xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: apalachtimes.com E -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Apalachicola city commissioners plan to vote Monday night on whether to lower millage below the rollback rate, to grant city employees a pay raise and to use mon ies from a large bequest to cover operat ing expenses at the library. At a budget hearing Tuesday night be fore a large audience made up primarily of city staffers, the commissioners reviewed details of a plan unveiled by City Adminis trator Betty Taylor Webb that would bring the millage rate down to 9.1735 mills, a half-mill below the most recent proposal of 9.6735 mills and about 0.416 mills below the rollback rate of 9.586 mills. A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value. Webbs proposal was generated by a request from Mayor Van Johnson on Sept. 6 that she nd whatever cuts she could to enable the city to trim its millage rate for 2011-12. This proposed lower millage, about a half-mill more than property owners are paying this year, would generate about $1.15 million in operating revenue, about $90,000 less than the current proposal. It would tighten to about $75,000 the amount of revenue over expenses generated by neat years budget. When added to the $316,000 carried over from the current 2010-11 budget, this would leave a cushion of about $400,000 in the $3.5 million budget, about $2 million of which is for the general fund, with the remainder spent on water and sewer. In addition, the proposed millage would keep in place the most recent set of per sonnel costs, which call for city employees By David Adlerstein Times City Editor At the rst budget adoption hearing Sept. 6, county commissioners heard from several resi dents opposed to a millage rate increase, arguing that now is not the time to generate additional tax revenue. But commissioners, who approved the tenta tive budget 4-1, with Commissioner Pinki Jackel opposed, said they had done their best to make cuts and that the millage hike was called for to replenish reserves. The millage rate is set to rise by 12 percent, from 4.445 to 4.980 mills. The overall property tax revenues generated by the millage will rise by a By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Most elected county ofcials will see a slight drop in their pay this year, thanks to the Census Bureau. With the exception of the two judges whose salaries are un changed, elected ofcials will see a 0.3 to 1 percent drop in their pay, unless they choose to reduce their salaries further on a volun tary basis. Steve OKane, a senior leg islative analyst for the Florida Legislatures Ofce of Economic and Demographic Research, said last week the decline in pay is because, for the rst time this decade, population tallies from the 2010 Census are being used to make the salary calculation. From 2001 to 2010, the state relied on ofcial population esti mates calculated by the Univer sity of Floridas Bureau of Eco nomic and Business Research, Interpreter glitch delays Bordt hearing By David Adlerstein Times City Editor At a much-anticipated hearing Tuesday afternoon, the defendant charged with murder, two public de fenders, the prosecutor, ve expert witnesses, and the father and grand parents of the 5-year-old victim were all on hand. The only person missing was the interpreter, and thus a further delay occurred in the legal proceedings against Marianne Bordt, a 72-year-old German national accused of drown ing her 5-year-old grandson, Camden Hiers, in the bathtub of a St. George Island vacation home Jan. 4, 2010. Its frustrating, said the boys father, David Hiers, who ew in with his parents, Pat and Bill Hiers, from Atlanta to Panama City to attend the hearing. Its a gut-wrenching drag on the process. The rst-degree murder case against Bordt has been delayed since December 2010, when Circuit Court Judge Angela Dempsey ruled Bordt was not competent to stand trial. Dempsey was concerned about the defendants limited understanding of Greatest generation on hand for veterans picnic By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Not only was Neil Krock one of the oldest guests at Saturdays Franklin County veterans picnic, he represented the Armys oldest com bat regiment. The 95-year-old Port St. Joe resident and Apalachicolas Dan Sangaree, 98, were the two eldest veterans at the well-attended picnic at Battery Park. Fitchburg, Mass., native Krock was a living reminder of the 181st Infantry Regiment, the oldest combat regiment in the U.S. Army, which traces its history to Dec. 13, 1636, when it was one of four colonial regiments of foot of the Brit ish Crown. It would evolve over the centuries into a federalized Massachusetts National Guard regiment during World War II, and thats where Krocks involvement began. Flanked by his three daughters, Linda Some ro and Joanne Gallagher, both of Wewahitchka, and Judy Braun and her husband, Peirce, from Jensen Beach, Krock recalled how he was drafted at age 24 for one year in 1940, while working odd jobs in Fitchburg. Krocks stint with the Armys 181st wound up lasting 4 years, more than half of that spent ghting in Europe. Originally assigned to protecting the Maine coast, Krocks regiment later was assigned to the 36th Division, an outt out of Texas, and sent to Italy. But before embarking to liberate Eu rope, Krock got leave from boot camp to marry his high school sweetheart, Blanche Couture, in Maine, a marriage that lasted 62 years. Krock wouldnt see his eldest daughter, Linda, until he returned home from his service as an infantry rieman. We did all kinds of things, he said. Laying wires out to the out County ofcials face pay drop SALAR Y CHANGES Position New salary % change Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey $142,178 0 County Judge Van Russell $134, 280 0 Sheriff Skip Shiver $99,299 -0.3 Superintendent Nina Marks $90,703 -0.3 Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson $90,703 -0.3 Property Appraiser Doris Pendleton $90,703 -0.3 Tax Collector James Harris $90,703 -0.3 Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott $74,063 -0.4 County commissioners $25,035 -1.0 School board members $24,008 -0.3 D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Marianne Bordt waits with attorney Steve Been. Thursday, September 15, 2011 VOL. 126 I SS UE 20 See PAY DROP A6 Memories of liberation D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Veterans Neil Krock, 95, left, and Dan Sangaree, 98, take part in Franklin Countys veterans picnic Saturday. Apalach considers lowering millage Citizens protest county tax hike See BORDT A5 See VETERANS A5 See MILLAGE A9 See TAX HIKE A8 Opinion ............ A4 Tide Chart .......... A5 Society ........... A10 Faith ............. A11 Outdoors .......... A12 Sports ............ A13 Classieds ...... A16-A17 Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday The annual organized effort to clean up the coast and inland waterways will be Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen and a hat. To help, show up at any of the following sites, with where to meet in parentheses: Apalachicola: 10-Foot Hole (Battery Park under the bridge); Abercrombie Landing (12th Street out about four miles); Lafayette Park; Apalachicola Maritime Museum; Bald Point State Park (148 Box Cut Road, Alligator Point); Carrabelle River and Carrabelle Beach (City Public Pavilion on Marine Street); Eastpoint Downtown and Pavilion Area (U.S. 98 and 8th Street near Captain Snooks); Millender Park (Marion Millender Park, off Patton Street); Lanark Beach (Public access point on Arizona Street south of U.S. 98); St. George Island Downtown (Lighthouse Park, directly in front of the restrooms); and St. George Island State Park (check-in at park gate). For more info call 6538936 or email riverkeeper@ apalachicolariverkeeper.org. Cooking Class at Crooked River Grill At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Crooked River Grill, 171 Laughing Gull Lane in St. James Bay, will hold its monthly cooking class. Kay Lass will show how to prepare the French classic coq au vin, chicken stewed in red wine. The class includes a meal. Call 697-5050 to reserve. Builders host golf tourney Sept. 23 Every year, Forgotten Coast Builders Association gives scholarships toward better educating the youth in Gulf and Franklin counties. Join them at noon Sept. 23 at St. James Bay Golf Resort outside Carrabelle. The rst-place winner receives $350, and second place wins $200. Prizes also will be given for the longest drive and closest to the pin. For a $250 donation, a four-person team receives one hour at the driving range, dinner with awards presentation and the use of a golf cart. For more info, contact Bo Spring at 527-0194, Steve Newman at 527-511 or Erin Rodriguez at 653-4239. Thanking rst responders A4
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 VACANT LOT SGI! Lovely 1/3 acre bayview lot on St. George Island right across Patton St. from a canal a two story home will have great sunset views! MLS# 234144.................$55,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875 Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Jackie Golden 850.899.8433 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 S T J AM E S B A Y G OL F C O UR S E LOT .22 acre pie shaped lot on the 13th Fairway! This is a fantastic deal at this price no banks are involved so easy to close! Enjoy wonderful St. James amenities pool, tennis, MLS# 243438...........$20,000 C A RR AB E LL E BE AC H Own a piece of Carrabelle history! The original lighthouse keepers house has 3 BR/ 1 BA on 1.3 peaceful acres backing up to Tates Hell Hiking Trail. Lovely porches! MLS# 243618..............$269,000 C OMM ER CIAL AP ALAC H ICOLA Two commercial lots for sale in Apalachicola on the corner of Commerce and Penton St. Great location, one block of Hwy 98, near all the best shops and restaurants in Apalach! MLS# 244870.................$290,000 BA Y VI E W S T GE O R G E I SLAN D 3BR 3BA located in the heart of the island, walking distance to all shops/restaurants. Screened porches, hot tub, great bay views! MLS# 240643...........$275,000 GRE AT ER AP ALAC H ICOLA 3 BR/2BA 1142 sq.ft home with large fenced back yard, storage building. Great condition at a great price! MLS# 244700...........$115,000 NEW LISTING! I cant say thank you enough as I was completely overwhelmed by your show of support in my bid for reelection as mayor of Apalachicola and humbled by the privilege and awesome responsibility that both the Lord God Jehovah and you the voters have once again entrusted in me to lead this great city. My love goes out to my entire campaign team, who all worked tirelessly over the last six weeks to help spread the word of my candidacy. Mayor Van Johnson Now that the election is over, we must get back to the work of reinforcing in the minds of everyone that Apalachicola is but one community with a singular purpose. The area of the city in which one lives doesnt make any part of the city any less or more important than any other. The successes we have experienced thus far focused on whats good for all, including our employees. Using this approach, Apalachicola has fared much better than most communities have in the panhandle and I trust that you will join with us as we continue on that path. Sincerely, Van W. Johnson, Sr., Mayor The Historic City of Apalachicola Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Van W. Johnson, Sr., Non-party Afliation, for Mayor of the City of Apalachicola. Pd. Pol. 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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! LOIS SWOBODA | The Times On Sept. 8, the three newly-elected Carrabelle city commissioners and Carrabelles mayor were sworn in by City Clerk Keisha Smith. Curley Messer, returning to the mayors ofce for his second consecutive term and sixth term over the last 50 years, thanked everyone for their votes. Those that didnt vote for me I love just as good, he said. Before the ceremony, outgoing commissioner Jim Brown spoke to the assembly of about 30 people. I want to thank all the people who voted for me and I want to thank all the people who voted against me, he said. I feel free for the rst time in years. Messer, second from right, appointed Frank Mathes, right, to head the roads department, Cal Allen, with two more years in ofce, will remain in charge of the re department, Charlotte Schneider, left, is nance commissioner and Brenda La Paz, second from left, will oversee the water and sewer department. In her rst bid for public ofce, LaPaz was elected to serve the last two years of the term of Richard Sands, who resigned in 2010 to run for county commissioner. She said she wished to thank her supporters and mentors and thanked Brown, her opponent in the Sept. 6 election, for his service. CARRABELLE COMMISSIONERS SWORN INTO OFFICE By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer At their rst budget hearing for the 2011-12 scal year, Carrabelle city com missioners announced they will not seek an increase in millage next year. At the Sept. 7 meeting, commissioners said they plan to keep the millage at 8.27 mills. Last year, the millage jumped nearly 50 percent from 5.5 to its cur rent level. Estimated receipts for the 2011-12 scal year are nearly $1.427 million, down $24,000 from last year. Everyone in Carrabelle should see a decrease in their city taxes this year because we kept the same millage and property values have dropped, said City Clerk Keisha Smith. We could have gone to the roll back rate of 8.84 mills, but we didnt. Most of the budgets line items will remain about the same, too, with a few excep tions. Streets and Roads Su pervisor William Massey requested an additional employee to help oversee prisoners from the Frank lin Correctional Institution. I put in for another man because the prison is xing to pull the vans and prison squads, he told commis sioners. Were going to have to pick it up like Apala chicola did. He said cost of the ad ditional employee, who will earn $10 an hour, will be $27,900 a year. Smith said this is the maximum cost if the new employee is mar ried and needs a family health plan. Massey said he is trying to obtain a used van at no cost from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. With the additional em ployee and other changes, salaries for Streets and Roads employees will rise from $83,086 to $110,800 in the upcoming budget. Fed eral payroll taxes for the department will rise from $7,400 to $13,495, and life and medical insurance in creases will rise by $3,330 to $11,230. Massey said the city re ceived about $1 million in inmate labor last year. He said the new landscape in stalled along U.S. 98 in June will require signicant care to maintain. This is a no-brainer, said Commissioner Cal Al len, regarding the new hire. In a telephone interview, Smith said the city will re ceive an additional $36,000 in franchise fees from Prog ress Energy throughout the coming year. Fees received from the state sales tax and the local communica tions service tax will each increase by an estimated $20,000, she said. Smith said both visitors and residents contribute to all three of these income sources, de creasing the burden from falling exclusively on Car rabelle taxpayers. Another new expense in the 2011-12 budget is a whopping $7,600 water bill, an increase of $6,915 over the last budget. Smith said the Northwest Florida Wa ter Management District mandated that the city pay for its water use while in the past, city facilities had re ceived free water. Smith said this bill in cludes water for city ofces and irrigation for Sands Park on U.S. 98. She said the irrigation system for the new landscape instal lation downtown uses free recycled water. The city saw a signicant decrease in utility bills after installing a computer-con trolled heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the beginning of 2010. Smith said the system, which cost around $30,000, lowered the energy bill for the city complex by $26,000 in 2010, with bills now an av erage $800 per month lower than last year. It will pay for itself 10 times over, she said. Smith said the system al lows the city to only run heat and air conditioning in the municipal complex when and where it is needed. Smith said retired police man Alvin Mitchell closely monitors the system and she expects savings to in crease as he becomes more experienced in controlling it. The water budget in creased from $479,150 this year to $528,481 for 2011-12, a change that will be offset by increased receipts. Smith said the increased costs are mostly because of operating costs at the new Miex ltra tion system mandated by the state. Along with $7,000 in chemical costs, the plant must be checked seven days a week, Smith said, which generates overtime costs when it is serviced on the weekend. Commis sioner Jim Brown suggest ed that comp time, rather than overtime, could be used to cover this weekend expense. Water Department Su pervisor Keith Mock said he would not be willing to work on weekends without overtime compensation. He said that another alterna tive would be to hire a pri vate sector contractor from Quincy, but commissioners indicated they feared the cost would be too expensive and that they didnt want the money to leave the county. The second and nal budget meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 5:01 p.m. Carrabelle holds the line on millage
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, September 15, 2011 Were all in the SAME boat. And its OUR tax money. LAST CHANCE to say NO to a BIG increase Franklin County Commission Sept. 19, 5:15pm Courthouse Annex abetterfranklin.com BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 WOW! 1 B D R FU R N I SH E D AP T $15,000 $29,500 $2,500 D OWN BU Y S 2 B E D AP T 2 6 GU L F V IE W & A CC E SS 3 BD R 2 BA 2006 M /H $89,000 $500 D OWN C HO I C E OF 3 CITY LO T S $180.00/ M ON T H O R $17,500/ EA CH 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 R D ROW $34,500 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer The Carrabelle History Museum opened its new exhibit on the steamship Tarpon Sept. 3, with rela tives of Tarpons crew and a few folks who remember the steamship on hand to share stories of the Tarpon and its demise. Gathered were descen dants of the Tarpon crew, which sank less than 10 miles off the coast of Pana ma City in 1937 because of a severe storm, too much cargo and a proud and over ly determined captain. Many were grandchil dren of survivors, some were relatives of the second mate who perished trying to save the 81-year-old cap tain. Almost all of the fami lies reported having a photo of the ship somewhere in their homes. They were very excited to nally meet others with last names they were so familiar with. The Mattairs, McKnights, Smiths and Rus sells, and related families, shared stories of the horri ble ordeal, with details their grandparents had told them so many times. Discussions included who was clinging to the hatch cover or the mast, plus comments on op erations before the wreck, such as how much faster the roustabouts would work when the captain was watch ing. The museum staff was able to get some positive identication on photos they had been unsure of, and ex tra tidbits to add to the ex ploration of this fascinating, lm worthy story. Anne McKnight of Car rabelle said she was 7 years old when the Tarpon sank, and her uncle Willie McK night was a member of the crew. He spent 36 hours in the water before being rescued and his hair turned white all over, she said, adding that McKnights family did not learn of his escape until two days after the wreck. Lloyd Mattair, Jr. and Sr., both of Pensacola, each provided information about their ancestor Ira Mattair, and were on hand for the opening. Joe Barber, who remem bers the Tarpon from his boyhood in Apalachicola, was interviewed and lmed by historian Beth LaCivita. Mary Westberg also shared stores of the Tarpons visits to the Port of Carrabelle. The Tarpons long ca reer began as part of Henry Plants transportation em pire in the late 1880s and part of Flaglers eet at the turn of the century. The ves sel, sold to a Panhandle rm in 1902, served the northern Gulf Coast until its demise in 1937, carrying freight and passengers until 1930, and from then on, mainly haul ing freight. The steam-pow ered ship cruised weekly from Mobile, Ala., to Carra belle. Older folks referred to her as Carrabelles Queen Mary. This was a very sig nicant era in the history of Franklin County and the Gulf Coast, said museum director, Tamara Allen. Joan Matey, former manag er of the 1843 Knott House in Tallahassee, is currently curator at the Crooked Riv er Lighthouse and the Car rabelle History Museum. The Last Voyage of the S.S. Tarpon will be dis played through Thanksgiv ing weekend. The museum, at 106 Avenue B, is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For informa tion call 697-2141 or 5241153. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Lloyd Mattair, Jr. and Sr., the great-grandson and great-great grandson of Tarpon mate Ira Mattair, visited Carrabelle for the opening of the Tarpon exhibit at the Carrabelle History Museum. Tarpon mates descendants gather for exhibit Relay for Life to meet today The Franklin Relay for Life Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Butler Agency in Eastpoint at 43 Island Drive. Hope all committee members can attend! The committee has some positions open, so if youre interested in helping plan a great event we would love to have you! Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. For more info call Chala Parish at 3700832. Estuaries Day set for Sept. 23 On Sept. 23, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve invites everyone to celebrate Estuaries Day from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their new headquarters, at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. Activities include hourly tours of facility and enviroscape demonstrations, and door prize drawing for adults from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Ongoing activities include free T-shirt giveaway to the rst 600 people, buttonmaking, beach scavenger hunt, ocean bingo, touch tanks, Florida State University and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tents, refreshments, cast net game and net making demo, oyster tonging game, wacky waterfront race, live reptiles, reptile roundup game, bugs-eye view activity and insect tattoos.Visitors must enter at Island Drive entrance for parking. Millender Street will be closed for child safety precautions. Children must be accompanied by an adult for entrance. No alcohol or pets please. For more information call 670-7700. Bears appetites soar in fall Florida black bears turn into eating machines this time of year, stufng their stomachs in preparation for winter. For gluttonous bears, raiding a garbage can may be more appealing than foraging in the woods. To reduce human-bear conicts the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges people to keep food sources around their homes and businesses secure from bears. News BRIEFS
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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 Bembry named to House Appropriations Committee Special to The Times State Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, which produces the Houses proposed budget in conforming and implementing legislation, for a second year. The committee provides legislative oversight regarding agency and judiciary implementation of the budget and also reviews the governors budget recommendations and agency legislative budget request, and analyzes trust funds. Additionally, legislation with a scal impact is typically heard by the House Appropriations Committee or one of its respective subcommittees. Bembry was again appointed to the House State Affairs Committee that considers matters relating to the oversight and use of state resources, including issues relating to Floridas agriculture and citrus industries, environmental protection, conservation of Floridas natural resources, energy, utilities and telecommunications regulations, state agency governance, ethics and elections, and state/federal relations. Bembrys other appointments include the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, Select Committee on Water Policy and K-20 Innovation Education Subcommittee. Ive been blessed to be able to have rsthand knowledge and a strong background in agriculture, which enables me to have the ability to be effective through my committee assignments. I am one of a few, in the House or Senate, that has actual working knowledge in the eld when it comes to agriculture, Bembry said. What happened to business between friends? I visited a gas station picked at random in an unfamiliar town last week and went back in today because of the service it offered. With all the crosscountry and local traveling we do, this place was truly special in the last many, many years! The rst time we rst pulled in, since I was driving, I stepped out to ll the huge tank on our van. We were almost empty, and we had many miles between towns. With credit card in hand, I looked at the pumps and couldnt nd any place to slide the card to begin the ll. So, exasperated, thinking I had to tell the clerk that I would need to pump a large dollar gure for sure, and was it necessary for them to hold my card while I pumped, I hurried into the convenience store. I am trying to ll my tank, and I dont where to insert my credit card for payment at the pumps, I whined. The clerk looked at me piteously and replied, Well, you have to ll the tank rst. Just lift the lever on the pump, then come in here, and Ill take your card for however much gasoline you want to buy. I must admit, I looked at the woman and my mouth dropped open. You mean, I dont have to pay rst? No, just get what you need, and well settle up when you are nished, she said with a courteous smile. How long has it been since you had the same experience? How long since you didnt have to pay rst or swipe a credit card and watch the pump shut off at a predetermined cap (which dollar amount is never noticed to the customer rst), and which is often too soon with our big fuel tank? When was the last time you felt dignied, like a trusted customer, when you bought gasoline? What happened to that way of doing business between friends? The bad guys happened, thats what. Crooks and cheats and thieves forced businesses to take away our dignity and our right to demonstrate that we could be honest, honorable customers. Drive-aways, as they are called, casually and callously stole fuel from our places of business. So now, we all must pay the price for the dishonesty and lack of respect practiced by those thieves. Is that the kind of society we really want? Dishonesty, greed, and selfinterest crimes and behaviors surface in all walks of life these days. Examples can be found in politics, religion, retail, manufacturing, medicine, education, nance, environment, judicial and certainly all levels of government leadership. What makes someone steal from a business, another person or even society itself? It has been said that we get the government we deserve. Is it also true that we get the society we deserve? Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to The Apalachicola & Carrabelle Times. Job growth will generate tax revenue Opportunity. Why is that word so foreign to the average Franklin County citizen? To some, the Deepwater Horizon spill signaled opportunity to the tune of $49 million paid out by BP over the past 15 months. That boat has largely sailed, and now we need to ask ourselves: Whats the next opportunity? In the midst of the deepest recession since the 1930s, weve seen jobs lost at every level. Construction, retail, hospitality, restaurants and our seafood industry have all seen declines. The face of Franklin County has changed. We must recognize and take advantage of that fact or ignore its change at our own peril. Why doesnt the county leadership both our county commissioners and our school board do something about the poverty, low educational attainment and lack of opportunity within Franklin County? Why is working for the county, the school district, local prisons or the hospital the most we can aspire to here? Theres nothing wrong with any of these positions, but we need more jobs that create new tax revenue through growth. Why cant we generate reliable, wellpaying private-sector jobs in this county? Why are we satised with mediocrity in our schools? We get few answers from our leaders. Wakulla County has A schools; we dont. Gulf County has a thriving, diversied economy; we dont. Why cant your kids look forward to living and working in Franklin County? Chances are there are no opportunities for them here. This dependency economy is a dead end. You may survive, but you will never prosper. You have a chance to tell your county commissioners what is important to you and your family on the rst and third Tuesdays of every month. The 2011-12 budget will be discussed at a nal hearing Sept. 19. With about 25 percent of the countys parcels either foreclosed on, near foreclosure or having been paid by others through the sale of tax certicates these past several years, you have to ask: Will I be the next one to face losing my home and my property? The Franklin County Commission is planning a real spending increase of about $750,000 (an actual increase of $506,387 plus savings from the countys 3 percent retirement contributions) compared to last year. A millage rate increase of 12 percent has been proposed to raise that extra money. Save Our Homes has shielded many in the past from some of these increases. But going forward and especially as property values right themselves many of us will face much higher bills. Dont wait until its too late; participate now! It has been said that we get the government we deserve and vote for. Show up and ask questions. Your commissioners respect numbers. If you are in favor of their proposals, great; let them know! But if you are like me and worry about whats next and want more accountability from your board of commissioners, show up and be heard. After all, were all in the same boat. Allan J. Feifer, president Concerned Citizens of Franklin County Inc. www.ABetterFranklin.com THOUGHTS FOR THE TIMES Mel Kelly On the anniversary of 9/11, students at Franklin County High School were exposed to many different lessons about that tragic day in 2001. Our students were very young, and many do not remember the events. I shared my personal story of 9/11 and how I felt that day as the daughter of a reman. My students watched video footage taken that day, and then we had a class discussion about all of the lives that were lost. Many of my students have family members who are rst responders (police, re, EMS), and I wanted to keep the focus on their stories. My students wrote thank-you letters to the rst responders of Franklin County. They worked diligently on these letters, and I believe that they have a new understanding of that tragic day. Sincerely, Jaime Duhart Social Science teacher Franklin County School To all reghters and rst responders, I will never understand what its like to be a reghter/rst responder. I have never been at the scene of a re or tragedy. Im unaware of the danger, the worry, the courage it must take. I am so dearly thankful for your sacrice. I know most of you have a family at home that you leave every day to go to work not knowing if you are going to make it back to. I could never be as brave as you are every day of your life. So, thank you, to every one of you. Im extremely thankful for your bravery. Sincerely, Brooke Frye Dear Joey Taranto, Thank you for putting your life on the line to ensure the publics safety by putting a total strangers life before your own. I nd it simply fascinating that when disaster arises, while most people run from the disaster, you run toward it and save lives. The things you accomplish not many other people could do. I am very thankful to have people looking after me that, at the drop of a hat, will drop everything and rescue anyone in danger even if it endangers yours. I thank you for answering the call of duty not many others can answer. Thank you, Chase Taranto I would like to say thank you for all of the things that you do for us. You risk your life every day to save ours, and that means so much to me. All I can really say is thank you. Sincerely, Codee Crum Thank you, rst responders, for being there for Franklin County. Our town is safe because of you. You put your lives in jeopardy for us, and I just want to say I appreciate it. Dasia Davis Dear Heroes, I just want to tell you all that you are my heroes and thank you so much for taking a risk every day by doing your jobs. I have never really (taken) the time to notice how much you do for everyone in Franklin County. You all are so very important, and when you get phone calls saying re or wreck or any of that, you go not knowing if you will walk away the same or even (be) alive just like the heroes who tried to save all the people in the two towers on 9/11 ... Once again, I just want to thank you for all you all do. Thanks, Hannah Oxendine Dear Franklin County Cops, I wanted to say THANK YOU! for risking your life to protect my home and your home. We have just (nished) watching and listening to one of the 9/11 videos, and I honestly had no clue that our country had lost that many cops, remen, and all the civilians in those horric crashes. THANK YOU! so very much from the bottom of my heart for protecting and sacricing your lives to keep this place our HOME! When this tragic accident happened, I was only in rst grade, so I really didnt understand why people were crying, but now I understand. These people had destroyed our peace of mind, and this country, I think, didnt know how to handle this. So thank you so very much. I love yall, this county loves yall, this COUNTRY loves yall. Sincerely, Karlie Tucker PS: WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Dear First Responders, I would like to thank you for everything you did and have done for us: putting your life on the line for our lives, saving people that you dont know and caring for them. Youre all kind to do this. You are heroes to all of us here, and I thank you for it and all the hard work. Thanks again, Katelyn Rowland Dear Police Department, I would like to say thank you for all the things you have done. For risking your life every day for someone you may not even know to save their lives. You may not realize it, but you are a hero to someone. You are a hero to me. People look up to you and the things you do. You are appreciated, and I would like you to realize that. Thank you for having the bravery to do your job. Sincerely, Kerri Williams Dear Daddy, I want to thank you for protecting us. Youve been working since I was a little baby. You risk your life every time you go to a call, just to save OUR lives. If thats not a true hero, I dont know what is. I love you so much! You mean so much to me ... I LOVE YOU, DAD. Maddie Nicole Newell LEONARD BEMBRY Letter to the EDITOR Students thank rst responders
Local Thursday, September 15, 2011 the American judicial sys tem, her limited command of English and conict ing evaluations by mental health professionals. Bordt was sent to the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee for compe tency restoration, and in June, hospital ofcials sent a letter to the court indicat ing they believed Bordt was competent to stand trial. C. Andrew Thomas, chief as sistant public defender for the 2nd Judicial Circuit of Florida, said at that time he planned to challenge his clients competency. Tuesdays hearing, postponed from July 26, marked the earliest point on the courts calendar a hearing could be held to review updated evalua tions from the three North Florida psychologists who rst testied at the De cember hearing: Gregory Prichard for the prosecu tion, and Harry McLaren and Ronda Harrison-Spo erl for the defense. All three traveled to Apalachicola for Tuesdays hearing, as did Florida State Hospital staffers Juli Stanphill, an advanced reg istered nurse practitioner, and Leslie Dellenbarger, a psychologist. It was not clear why in terpreter Michael Alsentzer was absent. What was clear was that the hearing could not be held without a cer tied German translator, and there was no way to bring one in on such short notice. Not long after the al leged crime occurred on St. George Island, Apala chicola bed-and-breakfast owner Brigitte Schroeder, German-born, had been enlisted to help interpret police questioning to Bordt. I am sure they (local resi dents) speak German, but I dont know how uently, Thomas said Tuesday. I know we need an interpreter, but Ive nev er had to do anything, Dempsey said. Hes just always been here. Thomas said there might have been a mix-up after he was reassigned by the public defenders of ce to take over for Bordts previous attorney, Maria Ines Suber. If Miss Suber was providing the inter preter, if she was and that was an understanding, I apologize, Thomas said. We have no interest in not having this hearing. Robin Myers, the assis tant state attorney, sounded a frustrated note but con ceded little could be done to salvage the hearing. Is the court supposed to be clairvoyant, without being notied by some par ty that we need it (a transla tor)? he said. Whose obli gation is it to say Hey judge, I need an interpreter? I dont know that theres a whole lot we can do except a whole lot of frustration, Myers said. Im frustrated, too, but I dont see how we can go forward without an inter preter, Dempsey said. The judge tried to have the hearing postponed un til Wednesday morning, but Prichard was slated for work in Daytona Beach while McLaren had an ap pointment at the state pris on in Starke. The court is working out a new date for the hearing, which might be moved to Tallahassee to accommodate everyones schedule earlier than it could be in Apalachicola. Prichard mentioned to the judge that he under stood Alsentzer was on an extended vacation in Ger many. Neither of the attor neys objected to having a different interpreter called in from the International Translation Center to han dle the next hearing. From the states stand point, it doesnt really mat ter who it is, Myers told the court. Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 email@example.com WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 653-8868 Date High Low % Precip Thu, Sep 15 89 69 20 % Fri, Sep 16 87 70 0 % Sat, Sep 17 85 67 0 % Sun, Sep 18 84 67 10 % Mon, Sep 19 83 69 0 % Tues, Sep 20 85 71 10 % Wed, Sep 21 84 68 30 % 9/15 Thu 05:15AM 1.8 H 12:26PM 0.5 L 07:05PM 1.6 H 9/16 Fri 12:02AM 1.1 L 05:38AM 1.9 H 12:59PM 0.4 L 07:59PM 1.6 H 9/17 Sat 12:25AM 1.2 L 06:06AM 1.9 H 01:39PM 0.4 L 09:02PM 1.5 H 9/18 Sun 12:53AM 1.3 L 06:39AM 1.9 H 02:31PM 0.4 L 10:21PM 1.5 H 9/19 Mon 01:29AM 1.4 L 07:19AM 1.9 H 03:45PM 0.4 L 11:57PM 1.5 H 9/20 Tue 02:19AM 1.4 L 08:09AM 1.8 H 05:14PM 0.4 L 9/21 Wed 01:22AM 1.5 H 04:03AM 1.4 L 09:16AM 1.8 H 06:30PM 0.4 L 9/15 Thu 03:50AM 2.9 H 10:13AM 0.8 L 05:40PM 2.6 H 09:49PM 1.8 L 9/16 Fri 04:13AM 3.0 H 10:46AM 0.6 L 06:34PM 2.6 H 10:12PM 1.9 L 9/17 Sat 04:41AM 3.0 H 11:26AM 0.6 L 07:37PM 2.4 H 10:40PM 2.1 L 9/18 Sun 05:14AM 3.0 H 12:18PM 0.6 L 08:56PM 2.4 H 11:16PM 2.2 L 9/19 Mon 05:54AM 3.0 H 01:32PM 0.6 L 10:32PM 2.4 H 9/20 Tue 12:06AM 2.2 L 06:44AM 2.9 H 03:01PM 0.6 L 11:57PM 2.4 H 9/21 Wed 01:50AM 2.2 L 07:51AM 2.9 H 04:17PM 0.6 L The Times | A5 posts, sometimes doing scouts, sneaking up on the enemy. We were pushing them north so they wouldnt be coming down south. The 36th Infantry Division rst landed in North Africa on April 13, 1943, and rst saw action ve months later, when it landed by sea at Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno against intense German opposition. The 36th repulsed them with the aid of air support and naval gunre, and advanced slowly northward. The 36th captured Mount Maggiore, Mount Lungo and the village of San Pietro despite strong enemy positions and se vere winter weather. The gruel ing campaign was marked by futile attempts to establish a secure bridgehead across the Rapido River in early 1944. On May 25, the division was sent by sea to the Anzio bridge head to take part in Operation Diadem, driving north to enter Rome about two weeks later. On Aug. 15, as part of the American 6th Army Group, the division made another amphibious as sault landing against light oppo sition in the Saint-Raphal area of Southern France as part of Operation Dragoon. The division moved rapidly across the Rhone River Val ley, facing erce German Army counterattacks. Eventually, the unit would take part in the Bat tle of the Bulge and liberate the sub-camps of the Dachau con centration camp system before returning to the U.S. in Decem ber 1945. It was during the campaign across France that Krock was wounded and received the Pur ple Heart. I was hit on the side, he said. It didnt do much damage; it went through the cartridge belt and left a burn mark. It was also for this battle across France that Krocks unit was awarded the French Croix De Guerre, that nations Medal of Honor, from the president of France. Krock was fortunate to en dure his wartime experiences with a boyhood friend from Fitchburg, William Rivard, and to correspond regularly with his new wife. You cant say much in your letters, Krock said. They blacked it out on you. Still physically active and liv ing with his beloved Jack Rus sell terrier Miss Jiggs, Krock said he sometimes nds himself drifting back to his war experi ences. One thing I think of often is when I got wounded, he said, sporting a T-shirt that read Freedom is not free as he en joyed the luncheon of barbecued chicken and pulled pork. A fellow had dug a foxhole, square and deep, and we went over and said Hey Brooks, you got a nice foxhole. He said I asked the good Lord to keep me, and thats the last thing he said, Krock said. A tree burst came right down on top of him. Another time Krock wit nessed the work of a German sniper was when the unit was dug in, and a rst lieutenant, what Krock called a 90-day wonder, appeared on the scene, only to soon be shot dead. We told him keep your head down. Theres a sniper up there, said Krock. We didnt even nd out what his name was. Krocks daughters said their father didnt much talk about his wartime experiences when they were growing up. Krock also has a son, who lives in Jensen Beach. Though more than a share of the horric is stored away in Krocks memories, his experi ence during the war also fea tured fond memories, including leave in Paris and England that enabled him to visit his older brother, a crew chief with the Air Force in England. Krock jokes about how his trip required him to hitchhike through the countryside, com plete with his thumb out, a ges ture that unlike in America, has a vulgar connotation in England. Eventually, a friendly British soldier took him to his destina tion, and the visit would include a memorable ight to Belgium over the white cliffs of Dover. With a large crowd on hand for the annual picnic, organizer Charles Wilson opened the af fair by having Red Sizemore Sr. lead the group in prayer. Charles Thompson led the gathering in the Pledge of Allegiance and sang God Bless America, with Venture Scout Crew 22 present ing the colors. Wilson then presented plaques of appreciation to John Sack, a local veteran who helped organize the event; to Nadine Lee, whose husband was a Viet nam veteran; and to Charles and Susan Stancil, from Houston, who funded the distribution of hats to all the veterans. VETERANS from page A1 BORDT from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Nadine Lee, second from left, prepares to cut the cake she brought in memory of her late husband, Gene Lee, a Vietnam veteran. At left is volunteer Brigitte Schroeder and at right are Lees grandchildren, from right, Hannah, Georgia and Gavin Lee.
Local A6 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 Special to The Times You are never too old to learn. No tests, no grades, no stress just fun. Registration is now open for Education Encore class es at the Gulf/Franklin cam pus, Room A 101. Education Encore provides noncredit enrichment classes for ac tive adults on a variety of topics including computers, exercise, art, drawing, pho tography, religion, writing, Spanish, home repair, story crafting, history and more. The goal of Education Encore is to provide a learn ing environment that is fun, lively and offers diversity, insight and wisdom. If you have been to college, this is an opportunity to relive the college experience. If you have not attended college, this is an opportunity to live the college experience. Just as exercising the body keeps one physically t, exercising the mind keeps one mentally t. Classes will be held on six consecutive Wednes days from Sept. 21 through Oct. 26. The fee for partici pants is $66 for the six-week program, which includes three classes on each of the six Wednesdays. To browse the selection of classes offered, please visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ EducationEncore, or for more information, call 8723823 or email Jim Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dont miss this great op portunity to continue your education or pursue a long time interest. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Dog Island Conservation District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the Budget and TAXES will be held on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. at 2976 Wellington Circle West, Tallahassee, Florida. BUDGET SUMMARY Dog Island Conservation District Fiscal Year 2012 THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE DOG ISLAND CONSERVA TION DISTRICT ARE 18% LESS THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. T HE T ENTATIVE A DOPTED AND / OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD 40,000 INCOME Tax Income Millage per $1,000 = 3.00 110,294 Franklin County Income 10,000 Franklin Co Garbage Tipping 6,000 Interest Income-Checking 1,000 Interest Income-SBA 1,000 Airport Fees 2,000 Road Use Impact Fees 15,000 Class 3 Trash Removal Fees 5,000 Other income 0 TOTAL INCOME 150,294 TOTAL AVAILABLE RESOURCES 190,294 EXPENSE Airport 5,000 Administrative 29,000 Dock 5,000 Election 1,000 Fire Department 1,500 Truck and Tractor 15,000 Non-Allocated Services 5,000 Legal 3,000 LCM Maintenance 9,000 LCM Operations 9,000 Roads 50,000 Island Stewardship 3,000 Garbage Compactor Maintenance 3,000 Class 3 Trash Removal 3,000 Household Garbage Removal 4,000 Shop Expense 3,000 Submerged Land Lease 3,000 Transportation (Ferry Service) 19,000 Capitol Outlay 5,000 Hurricane Response 6,000 Contingency Fund 8,794 TOTAL EXPENSE $190,294 Special to the Times The challenges of health care delivery in rural America are several and familiar: poor infrastructure, insufcient supply of skilled doctors and dispersed poor populations, all of which make affordable care hard to achieve. Cindy Drapal, chief nursing ofcer of George E. Weems Memorial Hospital, said technology is the key to bridging this gap. In December 2010, Chuck Edwards, chief technology ofcer of Bluemanta Technology Group, began working to secure a grant and to implement a connected health strategy for the hospital. In May 2011, the telemedicine program took ight with the installation of the hospitals rst mobile telemedicine unit, which allows Weems clinicians and patients to communicate with urban resources via the Internet. We have made it a priority to explore innovative, yet practical connected health solutions to improve healthcare delivery, Edwards said. It was very exciting to see telemedicine become a reality at Weems. The telemedicine unit includes an Ergotron mobile cart with onboard batteries and audio visual equipment from Cisco Systems Inc. The unit also features onboard local and remote diagnostics capabilities. The video otoscope, which uses the latest rod lens technology to provide crisp clear images of the tympanic membrane and auditory ear canal, allows clinicians to record live video or capture still images and review them real-time with patients and other clinicians. A Bluetooth-enabled electronic stethoscope connects wirelessly to heart and lung sound visualization software. Telemedicine has played a key role on several occasions since it was installed, with the most recent application involving the treatment of a trauma patient. Weems hospital personnel were able to connect to out-of-area surgical specialists to review the patients injuries real-time. In recent years, the nancial obstacles for telemedicine have crumbled, making it more cost-effective for rural health care providers to adopt the technology. Medicare and Medicaid reimburse doctors the same basic rate for in-person patient care as a video conference with a remote patient, Drapal said. Private insurance companies are also paying for many telemedicine services. Payers are realizing that connected health technologies, such as telemedicine, make efcient use of dwindling resources to reduce healthcare costs and deliver quality patient care. For more information or to see a demonstration of the telemedicine capabilities at Weems, contact Drapal at 653-8853. Education Encore registration open Cindy Drapal, chief nursing ofcer of Weems Memorial Hospital, left, and Chuck Edwards, chief technology ofcer of Bluemanta Technology Group, stand with telemedicine equipment. SPECIAL TO THE T IME S Weems telemedicine options expand performed under contract with the state legislature. These estimates, based on UF de mographers examining relevant indi cators, showed the county had 12,414 people last year. But this year, the pop ulation is actually 11,549, according to census gures. This decrease of 865 people affects the calculations performed by the EDR and based on formula approved by the state legislature. The EDR is the suc cessor to the Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, which ceased operations in June 2010. The EDR annually calculates salaries but is not recognized in the law to perform the calculations, so county governments and school districts are encouraged to independently verify the salaries of their respective elected ofcials. Salaries of the two countys two highest paid officials, Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey and County Judge Van Russell, are set annually in the states appropriations bill. This year, both salaries will remained unchanged. The highest paid county official will continue to be Sheriff Skip Shiver, who will receive a 0.3 percent drop. Super intendent Nina Marks, the next highest paid official, also will see a 0.3 percent decrease. Salaries of Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson, Property Appraiser Doris Pendleton and Tax Collector James Har ris will decrease 0.3 percent. These do not include any supplements, which can add up to $2,000 to their formula-based salary following completion of certica tion programs in the form of continuing education. School board members also will lose 0.3 percent. In 2010, the Florida Legisla ture passed a law that said school board salaries can be no more than a districts beginning salary for teachers who hold baccalaureate degrees. This year, the legislature went fur ther and wrote into law a condition that a countys elected ofcials can, on a volun tary basis, reduce their salaries, OKane said. He said the ofcial EDR report, ex pected to be issued this week, will show the effect of the census tallies on each of the states 67 counties. OKane said 30 Florida counties will have salary in creases for their county commissioners and school board members, while 37 counties will show salary increases for their constitutional ofcers. The annual salaries of members of the Florida Senate and House of Repre sentatives are set at $30,000, with a $133 per diem, based on how many days they are in session, according to Sunshine Review. PAY DROP from page A1
Local The Times | A7 Thursday, September 15, 2011 Things are moving ahead for the Library Friends Group, PALS, event on Saturday, Oct. 8 called Authors in Apalach An Autumn Gathering of Authors and Writers. The day will begin at the historic Raney House, 128 Market Street, around 9:30 a.m. Authors and writers will be spread out throughout the building and grounds, ready to talk to folks, and sell and sign their books as well. Both ction and non-ction authors will be there, including locals like Dawn Radford, author of Oyster Flats, and Beverly MountDouds who recently published the Arcadia series book on Apalachicola. During the morning there will also be an opportunity to go out on the river with featured author, Robert N. Macomber. He will be reading short pieces from his nine titles, called the Honor Series, featuring U. S. Navy ofcer Peter Wake. The trip will depart from the Apalachicola Maritime Museum at 103 Water Street. The rst installment of these Pineapple Press publications, At the Edge of Honor (2002) has Wake guarding the Gulf Coast around the area of the Peace River, dealing with blockade runners, insects and a motley crew. Apalachicolians who have read the series are ready to join with South Florida fans to become Wakians. Macomber and his fans can be viewed at www. robertmacomber.com/ or on Facebook. You can even see the unveiling of Wakes statue by Scott Lee Dozier on YouTube. Tickets for the boat excursions will be sold through the library. The price has not yet been set. Stay tuned. In the afternoon, a gathering is set for the Apalachicola Museum of Art on 5th Street. Storytellers will open the afternoon program, followed by Macombers talk on ction and world travel. Next, will be a forum with local writers who will answer questions and talk about the uniqueness of Apalachicola. Denise Roux, Apalachicola native and Times columnist, and Debby Beard, known locally for her Glance at the Past series on Oyster Radio, will host the group. Finally, Michael Lister will introduce his new book, The Big Goodbye, the rst of a private detective series set in 1940s Panama City. Jan Godown Anninno, author of childrens book She Sang Promise will give an overview of the Florida Book Awards. She was the Gold Medal winner for childrens literature in 2010. Event participants will then be invited to the Orman House State Park at 177 5th Street for a reception. This house is tting to the event because it would have been a place Macombers protagonist, Peter Wake, might have visited. Attendees will have a chance to purchase books throughout the day, and they should not miss the re-published Island Light, by Apalachicola author Alexander Key. This 1950 classic has been published by Forgotten Coast Books which, through their web site, is a source for out-of-print and rare editions from this area. Come join us and tell your friends. Volunteers are needed. The Tourist Development Council is partially funding this event and the Apalachicola Municipal Library and PALS thank them for their support. Caty Greene is librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy ................................................................................. $9,823,785 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes ...................................................................... $ 872,950 C. Actual property tax levy ..................................................................................... $8,950,835 This years proposed tax levy ............................................................................... $9,457,586 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: M ONDA Y, S EPTEM B ER 19, 2011 5:15 P.M. A T F RAN K LIN C O U NT Y C O U RT H O U SE A NNEX C O U NT Y C OMMISSION M EETIN G R OOM 34 F OR B ES S TREET A PALAC H ICOLA F LORIDA 32320 A F INAL D ECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. BUDGET SUMMARY FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD 2,544,726 8,488,634 0 404,033 0 11,437,393 ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Millage per $1,000 Ad Valorem 4.9800 4,407,911 5,049,756 0 0 0 9,457,667 Local Option, Use & Fuel Taxes 0 2,482,436 0 0 0 2,482,436 Communications Services Tax 55,477 0 0 0 0 55,477 Permits, Fees and Special Assessments 109,000 432,434 0 0 0 541,434 Intergovernmental Revenue 1,975,353 4,140,647 0 0 40,000 6,156,000 Charges for Services 163,650 943,215 0 0 7,053,162 8,160,027 Judgments and Fines 0 10,000 0 0 0 10,000 Miscellaneous Revenue 125,808 721,051 0 2,000 8,300 857,159 TOTAL REVENUES 6,837,199 13,779,539 0 2,000 7,101,462 27,720,200 LESS 5% (341,860) (625,640) 0 (100) (353,073) (1,320,673) Transfers From Other Funds 125,000 425,876 0 0 2,644,007 3,194,883 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES 9,165,065 22,068,409 0 405,933 9,392,396 41,031,803 ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES General Government Services 3,886,840 20,000 0 0 0 3,906,840 Public Safety 420,763 6,356,592 0 0 1,002,454 7,779,809 Physical Environment 1,061,901 978,306 0 0 0 2,040,207 Transportation 0 2,344,946 0 0 0 2,344,946 Economic Environment 71,955 2,705,076 0 0 0 2,777,031 Human Services 718,573 163,917 0 0 6,941,302 7,823,792 Culture & Recreation 518,806 1,924,548 0 0 0 2,443,354 Court Related 0 276,153 0 0 0 276,153 Capital Outlay 505,064 2,768,270 0 405,933 1,448,640 5,127,907 Debt Service 0 126,715 0 0 0 126,715 Transfer to Other Funds 931,468 2,263,415 0 0 0 3,194,883 TOTAL EXPENDITURES/ EXPENSES 8,115,370 19,927,938 0 405,933 9,392,396 37,841,637 Reserve for Contingency 1,049,695 2,140,471 0 0 0 3,190,166 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES TRANSFERS AND RESERVES 9,165,065 22,068,409 0 405,933 9,392,396 41,031,803 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS FUND TOTAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida, to consider terms and conditions for a potential settlement offer relating to a Notice of Claim led by The St. Joe Company pursuant to the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, Section 70.001, Florida Statutes. The St. Joe Companys Notice of Claim arises from the Countys decision on December 15, 2009, to adopt Ordinances 2009-16 and 2009-17, thereby repealing the Marina Village Center and Carrabelle East Village future land use categories and re-designating approximately 1,191 acres owned by The St. Joe Company to the Agricultural future land use category. Copies of the Notice of Claim and this public notice may be inspected at the ofce of the Clerk to the Board, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida, during normal business hours. All interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the above-described matter. Persons may also submit comments in writing to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations in order to participate should contact Michael Moron at (850) 653-8861, Ext. 100, at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing to request such accommodations. PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Big plans for authors event in October @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene ROBERT MACOMBER
Local A8 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 little more than a half-mil lion dollars, from $8.951 million to $9.457 million, a jump of about 5.66 percent. What justies this in crease? asked Allan Feif er, leader of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin Coun ty, a tax watchdog group, as he led off the list of speak ers. He noted that county employees now will have to pay 3 percent of their pay into the state retirement system, saving the county $361,000. As a result, the to tal increase in new monies should be viewed as total ing $867,000. Increasing the budget at this particular time is a very big step; its got a lot of moxie to it in these eco nomic conditions to try to spend more money rather than less money, Feifer said. Its like boom times, this increase. Commissioner Bevin Putnal said, Everything you deal with costs more money. It costs more mon ey to operate fuel and ev erything else. Feifer said he has seen several examples of dou ble dipping, in which in dividuals on the payroll of both the county and the school district are receiv ing duplication in their health insurance and pen sion contributions. Under questioning from Jackel, Feifer said he could pro vide the names privately but would decline to do it publicly. Are you as upset about this as we are? he asked. What can be done about this? Erin Grifth, who works in the countys nance of ce, said $500,000, a onetime revenue source, had been moved out of the capi tal outlay fund last year to be used to decrease ad va lorem proceeds and cover recurring expenditures. Also, last year there had been an $80,000 increase in the ambulance subsidy to bring another ambulance onboard to better serve Alligator Point and the easternmost regions of the county, she said. Grifth said the reserve for contingency line item last year was reduced by $250,000, leaving only $850,000. She said the re serves this year were bumped up to about $1.05 million. Feifer asked the county to hold spending at the cur rent level. The property apprais ers assessments are very uneven, with a lot of win ners and losers out there. Everyone Ive talked to has seen an increases in their assessment. I havent met anyone one person yet who has had a reduction in their assessment. That has predominantly not been the case. Chairman Noah Lock ley said depleting reserves would be unwise because of several contingencies pending. He declined to comment further, noting they were as yet conden tial legal matters. Possible legal settlements the coun ty is wrestling with include a dispute with Capital City Bank over payment for land development in the South Shoals area of Alligator Point, and one with The St. Joe Company over a pos sible suit under the terms of the Bert Harris Act that enables landowners to recoup losses that result from zoning changes. Fran Giknis said about 3,000 of the countys 11,000 taxable properties have taxes being paid either by tax sales or the bank, or which are in foreclosure. I am wondering if you commissioners are as con cerned as we are of what this situation bodes for our communities and what the impact of increasing the taxes will be on this situa tion, he said. Jackel said she was con cerned. I have experienced rst-hand the consequenc es of the value of property in Franklin County. Im not proud of it; its been a tough time, she said. I was disheartened when I opened my tax bill. I live on the island, my taxes went up $380 or so, and Im homesteaded. As taxpayers, were all scared. We dont know whats going to happen next with the economy, she said. Its a very fright ening time. Alligator Points Ken Osborne urged the com missioners to restrain spending on the sheriffs budget, which consumes about half the countys ad valorem taxes. He said the county spends about $403 per capita on the sheriffs budget, compared to $142 per capita in Gulf County and $320 per capita in Wakulla County. Osborne dismissed the likelihood that a cut in the budget would force the sheriff to go to the state to have the budget amount overturned. Let him go to the governor weve got now, Osborne said. Undersheriff Joel Nor red took strong exception to Osbornes numbers. He said the burden on the sheriffs ofce is consid erable when compared to neighboring counties, with 1,178 service calls per month compared to 1,148 in Gulf and 3,400 in Wakulla. Norred said the county has to care for 100 inmates per day, fewer than in Wakul la but about three times Gulfs inmate population and twice that of Jefferson County. Theres not a county weve talked about that has a lower tax rate than Franklin County when you add MSBU (municipal service benet units), he said. The undersheriff said the county has cleared more than half of its crimes, according to the Crime Rate Index stats, a rate that well exceeds neigh boring counties and is on par with Jefferson County. And he stressed that the countys population grows considerably during tour ist season. We dont deal in resi dents, we deal in people. We double our population most of the time, Norred said. Public safetys like insurance; you dont need it until something happens. He also said it was in correct to suggest that people were losing their homes because of the mill age increase. Lanark Villages Billy Snyder asked the county commissioners to recon sider furloughs for employ ees of the sheriffs ofce, an idea rst oated last year but not discussed in the current budget work shops. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said she would like to have heard citizens concerns earlier in the pro cess. If yall have a prob lem, you need to come and talk to us ahead of time, not wait till this nal meet ing, she said. Whatever the constitutional ofcers decide to do themselves, more glory to them. As a commissioner, I feel like I have done my just duty to cut what I can. Peter Hoffritz, from Eastpoint, said the com missioners were not wres tling with the fundamental issues. When I look at my taxes I guess I was fortu nate that it didnt go up but a couple of dollars, he said. If I look at the (national) papers, we hear percent ages of housing values go ing down the tubes in a big way. Not only are you now raising the millage rates, you are not reducing the value of property that would help us, Hoffritz said. If I had the power to day, I would have every one of you out of here. Jackel said the board has worked very hard on cutting the county bud get. We have not replaced several positions, and we have eliminated positions. The other constitutional ofcers have not made the cuts that we have made, and the sheriff gets almost 50 percent of every tax dol lar from the ad valorem tax. Its a tough job, and I asked for it, she said. Hoffritz replied If you have $1,000 to spend and you need $1,500, you have to do what you have to do. If you dont have it, you dont spend it. You eat Ra men noodles. (In the private sector), I had to make a lot of deci sions for a lot more money than you are. I had to say Well if you wont make the cuts, Ill help you. Youve been too nice to the em ployees at a time like this. Commissioner Smokey Parrish listed a series of cuts the county commis sion had made. Were back to the 2004 (spending) level of eight years ago, he said. But Apalachicola resi dent Leslie Coon said, I dont have a great deal of empathy or sympathy for the county right now. I can predict next year it will be worse, she said. Youll be as angry with us next year as you are this year. With Jackel opposed, the commissioners adopt ed a tentative millage rate of 4.98 mills, about 5 per cent more than the rollback rate. A nal budget hearing will be Monday, Sept. 19, at 5:15 p.m. ALLIGATOR POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT MEETING NOTICE THE BOARD OF THE ALLIGATOR POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT ADOPTED THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 9:00 AM FOR ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING. MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE ALLIGATOR POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT OFFICE: 1378 ALLIGATOR DRIVE, ALLIGATOR POINT, FLORIDA MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 2011 SEPTEMBER 2012 IS AS FOLLOWS: O CTOBER 15, 2011 A PRIL 21, 2012 N OVEMBER 19, 2011 M AY 19, 2012 D ECEMBER 17, 2011 J UNE 16, 2012 J ANUARY 21, 2012 J ULY 21, 2012 F EBRUARY 18, 2012 A UGUST 18, 2012 M ARCH 17, 2012 S EPTEMBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT POST OFFICE BOX 155 1378 ALLIGATOR DRIVE ALLIGATOR POINT, FLORIDA 32346 (850) 349-2274 FAX (850)349-2508 POINTWATER @ FAIRPOINT NET WWW ALLIGATORPOINTWATER COM NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Apalachicola Planning & Zoning will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to discuss and receive citizen comments on a special exception request relating to proposed business use of the structure on the parcel located at the corner of 8 th St and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (C-2 Neighborhood Commercial), more specically described as Block 167, Lot 1 pursuant to the ofcial zoning map of the city. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following special exception request item will be discussed and considered: a) The applicant is interested in opening a game room within the C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) zoned area. The indoor amusement may consist of dances, music, pool tables and billiards, arcade & all types of games, targeting kids with no alcoholic beverages allowed. The plan is to name the business Keep It Clean Game Room. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for such use if special exception approval is granted. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. 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Local The Times | A9 Thursday, September 15, 2011 to be reimbursed for the 3 percent of their salaries the state legislature man dated they pay into their state retirement accounts. The proposed budget also includes a 2 percent salary hike for city workers. At the outset of her re marks, Webb said in the wake of last years cuts, she could nd no areas where large sav ings could be realized. Theres not anything we can cut thats sub stantial enough to get a cut thats sub stantial as far as the mill age rate, she said. To make the proposed budget work, Webb out lined a series of steps that include seeking a request for qualications for an auditor that she said could save about $7,000. She said the cost of liability and property insurance, as well as workers compensation, could drop by anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000. But the biggest sav ings in Webbs proposal would be realized by draw ing $30,000 for each of the next ve years out of the Key estate monies to pay for operating costs of the Apalachicola Municipal Library, including bringing on librarian Caty Greene as a full-time employee with benets. The bequest from the late Margaret Key, who was married to novelist Alexander Key early in his career, now stands at about $400,000, so the transfer of monies would leave the fund at about $250,000 for capital improvement proj ects by the year 2016. Greene, who has been pushing to be granted health insurance benets in her role as the citys li brarian, questioned wheth er the Key monies could be used for operating rev enue. My understanding is Keys money was to relo cate the library or build on the existing site, she said. No one has ever suggested that it be used for operating expenses for the library, that it be drained down to keep the library working in lieu of city funds. I wont argue that point, but I will tell you my library board will go ballis tic, she said. The money sitting there generates the only income used to buy books, because the library has no operating budget. This will reduce the ability of the library to buy books and will eat away at the function of providing the city library. Webb said she did not believe the city was limited to spending the funds only on capital improvements. I think we were kind of led in that direction, but its not what the will says, she said. It doesnt say how its to be used. Tuesdays meeting drew several comments from city employees seated in the audience. Im a taxpayer as well, said William Cox, water and sewer eld foreman. Employees havent gotten anything in a long time. To keep taking from us isnt right. You cut four positions last year, and employees had to step up. Employees deserve something, too. Commissioner Mitch ell Bartley reiterated his stance that now is not the time to raise pay. They (taxpayers) are having a real hard time, he said. We need to tighten our belts and make sacrices along with them. I think we should make the sacrice and not nd ways to spend but nd ways to cut taxes. City employee Shirley Byrd addressed her re marks directly to Bartley. Are we not taxpayers? she asked. You keep talk ing about sacrice. Its been six years that the city employees havent gotten anything. How much of a sacrice do we have to do? The mayor voiced his support for the pay hikes. I think we have made strides to give the taxpayers a re lief, Johnson said. Were generating less money this year than we did last year. Were talking about giv ing the taxpayers (a break), he said. How deep do you have to go and be willing to look out for employees? We have to have employees to run the city. This money will be indirectly recycled in the community; you guys are going to put it back in the community. I dont have a problem with it. But Commissioner Brenda Ash, who has been the leading budget watch dog throughout the budget process, took issue with the raises, noting that Johnson has spent his entire career in the public sector. Five years ago, I took a 14 percent pay cut, and we have to pay for own retire ment and have to pay for own insurance, said Ash, who now works for Centen nial Bank. None of that has been given back to me. We have all had to make sacrices. It appears in the eyes of the public, you (city em ployees) are not having to pay a portion of your insur ance, not having to pay for retirement and youre ask ing for a raise, she said. I cannot see how its justied in the eyes of the people. We are the only govern ment entity that is actually looking at doing this. You are worth your weight in gold, dont mis understand me, Ash said, addressing the city employ ees directly. But how can you justify it? Ash also expressed con cern that the city would retain enough in contin gency funds in the event of an emergency and asked whether needed infrastruc ture improvements would be addressed. Im just a realist that I think operating without having a contingency set aside, we dont have any fat on the table, she said. We have a section of the city that does not have sewer, and we always seem to have an excuse for not be ing able to provide that ser vice to those citizens. Were nding money for certain things but were not nding money for existing services our residents are request ing. Apalachicola accountant Mark Friedman warned city ofcials that they were leaving little wiggle room in the event property val ues further drop next year and the city has to levy the maximum millage allowed by law, just short of 10 mills. He did not voice an opinion on the pay hikes but said Webbs proposed reduc tions in insurance costs were overly optimistic. Well get an audit at the end of the year, and not having any padding in your budget and only going with the (initial) invoice is a little risky, he said. The mayor rebuked Friedman, saying his ear lier estimates on the citys insurance costs had been off the mark. Friedman said he had only been esti mating insurance costs on the former Apalachicola High School based on the numbers he was provided and has conceded that his estimates were higher than the actual costs. Last meeting you gave us ctitious gures, and Im leery of anything you have to say regarding num bers, Johnson said. Friedman warned that if property values drop an other 10 percent next year, which he said is a very, very reasonable estimate, then the city would have to max out on its millage and still generate $88,000 less next year. Im really concerned next year and the following year because were going to be maxed out on the mill age rate, he said. By unanimous consent, the commissioners moved to have Webb come back with an updated budget for review at a meeting Mon day at 6 p.m., which would be a continuation of Tues days meeting. In another vote, the commissioners approved a plan to spend the $36,000 left over from the U.S. De partment of Agricultures rural development loan used to purchase the new police and re station. That money will go toward a new roof over the police station portion, for which the city has received bids as low as $32,000. INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD BAYSIDE ENVIRONMENTAL LAB LOCATION: Eastpoint, Florida P.S.B.I., Lic. #CGC1516731, the Construction Manager, invites your rm to submit a sealed bid for the above referenced project in accordance with the plans, specications, bid packages and other applicable documents. BID PACKAGES BP#2.1 Fences & Gates BP#3 Concrete Walkways BP#3.1 Concrete Pilings BP#5 Miscellaneous Structural Steel BP#7 Rough Carpentry Materials BP#7.1 Rough Carpentry Labor Only DRAWINGS & BID PACKAGES: Drawings & Bid packages are available from the Construction Manager after August 29, 2011. To request a bid package please call Justin Dennington or Jane Scott at the Construction Managers oce at (850) 576-7189 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org BID SECURITY AND BOND REQUIREMENTS: Bid Bond and Performance Bond required for all packages over $100,000.00 BID OPENING: Sealed bids shall be received & publicly read aloud on the following date and location: Date: ursday, September 27, 2011 Time: 2:00 P.M. (EST) Location: Eastpoint Church of God 379 Avenue A Eastpoint, Florida 32328 SUBCONTRACTOR WORKSHOPS: One (1) non-mandatory subcontractor workshops will be held on the date, time and location indicated below. Representation by all subcontractors desiring to bid the project is highly encouraged to a minimum of one (1) of the workshops. WORKSHOP #1 Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Time: 5:30 P.M. (EST) Location: Willie Speed Board Room 85 School Road Eastpoint, Florida 32328 e Construction Manager reserves the right to waive any irregularities and to reject any and all bids in the best interest of the owner. email@example.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs BETTY T AYLOR WEBB MILLAGE from page A1 My understanding is Keys money was to relocate the library or build on the existing site. The money sitting there generates the only income used to buy books, because the library has no operating budget. This will reduce the ability of the library to buy books and will eat away at the function of providing the city library. Caty Greene, librarian
A10 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 Special to The Times Two local artists are among 75 senior artists living throughout the Big Bend area to be showcased at a regional juried exhibition now on display in Tallahassee. The works of Alligator Points Tonya Toole and Apalachicolas Susan Richardson are part of Senior Art Showcase 2011, which opened Sept. 2 at the Tallahassee Senior Center and the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts. Artworks, and award winners of $1,000 in prizes, were selected through a competitive selection process with Mark Messersmith, a professor at Florida State University. This exhibit is one of my favorites. We have a little bit of everything in it, from seasoned professionals to novices that have recently retired and developed newly discovered talents, said Leslie Puckett, art coordinator. I think the most important thing about this exhibit is that it reminds people that growing older is a good thing full of endless opportunities and surprises. Richardsons Finest Oysters Apalachicola, a 26-by-22 oil painting completed in 2011, is on display at the Senior Center in the rst oor dining room gallery space through Sept. 23, and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tooles 22-by-29 watercolor Help! Disaster in the Gulf, completed in 2010, was inspired by the Gulf oil spill last year and was selected by the Audubon Society for its website. It is on display at the LeMoyne as part of the senior showcase through Sept. 24. It was an award winner in an exhibit at the Senior Center last year. The LeMoyne is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibits, call Puckett at 891-4016. The Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St. in Tallahassee, is operated and maintained by the citys Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs department. For more information on this and other happenings sponsored by the senior center, visit Talgov.com/ Seniors or like the center on Facebook. 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 Y Jordan Barber turns 5 Jordan Barber celebrated her fth birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. Happy birthday! Love, Lucille Zyon Williams turns 5 Zyon Josiah Amir Williams will celebrate his fth birthday on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, with his brother Zymarion and friends at Chuck E. Cheeses in Tallahassee. He is the son of James and Keneidra Williams, of Tallahassee. Maternal grandparents are Patricia and the late Bill Lane, of Apalachicola, and Alvin and Felicia Cummings, of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are James Williams, Sr., and the late Sheila Williams, of Fort Lauderdale. Happy birthday! We love U, Zy! Volunteers to manage Senior Center kitchen Two of our faithful volunteers stepped up to the plate and offered to take charge of the kitchen at the Senior Center for the Thursday luncheon. Kathy Kohut and Carolyn Spivey will share the managing duties, with the help of our other faithful volunteers. See ya on Thursdays for lunch. I know Kathy and Carolyn will do a great job! Hope you watched the ceremonies for 9/11 last Sunday. They were awesome. One ceremony at each crash site at the time of impact. Things are still pretty quiet around here! Cant wait till the snowbirds get back. Sure would like to nd someone who hears from Harry and Louise Johnson. If you do or know someone who does, please let me know at 697-3951. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound, and keep smiling you might not feel any better, but everyone else will wonder what youre up to! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh GOING GREEN Society Birthdays Tonya Tooles watercolor Help! Disaster in the Gulf Seniors show true colors at Tallahassee showcase L OIS S W O B O D A | The Times About 60 people attended the rst Green Living Day at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Saturday. The event featured displays by Habitat for Humanitys ReStore, Coastal Cleanup, Progress Energy and the Franklin County Landll. Pictured are landll staffers Link Carroll, left, and Nikki Millender with Greenie the Frog and the display they designed to encourage recycling in Franklin County. Living door prizes were provided by Mail Order Natives, a source for native plants for Florida landscapes; Gardens Inc. in Apalachicola; and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program. Master gardeners did presentations on Florida-friendly landscaping and native plants, and tours were conducted of the research reserves new LEED-certied (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) headquarters.
The Times | A11 Thursday, September 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church -Your Church on the Coast2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323 Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 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 Fellowship Baptist leads nightly revival Fellowship Baptist Church, 10 Ellis Van Vleet St., Apalachicola, would like to invite everyone to a revival More About Jesus. The revival will be at 7 p.m. nightly from through Saturday, Sept. 17. Guest speakers will be William Junior Scott and Roy Courtney. Special music by Ginny Griner and Dr. Tamara Marsh. The revival week will conclude with a Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 18. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will be served on the grounds following the service. Special music by Willard Vinson and George Creamer. Account set up for Doris Johnson Doris Johnson, a longtime resident of Port St. Joe and former resident of Apalachicola, has been approved for a liverkidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. A genetic disease has attacked her liver and kidneys causing them to fail. After undergoing two weeks of comprehensive testing at the Mayo Clinic, she has been informed she is a candidate for a transplant when the organs become available. An account has been set up at Superior Bank in Port St. Joe to help Johnson offset some of the costs of the housing, posttransplant drugs and other necessities. If you would like to contribute, please call Carol at Superior Bank and ask for the Doris Johnson Medical Fund. There will be several fundraisers given in the next few months, and your participation would be greatly appreciated. The many phone calls, prayers and contributions are just some of the ways her spirit has been lifted. Mount Zion Church hosts clothes giveaway Mount Zion Baptist Church, at 98 Ave. E, in Apalachicola, will host a free clothes giveaway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. There will be winter wear for men, women and children, medical supplies and a piano. All is free! For more information, call 3232665. Local churches take part in Back to Church Sunday A national movement of churches across America, Back to Church Sunday, will be held in Franklin County on Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend High Calling Church in Eastpoint and Living Waters Assembly of God in Apalachicola, who have partnered to invite the community back to church. Back to Church Sunday (www. backtochurch.com) is an initiative that seeks to reach the unchurched and de-churched people who once attended church, but dont anymore and invite them to return for a special Sunday. It was launched three years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States that showed a personal invitation from a family member would prompt 67 percent of Americans to visit a church. Sixty-three percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service. Since its inception, National Back to Church Sunday participants have invited more than 3 million family members, friends and neighbors to their churches. About 10,000 churches are expected to participate this year, inviting more than 1 million visitors. For more information about High Calling Church, visit www. highcallingchurch.org, or call Living Waters Assembly of God at 653-3321. Ronnie Gilbert I would like to thank Dr. Hobson Fulmer and his staff at the Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic for saving our little Yorkie, Daisy. We took her to the Parkway Animal Clinic in Panama City to get an allergy shot. They overdosed her so bad she almost died. If it wasnt for the services of Dr. Fulmer and his staff, Daisy would have died. Beware of their cheap prices. They only buy incompetence. Ronnie Gilbert Willard Creamer Family The family of Willard Jr. Creamer would like to extend out a special thanks to all family and friends for their gifts of love during our loss. Just to name a few, Living Waters Assembly, Sister Long and Brother Darvin, you all have been there when we needed you the most. Today, Jr. no longer walks with a cane, but he runs. Today, Jr. no longer struggles to speak, but he sings with great joy How Great Thou Art. He now awaits his family to join him in song. Franklin County Veterans The Veterans of Franklin County would like to extend our appreciation to the following merchants, organizations and/or individuals who supported our annual reunion on Sept. 10, 2011. Thank you for remembering. WOYS Radio; Gulfside IGA Wayne and Jan Dooley; A Country Place Ouida Sack; The Tin Shed Harry Arnold; Capt Gills Apalach River Cruises Gill and Lane Autrey; Franklin County Sheriff Department; Durens Piggly Wiggly Port St Joe; C & S Trim Charles and Susan Stancell, Houston, Texas; the Willoughby Marks American Legion Post 106; Walkers Dixie Dandy Highland View; Southern Cleaning Supply Panama City; Venture Crew 22; John and Helen Gore; Nadine Lee; Harry Thibodeaux; and Charles Thompson. A special thanks to all the volunteers who assist us every year with their time and effort. The main inuence in the life of an adolescent is their acquaintances; however, the parents remain the greatest inuence in a childs life overall. As adolescents meet new friends and feel the need to t in, they tend to withdraw from their parents. If you are the parent of a 12-year-old, you are entering a stormy time in his or her life. Depending on the personality of the child and the inuences he encounters, it can get ugly. Teens whose friends smoke, drink or use drugs are more likely to indulge in these behaviors themselves. In a survey conducted by the University of Oregon of more than 1,200 middle school students, they found that students whose friends were prone to bad behavior did not perform as well in school as kids whose friends were socially active in positive ways, such as participating in sports at school. As the saying goes, if you hang out with chickens, you will peck the ground, but if you hang out with eagles, you will soar. Poor decision-making among teens is not as much about pressure as it is about their desire to emulate their peers. In adolescents attempt to be individuals, they turn to their friends for guidance and direction and away from their parents. They mimic their peers behaviors and adopt the same attitudes in an attempt to conform so that they t in and feel accepted. Discouraged by the changes they see in their children, parents naturally try to intervene. They might request that their kids spend less time with friends whom they perceive as troublemakers or forbid these friendships entirely. Most of the time, this method will fuel rebellion. Adolescents require a certain amount of independence, but that does not mean they should have free rein. Parents need to impose boundaries because adolescents are not known for good decision-making. Rather than trying to break up a friendship, parents might want to limit a teens social life, allowing them to see friends at home under watchful parental eyes. Giving ground based on good choices will encourage them to make positive decisions, and the parent can add freedom accordingly. You will endure less friction through this method rather than giving them full liberty and then taking away privileges. I believe children can choose positive friends if we teach them how. In the yoke metaphor of 2 Corinthians 6:14, the untrained ox learns to plow by being yoked to the well-trained older ox, sharing the workload and following its example. Your child is yoked with you during the most important years of their lives. If we show poor judgment in life choices, we should not expect them to be any different. Parents must choose acquaintances as carefully as we expect our children to choose theirs. Do as I say, not as I do is not effective in parenting and never has been. Living by example is the most proactive way to teach your children. Psalms 144:11-12 says, Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will become like pillars carved to adorn the palace. This passage expresses that foreign opinions could potentially corrupt childrens values. A well-nurtured plant has a healthy root system, or core values. We must begin early in the teaching process by remaining consistent with our values. When they see us being steadfast in our convictions, there is a good chance that they will embrace them for their own. If every parent shared the same core values for their children, just imagine what our communities would look like. God equates our daughters with pillars because they are designed to be upright and support giving. They are necessary to the buildings structural integrity. They adorn the buildings and draw attention to its beauty while making the architect look good. As all parents do, I feel proud when someone makes a positive comment pertaining to my children that is a reection of good parenting. Helping your child develop a sense of identity and feel secure in that identity will help them to avoid friends that inuence bad behavior. Encouraging positive role models in their life, believing in their potential, teaching them that diversity is their strength and developing trust in their caregivers can promote a strong character in our children. Living a life of integrity before your children will teach them to develop a strong core of ethics for themselves. Keep in mind that one day they will become the pillars of our community. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at email@example.com. Tommy Stephen Anderson was born on June 15, 1947, in Port St Joe. He went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sept. 9, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of Gulf County. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Susan Patricia Anderson, of Port St Joe; a brother, Harold Gene Anderson, of Sunny Hills; and a sister, Judith Lynn Bond, of Port St Joe. He is survived by his son, Timothy (LeAnna) Anderson; stepgrandson, John-Paul Helms, all of Port St Joe; a sister, Gail (James) Rider of Cumming, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous close friends. Tommy will truly be missed. In Tommys 64 years he lived his life to the fullest. Some of his many talents and hobbies included working with wood and on cars, shing, hunting, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. He loved helping people and was always going out of his way for anyone in need. Tommy was laid to rest on Monday, Sept. 12, at Holly Hill Cemetery following a service at Oak Grove Church. The service was ofciated by close friend and pastor, David Fernandez. Special thanks go out to all of staff at The Bridge at Bay St Joseph Nursing Home. Everyone went above and beyond to meet any need Tommy or his family had, both physical and spiritual. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, food, and all other kindnesses. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Tommy Stephen Anderson Nina Viola Thompson, 92, of Wewahitchka passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at a local hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Island Falls, Maine. She was raised in Santa Rosa and moved to Apalachicola to work on a shrimp boat with her late husband, Fred Thompson, in 1946. Mrs. Thompson also shucked oysters at several of the oyster houses in the area. She attended Honeyville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Thompson is survived by children, George E. Thompson and wife, Joyce; Doris Johnson; the late Fred A. Thompson; and Harold W. Thompson and wife, Jean; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Hayes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Honeyville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Turner ofciating. Interment was to follow in Buckhorn Cemetery. The family received friends at the church from 1 p.m. until the start of the funeral service. Southerland Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Nina Viola Thompson Obituaries Cards of THANKS Build community pillars by setting good examples YOUTH MATTERS Scott Shiver Faith BRIEFS
E-mail outdoors news to times firstname.lastname@example.org O UTD OO RS www.apalachtimes.com Section A Corner of Marina Drive Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters By S tan K irkland Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission For years sheries biologists in several states watched the eastward expansion of athead catsh popula tions from their native waters of the Midwest. Now that the species has found its way to most of the rivers of the Florida panhandle, they are here at a price. Thats the view of Dan Dobbins, a sheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Dobbins retires at the end of the month but hes spent much of his 35year career studying the effects of at heads on native sh species in the Och lockonee River and other rivers west to the Alabama line. The rst thing you have to under stand about atheads is the fact they are an opportunistic predator. They become predatory at a very small size and they eat whats easy to get, whats available, he said. They eat whatever occupies the same niche or place they occupy. Dobbins said several native spe cies are heavily impacted by atheads, including bullheads, which comprises several species of small catsh, white catsh and redbreast sunsh, com monly called river bream by anglers. Although atheads will certainly eat channel catsh, which are highly prized as a food sh, he said channel catsh numbers dont seem to be impacted as much as the other species. From 2002-05 Dobbins said fresh water sheries staff tried to reduce the number of atheads in a 7 -mile sec tion of the Yellow River below Interstate 10 using electroshocking boats. We went multiple times a year and removed every athead we saw. We did well the rst couple of years, remov ing 20-30 sh, but then it jumped to 240 sh, he said. We realized that we couldnt keep up. Reproduction outside the area we worked was such that there was a constant supply of sh. Similarly on the Choctawhatchee River, Dobbins said staff has done baseline sampling work over the years looking at what species are present and their abundance. He said in 2002 they found only a few atheads in the upper river near the Alabama line, which were collected and removed. By 2004 they were picking up at heads all the way down to Highway 20. In their most recent surveys com pleted this year, he said bullheads and white catsh have virtually disappeared from the upper river while the athead population has exploded. Flatheads are now the predominant catsh species in the river, he said. Like them or not, Dobbins said at heads are here to stay. He said several civic organizations in towns along the Apalachicola River now hold annual athead catsh tour naments. The tournaments draw anglers and their money from north Florida, south Alabama and Georgia mostly. While native catsh are typically caught on earthworms or stink baits, thats not the case with atheads. Serious athead anglers use stout tackle and small bluegills or shell cracker for bait and they sh the deeper holes after sundown. As a non-native sh, Dobbins said the standing advice for anglers is to keep any atheads they catch and never move or release any unwanted sh. PHOTO BY FWC Fisheries biologist Andy Strickland shocked this athead in the Apalachicola River. Flatheads taking over CANDI BOO NE | Special to the Times Freshwater This weekend will be the re-opener of Gag grouper. This shery has had little or no pressure this year since it was closed from June 1 until now. Live pinsh and nger mullet are plentiful in the bay, so getting bait shouldnt be hard. Inshore Offshore Scallop season is still going strong, and now with the Golden Scallop Hunt(visitgulf.com), more locals can get in on the action. Big scallops are in 3 to 5 feet of water just behind Blacks Island. Limits can be had very quickly now if you can nd the honey holes. With rising water on the rivers, cat shing is red hot. Bush hooks are producing nice catches of channel cat from the Dead Lakes to Howard Creek. Bream are everywhere in the creeks and in the big river. Top water popping bugs are bait of choice for hungry sunsh. SPONS ORED B Y BUDS N BUGS By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer According to most botanists, Morning glory or bindweed, is the common name given to over 1,000 species of the family, Convolvulaceae Having studied Latin in third and fourth grade, I translate this to mean it twines. Most morning glories are climbing vines, according to the horticultural community. One notable exception is the cultivated garden ower known at Blue Daze Evolvulus glomeratus Based on personal knowledge, this South American native has blue owers similar to other morning glories. Viewed from behind, the similarity of the owers is more apparent. I translate the scientic name, Convolvulus evolvulous to mean the twiner that does not twine. As the name suggests, most morning glories plants bloom in the early morning and fade by the hottest part of the day, according to many sources. One group, the moonowers, which I have grown on many occasions, is native to south Florida and blooms at night and fades in the light of day. Several species of morning glory are found in the Panhandle; at least ve are in bloom right now. Apalachicola is known for its intensely blue morning glories that some people refer to as Apalachicola blue morning glories. Based on the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildowers Eastern Region, these are actually a strain of common morning glory Ipomoea purpurea which can vary in color from white to pink to lavender to blue. The rich blue color of the local plants is rare. Also in bloom right now and common on roadsides is the cutleaf morning glory Merremia dissecta identied using the eld guide. It produces a typical white morning glory ower with a red bee in the throat. Bee is a term used to describe the condition of the center of a ower varying distinctly in color from the outer portion. Leaves of this weedy plant look lacey in appearance to me. It can be seen to form dense mounds at the roadside smothering out other plants. The seedpods resemble a little shooting star, which I have seen used in crafts. Another morning glory with a cut leaf is the glades morning glory, found on our barrier islands as well as at roadsides. This morning glory bears large purple morning glory type owers, with leaves shaped like an arrowhead and slick and glossy in appearance. Morning glories have several traditional medicinal functions, according to www. Joy in the morning Carrabelles Candi Boone encountered this bear on US 98, just west of the Hog Wild Bar-B-Q, at 1593 Highway 98, on Monday morning, Sept. 5. Evidently, the bear was enjoying Labor Day, sitting in the middle of the road, but reluctantly moved away when Boone drove up. I took some photos, and then apparently he had enough of us, and started coming towards our car, and giving us some bear lip, said Boone. GRIN AND BEAR IT pyroenergen.com and other sources. The Chinese used seeds from one species to treat constipation. Mashed morning glory leaves are said to ease discomfort of insect bites and stings, and in colder climates, a tea made with dried leaves was used to wash frostbite. In my opinion, since there are so many species, consumption of morning glories would be a risky business. According to Wikipedia, the Japanese were the rst to cultivate morning glories in gardens in the 9th century, and in the Victorian language of owers, morning glories represented love in vain. Based on personal experience, both morning glories and moonowers can be purchased as seed cultivated in this area. Plant them where they have a structure to climb and allow lots of room for these showy owers. Thursday, September 15, 2011 Page 12 L O I S S W OBO DA | The Times Apalachicola blue morning glory L O I S S W OBO DA | The Times Cut-leaf morning glory L O I S S W OBO DA | The Times Glades morning glory
CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section 3 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin County over came the loss of three two-way starters to top Graceville 22-14 Friday night, evening the Se ahawks record at 1-1. The Seahawks did something Friday night that is not very easily done. The coaches and players went to Gracev ille and beat a pretty good football team on their own turf, said Seahawks coach Josh Wright. Ti ger Stadium is one of the hardest places to go in and get a victory, but that is just what the Seahawks did Friday night. The Seahawks trailed 14-6 at halftime, after managing a score off a thwarted punt. The Se ahawks played strong wire-to-wire and received a big spark from junior Ladarius Rhodes who blocked two punts, one of which tied the game on a scoop-and-score in the rst quarter, said Wright. Ladarius just saw his opportunity to cut in and ensure the punt and was able to block it. We were lucky that it bounced right into his hands to allow him to give us our rst score. For Graceville, Darae Laster tallied and Hunter Forsyth caught a scoring pass from Jeremy Fowl er. Quarterback Rasheed Campbell added the con version for the halftime lead. Franklin County re covered three fumbles in the second half, with ju nior Tre Carrs recovery resulting in a touchdown. A long drive resulted in a touchdown by junior Sky ler Hutchinson and senior Brennan Walden caught a conversion pass to tie the game 14-14. It was great to catch the few breaks that we needed to help put us over the top, said Wright. Two goal line stands, one which involved a fumble recovery in the end zone by Tre Carr, helped keep the Tigers scoreless in the second half. The Seahawk offense was driven by the hard running of junior Skyler Hutchinson and senior fullback Chris Granger in the fourth quarter. Hutchinson punched in a toss play from the 10 to bring the score within two points, and the twopoint conversion was converted when senior Brennan Walden gath ered in a tipped pass from senior quarterback Zach Armistead. The following kickoff was highlighted by a crushing tackle by junior Cole Lee on their returner. The shook-up Tigers then oated a pass that sophomore Leonard Green reeled in and re turned inside the 15 to set up the go-ahead score when Armistead sprinted right behind an escort of blockers. He then sprint ed left for the two-point conversion, just reaching the ball across the pylon for the nal points of the game. The defense held with 5:05 to play and took the ball back with 2:02 to play with one of sopho more Holden Foleys two fumble recoveries. Our kids played four quarters in a tough at mosphere overcoming miscues and adversity. Our lineman came off the ball and were able to open holes just big enough for our backs to squeeze through, said Wright, tipping his hat at the contribution of senior lineman Colton Sheridan, who stepped in to demon strate ne play on the line on both sides of the ball. Graceville had a handful of hard hitters and continued to play hard regardless of their small roster, said Wright. Coach Todd Werten bergers team plays with toughness and class, and he and his coaches do a good job of getting their kids to play hard every play. Hutchinson rushed 16 times for 109 yards to lead the Seahawks, followed by Waldens ve rushes for 61 yards, and Grangers eight rushes for 37 yards. Lee led the defense with 10 solo tackles. Foley recovered two fumbles on the night, while sopho more Dillon Grant recov ered one. The Seahawks will recognize their senior football, cheerleaders and band members this Friday night against Cottondale and encourage everyone in the community to come out and show support for the young people who work extremely hard to establish a Seahawk tradi tion. Senior recognition is set for 7 p.m. and the kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $5 and student tickets are $3. Children 6 and under have free admission. We havent seen Cot tondale on lm, but we feel they have the highcaliber player that can score on any given play, said coach Wright. It will be a dogght and the team that brings the best effort the longest will come out with a victory. We dont talk as much about wins and losses here at Franklin as we do about playing every play full speed, doing things right and executing your responsibility, said Wright. We improved last week and will work to improve in more areas this week. MARK SKINNER | Jackson County Floridan Senior Brennan Walden, left, rushes against Graceville, as senior Chris Granger prepares to block. DANA WHALEY | Special to the Times Junior Skyler Hutchinson makes a cut against Graceville. Above: Sophomore Holden Foley, who had two fumble recoveries, leaps in the air. Below: Sophomore Mercury Wynn prepares to confront a Tiger tackler. DANA WHALEY | Special to the Times DANA WHALEY | Special to the Times Seahawks top Graceville, Senior Night next Thursday, September 15, 2011 Page 13
The Franklin County Republican Party will be hosting its annual dinner on Thursday, September 29th at the Ft. Coombs Armory in Apalachicola. Honorary Guest and Speaker will be US Congressman Steve Southerland. Social begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $35.00 and include dinner and beverages. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Request for tickets may be mail by mail: PO Box 180, Eastpoint FL 32328. By phone: 653-5043, 670-8261, 927-2893 or 697-3189. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District has tentatively Adopted a budget for 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 5:05 P.M. At Eastpoint Water and Sewer Distric Ofce 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, Florida Law Enforcement A14 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sept. 2 Willard B. Galbreath, 67, Old Town, violation of probation (FCSO) Carl W. Ard, 51, Eastpoint, tampering with a witness or informant (FCSO) Sept. 3 Lennon L. Raulerson, 25, Lanark Village, DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked (FHP) Sept. 5 Carl B. Sanders, 47, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Sept. 6 Mandy A. Creamer, 33, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 7 Cody F. Harrell, 20, Carrabelle, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Latoya L. Fennell, 26, Apalachicola, Bay County warrant for violation of probation (FCSO) Charles O. Brannen, Jr., 32, Eastpoint, petit theft and false report to a law enforcement ofcer (FCSO) Walter E. White, 44, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Charles R. Dean, 45, Eastpoint, battery (FCSO) Sept. 9 Chris D. Carlson, Merritt Island, Cobb County, Ga. warrant (FCSO) Alonzo V. James, 45, Eastpoint, Taylor County warrant for failure to appear (FWC) Arthur C. Brown, 41, Panama City, violation of probation (FCSO) Kristen J. Kent, 28, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 10 Brandi B. Branch, 31, Carrabelle, withholding child support (FCSO) Amber M. Branch, 31, Eastpoint, felony battery (FCSO) Darren L. Wallace, 43, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD) Levi Harvill, 29, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication and trespass on property (CPD) Sept. 12 James D. Creamer, 29, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Sept. 13 Kenneth D. Estes, 42, Apalachicola, burglary of a structure (APD) Arrest REPOR T
The Times | A15 Thursday, September 15, 2011 A15 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 35365 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-000364-CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. (SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK N.A.), AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-3 MORTGAGE LOAN PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY a/k/a JEFFREY GALLOWAY a/k/a JEFF GALLOWAY; APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, A DIVISION OF COASTAL BANK; ROSPERITY BANK; RBC BANK (USA) f/k/a RBC CENTURA BANK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE n/k/a SHELLIE GALLOWAY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 5th day of October 2011, at 11:00 oclock A.M., EST, in the Civil Division of the Franklin County Clerks Office, Main Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida in accordance with Chapter 45, FS., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Franklin County, Florida, to wit: Lot 2, SCHOONER LANDING PHASE 1, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 5, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida pursuant to the Consent Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style and case number of which is set forth above. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the office of Sirote & Permutt, 1115 E. Gonzalez Street, Pensacola, Florida 32503, (850) 462-1500, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 26th day of August, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Sirote & Permutt, PC Attorneys for Plaintiff 1115 E. Gonzalez St. Pensacola, FL 32503 850-462-1500 Fax: 850-462-1599 Sept 8, 15, 2011 35194T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-000084-CA SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID A. TITSCH, et al Defendants. AGREED ORDER RESCHEDULING FORECLOSURE SALE THIS CAUSE having come before the Court upon Plaintiff, SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.s (STM) Motion to Reschedule Expedited Foreclosure Sale, and the Court having reviewed the Motion and the Court file, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises it is hereby: ORDERED AND ADJUDGED ad follows: 1. STMs Motion is hereby GRANTED. 2. The foreclosure sale is this action is hereby rescheduled for the next available sale dated September 21, 2011, at 11a.m. 3. The Clerk is instructed to issue Certificate of Title ten (10) days from the sale date. DONE AND ORDERED on this 8th of August, 2011. Angela Dempsey Circuit Court Judge Sept 8, 15, 2011 35347T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-000045-CA HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-1 Plaintiff, vs. JOHN M. THOMPSON A/K/A JOHN THOMPSON; BRITTANIE M. THOMPSON A/K/A BRITTANIE THOMPSON; FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, THROUGH ITS STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIDELITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF DELTA FUNDING CORPORATION; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 9, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-000045-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-1 is Plaintiff and JOHN M. THOMPSON A/K/A JOHN THOMPSON; BRITTANIE M. THOMPSON A/K/A BRITTANIE THOMPSON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, THROUGH ITS STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIDELITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF DELTA FUNDING CORPORATION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE., at 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA in FRANKLIN County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 27 day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: LOTS 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 224, GREATER APALACHICOLA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP NOW IN USE OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, STATE OF FLORIDA. 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this11th day of August, 2011. KENDALL WADE As Clerk of said Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Fl 32320, Phone No. (904)653-8861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Sept 8, 15, 2011 35348T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Case No.: 11-000019-CA STATE BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL B. COWART and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL B. COWART, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment in Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of August, 2011, entered in Case No. 11000019-CA in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein STATE BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, is Plaintiff, and DANIEL B. COWART and KRIS COWART are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street in Apalachicola, Classieds Local | Classieds Organizations unite to bring FutureNow event By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Franklin County School Board gave its blessing Sept. 8 to FutureNow, a youth outreach program designed to motivate and inspire young people to make the right choices. The Rev. Themo Patrio tis, from the United Methodist Churches of Apalachicola and St. George Island, gave the board an overview of the program, which will feature a high-energy school assembly during the last period on Sept. 28 for middle and high school students in the gym. The program, which uses live music, drama and real-life stories to reach students, is pro duced by FutureNow.us, (www. futurenow.us), a nonprot out of Valdosta, Ga., which counts Wild Adventures and the Fellowship of Christian Ath letes among its corporate spon sors. Patriotis said the Student Gov ernment Associa tion and the local chapter of the Fel lowship of Chris tian Athletes are the student orga nizations inviting FutureNow to come to school. He stressed that the daytime program is nonreligious. The daytime program is purely a program to inspire and encourage and motivate youth to make positive life choices, to say no to drugs, alcohol and to bacco, and no to bullying and no to disrespect, and to say yes to getting your education, nishing high school, getting involved in student activities and promoting positive life choices, Patriotis said. That evening at 7 p.m. at the school, a worship event will be held, open to youths and adults. That program is provided at no cost as a service to the commu nity. The afternoon event will cost $8,500, and a long list of backers have banded together to raise the funds. Signers of a recent fundraising letter include Super intendent Nina Marks, School Board Chairman Jimmy Gan der, Apalachicola Chief of Police Bobby Varnes, Franklin County School Principal George Oehlert, Apalachicola Mayor Van John son, Carrabelle Chief of Police Joseph Ham, Franklin County Sheriff Skip Shiver, Carrabelle Mayor Wilburn Curley Messer, Eastpoint Church of God Youth Pastor Scott Shiver, Carrabelle Christian Center Pastor Donald Carroll, First Baptist Church of St. George Islands the Rev. Mike Whaley, ABC School Principal Chimene Johnson, the Sheriffs Youth Programs Sgt. Ryan San doval and Students Working Against Tobacco Coordinator David Walker. Patriotis said the many orga nizations backing the program have a goal to conduct the pro gram themselves in 2012 and 2013, relying on FutureNow as a consultant to show them how to do it, with FutureNow returning in 2014. The goal is to develop rela tionships between the organiza tion involved so we can do followup targeting at-risk youth and creating a positive environment of trust and cooperation between all these partnering groups, Pa triotis said. For more information, call Pa triotis at 323-0816, Scott Shiver at 653-6905 or Robert Murray at 210-4129. Franklin County named School of Distinction Special to The Times College For Every Stu dent has named Franklin County School one of 21 Schools of Distinction across the country for mak ing signicant strides in pre paring students for college. CFES is a national non prot that promotes postsecondary education and training for high school graduates. In honoring Franklin County as a School of Dis tinction, CFES said the school met rigorous stan dards that demonstrated its dedication to the core prac tices of pathways to college, mentoring and leadership through service. Those practices must be taught and demonstrated throughout the primary and secondary levels, the CFES wrote in a news release. The CRES cited the establish ment of a student-to-student mentoring program, a col lege application program re quiring all seniors to apply to at least one college and then host a workshop to teach sixthand 10th-graders the application process. CFES also cited a school wide college awareness ini tiative that include college visits, both onsite and virtual, as well as college prepared ness portfolios beginning in the fth grade, participation in the Relay for Life and Val entines for Seniors program, and national recognition of a student-created music video, done by the Seahawk basketball team, promoting college. The 21 School of Distinc tion honorees for the 2010-11 school year represent all lev els of education (elementary, middle and high) and a range of geographic settings: large urban centers like New York City and Honolulu; suburban neighborhoods like Lynn, Mass.; and rural communi ties in western Colorado, the Florida Panhandle and upstate New York. CFES ofcials, repre sented by Rick Dalton, who visited the school Sept. 7, said the School of Distinc tion process encourages ed ucators, families and others in the community to work together toward a common goal: to put more under served youth on the path to college. Each year, more of CFES participating schools are exceeding our expectations for inspiring and motivating students to ward college success with creative programs and im pressive results, said Dal ton, president and CEO of CFES. Thirty-two schools ap plied for School of Distinc tion status this year, up from 19 in 2009-10, the programs rst year. CFES, located in Essex, N.Y., and Cornwall, Vt., has created college-ac cess partnerships with more than 500 schools across the country, serving more than 100,000 students. For more information, visit www.collegefes.org or call 518-963-4400. AL LONDON | Special to The Times Rick Dalton, left, stands with Franklin County students, teachers and administrators and the new banner. THE REV. THEMO P ATRIOTIS
A16| The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of October 2011, the following described Real Property situated in Franklin County, Florida, and set forth in said final judgment, to-wit: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER (BEING THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER) OF LOT 7, BLOCK AA@ OF THE CORRECTIVE REPLAT NO. 1 OF COCHRANS BEACH RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 20 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 7 A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 59.68 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 20 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST 200.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY OF BOUNDARY OF ST. TERESA AVENUE, THENCE RUN NORTH 70 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 59.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 7, BLOCK AA@ OF COCHRAN BEACH UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY OF ST. TERESA AVENUE. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 59.26 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919), THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 20 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 200.09 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN NORTH 70 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST 60.0 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN NORTH 20 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST 200.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 24th day of August, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at Telephone 850/ 653-8861. Sept 8, 15, 2011 35349T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Case No.: 11-000025-CA UNITED COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. STANLEY B. ROBERSON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STANLEY B. ROBERSON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment in Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of August, 2011, entered in Case No. 11000025CA in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein UNITED COMMUNITY BANK, is Plaintiff, and STANLEY B. ROBERSON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STANLEY B. ROBERSON n/k/a Shirley B. Roberson, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street in Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on the 5th day of October, 2011, the following described Real Property situated in Franklin County, Florida, and set forth in said final judgment, to-wit: Lot 8 of RIVER BLUFFS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 18, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 24th day of October, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at Telephone 850/ 653-8861. Sept 8, 15, 2011 35357T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2009 CA 000338 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARVIN JACK DAVIDSON A/K/A MARVIN DAVIDSON, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated APRIL 26, 2010 and entered in Case No. 19 2009 CA 000338 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and MARVIN JACK DAVIDSON A/K/A MARVIN DAVIDSON; PRISCILLA KAY DAVIDSON A/K/A PRISCILLA DAVIDSON; _____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARVIN JACK DAVIDSON A/K/A MARVIN DAVIDSON, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PRISCILLA DAVIDSON A/K/A PRISCILLA KAY DAVIDSON, IF ANY; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE. of the FRANKLIN County Courthouse, in FRANKLIN County, Florida, at 11:00 am, on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO. EXHIBIT A Lot 15, Gulfview Acres, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 7 South, Range 3 West and run thence S 89 23 30 E along North line of said section 2,543.08 feet to a concrete monument on the Southeasterly boundary of a 60.0 foot street (known as Third Street); then run S 62 58 20 W long Southeasterly boundary of said street, 1.221.5 feet to an angle point; then run S 62 29 00 W long Southeasterly boundary of said street 1,391.2 feet to a point intersecting the Westerly boundary of H Street, said point of intersection marked by a permanent concrete monument; then run S 27 37 E along Westerly boundary of said H Street, 699.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue S 27 37 E along Westerly boundary of said H Street 244.35 feet to a point intersecting the Northerly boundary of Second Street; then run S 62 29 W along Northerly boundary of said Second Street 356.52 feet; then run N 27 37 W, 244.35 feet; then run N 62 29 E 356.52 feet to the point of beginning. Being in the West half of Fractional Section 7, Township 7 South, Range 3 West, Franklin County, Florida. Street Address: 130 HINTON STREET, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 26 day of August, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Phone No. (904) 653-8861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: MOSKOWITZ, MANDELL, SALIM & SIMOWITZ, P.A. 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Sept 8, 15, 2011 35369T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Case No.: 2009-CA-000401 Division #: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Debora F. Silva a/k/a Deborah Silva, an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of James F. Silva a/k/a James Silva, Deceased; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 23, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000401 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 Debora F. Silva a/k/a Deborah Silva, an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of James F. Silva a/k/a James Silva, 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 October 26, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4, BLOCK 14, OF GULF COLONY INC.. UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY OF APALACHEE STREET 175.05 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) MARKING A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT, THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 24.68 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 25 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 39.09 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) MARKING THE POINT OF TANGENCY, SAID POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF BAY SHORE DRIVE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 125.01 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 5, BLOCK 14 OF SAID GULF COLONY INC., SUBDIVISION, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST 190.51 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261), THENCE RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST 1.99 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) LYING ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT 4, BLOCK 14 OF SAID SUBDIVISION, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5 A DISTANCE OF 9.20 FEET TO A RE-ROD MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5 A DISTANCE OF 150.31 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Michele Maxwell 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 Sept 8, 15, 2011 35371T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09-000395-CA DIVISION: AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LISA A. GLOVER A/K/A LISA ANN GLOVER, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 23, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-000395-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida in which Aurora Loan Services, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Lisa A. Glover, Tim L. Glover, Sunset Beach Owners Association, Inc., are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on, Franklin County, Florida at on the 12th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 30, SUNSET BEACH, PHASE 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1884 SUNSET DR., EASTPOINT, FL 32328 Any person claiming an interest in this 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 in Franklin County, Florida this 26th day of August, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Attorney for Plaintiff Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 MAT-10-65441 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Courts, Marcia M. Johnson, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320; telephone number (850) 653-8861, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call (850) 577-4400. To file response please contact Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Tel: (850) 653-8861; Fax: (850) 653-9339. Sept 8, 15, 2011 35389T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. RAMONA JOAN HUCKEBA et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000099 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000099 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and RAMONA JOAN HUCKEBA; GRADY E. HUCKEBA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 26th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHERN MOST CORNER OF LOT 8, SOUTHLAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY LINE DIVIDING LOTS 8 AND 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.4 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD; THENCE TURN LEFT AND RUN IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 163 FEET; THEN TURN LEFT AND RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE FIRST DESCRIBED TO THE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO POINT OF BEGINNING; ALL OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND LYING AND BEING IN LOT 8, SOUTHLAND SUBDIVISION, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1501 BLUFF ROAD, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 26, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F0900965 September 15, 22, 2011 35372T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-604 SUNRISE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ELLIOTT FANN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of October, 2011, the following described property: LOT 12 DRIFTWOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 42-44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 23, 2011. **AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, TELEPHONE (850) 653-8861; OR, IF HEARING IMPAIRED, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35420T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010CA000571 Division SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. W. MARC BOYD, JR., BARBARA J. BOYD, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH NATIONAL CITY BANK, LLOYD A. TURMAN, SUSAN M. ATHERTON, ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., ST. GEORGE ISLAND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN #2, AND UNKNOWN TENANT/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 22, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 40, OF PEBBLE BEACH VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 1636 GUAVA TRAIL, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on October 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM (EST). 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 August, 2011 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35390T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GLENN MAY et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000233 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 27, 2010 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000233 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and GLENN MAY; MIRTIS MAY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9 BLOCK 187 (28), KEOUGHS SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 915 NE SEVENTH STREET, CARRABELLE, FL 323220000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 26, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09049596 September 15, 22, 2011 35432T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH, SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH AS TRUSTEE OF THE TURTLE LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 24, 2006, SIDNEY E. GRAY, CHANCAY, INC., a Florida corporation, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-531-CA AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2011, in Case No. 2010-531-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH, SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH AS TRUSTEE OF THE TURTLE LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 24, 2006, SIDNEY E. GRAY, CHANCAY, INC., a Florida corporation, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Parcel No. 1 Lot 6, New River Harbor, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 29, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with a Right of Way Easement recorded in Official Records Volume 703, Pages 20-21, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. AND ALSO Parcel No. 2 Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southeast corner of Section 14, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run North along East boundary of said Section 14, a distance of 1537.74 feet to the centerline of a 60.00 foot county road, thence run along said centerline as follows: North 69 degrees 04 minutes 10 seconds West 60.98 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 1512.48 feet thru a central angle of 3l degrees 53 minutes 24 seconds for an arc distance of 841.82 feet, the chord of said arc being North 53 degrees 07 minutes 28 seconds West 831.00 feet to a compound curve, thence Northwesterly along said compound curve with a radius of 6095.91 feet thru a central angle of 14 degrees 04 minutes 14 seconds for an arc distance of 1498.31 feet, the chord of said arc being North 30 degrees 08 minutes 39 seconds West 1493.26 feet, thence North 23 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds West 769.13 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 2009.70 feet thru a central angle of 31 degrees 37 minutes 08 seconds for an arc distance of 1109.06 feet, thence North 54 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds West 335.52 feet, thence leaving said centerline run North 35 degrees 15 minutes 48 seconds East 30.00 feet to the Northerly right-of-way boundary of said county road, thence run along said Northerly right-of-way boundary as follows: North 54 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds West 526.32 feet, thence North 52 degrees 17 minutes 34 seconds West 1036.35 feet, thence North 53 degrees 13 minutes 19 seconds West 756.96 feet, thence North 57 degrees 44 minutes 46 seconds West 455.75 feet, thence North 62 degrees 16 minutes 13 seconds West 431.81 feet, thence North 75 degrees 54 minutes 48 seconds West 284.39 feet, thence North 83 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds West 373.71 feet, thence North 79 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 1298.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 79 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 369.95 feet, thence North 82 degrees 12 minutes 43 seconds West 325.76 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 07 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 525.40 feet, thence run South 81 degrees 00 minutes 31 seconds East 600.12 feet, thence run North 07 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 442.03 feet to the Southeasterly edge of New River, thence run South 76 degrees 09 minutes 53 seconds East along said rivers edge 76.16 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 39 minutes 28 seconds West 963.36 feet to the PONT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on October 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 September 7, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35437T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF WAYNE LEIGH COXWELL Deceased. File No. 2011-49 CP Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WAYNE LEIGH COXWELL, deceased, whose date of death was August 2, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 15, 2011. Personal Representative: Beverly A. Coxwell 250 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, Florida 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Beverly A. Coxwell Florida Bar Number: 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Telephone: (850) 670 1255 Fax: (850) 670 1256 E-Mail: email@example.com September 15, 22, 2011 35456T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 11-00053 CP Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LEE STUART PAULSON A/K/A LEE S. PAULSON A/K/A LEE PAULSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Summary Administration has been filed in the estate of LEE STUART PAULSON A/K/A LEE S. PAULSON A/K/A LEE PAULSON, deceased, File Number 11-00053 CP, by the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320; that the total value of the estate is approximately $45000.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: Stacy Mathis f/k/a Stacy Paulson 1377 18th Avenue, Apt. 1 San Francisco, CA 94122 Marian Paulson 108 East Lake Drive Antioch, CA 94509 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED FOREVER. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 15, 2011. STACY MATHS, Petitioner f/k/a STACY PAULSON MARIAN PAULSON, Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ES-
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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comRENTALS2 BR 1 BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APARTMENT Clean, W/D, Includes, Water, End Unit ............$565 2 BR 2 BA MOBILE HOME 2 Lots ..............................................................$500 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Pool..............................................$850 2 BA 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Den & Living Area ..........................................$550 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Pool, Downtown ....................................$700 WKLY 2 BR 1 BA APARTMENT Water View, Water Included, End Unit ............$500 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Pet Friendly, Wkly & Monthly Rates ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW QUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 September 15, 22, 2011 35467T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-00038CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, as successor in interest to THE BANK OF TALLAHASSEE, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CRITICAL PATH PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, LLC; MERLIN M. MITCHELL, JR.; SUSAN ATWOOD; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC. Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHAPTER 45 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on October 12, 2011 the following described property: Lot 17, Anglers Harbor, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, 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: Sept 6, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35472T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CITIZENS BANK WAKULLA, Plaintiff, v. SIDNEY E. GRAY, JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., MARINERS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PHASE 1, LLC, WAKULLA BANK, a Florida Banking Company, and FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR COUNTY, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2009-212 CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to the Amended Stipulated Final Summary Judgment for Re-Establishment and Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, OF CARRABELLE RIVER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 21 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and LOT 4, MARINERS LANDING, PHASE I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, except as set forth herein after, at public sale on September 27, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 7, at the the front of the courthouse steps at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35477T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, VS. ANTHONY R. MARINO JR., AND CARRAWAY BAY PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. CASE NO. 09-000321-CA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will on the 5th day of October, 2011, at the on the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Franklin County, Florida, as follows: Lot 66, Carraway Bay Plantation Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, pages 10-11, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2011, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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 Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Hedgehogs, 3 males, and 2 cages. For more information call (850) 670-4677 Wewahitchka AuctionThe Specialists of the South Presents a Fabulous Live & Internet AuctionSeptember 24, 2011, 9 AM CST Start, Preview/ Register at 8. Lake Alice Park Amphitheatre, Across the Street 149 Hwy 71 North, Wewa. Preview, Register & Bid Online www.specialists ofthesouth.com. Dick Adams, Auctioneer: AU3226, AB2366. As Is, Where Is, All Sales Final. Buyers Premium. Dealers Must Present 2011 Tax Certificate. Appalach, 244 Cato St. Saturday Sept 17th 8:am -until Text FL77122 to 56654 Eastpoint 129 S Bayshore Dr, Saturday 8:00 .m.-3:00 p.m.; Household items, furniture, and clothes. Food Svs/HospitalityWanted!!!Part time Night Auditor/Front Desk Responsible, mature, pleasant personality. Hotel bookeeping experience a plus. Apply in person at Gibson Inn team. 51 Avenue C Install/Maint/Repair Part Time position available forGeneral Maint/Techposition for 32 Unit apt complex in Carabelle. Must have own tools and pass background & drug test. General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical req. Painting a plus. Apply at 807 Grey Ave. #33, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. 8-5pm. Or call 697-2017 EOE/DFWP 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#: 34176434 Text FL76434 to 56654 Movie Extras to stand in background for major film. Earn up to $300 per day. Experience not required. 877-824-6274 Full Service Turn Key restaurant for lease at Commerce Street and Avenue E in downtown Apalachicola. For more info call 850-653-8801 Text FL76714 to 56654 1 br, 1 ba with full kitchen and living room Call for information 850-653-6103 1 br, 1 bath w/balcony in downtown Apalachicola. $675 per month, plus electric. Includes satellite, internet, W/D on premises. Call 850653-8801 Text FL76714 to 56654 Apartment avail. Lanark Village, Can be a 1 or 2 br, with sunroom $450 month + $250 deposit (850) 509-2460 Eastpoint ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2 & 3 bedroom handicap and non-handicap units. Rental assistance is available to qualified applicants. 45 Begonia Street, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Call (850) 670-4024, TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer 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 Apalachicola Condo. 2 br, 2 bath, with newer paint, tile, carpet $825 month. *Ref Checked* Quint 865-693-3232 Lanark Village Carlton St. #5, 1 Br 1 Ba, All Tile, Walk-in Closet, Landlord pays Electric and Water, $525 month + $300 deposit. Call 850-728-5219 or 864-356-5949 1 or 3 BRCH/A in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. 2 br, 1 bath house on St George Island. $650 month. 229-824-7493 or 229-942-0329 Text FL77072 to 56654 Apalachicola2 br, 1 ba 6 mo to 1 yr lse. $725 mo + $500 dep. Call (850) 653-5441 3 br, 1 ba, spacious Mobile Home on corner 266 Timothy Simmons Road $600 month + 1st and last months. 850-653-5639/653-5307 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. 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Local A18 | The Times Thursday, September 15, 2011 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#244625 $139,900 Lanark Village WELL BUILT HOME 2 BR, 2 BA, master has walk-in closet, New paint throughout, new ceiling fans, new range & washer, covered front porch, huge screen porch with view of Bay (2 blks away), large private yard with storage bldg, mature fruit bearing citrus trees, California Street Listed by Janie Burke John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#243937 $99,900 St. George Island WOODED LOT ON CANAL Offering views of nesting Eagles on the vacant land across the canal. Canal needs to be dredged (kayaks okay), which is why this 1/3 acre lot is priced at a quarter of the last Canal front lot sale. Paved road (West Bayshore Drive) access to Gander Street! BEST BUY! BUDGET SUMMARY City of Carrabelle2011-2012 GENERAL SPECIAL TOTAL FUND REVENUE FUND CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD $195,279.78 $226,058.85 $421,338.63 ESTIMATED REVENUES: 8.27 Millage per $1,000 TAXES Ad Valorem Taxes---------------------------------------------------$1,090,520.93 $0.00 $1,090,520.93 Utility Taxes-----------------------------------------------------------$45,000.00 $0.00 $45,000.00 Franshise Taxes-----------------------------------------------------$95,000.00 $0.00 $95,000.00 Licenses and Permits----------------------------------------------$204,140.53 $0.00 $204,140.53 Intergovernmental Revenue---------------------------------------$66,000.00 $0.00 $66,000.00 Charges for Services------------------------------------------------$250.00 $0.00 $250.00 Fines and Forteitures-----------------------------------------------$4,100.00 $0.00 $4,100.00 Miscellaneous Revenues-----------------------------------------$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Water and Sewer----------------------------------------------------$0.00 $1,412,587.50 $1,412,587.50 Less 5%-----------------------------------------------------------------$75,250.57 $70,629.37 $145,879.94 TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER FINANCING SOURCES-------------------------------------------$1,429,760.89 $1,341,958.13 $2,771,719.02 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES----------------------------------------------------$1,625,040.67 $1,568,016.98 $3,193,057.65 EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES: General Governmental Services---------------------------------$510,023.67 $0.00 $510,023.67 Public Safety-----------------------------------------------------------$435,990.00 $0.00 $435,990.00 Physical Environment-----------------------------------------------$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Transportation---------------------------------------------------------$261,035.00 $29,189.16 $290,224.16 Water and Sewer----------------------------------------------------$0.00 $1,168,827.82 $1,168,827.82 Interfund Transfers--------------------------------------------------$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Human Services------------------------------------------------------$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Cultural and Recreation------------------------------------------$17,992.00 $0.00 $17,992.00 Debt Services $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES ------------------------$1,225,040.67 $1,198,016.98 $2,423,057.65 Reserves----------------------------------------------------------------$400,000.00 $370,000.00 $770,000.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES ----------------------------------------------------$1,625,040.67 $1,568,016.98 $3,193,057.65 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The City of Carrabelle has tentatively adopted a budget for 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 5:01 P.M. at Carrabelle Municipal Complex 1001 Gray Ave. News BRIEFS Chapman Auditorium, gym to get solar panels The Chapman Auditorium, and the old Chapman gym now in use by the Apalachicola Bay Charter School, are the only county facilities to be receiving solar panels. County Planner Alan Pierce told county commissioners Sept. 6 that the solar panel company has evaluated all the roofs of county buildings, and that grant funds are available only for at roofs open to the sun. Weems Memorial Hospital and the Sheriffs Ofce in Eastpoint are at roofs but were excluded because they have too many air conditioning units on the roof, Pierce said. Camp Gordon Johnston to mark Sept. 24 Museum Day The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will mark National Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; admission is by donation. Come see the brand new exhibits and new gift shop, and enjoy live music from the 40s. Documentary movies will be shown throughout the day, with free refreshments. The museum is located in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex, 1001 Gray Ave. For directions, visit www. campgordonjohnston.com. Also, learn more at www. smithsonianmagazine/ museumdaySouther land to address Sept. 29 GOP dinner The Franklin County Republican Party will host a dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Armory in Apalachicola. Honorary guest and speaker will be Congressman Steve Southerland. Tickets for the dinner, including beverages, are available for $35. For tickets or more information, please call Kristy Banks at 6535043. Humane Society hosts annual meeting Oct. 1 The Franklin County Humane Society will holds its annual membership meeting at the Adoption Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10-11 a.m. followed by an open house open to the public. There will be the dedication of the new play yard at 11 a.m. followed by activities for the whole family including fourlegged family members. Face painting, photos with Fido, petting zoo, hot dogs and drinks and tours of the shelter, will be featured, with information about programs and volunteer opportunities. The entire community is welcome to become members of the Humane Society. Carrabelle plans Nov. 12 Veterans Day parade Carrabelle city commissioners will close U.S. 98 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 for a Veterans Day parade. The parade is part of a Fall Festival planned by the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 NW Avenue F in Carrabelle. Plans for the celebration include a cake walk, arts and crafts, a Fun Korner for Kids, live entertainment and food. The festivals planning committee is seeking donations to support their efforts and to support all of the Senior Centers programs. To donate or for more information, please contact Shirley Cox at 6974195.