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Thursday, MAY 28, 2009 ww w .apalach times .com 50(

Sen. Bill Nelson: 'I need your help to help you'

Apa lachicola



By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

The hot topics were Water
Wars, fishing laws and stimulus
money on Tuesday afternoon,
when Sen. Bill Nelson held a se-
ries of town hall meetings in the
at day bega in Carraebnelle
with a public meeting where Nel-
son, clad in a cotton shirt, jeans
and scuffed suede boots, fielded
questions from the audience.
"When I come to the Pan-
handle I come back to my roots,"
he told the gathering, explaining
that his great-great-grandfather,
a Danish immigrant, had stowed
away on a boat in New York and
wound up landing in Port St. Joe

a commercial dock for Carra-
belle's fishing community. He
told her grant money should be
available through the federal
stimulus package.
He said Franklin County
schools have received $400,000
and another package is in the
works to fund a summer youth
employment program for Wakul-
la and Franklin counties.
incveral CIdises on m 11rs
Lockley, questioned him further
about the stimulus package.

lieve che cos y i e evng b
fair share of the funds. County
Planner Alan Pierce said he felt


Joining senator
Bi|| Ne|son, right,
for a stroll along
waterfront, are,
from left, Dave
McClain, with
.xthe Apalachicola
River keeper, City
Frank Cook
and County
Chairman Smokey
The questions began with
Tamara Allen quizzing the sena-
tor about obtaining funding for

where he married a local girl be-
fore heading north again.
The Democratic senator be-
gan on a positive note, comment-

ing that he felt confidant that
Florida and its ally Alabama will
prevail in the legal battle that
has become known as the Water

MEMORIAL POPPIES: Ginger Spicer, of Lanark Village,
distributes poppies to the Legion officers.

By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

Once again Lanark Village held the county's lone Memo-
rial Day ceremony this year and several speeches mourn-
ed the loss of interest in the holiday's true meaning.
."'lk~aditional observance of Memorial Day has dimin-
ished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have
forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At
many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly
ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the
proper flag etiquette for the day," read Chuck Spicer, the
master of ceremonies.
"While there are towns and cities that still hold Memo-
rial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades.
Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead,
and not just those fallen in service to our country," he said.
He then told the audience, gathered at Legion Post 82
in Lanark Village, about the origins of Memorial Day as
Decoration Day at the end of the Civil War, when the graves
of fallen soldiers were tended, beginning in 1860s but there
was no official date.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868
by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand
Army of the Republic, and was first observed on May 30,

ABC School paces district's

third grade FCATs

Traci Leavine, left, Circuit 2 operations administrator for DCF, and Walt Cook, director of DCF's
Northwest region, address members of the Franklin's Promise Coalition.

By David Ad ersteln
Times City Editor

State officials plan to speed up response times for
food stamp requests, and put a part-time staffer in
Franklin County to handle a growing number of appli-
cations, after hearing an urgent request for help last
week from the Franklin's Promise Coalition.
Walt Cook, director of the DCF's Northwest region,
and Traci Leavine, operations administrator for Cir-
cuit 2, outlined plans at the coalition's May 21 meeting
in the board room of the county health department.
The coalition invited the DCF staffers to attend the
meeting in light of local complaints about the backlog
of cases being handled by the DCF office in Quincy,
which handles most of the applications from the
county for food stamps and other DCA-administered
ser c ut a local DCF office, coalition members
complained of long telephone delays in communica-
tion with Quincy, and lengthy waits for processing ap-
plications for help many families need right away.
"I'm spending six to seven hours a day on DCF
matters," said Pat Carroll, who directs the county's
branch office for Community Action Partnership, a
private sector, non-profit that serves as a clearing-
house for information on and coordination of a variety
of federal and state anti-poverty programs.
"They (local people) look at our office as DCF now,"
she said. "They need that face-to-face contact."
The delays in processing food stamps, which Car-
roll said have been as long as four months in at least
one case, have a "snowball effect" that affects these

See )CF A8

By David Ad erstein
Times City Editor

Buoyed by a particularly
strong performance in math
at the Apalachicola Bay
Charter School, third grad-
ers throughout the county
remained steady in read-
ing, and were slightly up in
math, on state standardized


Based on results re-
leased last week for the
Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Test, 72 percent
of the county's third grad-
ers scored a 3 or above, con-
sidered at grade level. This
is down 3 percentage points
from last year, but still rep-



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Clarice Powell shows off a basket of vegetables
harvested from Franklin's Promise's plot in the
Apalachicola Community Garden, while County
Commissioner Pinki Jackel looks on at left. AII
the vegetables are distributed through the food
pantry to needy families,


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Seahawks get win


DCF staffers pledge to tackle backlog

Poppies, poetry

mark Legion's

Memorial Day


Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Story and photos
by David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Stephanie Adkison woke up a
little after 7 a.m. on Memorial Day
and got ready to go to work..
Not exactly living high on the
hog, just another day punching
the clock.
"My boyfriend called to me
'Lord have mercy, check it out,"'"
she said.
Adkison went to the window
and looked out on the sunny
morning. "We seen two pigs kind
of crisscrossing in the yard," she
Soon the animals were rooting
their snouts into the sandy front
lawn, settling their fat bellies
comfortably into the cool soil
under a shady tree.
Adkison headed to work and
after she got home, they were
still there, with her boyfriend and
his buddies sitting around in a
relaxed circle around them. She
didn't see the little black piglet
that had been there with them,
but her buddies said they had,
before it scampered away.
"You can touch them and rub
them. I think it's too cool," she
said. "They're not bad."
Deputy Jason Register had
arrived on the scene after the
sheriff's office was called, and he
kept his distance, as he set about
finding the owner,
"Our main concern is getting
the owner back his property," he
For the next two-and-a-half
hours, Register went hunting for
the owners, sniffing our leads,
looking for clues, asking around
to see who might be missing a
healthy looking boar and sow.
Finally, he reached Michael
Luberto who determined they
were owned by his older brother,
Willie Jr.. He said they wandered

away to Adkison's 599 At r
Wilderness Road home so
when they went out to Dre
drink water.
Meanwhile, the two 9'
pigs relaxed soundly on
Adkison's front lawn,
keeping their cool and
occasionally getting up
to enjoy some of the
water the men were
lavishing on them from a
big metal bowl.
Around 4 p.m.
Michael Luberto came
by with a specially-built
trailer a friend had
made, and the tranquil
mood was shattered
as the half-dozen or so
men set about rounding
them up.
Pig's feet got pulled,
ears were twisted and
the sound of high-
pitched squealing
permeated the air.
But soon, both animals
got wrestled to the
ground, with additional
help from Frankie Dalton
and his sons, Marcus, g
a Franklin County
freshman, and William,
a seventh grader, and
friend Drew Monroe.
The other men
slipped hobblers on
their feet, tying them
tightly as they carried
them into the metal
talrDalton said he was d
used to capturing such
animals, having raised
domestic pigs and gone
hog hunting to bring some good
breeding stock back to the county
"We love it," said Adkison,
who seemed to already miss the
friendly porkers soon after they
were carted away. "We wouldn't
have it any other way."

ight, Frankie DaOlton, left,~ tu the .
!w Monroe, right, try to wrestle it to the

At left, Frankie Da ton presses on the sow
to ma e sure it is secure. B lw, Step anie
Adkison, standing, and her friend, Tiffany
Boone, are all smiles after their two visitors are
safe within a secure trailer.

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Auxiliary chaplain Diane Huebanks leads the group
in prayer for America's warriors.

1868, when flowers were
placed on the graves of
Union and Confederate sol-
diers at Arlington National
Cemetery. It was declared a
national holiday by Congress
in 1871, but official celebra-
tions in the various states
began in 1973.
"It is not a day about di-
vision," said Spicer, "it is
about reconciliation and
the general human need to
honor the dead." At the end
of Spicer's talk, the auxiliary
members handed out paper
poppies they had created
for the celebration, and Di-
ane Huebanks, chaplain of
the Legion Auxiliary, led the
group mn prayer.
Michael Guidry, the post
chaplain spoke on patriotism
and honor, and described the
men and women who serve
in our armed forces as "or-
dinary Americans making
extraordinary sacrifices."
District 2 Commander
Bill Miller warned against
turning Memorial Day into
just another long weekend.
"When you walk on the
beach, remember the men
who died on the beach at
Normandy for your free-
dom," he urged.
Mary Crane, president of

the auxiliary, gave the final
speech of the ceremony and
read the poem "Flanders
"What the auxiliarywants
to do is celebrate this post,"
she told the audience.
Virginia Spicer and So-
nya Alday then placed a
wreath at the foot of the flag
pole and in the traditional
Memorial Day ceremony,
the sergeant-at-arms low-
ered the flag, which stood at

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as it is raised to full mast.

half-mast and then raised it
to the top of the pole.
The ceremony was fol-
lowed by a barbeque supper
and music and games in the
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real estate mar ets?.

By (ath K e
Special to the Times

The first signs of confidence in Florida real estate
are starting to appear with hopes that government
stimulus plans will unfreeze markets and reinvigorate
business, the latest University of Florida survey finds.
"People believe in some instances that a lot of what
the government is doing to try to inject capital into the
system may actually have some effect," said Timothy
Becker, director of UF's Bergstrom Center for Real
Estate Studies, which conducts the quarterly survey.
"Positive responses to several questions lead us to be-
lieve there is light at the end of the tunnel."
Perhaps most significant is that respondents' per-
ception of their own business outlook has improved af-
ter three years of steady decline, Becker said.
"If real estate investors think there are opportuni-
ties out there for their firms to make money, that means
there are deals that will be getting done and when deals
start getting done, various participants in the transac-
tions make money and it's almost like a snowball ef-
fect," he said.
Another positive finding was the perception of the
availability of capital, which jumped to its highest level
in the survey's history, Becker said. Respondents ex-
pect some money that has sat in Treasury funds to start
trickling back into real estate as investors gain confi-
dence with the steps banks are taking to rid their bal-
ance sheets of bad assets, he said.
That capital is not yet actually available is still a con-
cern, though, Becker said. If loans come due for shop-
ping centers, for example, and there is no capital in the
marketplace to refinance these loans, that will slow any
recovery, he said.
The latest statewide survey of Florida real estate
trends, completed in March, is 14th in a series and




USPS 027-600
Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St.
Apalach cla, FL 32329
VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes
Editor: Tim Croft
Circulation: James Meadors

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lately, I have been thinking
about mockingbirds.
My memories were triggered
by an article in the Guardian
from the United
Kingdom. It
~ focused on the
research of
j~4~as" 1]Douglas Levey,
a professor at
the University
of Florida. The
RED WHITE article stated,
AND OUX "Mockingbirds
Dense oux can recognize
people who have
threatened them
and even start dive-bombing
them if they see the person
again. An urban population of
the songbirds ignored most
passers-by, but took to the air
when they recognized people
who had approached their nest
days before."
The article goes on to
explain how the research was

matter what the volunteers
wore or if they approached
by a different route, the
mockingbirds still recognized
This was the most
interesting part of the article
for me. "For example, they (the
mockingbirds) might be better
at differentiating between cats
that are aware of their nests
and those that are simply
passing by."
That really resonated. I
have a yard/house cat, Mrs.
B, who likes to accompany me
on my morning walks. One
day I stepped outside to find
her in front of two dead baby
mockingbirds. I can't know
her role in their demise. She
may have just been in the
wrong place at the wrong time.
She had a guilty look on her
face, and the circumstantial
evidence was abundant. The
mockingbirds agreed.
For many months, going on

a year or so, the birds attacked
and harassed her every time
she was outside. She got into
a habit of duck and cover. She
still went on our walks, darting
from overhanging brush to
another hiding place, trying to
avoid the birds. She complained
vociferously the entire walk, but
seemed determined to continue,
des ite her real fear.
The most amazing thing
occurred about a block away.
The blackbirds on the power
line also attacked when we
passed by. Was there avian
communication going on here?
Mockingbird to blackbird,
"Get that gray cat; she is the
I emailed Dr. Levey
complimenting his research,
and relating Mrs. B's
experience. He responded
immediately. (I love the



A mockingbird, photographed in Orlando.

conducted on campus. Over the
course of three days volunteers
would walk up to a nest and
touch it gently. It only took two

days for the mockingbirds to
recognize those individuals and
make a screeching, take-to-the
air protective response. It didn't

Slow down, and spare FCSWA) took the Bay-protective
stance for which she has been
SOMeone 11eartache severely criticized in the local press.
This is to the person who She rounded up as many seafood
ran over and killed my dog. And workers as she could in the short
continued around the corner to his time allowed, and urged action she
home (you did back up and return believed was protective of the Bay
after you saw my son picking up and the oystermen she represents.
what was left of his 12 lb. body). I On reflection, as facts of the sewage
want you to know his name was treatment proposal became known,
BAXTER and that he was loved by John Richards and Bruce Rotella
his family. (FCSWA president and vice-
Please slow down when any dog president) supported a resolution
or family pet gets near your truck on to seek a better understanding of
our dead-end street. Spare someone the source of the pollution and its
else the heartache that you have correction an outcome Linda
caused my family when you could Raffield in no way opposes. In
have just SLOWED DOWN or just retrospect, get the facts, then act.
maybe? stopped until he was clear Though recent rains have begun
of your truck. to put a dent in the drought, so long
His owner/mother, as the Corps of Engineers intends to
G. Bronno perpetuate their misguided drought
Eastpoint management plan in the Water
Control Manual update, the fight is
by no means over. Now is the time
Apprecialtive of seafood for the community to rally together,
workrs' eodeship as a community. Not to seek in
W~rkrs' eadeshiP some misguided way to punish our
As a member of the Riverkeepers Bay advocates when their passion
staff, I have worked directly and to protect makes a decision they
indirectly with the Franklin County later want to modify. Linda and
Seafood Workers Association, Inc John should be thanked, warmly
(FCSWA) for the past five years. I applauded, and supported for their
am very proud and appreciative of efforts in behalf of their oystermen
their efforts and dedication. They and our Bay.
are as I have said repeatedly the [)aid Mcloin
"frontline soldiers in our Water Apalachicola Riverkeepers
In particular I have worked
with the elected officers of the D00f Shol0Ud not be left open
organization as we struggled to to central sewer
counter the significant threats to
the Apalachicola Bay. The most When I got word the county
significant, and ongoing, threat commissioners had voted to oppose
to the health and productivity of Water Management Services'
our Bay has been the reduced application for centralized sewer
freshwater flows. Atlanta is on St. George Island, I breathed
still taking our waters without a brief sigh of relief. Thank you
Congressional approval. John to each commissioner for taking
Richards, as president of the action to ensure Franklin County
FCSWA, and Linda Raffield, has a seat at the table during
secretary/treasurer, have had a the Public Service Commission's
critical role in "telling the story" certification process.
of the reduced flows threat and I want to especially thank all the
its impact on the most productive citizens who took immediate action
estuary in America, Apalachicola to let the commissioners and the
Bay. PSC know they were opposed to
Time and again they have taken centralized sewer on the island.
various regional, state and national I'm convinced that the public
media out onto the Bay (at John outcry regarding the original vote
and Linda's expense) to see for of three commissioners caused
themselves s "hands- on/eye s- on" them to revisit their decision and
-the predation that occurs on oyster change their minds, just in the nick
beds in the low-flow condition of time. Every phone call, email,
imposed by the Corps' Revised letter and one-on-one conversation
Interim Operations Plan (or RIOP). with each commissioner made a
"See for yourselves. Here's what's difference.
happening to our oysters." These Other involved citizens
"visitors" have included national successfully shed light on how
TV cameras, as well as decision some individuals were being
makers such as the commanders misled into signing letters in
of the South Atlantic Region and favor of a sewer plant. As a result,
the Mobile district of the Corps of the commissioners were further
Engineers. misled into thinking a large
When there was a threat that number of their constituents
the oyster relay money would be supported such a system.
reduced or even eliminated, John In reading newspaper accounts
and Linda went to Tallahassee of the county commission meeting
(again at their own expense) May 19, it appears they have left
and lobbied successfully against the door open for a centralized
that budget action. They believe sewer on the island. This causes
passionately in their oystermen me great concern.
and the health and productivity of While I applaud the county
our Bay. They take their jobs very commission for moving forward
seriously. And I and Riverkeepers to study the source of the
and the community should be most island's water contamination,
thankful that they do. overwhelming evidence supports
So when an issue of a central the fact that there are various
sewage plant on St. George Island options available to address
surfaced, Linda (on behalf of wastewater disposal without going

to a sewer plant. As reported, Mr.
Newt Colston, an expert in this
field, outlined how studies have
determined that fecal coliforms
were never proven to come from
septic tanks. Franklin County's
setback codes require a safe
distance from bodies of water
to prevent the migration of the
coliforms to the open water. Proper
enforcement of existing health
department and county regulations
will further protect our water
I want to remind the county
commission that a centralized
sewer system would encourage
denser development, as evidenced
in all other locations it has been
implemented. Putting the sewer
issue aside, increased density
would cause greater stormwater
runoff. Experts have said that
stormwater runoff is as bad as
wastewater. A centralized sewer
system would not fix stormwater
runoff. Any way one looks at the
issue, I think a centralized sewer
system is not the answer. I ask
the county commission to not
change their opposition to WMS'
application to the PSC.
At the county commission's
workshop April 21, during his
presentation, Mr. Gene Brown,
owner of Water Management
Services, said he was fast-
tracking his plan to help the
island's business district solve its
wastewater problems. He also said
that he did not want a fight with
the county nor engage in a lawsuit,
so if the county commission did
not want it, they needed to tell him
before he continues to spend more
money on it.
The county commissioners and
the citizens have spoken. We do
not want nor need a centralized
sewer system on the island. I ask
Mr. Brown to be a man of his word
and withdraw his petition for a
certificate from the PSC. He will
save himself and the taxpayers of
Franklin County a great deal of
Goil M. Riegelmayer
Franklin Countv Citizen

Seafood workers president
goVe Verball OK
I would like to clarify my position
regarding the central sewer
plant on St. George Island. After
looking back on the minutes, I have
discovered that Linda Raffield,
secretary of the Franklin County
Seafood Workers Association, had
called me on the telephone and
read the contents of the letter that
accompanied the petition. At that
time, I approved the letter. I publicly
apologize for failing to recollect my
earlier telephone conversation with
She and I stand on the front
lines for every issue that comes up
on our bay because our motto is to
protect, preserve and promote the
Apalachicola seafood industry.
Since my initial approval of
the letter, I believe everybody's
entitled to their own opinion and we
should respect everybody's opinion,
without any animosity.
John Richards
President, Franklin County
Seafood Workers Association

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Letters to the EDITOR

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The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will be
accepting separate sealed bids for the following:



Specification are on file in the office of the Franklin County Board of
Coun~t3 Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola,

Bids must be received in the office of the Franklin County Clerk of the
Court 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 by 4:30
RM., EST, on June 1, 2009. Bids must be clearly labeled for each
separate bid. The sealed bids will be publicly open and read aloud
at 10:00 A.M. EST, on June 2, 2009, in the County Commission
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The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any
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Franklin County Tourist Development Council
25-Minute Seafood Video Production

Highlighting Franklin County's Seafood Industry including
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county's jobless rate dropped to
6.1 percent last month, with 292
people, out of county labor force
of 4,790, without jobs.
This meant 30 fewer people
were on the jobless rolls in April
than in March, when the unem-
ployment rate stood at 6.8 percent,
with 322 people without work out
of a smaller labor force of 4,706.
The April rate is 1.5 percentage
points lower than the 7.6 percent
unemployment rate in February,
following two straight months of
declines. But the April rate is still
2.5 percentage points higher than
one year ago, when in April 2008,
the labor force stood at 4,799
people, but only 172 were without
jobs, for an unemployment rate of
just 3.6 percent.
The county's unemployment
rate placed it as fifth best in the
state last month among the state's
67 counties. Liberty had the state's

ida's unemployment compensa-
tion and workforce programs.
These benefits and services are
having a tremendous impact on
millions of Floridians and on our
economy," said Agency Interim
Director Cynthia Lorenzo.
According to the Washington,
D.C.-based Economic Policy In-
stitute, each dollar in unemploy-
ment compensation benefits paid
by the state results in an estimat-
ed $1.64 in positive economic ben-
efits to residents and businesses,
which helps to sustain jobs and
restore consumer confidence.
The $1.4 billion in stimulus funds
currently being infused into the
state's unemployment compen-
sation and workforce systems
includes an additional $25 weekly
in Federal Additional Compensa-
tion since March 19, with an esti-
mated $345 million to paid out by
July 2010.

lowest unemployment rate, at 4.6
percent, followed by Alachua at
5.6 percent and Leon and Monroe
counties, each at 5.8 percent.
There were 24 Florida coun-
ties with double-digit unemploy-
ment rates in April, down from 29
in March.
Franklin's 6.1 percent jobless
rate for April is more than 3.5
percentage points better than
the state average of 9.6 percent,
which represents 885,000 jobless
out of a labor force of more than
9.2 million. Florida's jobless rate
was up 4 percentage points from
one year ago.

The state's current unemploy-
ment rate is 0.7 percentage points
higher than the national unem-
ployment rate of 8.9 percent.
Florida has lost more than
380,000 nonagricultural jobs over
the past year, continuing the trend
of over-the-year declines that be-
gan in August 2007 primarily due
to declines in construction jobs,
but has now spread to almost all
other major industries.
"In addition to the Agency's
wide variety of critical programs
and services, we are currently
administering $1.4 billion in fed-
eral stimulus funds through Flor-

Both Apalachicola and
Carrabelle will be getting
low-interest loans for their
water and wastewater
needs, paid for by low-inter-
est loans funded by federal
stimulus dollars from the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
U.S. Congressman Al-
len Boyd, D-North Florida,
said May 19 that Apalachic-
ola is scheduled to receive
a low-interest loan of a lit-
tle more than $9 million to
help finance infrastructure
improvements to the city's
wastewater system.
This federal funding is
part of a total investment
of more than $132 million
recently made available to

the Florida Department
of Environmental Protec-
tion's Clean Water State
Revolving Flmd.
Because Apalachicola
meets the criterion for be-
ing financially disadvan-
taged, all of the loan princi-
pal will be forgiven, making
it in effect a grant.
Carrabelle is scheduled
to receive a low-interest
loan for $3 million to help
finance infrastructure im-
provements to its drinking
water system. This federal
funding is part of a more
than $88 million invest-
ment made available to
the Florida DEP's Drink-
ing Water State Revolving

Carrabelle met the cri-
teria for being financially
disadvantaged and quali-
fied for 85 percent of the
loan principal, or $2.55 mil-
lion, to be forgiven.
"With these federal
stimulus dollars, Apala-
chicola and Carrabelle
will be able to address an
important public health
need," Boyd said. "This in-
vestment in our wastewa-
ter treatment facilities will
help maintain the quality
of our drinking water sup-
ply and benefit area resi-
The American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act, re-
cently signed into law with
Boyd's support, includes

$4 billion to fund wastewa-
ter infrastructure projects,
and $2 billion to fund drink-
ing water infrastructure
projects nationwide.
Gov Charlie Crist also
applauded the awards,
noting that the loans "will
continue our strong com-
mitment to putting Florid-
ians back to work while
improving our water infra-
structure. Together with
Florida's other economic
development efforts, the

federal recovery dollars
provide needed capital for
local government projects
to break ground quickly
and build essential facili-
ties for their citizens."
Project sponsors and
DEP staff will now negoti-
ate individual loan agree-
ments tailored to each lo-
cal government's specific
financial circumstances.
"In order to fuel Flori-
da's growth and protect its
people and natural resoure-

es, it is essential that we
invest in our wastewater,
stormwater and drinking
water infrastructure," said
DEP Secretary Michael W.
DEP received more
than $800 million in re-
quests for the $80 million
of ARRA drinking water
project funds and more
than $1.5 billion in requests
competing for $132.3 mil-
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April: 6.1 percent

By David Ad erstein
Times City Editor

For the second consecutive
month, Franklin County's unem-
ployment rate improved, drop-
ping by seven-tenths of 1 percent-
age point in April.
County officials, however, con-
tinue to be concerned that the
true picture of the county's eco-
nomic situation is not fully told
in the state's jobless numbers,
since many of the county's sea-
food workers never file for unem-
ployment compensation.
According to preliminary la-
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Former state
representative Loranne
Ausley has made the first
venture into the county
as part of the campaign
to succeed Al Lawson
as state senator from
District 6.
Ausley held a luncheon
get-together at the
Water Street Hotel April
24. Several prominent
Democrats, including
Apalachicola Mayor Van
Johnson and county
Democratic committee
chair Barbara Sanders,
were in attendance,
although Sanders noted
that the county executive
committee does not
endorse any primary
Lawson is term-
limited and has indicated
he may challenge U.S.
Congressman Allen Boyd
for his seat in Congress.
Ausley is among
three Democrats,

along with former state
representative Curtis
Richardson and Bill
Montford, head of the
Florida Association of
District Superintendents,
who have thrown their
names in the race to fill
Lawson's seat.
Ausley, who from 2000
to 2008 served a district
that included parts of
Leon and Jefferson
counties, said that as
a mother of a 6-year-
old with special needs,
education is one of her
top priorities.
"I think anybody who
has been in a classroom
knows that there are not
enough resources going
to our kids," she said.
She said that her eight
years in the Legislature
taught her bipartisanship
is best.
"During my eight
years in the Legislature,
the Democrats were
nowhere near the
majority," she said. "You
have to make friends on

but talked with local
citizens about their
concerns. She has
jumped to an early
fundraising lead in
the three-person race,
raising more than
She currently serves
as board chair of the
Florida Healthy Kids
Corporation, and as
a senior advisor to
the Lawton Chiles
Foundation. She is an
attorney with over 20
years of public service
at the state and federal
Her legislative
agenda focused around
the issues important to
North Florida, such as
economic development;
respecting the role of state
employees; health care;
and education, particularly
early childhood initiatives.
Her health care expertise
led to her appointment
as ranking Democrat on
the House Health Care
Council for the 2007-

2008 term.
Ausley has also
focused on a number
of issues related to
children and adults with
disabilities, including
her service as chair of
the Vision Caucus and as
a member of Governor
Crist's statewide
Task Force on Autism
Spectrum Disorders.
She received her
bachelor's from
Woman's College, and
her law degree from
Washington and Lee
University School of Law.
She is married to local
intellectual property
attorney Bill Hollimon,
has a son, Will, and a
stepson, John.
She is a marathon
runner and triathlete,
and in November 2007
completed her first full
Ironman competition in
Panama City. The Gulf
Winds Track Club named
Ausley the 2007 Female
Runner of the year.

Loranne Ausley, right, chats with Apalachicola's Beth
Moseley at the meet-and-greet at the Water Street
Hotel. Moseley, who has a son with disabilities,
became good~ friends with Ausley because of their
shared experience as parents of a special needs child.

the other side to make
things work."
Testifying to the power
of friendship was the
presence at the luncheon
of banker Cliff Butler,
husband of Denise Butler,
who ran as a Republican
for superintendent in last
year's race for school

Cliff Butler did not
indicate his political
preference that
afternoon, but did say
he has long been friends
with Ausley and her
Ausley did not
fundraise at the event,

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the guidelines for most of
the money are geared to-
ward urban settings.
Commission Chairman
Smokey Parrish welcomed
Nelson to "our piece of
paradise," and then read a
list of concerns compiled by
county commissioners.
On the wish list was
acquisition of dilapidated
Eastpoint waterfront prop-
erties for use by the com-
mercial fishermen, and a
quick resolution to FEMA's
review of the status of Al-
ligator Point's storm-dam-
aged roads.
Parrish told Nelson that
patching the stretch of road
had become, "a constant
battle for the taxpayers and
the board that is about to
bankrupt our road depart-

Carrabelle commercial
fisherman Jim Lycette
called Magnuson-Stevens
fishing regulations unfair,
and said they are killing the
commercial fishing indus-
"There needs to be a
requirement that the rule
makers consider science
offered by the private sec-
tor. We want to protect our
waters as much as Con-
gress does," he said.
Nelson responded that,
"the problem really be-
comes whose data is reli-
able. Every time I talk to
fishermen the data is anec-
dotal. I'm trying to help you
but you've got to give me
some data."
When Bert Ivey, direc-
tor of ElderCare Services
in the county asked Nelson

what he sees as the future of
funding, the senator replied
that funding for programs
for elders was the joint re-
sponsibility of federal and
state government.
"You need to confront
your state official about why
they have deserted these
programs," said Nelson,
Nelson went from Car-
rabelle to meetings with
seafood workers and local
officials at Lynn's Oyster
House in Eastpoint and fi-
nally at 13 Mile Seafood in
On the waterfront in
Apalachicola, Kevin Begos,
director of the Oyster and
Seafood Task Force, enu-
merated the problems fac-
ing the seafood industry
from high fuel costs, to Vib-
rio legislation that promis-

es to worsen the unemploy-
ment situation here, to the
need for crop insurance for
the oystering community.
Nelson vowed to support
commercial seafood work-
ers and said he favors a
plan proposed by the Food
and Drug Administration
to allow oystermen to begin
work at 5 a.m. when the bay
is cooler.
Later, Nelson accom-
panied by seafood workers
and commercial fishermen
as well as Begos, Dave Mc-
Clain of the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, Apalachicola
City Commissioner Frank
Cook and Parrish strolled
along the waterfront and
stopped by the shrimp boat
"B.J. Henry" for a lesson
on how shrimp nets are de-

Carrabelle Mayor Curley Messer and the city of
Carrabelle hosted Sen. Nelson's town hall meeting
Tuesday afternoon.

ROUX from page A4

Internet). He wrote, "I'm not at
all surprised they attacked your
cat and continued to recognize
her and attack her for quite
some time they are much
smarter than most people think.
We are pretty sure that "our"
mockingbirds remember us
from year to year. Also, we are
sure they can recognize other
individuals who threaten their
nests, including crows, cats...
and even cars."

As to the avian
communication, he kind of
burst my bubble. "I doubt,
however, that mockingbirds
would somehow communicate
to blackbirds that your cat was
a special threat. Perhaps the
blackbirds simply heard the
mockingbirds scolding your
cat, paid attention, and learned
through direct observation that
your cat was a threat to the
mockingbirds and, hence, would

be a threat to them."
I guess I have to agree.
There doesn't seem to be any
love lost between mockingbirds
and blackbirds. However, I still
think there may be something
to the birds talking among
themselves. One afternoon, I
watched a lone blackbird at the
bird feeder. He filled up and
flew away. Within minutes, the
yard was filled with blackbirds,
elbowing their way to the

I'm coming to respect the
intelligence of birds more and
more. We had an African parrot
for awhile who despised me, but
nuzzled other members of the
family. I know of parrot owners
who are convinced that the
birds know more than they are
saying. In their reptilian brains,
they simply don't want to talk
to us in a meaningful way. Can't
blame them. They get three

squares, but still live in a cage.
Mrs. B's paranoia continues
to this day. She absolutely
freaks when a bird is nearby.
She complains loudly and hides.
I suspect she has learned her

Denise Roux is a regular
columnist for the Apalachicola
and Carrabelle Times. 'lb reach
her email her at rouxwhit@

based on 335 responses
from leaders and profes-
sional advisers in the indus-
try. It follows the December
survey, which showed that
confidence in real estate
markets had sunk to their
lowest levels since the sur-
vey began in July 2006.
Retail is worse off than
any other real estate sector
right now simply because
consumers are buying less,
Becker said. "With peo-
ple uncomfortable about
whether they're going to
have a job, they obviously
are spending less money
than they did in the past,"
he said.
Job losses mean the of-
fice rental market is not
doing well either as own-
ers try to fill newly vacated
space, he said.
Apartment occupancy
also is falling, with confi-
dence declining even more
in the most recent survey,
Becker said. "In talking to

people, it appears as their
houses are foreclosing,
they're not necessarily go-
ing into rental apartments,
they've moving in with fam-
ily or friends in the short
term," he said.
Single-family hous-
ing prices are expected
to continue to drop, espe-
cially in areas with a glut
of foreclosures, Becker
said. Because banks want
to get these properties off
their books as they hit the
market, housing prices are
likely to fall as these prop-
erties are sold, he said.
"In the short term, I
think we will have more
downward pressure on
prices, particularly in plac-
es where foreclosures have
been pretty high," he said.
The most notably hard hit
area in the state is Lee
County in southwest Flori-
da, with places such as Mi-
ami and even Jacksonville
hurting to some extent, he

The combination of low
prices and interest rates
has boosted the number
of houses being sold, par-
ticularly in some areas, he
New construction is
competing unusually well
against foreclosed homes,
Becker said. With lower
interest rates and con-
struction costs, builders

are starting to make new
homes more affordable,
creating an attractive op-
tion for would-be buyers,
he said.
"With the number of dis-
tressed houses on the mar-
ket, you would think that
buyers would typically lean
toward those because they
would be cheaper," he said.
"But in many cases fore-
closed homes have been

sitting on the market for
long periods of time not be-
ing maintained and people
aren't willing to invest the
money it takes to fix them
back up."
Builders are building
smaller homes with cheap-
er construction costs be-
cause that is what people
want, Becker said.
"I think in general

people are downsizing ev-
erything they do," he said.
"They don't need the big-
gest house they did before,
they don't need the biggest
car they did before and
they aren't buying as much
as they did before."
Cathy Keen is a writer
for the University of Florida
News Desk. You can reach
her at ckeen~ufl.edu


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people's ability to secure
heating or other assis-
"Nine times out of 10,
when I ask them what
the problem is, they say
'I haven't gotten my food
stamps,"' Carroll said.
"Most of them do not have
transportation and most do
not have a phone."
Carroll said she has run
up hundreds of dollars of
bills on her personal cell
phone trying to handle
communications between
applicants and DCE. "I
know these clients down
here are hurting really
bad," she said.

F00d stomp need in
COUnty growing
Cook told the coalition
communication and pro-
cessing delays are a state-
wide problem because of a
growing number of calls for
help. The call center in Jack-
sonville receives 1.5 million
calls a week, he noted.
Because federal statute
require that applications
must be screened and pro-
cessed by state employees
who conduct the intake
interviews, the DCF is lim-
ited in its ability to bring in
outside staff as well as in
state budgetary pressures,
he said.
"We're trying to modern-
ize the phone system to a
greater extent than we do,"
he said "But we requested

(of the Legislature) 388
people, and we didn't get a
He said applications for
DCF services are up 48 per-
cent in the past 12 months,
with the greatest pressure
on the Medicaid program.
"Medicaid is really at a
higher level increase than
food stamps statewide,"
Cook said.
indicates there were 1,125
Franklin County food stamp
clients in April, a nearly 12
percent increase over one
year ago. About $1.21 mil-
lion in food stamps were is-
sued in the county in 2008,
with $1.46 million projected
to be issued this year.
Medicaid recipients in
the county rose in April to
1,333, about 8 percent more
than one year ago, while
Temporary Assistance to
Needy Families (TANF) re-
cipients rose to 65, about 6.5
percent more than one year
In all, recipients in the
county for all DCF pro-
grams last month was at
1,753, about 7.7 percent
more than one year ago.
"We have just in this re-
gion, and in Circuit 2, large
percentage of those who we
think are potentially eligi-
ble, that we need to reach,"
Cook said. "We have people
out there who are hurting."
Data from Circuit 2,
which includes Gadsden,
Leon, Jefferson, Liberty

"Even if I can't get her,
we will do something," he
said. "We will make it hap-
pen sooner rather than
later. We've got to take care
of the county. I think we can
do something fairly quickly

Growing pressure on
the food pantry
Clarice Powell, active
with the food pantry, said
the pantry has been seeing
up to 475 families for the
twice a month food offer-
ings, and that costs for the
program continue to rise as
demand increases.
"We're seeing people
we've never seen before,"
she said.
May 20 was the first day
for a newly-instituted soup
kitchen at Trinity Episco-
pal Church, with Bedford
playing piano for those who
came by.
County Commissioner
Pinki Jackel said she would
like to see an effort through-
out the county to "destigi-
matize food stamps" and
encourage those who need
the help to apply for it.
Facing a 30 increase in
the cost of food, which ran
$65,000 for the last fiscal
year, the food pantry plans
to increase its request to the
county and city commission
for help next year. Last year
the county gave the pantry
$15,000, with Apalachicola

kicking in $3,500, and Apala-
chicola Mayor Van Johnson
heading up an appeal for
private funds that netted
The United Way also
gave $4,000 to the pantry
last year, with the rest com-
ing from private donations.
Powell said one anonymous
visitor from outside the
county recently donated
$5,000 to the food pantry to
support its mission.
The Carrabelle food pan-
try program, now adminis-
tered through the non-profit
Carrabelle Cares, has also
received a subsidy from the
city of Carrabelle, but it too
is supported mainly by pri-
vate donations.
Jackel reassured the co-
alition that she would not
support a cutback in county
subsidy to the food pantry
program for the upcoming
fiscal year budget.
In addition to discussing
food issues, the coalition
discussed a number of new
programs, available through
Catholic Charities of North-
west Florida and the Big
Bend Homeless Coalition,
for housing assistance.
But Carroll said in terms
of energy assistance, her
annual allocations are al-
ready tapped out. She said
both her $17,000 allocation
to help people with light
bills, and her $35,000 alloca-
tion to help with home en-
ergy, were expended in just
five months.

Medicaid I'~irricolets i~n the county
TOse in April to 1,333, about

8 percent more th~an o~ne year ~g~o,
zechile Te~mp)orary lAss istace~c to NeedIY
Families (TMNF) redoipent
TOse to 65, about 6.5 percent more
than o~ne year agfo.

Wakulla and Franklin coun-
ties, shows 53 percent of the
eligible population in Frank-
lin County is not receiving
food stamps.

Solution to come

'sooner r te

In terms of the time it
takes to process food stamp
applications, Cook said the
statewide average is over
20 days, with Franklin at
29 days, second in Circuit 2
only to Wakulla's 30-day av-
"We have 6,000 cases a
day backlog in Circuit 2,"
Cook said.
He said the depart-
ment has been using fed-
eral stimulus money to hire
part-time people, as well as
overlapping priorities with
existing staff, to maximize
"In 60 days, we'll have
our backlog down to zero,"
he said. "This keeps me

awake at night. People need
it now."
Cook said the depart-
ment would be willing to in-
stall a high-speed commu-
nication line, and Franklin's
Promise Coalition members
said a place could be found
for it, to outfit a local office
capable of handling com-
munications with the state.
But, he said, problems
arise in bringing existing
DCF staffers into the coun-
ty, as it costs $100 in mileage
per day for someone to com-
mute, and they can realisti-
cally only do five hours of
work per day given the time
required for travel.
Cook said he has been in
talks with a retired worker
from the department, a for-
mer supervisor at the Port
St. Joe office, who might
be willing to come back to
work in the county. If so,
that would eliminate the
need to hire a new staffer,
who would have to complete
12 weeks of training before
they could start processing

resents among the highest percent-
ages over the last seven years.
In math, 79 percent of the third
graders were at 3 or above, 4 percent-
age points better than last year, and
the district's best performance in the
last seven years.
The improvement in the district's
numbers in math came largely as a
result of the test performance of the
ABC Schools' 44 third graders, with
93 percent of them scoring a 3 or bet-
This is 16 percentage points better
than last year, and the best showing
among third graders in math since
the school opened in 2001. In addition,
no students at the ABC School were
in the 1 category, which is for student
who appear to be performing at least
one year behind grade level.
"We're very pleased with the math
scores. We put more emphasis on
math and science this year than we
have in the past and we're hoping
that the scores would show that,"
said ABC School Principal Don Hun-
gerford. "This is a direct reflection of
spending more time and that always
makes you feel good."
The percentage of the 63 third
graders at the consolidated school
who scored a 3 or better in the math
portion dropped this year, from 74 to
68 percent. This marked the second
year of declines after 92 percent of
third graders at Brown, Carrabelle
and Chapman scored 3 or better in
In reading, third graders at the
consolidated school posted a 19-point
dropoff, from 87 to 68 percent spring
3 or better. At the ABC Schol the
percentage of third graders scoring
3 or better in reading remained the
same as last year, 77 percent, and just
1 percentage point better than it was
in 2007.
"We have been putting the empha-
sis on reading for the last three years
and that seems to have become fairly
solid," Hungerford said.
He noted that 16 percent of the

school's students had scored 1s, a
higher percentage than last year,
while the percentage of 4s and 5s had
both improved, likely due to previous
3s moving up into areas of better test
"I wished there were not as many
1s in our reading," he said. "We knew
we had some children who are really
struggling and I would suspect some
of them would end up with ESE."
Most troubling in the consolidated
school's reading scores was an in-
crease in the number of 1s, from just
3 percent last year to 27 percent this
year. The number of 4s and 5s also
declined, with a boost in the number
of 3s.
In math, the number of 1s at
Franklin County Elementary also
increased over last year, from 3 to 16
percent, although there was also an
increase among students scoring 4s
and 5s.

Marks urges patience
Superintendent Nina Marks said
she planned to do a thorough analy-
sis as to what had led to the decline in
scores at the consolidated school.
"The scores were not as strong as
we hoped they would be. I don't know
what the reason is," she said. "The
charter school at this point in time
their scores are reflecting higher suc-
cess. As the district overall, we are all
in the business of trying to close that
achievement gap.
"We have reading coaches in
place and there has been intensive
participating on the part of the read-
ing coaches," Marks said. "So I think
we're going to have to go back to the
table and study what's effective and
what's not. Our programs need to
have some studies done on them and
find out where we are."
Marks said state officials, who
have been working closely with the
faculty this year as part of a correc-
tional plan, cautioned local educators
that the scores could be problematic.

"They told us out front that it
would take two years to revise the
programs and better address the
needs of the children," she said. "We
will be able to score some differences
when scores come out a year from
now. We've been told that this year
will probably not be as good as we
wanted it to be but next year we'll see
quite a bit of difference. It just takes
"It's a matter of a lot of profes-
sional development taking place this
year and over the summer, in terms
of response to intervention and new
assessments," Marks said. "There
are a lot of things going on to up-
date our teachers and bring them on
board and for student achievements
to rise."
Marks said she felt strongly that
emphasis must be placed on serving
the needs of the highest performing
students throughout the system.
"There's been so much emphasis
in the last few years placed on the
lower quartile and not much empha-
sis placed on kids on the opposite end
of the spectrum," she said. "Thatjust
lowers expectations. We need to be
striving to raise the bar and finding
ways to do such. I think all children
need to be addressed."
Marks said she believed the re-
sults were not due to consolidation of
the three elementary schools, which
she said has enabled the district to
improve its ability to zero in on those
with learning difficulties.
"I don't think there's a problem
with consolidation," she said. "You
get the best of the best and they can
work on increasing the educational
experiences of the students. We've
identified more students who need
special help than before. We're more
on top of that now than we've ever
"That's why we have the Medic-
aid health aides, to address children
who need more assistance," Marks
said. "More and more we're working
towards that team effort."

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PHOTOS BY NKCK TOMECEK | Florida Freedom Newspapers
Downing at the spring jamboree.

At left, the Seahawks' James Winfield is brought down near the goal line against Rocky Bayou Christian's Adam
At right, the Seahawks' Dalin Modican hands the ball off against Rocky Bayou Christian.

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

running back Gary Larson
crashed through the heart
of the Knights' defense for
a 6-yard touchdown. Lane
ended the night with 143
yards rushing including
a 73-yard run in the third
quarter as Franklin
County piled up 284 yards
of offense
"DJ's hard running
set the tone for the entire
game," said Wright.
As it turned out, the
ease to which the Se-
ahawks pushed through
the Knights' defense on the
initial possession would
prove to be a recurring
theme as Franklin County
scored on each of its first
three possessions to take a

20-uenn hac me'kale
Turrell, who will be a soph-
omore next year, added an
11-yard rushing score and
rising senior Arron Prince
scored a 32-yard receiving
The other two team
captains, rising junior Ca-
den Barber and rising se-
nior Chase Richards had
productive blocks and sev-
eral tackles respectively.
Rising rsophomoreleCd%

tackler for the Seahawks.
"Rocky Bayou has a
class program and staff,
and it was a great experi-
ence for our football team,"
said Wright. "We were
afraid that we may have
tried to put too much of
the offense in during these
spring workouts, but with
the leadership of the start-
ing quarterback and team
captain Dalin Modican, a
rising junior, we were able
to execute the majority of
Our stuff.
"Participating was tre-
mendous but there's a lot
of room for improvement.
A lot of things they're do-
ing they are learning for
the first time," said the
Topping Wright's agen-
da for the summer is to

It doesn't go in the
record books, but it's in-
grained on the hearts of
Seahawks fans, as Franklin
County won its first spring
jamboree game last week,
easily rolling over Rocky
Bayou Christian 28-0.
Played at the Des-
tin Middle School, the
first three quarters were
played by varsity players
from both sides, with the
benches appearing in the
fourth quarter.
"For the kids this was
big said coach Josh
Wright. "It let them know
they are capable of being
successful. It's not the all-
tell measuring stick but
it does give you an idea
where you are at.
"We were extremely
pleased with the both the
effort and execution of
our Seahawks," he said. "I
could not have planned a
better outcome than this,
as it gives the team both
the confidence and the
mojo they need going into
the summer workout pro-

graomm the opening pos-
session, the size and speed
among the 38 Seahawk
players who dressed for
the game appeared to be
too much to handle for
Rocky Bayou, a new pro-
gram now entering its sec-
ond year. As consolidated
program, the Seahawks
are going into their third
season and remain win-
"They were very well
prepared," said John
Reaves, coach of the Rocky
Bayou Knights.
Franklin County needed
only six plays all runs -
to march 70 yards into the
end zone for the game's
first score.
After an 18-yard jaunt
by rising senior running
back and team captain DJ
Lane, fellow rising senior



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Honored at Friday's high school sports banquet
were seniors Kevin Beasley, at left, for being most
valuable defensive and overall player, and Gene
Anderson, for most valuable offensive player. Also
receiving recognition for the 2008-09 season were
Steven Babb, Caden Barber, C.J. Barnes, Shannon
Beasley, Dale Butler, Erix Carranza, Masan Crosby,
Chyler Duncan, Chris Granger, Matthew Hernandez,
Tayler Hires, Ricky Johnson, Adam Joseph, D.J.
Lane, Jared Mock, Dalin Modican, Dustin Putnal,
Chase Richards, Colton Sheridan, Russell Simmons,
Marquez Williams, James Winfield and Bobby
Wintons. "Even though we didn't have a good year
with wins, we did have a good year in a lot of other
aspects," said coach Jimmy Johnson. "Even though
we went through the school of hard knocks, they
dintcomp ain."

bring the players in Mon-
day, June 15 to the weight
room, and begin a three-
day-a-week workout sched-
ule for the summer.
Held on Monday, Tues-
days and Thursday eve-
nings, from 6 to 8 p.m.,
the sessions will focus on
weight and agility training,
and are designed to ac-
commodate players' sum-
mer work schedules.
"Constant competition,

I think they have that vi-
sion now," Wright said, not-
ing that weight and agility
training will lead to three
7-on-7 games over the



Seahawks win first spring jamboree







At Saturday evening's middle school sports banquet
at the high school cafetorium, Ally Millender, left,
was the lucky raffle winner of a Seahawks blanket.
On Friday night at the high school banquet, J.J.
Golden won the blanket raffle. The blankets sell for
the low price of $50, and make a great graduation
gift. If interested, call Boosters Club President Carla
Whitehead, shown holding the blanket at right, at
670-1 764.

SEA HAWKS from Dase A9

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Washer craze agitates St. George Islanders

On Memorial Day, over
80 St. George Islanders
met for the first ever is-
land Washer Tournament,
held at the home of Rich-
ard Saucer.
Washer toss is the new
craze sweeping the island
like a tropical storm. The
arena for the game is a pair
of wooden boxes joined by
a 120-foot length of rope.
Each box has three round
holes. Players attempt
to toss three-inch metal
washers into the hole in
one box while standing hal-
anced on the other.
The game is similar to
another craze, "Cornhol-
ing," sweeping the county,
which uses bean bags.
Both are similar to horse-
shoes, although washer
toss uses a more compli-
cated scoring system that
eveuneexperieone dfans had

flwingo beurt dest m y
Sixteen two-player
teams participated in the
island's double elimination
tournament, which lasted
all evening, about four-
and-a-half hours, into the
First place was won by
Team Beavis and Butt-
head, Jim Kemp and
Richard Saucer. The team
won two rounds and was
then eliminated on round
three. With a dazzling dis-
play of skill, they came
from behind in their fourth
round and won six straight
matches to take the gold.
Team Bert and Ernie,
Newt Colston and Bob Gill,
took the silver medal.
The prize for best team
name went to Terry Kemp
and Karen Rudder for
Maytag and Whirlpool.
Other colorful monikers
included Nails and Stud,
Vegas Dogs and Bud's

He also said players who
did not practice with the
team this spring still have
an opportunity to play in
the fall, but qualifying will
be tough. "They still need to
do 20 summer workouts, and
there are not many workout
opportunities," said Wright.
"The changes that you'll
see with the guys that come
through the program will
be immense. They've never
had weight room, they've
never had agility condition-

ing. They are wide open and
they're learning and they're
listening," said the coach.
"That's another thing we
spent some time doing Fri-
day, actually analyzmng the
film and using it to get bet-
ter," Wright said. "For most
of them this is all brand new
to them and they're starting
to get it."
This story was assisted
by T~ravis Downey of the
Northwest Florida Daily

Champion Jim Kemp, who was also scorekeeper, demonstrates near
perfect form at the first ever washers tournament on St. George Island.
Note the gingerly-lifted rear leg.

The 11th annual St.
George Island Sizzler SK
run will take place Satur-
day, June 27 on St. George
The one mile FuLn Run
starts at 7 p.m. and the Sk
race, expected to draw a re-
cord field, starts at 7:30 p.m.
This is a Gulf Winds Track
Club Grand Prix event that
will benefit the Franklin

County Humane Society.
Race day registration
begins at 5 p.m. on West 1st
Street. Fees are $20, which
includes a single t shirt or
$15 no shirt. A post race par-
ty and awards presentation
is held at Harry A's.
For more information
contact IEilmer by email
hobsonefairpoint.net or call
(850) 509-2191 or 670-8306.

Richard Saucer hosted the tournament
and prepared barbequed tenderloin for
the crowd. He and his teammate were
tournament champions. Can there be a

Eighty-nine year-old Phil
Vitale was among the top
competitors at Monday's

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Helping kids stay safe: Kids and Cops Day carries on tradition


State IraLnc~h canip~uses, and late~ dlean
at Georl~ela Soluther~n Po:ly\tec~hnic Uni-

o! andc muscle p~h! siolog, andt as such
tltake a keen~l Interest~t inl Stlratl's nia3th
ancl d cietncet progress~'e j ithrn the tw\o
mee~t~ tregular~ly~todsllc~uss her~ac~ademic
..That's \\hi! I'm1 allial's dlelightedl
\\ thn ki~ds doC wetll In1 scilenlCe, andt dec~ide
oln a rfeso I).ltdl in1 a scin~ltikiC 6eldl." he

T(:l meett a~nother~ reqculirement oft the
pr'ogram. Street l hasd donelt cocmmunitY
sen~c~e at .-l(' sIn1 s~tponllt, p~ili ng
up, the tel~lephone andc organizing: pa-
pei,'tork,. as she absorbsl~ more of \r hat
it takes to suc~ceedl in the w\orkaday\

Can~rroll sanlutedl all the- mentors w\ho
are parit of the program. and the other-
studetnts \\hol thr\ ivorkI ulth Merntor~s
included Baba')1Ra -Babs" Bailer. \\'10
.ork~ls w\ith Junior Katlr Branna11n; Jerry ?
Butter~-eldl. \rho mrntorsa Juniors \Ces.
le! Bellell andl Jo! Casrrino:: Denise H\'il-
liams.\wlia mentorss enior.4~neelaOcha-
la; Suzanne Zimmerman, w~ho mentors
w\ithi treshmnan Sammni C'oulter; Dr Lois
C'atlin. \\-ho mentorsd senior C'heldsa Sol-
dlerholm andl treshman Tiffani Sc~hmidt;
Jludl\' T\'inJtel: \\ho mentors treshman
L\'nldsel' nehaffel': Georg~e Oehlert,
-\hol m ntors9 fresh'ma n C'hanc~e Butfk~in:
LaterJ~ne Smith. \\h10 also mentors So-
dlerholm: andt the Re\ Dalidl Ha~lker,
w\hol mentoro sopholmolre Shaquille Ray
a ndlfreshmalRn Ja \ on li n6eldl
Ne\\llll rtcr~uitedl mentors inc~ludle
Mliss\ C~umb~le. Karl. Lester: Klis and~
Kellie T5:lmes. Rocsa Tollit-er: Dolor~esi
Croomandm Roll Fcn lurcko
--I ca~n not tell !ou ho\\ much I app,~re-
da~te all theset mentors.'" saidl C'arroll
--The\ are wri! carin. \ery! profestsion-
al Th\ taket tol heart \r hat they dol
As\ upICominlllg grad~uates.(~. Ochala and
Soder~holl m werle bolth salutedl for their
work, and ealch Cl plesenlted a gitt to their
Carro~~lll saidl there are~ nowr IT Take~
Stock; In C'hildlren scholarshipso at the
high school. wi~th four scholarsohips to
b~e givetn olut next spring
T(:l participateat in the program, either
by tundilne a full or' parltiall scholllldlahip,
or~ bI, \colunteIerinJ,. call1 Ca~rroll at 6 -

Rogrs hrailn PlerIsa an Ncol CosseuxNor palurel~di 1s Karlle

Abourl 10 emrbark orn
colleges fun-ded by
Ihelr Take Sliock In-
Gohldren- Sichojlarship
are Angela Ochoila
fror-l an-d Ch-eleaa
Soderh-olml rightl
Between- th-em Is the
programs' Coor~dinaor.r
Roy Corroll

g on 10 Ilhe Take SIc:k ln
ChI-ldren- scholarship program -

g3'randiuarher rhe Rev O H Walkir

L-'c.glnyn orn Ih lk Lcki
Children doTlledl hnre uar Hannah
Pruell left, and h-er mom S~hannon-

left, and
at right,
give kids
a chance
to see the
inside of
a Weems
at the
annual Kids
and Cops

Hundreds of Franklin
County schoolkids, from
kindergarten through fifth-
graders, got a chance ear-
lier this month to learn
about law enforcement
and the many allied orga-
nizations that support its
At the fifth annual Kids
and Cops Day, held May 1
in the large field and pavil-
ion behind the sheriff's of-
fice, upwards of 1,000 stu-
dents from Franklin Coun-
ty Elementary and the
Apalachicola Bay Charter
schools took part in the af-
fair, which ran up through
and including a lunch of
grilled hotdogs and ham-
"The purpose of the
event was to familiarize
our youth with the vari-
ous different types of law
enforcement, the various
agencies out there and how
they work together with
other community resourc-
es to protect and serve our
county," said Sgt. Ryan
Sandoval, coordinator of
the department's DARE
program and community
resources outreach.
Among the participating
agencies and departments
were the Florida Highway
Patrol, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, Florida Division
of Forestry, Florida De-

Tyler Howard handles a weapon, disarmed of course, being shown him by
Senior Airman Patrick Cady from Tyndall Air Force Base Security, at the annual
Kids and C ps Da .

apartment of Environmen-
tal Protection, Florida De-
partment of Corrections,
Florida Division of Alcohol-
ic Beverages and Tobacco,
Apalachicola and Carra-
belle police departments,
American Red Cross, Ty~n-
dall Air Force Base 325th
security division, county
health department, East-
point and Carrabelle vol-
unteer fire departments,
Bay County Sheriffs Office,
Leon County Sheriffs Of-
fice, and Weems Memorial
Hospital's ambulance and
affiliated LifeFlight heli-
copter service.

"The event is run off of
the money we raise, it's not
paid for with tax dollars,"
said Sandoval. "Most all
is volunteer work and the
food is usually donated."
After the schools kids
toured the various exhib-
its, they each got a chance
to win a raffle prize, which
included water-related
items, such as slip-and-
slides, pools and water
guns as well as baseball
bats, gloves and other sum-
mer recreation equipment.
The county health depart-
ment gave out bicycle hel-
mets as well.

The purpose of the Kids
and Cops Day, which was
begun in 2005 by former
Sheriff Mike Mock, is "to
teach kids, to give them
an idea of who we are and
what we do," said Sando-
val. "They see so many
different types of uniforms
and they're curious. It's to
let them know we're there.
"We thank everybody
who attended and appre-
ciate all the donations
and all the volunteer work
and are very thankful for
people in community who
participated in the event,"
he said.

I .. w
Franklin County second grader Madison Coulter, left,
gets a lesson in the perils of alcohol and tobacco
from Ralph Campbell, an enforcement officer with the
state's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco,
at Kids and Cops Day.



BUIUmus on HonE

Take Stock in Children signs up seven scholars

By David Adlerrlein
T1Im1-' C'IT\ I alt,,,

It \\as a b~ig 6rs't steI onI a Ilong Jou'-
ne.\ tor~ see~n promising !oung students
earl1tIer thIs month. \r hen the Tak~ Stock ~l
In C'hildre~n program signedl up seetn
ne\\ rtc~ip~ients
"\iYou'ret cing tol enjoyl signino this a
\\ hol Ilot mor~e than a molrtgage," joked ~c
Royl\ Ca~~rrll. \\ho colcrdlinates the c~oun-
t! program. as the children, andi their
parents readliedl to sign their ommit-
ment tol hit the b#:ooks har1d dluring hligh
school,1 stay' out of troubllle an1d serve the
community: all in exchance for the o>- I
opportunity~ to rec~ei\-e a full sc~holarship to
a cocmmunity college and olr fo-ur--ear
college or universit! In thr state
Signin on the dottedl line werre ABC
School eighth-g~atrade Nic~ole Caua-
seaux. 1'\onnr Mlitchell. Hannah Pru-
ett andi Seth Rogerso FRank~lin C'ount,\
eighth h graders~ C'heyenne Mlartin and
Karlir Tuc~ker~; andl FRank~lin C:ount,\
ninth grader C'hrstina Piter'itsas P~-
ter~its~a \\aRS able toI ber glllrant a Cho~l-
arship, that betcame availllabl after a
predocusi recipient decided to b,1pass
college andl o dlircctl Into w'crk; as a
cor~rectiolnal officers
Accocmpan\ying~c CausseauxLI itas her
mlm. Mihchelle Hick~s. Martin her~ par~-
ents. Teres~a A-nn Mlartin andi Henry
Martin: Mlitchell her graLndlparents the
Re\ OH andl Shirley! Halker: Paterit-
sas her mom Callie Nichols. Pruett her
mom Shannon Pruett; and Rogers his
momII1 E\-ena Rlogers
;IAmolnJ the st udents alreadyv on board t
w\ith tak~e Stockcl are soplhomore AIshle.1'
Stre\el. of~ Eastpoint. \hol star~ted ith
the pr'ogram as an eighth gradler
Stre\el. 110\\asc a.3 (Ccompan91ied b.1'
her aunt Lindla MlcQuagge, saidl she
plans to pursue a ar~~eer as an LPN Ili-
crnsedt pra'C~tilC3 nurse8 --I \\'an1t toI ber a
pediatrician b~ut don't k~nowr if I wa~nt to
go to c~ollege fr eig~ iht !vears." she sail.
--But I am eoing to college I'11 start off
at Gult Coast Community College and
male On to a major' Collleget .
Across the table at ther May' 12 b~an-
quet. cate~red by! C'her.11 Creektl's cull-
nary~ arts studernts In the catetorium.
sat St~r\avel's mentor: Dr~ John Sink. wr ho
holds 1 dloctorate in biochemistry and
is former chancellor of one of the Penn

A fresh look at hi storic preservation

Local architect Willoughby Marshall, left, signs a
copy of his book entitled "Apalachicola: Economic
Development through Historic Preservation" for Frank
Cook. On May 16, Downtown Books in Apalachicola
hosted a book signing for the second edition of the
book which details the results of a study done during
1974-75. "I believe this is a good time to reissue ',
it," said Marshall. "It wasn't pertinent when it was
first published. The city wasn't ready. I think enough ,i5
people are ready now. This is a guide. It won't solve
all of our problems. We need to watch. We need to
make sure everything we do is a plus for the city."


Wandering Star quilters donate charity quilt
Every year the ladies
of the Lanark Village Wan-
de ig aSt h Qul lrup

made y hp~~~th~e gru to e
donated to a local organi- : .
zation to be used by that or-
ganization to raise money. 1 1 Li E nFy l
This year the ladies voted
to donate their "Char-
ity Quilt" to Camp Gordon ..o
Johnson. Last Thursday
the ladies met at Chal- .
lis Hall in Lanark Village
and presented the quilt to
Linda Minichiello, holding
the Quilt on the left, rep-
resenting Camp Gordon
Johnson. The name of this in Blue." The quilt can be location at the new City in Carrabelle. Tickets can
years quilt is "Rhapsody seen at the museum's new Complex on Gray Avenue also be purchased here.

Carrabelle to host World No Tobacco Day event
The Carrabelle Boys
and Girls Club of the Big
Bend, in partnership with
the city of Carrabelle and S o
Franklin County Health
Department, invites ev- t e t r h
eryone to the "World No a g& B
Tobacco Day Event," to ai t r
be held on Saturday, May
30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
Ca~rhi ee CitCompletxo Warn Rg S
the public, and there will sao glv s
be free food, entertain- E wa s
ment, games and tobac- taes
co prevention materials
provided to all attend- c
ee.lease contact Cherry i I;2L
Rankin for more infor-
mation about this event
at 850-519-5370.

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he can begin his treatment. Please call if you are able
to help.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more details or visit
the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State
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B2 | The Times



PuncH BowLs

Andrew Butler
graduates from NYU
Andrew Radford Butler graduated
from New York University Tisch School
of the Arts on Wednesday, May 13, with a
bachelor of fine arts in Drama.
Andrew was named a University
Scholar by maintaining a cumulative
grade point average of 3.5 or higher,
completing four years of study with a
cumulative 3.83.
He was awarded the drama depart-
ment's Artist and Scholar Award and
Outstanding Achievement in Studio
Award for his work in the Experimental
Theater Wing and was recognized for
his community outreach with the found-
ing of The Glass Company, an arts and
activism organization.
Andrew is the son of David and Eu-
genia Butler and grandson of Joe W

Cubie alnd Betty Hicks
to mark anniversary
Cubie and Betty Hicks will celebrate
their 35th wedding anniversary on
Saturday, May 30.
They were married May 30, 1974, at the
home of Cubie's mother, Alma Hicks, in
Wausau. His brother, Rev. Corbin Hicks,
performed the ceremony with many
family members and friends present.
She is the former Betty Jean Kemp,
a retired secretary and bookkeeper, and
the daughter of Audrey Moses and the
late Gene Kemp. She attended school in
Apalachicola and lived there in the past
with her children, Lisa and David A.
He is retired from the Panama City
paper mill. They make their home in
Panama City.

J0006 Riley born
Miranda Riley, of Carrabelle, and Mi-
chael Lane, of Waco, Ga., would like to an-
nounce the birth of their beautiful son,
Jacob Hunter Riley.
Born Monday, May 11, 2009, at Gulf
Coast Medical Center in Panama City, he
weighed 6 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 20 inches.
His proud maternal grandparents
are Royce and Lisa Riley, and an uncle,
Thomas Riley, of Carrabelle. Proud pater-
nal grandparents are Robert and Peggy
Lane, of Waco, GA.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Thomas Lee and Suzanne Brannan, of
Carrabelle. Maternal great-great-grand-
ma is Merle Brannan, of Carrabelle.



author tells

story of love

and redemption

From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
May 30, Downtown Books wel-
comes the community to meet
Carrabelle author Cindy Neel, au-
thor of "The Potter's Wife: A Story
of Second Chances."
Devastated by the sudden
death of her husband, Mandy
Bowls is sleepwalking through life
until a new neighbor intervenes.
With Grace's aid, Mandy begins
to heal only to be dealt another
crushing blow.
The ensuing story of grief, heal-
ing, deception, and the power of
love, all set against the backdrop
of a pottery shop on Florida's Gulf
Coast, is certain to appeal to fans
of Connie May Fowler and Anita
Copies of "The Potter's Wife"
will be available for purchase and
signing by the author.
Neel and her husband of 29
years live in Carrabelle. Her com-
passion has informed her life's
ministry, helping the homeless
and feeding the hungry. She is
Gulf State Community Bank's hu-
man resource officer.
Downtown Books is at 67 Com-
merce Street in Apalachicola,
across from the Post Office. For
more information, or to reserve
your copy of "The Potter's Wife,"
call the bookstore at 653-1290.

Anniversary, Birth and GRADUATION




Graduation June 4

There will be lots of pomp and
circumstance at Franklin County
High School on Thursday evening,
June 4, with the third graduation
ever at the consolidated school.
W~A This year the commencement
will be held in the gymnasium
Beginning at 7:30 p.m.
CHEREE The featured speaker will be
Army 2nd Lt. Derek Brown, a 2005
WHIDDONApalachicola High School grad
who last weekend became the first
county resident to graduate from
West Pomnt in 65 years.
Named as co-valedictorians
are Zachary Bryce Ward and
Paula Cheree Whiddon. Both
have received full scholarships to
Florida A & M University,
ZACHARYwhere both plan to study
WACARD pharmacy.
WARD Named as salutatorian is Angela
Rae Ochala, who plans to go on to
Tallahassee Community College to
study nursing.
The public is invited to attend
the high school's awards day on
Friday, May 29, in the cafetorium
beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The baccalaureate service will
be held Sunday, May 31 at the
HNGEL Fastpoint Church of God at
OCHALA 3p.m.

il0WOr0 Tfo 1051 h00Ing 010

A $100 reward is being offered for a red
hearing aid with clear plastic insert.
The aid was lost at Vrooman Park on ballfield
number #2 on Tuesday, May 12. If you can
help, call Beth Moseley at 670-8246.

The United Methodist Churches

SOf Franklin County Welcome You

First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday

75 5" St. Apalach cuol a65393 h nmacalach@gtcom.net
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Tuesday each month-7 p.m.
102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle -697-3672
Pastor: Julie Stephens
East point United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Prayer 9:15 a.m. Waffles & Wisdom 11:15 a.m.
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) -670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
19000 a~. Felwhi our
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635 www.sgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola

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

St. Patrick Catholic Church
Ave."C" 6thSt. Apalachicola, FL 32329
(850) 653-9453 Email: stpatcath@gtcom.net


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Iva Eugenia Daniels
Dearinger joined her
husband, Emory Alton
Dearinger, in Heaven on
Monday, April 20, 2009.
She was a devoted
daughter, sister, aunt, wife,
and mother, selflessly
ensuring that all of the
needs of the family were DA
forever met. Her gentleDE
spirit touched everyone she
knew, and served as an example and
role model for those that loved her.
Born Feb. 9, 1924, Iva was
predeceased by her parents, William
Franklin Daniels and Bonnie Mae
Melton Daniels; sister, Joyce Pauline
Daniels Smith; brothers-in-law;
Rupert Smith, Willard Langley,
Ellis Varnes, Newton Howard, and

Iva Dearinger
Starke Nixon; sisters-in
law, Elizabeth Brown
Daniels, lona Smith
.Daniels, Bernice Rivers
Nixon, Beatrice Rivers
Howard, and Annie Juanita
Dearinger Varnes; and
nephews, Eugene Nixon,
Billy Wayne Daniels,
EG George Langley, Curtis
NGR Bentley, Charles Howard,
Henry Howard, J.R.
Howard, and Earl Howard.
Her beloved husband, Emory,
entered Heaven, Jan. 3, 2004, a
separation during which she never
stopped loving or longing for him.
She is survived by her sister,
Laurene Daniels Langley, two
brothers, Roy David Daniels and
Steve Daniels, and one brother-in-

law, Leroy Dearinger.
She leaves behind two children,
Elizabeth Alice Dearinger Starling
(Alton) and Linda Jean Dearinger
Brannan Hooks (Roy) and
grandchildren and greats: Alton
Starling, Jr. (Joretta) Kelsey and
Megan; Scott Starling (Jennifer)
and Kenzie; Jeffrey Starling (Olivia),
Kirby and Timothy; Stan Brannan,
Jr. (Teresa), Samantha, Levi,
Bailey and Brooke; Tara Brannan
Lovel (Ben) Margo and Katie; and
many other family members and
friends who will miss her dearly and
treasure her memory forever.
Iva was a devout Christian
who always looked to God for her
strength and guidance. She was
a spiritual being having a human

J.W. Hannan
was well-known
in Franklin
County for his
Sunday night
"Ol' J.W." oldies
broadcast on
Oyster Radio.
He was
Preceded in
HAEIIAEIdeath by his
HANNANwife of 49 years,

Felton R.
"John" Gay Sr., 65,
of Apalachicola,
passed from this
life on May 20, 1
John was born
Jan. 31, 1944,
in Washington
County to the G
late Jule and
Sarah Gay. He
was a loving husband,
father, grandfather, and
Survivors include his
wife of 46 years, Betty
Gay of Apalachicola;
and his five children,
Felton R. "Rudy" Gay Jr.,
Patricia "Patty" Martina
and husband, Kevin, all
ofApalachicola, Donnie
Gay and wife, Marci, of
Eastpoint, Danny Gay and
wife, Crystal, and Dennis
Gay and wife, Jessica, all of
He is also survived
by brothers, Robert Gay
and wife, Audrey, of Port
St. Joe, Donnie Gay and
wife, Sue, and Billy Gay
and wife, Serita, all of
Apalachicola, and Tommy
Gay and wife, Lisa, of
Dalkieth; and sisters,
Clara Sapp and husband,
Thomas, Vergie Andrews
and husband, Grover, and
Lorine Glass and husband,
Hulon, all of Apalachicola.

also include 11
Jody, Johnathon,
Tyler, Kayle,
Taylor, Emily,
SJuliana, Hailey,
Matthew, Stanley,
and Molly;
,yand two great-
Chance and
Flmeral services were
held Saturday, May 23,
at 2 p.m. at the First
Assembly of God Church
in Apalachicola with the
Rev. Bonny Ison officiating.
Burial followed at Magnolia
Cemetery in Apalachicola.
Pallbearers for the
service were Chris Jones,
Ricky Jones, Steven Gay,
Victor Rowland, Samuel
Andrews, Tommy Ward,
Scooter Braswell and
Randy Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers
will be Phil Dunaway, Gene
Huckeba, Buddy Rowland,
Junior Cooper and Ronnie
The family received
friends on Friday evening,
May 22, 2009, at the
Expressions of
sympathy may be
submitted and viewed
at our Web site www.

John Ward
"Ol' J.W." Hannan
passed away
Tuesday, May 26,
2009, at 12:47 a.m.
in Tallahassee
Hospital after a
brief illness.
John was
born in Boston,

Esther Stanton
Hannan. He is survived by
a daughter, Laurel Hannan
Newman, of Carrabelle,
three grandchildren,
Jessica Cline Thrasher, of
Pembroke Pines; Valerie
Cline Welch, of Spring
Lake, NC; and John Cline,
Jr., of Lawrenceville'
GA; and eight great-
Memorial service is
planned; time and location
to be announced. In lieu
of flowers, donations
to the Camp Gordon
Johnston building fund are

Haken StevenS
are pending for a memorial
,r Haken Stevens, 30, of
:ola, who died early Saturday
May 23, 2009.

on Dec. 19, 1922, and was
raised in the West End.
He entered the military
service in 1941, joining
the United States Marine
Corps, and served in
the Pacific theater. His
proudest moment in the
Corps was his participation
in the victory of Iwo Jima.
During civilian life,
he pursued a variety of
work, including several
years with the City of
Miami Police Department,
followed by many years
with Miami radio stations.
Most recently, he

service fo



In loving MEMORY

Margaret V. Jackson
May 17, 1930 April l9, 2009
My sweet Aunt Margaret, we never
know what day the Lord is going to call us
home. In life we loved each other dearly,
just as we will do in death. It broke my
haart to loseeyou uut you didn't go alone for
par of me wn i y
The day our Lord called you home,
although I cannot see you anymore, I feel
you in my heart.
Our family chain is broken, but our Lord
calls us one-by-one and we will be together
again some sweet day.
God Bless
Charles and Mary Lou Kind
Blanch Caldwell and Family

Helen M. Russell
My sweet Aunt Helen. There is not a
day goes by I don't think of you. The special
times we had together. The love we had
for each other. The living things we did for
each other. My memories I have of you are
very special to me.
You will always have a place in my heart
and someday I hope to see you again face-
to-face in Heaven with our Lord. For the
best for us is yet to come some sweet day.
So until then, God Bless you.
Charles and Mary Lou King
Sister Blanch O. Caldwell and family

Franklin County second grade
The Franklin County Schools' Second Grade would like to
thank all of our sponsors that donated items and money for our
field trips. These are the people who have won the donation items:
Putt-N-Fl~ss donated 10 free golfs and ice creams, won by
Jessica Rudd, April Dalton, Sherry O'Neal, Linda Newell, Virginia
Messer, John Harris, Dawn Ivanova, Alvovo Lopez, Robby
Boatenreiter and Andre Mathis Palace Day Spa, a free basic
pedicure won by Lori Cameror; Hog Wild Bar-B-Q, two ribeye
dinners, won by Sarah Broker; Hometown BP two free dinners,
won by Andrea Waller; Tammy's Day Spa and Hairspray, $25, won
by Maggie May; Big Top Grocery, $25, won by Josephine Sapp;
Al's at The Beach Caf6, four $20 certificates, won by Heather
Malkey, Carolyn Smith, Keith Millender and Angelica Carranza;
Dolores' Sweet Shoppe, lunch for two, won by Betty Peterson;
Subway, free sandwich tray, won by William Davis; and El Jalisco,
$20, won by Mindy Kelley.
Also contributing were the Best Western, which gave $101;
Forgotten Coast TV; Barbara Sanders Law Firm; Owl Caf6; The
Cut Hair Salon; Liberty Land Development and BJ's Pizza
Thank you very much for all of your help!
Second Grade Teachers at FCS

Terrell Cain Family
The Cain family would like to thank everyone during our time
of loss and sorrow after the passing of our father and husband,
Terrell Jimmy Cain. Thanks for the prayers, food, flowers, cards,
and everyone who came by to visit. Also a special thanks to
Fellowship Baptist Church and Kelley's Flineral Home. Please
keep us in your prayers.
God Bless all,
The Cain Family

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Law Enforcement

The Times | B5

der caught as by-catch
aboard a shrimp boat is
50 pounds. The officers
issued two citations and
seized the product. The
flounder was sold to the
highest bidder.
Shuster and Officers
Shon Brower and Chase
Yarborough were on wa-
ter patrol aboard the off-
shore vessel Orion. At
approximately 2:30 p.m.
the officers boarded a
recreational dive boat
in federal waters, where
they found red snapper
out of season and under-
sized red grouper. A cita-
tion was issued.
Lieutenants Jason
Marlow and Shuster, and
Officer Brower were on
water patrol aboard the
offshore vessel Orion. At
approximately 2:30 p.m.
a commercial vessel was
boarded in federal wa-

ters with four persons
on board. The officers
interviewed the captain
and crew to find out if the
vessel was fishing as a
charter vessel, as a com-
mercial vessel, or as a
recreational vessel. The
captain and crew insisted
that they were on a ree-
reational fishing trip with
friends even though they
did not know each other's
names. A fisheries in-
spection revealed that
they were over-the-bag
limit of red grouper. A
federal citation was is-
Shuster and Officers
John Allen and Charles
Higman were on water
patrol aboard the off-
shore vessel Orion. At
approximately 11:50
a.m. a shrimp boat was
boarded in federal wa-
ters to conduct a fisher-

ies inspection. A war-
rant check on the crew
revealed one subject to
have an active warrant.
The subject was arrested
and transported toshore
where he was turned over
to the sheriff's office.
At approximately 4 p.m.
the officers boarded an-
other vessel where they
discovered 28 undersize
black sea bass in the live
well. A citation was is-
Lieutenants Scott
Pearce and Shuster and
Officer Charles Hig-
man were on water pa-
trol aboard the offshore
vessel Orion. At approxi-
mately 1 p.m. a commer-
cial vessel was boarded
in federal waters. A fish-
eries inspection revealed
that the captain was us-
ing vermillion snapper as
bait and did not have the

required turtle release
gear on board. A federal
citation was issued. At
approximately 2 p.m. an-
other commercial ves-
sel was boarded. The
captain did not have the
required turtle release
gear on board. The cap-
tain had been previously
warned about the turtle
release gear and a feder-
al citation was issued.
Officer Steven Cook
along with investigators
conducted a detail target-
ing the illegal harvest of
oysters from leased wa-
ter bottom. Cook made
contact with four har-
vesters who were actively
engaged in the harvest of
oysters. After confirming
that the harvesters did
not have permission to
harvest from the leased
bottom, the officers se-
cured information to sub-

mit to the State's Attor-
ney for pending charges.
Lt. Charlie Wood and
Officer Steven Cook re-
sponded to a commercial
oyster vessel just north
of Little St. George Is-
land that was unable to
return to port due to high
winds and rough sea con-
ditions. While attempting
to leave the oyster bar,
the commercial vessel
took several waves over
the bow. At that point, the
harvesters made contact
with the sheriff's office,
which then relayed the
information to the FWC
Once arriving on
scene, the commercial
vessel was anchored
and the two harvesters
were retrieved from the
vessel and transported
back to the mainland un-

The following report is
provided by the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office.
Arrests are made by of-
ficers from the following
city, county, and state law
enforcement agencies:
Apalachicola (APD), Car-
rabelle (CPD), Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP),
Franklin County Sheriff's
Office (FCSO), Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC),
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP), Florida Division
of Insurance Fraud (DIF)
and Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services (FLDOACS).
All defendants are con-
sidered innocent until
proven guilty in a court of

Arthur L. Hutchinson,
32, Monticello, failure to
appear (APD)
Marco Francisco, 21,
Apalachicola, burglary
of an occupied structure

Marvin H. Garrett, Jr.,
18, Eastpoint, DUI, refusal

ands voaion o phba ieosn
Matthew Pitts, 24, Pan-
ama City, violation of pro-

bation (FCSO)
David E Daniels, 24,
Carrabelle, no valid driv-
ers license and possession
of less than 20 grams of
cannabis (CPD)
Arthur E Perry, 49, La-
nark Village, disorderly
intoxication, battery on a
law enforcement office and
resisting officer with vio-
lence (CPD)

Preston W. Hurd, 31,
Apalachicola, failure to ap-
pear and withholding child
support (FCSO)
May 23
George M. Gilbert, 35,
Apalachicola, domestic
battery (APD)

May 24
Robert C. Segree, 30,
Eastpoint, boating under
the influence (FWC)

May 25
David W. Kirkland,
41, Tallahassee, battery

tol' cutiato v dofarid9 n

while license suspended or
revoked (FDOACS)

May 26
Fred W. Bradford, 29,
Panacea, sale of a con-
trolled substance (FCSO)

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Don Lively General Contractors

Plumbing New Construction Roofing
Pressure Washing Additions *Vinyl Siding
I Painting and More No Job Too Small


P.O. Box 439
Carrabelle, FL 32322
697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603

18 Shadow Lane
Apalac 1,6aF5L3213220
Cell: (850) 653-7654

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) will
be accepting applica-
tions from June 1 to 30
for hunters to be includ-
ed in a random drawing
for quota permits to
hunt on wildlife manage-
ment areas (WMAs) next
On many WMAs, quota
permits are required for
hunters wishing to hunt
during specified periods
of the general gun season
as well as for other hunts,
including the archery and
muzzle-loading gun sea-
sons. Quota permits are
also required for hunts
involving airboats, track
vehicles, youths, families
Major changes begin-
ning this year to the quota
program make quota hunt
permits nontransferable,
including permits for
hunts specifically for mo-
bility-impaired persons.
This change is to help
ensure a fairer distribu-
tion of permits among
In addition, the FWC
established a guest per-

mit so quota permit hold-
ers can take someone
hunting with them, if the
guest applies under the
quota permit holder's
customer ID number.
Worksheets are avail-
able under "Limited En-
try Hunts" at www.My-
FWC.com/hunting They
also will be available from
county tax collectors' of-
fices, license agents and
FWC regional offices.
To apply, take a work-
sheet to any license
agent or tax collector's
office or apply online at
from 10 a.m. Monday,
June 1 through midnight
Tuesday, June 30.
Worksheets for recre-

aai aleu atww FW .
com/hunting The FWC
will issue recreational use
permits on a first-come,
first-served basis from
10 a.m. Thursday, June 4
through March 31, 2010.
Visit www.MyFWC.
com/hunting and select
"Limited Entry Hunts"
for more information on
how to apply for permits,
application periods and

New Homes
R.R. 0067644

Ph. 850-927-3628
Mobile 850-425-8620
Licensed & Insured

Fish and W~ildlife REPORT

FWC officers stav

busy policing
flilhing VOSSelS

From May 15-21, offi-
cers with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's Division of
Law Enforcement were
busy with out-of-season,
undersized and over-the-
bag limit fish.
Lt. Rama Shuster and
Officers Chris Jones and
John Allen were on wa-
ter patrol aboard the off-
shore patrol vessel Orion,
when a shrimp boat was
observed entering East
Pass. The officers board-
ed the vessel to conduct
fishery and gear inspec-
tions, and found an under-
size cobia and 189 pounds
of flounder in the hold.
The legal limit of floun-

Sheriff's REPORT


Applications open Monday

fOr quota hunt permits


to get your
ad in

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By David Adlerstein bud any possible racial George Oehlert reached
Times City Editor confrontation, Sheriff out to high school stu-
Skip Shiver and Franklin dents May 14 to make
Trying to nip in the County School Principal sure there was no mis-

BOar Of COulty Commissioners
Frankhin County, Florida

Full Cost of Solid Waste Management
Fiscal Year 2007/08


Find more local coverage

at g zy GChtimes.com.


Dog Island Conservation District

The Dog Island Conservation District ("District")
is soliciting technical bids and cost proposals for a
limited, regularly scheduled passenger-only ferry
service between Carrabelle and Dog Island. Bid is
for a 1 year term, with option by the District to extend
the contract for a second year.

A copy of the Request for Proposals can be obtained
on or after May 29, 2009 by calling (850) 681-

6894, by email request to staff@hswmr.com, or by
mail request to 3111-20 Mahan Drive, PMB l24,
Tallahassee, FL 32308. Proposals must be received
no later than 5:00 PM on June 19, 2009.

In accordance with the requirements of ES. 403.7049 and 62.708
EA.C., the Board of County Commissioners is advising all users of
solid waste management services in Franklin County of the above
information concerning the full cost of service. All work papers and
source documents used mn calculating this information are on file and
available for public inspection during normal business hours.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Thursday, May 28
Wandering Star Quiltmng
Club. Chillas Hall Lanark Vil-
lage. 1 to 3 p.m. Call Chnistine
Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and Information
Specials at the Franklin County
Senior Center in Carrabelle.
Noon. $3 suggested donation.
Call 697-3760
Friday, May 29
Franklin County Tax Certifi-
cate Sale will be held at 9 a.m. in
the Grand Jury meeting room on
the third floor of the courthouse
in Apalachicola. For more info,
call 653-9323.
Franklin County High
School Awards Day, at the con-
solidated school, beginning at
9:30 a.m. Family and friends in-
vited. For more information, call

The new Carrabelle Histor
Museum, at l06 B Street, SE (Old
City Hall) will be open from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about
local history. For more info, call
Tamara Allen at the Carrabelle
Historical Society 697-2141.
Saturday May 30
The new Carrabelle His-
tory Museum, at 106 B Street,
mE Old City tHall) will beopen
will be open all Fridays and Sat-
urdays in June as well. For more
info contact Tamara Allen at 697-
Sunday, May 31
Franklin County High
School baccalaureate cer-
emony at Eastpoint Church of
God at 3 p.m. For more info, call

Monda% June I
Bingo at the Franklin County
Senior Center in Carrabelle.
Early bird at 6 p.m., regular
bingo at 7 p.m. Cards begin at $4.
Call 697-3760.
GED classes are offered at
the Franklin County School from
3 to 6 p.m. every week in Building
1100, Room 1105. Call 670-2800.
TUeSday, June 2
Franklin County Commis-
slon will meet at 9 a.m. at the
courthouse annex in Apalachic-
ola. For more info, call 653-8861
ext. 100.
Apalachicola City Commis-
sion will meet at 6 p.m. at City
Hall in Battery Park. For more
info, call 653-8715.
Franklin County School

Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the
new Willie Speed School Board
Room at 85 School Road, the for-
mer Brown Elementary School
Media Center. For more info, call
Carrabelle Lighthouse As-
sociation will meet at 5:30 p.m.
at the Carrabelle branch of the
Fra klin Cout Libray Fo
nor info, al 7-5555ry.r
mo erkf st at the Franklin
County Senior Center in Carra-
belle. Coffee at 7:30 a.m., meal
at 8 a.m. $2 suggested donation.
Call 697-3760.
Bingo 7p.m. St. GeorgelIsland
Fire Dept. $1 / card. Proceeds go
to St. George Island Civic Club.
Call 927-4654.
Wednesday, June 3
GED classes are offered at

the Franklin County School from
3 to 6 p.m. every week in Building
1100, Room 1105. Call 670-2800.
Th rday Jun 4
Franklin County High
School graduation exercises at
7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. For
more info, call 670-2800.
Carrabelle City Commission
will meet at 6 p.m. at the munici-
pal complex, 1005 Gray Avenue,
Carrabelle. For more info, call
Wandering Star Quilting
Club. Chillas Hall Lanark Vil-
lage. 1 to 3 p.m. Call Chnistine
Hinton 697-2551.
Community Luncheon and
Information Specials at the
Franklin County Senior Center
in Carrabelle. Noon. $3 donation.
Call 697-3760.

Apalachicola library plans
summer reading club
At the Apalachicola Municipal
Library, it's going to be a magi-
cal summer!
A Summer Reading Club at
the library will be held for young
people completing Kindergarten
through fifth grades. Beginning
Tuesday, June 23, the club will
meet on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.,
through Thursday, July 23.
Join the magic of trucks,
tiaras, space, America, wiz-
ards, ecology and more. Prizes,
snacks, crafts and loads of fun
are at your library! Plus grand
prizes for summer reading in-
clude backpacks.

temporary Access Road at the
Apalachicola Regional Airport
as county-maintained roads at
their May 19 meeting.

How can the Chamber
serve you.
How can the Apalachicola
Bay Chamber of Commerce bet-
ter serve you? Is there some-
thing that the Chamber can do
better to help your business? Is
there something you would like
to see added or changed on the
Web site, at the visitors' center
or in the visitors' guide?
If you have suggestions call
653-9419 or email Director Anita
Grove at anita a apalachicolabay.

educational talks on living with
sea turtles.
The question and answer
sessions will be held at the Jay
Abbott Firehouse on East
Pine Drive every Wednes-
day, beginning June 3, at 2 p.m.
during the months of June and

Library seeks volunteers
The Apalachicola Municipal
Library is in urgent need of new
volunteers. Hours can be three
hours weekly at a regular time
or on an as-needed basis.
If interested, please speak to
library staff, or give your name to
the new librarian, Caty Greene.
For more details. call 653-8436.

understanding regarding
school and county poli-
The 20-minute assem-
bly came in the wake of
a fighting incident that
originated in a confronta-
tion in a physical educa-
tion class but later broke
down along racial lines.
"The fight was not
originally motivated (by
race) but it could be per-
ceived that way," said
Oehlert. "There was that
The fight led to several
suspensions, although
the victim, who required
medical attention, was
not suspended. "The vic-
tim did not get any con-
sequence because even
if he said something, that
wasn't a reason to attack
him at school," said Oe-
"Other people involved
in the initial attack and

subsequent involvement
all got suspension."
At the assembly, Oe-
hlert addressed policy
from the school's point of
view, while Shiver dealt
with it from the county's
viewpoint, when students
are off-campus, and not
under the auspices of a
school activity.
"Professionally speak-
ing, I'm not overly con-
cerned with what they do
when they're off-campus
but I'm a extremely con-
cerned with what goes on
Drug use, fighting, we
have a code of conduct
and this kind of behav-
ior will not be tolerated,"
said the principal. "We're
trying to be tough, fair
and consistent."
Superintendent Nina
Marks supported the de-
cision to deal with the
problem head on.

"What we did, basi-
cally, is we got the two
groups together, princi-
pal and sheriff, to have a
discussion with the stu-
dents so everybody was
on the same page and had
the same understand-
ings of what to expect if
anything like that should
happen again or if any-
thing should come about
related to it," she said.
"It was their posi-
tive way to address it so
students could ask ques-
tions and gain a better
understanding of what
our expectations are on
campus," Marks said.
"The school system and
the sheriff's department
are working together to
make everything come
out on the positive side
rather than the negative.
To offset any kind of po-
tential problem from that
point on."

Total Cost FY 07/08*



407,488 1,




N/A (1)
680,354 (2)


Disposal 1,680,354
Recycling 1,680,354
Total: $1,906,911

Collection: (1)

Disposal: (2)
Residential $
Non-Residential $



Per HH/Year
Per Cu. Yd. Disposed

Per HH/Year
Per Ton Recycled

Recycling: (3)

$ 25.26
$ 79.94

1. Collection in the unincorporated area is performed outside the
control of Franklin County.
2. Disposal costs includes the costs of all classes of waste delivered
to the Solid Waste Facility.
3. In addition to the unincorporated area, recycling services are pro-
vided to Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, Lanark Village and
St. George Island.
4. Offsetting grant monies and materials revenues affected the per
unit costs as follows:

Disposal :
Residential $ 163.35 Per HH/Year
Non-Residential $ 4.85 Per Cu. Yd.

$ 13.20 Per HH/Year
$ 41.77 Per Ton

B6 I The Times


Buses made available
for emergency service
At the May 19 meeting,
county commissioners unani-
mously approved an Interlo-
cal Agreement with the School
Board that will make school
buses and drivers available to
the county in the event on an
County Planner Alan Pierce
said Emergency Management
Director Pam Brownell worked
out the details of the agreement.

C0Unty accepts new roads
The county commission voted
unanimously to accept the new
Airport Access Road and the

FUMIS to bear-proof
your Dumpster
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conversation Commission is of-
fering financial assistance to
business owners to bear-proof
their Dumpsters. I~mds are
available until May 31.
Call Maria Williams at 265-
3677 for more information.

Sea turtle talks
he in June 3
With turtle nesting sea-
son upon us, once again, Sea
Turtles at Risk Inc. and the St.
George Island Volunteer Tur-
tlers will present a series of

Sheriff, principal address students after fight


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AKER, husband and wife;


Case No. 09-000023-

Notice Is hereby given that
pursuant to a final judg-
ment entered In the above
enildcauses In he Crur p

Foiacnd wir sela p e pr p
"Land ):uae InFak

Commentce tatn paSt. Joe

concrete monument mark-
Ing the Southwest Corner
of Section 17, Township 7
South, Range 4 West,
Franklin County, Florida;
thence run North 00 de-
grees 51 minutes 39 sec-
onds East 3158.95 feet;
thence North 88 degrees
42 minutes 06 seconds
East 495.83 feet; thence
North 01 degrees 17 mn-
utes 54 seconds West
15.00 feet to a point lying
on the Northerly right of
way of West Road; thence
run along said right of way
as follows: North 88 de-
grees 42 minutes 06 sec-
onds East 1263.11 feet to
a concrete monument:
thence continue North 88
degrees 42 minutes 06
seconds East 208.05 feet
to a rod and cap for the
thence from said POINT
88 degrees 42 minutes 06
seconds East 208.06 feet
to a round concrete monu-
ment; thence leaving said
right of way run North 01
degrees 12 minutes 37
seconds West 209.40 feet
to a round concrete monu-
ment; thence South 88 de-
onedessWst 20.3fe 91 a
round concrete monu-
ment; thence South 01 de-
grees 13 minutes 54 sec-
onds East 209.14 feet to
2. All structures or build-
Ings now or hereafter lo-
cated upon the Land or
any part thereof, Including
all equipment, apparatus.
machinery and fixtures of
every kind and nature
whatsoever forming part of
said structures or buildings
(the "I improvements ) ;
3. All fixtures, fittings, ap-
pliances, apparatus,
equipment, machinery and
articles of p rsonae pro -

thherreofe now or at an tnte
tached to, placed upon, or

neton mtnh th c nm lt
a d com ot a l th e nI r

ments on the Land
(coll ctiv ly, the
"Clatera" ).

at public sale, to the high-
fs bidder foor c hhon te
Countye70urthouse, 3n
MarketF 3tet Aplc l

11:00 A.M. on the 4th day
of June, 2009.

Ber Mchel ta eld
Deputy Clerk
May 21, 28, 2009



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the high school's Beta Club flank sponsor Elinor

gave the invocation, followed by a brief history of
the Beta Club from vice president Cecillia James.
The Beta Song, given in prose, was recited by
Kendyll Hardy, also a current member, followed
by the ceremony.
Simmons lit a candle representing Light
Purity and Faith. Candlelighting followed with
James lighting one representing Fellowship and
Cooperation; secretary Joy Carrino, lighting
one for Truth, Constancy and Fidelity; treasurer
Katie Brannon, lighting one representing
Dignity, Restraint and Seriousness; and Salyer
representing the membership and Davis
representing the inductees.
Tomilee Dowden administered the pledge for
the new inductees.
Current Beta Club members also include
seniors Miranda Banks, Brandi Benton, Jami
Daniels, Erica Davis, Khrystal Davis, Jami
Giametta, Charles Goggins, Patricia Golden,
Alana Hutchins, Parrish Johnson, Andre'
McQueen, Paige Moses, Angela Ochala, Tevin
Ray, Chelsea Soderholm, Desiree Trest, Zachary
Ward, Cheree' Whiddon, Katrisha Williams,
and Whitley Wilson; and juniors Mone't Moron,
Tina Laughton, Shelby Nowling, Natalie Shiver,
Heather Kemper, Garry Larsen and Tydron

BETA G.UB INDUCTION: Newly inducted members of
Mount-Simmons following the May 19 ceremony.

By David Ad erstein
Times City Editor

In a moving program May 19 in the Franklin
County High School cafetorium, 17 high school
students were inducted into the Beta Club, an
honor service society dedicated to fostering
achievement, leadership and character.
Sponsor Elinor Mount-Simmons said
students must have a 3.0 grade point average
and be recommended by their teachers for
their demonstrated leadership, character and
academic capabilities.
New inductees included sophomores Caden
Barber, Tiffany Carroll, Cody Daniels, Jessica
Galloway, Jimmy Goggins, Lakota Humble,
Nicholas Koch, Maggie Langston, Nai' Kycia
Mitchell, Ashley Moseley, Isabel Pateritsas,
Samantha Pouncey, Hannah Schooley and
Shelby Shiver; and juniors Adrienne Chambers,
Maranda Coatney, and Damien Davis.
With the theme "Let Us Lead By Serving
Others," the induction ceremony opened with
a welcome and the Pledge of Allegiance led
by Russell Simmons, the current Beta Club
Derek Salyer, a current Beta Club member,

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