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The Apalachicola times ( May 2, 2013 )

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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
Apalachicola Fla
Creation Date: May 2, 2013
Publication Date: 05-02-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Apalachicola (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Franklin County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola

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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 15, no. 14 (July 14, 1900).

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Preceded by: Apalachicola tribune
Preceded by: Apalachicola herald

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00100380/00200

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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
Apalachicola Fla
Creation Date: May 2, 2013
Publication Date: 05-02-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Apalachicola (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Franklin County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola

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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 15, no. 14 (July 14, 1900).

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 32911693
lccn - sn 95026907
System ID: UF00100380:00219

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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50¢ WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com They couldn’t have asked for better weather, and a motlier crew of swashbucklers and wearers of marine detritus to bring it alive. The 23rd annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival last weekend was about the smoothest in memory, with both sides of Marine Street lined with vendors of everything from freshbaked goods to hand-crafted primitive knives, a kids area to teach the art and fun of being a “Pirate of the Carrabellian,” and strolling bands of “ ash mob” actorbuccaneers to bring out the excitement of living street theatre. Steve Allen, one of the chief organizers of the festival, which this year was under the auspices of Carrabelle Cares, was cheerful as he worked to oversee an energetic group of volunteers who helped make the event another relaxing success for visitors. Once again, highlighting the festival, free to all from Friday evening through late Saturday afternoon, was the festival’s Fishy Fashion Show at the Carrabelle Wharf pavilion, featuring the newest in coastal couture made from discarded trash and other detritus that besmirches the shoreline of the Carrabelle River. Show originator Joan Matey again provided a scintillating narration of not only the intricate fashion designs, made from everything from old nets to seashells, but also the many rules of how to treat nature’s beauty without marring it with trash. Her fellow show producer, Jan Neshat of Crawfordville, served as the last of the dozen models, appearing as Petula R. Pompano while piano accompanist Pirates attack Carrabelle City marks 23 years of celebrating its riverfront County backs employee pay raise By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com County commissioners last week took their rst, long look at what awaits them with the upcoming budget for the 2013-14 scal year and while they didn’t hammer out speci cs, they did appear to agree on one thing. County employees are deserving of a pay raise next year, and they would likely back some sort of increase. At the conclusion of a morninglong budget prehearing April 22, called by Chairman Cheryl Sanders to get an idea of what big-ticket capital expenditures may await them, the commissioners turned to the subject of employee raises. “I think they need one,” said Sanders, noting employees have not had raises or adjustments since 2006. “Do we want to give an adjustment or an outright raise? I do realize we’re going to have to do County jobless rate continues to fall By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.co m Franklin County saw another sizeable drop its unemployment rate for March, as it declined to the 5.4 percent level, sixth best in the state. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the county’s jobless rate in March 2013 dropped seventenths of 1 percent, from 6.1 to 5.4 percent. Thirty-three people moved off unemployment rolls, shrinking them from 322 to 289 people in search of work. The drop in joblessness occurred even as the workforce grew by 123 workers, from 5,238 to 5,361, which is larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,281 workers, and when the County readies for special election By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott’s of ce has mailed out more than 5,000 ballots to property owners on St. George Island and Alligator Point as her of ce prepares for a special election to determine whether to raise the fees for re protection. Carrie Johnson, a spokeswoman for the ofce, said that 3,474 ballots were mailed to residents of the island, while 1,790 went out to those in the Alligator Point/St. Teresa re district. She noted that each ballot represents a parcel, so that owners with multiple parcels would have received multiple ballots. Residents in these two By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m More than 150 years ago this month, the siege of Apalachicola was under way. From the beginning of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate military minds were focused on the strategic importance of the Apalachicola River which might have served as a super highway into the heart of Dixie. The federal Gulf Blockading Squadron arrived in June 1861. Confederate troops were withdrawn to the north away from the coast and within a month, Apalachicola was under Union control. Up the river, the rebels set up forti cations that involved obstructing the channel, placing pickets, and constructing heavy artillery batteries. The Yankee gunboat Port Royal was stationed to Apalachicola and its environs. It played cat-andmouse with blockade runners there and made a number of raids in the area. USS Port Royal, completed in 1862, was a double-ended steamboat belonging to the Union Navy, See PAY RAISE A5 See JOBLESS A5 See ELECTION A5 The Port Royal and the siege of Apalachicola See PORT ROYAL A11 “We got to get them up to a level where they can sustain their families. Some are working two or three jobs to keep their families going, I would like to consider a COLA that would automatically be plugged into the budget every year and it wouldn’t be a haggle and an upsetting time during the budget process. That’s what we really get hit on, what we give the county employees.” — Chairman Cheryl Sanders From the collection of the Historic Naval Ships Association The CSS Chattahoochee. Thursday, May 2, 2013 VOL. 128 ISSUE 1 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 Spring Ghost Walk Saturday The Apalachicola Area Historical Society will host the Chestnut Street Cemetery Ghost Walk this Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Ancestors of local folks come alive on this special weekend to tell the tales of their fascinating lives. Admission $5 at the cemetery entrance. Proceeds are for cemetery preservation efforts. For information call 6539419. Ilse Newell season wraps up Sunday The Ilse Newell Series for the Performing Arts wraps up its 2012-13 season with its annual Concert in the Park, this Sunday, May 5 at Lafayette Park. The event will feature the Franklin County High School Band, under the direction of Karl Lester, and will begin at 4 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. Cinco de Mayo for library Sunday The Friends of the Library, and Joe and Charolette Bacher, invite everyone to enjoy a festive day for a good cause, this Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at Sometimes It’s Hotter, 112 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. Enjoy tacos, nachos, beverages, and used books, all at great prices. There will be a Chinese raf e, salsa tasteoff, music, fun and friends! Donations of books and auction items still being accepted. Proceeds support programs and needs at libraries in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. To help, email Anna Carmichael at anna. carmichael@yahoo.com. For information call 9275039. See PIRATES A12 ANN COWLES | The Times Jeff Ilardi as the Pirate King aboard the Governor Stone. Home sweet home, A2

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 Pr ogr ess Ener gy now has a new name: Duke Ener gy Y ou’ll see our new name and logo in your bills and other places soon. No other aspect of your service or account is changing. Although our name is changing, our commitment to you and the communities we serve r emains the same. So you can count on us for r eliable electricity – every time you ip the switch. Learn mor e at duke-ener gy .com/newname A n nou nc i n g a ne w n am e f o r P ro g re s s E n e r g y “' B ‹  C’ƒ A”•”v‡”’ Special to the Times The 21st annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour, sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church, is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola this Friday and Saturday, May 3 – 4. The featured house is the home of Ed and Candace Springer constructed of heart pine, situated behind a white picket fence and shaded by towering Magnolia trees. Built by Dave Maddox for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Flowers, it celebrates its 100th birthday this year. An example of Gulf Coast Two Story Greek Revival architecture, the large central halls on each oor are anked by equalsized, spacious rooms. Modern updates have made the residence more comfortable, but the house remains true to its original plan. Of special interest are a collection of Weller pottery and a restored 1962 Corvette. Pastel and oil paintings done by one of the current owners adorn the walls; and examples of pique assiette (a type of mosaic) abound both indoors and out. On Friday, May 3, the second annual preservation symposium precedes the tour day. This year’s focus will be on outdoor spaces and is titled “Public Places, Private Spaces: A Garden Symposium.” In conjunction with the tour, the all-day preservation symposium will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will focus on the variety of gardens in Apalachicola, ranging from private gardens to public spaces including the community garden and Chapman Botanical Gardens at the Orman House Historic State Park. Tickets for this special event are available at $75 which includes lecture, eld trip, luncheon and cocktail party. Adjunct events will include a plant swap and garden sale, and special garden-related shopping opportunities at our local downtown merchants. The Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday at, 5:30 p.m. provides the traditional opening for the home tour, to be followed by a reception. At 6:30 p.m. the Willoughby Marshall Lecture will be delivered by Audrey Post, a lifelong, advanced Master Gardener, and 30-year journalist. She is author and creator of the weekly gardening column, “Ms. Grow-It-All,” which appears in Tallahassee Magazine. Homes will be open on Saturday only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at $20. On Saturday, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinity’s parish hall at a cost of $12. A sealed-bid auction, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. will be a part of the tour day’s festivities. More than 100 items have so far been gathered, including a 10” handmade engraved Bowie knife, “Covenant with Noah” rainbow drop by Kristin Anderson, a1964 Vega SS-5 Folklore 5 string banjo, Captain Gill’s River Cruise and a Coombs House romantic weekend. For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at 653-9550, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419 or visit the tour website at apalchicolahistoric hometour.org. Springer home highlights Saturday’s home tour Top: The FlowersDalySpringer House at 36 Ninth Street is the 2013 featured house. Bottom Left: The Smith/Morton House at 190 Avenue B. Bottom Right: The Cypress House, on Bay City Road, was constructed by Don “Cairo” Ingram with woodworking help of late local craftsmen Bobby Siprell and Corky Richards. Ingram pioneered the use of river-reclaimed old growth cypress and heart pine.

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NO TICE OF A QU A CUL TURE LEA SE APPLICA TION NO TICE is hereby gi ven pur suant to S ection 253.70, Florida Statutes, that the Board of T rustees of the Internal Impro vement T rust F und has recei ved an application (No. 1 9-A Q-1 1 31) from: Andrew D. Arnold, of P O Bo x 1 090, Car rabelle, FL 32322, for the following acti vities: The performance of commercial oyster culti vation acti vities. The applicant is requesting appro val of a so vereignty submerged land aquaculture lease preempting 2.0 acres, more or less, of so vereignty submerged land in S ection 22, T ownship 8 S outh, R ange 6 W est, in St. George S ound, in the vicinity of Green P oint, near the town of Car rabelle, FL, in F ranklin County The parcel is not located within an aquatic preserve. A map and diagram identifying the location and limits of the proposed acti vities compan y this notice. An yone having an y questions or comments reg arding the proposed project should le them in writing with the Florida Di vision of Aquaculture, 1 203 Go vernor's Square Boulevard, Suite 50 1, Mail Station GS 47 T allahassee, Florida 3230 1, on or before 5:0 0 p.m. on the 25 th day of May 20 1 3. Law Enforcement The Times | A3 Thursday, May 2, 2013 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), Carrabelle Police Department (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. APRIL 22 Royce L. Johns III, 30, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Audra L. Murray, 44, Carrabelle, DUI, expired drivers license, possession of a controlled substance and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility (CPD) Curtis E. Nowling, 44, Eastpoint, DUI, DUI with property damage, two counts of driving while license suspended or revoked and leaving the scene of a crash with damage (FHP) APRIL 23 James M. Graham, 56, Apalachicola, reckless driving, resisting ofcer with violence and disorderly intoxication (APD) APRIL 24 Tina L. Kilgore, 37, violation of probation (FCSO) APRIL 25 Joel H. Parnell, 48, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO) James E. Williams, 35, Winter Garden, resisting ofcer with violence, and battery on a law enforcement ofcer (FWC) APRIL 26 Lance A. Flowers, 33, Apalachicola, two counts of domestic battery (FCSO) Tiffany L. Estes, 23, Eastpoint, perjury in an ofcial proceeding (FCSO) APRIL 27 Franchesco DeFranco, 46, Monticello, DUI (FCSO) Clarence D. Williams III, 37, Apalachicola, driving while license revoked habitual (APD) APRIL 28 Ofelio Ramirez, 39, Apalachicola, reckless driving (APD) Donovan B. Crum, 18, Carrabelle, eeing or eluding a law enforcement ofcer, reckless driving and racing on highway (FCSO) APRIL 29 Michael S. Langley, 27, Bristol, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sale, and possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Brandy M. Davis, 22, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Steven G. Kembro, 26, Apalachicola, corruption by threats against a public servant, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Lolley honored for service after wreck Special to The Times Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Scott Lolley, who grew up in Eastpoint and now serves as FHP homicide investiga tor for the six-county region, was honored April 24 at the 2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Commemora tion in Tallahassee. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi recognized Lolley with a spe cial presentation for his emo tional support, kindness and dedication to the Pierce fami ly of Tampa, who lost their 18year-old daughter Amanda in a March 8 fatal crash on I-10 in Jefferson County. Pierce died from inju ries suffered after she came upon a scene where trafc was stopped on Interstate 10 because of two prior car crashes. To avoid the stopped cars, Amanda swerved her 2001 Acura to the right, trav eled onto the shoulder and hit a tree, according to FHP. Amanda, who planned to en roll in Tallahassee Commu nity College after high school and study to be a special edu cation teacher, and a passen ger were headed to Tallahas see to visit Amandas sister. Lolley worked the case, and he went above and beyond when he dealt with the family, said Capt. Nancy Rasmussen, an FHP spokeswoman. Bondi said, Lolley, a preacher by trade, went to the house, prayed with them, consoled them and did a ne job explaining what happens with trafc homicide. Thank you Scotty for years of kind ness and your professional ism in all that you do. Special to the Times A fundraiser to increase the reward money for the Pamela Kinney case is going to be Friday, May 3 at the Apala chicola police station on U.S. 98, across from the Piggly Wiggly. Grilled chicken dinners, with baked beans and cole slaw, will be served for $6 at the fundraiser, which begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until all the dinners are sold. It is being hosted by the employees of the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. This event is sponsored by AJs, Tamaras Caf, Piggly Wiggly Deli, Apalachicola Ace Hardware, Tamaras Tapas Bar, Maxeys Bail Bonds, and the Gulfside IGA. All the money earned will go towards increasing the reward amount for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case, which dates back to summer 2005. Three weeks after 19-year-old Pa mela Kinney disappeared from a rel atives home in Apalachicola where she was staying, her remains were discovered in a wooded area off Tilton Road, west of Apalachicola, near one of the entrances to the Box-R Ranch. Autopsy results conrmed Kinney was murdered, but a motive for the killing has not been released. A year after Kinneys death, the re ward was increased to $10,000 and ear lier this year, that amount was doubled to $20,000, through a combined effort of Sheriff Mike Mock, the Florida De partment of Law Enforcement and CrimeStoppers. Were trying to draw some inter est, said Mock. What Im hoping is that somebody out there that has some information will help us in solving this case and to bring somebody to justice. Pamela Kinney deserves that, her fam ily deserves that. If somebody out there knows some thing, give us a call, he said. It may be something helpful to the case. Were looking for anything that can give us a new lead, or something we havent heard. Someone may know something. Its near and dear, Mock said. We need to bring somebody to justice. Its got to be done. If you have any information, call the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce at 670-8500. DAVID ADLERSTEIN Fundraiser to grow Kinney reward money A TTOR N E Y G E N ER A L S O FF I C E | Special to The Times Scotty Lolley is anked by Pam Bondi and Amanda Pierces father, Ronald Pierce.

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O PINION www.apalachtimes.com A Section By KENNETH MIRVIS Special to the Times From the perspective of Apalachicola and Franklin County, Boston must seem like such a big city. It isn’t. Last month, the world focused on one small neighborhood, Watertown and Franklin Street, a single, twoblock-long street with a sense of community, place, and pride that parallels that of Franklin County. I was in Franklin County and Apalachicola a few weeks ago starting research on a book I hope to write on the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint River system and the impacts of water ow and quality on the bay. When I returned home, I spent my days at the Watertown, Massachusetts of ce of my little one-person consulting rm, The Writing Company – that happens to be at the corner of Mount Auburn Street and Franklin Street. My of ce building became one of the iconic background images of the terrorists’ capture. A few words capture a lot of the experience of the moment: “sad,” “scary,” “senseless.” The one that seems most tting, however, is “surreal.” The horrors that Boston and Watertown experienced last week cannot really be happening, much less around me. Here’s how close it was: I have lived in the community for 35 years and have served the town on volunteer councils for about 10. I have known the police chief for a very long time; I don’t know how long; it feels like forever. One of the captains on the force is a good friend I have known since he was a kid. He also happens to be on the SWAT team. I was genuinely terri ed for him and his family. My next-door neighbor and backdoor neighbor are both re captains. My best friend lives on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, two blocks from the home of the bombers. My daughter’s college roommate lived even closer, less than one block away. As I watched the footage from the lm crews, I saw the Deluxe Town Diner where I often eat breakfast and Strip-T’s, the lunch joint where I take clients for home-cooked meals. Once the police learned that the suspect was in the boat on Franklin Street, they took off toward the scene, headed from two locations directly toward my of ce. I phoned my next-door neighbor to con rm my fears. The shooting, he told me calmly, had just ended and the police presence was growing. Until the end, I feared that this lunatic had a bomb strapped to his body and planned to go out in a nal ash of glory, taking as many innocents with him as he could. Rarely am I so grateful to be wrong! My family is ne. My home and of ce are ne. My friends are ne. My neighbors are ne. My heart breaks for the dead and injured. My heart aches that we must live an existence that shows us so much evil on such a regular basis. My communities, Watertown and Boston, are stronger than ever. I have been considering a move away from Boston to someplace closer to the Gulf of Mexico. Now I am not as certain. The strength and character of my community have revealed themselves in ways I never imagined. But Watertown and Boston are not unique. Franklin Street really is just like Franklin County: a small community with people who care deeply about each other and who rise to even the most dif cult challenges when forced. Horrors can happen any place at any time. Since we cannot prevent them, the strength of a community reveals itself in how we deal with them. Boston is not a big city any longer. It is a tiny street with remarkable people who love their neighbors and their home and who will go to the ends of the earth to help each other out when the need arises. Never before have I dreamed that Franklin County and Franklin Street could feel so much alike. Watertown Strong! Franklin Strong! Kenneth Mirvis owns The Writing Company (www. thewritingco.com ) in Watertown, Mass., and has been an environmental writer and educator for almost 35 years. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Apalachicola marked the community’s renewed commitment to its many green thumbs, as it gathered April 22 at the community garden to celebrate the fth anniversary of its Earth Day and Arbor Day combined event. “This is a gardening town, this is a green town,” said Jenny Billings, who has been instrumental in seeing to it that the community garden has become a phenomenal success. Currently there is a waiting list of interested parties, as 48 gardeners tend to 29 raised beds. “The state of our gardens is fabulous,” said Billings, as she listed the growing number of successful public gardening spots, including the newest one put in at the Holy Family Senior Center by University of Florida students on their spring break as part of the Arts in Medicine program. Billings also cited the work that volunteers John and Judy Rutz have done in gardening at Riverfront and Lafayette parks, and in the growth that has taken place at the Orman House and Chapman Botanical Gardens. She noted that the city’s tree committee, which comprises Geoff Hewell, Robin Vroegop, Bruce Hall, Caroline Weiler and Beth Wright, plans to plant a live oak this week at Battery Park, just as it did earlier this year next to the pavilion at the community gardens. “We’re taking care of business here, in honor of being a Tree City,” she said. In his remarks, Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson praised the community gardens, and the spirit that pervades the work going on there. “Sometimes I wish that I could harvest that support and the friendships that have blossomed and risen from this place just to apply them to every facet of our national, state, and local government not only to increase the awareness for us to become better stewards over our natural resources but to also create a spirit of collaboration throughout this great country,” he said. “At the very least, we should own our God-appointed responsibilities to be good stewards over these vital resources. Our failure to immediately recognize and act accordantly will continued the unnecessarily loss of life, and the massive destruction of both private property and public infrastructure brought on by the effects of global warming, climate change and the rise in sea level, all of which should give each of us cause for concern,” Johnson said. Johnson said the city “has stepped to the plate and is doing its part to protect, preserve and to take anyone to task who threatens our fragile ecosystem. Through a special attorney and over the weekend, your city government led a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Florida against BP and Halliburton for their role in the horrendous crime perpetrated against nature and against mankind through the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “As a nation and community of concerned citizens, we must be resolute in our efforts to guarantee that we leave to the next generation the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate a healthy and productive Mother Earth,” he said. The event closed with a reception featuring a variety of healthful foods, including many whose ingredients were grown in the garden. Page 4 Thursday, May 2, 2013 Special to the Times Students in C.J. Weyrich’s Middle and high school ESE class reached out to the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., after the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that took the lives of 26 people, 20 of them schoolchildren ages 6 and 7. “We were discussing it right after it happened, and they were real upset about it,” Weyrich said. “A lot of my kids were afraid to come to school.” Weyrich held a contest in her classroom to design a sympathy card, and Julie Diestelhorst’s work was chosen to represent the class, which also includes Grant Smith, Chance McLead, Curtis Gordie, Tyrell Green, Corey Boyce and Kody Pate. The students sent out their card right before the Christmas holiday, and soon after, received a postcard, above, from Jennifer C, a Newtown volunteer, thanking them for their reaching out with a caring voice. Goodwill donation can help the environment This year’s Earth Day served as an outstanding reminder that everyone can make an important difference for the environment through the simple act of donating gently used clothing or household items to Goodwill. Each year, donors help Goodwill prevent more than two billion pounds of usable goods from ending up in land lls. But the impact to the environment is only part of the story. Revenue raised from the sale of donated items at Goodwill stores funds job training programs, employment placement services and other vital programs in the community. People, as well as the planet, bene t. To show individuals how their donations truly impact their communities, Goodwill developed a Donation Impact Calculator ( donate.goodwill.org ). The calculator shows how your donation can help a person receiving services from Goodwill. For example, a donation of one working computer translates into 5.8 hours of a job search class that can help a person right in our community who may be unemployed and struggling to support his or her family. Goodwill encourages everyone to make one small green change in your life. Individual actions add up to global impact. Not only will you be helping those in your community who face challenges in nding employment, but you will also reduce waste in our land lls. To nd your nearest Goodwill donation site, go to www.goodwillbigbend.com Brooke Lochore Vice President of Public Relations blochore@goodwillbigbend.com REACHING OUT TO HURTING SOULS Letter to the EDITOR TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year — $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year — $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. Formerly The Apalachicola Times Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Community hung tough along embattled Franklin Street KENNETH MIRVIS Photo courtesy of Ken Mirvis A look at the scoreboard of Fenway Park, showing law enforcement along Franklin Street. Apalachicola celebrates Earth Day, Arbor Days PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Jenny Billings, right, and Mayor Van Johnson both spoke at the Earth Day celebration. The band Fishlips performed at the Earth Day celebration, consisting of, from left, Randy Mims (12-string guitar and autoharp), Tom Adams (ukulele and ute), Brooks Jones (banjo and double bass), Carole Harris (mandolin and guitar) and Neil Jones (bass and guitar).

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, May 2, 2013 areas are being asked, on the mail-in ballot, to decide whether the annual special assessment of their Mu nicipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) be increased from $50 to $95 per year. The MSBU money goes to fund re and rescue ser vices for all property within that unit. If approved, the increase would apply only to improved properties with a house, and there would be no increases on any other property within the district. The two elections are separate, so both could be approved, both defeated, or the results could be mixed. All results are due by the supervisor of elections of ce by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Johnson stressed that those taking part in the election do not have to be registered voters, but must be property owners in the respective districts. The L & A (logic and ac curacy) testing for this elec tion will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Su pervisor of Elections Ofce, 47 Avenue F, Apalachicola. If you have any ques tions or if you own property and did not receive a ballot, please contact the elections ofce at 653-9520 or email to icelliott@votefranklin.com. 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H o urs M o nd a y-F ri d a y 7:30-5:30 T he P arade of H omes is an annual e v ent f ea turing a collec tion of brand ne w homes built b y Ba y C ount y s nest builders T he homes span e v er y par t of Ba y C ount y and co v er a wide range of prices fr om highl y a or dable t o luxur y c ust om homes P r of essional Nurses A ssistanc e w/ A c tivities of Daily Living M edica tion A dministr a tion P h y sical T her ap y I n-House D oc t or V isits C our t eous T r ained S ta Nutr itious Home C ooked M eals A c tivities P r og r am Daily Housekeeping W ander Guar d S y st em Sunda y Chur ch S er vic e R espit e C ar e Hospic e S er vic es A nd M uch M or e . SE R VIC E S A V AILA B L E : *A lso ac c ept M edicaid & V A* W e T rea t Y ou Lik e F a mil y C all or V isit U s T oda y! 850-697-2886 L ocally O wned & Oper a t ed Spacious P r iv a t e & S emi-P r iv a t e R ooms something for our employees this year. She suggested the county con sider a plan to grant recurring cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), of perhaps 2 or 3 percent, each year to employees. We got to get them up to a level where they can sustain their fami lies. Some are working two or three jobs to keep their families going, Sanders said. I would like to con sider a COLA that would automati cally be plugged into the budget ev ery year and it wouldnt be a haggle and an upsetting time during the budget process. Thats what we really get hit on, what we give the county employees. Commissioner Noah Lockley backed Sanders plan, stressing that he believed regular pay in creases would stabilize the work force. The people need a raise, he said. If theyd have had one, we wouldnt have had all this cha os that we had. If we gave a raise every year and people increasing their salary, some of those people wouldnt put in for those jobs. They wouldnt want the headache. Commissioner William Massey also backed the idea of putting in a raise this year, and then some sort of annual COLA. Theres been no raise in seven years in the city of Carrabelle, said Massey, who works for that city and said he also moonlights with three other jobs to make ends meet. Id like to give them (county employees) a couple thousand dol lars and then next year plug in a COLA, he said. Commissioners Pinki Jackel and Smokey Parrish both voiced caution before committing their solid support for a proposal. Jackel said shed prefer rst to have a better idea of what next years revenue projections look like. Id hate for numbers to get there out in the public and not know about our abilities (to fund them), she said. Jackel also noted she saw a dis parity between the compensation packages of the 60 or so employees who work directly for the county commissioners, such as for the road department or parks and rec reation, and the other 140 or so who work for one of the constitutional ofcers. If we continue to increase them all, the disparity between the two groups will always remain the same, she said. At the request of Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson, the commission ers approved a motion unanimous ly to have the nance department draw up estimates of the cost of implementing a $1,200, $1,800 or a $2,000 raise, as well as a 2 and 3 per cent COLA in subsequent years. Alan Pierce, the countys direc tor of administrative services, pro vided a quick, ballpark estimate of the cost of increasing the pay of approximately 200 county employ ees. That would be $300,000 to a half-million dollars before you got done, he said. Were going to have to cut to make room for these, said Parrish. Sanders opened the hearing, which was held in the main court room, by outlining its purpose. Basically this is to nd out what you all departments need, over and beyond what your regular budget calls for, she said. Lets get a head start on it. Give us a broad range of what it is. I dont want the departments feeling pressured during budget cycles, Sanders said. I dont want anything to come up that we do not know about during the nal budget hearing. Id like to know beforehand and hopefully have a smoother bud get process. Sheriff Mike Mock opened the hearing, indicating the only areas where he saw possible large-ticket items could be with vehicles or im provements to the jail, a matter, he said of getting the building back to where it needs to be. Mock said problems with water and sewer had tripled the facilitys water bill a few weeks ago, and that estimates are that it will take about $60,000 in plumbing costs to x the aging xtures. Pierce said the Eastpoint Wa ter and Sewer District has asked the county to fund about $37,000 in costs for xing and maintaining the sewage pit the district owns but which is used entirely for the jail. The only other major expense is the roof, and we hope to come through it with FEMA money, said Pierce, noting the roong contrac tor who last worked on it is now out of business and so there is no cov erage under warranty. Mock said he expects that re tirements in the next several years may prompt some cost savings with personnel. There may be some I dont have to replace and we can double up, but I cant do that without jeop ardizing (public safety), he said. Law enforcement is the last area Id be cutting at. Johnson said she did not fore see a budget increase for the clerk of courts ofce, but noted that if the county doubles the bed tax, from 2 to 4 percent, or the county receives a big infusion of funds from the RE STORE Act, please keep in mind Im going to have to have someone else in my ofce to help with that. Probably fulltime during that pe riod, when the money is in place. Tax Collector Jimmy Harris said his ofce, and that of Property Appraiser Rhoda Skipper, will have to split the $8,400 annual cost of off site backup for their computer soft ware, but that otherwise he did not foresee any large expenses. Rita Preston, representing Skip per, said very preliminary estimates are that the countys tax base could drop between 3 and 5 percent next year. Rhonda is very frugal and she will do what she can to get (her) budget at the lowest possible, she said. Jackel said she foresaw the tax base reaching a low point next year and then gradually starting to improve. Hopefully we will bottom out next year, and it will be two to three years before we see an increase, she said. While several departments stepped forward to say they did not expect large increases in their capi tal needs, Fonda Davis, who directs solid waste, and Hubert Chipman, who is soon to retire as the head of the road department, each out lined some specic vehicle needs. Davis said he planned to look at the details of possible lease arrange ments when it comes to paying the large-ticket costs of funding a trackloader and compactor. Chip man said his department is looking at a new truck for transporting in mates, and a grass-cutting tractor. William Scott, the veterans ser vice ofcer, asked that the county consider an increase in compensa tion for his assistant, whose salary has remained constant since 2008. Hes a 29-hour employee, and he never works less than 30-35 hours a week, Scott said. Next week A look at the hospi tal and health department needs for next year. PAY RAISE from page A1 ELECTION from page A1 jobless rate was sharply higher, at 6.9 percent. Franklin Countys job less picture placed it just a few notches behind Monroe County, at 3.8 percent, with the states lowest unemploy ment rate. This was followed by Walton (4.3 percent), Oka loosa (4.8 percent), Alachua (5.1 percent) and St. Johns (5.3 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. Strong popula tion growth was also a con tributing factor. Franklin had the lowest unemployment rate in the tri-county Gulf Coast Work force region, which had a combined rate of 6.6 per cent in March 2013. This rate was down 1.2 percent age points from February 2013. Bay Countys jobless rate dropped from 7.9 to 6.6 percent, while Gulf Coun tys declined from 7.9 to 7.1 percent. The regions March 2013 rate was 1.6 percent age points lower than the regions year ago rate of 8.2 percent, 0.4 percentage point below the state rate of 7.0 percent, and a per centage point lower than the national rate of 7.6 per cent. Out of a labor force of 99,627, there were 6,549 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Unemployment usu ally dips during the spring in our region because thats when our local tour ism industry starts to get prepared for Spring Break and summer by hiring their seasonal workers. This months numbers are espe cially encouraging because in Bay County we have not seen unemployment rates this low since October 2008, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Floridas unemploy ment rate dipped to 7.5 per cent in March, the lowest level in since October 2008 and a sign that the states battered labor market con tinues to heal. The state gained 141,300 jobs during the past year, state of cials said Friday. Floridas month-to-month job growth has been positive for 20 of the last 21 months. JOBLESS from page A1 The people need a raise. If theyd have had one, we wouldnt have had all this chaos that we had. Commissioner Noah Lockley THE APALACHICOLA TIMES FIND US ON FACEBOOK @A palachTimesFO LL OW US ON T WI TT E R Read more online at apalachtimes.com

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Bruner Attorne y P ersonal & Business Bankruptcy Ov er 30 Y ears Le g al Experience O f c e l o c a t e d a t : 19 Island Dri v e, Eastpoint, FL 850-670-3030 “W e are a debt relief agenc y W e can help people le bankruptc y relief under the U.S. Bankruptc y Code. ” “The hiring of a la wyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon adv ertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualications and e xperience. ”  • [Bb 9[? VD DB [B ? F or inf orma tion leading t o the identit y of person(s) lea ving y ar d debris adjacent t o 105 15th S t ., Apalachico la. C ALL 8 5 0 2 2 7 5 8 5 1 OR THE A P AL A C HI C OL A P OLI C E DEP T Society A6 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 Cecillia and Joe Carter, of Carrabelle, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Zara Elaina Carter. She was born at 5:19 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City. Zara weighed 8 pounds, 14.2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Betty and Greg Sasnett, and Steve and Frances James, of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Victoria Jones and Mary Eddy, and the late Sue and Adrian James, of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Jestin and Samantha Carter, of Venice, and the late Tereza Carter, of Carrabelle. Paternal greatgrandparents are Matilda and the late Joe Williamson, of Carrabelle, and Gloria and Greg Anderson, of Punta Gorda. Zara’s aunts and uncles include Kayla Carter, Lucas Sasnett, Steven James, Colby Sasnett, and Brian Lolley. The third annual PuttMasters Tournament drew 23 teams and a bunch of golf groupies to share in the fun. Apalachicola Ace Hardware overturned two-time winner Team Coastline with a score of 157 to take rst place in The tourney and don the coveted green caps. Team Coastline, sponsored by Coastline Clearing and Landscaping, was a close second with 160 points. With a score of 167, third place was won by the James Gang, sponsored by Bobby James Metal Roong. Haley Lemieux had the most holes-in-one with ve. She played for the Eastpoint Fire Department Dragons, sponsored by George Pruett AC and Heating. Once again the tournament was hosted by the Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar in Eastpoint. Organizer Ellen Ashdown said Jimmy Sapp, who coowns the Red Pirate with wife Shirley, was the one who originally suggested the tournament as a fundraiser three years ago. “Jimmy and Shirley also provide the trophies,” said Ashdown. “They are really wonderful community people and great supporters of the library.” Michelle Spidele of Sign De-Sign in Eastpoint also pitched in by printing the team names on the backs of the tournament T-shirts and the hole-sponsor signs gratis. Other competing teams were the Mullet Farmers (Steve Harris, Realtor); Bow-Wows and Meows (Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic); Dead Pelicans (Apalachicola Fitness Center); Bogey Yogis (Judi Little and Sondra Furbee Yoga Class); Hardy Girls (Uta Hardy, Realtor); Hurricanes (Butler Agency); Jolly Roger Beach Shop; Loose Women (St. George Island United Methodist Church); Pro Steel Building, Inc.; SHOW ME The Books (retired librarians); Rita’s Movers and Shakers (Rita Culbertson Island Exercise Team); Shadetree Towing and Paradise Insurance; Sometimes It’s Hotter; St. George Island Realty; Tifn’s Tufes (Tifn’s Furniture); TIGER Ladies (Nick Yonclas); Weng’s Gales (Weng’s Marine, Inc.); Team S&S (John and Judy Shultz) and Apalachicola Dog Park. The tournament netted about $4,000 in support of the library and literacy for Franklin County. — By LOIS SWOBODA You did get out and enjoy the beautiful weather last weekend. Lots of things to do and take part in. We were busy at the sale on the golf course, last Saturday and Sunday. We, members of the Lanark Village Golf Club, thank you for your support. Meanwhile, at water’s edge, on Marine Street, in beautiful downtown Carrabelle, the annual riverfront festival was in full swing. Big crowds, boats, last Friday and Saturday. No, my duck didn’t come in rst. Well, maybe next year. Steve and the crew also thank you for your support. Guess we’ll have to nd something else to do on Wednesday nights until October. The members of the Lanark Travelers and the Lanark Golf Club hope to see you then. Starting Thursday, May 2, the food bank in Carrabelle will open from noon until 2 p.m. After you have enjoyed lunch at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, you can pick up your commodities at the food bank. We still are able to enjoy those huge hamburgers and chips on Friday nights, and the pizza on Sundays, at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Just follow the signs and crowds on Oak Street in Lanark. Serving for both hamburgers and pizza are from 5 to 7 p.m. Hamburgers and chips requires a donation of $6. Pizza by the slice is $1 each, whole pizza is $8 and take out is $10 donation. Call the Legion at 697-9998 to place your orders. Ladies, pick out a nice hat, and get the mint julep glasses out, and get ready to watch the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4. Have a few friends over and party hearty. The last Kentucky Derby party that the late Vic Imbierowicz and I had, there were 22 people at our house on Carlton. What an afternoon! After the Derby, you can motor over to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Highway 98 East, Medart. Members of the Knights of Columbus will prepare and serve a chicken and rib dinner for you, with all the sides. Your donation of $10 will get your taste buds working. See ya there. Or, you can drive to the senior center. 201 Avenue F., Carrabelle and dance the night away. Ron Vice will be there to provide the music for your listening and dancing pleasure. So pack your favorite beverage, grab your dancing shoes and your main squeeze and come on down. For those of you who have dogs to take for a walk, before you leave the house, be sure you have some paper towels, a plastic bag, Fido and a leash. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and smile. Jesus loves you. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. ZARA CARTER BORN Ace Angels take Putt Masters prizeJOYc C E EE STES | Special to the Times The Ace Angels, from left, Cody Lyston, Colton Sapp, Rio Shiver and Megan Shiver hold their rst place trophy. Food bank adjusts its hours for commodities LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Tifn’s Tufe golfer Andrew Monod, right, putts as teammates Nico Valenzuela and Livia Monod, in back, look on. D A A VID A A DLERSTE ERSTE I N N | The Times

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Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.” Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday “Power Hour” ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday “Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H” ....................... 7:00pm “Walking in Christ” R. Michael Whaley, Pastor Eƒ¤ {ƒ — ¡ƒ~ B{~” … —” 101 NE F irst Street Carrabel le SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH (850) 545-257 8 C um b aa M o n ume n t s I nc S e r v i ng N W F lo r ida S i n c e 1963 J AMES ( JR) GR O VER P h: 850-674-8449 C e l l: 850-899-0979 jrg r o v@ms n.c o m B l o un ts t o w n, FL 32424 C o m p a r e O ur P rices F ind the One t o F i t Y o ur B ud g et Faith Lewis “Buddy” Franklin Hefner, 83, of Eastpoint, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his sons, Dennis F. Hefner and S.L. Pruitt. Mr. Hefner is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Rainey Hefner; daughters, Jacki Hefner and son, “LiL Buddy,” of Eastpoint, and Nola Stout, of Arizona, and son Andrew C. Pruitt of Marietta, Ga., and John W. Pruitt of North Georgia and William G. Hefner of Georgia; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Fox of Washburn, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews The family wishes to thank all of their friends and family for all the prayers and support. In lieu of owers those who wish may make donations to Covenant House Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road Suite 150, Tallahassee, FL 32308. A memorial service will be held at a later time in Georgia. Local services are provided by Comforter Funeral Home. Lewis ‘Buddy’ Hefner Our father, brother and friend, Roy Hobson Horton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the age of 75. He was a caring and charismatic man who touched many lives with his friendship and his sense of humor. Though he is gone, he remains with us each day through a memory, a song, pictures and his crafts he made for many. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Horton, his mother, Illa Bell Horton, his sister, Linda Horton, and his sons Gary Taunton and Dwayne Carlson. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Dillard, Robin Kelley, Sheila Boone, Rhonda Blackwell and Pam Benton; his sons Chris Taunton and Bob Benton; his brothers Everette Horton and Howard Horton; sister Nancy Horton; his many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and his beloved Jackie. The family plans a private memorial service this Saturday, May 4. Roy Horton Andy L. Stewart, 51, of Wewahitchka, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2013 at a Panama City hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Wewahitchka and he worked at Taunton Truss Co. and later Eastern Marine. He was a loving father and son. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Stewart, and his sister Dinah Stewart. Survivors are his mother, Christina Stewart, of Wewahitchka; two daughters, Hannah Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart, both of Apalachicola; one sister, Linda Stewart, and one brother, Eric Stewart (Stacy), all of Wewahitchka; a niece, Crystal Ake (Buddy); and a nephew, Joseph Shiver. Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, April 27 at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka, with the Rev. Dallas Presley ofciating. Interment followed. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Andy L. Stewart ANDY L. STEW ar AR T Riverfront Royalty Pageant Carrabelle Cares and The Barbara Massey Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc. would like to thank all the contestants who participated in the rst annual Riverfront Royalty Pageant, the City of Carrabelle, Project Princess, Carrabelle River Marina and Fish Camp, Harry’s Package and Lounge, Ashlyn Mitchell for hosting the event, the wonderful panel of judges, Ann Powers of Apalachicola for her wonderful contribution, Charlotte Schneider of Carrabelle for her tireless fundraising skills, Kathy Griswold, Stephaney Provenzano, Michael Robulock, Tabitha Moore, Amy Patterson for their volunteering their time and energy. Without your support and help, the pageant would have never been such a huge success. We hope to see everyone next year. Thanks once again, Christopher Massey, Director Franklin County Academy The students and faculty of the Franklin County Academy visited the Franklin County Courthouse Monday, April 8, and while there, toured two of the ofces, those of the property appraiser and tax collector. Knowledgeable staff members provided much information about what went on in those areas, and especially interesting to the students was when they were told about lifetime hunting permits and their great value! The main purpose of the trip was a visit to juvenile court, a special arrangement by Judge Angela Dempsey, and a real eye-opening experience for the students. When this morning session concluded, Judge Dempsey came down from the bench and spoke to the students about what they’d seen and heard during the session, about what her duties involved and other interesting information about teens and court. She also gave the time to ask questions. In explaining her decision on the various cases that she’d just handled, she explained that at this level, juvenile court, it’s mostly about corrective actions for the teens that appear before her, helping them get back on track. However, she emphasized the adult court in the afternoon court was different, more about the punishment aspect. Her nal words to the students emphasized that if they take advantage of their opportunities in school, earn their credits and get their diploma, then hopefully she would not see them in court as a defendant someday. It was a really great day for FCA! Thanks to Judge Dempsey for taking the extra time to share such valuable words with the students of the academy after a full day of court. Also, big thanks to Rhonda Skipper, Joseph Farrell, Nedra Jefferson, Lisa Zingarelli, Jimmy Harris and Pretrica Ann Martin, for sharing information about their careers and the duties of their ofce. It was evident that they all enjoy what they do and are quite knowledgeable about the aspects of their specic department. Also, much thanks to Nedra and Michael Moron for assisting me in arranging this visit. An ancient African proverb from the Nigerian culture states that “it takes a village to raise a child.” There is also an often-used AfricanAmerican phrase that says “Each one, teach one.” Well, on this day, the women and men listed above took time from their usual day of busyness to teach my students, so for this particular Monday, they opened up their world to include my students in it, becoming a part of the Franklin County Academy’s village. It is the goal of the academy to provide opportunities for our students to soar towards their highest potential, becoming productive citizens of society. I thank these ne people for helping my students take ight. Sincerely, Elinor S. Mount-Simmons, Director Franklin County Academy (FCA) Joseph Family To everyone who took part in my benet on Saturday, April 27, no matter the part, your precious gifts were greatly appreciated. May God continue to bless you. Love, Mona Lisa Joseph and Family Obituaries Cards of T T HA NN KS TT H E E APALACHICOLA T T IME E S FIND US o O N Fac AC EBoo OO K @A palachT T imesF o O LLo O W US o O N TWI WI TTE E R

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A “ E VER YTHING F OR Y OUR OUTDOOR AD VENTURE ” Monda y S unda y : 7:00 A M 7:00 PM EST S ale B egins: May 8th 18th C orner of M arina D riv e P or t S t Joe FL (ne x t t o P iggly W iggly) WEEKL Y ALM ANA C AP AL A CHIC OL A C ARR ABELLE TIDE T ABLES MONTHL Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 653-8868 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu M a y 02 78 63 50 % F ri, M a y 03 77 60 40 % S a t M a y 04 75 61 20 % Sun, M a y 05 77 64 0 % M on, M a y 06 79 67 0 % T ues M a y 07 79 68 30 % W ed M a y 08 80 68 0 % SHARK CHALLENGE By FRANK SARGEANT franksargeant@charter.net White sharks are rare creatures pretty much anywhere in the world’s oceans these days, but they’re particularly unusual in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. About the only white shark seen in the Panhandle is a plastic replica hanging upside down outside a restaurant. In fact, Captain Sam Maisano and his son, Captain Joe Maisano, who run Go Fast Charters out of Treasure Island near St. Petersburg, never had seen one in a lifetime of shing these waters up to 125 miles offshore — or roughly due south of Apalach. Until March 15. Then they saw — and hooked — a shark that went way beyond any of their wildest imaginings. “We were shing some wrecks in about 90 feet of water 30 miles west of Johns Pass,” Maisano said. “We were on a good bite, pulling up a lot of big gag grouper, some amberjacks, and we had caught and released several Goliath groupers over 300 pounds, so there was a lot of underwater ‘noise’ going on, and I’d guess that’s what attracted the shark.” Maisano said he saw a n come up about 100 yards back of the boat and could tell immediately it was a large shark. But he had no idea how large until it came cruising by the boat a few minutes later. “That shark was every bit of 18 feet long,” Maisano said. “I could tell because it was over half as long as our 32-foot Donzi.” He said that not only the incredible length but the girth of the monster shocked him. “It was just enormous, maybe 4 feet across the head,” Maisano said. “I could tell from the body shape, almost stubby like at the tail, that it had to be a great white, and after we saw it a few more times I was certain.” He guessed the weight of the beast at between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds. Not to be daunted, the Maisano’s and their charter for the day, Fab Marchese of Ancaster, Ontario, decided to take on the giant. “I lleted a ve pound slab of bonito, which is a very bloody sh, and rigged it up on one of the Goliath grouper rods, which are set up to handle really big sh,” Maisano said. The line was 150-pound-test Power Pro braid, leading to a length of 200 pound test mono and then to a strand of heavy wire bite leader. The hook was an 18/0. The bait was oated out under a balloon. “It didn’t take right away,” Maisano said. “It swam around downtide for about 15 minutes, and then it nally smelled it and we were hooked up.” Fortunately, the 45-year-old Marchese was in good shape because of his occupation, running a construction company in Ontario. He would need to be; for the next four hours and 30 minutes, he sat in the ghting chair at the bow of the Donzi while the Maisano’s followed the giant sh. “It would go down to bottom for 30 minutes, and I couldn’t move it up, and then it would come up for a few minutes, sometimes come by the boat, and then down for another 30 minutes,” Marchese said. “It swam along down at about 70 feet when it was down — Joe told me he could see it on the sonar.” They followed the shark over 4 miles from where they had hooked it, sometimes gaining line, sometimes losing. It never displayed any aggression toward them, Maisano said. “I’ve had bull sharks come up and really attack the outdrives when they’re hooked, but this shark never did — I don’t think it ever really got to the point where it was panicking or mad — I think we were probably a good eight or 10 hours from beating it, if we ever could have.” In any case, after a quick conrmation that great whites are a protected species that can’t be boated or possessed, the anglers decided to bring the sh close enough for a leader touch—the universal coup in catch and release shing — and then to cut it free. They brought the shark close for a few last photos, then snipped the wire and the giant swam off into the depths, leaving Fab Marchese with a shing tale to end all shing tales when he gets back home. Fab and the Maisano’s have been elding media interviews ever since they posted a YouTube video of their epic battle. When I spoke to them Tuesday, they were waiting on the docks for a crew from “Good Morning America” to arrive for taping. To see the video and learn more about the Maisano’s, visit their website www.gofast shing. com (There’s a good bit of adult language on the video when the shark rst comes up at boatside, as you might expect—anybody who can look a shark of that size in the eye at close range and not utter an expletive is much man indeed.) Are there great whites off the Panhandle? Scientists say there could be. The species prefers water temperatures in the 60’s, which are common in Panhandle waters from December through March. And the large pelagic species like yellow ns, blue ns and sword sh are common in offshore waters here — all are on the menu for great whites. Where mammal prey is abundant, whites seem to prefer the high energy esh; seals, whales and porpoises are all part of their diet. Researchers say that white sharks historically might have prowled the Gulf in search of the Caribbean monk seal, which was common here until it went extinct in the 1940s. However, as far as white sharks ever threatening Panhandle beaches, the odds are slim. Swimmers don’t show up on area beaches until water temperatures are already too warm for comfort of carcharodon carcharias, and the gentle shelf in most areas is not conducive to long visits from this blue-water species—though as was made notorious through the lm “Jaws”, they do sometimes prowl near shore in New England waters. Great whites rare but a few show up every winter SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore Cobia action has heated up with ten fish caught last week over the 50# mark. Most anglers are reporting fish running the stretch from Mexico Beach to Shell Island. Only one month away from red snapper season in our waters, so get your gear ready. New laws are in place again this year for both federal and state waters, so make sure you check them before heading out. Trout and red fish are on the move in St. Joe Bay still. Good reports from the “flats” behind Black’s Island are coming in daily with most anglers using live shrimp or bull minnows for the trout, and bull minnows for the flounder. Surf fishing is producing great pompano catches along Mexico Beach and the Cape. CAPT. EARL SOLOMON | Special to the Times Luke Solomon, 12, holds a 3-pound 11-ounce ounder that won rst place, and $500, in the adult division of the fth annual Rock the Dock shing tournament last weekend in Panacea. Solomon also had a third place Spanish mackerel and a third place red sh. ROCKING THE DOCK Page 8 Thursday, May 2, 2013

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CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA S PORTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com After a lengthy search, the Franklin County Seahawk football program has turned to a young assistant coach from Bozeman to succeed Josh Wright as head coach. Aaron York, 31, has been selected by the specially appointed search committee among a eld of about 50 applicants. His hiring is expected to receive approval from the school board when it next meets May 9. As administrative assistant at the Deane Bozeman School in Panama City, York will nish out his duties there before assuming the head coach reins. Spring practice began Wednesday under the direction of interim coach Tim Wheeler, who was not among the applicants to seek the head football coaching job. York has spent the last six years as defensive coordinator for Loren Tillman, coach of the Bozeman Bucks. A 2000 graduate of Mosley High School, York played football at and received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College, a private Baptist-affiliated institution of higher education in Pineville. York is the son of former Rutherford and Bay head baseball coach Freddie York. Aaron succeeds Wright, who has been named head coach at Panama City’s Arnold High School. York met his new players Monday, and the word is that the young man’s enthusiasm for the new job has caught on with the players. Principal George Oehlert said the search committee reviewed more than 50 applications and narrowed the eld down to ve nalists. The committee also included new principal Eric Bidwell, veteran teacher Elinor Mount Simmons and active sports booster parents Stacy Kirvin and Gene McLeod. Oehlert said none of the Seahawks’ existing football coaching staff sought the head coach position. York was “very enthusiastic. He knew a lot about us, as they had played us, and he had done his homework,” Oehlert said. “He had speci cs on certain players and had some denitive ideas.” York has said he wants to step up the weight program and work to ensure football players take part in either track or baseball in the offseason. “He said strength and speed are what wins games,” Oehlert said. “He was really excited, with an enthusiastic, high-energy, get-to-work type attitude. “Everybody who we talked to, as far as references, were so high on him,” Oehlert said. “They had high praise about how enthusiastic he is, how knowledgeable he is. He knows what the life of a coach is.” York did not put in for the post of athletic director, which has been sought by several of the Seahawk coaches. 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A10 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 The following is the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period at the Franklin County Elementary School. KINDERGARTEN Perfect Attendance: Kirsten Barron, Summer Bunnell, Caleb Curry, Nyashia Evans, Emmanuel Marcum, Shakira Miller, Rosa Pascual, Christopher Russell, Josiah Friddle Good Citizenship: Preston Butler, Raegan Dempsey, Jasmine Gray, Sarah Ham, Aiden Hicks, Mya Huckeba, Lilianna Joiner, Madison Millender, Rosa Pascual, Ernest RomeroFIRST G G RADE All As: Jada Allen, Aden Bass, Brayden Barwick, Bricyn Kennedy, Kyie Proctor, Terry Proctor, Rebecca Mahan, Chase Millender, Onamae Millender, Lonnie O’Neal, Chandler Sanders, Braden Shiver, Jesse Whitted A/B: Logan Bentley, Maryssa Branch, Austin Chapman, Denim Chastain, William Chipman, Hannah Creamer, Kaden Downing, Xavier Glass, Natalie Gibbens, Owen Golden, Bradlynn Hutchins, Lynzi Kelley, Caitlin King, Kayleigh Leonard, Nathan March, Ethan Markham, Kirsten Martina, Gavin Millender, Reid Nix, Mason Pace, Haiden Parks, Emily Paterson, Cole Polous, Corbin Pritchard, Jaydan Richards, Anyah Rivera, Ansley Savage, Gavin Shelley, Anthony Stulsky, Max Thompson, Zach Thompson, Christian Wilson Perfect Attendance: Logan Bentley, Gabriela Diaz, Owen Golden, Esteban Juan, Chloey Malone, Harmony Malone, Jaylan Prince, Chandler Sanders, JaMarcus Turrell Good Citizenship: Aden Bass, Devin Barber, Aryauna Benjamin, Kaden Downing, Natalie Gibbens, Sheldon James, Kayleigh Leonard, Kirsten Martina, Corbin Pritchard, Anthony StulskySS ECOND G G RADE All As: Lee Adkins, Ellis Billingsley, Grace Carroll, Kyera Crawford, Don Davis, Lucy Edwards, Marissa Gilbert, Alondra Jimenez, Autumn Loesch, Ryland Martina, Jaylan Prince, Kylie Rudd, Emaleigh Segree, Aubree Swango-Moore A/B: Dax Chitty, Sarai Crumbliss, Karlee Cruson, Kaiden Faison, Emily Fichera, September Ferrell, Matthew Gordon, Emma Gragg, Sara Johnsen, Jerz Kelly, O’Marion Kelly, Kelsey Martina, Shalyn Massey, Parker Mock, Riley O’Neal, Luis Ramirez, Kaylee Segree, Ethan Shirley, Adia Siler, Emily Smith, Evan Stanley, Cameron Thompson, Arianna Tipton, Willie Wallace, Ty’Asia Yarrell Perfect Attendance: Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss, Emily Fichera, Simon Garner, Matthew Gordon, Emma Gragg, Alondra Jimenez, Shalyn Massey, Jesse Mock, Kylie Rudd, Emaleigh Segree Good Citizenship: Jessie Alday, Narussa Gilbert, Alondra Jimenez, Tariah Jones, Emaleigh Segree, Kimberly Segree, Jerz Kelly, Emma Gragg,TT HIRD G G RADE All As: Sage Brannan, Garison Cook, Casandra Gibbens, Brendon Polous, Marina O’Neal, Rachel Rudd, Austin Segree, Kristen Stancil, Tate Stanley, Brianna Sutcliffe, Larry Winchester, Maddison Whitten A/B: Ariel Andrews, Trinity Barron, Christopher Baxley, Rileigh Boatwright, Gage Boone, Bradley Burch, Trinity Cassell, Hayley Creamer, Emma Crum, Kyler Custer, Bryce Gilbert, Dylan Grifn, Janaria Lane, Ava McAnally Robert Nessly, Grace Patterson, Anthony Roberts, Sydney Shana, Rebecca Shiver, Annie Smith Perfect Attendance: Auna Arroyo, Trinity Barron, Cynthia Ceron, Kristen Estes, Casandra Gibbens, Bryce Gilbert, Dylan Grifn, Robert Nessley, Brendon Polous, Rachel Rudd, Kyler Custer, Amber Golden, Larry Winchester, Haley Williams, Michael Square, Tate Stanley Good Citizenship: Brianna Cooper, Emily Creamer, Kyler Custer, Amber Golden, Logan Smith, Michael Square, Hayley Williams, Larry Winchester, Maddison Whitten FOURTH G G RADE All As: Camille Davis, Tina Granger, Austin Gray, Brycin Huckeba, Hollie Larkin, Katie Newman, Madalyn Thompson A/B: Ethan Anderson, Krystina Branch, Layla Chisholm, Tressie Edwards, Camron Evans, Francisco Juan, Steven Malone, Landen Millender, Shirah Pelt, Destanie Proctor, Cole Shelly, Makayla Varner, Logan Waller, Eli Whaley, Charlee Winchester Perfect Attendance: Ethan Anderson, Tiauna Benjamin, Caden Evans, Camron Evans, Francisco Juan, Steven Malone, Katie Newman, Breauna Shiver, Jarvis Turrell, Madeline Weisz Good Citizenship: Damion Evans, Francisco Juan, Marci Kelley, Hollie Larkin, Cole Shelley, Jarvis TurrellFIf F TH G G RADE All As: Brandon Farr, KT Nessly, Chloe Owens, Mikel Register, Drake 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F ra n k lin C o un t y i s a n E q u a l O p p o r t uni t y Em p lo y er a n d a Dr ug-F r e e W o r k p l ace 2092216 Brain Bowl’s Parker named to Team Florida By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com The Franklin Brain Bowl team scored big at the 2013 Commission er’s Academic Challenge in Orlando on April 18 – 20. Franklin placed second in Division III during the pre liminaries, and was in rst place in the Di vision III seminals. The scholarly Se ahawks squad placed fth in the nals, but because of the aca demic abilities shown in the preliminaries and semis, the judges chose Franklin team member junior Malachi Parker, as a member of the 2013 Team Florida. Team Flor ida consists of six students, one each from the division-winning districts and three chosen from the remain ing teams. The six students earn ing this distinction receive a $1,000 scholarship. Franklin’s team consisted of se niors Morgan Walker and Stephanie Marxsen; juniors Parker, Lenny Ward, Stefan DeVaughn and Laura Gal legos, and an upcoming and promis ing competitor for next year, observer Macey Hunt. The Commissioner’s Academic Challenge is a highly academic state wide high school tournament inaugu rated in 1986. The districts are placed in three divisions based on the fall fulltime enrollment summary pro vided by the Florida Department of Education. Each team consists of six members (a maximum of four players during each of the three rounds and two alternates) and a coach. A maxi mum of six teams may compete in one competition round. This is not a quick response, “Triv ial Pursuit” contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathemat ics, science, social studies, ne arts, world languages (French and Span ish) and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools throughout the state. The goal of the tournament is to provide a prestigious academic arena in which Florida’s academically talented high school students are recognized. The Franklin Team would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors for their monetary support, making it possible to participate in the CAC tournament: El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Millender & Sons Seafood, Sports man Lodge Bob & Edda Allen, Pig gly Wiggly, 2 Al’s at the Beach, Car rabelle IGA, Jimmy’s Auto, Apala chicola IGA, Suncoast Realty, Paul Marxsen – Coach, Ard’s Service, Dale Millender – Coach, and Sanders and Duncan, P.A. Franklin County’s performance at the Academic Challenge followed a strong showing in the March 15-16 Big Bend High School Brain Bowl tourna ment in Tallahassee. Brain Bowl is an academic competition that requires students to have a deep knowledge base of literature, mathematics, sci ence, history, government, politics, sports, and current events. Both Franklin County teams made it to the seminals at this year’s tournament. Because of Franklin’s Division A win in 2011, Franklin ad vanced up a division to play against AA schools such as John Paul II, Leon, North Florida Christian, Wakul la, and Florida High. The Franklin A team went on to the nals against the Wakulla B team. Franklin lost the match with Wakulla to place second in the 2013 Big Bend High School Brain Bowl Division A competition. For contributions to the Brain Bowl team contact Dale Millender at 670-2800. We will continue our fund raising efforts to offset a balance of $950. The total trip to Orlando cost for seven students and two coaches was $7,169. Franklin Co. Elementary HONOR HONOR RORO LL FCHS team notches two ne nishes MA lL ACHI PARkK ER SS pecial to the TT imes Brain Bowl teammates, from left, are Macey Hunt. Stefan DeVaughn, Malachi Parker, Lenny Ward, Stephanie Marxsen, Laura Gallegos and Morgan Walker. Schools

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Local The Times | A11 Thursday, May 2, 2013 and assigned to patrol the rivers and other water ways of the Confederate states and to enforce the Union blockade. She could reverse direction without turning because either end could serve as the bow. In an April 24, 1862 let ter, addressed to Rear Adm. T. Bailey, commander of the East Gulf Blockad ing Squadron, Lt. Cmdr. George Morris, master of the Port Royal, described a raid in which several Confederate ofcers and a small amount of cotton and ordinance were taken. Morris had received a tip that some cotton was in Apalachicola awaiting shipment north or transfer to a blockade runner. On April 20, he made a night visit to the harbor with an armed party and captured “12 bales, 1 large crate and 2 bags of cotton” along with ordinance for a 32 pounder gun. He surprised and cap tured “F. Planquist, cox swain; Joseph Pagan, cap tain hold and Antonio Mes sina, captain’s steward.” All three men were as signed to the rebel gunboat Chattahoochee then under construction up the river in a makeshift boatyard in Early County, Ga. The South had high hopes for the Chattahooch ee, so it was a coup for Mor ris to gain rst-hand knowl edge from crew members. They told him she car ried, “one 100-pounder rie, one IX-inch Dahlgren and four 32 pounders.” He also learned she had a crew of 120 with 110 currently aboard ship. Her speed was reported at 12 knots. Although the nal south ern fortications were not yet in place, Morris report ed the river was already “obstructed with three heavy chains across the narrow part of the channel; two shore batteries of six guns each.” In the same raid, Morris captured “a ne canal boat” he believed was being used to transport contraband. On April 29, Clinton Thigpin, a Confederate loy alist and former sheriff of Apalachicola, also penned notes on the same raid to Capt. James Barrow, at Camps of John Landing in Florida. Thigpin bragged, “I can draw the enemy out at any time and check him in his incursions to town.” He said Morris arrived in ve launches with over 100 men and two howitzers. They “ransacked the town” and left at 8 a.m. the follow ing morning. Thigpin reported that Morris spent the night in a house in town and “drank all night.” About the same time, Morris wrote to his wife that he was lonely and depressed in his post. If Thigpin was able to draw Morris out, he never did so and the crew of the Port Royal must have had some fairly civil interac tion with the townsfolk over their long visitation. On Dec. 24, 1862, the crew invited the town to a play aboard ship, “in benet of Santa Claus.” A surviv ing hand-lettered poster promises three acts of en tertainment presented by the Port Royal Dramatic Association including “The Intrigue” and “Mr. Tim Toodles” with all parts be ing played by men. On May 24, 1863, Morris led a party of fewer than 50 Union sailors on a raid 45 miles up the Apalachicola and seized the sloop Fash ion, loaded down with cot ton. It was a minor feat but it sent off alarms through out the Apalachicola River Valley. The CSS Chattahoochee was dispatched south. Un fortunately, she encoun tered the leading edge of a hurricane. She attempted to re turn without ever engaging the enemy, but a massive steam explosion, possible caused by a faulty pressure gauge, rocked the vessel. Sixteen members of the crew were scalded to death by the steam. Another was mortally injured, two more were severely injured and another four received mi nor injuries. Panicked that the gunpowder in the ship’s magazines might explode, the remaining crew scut tled her in the muddy river. An ofcial report said this of the disaster. “No description, I am told, could possibly be giv en of the scene on the deck of the Chattahoochee, men running about frantic with pain, leaving the impres sion of their bleeding feet, and sometimes the entire esh, the nails and all, re maining behind them. The dead and wounded were taken on shore, where they remained until the next afternoon, most of the time with a terrible storm raging.” Thigpin and his 10-yearold daughter Lizzie was de tained by Union troops with contraband on at least one occasion. In the end, Union armies never used the Apala chicola to access the Deep South. Approach overland proved more effective. 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A12| The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 90892T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 11-000120-CA TIB BANK, Plaintiff, v. APALACH CLASSIC SYSTEMS, INC., a Florida corporation; SALLY A. LEACH; GREGORY E. LEACH a/k/a GREGORY E. LEACH, M.D.; ADVANCED MEDICAL CENTER, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; LOGICAL INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated September 25, 2012, and the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale in the above-styled case in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, I will, on May 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, the following described real property: Parcel 1: Lots 1, 2 and the Southeast 30 feet of Lot 3, Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, according to the map or plat thereof now in common use at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: Northwest 30 feet of Lot 4, Northwest 46 feet of Lot 8, and all of Lots 5, 6 and 7, all in Block “52”, of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat in common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 3: The Southeast 30 feet of Lot 4 and the Northwest 30 feet of Lot 3, in Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat in common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated on this 16th day of April, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, Florida By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 2, 9, 2013 93213T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on May 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Parcel 1: Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 2, Addition to Magnolia Bluffs according to the official plat thereof on file in Plat Book 2, Page 17, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: ALSO: Lots 3, 6, & 7, Block 7, Addition to Magnolia Bluffs, according to the official plat thereof on file in Plat Book 2, Page 17, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 3: ALSO: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Fractional Section 29, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and thence run due East along the Southern boundary of said Fractional Section 29 for 1002.25 feet to a point on the Northern right of way of U.S. Highway 319, thence North 54 degrees 00 minutes East along said highway right of way for 104.00 feet, thence South 36 degrees 00 minutes East for 100.00 feet to a point on the Southeastern right of way of U.S. Highway 319 for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 54 degrees 00 minutes East along the Southeastern right of way line of U.S. Highway 319 for 50.00 feet, thence South 36 degrees 00 minutes East to the waters of St. George Sound, thence Southwesterly along the waters edge of said St. George Sound to a point that is South 36 degrees 00 minutes East to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 36 degrees 00 minutes West to the POINT OF BEGINNING. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. BLUFF PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, KENNETH FISH, Managing Member and individually, and AARON TAYLOR, Managing Member and individually, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 11-000142-CA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Stephen A Pitre, Esquire, Post Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 10th day of April, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93221T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on May 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Parcel 4: Lot 44 of Casa Del Mar Subdivision, Phase One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. BLUFF PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, KENNETH FISH, Managing Member and individually, and AARON TAYLOR, Managing Member and individually, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 11-000142-CA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Stephen A Pitre, Esquire, Post Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 10th day of April, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93287T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-00025-CP Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF TERRELL DANNER ADAMICK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Terrell Danner Adamick, deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: Lori Jean Craig 1000 W Pine Drive St. George Island, FL 32328 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 442178 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint. net April 25, May 2, 2013 93379T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-00161-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4 DOOR WHITE PICKUP TRUCK VIN NO. 1GCEK19T04E205295 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE ACTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FLORIDA CONTRABAND FORFEITURE ACT TO: TUCKER MONROE BOHLING, 1521 FRANK AND MARGARET LANE TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 AND ANY UNKNOWN INTERESTED PARTIES. RE: In Re: Forfeiture of the Following Described Property: 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4 DOOR WHITE PICKUP TRUCK, VIN NO. 1GCEK19T04E205295, Florida Tag No. 832YBL. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has filed a Certificate of Compliance with Forfeiture Act and Complaint for Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida. An Order Finding Prob-

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Copies of the Complaint and Order of Probable Cause can be provided by the Franklin County Clerk of Court. You are required to file any responsive pleadings and affirmative defenses, within twenty (20) days of receiving notice, with the Franklin County Clerk of Court, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 and to serve copies upon Donna Duncan, Counsel for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., 80 Market Street, P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, FL 32329. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Clerk of the Court on this 24th day of April, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 2, 9 2013 93435T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-51-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN A. DUARTE, ALAN K. MULLINS, and ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2013, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-51-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CADENCE BANK, N.A., and the Defendants, JOHN A. DUARTE, ALAN K. MULLINS, and ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 18th day of July, 2013, at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 23 of Block E, St. James Bay Subdivision, Phase II, a Subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Pp. 23-29, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this April 23, 2013. Honorable MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk May 2, 9, 2013 French BulldogPuppies, 2 girls and 1boy, first shots, wormed, dew claws removed, vet checked, 1 year health guarantee,$800 helendavis11@aol.com850-653-3207Text FL48230 to 56654 French Bulldog puppies for sale, 10 weeks old, 2 Males and 1 female, Shots, house broken, healthy, $700 janemiller230@aol.com (850) 653-2542 Text FL47125 to 56654 Queen size, new, pillow top, bed with fram, $275; Antique Kitchen Table, square 3ftx4ft, $75; Call 850-653-1430 Mexico Beach 211 Tennessee Dr, Friday & Saturday May 3 &4, 8am-2pm (CST)2 Family Garage SaleBig mens clothes, ladies wear, household, misc.Text FL50502 to 56654 Creative/DesignGRAPHIC DESIGNER/ PRODUCTION ARTIST!GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ PRODUCTION ARTIST! Established and growing design studio/ printer/ signmaker/ publisher seeks organized, responsible individual for full-time, long-term position in Port St. Joe. Mac-based Photoshop/ Illustrator/InDesign experience a must. Signmaking and web design skills a plus. Interested parties respond with complete contact information, a brief note of introduction, and four work samples to:info@mustseemagazine.comWeb ID#: 34250581 Text FL50581 to 56654 Flood Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk ReceptionistWeekends Required Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34247595 Text FL47595 to 56654 Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *BussersBLUE PARROT Now HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. George’s Island HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESIs accepting application for Inspectors Reliable, hardworking inspectors with good customer service & teamwork skills. Must have reliable transportation & work weekends. Reservationist Good written and oral communication skills, excellent customer service. Prior sales experience helpful. Must work weekends. Apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Medical/Health LPN or Medical Asst. FTposition available for an office nurse at Shoreline Medical Group in PSJ. We see adults and children. We are a very busy practice. Responsibilities will include, primary patient care, vaccinations, medical procedures, telephone triage & scheduling. Benefits include paid sick/vacation time and health insurance. The successful applicant will be energetic, flexible, willing to learn & committed to patient care. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Anyone interested may call 850-229-8010 for information. EOE. OtherEBROGREYHOUND PARK and Poker Room is Hiring For the Following Positions:Mutual Clerks Food & Beverage Server’s Concessions and Bartenders Please apply Monday through Saturday at 6558 Dog Track Rd. Ebro, FL WEB ID 34249424 OtherMerchandiserFGXI seeks a retail merchandiser to service stores in Carrabelle. Please apply at www .fgxi.appone.com Web ID#34249843 Text FL49843 to 56654 Editorial/WritingWRITER(S) NEEDED NOW!!WRITER(S) NEEDED NOW! Established and growing local interest publication has immediate assignments available for responsible, qualified writers. Interested parties respond with complete contact information, a brief note of introduction, and two work samples to:info@mustseemagazine.comWeb ID#: 34250571 Text FL50571 to 56654 Office/Retail Space For Rent1,000 sq. ft. at High Cotton on Water St in Apalachicola. $1,200/mo plus utilities. Call Kathy Robinson at Robinson Real Estate Co. 850-653-7196.Text FL48011 to 56654 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL48155 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL50614 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’X 65’deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 1 BR, CottageCH/Ain Apalachicola, 850-643-7740 Appalachacola 4 Bedroom/ 1 Bath. Wood frame. Central heat and air, all appliances electrical. $950/ month, plus $950 deposit. Call (561) 312-7188 North Historic District 5th Street building lot. $29,000 OBO. 60 x 100. Corner lot. Brokers pro-tected (404) 218-0077 Total Down Pmt $675‘04 Ford Taurus T ot al Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $775‘02 Chevy Blazer T ot al Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $1175‘04 Chevy Silverado T ot al Price $8,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Houseboat For Sale40’ Spirit of the River Spa boat. $48,000. Shown by appointment only. Call Kathy Robinson, at Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-7196 or stop by 44 Avenue E. 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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 SELL YOUR LIST I NGS HERE! # (850)81 4-7377 (850)22 7-7847 S O L D $ &&# + $ ( ( $ $ $" + $ "$$ + $ $ + $ + % ( $ ( )$ + +$ + $ + $ $ $$ $ + $ ) ""$" "$ !!*!!! $ ( $$ John Shelby Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com MLS# 249144 $59,000 Lanark V illage DOUBLE END UNIT 2 BR, 1 B A, Good location, nice yard & trees, screen porch, spacious kitchen and dining area opening onto side porch, appliances stay attic storage, attached storage b uilding. Needs just a little TLC, Owner nancing a v ailable, Collins A v e, Listed by Janie Burk e $$ John Shelby Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com MLS# 249164 $23,000 Apalachicola LO T ON 21st STREET Bordered by se v eral mature trees including a majestic c ypress, interior is open & easy to w alk and inspect, quiet neighborhood & close to Historic Apalachicola, Ideal for ne w construction or an in v estment property o wner nancing. Listed by Michael Billings $$ L oc a t ed on a peninsula within the ga t ed Plan ta tion c ommunit y and surr ounded b y beautiful views of the B a y and marsh, this home is the per f ec t peac eful plac e t o enjo y na tur e and t o in vit e o v ernigh t guests t o their priv a t e quar t ers! Main house includes living and dining r ooms k it chen, mast er suit e with out door sho w er scr eened por ch with indoor/out door r eplac e G uest wing includes 3 bedr ooms living r oom, morning k it chen and laundr y! V er y priv a t e out door hot tub ac c essible fr om both ar eas of this unique home o v erlooks the marsh with outstanding views T his c ust om built home with beautiful c abinets pine oors/trim, lots of c ar eful details giving a f eeling of a secluded geta w a y w as lo vingly cr af t ed b y the o wners C o v er ed gar age w a t er ltr a tion syst em, cir c ular driv e beautiful landsc aping mak e this a must see home! 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Driver’s license, Tattoo, Home, Pet 3) What’s the a.k.a. of Donald Duck’s sister, Della Thelma Duck? Ductella, Dumbella, Thelmaletta, Thelmor 4) Where is America’s No. 1 bus destination? Branson, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Area 51 5) The average guy will lie how many times on the rst date? 1, 3, 6, 9 6) “Surete Nationale” is the French equivalent of our? NASA, FBI, NRA, Library of Congress 7) From a classic “Brady Bunch,” what game did Alice trip over, spraining her ankle? Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly, Life 8) Who entered the country music charts for the rst time with “Cry Cry Cry”? Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, George Strait 9) Who was the original choice to play Lamont on TV’s “Sanford and Son”? Cleavon Little, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby 10) Until rubber erasers were invented, what did writers commonly use? Flour, Bread crumbs, Saliva, Lemon juice 11) What product was introduced in the colors of steel blue and chrome? Tupperware, Velcro, Frisbee, Duct tape 12) “Kelly’s Eye” is sometimes referred to as what number on a dartboard? 1, 3, 7, 9 13) What’s the term for the playing surface of a soccer eld? Kite, Pitch, Lume, Masa 14) Studies say that if you have a desk job, you do what twice as much as one who does manual labor? Pray, Eat, Loaf, Bathroom trips ANSWERS 1) Lunch. 2) Pet. 3) Dumbella. 4) Branson. 5) 6. 6) FBI. 7) Chinese Checkers. 8) Johnny Cash. 9) Cleavon Little. 10) Bread crumbs. 11) Duct tape. 12) 1. 13) Pitch. 14) Eat. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By LOIS SWOBODA On Saturday, about 200 people took part in a picnic and ceremony to celebrate Patriot Day. For the second year, the Southern Builders Association prepared and sold Cajun cuisine to benet Veter an’s Park and subsidize funds for the care of the memorial. Keynote speakers for this year’s event were James Kennedy, a retired Army colonel who is veteran’s ser vice ofcer for Gulf County, and Ben Humphries, from Vero Beach, who is state president of Vietnam Veterans of America. Both men spoke on patriotism. They praised the Three Soldiers monument. Humphries cautioned that support and services for vet erans must be guarded. He talked about the lingering effects of the war on those who fought and their chil dren and even grandchildren. Ginny Griner sang the Star Span gled Banner, the JROTC program from Port St. Joe High School pre sented the colors and Joel Hammond, president of the Southern Builders Association, led the Pledge of Al legiance. Frank Cook and Steve La nier, both retired Navy ofcers, laid a wreath at the foot of the monument. The group then adjourned to Chapman Botanical Gardens to enjoy jambalaya and white beans prepared by the culinary branch of the builders association. Jimmy Mosconis, organizer of the event, said he felt it went well and praised Humphries, Kennedy and the builders association. Funds raised will be used to pro vide extra care to the garden sur rounding the Three Soldiers Detail South. Lloyd Dunlap, pictured here, volunteers his services in maintain ing the statue. He visits quarterly from Savannah, Ga. to do so. Dunlap said he began his volunteer efforts af ter observing wear on monuments in Washington, DC. Applications available for Head Start Applications are being accepted for fall enrollment in the Head Start program. There is no cost for participation in the program, which serves 3-year-old children, who turn 3 by Sept. 1, 2013, and 4-yearold children, who will not be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2013. This also includes children with disabilities. Particiapnts must be a resident of Franklin, Leon or Jefferson counties. Families must also meet federal income guidelines. For more information, call (850) 2012050 or stop by the Head Start ofce in Tallahassee, 309 Ofce Plaza Drive, second level, to pick up an application. Girl Scouts offer science program May 11 The Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle are calling out to all second and third grade girls. Do you like science? Want to learn how to do science projects at home? Come out to the Franklin County library branch in Carrabelle on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and see how Girl Scouts do science right. Cost for the event is $10 for Girl Scouts, and $22 for non-Girl Scouts. Free for parents. For more information, call Clarissa Medina at (850) 386-2131 or email to cmedina@gscfp.org. Carrabelle seniors to host Saturday dance There will be a dance held this Saturday evening, May 4, at the Carrabelle Senior Center. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Music will be provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. The Senior Center is located at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. News BRIE fsFS Patriots ock to Veteran’s ParkLOI I S SWOB B ODA | The Times Lloyd Dunlap gives a nal buff to the newly waxed Three Soldiers Detail South monument in preparation for the Patriot Day celebration.



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com They couldnt have asked for better weather, and a motlier crew of swashbucklers and wearers of marine detritus to bring it alive. The 23rd annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival last weekend was about the smoothest in memory, with both sides of Marine Street lined with vendors of everything from freshbaked goods to hand-crafted primitive knives, a kids area to teach the art and fun of being a Pirate of the Carrabellian, and strolling bands of ash mob actorbuccaneers to bring out the excitement of living street theatre. Steve Allen, one of the chief organizers of the festival, which this year was under the auspices of Carrabelle Cares, was cheerful as he worked to oversee an energetic group of volunteers who helped make the event another relaxing success for visitors. Once again, highlighting the festival, free to all from Friday evening through late Saturday afternoon, was the festivals Fishy Fashion Show at the Carrabelle Wharf pavilion, featuring the newest in coastal couture made from discarded trash and other detritus that besmirches the shoreline of the Carrabelle River. Show originator Joan Matey again provided a scintillating narration of not only the intricate fashion designs, made from everything from old nets to seashells, but also the many rules of how to treat natures beauty without marring it with trash. Her fellow show producer, Jan Neshat of Crawfordville, served as the last of the dozen models, appearing as Petula R. Pompano while piano accompanist Pirates attack CarrabelleCity marks 23 years of celebrating its riverfrontCounty backs employee pay raiseBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com County commissioners last week took their rst, long look at what awaits them with the upcoming budget for the 2013-14 scal year and while they didnt hammer out speci cs, they did appear to agree on one thing. County employees are deserving of a pay raise next year, and they would likely back some sort of increase. At the conclusion of a morninglong budget prehearing April 22, called by Chairman Cheryl Sanders to get an idea of what big-ticket capital expenditures may await them, the commissioners turned to the subject of employee raises. I think they need one, said Sanders, noting employees have not had raises or adjustments since 2006. Do we want to give an adjustment or an outright raise? I do realize were going to have to do County jobless rate continues to fallBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.com Franklin County saw another sizeable drop its unemployment rate for March, as it declined to the 5.4 percent level, sixth best in the state. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate in March 2013 dropped seventenths of 1 percent, from 6.1 to 5.4 percent. Thirty-three people moved off unemployment rolls, shrinking them from 322 to 289 people in search of work. The drop in joblessness occurred even as the workforce grew by 123 workers, from 5,238 to 5,361, which is larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,281 workers, and when the County readies for special electionBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliotts of ce has mailed out more than 5,000 ballots to property owners on St. George Island and Alligator Point as her of ce prepares for a special election to determine whether to raise the fees for re protection. Carrie Johnson, a spokeswoman for the ofce, said that 3,474 ballots were mailed to residents of the island, while 1,790 went out to those in the Alligator Point/St. Teresa re district. She noted that each ballot represents a parcel, so that owners with multiple parcels would have received multiple ballots. Residents in these two By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.com More than 150 years ago this month, the siege of Apalachicola was under way. From the beginning of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate military minds were focused on the strategic importance of the Apalachicola River which might have served as a super highway into the heart of Dixie. The federal Gulf Blockading Squadron arrived in June 1861. Confederate troops were withdrawn to the north away from the coast and within a month, Apalachicola was under Union control. Up the river, the rebels set up forti cations that involved obstructing the channel, placing pickets, and constructing heavy artillery batteries. The Yankee gunboat Port Royal was stationed to Apalachicola and its environs. It played cat-andmouse with blockade runners there and made a number of raids in the area. USS Port Royal, completed in 1862, was a double-ended steamboat belonging to the Union Navy, See PAY RAISE A5 See JOBLESS A5 See ELECTION A5The Port Royal and the siege of Apalachicola See PORT ROYAL A11We got to get them up to a level where they can sustain their families. Some are working two or three jobs to keep their families going, I would like to consider a COLA that would automatically be plugged into the budget every year and it wouldnt be a haggle and an upsetting time during the budget process. Thats what we really get hit on, what we give the county employees. Chairman Cheryl SandersFrom the collection of the Historic Naval Ships AssociationThe CSS Chattahoochee. Thursday, May 2, 2013 VOL. 128 ISSUE 1Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Classi eds . . . A12-A13Spring Ghost Walk SaturdayThe Apalachicola Area Historical Society will host the Chestnut Street Cemetery Ghost Walk this Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Ancestors of local folks come alive on this special weekend to tell the tales of their fascinating lives. Admission $5 at the cemetery entrance. Proceeds are for cemetery preservation efforts. For information call 6539419.Ilse Newell season wraps up SundayThe Ilse Newell Series for the Performing Arts wraps up its 2012-13 season with its annual Concert in the Park, this Sunday, May 5 at Lafayette Park. The event will feature the Franklin County High School Band, under the direction of Karl Lester, and will begin at 4 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.Cinco de Mayo for library SundayThe Friends of the Library, and Joe and Charolette Bacher, invite everyone to enjoy a festive day for a good cause, this Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at Sometimes Its Hotter, 112 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. Enjoy tacos, nachos, beverages, and used books, all at great prices. There will be a Chinese raf e, salsa tasteoff, music, fun and friends! Donations of books and auction items still being accepted. Proceeds support programs and needs at libraries in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. To help, email Anna Carmichael at anna. carmichael@yahoo.com. For information call 9275039. See PIRATES A12ANN COWLES | The TimesJeff Ilardi as the Pirate King aboard the Governor Stone.Home sweet home, A2

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 ProgressEnergynowhasanewname: DukeEnergy.Youllseeournewnameandlogoinyourbillsandotherplacessoon.Nootheraspectofyour serviceoraccountischanging. Althoughournameischanging,ourcommitmenttoyouandthecommunitiesweserveremains thesame.Soyoucancountonusforreliableelectricityeverytimeyouiptheswitch. Learnmoreat duke-energy.com/newname. Announcing anewnamefor ProgressEnergy. Special to the TimesThe 21st annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour, sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church, is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola this Friday and Saturday, May 3 4. The featured house is the home of Ed and Candace Springer constructed of heart pine, situated behind a white picket fence and shaded by towering Magnolia trees. Built by Dave Maddox for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Flowers, it celebrates its 100th birthday this year. An example of Gulf Coast Two Story Greek Revival architecture, the large central halls on each oor are anked by equalsized, spacious rooms. Modern updates have made the residence more comfortable, but the house remains true to its original plan. Of special interest are a collection of Weller pottery and a restored 1962 Corvette. Pastel and oil paintings done by one of the current owners adorn the walls; and examples of pique assiette (a type of mosaic) abound both indoors and out. On Friday, May 3, the second annual preservation symposium precedes the tour day. This years focus will be on outdoor spaces and is titled Public Places, Private Spaces: A Garden Symposium. In conjunction with the tour, the all-day preservation symposium will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will focus on the variety of gardens in Apalachicola, ranging from private gardens to public spaces including the community garden and Chapman Botanical Gardens at the Orman House Historic State Park. Tickets for this special event are available at $75 which includes lecture, eld trip, luncheon and cocktail party. Adjunct events will include a plant swap and garden sale, and special garden-related shopping opportunities at our local downtown merchants. The Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday at, 5:30 p.m. provides the traditional opening for the home tour, to be followed by a reception. At 6:30 p.m. the Willoughby Marshall Lecture will be delivered by Audrey Post, a lifelong, advanced Master Gardener, and 30-year journalist. She is author and creator of the weekly gardening column, Ms. Grow-It-All, which appears in Tallahassee Magazine. Homes will be open on Saturday only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at $20. On Saturday, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12. A sealed-bid auction, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. will be a part of the tour days festivities. More than 100 items have so far been gathered, including a 10 handmade engraved Bowie knife, Covenant with Noah rainbow drop by Kristin Anderson, a1964 Vega SS-5 Folklore 5 string banjo, Captain Gills River Cruise and a Coombs House romantic weekend. For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at 653-9550, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419 or visit the tour website at apalchicolahistoric hometour.org.Springer home highlights Saturdays home tour Top: The FlowersDalySpringer House at 36 Ninth Street is the 2013 featured house. Bottom Left: The Smith/Morton House at 190 Avenue B. Bottom Right: The Cypress House, on Bay City Road, was constructed by Don Cairo Ingram with woodworking help of late local craftsmen Bobby Siprell and Corky Richards. Ingram pioneered the use of river-reclaimed old growth cypress and heart pine.

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NOTICEOF AQUACULTURE LEASEAPPLICATIONNOTICEisherebygivenpursuantto Section253.70,FloridaStatutes,that theBoardofTrusteesoftheInternal ImprovementTrustFundhasreceived anapplication(No.19-AQ-1131)from: AndrewD.Arnold,ofP.O.Box1090, Carrabelle,FL32322,forthefollowing activities:Theperformanceofcommercial oystercultivationactivities.Theapplicant isrequestingapprovalofasovereignty submergedlandaquaculturelease preempting2.0acres,moreorless,of sovereigntysubmergedlandinSection 22,Township8South,Range6West,in St.GeorgeSound,inthevicinityofGreen Point,nearthetownofCarrabelle,FL,in FranklinCounty. Theparcelisnotlocatedwithinanaquatic preserve.Amapanddiagramidentifying thelocationandlimitsoftheproposed activitiescompanythisnotice. Anyonehavinganyquestionsor commentsregardingtheproposed projectshouldletheminwritingwith theFloridaDivisionofAquaculture,1203 Governor'sSquareBoulevard,Suite501, MailStationGS47,Tallahassee,Florida 32301,onorbefore5:00p.m.onthe25thdayofMay,2013. Law EnforcementThe Times | A3Thursday, May 2, 2013The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), Carrabelle Police Department (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.APRIL 22Royce L. Johns III, 30, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Audra L. Murray, 44, Carrabelle, DUI, expired drivers license, possession of a controlled substance and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility (CPD) Curtis E. Nowling, 44, Eastpoint, DUI, DUI with property damage, two counts of driving while license suspended or revoked and leaving the scene of a crash with damage (FHP)APRIL 23James M. Graham, 56, Apalachicola, reckless driving, resisting ofcer with violence and disorderly intoxication (APD)APRIL 24Tina L. Kilgore, 37, violation of probation (FCSO)APRIL 25Joel H. Parnell, 48, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO) James E. Williams, 35, Winter Garden, resisting ofcer with violence, and battery on a law enforcement ofcer (FWC)APRIL 26Lance A. Flowers, 33, Apalachicola, two counts of domestic battery (FCSO) Tiffany L. Estes, 23, Eastpoint, perjury in an ofcial proceeding (FCSO)APRIL 27Franchesco DeFranco, 46, Monticello, DUI (FCSO) Clarence D. Williams III, 37, Apalachicola, driving while license revoked habitual (APD)APRIL 28Ofelio Ramirez, 39, Apalachicola, reckless driving (APD) Donovan B. Crum, 18, Carrabelle, eeing or eluding a law enforcement ofcer, reckless driving and racing on highway (FCSO)APRIL 29Michael S. Langley, 27, Bristol, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sale, and possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Brandy M. Davis, 22, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Steven G. Kembro, 26, Apalachicola, corruption by threats against a public servant, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Arrest REPORTLolley honored for service after wreckSpecial to The Times Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Scott Lolley, who grew up in Eastpoint and now serves as FHP homicide investigator for the six-county region, was honored April 24 at the 2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Commemoration in Tallahassee. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi recognized Lolley with a special presentation for his emotional support, kindness and dedication to the Pierce family of Tampa, who lost their 18year-old daughter Amanda in a March 8 fatal crash on I-10 in Jefferson County. Pierce died from injuries suffered after she came upon a scene where trafc was stopped on Interstate 10 because of two prior car crashes. To avoid the stopped cars, Amanda swerved her 2001 Acura to the right, traveled onto the shoulder and hit a tree, according to FHP. Amanda, who planned to enroll in Tallahassee Community College after high school and study to be a special education teacher, and a passenger were headed to Tallahassee to visit Amandas sister. Lolley worked the case, and he went above and beyond when he dealt with the family, said Capt. Nancy Rasmussen, an FHP spokeswoman. Bondi said, Lolley, a preacher by trade, went to the house, prayed with them, consoled them and did a ne job explaining what happens with trafc homicide. Thank you Scotty for years of kindness and your professionalism in all that you do.Special to the TimesA fundraiser to increase the reward money for the Pamela Kinney case is going to be Friday, May 3 at the Apalachicola police station on U.S. 98, across from the Piggly Wiggly. Grilled chicken dinners, with baked beans and cole slaw, will be served for $6 at the fundraiser, which begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until all the dinners are sold. It is being hosted by the employees of the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. This event is sponsored by AJs, Tamaras Caf, Piggly Wiggly Deli, Apalachicola Ace Hardware, Tamaras Tapas Bar, Maxeys Bail Bonds, and the Gulfside IGA. All the money earned will go towards increasing the reward amount for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case, which dates back to summer 2005. Three weeks after 19-year-old Pamela Kinney disappeared from a relatives home in Apalachicola where she was staying, her remains were discovered in a wooded area off Tilton Road, west of Apalachicola, near one of the entrances to the Box-R Ranch. Autopsy results conrmed Kinney was murdered, but a motive for the killing has not been released. A year after Kinneys death, the reward was increased to $10,000 and earlier this year, that amount was doubled to $20,000, through a combined effort of Sheriff Mike Mock, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and CrimeStoppers. Were trying to draw some interest, said Mock. What Im hoping is that somebody out there that has some information will help us in solving this case and to bring somebody to justice. Pamela Kinney deserves that, her family deserves that. If somebody out there knows something, give us a call, he said. It may be something helpful to the case. Were looking for anything that can give us a new lead, or something we havent heard. Someone may know something. Its near and dear, Mock said. We need to bring somebody to justice. Its got to be done. If you have any information, call the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce at 670-8500. DAVID ADLERSTEINFundraiser to grow Kinney reward money ATTOR TTOR NE E Y GE E NER ER AL L S OO FFI I CE E | Special to The TimesScotty Lolley is anked by Pam Bondi and Amanda Pierces father, Ronald Pierce.

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OPINION www.apalachtimes.com ASectionBy KENNETH MIRVISSpecial to the Times From the perspective of Apalachicola and Franklin County, Boston must seem like such a big city. It isnt. Last month, the world focused on one small neighborhood, Watertown and Franklin Street, a single, twoblock-long street with a sense of community, place, and pride that parallels that of Franklin County. I was in Franklin County and Apalachicola a few weeks ago starting research on a book I hope to write on the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint River system and the impacts of water ow and quality on the bay. When I returned home, I spent my days at the Watertown, Massachusetts of ce of my little one-person consulting rm, The Writing Company that happens to be at the corner of Mount Auburn Street and Franklin Street. My of ce building became one of the iconic background images of the terrorists capture. A few words capture a lot of the experience of the moment: sad, scary, senseless. The one that seems most tting, however, is surreal. The horrors that Boston and Watertown experienced last week cannot really be happening, much less around me. Heres how close it was: I have lived in the community for 35 years and have served the town on volunteer councils for about 10. I have known the police chief for a very long time; I dont know how long; it feels like forever. One of the captains on the force is a good friend I have known since he was a kid. He also happens to be on the SWAT team. I was genuinely terri ed for him and his family. My next-door neighbor and backdoor neighbor are both re captains. My best friend lives on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, two blocks from the home of the bombers. My daughters college roommate lived even closer, less than one block away. As I watched the footage from the lm crews, I saw the Deluxe Town Diner where I often eat breakfast and Strip-Ts, the lunch joint where I take clients for home-cooked meals. Once the police learned that the suspect was in the boat on Franklin Street, they took off toward the scene, headed from two locations directly toward my of ce. I phoned my next-door neighbor to con rm my fears. The shooting, he told me calmly, had just ended and the police presence was growing. Until the end, I feared that this lunatic had a bomb strapped to his body and planned to go out in a nal ash of glory, taking as many innocents with him as he could. Rarely am I so grateful to be wrong! My family is ne. My home and of ce are ne. My friends are ne. My neighbors are ne. My heart breaks for the dead and injured. My heart aches that we must live an existence that shows us so much evil on such a regular basis. My communities, Watertown and Boston, are stronger than ever. I have been considering a move away from Boston to someplace closer to the Gulf of Mexico. Now I am not as certain. The strength and character of my community have revealed themselves in ways I never imagined. But Watertown and Boston are not unique. Franklin Street really is just like Franklin County: a small community with people who care deeply about each other and who rise to even the most dif cult challenges when forced. Horrors can happen any place at any time. Since we cannot prevent them, the strength of a community reveals itself in how we deal with them. Boston is not a big city any longer. It is a tiny street with remarkable people who love their neighbors and their home and who will go to the ends of the earth to help each other out when the need arises. Never before have I dreamed that Franklin County and Franklin Street could feel so much alike. Watertown Strong! Franklin Strong! Kenneth Mirvis owns The Writing Company (www. thewritingco.com ) in Watertown, Mass., and has been an environmental writer and educator for almost 35 years. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Apalachicola marked the communitys renewed commitment to its many green thumbs, as it gathered April 22 at the community garden to celebrate the fth anniversary of its Earth Day and Arbor Day combined event. This is a gardening town, this is a green town, said Jenny Billings, who has been instrumental in seeing to it that the community garden has become a phenomenal success. Currently there is a waiting list of interested parties, as 48 gardeners tend to 29 raised beds. The state of our gardens is fabulous, said Billings, as she listed the growing number of successful public gardening spots, including the newest one put in at the Holy Family Senior Center by University of Florida students on their spring break as part of the Arts in Medicine program. Billings also cited the work that volunteers John and Judy Rutz have done in gardening at Riverfront and Lafayette parks, and in the growth that has taken place at the Orman House and Chapman Botanical Gardens. She noted that the citys tree committee, which comprises Geoff Hewell, Robin Vroegop, Bruce Hall, Caroline Weiler and Beth Wright, plans to plant a live oak this week at Battery Park, just as it did earlier this year next to the pavilion at the community gardens. Were taking care of business here, in honor of being a Tree City, she said. In his remarks, Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson praised the community gardens, and the spirit that pervades the work going on there. Sometimes I wish that I could harvest that support and the friendships that have blossomed and risen from this place just to apply them to every facet of our national, state, and local government not only to increase the awareness for us to become better stewards over our natural resources but to also create a spirit of collaboration throughout this great country, he said. At the very least, we should own our God-appointed responsibilities to be good stewards over these vital resources. Our failure to immediately recognize and act accordantly will continued the unnecessarily loss of life, and the massive destruction of both private property and public infrastructure brought on by the effects of global warming, climate change and the rise in sea level, all of which should give each of us cause for concern, Johnson said. Johnson said the city has stepped to the plate and is doing its part to protect, preserve and to take anyone to task who threatens our fragile ecosystem. Through a special attorney and over the weekend, your city government led a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Florida against BP and Halliburton for their role in the horrendous crime perpetrated against nature and against mankind through the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a nation and community of concerned citizens, we must be resolute in our efforts to guarantee that we leave to the next generation the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate a healthy and productive Mother Earth, he said. The event closed with a reception featuring a variety of healthful foods, including many whose ingredients were grown in the garden.Page 4 Thursday, May 2, 2013Special to the TimesStudents in C.J. Weyrichs Middle and high school ESE class reached out to the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., after the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that took the lives of 26 people, 20 of them schoolchildren ages 6 and 7. We were discussing it right after it happened, and they were real upset about it, Weyrich said. A lot of my kids were afraid to come to school. Weyrich held a contest in her classroom to design a sympathy card, and Julie Diestelhorsts work was chosen to represent the class, which also includes Grant Smith, Chance McLead, Curtis Gordie, Tyrell Green, Corey Boyce and Kody Pate. The students sent out their card right before the Christmas holiday, and soon after, received a postcard, above, from Jennifer C, a Newtown volunteer, thanking them for their reaching out with a caring voice.Goodwill donation can help the environment This years Earth Day served as an outstanding reminder that everyone can make an important difference for the environment through the simple act of donating gently used clothing or household items to Goodwill. Each year, donors help Goodwill prevent more than two billion pounds of usable goods from ending up in land lls. But the impact to the environment is only part of the story. Revenue raised from the sale of donated items at Goodwill stores funds job training programs, employment placement services and other vital programs in the community. People, as well as the planet, bene t. To show individuals how their donations truly impact their communities, Goodwill developed a Donation Impact Calculator (donate.goodwill.org). The calculator shows how your donation can help a person receiving services from Goodwill. For example, a donation of one working computer translates into 5.8 hours of a job search class that can help a person right in our community who may be unemployed and struggling to support his or her family. Goodwill encourages everyone to make one small green change in your life. Individual actions add up to global impact. Not only will you be helping those in your community who face challenges in nding employment, but you will also reduce waste in our land lls. To nd your nearest Goodwill donation site, go to www.goodwillbigbend.com.Brooke LochoreVice President of Public Relations blochore@goodwillbigbend.com REACHING OUT TO HURTING SOULS Letter to the EDITOR TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. Formerly The Apalachicola TimesCirculation: 1-800-345-8688 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Community hung tough along embattled Franklin Street KENNETH MIRVISPhoto courtesy of Ken MirvisA look at the scoreboard of Fenway Park, showing law enforcement along Franklin Street. Apalachicola celebrates Earth Day, Arbor DaysPHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesJenny Billings, right, and Mayor Van Johnson both spoke at the Earth Day celebration. The band Fishlips performed at the Earth Day celebration, consisting of, from left, Randy Mims (12-string guitar and autoharp), Tom Adams (ukulele and ute), Brooks Jones (banjo and double bass), Carole Harris (mandolin and guitar) and Neil Jones (bass and guitar).

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, May 2, 2013 areas are being asked, on the mail-in ballot, to decide whether the annual special assessment of their Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) be increased from $50 to $95 per year. The MSBU money goes to fund re and rescue services for all property within that unit. If approved, the increase would apply only to improved properties with a house, and there would be no increases on any other property within the district. The two elections are separate, so both could be approved, both defeated, or the results could be mixed. All results are due by the supervisor of elections ofce by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Johnson stressed that those taking part in the election do not have to be registered voters, but must be property owners in the respective districts. The L & A (logic and accuracy) testing for this election will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce, 47 Avenue F, Apalachicola. If you have any questions or if you own property and did not receive a ballot, please contact the elections ofce at 653-9520 or email to icelliott@votefranklin.com. NOTICEeFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners,FranklinCounty,Florida willconsiderapplicationsforthefollowingposition: FranklinCountyCourthouseCustodial/Janitorial MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS:HighSchoolDiplomaorequivalent.Musthaveacleandrivingrecordandbeselfmotivated. POSITIONDUTIES:Providegeneraljanitorialservicesforallcountyfacilitiesoncourthousepropertyincludingkeepingallbathrooms cleanandingoodrepair.Keepbathroomsstockedwithnecessaryitemssuchastoiletpaper,handtowels,handsoap,etc.Keepoors swept,vacuumedandmopped,keepwindowsanddoorsclean,andemptyandcleanalltrashreceptacles. OtherjanitorialdutiesassignedbySupervisor. POSITIONRESPONSIBILITIES:Tokeepallcountyfacilitiesoncourthousepropertycleanbyensuringtheoorsareclean,windowsand doorsareclean,bathroomsarecleanandsanitized,andalltrashreceptaclesareemptiedeachday. Applicationsareavailableandmustbereturnedtothefollowinglocation: FranklinCountyCourthouseAnnex 34ForbesStreet,Suite1, Apalachicola,FL32320 850-653-9783 AllapplicationsmustbesubmittednolaterthanMay17,2013by4:00p.m.atthePlanningDepartment. FranklinCountyisandEqualOpportunityEmployerandDrug-FreeWorkplace. ApalachicolaBay AnimalClinicProudlyannouncestheadditionofDr.AlisonJennarttoourpractice SmallAnimalMedicine,Surgery andDentistry,LaserSurgery, DiagnosticUltrasound,Nutrition, ParasiteControl,Boarding, Bathing,PetCareSupplies,Hills ScienceDiet,WellnessPrograms187Highway98EastpointCall850-670-8306foranappointment! HoursMonday-Friday 7:30-5:30 TheParadeofHomesisanannualevent featuringacollectionofbrandnewhomes builtbyBayCountysnestbuilders. ThehomesspaneverypartofBayCounty andcoverawiderangeofpricesfrom highlyaordabletoluxurycustomhomes. ProfessionalNurses Assistancew/ActivitiesofDailyLiving MedicationAdministration PhysicalTherapy In-HouseDoctorVisits CourteousTrainedSta NutritiousHomeCookedMeals ActivitiesProgram DailyHousekeeping WanderGuardSystem SundayChurchService RespiteCare HospiceServices AndMuchMore...SERVICESAVAILABLE:*AlsoacceptMedicaid&VA* WeTreatYouLikeFamilyCallorVisitUsToday!850-697-2886LocallyOwned&OperatedSpaciousPrivate&Semi-PrivateRooms something for our employees this year. She suggested the county consider a plan to grant recurring cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), of perhaps 2 or 3 percent, each year to employees. We got to get them up to a level where they can sustain their families. Some are working two or three jobs to keep their families going, Sanders said. I would like to consider a COLA that would automatically be plugged into the budget every year and it wouldnt be a haggle and an upsetting time during the budget process. Thats what we really get hit on, what we give the county employees. Commissioner Noah Lockley backed Sanders plan, stressing that he believed regular pay increases would stabilize the workforce. The people need a raise, he said. If theyd have had one, we wouldnt have had all this chaos that we had. If we gave a raise every year and people increasing their salary, some of those people wouldnt put in for those jobs. They wouldnt want the headache. Commissioner William Massey also backed the idea of putting in a raise this year, and then some sort of annual COLA. Theres been no raise in seven years in the city of Carrabelle, said Massey, who works for that city and said he also moonlights with three other jobs to make ends meet. Id like to give them (county employees) a couple thousand dollars and then next year plug in a COLA, he said. Commissioners Pinki Jackel and Smokey Parrish both voiced caution before committing their solid support for a proposal. Jackel said shed prefer rst to have a better idea of what next years revenue projections look like. Id hate for numbers to get there out in the public and not know about our abilities (to fund them), she said. Jackel also noted she saw a disparity between the compensation packages of the 60 or so employees who work directly for the county commissioners, such as for the road department or parks and recreation, and the other 140 or so who work for one of the constitutional ofcers. If we continue to increase them all, the disparity between the two groups will always remain the same, she said. At the request of Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson, the commissioners approved a motion unanimously to have the nance department draw up estimates of the cost of implementing a $1,200, $1,800 or a $2,000 raise, as well as a 2 and 3 percent COLA in subsequent years. Alan Pierce, the countys director of administrative services, provided a quick, ballpark estimate of the cost of increasing the pay of approximately 200 county employees. That would be $300,000 to a half-million dollars before you got done, he said. Were going to have to cut to make room for these, said Parrish. Sanders opened the hearing, which was held in the main courtroom, by outlining its purpose. Basically this is to nd out what you all departments need, over and beyond what your regular budget calls for, she said. Lets get a head start on it. Give us a broad range of what it is. I dont want the departments feeling pressured during budget cycles, Sanders said. I dont want anything to come up that we do not know about during the nal budget hearing. Id like to know beforehand and hopefully have a smoother budget process. Sheriff Mike Mock opened the hearing, indicating the only areas where he saw possible large-ticket items could be with vehicles or improvements to the jail, a matter, he said of getting the building back to where it needs to be. Mock said problems with water and sewer had tripled the facilitys water bill a few weeks ago, and that estimates are that it will take about $60,000 in plumbing costs to x the aging xtures. Pierce said the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District has asked the county to fund about $37,000 in costs for xing and maintaining the sewage pit the district owns but which is used entirely for the jail. The only other major expense is the roof, and we hope to come through it with FEMA money, said Pierce, noting the roong contractor who last worked on it is now out of business and so there is no coverage under warranty. Mock said he expects that retirements in the next several years may prompt some cost savings with personnel. There may be some I dont have to replace and we can double up, but I cant do that without jeopardizing (public safety), he said. Law enforcement is the last area Id be cutting at. Johnson said she did not foresee a budget increase for the clerk of courts ofce, but noted that if the county doubles the bed tax, from 2 to 4 percent, or the county receives a big infusion of funds from the RESTORE Act, please keep in mind Im going to have to have someone else in my ofce to help with that. Probably fulltime during that period, when the money is in place. Tax Collector Jimmy Harris said his ofce, and that of Property Appraiser Rhoda Skipper, will have to split the $8,400 annual cost of offsite backup for their computer software, but that otherwise he did not foresee any large expenses. Rita Preston, representing Skipper, said very preliminary estimates are that the countys tax base could drop between 3 and 5 percent next year. Rhonda is very frugal and she will do what she can to get (her) budget at the lowest possible, she said. Jackel said she foresaw the tax base reaching a low point next year and then gradually starting to improve. Hopefully we will bottom out next year, and it will be two to three years before we see an increase, she said. While several departments stepped forward to say they did not expect large increases in their capital needs, Fonda Davis, who directs solid waste, and Hubert Chipman, who is soon to retire as the head of the road department, each outlined some specic vehicle needs. Davis said he planned to look at the details of possible lease arrangements when it comes to paying the large-ticket costs of funding a trackloader and compactor. Chipman said his department is looking at a new truck for transporting inmates, and a grass-cutting tractor. William Scott, the veterans service ofcer, asked that the county consider an increase in compensation for his assistant, whose salary has remained constant since 2008. Hes a 29-hour employee, and he never works less than 30-35 hours a week, Scott said. Next week A look at the hospital and health department needs for next year. PAY RAISE from page A1 EELECTION from page A1jobless rate was sharply higher, at 6.9 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture placed it just a few notches behind Monroe County, at 3.8 percent, with the states lowest unemployment rate. This was followed by Walton (4.3 percent), Okaloosa (4.8 percent), Alachua (5.1 percent) and St. Johns (5.3 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. Strong population growth was also a contributing factor. Franklin had the lowest unemployment rate in the tri-county Gulf Coast Workforce region, which had a combined rate of 6.6 percent in March 2013. This rate was down 1.2 percentage points from February 2013. Bay Countys jobless rate dropped from 7.9 to 6.6 percent, while Gulf Countys declined from 7.9 to 7.1 percent. The regions March 2013 rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 8.2 percent, 0.4 percentage point below the state rate of 7.0 percent, and a percentage point lower than the national rate of 7.6 percent. Out of a labor force of 99,627, there were 6,549 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Unemployment usually dips during the spring in our region because thats when our local tourism industry starts to get prepared for Spring Break and summer by hiring their seasonal workers. This months numbers are especially encouraging because in Bay County we have not seen unemployment rates this low since October 2008, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Floridas unemployment rate dipped to 7.5 percent in March, the lowest level in since October 2008 and a sign that the states battered labor market continues to heal. The state gained 141,300 jobs during the past year, state ofcials said Friday. Floridas month-to-month job growth has been positive for 20 of the last 21 months. JOBLESS from page A1 The people need a raise. If theyd have had one, we wouldnt have had all this chaos that we had. Commissioner Noah Lockley THE APALACHICOLA TIMESFIND US ON FACEBOOK @ApalachTimesFOll LL OW US O N TWI WI TTE E R Read more online at apalachtimes.com.

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Forinformationleadingtotheidentityofperson(s)leaving yarddebrisadjacentto10515thSt.,Apalachicola. CALL8502275851ORTHEAPALACHICOLAPOLICEDEPT SocietyA6 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013Cecillia and Joe Carter, of Carrabelle, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Zara Elaina Carter. She was born at 5:19 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City. Zara weighed 8 pounds, 14.2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Betty and Greg Sasnett, and Steve and Frances James, of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Victoria Jones and Mary Eddy, and the late Sue and Adrian James, of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Jestin and Samantha Carter, of Venice, and the late Tereza Carter, of Carrabelle. Paternal greatgrandparents are Matilda and the late Joe Williamson, of Carrabelle, and Gloria and Greg Anderson, of Punta Gorda. Zaras aunts and uncles include Kayla Carter, Lucas Sasnett, Steven James, Colby Sasnett, and Brian Lolley. The third annual PuttMasters Tournament drew 23 teams and a bunch of golf groupies to share in the fun. Apalachicola Ace Hardware overturned two-time winner Team Coastline with a score of 157 to take rst place in The tourney and don the coveted green caps. Team Coastline, sponsored by Coastline Clearing and Landscaping, was a close second with 160 points. With a score of 167, third place was won by the James Gang, sponsored by Bobby James Metal Roong. Haley Lemieux had the most holes-in-one with ve. She played for the Eastpoint Fire Department Dragons, sponsored by George Pruett AC and Heating. Once again the tournament was hosted by the Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar in Eastpoint. Organizer Ellen Ashdown said Jimmy Sapp, who coowns the Red Pirate with wife Shirley, was the one who originally suggested the tournament as a fundraiser three years ago. Jimmy and Shirley also provide the trophies, said Ashdown. They are really wonderful community people and great supporters of the library. Michelle Spidele of Sign De-Sign in Eastpoint also pitched in by printing the team names on the backs of the tournament T-shirts and the hole-sponsor signs gratis. Other competing teams were the Mullet Farmers (Steve Harris, Realtor); Bow-Wows and Meows (Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic); Dead Pelicans (Apalachicola Fitness Center); Bogey Yogis (Judi Little and Sondra Furbee Yoga Class); Hardy Girls (Uta Hardy, Realtor); Hurricanes (Butler Agency); Jolly Roger Beach Shop; Loose Women (St. George Island United Methodist Church); Pro Steel Building, Inc.; SHOW ME The Books (retired librarians); Ritas Movers and Shakers (Rita Culbertson Island Exercise Team); Shadetree Towing and Paradise Insurance; Sometimes Its Hotter; St. George Island Realty; Tifns Tufes (Tifns Furniture); TIGER Ladies (Nick Yonclas); Wengs Gales (Wengs Marine, Inc.); Team S&S (John and Judy Shultz) and Apalachicola Dog Park. The tournament netted about $4,000 in support of the library and literacy for Franklin County. By LOIS SWOBODAYou did get out and enjoy the beautiful weather last weekend. Lots of things to do and take part in. We were busy at the sale on the golf course, last Saturday and Sunday. We, members of the Lanark Village Golf Club, thank you for your support. Meanwhile, at waters edge, on Marine Street, in beautiful downtown Carrabelle, the annual riverfront festival was in full swing. Big crowds, boats, last Friday and Saturday. No, my duck didnt come in rst. Well, maybe next year. Steve and the crew also thank you for your support. Guess well have to nd something else to do on Wednesday nights until October. The members of the Lanark Travelers and the Lanark Golf Club hope to see you then. Starting Thursday, May 2, the food bank in Carrabelle will open from noon until 2 p.m. After you have enjoyed lunch at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, you can pick up your commodities at the food bank. We still are able to enjoy those huge hamburgers and chips on Friday nights, and the pizza on Sundays, at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Just follow the signs and crowds on Oak Street in Lanark. Serving for both hamburgers and pizza are from 5 to 7 p.m. Hamburgers and chips requires a donation of $6. Pizza by the slice is $1 each, whole pizza is $8 and take out is $10 donation. Call the Legion at 697-9998 to place your orders. Ladies, pick out a nice hat, and get the mint julep glasses out, and get ready to watch the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4. Have a few friends over and party hearty. The last Kentucky Derby party that the late Vic Imbierowicz and I had, there were 22 people at our house on Carlton. What an afternoon! After the Derby, you can motor over to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Highway 98 East, Medart. Members of the Knights of Columbus will prepare and serve a chicken and rib dinner for you, with all the sides. Your donation of $10 will get your taste buds working. See ya there. Or, you can drive to the senior center. 201 Avenue F., Carrabelle and dance the night away. Ron Vice will be there to provide the music for your listening and dancing pleasure. So pack your favorite beverage, grab your dancing shoes and your main squeeze and come on down. For those of you who have dogs to take for a walk, before you leave the house, be sure you have some paper towels, a plastic bag, Fido and a leash. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and smile. Jesus loves you. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. ZARA CARTER BORN Ace Angels take Putt Masters prizeJOYc C E EE STES | Special to the TimesThe Ace Angels, from left, Cody Lyston, Colton Sapp, Rio Shiver and Megan Shiver hold their rst place trophy.Food bank adjusts its hours for commodities LANARK NEWSJim Welsh Tifns Tufe golfer Andrew Monod, right, putts as teammates Nico Valenzuela and Livia Monod, in back, look on.DA A VID A A D LERSTE ERSTE IN N | The Times

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The Times | A7Thursday, May 2, 2013 NurserynowprovidedforSundayChurchService First Pentecostal Holiness Church379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!!Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P.7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study................................................10:00am Worship Praise........................................................11:00am Sunday Night............................................................7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour......................................7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H.......................7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor 101NEFirstStreet CarrabelleSUNDAY 10:00AM WELCOMESYOU THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850)545-2578 CumbaaMonuments,Inc. Serving NWFlorida Since1963JAMES(JR)GROVERPh:850-674-8449 Cell:850-899-0979 jrgrov@msn.com Blountstown,FL32424 CompareOurPrices-FindtheOnetoFitYourBudget FaithLewis Buddy Franklin Hefner, 83, of Eastpoint, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his sons, Dennis F. Hefner and S.L. Pruitt. Mr. Hefner is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Rainey Hefner; daughters, Jacki Hefner and son, LiL Buddy, of Eastpoint, and Nola Stout, of Arizona, and son Andrew C. Pruitt of Marietta, Ga., and John W. Pruitt of North Georgia and William G. Hefner of Georgia; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Fox of Washburn, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews The family wishes to thank all of their friends and family for all the prayers and support. In lieu of owers those who wish may make donations to Covenant House Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road Suite 150, Tallahassee, FL 32308. A memorial service will be held at a later time in Georgia. Local services are provided by Comforter Funeral Home.Lewis Buddy HefnerOur father, brother and friend, Roy Hobson Horton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the age of 75. He was a caring and charismatic man who touched many lives with his friendship and his sense of humor. Though he is gone, he remains with us each day through a memory, a song, pictures and his crafts he made for many. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Horton, his mother, Illa Bell Horton, his sister, Linda Horton, and his sons Gary Taunton and Dwayne Carlson. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Dillard, Robin Kelley, Sheila Boone, Rhonda Blackwell and Pam Benton; his sons Chris Taunton and Bob Benton; his brothers Everette Horton and Howard Horton; sister Nancy Horton; his many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and his beloved Jackie. The family plans a private memorial service this Saturday, May 4.Roy HortonAndy L. Stewart, 51, of Wewahitchka, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2013 at a Panama City hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Wewahitchka and he worked at Taunton Truss Co. and later Eastern Marine. He was a loving father and son. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Stewart, and his sister Dinah Stewart. Survivors are his mother, Christina Stewart, of Wewahitchka; two daughters, Hannah Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart, both of Apalachicola; one sister, Linda Stewart, and one brother, Eric Stewart (Stacy), all of Wewahitchka; a niece, Crystal Ake (Buddy); and a nephew, Joseph Shiver. Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, April 27 at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka, with the Rev. Dallas Presley ofciating. Interment followed. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Andy L. Stewart ANDY L. STEWar AR TRiverfront Royalty PageantCarrabelle Cares and The Barbara Massey Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc. would like to thank all the contestants who participated in the rst annual Riverfront Royalty Pageant, the City of Carrabelle, Project Princess, Carrabelle River Marina and Fish Camp, Harrys Package and Lounge, Ashlyn Mitchell for hosting the event, the wonderful panel of judges, Ann Powers of Apalachicola for her wonderful contribution, Charlotte Schneider of Carrabelle for her tireless fundraising skills, Kathy Griswold, Stephaney Provenzano, Michael Robulock, Tabitha Moore, Amy Patterson for their volunteering their time and energy. Without your support and help, the pageant would have never been such a huge success. We hope to see everyone next year. Thanks once again, Christopher Massey, DirectorFranklin County AcademyThe students and faculty of the Franklin County Academy visited the Franklin County Courthouse Monday, April 8, and while there, toured two of the ofces, those of the property appraiser and tax collector. Knowledgeable staff members provided much information about what went on in those areas, and especially interesting to the students was when they were told about lifetime hunting permits and their great value! The main purpose of the trip was a visit to juvenile court, a special arrangement by Judge Angela Dempsey, and a real eye-opening experience for the students. When this morning session concluded, Judge Dempsey came down from the bench and spoke to the students about what theyd seen and heard during the session, about what her duties involved and other interesting information about teens and court. She also gave the time to ask questions. In explaining her decision on the various cases that shed just handled, she explained that at this level, juvenile court, its mostly about corrective actions for the teens that appear before her, helping them get back on track. However, she emphasized the adult court in the afternoon court was different, more about the punishment aspect. Her nal words to the students emphasized that if they take advantage of their opportunities in school, earn their credits and get their diploma, then hopefully she would not see them in court as a defendant someday. It was a really great day for FCA! Thanks to Judge Dempsey for taking the extra time to share such valuable words with the students of the academy after a full day of court. Also, big thanks to Rhonda Skipper, Joseph Farrell, Nedra Jefferson, Lisa Zingarelli, Jimmy Harris and Pretrica Ann Martin, for sharing information about their careers and the duties of their ofce. It was evident that they all enjoy what they do and are quite knowledgeable about the aspects of their specic department. Also, much thanks to Nedra and Michael Moron for assisting me in arranging this visit. An ancient African proverb from the Nigerian culture states that it takes a village to raise a child. There is also an often-used AfricanAmerican phrase that says Each one, teach one. Well, on this day, the women and men listed above took time from their usual day of busyness to teach my students, so for this particular Monday, they opened up their world to include my students in it, becoming a part of the Franklin County Academys village. It is the goal of the academy to provide opportunities for our students to soar towards their highest potential, becoming productive citizens of society. I thank these ne people for helping my students take ight. Sincerely,Elinor S. Mount-Simmons, DirectorFranklin County Academy (FCA)Joseph FamilyTo everyone who took part in my benet on Saturday, April 27, no matter the part, your precious gifts were greatly appreciated. May God continue to bless you. Love,Mona Lisa Joseph and Family Obituaries Cards of TTHANNKS TT HE E APALACHICOLA T T IME E SFIND US o O N Fac AC EBoo OO K @ApalachT T imesFo O LLo O W US o O N TWI WI TTE E R

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A EVERYTHINGFORYOUROUTDOORADVENTURE! Monday-Sunday:7:00AM-7:00PMEST SaleBegins:May8th-18th CornerofMarinaDrive,PortSt.Joe,FL(nexttoPigglyWiggly) WEEKLYALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtractthe indicatedtimesfromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtractthe indicatedtimesfromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!653-8868 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,May0278 6350% Fri,May0377 6040% Sat,May0475 6120% Sun,May0577 64 0% Mon,May0679 67 0% Tues,May0779 6830% Wed,May0880 68 0% SHARK CHALLENGEBy FRANK SARGEANTfranksargeant@charter.net White sharks are rare creatures pretty much anywhere in the worlds oceans these days, but theyre particularly unusual in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. About the only white shark seen in the Panhandle is a plastic replica hanging upside down outside a restaurant. In fact, Captain Sam Maisano and his son, Captain Joe Maisano, who run Go Fast Charters out of Treasure Island near St. Petersburg, never had seen one in a lifetime of shing these waters up to 125 miles offshore or roughly due south of Apalach. Until March 15. Then they saw and hooked a shark that went way beyond any of their wildest imaginings. We were shing some wrecks in about 90 feet of water 30 miles west of Johns Pass, Maisano said. We were on a good bite, pulling up a lot of big gag grouper, some amberjacks, and we had caught and released several Goliath groupers over 300 pounds, so there was a lot of underwater noise going on, and Id guess thats what attracted the shark. Maisano said he saw a n come up about 100 yards back of the boat and could tell immediately it was a large shark. But he had no idea how large until it came cruising by the boat a few minutes later. That shark was every bit of 18 feet long, Maisano said. I could tell because it was over half as long as our 32-foot Donzi. He said that not only the incredible length but the girth of the monster shocked him. It was just enormous, maybe 4 feet across the head, Maisano said. I could tell from the body shape, almost stubby like at the tail, that it had to be a great white, and after we saw it a few more times I was certain. He guessed the weight of the beast at between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds. Not to be daunted, the Maisanos and their charter for the day, Fab Marchese of Ancaster, Ontario, decided to take on the giant. I lleted a ve pound slab of bonito, which is a very bloody sh, and rigged it up on one of the Goliath grouper rods, which are set up to handle really big sh, Maisano said. The line was 150-pound-test Power Pro braid, leading to a length of 200 pound test mono and then to a strand of heavy wire bite leader. The hook was an 18/0. The bait was oated out under a balloon. It didnt take right away, Maisano said. It swam around downtide for about 15 minutes, and then it nally smelled it and we were hooked up. Fortunately, the 45-year-old Marchese was in good shape because of his occupation, running a construction company in Ontario. He would need to be; for the next four hours and 30 minutes, he sat in the ghting chair at the bow of the Donzi while the Maisanos followed the giant sh. It would go down to bottom for 30 minutes, and I couldnt move it up, and then it would come up for a few minutes, sometimes come by the boat, and then down for another 30 minutes, Marchese said. It swam along down at about 70 feet when it was down Joe told me he could see it on the sonar. They followed the shark over 4 miles from where they had hooked it, sometimes gaining line, sometimes losing. It never displayed any aggression toward them, Maisano said. Ive had bull sharks come up and really attack the outdrives when theyre hooked, but this shark never did I dont think it ever really got to the point where it was panicking or mad I think we were probably a good eight or 10 hours from beating it, if we ever could have. In any case, after a quick conrmation that great whites are a protected species that cant be boated or possessed, the anglers decided to bring the sh close enough for a leader touchthe universal coup in catch and release shing and then to cut it free. They brought the shark close for a few last photos, then snipped the wire and the giant swam off into the depths, leaving Fab Marchese with a shing tale to end all shing tales when he gets back home. Fab and the Maisanos have been elding media interviews ever since they posted a YouTube video of their epic battle. When I spoke to them Tuesday, they were waiting on the docks for a crew from Good Morning America to arrive for taping. To see the video and learn more about the Maisanos, visit their website www.gofast shing. com. (Theres a good bit of adult language on the video when the shark rst comes up at boatside, as you might expectanybody who can look a shark of that size in the eye at close range and not utter an expletive is much man indeed.) Are there great whites off the Panhandle?Scientists say there could be. The species prefers water temperatures in the 60s, which are common in Panhandle waters from December through March. And the large pelagic species like yellow ns, blue ns and sword sh are common in offshore waters here all are on the menu for great whites. Where mammal prey is abundant, whites seem to prefer the high energy esh; seals, whales and porpoises are all part of their diet. Researchers say that white sharks historically might have prowled the Gulf in search of the Caribbean monk seal, which was common here until it went extinct in the 1940s. However, as far as white sharks ever threatening Panhandle beaches, the odds are slim. Swimmers dont show up on area beaches until water temperatures are already too warm for comfort of carcharodon carcharias, and the gentle shelf in most areas is not conducive to long visits from this blue-water speciesthough as was made notorious through the lm Jaws, they do sometimes prowl near shore in New England waters.Great whites rare but a few show up every winter SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreCobia action has heated up with ten fish caught last week over the 50# mark. Most anglers are reporting fish running the stretch from Mexico Beach to Shell Island. Only one month away from red snapper season in our waters, so get your gear ready. New laws are in place again this year for both federal and state waters, so make sure you check them before heading out. Trout and red fish are on the move in St. Joe Bay still. Good reports from the flats behind Blacks Island are coming in daily with most anglers using live shrimp or bull minnows for the trout, and bull minnows for the flounder. Surf fishing is producing great pompano catches along Mexico Beach and the Cape. CAPT. EARL SOLOMON | Special to the TimesLuke Solomon, 12, holds a 3-pound 11-ounce ounder that won rst place, and $500, in the adult division of the fth annual Rock the Dock shing tournament last weekend in Panacea. Solomon also had a third place Spanish mackerel and a third place red sh. ROCKING THE DOCK Page 8 Thursday, May 2, 2013

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.com ASectionBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com After a lengthy search, the Franklin County Seahawk football program has turned to a young assistant coach from Bozeman to succeed Josh Wright as head coach. Aaron York, 31, has been selected by the specially appointed search committee among a eld of about 50 applicants. His hiring is expected to receive approval from the school board when it next meets May 9. As administrative assistant at the Deane Bozeman School in Panama City, York will nish out his duties there before assuming the head coach reins. Spring practice began Wednesday under the direction of interim coach Tim Wheeler, who was not among the applicants to seek the head football coaching job. York has spent the last six years as defensive coordinator for Loren Tillman, coach of the Bozeman Bucks. A 2000 graduate of Mosley High School, York played football at and received his bachelors degree from Louisiana College, a private Baptist-affiliated institution of higher education in Pineville. York is the son of former Rutherford and Bay head baseball coach Freddie York. Aaron succeeds Wright, who has been named head coach at Panama Citys Arnold High School. York met his new players Monday, and the word is that the young mans enthusiasm for the new job has caught on with the players. Principal George Oehlert said the search committee reviewed more than 50 applications and narrowed the eld down to ve nalists. The committee also included new principal Eric Bidwell, veteran teacher Elinor Mount Simmons and active sports booster parents Stacy Kirvin and Gene McLeod. Oehlert said none of the Seahawks existing football coaching staff sought the head coach position. York was very enthusiastic. He knew a lot about us, as they had played us, and he had done his homework, Oehlert said. He had speci cs on certain players and had some denitive ideas. York has said he wants to step up the weight program and work to ensure football players take part in either track or baseball in the offseason. He said strength and speed are what wins games, Oehlert said. He was really excited, with an enthusiastic, high-energy, get-to-work type attitude. Everybody who we talked to, as far as references, were so high on him, Oehlert said. They had high praise about how enthusiastic he is, how knowledgeable he is. He knows what the life of a coach is. York did not put in for the post of athletic director, which has been sought by several of the Seahawk coaches. Bidwell is expected to soon announce his selection for that job, which had been held by PLAYEROFTHEWEEKSPONSORSeahawkvarsitybaseballplayerTrentonLeecompletedhisfreshman seasoninnefashion,afterswitchingfromhisnormalspotatrst basetocoveringthird.CoachMikeEmersonsaidbyyearsend,Lees batgothot,andthathehitbetterthan.300inthelasthalf-dozen games,includinggoing2-for-3inthedistricttourneyopener.He wasstartingtohittheballwellandseetheballwell,saidEmerson. Hesdoingthelittlethingstogethimselfbetterfornextyear.Congratulations,Trenton! 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A10 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 The following is the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period at the Franklin County Elementary School.KINDERGARTENPerfect Attendance: Kirsten Barron, Summer Bunnell, Caleb Curry, Nyashia Evans, Emmanuel Marcum, Shakira Miller, Rosa Pascual, Christopher Russell, Josiah Friddle Good Citizenship: Preston Butler, Raegan Dempsey, Jasmine Gray, Sarah Ham, Aiden Hicks, Mya Huckeba, Lilianna Joiner, Madison Millender, Rosa Pascual, Ernest RomeroFIRST G G RADEAll As: Jada Allen, Aden Bass, Brayden Barwick, Bricyn Kennedy, Kyie Proctor, Terry Proctor, Rebecca Mahan, Chase Millender, Onamae Millender, Lonnie ONeal, Chandler Sanders, Braden Shiver, Jesse Whitted A/B: Logan Bentley, Maryssa Branch, Austin Chapman, Denim Chastain, William Chipman, Hannah Creamer, Kaden Downing, Xavier Glass, Natalie Gibbens, Owen Golden, Bradlynn Hutchins, Lynzi Kelley, Caitlin King, Kayleigh Leonard, Nathan March, Ethan Markham, Kirsten Martina, Gavin Millender, Reid Nix, Mason Pace, Haiden Parks, Emily Paterson, Cole Polous, Corbin Pritchard, Jaydan Richards, Anyah Rivera, Ansley Savage, Gavin Shelley, Anthony Stulsky, Max Thompson, Zach Thompson, Christian Wilson Perfect Attendance: Logan Bentley, Gabriela Diaz, Owen Golden, Esteban Juan, Chloey Malone, Harmony Malone, Jaylan Prince, Chandler Sanders, JaMarcus Turrell Good Citizenship: Aden Bass, Devin Barber, Aryauna Benjamin, Kaden Downing, Natalie Gibbens, Sheldon James, Kayleigh Leonard, Kirsten Martina, Corbin Pritchard, Anthony StulskySS ECOND G G RADEAll As: Lee Adkins, Ellis Billingsley, Grace Carroll, Kyera Crawford, Don Davis, Lucy Edwards, Marissa Gilbert, Alondra Jimenez, Autumn Loesch, Ryland Martina, Jaylan Prince, Kylie Rudd, Emaleigh Segree, Aubree Swango-Moore A/B: Dax Chitty, Sarai Crumbliss, Karlee Cruson, Kaiden Faison, Emily Fichera, September Ferrell, Matthew Gordon, Emma Gragg, Sara Johnsen, Jerz Kelly, OMarion Kelly, Kelsey Martina, Shalyn Massey, Parker Mock, Riley ONeal, Luis Ramirez, Kaylee Segree, Ethan Shirley, Adia Siler, Emily Smith, Evan Stanley, Cameron Thompson, Arianna Tipton, Willie Wallace, TyAsia Yarrell Perfect Attendance: Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss, Emily Fichera, Simon Garner, Matthew Gordon, Emma Gragg, Alondra Jimenez, Shalyn Massey, Jesse Mock, Kylie Rudd, Emaleigh Segree Good Citizenship: Jessie Alday, Narussa Gilbert, Alondra Jimenez, Tariah Jones, Emaleigh Segree, Kimberly Segree, Jerz Kelly, Emma Gragg,TT HIRD G G RADEAll As: Sage Brannan, Garison Cook, Casandra Gibbens, Brendon Polous, Marina ONeal, Rachel Rudd, Austin Segree, Kristen Stancil, Tate Stanley, Brianna Sutcliffe, Larry Winchester, Maddison Whitten A/B: Ariel Andrews, Trinity Barron, Christopher Baxley, Rileigh Boatwright, Gage Boone, Bradley Burch, Trinity Cassell, Hayley Creamer, Emma Crum, Kyler Custer, Bryce Gilbert, Dylan Grifn, Janaria Lane, Ava McAnally Robert Nessly, Grace Patterson, Anthony Roberts, Sydney Shana, Rebecca Shiver, Annie Smith Perfect Attendance: Auna Arroyo, Trinity Barron, Cynthia Ceron, Kristen Estes, Casandra Gibbens, Bryce Gilbert, Dylan Grifn, Robert Nessley, Brendon Polous, Rachel Rudd, Kyler Custer, Amber Golden, Larry Winchester, Haley Williams, Michael Square, Tate Stanley Good Citizenship: Brianna Cooper, Emily Creamer, Kyler Custer, Amber Golden, Logan Smith, Michael Square, Hayley Williams, Larry Winchester, Maddison Whitten FOURTH G G RADEAll As: Camille Davis, Tina Granger, Austin Gray, Brycin Huckeba, Hollie Larkin, Katie Newman, Madalyn Thompson A/B: Ethan Anderson, Krystina Branch, Layla Chisholm, Tressie Edwards, Camron Evans, Francisco Juan, Steven Malone, Landen Millender, Shirah Pelt, Destanie Proctor, Cole Shelly, Makayla Varner, Logan Waller, Eli Whaley, Charlee Winchester Perfect Attendance: Ethan Anderson, Tiauna Benjamin, Caden Evans, Camron Evans, Francisco Juan, Steven Malone, Katie Newman, Breauna Shiver, Jarvis Turrell, Madeline Weisz Good Citizenship: Damion Evans, Francisco Juan, Marci Kelley, Hollie Larkin, Cole Shelley, Jarvis TurrellFIf F TH G G RADEAll As: Brandon Farr, KT Nessly, Chloe Owens, Mikel Register, Drake Stanley A/B: Chasity Ard, Isaiah Barber, Cale Barber, Mei-Li Chamber, Rosie Davis, Alexy Erickson, Jace Faircloth, Kaleb Foley, Takiah Ford, Teri Messer, Jesse Ray, Keondre Sewell, Jacob Shirley, Honesti Williams, Chandler Wray Perfect Attendance: Isaiah Barber, Mei-Li Chamber, Takiah Ford, Krista Fuller, Alex Howard, Nicholas Hutchins, Jonathan Lewis, Zander McCalpin, KT Nessly, Stormie Petty, Jesse Ray, Joseph Square, Chelsie Woods, Chandler Wray FRANKLINCOUNTYBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS NOTICEOFSOLICITATION REQUESTFORQUALIFICATIONSNoticeisherebygiventhattheFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissionersisseekingStatementsofQualications fromrmsandindividualsforthedesignandpermittingofamulti-usepathalongAlligatorDrive(CR370)fromAlligator PointMarinatoGulfShoreBoulevard.StatementsofQualicationsneedtoaddressthefollowingcriteria: Firmqualications Staqualications Pastexperienceonsimilarprojects Proposedscheduleforcompletingtheproject FirmsandindividualssubmittingaStatementofQualicationswillbeevaluatedandrankedontheabovecriteriaby acommitteenamedbytheFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners.erankingbythiscommitteewillbe reportedtotheFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissionersfornalapproval. isproject(FinancialProjectID429854-1-38-01)isfederallyfundedwithassistancefromtheFloridaDepartmentof TransportationandtheFederalHighwayAdministration.BysubmittingaStatementofQualications,theconsultant certiesthatnoprincipal(whichincludesocers,directors,orexecutives)ispresentlysuspended,proposedfordebarment, declaredineligibleorvoluntarilyexcludedfromparticipationonthistransactionbyanyFederalDepartmentorAgency. BiddingopportunitieswillbegivenonanondiscriminatorybasistoallqualiedbiddersregardlessofStateorLocal Agencyboundaries,race,gender,color,religion,age,disability,maritalstatusornationalorigin. Pleasesubmitthree(3)copiesofthequalicationsto: FranklinCountyClerkofCourt 33MarketStreet,Suite203 Apalachicola,Florida32320 AllsubmissionmustbeinasealedenvelopewhichisclearlymarkedAlligatorDriveMulti-UsePathandsubmittedby 4:30p.m.onMonday,May20,2013.eFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillopenthequalications onTuesday,May21,2013,attheirregularmeetingbeginningat9:00a.m.intheCourthouseAnnex,34ForbesStreet, Apalachicola,Florida.eBoardofCountyCommissionersreservestherighttorejectanyorallproposals. FormoreinformationcontactMarkCurentonatmcurenton@fairpoint.netor850-653-9783x-160. FranklinCountyisanEqualOpportunityEmployerandaDrug-FreeWorkplace. 2092216 Brain Bowls Parker named to Team FloridaBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com The Franklin Brain Bowl team scored big at the 2013 Commissioners Academic Challenge in Orlando on April 18 20. Franklin placed second in Division III during the preliminaries, and was in rst place in the Division III seminals. The scholarly Seahawks squad placed fth in the nals, but because of the academic abilities shown in the preliminaries and semis, the judges chose Franklin team member junior Malachi Parker, as a member of the 2013 Team Florida. Team Florida consists of six students, one each from the division-winning districts and three chosen from the remaining teams. The six students earning this distinction receive a $1,000 scholarship. Franklins team consisted of seniors Morgan Walker and Stephanie Marxsen; juniors Parker, Lenny Ward, Stefan DeVaughn and Laura Gallegos, and an upcoming and promising competitor for next year, observer Macey Hunt. The Commissioners Academic Challenge is a highly academic statewide high school tournament inaugurated in 1986. The districts are placed in three divisions based on the fall fulltime enrollment summary provided by the Florida Department of Education. Each team consists of six members (a maximum of four players during each of the three rounds and two alternates) and a coach. A maximum of six teams may compete in one competition round. This is not a quick response, Trivial Pursuit contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, ne arts, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools throughout the state. The goal of the tournament is to provide a prestigious academic arena in which Floridas academically talented high school students are recognized. The Franklin Team would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors for their monetary support, making it possible to participate in the CAC tournament: El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Millender & Sons Seafood, Sportsman Lodge Bob & Edda Allen, Piggly Wiggly, 2 Als at the Beach, Carrabelle IGA, Jimmys Auto, Apalachicola IGA, Suncoast Realty, Paul Marxsen Coach, Ards Service, Dale Millender Coach, and Sanders and Duncan, P.A. Franklin Countys performance at the Academic Challenge followed a strong showing in the March 15-16 Big Bend High School Brain Bowl tournament in Tallahassee. Brain Bowl is an academic competition that requires students to have a deep knowledge base of literature, mathematics, science, history, government, politics, sports, and current events. Both Franklin County teams made it to the seminals at this years tournament. Because of Franklins Division A win in 2011, Franklin advanced up a division to play against AA schools such as John Paul II, Leon, North Florida Christian, Wakulla, and Florida High. The Franklin A team went on to the nals against the Wakulla B team. Franklin lost the match with Wakulla to place second in the 2013 Big Bend High School Brain Bowl Division A competition. For contributions to the Brain Bowl team contact Dale Millender at 670-2800. We will continue our fund raising efforts to offset a balance of $950. The total trip to Orlando cost for seven students and two coaches was $7,169. Franklin Co. Elementary HONOR HONOR ROROLL FCHS team notches two ne nishes MAlLACHI PARkKERSS pecial to the TT imesBrain Bowl teammates, from left, are Macey Hunt. Stefan DeVaughn, Malachi Parker, Lenny Ward, Stephanie Marxsen, Laura Gallegos and Morgan Walker. Schools

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LocalThe Times | A11Thursday, May 2, 2013and assigned to patrol the rivers and other waterways of the Confederate states and to enforce the Union blockade. She could reverse direction without turning because either end could serve as the bow. In an April 24, 1862 letter, addressed to Rear Adm. T. Bailey, commander of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, Lt. Cmdr. George Morris, master of the Port Royal, described a raid in which several Confederate ofcers and a small amount of cotton and ordinance were taken. Morris had received a tip that some cotton was in Apalachicola awaiting shipment north or transfer to a blockade runner. On April 20, he made a night visit to the harbor with an armed party and captured bales, 1 large crate and 2 bags of cotton along with ordinance for a 32 pounder gun. He surprised and captured F. Planquist, coxswain; Joseph Pagan, captain hold and Antonio Messina, captains steward. All three men were assigned to the rebel gunboat Chattahoochee then under construction up the river in a makeshift boatyard in Early County, Ga. The South had high hopes for the Chattahoochee, so it was a coup for Morris to gain rst-hand knowledge from crew members. They told him she carried, one 100-pounder rie, one IX-inch Dahlgren and four 32 pounders. He also learned she had a crew of 120 with 110 currently aboard ship. Her speed was reported at 12 knots. Although the nal southern fortications were not yet in place, Morris reported the river was already obstructed with three heavy chains across the narrow part of the channel; two shore batteries of six guns each. In the same raid, Morris captured a ne canal boat he believed was being used to transport contraband. On April 29, Clinton Thigpin, a Confederate loyalist and former sheriff of Apalachicola, also penned notes on the same raid to Capt. James Barrow, at Camps of John Landing in Florida. Thigpin bragged, I can draw the enemy out at any time and check him in his incursions to town. He said Morris arrived in ve launches with over 100 men and two howitzers. They ransacked the town and left at 8 a.m. the following morning. Thigpin reported that Morris spent the night in a house in town and drank all night. About the same time, Morris wrote to his wife that he was lonely and depressed in his post. If Thigpin was able to draw Morris out, he never did so and the crew of the Port Royal must have had some fairly civil interaction with the townsfolk over their long visitation. On Dec. 24, 1862, the crew invited the town to a play aboard ship, in benet of Santa Claus. A surviving hand-lettered poster promises three acts of entertainment presented by the Port Royal Dramatic Association including The Intrigue and Mr. Tim Toodles with all parts being played by men. On May 24, 1863, Morris led a party of fewer than 50 Union sailors on a raid 45 miles up the Apalachicola and seized the sloop Fashion, loaded down with cotton. It was a minor feat but it sent off alarms throughout the Apalachicola River Valley. The CSS Chattahoochee was dispatched south. Unfortunately, she encountered the leading edge of a hurricane. She attempted to return without ever engaging the enemy, but a massive steam explosion, possible caused by a faulty pressure gauge, rocked the vessel. Sixteen members of the crew were scalded to death by the steam. Another was mortally injured, two more were severely injured and another four received minor injuries. Panicked that the gunpowder in the ships magazines might explode, the remaining crew scuttled her in the muddy river. An ofcial report said this of the disaster. No description, I am told, could possibly be given of the scene on the deck of the Chattahoochee, men running about frantic with pain, leaving the impression of their bleeding feet, and sometimes the entire esh, the nails and all, remaining behind them. The dead and wounded were taken on shore, where they remained until the next afternoon, most of the time with a terrible storm raging. Thigpin and his 10-yearold daughter Lizzie was detained by Union troops with contraband on at least one occasion. In the end, Union armies never used the Apalachicola to access the Deep South. Approach overland proved more effective. 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A12| The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 90892T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 11-000120-CA TIB BANK, Plaintiff, v. APALACH CLASSIC SYSTEMS, INC., a Florida corporation; SALLY A. LEACH; GREGORY E. LEACH a/k/a GREGORY E. LEACH, M.D.; ADVANCED MEDICAL CENTER, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; LOGICAL INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated September 25, 2012, and the Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale in the above-styled case in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, I will, on May 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, the following described real property: Parcel 1: Lots 1, 2 and the Southeast 30 feet of Lot 3, Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, according to the map or plat thereof now in common use at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: Northwest 30 feet of Lot 4, Northwest 46 feet of Lot 8, and all of Lots 5, 6 and 7, all in Block , of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat in common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 3: The Southeast 30 feet of Lot 4 and the Northwest 30 feet of Lot 3, in Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat in common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated on this 16th day of April, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, Florida By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 2, 9, 2013 93213T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on May 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Parcel 1: Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 2, Addition to Magnolia Bluffs according to the official plat thereof on file in Plat Book 2, Page 17, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: ALSO: Lots 3, 6, & 7, Block 7, Addition to Magnolia Bluffs, according to the official plat thereof on file in Plat Book 2, Page 17, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 3: ALSO: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Fractional Section 29, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and thence run due East along the Southern boundary of said Fractional Section 29 for 1002.25 feet to a point on the Northern right of way of U.S. Highway 319, thence North 54 degrees 00 minutes East along said highway right of way for 104.00 feet, thence South 36 degrees 00 minutes East for 100.00 feet to a point on the Southeastern right of way of U.S. Highway 319 for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 54 degrees 00 minutes East along the Southeastern right of way line of U.S. Highway 319 for 50.00 feet, thence South 36 degrees 00 minutes East to the waters of St. George Sound, thence Southwesterly along the waters edge of said St. George Sound to a point that is South 36 degrees 00 minutes East to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 36 degrees 00 minutes West to the POINT OF BEGINNING. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. BLUFF PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, KENNETH FISH, Managing Member and individually, and AARON TAYLOR, Managing Member and individually, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 11-000142-CA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Stephen A Pitre, Esquire, Post Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 10th day of April, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93221T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on May 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Parcel 4: Lot 44 of Casa Del Mar Subdivision, Phase One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. BLUFF PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, KENNETH FISH, Managing Member and individually, and AARON TAYLOR, Managing Member and individually, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 11-000142-CA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Stephen A Pitre, Esquire, Post Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 10th day of April, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93287T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-00025-CP Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF TERRELL DANNER ADAMICK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Terrell Danner Adamick, deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: Lori Jean Craig 1000 W Pine Drive St. George Island, FL 32328 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 442178 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint. net April 25, May 2, 2013 93379T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-00161-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4 DOOR WHITE PICKUP TRUCK VIN NO. 1GCEK19T04E205295 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE ACTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FLORIDA CONTRABAND FORFEITURE ACT TO: TUCKER MONROE BOHLING, 1521 FRANK AND MARGARET LANE TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 AND ANY UNKNOWN INTERESTED PARTIES. RE: In Re: Forfeiture of the Following Described Property: 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4 DOOR WHITE PICKUP TRUCK, VIN NO. 1GCEK19T04E205295, Florida Tag No. 832YBL. The Franklin County Sheriffs Office has filed a Certificate of Compliance with Forfeiture Act and Complaint for Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida. An Order Finding Prob-

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Copies of the Complaint and Order of Probable Cause can be provided by the Franklin County Clerk of Court. You are required to file any responsive pleadings and affirmative defenses, within twenty (20) days of receiving notice, with the Franklin County Clerk of Court, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 and to serve copies upon Donna Duncan, Counsel for the Franklin County Sheriffs Office, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., 80 Market Street, P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, FL 32329. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Clerk of the Court on this 24th day of April, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 2, 9 2013 93435T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-51-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN A. DUARTE, ALAN K. MULLINS, and ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2013, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-51-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CADENCE BANK, N.A., and the Defendants, JOHN A. DUARTE, ALAN K. MULLINS, and ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 18th day of July, 2013, at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 23 of Block E, St. James Bay Subdivision, Phase II, a Subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Pp. 23-29, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. 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The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESIs accepting application for Inspectors Reliable, hardworking inspectors with good customer service & teamwork skills. Must have reliable transportation & work weekends. Reservationist Good written and oral communication skills, excellent customer service. Prior sales experience helpful. Must work weekends. Apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Medical/Health LPN or Medical Asst. FTposition available for an office nurse at Shoreline Medical Group in PSJ. We see adults and children. We are a very busy practice. Responsibilities will include, primary patient care, vaccinations, medical procedures, telephone triage & scheduling. Benefits include paid sick/vacation time and health insurance. The successful applicant will be energetic, flexible, willing to learn & committed to patient care. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Anyone interested may call 850-229-8010 for information. EOE. OtherEBROGREYHOUND PARK and Poker Room is Hiring For the Following Positions:Mutual Clerks Food & Beverage Servers Concessions and Bartenders Please apply Monday through Saturday at 6558 Dog Track Rd. Ebro, FL WEB ID 34249424 OtherMerchandiserFGXI seeks a retail merchandiser to service stores in Carrabelle. Please apply at www .fgxi.appone.com Web ID#34249843 Text FL49843 to 56654 Editorial/WritingWRITER(S) NEEDED NOW!!WRITER(S) NEEDED NOW! Established and growing local interest publication has immediate assignments available for responsible, qualified writers. Interested parties respond with complete contact information, a brief note of introduction, and two work samples to:info@mustseemagazine.comWeb ID#: 34250571 Text FL50571 to 56654 Office/Retail Space For Rent1,000 sq. ft. at High Cotton on Water St in Apalachicola. $1,200/mo plus utilities. Call Kathy Robinson at Robinson Real Estate Co. 850-653-7196.Text FL48011 to 56654 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL48155 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL50614 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12X 65deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 1 BR, CottageCH/Ain Apalachicola, 850-643-7740 Appalachacola 4 Bedroom/ 1 Bath. Wood frame. Central heat and air, all appliances electrical. $950/ month, plus $950 deposit. Call (561) 312-7188 North Historic District 5th Street building lot. $29,000 OBO. 60 x 100. Corner lot. Brokers pro-tected (404) 218-0077 Total Down Pmt $675 Ford Taurus T ot al Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $775 Chevy Blazer T ot al Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $1175 Chevy Silverado T ot al Price $8,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Houseboat For Sale40 Spirit of the River Spa boat. $48,000. Shown by appointment only. Call Kathy Robinson, at Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-7196 or stop by 44 Avenue E. Text FL48013 to 56654

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, May 2, 2013 SELLYOURLISTINGSHERE! (850)814-7377 (850)227-7847SOLD JohnShelby,Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#249144$59,000LanarkVillageDOUBLEENDUNIT2BR,1BA,Goodlocation,niceyard&trees,screen porch,spaciouskitchenanddiningareaopeningonto sideporch,appliancesstay,atticstorage,attachedstorage building.NeedsjustalittleTLC,Ownernancing available,CollinsAve,ListedbyJanieBurke JohnShelby,Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#249164$23,000ApalachicolaLOTON21stSTREETBorderedbyseveralmaturetreesincludingamajestic cypress,interiorisopen&easytowalkandinspect, quietneighborhood&closetoHistoricApalachicola, Idealfornewconstructionoraninvestmentproperty, ownernancing.ListedbyMichaelBillings LocatedonapeninsulawithinthegatedPlantationcommunityandsurroundedbybeautifulviewsofthe Bayandmarsh,thishomeistheperfectpeacefulplacetoenjoynatureandtoinviteovernightgueststotheir privatequarters!Mainhouseincludeslivinganddiningrooms,kitchen,mastersuitewithoutdoorshower, screenedporchwithindoor/outdoorreplace.Guestwingincludes3bedrooms,livingroom,morningkitchen andlaundry!Veryprivateoutdoorhottubaccessiblefrombothareasofthisuniquehomeoverlooksthemarsh withoutstandingviews.Thiscustombuilthomewithbeautifulcabinets,pineoors/trim,lotsofcareful detailsgivingafeelingofasecludedgetawaywaslovinglycraftedbytheowners.Coveredgarage,water ltrationsystem,circulardrive,beautifullandscapingmakethisamustseehome! ShimmeringSandsRealty STEVEHARRIS866-927-4654|Home:850-927-4654Cell:850-890-1971 www.stevesisland.com www.1431PelicanLane.com BeautifullylandscapedhomewithspectacularBayandBridgeviewswithmanynewupdates.Remodeled kitchen(newcabinets,countertops,sink,disposal,stove,dishwasher,tileoor),lgdiningareawithheat reectivewindowlm;3lgBRswithnewmasterBA;privateocejustothelargemasterbedroom;2walkinclosets.Thishouseisperfectforentertainingwithahugefrontporchandlivingareawithhardwoodoors andwoodburningreplace.Landscapehasirrigationwellandnativeplants.Higheciencyheatpump,new roof,6additionalin.roofinsulation.Presentownershaveimmaculatelymaintainedandimprovedthisvery comfortableBayViewhome!Buyershouldverifysquarefootage. ShimmeringSandsRealty STEVEHARRIS866-927-4654|Home:850-927-4654Cell:850-890-1971 www.stevesisland.com www.332CookStreet.com RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoastOurlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentiedwhatthey feelarethebestvaluesaroundandareoeringthem toyouinRealEstatePicks!(Inthissection),Discover thebestrealestatevaluesinMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe, Apalachicola,CapeSanBlas,St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelle andsurroundingareas. Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guiness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) Besides money whats the most common reward employers give their workers? Weekend getaway, Discounts, Lunch, Afternoon off 2) Statistics say 73 percent of women are more apt to marry a man who has what? Drivers license, Tattoo, Home, Pet 3) Whats the a.k.a. of Donald Ducks sister, Della Thelma Duck? Ductella, Dumbella, Thelmaletta, Thelmor 4) Where is Americas No. 1 bus destination? Branson, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Area 51 5) The average guy will lie how many times on the rst date? 1, 3, 6, 9 6) Surete Nationale is the French equivalent of our? NASA, FBI, NRA, Library of Congress 7) From a classic Brady Bunch, what game did Alice trip over, spraining her ankle? Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly, Life 8) Who entered the country music charts for the rst time with Cry Cry Cry? Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, George Strait 9) Who was the original choice to play Lamont on TVs Sanford and Son? Cleavon Little, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby 10) Until rubber erasers were invented, what did writers commonly use? Flour, Bread crumbs, Saliva, Lemon juice 11) What product was introduced in the colors of steel blue and chrome? Tupperware, Velcro, Frisbee, Duct tape 12) Kellys Eye is sometimes referred to as what number on a dartboard? 1, 3, 7, 9 13) Whats the term for the playing surface of a soccer eld? Kite, Pitch, Lume, Masa 14) Studies say that if you have a desk job, you do what twice as much as one who does manual labor? Pray, Eat, Loaf, Bathroom trips ANSWERS 1) Lunch. 2) Pet. 3) Dumbella. 4) Branson. 5) 6. 6) FBI. 7) Chinese Checkers. 8) Johnny Cash. 9) Cleavon Little. 10) Bread crumbs. 11) Duct tape. 12) 1. 13) Pitch. 14) Eat. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By LOIS SWOBODAOn Saturday, about 200 people took part in a picnic and ceremony to celebrate Patriot Day. For the second year, the Southern Builders Association prepared and sold Cajun cuisine to benet Veterans Park and subsidize funds for the care of the memorial. Keynote speakers for this years event were James Kennedy, a retired Army colonel who is veterans service ofcer for Gulf County, and Ben Humphries, from Vero Beach, who is state president of Vietnam Veterans of America. Both men spoke on patriotism. They praised the Three Soldiers monument. Humphries cautioned that support and services for veterans must be guarded. He talked about the lingering effects of the war on those who fought and their children and even grandchildren. Ginny Griner sang the Star Spangled Banner, the JROTC program from Port St. Joe High School presented the colors and Joel Hammond, president of the Southern Builders Association, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Frank Cook and Steve Lanier, both retired Navy ofcers, laid a wreath at the foot of the monument. The group then adjourned to Chapman Botanical Gardens to enjoy jambalaya and white beans prepared by the culinary branch of the builders association. Jimmy Mosconis, organizer of the event, said he felt it went well and praised Humphries, Kennedy and the builders association. Funds raised will be used to provide extra care to the garden surrounding the Three Soldiers Detail South. Lloyd Dunlap, pictured here, volunteers his services in maintaining the statue. He visits quarterly from Savannah, Ga. to do so. Dunlap said he began his volunteer efforts after observing wear on monuments in Washington, DC.Applications available for Head StartApplications are being accepted for fall enrollment in the Head Start program. There is no cost for participation in the program, which serves 3-year-old children, who turn 3 by Sept. 1, 2013, and 4-yearold children, who will not be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2013. This also includes children with disabilities. Particiapnts must be a resident of Franklin, Leon or Jefferson counties. Families must also meet federal income guidelines. For more information, call (850) 2012050 or stop by the Head Start ofce in Tallahassee, 309 Ofce Plaza Drive, second level, to pick up an application.Girl Scouts offer science program May 11The Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle are calling out to all second and third grade girls. Do you like science? Want to learn how to do science projects at home? Come out to the Franklin County library branch in Carrabelle on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and see how Girl Scouts do science right. Cost for the event is $10 for Girl Scouts, and $22 for non-Girl Scouts. Free for parents. For more information, call Clarissa Medina at (850) 386-2131 or email to cmedina@gscfp.org.Carrabelle seniors to host Saturday danceThere will be a dance held this Saturday evening, May 4, at the Carrabelle Senior Center. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Music will be provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. The Senior Center is located at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. News BRIEfsFSPatriots ock to Veterans ParkLOI I S SWOB B ODA | The TimesLloyd Dunlap gives a nal buff to the newly waxed Three Soldiers Detail South monument in preparation for the Patriot Day celebration.