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By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com An Eastpoint woman is being treated after being bitten by a rabid fox. On Thursday, July 18, the county health department issued an alert after tests con rmed a fox that attacked a woman in Eastpoint Monday was infected with rabies. The attack occurred when two homeowners were working in their yard near the end of North Bayshore Drive. The woman went to Weems Memorial Hospital where her wounds were treated and was then sent to the health department by the attending physician. Department spokesman David Walker said the health department has ordered rabies vaccine to treat the victim of the attack. Julie McKinney, director of nursing for Gulf and Franklin counties, said the woman must begin treatment for rabies within 10 days of being exposed. “The cost of treatment is around $2,000,” she said. Albert Floyd, director of animal control, said traps have been set on North Bayshore to catch additional foxes. Doris Shiver Gibbs, who lives near the site of Monday’s attack, said a fox attacked her dog on Wednesday. She said the dog was on her porch. She went to check on it at about 2 p.m. when she heard a loud disturbance and found a ght in progress. “The only thing between me and the fox was my dog,” she said. Gibbs’ dog was current in its rabies vaccination. After the attack, Gibbs reBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com County commissioners Tuesday morning wrapped up a day-long budget workshop continued from last week by doing what they said all along they planned to do – give the 165 county employees more pay for the upcoming scal year. The $200,000 earmarked for an $1,100 across the board pay increase met with no formal objections from the ve commissioners, who spent all day Thursday reviewing budget proposals from constitutional of cers, county department heads, and various other government bodies who depend on county support. The pay hike is just one component of what looks to be a roughly 9 percent increase in the millage rate for the next year, a shade more than a half-mill up from this year’s 5.9637 mills to a proposed 6.4938 mills. Proceeds from this ad valorem taxation will total about $10.58 million, about $750,000 more than the $9.84 million generated by property taxes this scal year. ERIN GRIFFITH County plans tax increase VOL. 127 ISSUE 13 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Employees to get pay hike, new health plan Special to the Times Tourism tax gures released by the Tourist Development Council show more “heads in beds” in Franklin County during March and April than any other spring since 2005, when the tax was rst implemented. The state sales tax report shows more than $80,880 in tourism tax revenues were collected from visitors during March and $90,000 during April. The numbers represent an 11 percent increase to an industry that last year generated more than $40 million in lodging revenues alone. Industry of cials say if the current trend holds, Franklin County’s lodging industry is on track to generate nearly $44 million in revenue during 2013, making it an important economic force behind jobs and economic development countywide. Rabid fox bites Eastpoint woman See TAX A3 Franklin County bed tax shows best spring ever US FISH AND WILDLIFE | Special to the Times The population of foxes in the Eastpoint neighborhood is large. The year so far A look at bed tax numbers shows that the current scal year is running well ahead of last year, which brought in more than $916,000 in revenue. 2011-12 2012-13 Difference YTD Change OCTOBER $48,383 $53,543 $5,160 10.67% NOVEMBER $34,441 $40,334 $5,892 17.10% DECEMBER $21,597 $21,510 $86 0.00% JANUARY $30,392 $33,657 $3,264 10.74% FEBRUARY $52,045 $49,365 -$2,679 -5.15% MARCH $66,597 $80,880 $14,282 21.44% APRIL $81,641 $90,242 $8,601 10.53% By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com A young Eastpoint oysterman perished Monday morning working under adverse weather conditions in Apalachicola Bay. The body of 21-yearold Brandon Wayne “Bruno” Creamer was recovered Tuesday afternoon in Apalachicola Bay about a mile east from where his small boat went down Monday morning in a thunderstorm. Capt. Chester Creamer, with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Of ce, said a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helicopter spotted the body about 2:30 p.m. Law enforcement of cials aboard the sheriff’s watercraft, and one from the Wewahitchka Search and Rescue Team., retrieved the body from the water and brought it to St. George Island. Clarice Powell, victim advocate at the sheriff’s of ce, said distraught family members awaited the grim news on the shoreline. Powell accompanied Creamer’s mother, Maggie Creamer, and her anc Lance Flowers, to Kelley’s Funeral Home, where Bruno Creamer’s body was taken before being transported to Tallahassee for an autopsy. “It was very emotional for her. Being a mother she wanted to see him,” Powell said. “A mother just needs closure, and that’s something I advocate for. If a mom wants to see her child, that’s what a mom needs to do.” Creamer’s fellow oystermen, together with law enforcement vessels, scoured the area on the northwest side of Bird Island, west of the St. George Island bridge, working in daylight from the time the oystering vessel sank with two aboard in bad weather at about 8 a.m. Monday. Eastpoint resident Billie Murray, 18, was picked up within minutes by another boat in the vicinity and was taken to Weems Memorial Hospital, treated and released. A sheriff’s deputy on the bridge at the time of the mishap said Brandon Creamer clung to oyster tongs for a time, before the swift current pulled him beneath the waves. “She’s hanging in there the best she can,” Powell said. “She treaded water. She knew how to swim, not very well, but she knew how to tread water.” Chester Creamer said reports are that waves in the pelting rain swamped the stern and brought the boat down. Powell said Murray had time to call her sister, who was on a nearby oyster boat working with Don Davis. Also, a distress call was put in to the sheriff’s of ce, she said. Oysterman’s body recovered LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Divers from an interagency team assembled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission search Tuesday morning for the missing oysterman. BRANDON CREAMER TRAGEDY AT SEA See OYSTERMAN A2 See BED TAX A2 See FOX A3 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A14-A15 Stone in rehab, A16 King sh Shootout Aug. 2-3 The 10th annual King sh Shootout will be Aug. 3 and 4 at C-Quarters Marina, 501 U.S. 98. The Captain’s Meeting is at 6 p.m. Registration is $250 per boat. Online registration is available at the website www.cquartersmarina.com/ shootout.html. The shootout will be for king sh only. The guaranteed payout will be $16,500 with 10 places. You can win $5,000 for the biggest king sh. Proceeds bene t the Leukemia Research Foundation. For information, call 697 8400. Oyster, wild ower talks Thursdays The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host two educational talks in August at their visitor center at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. On Aug. 1, come learn about oysters and the reefs they call home. On Aug. 8, ANERR will host a wild ower lecture, slideshow and nature walk. Both talks are scheduled for 3 p.m. For more information, call 670-7703 or visit www.dep.state. .us/coastal/sites/ apalachicola/default. htm. xxxxx Opinion A4 xxxxx King sh Shootout 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

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 “There were life jackets on the boat but it went down so fast,” said Powell. “As it started going down, the current grabbed her. She lost sight of him be cause of the waves.”Davis and another oyster boat helped pick Murray up from the raging sea. “By the time they got there the boat had already sank,” Powell said. “They saw her, and it was a struggle getting her on the boat because the waves were so bad.” An oysterman aboard one of rst boats to arrive on the scene after the ac cident said “a sudden thun derstorm came through, and it got really bad. The waves picked up and water came over the side.” An onlooker reported four life jackets were seen oating in the area of the sunken boat. Stan Kirkland, a regional spokesman with FWC, said the vessel was buoyed but remains on the seaoor in about 10 foot deep water. In addition to FWC wa tercraft and an interagency dive team assembled by FWC, the sheriff’s ofce has two vessels in the search, together with one from the Florida Department of Ag riculture and Consumer Services. Chester Creamer said the sheriff’s boat used so nar and side scanners in their daylight search that were capable of showing everything on the bottom. “When it’s dark you can’t see,” he said. Shrimp boats worked Monday night dragging the sea oor in the area near where Creamer had gone in. George Watkins was among those aboard the shrimp boats, and he said the weather got so bad around 11 p.m. they were afraid they wouldn’t make it in. Kirkland said the bay was open for harvesting all this week. “Unless there is a closure that applies to oystering, they can oyster as they see t,” he said. “I would leave it up to sher men about that. Everybody should pay attention to the weather.” On Thursday morning, the commissioners began with a millage rate of 6.7684, which would generate about $11.05 million. In her report, Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson told commissioners Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper had certied a 2013 tax able value of 1.11 percent less than in 2012, and just slightly above the county’s tax base in 2003. In 2013, one mill generates $1.63 million; in 2012 one mill generated $1.65 million. The commissioners re viewed the constitutional ofcers and department heads’ budgets, each of which had to factor in a shift in retirement costs from the state. This overall amount ed to about $236,000 more county dollars than had to be paid into the state retire ment system last year. In addition, reported Erin Grifth, a staffer in the nance ofce, there would be about a $95,000 increase in the county’s Medicaid cost share, due to a state decision to modify how it invoiced counties for these charges. “That’s nothing we can argue with,” Grifth said. “We’re not able to verify our resident listing anymore.” Before reviewing the dif ferent departments, Com missioner Pinki Jackel indi cated she would not be vot ing on whether to tentatively approve any of the budgets at the hearing. “I’m here to listen, learn and work through our numbers,” she said. With the exception of the property appraiser’s ofce and the building depart ment, each of the constitu tional ofcers and depart ments showed an increase in next year’s budget, mostly between 1 and 5 percent. In discussing the largest single budget, Sheriff Mike Mock said he had cut three positions from this year’s budget and had offset the savings by putting in for three new vehicles in capital outlay. The sheriff proposed a $4.65 million budget, about 2.5 percent more than the $4.53 million spent this year. He also said he had not handed out raises but had made some promotions, and the cost of cell phone service had decreased. The sheriff’s nance di rector, Ginger Coulter, said medical costs for inmates were at a historically low level of $90,000. “We have very good management and hopefully it will stay that way,” she said, noting the jail’s pharmaceutical sup plier allows for a buyback program for medications. Jackel continued to fo cus on the issue of salary increases built into some of the budgets of constitu tional ofcers and county departments. She took aim at $2,000 pay increases built into staff ers’ salaries by Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott, who had proposed a 13.8 percent hike to this year’s budget of $268,000. Part of that in crease was due to a pro posed electronic poll book that staffer Heather Riley said would cost, together with maintenance and train ing, about $25,000. Jackel was skeptical about the immediate need for the poll book, which is growing in popularity among counties but is not yet state mandated. “We’re in anoth er tight budget scenario and every penny we add to that is an additional burden on taxpayers,” she said. Jackel reiterated her views that it was unfair to have some ofcials include salary increases in their budgets and then have these further enhanced with the across-the-board increases to all county employees. “This is something the county has to pay for every year going forward,” she said. “I’m going to oppose $2,000 salary increases. We haven’t looked for what we can do for salary increase from department to depart ment. This represents a stated increase over and above what salaries were last year.” At Tuesday’s continu ation of the budget work shop, Jackel said the clerk of courts and tax collectors’ ofces were the only two de partments not to build in sal ary hikes ahead of the com missioners’ decision what to apply across the board. She called the matter “a at out fairness issue” and suggested rather than apply the $1,100 across the board, to give constitutional of cers and department heads a lump sum and have them divvy it up as they see t. “That way department heads can take into consid eration who received raises and who did not,” she said. “At the end of the day there’s going to be a number of em ployees who don’t feel like they were treated fairly.” Commissioner Smokey Parrish said, and his col leagues agreed, it would be best to build in the salary increases into the budget total, and then decide at a later date specically how to have the pay hikes applied to the respective budgets. In order to bring the mill age down to the current proposal, commissioners favored a decision that they rst considered a year ago, which was to go entirely with the Capital Health Plan (CHP) health maintenance organization. That move is expected to result in a savings of $324,000 over the current plan, which gives employees a choice of whether to opt for Blue Cross-Blue Shield or CHP. Had the commission ers stuck with the blended plan, they would have seen an $86,000 savings over this year’s health care costs. Grifth said that the county would pay $610 per month per employee based on enrollment percentages, if they stuck with the blend ed option. By going with CHP, the county will pay just $451 monthly per employee, which covers individual, but not family, coverage. “The downside on that (CHP) is they have no net work in Bay County, but it would result in lower costs for employees,” Grifth said. “With CHP there are no de ductibles, only copays, but you must stay in network. That’s one way they keep their costs down.” At the request of the commissioners, Grifth sur veyed county workers Mon day in advance of Tuesday’s continued budget workshop. She said she received 70 re sponses out of 161 current enrollees in the health plan, about evenly divided be tween Blue Cross and CHP users. She said almost 40 per cent of the Blue Cross enroll ees said they would switch to CHP at open enrollment, which would mean a major ity of county workers would be on CHP at the Oct. 1 start of the new scal year. Commissioners voiced concern that two of the county’s most popular health care providers, car diologist Shezad Sanaul lah and podiatrist Tamara Marsh, were not on the CHP network. They said they planned to assist in any way possible in getting the two on the network. “I think we need to send the message that CHP is great health care,” Jackel said. “I know it’s a change, and we all resist change. 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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, July 25, 2013 The 50th Annual Miss Florida Seafood Pageant SA V ANNAH NICOLE COOK 17 year old daughter of Duane and Amy Cook of Eastpoint, and is a Senior at Franklin County High School. Sav annah is sponsored by Coastal New and Used Furniture. SAMANTHA ELIZABETH SHIVER 17 year old daughter of T on y and Joann Shiver of St George Island, and is a Senior of Franklin County Samantha is sponsored by Armistead Companies. ASHLEY MORGAN C ARROLL 17 year old daughter of T racey and Link Carroll of Eastpoint, and is a Senior at Franklin County High School. Ashley is sponsored by L ynn's Quality Oysters, Inc. MORGAN ELISE MAR TIN 16 Y ear old daughter of Henr y and T eresa Ann Martin of Apalachicola, and is a Junior at Franklin County High School. Morgan is sponsored by Gulf Coast W orkforce of Apalachicola. AALIY AH IREONNA WEST 15 Y ear old daughter of Melissa and Nanc y W est of Apalachicola, and is a Junior at Franklin County High School. 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The fox was tested for rabies, but results were inconclusive be cause the fox had been shot in the head. Brain material must be intact to be tested. Fulmer said when the presence of rabies cannot be conrmed in an attack the disease is always assumed to be present for public health rea sons. He said the fox’s aggressive behavior, particularly during the day, could be caused by rabies. Fulmer said he plans a free clinic to vaccinate animals for rabies on July 30 from 6-8 p.m. An adult must accompany all ani mals. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier for the animal’s safety. Director of Solid Waste Fon da Davis, who oversees animal control, said he feared residents were destroying the foxes. “That’s not helpful,” Davis said. “People need to stay away from the foxes and let animal control handle it. Don’t feed them and don’t shoot them.” Gibbs’ said the population of foxes in the neighborhood is large. She believes some North Bayshore residents are feeding wild animals including foxes, raccoons and bears. “I would like to see FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission) and the county step up and help with the problem of these animals,” Gibbs said. “We are afraid to let our grandchildren out to play.” Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus spread from an imal to animal by a bite, scratch or mucous membrane/open-skin exposure to the infected animal’s saliva. With possible rabies in hu mans, the injury is treated well before the onset of symptoms. According to MayoClinic.com, treatment for persons exposed to rabies consists of a fast-acting shot to prevent infection, part of which is given near the bite, as soon as possible after the expo sure. The rst shot is followed by a series of rabies vaccines to help the body learn to identify and ght the rabies virus. Rabies vac cines are given as ve injections in the arm over 14 days. Under the “Cruelty to Ani mals” section of the Florida Stat utes, dogs and cats more than four months old must be cur rently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian. The health department urges everyone to supervise compan ion animals when they are out doors and stay away from stray or wild animals, never touch a bat and never feed raccoons or any wild animal. If your pet ghts with a wild animal, put on rubber gloves before handling your pet. If a wild animal bites or scratch es you or your pet, do not shoot the attacker in the head because damaged brains cannot be tested for rabies. An exposed, unvaccinated cat or dog must be quarantined for six months or euthanized as they may develop rabies and become contagious during that time. Cur rently vaccinated dogs and cat must be quarantined for 45 days. If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and wa ter. Seek medical treatment and report the injury to the Franklin County Health Department at 653-2111. If the animal is a stray or wild animal, call Franklin County Animal Control at 6704733. FOX from page A1 “We’re excited to see such a signicant increase in occupancy for what has been typically an offseason period,” TDC board mem ber Paul Parker said. “We are looking forward to a great year, and we’re hope ful that the trend will con tinue and that tourism rev enue will help drive jobs and economic development.” Franklin County’s increase in tourism is cur rently running about twice the state percentage. Ac cording to estimates re leased in May by VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s of cial tourism marketing corporation, 26 million visi tors came to Florida in the rst quarter of 2013 (Janu ary to March), an increase of 4.7 percent for the same period in 2012. Tourism of cials say they hope the increased visitor trafc brings continued jobs and responsible growth. “We are business friend ly,” Franklin County Com missioner and TDC Board Chair Pinki Jackel said. “Whether it’s seafood, responsible tourism or environmentally friendly businesses, we’re always happy to see environmen tally friendly industries and businesses that would be a good t for Franklin County.” Parker agreed. “Based on the state numbers, ev ery 85 visitors we welcome to Franklin County create one job,” he said. “Statewide, Florida’s hospitality industry added nearly 36,000 new careerbuilding jobs this quar ter alone, marking the 36th straight month of job growth for the tourism sector. “That’s important infor mation for the state, and it’s important information for Franklin County,” he said. “If the TDC can be a part of helping to foster job growth through its efforts to promote responsible tourism here, then we’ve accomplished a lot.” Franklin County’s tour ism marketing efforts are currently funded through a 2 percent tourism tax col lected from visitors by lodg ing providers countywide. Commissioners are weighing a proposal to dou ble the bed tax to 4 percent, which would bring in ap proximately $800,000 more per year to TDC coffers. BED TAXX from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic will offer a free rabies clinic on Tuesday.

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Editor’s Note: The following remarks were delivered Tuesday morning on behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County Inc. at the county commissioners’ continued budget workshop. I have some dif cult medicine to deliver this morning. I believe the patient — that is, the nancial health of our county — is seriously ill, but you have chosen not to listen to numerous remedies that have been suggested for the contagious disease we suffer. To further remind you of the CCFC’s efforts to help cure the patient, once again, here are copies of our memo detailing means and methods of reducing the current budget numbers by approximately $967,000. I beg you to hear me now. I hope you take to heart what I am about to say. You are our leaders. You establish the governmental scal stability and fate of the citizens of Franklin County. Our county’s system of budgeting and nance is broken. You must want it that way because, as our leaders, you are the nal word in costs and expenditures. You have now proposed yet another raise in property taxes. This latest one totals another 11 percent. This unnecessary raise is a direct consequence of your failure to act responsibly on behalf of the citizens of Franklin County today. You might as well put “This tax raise brought to you by the irresponsible inaction of Smokey Parish, Noah Lockley, Cheryl Sanders, William Massey and Pinki Jackel” on the outside of the TRIM (Truth in Millage) envelope this year. Because it is true. Even though you have chosen to bury your elected heads in the sands of Franklin County, you cannot hide from the results of your failure to act responsibly as scal gatekeepers. Do not say “There was nothing we could do,” using the excuses that the state increased the retirement rate and we had a big bill for Medicaid reimbursement. That only amounts to a bit over $300,000 of the total increase. The reason for the rest of the increase is on each of you commissioners. I have spoken to every one of you privately on occasion, and the usual answer I get is that you are powerless to act or make changes. The truth is, you throw up your hands in helplessness to the voters and say you are powerless, but that is only because you chose to put on blinders to the real truths of our economics. I don’t believe that any of you are really deliberately bad or incompetent people. But I believe you are guilty of scal malfeasance and have violated your oaths of of ce. Strong words? Let me recount what I believe are some of your nancial failures: 1. A majority of this board did not even look at our 2013-14 budget until the morning of the rst budget workshop. The budget is your most important reason for existence. Bad budget, bad government. Why are you not putting the time and attention into a top-down review of the budget process? We are a very small county. The majority of you have been in of ce for multiple terms and been exposed to many annual budgets. Why don’t you know the budget backwards and forwards as some of us have learned it? 2. I have heard over and over that the constitutional of cers decide their own budgets. That would be a big surprise to the writers of the Florida Constitution. Our governing document puts you squarely in that position, not them. 3. Employees of the county work hard. Are 100 percent of them good eggs? Like all other large businesses, that answer is no. Yet, Franklin County employees know well that exceptional performance is not rewarded, and mediocrity or worse is tolerated and sometimes even rewarded. Where is the responsible personnel oversight and management? 4. Who is at the heart of the health care system in Franklin County? You are, commissioners. You are ultimately responsible for all aspects of that system from primary care to hospitalization, buildings, maintenance and future planning. Under your ongoing direction, Franklin County is consistently rated at the very bottom of good health outcomes. Why? Certainly, it does not have anything to do with how much we spend. Health care spending from all sources is approaching the $10 million mark and rising quickly. Where is the legitimate and long-term discussion of Franklin County’s ongoing health care operations? Your head-in-the-sand attitude is bankrupting the county bit by bit. 5. We have become a pariah in the investment market. People have walked away from properties when it became apparent that we as a county aren’t coming back nancially, and certainly not as fast or successfully as are our neighboring counties. I have people call me each week telling me how dissatis ed they are with the political system here; they just want to give up and run away. Commissioners have a duty by oath to provide for the general well-being and economic prosperity of its citizens. I don’t see that discussion taking place. I could go on, but what’s the sense? There is no “free lunch,” commissioners. You have used grants to lift our boats for a generation. They are departing as the tide, with the caveat that they are not returning. BP money boosted our economy and can’t be blamed for the continuing scal mess you have allowed to occur as of today. The golden goose is now of cially cooked. As you requested, I have carefully analyzed the county budget and have provided commissioners with a plan for dramatically reducing the latest 11 percent increase. There is much more that can be saved by practicing carefully objective review and management. I am asking you to say “No” to additional increases that have not been vetted by you on a line-by-line basis. This would even leave money for real investment in the positive future for the county residents. Please take my comments as a warning bell that demands your scal accountability to answer. How will you respond, Commissioners Jackel, Commissioner Massey, Commissioner Lockley, Commissioner Parrish and Chairwoman Sanders? Allan Feifer is the president of Concerned Citizens of Franklin County Inc. Page 4 Thursday, July 25, 2013 A bad choice of words, but not hateful Regarding last week’s op-ed piece by Ron Sachs … and just who is he, and does he live in Franklin County? I think someone is making a mountain out of a molehill here. Certainly, Cheryl was not trying to offend any religious group or community. This was a very bad choice of words! Yes, and trying to deny the term “jawing” was a very bad mistake. However, this is a term used for years, and thankfully not by too many for the past 50 years or so by anyone who meant it as a “slur” against the Jewish people. It designates “bargaining” and getting the best price for your money. Once upon a time, it was a nasty remark, and Hitler used it as a hate term against the Jews to spread his propaganda. This is NOT the point that Cheryl was making. I hope our community will understand this and accept her apology. Aileen Benson Shame on you for ignoring ethnic slur The chairman of the Board of County Commissioners has now offered her apology for the use of the racial and ethnic slur spoken on record in a public meeting during a recent salary discussion and controversy. The residents and taxpayers of Franklin County deserved no less than that “heartfelt” apology. Although I am not Jewish, a dear and special Franklin County friend is, and he rst alerted me to the troubling use of the offensive word carelessly and thoughtlessly used by the county chair. As a practicing Jew himself, the use of the stereotypical term was very offensive to him, and to his family as well. I respected his sensitivity and wrote to the commission and chair stating my concerns about the public incident. But now, I believe it is important to inform other county voters about my own letter of concern and objection, which was sent electronically to the ve commissioners and the director of administrative services. Neither I, nor my letter or my comments, have been acknowledged or answered. I never even received the polite courtesy of a form saying “We have received your comments.” In my letter to the commissioners, I not only cited my strong objections to the chair’s derogatory and inappropriate use of that slang term, but I further objected to the public failure of any of the other commissioners — or any of the other paid public of cials present — to hold her accountable for the ignorant use of that careless word. I was offended that none of the other elected of cials saw t to immediately raise their own objection to the use of that careless racial and ethnic slur, in that way holding their leader accountable for the inappropriate word used. As a resident, property owner, taxpayer and regularly active member of the Franklin County community, my Jewish friend and I were offended by the chair’s use of the term “jawing” in the unmanaged and irresponsible chaos of those salary discussions. (By the way, in the midst of that bizarre attempt to justify a newly appointed department head’s proposed new salary, I was abbergasted when Commissioner [Smokey] Parrish seemed proud to announce that “I don’t look at anybody’s salaries.” Shouldn’t he be one of those who helps set those salaries?) That entire salary discussion proved to be a personnel farce and doubly embarrassing when it included the slur! I nd it offensive that my personal letter of objection, properly and privately directed to the commissioners, has been ignored by all “my” elected of cials as of this date. Why did you decide my comments/ opinions didn’t deserve the respect of your attention? Why didn’t my personal communication — which was directed to each of you — receive the courtesy of a polite acknowledgement from at least one of you? And why doesn’t the county bother to respond to communications from its voters? Have you all become so far detached from your constituents that you forget I help to pay your salary? As does my Franklin County Jewish friend. Shame on you all for ignoring the legitimate words of comment and complaint from this voter. As your constituent, I deserved some respect from you. And shame on you all for ignoring the racial and ethnic slur when used publicly by your chairman. All the members of this county deserved more and better respect from you, no matter what their ethnicity. Sincerely, Mel Kelly Carrabelle Much ado about nothing Anyone who lives in our community realizes that our commissioners are human, they make mistakes and they have made some wonderful decisions for our community. There is not one among us who has agreed with every one of them on every decision, and most of us have the ability to agree to disagree with dignity and respect. As individuals we all have opinions, and not all opinions are the same, but for the most part we all know our commissioners rst hand, by rst name. We call on them when there is a problem, and most of the time, we get a call back from them and the problem is resolved. We are blessed to have that luxury of living in our small communities and being able to live and get along together regardless of our differences in opinion. Occasionally, however, there is always one problem that is blown all out of proportion and made to look far worse than it actually is. The latest to be the unfortunate “front and center star” of media frenzied headlines and criticisms has been Commissioner Cheryl Sanders. After reading the urry of “news,” using the term very loosely, I have to pose the question: What is really at issue here? First and foremost, anyone who has any dealings with Commissioner Sanders good, bad or indifferent will tell you that she would not intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings. I can tell you personally that there is not one commissioner on that board that has not ruf ed my feathers a time or two, but I respect every one of them for the job they do for us, and I honestly don’t think that any one of them goes in with a personal agenda to hurt our community or the people in it. However, since this has been brought up, maybe we need to look at all the others too, I don’t seem to remember the media frenzy when the districting issue came up about Commissioner Noah Lockley’s district, and how about the double homestead issue? I don’t seem to recall any of the commissioners personally jumping on board to chime in with disgust, or how about issues with hiring, when some question the quali cations? Does that mean they personally have issue with the religion, gender or preferences because they have no use for Franklin County residents? Bottom line: Commissioner Sanders made a comment that was misunderstood as a personal attack, a poor choice of words for which she apologized. It was most de nitely not meant to hurt anyone or done with malice. Yet someone decided it was and to make a spectacle of it by contacting outside media and notifying people in Tallahassee. This community is known for its laid back, good ole Southern hospitality, and we have visitors who ock here year after year to experience that part of our community. The question could be posed, was the effort to blow it all out of proportion to focus on a single commissioner, county government or on the residents of Franklin County? Common sense should be applied with respect to situations like this, and I am hoping as well that common sense will also rule over personal agendas, regardless of who they are or what they might be. Commissioners, we are proud of the work you do, now please continue to represent us with the passion that each of you has for our community in unison and get back to the things that are most important for the sake of our community. Respectfully, a proud resident of Apalachicola, Linda Raf eld USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year — $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year — $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times O PINION www.apalachtimes.com A Section Don’t ignore proposed remedy to county’s scal ills ALLAN FEIFER Special to The Times Letters to the editor: COUNTY COMMISSION EDITION I can tell you personally that there is not one commissioner on that board that has not ruf ed my feathers a time or two, but I respect every one of them for the job they do for us, and I honestly don’t think that any one of them goes in with a personal agenda to hurt our community or the people in it.

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, July 25, 2013 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star.com Curley Messer purchased Franklin Countys rst of cial squad car. Messer, now mayor of Carrabelle, is known for his storytelling skills. Re cently he shared a story of his early days in local law enforcement. Messer, a native of Ken tucky, rst came to Carra belle during World War II when he helped build Camp Gordon Johnston and later trained there before ship ping out for the Pacic the atre of the war. During the 18 months he was stationed here, Messer, then 17, met and married Audrey Riley, and Carrabelle became his home. After the war, Sheriff Herbert Marshall hired him hired as a deputy. Messer said he was recruited with a shake of the hand. (Marshall) said, Raise your hand and swore me in right there, Messer said. Then he wrote on a piece of paper, and he said, Youre a deputy. I said, Wheres my badge? and he said my gun was my badge. I said I wasnt going to make an arrest without a badge, so he got out a catalog, and I ordered two badges, one for my cap and one for my breast. A friend of mine went over to Tyndall and brought back three ofcers uniforms for me to wear. Audrey sewed black stripes on the trousers. She was good with a sewing ma chine, Messer said. It was 1947, and Messer received $2,200 in muster pay, wages accumulated over the last two and a half years of his military service. He used $942 of this to buy a squad car from Freddie Mason at the Apalachicola Ford dealership, a brand new white Crown Victoria. Mason arranged to have it detailed in green to look ofcial. Messer bought starshaped decals for the doors to complete the effect. The car was used more as an ambulance than a police car. I made two trips to New Orleans, four to Gainesville and hundreds to Apalachic ola and Tallahassee carry ing people in need of help, Messer said. He paid for his own gas and repairs. Messer remembered once, after a trip to Panama City with Audrey and their oldest boys, he had a blow out. After Audrey watched him change the tire, she told him to stop in Apalachicola. The tires were so bald, she bought me new ones from her tip money, Messer said. The Crown Victoria was often used to transport prisoners from the east end of the county to the jail in Apalachicola. Sometimes, this was quite an adventure. Once, he was carrying a pair of prisoners who had broken into Jim Putnals Hard Hat, a Carrabelle bar. One was a Californian, the other a long-line sherman known as Jitterbugging Shorty. Messer said Shorty had a drinking problem but was a good sort and could be as drunk as he could be, but, if he came up to a lady, hed tip his hat. He would never have broken in if it hadnt been for the other fellow, Messer said. Shorty began harassing the other prisoner and said, I told you (Messer) would get you. It aint like the city. The Californian respond ed, Ive killed people for saying less than that. Messer warned he would shoot the Californian if he tried anything. The westerner then threatened to jump out of the car, and Messer responded, Let me speed up rst. Im only go ing 60 miles an hour. After the Californian was jailed, local authori ties learned he was wanted for murder in Sacramen to, Calif., Texas and New Orleans. There was lots of mur ders after the war because we had a lot of deep sea boats in here and a lot of bad bar rooms, Messer said. Men drifted in from everywhere looking for work. Every two or three weeks Id have a killing. Theyd throw them overboard, and Id have to drag em up. I never gave up on a killing. I got them all. Local newspaper ac counts of the late 1940s in Franklin County conrm vi olent crime was prevalent. Tales of the countys rst squad car 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, Carrabelle Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 16 Jenny L. Nowling, 27, Eastpoint, failure to appear (FCSO) Cody L. Garrett, 20, Eastpoint, sale or possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Joe L. Morales, 34, Eastpoint, passing worthless bank checks (FCSO) Charles E. Pattillo, 68, Lanark Village, trespass on property after warning (FCSO) Scott A. Staggers, 44, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (APD) July 17 Tammy D. Douds, 61, Carrabelle, two counts of uttering (FCSO) Benny R. Strops, 41, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) July 18 Joseph D. Richards, 33, Eastpoint, battery and disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Jordan L. Odom, 21, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Judith B. Taylor, 38, Tallahassee, four counts of DUI with property damage, three counts of leaving the scene of a crash with damage, leaving the scene of a crash involving person(s), refusal to submit to breath test, and trespass on property (FHP) July 19 Paul Z. Sanders, 23, Eastpoint, attempted burglary of a dwelling and resisting ofcer without violence (FCSO) David F. Daniels, 28, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication (CPD) Christopher A. Thompson, 38, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) July 20 John M. Davis, 48, Carrabelle, harvesting while license revoked, and possession of undersized black drum (FWC) July 21 Robert R. Osburn, Jr., 21, Apalachicola, possession of paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Evan P. Wiley, 19, Tallahassee, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol by person under age 21 (FCSO) Juan Pabon, 25, Eastpoint, reckless driving (FCSO) Darlene M. Martinez, 44, Lanark Village, child abuse (FCSO) July 22 Ottis E. Russell, 47, Carrabelle, harvesting in prohibited area, harvesting between sunset and sunrise, harvested oysters not culled, resisting ofcer without violence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and violation of probation (FWC) Sonya S. Murray, 52, Carrabelle, harvesting in prohibited area, harvesting between sunset and sunrise, and harvested oysters not culled (FWC) Marcus D. Allen, 21, Apalachicola, aggravated assault with a rearm (CPD) Arrest REPORT FROM THE M ESSER F AMILY COLLECTION Curley Messer sitting on the rst Franklin County police car. Ofcers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation concluded a veday oyster detail in Apalachicola Bay early this month. During the detail, conducted by Ofcers John Allen, Carmon Brownell and Jason Lipford, and Lt. Charlie Wood, 63 vessels were boarded and 159 harvesters were inspected. The detail yielded multiple violations of resource and boating safety laws. Four uniform boating citations were issued for boating safety and registration violations and two resource citations were issued for no saltwater products license and no Apalachicola Bay oyster harvest permit. Sixty-six boating safety warnings were issued as well as 26 warnings for resource violations. During the week of July 12-18, Ofcers Allen and Matt Gore and Investigator Steven Cook worked complaints regarding individuals harvesting shellsh from conditionally closed waters in Apalachicola Bay. They made 13 arrests for harvesting shellsh in closed areas. The shellsh on all the vessels were seized and returned back to the water. FWC REPORT

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Local A6 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 2013 CITY ELECTION INFORMA TION The Cit y of C arr abelle will be holding a Municipal Election on the f ollo wing dat e: Sept ember 3, 20 1 3 7:0 0 AM – 7:0 0 PM *POLLING L OC A TIONS* City of Car r abelle Cit y Hall – Cit y C ommission R oom 1 00 1 Gr a y A v e ., C arr abelle FL 32322 *V O TER RE GIS TR A TION DEADLINE* A ugust 5, 20 1 3 *ABSENTEE V O TING* If y ou need t o ha v e an absent ee ballot mailed t o y ou please cont act the F r anklin C ount y Super visor of Elections at 850-653-9520 or visit our w ebsit e at www .v ot efr anklin.com under Absent ee V oting The Elections Of f ice is locat ed at: 47 A v en ue F Apalachicola, Flor ida. *EARL Y V O TING* *EARL Y V O TING WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR THE CITY ELECTION* A ugust 26, 20 1 3 – A ugust 30, 20 1 3 (ONE WEEK ONL Y) Ear l y V oting will t ak e place at the: F r anklin C ount y Anne x Of f ice 8:30am – 4:30pm Monda y -F r ida y C ount y Anne x is locat ed at: 1 647 Hwy 98 E, C arr abelle FL F or fur ther inf or mation please cont act the elections of f ice at 653-9520 REMEMBER FL ORID A LA WS REQ UIRES Y OU T O HA VE PHO T O SIGNA TURE ID T O V O TE OR Y OU MUS T V O TE A PR O VISIONAL B ALL O T e! er t's H I e! er t's H I e! er t's H I TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA NOMINA TE no w y our fa v or it e businesses people r estaur an ts or other ca t egor ies f or Th e I naugur al 2013 Reader ’ s C hoic e B est of T he F or gott en C oast TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA T o submit nomina tions in each c a t egor y : GO T O star .c om OR apalach times .c om AND CLICK ON THE ST COA ST COA ST COA om .c times apalach THE CLICK ON O nline N omina tions: July 25thJuly 31st O nline V oting: A ug 1st-12th T OP THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN x„ x‹c ‹x…„ ‹… f xj ‹ p i g i i " " " " ¡ …„l L Y h … ‰l j j……ˆ u…ˆ x›…„ ‹c fc l ˆ ‰r r l ‰‹l j c „oc h ‹ ˆl ˆ x „‹lˆ „c ‹x…„ c fc l ˆ h …† …ˆc ‹x …„ …jl & ‹x‹c „ 7 l h …ˆ l ‡xc l „‹ x„ h jx „r …† ‹x…„ c c f… l r ˆ… „j h …„l – …ˆ ‰rr l ‰‹l j c „oc h ‹ ˆl ˆ x „‹l ˆ „c ‹x…„ c fc l ˆ h …† …ˆc‹x …„ …jl & h– *•%• …ˆ l ‡ x c l „‹ ‰ p i g i i ‚ ‰ ‰ „ d " p „„' g ‡ " p i i i ‚ ‰ ‰ „ d " " p € „ „ & ¡ ' ‡ ‚ m ‰‹ ‚ d „' d"" " " " " " " ‹ " " " " " ¡ & d‚ m ‰ ‹ ‹ d 4 „ i i ‚ ˆ p " i i d d " " p p p k k ‰ ‰ ‘ k K • X 4$ ( •4$ d " " " " " 2 v " g " † " s i 2 ‹ " " " d ‹ ‹ m…‹ y†… g ykk mˆ‰¡ p i " r g † d ˆ k †p i† …‹ – i† ‚ ‚ y‰ ‰ y†… mˆ‰ p ˆ d …~€y… i† …‹ – p € †ˆ ykd ivm ˆ – € ~ ‰ d …kmˆ ‰ ivd yˆ †f x‰u ¢ { ƒ' ƒ+ c ƒ+ Special to The Times The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County would like to welcome their newest member of the clinical team. Helen Cook, is a native of Franklin County, started her clinical career at the county department of health in in 1987. She worked with the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County in its Women’s Health Center from 2008 to 2013. An experienced practitioner providing family planning services, Cook is excited about returning to her home town to provide clinical services to the residents of Franklin County. Her schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Apalachicola; and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carrabelle. Call today to schedule your appointment at 653-2111. HELEN COOK SPECIAL TO THE TIMES This chart shows that Franklin County’s rate of sexually transmitted diseases is nearly twice the state average. Cook returns to county health department Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, July 25, 2013 CIT Y OF CARRABELLE PR OPOSED ENA CTMENT OF CIT Y ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Car rabelle, Florida, proposes to enact the following ordinance: CITY OF C ARRABELLE ORDINANCE 455 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF C ARRABELLE, FL ORID A, PRO VIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE 1 1 5 AND ORDINANCE 453 PERT AINING T O THE LEVY OF LICENSE AND OCCUP A TIONAL T AXES ON PERSONS AND ENTITIES ENGA GED IN OR C ARR YING ON CERT AIN TYPES OF BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS, PRIVILEGES OR OCCUP A TIONS IN THE CITY OF C ARRABELLE; AND ES T ABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE D A TE. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hour s at Car rabelle City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 1 0 0 1 Gray A ve., Car rabelle, FL Monday through F riday or call 850-697 -2727 The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a public hearing to be held 6:0 0p.m., Thur sday August 1, 20 1 3 (r st reading) and Thur sday S eptember 3, 20 1 3 (nal reading) at the Car rabelle City Hall located at 1 0 0 1 Gray A ve, Car rabelle, FL. Interested par ties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If an indi vidual decides to appeal an y decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the indi vidual should mak e pro vision for a transcript to be made at the meeting, (RE: Florida Statute 286.0 1 05). P ur suant to the pro visions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an y per son requiring special accommodation to par ticipate in this meeting is ask ed to advise the city at least 48 hour s before the meeting by contacting K eisha Messer at the abo ve address or phone number Wilburn Messer Ma y or At test: K eisha Messer City Clerk EXHIBIT A City of Carrabelle License T ax S c hedule The amount of license tax levied and imposed upon every per son that shall eng age in or manage an y of the following businesses, professions, pri vileges or occupations is hereby xed, graded and determined beginning October 1, 20 1 3 at the following amounts: 1) ABS TRA CT ORS OF TITLE, including companies, agents, rms or per sons other than licensed at torneys, eng aged in the business of making abstracts of title from public records $50.0 0 2) AD VER TISING A GEN TS AND/OR SIGN SHOPS per year or fraction thereof $50.0 0 3) AD VER TISING (a) By painting on w all, fence, adver tising business other than that of owner of w all or fence. $50.0 0 (b) Billposter s and sign bic k er s. $1 0.0 0 4) A GENCIES: (a) Commercial or per sons gi ving information as to credit rating or standing of indi viduals or rms, per year $20.0 0 (b) R ental or collecting, per year $40.0 0 (c) Corporations $40.0 0 (d) S oliciting business for out of town enterprises where display rooms are maintained and merc handise k ept on hand as samples for display purposes only pro vided however the occupational license tax hereby imposed shall not apply to establishments regularly and continuously eng aged in the sale of merc handise customarily car ried on hand as a par t of the regular stoc k of suc h establishment. $1 0 0.0 0 (e) S oliciting business for foreign concerns not otherwise pro vided for per year or fraction thereof $1 0 0.0 0 (5) AMUSEMEN T P ARKS, per year $20 0.0 0 (6) AP AR TMEN TS: (a) up to 25 UNITS $50.0 0 (b) eac h additional unit $1 0.0 0 (7) A UDITING COMP ANIES OR INDIVIDUALS, per year or fraction thereof $50.0 0 (8) A UT OMOBILE DEALERS OR S ALES A GEN TS: (a) P er year or fraction thereof $50.0 0 (b) Automobile dealer s or sales agents, automobile accessories and automobile g arage or repair shop, and dealer s in g asoline and oils and auto painting, when combined under one owner ship and operation, per year $1 0 0.0 0 (c) Automobile g arage and/or repair and paint shop $50.0 0 (d) Automobile painter s, itinerant $50.0 0 (e) Automobile parking and automobile trailer parking lots $50.0 0 (f) Automobile wrec king or dismantling for salvage $50.0 0 (9) BAKERIES (a) operated by steam or other power per year $1 0 0.0 0 (b) out of City deli vering wholesale or retail in City per year $70.0 0 (1 0) BANKS OR BANKERS $50.0 0 (1 1) BARBERSHOPS: (a) One c hair $30.0 0 (b) Eac h additional c hair $1 0.0 0 (1 2) BEA UTY P ARL ORS (a) One operator $40.0 0 (b) Eac h additional operator $1 5.0 0 (1 3) BICY CLES, renting or repairing per year $30.0 0 (1 4) BILLIARD/ POOL AND SIMILAR T ABLES, or places where c harges are made for playing pool or billiards, for eac h table, per year $30.0 0 (1 5) BO ARDING AND ROOMING HOUSES, HO TEL OR MO TEL, ETC., having available accommodations for more than three guests, whether occupied or not, per room, per year $1 .0 0 (1 6) BONDING COMP ANIES $50.0 0 (1 7) BO TTLING COMP ANIES, including canned drink (a) Manufacturer s, per year $80.0 0 (b) Out of City deli vering wholesale or retail in the City $1 0 0.0 0 (1 8) BO WLING ALLE YS, eac h alley per year $30.0 0 (1 9) BROKERS, those who car ry stoc k on hand and who sell to registered wholesale merc hants only and act as intermediary between buyer and seller for the consideration of a brok erage or commission from either for the sale of stoc ks, bonds, merc handise, etc. $50.0 0 (20) BUILDING AND L O AN A SSOCIA TIONS, per year $1 0 0.0 0 (21) BUSINESSES: PROFESSIONAL, eac h (a) Dentist $70.0 0 (b) Lawyer $70.0 0 (c) Ph ysician/Surgeon $70.0 0 (d) Optometrist $70.0 0 (e) Chiropractor/Osteo path $70.0 0 (f) Psyc hologist $70.0 0 (g) Cer tied P ublic Accountant $70.0 0 (h) V eterinarian $70.0 0 (i) Cour t R epor ter $70.0 0 (j) Arc hitect $70.0 0 (k) Auctioneer $70.0 0 (l) F orester $70.0 0 (m) Surveyor/Ci vil Engineer $70.0 0 (n) P odiatrists, per year $70.0 0 (22) BUS S T A TIOINS $50.0 0 (23) BUSINESS FIRMS O THER THAN MERCHAN TS. All types and forms of businesses of every kind whatsoever not otherwise co vered in this ar ticle, nor co vered in separate peddler s ordinances $70.0 0 (24) CABINET MAKERS OR CARPEN TER SHOPS $50.0 0 (25) CAR W A SH $50.0 0 (26) CEMEN T OR AR TIFICIAL S T ONE MANUF A CTURERS, per year $1 0 0.0 0 (27) CARNIV AL P ARADES $1 0 0.0 0 (28) CIRCUS, held under one tent where one admission is c harged, per year $1 0 0.0 0 (29) CLAIMS AND COLLECTING A GENCIES, other than lawyer s $50.0 0 (30) CON TRA CT ORS: $70.0 0 (a) Building, painting, remodeling, roong (b) R esident with one or more subcontractor s (subcontractor s may obtain licenses under respecti ve classication) (c) Contractor s paving or cement works (including deli vering cement) (d) Electricians or electrical contractor s (e) Plumber s, including pipe t ter s and contractor s selling of xtures or conducting shop (f) Contractor s, not otherwise pro vided for (31) CRAFT SHOP $50.0 0 (32) D ANCING SCHOOL HALLS $20.0 0 (33) D A Y CARE CEN TERS $50.0 0 (34) DREDGEING COMP ANIES $50.0 0 (35) DR Y CLEANERS, S TEAM CLEANERS AND CL O THES PRESSERS, OR EITHER, HA T BL OCKING AND DR YERS OR EITHER $50.0 0 (36) ELECTRICAL ENERGY distribution of $350.0 0 (37) ELECTRONICS SELLS AND/OR REP AIR $50.0 0 (38) EXPRESS COMP ANIES $70.0 0 (39) EXTERMINA T ORS $50.0 0 (40) FL ORIS TS, or dealer s in ower s $30.0 0 (41) F AIRS WITH RIDING DEVICES, eac h, per week$1 0 0.0 0 (42) FOOD VENDORS, S T ANDS OR MOBILE UNITS (ON PRIV A TE PROPER TY ONL Y) (applicants should not be issued an occupational license in these categories until appro val is obtained from the City s Planning and Zoning Board) $50.0 0 (43) FRUIT VE GET ABLE, W ARES, ETC. S T ANDS, MOBILE UNITS OR TRUCKS, selling not in connection with licensed merc hants (ON PRIV A TE PROPER TY ONL Y) $50.0 0 (44) FURNITURE DEALERS (not under Merc hant classication) $50.0 0 (45) GAMES, suc h as shuf eboard, throwing balls at gures and the lik e, per day $20.0 0 (46) GA SOLINE AND OIL: (a) Wholesale $50.0 0 (b) R etail dealer s, eac h pump $1 0.0 0 (c) Dealer s in propane, butane or an y other form of g as for heating, lighting, etc., when deli vered by truc k, eac h truc k $1 0.0 0 (47) ICE CREAM MANUF A CTURERS: $50.0 0 (a) Wholesaling (b) R etailing (48) ICE MANUF A CTURERS $40.0 0 (49) INS T ALLING OF MA CHINES, FIXTURES AND/OR EQ UIPMEN T not otherwise co vered in this ar ticle $50.0 0 (50) INSURANCE A GENCY AND/OR COMP ANY $40.0 0 (a) Insurance agencies (b) Insurance companies, eac h compan y represented (51) J ANIT ORIAL/CARPET SER VICES $50.0 0 (52) JEWELERS, repairing/sales and/or w atc h repair (also see Merc hants for stoc k) $50.0 0 (53) LABOR RECRUITERS, inducing laborer s to leave the city or county for employment $625.0 0 (54) LANDSCAPING AND Y ARD MAIN TENANCE $50.0 0 (55) LA UNDR Y AND/ OR LINEN SER VICE $50.0 0 (56) MA CHINE AND/OR WELDING SHOPS $50.0 0 (57) MANUF A CTURING, eac h not otherwise co vered $20.0 0 (58) MARINE W A YS $50.0 0 (59) MA SSEUR/MA SSEUSE, eac h per son, per year or fraction thereof $50.0 0 (60) MERCHAN TS, S T OREKEEPERS AND WHOLES ALE DEALERS, to include antique and second hand shops, in accordance with the value of the stoc k of goods as follows: (1) Stoc k of less than $1,0 0 0.0 0 $1 5.0 0 (2) Stoc k of $1,0 0 0.0 0 and less than $5,0 0 0.0 0 $35.0 0 (3) Stoc k of $5,0 0 0.0 0 and less than $20,0 0 0.0 0 $70.0 0 (4) Stoc k of $20,0 0 0.0 0 and less than $40,0 0 0.0 0 $1 0 0.0 0 (5) Stoc k of $40,0 0 0.0 0 and up $1 50.0 0 P ro vided that all per sons applying for license under this Classication, shall mak e af davit before the City Clerk as Fix Of cio T ax Collector as to the value of the stoc k of goods for whic h license is applied for and suc h af davit shall be made and led among the city records prior to the issuance of an y license. (61) MONUMEN T COMP ANIES $50.0 0 (62) MO T ORCY CLES OR MO T ORBIKES, agents or dealer s or shops for repair s $50.0 0 (63) MO VING PICTURES/PERFORMAN CE THEA TERS $75.0 0 (64) MUSIC TEA CHERS $50.0 0 (65) NEWSP APERS: (a) W eekly and publisher s of mag azines or similar publications, other than those published by a depar tment of the state $1 0 0.0 0 (b) P ublished six or more days a week $20 0.0 0 (66) NURSER Y S T OCK, agents or dealer s, per year or fraction thereof $50.0 0 (67) P A WN SHOP $50.0 0 (68) P AIN TERS OF SIGNS, AR TIS TS $50.0 0 (69) PEDDLERS (Must have appro ved special exception) $1 50.0 0 A peddler is one who of fer s merc handise along streets from door to door The word peddler shall not include the following: (a) S ales made to dealer s or permanent merc hants by commercial traveler s selling in the usual cour se of business. (b) Sherif fs, constables, bona de assignees recei ver s or trustees in bankruptcy or other public of cer s selling goods, w ares and merc handise according to law (c) Bona de residents of the state selling fruits, vegetables, dressed meats, fowl or farm products whic h were produced on land within the state, owned or controlled by suc h vendor (d) S olicitations, sales or distributions made by c haritable educational or religious org anizations whic h have their principal place of acti vity within this City When appro ved as a special exception, peddler s shall present the appro ved special exception application to the City Clerk prior to the issuance of an occupational license. (70) PHARMA CY (not to be classied as Merc hant) $50.0 0 (71) PHO T OGRAPHERS $50.0 0 (72) PIANO AND ORGAN TUNERS, etc., per year or fraction thereof $25.0 0 (73) PILE DRIVING OR DRIVERS, $50.0 0 (7 4) PRIN TING/OFFICE SUPPL Y $50.0 0 (75) RADIO S T A TIONS $50.0 0 (7 6) REAL ES T A TE BROKERS $80.0 0 (77) REAL ES T A TE S ALESMEN, and those making a business of dealing in real estate, whether selling their own or not, as dened by state law other than real estate brok er s. $50.0 0 (78) REP AIR AND/OR SER VICE SHOPS: Where no other license is pro vided for in this ordinance, eac h $30.0 0 (79) RES T A URAN TS (including lounges or bar s): (a) One to f teen c hair s or stools $30.0 0 (b) Sixteen to twenty ve c hair s or stools $45.0 0 (c) Over twenty ve c hair s or stools $60.0 0 (d) R estaurant w/ lounge or bar add an additional $30.0 0 (80) RINKS, SKA TING, BICY CLE OR O THER $50.0 0 (81) SKA TE SHOP $50.0 0 (82) SHOO TING GALLERIES, when located in a permanent structure or location $50.0 0 (83) SIDESHO WS, eac h, with circus, per day $50.0 0 (84) T AIL ORS $40.0 0 (85) T AXIDERMIS TS $50.0 0 (86) TELEPHONE COMP ANIES $1 20.0 0 (87) TELEVISION CABLE COMP ANIES $1 20.0 0 (88) TELEVISION S T A TIONS $50.0 0 (89) TRUCK LINES OR COMP ANIES $50.0 0 (90) TRUCKS FOR HIRE, ($75.0 0 per truc k) $50.0 0 (Eac h truc k operated other than as a qualied car rier per year) (91) UNDER T AKERS, EMBALMERS AND/OR FUNERAL DIRECT ORS $1 0 0.0 0 (92) VEHICLES FOR HIRE, VEHICLE REN T ALS (a) All per sons eng aging in or car rying on the business of renting or hiring to the general public automobiles or other motor vehicles. either with or without dr i ver s, shall pay a license tax in the sum of $20.0 0 and in addition thereto, when more than one vehicle is used in suc h business, the sum of $1 0.0 0 on eac h suc h vehicle exceeding one. (93) VENDING MA CHINES (a) Eac h per son who may operate or place for public use an y vending mac hine or mec hanical device designed to operate by the inser tion into suc h mac hine of a coin or metal disk or slug for the purpose of dispensing merc handise, producing or reproducing music, musical sounds or noises and/or produce picture or pictures, prints or writings, or whic h is operated for amusement only or as a g ame of skill and amusement, eac h separate mac hine used in the City per year $40.0 0 (94) VIDEO SHOPS/S ALES & REN T ALS $50.0 0 (95) VIDEO GAME ROOMS (per g ame) $1 5.0 0 (96) WHOLES ALE, RET AIL OR WHOLES ALE AND RET AIL FISH AND SEAFOOD DEALERS $60.0 0 (97) W OOD Y ARDS OR PERSONS SELLING W OOD $50.0 0

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S P R I N GER S P A N I EL / L AB R AD O R P U P S ! W e h a v e a li t t e r o f 8 s i x w e e k o l d sp r i n g e r / l a b c r o s s p u p s T h ey a r e b l a ck a n d w hi t e a n d li v e r a n d w hi t e a n d a l l b u t 1 a r e f e m a l e T h ey a r e r o l l y p o l l y h a p p y li t tl e p u p s a n d p r e t t y a s a p i c t u r e T h ey w o n ’ t b e r e a d y t o b e r e l e a s e d f o r a n o th e r 2 w e e k s b u t d o n ’ t l e t th a t s t o p y o u f r o m c o m i n g t o th e sh e l t e r a n d p l a ci n g a d e p o s i t h o l d o n th e o n e y o u f a l l i n l o v e w i th ! 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Of ce #: (850) 8726155. Gr eat v s other Dent al pr o viders Single T ooth Implant $ 1 7 95 Dentur e Implants $ 1 495 $ 1 8 95 Same Da y Cr o wns $ 69 5 L o w er Ar c h Upper Ar c h 20144-3-T4 2091548 Society A8 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 Nichols brothers celebrate July birthdays Jayden turned 8 on July 18, and Jole will be 5 on July 28. Proud parents are Cole and Glynis Nichols, of Apalachicola. Grandparents are Debbie and Charles Nichols, of Eastpoint and Julie and Morgan Simmons, of Cottondale. Happy birthday boys, and we all love you very much! Ajaylen Lewis to turn 4 Ajaylen Lewis turned 6, yesterday. He is the son of Jasmine Lewis and the grandson of Trina Ford and Freddie Lewis, of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Rosa Tolliver and Marion Green and Godparents are Evelyn and Freddie Williams, of Apalachicola. Zara Carter, the 3-month-old daughter of Joe and Cecillia Carter, was a contestant in the Miss Firecracker Pageant in Carrabelle on Saturday, July 20. Zara won Miss Firecracker Queen in her age division 0-12 months, and was awarded best dressed, best patriotic wear and tied with Myah Mullins for best personality. She also won Most Photogenic overall for the entire pageant. She was awarded two crowns, three sashes, a trophy, and a medallion! Zara’s family is very proud of her and took great joy in watching her on stage in her rst pageant. Happy anniversary, ‘All grown up’ Becky and Perry Floyd, of Apalachicola, will celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Bishop Daniel White ofciated at the ceremony July 25, 1992 in Lafayette Park that united the two in marriage. To God be the glory for things He has done! Payton Baze, Seth Ward to wed Saturday Corey and Shana Crum, of Sopchoppy, and Michael and Jaime Baze, of Crawfordville, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of daughter, Payton Baze, to Seth Ward, son of Bryce and Karen Ward, of Apalachicola. Seth and Payton will exchange vows at a riverfront wedding this Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Kirvin river property, 152 Pogy Road, Apalachicola. A dinner reception will follow. Payton, a 2013 graduate of Wakulla High School, plans to attend Tallahassee Community College in the fall. Seth, a 2013 graduate of Franklin County School, has joined the family construction business. All friends and family are invited to celebrate with Seth and Payton. No local invitations were sent. Happy b B IRThH D aA Y MI ssSS FIRECR aA CKER QUEE nN Anniversary Wedding Watson shower Aug. 3 at Living Waters The Watson family is expecting a blessing arriving in October, a precious baby boy named Joseph Eli Watson. A baby shower will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Living Waters Assembly of God, 1580 Bluff Rd., Apalachicola. Amber (King) Watson, husband Dominic and daugh ter Arianna Watson invite all family and friends to share in this special occasion. Baby S hH O wW ER Happy anniversary, Jimmie and Mary R R ochelle One hot day, July 29, 1960, We were walking down the street. Jimmie Rochelle, Mary Bryant and I, We had a preacher to meet. We met a boy by the name of Charlie Clark. We said, “Come go with us, Jimmie and Mary want to get married You’ll be the best man we trust.” They were married by Reverend Banks, My how time goes by fast. That was fty-three years ago And some said it wouldn’t last. But last it did through all those years. Yes, they had their highs and lows. After three children, grands and great-grands, They look forward to many more. From your Bridesmaid and Aunt, Pearlie M. Perry The Rochelles will celebrate their 53rd wedding anni versary on Monday, July 29, 2013. They have two daughters, Ms. Sharon Rochelle, of Apalachicola, and Mrs. Monique Rochelle Resendez, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; one son, the late Jimmie Lee Ro chelle, Jr.; three granddaughters, Aja Vandenandel, of Oregon, Ali Vandenandel, of Oregon, and Kristina Ro chelle, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; three grandsons, Anthony, Alexzon and Jonathan Resendez, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Donate, Kyera and Ro land, all of Oregon. Anniversary Averie Johnson turns 5 Averie Elisabeth Johnson turned 5 on Monday. She is the daughter of Brett and Carrie Johnson of Apalachicola, and big sister to Easton Brice Johnson. Her maternal grandparents are Beckie and Ronnie Jones, of Apalachicola, and the late Scott McDaniel of Columbus, Ga., and Chris and Judy Grifn of Phenix City, Ala. Her paternal grandparents are Robbie and Marcia Johnson, of Apalachicola. We all love you so much baby girl! Happy Birthday Princess!

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The Times | A9 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice R. Micha el Whale y P astor 101 NE F irst Street Carrabel le SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH (850) 545-257 8 Julia (Judy) Wall Donaldson, 69, born on Aug. 2, 1943, in Troy Ala., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. Judy is survived by her son, Mark Howze, of Port St. Joe; stepchildren David Donaldson, Aberdeen NC, Tracie and Bryan Williams, Littleton, Colo., and Christie and Andy Solomon Atlanta, Ga.; and grandkids Chloe Donaldson, Micah and Asher Solomon. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Don aldson, and parents Elmer and Elvester Wall. Judy attended Chapman High School (1957-1961) in Apalachicola and MacArthur State Tech (1966) in Opp, Ala. She was a resident of Opp for more than 48 years, where she retired from the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. She loved to be able to help those who served our country. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Opp and the Business Profes sional Womens Club of Opp. She loved her family, home and community. She will be forever remembered for her bright smile and a can do attitude. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 25 at First Baptist Church Opp, Ala. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of owers the family request donations to Alabama/North Florida Alzheimers Assoc. or to the charity of your choice. Julia Wall Donaldson JULIA WALL DONALDSON Maurice Gunter beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Satur day, July 20, 2013 at the age of 79. Maurice, born on June 11, 1934 in Bu ford, Georgia, was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Faye Gunter, his parents Efe Brown Gunter and Maurice Samuel Gunter and his brothers Roy, and Charles Gunter. Maurice is survived by a large family including his brother Bill E. Gunter and wife Martha, sister-in-law Vill Gunter, and children, Vicki Gunter Wheelus, Patrice Gunter Bullock, Celeste Janine Gunter and Scott Maurice Gunter. He is also survived by his grandchildren Megan Shirley Wheelus, Tyler Craig Wheelus, Blakely Bullock Morris and hus band Chris, Gunter Dell Bullock and great-grandson Cooper Dean Mor ris. A private gathering for close family and friends will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Fellowship Hall in Dacula, Ga. at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. The family is honor ing Maurices wish that in lieu of owers donations be made to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Do nations may be made online or mailed to P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064, not ing In Memory of Maurice Gunter. Maurice Gunter There was a big crowd again at the pancake break fast Last Saturday, July 20. Thanks for your support and hope to see you Satur day, Aug. 17. Had room for you and yours at our covered dish luncheon, Sunday, July 21. We all had a good time, and plenty of good food to enjoy. Try to join us next month, Sunday, Aug. 18. Sorry about the misin formation about our senior center. Just the lunch will be cancelled until Septem ber. I called the center be fore I called my column in. I left a message, but nobody called me back. Pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Godburn and comfort and strength for Ward B and Franks family. Mark the first weekend of November on your cal endars. We will have the 50 th annual Florida Seafood Festival at Battery Park in Apalachicola. More on this later. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember our little prayer God, grant me patience and I want it right now! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. Well be at Chillas Hall and serving begins at 1 p.m. See ya there! Senior citizens lunches cancelled until September LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Obituaries Franklins Promise The Franklin County Food Pantry would like to thank both the Apalachicola and Eastpoint post ofces for another successful US Mail Carrier Food Drive which took place Saturday, May 11. Postmasters Lionel Bliss, Eastpoint, and Justine Battle, Apalachicola, and the hardworking mail carriers who loaded the food onto their trucks went the extra mile to help others in the community. We cannot thank them enough. Our appreciation goes out to all the residents of Franklin County who donated food; without your support and giving nature we would not be able to continue our effort in feeding the most vulnerable citizens. The Franklin County Food Pantry is a committee of Franklins Promise Coalition, a 501c3 organization, and relies on donations of food and cash to continue its operations. We are currently distributing food twice each month to an average of 350 families, our neighbors in need. To support the pantry you can mail a check to P.O. Box 276, Apalachicola, FL 32329 or contact Lori Switzer, food pantry coordinator, at 653-3930 to make a food donation or to help out as a volunteer. Sincerely, Franklin County Food Pantry Staff Franklins Promise CoalitionJones and R uss families The family of Princess E. Russ Jones wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation and gratitude the many comforting messages, oral tributes, prayers, and other expressions of kindness shown to us at the death of our Mother and beloved family member. We pray that Gods blessings will always be yours. The Jones and Russ families Cards of THANKS MAURICE GUNTER Faith Date for budget hearings set County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to set the dates for the two public hearings on the budget as Thursday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 16. Both hearings will begin at 5:15 p.m. Commissioners said they hoped all business will be completed on the rst date so the second hearing can be cancelled.Aquaculture sales $69M in 2012 The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on July 9, that the 2012 Florida aquaculture survey showed $69 million of aquaculture sales in the state last year. Florida aquaculture sales were reported by 404 farms on a statewide survey completed by the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service and the DACS. Florida aquafarmers produced ornamental sh, shellsh, alligators, aquatic plants, and food, game and bait sh, among other aquatic animals. Ornamental sales totaled $35.5 million and consisted of freshwater and marine animals and plants, including freshwater sh, craysh and marine sh, corals, live rock, snails and shrimp. Sales of aquaculture products for human consumption totaled $24.1 million and included freshwater and marine sh, clams, oysters, shrimp, prawns, alligators and turtles. All other aquaculture totaled about $10 million. There were 686 operations that reported being in business in 2012, of those, 404 reported sales during 2012. Many of the farms are small, family-owned and operated; 61 percent of the farms are less than three water acres in size. Total water acreage was 4,490. Gulf Coast Workforce update The Gulf Coast Workforce Board submitted two items for the county boards approval on July 16. They requested Ted Mosteller be re-appointed to a three year term to the Workforce advisory committee effective July 1. They also asked the county to renew an interlocal agreement with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The interlocal agreement does not authorize any particular funding but it is the umbrella agreement that says the Franklin County agrees to let the Gulf Coast Work Force Board provide services in Franklin County. Without an agreement, Franklin County would not be serviced by Gulf Coast Workforce. Commissioners voted unanimously to reappoint Mosteller and renew the agreement. The mission of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board is to provide leadership, oversight, guidance and assistance to institutions and agencies delivering training and workforce services in order to meet the economic development and employment needs of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties.Oil skimmer settlement reached At the July 15 county meeting, County Attorney Michael Shuler told commissioners a settlement has been nalized in litigation involving Calvin, Giardano and Associates (CGA), the rm hired by the county to manage response during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After CGA obtained an oil skimmer to stage in Franklin County in late 2010, BP refused to reimburse the rm $435,000 for the rental. CGA sued BP for reimbursement in 2012. The county was required by their contract with CGA to join the contractor in the suit. A court date for the litigation had been set for August of this year if mediation failed. After mediation, CGA agreed to a settlement of $15,000 and payment of all obligations for the use of the skimmer. Shuler said the settlement ends all county obligations to CGA. Commissioners voted unanimously to sign off on the settlement. News BRIEFS By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com Franklin County saw a slight rise in its unemploy ment rate in June, but the county remained poised as the fourth best in the state for joblessness. According to prelimi nary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate in June rose two-tenths of 1 percent, from 5.3 to 5.5 percent. The unemployment rolls added 16 people, growing from 286 to 302 people in search of work. The increase in unem ployment occurred even as the workforce grew by 95 workers, from 5,437 to 5,532, which is about the same size as it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,541 work ers, and the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 6.6 percent. Franklin Countys June jobless picture placed it just a few notch es behind Monroe County, at 4.1 percent, the states lowest unemployment rate. This was followed by Walton (4.2 percent) and Okaloosa (5.1 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with rel atively high proportions of government employ ment. Seasonal tourism also was a contributing factor. Franklin had the low est jobless rate in the tricounty Gulf Coast Work force region, which aver aged 6.5 percent in June, 1.5 percentage points low er than the regions year ago rate of 8.0 percent, and 0.6 percentage points below the June 2013 state rate of 7.1 percent. Bay Countys jobless rate rose from 6.3 to 6.6 percent, while Gulf Coun tys increased from 6.6 to 6.9 percent. Out of a labor force of 102,099, there were 6,658 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Along with all 67 coun ties in Florida, Bay Coun ty saw a slight increase over the month in the un employment rate mainly due to seasonal factors in education. Locally, we are seeing positive indicators including growing job op portunities in the manu facturing and construc tion industries, two of the hardest hit sectors during the economic downturn, said Kim Bodine, execu tive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. According to numbers released by the Depart ment of Labor, the Pana ma City metro area lost jobs over the year and had the highest rate of job losses for all metro areas in Florida. We question the accu racy of these numbers, said Bodine. Weve seen higher bed tax collections and increased taxable sales over the year along with strong employment opportunities in retail trade and leisure and hospitality sectors. County jobless rate rises slightly

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m Last week I saw an enormous ock of purple martins staging west of Apalachicola before continuing their migration. The birds roosted shoulder to shoulder on two strands of power wire stretching over a quarter mile. Earlier in the week, I watched a martin house at Harry and Linda Arnold’s riverside and Harry told me the last of the chicks were edging which triggers the migration each year. The Arnolds have several successful martin houses on their deck and said the martins keep the yard free of mosquitoes. The purple martin (Progne subis) is the largest swallow in North America. Males are all dark, glossy blue-black; females are duller above and grayish below. They have a distinctly notched tail and, like all swallows, are graceful agile yers. The genus name of the purple martin, Progne, is from the Greek word Prokne, the daughter of Pandion, a king of Athens. Legend has it she was changed into a swallow to escape her brutal husband. The species name, subis, given by the Roman naturalist Pliny, is Latin for “a bird that breaks eagle’s eggs.” Other names for the purple martin are the gourd martin, western martin, house martin, and black martin. So popular are these birds, there is a conservation group devoted speci cally to them, the Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA), a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization. Often, purple martin houses fail to attract a colony. There are several reasons why this might happen. A martin house must be placed in a large open area more than 30 feet from human housing. They prefer to nest close to water. There should be no trees within 40 feet. Martin houses should be 15 to 20 feet off the ground. Commercially built houses and a variety of plans for houses are available. White housing attracts martins best, and re ects sunlight, keeping nests cooler. Compartment oor dimensions should be at least 6” x 6,” but larger compartments offer better protection from predators and rain. You can improve a martin house by adding insulation to the attic and remodel interiors to offer double-size compartments. Dividers between compartments help keep males from claiming extra space, and can double occupancy rates. They also keep nestlings from wandering to other compartments, where they can get lost and die, or steal food from younger nestlings. All birdhouse poles require climbing animal barriers to keep out snakes, squirrels and raccoons. You can install guards before or after your martins have arrived. In areas with re ants, Te on spray or a ring of grease on the pole will stop the ants. Adult martins return to the sites where they nested before. Year old martins breeding for the rst time typically colonize new sites, and begin arriving about four weeks after the rst adults. Keep a new martin house closed until about a month after you see the rst martin scouts in your yard. This will keep house sparrows and starlings from taking over. The PMCA wants help in collecting information on martin arrival dates and breeding success. They have two programs to collect this data, Martin Colony Registration and Project Martinwatch. Information on these programs and martins in general is available at purplemartin.org Monda y S a tur da y : 7:00 A M 7:00 PM EST S unda y : 7:00 A M 5:00 PM EST Fi s h i ng H e a dq u a r ters : 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 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu July 25 88 77 50 % F ri, July 26 89 78 30 % S a t July 27 87 77 20 % Sun, July 28 86 77 30 % M on, July 29 85 76 40 % T ues July 30 86 76 30 % W ed July 31 85 76 30 % JOE’S LA WN C ARE IF IT’S IN Y OUR Y ARD LET JOE T AKE C ARE OF IT CALL JOE @ 850-323-0741 OR E-MAIL JOES_LA WN@Y AHOO.COM 451491 1 SPONSOR THE WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C A L L T O D A Y 850 227 7847 KATHY ROBINSON | Special to the Times The ones that didn’t get away On July 9, the Jacob Stilow party, shing with Capt. Grayson Shepard had an unusual experience. They landed not one but two goliath groupers. The angler shown here is Brian Thompson from Nashville, Tenn. Country music performer Marcus Hummon also landed a goliath. Shepard said the party was catching vermillion snapper, also known as “Beeliners” at the site of the Empire Mica undersea shipwreck. “About every third sh would be eaten by a goliath as it was being reeled in,” he said. “The goliaths would pull drag, taking the lines into the wreck and then cut them off. This happened probably 15 times. Finally, Brian was able to pull this one back out of the wreck and to the surface.” Shepard said the ght lasted close to half an hour, and that Thompson’s sh weighed around 300 pounds. Hummon also hooked up with a goliath and he too was able to get that one up as well. Shepard said both were released, in accordance with both state and federal laws that require the sh to be returned immediately to the water, free, alive and unharmed. “ It’s very rare to land a goliath and much more so to get two at the same time,” said Shepard. Staff and wire reports NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fishing regulators have voted to increase this year’s red snapper quota by 2.5 million pounds and to start a recreational season Oct. 1 if the anglers’ share of the catch so far allows it. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council increased this year’s quota on July 17 from 8.46 million to 11 million pounds for one of the Gulf’s most popular eating and sports sh. A recreational season would get up to 21 consecutive days. The length is uncertain because recreational anglers have regularly exceeded their 49 percent share of the total annual quota. Their catch through June will be subtracted from the increased recreational quota of 5.9 million pounds when gures become available in mid-August. If some of their quota remains, there would be a second season. Commercial boats are assigned 51 percent of the annual total. Decades of over shing had depleted the species when the rst recovery plan for red snapper went into effect in 1990. The total quota had been about 9.1 million pounds for years when regulators cut it to 5 million pounds. It has risen steadily since. Council member Kay Williams of Vancleave, Miss., wanted this year’s total set to 12.1 million pounds — the highest choice on the agenda. She said the lower quota penalizes commercial boats and people who buy red snapper for failure to control the recreational sector. “We just took a million pounds away from the commercial industry,” said Williams, who cast the only “nay” in a 15-1 roll-call vote. The vote was watched closely by those in the Bay County shing industry. With seasons for grouper and amberjack opening Aug. 1 and continuing through the end of October, Panama City charter Capt. Billy Archer said the additional season will add another option for anglers on the water this fall. “It’s a nice little economic boost for the guys who like to sh for grouper and amberjack at the same time,” said Archer, captain of the boat “Seminole Wind.” Archer said although the fall season is welcomed, anglers must continue to be good stewards of the resource. “We just want to make sure we don’t over sh in the fall because it could shorten our season next June,” Archer said. “We want to have those days when the people are here, and the people aren’t here in October.” Pam Anderson, operations manager at Capt. Anderson’s Marina in Panama City Beach, attended last week’s meeting and urged the council to opt for a “weekend only” fall season. She said a weekend only season would have bene ted Bay County by supplementing festivals in the area. Although the council decided for a continuous season, Anderson is now hoping the season will last through the weekend of Oct. 20 for the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival. Anderson said Capt. Anderson’s Marina alone is home to about 40 businesses that will bene t from additional snapper shing time this year. “When we have all the boats get out shing,” Anderson said. “In the fall, we may not be totally full, but they’ll all be out.” Last year, recreational anglers were assigned just less than 4 million pounds and caught 5.8 million pounds. In 2011, the recreational quota was 3.9 million pounds; the catch 4.6 million, according to the website for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s sheries division. “I think we came a lot closer in the last couple of years than before,” Roy E. Crabtree, regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries, said during the meeting. He said part of the reason for the underestimates is the average sh size increased faster than expected. That is beginning to stabilize, he said. Each commercial shing boat is assigned an individual weight quota. Those for 2013 will be increased when the nal rule is published, “hopefully sometime in September,” NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Kim Amendola said. Recreational anglers and head boats that take groups of anglers into the Gulf don’t have weight quotas. Rather, they have daily per-person bag limits and speci c dates when they can take Each state sets its own season and daily bag limit for state waters; only Mississippi’s and Alabama’s seasons and bag limits match those in federal waters. Taking those into account, NOAA Fisheries sets the season for federal waters based on estimates of when the recreational quota will be met. Page 10 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Quota hike makes second season possible Buds N Bugs: Purple martins’ majesty LOIS SWOBODA | The Times A purple martin house is a mini-community. SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore With so few species open to fish, offshore fishing has slowed down this month. Gag grouper and a few select snapper species are the only bottom fish that we can keep right now. Amberjack fishing will re-open on Aug. 1, so we will have another fish to target for the month of August. As our area is still flooding because of all the rain, fishing is slow at best. Good flounder catches and some red fish are being caught under the George Tapper bridge this week. Scallops are coming to the docks in decent numbers this past week. If you can see them through the mud and silt, the size and numbers are pretty good.

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Pur s u a n t t o t h e p r o v i sio n s o f t h e A m er ic a n s w i t h Di s a b i li t ies A c t, a n y p er s o n r e q uir in g s p e ci a l acco mm o d a t io n t o p a r t ici p a t e in t hi s m e et in g i s a s k e d t o ad v i s e t h e ci t y a t le a s t 48 h o ur s b ef o r e t h e m e et in g b y co n t ac t in g K ei s h a M es s er a t t h e a b o v e addr es s o r p h o n e n um b er W i l b ur n M es s er M a y o r A t t es t: K ei s h a M es s er Ci t y C ler k The F r anklin C ount y T our ist De v elopment C ouncil is conducting t w o P ub lic Hear ings t o discuss the possibilit y of incr easing the t our ist t ax b y 2% f or tr ansient r ent als The f ir st meeting has been scheduled on T uesda y J ul y 30, 20 1 3 at 6:00 p .m. at the Cit y Of f ices in C arr abelle The second meeting has been scheduled on Thur sda y A ugust 1, 20 1 3 at 6:00 p .m. at the Cit y of Apalachicola C omm unit y R oom, on Ba y A v en ue This meeting is t o pr esent options f or incr easing this t ax and t o solicit input fr om the pub lic. The pub lic is in vit ed t o at t end and shar e their ideas Y ou ma y obt ain mor e inf or mation b y calling the FCTDC of f ices at 653-8678 or email fr an@salt yf lor ida.com. These ar e pub lic meetings and t w o or mor e C ount y C ommissioner s ma y at t end. CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA S PORTS www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, July 25, 2013 A Page 11 Section Weems to offer free physicals Weems Memorial Hospital will be offering free physicals Monday through Thursday, Aug. 26-29. Franklin County High School Athletic Director Michael Sweatt said both Weems clinics will be offering the physicals for all students in all county schools. On Aug. 26-28, Monday through Wednesday, they will be offering physicals at the Weems Medical Center East in Carrabelle from 4 to 6 p.m. On Aug. 26-29, MondayThursday they will offer them at the Weems Medical Center West in Apalachicola from 4 to 6 p.m. On Thursday, Aug. 29, beginning at 2 p.m. they will be at the Franklin County High School multipurpose gymnasium. On Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at noon, nurse practitioner Dana Whaley and the Weems staff will be at the high gymnasium to perform throughout the school day. “A big special thanks goes out to Weems and CEO Ray Brownsworth for offering their services for free to Franklin County Schools and the kids of this community,” said Sweatt. “The ultimate goal is to get every student-athlete a physical so we don’t have to worry about it during any sports season. If your child even thinks they might play a sport they have to have a physical rst before they can even participate in an offseason workout or tryout.” If parents want to get a head start on lling out the physical forms then visit www.fhsaa.org and click on forms. You will need to have the EL2, EL3, and EL3CH forms signed and the correct information lled in. Sacred Heart to offer free physicals Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, in Port St. Joe, will conduct free physicals for all middle school and high school boys and girls in Franklin County at the Franklin County High School gymnasium from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. The physicals are open to students at all schools in Franklin County. The free screenings will be administered by specialists including Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic staff and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf physical therapists, nurses and physicians. Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate, posture, range of motion, exibility and balance. Students should check with Coach Michael Sweatt at 670-2800 ext. 1924 for details or any questions that are of concern to learn which date they should attend. Additionally, students and their parents must complete medical history and permission forms prior to participating in the athletic screening. These forms are available through school coaches or Sacred Heart’s Apalachicola of ce. Student athletes should wear shorts, T-shirts, and athletic shoes for their visit. Physical forms can be uploaded and printed out at: http://www.fhsaa. org/forms/general BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND Section 253 69 Florida Statutes Rule 16-21.021, F .A.C. July 12, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED AQUACUL TURE LEASE AREAS NOTICE is her eby given pursuant to Section 253.70. Florida Statutes, that the Department of Agricultur e and Consumer Services is pr oposing to submit an agenda item to the Boar d of T rustees of the Inter nal Impr ovement T rust Fund, r equesting appr oval of four (4) ar eas of sover eignty submer ged lands to be r eestablished as Aquacultur e Use Zones (her eafter “Zones”) for the performance of oyster cultivation activities. If appr oved, these Zones would be subdivided into individual 2.0 acr e (mor e of less) lease par cels, for pr eemption of the bottom and the entir e overlying water column, and leased accor dingly The following Zones ar e pr oposed to be r eestablished: 1) Highway 65 (72 Acr es), in St. Geor ge Sound; 2) St. Geor ge Island (46 Acr es), in St. Geor ge Sound; 3) Four Mile (44 Acr es) in St. Vincent Sound; and 4) Nine Mile (40 Acr es), in St. Vincent Sound. All four (4) Zones ar e located in Franklin County Florida, and in the Apalachicola National Estuarine Resear ch Reserve. Nine Mile and Four Mile Zones ar e located in the Apalachicola Bay Aquatic Pr eserve. A map identifying the locations and the limits of the pr oposed activities accompany this notice. Anyone having any questions or comments r egar ding the pr oposed pr ojects should le them in writing with the Division of Aquacultur e, Magnolia Center Suite 501, 1203 Gover nor’ s Squar e Boulevar d, T allahassee, Florida 32301, on or befor e 5:00 p.m. on the 24th day of August, 2013. Sports BRIEFS By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The AAA All Stars took it to their opponents but fell short at the state tournament earlier this month Manager Justin Odom said the boys lost both their games at the state tourney in Freeport. “They all played hard and kept their heads up,” said Odom, who was assisted by coaches Bert Davis and Lanny Rester. Even due to the rain, they still played hard. They played their hearts out.” In the rst game Saturday afternoon, July 13, the boys jumped ahead against one of the top teams in the tourney, Spring Hill American. “We battled back and forth and they came back to jump ahead in the end of the game,” said Odom. “Rain was an issue, we had to play the game in the rain.” The Franklin County boys ended up losing 136 in six innings, suffering their rst loss in the double elimination tourney. In their second game, Sunday afternoon, July 14, the team was ousted after sustaining a 9-5 loss to Holmes County. “That was just a battle,” said Odom. “We were trailing 5-4 most of the game and then, of course, had a rain delay until 7 p.m. that night.” Making the trip to state were shortstop Clint Rester, pitcher Tanner Amison, rst baseman Caden Turrell, second baseman Joshua Odom, catcher Colin Amison, center elder Lamarius Martin, third baseman Devin Daniels, right elder Ashton Topham, out elder Kelson Smith, left elder Gage Boone, inelder Caleb Abel and outelder Carson Davis. “Thanks to all the kids for their hard work. I’m really proud of them,” said Justin Odom. He also thanked the team’s sponsors, who included the City of Apalachicola, City of Carrabelle, Franklin Co. Commission, Amison Seafood, Best Western, Badcock & More, Ace Hardware, Kelley Funeral Home, Water Street Seafood, Gordon Shuler, Esq., Lynn’s Seafood, Fisherman’s Choice, Oyster Catcher, Rhonda Skipper, Panama City Dance Academy, Pam Shiver, Owl Caf, Shaun Donahoe, Carrabelle Christian Center and Coastal Cleaning. “The Franklin County AAA All Stars would like to thank everyone that supported our team on our journey to state. Without the nancial support from the community the trip would not have been possible. All the hard work from parents and players to raise the money didn’t go unnoticed and is certainly appreciated,” he said. Grateful parents and players expressed their thanks to coaches Odom, Rester, and Davis for all of their hard work and dedication. “It is because of that these boys won District IV Title and had the opportunity to participate in the state tournament!” said a thankful parent. AAA All-Stars battle at state tourney CHALA PARISH | Special to the Times Caden Turrell steals home.

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Local A12 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 SCHOOL BO ARD OF FRANKLIN COUNTY B UDGET SUMMAR Y NO TICE FY 2013-2014 NO TICE OF B UDGET HEARING The Franklin County District School Board will soon consider a b udget for scal year 2013-14 A public hearing to mak e a DECISION on the b udget AND T AXES will be held on: Monday J uly 29, 2013 5:15 P .M. EDST At The W illie Speed Board Room, 85 School Road, Eastpoint, FL 32328

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 A14 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 91638T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 12-185-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DEBORA G. COLLINS; et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated June 24, 2013, entered in Case No. 12-185-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Centennial Bank is the Plaintiff, and Debora G. Collins; Wendell Harrelson; Larry D. Everett 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 are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Inside Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on August 15, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: Lot 3, Block K of Lanark Beach, Unit No. 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 13 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with all improvements located thereon and a 1968 Fleetwood Mobile Home, ID# DK71268277. 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 sale. DATED this 25th day of June, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, 2013 91640T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 13-31-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY L. SPRUILL and TAMMY D. SPRUILL, husband and wife; et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated June 20, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-31-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Liberty County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK is the Plaintiff, and ANTHONY L. SPRUILL and TAMMY D. SPRUILL, husband and wife; CITIBANK, N.A.; 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 are the Defendants, the undersighed will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on August 27, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: EXHIBIT A Commence at a old terra-cotta monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 2, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, Liberty County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 34 seconds East 30.00 feet to the Northerly right of way of a 60 wide roadway easement; thence Easterly along said right of way run South 89 degrees 43 minutes 44 seconds West 1595.25 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 43 minutes 44 seconds East 608.49 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run North 00 degrees 33 minutes 47 seconds East 966.69 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 81 degrees 09 minutes 19 seconds West 144.79 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 79 degrees 48 minutes 38 seconds East 420.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 79 degrees 48 minutes 36 seconds West 51.85 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 33 minutes 47 seconds West 1069.55 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 14.20 acres more or less. LOT 69. LIGHTHOUSE RIDGE ESTATES, UNIT 3 (UNRECORDED) Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 03 seconds East along the North boundary of said Section 35 a distance of 2855.93 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 59 seconds East 1110.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 14 minutes 41 seconds East 60.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 58 minutes 01 seconds West 411.60 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds West 224.46 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 247.49 feet, thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an arc distance of 88.22 feet. thence run South 50 degrees 41 minutes 26 seconds West 270.37 feet, thence run South 37 degrees 53 minutes 33 seconds East 410.12 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway, thence run along said right-of-way boundary as follows: North 50 degrees 41 minutes 26 seconds East 281.01 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 657.49 feet, thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an arc distance of 234.42 feet, thence North 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds East 240.39 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet thru a central angle of 07 degrees 01 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 418.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue Northeasterly along said right-of-way and along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet, thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 35 seconds for an arc distance of 137.00 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 50 degrees 21 minutes 54 seconds East 350.00 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 3000.00 feet, thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 35 seconds for an arc distance of 122.68 feet, the chord of said arc being South 38 degrees 27 minutes 49 seconds West 122.67 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 42 minutes 29 seconds West 350.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.04 acre, more or less. LOT 70, LIGHTHOUSE RIDGE ESTATES UNIT 3 (UNRECORDED) Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 03 seconds East along the North boundary of said section 35 a distance of 2855.93 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 59 seconds East 1110.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 14 minutes 41 seconds East 60.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 58 minutes 01 seconds West 411.60 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds West 224.46 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 247.49 feet thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an arc distance of 88.22 feet, thence run South 50 degrees, 41 minutes 26 seconds West 270.37 feet, thence run South 37 degrees 53 minutes 33 seconds East 410.12 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway, thence ran North 50 degrees 41 minutes 26 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 281.01 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radios of 657.49 fast thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an are distance of 234.42 feet, thence ran North 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 240.39 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet thru a central angle of 09 degrees 22 minutes 21 seconds for an arc distance of 548.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 36 seconds for an arc distance of 137.01 feet, thence run South 48 degrees 01 minutes 18 seconds East 350.00 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 3000.00 feet thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 36 seconds for an arc distance of 122.70 feet, the chord of said arc being South 40 degrees 48 minutes 24 seconds West 122.69 feet, thence run North 50 degrees 21 minutes 54 seconds West 350.00 toot to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.04 acre, more or less. Together with a 1992 SHAD Mobile Home VIN #146M7049A, Title #62802954 and 1992 SHAD Mobile Home VIN #146M7049B, Title #62802955 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 20th day of RENEE STONE | Special to the Times “Dig Into Reading” is the theme for this year’s summer program at the Franklin County Public Libraries. Students are treated to weekly eld trips and, on Friday, July 19, students from the Carrabelle library visited rock hound Rod Gasche at his workshop where he creates jewelry from minerals and semiprecious stones. In photo above, Gasche, shares rare specimens collected across North America with Charlee and Larry Winchester and Piper Stone. R eE ALLY ‘DIGGInN G I ntoNTO reRE ADI nN G’ By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com Double check your o tation devices and hunker down, this is shaping up to be a very wet summer. Rainfall for July is now over four inches above aver age for Franklin County. On July 22, with another week to go, monthly rain fall recorded at the Apala chicola Regional Airport surpassed 11 inches. The average monthly rainfall for July is 7.3 inches. The re cord high is 19 inches. Recorded rainfall ex ceeded an inch on July 3, 4, 19 and 22. Andy Lahr, a volunteer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis tration in Tallahassee said the wettest day, to date was Monday July 22 with over three inches, which set a new record for that date. The previous record for July 22 was two and a half inches set in 1963. In a normal year, there is some rainfall on 15 days dur ing the month of July here. At the time of this printing, the county had experienced 17 rain days in July. It has been overcast for 12 out of 22 days and the weather has been cooler than normal with an aver age temperature of 80 de grees compared to a nor mal average of 82 degrees. The record high for July is 103 set in 1995 and the re cord low is 67 degrees set in 1977. During the rst week of July, the county received more than four inches of rain. The deluge began with more than a halfinch of rain on Wednesday evening, July 3. Over the next 24 hours 1.67 inches of rain fell inter fering with Independence Day plans in Carrabelle and on St. George Island. Private citizens with rain gauges anecdotally report ed much higher amounts of rain in some areas of the county. Thunder and rain put a damper on county celebra tions earlier this month but merchants say July show ers bring big sales. Harry Arnold said busi ness at the Tin Shed has been outstanding this month. Arnold said, “Rain brings people off the beach and off the island.” Downtown Books report ed they were “swamped with business,” no pun intended. At around 2 p.m. on Mon day afternoon, with rain pouring down, April Cain, a server at the Owl Caf said, “Right now, I’m doing my very best just to nd tables for everybody. It starts to rain and they come in wet and hungry.” LL O I I S SWOBODA DA | The Times Cherry and Abigail Carr of Macon, Georgia came to Apalachicola to shop on Monday and got caught in a deluge. And the rains came A group of students from Florida State University’s lm school spent three days and two nights in downtown Apalachicola last week lming a “spec” commercial as part of their master’s thesis. Sean Tien on the left, Spence Lindsey, Dustin LeBoeuf on the right and Ting Zhang at the camera said they enjoyed their stay here. They received a stipend from the lm school to complete their project. The students said they stayed at the El Rancho Inn and ate at local restau rants including Up the Creek and lmed on the street and at several downtown businesses. —BY LoLO I sS S woboWOBO DA Students lm in Apalach commercial district LL O I I S SWOBODA DA | The Times

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, July 25, 2013 The Times | A15 4515147 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 2 BR / 1 BA APARTMENT APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $550 2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED IN LANARK UTILITIES INCLUDED ........................................ $750 1 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED CONDO W/ POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND ................... ....................... $750 1 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT IN LANARK ....................... ............... ................ $500 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ FT / 2 LOTS HIGHWAY 98 FRONT AGE ..... ............................ $650 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98 UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES CALL CHARLOTTE FOR DETAILS. 850 370 6223 4515237 Full-time Bus Driver Apalachicola Bay Charter School seeks a for morning & afternoon routes in Franklin County. ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 4515211 The City of Carrabelle is accepting applications for two Water /Wastewater LaborersUnder the supervision of the Water /Wastewater Superintendent, the employee will be responsible to perform manual labor in maintaining water and sewer lines for the City of Carrabelle. Responsibilities include installing new water and sewer service, repairing water and sewer lines, manholes, meter readings, and all other assigned tasks. Employee is responsible for the operation of heavy equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks. High School Diploma/GED required. Experience is preferred. Salary will be discussed at time of interview. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL 32322, all previous applicants need to re-apply. 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Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com the APALACHICOLA & CARRABELLE TIMES C ALL O UR N EW N UMBERS N OW C ALL O UR N EW N UMBERS N OW June, 2013. Kathy Brown Clerk of Circuit Court By: V. Summers Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, 2013 91688T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.13000022CA CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA A. TAYLOR, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MICHAEL D. BARDECKI RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 490 SAINT TROPEZ CIR NE, SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33703 TO: MICHAEL D. BARDECKI RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3247 TECH DRIVE N, SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33716 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in FRANKLIN County, Florida: Lot 1, Block ‘I’, St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit Number 2, a subdivistion as per Map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 15, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Apalachicola Times. Dated June 26th, 2013 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By Terry E Creamer Depty Clerk of the Court Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis Court Technology Office Office of Court Administration 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225 Tallahassee, FL 32303 850.577.4401 At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. PH # 32066 July 18, 25, 2013 91722T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CASE NO.: 11-000433CA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD D. BROWN; RHONDA M. BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; OLIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.; SANDS OF CARRABELLE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on August 15, 2013, at 11:00 am Eastern Time at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Franklin County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 71, THE SANDS OF CARRABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. This Notice dated this 25th day of June, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, 2013 91694T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE CITY OF BENTON, Plaintiff, and, MONET INVESTMENTS, LLC, THOMAS FRANK MOORE, VINOD C. GUPTA, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, No. 2013-MR-11 PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Monet Investments, LLC, Thomas Frank Moore, Vinod C. Gupta, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants: This is Notice to you of the filing of Petitioner for Order Authorizing Demolition on the following property: LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK “A” IN PARKRIDGE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BENTON, SUBJECT TO PRIOR RESERVATIONS, EXCEPTIONS AND CONVEYANCES OF THE COAL, OIL, GAS AND OTHER MINERALS UNDERLYING THE SAME, SITUATED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN NUMBER: 08-20129-001 NOW THEREFORE, unless you file your response to the Petition filed herein, or otherwise make your appearance in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Illinois, within thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this Notice, default may be entered against you at any time thereafter, and the relief request in such Petition for Order Authorizing Demolition may be granted. Nancy Hobbs Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, Illinois July 18, 25, 2013 August 1, 2013 94425T NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Apalachicola will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: SEAWALL REPAIR Project #219.005 Project is located in the City of Apalachicola, Florida and consists of approximately 400 linear feet of river stabilization (rip-rap & filter fabric) and wooden boardwalk removal and replacement. There will also be a bid alternate for steel sheet pile retaining wall with boardwalk removal and replacement. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. (850) 227-7200. The Bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 75 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. The project is anticipated to start September 3, 2013. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $750.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for “ Seawall Repair ”. Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m (EDT), on August 6, 2013 at the Apalachicola City Hall, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, and will be opened and read aloud at that time. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The City Commissioners reserves the right to waive information in any bid, to accept and/ or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of City of Apalachicola. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the job site (Riverfront Park, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00a.m Eastern Time, August 1, 2013 All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Clay Kennedy or Philip Jones at (850) 227-7200. July 25, August 1, 2013 91808T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 13-00045 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES CARL MAYO, Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JAMES CARL MAYO, deceased, Case Number 13-00045 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the joint personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims against this estate who are served with a copy of this notice are required to file with this court such claim within the later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on that person. Persons having claims against the estate who are not known to the personal representative and whose names or addresses are not reasonably ascertainable must file all claims against the estate within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 25, 2013. Joint Personal Representatives: GRACIE LAYFIELD 9145 SW Pitts Circle Kinard, FL 32449 And Charles Mayo 721 Hwy. 98 Eastpoint, FL 32328 RACHEL CHESNUT Attorney for Personal Representatives P.O. Box 501 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-4611 FL Bar No. 0048331 July 25, Aug 1, 2013 94443T PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF APALACHICOLA REQUEST FOR DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS GRANT SERVICES PROPOSALS The City of Apalachicola hereby requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide Grant Administration services for its Culture Builds Florida (not to exceed $24,000, $20,000 grant funded, $4,000 locally funded) from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Proposals must include a scope of work outlining how tasks are to be performed and a fee. A statement of understanding of the Goals and Objectives as well as a commitment to perform the work if selected must be provided by an individual authorized to bind the proposal, with an original signature. Submittals shall also include evidence of experience in Arts Administration, Cultural Tourism and/or Organizational Development. Corporations shall include a certificate of status/good standing. Scope of work, specifications for deliverables and proposal evaluation criteria are available at City Hall offices, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320. Interested individuals or firms should submit an original and six copies of proposals, sealed and clearly labeled “Sealed Proposal for School of Art Services”. Proposals submitted by email or fax will not be considered. Proposals must be received by 2 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Apalachicola City Hall Office, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL 32320. For further information, contact Revena Ramsey at 850-6531522 or revenaramsey @cityofapalachicola. com. Contracts resulting from the selection process will be subject to state and federal requirements and release of funds by the funding agency. The City of Apalachicola reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technical errors, waive any informalities or irregularities, and award the contract in the best interest of the City. THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FAIR HOUSING & HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION. July 25, August 1, 2013 94537T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000065 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAKE T. BRYANT, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 24, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA000065 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Apalachicola, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash Inside Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL. 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 15th day of August, 2013, at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lots 20 and 21, Block “104”, each 50’ X 199.5’, according to an unrecorded 1956 map of the Northwest Quarter (1/4) of Fractional Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and which said Lots are further described as follows: Begin at a point, (LP, Stake), on the West boundary of the 100 foot “Jefferson Street”, 1618 feet due South and 996.5 Feet West of the Northwest Corner, (Concrete Monument), of said Northwest Quarter (Northwest 1/4); run thence West 199.5 Feet; thence South 100 Feet; thence East 199.5 Feet; thence North along said “Jefferson Street”, to the point of beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff McCalla Raymer, LLC 110 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 July 25, August 1, 2013 ADOPTION:Adoring Financially Secure Couple yearn for 1st baby. j Christine & Greg j j 1-800-552-0045 j Expenses Pd FLBar42311 COLLECTOR BUYING OLD FLORIDAWANTED: Advertising Signs & Displays, FL: Bottles, Tokens, Paper, Postcards, Photos, Primitives. Also Railroad Memorabilia, Pedal Cars, Toys (Pre-1970), Gas Station Items Including: Uniforms, Signs, Promo Give-Aways, Displays. Circus & Carnival Items, Fla. Souvenirs. Fair Prices In Cash !! Call Alan 352-538-0945 Washer and DryerLike New Maytag top-loader washer model A412’ circa 2006, $500; Whirlpool dryer 7cu. Foot model WED4800XQ electric, only $300 or take both for $750. Located in Parker. Call 937-325-5441. Text FL59334 to 56654 Carabelle : Carabelle Flea Market (Behind the IGA) Saturday July 27th 8am until noon, rain or shine. Venders Welcome Food ServiceCooks Apalachicola River Walk Cafe Needed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, flex hrs Mon -Sat. Apply in person at: 17 Ave. E., Apalachicola (Next to the Dixie Theater) Web ID#: 34258152 Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *Bussers BLUE PARROT Now HIRING Please apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. George’s Island Other Driver / Sales Hiring Immediately. Driver’s must have valid driver’s license. Company provides vehicle. Also have two positions for Sales. Paid cash daily. Call Carmen at 850-370-0952. Web ID#: 34259712 Other Live-In Caregiver Looking for live-in caregiver for elderly woman. All utilities paid. No rent. Possible pay. Call for details. Located in Carrabelle. 850-209-4124 Web ID#: 34257391 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL59072 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove Apartments Taking 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 & employer Text FL58599 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’X 65’deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Carrabelle Beach 2 & 1/2 acre property, incl. W/S/E with small mobile home. 24x24 carport, and 8x16 shed. Asking $76,000. Call (850) 524-1257 Harley Davidson Softail Nightrain (FXSTB), 2001, Looks great, runs great! Many upgrades. Asking $9,800 850-319-8634 Text FL59644 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 If you’re ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it!

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Ne ed s ju st a li tt le TL C, Co ll in s A v e, Li st ed by Ja ni e Bu rk e. MLS# 249619 $144,000 972 E. Gulf Beach Dr ST GEORGE ISLANT FL High and dr y 2nd tier lot with easy beach access and next to bike pa th. P erfect building site with grea t gulf views. Mary Seymour Jef f Galloway Real Estate 850-728-8578 !!! “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) Who was the rst Beatle to have a #1 single following the group’s breakup? John, Paul, George, Ringo 2) What dog breed was named for an area along the coast of Croatia? Chihuahua, Great Dane, Saint Bernard, Dalmatian 3) Of these who once worked as a pineapple chunker in a Hawaiian cannery? Bette Midler, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman 4) What make was the Cunningham family car in TV’s “Happy Days”? Hudson, DeSoto, Ford, Chevy 5) Which bill is the second most-used denomination of U.S. currency? $5, $10, $20, $100 6) At what age was Rudolph Valentino at time of death? 31, 46, 67, 94 7) What song was Michael Jackson performing when he introduced the “moonwalk”? Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller, Bad 8) A sesquipedalian speaker ordinarily uses what sort of words? Kindergarten, Racist, Long, Religious 9) The rst Corvette was made in 1953 with its color being? Black, Red, Blue, White 10) In 1922 which city had the rst ofcial police car, the “Bandit-Chaser”? Denver, NYC, Detroit, Chicago 11) Of these who was named after a department store? Halle Berry, Meg Ryan, Jodie Foster, Lucy Lawless 12) “Bronze John” was an old disease name for? Meningitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, yellow fever 13) In the early 1900s about what percentage of American homes had bathtubs? 5%, 20%, 33%, 40% 14) If someone is aphonic, what is lost? Keys, Soul, Voice, Mind ANSWERS 1) George. 2) Dalmatian. 3) Bette Midler. 4) DeSoto. 5) $20. 6) 31. 7) Billie Jean. 8) Long. 9) White. 10) Denver. 11) Halle Berry. 12) Yellow Fever. 13) 20%. 14) Voice. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Special to the Times On Saturday July 27, the Friends of the Governor Stone will begin a major restoration of the National Historic Landmark Vessel the Governor Stone. Members of the sup port organization will give public tours of the vessel at the St. Andrews Waterfront Market from 8 a.m. until the vessel sets sail at 11 a.m. Members, supporters and invited guests will sail the vessel to the Bay Coun ty Boatyard where it will be removed from the water at 1 p.m. and prepared for the three-month long restora tion effort. The restoration plan calls for surveying, repair ing and stabilizing the original, 136-year-old keel of the vessel to assure its structural integrity. Dete rioration in hull planking, rub-rails, gunwales, deck planking, cargo hatches, cabin and steering struc tures will be repaired. If funds allow, the Governor Stone will get new rigging and sails that restore the appearance of the 1877 Schooner. The single biggest task of the restoration will be re pairs to the original keel of the vessel to address dam age from ship worms in the interior of the centerboard slot, leaks at the center board and garboard joints and at the rudderpost and driveshaft ttings. While the boat is out of the water skilled craftsmen will also replace damaged planks below the waterline and under the rub rails. Needed repairs to dete riorating deck structures present the opportunity to replace the hatch covers, cabin and steering gear box with structures that are historically accurate and are built with tradition al methods using like-kind materials. Planned funds are addi tionally available to replace the sails, sail covers and running rigging with mod ern maintainable materials that more closely resemble the appearance of original lines, sails and blocks. Harry Dennard, presi dent of the Friends of the Governor Stone said the Governor Stone is the last sailing coasting schooner in the Gulf. “Our Board takes preservation very seriously. We are going to address structural issues to assure the continued survival of the vessel and we are following restora tion guidelines published by the National Park Ser vice,” he said. The restoration has been made possible by on going fundraising efforts by members of The Friends of the Governor Stone and by signicant contribu tions from The Bay County Boatyard, Eastern Ship building, Kurt Voss of His toric Boats and Ships and by the St. Andrews Water front Partnership. This support enabled the award of a $50,000 Florida Small Matching Historic Preser vation Grant. This project has been nanced in part with a $50,000 historic preserva tion grant provided by the Bureau of Historic Preser vation, Division of Histori cal Resources, Florida De partment of State, assisted by the Florida Historic Commission. Governor Stone plans major renovation DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The Governor Stone paid a visit to the 2012 Carrabelle Riverfront Festival.



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By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com An Eastpoint woman is being treated after being bitten by a rabid fox. On Thursday, July 18, the county health department issued an alert after tests con rmed a fox that attacked a woman in Eastpoint Monday was infected with rabies. The attack occurred when two homeowners were working in their yard near the end of North Bayshore Drive. The woman went to Weems Memorial Hospital where her wounds were treated and was then sent to the health department by the attending physician. Department spokesman David Walker said the health department has ordered rabies vaccine to treat the victim of the attack. Julie McKinney, director of nursing for Gulf and Franklin counties, said the woman must begin treatment for rabies within 10 days of being exposed. The cost of treatment is around $2,000, she said. Albert Floyd, director of animal control, said traps have been set on North Bayshore to catch additional foxes. Doris Shiver Gibbs, who lives near the site of Mondays attack, said a fox attacked her dog on Wednesday. She said the dog was on her porch. She went to check on it at about 2 p.m. when she heard a loud disturbance and found a ght in progress. The only thing between me and the fox was my dog, she said. Gibbs dog was current in its rabies vaccination. After the attack, Gibbs re-By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com County commissioners Tuesday morning wrapped up a day-long budget workshop continued from last week by doing what they said all along they planned to do give the 165 county employees more pay for the upcoming scal year. The $200,000 earmarked for an $1,100 across the board pay increase met with no formal objections from the ve commissioners, who spent all day Thursday reviewing budget proposals from constitutional of cers, county department heads, and various other government bodies who depend on county support. The pay hike is just one component of what looks to be a roughly 9 percent increase in the millage rate for the next year, a shade more than a half-mill up from this years 5.9637 mills to a proposed 6.4938 mills. Proceeds from this ad valorem taxation will total about $10.58 million, about $750,000 more than the $9.84 million generated by property taxes this scal year. ERIN GRIFFITHCounty plans tax increaseVOL. 127 ISSUE 13 Thursday, July 25, 2013Employees to get pay hike, new health planSpecial to the TimesTourism tax gures released by the Tourist Development Council show more heads in beds in Franklin County during March and April than any other spring since 2005, when the tax was rst implemented. The state sales tax report shows more than $80,880 in tourism tax revenues were collected from visitors during March and $90,000 during April. The numbers represent an 11 percent increase to an industry that last year generated more than $40 million in lodging revenues alone. Industry of cials say if the current trend holds, Franklin Countys lodging industry is on track to generate nearly $44 million in revenue during 2013, making it an important economic force behind jobs and economic development countywide. Rabid fox bites Eastpoint womanSee TAX A3 Franklin County bed tax shows best spring everUS FISH AND WILDLIFE | Special to the TimesThe population of foxes in the Eastpoint neighborhood is large. The year so farA look at bed tax numbers shows that the current scal year is running well ahead of last year, which brought in more than $916,000 in revenue. 2011-12 2012-13 Difference YTD Change OCTOBER $48,383 $53,543 $5,160 10.67% NOVEMBER $34,441 $40,334 $5,892 17.10% DECEMBER $21,597 $21,510 $86 0.00% JANUARY $30,392 $33,657 $3,264 10.74% FEBRUARY $52,045 $49,365 -$2,679 -5.15% MARCH $66,597 $80,880 $14,282 21.44% APRIL $81,641 $90,242 $8,601 10.53% By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com A young Eastpoint oysterman perished Monday morning working under adverse weather conditions in Apalachicola Bay. The body of 21-yearold Brandon Wayne Bruno Creamer was recovered Tuesday afternoon in Apalachicola Bay about a mile east from where his small boat went down Monday morning in a thunderstorm. Capt. Chester Creamer, with the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce, said a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helicopter spotted the body about 2:30 p.m. Law enforcement of cials aboard the sheriffs watercraft, and one from the Wewahitchka Search and Rescue Team., retrieved the body from the water and brought it to St. George Island. Clarice Powell, victim advocate at the sheriffs of ce, said distraught family members awaited the grim news on the shoreline. Powell accompanied Creamers mother, Maggie Creamer, and her anc Lance Flowers, to Kelleys Funeral Home, where Bruno Creamers body was taken before being transported to Tallahassee for an autopsy. It was very emotional for her. Being a mother she wanted to see him, Powell said. A mother just needs closure, and thats something I advocate for. If a mom wants to see her child, thats what a mom needs to do. Creamers fellow oystermen, together with law enforcement vessels, scoured the area on the northwest side of Bird Island, west of the St. George Island bridge, working in daylight from the time the oystering vessel sank with two aboard in bad weather at about 8 a.m. Monday. Eastpoint resident Billie Murray, 18, was picked up within minutes by another boat in the vicinity and was taken to Weems Memorial Hospital, treated and released. A sheriffs deputy on the bridge at the time of the mishap said Brandon Creamer clung to oyster tongs for a time, before the swift current pulled him beneath the waves. Shes hanging in there the best she can, Powell said. She treaded water. She knew how to swim, not very well, but she knew how to tread water. Chester Creamer said reports are that waves in the pelting rain swamped the stern and brought the boat down. Powell said Murray had time to call her sister, who was on a nearby oyster boat working with Don Davis. Also, a distress call was put in to the sheriffs of ce, she said.Oystermans body recovered LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesDivers from an interagency team assembled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission search Tuesday morning for the missing oysterman. BRANDON CREAMER TRAGEDY AT SEA See OYSTERMAN A2 See BED TAX A2 See FOX A3Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A14-A15Stone in rehab, A16 King sh Shootout Aug. 2-3The 10th annual King sh Shootout will be Aug. 3 and 4 at C-Quarters Marina, 501 U.S. 98. The Captains Meeting is at 6 p.m. Registration is $250 per boat. Online registration is available at the website www.cquartersmarina.com/ shootout.html. The shootout will be for king sh only. The guaranteed payout will be $16,500 with 10 places. You can win $5,000 for the biggest king sh. Proceeds bene t the Leukemia Research Foundation. For information, call 697 8400. Oyster, wild ower talks ThursdaysThe Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host two educational talks in August at their visitor center at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. On Aug. 1, come learn about oysters and the reefs they call home. On Aug. 8, ANERR will host a wild ower lecture, slideshow and nature walk. Both talks are scheduled for 3 p.m. For more information, call 670-7703 or visit www.dep.state. .us/coastal/sites/ apalachicola/default. htm. xxxxx Opinion A4 xxxxx King sh Shootout 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

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 There were life jackets on the boat but it went down so fast, said Powell. As it started going down, the current grabbed her. She lost sight of him because of the waves.Davis and another oyster boat helped pick Murray up from the raging sea. By the time they got there the boat had already sank, Powell said. They saw her, and it was a struggle getting her on the boat because the waves were so bad. An oysterman aboard one of rst boats to arrive on the scene after the accident said a sudden thunderstorm came through, and it got really bad. The waves picked up and water came over the side. An onlooker reported four life jackets were seen oating in the area of the sunken boat. Stan Kirkland, a regional spokesman with FWC, said the vessel was buoyed but remains on the seaoor in about 10 foot deep water. In addition to FWC watercraft and an interagency dive team assembled by FWC, the sheriffs ofce has two vessels in the search, together with one from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Chester Creamer said the sheriffs boat used sonar and side scanners in their daylight search that were capable of showing everything on the bottom. When its dark you cant see, he said. Shrimp boats worked Monday night dragging the sea oor in the area near where Creamer had gone in. George Watkins was among those aboard the shrimp boats, and he said the weather got so bad around 11 p.m. they were afraid they wouldnt make it in. Kirkland said the bay was open for harvesting all this week. Unless there is a closure that applies to oystering, they can oyster as they see t, he said. I would leave it up to shermen about that. Everybody should pay attention to the weather. On Thursday morning, the commissioners began with a millage rate of 6.7684, which would generate about $11.05 million. In her report, Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson told commissioners Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper had certied a 2013 taxable value of 1.11 percent less than in 2012, and just slightly above the countys tax base in 2003. In 2013, one mill generates $1.63 million; in 2012 one mill generated $1.65 million. The commissioners reviewed the constitutional ofcers and department heads budgets, each of which had to factor in a shift in retirement costs from the state. This overall amounted to about $236,000 more county dollars than had to be paid into the state retirement system last year. In addition, reported Erin Grifth, a staffer in the nance ofce, there would be about a $95,000 increase in the countys Medicaid cost share, due to a state decision to modify how it invoiced counties for these charges. Thats nothing we can argue with, Grifth said. Were not able to verify our resident listing anymore. Before reviewing the different departments, Commissioner Pinki Jackel indicated she would not be voting on whether to tentatively approve any of the budgets at the hearing. Im here to listen, learn and work through our numbers, she said. With the exception of the property appraisers ofce and the building department, each of the constitutional ofcers and departments showed an increase in next years budget, mostly between 1 and 5 percent. In discussing the largest single budget, Sheriff Mike Mock said he had cut three positions from this years budget and had offset the savings by putting in for three new vehicles in capital outlay. The sheriff proposed a $4.65 million budget, about 2.5 percent more than the $4.53 million spent this year. He also said he had not handed out raises but had made some promotions, and the cost of cell phone service had decreased. The sheriffs nance director, Ginger Coulter, said medical costs for inmates were at a historically low level of $90,000. We have very good management and hopefully it will stay that way, she said, noting the jails pharmaceutical supplier allows for a buyback program for medications. Jackel continued to focus on the issue of salary increases built into some of the budgets of constitutional ofcers and county departments. She took aim at $2,000 pay increases built into staffers salaries by Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott, who had proposed a 13.8 percent hike to this years budget of $268,000. Part of that increase was due to a proposed electronic poll book that staffer Heather Riley said would cost, together with maintenance and training, about $25,000. Jackel was skeptical about the immediate need for the poll book, which is growing in popularity among counties but is not yet state mandated. Were in another tight budget scenario and every penny we add to that is an additional burden on taxpayers, she said. Jackel reiterated her views that it was unfair to have some ofcials include salary increases in their budgets and then have these further enhanced with the across-the-board increases to all county employees. This is something the county has to pay for every year going forward, she said. Im going to oppose $2,000 salary increases. We havent looked for what we can do for salary increase from department to department. This represents a stated increase over and above what salaries were last year. At Tuesdays continuation of the budget workshop, Jackel said the clerk of courts and tax collectors ofces were the only two departments not to build in salary hikes ahead of the commissioners decision what to apply across the board. She called the matter a at out fairness issue and suggested rather than apply the $1,100 across the board, to give constitutional ofcers and department heads a lump sum and have them divvy it up as they see t. That way department heads can take into consideration who received raises and who did not, she said. At the end of the day theres going to be a number of employees who dont feel like they were treated fairly. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said, and his colleagues agreed, it would be best to build in the salary increases into the budget total, and then decide at a later date specically how to have the pay hikes applied to the respective budgets. In order to bring the millage down to the current proposal, commissioners favored a decision that they rst considered a year ago, which was to go entirely with the Capital Health Plan (CHP) health maintenance organization. That move is expected to result in a savings of $324,000 over the current plan, which gives employees a choice of whether to opt for Blue Cross-Blue Shield or CHP. Had the commissioners stuck with the blended plan, they would have seen an $86,000 savings over this years health care costs. Grifth said that the county would pay $610 per month per employee based on enrollment percentages, if they stuck with the blended option. By going with CHP, the county will pay just $451 monthly per employee, which covers individual, but not family, coverage. The downside on that (CHP) is they have no network in Bay County, but it would result in lower costs for employees, Grifth said. With CHP there are no deductibles, only copays, but you must stay in network. Thats one way they keep their costs down. At the request of the commissioners, Grifth surveyed county workers Monday in advance of Tuesdays continued budget workshop. She said she received 70 responses out of 161 current enrollees in the health plan, about evenly divided between Blue Cross and CHP users. She said almost 40 percent of the Blue Cross enrollees said they would switch to CHP at open enrollment, which would mean a majority of county workers would be on CHP at the Oct. 1 start of the new scal year. Commissioners voiced concern that two of the countys most popular health care providers, cardiologist Shezad Sanaullah and podiatrist Tamara Marsh, were not on the CHP network. They said they planned to assist in any way possible in getting the two on the network. I think we need to send the message that CHP is great health care, Jackel said. I know its a change, and we all resist change. Thats just human nature somehow. FreeAdmissionforchildrenages5andyoungerandmilitarypersonnelwithvalidI.D. 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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, July 25, 2013 The50thAnnual MissFlorida SeafoodPageant SAVANNAH NICOLE COOK17yearolddaughter ofDuaneandAmy CookofEastpoint, andisaSenioratFranklinCountyHigh School.SavannahissponsoredbyCoastal NewandUsedFurniture. SAMANTHA ELIZABETH SHIVER17yearolddaughter ofTonyandJoann ShiverofStGeorge Island,andisaSeniorofFranklinCounty. SamanthaissponsoredbyArmistead Companies. ASHLEY MORGAN CARROLL17yearolddaughter ofTraceyandLink CarrollofEastpoint, andisaSenioratFranklinCountyHigh School.AshleyissponsoredbyLynn's QualityOysters,Inc. MORGAN ELISE MARTIN16Yearolddaughter ofHenryandTeresa AnnMartinof Apalachicola,andisaJunioratFranklin CountyHighSchool.Morganissponsored byGulfCoastWorkforceofApalachicola. AALIYAH IREONNA WEST15Yearolddaughter ofMelissaand NancyWestof Apalachicola,andisaJunioratFranklin CountyHighSchool.Aaliyahissponsored byApalachicolaCityCommissionerMs. BrendaAsh. WEOFFER35IslandDr.PointMallUnit7PleaseCall BrittanyTurnerDonaHarrell 850-323-1873850-653-5844 SUITZONE (850)215-5949StaceyAdamDressShoes &LeisureSuits Only$59.99 Member FDIC 33WestGardenStreet Pensacola,FL32502850.202.9900or1.877.962.322417SEEglinParkway FtWaltonBeach,FL32548850.244.9900or1.866.362.3224 www.beachcommunitybank.com ported the incident to both animal control and the health department and then took the dog to the Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic in Eastpoint. It received a rabies booster shot and must now be quarantined for 45 days. Dr. Hobson Fulmer, director of the clinic, said a booster is medically indicated for vaccinated animals any time rabies is suspected. A neighbor found a fox believed to be the dogs attacker the next day. The fox was tested for rabies, but results were inconclusive because the fox had been shot in the head. Brain material must be intact to be tested. Fulmer said when the presence of rabies cannot be conrmed in an attack the disease is always assumed to be present for public health reasons. He said the foxs aggressive behavior, particularly during the day, could be caused by rabies. Fulmer said he plans a free clinic to vaccinate animals for rabies on July 30 from 6-8 p.m. An adult must accompany all animals. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier for the animals safety. Director of Solid Waste Fonda Davis, who oversees animal control, said he feared residents were destroying the foxes. Thats not helpful, Davis said. People need to stay away from the foxes and let animal control handle it. Dont feed them and dont shoot them. Gibbs said the population of foxes in the neighborhood is large. She believes some North Bayshore residents are feeding wild animals including foxes, raccoons and bears. I would like to see FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and the county step up and help with the problem of these animals, Gibbs said. We are afraid to let our grandchildren out to play. Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus spread from animal to animal by a bite, scratch or mucous membrane/open-skin exposure to the infected animals saliva. With possible rabies in humans, the injury is treated well before the onset of symptoms. According to MayoClinic.com, treatment for persons exposed to rabies consists of a fast-acting shot to prevent infection, part of which is given near the bite, as soon as possible after the exposure. The rst shot is followed by a series of rabies vaccines to help the body learn to identify and ght the rabies virus. Rabies vaccines are given as ve injections in the arm over 14 days. Under the Cruelty to Animals section of the Florida Statutes, dogs and cats more than four months old must be currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian. The health department urges everyone to supervise companion animals when they are outdoors and stay away from stray or wild animals, never touch a bat and never feed raccoons or any wild animal. If your pet ghts with a wild animal, put on rubber gloves before handling your pet. If a wild animal bites or scratches you or your pet, do not shoot the attacker in the head because damaged brains cannot be tested for rabies. An exposed, unvaccinated cat or dog must be quarantined for six months or euthanized as they may develop rabies and become contagious during that time. Currently vaccinated dogs and cat must be quarantined for 45 days. If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water. Seek medical treatment and report the injury to the Franklin County Health Department at 653-2111. If the animal is a stray or wild animal, call Franklin County Animal Control at 6704733. FOX from page A1Were excited to see such a signicant increase in occupancy for what has been typically an offseason period, TDC board member Paul Parker said. We are looking forward to a great year, and were hopeful that the trend will continue and that tourism revenue will help drive jobs and economic development. Franklin Countys increase in tourism is currently running about twice the state percentage. According to estimates released in May by VISIT FLORIDA, the states ofcial tourism marketing corporation, 26 million visitors came to Florida in the rst quarter of 2013 (January to March), an increase of 4.7 percent for the same period in 2012. Tourism ofcials say they hope the increased visitor trafc brings continued jobs and responsible growth. We are business friendly, Franklin County Commissioner and TDC Board Chair Pinki Jackel said. Whether its seafood, responsible tourism or environmentally friendly businesses, were always happy to see environmentally friendly industries and businesses that would be a good t for Franklin County. Parker agreed. Based on the state numbers, every 85 visitors we welcome to Franklin County create one job, he said. Statewide, Floridas hospitality industry added nearly 36,000 new careerbuilding jobs this quarter alone, marking the 36th straight month of job growth for the tourism sector. Thats important information for the state, and its important information for Franklin County, he said. If the TDC can be a part of helping to foster job growth through its efforts to promote responsible tourism here, then weve accomplished a lot. Franklin Countys tourism marketing efforts are currently funded through a 2 percent tourism tax collected from visitors by lodging providers countywide. Commissioners are weighing a proposal to double the bed tax to 4 percent, which would bring in approximately $800,000 more per year to TDC coffers. BED TAXX from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThe Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic will offer a free rabies clinic on Tuesday.

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Editors Note: The following remarks were delivered Tuesday morning on behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County Inc. at the county commissioners continued budget workshop. I have some dif cult medicine to deliver this morning. I believe the patient that is, the nancial health of our county is seriously ill, but you have chosen not to listen to numerous remedies that have been suggested for the contagious disease we suffer. To further remind you of the CCFCs efforts to help cure the patient, once again, here are copies of our memo detailing means and methods of reducing the current budget numbers by approximately $967,000. I beg you to hear me now. I hope you take to heart what I am about to say. You are our leaders. You establish the governmental scal stability and fate of the citizens of Franklin County. Our countys system of budgeting and nance is broken. You must want it that way because, as our leaders, you are the nal word in costs and expenditures. You have now proposed yet another raise in property taxes. This latest one totals another 11 percent. This unnecessary raise is a direct consequence of your failure to act responsibly on behalf of the citizens of Franklin County today. You might as well put This tax raise brought to you by the irresponsible inaction of Smokey Parish, Noah Lockley, Cheryl Sanders, William Massey and Pinki Jackel on the outside of the TRIM (Truth in Millage) envelope this year. Because it is true. Even though you have chosen to bury your elected heads in the sands of Franklin County, you cannot hide from the results of your failure to act responsibly as scal gatekeepers. Do not say There was nothing we could do, using the excuses that the state increased the retirement rate and we had a big bill for Medicaid reimbursement. That only amounts to a bit over $300,000 of the total increase. The reason for the rest of the increase is on each of you commissioners. I have spoken to every one of you privately on occasion, and the usual answer I get is that you are powerless to act or make changes. The truth is, you throw up your hands in helplessness to the voters and say you are powerless, but that is only because you chose to put on blinders to the real truths of our economics. I dont believe that any of you are really deliberately bad or incompetent people. But I believe you are guilty of scal malfeasance and have violated your oaths of of ce. Strong words? Let me recount what I believe are some of your nancial failures: 1. A majority of this board did not even look at our 2013-14 budget until the morning of the rst budget workshop. The budget is your most important reason for existence. Bad budget, bad government. Why are you not putting the time and attention into a top-down review of the budget process? We are a very small county. The majority of you have been in of ce for multiple terms and been exposed to many annual budgets. Why dont you know the budget backwards and forwards as some of us have learned it? 2. I have heard over and over that the constitutional of cers decide their own budgets. That would be a big surprise to the writers of the Florida Constitution. Our governing document puts you squarely in that position, not them. 3. Employees of the county work hard. Are 100 percent of them good eggs? Like all other large businesses, that answer is no. Yet, Franklin County employees know well that exceptional performance is not rewarded, and mediocrity or worse is tolerated and sometimes even rewarded. Where is the responsible personnel oversight and management? 4. Who is at the heart of the health care system in Franklin County? You are, commissioners. You are ultimately responsible for all aspects of that system from primary care to hospitalization, buildings, maintenance and future planning. Under your ongoing direction, Franklin County is consistently rated at the very bottom of good health outcomes. Why? Certainly, it does not have anything to do with how much we spend. Health care spending from all sources is approaching the $10 million mark and rising quickly. Where is the legitimate and long-term discussion of Franklin Countys ongoing health care operations? Your head-in-the-sand attitude is bankrupting the county bit by bit. 5. We have become a pariah in the investment market. People have walked away from properties when it became apparent that we as a county arent coming back nancially, and certainly not as fast or successfully as are our neighboring counties. I have people call me each week telling me how dissatis ed they are with the political system here; they just want to give up and run away. Commissioners have a duty by oath to provide for the general well-being and economic prosperity of its citizens. I dont see that discussion taking place. I could go on, but whats the sense? There is no free lunch, commissioners. You have used grants to lift our boats for a generation. They are departing as the tide, with the caveat that they are not returning. BP money boosted our economy and cant be blamed for the continuing scal mess you have allowed to occur as of today. The golden goose is now of cially cooked. As you requested, I have carefully analyzed the county budget and have provided commissioners with a plan for dramatically reducing the latest 11 percent increase. There is much more that can be saved by practicing carefully objective review and management. I am asking you to say No to additional increases that have not been vetted by you on a line-by-line basis. This would even leave money for real investment in the positive future for the county residents. Please take my comments as a warning bell that demands your scal accountability to answer. How will you respond, Commissioners Jackel, Commissioner Massey, Commissioner Lockley, Commissioner Parrish and Chairwoman Sanders? Allan Feifer is the president of Concerned Citizens of Franklin County Inc.Page 4 Thursday, July 25, 2013A bad choice of words, but not hatefulRegarding last weeks op-ed piece by Ron Sachs and just who is he, and does he live in Franklin County? I think someone is making a mountain out of a molehill here. Certainly, Cheryl was not trying to offend any religious group or community. This was a very bad choice of words! Yes, and trying to deny the term jawing was a very bad mistake. However, this is a term used for years, and thankfully not by too many for the past 50 years or so by anyone who meant it as a slur against the Jewish people. It designates bargaining and getting the best price for your money. Once upon a time, it was a nasty remark, and Hitler used it as a hate term against the Jews to spread his propaganda. This is NOT the point that Cheryl was making. I hope our community will understand this and accept her apology. Aileen BensonShame on you for ignoring ethnic slurThe chairman of the Board of County Commissioners has now offered her apology for the use of the racial and ethnic slur spoken on record in a public meeting during a recent salary discussion and controversy. The residents and taxpayers of Franklin County deserved no less than that heartfelt apology. Although I am not Jewish, a dear and special Franklin County friend is, and he rst alerted me to the troubling use of the offensive word carelessly and thoughtlessly used by the county chair. As a practicing Jew himself, the use of the stereotypical term was very offensive to him, and to his family as well. I respected his sensitivity and wrote to the commission and chair stating my concerns about the public incident. But now, I believe it is important to inform other county voters about my own letter of concern and objection, which was sent electronically to the ve commissioners and the director of administrative services. Neither I, nor my letter or my comments, have been acknowledged or answered. I never even received the polite courtesy of a form saying We have received your comments. In my letter to the commissioners, I not only cited my strong objections to the chairs derogatory and inappropriate use of that slang term, but I further objected to the public failure of any of the other commissioners or any of the other paid public of cials present to hold her accountable for the ignorant use of that careless word. I was offended that none of the other elected of cials saw t to immediately raise their own objection to the use of that careless racial and ethnic slur, in that way holding their leader accountable for the inappropriate word used. As a resident, property owner, taxpayer and regularly active member of the Franklin County community, my Jewish friend and I were offended by the chairs use of the term jawing in the unmanaged and irresponsible chaos of those salary discussions. (By the way, in the midst of that bizarre attempt to justify a newly appointed department heads proposed new salary, I was abbergasted when Commissioner [Smokey] Parrish seemed proud to announce that I dont look at anybodys salaries. Shouldnt he be one of those who helps set those salaries?) That entire salary discussion proved to be a personnel farce and doubly embarrassing when it included the slur! I nd it offensive that my personal letter of objection, properly and privately directed to the commissioners, has been ignored by all my elected of cials as of this date. Why did you decide my comments/ opinions didnt deserve the respect of your attention? Why didnt my personal communication which was directed to each of you receive the courtesy of a polite acknowledgement from at least one of you? And why doesnt the county bother to respond to communications from its voters? Have you all become so far detached from your constituents that you forget I help to pay your salary? As does my Franklin County Jewish friend. Shame on you all for ignoring the legitimate words of comment and complaint from this voter. As your constituent, I deserved some respect from you. And shame on you all for ignoring the racial and ethnic slur when used publicly by your chairman. All the members of this county deserved more and better respect from you, no matter what their ethnicity. Sincerely,Mel KellyCarrabelleMuch ado about nothingAnyone who lives in our community realizes that our commissioners are human, they make mistakes and they have made some wonderful decisions for our community. There is not one among us who has agreed with every one of them on every decision, and most of us have the ability to agree to disagree with dignity and respect. As individuals we all have opinions, and not all opinions are the same, but for the most part we all know our commissioners rst hand, by rst name. We call on them when there is a problem, and most of the time, we get a call back from them and the problem is resolved. We are blessed to have that luxury of living in our small communities and being able to live and get along together regardless of our differences in opinion. Occasionally, however, there is always one problem that is blown all out of proportion and made to look far worse than it actually is. The latest to be the unfortunate front and center star of media frenzied headlines and criticisms has been Commissioner Cheryl Sanders. After reading the urry of news, using the term very loosely, I have to pose the question: What is really at issue here? First and foremost, anyone who has any dealings with Commissioner Sanders good, bad or indifferent will tell you that she would not intentionally hurt anyones feelings. I can tell you personally that there is not one commissioner on that board that has not ruf ed my feathers a time or two, but I respect every one of them for the job they do for us, and I honestly dont think that any one of them goes in with a personal agenda to hurt our community or the people in it. However, since this has been brought up, maybe we need to look at all the others too, I dont seem to remember the media frenzy when the districting issue came up about Commissioner Noah Lockleys district, and how about the double homestead issue? I dont seem to recall any of the commissioners personally jumping on board to chime in with disgust, or how about issues with hiring, when some question the quali cations? Does that mean they personally have issue with the religion, gender or preferences because they have no use for Franklin County residents? Bottom line: Commissioner Sanders made a comment that was misunderstood as a personal attack, a poor choice of words for which she apologized. It was most de nitely not meant to hurt anyone or done with malice. Yet someone decided it was and to make a spectacle of it by contacting outside media and notifying people in Tallahassee. This community is known for its laid back, good ole Southern hospitality, and we have visitors who ock here year after year to experience that part of our community. The question could be posed, was the effort to blow it all out of proportion to focus on a single commissioner, county government or on the residents of Franklin County? Common sense should be applied with respect to situations like this, and I am hoping as well that common sense will also rule over personal agendas, regardless of who they are or what they might be. Commissioners, we are proud of the work you do, now please continue to represent us with the passion that each of you has for our community in unison and get back to the things that are most important for the sake of our community. Respectfully, a proud resident of Apalachicola, Linda Raf eld USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. 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. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION www.apalachtimes.com ASectionDont ignore proposed remedy to countys scal ills ALLAN FEIFERSpecial to The Times Letters to the editor: COUNTY COMMISSION EDITIONI can tell you personally that there is not one commissioner on that board that has not ruf ed my feathers a time or two, but I respect every one of them for the job they do for us, and I honestly dont think that any one of them goes in with a personal agenda to hurt our community or the people in it.

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, July 25, 2013 By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star.com Curley Messer purchased Franklin Countys rst ofcial squad car. Messer, now mayor of Carrabelle, is known for his storytelling skills. Recently he shared a story of his early days in local law enforcement. Messer, a native of Kentucky, rst came to Carrabelle during World War II when he helped build Camp Gordon Johnston and later trained there before shipping out for the Pacic theatre of the war. During the 18 months he was stationed here, Messer, then 17, met and married Audrey Riley, and Carrabelle became his home. After the war, Sheriff Herbert Marshall hired him hired as a deputy. Messer said he was recruited with a shake of the hand. (Marshall) said, Raise your hand and swore me in right there, Messer said. Then he wrote on a piece of paper, and he said, Youre a deputy. I said, Wheres my badge? and he said my gun was my badge. I said I wasnt going to make an arrest without a badge, so he got out a catalog, and I ordered two badges, one for my cap and one for my breast. A friend of mine went over to Tyndall and brought back three ofcers uniforms for me to wear. Audrey sewed black stripes on the trousers. She was good with a sewing machine, Messer said. It was 1947, and Messer received $2,200 in muster pay, wages accumulated over the last two and a half years of his military service. He used $942 of this to buy a squad car from Freddie Mason at the Apalachicola Ford dealership, a brand new white Crown Victoria. Mason arranged to have it detailed in green to look ofcial. Messer bought starshaped decals for the doors to complete the effect. The car was used more as an ambulance than a police car. I made two trips to New Orleans, four to Gainesville and hundreds to Apalachicola and Tallahassee carrying people in need of help, Messer said. He paid for his own gas and repairs. Messer remembered once, after a trip to Panama City with Audrey and their oldest boys, he had a blowout. After Audrey watched him change the tire, she told him to stop in Apalachicola. The tires were so bald, she bought me new ones from her tip money, Messer said. The Crown Victoria was often used to transport prisoners from the east end of the county to the jail in Apalachicola. Sometimes, this was quite an adventure. Once, he was carrying a pair of prisoners who had broken into Jim Putnals Hard Hat, a Carrabelle bar. One was a Californian, the other a long-line sherman known as Jitterbugging Shorty. Messer said Shorty had a drinking problem but was a good sort and could be as drunk as he could be, but, if he came up to a lady, hed tip his hat. He would never have broken in if it hadnt been for the other fellow, Messer said. Shorty began harassing the other prisoner and said, I told you (Messer) would get you. It aint like the city. The Californian responded, Ive killed people for saying less than that. Messer warned he would shoot the Californian if he tried anything. The westerner then threatened to jump out of the car, and Messer responded, Let me speed up rst. Im only going 60 miles an hour. After the Californian was jailed, local authorities learned he was wanted for murder in Sacramento, Calif., Texas and New Orleans. There was lots of murders after the war because we had a lot of deep sea boats in here and a lot of bad bar rooms, Messer said. Men drifted in from everywhere looking for work. Every two or three weeks Id have a killing. Theyd throw them overboard, and Id have to drag em up. I never gave up on a killing. I got them all. Local newspaper accounts of the late 1940s in Franklin County conrm violent crime was prevalent.Tales of the countys rst squad carThe following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.July 16Jenny L. Nowling, 27, Eastpoint, failure to appear (FCSO) Cody L. Garrett, 20, Eastpoint, sale or possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Joe L. Morales, 34, Eastpoint, passing worthless bank checks (FCSO) Charles E. Pattillo, 68, Lanark Village, trespass on property after warning (FCSO) Scott A. Staggers, 44, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (APD)July 17Tammy D. Douds, 61, Carrabelle, two counts of uttering (FCSO) Benny R. Strops, 41, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO)July 18Joseph D. Richards, 33, Eastpoint, battery and disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Jordan L. Odom, 21, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Judith B. Taylor, 38, Tallahassee, four counts of DUI with property damage, three counts of leaving the scene of a crash with damage, leaving the scene of a crash involving person(s), refusal to submit to breath test, and trespass on property (FHP)July 19Paul Z. Sanders, 23, Eastpoint, attempted burglary of a dwelling and resisting ofcer without violence (FCSO) David F. Daniels, 28, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication (CPD) Christopher A. Thompson, 38, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO)July 20John M. Davis, 48, Carrabelle, harvesting while license revoked, and possession of undersized black drum (FWC)July 21Robert R. Osburn, Jr., 21, Apalachicola, possession of paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) Evan P. Wiley, 19, Tallahassee, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol by person under age 21 (FCSO) Juan Pabon, 25, Eastpoint, reckless driving (FCSO) Darlene M. Martinez, 44, Lanark Village, child abuse (FCSO)July 22Ottis E. Russell, 47, Carrabelle, harvesting in prohibited area, harvesting between sunset and sunrise, harvested oysters not culled, resisting ofcer without violence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and violation of probation (FWC) Sonya S. Murray, 52, Carrabelle, harvesting in prohibited area, harvesting between sunset and sunrise, and harvested oysters not culled (FWC) Marcus D. Allen, 21, Apalachicola, aggravated assault with a rearm (CPD) Arrest REPORT FROM THE MM ESSER fF AMILY COLLECTIONCurley Messer sitting on the rst Franklin County police car.Ofcers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation concluded a veday oyster detail in Apalachicola Bay early this month. During the detail, conducted by Ofcers John Allen, Carmon Brownell and Jason Lipford, and Lt. Charlie Wood, 63 vessels were boarded and 159 harvesters were inspected. The detail yielded multiple violations of resource and boating safety laws. Four uniform boating citations were issued for boating safety and registration violations and two resource citations were issued for no saltwater products license and no Apalachicola Bay oyster harvest permit. Sixty-six boating safety warnings were issued as well as 26 warnings for resource violations. During the week of July 12-18, Ofcers Allen and Matt Gore and Investigator Steven Cook worked complaints regarding individuals harvesting shellsh from conditionally closed waters in Apalachicola Bay. They made 13 arrests for harvesting shellsh in closed areas. The shellsh on all the vessels were seized and returned back to the water. FWC REPORT

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LocalA6 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 2013CITYELECTIONINFORMATIONTheCityofCarrabellewillbeholdingaMunicipalElection onthefollowingdate:September3,2013 7:00AM7:00PM*POLLINGLOCATIONS* CityofCarrabelleCityHallCityCommissionRoom 1001-GrayAve.,Carrabelle,FL32322*VOTERREGISTRATIONDEADLINE*August5,2013*ABSENTEEVOTING*Ifyouneedtohaveanabsenteeballotmailedtoyoupleasecontact theFranklinCountySupervisorofElectionsat850-653-9520orvisit ourwebsiteatwww.votefranklin.comunderAbsenteeVoting.The ElectionsOfficeislocatedat:47AvenueF,Apalachicola,Florida.*EARLYVOTING* *EARLYVOTINGWILLBECONDUCTED FORTHECITYELECTION*August26,2013August30,2013(ONEWEEKONLY) EarlyVotingwilltakeplaceatthe: FranklinCountyAnnexOffice8:30am4:30pmMonday-Friday CountyAnnexislocatedat: 1647Hwy98E,Carrabelle,FL Forfurtherinformationpleasecontacttheelections officeat653-9520REMEMBERFLORIDALAWSREQUIRESYOUTOHAVE PHOTOSIGNATUREIDTOVOTEORYOUMUSTVOTEA PROVISIONALBALLOT e!ert's HI e!ert's HI e!ert's HI TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA NOMINATEnowyourfavoritebusinesses,people, restaurantsorothercategoriesfor The Inaugural2013ReadersChoice BestofTheForgottenCoast TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO TTENGORFO STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA STCOA Tosubmitnominationsineachcategory:GOTOstar.comORapalachtimes.comAND CLICKONTHE STCOA STCOA STCOA om.ctimes apalach THE CLICK ON OnlineNominations:July25th-July31st OnlineVoting:Aug.1st-12thTOPTHREEWINNERSWILLBECHOSEN Special to The TimesThe Florida Department of Health in Franklin County would like to welcome their newest member of the clinical team. Helen Cook, is a native of Franklin County, started her clinical career at the county department of health in in 1987. She worked with the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County in its Womens Health Center from 2008 to 2013. An experienced practitioner providing family planning services, Cook is excited about returning to her home town to provide clinical services to the residents of Franklin County. Her schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Apalachicola; and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carrabelle. Call today to schedule your appointment at 653-2111. HELEN COOKSPECIAL TO THE TIMESThis chart shows that Franklin Countys rate of sexually transmitted diseases is nearly twice the state average.Cook returns to county health department Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, July 25, 2013 CITYOFCARRABELLEPROPOSEDENACTMENTOFCITYORDINANCETheCityCommissionoftheCityofCarrabelle,Florida,proposestoenactthefollowingordinance: CITYOFCARRABELLEORDINANCE455 ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYOFCARRABELLE,FLORIDA,PROVIDINGFORAMENDMENTOFORDINANCE115ANDORDINANCE453PERTAININGTOTHELEVYOFLICENSEANDOCCUPATIONALTAXESONPERSONSANDENTITIES ENGAGEDINORCARRYINGONCERTAINTYPESOFBUSINESS,PROFESSIONS,PRIVILEGESOROCCUPATIONSINTHECITYOFCARRABELLE;ANDESTABLISHINGANEFFECTIVEDATE. TheproposedOrdinancemaybeinspectedduringregularhoursatCarrabelleCityHallbetween8a.m.and4:30p.m.,1001GrayAve.,Carrabelle,FLMondaythroughFriday,orcall850-697-2727.TheproposedOrdinancewillbeconsideredforenactmentduringa publichearingtobeheld6:00p.m.,ThursdayAugust1,2013(rstreading)andThursdaySeptember3,2013(nalreading)attheCarrabelleCityHalllocatedat1001GrayAve,Carrabelle,FL.Interestedpartiesmayappearatthehearingandbeheardwithrespect totheproposedOrdinance. IfanindividualdecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCityCommissionwithrespecttothismeeting,averbatimtranscriptmayberequired.Ifso,theindividualshouldmakeprovisionforatranscripttobemadeatthemeeting,(RE:FloridaStatute286.0105). PursuanttotheprovisionsoftheAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationtoparticipateinthismeetingisaskedtoadvisethecityatleast48hoursbeforethemeetingbycontactingKeishaMesserattheaboveaddressorphone number. WilburnMesser,Mayor Attest:KeishaMesser,CityClerk EXHIBITA-CityofCarrabelleLicenseTaxSchedule Theamountoflicensetaxleviedandimposeduponeverypersonthatshallengageinormanageanyofthefollowingbusinesses,professions,privilegesoroccupationsisherebyxed,gradedanddeterminedbeginningOctober1,2013atthefollowingamounts: 1) ABSTRACTORSOFTITLE,includingcompanies,agents,rmsorpersonsotherthanlicensedattorneys,engagedinthebusinessofmakingabstractsoftitlefrompublicrecords$50.00 2) ADVERTISINGAGENTSAND/ORSIGNSHOPSperyearorfractionthereof$50.00 3) ADVERTISING (a)Bypaintingonwall,fence,advertisingbusinessotherthanthatofownerofwallorfence.$50.00 (b)Billpostersandsignbickers.$10.00 4) AGENCIES: (a)Commercialorpersonsgivinginformationastocreditratingorstandingofindividualsorrms,peryear$20.00 (b)Rentalorcollecting,peryear$40.00 (c)Corporations $40.00 (d)Solicitingbusinessforoutoftownenterpriseswheredisplayroomsaremaintainedandmerchandisekeptonhandassamplesfordisplaypurposesonlyprovidedhowever,theoccupationallicensetaxherebyimposedshallnotapplyto establishmentsregularlyandcontinuouslyengagedinthesaleofmerchandisecustomarilycarriedonhandasapartoftheregularstockofsuchestablishment.$100.00 (e)Solicitingbusinessforforeignconcernsnototherwiseprovidedforperyearorfractionthereof$100.00 (5) AMUSEMENTPARKS,peryear$200.00 (6) APARTMENTS: (a) upto25UNITS $50.00 (b) eachadditionalunit$10.00 (7) AUDITINGCOMPANIESORINDIVIDUALS,peryearorfractionthereof. $50.00 (8) AUTOMOBILEDEALERSORSALESAGENTS: (a)Peryearorfractionthereof $50.00 (b)Automobiledealersorsalesagents,automobileaccessoriesandautomobilegarageorrepairshop,anddealersingasolineandoilsandautopainting,whencombinedunderoneownershipandoperation,peryear$100.00 (c)Automobilegarageand/orrepairandpaintshop$50.00 (d)Automobilepainters,itinerant$50.00 (e)Automobileparkingandautomobiletrailerparkinglots$50.00 (f)Automobilewreckingordismantlingforsalvage$50.00 (9) BAKERIES (a)operatedbysteamorotherpower,peryear$100.00 (b)outofCitydeliveringwholesaleorretailinCity,peryear$70.00 (10)BANKSORBANKERS$50.00 (11)BARBERSHOPS: (a)Onechair$30.00 (b)Eachadditionalchair$10.00 (12)BEAUTYPARLORS (a)Oneoperator $40.00 (b)Eachadditionaloperator $15.00 (13)BICYCLES,rentingorrepairingperyear$30.00 (14)BILLIARD/POOLANDSIMILARTABLES,orplaceswherechargesaremadeforplayingpoolorbilliards,foreachtable,peryear.$30.00 (15)BOARDINGANDROOMINGHOUSES,HOTELORMOTEL,ETC.,havingavailableaccommodationsformorethanthreeguests,whetheroccupiedornot,perroom,peryear$1.00 (16)BONDINGCOMPANIES$50.00 (17)BOTTLINGCOMPANIES,includingcanneddrink (a)Manufacturers,peryear $80.00 (b)OutofCitydeliveringwholesaleorretailintheCity$100.00 (18)BOWLINGALLEYS,eachalley,peryear$30.00 (19)BROKERS,thosewhocarrystockonhandandwhoselltoregisteredwholesalemerchantsonlyandactasintermediarybetweenbuyerandsellerfortheconsiderationofabrokerageorcommissionfromeitherforthesaleofstocks,bonds,merchandise, etc.$50.00 (20)BUILDINGANDLOANASSOCIATIONS,peryear$100.00 (21)BUSINESSES:PROFESSIONAL,each (a)Dentist $70.00 (b)Lawyer $70.00 (c)Physician/Surgeon $70.00 (d)Optometrist $70.00 (e)Chiropractor/Osteopath $70.00 (f)Psychologist $70.00 (g)CertiedPublicAccountant $70.00 (h)Veterinarian $70.00 (i)CourtReporter $70.00 (j)Architect $70.00 (k)Auctioneer $70.00 (l)Forester $70.00 (m)Surveyor/CivilEngineer $70.00 (n)Podiatrists,peryear $70.00 (22)BUSSTATIOINS $50.00 (23)BUSINESSFIRMSOTHERTHANMERCHANTS.Alltypesandformsofbusinessesofeverykindwhatsoevernototherwisecoveredinthisarticle,norcoveredinseparatepeddlersordinances$70.00 (24)CABINETMAKERSORCARPENTERSHOPS $50.00 (25)CARWASH$50.00 (26)CEMENTORARTIFICIALSTONEMANUFACTURERS,peryear$100.00 (27)CARNIVALPARADES$100.00 (28)CIRCUS,heldunderonetentwhereoneadmissionischarged,peryear$100.00 (29)CLAIMSANDCOLLECTINGAGENCIES,otherthanlawyers$50.00 (30)CONTRACTORS:$70.00 (a)Building,painting,remodeling,roong (b)Residentwithoneormoresubcontractors(subcontractorsmayobtainlicensesunderrespectiveclassication) (c)Contractorspavingorcementworks(includingdeliveringcement) (d)Electriciansorelectricalcontractors (e)Plumbers,includingpipettersandcontractorssellingofxturesorconductingshop (f)Contractors,nototherwiseprovidedfor (31)CRAFTSHOP$50.00 (32)DANCINGSCHOOLHALLS$20.00 (33)DAYCARECENTERS$50.00 (34)DREDGEINGCOMPANIES$50.00 (35)DRYCLEANERS,STEAMCLEANERSANDCLOTHESPRESSERS,OREITHER,HATBLOCKINGANDDRYERSOREITHER$50.00 (36)ELECTRICALENERGY,distributionof$350.00 (37)ELECTRONICSSELLSAND/ORREPAIR$50.00 (38)EXPRESSCOMPANIES$70.00 (39)EXTERMINATORS$50.00 (40)FLORISTS,ordealersinowers$30.00 (41)FAIRSWITHRIDINGDEVICES,each,perweek$100.00 (42)FOODVENDORS,STANDSORMOBILEUNITS(ONPRIVATEPROPERTYONLY)(applicantsshouldnotbeissuedanoccupationallicenseinthesecategoriesuntilapprovalisobtainedfromtheCitysPlanningandZoningBoard)$50.00 (43)FRUIT,VEGETABLE,WARES,ETC.STANDS,MOBILEUNITSORTRUCKS,sellingnotinconnectionwithlicensedmerchants(ONPRIVATEPROPERTYONLY)$50.00 (44)FURNITUREDEALERS(notunderMerchantclassication)$50.00 (45)GAMES,suchasshufeboard,throwingballsatguresandthelike,perday$20.00 (46)GASOLINEANDOIL: (a)Wholesale$50.00 (b)Retaildealers,eachpump$10.00 (c)Dealersinpropane,butaneoranyotherformofgasforheating,lighting,etc.,whendeliveredbytruck,eachtruck$10.00 (47)ICECREAMMANUFACTURERS:$50.00 (a)Wholesaling (b)Retailing (48)ICEMANUFACTURERS$40.00 (49)INSTALLINGOFMACHINES,FIXTURESAND/OREQUIPMENT,nototherwisecoveredinthisarticle$50.00 (50)INSURANCEAGENCYAND/ORCOMPANY,$40.00 (a)Insuranceagencies (b)Insurancecompanies,eachcompanyrepresented (51)JANITORIAL/CARPETSERVICES$50.00 (52)JEWELERS,repairing/salesand/orwatchrepair(alsoseeMerchantsforstock)$50.00 (53)LABORRECRUITERS,inducinglaborerstoleavethecityorcountyforemployment$625.00 (54)LANDSCAPINGANDYARDMAINTENANCE$50.00 (55)LAUNDRYAND/ORLINENSERVICE$50.00 (56)MACHINEAND/ORWELDINGSHOPS$50.00 (57)MANUFACTURING,eachnototherwisecovered$20.00 (58)MARINEWAYS$50.00 (59)MASSEUR/MASSEUSE,eachperson,peryearorfractionthereof$50.00 (60)MERCHANTS,STOREKEEPERSANDWHOLESALEDEALERS,toincludeantiqueandsecondhandshops,inaccordancewiththevalueofthestockofgoodsasfollows: (1)Stockoflessthan$1,000.00$15.00 (2)Stockof$1,000.00andlessthan$5,000.00$35.00 (3)Stockof$5,000.00andlessthan$20,000.00$70.00 (4)Stockof$20,000.00andlessthan$40,000.00$100.00 (5)Stockof$40,000.00andup$150.00 ProvidedthatallpersonsapplyingforlicenseunderthisClassication,shallmakeafdavitbeforetheCityClerkasFixOfcioTaxCollectorastothevalueofthestockofgoodsforwhichlicenseisappliedfor,andsuchafdavitshall bemadeandledamongthecityrecordspriortotheissuanceofanylicense. (61)MONUMENTCOMPANIES $50.00 (62)MOTORCYCLESORMOTORBIKES,agentsordealersorshopsforrepairs$50.00 (63)MOVINGPICTURES/PERFORMANCETHEATERS$75.00 (64)MUSICTEACHERS$50.00 (65)NEWSPAPERS: (a)Weekly,andpublishersofmagazinesorsimilarpublications,otherthanthosepublishedbyadepartmentofthestate$100.00 (b)Publishedsixormoredaysaweek$200.00 (66)NURSERYSTOCK,agentsordealers,peryearorfractionthereof$50.00 (67)PAWNSHOP $50.00 (68)PAINTERSOFSIGNS,ARTISTS$50.00 (69)PEDDLERS(Musthaveapprovedspecialexception)$150.00Apeddlerisonewhooffersmerchandisealongstreetsfromdoortodoor.Thewordpeddlershallnotincludethefollowing: (a)Salesmadetodealersorpermanentmerchantsbycommercialtravelerssellingintheusualcourseofbusiness. (b)Sheriffs,constables,bonadeassigneesreceiversortrusteesinbankruptcyorotherpublicofcerssellinggoods,waresandmerchandiseaccordingtolaw. (c)Bonaderesidentsofthestatesellingfruits,vegetables,dressedmeats,fowlorfarmproductswhichwereproducedonlandwithinthestate,ownedorcontrolledbysuchvendor. (d)Solicitations,salesordistributionsmadebycharitableeducationalorreligiousorganizationswhichhavetheirprincipalplaceofactivitywithinthisCity. Whenapprovedasaspecialexception,peddlersshallpresenttheapprovedspecialexceptionapplicationtotheCityClerkpriortotheissuanceofanoccupationallicense. (70)PHARMACY(nottobeclassiedasMerchant)$50.00 (71)PHOTOGRAPHERS$50.00 (72)PIANOANDORGANTUNERS,etc.,peryearorfractionthereof$25.00 (73)PILEDRIVINGORDRIVERS, $50.00 (74)PRINTING/OFFICESUPPLY$50.00 (75)RADIOSTATIONS$50.00 (76)REALESTATEBROKERS$80.00 (77)REALESTATESALESMEN,andthosemakingabusinessofdealinginrealestate,whethersellingtheirownornot,asdenedbystatelawotherthanrealestatebrokers.$50.00 (78)REPAIRAND/ORSERVICESHOPS:Wherenootherlicenseisprovidedforinthisordinance,each $30.00 (79)RESTAURANTS(includingloungesorbars): (a)Onetofteenchairsorstools$30.00 (b)Sixteentotwenty-vechairsorstools $45.00 (c)Overtwenty-vechairsorstools$60.00 (d)Restaurantw/loungeorbaraddanadditional$30.00 (80)RINKS,SKATING,BICYCLEOROTHER $50.00 (81)SKATESHOP$50.00 (82)SHOOTINGGALLERIES,whenlocatedinapermanentstructureorlocation$50.00 (83)SIDESHOWS,each,withcircus,perday$50.00 (84)TAILORS$40.00 (85)TAXIDERMISTS $50.00 (86)TELEPHONECOMPANIES $120.00 (87)TELEVISIONCABLECOMPANIES$120.00 (88)TELEVISIONSTATIONS$50.00 (89)TRUCKLINESORCOMPANIES$50.00 (90)TRUCKSFORHIRE,($75.00pertruck)$50.00(Eachtruckoperatedotherthanasaqualiedcarrier,peryear) (91)UNDERTAKERS,EMBALMERSAND/ORFUNERALDIRECTORS$100.00 (92)VEHICLESFORHIRE,VEHICLERENTALS (a)Allpersonsengaginginorcarryingonthebusinessofrentingorhiringtothegeneralpublicautomobilesorothermotorvehicles.eitherwithorwithoutdrivers,shallpayalicensetaxinthesumof$20.00andinadditionthereto,whenmorethan onevehicleisusedinsuchbusiness,thesumof$10.00oneachsuchvehicleexceedingone. (93)VENDINGMACHINES (a)Eachpersonwhomayoperateorplaceforpublicuseanyvendingmachineormechanicaldevicedesignedtooperatebytheinsertionintosuchmachineofacoinormetaldiskorslugforthepurposeofdispensingmerchandise,producingor reproducingmusic,musicalsoundsornoisesand/orproducepictureorpictures,printsorwritings,orwhichisoperatedforamusementonly,orasagameofskillandamusement,eachseparatemachineusedintheCity,peryear$40.00 (94)VIDEOSHOPS/SALES&RENTALS$50.00 (95)VIDEOGAMEROOMS(pergame)$15.00 (96)WHOLESALE,RETAILORWHOLESALEANDRETAILFISHANDSEAFOODDEALERS $60.00 (97)WOODYARDSORPERSONSSELLINGWOOD$50.00

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SPRINGERSPANIEL/ LABRADORPUPS!!Wehavealitterof8,sixweek oldspringer/labcrosspups. Theyareblackandwhiteand liverandwhiteandallbut1 arefemale.Theyarerolly-polly happylittlepupsandprettyasapicture.Theywontbeready tobereleasedforanother2weeksbutdontletthatstopyou fromcomingtotheshelterandplacingadepositholdonthe oneyoufallinlovewith!! Volunteersaredesperatelyneededtosocializeallofour dogsandcats. Wearealwayslookingforpeoplewillingtobringoneofour animalsintotheirhometobefosteredforvariousneeds. Anytimeyoucansparewouldbegreatlyappreciated. CallKarenat670-8417formoredetailsorvisittheFranklin CountyHumaneSocietyat244StateRoad65inEastpoint.You maylogontothewebsiteatwww.forgottenpets.orgtosee moreofouradoptablepets. 4515017SponsorthePetoftheWeek!forONLY$15perweek $60permonthCallTodayJoelReed814.7377orKariFortune227.7847 Implants&CrownsAffordableDentures-PanamaCity,P.A.WilliamC.Knapke,DDS,GeneralDentistPanamaCitySquare617West23rdStreet,PanamaCityFL CallForInformation1-888-415-1638 Feeseffectivethrough11/22/13.Additionalfeesmaybeincurred dependingonindividualcases.Same-dayCrownservicemaynot beavailableincertaincases.AffordableDentures-PanamaCity,P.A.Ofce#:(850)872-6155. Great vs.other Dental providersSingleToothImplant$1,795Denture Implants$1,495$1,895 Same-DayCrowns$695LowerArch UpperArch20144-3-T4 2091548 SocietyA8 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013Nichols brothers celebrate July birthdaysJayden turned 8 on July 18, and Jole will be 5 on July 28. Proud parents are Cole and Glynis Nichols, of Apalachicola. Grandparents are Debbie and Charles Nichols, of Eastpoint and Julie and Morgan Simmons, of Cottondale. Happy birthday boys, and we all love you very much!Ajaylen Lewis to turn 4Ajaylen Lewis turned 6, yesterday. He is the son of Jasmine Lewis and the grandson of Trina Ford and Freddie Lewis, of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Rosa Tolliver and Marion Green and Godparents are Evelyn and Freddie Williams, of Apalachicola. Zara Carter, the 3-month-old daughter of Joe and Cecillia Carter, was a contestant in the Miss Firecracker Pageant in Carrabelle on Saturday, July 20. Zara won Miss Firecracker Queen in her age division 0-12 months, and was awarded best dressed, best patriotic wear and tied with Myah Mullins for best personality. She also won Most Photogenic overall for the entire pageant. She was awarded two crowns, three sashes, a trophy, and a medallion! Zaras family is very proud of her and took great joy in watching her on stage in her rst pageant.Happy anniversary, All grown upBecky and Perry Floyd, of Apalachicola, will celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Bishop Daniel White ofciated at the ceremony July 25, 1992 in Lafayette Park that united the two in marriage. To God be the glory for things He has done!Payton Baze, Seth Ward to wed SaturdayCorey and Shana Crum, of Sopchoppy, and Michael and Jaime Baze, of Crawfordville, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of daughter, Payton Baze, to Seth Ward, son of Bryce and Karen Ward, of Apalachicola. Seth and Payton will exchange vows at a riverfront wedding this Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Kirvin river property, 152 Pogy Road, Apalachicola. A dinner reception will follow. Payton, a 2013 graduate of Wakulla High School, plans to attend Tallahassee Community College in the fall. Seth, a 2013 graduate of Franklin County School, has joined the family construction business. All friends and family are invited to celebrate with Seth and Payton. No local invitations were sent. Happy bBIRThHDaA Y MIssSS FIRECRaACKER QUEEnN Anniversary Wedding Watson shower Aug. 3 at Living WatersThe Watson family is expecting a blessing arriving in October, a precious baby boy named Joseph Eli Watson. A baby shower will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Living Waters Assembly of God, 1580 Bluff Rd., Apalachicola. Amber (King) Watson, husband Dominic and daughter Arianna Watson invite all family and friends to share in this special occasion. Baby ShHOwWER Happy anniversary, Jimmie and Mary R RochelleOne hot day, July 29, 1960, We were walking down the street. Jimmie Rochelle, Mary Bryant and I, We had a preacher to meet. We met a boy by the name of Charlie Clark. We said, Come go with us, Jimmie and Mary want to get married Youll be the best man we trust. They were married by Reverend Banks, My how time goes by fast. That was fty-three years ago And some said it wouldnt last. But last it did through all those years. Yes, they had their highs and lows. After three children, grands and great-grands, They look forward to many more.From your Bridesmaid and Aunt, Pearlie M. Perry The Rochelles will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary on Monday, July 29, 2013. They have two daughters, Ms. Sharon Rochelle, of Apalachicola, and Mrs. Monique Rochelle Resendez, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; one son, the late Jimmie Lee Rochelle, Jr.; three granddaughters, Aja Vandenandel, of Oregon, Ali Vandenandel, of Oregon, and Kristina Rochelle, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; three grandsons, Anthony, Alexzon and Jonathan Resendez, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Donate, Kyera and Roland, all of Oregon. AnniversaryAverie Johnson turns 5Averie Elisabeth Johnson turned 5 on Monday. She is the daughter of Brett and Carrie Johnson of Apalachicola, and big sister to Easton Brice Johnson. Her maternal grandparents are Beckie and Ronnie Jones, of Apalachicola, and the late Scott McDaniel of Columbus, Ga., and Chris and Judy Grifn of Phenix City, Ala. Her paternal grandparents are Robbie and Marcia Johnson, of Apalachicola. We all love you so much baby girl! Happy Birthday Princess!

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The Times | A9Thursday, July 25, 2013 NurserynowprovidedforSundayChurchService R.MichaelWhaley,Pastor 101NEFirstStreet CarrabelleSUNDAY 10:00AM WELCOMESYOU THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850)545-2578 Julia (Judy) Wall Donaldson, 69, born on Aug. 2, 1943, in Troy Ala., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. Judy is survived by her son, Mark Howze, of Port St. Joe; stepchildren David Donaldson, Aberdeen NC, Tracie and Bryan Williams, Littleton, Colo., and Christie and Andy Solomon Atlanta, Ga.; and grandkids Chloe Donaldson, Micah and Asher Solomon. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Donaldson, and parents Elmer and Elvester Wall. Judy attended Chapman High School (1957-1961) in Apalachicola and MacArthur State Tech (1966) in Opp, Ala. She was a resident of Opp for more than 48 years, where she retired from the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. She loved to be able to help those who served our country. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Opp and the Business Professional Womens Club of Opp. She loved her family, home and community. She will be forever remembered for her bright smile and a can do attitude. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 25 at First Baptist Church Opp, Ala. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of owers the family request donations to Alabama/North Florida Alzheimers Assoc. or to the charity of your choice.Julia Wall Donaldson JULIA WALL DONALdDSONMaurice Gunter beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 79. Maurice, born on June 11, 1934 in Buford, Georgia, was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Faye Gunter, his parents Efe Brown Gunter and Maurice Samuel Gunter and his brothers Roy, and Charles Gunter. Maurice is survived by a large family including his brother Bill E. Gunter and wife Martha, sister-in-law Vill Gunter, and children, Vicki Gunter Wheelus, Patrice Gunter Bullock, Celeste Janine Gunter and Scott Maurice Gunter. He is also survived by his grandchildren Megan Shirley Wheelus, Tyler Craig Wheelus, Blakely Bullock Morris and husband Chris, Gunter Dell Bullock and great-grandson Cooper Dean Morris. A private gathering for close family and friends will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Fellowship Hall in Dacula, Ga. at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. The family is honoring Maurices wish that in lieu of owers donations be made to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Donations may be made online or mailed to P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064, noting In Memory of Maurice Gunter.Maurice GunterThere was a big crowd again at the pancake breakfast Last Saturday, July 20. Thanks for your support and hope to see you Saturday, Aug. 17. Had room for you and yours at our covered dish luncheon, Sunday, July 21. We all had a good time, and plenty of good food to enjoy. Try to join us next month, Sunday, Aug. 18. Sorry about the misinformation about our senior center. Just the lunch will be cancelled until September. I called the center before I called my column in. I left a message, but nobody called me back. Pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Godburn and comfort and strength for Ward B and Franks family. Mark the first weekend of November on your calendars. We will have the 50th annual Florida Seafood Festival at Battery Park in Apalachicola. More on this later. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember our little prayer God, grant me patience and I want it right now! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. Well be at Chillas Hall and serving begins at 1 p.m. See ya there!Senior citizens lunches cancelled until September LLANARK NEwWSJim Welsh Obituaries Franklins PromiseThe Franklin County Food Pantry would like to thank both the Apalachicola and Eastpoint post ofces for another successful US Mail Carrier Food Drive which took place Saturday, May 11. Postmasters Lionel Bliss, Eastpoint, and Justine Battle, Apalachicola, and the hardworking mail carriers who loaded the food onto their trucks went the extra mile to help others in the community. We cannot thank them enough. Our appreciation goes out to all the residents of Franklin County who donated food; without your support and giving nature we would not be able to continue our effort in feeding the most vulnerable citizens. The Franklin County Food Pantry is a committee of Franklins Promise Coalition, a 501c3 organization, and relies on donations of food and cash to continue its operations. We are currently distributing food twice each month to an average of 350 families, our neighbors in need. To support the pantry you can mail a check to P.O. Box 276, Apalachicola, FL 32329 or contact Lori Switzer, food pantry coordinator, at 653-3930 to make a food donation or to help out as a volunteer. Sincerely,Franklin County Food Pantry StaffFranklins Promise CoalitionJones and R R uss familiesThe family of Princess E. Russ Jones wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation and gratitude the many comforting messages, oral tributes, prayers, and other expressions of kindness shown to us at the death of our Mother and beloved family member. We pray that Gods blessings will always be yours. The Jones and Russ families Cards of THANKSANKS MAURICE GUNtTER FaithDate for budget hearings setCounty commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to set the dates for the two public hearings on the budget as Thursday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 16. Both hearings will begin at 5:15 p.m. Commissioners said they hoped all business will be completed on the rst date so the second hearing can be cancelled.AAquaculture sales $69M in 2012The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on July 9, that the 2012 Florida aquaculture survey showed $69 million of aquaculture sales in the state last year. Florida aquaculture sales were reported by 404 farms on a statewide survey completed by the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service and the DACS. Florida aquafarmers produced ornamental sh, shellsh, alligators, aquatic plants, and food, game and bait sh, among other aquatic animals. Ornamental sales totaled $35.5 million and consisted of freshwater and marine animals and plants, including freshwater sh, craysh and marine sh, corals, live rock, snails and shrimp. Sales of aquaculture products for human consumption totaled $24.1 million and included freshwater and marine sh, clams, oysters, shrimp, prawns, alligators and turtles. All other aquaculture totaled about $10 million. There were 686 operations that reported being in business in 2012, of those, 404 reported sales during 2012. Many of the farms are small, family-owned and operated; 61 percent of the farms are less than three water acres in size. Total water acreage was 4,490. Gulf CCoast Workforce updateThe Gulf Coast Workforce Board submitted two items for the county boards approval on July 16. They requested Ted Mosteller be re-appointed to a three year term to the Workforce advisory committee effective July 1. They also asked the county to renew an interlocal agreement with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The interlocal agreement does not authorize any particular funding but it is the umbrella agreement that says the Franklin County agrees to let the Gulf Coast Work Force Board provide services in Franklin County. Without an agreement, Franklin County would not be serviced by Gulf Coast Workforce. Commissioners voted unanimously to reappoint Mosteller and renew the agreement. The mission of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board is to provide leadership, oversight, guidance and assistance to institutions and agencies delivering training and workforce services in order to meet the economic development and employment needs of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties.OOil skimmer settlement reachedAt the July 15 county meeting, County Attorney Michael Shuler told commissioners a settlement has been nalized in litigation involving Calvin, Giardano and Associates (CGA), the rm hired by the county to manage response during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After CGA obtained an oil skimmer to stage in Franklin County in late 2010, BP refused to reimburse the rm $435,000 for the rental. CGA sued BP for reimbursement in 2012. The county was required by their contract with CGA to join the contractor in the suit. A court date for the litigation had been set for August of this year if mediation failed. After mediation, CGA agreed to a settlement of $15,000 and payment of all obligations for the use of the skimmer. Shuler said the settlement ends all county obligations to CGA. Commissioners voted unanimously to sign off on the settlement. News BRIEfFSBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com Franklin County saw a slight rise in its unemployment rate in June, but the county remained poised as the fourth best in the state for joblessness. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate in June rose two-tenths of 1 percent, from 5.3 to 5.5 percent. The unemployment rolls added 16 people, growing from 286 to 302 people in search of work. The increase in unemployment occurred even as the workforce grew by 95 workers, from 5,437 to 5,532, which is about the same size as it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,541 workers, and the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 6.6 percent. Franklin Countys June jobless picture placed it just a few notches behind Monroe County, at 4.1 percent, the states lowest unemployment rate. This was followed by Walton (4.2 percent) and Okaloosa (5.1 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. Seasonal tourism also was a contributing factor. Franklin had the lowest jobless rate in the tricounty Gulf Coast Workforce region, which averaged 6.5 percent in June, 1.5 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 8.0 percent, and 0.6 percentage points below the June 2013 state rate of 7.1 percent. Bay Countys jobless rate rose from 6.3 to 6.6 percent, while Gulf Countys increased from 6.6 to 6.9 percent. Out of a labor force of 102,099, there were 6,658 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Along with all 67 counties in Florida, Bay County saw a slight increase over the month in the unemployment rate mainly due to seasonal factors in education. Locally, we are seeing positive indicators including growing job opportunities in the manufacturing and construction industries, two of the hardest hit sectors during the economic downturn, said Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. According to numbers released by the Department of Labor, the Panama City metro area lost jobs over the year and had the highest rate of job losses for all metro areas in Florida. We question the accuracy of these numbers, said Bodine. Weve seen higher bed tax collections and increased taxable sales over the year along with strong employment opportunities in retail trade and leisure and hospitality sectors. County jobless rate rises slightly

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.com Last week I saw an enormous ock of purple martins staging west of Apalachicola before continuing their migration. The birds roosted shoulder to shoulder on two strands of power wire stretching over a quarter mile. Earlier in the week, I watched a martin house at Harry and Linda Arnolds riverside and Harry told me the last of the chicks were edging which triggers the migration each year. The Arnolds have several successful martin houses on their deck and said the martins keep the yard free of mosquitoes. The purple martin (Progne subis) is the largest swallow in North America. Males are all dark, glossy blue-black; females are duller above and grayish below. They have a distinctly notched tail and, like all swallows, are graceful agile yers. The genus name of the purple martin, Progne, is from the Greek word Prokne, the daughter of Pandion, a king of Athens. Legend has it she was changed into a swallow to escape her brutal husband. The species name, subis, given by the Roman naturalist Pliny, is Latin for a bird that breaks eagles eggs. Other names for the purple martin are the gourd martin, western martin, house martin, and black martin. So popular are these birds, there is a conservation group devoted speci cally to them, the Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA), a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization. Often, purple martin houses fail to attract a colony. There are several reasons why this might happen. A martin house must be placed in a large open area more than 30 feet from human housing. They prefer to nest close to water. There should be no trees within 40 feet. Martin houses should be 15 to 20 feet off the ground. Commercially built houses and a variety of plans for houses are available. White housing attracts martins best, and re ects sunlight, keeping nests cooler. Compartment oor dimensions should be at least 6 x 6, but larger compartments offer better protection from predators and rain. You can improve a martin house by adding insulation to the attic and remodel interiors to offer double-size compartments. Dividers between compartments help keep males from claiming extra space, and can double occupancy rates. They also keep nestlings from wandering to other compartments, where they can get lost and die, or steal food from younger nestlings. All birdhouse poles require climbing animal barriers to keep out snakes, squirrels and raccoons. You can install guards before or after your martins have arrived. In areas with re ants, Te on spray or a ring of grease on the pole will stop the ants. Adult martins return to the sites where they nested before. Year old martins breeding for the rst time typically colonize new sites, and begin arriving about four weeks after the rst adults. Keep a new martin house closed until about a month after you see the rst martin scouts in your yard. This will keep house sparrows and starlings from taking over. The PMCA wants help in collecting information on martin arrival dates and breeding success. They have two programs to collect this data, Martin Colony Registration and Project Martinwatch. Information on these programs and martins in general is available at purplemartin.org. Monday-Saturday:7:00AM-7:00PMEST Sunday:7:00AM-5:00PMEST FishingHeadquarters: 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 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,July2588 7750% Fri,July2689 7830% Sat,July2787 7720% Sun,July2886 7730% Mon,July2985 7640% Tues,July3086 7630% Wed,July3185 7630% JOESLAWNCARE IFITSINYOURYARDLETJOETAKECAREOFIT CALLJOE@850-323-0741 ORE-MAILJOES_LAWN@YAHOO.COM4514911 SPONSORTHEWEEKLYALMANACCALLTODAY!8502277847 KATHY ROBINSON | Special to the TimesThe ones that didnt get awayOn July 9, the Jacob Stilow party, shing with Capt. Grayson Shepard had an unusual experience. They landed not one but two goliath groupers. The angler shown here is Brian Thompson from Nashville, Tenn. Country music performer Marcus Hummon also landed a goliath. Shepard said the party was catching vermillion snapper, also known as Beeliners at the site of the Empire Mica undersea shipwreck. About every third sh would be eaten by a goliath as it was being reeled in, he said. The goliaths would pull drag, taking the lines into the wreck and then cut them off. This happened probably 15 times. Finally, Brian was able to pull this one back out of the wreck and to the surface. Shepard said the ght lasted close to half an hour, and that Thompsons sh weighed around 300 pounds. Hummon also hooked up with a goliath and he too was able to get that one up as well. Shepard said both were released, in accordance with both state and federal laws that require the sh to be returned immediately to the water, free, alive and unharmed. Its very rare to land a goliath and much more so to get two at the same time, said Shepard. Staff and wire reports NEW ORLEANS (AP) Fishing regulators have voted to increase this years red snapper quota by 2.5 million pounds and to start a recreational season Oct. 1 if the anglers share of the catch so far allows it. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council increased this years quota on July 17 from 8.46 million to 11 million pounds for one of the Gulfs most popular eating and sports sh. A recreational season would get up to 21 consecutive days. The length is uncertain because recreational anglers have regularly exceeded their 49 percent share of the total annual quota. Their catch through June will be subtracted from the increased recreational quota of 5.9 million pounds when gures become available in mid-August. If some of their quota remains, there would be a second season. Commercial boats are assigned 51 percent of the annual total. Decades of over shing had depleted the species when the rst recovery plan for red snapper went into effect in 1990. The total quota had been about 9.1 million pounds for years when regulators cut it to 5 million pounds. It has risen steadily since. Council member Kay Williams of Vancleave, Miss., wanted this years total set to 12.1 million pounds the highest choice on the agenda. She said the lower quota penalizes commercial boats and people who buy red snapper for failure to control the recreational sector. We just took a million pounds away from the commercial industry, said Williams, who cast the only nay in a 15-1 roll-call vote. The vote was watched closely by those in the Bay County shing industry. With seasons for grouper and amberjack opening Aug. 1 and continuing through the end of October, Panama City charter Capt. Billy Archer said the additional season will add another option for anglers on the water this fall. Its a nice little economic boost for the guys who like to sh for grouper and amberjack at the same time, said Archer, captain of the boat Seminole Wind. Archer said although the fall season is welcomed, anglers must continue to be good stewards of the resource. We just want to make sure we dont over sh in the fall because it could shorten our season next June, Archer said. We want to have those days when the people are here, and the people arent here in October. Pam Anderson, operations manager at Capt. Andersons Marina in Panama City Beach, attended last weeks meeting and urged the council to opt for a weekend only fall season. She said a weekend only season would have bene ted Bay County by supplementing festivals in the area. Although the council decided for a continuous season, Anderson is now hoping the season will last through the weekend of Oct. 20 for the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival. Anderson said Capt. Andersons Marina alone is home to about 40 businesses that will bene t from additional snapper shing time this year. When we have all the boats get out shing, Anderson said. In the fall, we may not be totally full, but theyll all be out. Last year, recreational anglers were assigned just less than 4 million pounds and caught 5.8 million pounds. In 2011, the recreational quota was 3.9 million pounds; the catch 4.6 million, according to the website for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations sheries division. I think we came a lot closer in the last couple of years than before, Roy E. Crabtree, regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries, said during the meeting. He said part of the reason for the underestimates is the average sh size increased faster than expected. That is beginning to stabilize, he said. Each commercial shing boat is assigned an individual weight quota. Those for 2013 will be increased when the nal rule is published, hopefully sometime in September, NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Kim Amendola said. Recreational anglers and head boats that take groups of anglers into the Gulf dont have weight quotas. Rather, they have daily per-person bag limits and speci c dates when they can take Each state sets its own season and daily bag limit for state waters; only Mississippis and Alabamas seasons and bag limits match those in federal waters. Taking those into account, NOAA Fisheries sets the season for federal waters based on estimates of when the recreational quota will be met. Page 10 Thursday, July 25, 2013Quota hike makes second season possible Buds N Bugs: Purple martins majestyLOIS SWOBODA | The TimesA purple martin house is a mini-community. SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreWith so few species open to fish, offshore fishing has slowed down this month. Gag grouper and a few select snapper species are the only bottom fish that we can keep right now. Amberjack fishing will re-open on Aug. 1, so we will have another fish to target for the month of August. As our area is still flooding because of all the rain, fishing is slow at best. Good flounder catches and some red fish are being caught under the George Tapper bridge this week. Scallops are coming to the docks in decent numbers this past week. If you can see them through the mud and silt, the size and numbers are pretty good.

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BILLMILLERREALTY850697375133105700658400+COMM.U.S.98&GULFADJ.TOLANARKMARINA850K1.27AC.LOTBCH. ACCESS$80,000 U.S.98COMMLOTS BELOWCITY.APP.PRICE C/BHOME3112COR.LOTS CITY$49,500COMM.BLDG.ON98&GULF FORRENT$500/MTH.MIH2CRNRLOTSBLK.$ STOREREDUCED$39,500 2ACATRIVER UTIL.IN$39,500 CITYOFCARRABELLEPROPOSEDENACTMENTOF CITYORDINANCEeCityCommissionoftheCityofCarrabelle,Florida,proposestoenactthe followingordinance:CITYOFCARRABELLE ORDINANCENO.457ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYOFCARRABELLE,FLORIDA,AMENDINGTHECITYOFCARRABELLE CODEOFORDINANCES;TOADOPTANEWFLOODPLAINMANAGEMENTORDINANCE;TOADOPT FLOODHAZARDMAPS,TODESIGNATEAFLOODPLAINADMINISTRATOR,TOADOPTPROCEDURES ANDCRITERIAFORDEVELOPMENTINFLOODHAZARDAREAS,ANDFOROTHERPURPOSES;TO ADOPTLOCALADMINISTRATIVEAMENDMENTSTOTHEFLORIDABUILDINGCODE;PROVIDINGFOR APPLICABILITY;REPEALER;SEVERABILITY;ANDANEFFECTIVEDATE. eproposedOrdinancemaybeinspectedduringregularhoursatCarrabelle CityHallbetween8a.m.and4:30p.m.,1001GrayAve.,Carrabelle,FLMondaythrough Friday,orcall850-697-2727. eproposedOrdinancewillbeconsideredforenactmentduringapublichearing tobeheld6:00p.m.,ursdayAugust1,2013(rstreading)andursdaySeptember3,2013(nalreading)attheCarrabelleCity Halllocatedat 1001GrayAve,Carrabelle,FL. InterestedpartiesmayappearatthehearingandbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedOrdinance. IfanindividualdecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCityCommission withrespecttothismeeting,averbatimtranscriptmayberequired.Ifso,theindividual shouldmakeprovisionforatranscripttobemadeatthemeeting,(RE:FloridaStatute 286.0105).PursuanttotheprovisionsoftheAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,anyperson requiringspecialaccommodationtoparticipateinthismeetingisaskedtoadvisethecity atleast48hoursbeforethemeetingbycontactingKeishaMesserattheabove addressorphonenumber. WilburnMesser,Mayor Attest:KeishaMesser,CityClerk TheFranklinCountyTouristDevelopmentCouncilis conductingtwoPublicHearingstodiscussthepossibilityof increasingthetouristtaxby2%fortransientrentals. ThefirstmeetinghasbeenscheduledonTuesday,July30, 2013at6:00p.m.attheCityOfficesinCarrabelle. ThesecondmeetinghasbeenscheduledonThursday, August1,2013at6:00p.m.attheCityofApalachicola CommunityRoom,onBayAvenue. Thismeetingistopresentoptionsforincreasingthistax andtosolicitinputfromthepublic.Thepublicisinvitedto attendandsharetheirideas.YoumayobtainmoreinformationbycallingtheFCTDCofficesat653-8678oremail fran@saltyflorida.com.ThesearepublicmeetingsandtwoormoreCountyCommissionersmayattend. CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.comThursday, July 25, 2013 APage 11SectionWeems to offer free physicalsWeems Memorial Hospital will be offering free physicals Monday through Thursday, Aug. 26-29. Franklin County High School Athletic Director Michael Sweatt said both Weems clinics will be offering the physicals for all students in all county schools. On Aug. 26-28, Monday through Wednesday, they will be offering physicals at the Weems Medical Center East in Carrabelle from 4 to 6 p.m. On Aug. 26-29, MondayThursday they will offer them at the Weems Medical Center West in Apalachicola from 4 to 6 p.m. On Thursday, Aug. 29, beginning at 2 p.m. they will be at the Franklin County High School multipurpose gymnasium. On Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at noon, nurse practitioner Dana Whaley and the Weems staff will be at the high gymnasium to perform throughout the school day. A big special thanks goes out to Weems and CEO Ray Brownsworth for offering their services for free to Franklin County Schools and the kids of this community, said Sweatt. The ultimate goal is to get every student-athlete a physical so we dont have to worry about it during any sports season. If your child even thinks they might play a sport they have to have a physical rst before they can even participate in an offseason workout or tryout. If parents want to get a head start on lling out the physical forms then visit www.fhsaa.org and click on forms. You will need to have the EL2, EL3, and EL3CH forms signed and the correct information lled in.Sacred Heart to offer free physicalsSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, in Port St. Joe, will conduct free physicals for all middle school and high school boys and girls in Franklin County at the Franklin County High School gymnasium from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. The physicals are open to students at all schools in Franklin County. The free screenings will be administered by specialists including Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic staff and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf physical therapists, nurses and physicians. Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate, posture, range of motion, exibility and balance. Students should check with Coach Michael Sweatt at 670-2800 ext. 1924 for details or any questions that are of concern to learn which date they should attend. Additionally, students and their parents must complete medical history and permission forms prior to participating in the athletic screening. These forms are available through school coaches or Sacred Hearts Apalachicola of ce. Student athletes should wear shorts, T-shirts, and athletic shoes for their visit. Physical forms can be uploaded and printed out at: http://www.fhsaa. org/forms/general BOARDOFTRUSTEESNOTICEOFTHEINTERNAL IMPROVEMENTTRUSTFUNDSection25369FloridaStatutes-Rule16-21.021,F.A.C.July12,2013NOTICEOFPROPOSED AQUACULTURELEASEAREASNOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoSection253.70. FloridaStatutes,thattheDepartmentofAgriculture andConsumerServicesisproposingtosubmitan agendaitemtotheBoardofTrusteesoftheInternal ImprovementTrustFund,requestingapprovalof four(4)areasofsovereigntysubmergedlandstobe reestablishedasAquacultureUseZones(hereafter Zones)fortheperformanceofoystercultivation activities.Ifapproved,theseZoneswouldbe subdividedintoindividual2.0acre(moreofless)lease parcels,forpreemptionofthebottomandtheentire overlyingwatercolumn,andleasedaccordingly. ThefollowingZonesareproposedtobereestablished: 1)Highway65(72Acres),inSt.GeorgeSound;2) St.GeorgeIsland(46Acres),inSt.GeorgeSound; 3)FourMile(44Acres)inSt.VincentSound;and4) NineMile(40Acres),inSt.VincentSound.Allfour(4) ZonesarelocatedinFranklinCounty,Florida,andin theApalachicolaNationalEstuarineResearchReserve. NineMileandFourMileZonesarelocatedinthe ApalachicolaBayAquaticPreserve.Amapidentifying thelocationsandthelimitsoftheproposedactivities accompanythisnotice. Anyonehavinganyquestionsorcommentsregarding theproposedprojectsshouldletheminwritingwith theDivisionofAquaculture,MagnoliaCenter,Suite 501,1203GovernorsSquareBoulevard,Tallahassee, Florida32301,onorbefore5:00p.m.onthe24thday ofAugust,2013. Sports BRIEFSBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The AAA All Stars took it to their opponents but fell short at the state tournament earlier this month Manager Justin Odom said the boys lost both their games at the state tourney in Freeport. They all played hard and kept their heads up, said Odom, who was assisted by coaches Bert Davis and Lanny Rester. Even due to the rain, they still played hard. They played their hearts out. In the rst game Saturday afternoon, July 13, the boys jumped ahead against one of the top teams in the tourney, Spring Hill American. We battled back and forth and they came back to jump ahead in the end of the game, said Odom. Rain was an issue, we had to play the game in the rain. The Franklin County boys ended up losing 136 in six innings, suffering their rst loss in the double elimination tourney. In their second game, Sunday afternoon, July 14, the team was ousted after sustaining a 9-5 loss to Holmes County. That was just a battle, said Odom. We were trailing 5-4 most of the game and then, of course, had a rain delay until 7 p.m. that night. Making the trip to state were shortstop Clint Rester, pitcher Tanner Amison, rst baseman Caden Turrell, second baseman Joshua Odom, catcher Colin Amison, center elder Lamarius Martin, third baseman Devin Daniels, right elder Ashton Topham, out elder Kelson Smith, left elder Gage Boone, inelder Caleb Abel and outelder Carson Davis. Thanks to all the kids for their hard work. Im really proud of them, said Justin Odom. He also thanked the teams sponsors, who included the City of Apalachicola, City of Carrabelle, Franklin Co. Commission, Amison Seafood, Best Western, Badcock & More, Ace Hardware, Kelley Funeral Home, Water Street Seafood, Gordon Shuler, Esq., Lynns Seafood, Fishermans Choice, Oyster Catcher, Rhonda Skipper, Panama City Dance Academy, Pam Shiver, Owl Caf, Shaun Donahoe, Carrabelle Christian Center and Coastal Cleaning. The Franklin County AAA All Stars would like to thank everyone that supported our team on our journey to state. Without the nancial support from the community the trip would not have been possible. All the hard work from parents and players to raise the money didnt go unnoticed and is certainly appreciated, he said. Grateful parents and players expressed their thanks to coaches Odom, Rester, and Davis for all of their hard work and dedication. It is because of that these boys won District IV Title and had the opportunity to participate in the state tournament! said a thankful parent.AAA All-Stars battle at state tourney CHALA PARISH | Special to the Times Caden Turrell steals home.

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LocalA12 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 SCHOOLBOARDOFFRANKLINCOUNTY BUDGETSUMMARYNOTICE FY2013-2014 NOTICEOF BUDGET HEARINGTheFranklinCountyDistrict SchoolBoardwillsoonconsider abudgetforscalyear2013-14 Apublichearingtomakea DECISION onthebudget ANDTAXES willbeheldon:Monday,July29,2013 5:15P.M.EDSTAtTheWillieSpeedBoard Room,85SchoolRoad, Eastpoint,FL32328

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LocalThe Times | A13Thursday, July 25, 2013 Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 GETYOURADIN! 227-7847 4515031 Visa,Discover,and AmericanExpress Honoredat ParticipatingAceStores BuildingSupplies &AutoRepair Carrabelle697-3333 WeDeliverAnywhereHardwareand PaintCenter LabanBontrager,DMD MonicaBontrager,DMD 12761PeaRidgeRoad-Bristol,Florida32321TELEPHONE(850)643-5417 DENTURE LABONPREMISESSameDayServiceonRepairsandRelines ROBERTSAPPLIANCE REPAIR -ALLMAJORBRANDS18ShadowLane Apalachicola,FL32320 Phone:(850)653-8122 Cell:(850)653-7654 COMMUNITYHEALTHFAIRFRIDAY,AUGUST9THFROM11AMTO2PM ATWEEMSMEDICALCENTEREAST 110NE5thStreet,Carrabelle (850)697-2345 BloodPressureChecks GlucoseScreenings WeightChecks DentalScreenings OralCancerScreenings Informationon Dermatology ColonHealth Diet AndMuchMore! 16THANNUALSt.GeorgeIslandSizzlerONEMILEFUNRUNAND5KRACEBenettingtheFranklinCountyHumaneSocietySaturday,August10,2013St.GeorgeIsland,FL3:00pm -On-siteRegistrationinLighthousePark (centeroftheisland) 5:30pm -OneMileFunRun 6:00pm -5KRace 6:30pm -PostRacePartyandAwards Pre-RegistrationbyAugust8th-$25.00 On-siteRegistration-$30.00 RegistrationincludesT-shirt,racepacket,onePostRacePartyTicket. PostRacePartyandAwards -TobeheldattheLighthousePavillioninthecenterof St.GeorgeIsland.EnjoyFreshLocalSeafoodandBeverages WhileAwardsarePresentedAdditionalPostRacePartyTickets$15.00forAdults,$7.00Childrenunder12.www.stgeorgeislandsizzler.com www.stgeorgeislandsizzler.com LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThis month, Classie Lowery Park in Carrabelle got a much needed upgrade with new playground equipment, part of an ongoing initiative by county parks and recreation to inventory the xtures of all county parks and replace substandard equipment.Classes for fall semester 2013 at Gulf Coast State College will start on Monday, Aug. 19. Registration for this semester is open now. Gulf Coast State College and the Gulf/ Franklin Campus provide many opportunities for individuals to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to continue their education and to pursue exciting, well-paying careers. These opportunities include bachelors and associate of arts degrees, as well as workforce associate of science degrees and certificates. By offering a wide range of programs and services to assist individuals to become well-educated, productive citizens, all students can gain the knowledge and skills needed to become successful and go anywhere. Registration for the fall semester is now open and students may register online at www. gulfcoast.edu. First time students or those needing to meet with an advisor can schedule an appointment with Loretta Costin at the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St Joe by calling (850) 227-9670, ext. 5503 or by emailing her at lcostin@gulfcoast. edu.ColOL ETTE La A Cass ASS E | Special to the TimesStudents in the Gulf Franklin Centers practical nursing program are from Franklin and Gulf counties. Gulf Coast State College: Start here, go anywhere A FlowLOWERiING FoOR LowOWERY

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 A14| The Times Thursday, July 25, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 91638T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 12-185-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DEBORA G. COLLINS; et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated June 24, 2013, entered in Case No. 12-185-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Centennial Bank is the Plaintiff, and Debora G. Collins; Wendell Harrelson; Larry D. Everett 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 are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Inside Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on August 15, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: Lot 3, Block K of Lanark Beach, Unit No. 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 13 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with all improvements located thereon and a 1968 Fleetwood Mobile Home, ID# DK71268277. 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 sale. DATED this 25th day of June, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, 2013 91640T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 13-31-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY L. SPRUILL and TAMMY D. SPRUILL, husband and wife; et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated June 20, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-31-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Liberty County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK is the Plaintiff, and ANTHONY L. SPRUILL and TAMMY D. SPRUILL, husband and wife; CITIBANK, N.A.; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y, 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 A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are the Defendants, the undersighed will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on August 27, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: EXHIBIT A Commence at a old terra-cotta monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 2, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, Liberty County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 34 seconds East 30.00 feet to the Northerly right of way of a 60 wide roadway easement; thence Easterly along said right of way run South 89 degrees 43 minutes 44 seconds West 1595.25 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 43 minutes 44 seconds East 608.49 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run North 00 degrees 33 minutes 47 seconds East 966.69 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 81 degrees 09 minutes 19 seconds West 144.79 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 79 degrees 48 minutes 38 seconds East 420.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 79 degrees 48 minutes 36 seconds West 51.85 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 33 minutes 47 seconds West 1069.55 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 14.20 acres more or less. LOT 69. LIGHTHOUSE RIDGE ESTATES, UNIT 3 (UNRECORDED) Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 03 seconds East along the North boundary of said Section 35 a distance of 2855.93 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 59 seconds East 1110.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 14 minutes 41 seconds East 60.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 58 minutes 01 seconds West 411.60 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds West 224.46 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 247.49 feet, thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an arc distance of 88.22 feet. thence run South 50 degrees 41 minutes 26 seconds West 270.37 feet, thence run South 37 degrees 53 minutes 33 seconds East 410.12 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway, thence run along said right-of-way boundary as follows: North 50 degrees 41 minutes 26 seconds East 281.01 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 657.49 feet, thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an arc distance of 234.42 feet, thence North 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds East 240.39 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet thru a central angle of 07 degrees 01 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 418.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue Northeasterly along said right-of-way and along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet, thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 35 seconds for an arc distance of 137.00 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 50 degrees 21 minutes 54 seconds East 350.00 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 3000.00 feet, thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 35 seconds for an arc distance of 122.68 feet, the chord of said arc being South 38 degrees 27 minutes 49 seconds West 122.67 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 42 minutes 29 seconds West 350.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.04 acre, more or less. LOT 70, LIGHTHOUSE RIDGE ESTATES UNIT 3 (UNRECORDED) Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 03 seconds East along the North boundary of said section 35 a distance of 2855.93 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 59 seconds East 1110.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 14 minutes 41 seconds East 60.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 58 minutes 01 seconds West 411.60 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds West 224.46 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 247.49 feet thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an arc distance of 88.22 feet, thence run South 50 degrees, 41 minutes 26 seconds West 270.37 feet, thence run South 37 degrees 53 minutes 33 seconds East 410.12 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway, thence ran North 50 degrees 41 minutes 26 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 281.01 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radios of 657.49 fast thru a central angle of 20 degrees 25 minutes 41 seconds for an are distance of 234.42 feet, thence ran North 30 degrees 15 minutes 45 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 240.39 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet thru a central angle of 09 degrees 22 minutes 21 seconds for an arc distance of 548.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 3350.00 feet thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 36 seconds for an arc distance of 137.01 feet, thence run South 48 degrees 01 minutes 18 seconds East 350.00 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 3000.00 feet thru a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 36 seconds for an arc distance of 122.70 feet, the chord of said arc being South 40 degrees 48 minutes 24 seconds West 122.69 feet, thence run North 50 degrees 21 minutes 54 seconds West 350.00 toot to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.04 acre, more or less. Together with a 1992 SHAD Mobile Home VIN #146M7049A, Title #62802954 and 1992 SHAD Mobile Home VIN #146M7049B, Title #62802955 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 20th day of RENEE STONE | Special to the TimesDig Into Reading is the theme for this years summer program at the Franklin County Public Libraries. Students are treated to weekly eld trips and, on Friday, July 19, students from the Carrabelle library visited rock hound Rod Gasche at his workshop where he creates jewelry from minerals and semiprecious stones. In photo above, Gasche, shares rare specimens collected across North America with Charlee and Larry Winchester and Piper Stone. ReEALLY DIGGInNG IntoNTO reREADInNG By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com Double check your otation devices and hunker down, this is shaping up to be a very wet summer. Rainfall for July is now over four inches above average for Franklin County. On July 22, with another week to go, monthly rainfall recorded at the Apalachicola Regional Airport surpassed 11 inches. The average monthly rainfall for July is 7.3 inches. The record high is 19 inches. Recorded rainfall exceeded an inch on July 3, 4, 19 and 22. Andy Lahr, a volunteer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Tallahassee said the wettest day, to date was Monday July 22 with over three inches, which set a new record for that date. The previous record for July 22 was two and a half inches set in 1963. In a normal year, there is some rainfall on 15 days during the month of July here. At the time of this printing, the county had experienced 17 rain days in July. It has been overcast for 12 out of 22 days and the weather has been cooler than normal with an average temperature of 80 degrees compared to a normal average of 82 degrees. The record high for July is 103 set in 1995 and the record low is 67 degrees set in 1977. During the rst week of July, the county received more than four inches of rain. The deluge began with more than a halfinch of rain on Wednesday evening, July 3. Over the next 24 hours 1.67 inches of rain fell interfering with Independence Day plans in Carrabelle and on St. George Island. Private citizens with rain gauges anecdotally reported much higher amounts of rain in some areas of the county. Thunder and rain put a damper on county celebrations earlier this month but merchants say July showers bring big sales. Harry Arnold said business at the Tin Shed has been outstanding this month. Arnold said, Rain brings people off the beach and off the island. Downtown Books reported they were swamped with business, no pun intended. At around 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, with rain pouring down, April Cain, a server at the Owl Caf said, Right now, Im doing my very best just to nd tables for everybody. It starts to rain and they come in wet and hungry. LL OI I S SWOBODA DA | The TimesCherry and Abigail Carr of Macon, Georgia came to Apalachicola to shop on Monday and got caught in a deluge.And the rains came A group of students from Florida State Universitys lm school spent three days and two nights in downtown Apalachicola last week lming a spec commercial as part of their masters thesis. Sean Tien on the left, Spence Lindsey, Dustin LeBoeuf on the right and Ting Zhang at the camera said they enjoyed their stay here. They received a stipend from the lm school to complete their project. The students said they stayed at the El Rancho Inn and ate at local restaurants including Up the Creek and lmed on the street and at several downtown businesses. BY Lo LOIsS SwoboWOBODAStudents lm in Apalach commercial districtLL OI I S SWOBODA DA | The Times

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, July 25, 2013 The Times | A15 4515147 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 2 BR / 1 BA APARTMENT APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $550 2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED IN LANARK UTILITIES INCLUDED ........................................ $750 1 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED CONDO W/ POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND ................... ....................... $750 1 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT IN LANARK ...................................................... $500 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ FT / 2 LOTS HIGHWAY 98 FRONT AGE ................................. $650COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98 UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES CALL CHARLOTTE FOR DETAILS. 850 370 6223 4515237Full-time Bus DriverApalachicola Bay Charter School seeks a for morning & afternoon routes in Franklin County. ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 4515211 The City of Carrabelle is accepting applications for two Water /Wastewater LaborersUnder the supervision of the Water /Wastewater Superintendent, the employee will be responsible to perform manual labor in maintaining water and sewer lines for the City of Carrabelle. Responsibilities include installing new water and sewer service, repairing water and sewer lines, manholes, meter readings, and all other assigned tasks. Employee is responsible for the operation of heavy equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks. High School Diploma/GED required. Experience is preferred. Salary will be discussed at time of interview. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL 32322, all previous applicants need to re-apply. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workforce. 1110053 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:ShipfitterS pipefitterS pipe WelderS X-ray WelderS Qa inSpectorS outSide MachiniStS painterS/SandblaSterS induStrial Marine electricianS cherry picker operatorWe offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Qualied applicants can apply in person at the:chaMber of coMMerce on tueSdayS or at either of our Panama City Locations:13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 or 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401EOE/Drug Free Workplace ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW June, 2013. Kathy Brown Clerk of Circuit Court By: V. Summers Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, 2013 91688T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.13000022CA CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA A. TAYLOR, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MICHAEL D. BARDECKI RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 490 SAINT TROPEZ CIR NE, SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33703 TO: MICHAEL D. BARDECKI RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3247 TECH DRIVE N, SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33716 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in FRANKLIN County, Florida: Lot 1, Block I, St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit Number 2, a subdivistion as per Map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 15, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Apalachicola Times. Dated June 26th, 2013 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By Terry E Creamer Depty Clerk of the Court Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis Court Technology Office Office of Court Administration 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225 Tallahassee, FL 32303 850.577.4401 At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. PH # 32066 July 18, 25, 2013 91722T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CASE NO.: 11-000433CA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD D. BROWN; RHONDA M. BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; OLIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.; SANDS OF CARRABELLE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on August 15, 2013, at 11:00 am Eastern Time at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Franklin County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 71, THE SANDS OF CARRABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. This Notice dated this 25th day of June, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, 2013 91694T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE CITY OF BENTON, Plaintiff, and, MONET INVESTMENTS, LLC, THOMAS FRANK MOORE, VINOD C. GUPTA, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, No. 2013-MR-11 PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Monet Investments, LLC, Thomas Frank Moore, Vinod C. Gupta, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants: This is Notice to you of the filing of Petitioner for Order Authorizing Demolition on the following property: LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK A IN PARKRIDGE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BENTON, SUBJECT TO PRIOR RESERVATIONS, EXCEPTIONS AND CONVEYANCES OF THE COAL, OIL, GAS AND OTHER MINERALS UNDERLYING THE SAME, SITUATED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN NUMBER: 08-20129-001 NOW THEREFORE, unless you file your response to the Petition filed herein, or otherwise make your appearance in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Illinois, within thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this Notice, default may be entered against you at any time thereafter, and the relief request in such Petition for Order Authorizing Demolition may be granted. Nancy Hobbs Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, Illinois July 18, 25, 2013 August 1, 2013 94425T NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Apalachicola will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: SEAWALL REPAIR Project #219.005 Project is located in the City of Apalachicola, Florida and consists of approximately 400 linear feet of river stabilization (rip-rap & filter fabric) and wooden boardwalk removal and replacement. There will also be a bid alternate for steel sheet pile retaining wall with boardwalk removal and replacement. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. (850) 227-7200. The Bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 75 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. The project is anticipated to start September 3, 2013. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $750.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for Seawall Repair . Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m (EDT), on August 6, 2013 at the Apalachicola City Hall, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, and will be opened and read aloud at that time. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The City Commissioners reserves the right to waive information in any bid, to accept and/ or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of City of Apalachicola. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the job site (Riverfront Park, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00a.m Eastern Time, August 1, 2013 All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Clay Kennedy or Philip Jones at (850) 227-7200. July 25, August 1, 2013 91808T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 13-00045 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES CARL MAYO, Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JAMES CARL MAYO, deceased, Case Number 13-00045 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the joint personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims against this estate who are served with a copy of this notice are required to file with this court such claim within the later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on that person. Persons having claims against the estate who are not known to the personal representative and whose names or addresses are not reasonably ascertainable must file all claims against the estate within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 25, 2013. Joint Personal Representatives: GRACIE LAYFIELD 9145 SW Pitts Circle Kinard, FL 32449 And Charles Mayo 721 Hwy. 98 Eastpoint, FL 32328 RACHEL CHESNUT Attorney for Personal Representatives P.O. Box 501 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-4611 FL Bar No. 0048331 July 25, Aug 1, 2013 94443T PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF APALACHICOLA REQUEST FOR DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS GRANT SERVICES PROPOSALS The City of Apalachicola hereby requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide Grant Administration services for its Culture Builds Florida (not to exceed $24,000, $20,000 grant funded, $4,000 locally funded) from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Proposals must include a scope of work outlining how tasks are to be performed and a fee. A statement of understanding of the Goals and Objectives as well as a commitment to perform the work if selected must be provided by an individual authorized to bind the proposal, with an original signature. Submittals shall also include evidence of experience in Arts Administration, Cultural Tourism and/or Organizational Development. Corporations shall include a certificate of status/good standing. Scope of work, specifications for deliverables and proposal evaluation criteria are available at City Hall offices, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320. Interested individuals or firms should submit an original and six copies of proposals, sealed and clearly labeled Sealed Proposal for School of Art Services. Proposals submitted by email or fax will not be considered. Proposals must be received by 2 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Apalachicola City Hall Office, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL 32320. For further information, contact Revena Ramsey at 850-6531522 or revenaramsey @cityofapalachicola. com. Contracts resulting from the selection process will be subject to state and federal requirements and release of funds by the funding agency. The City of Apalachicola reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technical errors, waive any informalities or irregularities, and award the contract in the best interest of the City. THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FAIR HOUSING & HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION. July 25, August 1, 2013 94537T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000065 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAKE T. BRYANT, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 24, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA000065 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Apalachicola, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash Inside Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL. 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 15th day of August, 2013, at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lots 20 and 21, Block , each 50 X 199.5, according to an unrecorded 1956 map of the Northwest Quarter (1/4) of Fractional Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and which said Lots are further described as follows: Begin at a point, (LP, Stake), on the West boundary of the 100 foot Jefferson Street, 1618 feet due South and 996.5 Feet West of the Northwest Corner, (Concrete Monument), of said Northwest Quarter (Northwest 1/4); run thence West 199.5 Feet; thence South 100 Feet; thence East 199.5 Feet; thence North along said Jefferson Street, to the point of beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff McCalla Raymer, LLC 110 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 July 25, August 1, 2013 ADOPTION:Adoring Financially Secure Couple yearn for 1st baby. Christine & Greg 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 COLLECTOR BUYING OLD FLORIDAWANTED: Advertising Signs & Displays, FL: Bottles, Tokens, Paper, Postcards, Photos, Primitives. Also Railroad Memorabilia, Pedal Cars, Toys (Pre-1970), Gas Station Items Including: Uniforms, Signs, Promo Give-Aways, Displays. Circus & Carnival Items, Fla. Souvenirs. Fair Prices In Cash !! Call Alan 352-538-0945 Washer and DryerLike NewMaytag top-loader washer model A412 circa 2006, $500; Whirlpool dryer 7cu. Foot model WED4800XQ electric, only $300 or take both for $750. Located in Parker. Call 937-325-5441.Text FL59334 to 56654 Carabelle : Carabelle Flea Market (Behind the IGA) Saturday July 27th 8am until noon, rain or shine. Venders Welcome Food ServiceCooksApalachicola River Walk Cafe Needed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, flex hrs Mon -Sat. Apply in person at: 17 Ave. E., Apalachicola (Next to the Dixie Theater) Web ID#: 34258152 Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *BussersBLUE PARROT Now HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. Georges Island OtherDriver / SalesHiring Immediately. Drivers must have valid drivers license. Company provides vehicle. Also have two positions for Sales. Paid cash daily. Call Carmen at 850-370-0952. Web ID#: 34259712 OtherLive-In CaregiverLooking for live-in caregiver for elderly woman. All utilities paid. No rent. Possible pay. Call for details. Located in Carrabelle. 850-209-4124 Web ID#: 34257391 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL59072 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 FL58599 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12X 65deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Carrabelle Beach 2 & 1/2 acre property, incl. W/S/E with small mobile home. 24x24 carport, and 8x16 shed. Asking $76,000. Call (850) 524-1257 Harley Davidson, Softail Nightrain (FXSTB), 2001, Looks great, runs great! Many upgrades. Asking $9,800 850-319-8634Text FL59644 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it!

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MLS#249619$144,000 972E.GulfBeachDr. ST.GEORGEISLANT,FL Highanddry2ndtierlotwitheasybeach accessandnexttobikepath.Perfect buildingsitewithgreatgulfviews.MarySeymour,JeffGallowayRealEstate 850-728-8578 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) Who was the rst Beatle to have a #1 single following the groups breakup? John, Paul, George, Ringo 2) What dog breed was named for an area along the coast of Croatia? Chihuahua, Great Dane, Saint Bernard, Dalmatian 3) Of these who once worked as a pineapple chunker in a Hawaiian cannery? Bette Midler, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman 4) What make was the Cunningham family car in TVs Happy Days? Hudson, DeSoto, Ford, Chevy 5) Which bill is the second most-used denomination of U.S. currency? $5, $10, $20, $100 6) At what age was Rudolph Valentino at time of death? 31, 46, 67, 94 7) What song was Michael Jackson performing when he introduced the moonwalk? Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller, Bad 8) A sesquipedalian speaker ordinarily uses what sort of words? Kindergarten, Racist, Long, Religious 9) The rst Corvette was made in 1953 with its color being? Black, Red, Blue, White 10) In 1922 which city had the rst ofcial police car, the Bandit-Chaser? Denver, NYC, Detroit, Chicago 11) Of these who was named after a department store? Halle Berry, Meg Ryan, Jodie Foster, Lucy Lawless 12) Bronze John was an old disease name for? Meningitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, yellow fever 13) In the early 1900s about what percentage of American homes had bathtubs? 5%, 20%, 33%, 40% 14) If someone is aphonic, what is lost? Keys, Soul, Voice, Mind ANSWERS 1) George. 2) Dalmatian. 3) Bette Midler. 4) DeSoto. 5) $20. 6) 31. 7) Billie Jean. 8) Long. 9) White. 10) Denver. 11) Halle Berry. 12) Yellow Fever. 13) 20%. 14) Voice.Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Special to the TimesOn Saturday July 27, the Friends of the Governor Stone will begin a major restoration of the National Historic Landmark Vessel the Governor Stone. Members of the support organization will give public tours of the vessel at the St. Andrews Waterfront Market from 8 a.m. until the vessel sets sail at 11 a.m. Members, supporters and invited guests will sail the vessel to the Bay County Boatyard where it will be removed from the water at 1 p.m. and prepared for the three-month long restoration effort. The restoration plan calls for surveying, repairing and stabilizing the original, 136-year-old keel of the vessel to assure its structural integrity. Deterioration in hull planking, rub-rails, gunwales, deck planking, cargo hatches, cabin and steering structures will be repaired. If funds allow, the Governor Stone will get new rigging and sails that restore the appearance of the 1877 Schooner. The single biggest task of the restoration will be repairs to the original keel of the vessel to address damage from ship worms in the interior of the centerboard slot, leaks at the centerboard and garboard joints and at the rudderpost and driveshaft ttings. While the boat is out of the water skilled craftsmen will also replace damaged planks below the waterline and under the rub rails. Needed repairs to deteriorating deck structures present the opportunity to replace the hatch covers, cabin and steering gear box with structures that are historically accurate and are built with traditional methods using like-kind materials. Planned funds are additionally available to replace the sails, sail covers and running rigging with modern maintainable materials that more closely resemble the appearance of original lines, sails and blocks. Harry Dennard, president of the Friends of the Governor Stone said the Governor Stone is the last sailing coasting schooner in the Gulf. Our Board takes preservation very seriously. We are going to address structural issues to assure the continued survival of the vessel and we are following restoration guidelines published by the National Park Service, he said. The restoration has been made possible by ongoing fundraising efforts by members of The Friends of the Governor Stone and by signicant contributions from The Bay County Boatyard, Eastern Shipbuilding, Kurt Voss of Historic Boats and Ships and by the St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership. This support enabled the award of a $50,000 Florida Small Matching Historic Preservation Grant. This project has been nanced in part with a $50,000 historic preservation grant provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historic Commission.Governor Stone plans major renovation DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe Governor Stone paid a visit to the 2012 Carrabelle Riverfront Festival.