The Apalachicola times

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The Apalachicola times
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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, October 24, 2013 50¢ WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 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 Vance Millender picked as King Retsyo By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Vance Millender, a longtime leader in the county’s seafood industry, will don the cape as King Retsyo at the upcoming Nov. 1-2 Florida Seafood Festival at Apalachicola’s Battery Park. Millender, one of six generations to be part of the family business in Carrabelle, will join Franklin County sophomore Morgan Martin in reigning over the golden anniversary of the festival. Retsyo, son of Neptune, is the guardian of inland waters, bays and estuaries, and each year the festival board selects a king who symbolizes Apalachicola Bay and the bounty harvested by the seafood industry. “I was really honored to be asked, especially since this is the 50th anniversary,” he said. “This is the rst time I’ve ever done anything like that.” Millender is not without showmanship in his blood, having played tenor sax and bass guitar for the local rock band Locomotive, together with his brother Johnny and friends. Millender, a Carrabelle native, was selected as sovereign because of his role in the Millender and Son Seafood Company, a legacy handed down to him by his father Farris Millender, and before that his grandfather Braxton Millender, who started the business in 1942. About six years ago, Millender handed over ownership to his sons, David, 34, and Stephen, 32, who lives with his wife, Crystal, and Millender’s rst grandchild, Jaxon, in Carrabelle. Millender, 60, graduated from Carrabelle High School in 1971, and By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com An international student from India attending Florida State University died from an apparent drowning Sunday afternoon on St. George Island. According to a report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Of ce, Deputy James Ward arrived minutes after 2:35 p.m. to the scene where St. George Island rst responders were administering CPR. Jay Abbott, chief of the re department, said the rst responders had been alerted by multiple telephone calls from onlookers. The man, who had earlier been playing volleyball on the beach, was identi ed as Atanu Mitra, an FSU post-doctoral student in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. Mitra, who was on a day trip with college friends, was found oating in the surf face-down by a chemistry classmate, Saleh Alatiqi of Tallahassee. Beachgoers retrieved Mitra’s body before the arrival of rst responders, and tried to resuscitate him. According to witnesses, Mitra went swimming by himself after playing volleyball with several females on the beach. “Other friends had also went to the pavilions,” Ward wrote. “At this time no one was in the area who had seen Mitra after the volleyball game anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes.” Emergency medical staffers said Mitra had been in the water for some time, and they tried all lifesaving measures but were unable to resuscitate him. After contacting physicians from Weems By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com The new Eastpoint branch of the Franklin County Library opened on Tuesday afternoon with much fanfare. More than 150 people attended the grand opening ceremony coordinated by Joyce Estes, president of the Friends of the Franklin County Libraries. Estes gave a speech including a detailed account of the library’s history and paused to thank everyone who had contributed to the library’s completion. “We’ve milked every cow out there,” Estes said. Denise Butler, who also contributed much to the establishment of the new facility, thanked Estes, her friend of 37 years, and called the Eastpoint library “the second jewel in our crown.” After a rocky and broken path to completion, which dates back about eight years, the new facility is a tremendous asset to the county. The entry to the new library is graced by a donor tree with gold, silver and copper leaves TALLAHASSEE (AP) — At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who mistakenly were freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they were looking at several suspects in the investigation of the escape of Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, but so far they have made no arrests. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said the prisoners were not cooperating. “In law enforcement terms, they’ve lawyered up,” Bailey said. “But we will nd the details of what led to these escapes without their help, but should they choose to cooperate, we will have the answers that we need, the answers that we demand sooner rather than later.” Jenkins and Walker were let out of Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle on Sept. 27 and Oct. 8, respectively, because of fake paperwork that reduced their life sentences to 15 years, authorities said. It was Jenkins’ second time trying to escape with forged papers. He failed in 2011, Bailey said. Jenkins and Walker were captured Saturday at a Panama City Beach motel. Authorities found an iPad and cellphone there, and are reviewing them for evidence. Police also want to know how the men got to the motel and who was coming to take them elsewhere. JOSEPH JENKINS CHARLES WALKER Police seek killers’ helpers INSIDE Task force quickly netted escapees, A5 PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Above, Joyce Estes presents retiring Library Director Glenda Ondracek with a bouquet. Below, Estes, president of the Friends of the Franklin County Library, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony. From left are Angela Prioleau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Denise Butler, Assistant County Finance Of cer Erin Grif th, County Commissioner William Massey, Central Administrator of the Wilderness Coast Libraries Pat Gilleland and Ondracek. FSU student drowns at St. George Island Turning the page COUNTY DEDICATES NEW EASTPOINT LIBRARY See LIBRARY A5 See KILLERS A5 See RETSYO A5 See DROWNS A5 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . A9-10 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 Drones in Carrabelle, A3 VOL. 128 ISSUE 26 Walk with the ghosts on Saturday Hauntings abound in Apalachicola this Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Chestnut Street Cemetery. From 7-9 p.m., history enthusiasts from the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will don the garb and take on the personas of several of the cemetery’s more notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola more than 100 years ago. $5 admission, with all proceeds going to cemetery restoration. For more info, call 296-6952. Crooked River Lighthouse glows Saturday Crooked River Lighthouse will host an evening of maritime enchantment for the 118th birthday of the lighthouse. The park, 1975 U.S. 98 W., Carrabelle Beach, will be lled Saturday, Oct. 26, with lanterns, musicians, dancers, story tellers and masters of traditional crafts. A blacksmith demonstrator will be back from 3 p.m. until dark, and performances will be 7-10 p.m. The Tallahassee Community College “Glow in the Dark” Dance Company will enchant. Authentic Irish music from the Killavil will be on the stage of the 70-foot pirate ship. Theatre With A Mission will present “The 1,500s Revisited” in honor of the 500th anniversary of Florida. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children, and half off for those with proof of Franklin County residence. For more info, call 6972732 or visit www. crookedriverlighthouse.org. Costume contest in Carrabelle Oct. 31 On Halloween, Oct. 31, the Carrabelle branch of the Franklin County Public Library will have a free “home-made costume contest” for kids from 4-6 p.m. There will be games on the lawn, costume judging and refreshments.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com On Oct. 16, the county’s Tourist Development Coun cil held a special meeting to discuss a replacement to ll and empty seat on the board but no action was taken. Alice Collins, owner of Collins Vacation Rentals, is stepping down next month as a TDC director after eight years on the board. One of the original board members in 2005, she helped found the TDC, which promotes tour ism in the county. Three applicants ap plied for the empty seat: Lynn Spohrer, who owns the Coombs House Inn in Apala chicola and a rental houses in Eastpoint and on St. George Island; Walter Armistead owner of the Buccaneer Inn on St. George Island and Sun Coast Vacation Rentals and Segul Patel, general man ager of the Best Western Inn in Apalachicola. A special meeting to dis cuss the three applicants was advertised for 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 prior to the regular TDC marketing committee meeting scheduled for 1:30. Only six members of the nine-member TDC board were present. Collins; Chair Pinki Jackel, the county commission representa tive to the TDC and Diana Prickett, rental manager for Resort Vacation Rentals on St. George Island, did not attend. Of the three candidates for the director’s seat, only Spohrer attended the meet ing. Initially, several board members suggested the spe cial meeting be cancelled. “I think it would be more appropriate to have a full board,” said Frank Cook, who represents Apalachico la. “There are some impor tant board members who are absent. I would like to see the county representa tive (Jackel) here.” Paul Parker, owner of Harbor Point Realty a com pany that manages vaca tion rental homes at Alliga tor Point, was acting chair in Jackel’s absence. “I don’t want the county com mission to think we didn’t give everybody a fair shake,” he said. However, members of the audience objected. Spohrer asked if a quo rum of the TDC board was present. Curt Blair, the TDC’s executive director, said ve directors constitut ed a quorum. Judi Stokowski, who works at the Water Street Hotel, said Spohrer went to considerable trouble to at tend the advertised meet ing, having driven back from Miami and cancelled other appointments to be there. Spohrer said she left Mi ami at 4 a.m. to be present. She said the meeting had been advertised and all of the candidates and direc tors had an opportunity to attend. “They all knew we were having this meeting,” said Blair. “Typically, if someone’s interested, they come.” In a telephone interview, Patel said she learned of the meeting when Stokowski told her on the morning of Oct. 16. She wanted to attend but was unable because a member of her hotel staff failed to come to work. The meeting was adver tised in the Oct. 10 Times and an email was circulated about it. Patel said she never received the email or saw the ad. Armistead said he was in formed of the time and place of the meeting when he dropped off his application packet at the TDC ofce. He said it was in conict with an existing appointment and, when he informed TDC staff he could not attend, he was told attendance was not necessary. ‘IMPORTANT THE HOTELS HAVE A VOiI CE’ Parker allowed Spohrer to make a presentation about her qualications for the six board members in attendance. She emphasized her ex perience in international marketing. Spohrer said she has owned a home in Frank lin County since 1980 and has worked hard to bring economic development to the area. “I appreciate the hard work of the TDC,” she said. “The board is maturing now with eight years under your belt. Now we should be reaching out into new markets.” She said the number of international tourists visit ing the Coombs House is increasing and the inter national market should be explored. “(The hotel, motel and innkeepers) are the rst responders for visitors,” Spohrer said. “We specialize in letting visitors know what there is to do.” Spohrer thanked the TDC for hearing her presentation. TDC board member Chester Reese, who runs a charter shing service out of Carrabelle, accused Spohrer of making contentious and untrue accusations against the seated TDC board, pos sibly referring to discussion at a meeting held earlier this year at the Apalachicola Community Center to dis cuss the proposed doubling of the bed tax. “Do you have the temper ament to be on this board?” Reese asked. “Accusations are made and they aren’t backed up. It’s the shotgun approach and there are no hits.” Spohrer sought to clarify her views, “We become con tentious because nothing on the agenda lets us have any input,” she said. “We become negative because we are not part of the team. “I have never accused the TDC of anything. After eight years, I felt it was important the hotels have a voice,” she said. Spohrer is the president of a newly registered corpora tion called the “Guest Lodg ing Association of Franklin County.” Stokowski is listed as vice president of the group and Michael Koun, owner of Apalachicola’s Gibson Inn, is secretary/treasurer. At the Oct. 2 TDC meet ing, Stokowski and Spohrer made a presentation about the Guest Lodging Associa tion and asked that the orga nization be recognized by the TDC. They also presented a potential amendment to the county TDC ordinance dedi cating one of the seats on the board to a hotel, motel, inn or bed and breakfast. Beverly Hewitt, who represents the Apalachic ola Bay Chamber of Com merce, moved that the TDC recognize the Guest Lodging Association but the motion died for lack of a second. The Florida statute gov erning TDCs states that at least three, and no more than four, members of the board must be bed tax pro viders. Currently, Prickett, Parker and Collins serve as bed tax representatives. At the Oct. 16, meeting, Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, spoke in sup port of Spohrer. “She has made ve at tempts to get on this board and it is very curious to me. She does have vast experi ence. We can’t give input without being contentious,” Grove said. “You should ask for public comments at the end of the meetings. “You are less important than the people you rep resent,” Grove told Reese. “I’ve had a lot of people say how rude the TDC has been to them. I have names.” Reese disputed the char acterization. “I don’t see where you guys are getting this, to keep saying that we’re not open,” he said. “Is it just to down this council? To get someone’s specic agenda? We are open to everyone.” Grove replied, “I’m try ing to tell you the feedback I get.” Parker said that the TDC board has never discour aged people from speaking at meetings. “People who have come and gotten in volved have gotten input. It’s always been a good mix of representation from all parts of the county,” he said. “I live on the extreme east end and (the TDC is) the only thing that’s always represented the whole county. Tourism has grown 31 percent (since the inception of the TDC). I take exception to the mini mization of representation of the rental companies. They represent 80 percent of the (bed tax) income. They do know what people want because they have built very successful companies.” Spohrer agreed that, “You’ve covered that market really well. Now is the time to increase the amount pro vided by innkeepers to 30 percent. It’s a way for us to grow. In order for us to grow, it can’t be inbred. “Maybe we need a forum, sitting at a round table to gether like a workshop, in stead of this back-and-forth like a tennis match,” she said. “That is what I believe our marketing meetings are,” said Parker. “We set up a meeting with the local Apalachicola lodg ing providers for just that purpose,” said Blair. “I spent two hours being attacked. Nobody wanted to talk about what kind of marketing we could do together.” Spohrer said that meet ing had been to discuss the proposed bed tax increase and not to discuss market ing options. Ken Schroeder, propri etor of Apalachicola’s Bry ant House Bed and Break fast said, “The TDC’s job is to increase tourism, not to develop projects in county. The county commission should do that. Most of the sales tax should go back into promotions. 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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, October 24, 2013 of tourist who understands the pearl we have here. I don’t want it to change. This is a voice that is not being heard,” he said. “If you were involved in the (TDC) for many years, you would see the political reality,” said Parker. “I would like to spend every penny on tourism.” Schroeder said, “I under stand the political reality. You have other voices that can go with you to ght those political issues.” Parker replied, “We will call on you.” The TDC board voted to table the decision on a new board member until their Nov. 6 meeting, with Hewitt opposed. Parker said Collin’s term ends in November, “so we aren’t really behind.” Schroeder asked, “What happens the next time some body doesn’t show up?” Stokowski asked that the record show that the selec tion of Collin’s replacement would be discussed on Nov. 6. Parker said the TDC would issue special invita tions to the meeting to Patel and Armistead. He asked that Spohrer be available to eld questions from mem bers of the TDC who missed her presentation. e Gul / Fanin Cams Gul Coa Sate Co eg o a y quests e easu f ou endance A c ommunit y wide br e akf as t and c on v er s ation o f loc al ec onomic importanc e B U SINE S S R OUND T ABLE F OR UM G ULF C OA ST ST A TE CO LLEGE I tne hip ith T ue sda y O ctober 29 2 013 8:00 am 9:30 am ED T Gulf /F r anklin Campus Gulf C o as t State C olleg e !! ! # F or e v ent details and t o R S VP ple as e visit: www gulf c o as t edu/ smallbusine s s f orum Inquirie s: 850-22 7 -96 7 0 Plans are to test robot drones By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m A high tech firm is has its sight set on Carrabelle’s Hexaport. Yesterday, Bruce McCor mack, president of Gulf Un manned Systems Center LLC (GUSC) met with the Carrabelle Economic Development Council to discuss plans to bring cutting edge technology to Franklin County. McCormack has been pursu ing this goal since, at the invita tion of J. Ben Watkins, he came to Carrabelle last year to meet city officials and tour Hexaport. The building was constructed with grant money by Carrabelle in 2007 to house the GreenSteel modular home manufacturing center. That project was shortlived, collapsing in the face of a reduced housing market. McCormack’s scheme is put the unoccupied Hexaport building, which belongs to the city with Centennial Bank hold ing the lease, to good use and bring much-needed jobs to the county. In spite of some recent set backs, McCormack is making progress toward reopening the factory building on John McInn is Road as GUSC headquarters. McCormack posted ads for 10 jobs at the proposed facility on the Florida Workforce website in September. Now, he said, he has interviewed eight individuals, all willing to relocate to Frank lin County, but nobody who lives in the county has applied. “I would love to hire Franklin County residents,” said McCor mack in a telephone interview. “But I can’t hire them if they don’t apply.” He said the workforce at GUSC could expand to 20 within a year. McCormack is looking for range technicians who will, “maintain security on all ranges both water and land and repair and maintain buildings, vehicles, boats,” among other duties. He said good candidates should “have knowledge of Apalachicola Bay and surround ing areas (including) Tate’s Hell State Park, Apalachicola River, New River, Ochlocknee River and near shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.” Candidates should be experi enced boat handlers with a sixpassenger Coast Guard license. Other desired skills are the abil ity to operate a four-wheel-drive vehicle, basic computer skills, carpentry, berglass skills and welding. He said the paychecks could start as early as Janu ary and would range from $10 to $18 per hour, depending on qualications. While McCormack expressed disappointment the state reject ed a bid for “kick start funds” to renovate Hexaport, he said he has adequate private investors in place to set up shop. What exactly does McCor mack have planned for the 65,000 square foot building? According to a summary Mc Cormack prepared, Hexaport will become a center for evalu ating small (55 pounds and less) robot drones for use on land, in the air and underwater. Right now, it said, there is no private sector test center for these small robots in the United States. The US military already em ploys thousands of these small robots in reconnaissance. One such drone, the “throwbot,” manufactured by Reconrobotics, weighs just over a pound and ts easily into a backpack. Reconrobotics said the throw bot is “designed to help soldiers or police look inside a building before they storm it or under a vehicle to detect a bomb.” The military has already pur chased more than 4,000 of these pint-sized spies for $16,000 each and throwbots are popular with civilian police as well. In addition to military ap plications, small robotic drones already have applications in scientic research, agriculture, aquaculture, disaster manage ment, re prevention and lm production. They can be pro grammed to check the water content of soil from the air; spot treat diseased fruit trees; sur vey the ocean oor or recognize a face. New applications are un der development. McCormack said Hexaport is perfect for GUSC because of the many kinds of terrain surround ing the building. He said the building is large enough to allow interior testing of both ground based and airborne drones and he plans to create a pressure variable tank that would allow laboratory testing of submerged drones as well. He said when work on the Hexaport building is complet ed; it will contain 10,000 square feet of ofce space, classrooms, brieng rooms and a tactical op erations center. GUSC will also contain 10,000 square feet of maintenance and manufactur ing shops with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. Spe cial test areas will be provided in the 40,800 square foot com mon area. McCormack said GUSC would be working with Gulf Coast State College’s Advanced Training Center to train new employees in design, advanced manufacturing techniques, qual ity assurance, and introduction to unmanned technologies. According to McCormack’s report, “The Association for Un manned Vehicle Systems Inter national recently  published a re port  about the economic impact of the drone industry. It found that in the rst three years af ter unmanned aerial systems are integrated into the national airspace (which is scheduled to take place in 2015), 70,000 new jobs will be created. It is clear that what these people will be using their drones for in the fu ture will be very different from what we have seen them used for so far. “If GUSC receives one-tenth of 1 percent of the anticipated jobs for aerial vehicles that will be 70 jobs. This does not account for the other jobs created for maritime systems and land sys tems another 50 to 100 jobs cre ated in Franklin County alone supporting unmanned systems,” read the report. Progress on reopening Carrabelle’s HexaportLOIS SS WOBODA | The Times Hexaport has remained empty since 2010. TDC from page A2 HTTP://CDN.THEAFFl L UIST.CO M The throwbot is an unmanned drone already in use.

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How does all this help the senior center? Re: the recent Carrabelle senior center meeting, I am wondering how things got to such a state of controversy. I don’t understand why it was necessary for the police to be there. That seems a little unusual for a board meeting in this community. Isn’t the building there for the use of all senior citizens of Franklin County? Do they have to arrange ahead of time to be in the building? Could a representative from the concerned citizens get together with the senior center board and discuss their concerns? There are too many questions going around and con icting answers. Is there a need for legal intervention? And how is all this going to help the senior center? Aileen Benson Too many lack hope, prosperity and equal chances Ms. Linda Raf eld’s recent letter to the editor (See “Talk about some other ‘hard truths’” in Oct. 10 issue) challenged the veracity and even the very motivation behind our recent six-part ad series about county issues of special concern to us. We made a choice of important local subjects and felt that such advertising would be the best method to present our concerns. Saying that the issues we discussed “only amounts to more of the same ole digs at the local government” tries to dismiss the well-prepared and researched series as unsubstantiated, illconsidered nonsense. We will be happy to provide our source data for anyone interested in fact checking our posts. We created an educational outreach series highlighting local government, taxation, education, economic development and health care. These subjects re ect the worries of many. We tried to encourage all to think proactively about our county home. Talking about issues that affect most of us helps to open constructive dialogues and thus to encourage a more positive countywide future. It is not an opinion but rather documented fact that our healthcare outcomes are well below state standards. It is fact that our school system is not graduating enough competent students, has a below -average state grade and above average drop-out rate. Franklin County suffers a shortage of economic development. Getting a job, promotion or contract with Franklin County or city governments too often depends upon who you know rather than an applicant’s personal or business quali cations. It is factual that many of our young have arrest records, use drugs, and are themselves products of broken families even as they create more. These are tough issues facing our county today. What Franklin County issues do you believe need real discussion with constructive action? Without a thorough understanding of where we are, how can a successful course be plotted leading to better outcomes for you, your children, family and neighbors? We tried to begin a dialogue, and we are glad you chose to respond. But arbitrary statements like “move it down the road if you don’t like it here” ignores the reality that over 75 percent of total county property taxes are paid by outsiders. Without those “outsider” monies, this county you and I love would cease to exist. Do you or others really want those property taxes, gas taxes, local shopping and restaurant purchases to “move on down the road?” If so, our hopes and efforts to help grow a better Franklin future will indeed be for naught. Just like you, we love Franklin County for its people, natural beauty and so much more. We chose to be here. But we also see too many deprived of hope, education, prosperity and equal chances for the best jobs and opportunities. Our ad outreach resulted in many supportive calls, letters and interested new members. Your perceptions featured a traditional picture of Franklin County. We hope others will offer additional dialogue and positive plans. But we also want our local leaders to offer more than platitudes and false hopes for wishful-thinking handouts that may come from state and federal governments to create a few temporary jobs. That kind of unrealistic thinking is constantly expressed at meetings and especially each election year. We suggest that all of us look to our leaders, including elected political gures, business leaders, social and religious leaders, that Franklin County opportunities be opened equally to all, free of political or personal preferential bias. Those leaders must help create the conditions that allow all to better engineer personal and professional success. Dependence is not the answer; we want to help our friends and neighbors to be empowered on their own behalf, not relying on failing systems. Each month, Concerned Citizens of Franklin County (CCFC) representatives attend meetings of the hospital and school boards, county commission, budget workshops and other public meetings. We believe it is vital that more citizens attend those meetings to watch their elected leaders in action. We believe some of our leaders are failing us. There’s an old expression “if you could see through my eyes…” Regular attendance at county meetings is truly “eye opening.” We believe that if more citizens were present, actively expressing interest and concern toward their leaders, those dialogues would energize our political landscape. Franklin County’s sense of community is truly wonderful. We have all experienced it rsthand. We’ve also seen the opposite behaviors. Too many drumbeaters promise this or that, falsely touting that oft-imaginary good times are right around the next monthly or annual corner. Families with power starve those without. We see workers without credentials getting the best jobs and those who are locked out of equal opportunities. We see those that make money off the backs of the have-nots. We see those on the edge of starvation, truly without hope for themselves or their families’ future. Sometimes a painfully realistic diagnosis must be made before medicine can help the patient improve. Although it may be popular to “shoot the messenger with the news,” CCFC is not an evil or a self-serving group of citizens. We sincerely believe that responsible government here bene ts us all. We care about Franklin County just as much as you do. We live here and love it! Our 400-plus members hope to be welcomed in the communities for more than the dollars they bring. The many new arrivals chose to be here because this is a wonderful place in so many ways. We brought our skills, dollars and ethics with us to enhance Franklin County, not hurt it. We don’t have all the answers. But we do know some of the questions to ask our leaders. We ask for scal responsibility, honesty and intelligence. We want our elected institutional leadership to plan a proactive future for Franklin County’s adults and children. The CCFC wants to be a constructive part of our local future. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ConcernedCitizensof FranklinCounty. Be a part of our dialogue and become a voice for tomorrow. Allan J. Feifer President Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, Inc. ABetterFranklin.com Skeptical South Georgia farmers irrigate ef ciently According to the Oct. 6, 2013 edition of the Albany, (Ga.) Herald, the chickens may be coming home to roost for South Georgia farmers. However, rest assured these farmers will receive full federal, state and local political support in continuing to freely use water from the Flint River basin without monitoring or regulation. Water = Money. Corn, peanuts, and cotton? Ha! Dry land cotton frequently does better than cotton soaked under irrigation. A large percentage of melon, pecan and cantaloupe acreage in Southwest Georgia is irrigated. While I do not doubt that the University of Georgia has developed ef cient irrigation methods, I am highly skeptical that much use is made of them by farmers. More water is better: day or night, rain or shine. Why is it that many states in the Southeastern region grow luscious crops of corn, tomatoes and other vegetables without any irrigation? When will citizens be freed from the tax burden of “farm welfare?” Respectfully, Roy A. (Tony) Ragan Cordele, Ga. Not a penny missing from purse at Pig My name is Stella Dowling and I purchased a home on St. George a couple of years ago. I am new to the area and have only been down from Roswell, Georgia a few times. I am sure you get many people wanting to print articles about crime and hardship, however, I want to tell a little different story. On Oct. 13 around 4 p.m., I drove off the island to visit the Apalach Piggly Wiggly. After spending a few minutes in the store, I checked out and rolled my groceries to my car. A nice friendly cashier named Myel checked me out and wished me a good day. I left the store and continued my 20-minute drive across the bridges to return home. I decided to stop at a local vendor and pick up some fresh shrimp when I realized that my purse was nowhere in sight! My heart began to race and my palms began to get sweaty when I realized I had left it in the grocery cart in the parking lot. Panicked, I drove back off the island and immediately back to the Pig. I was certain that I would not see my “Michael Kors” handbag and its contents again. I began to ponder about how I would get back to Georgia with no cash or credit cards. My purse contained several corporate credit cards and some cash, plus of course the usual “driver’s license” and “healthcare card.” We all know what a hassle those are to replace! I rst scanned the parking lot in hopes that perhaps it was still sitting in the cart where I left it but it was not. My heart sank again and I entered the store with much doubt. To my shock and surprise, I asked the rst cashier I saw and he said “Yes ma’am, we have it.” I was elated but was sure the contents would most likely not be there… once again “I was wrong!” The customer service representative proudly produced my bag and said a nice gentlemen had brought it in the store from the parking lot. I asked if they knew who he was because I clearly wanted to thank him and also give him a reward. I also think the employees at the Piggly Wiggly that were there during that time should be recognized for their honesty. I will always give my business to the local Piggly Wiggly. They represent the people of Apalach well. Lastly, there wasn’t a penny missing from my purse! Stella Dowling Any woodsman can tell you In 1994, the Florida Game and Fish Commission declared that the Florida black bear was endangered. The commission went through channels to have the bear placed on the endangered species list. At that time the bear population was estimated at between 1,280 and 1,290. The agency did a population estimate in 1998 indicating that there were approximately 1,500 bears in the state. The most recent survey done in 2002 showed the population to be between 2,800 and 3,000. With that kind of growth between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s, one might assume that if the growth rate remained the same the bear population may be as many as 1,000 to 12,000 today. Any woodsman can tell you that contact with bears has become extremely frequent. The bear has lost its fear of humans and has become more and more aggressive. In the last 10 years, 16 people have been viciously attacked by black bears and nine have lost their lives. In the last two year, two people in Florida have been attacked. In Oct. 2012 in Collier County, a game warden was so aggressively attacked that he had to use his sidearm to kill the bear. Records reveal that 90 percent of black bear attacks are by males involving food. This seems to contradict the Game and Fish Commission’s assertion that bears only eat berries. Hunters can tell you that a favorite dinner of the bear is the newborn fawn, not berries. One study showed that of 21 newborn fawns, 10 of them were eaten by bears in two weeks. A study in Georgia revealed that out of 37 fawns that died, 18 were eaten by bears. One hunter said that a bear stile his dead deer before he could put it in his truck. The deer population in Florida is being severely damaged by the presence of hungry black bears. In studies done in other states, it is proven that bears eat as many fawns as coyotes. Unlike the bear, coyotes are free game. They are considered a nuisance and can be killed at any time, but the bear eats more newborn fawns than coyotes. Most states have opened seasons on black bears in order to control the population. South Carolina’s population has grown to the point that the Department of Natural Resources has opened a season and estimates there are upwards of 1,200. Pennsylvania has a population of 18,000 where hunters harvested 4,350 last year. The state of Georgia’s bear population has increased by 20 percent annually. This is in spite of the state’s bear season where the limit for a hunter has doubled, and the cost of obtaining a bear license is a mere $19. Even California has a bear season. Hunters took 1,475 in 2012 in that state. By contrast, Florida’s Game and Fish Commission has yet to see that there is a problem here. It has been 11 years since a bear count has been done. A bear has the best nose in the woods. Its sense of smell is 10 times greater than that of a bloodhound. This enables them to know where each and every deer is trying to hide, including newborn fawns. Bears’ keen sense of smell also helps them to nd clutches of turkey eggs. Because these creatures are such easy prey, bears are fast depleting their food in the woods. A bear comes to town for food, not because he is lazy, but because there is nothing left in the woods to eat. Thank you. Tom Parker 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 Thursday, October 24, 2013 A Page 4 Section Q. Was your of ce involved in the incident where those two inmates used forged documents to secure their release from the Franklin Correctional Institute? A. No, my of ce had no involvement. This occurred in an of ce outside of Franklin County and didn’t involve my of ce at all. While Franklin Correctional Institute, where the inmates were released, is located in Franklin County, the fraudulent documents were submitted to the Orange County Clerk’s Of ce, not the Franklin County Clerk’s Of ce. I don’t know what happened in that individual clerk’s of ce and speculating would be inappropriate. For informational purposes, prison paperwork is generated from the county in which a criminal is convicted, and in this particular case, those inmates were not convicted in Franklin County. Although I believe my policies are intact, criminal minds can create havoc, and I am evaluating my of ce’s individual processes to ensure that this never happens here. If you have any questions or comments about this column, please forward them to: Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 or email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. Visit the Clerk’s website at www. franklinclerk.com. YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEE Marcia Johnson Criminal minds can create havoc Letters to the EDITOR Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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The Times | A5 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Local created by Allan McPhee. The 5,000-square-foot Vulcan steel building houses more than 17,000 volumes of ction and non ction including a section devoted to Florida and Franklin County history and Spanish language books. There is also a large selection of DVDs and recorded books. The new facility boasts 15 public access computers: six general access, two dedicated for access to government resources like food stamps and child services, ve for teens and two computers for tweens grades four through seven. A multipurpose activity room provides a venue for meetings and for outreach to younger children including reading aloud and storytelling. Located there is a large wall-mounted “smart board,” an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection in the same way as a touch screen computer or tablet and also can be operated using a mouse. There is a reading area for children, an activity room dedicated to teens and much needed additional of ce space for the library staff and volunteers. A new self-serve, coin-operated document center, the Envisionware Document Station, allows patrons to scan, copy, fax and print documents. The 13-acre wetland setting of the building is delightful and in addition to providing a relaxing view for visiting patrons, protects critical wildlife habitat. The Friends received support and guidance from the Apalachicola Riverkeeper and the Northwest Florida Water Management District to restore the wetlands and plan to create a nature walk. The nature walk and landscaping for the library have been put on hold because of economic constraints. The Friends are seeking funds to pay for external improvements to the library building. Construction of the library was funded with federal grants and money raised by the Franklin County Public Library. The library was designed by Ivan Johnson, of Johnson Peterson Architects of Tallahassee. “This has been a wonderful opportunity and great challenge,” said County library Director Glenda Ondracek who retires at the end of October. “I’m glad we were able to make the transition to the new building and that I was a part of that. I’m very satis ed with all of our accomplishments. We now offer more services and programs to our patrons both adults and children.” Commissioner Pinki Jackel, who represents part of Eastpoint and St. George Island on the county board, could not be present, but speaking on her behalf, County Planner Alan Pierce thanked everyone who brought the library project to fruition and gave special credit in words penned by Jackel. “Today is a historic day for Franklin County citizens and for the Franklin County Library community,” Pierce read. “From the beginning, this has been a labor of love. A task that seemed large at rst and grew to be monumental before completion. The vision that became this library is simply incredible. A beautiful setting, a beautiful modern interior that will be a delight and joy for so many for many, many years to come. “All along the way, from the beginning until this day, two women (Denise Butler and Joyce Estes) have steadfastly contributed their time, energy, blood, sweat and tears. We want to thank them for their commitment and dedication to our community.” Ondracek said traf c at the library remains the same as at the old location, 70 to 80 patrons daily. She expects that number to increase because the library staff is seeing many new faces, especially youngsters, and some long-time patrons have yet to visit the new building. The convicted murderers arrived at the Orange County Jail on Tuesday and were placed in maximum security in separate locations. In addition to the forged documents, forensic examiners are looking at computers and printers seized from the Franklin County prison. So far, there is no indication any Department of Corrections workers helped the inmates with their escape, but investigators still are looking at any possibilities of an inside job, Bailey said. “There is no hard evidence that has happened,” he said. “If there were, there would be an arrest.” The mistaken release led the Corrections Department to change its policy for early prisoner releases. It also caused the chief judge in the judicial circuit that covers Orange and Osceola counties in metro Orlando to change how orders are led in the clerks of courts of ces. The forged paperwork that led to the release of Jenkins and Walker was led in the Orange County Clerk of Courts of ce. Chief Circuit Judge Belvin Perry signed an order Monday that prohibits judicial orders from being accepted at drop-off boxes. His order also requires judicial assistants to keep a log of all orders to change an inmate’s prison sentence. When the clerk’s of ce gets an order to change a sentence, the clerk must verify with the judge or judicial assistant the order was issued, according to the new measures. While investigating the Walker and Jenkins case, authorities discovered two other prisoners at the Franklin County prison were in the process of obtaining fake release orders. Bailey said authorities know of three other prisoners who attempted similar escapes. The rst case was the release of Nydeed Nashaddai out of a Pinellas County jail in 2009. He was captured in less than a day. Another case involved an inmate at a Gulf County prison. Earlier this year, Franklin County prisoner Jeffrey Forbes’ escape attempt was thwarted by a detective who discovered his release date had been changed. In emails released Tuesday by the state attorney in Orlando, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent described the attempt as a KILLERS from page A1 By CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY BEACH — Investigators developed leads as early as Friday that two convicted killers mistakenly released from prison were in Panama City Beach, but the information was not veri ed until Saturday, ofcials said. A press release issued Saturday night on the heels of the arrests of Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins said investigators had known the escapees were in town for two days, but sources with the U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the men were recaptured within hours of the rst con rmed sighting. “As soon as we knew their location we moved in on them,” FDLE spokeswoman Samantha Andrews said. “We believe that they may have been in the area for 48 hours.” The fugitive task force, which includes sheriff’s deputies and members of other local law enforcement agencies, along with FDLE agents, arrested Walker and Jenkins about 5:40 p.m. Saturday at the Coconut Grove Motel. Task force supervisor Marty West said investigators received hundreds of tips, including one Friday he said that “made a little sense.” West said investigators worked overnight, and about 2 p.m. Saturday they got a tip he described as a con rmed sighting. Of cials were tightlipped about the relationship between the two men, how long they had been hiding out together and whether they had assistance from local residents. Andrews said releasing certain details, such as whether the men checked into the Coconut Grove Motel themselves or whether the check in was recorded on surveillance video, could hinder the investigation. “That’s what we’re hoping to uncover in our investigation,” Andrews said. “The issue is we’ve tried to release as much as we can … but we can’t give away everything because it could compromise our investigation.” Memorial Hospital over the EMS radio, Mitra was pronounced dead at 3:19 p.m. Kelley’s Funeral Home transported the body to the of ce of Dr. Anthony Clark, the medical examiner in Tallahassee, for completion of an autopsy. Paige Dabncy, a classmate of Mitra’s, told the deputy his family was in India and that an FSU advisor with the international students would assist with noti cation. Ward wrote that he spoke with the FSU police department and that Mitra’s property, including his vehicle, was taken to the sheriff’s of ce for safekeeping. In a Wednesday article in the Tallahassee newspaper, a close friend, FSU computer science doctoral student Tathagata Mukherjee, said Mitra traveled to FSU in 2011 from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. He said FSU students and friends, as well as the Indian and Bengali Associations of Tallahassee, are working to raise money to send the body back to his family in India. He said donations continue to come in to cover the cost of returning Mitra’s body to his parents and to pay for medical costs. DROWNS from page A1 then went for two years to Tallahassee’s Lively Vocational, where he earned a certi cate as an industrial electrician. “I used it for a little while I stayed in Tallahassee,” he said. “I decided really it wasn’t what I wanted to do for a living.” Millender returned to Carrabelle and got into the seafood business with his dad in 1973, the same year he married his high school sweetheart, the former Virginia Dale McMillan. They’ll be married 40 years on Nov. 17, the same day Jaxon was born. Millender served in the Navy from 1974 to 1977, including time in the Paci c at the tail end of the Vietnam War, aboard the USS Enterprise, CVN-65, the world’s rst nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Millender returned home as a petty ofcer second class and began work in earnest as the third generation of Millenders in the seafood industry, handling wholesale sales and processing. Millender’s dad died in 1999, and his mom, Betty Millender, lives nearby in Carrabelle. In 2009, the company built a plant at 607 SE Ave. B and introduced retail into the mix. “We do not do nearly as much processing as we did in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, not on a large scale,” he said. “We do processing of seafood, shrimp. We really sell a lot of different types of seafood, but the main thing is shrimp.” Millender said sales have improved every year, and he enjoys carrying on the family business with his sons. “We’re fortunate to have the kids here and work with them,” he said. “It’s really a blessing.” RETSYO from page A1 HOW TO GET THERE The new location, 160 Hickory Dip Road, is less than one mile from the previous library site. If coming from St. George Island, take Island Drive, and cross U.S. 98, to Old Ferry Dock Road. Make a left on Old Ferry Dock Road, continue to Hickory Dip Road, and make a right turn. The entrance to the library is on the left side. From U.S. 98, turn right on Norvell Street next to the Chevron Station, left on Ferry Dock, right on Hickory Dip Road and turn at the rst left, an unpaved drive. Task force quickly netted escapees DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Vance Millender and Morgan Martin will reign as king and queen at the golden anniversary Florida Seafood Festival. Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES LIBRARY from page A1 4516929 Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank the Commodore Sponsors of the 2013 Florida Seafood Festival. Without the generous contributions this Festival would not be as great as it is. Again thank you and we encourage everyone to patron these business and tell them thank you as well. The 50th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy Dale Earnhardt Jr. GMCBuick-Cadillac Resort Vacation Properties WTXL ABC Ch. 27 Tallahassee DUKE Energy Coastal Angler Magazine Fisherman’s Choice Fresh From Florida Seafood Bergeron Emergency Services City of Carrabelle Buccaneer Inn & Castaway Liquors Centennial Bank WMBB Ch. 13 Panama City Panache Tent and Event City of Apalachicola Apalachicola Ace Hardware Century 21 Collins Realty Franklin County Tobacco Free Florida Weems Memorial Hospital Forgotten Coast TV TallyConnection.com by FSU Credit Union Gulf Coast State College 13 Mile Seafood Market Talladega Superspeedway Galloway Construction WPGX Fox 28 Waterstreet Seafood “Chris”tal Clear Charters e Management Experts e Beach Pit St. George Island Eastpoint Southern Management Group Oyster Radio Capital Health Plan Main Stay Suites ompson and Bassett Team of Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty Bass Pro ShopTallahassee Kitchen Cra Gunn Heating & A/C Best Western Apalach Inn Bone Dry Restoration & Cleaning Apalachicola Seafood Grill Suncoast Vacation Rentals Apalachicola Maritime Museum Wave 94 Hole Hole Liquors SoWal.com WTNT e Piggly Wiggly Air Con of Wakulla WPAP Cate’s Electric S&V Air Conditioning WECP Coastal Foot & Ankle Sign Design Eastpoint Lynn’s Quality Oysters Cadence Bank e Gibson Inn e Fryer Group Apalachicola Riverkeepers Long Dream Gallery Senator Bill Montford Marks Insurance Builders by the Sea Redwire Cook Insurance Big Top Supermarket Tamara’s Caf 2k Webgroup Coastline RV Resort Eastbay Oyster Company Bryant Capital Northridge Appraisal Gary Ulrich Construction Phoenix Family Health Care Center House of Tartt’s Eagle Tree Technology Skip & Julie Shiver Market Street Antiques Lynn’s Quality Oysters Cadence Bank e Gibson Inn e Fryer Group Apalachicola Riverkeepers Long Dream Gallery Phoenix Family Health Care Center e Port Inn Tamara’s Caf Advanced and Gentle Dental CAreDr. Frank May e Dixie eater Barber’s Seafood Happy Houndz St. Joe Rent All Five Star Home Repair Dodd Title Preble Rich INC omas Shuler Atty. 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Flo wers & Gifts for All Occasions Cir cle E Candles Hand Cr afted Jewelr y b y Local Artists Balloon Bouquets 51 Mark et St., Suite A Apalac hicola, FL ( 850 ) 899-1588 Society Happy 1st birthday Ezra Jay Hernandez! Ezra is the son of Krystal Shuler Hernandez and Richard Hernandez of Apalachicola. Ezra turned 1 on Oct. 3 and celebrated his birthday with friends and family at a pirate-themed party. Students busy with steady ow of activities By Tevis Page Special to the Times As the weeks have progressed, there has been a steady ow of activities to ensure high school students keep busy. Last Saturday was the annual Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival. Teachers, students and people from the community volunteered and supported the local event. The show went smoothly, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The school is hosting the ACT college readiness testing on Saturday, and the senior class will be making apple butter on Sunday at Mrs. Elizabeth Kirvin’s house. We will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. Then it’s almost All Hallows’ Eve, and autumn is in the air. This year is ying by so quickly, and there is so much more to do. Thankfully, we have a great student body that is willing to assist anywhere they can. Renae Gordon, Johnathan Gay to marry Johnathan Gay and Renae Gordon would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage to each other on Nov. 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Lafayette Park. Johnathan is the son of Rudy Gay and Paula Creamer, and he has one son, Bently Gay. Renae is the daughter of Bobby Fincher and Anna Fincher, and she has two children, Brooklyn and Gaven. Our friends and family are invited to celebrate with us! If you have noticed, when I get the information on upcoming events, I put them in my column a week ahead of time. I do this so that those of you who get your paper through the mail don’t miss out. Try to join us at lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. Along with out faithful friend and neighbor Ann Wilson, who checks our blood pressure, there will be friends from the Franklin County Health Department to give u shots. Your donation for lunch will be collected at the door and the chow line forms at noon. See ya there! The senior center will hold a yard sale in the near future to clear out space so they can establish a lowimpact exercise area for seniors. The senior center will sponsor the fall festival Nov. 9. Indoor booths are available now. If you wish to participate as an exhibitor or help as a volunteer, please get in touch with the center, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Mondays through Thursdays. Ghosts and goblins will gather at Chillas Hall this Saturday, Oct. 26. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and Ron Vice will be on hand to play your favorites. Bag up your favorite snack, your favorite beverage, your dancing shoes, grab your main squeeze and come on down. We will have a spooktacular time. Saturday, Nov. 2, will be our First Saturday Breakfast at Chillas Hall. Orders will be taken from 8:30-11 a.m. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will be happy to prepare and serve your breakfast. Your donation of $5 will be collected inside the door. See ya there. Saturday night, Nov. 2, after you have enjoyed the Over 50 Dance at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you get home. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep. I wish to apologize to Bob and Margaret Ochala. I had mentioned them in my last week’s column and misspelled their last name. Please forgive me. Mark you calendars for Saturday, Nov. 9. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will hold their annual silent auction, gumbo cookoff and lunch. The cook-off begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. A donation of $8 is required for lunch. Attention ladies! The Ladies’ Guild meeting will be held at Sacred Heart parish hall Oct. 30. All ladies are urged to attend. Gavel falls at 1 p.m. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, your friendly undertaker is the last man to let you down. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. HAWK TALK L aA N arkARK N ewEW S Jim Welsh Happy BIRTHDAY Wedding Ghosts and goblins at Chillas Hall Saturday L earEAR N iI N gG theTHE P reRE reRE QS OF teTE C hH SS P e E C ial IAL tT O T he HE T i I M e E S The Franklin County School Board last month saluted the rst group of Franklin County High School students to receive certications from The National Center for Construction Education and Research. From left, Logan McLeod, Austin Martina and Kyle Hathcox, along with Morgan Mock, not pictured, received certicates for completing core curriculum, their ofcial transcripts from NCCER and their ofcial wallet card. Core curriculum encompasses a basic job safety course along with introductory courses in the safe use of hand and power tools. Core is a pre-requisite for training in carpentry, which the school offers, as well as other crafts, such as plumbing, electrical or welding. The students, who were the rst to complete core curriculum, are well on their way to receiving certication at Level One Carpentry, said vocational instructor William Sanders, standing at right. The Franklin County School is an accredited training facility for NCCER, a not-for-prot education foundation developed by the construction industry to create a standardized training and credentialing program. NCCER has developed construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials that can be tracked through a national registry, which allows organizations and companies to verify the training and qualications of current employees or new hires. K li LI N ke KE N berg BERG take TAKE S the THE Cake AKE FilFIL M F eE S tT hitHIT S theTHE MOON D a A V id ID A dler DLER S tei TEI N aA N d D LOi I S SwSW O b B O da DA | The Times Distinguished Florida journalist Jeff Klinkenberg drew a large contingent of fans Friday evening to Caf Con Leche, as he signed copies of his works at an affair in conjunction with Downtown Books. Baker Fred Kahler brought an Italian buttercream cake, avored with rum and laced with guava, and baked and decorated in the colors and characters of Klinkenberg’s latest work “Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida.” Above Klinkenberg signs his work for Uta Hardy. Below, while Kahler presents his creation. PhPH O t T OS byBY DAV V ID ADLERS S TEIN N | The Times Saturday night’s rst ever Apalachicola Riverfront Film festival proved to be a stellar affair, as a receptive audience lled Riverfront Park under the gauzy glow of a full moon. Emcee Merrill Livingston welcomed the audience, who enjoyed food and beverages under a tent, complete with furniture, assembled for the occasion. The event was supported through a host of sponsorships and included a talk by Kevin McCarey, a lm professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, of which Livingston is a graduate.

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Rev. and Mrs. Reed We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all the generous gifts, prayers and especially the love that was shown during my Appreciation. We would especially like to thank our St. Paul A.M.E. Church family in Apalachicola. We are truly blessed to have such loving members. By God’s grace, we have been blessed to be able to serve another year at St. Paul. I pray that God’s blessings will be upon each of you. Rev. Garry and First Lady Deidre Reed St. Paul A.M.E. Church Apalachicola On behalf of Pastor Sheila White Martin and the members of the Love Center Church, we express our heartfelt thanks to the ordained clergy staff of the Love Center church and the clergy of our community as we observe Clergy Appreciation Month. Because of the sacrices you and your family make holding up the ministry of Christ, we want to speak God’s blessings on each of you. I Timothy 5:17 says, “The elders who direct the affairs of the church are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” We honor Bishop Ella B. Speed, Apostle Shirley C. White, Pastor Leonard Martin, Bishop Robert and Jacqulyn Davis, Elders James and Alma Pugh, Minister James and Angeline Stanley, Elder Warrenetta H. Key, Minister Shirley Byrd, Elder Nikiti Williams, Minister Damien Davis, Elder Betty Jarmon, Elder Mary Hayward, Deacon Phillip and Deandra O’Neal, Deacon Jeff and Cydell Lockley, Apostles Granville and Dolores H. Croom and all the pastors and clergy of Franklin County. Blessings on you! The Parrish Family For every kind word, For every memory shared, For each good thought, And each comforting prayer For making us laugh When a smile doesn’t seem possible, For crying with us Through our incredible losses, The Parrish Family thanks you From the bottom of our heart, We hope, good friends Our ways never part. For through your support Our grief will subside, For we know our dear mother Will meet us on the other side. Sonya Russell Dec. 8, 1960, to Sept. 16, 2013 The day our Lord called you home to be with him. In Life We Loved You dearly and in death We Love You the same. It has nearly broke our hearts to lose you. A part of us went with you but you have left us so many peaceful memories of our time together. We know you loved us as much as we loved you, and you’ll always have a place in our hearts, tho are family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. Without you, as our Lord calls us one by one home to be with him our chain will link again in heaven some sweet day. So until that day we will carry you in our hearts for now. God bless you Sonya. Your loving husband Ottis Eu gene Russell II, Mary Lou and all your family and friends Capt. George Russell Crofton Jr., known to all as “Russell,” passed away at home on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, after a battle with cancer. The affable Crofton became the rst St. George Islander to win a countywide seat when he secured the August 2004 Democratic nomination in a four-man eld. He then went on to win the general election against a Republican challenger and two men running without party afliation. Crofton served a single term, including a stint as chair of the county commission, before losing in the 2008 general election. “He was a well-rounded guy; I really liked Russell,” said former county commissioner Jimmy Mosconis, who sat to Crofton’s left on the podium. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with him,” Mosconis said. “He was real frugal with our tax money, and he cared about the county and the community. He was real mindful of people’s taxes and the cost of government. I was real fortunate during my tenure. He was real good to work with along those lines.” Crofton was born Oct. 31, 1941, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, while his father was stationed at Fort McPherson. The senior Crofton had been born in Vernon at Hinson’s Crossroads, one of 14 children, all of whom grew up in north Florida. Russell Jr. grew up in Coral Gables, graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1959 and attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in geology. He served in the South Florida Coast Guard Search and Rescue Unit from 1964-68 and the reserves for two more years. He received his pilot’s license during that time and began ying international cargo planes for Rich International Airways out of Miami in the late ’60s. Russell ew for Northeast Airlines, which merged with Delta, and he moved to Atlanta. He embarked upon a distinguished 32year career with Delta, retiring as a captain on the MD-11 in Oct. 2001. For many years, Russell served as an ofcer with the Airline Pilots Association, International and was a member of the board of directors for six years, representing 50,000 pilots and serving as a mediator. He also was a member of the Apalachicola/Franklin County Regional Airport Advisory Committee. He was a volunteer reghter in Fulton County, Ga., and a Boy Scout master. Russell and his father began shing in Franklin County in 1975 and built a small house on St. George Island in 1977. He retired from Delta in 2001 and moved to the island house that year. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beverly W. and Lt. Col. George Russell Crofton Sr. He is survived by three children, a son-in-law and three grandchildren, all of Tucker, Ga: Grayson B. Crofton and daughter Haley; Elizabeth W. Crofton; Sara Crofton Henderson, husband, Chris Henderson, and sons Sam and Will; and by a sister, Annette C. Cowart of Gainesville. Russell was known for his sense of humor. He was an avid sherman and a lover of the outdoors and Franklin County’s natural environment. He had a penchant for collecting unusual items (nuts and bolts, keys, metal signs). He leaves behind many wellloved friends and relatives; the family wishes to thank two special friends, Susan Gary and Connie Dehner, for their amazing care and support. The family also wishes to thank Big Bend Hospice for their wonderful work and expertise. Russell chose to be cremated, and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a meaningful contribution in Russell’s name may donate to one of several organizations that Russell faithfully supported, including Apalachicola Riverkeeper (www.apalachicolariverkeeper. org), University of Florida Foundation (www.uff.u.edu), or Phi Delta Theta Foundation (www. phideltathetafoundation.org). Nellie Catherine Parrish was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Blountstown. She passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in St. James. Sister Nellie was a longtime member, rst of the Sharon Church and upon merging, she spent the rest of her life attending the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apalachicola. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence Parrish, grandson Robert (Benny) Simpson and greatgrandson Tyler Kanewske. Ms. Nellie left behind six children, Delores Berkstresser of Hustontown, Penn., Wanda Alonzo of Kansas, Brenda Sams, Cynthia Laughlin and husband, Cliff, of Apalachicola, Joseph (Smokey) Parrish and wife, Angie, of Apalachicola, and Patricia Spell and husband, Keith, also from Apalachicola; 18 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by brothers Donald Burkett and wife, Irene, of Howard Creek, Billy Burkett of California, Eugene Burkett and wife, Brenda, of Wewahitchka, and Jimmy Burkett of Apalachicola; sisters Mae Todd of Callaway, Floria Lolley and husband, Jimmy, of Crystal River, and Gloria Quick and husband, A.L., of Eastpoint. Nellie also leaves behind a large church family, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Mom will be missed by all. Nellie Catherine Parrish Heaven has been blessed with a precious little angel. Miss Lillian “Lilli” Grace McIver, born May 18, 2013, was called home to be with Jesus on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She blessed her parents Will and Kristin McIver as well as her big sister Abbigail Elizabeth with over four months of sweet smiles and endless joy. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William B. McIver, Jr. Many will continue to celebrate her short life including grandparents Ann and Gerald Kent of Apalachicola, Jim and Helen Parton of Greensboro, N.C., and Bob and Tiffany Shattuck of Apalachicola; special aunts and uncles, Liz and Chad Wood and Shawn and Miranda Shattuck; along with numerous family and friends. A celebration of her life was held at Living Waters Assembly of God Church in Apalachicola, on Thursday, Oct. 10. Lillian Grace McIver L illiILLI A nN M cC IVE rR Obituaries In Loving Memory Former commissioner Russell Crofton dies Faith B riRI E fF Cards of THA nN K sS AA heart of appreciation Faith

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Monda y T hursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) F rida y S a tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) BWO H unti ng H e a dq u a r ters : CAMO AR RIV ING DAIL Y Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service are celebrating the bene ts of Florida’s forests during National Forest Products Week, which runs Oct. 20-26. “National Forest Products Week provides an ideal opportunity to highlight the economic and environmental value that Florida’s 17 million acres of forestland provide for our residents,” said Putnam. “In addition to countless forest products and amenities, Florida’s forest industry contributes more than $14 billion to Florida’s economy and supports more than 75,000 Florida jobs.” Florida’s forests provide more than 5,000 types of consumer goods that most people use on a daily basis. Some are easily recognized, like paper goods and lumber, while others are not. By the time forest products reach consumers, many retain very little resemblance to the trees from which they originated. These products include cosmetics, paint additives, medicines and fabrics used to make clothing. Pharmaceuticals developed to treat cancer have also originated from chemicals extracted from trees. Trees also provide important bene ts to Florida’s ecosystem, including clean air and water, shade and energy conservation, carbon absorption and habitat for birds and mammals. Putnam recently commissioned the rst statewide inventory of 17 million acres of forest land. The study evaluated the distribution, availability and sustainability of Florida’s timber resources. Some of the ndings included: • 17 million acres of forestland covers 49 percent of the land in Florida. • Of 8 million pine acres, seven million are in North Florida, accounting for about one-third of all forest land. • 63 percent of forest land is privately owned, mostly in non-corporate ownership. • 37 percent of forest land is owned by federal, state, county and municipal governments. • 65 wood-using mills in the state are made up mostly of sawmills, mulch, chip-and-saw and pulp mills. • Softwood pulpwood – mostly pine – is in the highest demand among all timber products. • 49 counties in Florida exhibit sustainable forests where growth meets or exceeds timber demand. There is relatively little pressure for both hardwood pulpwood and sawtimber, with hardwood forests sustainable throughout the state. South Florida’s ve million acres of forests are predominantly in water – almost four million acres are mangrove, cypress or other forested wetlands. Two-thirds of the state’s forests are more than 40 years old, predominantly older hardwood forests. The Florida Forest Service manages one million acres of public forest land while protecting more than 26 million acres of homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating effects of wild re. To learn more about the economic and environmental bene ts of Florida’s forests, visit www.FreshFromFlorida. com/Forestry/Our-Forests. Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Page 8 Thursday, October 24, 2013 O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A State recognizes National Forest Products Week by David Damon Special to the Times The “Whatever Floats Your Boat” is an annual “boat” race sponsored by the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory at Turkey Point. The rules are pretty simple, fabricate a boat out of recycled materials and race it. Every part and every piece must be recycled or re-purposed and held together with used fasteners and hopefully oat long enough to get its crew around the race course. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the second annual Whatever Floats regatta was held, the course laid out in a north/ south con guration. Starting at an in atable killer whale, you paddle or sail downwind about a hundred yards, then make a 180degree turn around in atable Nemo and head north against wind and tide to the nish line. Easy enough for a normal boat, but these boats were anything but normal. By mid-morning on Saturday, anticipation was mounting as entrants began pulling into the staging area across the basin from the marine lab. It was a buzz of last-minute fabrication and modi cations along with crews making the rounds checking out their competition. One by one each of the craft was inspected by the team of three judges. Before the racing could begin, an inspection was required to con rm that the rules had been strictly adhered to, every part of each boat, down to the paddles must be recycled with only one exception, duct tape. Some boats had themes, some boats had never been tried or tested and at least one, would never hold together long enough to make it to the starting line. There were 11 “boats” in all. The intrepid crews came from all over North Florida. One boat, or raft might be a better description, came all the way from Jacksonville, built by a group of adventurous University of North Florida marine biology students. Our boat, “Drumroll Please” was built by the Boy Scouts from Troop 8 and Crew 8 in Wakulla County. These Scouts, also known as The Barrelheads, were the returning champions from the 2012 Regatta, back again with recycled 55-gallon drums. This year, instead of a catamaran-style craft, we had fabricated a long center hull with two smaller drums as outrigger oats, or amas, to keep the long hull from rolling over. The six drums (donated by St. Marks Powder) were bolted together, end to end for a total length of just under 18’. It was designed for a four man crew to sit on top, with cut-out sections or cockpit, for your legs. The cutout pieces were then used to form the blades for the paddles. Over the course of about three weeks, our Scouts built, tested and modi ed their craft. It was a marvel of low-tech engineering and creativity. It would win no contest for beauty, but function it did, and it did it well. The crew of Drumroll Please and The Barrelheads was made up of two Eagle Scouts, Gil Damon and Zack Dunaway and two adult Scout Leaders, Al e Boone, and myself. Over a 12-year period, this group of Scouts had been in many waterfront competitions, usually against other Scout troops. They have a long track record of winning anything waterrelated; they were in their element. As the rst of two heats was held, the crew of Drumroll Please watched as the rst-place craft crossed the nish line in around six minutes. We now knew that the six minutes was a time we had to beat, along with any boats in the second heat. As we lined up at the starting line, the horn blasted and we were off. It was a synchronized effort of paddling combined with the latest in recycled naval engineering as Drumroll Please quickly took the lead. The hard work and fun had paid off, the lastminute untested changes to our craft proved to work out well. In a few short minutes after the blast of the horn, Drumroll Please crossed the nish line to the cheers of the spectators lining the seawall. Troop and Crew 8 would again take home the most amazing rst place trophy, itself built from recycled materials and spray painted gold! Along with the trophy, they received gift certi cates from the race sponsors Bay Leaf Market in Crawfordville and Sopchoppy Pizza. Three other trophies were also awarded in the spirit of the event, “Most creative use of materials.” “Titanic Award to the most spectacular failure,” and the “People’s Choice”. A special thanks goes out to the amazing staff at the FSU Coastal & Marine Lab for all their hard work and efforts! Whatever Floats Your Boat is a fun way to bring awareness to the importance of recycling. In Scouting, we have a program called Leave No Trace that encourages Scouts to be aware of their surroundings and to limit their impact on the environment, that also includes recycling. It had been a fun day for all, both spectators and participants! If you missed this year’s race, come out next year, Troop 8 and Crew 8 will be back with an all new craft. Better yet, get a group of friends together, build a recycled boat and show up next year the starting line. David Damon is the unit commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America Whatever oats their boats WEEKL Y ALM ANA C AP AL A CHIC OL A C ARR ABELLE TIDE T ABLES MONTHL Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 653-8868 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu Oc t 24 74 57 4 % F ri, Oc t 25 74 48 5 % S a t Oc t 26 70 50 7 % Sun, Oc t 27 74 54 10 % M on, Oc t 28 76 56 12 % T ues Oc t 29 76 53 16 % W ed Oc t 30 78 55 0 % Special to the Times The children of the late Jimmy Tully, Katee Tully, Lynn Salmon and Terri Cruz donated a bayfront lot in St. George Plantation to the Bay County Conservancy, to be managed by the St. George Plantation Owners’ Association. The lot, contiguous to state-owned land at Nick’s Hole Cove, is part of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. “Our father loved the beauty of his native state,” said Katee Tully, “and we think he would have liked having others enjoy the island’s natural beauty.” Jimmy Tully was born on Oct. 18, 1927, and was married to Elaine Geiger, of Tallahassee, in 1954. He was a Korean War veteran and a graduate of FSU. He was an avid outdoorsman, past president of the Florida Association of Realtors, developer of Tallavana and Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. He passed away in 1978. “The Bay County Conservancy is pleased to receive this donation,” remarked Candis Harbison, president of the Conservancy, which is a 501( c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands in Northwest Florida. “This is our first property in Franklin County. The Conservancy owns 14 other parcels in Bay and Washington counties. Each of our properties has a manager, and we think the St. George Plantation will do a great job in managing the Tully Park’s unique placement on the marshland of Apalachicola Bay.” Tully sisters donate pocket park on island Top: The crew of Drumroll Please and The Barrelheads was made up of Eagle Scouts Gil Damon and Zack Dunaway and Scout Leaders Al e Boone nand David Damon. Middle and bottom: the action was fast and furious at the competition. SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Gag grouper and amberjack arebeing caught state waters. Trout and redfish are still active this week. Good reports from Pig Island and Eagle Harbor are on the rise and plenty of fish are in St. Joe Bay. Some flounder action is hot in 20+ feet of water on the outside near shore wrecks. This should stay hot for a while, so try and find a good weather day.

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The team and fans saluted Gracyn Kirvin and Morgan Mock, who shared captain duties this year. “These two seniors will be greatly missed by the team and coaches,” said coach Tara Klink. The team lost in three straight to district rival South Walton 7-25, 9-25 and 18-25. “Although this is our toughest competition, we hurt ourselves the rst two games making simple mistakes like missing serves,” said Klink. “It was hard to end our seniors’ season on this note, but we will come back tougher for districts.” Kirvin led serving with three aces, followed by Mock with two aces, one kill and one block. In the JV game, the girls won 25-17 and then lost 23-25 and 7-15. “This was a hard game to lose, because we were so close to it being our most exciting win of the season,” said Klink. “South Walton is probably the toughest team we face for both JV and varsity. This was JV’s nal game of the season and their improvement over the year was easily seen.” Sophia Kirvin led serving with six aces, followed by Casey Tucker with ve aces, and Myranda McLeod with three aces. Tucker led hitting with three kills, followed closely by Anna Riley with two kills and a block, and Cheyenne Davis with a kill and two blocks. The teams had a tough October, falling to district rival Liberty County in an away game Oct. 3 and then hosting Altha on Oct. 4. The JV team won both games against Altha 2927 and 25-18. “The JV girls played a great game and fought hard to win,” said Klink. “I was very proud of 2077822 Gun Show February 23rd & 24th Ft. 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Volleyball girls wrap up regular season The Lady Seahawk golf team earned a playoff berth on Tuesday, Oct. 15, by defeating Florida High, Branford and Aucilla Christian at Hilamin Golf Course in Tallahassee. The team red a 431 total, 37 strokes better than fourth place Florida High. John Paul II and Maclay came in rst and second after tying with a score of 409. The Franklin County Seahawks traveled to Quincy Friday night and came back empty-handed, falling 50-0 to West Gadsden. “We came out very at,” said coach Aaron York. “We had four turnovers that hurt us. As the game progressed we got better. In the rst minute of the game, they were up 14-0. We harp on it and work on it in practice, no turnovers, and we did not play our best at the beginning of the ball game,” he said. York said that after reviewing the game lm, the coaches counted “four big plays we could have made on defense in their backeld yet we missed critical tackles.” The coach said that on a positive note, the Seahawks came out at halftime and did not allow West Gadsden to score in the second half. “We ran the ball better in the second half and we made sure tackles,” he said. Key performers in Friday’s game were sophomore Trenton Lee, who had 18 rushes for 45 yards. On defense, he had six tackles, one for a loss. Seventh grader Mikey Owens three tackles, one for a loss, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery. Junior Cole Wheeler had seven tackles, one for a loss. On Friday, the team travels west to Baker, to take on the number two team in Class 1A. “They are another good team we are playing. The boys are up for the challenge and we look forward to going out and improving on our second half performance from Friday night.” – By DAVID ADLERSTEIN West Gadsden blanks Seahawks Lady Seahawk golfers head to regionals Lady Seahawk golfers celebrate after qualifying for this week’s district tournament in Pensacola. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Sunday’s Running for the Bay marathon posted another successful year, attracting more than 500 runners to the county for the fourth year of the event. “I think it went super, the best year ever. I’m the eternal optimist,” said organizer Mark Henderson, an Atlanta businessman. “People seem to love the town; they thought everybody was really friendly. The weather was overcast which was in a way perfect for running. A little windy but they thought it was ne.” The Franklin’s Promise Coalition provided scores of volunteers for the event, and will receive a donation of $2,000 for their efforts. Another $100 will be given to the humane society. Henderson expressed thanks to the work put in by Joe Taylor, director of Franklin’s Promise, and Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, as well as City Administrator Betty Taylor Webb and her staff, Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes and Capt. Brad Segree from the sheriff’s of ce. “I thought the sheriff’s of ce and police department did a great job. There was a good police presence and assistance,” said Henderson. “It seemed like the community’s catching on that it’s a good thing for the community.” He said Resort Vacation Properties donated the house where Henderson’s staff stayed. The marathon has become quite a family affair, with Henderson’s son Kyle, coming in from California to do the announcing, son Jake helping with barricades and cones, daughter Kayte and her anc Jonathan managing the turnaround halfway point, where East Bay Shore Drive runs into Island Drive, wife Mary and brother Jim in charge of Saturday’s Runners Expo. Even Henderson’s sister Alberta Chapman, a physician from South Bend, Indiana came down to be with family and ended up walking the 5K and helping in the medical tent. Henderson said about 515 runners ran the races, with most nishing. Winning the marathon, among 87 nishers, was 20-year-old Skyler Bakker from Palm Beach Gardens, who ran a 2:53:35, nearly a half-hour faster than runner up, Eddie Delacruz, 38, from Suwanee, Ga. The top female nisher was Monica Bolanos, 42, of Jacksonville, who ran a 3:27:20. “It was wonderful,” said Bolanos. “It was my rst time. I enjoyed riding over the bridges. It was a beautiful, beautiful view.” She came Saturday and stayed until Sunday at the St George Inn. Among 196 nishers in the half-marathon, winner was Ben McLain, 38, of Conyers, Ga., in 1:25:36, about ve minutes ahead of runner-up Aaron Widman, 30, of Solana Beach, Cal. The top female nisher was Katie Sherron, 32, of Tallahassee, in 1:35:31. Community ‘catching on’ to marathon success Left: Marathon winner Skyler Bakker. Right: Top female marathon runner Monica Bolanos. See MARATHON A10 See SEAHAWK A10 See VOLLEYBALL A10

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The top female was Karima Anderson, 27, of Tallahassee, in 5:37:56. Of the 72 runners in the 10K, winner was Abraham Middleton, 37, of Tallahas see, in 47:23. Top female n isher was Ashley French, 31, of Panama City, in 50:10. Local nishers included sixth place, Herbert Witt, 55, of Apalachicola, in 50:53; and 63rd place Jo Ellen Hall, 49, of Apalachicola, in 1:25:31. Of the 62 runners who nished the 5K, winner was Glenn Johnson, 46, of Mexi co Beach, in 24:04, while top female was Becky Ward, 14, of Milton, in 26:17. Local nishers include 22nd place Alan Pierce, 58, of Apalachicola, in 32:45; 29th place Suzanne Moree, 52, of Carrabelle, in 36:51; 41st place Marisa Getter, 40, of Apalachicola, in 43:20; 43rd place Tricia McLemore, 50, of Apala chicola, in 47:07; 44th place Kate McLemore, 13, of Apalachicola, in 47:08; and 45th place Butch Coates, 70, of Eastpoint, in 47:57. For complete results, visit www.racesmith.com. All three teams repre sented District 3 Class 1A in Pensacola on Tuesday, Oct. 22, where they played on the U.S. Navy Course at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. At a special meet ing Oct. 17, the school board voted to pay the cost of trav el, hotel, and green fees for the golf team. “The girls are excited about making the playoffs. They have worked hard, stayed focus and Coach (Spencer) Tolbert and I are proud to be part of their success.” said head coach Scott Collins. The top two teams, and the top two individuals who are not on one of the top two teams, will move on to the state championship match in Lady Lake on Oct. 29 and 30. SEAHAWK from page A9 how well they worked as a team.” Front row attackers Tuck er, Riley, and Davis lead the hitting with two kills each. The varsity team lost in three straight, 16-25, 12-25 and 25-27. “Varsity decided to step up too late in the game, and lost with the third round going into overtime,” said Klink. “We denitely have the skills to beat this team, but made too many simple mis takes. Our number of missed serves really hurt us.” Mock had three aces and two blocks, followed by Scout Segree and Vanessa Claire Simmons with two aces each. On Oct. 8 at Port St. Joe, the teams fell again, with the JV winning the opener 25-12 before falling 13-25 and 5-15. “This was my hardest loss to take for the JV team,” said Klink. “We came out so strong in the rst game, only to fall to pieces over the next two. The girls were to tally capable of winning this game.” Tucker led serving with four aces, followed by Riley with three aces. Davis led hitting with two kills and one block. The varsity squad lost in three straight, 14-25, 21-25 and 18-25. “St. Joe is a hard loss to take when they are our most rival school,” said Klink. “We’ll get them next year!” Starting senior Mock was out due to an elbow injury. Scout Segree led serving with three aces. Madison Newell and Adriana But ler led hitting with two kills each, followed by Shemekia Lake, Vanessa Claire Sim mons, and Breanna Barrack with one kill each. Lake and Butler had one block each. On Oct. 10 at home against Rickards, on “Think Pink” night dedicated to the ght against breast cancer, both squads won. The JV lost the opening game 20-25, and then won 25-18 and 15-7. “The JV girls got off to a slow start, but they were still well in control of the game,” said Klink. Sophia Kirvin’s serves were on re, scor ing nine aces throughout the three games, followed by Myranda McLeod’s ve aces and Cheyenne Davis’ three aces.” Casey Tucker lead hit ting with two kills and two tips, followed by Myranda McLeod with three tips. The varsity team won as well, triumphing 25-9, 25-17 and 25-19. “After going all ve games with this team the last time we played, it was good to show improvement and get the win in just three,” said Klink. Segree was top server with nine aces, followed by Barrack’s three aces. Mock was top hitter with six kills, two tips and two blocks, followed by Butler’s three kills. Because it interfered with their Homecoming Week, North Florida Christian can celed the Oct. 17 game, and it was not rescheduled. VOLLEYBALL from page A9 Ocala’s Pizzuti family made it a family affair, with all four, mom and dad Andrea and Kevin, and daughter Ava, 8, and son, Jackson, 10, all running races. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com Dean Ward sat and Tam my Landeen reclined under a large palm tree in Battery Park Sunday afternoon and talked about handcycling. Alongside them were their spouses, and behind them, all standing, were their eldest daughters, both Panther cross country run ners at Milton High School. Katalyn Landeen, a ju nior, had run a personal best in the 5K, 26:47, while the freshman, Ward’s daughter Becky, had crossed the n ish line 30 seconds earlier to nish as the top female overall. The two young ladies each appeared pleased with their times, as did Tammy Landeen, who had ridden her handcycle 10 times far ther and not quite twice as fast, in the UltraMarathon 50K. In 2:41:45, Tammy n ished an hour and 15 min utes ahead of the top runner, a 5:13 minute mile compared to his 7:38, and the two girls’ roughly 8:30 miles. “It was great. The head wind was rough on that sec ond bridge,” said Tammy. It was her rst marathon, her third race, a few weeks after she became part of the Paralyzed Veterans of Amer ica team, emblazoned across the red, white and blue jer sey she wore Sunday. Tammy’s paralysis of the past eight years isn’t com bat-related, but it is serviceconnected. Her husband, Staff Sgt. Shawn Landeen, is stationed at Fort Stewart, freshly home from Afghani stan, and she too is an Army veteran, familiar with the camaraderie, the under standing, that comes with “hanging out” with veterans coping with spinal cord in jury, traumatic brain injury or amputations sustained in war. These days, Tammy swims, rides horses and scu ba dives, but it wasn’t always so smooth. “To me, it’s about being able to do something again,” she said. “You get a feeling of loss when someone loses the ability to do something.” When Tammy rst lost the use of her legs, 8-yearold Katalyn “took it hard,” fearful her mother might never leave the hospital. “There was so much stuff I thought we couldn’t do and life wasn’t going to be fun anymore,” said Katalyn. For Dean, 41, who fell out of a tree stand while hunting in Jan. 2009, it’s been a mat ter of returning to an exer cise regimen and so he rides three or four days a week, not to become competitive, but to remain active. “The biggest thing is to stay t while you’re in a wheelchair,” he said. “And to do something other than sit ting around all day. With my type of injury, it’s important for me. I’m always hopeful that they’ll be some medi cal breakthrough. I want to stay physically t for that reason.” Dean’s wife Brandy, together with their sixth grade daughter Emily, said the family has adapted to Dean’s challenges. “It’s been a big adjust ment,” she said. “It’s all about attitude and choices and getting connected in the community. At rst it was scary. Because I didn’t know what was going to happen.” A sales rep for Kraft Foods for 18 years, Dean hasn’t returned to work, but does a lot of volunteering. He’s back hunting and sh ing, even swimming, water skiing and riding a jet ski. And he enjoys gardening again, handling raised beds a foot high off the ground. “There again, it’s just an adaptation.” he said. “There’s a whole world of things you can still do. Just being in the water is very freeing.” Step by step, one hand at a time The newly formed motocross racing team will be giving away free team calendars at a booth at the Florida Seafood Festival Nov. 1 and 2. The young bikers will be part of the festival parade, and the following day, they’ll be racing in Riverside, Ala. In addition to the calendars, funded from donations from individuals and businesses throughout the county, the team will have their bikes on display for kids to check out, take photos and learn more about motocross. Pictured in poster above are team leader Chip Sanders, center, and team members Jon-Jon Carter, Trenton McClain, Preston McClain and David “Dabo” Frank. To learn more about the dB racing team, please visit us at Facebook.com/dirtbikeboyz850. SPEED DEMON sS DD AVID D A D D L E E RSTE E I N N | the Times Relaxing after Sunday’s marathon are, Dean Ward and daughter Becky, left, and Tammy Landeen and daughter Katalyn, right. Sports

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Local The Times | A11 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Special to the Times It seems like library politics was just recently swirling around at the county level, but this week we celebrate the opening of the new Eastpoint branch of the Franklin County Public Library. The Apalachicola Munici pal Library salutes the county library for its vision in trying to provide ever improving services to residents. Out of the rented storefronts on Island Drive, and into their new 5,000 square foot build ing, the Apalachicola li brary wishes them the best of luck, with a slight twinge of jealousy. So who benets from this? Everyone! Remem ber the bumper sticker “Think Education is Expensive? Try Ig norance.” Libraries provide everyone with access to knowl edge of all kinds. Some just employ their reading skills to escape, although I nd I often learn things even from ction. Others use social media to stay con nected, students tele-learn with online classes and as signments, and kids gam ing (which is still a learning experience, I am told). Patrons looking for se rious educational sources of information have the Florida Electronic Library, bookmarked on the desktop of each public computer at the AML. E-Government services are growing too, like AccessFlorida (DCF), Social Security, not to men tion unemployment appli cations, and who can forget healthcare.gov? Books and computers are the twin pil lars of library services in this modern age. Franklin County is in deed fortunate to have three outlets, two sup ported by the county, in Eastpoint and Carrabelle, and one supported solely by the city of Apalachicola, for a population of fewer than 12,000 residents. True, the geography is wide, but Wakulla County with more than twice the population has only one outlet. As the outlet in the coun ty seat, the Apalachicola li brary feels its presence is important, even if it is not linked to the county and by extension the Wilderness Coast Public Libraries’ um brella. Our history, to some extent, explains the geogra phy. The county library has only been in existence for 20 years, while the ladies reading group, which then became the Philaco Club and then the city library, dates back to the 1890’s, lo cated in the county seat. The Apalachicola li brary would like to think that libraries are very im portant places in our world, in our cultural realm, and a necessity in our modern world. One last note: We, the whole community of librar ies and users, wish Glenda Ondracek the very best in her second retirement. She has personally inspired my dedication to providing library services. She has shared with me some of her plans, and they sound fun and relaxing. We know she will probably be drawn back to Franklin County to visit, and we hope she will drop by both library sys tems on her way through. Thank you to those who have volunteered to sell books at the Nov. 1 and 2 Florida Seafood Festival. Two-hour time slots are still available. Call 653-8436 or email amlib@fairpoint. net, for Friday and Satur day slots. Caty Greene is the li brarian for the Apalachic ola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. Everyone benets from newest county library @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Ofce. Arrests listed here were made, as noted, by ofcers from the Apalachicola Po lice Department, Carrabelle Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Oct. 15 Megan R. McClain, 18, Eastpoint, grand theft of a motor vehicle (FCSO) Oct. 16 Jimmy Estes, 48, Apala chicola, habitual driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO) Lorenzo B. O’Neal, 56, Carrabelle, two counts on trespass on property after warning (CPD) Oct. 17 Harmony C. Everritt, 30, Apalachicola, disorderly in toxication and resisting of cer without violence (APD) Angela L. Sheridan, 45, Carrabelle, disorderly intox ication and resisting ofcer with violence (CPD) Lorenzo B. O’Neal, 56, Carrabelle, violation of pro bation (FCSO) Tomas A. Parker, 28, Col lege Park, Ga., violation of probation (FCSO) Oct. 18 Ronald J. Page, 24, Apala chicola, eeing or attempt ing to elude a police ofcer (APD) Oct. 19 Tammy M. Stoutamire, 43, Havana, grand theft of a motor vehicle and reckless driving (CPD) Oct. 20 Douglas E. Mathews, 31, Apalachicola, domestic bat tery and trespass on prop erty after warning (APD) Oct. 21 Katie Mathews, 27, Dia mond Head, Miss., domestic battery and resisting ofcer with violence (FCSO) Pamela M. Moore, 52, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Arrest REP oO RT CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, October 24, 2013 The Times | A11 92734T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 13-115-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. KATHRYN ROSS, et al.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated September 17, 2013, entered in Case No. 2013-CA-115 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Centennial Bank is the Plaintiff, and Kathryn Ross, a single woman, and John Campbell, a single man, 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 Inside Front Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on November 7, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to wit: Exhibit “A” Lot 8 Commence at concrete monument lying the Southeast corner of Section 25, Township 8 South Range 7 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 23 minutes 12 seconds East along the Easterly boundary of said Section 25 a distance of 99.44 feet to a re-rod, thence run North 89 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds East 2640.20 feet a 1 inch solid bar, thence run South 00 degrees 04 minutes 15 seconds West 99.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #679), thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds East 821.13 feet to a re-rod (marked #5826), thence run North 00 degrees 46 minutes 02 seconds East 725.48 feet to an iron pipe, thence run South 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East 725.95 feet to a re-rod (marked #5826), thence run South 00 degrees 05 minutes 41 seconds West 52.95 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the Northwesterly right-of-way boundary of School Road (Tip Tucker), thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary the following 10 courses: North 66 degrees 32 minutes 46 seconds East 57.09 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the left having a radius of 810.13 feet, through a centraI angle of 12 degrees 13 minutes 46 seconds, for an arc distance of 172.92 feet, chord being North 60 degrees 26 minutes 12 seconds East 172.59 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), North 54 degrees 19 minutes 42 seconds East 98.22 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the right having a radius of 774.33 feet, through a central angle of 25 degrees 17 minutes 49 seconds, for an arc distance of 341.88 feet, chord being North 66 degrees 58 minutes 51 seconds East 339.11 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), North 79 degrees 38 minutes 13 seconds East 109.70 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the left having a radius of 537.64 feet, through a central angle of 02 degrees 33 minutes 01 seconds, for an arc distance of 23.93 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds East 23.93 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue along said curve and said right-ofway boundary having a radius of 537.64 feet, though a central angle of 07 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds for an arc distance of 70.07 feet, chord being North 73 degrees 21 minutes 00 seconds East 70.02 feet to re-rod (marked #4261), thence run North 69 degrees 31 minutes 43 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 51.67 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 24 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds West 406.76 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), theme run South 66 degrees 02 minutes 09 seconds West 121.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 24 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds East 394.70 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a 2001 CAVC (Serial Number BCO1AL0130411, Title Number 83974984) 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 September, 2013. Marcia Johnson, Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 17, 24, 2013 92744T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE #2013 CA 116 CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Gulf State Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN, el al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated September 17, 2013, entered in Case No. 2013-CA-116 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Centennial Bank is the Plaintiff, and Charles Christopher Golden a/k/a Charles C. Golden and Alicia Massey Golden a/k/a Alicia M. Golden, husband and wife, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual defendants who are Donation yoga classes continue The donation yoga classes are continuing at the Battery Park location despite the relocation of Kathy Jensen. Volunteers are teaching the classes, held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Battery Park city ofce conference room. AA doption fees waived for spooky pets The Humane Society is reducing and/or waiving adoption fees for the remainder of October for black dogs and black cats. You can adopt a fully vetted black dog for only $50! In addition, we are waiving the adoption fee for our black kittens and cats 6 months and older. With the weather cooling down we all need a little bundle of fur to curl up with. Don’t miss this chance to give a cat or dog the home they have been waiting for.BB eekeepers eld day Nov. 2 The University of Florida and its Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences is sponsoring the third annual Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Washington County Extension Ofce, at 1424 Jackson Avenue in Chipley. The Field Day and Trade Show are part of the 2013 Florida State Beekeepers Association meeting in Chipley. The trade show provides educational opportunities through hands-on activities and interaction with expert beekeepers. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. CT with registration. Classes will include Splitting Beehives, What’s the Buzz about Honey and Products of the Hive. There will also be a smoker lighting competition, door prizes and lunch will be served beginning at 12:15 p.m. CT. Registration is $15 per person and $10 for each additional family member; the registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. Those interested in attending should call the Franklin County Extension Ofce at 653-9337 to register no later than Oct. 25. Early registration is encouraged so organizers know how much food to prepare. Oyster farming workshop on Nov. 15 The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tentatively scheduled a second workshop on oyster farming on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Florida State University Coastal Marine Lab at Turkey Point. Dr. John Supan, Sea Grant oyster specialist, is scheduled to be the featured speaker. HH umane Society annual meeting Nov. 16 The Franklin County Humane Society would like to invite the public and the members to the annual general meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Adoption Center,244 Highway 65, Eastpoint. The meeting will take place from 10:30 until 11 a.m., followed by an open house. Refreshments will be served and there will an opportunity for attendees to tour the facility and meet the staff. Of course, the event is pet friendly for friendly pets. The humane society is proud to serve the Franklin County community with the help of concerned citizens. It would not be possible to continue to help our less fortunate four legged friends without you. Come join us and show your support for the Franklin County Humane Society. News BRIEF sS

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A12 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 4516876Annual Fall Auction St. Joe Rent-All 706 1st Street | Port St. Joe Saturday, October 26th 10 am EST Contents of 5 Mini-Storage Buildings Miscellaneous Items Belonging to St. Joe Rent-All Including, but not limited to: Golf Carts Misc. Electronics Lawn Mowers Misc. Rental Equipment Items, (Except Storage Buildings), may be viewed Friday, Oct. 25th, 1 -5 pm EST ToPlace Your Classified ad in Call Our New Numbers Now! Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com the APALACHICOLA & CARRABELLE TIMES C ALL O UR N EW N UMBERS N OW 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 Front Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on November 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: EXHIBIT “A” Begin. at an iron pipe on the beach of St.George Sound 1250 feet West of the East Section line of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and run West along the beach a distance of 371.30 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 489.38 feet and call this the place of beginning; thence continue North 50 feet, thence run East 135 feet, thence run South 50 feet, thence run West 135 feet to point of beginning. Being lot known as Lot Number 5 of Block Number 2 of Greater Eastpoint, and being in Fractional Section 31, Township .8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. ALSO: South 1/2 of Lot No. 6, (25’ x 135’) Block “2” according to an unrecorded plat (1939 Greater Eastpoint) of the N.E. 1/4 of Fractional 31, T.8-S; R. 6-W. and further described by alternate metes and bounds due to the fact that the original points on the beach have been washed away, viz: From a point on the northerly boundary of the 100 foot highway (U.S. 319-98), 1565 feet West of the East Line of said Fractional Section 31, run North (true meridian 396 feet to a Point for Beginning: Run thence East 135 feet to the West boundary of the 45 foot shelled County Road. Thence North 25 feet. Thence West 135 feet. Thence South 25 feet to the point of beginning. SAME being a division of said Lot No. 6 conveyed by deed dated April 25, 1963 as recorded in Vol. “62” at pages 527-528 of the “Official Records” of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after sale. DATED this 25th day of September, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 17, 24, 2013 92876T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2009CA-000707-CAXXXX CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHESTER N. KRAWCZUK; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of September, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000707-CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff and CHESTER N. KRAWCZUK; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A JASON DORMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, LOBBY, 2ND FLOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” Situated in the City of Carrabelle, County of Franklin, and State of Florida: And known as being commence at the Southeast corner of Section 20, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida; and Thence run South 89 deg. 58’45” West along the South boundary of said Section 20, a distance of 1179.95 feet; Thence run North 00 deg. 06’ 54” East 592.67 feet; Thence run North 89 deg. 57’ 08” East 60.00 feet; Thence run North 00 deg. 06’ 54” East 235.55 feet to the point of beginning. From said point of beginning continue North 00 deg. 06’ 54” East 234.45 feet to the Southerly rightof-way boundary of Grays Avenue; Thence North 89 deg. 57’09” East along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 185.80 feet, Thence run South 00 deg 54’ West 234.45 feet; Thence run South 89 deg. 57’ 09” West 185.80 feet to the Point of beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850.517. 4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of September, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800 4412438 File No. 09-71996 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ clegalgroup.com October 24, 31, 2013 92878T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA000396 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. John Greg Fischer a/k/a John G. Fischer and Karen G. Dorminey Fischer a/k/a Karen G. Dorminey-Fischer a/k/a Karen Dorminey Fischer, Husband and Wife; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated September 17, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000396 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and John Greg Fischer a/k/a John G. Fischer and Karen G. Dorminey-Fischer a/k/a Karen G. Dorminey Fischer a/k/a Karen Dorminey Fischer, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Marcia M. Johnson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on December 12, 2013, following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 3 OF PLAT MADE FOR HERBERT L. COOK BY MAX W. KOLBOURNE, MARCH 01, 1960, AND FURTHER DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH MARKS THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, AS ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 17, 1958, BY FLORIDA ENGINEERING ASSOCIATED, INC., AND EXTEND A LINE NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 18 FOR 223.45 FEET; THENCE TURN 49 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 30 SECONDS RIGHT FOR 499.1 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD S-379-A FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING TURN 71 DEGREES 17 SECONDS RIGHT FROM THE LINE LAST DESCRIBED ABOVE FOR 645.3 FEET TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF KAPES BAYOU, THEN TURN 73 DEGREES 18 MINUTES LEFT ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF KAPES BAYOU FOR 104.4 FEET, THEN TURN 106 DEGREES 42 MINUTES LEFT FOR 661.8 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD S-379-A THEN TURN LEFT ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 3 DEGREE CURVE TO THE RIGHT FOR 101.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION PARCEL OF LAND IS IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PROPERTY BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY RECENT SURVEY DATED JULY 28, 2001, BY EDWIN G. BROWN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., BEARING JOB NUMBER 86-202 AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN OLD CONCRE’IE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 223.49 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 49 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 499.10 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-379-A FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 59 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 632.54 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF KAPES BAYOU, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 07 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 13.32 FEET, THENCE NORTH 37 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST 29.54 FEET, THENCE NORTH 68 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST 75.98 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 59 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST 663.07 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD NO. S-379-A, SAID CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 613.69 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 02 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 96.40 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 37 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 96.30 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID COMPOUND CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1950.08 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 49 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 39 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST 4.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin County, Florida Michele Maxwell DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-217940 FC01 WNI October 24, 31, 2013 92880T COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA -000014 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. BRIAN KOZAK; et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of September, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19-2011-CA000014, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and BRIAN KOZAK, GLORIA FITZGERALD, WILLIAM RICHARDSON and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A JIM LEMMOND IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Lobby 2nd Floor OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00AM on the 12th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK “125/E7”, OF PICKETT’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850.577. 4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of September, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA.R.JUD.ADMIN 2.516 eservice@legalgroup.com File No. 10-41808 October 24, 31, 2013 95691T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, MARK JOHNSON & DEBORAH KING CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1418 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: UNIT 102 MARINER’S VIEW CONDOMINIUMS FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT’S OFFICE PARCEL NO: 29-07S-04W-1005-0000-01 02 Name is which assessed: BOLTON W. NEAL All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95695T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 507 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOT 15, GRAMERCY PLANTATION COMPLETE LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK’S OF CIRCUIT COURT’S OFFICE PARCEL NO: 22-08S-06W-1000-0000-01 50 Name is which assessed: SANUALLAH SHEZAD and HELEN NITSIOS All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95693T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 830 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOT 3 BLOCK B HIDDEN HARBOR FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK’S OF CIRCUIT COURT’S OFFICE PARCEL NO: 05-07S-01W-1100-000B-0 030 Name is which assessed: ELDORADO INVESTMENTS LTD All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95699T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, MARTHA M GHERARDI REVOCABLE TRUST, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1238 Year of issuance: 2008 Description of property: LOTS 1 and 2 BLOCK ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY-ONE (181) in the City of Apalachicola PARCEL NO: 01-09s-08w-8330-0181-00 10 Name is which assessed: JANE DAVIS and BURMA D. YOUNG All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95697T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 941 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: SECTION 31, T7S, R6W, IN FRANKLIN COUNTY FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK’S OF CIRCUIT COURT’S OFFICE PARCEL NO: 31-08S-06W-0000-0020-00 00 Name is which assessed: CLAIB M. PUTNAL, JR. All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95701T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 861 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOTS 1, 2, 3, & 4 BLOCK 84 (247) KEOUGH’S SECOND ADDITION IN CITY OF CARRABELLE W/1983 MOBILE HOME FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK’ OF CIRCUIT COURT’S OFFICE PARCEL NO: 20-07S-04W-4212-0084-00 10 Name is which assessed: RANDALL W. SCOTT & DAVID SNYDER All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95703T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, MARTHA M. GHERARDI REVOCABLE TRUST, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 994 Year of issuance: 2007 Description of property: North 1/2 (one-half) LOT 8 BLOCK 139 APALACHICOLA PARCEL NO: 01-09S-08W-8330-0139-00 80 Name is which assessed: ROBERT E. ALLEN, JR. M.D. All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95735T NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FRANKLIN DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board proposes to amend and adopt policies as provided in the Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change:  Franklin County School Board Policy Manual Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes The entire text of the proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the Willie Speed School Board meeting room in Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than November 07, 2013. Documents may be reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office, at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday -Friday. October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 Biker Consignment From bike parts to clothing, & anything to do w/ Bikers! Open Tue -Sat. 2001 Wilson Ave. P.C. 850-763-9009 Legion Fence Co. Wood Prvcy Vinyl & Almnm. Fence/Deck. Free Estimate 250-8275 Text FL68179 to 56654

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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 1119195 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen: SHIPFITTERS € FLUXCORE WELDERS PIPE WELDERS € X-RAY WELDERS€ PIPEFITTERS Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pm HUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208 EOE/Drug Free Workplace Sales Sales Reps Halifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience. Territories Available In:™ ™ Panama City™ ™ Chipley ™ ™ Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: z Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. z Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business z Conducting our “solutions based” approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities z Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. z Reviewing the day’s successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate —all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: z At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience z Bachelor’s degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree z Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision z Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEO’s z Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experienced Sales Manager Who will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: z Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. z Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. z Communicates and advocates the company’s vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. z Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. z Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solution’s ROI for the client. Requirements: z Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. z Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. z Successful record of team building and leadership. z Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. z Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. z A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition z Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. z Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. z Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. z Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. z Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. z Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations z Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 95877T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-206-CA AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256, Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE RUSSELL A/K/A BRUCE G. RUSSELL, MARTHA A. RUSSELL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CASPER FERMAN COX, JR., and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AUDEE E. LANGSTON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage, entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: Parcel 1: The North 250 feet of Lot 11, Block X, Lanark Beach Unit No. 1, as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, ‘Page 13, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: Commence at an old terra cotta monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 2, Township 8 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 00 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of said Section 2, a distance of 312.66 feet to a re-rod, thence run North 57 degrees 32 minutes 03 seconds East 97.34 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East 399.21 feet to a re-rod on the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, said point lying on a curve concave to the Northwesterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right of way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 1845.55 feet thru a central angle of 01 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds for an arc distance of 60.60 feet, the chord of said arc being North 47 degrees 33 minutes 48 seconds East 60.60 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West 218.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 43 degrees 18 minutes 22 seconds East 539.20 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 33 degrees 20 minutes 03 seconds East 96.89 feet to a concrete monument for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 33 degrees 20 minutes 03 seconds East 125.00 feet to an iron pipe on the Northwesterly right of way boundary of said U.S. Highway No. 98, said point lying on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right of way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 2324.83 feet thru a central angle of 02 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds for an arc distance of 101.08 feet, the chord of said arc being North 48 degrees 21 minutes 09 seconds East 101.07 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 33 degrees 20 minutes 03 seconds West 123.79 feet, thence run South 49 degrees 01 minutes 57 seconds West 100.90 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the same lands as the first parcel described in Official Records Book 254, Page 67 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on December 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk October 17, 24, 2013 96023T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13-293-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Aaron Wray, Franci G. Wray, Ida W. Garrett, Kathy Shelton and Magnolia Bay Homeowner’s Association, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Stipulated Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 8, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 23, 2014, the following described property Lot 1 (unrecorded) Commence at a 6 x 6 inch concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West 659.56 feet to a re-rod (marked 5826) lying on the Southerly right of way boundary of Twin Lakes Road, thence run North 89 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds West along said right of way boundary 455.86 feet to a re-rod (marked 7160) marking the point of beginning; from said point of beginning continue North 89 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds West along said right of way boundary a distance of 200.08 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving said right of way boundary run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West 214.87 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 42 minutes 40 seconds East 204.88 feet to a re rod (marked 7160); thence run North 00 degrees 48 minutes 43 seconds West 214.14 feet to the pain of beginning. Dated: October 11, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk October 24, 31, 2013 96065T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-00064-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF LINDA BLAIR MILLENDER, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of LINDA BLAIR MILLENDER, deceased, File Number 2013-00064-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the will is dated July 26, 1983. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 24, 2013. Personal Representative: Braxton Allen Millender 2125 Messer Road Carrabelle, FL 32322 Thomas M. Shuler of The Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1757 FL Bar No. 0947891 Attorney for Personal Representative October 24, 31, 2013 96067T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-00061-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIA W. VICKERS, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARIA W. VICKERS, deceased, File Number 201300061-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the will is dated July 26, 1983. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 24, 2013. Personal Representative: Charles Larry Bell 309 W. 7th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 Thomas M. Shuler of The Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1757 FL Bar No. 0947891 Attorney for Personal Representative October 24, 31, 2013 j j ADOPTION: j j Affectionate Financially Secure College Sweethearts await your baby. j Carolyn & Chris j j 1-800-552-0045 j Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Apalachicola: 105 6th St. Oct 26 & Nov 2nd 8:00am -4:00pmAntiques & More! Wardrobes, other furniture, and other household items. Nice stuff! Text FL69863 to 56654 Eastpoint : 994 C.C. Land Rd, Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 7:30pMOVING SALEPlease do not use the entrance at 989 Hwy 98 850-670-8375 Mexico Beach 42nd street Hwy 98 to 42nd St-watch for signs Oct. 26th 9 est-8 cstClassic yard sale Antiques, wicker, household, furniture, toys, decor, baby items, 3 families Text FL69840 to 56654 GUN SHOW Panama City FAIRGROUNDSOctober 26th & 27th SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. (407) 275-7233 floridagunshows.com Text FL62159 to 56654 Fine Quality Antiques Victorian Armoire, tables and chairs. English & American. Beautiful finish. We are out of room. By appointment only. 850-653-3270 txt FL68457 to 56654 Food Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Breakfast Attendants, Housekeepers and Night Auditors Email resume to 10270@hotel.bestwestern.co m or apply in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34266989 Text FL66988 to 56654 Install/Maint/Repair Mediacom Communications The 7th largest cable company in the United States and covering over 23 states, has an immediate opening in Mexico Beach, FL for: ENTRY LEVEL INST ALLER No technical experience necessary. Performs installs for cable and high speed internet. Must have a valid driver’s license. Mediacom offers competitive pay and great benefits along with advancement opportunities. For immediate consideration, visit our website at: www .mediacomcable.com/c areers Refer to Job 6169 Mediacom is an Equal Opportunity Employer Web ID#: 34268916 Text FL68916 to 56654 1BR Cottage850-643-7740 Text FL62204 to 56654 Carrabelle 3 br, 2 ba all tile floors, newly remodeled inside All new appliances and heat pump. $750 per month + deposit. Call 850-697-4080 or 850591-5899 Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! 1119132 NOTICE OF JOB OPENINGThe Franklin County Emergency Management Director will consider applications for the following position: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATORGENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting the director for planning, operations and administrative work in coordinating and promoting a countywide, comprehensive emergency management prog ram, and for organizing plans for emergency preparedness, response and recovery operations for all natural, technological and manmade hazards affecting the county. JOB FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do include the implicit responsibility to assume the director’s responsibilities, during the director’s absence.) Will be responsible for coordinating all multi-hazard preplanning activities, as well as emergency response activities for all public, private and volunteer agencies within the jurisdiction. Develops updates and performs periodic testing of plans that will minimize the effects of disasters within the county. Coordinates emergency response and recovery operations for all hazards affecting the county. Develops and delivers public information programs. Performs related work as required. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Knowledge of the techniques involved in the development of emergency management programs. Possess a high level of initiative, proven leadership skills and a willingness to accept responsibility for direction of a team effort. Demonstrat e continuous and current training in emergency operations. Must be available and prepared to respond to any emergency/ disaster or potential emergency, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing and vision skills. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university, with an Associate’s Degree in emergency management, business, public relations or a related eld. Public sector experience preferred. A comparable amount of directly related experience may be substituted for the minimum educational requirements. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have certications in the Incident Command System (IS100, IS200, IS700, and IS800) and Professional Developing Series, or must be able to obtain them within the probationary period. Starting Salary: $29,882. APPLICATIONS: May be obtained and returned from the Franklin County Planning and Building Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite #1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Pam Brownell, Franklin County Emergency Management Director at 850-653-8977.APPLICATION SUBMITTAL DATE & TIME: Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 8, 2013. Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer and Drug-Free Workplace.

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 Special to the Times The Florida Depart ment of Health in Frank lin County (DOH-Frank lin) recognizes October as Breast Cancer Aware ness Month and reminds women to take charge of their health by getting regular mammograms. Oftentimes, in the be ginning stages of breast cancer, lumps are too small to feel; signs and symptoms are not always present. A mammogram is the best test for nd ing breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. Women should talk to a licensed health care provider about how to get a mammogram and how often. “The Florida De partment of Health in Franklin County reminds women to take charge of their health by getting regular mammograms,” said Marsha Lindeman, administrator, FLDOHFranklin. “We offer screenings to uninsured women of low income who qualify through our breast and cervical can cer early detection pro gram. Early protection is the best protection.” Men may also get breast cancer, although it is not very common. “Ac cording to the National Breast Cancer Founda tion, it is estimated that ap proximately 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 410 will die an nually,” said Helen Cook, ARNP, FLDOH-Franklin. In recognition of Breast Cancer Aware ness Month, DOHFranklin participated in breast cancer awareness screenings, on Wednes day afternoon, Oct. 23 at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. A second breast can cer awareness screen ing will be at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Franklin County School in Eastpoint. For more information about the DOH Breast and Cervical Cancer Early De tection Program, contact us at 653-2111. For more information about breast cancer in men, visit the visit the National Cancer Institute’s website. For general informa tion on the signs and symptoms of breast can cer, visit www.cancer.gov/, the CDC’s site at www. cdc.gov/, or the Florida Cancer Data System at http://fcds.med.miami. edu/. “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness 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) What’s basically a spork with a sharp edge like a knife called? Splade, Spoonsaw, Sporknife, Sploon 2) When were the rst Cadillacs produced that signaled the dawn of the tail n era? 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952 3) What was the Tower Commission established to investigate? Roswell incident, JFK death, Watergate, IranContra Affair 4) In the game of Monopoly there are how many properties that can be built upon? 22, 24, 26, 28 5) What is/was the Atkins diet mainly about watching? Red meat, Sweets, Carbohydrates, Liquids 6) During the original “Star Trek” series, what color shirt was worn by those most likely to die in an episode? Blue, Orange, Red, Green 7) In the 1950s who came out with “his and her” cars, the La Comte and La Comtesse? Chrysler, Hudson, Chevrolet, Packard 8) When did Michael Jordan take and make his last shot as a Chicago Bull? 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 9) What country administers the colony of Gibraltar? USA, Great Britain, Spain, India 10) In medieval times what was commonly rolled in butter and swallowed to combat the plague? Pebble, Cockroach, Snail, Spider 11) Whose quotes included, “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain”? Shakespeare, Nixon, Aristotle, Mother Teresa ANSWERS 1) Splade. 2) 1948. 3) Iran-Contra Affair. 4) 22. 5) Carbohydrates. 6) Red. 7) Chrysler. 8) 1998. 9) Great Britain. 10) Spider. 11) Shakespeare. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com SPECIAL tT O THE TIMEs S Staff at the county health department celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink. 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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxThursday, October 24, 2013 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 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 Vance Millender picked as King RetsyoBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Vance Millender, a longtime leader in the countys seafood industry, will don the cape as King Retsyo at the upcoming Nov. 1-2 Florida Seafood Festival at Apalachicolas Battery Park. Millender, one of six generations to be part of the family business in Carrabelle, will join Franklin County sophomore Morgan Martin in reigning over the golden anniversary of the festival. Retsyo, son of Neptune, is the guardian of inland waters, bays and estuaries, and each year the festival board selects a king who symbolizes Apalachicola Bay and the bounty harvested by the seafood industry. I was really honored to be asked, especially since this is the 50th anniversary, he said. This is the rst time Ive ever done anything like that. Millender is not without showmanship in his blood, having played tenor sax and bass guitar for the local rock band Locomotive, together with his brother Johnny and friends. Millender, a Carrabelle native, was selected as sovereign because of his role in the Millender and Son Seafood Company, a legacy handed down to him by his father Farris Millender, and before that his grandfather Braxton Millender, who started the business in 1942. About six years ago, Millender handed over ownership to his sons, David, 34, and Stephen, 32, who lives with his wife, Crystal, and Millenders rst grandchild, Jaxon, in Carrabelle. Millender, 60, graduated from Carrabelle High School in 1971, and By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com An international student from India attending Florida State University died from an apparent drowning Sunday afternoon on St. George Island. According to a report from the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce, Deputy James Ward arrived minutes after 2:35 p.m. to the scene where St. George Island rst responders were administering CPR. Jay Abbott, chief of the re department, said the rst responders had been alerted by multiple telephone calls from onlookers. The man, who had earlier been playing volleyball on the beach, was identi ed as Atanu Mitra, an FSU post-doctoral student in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. Mitra, who was on a day trip with college friends, was found oating in the surf face-down by a chemistry classmate, Saleh Alatiqi of Tallahassee. Beachgoers retrieved Mitras body before the arrival of rst responders, and tried to resuscitate him. According to witnesses, Mitra went swimming by himself after playing volleyball with several females on the beach. Other friends had also went to the pavilions, Ward wrote. At this time no one was in the area who had seen Mitra after the volleyball game anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. Emergency medical staffers said Mitra had been in the water for some time, and they tried all lifesaving measures but were unable to resuscitate him. After contacting physicians from Weems By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com The new Eastpoint branch of the Franklin County Library opened on Tuesday afternoon with much fanfare. More than 150 people attended the grand opening ceremony coordinated by Joyce Estes, president of the Friends of the Franklin County Libraries. Estes gave a speech including a detailed account of the librarys history and paused to thank everyone who had contributed to the librarys completion. Weve milked every cow out there, Estes said. Denise Butler, who also contributed much to the establishment of the new facility, thanked Estes, her friend of 37 years, and called the Eastpoint library the second jewel in our crown. After a rocky and broken path to completion, which dates back about eight years, the new facility is a tremendous asset to the county. The entry to the new library is graced by a donor tree with gold, silver and copper leaves TALLAHASSEE (AP) At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who mistakenly were freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they were looking at several suspects in the investigation of the escape of Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, but so far they have made no arrests. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said the prisoners were not cooperating. In law enforcement terms, theyve lawyered up, Bailey said. But we will nd the details of what led to these escapes without their help, but should they choose to cooperate, we will have the answers that we need, the answers that we demand sooner rather than later. Jenkins and Walker were let out of Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle on Sept. 27 and Oct. 8, respectively, because of fake paperwork that reduced their life sentences to 15 years, authorities said. It was Jenkins second time trying to escape with forged papers. He failed in 2011, Bailey said. Jenkins and Walker were captured Saturday at a Panama City Beach motel. Authorities found an iPad and cellphone there, and are reviewing them for evidence. Police also want to know how the men got to the motel and who was coming to take them elsewhere. JOSEPH JENKINS CHARLES WALKERPolice seek killers helpersINSIDETask force quickly netted escapees, A5 PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesAbove, Joyce Estes presents retiring Library Director Glenda Ondracek with a bouquet. Below, Estes, president of the Friends of the Franklin County Library, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony. From left are Angela Prioleau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Denise Butler, Assistant County Finance Of cer Erin Grif th, County Commissioner William Massey, Central Administrator of the Wilderness Coast Libraries Pat Gilleland and Ondracek.FSU student drowns at St. George Island Turning the page COUNTY DEDICATES NEW EASTPOINT LIBRARYSee LIBRARY A5 See KILLERS A5 See RETSYO A5 See DROWNS A5Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . A9-10 Classi eds . . . A12-A13Drones in Carrabelle, A3 VOL. 128 ISSUE 26Walk with the ghosts on SaturdayHauntings abound in Apalachicola this Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Chestnut Street Cemetery. From 7-9 p.m., history enthusiasts from the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will don the garb and take on the personas of several of the cemeterys more notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola more than 100 years ago. $5 admission, with all proceeds going to cemetery restoration. For more info, call 296-6952.Crooked River Lighthouse glows SaturdayCrooked River Lighthouse will host an evening of maritime enchantment for the 118th birthday of the lighthouse. The park, 1975 U.S. 98 W., Carrabelle Beach, will be lled Saturday, Oct. 26, with lanterns, musicians, dancers, story tellers and masters of traditional crafts. A blacksmith demonstrator will be back from 3 p.m. until dark, and performances will be 7-10 p.m. The Tallahassee Community College Glow in the Dark Dance Company will enchant. Authentic Irish music from the Killavil will be on the stage of the 70-foot pirate ship. Theatre With A Mission will present The 1,500s Revisited in honor of the 500th anniversary of Florida. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children, and half off for those with proof of Franklin County residence. For more info, call 6972732 or visit www. crookedriverlighthouse.org.Costume contest in Carrabelle Oct. 31On Halloween, Oct. 31, the Carrabelle branch of the Franklin County Public Library will have a free home-made costume contest for kids from 4-6 p.m. There will be games on the lawn, costume judging and refreshments.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com On Oct. 16, the countys Tourist Development Council held a special meeting to discuss a replacement to ll and empty seat on the board but no action was taken. Alice Collins, owner of Collins Vacation Rentals, is stepping down next month as a TDC director after eight years on the board. One of the original board members in 2005, she helped found the TDC, which promotes tourism in the county. Three applicants applied for the empty seat: Lynn Spohrer, who owns the Coombs House Inn in Apalachicola and a rental houses in Eastpoint and on St. George Island; Walter Armistead owner of the Buccaneer Inn on St. George Island and Sun Coast Vacation Rentals and Segul Patel, general manager of the Best Western Inn in Apalachicola. A special meeting to discuss the three applicants was advertised for 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 prior to the regular TDC marketing committee meeting scheduled for 1:30. Only six members of the nine-member TDC board were present. Collins; Chair Pinki Jackel, the county commission representative to the TDC and Diana Prickett, rental manager for Resort Vacation Rentals on St. George Island, did not attend. Of the three candidates for the directors seat, only Spohrer attended the meeting. Initially, several board members suggested the special meeting be cancelled. I think it would be more appropriate to have a full board, said Frank Cook, who represents Apalachicola. There are some important board members who are absent. I would like to see the county representative (Jackel) here. Paul Parker, owner of Harbor Point Realty a company that manages vacation rental homes at Alligator Point, was acting chair in Jackels absence. I dont want the county commission to think we didnt give everybody a fair shake, he said. However, members of the audience objected. Spohrer asked if a quorum of the TDC board was present. Curt Blair, the TDCs executive director, said ve directors constituted a quorum. Judi Stokowski, who works at the Water Street Hotel, said Spohrer went to considerable trouble to attend the advertised meeting, having driven back from Miami and cancelled other appointments to be there. Spohrer said she left Miami at 4 a.m. to be present. She said the meeting had been advertised and all of the candidates and directors had an opportunity to attend. They all knew we were having this meeting, said Blair. Typically, if someones interested, they come. In a telephone interview, Patel said she learned of the meeting when Stokowski told her on the morning of Oct. 16. She wanted to attend but was unable because a member of her hotel staff failed to come to work. The meeting was advertised in the Oct. 10 Times and an email was circulated about it. Patel said she never received the email or saw the ad. Armistead said he was informed of the time and place of the meeting when he dropped off his application packet at the TDC ofce. He said it was in conict with an existing appointment and, when he informed TDC staff he could not attend, he was told attendance was not necessary.IMPORTANT THE HOTELS HAVE A VOiICEParker allowed Spohrer to make a presentation about her qualications for the six board members in attendance. She emphasized her experience in international marketing. Spohrer said she has owned a home in Franklin County since 1980 and has worked hard to bring economic development to the area. I appreciate the hard work of the TDC, she said. The board is maturing now with eight years under your belt. Now we should be reaching out into new markets. She said the number of international tourists visiting the Coombs House is increasing and the international market should be explored. (The hotel, motel and innkeepers) are the rst responders for visitors, Spohrer said. We specialize in letting visitors know what there is to do. Spohrer thanked the TDC for hearing her presentation. TDC board member Chester Reese, who runs a charter shing service out of Carrabelle, accused Spohrer of making contentious and untrue accusations against the seated TDC board, possibly referring to discussion at a meeting held earlier this year at the Apalachicola Community Center to discuss the proposed doubling of the bed tax. Do you have the temperament to be on this board? Reese asked. Accusations are made and they arent backed up. Its the shotgun approach and there are no hits. Spohrer sought to clarify her views, We become contentious because nothing on the agenda lets us have any input, she said. We become negative because we are not part of the team. I have never accused the TDC of anything. After eight years, I felt it was important the hotels have a voice, she said. Spohrer is the president of a newly registered corporation called the Guest Lodging Association of Franklin County. Stokowski is listed as vice president of the group and Michael Koun, owner of Apalachicolas Gibson Inn, is secretary/treasurer. At the Oct. 2 TDC meeting, Stokowski and Spohrer made a presentation about the Guest Lodging Association and asked that the organization be recognized by the TDC. They also presented a potential amendment to the county TDC ordinance dedicating one of the seats on the board to a hotel, motel, inn or bed and breakfast. Beverly Hewitt, who represents the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, moved that the TDC recognize the Guest Lodging Association but the motion died for lack of a second. The Florida statute governing TDCs states that at least three, and no more than four, members of the board must be bed tax providers. Currently, Prickett, Parker and Collins serve as bed tax representatives. At the Oct. 16, meeting, Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of Spohrer. She has made ve attempts to get on this board and it is very curious to me. She does have vast experience. We cant give input without being contentious, Grove said. You should ask for public comments at the end of the meetings. You are less important than the people you represent, Grove told Reese. Ive had a lot of people say how rude the TDC has been to them. I have names. Reese disputed the characterization. I dont see where you guys are getting this, to keep saying that were not open, he said. Is it just to down this council? To get someones specic agenda? We are open to everyone. Grove replied, Im trying to tell you the feedback I get. Parker said that the TDC board has never discouraged people from speaking at meetings. People who have come and gotten involved have gotten input. Its always been a good mix of representation from all parts of the county, he said. I live on the extreme east end and (the TDC is) the only thing thats always represented the whole county. Tourism has grown 31 percent (since the inception of the TDC). I take exception to the minimization of representation of the rental companies. They represent 80 percent of the (bed tax) income. They do know what people want because they have built very successful companies. Spohrer agreed that, Youve covered that market really well. Now is the time to increase the amount provided by innkeepers to 30 percent. Its a way for us to grow. In order for us to grow, it cant be inbred. Maybe we need a forum, sitting at a round table together like a workshop, instead of this back-and-forth like a tennis match, she said. That is what I believe our marketing meetings are, said Parker. We set up a meeting with the local Apalachicola lodging providers for just that purpose, said Blair. I spent two hours being attacked. Nobody wanted to talk about what kind of marketing we could do together. Spohrer said that meeting had been to discuss the proposed bed tax increase and not to discuss marketing options. Ken Schroeder, proprietor of Apalachicolas Bryant House Bed and Breakfast said, The TDCs job is to increase tourism, not to develop projects in county. The county commission should do that. Most of the sales tax should go back into promotions. We ought to be reaching out to the international market and other parts of country and even to Panama City residents who want to get away from spring breakers. We want a special kind 135AvenueG,Apalachicola,FL850-653-8853 GreatthingsarebeingsaidbyourPatients!Whatwaslikedmostaboutthehospital...Thepeople SmallandFriendly Thestaff-veryprofesssional Thecare,concern,andkindness ThepromptandexcellenttreatmentbyallstaffmembersSpecialMentions... TerryPridgenandCourtneyGiddens Yes,DebbieGreynoldsisaveryspecialperson JimBoonewasexcellent;verycourteousandprofessionalCarolJonesmademefeelreallyrelaxedduringtreatmentsNursesandDr.Conradweregreat! 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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, October 24, 2013 of tourist who understands the pearl we have here. I dont want it to change. This is a voice that is not being heard, he said. If you were involved in the (TDC) for many years, you would see the political reality, said Parker. I would like to spend every penny on tourism. Schroeder said, I understand the political reality. You have other voices that can go with you to ght those political issues. Parker replied, We will call on you. The TDC board voted to table the decision on a new board member until their Nov. 6 meeting, with Hewitt opposed. Parker said Collins term ends in November, so we arent really behind. Schroeder asked, What happens the next time somebody doesnt show up? Stokowski asked that the record show that the selection of Collins replacement would be discussed on Nov. 6. Parker said the TDC would issue special invitations to the meeting to Patel and Armistead. He asked that Spohrer be available to eld questions from members of the TDC who missed her presentation. eGul/FaninCamsGulCoaSateCoeg oayquestsrefeasunftoubendanceAcommunity-widebreakfastand conversationoflocaleconomicimportanceBUSINESSROUNDTABLEFORUM GULFCOAST STATECOLLEGE Itnehipith Tuesday,October29,20138:00am-9:30amEDTGulf/FranklinCampus,GulfCoastStateCollege ForeventdetailsandtoRSVP,pleasevisit: www.gulfcoast.edu/smallbusinessforum Inquiries:850-227-9670 Plans are to test robot dronesBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.com A high tech firm is has its sight set on Carrabelles Hexaport. Yesterday, Bruce McCormack, president of Gulf Unmanned Systems Center LLC (GUSC) met with the Carrabelle Economic Development Council to discuss plans to bring cutting edge technology to Franklin County. McCormack has been pursuing this goal since, at the invitation of J. Ben Watkins, he came to Carrabelle last year to meet city officials and tour Hexaport. The building was constructed with grant money by Carrabelle in 2007 to house the GreenSteel modular home manufacturing center. That project was shortlived, collapsing in the face of a reduced housing market. McCormacks scheme is put the unoccupied Hexaport building, which belongs to the city with Centennial Bank holding the lease, to good use and bring much-needed jobs to the county. In spite of some recent setbacks, McCormack is making progress toward reopening the factory building on John McInnis Road as GUSC headquarters. McCormack posted ads for 10 jobs at the proposed facility on the Florida Workforce website in September. Now, he said, he has interviewed eight individuals, all willing to relocate to Franklin County, but nobody who lives in the county has applied. I would love to hire Franklin County residents, said McCormack in a telephone interview. But I cant hire them if they dont apply. He said the workforce at GUSC could expand to 20 within a year. McCormack is looking for range technicians who will, maintain security on all ranges both water and land and repair and maintain buildings, vehicles, boats, among other duties. He said good candidates should have knowledge of Apalachicola Bay and surrounding areas (including) Tates Hell State Park, Apalachicola River, New River, Ochlocknee River and near shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Candidates should be experienced boat handlers with a sixpassenger Coast Guard license. Other desired skills are the ability to operate a four-wheel-drive vehicle, basic computer skills, carpentry, berglass skills and welding. He said the paychecks could start as early as January and would range from $10 to $18 per hour, depending on qualications. While McCormack expressed disappointment the state rejected a bid for kick start funds to renovate Hexaport, he said he has adequate private investors in place to set up shop. What exactly does McCormack have planned for the 65,000 square foot building? According to a summary McCormack prepared, Hexaport will become a center for evaluating small (55 pounds and less) robot drones for use on land, in the air and underwater. Right now, it said, there is no private sector test center for these small robots in the United States. The US military already employs thousands of these small robots in reconnaissance. One such drone, the throwbot, manufactured by Reconrobotics, weighs just over a pound and ts easily into a backpack. Reconrobotics said the throwbot is designed to help soldiers or police look inside a building before they storm it or under a vehicle to detect a bomb. The military has already purchased more than 4,000 of these pint-sized spies for $16,000 each and throwbots are popular with civilian police as well. In addition to military applications, small robotic drones already have applications in scientic research, agriculture, aquaculture, disaster management, re prevention and lm production. They can be programmed to check the water content of soil from the air; spot treat diseased fruit trees; survey the ocean oor or recognize a face. New applications are under development. McCormack said Hexaport is perfect for GUSC because of the many kinds of terrain surrounding the building. He said the building is large enough to allow interior testing of both ground based and airborne drones and he plans to create a pressure variable tank that would allow laboratory testing of submerged drones as well. He said when work on the Hexaport building is completed; it will contain 10,000 square feet of ofce space, classrooms, brieng rooms and a tactical operations center. GUSC will also contain 10,000 square feet of maintenance and manufacturing shops with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. Special test areas will be provided in the 40,800 square foot common area. McCormack said GUSC would be working with Gulf Coast State Colleges Advanced Training Center to train new employees in design, advanced manufacturing techniques, quality assurance, and introduction to unmanned technologies. According to McCormacks report, The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Intern ational recently  published a re p ort  about the economic impact of the drone industry. It found that in the rst three years after unmanned aerial systems are integrated into the national airspace (which is scheduled to take place in 2015), 70,000 new jobs will be created. It is clear that what these people will be using their drones for in the future will be very different from what we have seen them used for so far. If GUSC receives one-tenth of 1 percent of the anticipated jobs for aerial vehicles that will be 70 jobs. This does not account for the other jobs created for maritime systems and land systems another 50 to 100 jobs created in Franklin County alone supporting unmanned systems, read the report.Progress on reopening Carrabelles HexaportLOIS SS WOBODA | The TimesHexaport has remained empty since 2010. TDC from page A2 HTTP://CDN.THEAFFl L UIST.COMThe throwbot is an unmanned drone already in use.

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How does all this help the senior center?Re: the recent Carrabelle senior center meeting, I am wondering how things got to such a state of controversy. I dont understand why it was necessary for the police to be there. That seems a little unusual for a board meeting in this community. Isnt the building there for the use of all senior citizens of Franklin County? Do they have to arrange ahead of time to be in the building? Could a representative from the concerned citizens get together with the senior center board and discuss their concerns? There are too many questions going around and con icting answers. Is there a need for legal intervention? And how is all this going to help the senior center?Aileen BensonToo many lack hope, prosperity and equal chances Ms. Linda Raf elds recent letter to the editor (See Talk about some other hard truths in Oct. 10 issue) challenged the veracity and even the very motivation behind our recent six-part ad series about county issues of special concern to us. We made a choice of important local subjects and felt that such advertising would be the best method to present our concerns. Saying that the issues we discussed only amounts to more of the same ole digs at the local government tries to dismiss the well-prepared and researched series as unsubstantiated, illconsidered nonsense. We will be happy to provide our source data for anyone interested in fact checking our posts. We created an educational outreach series highlighting local government, taxation, education, economic development and health care. These subjects re ect the worries of many. We tried to encourage all to think proactively about our county home. Talking about issues that affect most of us helps to open constructive dialogues and thus to encourage a more positive countywide future. It is not an opinion but rather documented fact that our healthcare outcomes are well below state standards. It is fact that our school system is not graduating enough competent students, has a below -average state grade and above average drop-out rate. Franklin County suffers a shortage of economic development. Getting a job, promotion or contract with Franklin County or city governments too often depends upon who you know rather than an applicants personal or business quali cations. It is factual that many of our young have arrest records, use drugs, and are themselves products of broken families even as they create more. These are tough issues facing our county today. What Franklin County issues do you believe need real discussion with constructive action? Without a thorough understanding of where we are, how can a successful course be plotted leading to better outcomes for you, your children, family and neighbors? We tried to begin a dialogue, and we are glad you chose to respond. But arbitrary statements like move it down the road if you dont like it here ignores the reality that over 75 percent of total county property taxes are paid by outsiders. Without those outsider monies, this county you and I love would cease to exist. Do you or others really want those property taxes, gas taxes, local shopping and restaurant purchases to move on down the road? If so, our hopes and efforts to help grow a better Franklin future will indeed be for naught. Just like you, we love Franklin County for its people, natural beauty and so much more. We chose to be here. But we also see too many deprived of hope, education, prosperity and equal chances for the best jobs and opportunities. Our ad outreach resulted in many supportive calls, letters and interested new members. Your perceptions featured a traditional picture of Franklin County. We hope others will offer additional dialogue and positive plans. But we also want our local leaders to offer more than platitudes and false hopes for wishful-thinking handouts that may come from state and federal governments to create a few temporary jobs. That kind of unrealistic thinking is constantly expressed at meetings and especially each election year. We suggest that all of us look to our leaders, including elected political gures, business leaders, social and religious leaders, that Franklin County opportunities be opened equally to all, free of political or personal preferential bias. Those leaders must help create the conditions that allow all to better engineer personal and professional success. Dependence is not the answer; we want to help our friends and neighbors to be empowered on their own behalf, not relying on failing systems. Each month, Concerned Citizens of Franklin County (CCFC) representatives attend meetings of the hospital and school boards, county commission, budget workshops and other public meetings. We believe it is vital that more citizens attend those meetings to watch their elected leaders in action. We believe some of our leaders are failing us. Theres an old expression if you could see through my eyes Regular attendance at county meetings is truly eye opening. We believe that if more citizens were present, actively expressing interest and concern toward their leaders, those dialogues would energize our political landscape. Franklin Countys sense of community is truly wonderful. We have all experienced it rsthand. Weve also seen the opposite behaviors. Too many drumbeaters promise this or that, falsely touting that oft-imaginary good times are right around the next monthly or annual corner. Families with power starve those without. We see workers without credentials getting the best jobs and those who are locked out of equal opportunities. We see those that make money off the backs of the have-nots. We see those on the edge of starvation, truly without hope for themselves or their families future. Sometimes a painfully realistic diagnosis must be made before medicine can help the patient improve. Although it may be popular to shoot the messenger with the news, CCFC is not an evil or a self-serving group of citizens. We sincerely believe that responsible government here bene ts us all. We care about Franklin County just as much as you do. We live here and love it! Our 400-plus members hope to be welcomed in the communities for more than the dollars they bring. The many new arrivals chose to be here because this is a wonderful place in so many ways. We brought our skills, dollars and ethics with us to enhance Franklin County, not hurt it. We dont have all the answers. But we do know some of the questions to ask our leaders. We ask for scal responsibility, honesty and intelligence. We want our elected institutional leadership to plan a proactive future for Franklin Countys adults and children. The CCFC wants to be a constructive part of our local future. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ConcernedCitizensof FranklinCounty. Be a part of our dialogue and become a voice for tomorrow.Allan J. FeiferPresident Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, Inc. ABetterFranklin.comSkeptical South Georgia farmers irrigate ef cientlyAccording to the Oct. 6, 2013 edition of the Albany, (Ga.) Herald, the chickens may be coming home to roost for South Georgia farmers. However, rest assured these farmers will receive full federal, state and local political support in continuing to freely use water from the Flint River basin without monitoring or regulation. Water = Money. Corn, peanuts, and cotton? Ha! Dry land cotton frequently does better than cotton soaked under irrigation. A large percentage of melon, pecan and cantaloupe acreage in Southwest Georgia is irrigated. While I do not doubt that the University of Georgia has developed ef cient irrigation methods, I am highly skeptical that much use is made of them by farmers. More water is better: day or night, rain or shine. Why is it that many states in the Southeastern region grow luscious crops of corn, tomatoes and other vegetables without any irrigation? When will citizens be freed from the tax burden of farm welfare? Respectfully,Roy A. (Tony) RaganCordele, Ga.Not a penny missing from purse at PigMy name is Stella Dowling and I purchased a home on St. George a couple of years ago. I am new to the area and have only been down from Roswell, Georgia a few times. I am sure you get many people wanting to print articles about crime and hardship, however, I want to tell a little different story. On Oct. 13 around 4 p.m., I drove off the island to visit the Apalach Piggly Wiggly. After spending a few minutes in the store, I checked out and rolled my groceries to my car. A nice friendly cashier named Myel checked me out and wished me a good day. I left the store and continued my 20-minute drive across the bridges to return home. I decided to stop at a local vendor and pick up some fresh shrimp when I realized that my purse was nowhere in sight! My heart began to race and my palms began to get sweaty when I realized I had left it in the grocery cart in the parking lot. Panicked, I drove back off the island and immediately back to the Pig. I was certain that I would not see my Michael Kors handbag and its contents again. I began to ponder about how I would get back to Georgia with no cash or credit cards. My purse contained several corporate credit cards and some cash, plus of course the usual drivers license and healthcare card. We all know what a hassle those are to replace! I rst scanned the parking lot in hopes that perhaps it was still sitting in the cart where I left it but it was not. My heart sank again and I entered the store with much doubt. To my shock and surprise, I asked the rst cashier I saw and he said Yes maam, we have it. I was elated but was sure the contents would most likely not be there once again I was wrong! The customer service representative proudly produced my bag and said a nice gentlemen had brought it in the store from the parking lot. I asked if they knew who he was because I clearly wanted to thank him and also give him a reward. I also think the employees at the Piggly Wiggly that were there during that time should be recognized for their honesty. I will always give my business to the local Piggly Wiggly. They represent the people of Apalach well. Lastly, there wasnt a penny missing from my purse!Stella DowlingAny woodsman can tell youIn 1994, the Florida Game and Fish Commission declared that the Florida black bear was endangered. The commission went through channels to have the bear placed on the endangered species list. At that time the bear population was estimated at between 1,280 and 1,290. The agency did a population estimate in 1998 indicating that there were approximately 1,500 bears in the state. The most recent survey done in 2002 showed the population to be between 2,800 and 3,000. With that kind of growth between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s, one might assume that if the growth rate remained the same the bear population may be as many as 1,000 to 12,000 today. Any woodsman can tell you that contact with bears has become extremely frequent. The bear has lost its fear of humans and has become more and more aggressive. In the last 10 years, 16 people have been viciously attacked by black bears and nine have lost their lives. In the last two year, two people in Florida have been attacked. In Oct. 2012 in Collier County, a game warden was so aggressively attacked that he had to use his sidearm to kill the bear. Records reveal that 90 percent of black bear attacks are by males involving food. This seems to contradict the Game and Fish Commissions assertion that bears only eat berries. Hunters can tell you that a favorite dinner of the bear is the newborn fawn, not berries. One study showed that of 21 newborn fawns, 10 of them were eaten by bears in two weeks. A study in Georgia revealed that out of 37 fawns that died, 18 were eaten by bears. One hunter said that a bear stile his dead deer before he could put it in his truck. The deer population in Florida is being severely damaged by the presence of hungry black bears. In studies done in other states, it is proven that bears eat as many fawns as coyotes. Unlike the bear, coyotes are free game. They are considered a nuisance and can be killed at any time, but the bear eats more newborn fawns than coyotes. Most states have opened seasons on black bears in order to control the population. South Carolinas population has grown to the point that the Department of Natural Resources has opened a season and estimates there are upwards of 1,200. Pennsylvania has a population of 18,000 where hunters harvested 4,350 last year. The state of Georgias bear population has increased by 20 percent annually. This is in spite of the states bear season where the limit for a hunter has doubled, and the cost of obtaining a bear license is a mere $19. Even California has a bear season. Hunters took 1,475 in 2012 in that state. By contrast, Floridas Game and Fish Commission has yet to see that there is a problem here. It has been 11 years since a bear count has been done. A bear has the best nose in the woods. Its sense of smell is 10 times greater than that of a bloodhound. This enables them to know where each and every deer is trying to hide, including newborn fawns. Bears keen sense of smell also helps them to nd clutches of turkey eggs. Because these creatures are such easy prey, bears are fast depleting their food in the woods. A bear comes to town for food, not because he is lazy, but because there is nothing left in the woods to eat. Thank you.Tom Parker 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.comThursday, October 24, 2013 APage 4SectionQ. Was your of ce involved in the incident where those two inmates used forged documents to secure their release from the Franklin Correctional Institute? A. No, my of ce had no involvement. This occurred in an of ce outside of Franklin County and didnt involve my of ce at all. While Franklin Correctional Institute, where the inmates were released, is located in Franklin County, the fraudulent documents were submitted to the Orange County Clerks Of ce, not the Franklin County Clerks Of ce. I dont know what happened in that individual clerks of ce and speculating would be inappropriate. For informational purposes, prison paperwork is generated from the county in which a criminal is convicted, and in this particular case, those inmates were not convicted in Franklin County. Although I believe my policies are intact, criminal minds can create havoc, and I am evaluating my of ces individual processes to ensure that this never happens here. If you have any questions or comments about this column, please forward them to: Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 or email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. Visit the Clerks website at www. franklinclerk.com. YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEEMarcia JohnsonCriminal minds can create havoc Letters to the EDITOR Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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The Times | A5Thursday, October 24, 2013 Localcreated by Allan McPhee. The 5,000-square-foot Vulcan steel building houses more than 17,000 volumes of ction and non ction including a section devoted to Florida and Franklin County history and Spanish language books. There is also a large selection of DVDs and recorded books. The new facility boasts 15 public access computers: six general access, two dedicated for access to government resources like food stamps and child services, ve for teens and two computers for tweens grades four through seven. A multipurpose activity room provides a venue for meetings and for outreach to younger children including reading aloud and storytelling. Located there is a large wall-mounted smart board, an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection in the same way as a touch screen computer or tablet and also can be operated using a mouse. There is a reading area for children, an activity room dedicated to teens and much needed additional of ce space for the library staff and volunteers. A new self-serve, coin-operated document center, the Envisionware Document Station, allows patrons to scan, copy, fax and print documents. The 13-acre wetland setting of the building is delightful and in addition to providing a relaxing view for visiting patrons, protects critical wildlife habitat. The Friends received support and guidance from the Apalachicola Riverkeeper and the Northwest Florida Water Management District to restore the wetlands and plan to create a nature walk. The nature walk and landscaping for the library have been put on hold because of economic constraints. The Friends are seeking funds to pay for external improvements to the library building. Construction of the library was funded with federal grants and money raised by the Franklin County Public Library. The library was designed by Ivan Johnson, of Johnson Peterson Architects of Tallahassee. This has been a wonderful opportunity and great challenge, said County library Director Glenda Ondracek who retires at the end of October. Im glad we were able to make the transition to the new building and that I was a part of that. Im very satis ed with all of our accomplishments. We now offer more services and programs to our patrons both adults and children. Commissioner Pinki Jackel, who represents part of Eastpoint and St. George Island on the county board, could not be present, but speaking on her behalf, County Planner Alan Pierce thanked everyone who brought the library project to fruition and gave special credit in words penned by Jackel. Today is a historic day for Franklin County citizens and for the Franklin County Library community, Pierce read. From the beginning, this has been a labor of love. A task that seemed large at rst and grew to be monumental before completion. The vision that became this library is simply incredible. A beautiful setting, a beautiful modern interior that will be a delight and joy for so many for many, many years to come. All along the way, from the beginning until this day, two women (Denise Butler and Joyce Estes) have steadfastly contributed their time, energy, blood, sweat and tears. We want to thank them for their commitment and dedication to our community. Ondracek said traf c at the library remains the same as at the old location, 70 to 80 patrons daily. She expects that number to increase because the library staff is seeing many new faces, especially youngsters, and some long-time patrons have yet to visit the new building. The convicted murderers arrived at the Orange County Jail on Tuesday and were placed in maximum security in separate locations. In addition to the forged documents, forensic examiners are looking at computers and printers seized from the Franklin County prison. So far, there is no indication any Department of Corrections workers helped the inmates with their escape, but investigators still are looking at any possibilities of an inside job, Bailey said. There is no hard evidence that has happened, he said. If there were, there would be an arrest. The mistaken release led the Corrections Department to change its policy for early prisoner releases. It also caused the chief judge in the judicial circuit that covers Orange and Osceola counties in metro Orlando to change how orders are led in the clerks of courts of ces. The forged paperwork that led to the release of Jenkins and Walker was led in the Orange County Clerk of Courts of ce. Chief Circuit Judge Belvin Perry signed an order Monday that prohibits judicial orders from being accepted at drop-off boxes. His order also requires judicial assistants to keep a log of all orders to change an inmates prison sentence. When the clerks of ce gets an order to change a sentence, the clerk must verify with the judge or judicial assistant the order was issued, according to the new measures. While investigating the Walker and Jenkins case, authorities discovered two other prisoners at the Franklin County prison were in the process of obtaining fake release orders. Bailey said authorities know of three other prisoners who attempted similar escapes. The rst case was the release of Nydeed Nashaddai out of a Pinellas County jail in 2009. He was captured in less than a day. Another case involved an inmate at a Gulf County prison. Earlier this year, Franklin County prisoner Jeffrey Forbes escape attempt was thwarted by a detective who discovered his release date had been changed. In emails released Tuesday by the state attorney in Orlando, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent described the attempt as a KILLERS from page A1By CHRIS OLWELL747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY BEACH Investigators developed leads as early as Friday that two convicted killers mistakenly released from prison were in Panama City Beach, but the information was not veri ed until Saturday, ofcials said. A press release issued Saturday night on the heels of the arrests of Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins said investigators had known the escapees were in town for two days, but sources with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the men were recaptured within hours of the rst con rmed sighting. As soon as we knew their location we moved in on them, FDLE spokeswoman Samantha Andrews said. We believe that they may have been in the area for 48 hours. The fugitive task force, which includes sheriffs deputies and members of other local law enforcement agencies, along with FDLE agents, arrested Walker and Jenkins about 5:40 p.m. Saturday at the Coconut Grove Motel. Task force supervisor Marty West said investigators received hundreds of tips, including one Friday he said that made a little sense. West said investigators worked overnight, and about 2 p.m. Saturday they got a tip he described as a con rmed sighting. Of cials were tightlipped about the relationship between the two men, how long they had been hiding out together and whether they had assistance from local residents. Andrews said releasing certain details, such as whether the men checked into the Coconut Grove Motel themselves or whether the check in was recorded on surveillance video, could hinder the investigation. Thats what were hoping to uncover in our investigation, Andrews said. The issue is weve tried to release as much as we can but we cant give away everything because it could compromise our investigation. Memorial Hospital over the EMS radio, Mitra was pronounced dead at 3:19 p.m. Kelleys Funeral Home transported the body to the of ce of Dr. Anthony Clark, the medical examiner in Tallahassee, for completion of an autopsy. Paige Dabncy, a classmate of Mitras, told the deputy his family was in India and that an FSU advisor with the international students would assist with noti cation. Ward wrote that he spoke with the FSU police department and that Mitras property, including his vehicle, was taken to the sheriffs of ce for safekeeping. In a Wednesday article in the Tallahassee newspaper, a close friend, FSU computer science doctoral student Tathagata Mukherjee, said Mitra traveled to FSU in 2011 from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. He said FSU students and friends, as well as the Indian and Bengali Associations of Tallahassee, are working to raise money to send the body back to his family in India. He said donations continue to come in to cover the cost of returning Mitras body to his parents and to pay for medical costs. DROWNS from page A1then went for two years to Tallahassees Lively Vocational, where he earned a certi cate as an industrial electrician. I used it for a little while I stayed in Tallahassee, he said. I decided really it wasnt what I wanted to do for a living. Millender returned to Carrabelle and got into the seafood business with his dad in 1973, the same year he married his high school sweetheart, the former Virginia Dale McMillan. Theyll be married 40 years on Nov. 17, the same day Jaxon was born. Millender served in the Navy from 1974 to 1977, including time in the Paci c at the tail end of the Vietnam War, aboard the USS Enterprise, CVN-65, the worlds rst nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Millender returned home as a petty ofcer second class and began work in earnest as the third generation of Millenders in the seafood industry, handling wholesale sales and processing. Millenders dad died in 1999, and his mom, Betty Millender, lives nearby in Carrabelle. In 2009, the company built a plant at 607 SE Ave. B and introduced retail into the mix. We do not do nearly as much processing as we did in the s, s and s, not on a large scale, he said. We do processing of seafood, shrimp. We really sell a lot of different types of seafood, but the main thing is shrimp. Millender said sales have improved every year, and he enjoys carrying on the family business with his sons. Were fortunate to have the kids here and work with them, he said. Its really a blessing. RETSYO from page A1 HOW TO GET THEREThe new location, 160 Hickory Dip Road, is less than one mile from the previous library site. If coming from St. George Island, take Island Drive, and cross U.S. 98, to Old Ferry Dock Road. Make a left on Old Ferry Dock Road, continue to Hickory Dip Road, and make a right turn. The entrance to the library is on the left side. From U.S. 98, turn right on Norvell Street next to the Chevron Station, left on Ferry Dock, right on Hickory Dip Road and turn at the rst left, an unpaved drive.Task force quickly netted escapees DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesVance Millender and Morgan Martin will reign as king and queen at the golden anniversary Florida Seafood Festival. Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES LIBRARY from page A1 4516929Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank the Commodore Sponsors of the 2013 Florida Seafood Festival. Without the generous contributions this Festival would not be as great as it is. Again thank you and we encourage everyone to patron these business and tell them thank you as well. 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A6 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 WehaveallkindsofHOWLERSand PROWLERSwaitingtobeadoptedatthe HumaneSocietysothroughthemonth ofOctoberwehavereducedthe adoptionfeeforourblackdogsto only$50.00andwaivingtheadoption feeforblackkittensaswellasall kittens5monthsandolder.Nowis theperfecttimetogiveoneofour fullyvettedpetsthehometheyhave beenwaitingfor! Volunteersaredesperatelyneededtosocializeallofourdogs andcats.Wearealwayslookingforpeoplewillingtobring oneofouranimalsintotheirhometobefosteredforvarious needs.Anytimeyoucansparewouldbegreatlyappreciated. CallKarenat670-8417formoredetailsorvisittheFranklinCounty HumaneSocietyat244StateRoad65inEastpoint.Youmaylogonto thewebsiteatwww.forgottenpets.orgtoseemoreofouradoptablepets.Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocal HumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSocietywww.sjbhumanesociety.org 4514866forONLY$15perweek $60permonth CallToday NOWOPEN!!Flowers&GiftsforAllOccasions CircleECandles HandCraftedJewelry byLocalArtists BalloonBouquets51MarketSt.,SuiteA Apalachicola,FL ( 850 ) 899-1588 SocietyHappy 1st birthday Ezra Jay Hernandez!Ezra is the son of Krystal Shuler Hernandez and Richard Hernandez of Apalachicola. Ezra turned 1 on Oct. 3 and celebrated his birthday with friends and family at a pirate-themed party.Students busy with steady ow of activitiesBy Tevis PageSpecial to the Times As the weeks have progressed, there has been a steady ow of activities to ensure high school students keep busy. Last Saturday was the annual Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival. Teachers, students and people from the community volunteered and supported the local event. The show went smoothly, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The school is hosting the ACT college readiness testing on Saturday, and the senior class will be making apple butter on Sunday at Mrs. Elizabeth Kirvins house. We will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. Then its almost All Hallows Eve, and autumn is in the air. This year is ying by so quickly, and there is so much more to do. Thankfully, we have a great student body that is willing to assist anywhere they can. Renae Gordon, Johnathan Gay to marryJohnathan Gay and Renae Gordon would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage to each other on Nov. 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Lafayette Park. Johnathan is the son of Rudy Gay and Paula Creamer, and he has one son, Bently Gay. Renae is the daughter of Bobby Fincher and Anna Fincher, and she has two children, Brooklyn and Gaven. Our friends and family are invited to celebrate with us! If you have noticed, when I get the information on upcoming events, I put them in my column a week ahead of time. I do this so that those of you who get your paper through the mail dont miss out. Try to join us at lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. Along with out faithful friend and neighbor Ann Wilson, who checks our blood pressure, there will be friends from the Franklin County Health Department to give u shots. Your donation for lunch will be collected at the door and the chow line forms at noon. See ya there! The senior center will hold a yard sale in the near future to clear out space so they can establish a lowimpact exercise area for seniors. The senior center will sponsor the fall festival Nov. 9. Indoor booths are available now. If you wish to participate as an exhibitor or help as a volunteer, please get in touch with the center, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Mondays through Thursdays. Ghosts and goblins will gather at Chillas Hall this Saturday, Oct. 26. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and Ron Vice will be on hand to play your favorites. Bag up your favorite snack, your favorite beverage, your dancing shoes, grab your main squeeze and come on down. We will have a spooktacular time. Saturday, Nov. 2, will be our First Saturday Breakfast at Chillas Hall. Orders will be taken from 8:30-11 a.m. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will be happy to prepare and serve your breakfast. Your donation of $5 will be collected inside the door. See ya there. Saturday night, Nov. 2, after you have enjoyed the Over 50 Dance at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, dont forget to set your clocks back one hour when you get home. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep. I wish to apologize to Bob and Margaret Ochala. I had mentioned them in my last weeks column and misspelled their last name. Please forgive me. Mark you calendars for Saturday, Nov. 9. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will hold their annual silent auction, gumbo cookoff and lunch. The cook-off begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. A donation of $8 is required for lunch. Attention ladies! The Ladies Guild meeting will be held at Sacred Heart parish hall Oct. 30. All ladies are urged to attend. Gavel falls at 1 p.m. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, your friendly undertaker is the last man to let you down. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. HAWK TALK LaANarkARK NewEWSJim Welsh Happy BIRTHDAY Wedding Ghosts and goblins at Chillas Hall Saturday LearEARNiINgG theTHE PreRE-reREQS OF teTEChHSS Pe E Cial IAL tT O The HE Ti I Me E SThe Franklin County School Board last month saluted the rst group of Franklin County High School students to receive certications from The National Center for Construction Education and Research. From left, Logan McLeod, Austin Martina and Kyle Hathcox, along with Morgan Mock, not pictured, received certicates for completing core curriculum, their ofcial transcripts from NCCER and their ofcial wallet card. Core curriculum encompasses a basic job safety course along with introductory courses in the safe use of hand and power tools. Core is a pre-requisite for training in carpentry, which the school offers, as well as other crafts, such as plumbing, electrical or welding. The students, who were the rst to complete core curriculum, are well on their way to receiving certication at Level One Carpentry, said vocational instructor William Sanders, standing at right. The Franklin County School is an accredited training facility for NCCER, a not-for-prot education foundation developed by the construction industry to create a standardized training and credentialing program. NCCER has developed construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials that can be tracked through a national registry, which allows organizations and companies to verify the training and qualications of current employees or new hires. Kli LI Nke KE Nberg BERG take TAKE S the THE Cake AKE FilFILM FeEStT hitHITS theTHE MOONDa A Vid ID Adler DLER Stei TEI N aA Nd D LOi I S SwSW Ob B Oda DA | The TimesDistinguished Florida journalist Jeff Klinkenberg drew a large contingent of fans Friday evening to Caf Con Leche, as he signed copies of his works at an affair in conjunction with Downtown Books. Baker Fred Kahler brought an Italian buttercream cake, avored with rum and laced with guava, and baked and decorated in the colors and characters of Klinkenbergs latest work Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida. Above, Klinkenberg signs his work for Uta Hardy. Below, while Kahler presents his creation. PhPH Ot T OS byBY DAV V ID ADLERS S TEIN N | The TimesSaturday nights rst ever Apalachicola Riverfront Film festival proved to be a stellar affair, as a receptive audience lled Riverfront Park under the gauzy glow of a full moon. Emcee Merrill Livingston welcomed the audience, who enjoyed food and beverages under a tent, complete with furniture, assembled for the occasion. The event was supported through a host of sponsorships and included a talk by Kevin McCarey, a lm professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, of which Livingston is a graduate.

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The Times | A7Thursday, October 24, 2013 NurserynowprovidedforSundayChurchService R.MichaelWhaley,Pastor 101NEFirstStreet CarrabelleSUNDAY 10:00AM WELCOMESYOU THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850)545-2578 Covenant Word to host Joy NightCovenant Word will host Joy Night from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the former Apalachicola High School gym. Everyone is invited to take part in this free Halloween activity, which will feature candy and food for young and old. A deejay will be on hand to help the party come alive, with plenty of prizes and games and even a bounce house. The church is accepting donations of funding and candy to help make this event a success. Donations may be made at the church on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-1 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. For details, call Misty at 247-8524.Rev. and Mrs. ReedWe would like to extend our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all the generous gifts, prayers and especially the love that was shown during my Appreciation. We would especially like to thank our St. Paul A.M.E. Church family in Apalachicola. We are truly blessed to have such loving members. By Gods grace, we have been blessed to be able to serve another year at St. Paul. I pray that Gods blessings will be upon each of you.Rev. Garry and First Lady Deidre ReedSt. Paul A.M.E. Church Apalachicola On behalf of Pastor Sheila White Martin and the members of the Love Center Church, we express our heartfelt thanks to the ordained clergy staff of the Love Center church and the clergy of our community as we observe Clergy Appreciation Month. Because of the sacrices you and your family make holding up the ministry of Christ, we want to speak Gods blessings on each of you. I Timothy 5:17 says, The elders who direct the affairs of the church are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. We honor Bishop Ella B. Speed, Apostle Shirley C. White, Pastor Leonard Martin, Bishop Robert and Jacqulyn Davis, Elders James and Alma Pugh, Minister James and Angeline Stanley, Elder Warrenetta H. Key, Minister Shirley Byrd, Elder Nikiti Williams, Minister Damien Davis, Elder Betty Jarmon, Elder Mary Hayward, Deacon Phillip and Deandra ONeal, Deacon Jeff and Cydell Lockley, Apostles Granville and Dolores H. Croom and all the pastors and clergy of Franklin County. Blessings on you!The Parrish FamilyFor every kind word, For every memory shared, For each good thought, And each comforting prayer For making us laugh When a smile doesnt seem possible, For crying with us Through our incredible losses, The Parrish Family thanks you From the bottom of our heart, We hope, good friends Our ways never part. For through your support Our grief will subside, For we know our dear mother Will meet us on the other side.Sonya RussellDec. 8, 1960, to Sept. 16, 2013 The day our Lord called you home to be with him. In Life We Loved You dearly and in death We Love You the same. It has nearly broke our hearts to lose you. A part of us went with you but you have left us so many peaceful memories of our time together. We know you loved us as much as we loved you, and youll always have a place in our hearts, tho are family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. Without you, as our Lord calls us one by one home to be with him our chain will link again in heaven some sweet day. So until that day we will carry you in our hearts for now. God bless you Sonya. Your loving husband Ottis Eugene Russell II, Mary Lou and all your family and friendsCapt. George Russell Crofton Jr., known to all as Russell, passed away at home on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, after a battle with cancer. The affable Crofton became the rst St. George Islander to win a countywide seat when he secured the August 2004 Democratic nomination in a four-man eld. He then went on to win the general election against a Republican challenger and two men running without party afliation. Crofton served a single term, including a stint as chair of the county commission, before losing in the 2008 general election. He was a well-rounded guy; I really liked Russell, said former county commissioner Jimmy Mosconis, who sat to Croftons left on the podium. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, Mosconis said. He was real frugal with our tax money, and he cared about the county and the community. He was real mindful of peoples taxes and the cost of government. I was real fortunate during my tenure. He was real good to work with along those lines. Crofton was born Oct. 31, 1941, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, while his father was stationed at Fort McPherson. The senior Crofton had been born in Vernon at Hinsons Crossroads, one of 14 children, all of whom grew up in north Florida. Russell Jr. grew up in Coral Gables, graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1959 and attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in geology. He served in the South Florida Coast Guard Search and Rescue Unit from 1964-68 and the reserves for two more years. He received his pilots license during that time and began ying international cargo planes for Rich International Airways out of Miami in the late 60s. Russell ew for Northeast Airlines, which merged with Delta, and he moved to Atlanta. He embarked upon a distinguished 32year career with Delta, retiring as a captain on the MD-11 in Oct. 2001. For many years, Russell served as an ofcer with the Airline Pilots Association, International and was a member of the board of directors for six years, representing 50,000 pilots and serving as a mediator. He also was a member of the Apalachicola/Franklin County Regional Airport Advisory Committee. He was a volunteer reghter in Fulton County, Ga., and a Boy Scout master. Russell and his father began shing in Franklin County in 1975 and built a small house on St. George Island in 1977. He retired from Delta in 2001 and moved to the island house that year. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beverly W. and Lt. Col. George Russell Crofton Sr. He is survived by three children, a son-in-law and three grandchildren, all of Tucker, Ga: Grayson B. Crofton and daughter Haley; Elizabeth W. Crofton; Sara Crofton Henderson, husband, Chris Henderson, and sons Sam and Will; and by a sister, Annette C. Cowart of Gainesville. Russell was known for his sense of humor. He was an avid sherman and a lover of the outdoors and Franklin Countys natural environment. He had a penchant for collecting unusual items (nuts and bolts, keys, metal signs). He leaves behind many wellloved friends and relatives; the family wishes to thank two special friends, Susan Gary and Connie Dehner, for their amazing care and support. The family also wishes to thank Big Bend Hospice for their wonderful work and expertise. Russell chose to be cremated, and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a meaningful contribution in Russells name may donate to one of several organizations that Russell faithfully supported, including Apalachicola Riverkeeper (www.apalachicolariverkeeper. org), University of Florida Foundation (www.uff.u.edu), or Phi Delta Theta Foundation (www. phideltathetafoundation.org). Nellie Catherine Parrish was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Blountstown. She passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in St. James. Sister Nellie was a longtime member, rst of the Sharon Church and upon merging, she spent the rest of her life attending the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apalachicola. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence Parrish, grandson Robert (Benny) Simpson and greatgrandson Tyler Kanewske. Ms. Nellie left behind six children, Delores Berkstresser of Hustontown, Penn., Wanda Alonzo of Kansas, Brenda Sams, Cynthia Laughlin and husband, Cliff, of Apalachicola, Joseph (Smokey) Parrish and wife, Angie, of Apalachicola, and Patricia Spell and husband, Keith, also from Apalachicola; 18 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by brothers Donald Burkett and wife, Irene, of Howard Creek, Billy Burkett of California, Eugene Burkett and wife, Brenda, of Wewahitchka, and Jimmy Burkett of Apalachicola; sisters Mae Todd of Callaway, Floria Lolley and husband, Jimmy, of Crystal River, and Gloria Quick and husband, A.L., of Eastpoint. Nellie also leaves behind a large church family, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Mom will be missed by all.Nellie Catherine ParrishHeaven has been blessed with a precious little angel. Miss Lillian Lilli Grace McIver, born May 18, 2013, was called home to be with Jesus on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She blessed her parents Will and Kristin McIver as well as her big sister Abbigail Elizabeth with over four months of sweet smiles and endless joy. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William B. McIver, Jr. Many will continue to celebrate her short life including grandparents Ann and Gerald Kent of Apalachicola, Jim and Helen Parton of Greensboro, N.C., and Bob and Tiffany Shattuck of Apalachicola; special aunts and uncles, Liz and Chad Wood and Shawn and Miranda Shattuck; along with numerous family and friends. A celebration of her life was held at Living Waters Assembly of God Church in Apalachicola, on Thursday, Oct. 10.Lillian Grace McIver LilliILLIAnN McCIVErR Obituaries In Loving Memory Former commissioner Russell Crofton dies Faith BriRIEfF Cards of THAnNKsSAA heart of appreciation Faith

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Monday-Thursday7AM-6PM(EST) Friday-Saturday7AM-7PM(EST) BWOHuntingHeadquarters: CAMOARRIVINGDAILY Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service are celebrating the bene ts of Floridas forests during National Forest Products Week, which runs Oct. 20-26. National Forest Products Week provides an ideal opportunity to highlight the economic and environmental value that Floridas 17 million acres of forestland provide for our residents, said Putnam. In addition to countless forest products and amenities, Floridas forest industry contributes more than $14 billion to Floridas economy and supports more than 75,000 Florida jobs. Floridas forests provide more than 5,000 types of consumer goods that most people use on a daily basis. Some are easily recognized, like paper goods and lumber, while others are not. By the time forest products reach consumers, many retain very little resemblance to the trees from which they originated. These products include cosmetics, paint additives, medicines and fabrics used to make clothing. Pharmaceuticals developed to treat cancer have also originated from chemicals extracted from trees. Trees also provide important bene ts to Floridas ecosystem, including clean air and water, shade and energy conservation, carbon absorption and habitat for birds and mammals. Putnam recently commissioned the rst statewide inventory of 17 million acres of forest land. The study evaluated the distribution, availability and sustainability of Floridas timber resources. Some of the ndings included: 17 million acres of forestland covers 49 percent of the land in Florida. Of 8 million pine acres, seven million are in North Florida, accounting for about one-third of all forest land. 63 percent of forest land is privately owned, mostly in non-corporate ownership. 37 percent of forest land is owned by federal, state, county and municipal governments. 65 wood-using mills in the state are made up mostly of sawmills, mulch, chip-and-saw and pulp mills. Softwood pulpwood mostly pine is in the highest demand among all timber products. 49 counties in Florida exhibit sustainable forests where growth meets or exceeds timber demand. There is relatively little pressure for both hardwood pulpwood and sawtimber, with hardwood forests sustainable throughout the state. South Floridas ve million acres of forests are predominantly in water almost four million acres are mangrove, cypress or other forested wetlands. Two-thirds of the states forests are more than 40 years old, predominantly older hardwood forests. The Florida Forest Service manages one million acres of public forest land while protecting more than 26 million acres of homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating effects of wild re. To learn more about the economic and environmental bene ts of Floridas forests, visit www.FreshFromFlorida. com/Forestry/Our-Forests.Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Page 8 Thursday, October 24, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A State recognizes National Forest Products Weekby David DamonSpecial to the Times The Whatever Floats Your Boat is an annual boat race sponsored by the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory at Turkey Point. The rules are pretty simple, fabricate a boat out of recycled materials and race it. Every part and every piece must be recycled or re-purposed and held together with used fasteners and hopefully oat long enough to get its crew around the race course. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the second annual Whatever Floats regatta was held, the course laid out in a north/ south con guration. Starting at an in atable killer whale, you paddle or sail downwind about a hundred yards, then make a 180degree turn around in atable Nemo and head north against wind and tide to the nish line. Easy enough for a normal boat, but these boats were anything but normal. By mid-morning on Saturday, anticipation was mounting as entrants began pulling into the staging area across the basin from the marine lab. It was a buzz of last-minute fabrication and modi cations along with crews making the rounds checking out their competition. One by one each of the craft was inspected by the team of three judges. Before the racing could begin, an inspection was required to con rm that the rules had been strictly adhered to, every part of each boat, down to the paddles must be recycled with only one exception, duct tape. Some boats had themes, some boats had never been tried or tested and at least one, would never hold together long enough to make it to the starting line. There were 11 boats in all. The intrepid crews came from all over North Florida. One boat, or raft might be a better description, came all the way from Jacksonville, built by a group of adventurous University of North Florida marine biology students. Our boat, Drumroll Please was built by the Boy Scouts from Troop 8 and Crew 8 in Wakulla County. These Scouts, also known as The Barrelheads, were the returning champions from the 2012 Regatta, back again with recycled 55-gallon drums. This year, instead of a catamaran-style craft, we had fabricated a long center hull with two smaller drums as outrigger oats, or amas, to keep the long hull from rolling over. The six drums (donated by St. Marks Powder) were bolted together, end to end for a total length of just under 18. It was designed for a four man crew to sit on top, with cut-out sections or cockpit, for your legs. The cutout pieces were then used to form the blades for the paddles. Over the course of about three weeks, our Scouts built, tested and modi ed their craft. It was a marvel of low-tech engineering and creativity. It would win no contest for beauty, but function it did, and it did it well. The crew of Drumroll Please and The Barrelheads was made up of two Eagle Scouts, Gil Damon and Zack Dunaway and two adult Scout Leaders, Al e Boone, and myself. Over a 12-year period, this group of Scouts had been in many waterfront competitions, usually against other Scout troops. They have a long track record of winning anything waterrelated; they were in their element. As the rst of two heats was held, the crew of Drumroll Please watched as the rst-place craft crossed the nish line in around six minutes. We now knew that the six minutes was a time we had to beat, along with any boats in the second heat. As we lined up at the starting line, the horn blasted and we were off. It was a synchronized effort of paddling combined with the latest in recycled naval engineering as Drumroll Please quickly took the lead. The hard work and fun had paid off, the lastminute untested changes to our craft proved to work out well. In a few short minutes after the blast of the horn, Drumroll Please crossed the nish line to the cheers of the spectators lining the seawall. Troop and Crew 8 would again take home the most amazing rst place trophy, itself built from recycled materials and spray painted gold! Along with the trophy, they received gift certi cates from the race sponsors Bay Leaf Market in Crawfordville and Sopchoppy Pizza. Three other trophies were also awarded in the spirit of the event, Most creative use of materials. Titanic Award to the most spectacular failure, and the Peoples Choice. A special thanks goes out to the amazing staff at the FSU Coastal & Marine Lab for all their hard work and efforts! Whatever Floats Your Boat is a fun way to bring awareness to the importance of recycling. In Scouting, we have a program called Leave No Trace that encourages Scouts to be aware of their surroundings and to limit their impact on the environment, that also includes recycling. It had been a fun day for all, both spectators and participants! If you missed this years race, come out next year, Troop 8 and Crew 8 will be back with an all new craft. Better yet, get a group of friends together, build a recycled boat and show up next year the starting line. David Damon is the unit commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America .Whatever oats their boats WEEKLYALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtractthe indicatedtimesfromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtractthe indicatedtimesfromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!653-8868 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,Oct.2474 57 4% Fri,Oct.2574 48 5% Sat,Oct.2670 50 7% Sun,Oct.2774 5410% Mon,Oct.2876 5612% Tues,Oct.2976 5316% Wed,Oct.3078 55 0% Special to the TimesThe children of the late Jimmy Tully, Katee Tully, Lynn Salmon and Terri Cruz donated a bayfront lot in St. George Plantation to the Bay County Conservancy, to be managed by the St. George Plantation Owners Association. The lot, contiguous to state-owned land at Nicks Hole Cove, is part of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Our father loved the beauty of his native state, said Katee Tully, and we think he would have liked having others enjoy the islands natural beauty. Jimmy Tully was born on Oct. 18, 1927, and was married to Elaine Geiger, of Tallahassee, in 1954. He was a Korean War veteran and a graduate of FSU. He was an avid outdoorsman, past president of the Florida Association of Realtors, developer of Tallavana and Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. He passed away in 1978. The Bay County Conservancy is pleased to receive this donation, remarked Candis Harbison, president of the Conservancy, which is a 501( c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands in Northwest Florida. This is our first property in Franklin County. The Conservancy owns 14 other parcels in Bay and Washington counties. Each of our properties has a manager, and we think the St. George Plantation will do a great job in managing the Tully Parks unique placement on the marshland of Apalachicola Bay.Tully sisters donate pocket park on island Top: The crew of Drumroll Please and The Barrelheads was made up of Eagle Scouts Gil Damon and Zack Dunaway and Scout Leaders Al e Boone nand David Damon. Middle and bottom: the action was fast and furious at the competition. SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/BottomGag grouper and amberjack arebeing caught state waters. Trout and redfish are still active this week. Good reports from Pig Island and Eagle Harbor are on the rise and plenty of fish are in St. Joe Bay. Some flounder action is hot in 20+ feet of water on the outside near shore wrecks. This should stay hot for a while, so try and find a good weather day.

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Come meet Come meet e e-enactors shar s other side as r Apalachicola ea and its e about the ar history and lor ea and its e about the ar history and lor former inhabitants... Come meet Come meet CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.comThursday, October 24, 2013 APage 9SectionBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawk volleyball team said goodbye to its two seniors last week, as it wrapped up its regular season at home Oct. 15. The team and fans saluted Gracyn Kirvin and Morgan Mock, who shared captain duties this year. These two seniors will be greatly missed by the team and coaches, said coach Tara Klink. The team lost in three straight to district rival South Walton 7-25, 9-25 and 18-25. Although this is our toughest competition, we hurt ourselves the rst two games making simple mistakes like missing serves, said Klink. It was hard to end our seniors season on this note, but we will come back tougher for districts. Kirvin led serving with three aces, followed by Mock with two aces, one kill and one block. In the JV game, the girls won 25-17 and then lost 23-25 and 7-15. This was a hard game to lose, because we were so close to it being our most exciting win of the season, said Klink. South Walton is probably the toughest team we face for both JV and varsity. This was JVs nal game of the season and their improvement over the year was easily seen. Sophia Kirvin led serving with six aces, followed by Casey Tucker with ve aces, and Myranda McLeod with three aces. Tucker led hitting with three kills, followed closely by Anna Riley with two kills and a block, and Cheyenne Davis with a kill and two blocks. The teams had a tough October, falling to district rival Liberty County in an away game Oct. 3 and then hosting Altha on Oct. 4. The JV team won both games against Altha 2927 and 25-18. The JV girls played a great game and fought hard to win, said Klink. I was very proud of 2077822 Gun ShowFebruary 23rd&24thFt.WaltonBeach FairgroundsFREE PARKINGConcealed WeaponsClassSat/Sun11amor2pmFloridagunshows.comSat9-5Sun10-4 October 26th&27thPanamaCity Fairgrounds LadySeahawksenior GracynKirvin,whowas honoredalongwith fellowcaptainMorgan MockatSeniorNight lastweek,hasbeen agreatrolemodel fortheentirevarsity volleyballteambothon andoffthecourt.She isaconsistentserver andpowerfulrightside hitter,saidcoachTara Klink.Withagreat attitudeevenwhen timesgettough. GulfsideIGA STUDENTATHLETESOFTHEWEEKSPONSOR HometownProud (850)653-96954514197 GracynKirvin FCHS YEARBOOK STAFFCaptains Gracyn Kirvin, left, and Morgan Mock were honored at last weeks Senior Night.Volleyball girls wrap up regular seasonThe Lady Seahawk golf team earned a playoff berth on Tuesday, Oct. 15, by defeating Florida High, Branford and Aucilla Christian at Hilamin Golf Course in Tallahassee. The team red a 431 total, 37 strokes better than fourth place Florida High. John Paul II and Maclay came in rst and second after tying with a score of 409. The Franklin County Seahawks traveled to Quincy Friday night and came back empty-handed, falling 50-0 to West Gadsden. We came out very at, said coach Aaron York. We had four turnovers that hurt us. As the game progressed we got better. In the rst minute of the game, they were up 14-0. We harp on it and work on it in practice, no turnovers, and we did not play our best at the beginning of the ball game, he said. York said that after reviewing the game lm, the coaches counted four big plays we could have made on defense in their backeld yet we missed critical tackles. The coach said that on a positive note, the Seahawks came out at halftime and did not allow West Gadsden to score in the second half. We ran the ball better in the second half and we made sure tackles, he said. Key performers in Fridays game were sophomore Trenton Lee, who had 18 rushes for 45 yards. On defense, he had six tackles, one for a loss. Seventh grader Mikey Owens three tackles, one for a loss, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery. Junior Cole Wheeler had seven tackles, one for a loss. On Friday, the team travels west to Baker, to take on the number two team in Class 1A. They are another good team we are playing. The boys are up for the challenge and we look forward to going out and improving on our second half performance from Friday night. By DAVID ADLERSTEINWest Gadsden blanks Seahawks Lady Seahawk golfers head to regionalsLady Seahawk golfers celebrate after qualifying for this weeks district tournament in Pensacola. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Sundays Running for the Bay marathon posted another successful year, attracting more than 500 runners to the county for the fourth year of the event. I think it went super, the best year ever. Im the eternal optimist, said organizer Mark Henderson, an Atlanta businessman. People seem to love the town; they thought everybody was really friendly. The weather was overcast which was in a way perfect for running. A little windy but they thought it was ne. The Franklins Promise Coalition provided scores of volunteers for the event, and will receive a donation of $2,000 for their efforts. Another $100 will be given to the humane society. Henderson expressed thanks to the work put in by Joe Taylor, director of Franklins Promise, and Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, as well as City Administrator Betty Taylor Webb and her staff, Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes and Capt. Brad Segree from the sheriffs of ce. I thought the sheriffs of ce and police department did a great job. There was a good police presence and assistance, said Henderson. It seemed like the communitys catching on that its a good thing for the community. He said Resort Vacation Properties donated the house where Hendersons staff stayed. The marathon has become quite a family affair, with Hendersons son Kyle, coming in from California to do the announcing, son Jake helping with barricades and cones, daughter Kayte and her anc Jonathan managing the turnaround halfway point, where East Bay Shore Drive runs into Island Drive, wife Mary and brother Jim in charge of Saturdays Runners Expo. Even Hendersons sister Alberta Chapman, a physician from South Bend, Indiana came down to be with family and ended up walking the 5K and helping in the medical tent. Henderson said about 515 runners ran the races, with most nishing. Winning the marathon, among 87 nishers, was 20-year-old Skyler Bakker from Palm Beach Gardens, who ran a 2:53:35, nearly a half-hour faster than runner up, Eddie Delacruz, 38, from Suwanee, Ga. The top female nisher was Monica Bolanos, 42, of Jacksonville, who ran a 3:27:20. It was wonderful, said Bolanos. It was my rst time. I enjoyed riding over the bridges. It was a beautiful, beautiful view. She came Saturday and stayed until Sunday at the St George Inn. Among 196 nishers in the half-marathon, winner was Ben McLain, 38, of Conyers, Ga., in 1:25:36, about ve minutes ahead of runner-up Aaron Widman, 30, of Solana Beach, Cal. The top female nisher was Katie Sherron, 32, of Tallahassee, in 1:35:31. Community catching on to marathon success Left: Marathon winner Skyler Bakker. Right: Top female marathon runner Monica Bolanos.See MARATHON A10 See SEAHAWK A10 See VOLLEYBALL A10

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A10 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 Visa,Discover,and AmericanExpress Honoredat ParticipatingAceStores BuildingSupplies &AutoRepair Carrabelle697-3333 WeDeliverAnywhereHardwareand PaintCenter LabanBontrager,DMD MonicaBontrager,DMD 12761PeaRidgeRoad-Bristol,Florida32321TELEPHONE(850)643-5417 DENTURE LABONPREMISESSameDayServiceonRepairsandRelines JOESLAWNCARE IFITSINYOURYARDLETJOETAKECAREOFITFULLLAWNSERVICES,TREETRIMMINGANDREMOVALALSOCLEANGUTTERSANDIRRIGATIONINSTILLATION,PLANTINGANDBEDDINGAVAILABLECALLJOE8503230741OREMAILJOES_LAWNYAHOO.COM MARATHON from page A9St. George Island runner Alane Kadel, 43, was 102nd, in a 2:17:06. Of the 15 runners in the 50K Ultra Marathon, winner was Michael DeHaye, 43, of Huntsville, Ala., in 3:57:09. The top female was Karima Anderson, 27, of Tallahassee, in 5:37:56. Of the 72 runners in the 10K, winner was Abraham Middleton, 37, of Tallahassee, in 47:23. Top female nisher was Ashley French, 31, of Panama City, in 50:10. Local nishers included sixth place, Herbert Witt, 55, of Apalachicola, in 50:53; and 63rd place Jo Ellen Hall, 49, of Apalachicola, in 1:25:31. Of the 62 runners who nished the 5K, winner was Glenn Johnson, 46, of Mexico Beach, in 24:04, while top female was Becky Ward, 14, of Milton, in 26:17. Local nishers include 22nd place Alan Pierce, 58, of Apalachicola, in 32:45; 29th place Suzanne Moree, 52, of Carrabelle, in 36:51; 41st place Marisa Getter, 40, of Apalachicola, in 43:20; 43rd place Tricia McLemore, 50, of Apalachicola, in 47:07; 44th place Kate McLemore, 13, of Apalachicola, in 47:08; and 45th place Butch Coates, 70, of Eastpoint, in 47:57. For complete results, visit www.racesmith.com. All three teams represented District 3 Class 1A in Pensacola on Tuesday, Oct. 22, where they played on the U.S. Navy Course at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. At a special meeting Oct. 17, the school board voted to pay the cost of travel, hotel, and green fees for the golf team. The girls are excited about making the playoffs. They have worked hard, stayed focus and Coach (Spencer) Tolbert and I are proud to be part of their success. said head coach Scott Collins. The top two teams, and the top two individuals who are not on one of the top two teams, will move on to the state championship match in Lady Lake on Oct. 29 and 30. SEAHAWK from page A9how well they worked as a team. Front row attackers Tucker, Riley, and Davis lead the hitting with two kills each. The varsity team lost in three straight, 16-25, 12-25 and 25-27. Varsity decided to step up too late in the game, and lost with the third round going into overtime, said Klink. We denitely have the skills to beat this team, but made too many simple mistakes. Our number of missed serves really hurt us. Mock had three aces and two blocks, followed by Scout Segree and Vanessa Claire Simmons with two aces each. On Oct. 8 at Port St. Joe, the teams fell again, with the JV winning the opener 25-12 before falling 13-25 and 5-15. This was my hardest loss to take for the JV team, said Klink. We came out so strong in the rst game, only to fall to pieces over the next two. The girls were totally capable of winning this game. Tucker led serving with four aces, followed by Riley with three aces. Davis led hitting with two kills and one block. The varsity squad lost in three straight, 14-25, 21-25 and 18-25. St. Joe is a hard loss to take when they are our most rival school, said Klink. Well get them next year! Starting senior Mock was out due to an elbow injury. Scout Segree led serving with three aces. Madison Newell and Adriana Butler led hitting with two kills each, followed by Shemekia Lake, Vanessa Claire Simmons, and Breanna Barrack with one kill each. Lake and Butler had one block each. On Oct. 10 at home against Rickards, on Think Pink night dedicated to the ght against breast cancer, both squads won. The JV lost the opening game 20-25, and then won 25-18 and 15-7. The JV girls got off to a slow start, but they were still well in control of the game, said Klink. Sophia Kirvins serves were on re, scoring nine aces throughout the three games, followed by Myranda McLeods ve aces and Cheyenne Davis three aces. Casey Tucker lead hitting with two kills and two tips, followed by Myranda McLeod with three tips. The varsity team won as well, triumphing 25-9, 25-17 and 25-19. After going all ve games with this team the last time we played, it was good to show improvement and get the win in just three, said Klink. Segree was top server with nine aces, followed by Barracks three aces. Mock was top hitter with six kills, two tips and two blocks, followed by Butlers three kills. Because it interfered with their Homecoming Week, North Florida Christian canceled the Oct. 17 game, and it was not rescheduled. VOLLEYBALL from page A9Ocalas Pizzuti family made it a family affair, with all four, mom and dad Andrea and Kevin, and daughter Ava, 8, and son, Jackson, 10, all running races.By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com Dean Ward sat and Tammy Landeen reclined under a large palm tree in Battery Park Sunday afternoon and talked about handcycling. Alongside them were their spouses, and behind them, all standing, were their eldest daughters, both Panther cross country runners at Milton High School. Katalyn Landeen, a junior, had run a personal best in the 5K, 26:47, while the freshman, Wards daughter Becky, had crossed the nish line 30 seconds earlier to nish as the top female overall. The two young ladies each appeared pleased with their times, as did Tammy Landeen, who had ridden her handcycle 10 times farther and not quite twice as fast, in the UltraMarathon 50K. In 2:41:45, Tammy nished an hour and 15 minutes ahead of the top runner, a 5:13 minute mile compared to his 7:38, and the two girls roughly 8:30 miles. It was great. The headwind was rough on that second bridge, said Tammy. It was her rst marathon, her third race, a few weeks after she became part of the Paralyzed Veterans of America team, emblazoned across the red, white and blue jersey she wore Sunday. Tammys paralysis of the past eight years isnt combat-related, but it is serviceconnected. Her husband, Staff Sgt. Shawn Landeen, is stationed at Fort Stewart, freshly home from Afghanistan, and she too is an Army veteran, familiar with the camaraderie, the understanding, that comes with hanging out with veterans coping with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or amputations sustained in war. These days, Tammy swims, rides horses and scuba dives, but it wasnt always so smooth. To me, its about being able to do something again, she said. You get a feeling of loss when someone loses the ability to do something. When Tammy rst lost the use of her legs, 8-yearold Katalyn took it hard, fearful her mother might never leave the hospital. There was so much stuff I thought we couldnt do and life wasnt going to be fun anymore, said Katalyn. For Dean, 41, who fell out of a tree stand while hunting in Jan. 2009, its been a matter of returning to an exercise regimen and so he rides three or four days a week, not to become competitive, but to remain active. The biggest thing is to stay t while youre in a wheelchair, he said. And to do something other than sitting around all day. With my type of injury, its important for me. Im always hopeful that theyll be some medical breakthrough. I want to stay physically t for that reason. Deans wife Brandy, together with their sixth grade daughter Emily, said the family has adapted to Deans challenges. Its been a big adjustment, she said. Its all about attitude and choices and getting connected in the community. At rst it was scary. Because I didnt know what was going to happen. A sales rep for Kraft Foods for 18 years, Dean hasnt returned to work, but does a lot of volunteering. Hes back hunting and shing, even swimming, waterskiing and riding a jet ski. And he enjoys gardening again, handling raised beds a foot high off the ground. There again, its just an adaptation. he said. Theres a whole world of things you can still do. Just being in the water is very freeing.Step by step, one hand at a time The newly formed motocross racing team will be giving away free team calendars at a booth at the Florida Seafood Festival Nov. 1 and 2. The young bikers will be part of the festival parade, and the following day, theyll be racing in Riverside, Ala. In addition to the calendars, funded from donations from individuals and businesses throughout the county, the team will have their bikes on display for kids to check out, take photos and learn more about motocross. Pictured in poster above are team leader Chip Sanders, center, and team members Jon-Jon Carter, Trenton McClain, Preston McClain and David Dabo Frank. To learn more about the dB racing team, please visit us at Facebook.com/dirtbikeboyz850. SPEED DEMONsS DD AVID D AD D LE E RSTE E IN N | the TimesRelaxing after Sundays marathon are, Dean Ward and daughter Becky, left, and Tammy Landeen and daughter Katalyn, right. Sports

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LocalThe Times | A11Thursday, October 24, 2013Special to the TimesIt seems like library politics was just recently swirling around at the county level, but this week we celebrate the opening of the new Eastpoint branch of the Franklin County Public Library. The Apalachicola Municipal Library salutes the county library for its vision in trying to provide ever improving services to residents. Out of the rented storefronts on Island Drive, and into their new 5,000 square foot building, the Apalachicola library wishes them the best of luck, with a slight twinge of jealousy. So who benets from this? Everyone! Remember the bumper sticker Think Education is Expensive? Try Ignorance. Libraries provide everyone with access to knowledge of all kinds. Some just employ their reading skills to escape, although I nd I often learn things even from ction. Others use social media to stay connected, students tele-learn with online classes and assignments, and kids gaming (which is still a learning experience, I am told). Patrons looking for serious educational sources of information have the Florida Electronic Library, bookmarked on the desktop of each public computer at the AML. E-Government services are growing too, like AccessFlorida (DCF), Social Security, not to mention unemployment applications, and who can forget healthcare.gov? Books and computers are the twin pillars of library services in this modern age. Franklin County is indeed fortunate to have three outlets, two supported by the county, in Eastpoint and Carrabelle, and one supported solely by the city of Apalachicola, for a population of fewer than 12,000 residents. True, the geography is wide, but Wakulla County with more than twice the population has only one outlet. As the outlet in the county seat, the Apalachicola library feels its presence is important, even if it is not linked to the county and by extension the Wilderness Coast Public Libraries umbrella. Our history, to some extent, explains the geography. The county library has only been in existence for 20 years, while the ladies reading group, which then became the Philaco Club and then the city library, dates back to the 1890s, located in the county seat. The Apalachicola library would like to think that libraries are very important places in our world, in our cultural realm, and a necessity in our modern world. One last note: We, the whole community of libraries and users, wish Glenda Ondracek the very best in her second retirement. She has personally inspired my dedication to providing library services. She has shared with me some of her plans, and they sound fun and relaxing. We know she will probably be drawn back to Franklin County to visit, and we hope she will drop by both library systems on her way through. Thank you to those who have volunteered to sell books at the Nov. 1 and 2 Florida Seafood Festival. Two-hour time slots are still available. Call 653-8436 or email amlib@fairpoint. net, for Friday and Saturday slots. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436.Everyone benets from newest county library@THE LIBRARY Caty Greene The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed here were made, as noted, by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Oct. 15 Megan R. McClain, 18, Eastpoint, grand theft of a motor vehicle (FCSO) Oct. 16 Jimmy Estes, 48, Apalachicola, habitual driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO) Lorenzo B. ONeal, 56, Carrabelle, two counts on trespass on property after warning (CPD) Oct. 17 Harmony C. Everritt, 30, Apalachicola, disorderly intoxication and resisting ofcer without violence (APD) Angela L. Sheridan, 45, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication and resisting ofcer with violence (CPD) Lorenzo B. ONeal, 56, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Tomas A. Parker, 28, College Park, Ga., violation of probation (FCSO) Oct. 18 Ronald J. Page, 24, Apalachicola, eeing or attempting to elude a police ofcer (APD) Oct. 19 Tammy M. Stoutamire, 43, Havana, grand theft of a motor vehicle and reckless driving (CPD) Oct. 20 Douglas E. Mathews, 31, Apalachicola, domestic battery and trespass on property after warning (APD) Oct. 21 Katie Mathews, 27, Diamond Head, Miss., domestic battery and resisting ofcer with violence (FCSO) Pamela M. Moore, 52, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Arrest REPoORT CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 24, 2013 The Times | A11 92734T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 13-115-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. KATHRYN ROSS, et al.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated September 17, 2013, entered in Case No. 2013-CA-115 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Centennial Bank is the Plaintiff, and Kathryn Ross, a single woman, and John Campbell, a single man, 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 Inside Front Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on November 7, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to wit: Exhibit A Lot 8 Commence at concrete monument lying the Southeast corner of Section 25, Township 8 South Range 7 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 23 minutes 12 seconds East along the Easterly boundary of said Section 25 a distance of 99.44 feet to a re-rod, thence run North 89 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds East 2640.20 feet a 1 inch solid bar, thence run South 00 degrees 04 minutes 15 seconds West 99.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #679), thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds East 821.13 feet to a re-rod (marked #5826), thence run North 00 degrees 46 minutes 02 seconds East 725.48 feet to an iron pipe, thence run South 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East 725.95 feet to a re-rod (marked #5826), thence run South 00 degrees 05 minutes 41 seconds West 52.95 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the Northwesterly right-of-way boundary of School Road (Tip Tucker), thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary the following 10 courses: North 66 degrees 32 minutes 46 seconds East 57.09 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the left having a radius of 810.13 feet, through a centraI angle of 12 degrees 13 minutes 46 seconds, for an arc distance of 172.92 feet, chord being North 60 degrees 26 minutes 12 seconds East 172.59 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), North 54 degrees 19 minutes 42 seconds East 98.22 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the right having a radius of 774.33 feet, through a central angle of 25 degrees 17 minutes 49 seconds, for an arc distance of 341.88 feet, chord being North 66 degrees 58 minutes 51 seconds East 339.11 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), North 79 degrees 38 minutes 13 seconds East 109.70 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the left having a radius of 537.64 feet, through a central angle of 02 degrees 33 minutes 01 seconds, for an arc distance of 23.93 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds East 23.93 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue along said curve and said right-ofway boundary having a radius of 537.64 feet, though a central angle of 07 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds for an arc distance of 70.07 feet, chord being North 73 degrees 21 minutes 00 seconds East 70.02 feet to re-rod (marked #4261), thence run North 69 degrees 31 minutes 43 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 51.67 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 24 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds West 406.76 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), theme run South 66 degrees 02 minutes 09 seconds West 121.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 24 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds East 394.70 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a 2001 CAVC (Serial Number BCO1AL0130411, Title Number 83974984) 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 September, 2013. Marcia Johnson, Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 17, 24, 2013 92744T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE #2013 CA 116 CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Gulf State Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN, el al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure dated September 17, 2013, entered in Case No. 2013-CA-116 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Centennial Bank is the Plaintiff, and Charles Christopher Golden a/k/a Charles C. Golden and Alicia Massey Golden a/k/a Alicia M. Golden, husband and wife, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual defendants who are Donation yoga classes continueThe donation yoga classes are continuing at the Battery Park location despite the relocation of Kathy Jensen. Volunteers are teaching the classes, held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Battery Park city ofce conference room.AAdoption fees waived for spooky petsThe Humane Society is reducing and/or waiving adoption fees for the remainder of October for black dogs and black cats. You can adopt a fully vetted black dog for only $50! In addition, we are waiving the adoption fee for our black kittens and cats 6 months and older. With the weather cooling down we all need a little bundle of fur to curl up with. Dont miss this chance to give a cat or dog the home they have been waiting for.BBeekeepers eld day Nov. 2The University of Florida and its Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences is sponsoring the third annual Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Washington County Extension Ofce, at 1424 Jackson Avenue in Chipley. The Field Day and Trade Show are part of the 2013 Florida State Beekeepers Association meeting in Chipley. The trade show provides educational opportunities through hands-on activities and interaction with expert beekeepers. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. CT with registration. Classes will include Splitting Beehives, Whats the Buzz about Honey and Products of the Hive. There will also be a smoker lighting competition, door prizes and lunch will be served beginning at 12:15 p.m. CT. Registration is $15 per person and $10 for each additional family member; the registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. Those interested in attending should call the Franklin County Extension Ofce at 653-9337 to register no later than Oct. 25. Early registration is encouraged so organizers know how much food to prepare. Oyster farming workshop on Nov. 15The University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tentatively scheduled a second workshop on oyster farming on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Florida State University Coastal Marine Lab at Turkey Point. Dr. John Supan, Sea Grant oyster specialist, is scheduled to be the featured speaker. HHumane Society annual meeting Nov. 16The Franklin County Humane Society would like to invite the public and the members to the annual general meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Adoption Center,244 Highway 65, Eastpoint. The meeting will take place from 10:30 until 11 a.m., followed by an open house. Refreshments will be served and there will an opportunity for attendees to tour the facility and meet the staff. Of course, the event is pet friendly for friendly pets. The humane society is proud to serve the Franklin County community with the help of concerned citizens. It would not be possible to continue to help our less fortunate four legged friends without you. Come join us and show your support for the Franklin County Humane Society. News BRIEFsS

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A12| The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 4516876Annual Fall Auction St. Joe Rent-All 706 1st Street | Port St. Joe Saturday, October 26th 10 am EST Contents of 5 Mini-Storage Buildings Miscellaneous Items Belonging to St. Joe Rent-All Including, but not limited to: Golf Carts Misc. Electronics Lawn Mowers Misc. Rental Equipment Items, (Except Storage Buildings), may be viewed Friday, Oct. 25th, 1 -5 pm EST 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 Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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 Front Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on November 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: EXHIBIT A Begin. at an iron pipe on the beach of St.George Sound 1250 feet West of the East Section line of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and run West along the beach a distance of 371.30 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 489.38 feet and call this the place of beginning; thence continue North 50 feet, thence run East 135 feet, thence run South 50 feet, thence run West 135 feet to point of beginning. Being lot known as Lot Number 5 of Block Number 2 of Greater Eastpoint, and being in Fractional Section 31, Township .8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. ALSO: South 1/2 of Lot No. 6, (25 x 135) Block according to an unrecorded plat (1939 Greater Eastpoint) of the N.E. 1/4 of Fractional 31, T.8-S; R. 6-W. and further described by alternate metes and bounds due to the fact that the original points on the beach have been washed away, viz: From a point on the northerly boundary of the 100 foot highway (U.S. 319-98), 1565 feet West of the East Line of said Fractional Section 31, run North (true meridian 396 feet to a Point for Beginning: Run thence East 135 feet to the West boundary of the 45 foot shelled County Road. Thence North 25 feet. Thence West 135 feet. Thence South 25 feet to the point of beginning. SAME being a division of said Lot No. 6 conveyed by deed dated April 25, 1963 as recorded in Vol. at pages 527-528 of the Official Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after sale. DATED this 25th day of September, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 17, 24, 2013 92876T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2009CA-000707-CAXXXX CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHESTER N. KRAWCZUK; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of September, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000707-CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff and CHESTER N. KRAWCZUK; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A JASON DORMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, LOBBY, 2ND FLOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A Situated in the City of Carrabelle, County of Franklin, and State of Florida: And known as being commence at the Southeast corner of Section 20, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida; and Thence run South 89 deg. 58 West along the South boundary of said Section 20, a distance of 1179.95 feet; Thence run North 00 deg. 06 54 East 592.67 feet; Thence run North 89 deg. 57 08 East 60.00 feet; Thence run North 00 deg. 06 54 East 235.55 feet to the point of beginning. From said point of beginning continue North 00 deg. 06 54 East 234.45 feet to the Southerly rightof-way boundary of Grays Avenue; Thence North 89 deg. 57 East along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 185.80 feet, Thence run South 00 deg 54 West 234.45 feet; Thence run South 89 deg. 57 09 West 185.80 feet to the Point of beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850.517. 4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of September, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800 4412438 File No. 09-71996 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ clegalgroup.com October 24, 31, 2013 92878T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA000396 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. John Greg Fischer a/k/a John G. Fischer and Karen G. Dorminey Fischer a/k/a Karen G. Dorminey-Fischer a/k/a Karen Dorminey Fischer, Husband and Wife; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated September 17, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000396 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and John Greg Fischer a/k/a John G. Fischer and Karen G. Dorminey-Fischer a/k/a Karen G. Dorminey Fischer a/k/a Karen Dorminey Fischer, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Marcia M. Johnson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on December 12, 2013, following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 3 OF PLAT MADE FOR HERBERT L. COOK BY MAX W. KOLBOURNE, MARCH 01, 1960, AND FURTHER DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH MARKS THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, AS ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 17, 1958, BY FLORIDA ENGINEERING ASSOCIATED, INC., AND EXTEND A LINE NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 18 FOR 223.45 FEET; THENCE TURN 49 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 30 SECONDS RIGHT FOR 499.1 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD S-379-A FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING TURN 71 DEGREES 17 SECONDS RIGHT FROM THE LINE LAST DESCRIBED ABOVE FOR 645.3 FEET TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF KAPES BAYOU, THEN TURN 73 DEGREES 18 MINUTES LEFT ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF KAPES BAYOU FOR 104.4 FEET, THEN TURN 106 DEGREES 42 MINUTES LEFT FOR 661.8 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD S-379-A THEN TURN LEFT ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 3 DEGREE CURVE TO THE RIGHT FOR 101.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION PARCEL OF LAND IS IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PROPERTY BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY RECENT SURVEY DATED JULY 28, 2001, BY EDWIN G. BROWN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., BEARING JOB NUMBER 86-202 AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN OLD CONCREIE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 223.49 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 49 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 499.10 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-379-A FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 59 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 632.54 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF KAPES BAYOU, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 07 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 13.32 FEET, THENCE NORTH 37 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST 29.54 FEET, THENCE NORTH 68 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST 75.98 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 59 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST 663.07 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD NO. S-379-A, SAID CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 613.69 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 02 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 96.40 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 37 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 96.30 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID COMPOUND CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1950.08 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 49 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 39 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST 4.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin County, Florida Michele Maxwell DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-217940 FC01 WNI October 24, 31, 2013 92880T COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA -000014 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. BRIAN KOZAK; et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of September, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19-2011-CA000014, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and BRIAN KOZAK, GLORIA FITZGERALD, WILLIAM RICHARDSON and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A JIM LEMMOND IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Lobby 2nd Floor OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00AM on the 12th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK /E7, OF PICKETTS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850.577. 4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of September, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA.R.JUD.ADMIN 2.516 eservice@legalgroup.com File No. 10-41808 October 24, 31, 2013 95691T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, MARK JOHNSON & DEBORAH KING CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1418 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: UNIT 102 MARINERS VIEW CONDOMINIUMS FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTS OFFICE PARCEL NO: 29-07S-04W-1005-0000-01 02 Name is which assessed: BOLTON W. NEAL All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95695T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 507 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOT 15, GRAMERCY PLANTATION COMPLETE LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERKS OF CIRCUIT COURTS OFFICE PARCEL NO: 22-08S-06W-1000-0000-01 50 Name is which assessed: SANUALLAH SHEZAD and HELEN NITSIOS All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95693T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 830 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOT 3 BLOCK B HIDDEN HARBOR FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERKS OF CIRCUIT COURTS OFFICE PARCEL NO: 05-07S-01W-1100-000B-0 030 Name is which assessed: ELDORADO INVESTMENTS LTD All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95699T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, MARTHA M GHERARDI REVOCABLE TRUST, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1238 Year of issuance: 2008 Description of property: LOTS 1 and 2 BLOCK ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY-ONE (181) in the City of Apalachicola PARCEL NO: 01-09s-08w-8330-0181-00 10 Name is which assessed: JANE DAVIS and BURMA D. YOUNG All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95697T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 941 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: SECTION 31, T7S, R6W, IN FRANKLIN COUNTY FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERKS OF CIRCUIT COURTS OFFICE PARCEL NO: 31-08S-06W-0000-0020-00 00 Name is which assessed: CLAIB M. PUTNAL, JR. All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95701T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, TC TAMPA 1 LLC, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 861 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOTS 1, 2, 3, & 4 BLOCK 84 (247) KEOUGHS SECOND ADDITION IN CITY OF CARRABELLE W/1983 MOBILE HOME FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTS OFFICE PARCEL NO: 20-07S-04W-4212-0084-00 10 Name is which assessed: RANDALL W. SCOTT & DAVID SNYDER All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95703T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, MARTHA M. GHERARDI REVOCABLE TRUST, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 994 Year of issuance: 2007 Description of property: North 1/2 (one-half) LOT 8 BLOCK 139 APALACHICOLA PARCEL NO: 01-09S-08W-8330-0139-00 80 Name is which assessed: ROBERT E. ALLEN, JR. M.D. All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2013, which is the 4th day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29th day of September, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95735T NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FRANKLIN DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board proposes to amend and adopt policies as provided in the Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change: Franklin County School Board Policy Manual Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes The entire text of the proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the Willie Speed School Board meeting room in Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than November 07, 2013. Documents may be reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office, at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday -Friday. October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 Biker Consignment From bike parts to clothing, & anything to do w/ Bikers! Open Tue -Sat. 2001 Wilson Ave. P.C. 850-763-9009 Legion Fence Co. Wood Prvcy Vinyl & Almnm. Fence/Deck. Free Estimate 250-8275 Text FL68179 to 56654

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 24, 2013 The Times | A13 4516877Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic is seeking a technician to provide high quality patient care and customer service. Must be a friendly, dynamic, dependable, responsible team player. Veterinary/Medical experience preferred but on job training available. Only those seeking long term employment need apply. Competitive salary and benets. Please call for an interview 850-670-8306 or email resume to: drhulmer@yahoo.comVETERINARY TECHNICIAN WANTED 1119135The City of Carrabelle is accepting applications for a Water /Wastewater LaborerUnder 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 1119195 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:SHIPFITTERS FLUXCORE WELDERS PIPE WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS PIPEFITTERS Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace SalesSales RepsHalifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience.Territories Available In: Panama City Chipley Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business Conducting our solutions based approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. Reviewing the days successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience Bachelors degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEOs Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experiencedSales ManagerWho will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. Communicates and advocates the companys vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solutions ROI for the client. Requirements: Bachelors degree or comparable experience. Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. Successful record of team building and leadership. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 95877T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-206-CA AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256, Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE RUSSELL A/K/A BRUCE G. RUSSELL, MARTHA A. RUSSELL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CASPER FERMAN COX, JR., and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AUDEE E. LANGSTON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage, entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: Parcel 1: The North 250 feet of Lot 11, Block X, Lanark Beach Unit No. 1, as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 13, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: Commence at an old terra cotta monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 2, Township 8 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 00 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of said Section 2, a distance of 312.66 feet to a re-rod, thence run North 57 degrees 32 minutes 03 seconds East 97.34 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East 399.21 feet to a re-rod on the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, said point lying on a curve concave to the Northwesterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right of way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 1845.55 feet thru a central angle of 01 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds for an arc distance of 60.60 feet, the chord of said arc being North 47 degrees 33 minutes 48 seconds East 60.60 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West 218.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 43 degrees 18 minutes 22 seconds East 539.20 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 33 degrees 20 minutes 03 seconds East 96.89 feet to a concrete monument for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 33 degrees 20 minutes 03 seconds East 125.00 feet to an iron pipe on the Northwesterly right of way boundary of said U.S. Highway No. 98, said point lying on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right of way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 2324.83 feet thru a central angle of 02 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds for an arc distance of 101.08 feet, the chord of said arc being North 48 degrees 21 minutes 09 seconds East 101.07 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 33 degrees 20 minutes 03 seconds West 123.79 feet, thence run South 49 degrees 01 minutes 57 seconds West 100.90 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the same lands as the first parcel described in Official Records Book 254, Page 67 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on December 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk October 17, 24, 2013 96023T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13-293-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Aaron Wray, Franci G. Wray, Ida W. Garrett, Kathy Shelton and Magnolia Bay Homeowners Association, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Stipulated Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 8, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 23, 2014, the following described property Lot 1 (unrecorded) Commence at a 6 x 6 inch concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West 659.56 feet to a re-rod (marked 5826) lying on the Southerly right of way boundary of Twin Lakes Road, thence run North 89 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds West along said right of way boundary 455.86 feet to a re-rod (marked 7160) marking the point of beginning; from said point of beginning continue North 89 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds West along said right of way boundary a distance of 200.08 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving said right of way boundary run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West 214.87 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 42 minutes 40 seconds East 204.88 feet to a re rod (marked 7160); thence run North 00 degrees 48 minutes 43 seconds West 214.14 feet to the pain of beginning. Dated: October 11, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk October 24, 31, 2013 96065T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-00064-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF LINDA BLAIR MILLENDER, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of LINDA BLAIR MILLENDER, deceased, File Number 2013-00064-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the will is dated July 26, 1983. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 24, 2013. Personal Representative: Braxton Allen Millender 2125 Messer Road Carrabelle, FL 32322 Thomas M. Shuler of The Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1757 FL Bar No. 0947891 Attorney for Personal Representative October 24, 31, 2013 96067T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-00061-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIA W. VICKERS, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARIA W. VICKERS, deceased, File Number 201300061-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the will is dated July 26, 1983. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 24, 2013. Personal Representative: Charles Larry Bell 309 W. 7th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 Thomas M. Shuler of The Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1757 FL Bar No. 0947891 Attorney for Personal Representative October 24, 31, 2013 ADOPTION: Affectionate Financially Secure College Sweethearts await your baby. Carolyn & Chris 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Apalachicola: 105 6th St. Oct 26 & Nov 2nd 8:00am -4:00pmAntiques & More!Wardrobes, other furniture, and other household items. Nice stuff! Text FL69863 to 56654 Eastpoint : 994 C.C. Land Rd, Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 7:30pMOVING SALEPlease do not use the entrance at 989 Hwy 98 850-670-8375 Mexico Beach 42nd street Hwy 98 to 42nd St-watch for signs Oct. 26th 9 est-8 cstClassic yard saleAntiques, wicker, household, furniture, toys, decor, baby items, 3 families Text FL69840 to 56654 GUN SHOW Panama City FAIRGROUNDSOctober 26th & 27th SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. (407) 275-7233 floridagunshows.com Text FL62159 to 56654 Fine Quality AntiquesVictorian Armoire, tables and chairs. English & American. Beautiful finish. We are out of room. By appointment only. 850-653-3270 txt FL68457 to 56654 Food Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Breakfast Attendants, Housekeepers and Night AuditorsEmail resume to 10270@hotel.bestwestern.co m or apply in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34266989 Text FL66988 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairMediacomCommunicationsThe 7th largest cable company in the United States and covering over 23 states, has an immediate opening in Mexico Beach, FL for:ENTRY LEVEL INST ALLER No technical experience necessary. Performs installs for cable and high speed internet. Must have a valid drivers license. Mediacom offers competitive pay and great benefits along with advancement opportunities. For immediate consideration, visit our website at: www .mediacomcable.com/c areers Refer to Job 6169. Mediacom is an Equal Opportunity Employer Web ID#: 34268916 Text FL68916 to 56654 1BR Cottage850-643-7740 Text FL62204 to 56654 Carrabelle 3 br, 2 ba, all tile floors, newly remodeled inside All new appliances and heat pump. $750 per month + deposit. Call 850-697-4080 or 850591-5899 Turn to classifieds Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! 1119132 NOTICE OF JOB OPENINGThe Franklin County Emergency Management Director will consider applications for the following position: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATORGENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting the director for planning, operations and administrative work in coordinating and promoting a countywide, comprehensive emergency management prog ram, and for organizing plans for emergency preparedness, response and recovery operations for all natural, technological and manmade hazards affecting the county. JOB FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do include the implicit responsibility to assume the directors responsibilities, during the directors absence.) Will be responsible for coordinating all multi-hazard preplanning activities, as well as emergency response activities for all public, private and volunteer agencies within the jurisdiction. Develops updates and performs periodic testing of plans that will minimize the effects of disasters within the county. Coordinates emergency response and recovery operations for all hazards affecting the county. Develops and delivers public information programs. Performs related work as required. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Knowledge of the techniques involved in the development of emergency management programs. Possess a high level of initiative, proven leadership skills and a willingness to accept responsibility for direction of a team effort. Demonstrat e continuous and current training in emergency operations. Must be available and prepared to respond to any emergency/ disaster or potential emergency, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing and vision skills. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university, with an Associates Degree in emergency management, business, public relations or a related eld. Public sector experience preferred. A comparable amount of directly related experience may be substituted for the minimum educational requirements. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid drivers license. Must have certications in the Incident Command System (IS100, IS200, IS700, and IS800) and Professional Developing Series, or must be able to obtain them within the probationary period. Starting Salary: $29,882. APPLICATIONS: May be obtained and returned from the Franklin County Planning and Building Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite #1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Pam Brownell, Franklin County Emergency Management Director at 850-653-8977.APPLICATION SUBMITTAL DATE & TIME: Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 8, 2013. Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer and Drug-Free Workplace.

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, October 24, 2013Special to the TimesThe Florida Department of Health in Franklin County (DOH-Franklin) recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and reminds women to take charge of their health by getting regular mammograms. Oftentimes, in the beginning stages of breast cancer, lumps are too small to feel; signs and symptoms are not always present. A mammogram is the best test for nding breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. Women should talk to a licensed health care provider about how to get a mammogram and how often. The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County reminds women to take charge of their health by getting regular mammograms, said Marsha Lindeman, administrator, FLDOHFranklin. We offer screenings to uninsured women of low income who qualify through our breast and cervical cancer early detection program. Early protection is the best protection. Men may also get breast cancer, although it is not very common. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that approximately 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 410 will die annually, said Helen Cook, ARNP, FLDOH-Franklin. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DOHFranklin participated in breast cancer awareness screenings, on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23 at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. A second breast cancer awareness screening will be at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Franklin County School in Eastpoint. For more information about the DOH Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, contact us at 653-2111. For more information about breast cancer in men, visit the visit the National Cancer Institutes website. For general information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, visit www.cancer.gov/, the CDCs site at www. cdc.gov/, or the Florida Cancer Data System at http://fcds.med.miami. edu/. Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness 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) Whats basically a spork with a sharp edge like a knife called? Splade, Spoonsaw, Sporknife, Sploon 2) When were the rst Cadillacs produced that signaled the dawn of the tail n era? 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952 3) What was the Tower Commission established to investigate? Roswell incident, JFK death, Watergate, IranContra Affair 4) In the game of Monopoly there are how many properties that can be built upon? 22, 24, 26, 28 5) What is/was the Atkins diet mainly about watching? Red meat, Sweets, Carbohydrates, Liquids 6) During the original Star Trek series, what color shirt was worn by those most likely to die in an episode? Blue, Orange, Red, Green 7) In the 1950s who came out with his and her cars, the La Comte and La Comtesse? Chrysler, Hudson, Chevrolet, Packard 8) When did Michael Jordan take and make his last shot as a Chicago Bull? 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 9) What country administers the colony of Gibraltar? USA, Great Britain, Spain, India 10) In medieval times what was commonly rolled in butter and swallowed to combat the plague? Pebble, Cockroach, Snail, Spider 11) Whose quotes included, One may smile, and smile, and be a villain? Shakespeare, Nixon, Aristotle, Mother Teresa ANSWERS 1) Splade. 2) 1948. 3) Iran-Contra Affair. 4) 22. 5) Carbohydrates. 6) Red. 7) Chrysler. 8) 1998. 9) Great Britain. 10) Spider. 11) Shakespeare. 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