The Apalachicola times


Material Information

The Apalachicola times
Physical Description:
H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication:
Apalachicola Fla
Apalachicola Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
Publication Date:


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


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

Record Information

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

Related Items

Preceded by:
Apalachicola tribune
Preceded by:
Apalachicola herald

This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text


xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, May 1, 2014 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: 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 Pride committee seeks citywide traf c study By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com A meeting Tuesday night of Apalachicolas revitalized Community Pride Partnership has recommended city of cials embark on a comprehensive traf c study to take a closer look at the patterns of speed and stoppage throughout the city. Attended by two dozen city residents, the largest turnout to date, the consensus was that city commissioners not act on turning two Commerce Street intersections downtown, at Avenues D and E, into four-way stops. The community pride gathering did not register an opinion on a third request now pending before the commission, to turn the 11th Street and Avenue F intersection into a four-way stop. That request has been made by Brent Mabry, who said he plans to push for the change because of motorists who speed down the street to avoid the traf c light at 12th Street and Avenue E. City Administrator Betty Taylor Webb conducted the community pride meeting, recording the many comments made by the group, which included both downtown merchants and neighborhood residents. The clearest and most emphatic consensus reached by the group was opposition to adding more speed bumps in the city, with some calling for the removal of existing bumps. I live on 15th Street, and they came in and put bumps on Avenue M and now Avenue L, Leon ONeal said. I have to detour both streets to get to 12th Annual riverfront festival shines like a dubloon By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Carrabelles annual Riverfront Festival last weekend wasnt aky and it wasnt fakey. No, it was shy and it was fun, and it showed what a genuine down-home event is all about. Were friendly folks over here, unpretentious and welcoming, and thats what the festival represents, said Steve Allen, one of the chief organizers of an event carried out by Carrabelle CARES and the City of Carrabelle. Now in its 24th year, the festival Friday evening and all day Saturday was the picture of relaxed order and careful planning, as more than 80 vendors and exhibitors, hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors collaborated to make it a success. I think were putting together a very unique, highquality festival for a little town, said Allen. Im so happy of the way things are going with partnerships. Chief among those collaborations was the new homestyle food court known as Gullets Cove, to t into the festivals theme of Pirates of the Carrabellean -The Treasure of Gullets Cove. Sponsored by Sea Crest Realty and Sandy Beach Properties, the food court featured mullet dinners, a low country boil, hamburgers and hot dogs, blooming onions, and plenty of fresh baked goods, all prepared by non-pro t participants who included the Christian Bowhunters, the Carrabelle and Eastpoint Churches of God, the Carrabelle UMCs Gods Ministry to the Needy, the Fasbenner family searches for answers By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Quiet for the last month as authorities probed the shooting that shattered their lives, the family of Charles Thomas Wayne Bubba Fasbenner Jr. is speaking out in hopes of securing justice in an April 3 incident that cost the 20-year-old man his life. Bubbas grandparents, Buddy Wayne and Carolyn Butler; his sister, Heather Maxwell; and his cousin Karen Sanders all met Monday with Assistant State Attorney Jarred Patterson in their search for answers. The way it looks, its up to the sheriffs department, Buddy Wayne Butler said. Theyre waiting on them. They havent got nothing yet. They said its still ongoing. Alan Davis named publisher of News Herald From Staff Reports PANAMA CITY A new publisher is taking the reins at The News Herald and assuming leadership over the other newspapers and related websites across Halifax Media Groups (HMG) central region, it was announced Monday. Alan Davis, currently the regional publisher for Alabama Community Group and publisher of The Dothan Eagle, owned by BH Media Group, will join The News Herald on May 15. Ive been interested in the Panama City area for several years, Davis said. Things are moving in the right Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . . A11 ALAN DAVIS CHARLES BUBBA FASBENNER Speeders need their lumps, not bumps APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY PRIDE PARTNERSHIP: See SPEEDERS A5 See FASBENNER A5 See PUBLISHER A5 CARRABELLE SEIZED BY RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times ABC kindergarten Justin Massey, visiting with his grandmother Olivia Massey, hunts for treasure as Patchy the Pirate. Inset, Ventriloquist Cole Tucker performs with Snoopy. Steve Allen performs as a Samurai warrior for recycling in the Fishy Fashion Show. See more photos from the festival on the Apalachicola Times Facebook page. See PIRATES A5 VOL. 129 ISSUE 1 Tracking the turtles, A8 Author to sign books Friday Cassandra King will sign books for the public at 1 p.m. at the Willoughby Marshall lecture Friday, May 2, at the Apalachicola Museum of Art, 96th Fifth St. King, best-selling author of The Same Sweet Girls, The Sunday Wife and the recently released Moonrise, is the featured speaker at the sold out lecture and luncheon. Proceeds will go to the Apalachicola Area Historical Societys Chapman School Cultural Arts Fund. For more info, call 653-9550. Apalachicola library book sale Saturday The Apalachicola Municipal Librarys spring Book Sale will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in front of the library, 74 Sixth St. New and used books for all ages and bargain prices, plus raf e tickets to win an oversized bird book full of gorgeous color photos. Your purchase will help support Apalachicolas local independent library. Rio Carrabelle photo exhibit continues Photographer and adventurer John Guider presents images taken as part of a solo voyage along the Gulf and Atlantic Coast at the Rio Carrabelle Art Gallery, 102 St James Ave., downtown Carrabelle. The exhibit, The River Inside a Personal Journey, includes photographs taken from a small boat during a series of Guiders solo voyages down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, east along the Gulf Coast, around the Big Bend to Key West, then up the Atlantic Coast to New York City and the Hudson River to the Great Lakes. For more info, visit


Local A2 | The Times Thursday, May 1, 2014 Special to the Times Saturday will be a busy day in Apalachicola as scores of visitors are expected for the 22nd Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola on Friday and Saturday, May 2 May 3. This years theme, And the Livin Is Easy is as apropos to the grand Gothic Revival home and the beautiful Queen Anne abode as it is to the precious bungalow and all sizes and sorts in between. All of the homes featured on this years tour are vintage homes with interesting histories, contemporary touches and homeowners who take pride in their houses and have found a perfect t for their unique style in this community. Featured house for the 2014 tour is the home of Briana Wheatly, built for George H. Whiteside, owner and operator of the Apalachicola Ice and Canning Company, in the Gothic Revival Style, circa 1872. At one point in its history, the house was altered for use as a boarding house, but eventually, it reverted to its single-family dwelling status. A recent major renovation involved the addition of a large kitchen and half bath. On view are many articles of interest that the homeowner has collected in her travels. Plein Air paintings, as well as art work from local artists in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Seaside, number among them. Other homes on the tour include the DoddDenisGalloway House at 187 Ave. C, constructed circa 1900 by the Glass family; the long-time occupants of the home were the Dodds. The current owners engaged in an extensive renovation of the property with a goal to retain the original character of the Gulf Coast cottage. Also the V.G. Sangaree Huntington House at 173 Ave. C, built in 1949 for a local undertaker to replace a two-story home that once stood on the property. Timbers used in this house were retrieved from the ruins of St. Patricks Catholic Church after it burned in the early 20th century. Also, the Ronat Sangaree Seibert House at 110 17th St., a coastal cottage, reputedly more than 100 years old, constructed of cypress and heart pine, both indigenous materials to the area. Also, the Hoffman Dosik House at 47 11th St., a Gulf Coast style cottage built in 1892 and moved to its present location in 1960. Also Lynn Haven, the Porter-Spohrer House at 127 Ave. B, a grand Queen Anne home built by Richard Gibbs Porter in 1898. An 1856 Steinway grand piano is quite noteworthy, and at the rear of the house, an art studio is the latest addition. Also, the Lauver Sawyer House, at 50 10th St., an early 20th century cottage that measures only 800 square feet and is a perfect example of how well one can live in a small space. Also, the Richardson Gallant House at 203 9th St. a newly completed home with subtle colors and nished detail sensitive to its woodsy environment; and the Dagenhart House at 174 1/2 Frederick S. Humphries St., a Charleston style house which replaced a tiny shotgun house on a half-lot. A collection of bird houses, an antique collection of snow globes, and art work collected over decades of travel add personal touches to this modern home. Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church will be held on Friday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m., the traditional opening for the home tour. It will be followed by a reception to which all are invited. Homes will be open only on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On May 3, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. Please visit the tour website at Coupon Expir es: 5-15-14 CODE: AP00 4518161 NO W OPEN Frida y Satur da y and Sund a y 11AM to 6PM 107 2nd Street in P ort St. Joe, FL 32456 850 .340 .097 4 www .beachg lamour galore. com like us on F aceboo k B ea chw ear Hats J ew elr y Han db ags An d Mor e BILL MILLER REAL T Y 850 697 3751 3310 570 0658 $1,000 D O W N E A C H 2 U S 98 C O M M L O T S 5 L O T S L ANARK BEA CH 400 + C O M M U S 98 & G U L F ADJ T O L ANARK M ARINA 8 5 0 K 1.27 A C L O T B C H A C C E S S $80,000 50 X 150 G U L F L O T $35,000 C/B H O M E 3 1 1 2 C O R.L O T S C I T Y $49,500 4 CIT Y L O T S OFF H W Y 67 $15,000 MIH 2 CRNR L O T S BLK $ ST ORE REDUCED $ 3 9 5 0 0 2 A CA T RIVER U T I L I N $39,500 DONT MISS THE SILENT AUCTION A sealed-bid auction will be a part of Saturdays Home and Garden Tour festivities. The auction will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a wide range of items. Winning bidders may pick up items by 3 p.m. Items to be auctioned include three elegant brass chandeliers, a16 pearl necklace appraised at $1,500, a 60-year-old Delft plate, a Dhurrie and other ne rugs, a pair of signed Orefors Swedish glass candlestick holders, an 1800s Pennsylvania pressed glass castor set, an antique cut glass cream and sugar and realistic life size leather Toucan. Also featured will be antique and mid-century modern furniture, an icon of Christ by Phyllis Blake who wrote the Stations of the Cross in Trinity church, a silver deposit rose bowl, a handmade ceramic octopus by Anne Eason, a 1950s Evinrude 3-hp folding motor, a St. George Island beachfront vacation rental, a number of oil paintings, watercolors and photographs. Livin is easy at Saturdays home, garden tour The Whiteside-Wheatley House at 147 Ave. D The Richardson-Gallant House at 203 9th St. A 1950s Evinrude 3-hp folding motor is among the auction items Several oil paintings and watercolors will be auctioned. An antique cut glass cream and sugar will be auctioned. The Dagenhart Home at 174 1/2 Frederick S. Humphries St. The Dodd-Denis-Galloway House at 187 Ave. C Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES


The Times | A3 Thursday, May 1, 2014 By Elinor Mount-Simmons Special to the Times Over 200 Seahawk stu dents from grades 8-12 vis ited the Franklin County Schools third annual Col lege & Career Fair on April 17, and with 58 professionals in the Seahawk multi-pur pose building representing 32 different vendors, it was the biggest one ever. Sponsored by the Beta Honor Society, the event was from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and during that time, students, faculty, staff and others toured the many ven dors, which included repre sentatives from colleges, the military, governmental and childcare agencies, medi cal eld, and other areas of interest. Post-secondary schools offering a variety of educa tional opportunities were on hand, including new comers Aveda Institute and Troy University, who joined schools that attended be fore, such as Florida A & M University, Florida State University, with both their Panama City and Tallahas see campuses present, Gulf Coast State College, both the Gulf/Franklin and Panama City campuses, Keiser Uni versity and the University of West Florida. Aveda, a top-of-the-line national cosmetology school with a campus in Tallahas see, and recently-opened hair salon in Apalachicola, brought along a hair manne quin and demonstrated hair styling techniques at their table. Also on hand to share vital information about nancial aid was a repre sentative from the Florida Department of Education, a table most seniors made a point of stopping by. A military presence was available via the Marine Corps and the Navy, and from the state of Florida, several departments includ ing corrections, sh & wild life, forestry service, health department and highway pa trol. Also participating were many county governmental agencies, such as the clerk of courts, extension agent, property appraiser, sheriffs ofce, and tax collector. Other organizations new this year included childcare advocates, represented by Davis Child Development Center (Apalachicola) and Early Education and Care (Apalachicola and Panama City); medical eld Phoenix Family Health Care Center and Weems Hospital; and human resource-Career Source Gulf Coast (formerly Work Force Development). Rounding out the list of 32 vendors were Apala chicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Apala chicola Police Department, Centennial Bank, Sanders & Duncan PA, and Fairpoint Communications, all longtime supporters of this an nual Seahawk event. Stationed all around the multi-purpose building, as well as in the center, the ven dor representatives stood beside their assigned tables and shared information about their eld of expertise. Students were offered items from most, too, taking away pamphlets, booklets, calen dars, as well as backpacks, bags, candy, pencils, pens, cups, stress balls and many other trinkets all eagerly gathered as they meandered throughout the area. Several vendors had in teractive setups and handson demonstrations, such as special goggles from the sheriffs ofce that when worn, simulated drunk driv ing. A couple vendors even had drawings for special prizes. One special feature of the fair was a trailer from Gulf Coast State College touting their Advanced Tech nology Center. Placed near the back door of the multipurpose building, students ventured inside the trailer to see amazing advances in computerization, such as 3D printing. Superintendent Nina Marks and School Board Member Pam Shiver stopped by the Beta Clubs event, toured the many ven dors and both shared their excitement with me as they departed, including their thanks for bringing such a great event to the Seahawk campus. School Board member Teresa Ann Mar tin, an employee with the tax collectors ofce, helped man her employers booth, but also took time to visit other vendors and shared remarks with me as to how impressed she was with the number of vendors repre sented, as well as sharing her thanks to Beta Club. At the conclusion of the event, after all vendors had taken down displays, boxed up leftover materials, and heaved a sigh of relief, they were treated to lunch pre pared by the Seahawk Cu linary Academy. Served in one of the classrooms in the multi-purpose building, just about all 32 vendors re mained and enjoyed the de licious meal, which included grilled chicken, Mediterra nean couscous salad with spinach, French bread, dev ils food cookies with nuts, banana pudding, lemonade and tea. Not only was the meal prepared and served by the culinary students, but the students fullled the roles of wait staff and buss ers, too, providing guests a full dining experiencing. In thanking the vendors for their support and participa tion, I informed them that the meal they were enjoying was prepared by the bud ding chefs of our culinary program and they were in awe, giving the students an enthusiastic round of applause. Culinary students in volved in this project were Amanda Anthony, Evange lina Ducker, Trinity Hender son, Christian Jones, Bailey Lee, Kayne Pitts-Sullivan, Samantha Sand, Tristan Shiver, Matthew Turner, with their instructor Debo rah Fletcher. These stu dents also visited the ven dors tables during the fair and Pitts-Sullivan remarked that he had a great time, especially talking to the lady from Keiser. Pitt-Sullivan, who loves to cook, is very good at it, and is considering a career in that eld, added that hes thinking about go ing to Keiser. As Beta Club was the Se ahawk group that sponsored the event, members-in-good standing helped with the set-up and take down, be fore and after the event, and were assigned to assist the vendors during the fair. Beta assistants were executive board members president Brook Pittman, secretary Aaliyah West, Kelsey Jones, Samantha Marxsen and Morgan Martin, along with members Andrea Cupid, Corey Bratton, Deborah Dempsey, Jathan Martin, Adriane Reeder, Chaseon Taranto, Lea Venable, Adri ane Vilchez, and Bria Walk er. According to Pittman, who along with Marxsen and West worked very hard during the planning stages, making follow-up phone calls to verify vendors, see ing so many students walk ing all around checking out all that was there, made all the work worth it. Jones, a junior, said he enjoyed this one and Im already making plans for next years. With faculty, staff and guest, along with approxi mately 60 representatives of the 32 vendors, the at tendance of Beta Clubs special event was a little above 300 people. As spon sor of the Beta Club, I was very excited to work on this special project with the Beta members and tremendously pleased with the outcome of the third annual fair. Bring ing such valuable informa tion to our campus so stu dents can see the plethora of opportunities available to them post-graduation is another stride towards ful lling our schools motto . Together we are building a brighter future, one student at a time. This event, which shares such valuable infor mation from so many sourc es, is one more way to help the Seahawk students soar towards their bright future and thats what its all about. Also offering Beta great assistance with the plan ning of the fair was principal Eric Bidwell and high school guidance counselor Roder ick Robinson, as well as Se ahawk colleagues Dolores Croom, Charles Justice, Mi chael Sweatt, Melissa West. Big thanks also to Nikki Millende, director of county parks and recreation. Elinor Mount-Simmons is a longtime teacher in the Franklin County Schools. e A p a l ac hico l a B a y C h a r t er S c h o o l (AB C S c h o o l) i s s o lici t in g p r o p os a l s f r o m q u a lie d co n s t r uc t io n r m s f o r co n s t r uc t io n o f a n d/o r r ep a v in g p a r k in g lo t a r e a s a t t h e s c h o o l lo c a t e d in A p a l ac hico l a. e p r o p os a l p ac ka g e c a n b e p ic k e d u p o n M a y 20, 2014, @ 2:00 PM, a t t h a t t im e t h er e w i l l a l s o b e a wa l kt hr o ug h f o r t h e si t es in q ues t io n. er e w i l l b e t hr e e (3) a r e a s addr es s e d On e(1) n e w p a r k in g a r e a a n d t w o (2) r es ur facin g a r e a s. e p ac ka g e c a n b e m a i le d o r dr o p p e d o a t t h e AB C S c h o o l A t t n: K ur t D ug ga n, 98 12t h S t, A p a l ac hico l a, FL 32320 o n o r b ef o r e M a y 30, 2014 a t 3:30 PM. P r o p os a l s m u s t b e in a s e a le d en v e lo p e a n d c le a r l y m a r k e d: P r o p os a l AB C S c h o o l p a v in g p r o j e c t A n y q ues t io n s r ega r din g t hi s s o lici t a t io n c a n b e dir e c t e d t o K ur t D ug ga n, b y em a i l o n l y a t @k d ug ga n@a b ce a g les.o r g e B id s w i l l p u b lic a l l y b e o p en e d a t t h e AB C S c h o o l o n J un e 2@ 2:00PM. SHARON SOLOMON | Special to the Times Taking part at the state science fair are, from left, Duncan Whaley, Bryce Kent and Hailey Gay. Three Seahawks complete at state science fair Special to the Times Franklin County held its rst ever Forgotten Coast Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 6 at the Franklin County School Multipurpose Building. All Franklin County middle and high school students who placed rst or second in their school fair catego ries were invited to attend. Franklin County School and ABC Charter School students competed for chances to attend the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair April 8-10 in Lakeland. The regional fair director, Sharon Solomon, said she was thrilled to see the regional fair through to comple tion. She has been trying to relocate the regional fair to Franklin County for 30 years. Until this year, Solomon said Franklin County had to travel to Quincy to partici pate in the West Bend Regional Fair, a fuel expense and major inconvenience for students and parents. The following is a list of the overall winners that were eligible to go to the Florida State Science and En gineering Fair: ABC School seventh grader Andrew Nguyen, Fans and Airow: Cool Computer Franklin County seventh grader Duncan Whaley Is there lead in the soil? ABC School seventh graders Hailey Gay and Bryce Kent, Play Ball Franklin County School eighth grader Dalyn Sheridan, Archery-Broadhead Speed Franklin County School eighth grader Jack Har ris-Franklin County School-Which stain remover works best? Gay, Kent, and Whaley went to State Science and Engineering Fair, in Lakeland, on April 8-10.. In order to attend the state fair, students had to win one of eight overall placements at the regional fair in Franklin Coun ty. Solomon, along with a dedicated group of parents, chaperoned the three children that competed. Whaley won the Hernando Region Award and a check for $25 for his project on testing for lead in the soil around his home. Gay and Kent won the American Physics Soci ety Award and a check for $50 for their team project on the physics of playing ball. The children were compet ing against more than 900 children in middle and high school throughout the state. College and Career Fair is largest ever P HO T OS SPECI AL T O T H E T I M E S TOP: Soudra Davis of Davis Child Development Center with Seahawk juniors Tressie Buffkin and Robyn Segree, right. BOTTOM: Representatives from Weems Hospital brought in an ambulance stretcher for their display. From left are Heather Huron, Howard Wesson, Glenn Padowitz and Donna Taratoot. Schools


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 OPINION Thursday, May 1, 2014 A Section In case you had not noticed, the library of 2014 is not just a quiet place to borrow books! My vision for Franklin County Public Library is that of the hub of a wheel in the community, offering services to all the diverse groups of Franklin County residents, no matter what age. Both the Eastpoint and Carrabelle branches offer both materials and services that we believe set us apart from other agencies. For Franklin County residents, a library card is free! This card is like a passport to opportunities for those looking for books, e-books, e-audio books, DVDs and even video games. We are excited about our collection of books and new books we bring in, along with new DVDs for entertainment, and now video games for the youth of Franklin County. As of May 1, we now carry Wii, PS2 and PS3 and Xbox 360 games available for checkout. Both libraries offers services like photo copying, printing from USB, scanning to email/ USB, laminating service, computer assistance and Interlibrary loan for books we do not have at either branch. If you are looking for help with computer applications for e-government assistance like food stamp assistance or Social Security Disability, the library staff would be happy to help in any way we can. Free programs are another part of our library world at both branches, including something for almost every age. There are monthly programs for adults, including book discussions, writers groups and yoga at both libraries. For the children, we offer a Mommy & Me program for ages 2 to 7, where both children and their parents meet for stories, games, crafts and activities just for them. For the youth that are almost teenagers, we have The Vault, which is a program just for tweens. For movie lovers, we have Saturday Cinema Day @ the Library at noon the third Saturday of each month. Newly released family movies will be shown and to capture your interest; we will let you guess which movie we have selected to show. We also have Adult Cinema @ the Library on the fourth Friday night of each month at the Eastpoint Branch. We will also advertise monthly with a guessing game of what movie will be showing. We offer free refreshments to movie goers! Special events are part of our calendar, too. May is jammed with activities including the following: Monday, May 12: Free haircuts for seniors. At the Eastpoint Branch, Stacey from Staceys Hair Design will cut your hair for free if you are over 60 from 10 a.m. to noon. Monday, May 12: Coupons will be given to Carrabelle seniors over 60 from the Carrabelle Clip and Snip shop. There are a limited number of coupons, so dont miss out. Friday, May 16: Rock by the Sea will be bringing professional musicians into the Eastpoint Library at 4 p.m. These musicians will be available to talk and listen to teen talent of Franklin County. There will be free snacks before the event. At the end of May, Franklin County Public Library will be partnering with the Franklin County Humane Society and will showcase kittens ready for adoption. If you may be thinking about adoption, the library might be your rst stop. Dont forget the Friends annual Putt-Masters MiniGulf tournament hosted by Red Pirate in Eastpoint. This year it will at noon May 31. There are openings to play on a team, sponsor a team or just join in the fun. All proceeds from this event will help Franklin County Public Library. Maybe you could win a trophy for your team. For more information about any of these programs, materials or events, either stop by at either library or just call the Eastpoint branch at 670-8151 or the Carrabelle branch at 697-2366. Anne Birchwell is the director of the county library system. Special to the Times All Childrens Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is reminding parents of the importance of getting children vaccinated during World Immunization Week (April 23-30) and National Infant Immunization Week (April 26 to May 3). From vaccinations causing autism to multiple vaccinations overwhelming the immune system, doctors have heard it all, said Dr. Juan Dumois, clinical practice director for pediatric infectious disease and chairman of the division of infectious disease at All Childrens Hospital. However, its important that parents truly understand the truth about these myths and recognize that vaccines are one of the most effective methods of preventing serious diseases in their children and the spread of these diseases to others. American Academy of Pediatrics statistics show 85 percent of health care providers have had a parent refuse a vaccine each year. During World Immunization Week and National Infant Immunization Week, All Childrens Hospital urges parents to follow the immunization guidelines set by the AAP recommending the necessary immunizations for children by age 2 that protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases such as whooping cough and measles. MYTH 1: VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM By far the most common reason parents refuse vaccines is a 1998 study by Dr. Andrew Wake eld that suggested the MMR vaccine led to autism in children. However, many of the worlds major medical organizations have dismissed the study because it falsi ed data. In fact, todays latest research shows factors such as genetics, issues with the mothers pregnancy and brain abnormalities are more likely to lead to autism not immunizations. MYTH 2: VACCINES HAVE TOO MANY SIDE EFFECTS AND WEAKEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Vaccinations dont weaken the immune systems response. In fact, vaccines are one of the most effective methods of ghting diseases. Vaccines also reduce the chance of diseases spreading to the rest of the population. As for side effects, reactions to vaccines are typically minor but could include fever or redness, swelling or soreness at the site where the shot was given. If your child presents with more serious symptoms, call your doctor. Remember, while a shot may cause minor pain for your child, it is nothing compared to the suffering of a potentially deadly disease. MYTH 3: VACCINES ARE TOO EXPENSIVE Many health departments actually provide infants, children and teens with free immunizations, and studies have shown that for every dollar spent on immunizations, $3 is saved on direct health costs, and $10 is saved on societal costs. The same study found that immunizations prevent 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease, saving $13.5 billion in direct costs. By MELANIE G. TAYLOR Special to the Times As you are clearing out clutter, sprucing up and getting ready for summer, you should also start your nancial spring cleaning by guring out where you stand nancially. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1. Get organized Build a personal nancial ling system; get out your nancial paperwork and le it in order of importance. Separate bills that way, you can track them as they come in, reducing the chance of missed or late payments. Use a plastic tote for a ling cabinet. These keep your les dry and are easy to carry from one room to the next should you need to. 2. Create a budget How much money do you have? Are you spending more than you earn? If you dont have a spending record, start one. You can still get on with your nancial spring cleaning today. If you havent been keeping a record, just make a deliberate effort to start now. Try to note all your spending for the next month, right down to the soda from the vending machine. Then, in a months time, youll be able to see where your money is going and, hopefully, see some areas where you can cut back. 3. Pay off debt Now, lets discuss what most people agonize over, but is a very important subject: debt. If you have any debt beyond a mortgage, you should try to focus on paying off this debt as quickly as possible. It is also important to try to negotiate your interest rates down with your credit card company if you can. Although this option may not be available to everyone, especially if your credit is not good, its worth trying. If you are not successful in reducing your interest rates, you can use these steps to reduce debt: Stop using credit; charging new items increases the balances on what you already owe on your credit cards. Do not open new lines of credit. Request a free copy of your credit report from www. and honestly assess the problem. Understanding your situation helps when trying to resolve debt issues. Stop denying that you have a debt problem and work on it. You can analyze your debts using Powerpay at http://powerpay. org. This website gives you a personalized report and plan to reduce your debt based on your input. Break your debt load into manageable chunks; de ne your goal and focus on reducing manageable amounts. Melanie G. Taylor is extension agent for family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development for UF/IFAS Extension in Franklin and Gulf counties. Page 4 Tree removal is change for the better I would like to be the rst to say thank you to the City of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson and all parties involved for cutting down that ugly tree on Water Street next to 13 Mile Seafood. It was so nice to see the water driving down Avenue E again. Dustin Martina Eckstine epitomized who a minister should be The Rev. Joseph Cromer Eckstine died on Friday, March 21, and his service of committal was held at Trinity Episcopal Church Apalachicola. Rev. Eckstine served as minister of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Panama City from 1987 through 1989. During his ministry there, I served as an elder of the church. After retiring there, he served as supply minister at churches in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Many years later, the Rev. Eckstine conducted the funeral of my rst wife, Kendall H. Middlemas, and performed the marriage of my daughter Kendall and her husband, Steve, as well as my marriage to my present wife, Kay. Obviously, I knew Rev. Eckstine well, and I must say that I have never known a kinder nor gentler man. To me he was the epitome of what a minister should be. He understood and embraced the meaning of duty. He was a combat infantryman in Germany during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He would be honored throughout his life, for his fortitude and heart. In 1990, the Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta awarded its Distinguished Alumni Award to him. Included in the resolution of that presentation were these words: For his extraordinary leadership and service in the inner city (Macon, Georgia), serving the poor, the imprisoned, and the outcast, giving himself tirelessly to the mission of breaking down barriers of age, race, and class that divide Gods people And For his remarkable sensitivity to the basic needs of persons, caring for their welfare and helping them to develop their potential and worth. And For his humility, his rm stand against bigotry, his commitment to education, his participation in city planning and many civic projects in the name of Jesus Christ. I can only aspire to be such a person, but I fear that I fall far short, that I do not measure up to that. But the Rev. Joseph C. Eckstine did measure up. I pray that we nd leaders throughout the world who will aspire to the guiding principles that governed Joseph Eckstines life. John Robert Middlemas Panama City Library not just for borrowing books LIBRARY CORNER Anne Birchwell Breaking down childhood immunization myths Spring clean your nances Letters to the EDITOR Send your letters to: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Email: dadlerstein@star .com Telephone 850-653-8894 Fax: 850-653-8893 Comments from readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. The Times editorial page is intended as a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged freely. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. This street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Times reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. Share Your OPINIONS Its important that parents ... recognize that vaccines are one of the most effective methods of preventing serious diseases in their children and the spread of these diseases to others. Dr. Juan Dumois All Childrens Hospital


Local The Times | A5 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Street. Its really beginning to be something. ONeal pressed Taylor-Webb to look into whether the city is liable for accidents or injuries caused to bicyclists or skateboarders by the speed bumps and what their effect is on emergency vehicles. Harry Arnold said he was 100 percent against speed bumps. I think they all should be taken up. Even Jerry Weber, a longtime ad vocate of speed bumps on the north end of Seventh Street where he lives, said he was not advocating for speed bumps elsewhere, but only where the residents on a particu larly troublesome street can agree they are necessary. Before long, youre going to have speed bumps all around town and you cant go two blocks with out hitting one, Bobby Miller said. Even if you hit one of those speed bumps, its going to jar your car and youre going to tear something up. Stop signs, speed limits draw disagreement There was not nearly as much complete agreement on the matter of stop signs and speed limits, about which there was much discussion. Pointing to a large city map where she indicated with markers where stop signs and speed bumps had been added in recent years, Taylor-Webb said these trafc con trol devices had grown out of an earlier safety committees informal assessment of the entire city. They felt people were speeding too much through residential ar eas, she said. It was to slow traf c and protect people in congested areas. Taylor-Webb said the commit tee took inventory of stop signs in the city, which led to adding sev eral two-way and four-way stops, some of which were later removed because of opposition by residents or disapproval from county or state ofcials. There is discussion now of hav ing too many stops in town. People are really not pleased with that, she said. We want to talk about some solutions. Do we want some clear through streets so you dont have to stop? Miller said he could remember when there were few stop signs in town. Now youre stopping and starting. Taylor-Webb said historically, the citys avenues were thoroughfares along which motorists did not have to stop. City Commissioner Brenda Ash said she has heard from constitu ents that stop signs in the Hill area is an overkill. There needs to be some kind of speed control, but there is an over kill, she said. When they (stop signs) started coming in, they didnt stop going on. There has to be some consistency on the number, or more involvement as to why those signs are there. There is no thoroughfare; its stop and go. George Mahr suggested men tally, (we) take them all out and start over. We really havent looked at our overall trafc patterns. You got to take a look at the whole pic ture here. Tayler-Webb said nding funds for a trafc study will be a challenge and urged patience. I have to nd a way to make this happen, so dont think its going to happen next week, she said. (The state) can give funding to assist. It should be a professional (study), not a group of citizens. Taylor-Webb said she plans to tell commissioners the committee wants the city not install any more speed devices, unless its warrant ed, until the study is complete. Some people taking part in the roundtable discussion wanted the citys 25 mph speed limit lowered to 15, while others thought it could be raised, coupled with the application of even stricter enforcement. If we gave out tickets, you wouldnt need stop signs, George Coon said. Police Ofcer Pam Lewis said cracking down on speeders has been a top priority for the depart ment after last months city com mission meeting, in which trafc issues were discussed. I think we can x that with out all the speed bumps and stop signs, she said. It will take a min ute for them to realize they have to obey the law. A change in store for Commerce Street? Miller said he would like to see a ashing electronic sign brought in to warn people about their speeds and even hinted trafc cameras that record speeders and issue tick ets could be an option. Is the juice worth the squeeze when you can get a machine to do it for you? he asked. 25 mph to me is awfully slow. Ive tried to drive 30, and at 25 mph, I feel like I should get outside and push it. Bump the speed limit up to 30, and make clear that its strictly enforced. You start getting in my back pocket and Ill slow down. Carol Bareld said she wanted the limit lowered to 15 mph. When you have kids in the community. Im sorry isnt going to be enough, she said. You cant let your children go out and play in the road, Miller said. It wasnt paved to be a playground. The group weighed a number of ideas for handling trafc on Com merce Street, with most people voting in favor of keeping things as they are, at least until a more care ful examination is made of parking patterns and the lines of sight that motorists and pedestrians have. Susan and Cassie Gary, who own the Owl Caf, were opposed to turn ing Commerce Street into a oneway, an option that drew no support. The Garys were among a half-dozen people who thought the city should consider a limited closure of the street to vehicle trafc, and perhaps even allow tables and chairs into a pedestrian-only area. Robin Vroegop said she was opposed to closing off a portion of the street. It will be confusing to visitors and will throw trafc on to other streets, she said. Theres a problem of safety with delivery trucks. We have issues because we cant see around them. There should be hours during which they can deliver. Susan Gary said that was an im practical alternative. Because the city is at the far reaches of truck routes, we get deliveries when they feel like delivering to us. Dale Julian, who manages Down town Books, asked the group to con sider the effect street closure would have on neighboring businesses. How would that affect businesses on a street that are suddenly on a beer garden? she said. Thats a lot of shops being impacted. FASBENNER from page A1 Sheriff Mike Mock has said though the case is not closed, he has decided not to charge Ronald Joseph Page, 24, in the shooting death of Fasbenner, who entered Pages yard at 277 Timothy Simmons Road around 9:45 p.m. April 3. Page shot and killed Fasbenner with a 22caliber rie and said he did so after Fasbenner contin ued toward him and was re peatedly told to leave. Page said he red a warning shot at Fasbenners feet as well, before ring the lethal shot. Patterson said he does not plan to act without con sultation with his boss, State Attorney Willie Meggs, who spoke on the matter Friday. We have knowledge of the event, he said. As far as I know, I can tell you I have not received an autop sy report, not a crime scene report. I dont even know what caliber bullet it was. Meggs said based on what he knows so far, the matter will be addressed as to whether the homeowner has a justied claim of selfdefense. He said this is likely not a matter involving the Stand Your Ground law, because a homeowner can always stand his ground if he is being threatened in his home. As far as I know, this has nothing to do with Stand Your Ground, Meggs said. You never had a duty to re treat in your own home. He said in weighing the case, the question could be come whether Page was justied to use deadly force to prevent great bodily harm or imminent death. Just because its said it was self-defense, doesnt make it self-defense, Meggs said. I dont know all of the facts of this case. Meggs said he has heard from some of the friends of the Fasbenner family but has only received one phone call from a family member. He said his ofce will rely on the sheriffs investigation. The sheriff is the elected law enforcement ofcer, he said. I dont think I expect him to bring every case to us. If they do, well be happy to work with him. Meggs said he could de cide to bring the matter to a grand jury, which is only mandated for rst-degree murder cases, of which this clearly was not one. Its not a case at all yet, he said. I have the author ity to convene (a grand jury) to ask them to look into this, but I dont have anything to present to a grand jury yet. If we feel we need a grand jury to look at it, we dont have a grand jury sitting in Franklin County, and if we need one, well certainly get one. If the sheriff of Frank lin County does not elect to bring something to us, then I dont have a complaint to work on, Meggs said. Were prosecutors, not investigators. Butler said the family has not reached out to Meggs because they have been waiting for law enforcement to complete their work. The toxicology and autopsy re ports are expected within weeks. I think he (Page) should be held accountable, Fas benners grandfather said. It doesnt make sense to me that this would be a jus tied shooting. I just dont really know; a lot of things dont make sense. I know my youngun. He was taught to respect oth ers and not take something that didnt belong to him. We dont have money to hire a lawyer, but I would like for them to know we care about our youngun. I raised that boy. Hes never done noth ing like that. He wasnt no thief or nothing. He was in the wrong yard, and he got shot down. He worked all day that day, he went out oystering. He worked hard that day, and I know he was sunburnt and tired. Butler said he supports law enforcement and the sheriff but does not agree with Mocks conclusions. I told him we werent giving up, he said. They made up their mind that night they were going to believe him (Page). That baby didnt deserve that. He wasnt armed, and he wasnt trying to break in. Id hate to see somebody just cold blooded kill somebody and get away with it. direction at the right time, and I like whats going on down there. HMG chief operating of cer Rick Martin, who also was formerly publisher of The News Herald, said Da vis commitment to commu nity journalism, knowledge of the market and a skill set developed over decades in the business combined to make him the right choice. Alan has a reputation not only of making sure the community is reected by its newspapers, but of embrac ing the challenges presented by rapidly expanding digital media platforms, Martin said. On the business side, he recognizes that these are opportunities, and were con dent he shares our vision of the value these platforms offer. With his knowledge of the market and passion for the area, it is a good t not just for us, but for the community. Davis, 56, who has spent his career in Alabama, said he is very familiar with the market not just from a busi ness standpoint, but from a personal one as well. Being only 80 miles away, I spent a good bit of time down there, and I like the coast and the beach, and I like to sh, he said. My rst saltwater shing expe rience was out of Panama City when I was 8 or 9 years old and my grandfather took me out on a charter boat, so Im looking forward to more of that. The timing is right, Da vis said, as the younger of his two children just gradu ated college and is taking a job out of state, leaving Da vis and his wife, Nancy, as empty nesters. We stayed in one place for practically the last 25 years, and weve come to a point in our lives where were looking forward to new challenges in a new place, he said. Its important the community know were not just passing through; we want to be there. In addition to The News Herald, the central region includes nine other Florida properties: Northwest Flori da Daily News, The Port St. Joe Star, Apalachicola Times, Washington County News, Holmes County Times-Ad vertiser, Walton Sun, Destin Log, Crestview News Bulle tin and the Santa Rosa Press Gazette. It also includes the Tuscaloosa News and Gads den Times newspapers in Alabama, and the Courier and Daily Comet in Houma and Thibodaux, La. Before his role as a re gional publisher for BH Media Group, Davis was vice president of sales and regional publisher Alabama Community Group for Media General, where he oversaw the operations and sales of four daily newspapers, four weekly newspapers, four shoppers, seven websites and WRBL-TV in Columbus, Ga. He also has worked as a regional sales manager and interim publisher at the Ope lika-Auburn News, associate publisher and owner of the Auburn Bulletin, and as a sales consultant/manager for Randall Publishing. Davis and his wife have two children, Anna and Blanton. Founded in 2010, Halifax Media Group is headquar tered in Daytona Beach and consists of 35 newspapers and afliated websites, pub lished in ve states, primar ily in the Southeast. PUBLISHER from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times City Administrator Betty TaylorWebb points out the growth of stop signs and speed bumps in the city. Carrabelle Food Pantry and a new group raising funds for nutrition. The food court accented the many commercial vendors who dot ted Marine Street. Because the tradition of having a Sunday component to the festival has faded for lack of attendance, Friday night has grown steadily and this year was no exception. Dressed as a pirate, downtown businessman Bo May rode in on his horse Kharmalita and announced the pirates were coming. The 1877 schooner Governor Stone, newly restored, and venturing in from Fort Walton Beach, then came towards shore, loaded with a crew of pirates, and red a fusillade of three volleys from across the Carrabelle River. After docking, the pirate crew came to the main stage and replaced the city ag with the festivals pirate ag. Mayor Curley Messer then exchanged the key to the city for a treasure trove full of loot presented by the festivals featured entertain ers, Tom Mason and the Blue Buc caneers, from Nashville. This was the second time for a Friday, said Allen. The rst time we did Friday was better than any Sunday weve ever done. We want to build a tradition of some event Fri day night. A vendor reception at Harrys Bar later on Friday night was hosted by the Carrabelle Artists Association. Saturday proved to be a sunny and bustling day for the festival, fea turing golf carts shuttling visitors all along the festival route. A bungee cord jumping ride greeted visitors from downtown, while at the other end of the festival, the main stage was busy with entertainment. We always try to make available a ride or two and some free activi ties, said Allen, boasting about the Billy Bones Pirate Academy for chil dren that was overseen by the Mys tic Krewe of Salty Barkers and the county library. Exhibits featured everything from wooden boat building by Roger Pinholster and friends from the Big Bend Maritime Center, to a heritage tent that had Rodney Reeves dem onstrating antique tools, Cal Allen showing off bow and arrow mak ing, and Fran Harless displaying rugmaking. At the Carrs Hill per formance stage Frank Lindamood showed off early 20th century banjo music, Sammy Tedder played the bamboo ute and Dylan Ragpicker Allen Franklin performed on cigar box guitars and other instruments made from everyday things. An antique car show drew more than 300 votes from visitors, and emerging triumphant were Talla hassees Jack Rowe, with a 49 GMC pick-up. In second was Carrabelles Craig Shearer, with a 56 Chevy Bel Air four-door hardtop, and in third was Tallahassees Cliff Millender, with a 2002 Ferrari Spyder. Following the traditional Proces sion of the Species, it was time for the Pet Parade, emceed by musician Debi Jordan, with all proceeds go ing to the Franklin County Humane Society. About two dozen entrants showed off their favorite pets and awards were presented to each one. These included ribbons, to Roberta Clays Cass for Best Dressed Bikini; Sid McOmies Chimi for Best Hair cut; Carolyn and Lee Swans Trojan for Most Protective; Chad and Je nya Petersons Mocha for Best Ed ucated, as it was English/Russian bilingual; Denise Forehands Buster for Most Mexican; Cole Tuckers Snoopy, a ventriloquists puppet, for Best Behaved; Katherine Sim mons Josie for Most Intellectual; Dennis Swansons Gator and Cai mon for Best Whiskers; Lane and Mason Bennetts Charlie for Smart est; Matthew Turners Rocky for Best Winter Coat; Wanda Johnsons Sweet Pea for Most Unique Ears; Michael and Cathy Baileys Charli Brown for Miss Congeniality; Fran ces and Leon Weiseners Zac for Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome, and Sophie for Best Party Girl; Lynn Coopers Sadie for Most Condent and Sassy; Keith Grumblys Merlin for Best Beard; Randy and Teresa Hamlins Sir George for Oldest Pet, an 18-year-old Amazon Parrot; Amy Wrights Dixie for Best Freckles; the humane societys Cramer for Most Patient, as he is waiting on a forever home; Charlie Winchesters corn snake Sunset for Best Kisser. Following that, Joan Matey em ceed the crown jewel of the festival, the Fishy Fashion Show, that she and fellow artist Jan Neshat founded and have rened over the years. The event features outts all made from detritus that spoils the beaches and waters of Franklin County, making for a powerful message of how to handle trash before it becomes a problem. With Matey, dressed in her trade mark stovepipe sponge hat, reciting a detailed, witty script, the partici pants strutted their stuff before an appreciative audience. They includ ed Nicole Martin as Estuary Fairy; Sid McOmie as Clamity Jane; Jim Smith as Beach Bandito; Jeff McO mie as Fryer Fish; Rodney Reeves as Forgotten Coast Legionnaire; Leah Wren as Sponge Bonnet Sue; Heidi Zurawka as Duchess of Dog Island; Susan David as Red Tide She-Devil; Tammy and Bill Owen as Bayside Bride and Gulf Coast Groom; Nona Elder as Valkerie Warrior of the Waves; Steve Allen as Samurai Warrior; and Carol Zuraw ka as the Crabbin Belle. Following a ventriloquism per formance by Cole Tucker, Tom Ma son and the Blue Buccaneers per formed, and then later that night, were the featured musicians at Bo Mays Rio Carrabelle, a popular downtown night spot. They were fantastic, said Steve Allen. It was the best band Ive heard in two decades. He said work has already begun for next year, with thoughts of start ing the festival later on Saturday and running it into the evening. Allen said organizers are also con templating tying in a boat or RV show with the festival. It takes the commitment of community and the patience to work through the details and get it perfected and ne-tuned like were doing. PIRATES from page A1 SPEEDERS from page A1


A6 | The Times Thursday, May 1, 2014 On Monday, Katy Sparks pre-kindergarten class at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School got a special treat when Thumper the kangaroo paid them a visit. When Sparks invited the children to bring a pet to class, Kate Ward announced she would bring a kangaroo. Does Kate own a kangaroo? No, but her parents, Kevin and Tara Ward, have a friend in Blountstown, Porky Thompson, who owns three. Thompson said he owns a pair of miniature kangaroos who gave birth to a youngster about six weeks ago. The baby, Thumper, only recently left his mothers pouch and was a little overwhelmed at rst by the outpouring of affection and interest from the pre-K kiddies. In a short while, he calmed down enough to do a few short hops to the childrens delight. Thompson said the kangaroos give birth to one youngster a year or rarely twins. Miniature kangaroos, or wallabies, are marsupials or pouched mammals like opossums. Born tiny and undeveloped, they immediately crawl into their mothers pouches, where they continue to develop after birth for over a month. Young wallabies, like their larger kangaroo cousins, are called joeys. Even after a joey leaves the pouch, it often jumps back in when threatened. Like kangaroos, wallabies have powerful hind legs they use to bound along at high speeds and jump great distances. They also use the legs to ght with powerful kicks. These marsupials also have large and powerful tails used for balance and defense. Wallabies are vegetarians, and babies must be bottle fed after leaving the pouch. By LOIS SWOBODA KIT TEN SEASON is going full f or c e a t the A doption C en t er W e ha v e sev er al nursing mamas whose babies w on t be r eady f or a f ew w eeks but don t let tha t pr ev en t y ou fr om c oming t o the shelt er and pick ing one t o adopt W e will k eep them with mama un til they ar e old enough t o be w eaned then ha v e them spa y ed and neut er ed so they can go home with y ou! V olun t eers ar e desper a t ely needed t o socializ e all of our dogs and ca ts W e ar e alw a y s look ing f or people willing t o bring one of our animals in t o their home t o be f ost er ed f or v arious needs A n ytime y ou can spar e w ould be g r ea tly appr ecia t ed C all K ar en a t 670-8417 f or mor e details or visit the F r ank lin C oun t y Humane S ociet y a t 244 S ta t e R oad 65 in Eastpoin t Y ou ma y logon t o the w ebsit e a t w w w .f or gott enpets .or g t o see mor e of our adoptable pets Franklin County Humane Society See Y our Business Name and Inf o Her e f or ONL Y $1 5 per w eek $60 per month Mar cia Knapk e 227 -7847 Call T oda y V P K Re g i s t r a t i o n h a s b e g u n D e a dl i n e f o r R e g i s t r a t i o n M a y 1 5 t h Wh a t D o I Br i n g : C h i l d s B i r t h C e r t i c a t e Soc i a l S e c u r i t y C a r d R e ce n t P h y s i c a l Sh o t r e c o r d pr oo f o f r e sid e nc y p a r e n t id e n t i c a t i on A l l d oc u m e n t s m us t be s u b m i t t e d t o be r e g i s t e r e d f o r t h e 2 0 1 4 2 0 1 5 V P K P r og ram I f y o u h a v e q u e s t i o n s c a l l 6 7 0 2 8 1 0 e x t 4 1 1 7 J o y T o w n s o r S u e S u m m e r s a t E x t 4 1 0 9 Society Jeremy Stanley, Elisa Kane to wed Dante Stanley would like to announce the upcoming wedding of his mommie and daddy, Jeremy Stanley and Elisa Kane, on Saturday, May 10. The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Botanical Gardens with a reception following at the Holy Family Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. On Saturday at Downtown Books in Apalachicola, Donna Meredith debuted her newest novel, Wet Work, an environmental thriller that centers on a graduate student, Summer Cassidy, who nds dangerous levels of arsenic in wells near Tampa and seeks to have them capped. The resulting backlash is more than she bargained for. Her scholarship is threatened and then her life. Cassidy shows she is more than a geek when she ghts back and brings the affray to the corrupt enemys doorstep. Wet Work is the rst in a Water Warriors series in which Meredith plans to showcase water problems across the U.S. She said the second book will deal with fracking in West Virginia. Meredith has been a full-time writer since her retirement from teaching English at Thomasville High School. Wet Work is Merediths fourth book. Two earlier works are recipients of Florida Presidential Book Awards. The Color of Lies, a novel dealing with racial tensions during the 2009 presidential campaign, took a gold medal. Meredith recently learned the novel has been chosen as a textbook for a course on multicultural issues at the University of North Texas. Magic in the Mountains, Merediths only nonction publication, took a silver medal. BY LOIS SWOBODA From Staff Reports On Friday, April 25, Apalachicola experienced a taste of Old-World charm when Frederic Kahler hosted a poetry reading by Sylvia Collins, who is visiting Cass Allen from across the Atlantic. Kahler opened the discussion with musings on the nature of poetry and then yielded the oor to Collins, who read some of her own works. Every month, I go to readings where, if you get your name drawn, you get to read. Theres always a guest poet, too. I buy their books, and take them home and try to reason them out, but often, I cant, she said. A lot of poetry I read I cant understand, so Im almost on a mission to write poems people can understand. In her poem Assisted Passage, commenting on her visit to Florida, she wrote: But where is the sun? It forgot to shine. Oh. Now I remember, Its back in England. I forgot to book it online. Wedding LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Sylvia Collins reads her poety at Cafe Con Leche. Poetry comes to Caf Con Leche LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Kangaroo baby visits show-n-tell LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Lucca, a recent rescue, was on hand with Meredith at the book signing. Award-winning author shares environmental thriller PH O T OS B Y D A V ID A DLE R S T EI N | The Times The Panhandle Players closed out their 2013-14 season with three superb performances last weekend of On Golden Pond, a tender comedy about the challenges of an elderly couple coming to terms with the legacy they have left behind with family bonds. Highlighting the cast was newcomer Mikel Register, a Franklin County sixth-grader who turned in an energetic performance in his acting debut as Billy Ray. Also new to the stage was Phil Carroll, who played the boys father with the requisite seriousness. The veteran actors in the cast anchored the show, including Lis Sisung and Royce Hodge as Ethel and Norman Thayer, at right; Sisung and Gary Niblack, as Charlie Martin, at left; and Judy Loftus as the Thayers daugher Chelsea. The show marked an impressive accomplishment for veteran director Pam Vest who, like Hodge, stepped out of retirement to take part in the show. ON GOLDEN POND


The Times | A7 Thursday, May 1, 2014 On Saturday, Jimmy Mosconis and the Southern Builders Association hosted the third annual Franklin County Patriots Day observance at Veterans Memorial Park. New this year were the seven winners of a student essay contest who wrote on the topic of patriotism. Winners were, from the Apalachicola Bay Charter School, Sophia Kirvin and Trinity Cheyenne Taylor; from the First Baptist School, Ryan Hobson and Landon Nash; and from the Franklin County School, Tressie Buffkin, Morgan Anderson and Katie Newman. Each of the students presented their essay as part of the ceremony Saturday, with the exception of Kirvin, who had a prior commitment. The opening prayer on Saturday was offered by Rev. Charles Scott, chaplain of Willoughby Marks American Legion Post 106. Franklin County High School junior Grant Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Port St. Joe High School ROTC color guard presented the flag. Tamara Marsh sang The Star Spangled Banner. David Butler and Tony Minichiello, from Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, placed a red, white and blue wreath in front of the Three Servicemen Statue. The Rev. John Sink offered the closing prayer and blessed the food provided by the builders. Funds raised at the 101 NE F irst Street Carrabelle SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice Faith Freda Manning White of Hartwell, Ga., lost her three-year battle with the consequences of lung cancer on Friday, April 25, 2014. She is survived by her longtime best friend and roommate W. Taylor Moore of Hartwell, Ga., and her sister, Joyce M. Sipsy (David) of Cedar Bluff, Ala. She was also close to and deeply loved by Taylors children, Debbie Carlisle (Steve) of Woodstock, Ga., and Angie Matthiessen (Britt) of Punta Gorda, as well as their children, John S. Carlisle, Jeremy T. Carlisle and Leah M. Matthiessen. She was born April 17, 1953, in Smyrna, Ga., to Knox and Lois Manning, who predeceased her. She attended and graduated from Wills High School in Smyrna, Ga., Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., and Woodrow Wilson Law School in Atlanta. Although she received her law degree, she never practiced law but chose a career in real estate. She was a hard worker and worked as a dental assistant and in a orist shop while pursuing her education. She loved sports and was the rst female to be certi ed as a referee in all sports by the Georgia High School Athletic Association. She moved to Florida with her rst husband and spent time in Citrus County before coming to Franklin County. She was active in local politics and served as poll worker for many years. She viewed her greatest achievement as helping Eddie Clark of Dallas develop and build the St. James Bay Golf Course community 3 miles east of Carrabelle. She was a very generous person and would help anyone with anything at any time. She also enjoyed her trips to Costa Rica for sun, fun and shing. She desired that there be no service and has donated her remains to the Georgia Regents University in furtherance of medical research. The family requests no owers but if anyone wishes to send a donation to The First Tee in her honor, it would be appreciated. The First Tee, 425 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Freda White Julia Mae Dockins-Green was born Dec. 3, 1958 in Apalachicola to the now late Elijah Dawkins of Port St. Joe and the late Elsie Mae Shack of Apalachicola. She was called home to rest with our Father on Monday, March 10, in Panama City, after returning from an extended stay with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Tampa. Julia Mae graduated from Apalachicola High School in 1977 and after graduation moved to Jacksonville, where she attended Florida State College, married Gregory Allen Barnes, Sr. and gave birth to LaKeisha R. (Barnes) Cook, Gregory A. Barnes, Jr., Prince (Barnes) Becton and Toney (Barnes) Becton. After her short stay in Jacksonville, she moved back home to Apalachicola, where in 1994, she married Joseph Green Sr., and thereafter gave birth to Helen Corine Elizabeth Green. Throughout her life, Julia Mae maintained a steady work history in the hospitality/food service industry. She had a wide range of family, friends and associates who she kept laughing all the time. Julia was the life of the workplace and the party; she was funloving, kindhearted and brutally honest in all regards, and those who knew her loved her. Julia Mae began her battle with a series of illnesses and health concerns after the passing of her late husband, Joe Green, while still mourning the loss of her mother, Elsie Mae, and her son Prince. She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Joseph Green, Jr. Those to be forever blessed by her life are her children, LaKeshia Cook (Perry) of Tampa, Gregory Barnes, Jr. (Chrystal) of Tallahassee and Toney J. Becton and Helen Corine Elizabeth Green, both of Apalachicola; stepchildren Darlene Green and Earnest Green; brother Doc Dawkins; sister Corrine Dawkins-Brown; six grandchildren, Diantenique A. Cook, Kauryelle A. Cook, Tahjz Becton, Zadarien Becton, Jamarien Becton and Jaliyah Becton; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service was conducted March 16 at Kelley Funeral Home, with Apostle Shirley White of ciating. Memorialization by cremation. Julia Mae Green JULIA MAE GREEN May Day! May Day! Well here we are in the fth month already. Where does the time go? Things will start slowing down around here until the fall again. I wish to apologize for the article about the rst Saturday pancake breakfast. I called it in too late to delete. Our next rst Saturday breakfast will probably be in November. For those of you leaving for the summer, have a great one and also a safe trip home. See ya again in the fall. The yard sale on our beautiful golf course was a big success, as was the annual Riverfront Festival. I had two ducks in the race but no luck. Congratulations go to Chrisie Holland. Maybe next year. Thanks to all who supported the yard sale and festival, and thanks to the vendors and volunteers who worked hard to make it happen. I hope the Panhandle Players performed On Golden Pond to sell-out crowds. Havent heard yet. I know the Panhandle Players did a good job performing. Saturday, May 3, of course, is Derby Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. We can also enjoy it on the television. Also, the Over 50 Dance will be held at Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 Ave. F, Carrabelle. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jim the deejay will provide the music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Grab a snack to share, your beverage of choice, your dancing shoes and your main squeeze and enjoy the evening. Allemande left! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 10. Members of the youth group ministry from St. Elizabeth Seaton Church will be at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 2653 U.S. 98 E., Lanark to hold their annual car wash. Just bring your car over and drop it off; the young folks will handle it from there. Suggested donation is $10. The car wash will be 3-5 p.m. Probably see you at lunch this afternoon. Sarge sure could use some more help preparing the ne meal for us. Lunch line forms at noon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Dont forget, after this week, Wednesday night bingo will be cancelled until the fall. Thank you very much for your support. Watched the canonization last Sunday morning. We now have two new saints, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. A very awesome ceremony. The four new stop signs will really be nice. Now if we could just get something going along Oak Street. Be kind to one another, and dont complain about old age; some people never get to enjoy it. Until next time, God bless America, our troops and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. From Staff Reports Love Center observes Day of Prayer today The Love Center Church on Thursday, May 1, will observe the National Day of Prayer on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This years theme, One Voice United in Prayer, coordinated by Anne Graham Lotz, the honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, encourages people to come together and pray as a nation under God. We invite you to be part of some of the most interesting conversations on earth, said Alma Pugh, evangelist and associate pastor of the Love Center Church, coordinator of the event. It is our desire to have prayer going throughout Franklin County in different locations during the noon lunch hour. For more information, call Pugh at 370-6465. Yard sale Saturday at First Baptist Church There will be a huge yard sale Saturday, May 3, at the First Baptist Church, 46 Ninth St., Apalachicola to bene t the First Baptist Church Christian School. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and runs until items are sold. There will be a variety of stuff, with much to choose from, including clothes for the family, kitchen goodies and a few surprises, too. Sale held rain or shine, as its indoors. Carrabelle UMC debuts slot car track Saturday Carrabelle United Methodist Church will host an open house for the Carrabelle RaceWay Digital Slot Car Track from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the church fellowship hall at 102 NE Ave. B, two blocks north of U.S. 98 on the corner of Tallahassee Street and Avenue B. Come for an afternoon of family fun, including refreshments, race competition and just clean fun. Call or text 322-0158 or email with any questions. Obituaries LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Over-50 dance Saturday at senior center Faith BRIEFS LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Trinity Cheyenne Taylor reads her essay, What patriotism means to me. Student essays celebrate patriotism at picnic Patriot Day picnic provide for the maintenance of Veterans Park. BY LOIS SWOBODA Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES


Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Thursday, May 1, 2014 OUTDOORS Section Section A WEEKL Y ALM ANA C AP AL A CHIC OL A C ARR ABELLE TIDE T ABLES MONTHL Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 653-8868 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu M a y 1 73 60 40 % F ri, M a y 2 65 59 40 % S a t M a y 3 73 63 30 % Sun, M a y 4 75 65 0 % M on, M a y 5 75 66 0 % T ues M a y 6 75 66 0 % W ed M a y 7 75 67 0 % Monda y T hursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | F rida y S a tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) S unda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Spring time is here! S h o p o u r h u g e s e l e c t i o n o f b e a c h w a r e s, c h ai r s, a n d t o y s. N e w a r r i v a l s d ai l y o f k a y a k s, P a d d l e b o a r d s, a n d shi n g g e a r w w w .shopb w o .c om By BILL WARGO Special to the Times The Gulf of Mexico sea turtle season begins May 1 and ends Oct. 31. Of the seven sea turtle species in the world, Florida gets ve of them loggerheads, green sea turtles, leatherbacks, Kemps Ridleys and hawksbills. All are threatened or endangered, the Kemps Ridley being the rarest and most endangered in the world. The loggerhead is by far the most common turtle found on Alligator Point. Sea turtles have been an important part of our ecosystem for more than 100 million years, and we are very privileged to be in an area where they choose to nest. I direct the Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol under Florida Wildlife Commission marine turtle permit #151. Several trained and dedicated volunteers are also listed on the permit and can be seen every morning at dawn patrolling for nests and at other times when the hatchlings emerge or when rescuing or releasing stranded turtles. Educating the public is another important function of APSTP, whether at a nest site or participating in presentations, exhibits or media events. The FWC marine turtle program is one of the best and most successful wildlife conservation operations in both the nation and world. As part of that program, APSTP has the responsibility of monitoring, protecting, marking and reporting all sea turtle nesting and related activities. All sea turtles are protected by federal and state laws. Only trained and permitted individuals can legally touch nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or their nests. The average number of nests on Alligator Point is around 25 per season. About 90 to 120 hatchlings emerge from a single nest after an incubation period of 60 to 65 days. It is important to allow hatchlings to crawl to sea on their own as that is how they map into their instinctive memories the characteristics of the beach enabling them to return to it 30 years later to nest. Hatchlings encounter many dangers from predators such as raccoons, ghost crabs, coyotes, birds and sharks. It is commonly believed by biologists that only one in a thousand hatchlings will survive those dangers. Dangers from humans also exist through arti cial lighting that disorients both hatchlings and nesting turtles; vehicles driven on the beach; induced erosion from seawalls and revetments that destroy nesting grounds; furniture, trash and other obstacles left on the beach; and discarded shing lines, nets and traps. Boat strikes also severely injure or kill sea turtles. Visitors are welcome to Alligator Point, and APSTP hopes you enjoy our beautiful beaches. During your stay, please help us protect our sea turtles, other wildlife and their habitats. You can follow APSTP on Facebook at AlligatorPointSeaTurtlePatrol. Bill Wargo is director of the Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol. Special to the Times The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold six public workshops in April and May to discuss management of black bears in the eastern portion of the Florida Panhandle and how people can get involved in working with the FWC on local bear issues. The Franklin County one will be 6:30-8 p.m. May 15 at the city of Carrabelle Auditorium, 1001 Gray Ave. Under the FWCs Florida Black Bear Management Plan, approved in 2012, seven bear management units (BMUs) will be established throughout the state. The BMU approach will allow the FWC to manage bears based on the characteristics of bears, people and habitat in different parts of Florida. The rst steps are being taken to create the East Panhandle BMU to manage the bear subpopulation in the Apalachicola National Forest and surrounding areas. Workshops will offer the public a chance to provide input on local bear issues and allow interested individuals to sign up to be active members of the East Panhandle Bear Stakeholder Group. The other meetings will be at the following locations: April 30: Bristol, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Lane May 6: Tallahassee, Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Highway May 8: Panama City, Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St. May 13: Perry, Forest Capital Hall, 204 Forest Park Drive May 20: Port St. Joe. Gulf Coast State College, Gulf/Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Ave. The FWC is excited about getting the perspective of local residents and stakeholders on bear management in the east Panhandle of Florida, said Dave Telesco, FWC Bear Management Program coordinator. These workshops allow more interaction between participants and FWC staff than a regular meeting. We will be listening more than talking. The East Panhandle BMU includes Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties. The West Panhandle BMU was put into action in fall 2013, and the Central BMU was initiated in March of this year. Go to and look for Which BMU are you? to nd out more about black bears in the East Panhandle BMU. A guide to living in bear country is also available at by clicking on Brochures and Other Materials, and you can nd more on bears and the bear management plan at Special to the Times The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at its April 16 meeting in Tallahassee moved forward with a proposal to create a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System that would help improve recreational reef sh data collection in Florida Gulf waters. This new system would help determine how many anglers are targeting reef sh in the Gulf. A sample of these anglers would be surveyed to provide more accurate catch and effort data for reef sh trips. This proposal will be brought back before FWC at its June meeting in Fort Myers for a nal public hearing. If it is approved at that meeting, data reporting would be required by April 1, 2015. Anglers would be able to enroll starting May 2014 and encouraged to sign up when they renew their shing license. If approved, private recreational anglers shing from a boat in Gulf state waters (excluding Monroe County), including those 65 and older, would be required to take part in the reporting system to harvest or possess any of the following reef sh: red and vermilion snapper; gag, black and red grouper; gray triggersh; greater and lesser amberjack; banded rudder sh; and almaco jack. Anglers, captain and crew aboard for-hire vessels would not be required to partake. Anglers under 16 and those shing from a vessel with a vessel recreational shing license also would be exempt. This would be a nocost program, because of a ve-year National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf restoration grant. To learn more, visit and Commission Meetings. SPONSORED BY Local area waters are exploding with good sh catches this week. Our weather has nally made a turn for the better, and the sh are responding in good manner. St. Joe Bay is lled with good slot-sized trout around the Blacks Island channel and holding on the ats surrounding the island as well. Drifting live shrimp under a popping cork will prove to be deadly for the trout. Some ounder have been caught in these spots also, but more sh and bigger ounder are coming from deeper water in the canal and around the old shipping towers right now. Cobia have nally showed up in our area in good numbers this week. Several 60 pounders have been landed out of Mexico Beach and a 82 pounder is the biggest that we have heard about so far. FWC to create Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System Page 8 SOME SIMPLE RULES Please remember a few simple things to protect these magni cent creatures and their habitats: 1. Keep the beach dark. Do not use ashlights unless covered with a red lter. 2. Turn off all outside lights from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. 3. Close drapes/blinds of windows that can be seen from the beach 4. No bon res on the beach. 5. No vehicles on the beach. 6. Remind neighbors to turn off their outside lights. 7. Do not use ash if taking pictures. 8. Do not allow pets, children, or anyone else to disturb turtles or their nests. 9. Please remove furniture, umbrellas, and other obstacles from the beach at night. 10. Pick up trash and debris that you see along the beaches, and be sure not to leave your own trash behind. 11. Give nesting sea turtles plenty of space and observe them from a distance. 12. Take care not to step on hatchlings heading to the water and let them crawl down the beach on their own. 13. While boating, take care not to strike sea turtles. 14. Report any stranded, injured, or dead sea turtles to Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol at 567-5369. FWC to have public workshop on bears PHOTOS COURTESY OF BILL WARGO | Special to the Times From left, a loggerhead turtle nests at Bald Point. A turtle hatchling is seen at Alligator Point. Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol Director Bill Wargo prepares to release a Kemps Ridley. Tis the season for sea turtles


CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SPORT S Thursday, May 1, 2014 A Section PHOTOS S P ECIAL TO THE T IMES IBeats Promotions Kids Be Out Day at Sixth Street Park in Apalachicola Sunday April 20, had plenty of activities for kids, including two youth basketball tournaments with the prize of $150 per team, two talent shows with the value of $50 per show, an egg hunt contest, face painting, Lil Diva Spa Salon, games, and more, including deejay Big Boi, from 99.3 The Beat. IBeats organizer J. Blakk thanked everyone for participating, donating, and sponsoring what is slated as an annual event, the next one on Easter 2015. Kim Hawkins Davis CP A Hwy 98 at 11th Str eet, Suite 4 Apalachicola, FL 32320 850-653-6875 and Much Mor e Pr ompt Pr ofessional Personal Service T rades & Ser v ices R OBER TS APPLIANCE REP AIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shado w Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Laban Bontrager DMD Monica Bontrager DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-5 417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same Day Service on Repairs and Relines Vis a, Dis c o v e r and Ame r ic an Expr e s s H onor e d at P ar t ic i pat ing Ac e St or e s Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 W e Deli v er An ywhere Hardware and Paint Center By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes The Seahawks varsity baseball team nished off their season at 10-14, after falling in the rst round of the playoffs to Port St. Joe 8-3 in Gulf County April 15. Tied in the fth inning, the Seahawks allowed the Tiger Sharks to take con trol of the last two innings for the win. Senior James Newell struck out seven to absorb the loss. He was also 2-for4 at the plate, with a single and a double, and scored a run. Senior Alex Causey went 2-for-3, with a single and a double, and scored two runs. Sophomore Trenton Lee was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Although not the out come we wanted, this base ball team battled all year and got better every week, said coach Aaron York. They are going to be good in the future; they are solid ball players. Special to The Times If youre hungering for football season, youre in luck, The 2014 Red vs. Black game will be the featured attraction on Saturday, May 10 at the Mikel Clark Sports Complex. Friends and families alike of the varsity football team are invited to come meet the coaches and play ers, eat lunch, and purchase your eld sign. A minimum donation to attend the days activities for $5 will include lunch of a hamburger, hot dog, or pulled pork sand wich, drink, and chips. The Fellowship of Chris tian Athletes will open the program with a the pledge and a prayer, followed by athletic completion from 9 to 10:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a performance by the Pam Nobles Dancers, fol lowed by a an 11:30 a.m. lunch with the team, an 11:50 a.m. introduction of the new cheerleaders; and a 12:15 p.m. welcome to parents and supporters from Coach Aaron York. The Super Hawk Award will be presented to the elected ofcial with the largest turnout and the most creative nest display, in which members dress in colors, cheer and whoop it up. After an introduction of the coaching staff, the 2014 seasons goals and objec tives will be shared, as well as the ofcial schedule and plans for fundraising and community involvement. KIDS BE OUT DAY A SUCCESS DA V ID ADLE R STEI N | the Times Senior James Newell has been the Seahawks top performer on the mound this season. Seahawks nish season at 10-14 Seahawks to play Red-Black game May 10 Special to The Times Teams are being sought for the upcoming 2014 Franklin County CoEd Softball Tournament to benet the countys Dixie Youth teams going to state tournaments this summer. The tourney is slated to start at 8 a.m. Satur day, May 17 at Wil Ken drick Sports Complex in Carrabelle. Each team can have up to a 15-person roster, with a minimum of three wom en on the eld and batting at all times. All players must be 16 years or older. The tournament will be played on +/-200-ft. elds with a limit of ve home runs per game for men and unlimited for women. There may be an enforced co-ed line for women. Bat ting order must alternate boy/girl until the women have all batted. One cour tesy foul is given with a 1-and-1 count. A net will be provided if that is the pitcher preference. Pitch ing specications will be 6-10 ft, no faking. There will be a threegame guarantee, with pool play at least two games and then a round robin single elimination tourna ment. This may change due to number of teams or conditions on game day. Bats will be inspected prior to game and balls provided by the tourna ment committee at a cost of $5 each. Any bats not inspected and approved by ofcials will not be per mitted. Disqualication will be the result of using unapproved supplies. First and second place teams will receive medal lions and a trophy. There is a $200 entry fee per team, which includes umpire fees. Concession will be open to purchase drinks, lunch, and snacks. Teams need to sign up before Saturday, May 10 or mail in registration in the amount of the tournament fee before this time. We need to know in advance how many teams will be participating in the event, so dont wait to sign up. Make checks payable to the ADYL and mail to 1627 Linden Road, Apalachico la, FL 32320. For more info, call Kim Johnson 653-6887 or Kevin Newell 370-6176. Co-ed softball tourney to benet youth Page 9


A10 | The Times Thursday, May 1, 2014 A10 | The Times Thursday, April 1, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 94740T THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 19-2013-CA-000238 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHANCE R. MOORE, GINA MOORE, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 19-2013-CA-000238 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Apalachicola, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and CHANCE R. MOORE, GINA MOORE, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, are Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Lobby, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL. 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 15th day of May, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 48, Whispering Pines Subdivision, Phases 3 and 4, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 32, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of March, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 5774401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 5774444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-9558771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court`s office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerk`s number is included on each county page. April 24, May 1, 2014 Arrest REPORT The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department, Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. APRIL 22 Daniel Stepp, 46, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Clifton R. Galloway, 25, Carrabelle, uttering and forgery (FCSO) APRIL 23 Christopher E. Everritt, 27, Apalachicola, violation of domestic violence injunction (FCSO) Lacey J. Amerson, 18, Carrabelle, petit theft (CPD) APRIL 24 Joseph C. Ward, 22, Apalachicola, burglary of a dwelling (APD) Frances R. Wyman, 52, Port St. Joe, grand retail theft (APD) Raymond D. West, 33, Panama City, withholding child support (FCSO) Billy D. Dalton, 39, Eastpoint, trespass on property (FCSO) APRIL 25 Billy D. Dalton, 39, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Thomas A. Arroyo, 38, Eastpoint, two counts of sale or possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance and possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis. (FCSO) APRIL 26 Leroy Shiver, Jr., 37, Eastpoint, public affray (FCSO) Coy G. Shiver II, 45, Eastpoint, public affray (FCSO) Christopher L. Dykes, 21, Tallahassee, possession of paraphernalia, resisting ofcer with violence, battery on a law enforcement ofcer and DUI (FCSO) Alex S. Lozada, 40, Panama City, domestic battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (FCSO) APRIL 27 Marvin H. Garrett, Jr., 23, Eastpoint, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Krista R. Whiddon, 26, Port St. Joe, Bay County warranty for violation of probation (FCSO) APRIL 28 Belinda F. Kelliher, 51, Apalachicola, trespass in an occupied structure (FCSO) Michael Tatum, 52, Eastpoint, sale of a controlled substance, and child neglect (FCSO) APRIL 29 Matthew Glass, 31, Carrabelle, possession of a controlled substance (FWC) SPECI A L TO T HE T IME S The Apalachicola Police Department is asking for the publics assistance with any information that will lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of Jim Bachrachs 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser, above, while lawfully parked at his 115 Bay Ave home. Police say that the incident occurred after 8:30 p.m. Friday night and before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Ofcers investigating the crime are working on the theory that the incident was targeted and directly related to the cutting down of the Christmas tree in Riverfront Park, which had drawn the anger of several community residents. Main Street, of which Bachrach is the president, had backed the citys decision to cut down the tree. DA VID ADLERSTEIN Special to The Times A Port St. Joe woman was arrested April 24 by Apalachicola Police Ofcer Timothy Davis on a charge of grand retail theft after police say she was seen on a surveillance video taking several items from the Grady Market in downtown Apalachicola. Frances Wyman, 52, was arrested without inci dent after Grady employ ees observed, and later conrmed, that some highdollar items were missing from the store. The employees notied the owner, who reviewed video footage taken by the surveillance camera installed in side the store, which they say implicated Wyman as the perpetrator. Although she was not named nor charged in any other incidents, Apala chicola police said Wyman told ofcers she also victimized several other stores in the downtown area. Wyman was booked into the Franklin County Jail on a charge of grand retail theft. FRANCES WYMAN Port St. Joe woman arrested for retail theft SUSPECT SOUGHT IN CAR V ANDALISM Law BRIEFS Law Enforcement C OMMUNITY D RUMMING SUN DA Y IN AP A L A CH Community drumming in Apalachicola will be this Sunday, May 4, from 3-4 p.m. at Water Street Gardens Shop, at Commerce and Water Streets. This drumming workshop is geared for beginners, with African hand drums provided. Mershell Sherman facilitates the drumming, teaching hand technique, drum exercises and rhythms. Cost for participation is $15, to be paid at time of event. No sign-up is necessary. Group drumming has been around for centuries and benets mind, body and spirit. C ITY O K S BI D F OR HOL D ING PON D Apalachicola city commissioners on April 8 unanimously approved contracting with Gulf Coast Utility Contractors to construct the wet weather holding pond project in Battery Park. The cost had been estimated to run $952,000 but Gulf Coasts bid came in at $638,077, more than $200,000 less than the proposed budget. Engineer on the project is Baskerville Donovan. C ITY MOVE S F OR WA R D W ITH BP CL A IM Apalachicola city commissioners on April 8 took the advice of David Rash, the attorney they rst enlisted to lodge a claim against BP in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. Rash, a South Florida attorney, contacted City Attorney Pat Floyd and recommended the city shift to the services of the Miami law rm of Colson Hicks Eidson to handle the case that was eld in federal district court in Panama City. They have an accounting process, and he feels like thats the best way to go, Floyd said. Floyd said the switch involves no additional funding or other payments, and that Colson Hicks will operate on the same 25 percent contingency as Rash had been under. Were not responsible for any costs, Floyd said. Any costs would be taken out of recovery. Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring.


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 1, 2014 The Times | A11 2014 CAREER EXPO 850-872-4340, ext. 177 grayj@careersourcegc.comYOUR JOB IS WAITINGTHURSDAY, MAY 15, 9 AM-1 PM, PANAMA CITY MALL VETERANS ONLY FIRST HOUR: 9-10 AMMeet face-to-face with several local companies, all in one location. Network with employers and workforce professionals. CareerSource Gulf Coast employment representatives will review your resume and give you expert advice. All services are free of charge. Make a strong impression. Dress professionally, and bring several resumes. Be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.NETWORK GET ADVICE INTERVIEW FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL JOB SEEKERSGET THE LATEST ON EMPLOYERS ATTENDING! QUESTIONS? An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. An Event for Career Professionals 1122832 4519051 JOBANNOUNCEMENTPreschool and Substitute Teachers –Calhoun and Gulf Counties – NFCD is seeking quali ed applicants for Preschool and Substitute Teacher positions at our centers in Calhoun and Gulf Counties. Requirements include an High School Diplolma; some experience teaching in early childhood setting, and training courses and certi cations mandated by DCF. NFCD offers an attractive bene t package (health, dental, life, disability, sick leave, 401k, etc.) Contact: Send resumes to Sebrina McGill at smcgill@, fax (850) 639-6167. DFWP/M-F/7-5/EOE 4519067850-697-5300 108 SE Ave. A Carrabelle, FloridaThe Forgotten Coast 1. 42-2 Carlton, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. 550.00/mo. 2. 51-4 Pine St., Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. 525.00/mo. 3. 39-5 Holland, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Fully furnished. W/D, fenced in yard. 575.00/mo 4. 234 Peggy Lane, Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 2 baths. 2 car garage. 1 acre lot. Close to the beach. 1600.00/mo.5. 24-3 Pine St., Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 2 baths. 400.00/mo. 6. 2626 Craig St., Lanark Village. 3 bedroom, 2 baths. 1000.00/mo. Please call 850-697-5300 to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!! 94756T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 13-000311-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE S. WHIDDON, AQUA FINANCE INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT; ROBERT A. WHIDDON; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of March, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13-000311-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and DIANE S. WHIDDON AQUA FINANCE INC. ROBERT A. WHIDDON UNKNOWN TENANT; and 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, 2nd Floor Lobby OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 15th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, AND FURHTER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT 626 FEET SOUTH, AND 44 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER (CON. MON.) OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4; RUN THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF THE PROPOSED 88 FOOT “GARDENIA STREET,” 125 FEET; THENCE WEST TO THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE 100 FOOT “SOUTH BAY SHORE DRIVE” (STATE S-65); THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, CURVING ALONG THE SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF “BAY SHORE DRIVE” 125 FEET MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT (CON. MON.) DUE WEST OF THE BEGINNING POINT; THENCE 616 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PROVIDIING A MATCHING 44 FOOT STRIP ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE PARCEL JUST DESCRIBED FOR THE 88 FOOT RIGHT-OFWAY OF SAID “GARDENIA STREET,” THIS PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE PARCEL RECORDED IN VOL. 103, PAGE 464, OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY A RECENT SURVEY DATED APRIL 03, 1996, BY EDWIN G. BROWN AND ASSOCIATES INC., BEARING JOB NUMBER 96-200 (PSC NO. 13019), AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN EAST 44.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 626.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 124.86 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST 598.68 FEET TO A RE-ROD ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SOUTH BAY SHORE DRIVE, SAID POINT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEASTERLY; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1410.93 FEET, THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 30 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 127.85 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 08 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 127.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 616.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN ACCESS EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY 44.00 FEET THEREOF. 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, 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 25th day of March, 2014. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. P.O. Box 9908 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310-9908 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@ File No. 09-78569 April 24, May 1, 2014 94758T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 13-000201 CAAXMX WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EDDIE JOSEPH III; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR FOR WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE FOR EDDIE JOSEPH III; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of March, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13-000201 CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and EDDIE JOSEPH III WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK UNKNOWN SPOUSE FOR EDDIE JOSEPH III N/K/A GWEN JOSEPH UNKNOWN TENANT; and 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 2nd Floor Lobby OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 15th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement to wit: LOT 7 AND 8, OF BLOCK 153, OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, COUNTY OF FRANKLIN AND STATE OF FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN GENERAL USE. 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 particiate 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 26th day of March, 2014. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell 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@ File No. 11-22534 April 24, May 1, 2014 94870T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 19 2012-CA-000447 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC4, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN BERNARD BRYANT A/K/A STEPHEN BRYANT, A/K/A STEPHEN B BRYANT, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 22, 2014, and entered in 19 2012-CA-000447 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit inj.nd for Franklin County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007BC4, is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN BERNARD BRYANT A/K/A STEPHEN BRYANT, A/K/A STEPHEN B BRYANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANIE LEE JOHNSON are the Defendant(s). Marcia M. Johnson as the Clerk of the circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 2nd Floor Lobby, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM on June 4, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 180, THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP ON PLAT OF SAID CITY IN COMMON USE, LYING AND BEING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of April, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Phone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 File No. 13-03090 May 1, 8, 2014 98607T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-000312CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KAYLA M. BARBER A/K/A KAYLA MARTINA BARBER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE KAYLA M. BARBER A/K/A KAYLA MARTINA BARBER; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; FRANKLIN COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; DAVID E. BARBER II A/K/A DAVID ELLIS BARBER II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 22nd day of May, 2014, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Franklin County, Florida. LOT 46, WHISPERING PINES SUBDIVISION, PHASES 3 AND 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 2nd day of April, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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 Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Monica D. Shepard Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Suite E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 B&H#: 316772 April 24, May 1, 2014 98497T AMENDED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, THOMAS J. WEBB, JR. or VALENTNA R. WEBB, 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: 1204 Year of issuance: 2008 Description of property: LOT 6 BLOCK 154 CITY OF APALACHICOLA COUNTY OF FRANKLIN and STATE OF FLORIDA, according to the map or plat of said city in general use. PARCEL NO: 01-09s-08w-8330-0154-00 60 Name is which assessed: CAROLYN S. BROWN 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 JUNE 2014, which is the 2nd day of JUNE 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 4th day of MARCH 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2014 98499T AMENDED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, ROY H. SOLOMON & MARJORIE D. SOLOMON, 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: 1075 Year of issuance: 2010 Description of property: LOT 9 BLOCK B THE RESERVE AT MAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATES, UN 1. FULL LEGAL CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT’S OFFICE. PARCEL NO: 30-08s-06w-1003-000b0090 Name is which assessed: NANCY BROWN 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 JUNE 2014, which is the 2nd day of JUNE 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 4th day of MARCH 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2014 98681T PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Apalachicola Planning & Zoning will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Apalachicola Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to discuss and receive citizen comments on a special exception request relating to the proposal of a preschool program use of the structure Trinity Episcopal Church Benedict Hall on the parcel located at the corner of Hwy 98 and 6Th St (O/R Office Residential; R-1 Residential), more specifically described as Block 16, Lots 6-8 pursuant to the official zoning map of the city. A Regular Meeting will immediately follow. The following special exception request item will be discussed and considered: a) The applicant is interested in implementing a small preschool program within the O/R (Office Residential); R-1 (Residential) zoned areas. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for such use if special exception approval is granted. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact Revena Ramsey at the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Office, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. May 1, 8, 2014 98691T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDASTATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Apalachicola Charters located at 1695 Peachtree Road in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 22nd day of April, 2014. Felton R Gay, Jr. May 1, 2014 ADOPTION: Actress, Former, yearns to be Future At-Home-Mom. Financially Secure & Very Loving. Trish 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Are you pregnant? Considering adoption? A childless, caring and loving, married couple seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON mom and devoted dad. Financial security and emotional stability. All expenses paid. Call/Text Diane & Adam 1-800-790-5260. HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised. Best Health Guar.262-993-0460www Apalachicola: 46 9th St., (First Baptist Church Christian School.), Saturyday May 3rd8am-TillIndoor Yard SaleTo Benefit 1st Baptist Church Christian School. A Variety of Stuff Much To Choose From. Clothes For The Family Kitchen Goddies and A Few Suprises To! T ext FL87959 to 56654 East Point : 613 HWY 98, Mon -Thurs, May 5th-8th, 9am-5pmEstate SaleLots of Great Items, Everything Must Go! Text FL86271 to 56654 Weekly Inside Yard SaleThurs, Fri., & Sat 9am -3pm @ Ruth Crosby 299 Tallahassee St. Eastpoint.txt FL83066 to 56554 Port Saint Joe 122 Barbara Drive 5/3/2014 8-25-family Yard Salepower tools, ext cords, hand tools, cornet / trumpet, new coleman stove, furniture, vases, lamps, Christmas items, new cookbooks, linens, china, fabric, small appliances, 2-kitchen tables, coffee makers, stereo, speakers, clothes sm-4x, baby items, shoes, purses, pictures, lots of too much to list!! Food Svs/HospitalityDesk Clerk NeededAt Buccaneer Inn on St George Island. Must be able to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and nights. Computer experience preferred. Starting Pay $8 hour Call (850) 927-2585 Applications can be picked up at The Buccaneer Inn, 160 West Gorrie Dr, St. George Island. Web ID: 34287911 Food Svs/HospitalityServers Bartenders Cooks Dishwashers BussersBLUE PARROT NOW HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. George’s Island Web Id 34287016 Mfg/Prod/OpWelderOpportunity available for local, experienced Welders. Apply at Gulf Coast Aggregates, LLC or call 850-697-4669 Web Id 34287510 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Dep Required Call for info 850-653-6103Text FL86476 to 56654 Eastpoint : Hwy 98, Sea Air RV Park, efficiency apt, w/ vaulted ceiling, gazebo & deck $450/mo 599-5496 Heritage V illas of Apalachicola Now accepting applications for 2 BR Handicap accessible unit. Some rental assistance may be available. Call 850-653-9277 TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Located in Port St. Joe 3/4 br, 1 ba, den, office sunny, bright, and super clean! Bayview, very convenient, available now! Only $895 monthly + deposit terms negotiable w/ long term lease, call or text 850-258-6874 or 206-799-9167 Apalachacola : 2Br/1Ba Duplex $600/mo; Also 3Br/2Ba House For Rent $800/mo. Call 850-643-7740 Text FL85667 to 56654 Carrabelle: Riverfront lot on Crooked River, high & dry, $49k or will trade for open fisherman boat of equal value. 850-599-5496 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Susie’s Cleaning Service20 Years of Experience Call 850-708-2441 or 850-670-1049 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you!


Local A12 | The Times Thursday, May 1, 2014 Best V alues on the Forgotten Coast Contact The Times T oday (850) 653-8868 Y OUR HOMET OWN NEWSP APER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS APER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS OWN NEWSP OUR HOMET Y T HE T IME S & C arrabelle A palachicola Advertise Her e R eal E sta t e P icks MLS 251621 101 6TH STREET AP ALACHICOLA T he B r y an t H ouse B&B is o er ed f or sale! Liv e the dr eam of oper a ting y our o wn B&B just f our shor t blocks fr om do wn t o wn A palach. C omplet ely r eno v a t ed and in e x c ellen t c ondition, y ou must see this charming 4BR/4BA hist oric beaut y B eautiful modern k it chen, with gr anit e and highend applianc es all ba thr ooms ar e en suit e and upda t ed C o z y sun r oom with stained glass B ahama shutt ers K eep r unning as a B&B or use as a personal r esidenc e Hist oric charm, with modern c on v enienc e! w w w .st geor gewir ed .c om S himmering S ands R ealty THOMPSON BASSET T TEAM C ell: 850-653-6621 w w w .st geor geislandr ealesta t e .com W A TERFRONT CONDOS ST AR TING A T $99,000 3186 HWY 98, Carr abelle, FL Bungalows b y The Gulf Call Dan Ausley at 850-566-6761 John Shelby Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com MLS# 250986 $94,900 St. George Island P L A N TAT I O N L O T 3 r d t i e r l o t o n c o r n e r o f L e i s u r e L a n e a n d C o r a l W a y a c r e D r y l o t T h r e e b l o c k s f ro m t h e n e w Pl a n t at i o n C l u b H o u s e P o o l a n d G y m B i k e a n d p e d e s t r i a n p at h s t e n n i s c o u r t s a n d a l a n d i n g s t r i p f o r s m a l l p l a n e s D o g f r i e n d l y a r e a L i s t e d b y J o h n S h e l b y John Shelby Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com M L S # 2 5 0 3 5 1 $ 6 2 9 0 0 0 E a st p o i n t MA G N O L I A B L UF F S B A YF R O N T W at e r v i e w s f ro m e ve r y ro o m 1 0 c e i l i ng s c ro w n m o l d i n g r e p l a c e h a r d w o o d o o r s & t i l e 3 B R 2 1 / 2 B A m a s s i ve M B R l a r g e o p e n d e c k & 2 n d o o r b a l c o n y g a r a g e s e p a r at e s t o r a g e b l d g m at u r e l a n d s c ap i n g d o c k & p i e r N o r t h B a y S h o r e D r l i s t e d by J a n i e B u r ke 4519068 C ut est beach c ottage y ou ll ev er w an t t o see! Immac ula t e c ondition, easy w alk t o ba y or beach. A ll new k it chen with highend gr anit e and applianc es new HV A C & w a t er hea t er whole -house w a t er tr ea tmen t syst em, new aer obic septic W orr y -fr ee! C o v er ed park ing & t ons of st or age f or all y our beach t o ys & shing gear N o HO A f ees! O n a pr ett y str eet with gr ea t neighbors put on y our ip ops and c ome see! w w w .st geor gewir ed .c om S himmering S ands R ealty THOMPSON BASSET T TEAM C ell: 850-653-6621 w w w .st geor geislandr ealesta t e .com MLS 250905 ST GEORGE ISLAND $538,000 T his c ust om built home in the Plan ta tion, nestled among na tiv e I sland v egeta tion and just a shor t w alk t o the G ulf of Me xic o f ea tur es a spacious living/dining/ k it chen ar ea with a gas r eplac e on the rst lev el as w ell as t w o bedr ooms and ba ths S ec ond oor is a full mast er bedr oom and ba th with jett ed tub and huge w alk -in closet T her e is a lof t sitting ar ea with sleeper sofa tha t c ould be o c e or cr af ts r oom. T his home w as designed f or out door living with por ches and sitting ar eas t o enjo y the beautiful views of the G ulf A lar ge priv a t e hea t ed pool adds t o the out door enjo ymen t Plan ta tion clubhouse t ennis c our ts and pool just one str eet a w a y B oth tile and c arpet thr oughout house and tiled ba thr ooms D imensions w er e tak en fr om C oun t y P r oper t y A ppr aiser s w ebsit e S himmering S ands R ealty STE VE HARRIS C ell: 850-890-1971 w w w .st e v esisland .com w w w 29,000 29,000 Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guiness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) When was singer/ dancer Paula Abdul honored with the 1944th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? 1991, 1994, 1999, 2002 2) What countrys two ofcial languages are Pushtu and Dari Persian? Greenland, Thailand, Afghanistan, Laos 3) Whose biggest hit came in 1964 with Come A Little Bit Closer? McCoys, Bobby Freeman, Jay and the Americans, Beatles 4) Which president bought 20 spittoons for the East Room at $12.50 each? John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan 5) In 1988, where did singer Roy Orbison perform his nal gig near? San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland 6) Whose rst U.S. album was Hunky Dory in 1971? Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Royal Guardsmen 7) What 1980s group lead singer was married briey to Janet Jackson? Golden Earring, Heart, DeBarge, Icehouse 8) Which of these dances was not invented on TVs American Bandstand? Stroll, Jerk, Fly, Cha-lypso 9) From TVs Seinfeld which circus characters were Kramer terried of? Lion tamers, Ringmasters, Clowns, Popcorn vendors 10) Whats the English translation of the Italian pasta mostaccioli, little what? Tubes, Ribbons, Tongues, Mustaches 11) Which childrens TV series is/was set in Doodyville? Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Dowdy, Sesame Street, Power Rangers 12) His real name was Robert Smith, but what was his stage name? Gardner McKay, Wolfman Jack, Buffalo Bob Smith, Don Ameche 13) What did Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invent? Velcro, Viagra, Coca-Cola, Spork 14) Whos been the youngest man ever to make the FBIs Ten Most Wanted List? John Dillinger, Frank Abagnale Jr., Eric Rudolph, Red Holden ANSWERS 1) 1991. 2) Afghanistan. 3) Jay and the Americans. 4) Andrew Jackson. 5) Cleveland. 6) David Bowie. 7) DeBarge. 8) Jerk. 9) Clowns. 10) Mustaches. 11) Howdy Doody. 12) Wolfman Jack. 13) Coca-Cola. 14) Frank Abagnale Jr. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Charlie Winchester gets a kiss from his corn snake Sunset at the Carrabelle Riverfront Festivals Pet Parade Saturday. SNAKE SMOOCH