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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, July 31, 2014 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: apalachtimes.com E mail: email@example.com Fax: 850-653-8893 C irculation: 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 Classied Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classied Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday Contact Us Out to see Index By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com In the center of a town that has seen its ups and downs over the course of two decades, Anita Grove has been a xture at the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce for a long time. But at the end of August, shell be leaving her post after 17 years, preparing the way for a new era for her successor. At the (chamber) board meet ing on Monday (July 21), they were all really shocked, said Grove. They gave me a round of applause. Its a hard thing to get it all together. Grove, whose husband Mark owns and operates the Wengs Marine boat dealership and ser vice facility in Eastpoint, has taken a job not far away at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Island Drive, where she will assume the reins of the coastal training pro gram that used to be overseen by Roslyn Kilcollins. In addition to doing the coastal training program, Ill help them get deeper roots in the community, and other important duties, said Grove. Its a new challenge. I hate to leave this job because I love this job. It has been 17 years this week that Grove was rst hired to di rect the Apalachicola chamber, brought on by Apalachicola bank president Barry Brynjolfsson, en vironmental consultant Dan Gar lick, restaurateur Jerry Hall and the rest of the chamber board. Grove has been in Tallahas see, running for a short time the annual Springtime Tallahas see event. Prior to that she had worked in public relations for a decade for the Florida Depart Apalachicola blaze destroys family home By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com A Saturday afternoon blaze on 25th Street in Apalachicola cost a family their home, but spared them injury. Three of the family dogs, Tiny Mama, Gizmo and Demo, which were a Chihuahua, a Jack Russell and a Pomeranian, perished in the re, that was reported about 3:41 p.m. at the home of Charles and Tammy Taunton, 55 25th Street. Fireghters from Apalachicola, East point and St. George Island were on the scene within minutes, and poured steady streams of water on the front and back to dampen the ames. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com After dropping steadily since its 2006 high of $4.1 billion, Frank lin Countys tax base will increase next year by about 1 percent, re turning it to levels similar to a decade ago. Property Ap praiser Rhonda Skipper last week received approval from the Florida Department of Revenue of the certied prelimi nary taxable value for the county, both government and schools, and the other taxing districts. These numbers show a slight uptick from the Good Faith Esti mates led in June, which were approximations based on the lat est data at the time. Because it is exempt from a 10 percent cap on the taxable value of non-homesteaded property, the school district is the countys larg est taxing district, and is forecast to go from $1.711 billion last year to $1.744 billion, an increase of $33 million, or nearly 2 percent. The county government tax base is estimated will grow from $1.632 billion to $1.650 billion, a jump of $18 million, or about 1.1 percent. This preliminary value in cludes the value of about $8.84 mil lion in new construction through out the county. The county tax base is slightly smaller than that of the North west Florida Water Management District, which will see a rise from $1.634 billion to $1.656 billion, growth of about $22 million, or about 1.3 percent. This is because the county, like the cities of Apala PH OTOS BY D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times St. George Island reghter Kelly Rowland, who was early on the scene because she was eating lunch in Apalachicola, helps ght the ames. RHONDA SKIPPER Tax base posts rst growth since 2006 UP IN SMOKE Charles Taunton consoles his family See FIRE A21 D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Anita Grove at her desk at the chamber See TAX A20 Grove leaving chamber post after 17 years See GROVE A20 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com After 27 years, grow ing from an all-volunteer outreach to a fully funded program with a full-time director, the Franklin County Literacy program has shut its doors. The reason for the clo sure, said both the direc tor as well as the chair of the board overseeing the non-prot Franklin County Literacy Inc., was a shortfall in fund ing leading up to the start of the next scal year in October. Its a sad day. Im not happy about it, said Maxine Creamer, who has served as the programs full-time director since 2007, after starting in 1997 as a community outreach specialist. Because of the closure, Literacy will not accept about $35,000 in funding from the county commis sion, which would have started owing in on Oct. 1, at the start of the next scal year. We needed $13,000 to continue from July through September and we didnt have the mon ey, she said. It takes more than $35,000 to do it, said Liz Sisung, who chairs the Literacy board of direc tors. There was a time we were getting $55,000 from the county. Creamer said that when she took the direc tors position in 2007, the countys funding was just under $70,000, fully cover County literacy program shuts down See LITERACY A20 Its a sad day. Maxine Creamer Franklin County Literacy Program director V O L 129 I SS U E 14 Kingsh S hootout S aturday and S unday The 11th annual Kingsh Shootout will be Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, with the Captains Meeting at C-Quarters Marina the night of Friday, Aug. 1. The guaranteed payout will be $16,500 with 10 places. You can win $5,000 for the biggest kingsh. Prizes will be given for Youth Angler (16 years or younger) and Lady Angler for the biggest sh in addition to prize money, if qualied. Each must catch their sh unassisted. Boat registration remains at $250 per boat. The tournament is in memory of Lisa Crowder Jackson, with money going to the Leukemia Research Foundation. It remains the largest leukemia fundraiser not directly sponsored by the foundation. For more info, call 697-8400. S izzler seeks donations, volunteers The 2014 St. George Island Sizzler 5K Run is scheduled for Saturday, August 9 at 6 p.m., followed by the post-race party in Lighthouse Park. All proceeds benet the Franklin County Humane Society. Organizers hope to eld at least 350 racers and 500 people for the party. If you would like to help by volunteering, lending equipment or making a donation, please contact Barbara Iman at barbara. firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 323-1555. I sland golf gatherings At 7:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, men gather in the parking lot of the St. George Island Methodist Church to form carpools to go golng. For information, call 927-2000. Opinion .......... A4-5 Society ........... A10 Faith ............. A11 Outdoors .......... A14 Tide Chart ......... A14 Sports ............ A15 Classieds ...... A22-A23 Pageant excitement, A2
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 The excitement is brewing for the annual event Saturday evening that will select the young lady who will best represent the 51st annual Florida Seafood Festival over the course of the next year. The stage is set for the 6:30 p.m. pageant, in the cafeteria of Franklin County High School, at 1250 U.S. 98, Eastpoint. After initially having a little difculty getting the minimum number of girls to compete, the festival now has ve outstanding candidates to wear the sash. Taking part will be: Aaliyah Ireonna West, 16-year-old daughter of Melissa West and Israel Ling, of Apalachicola, a senior at Franklin County High School. Aaliyah is sponsored by Phoenix Family Health Care. Katie Abel, 17-yearold daughter of Scott and Chanda Abel, of Apalachicola, a senior at Port St Joe High School. Katie is sponsored by Steve Rash and Waterstreet Seafood. Macey Ryanna Hunt, 17-year-old daughter of Jayme Votaw and Johnny Hunt of Carrabelle, a senior at Franklin County High School. Macey is sponsored by 2 Als at the beach Cafe. Erin Elizabeth Riley, 17-year-old daughter of Larry and Heather Riley, of Carrabelle, a senior at Franklin County High School. Erin is sponsored by High Calling Church and Saltwater Solutions. Jessica Schmidt, 17year-old daughter of Robert Schmidt and Heather Huron, of Sumatra, a junior at Franklin County High School. Jessica is sponsored by Weems Memorial Hospital. The young ladies will be judged based on four categories Interview, Talent, Poise and Appearance, and Casual Wear to determine who will come home with the prized tiara. An award is also given for Miss Congeniality, selected by the four other contestants. In addition to the pageant, the audience will also hear about the selection of country music singer Craig Campbell, who will be the featured entertainment at the festival, on Saturday night, Nov. 1. The 35-year-old singer from Lyons, Ga. has released two albums, Craig Campbell in 2011 and Never Regret in 2013. He has had ve singles on the country chart, including his debut single, Family Man, in 2010, which reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with a peak of #14 in April 2011. The albums second single, Fish, released to country radio in June 2011, and reached #23 in October 2011. When I Get It peaked at #38 in early 2012. Campbell released his fourth single, Outta My Head in late 2012, and his second studio album, Never Regret in May 2013. The albums second single, Keep Them Kisses Comin was released to country radio on Dec. 2, 2013 and would become his biggest hit. Helping emcee the pageant will be John Solomon, the president of the festival board. Also serving on the all-volunteer board are Vice President Tress Anderson, Secretary Andrea Register, Treasurer Danny Gay, Past Presidents Ted Mosteller, Michael Shuler, Jennifer Brown, Kevin Ward, R.J. Shelley, Danielle Layne and Pam Brownell. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN We ems Memorial Rehab Car e of fers in-patient re habilitative services, designed to impr ove function and maximize potential for re tur ning to home, school, work, and the community Our team customizes each patient s car e to meet both patient and family needs. We ar e committed to re tur ning those individuals who have been impair ed by accident or disease to their highest level of independence. Re hab Re stor e, Re turn to Home Call To day (850 ) 653-8853 135 Av enue G, Apalac hicola We ems Memorial Re hab Car e Yo ur Jour ney Back Home 4518375 DANA WHALEY | Special to The Times Aaliyah West DANA WHALEY | Special to The Times Katie Abel DANA WHALEY | Special to The Times Macey Hunt DANA WHALEY | Special to The Times Erin Riley DANA WHALEY | Special to The Times Jessica Schmidt Miss Florida Seafood Festival pageant Saturday CRAIG CAMPBELL, featured festival entertainer
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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Government cannot be run like a business By Marc Yacht, MD, MPH Special to The Times Government is about essential services; business is about prot. Business types have no business running government. That is the purview of elected ofcials. Governments focus should be on solving problems, not on available dollars. The challenge is to nd the resources, not cut the programs. Its a different way of thinking and the best example of a failed businessmanpolitician is Floridas Gov. Rick Scott. By hook or crook, he has become a very successful businessman. But as a governor, he will be rated among the worst. He has been insensitive to the needy, has undermined public education, hurt the environment, and assaulted the health and wellbeing of Florida citizens. No one likes taxes but everyone wants services. Private enterprise sells a product or service to customers. Government provides essential services to every citizen. It is not possible to use a business model to run government any more than it is sensible to run a business like a government. Government programs should not be about prots. For example, public health communicable disease programs are complex. The patient must be treated and then those who have had contact with the patient must be found and examined. This effort is important to prevent the spread of serious disease such as tuberculosis, AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases. Florida had one tuberculosis hospital. The most difcult patients were housed there. Floridas Lantana TB hospital enjoyed an international reputation for treatment and training. A business decision based on costs closed the hospital. Improper patient placement put communities as risk. The hospital closed during one of the most dangerous TB outbreaks in the country that centered on Floridas homeless population. A concerned governor would have worked with public health ofcials to protect health and welfare. The highspeed-rail effort could have connected Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee and Pensacola. Scott refused federal money for the train, terminating the project. Thousands of jobs were lost, a long-term plan fell victim to running government like a Fortune 500 company. Purging talent and politicizing the health department and other state agencies moved money and jobs to patronage. The health department lost food service and environmental regulatory authority. Other agency authority was neutralized, putting citizens at risk. It is difcult to quantify prevention. Professionals understand this. Businessmen-politicians generally do not. Not everything of social value is protable. The push to privatize education through charter schools and vouchers continues to undermine public education. It pushes tax dollars to the private sector. Critical resources to public schools are lost. This is another example of a governor who runs government like a car lot. Public schools cannot be run like a department store; public health cannot be run like Microsoft. Public education needs adequate funding and skilled staff. The prot from effective government is better and healthier communities. Scotts rejection of Affordable Care Act money (Obamacare) is the most egregious decision of his administration. It blocked 1 million Floridians from health coverage. This decision should keep responsible elected ofcials awake at night. Diseases are left untreated, chronic illness unmanaged, and preventable death unchecked. A communitys quality of life requires limiting the spread of disease, addressing road and bridge repair, public safety and education. Essential services must be improved, not cut. Government must protect the common good. It never has and never will be successfully run as a business. Marc Yacht is a semi-retired physician living in Hudson. Column courtesy of Context Florida. MARC YACHT Just try putting up a wall By BN Heard Special to the Times Almost every day, I pass through a gate with security guards. Most of these guards know me by name because I see them daily, sometimes multiple times a day. One of these guards is always giving me water or Gatorade, noting that I should stay hydrated. It worries me. Not that he is giving me water and Gatorade, but that I may look dried up or dehydrated. Some folks would wonder why this fellow keeps giving them things. I do not. There are nice people in this world and nice gestures should simply be appreciated. Yes, I do realize that this fellow goes to the college where I teach and there is a high probability that he will end up in one of my mathematics courses. Grades cant be bought in my classes; Im pretty sure he understands and is simply being kind. On a recent pass through the gate this fellow handed me a Gatorade and said, You need to stay hydrated. I simply said, Thanks. With no vehicles behind me, he continued his conversation wanting to talk about Robert Frost and his poem, The Mending Wall. It was a poem I had not looked at in many years, so I took a look at it as soon as I got the chance (knowing he would want to talk about it again the next time I passed through the gate/hydration station). It is an interesting poem and I guess it is one that you could sit around and drink Gatorade (or something else) and discuss. My basic take on it is that you have a couple of neighbors who get together to repair the wall between their properties on a regular basis. One questions the need for the wall, whereas the other notes that Good fences make good neighbors. You kind of see the points both fellows are making, but its the fellow who thinks walls are not needed who is most interesting. You see, this fellow doing all the talking who thinks there doesnt need to be a wall, is the one who initiates the wall xing or mending. It is a bit humorous That is my take on it. You can probably pay 10 dollars and get a much more educated analysis of Robert Frosts poem. Im sure they will use a lot of 10dollar words, thus making your investment seem worthwhile. We are at a time in the world when the case can be made that we need more walls, fences and boundaries or at least need to mend the ones we have. These are decisions that I am glad I do not have to make. However, if we are talking about boundaries in general, I think it is always a good idea to have them with children, dogs and perhaps to keep rabbits out of the garden. On second thought, perhaps we should reinvest in mending walls such as family, country and just plain good ole American logic. Everybody has a different idea as to what a fence should look like just try putting one up that has to be approved by a homeowners association. Robert Frost died around the time I was born and we are (at least I am) still studying his work. Frost was born in 1874 in San Francisco. His father named him after a Southern hero, Gen. Robert E. Lee. I nd that interesting from a boundary standpoint. Robert Frosts father requested to be buried back on the east coast where he was from. Robert, his wife, family and his sister took his father there to be buried and didnt have enough money to get back to California. His granddaddy offered him a house in Massachusetts. Not having enough money to get home, he took the house and stayed. He attempted chicken farming at one point in his life and he didnt do so well so he became a poet and an educator and won four Pulitzer Prizes. As for the failed chicken farmers poem, The Mending Wall, I think I will keep my side of the fence mended and keep hoping my neighbor treats his dog better, learns to put his garbage can in the right direction for the robotic truck to pick up and gets his little convertible shining to his satisfaction. A taller fence or wall would be useful in blocking my view of my neighbor polishing his snappy little convertible while I am bailing water out of the oorboard of my car after it has rained. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard A business decision based on costs closed the hospital. Improper patient placement put communities as risk. The hospital closed during one of the most dangerous TB outbreaks in the country that centered on Floridas homeless population. A concerned governor would have worked with public health ofcials to protect health and welfare. How is the middle Colbert boy today? I wasnt dead certain positive Mr. Abernathy knew my first name but he got me in the right place, in the right family. Id drop by his hardware store from time to time to look over the toys down in the basement. Anything special I can show you? If I thought it was neat that the owner of the business was giving a 10 year old his undivided attention, it didnt register on me. It was pretty common. Mr. Abernathy was about as friendly as they come. No sir. Im just looking. Both of us understood that shopping was all I could do. I didnt have the money to actually buy anything. Course, I didnt realize at the time that wonderful memories dont cost one red cent. Billy Bradleys father ran the Golden Rule right across Broadway Street from Abernathys Hardware, close to where the old bank stood. It was a five and dime that was crowded with back to school items, assorted candies, Tinker Toys, cap pistols and Lone Ranger masks. It was another fun place to look around. Mr. Bradley treated me just like a paying customer. He let me browse for hours. I could pick up the rubber baseballs and test the seams. I could pull out the spyglass and bring the bamboo picture frames hanging on the back wall up close. When I got a little older he hired me to take his advertising flyers door to door. It was a favorite place to shop. And the memories are still alive of the Clove Gum smell, the big glass windows and the friendlessness of the staff and customers. Mr. Howard Freeman owned a mens store over on Cedar Avenue. As I grew into the dating stage his place became more and more important. I couldnt take Jane Hill to the movie wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt! And I had real money made from picking cotton, unloading lumber or working at the swimming pool burning a hole in my pocket. Mr. Howard seemed more interested in Fridays nights ballgame than selling me a Penguin sweater with the suede leather elbow patches. And he loved my older brother. I havent seen Leon in a while. Is he staying out of trouble? You had to do a bit of socializing before you got down to business at Freemans Menswear. And it was the same all around the square. Folks took time to talk, catch up a mite and enjoy the moment whether you were the seller or the sellee. Those special memories way outlasted the cap pistols and the sweaters. Most anybody growing up in a small town in the late 50s knows exactly what Im talking about here. We still bask in the laid back attitude, the slow pace, the Mayberry feel.. I thought of Mr. Abernathy this week as I went into our local hardware store. My rst wife was doing a little rearranging in the attic and I needed some boards or plywood or something. As usual I was about half prepared. Greg talked baseball and grandkids. Deb was still laughing over something Id said about Irene a year ago. The owner asked if he could help. When they decided what I needed, they rushed to get it loaded and squared away. And Greg let me know if I could wait until Saturday, hed come over and help me nail it up. Cathy thought a small strip of carpet would keep the storage boxes off the plywood. I hustled out to the carpet place. Now folks, they knew right off that I wasnt spending much money on this project. Wed already carpeted the house in 1983. It still looked pretty good to me if you dont count the grape stain Josh poured into it the rst month we had it. I just needed a small remnant on this day. But before we discussed the reason I was there we had to compare our kidney stone pains. Dennis was knocking on wood, Kenny was carrying two or three even as we spoke and Danny was thrilled it was me instead of him! They all listened politely to my carpet story and Danny found exactly what I needed and loaded it up as we talked church, world affairs and retirement. Mr. Bradley never treated me so good. I stopped by the auto parts store on the way home to get some oil for my lawnmower. It was the same thing. We had to catch up on family and friends before we got down to the NAPA Know How part. Dick even asked about Leon. When I was emptying my pockets to see if I had enough for two quarts, Glen was ringing it up for me. They were sending me home with the oil. I reckon they gured we could worry about the money tomorrow or next week. Folks, you dont know how lucky I am to be living in a town with no Lowes, no Home Depot and no Wal-Mart. And the special memories I have made shopping this week will linger longer than the stain on the carpet or the junk in the attic. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Its like dj vu all over again! Most anybody growing up in a small town in the late 50s knows exactly what Im talking about here. We still bask in the laid back attitude, the slow pace, the Mayberry feel..
By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott knows a bargain when she sees one, and the voters are beneciaries of her eye. Beginning with this elec tion, county voters will be signing in to vote on a new EVid system, a method of electronic voter identica tion that will enable poll workers to manage the pro cess more smoothly, in real time without researching in terruptions, and have the in formation back at the ofce with the touch of a button. Using $16,000 in capital outlay monies in her budget approved last year by the county commission, Elliott added another $4,000 of her other budget dollars and bought 10 EVid units, for a cost of $20,000. The units are new and unused, but not the latest model, and had been turned back by a larger county when they decided to go with a newer version. As a result, Elliott saved about $600 per unit. Her assistants, Carrie Johnson and Heather Ri ley, said the new units will have voters sim ply present their drivers license, which is the over whelming card of choice for photo identication. They will swipe the cards through the EVid like a debit card at the grocery store, and the poll worker then will be able to look at the same record that is traditionally in the paper books, only instantaneously. The voter will sign in on an electronic pad, and they will be ready to vote. Un less of course they havent brought a photo ID of any kind, in which case they will have to vote a provisional ballot, which the canvassing board will ultimately have to decide whether or not can be cast. It will be easier to make address changes at the polls the day of the election, El liott said, although she did ask that voters try to make those changes ahead of time, either in per son or through the mail, or by contacting the elections ofce at icelliott@ votefranklin. com. To reach the ofce, call 653-9520. All eight polling sites will have the new EVid ma chines, as well as the two of ces. Poll workers also will have the printed voter regis tration lists, to double check if need be, or in event of an emergency. Theyll always be a proper backup, Elliott said. It should be quicker and more efcient. Early voting for the Aug. 26 primary begins Monday, Aug. 11 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23. During this 13-day window, the election ofces in Apala chicola and Carrabelle will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, and until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Elliott noted that in four of the eight precincts, if an individual is not registered with either the Republican or Democratic parties, there will be nothing to vote on. Otherwise, there is some thing on every ballot in all eight precincts for Demo crats or Republicans to vote on. There are no non-parti san ballots (which encom passes minor parties) in Precinct 1, at the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department, 24 6th Street; in Precinct 3, at the Florida National Guard Armory, 66 4th Street, Apalachicola; and in Pre cinct 7, at the St. George Is land Methodist Church, 201 E Gulf Beach Drive, on the island. In half of Precinct 5, at the Senior Citizens Center, 201 Ave. F, Carrabelle, there are no nonpartisan ballots for those voters who are in District 5, which is repre sented by County Commis sioner William Massey and School Board Member Pam Shiver. 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The Franklin County Republican Executive Committee last week voted unanimously to send the Lone Star state a check for $500 in symbolic support of Perrys decision to send 1000 National Guardsmen to lend help at the border. Gov. Perry acted when it became apparent that no help was coming from Washington, said Willie Norred, committee member. The governor said Texas was under siege by illegal immigrants and this action was necessary to protect Texas citizens from drug gangs and the criminal element. Kristy Banks, chairwoman of the Republican committee, said it made its donation to provide more than lip service for his (Perrys) actions. We are hopeful that others will join us, she said. This is not only Texass problem, the problem is all of ours. District 2 candidate forum Aug. 14 The public is invited to attend a Meet the Candidate forum, hosted by the Franklin County Republican Party, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Crooked River Grill at St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane, Carrabelle. The forum, from 6 to 8 p.m., will focus entirely on the candidates in District 2, running for school board and county commissioner. Its open to everybody, said Liz Sisung, a member of the countys Republican Executive Committee. The school board race is nonpartisan and the three candidates for county commissioner, theyre all going to be there. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott shows off the new EVid devices that will help full digitize election records. Election BRIEFS Evids coming to the precincts for elections
By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com On July 16, the county commission voted unani mously to publish a re quest for bids to upgrade the soccer elds at Don nie Wilson Park west of Apalachicola. The decision came af ter County Parks and Rec reation Director Nikki Mil lender gave commission ers an estimate of $114,000 for construction of a soc cer eld in an area of the park already designated for that use. The estimate included $17,135 for fill; $24,000 for sod; $5,000 for irriga tion, $13,200 for chain link fence; $3,500 for a score board, $2,700 for two goals; $750 for benches and $2,400 for light poles with out lights or power. Also included in the estimate was $35,000 for a basket ball court. Commissioner Noah Lockley said he support ed beginning work on the soccer field at once. Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said the project would de plete capital outlay funds until Sept. 1. We have never deplet ed capital outlay, Chair woman Cheryl Sanders said. That concerns me if we have any kind of emergency. In a telephone inter view, Assistant Finance Director Erin Grifth said the capital outlay fund is used to purchase or main tain and upgrade county property. She said it might be used as a match for grants. Funds from capital outlay were recently used to buy land for parking adjacent to the Eastpoint boat ramp. Im not opposed to building this eld. I am for doing this but I am also for nding a way to do it where it does not strap the county, Commissioner Pinki Jackel said. Since I have been sitting here, we have not spent $200,000 on a soccer eld or any other kind of eld out of county funds. We have relied on state funds, FRDAP (Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program) grants, all kinds of grants that we have been able to search for and nd. Jackel said she did not believe the project could be completed in time for the beginning of soccer season in the fall. Betty Sassnett, presi dent of the Franklin Coun ty Youth Soccer League, asked whether commis sioners could ask the Franklin Correctional In stitute for workers to up grade the eld. We cant always get them, Commissioner Wil liam Massey said. Some times we go six weeks and I cant get them out. It will be better if we can bid it out because its going to drag out for a long time with inmates. Jackel said the cost of the eld required the work be bid out. Hopefully, in Novem ber, we will have addition al TDC (Tourist Develop ment Council) money, she said. I just want to look at the most prudent way to get a quality product for yall and not have some thing thrown together at the last minute. Youre looking at a $200,000 project. Sasnett said the soc cer league has waited for funding for several years. Why cant we bid it and go ahead with the basics to start something? she said. Lets get the ball rolling. She said the cost of leveling and sodding the eld would only be about $50,000. She said the basketball court could be eliminated from the work. Wed like to have lights but lights are not necessary to play, Sas nett said. Lockley asked the com mission to go out for bids. He said the project would not spend enough money to deplete the fund before Sept. 1. It just seems to me we keep prolonging and prolonging and prolong ing and the kids are sitting out here without a place to play soccer, Commission er Smokey Parrish said. Everybody professes to support the younguns, but its time to step up to the plate. The Rev. Scotty Lolley of the Living Waters Assembly of God spoke in support of the project. I mean no disrespect but it seems to me that we keep waiting on a grant here and a grant there for our kids but our county is not willing to sow any of its own seed into their lives, he said. Meaning no disre spect, thats how weve gotten all of our sports complexes, Sanders re plied. We waited over in Carrabelle for many, many years. We support our youth 100 percent. Thats why we have youth going to all these tourna ments and World Series but Im really concerned with what Marcia (John son) said about depleting the (capital outlay fund). If we were to get a storm, thats what we would have to use. Carla Cates, a parent of soccer players, said, Children are getting hurt on our elds; one of whom was my daughter. Honestly, we need the dirt and we need the sod right away. Theyre not safe. My daughters ankle is shot. Im probably going to have to take her for surgery. Jackel said the timing of the request was bad be cause it came at the end of the budget cycle. We have been bringing this to you since 2012, Sasnett said. Jackel said she sup ported the idea of seeking bids for sod and ll dirt, but did not support spend ing $200,000. She said there were hidden costs not covered in the esti mate including electrical work on the lights. Parrish said lights would not be installed in the rst phase of work on the eld. Lockley moved to dedicate $57,000 from capital outlay to upgrading the soccer eld. Sanders said the com mission should start by considering the cost of ll dirt, sod and irrigation. She said that portion of the upgrade would cost about $46,000. Millender said no la bor was included in the estimate. Youre go ing to have to pay some body to do it because we dont have support from the prisoners, she said. Jackel suggested the commission review bids without earmarking mon ey. The commission voted unanimously to seek bids for the project. PU BL IC NO TI CE TH E FR ANKL IN CO UN TY AD VI SO RY BO AR D OF AD JU ST ME NT WI LL HO LD A PU BL IC HE ARIN G ON WE DN ES DAY AU GU ST 6, 20 14 AT 10 :0 0 A. M. 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A8 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 The Bald-Headed Reporter and the Squint-Eyed Photographer on the job Apalachicola fell down good and hard on the second and third days. Georgians were shown a good time while in the city. Come again boys! The midsummer snooze of this dreamy little bailiwick was suddenly disturbed Monday afternoon when its denizens suddenly perceived Harry Fannin, paint pot in one hand and a mop in the other, excitable hurrying to and fro, defacing nice clean windows downtown, by applying in great globs of paint monstrous and most absurd hieroglyphics announcing thus: Arlington Vs. Apalach, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The infection was spontaneous. Bill Buzzett jerked his straw Katy down to the top of his ears, crunched a brand new stogie to the bone and murmured, Ill be ____. George Ramsey drew two hitches on his britches and yanked up his belt about four holes, while Bill Lovett gulped down a titanic wad of Tiger and groaned. Even wise, serene old Doc Weems forgot his dignity hanging on a hook in the ofce, while those inevitable gauntlets had entirely disappeared. Charlie Lovett chattered like a magpie and drew out his Ingersoll to note the time for the beginning of the game, though this was Monday, and last but not least the press bunch began to ransack the pockets of old discarded vests and coast for a last seasons pass book, for they too were infected with the spirit of baseball and this seasons compliments had not yet materialized. So, Wednesday came at last, and with it came the Arlington bunch. They did their little do and departed again leaving behind them aching hearts and empty purses. Veni, Vidi, Vici was the message Caesar sent to Rome after he had conquered in Pontus. Wea-wawahitchka was the message sent home by the Arlington bunch last night meaning We got their Goat, their Bacon and their Money, for truly there is no one to gainsay that they didnt. They stole in on us like a thief at midnight; they came down upon our little fold and sheared the wool from our little ock leaving them to die a lingering death from despair. But such are the fortunes of baseball. Stop the hanker in human makeup for baseball and in a generation or two men all go to grass like Nebuchadnezzar. The Arlington boys showed up to be one of the fastest and cleanest bunch in their line we have had the pleasure to cross bats with. They played the game from every angle and seemed to hit almost at will. They were generous too, for they passed up the rst game to us by a neat margin of 2 to 0, but the second game they had reserved for themselves and took it by the delicious score of 9 to 1. The third was the rubber and, of course, the most interesting one, but this they grabbed too, but not without the most strenuous kind of a scrap by a score of 6 to 5. FIRST GAME The game opened with three stiff raps in succession, each one of them directly between rst and second, in which territory was camped our friend and second baceman Albert Hickey. This very much abbreviated specimen of the genus homo delighted to be fed just such things as these and in turn scooped them up in onetwo-three order after the fashion of Hans Wagner with narry an error. Later in the game this same genius accepted two more chances, regular grass cutters, handling them in most approver fashion. All of which makes this poor scribes heart feel glad within him and creates a desire to deposit on top of that bald pate of his one long, sweet, lingering, old time kiss, like Mother used to make. In the second inning occurred a series of wallops which brought in two runs for Apalachicola, the only runs of the game, after which Hodge pitching for Arlington, tightened up and wrapped them around the batters necks so closely that they were unable to touch him for the remainder of the game. In the fourth the spectators had the rare pleasure of seeing one of the nearest plays that have been pulled off on the local lot for several seasons--a double. It was an ineld hit, and a stiff one too, but the pride and idol of the fans, Rodman Porter, who starred as pitcher was the boy to put a stop to the balls migratory tendencies in regular big league style, whifng it to second, Johnnie Theobald being camped thereon, who in turn snapped it to rst where Long John Nedley had one of his No. 12s slapped on the bag and the other about fourteen feet over towards second, with his arms making up the rest of the distance to a point half way to the latter. Let us say, by the way of parenthesis, that it must be a mighty wide ball that this elongated individual cant make connection wit, once he draws out all the kinks in his spinal vertebrae and extends to their full capacity the remarkably long antennae with which nature has so generously provided him. Go it, Old Scout, there are no more like you in Apalach. Again, in the seventh there was executed a neat and very quick double, which caused spectators to squint at one another in approving manner and heave a sigh, not of sorrow, but of delight and admiration. The opposition had a man on third and one on second with only one man down. The next batter up heaved a mighty one, about neck-high which left a trail of blue smoke and green re in its wake the fumes of which virtually permeated the atmosphere of even the bleachers, straight in the direction of our invulnerable and speedy little shortstop Johnnie Theobald. This little demon pulled it down out of its ery trail and., like a catapult, shot it into the middle of Buster Porter who was covering third, nearly lifting this lad off his feet. The runner had started for home with the crack of the bat, but lo, what a weeping and wailing, for both men. En n, the game tarried along until the beginning of the ninth with a perfect string of goose eggs for Arlington, but right here clouds began to gather, and we feared a repetition of the last inning of the last game played here with St. Joe, when they piled up four runs on us. It happened thus: First man up made a hit, stole second and nally got to third some way or other. Next man up bunted to Rodman Porter, he being unable to pick it up. The ball seemed to wiggle around in the sand like Josh Billings ea: They spring from low places and kan spring further and faster then enny of the bug brutes. One ea will go all over a mant suburbs in 2 minnits. It is impossible to do ennything well with a ea except to swear, and they aint afrade of that; the only way is kwit bizzness of all kinds to hunt for the ea and when you found him he isnt there. This iz one uv the ea misteries, the fakulty they uv being entirely lost jist as sune az you have fownd them. However, he eventually found the ball, but his man was safely on rst and took second in less than a minute afterwards. The status of the game at this point was one man down, one on second and one on third; then things begin to look hazy and it seemed to us that the smile of condence which Rodman had been wearing thus far had disappeared from his countenance. Then, the next man up smashed one way into the empyrean, but oh, what a relief when we saw it drop safely into a big sack which Maddox was holding for just such as these out in deep center. Status now was better, but still looked dangerous. The next ball hit was a high bounder over Rodmans head, he nailed it squarely over his head and pegging it to rst, thus retiring the side and salting the rst game down for keeps. S ECOND GAME With the scalps of the visitors dangling from their belts, and whetting their appetites for another feast, the local association of alleged ball players trotted on the eld to make one more good meal off the unsuspecting Georgians. But often, the best laid plans of mice and men gang oft aglee, and the out come of the second game was one of these occasions. In fact, the plotting villain was hoist by his own petard, and instead of crunching the bones of the helpless Arlingtonites and running them around like a bunch of sheep, the tables were turned and it became a game of shell, or, shell game. There the ball was and there it was not and Josh Billings ea was once more brought to mind. It seemed as though some person in sympathy with the visitors fed the locals on monkey food, who at once began to chatter in good fashion in the rst inning when the visitors shoved two runs across the pan. Sangaree poked the food to the visitors and they pounced on it like hungry beasts. Poor old Mother Coombs! She waddled about her little bunchlet and piped around the rst hoarse whispers and again in unmistakably impatient cackles then again when some of her little bunch seemed to need a little encouragement she would coo a soft and gentle assortment of notes peculiar to herself, but alack and alas! Her little tribe was dying an ignominious death, and out of shame she, like the ostrich, buried her head in the sand that she might not see the heavens fall upon them. Our ineld and outeld were kept on the run during the entire game, and always the ball went where the elder was not. In the third inning the visitors annexed four more runs, while our little brave bunch had as yet not scored. Doctor Fate prescribed the same dose again in the fth when two more of our strenuous visitors completed the circuit. In our half of the fth, this man whom we were once pleased to call friend, and whom we now delight in calling brother, by the skin of his teeth or to be more accurate, by a frog hair split four times, came home with that measly run, which was the rst and also the last time the locals had the pleasure of circling the bags. The little band then wended their way to their own little domicile, where Ma was asked to pour oil on the troubled waters of a defeated spirit. The result of this bame so demoralized the local fans mental equilibrium, that one, who seemed more perturbed than the others, sent in to ye scribe the following lamentation: Luck is sure a woman and how she hates Sangaree. Sangaree, you must be an ugly fellow, for Miss Luck just cant smile on you. Without doubt Sangaree is one of oure best slab artist. He has the goods and delivers them but if he wins a game it is up to him and the catcher. Beautiful support is afforded all of our twirlers till the luckless Sangaree steps upon the mound. The boys then become pill chasers booting the ball about, fumbling, mufng and cussing. Say, why not argue the case with Miss Luck and give the foureyed pitcher a chance? T HIRD GAME The third game was a most exciting scene. The sun was in the sky. The wind was in the air, and the birds were nowhere and angels of both genders uctuated past to and fro, here a little and there a good deal. The game opened promptly with two hits on the part of the visitors, a series of errors and some loose elding, during which interim the ball was being hurled rst over the catchers head and then over into the gardens. Long John Nedley let an easy grounder foozle between his feet and stubbed his toe on another, while Frank Martina slammed the ball from center eld over the catchers head, and by this time pandemonium reigned supreme. Theobald put a stop to this aggressiveness on the part of the visitors by making a magnicent stop of a grounder at third and a few moments later duplicated the performance at second. Jean Hickey made the third out by negotiating a fancy catch in right eld, retiring to the side. In the second we scored. Martina opened the pot for a nice single, Theobald running for him after rst base, this individual promptly stealing second. Coombs bunted safely for rst, stole second while Theobald camped on third. Maddox singled beautifully, scoring Martina and our Captain Coombs, then stole second. Buster Porter took rst on balls and Hickey went out on an ineld y. Maddox stole third but died there, as Theobald threw out. Again in the fth Albert Hickey hit to deep left for two bases. Floeger whizzed. Theobald bunted, while Hickey took third, having to take a header in order to negotiate the bag, and Theobald in the meantime stole second. Hickey came home on Jeans bunt, while Theobald was pegged out at home plate. Then came Long John Nedley who bunted, stole second while Jean was stealing home. Martina fanned. In the sixth Buster evacuated the fort and Rodman assumed command, this gent holding the bunch down to a string of goose eggs for the rest of the game. In our half of the 6th we scored one more run. Coombs got to rst on balls and was promptly caught napping. Maddox reached rst in the same manner, stole second and either by hook or by crook, negotiated third and nally came home on a passed ball. Hickey whizzed. FLORIDA M EMORY PROJECT Apalachicola baseball team circa 1908, from left to right: Mr. Fanning, Frank Martina, Bob Nedley, Albert Hickey, John Theobald, Chauncey Coombs, Andy Wing, Joe Hickey, Charlie Hobart, Percy Coombs. An ad from Aug. 1, 1914, The Times 100 YEARS AGO, BASEBALL WAS FRONT P AGE NEWS On August 1, 1914, the front page of the Times announced that Austria had declared war on Serbia in retaliation for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the Austrian throne, and his consort. Few people in Apalachicola or anywhere in the US could have imagined the impending horrors of World War I. Next to the grim news about Europe, was a column that was probably more widely read in the little seaside town. That summer, there was baseball every night of the week in Apalachicola. The following column is the breathtaking account of a tripleheader Apalachicola lost to Arlington, Ga. Arlington takes 2 games out of 3 from locals An ad from Aug. 1, 1914, The Times
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En viro nm en tal Pr ot ec ti on Ag en cy Sa fe Dr ink in g Wa te r Inf or mat ion Sy st em (S DW IS ) Vi olat io n Re por t, Ci ty of Ap alachic ola re por t cr ea te d 4/2 2/ 20 14 ba se d on data ex tr ac te d on 2/ 10 /2 01 4; Na ti ona l In st it ut es of He alt h, T ap Wa te r an d Tr ih al omet ha ne s: Fl ow of Conce rn s Con tin ue s, En viro nm en ta l He al th Pe rs pe ct iv es July 20 05 11 3( 7) : A4 74 ; T ri ha lomet ha ne s in Dr ink in gwa te r, WH O Gu ide lin es fo r Dr ink in gwa te r Qu al it y, WH O/ SD E/ WS H/ 03 .0 4/ 64 Arrest REPOR T The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola and Carrabelle police departments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Highway Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 22 James T. Estes, 48, Apalachicola, boating under the inuence (FWC) July 23 Adam D. Garry, 24, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked, and violation of probation (FCSO) Carlos E. Russell Jr., 41, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Linda A. Diopaez, 41, Eastpoint, Dade County warrant for withholding child support (FCSO) Patricia A. Keil, 45, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) July 24 Jason M. Rudd, 33, Carrabelle, withholding child support (CPD) July 25 Heather L. Hicks, 26, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Brian S. Hardy, 53, Carrabelle, DUI (FHP) July 26 Joshua W. Cooper, 26, Apalachicola, violation of probation, resisting ofcer with violence and battery on a law enforcement ofcer (APD) July 29 Dakota D. Crum, 18, Bristol, felony battery great bodily harm, and tampering with a witness (FCSO) FWC REPOR T During the week of July 18 to 24, Ofcers Allen, Marlow, Stephens, Jones, Martin, Harrison, Anderson and Nelson conducted a boating safety detail working the Apalachicola Bay area. There were 52 vessels and 111 users checked, resulting in eight citations and 35 warnings issued. This included multiple cases for commercial possession of undersized oysters, a BUI arrest and medical emergency assistance. Marlow and Jones were working Apalachicola River and observed a vessel operating up river. The vessel eventually drove up into the marsh. The ofcers went to investigate and Allen, Stephens and Martin, in a separate vessel, went to investigate as well. Upon coming on scene, the vessel was observed still in forward gear with the operator slumped over the steering wheel and unresponsive. The operator was eventually awakened after several minutes, transported to EMS for evaluation and refused treatment. The operator showed signs of impairment and eld sobriety tasks were completed. The operator was arrested on charges of boating under the inuence. While working the Cherokee Sink Tract of Wakulla Springs State Park, Marlow observed two vehicles parked on the west-side boundary and tracked several sets of foot tracks to an eight-foot fence that is posted No Trespassing. The tracks continued onto the other side and down to the sink. Marlow located 14 individuals at the sink. Ofcers Raker, Maynard and Anderson arrived to assist and 17 warnings and six citations were issued to the group ranging from fee evasion, unlawful entry and alcoholic beverage consumption. Ofcers Gore and Hellett were conducting surveillance at the St. Andrews Park jetties when they observed two snorkelers with pole spears and no dive ag working the jetty rocks. After about 20 minutes, the snorkelers were checked and found to possess a speared spade sh. A citation was issued for spear shing in a state park and written warnings issued for the dive ag violation. Ofcer Forehand was working in a covert capacity in the Caryville area, in Washington County, when he observed several subjects preparing three separate vessels to go shing on the Choctawhatchee River. He noted the subjects were loading the vessels with coolers and nets and no shing poles. He also overheard them talking about chains and cables. Forehand waited for them to return and contacted K-9 Ofcer Guy to respond to the area for assistance. Shortly after sunset, the three vessels returned to the boat ramp a few minutes apart. Forehand made contact with the subjects in an attempt to view any obvious violations. The subjects acted very nervous and seemed eager to recover their vessels and depart the area. Forehand identied himself and began to conduct a resource inspection of the subjects and their vessels. Guy arrived on scene to assist. The subjects had numerous catsh in each vessel and no legal shing gear upon inspection. During the inspections, one of the subjects admitted to using a shocking device to catch the sh and disclosed its location in one of the vessels. He also disclosed the location of the cables and chains used to shock the sh. Seven subjects were issued citations for taking freshwater sh by illegal method. Licensing on Wheels here Aug. 15 Special to the Times The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Mo tor Vehicles places a high value on customer service. Offering 11 mobile units dramatically enhances our ability to make our services more accessible. They provide a conve nient method to get a rsttime license or renew a driver license ($48 for Class E, fees vary for CDL), con vert an out-of-state license ($48), obtain a replacement for a lost or stolen driver li cense ($25), change a name or address on a driver li cense ($25), get an identi cation card ($25), renew a vehicle registration (fees vary) and purchase a spe cialty license plate. They also offer the De partments critical safety services, such as emer gency contact information registration and safety campaigns by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Florida Licensing on Wheels bus will here from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at the old Frank lin County jail, behind the county courthouse, at 33 Market St. in Apalachicola. No written or driving tests are given from mo bile units. The ve FLOW mobiles provide services out of a large bus, which makes them great for large and outdoor events. The six Mini-FLOWs are set up at a table, which accommo dates smaller venues and indoor events. For your convenience, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles accepts cash, checks and credit cards. For more information, call a community outrwch specialist at 850-617-2628 or 850-443-0406. SPECIAL TO THE T IME S
A10 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Second District Commander Willie Jackson of Quincy, right, presented Larry Hale, outgoing commander of the Willoughby Marks American Legion Post 106, with a certicate of merit at a dinner July 24 to mark the induction of the posts new ofcers. Incoming Post Commander Al Mirabella, left, also received a certicate of merit. The meeting was held at the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola because two air conditioners stolen from the post in mid-July have not been replaced. Pe t of th e We ek SH AS TA is a be au ti fu l an d ge nt le sp an ie l. Sh e is abo ut a ye ar an d a ha lf ol d an d wi ll mak e a gr ea t in do or co mp an io n. Sh e is he ar tw or m po si ti ve but we can ha ve he r tre at ed fo r th e ado pt er If so me one wo ul d lik e to sp ons or he r he ar tw or m tre at me nt p le as e ca ll 85 067 084 17 to di sc us s. Vo lu nt ee rs ar e de sp er at el y ne ed ed to so ci al iz e al l of ou r do gs an d ca ts We ar e al wa ys lo ok in g fo r pe ople wi ll in g to br in g one of ou r an im al s int o th ei r ho me to be fo st er ed fo r va ri ou s ne ed s. An yt im e yo u can sp ar e wo ul d be gr ea tl y ap pr ec iat ed Ca ll Ka re n at 67 084 17 fo r mor e det ai ls or vi sit th e Fr an kl in Co un ty Hum an e Soc iet y at 24 4 St at e Road 65 in Ea st po int. Yo u ma y lo gon to th e we bsi te at www .f or go tt en pe ts or g to se e mo re of ou r ad op tab le pe ts BILL MILLER REAL TY 850 6 97 3 751 3 310 570 0 658 $1,0 0 0 DO WN EA CH 2 U. S. 98 CO MM LO TS 5 LO TS LA NARK BEA CH 40 0 + CO MM U. S. 98 & GULF ADJ TO LA NARK MA RINA 850 K 1.27 AC LO TBCH AC CESS $80,000 50 X 150 GUL F LO T $35,000 C/ B HOME 311 2 CO R.L OT S CIT Y $49, 500 4 CI TY LO TS OFF HW Y 67 $15,000 MIH 2 CRNR LO TS BLK. $ ST ORE REDUCED $3 9,5 00 2 AC A T RIVER UTIL IN $ 39, 500 Society Janette Poooser turns 95 Ned and Polly Pooser visited Neds mother, Janette Pooser, in Winter Garden last week on the occasion of her 95th birthday. Janette was the rst child of James and Grace Hathcock Jenkins. She was born in Apalachicola on July 26, 1919, and lived there until her father moved the family to Bartow during the Depression. Pictured above are, from left, Ned Pooser of Franklin County, Janette Pooser of Winter Garden, and Neds sister, Jenny Pooser Brown, also of Winter Garden. Birthdays JaChristin Croom turns 5 JaChristin TyWone KyMel Croom celebrated his fth birthday on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with family and friends, along with his favorite Batman theme. He turned 5 on July 24. Love, hugs and kisses to you from your mother, father and papa. His grandparents are Phillip and Deandra ONeal, of Apalachicola, Hayward and Christy Mills, of Tallahassee, Freda Harris, of Port St. Joe, and Larry Croom, of Miami. Great-grandparents are Clarence and Evelyn Williams, of Apalachicola. JaBrayla Croom turns 4 JaBrayla LeAndria Nichelle Croom celebrated her fourth birthday on Saturday, July 26, 2014 with family and friends, along with her favorite Doc McStufns theme. She turned 4 on July 28. Love, hugs and kisses from your mother, father and papa. Her grandparents are Phillip and Deandra ONeal, of Apalachicola, Hayward and Christy Mills, of Tallahassee, Freda Harris, of Port St. Joe, and Larry Croom, of Miami. Great-grandparents are Clarence and Evelyn Williams, of Apalachicola. Averie Johnson turns 6 Averie Elisabeth Johnson turned 6 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Averie is the daughter of Brett and Carrie Johnson, of Apalachicola, and big sister to brother Easton Brice Johnson. Her maternal grandparents are Beckie and Ronnie Jones, of Apalachicola, and the late Scott McDaniel; and Chris and Judy Grifn, of Phenix City, Alabama. Her paternal grandparents are Robbie and Marcia Johnson, of Apalachicola. We all love you very much sweet princess. LEGION POST COMMANDER INDUCTED Antrell ONeal turns 3 Antrell Javarian ONeal celebrated his third birthday, and his uncle A.C. Franklin his 25th birthday, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with family and friends, along with Antrells favorite Spiderman theme. Antrell is the son of Austin ONeal and Quanteka Croom, of Apalachicola. His grandparents are Phillip and Deandra ONeal, of Apalachicola, Jeff and Cydell Lockley, of Apalachicola, and Ricardo Manning, of Panama City. Great-grandparents are Clarence and Evelyn Williams, of Apalachicola, Granville and Dolores Croom, of Apalachicola, Mrs. Mildred Croom, of Apalachicola, and Douglas and Liva ONeal, of Havana.
The Times | A11 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Cu mb aa Mo nu me nt s, In c. Se rvi ng NW Fl or id a Si nc e 1963 JA MES (J R) GR OV ER Ph : 850-674-8449 Ce ll : 850-899-0979 jrg ro v@ms n.c om Bl ou nt st ow n, FL 32424 Cu mb aa Mo nu men ts has be en at 19041 Sr 20 We st Bl ou ns to wn for 50+ Ye ar s. We ta ke p ride in hel pi ng yo u wi th se le ct in g the ri gh t mo nu men t for yo ur lo ve d on e. So co me by or gi ve us a ca ll or we wil l co me by you r ho me, gr av es it e, et c. Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice 101 NE F irst Street Carrabelle SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH Didnt see you at the ice cream social last Sunday, so I went ahead and ate a cup of ice cream for you. Yum, yum! Had a nice steady crowd during the three hours and collected a good amount for Ken and Linda. A big thank-you to all those who supported the social and thanks to the candidates for treating us to the ice cream. Mark Thursday, Aug. 7 on your calendar and join us for lunch at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Sarge and his crew will have a good meal prepared for us. Serving begins at noon. Be watchin for you. Our monthly covered dish at Sacred Heart Church will be on Saturday, Aug. 9. Father Eddie will be back from his bike ride, close to 4,000 miles and we will have a dinner to welcome him back. Hope to see you there. Keep Saturday, Aug. 16 open. We will have breakfast at the Lanark Village Boat Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Our faithful volunteers will prepare and serve your choice of pancakes, French toast, bacon or sausage, eggs, grits juice and coffee. All of that for a donation of $5. Hope you can make it. Later on Saturday night, you can work off the calories from breakfast at the Camp Gordon Johnston Birthday Bash. Finger food, your favorite beverage, good company and music, music, music! Cant beat that for Saturday night. Everyone welcome to join us. Then on Sunday, after church, come on over to Chillas Hall and join us for our monthly covered dish. Chow line forms at 1 p.m. Just bring a dish to share a donation and your empty stomach and enjoy the afternoon, the good food and the company. Of course, you can always enjoy hamburgers and chips on Friday nights and pizza on Sunday night at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Hamburger night starts at 6 p.m. and your donation of $6 will fill you right up. Pizza requires a donation of $1 per slice, $8 for a whole pizza and $10 for pizza on the run. Everyone welcome. Just dial 697-9998 to place your order to go. Hope Dot Bless is recovering from her back surgery. Keep her, Bob Dietz, Jim Bove and, of course, Ken La Paz in your prayers. Be kind to one another and keep smiling. You may not feel any better, but everyone else will wonder what youre up to. Until next time, check in on the sick and housebound. God bless America, our troops, and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. Share a lunch with us at senior center Aug. 7 LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh The W asmund Family The Wasmund family would like to thank everyone in our community who prayerfully sought Gods will the past few weeks for Paul M. Wasmund. Although Paul has gone on to be with the LORD, he will remain in our thoughts and memories for many years. To all those who provided food, owers, cards and visited our home, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your unselsh kindness; may God bless you all. Frosso Nichols passed away on Tuesday, July 22, in a Jacksonville hospital. She was born in Anhelos, Greece on June 30, 1933 to Constantine and Anastasia Kines. She graduated from Volos High School. Frosso had four older brothers, George, John, Vasili and Andrew. She was preceded in death by George and John. In 1956 while on a Greek cruise, she met her future husband, Photis, and after a whirlwind romance they were married 15 days later. She is survived by her husband, Photis and three sons, George, Photis Jr., and Constantine, as well as two grandsons, Photis III and Antonis. Frosso was a life member of the Greek Orthodox Church and Philoptochos Society and was very active earlier in her life. She lived in Apalachicola with her physician husband for 50 years and attended the Greek Orthodox Churches in Tallahassee and Panama City. She was active in both churches. She was a member of the Bible Study Group of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola and upon moving to Jacksonville 12 years ago, she joined the Queens Harbour Bible Study group. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 25 in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to St. John Greek Orthodox Church building fund, 3850 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel, is handling arrangements. Frosso Nichols FROSSO NICHOLS Card of THANKS First Pentecostal VBS next week The First Pentecostal Vacation Bible School will run from Monday through Friday, Aug. 4 to 8, nightly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church on 379 Brownsville Road, in Apalachicola. Geared for ages 4 to 12, the VBS theme is Weird Animals: Where Jesus Love is One-of-a-Kind. Registration is Monday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. For more info, call Terry Tipton at 653-5803 or the church at 653-9372. Check out Apalachicola Fphc on Facebook for more info! Faith BRIEF Obituary The following is the updated schedule for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and the St. George Island areas. For more information, call the Hotline at 653-2000. MONDA Y Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 Sixth Street 7:30-8:30 p.m. Closed Discussion TUESDA Y Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church Noon1 p.m. Open Discussion Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First Street 7:30-8:30 p.m. Big Book/12&12, Open WEDNESDA Y Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 6-7 p.m. Womens AA, Closed 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mens AA, Closed THURSDA Y Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church Noon-1 p.m. Open Discussion St. George Island United Methodist, 201 E Gulf Beach Dr. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Discussion. FRIDA Y Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 5:30-6:30 p.m. Open Discussion Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Discussion SA TURDA Y Alligator Point Mission By The Sea 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discussion Group Eastpoint First United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Dr. 7:30-8:30 p.m. AA Speakers Meeting, Open SUNDA Y Eastpoint First United Methodist Church 7:30-8:30 p.m. AA Big Book Study, Open God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference AA MEETING SCHEDULE Special to The Times The Raney family makes their way into a new book commemorating their very first biographical tell-all, Raney Days: the David G. Raney Family and their Antebellum Home, set to be released Saturday. Raney Days features stories and biographical tales of the family then and now. David G. Raney, a cotton trade entrepreneur and father of Judge George P. Raney, first native Floridian Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, built the historic Raney House in Apalachicola in 1838. Author Sara McFerrin spent time pairing interviews with individual Raney descendants and analyzing historical records to write a factual account of the struggles and tenacity of one of Floridas pioneering families. McFerrin is a freelance short story writer, contributor to Senior Living newspaper and docent at the Raney House Museum in Apalachicola. From the wilds of the new territory of Florida in the 1800s to seventh generation Raneys in modern day Florida, the family plays a vital role in history, said McFerrin. Youll find a detailed account of the Raneys and how their antebellum home was rescued and restored. Family members have shared stories and photographs. Actually, there are over one hundred photos in the book. McFerrin began writing Raney Days as she developed interest in digging deeper into the local history of her home in Apalachicola. As a docent for the Raney House Museum, she advanced her knowledge and attention to the influence the Raney family had on the small coastal town. McFerrin reached out to many Raney descendants who gave their own accounts of family history and memorable descriptions to be included in the book. Although this story of the Raney Family is based on historical events, it appeals to the imagination, said Carolyn Raney Stoia, descendant of Judge George P. Raney. Stoia contributed documents and family photos as well as liaising with the Raney family and the author. To celebrate the launch of Raney Days, an open book signing will be at the Raney House Museum on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 3-6 p.m. All Raney descendants are invited to attend a complimentary dinner, sponsored by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, afterward to commemorate the historic legacy of the Raney family. If you are a Raney descendant and would like to attend, please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Raney Days is available for purchase at Downtown Books & Purl, Apalachicola. Raneys to gather at Saturday booksigning Faith SARA MCFERRIN
Local A12 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 Staff Report This new page has been created to feature photographs submitted to The Times by our readers. This regular addition to The Times offers an opportunity for the photographers from throughout Franklin County, both residents and visitors alike, to highlight their best work capturing the beauty of the landscape, the excitement and energy of the people, and the adventure of the world around them. Please send photographs to Dadlerstein@star.com For more information, call 653-8894. Crossword PUZZLE Crossword SOLUTION MARY F L OW E RS | Special to The Times This is a shot taken off U.S. 98 in Eastpoint this month. The photographer was heading back to Jefferson City, Missouri after the familys annual St. George Island vacation. DO L OR E S Q U IRK | Special to The Times Bird on Wing Street sign on St. George Island G E NI M E RMO U D | Special to The Times This rainbow photo, taken on St. George Island just after a storm, features the photographers daughters, her mom and her dog. L YDIA CO U NTRYMAN | Special to The Times The train trestles at Huckleberry Creek L YNN SMITH | Special to The Times Payne Smith explores St. George Island, together with his mom, a schoolteacher. D E BI JORDAN | Special to The Times Two dogs, Mojo (black and tan) and Scupper (black and white), frolic in mid-July at the Point on Old Carrabelle Beach. L A U R E N WH EELE R | Special to The Times On July 28, this Carrabelle photographer was shing about a mile-and-onehalf north of the bridge on the Carrabelle River when she spotted something big coming towards her. She was surprised to nd out it was a bear.
Local The Times | A13 Thursday, July 31, 2014 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com With a hoot of cheers from spectators last Thursday morning, roughly two hours after workers began, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse ascended to its position as the highest point in Port St. Joe. The 91-foot, 60-ton structure was raised from its side to its rightful stature standing sentinel in George Core Park as three cranes and more than a dozen workers skillfully and without event put the lighthouse on its new foundation along the waterfront in Port St. Joe. Its surreal, said Charlotte Pierce of the St. Joseph Historical Society which has worked for more than a decade to save and preserve the lighthouse. We would have loved for it to stay on the Cape but obviously that was not an option. Im just excited to see it saved and preserved for generations to come to and enjoy. And unlike the last time Mother Nature forced the lighthouse further inland more than a century ago the images of this move will last beyond many of our lifetimes as dozens were stationed around the park with video cameras, personal cameras, phones and most any other device with which to snap a memory. Spectators came with lawn chairs and towels to sit on and folks ringed the park as the lighthouse was carefully raised and its four legs seems hardly the proper word for the large steel beams of the base placed on footers poured more than two weeks ago. This is history, said local photographer Clarence Monette who lmed the work. The process of raising the lighthouse, like the move the previous Tuesday of the tower and ancillary buildings from Cape San Blas to town, went remarkably smoothly, save for the sound of a heavy chain breaking early in the process that seemed to unnerve all but the contractor and his crew from Ducky Johnson House Movers. In fact, the Ducky Johnson crew, which lost its namesake leader several years ago, reinforced its legend established, at least in Port St. Joe, after crews moved several giant structures, including an 800-ton condenser, off the old paper mill site. But with the lighthouse and two keepers quarters now in place the oil house is to be moved this week the work is hardly over. As noted by Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson two weeks ago there is cleanup needed to the lighthouse structure sanding, maybe a new coat of paint but particularly to the keepers quarters. The house that was once home to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop has, in the nearly two years since it was deemed the lighthouse was under threat of coastal erosion and declared surplus by the U.S. Air Force, has come under disrepair. The Gift Shop, in the short term, will continue to operate from the adjacent historic Maddox House. One of the quarters has a restroom, but the other does not which will be consideration for future plans. We just dont know what we will do with the gift shop, yet, Pierce said. Pierce said the Historical Society will likely undertake a community fundraising campaign to facilitate necessary work to the structures. Pierce said in addition to some cleaning and general spifng up the lighthouse tower will be inspected to ensure it survived the relocation without injury, with an aim toward resuming the full-moon climbs that were so popular before nature forced a stop. The Historical Society is also reaching out to the Coast Guard to examine options for installation of some kind of light it cannot impact navigation in the lighthouse lantern room. Landscaping around the complex is also on the to-do list. That, however, is in the future. For now there was satisfaction for the members of the Historical Society, a couple of dozen strong, who wrote applications for state grants, appeared at state hearings for those grants and somehow came away with the funds to restore the keepers quarters and rehabilitate the lighthouse tower. The organization also worked through the red tape of the Air Force and the Board of County Commissioners to broker a lease for the property and buildings, which paved the way, eventually, for the fullmoon climbs. So few people, with the help of others just look at what they were able to accomplish, Pierce said. At this point, I am sure it was the good Lords blessing that got us through. I think it is going to be an awesome asset to the community and to the county. PHOTOS BY T IM CR O F T | The Star THIS IS HISTORY Cape San Blas Lighthouse now looms over George Core Park
By VALERIE GARMAN 747-5076 | @valeriegarman firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY A proposed amendment to split the rec reational red snapper sector has caused a split among an glers in the Gulf region. The amendment, under consideration by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, proposes dividing the current recreational red snapper allocation between for-hire operators, which includes charter and head boats, and private recreation al anglers who now share the same portion of the catch. Under current regulations, the red snapper catch is split between just two sectors, with 51 percent allotted to commer cial anglers and 49 percent to recreational anglers. Although most stakehold ers agree something needs to be done to boost the number of shing days in federal wa ters this years recreation al season was just nine days the opinions on how to get there are divided. The main purpose of this is to address the fact that the for-hire share of the catch has gone way down over the last ve years or so, said Roy Crabtree, Southeast regional administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries. Thats largely a result of state waters being opened up out side of the federal season. Despite a longer season in state waters this year, many charter boats were kept on shore due to a provision in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the law that governs U.S. sheries management, that says federal for-hire permit holders can sh only when federal waters are open. I think theres general agreement among everyone that what were doing now is not working, Crabtree said. We need to nd a different way to manage the shery. If the Gulf Council chooses to move forward with sector separation, which would break out the almost 1,300 boats that hold federal for-hire permits, it also would need to take ac tion on how to split the quota and set the seasons. Addition ally, the council will consider adopting an option for federal for-hire anglers to opt out and rejoin the private recre ational sector. Beginning next month, the Gulf Council will host a series of public scoping meetings on the controversial issue, with one set in Panama City on Aug. 12. Crabtree said the council will discuss sector separation at its next meeting in Biloxi, Miss., on Aug. 2529, but it is unlikely to make a decision before an October meeting in Mobile, Ala. Although proponents of sector separation say it would give for-hire anglers more exible seasons and better accountability, those in op position see it as an attempt to further restrict access to the resource by potentially requiring sh tags or catchshare programs similar to those used in the commercial red snapper shery. Ultimately, the MagnusonStevens Act will dictate how long recreational anglers can sh, regardless of how many sectors are split. By law, the shery must be shut down if the Gulf-wide recreational quota is met, even if one of the subsectors hasnt met its quota. THE P RO P O N E NT S Panama City charter Capt. Billy Archer, a found ing member of the Charter Fishermans Association, said sector separation has been a measure the organization has been pushing for the past six years. By having two separate sectors, boats like myself with a federal permit, we will have to become accountable, Ar cher said of a simultaneous effort to require electronic log books on federal for-hire boats to better keep track of the sh being caught. Well have to have tools on our boat and submit the number of sh we caught to National Marine Fisheries. Archer also shes in the commercial sector, which operates under an individual shing quota or catch-share program. The IFQ program dedicates a portion of the total catch to individuals or cor porations that purchase the shares. The concept of sector separation also has received support from some big envi ronmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprot advocacy group that provides funding to organizations that support its mission, including the CFA. During the 2011-2012 s cal year, the CFA received a $161,000 grant from the EDF. EDF spokesman Matt Smelser said its not uncom mon for the organization to provide grants to groups with a common purpose. If you come to the table as an organization and want to explore ways to better man age the sh stock, we want to work with you, Smelser said. What Amendment 40 does is open up the possibil ity for charter businesses that provide access to individuals. This allows them to explore management plans that are the best for them. The bottom line is, nobody wants a nineday federal season like we had in June. Gary Jarvis, president of the Destin Charter Boat As sociation, said his organiza tion also has taken a proac tive stance in support of the amendment, a move he said would create more account ability for the recreational sector. We have no choice but to do this, said Jarvis, who owns Back Down 2 Fishing Charters. We want to see something where everybody has a level playing eld. Through sector separa tion, Jarvis said, charter boat operators would have a chance to explore ways to get out on the water more fre quently. Options could include implementing an individual shing quota program or a tag system, he said. The science is agreeing with us; we have plenty of al location. Its just the manage ment plan doesnt allow us to access it, Jarvis said. Its just time for a new plan. THE O T HER S I DE Anglers on the other side of the argument see sector separation as a strategy to radically reduce the num ber of charter boats on the water by privatizing a public resource. Chip Blackburn, captain of the charter boat Miss Mary out of Mexico Beach, said charter-for-hire anglers could be faced with high costs to participate in the shery, from expensive individual shing quotas or sh tags, ultimately pushing smaller businesses out of the shery. On the commercial side, the red snapper IFQ program implemented in 2007 did lead to a reduction in anglers. A ve-year report on the program published by NOAA and the Gulf Council last year showed the number of com mercial anglers participat ing in the red snapper IFQ program had decreased by 25 percent by the end of 2011, and most of the anglers that dropped out of the program held a small percentage of shares. However, the report also outlines a large number of small shareholders still in the shery. By the end of 2011, only 18 accounts held more than 1.5 percent of the com mercial red snapper shares. The number of feder ally-permitted charter boats also has decreased over the last several years, with just 1,300 boats holding federalfor-hire permits in the Gulf, down about 20 percent since 2004, when a moratorium was placed on permit sales. Blackburn said the EDFfunded groups like the CFA are not a good representation of the for-hire industry. Theyre set up to sound like they represent the entire industry, but in reality theyre a very small minority, Blackburn said. Theyre the ones that we have to ght against. Pam Anderson, operations manager at Capt. Andersons Marina in Panama City Beach, agreed that sector separation is not the answer to xing the recent economic tragedy experienced by recreational shing industry on the Gulf Coast. Instead, Anderson chal lenged NOAA to remedy the situation by implementing a system to collect correct data on the red snapper shery. Anderson also is involved with other organizations that have taken a stance against sector separation, including the Panama City Boatmans Association and the Recre ational Fishing Alliance. We want to maintain an open shery, Anderson said. Dont charge us $10 to $20 a tag to go and catch a sh. Monda y Th ursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | Fr ida y Sa tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) Su nda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Summer time is here! 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Introduced into Florida waters in the late 1980s, lionsh populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat. Several management changes go into effect Aug. 1 that will help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission combat the growing problem by making it easier for lionsh hunters to remove the spiny predators and limiting further introduction of the species into the waters. Changes include: Prohibiting the importation of live lionsh; Allowing lionsh to be removed via spearshing when diving with a rebreather, a device that recycles air and allows divers to remain in the water for longer periods of time (currently, you cannot spear any sh when using a rebreather); and Allowing participants of approved tournaments and other organized events to spear lionsh or other invasive species in areas where spearshing is not currently allowed (such as certain state parks or refuges). This will be done through a permitting system. See or catch a lionsh? Report a sighting by downloading the new Report Florida Lionsh app on a smart device or by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Recreational Regulations (under Saltwater) and then Lionsh. To learn more about lionsh, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Lionsh. Zephyranthes or Rain Lilies are members of the amaryllis family. There are numerous hybrids and cultivars. Common names for these plants include fairy lily, rainower, zephyr lily, magic lily and Atamasco lily. Rain lilies can bloom in spring only or repeat and continue into autumn. They often ower a few days after rainstorms. Florida is home to two dis tinct varieties of Atamasco rain-lily, both found in our area. The basic Atamasco rain-lily (Z. atamas ca var. ata masca) has leaves that at least twice as wide as those of Treats rain-lily (Z. atamas ca var. trea tiae), but otherwise they are identical In Florida, rain lilies are considered a state threatened species. Native rain-lilies require open habitats and reasonable moisture to prosper so they are most common to open atwoods, mowed roadsides and similar types of such habitats. They often go un noticed when not in bloom since the plant is similar to a grass unless closely inspected. Atamasco rain-lily is a perennial evergreen. It origi nates from a bulb, which pro duces bulblets off its outer edge over time, which form new plants and eventually create a colony. Rain-lilies produce large numbers of seed and also propagate themselves this way. Both pink and white rain lilies are commonly seen in our area in lawns and along the roadside. Because of plentiful rain, they have been abundant this year. RAIN LILIES BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda A magical lily SPONSORED BY Pier/Surf Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Offshore shing is slowing down some, but the kingsh bite is still strong. Dusters and cigar minnows will nd sh fast but drifting live baits is very productive also. Scallops are growing and are getting easier to nd as summer progresses. Good spots are east of Eagle Harbor Fire Tower area and east of Blacks Island. Bay shing continues to be very productive as the heat wave remains us of summer. Trout and redsh are being caught in St. Joe Bay and Crooked Island under popping corks and topwater shots.
By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com The Franklin County Ozone All-Stars took third place in state tournament play at Spring Hill, as they competed for the Florida title among the smaller counties. The team, under the coaching of Justin Odom and assistants Lanny Rester and Donny Gay, had swept the District 4 All-Star Tournament at D. W. Wilson Field in Apala chicola last month. The team opened on July 12 with a 17-1 win over Cottondale, that lasted but three innings. Devon Daniels was on the mound. He did an excellent job, Gay said. The team just gelled and played really well that day. The Most Valuable Player of that game, se lected by the Dixie Youth League national direc tors, was centerelder Caden Turrell. With his base running, he bunted the ball and was at rst base before they could get to that ball, Gay said. On Sunday, the local boys lost 14-4 to Mari anna in six innings. We pitched four pitchers that day, Gay said. They were some big boys. One of the players on their team was 6. This kid was tall and he was quick, the fastest kid on the team. We hung in there with them the rst couple of innings, Gay said. We just couldnt get a rhythm. Marianna went undefeated in the tournament. On their off day Mon day, July 14, some of the players and their families stayed at the motel, while others went bowling, or went to the mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs. On July 15, the team lost 7-4 to East Lakeland in seven innings, in a game that went into extra innings. The game was knotted at 4-4 in the sixth. They tied it up in the top of the sixth, and all we needed was one run in the bot tom of the sixth to win the game, he said. With one out, Matthew Gay singled, but he was left stranded. East Lake land then got three runs in the top of the seventh for the win. Our team imploded, and we started making er rors, Gay said. The team competed in the B Division, for small towns such as Marianna and East Lakeland. Ozone is a brand of ball the league went with last year, and it tries to capi talize on speed. It allows players to leadoff bases, cites pitchers for balks and has a longer distance to rst base and the pitchers mound. The team is losing four players next year who will be too old to continue play in Dixie Youth. Theyre amazing athletes Mat thew Gay. Kyron Wheeler. Jake Norred and Zander McCalpin, Odom said. We wish them all contin ued success in their ath letic ventures. Because the county does not have a recreation al program for boys over age 12, the young men will have the option of playing middle school ball. Odom said he remains proud of his team this year. The community made this possible with their support of our boys and we are very grateful for that, he said. Without it our kids wouldnt get this experience. One parent, Chala Par rish, said the experience has been great for players and parents alike. All of these boys played hard, she said. Theyve played together for years. And watching them grow not only as players but lifetime friends is what its all about for us parents. CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SPORT S www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, July 31, 2014 A Page 15 Section UF: Test helps doctors catch more concussions Special to the Times On the football eld, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isnt showing symptoms yet, and either doesnt notice anything is wrong or wont report it for fear of being taken out of the game. Devastating injuries can occur if a concussed athlete continues to play. Luckily, researchers at the Univer sity of Florida and New York University have discovered a simple way to improve sideline detection of concus sions. In an article published this month in the journal Neurology: Clinical Prac tice, the researchers report that adding one simple test to a team physicians side line repertoire detected 100 percent of concussions that occurred during games. We want coaches to re alize that the sooner we get them out, the sooner they can get back to a healthy state, said one of the studys co-authors, James Clugston, M.D., a UF team physician and an assistant professor of community health and family medicine in the UF College of Medi cine. If an athlete is play ing with a concussion, there is a greater risk of getting a worse injury. Most of the time that means it takes longer to get better. Its also possible to get post-concus sive syndrome, or secondimpact syndrome, which may be fatal. Researchers studied 217 athletes on UFs foot ball team as well as the UF womens lacrosse and womens soccer teams for 18 months. During that time, 30 of the studentathletes were diagnosed with concussions they incurred during game competition or practice, Clugston said. In the study, researchers evaluated the King-Devick test. Developed more than two decades ago, this vision test was initially used to evaluate children for learn ing disabilities. In 2011, NYU researchers, led by Laura Balcer, M.D., published nd ings showing that the test helped detect brain injury in boxers and mixed martial arts ghters. During the test, athletes read a series of a numbers ar ranged in patterns on three index cards. Their baseline score is taken prior to play and used later to measure against their scores after a potential injury. During the UF study, this test was used in addition to the two other measures team physicians already use to evaluate po tential concussions. Alone, the King-Devick test identied concussions 79 percent of the time, but when combined with the other two tests which measure cognition and bal ance the trio was 100 per cent accurate in recognizing concussions. This is the rst study that has shown that add ing a vision test helps to identify more athletes with concussion and shows the vision-based King-Devick test is very effective in a col lege setting, said Balcer, a professor of neurology and population health at NYU. According to a 2013 Insti tute of Medicine and Nation al Research Council report, concussions occurred in college athletes about every 4.3 out of 10,000 times they were on the eld, either to practice or play. UF team physicians are now using the full trio of tests to identify concussions in many of their athletes. In addition, more studies are planned to evaluate other tests and continue improv ing ways to detect concus sions in athletes, Clugston said. PHOTOS BY C H ALA P ARRI SH | Special to The Times Zander McCalpin safe at rst with a nice hit ball to right eld. Ozoners take third at state tourney THE LINEUP No. 3 Jarvis Turrell No. 5 Schuyler Donahoe No. 8 Devin Daniels No. 9 Clint Rester No. 11 Jake Norred No. 13 Lamarius Martin No. 14 Kyron Wheeler No. 17 Caden Turrell No. 20 Matthew Gay No. 21 Josh Odom No. 42 Joshua Farmer No. 79 Zander McAlpin Coach Odom congratulates the team for job well done over Cottondale. A woman-sized sh Donna Martin from Leslie, Ga., caught this black drum about 7 a.m. Thursday, July 17, in Apalachicola Bay The sh was about 42 inches long longer than a yard stick and weighed about 50 pounds. SH AD MAR T I N | Special to the Times Amberjack season reopens in Gulf state waters The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggersh in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) reopens Friday, Aug. 1. In Gulf federal waters, great er amberjack also opens Aug. 1, but gray triggersh will remain closed through Dec. 31. In both state and federal Gulf waters, greater amberjack must be larger than 30 inches when measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail to be harvested when the season is open. There is a daily bag limit of one sh per person. Gray trig gersh must be larger than 14 inches when measured from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail to be taken in state and federal Gulf waters when the season is open. There is a two-sh daily bag limit per person.
By Ethel M Jenkins Special to the Times My names been changed to Chester I came from the small town of Mary Esther This is my story of me, Mom and Dad Most of its funny but some of its sad After two short years of life I was living in turmoil and strife With too little pride and not much hide I was trying hard just to survive Quickly Id learned that lifes not fair I had landed myself in dog foster care My foster mom used to pet me and say Someone will come along and get you one day She said youre so precious, Id keep you myself But theres so many others that really need my help So Ill never forget on that September morn When they got me up early I was gonna be reborn They bathed me and brushed me got me ready to go With a little bag of kibble and my teddy bear in tow Off to the parking lot behind the food store To wait on my prospects I was nervous galore! Then I saw them drive up park and get out I ran to greet them with a nudge of my snout They werent what I expected As they knelt down to see But they didnt seem to notice That I had a stiff knee Then I saw the womans tears As they rolled down her face Oh no I thought Im not gonna place But little did I know those tears Had nothing to do with me They were for the pets theyd recently lost That I couldnt possibly see So they visited with me awhile To try and get a feel for me Well would it work out, Or was it not to be? Then nally I saw them sign the papers Right there on the hood of the car Thank you Thank you Thank you I know Ive really come far. So I jumped in the back seat Ready to start my new life. Then I hopped to the front seat To take in the sights The trip didnt take too long But I thought wed never get there See I was a little anxious It was bout more than I could bear When we nally pulled up in the driveway that day I just wanted to jump out to run some and play A room full of toys and a two comfy beds Oh shake and tell me its not just in my head A nice fenced-in yard and a doggie door with a view Im nally one of those lucky chosen few Then when I saw my new Dad With tears on his face I knew in my heart I had found my right place Now I used to be called Buddy And Lord only knows what else But Dad said it just doesnt t So I think Ill rename you myself Then Dad thought of Gunsmoke this TV show That used to come on a long time ago This man had a stiff leg just like me And so Chesters the name he said it would be My Dad likes to ride me Every day after work I really love the golf cart Though sometimes I go berserk We have a little route Dad made just for us We both like routine So theres no need of fuss First we head around the corner To Lafayette Park Where I like to do my business And I run and I bark Then we make our way Through the area downtown Okay with me Just dont go near the pound! Dad also takes me walking We go every morning and night Sometimes we hear birds squawking And sometimes we hear a cat ght Now Dad likes to play little tricks on me He fools me time and again But its okay I know its his way To just make me feel I t in One evening he put on this real scary mask Then came round the corner of the house I was startled you see so I ran really fast He had scared me like a cat with a mouse Then one time he rigged up his reel and his rod And pulled a stuffed gator across the yard I froze and I growled as I stood there in awe I could not believe what my eyes had just saw I ran outside to follow it Just wanting to see where it lead And there stood Dad shaking his head So I knew that it had to be dead But when Dads under the weather Until he feels better Mom ditches our schedule She thinks is so dreadful And we head to the Dog Park Thats right down the street I get so excited You can hear my heart beat! I get to see all my friends Where we act like a bunch of old hens We sniff and play thats what its all about We run and tumble till our tongues hang out See Im a Rat Terrier but dont let that scare ya Theres something that you should know My Mom thinks Im great and theres no debate She says I could be Best in Show Now I love to feel the wind in my face Whenever we ride in the boat But I hate the life jacket they make me wear So if I fall over Ill oat I like to swim and chase the crabs When sometimes we go to the beach But somehow they always manage to stay Just beyond my reach Theres not many things that upset me Only one thing that really gets me roweled up I can hear with my ears when he changes gears And that would be the U-PS truck I run along the fence and chase it Whenever it passes by Someday I know Im gonna catch it I know this because I really try So Ill never give up on that U-P-S truck Its become like a mission in my life Ill continue to run after it and maybe one day Ill see more than just its tail-lights My Moms got the most gentle touch And I know she loves me so very much Sometimes she gives me this real special look Theres no doubt Ive really got her hooked She loves to rub me and scratch me a bit But shes quick to bathe me if she gets a bad whiff One day as Mom rubbed my belly She found this heartshaped spot Said although it feels like jelly Its a sign youre a real sweetheart She sings to me and treats me Like Im actually one of them I know she thinks Im family Cause she says Im next of kin She always cooks me my favorite foods She knows I love chicken and sh So whenever I get hungry I run to the kitchen And check out what shes put in my dish Moms always trying to get me To eat all my carrots and green beans But if I look over to Dad real sad Sometimes hell get me ice cream Occasionally when Dad and I are away Mom hides treats all over the place And when I get home the hunt is on I feel like Ive just hit rst base Now Moms got all the windows xed up Especially for me So I can see everything that goes on No matter where I might be I sit at my post and I watch and I guard For anything that moves I take my job very seriously So theres not much room to improve But sometimes I fall sleep I just cant help myself So Mom says I might just as well Be like a book on a shelf She puts out corn for the squirrels And seed for the birds that y by When dark comes along and theyre all gone The feeders are left bone-dry But it keeps me entertained All during the day While they are at work And Im home at play I love to chase squirrels theyre everywhere I sure wish I could climb a tree But I cant catch a one no matter how fast I run They mustta found out bout my knee One of the best things I nd so pleasing Mom puts blankets in the dryer when its freezing She knows when its cold that I shiver and shake So she heats them up and it makes me feel great I roll and I snuggle and I bury myself up Till Im toaster warm and feel like a pup Mom and I play hide and seek And we also play fetch ball I could play for a very long time But Im afraid that she might fall I met my girlfriend in the park one day She just wanted to chase me and wrestle and play Now shes not a mutt Her name is Starbutts I know that sounds bizarre So we just call her Star But just to make everything Absolutely clear She has a white star Right there on her rear Sometimes she sleeps over And stays for a while Then I start to get jealous And a little hostile So she heads on home And Im left all alone But I know shell be back If I cut her some slack Now its been almost two years Since that faithful day came I wouldnt change a single thing Id keep everything the same Just two crazy old fools In love with this dog Sure hope they know Im in for the long haul! So who rescued who? Is the question I ask, But it doesnt really matter anyway Cause theyre good for me and Im good for them And thats just how its gonna stay. Local A16 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 The story of us The Poets Voice
By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com Paws in celebration. On July 23, the Develop ing Adoptable Dogs With Good Sociability (DAWGS in Prison) program, based out of the Gulf Forestry Camp in White City, gradu ated its 34th class. The program, a part nership between the Flor ida Department of Correc tions, the Board of County Commissioners and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Soci ety, provides inmates the opportunity work as train ers for the rescued dogs, teaching the animals basic obedience skills and mak ing them adoptable. In the ve years since the programs conception, 355 dogs have graduated the program and 398 in mates have learned the skills of compassion, pa tience, tolerance and team work, all of which will aid them in securing employ ment upon release. During each class dogs are brought from the hu mane society in Port St. Joe to spend eight weeks with a group of inmate trainers, handlers and caretakers. If our dogs could talk, they would marvel at the compassion and attention they receive here, said DAWGS co-director Sandi Christy during her gradu ation speech where she addressed inmates, volun teers and adopters. They would tell us the nally have a pur pose and enjoy learn ing new things. Once the com mencement ceremo ny was complete, the dogs were reintro duced to their new families for some faceto-face time. During a training overview, inmate care takers covered basic commands, feeding, kenneling and tips for inte grating the dogs into their homes. Once the proud new owners had mastered the commands the pups headed out of the camp to live with families in around Florida, Rhode Island and New York. Of the 11 in the class, nine were adopted into forever homes, though Christy said that if dogs arent adopted from a class, it doesnt mean theres anything wrong with them. Some dogs might not do well around cats or chil dren and simply have more specic needs. Christy said she strives to nd the best ts for both pets and their owners. This journey will bring you more love and devotion than you have ever know, Christy told adopters dur ing the ceremony. Randall Hughes, who lives outside of Boston, was visiting her parents on Cape San Blas earlier in the year when she read about the DAWGS program in the newspaper. I read about it in the paper and thought it would be a great program if we wanted to get a dog, Hughes said. Just a few months later, Hughes made the decision to increase the family size by one and adopt a dog. True to her word, Hughes returned to Gulf County in April where she and her chil dren, ages 5 and 7, visited the hu mane society. After being introduced to several dogs, Hughes decided on Scout, a female black lab mix. Scout was very ener getic and friendly, Hughes said. Shes a really good t. Hughes said that the program was more than a benet to adopters; it also helped the trainers involved. She admitted she felt some remorse for taking Scout from the men who had built such a connec tion with her over the train ing period, but was happy that a new class of canines would quickly be brought in to take her place. Its a brilliant idea, Hughes said. You can see the program benets the inmates too and those benets outweigh the sadness. Every day across the U.S. 10,000 dogs are eutha nized due to lack of homes and limited shelter space and resources. Christy reminded Gulf County residents of the free spay and neuter programs of fered by the humane soci ety and asked pet owners not to let their animals roam. Local The Times | A17 Thursday, July 31, 2014 PHOTOS S PECIAL TO T HE T IMES The DAWGS in Prison program at the Gulf Forestry Camp graduated class 34 last week. Canine commencement DAWGS in Prison graduates Class 34 Scout was adopted by the Hughes family from Massachusetts. Trio was adopted by the Noles family from Panama City. Brutus was the winner of the Top Dog award. The DAWGS in Prison benets animal and trainer alike. Aman to refurbish Carrabelle monument By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com After learning the metal monuments in Carrabelles Veterans Park have been damaged by weather, Lanark Village resident and internationally recognized bronze sculptor Fred Aman has volunteered his time to repair the statues. Both the ag and the eagle adorning the memory wall have begun to shed their painted nish. City Administrator Courtney Millender said Aman plans to sandblast the statues and repaint them. She said the cost of the paint, which should be minimal, will come from a fund overseen by Carrabelle Cares. Tamara Allen, president of Carrabelle Cares, said the money originally was put aside to provide bricks on the wall of memory for families that could not afford them, but Allen said there has been little need for the help. LOIS S W O B O D A | The Times THE APALACHICOLA TIMES Like us on
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Local The Times | A19 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Stuff the Bus supply drive kicks off The annual drive to Stuff the Bus has started, and will continue until Saturday, Aug. 16. All three Centennial Bank locations in Eastpoint, Carrabelle and Apalachicola, and the Cadence Bank location in Apalachicola, have boxes for collection. Items needed for students include backpacks, pencils #2, cap erasers, pens blue and black, red pens, Expo markers, Highlighters, glue sticks, colored pencils, 24-count crayons, 3-ring one-inch binders (not exible, single color), tab dividers for 3-ring binders (5 per pack), folders with two pockets, multi-colored card stock, white and colored index cards, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, construction paper and scissors Items on teachers wish lists are white copy paper, Clorox wipes, Kleenex, white and colored index cards, yellow plastic pocket folders, electric pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, and colored and black ink for printers, in cartridge sizes HP950XL, HP951XL, andHP564 Free back-to-school haircuts Dorothy Cooper at the Clipper Shop, 130 Avenue F in Apalachicola, will offer free haircuts for children grades K-12 returning to school. Free haircut day is Monday, Aug. 11. The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Haircuts are on a rst come, rst served basis. Donations needed for school clothes School t-shirts are now on sale at the Franklin County School, 1250 US98 in Eastpoint. The shirts cost $6 new. Unfortunately, spokesperson Connie Sawyer said that many students do not have the money to purchase new shirts for fall. She asks that anybody having used shirts bring them to her. She is also seeking school supplies and childrens shoes of any size. Donations of money are also welcome. Anyone wanting more information can call 670-2800. Donations can be dropped off at the Franklin County School or at the Times ofce 129 Commerce Street in Apalachicola. Thompson Consulting alternate debris monitor At their July 16 meeting, county commissioners voted unanimously to name Thompson Consulting Services of Pensacola and Lake Mary as the standby debris monitor after disasters. The countys primary contractor is Rostan Solutions LLC, of Tampa and West Harrison, NY. Cities must pay tipping fees On July 16, Emergency Management Director Pam Brownell told county commissioners Apalachicola and Carrabelle must pay tipping fees at the landll if the county wants reimbursement from FEMA for emergency debris disposal. We cannot get reimbursed from FEMA for nal disposal of their debris if we dont charge them a tipping fee on a regular basis, she said. Brownell said the county lost $24,000 after Tropical Storm Debbie due to the cost of disposing of city debris. We need something in place or the $24,000 we lost with Debbie will be minimal compared to what we would stand to lose in a major storm, she said. The cities I believe have their own debris contractors and the tipping fees are a reimbursable charge for them, so they dont lose money but we dont either, but that money could help offset the cost of equipment replacement for solid waste. Brownell suggested the commission might charge the cities a set annual fee. In a telephone interview, Director of Solid Waste Fonda Davis said he was concerned that charging the cities a fee would create more work for the county. The cities help us out a lot when they pick up their own roadside debris and bring it to the landll. He said. If we start charging them a tipping fee, they may decide to leave everything for the county to pick up. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said he supported the fee. Commissioner William Massey said having to pay for debris by the ton would devastate the municipalities. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders asked Brownell to approach Apalachicola and Carrabelle city staff and explain the situation to them. Brownell said she would do so and bring a recommendation for fees back to the rst August meeting. Almost 1,300 oyster licenses sold The countys Sea Grant agent Erik Lovestrand said 1,270 oyster-harvesting licenses have been sold for the 2014 season. He said 400 were sold over the last two days of sale, June 29 and 30. This year, commercial oystermen were required by the Food and Drug Administration to take a 20-minute training video provided free of charge by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Planning and zoning requests approved On July 16, county commissioners unanimously approved ve requests for construction permits and granted one special exception. They approved a request to construct a single 32x12 family dock located at McIntyre Road in Section 10, Township 6 South, Range 3 West, east of Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida and a request to construct a 295x4 single-family pier at Lot 16, Bay Palm Village, 1415 Evodia Ct., St. George Island. They also approved a request to construct a single 250x4 family dock at 153 Harbor Circle, Alligator Point. They approved a commercial site plan for a 10-slip commercial dock as a principal use in the C-1 District on property located at 530 US Highway 98 IN Eastpoint. They approved a plat change for a three-lot subdivision named Pine View Cove 2. Finally, they agreed to a request for a special exception to locate a telecommunication tower on a 100x100 sq, ft parcel located at 3567 US Highway 98, SummerCamp, St. Teresa. Assistant County Planner Mark Curenton said ATT, the owners of the tower, have agreed to allow the county to mount a repeater on the structure, rentfree, to alleviate some communication problems for county emergency response personnel. Meagan Robins, an ATT spokesperson, said the tower has a fall zone of 119 feet and a setback of 450 feet so there is no risk it will fall and block the highway. She said the structure is designed to collapse halfway down before falling. Grant agreements signed At the July 16 county meeting, the board voted unanimously to accept two grant agreements received from the state. The rst was from the Division of Emergency Management for the reroong of the jail. The grant amount was $582,528. The county will pay a $194,176 match. The nance ofce has the match budgeted in the ne and forfeiture fund. Assistant County Planner Mark Curenton said the new roof would be fabric membrane construction similar to the roof on the courthouse. The second grant for $50,000 came from the Department of Environmental Protection for improvements at Vrooman Park, which include relocating the Tball eld, expanding the childrens playground and providing netting to catch foul balls. Commissioners also voted unanimously to accept $122,000 from the Florida Department of Transportation to partially pay for the box culvert on Bluff Road. The total cost of installing the box culvert is $195,313. The board previously approved taking the additional $73,313 needed to pay for the box culvert from Commissioner Smokey Parrishs road paving funds. Mosquito agreement approved On July 16, commissioners unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Franklin County mosquito control. This MOU allows the county to trap mosquitoes and send them to FDACS for identication at no cost to the county. Abercrombie contract awarded Commissioners voted unanimously to award the contract for building new docks at the Abercrombie Boat Ramp to the low bidder, H. G. Harder and Son, Inc. of Panama City. The bid was $94,495. Money for the project will be provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation Commission boating improvement fund. Pit Stop to serve wine and beer At the July 10 Carrabelle meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to issue a beer and wine license to the Pit Stop, 1637 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The restaurant recently reopened with an expanded dining room under new management. $500 for youth shing tourney At their regular monthly meeting July 10, Carrabelle commissioners voted unanimously to donate $500 to support the C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament. This years tourney was held on July 19. 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Local A20 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 ing the directors salary, which started out about $25,000, as well as other costs. Nobodys getting rich in education, she said. It takes tutors to do the work. There were other things coming out of these monies. Creamer said that over the years, she was able to cobble together various sources of funding, every thing from monies from Florida A & M University to a partnership with the county schools on an adult education grant to a Dol lar General grant. And using that money, the pro gram has helped hundreds of people to earn a high school diploma, a prereq uisite for many jobs. But this year, she said, with the winding up of Workforce Florida funding, it became clear there would not be enough to cover costs through the start of the next scal year. Liz and I went to ev ery politicians district. We made the (county) com missioners aware of it, and it was included in letters to the governor, Creamer said. We asked Workforce, and we asked the schools to offset salary costs. All those doors were just closed, and those doors began to close last year sometime. Members of the county commission pressed Kim Bodine, executive director of the CareerSource Gulf Coast Board July 16 about the funding cutback when she presented the bud get for CareerSource Gulf Coast, commonly referred to by its previous name, Workforce. She was asked by Commissioner William Massey whether she could nd money for Literacy. Theyre xing to have to shut the doors if we dont get them something, he said. Bodine said she had been told just recently by Creamer about the clo sure. We had a budget set aside and she was aware of that, but she said it had to do with more than funding going forward, she said. She said there was an is sue with funding in the past. Commissioner Pinki Jackel asked her about the level of upcoming funding, and Bodine said Work force was prepared to fund $31,000 for tutoring by Ge nie Nichols beginning Oct. 1. We worked with the Nest to set up a lab loca tion in Eastpoint and of course we have a lab in Apalachicola at the (for mer Apalachicola High School) complex, Bodine said. Nick OGrady, at the Franklin County School, has assured me that hes going to offer the GED lab in Carrabelle, at a lab in the municipal complex and he has funds to have a tu tor there. Jackel took issue with this. Youre doing liter acy but you went around Franklin County Literacy, she said. No, we didnt go around them, Bodine replied. We had a contract ready to ex ecute with them for this next project. Weve been contracting with Franklin County Literacy; weve been paying for a tutor all along. I dont know where their funding shortfall was. In a telephone interview this week, Bodine said funds from Workforces largest funding stream, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) cannot be used for GED (General Educa tional Development) prep aration for adults, unless the participants are also involved in a work experi ence or another WIA ac tivity, such as additional classroom training to be a correctional ofcer Even with welfare transition there are only so many weeks people can be employed in workforce training, Bodine said. There are a limited num ber of weeks you can use for training, Just to fund someone to have GED preparation is not allowable for us, she said. You can see how that would limit our relationship. Bodine said that us ing millions of dollars in funding from Tropical Storm Debby recovery ef forts, and monies set to ow in stemming from the U.S. Department of Com merces sheries failure declaration, we had to set up a very large scale work experience program to serve the people who have been displaced. Many of these people were paid a stipend during their training, but to qual ify there were strict rules regarding eligibility. Bodine said Workforce purchased the software program for GED prep as part of this effort. Litera cy didnt have the money to do that, she said. Workforce also set up and paid for two computer labs, 10 in Apalachicola and 10 in Eastpoint, along with desks needed for that number of people, and tu tors in both the part-time locations, and the fulltime one in Eastpoint. We paid through a contract with Literacy for those services to be sup plied, said Bodine. We paid a small portion of overhead, but not very much. She said once this initial phase of Tropical Storm Debby monies ended in Dec. 2013, Workforce drew on other funds, from a pot designated for food stamp employment and training. For people who vol untarily come on to food stamps and are able-bodied adults, there are some dol lars for short-term training if it will help them become employed, Bodine said. We invested in an other contract through Literacy, that picked up a couple months after the rst contract ended, she said. That rolled on, and we thought everything was going ne. In May we let Maxine know that we were building plans for the Com merce (sheries failure) grant. The problem, Creamer said, was beginning in May, when Literacy began expe riencing a shortfall, there were several students who still had not completed their GED prep. I couldnt turn people away, she said. A lot of those people were all men who worked on the water, many were elderly, my age or older. The moneys just simply not there. Of the 11 students who remained, seven went on to earn their GED, two are in GED study and one is considered a low-level reader, Bodine said. Creamer said her strat egy of digging into Litera cys reserves to fund needs was the last step in a sev en-year process of making things work through a vari ety of means. Most funding over the year has come from the county commission, she said. And since 2008, its taken a toll on our main funding. I brought other funding in in different ways, and offset salaries through partnerships. You can only do so much, then you have to have cash coming through, Creamer said. We tried to bring Literacy to the forefront and give it a more public prole, creat ing a website. We stretched it another seven years. Sisung said that while Literacy had begun origi nally as an all-volunteer ef fort, we found out over the years the most effective we have been was when we have reliable fulltime or re liable part-time help deal ing with the people who want to get their GEDS. For a time we had vol unteers, and as wonderful as they are, theyre not necessarily reliable, said Sisung. Theyre only here for a couple of months, or cant make this thing or that. We found in order to be effective we needed a bigger staff. We at one time had ve staff members. Weve gotten some very good funding in the past from the schools and thats gone, she said. Maxine cant get it. Theyre just not willing to partner. Nick OGrady, the school districts director of curriculum and voca tional education, said rules prevented him from turn ing over state grant fund ing for adult education to a separate non-prot organization. He said Workforce will cover the testing costs for several of its program participants, as the school operates three GED sites. The one in Eastpoint will have three computer ter minals where students can take their GED tests, as well as other vocational assessments, and that he expects there to be strong demand, including from other counties, for a chance to use these terminals. I feel like we got it cov ered, said Bodine. If we dont have a target group of customers, or we dont have a grant that has spe cic funding in it, were not going to run a literacy pro gram. Were absolutely not in the literacy business, but we need those services for time to time. Creamer had a positive, but wait-and-see attitude, towards the future. I hope that they can do it, she said. I will say this: Skill training is Workforces forte, not education. I think theyre going to depend on the school to provide adult services. I hope they can step up to the plate, Cream er said, noting that the schools dropout rate has not improved substantially in recent years. She said she has spent the last month getting re cords in order, and has do nated many of her prepa ration materials, including books for teaching English as a second language, to the Apalachicola Munici pal Library. They (potential par ticipants) are going some where, said Creamer. I just hope the gaps are lled. chicola and Carrabelle, of fers an exemption for qual ifying seniors of $50,000 off the taxable value of their homesteaded property. This is an income-based qualication, which this year meant a couples combined income has to be less than $28,000. In addition, the county offers a veterans exemp tion, which varies by per centage of disability, to vets and their widows or widowers. The city of Apalachico las taxable property value is expected to rise from $118.1 million to $123.7 million, or by about $5.6 million, or roughly 4.7 per cent. But, after rising last year, the city of Carrabelle will see a decline in its tax base, with an estimated drop from $103.2 million to $100.5 million, a decrease of $2.7 million, or by about 2.6 percent. Carrabelle busted wide open all during the height of the market, said Skipper. Its going to take longer to clear out all the foreclosures on the down side. Also declining was the Alligator Point Water and Sewer District, which will experience a drop in its combined property valu ation, from $119.2 million to $113.8 million, a falloff of about $5.4 million, or roughly 4.5 percent. The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District is ex pected to see a loss in its tax base of about $400,000, from $65.5 million to $65.1 million, or by about sixtenths of 1 percent. The Dog Island Conser vation District is also fore cast to shrink by a small amount, about $100,000, from $29.4 million to $29.3 million, or by about threetenths of 1 percent. While St. George Island is not a taxing district, Skipper compiled num bers that showed that the island next year will have a combined property value of about $614 million, ap proximately 38 percent of the countys overall tax base. In my opinion were on the bottom and were starting to rebound, said Skipper. I think over the next two years well see the same rebound in Car rabelle, Alligator Point and Eastpoint. TAX from page A1 A CHAMBER HISTORY Chambers of commerce have been at the forefront of community development in this country since the 1700s. According to Chris Mead, senior vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Apalachicola Chamber is one of the older chambers in the United States. While conducting research for a book he found reference to our chamber in congressional records. On Jan. 17, 1843, the Apalachicola Chamber requested lighthouses be built on Cape St George and San Blas.Again on Feb. 10, 1843, The Chamber of Commerce for the city of Apalachicola petitioned the Congress for an appropriation to deepen and straighten the Channel in the Bay of Apalachicola where by vessels of greater burden can be brought to the wharf of the city. For 170 years the Apalachicola Bay Chamber has played a major role in spearheading, fundraising and implementing important community projects for the City of Apalachicola and the surrounding area. From erecting lighthouses and infrastructure projects to helping ght the water wars to branding our area as a unique tourist destination and our oysters as some of the best in the world. Since the early 20th century the chamber has written, produced and distributed promotional materials on the area and answered hundreds of thousands of inquiries about visiting the area, moving to the area and relocating businesses to the area. It researched and lobbied for the passage of the Tourist Development Tax in 2004, then funded and served as administration for the Tourist Development Council (TDC) for its rst years. The chamber was the driving force behind the one-cent county sales tax to fund the hospital and expand healthcare in Franklin County. We established the PAC, funded the campaign which enabled our hospital to not only remain viable but ourish and provide jobs. The Apalachicola Bay Chamber was also responsible for the Waterfronts Florida designation for Apalachicola that resulted in the development of a vision plan for the commercial seafood industry in downtown Apalachicola, and the Apalachicola Design Guidelines to help preserve Apalachicolas extraordinary built environment. We also expanded the Enterprise Zones which provides tax incentives for businesses that created jobs or built or renovated facilities. The chamber has also generated with national and regional press and has garnered excellent stories on the area in print publications such as Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Saveur magazine, Food & Wine, Washington Post, Boston Globe, NY Times, Sports Illustrated, Field & Stream and many others. In 2008, we were successful in our nomination that resulted in Apalachicola being named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservations Dozen Distinctive Destinations. As it implies, Apalachicola was named one of Americas dozen great historic destinations. In 2011, our chamber was successful in recruiting Sports Illustrated to shoot their annual Swimsuit edition in Apalachicola and St. George Island, the only US destinations in the magazine. This put Apalachicola in a category of world-class destinations. We have also staff and run the Apalachicola Visitors Center for many decades. The chamber has provided strong support for the community 170 years. GROVE from page A1 ment of States Division of Historical Resources, and prior to that a host of at-will jobs at various state agencies. Grove had been pursu ing a masters degree in nonprot management at Florida State University, which also had taken her to a stint with the program for museum studies in Cooperstown, New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. I never nished it (the masters degree) because I took this job, said Grove. I was on the slow track, only a few credits short. I was at the ripe old age of 38 when I moved back here. When she moves to ANERR, shell be part of an organization in transi tion, as Erik Lovestrand has left to become exten sion agent, part of ve vacancies in the last two months, and ANERRs chief, Lee Edmiston, is eyeing retirement. Grove said some of her role, in addition to the coastal training, will be eshed out in the weeks after she starts at the end of August. As she begins to re ect back on her years at the chamber, Grove said she would like to see the chamber embark on a re newed effort to encourage entrepreneurship. Its about understand ing the interconnected ness, she said. I would like to grow entrepreneur ial effort, we have a very entrepreneurial society. I would like to see local people get into developing businesses. They are busi ness. Theyre working on the bay. If we could make it easier to gain those skills, thats what were trying to do, said Grove. Our point is to see business suc ceed in Apalachicola and Franklin County, not at the cost of the environmental or historical environment. We really want to see small business success, that dic tates our path, and to do a few events, that helps. She praised the work of her colleagues. They un derstand the delicate busi ness between seafood and tourism, she said, adding that I think we need to di versify our economy. Ive seen it impact us. Grove has seen the emergence of an impor tant downtown activist group, Main Street, during her tenure. The rivalry be tween the two groups has emerged at times, but both groups appear to have set tled into their respective missions. Main Street had a very dictated path, economic restructuring, Grove said. We want to see small busi nesses succeed, thats the backbone of the economy. We still at our core are a business advocacy group. Tensions over limited sources of funding have emerged at times, and Grove looked back with a hopeful view. You need resources if you want to grow and change, she said. Its nice to have a hand. One thing Grove is looking forward to is more time, especially since she wont be attending, as a general rule, govern ment meetings and other gatherings. I wont be working on weekends so I can volun teer, she said. Ill have more time, I have a feeling Ill ll it up. Im taking a pay cut, so my husbands going to make me wash boats on the weekend, Grove add ed. At least it will get my abby underarms. LITERACY from page A1 Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
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It is time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. Its also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their vaccines. Getting children all of the vaccines recommend ed by the CDCs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) immuniza tion schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their childrens health and that of classmates and the community. Most schools require children to be current on vaccinations before enrolling to protect the health of all students. Todays childhood vac cines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough, and chickenpox. Thanks to vaccines, most of these diseases have become rare in the United States, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDCs National Center for Immunization and Re spiratory Diseases. But many still exist here, and they can make children very sick, leading to many days of missed school, missed work for parents, and even hospitalization and death. In 2012, more than 48,000 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) were re ported in the United States. During this time, 20 deaths were reported, the majori ty in children younger than 3 months of age. Without vaccines, these numbers would be much, much higher, Dr. Schuchat said. Thats why kids still need vaccines. Dr. Angel Cortes, physi cian at Eastpoint Medical Center, said Florida is see ing an increase in pertus sis. CDC is reporting an increase in our state that isnt occurring in neigh boring states, Cortes said. We offer same-day appointments, are accept ing new patients, and can provide vaccinations for children and adults. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk of disease and can spread diseases to others in their class rooms and community, including to babies too young to be fully vaccinat ed, and people with weak ened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions. School age children need vaccines. For ex ample, kids who are 4 to 6 years old are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, teta nus, and pertussis), chick enpox, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), and polio. Older children, like pre-teens and teens, need Tdap (tetanus, diphthe ria, and pertussis), HPV (human papillomavirus), and MCV (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines. In addition, yearly u vac cines are recommended for all children 6 months and older. Check with your childs doctor to nd out what vaccines they need this year. Parents can nd out more about the recom mended immunization schedule at www.cdc. gov/vaccines/parents Eastpoint Medical Cen ter, part of the North Flori da Medical Centers family, provides comprehensive primary health care ser vices to the community. The center accepts most insurance and offers a slid ing-scale discount program for eligible patients. Each center provides efcient and cost-effective care for the entire family, which reduces or eliminates the need for costly care in the emergency room or avoid able hospital stays. Eastpoint Medical Cen ter is at 35 Island Drive, Suite 14 in Eastpoint, beside Oyster Radio. To schedule an appointment, call 670-8582. Back to school means time for vaccines FIRE from page A1 An account has been set up at Centennial Bank in the name of Randi Mae Dempsey, niece for Charles and Tammy Taunton. If you would like to assist the family or for more information you can call Sandi Hengle, Franklin County Schools homeless liaison at (850) 323-0982. Furniture, clothing, shoes and household items all can be helpful. If you cannot drop it off, Terress Martina has posted on Facebook she will be happy to pick it up. Message her on FB, or call her at 653-5814. If you cant donate but want to give something, just give a second of your time to send up a prayer for them. The clothing sizes are below: MEN/BOYS 11 shoes 33/30 pants 33 shorts Medium shirt 33 short 33/29 pants Large shirt 10.5 shoes 34 shorts Large shirt 10.5 shoes 34/29 pants WOMAN 2X shirts XL sweat pants 7 shoes Smoke poured from the one-story home as the ames were doused. Charles Taunton told reghters the origin of the blaze likely was faulty air conditioner wiring in the bedroom, one of ve room air conditioner units. He said that after smelling smoke, he investigated to nd the wall where the air conditioner was engulfed in ames. The Taunton fam ily, which also includes son Tony, 15, and Timo thy, 18, lost everything in the blaze, and needs as sistance getting back on their feet. Since all their personal documents were destroyed, their niece has helped them set up an ac count at Centennial Bank. (See sidebar) After staying at The El Rancho until Tuesday, they now have found a place to live. Charles Taunton said the community has been very generous to his family. He said Kit Mashburn at Coastal Furniture opened his doors wide to help pro vide furniture and house hold goods. HOW YOU CAN HELP DAVI D AD LERSTEIN | The Times Family and friends rushed to the scene to console the Taunton family. CDC is reporting an increase in our state that isnt occurring in neighboring states. We offer sameday appointments, are accepting new patients, and can provide vaccinations for children and adults. Dr. Angel Cortes physician at Eastpoint Medical Center
Local A22 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 A22 | The Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 95720S IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 19-2012-CA000188 SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff vs. RICK J. KLEWEIN, THE RETREAT AT THREE RIVERS HOME-OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICK J. KLEWEIN, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 23, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 44, RETREAT AT THREE RIVERS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 514 WAHOO WAY, CARRABELLE, FL 32322; including the building, appurtenances and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Courthouse, at 33 Market St. in Apalachicola. Florida, on August 27, 2014 Any persons 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 24th day of June, 2014 Marcia. M. Johnson Clerk of the Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Lindsay M. Alvarez (813) 229-0900 x Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@ kasslaw.com File 327628/110876 /RPH July 31, August 7, 2014 99765T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 14000112CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL TROY GIBSON AKA MICHAEL T. GIBSON, ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service-Property) TO: MUIR JENNINGS EDNEY AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MUIR JENNINGS EDNEY LAST KNOW ADDRESS: 815 DEWFIELD CT., ALPHARETTA, GA 30022 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Franklin County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 79, CARRABELLE LANDING ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 47. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: Lot 79 Carrabelle Landing, Carrabelle, FL 32322 Attorney file Number: 13-09215 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P. A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terrace Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30346,, within thirty (30) days of the first publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Apalachicola, Florida, on the 15th day of July, 2014. MARCIA JOHNSON As Clerk, Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry Segree As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability 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: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 S Monroe St., Tallahassee, Fl 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. July 24, 31, 2014 99629T PUBLIC NOTICE Poloronis Construction, Inc. gives notice of completion of the East Apron Drainage system repairs and security improvements Apalachicola Regional Airport Franklin County, FL. Avcon Project :2013.158.04 FDOT Number 420717-1, 420717-2. All persona and firms should file all claims for payments to the below address: Poloronis Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 223 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Pub: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2014 99767T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-000256-CA AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 201 S. Broad Street P.O. Box 240 Cairo, GA 39828, Plaintiff, vs. TERRY L. DOWDEN A/K/A TERRY L DOWDEN, JR., AND NANNETTE DOWDEN, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage, in the above -captioned action, the Clerk of Court, will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK K LANARK BEACH, UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 13 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1994 SOLH SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, ID NO.: SHA01474 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 151 CONNECTICUT STREET, LANARK VILLAGE, FLORIDA 32323, to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 13th day of August, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the 2nd floor lobby, located at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate By MELANIE TAYLOR Special to the Times 4-H fun was had by all! Youth from Gulf, Franklin, and Bay counties attended a joint-county ve-day, four-night residential camp, July 7-11, at Camp Timpoochee in Niceville. This years theme, Welcome to Our Jungle, provided a great opportunity for learning about the animal and plant life of the jungle. While at camp the youth participated in opportunities to expand their leadership skills, make new friends, and learn community living skills and other basic life skills, while away from the comforts of home. The Florida 4-H camping program strives to build youths life skills through outdoor adventure. Instilling a sense of wonder of the natural world, respecting wildlife and its habitat, and encouraging kids curiosity about the outdoors are major components of 4-H camping. However, 4-H camp is not just about nature. Science and technology, sports and leisure, teambuilding and healthy lifestyles are all part of todays camping phenomenon. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) workshops were a major focus during the camp day. These included activities in robotics, marine science, geocaching/GPS, and environmental science. Recreation was a big part of camp, too! Kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, volleyball, archery, marksmanship, dance, scavenger hunts, and team building games are just a few of our recreational activities. Creativity was emphasized through camp songs, skits, and crafts. The youth also enjoyed a eld trip with a day of swimming, snorkeling, and playing in the sand at Henderson State Park in Destin along with a picnic lunch. The emerald water was crisp and clear, perfect for a day of swimming, hanging out, and enjoying time with new friends. After a busy, enthusiastic and fun-lled week at 4-H camp, the youth arrived back home on Friday with lots of fun-lled memories and unique experiences to share with their friends and family. 4-H is a youth development program for youth ages 5-18, managed through the local UF/IFAS extension ofce that is assisted greatly by adult volunteers. If you are interested in participating as an adult volunteer or involving your child in the county 4-H program, please contact Erik Lovestrand at the Franklin County Extension Ofce, 653-9337. Find out more about what UF/IFAS Extension offers by visiting gulf.ifas. u.edu and franklin.ifas.u. edu. 4-H is more than you ever imagined! Come join the fun! Melanie Taylor is the extension agent for 4H/Family & Consumer Sciences, in Gulf County. WHO TOOK PART Franklin County young people were in abundance this summer at 4-H Camp. Serving as counselors were counselors were Jaylynn Lyston, Ursula Countryman, and Kendall Myers. Counselor in Training was Rory Countryman, and campers were Mark Willis, Rebecca Willis, Alyssa Robinson, Arryonna Cargill, Adrian Pruett, Camille Williams, Trenady Queen, Brandon Taranto, Bailey Herrington and Katie Newman Lions, and Tigers, and 4-H Camp, oh my! P hotos by MEL A NIE TA YL OR | Special to the Times Franklin, Gulf and Bay County youth enjoy the crisp, emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico at Henderson State Park. Right (from top down) campers enjoy recreational dance class. Gulf, Franklin and Bay County teen counselors and campers respectfully conduct the daily ag-raising ceremony. Gulf and Franklin County campers and teen counselors learn how to kayak off the camp shore in Choctawhatchee Bay. Franklin County campers learn how to build and start a campre during the Outdoor Living Skills class.
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