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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, June 19, 2014 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: E -mail: 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 LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Rescue agencies re sponded to the rst wa ter rescue of the year on St. George Island on Saturday. Jay Abbott, chief of the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Depart ment, said he received a call about 7:15 p.m. say ing two men visiting the Plantation were missing on a jet ski. He said the in formation in the initial re port was confusing but he launched a personal wa tercraft belonging to the re department to search for the missing boaters. He located a riderless watercraft and towed it ashore. Abbott said at that point, the callers on shore identied the watercraft and told him two men had been riding it. Abbott said he recruited several sh ermen to help with the search. One search boat was manned by a father and two sons from Georgia. They were low on fuel and after traveling a little dis tance offshore, they shut down the engine to save gas. They listened and heard cries for help. Joining in the search were Lt. Scott Pearce and ofcers Susanna Ste phens and Adam Bunker of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). They responded to the informa tion that cries had been heard and were able to lo cate the missing men and bring them aboard the FWC boat. The two men were de scribed as being in their 50s, from Tallahassee and Thomasville, Ga. who identied themselves as being in the hotel in dustry. They were taken ashore and examined by rst responders. Abbott said the men were not in need of medical assis tance and the incident was over around 10 p.m. He said the watercraft had drifted two miles east of the site of the accident, and the riders had been carried four miles due south out into the Gulf. Stan Kirkland, a spokesman for FWC, said the men were very for tunate, since by the time rescuers arrived, it was By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes If a cut glass vase is an indicator, then her colleagues throughout the state believe Marcia Johnson is a diamond in the rough. Clerk of Courts since 2004, after extended ser vice as a deputy, Johnson was honored as Clerk of the Year earlier this month by the state clerks association, compris ing representatives from each of Floridas 67 coun ties, from the largest to the smallest, to which Franklin is pretty close. A crystal vase attest ing to the honor was given her by the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Associations conference banquet June 10 in Palm Beach County. There, she was also sworn in as the secretary of the association for the year beginning July 1 which, if the traditional succes sion of ofcers holds true, and there are no electoral surprises, means John son would be association president in 2018. I was certainly hon ored to receive such state wide recognition, and I am grateful to have the respect and friendship of the other clerks through out the state, she said, By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Early estimates of Franklin Countys tax base indicate that overall property values will in crease by a whisker over last year, reversing an eight-year decline. On June 1, Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper led with the state what are called Good Faith Estimates, an approxi mation based on the latest data that could vary from the preliminary values due July 1. If the numbers hold steady, then the county will see the rst uptick in its tax base since 2006, when it was more than double the size. Skipper estimates that there RHONDA SKIPPER Tax base to reverse 8-year slide By D AVID A DLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Tax Collector Jimmy Harris sold off a smaller volume of tax certicates at the May 30 sale than he did the year before. In fact, it was less than half the dollar amount it was in 2010, as this annual chunk of delinquent taxes has steadi ly shrunk over the past ve years. 2 thrown from personal watercraft rescued D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson holds the crystal vase she received for being named Clerk of the Year. PEAK P ERFORMANCE Tax certicate sale continues to shrink See BASE A5 See SALE A5 By MARGIE MENZEL The News Service of Florida APALACHICOLA Florida elected ofcials disagree about whether a major wa ter-resources bill that Presi dent Obama signed last week will accomplish much for the Apalachicola Bay, which is still struggling to recover after the collapse of its oyster shery in 2012. Members of the states congressional delegation praised the Water Resourc es Reform and Development Act of 2014 for funneling money to other Florida proj ects, from restoration of the Everglades to a deepening of the harbors at Jackson ville and Cape Canaveral. The Florida projects we were able to include were important for either the en vironment or the economy, said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, STEVE SOUTHERLAND GWEN GRAHAM Water debate Lawmakers split on Apalachicola Bay measure See WATER A10 See RESCUED A5 Johnson named Floridas Clerk of the Year See CLERK A5 I am appreciative of my staff, the county ofcials, the county employees and our citizens who support me in my commitment to excellence. Marcia Johnson, Clerk of Courts VOL 129 I SS U E 8 Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A6 Faith .............. A7 Outdoors ........... A8 Tide Chart .......... A8 Sports ............. A9 Classieds ...... A10-A11 H istorical society to meet S aturday This Saturday, June 21, the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will hold the annual meeting and election of ofcers at the home of Bill and Lynn Spohrer, 127 Avenue B. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Lunch will be served and side dishes and desserts are welcome but not mandatory. The cost of joining the historical society is $10. Please RSVP to treasurer Fran Edwards at cameliarose2@ or 670-8776. A N E RR to host July 1 meeting The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint. Local and regional stakeholders are invited to provide input to state and federal entities about what the reserve does and what stakeholders think the reserve should do that it doesnt. This includes a discussion of what the Reserve has accomplished in the last ve years, and is part of an evaluation of reserve programs by NOAA, done once every ve years. Written comments on your evaluation of reserve programs are encouraged, and participation at the public meeting is not required for submission. Written comments should be sent to Carrie Hall NOAA/NOS/ OCRM, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or via email to Carrie.Hall@noaa. gov no later than July 12. I sland summer bingo every T uesday Summer Bingo on St. George Island is on Tuesdays at the St. George Island Firehouse, 324 E. Pine Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is 50 cents per card. Mullet mania, A9


Local Thursday, June 19, 2014 A10 | The Times Thursday, June 19, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 95144T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2014-CA-000080 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Daryl F. Knopf a/k/a Daryl Knopf; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY TO: Carrabelle Landings Homeowners Association, Inc.; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, c/o William S. Howell, R.A, 1727 County Highway 393 South, Carrabelle, FL 32459 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Franklin County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 6, CARRABELLE LANDING, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as Vacant -Lot 6 Carrabelle Landing, Landing Street, Carrabelle, FL 32322. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 22nd day of May, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson Circuit and County Courts By: Terry Segree Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 13-269229 FCO2 CWF June 12, 19, 2014 95254T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA-000275 DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., CSMC MORTGAGEBACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20067, PLAINTIFF vs. CONSTANCE CARVER ET AL, DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 20, 2014, and entered in Case No. 19-2012CA-000275 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida in which US Bank National Association, as Trustee for Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp., CSMC Mortgage-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006-7, is the Plaintiff and Constance Carver and Daniel A. Dush, are Defendants, the Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/ Tranklin County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Lobby, 33 Market Street, A lachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 A.M. ET, Franklin County, Florida at on the 18th day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 26 AND 27, EACH BEING 50 FEET BY 199.5 FEET OF BLOCK 105, ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED 1956 MAP. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF JEFFERSON STREET, 1,418 FEET SOUTH AND 898.5 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID NORTH-WEST QUARTER, THENCE EAST 199.5 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 100 FEET, THENCE WEST 199.5 FEET, THENCE NORTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND BEING IN NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 30 JEFFERSON ST EASTPOINT FL 32328-3327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of WATER from page A1 who attended the bill-sign ing at the White House, in a statement afterward. But the water bill did not include new money for the Apalachicola Bay, which U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker declared a federal shery disaster last fall. And although U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio voted for the measure when it passed the Senate last month, he said in a statement he was very disappointed that an important effort to help restore the water ows to Apalachicola Bay was not included. In 2012, a combination of drought and reduced freshwater downstream from the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint river system, which originates in Georgia, produced the lowest ows since records have been kept. The oyster industry was hit hard as a result. The Apalachicola Bay has been a huge economic driver for the Florida Panhandle, thanks to its unique blend of saltwater and freshwater, which formerly produced 90 percent of the states oysters and 10 percent of oysters nationwide. But without higher freshwater ows downstream from Georgia, the mixture is too salty for oysters to thrive. Since 1990, control of the water in the river system shared by Florida, Georgia and Alabama has been the subject of lengthy litiga tion. Recent rulings have favored Georgia. Last fall, Gov. Rick Scott announced a new lawsuit against Geor gia in the U.S. Supreme Court, which has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for advice on whether to accept the case. That deci sion is pending. Thousands of jobs in the Apalachicola Bay area were affected by the low fresh water ows, and the envi ronmental-advocacy group Apalachicola Riverkeeper tried to get language in cluded in the federal water bill requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow more freshwater to ow downstream to the stricken bay, but to no avail. The bays economic situation has become a key issue in the hotly con tested race between U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, a Panama City Republican who represents the area, and Gwen Graham, a Leon County Democrat who is trying to unseat him. Southerland issued a statement May 9 when the U.S. House approved the measure and praised a pro vision known as a sense of Congress. That provision urged Florida, Georgia and Ala bama to reach agreement on an interstate water com pact as soon as possible. Absent such action, the committees of jurisdiction should consider appropri ate legislation to address these matters. I cant overstate the signicance of this (Water Resources Reform and De velopment Act) for North Floridas oystermen and the families who live along the Apalachicola River and Bay, Southerland said in the statement. While our tireless efforts have yielded a victory thats been a long time coming, the ght to restore these hardworking communities continues. Southerland spokes man Matt McCullough added in an email Friday that, While (the bill) does not force Georgia to com promise, it compels them to come to the negotiating table by threatening con gressional intervention if they dont. This is truly unprecedented. But former Florida gov ernor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, father of Souther lands opponent, dismissed the legislative language as reenact(ing) the status quo. He said the most po tentially constructive thing would have been to negoti ate with the Corps of En gineers, particularly the amount of water that will be allocated to the Apala chicola River basin. Gwen Graham has made the Apalachicola Bays woes a focus of her campaign. Last month she criti cized Floridas most recent lawsuit against Georgia, saying it had exacerbated the crisis. Lawsuits dont gener ally create positive rela tionships, she said. What I would do (if elected) is start working from day one with the Georgia del egation, the Alabama del egation and the Corps of Engineers. Since 2012, many of the oystermen and other sea food workers who relied on the Apalachicola Bay for their livelihoods are work ing at other jobs or in other states. The federal shery di saster declaration has led to $6.3 million being slated for economic recovery ef forts, including job training and restoration of the oys ter beds. SPECIAL TO T HE T IME S There are currently 1,561 licensed oystermen for Apalachicola Bay, but regulators say that only about 20 percent of them, or fewer than 300 boats, regularly work the bay. A10 | The Times


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 19, 2014 The Times | A11 AUCTION SCHEDULE Detailed Information 800.479.1763 johndixon.com400Residential€Commercial€Industrial€Land*ABSOLUTE AUCTION* Only 48 Properties Selling with Reserve Featuring 73 Offerings in FloridaLive and Online Auction Tuesday, June 24, 11:00 am EDTSale Site: Hilton Garden Inn, North Tampa 13305 Tampa Oaks Blvd, Temple Terrace, FLAL€AR€FL€GA€IN€LA€MO€MS€NC€SCGAL:2034,FL:AB-1488,AL:1481,NC:6397,SC:002815R,AK:ThomasJ.Tarpley,ARAULic#1536,MS:JoeBilbro,Lic.MSR.E.BrokerThomasJ. Tarpley,MSAULic#565,LA:ThomasJ.Tarpley,LAAULic#1071€10%BuyersPremiumBank-Owned Properties & Other Secured Parties in 180 OfferingsLive&OnlineinTampa,FL€June24€73OfferingsinFL OnlineOnly€June20-25€31OfferingsinAL,AR,IN,LA,MO&MS OnlineOnly€June20-25€24OfferingsinSC Live&OnlineinAtlanta,GA€June26€57OfferingsinGA&NC1131448 850-697-5300 314 St. James Avenue Carrabelle, FloridaThe Forgotten Coast1. 42-2 Carlton, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished 550.00/mo. 2. 39-5 Holland, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Furnished. W/D, fenced yard. 525.00/mo. 3. 24-3 Pine St., Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, unfurnished. 450.00/mo. 4. 39-1 Carlton. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished, carport. 650.00/mo. incl. utilities 5. 234 Peggy Lane, Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, garage, close to beach. 1400.00/mo. 6. 202 1st St NE, Carrabelle. 5 bedroom, 2 baths, unfurnished. 1000.00/mo. 7. 1108 Tallahassee St., Carrabelle. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, unfurnished. 500.00/mo.8. 302 Woodill Rd., Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, W/D, 1 acre. 500.00/mo.9. 25-2 Pine St., Lanark Village. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished. 550.00/mo. 10. 33-2 Holland. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished 500.00/mo. 11. 2626 Craig St. 3 bedroom, 2 baths. 1000.00/mo. 12. 811 Three Rivers Rd. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on water, deep water dock, garage, fenced yard, parking. 1000.00/mo.Please call 850-697-5300 to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!! 4518214 4518212CITY OF APALACHICOLA POLICE OFFICER POSITION OPENThe City of Apalachicola will receive applications for one full-time police ofcer position. Qualications include but are not limited to the following: 1. Florida Police Standards Certication preferred. 2. Must be able to pass required pre-employment drug screening and physical examination. 3. Must have a valid Florida Drivers License.Applications may be downloaded from the City’s website at or picked up during regular ofce hours (8:00 AM … 4:00 PM Monday … Friday) at City Hall … 1 Avenue E or Apalachicola Police Department … 127 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida. Applications will be received and considered until position is lled. For further information contact the Apalachicola Police Department at 850-653-9755.Fax and Email applications will not be considered.THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE AND FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY DIRECTOR; MILITARY & VETERAN SERVICESThe primary function of this position are to direct & oversee the Department of Military & Veteran Services by planning & providing support that enhances the educational opportunities of active duty military personnel, veterans of military service & military/veteran family members. Incumbent will act as a College liaison to Sta, Faculty, Students, Military, other Colleges & Universities, appropriate community organizations, local, state, regional, & national veteran organizations. Minimum Qualications: Masters degree in counseling, education, or other related eld required; 2 or more years experience in Management or Supervisory-level position within an education setting is preferred; experience working in military environment & familiarity with military operations is preferred.Salary Range Starts At: $52,020.00Deadline to apply: 06/30/2014Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98; via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@gulfcoast.eduAdditional info: Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, or disability in its programs, activities or employment. Roberta Mackey, Executive Director of Human Resources, 850-872-3866, has been designated as the person to handle all inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies.1129168 Admin/ClericalNOTICETHE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA WILL CONSIDER APPLICANTS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:TEMPORARY PART TIME SECRETARIAL POSITIONFOR THE PLANNING & BUILDING DEPARTMENTJOB DESCRIPTION: Typing, Filing, Computer Skills, Office Equipment, Assisting Office Staff and Answering A Busy Multi-Phone Line System. Works well with the public and has familiarity in reading and interpreting maps. PAY: $10.00 Hour WORK WEEK: Monday -Friday 35 Hour Work Week (THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY BENEFITS AND WILL ONLY LAST UP TO SIX MONTHS) Applications can be obtained and submitted to the following: Franklin County Planning & Building Department, 34 Forbes Street, Ste 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014. FRANKLIN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Web Id 34291247 Text FL91247 to 56654 the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Franklin County, Florida this 21st day of May, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servealaw@ AC-010329F01 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Courts, Marcia M. Johnson, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320; telephone number (850) 653-8861, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call (850) 577-4400. To file response please contact Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Tel: (850) 6538861; Fax: (850) 6539339. June 19, 26, 2014 95332T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 19-2012-CA-000084 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN H. DILSAVER, ET.AL; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 20, 2014, in the abovestyled cause, The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at on the SECOND FLOOR LOBBY; facing Hwy 98 of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 am the following described property: LOT 10, BLOCK 15 WEST, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 472 BAYSHORE, SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850)5774401, 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. Dated on June 16, 2014. By: Jessica M. Aldeguer, Esq. FBN: 100678 Attorneys for Plaintiff Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954)-644-8704; Fax (954) 772-9601 11-12790-FC June 19, 26, 2014 95316T PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf Coast Workforce Board, d/b/a CareerSource Gulf Coast is seeking Public Comment on a proposed extension of Permission to Provide Direct Services, as required by the Workforce Investment Act and Florida Statute. A copy of the Local Workforce Services Plan and Permission to Provide Direct Services are available at the Board office; please call 850913-3285 to arrange to see the plan or you may request the plan electronically from dwilliams@r4careersourcegc.c om. All comments must be submitted in writing within 10 days of this posting. Pub: June 19, 2014 99209T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 19-2012-CA-000448 Division BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. ROBIN A. HYMAN, MICHAEL HYMAN, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, 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 January 22, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN, CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TRACT 40 IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH RANGE 5 WEST, AND EXTEND A LINE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 40 FOR 415.47 FEET; THENCE TURN 25 DEGREES 16 MINUTES LEFT FOR 118.70 FEET; THENCE TURN 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES RIGHT AND EXTEND A LINE SOUTHEASTERLY FOR 330.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE IN THE SAME DIRECTION FOR 66 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING RETRACE THE LINE LAST DESCRIBED ABOVE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 66 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE IN THE SAME DIRECTION FOR 300.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30-U.S. 90; THENCE TURN 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES RIGHT ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE TURN 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES RIGHT FOR 377 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND, THEN TURN RIGHT ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE FOR 101 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING A PART OF TRACTS 40 AND 41 IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH RANGE 5 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IN THE SUBDIVISION OF ST. GEORGE IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 1, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THAT SURVEY DATED 9/4/2008, PREPARED BY THURMAN RODDENBERRY AND ASSOCIATES UNDER JOB # 01-386, FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TRACT 40, ST GEORGE CITY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN CO., FLORIDA AND RUN EAST 415.47 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98, THENCE RUN NORTH 64 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 117.64 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN SOUTH 25 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST 33.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98, SAID POINT ALSO MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 64 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 100.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 25 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST 298.90 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE 25 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 110.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND, THENCE RUN SOUTH 84 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 105.46 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 25 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST 373.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 2458 HIGHWAY 98 W., CARRABELLE, FL 32322; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the 2nd floor Lobby of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on August 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. (Est.). 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 3rd day of June, 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Micheled Maxwell Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 2014 99273T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISON CASE NO.: 19-2013-CA-000322 21st MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida Plaintiff, vs. CECIL JOE POUNCEY, JR., et al., Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on July 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST), at FRANKLIN County Courthouse Inside 2nd Floor Lobby, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Lot 39, Beacon Ridge, Phase 3, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; LESS AND EXCEPT lands as shown in Official Records Book 905, Page 319 and Official Records Book 905, Page 328 and being described as: Begin at the Southwest corner of Section 25, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence commence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 41 seconds East 668.32 feet to a round 3” concrete monument (#2919); thence commence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 30 seconds East 149.18 feet to a 4” x 4” concrete monument (#4261); thence North 60 degrees 06 minutes 23 seconds East 1042.87 feet to an iron rod and cap (#6475); thence North 34 degrees 16 minutes 01 seconds East 60 feet to a 4” x 4” concrete monument (#4261); thence North 55 degrees 43 minutes 59 seconds West 19.7 feet to a said iron rod and cap (#4261); thence continue North 55 degrees 47 minutes 30 seconds West 222.42 feet to a 4” x 4” concrete monument (#4261) which is the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 49 degrees 15 minutes 21 seconds East 890.62 feet to a 4” x 4” concrete monument (#4261); thence South 42 degrees 22 minutes 39 seconds West 391.67 feet; thence North 54 degrees 47 minutes 30 seconds West 107.75 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel 1.06 acres +/-as shown on survey by Thurman Roddenberry and Associates, Inc. Revised 7/14/05. TOGETHER WITH a 2004 Nobility Kingswood 66x28 Manufactured Home, Serial Numbers N8-11583A and N8-11583B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST 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: May 21, 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry Segree Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 5774401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerk’s number is included on each county page. June 19, 26, 2014 99253T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDASTATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Sea Sea’s Stainless located at 30 Jefferson Street in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of Eastpoint, Florida, 32325 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola Florida, this 9th day of June, 2014. Constance Carver June 19, 2014 99295T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 192010CA 000190CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CONSTANCE M. WOOD, ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th day of March, 2014, and entered in Case No. 192010CA 000190CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 A.M. on the 9th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25 OF BLOCK F, ST. JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, PHASE 11, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGES 23-29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: Lot 25 Royal Tern Way, Carrabelle, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577. 4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN County, FL By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk MORRIS HARDWICK SCHNEIDER LLC, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 9409 Philadelphia Rd. Baltimore, MD 21237 June 19, 26, 2014 Weekly Inside Yard SaleFri., & Sat 10am -3pm @ Ruth Crosby 299 Tallahassee St. Eastpoint.txt FL90403 to 56554 GUN SHOW FORTWALTON FAIRGROUNDSJune 21st and 22nd SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. 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AA/EOE Web Id 34290745 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Web Id 34291809 Medical/HealthMedical AssistantNeeded for fast-paced Medical office. Must have good typing/ computer skills and familiar with medical terminology. Must be willing to work long hours, Monday -Friday. Need 3 yrs. experience and/or Medical Certification. Send resumes to Blind Box 3622 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 or email them Web ID#: 34291509 Commercial Building For Rent. Hwy 98 Apalach 1000sf High Traffic 850-653-6900 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Dep Required Call for info 850-653-6103Text FL86476 to 56654 Eastpoint ApartmentsAccepting applications for 2 bedroom handicap Rental assistance is available to qualified applicants. 45 Begonia Street, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Call (850) 670-4024, TDD/TTY 711. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer” Text FL72436 to 56654 Furnished Loft Apt, in historic district. Cbl/wtr incl. 1100 sf, high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smoking/ pets. $850/mo. + $850 dep. Available August 1 850-653-3838 Text FL92303 to 56654 Apalachicola : 3Br/2Ba House For Rent $800/mo. Call 850-643-7740 Text FL85667 to 56654 Susie’s Cleaning Service20 Years of Experience Call 850-708-2441 or 850-670-1049 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! If you’re ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds!


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Sh immering Sa nds Re alty STE VE HARRIS Ce ll: 850 -890-1 971 st ev e@st ev esisl and .com ww w. 288m agnoliaba yd r. com www .st ev esis land .com Ma ry Se ym ou r (8 50 )7 28 -8 57 8 ML S# 25 20 12 15 1G unn St ., St Ge or ge Is lan d, FL Gr ea ti nv es tm en t opp or tun it yo nt hi s we ll co ns tr uc te da nd be au ti fu ll yf ur ni sh ed 3b ed ro om /3 ba th ba y vi ew hom ec on ve ni en tl y lo ca te di nt he ce nte ro fS t. Ge or ge Is lan d. Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guiness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) After Tokyo, whats the most populous urban agglomeration in Asia? Calcutta, Shanghai, Beijing, Bombay 2) Supermans boots are red, but whats the main color of his belt? Blue, Black, Yellow, Red 3) What does Ouija mean, as in Ouija Board? Inspiration, Yes, Fear, Direction 4) What are trading stamps in CB (Citizens Band) radio talk? Love, Bath, Money, Time 5) In which state is Fort Knox? Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin 6) How many years are in a French Presidents term? 4, 5, 6, 7 7) Which pitcher won the most games (176) in Major League Baseball during the 1990s? Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, David Cone 8) Who was the rst man to appear on a Playboy magazine cover? Richard Simmons, Burt Reynolds, George Burns, Peter Sellars 9) Generally speaking, how often does one shed a complete layer of skin, once every how many days? 14, 28, 34, 45 10) Statistically, what do 22% of all U.S. restaurant ordered meals include? Fried chicken, Macaroni, French fries, Side salad 11) Of these, who isnt or wasnt a member of the Eagles? Joe Walsh, Glenn Frye, Joe Cocker, Don Henley 12) On a German wine bottle what does Sekt mean? Fruity, Sour, Sparkling, Cheap 13) How many toes does a hippopotamus have on each foot? 2, 3, 4, 5 14) Which means a gravel pit? Sabbulonariu, Manurance, Pabouch, Vagitus ANSWERS 1) Bombay. 2) Yellow. 3) Yes. 4) Money. 5) Kentucky. 6) 7. 7) Greg Maddux. 8) Peter Sellars. 9) 28. 10) French fries. 11) Joe Cocker. 12) Sparkling. 13) 4. 14) Sabbulonariu. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia The Dixie Youth League was among the many organizations to present scholarships at this years Senior Recognition Night May 23 at Franklin County High School. In photo above, Brian Cox presents two $2,000 scholarships to Alex Causey, right, and James Harris on behalf of Dixie Youth Baseball. In photo below, guidance counselor Roderick Robinson presents a $1,500 scholarship to Marlyn Lee on behalf of Dixie Youth Softball. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times DIXIE YOUTH LEAGUE REW ARDS SCHOLARS


Local A2 | The Times Thursday, June 19, 2014 Display Ad ve rt ising ................. 4 pm, Th ursdayJ une 26th Classi ed Ad ve rt ising ................ 5 pm, Fr iday Ju ne 27th New s, Obits, Et c .. .. . .. . .. . .. ..... 5 pm, Fr iday Ju ne 27th Display Ad ve rt ising .................... 4 pm, Th ursday Ju ly 3r d Classi ed Ad ve rt ising ................. 5 pm, Monday Jul y 7th New s, Obits, Et c . .. . .. . .. . .. ...... 5 pm, Monday Jul y 7th DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Main Street Apalachicola is seeking volunteers, and donations, to help with the third annual Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 3, at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola. Main Street will host the celebration starting with the Red, White and Blue parade from Lafayette Park at 6:30 p.m. and ending at the park, followed with music from Tobacco Road, food, beverages and, of course, a reworks display over the Apalachicola River. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate this wonderful day from noon to 10:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering at this years celebration, organizers are hosting a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, June 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Tamaras Tapas Bar. Lets make this a day to remember. Donors names will be displayed on a sign in the park. If you would like to make a donation, call Harry Arnold at 524-0770. UNCLE SAM W ANTS YOU By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes An old salt cauldron discovered at Alligator Point will remain at the Carrabelle History Museum. Last September, Gale Heuring and her family vacationed on Alligator Point at 1377 Chip Morrison Drive. On the beach, in front of their cottage, they found an old metal cauldron. They dug the pot up and dragged it from the sand. Heuring, concerned about ownership of the pot, called the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Ofcer Goldie Harris responded to the call. Heuring said Harris was excited about the nd. She wasnt sure what it was but she said Yes, youre renting the property. You found it. Its considered yours, and you can take it home. Heuring said at the time, she suggested donating the pot to the Carrabelle museum but her daughter wanted to put it in her yard so the family packed up the cauldron and took it home to Tallahassee. Gale Heuring remained interested in the pot and searched online for information explaining what it was. She came upon the website of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and wound up writing to Mike Wisenbaker, an archaeologist for the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. Wisenbaker wrote Heuring in October with good news and bad news. He told her the cauldron was a syrup kettle that had been converted into a salt cauldron during the Civil War. He said the kettle had been documented by a state archaeologist in August 2013 after being discovered and reported by a Mr. Montgomery. Unfortunately, the person from the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce was misinformed in telling you all it was okay for you to dig this up and take it. Technically speaking, since it was found below the mean high water line, this object belongs to the state of Florida. Specically, it belongs to our agency, the Florida Division of Historical Resources, as promulgated by Florida Statute 267. Therefore, we suggest that you donate the kettle to a local museum, particularly one in Franklin County. Unless properly treated soon, the kettle will quickly oxidize and will be nothing more than a pile of rust in a relatively brief period of time, Wisenbaker wrote. Heuring contacted Tamara Allen at the Carrabelle History Museum, who arranged to have the kettle taken there. After a picture of the kettle appeared in Chasing Shadows the June 5 edition of The Times, the newspaper received an anonymous email stating that the kettle was stolen state property. Times staff contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) since preservation of historical resources is part of their mandate. FWC Lt. Charlie Woods of Carrabelle investigated the situation and, on Friday, The Times received an email from Division of Historical Resources spokesperson Brittany Lesser that said the salt cauldron would now be taken to Tallahassee for assessment and preservation, and will eventually be returned on loan to the Carrabelle History Museum. If you nd what you think is a historical artifact, before attempting to move it, contact the Division of Historic Resources at 245-6300. Under Florida law, it is illegal to move historical artifacts from land controlled by the state. Someone caught moving or damaging artifacts can be ned the value of the object, plus the cost of repairing any damage to it or the site, as well as the cost of conducting research to recover historic or scientic information that may have been lost because of the unlawful removal of the artifact. The Heurings tried hard to do the right thing, and they will not be charged under the SP E C IAL T O TH E T I M ES A look at the site on Alligator Point where the Heurings found the old salt cauldron. The saga of the Alligator Point salt cauldron Is it a bird, is it a plane? J AN GO R M AN | Special to The Times This weeks Chasing Shadows column asks a question thats a little different. This picture was captured by a motion-triggered, infrared, game camera placed on a rock across from a pond in a very rural and isolated area of Wakulla County. The time was dusk. There are no houses or roads visible beyond the palmettos behind the deer and it is highly unlikely anyone was in the dense scrub with a lantern or ashlight. The deer seems to be oblivious to the bright rectangular object to its right. The object did not appear in the frame before or the frame after. The camera is an AttackIR model 1156. Do you know what we are looking at in this picture? If so, please contact The Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at By LOIS SWOBODA


The Times | A3 Thursday, June 19, 2014 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes m Sometime late Sunday night, or early Monday morning, thieves managed to make off with more than $18,000 in lawn equipment from the county parks and recreation department. Nikki Millender, who oversees the department, said the culprits cut a chain and broke into both the gated area behind the Carrabelle courthouse annex and Kendrick Park, sometime after 3 p.m. Sunday and before 7 a.m. Monday. The thieves got away with a 16-foot utility trailer, and a wealth of equipment that often lls the trailer for use in maintaining ballelds, and other outdoor areas overseen by the county. Stolen were ve Stihl grass trimmers, two Stihl backpack blowers, four Sarlo push mowers, two McLane edgers, three Stihl blowers, one Stihl pole pruner, a Hustler Super Zero Turn mower, a Snapper Zero Turn mower, and miscellaneous items such as a water hose, gas cans, ball eld rakes, residential rakes, shovels and slings. Thats a bunch of stuff they took, said Millender. They took one of our trailers, and they left some stuff behind. One thing the thieves thought to do was to remove and toss aside the license tag and inmate crew identi cation tag from the back of the trailer. Millender said she thought the thieves probably stole the trailer, and lled it with the equipment from both sites, by managing to cut through land between the two sites. The report by Investigators Brett Johnson and Duane Cook said they were able to locate the license tag, and two partial shoe prints from the site. Millender said the theft means that she has just one of three inmate crews to work with during this busy time of the year for parks and recreation. I had to take one of my guys who worked an inmate crew and move him over temporarily to the beach cleanup crew, she said. We dont have equipment to work with. Parks and rec was able to prepare the eld Monday for the evenings District 4 Dixie Youth Baseball championships. But until the equipment can be replaced, Millender said, the department will be shorthanded when it comes to its duties. Im down two inmate crews, she said. Were in our heaviest peak point in our season. This has put a big hurt on me. She said the county led an insurance claim Monday, and that policy has a $5,000 deductible. In addition, Millender estimated the replacement cost for all the equipment will be about $23,500, and she was unsure whether the insurance company would cover the roughly $5,000 difference. Millender has asked local residents to be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell these items, either in person or online. But she believes the thieves have probably moved the equipment off to a place where it will be easier for it to go undetected. Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the sheriffs of ce at 670-8500. 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All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. June 10 Samantha J. Falk, 28, Eastpoint, felony battery great bodily harm (FCSO) Billy D. Dalton, 39, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Luke T. Gruver, 34, Apalachicola, three counts of operating a tattoo establishment without a license (FCSO) June 12 Demetrice E. Cummings, 40, Apalachicola, withholding child support (FCSO) June 13 Douglas E. Matthews, 31, Apalachicola, kidnapping to in ict bodily harm, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (FCSO) Kristina D. Best, 22, Panama City, Bay County warrant for grand theft of a motor vehicle (FCSO) Christopher A. West, 23, Eastpoint, felony driving while license suspended or revoked, and Bay County warrant (FCSO) Melissa A. McKnight, 44, Lanark Village, failure to appear (FCSO) George N. Joslin, 34, Eastpoint, possession of listed chemicals (FCSO) Don L. Davis Jr., 44, Eastpoint, failure to appear (FCSO) Kamron L. Barwick, 21, Wewahitchka, principal in rst degree to attempted escape (FCSO) Justin E. McCalpin, 25, Eastpoint, principal in rst degree to attempted escape (FCSO) Casey J. Richards, 25, Eastpoint, attempted escape (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Thieves steal parks and rec lawn equipment Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES Law Enforcement


PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING Formerly The Apalachicola Times Thursday, June 19, 2014 A Section OPINI O N Page 4 Special to The Times A judges ruling that threatens teacher tenure in California further undermines job security for teachers. Public school teachers continue to feel the brunt of political opportunists, unfair evaluations, the conservative push to privatized education, inadequate classroom funding, and lack of wage increases. It is ironic that the legislators responsible for undermining public schools are the first to criticize perceived failures. Teachers are a soft target, much like the beleaguered HRS employees forever underfunded, overworked, and held accountable for the impossible. The public enjoys and encourages the finger pointing. After all, a mother whose child is underperforming is happy to see the blame shifted to the teacher. Current rules make it difficult for public schools to deal with unruly students. Private schools can just throw them out. I am convinced that Florida public schools may go the way of HRS without a strong political will to reverse a trend that sets them up for failure. The local school board, staff, and administrators appear paralyzed to respond to this initiative. Teachers can only hope that their concerns will be addressed. I doubt if that will occur in their favor. Administrators will do what they always do, accept the policy that comes down without question. The survival of Florida public schools rests in the hands of legislators. I see a full-court press against public schools rather than efforts to improve them. Privatization of education is in Floridas future. Public schools may well be a catchall for underachievers and problem children. One has to ask, what does the community want? What do parents want? After all, elected officials succeed by satisfying their constituents, or at least being perceived that way. Judging by the growth of homeschoolers, charter schools and voucher credits, one could surmise that there is a general feeling that an option to public schools has significant support. Are the school boards, unions, teachers, and education officials accepting this truth as unavoidable? Public schools have always represented this nations priority to educate its youth. Perhaps that has resulted in a certain arrogance on the part of school officials that is now expressing itself in successful privatization efforts. Parents may feel a certain disconnect from their childs school. Current school efforts to reach out may be described as too little too late. Discussions with parents are mixed. Many show concerns for lost public school resources. Others talk about wanting an option and being displeased with the public school environment. Behavioral problems at school loom large in the mind of parents. All want better accountability for alternate forms of education that accept tax dollars. Perhaps charter schools and voucher credits can be viewed as a great experiment, a changing of the way things are done. I would caution the public about buying into such a direction. First, look at who is driving it. Second, note who will benet from it. Follow the dollar. My own positions remain unchanged. Public schools must be adequately funded and protected. Charter schools need equal accountability to public schools. That accountability must be enforced. Voucher credits are wrong and essentially move tax dollars to religious institutions. The separation and church and state should be inviolate. School grading and teacher accountability are about failure not improvement. Unless you incorporate a childs home environment and intelligence into the evaluation mix, you cannot hold educators responsible for their progress. No other country does this. In the current political environment, Floridas public schools are at risk. Dr. Marc Yacht, MD is semiretired, living in Hudson. Floridas public education faces grave threats Special to the Times Editors Note: At last months senior awards rec ognition night for the Class of 2014, Superintendent Nina Marks offered up these Ten Commandments of Good Manners. They have long circulated on the Internet, so their origin is unknown, but they constitute good advice, for young and old alike. 1. Be Thyself. Good Manners begin with a good sense of self. Un less you are true to yourself, you can never be true to oth ers. You are unique. Dont try to shape your personality to meet circumstances. Be natural, and the world will respect you for what you are. 2. Say Thank You. Thanking others is a way of praising them and is one of the keys to having good manners. Send thank-you notes whenever someone does something nice for you, or telephone to express your gratitude. This simple act will help build lasting rela tionships. When someone gives you a compliment, the best response is a simple thank you. And dont forget Please, Excuse me, and Youre welcome, which are other marks of good manners. 3. Give Compliments. A fundamental rule of good manners is to give. Think about what you can give to others, and remem ber that the most precious gifts cost nothing. When you meet someone, you can always think of a genuine compliment to give. A Hel lo or How are you? is not enough. You can also give your undivided attention and interest to others. You can be generous with words of praise, warm greetings, sympathy, love, or other good news. 4. Not be Boastful, Arrogant or Loud. Always exercise restraint and good taste. Your voice, your behavior and even your clothing should reect understated elegance. Only a small person brags about accomplishments; a wellmannered person has no need for self-advertisement. Let your deeds speak for themselves. 5. Listen Before Speaking. Respect for others is a prerequisite of good man ners. Listening to others is a way to show respect. There is no worse company than a person that does not listen. Be genuinely interested in others; learn their names, and encourage them to talk about themselves. Never interrupt. Look them in the eye, and listen carefully. The listener learns and thereby gains. 6. Speak with Kindness and Caution Before speaking to oth ers, consider what effect your words will have. Pause and weigh your words care fully and say them with a quality of softness. A slip of the tongue can inict need less hurt. Also, remember the language of the body (your posture and your man nerisms) is as important as the language of words. 7. Not Criticize or Complain. A person with good manners is above criticiz ing others or complaining about circumstances. Neg ativity in any form is to be avoided. If you hear gossip, dont join in, be indifferent to it. If you disagree with others, do so respectfully. 8. Be Punctual. Appreciate the value of time, yours and others. If you make an appointment, arrive on time. If you must be late, call rst. Never arrive early for a social en gagement; your host may still be getting dressed! Dont overstay your wel come. Lingering good-byes merely cause frustration and can ruin an otherwise good time. A quick, simple exit at the proper time is usually appreciated. 9. Not Embarrass Others. Treat others as you would like to be treated, and think of how you can put them at ease. The feel ings of other people can be as fragile as ne crystal. Never demean anyone with rude jokes or an un welcome nickname. Be considerate. In conversa tion, never ask embarrass ing questions such as how much was paid for a new item or about matters of the heart. Its always good manners to think of others rst. 10. Act and Look Your Best. Each day dress as if it were your only chance to shine. A smile should top your list of accessories. Your home, car and work place should reect your best. They should be tidy, neat and well organized. Table manners are impor tant too. Observe rules of proper conduct, such as not speaking with food in your mouth and not eating until the host has been seated. Eat slowly, enjoying each bite. Savor the moments when good friends, good conversation and good manners bring about the best life has to offer. If the London Bridge is a fallin down And ol Big Ben is stopped Ima tellin you that Im a happy man And Im hanging on to what Ive got. Hangin On To What Ive Got by Buck Owens, Dusty Rhodes, Billie Jo Spears and Tom Brumley How often do you watch Jim Cramer? Do you read Yahoo Finance and Marketwatch daily? Do you talk constantly with a friend who always has a hot stock tip for you? Who wants to know? Probably your nancial advisor. Because if you watch and read these television shows and websites, respectively, on a daily basis, theres a good chance youre too jittery to be a successful investor. Theres a great distance between economic analysis and nancial entertainment. Simply put, its the difference between The Economist Magazine and Jim Cramer. Its the oceans of gray that exist between Project Syndicate and Marketwatch. And its the stark contrast between Yales Robert Shiller and CNBCs Rick Santelli. Entertainment is meant to titillate, to excite, to anger, and many times, to frighten. If the NYSE crashed every time Marketwatch featured an article predicting that exact occurrence, wed have all been broke eons ago. Market television is all about ratings and advertising revenue. The numbers may be right, but the information may also be purposely sensationalized and misleading. Its no accident that news is presented in an overwhelmingly negative fashion. The amygdala is the part of our brain that, according to Oxford University neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greeneld, applies 10 times as much meaning to negative or threatening inputs than to positive information. Enter dramatic economic television and websites, where doom dominates our attention and our emotions. True market analysis and productive portfolio management is much more intellectually driven and sedate. Its not screaming hosts, ominous warnings, ashing screens, pithy chants and clanging bells. Its the painstaking, steady process of balancing equities with xed income instruments. Its performing a tax analysis on existing portfolio holdings before initiating further trades. Its understanding what you need your money to do for you. Its waiting until the market provides a propitious entry point, then monitoring those same investments. Its creating income through investments so you will enjoy enough cash ow in retirement. Like the man said, Television does a better job covering revolution than evolution. Things that take lots of explanation, and that require a viewer to work through an elaborate thought process, are not often wildly popular on television. Yet, thats what many investors need: carefully planned and wellmonitored investments that provide steady growth and crafted, measurable downside protection. For folks nearing and in retirement, its not about excitement over the next great thing. Its about getting your nancial ship safely to shore. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-608-6121~www., a FeeOnly and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specic strategy or investment will be suitable or protable for an investor. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. 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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, June 19, 2014 The Jou rn ey Back Home With We ems Memorial Rehab Car e When you or a loved on e need a little mor e time to ge t back on your feet, We ems Memorial Re hab Car e is her e Right in your own ne ighborhood Give us a call today and let us help you make that jour ney back hom e. We ems Mem orial Rehab Ca re 135 Av enue G, Apalach icola, FL 32320 (850) 653-8853 Coupon Expir es: 6-30-14 CODE: AP00 will be a roughly threetenths of 1 percent increase, or about $5.5 million, in each of the three countywide tax ing authorities. The largest because of fewer exemptions, the school district, is forecast to go from $1.711 billion to $1.716 billion, while the coun ty government is estimated will grow from $1.630 billion to $1.635 billion. The North west Florida Water Manage ment District will see a rise from $1.634 billion to $1.640 billion. Both cities will see an ex pansion of their tax bases, with Apalachicola expected to rise from $118.1 million to $119.1 million, or by about $1 million, or roughly eighttenths of 1 percent. For the second consecutive year, the city of Carrabelle will see growth in its tax base, with an estimated enlarge ment from $103.2 million to $103.7 million, an increase of $500,000, or about one-half of 1 percent. The three remaining tax ing districts Alligator Point, Eastpoint and Dog Island each are expected to see a continued shrinkage of their tax base. The Alligator Point Water and Sewer District will expe rience the steepest drop in its combined property valu ation, from $119.2 million to $114.2 million, a decline of about $4.9 million, or about 4.1 percent. The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District is expected to see a 1.1 percent drop in its tax base, a loss of $734,000, from $65.5 million to $64.8 million. The Dog Island Conservation District is ex pected to shrink by a smaller amount, from $29.4 million to $29.3 million, a two-tenths of 1 percent decline of about $71,000. If the estimates prove ac curate, the uptick will mark a sharp improvement of what had been often double-digit declines. The tax base is now roughly what it was 11 years ago, before the collapse of the real estate market. BASE from page A1 That means more people paid their taxes this year than in the past, said Harris who, together with clerk Sarah Braswell, spent all day auctioning off the certicates to a room that ebbed and owed among 45 eligible bidders. The county gets a 5 percent commis sion from the sale proceeds, which also cover the costs of advertising for three weeks prior to the sale. When those amounts, tacked on to the lax liens, are gured in, Harris brought in a little more than $996,000 from the sale of 1,161 tax certicates, down from the $1.05 million that came in last year from the sale of 45 more cer ticates, 1,206. The 2013 sale, which was based on the tax obligations of the previous calen dar year, represented a steep half-mil lion dollar drop from 2012, when 1,413 certicates were sold, totaling $1.52 million. And that was almost a half-mil lion dollars less than in 2011, when 1,585 tax certicates were sold, totaling $1.96 million. In 2010, 1,668 certicates worth $2.36 million were sold. Go back another year, to 2009, and the total was just $60,000 shy of $3 million, when 1,791 certicates were snatched up by investors. With fewer bidders, the rates at last months sale seemed not to be driven down as sharply as past years, when investors from near and far, such as a Tampa group of investors that spent about $270,000 in 2013, were drawn to the sale. Rates start at 1.5 percent per month, or 18 percent per year, simple interest, and are bid down from there. Harris es timated that the average was in the 12 percent range, adding that that means the rate stayed higher this year. A private bidder from Panama City bought about $150,000 in certicates this year, Harris said, the largest single amount. He said bidders also came from throughout Franklin County, as well as Tallahassee, Panama City, Sopchoppy, Georgia, Maine and New York. As required by Florida statute, the county had to assume possession of all tax deeds under $250 for homesteaded properties. Those who buy the certi cates, after 22 months, may ask for their money and apply for a tax deed. The de linquent taxes must be repaid to them, with interest, or they may force a sale of the property on the courthouse steps. At least 60 of Floridas 67 counties have opted for online auctions, but Har ris said he plans to keep the live sale be cause local bidders prefer it that way. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Tax Collector Jimmy Harris and clerk Sarah Carter review the computer records that keep track of the tax certicate sale. SALE from page A1 CLERK from page A1 later telling county com missioners she was grate ful to have been given the honor by the statewide as sociation (which includes enormous counties with condominium complexes that rival the entire popu lation of Franklin). You dont usually see that go to a clerk from a small county, Johnson said. I am appreciative of my staff, the county of cials, the county employ ees and our citizens who support me in my commit ment to excellence. In her statement, John son also referred to the po litical side of her ofce, one which she secured by a narrow margin in 2004, and then was twice returned to ofce without opposition. I plan to seek re-elec tion in 2016, and in that journey, I strive to make Franklin County proud, she said. To be from one of the smallest counties and receive this award is very exciting. That status as one of the states smallest makes Franklin a decit county, now known as a funded county. Because the coun tys bounty of court nes and fees is not enough to cover the cost of the court operations, about $636,000 annually, it makes up that decit by getting funds from more well-heeled counties. Its not just Franklin County, she said. Civil trafc brings in a lot of money for a lot of counties. We dont have an inter state; they generate a lot more civil trafc monies. The task of administer ing the nances and cleri cal tasks of county govern ment comes from monies funded by about $318,000 annually from the county budget. With experience in the clerks ofce, and a hands-on management style, Johnson has over the past decade overseen an ofce known for ef ciency and courtesy, meet ing the demands of more extensive reporting re quirements and digitizing of clerk functions. She also has moved be tween staying away from county issues that are not her province, to not shying away from speaking out on those that directly affect the nancial health and policymaking under her direction. If they (the county commissioners) ask for my input, Im always avail able, she said. Also, there is the clerks duty to make sure all the monies owed the county are paid. Thats a chal lenge, said Johnson. The big issue for courts through the state is mak ing sure everythings as sessed on a case that could be, and that were striving to collect as much as we collect. People who are indigent, or who go to prison, are pitfalls to collecting mon ies assessed by judges, but for those who are able but unwilling to pay, theres the last resort, a collection agency out of Lake City in Columbia County. Johnson has schooled herself in these operation al issues, chairing since 2009 the associations Best Practice Committee, which develops and im plements suggested pro cesses and practices with statewide consistency for use in clerks daily opera tions. She also has served on the CiviTek Board of Managers, which oversees the management of vari ous business aspects of the Association programs, and on the Self Help/Pro Se Committee which provides input to promote access to the court for those people without attorneys. While she has made welcome strides in imple menting digital access for court documents, complet ing the entire task will be in the years ahead, she said. It will be happen ing, Im not sure when, she said, noting that the Florida Supreme Court recently issued an admin istrative order about re leasing electronic records, although not with a specic mandate. Johnson should be wellversed in the issue, having served on the CLERICUS Subcommittee which pro vides support for a clerks software used in 35 coun ties, and on the Perfor mance Improvement and Efciencies Committee for the Clerk of Court Opera tions Corporation which reviews and recommends performance measure changes and reporting needs for state clerks. She also serves on the Florida Supreme Courts Advisory Workgroup on Family Law Forms. A lifelong resident of Franklin County, the for mer Marcia Martina is married to Robbie John son, and they have three sons, Brock, Brett, and Brad, and ve grandchil dren, Alexus, Abby, Averie, Brody, and Easton. As well as participating in many community and volunteer activities over the years, she is a mem ber of Philaco Womans Club and St. George Island Civic Club, and attends St. Patricks Catholic Church. RESCUED from page A1 nearly dark. The tide was ripping out and there were twoto four-foot seas, he said. Had they not been found when they were, it could have had a very dif ferent outcome. Kirkland said the men were thrown from the ski. One had managed to re main with it but left the boat to swim to his friend when the other man told him he could not swim. This is a classic ex ample. Even though un der Florida law you are re quired to wear a life jacket when youre on a personal watercraft, a situation like this is a great reminder that life jackets save lives. Theres no excuse for not wearing one with the mod ern inatables that are not cumbersome. He said even though kayaks appear safe, the FWC records a number of drownings every year where a paddler has gone into the water with no life vest. Abbott said the Coast Guard, FWC, Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce and the island re depart ment were all alerted to the missing boaters and mobilized to help with the rescue. He commended the Georgia men that lo cated the missing boaters. Good information is very important when you are on a rescue scene, he said. Another 30 minutes, we couldnt have gone out after them. You arent going to nd them after dark. Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES The big issue for courts through the state is making sure everythings assessed on a case that could be, and that were striving to collect as much as we collect. Marcia Johnson Clerks of Courts


A6 | The Times Thursday, June 19, 2014 Pe t of th e We ek We ar e ho us in g 6, six we ek old Pe ki ng es e/ Sp ri nge r Sp an ie l pupp ie s at th is ti me Th er e ar e 5 ma le s an d 1 fe mal e an d ea ch lo ok s di ff er en t fr om th e ot he rs Tw o ar e sp ok en fo r bu t th e ot he r 4 st il l ne ed hom es If yo u ha ve be en wa nt in g a sm al le r br ee d pup yo u' ll wa nt to co me me et th es e cu ti es Vo lu nt ee rs ar e de sp er at ely 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 lli ng 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 spa re wo ul d be gr ea tl y ap pr ec iat ed Ca ll Ka re n at 67 084 17 fo r mo re det ai ls or vi sit th e Fr an kl in Co un ty Hu ma ne So ci et y at 24 4 Sta te Road 65 in Ea st po int. Yo u ma y lo gon to th e we bs it e at www .f or go tt en pe ts or g to se e mor e of ou r adop tab le pe ts Society Times Staff Report Apalachicola native Harry Buzzett, 90, a longtime resident of St. George Island, attended his 70th West Point reunion May 20. Buzzett was a member of an expedited class at the U.S. Military Academy that graduated in three years, in 1944, in order to take part in World War II. Buzzett graduated from West Point on June 6, 1944, the same day his brother, Julian (Rex) Buzzett, was killed on Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy. A street in Apalachicola is named in honor of Rex. As a newly commissioned second lieutenant, Harry Buzzett went on to serve as an aide in the headquarters of Gen. Lucius Clay, who administered occupied Germany after World War II. Buzzett later served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. He is now living in Tampa and visits St. George Island whenever possible. ANITA GROVE | Special to The Times On Thursday, June 12, the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, at 76 Market St., held its grand opening celebration, Franklin County residents were treated to refreshments and a tour of the center, which offers physical, occupational and speech therapy. Pictured above at the ribbon cutting are, from left, Anne Kenny, PT; Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Health Systems; St. George Island residents Donna and Jerry Buttereld, Rehabilitation Manager Joe Santiesteban, PhD, PT; and Chief Nursing Ofcer Kathy Chastain. SP E C IA L TO TH E T I M ES Bo Burgess is looking for his dog Snoopy who disappeared from his Brownsville Road Home on Tuesday, June 10. Burgess said Snoopy, an 8-year-old rat terrier, is a very friendly, passive, indoor dog. He has lost his tags with the owners number but might still be wearing a collar. Burgess can be reached at 832-3329. Please help him nd his beloved friend. Tammie and David Kelley, of Apalachicola, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlin Kelley, to Emory Ross, Jr., son of Emory Ross, of Gainesville, and Shawn Cohens, of Apalachicola. The couple will be united at an intimate wedding ceremony with family on Friday evening, June 20. A reception for family and friends will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at RiverCrest Lodge, 501 Bay City Road, in Apalachicola. Wedding By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes It is far outside the ordinary for Dale Julian of Downtown Books to rave about a newly selfpublished author, but thats what happened. On Saturday afternoon, Downtown Books was crowded with readers eager to meet Julians latest pick, Prissy Elrod, rst-time author of a memoir Far Outside the Ordinary, dealing with her husbands struggle with cancer. During a routine checkup, her husband learns he has less than a year to live, and suddenly, Elrod nds her world transformed when caregivers move into her home and become important players in her everyday life. Julian describes Elrods story as fearlessly honest. Its very specic to Tallahassee but also very universal. I thought it was a great book. Julian said several local authors attended the book signing and several exchanged books with Elrod. Apalachicola Library Board members Susan Clementson and Carrie Kienzle were on hand. Clementson bought a hardbound copy for the library. They were all singing your praises, so I had to buy one, Kienzle told Elrod. Elrod said she invested four years into writing the book, two spent reading and learning how to write. P H OTOS CO U RTES Y O F J OE BUZZ ETT | Special to The Times The family of Harry Buzzett, from left Lisa, Catherine, Harry, Billy, Joe and Ellen, visiting Julian (Rex) Buzzetts grave in Normandy, France in 2006. Buzzett attends 70th West Point reunion Kaitlin Kelley, Emory Ross to wed SACRED HEART REHAB CENTER OPENS HAVE YOU SEEN SNOOPY? L OIS SWOBO D A | The Times Pam Mahr accepts a signed copy of Far Outside the Ordinary. Debut Tallahassee author attracts following LEFT: Harry Buzzett at his West Point reunion. RIGH T : Buzzetts West Point photo.


The Times | A7 Thursday, June 19, 2014 I hope you dads had a wonderful Fathers Day. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will have your monthly sugar x ready this Saturday, June 21 at the clubhouse. Doors open from 9 until 11 a.m. Your donation of $5 will be collected right inside. Enjoy a good full breakfast with your friends and neighbors. See ya there! Later on Saturday evening, you can join in the fun at the June Birthday Bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. There will be nger food, your favorite beverage, pool, shuf eboard, bar bingo, pull-tabs and music, music, music. Party starts at 6 p.m. Party hearty! You did mark Wednesday, July 3 on your calendar, didnt you? We will gather for lunch at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle. Door opens at 9 a.m. and the chow line forms at noon. Go Sarge! See ya there. On the Fourth of July, the place to be seen is at the annual picnic at the Lanark Village Boat cCub. We will gather at 1 p.m. Bring a dish to share and enjoy Independence Day with us. Be kind to one another and keep batting those yellow ies. Until next time, be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and remember our little prayer: God grant me patience and I want it now. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. 101 NE F irst Street Carrabelle SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice Fi rs t Ba pt is t Ch urc h 46 9t h St ., Ap al ac hi co la. FL 65 395 40 Jun e 23 rd Ju ne 27 th Ag es : ch il dre n ju st co mp le te d K3 -6 th Nig ht ly 68: 30 PM Su nd ay Ju ne 22 nd CH UR CH VB S KI CK OF F SU ND AY !! Mo nd ay -F ri da y Ju ne 23 nd Ju ne 27 th Th ey wi ll be bu sy th e wh ol e tim e, si ng in g son gs pl ay in g ga me s, ea ti ng sn ac ks ma ki ng cr af ts an d le ar n in g ab out wa ys th ey ca n tr us t Go d! We dne sda y Ju ne 25 th Ju ne 26 nd SP EC IA L GU ES T Pr es en te r. .. Mi ra cl e of Sc ie nc e wi th St ev e Wi ls on of Ch ie a nd FL He wi ll us e in cre di bl e sc ie nc e ex pe ri me nt s us in g li qui d ni tr og en dr y ic e, pl us dr am at ic ch em ic al re ac ti on s. Pa re nt s ar e in vi te d to jo in us fo r a re fr es hm en ts af te r a pr og ra m at 6p m to sh ow wh at yo u ha ve le ar ne d an d vi si t th ei r ro om to sh ow o th ei r BI BL E ST UD Y ro om s. Faith Thank you Lord for allowing me to have another year of a Mens Day program. I want to thank all the churches and I want to thank Teresa Ann Martin who emceed it, the Heavenly Angels dance ministry, the Open Door Church of Quincy, and the Ingram Brothers of Enterprise, Ala. Thanks to evangelist Sister Patricia Williams, Pastor James Williams, and the choir and Pastor Barry Hand for performing the music. With love, Deacon Henry Brown Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Julia Lynette Allen was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Apalachicola to Iris and John C. Allen. Julia passed away at the age of 84 in Port St. Joe on Friday, May 30, 2014. Julia was a graduate of Chapman High School. She worked in mental health for the State of Alabama until her retirement. She is survived by her sister, Connie Hicks; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3 at Kelley Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Julia Allen Allen Earlean Davis was born April 8, 1944 in Gulf County to Fannie and Jack Hogan. She passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the age of 70 in Panama City. She worked alongside her husband in commercial seafood for many years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Steve Davis; sons, Dale Davis (Montez) and Marty Davis; four grandchildren, Ashlee Enfinger, and Erica Wilson (David), Matthew Davis, and Ellis Davis (Crystal); and five greatgrandkids, Brianna, Michah, Stephen, Rylie, and Aubrey. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14 at Kelley Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Earlean Davis Larry Allen James was born July 4, 1949 in Panama City to Mary Frances and Alonzo James. He passed away surrounded by family in Panama City at the age of 64 on Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was a commercial sherman. He is survived by his ance, Gail Smith; children, Crystal James, Joseph James, and Allen James; sisters, JoAnn Branch and Carolyn Butler; brother, Edward James; step-kids, Melissa Lucy and Abigail Shiver; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandkids. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, June 18 graveside at Magnolia Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home handled all arrangements. Larry James Obituaries CARD OF THANKS MENS DAY I would like to thank the Lord for the NHC nurses who came around to my house to help me while I was sick. They visited every other day, twice a week, to check on me, do blood pressure checks, and do physical therapy. They were so very kind and nice to me. I will never forget them and may the Lord bless them. Eula Rochelle Help solve mystery of yellow silk owers On June 7-8, someone put a yellow silk oral arrangement on the grave of my husband, Frank Segree. It was large and very beautiful. Frank loved yellow owers. On Fathers Day, the oral arrangement was gone. There was no card, so I assumed they were intended for Franks resting place. If this was a mistake, Im so very sorry. If you know where it came from, or where it went and why, would you please call me, at 670-1115? Thanks, Inez Segree Market Days June 28 in Carrabelle Gods Ministry for the Needy has been in operation now for six months! Time just ies when you are working for a wonderful cause in your community. Carrabelle United Methodist Church thanks everyone for participating in our mission to better serve the needy in Carrabelle and Lanark Village. It is a true blessing to all! Our June gathering for 2014 Market Days will be on Saturday, June 28 at the Curley Messer Pavilion on Tallahassee Street next to the re station. Summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pulled pork dinners are on the menu, along with regular baked goods, live music and craft items for sale. Invite family, friends and neighbors to join you and experience the love and joy of Christian fellowship. Faith BRIEFS CARD OF THANKS EULA ROCHELLE Monthly breakfast, birthday bash this Saturday LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES There will be a bene t concert tonight, Thursday, June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Black Marlins Bar & Grill, 212 East Bay Shore Drive, on St George Island, for the family of Ashley Nichols, who was killed June 8 in an automobile accident on St. George Island. All proceeds from the $20 cover at the door will be donated to assist with nal expenses and the immediate needs of Ashley Nichols children. Meal, including tea, and entertainment are included. There will be an open cash bar. ASHLEY NICHOLS Bene t concert tonight for Ashley


By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes A pigweed or Amaranthus sp, is a common plant in our area. Amaranth is the common name for more than 60 different species of Amaranthus, usually very tall plants with broad green leaves and impressively bright purple, red, or gold owers. The name for amaranth comes from the Greek amarantos, one that does not wither, or the neverfading. True to form, amaranths bushy owers retain their vibrancy even after harvesting and drying. Amaranth has been cultivated as a staple food for 8,000 years. Although not a true grain, since it is not a grass, the yield of amaranth is comparable to rice or maize. It was a staple food of the Aztecs, and was used as an integral part of their religious ceremonies. The grain was popped, mixed with human blood and honey and formed into statues that were later consumed by worshipers. In Mexico, popped amaranth is still mixed with honey for festivals including the Day of the Dead. The result is a candy called alegra (Spanish for happiness). Because of its religious signicance, the cultivation of amaranth was banned by the conquistadores upon their conquest of the Aztec nation. Amaranth crops were seized, elds burned, and those who tried to grow the plant were punished. As a food source, it was replaced by corn. Amaranth was also an important source of food to many North American natives. Research on grain amaranth began in the U. S. in the 1970s. By the end of the 1970s, a few thousand acres were being cultivated. The virtue of amaranth is that it grows in harsh conditions such as in light soils, much like the grain sorghum. Today, amaranth is grown as a food crop in Mexico, India and the midwestern U.S. Once established, amaranth can continue to thrive in lowwater conditions, making it especially valuable in subSahara Africa where water sources are few, especially in the dry season. All amaranth now cultivated for food originated in North and South America. People around the world value amaranth as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamental plants. Amaranth seed also can be used to extract amaranth oil, which has many commercial uses. Amaranth contains more than three times the average amount of calcium in grain and is high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Its also the only grain documented to contain Vitamin C. It contains more proteins than most grains. Raw amaranth grain is inedible to humans and cannot be digested. It has to be prepared and cooked like other grains. 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Kingsh has invaded our waters this week with great reports of good sized sh on the buoys out of Mexico Beach and surrounding waters. Surf shing is also producing nice catches of sh on Cape San Blas and if shark shing is your game, then Indian Pass is the place to be for sharks right now. Invasive lizards threaten native reptiles By Mickie Anderson Special to the Times GAINESVILLE Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs, making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles. The Argentine black and white tegu, which can grow 4 feet or more, already is found in areas populated by threatened species, including the Eastern indigo snake, Cape Sable seaside sparrow and gopher tortoise. And if the tegus range expands, the list of native species potentially at risk could grow to include sea turtles, shore birds and ground-nesting migratory birds. The research team, which included scientists from the University of Florida, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, outlined its ndings in a paper published June 2 by the journal Biological Invasions. Frank Mazzotti, a wildlife ecology and conservation professor in UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the studys lead author, said researchers are acting quickly to extinguish the tegu threat, before the population is beyond control. The lesson is weve got to leap, we cannot wait, he said. If we focus on answering all the questions about how many there are and what their impact will be, there will be too many tegus to do anything about. During routine work in the southernmost part of Miami-Dade County in March 2013, researchers found old nests of an American alligator and an American crocodile. Knowing tegus had been seen in the area, they set up cameras on the nests and kept photographic tabs on the alligator nest for two months and the crocodile nest for four. They downloaded images and checked camera batteries at least once a week and opened the alligator nest once a week to count eggs. Cameras captured 50 images of at least one tegu at the crocodile nest, but those eggs hatched successfully, with video showing an adult crocodile removing hatchlings July 30-31. When they checked the alligator nest June 10, they found no alligator eggs, but 15 Florida red-bellied cooter eggs. They saw a tegu at the nest area, and when they checked seven days later, the turtle eggs were gone. In late June, 30 alligator eggs were found in a cavity near the nest and from Aug. 12-18, cameras recorded two tegus swiping up to two eggs a day until the nest was empty. Mazzotti said the researchers believe it was probably chance that the tegus didnt nd or eat the crocodile eggs. The lizards enjoy a broad, omnivorous diet, and there is no reason for us to think crocodiles wouldnt be in danger. In the last ve years or so, tegus have established themselves in MiamiDade, Hillsborough and Polk counties and in one documented case survived at least one winter in Panama City. FWC ofcials ask that Floridians report any tegu sightings to the exotic species hotline at 888IveGot1 (888-483-4861) or online at Besides Mazzotti, the research team included Mike Rochford, Joy Vinci and Joseph Wasilewski, all afliated with The Croc Docs lab at UFs Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; Michelle McEachern, a biological science technician and Robert Reed, a research wildlife biologist, both with USGS, and Jennifer Ketterlin Eckles, a biological scientist and Jake Edwards, an exotic wildlife technician, both of FWC. Mickie Anderson, a writer for the University of Florida, can be reached at UF/IFAS An Argentine black and white tegu swipes an egg from an alligator nest in this photograph taken in August 2013 in southeastern Florida, where tegus are established. University of Florida researchers say the invasive tegus likely pose a worry for native nesting reptiles. Amaranth the forgotten grain LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Amaranth is the common name for more than 60 different species of Amaranthus, usually very tall plants with broad green leaves and impressively bright purple, red, or gold owers. Monolament shing line perilous for pelicans Special to the Times Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benets, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists, monolament shing line and shing hooks can entangle these animals, leading to injury and even death. The brown pelican is one species especially impacted by monolament line. These birds frequently spend time looking for an easy meal at piers and other shing hotspots, where they are often hooked accidently when trying to grab bait off an anglers line. Additionally, discarded monolament line hanging from trees, piers and other structures can ensnare these birds. Once entangled, pelicans can have a difcult time ying and feeding. It is not uncommon to nd dead pelicans entangled with shing line and hooks, FWC biologist Ricardo Zambrano said. If they are not rescued, these birds may suffer for days before succumbing to injury or starvation. Here are some simple things people can do to help protect brown pelicans and other wildlife: Properly dispose of monolament line. Store unwanted line safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. Dont leave shing line unattended, as pelicans may be tempted to steal the bait on the end of the line. Avoid casting near trees, utility lines and other areas where line might get caught. Check tackle frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Do not feed pelicans or other wildlife, since it encourages them to approach shing boats, piers and anglers. If available, use sh-scrap repositories. If they are not available, discard sh scraps in a garbage can or at home. If you do accidentally hook a pelican, you should avoid cutting the line. Gently remove the hook if you feel condent you can do so without causing harm to yourself or the bird. If you cannot safely remove the hook and line from the pelican, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. For more information on the statewide Monolament Recovery and Recycling Program, visit


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Bo x4 39 Car ra belle, FL 32322 697 -2783 or Mobile 566-2603 RC 00 66499 RG 00 65255 Page 9 By D AVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com In an unusual series of upsets of the nest in local sh pitchers, a couple from central Georgia dominated both the mens and womens competition in Saturdays 23rd annual Mullet Toss on St. George Island. Not long after 19-year-old Ashley Stevenson captured the womens competition with a throw of nearly 102, her boyfriend, 22year-old Will Thomas, made it look easy as he bested six-time champion Hunter Bartley on his rst throw in the mens competition toss-off. Thomas nearly beaned a passing seagull when he ung the sh 151 4 before the large crowd gathered on the beach behind the Blue Parrot Restaurant. His throw, while nearly 13 feet shorter than the massive 164 pitch that put him in the lead during the regular competition, was still a good four feet further than Bartleys 147 5 effort in the toss-off. Finishing in third place was returning champion Chip Sanders, whose rst attempt was nulli ed because he had crossed the starting line, and his second soared 120, at least eight inches shorter than his winning toss in 2013. The throwers during the regular portion of the mens competition were a strong eld, Apalachicolas Brett Johnson, who had slung the sh 152 two years ago to make it to the nals, got on the leader board with a 137 2 toss. The sh was hot and imsy, it had been sitting out for a while, he said. When you throw them, they get mushy. But a 146 4 throw from local Seth Rogers, Blake Means 144 3 toss and a 139 9 throw from a visitor Rock Robbins, ousted Johnson from the nals. Bradley Bracewell, from Live Oak, got close, with a 136 toss, and Carey Nofzinger, with 136, but they werent enough. Sanders made it in to the tossoff with back-to-back impressive throws, of 141 6 and then 149 7. Thomas had the days best, a 164 throw, to qualify, while Bartley threw 149 7 to make it to the toss-off. Thomas, of Dexter, Georgia, who netted $200 for his winning throw, played shortstop for three years for the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates, out of Savannah, Georgia. He earned a bachelors degree in health administration, and now plans a career as a physical therapist. His girlfriend, Stevenson, 19, of Rentz, Georgia, played high school softball, and now attends Georgia College and State University. They stayed on the island last week as part of a family trip that included Stevensons sister Casey Stevenson; her parents Larry and Trini Stevenson; and her aunt and uncle, Robin and John Loden, of Telfair County, Georgia. While it was Thomas rst time tossing the mullet, Stevenson had tried it a few years earlier. I just chunked it, she said, just before the Blue Parrots coowner George Joanos presented her with the $200 prize money. Stevensons 101 10 toss was more than ve feet farther than Carrie Johnsons 96 throw, a personal best. In the last three years, Johnson has thrown for the cycle, taking a rst place last year with a 90 throw, and a third place the year before with a throw of a little more than 86. Johnson missed Stevensons winning toss, as she was tending to her daughter Averie and son Easton at the crowded beach. My son wanted to wash his hands off, she said, adding that she was pleased at the extensive competition. Thats my kids school theyre raising money for, said Johnson. Funds raised by the annual event go to the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. Winning the 14-to-16 year-old age group was St. George Islands Davis McGee, who threw for 130 9, considerably better than the 88 foot that got him second place last year. Brett Parker, 12, of Elkmont, Alabama, won the 11 to 13 age group with a toss of 110 6 while Garrett Ledford, 10, from Thomasville, Georgia, won the 10-andunder age group with a throw of 71 8. While the eld of throwers was robust this year, about 150 total, there were no competitors in the freestyle category, in which competitors shoot mullet out of a giant tube, powered by compressed air. Georgia couple sweeps mullet toss Will Thomas throws the winning mullet. Winning the womens division was Ashley Stevenson, left, with Carrie Johnson the runner-up. Mens runner-up Hunter Bartley introduces mullet tossing to his tiny son, Kixstyn. P hotos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Below: Trying to avoid crossing the line is mens third place nisher Chip Sanders.