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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, August 7, 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 Miss Florida Seafood crown returns to Carrabelle By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes She may have sang American Hon ey as her talent, but Franklin County High School senior Erin Elizabeth Ri ley was the Florida seafood industrys honey Saturday night. The 17-year-old daughter of Larry and Heather Riley was named the 2014 Miss Florida Seafood, returning the crown to Carrabelle for the rst time in nearly two decades. I was very overwhelmed, she said Tuesday, nally coming back down to By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Gwen Grahams cam paign to represent the 2nd Congressional District in Washington came oating quietly down the Apalachic ola River Friday morning. But by the time Nov. 4 rolls around, from all in dications including the enthusiastic reception the Democratic hopeful received in Battery Park at a barbecue lunch it should be a rollicking ride down the rapids for voters in Franklin County and the rest of this sprawling North Florida district. Part of an early August electioneering swing billed as Grilling with the Gra hams, the day began with a tranquil gathering of the By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Weems Memorial Hos pital has a new CEO, but the county commission made it clear Tuesday he has benchmarks to meet. At a continuance of the morning meeting Tuesday afternoon, county commission ers agreed to accept the hospital boards recommendation for a new CEO but made changes to the contract. Weems received 60 ap plications for the position recently vacated by Ray Brownsworth. Of these, 17 were selected for further consideration by the Tal lahassee Memorial Hospi tal Career Center and the Weems advisory board. The hospital board discussed each candidate and targeted seven for a Skype interview held June 13. Three candidates were identied for an onsite interview. Of these three, Mike Cooper was the boards nal choice, and offered a $150,000 annual salary, $10,000 sign-on bonus and up to $6,000 for a temporary housing allotment. When hospital board chair Jim Bachrach appeared before com missioners Tuesday morning, and asked them to conrm Cooper as the new CEO, he was met with questions. When we nished (inter viewing Cooper) I said I think thats our guy, Bachrach told commissioners. He said that all members of the board and staff were present at the interview and all agreed Coo per was the best candidate. Ev ery board member said, theres absolutely no question. Hes ready to work and move this hospital along, Bachrach said. MIKE COOPER Weems CEO OKd, with expectations See WEEMS A6 Graham, and family, steer North Florida Way D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Gwen Graham, left, and her dad, former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham paddle the river near owl Creek. PHOTOS BY D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times The 2014 Miss Florida Seafood court are, from left, Aaliyah West, runner-up Macey Hunt, Queen Erin Riley, Katie Abel and Jessica Schmidt. A win for Riley By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes The sudden announcement last week that newly hired Franklin County High School principal Yvette Lerner had backed out of the job left the district in a quandary, but Super intendent Nina Marks said she be lieves she has righted the ship. In an email sent out Thursday evening, July 31, Marks told staff that Lerner, who was hired June 19, had notied her that regretfully she will be unable to fulll her commitment to the Franklin County School District. Marks said Wednesday that the mat ter concerned a serious health issue. In her email, Marks wrote that she was placing Kris Bray as in terim principal and Harolyn Walker as interim assistant principal, pend ing school board approval Thursday night, Aug. 7. Marks said she expects both wom en to hold the positions throughout the year, if they are approved by the school board. She said the interim distinction is necessary, because a permanent replacement would re quire she begin the hiring process once again. Lerner, from Chipley, was among about two dozen applicants who applied to succeed Eric Bidwell as principal. Im not going back to advertise, said Marks. We cant lose the mo mentum. We dont have the time to bring them up to speed with what theyve been working on. Were go ing to keep moving and everybodys seems to be ne with that. Both women have experience at the school, Bray as assistant prin cipal last year, and Walker, a former teacher, as academic coach. I believe with the immediate Bray named interim FCHS principal Morgan Martin, last years Miss Florida Seafood, passes her crown to Erin Riley, this years winner. See BRAY A7 See GRAHAM A6 See CROWN A7 Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A8 Faith .............. A9 Outdoors .......... A10 Tide Chart ......... A10 Sports ............ A11 Classieds ......... A15 VOL 129 I SS U E 15 5K S izzler S aturday evening The 2014 St. George Island Sizzler 5K Run is at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 9., followed by the post-race party in Lighthouse Park. All proceeds benet the Franklin County Humane Society. Organizers hope to eld at least 350 racers and 500 people for the party. If you would like to help by volunteering, lending equipment or making a donation, contact Barbara Iman at barbara.iman@ or call her at 323-1555. Festival of I ce A ug. 15-16 Apalachicola will honor Dr. Gorrie this month as part of the Water Street Festival of Ice. On Friday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m., noted author and ice expert Ellie Morris will present a talk about the impact the introduction of ice on early North Florida development. Her ice presentation will be the rst in the citys 2014-15 Visit Florida funded lecture series. The presentation and exhibit will be in Apalachicolas Center for History, Culture and Art on Water Street. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, the town celebrate Dr. John Gorries induction into the Florida Hall of Inventors with a proclamation from Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson and ceremonial champagne toast. Ice carving, snow cones and music will follow at the John Gorrie Museum, at 46 6th Street. At 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, the cool continues with a cool jazz concert on the docks of Riverfront Park. S ummer bingo on island Family Bingo is hosted by St. George Island Civic Club, upstairs at the rehouse, 324. E. Pine Ave, St. George Island at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Emergency landing, A3


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Al l st ud en ts are no t int eres te d in pur su in g a col le ge de gr ee an d sh ould be of fe re d cou rs es on ou r ca mpus that wo uld he lp t he m nd a we ll pa yi ng job af te r gr ad ua ti on Yo u' ve en tr ust ed me fo r 32 ye ar s with yo ur mos t pre cious gif t, yo ur childr en No w, en tr us t me w ith the ir fut ur e an d th e fu tu re of ou r sc h ool s. Po li tica l ad ve rt is em ent pa id fo r an d ap pr ov ed by Pa mel a Ma rs ha ll Special to the Times The Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership prepared a fact sheet on McKissack Beach and Jordan Bayou to present to the Carrabelle City Commission on July 10. McKissack Beach and Jordan Bayou belong to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). McKissack Beach and adjacent Jordan Bayou were originally leased by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) but the city signed a 50-year lease on the land in 2008. Now, Carrabelle is considering withdrawal from the agreement because DEP has ordered the city to create a management plan for the property and enforce beach driving laws. The property is adjacent to Carrabelle but outside the city limits. The land is beach and tidal salt marsh. It has been important as a recreational resource in Franklin County for many years. It has also been a launch site for commercial shing and oystering vessels. Currently vehicles on the beach are damaging the dunes and vegetation. Although these activities are illegal, little has been done to enforce laws protecting the beach. According to the new fact sheet, the property provides connectivity for the city with other recreational facilities including the new multiuse path, the Crooked River Lighthouse and Carrabelle Beach County Park. It provides ecotourism opportunities for birding, kayaking, hiking and other related activities. The partnership says the beach and marsh could be considered an amenity for visitors and residents. In order for the property to become a haven for ecotourism, the fact sheet said, law enforcement needs to enforce existing laws regarding driving on the beach and littering. Unfortunately, many longtime Franklin County residents feel they have a right to drive on the beach and dunes since it has been customary to do so for many years. In addition, additional personnel would be needed to enforce the existing laws. The fact sheet suggests funding to upgrade and preserve Jordan Bayou and McKissack Beach could come from RESTORE funds resulting from Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties. The fact sheet concludes, Everything we do on the land impacts the bay. Most of us depend on the bay as a food source and many of us depend on the bay as our source of income. It is in our best interest to be good stewards of a precious resource that we all use. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times On Saturday morning, Bensons Heating and Air Conditioning replaced a 20-year old air conditioning unit, on top of the county courthouse, with a new system using a 150-foot crane. A number of passersby paused to observe the operation, which took around two hours. Both the old and new units weighed around 3,000 pounds. A spokesperson for Bensons said the old unit will be recycled. He said that older air conditioning units contain Freon, an ozone-depleting chemical no longer commercially available at an affordable price. For what it would cost to repair two or three leaks, you can buy a new unit, he said. NEW COOLNESS A T COURTHOUSE Pros and cons of McKissack Beach The area of McKissack Beach and Jordan Bayou area, leased by Carrabelle, is shown in red.


The following report is pro vided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed were made by ofcers from the Carrabelle Police Depart ment, Florida Highway Patrol and the Franklin County Sher iffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent un til proven guilty in court. July 30 Harry J. Hall III, 35, La nark Village, no valid drivers license (FHP) July 31 Charles T. Brocato, 58, Apalachicola, aggravated as sault with a deadly weapon, and battery (FCSO) Aug. 1 Don L. Davis Jr., 45, East point, violation of probation (FCSO) Aug. 3 Michael E. Boone, 37, Car rabelle, DUI and driving while license revoked habitual (CPD) Aug. 4 Daniel T. Wheeler, 25, Car rabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Preston Rocco, 40, Pana ma City, grand theft, posses sion of cannabis and posses sion of paraphernalia (FCSO) Roger N. Bailey, II, 29, Pan ama City, grand theft, posses sion of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Jonathan J. Williams, 25, Panama City, grand theft, possession of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Dakota D. Crum, 18, Bristol, burglary of a dwelling (FCSO) Special to the Times A small Cessna 172RG plane had to make an emergency landing Friday afternoon outside of Apala chicola in the marsh area near the Lombardi Seafood Landing Park off U.S. Highway 98 west of town. The Cessna 172 is a fourseat, single-engine, high-wing xed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Co. and rst own in 1955. The plane, piloted by Greg Stansberry, a ight instructor from Clearwater, had just taken off from the Apalachicola Regional Airport and was in a holding pattern when the planes engine died, forcing the pilot to make an emergency land ing in the west end of the 2-mile channel. Stansberry was reported to be ne and refused medical treat ment. He was rescued from the site by Fish & Wildlife Ofcer John Allen, Carrabelle Police Chief Craig Kincaid and First Responder Mark Vanamburgh. Law enforcement of cers from both the Franklin Coun ty Sheriff Ofce and the Apalachic ola Police Department also were on the scene as well as EMTs from Weems Memorial Hospital. After the emergency landing Stansberry used his cellphone to call 911 about 1:07 p.m. to report the incident, at the same time John Moore, manager of the Apalachic ola airport, also placed a 911 call to dispatch at the Franklin County Sheriff Ofce. According to John Daggett, a ight instructor at the St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport, Stansberry was in Apala chicola to take the plane back to Clearwater. We ems Memorial Rehab Car e of fers in-patient re habilitative services, designed to impr ove function and maximize potential for re tur ning to home, school, work, and the community Our team customizes each patient s car e to meet both patient and family needs. We ar e committed to re tur ning those individuals who have been impair ed by accident or disease to their highest level of independence. 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The motorist apparently drove a chain link fence on the west side of the cemetery, hit a brick pillar marking the cemetery entrance and damaged items atop at least one of the graves. The Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday afternoon they have yet to identify a culprit. Law BRIEFSmith Road property dispute leads to assault An Apalachicola health care provider has been charged with aggravated assault after law enforcement ofcials say he drew a shotgun Thursday on a motorcyclist crossing his property. According to the sheriffs ofces probable cause afdavit, Sgt. Ronald Jones arrived at 300 Smith Road in Apalachicola about 6:30 p.m. to nd Charles Tom Brocato walking towards his residence carrying a shotgun. Jones reported that in the middle of the roadway, a motorcycle lying on its side with no one around it. Jones said Brocato put the shotgun under a shed on his property, and then told the ofcer that he had just been in an altercation with a motorcyclist, Joel Rapack, who he said had trespassed on his property. Jones took custody of the shotgun, and then Brocato, who has a popular physical therapy business in Apalachicola, reviewed with him the conguration of his property, which he said includes a paved access road. Recently there has been a dispute involving Mr. Brocato and Kristen Anderson over the road as to where the easement is located, but nothing has been settled in court, Jones wrote. Brocato said he was marking off his easement when Eric Springer drove down the road and tried to run him over. The two exchanged words, and Brocato said he told Springer not to drive down his road again. Brocato said he went inside and retrieved his shotgun and ammunition, loaded the gun, and propped it beside his boat. Jones wrote in his report that at that time, Joel Rapack was driving down Smith Road in a motorcycle headed to Andersons residence. In a sworn statement, Rapack said that as he approached Brocatos residence, Brocato stepped in front of Joels motorcycle, pointed the shotgun at Joel, and demanded him to stop. Rapack said he stopped in fear of his life, and a verbal argument ensured over use of the road. Mr. Brocato then walked to the side of the motorcycle and grabbed Joel by his shirt and left chest, pushed him, and knocked him and the motorcycle to the ground. Mr. Brocato told Joel to stay put that he called law enforcement. Joel got up and ran to Ms. Andersons hosue to call the sheriffs ofce and make sure an ofcer was coming because he was afraid Mr. Brocato was going to hurt him and he wanted to press charges, Jones wrote. Brocato was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and battery, and booked at the Franklin County Jail. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN Arrest REPOR T


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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINI O N Thursday, August 7, 2014 A Section Page 4 Maui Jims, GoPros and Folsom Prison Blues I bet theres rich folks eatin in a fancy dinin carTheyre probly drinkin coffee and smokin big cigars. from Folsom Prison Blues, written and recorded by Johnny Cash If you recently received a card from your broker postmarked in Hawaii, you may have helped send him there. A broker at an investment conference stated in a luncheon recently that he would never consider leaving his rm. Why? someone asked. The vacations, he said. Every year, depending on how many annuities I sell, they send my wife and me to a place weve never been. Last year we went to Rome. The year before we took an Alaskan cruise. This year were going to Paris. And its all free. When markets tumbled in 2008 these trips were downsized or cancelled. Now, though, in concert with recent bullish markets, complimentary vacations to resort destinations are once again on the rise. Some educational sessions are usually hosted at conferences now, to lend some professional credence to the trips. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal is headlined Wall Street Revives Reward Junkets for Top Brokers. The accompanying photo reveals beachside cabanas at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. In late April, a few hundred of Morgan Stanleys top stockbrokers and their spouses jetted off to Hawaii for a gathering spiced with golf, deep-sea shing and suntanning, writes Corrie Driebusch. When they arrivedthe rst perks of their all-expenses paid trip were waiting for them GoPro cameras and Maui Jim sunglasses Perhaps nothing else delineates so clearly the difference between brokers and fee-only advisors. If an advisor is being rewarded by his parent company with a lavish vacation for reaching a certain plateau of annuity sales, or for steering client investment dollars into parent company mutual funds, he will naturally aspire to please the parent company, which provides his income. The problem is that investing in an annuity or the rms parent company mutual fund may or may not be in the clients best interest. The client may wonder: Is the advisor selling or recommending this product because its good for me nancially, or because it earns him more points toward a year-end vacation? This is one of the reasons why brokers are not duciaries and fee-only advisors do serve as duciaries to their clients. The duciary advisor maintains a legal obligation to act in the clients best interest. Independent, fee-only advisors have no parent companies. Thus, they are not rewarded with vacations, salary, benets or perks from a company which nancially benets from the sale of certain nancial instruments. Fee-only advisors sell no products. Every dime of an independent, fee-only advisors income is derived from client fees, and thus, his focus is on his clients, not on packing a suitcase. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (, a Fee-Only 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. MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook The state is not doing its job to protect consumers from health insurance rate hikes. After passing up billions of dollars from the federal government for the state to expand Medicaid, Gov. Rick Scott and the Republicancontrolled Legislature callously enacted a new law that, in essence, prevents the states insurance commissioner from regulating health insurance rates. The law, which state lawmakers passed and the governor signed, stripped the Florida Ofce of Insurance Regulation of an important responsibility: the authority to approve, modify or reject rate hikes by health insurance companies. I call it a callous decision, in part, because now the governor and some of those same legislators are poised to blame ObamaCare for the coming rate increases. Florida once had some of the strongest state laws governing insurance. Now as a result of the new state law the commissioner is little more than a rubber stamp on health insurance rates. When the Legislature passed this bill, I wrote to the governor and asked him to veto it. He did not. Meantime, other states preserved their ability to regulate the cost of insurance. In Connecticut, for example, the two insurers in that states health insurance exchange proposed doubledigit increases for the coming year. One insurer had its rate request rejected, while the other was allowed only a 3 percent bump. Thats why I am so disappointed when I read news accounts that say Republicans now intend to blame potential health insurance rate increases in Florida and elsewhere on Obamacare. If the governor and the Republicancontrolled Legislature want someone to blame, they need look no further than the mirror. They refused to accept some $51 billion dollars to expand Medicaid. They passed onerous requirements on Obamacare navigators to try to keep them from helping Floridians nd and purchase affordable coverage. And they passed the law shackling the insurance regulator on health insurance rates. According to recent reports, these premium increases are expected to be a key talking point for Republicans in Florida and beyond as they hope to retake the U.S. Senate. It all strikes me as an unconscionable deception for which the people pay. Bill Nelson is Floridas senior senator, serving since 2001. A Democrat, he sits on the Armed Services; the Budget; the Commerce, Science and Transportation; and the Finance committees. In the mid-1990s he served as Floridas insurance commissioner. While many of us in the Big Bend enjoyed this years Memorial Day weekend, that was not the case for one unfortunate family in Wakulla County. A re destroyed the mobile home they were living in and most of their belongings. As he has done countless times in similar situations, Red Cross volunteer Joseph Simmons responded to the home to offer emergency assistance, a sympathetic ear and a reassuring smile to the devastated family. Joe provided the grandfather a debit card that could be used to pay for temporary shelter, food and clothing, bringing tears to the grandfathers eyes. That made Joe, a seasoned disaster volunteer, get a little teary too. But what happened next truly was heart-wrenching. The grandfather became visibly upset when his sobbing granddaughter whispered in his ear that her favorite teddy bear was lost in the re. Her late grandmother had given her the teddy bear nine years before she passed away. This was too much to endure. Joe quickly went to his Red Cross vehicle where stuffed animals are kept for such instances and brought the girl a new teddy bear. Amazingly, the bear was almost identical to the one she lost. And in that moment of despair, the little girls tears changed from tears of despair to tears of hope and she actually smiled. Upon receiving the Chapters Disaster Volunteer of the Year Award this year, Joe unexpectedly told this story. He told the audience that it is moments like these whether they occur on holiday weekends or in the middle of the night that keep him working for and believing in the mission of the Red Cross. The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty, Taylor and Madison counties. We are among the rst responders on the scene at around 200 emergencies every year one every 31 hours. Our 400 volunteers respond locally, and last year 164 of these seless heroes deployed to disasters in New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Alabama and to other regions of Florida. We provide people in crisis with shelter, food, water, cleanup and comfort kits, medical supplies and prescriptions. Through our referral and resource system, we help victims of tragic events to begin their transition back to a normal life. More importantly, when families are in their moment of greatest despair, we are there with a sympathetic smile and a shoulder to cry on. We offer the only certied emergency communications to U.S. military stationed worldwide, notifying soldiers or family members during an emergency or life-changing event. Last year, our volunteers provided follow-up in 315 cases involving our servicemen and women and provided nancial assistance to many of their families. We continue to train thousands of our community members in CPR/AED, rst aid, disaster preparedness, water safety, babysitting and much more. While our volunteers provide their invaluable assistance for no compensation, the infrastructure that allows them to operate and the assistance they deliver to disaster victims is very expensive. For that, we rely on our community partners and individual donors. It is important to know that when you make a donation to Red Cross that $.91 of every $1.00 goes into our service delivery to assist our humanitarian efforts. Your donation could help your neighbor next door, as well as those we serve in our eight-county region. Go to www.redcross. org//tallahasse e or contact me to nd out how you can help out and also how we may be able to help you or your organization with training and education. And to Joseph Simmons and all of our fantastic volunteers thank you for your service! Bob Lotane is board chairman of the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. He can be reached at (850) 544-9446 or at bob.lotane@ m Patients diagnosed with bromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difculty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it. These patients also complain of hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain. A University of Florida study published in the July issue of the European Journal of Pain has found that injections of the painkiller lidocaine in peripheral tissues such as muscles in the shoulders or buttocks reduced hyperalgesia, bringing researchers one step closer to understanding how chronic pain works within these patients. We hypothesized that if pain comes from the peripheral tissues, and we can take this pain away by injecting local anesthetics, then this would be indirect proof of the importance of peripheral tissues for the clinical pain of these individuals, said Roland Staud, M.D., a professor of medicine within the UF College of Medicines department of medicine. Sixty-two women diagnosed with bromyalgia were involved in the study. Each woman received two injections in the trapezius muscles of the shoulders and the gluteal muscles of the buttocks, for a total of four injections per patient. The women were divided into several groups and given mechanical and heat pain stimuli immediately before and then 30 minutes after the injections. One group received four saline injections. The second group received four lidocaine injections. Although the lidocaine injections signicantly reduced hyperalgesia, the placebo injections did not. The study also found that the lidocaine and saline placebo injections both resulted in a 38 percent reduction in patients clinical pain, or the pain a person feels at the point of injury as well as pain radiating throughout the area near the injury. There was no statistical difference between the painkiller and the saline placebo. Treatment of chronic pain is difcult because doctors often cant detect evidence of injury at the site where patients experience pain, Staud said. But chronic pain affects the body differently than, for example, a single incident such as a leg break. It actually changes nerve function along patients spinal cords, said Michael Robinson, Ph.D., director of the UF Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health. He said hyperalgesia is a phenomenon in which the nervous system becomes sensitized to stimulation, amplifying the intensity perceived by the patient. Knowing what kind of treatment is successful in treating this sensitivity could bring researchers closer to providing relief to patients combating their hyperalgesia and curbing chronic pain. The best way to treat chronic pain conditions is multidisciplinary and multimodal, looking at emotional, sensory and tissue damage. We know there are central and peripheral and social and behavioral components to someone saying, Ow, it hurts, said Robinson, also a professor in the department of clinical and health psychology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. For example, in a person with a history of cancer pain, even if the cancer has been treated and is in remission, experiencing new pain in the aficted area can trigger associations with the pain surrounding the patients cancer, including fears about the patients prognosis and anxiety about treatment. That sensation may well feel more painful than if they just thought it was a tweaked a muscle, Robinson said. Staud said the study can help them develop better ways of managing chronic pain. Over-the-counter medications and prescriptions such as opiates arent really effective for controlling chronic pain conditions, Staud said. We are able to explain the pain of chronic patients better and manage it better. We are making progress but it will take time. Not just any teddy bear BOB LOTANE Special to the Times State GOP to blame for health insurance hikes BILL NELSON Special to the Times UF: Injections reduce pain for bromyalgia patients ROLAND STAUD, M.D. Special to the Times


Letter postmarked May 15, 2014, Ogden Utah To Mark Curenton Ive read your letter dated April 13, 2014, several times each time trying to remember something about Apalachicola. Im 92 years old and my memory is fading, and my penmanship is terrible. I was transferred from Dodge City, Kansas to Tyndal Field then to Apalachicola. This was a better assignment for me. I was put on ying status and the crew chief of a Martin B-26 number 52. We pulled targets for the aerial gunnery school. I saw a lot of the Florida coast but cant remember much of it. I dont remember one of our planes catching re and burning up. But I do remember one crashing in the bay at Tyndal Field. I will tell you of this. I had been in the hospital at Tyndal and was released to go back to Apalach. We had a plane that made a daily ight from Apalach to Tyndal for mail etc. I asked one of my friends if he had any money. He said he had $5, so I suggested we hitchhike back and stop in St. Joe for a beer being we didnt have to report for a couple days. When we got in Port St. Joe, the word was out. The plane that we were to be on had crashed in the bay and all personnel perished. If you have any question Ill try to remember some more. I hope these pictures will be of some good to you and my letter will be of some good. Thank you, George Kariger EDITORS NOT E : The Martin B-26 Marauder, a World War II twin-engine medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company, was a shoulderwinged monoplane of all-metal construction, tted with a tricycle landing gear. A total of 5,288 were produced between Feb. 1941 and March 1945. A streamlined, circular section fuselage housed a crew, consisting of a bombardier in the nose, armed with a machine gun, and a pilot and co-pilot sitting side-byside, with positions for the radio operator and navigator behind them. A gunner manned a dorsal turret armed with two machine guns. An additional machine gun was tted in the tail. The Marauder was rst used in the Pacic Theater in early 1942; it was also used in the Mediterranean Theater and in Western Europe. Nicknames for the airship included Martin Murderer, Flying Cofn, B-Dash-Crash, Flying Prostitute, (because it was fast and had no visible means of support, referring to its small wings) and Baltimore Whore, (since Martin was based in Baltimore.) Also known as a Widowmaker because early models often crashed during takeoff and landing, the Marauder had to be own at exact airspeeds, particularly on nal runway approach and when one engine was out, so the aircraft would not stall and crash. Since many inexperienced pilots were being rapidly prepared for combat, accidents were inevitable. In 1942, Glenn Martin was called before the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, or Truman Committee, which was investigating defense contracting abuses. Missouri Senator Harry Truman, committee chairman, asked Martin why the B-26 frequently crashed. Martin responded that the wings were too short. Truman asked why the wings werent changed, and Martin said the plans were too far along and his company already had the contract and so didnt need to alter the design. In that case, Truman responded, the contract would be canceled. Corrections to the wings were made. The B-26 became a safer aircraft once crews were retrained, and the wingspan was increased and a vertical stabilizer and rudder added to give better takeoff performance. After aerodynamic and design changes, the aircraft distinguished itself as the chief bombardment weapon on the Western Front, according to a United States Army Air Forces dispatch from 1946. The Marauder ended World War II with the lowest loss rate of any USAAF bomber. On July 17, Chasing Shadows published the picture from the Florida Memory Project of the 1988 winner of the oyster-eating contest at the Florida Seafood Festival. We asked who he was, where he came from and how many oysters he consumed. Bob and Etta Allen of Eastpoint were rst to provide some answers. They remember his name is Mick Thompson. The Deborah Thompson who took the picture was probably his wife, who the Allens say he met in Eastpoint. Thompson rst came to Franklin County to repair the retaining wall along US 98 after the 1975 storm season. The 1975 season was an active one in the Panhandle. On July 29, a tropical depression moved into southern Mississippi and produced rainfall of up to 20 inches along the western Florida Panhandle, resulting in moderate stream ooding and $8.5 million in damage in the state or about $38 million in todays dollars. On Sept. 23, Hurricane Eloise made landfall near Destin with winds of about 125 mph, producing heavy precipitation near the landfall location peaking at 14.9 inches at Eglin Air Force Base. There were hurricane force winds and storm surge of up to 16 feet across the Panhandle. Eloise destroyed 500 small businesses and damaged or destroyed 8,000 houses. Damage in the state totaled $100 million translating to $434 million in 2014. A tropical depression hit the western Florida Panhandle, on October 1, but damage, if any, was not recorded. Etta Allen remembers Thompson arrived on a motorcycle and she drove him along U.S. 98 to survey the damage in a Jeep. Thank you, Bob and Etta. Seafood Festival board member Michael Shuler doesnt remember Thompson but he was able to nd him in the festival records. Thompson gave Clearwater as his residence in 1988. He slurped down 19 dozen and nine oysters (237) to take the blue ribbon. Thompson was one of three ve-time winners of the oystereating competition. His rst victory came in 1985 when he was living in Eastpoint. He won again in 88, 89, 95 and 98, Other ve-time winners were Bill Bowen of Monticello, who won in 79, 83, 84, 86 and 87; and Angie Harnage who won the womens division in 2007, 08, 09, 11 and 12. Robbie Roberts of Marietta, Georgia only won four times, 19751978, but he holds the record for the most oysters ever consumed during the competition, 33 dozen and three (a total of 399), in 1975. He never again approached his own record and in 1977 consumed a mere 21 dozen, which still won the contest. Mick Thompsons best year was 1989 when he consumed 23 dozen and one shellsh. Heidi Harrellson holds the record for women, having consumed 19 dozen in 1980. Harrellson, a native of Alsace-Lorraine, a northeastern region of France that borders Germany, became the world champion oyster shucker in 1979 after winning the shucking contest at the Florida Seafood Festival in 1978. She won the international title in Ireland by shucking 24 oysters in 59 seconds. She was the rst woman ever to hold the title. At the time, she was employed as a professional oyster shucker in Apalachicola. The most oysters eaten in a single contest by all contestants was 1,815, consumed in 1975 by just six contestants, a group that included Robbie Roberts, who ate 399 by himself. The second-place winner that year was Fred Melvin, of Laponte, Louisiana who consumed 33 dozen, a feat that would have won him rst place in any other contest year. Roberts and Melvin tied for the record for the fastest consumption of oysters at Seafood Festival with an average of 21 per minute; followed by Bowen with 17 per minute and Thompson with 15 per minute. Lest you think the oyster eating competition is a free-for all, be aware that there are strictly enforce rules. The contest lasts for 15 minutes and, if the oysters run out, the person in the lead wins. Entrants must be at least 18 years old. The oysters must be eaten with a fork. Drinking from the oyster bucket is unacceptable. Crackers and hot sauce are provided. If a contestant leaves their designated spot, they are disqualied. What goes down must stay down. Anyone who regurgitates is disqualied. Shuler has been keeper of the oyster archives for almost 20 years. He said the shellsh are always provided by 13-Mile Seafood. Tommy Ward personally chooses them and oversees their preparation to make sure they are extra clean. They are shucked three-dozen to a bucket. As the contest progresses empty buckets are grouped in front of the contestant and at the end of the 15minute time limit, volunteers count the oysters remaining in partially consumed buckets. Over the years, there have been some illustrious local winners. Familiar names include George Kirvin Floyd who consumed 24 dozen oysters for a blue ribbon in 1980; Howard Wesson who won in 1991 with 25 dozen and three and 1992 with 22 dozen and 11. Barbara Sanders won the womens division in 1996 with four dozen and nine. Wayne Hicks left a message about our mystery man last week. He said Thompson was his former brother-in-law and now lives in Ponce de Leon. Shuler reminds everyone that the sponsorship letters have just gone out to potential Seafood Festival Commodores. He hopes everyone will continue to be generous in their donations to support Floridas oldest maritime event. By LOIS SWOBODA The rst week in August 1944 was full of social activity. The following notes ran in the society section of The Times. Eastpoint N ews The Rev. and Mrs. Bradley of the Carrabelle Methodist Church were (In Eastpoint) on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Bradley holds service there twice a month in the community house. He says he can get someone from Camp Gordon Johnston to ll in the remaining Sundays. Preparations are now complete for the laying of the cornerstone of the Eastpoint Methodist Church. Rev. Bradley is in charge of the program. Anyone interested invited to come. Mr. Louis Hicks who returned Monday from a deep sea shing trip reported such good luck that many others are planning on going soon. The P.H. Church took in nearly two hundred dollars in collection last night as a starter for their parsonage which they hope to start work on immediately. Mrs. R. J. Heyser and Mrs. Newt Creekmore spent Monday in Tallahassee. They were accompanied by Stevie Heyser who left for Clemson College, S.C. to enter the Cadet Army air Corps. N ews from Carrabelle Happy gathering: The home of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Simmons was the scene of a happy gathering on Thursday night, July 27. At this time home was thrown open to the Methodist Brotherhood and it is our belief as one of the bunch, that this was one of the most successful occasions of this nature ever to be held in our community. The living room was full; all including even a few who were not church members were outspoken in their great interest for the welfare of the churches in our community. Among business affairs brought up, plans were discussed and made for the completion of the new building on church property. After the business hour, Mrs. Simmons, assisted by Mrs. N. O. Cook, Mrs. A. C. Deen and Mrs. Alton Bradley, served a delicious seafood dinner with all the trimmings. On Thursday night, August the third, the Brotherhood met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Deen, but due to the fact that the writer was out of town, more will be said about this in a later issue. New Bandmaster: Mr. D. W. Tallman arrived this week from Montana to become the bandmaster of the Carrabelle School. It is our understanding that this teacher will be with the Carrabelle School exclusively and do some teaching of other courses on the opening of school. He will start the band teaching right away. Mr. Tallman is at the age of 34, married and has one child. His family will join him in the near future. According to information from the superintendents ofce, he has left a ne record in other places. Work under headway: We note with interest that work has gotten under headway on our new colored school. Much material such as concrete blocks, gravel, sand and lumber is now being assembled on the grounds. We are told that this new building, which will be modern in every respect will be rushed to completion. We are happy to see our colored citizens have this great asset for the rst time in history. Purchases beauty parlor: A deal of interest to their many friends taking place in the past few days was that in which Mrs. A. C. Deen has purchased the beauty parlor from Mrs. Nell Thames Seay. We are told that Mrs. Deen will operate this business with the help of an experienced assistant. Best wishes to the new owner at this time. FROM TH E CO LLEC TION O F G E OR GE K A RI GE R George Kariger, left, and friend Harry Dellinger circa 1944. MARTIN B-26 MARAUDER Just missed crashing in the bay Past HAPPENINGS And the oyster eater is HEIDI HARRELLSON P HOTOS B Y DEB OR A H T HOMPSON | Florida Memory Project MICK THOMPSON The Times | A5 Thursday, August 7, 2014


Local A6 | The Times Thursday, August 7, 2014 extended family at Hickory Landing, just south of Su matra, where Gwen, two of her three sisters, their chil dren and the grandparents, joined in a morning paddle around Owl Creek. What made it more in teresting than what might be the case with less promi nent families is that at the helm of the canoe that Gwen Graham steered was her fa ther, Bob Graham, a popular two-term Florida governor and three-term U.S. senator, who looked pretty t at age 77. Grahams wife, former Florida First Lady Adele, was the only family member not to opt to go paddling, in stead lending enthusiastic moral support by sharing a cheer from her youth at Miami Edison High School, which she modied for the occasion. By taking paddle in hand, Gwen Graham and her en tourage anchored her en vironmental message in a key geographic aspect of North Florida life. It was by no means her rst visit here shes been currying favor by talking with area folks on several occasions last year, including the 2013 Florida Seafood Festival. It was, however, a chance to start churning election eering water in a race that will pit a rst-time political candidate, and rst time female hopeful for the once solidly Democratic district, against Steve Southerland, a two-term Republican incum bent, rst elected in 2010 in a Tea Party surge that helped capture the House of Repre sentatives for the GOP. You cant replace this, said Gwen Graham, as she overlooked the tranquil ex panse of river where the ca noes had just been. Florid ians are about what is most precious to Florida, and that is the scene you see before us. Its the most spectacular, pristine treasure. Its a trea sure not only to North Flori da, but for our country. Before any more breaths could be taken away by the majestic beauty, she made quickly clear she believed that environmental preser vation did not have to come at the expense of jobs. With the right creativity, we can do both, she said. Ecotour ism, for this precious and unique area, can bring peo ple to North Florida. In a county overowing with registered Democrats who have increasingly fa vored Republicans in na tional elections, Graham, a labor attorney with the Leon County School Dis trict, is working to chart a course that stresses her in terpersonal skills and desire to put the practical needs of constituents ahead of partisanship. Its all about relation ships, she said. I connect very directly with people, and thats the kind of rep resentative I want to be, to represent North Florida as they deserve to be rep resented. Dont you think thats something Congress needs today? We need to put aside ideological rigid ity. So many members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, are unwilling to be open to considering other points of view. The implication that Southerland is a card-car rying Tea Party spokesman could hardly be missed, just as he is likely to try to contend there is little room between Graham, and the politics of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama, two personalities that have seen dwindling popularity in the district. A KEY TO THE CITY FOR FORMER GOVERNOR Bob Graham, a governor who Floridians have con sistently found immensely popular, underscored this anti-partisan theme in his remarks to the barbecue lunch at Battery Park. Fol lowing a rousing introduc tion from Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson, who gifted him with a key to the city, Bob Graham offered a summation of the type of approach that granted him 38 years in public ofce, beginning with state repre sentative in 1966. In fact, his wife sported a large wooden button from that race nearly ve decades ago, with the name Gwen taped over where Bob used to be. The race is about restor ing peoples condence in the national government, he told the audience that lled the Battery Park com munity center. The whole system has become almost dysfunctional, full of people who are there in order to scream and yell about their ideology. In an interview following the lunch, Bob Graham ad dressed both the matter of his daughter riding on his coattails, so to speak, as well as the political changes that have swept over the state since he retired from the Senate in Jan. 2005. I am very proud of my daughter, he said, noting that she did not discuss her plans with him prior to em barking on her candidacy. Shes running as Gwen Graham, on her own life ex perience, and what she can bring to the position. During his active years in politics (he continues to re main active, co-chairing the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, among several high-prole positions), Florida was a solidly Democratic state, he said. The population of Florida has changed. Its not as Southern as it used to be. People have brought down their political experiences (from other states). He said such demo graphic changes have been signicant among older voters, many of whom have retired here, and then deftly steered the discussion into a criticism of the privatization of Medicare and Social Secu rity, which he said puts these systems under assault from the ups-and-downs of Wall Street. In his introduction of Bob Graham, Johnson brought home the local touch to a man he said has played a role in nearly every major public policy issue in mod ern Floridas history. The mayor recalled how as governor, Grahams ad ministration was here for the people of Franklin County during the after math of the 1985 Hurricanes Elena and Kate that rav ished Floridas Gulf Coast during Labor Day weekend and just days before the Thanksgiving Day holiday, respectively. Elena devastated the local shellsh industry, cov ered and killed a large por tion of oysters with silt that churned in Apalachicola Bay from the waves of storm, de stroyed reefs and left thou sands of seafood workers unemployed, Johnson said. And what Elena missed Kate nished. Governor Graham and his administration stood resolute in their commit ment to help this commu nity rebound, he said. Un like the chaos that gripped the state of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ka trina. Gov. Graham was here for the people of Franklin County. The mayor also noted that in 1983, the Graham administration provided the city with economic assis tance that helped renovate the Gibson Inn, and which once paid back, helped re plenish the citys revolving loan fund. On a personal note, John son said in 1979 Graham ap pointed his mother, the late Mrs. Azalee Johnson to the CETA District II Advisory Board, because of her in terest in the employment needs of Franklin County in her capacity as president of the Franklin County Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. T HIS IS IN MY HE A RT Could I be a luckier daughter? asked Gwen Gra ham, after hugging each of her parents, as she stepped up to the mic, and onto the Apalachicola stump, for one of her rst public speeches here. This race is about every one in the district, she said, noting that shes already put over 31,000 miles on her car crisscrossing the territory. Im sure theres going to be tens of thousands more by Nov. 4. She recalled how she was 15 years old when her father ran for governor, prompt ing a dinner table discus sion where her young sis ter wailed that But Mom, I dont want to move to Tallahassee! Dont worry, Sissy, re plied Adele Graham. Dad dys not going to win. Bob Graham went on to 26 years of unbroken voter approval. When Grahams run, Grahams win, said Gwen Graham. She recounted her cam paign work over the last 16-plus months, and sum marized a few agenda items under her campaign theme of The North Florida Way. She said jobs, education and a focus on seniors will be her priorities, and that she will take what she has gleaned from meeting peo ple with her to Washington. This is in my heart, said Gwen Graham. Whats in your best interest? Its about the people who give you the honor to serve. We need to put aside the ugliness and negativity for one another. Once you get elected, you check that at the door. Graham closed with two stresses, essential to a cam paign where fundraising to tals, so far in the $2 million range each, are neck-andneck, as are the polls. She urged her supporters to get out and vote, and she made a point of noting, three dis tinct times, that she would be grateful for your vote. We are going to win this race, together, but were not going to win it if anyone stays home, she said. Were go ing to surprise a lot of people nationally. Gwen Graham, who like her husband and son is ev ery inch over six feet tall and likely more, noted that be cause of an apparent gawki ness when she once took the dance oor, her campaign staff have asked her not to dance while campaigning, for fear that my dance style could be used against me.. I believe Im slightly better than Elaine on Sein feld, she joked. But I have been on dance lockdown. The next time the public will see her dance, Gwen Graham closed, is on Elec tion Night. 2077822 Gun Show February 23rd & 24th Ft. 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An Indiana native, he earned a bachelors degree in busi ness management from In diana University Southeast and a masters in health services management from Webster University in Jef fersonville, Missouri. Cooper worked his way up the hos pital administration ranks, and was CEO of St. Bene dicts Family Medical Center in Jerome, Idaho; CEO of Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Indiana; and CEO at Breckinridge Health, Inc. in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. But this information wasnt provided the county commissioners until a day or two prior. I dont have any infor mation on him, said County Chair Cheryl Sanders. I really hate to ratify some body without looking at his resume. All Ive got was this from Heather (Huron) and that was Friday night. Im not going to put my John Hancock on anything until I see more than this. As a board chairman, you need to do a better job of communicating, Sanders told Bachrach. Not getting the resume until just now, thats uncalled for. Until the people of Franklin County have a public hearing to nd out whats going on, Im not signing anything. Do we have his con tract? asked Commission er Pinki Jackel. Wed like to see the contract and I think the county attorney would like to see it too. Mikes on his way, Ba chrach said. Your (hospital) board and staff unanimously think hes the right person. It was beyond unanimous. I think its only fair we give him a shot. Is there any way we can facilitate this? Hes halfway here and hes leased a house. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said it appeared Cooper had experience working in critical access facilities. It seems we have board members who have addi tional concerns. I dont know any way to expedite it other than a special meeting, Parrish said. We dont even know what were paying him, said Jackel. Bachrach said the sal ary was similar to Brown sworths, around $150,000. When is he supposed to start work? asked Com missioner Noah Lockley. Bachrach said Cooper was scheduled to begin work Wednesday morning, Au gust 6. Jackel said there was a lack of communication between the hospital CEO, chief nancial ofcer, county commission and the hospital board. She specically referred to a letter by former Weems CEO Brownsworth pub lished in the July 24 Times, in which he leveled charges against the commissioners for excessive involvement in hospital affairs, This strikes at the heart of the lack of communication, said Jackel. It is wrong to throw stones while you are running away and bellyache after you have accepted $300,000 for a job not well done. We need the hospital board to explain the letter. Silence of the board is to consent to the contents of the letter. To accuse us of interference is outrageous. I have been publicly called a fool, stupid and a snuff spit ter. I refuse to not defend my position and be a coward, as Mr. Brownsworth has shown himself to be, she said. Jackel asked Pierce to tell the commissioners about a conversation he had with Bachrach regarding the George E. Weems Hos pital District created in 1955. Bachrach said he had asked about the district purely for information. Pierce said, as a special district, the hospital board had the right to raise taxes. Would that remove the (county commission) from involvement (in hospital administration)? asked Jackel. Pierce said the district exists on paper only and has no assets. If we didnt microman age, the county wouldnt have a hospital, Sanders said. We took $1.5 million out of an Alligator Point project so the county to keep medical services. I wish there was a way we had more control sometimes be cause I dont think we have enough doctors. Thats why I say Embrace your local providers. Without them we are nothing. Jackel asked if Bachrach could provide the board and Shuler with copies of the contract. He said he could. Theres no way we can move on this quickly, Sanders said. It will be two weeks. Its going to be Au gust 20. Bachrach asked, Do you want me to call him now and tell him to turn around? Parrish suggested the board schedule a meeting for the afternoon and decide whether to conrm Cooper after studying the contract. When the board recon vened at 1:30 p.m., Shuler said he had a few questions about the contract offered Cooper. Under the agreement, in addition to the $10,000 sign-on bonus and $1,000 a month for six months as a rent allowance plus salary, Cooper receives six-months severance of both benets and pay if he is dismissed, but not if he resigns. Shuler asked for guid ance about two paragraphs in the agreement. Under paragraph ve, the chairman of the hospital board would have the op tion of awarding the hospital CEO with up to a 10 percent bonus at the end of his rst year, if he met certain bench marks to the satisfaction of the hospital board. Under paragraph 11, if the CEO determines that his duties and authority have been diminished to the point where he is no longer acting as CEO, he could ter minate his contract and still receive severance. There are probably reasons for it that I dont get and you dont get, Bachrach said. Lets just take it out. Shuler also said it was not clear that the contract was for one year. Bachrach said the board intended the contract for a single year and asked Shuler to correct the discrepancy. The board then dis cussed allowing the chair of the hospital board to award a 10 percent bonus. I dont agree with it, Lockley said. This is Frank lin County. We are small. We are not Tallahassee. We al ready gave him a bonus with that salary. Jackel said a bonus was unnecessary. The things youve got on here are a basic part of his job, she said. If he doesnt meet the benchmarks, he needs to go. Bachrach countered that a person at his level needs nancial incentives. Jackel replied that $150,000 a year is a pretty good incentive to do the job. Lockley noted that we are trying to give the hospi tal employees benets. How do we do that and keep go ing through a revolving door with the CEOs? Bachrach was unwilling to dismiss the bonus idea out of hand. If this guy does as good a job as I think he will, we can come back in a year and ask for (a bonus), he said. The board voted unani mously to ratify the contract, but to delete paragraph 11 and remove the optional bo nus mentioned in paragraph ve, leaving the benchmarks for performance in place. GRAHAM from page A1


Local The Times | A7 Thursday, August 7, 2014 earth after the excitement. Its a great honor. Im re ally excited about it, to rep resent our seafood indus try and our community. The young ladies were judged based on four cat egories Interview, Talent, Poise and Appearance, and Casual Wear and Question to determine who came home with the crown, placed on her head by the outgoing Miss Florida Sea food Morgan Martin. Riley captured the in terview portion of the contest, which accounts for a signicant piece of the score, as well as the poise and appearance cat egory. Dressed in a blue jacket and gray slacks, and wearing a captivating necklace of blue semi-pre cious stones, she was run ner-up in the casual wear category, which includes the contestants answer ing within 30 seconds one of 10 possible questions they have reviewed, but dont know which one, that Festival Board President John Solomon will ask that night, based on a random selection. Riley also voted Miss Congeniality by her peers in the pageant, winning a $50 check from the 1983 Miss Florida Seafood Kar en Petteway. I got very close to all the girls, she said after ward. It was a great expe rience, lots of fun. It went very well. Riley worked closely with family and friends throughout the pageant, borrowing a prom dress from a close friend, having her mom do her hair, and a friend Kaley Ison apply her makeup. Rileys roots in the seafood industry go back several generations. Her fathers father, Buddy Ri ley, who passed away four years ago, was a commer cial sherman. Her moth ers family, the Crums, have owned both a seafood house and a retail market in Eastpoint. Franklin County has some of the best local sea food youll ever have, she said. People are out there every day, working hard, so everyone can enjoy that. Oysters are my favorite. In fact, right after leav ing the pageant, Riley, fam ily and friends, savored oysters at the Pit Stop in Carrabelle. Riley was sponsored by Saltwater Solutions, a charter shing business owned by her uncle Tra vis Huckeba, and by High Calling Church, where her uncle, Ron Crum, serves as pastor. Her introduction at the outset of the pageant said she planned to major in accounting and nance, eventually own her own business, and start a foun dation to support mission aries here and abroad. TALEN T AND SMILES, ABUNDAN T Finishing as rst run ner-up was Macey Ryan na Hunt, the 17-year-old daughter of Jayme Votaw and Johnny Hunt of Car rabelle, and a senior at Franklin County High School. She won the casual wear and question portion of the pageant, and was runner-up in poise and appearance. Hunt, who hopes to pur sue a doctorate in astro physics, performed a ute solo Safe and Sound as her talent. She was spon sored by 2 Als at the beach Cafe. Katie Abel, the 17-yearold daughter of Scott and Chanda Abel, of Apalachic ola, won the talent portion of the pageant, dancing to When I Look At You, a song made famous by Miley Cyrus. A senior at Port St Joe High School, planning on pursuing a career as an x-ray technician, she was sponsored by Steve Rash and Waterstreet Seafood. Aaliyah Ireonna West, the 16-year-old daughter of Melissa West and Israel Ling, of Apalachicola, was runner-up in the interview portion of the competition. Hoping to graduate as vale dictorian of the Franklin County High School Class of 2015, she was sponsored by Phoenix Family Health Care. For her talent, she danced to Say Some thing, a song popularized by Christina Aguilera. The fth contestant in the pageant was Jes sica Schmidt, the 17-yearold daughter of Robert Schmidt and Heather Hu ron, of Sumatra. A junior at Franklin County High School, she plans a career in early childhood educa tion. For her talent, she danced to Human, a hit song by Christina Perri. Schmidt was sponsored by Weems Memorial Hospital. Once again emceeing the pageant was Ginger Coulter, with help from Solomon, as well as Mar tin. Also serving on the allvolunteer board are Vice President Tress Anderson, Secretary Andrea Register, Treasurer Danny Gay, Past Presidents Ted Mosteller, Michael Shuler, Jennifer Brown, Kevin Ward, R.J. Shelley, Danielle Layne and Pam Brownell The three judges for the evening were Shawn Yao, a senior crime lab analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, who has judged the pageant in past years; and a married couple, Tonya and Bobby Rowe, of Calhoun County. Both the Rowes, parents of four children, have been ac tive with pageants for more than a decade, as coaches and as judges on the local, state and national levels. WHO I MOS T ADMIRE During breaks in the pageant, when the young ladies either have to change clothes, or the judges need time to tally scores, the audience was entertained by Ginny Griner, who sang Jesus Will Still Be There, and When I Fall in Love, and by Martin, who per formed the dance routine that catapulted her to vic tory in last years pageant. Pam Nobles once again handled the choreography challenge, as she has for many years. In their introductions during the segment of the pageant where they wear gowns, and are judged on their modeling abilities and appropriateness of attire, the young women showed they were a vivid portrayal of the vibrant dynamism of the countys young people, and who they hold up as their role models. West, active on the girls basketball team, class trea surer and with Students Working Against Tobacco, among several things, said she most admires the late Maya Angelou because no matter where life leads you, never forget where you started. Her humani tarian-like personality has inspired many others to actively change the world around them. Abel, active as a danc er, with her church youth group and with yearbook, said she most admires her Papa Emory Roach. He is a very hard-working, dependable man. He is a model of what a godly man, father and friend should be. Hunt, active with girls soccer, Brain Bowl, coastal cleanup, among others, said she most admires Cat Osterman, a famous softball pitcher for the USA National team. She has overcome many ob stacles in her life and still remained focused on her goal and aspirations. Riley, active with her church youth group, cheer leading and student gov ernment, said she most ad mires her ve aunts Kristi, Terrah, Allison, Deene and Gina. They are all differ ent, but have all shown her how to be a strong, success ful woman, who puts God and family rst. Through being a part of their lives, she has learned that with the support of family and faith in God, you can ac complish anything you put your mind to, she said. Schmidt, who takes part in band and soccer and enjoys horseback riding and shing, among lots of outdoor pursuits, said she most admires her Papa Joe Schmidt, because every time she has ever needed help with anything, he was always there for her. He has also taught her to accept people for who they are. In addition to the pag eant, the audience learned of the selection of country music singer Craig Camp bell as the featured enter tainment at the festival, on Saturday night, Nov. 1. The 35-year-old singer from Ly ons, Ga. has released two albums, Craig Campbell in 2011 and Never Regret in 2013, and has had ve sin gles on the country chart, including his debut single, Family Man, Fish, and When I Get It. While the pageant at tracted ve dynamic and attractive young ladies this year, it has not been without its challenges of drawing a suitable number of contestants to avoid the brief period a few years ago when the selection had to be made solely by essay, among no more than three contestants. Riley said she plans to work on changing that. I hope to bring more inter est in the pageant and get more attention for more girls to have an opportu nity to be in it, she said. changes we have a plan in place and we have momen tum going, said Marks. We have welcomed 10 new people to our facility. They came in and met with the principal and me Monday. I think everything is positive, plans are in place and a lot of continuity is being carried on through the summer and into the fall I believe were headed into a very positive, great year to come, she said. Everyone is on board and ready to go. The Franklin County School will host a Meet and Greet Social on Thursday, August 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Par ents are invited to meet the administration and staff for the 2014-15 school year and enjoy delectable food items prepared by the award-win ning cafeteria staff. While classroom as signments and schedules will not be given out at that time, registration packets will be available. In addition, Marks said, registration packets can be obtained at the bus barn in Carrabelle, the school district ofce in Eastpoint, and the former Apalachicola High School in Apalachicola. On Friday, August 15, the Franklin County School will host an Open House from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the schools media center. During that Open House, students will be able to ll out 2014-15 registration packets, although if they returned their packet in the spring, they will not need to ll out another one. Parents and students will be able to visit teachers and class rooms, and drop off school supplies. BRAY from page A1 CROWN from page A1 Katie Abel dances to When I Look At You. Jessica Schmidt dances to Human. Macey Hunt performs Safe and Sound on the ute. Aaliyah West dances to Say Something. PHO T OS BY DA V ID ADLERS T EIN | The Times Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES


Special to The Times The Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corp. and The Realtors Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties cordially invite you to attend their annual rst time homebuyers workshop, This year the workshop will be held at the Carrabelle library on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public. All are welcomed. Carol Bareld, president of the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corp, said that because of many credit hurdles the participants encountered at previous workshops, this years workshop facilitators will include credit counselors from NID Housing Counseling Agency, HUD approved, who will partner with future homeowners and help them with their credit issues. This agency will work with participants to prevent foreclosure or foreclosure intervention, Bareld said. In order to better serve you, we ask that you bring your free credit report with you when you attend the workshop. If you have your own computer log onto these websites or one of your choosing, www., this site is recommended by the Federal Trade Commission, or www., These sites will give you a free credit report. If you need help pulling your free credit report, we have partnered with the local libraries and The REALTORS Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties to assist you by appointment only. Please call one of the numbers below to set up an appointment and we will make sure that someone will be available to help you when you arrive for your appointment: Apalachicola Municipal Library, Caty Green, 653-8436; and The Realtors Association, Gloria Salinard, 653-3322. The Carrabelle and Eastpoint public libraries will be available for computer use on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call the library in Eastpoint at 670-8151 or the Carrabelle library at 697-2366. Call to schedule your time before Aug. 14. For further information, call Bareld at 653-9224 or Salinard at 653-3322. 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Yo u ma y lo gon to th e we bsi te at www .f or go tt en pe ts or g to se e mo re of ou r ad op tab le pe ts The Clipper Shoppe FREE HAIR CUTS FOR KIDS K 12 Monda y August 11th from 10-5 Come see Dor oth y, Br andi & Ca ther ine Cor do va Back to school! Society A8 | The Times Thursday, August 7, 2014 Lexi May turns 1 Alexiana May Griggs will be celebrating her rst birthday on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Lexi May is the daughter of Jessica Tatum of Eastpoint. Her maternal grandparents are Sheila and Terry Nowling, and Jody and Darlene Tatum, of Eastpoint. She is the greatgranddaughter of Virginia Allington and the late R.J. Nowling. Her proud aunts are Kayla Tatum, Tammy Warren, Sherrie Warren, and Summer Warren. Lexi May will be celebrating her birthday with lots of family and friends. Birthday By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes On Sunday, August 3, Habitat for Humanity dedicated their fourth house on a quiet cul-desac in the Magnolia Ridge development in Eastpoint. The house is now the home of nurse Jessica Weeks and her three young children. Max Brown, one of the builders, ofciated at Sundays dedication ceremony and Pastor Doug Boucher, from the First Baptist Church of Eastpoint, offered a prayer. He asked God to Bless Jessica and make the house a place of safety, peace, love, joy and sharing. Habitat spokesman Mason Bean said the home took 100 days to build, but the construction was spread over two years of Saturdays because all of the builders worked full-time jobs during the week. The lot where the home is located was a foreclosure donated to habitat by Cadence Bank. The house is a 1,440-square-foot, two-story, three-bedroom saltbox. George Coon of Apalachicola designed the house and donated the plans. Bean said this is the rst two-story home Habitat has constructed and will probably be the last. He said many volunteers were intimidated by having to work on a scaffold. He said the roof of the house was actually constructed on the ground and lifted into place with a crane. Bean said Habitat takes out a mortgage on the homes equity to fund its next construction project so the new owner cannot sell the house for a prot until it is paid for. He said now that Habitat has completed a fourth house, it has about $2,000 in monthly income from the four homes. That, along with funds from an annual Mardi Gras benet, is the sole funding for Habitats construction projects. The next Habitat home will be constructed for the Birchwell family. Annie Birchwell is the county librarian. Their home will also be in Magnolia Ridge on a lot donated by Centennial Bank. Thank goodness for those two foreclosures and the generosity of those banks, Bean said. This is going to be a pretty little subdivision. He said Habitat is seeking additional volunteers in hopes of completing the new house more quickly. Bean said Habitat is not a charity, but rather a hand-up for deserving families who pay for their homes in both money and sweat equity, the process of contributing labor to Habitat either during the construction of homes or in a similar volunteer capacity. He said a selection committee spends almost a year investigating applicants for a Habitat home before construction begins. First-time homebuyers workshop set for Aug. 16 Habitat for Humanity dedicates a fourth home PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Habitat board members Max Brown, Henry Kendall, Mason Bean, Fred Stanley and R. W. Thomas stand in front of the new Eastpoint home of the Weeks family. Melanie Williams, of Cadence Bank, stands with Jessica Weeks and her children Leah, Avery and Kiana on the stairs to the second oor of their new three-bedroom home. The Birchwell family accepts seed money for the next Habitat for Humanity home, to be constructed for them not far from the Weeks house, on a lot donated by Centennial Bank. 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The Times | A9 Thursday, August 7, 2014 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 Cu mb aa Mo nu me nt s, In c. Se rvi ng NW Fl or id a Si nc e 1963 JA MES (J R) GR OV ER Ph : 850-674-8449 Ce ll : 850-899-0979 jrg ro v@ms n.c om Bl ou nt st ow n, FL 32424 Cu mb aa Mo nu men ts has be en at 19041 Sr 20 We st Bl ou ns to wn for 50+ Ye ar s. We ta ke p ride in hel pi ng yo u wi th se le ct in g the ri gh t mo nu men t for yo ur lo ve d on e. So co me by or gi ve us a ca ll or we wil l co me by you r ho me, gr av es it e, et c. Faith Mr. Louis John Simon Jr., 83, of Twin Creeks Road, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday evening, July 27, 2014, at Union General Hospital, in Blairsville, following an extended illness. He was born April 9, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Louis John Simon and Pauline (Preston) Simon. Mr. Simon moved from Eastpoint to North Carolina in the late 90s, then moved to Georgia. He was a loving father and husband. He loved having his three dogs and two cats around him. He also loved to sh, camp and travel. He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Reveille, wife, Dorothy W. (Harris) Simon (March, 1984), sons, Marvin W. Core, February 2010 and Thurman Wildeman (2013). Mr. Simon attended the Pine Top Baptist Church. Survivors include wife of 30 years, Candace Simon, of Blairsville, Ga.; daughters, Dorothy W. and Donald Alley, of Blairsville, Ga., Dottie and Tracy Evans, of Apalachicola, Diane and Robert Whiddon, of Sumatra, and Kari and Tony Dillon, of Grove City, Ohio; grandchildren, Lynn Core, Donald Allen, Ronald Alley, Thomas Evans, Royce Evans, Samantha Watkins, Kevin Moore, Kandace Louan Moore, David Moore; and great-grandchildren, Troy, Trevor, Victoria, Alyssah, Dominic, Tristan, Kareese and Kaylei. Memorial Services were held on Wednesday afternoon, July 30 from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner ofciating. Services included a Military Honor Guard with a 21-gun salute due to his service with the Air Force. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 30, from 4-5 p.m. His wife requests that in lieu of owers, you make a contribution to the Union County Humane SocietyMountain Shelter in memory of him. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. Sign the Family Guest Book and send condolences online at www.mountainview Louis John Simon Jr. LOUIS JOHN SIMON JR. Spessard Lindsey Holland, III, son of William Benjamin Holland and Claudia Croy Burton, was born in Lakeland on Sept 23, 1955. He lived his rst seven years in Winter Haven where his father practiced law but was a resident most of his life in Tallahassee, Havana, and Carrabelle, Spessard died surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at the age of 58. He was a proud namesake and grandson of former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Spessard L. Holland, Sr. The Memorial Service will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. A 1973 Florida High School graduate, Spessard subsequently earned certications in electronics and in radio and television repair from Lively VocationalTechnical School. He worked for many years at Monks Ofce Machines, a local family-owned business, followed by its corporate successors Danka Corporation and Konica Minolta, Inc. His ability to repair complex machinery was unparalleled, which he always attributed to the close team of professionals with whom he worked. His clients loved him. Spessard married the love of his life, Theresa Cricket Gunnels, on Nov. 28, 1997, in Apalachicola. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed and respected all aspects of the natural world. He deeply loved the sea and underwater life. Some of his happiest memories were of shing with his brother and friends in the Gulf. Spessard also enjoyed working with his hands and inventing. He built two wonderful homes, one in Havana and the other in Carrabelle, largely with his own hands, with some help from loyal friends. Spessard is survived by his wife, Theresa Cricket Holland, of Havana; mother, Claudia C. Burton, and brother, William B. Holland, Jr., of Tallahassee; sister, Claudia Toi Holland McBride and her husband, Dr. Randy McBride, and their son, Wyatt McBride, of Fairfax, Virginia; stepson, Delaney Johnson, and granddaughter, Rylee Johnson, of Tallahassee and Bristol, respectively; aunt, Gail Croy, of Tallahassee; and numerous loving cousins and other relatives. Spessard was preceded in death by his father, William Benjamin Holland; paternal grandparents, Spessard L. and Mary G. Holland; and maternal grandparents, George P. and Minnie L. Croy. Spessard requested that memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice (1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308;, the ALS Association (1275 K Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, D.C. 20005;, Carrabelle Cares (701 Marine St., Carrabelle, FL 32322; www.carrabellecares. org); or to a charity of the donors choice. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements. Spessard Lindsey Holland, III SPESSARD LINDSEY HOLLAND, III Linda Lee Messer born Oct. 12, 1951, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Linda was a genuinely sweet woman who always had a helpful hand, a warm smile and a loving hug. She never met a stranger and welcomed everyone as family. Linda loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed. Linda is survived by parents, Walt and Dot Worthington, of Carrabelle; her husband and friend, Jerry Messer, of Carrabelle; three children, Justin E. Messer (Keisha), Jessica C. Messer (Roy) and Sarah H. Shelley (R.J.), all of Carrabelle; two brothers Gene Worthington (Donna), of Quincy, and Wayne Worthington, of Carrabelle; a sister, Sheila Overlin (Dan), of Carrabelle; eight grandchildren, Gerald Messer, Colson Shelley, Lee Cumbie, Gavin Shelley, Kayleigh Messer, Christian Shelley, Hunter Davis, and Marleigh Shahan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Wednesday morning Aug. 6, at the Carrabelle Christian Center, ofciated by the Rev. Ron Barks. The family requests that in lieu of owers, donations be made to area churches. Linda Lee Messer LINDA LEE MESSER Mrs. Elaine Riley Williams, 88, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Lindas Assisted Living in Tallahassee. Born in Southport on June 13, 1926, she was a longtime resident of Apalachicola and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cary and Eva Creamer, a brother James D. Creamer. Also, preceding her in death was her husband and father of her children, Bernice Riley; husband, Cecil Carpenter; and husband, John Williams; and one daughter, Lois Riley Allen Clary. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Coatney and husband, Jimmy Ray; grandsons, Greg Allen and Derek Coatney; granddaughter, Amanda Coatney; greatgranddaughters Shannon Dykes and Jordan Allen; greatgrandson Riley Allen; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of Living Waters Assembly of God and very active in teaching Sunday School, Ladies Groups and Choir. Funeral Services were held Saturday August 2, at Living Waters Assembly of God, with Rev. Lois Long (Smith) ofciating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Beggs Funeral Homes, Tallahassee, handled the arrangements. Elaine Riley Williams ELAINE RILEY WILLIAMS Robert Roc Carroll, born Nov. 25, 1927, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the age of 86. Roc served his Lord by becoming the best at whatever vocation he served, including building contractor, truck driver, pastor, building trades teacher and Franklin County building ofcial. His greatest joy was living life with his family and worshipping his Lord. Robert served during World War II in the Pacic Theatre as a Navy seaman aboard the LST 743. Services were held Wednesday afternoon, August 6 at the First Assembly of God in Carrabelle. Public visitation began at the church at 2 p.m. A private burial followed. Robert is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Carroll; daughters Sandra Yurko (Ron), Sonja Creamer (Chester), and Shelia Duncan; and son Roy Carroll (Cathy); seven grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by sisters: Etta Kilbourn (Pierre), Genevieve Putnal (Buz) and Laverne Encalade; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert is predeceased by grandson, Robert Leroy Clark; father, Charles J. Carroll; mother, Rozena Walker; step-father: Carl Walker; brothers Charlie (Bernice) and Fernandia (Vonnie); and sisters: Eloise and Elizabeth Mock, and Yvonne Allen. The Carroll family extends heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff of C.C. Sims Veterans Home for their professional diligent and loving care during Rocs tenure at Sims. Amber Miller and David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel of Crawfordville, are assisting the family with arrangements. Robert Carroll Elizabeth Thomas Hicks, 97, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3. The funeral was Tuesday morning, August 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Madison. Interment was at Culleys Meadowwood Memorial Park in Tallahassee at 3 p.m. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made to the Madison Youth Ranch. Contributions should be sent to The Florida United Methodist Childrens Home, Development Department, 51 Childrens Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. Specify Madison Youth Ranch. Elizabeth was born on May 19, 1917 on a tobacco plantation near Attapulgus, Georgia. She was the daughter of Orman Bladen and Fannie Maxwell Thomas. She married Thomas Jordan Hicks, Jr. (T.J) on June 2, 1935. Elizabeth and T.J. moved to Chattahoochee, where T.J. was a pharmacist at the state hospital. In 1942, they purchased a drug store, Hicks Pharmacy, in Apalachicola where she worked along with him. In 1961 they moved back to Chattahoochee until T.J. retired. They lived on St. George Island for several years and then moved back to Tallahassee. In 1989, Elizabeth and T.J. moved to Madison. Elizabeth was a member of First United Methodist Church, was an avid Gator fan, loved to watch sports, and was said to have been one of the best bridge players in town. She played until she was 95! Elizabeth is survived by one daughter, Penny Worden (Joe), of Madison, one daughter-in-law, Connie Hicks, of Winter Park, four grandchildren, Brigitte Gudz (Martin), of Madison, Heather Welch (Allen), of Lee, Jay Hicks (Lisa), of Apopka, and Hope Chalmers (Jim), of Winter Park; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Orman and Fannie Thomas; her sister, Bernice Battle; her husband, T. J. Hicks; her son, Tommy Hicks; and one greatgranddaughter, Taylor Hicks. Beggs Funeral Homes, Madison, is in charge of arrangements. Elizabeth Thomas Hicks Obituaries The Lighthouse Childrens Home in Tallahassee will be visiting the United Baptist Church in Eastpoint on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. We will be singing and giving testimonies and we invite you to come to the service for a special blessing. For more information call Brother Bobby at 653-6486. FAITH BRIEF LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN SINGERS IN EASTPOINT SUNDAY


By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com A local angler hooked the winning sh in the 11th annual King sh Shootout last weekend at Carrabelles C-Quarters Marina. At Sundays awards ceremony, Leslie Brinkley of Sopchoppy, shing for Team Elvis carried the day with a 35-pound king hooked on Saturday. Team Elvis walked away with $5,000 for their monster sh. Brinkley also was top lady angler. In second place, with a 34-pound sh, was Team Bluewater Predator, which walked away with $4,000. Third place went to Team Gettinany. Team Steamer was fourth, followed by Team Jacaranda, Team Knot Ready, Team Lakeside Timbers, Team SGI Charters and Team By the Mile which also had the top youth angler. The top junior angler and lady angler were awarded King sh rods and reels, courtesy of Coastal Angler magazine. Team Make Out didnt have a sh on the board but that didnt discourage them. We had a ball, one team member said. It was a great weekend. The other side of the King sh Shootout is the incredible contribution it has made to the Leukemia Research Foundation. During the past decade, the tournament raised more than $800,000, including $50,000 from this years event. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Crowder Jackson who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2001. For the fth year, Ron Hays of Camilla, Georgia contributed a smoker that was raf ed at the Kingsh Shootout. Hays began making the donation after his son Matt was diagnosed with leukemia. He said Matt is now completely healthy and attending college. Diana Collins also donated a handmade quilt in red, white and blue that was raf ed on Sunday. The winner was Ernie Jaworski. Most anglers donate their catch to the tourney and it is purchased by Barber Seafood, although this is generally not a commercially marketed sh. WEEK LY ALM ANA C AP AL AC HIC OL A CA RR ABELLE TIDE TA BL ES MO NTHL Y AV ER AG ES To nd th e tides of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om the se gi ve n fo r AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH LO W Ca t Po in t Mi nus 0:40 Mi nus 1:17 East Pa ss Mi nus 0:27 Mi nus 0:27 To nd th e tides of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om those gi ve n fo r CA RR ABEL LE: HIGH LO W Ba ld Po in t Mi nus 9:16 Mi nus 0:03 Da te Hi gh Low % Pre cip Th u, Au g. 07 88 77 20 % Fr i, Au g. 08 87 77 30 % Sa t, Au g. 09 87 77 30 % Sun, Au g. 10 85 76 40 % Mo n, Au g. 11 87 78 50 % Tu es Au g. 12 87 77 80 % We d, Au g. 13 86 78 80 % Monda y Th ursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | Fr ida y Sa tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) Su nda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Summer time is here! Sh op ou r hu ge se le ct io n of be ach wa re s, cha ir s, an d to ys Ne w ar ri va ls da il y of ka ya ks Pa dd le bo ar ds an d shi ng ge ar www .shopb wo .c om Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Page 10 Thursday, August 7, 2014 OUTDOORS Section Section A SPONSORED BY Action is still being dominated by kingfish. All tackles and baits are producing 15 class fish around near-shore wrecks and slow trolling around the buoys out of Mexico Beach. Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Fishing is still very productive as we enter into August. Trout and red fish are showing up in the usual spots in St. Joe Bay. Try fishing close to grass beds and with live shrimp or minnows at first light. Top water action is great late in the afternoon north of Eagle Harbor. Scallops are getting easier to find as the summer moons have grown the scallops to decent size. Pig Island and Blacks Island are great places to start your hunt. Elvis was in the room for King sh Shootout PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Blake Kirkendahl competed as a junior angler. Volunteers help weigh and store the sh. Diana Collins of the Wandering Star Quilt Club created this patriotic quilt which was raf ed off Sunday. Team Piscari Navi, Josh Dameron, Brandon Bar eld and Mark Bar eld brought in three kings on Sunday but none was in the money. Missie Schneider of Team Steamer displays her 32.8 pound king. Summer a busy time on St. Vincent Island Special to the Times Summer is a busy time on the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. The sea turtle patrol is operating full time, the red wolves are being carefully monitored with hopes for a new litter of pups, several research projects are underway, and several summer interns are working on the island. There are no tours of the island during the summer months because of the heat and bugs, but the refuge will be offering a special week of island tours during National Wildlife Refuge Week in October. WILD Week, which stands for Wonder Inspire Learn Do, all of which can occur on St. Vincent Island, will take place during National Wildlife Refuge Week. During the week of Oct. 14-18 there will be a themed tour of the entire island each day. Each tour will have a narrator and a specialist who share their knowledge about the island and the featured theme of that days tour. The focus of each of the ve tours will be Photography, History of St. Vincent Island, Birds, Native Plants, and a Kids/Family oriented tour. More speci c information about the WILD Week tours will be posted on the Events page on the Supporters website after Labor Day. Reservations for the tours will be on a rst-come / rst-served basis. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3, reservations for WILD Week island tours can be made on the Supporters of St. Vincent Islands web page Sea turtle nesting got off to a slow start this season perhaps because of the cool spring weather? It will be interesting to see if the numbers catch up to last years record pace as the season progresses. As of Aug. 1 the turtle patrol volunteers and staff have con rmed 51 sea turtle nesting sites, all of which have been loggerhead sea turtles, the most common sea turtle in this region. The nests hatch approximately 60 days after the eggs were laid. Thus far two nests have hatched. Of those 51 nests, 22 have been adopted through the Supporters Adopt a Nest program. There is still plenty of time to adopt a nest. A $25 adoption donation will help pay for the cost of the wire cages, supplies, and fuel for the patrol vehicles. A donor will receive an adoption certi cate, a photo of the nest, and a complete activity report at the end of the nesting season. To adopt a nest, call 850-229-6735. This summer St. Vincent Island has served as an outdoor laboratory for several interesting research projects. A doctoral student at Florida State University is studying several venomous reptiles on the island to determine if the snakes speci c dietary limitations (prey) drive an evolutionary response and changes to their venom composition. By comparing speci c island populations to mainland venomous snakes the study will help provide more information about the limits of genetic change given the geographic isolation on an island. This should help increase the understanding of local adaptation. A post-doctoral student from the University of Amherst (Mass.) is conducting a long term study of the Gulf Coast Box Turtle. This research is to establish a baseline for population numbers as well as to better understand the effects of habitat changes. Researchers from Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales are collecting seeds from the Lupinus Westianus (Gulf Coast Lupine). They hope to increase knowledge about the species and to secure the species into the national collection for preservation. John Murphy from the Florida Ornithological Society is conducting visual and audio surveys to catalog the bird species present on the island. He will also be conducting speci c breeding surveys to identify any species missed in the initial visit. This long-term study will be completed and published in 2017 as part of the Breeding Bird Atlas for the state of Florida. For those of you waiting for hunting season, here is the Hunt Schedule for this winter (2014-15 ) on St. Vincent Island. Archery Hunt is Nov. 20-22 (Thursday to Saturday); Sambar Deer Hunt is Dec. 4-6 (Thursday to Saturday): and Primitive Weapons Hunt is Jan. 22-24, 2015 (Thursday to Saturday). Permits are available on a rst-come, rst served basis for the Archery and Primitive Weapons Hunts. BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND


Digital Account Ex ecutiv e The Ne ws Herald is seeking a Digital Account Ex ecutiv e. To ap pl y, send rsum to The quali ed candidate will need experience in: Quali cations needed: Duties will include: CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS Thursday, August 7, 2014 A Page 11 Section Youth soccer kicks off 2014 season Special to the Times Attention young people, ages 4-13. Its time for soccer season. Registration begins today and runs through Aug. 30. Cost per child is $60, and parents must provide birth certi cate to verify age. Also needed are coaches, volunteers, referees and sponsors. Team sponsorships are $300. All Centennial Bank branches will give out and accept volunteer, sponsorship and registration forms with payment and copy of birth certi cates during the month in August. Please seal in an envelope with FCYS on outside of envelope when turning in to the bank. Forms also will be available Thursday, Aug. 14 at all Franklin County schools during school registration. Other registration will be at DW Wilson Sports Complex in Apalachicola and Vrooman Park in Eastpoint and IGA in Carrabelle: Thursday, Aug. 7 from 5:30 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at all Franklin County Schools Thursday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the nal deadline for all registration forms, payment and birth certi cates. For more information, call Betty Sasnett 653-7598 or Scotty Lolley 899-0627. If no answer, leave a message and we will return your call. Cheerleaders, band get in summer workouts By Elinor Mount-Simmons Special to the Times The 2014-15 school year takes ight for pre K-12th grade students Monday morning, Aug. 18, and the faculty and staff of Franklin County School will have doors and hearts open ready to receive the anxious ock of students who will make the Seahawk campus their extended home for another wonderfully-anticipated school year. As with the beginning of most new things, school years included, many changes will be in effect for the upcoming year and we all look forward to the excitement, expecting great things occurring for the Seahawks. The FCS faculty will of cially return Monday, Aug. 11 and begin preparing for their 2014-15 students. I say of cially because many teachers have been at work many days prior getting their classrooms ready, creating class guides, reviewing new Florida Standards, creating course syllabuses, collaborating with their colleagues, and a myriad of other new-school-year-preparation activities. Several teachers have also attended professional development activities throughout the summer. Such trainings give us the opportunity to learn new educational practices, expand our educational knowledge and enhance our ability to deliver the best possible education to our pupils. Although most staff members-aides, para-professionals, lunchroom workers-return on August 11 as well, many of those school employees never left for a summer break. A few of the of ce staff, as well as the entire janitorial staff work all year long. These 12-month workers may take a week or two vacation during the summer, but for the most part they are on campus each work day working incredibly hard to clean the many rooms, strip and wax oors, move furniture and much more, so that when the rest of us return in the next couple weeks, we have a clean and pleasant environment to teach and work in, and when the students return the following week, they will have a clean and pleasant environment to learn and play in. Join me in giving a huge Thank you to the custodial staff at FCS. They are truly the best in any school and we are proud to call them members of the Seahawk Family. A slew of dedicated Seahawk students spent a lot of time on campus this summer as well, attending camps where theyre learning all-things-new for the upcoming school year. There have been Cheerleading Camps and Band Camps, which involved many enthusiastic students giving up their summer hiatus to participate in these fun, yet tough, learning experiences. The Cheerleading Camp was July 28-30 with Premiere Cheer Camps from Murray, Kentucky in charge. Two coaches from this organization spent three full days with our varsity and junior varsity squads teaching the group dances, stunts, jumps, as well as learning new cheers and sideline materials. A total of 27 Seahawk girls from the two groups were involved in the camp and all enjoyed themselves, according to Varsity Cheer Coach Lynn Clark. Special Awards given at the camps conclusion include: Best All-AroundBeyla Walker (JV), Georjie Myers (V); Best Jumper Peyton Millender (JV), Chelsea Register (V), Most Spirited Brooke Martina (JV), Myranda McLeod (V). Varsity Captain Kelsey Shuler and the rest of the squad are planning exciting pep rallies and looking forward to a great year, Clark said. Karl Lester, FCS band director, who has spent a majority of his 25 years with high school bands right here in Franklin County, is in the midst of band camp this week. Each afternoon and into the night, from 3:30 to 9 p.m., 19 members of the Marching Seahawks have been learning new music and learning the high steps of marching strategy. This years football halftime shows theme is Music from the 70s and Lester and his band will be performing at all home games. The band is having a great time in camp and were all looking forward to performing at the football games for the fans, he said. The community is encouraged to come out to the football games this year and see not only the student-athletes on the eld battling it out, but also see and hear our No. 1 pep squad, our varsity cheerleaders and our No. 1 band, the Marching Seahawks. We commend Clark and Lester for their dedication to their special area and working diligently with these students this summer. Open all summer long is the front of ce, so if parents need information about the school calendar, registration, classroom supply lists, sports schedules, etc.; its all there. Just stop by and pick up what you need and if its not readily available, a smiling Seahawk staff member will assist you. To kick off the school year, a Meet and Greet Social will be Thursday, August 14 in the FCS Cafeteria from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Parents, students and friends of education from our community are invited to come out and meet the Seahawk administration, faculty and staff and while socializing, enjoy refreshments prepared by the FCS cafeteria staff. This is only a social time, a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to meet everyone. Classroom assignments and/or schedules will not be distributed; however school registration packets will be available. The following day, Friday, Aug. 15, FCS has Open House, beginning early in the morning at 8 a.m. and ending up mid-afternoon at 2 p.m. This will be in the media center; however visits to classrooms can be made during the Open House so students will know where they need to go the rst day of school. Parents can also ll out their registration packets, if it hasnt been done yet, as well as drop off school supplies. The FCS Administration has changed this year and there are new Seahawks leading the ock. In the role of principal is Kris Bray, previously our assistant principal, and that position she vacated has been lled by Harolyn Walker, who had been the reading coach. Head Football Coach Aaron York will add to his duties dean of discipline, a position previously held by long-time Franklin County school employee Eddie Joseph III, who retired this past year after 30plus years of service to the Franklin County school system. There are several other positions with new faces too, and in future articles, Ill share more in-depth information about Bray and Walker, and other individuals and their roles. I will tell you that both our principal and assistant principal have been working extremely hard this summer, especially in the last few weeks, tirelessly doing what they had to do to get the Seahawk campus ready for the upcoming year. We are excited to begin the 2014-15 school year as the newly-appointed administrative team, Walker said. The overwhelming support from the faculty and staff of Franklin County School, as well as the community, will set the tone for a successful year. Again, I encourage parents, students and concerned community members to stop by the school next Thursday afternoon for the Meet and Greet and spend a moment or two chatting with Bray, Walker, York and other members of the Seahawk Family. I look forward to sharing Seahawk News with you this year and as soon as school starts and the dust settles, I will be assisted with this article by student reporters, adding more exciting news of the goings-on at the Seahawk Campus. Until next week, keep soaring. Elinor Mount-Simmons is the Franklin County Schools public information of cer. Varsity members of the Seahawks cheerleading camp with their Spirit of Excellence award. Below Junior varsity members of the Seahawks cheerleading camp with their Spirit of Excellence award. PHOTOS BY LYNN CLARK | Special to the Times Candidate forum Aug. 14 at Crooked River Grill We will have lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Sarge and our other faithful volunteers will have a good meal ready for us. Your donation of $5 will be collected at the desk right inside Lindsay Hall and the chowline forms at noon. Be watching for ya! On Thursday evening, Aug. 14 there will be a meet and greet the candidates at the Crooked River Grill at St. James Bay Gulf Club. All welcome. The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be nger food and a cash bar. The primary election is Aug. 26. You can enjoy a huge hamburger and chips every Friday night at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Your donation of $6 will be collected at the bar. Order your take-out at 697-9998. While you are waiting for your order, you can enjoy some bar bingo, pull tabs, a game of pool or shufeboard or just enjoy your favorite beverage with friends and neighbors. Pam or Kim will be happy to serve you. Sunday, pizza is the thing at the Legion. Orders taken from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza by the slice is a $1 donation; whole pizza is $8 and pizza on the run is $10. Everyone welcome both nights. On Saturday, Aug. 16, the place to be seen is the Lanark Village Boat Club. A good full breakfast and lots of friends and neighbors to visit with. You donation of $5 will be collected right inside the door. Everyone welcome. Later on Saturday evening, you can meet your friends and neighbors at the Birthday Bash. The party will get underway at 6 p.m. at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Have a great time. After church Sunday, Aug. 17, come on over to Chillas Hall and enjoy our monthly covered dish. The door will open at 12:30 p.m. and we will be served at 1 p.m. Just bring a dish to share, a donation and your empty stomach and enjoy the afternoon. All welcome. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and count your blessings. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh NEWS FROM LANARK


Crossword SOLUTION Crossword PUZZLE Staff Report This new page has been created to feature photographs submitted to the Times by our readers. This regular addition to The Times offers an opportunity for the photographers from throughout Franklin County, both residents and visitors alike, to highlight their best work capturing the beauty of the landscape, the excitement and energy of the people, and the adventure of the world around them. Please send photographs to Dadlerstein@ For more information, call 653-8894. Local A12 | The Times Thursday, August 7, 2014 LYNN SMITH | Special to The Times Fishing at sunset LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | Special to The Times A morning glory grows along the river LYNN SMITH | Special to The Times An Apalachicola sunset DOLOR E S QUIRK | Special toThe Times Charles Quirk helped with a Seatow operation for his familys boat. DOLOR E S QUIRK | Special to The Times An alligator in a pond on US 98 between Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, that had just caught something. LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | Special to The Times A blue-dasher dragony cools itself in the grass. G E NI M E RMOUD | Special to The Times Early morning on the bay in Port St. Joe


By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Results of the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count are in. Watchers reported 4,296 species on 144,109 checklists in 135 countries, up 24 coun tries from the 2013 count, which was the rst interna tional Backyard Bird Count ever. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon So ciety, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the rst on line citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since then, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each Feb ruary to create an annual snapshot of the distribu tion and abundance of birds. The 2014 count took place Feb. 14-17. Organizers of the event noted some marked trends in bird distribution. In 2013, a food shortage Tr ades & Ser vi ces Visa, Disco ve r, and Amer ican Expr ess Honor ed at Pa rtici pat ing Ace Stor es Bui lding Supplies &A uto Repair Carrab elle 697-3333 We Del iv er An ywhere Hardware and Paint Center 4510547 RO BER TS APPLIANCE REP AIR -A LL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shado wL ane Apalachic ola, FL 32320 Pho ne: (850) 653-8122 Cell :( 850) 653-7 654 Laban Bont rager ,D MD Monica Bontra ger ,D MD L ICENSED AND I NSURED 20 Y EAR S E XPERIENCE P. O. Bo x4 39 Car ra belle, FL 32322 697 -2783 or Mobile 566-2603 RC 00 66499 RG 00 65255 Kim Hawkins Davis CP A 78 11th Str eet, Apalachicola FL 32320 850-653-6875 Local The Times | A13 Thursday, August 7, 2014 County library offers new plastic cards Special to the Times Have you ever heard the expression, Everything old is new again? Franklin County Public Library has returned to the old fashioned library cards for our patrons. Many libraries offer key tag cards as a convenience, and many users prefer them. However, the staff has seen difculties for families who have several members; it is difcult to differentiate who a card belongs to be cause there is no signature panel on the key tag library cards. In previous years, a pa per card was issued to our patrons with identication numbers that indicated which library the patron would use. This card would have to be laminated to pro long its life. The library now is offering a hard plastic card, with the new library logo and the locations of both libraries on the front. The Carrabelle Branch li brary card has a white background card and the East point Branch has a black background. The front information includes www. fcpl.wilder which is the librarys web site. On the back of the card, there is a signature panel for juve nile, teen, and adult patrons to sign. Be low the barcode, the patron is re minded of their obligation and responsibility to the library when borrow ing materials. This reads as follows: I agree to be re sponsible for all items borrowed with this library card issued in the above name, including items borrowed by others, with or without my consent unless I have previously re ported the loss of my card. I promise to comply with the library rules and policies both present and future, and give prompt notice of change of address or loss of library card. Now that the new li brary cards have arrived, if you would like to swap your old library card for a new one, please feel free to do so. There will be no charge for a new card, and we will be happy to assist you with any of your library needs. If there are any questions re garding library programs or services, call the East point branch at 670-8151 or the Carrabelle branch at 697-2366. If you have any questions for the director or suggestions, she would be happy to receive emails from you at fcplabirch Summer reading was another big success By Caty Greene Special to the Times We have gotten in some great new titles. Alex Be renson, who writes spy thrillers, seems to be a big hit. And there are new titles from James Lee Burke, Jo Nesbo, Ace Atkins and Mary Kay Andrews on the way. We are lling out our Joe Buff collection along with some other military and espionage ction titles. Because of our space constrictions in our cur rent building, older titles are now being removed and placed on top of the book cases in anticipation of moving, we hope, into a larger space. Plans for the use of the grant for reno vation of a larger space still are focusing on the Chapman School building, but some alternative sites are being explored as well. The Summer Reading Program was again a great success this year. Jessi Ammons coordinated the pro gram for the younger readers, and the li brarian, with the help of Carrie Kienzle and Susan Clementson worked with the third to sixth grad ers. Thanks again goes to Faye Johnson for mak ing this happen each year. Come by the library and you can see some of the crafts and other activities generated. If your child attended Project Impacts summer program, and bought home a book from the library, please remember that we need them returned. The library does not charge late fees, so dont worry about nes, even for books out from 2013 or be fore. We just want the books back. There is a 24/7 book drop slot in the front of the library to the left of the front door. Young readers who want to continue to read from the librarys fabulous collection of Junior and Young Adult ction need only visit the library with a parent or other adult who will be responsible for their books, and we will add con tact information to their membership. Augusta West has be gun work on the librarys website! Yes, we are mov ing boldly into the modern world. It was just two years ago we began the auto mation of the collection, which now numbers about 12,000. A rare collection of titles from the library of Lee Willis Sr. will be cataloged and comprise a special Florida and Civil War reference collection, something the library will be very proud to have. For pre-teen and teen readers, the collections on long-term loan to the Franklin County School, will again be available with the beginning of the new school year. These include a lot of popular titles which have circulated well through the schools library. We thank the school for helping us with our space problems and getting books out to readers. The Heritage Dinner, an offshoot of Authors in Apalach, will be Friday, Sept. 26. The overall theme is Ethnic Apalachicola and will this year honor the Greek immigrants who migrated here princi pally for the sponge trade, but who have stayed and enriched the avor of the town. Greek dancing les sons are being offered at Trinity Church on Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m., so we can be ready to dance. We ex pect the event to take place at the Nichols Building on Commerce Street, being renovated by Mel Livings ton. Stay tuned for posters on this event. Caty Green is the librarian of the Apalachicola Municipal Library. You can reach her at 653-8436. @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene Bird count documents Snowy Owl invasionV I C T O RIA SOKO L OWSK I | Ladysmith, Wisconsin This photograph of bald eagles took rst place for behavior in 2013. LI ND A SC HA M BER G ER | Webster, New York This ock of bluebirds won rst for group photos in 2013.S. LA KSC H M I N ARAYA N A N | Tamil Nadu, India This shot of a paradise y catcher captured rst place for composition in 2013. See BIRD COUNT A14


Local A14 | The Times Thursday, August 7, 2014 A14 | The Times Thursday, August 7, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 95720T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 19-2012-CA000188 SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff vs. RICK J. KLEWEIN, THE RETREAT AT THREE RIVERS HOME-OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICK J. KLEWEIN, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 23, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 44, RETREAT AT THREE RIVERS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 514 WAHOO WAY, CARRABELLE, FL 32322; including the building, appurtenances and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Courthouse, at 33 Market St. in Apalachicola. Florida, on August 27, 2014 Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of June, 2014 Marcia. M. Johnson Clerk of the Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Lindsay M. Alvarez (813) 229-0900 x Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@ File 327628/110876 /RPH July 31, August 7, 2014 95778T PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Meeting on August 14, 2014 at the Destin Wine Bar, located at 4424 Commons Drive East, Suite E3, Destin, FL. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or m. August 7, 2014 99629T PUBLIC NOTICE Poloronis Construction, Inc. gives notice of completion of the East Apron Drainage system repairs and security improvements Apalachicola Regional Airport Franklin County, FL. Avcon Project :2013.158.04 FDOT Number 420717-1, 420717-2. All persona and firms should file all claims for payments to the below address: Poloronis Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 223 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Pub: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2014 95780T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of SGI Bookkeeping Service located at 304 Nedley St, in the County of Franklin, in the City of St. George Island, Florida 32328 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at St. George Island, Florida, this 29th day of July, 2014. Rose Walker August 7, 2014 99815T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DAVID T. ETHRIDGE, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.1183 Year of Issuance: 2008 Description of Property: Lot 1 Block 120 City of Apalachicola PARCEL NO: 01-09s08w-8330-0120-0010 Name in which assessed: Virginia Robertson All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the FIRST (2nd) Monday in the month of SEPTEMBER 2014, which is the 8th day of SEPTEMBER 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 22nd day of JULY 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 2014 99833T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-40-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF RUBY V. RADEBAUGH Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of RUBY V. RADEBAUGH deceased, whose date of death was May 24, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street Apalachicola, Florida 32329. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 7, 2014. Personal Representatives: Charlotte M. Pierce P.O. Box 462 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 Post Office Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tele (850) 227-1159 August 7, 14, 2014 99933T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2011-CA-000359 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.James R. Serrato a/k/a James Serrato and Kellie A. Estes a/k/a Kellie Estes; Franklin County, Florida; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Tenants in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, News BRIEFS From staff reports Lost hunting dogs in Carrabelle Two hunting dogs were lost in the Carrabelle Beach area Saturday, Aug. 2. Both are wearing collars. One is a male, brown and black, Walker hound, medium size. The other is a smaller, female brown and black Walker with white on her hind legs. A large nancial reward offered. Call Johnny at 850-567-5123. AME church survives another re On Monday afternoon the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church at 81 Avenue I in Apalachicola escaped serious damage after an air handler in a small room located in the rear of the church caught re lling the building with smoke. The church musician, Kenneth Turner had just entered the building about 8 p.m. to pick up some music when he noticed smoke coming from the rear of the church and dialed 911. Fireghters with the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department had just returned home from responding to a down power line west of town on Oyster Road when they received the call from dispatch and quickly responded. Once on scene remen broke a small window to the room where the re was located to extinguish the blaze. This marks the third re the building has suffered and survived, one in 1951 and the other in 1986. Both of these res caused extensive damage, but after each re\, the building was repaired and continued to be use by the congregation. The church is one of the oldest in the city, rst organized shortly after the end of the Civil War, where two lots on the corner of Avenue I and 6th Street were purchased by the congregation and a wooden church building was erected. In the early 1890s, the wooden church was replaced with another wooden sanctuary. In 1913, work began on building the current church and because of the need to raise funds construction stretched over nine years and was not completed until 1921.Stuff the Bus supply drive continues The annual drive to Stuff the Bus has started, and will continue until Saturday, Aug. 16. All three Centennial Bank locations in Eastpoint, Carrabelle and Apalachicola, and the Cadence Bank location in Apalachicola, have boxes for collection. Items needed for students include backpacks, pencils No. 2, cap erasers, pens blue and black, red pens, Expo markers, Highlighters, glue sticks, colored pencils, 24-count crayons, 3-ring one-inch binders (not exible, single color), tab dividers for 3-ring binders (5 per pack), folders with two pockets, multi-colored card stock, white and colored index cards, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, construction paper and scissors Items on teachers wish lists are white copy paper, Clorox wipes, Kleenex, white and colored index cards, yellow plastic pocket folders, electric pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, and colored and black ink for printers, in cartridge sizes HP950XL, HP951XL and HP564Free back to school haircuts Monday Dorothy Cooper at the Clipper Shop, 130 Avenue F in Apalachicola, will offer free haircuts for children grades K-12 returning to school. Free haircut day is Monday, Aug. 11. The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Haircuts are on a rst come, rst served basis. Donations needed for school clothes School T-shirts are on sale at the Franklin County School, 1250 U.S. Highway 98 in Eastpoint. The shirts cost $6 new. Unfortunately, spokesperson Connie Sawyer said many students do not have the money to purchase new shirts for fall. She asks that anybody having used shirts bring them to her. She is also seeking school supplies and childrens shoes of any size. Donations of money are also welcome. Anyone wanting more information can call 670-2800. Donations can be dropped off at the Franklin County School or at the Times ofce 129 Commerce Street in Apalachicola.Governor Stone receives award The Governor Stone, a National Historic Landmark built in 1877, continues to make history as she was awarded the Apple of Your Eye Award for Renovations by the Ambassadors of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. Katie Cherry, president of the Friends of the Governor Stone Inc. accepted the award at the Chamber First Friday Event on Friday, Aug. 1. An eight-month renovation project was completed in March with a grant from the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources, in-kind donations from Bay County Boatyard, Eastern Shipbuilding, and consultation from Kurt Voss and Bill Holland and more than 4000 volunteer hours by Friends of the Governor Stone members. The Governor Stone currently is in DIberville, Miss., at Bill Hollands Boatyard undergoing work on her stern post and stufng box. The Friends of the Governor Stone are accepting donations to help with this unplanned repair so they can continue their mission of preserving the vessel and continuing to share her history and beauty with the communities of the northern Gulf Coast. The Governor Stone is owned and supported by the Friends of the Governor Stone Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprot volunteer organization. Visit or their Facebook page Governor Stone. in Canada drove a super ight of nches south into the United States. This year, the Canadian birds found bet ter forage and more stayed within their normal range of distribution. Another northern species was seen in great numbers south of its normal habitat. Following a trend that has been observed for several years, snowy owls were seen in large numbers south of their normal range. More than 700 were counted in the U.S. in 20 states. In 2013, 46 percent of the snowy owls spotted were in Canada. This year, that percentage dropped to 32. Icy weather resulting from the polar vortex effect drove water birds inland when lakes froze across the northern U.S. Driven by climate change, Mexican species moved north, with Sinaloa wren reported during the Backyard Bird Count in the U.S. for only the second time with an individual spotted in Arizona. The Backyard Bird Count is now an international event and this year the top 10 countries, rated by check lists submitted, were the US with more than 124,000; Canada with more than 13,000; and India with more than 3,300; followed by Aus tralia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and Portugal all with fewer than 1,000 sheets submitted. Indian birders promoted the count heavily with social media and dra matically increased their submissions from last years 467 checklists. The most submissions from a single state or prov ince came from California with 9,452, followed by New York with 8,450. Florida was rated number ve with 6,273 submissions. Hawaii submit ted the least worksheets, 160. The commonest birds observed in this years count were the northern cardinal, which appeared on more than 61,000 checklists. Darkeyed juncos were noted by more than 58,000 watchers. Morning doves appeared on 50,000 lists. More than 45,000 lists included blue jays. Downy woodpeckers were observed by more than 42,000 followed by Ameri can goldnch, American crows, house nch, tufted titmouse and house sparrow, all with more than 30,000 observations. The most numerous birds observed this year were red-winged blackbird with 1.6 million observed; Snow goose with 1.2 million; Can ada goose with 1.1 million. European starlings topped the half million mark as did mallard ducks. Also in the top 10 list for most numer ous were ring-billed gulls, dark-eyed Juncos, American coots, American crows and American coldnches. This year, for the rst time a yellow-rumped warbler, native to North America, was observed at a feeder in central England. This is the rst New World warbler ever recorded for the GBBC from the Eastern Hemisphere. Next years count is scheduled for Feb. 13-16. To learn more about the Great backyard Bird count visit http://gbbc.birdcount. org/about/. BIRD COUNT from page A13


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 7, 2014 The Times | A15 Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-000359 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and James R. Serrato a/k/a James Serrato and Kellie A. Estes a/k/a Kellie Estes are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Marcia M. Johnson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE 2ND FLOOR LOBBY OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON 33 MARKET STREET, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., on August 21, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST 1983.60 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY OF RIDGE ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 1128.67 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 26 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST 380.99 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 114.51 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #1266), THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST 114.35 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #1266) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST 114.37 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN NORTH 26 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST 381.12 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED #7160) LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY OF BUCK STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 63 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 114.59 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED #7160), THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 381.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin County, Florida By: Michele Maxwell DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-227263 FC01 CHE August 7, 14, 2014 99957T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on October 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida (PARCEL 1 AND PARCEL 2 SHALL BE SOLD SEPARATELY): PARCEL 1: ALL LYING SOUTH OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 30 OF LOTS 9, 11, 12 AND 13 AND THAT PART OF LOT 10 LYING NORTHERLY OF WHAT WOULD BE AN EXTENSION OF THE LINE BETWEEN LOTS 4 AND 5 OF BLOCK 7, IF SAID LINE WERE EXTENDED IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION THROUGH SAID LOT NUMBER 10. BEING ALL OF SAID LOT 10 EXCEPT A PARCEL THEREOF CONVEYED TO E. S. WEFING BY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 1947, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK “OO”, PAGES 42 AND 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALL OF SAID LOTS BEING IN BLOCK 6 IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS NEEL’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OF SAID NEEL’S ADDITION RECORDED IN VOLUME “S”, PAGE 320, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future be part of the real estate described above, including any and all water wells, water ditches, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate and all riparian and water rights associated with the property, however established. Together with the following, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, whether now existing or hereafter arising: All furniture, fixtures, and equipment located at 240 U.S. Highway 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320. All accessions, attachments, accessories, replacements of and additions to any as to any of the collateral described herein, whether added now or later. All products and produce of any of the property described herein. All accounts, general intangibles, instruments, rents, monies, payments and all other rights, arising out of the property described herein, and sums due from a third party who has damaged or destroyed the property or from that party’s insurer. All records and data relating to any of the property described herein, whether in the form of a writing, photograph, microfilm, microfiche, or electronic media, together with all of Grantor’s right, title and interest in and to all computer software required to utilize, create, maintain, and process any such records or data on electronic media. AND PARCEL 2: ALL OF LOTS 6 AND 7 AND ALL OF LOT 8, EXCEPT A PARCEL THEREOF 50 FEET SQUARE AT THE SOUTH END OF SAID LOT 8, ALL IN BLOCK 7, ALL OF SAID LAND BEING IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS NEEL’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN AND STATE OF FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OF SAID NEEL’S ADDITION RECORDED AT PAGE 320 OF VOLUME “S” OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, ditches, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above. pursuant to the Stipulated Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARY LYNN RODGERS, individually and d/b/a Rancho Inn; and MARK RODGERS a/k/a MARK ALLEN RODGERS Defendants, and the docket number of which is: 2014-CA-000137. 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 30th day of July 2014. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk August 7, 14, 2014 99963T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2014-CP-000028 IN RE: ESTATE OF JEANETTA STAR HAWKINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JEANETTA STAR HAWKINS, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The Case Number is 2014-000028-CP. The estate is believed to be intestate. The date of the decedent’s death was March 28, 2014. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 7, 2014. Personal Representative: Olivia Dawn Simmons 1215 NE 4th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 Attorney for Personal Representative: Eric S. Haug FL Bar No. 850713 Eric S. Haug Law & Consulting, P.A. Post Office Box 12031 Tallahassee, FL 32317 (850) 583-1480 (850) 297-0300 Telefax August 7, 14, 2014 ADOPTION: Adoring Teacher (will stay home) & Attorney Love awaits 1st baby. 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(407) 275-7233 Text FL96336 to 56654 1131873FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOB ANNOUNCEMENTDepartment: Parks and Recreation Contact Person: Nikki Millender 1601 Ken Cope Ave. Carrabelle, FL 32322 Position Title: Grant-funded Sea Turtle Lighting SpecialistOPS Salary: $10.00-15.00 hour (based on experience) / 40 hour week Phone: (850) 653-8277JOB SUMMARYPerforms a variety of unskilled to semi-skilled work outdoors related to sea turtle lighting issues. is job will be housed within the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department and will work cl osely with the UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension oce to meet the goals of the grant-funded Franklin County Turtle Lighting ProjectŽ. Work is an OPS seasonal position and will begin as soon as the hiring process can be completed. Work will be during day and night hours. Primary duties will be outside of an oce environment and in the eld. Pay rate will be $10.0015.00 per hour based on experience.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES is position is part of a team of professionals tasked with addressing light pollution for the protection of local sea turtles in Franklin County. Job duties include conducting beach lighting surveys and updating database of potential lighting modication projects. e turtle lighting specialist helps businesses and homeowners to update and identify appropriate equipment xtures through provided grant funding sources. e specialist will also assist with public outreach through websites and media outlets, brochures, and other communication methods. Job duties also include other relevant tasks as assigned by supervisors which promote clean and safe beaches for sea turtles and the public.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires High School Diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid Florida Drivers License. Ability to operate a computer, word pro cessing soware and various equipment, including, but not limited to standard oce equipment and motorized vehicles. Requires understanding of safety procedures and social media, such as Facebook and similar social on-line internet based venues. Requires the ability to speak in public and to interact with the public in a professional, courteous manner. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT:All applicants shall be required to take, and pass, a background check and drug test. 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