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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, August 21, 2014 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com Email: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County commissioners Tuesday morning approved a $500 across-the-board bonus for all county employees for the upcoming scal year and sweetened the offer with individual pay raises for two directors and two employees. The board also offered raises for four other employees of the nance department, but Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said Tuesday afternoon she would decline those salary hikes. Early in the meeting, Mosquito Control Director DeWitt Polous got the ball rolling in his report when he asked about a $1,000 raise for employee Scott Tucker. Commissioner Pinki Jackel then spoke out in favor of granting a $500 bonus to each of the countys roughly 163 employees, at a cost of about $90,000. She also requested in her motion a $2,500 increase for Parks and Recreation Director Nikki Millender and a $1,000 pay hike for Virginia Messer, the road department secretary. Commissioner William Massey seconded the motion, which did not include Tucker because his pay increase might come out of mosquito controls existing budget forecast for next year, which the board reviewed at its workshop last month. Polous said the pay hike would not cost the county any additional money, because it could be taken out of a state grant that rose by $2,008 for next year and is expected to rise in future years as larger counties turn back surpluses for divvying up among smaller ones. Polous said Tucker, who By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys unemployment rate rose by half of 1 percent in July and is now worse than it was one year ago. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the countys jobless rate last month climbed to 6.0 percent, as 329 people, 30 more than in June, were in search of work. This rate of joblessness occurred as the workforce grew by 34 people, from 5,455 to 5,489. The current workforce has 107 fewer workers than one year ago, when it comprised 5,596 workers, and the jobless rate was lower at 5.6 percent. The July jobless picture tied the county with Jackson, Bay and Baker counties for 14th best among Floridas 67 counties. Franklin was worse for unemployment than Clay, Nassau, Seminole, Jefferson, Broward, Alachua, Sumter, Bradford, St. Johns, Wakulla, Okaloosa, Walton and Monroe County, the states best at 3.9 percent. Unemployment climbed last month in all three counties of the CareerSource Gulf Coast region, which also includes Bay and Gulf. The jobless rate in the Snyder bows out; school board rivals debate Big year ahead for schools By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com It promises to be one of Franklin County schools most momentous years ever, and it started out on a strong note Monday. Voters will decide in November whether they want to go to an appointed, rather than an elected, superintendent. There also will be a change in the school board member representing a huge portion of Apalachicola, as longtime board chairman Jimmy Gander has stepped down and will be replaced by newcomer Stacy Kirvin. Theres a new principal and assistant at Franklin County OKs employee pay raises See RAISES A15 DISTRICT 2 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com The Republican Partys Meet and Greet last week for candidates on the primary ballot in District 2 turned out to be half of what was expected, with twice as much excitement. The momentous evening Aug. 14 at the Crooked River Grill at St. James Bay Golf Resort opened with a bombshell announcement from William Snyder, who was vying for the Republican nomination to face off in November against incumbent county commissioner Cheryl Sanders. In a statement read by Peggy Kight on his behalf, Snyder, 55, of 2332 Enabob St., Lanark Village, said he was bowing out because of health issues. I have not reached this decision lightly, he wrote, before closing by stating he was throwing his support to Mark Nobles, 57, of 10-5 W. Pine St., Lanark Village, Snyders challenger for the Republican nomination. Nobles, who was absent because of his brother Toms need for immediate medical care, now will square off in November against Sanders, 58, of 4901 Jeff Sanders Road, Carrabelle, who does not face an opponent in next weeks Democratic primary. Sanders also was absent from the Meet and Greet, notifying moderator Liz Sisung 2014 See ELECTION A8 INSIDE Low turnout predicted for Tuesday primary, Page A9 County jobless rate takes bad bounce See JOBLESS A16 BACK TO SCHOOL Turning point SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Veteran Franklin County teacher Barbara Bloodworth sits with her kindergarten class on the rst day of school. PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times TOP RIGHT: Nicole McKee attends the Franklin County Schools open house with her three children, twins Hayden and Hailey McKee, both ABC School rst-graders, and Austin McKee, a Franklin County sophomore. BOTTOM RIGHT: Among 10 new teachers at FCHS, Keilan McWhorter teaches high school science. See SCHOOLS A15 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . A10 Faith . . . . . . A11 Outdoors . . . . . A12 Tide Chart . . . . A12 Sports . . . . . . A13 Classi eds . . . A16-A17 VOL. 129 ISSUE 17 Sweatt back at Wakulla A13 Jazz concert Saturday at Riverfront Park From 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, enjoy live cool jazz music from the Fish Camp Cut Ups at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art, on the docks of Riverfront Park. If you want to have a lot of fun, jump in the dancing! Caller Andy Kane will be leading the fun. Fresh seafood will send off the Wakulla Working Waterfronts photo exhibit now on display at the center. Library offers computer help, lm Carly Peary from Wilderness Coast Public Libraries will be available to help people with computer questions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Eastpoint branch of the county library Also, family cinema is back and running at the Carrabelle branch at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with great seats available and free refreshments to watch a newly released family movie. The Great Raid Aug. 30 at CGJ The lm The Great Raid will be shown at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum in Carrabelle. The lm focuses on American soldiers imprisoned by the Japanese in 1944, as the Allies were closing in on the Philippines. Throughout the lm, the viewpoint switches between the POWs at Cabanatuan, the Army Rangers, the Filipino resistance and the Japanese. Admission by donation and appreciated. This lm is part of a monthly series to educate visitors of the sacri ces made by our World War II generation. Free popcorn available.
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 ARRH M A T E Y Y ou n g & Old e P i r a t e C r u ise TM h a s S o met h i n g fo r E v e r yo ne C r u ise A w a y i n t o t he F a n t a s y W o r ld of F r ie nd ly S w a shbuck le rs & P i r a t es 2H ou r C r u ises D o l p h in S i g h t ing s Gr ea t M u sic Co ld B e e r F u n fo r a l l a g es 5325 N o r t h La g o o n D r iv e, P a n a m a C it y F lo r id a 32408 L o c a t e d a t L ig h t hou se M a r i n a N ex t t o B o a t y a r d R es t a u r a n t 850.234.7400 Y E T A M ARRH T H E G R E A T E S T S I G H TS E E I N G A DV E N T U R E ... E V E R $1.00 Off Adult T ick et Se a Dr ag on Pir a t e Cr uise Located at Lighthouse Marina on Grand Lagoon Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise discount. Present coupon before purchase. L o c a t e d a t L ig h t h o u s e M a r in a N ext t o B ud & A l le y's By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com An invasion is underway off our shores. Two species of lionsh (Pterois volitans, Pterois miles), native to the Asian and African waters, have been introduced to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast of the U.S. after being imported to North America as aquarium sh. Lionsh are beautiful, but they are also a growing problem, an in vasive species destroying native ecosystems and, because they are venomous, a threat to divers and shermen. It is now illegal to bring lionsh into Florida but the law banning them came late. Lionsh were rst reported off Floridas Atlantic Coast near Dania Beach in 1985. In the 2000s, the species began to be recorded off the Atlantic coasts of North Car olina, South Carolina and Georgia, while reports from Bermuda and Florida continued. In 2011, charter sherman and avid diver Grayson Shepard was the rst to spot one of these toxic butteries off Franklin County, a sh only three inches long. He said he was both excited to have nally seen one and disturbed by the knowledge they were here. It was a few months before he saw a second one, but they gradually grew common. Now, every dive spot we go to is covered with them, Shepard said. You have to be careful not to get stung. On Aug. 14, Tamaras Tapas Bar hosted a Sci-Caf presented by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) and FWCs Lionsh Action Control Team. Lead speakers were FWC lionsh expert Meaghan Faletti and Shepard. In her overview of lionsh biol ogy, Faletti described the sh as a tropical predator, although it has now been spotted as far north as Rhode Island. Lionsh mature at one year of age but live for up to 15 years. Females can lay 15,000 to 30,000 eggs every four days. Lar vae, which hatch 36 hours after fertilization, are strong swimmers and begin feeding four days after conception. Saltwater dwellers in their na tive habitat, lionsh can adapt to a variety of habitats and have been found in water with as little as ve parts per million of salt. They have been found in the Loxahatchee River in South Florida, and can be found at depths of up to 1,000 feet, and as little at 5 feet of water in the Florida Keys. Lionsh are reef dwellers and in their native range are found around coral reefs. In Florida wa ters, they have taken up residence in the 2,700 articial reefs deployed to encourage grouper, snapper and other commercially valuable sh. They have also been found in mangroves, seagrass beds and estuaries.THEY EA T ANYTHING THA T FITS IN THEIR MOUTH Lionsh are generalist carni vores, that eat anything that will t in their mouth. They will con sume prey half their length, and their stomach can triple in size to accommodate large meals. Larvae eat microorganisms. Adult sh feed on any sh or shrimp and spiny lobsters. Parrotsh are im portant to the coral reef ecosys tem because they remove algae; lionsh have reduced the number of parrotsh in Florida waters. To stay healthy, reef sh are de pendent on cleaners, small sh and shrimp that remove parasites from larger sh. Lionsh happily consume cleaners and are rarely troubled by parasites. Faletti said lionsh behave dif ferently than native predators. They are slow moving and use their owing ns to corner prey with slow, deliberate movements, then fan it into the mouth with those ns so they appear to vacu um it up. Because they are nonnative, prey sh do not recognize lionsh as a threat and native predators do not recognize them as food. Faletti said biologists have been unable to identify predators that feed on lionsh in their na tive range. She and Shepard said attempts are being made to train large predators in the Gulf and Atlantic to feed on lionsh. Faletti said the attempt is controversial because it is unclear whether large sh are being trained to feed on lionsh or on any sh that has been speared. Shepard said he believes sharks feed on lionsh. He said goliath grouper will not eat them, but other grouper species will eat injured ones. Snapper will eat them after they have been cut into pieces.H ANDLE WI T H CARE Another strategy for controlling lionsh is to encourage spear hunt ers and anglers to take them. The sh are delicious, but care must be taken when handling them be cause of their toxic spines. Faletti said a lionsh has 18 spines, 13 on its back and ve on its underside. The needlelike spines are covered with skin that slides back when the spine enters a tar get, revealing grooves containing poisonous tissue. Shepard said the he believes the rough surface on the head also contains some toxin. He said he has been stung by lionsh, and the sting is painful like a wasp sting, but, for him, the effects were short-lived. Fishing guide Tommy Robinson had a different experience. Several years ago, after he was stung while shing the Keys, he called a doctor friend who advised him to soak the sting in hot water. Because he was on a boat, no hot water was avail able so the sting went untreated until he reached shore. Robinson became ill and was own to Thomasville, Ga., where he received treatment. He became sicker than is normal because a piece of the spine remained in the sting until almost a week after he was injured. Robinson said he is now fully recovered. Those stung by lionsh should remove the spines, clean the wound and apply heat, not ice, until medi cal help can be reached. Most peo ple experience pain for less than 24 hours, but it is wise to seek medical help because reactions can vary. So far, nobody has died from a lionsh sting in the U.S. Following the discussion by Shepard, Faletti and Robinson at the Sci-Cafe, attendees were treat ed to lionsh supplied by Shepard and prepared by Tamaras Chef Danny Itzkovitz, who said he dredged the sh in seasoned our and pan-fried them whole. They were crisp and tasty with white meat similar to grouper. While attendees sampled the sh, Shepard demonstrated the safe way to clean them. He said the best way to hold a lionsh is by in serting a nger into the mouth. He used sharp shears to cut away the entire length of the spines. Remov ing the entire spine is important; they are poisonous for their entire length. After removing the spines, Shepard gutted the sh, and said the scales could be removed by squirting the sh with a strong stream of water. You can scale them with a garden hose, he said. Both FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife encourage catching lion sh of all sizes whenever possible. You do not need a saltwater shing license to harvest them in Florida, there is no bag limit or minimum size, and they can be harvested year-round. Destroying young lion sh before they reproduce is vital. Divers can also harvest lionsh using a rebreather. FWC and local entities across the state have begun staging lion sh roundups. A record was set last month in Jacksonville when 1,042 lionsh were taken in a single day. Everyone is encouraged to re port lionsh when they are sight ed. You can do so at myfwc.com. Smartphone users can download an app that allows them to report sightings of the sh. Liontamers wanted; must like to shPHO T OS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Grayson Shepard shows the audience a needle-sharp lionsh spine as Meaghan Faletti of the FWC Lionsh Action Control Team looks on. Chef Danny Itzkovitz cooked up this attractive lionsh entre, with spines still attached, which should never be tried at home.
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, August 21, 2014 Rubio staffers in Eastpoint today The ofce of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is in Eastpoint today to offer a variety of constituent services, assisting people with a range of issues, including problems with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Affairs, and more. On Thursday, Aug. 21, Rubio staffers will be at the Eastpoint branch library, 160 Hickory Dip, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Grandparents Day at FCHS Sept. 4 A program It Takes A Village will highlight Grandparents Day at Franklin County School on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Invited are all grandparents or custodial grandparents to a reception in the media center and a chance to visit their grandchildrens educational environment. The reception for grandparents of preK through fth grade students is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and for grandparents of sixth through 12th graders from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Seahawk Share Outs in classroom visits will be for pre-K through fth grade students from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and for grandparents of sixth through 12th graders from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Donations needed for school clothes School t-shirts are now on sale at the Franklin County School, 1250 US98 in Eastpoint. The shirts cost $6 new. School staffer Connie Sawyer said many students do not have money to purchase new shirts for fall. She asked 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. County construction contracts signed On Aug. 5, county commissioners voted unanimously to sign two contracts for improvements to infrastructure. H.G. Harders of Panama City will make improvements to the Abercrombie Boat Ramp as funded by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Boating Improvement Grant. Southern State Pavement of St. Augustine will make the Lake Morality Road improvements as funded by an Florida Department of Transportation grant. News BRIEFS Realtors, land trust host homeowner workshop Buying a home is made much easier when you work with the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corporation (FCCD & LTC) and the Realtor Association of Franklin and Gulf counties. On Saturday, the two organizations joined forces for a homeownership workshop at the Franklin County Library in Carrabelle to help lower income families achieve homeownership. In photo above, from left, Dr. Clinita Ford with the HUD approved NID-HCA Housing Counseling Agency, prospective homeowner John Johns (wearing hat) and Randall Webster, executive director of FCCD & LTC, review a prequalication form. Johns is from Eastpoint and a disabled veteran seeking safe decent housing for him and his son in Franklin County. Both the FCCD & LTC and the Realtor Association of Franklin & Gulf Counties plan to have these workshops on a periodic basis to help families achieve homeownership.
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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINI O N www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, August 21, 2014 A Section By ELINOR MOUNT-SI MM ON S Special to the Times Day One of 180 school days and Week One of 36 school weeks has come and gone, and with it, anxieties waylaid, fears dissipated, friendships renewed, new shoes broken in, new backpacks lled and learning initiated. Another school year has begun! More than 900 students wandered through the many halls and buildings of Franklin County Schools Monday in search of their classroom and were greeted by teachers, paraprofessionals and aides, all ready to work with them for the 2014-15 school year. Some students made stops in the front ofce area where they were assisted by an eager staff. Many came to the library to seek assistance from the media specialist or the high school guidance counselor who was stationed there to assist students with schedule corrections and/or changes. All-in-all, there was someone all around campus to help make Day One as smooth as possible, so hats off to the Seahawk faculty and staff! Franklin County High School Principal Kris Bray and Assistant Principal Harolyn Walker experienced their very rst First Day of School in their new leadership roles. Both could be seen all over campus helping in a multitude of ways, from delivering breakfast to high schoolers to steering a parent and/or child in the right direction to make sure the lunch serving ows. Despite a few unforeseen problems that were out-of-their-control, both administrators were delighted as to how things owed. There were a few hiccups, but were working them out, Walker said. Pre-K students were seen in their element enjoying their very rst First Day as Seahawks; whereas students from the Class of 2015 were experiencing melancholy feelings, realizing this was their last First Day. Seniors Kelsey Jones, Samantha Marxsen and Aaliyah West were spotted enjoying one of their Senior Class privileges of eating outside on one of the senior picnic tables. Jones said he was counting down til Im outie! Marxsen commented she is glad its almost over, and West, who had just emerged from the lunchroom, where middle school and high school were lunching together at the same time, added that I didnt know it would be this scary in there. Social studies teacher Jaime Duhart said she told her students their supply list included paper, pens, pencils and a positive attitude. This year Duhart, who has taught at Franklin County School for seven years, is assigned American history, government and economics. Veteran teacher Mike Todd, in his 17th year with Franklin County schools, will be teaching geometry and college readiness math and having taught middle school subjects last year, says of the new area, Its going to be fun and a new challenge. New to Franklin County, coming here from Sneads Middle School is Bruce Hubbs. Having taught middle school for the past 34 years, he wanted the challenge of high school and at the encouraging of a couple Seahawk coaches, he has made high school ESE his new assignment. Returning middle school math teacher Roy Carroll said he is grateful to be returning to the outstanding students of Franklin County and with his comments, a positive spin has been placed on the school year and we look forward to a great time for all Seahawks. Dont forget parents, the school day begins earlier this year with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. for all students with instructional time beginning at 8 a.m. The day ends the same as last year, 2:10 p.m. Until next week, keep soaring. A longtime classroom teacher in the Franklin County Schools, Elinor Mount-Simmons was a regular columnist for The Times for many years. It is said that that Friends are angels who help lift us up when our wings have forgotten how to y. This has been a challenging year for favorite husband Toms health, and a frightening time for me as I feared that our 52-year marriage might end too soon. The avascular necrosis which caused deterioration, death and attening of Toms normally rounded hip joint resulted in terrible pain and lack of function for more than six months last fall. The hip was surgically repaired in January, but the skilled doctor warned us before the surgery that This is tricky business for your Tom. It took more than eight weeks before we could travel return to Florida to spend what was left of the winter with family and friends. But after our arrival there, Tom became frighteningly short of breath. Doctors discovered damage from an unrecognized heart attack and he underwent major heart bypass repair in May. This surgeon also warned us in the very same words that, due to Toms other serious and complicating diseases, This is tricky business. But knowing hands were once again successful, and Toms newest health crisis was repaired. Loving and very special neighbor friends waited with me as that heart operation progressed, and joined me when the doctor came with good news of the outcome. A wonderful and caring local pastor, not even of my own faith denomination, came to the hospital and sat with us for much of that afternoon, and offered his prayers for us before he left to complete his own family errands. Another local church ofcial kept in close touch on our healing behalf, and two longtimea devoted church ladies kept the lines to heaven open and busy for months. Other dear and caring friends offered a hand, a shoulder, or whatever else we needed, whenever we needed it. So many were there at the end of my phone line, ready should they be called if needed or wanted. It became overwhelming to keep count so that each and every one could be offered the proper thanks they well deserved. Even a special childhood friend of our sons (who now lives many miles from us with his own young family but for many of his teen years lived at our home) offered help and support in numerous, practical, wellconsidered adult ways. Many of you included us on your church prayer lines and prayer chains. Others put us and remembered our doctors too in your personal prayer solicitations and appeals. The powers of your devotions, your unfailing belief in the healing efcacy of prayer and your graciousness in sharing that strong faith with us truly helped to lead and support us into todays recovery efforts. I will never forget that support, compassion and concern from all of you. As husband Tom comments while trying to recover some of his strength through a cardiac rehab program, even as he attempts to deal with the loss of his sight due to rapidly advancing macular degeneration, I knew I would get old and die; I just didnt know I had to wear out rst. Wearing out is very difcult for any patient, and most sad to watch while it happens to one you love. Of course, our family is certainly not alone in lifes struggles. Sadly, many others of you have had serious illnesses and traumas this last year. Some of you are older than we, some younger. Some have lost parents, spouses, siblings, cherished members of their personal circles, and even beloved pets. Others are trying to deal with debilitating pain, disability and diagnoses from life-changing and life-threatening diseases. A friend of many years was found to have a so-called orphan disease, which was not correctly identied until her visit to the famous Mayo clinic. There is no cure, and her prognosis seems hopeless. But I have learned that sometimes things can happen at just the right time in my life. I recently received this following internet message. No author was credited, but after I edited and adapted it, I wanted to share it with you on behalf of our grateful family. At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents. We know they will always travel on our side. However, at some station, our parents will step down from the train, leaving us alone on this journey. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and some will be signicant to us; i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the loves of our life. When those passengers must step down, they will leave a permanent vacuum. Others will depart unnoticed, and we dont even realize they have vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes and farewells. We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down to leave our seat empty behind us. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. We should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel beyond our stop on the train of life. As an old Irish blessing prays; May God grant you alwaysa sheltering angel so nothing can harm you. You are truly the angels whose love and friendship lifted us up and helped to keep our wings ying. Thank you to the many, many angels on our train who demonstrated your caring, your concern, your heartfelt friendship and love toward us which you offered and gave us so freely again this last year. Bless your hearts, as you helped to bless Toms and mine. Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to The Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. MEL KELLY Thoughts for the Times Somehow I think them experts aint so expert. Sonny Steele, from the lm The E lectric Horseman The Electric Horseman is a silly little dramatic comedy from 1979, starring Robert Redford and featuring Willie Nelson in his rst major acting role. Sonny Steele, played by Redford, is a former ve-time world champion rodeo cowboy who now hawks Ranch Breakfast cereal. The corporation which owns Ranch Breakfast and employs Sonny Steele, also owns Rising Star, a multimillion dollar stallion. But the corporate horse handlers are shooting Rising Star full of steroids and barbiturates so the animal can be paraded on stage in Las Vegas at the corporations press revue. Steele, realizing that Rising Star is injured and drugged, rides the horse out of the casino hotel, down the strip in Vegas, and out into the mountains of Nevada. His goal? To restore the horses health and release Rising Star into a canyon with other wild horses. Prior to Steeles horse thievery, he argues with the corporation president about the treatment of the animal. The executive assures Steele that the horse is under expert care. Steele replies, Somehow I think them experts aint so expert. Many investors and advisors feel the same way about opinions offered by mutual fund experts. Mutual funds are essentially a packaged group of individual securities. One advantage of mutual funds is the investor is less susceptible to signicant loss, since the fund is diversied. A valid criticism of mutual funds is the inherent layers of shareholder fees. For example, many mutual funds charge 12b-1 fees, which are expenses related to the distribution and marketing of the fund. Broker commissions and advertising, for example, would be paid by 12b-1 fees. In addition to 12b-1 fees, there are management fees, administrative fees and operating costs to be paid by shareholders. An alternative to consider might be to choose individual securities and essentially build your own mutual fund. Many investors and advisors choose this route. At one trading custodian, its $8.95 to buy a stock, and $8.95 to sell it, and those are the only costs associated with owning it. Thats a lot less expensive than buying a Class A, front-loaded mutual fund. So how can an investor know enough about individual stocks to serve as his/her own stock picker? You work at it. You rise early each morning and study the activity of the overseas markets. You read incessantly about economic trends and global market interactions. You learn which equities have historically risen in value and have periodically increased their payouts to shareholders over time. You analyze a companys underlying fundamentals. Its much more difcult and complicated than simply buying a bunch of mutual funds, but the long-term payoff may be worth it. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-608-6121~www. arborwealth.net), a FeeOnly and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specic strategy or investment will be suitable or protable for an investor. MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook Send your letters to: LE TT ER S T O TH E E DIT OR P. O Box 820 Apalachicola, F L 32329 Email: dadlerstein@star .com T elephone 850-653-8894 Fax: 850-653-8893 Comments from readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. All letters and columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The Times reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S H A RE YOUR O PINI O N S Stock picks, mutual funds and The Electric Horseman Friends are angels whose love uplifts SPEC I AL T O T H E T IM E S Seniors, clockwise from left, Aaliyah West, Kelsey Jones and Samantha Marxsen Their very rst First Day of School Page 4
The Times | A5 Thursday, August 21, 2014 In the Aug. 25, 1934, issue of The Times, the rst Gorrie Bridge was nearing completion and the city Dads were discussing how best to promote Franklin County as a tourist destination. In the third item, the equivalent cost of construction in 2014 is given in parenthesis. A representative group of city and county ofcials and businessmen gathered here Wednesday morning at 11 oclock at a meeting conducted by Mayor J.H. Cook to consider Apalachicolas participation in the statewide Popularity Contest, which is being sponsored by the Florida Worlds Fair Commission. The meeting was held at the Business Mens Club. G. L. Burgess and Edwin S. Dew, representatives of the Florida Worlds Fair Commission, met with the group and explained the benets obtainable through participation in the contest. Mr. Burgess who is also State Director of the Interstate Tourist Club and who is at present associated with Jack Vernon Thompson, regional headquarters director of the State Chamber of Commerce, told briey the purposes of the promotion which would result in more dollars and cents for this particular section through increased tourist trade brought about by advertising at the Chicago exposition. Explaining that the commission is at this time sponsoring popularity contest to nd a popular young lady to send to Chicago, in September, to be crowned Queen of Florida at the Florida Worlds Fair exhibit. Mr. Burgess cited the advertising value to be derived by those cities and counties placing entrants in the contest because of the publicity which will be carried by all the important news agencies and the Columbia and National Broadcasting Companies. The one selected to represent the state in Chicago will receive honors and attention at the fair. The coronation will be colorful and beautiful. Her name and photograph will appear in all papers throughout the nation. The proposition was endorsed by those present and two committees were appointed by Mayor Cook for the purpose of making funds available to withstand the cost of page advertisements in the Fourth Districts booklet, which will be handed out to visitors at the fair in Chicago. S. F. Teague, member of the Worlds Fair Commission, H. L. Flowers and George S. Hines were named on a committee to confer with the county commissioners on the idea in view of drawing on the countys advertising fund to pay for the ad in the booklet. The other committee, comprised of Harry Sawyer, Raymond Anderson and J.P. Coombs, will literally raise sufcient funds, through personal subscriptions, to offset the cost of a similar advertisement of Apalachicola. The pamphlet will be attractively made up. The allurements to be found there will be listed on one page, while illustrated pictures will add to its advertising value on the opposite page. It was decided at the meeting that preparations should be set afoot at once. Miss Ruth Shephard has been put in charge of entrants in the Apalachicola contest, which will be held September 7. The nal contest will be held later in Jacksonville. Almost 15 girls have been nominated as candidates for the contest in Tallahassee. They will represent various clubs and business houses in the city. They are Zulieme Russell, Mabel Teague, Margaret Harrison, Julia Grace Harrison, Ruth Shephard, Roby Anderson, Norma Anderson, Mary Carol Rice, Lucile Ham, Janet Cook, Vivian Marshall, Marjorie Weems, Dorothy Fraser and Dorothy Williams Rigell. Sadly, no photos of these dazzlers survive unless you have one. If you do, please contact The Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at lswoboda@star. com. EXCERPT FROM WORLDS F AIR GUIDE DESCRIBING FLORIDA EXHIBIT A Spanish court is here, its blue sky crossed by a ight of white ibis. Dioramas of scenic spots, 15th century cannon, mission bells, treasure chests and barnacle incrusted anchor from St. Augustine lead to a display of strange fruits. Papaya, like cantaloupe except that papayas grow on trees; Chinese star fruit, with shiny pink shells like shrimp; mangoes; white seporte, like crab apples; avocadoes and long green and white striped Chinese squash. In a garden adjoining the indoor exhibit are dozens of different kinds of palms; lilies oat on a lily pool; orchids grow on old trees and stumps just as they do in the Everglades. A pair of tame pink ibis are allowed the run of the garden. With the better known citrus fruits: grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes, is seen the calamondin, which is about the size of a lime, has a skin like a tangerine and is more acid than a lemon. CITIZENS GET CLOSE-UP OF BRIDGE WORK A group of prominent Apalachicola citizens were given a close-up of the actual construction of the gigantic Gorrie Bridge project Tuesday when State Project engineer E. S. Fraser and R. Don McLeod headed a tour on the bay for the purpose of inspecting work on the span. Members of the party were Mayor J. H. Cook, T. E. Austin, J. H. Hodges, H. K. Johnston, J. A. Shuler, Fred Sawyer, Harry Sawyer, Dwight Marshall and S. E. Teague. The party, which left Apalachicola aboard the boat being used by the state crew during the period of construction, watched the crews of their construction companies as they went about their work of weaving steel, concrete, wood and sand into the mammoth bridge for which the citizens of this city have been waiting hopefully over the last nine years. A thorough explanation of the specications of each project was given to members of the party by project engineer Fraser, who also told them the amounts of materials that will be utilized in building the bridge and the separate bids of each construction company. Each member of the inspection party came back with a host of information and a much more concrete idea of the tangible aspects of the bridge. They found that Duval Engineering and Construction Company of Jacksonville, which is working under contract A that of throwing up the hydraulic ll, will pump 852,000 cubic yards of sand out of the bay. The Florida companys bid for the project was $222,550 ($3.9 million). The Hardaway Construction Company of Columbus, Ga. Whose bid amounted to $137,336 ($2.4 million), on contract B the construction of nine concrete piers for the navigation opening at the mouth of the river-will utilize 3050 cubic yards of concrete according to information released by the project engineer. The Doulhut-Ewing Company of New Orleans will use 301,100 linear feet of structural timber, 97,310 linear feet of untreated piling, 118,140 feet of treated piling and 31,312 feet of concrete handrail on project D the bid on which was $681,748 ($11.96 million). Other materials to be used on the bridge include1,844,000 pounds of steel in bulkheads, 10992 cubic yards of concrete in trestle slabs, 1,627,900 pounds of reinforcing steel in the piers, 4,280,570 pounds of structural steel in treated spans, 938,509 pounds of structural steel in the main crossing and 50,000 pounds of machinery and castings. Electrical equipment and the control house and its machinery must also be mentioned. Exact information concerning the work of the Penton-Mathis Construction Company of Florala, Ala., which is doing the work on project E at Eastpoint has not been made known. The Alabama companys bid was $14,000 ($245,614) on the grading work to be done at the eastern approach. The Nashville Bridge Company, whose work will consist of erecting steel for the horizontal opening, or contract C, will begin their project after the supporting piers are nished. This companys bid was $73,979 ($1.3 million). The aggregate bid on the bridge amounts to $1,119,645 ($19.6 million). Terry Kemp of the St. George Island Lighthouse Association is trying to prepare an exhibit about the current resting place of former lighthouse keepers. She has successfully located Saunders Nichols, Braddock and Arad Williams Jr. Still, missing are Walter Roberts Sr., believed to rest in Magnolia Cemetery; John W. Smith, who was keeper during 1834; Allen Smith 1834-35; John Garrison 1835; Willis Nichols 1841, Samuel Packer 1841-42; David Adkins 1842-46; William McKeon 184648; Francis Lee 1848-49; William Taylor 1849-50; William Austin 1850-51; James Reilly 1866-67; Joseph Lucroft 1867-68; James Albert Williams 1875-93; Edward G. Porter 1893-1913; John F. Reese 1913-17; David D. Silva 1917-1932; Thornton K. Cooper 1938-39; and Sullivan Richard White 1939-44. They are also seeking the location of assistant keepers James A Williams 1857-61; John Murphy 1866-67; Michael Scanlan 1867-68; James Chester Williams 1886-93; Francis M. Pope 1893; William J. Knickmeyer 1902-09, 1925; Ulysses M. Gunn 1917-23; Thornton K. Cooper 1932-38 and John W. Montgomery 1938-49. If you have information about any of these men, please contact The Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at firstname.lastname@example.org. F LORIDA ME MORY P ROJ E CT The Florida Tropical Home was part of Floridas exhibit at the 1934 Chicago Worlds Fair. The state had a fully-grown grove of citrus trees planted at the fair, along with an exhibit in the Hall of States Apalachicola girls vie for Queen of Florida F LORIDA ME MORY P ROJ E CT The Gorrie Bridge circa 1940 MOD E RNM E CHANIX COM Page from a promotional pamphlet for the 1934 Worlds Fair F LORIDA ME MORY P ROJ E CT Children Barnard, Josephine, Ethel, Eleanor and wife Jo holding Pearl with Edward G. Porter on porch of light keepers home Looking for lighthouse keepers LOIS S W OBODA | The Times The graves of lighthouse keepers Arad and Braddock Williams in Chestnut Cemetery
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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, August 21, 2014 We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Wa ter Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your drinking water Our water source is ground water from six wells drawn from the Floridan Aquifer Because of the excellent quality of our water the only treatments required are chlorine for disinfection purposes and Aqua Gold, which is a polyphosphate compound injected as a sequestering agent that neutralizes scale and corrosion. In 2013 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Wa ter Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Wa ter Assessment and Protection Program website at www .dep.state..us/swapp. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility please contact Alligator Point Wa ter Resource District (APWRD), Sara Tu rner at (850) 349-2274. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held monthly on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m., at the APWRD Ofce, 1378 Alligator Drive. Alligator Point routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2013. Data obtained before January 1, 2013, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. In the table below you may nd unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we have provided the following denitions: Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Wa ter systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. Locational Running Annual Av erage (LRAA): the average of sample analytical results for samples taken at a particular monitoring location during the previous four calendar quarters. Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reect the benets of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Non-Applicable (N/A): Does not apply Non-Detect (ND): means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l): one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l): one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L): measure of the radioactivity in water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. APWRD is responsible for providing high quality drinking water but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by ushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Wa ter Hotline or at http://www .epa.gov/safewater/lead. The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sets drinking water standard for secondary contaminants and has determined that Chloride and To tal Dissolved Solids are aesthetic concerns at certain levels of exposure. Chloride and To tal Dissolved Solids were sampled in August 2012 and were found in higher levels than are allowed by the State (MCL violations). Chloride and To tal Dissolved Solids, as secondary drinking water contaminants, do not pose a health risk. We will continue to sample as required by rule. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EP A prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water including bottled water may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency s Safe Drinking Wa ter Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benet all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EP A/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Wa ter Hotline (800-426-4791). We work to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community our way of life and our children s future. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed. 20 13 An nu al Dr in ki ng Wa te r Qu al it y Re por t Al li ga to r Po in t Wa te r Re sou rc e Di st ri ct
Local A8 | The Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 that chronic knee problems prevented her attendance. Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott said Snyder sent a letter Friday notifying her of his decision. She said Snyders name will appear on the Aug. 26 primary ballot in District 2, but no matter how many votes he receives, Nobles will be the GOP nominee. We have to put up no tices in all the precincts, and early voting sites, and absentee ballots for the district, she said. But the vote cast in this race will not change anything. No bles has been nominated. Scant support for appointed superintendent With no county commis sion politicking, the threeway, nonpartisan school board race among three Carrabelle-area residents turned into the highlight of the night. Incumbent Da vid Hinton, 78, 112 Hinton St., and challengers Wil burn Ray Messer, 55, 166 Sanborn Road, and Pamela Marshall, 56, 1989 River Bend Plantation Road, each took full advantage of their chance to reach out to the 50 or so voters on hand. If one of the three earns a majority of the votes cast on Tuesday, they will be declared the winner. Oth erwise, the top two candi dates will square off in the Nov. 4 general election. With Marshall anked by the two men on either side of her, the three be gan with an introduction, as former Carrabelle city commissioner Cal Allen kept tally of their time. Messer talked about his family roots here and said he has worked for the De partment of Corrections for 17 years, rising to the rank of captain, where he oversees a large group of staffers under him. The biggest reason Im running is them ve grand children, he said. We have a D school. Yall have as big an investment as I do. If we keep failing, their education is going to lack. He said this is the third time he has run for school board. I have a reason for running, I dont see it get ting better, he said. It takes more than one person to change anything, and as far as trying to change it, it will take a leader. We can all lead a horse to water, but I can make him drink. In her intro, Marshall mentioned her husband, Mike, a Carrabelle busi nessman, and told of how she had retired from teaching here after more than three decades in the classroom. Im not a politician, but I feel like 32 years teaching qualies me to run for this position, she said. I will listen to concerns of par ents. You have entrusted me for 32 years with your greatest gift, your children, and now Im asking you to entrust me with their fu ture, their school. Hinton, who is retired from the Air Force as well as a second career teaching at Carrabelle High School, said his wifes surgery and subsequent radiation treat ments has prevented him from doing as much cam paigning as in previous elections. I havent been knock ing on your doors, he said, noting this was the fth time hed run for ofce, af ter deciding 14 years ago the school board needed an educator on it. Hinton cited two accom plishments in his opening statement: helping to draft the code of conduct and to implement a school-wide free lunch program. Discipline is always a concern of people in this community, he said. We revised the code of conduct to give a method of disci pline that would be some thing we would know would happen if a child did certain things. He said he pushed for the free lunch program, without costing taxpayers a dime and without taking money out of our operating budget. A lot of kids did not have money to pay for lunches, and theyd come to me often and ask for a loan so I could buy lunch, Hinton said. I want every kid to have a free lunch, (because there have been) a lot of kids who were eli gible for free lunches, but they would not apply for it. If everyone got a free lunch, theres no stigma. On the next question, whether they support ed the upcoming Nov. 4 countywide referendum to switch to an appointed, rather than elected, su perintendent, none of the three candidates gave it their complete backing. Thats up to the voters; thats up to yall, Messer said. Me, Im against it. I dont think you should ap point anything. Whos go ing to be over them, the ve board members? Youre defeating the purpose, and its taking a right away from us. Im dead set against it, but if voters vote it in, Ill do whatever you want. Marshall said she had reservations about the cur rent minimal standards for an elected superintendent. I believe we have the right to elect our leaders, in Florida, and thats re ally big, she said. My only problem is with electing a superintendent, you have to be a resident and 18 years old, and that scares me. I think if were going to elect our superintendent, then qualications have to be raised. If its appointed, well get people who will have to have a masters or PhD. You wont have nepotism, Marshall said. I really believe in electing the su perintendent. I believe in We the People. I think our standard for superinten dent needs to be up. Hinton said he spent three years in the military in Vietnam, ghting for American principles such as the right to vote. The vote is the most important privilege you have. I dont want to give up voting for anything, he said. He said the districts nancial situation denes its options. We dont have the money to hire a rstclass superintendent, he said. Its just like a foot ball coach in a small school like we have. 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Cal l me an yt im e at (8 50) 65 3~ 51 14 ank yo u, and God bl es s" With early voting going slowly so far, Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott is predicting a low turnout for Tuesdays primary election. If we have a 30 percent turnout for the whole election, Ill be pleased, she said, noting turnout in the primary four years ago was a lackluster 34.4 percent. She said early voting has been very slow, with only 117 casting ballots in Apalachicola and 98 in Carrabelle, as of Monday. Contrast this to 2010, when 529 early voting ballots were cast. Theyre not hardly returning absentees hardly, either, Elliott said. One change that may boost turnout is that Elliott is installing room air conditioners, at her of ces expense, in Precinct 4 at the American Legion Hall, 801 W. U.S. 98 in Apalachicola, which had its air conditioning unit stolen earlier this year. We have to have air out there, Elliott said. Were xing to go through horrible hot weather. Early voting for Tuesdays primary runs through this Saturday, Aug. 23. Election of ces in Apalachicola and Carrabelle are open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Other than the race in District 2 (see related story), the biggest contest is for District 4 county commissioner, with incumbent Joseph Smokey Parrish, 52, 108 Long Road, Apalachicola, facing a challenge from Royce S. Rolstad III, 31, 119 Hicks Lane, Apalachicola. The two are squaring off in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary, winner take all. Because there are no declared Republican candidates, the primary is a universal one, meaning voters from either party, without a party or af liated with a small party, are eligible to vote. Elliott said in four of the countys eight precincts, if an individual is not registered with either the Republican or Democratic parties, there will be nothing to vote on. Otherwise, there is something on every ballot in all eight precincts for Democrats or Republicans to vote on. There are no nonpartisan ballots (which encompass minor parties) in Precinct 1, at the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department, 24 Sixth St.; in Precinct 3, at the Florida National Guard Armory, 66 Fourth St., Apalachicola; and in Precinct 7, at the St. George Island Methodist Church, 201 E. Gulf Beach Drive, on the island. In half of Precinct 5, at the Senior Citizens Center, 201 Ave. F, Carrabelle, there are no nonpartisan ballots for those voters who are in District 5, which is represented by County Commissioner William Massey and School Board Member Pam Shiver. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN SMOKEY PARRISH ROYCE ROLSTAD who was not quali ed, Hinton said. I worked for two superintendents, and both of them have done OK work. They dont always do what you believe in, but theyre OK. Im not against it (appointing). If you vote for it, Ill support it. Discipline, vocational training discussed The candidates elded several written questions, and in doing so, each stressed the particular issues that are driving them. The goal should be to get better every year; everybody in the faculty should have a goal, to raise the grade every year, Messer said. We got people working in the school system, making big dollars, thats doing nothing. Im not talking about cutting jobs, Im talking about putting people to work who arent doing nothing. Were just spending way too much money on nothing. He was critical of the schools hosting an open house during working hours, rather than in the evening, and of school board members not taking an active part in the schools. It should be a requirement that school board members should be in that school. You cant be a leader if you dont know what youre leading, he said. Messer also urged outreach to parents, even when it seems fruitless. You just keep on and keep on until you win some more of them over, he said. Marshall said one of the biggest goals for the district should be to raise its grade and contrasted the traditional school, which received a D, and the ABC School, which has gotten an A. Theres a big difference between the charter school and the (traditional) school, she said. We take everybody; it doesnt matter what child it is. Our doors are open to everybody; we cant just pick and choose who we want to come to our school. She stressed the importance of increasing the morale of the districts teachers. Teachers are our students most valuable resources. They should be supported and listened to by the school board. They work really, really hard, and they just want to be appreciated a little bit, she said. Ill listen to parents if elected. I want to hear from people. I want to know what decisions need to be made and your thoughts. Marshall said shed like to see classes in art and music and drama at Franklin County High School. We basically dont have that in our schools anymore, she said. Some kids dont play musical instruments, and some kids love to sing. We also need more vocational classes. We dont have marine mechanics in Franklin County. All this water and all these boats and no marine mechanics classes? Hinton said his goal for the district is to be the best we can be. How do we do it? We have to continue to plan, and review and revise our plan every year. He said the problem with offering vocational training, beyond the current carpentry and culinary programs, is that the population is not large enough to support it, both in terms of available funding as well as the possibility of there being enough skilled jobs to absorb the students after they complete their certi cations. We have teachers for everything the state requires us to have but we cant go out and do extra things, Hinton said, noting that in 1980, he had coauthored a marine science curriculum for Franklin County that was taught for 10 years and led to Gulf Coast State College asked him to teach one of their classes. Hinton pointed to several examples of highly successful graduates of the school system. Our schools have the ability to produce students who want to learn, he said. We need to change the attitude of the parents in the community to push their children to learn. Hinton said the schools need to share publicly the accomplishments of their students, and he told of his personal effort to reward those students who never miss a day of school. He said he began a practice of offering $20 to any student who didnt miss a day of school during the year, and that this gradually expanded into offering $200 to a student who had a perfect attendance record throughout their school career. I believe in recognizing kids and the teacher and those who do well in public, so everyone knows the good things that happen in school, he said. All three candidates stressed the importance of rm and consistent disciplinary policies that do not favor one group over another. Each pointed to examples where disciplinary practices had fallen short, and each promised to uphold with fairness the districts code of conduct. ELECTION from page A8 Low turnout predicted for Tuesday primary Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
A10 | The Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 Pe t of th e We ek MAD GE is a 4 mon th old La b/ Hou nd cr os s. Sh e an d he r 2 si bl in gs ar e ve ry he al th y, ha pp y, soci al pu ps Th ey ar e ge nt le an d wi ll ma ke ide al pe ts fo r an y fa mi ly Th ey ar e goi ng to be la rg e do gs if th ei r fe et ar e an y in di ca ti on so wi ll ne ed ro om to ro mp Th ey ar e he re at th e ado pt io n ce nt er if yo u wo ul d lik e to me et th em in pe rs on Vo lu nt ee rs ar e de sp er at el y ne ed ed to so ci al iz e al l of ou r do gs an d ca ts We ar e al wa ys lo ok in g fo r pe ople wi ll in g to br in g one of ou r an im al s int o th ei r home to be fo st er ed fo r va ri ou s ne ed s. An yt im e yo u can sp ar e wo ul d be gre a tl y ap pr ec iat ed Ca ll Ka re n at 67 084 17 fo r mor e det ai ls or vi sit th e Fr an kl in Co un ty Hum an e Soc iet y at 24 4 St at e Road 65 in Ea st po int. Yo u ma y lo gon to th e we bsi te at www .f or go tt en pe ts or g to se e mo re of ou r ad op tab le pe ts .. SPECIAL TO T HE T IME S On Saturday evening, Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 installed their new ofcers. Pictured from left are Cmdr. Tim Kelleher, 1st Vice Cmdr. Dan Cox, 2nd Vice Cmdr. Brad Zahn, 3rd Vice Cmdr. Bob Ochala, Executive Member at Large Mary Britz, Finance Ofcer Dan Rosier, Chaplain Barbara Cook, Historian Mike Hansson, Executive Member at Large Tim Ryan, outgoing Sgt. at Arms Travis Earl and outgoing Cmdr. Tommy Larson. Behind them on the stage are District 2 Cmdr. Willie Jackson and District 2 Vice Cmdr. and Post 82 Adjutant Greg Kristofferson. Not pictured are Sgt. at Arms Gary Lee and Executive Member at Large Bobby Turner. District Cmdr. Jackson performed the installation ceremony, assisted by District Vice Cmdr. Kristofferson. Awards were presented to outgoing ofcers Cmdr. Tommy Larsen, 1st Vice Cmdr. Tim Ryan and Sgt. at Arms Travis Earl. Society By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com Eleven island ladies used their skills to support a friend this week. A group of women from St. George Island has regularly attended Tuesday Trivia Night at Tamaras Tapas Bar for almost a year. When trivia caller Dayle Flynt announced she was taking a break for medical reasons, these island divas decided to help, so when they learned a fundraiser was planned at Eddy Teachs Raw Bar, they put an item in the silent auction. Bunnie Ison suggested they auction off a handprepared gourmet meal. She said such contributions are commonly made to auctions in her native Knoxville, Tenn. The group decided to offer an Italian dinner for six, complete with wine. Ken Fessey of St. George Island was high bidder and, on Friday, he and his bride Kit were joined by Vicky and Jim Frost for dinner at Glynda Ratliffs bayside home. The table on a west-facing porch was elegantly appointed by Pat OConnell with fresh owers contributed by Mary Stutzman and Ratliff and arranged by Ratliff and tableware in shades of blue and white. There were candles everywhere. Linda Jones prepared shell table favors as a souvenir for the diners. The revelers arrived at 7 p.m. and began the evening with chilled Prosecco, a sparkling Italian white wine, and hors doeuvres prepared by Jo Ann Russell. There was an antipasto tray, a hand-prepared cheese ball and fresh asparagus wrapped in thick sheets of prosciutto. During the appetizer course, the party was serenaded by Shirley Richardson on hammer dulcimer. The divas and their guests mingled until the sun began to dip below the horizon. Then, the Fesseys and Frosts made their way to the table where Pat Gore served the salad course prepared by Linda Jones, an Italian creation featuring ham and mozzarella. The guests were served a second wine with the cold course. Connie Dehner, Glynda Ratliff and Cecilia Harris all contributed to the wines and cordials served during the meal. The salad was followed by wonderfully rich lasagna prepared by Ison served with a robust red wine. For dessert, the guests were offered Tiramisu from the kitchen of Adele Colston, and a dessert wine or a selection of cordials. OConnell, Dehner, Gore and Ratliff worked late to clear away the plates and wash the dishes. Ratliff said the group plans to auction off more meals in the future to benet worthwhile causes. Ison said the fundraiser at Eddy Teaches to benet Flynt netted more than $10,000. LEGION POST 82 INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS Island divas rally round Dayle PH OTO S BY LOI S S WOBO D A | The Times Orchestrating a delightful experience for four lucky guests Friday evening are, from left, Shirley Richardson, Linda Jones, Bunnie Ison, Pat OConnell, Glynda Ratliff, Pat Gore, Jo Ann Russell, Mary Stutzman and Connie Dehner. Not pictured are Adele Colston and Cecilia Harris. Vicky Frost compliments Shirley Richardson who performed on the hammer dulcimer during the hors doeuvres. Ken Fessey, far left, wife Kit, center left, Vicky Frost and husband Jim, far right, were pampered guests in the bayside home of Glynda Ratliff.
The Times | A11 Thursday, August 21, 2014 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. 101 NE F irst Street Carrabelle SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH Faith Marvin McIntosh, 72, of Carrabelle passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Becky McIntosh of Carrabelle. He was born in Douglasville, Ga., on Aug. 20, 1941. He was a Mason, Shriner, American Legion member and a sea captain. The family requests that in lieu of owers, contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308. The Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Chillas Hall, Lanark Village. He is also survived by daughter, Marla; sons Mike (Melanie) and Paul (Michelle); three grandchildren, Stephen Webb, Rebecca Webb and Jamie McIntosh; sisters Maurica McIntosh, Nina Turner (Charles) and Becky Branden (Bruce); and extended family Kevin, Kari and Zach Libby. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Martha McIntosh; and brother, Robert McIntosh. David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville assisted the family. Marvin McIntosh Francis Baily Coughlan of Apalachicola died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, after courageously battling cancer for over seven years. He was 56 years old. Frank was born April 25, 1958, in New York City and grew up in Larchmont, N.Y. After attending Fordham Prep, Frank graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1989, where he was awarded the Wine Medal for his graduating class. He spent many years opening and managing restaurants in NYC, Atlanta, New Mexico and most recently Apalachicola. A nature and animal lover, Frank enjoyed hiking and taking his dogs to the beach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila (Brendle); and his parents, Francis Pierce, Jr. and Joan (Baily) Coughlan. Frank is survived by his sister Ellen (Douglas) Neil of Fair eld, Conn.; sister Grace (John) Connell of Westport, Conn.; brother Paul (Elizabeth) Coughlan of Norwalk, Conn.; and Sheilas children and grandchildren. He was the proud uncle of Grace, Catherine and Hugh Connell. Donations may be made in Franks name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. Friends paid their respects at John J. Fox Funeral Home, Larchmont, N.Y., on Friday, Aug. 15. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, Aug. 16, at Sts. John and Paul Church in Larchmont. Interment was private. Frank Coughlan FRANK COUGHLAN Mr. Charles E. Charlie Register, Jr. passed from this life Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014, at home with his family. Born Feb. 9, 1924, in Lynn Haven, Mr. Register had been a resident of Hitchcock, Texas for 52 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bennington before becoming a boat captain for Houston Ship Pilots in 1961, retiring after 30 years. Charlie enjoyed visiting shut-ins from his church to encourage them and keep their spirits up, and was a welcome sight to many. He was always for the underdog, was an avid golfer and loved his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Zoah Ethel Register; brothers, Ernest and Lawrence Register; and sisters, Deanna Hayes and Louise Montgomery. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Pat Register; daughters, Charlene Haygood and husband, Scott, of Hitchcock, Texas, and Denise Longmire and husband, Richard, of Santa Fe, Texas; brothers, Winfred, Carlos and Monroe Register; sisters, Inez McCormick, Hazel Golden and Mazzie Ann Moore; grandchildren, Jennifer Gerald and husband, Matt, Patrick Longmire and wife, Ariel, and Kami Haygood; and great-grandchildren, Bryce Gerald, Abigail Gerald, Joseph Ryan, Seth Ryan and Abbigal Ryan. A private cremation was conducted under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home, Santa Fe, Texas. Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to Community Hospice of America, 2135 S. Eastgate Ave., Spring eld, MO 65809. Charlie Register Special to The Times After completing another successful year directing the First Pentecostal Holiness Churchs annual vacation Bible school earlier this month, Terry Tipton has stepped down after 15 years at the helm, to be replaced by Beth Terry. More than 200 young people from throughout the county and almost 60 volunteers took part in the weeklong summer program Aug. 4-8, which featured the theme Weird Animals: Where Jesus Love is One-of-a-Kind. In a public letter posted on Facebook, Tipton said he made the decision after careful thought and prayer. I have loved the position and I will miss working closely with all of the volunteers who helped me create so many incredible memories, backdrops and sets, he wrote. However, after spending many years as the boss, I also am excited to pass the baton on and begin a new chapter and pursue other opportunities that will challenge me and allow me to grow as a person. Tipton thanked the community for the years of donations and support, and thanked parents for allowing the church to minister to their children. I have seen many kids start our program when they were 3 or 4 years old, they came each year until they reached 12 years old, and then they became part of the volunteer crew, he said. It is a blessing to witness a child mature and blossom in the Kingdom of God. Fifth-grade teachers The Franklin County Education Foundation, the Franklin County Public Library, AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Bayside Burgers and Hog Wild BBQ have been so generous with our students at the beginning of this school year. We just wanted to send a public thank you to these organizations. You have lifted the spirits of the teachers as well as supported our students in their quest for success during a time when we all needed some community support. Thank you so much, Melanie Humble, Audrey Gay and Barbara Lee Fifth-grade teachers Franklin County School Obituaries In Loving MEMORY Card of THANKS Willie Weaver To a good soldier, Happy Birthday. I have fought a good ght, I have nished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing, 2 Timothy 4, v. 7-8. From Eula and family SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Chaseon Martina took part in First Pentecostal Holiness Churchs annual vacation Bible school, which featured the theme Weird Animals: Where Jesus Love is One-of-a-Kind. Tipton retires as VBS director Watch out for school buses Breakfast at the boat club last Saturday was alive with hungry folks, but we still had a place for you. Good food, good service and good friends. Hope you can join us next month on Saturday, Sept. 20. Went to Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 to be installed as chaplain for the Sons of the Legion. Very nice service. Of cers of each of the three branches were introduced and sworn in. Afterward, we had our monthly Birthday Bash. Thanks to all who prepared and brought food. On Fridays and Sundays, there will be no smoking in the Legion Post lounge until after 8 p.m. If you need to take a puff or two, youll have to go out to the screened-in porch. Thats where the ashtrays and the rest of us will be. Got to the covered dish at Chillas Hall in between downpours. We had a good crowd and lots of food. Hope youll plan to make the next one, Sunday, Sept. 21. Thanks, ladies, for the food and service. The memorial service for our good friend Marvin McIntosh will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Chillas Hall. Come join us as we celebrate Marvins life. The memorial service for our friend and neighbor Marie Denitez will be Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Christian Center on River Road in Carrabelle. Celebration of her life begins at 11 LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh a.m. With school starting, watch for the school buses, especially along Oak Street here in Lanark Village. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and smile. Jesus loves you. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. ONLINE View obituaries and send condolences at www.apalachtimes.com/faith/obituaries. THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star.com Thursday, August 21, 2014 OUTD OO RS www.apalachtimes.com Section A By TOM BAIRD Special to The Times At the time of this writing, female loggerhead sea turtles have laid over a 150 clutches of eggs on St. Joseph Peninsula and the State Park, and this doesnt include nests on Eglin Air Force Base beaches. Many of the nests have begun to hatch, and little hatchlings are making their way to the water. They run a gauntlet of natural predators, including ghost crabs and birds. Now they also have to negotiate around unlled sand pits, trash, beach furniture, cabanas, and vehicles left on the beach overnight. For those fortunate enough to make it to the water, their trials are not over. Besides marine predators, both adult and juvenile sea turtles continue to face many threats from humans. Degradation of nesting beaches and near shore habitats has decimated sea turtle populations, and new predators, such as coyotes and re ants, have reduced nesting success. What the public often doesnt see are the cruel losses to boat collisions and shing gear entanglements. These take a large toll annually. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy and based on estimates by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), each year more than 250,000 sea turtles are accidentally captured, injured or killed by U.S. shermen. This includes both commercial and recreational shermen. These are staggering losses for marine species that are threatened or endangered and whose continued existence is in peril. Marine turtles are some of the most remarkable creatures you may encounter out on the water. Whether on the water or on shore, we all need to do our part to ensure the survival of these magnicent creatures. Turtles often mistake oating bits of plastic debris as food and can choke or have fatal internal blockage from ingesting bits of trash. Do not discard trash overboard from your boat and be sure to properly remove all trash, especially wrappers and bits of plastic, from the beach or your boat. Anyone who has participated in beach clean-up events knows that people leave an amazing amount of trash on the beach. A lot of that is plastic, which takes years and years to break down. All those little pieces of candy wrapper are oating death sentences for turtles that mistakenly ingest them. Trash can also entangle turtles. Marine debris can include plastic bags, plastic pellets, balloons, and ghost shing gear, such as nets. These entanglements can lead to suffocation or drowning. Marine turtles spend either all or a signicant part of their lives in the open ocean. Juvenile loggerhead and green turtles, because of their size, are especially at risk from trash in the ocean. Discarded monolament shing line is a major threat to marine turtles. Monolament is nonbiodegradable and can remain intact and dangerous in the marine environment for over 600 years. One rescued turtle was recorded ingesting approximately 590 feet of monolament. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, more than 298 sea turtles were entangled in shing line in Florida from 2000 to 2006. Besides ingestion, turtles can become entangled in monolament leading to drowning if the line gets caught on the sea oor or in gear. Line wrapped around a ipper can lead to infection, loss of the ipper, or death. Proper disposal or recycling of monolament line can not only save a turtle, but also prevent costly engine repairs from entanglement on the propeller or shaft. What do you do if you encounter an injured or entangled sea turtle? According to the FWC, gently bring the turtle close to you, use a dip net or rmly hold its front ipper and shell to safely lift it out of the water. Do not lift the turtle above water by pulling the line; this will result in further injury. Avoid the turtles mouth and ipper claws. Cut the line using blunt scissors or a knife and remove any excess line that has become entangled around the turtle. Do not remove any shing hooks unless the turtle is lightly hooked and it can be taken out without further injury. If you are uncertain, do not remove hooks. Turtles with serious cuts, ingested, or deeply embedded hooks need veterinary care. Keep the turtle in the shade and DO NOT transport. Immediately call the 24hour FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). If the turtle is alive, please be prepared to stay with it until help arrives. Also be prepared to answer some simple questions: What is the exact location of the animal? Is the turtle alive or dead? What is the approximate size of the turtle? Is the turtle marked with spray paint? (This may indicate that the turtle has been previously documented.) What is the location of the closest access point to the turtle? As far as sea turtle entanglements, it just all boils down to being aware of your trash and not disposing of ropes, nets, lines, hooks and leaders, plastics or other refuse off your boat. For beach goers it means taking a little effort to clean up after your day at the beach. And if someone else has left trash, pick it up. These are all just simple things that require very little effort, and youll be teaching your kids good beach habits. All this can make a big difference to sea turtle survival. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. Retired from the Florida Department of Education, he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 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 is almost gone! 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Large schools of red fish have been spotted running parallel to the beaches from Cape San Blas to Indian Pass but are very picky about bait choice. Live pinfish, finger mullet or smaller croakers should get you in the action. Flounder are starting to show up under the George Tapper bridge and at Mexico Beach canal, but watch your tides and bring along some live bull minnows for best results. King Fish are still hanging around most near shore structure and over most artificial wrecks and in the shipping channels out of Mexico beach. Cigar minnow and duster lures work very well for trolling and flat line fishing. SPONSORED BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE | Special to The Times A live hawksbill entangled in rope in the Gulf of Mexico Discarded shing line, trash entangle turtles By TOM McLAUGHLIN 315-4435 | @TomMnwfdn email@example.com There is no shortage of Panhandle residents who claim to have seen the beautiful Florida panther or heard its haunting screams. Where the shortage lies is in the amount of physical evidence that the big cats still exist here. The last documented sightings in these parts probably came around the turn of the last century. Im sure historically there have been panthers there, but not in recent times, said South Florida-based Dar rell Land, the Panther Team Leader for the states Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission. Weve had no road kills, no trail camera photos and no plaster casts of tracks. The number of wild panthers liv ing anywhere in the state is fright eningly low, estimated by Land at somewhere between 100 and 180 adult cats. The big cats are found almost ex clusively on the southern tip of Flori da, south of the Caloosahatchee Riv er, which Land said runs west from Lake Okeechobee. While some young males have been known to brave the river and venture into central or in rare cases northeast Florida, the breeding popu lation remains south of the Caloosa hatchee because no females have been known to cross the river. Females are typically more home bodies anyway, and it may be that when they hit an obstacle like that riv er, which can be a pretty good swim, they just shrug their shoulders and say Im not moving, Land said. Land surmised that Interstate 4 running between Orlando and Tampa may pose another signicant barrier for even the bravest of male panthers, and that could be why there are no conrmed sightings, even of a stray cat, in Northwest Florida. But dont tell someone who thinks theyve seen a panther they havent seen a panther, or worse yet, that what they saw was probably some ones golden retriever. Wildlife management may not have ever seen the black panther but they obviously arent looking in the right places or looking hard enough, Jennifer Weeks Elmore commented on the Northwest Florida Daily News Facebook page. Twenty-one other readers joined Elmore in asserting that theyd seen, or heard, or heard of someone who had seen, a panther in this area. Brock McLean said he was hunt ing when he saw a panther jump over a palmetto. He claims he watched the big cat for about two minutes and was sure it wasnt a bobcat. Jessica Murphy said she used to see one around Mossy Head, but it disappeared about a year ago. Karo Kuykendall said the rst time she heard a panther scream out near Escambia Farms she thought some one was murdering a neighbor. Cool as it might be to actually have Florida panthers in the area, the ex perts, at Eglin Air Force Bases Jack son Guard and with FWC, say theres just no hard evidence to conrm what folks like to think they saw. To my knowledge we have not veried anything, said Stan Kirkland, an FWC spokesman in the agencys Panama City ofce. Next to Bigfoot, Id say the panther is the most widely spread myth we have. GARY WHYTE | Special to The Times The female black leopard often has noticeable markings. Panhandle persists in seeing Florida panthers Page 12
CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, August 21, 2014 A Section Special to The Times Registration for youth soccer is getting ready to close next week. Young people between the ages of 4 and 13 are welcome to take part. 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 August. Seal in an envelope with FCYS on outside of envelope when turning in to the bank. Remaining registration days at DW Wilson Sports Complex in Apalachicola; Vrooman Park in Eastpoint; and IGA in Carrabelle are 5:30-6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 21, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Aug. 30 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. Special to the Times The Tallahassee Big Bend Showdown last month featured several great teams, including two high school teams that won state championships last year in Alabama and Georgia. Along with the Franklin Five Star Hawks, the teams in the 17and-under division were Florida Blazin Heat, Tri-County All-Stars, Dothan (Ala.) Blaze, South Carolina Tarheels and Alabama Blue Grass. We started out this tournament not playing well on the defensive end of the oor, Coach Mike Sweatt said. Our defensive transition as a team was horrible, and our rotations were slow. This really showed our rst two games. The Hawks rst game was against the Tri-County All-Stars from Tifton, Ga., whose players last year won state at their local high school. Franklin County lost this game 60-54. We had to overcome a 17-point de cit but just needed more time at the end, Sweatt said. We were only down by this margin because our defensive transition and slow rotations in our defenses. Marshall Sweet and Tyler Farmer played very well on both sides of the oor in this game. In their second game, the Hawks faced the Dothan Blaze, which also won state last year in Alabama at their local high school, and fell 6850. This game we did not do well on the transition phase of the game as well, Sweatt said. We went on some runs, but they went on the last run. The Hawks picked up their performance in the elimination game against the Florida Blazin Heat, which features players spread out from throughout North Florida. Our defense was relentless, which is how our team plays basketball, Sweatt said. The Hawks won 46-41, after Austin Everheart hit late free throws to clinch the contest. Kelsey Jones, Nathan Jones and Sharod Senatus were the big difference makers on defense, Sweatt said, with their abilities to block shots and rebound a sight to see throughout this game. He said all the guards played aggressively on the defensive side of the ball, including Farmer and Sweet. The victory meant the Hawks were seated third to play in the bracket pool play. First off was a match-up against top-seeded Dothan Blaze, who had won an Alabama state title last year. Josue Barahona led the way offensively by hitting six three-pointers in this game. The penetration ability of Kelsey Jones and Senatus opened up the shooters on the outside, and Farmer, Sweet and KK Wilson all hit big shots from the perimeter as well. After trailing by as much as 15 in the rst half, the Hawks came back and led by two with just eight seconds left. Dothan hit a big trey to pull ahead by 1, and the Hawks went down court and called a timeout with three seconds left. Patrick Harvey ran the out-ofbounds play to perfection and after a good pick set by Kelsey Jones, Senatus hit the game-winning layup to give the Hawks a 57-56 semi nal game victory. In the championship, the Hawks faced the Tri-County All-Stars, Georgia state champions during the regular season. We had a horrible start and just couldnt seem to play offense or defense in the rst half, Sweatt said. We were down 40-17 at one point in this game, and then in second half, we just snapped into a different team. The Hawks came back thanks to a 37-18 run led by Senatus, Jones and some great shooting by Barahona, Farmer and Sweet. Ahead 58-54 with a minute left, the Georgia team hit their free throws, and the Hawks nailed a layup and a free throw, to end it with a nal score of 63-57. This tournament, we really grew and learned that we cant dig holes and try to climb out of them all the time, Sweatt said. We just werent consistent in attacking throughout this tournament offensively and defensively. We still placed second regardless and almost took out two state championship high school teams from the previous season. Players taking part in the tourney were Kelsey Jones, Tyler Howard, Tyler Farmer, KK Wilson, Nathan Jones, Josue Barahona, Sharod Senatus, Marshall Sweet, Patrick Harvey, and Austin Everheart. Coaches participating were Michael Sweatt, Jeremy Williams and Ricky Jones. We would like to thank our sponsors for all their contributions and donations throughout the spring and summer, Sweatt said. Waterstreet Potters, Fishermans Choice, Bluff Road Storage, Gunn Heating & A/C, Inc., Kings Plumbing, Inc., Erin Rodriguez Construction, Water Street Seafood, Piggly Wiggly, Willis Ace Hardware, Reds Family Store, TP Transport Inc., Chandas Laundry and Cleaning Inc., Danny Gilbert, Tamaras, Four Kids minus Four LLC and Beach Pros Realty/Jolly Rogers. A big thanks to the Franklin County commissioners as well for their contributions in the state tournament as well as nationals. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com On the eve of what looks to be a strong basketball season for the Franklin County Seahawks, coach Mike Sweatt has returned to his former coaching position at Wakulla County High School. Former Apalachicola Shark standout Mackenzie Williams, now a phys ed teacher at the ABC School, is being touted as his successor. Sweatt, who built the program steadily since arriving here three years ago, said he made the decision with mixed feelings to return to his high school alma mater, Class of 2001. The father of two young boys, Sweatt underwent a divorce this year and said being closer to his parents and his hometown, with a leaner teaching schedule, will afford him more time to spend with his young family. After coaching at Wakulla for three years, Sweatt left in 2011 to come to Franklin County and steadily grew the program at both the middle and high school levels, including expanding the summer hoops program (see related story). Its all about the offseason when youre building. You got to start from the base up, said Sweatt. Wakulla Principal Mike Barwick said Monday that he knew Sweatts work from his years at Wakulla, which began with the middle school program and led to three successful years as varsity coach. I was extremely impressed by Mike and his ability to run a program, said Barwick. Hes a local kid who grew up with the high school here and its good having him back. Hes a quality coach. Its fortunate for us, he said. Sweatts departure leaves a void at both the hoop coach position as well as at athletic director. Franklin County High School Principal Kris Bray said the district is in the process of advertising for these and other supplemental contracts, and expects to ll them by months end. Topping the list of Sweatts advice to the district is to hire Mackenzie Williams, the physical education teacher at the ABC School. A standout player on former Sharks coach Joe Hayes 2007 squad, as well as the Boys and Girls Clubs Big Bend Youth of the Year, Williams recently earned his bachelors degree, and teaches phys ed at ABC, as well as serving as a coaching assistant to Sweatts junior varsity team last year. The best thing to do for basketball is to get Mackenzie Williams, said Sweatt. I think hes respected. Hell be good. Bray said she has heard positive things about the young man. Mackenzie has de nitely shown his interest and the community has shown interest in Mackenzie being the new coach, she said. He has come and talked to me about his interest. ABC Principal Chimene Johnson said that similar to last year, the school would work with accommodating Williams coaching schedule at the high school if he is named head coach. Soccer registration wraps up Aug. 30 PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Mike Sweatt, above, will coach at Wakulla County High School this year. Mackenzie Williams, below, is being touted as his successor. Sweatt leaves; Williams touted as successor SEAHAWK BASKETBALL SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Hawks squad holds up their runner-up trophy in the Big Bend Showdown. Hawks ght for second in Tally Showdown FRANKLIN COUNTY SEAHAWKS 2013: 0-9 (0-3 District 4-1A) Head coach: Aaron York, second year Starters returning: 6/7 SCHEDULE Friday, Aug. 22: 7 p.m. @ Wewahitchka (Classic) Friday, Aug. 29: 6 p.m. @ Evangelical Christian Friday, Sept. 5: 7 p.m. vs. Sneads Friday, Sept. 12: 7 p.m. @ North Bay Haven Friday, Sept. 19: 6:30 p.m. @ Liberty County Friday, Sept. 26: 6 p.m. @ Aucilla Christian Friday, Oct. 3: 6:30 p.m. vs. Port St. Joe Friday, Oct. 10: OFF WEEK Friday, Oct. 17: 6:30 p.m. vs. West Gadsden Friday, Oct. 24: 7 p.m. @ Baker Friday, Oct. 30: 6:30 p.m. vs. Wewahitchka Friday, Nov. 7: 7 p.m. @ Vernon 2013 RESULTS Wewahitchka 0-48 South Walton 7-66 @ Sneads 6-41 Liberty County 0-64 @ Wewahitchka 14-40 @ Port St. Joe 6-49 Blountstown 0-49 @ West Gadsden 0-50 at Baker 13-54 Vernon 6-48 Standouts: Cole Wheeler (sr. WR), Marshall Sweet (so. RB), Tyler Farmer (8th WR), Josue Barahona (so. QB), Jake Robinson (jr. OG), River Banks (jr. OC), Hunter Segree (jr. OT). By JASON SHOOT 747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot firstname.lastname@example.org EASTPOINT Aaron Yorks players have the will. Now they must nd their way. Franklin County endured a winless 2013 season, but York sees a program on the rise in his second year as head coach. Last year, every game we took the eld, the kids believed truly they were going to win, York said. It didnt matter if we were playing the No. 1 team in the state of Florida or what. ... That carried over to this year. Theyve bought into the philosophy of what we teach about hard work and discipline. We had a good offseason. We averaged over 40 kids in the weight room this summer. We really believe the hard work is going to pay off. York said his job is much different in his second year than his rst. It is easier because you do know the kids, the kids know your routine, what your expectations are, he said. And the coaches have coached together, and we know what to expect of each other. ... We expect more out of our kids and ourselves. The Seahawks offense returns four starters on the offensive line, and York said he has seen considerable improvement in that group since last year. Those are the hardest-working guys weve got, rst of all, York said. I dont think any one of them missed a day in the summer in the weight room. They started from scratch as 10th-graders, and they were babies last year new to football. After what they saw last year and the caliber of teams we went up again, it was going to make them better. York noted that the team has only one senior Cole Wheeler, a slot receiver and linebacker to lean on to provide leadership among the players. Franklin County plays in District 4-1A and has considerable ground to make up against its three district rivals, each of which nished with winning records last year. Our motto this year is win today, York said. If we take care of today and get better, it will be a successful season and we can build on last year. Thats our goal. Junior fullback Trenton Lee (#21) gets set to block as junior Dallas Shiver (#3) hands off to sophomore running back Marshall Sweet (#1). DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Seahawks prime for stronger 2014 season Page 13
Local A14 | The Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 Staff Report This new page has been created to feature photographs submitted to the Times by our readers. This regular addition to The Times offers an opportunity for the photographers from throughout Franklin County, residents and visitors alike, to highlight their best work capturing the excitement and energy of the people, the beauty of the landscape, and the adventure of the world around them. Please send photographs to Dadlerstein@star .com. For more information, call 653-8894. ERIN GRIFFITH | Special to the Times These two boys diving are from Utah, enjoying their rst time on a boat, off Dog Island. DENISE WILLIAMS | Special to the Times Minnie and Tom Stover paddle down a creek near Eastpoint. JUAN JONES | Special to the Times Janayla Gibbs encounters a long empty hallway on her rst day of school, showing what kids really see when they attend those big buildings for the rst time. JOHN HITRON | Special to the Times The former Hook Talleys Bar on Marine Street in Carrabelle. BILL WARGO | Special to the Times An emerging loggerhead hatchling hits the surf on Alligator Point. ERIN GRIFFITH | Special to the Times A breathtaking shot off the beach on Dog Island. Crossword SOLUTION Crossword PUZZLE Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
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When I was out sick, he stepped right in and he picked up the mantle and ran with it. I didnt have to worry about anything. Jackels three-part motion was quickly challenged by Commissioner Noah Lock ley, who long has favored employee raises, even in tight budget years when his sug gestion has not met with support from his fellow commissioners. Ive got a problem; were picking and choosing, he said. Im for people getting a raise, (but) were just picking and choosing certain people. That makes trouble in the workforce. Commissioner Smokey Parrish agreed, noting Veterans Service Ofcer William Scott asked for raises during last months budget workshop. I think were opening up a can of worms here, Parrish said. I think were going to have more people come back the next meeting and the meeting after that. Where does it stop if everybody comes to us individually? I dont have a problem with the $500, he said. I do have an issue with picking and choosing on the other side of it, though. Im not opposed to what were doing for the overall employees. Jackel said the cost of the increases ts into the proposed millage rate, because the 2014-15 budget has a projected $181,000 surplus. These numbers do not exceed what the surplus was at the TRIM (Truth in Millage) notice rate that was sent out, she said. Lockley said the county has been work ing with Tallahassee labor attorney Lucy Turner to implement a plan that creates order in setting salaries and includes a provision to grant regular cost-of-living in creases each year. Were going through the thing with this lawyer, he said. If we give certain people raises, we might as well throw that out the door. Certain people getting raises is going to cause problems in the workforce. I want to be fair to everybody. Millender said at Turners last presen tation to the county commission, a motion was made to increase her pay as well as that of Messer and a third employee, who already has been given his. I was kind of put off to wait for Lucy (Turner), Millender said. I understand what youre saying, commissioner, but its been talked about several times. Me and Virginia have been left out here kind of lingering. Millender said Solid Waste Director Fonda Davis had granted a $1,500 increase to his secretary and $2,000 increases to two others in his department. She said while Road Department Director Howard Na bors was given a $5,000 increase when he assumed the top job, she received only an additional $2,500 when she was named to lead parks and recreation. These are more or less unresolved is sues that we said wed take up, said Jackel, whose motion passed 3-2, with Parrish and Lockley dissenting. Sanders cast the tiebreaking vote and said she did so because the two individual raises were previously promised. We did tell Nikki we would give her a raise, she said. Lockley followed up with a motion of his own, to give $1,500 raises to four em ployees of the nance department, to County Planner Alan Pierce and to Michael Moron, Johnsons administrative assis tant and secretary to the board of county commissioners, Asked by Sanders during the earlier dis cussion about pay hikes to her employees, Johnson said, Id love to see all my nance department get $2,500 more, but I did what the board said and cut my budget. I dont have the money there to do it. Id like to see what Lucy Turner suggested, a cost-of-liv ing adjustment (COLA) built into the bud get year after year. Jackel agreed with the COLA but said during times of at or declining property values, it would mean taxes would have to go up every year. I think were looking at a time in the near future when we can do that, she said. Lockleys motion passed unanimously, but later in the afternoon, Johnson said she would decline the offer for the nance department employees but retain it for Mo ron, who as secretary to the board of county commissioners, has been instrumental in making sweeping changes to digitize the process and make it virtually paperless. In a written statement, she said she rec ognized that members of her staff who are funded by the county commission have con tinually taken on additional tasks. For ex amples, when the tourist development tax was enacted and when the county received the BP oil spill monies, my staffs workload on paying those bills increased dramati cally, Johnson said. At my direction, my ofce staff has found ways to allow much more public access to the boards minutes, budget, and other records, and they have gone above and beyond to provide transpar ency in my ofce. At the commissions meeting Aug. 19, when two other county staff received rais es, I believe that commissioners recognized the professional accomplishments of my deputy clerk to the board in providing them paperless, and more efcient records, and moved to give raises to my staff funded by them. I was unaware this action was to oc cur, she said. Considering the current economic envi ronment, I asked myself about the wisdom of increasing just the few of my staff funded by the commission while the remainder of my staff, as well as other constitutional of cers staff and county department employ ees, go without any increase, Johnson said. Ive decided its preferable at this time that I decline the increases other than that of my deputy clerk who serves as secretary to the board. If, or when, the board receives any fu ture BP Oil/Restore Act funding, or should the Tourist Development Tax be increased and there are additional nancial reporting responsibilities, I may pursue increases for my nance staff. When the raises go into effect Oct. 1, Messers annual salary will rise to $28,152, Millenders to $37,000, Morons to $41,300 and Pierces to $64,800. RAISES from page A1County Schools, both females, the rst time thats been the case in years. But with all these changes, the most important detail the students took center stage Monday, and the numbers and the enthusiasm were both up. It went phenomenal. It went excep tionally well. We had a great day yester day, Kris Bray, principal of Franklin County School, said Monday. Harolyn Walker is assistant principal. Im extremely excited about our school year, said Chimene Johnson, principal of the Apalachicola Bay Char ter School. We have had a few crises, she added with a smile that indicated it was nothing out of the ordinary on a day marked by an emotional mix of apprehension and enthusiasm from students. Enrollment is up at both campuses, with the traditional campus welcom ing 986 students Monday, 488 in grades kindergarten through fth, 192 in the middle school grades six through eight, and 306 in high school grades nine through 12. She said more than 25 new students, from as far away as Michigan, Georgia and Alabama, enrolled this week. Plus theres another 30 students in the prekindergarten classes on campus. The numbers at the ABC School look equally strong, with 352 students in pre-K through eighth grade, slightly up from last year. The 30 students in pre-K has meant adding another section of 10 students, she said, which will still leave open spaces for a lottery next year for new students who wish to enter ABC as kindergartners. The biggest change at the main cam pus has been combining the middle and high school students into a single, 25minute lunch period and having all the students in the morning share break fast at the same time, from 7:30-8 a.m., with HeadStart and pre-K students af ter that. That has gone better than any of us could even hope for, Bray said. She said combining middle and high school students is necessary in order to have one consistent bell schedule, to accommodate those middle school students enrolled in high school Alge bra 1. Student acceleration is what the state is pushing for, Bray said. We have to get our eighth-graders to get high school credit, and being on the same bell schedule allows us to do that. Both principals praised the efforts of their teachers in preparing for the school year and in accommodating changes. Franklin County School has 10 new teachers, and while the turn over is far fewer at ABC, the changes are mainly in the pre-K and kindergar ten grades. Another big change at the ABC cam pus is the new expanded parking lot, which now can accommodate 50 spac es. Johnson said the work was complet ed for about $122,000 and was enabled by the district providing 5 percent of its capital outlay revenue to the school, similar to the amount in past years. SCHOOLS from page A1
Local A16 | The Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 region was 6.0 percent in July, a half of 1 percentage point lower than the regions year ago rate of 6.5 percent in 2013, and 0.6 percentage point below the July 2014 statewide rate of 6.6 percent. Bay rose to 6.0 percent while Gulf climbed from 6.0 to 6.6 percent. Out of a labor force of 106,805, there were 6,422 unemployed CareerSource Gulf Coast residents, according to the DEO. Across the region, our unemploy ment rate is still lower by one half of one percent over last Julys numbers, said CareerSource Gulf Coast Executive Director Kim Bodine. Some atness comes from schools being closed. Its troubling, however, to see the Franklin County unemployment gure higher than it was a year ago. We are working on plans in that area to aid some of those affected by the shery failure. In July 2014, there were 75,800 non agricultural jobs in the Panama City Lynn HavenPanama City Beach metro area, up 300 jobs over the year for an annual rate of job growth of 0.4 percent, while the state increased at a rate of 2.9 percent. The Panama CityLynn HavenPan ama City Beach metro area had the second highest annual job growth rates of all Florida metro areas in the infor mation sector, up 10 percent, and pro fessional and business services, up 9.9 percent. But it is the leisure/hospitality gure that continues to cause debate locally. We know by preliminary local ac counts that we are seeing exceptionally strong tourism this summer, Bodine said. We had the local chambers of com merce alerting us to a shortage of rooms for the July 4 weekend due to high traf c. Weve seen bed tax collections and retail sales increase in all three coun ties. How did all of that happen with job loss? Tourism drop-off heightens with the back-to-school season, Bodine said, and CareerSource Gulf Coast can help those displaced from seasonal jobs nd new opportunities locally. Recently, this region earned the top ranking in job placement percentage across the state. Ofces are operated in Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties, with the primary Job Center in Panama City at 625 Highway 231. Visit www.careersourcegc.com to learn more about professional work force development and job placement services. JOBLESS from page A1 A16 | The Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 33315T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE: 2014-00036-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF HILDA JACOBS LUNSFORD a/k/a HILDA N. LUNSFORD, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the Estate of HILDA JACOBS LUNSFORD a/k/a HILDA N. LUNSFORD, deceased, File Number 2014-00036CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the will is dated August 30, 2000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 14, 2014. Personal Representative: Charles Gregory Lunsford 333 Rolling Ridge Road Rock Hill, SC 29730 Attorney for Personal Representative Thomas M. Shuler FL Bar No. 0947891 The Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1757 August 14, 21, 2014 33321T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-000214-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ROYCE C. HODGE, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 3rd day of September, 2014, at 11AM, 2nd floor lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Franklin County, Florida: PARCEL 4, GULF PEARL ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS PARCEL 4 OF TRACT 17, EAST END, IN ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHES UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE RUN ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID UNIT 2 THE FOLLOWING THREE COURSES; NORTH 183719 WEST, 150.00 FEET; SOUTH 712241 WEST, 20.00 FEET; NORTH 183719 WEST, 410.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 300; THENCE RUN ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 300 THE FOLLOWING FIVE COURSES: NORTH 712241 EAST, 416.81 FEET, ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT (RADIUS OF 5729.58 FEET, CHORD OF 599.03 FEET, CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 742228 EAST) 599.31 FEET; NORTH 772216 EAST, 2778.72 FEET; ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT (RADIUS OF 5729.58 FEET, CHORD OF 934.07 FEET; CHORD BEARING NORTH 724144 EAST) 935.11 FEET AND NORTH 680112 EAST, 840.80 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN SOUTH 215848 EAST, 152.60 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 215848 EAST, 379.97 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE RUN NORTH 700121 EAST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, 77.10 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 2158;48 WEST, 379.50 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2470); THENCE RUN SOUTH 702236 WEST, 77.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 10th day of June, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Aliette Marie Charles Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 August 14, 21, 2014 33353T 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: P arcel 1 LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 12 (OLD BLOCK 23), KELLEYS PLAT, ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. P arcel 2 LOTS 12, 14 AND 16, BLOCK 18 (36) OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. P arcel 3 LOTS 13 AND 15, BLOCK 36 (18), AND THE NORTH ONEHALF (1/2) OF LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCK 36 (18), OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HARBRO DEVELOPMENT, LLC; Defendant. and the docket number of which is: 2014-CA-135. 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 the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 5th day of August, 2014. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Terry Segree Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 2014 33389T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014-000032-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JULIA LYNETTE ALLEN, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Julia Lynette Allen, deceased, File Number 2014-000032-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate, and the date of the will is November 5, 2010. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021, Florida Statutes applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Any interested person on whom a copy of this notice of administration is served must file with the Court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on that person any objection that challenges the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, the venue, or jurisdiction of this Court. Persons who may be entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, Florida Statutes will be deemed to have waived their rights to claim that property as exempt property unless a petition for determination of exempt property is filed with the Court by such persons or on their behalf on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of this notice of administration on such persons or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property. An election to take an elective share must be filed with the Court on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file claims against the estate with the Court during the time periods set forth in Section Special to the Times After spending the last six years overseeing the City of Apalachicola Project Impact Program, director Faye John son said her goodbyes to staff and city ofcials at a retire ment luncheon Aug. 14 in her honor inside the main building at the Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recreation & Community Service Complex. The popular after-school and summer enrichment pro gram is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Ed ucation (FDOE) 21st Century Learning Centers Grant Pro gram, which totaled roughly $500,000 each of the last six years to the city to run the pro gram. Early this year, the city was commended by the FDOE for operating a awless pro gram at its two sites, the ABC School and inside the Johnson Complex. In his remarks, Apalachico la Mayor Van Johnson credited Johnson with the success of the program. Your dedication and hard work towards the programs success reminds me of the Scripture about the wise man that built his house upon a rock. When the rain descended, the oods came and the wind blew, but the house remained standing because it was built upon a solid foundation, he said. The mayor said Johnson placed Project Impact on a good and solid foundation. The partnerships you have estab lished and the jobs you have created will be benecial to the students, parents and the Apalachicola community for years to come, he said. During the luncheon, Proj ect Impact staff along with Cindy Summerhill, the citys grants manager, unveiled a 36-inch wall plaque in honor of Johnsons service, which will remain permanently afxed to the left wall leading to the stage. Lt. Pam Lewis with the Apalachicola Police Depart ment presented Johnson with a framed letter of apprecia tion from Police Chief Bobby Varnes and a framed certi cate of appreciation from the Franklin County Student Work ing Against Tobacco program (SWAT). Partnerships estab lished by the director during her tenure include a collaborative effort with the Apalachicola Mu nicipal Library and the Apala chicola Maritime Museum. Mayor Johnson also re counted how the program originated. Project Impact as we know it today started with an early morning knock on my front door by an excited Faye Johnson excited with news that the Franklin County School District had an advertisement in the local newspaper solicit ing bids for the operation of Project Impact during the last year of the 21st Century Learn ing Centers grant cycle with the school district, he said. We met with city staff, and in about two hours or less, Faye had completed a complicated proposal for the city that was due in the district ofce by noon that day. The proposal was suc cessful, and we operated the program for the school district that year, and as the year was ending, Faye reported that the city could apply for funding and operate Project Impact inde pendent of the school district. We did, and for the last ve years under Fayes direction, Project Impact has been high lighted, spotlighted and recog nized by the FDOE and emulat ed by other 21st Century Learn ing Centers programs across the state, the mayor said. Faye Johnson told the gath ering the program has docu mented that Franklin County students have stepped through its doors more than 130,000 times to participate in activities ranging from eld trips, boat building and arts and crafts to performing live theatrical plays. Project Impact Director Johnson retires By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes email@example.com In a speech to Apalachicola Rotarians on Aug. 5, District 2 Representative Steve Souther land said the Army Corps of En gineers has consistently mis interpreted the Water Supply Act of 1958 in its management of Lake Lanier in Georgia. He said actions of the Corps have damaged the bay. He said under the Water Resources Reform and Devel opment Act passed this year, Congress can weigh in to bring an end to the water wars if the governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia cant. Water is critical, and most of you are aware of the chal lenges, Southerland said. A lot of water is being wasted in southwest Georgia even while Florida does everything it can to conserve because we appre ciate water is precious. Now we have basis and standing in helping the Corps solve the is sues that they have failed to solve for many years. If we say we are pushing for a solution and it has to be a solution that will not upset Georgia, I think thats nave. Industries that are a part of this community are in my DNA. I understand how vital the oys ter bars and navigation of the river are to the economy, he said. He accused the Environ mental Protection Agency of overregulation and said the re cent Supreme Court decision limiting their power to regulate carbon emissions is a valida tion of what House Republicans have been saying for years. The EPA is stretching arms into every aspect of our life, he said. Southerland: Corps has misinterpreted the law LT. PAM LEWIS | Special to the Times Faye Johnson stands next to a wall plaque in her honor. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Steve Southerland addresses the Apalachicola Rotary Club at the Seafood Grille Aug. 5
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 21, 2014 The Times | A17 850-697-5300 314 St. James Avenue Carrabelle, FloridaThe Forgotten Coast1. 25-2 Pine St. Lanark Village 1 bedroom 1 bath furnished 550.00 mo. No utilities inc. Small Pet 2. Pickett's Landing E-5 3 bedroom 3 bath boatslip, pool, 1600.00mo. Includes water, sewer, trash, Wi and cable. Pet friendly. 3. 234 Peggy Ln. 2 bedroom 2 bath garage close to beach 1600.00 mo. No utilities. Pet friendly. 4. 416-J Marine St 1 bedroom 1.5 bath, furnished, on river with boatslip. 900.00 mo. No utilities. No pets. 5. 42-2 Carlton 2 bedroom 1 bath furnished 550.00 mo. No utilities No pets. 6. 295 River Rd. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Furnished on river with dock. 1100.00 mo. No utilities. 7. 39-1 Carlton 1 bedroom 1 bath furnished 650.00 mo. Includes utilities up to 200.00. No pets. 8. 703-C 3rd St. Mariners View #12 3 bedroom 3 bath unfurnished. 850.00 mo. No utilities Pet friendly. 9. 509-D Meridian St, 3 bedroom 2 bath unfurnished $1000 mo., No utilities, No pets.Please call 850-697-5300 to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!! 4518639 The Bridge at Bay is needing 2 full time Cooks and 3 Dietary AidesFor more information call 850-229-8244 4518808 4518802INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT(CNA) at no cost? Contact Marcia Dickey, RN at 850-229-8244 ext# 106 at the Bridge. Classes starting soon. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe 220 9th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 4518668 The Department of Health Has an Opening for a Family Support WorkerAnnual Salary 22,453.60 Qualications: High School Diploma or GED One year experience working with children/families Valid driver's license Please apply on-line at:peoplerst.myorida.com. Refer to requisition number 64085295-51262405-20140806094501 Medical/HealthCase Manager Review SpecialistHuman Services Agency is seeking a Clinical Case Manager to provide input and case oversight to a Juvenile Diversionary Alternative Program for arrested youths. Position will require travel throughout Pensacola, Panama City, and Tallahassee areas. The incumbent must have a masters degree in a social or behavioral science and two years of experience in youth and family counseling. Familiarity with the juvenile justice system and community resources are preferred. Please note the position title for which you are applying on any correspondence. Qualified applicants must complete a DISC Village employment application and submit to: 3333 W. Pensacola St., Suite 330, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Applications may be downloaded at www .discvillage.com A separate application is required for each position applied for. EOE/Drug-Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34298165 733.702, Florida Statutes, or be forever barred. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 14, 2014. Personal Representative: Donald Sanderson 154-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ J. Gordon Shuler J. GORDON SHULER of J. GORDON SHULER, P.A. Post Office Drawer 850 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone: 1-850-653-9226 Email: jgordon@ shulerlawfl.com FL Bar No.: 0700959 August 14, 21, 2014 33483T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-000049 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL LEE YOHEM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL LEE YOHEM, deceased, whose date of death was July 7, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and address 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 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 decedents estate must file theirs 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 FOREEVER 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 21, 2014. Personal Representative JEAN ROSENOW 2784 Highway 98 East Carrabelle, FL 32322 Attorney for Personal Representative Steve M. Watkins, III FL Bar No.: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850)653-1949 August 21, 28, 2014 33415T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12000445CAAXMX Section: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JANIE O. PETERS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; GRAMERCY PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 29, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 12000445CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder, for cash on the 24th day of September, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 16, Gramercy Plantation Phase 1, as recorded in Plat Book 7 at Pages 16, 17 and 18 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at APALACHICOLA, Florida this 30th day of July, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk MORRIS HARDWICK SCHNEIDER LLC, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 9409 Philadelphia Rd. Baltimore, MD 21237 August 14, 21, 2014 33519T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-226-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a division of COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. MALONE and wife, ETTA J. MALONE, a/k/a JEANETTE MALONE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, the names being fictitious to account for parties who may be in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: R OBERT M. MALONE, if alive, and if deceased, his unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against him; and all unknown spouses, natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in or to the lands hereinafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN N. 2 DEGREES 20 MINUTES E. 1982.61 FEET ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 20 TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF RIDGE ROAD; THENCE S. 63 DEGREES 44 MINUTES W. 332.58 FEET ALONG RIDGE ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S. 63 DEGREES 44 MINUTES W. 114.36 FEET ALONG RIDGE ROAD TO A POINT; THENCE LEAVING SAID ROAD, RUN N. 26 DEGREES 16 MINUTES W. 381.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE N. 63 DEGREES 44 MINUTES E. 114.36 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 26 DEGREES 16 MINUTES E. 381.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING LOT 71, NORTH RIDGE ROAD, EASTPOINT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS SHOWN ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF TARPON SHORES SUBDIVISION PREPARED BY TOM M. HOWARD, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR, DATED NOVEMBER 22, 1983. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 SOUTHERN DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ID #DSDAL43564A and DSDAL43564B, TITLE #92392527 and 92392651. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1975 MAGN MOBILE HOME, ID #20891, TITLE #13084675. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Garth D. Bonney, Esq., whose address is Post Office Box 737, Panama City, Florida 32402, on or before September 30, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. DATED this 14th day of August, 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry C. Segree Deputy Clerk August 21, 28, 2014 33507T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13 CA 354 FIRST COMMERCE CREDIT UNION, f/k/a FLORIDA COMMERCE CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. BONI B. GREGORY and DAVID ALAN GREGORY, SR., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the final judgment of foreclosure entered on July 4, 2014, in Case No. 13 CA 354, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which FIRST COMMERCE CREDIT UNION, f/k/a FLORIDA COMMERCE CREDIT UNION is plaintiff and BONI B. GREGORY and DAVID ALAN GREGORY, SR., are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the 2ND Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with §45.031 of the Florida Statutes, by sale beginning at 11:00 on the 10th day of September, 2014, the following described real property: Lot 37, Block B, St. James Island Park, Unit No. 3, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as recorded in plat book 2, page 6, of the public records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and seal of this Court on this 7th day of August, 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry Segree Deputy Clerk August 21, 28, 2014 _______________________ ____________ BY: Deputy Clerk Copies furnished to: Laura Beth Faragasso, attorney for plaintiff firstname.lastname@example.org om 95820T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:19-2010 CA000391 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, NA SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA, Plaintiff, vs. HARRISON ANDREWS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HARRISON ANDREWS N/KJA AMY BETH ANDREWS; CARRIE E ANDREWS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on May 14, 2013 in Civil Case No. 19-2010CA000391, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, NA SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA is the Plaintiff, and HARRISON ANDREWS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HARRISON ANDREWS N/K/A AMY BETH ANDREWS; CARRIE E ANDREWS; GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Marcia Johnson, will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 A.M. on September 24, 2014 on the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 3220, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 594.0 FEET ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 29 TO A POINT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TWIN LAKES ROAD; THENCE ALONG A CURVE CONAVE TO THE SOUTH, HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 56 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 313.61 FEET AN ARC DISTANCE OF 480.85 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT ON THE EAST SIDE OF OTTER SLIDE ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST 188.45 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST SIDE OF OTTER SLIDE ROAD AND THE SOUTH SIDE OF RIDGE ROAD; THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST 1880.71 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF RIDGE ROAD, HAVING A 60.0 WIDE RIGHTOF-WAY, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 69 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST 138.29 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 20 DEGREES 04 MINUTES EAST 315.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES 56 MINUTES WEST 138.29 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREES 04 MINUTES WEST 315.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING LOT 29, UNIT 2, TARPON SHORES SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING OFFICE, COMMERCE STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE 1993 AMERICAN GENERAL MOBILE HOME GMHGA132927079A AND GMHGA132927079B 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 30, 2013. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 South Congress Ave., Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 File No.: 1113-1203 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. August 14, 21, 2014 95888T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-33-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET R. JUPPE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Margaret R. Juppe, deceased, whose date of death was March 13, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, #203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. 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 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 decedents 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 21, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: John O. Williams Attorney FL Bar No.: 320420 Williams & Holz, P.A. 211 East Virginia Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: (850) 224-4510 E-Mail: jwilli7012@aol. com Personal Representative: Jacqueline J. Arentoft 1001 State Route 36 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 August 21, 28, 2014 95822T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2013-CA000414 21st Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Terry Lee Towe a/k/a Terry L. Towe a/k/a Terry Towe; Unknown Spouse of Terry Lee Towe a/k/a Terry L. Towe a/k/a Terry Towe; Capital One Bank (USA) N.A., fka Capital One Bank; Centennial Bank, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 23, 2014, entered in Case No. 2013-CA-000414 of the Circuit Court the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein 21st Mortgage Corporation is the Plaintiff and Terry Lee Towe a/k/a Terry L. Towe a/k/a Terry Towe; Unknown Spouse of Terry Lee Towe a/k/a Terry L. Towe a/k/a Terry Towe; Capital One Bank (USA) N.A., fka Capital One Bank; Centennial Bank, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, 2nd floor lobby s the Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, beginning at 11:00 AM on the August 27, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 6, BLOCK 242, GREATER APALACHICOLA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2003 NEWPORT MOBILE HOME VIN NO. GMHGA6300202525A AND GMHGA6300202525B Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 24th of June, 2014 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, at 850.577.4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301at 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. Brock & Scott PLLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1501 NW 49th St, Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 File # 13-F03436 August 14, 21, 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 Everything Must GO! 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