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By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Florida politicians, on the national, state and local level, cheered earlier this spring when the federal government approved more than $6 million in shery disaster monies to ow in from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association to assist with the recovery of the beleaguered Apalachicola Bay oyster shery. These funds, coupled with more than $2 million in additional emergency help tacked on to Tropical Storm Debby monies that rst arrived two years ago, meant that more than $8 million would be coming to Franklin County to help in restoring the bay, as well as in retraining oystermen for other careers. The cheering continued a few weeks ago when Gov. Scott again announced the states plans for divvying up the money, mostly to re-shell the bay, with smaller portions set aside for vocational training and to help seafood processors retro t their plans to comply with ongoing regulations. With the monies now set to arrive, administered with the help of the city of Apalachicola as well as CareerSource Gulf Coast, it appears that while re-shelling has its usual robust interest, there is little appetite for retraining options. xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, September 11, 2014 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 129 ISSUE 20 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com Email: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A15-A16 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 Remember 9/11/01 Coastal Cleanup set for Sept. 20 The annual Coastal Cleanup will be Saturday, Sept. 20 throughout the county. Volunteers should wear or bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing (hats, long pants, long-sleeved shirts) and work or close toed water shoes. Volunteers will be provided trash bags, gloves, data cards, snacks, drinking water and T-shirts. For more information, call Ada Long at 927-2776 or email email@example.com. Estuary Day set for Sept. 26 The popular Estuary Day will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Eastpoint. The celebration will include free educational and fun activities for children of all ages, free T-shirts to the rst 600 people and door prizes for adults who stay until the end of the event. There will be scavenger hunts, animal touch tanks, games and much more. Annual Museum Day set for Sept. 27 For the eighth consecutive year, the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum has been asked to participate in the Smithsonian Magazines Annual National Museum Day, on Saturday, Sept. 27. The museum, in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex, 1001 Gray Ave., will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come view evergrowing exhibits, hear live music and enjoy free refreshments. Admission by donation. Learn more at www. CampGordonJohnston. com. 41 years in the making By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Frances Oakes of Carrabelle just nished the project of a lifetime. Forty-one years ago, at the height of the crafting craze in 1971, she purchased a kit to make a king-sized quilt at Richs Department Store in Atlanta. It featured rosettes of cross-stitched pink and green owers, her favorite colors. It was a massive undertaking, especially for someone who didnt do a lot of needlework, but she tucked into the challenge with enthusiasm and nished it 41 years later. Why did it take such a long time? Oakes had many other eggs to juggle over the years. Oakes was a career teacher. For nine years, she taught kindergarten in Atlanta, and then she was promoted to third grade. In her 30s, she was married for the rst time to husband Jack Oakes who brought with him a ready-made family of ve. Somewhere along the way, they acquired a farm in Carrollton, Georgia and began growing many of their own vegetables, which Frances Oakes canned or froze to provide for her family. Jack found and purchased a 12-burner commercial stove and had it cleaned at an engine repair shop, which removed all the paint. That meant Frances had the job of repainting the stove herself. Once she had nished, the big stove made the task of home food preservation much more ef cient. Eventually, the Oakes moved to Carrollton with children in tow. Frances took a job teaching second grade there; a job that she kept for the remaining 19 years of her career. Teaching was very good to me, she said. I was so excited to see the spark in a childs eyes when they got a concept. She had a unique way of dealing with rowdy behavior in the classroom. When things began to get out of hand, Frances Oakes, a talented autist, would grab her ute and began Frances Oakes quilt project nally is nished LOIS SWOBODA | the Times Frances Oakes is seen with her quilted bedspread. See QUILT A14 Apalachicola to keep taxes at By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Apalachicolas property taxes look to stay the same next year, but the cost of death will be going up, at least if youre buried on weekends or afterhours. After two budget workshops, last week and on Monday, city commissioners agreed to keep the millage rate for the upcoming scal year the same as this year, 9.6852. Because the tax base has grown slightly, that millage rate would generate about $1.14 million, about $60,000 more than this years $1.08 million. In order to meet about $1.93 million in expenses, and to avoid an almost $136,000 de cit, the commissioners invoked a 5 percent across-the-board cut to all departments, and weighed a variety of revenue enhancements, which were detailed by City Clerk Lee Mathes at the Sept. 4 workshop. Mathes said a grave opening now costs $250 per opening;, based on a fee set in 1991 and unchanged ever since. She said overtime for two employees cost the city $250 alone, and that there was the additional expense of diesel fuel and equipment costs. When we have a funeral that is at 2 p.m. they are afterhours closing that grave, she said. Its overtime; it just takes that long. One weekend is four hours per employee. A $500 fee would put you in the positive when you have to pay overtime I dont think that unreasonable fee to charge for a grave opening. See TAXES A14 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com For the rst time since the real estate market bubble burst about seven years ago, the countys property tax millage rate will drop next year. On Sept. 3, at the rst of two public hearings on the budget for the upcoming scal year, the county commissioners adopted the roll-back rate of 6.4296 mills, which will keep ad valorem tax proceeds at roughly the same as they were this year. By a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Noah Lockley opposed, the commissioners approved the proposed rate, which is a slight four-hundredth of 1 mill below the current rate of 6.4705. Because the countys tax base this year grew for the rst time since the 2007-08 scal year, the lowered millage will bring in a tad more money next year, about $51,000 more than the $10.56 million raised in property taxes this year. Assistant Finance Director Erin Grif th said that, assuming the taxable value on a homesteaded property remains constant, a homeowner with a house valued at $150,000 will pay $4 less in county taxes next year than the $647 he or she paid in 2013. A homesteaded See MILLAGE RATE A15 County millage rate to fall Fully-funded retraining stirs scant interest from oystermen LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | Special to the Times Oystermen working on the bay on Labor Day. See OYSTERMEN A15 Commissioners consider adopting private roads By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com County commissioners voted unanimously last week to investigate the possibility of accepting ownership of more than 10 miles of private roads. At the Sept. 2 county meeting, Fred Jetton, president of the Pine Coast Plantation Homeowners Association, and resident Nita Molsbee asked commissioners to accept ownership of about 10 miles of roads in that development. Jetton said the roads, located off Jef e Sanders Road north of Carrabelle, included six miles of lime rock surfacing and four to ve miles of forest roads created See PRIVATE ROADS A17
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, September 11, 2014 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes firstname.lastname@example.org Whats John Solomon going to do now that hes been named the new exec utive director of the Apala chicola Bay Chamber of Commerce? Hes going to Disney World, with his wife and daughter. Actually, the vacation trip was scheduled three months ago for the end of September, in keeping with an annual pass that his wife, Penny, bought for him, her and daughter Rea gan, an Apalachicola Bay third-grader. Being a family man is just part of Solomons devo tions, which have long been on behalf of community involvement. I can say that the board is very excited to have hired him because of what he brings to the chamber, said Donna Duncan, who leads the chambers board of directors. Anything he does, he has a commitment to suc cess, she said. He has a strong background in community service, and a background in entrepre neurship. He has a small business that he owns personally. As an individual, I nd him to be very committed, dependable and successful. I think those are the char acteristics that the board looked at and found him to have, Duncan said. Solomon was among two nalists among 13 applica tions that were reviewed by a committee that included Ginny Griner, Bonnie Ful mer, Michael Shuler and Beverly Hewitt. Later, the entire board voted unani mously to offer Solomon the position. He is set, on Oct. 6, to ll the job that was made vacant when long-serving Executive Di rector Anita Grove stepped down last month to take a position at the Apalachico la National Estuarine Re search Reserve. A 1992 graduate of Apala chicola High School, Solo mon, 40, attended Chipola Junior College Criminal Justice Academy, where he obtained certication as a correctional ofcer. He has worked with the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce for more than 19 years, where he has handled a variety of tasks, including extensive knowledge of information technology. Hes given almost a month notice to Sheriff Mike Mock, who was sup portive of Solomons deci sion. The sheriff was very encouraging for this. He told me, That job is some thing thats meant to be for you, Solomon said. I have loved where I have worked. Its not about not liking the job, not loving the people, he said. This is an opportunity that came about, and when it did, it continued further. It was a hard decision that I had to make. I felt like if my heart was in it, I should do it, and my heart was in it. Solomons background is extensive with commu nity involvement, includ ing 11 years on the Florida Seafood Festival board, the last eight as president. He also serves on the board of the Weems Healthcare Foundation and with the Apalachicola Bay Charter School Parent Teacher Association. A career is what youre paid to do. Passion is what youre called to do, he said. When you have for them to be one and the same, its hard to pass up. Solomon said he is completing his duties this month with the sheriffs ofce, and after his brief vacation, will be ready to tackle the chamber post. A former member of the chamber board, Solomon has knowledge of the path ahead, and a vibrant posi tive attitude, but said he prefers to wait until his feet are fully wet before speaking out on matters at hand. Its about its members and the businesses that are of this community, he said. It represents the businesses; thats its job. Meanwhile, the task of running the ofce on Commerce Street, open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., falls largely on the shoulders of Cindy Collins, Groves longtime adminis trative assistant. Shes been assisted by volunteers from the cham ber ranks, and Grove has made herself available to help as well, Duncan said. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes email@example.com Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson was honored for treating others as you wish to be treated last month, when he traveled to Michigan to re ceive the Golden Rule Award from an international organization at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Johnson and his wife, Gail, ew to Grand Rapids to accept the Gold en Rule International Award during the last weekend of August. Last week, Johnsons fellow city commissioners presented him with a cake in honor of this award. He was almost speechless, thanking them for their kindness. This past weekend was very much rewarding for Gail and I to be part of a group of men and women of different races, cultures and backgrounds but with a common ality of purpose, their contributions toward making the world a better place for all, Johnson wrote in his blog. This diverse group of men and women all share and continu ously promote through their work, words, deeds and actions within their sphere of inuence the simply yet powerful message of the Golden Rule. Can you image just for a mo ment the transformation of the world, our communities, our rela tionships and interaction with oth ers, if we all paused for a second and considered our words, deeds and actions within this simply context? Practiced by all, this one fundamen tal principle could play a major role in peace-building efforts in every facet of our lives and in the rebirth of humanity. The Golden Rule International Award is afliated with the Inter faith Peace-Building Initiative of Ethiopia, the United Nations and the United Religions Initiative. Each year, an award is presented to individuals and/or communities who have made outstanding contri butions in promoting the message of the Golden Rule through their actions. Recipients of the award included the Archbishop of India, who has more than 3,000 churches under his care; Sam Grifth, 12th District Court of Appeals Judge from Texas; and the family of Sonny and Linda Lara from San Jose, Calif., for their work in curbing gang violence on the streets of California and their talent ed daughter Angel Garza, one of the nalists on American Idol in April, where she performed You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin. Other noteworthy recipients the Johnsons met were Dr. Paul S. Moller, the California inventor of the Skycar, a ying automobile; for mer inmate Nashon Walker, who was incarcerated on felony charges that carried a maximum mandatory sentence of 85 years and is now out of prison and serving as president of Empowered 2 Excel, a network help ing break the cycle of poverty and in carceration in his community; and a Florida engineer that has taken dis carded tree limbs and leaves along with other materials and created a coating called Geo-Blue Crete that can be used to coat wood to keep it from burning. Through their work, they have committed and dedicated them selves to serving the interest of man kind, wrote Johnson. However, up until now their efforts have largely gone unrecognized and unnoticed, but thanks to Ambassador Clyde Rivers, iChange Nations and many others, thats beginning to change. During a meet-and-greet at the museum, Rivers told the recipients, You are here today because I think youre the best of the best. Rivers is the ambassador at-large for the country of Burundi and an ofcial of the Golden Rule International Award and iChange Nations. SPECIAL TO THE T IME S John Solomon, pictured with his daughter Reagan, has been named the executive director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. Solomon to lead Apalachicola chamber I have loved where I have worked. ... This is an opportunity that came about, and when it did, it continued further. It was a hard decision that I had to make. I felt like if my heart was in it, I should do it, and my heart was in it. John Solomon incoming executive director, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce D A V I D A D LE RS TEI N | The Times Honoring Mayor Van Johnson, seated, with a cake after the Sept. 4 meeting were, from left, Apalachicola City Commissioners Brenda Ash, James Elliott, Mitchell Bartley and Frank Cook.SPECIAL TO THE T IME S Ambassador Clyde Rivers, left, presented the Golden Rule International Award for Mayor Van Johnson and his wife, Gail Johnson. Mayor honored with Golden Rule award This past weekend was very much rewarding for Gail and I to be part of a group of men and women of different races, cultures and backgrounds but with a commonality of purpose, their contributions toward making the world a better place for all. This diverse group of men and women all share and continuously promote through their work, words, deeds and actions within their sphere of inuence the simply yet powerful message of the Golden Rule. WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, September 11, 2014 GE OR GE CO RE PA RK ON ST JO S EP H BA Y, PO RT ST JO E G EO RG E CO RE PA RK ON ST JO S E PH BA Y, PO RT ST JO E FO R MORE INF ORMA TION OR VENDOR RE GIS TRA TION CA LL 850-22 7122 3 OR STO P BY OUR NE W LO CA TION AT 308 REID AV ENUE IN DO WNT OW N POR T ST JOE 4518508 Special to The Times The grand opening of the new Forgotten Coast Fitness and Wellness Center, inside the former Apalachicola High School complex, is slated for this Wednesday, Sept. 17. The event starts at 2 p.m., with a demonstra tion of the equipment running until 4 p.m. Re freshments and lite bites, catered by Sometimes Its Hotter Seasoning Compa ny from St. George Island, will go from 4-6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. All this takes place inside the main building at the Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recre ation & Community Ser vice Complex, 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd. The new tness and wellness center is a nonprot, community-based initiative developed by volunteers from through out Franklin County. Construction on the new site took just 20 days, from April 1-21.The cen ter has had a total of 260 people join, with another 100 visitors in the last four months. The membership is currently 107, down from a high of 168 in July. The fee is $35 a month plus tax. The center has two personal trainers, Eric Olson and Belinda Whar ton. April Patriotis holds pi lates and aerobics classes, and Wharton just started a boot-camp style class. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For more information about the center or the grand opening, call 4432670 or email to FCFW Center@yahoo.com. By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes firstname.lastname@example.org Crowded parking condi tions on Marine Street in Carrabelle will be on the agenda of the Oct. 2 city meeting. At the Sept. 4 Carra belle meeting, Milton Cox revived discussion of the riverfront parking woes generated as a result of in creased use of the Marine Street boat ramp. He com plained that when trucks with trailers occupy angled parking spaces on the west ern side of the street, they block more than half of the southbound lane. Cox said by converting all angled spaces to par allel parking, both lanes can be made passable at all times. Cox said only 15 of the 40 existing parking spaces would be lost with the change. Commissioner Brenda La Paz said the idea of de creasing available parking in Carrabelles business district was worrisome. Mayor Curley Messer agreed. We cant afford to lose any more parking down town, he said. City Administrator Courtney Millender said changing the parking ar rangement on Marine Street was investigated by the citys consulting engi neers at Inovia Group after a discussion at the April city meeting. Inovia esti mated the cost of changing the parking layout would be $200,000. Millender said city staff put plans to change the parking on hold after receiving the estimate. The engineers report said existing angled park ing stalls are four feet short of the standard length. A memo to Millender said that to bring the an gled parking space dimen sions to a standard length, the centerline striping (on Marine Street) will need to be moved, and the existing parallel parking and land scape islands along the east side eliminated. Inovia recommended making no change to the existing parking because few, if any, accidents have occurred as a result of the current situation. We are not aware of crashes along this corridor which would support the level of road modications needed to provide stan dard parking space dimen sions, states the memo. Our recommendation is to continue to monitor the corridor and contact the Carrabelle police periodi cally to inquire about the frequency of crashes. During the Sept. 4 meet ing, Police Chief Craig Kinkaid said he is not aware of any accidents resulting from the current parking layout. The narrowness of the street forces trafc to slow down, he said. Cox called the estimate from Inovia exorbitant. He said there was a cheaper, simpler solution to the problem. La Paz asked Cox if he had polled businesses adja cent to the street about the proposed changes. He said he had not and that Harrys Bar is the only business adjacent to the part of the street in ques tion. Cox said no changes need to be made on the east side of the street or past the intersection of Marine Street and Avenue E where the street widens and can accommodate ex isting angled parking. La Paz said Marine Street is being redesigned and the idea of making it a one-way street has been discussed. Speaking from the audi ence, Christopher Atkins asked if it was possible to limit the length of vehicles using the angled parking. La Paz suggested vehicles with trailers could be limit ed to parking spaces in the wider portion of the street. City Clerk Keisha Mess er said no action could be taken on the parking issue because the discussion was not on the agenda. Mayor Curley Messer instructed her to place the Marine Street discussion on the agenda for the Oct. 2 city meeting. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The section of Marine Street where changes to parking are proposed. Marine Street parking woes examined KARA LANDISS | Special to The Times Fitness center to hold grand opening Wednesday
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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, September 11, 2014 A Section Editor: Tim Croft Page 4 Aint it funny how the night moveswith autumn closin in. from Night Moves as recorded by Bob Seger Lets talk 1965. Alabama quarterback Joe Namath signs a groundbreaking contract with the New York Jets for $427,000. President Johnson unveils his Great Society program during the State of the Union Address. Hullabaloo debuts on television. Winston Churchill dies. While The Beatles are lming Help in The Bahamas, Malcolm X is gunned down in New Yorks Audubon Ballroom by Nation of Islam extremists. The president sends combat troops to Vietnam. Lucky Debonair wins the Kentucky Derby. Mickey Mantle hits the rst indoor home run in the Astrodome. LBJ signs the Medicare Bill. Riots erupt in Watts and Chicago. Borman and Lovell orbit the earth for two weeks in Gemini 7. The French re-elect Charles de Gaulle. Here in Florida, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones rolls out of a Clearwater motel bed and plays and then tapes the rst stirring guitar chords to Satisfaction, a song that dominates summer airwaves and eventually is named by Rolling Stone Magazine as the second greatest rock song of all time. Billion Dollar Betsy makes landfall in Key Largo in September, reaching 125 mph winds at Big Pine. The Disney brothers announce the of cial launch of the Disney Project. Whats the connection to investing? Well, if your parents or grandparents retired in 1965, and were invested in a broad basket of securities representative of the Standard and Poors 500 index, they may recall some of the aforementioned occurrences. But mainly theyll remember that late in 1965 the S&P 500 began a 17-year atline. Thats right. From 1965-1982, for almost 17 years, the S&P 500 was completely at. So if you retired in 1965, and invested in the index to help fund your retirement, you received zero returns. In fact, you lost ground, because you didnt even keep up with in ation. The market may always come back, as index proponents proclaim, but in what period of time? Ten years or 15? Some folks do not get to enjoy a retirement of that duration. The average American is retiring around age 66, and the average age at death is around 80. Thats a retirement span of 14 years. What good does it do the retiree who passes away at 80 if the S&P 500 is at during his retirement and then gains ground after he dies? Truthfully, it is our opinion that successful investing often comes down to what you buy and what you pay for it. Just throwing money into an index fund and waiting for ef cient markets to do their work may or may not serve your retirement funding needs, as evidenced by the long period of zero returns that began in 1965. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (6086121, www.arborwealth. net), a fee-only and duciary registered investment advisory rm near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any speci c strategy or investment will be suitable or pro table for an investor. By BRAD BUCK Special to the Times Recreational anglers who normally sh in the Gulf of Mexico lost up to $585 million from lost shing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study. After a disaster such as an oil spill, trustees often attempt to secure nancial compensation from those responsible. In the Gulf oil spill, those monies would not go back to individual shermen, but instead might fund ecosystem improvements or to stock more sh in the Gulf on the shermens behalf, said UF food and resource economics professor Sherry Larkin. In December 2012, BP agreed to pay $2.3 billion to commercial shermen, seafood boat captains and crew, seafood vessel owners and oyster leaseholders, but trustees have yet to seek compensation on behalf of recreational shermen. These are sizable losses borne by recreational users of publicly owned resources, said Larkin, an Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member. Because the oil spill affected thousands of square miles of sheries, trustees could try to compensate for everyone who uses the Gulf in the future, Larkin said. In the case of Florida, after the oil spill, shermen who normally might have gone to Pensacola, for example, would either not sh or might instead head to the Atlantic Coast, Larkin said. Researchers studied three types of anglers: those who shed from shore, those who piloted private or rental boats offshore and those who paid for guide boats to take them shing. They assigned an economic value for each of the three types of trips. The researchers found that anglers shing from shore and those who hire shing guides lost the most, an average of $29.65 and $34.27 per trip, perhaps because they are less able to change their shing conditions as compared to those who pilot their own boats, who lost the least at $2.23 per trip. The study also found that private and rental boat users were affected differently, some substantially but others not much. The UF researchers used about 70,000 shing trips each year for ve years, 2006 to 2010, to learn how each type of anglers changed their shing trips to avoid closures in federal sheries after the oil spill. They arrived at the $585 million gure by multiplying the pertrip losses for each type of trip by the number of affected shing trips, which was assumed to be for the year as if anglers could re-plan their trips to avoid closures, Larkin said. At 206 million gallons, the Deepwater Horizon was the largest marine oil spill in history. Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, trustees can recover public losses from responsible parties. The study authors emphasize their model only depicts losses for recreational shermen, not commercial shermen, hotels, restaurants, retail establishments that lost money after the BP oil spill. It also doesnt measure ecosystem losses. The study appeared online in July in the Journal of Environmental Management. Brad Buck, a writer for UF, can be reached at bradbuck@u .edu. DAY OF RECKONING Our heart remembers and mourns the loss of the innocent victims murdered that tragic September morning, 9/11/2001, 13 years ago today. Bin Ladens evil terrorist regime plotted a surprise attack on our homeland. It was a deliberate, brutal massacre just as Bin Laden planned. Our nation was outraged, and vowed to capture the worlds most wanted man. It took almost 10 years of diligent searching to locate Bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan. Our special forces immediately ambushed him in this forti ed compound with a dead or alive command. He died the sinners fate, May 2, 2011 when he met his maker with innocent blood on his hands. We will continue to ght the spread of terrorism throughout our land; for love of country and Gods blessings to be an American. God Bless America Mary Westberg Apalachicola airport experience friendly, helpful In support of Crystal Air, here are the facts we have experienced at our airport: 1. Airport and facilities are neat, clean and well-maintained, hangar bathrooms included. 2. Staff is professional, friendly and most helpful. 3. Fuel has always been available, except for one day that we know of. 4. Fuel price is the best and most competitive in the Panhandle. 5. Rental car operation is excellent and a necessary amenity. 6. Free crew car available, another major asset, thanks to Alan Pierce for donation. In our aircraft business and recreational ying, we experience small airports all over the world. Crystal Air has showcased our airport in a competitive and professional manner. They have only been in operation for two years, a dif cult time for any new business, especially when air traf c is sparse. Our airport is a valuable asset to our community. In order to attract more air traf c, it is important to have a stable operator and continuity in the amenities offered. We think they should be given an opportunity to succeed. Sherry and John Bone Global Jet, Inc. Apalachicola Educators dreams realized in students Dear old Quinn High School student Mrs. Betty Croom Wright, Oklahoma Educators Hall of Famer, Mrs. Betty Croom Wright is a graduate of Quinn High School. Betty, your classmates and the city of Apalachicola are very proud of you. And also Eula Bennett Rochelle and every teacher that gone on too. Dear old Quinn High School Back in those days, our teachers would go to our parents house, and let them know if we werent getting our lessons. They were behind our children. We had some good teachers back in those days. It will never be the same! If Mr. Watson, Mr. Speed, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Tampa were still alive today, they would be very proud of you, seeing their dreams as teachers realized in you. Every educators dream is for their students to excel and continue to do great things which you have accomplished. And it all began with them at dear old Quinn High School. We love you Betty, God Bless you, Eula Bennett Rochelle Hiring a superintendent is a better idea The general election on Nov. 4 will have a ballot measure concerning how the superintendent of schools (essentially the chief executive of cer, CEO) is to be determined: elected vs. hired. Currently, as with the school board members, the superintendent is elected based on who can muster the most votes. The only quali cations required to be superintendent is one must be 18 years old and a Franklin County resident, far fewer quali cations than the teachers and staff they will supervise. A hiring process, on the other hand, allows for requiring speci c skill sets and quali cations in order for the applicant to be considered for the position. Examples of speci c experience needed for a superintendent of schools include an education background and nancial management knowledge with proven ability for managing a budget of $23 million. Personnel management experience is necessary for managing the 200plus school district employees. Administrative skills are necessary for staying on top of the many federal, state and local grants the school receives so those dollars are effectively spent and deadlines are not missed and supporting dollars are not lost. A superintendent needs to keep an eye on the ever-changing rules and regulations, recognize the effect and prepare for those changes. The superintendent must be able to provide administrative leadership when it comes to making decisions regarding the important and costly support activities such as the technological investments, maintenance of the large school facility and grounds, a large transportation system as well as a major food services operation. A hired superintendent will have a contract that clearly states expectations, performance measures and benchmarks, that if not achieved could result in dismissal. Currently, Franklin County citizens must wait for the next election cycle to remove a superintendent regardless of performance. A hiring process allows the net to be cast even wider so the possibility of nding someone with all the necessary quali cations, skills and experience is greater. A bigger pool of quali ed applicants can be drawn from. Just ask yourself this question, Who do I know that has the necessary quali cations to transition our poorly performing school into a B school (or better) and is also willing to run an expensive election campaign? If you do know such a person, they could apply under a hiring system and would be considered for the position, and if they have the necessary quali cations, they would have a clear advantage, a leg up on outside competition because they know the kids and the parents, they know the culture and what makes Franklin County so special. Voting Yes on the upcoming education measure is voting Yes for a quality education for our kids. Margo Posten Citizens for Quality Education (CQED) CITIZENS FOR QUALITY EDUCATION FORMED The Citizens for Quality Education led papers in July with the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, to qualify as a political committee. It is described as a citizen group made up of parents, teachers and community members that are concerned about the level of quality education in Franklin County. Chairing CQED is Dottye Thornburg of St. George Island; vice chair is Pamela Shiver of Eastpoint; secretary is Margaret Posten of Apalachicola; and treasurer is Elizabeth Sisung of Eastpoint. For questions or more information, email email@example.com. Namath, Bob Seger and a market atline MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook UF: Recreational anglers could be entitled to millions SHERRY LARKIN UF food and resource economics professor Letters to the EDITOR
The Times | A5 Thursday, September 11, 2014 In 1914, 100 years ago, the front page of The Times second September paper featured some unusually dramatic stories that are reprinted here. One has to wonder if citizens reading about the weeks events were concerned that the moral tone of the town was slipping. Bad language and immoral behavior were front-page news. Prominent Men Fall Out A trial before the Mayor in the presence of many citizens Mr. John G. Ruge charged with disorderly conduct is ned $6 and costs by Mayor Teague Long before Mayor Teague took his chair in the city courtroom Wednesday morning; all the available seats in the courtroom were occupied by citizens attracted by the prominence of the actors in the drama. When Mayor Teague appeared, another crowd of citizens surged into the courtroom behind him, satised to stand while the court proceeded with the work at hand. Attorney C. H. B. Floyd soon appeared with his client, Mr. John G. Ruge, who was charged in an afdavit made by Mr. C. I. Henry with having used unbecoming language to the complainant in a public place, to wit, the post ofce. Mr. R. Don McLeod, Jr., represented the complainant. After the attorneys held a short conference in the adjoining room, Mr. McLeod made out a new afdavit and presented it to his client, Mr. Henry, for his signature, this proceeding nished, the attorneys announced ready for trial and Marshall Murphy opened the court with the usual proclamation. The citys witnesses were sworn by Mr. McLeod. Mr. Floyd objected on the ground that the mayor was the proper person to administer the oath. Yielding to the objection, Mr. Teague then administered the oath. Mr. Floyd then asked that witnesses be placed under the rule. No objection being offered, the witnesses, with the exception of Mr. Henry, were requested to retire and not to talk about the case amongst themselves or to other parties. Mr. Henrys statement in effect was that Mr. Ruge came to the post ofce Tuesday morning for his mail, and that he found one or more letters in his lock box had been opened. Mr. Ruge entered the post ofce proper where Mr. Henry keeps his desk and in a loud and insulting voice upbraided Mr. Henry on account of the opened letters that he found in his lock box. The witnesses stated that he told Mr. Ruge that he had just returned from his vacation and that he did not know who opened his letters. The witness also swore that Mr. Ruge was angry and that he used cuss words. Mr. Henry admitted that later Mr. Ruge returned to the post ofce and apologized; that he had found out that his employee, Mr. Prell, had opened the letters referred to. Mr. Henry said that he refused to accept any apologies and told Mr. Ruge that he would have him arrested. Mr. Chas. Schoene, assistant postmaster, said that the language of Mr. Ruge was loud, angry and insulting; that it was loud enough to be heard for some distance. Mr. Duggar testied that he heard only a few words. Mr. Cotter heard only a few words. The city rested and Mr. Ruge took the stand in his own defense. He swore that the language used was you must take me for a dam fool; that he did not call Mr. Henry a dam Fool. At the conclusion of the testimony, after a little preliminary sparring by the attorneys Mr. Floyd opened for the defense. Those who expected pyrotechnics were disappointed. On the contrary, Mr. Floyds argument was delivered in a conversational tone without a thrill or furbelow, and lasted for about ten minutes. Mr. McLeod followed with a ten-minute talk for the prosecution. He caused a ripple through the audience by quoting a remark made by Judge Quinn, who said that he was d--tired of public insults and private apologies. At the conclusion of Mr. McLeods talk, Mayor Teague announced that he would ne the defendant $6.00 and the costs of prosecution. In the default of payment to be conned in the city jail for fteen days. And the crowd led out of the courtroom. S P ECIAL T O T HE T I M E S This photo of the Carrabelle Literary Society, circa 1900, has been enhanced by Sharon Johnson using Abobe Photoshop. Do you recognize anyone in the picture? Can you match a face to an old family photo? These would have probably have been folks from the early families of Yent, Pickett, Kelley, Gray, Kilburn and such. There are copies of the photo on display at the Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin County Library and the Carrabelle History Museum for people to see as well. If you recognize anyone, contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 697-2141. Who called whom a dam fool? Death of a 14-year-old wife She tramped over the country as his wife He has a wife and child in Alabama Tuesday of this week a little girl age 14, supposed to be the wife of Malone Pinkard, who was recently taken to Calhoun County to nish serving a sentence of imprisonment, died at the boarding house of Mrs. Summerford on Water Street. Her death was caused from fever. Learning of the pitiful case, several ladies of Apalachicola attended the funeral and took quantities of owers, which were used in decorating the grave in Magnolia Cemetery. The name was Idella Mosely. She was originally of Tennessee, but more recently of Elmore, Ala., where her father, stepmother, sister and two brothers reside. While living at Elmore, she met Malone Pinkard, and he persuaded her to run away with him and marry him. After the marriage, Pinkard told his young wife that he had a lot of money at Tallahassee, Fla., and that it was necessary for him to go and get it. The man and the girl set out on a tramp through the country, making their way to Tallahassee. Arriving at Tallahassee, Pinkard informed the girl that the money was at Carrabelle, and they began their tramp over the railroad track. The girl told Mrs. Summerford that at times she was faint from hunger, tired in body and soul. Her feet were blistered from the hot sands, and the few clothes she wore were in rags. Idella Mosely said that on July 13, 1913, she married Malone Pinkard at Raymond, Ala. She died thirteen months after the marriage. On May 14, the couple reached Apalachicola and sought a home with Mrs. Summerford, who gave the child a motherly sympathy and love. She told Mrs. Summerford of her many trials with Pinkard, and she carried to the day of her death injuries received at his hands. A few days before her death, an ofcer came to Apalachicola and arrested Pinkard and took him to Dalkieth, Fla., to nish serving a sentence imposed on him by the court. The ofcer told the child that Pinkard had a living wife and child, and this was the rst she knew that he was a married man. The real wife and child also visited Apalachicola and conrmed the story of the mans depravity. The news was a terrible blow to the child and this aggravated her mental trouble and she soon sickened and died. The father is a poor man, with a decrepit son on his hands to support. His wages earned at a sawmill barely give him enough money to feed himself and family. He received a letter from Apalachicola telling about his daughter, and he promised to send her enough money to bring her to him, but the dimes he could save were very few, and the pile grew so slowly it has not reached the point where it would have paid the passage home. T he Five H undred C lub Delightfully entertained Thursday Afternoon by Miss Ouida Ingram The Five Hundred Club was delightfully entertained Thursday evening by Miss Ouida Ingman. There were present Mesdames Emory Spear, Will T. Wing, Misses Rosalee Flatauer, Miriam Marks, Genevieve Pierce, Cadene Montgomery, Genevieve Smith, Marion Wakeeld, May Spear, Inez Johnston. The guests were Misses Martha Stovall, Marie Buzzett, Lizzie Long, Minnie Witherspoon, Mrs. P. H. Ploeger. To the surprise of the club, Mr. Louis Long served refreshments, wearing a boudoir cap and embroidered apron. A delicious salad course was served for the rst course and iced tea with cherries and pineapple cake for the second course. Misses Miriam Marks and Marion Wakeeld cut for the high prize, the former winning a sterling silver nail buffer. Miss Genevieve Smith won the booby--a hat broom. Dont forget Oyster Day Every year about the time of the autumnal equinox, the oysters in Apalachicola Bay commence to open. From that time until May, things are lively down at the mouth of the Apalachicola River. The opening of the oysters is a signal for the city of Apalachicola to open up. Accordingly, the gates of the town are taken off their hinges, and the citizens open their pocket books, the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, the Flint and the Chipola open their ood gates, the railroads put on more coaches and open wide the throttles of the locomotives that are to pull the buyers to town, and the oysters and the people open their hearts to the visitors and the latch string on every house in town is tied to the front gate. On August 25, the Apalachicola oyster dealers met with the Chamber of Commerce in the latters rooms for the purpose of discussing and formulating plans for inviting all oyster dealers who reside in Georgia, Alabama and Florida to visit Apalachicola on September 22, 23 and 24 to arrange for their entertainment while here. Hon. S. E. Teague was elected temporary president and W. P. Dodd temporary secretary of the meeting. Mr. R. R. Rice explained in detail the plan of inviting and entertaining the oyster dealers to visit Apalachicola to assist in their entertainment while here. Mr. T. M. True, General Freight Agent for the Apalachicola Northern Railway was present and assured the meeting that he would use his best efforts to get reduced rates to Apalachicola on this occasion, and felt sure that he would succeed in getting satisfactory rates. Services at T rinity C hurch Special Service at the Episcopal Church on Sunday evening in the interest of Peace Intercession to Almighty God that the war in Europe may stop and peace be restored. Every Christian should be present at one of the services on that day. It is not only their privilege but their duty. Come and help with your presence. Thomas J. Purdue, Pastor DO YOU RECOGNIZE A LITERARY ANCESTOR? Sad death of a wronged child F L O RI D A M E MO RY P R OJ ECT John G. Ruge F L O RI D A M E MO RY P R OJ ECT R. Don McLeod
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A pu b li c he ari ng to mak e a FI NA L DE CI SI ON on th e bu dge t AND TA XE S wi ll be he ld on MOND AY SE PT EM BE R 15 20 14 5: 15 PM at FR AN KL IN CO UN TY CO UR TH OU SE AN NE X CO UN TY CO MMIS SI ON ME ET ING RO OM 34 FO RB ES ST RE ET AP AL AC HI CO LA FL OR ID A Local A6 | The Times Thursday, September 11, 2014 Southerland touts WRRDA act By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com District 2 Congressman Steve Southerland said Con gress might nally take a hand in ending the water wars between Alabama, Florida and Georgia. On Sept. 2, District 2 Congressman Steve South erland made an impromptu visit to the county commis sion meeting to discuss the recently passed Water Re sources Reform and Devel opment Act. According to literature produced by the Congres sional Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Through WRRDA, Con gress au thorizes the key mis sions of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, including developing, maintain ing, and supporting the Nations economically vi tal waterway infrastructure and supporting effective and targeted ood protection and environmental restoration needs. WRRDA also pro vides Congress the opportu nity to make much-needed policy reforms, strengthen oversight, cut red tape, re duce bureaucracy, and open the door to innovation and stronger partnerships that will improve infrastructure development. The rst WRRDA was passed by Congress in 1986. Since then, it has been re viewed and reauthorized every seven years. WRRDA was last revised in 2007. Southerland told commis sioners a number of reforms in the current WRRDA are worth noting. For one thing, he said, WRRDA will now be reviewed every two years to allow adjustments for natu ral changes like hurricanes. Perhaps most signicant for Franklin County is the fact that in the 2014 WRRDA Congress has granted itself the power to intervene in the water wars. Souther land said the new law ex presses, a desire that the states work their will and come to an agreement. However, if, as is the case over the last several decades and they are un able to do that, if they do not reach that agreement, Con gress should get involved. Congress has not had that authority based on existing law. It was never said Con gress would weigh in on this issue. He said Franklin County has been ground zero for the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint (ACF) water wars for many years. Up to this point, the Corps, in our opinion, has not taken in to consideration, as they should, challenges and downstream considerations as a result of restricted wa ter ows, Southerland said. If Congress oversees the Corps we should be able to step in and exercise its au thority over an agency that we believe is misinterpret ing the water laws. We know what it means to shellshing here. Southerland said he felt it was important to inform Franklin County commu nity leaders about the sig nicance of the change in Congressional oversight. He said supporters of the new WRRDA are moving forward with multiple plans for reso lution of current conicts in spite of the fact Georgia and Florida are once again em broiled in a lawsuit over wa ter distribution. All 27 members of Flor idas legislative delegation have joined in a biparti san effort to support fairer water distribution, he said. Southerland said WRD DA would have enormous economic implications for the state as a whole. He said Floridas ports must be ready for the reopening of the Panama Canal in 2015. The canal is currently closed for an upgrade. To prepare for increased trafc from the canal, South erland said, WRRDA 2014 gives the Corps authority to dredge harbors, where it is needed, and preserves the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to provide funding. He said, in the past, the trust fund was used as a slush fund and much of the money was side tracked to projects for which it was not intended. He said Florida would receive 25 per cent of the funds earmarked for dredging projects. Florida is the 14th larg est economy in the world and the gateway to Central and South America, he said. He called Gulf, Wakulla and Franklin counties are symbiotic partners and said the upgrade of the deepwater harbor in Port St. Joe is im portant to all three counties. In an article published in May, Mark Szakonyi, senior editor of the Journal of Com merce, said that funding for harbor upgrades promised by WRRDA might not be delivered. Congressional appropri ators, or those with the purse strings, arent bound to follow the guidance set forth by the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, he wrote. Just because Congress promises to send hundreds of millions of dollars more annually to U.S. ports and more fairly distribute the funding doesnt mean its go ing to happen. The bill sets targets for reforming the Harbor Main tenance Trust Fund so that all the money will go back to ports by scal 2025, but there is no mandate or trigger to force Congress to back up its goals with dollars, said Paul Bea, principal of mari time consultant PHB Public Affairs. Currently, only half of the $1.8 billion collected in harbor maintenance taxes a 0.125 percent levy of the value of imported cargo goes back to ports, with the rest being used to plug federal budget holes, Bea said. During the question por tion of Southerlands pre sentation, Commissioner Pinki Jackel brought up the topic of the Eastpoint Channel. She thanked Southerland for help in obtaining the nec essary permits to dredge the channel and asked when funds to do the work might become available. She said the county has now been in possession of the permits for two years. Chair Cheryl Sanders said $2 million had been earmarked for the proj ect, in 2005, but, when Ka trina devastated the Gulf Coast to the west, federal funding for Franklin County had been sidetracked to Louisiana. We believe $2 million is owed to Franklin County congressionally, Jackel said. The promise to return (the earmarked money) has not been kept. Southerland thanked the commissioners for bringing the subject to his attention but promised no specic timeline. The Corps is very aware of this issue and they are aware of the irritation this member of Congress feels on this issue, he said. I feel the Corps wants to make this right and understands the economic signicance of that dredge. Your inconvenience is noted. We will continue to push Following his presenta tion, Southerland accom panied Shannon Hartseld, president of the Franklin County Seafood Workers As sociation, to Eastpoint where he traveled by boat to the oyster bars for a fact-nding session about the state of the bay. STEVE SOUTHERLAND Beshears receives League of Cities award in Monticello Special to the Times State Representative Halsey Beshears was presented the Flori da League of Cities 2014 Legislative Appreciation Award at the Monticello City Council meeting last month by Ryan Matthews of the Leagues advocacy team. Matthews on Aug. 5 spoke of Beshears steadfast support of small cities within House District 7 saying, Hes passionate about small communities and local governments. The Legislative Appreciation Award recipients are legislators who work closely with the Leagues advocacy team and demonstrate strong and consistent support of municipal home rule issues, said Florida League of Cities legislative director Scott Dudley. The League of Cities legislative agenda this past session included the protection of home rule powers and the prestigious award was present ed to the freshman legislator for his consistent efforts to protect the home rule powers during the 2014 regular session. On behalf of Floridas 410 cit ies and the thousands of municipal ofcials, elected and unelected, the Florida League of Cities is happy to rec ognize Representative Beshears for his support, Dudley said. He has been a great partner to rally support for League posi tions. It is clear that he believes that the level of government closest to the people should make the deci sions that affect the quality of life of the citizens they have been elected to rep resent. We owe him a great deal of thanks. SPECIAL TO THE T IME S Halsey Beshears, left, and Ryan Matthews. Southerland said the new law expresses, a desire that the states work their will and come to an agreement. However, if, as is the case over the last several decades and they are unable to do that, if they do not reach that agreement, Congress should get involved. Congress has not had that authority based on existing law. It was never said Congress would weigh in on this issue.
From staff reports Friends to gather for Bill Kollar A gathering of friends is planned for William B. Bill Kollar, who passed away Aug. 28 at age 52. Friends and family are invited to meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the home of Susan Bassett, 1423 Evodia St. in the Plantation on St. George Island. Dress is casual, children are most welcomed and light refreshments will be served. At the Plantation security gate, mention you are going to Susan Bassetts for the Kollar gathering. Evodia is the fth street on the right, and the Bassett home is the third on the left. If you would like to help, call Terry Kemp at 653-6089. Delegation hearing Sept. 29 in Apalachicola The Franklin County state legislative delegation will host a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Apalachicola at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 37 Forbes St., Apalachicola. All residents and elected ofcials are invited to attend. This hearing will allow residents the opportunity to meet their state legislators, discuss concerns, ask questions and offer comments for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. For more information, call Marcia Mathis at 487-5003 or send an email to Marcia at mathis. firstname.lastname@example.org. Weems satisfaction report for July Based on exit polling, 98 percent of the people who visited Weems Memorial Hospitals emergency room during the month of July were satised with the treatment they receive. Patients cited the convenient location, friendliness and promptness of the staff and cleanliness of the facility as reasons why their experience was positive. Some criticisms that surfaced in the polling was that the hospital offered limited television choices and poor reception, poor food quality and poor lighting in the rooms. 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I wo ul d lik e to giv e a sp ec ia l th an k yo u to th e in di vi du al s wh o en do rs ed me an d to my ve ry ha rd wo rk in g el ec ti on vo lu nt ee rs Wit ho ut yo u, th is wo ul d no t ha ve be en po ss ib le I al so wo ul d lik e to app la ud my fe ll ow can di da te s fo r a job we ll do ne Du ri ng th e ne xt fo ur ye ar s as a sc ho ol bo ar d me mb er I lo ok fo rw ar d to he ar in g fr om yo u an d li st en in g to yo ur co nc ern s an d wo rki ng wi th yo u to be tt er ou r sc ho ol sy st em So on ce ag ai n, th an k yo u fo r al l yo ur su pp or t! Go Se ah aw ks !!!! Si nc er el y, Pa me la Ma rs ha ll Arrest REPOR T The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Highway Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Aug. 29 Kayla Rogers, 32, Apalachicola, sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing (FCSO) Aug. 31 Lacy Campbell, 34, Carrabelle, driving while license suspended or revoked (CPD) James Yon, 48, Eastpoint, trespass on property after warning (FCSO) Sept. 1 Kevin Grifth, 28, Minot, North Dakota, domestic battery (CPD) Cory Lee, 22, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Sept. 2 Robert S. Parks, 31, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) George F. Cargill, 43, Apalachicola, felony driving while license suspended or revoked, and violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 3 Edward V. Keil, 22, Eastpoint, reckless driving, and no valid drivers license (FCSO) Christopher A. West, 23, Eastpoint, two counts of burglary of a structure (FCSO) Linda J. Tucker, 54, Eastpoint, felony violation of probation (FCSO) Lenanya Q. Morris, 22, Apalachicola, felony violation of probation (APD) Gerald H. Kent, Jr., 41, Apalachicola, battery by an inmate (FCSO) Nathaniel W. Lee, 25, Apalachicola, burglary or attempted burglary of a structure (FCSO) Melinda L. Tipton, 42, Interlachen, felony violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 4 Kayla Osburn, 22, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) Nathaniel A. Wilbanks, 25, Greenville, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Thomas Juan, 27, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Eric A. Tatum, 34, Carrabelle, battery (FCSO) Robert C. Buffkin, 50, Carrabelle, boating under the inuence, and withholding child support (FWC) Sept. 6 Jeremy T. Stanley, 27, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD) Sept. 7 Mark A. Williams, 35, Apalachicola, DUI (APD) L O IS SW O B O DA | The Times A view last week of the house where the re occurred. Woman perishes in Carrabelle re By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com One woman was killed in a house re in Carrabelle last month. Police Chief Craig Kincaid said his ofce received a 911 call at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, reporting a re at 304 West 13th St. Ofcer Amber Cardwell, rst on the scene, found the living room of the house engulfed in ames and smoke pouring from the windows. Minutes later, Sheriffs Deputy Kevin Shuman arrived. The two poured in water through the windows and Cardwell kicked in the front door but smoke was too thick to allow entry. Kincaid arrived, and the three were informed 71year-old Julia Thompson was probably in the house. The Carrabelle, Lanark Village and Eastpoint volunteer re departments all responded and the ames were extinguished in about 35 minutes. Kincaid said the re apparently started on the couch in the living room and may have been related to tobacco use. He said, based on result of a medical investigation, Thompson died of smoke inhalation. Her adult son, Vernon Thompson Jr., who also lived in the house, was at work when the re occurred. Kincaid said the blaze is under investigation by the State Fire Marshalls ofce, with investigator Christina Reese leading the inquiry. News BRIEFS Video equipment damaged at Camp Gordon Johnston By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com Movie presentations are indenitely suspended at the Camp Gordon John ston Museum in Carrabelle because of a roof leak this week. Camp Gordon John ston Association President Tony Minichiello said water poured into the projection room on Wednesday damag ing the at screen television and Blu-ray player used to present classic lms. He said about $3000 worth of equipment was destroyed. Carrabelle City Admin istrator Courtney Millender said the citys insurance should cover the loss. Minichiello said the museum collection has in creased dramatically since it acquired space in the Car rabelle Municipal Center ve years ago. He urged history buffs to come and view the new exhibits in the Carrabelle Municipal Com plex, 1001 Gray Ave. The Camp Gordon John ston Association is seeking to build its own building on property near Carrabelle Beach where training ex ercises for the World War II camp took place. To learn more or donate to the build ing fund go to www.camp gordonjohnston.com. You can learn more about the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Mu seum and download direc tions at www.CampGordon Johnston.com. Email the associa tion at campgordonjohn email@example.com or call 697-8575.
Local A8 | The Times Thursday, September 11, 2014 Pe t of th e We ek We ha ve 3 wh it e ki tt en s an d th ei r go rge ou s mo th er av ai la bl e fo r adop ti on Th ey wo n' t be re le as ed fo r an ot he r mo nt h as th ey ar en 't we an ed ye t but yo u ca n ado pt th em no w an d ta ke th em hom e whe n th ey ha ve be en sp ay ed an d ne ut er ed at 2 mon th s. Th er e is 1 ma le an d 2 fe mal es st il l ava il ab le an d of co ur se ma ma ne ed s a ho me as we ll Co me to th e sh el te r to me et CR YS TA L an d he r be au ti fu l ba bi es 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 way s lo ok in g fo r pe opl e wi lli ng to bri ng on e of ou r an im al s int o th ei r ho me to be fo st er ed fo r va ri ou s ne ed s. An yt im e yo u can spa re wo ul d be gr ea tl y ap pr ec iat ed Ca ll Ka re n at 67 084 17 fo r mor e det ai ls or vi sit th e Fr an kl in Co un ty Huma ne Soc iet y at 24 4 St at e Ro ad 65 in Ea st po in t. Yo u ma y lo gon to th e we bsit e at www .f or go tt en pe ts or g to se e mor e of ou r adop tab le pe ts 1118333 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDIN ANCE Notice is gi ve n tha t on the 16th da y of September 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (ET), in the courtr oom at the Courthouse Anne x, loca ted at 34 Fo rbes Str eet, Ap alachicola, Florida, the Fr anklin County Boar d of County Commissioners shall conduct a pub lic hearing to consider adopting a county or dinance entitled: AN ORDIN ANCE LEVYING AND IMPOSING AN ADDITION AL TW O CENT TOURIST DEVEL OPMENT TA X; PR OV IDING FOR USE OF THE TOURIST DEVEL OPMENT TA X; PR OV IDING FOR VO TER APPR OV AL; PR OV IDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DA TE. T he pub lic is in vited to at tend the pub lic hearing. Those persons wh o desir e to speak re gar ding the adoption of t he or dinance ma y ap pear at the hearing and shall be hear d. The pr oposed or dinance is on le with, and ma y be vie we d at the of ce of the Cler k of Court at the Fr anklin County Courthouse wh ich is loca ted at 33 Mar ke t Str eet, Ap alachicola, Florida. The meeting ro om is handica p accessib le; ho we ve r, those persons wh o ma y re quir e special assistance to at tend the pub lic meeting mu st mak e arr angements in ad va nce by calling deputy cler k Michael Mor on at 85 0-653-8161, x100 at least tw o bu siness da ys in ad va nce of the meeting. A ny person wh o ma y desir e to challenge the outcome of the meeting is re sponsib le fo r re cor ding a ve rba tim tr anscript of the meeting. Al-Anon Family Groups Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose, to help families and friends of alcoholics. If you are concerned with someone elses drinking, the Al-Anon program can help you. TUESDAY Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church, Benedict Hall, 79 Sixth St. 6 to 7 p.m. Open Discussion FRIDAY Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First Street 6 to 7 p.m. Open Discussion AA meeting schedule The following is the updated schedule for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and the St. George Island areas. For more information, call the Hotline at 653-2000. MONDAY Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 Sixth St. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Closed Discussion TUESDAY Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church Noon1 p.m. Open Discussion Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First St. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Big Book/12&12, Open WEDNESDAY Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 6-7 p.m. Womens AA, Closed 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mens AA, Closed THURSDAY Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church Noon-1 p.m. Open Discussion St. George Island United Methodist, 201 E Gulf Beach Drive 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Discussion. FRIDAY Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 5:30-6:30 p.m. Open Discussion Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Discussion SATURDAY Alligator Point Mission By The Sea 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discussion Group Eastpoint First United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Drive 7:30-8:30 p.m. AA Speakers Meeting, Open SUNDAY Eastpoint First United Methodist Church 7:30-8:30 p.m. AA Big Book Study, Open God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference AA MEETINGS Sizzler bene ts homeless pets Special to the Times Bob Landiss, chairman of the 2014 Sizzler Committee, at left, presents a check for $12,000 to Susan Kearney, president of the Franklin County Humane Society. Also shown, clockwise from left, are committee members Amy Hodson, Barbara Iman, Shane Kelly (representing Harry As which catered the post-race party), Hobson Fulmer, Pete Ritch and Rosie the Rescue Dog. This presentation was made possible by the success of the August 9 St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race and One-Mile Fun Run. Thanks to the 300 runners and party attendees, sponsors and volunteers, the homeless dogs and cats in Franklin County can continue to receive help. Calling all singers and songwriters From staff reports You can make the Crooked River Lighthouse legendary. Write an original song about the lighthouse. The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association is offering a $200 cash prize plus a coastal holiday package for the best song written about our local maritime heritage. The name Crooked River Lighthouse must be distinctly heard in the song. Franklin Countys colorful history of the Forgotten Coast is full of fascinating true stories that easily can spark the creation of lyrics hurricanes and fallen lighthouses, shipwrecks and survivors. Guidelines are that the song is limited to no more than four minutes, and must re ect our local maritime heritage of the North Florida Gulf Coast (and include Crooked River Lighthouse in the lyrics). Send the $10 entry fee, along with your name, telephone number, email address, a lyrics sheet and a good quality MP3 format recording of your song on CD (no videos) to Carrabelle Lighthouse Association, Box 373, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Or bring your entry materials, between noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday to the lighthouse, 1975 U.S. Highway 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, FL 32322. Delivery deadline is Saturday, Oct. 4. The songwriter retains all rights to the song, after giving Crooked River Lighthouse full permission to use it, always with full credit to author. Top-ranking songs will be featured, and the winner will be announced, at the lighthouses annual birthday celebration Lantern Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 25. You may even get air time on WOYS Oyster Radio. Visit our museum and become inspired. Call 6972732 for museum information or visit www.crookedriver lighthouse.org. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson smiles as she takes a bucket of ice water from Deputy Clerk Nedra Jefferson Friday on the courthouse steps. Johnson was taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Terry Tipton in the property appraisers of ce and John Crawford, clerk of courts in Nassau County. I stand outside the courthouse in beautiful, historic Apalachicola to ful ll this challenge and bring awareness of this very worthy cause, she said before taking the plunge. I continue and forward my friend John Crawfords challenge to my fellow court clerks throughout Florida. Johnson said a donation will be made to the ALS Association. Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES COOLING OFF
The Times | A9 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Hope to see you at lunch this afternoon. Yes, were back on a weekly schedule at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Just follow the trafc up Tallahassee Street to Avenue F. Turn left, one block and youre there. Sarge and his helpers will have a good meal ready for you, and your donation of $5 will be collected at the desk just inside Joe and Rose Lindsay Hall. Chow line forms at noon. Enjoy! Stop by Chillas Hall and enjoy the coffee with your friends and neighbors from 9 to 11 a.m. This is our season opening, and we will have coffee Monday through Friday during the season. Coffee is 30 cents, and there just might be something to go along with it. On Thursdays, the coffee is free. The gentleman from the Veterans Administration will be there to answer any of your questions. Hope to see you there. Oh, yes we do. Every Friday night is hamburger and chip night at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, and Sunday is pizza. No smoking in the lounge, either night, until after 8 p.m. Hamburgers and chips require a donation of $6 and orders are taken after 6 p.m. Pizza by the slice takes a donation of $1. Whole pizza is $8 and pizza on the run is $10. Orders taken after 5 p.m. To order by phone, dial 697-9998. Yum! Yum! Start your Saturday morning off with a full breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Pancakes or French toast, bacon or sausage, eggs, grits, coffee and juice all that for a donation of $5. Cant beat that with a stick! After church on Sunday, Sept. 21, join us at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish. All you need to bring is your growling stomach. The lunch will be provided by County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders. Enjoy the lunch and visit with Cheryl. Serving begins at 1 p.m. There are still a couple of people who insist on parking in the southbound lane just in front of the post ofce. As a matter of fact, just the other day, there was a woman parked there and her car was headed north. Whats up with that? Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and remember to take a moment and pray for those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. Chillas Hall coffee, weekly lunches resume LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice 101 NE F irst Street Carrabelle SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH In recent weeks, the church I have the honor to serve as pastor made a decision to move our Sunday evening Bible study to an as announced status. This means that the church will not have a regularly scheduled service on Sunday evenings; we will celebrate the Lords Supper on Sunday evenings as announced, and the church will have some special services throughout the year on Sunday evenings. This move was motivated by a number of factors, but the most signicant consideration is our desire to be more effective in ministry in the Franklin County community. When I was in training for, and in my rst decade of, pastoral ministry, it was not unusual for churches to host eight-day revival meetings and missionary conferences that ran from Sunday to Sunday with meetings every night in between. This was commonplace, and it never really occurred to me to do anything differently. Over time, however, these meetings became less wellattended and correspondingly less effective. The factors that could contribute to this trend are not necessarily spiritual in their nature; in other words, less church attendance is not always because people are less committed to ministry and faith. In fact, my experience has been that people are willing to become more engaged in ministry, but they are less interested in large group meetings than they were in the past. For example, our church members and regular attendees are very committed to ministry. We have an uncommon circumstance at our church, where approximately 80 percent of our folks are directly engaged in ministry including music, evangelism, childrens services, transportation of people to church, Christian education and other opportunities for churchrelated work. These efforts involve the investment of time and energy to the work of the ministry, and, of course, these resources are nite in their nature. Our Baptist Hymnal states: O land of rest, for thee I sigh When will the moment come When I shall lay my armor by And dwell in peace at home? Well work till Jesus comes And well be gathered home! Likewise, dedicated Christians of every denomination and spiritual viewpoint invest their lives in the spiritual work of the churches. The lives of people in the modern world are very busy. We no longer live in a culture where most of our secular work is limited by weather, lighting conditions (thus we speak of burning the candle at both ends!), lack of transportation that enables long commutes to and from work, vacation spots, family gatherings, etc. The very opposite is true. Our lives are packed with devices that allow constant work. My situation is a great example of this phenomenon. I work as an attorney for the State of Florida, a professor of criminal justice for Liberty University and as a pastor; yet, because of modern technology, the availability of transportation for a daily commute and the support of my wife, children and church family, I am able to fulll all of these responsibilities effectively. This pace is not unique to me in our church family and in our modern lives. It is the rule rather than the exception, but the result is that on Sunday evening, I am tired! Likewise, our most dedicated people are in need of rest, family time and the opportunity to depressurize from a busy week of work and church activity. Reorganization of the church schedule and calendar is not necessarily an indication of less commitment of people who put forward a Christian world-view. My experience is that it allows more time for personal, one-on-one ministry, and it makes more energy available to invest for more effective means of ministry. I encourage more churches to consider adapting their ministry to changing cultural norms. The message of the church remains the same, but our methods of ministry must adapt. One last example demonstrates this principle. When I was younger, it was not unusual for me to take 40 or 50 minutes to deliver a sermon. I seemed to be able to keep the attention of my hearers by infusing some humor and by using applicable illustrations. Over time, however, I came to realize that shorter sermons became more effective. I now speak for approximately 25 to 30 minutes, and the ideal message has about a three-minute introduction, three segments of about six minutes in length including a transition, and a twoor three-minute conclusion. I do this on purpose and without apology; this pattern mimics the average television show in length, timing of transitions and pace. I also use visual aids such as PowerPoint, video clips and other object lessons. This is not a compromise of the Christian message; it is, as Paul said, I became all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospels sake (1 Corinthians 9:22, 23). Churches must adapt to cultural change while holding the message of Jesus Christ in trust for the generations to come. Homer I. McMillan II is pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Carrabelle. High Calling takes part in Sept. 21 Back to Church Sunday Back to Church Sunday, part of a national movement of churches across America, will be celebrated at High Calling Church, 21 Island Drive in Eastpoint, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Everyone is welcome to attend. This initiative Inviting America Back to Church seeks to reach the un-churched and de-churched, people who have never attended church, or who once attended church but dont anymore, and invite them to return on a special Sunday. In 2013, a Gallup survey stated that 87 percent of people believe in God; however, only 27 percent of those surveyed attended church in the last seven days. Additionally, 82 percent of people who dont attend church say they would attend if invited by a friend, yet only 2 percent of Christians ever invite someone to church. For Back to Church Sunday, High Calling Church will have a special service that features uplifting music, an encouraging message from the pastor, and lunch provided for all after the service. We simply want to invite as many people as possible to know Jesus, said Ron Crum Jr., lead pastor. For more information, visit www.backtochurch. com or www. highcallingchurch. org, or call 320-0409. Bobby Ray McClendon, 68, of Apalachicola died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at home, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Jasper, Ala., to Pete and Bess McClendon and grew up on Cold Springs Mountain, in Cullman County, Ala. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a disabled Vietnam veteran. He was an alumnus of the University of Alabama and worked at the University of Alabama Medical Center for 26 years, following graduation. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Tanya Money McClendon; his son Bobby Ray McClendon, Jr. (Jamie) of Allen, Texas; and two grandchildren, Griffin and Ralee McClendon, also of Allen, Texas. He is also survived by three brothers-in-law, Butch Money (Julie), Wandal Money (Glenda) and Eddie Money (Lanay); and one sisterin-law, Karen Money Caldwell (Donald). Special thanks to Aunt Bobbie Hudspeth for staying with us and keeping our home running, to Big Bend Hospice, and to family and friends that supported us and held us up in prayer. Memorization by cremation. Family memorial services held in Cold Spring Cemetery in Cold Springs, Ala.Bobby Ray McClendon Please join us at C-Quarters Marina (upstairs), 501 St. James Ave., Highway 98, Carrabelle on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. for a memorial celebration of a special life. Crystals life was full of people, adventures, love and laughter. In lieu of owers, the family asks that you consider monetary donations to Crystals children. The Centennial bank account to help is in the name of Nancy Johnson for Samantha and Mitchell Sand. Forever in our Hearts, Forever in our Memories.Crystal Amanda Sand Nov. 26, 1977 Aug. 26, 2014 CRYSTAL AMANDA SAND In memory of Alfred ONeal Shuler, Sonny, 80, of Panama City and formerly Apalachicola, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, and is sadly missed by his family. He is survived by his loving sons, Jay Gordon Shuler and Thomas Michael Shuler. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Alfred ONeal Shuler, Jr.; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Shuler; and his parents, Jay A. Shuler, Isabelle Shuler and Winnie Dodd Shuler. Sonny was born and resided in Apalachicola the majority of his life. Sonny was a well-accomplished Apalachicola citizen, contributing his time and education as a local attorney. For 43 years, he served as the Franklin County Commissions attorney. Sonny passed away in Panama City while a Franklin County Commission meeting was in mid-progress. He was a past member of the Apalachicola Rotary Club, as well as a past member of the Apalachicola Lodge 76 F&AM. Sonny was also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Apalachicola. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the First Baptist Church of Apalachicola. Interment will be at the Magnolia Cemetery. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola.Alfred ONeal Shuler ALFRED ONEAL SHULER Obituaries GUESTBOOKS View obituaries and leave condolences at www.apalachtimes.com. HOMER I. MCMILLAN II Special to the Times Churches must adapt to modern culture Faith BRIEFS Faith
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Plenty of bull minnows are available for bait and this should help improve you hook-ups on ounder. Inshore shing is improving as we enter into September and cooler weather. We are seeing good red sh around the Crooked Island area and into east Bay as well. Large schools of slot-sized sh are running the beaches so get out there. Blacks Island area is also showing signs of life again this week as many anglers have caught smaller trout but in good number using live shrimp and a popping cork. Fall weather is on the way, so get your mind into some great shing plans for the bay this weekend. By FRANK SARGEANT Frankmako1@outlook.com It is a migration on a scale seen on Africas Serengeti Plains, and yet it all goes by almost unseen beneath the blue-green surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Each fall, the massive schools of king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, little tunny (AKA bonito) blue sh and other game sh that have spent the summer in Panhandle waters become restless about mid-September with the shortening days and the gradual decline in water temperature. The bait sh they live on are the primary driving factor, vast masses of cigar minnows, thread ns, sardines and other small, silvery creatures that create a moveable feast; where they go, the predators will not be far behind, and as the Gulf temperature drops from the 80s into the 70s usually around the end of October or the rst of November, the race will be on. The bait often leads the train of predators near the beaches, perhaps because thats where the microscopic plankton they feed on is most abundant, and the massing of the kings and Spanish and other species brings on a similar restlessness in Panhandle anglers its time to forsake the air conditioning and head for the boat ramps and marinas once more the Fall Run is on. the Moveable Feast Fall kings and Spanish have a nal ing in Panhandle waters SCOTT MOORE | Contributed photo FRANK SARGEANT | Contributed photo Both Spanish and king mackerel will readily attack a rigged bait trolled around the schools. At top, big kings like this one are most commonly caught on live baits drifted or slow trolled around structure. See MACKEREL A13 Sign up for WILD WEEK island tours Special to The Times WILD Week, which stands for Wonder Inspire Learn Do, all of which can occur on St. Vincent Island, will take place during National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 12-18). During the dates of Oct. 14-18 there will be a themed tour of the entire island each day. Each tour will have a narrator and a specialist who share their knowledge about the island and the featured theme of that days tour. The focus of each of the ve tours will be Photography, History of St. Vincent Island, Birds, Native Plants, and a Kids/ Family oriented tour. More speci c information about the WILD Week tours will be posted on the Events page on the Supporters website at www.stvincentfriends.com. Reservations for the tours will be on a rst-come/ rst-served basis and must be made on the Supporters of St. Vincent BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND See ISLAND TOURS A13 A forgotten fruit for the Forgotten Coast By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Right now, Butia capitata, also known as jelly palm or pindo palm, is loaded with fruit but nobody seems to care. Ripe fruit are about the size of large cherry, and yellowish/orange, but also can include a blush towards the tip. The taste has been described as having elements of pineapple, apricot and vanilla and can vary depending on soil conditions. This very hardy palm is native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It grows to be up to 18 feet tall but the growth is slow and steady. On the East Coast of the United States, it is grown as a landscape plant as far north as Virginia Beach and Seattle, Washington on the west coast. The palm will grow in full sun to moderate shade. The fronds grow longer in shady situations. Jelly palms prefer sandy, well-drained soil but are adaptable and are very drought tolerant. Regular watering and feeding will produce a faster growing, more attractive palm. This graceful plant is used in groupings in the landscape and further south, behind the dunes in beach plantings. The jelly palm produces an elaborate owering structure called an in orescence. Orange fruit forms on these structures after the female owers have been pollinated. Jelly palm fruit was once the stable of every Southern yard that didnt dip below 12 degrees F degrees See FORGOTTEN A13 BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda
By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin County Schools girls golf team defeated Florida High, tied with Chiles and lost to John Paul II on Sept. 2 at Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee. Sophomore Megan Collins was the low scorer with a 42. Eighth-grader Melanie Collins shot 48, while senior Calli Westbrook shot 62. Eighthgrader Alexus Johnson red a 66 and sixth-grader Abby Johnson had a 71. The next day, St. James Bay hosted the girls rst home match of the year, and the team defeated Wakulla while losing for the third time this year to John Paul II. We had our team best score of the season today (209) and played JPII much tougher than the previous two times, head coach Scott Collins said. Megan Collins red another 42, Melanie Collins shot 45, Callie Westbrook and Alexus Johnson each shot 61 while Abby Johnson shot 72. St. James Bay is in such great condition and everyone there has been more than hospitable to our team and our opponents. Our team is proud to have such an outstanding home course, Collins said. The team improved its record to 7-3, with one tie, and hosted another tournament Sept. 9, versus Wakulla, Aucilla and Branford. Special to the Times The Franklin County High School boys track team will be paced by junior Maliek Rhodes and senior Chandler White, both of whom gure to be two of the top ve individuals within the district. Maliek is the leader and captain of an inexperienced but extremely talented boys team, said Jason Luquis, who coaches the boys cross country team and the boys and girls track teams. Juniors Shane Bellew and Bryce Tobin, and freshmen Simon Hodgson, Matthew Turner and Bryan Bar eld round out the varsity squad for a rst-year program already hungry to qualify for state in its rst year. The girls team is much younger and likely will be led by sophomore Adriana Butler, who has been splitting time between volleyball and cross country and looks to be the top girl on a young squad. Seventh-grader Rosie Davis and sixth-grader Arryona Cargill get better by the day and each are just starting to gure out just how good they can be, Luquis said. Sophomores Chelsea Register, Jencyn Stultz and Jayla Alley and senior Andrea Pineda round out the varsity squad for a very young girls team. Junior varsity runners include sixth-grader Makayla Varner, seventh-graders Tommy Varner, sophomores Eve Bond and Bianca Huber, and junior Jose Pineda. The team opened Saturday with the Cougar XC Challenge at Elinor KlappPhipps Park in Tallahassee. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com It took turnovers, even more than the threat of lightning strikes, to spoil Franklin Countys home opener Friday night. After of cials, concerned about a bolt from the blue, interrupted the second quarter for nearly an hour and sent both teams to their locker rooms, the Eagle View Academy Warriors, a Class 2A school from Jacksonville, picked up where they left off, and went on to a 28-14 win. Back on the eld, on the rst play from scrimmage at the Franklin County 31, senior quarterback Travis Jarrell threw a quick strike to sophomore wide receiver Shane Sanderson, who ran it in to give Eagle View a 14-0 lead with 6:16 left in the half. The Seahawks got the ball back and were driving without a huddle with time running out until, with 26 seconds left, Seahawk senior running back Cole Wheeler fumbled and senior Ryan Criswell pounced on the ball. Two plays later, Jarrell connected on a long pass to Criswells identical twin, Rhett, and then with 10 seconds left, threw a 20-yarder to senior Austin Sanders for a 20-0 lead at the half. The Warriors rst score of the night, a 23-yard run by senior Dalton Bishop, had come after Bishop scooped up a fumble by Seahawk sophomore Marshall Sweet. Weve got to limit the turnovers, Franklin County Coach Aaron York said. We fought, we battled, we put ourselves in battle to win the ballgame. We are closing the gap against our opponent, he said. If we can eliminate the turnovers, we will see a different outcome. The second half proved a much tighter affair. With 9:51 left in the third, Jarrell threw a 10-yard scoring strike to Rhett Criswell, followed by a two-point conversion by junior Tanner Korn, who also kicked two extra points. Trailing 28-0, the Seahawks got on the board with 3:22 left in the third when Sweet swept right from 10 yards out for the score. Junior quarterback Josue Barahona kicked the rst of his two extra points. After an interception by Sanderson got them back the ball, the Warriors were threatening early in the fourth quarter, when Jarrell tried a backwards pass that was bobbled by the receiver. Seahawk sophomore OShea Williams scooped up the live ball and ran it back 65 yards down the sidelines to slice the de cit to 28-14 with nearly 10 minutes left to play. The kids fought hard in the fourth quarter to make a game of it, York said. They have a great attitude for this week and will be ready to compete Friday at home against a good Sneads team. Leading the team offensively was sophomore running back Marshall Sweet, who carried the ball 17 times for 78 yards, and caught one pass for 26 yards. Defensive leaders were Wheeler, with 10 tackles and one sack, and freshman Athen Dempsey, who had six tackles, two pass break-ups, and two tackles for a loss. Our team would like to thank all the fans for sticking it out during the weather delay, York said. Im glad we got it in after the weather broke, Eagle View Coach Jerry Kraft said. The break didnt help us or hurt us, It was just fun to come out and nish it up. Running for the Bay Marathon Sunda y Oc to be r 26, 2014 In beautiful Ap alachic ola, FL Fu ll Ma ra thon, Half Ma ra thon, 10K 5K & Ul tr a50K Registration Now Open! Re gi st er online at running fo rt heba y. co m fr iends@running fo rt heba y. co m CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, September 11, 2014 A Page 11 Section Seahawks dodge lightning, but not Eagle View PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Seahawk junior quarterback Josue Barahona bobbles the ball, but manages to pounce on it, in the rst quarter against Eagle View. Varsity cheerleading captain Kelsey Shuler cheers on the team. Coach Aaron York talks to his team after a hard-fought game against Eagle View. Rhodes, White to pace Franklin County High track team UPCOMING SCHEDULE Saturday, Sept. 13: 13th annual Bay Invitational at Harders Park in Panama City Saturday, Sept. 20: North Bay Haven Invitational at North Bay Haven High School in Lynn Haven Saturday, Sept. 27: Gulf Coast Cross Country Stamped at Escambia Equestrian Center in Pensacola Saturday, Oct. 11: FSU Invitational (Pre State) at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee Saturday, Oct. 18: Panhandle Championship at Marianna HS Home Course in Marianna Wednesday, Oct. 29: FHSAA 1A District 2 at Sam Adkins Park in Blountstown Nov. 6 or 8: Regionals TBD 11/6 or 11/8 at TBD Saturday, Nov. 15: FHSAA Cross Country State Finals at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee Hawk golfers post team best score SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Sophomore Megan Collins tees off on the Seahawks home course. Lady Seahawks fall to Liberty County By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com In their home opener Sept. 4 against district opponent Liberty County, the Lady Seahawks junior varsity battled tough before falling in the third match. The varsity squad ended up losing in three straight, 25-21, 25-10 and 25-9. The JV squad opened with a 25-8 loss, but fought back in the second to win 25-23. They then fell on the nal point in the third match. They put up an amazing ght, coach Hilary Stanton said. They fought for every point and we were so happy to see them putting everything we have taught them into action. After a varsity district doubleheader at home Tuesday, Sept. 9 against West Gadsden, and a JV and varsity matchup at home against North Bay Haven on Sept. 10, the teams travel tonight, Sept. 11, to Rickards. On Monday, they will host the Community Christian School, and on Tuesday they will travel to district foe Port St. Joe. On Thursday, Sept. 18, the team travel to district adversary South Walton. VOLLEYBALL
Local A12 | The Times Thursday, September 11, 2014 Crossword PUZZLE Crossword SOLUTION Staff Report This page is designed to feature top-quality photographs submitted to the Times by our readers. This regular addition offers an opportunity for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, call 653-8894. L ARRY APP LE B EE | Special to The Times Clematis in an Apalachicola yard ROD GASCH E | Special to The Times A view of the Carrabelle River L YDIA CO U NTRYMAN | Special to The Times Zephune anticipating the big catch ISAAC L ANG | Special to The Times Looking north at Forbes Island, the Chipola River is on the left, Apalachicola River goes to the right, and Little Brothers Slough is the small waterway in between. L YDIA CO U NTRYMAN | Special to The Times This photo, taken at Fridays game before lightning cleared the bleacher, shows, from left, Honesti Williams, Destiny Fludd, Antiuana Croom, Hannah Sweet, and Jackson Odom. ROD GASCH E | Special to The Times A fritillary lights for a close-up
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ISLAND TOURS from page A10 MACKEREL from page A10 Spanish often travel ahead of the kingsh, perhaps because they prefer slightly warmer water by Oct. 15, many of the sh that summered off Destin and Panama City will be at Seahorse Reef off Cedar Key, inspiring trafc jams at the boat ramps there. The run usually arrives off Tampa Bay by the second week of November theres frequently a Thanksgiving Bite that lasts through the month and just about until Christmas in these waters before the rst real cold fronts push everything all the way down the peninsula to the Keys and around the tip of the state into the Atlantic, where they mingle to some degree with Atlantic kings and Spanish that summer as far north as Cape Hatteras. It will be April before they return, but return they will, chasing the edge of increasing water temperature as it progressively warms past 68 degrees, until they nally return to the same summer spawning grounds where they swam the year before. Its a grand cycle, but not one that has to concern anglers who simply want to get their lines stretched. Simply intersecting the run right place, right time is all it takes; when you hit the peak of the migration, there are sh everywhere from right against the beachfront piers to 20 miles out. How to nd the sh A call to any offshore marina or tackle shop will give you a heads-up on how the run is progressing. If you see anglers standing shoulder-to-shoulder on the big piers, you can bet the Spanish are there, and probably an occasional big kingsh, too, along with a cobia or three. If youre in a boat, the white tornado of birds will be your beacon when the predators drive the bait to the surface, birds arrive from miles around to get in on the feast, and anglers who keep a sharp eye on the horizon can readily spot these ocks. When theyre thickest, its even possible to mark them on radar, so numerous are the gulls and pelicans. Early in the morning, before many boats have arrived, the sh tend to be ridiculously easy to catch even a noisy topwater plug, tossed among the splashing attackers, draws an instant strike and it had better be a very tough plug, too, or the teeth of the predators will immediately turn the oater into a sinker. Wooden plugs stand no chance at all theyre turned to splinters. Mackerel lures The more conventional way of shing the schools is to put out a spread of single-hook spoons the Drone in about 6-inch size is the classic, but anything with wobble and ash and adequate size will draw the bite. The sh may hit unweighted spoons at rst light, pulled at about 5 to 6 knots a fast walk. As the sun climbs higher and more boats arrive on the school, they tend to go down. Then its a matter of adding several ounces of bead-chain weight, or attaching the spoon to a No. 2 planer or a downrigger ball, to continue the action. However you get the lure in front of the sh, its necessary to run it on a piece of wire to prevent cutoffs on the shearing teeth of the kings. Spanish can sometimes be caught on 30 to 60 pound test hard mono, but kings almost always nip anything but wire. Live baiting for kings For catching giant kings, however, tournament anglers sometimes use 12 inches or less wire, connecting it to mono testing just 12 to 15 pounds, and shed on level wind baitcasting tackle that looks more suited for redsh inshore except for larger line capacity. This is the standard setup for live bait anglers trying to fool tournament winners in clear water. Live baiting kings is a whole book in itself, but basically anglers use blue runners, ladysh, mullet, menhaden and other baits, typically 6 to 12 inches long. A single hook goes through the nose, and a stinger treble, often a No. 6 in 3X strong wire, is dangled along the side on a short piece of wire. Larger baits like ladysh sometimes get a second stinger added behind the rst to prevent cutoffs. This bait is either drifted or slow-trolled in areas where larger kings like to prowl around channel markers, off passes, on the break-line where dark inshore water meets clear offshore water, and around all sorts of wrecks, reefs and shoals. The idea is to keep the bait moving just fast enough to keep it swimming but not so fast its dragged and drowns. Most tournament anglers like to sweeten the waters where theyre drifting or slow-trolling by hanging a couple of mesh bags full of sh meal or dog food that has been moistened with menhaden oil off the transom. Fish hit the scent trail and sometimes follow it to the bait, particularly when anglers troll a repeated oval around likely locations. Some anglers also add some natural chum to the mix now and then by tossing over small pieces of chopped menhaden or threadns, along with the occasional live one. These same tactics can be very effective on the longer Panhandle piers when current is running along the beach to carry the scent, too. Handling big macks Theres no question when a king mackerel strikes. They take at full speed, and the rst run of a big one will make a reel appear to smoke as water ies off the line being ripped out against the drag, thus the name smoker kingsh applied to kings of about 20 pounds and up. Fish of 40 pounds plus are caught in Panhandle waters each fall, and occasionally 50 and even 60-pound sh are reported. The IGFA all-tackle record for the species is 93 pounds even, caught off Puerto Rico in 1999. A 20-pounder can readily steal a couple hundred yards of line in secondsand the best way to catch these sh is to let them go. A light drag will keep the small hooks from pulling free. Once the sh begins to tire usually after a second big run the angler can begin to steadily pump it the boat. Kingsh headed for the cooler are usually gaffeda small pick-style gaff on an 8 to 12 foot lightweight handle is the typical tournament kingsh killer, allowing a long reach to land big sh with light line. Although Spanish may reach weights of 6 to 7 pounds, theyre usually not so big that a gaff is required; grabbing them in front of their stiff tail is one easy way to handle the larger ones when theyre completely tired out, or they can be netted, while smaller ones are typically just hoisted aboard with the spring of the rod. Spanish Mackerel tips Spanish are sometimes found in the same offshore waters as kings, but they also readily prowl into considerably shallower waters, and sometimes push into larger bays. The run on the deep grass at Sea Horse Reef is famed all along the west coast, typically peaking about Oct. 15 when tens of thousands of macks swarm the outside edges of the grass at depths of 8 to 15 feet where ever the baitsh lead them. Spanish take everything that kings do, but in smaller sizes. Spoons about 4 inches long are best, half-ounce bucktail jigs tipped with a bit of shrimp or mullet (theyre active scent feeders) are also effective, and glass-minnow imitations, when theyre keyed in on these tiny baits, can also do the job a y-rodders perfect day. Mackerel cookery Kings make excellent table fare if handled correctlybleed them out, ice them immediately and clean them promptly. Steak the larger sh, cutting them into 2-inch-thick slabs. Then remove the skin and cut out the medallions or muscles, four round muscles around the backbone, getting rid of the strong-tasting red line and the bones in this step. The remaining pieces of meat are like extra-thick scallops, and are delicious when drizzled with Teriyaki and grilled until done. Spanish require special care because of a line of bones down each side best bet is to llet the sh, turn the llets skin side down, and make a V cut down either side of this line of bones, separating the llet into two pieces. Throw away the bone section, which also includes the red line, and grill or bake the narrow, boneless llets. For complete regulations on the mackerel species, visit www.myfwc.com or so. Now its considered a tree that creates a mess on lawns. A healthy palm can produce up to 50 pounds of fruit in a season. Although the taste is ex cellent, many people dont like the stringy texture of the fruit, in the Deep South, it is sometimes harvested and the eshy fruit walls used to make jelly. The seeds in side the eshy fruit may be roasted, ground and used as a coffee substitute. In some countries, oil from the seed is used to make margarine. The following is a recipe for palm fruit jelly from the National Center for Home Food Preservation: Sort three quarts of fully ripe fruit, wash and re move sepals if still attached. Barely cover with water (about 6 cups), bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. You can try to crush the fruit with a potato masher after it starts to cook; however, the seeds are so large that the masher only partially crushes. Collect juice as it drains through a colander, then strain juice two or three times through several thick nesses of damp cheesecloth. Let sit in refrigerator over night because it will still con tain lots of solids. The next day, pour off juice, leaving residue in bottom of contain er, and strain juice again. The juice might never be perfectly clear. The natural color is yellowish amber. The jelly is much prettier if tinted with red food coloring. Wash and rinse halfpint canning jars; keep hot until ready to use. Prepare two-piece canning lids ac cording to manufacturers directions. Measure palm fruit juice into a 6or 8-quart saucepan. Stir one box of pectin into juice until dissolved, add a few drops of red food color ing, and bring quickly to a hard boil, stirring occasion ally. Add sugar all at once. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to full rolling boil (a boil that cannot be stirred down); boil hard for 1 minute and 15 seconds, stirring con stantly. Remove from heat; quickly skim off foam with metal spoon. Fill into clean, hot jars, leaving -inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean pa per towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a boiling water canner. Yield: About eight half-pint jars FORGOTTEN from page A10
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The commotion would stop and theyd all just look at me, she remembers. Throughout the years, students, friends and family have presented her with statuettes of ute players, a collec tion which she treasures. When she nally retired after more than 30 years as an educator, her colleagues prepared an album for her, featuring letters from many of her students. Almost every one contained a reference to her ute, but Oakes said her favorite began, You are my second best teacher ever. After retiring, in 1998, Jack and Frances Oakes moved to Carrabelle fulltime. The lovely home where she lives now was purchased by her husband before she had seen it, a living lesson in partnership and trust. Youre going to love it, he told her. I had never seen a house with an open oor plan like that and I was a little bit startled when I walked in and saw it unfurnished, she said. She did grow to love the natural sur roundings and peace of her home. Even after retiring, Frances Oakes remained busy. She is a member of the Praise Team at the First Baptist Church of St. George Island where she puts her musical talent to good use. The Rev. Mike Whaley offered high praise for the stitcher. Shes just a marvelous person and her attributes are certainly those of com passion and caring, certainly those of Christian life, he said. Whaley said in addition to being active in her church, Oakes plays the ute for hospice. He said even patients suffering from declining mental ability are visibly moved by her music. Its a wonderful thing to see, he said. Whaley said Oakes has many avenues of caring others dont see. She is always there with a phone call or a note for mem bers of her church family and has taught herself to text so she can share informa tion with friends and keep everyone up to date. He said that, in addition to raising her own ve children, she played a big role in the upbringing of her grandson Christo pher and his son, Austin. Whaley said Austin continues to re turn to the island for part of the summer and on holidays to be with his greatgrandmother. She is a very independent woman. Thats what keeps her vibrant and active, he said. But, back to the quilt. Oakes said she worked on it in spare moments over the years during childrens music lessons and waiting for medical appointments. A football game is not a good place to try and cross stitch, she advised. The all-cotton masterpiece has 16 rosettes adorning three panels of white cotton and a cross-stitched border. I dont know how many stitches there are, but each rose has 33 green owers in the center, she said. Once her fancy needlework was complete, the time came to do the actual quilting. For that, she turned to expert quilter Aline Craig of the Wandering Star Quilt Club. The entire piece is hand stitched. Im not a quilter but I spent quite a few weeks with them. They are very friendly and good to talk to, said Oakes. The original kit had a sham set that went with it. Im glad I didnt get that. I didnt be need it and I wouldnt be done now, she added. QUILT from page A1 If you dont want to go up on all of it, at least address the overtime issue, Mathes said. She noted that Carrabelle doesnt do any grave openings, and that she knows from her talks with other city clerks that there are some cities that dont allow weekend funerals at all. Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson, who along with his fellow city commissioners eventually supported the idea to double the fee for afterhours and weekend grave openings, said weve been absorbing it all these years. He noted that a lot of time families wait until the weekend when everyone can gather. The commissioners also went along with a hike in the cost of seeking a special exception/ variance, from $100 to $500. This will only apply to large projects where the entire zoning is involved, and not to routine encroachments. City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb said mailing certied letters to neighbors within a 500foot radius can easily cost $400 to $500 especially if it involves an average of 75 to 80 residents. It will come closer to covering your cost, she said. The commissioners on Monday decided against a number of fee hikes that Mathes had proposed on Sept. 3, such as imposing a $25 fee for ling a successful application to cut down tree. (Code Enforcement Ofcer) Wilbur (Bellew) processes 10 a month right now and the city absorbs the entire cost, Mathes said. He has to go to the site, take pictures of the tree and then go through the administrative process of signing off. Right now the charge is zero. By the time he drives out there, meets with him, and occasionally before the tree committee, its about an hour per application. This is just a way to absorb the costs. No one really knows the administrative processes that we have to go through. Taylor Webb noted that the costs of fuel, printing, telephone calls all add up. Its not just his time but the intangible expenses we have, she said. Commissioner Jimmy Elliott said Sept. 4 he did not like the idea of imposing these fees. He (Bellew) gets paid the regular salary as code enforcement ofcer. The costs arent built into his salary? he asked. Its an add-on, Mathes said. Its a tax on people, Elliott said. Only the people who use it. You have to pay for a building permit, Mathes said. Im against those too, Elliott said. Ive always been against building permit fees. They turn him down (on a tree permit) and hes lost his $25. Taylor Webb said the fee would only be imposed when an individual comes to pick up a successful tree application. The commissioners also decided against an increase in the fee for getting an occupational license, which had not been raised since 2005, as well as for a $25 building permit application processing fee. We probably want to take it slow, the mayor said. I can deal with the grave opening situation. Thats enough for one year.5 PERCENT CUT IMPOSED Mathes secured support for a plan to cut 5 percent from department budgets, with some exceptions. If we take 5 percent from each department budget that will put us to the good, she said. It is going to take some streamlining and its going to take support of the entire board to do this. Were talking bare bones but I truly think its doable. I am very comfortable with doing that, Mathes said. I deal with what they spend every month. Im really good at saying no. I need you all to say no also. The proposal drew opposition from Police Ofcer Pam Lewis, who commended on behalf of Chief Bobby Varnes, who was absent from last weeks workshop. We need every dime that we have, she said. We are looking at having to get new radios. Were already to the bare bones; we really and truly are. You never whats going to come up. Mathes said the cost of rebanding the radios would remain in the police budget, which runs about $280,000 per year. There are certain things we have no control over, no leeway over, she said. Those radios are almost the lifeblood of the police ofcer, they need those, Johnson said. Taylor-Webb supported Mathes request for the cut. The whole idea of this 5 percent is to ask each department head to look at their budget, she said. Are there ways they can supplement some other way? Were all under a stretched budget. Were all stretched very thin. Its an opportunity to look at line-by-line what we have. Commissioner Brenda Ash voiced support for the idea. If we keep eating at that cushion, at some point theres not going to be a cushion, and if we start going into negative at what point do we create a surplus? she said. It should not be that difcult to do. When you get to a zero cushion balance, how will we cover what we have if we keep going negative years after year? Lets stop saying No we can do this, cant do that. Lets say take a look and see what we can do. In making adjustments to the budget, Mathes cut out a number of suggested personnel additions including two additional workers for heavy equipment operators for public works, and two workers for the water and sewer department. Johnson convinced his colleagues to keep in a part-time person for the library. TAXES from page A1
Local The Times | A15 Thursday, September 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, September 11, 2014 The Times | A15 33533T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Mark Johnson and Deborah King Charitable Remainder Trust the holders 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.1116 Year of Issuance: 2012 Description of Property: Lot 10 Pelican Beach Village Full Description can be viewed in the Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office. PARCEL NO: 29-09506W-7334-0000-0100 Name in which assessed: RANDALL BRENT KARDOES All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the FIRST (1st Monday in the month of OCTOBER 2014, which is the 6th day of OCTOBER 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 12th day of AUGUST 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2014 33535T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, W.E. Salmon, Inc., the holders 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. 27 Year of Issuance: 2011 Description of Property: Lot 8 Block A, City of Carrabelle Full Description can be viewed in the Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office. PARCEL NO: 29-07S04W-4170-000a-0080 Name in which assessed: Robert A. and Patricia Edwards All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the FIRST (1st Monday in the month of OCTOBER 2014, which is the 6th day of OCTOBER 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 12th day of AUGUST 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2014 33613T IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:13-cv-00162 CADENCE BANK, NA., as successor-in-interest by merger to Superior Bank, N.A., as successor-in-interest to Superior Bank, FSB, by asset acquisition from the FDIC as receiver for Superior Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. APEX DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a limited liability company, GEORGE STEPHENS NEWMAN, JR., an individual, JOSEPH PATRICK FERRELL, an individual, JOHN Z. FERRELL, an individual CARRAWAY BAY PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a Florida non-profit corporation, OCEAN PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, HIDE-A-WAY AT LAKE POWELL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF U.S. MARSHALS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Amended Final Default and Summary Judgment directed to me by the U.S. District Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned United States Marshal or any of his duly authorized deputies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2001, et seq., will sell the property having the legal description of: EXHIBIT A First Newman Mortgaged Property: Lot 9, Carraway Bay, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 37, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. AND Lot 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Coastal Village of Carrabelle, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in PIat Book 10, Page 19, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Second Newman Mortgaged Property (P arcel 2): Lot 4, Carraway Bay, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 37, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. together with all appurtenances thereto and all improvements thereon, at public auction at the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola Office, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 on the 15th day of October, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST. The terms of the sale shall be certified funds, with ten percent (10%) of the successful bid to be deposited with the undersigned by the successful bidder upon the property being struck off to him; the balance of the successful bid shall be due and payable in the office of the undersigned at 111 N. Adams Street, Suite 277, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within forty-eight (48) hours following conclusion of the sale. The plaintiff reserves the right to bid on the above property and apply the indebtedness of the defendant to any bid so made. Any questions should be directed to Allison C. Doucette, Esquire at (813) 273-5616. Ed Spooner United States Marshal September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014 33537T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, W.E. Salmon, Inc., the holders 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. 1070 Year of Issuance: 2010 Description of Property: Lot 37 Lakes on the Bluff Full Description can be viewed in the Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office. PARCEL NO: 30-08S06W-1002-0000-0370 Name in which assessed: Lois & Kim L. Davis All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the FIRST (1st Monday in the month of OCTOBER 2014, which is the 6th day of OCTOBER 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 12th day of AUGUST 2014. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2014 33645T IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, TALLAHASSEE DIVISION CASE NO.: 4:13-cv-304-RS-CJK CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor-in-interest by merger to Superior Bank, N.A., as successor-in-interest to Superior Bank, FSB, by asset acquisition from the FDIC as receiver for Superior Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. CELTAE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, OLIVER H. DUCIMETIERE-MONOD, individually, 101 EAST GULF BEACH DR., LLC, an inactive Florida limited liability company, ANCHOR REALTY AND MORTGAGE COMPANY OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND, INC., a Florida corporation, PEREMANS, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, ANCHOR VACATION PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE REFERRALS f/k/a ANCHOR VACATION PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corporation, and 101 FRANKLIN BOULEVARD, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, STATES RESOURCES CORP., as assignee from Wachovia Bank, N.A., an Iowa corporation, DURDEN ENTERPRISES, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company, COASTLINE PUBLICATIONS, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF U.S. MARSHALS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Agreed Foreclosure Judgment directed to me by the U.S. District Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned United States Marshal or any of his duly authorized deputies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2001, et seq., will sell the property having the legal description of: EXHIBIT A FIRST 101 FRANKLIN BOULEVARD PROPERTY Lots 8 and 9, Block 6, St. George Island Gulf Beaches East, Unit No. 1, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Lots 13, 14 and 15, Block 6 East, St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit NO. 1, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Lot 7, Block 6 East, St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit NO. 1, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Lots 17 and 20, Block 5-E, ST. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit No. 1, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. CELTAE PROPERTY Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Block 6 East, St. George Island Beaches, Unit 1, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, also included is the alley located between lots 16-21 and lot 22 being a parcel 34 wide running the length of said Lot 22 (135). Being the same property conveyed to Dragon SAF, LLC by deed filed and recorded April 4, 2000, in O.R. Book 637, Page 603, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. SECOND 101 FRANKLIN PROPERTY LOTS 10, 11, and 12, Block 6 East, St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit 1, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 7 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; Lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, Block 6 East; St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 1, a Subdivision as per map or plat thereof, recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. together with all appurtenances thereto and all improvements thereon, at public auction at the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola Office, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 on the 20th day of October, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. EST. The terms of the sale shall be certified funds, with ten percent (10%) of the successful bid to be deposited with the undersigned by the successful bidder upon the property being struck off to him; the balance of the successful bid shall be due and payable in the office of the undersigned at 111 N. Adams Street, Suite 277, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within forty-eight (48) hours following conclusion of the sale. The plaintiff reserves the right to bid on the above property and apply the indebtedness of the defendant to any bid so made. Any questions should be directed to Allison C. Doucette, Esquire at (813) 273-5616. Ed Spooner United States Marshal September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014 33719T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 19 2011 CA 000204CAX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, vs. DELL SCHNEIDER, et al, Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 19, 2013, and entered in 19 2011 CA 000204CAX of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 is the Plaintiff and DELL SCHNEIDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELL SCHNEIDER N.K.A CHARLOTTE SCHNEIDER; CITIBANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N.K.A SIERRA RUSSELL; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N.K.A PATRICIA C. SCHNEIDER are the Defendant(s). Marcia M. Johnson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, 2nd Floor Lobby of Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM, on September 24, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: homeowner with a house valued at $100,000 would pay $3 less in county taxes than the $324 paid in 2013. In a detailed recounting of the decisions the commission ers made dating back to their budget workshop in July, Grifth opened the meeting with a sum mary of the key factors going into next years budget. I am very pleased to an nounce that for the rst time in over seven years and actually since I have been attending the budget workshops, the county will not see a decrease in tax able value but an increase of 1.12 percent from the prior year, she said, noting that next year, one mill will generate about $1.65 million, about $20,000 more than the $1.63 million each mill gener ated this year. Grifth said property tax pro ceeds will account for about 22.6 percent of the total budget of about $46.9 million, up by about $3.3 million from this years total budget. Ad valorem or property taxes account for $10,611,883 or 22.62 percent of the total budget. She said the increase in the budget was due in part to an ad ditional $1.1 million budgeted in capital outlay funds, from two large FEMA (Federal Emer gency Management Agency) mitigation grant projects begin ning next year. As well, there is $943,000 in additional FEMA funded construction projects for Alligator Point, $730,000 in addi tional grant funds for the airport and more than $450,000 in health care surtax proceeds added to the available balance to be used for capital improvements at Weems Hospital. Grifth noted that the com missioners mandate of a 2 per cent cut to all departments, con stitutional and non-governmental requests, decreased the budget by approximately $212,000. This savings was partially offset by a hike in the retirement contribu tion rates set by the Florida Leg islature, which took away about 40 percent of those cost savings. The countys health insur ance with Capital Health Plan also saw a comparatively mod est 5.5 percent premium in crease, of about $41,000, further reducing the countys cost sav ings to about $95,000. Add in the slight increase of $51,000 in tax proceeds per the rolled-back rate and the commissioners had a surplus of $146,260 at the onset of the July budget workshop. Be cause t he county also received notice that the literacy program would be closing, its $35,096 re quest was added to the surplus. Grifth said that the more than $180,000 surplus dropped in August, after commissioners approved funding a one-time allocation for county employees next year of $500, at a cost of $90,429, and several salary ad justments at a cost of $3,864. There are no ad valorem property tax proceeds set aside as contribution to road paving or the capital outlay fund, she said.TAX COLLECTORS PLANS DRAW DISCUSSION The only constitutional of cer whose budget drew discus sion at last weeks hearing was Tax Collector Jimmy Harris, whose original budget plan dur ing the summer was the only one not to have included a 2 per cent reduction. Grifth applied the 2 percent reduction to Har ris gures, so his budget will go from $553,801 to $553,669 once the retirement cost increases are added in. I have nowhere to cut, he said. The only place I have to cut is in my employees salaries. Its not fair I cut my employees salaries. Instead, Harris asked for a teensy beensy little help with the offsite backup and mainte nance costs of the AS 400 server that his ofce shares with Prop erty Appraiser Rhonda Skipper. We share that machine and that saves a lot of money by sharing that, he said. If we dont have maintenance on that machine, I cant pay it. Were dead in the water. Thats all Im asking, if the board would pay that on my behalf. The board agreed, on an an nual basis, to pay out of its re serves the $6,804 cost of Harris portion, as well as Skippers half. Hopefully well have the money to do it next year, Commission er Pinki Jackel said. Skipper had budgeted her portion, but the board allowed her to shift that expense towards updating her ofce computers. I have six computers that are outdated and wont accept updates, she said. Its $3,000 per computer and thats only going to buy two. Its a situation where eventually theyre going to totally die and Im going to be back before you guys and ask you to please help me. The commissioners also de cided to rethink an earlier decision to relocate Harris tax ofce from the Carrabelle annex into the Car rabelle municipal complex, a deci sion that had been largely based on security concerns. At this point I have not done any gures because I am op posed to moving to the site that was presented, Harris said. No. 1, this ofce over there is a full-service ofce, and not an of ce you just up and move a desk and ling cabinet. He said he also opposed rent ing space, such as is being done with the Supervisor of Elections ofce in Apalachicola. I hope we would not rent a building, he said. Right now youre pay ing $2,000 a month for a building. Thats $240,000 in 10 years that we get nothing for. I was raised not to rent if you could help it. Its complicated to move the ofce, Harris said. Whatever the board does decide I would like for it to be a permanent location. The tax collector said he fa vored an idea rst presented to the county commission by Skip per, which would be to buy the former Superior Bank building that sits on a hill as you enter Carrabelle. I see a bank building thats available, Harris said. I think we could walk into that bank building for very little charge and be operational. He said the vault there would suit his ofces needs to secure valuable documents, such as blank titles, and there would be other ofce space available for the property appraiser, clerk of courts, and supervisor of elec tions, to use and preserve their privacy. That is what I would hope this board would consider, Har ris said. He said the fact that the municipal complex is still off the beaten path raises safety concerns, especially at night, as well as a possible $300,000 price tag for xing air conditioning problems. We could be getting into something we dont know what the cost is going to be, Harris said. Commission Chair Cheryl Sanders said she shared Har ris concerns that the Carrabelle municipal building may not be an ideal location. Its still out there by itself, she said. Why would you spend that money and keep on having the same problems? We cant do it until after election season anyway because (Supervisor of Elections) Ida (Elliott) cant move her stuff. Harris said he might be able to get help from the state for the cost of the move, which is main ly to recongure telephone and other utility lines. He estimated that the bank buildings owner might take $235,000 or some thing in that neighborhood for the property. He still pays taxes and insur ance on it so Im sure he wants to unload it, Harris said. Before the nal vote on set ting the millage, Lockley moved that the roughly $50,000 in sur plus go to the county employees, but the motion died for lack of a second. Instead, it will go into en hancing the countys reserves. Before the meeting closed, Lockley noted that the budget enhancement sought by Harris and Skipper showed that the 2 percent budget cutback would pose problems. All year long theyre going to be coming, he said. Its just the beginning. Look for it all year. MILLAGE RATE from page A1 To broaden the retraining offerings, the feds changed the rules regarding the National Emergency Grant that rst brought in $2.9 million for oystermen working on the bay during the June 2012 Tropical Storm Debby. They sent in an other $2.1 million, for a total of about $5.1 million, and said it could be spent on more than just shelling, or working in tempo rary jobs with the county.This time around, the eligible individ uals have an opportunity to enroll in fulltime vocational classroom, GED, or work experience training and will receive needsrelated payments of up to $275 per week, said Kim Bodine, executive director of Ca reerSource Gulf Coast, often referred to by its traditional named of Workforce. They (the feds) said its clear people need to be coming off the bay so well pay for training for people who want to change careers. But as of this week, with 95 slots avail able for seafood workers who were em ployed during Tropical Storm Debby, only nine have been lled. Weve been calling, weve been reach ing out to a lot of them, Bodine said. They say Im going to look for something to do before I go back to the bay. Theyre not saying Im getting out of this once and for all. This is understandable, this is gen erational work, Bodine said. They like what theyre doing. They like being their own boss. Its difcult for them (to transi tion). They can make quite a bit of money out there, so its kind of a hard sell, to go to making less money after taxes and re porting to someone else. For those interested in the retraining, the opportunity is enticing to become a correctional ofcer, commercial cook, heating and air conditioning tradesmen, electrician, heavy equipment operator, licensed practical nurse, or welder. Folks have all their costs covered and are paid to go to school, either at the Gulf-Franklin Center in Port St. Joe, Lively Technical center in Tallahassee, or the Washing ton-Holmes Technical Center in Chipley, where students are put up in a motel for a week as they pursue their commercial drivers license. We check progress, Bodine said. They have to show appropriate progress. You cant just sign up and fail everything just to get that check. Thats not going to y. It is expected that most of the vocational training will take place during OYSTERMEN from page A1 See RETRAINING FUNDS A17
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General Dynamics Information Technology is an equal opportunity/af rmative action employer, supporting employment of quali ed minorities, females, disabled individuals, and protected veterans.The following positions are available: Temporary Customer Service Representatives English and Bilingual (English/Spanish) Apply Online: www.gdit.com/ jobsearch Job ID # 226219 (English) Job ID # 226145 (Bilingual English/Spanish) New hire classes starting throughout SeptemberWe seek candidates who possess the following: A high school diploma or GED (or above) Six months customer service experience Ability to type a minimum of 20 WPM Ability to speak and read English pro ciently Previous call center experience preferred Ability to successfully pass a background check Bilingual (Spanish) skills a plus1129991 1130494 NOTICEThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will consider applications for the following position:COUNTY COORDINATORThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a proven, dedicated innovative and experienced individual for the new County Coordinator position. The Board prefers an individual who has familiarity with the county administration. The successful individual will possess a four year college degree or have equivalent work experience of at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in management. The Coordinator position directly supervises and is responsible for the function of the Building Department employees, Planning Department employees, Administrative Services staff, Courthou se Maintenance staff, and is the Airport Manager. The Coordinator reports dire ctly to the Board, and represents the Board at meetings and functions when authorized. The Coordinator is the Boards contact for economic developmen ts and is the chief administrative ofcial for the Board. The Coordinator develops Board Agendas for Board meetings and workshops through coordin ation with the Board chairman, and submits agenda to Clerk for distribution. The Coordinator attends and reports at Board meetings and workshops, and listens and responds to citizen requests and comments regarding county services and advises the Board as needed. STARTING SALARY: $45,000-$50,000 Depending on Qualications Special areas of concern include: General knowledge of county government structure and function General knowledge of government budgeting and nance General knowledge of human resources and personnel guidelines Experience in grant writing and grant administration Experience in public speaki ng and public presentations Experience in organizing meetings Experience in disaster response Experience in building maintenance Ability to interpret an d explain complex problems Ability to express in writing and orally, decisions or directives of the Board Other duties may be assigned by the BoardFranklin County employment applications may be picked up in the Clerks Ofce in the Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida. For assistance in obtaining an application please contact Michael Moron in the Clerks Ofce at 850-653-8861, Ext. 100. Completed applications and resumes must be received in the Clerks Ofce by 4:00 p.m. EST, Friday, October 10, 2014, attention Michael Moron, Board Secretary. The mailing address for the Cle rks Ofce is: 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.FRANKLIN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 4518878EASTPOINT SATURDAY, 8-12 GRAMERCY PLANTATION,LOOK FOR SIGNS1 block east of Fla Hwy 65, on Hwy 98 East No early birds. Gate does not open until 8 am 4518535 Human ResourcesHuman Resources DirectorHalifax Media Group is seeking a Human Resources Director based in Panama City, Florida. This position supports the east panhandle properties with approximately 195 employees. The position reports to the Central Region Publisher and consistently works in collaboration with the other Halifax Media newspapers in the region. As the Human Resources Director, the position conducts the recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; writes and places advertisements. Other duties: Handles employee relations counseling and exit interviewing; monitors performance evaluation program; participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars; maintains company organization charts and employee directory. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication and computer skills (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Qualifications: A college degree in human resource management or business administration preferred, will substitute relevant work experience. PHR certification is a plus or must be willing to train and become certified. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package with the opportunity for professional growth and development. Benefits include: vacation, sick Leave, 401(k) retirement savings program, medical, dental, and much more. If this sounds like the position for you please send resumes via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications accepted until September 10, 2014. Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Web ID#: 34298974 LOT 17, BAYOU HARBOR, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 35, THEREAFTER, SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED AS A REPLAT OF BAYOU HARBOR, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 38, BOTH IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of September, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Ave. Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Tele: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 33731T PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TO PROVIDE LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION UPGRADES FOR THE CARRABELLE HIGHWAY 98 R.O.W BEAUTIFICATION AND REUSE LINE PROJECT FPID NO.: 416533-8-58-33 City of Carrabelle, (herein referred to as the City) Sealed bids marked Sealed Bid City of Carrabelle Project, to be financed by the State of Florida Department of Transportation, will be received by the City for the construction of the Project described above. Proposals shall be addressed to the Purchasing Agent, City of Carrabelle, 1001 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. All proposals must be received by the City of Carrabelle Purchasing Department prior to the bid deadline date and time to be considered. The bid deadline date for receipt of proposal for this project is 2:30 pm on October 8, 2014. Proposals shall be designated as Sealed Bid City of Carrabelle, Carrabelle Highway 98 R.O.W Beautification and Reuse Line Project. All bids must be submitted in triplicate. Any bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. The sealed bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at the City of Carrabelle Purchasing Department on October 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm. The information for Bidders, Forms of Proposal, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at the of Inovia Consulting Group c/o Russell Large, PE, located at 1983 Centre Pointe Boulevard, Suite 103, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, phone 850-298-4213. Copies may be obtained at this office upon payment of $100 which amount constitutes the cost of reproduction and handling. This payment will not be refunded. Each Bidder must deposit with his/her security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570. The contractor shall begin mobilization and procurement of materials within ten working days after the receipt of the Notice to Proceed. The City of Carrabelle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and reserves the right waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96060T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 19-2014-CA-000126 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank 201 S. Broad Street P.O. Box 240 Cairo, GA 39828, Plaintiff v. JEREMY J. GLEATON, JR., LUCIA ANN GLEATON, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JEREMY J. GLEATON, JR. LUCIA ANN GLEATON YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Franklin, State of Florida, to enforce a Promissory Note. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, P.A., Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, 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 complaint. Dated this 11th day of August, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Segree Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 (850) 422-2520 (phone) September 4, 11, 2014 96024T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000066 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JERRY LEE LOLLEY, ET AL., Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 26, 2014, and enterd in Case No. 2012-CA000066, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and JERRY LEE LOLLEY; MARILYN G. LOLLEY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse; 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, OF PALMETTO COURT, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 40.00 FOOT ACCESS EASEMENTS AS SHOWN IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE 1610 CLAYTON 1999 MOBILE HOMES VIN#S WHC009832GAA AND WHC009832GAB If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850. 577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 27th day of June, 2014. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive, Suite# 110 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954)571-2031 Fax: (954)571-2033 email@example.com File No. BB1273-13/ee 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. September 4, 11, 2014 HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised. 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Local The Times | A17 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Lar ge open LR, ki tc hen, DR, Fu rn ished ,5B R( 3a re mast ers), 4b at hs ,2b at hs (1 near pool), r eplac e, ELE VA TO R, ce nt ra lv acuum, beautiful hea te dP OOL &S PA ,2n ew HV AC sy st ems ,N ew Ga sH ea te rf or pool ,N ew septic sy st em 2011, Wh elk Wa y John Shelby 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com Unobstuc table view ov er the 100 fo ot wide co un ty beach easemen tm akes this one of the most sough ta ft er building sit es on St. Ge or ge Island ," St re et To St re et" lot high &d ry elev at ion, bike pa th on the nor th side ,l oca te d at the co rn er of 4th and East Go rr ie Dr iv e. John Shelby 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com Charming house on 1a cr ew ithin wa lk ing distanc e to beach. Lar ge scr eened por ch fo rc at ching br ee ze s. Op en oor plan with ki tc hen ov er look ing r eplac ei n gr ea tr oom. Re modeled and mo ve in re ady .D oes we ll on va ca tion re nt al mar ke t. the rst two years, but some may continue into the third year. Gener ally, the training programs that are a part of the grants take between eight weeks and one year to complete. Even with the opportunities ex tended, the interest continues to lag. The federal sheries disaster money from NOAA includes $538,000 more dollars for retraining, and can be spent on those workers who were not in the shelling or temporary jobs program under the National Emer gency Grant for Tropical Storm Debby. Its not just a job, its a lifestyle, and its often difcult for people to make a transition, Bodine said. This is not our rst rodeo and weve never had great response to training. The biggest chunk of the federal sheries disaster money, under standably, will go to oyster habitat restoration. This $4.5 million shelling of wild oyster reefs will be conducted by sherman in shallow areas, and by barge in deeper water areas. Workforce is involved with the hand-shelling portion of this effort, under the direction of career manag er Shannon Hartseld, with Apala chicola assisting with the paying of the oystermen as vendors. Having the city handle it means Workforce doesnt have to buy really expen sive Jones Act insurance, Bodine said, noting that it cost almost a half-million dollars in insurance for employees working on the water last year. We couldnt treat them as ven dors, we had to treat them as em ployees, and it was outrageously ex pensive, she said. Now that theyre vendors we dont have to do that. Workforce will have to buy the shell this year, since the Florida Department of Agriculture and Con sumer Services wont be, Bodine said. Were trying to buy from lo cal vendors, she said, noting that the cost appears to be $28 a yard for shells. Also included in the disaster monies is $415,000 for monitoring of the bays oyster population, to help evaluate the success of shelling programs. There also are $769,500 for seafood processor facilities up grades for sanitation equipment. In addition to Workforce, the services and activities funded by this grant will be a collaborative ef fort of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, DOACS, the Florida Department of Environmen tal Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. DEO looks forward to partner ing with other state agencies and Ca reerSource Gulf Coast to administer these funds to the greatest benet of the community, DEO Executive Di rector Jesse Panuccio said. We are pleased to continue our economic and environmental restoration ef forts in the Apalachicola Bay area. RETRAINING FUNDS from page A1 by Buckeye Technology, a pulp and paper company that once operated pine plantations in the county. Commissioner William Massey said the roads were built 50 to 60 years ago. According to the property appraisers ofce, there are about 19 dwellings in Pine Coast. Jetton said the Pine Coast Plantation Homeown ers Association had voted unanimously to offer the roads to the county. He said the association said it would be responsible for any cover that needed to be put on the roads. We know theyre getting old, he said. Last February, the hom eowners association wrote to the commission asking if they could hire county road crews on an occasional ba sis to help with maintenance and resurfacing. They were told, at that time, the county couldnt legally work on pri vate roads. At the Sept. 2 meeting, Commission Chair Cheryl Sanders told Jetton, In past you have sent us letters. We havent looked at (per forming maintenance and repairs) because they were private roads. Have you done anything recently to change it from private to public? Jetton said the associa tion would deed the roads to the county. If we give them to you, they would be public roads, Molsbee said. County Planner Alan Pierce asked if the hom eowners association could provide the county with a survey and legal descrip tions of the roads being of fered. Jetton said he believed there was a survey. Its been county policy that private roads be brought up to county standards be fore they be accepted as public roads, Commis sioner Smokey Parrish said. That doesnt seem to be the case here. This is 10 miles of roads youre talking about. Thats a lot of material, a lot of upkeep. Pierce said he believed some of the roads had a base on them but was unsure of their general condition. Sanders compared the roads to Buck Street, which runs off Ridge Road in Eastpoint. Buck Street is a short un improved private road that serves about 10 households. Over the past three years, the county has repaired Buck Street at least three times. In July 2013, County Attorney Michael Shuler told commissioners the county could not legally use equipment belonging to the county road department to repair Buck Street. On Sept. 2, Sanders said she felt that if the residents of Buck Street paid taxes, the county should maintain their road. Commissioner Noah Lockley agreed provisionally. I think the county should pick up all these roads if they are not private, he said. If they are public roads, people have a right to get to their houses. We send the school bus, ambulance and police down them. Commissioner Pinki Jackel said she believed that she, Sanders and Commis sioner William Massey all had roads that should be un der county maintenance and were not. I agree with Commis sioner Sanders. These folks pay taxes, Jackel said. I have a handful of roads of Eastpoint that I get calls on. It puts me in a bad situation with people I see everyday and they can hardly get out of their driveway. We cant do anything for them and these are good taxpaying citizens. The roads should have been brought up to standards. That is not these folks fault. Its the fault of the de veloper. I think we need to take a look at it on a case-bycase basis. We need to have a harsh policy in the future that we will not sign off on anything unless the roads are up to county standards, and if they cant develop as a result of us requiring them to do that, well too bad. Parrish said that policy had been in place for many years. Pierce said the roads in Pine Coast Plantation are rural agricultural roads and not subdivision roads. Were going to have to do something to help folks be cause thats our job, Sand ers said. At one point that was the law but it deviated from that with Lighthouse Estates (a development between Carra belle and Eastpoint.) The de veloper was supposed to have gone in there and renovated and upgraded the roads and the county ended up doing it. I want to know, when we have an emergency or children to be picked up by the bus, that roads will be passable. Jackel moved that the commission instruct the county attorney to review the Pine Coast Plantation proposal. Weve got county paving funds. We have to do what we need to do, she said. We may need to look at the citizens doing something on their behalf too as far as if there are not existing sur veys or culverts. There may be some nancial obligation (they) have to meet on a case by case basis. PHOTOS BY L O I S S W OBO DA | The Times Buck Street in Eastpoint is seen following heavy rains last year. Nita Molsbee, left, and Fred Jetton address commissioners. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HELPTROPICAL STORM DEBBY NA TIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT You must be unemployed and served under the Tropical Storm Debby temporary jobs grant as a sheller or in a temporary job with the county FISHERIES FAILURE GRANT (INCLUDING OYSTER HABIT A T RESTORA TION AND VOCA TIONAL AND EDUCA TIONAL TRAINING) You held a saltwater products license in 2012 You earned 80 percent or more of your income from the Bay in 2012 You can provide proof of income from the Bay in 2012 (for example, trip tickets, 1099 from a dealer, receipts for piece work) You are unemployed and not receiving unemployment compensation Some restaurant workers who lost employment and are still unemployed may also be eligible For questions, call the CareerSource Gulf Coast ofce in Apalachicola at 653-4981. PRIVATE ROADS from page A1
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Bathroom, Den, Childs bedroom, Kitchen 8) What is chrysotile also known as? Velcro, Asbestos, Permanent Press, Nylon 9) Which vehicle rst made Lee Iacoccas reputation? Thomas Flyer, Chevy Bel Air, Dodge Comet, Ford Mustang 10) What U.S. item went on sale for the rst time in 1939 at $1.15? Plastic plate sets, Nylon stockings, Silk owers, TV snack tables 11) Of these which isnt one of the three chipmunks? Alvin, Franklin, Simon, Theodore 12) What was the original name of miniature golf? Putt-Putt, Tom Thumb Golf, Little Club, Roof Golf 13) Cats have about 100 vocal sounds, but what about dogs? 10, 25, 50, 75 14) In which year did NBCs Saturday Night Live debut? 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 ANSWERS 1) Schirra. 2) Sleepy foot. 3) Missouri. 4) Green peas. 5) Marge. 6) Draft. 7) Bathroom. 8) Asbestos. 9) Ford Mustang. 10) Nylon stockings. 11) Franklin. 12) Tom Thumb Golf. 13) 10. 14) 1975. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By Elinor Mount-Simmons Special to the Times Franklin County K12 School is a member of the Franklin County community, and as such, the community plays a huge role in the operation of the school. One very important contribution from the community came this summer and during the rst days of school, and that was the donation of school supplies and nancial assistance with T-shirt purchases. We have discovered that because of some of lifes unpredictable situations, so many grandparents are having to take care of the needs of their grandchildren, and when school starts, that includes purchasing school supplies and buying school shirts. Fortunately, on staff at FCS is Connie Sawyer, our bookkeeper, and recognizing this need and possessing a heart of gold, she looked out in the community for help and became the driving force behind securing money to help meet this need and others. Making phone calls throughout the community, Sawyer found many, many good Samaritans who generously donated to the causes she told them about. Big thanks to the Florida Department of Corrections. When Sawyer got in touch with them, representatives from the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle got right on it. From a supply list she sent to them, they purchased and presented to us a huge amount of school supplies. Big thanks also to the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Their representative, Michelle Moore, spearheaded this law enforcement agencys efforts to assist and they brought us a big box full of student supplies. Sawyer also sought assistance in providing school T-shirts and thus far, more than $600 has been received to purchase shirts for those unable to. Sawyer said the money and wonderful testimonies just came pouring in from all the community and she is so grateful to all those that heeded her requests. The Seahawks also have a special project, our Positive Behavior Incentive program and monies were also needed to fund that. Students who display that extra special behavior, who are caught doing good, who follow the Seahawk motto of Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be the change are given a feather (actually a slip of paper with a feather graphic) which they can turn in so that at the end of the week, they are entered in a drawing to receive special treats as a reward for their doing the right thing. Its another way to help our students stay on track and work hard, soaring to their fullest potential. To the many, many people, businesses, organizations from our community, Sawyer and the Seahawk family thanks you so much for demonstrating that wonderful Franklin County spirit of helping out. So to Tracy Russ, JoAnn Chase The Bungalow of Carrabelle, Dottye Thornburg, Peggy L. Calhoun, Eastpoint Community Action, Eastpoint Church of God, Dr. and Ms. W. M. Wood, Pam Nobles Studio, Robert C. Horn, Rebecca Holton, Debbie Flowers, Unique Nails & More of Eastpoint, Ira J Watson, Trinity Episcopal Church of Apalachicola and Jo Ann Gander, the Seahawks thank you. (Now you folks know Connie Sawyer, her heart is super-sized, but if she forgot your name, just know it was an oversight.) The Seahawk faculty and staff send a huge thank you to Connie Sawyer, too, for recognizing this need and doing something about it. Big thanks to Dottye Thornburg, also for her special donations to our teachers. Thats it for this week. 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. Prison employees, community, donate school supplies Assistant Principal Harolyn Walker is anked by Allison Caynter and Melissa Millette, representatives of prison employees in Carrabelle who were instrumental in the success of the school supply donations. ELINOR MOUNT-SIMMONS | Special to the Times