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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, October 2, 2014 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: Email: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index FCHS teacher charged with molesting student By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com A Franklin County High School teacher and assistant football coach has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of an underage female student. Gerald D. Tate, 29, of Apalachicola was arrested Sept. 24 after being questioned regarding an incident dating back to the nal week of the last school year, sometime between May 24 and 27. A news release from the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce said the investigation was initiated by the sheriffs of ce on Sept. 12, soon after Superintendent Nina Marks contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families and the sheriffs of ce. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys legislative delegation in Tallahassee didnt do much talking Monday night, and neither did the elected ofcials who serve the cities and county. Rather, it was the citizens turn, and the honors fell on seafood workers, who implored State Sen. Bill Montford and State Rep. Halsey Beshears to do all they can to help the Apalachicola Bay keep its oystering industry alive. The oystermen and women were by no means unanimous in their views, with their concerns mainly with the rules of the shelling program, as well as that the bay be opened to more harvesting either at East Hole, which was closed last month, or the entire bay, summer and winter bars both or by extending harvest days from the four that now exist. When we had more days to work, we could choose, said Angela Cooper Wilson, who oysters with her husband, Michael. It is ridiculous we have to go out there (in bad weather) and put our life on the line to provide for our kids. I was raised on a boat; there School taxes to rise slightly By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Even with a slight rise in the tax base, county voters will see a small increase in their property tax millage paid to fund the school system. Mandated by the state, the largest chunk of school taxes, the required local effort, will go up by 0.135 mills, from 3.423 to 3.558 mills, a rise of about 4 percent. This increase means the school will raise about one-third of $1 million more than it did last year in this category, from $5.62 million to $5.96 million. The basic discretionary millage, also set by the state, stays the same at 0.748 mills and will raise $7.2 million next year, compared to $6.85 million this past scal year. The half-mill that voters approved several years ago Hellenic Heritage Dinner a dance of memory By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com In 1923, Photis Nichols entered the world in the upstairs of a newly built storefront at Commerce Street and Avenue G, delivered by Dr. George E. Weems with the help of a midwife, Mrs. Bruni. Ninety-one years later, more than 50 of them spent as Apalachicolas leading physician, Nichols offered a retrospective on life over those many years, as keynote speaker Friday evening at the Apalachicola Hellenic Heritage Dinner held in the restored building of his birth. Painstakingly restored by Mel Livingston, the former Economy Cash Store, owned by Nichols father, John, made its glowing debut with an array of Greek food and drink, topped by dancers who graced the street in front in a nostalgic glow. Inside, one wall, covered with photographs, attested to the vibrant personalities who populated Greek Town throughout its history. On the opposite wall, paintings and posters caught the eyes of the roomful of diners. Tamara Suarezs servers offered up an evening meal introduced with hummus, feta cheese, kalamata olives and spanakopita, followed by olive and feta cheese spread and Greek salad. Souvlaki chicken with tzatziki sauce, pastitsio with beef and bchamel, grilled beef kebabs all preceded the nale, baklava and cookies. Sitting with his three sons, holding court with well-wishers, many of whom he knew as patients, Nichols now lives in Jacksonville, the last surviving of three brothers who included the eldest, former mayor Jimmie Nichols, and brother Nick. Photis Nichols wife of 58 years, Frosso, passed away in July. Looking dapper in suit and tie, Nichols followed his introduction by Greg Wynot with a joke that he had Economy Cash Store (John Nichols) Demo George & Co. (Demo George) Angelos General Store (Angelo Fortunas) Riverside Caf (John Lavontes) Petes Caf (Pete Poloronis) Christos Room & Board (Christo) Candy Kitchen (Nick Fortunas) West Point Oyster Co. (Alex Fortunas) Standard Fish & Oyster (George Demo) Demo George Boat (George Demo) Gonatos Boat Works (N. Gonatos) Mosconis Snapper and Grouper Boat Demo George Snapper & Grouper Boats Tassos Gold Mine on Water Street & Avenue F Other Greek business outlets in Apalach, and where they were located, included: Nikatas Coffee Shop (Water Street) Alexs Coffee Shop (Water Street and Avenue D) Valsamis Coffee Shop and Rooming House (across from Post Of ce) Johns Shoe Repair Shop (on Market Street between Avenue D and E) Dixie Theatre (on Avenue E) Palazzos Butcher Shop (on Eighth Street between Avenue C and D) Mrs. V. Peters Convenience Store Oystermen appeal for legislators help GERALD TATE I wont quit ghting, and I wont allow it to be closed. My soul wont rest by not saying anything. Angela Cooper Wilson See OYSTERMEN A13 Greek Town revival HELLENIC HERITAGE DINNER PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times LEFT: Dr. Photis Nichols addresses his audience at the Hellenic Heritage Dinner. RIGHT: Alice Buzier Paterson enjoys the dinner. BELOW: Leading the Greek dancers are, from left, Callie Nichols, Despina George and Sissy Siprell. GREEK BUSINESSES IN APALACHICOLA The following Greek-owned businesses were centered near the corner of Commerce Street and Avenue G. The owners names are in parentheses. Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . . A15 See TAXES A13 See GREEK TOWN A3 See CHARGED A13 Learn about sea turtles Saturday Learn about sea turtles, our oldest visitors, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Dr. Julie Bruce St. George Island State Park, 1900 East Gulf Beach. Learn about sea turtles through funlled activities. Come out for these exciting adventures for the entire family to enjoy. Participants should bring drinking water and sunscreen, and dress for the beach. Program is free with paid park entry. For more info, call 9272111 or email Tiffany. Vickery@dep.state. .us. Explore cast iron camp re cooking Saturday Learn about cast iron camp re cooking at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Dr. Julie Bruce St. George Island State Park, 1900 East Gulf Beach. Come out and learn how to make your next camping adventure a little sweeter. Join us for a demonstration of cast iron camp re cooking with an emphasis on desserts. Participants should bring a chair and drinking water. Program is free with paid park entry. For more info, call 9272111 or email Tiffany. Vickery@dep.state. .us. Full moon climb at lighthouse Wednesday The October Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. After sunset, climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. Reservations are recommended. For reservations or information, call the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. VOL. 129 ISSUE 23 Estuary Day a hit, A10


A2 | The Times Thursday, October 2, 2014 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed were made by ofcers from the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. SEPT. 19 Justin D. Massey 24, Carrabelle, possession of listed chemicals, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, trafcking over 28 grams and less than 200 grams, and sale or possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (FCSO) Dennis L. Beebe 34, Carrabelle, cultivation/ production of marijuana, possession of controlled substance, possession of listed chemicals, possession of paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, possession of legend drug without a prescription, manufacture of methamphetamine, maintaining a place where controlled substance is used, and trafcking over 28 grams and less than 200 grams. (FCSO) Lake Ann McCullar 57, Carrabelle, possession of paraphernalia, possession of legend drug without a prescription, possession of listed chemicals, cultivation/production of marijuana, manufacture of methamphetamine, maintaining a place where controlled substance is used, trafcking over 28 grams and less than 200 grams and two counts of possession of controlled substance. (FCSO) Sylvia N. Keith 33, Carrabelle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of paraphernalia, trafcking over 28 grams and less than 200 grams, possession of listed chemicals, and manufacture of methamphetamine (FCSO) SEPT. 21 Jesse J. T hompson 30, Apalachicola, disorderly intoxication, threats and extortion, resisting officer without violence, corruption by threats against public servant, and child abuse (FCSO) SEPT. 22 Don E Bullock Jr. 34, Hattiesburg, Miss., aggravated battery with great bodily harm (FCSO) SEPT. 23 Jesse J. T hompson 30, Apalachicola, criminal mischief under $200 in damages (FCSO) Brandon D. Robinson 29, Lynn Haven, withholding child support (FCSO) SEPT. 24 Gerald D. T ate 29, Carrabelle, lewd and lascivious molestation (FCSO) SEPT. 25 Gregory P Wynot Sr. 37, Apalachicola, DUI (FCSO) SEPT. 26 Gerald H. Kent, Jr. 41, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) SEPT. 27 Jacob E Garza 26, Port St. Lucie, introduction of contraband into a state prison and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (FCSO) Kevin L. Williams 22, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) SEPT. 28 T ina N. 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The Miami Herald reported Friday the governors chief in spector general received an anonymous letter in Oct. 2012 that included details about pris oners who had died while in state custody. But instead of opening an inquiry, Melinda Miguel turned it over to the inspector general at the Department of Correc tions, which conducted a cursory review. Miguel works directly for Scott, but so far the governor has not said anything about the scan dal, which has led to the rings of prison employees. The questions surrounding the prison systems handling of the cases has result ed in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement being placed in charge of investigating 82 cas es in which prison inmates died from non-natural causes. The anonymous letter was addressed to Scott and stamped as being received by Miguel. It in cluded details about the deaths of Randall Jordan-Aparo at Frank lin Correctional Institution in 2010 and Darren Rainey at Dade Correctional in 2012. Rainey, a mentally ill prisoner, was pun ished in 2012 with a shower so hot that his skin separated from his body. Jordan-Aparo was report edly gassed while in a conne ment cell. The letter states that crony ism and cover-ups are destroying the department. The Scott administration on Friday did not dispute that Miguel received the anonymous letter but said it came after criminal in vestigations had been launched. Frank Collins, a spokesman for Scott, pointed out that both deaths are part of active crimi nal investigations being con ducted by the FBI, the MiamiDade Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. They are all lead on these criminal investigations, not the Chief Inspector General, Col lins said in a statement adding that Miguel is coordinating with the lead agencies to ensure that justice for these individuals and their families is done. Still the timeline shows that FDLE had initially closed the investigation into Jordan-Apa ros death at the time the letter was received. That investigation was reopened with the FBI last September. Instead of responding to the claims in the letter, Miguel turned it over to DOCs inspector gen eral, who conducted a cursory re port, the paper said. A summary of the DOC report notes some staff violations in connection with Jordan-Aparos death, and states that Miami-Dade police were handling Raineys case. This past July, the warden at Dade was red for his handling of the investigation into Raineys death. DOC ofcials in recent weeks have also red nearly 50 prison employees, including several over abuse allegations that they punched and beat inmates. The agency red Sgt. John Nunez from Franklin Correctional In stitution Friday for represent ing an immediate threat to the safety of the inmates under his care, custody, and control. The department said his ring was prompted by information re ceived from law enforcement re lated to potential criminal activ ity at the prison. The Herald also reported that this past march Miguel refused to give DOC investigators whistleblower protection after they told her that the departments own inspector general was pressur ing them not to charge anyone in the Jordan-Aparo case. She also refused to give whistle-blower protection to a DOC probation ofcer who also told her about suspicious aspects of Jordan-Ap aros death. That ofcer was later red although the department maintains she was terminated for absenteeism. The latest reports prompted Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, to ask the agency to hand over infor mation related to the two deaths. Soto, who sits on the committee that oversees the departments budget, said legislators have a constitutional obligation to make sure that no inmates have been subjected to cruel and un usual punishment. Tallahassee runaway sought Special to the Times The Tallahassee Police Department Special Victims Unit is seeking the where abouts of a runaway, former Franklin County resident Au tom Dillon, 15, last seen in the area of the Roberts Ave. in Tallahassee on Sept. 19. Dillon is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. Dillon has long blonde hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey shirt, blue or green pants, and brown sandals. Anyone with information about Dillons whereabouts is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200. Arrest REPOR T AUTOM DILLON B.O.L.O Report: Scotts top inspector told about cover-up Law Enforcement


Local The Times | A3 Thursday, October 2, 2014 forgotten his teleprompter. What he did have in front of him on the lectern was eight pages of typed notes, and from them he deliv ered a fascinating, detailed his tory of the world of Greek Town, which extended from Avenue F northward. He described the silk stocking district from Fourth Street to the west and Avenue E to the north; the largely African-American Hill from Avenue E to the north; and Irish Town, from the post ofce to the south and Fourth Street to the west, as having mostly Italian and Greek families. I do not recall any Irishmen living there, and cannot under stand it being called Irish Town, he said. It should have been called the Italian Village. Nichols spoke of a world where outside of the paved down town, oyster shell dust formed a rm base on the citys streets, crushed from a Water Street fa cility. He talked of Capt. Wings hourly ferry service, and a small passenger vessel, the Jessie May, that could, if you caught it at 5:30 a.m. get you to Carra belle in time to catch the train to Tallahassee. A one-lane wagon trail ran from Apalachicola to Port St. Joe, and there was train service between the two towns. Nichols recalled summers in the 1930s, where the Episcopal Church held its annual picnic in Port St. Joe. A crowded train would leave early in the morning, the church ladies carrying food for the picnic, and returning home that evening, af ter a day of swimming. Overall, Greek Town was the center of transportation in the early part of the 20th century, Nichols said, with the Apalachic ola Northern Railroad depot, the American Railway Express of ce, Lees Bus Line, the steam boat terminus for the Callahan and the terminal for the coastal passenger and freight steamer, the SS Tarpon, all within the block of the Economy Cash Store. Store hours at Nichols estab lishment were from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to mid night on Saturdays. Every other Thursday the store stayed open until later to accommodate the railroad workers, who were paid on this date, usually at about 8 p.m. On Fridays many customers from Indian Pass came to in the afternoons to shop, mostly for groceries, and to enjoy a movie night at the Dixie Theatre. The Dixie had a serial movie on Fridays, usually a Tarzan pic ture and one had to attend every Friday to keep up, Nichols said. Our customers would mostly at tend the movie after they did their shopping. By pre arrangements the store would reopen after the movie was over for our custom ers to pick up their groceries. Nichols recalled how dur ing the Depression, the federal government opened a plant on Water Street, in the abandoned Rice Brothers Seafood building, where it canned beef for distribu tion to the needy. On Fridays the plant would distribute a large pa per bag of commodities to many families, delivered them to the store with the recipients name attached. The shoppers would pick up their bag of basic gro ceries which would supplement what they had to purchase. We were glad to have been able to help them, he said. One did not have to shop to be given their commodities, but most did do some shopping on that visit. During the Depression, a full-time clerk working six days a week got $7, and a part-time clerk working a day a week got a $1. A minimal grocery order to be delivered in the city was $1.50, and a $20 grocery order, and there were not many of these, would ll up a pick-up truck, Nichols said. Following his remarks, Apala chicola librarian Caty Greene presented Nichols with a signed copy of Apalachicola Before 1861, a work by retired Ole Miss history professor Harry Owens, which the library published last year. The evening served as a fund raiser for the library. After the meal, guests mingled, drank ouzo or beer, and chatted, and some even purchased some of the art work that graced the walls. Two pieces by Lynn Spohrer were of fered for sale at a reduced rate, with all monies going to the library. As darkness wrapped the building in its black shawl, a group of dancers led by Callie Nichols Despina George, Sissy Siprell, Missy Miller, Briana Wheatley, Aglaia Dolan and Beth Wright performed traditional Greek dances on the street in front, reviving a corner that for too long had been an aging wall ower watching the rest of the city revive. TYPICAL GROCERY LIST IN 1936 24 pounds of our Four pounds of white meat (salted and not smoked bacon, or sour bellies) One pound of coffee Two pounds of lard Five pounds of sugar Three pounds of rice Three cans of evaporated milk Two cans of tomatoes Three cans of snuff Two cans of Prince Albert tobacco, for rolling your own cigarettes One gallon of Elvira brand cane syrup 10 pounds of potatoes Two pounds of onions Optional items: Corn meal Chicken feed, or corn Bulk spaghetti or macaroni Beans Kerosene GREEK TOWN from page A1P HO T OS BY D A V I D A D LERS T EIN | The Times LEFT: Enjoying a laugh with Mel Livingston are, seated at right, Olympia Poloronis Pridgeon, and standing from left, Tim Poloronis, and Pam Poloronis Vathis. Not pictured are Tony Poloronis and Valerie Patterson. RIGHT: Dancers perform in front of the restored Economy Cash Store. BELOW: Alex Fortunas, of Dixie Theatre fame, and his wife Josephine, in prole, were among those pictured on the wall. BOTTOM: Dressed for the occasion are, from left, library assistants Brooke Parker, Bonnie Whidden and Casey Howard.


USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION Thursday, October 2, 2014 A Section Page 4 Glass-Steagall and the Florida land boom Rain quit and the wind got high And the black ol dust storm lled the sky. Talking Dust Bowl Blues by Woody Guthrie Denver Post television critic Joanne Ostrow calls the Ken Burns PBS documentary on the Roosevelts our week-long national history lesson. The seven-part series is a fascinating overview of the tumultuous period both preceding and following the 1929 stock market crash. Striking similarities exist between the nancial environment that existed just before the Great Depression and the conditions that ourished just before our recent Great Recession. Floridas economic fortunes spiraled downward in 1926, three years before the national nancial crisis ensued. The real estate boom that had helped fashion robust state coffers went bust, and a huge decline in tourism ensued. Three million tourists visited Florida annually in the late 1920s; by 1930, that number had shrunk by two-thirds. The Glass-Steagall Act was passed in 1933, partly to restore con dence in banks. But Glass-Steagall (known as The Banking Act) was also intended to eliminate the con ict of interest that allowed banks to engage in both commercial lending and in investment banking. Many economists consider this unchecked speculative banking as one of the leading causes of the 1929 market crash and the Great Depression. In 1999, with markets in full throttle growth mode, and at the peak of the dot-com decade, Glass-Steagall was repealed. In 2004, the SEC loosened regulations on net capital requirements for ve investment banks, including Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs. Banks began to offer subprime mortgages to home buyers. On the investment side, they began packaging these loans into collateralized debt obligations and selling them as securities. When the real estate bubble burst in 2005, home prices spiraled downward and the economy began a dangerous tailspin. As Steve Denning has written in Forbes, These banks ramped leverage up to 20-, 30-, even 40-1By 2008, only two of the ve banks had survived, and those two did so with the help of a bailout. Lehman Brothers, then the fourth largest U.S. investment bank, led for bankruptcy almost exactly six years ago last month. These bank failures and other problems contributed to the loss of some $10 trillion in global equity market value and ushered in October of 2008, the month with the largest monthly market decline on record at the time. Folks have short nancial memories, but every day was full of news that literally took your breath away. Eightyve years after the 1929 market crash, many leading economists again point to this more recent relaxation of nancial regulations as a primary cause of our own Great Recession. It was the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel who said, We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Destin, FL. 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. MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook With countywide voting, appointing superintendent might work In reading the editorial Ms. Butler wrote in the paper last week (See Hired vs. elected superintendent: A personal view) I found some things I do not agree with. I did, however, notice that nearly all of the concerns she expressed in regards to appointing a school superintendent would also apply to the school board as well. Im sure you understand that you are far more likely to have a school board member elected that has no education than a school superintendent, as there are no requirements to hold this of ce as well. Something else I noticed. Ms. Butler made the statement The school board can be held accountable to the voters for their actions and sadly that is not quite true. The only school board member a voter can hold accountable is the one who happens to live in the voters district. In all levels of government there is in place a system of checks and balance of power. It appears the school board wants the voters in Franklin County to give this up. The only county-wide elected school of cial who is elected by all the voters in Franklin County is the school superintendent. If the citizens of Franklin County were allowed to return to county-wide voting for school board members, it would greatly improve the accountability of the board to the voters. If that were the case, appointing the superintendent might work. Only time would tell. Douglas Creamer By Elinor Mount-Simmons Special to the Times This year we have an addition to our athletic programs, a cross-country team, and we are excited about the growth of our athletic program. This sport involves a lot of running on all types of terrain-through the woods, in ditches, over hills, and Seahawk students have embraced it with eight girls and nine boys, from grades 6-12, creating the rst Seahawk crosscountry team, coached by newcomers Kati Hathcock and Jason Luquis. One of the nine boys on the team is Chandler White, who comments that the team has really come together and its almost like a family. Well, on Mondays through Thursdays, in front of the gym after school, under the watchful eye of their coaches, you will nd this cross-country family going through their warmup drills, preparing for their practice runs. Chandler, the only senior on the team, was also on last years track team. He said that the crosscountry season is going very well (and has been) an enjoyable experience, with the team all getting stronger and faster, as a whole. Already with four meets under their feet, having departed the Seahawk campus the past Saturday mornings around 5 a.m. for Tallahassee, Panama City and Lynn Haven, the team has six more to go, traveling to Pensacola, Blountstown, and Marianna, and then back to Tallahassee. A couple of the meets are on Wednesdays, which means afternoon running, as opposed to Saturday morning treks through the woods. There are nine schools in our district, with approximately 60 boys and 40 girls competing from these nine teams. According to Hathcock and Luquis, the Seahawks are competing quite well, with Seahawk runners Rosie Davis and Maliek Rhodes ranked fourth in district competition. The team is fresh off a meet this past Saturday in Pensacola, where they competed in the Gulf Coast Cross-Country Stampede, and their coaches remarked that the entire team continues to move up in district ranks, with Seahawks Simon Hodgson and Shane Bellew adding signi cantly to that effort. Although there are no home events in crosscountry, Seahawk fans can still support the team. Theres not a meet this coming Saturday, but their next one on Saturday, Oct. 11, is the Florida State University Invite in Tallahassee, so Seahawk fans only have to travel to the capital city to watch our student-athletes compete. If its like it was 10 years ago when my daughter Deanna ran with the Apalachicola High School team, fans all gather at the start line and when the gun goes off and the runners begin, you cheer them on until they run into the woods out of your line of vision. Then, since you left home about 5 to 5:30 a.m. to get to the match, you go back to your vehicles and get some sleep for two-to-three hours until the runners began emerging from the woods. Thats when you gather at the nish line, which, of course is the same as the start line, and begin wildly cheering the weary and worn runners as they straggle towards the prized mark, the Finish line. Coach Hathcock said the reason there are no meets this year on the Seahawk campus is that we did not have an established course to work with, and approval for the sport itself was so late that we had no time to get a course together it was just not possible this year. We de nitely plan on having a home course next year. Visiting the campus last week was a representative from Lincoln College of Technology, in Nashville, Tennessee. Kelsea Bright-Oliver, the schools admissions rep, shared great information with high school students in Jaime Duharts third and fourth period classes, as well as students enrolled in the credit recovery program, about the many programs her school has to offer, interjecting her enthusiastic talk with important lessons on life, too. According to the brochure Bright-Oliver distributed, Lincolns specialized curriculum leads its students into Careers that Build America and upon becoming certi ed in one of their programs, they will help get you into a career. At Lincoln, students can study automotive technology, collision repair, re nishing technology, high performance and diesel and truck technology, receiving real training from real experts that leads to real careers. Last year, Bright-Olivers visit to the Seahawk campus proved successful, for two Class of 2014 graduates, Mason Ray and Justin Spann, have both enrolled at Lincoln. Ray has already started, and Spann will be heading there in just a couple of weeks to begin his program in diesel and truck technology. According to Justins mom, Jeanette Spann, he is very excited about going to Lincoln and is ready to begin his program. Currently, the family is nalizing all plans for Justins departure Oct. 19. Lincolns admissions representatives visit this year was well-received by the Seahawk students who attended her talk, so who knows? Maybe there will be students from this Class of 2015 who will decide to go there, as well. Thats it for the Seahawk News 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. By John Dunn Special to the Times Floridians consumer sentiment this month reached its highest level since before the Great Recession began and after it ended, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The index inched up one point from August to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. This is a welcome development given that consumer sentiment has been at for the last few months, said Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. While we are still about 10 points behind where we would like to be at this point in a recovery, con dence among Floridians is heading in the right direction. The small rise, which parallels an uptick in con dence nationwide, was broad-based among all ages and income levels. Of the ve components that comprise the survey, two rose, two declined and one remained unchanged. Survey-takers overall opinion over whether they are nancially better off now than a year ago rose one point to 75, while their expectation that personal nances will improve a year from now fell one point to 84. The survey also shows that con dence in the national economy over the coming year dropped two points to 78, but faith in U.S. economic conditions over the next ve years remained unchanged at 80. Meanwhile, respondents perception whether now is a good time to buy a big consumer item, such as a refrigerator, shot up four points to 98. This is the highest level for this component since March 2007 and a big driver of the rise in sentiment in September, McCarty said. A mixture of economic indicators is affecting Floridas consumers. After showing signi cant improvement since late 2010, the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of 1 percent in August. Most economists would agree that we should be doing better than 6.3 percent, which is higher than the U.S. unemployment gure of 6.1 percent, McCarty said. The median price of a single-family home in Florida declined in August to $180,000, the rst drop since January. A recent report by CoreLogic, an Irvine, Calif., research rm, found that 24.3 percent of Florida homes are still underwater, compared with a national average of 10.7 percent, McCarty said. The likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in 2015 will almost certainly result in an increase in mortgage rates, but signi cant housing price increases over the next year are not likely. Meanwhile, in ation has remained low and declined in August, led largely by declines in energy prices. Gas prices in Florida fell more than ve cents in September and are predicted to drop lower. Recent gains in the U.S. stock market, meanwhile, could be offset by sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, which are heavily impacting European countries that trade more directly with Russia, McCarty said. Ultimately these effects will spill back to Florida indirectly through potential declines in the stock market and more directly by declines in both tourism and housing purchases by Europeans, he added. Construction and housing in Florida have been recovering over the past two years, due in large part to population growth. But a Federal Reserve rate hike could lead to a temporary, but natural, stock market correction and a slowdown in housing sales and construction, McCarty said. When the timing of that rate hike becomes clear, We can expect at least a temporary decline in our consumer sentiment index in Florida, McCarty said. Conducted Sept. 1-25, the UF study re ects the responses of 403 individuals, representing a demographic cross-section of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of con dence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150. John Dunn is a writer for the University of Florida News Center. He can be reached at dunnj@ m Letter to the EDITOR Students focus on post-high school careers UF: Consumer sentiment reaches post-recession high


The Times | A5 Thursday, October 2, 2014 VOTE YES to 2% tourist tax increase Panhandle To urist Bed Ta x Rates Nov 4 Yo ur vote to increase the non-local tourist tax (bed tax) by 2 percent will help strengthen the area s marketing and put diners in restaurants, visitors in hotels, shoppers in stores, cars at the pumps and guests on char ter trips. The bed tax is not a cost bor ne by locals or proper ty owners tourists pay the small assessment as par t of their room rate. It s small for tourists but huge for our economy An increase in local business means an increase in jobs for hospitality construction and seafood-related businesses currently struggling to compete against neighboring counties with bigger bed tax rates and marketing budgets. Increased business also helps bolster sales and gas tax revenues used to fund county projects other wise coming from your proper ty taxes. VOTE YES 2 Jobs! Seventy years ago this week, the war effort was in full swing. Camp Gordon Johnston was working full tilt to train the troops but there was some hope that the end was in sight because, for the rst time, mail was trickling in from the frontlines overseas. Prices in parenthesis below are the equivalent cost in 2014 dollars. Read on. OUR BOYS AND GIRLS IN SERVICE Captain J. F. Warren First thing Monday morning, we got what we think is a good story for the column. George Donalson, colored of Carrabelle, walked into the Selective Service Board with his son, Paul, who was leaving for induction. We found that the father is a veteran of the First World War and that this young 18-year-old, Paul, going into the service today is his fth son to go from Franklin County. We asked where they were and starting with the oldest Nathaniel is with the Engineers at Claiborne, La.; George has been in England for some time and is in the Tank Corps; Julius is with the Quartermaster Corps in Iran; the last heard of David, seven months ago, he was at the point of embarkation en route overseas and Paul left today for Fort Benning. George says he has one more son, 16, that should be in. We hope it wont last that long, George. The mother of these boys, who has passed away, would really be proud of her contribution to the war effort. We note from the Panama paper that Pfc Raymond Page was wounded in action somewhere in France on the 13th of June and the Purple Heart which he was wearing has been sent to his wife, Mrs. Mary Page. Page is the son of Joe Page of this city and was inducted through the local board. We surely hope the wounds received in action have improved and that he will be in ne shape soon. Cpl Henry Nash, who has been in China for a long time, too long, writes how much he would love to be home and enjoy some good home cooking. He isnt complaining but does say that a piece of white or any kind of bread is something he hasnt seen in a long time. And that the reason he hasnt written was no paper. He nally did buy what we get for 10 cents ($1.20) a tabletprice $7.00 ($93.73). You may not believe this but we recently had word from Farley Bo in England that he bought some grapes in London, didnt ask the price but in counting his English money at home found that the price was $4.00 ($53.56) per pound or about a nickel (67 cents) a grape. His comments were that he couldnt offer these around to his friends. John Lovett of the Navy, with two of his friends stationed at the Recruiting Headquarters in Birmingham came in Saturday for a short furlough. John found the Coast Guard in the person of W. P. McCormick already here on his arrival. All look well, in good shape and smiling. Understand that Chief Joseph Buddy Bessina (Messina?) is up from the West Indies on a short furlough. Buddy has been about the East Coast and had lots of interesting experiences since joining the Coast Guard. We learn this week that E. Groover Hoffman, grandson of John H. Hoffman is now the First Lieutenant stationed with the 605th Engr Cam Ba C at Camp Van Dorn, Miss. We heard that Mrs. Roy Smiths last letter from Roy was headed Somewhere in Germany and believe this is the rst one to report being where we hope the whole United States army and her allies will be soon. Our last report from TE was Somewhere in Belgium and she said that Tim was in Holland. Roy Stansberry and Tim were in Paris together and we guess they must be pretty well together yet. With them are several other Franklin County boys who will make it hot for Hitler et al and etc. Last week we stated that young Louis Banks, colored, volunteered at the age of 17. To keep the record straight, this should have been 18, as at that time, volunteers were not taken under the age of 18. Alfred Roberts is now in the service with Uncle Sam. He was accepted in the army in Atlanta on September 7 and is now stationed in Camp wheeler, Ga. He writes his mother he had a pleasant surprise when he met up with his cousin Fred Scott from here. Also Johnny Mirabella. He wants his address in the Times and wants his friends to write him: It is Pvt Alfred Roberts, A. S. N. 44038606, Co C, 17th Tr BN, Camp wheeler, Ga. Cpl Kenneth Roberts wrote home that his name is in the hat and he hopes to be back in the good old USA and home. He stated that he is sending home a Grizzly Bear hide and other things he has gathered up in different parts of Alaska. He also states that letters are not censored any more and he will be able to tell more about Alaska. FL O RIDA ME MO RY PR O JECT Mayor Jimmy Nichols, Jim Woodruff, Sr. and Congressman Bob Sikes at the Harbor Day celebration in Apalachicola, 1958 War effort in full swing 70 years ago WWW. S K YLI GH TERS .O R G A V-Mail was comprised of a single sheet of paper measuring 4-1/4 by 5 inches. During World War II cargo space and weight on ships was at a premium. Mail was often held up in favor of supplies. To overcome the demoralizing effect of not getting the mail delivered, the post ofce came up with a standardized size paper and envelope. Letters were written and then microlmed. The microlm was sent in place of the letter, saving valuable space and still getting letters to our troops and home to soldiers families. The letters were printed on the receiving end and then delivered. V-Mail was sent and received from June 1942 through November 1945. See SHADOWS A6


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Both were owned by Eva Papadopolous, proprietor of the White Kitchen, who counted fashion sense along with cooking in her list of accomplishments. The shop closed in the mid 1960s. Papadopolous remembers the Pixie Shop was part of a chain out of Bainbridge, Ga. It was the cutest shop. You could buy shoes for $1.99. You could buy everything, she said. Papadopolous is looking for a picture of the Pixie Shop. If a Chasing Shadows reader knows of such a photo, please contact the Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at LOIS SWOBODA | The Times On Thursday, Sept. 25, the Apalachicola Area Historical Society hosted a lecture by Bill McLean of Moultrie, Ga., who told of his quest to trace the history of an old paddlewheel boat encountered during summer visits to the Ochlocknee River during his childhood. Over several years, McLean rst learned the name of the boat, Ed Ryan Hayes, and his continuing research led him to Bamburg, S.C., and ultimately to Indiana. The boat, constructed in Apalachicola as a freight boat, was salvaged in the 1930s by a traveling artist who raised it and moved it upriver to rest beside the Ochlocknee River bridge where McLean discovered it. He later learned that a painting, salvaged from the wall of the boat, was one of only three works surviving by Charles Dana Deirdorf, who salvaged the boat. McLean was able to provide the artists two surviving daughters, who reside in Indiana, with reproductions of the painting which features a boat and a light house. During the lecture, several members of the audience shared memories of the boat and nearby businesses that populated the area near the bridge in the early 20th century. McLean shared photos of the area and the bridge that preceded the bridge. One thing he has never found is a photo of the paddlewheel boat. If a Chasing Shadows reader knows of such a photo, please contact The Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at IN SEARCH OF THE ED R Y AN HA YES Not Pixie Chop, Pixie Shop! Our Chasing Shadows question is simple. Does anybody remember the Donalson family of Carrabelle and did all ve sons make it home from the war? NO NEWS FROM CARRABELLE Owing to the rush in the ofce of County Judge this week, there will be no Carrabelle news published. The last minute rush of those buying drivers licenses and which came at the end of the month has made it necessary to leave off the news this week. However, Judge Witherspoon will be back in a big way next week and promises to turn in one of his best columns in many a week. Thanks, Editor. LETTER FROM JIMMIE NICHOLS Following is letter number ve from Jimmie Nichols, future mayor of Apalachicola and Times columnist, written in England and dated Aug. 6. Jimmie was with a Troop Carrier Base somewhere in England. Editor of The Times Dear folks: As the European phase of this global war enters its nal stage and many GIs look forward to returning home, soon their thoughts of the activities they participated in overseas will surely include the American Red Cross overseas. In any English city a visiting GI can nd at least one Red Cross club equipped with food, beds and entertainment and things. Americansmaking it our home away from home. One of the most popular attractions of any club is the coke delight. Most clubs serve a form of cola drink made in England, while the larger ones, as in the London area serve the real McCoy. Looking forward to drinking a real Coca-Cola is identical with when a civilian would look forward to getting a real bottle of Scotch back in Prohibition Days. At this airbase, we have what is known as the American Red Cross Aero Club. Each night, cokes, coffee and doughnuts are served at a minimum cost. One night a week, State Night is held commemorating some American state. On this special night, a delicious tasting cake is baked as an added attraction. Two nights a week, dances are sponsored. Partners are drawn from nearby cities and from the WAAF and ATS service girls camps. Music is real and by our own orchestra. In proportion to the number of fellows who come to the dances and the number of girls who are available, the ratio works out to ten GIs for each girl. The dance hall becomes more crowded than it is possible to imagine. Other Red Cross featured attractions are the athletic room, library, lounge, sewing hour, learning to dance hour and smoker night. As our troops progress on the Western Front, our Red Cross mobile units follow right along. The Red Cross acts in the capacity of advisor with a task similar to the Chaplains when it assists in solving a GIs personal problems. It loans money, procures emergency furloughs and helps bring about reunions of GIs seeking relatives. In the historic cities such as London, Cambridge, Stratford-on-Avon and Edinburgh, it sponsors city guides for tours of historic sights. Jimmie Nichols LETTER ABOUT THE INV ASION The following V-mail was received last Saturday by Mrs. Sallie Montgomery from her son, Ollie, Jr. So far as we know it is one of the rst letters in which a GI is allowed to tell anything about his part in the invasion of southern France, and we thought you might enjoy reading it. Here it is: The long awaited D-Day arrived and, after months of expectancy on both your part and my part, the results, as we all know, proved most gratifying. Now that D-Day and H-Hour of the invasion of southern France have long passed, we can be more open in expressing our experiences. We had been in Italy, most of the time, getting ready. Even during our operations of getting ready for D-Day, everyone on board had the opportunity of visiting the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Some of us had the opportunity of visiting Rome and a few had audiences with the Pope. We have all viewed Mount Vesuvius in its many and ever-changing aspects. Getting back to the Invasion of Southern France, we made our attack in the daylight hours of the morning after allowing our forces to bomb the beaches rst. After the rst landing, we moved our ships in closer to the shore and, later in the morning, we were able to see the big bombers coming in and dropping their bombs on the new ground. The bombing was so terric that the ship actually vibrated from the concussion. All of the battleships and cruisers were right close by, and we could see them shelling the beaches and the hills all day long. We, on this ship, did not see a single enemy plane, although some were reported near. I am sure that our air Umbrella took care of the enemy planes before they came near enough to get even a good look at us. It will be of consolation to you to know that I am well and hardy as ever and that, during the landing of the troops from our ship we did not have a single casualty. The speedy debarkation and unloading of our ship had us on the way back to out Mother port before nightfall on the rst day. When we shall return to the states is problematical. It depends entirely on the need for our ship, and we are willing, anxious and ready to stand by as long as the boys on the way to Berlin, may have need for us. Love, Junior SHADOWS from page A5 Chasing Shadows


FULL MOON CLIMB AT LIGHTHOUSE WEDNESDAY The Sunset/Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be Wednesday, Oct. 8. The event will be from 7-8:30 p.m. and includes light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 7:17 p.m., and the moon will rise at 7:35 p.m. After sunset, additional people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The lighthouse is in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, call the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. G UL F /FRANKLIN O FF ERS LA W EN F ORCEMENT OPEN HOUSE O CT. 9 Gulf Coast State College has announced the Gulf/ Franklin campus will offer the Law Enforcement Standards Program beginning in January 2015. Anyone interested in this exciting and rewarding eld is encouraged to attend the free Law Enforcement Open House at 5:30 p.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 9, at the campus in Port St. Joe. Representatives from local agencies will be in attendance to promote opportunities available through a career in public safety. We are very excited about this new opportunity for students, said Loretta Costin, director of the GulfFranklin Campus. As a result of discussions with our local Public Safety Advisory Committee, we realized that there are employment opportunities for law enforcement professionals in our area. This program will provide an excellent career pathway for students who want to pursue a career in public safety. This also benets our community by providing additional trained law enforcement professionals to serve our citizens. The 770-hour vocational program is made up of training that covers basic law enforcement and high-liability areas. The Florida Department of Law Enforcementapproved curriculum prepares students for the state certication exam. Once certied, graduates can apply for any type of law enforcement position in Florida, including those in sheriff and police departments, probation and private institutions/departments. 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The museum theatre showed vintage lm footage all day and canteen attendants dispensed free Cokes, coffee and pastries to GIs and friends who visited the World War II museum. Live music was featured all day long from The Not Quite Ready Band, above from left, Tony Minichiello, Sal Martucci, Bob Franklin and Mike Napoti. MUSEUM DAY COMES ALIVE AT CAMP GORDON JOHNSTON


A8 | The Times Thursday, October 2, 2014 Special to The Times 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 can easily 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 reect 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 Thursday through Sunday, between noon to 5 p.m., to the lighthouse, 1975 W. U.S. 98, 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 697-2732 for museum information or visit www. crookedriverlighthouse. org. Calling on all singers and songwriters! 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Yo u ma y lo gon to th e we bs it e at www .f or go tt en pe ts .o rg to se e mor e of ou r ad op tab le pe ts Pe t of th e We ek PU BL IC NO TI CE TO : CO MME RC IA L BU SI NES SE S & CO NTR AC TO RS FRO M: FO ND A DA VI S, DI RE CT OR DA TE : SEPT EM BE R 12 20 14 SUB JE CT : AM NEST Y DA Y IT IS TH E PO L IC Y OF T HE FR AN KL IN COU NT Y BO AR D OF COU NT Y CO MM IS SIO NE RS T HA T DE BR IS WHIC H IN CL UD ES C& D, WHIT E GOOD S & YA RD TR AS H, BROUG HT IN BY CO MME RI CI AL BU SI NE SS ES CO NTR AC TO RS OR BU IL DE RS WIL L NO T BE AM NE ST Y ON AM NE ST Y DA YS James and Connie Harris celebrate 25th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. James A. and Connie M. Harris, Jr. celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. They were married Sept. 29, 1989, in Panama City. They have two children, Annah Olivia Harris and Weston Griner Harris. James serves as tax collector for Franklin County and Connie teaches school at First Baptist Christian School. A dinner was hosted in their honor by their children. Anniversary Choo-choo Ezra is 2! Rick Hernandez and Krystal Shuler Hernandez, of Apalachicola, would like to announce the second birthday of their son, Ezra Jay Hernandez. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Ezra will celebrate his birthday with family and friends with a Thomas the Train birthday party. Birthday Special to The Times On Saturday, Sept. 27, Gene Sewell, reigning queen of Lanark Village celebrated her 96th birthday surrounded by family and friends. Sewell, known locally for her quilting prowess and love of butteries, three years ago was crowned by her neighbors in Chillas Hall, where there is a plaque commemorating her coronation. Lanark Villages new county park was also named for Gene Sewell. About 50 people gathered for lunch at the Crooked River Grill to celebrate her birthday, including Sewells son, Jeff, and wife Beth who traveled from Carrollton, Georgia for the occasion. Sewells daughter, Pat Funderburke who lives with her in Lanark Village, and a neighbor, Rodney Kelly, planned the luncheon. Jeff Sewell said, after lunch, his mother would return home to open her gifts, and the family planned to cap off the day by attending the Sopchoppy Opry. Society Special to The Times The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum has announced the appointment of a new assistant director. Director Linda Minichiello said Manual Manny Gass will replace Bobbye Winchester, who retired to spend more time with her husband Sid as he recuperates from serious health issues. Minichiello said Gass has excellent computer skills, is skilled at exhibit construction and is an avid amateur historian, making him an ideal t for the job. The son of a Vietnam veteran and a Germanborn mother, Gass was born in Germany, and has spent most of his life in Carrabelle. Cinnamon Smith, James Murray to wed James Murray and Cinnamon Smith to be married Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at 2 p.m. at their home on 2400 Highway 67 in Carrabelle. Robert Murray will conduct the ceremony. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robbie Smith and the late Jesse G. Smith Sr. The future groom is son of the late Jean and Irvin Murray. A reception will follow, featuring live entertainment by High Road. Come as you are, no seating plan. All friends and family invited to attend. Wedding LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Gene Sewell Gene Sewell celebrates 96th birthday New assistant at Camp Gordon Johnston LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Manual Gass Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES


The Times | A9 Thursday, October 2, 2014 Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice Fi rs t Ass em bl y of Go d Ap al ac hi co la Fl or id a Pa st or s, Lar ue O. (R ud y) & De bb ie Pr esc ot t A "L IF E CE NT ER FO R YO U AN D YO UR FA MI LY 26 7 Br ow ns vi ll e Ro ad Ap al ach ic ol a, FL 32 32 0 O: (8 50 ) 65 390 46 H: (8 50 ) 65 386 51 SU ND AY SCH OO L 10 :0 0A M SU ND AY SE RV IC E 11 :0 0A M & 6: 00 PM WE DN ES DA Y SE RV IC E 7: 00 PM 101 NE F irst Street Carrabelle SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH Faith And a good time was had by all. Gene Sewell had a great birthday last Saturday at the Crooked River Grill. I was under the weather and didnt want to spread it around. Hope you can join us for lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Well have another fine meal prepared and served up by Sarge and his crew. Your donation of $5 will be collected at the desk. And the chow line forms at noon. Things will start jumping at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 4. at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle. Jim the DJ will provide the music for the Over 50 Dance. Just bring a snack to share, your dancing shoes, your favorite beverage and your main squeeze. Charleston! Charleston! On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Revival Railroad will play at the 10:30 a.m. service at the Lanark Community Church. They will also be appearing at the Curley Messer Pavilion and the date will be announced later. The board members of the Lanark Village Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, at Chillas Hall. Membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. Try your best to attend. Stop in Chillas Hall in the morning, why dont you? And enjoy a mug of coffee with your friends and neighbors. Door is open from 9-11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Coffee is still 30 cents, and sometimes, theres something on the counter to go with it. The guys from the Veterans Administration are there on Thursdays and the coffee is free. See ya there! Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and remember help is just a prayer away. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, the homeless and the hungry. It was wonderful! Sept. 26, 2014, was a magical evening, mingling the rich Greek heritage of Apalachicola with the grand opening of the Nichols Building. This building, which served one of our Greek families for many years, has been meticulously restored by the visionary genius, Mel Livingston. What a perfect place to celebrate the history and heritage of our Greek citizens, many of whom were immigrants who spoke little English, but whose courage, tenacity, creativity, and sheer grit helped to form the character of our unique city. Many hands make light work was a phrase my aunt Isabelle was fond of using, and while I am not sure that all the work was light, many hands were involved in production of the Apalachicola Municipal Librarys third annual Heritage Dinner. We are deeply indebted to them all, but most especially to Mel Livingston, Jim Williar and C.J. Weyrich for the building; extra special guest and featured speaker, Dr. Photis Nichols, who was born in the upstairs living quarters of the building, and grew up there; Callie Nichols for the Greek dancing in the street; Despina George for her dedicated pursuit of those magnicent photographs, which represent nearly all of the families, and it looks like the beginning of a museum to me; Robin and Mike Vroegop for printing and arranging the archival photographs; Aglaia Mosconis Dolan for her advice on the food and customs; Tamara Suarez and her staff for the authentic, delicious, beautifully served meal. Finer Greek food was never served anywhere; and Bootsey George for the preparation of her familys baklava. Gratitude and thanks as well to Gladys Gatlin and Mary Ann Siprell and the decorating committee of Beverly Coxwell, Sissy Siprell and Briana Wheatley; Callies dancers, Despina George, Sissy Siprell, Missy Miller, Briana Wheatley, Aglaia Dolan and Beth Wright; Harry Arnold for the Greek ag that adorned the building; Wayne Thomas for providing the sound system: Susan Richardson and Lynn Wilson for providing their original artwork; Willsons Portable Toilet Service; evening volunteers Bonnie Whidden, Julie OMalley, Michelle Boston, Talon Whiteagle, Bill Roberts, Tom Daly, Casey Howard and Brooke Parker; and, as always, to Caty Greene, librarian, whose hard work, concept and vision made this event happen. Thank you, Thank you all! Susan Clementson Chair, Apalachicola Municipal Library Saturday garage sale for breast cancer ght This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. until, there will be a garage sale at Journeys of St. George Island, 240 E. Third Street. The sale will feature a host of items, as well as rib plates for a $10 donation. Remember, one mans trash is another mans treasure. All proceeds will go to the Making Strides team of Dayles Darlins to help in breast cancer awareness. Call Dayle at 653-5144 for more details. Revival Railroad to perform Sunday On Sunday, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m., Revival Railroad is coming to Lanark Village at The Community Church on Spring Street. Mark your calendar for the rst bluegrass picking and praying for revival tour. Revival Railroad will also be appearing at the pavilion next to the re department in Carrabelle. Bring a lawn chair). Watch for upcoming dates. Everyone is welcome to join us in worship. For information, call 697-4195 or 556-3771. Faith BRIEFS LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Cleveland Alexander Moody, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 5:15 a.m. at home in Canton, Ga., under home hospice care The son of Naoma and Cleveland Alexander Moody, he was born March 22, 1929, in Highland Park, Mich., and grew up in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Iowa and was a graduate of New York University. Alex completed studies at Columbia University in real estate appraising and was a senior residential appraiser having been qualied by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was with Equitable Life Assurance Society for more than 25 years before opening his own business, Moody Associates, in Gainesville, Ga. His greatgreat-grandfather, Alexander Moody, arrived in New York aboard the passenger ship, Victory, from Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1860. The name, Alexander, has been passed down to grandchildren since the 1800s. On Sept. 23, 1972, in Chamblee, Ga., he wed Laura Roberts Yockel, and the couple was married 42 years. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, William, and his youngest daughter Laurel Moody Wilhelm. He is survived by his sister, Karen Moody Balzer, of Federal Way, Wash.; his children, son Richard (Doreen) Moody, of Oconee, and their four sons, Jerry, Joshua, Ben and Brien; daughter Cheryl (Larry) Darnell, of Birmingham, Ala., and their three children Randy, Erin, and Patrick; stepson Marc (Darlene) Yockel, of Woodstock, Ga., and his two sons, Brandon (Ingrid) Yockel, of Jacksonville, and Kristopher Yockel, of Gainesville, Ga.; grandchildren Jessica Wilhelm, of Arden, North Carolina, and Jordan Wilhelm Darnell, of Birmingham, Ala.; and 16 great-grandchildren, the newest born Sept. 22. Alex and his wife were active members of Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, in Canton, Ga. with interment in Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga. Alex Moody ALEX MOODY Obituaries Bring dancing shoes to senior center Saturday evening After a lengthy illness, Joe Billy Granger passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the age of 79, with his wife of 46 years, Sara Shiver Granger, by his side and surrounded by many loved ones. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Polly Morgan Granger, and brothers, Jackie Granger and Jimmy Granger. His living legacy continues with his children including three sons, Jimmy (Lynn) Granger; Jamie (Penny) Proctor; and Charles (Lacresha) Granger, all of Eastpoint; four daughters, Sonya (Terry) Kimbrell, Crawfordville; Sandra (Elvis) Cook, Marianna; Sara (Kelly) Wilder, Millbrook, Ala.; and Debbie Jerabek, Hawaii; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by ve brothers, Edward Curry, Tallahassee; Pete (Jackie) Granger, Homosassa Springs; Bobby (Joyce) Granger, Marianna; David Granger, Tallahassee; and Danny (Feddie) Granger, Tallahassee; two sisters, Mae Jones, Live Oak, and Gencie Shaw, Tallahassee, and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Billy was a general contractor in the Franklin County for 40 years. His projects stretch throughout the community from Apalachicola to Alligator Point and he will be remembered by many for his hard work ethic. Services were held at Deliverance Tabernacle, Otter Slide Road, Eastpoint, on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1, with visitation an hour prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. Billy Granger Card of THANKS Special to The Times Franklin County Senior Citizens and the Arthritis Foundation are offering a Walk With Ease class, Monday, Oct. 6, at the Apalachicola Senior Center, in the Holy Family Senior Services building at 2103 Dr. Frederick Humphries Street. This program was developed to help people with or without arthritis form walking groups whose goals are safety and success. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can probably participate successfully, and the program can be modied to meet your needs. Groups meet for six weeks, three times per week. Sessions will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays beginning at 11 a.m. Each session lasts about one hour. Enrollment is limited to 12 people and is free. For more information or to enroll, call Donna Thompson at 323-0168. Greek Heritage Dinner Walk With Ease class starts Monday


Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors Thursday, October 2, 2014 OUTD OO RS Section A WEEK LY ALM ANA C AP AL AC HIC OL A CA RR ABELLE TIDE TA BL ES MO NTHL Y AV ER AG ES To nd th e tides of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om the se gi ve n fo r AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH LO W Ca t Po in t Mi nus 0:40 Mi nus 1:17 East Pa ss Mi nus 0:27 Mi nus 0:27 To nd th e tides of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om those gi ve n fo r CA RR ABEL LE: HIGH LO W Ba ld Po in t Mi nus 9:16 Mi nus 0:03 Da te Hi gh Low % Pre cip Th u, Oc t. 02 82 75 10 % Fr i, Oc t. 03 82 69 80 % Sa t, Oc t. 04 75 57 10 % Sun, Oc t. 05 75 63 0 % Mo n, Oc t. 06 79 68 0 % Tu es Oc t. 07 81 68 0 % We d, Oc t. 08 82 69 0 % Monda y Th ursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | Fr ida y Sa tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) Su nda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Autumn Days are Here! Sh op wi th us fo r al l yo ur hu nt in g su ppl ie s www .shopb wo .c om Page 10 Right now, crape myrtle is in bloom all over the Panhandle. Lagerstroemia is the proper name for crape myrtle or crape myrtle a genus of about 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to the India, Southeast Asia, northern Australia and nearby islands. Crape myrtles are chiey known for their colorful and long-lasting owers, which occur here, summer through fall. Most species of Lagerstroemia have sinewy stems and branches with a mottled appearance because they are constantly shedding bark. Crape myrtle can range in height from over 100 feet to under one foot; most, however, are small to medium multiple-trunked trees and shrubs. The timber of some larger species has been used to manufacture bridges, furniture and railway cars in their native habitat. In India, the leaves of some species are fed upon by moths that produce cocoons from which pale gold Tussar silk is manufactured. The common crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) from China and Korea was introduced circa 1790 to Charleston, S.C., by the French botanist Andr Michaux. Over 200 years of cultivation have resulted in a huge number of cultivars of widely varying characteristics. Though not as widely known, the Japanese crape myrtle, L. fauriei, from central and southern Japan is becoming increasingly important as a landscaping plant. Hybrids of the two species have also become common. Newly planted crape myrtles should be well watered until roots have taken hold. Once established they are very drought-tolerant. Fertilizer is usually not necessary, unless blooms appear limited. Full bloom may not occur until the second year after planting. Crape myrtles trees are sometimes susceptible to sooty mold and powdery mildew. This is especially a problem in our area because of the great number of ants. Spraying the plant with soapy or pressurized water will help solve the problem. Remember to spray the underside of the foliage. The most daunting and incorrectly practiced aspect of crape myrtle care is pruning. Caring should include limited pruning and only to enhance the shape of the plant. Too much pruning from the top sends suckers shooting from the bottom of the tree or the roots. The practice of hanging bottles in trees became widespread in the plantation regions of Southern states and from there migrated north and inland into Appalachia. Traditionally, the bottles are placed on the branches of a crape myrtle tree. Special to The Times The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Franklin and Wakulla counties in October. The Franklin County course takes place at the Carrabelle City Complex, 1001 Gray Ave. Instruction is 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The Wakulla County course takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Ofce Otter Creek Range, 65 Qualify Lane, Crawfordville. Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the nal report from the online portion of the course. The nal report form does not have to be notarized. An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper with them to take notes. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satises hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWCs regional ofce in Panama City at 850-265-3676. By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Estuary Day came and went without a hitch, once again a tribute to the plan ning and organizational skills of Lisa Bailey, coastal educator at the Apala chicola National Research Reserve. Each year, Bailey works hard to plan an event to re member, and this past year was no exception. Friday, Sept. 26, squeezed in just days after the last of the summer heat and 48 hours before several days of storms. The sky was clear, with just enough breeze to keep the bugs away and raise a light chop on Apala chicola Bay, backdrop for this annual celebration. Bailey mustered 25 AN ERR staff members and 57 adult volunteers to stage the show. This core was bol stered by 17 student volun teers from the Apalachicola Bay Charter and Franklin County schools as well as helpers from Girl Scout Troop 200. Among greeters at the front entrance to the inter pretive center was Jenna Harper, ANERRs new manager, Activities offered includ ed the ever popular touch tanks that bring the crea tures of the bay closer to land dwellers; a demonstra tion of blue crab biology and growth; a display of ongoing ANERR research projects; a beach scavenger hunt and more. The Florida Wild Mam mal Association was on hand with Doofy the pelican to give children and adults alike a chance to interact with a wild bird. I think a lot of times, kids wind up getting an edu cation about which animals are dangerous. So I think they stay away from them and dont realize that ani mals have personality too, said Doofys handler Jessi ca Beatty. I think its good for children to interact with an animal like this. Among the popular events returning this year were wacky waterfront race featuring a life-sized turtle excluder; ocean bingo and cast net demonstrations by Jimmy Moses and Patrick Millender, with scaled down nets for children of all ages. National Estuaries Day was established in 1988 as part of Coast Weeks, its purpose to promote the im portance of estuaries and the need to protect them. Countless National Estu aries Day activities occur nationwide, from photog raphy contests in Florida, canoe trips in Washington, clean-ups in North Caro lina, exhibits at state capi tals, guided tours in Texas, to festivals in California. Since its inception, Na tional Estuary Day has strengthened the partner ship between the National Estuary Program and the National Estuarine Re search Reserve System, two programs that protect more than 50 federally des ignated estuarine habitats. Hunter safety course in Carrabelle next week Be careful when pruning crape myrtle SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Offshore action is rapidly ending with red grouper season only open for a few more weeks. Most pelagic fish have moved farther down south by now. Some Spanish and kingfish are still hanging around, but not in great numbers this week. As we get closer to October, the inshore fishing will be at a peak for the year. Inshore species such as trout and redfish have adjusted to the cooler waters this fall and are very aggressive. Live shrimp and minnows are the go-to baits for most anglers; however, many artificial baits are producing great catches. BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda LOI S S WOBO D A | The Times Estuary Day goes swimmingly PH O T O S B Y LOI S S WOBO D A | The Times LEFT: Amy and mom Lily Buchanan, of Hiram, Ga., get a lesson in blue crab biology from Jeff Dutrow, new educational coordinator for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. CENTER: Doofy the pelican from the Florida Wild Mammal Association was a big hit at Estuary Day. RIGHT: Ari Lopez, 18 months, shows mom, Jamie Luten Lopez, a nger puppet dolphin she won in the shing game hosted by the Florida Sea Grant. BELOW: One of the most popular activities at Estuary Day was paint stamping using acrylics. Organizer Lisa Bailey said she tries to rotate exhibits every year so they remain interesting.


Running for the Bay Marathon Su nda y Oc to ber 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 Run or Wa lk Page 11 CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SPORT S Thursday, October 2, 2014 A Section The Lady Seahawk vol leyball team was busy the last half of September, play ing a tough schedule and getting the seasons rst district win, against Boze man, under its belt. At home on Sept. 15 against Community Chris tian School, Franklin Coun ty played their opponents for the rst ever. We were nervous to see what they were capable of! coach Hilary Stanton said. The junior varsity team played the opening games hard, both tough contests, 26-24 and 29-27, but lost the second game in overtime The varsity matchup was a very exciting game to watch, as the Lady Hawks won in three matches 25-8, 25-15 and 34-32. The third set went into overtime by a lot, said Stanton. I dont think we have ever had to play a set that long! At Port St. Joe the fol lowing afternoon, the JV team put on an amazing performance, downing St. Joe in the rst two sets 257 and 25-15. They kept an incredible lead in the rst set, said Stanton. The varsity team lost in four sets, 17-25, 19-25, 25-15 and 17-25. On Sept. 18 at South Walton, against a tough team to compete with, the JV did well, before falling 16-25 and 16-25. They had a lead on them for a while and hung in there, said Stanton. Sophia Kirvin led the team in aces in this game, and against Port St. Joe. The varsity team lost in the rst three sets, 7-25, 1725 and 12-25. The varsity Lady Hawks traveled to East Gadsden Sept. 22 and won in three sets, 25-21, 25-11 and 25-12. The home matchup on Sept. 23 against FAMU High was the rst home game for the middle school girls. The girls fell in two sets. 22-25 and 14-25. Al though they lost they were very excited to play, Stan ton said. The JV team won, 2512 and 25-10, which meant they beat the Lady Baby Rattlers both times they squared off this season. The varsity Lady Hawks lost their game in four sets, 25-18, 19-25, 17-25 and 25-8. The varsity team played at home against Bozeman Sept. 25 and came away with the seasons rst dis trict win. The girls won in four sets, 25-17, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-23. At home against Hosford Monday night, the middle school girls fell in both games of a doubleheader, losing both in the rst two sets, 12-25 and 11-25, and then 17-25 and 20-25. The varsity girls faced East Gadsden at home Monday night, and came away with a win in hardfought four sets, 23-25, 2516, 25-13 and 25-18. The Lady Hawks now go on the road. All three teams faced Wewa Tues day night, and tonight the middle school team travels to Tolar, while the JV and varsity travel to play Lib erty County. On Tuesday, its Black Out night at home against Port St. Joe, and on Thurs day, Oct. 9, its Think Pink night, a show of sup port against breast cancer, against Rickards. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN Seahawk volleyball team gets rst district win By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes A lackluster rst quar ter set the Franklin Coun ty Seahawks back on their heels Friday night in Mon ticello, and they went on to fall 33-6 to the Aucilla Christian Warriors. After the Warriors jumped to a 28-0 lead in the rst stanza, the Se ahawks outscored them 65 the rest of the way. We came out at in the rst quarter. Aucilla came out and jumped on us quick and our kids were playing on their heels, said coach Aaron York. The rst quarter killed us. It was not so much mistakes as we did not seem motivated to play until they hit us in the mouth. Once we got into the game, we played well. We are still looking to put together four quarters of good solid football, he said. Franklin Countys lone score came in the sec ond quarter, when senior Trenton Lee ran the ball into the end zone from ve yards out. At that point in time it was 28-6, York said. The only other points came from a safety and eld goal in the third quarter. Offensively, the Hawks were led by sophomore Marshall Sweet, who had 11 carries for 90 yards. Freshman Oshea Wil liams had six carries for 40 yards, while Lee had four carries for 13 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Tyler Farm er had two catches for 40 yards. Defensively, Lee led with eight tackles and two tackles for losses. Fresh man Justin Arellano add ed seven tackles. On Friday, the Hawks travel to Port St. Joe to take on the Tiger Sharks. They are fast and we have to contain them, York said. On defense, they y around, so we have to have good ball control. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Emily Zingarelli cheers earlier in the season Aucilla Christian downs Seahawks 33-6 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes On Saturday, Sept. 6, Franklin County had its rst cross country meet in school history at the Cougar Cross-Country Challenge at Godby High School. Freshman Matt Turner was 138th, in 25:13, and junior Shane Bellew was 140th in 25:20, both leading the way for the boys team, at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee. Fresh man Simon Hodgson was 151st in 26:17, while junior Bryce Tobin was 154th in 26:40, freshman Brian Bareld was 160th in 27:04, and seventh grader Tommy Varner was 185th in 43:55. Seventh grader Rosie Davis, who was 78th in 31:23, led the way for the girls team. Eight grader Brooke Newell ran in 38:55.52 to nish 110th and sixth grader Arryonna Car gill ran a 39:22.43 to nish 111th. Everyone competed well. Several team mem bers, including the top two boys, were out of town on a church trip, so the team will be at full strength for the rst time, said coach Jason Luquis. The teams second race was at Bay High School in Panama City Sept. 13, and the boys team especially showed vast improvement from the opening weekend. Junior Maliek Rhodes led the way for Franklin County, nishing 52nd over all in a school record time of 21:11. Freshman Simon Hodgson was 59th in 21:25, and senior Chandler White ran 75th with a 22:34. They showed well and give the team a very formi dable top three within the district, said Luquis. It will be very important for a fourth and fth to emerge from the rest of the pack as the season goes on, if we are to make a run at a dis trict title. The boys nished 14th out of 17 schools, defeat ing Marianna, Bay, and North Bay Haven high schools. Bleckley County out of Georgia won the boys meet. The girls were once again led by seventh grad er Rosie Davis, she n ished 51st, lowering her own school record time to 29:27. Freshman Monica Flores nished 70th in 33:06. Niceville High School won the girls meet. Results from the Sept. 20 North Bay Haven Invita tional at North Bay Haven High School in Lynn Haven, and the Sept. 27 Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede at Escambia Equestrian Center in Pensacola, will be in next weeks paper. Stay tuned! Cross country team makes its debut FCHS Y EARB OOK | Special to the Times All smiles after completing their warm-ups, the Seahawk cross-country team is anked by their coaches, Jason Luquis, left, and Kati Hathcock at right. The Franklin County High School girls varsity golf team won two more tournaments last week, and improved their season record to 24-4, with one tie. On Thursday, Sept. 25, the team played at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee and defeated Maclay, Florida High, and Aucilla. Sophomore Megan Col lins was the low scorer, shooting 45. Eighth grader Melanie Collins shot 47, senior Calli Westbrook 57, sixth grader Abby John son 64 and eighth grader Alexus Johnson 64. On Monday, Sept. 29, the team traveled to Jake Gaither Golf Course and defeated host Godby, Wakulla, and Maclay again. Megan and Melanie Collins each shot 47, West brook and Abby Johnson shot 60 and Alexus John son shot 61. The team hosted their nal home match on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at St. James Bay against Wakul la and Godby. We keep winning and I think we have a good chance at making the play offs if the girls will con tinue to practice and play with determination, head coach Scott Collins said. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN SP ECIAL T O T HE T I M ES Sixth grader Abby Johnson tees off at Golden Eagle Country Club Seahawk golfers win 2 more tourneys We keep winning and I think we have a good chance at making the playoffs if the girls will continue to practice and play with determination. Scott Collins Franklin County High School girls varsity golf team head coach


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Se pt em be r in it ia l gu ar a nt ee d in te re st s ra te s ar e: Se co nd ar y gu ar an te ed in te re st ra te th ro ug h sur re nd er ch arge pe ri od is 1. 00 % Mi ni mum gu ar an te ed in te re st ra te is 1. 00 % Wo od man of th e Wo rl d Li fe In su ra nc e So cie ty Ho me Of c e, Om ah a, Ne br as ka | wo od men .o rg Marks said she acted swiftly and deliberately to suspend Tate without pay from his job on Sept. 24. Marks said school ofcials had no knowledge of the mo lestation allegation up until the arrest. She said during the rst week of Septem ber, the student told school ofcials only that Tate had recently made inappropri ate comments to her, and that the following week, Marks contacted DCF and the sheriffs ofce to fur ther investigate apparent discrepancies regarding the matter. Detective Brett Johnson said Tuesday the individual made multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Tate during their two-weeklong investigation, and that so far one had been con rmed: that Tate sexually molested a child and threat ened that there would be consequences if anyone was told about it. Based on the students account, crime scene tech nicians from the Florida De partment of Law Enforce ment conducted tests for ev idence. A presumptive test taken by a biologist on Sept. 24 on carpet in a specic lo cation identied by the vic tim was positive for semen, according to a report led by Detective Duane Cook. When questioned later that day about the allega tions, Tate quickly admit ted the molestation allega tion was true, according to the news release. The probable cause af davit led by Cook said the incident occurred in Room 1017 of Building 1000. Cooks report said after Tate was read his Miranda rights, he conrmed to investigators he was alone in his class room with the student some time on the afternoon of the day in question. Tate told investigators the student became very irtatious and grabbed his genitalia, and that was the extent of their contact. The report said Tate told law en forcement ofcials he has not harassed (the student) in any way. He told them the sexual contact between the two was consensual. The alleged crime is a second-degree felony and pertains to sexual acts by an adult with a minor between age 12 and 16. It is punish able by up to 15 years in pris on and up to a $10,000 ne. Tate began teaching at the high school in fall 2013 as an ESE (exceptional student education) teacher. This year, he has been teaching physical education classes, replacing Mike Sweatt. He also serves as an assistant football coach. His annual salary is $37,000. Marks said she planned to request Tates dismissal at a special meeting of the school board called for Oct. 1. Tate has since resigned his teaching position, effec tive Sept. 29, she said. At a rst appearance Sept. 26, Tate was given a $25,000 bond and assigned to the caseload of Public Defender Kevin Steiger. In addition to a restriction on drinking alcohol and on hav ing any contact with the stu dent, he was prohibited from going on school grounds unless to retrieve personal belongings, and would have to be accompanied by a sheriffs deputy. His next appearance is slated for Tuesday morning, Oct. 14, before Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford. Marks said Principal Kris Bray updated the schools faculty immediately after Tates arrest. A committee, including both guidance counselors and the school psychologist, was then formed to provide advice on how to protect the involved student, Marks said. I commend the school administration for being pro active in an effort to make the students feel safe in their school environment, Marks said. will raise about $837,000, about $16,000 more than this past year. The capital outlay mill age remains at 1 mill and will bring in $1.67 million, about $30,000 more than the $1.64 million brought in in 2013-14. All told, property owners from the easternmost edge of Alligator Point to the westernmost outskirts of Apalachicola will pay 5.806 mills, up from 5.671 mills. The total revenue gleaned from property taxes will rise from $9.31 million to $9.72 million, an increase of a little more than $400,000. At their last meeting Sept. 9, the school board approved the hiring of Prin cipal Kris Bray, at an an nual salary of $80,571, and assistant principal Harolyn Walker, at a rate of $73,141 per year. Ashlyn Mitchell was hired as a high school math teacher. She earned bache lors and masters degrees from Florida State Univer sity and will be paid $33,290 annually. Tamara Robinson-Lew is, who graduated from Apalachicola High School in 2003 and Florida A&M Uni versity in 2012, was named kindergarten teacher at an annual salary of $33,290. Dana Putnal, who gradu ated from Carrabelle High School in 1993 and later studied at Gulf Coast and Central Florida community colleges, was named prekindergarten paraprofes sional at an annual rate of $15,869. wasnt no babysitter, she said. I wont quit ghting, and I wont allow it to be closed. My soul wont rest by not saying anything. After the meeting, Beshears said he planned to talk with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of cials to determine whether they could be more exible with harvesting days and hours. In addition, many of the oystermen sought greater accommodation with the rules to allow them to take part in the upcoming $4.3 million shelling program, Some of them complained they have worked the bay all their lives, but now cannot meet the requirement of having oystered in 2012, the year of Tropical Storm Debbie that is essential for quali fying for the shelling program. Others said they lacked the neces sary trip tickets or 1099 documentation to show they made 80 percent of their liv ing as seafood workers. Still others said drug testing stands in the way of their participation. Ive oystered for at least 25 years, and my husband has oystered all his life, said Paula Polous. The require ments they do (drug testing), its not fair to anyone. Polous said that while she does not drugs, she wanted the rule lifted for those who cannot pass a drug test. You have people who have worked here all their lives, she said. If you hold a commercial shing license you should be allowed to shell. They dont ask you Do you do drugs? when you buy that $100 license. Lavar Sullivan, 66, said several people werent here in 2012 who should be includ ed. We do need help in Franklin County. The bay is the worst Ive ever seen it, he said. And FWC doesnt know how (to handle it). Barge shelling doesnt work. When you scatter them out theyll start producing spat on them immediately. Charles Fasbenner said out of 35 years, the one year he missed oystering was 2012, and thus he cant shell. We need more people like Noah Lockley stand up for us, he said. Lockley was among four county com missioners who spoke, with Pinki Jackel absent. He reiterated a point he has made several times at meetings, that limiting shelling to 200 people leaves out many of the roughly 1,400 who hold licenses. Theyre letting 200 people shell; what about the other 800? What are they supposed to do? Lockley asked. Were not here for the buddy-buddy system, the friend-friend system. Were here to help the oystermen. They need help. We are proud people. Were not begging, but we need some help. Smokey Parrish and William Massey each appealed for help for the bay, with Chairman Cheryl Sanders offering her thoughts, as well as mention of several other issues, such as Medicaid reim bursement, a possible oyster hatchery at Lombardis and Eastpoint dredging. I dont know what more I can add; you got it right from the experts now, she said, referring to the oystermen who spoke out. We always hear Were going to do some more studies on it. Well, its been studied to death and nothings been done. This is our family down here, and we take care of each other, Sanders said. I know you all will take back these peoples concerns. Please heed to what these people are telling you. Beshears said he and his colleague would examine carefully the suggestions being made and bring them to the at tention of state ofcials and legislators. As a result of this meeting last year, we came back and doubled the shelling dol lars, from under $2 million to $4.5 mil lion, he said. We dont make that decision, Mont ford told an oysterman at one point. But we know who to talk to and what buttons to push. Speaking on behalf of Apalachicola was Mayor Van Johnson, and on Car rabelles behalf, Commissioner Brenda La Paz. Both addressed issue related to infrastructure and how the legislators might be of assistance to their munici palities in Tallahassee. Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson and Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper also addressed the delegation hearing, and both urged support for the oystermen. This is the heart and the soul of Franklin County, Skipper said. My par ents were seafood workers. When I cross the bridge and the temperatures are freezing or you see waterspouts, I thank God every day that Im not out there with them struggling. Marcia Johnson urged cooperation and said she would offer some ideas to the legislators that might be of help to the struggling seafood workers. I just want to say to the oystermen if these oystermen could ever unite, they could control the politics, she said. Jimmy Lashley and his son both spoke to the legislators, urging them to consider a modication of rules that would allow the senior Lashley, and oth ers like him, a chance to shell. Ive oystered and shrimped here pretty much all my life, said Jimmy Lashley Sr. I feel like I have the right to shell. If anybody does, I do. His son said many of the rules were added later, after the feds handed down the money, and that since the entire bay continues to be deemed a federal shery disaster. Were still a shery disaster; it shouldnt matter, he said. It should be from 2012 forward at the very least. While plenty of oystermen urged a relaxation of rules regarding harvesting areas, not all agreed. I think the whole bay should be open year-round. This summer bar, winter bar, stuff needs to be thrown out the window, said Jesse Page. But fellow oystermen Jerry Williams disagreed and said rules were needed to give the bay a chance to replenish itself. In over 50 years, Ive never seen this bay in this bad a shape, he said. Twothirds of the bay is dead. They will never come back if theyre not left to repro duce. Im not a scientist, but I know what I see. OYSTERMEN from page A1 CHARGED from page A1 TAXES from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times State Sen. Bill Montford, right, and State Rep. Halsey Beshears conduct a legislative delegation hearing Monday.


Local A14 | The Times Thursday, October 2, 2014 Special to the Times What do you know about Florida agriculture? If youre not sure, just ask the third and fourth graders at First Baptist Christian School. On Sept. 23, the students participated in a unique hands-on eld trip, 4-H Ag Adventures Day, at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. The day is designed to teach third through sixth grade students in Northwest Florida about agriculture through hands-on learning. Each group of students, an estimated total of 900 for the entire week, rotated through a variety of Florida agriculture-related booths taught by extension agents, extension researchers, and volunteers. Topics ranged from pumpkins, peanuts, and pollination, to cotton, corn, and soil types. The eld trip began with a fun ride on the gator-wagons to the farm. As they learned about agricultural crops, they were also given the chance to touch, smell, and even taste some of the products. Some of the students favorite things were to walk through the pumpkin eld, dig peanuts, pick cotton, walk down into the soil pit, and nd their way out of the corn maze. The First Baptist Christian School attendees had a great day lled with handson, outdoor educational activities. Now that these students have had a little taste of Florida agriculture we hope they will share their knowledge with their family, friends, and neighbors. Learning about agriculture helps them understand the link between food growing in a eld and what they see in the grocery store. This understanding is becoming more important with changing times. Lets practice your agriculture knowledge: Who were the rst people to use pumpkins as a staple in their diets? Answer: Native American Indians What process is used to separate cottonseed from ber? Answer: Ginning How many pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products does the average American consume every year? Answer: More than six pounds This annual program is sponsored by UF/IFAS Extension, Franklin County Extension Of ce, 4-H youth development, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, and North Florida Research and Education Center. We want to say a special thank-you to everyone who made this funlled day possible! 4-H, a youth development program for ages 8-18, is assisted greatly by adult volunteers. If you are interested in participating as a 4-Her or an adult volunteer please contact Jamie Johnson or Melanie Taylor at the Franklin County Extension Of ce. They may be reached at 653-9337. Tr ades & Ser vi ces Visa, Disco ve r, and Amer ican Expr ess Honor ed at Pa rtici pat ing Ace Stor es Buil ding Supplies &A uto Repair Carrab elle 697-3333 We Deli ve rA ny where Hardware and Paint Center 4510547 RO BER TS APPLIANCE REP AIR -A LL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shado wL ane Apalachic ola, FL 32320 Pho ne: (850) 653-8122 Cell :( 850) 653-7654 Laban Bont rager ,D MD Monica Bontrager ,D MD L ICENSED AND I NSURED 20 Y EAR S E XPERIENCE P. O. Bo x4 39 Car ra belle, FL 32322 697 -2783 or Mobile 566-2603 RC 00 66499 RG 00 65255 Serving all of Gulf and Fr anklin Counties Pr ev entati ve Maintenance Email us at inf www Implants & Cr ow ns Af fo rd able Dentur es -P anama City P. A. Wi lliam C. Knapk e, DDS Gen er al De nt is t Pa nam a City Sq uar e 61 7 We st 23 rd Str eet Pa nam a Ci ty FL Ca ll Fo r In fo rm at ion 1-8 88415 -16 38 Fe es ef fe ctiv e thr ough 11 /2 1/14 Addition al fe es ma y be incurr ed depend ing on in div idu al cases Same-da y Cr ow n ser vice ma y no t be av ailable in cer ta in case s. Af fo rd able Dentur es -P anama City P. A. Of ce #: (8 5 0 ) 87 26 1 5 5 Gr eat vs other Dent al pr ov iders 20144-3-T4 Single To oth Implant inc luding Cr ow n st ar ting at $ 1 89 5 De ntur e Im pla nts st ar ting at $ 1 59 5 Lo we r Ar ch $ 1 99 5 Sam eDa y Cr ow ns $ 69 5 Upper Ar ch Ma rg ar et R. Mc Do we ll Ch FC AI F of Ar bo r We al th Man ag em en t pr es en ts : Po rt fo li o Ma na ge me nt & Re ti re men t Se mi nar We d. Oc to be r 29 th at 10 AM Cal l 85 0-6 08 -6 12 1 to re se rv e sea ti ng. Sy nd ic at ed Ec ono mi c Co lu mn ist WEAL TH MAN AG EMENT AW M' s in ve st me nt and po rt fol io st rat e gi es ar e mo st appr op ri ate fo r in ve st ors wi th $5 00 ,0 00 or m ore of in ve st able asse ts. First Baptist students learn about Florida agriculture MELANIE TAYLOR | Special to the Times First Baptist Christian School Teacher Mrs. Danielle Layne stands behind third graders Justin Shuman, Emma White, Ethan Kembro, Brayden McCall and Caden Allen; and fourth graders Riley ONeal, Ashton Amison and Shalynn Suddeth. Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES


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Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 1010T STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION Publication: The Times 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publication Number: 027-600 Filing Date: October 2, 2014 Issue Frequency Weekly (Thursday Morning) Published Annually: 52 Weeks Annual Subscription Price: $34.65 Contact Person: Rodney Menzel (850) 747-5042 Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication and General Business Office of Publisher: 129 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Editor: Tim Croft 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32320 Managing Editor: Owner: Halifax Media Holdings LLC (a Delaware Corporation) 111 Center Street Little Rock, AR 72212 Publication Title: The Times Issue Date for Circulation Data: September 4, 2014 Extent and Nature of Circulation; Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months; Actual No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date. 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I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties.) October 2, 2014 34039T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2014-CP-000051 Probation Division In Re: The Estate of: Eugene David DeFina, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eugene David DeFina, deceased, whose date of death was June 29, 2014, File Number 2014-CP-000051, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 2, 2014. Personal Representative: Rose Goodson 10104 Thousand Oaks Circle Tallahassee, FL 32309 Attorney for Personal Representative: T. WHITNEY STRICKLAND, JR. FL Bar No. 0287350 2121 C Killarney Way Tallahassee, FL 32309 (850) 222-2888 October 2, 9, 2014 34025T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 14000081CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. FAYE N HOOKS, ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2014 and entered in Case No. 14000081CA AXMX in the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. was the Plaintiff and FAYE N HOOKS, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the 2nd Floor lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Franklin St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 on the 23rd day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13, BLOCK 22, WEST, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk, Circuit Court Terry Segree Deputy Clerk Clive N. Morgan Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Associates, P.C. 6675 Corporate Center Pkwy, Ste 301 Jacksonville, FL 32216 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 2, 9, 2014 96264T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FileNo.14-000048-CP Division IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH FOYD SPIVEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kenneth Foyd Spivey, deceased, whose date of death was July 1, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203 Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 25th, 2014. Personal Representative: Vanessa Ball 170 Erika Lane Douglasville, FL 30134 SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8976 Florida Bar No. 442178 E-Mail Address: Sept. 25, Oct 2, 2014 96272T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 12-165CA ONE WEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EUGENE HOBBS A/K/A OLEN EUGENE HOBBS, DECEASED. et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: LARRY EUGENE HOBBS A/K/A LARRY HOBBS and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EUGENE HOBBS A/K/A OLEN EUGENE HOBBS, DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST; THENCE RUN NORTH 2 20’ EAST ALONG THE EAST SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 291.23 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WILDERNESS ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 44’ 00” WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 513.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 26 16’ 00” WEST 420.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 44’ 00” WEST 103.71 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 16’ 00” WEST 420.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 63 44’ 00” EAST 103.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SAID SECTION 20, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1989 EAGLE DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #’S GAFLIC35A01722ET AND GAFLIC35B01722ET COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST; THENCE RUN NORTH 2 20’ EAST ALONG THE EAST SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 291.23 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WILDERNESS ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 44’ 00” WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 513.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 26 16’ 00” WEST 420.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 44’ 00” WEST 103.71 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 16’ 00” WEST 420.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 63 44’ 00” EAST 103.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SAID SECTION 20, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1989 EAGLE DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #’S GAFLIC35A01722ET AND GAFLIC35B01722ET has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice 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 or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Franklin County, Florida, this 11th day of September, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, & SCHNEID, PL 6409 CONGRESS AVE. SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: MAIL@RASFLAW.COM 13-22514 -SuY Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 96328T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 19-2011-CA-000317 Section:__________ BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL ETTINGER AKA MIKE ETTINGER; ELYSE ETTINGER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HIDDEN BEACHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; HIDDEN BEACHES AT YENT BAYOU, INC.; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 9, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 19-2011-CA-000317 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 16th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, HIDDEN BEACHES, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 AT PAGE 11 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577. 4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at APALACHICOLA, Florida this 18th day of September, 2014. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin COUNTY, FLORIDA MORRIS|SCHNEIDER |WITTSTADT, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF, 9409 Philadelphia Rd., Baltimore, MD 21237 October 2, 9, 2014 ADOPTION: Jewelry Designer & TV Journalist yearn for 1st baby to LOVEMeryl & David 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Apalachicola 280 25th Ave, October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. St. GeorgeIsland $185/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’X 65’deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Apalachicola -Beautiful 4br, 3.5ba, located in the heart of Apalachicola Historic Southside. Garage & Fenced yard. $2000mo + $1000 dep. First & Last month req. 6-12mo lease. Call 850-370-6001 St. George Island 2 br, 1 ba, Canal view. All utilities incl. 6 mo to 1 yr lease. $1150 mo + $500 dep 850-370-6001 Apalachicola 3br trailor avail., $750mo+dep. Call 850-653-6103 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.


Local A16 | The Times Thursday, October 2, 2014 We ll main tained home on 3c it yc orner lots ,t otally fe nc ed with lar ge majestic oaks and o we ring tr ees -h as orig inal stainless st eel siding -f ro nt scr eened por ch, back por ch, carpor t, ya rd building ,i rriga tion sy st em, metal ro of st orm shutt ers ,b rick wa ll sk ir t-p ro per ty has not had an y pr oblems .L ots of spac e-j ust blocks to the st or es and riv er Wa te rv iew sf ro me ve ry ro om, 10 ce ilings ,c ro wn molding r eplac e, har dw ood oors &t ile ,3B R2 -1/2 BA, massiv e MBR, lar ge open deck &2 nd oor balc on y, gar age separ at es to ra ge bldg ,m at ur el andscaping ,d ock &p ier Nor th Ba yS hor eD r, list ed by Janie Bur ke John Shelby 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com Hi gh, dr y, wa lk -able lot measur ing 90 x1 35, adjac en tl ot is separ at ely fo rs ale ,q uiet ar ea of the Island on East Sa wy er Av enue near end of Po rt er St re et ,s hor td istanc ef ro mt he Gulf of Me xic oa nd Ap alachic ola Ba y, buy no w&b uild la te r, list ed by John Shelb y John Shelby 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guiness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) Which future president used Navy poker winnings to nance a winning Congressional run in 1946? JFK, Nixon, LBJ, Carter 2) Which lies between Costa Rica and Colombia? Belize, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras 3) What animal is featured on a Ferrari emblem? Tiger, Shark, Bear, Horse 4) What states longest river is the Yukon? Alaska, Maine, Oregon, Minnesota 5) How many teeth does a pig ordinarily have? 16, 28, 36, 44 6) Which Ivy League school did famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald attend? Brown, Yale, Cornell, Princeton 7) In what year did Al Capone make the cover of Time magazine? Never, 1925, 1930, 1935 8) What color was the original Tupperware? Pink, Green, White, Blue 9) Whose state motto is Live Free or Die? Virginia, Delaware, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania 10) Who once boasted, I cant say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days? Crockett, Boone, Lewis, Clark 11) When did four German boats burn at the docks in Hoboken, N.J., killing more than 300? 1900, 1918, 1944, 1960 12) For what city did humorist Will Rogers serve as honorary mayor? Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Oklahoma City, Anchorage 13) The shape of B is derived from the Egyptian hieroglyph for? Danger, House, Waterfall, Bridge 14) In Japanese whats Hakushon the same as our word for? Achoo, Toilet, Exorcist, Baseball ANSWERS 1) Nixon. 2) Panama. 3) Horse. 4) Alaska. 5) 44. 6) Princeton. 7) 1930. 8) White. 9) New Hampshire. 10) Boone. 11) 1900. 12) Beverly Hills. 13) House. 14) Achoo. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Bite for the Book incentive program debuts Has your child showed a greater interest in reading recently? Franklin County Public Library is excited to announce a reading incentive program that includes all Franklin County students grades Kindergarten through eight! Patterned after the Book It program that Pizza Hut has successfully used for the past 30 years, three local restaurant owners have agreed to participate in a pilot program, we call Bite for a Book. Parents will be receiving a Parent Pledge, sent home with children from the Franklin County Schools, ABC School, and the First Baptist School of Apalachicola. This asks the parents to encourage their child, or children, to read at home for the pleasure of just reading. The teachers will set a reading goal for each child, and when the child has attained that goal, they will be given a certicate that will entitle them to a free childs meal at one of the three participating restaurants! The restaurant choices for the Bite for a Book program include Apalachicolas AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill, owned by Tammy Hutchinson; Eastpoints Bayside Burgers owned by Beth Millender and Kathy Brantley; and Carrabelles Hog Wild BBQ, owned by Ken and Linda La Paz. We commend these restaurant owners for their willingness to join in a community event like this, as we all share in the desire to see the children in Franklin County develop an earnest desire to read and learn. Each child will have the opportunity to earn three certicates within their school year. The rst certicate should be awarded sometime between the months of September, October, and November, the second in December, and January, and February of 2015; and the third in the months of March, April, and May. Each certicate is valid for only 30 days and must be presented at one of these three restaurants by the student to receive their awarded meal. This program is also available to children home-schooled within Franklin County. This program is presented to the schools as a partnership of Franklin County Public Library, the Friends of Franklin County Public Library, Apalachicola Municipal Library, Franklin County Schools, Apalachicola Bay County School, and the First Baptist School of Apalachicola. Because this is a pilot program we will be excited to see if there are even more local restaurants who would like to participate in this program in the future also. For more information or details, please call the county library at 670-8151 in Eastpoint, or 697-2366 in Carrabelle. The Apalachicola Municipal Library has quite a substantial collection of books in its Florida Collection. A number of them cover the early history, even before Florida became a territory (1821-1844). One that had always caught my eye is The Lives of St Joseph by Louise M. Porter, published in 1975. I assumed it might be like The Great Tide, a Gone with the Wind type novel about St. Joe, but boy was I wrong. I should have looked at the real title Chronological History of the Lives Written, Assembled and Edited. I have noticed there appears to be a natural animosity between Apalachicola and the Gulf County seat, originally known as St. Joseph, and only later as Port St. Joe, and history tells you why. After reading Harry P. Owens Apalachicola Before 1861, published by the library in March, I understood how power shifted back and forth between these two early towns, fueled by competing newspapers, as storms and disease gave one or the other a brief advantage. But there is so much more to the history of this extended area. Reading Porters book, I learned that St. Joseph Bay was of substantial interest to the Spanish as early as 1498, with its large protective bay for vessels. Their presence in the area continued for more than 200 years. In 1717, the French erected a fort called Crevecoeur, meaning broken heart, maybe a foreshadowing of the demise of St. Joseph in the 1840s. A plaque stands on Hwy 98 near St Joe Beach. How many times have we all driven by it? According to Porter, William Bartram, famous naturalist and explorer (1739-1823) wrote that the grapes grown in the area were very good, causing the French to prohibit their cultivation during their stewardship of the area, fearing they would compete with homeland vines. Now theres an interesting fact to impress your friends at your next cocktail party. Imagine Gulf County wineries as future geo-tourism attractions. More facts from Porters book include, during the period the British possessed West Florida, beginning in 1763, most of the Spanish inhabitants chose to leave for other Spanish areas like Cuba. This might explain why the Spanish inuence, so prominent in missionfounded cities like St. Augustine and indeed Pensacola, is less evident in the other parts of West Florida. Another fact bought up by historian Porter, is that St. Joseph is located just outside the western limit of the Forbes Purchase, since many Apalachicola resident ed after the court conrmed the validity of the purchase in 1835, wanting to get out from underneath the Apalachicola Land Companys inuence. Finally, The Mansion, a boarding house opened in 1829, advertised a healthy residence during the summer season and specically the absence of any large body of fresh water, entirely exempts the city from any local causes of disease. A boast in an area, in opposition to Apalachicola, where yellow fever caused a mass exodus of northern merchants during warm summer months. Now I am not saying that Mrs. Porter was a denitive historian, but thats just through page 17 of Lives of St. Joseph. An extensive outline of the history of the area can also be found by searching the site of the ARROW (Apalachicola Region Resources on the Web) project / Caty Green is the librarian of the Apalachicola Municipal Library. You can reach her at 653-8436. LIBRARY CORNER Anne Birchwell Between the covers in the Florida Collection @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene