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** Volume 132 Number 49 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ....................A4 Society ......................A8 Faith ........................A9 Outdoors .................A10 Sports...................... A11 Classified .................A15 A2Sheriff presses for drug rehab programA11Track team opens 2018 season Thursday, March 29, 2018 OUT TO SEE @ApalachTimes ¢ CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Gusts of state support for a stepped-up marketing cam-paign, plus state and federal dollars targeted at infra-structure improvements, are wafting fresh winds under the wings of the Apalachicola Regional Airport.County commissioners last week listened to a lengthy Power Point presentation, and reviewed a copy of a newly-created airport marketing brochure, all pieces of a strategic plan created by private sector consultants funded by grants from the Florida Department of Trans-portation (FDOT).The commissioners heard from Airport Manager Jason Puckett, touting the work thats been done by Centric Aviation since the county last fall signed a five-year deal with the New Jersey company to be the fixed base operator.The commissioners responded warmly to the presentations, but were not without some puffs of impa-tience that perhaps theyve heard it all before.County pushes for airport resultsBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894The wild blue yonder came close to home Saturday at the Apalachicola Regional Airport, as more than 60 aircraft flew in, and hundreds of visitors stopped by for Wheels and Wings Aviation Day.Presented by Centric Aviation, the airports fixed base operator, with funding support from the Tourist Development Council, the day offered a sunny oppor-tunity for families to explore both new and historic aircraft, and to take a look at an airfield they may have never visited before.Included in the fly-in were pilots from Georgia, Alabama and Florida, plus a visit from members of a Bonanza Flying Club out of Texas, who stayed over-night in town.Winging it Geoff Hewell waves as he gets set to ride in a P-51D, like the kind his dad ” ew in World War II.[ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] This map shows possible expansion of the Apalachicola airport both to the east and west. The P-51D was an iconic “ ghter plane during World War II. By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Franklin County continues to have the lowest unemploy-ment rate in the three county region, with a slightly larger workforce than it had one year ago.According to preliminary numbers released Friday, Franklins 3.5 percent jobless rate in February was threetenths of 1 percentage point lower than in January. A total of 165 people were on the job-less rolls, 12 fewer than in January, and the labor force grew by 71 workers, from 4,620 to 4,691.The countys February rate was 1 percentage better than one year ago, when it was 4.5 percent and the labor force was smaller, at 4,670, and the jobless rolls were larger, at 208.Franklin Countys jobless rate tied it with 14th best in the state, together with Broward, Bradford, Col-lier, Manatee, Hillsborough, Lee, Sarasota, and Leon counties. Ahead were Clay, Pinellas, Alachua, Walton, Nassau and Lafayette coun-ties, all at 3.4 percent; Union, Monroe, Wakulla, Orange and Seminole, all at 3.3 per-cent; Okaloosa County at 3.2 percent; and St. Johns County, best in the state, at 3.0 percent.February unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region, which also includes Bay and Gulf counties, was 4.0 percent in February, almost 1 percentage point lower than Jobless rate continues to drop See PLANES, A16 See JOB FAIR, A16 See AIRPORT, A6 Happy Easter! Apalachicolas Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morningAll children living in Apalachicola, between the ages of 2 and 12, are invited to hunt for 3,000 candystuffed eggs during the Apalachicola Community Easter Egg HuntSaturday morning, March 31, on the grounds of the Orman House and Chapman Botanical Gardens on Market Street.The excitement gets underway promptly at 9:30 a.m. Children will be divided into age groups, with each group assigned their own hunt area. Mayor Van John-son will blow the whistle to signal the start of the hunt around 9:45 a.m. Within each hunt area there will be hundreds of hidden eggs filled with candy and one special golden egg that can be turned in for a gift basket.Each child will also get a raffle ticket for drawings after the hunt, with five chances to win. Being given away are three new bicycles donated by Tabernacle of Faith and two Easter gift baskets donated by Dollar General. In addition, Bring Me a Book Franklin volunteers will give each child a free age-appropriate book.Apalachicola Main Street, Patrons of Apalachicola Library Society, Inc., and Bring Me a Book Franklin are co-hosting the event, with more than 40 volunteers working to make the event possible. This is the second year for the Community Easter Egg Hunt, and plans are to continue having this as an annual tradition.Children should bring their own baskets, buckets, or bags for the eggs they find. There will be bags available to anyone who forgets. Sheriff hosts afternoon egg hunt SaturdayThe Franklin County Sheriffs Office is ready to hide eggs! The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at noon on Saturday, March 31 at the sheriffs office, 270 State Road 65. All kids are invited to come out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of egg hunting, with lots of prizes to be given out. The sheriffs office will be grilling hot dogs for the occasion to please come out and join in the annual egg hunt. Vietnam vets to be honored April 7Willoughby Marshall American Legion Post 106 is having a welcome home and pinning ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Market Street in Apala-chicola, to thank and honor veterans of the war. All U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 will receive a Vietnam lapel pin and a personal Thank You.Ž


** A2 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The TimesBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Franklin County Sher-iff A. J. Smith got a rare opportunity last week to speak directly to the U.S. Attorney General, and he took advantage of the moment to appeal for more federal funds for drug rehabilitation.Smith was one of six sheriffs from North Flor-ida, along with a handful of police chiefs, and the heads of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Highway Patrol, invited by interim U.S. Attorney Christopher Canova to attend a meet-ing Thursday afternoon at the federal courthouse for the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee.Sessions offered the broad outlines of a newly-announced get-tough national strategy against opioid abuse, that plans to spend $12 billion over the next two years in an effort to further limit the supply by stepping up arrests and prosecutions, and even turning to the death penalty in extreme cases.A bill signed last week by Gov. Rick Scott directs $65 million to expand treatment inside Florida and impose a three-day limit on most opioid prescriptions.Smith said following Sessions remarks, he met in smaller groups with law enforcement officials, which gave Smith a chance to ask about what will be done to help small communities such as Franklin County offer drug rehab services.Sessions said money will be forthcoming, likely from the Department of Health and Human Ser-vices, Smith said.Thats what I was hoping, that there was money coming for rehab,Ž said the sheriff. The enforcement is important too, but I need some help with rehab.ŽSmith envisions the establishment of a drug rehab facility behind the county jail, but knows it will take an infusion of state and federal dollars to make that happen.They wouldnt have to be charged with a crime,Ž he said. They say we need help and they could be put in the program.Putting people in jail over and over is not fixing the problem,Ž Smith said. Those who refuse to quit selling drugs, thats who needs to be in jail.Just about everybody in jail has a drug problem but everybody doesnt want help,Ž he said. Id like to have something where people can go there and say Im tired of living this drug life. I want help.ŽSheri seeks drug rehab help from fedsThe following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. Arrests listed were made by officers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol and Franklin County Sheriffs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 19Carza Malik Harvey, 21, Apalachicola, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver; $7,000 bond (FCSO)Cody Lee Garrett, 25, Carrabelle, DUI … first offense; $1,000 bond (FCSO)Rodney Steven Ray Shiver, 28, Eastpoint, warrant served for Levy County; $1,000 bond (FCSO) March 20Travis Walker Hill, 41, Eastpoint, resisting officer with violence, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, pos-session of paraphernalia, felony violation of proba-tion; no bond (FCSO)Don Edward Bullock, 37, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, felony violation of probation; no bond (FCSO) March 21Holly Mellissa McKeithen, 38, Carrabelle, trespass on property … not structure or conveyance; $500 bond (CPD) March 22Justin K. Spell, 34, Eastpoint, domestic bat-tery; $1,000 bond (FCSO)March 23Joseph Myron Ward, 50, Apalachicola, know-ingly driving while license suspended or revoked; $500 bond (FCSO) March 24Bernard Franklin Simmons, 35, Apalachicola, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of hallucinogen with intent to sell, manu-facture or deliver; $11,000 bond (FCSO)Ricky Shepherd, 57, Crawfordville, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia, driving while license suspended or revoked first offense; $1,250 bond (FCSO)Connie Muggridge, 56, Pelham, Georgia, DUI … first offense; $500 bond (FHP)Francisco Jacinto Juan, 38, Apalachicola, operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license, DUI … first offense; $750 bond (APD)ARREST REPORTDuring the week of March 2 through 8, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Richardson, Sauls, Kossey, Peterson, Hofheinz, Reserve Officer Martin, and Lt. Cook conducted a special detail in Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park. Richardson organized the detail to address the increased number of visitors to St. George Island for the annual Chili Coo-koff. The detail focused on areas in the state park where shorebirds are actively nesting. During the detail, four infractions, four written warnings, and six verbal warnings were issued for state park violations.Officer Travis was targeting undersized oysters in the Eastpoint area and conducted a resource inspection at the Eastpoint Boat Ramp. The vessel had four people on board and nine bags of oysters. During the inspection, he checked the size tolerance of two bags. The first bag contained 61 percent undersized oysters and the second bag contained 63 per-cent undersized oysters. Two subjects were cited for possession of undersized oysters and the small oysters were returned to the Apala-chicola Bay alive.Officer Kossey was on patrol in the Tates Hell Wildlife Management Area when he approached a truck on Gully Branch Road and contacted several subjects who were looking for snakes and other reptiles. During his resource inspection, one of the subjects, a convicted felon, had a pistol in his trucks glovebox. The subject was arrested for pos-session of a firearm by a convicted felon.During the week of March 9 to 15, Officers Kossey and Travis were on patrol in the East-point area and observed a vessel returning from harvesting oysters traveling east in the Eastpoint Channel. They stopped the boat near Barbers Sea-food, inspected a bag of oysters and found the subject to be in possession of undersized oysters. After count-ing and measuring each individual oyster, they determined the bag contained 53 percent undersized oysters. The subject was cited and 208 undersized oysters were returned to the water alive.FWC REPORT Sheriff A.J. Smith, right, stands with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week at the federal courthouse in Tallahassee. [ STEVE CASEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


** The Times | Thursday, March 29, 2018 A3By Tim CroftSpecial to the Times The Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.comA proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution, which would have required all school super-intendents to be appointed by their school boards, was withdrawn from con-sideration lsst week.The withdrawalby Erika Donald, a school board member in Collier County and the proposals sponsor, was first posted on the website of the Constitution Revision Commission and confirmed by two board members after the CRC adjourned March 20. There was no explanation for the withdrawal.The proposal, which had been approved 4-3 by a CRC subcommittee, had yet to be taken up bythe full CRC.According to reports from the lobbyist for public schools, Sen. Don Gaetz, a former school superintendent and CRC member, said he did not believe the proposal would come back to the CRC, either as an amendment or added to another proposal.The CRC is in the midst of its every-20-years review of the state constitution. Proposed amendments put forth by the CRC will move immediately to the Nov. 2018 general election ballot.The amendment pertaining to school superintendents would have impacted roughly 40 of 67 school districts in Florida, the vast major-ity small, rural districts.As reported in a survey of state school board assocations and several major Florida newspa-pers, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama are the only three states that have districts in which the superintendent of schools is elected. Of the roughly 14,500 school districts in the country, 99 percent have appointed superintendents.The proposed amend-ment had been the subject ofa letter by Superintendent Traci Moses, in which she opposed the move. Other amendments still under consideration areprohibiting compensation for school board members, as well as oneto imit terms for school board members, which was likely to be further tweaked by the CRC.The proposal would limit school board mem-bers to two four-year terms, eight years total. The proposal currently counts time served after 2015 as part of those eight years, though amend-ments are filed to change the proposal to counting only time served after the next election.CRC withdraws appointe d superintendent amendmentFull Moon Climb Saturday at lighthouseThe March Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be Saturday, March 31. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and includes light hors doeuvres 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 Asso-ciation. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended.The sun will set at 7:58 p.m. and at 8:20 p.m. the Blue moon will rise. So named because it is the second full moon in a calendar month. This is the second Blue Moon of 2018 a double Blue Moon last occurred in 1999.After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb the light-house 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 Cape St. George Light is in St. George Lighthouse Park, in the center of the island. Park-ing is available in lots at either side of the park.For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. Apalachicola library closed SundayApalachicola Margaret Key Library will be closed Sunday, April 1 in observance of Easter. The library will re-open Monday morning at 10 a.m.Regular library hours are Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednes-day, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sat-urday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.For more information about the library and ser-vices offered, stop by 80 12th St in Apalachicola. Library starts Trap that mouse!Ž workshopsFrustrated figuring out Facebook? Fix your pro-file and learn how to post pictures, share messages and more at the latest Trap that mouse!Ž com-puter workshop hosted by the Apalachicola Marga-ret Key Library.The 90-minute workshop is planned for Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.Sign up is at the library and may be completed in person or via the telephone. Seating for each session is limited to four participants. The classes will be taught by Natalie Parsley.Because this is a hands-on workshop, seating is limited to only four people,Ž said Jill Rourke, library director. This creates positive instructor / student inter-action. Problems get solved quickly and ques-tions answered quickly.ŽRourke said the class will be repeated on April 26.Trap that mouse!Ž workshops are offered exclusively by the Apala-chicola Margaret Key Library. The focus is intimate, hands-on instruction designed to introduce or strengthen basic computer skills. Future workshops include Internet Drivers EdŽ for computer newbies; No Guts, No GloryŽ for folks interested in learning basic maintenance and repair of their computer hardware; and a series on using Microsoft Office Suite software.To sign up for a class, make suggestions for future classes, or volunteer to teach a skill, contact the AMKLibrary at 653-8436 or stop by 80 12th St in Apalachicola. NEWS BRIEFS


** A4 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The TimesHave something to say?The Times editorial page is a forum where differing opinions and fresh ideas are freely exchanged. Comments on the news from readers, as letters to the editor or guest columns, are welcomed and encouraged. All submissions must be signed, and include the email address and/or phone number of the author for veri“ cation purposes only. The Times considers all letters, but reserves the right to decline to publish them if they fail to meet community standards for decency and avoidance of personal attack.We may edit them so as to ensure they meet guidelines for style. Please email your letters to Dadlerstein@star” .com. Or fax them to (850) 653-8893. Or mail them to Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 820, Apalachicola, FL 32329. Submissions must be received by Monday evening for publication in Thursdays paper. USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 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 Circulation: 1-850-522-5197 Formerly The Apalachicola Times SUBSCRIPTIONS In county Out of county 1 year: $24.15 $34.65 6 months: $15.75 $31.00 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such ads. 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. PUBLISHER Tim Thompson EDITOR Tim Croft OPINION You can wheel and deal the best of them And steal it from the rest of them You know the score, their ethics are a bore.Ž„ From ŽMr. BusinessmanŽ as performed by Ray StevensA recent 5th Circuit Court ruling has overturned a 2016 Department of Labor rule requiring use of the fiduciary standard by financial advisors in managing investors retirement accounts. Based on this ruling, the U.S. Department of Labor will immediately cease enforcing the fiduciary rule passed two years ago. Thus, an investors retirement account can now be managed by an advisor who is required to adhere only to the less stringent suitability standard, and not the fiduciary standard. In other words, an investment can be recommended for a client as long as it is deemed suitable. Imagine our local water company is providing a product that is less than pure, but meets minimum suitabilityŽ standards as prescribed by local environmental regulators. Would we be satisfied? What consumer would not balk at such an arrangement? We all want the purest water available and, naturally, given a choice, we all would choose to work with an advisor who is required to serve our best interests and not his own. We believe that all accounts, not just ERISAgoverned retirement accounts, should be managed according to the fiduciary standard. But the forces fighting against its uniform implementation have now gained the upper hand. Several things could happen. The decision could be appealed. The SEC might offer its own fiduciary standard. A groundswell of public opinion could persuade the investment industry to voluntarily adopt the fiduciary standard. Or none of that might occur, and many investors might continue to work with advisors who are not required to adhere to the highest standard of client care in a caveat emptorŽ scenario. With the 5th Circuit ruling, an advisor can sell or recommend products which are in his own best interests (and pay him a commission from a parent company) and not necessarily that of the client. That the investment vehicle may not be the best or most costefficient for the client is the price we pay for not operating under a fiduciary standard. I remember overhearing an advisor at a conference years ago explaining why he could never consider leaving his parent company and serving as a fiduciary to his clients. They sent my wife and me to Italy last year because of my annuity sales and for how many clients I placed in their mutual funds,Ž he said. Next year were going to Alaska. Id like to serve as a fiduciary, but we cant afford to give up free trips like these.Ž That advisor is compensated by his parent company, and works for them, not for his clients. Its hard to do both. Margaret R. McDowell, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor Outlook,Ž is founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121~www.arborwealth. net), a fee-only registered investment advisory firm located near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.ARBOR OUTLOOKFiduciary rule, clean water and Ray Stevens Margaret McDowellWith all this talk about tariffs, Lane ask me the other day to explain tariffs to her. That was quite a compliment that she thought I was that smart. Usually when Im out on the river and someone asks me a question I dont know the answer to, I just make something up, but this time I came clean and told her I didnt really understand the dilemma myself. But heres what I do know about tariffs so I related to her this information. I was in agriculture in my former life, mainly tomatoes and produce. When President Clinton signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, tariffs on Mexican tomatoes coming into the United States were lifted. In no time at all Florida tomato growers developed AIDS (Agricultural Income Deficiency Syndrome), especially Capt. Gill. Over time the production of tomatoes in Florida has was cut about in half. Of course, many jobs were lost (you may remember Ross Perot saying, If you pass NAFTA all you will hear is a big sucking sound of jobs going to Mexico). So, heres the deal, Florida growers cant compete with Mexican growers because of all of the regulations in this country. Im not saying regulations are bad but they cause an unleveled playing field. Therefore, we are not certain of the Mexicans growing practices, what they might be spraying, etc. I was in a local grocery store not long ago and there were bell peppers from Costa Rica. Well, Im not complaining because if not for all of that, I wouldnt be here in paradise with Lane and all my friends cruising up and down the river aboard LilyŽ and running my mouth. So, here in Apalach we have many proud families who have made their living in aquaculture for generations. Things arent so good for them either, due to imported seafood from other countries depressing the market. Nasty! Farm-raised shrimp are grown basically in cesspools with all kinds of chemicals and they are even injected with vile stuff to make them larger. I once went to a shrimp farm in Honduras so I know what Im talking about. Now we farm raise clams and oysters around here but they are raised in open bays and not in an enclosed cesspool, so they are in fact organic. This is good for the bay and the economy, not to mention our stomachs. Now, tariffs are bringing back steelworkers jobs. But we dont eat steel. What about our farmers and fishermen who are feeding this country? Now, do I think tariffs should be placed on imported seafood? Hell no! I think we should just ban the entry of all of that crap into our country.Your friend, Capt. GillTo tari or not to tari ? Thats the questionDo the right thing for EMS Editors note: The following letter was sent last week to the Franklin County commissioners. I am a longtime (35+years) resident of St. George Island and I want to share with you my great concern that we might miss a really good opportunity to improve our EMS services at this time. My interest in and concerns about EMS services date back about 30 years. You may be surprised to learn that Marilyn Bean and I, on behalf of the St George Island Civic Club, directed a project to put street signs up on the Island so that the newly formed EMS would be able to find the callers who needed help. We purchased the signs and posts and the sheriffs department furnished labor for setting them and Marilyn and I supervised the placement. By the looks of things, many of the original signs are still standing and many others have been added. Fast forward about 20 years when the need for better signage on the East End of the Island was discussed, and once again, I took it upon myself to leave letters on the doors of homes asking them to place large numbers on their homes and to also put numbers at the street. The real estate companies also worked on this project, but it is my understanding that sometimes homes are not easy to find on the East End. It may be time for the Civic Club to review the status of signage, especially on the East End. Now it is your turn as well. We need a decision from the county to make changes which will bring further support to the EMS system. It is especially concerning to me that we ask staff to work inordinate hours of overtime because the shortage of employees. It is also not responsible to ask staff to perform one of the most difficult jobs in county government without benefit of health insurance or any other benefit for that matter. I know it is hurtful to you to take the service from Weems (which you have been trying to save for at least 20 years and I hope you can be successful this time or stop what seems to be an impossible task). I know also that it is very difficult for you to find the dollars to appropriate that may be needed, but it is critical that the EMS service be infused with energy and organizational leadership and possibly dollars. I ask that you do the right thing; move EMS to an organizational entity that can provide support to the people who give so much to the county. The sheriffs department as described in the news article (See March 15, 2018 Times New group pushed for EMS changesŽ) seems to be a logical setting. I will volunteer my services to assist in this effort in any way that I can. I am grateful for your service to the county and I cant even imagine the competing interests that you have to satisfy but I do know that public safety is one of the most important responsibilities of government. I am sorry to write this long letter but I will not be able to attend the meeting on April 3. Sincerely,Martha Hodge St. George IslandPS: It amazes me that we never ask the Tourist Development Council (I know nothing about their charter; forgive my ignorance) to help fund essential tourist services. Safety is one of the most important aspects of tourist development! Put prayer in schools, keep tragedy out As I watched in awe, amazement and tears at the March for Our Lives on television Saturday, brought on by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, I praise the Lord for these young people, and I support them 100 percent. It was wonderful to see all these young people coming together from all over the country, even as young as 9 years old. I also came to the conclusion that we need prayer back in our schools. I said this, in order to say this: If prayer and the Bible had not been taken out of our schools years ago, I dont believe it would have come to these tragedies. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.Theresa McClendon ApalachicolaLETTER TO THE EDITORThe Miss MarthaŽ at the Apalachicola docks [ LANE AUTREY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] G i l l A u t r e y Gill Autrey


** The Times | Thursday, March 29, 2018 A5 CHASING SHADOWSEditors Note: The following article was provided the Times by local historian Mark Curenton. It was written by the Rev. Azor Van Hoose on his visit to Apalachicola on Feb. 18, 1859, and appeared in the March 10, 1859 issue of the South Western Baptist periodical, which was published at the time in Marion, Alabama. Apalachicola … Its position, appearance, number of inhabit-ants, and Commercial interest … State of Religion, different denominations, and their com-parative strength … The Baptists … their present position and their future prospects.BRETHREN EDITORS: I am now in the city of Apala-chicola. The Church here is without a Pastor, and at their earnest and oft repeated solicitations, and with the full consent of my own Church I am here holding a series of meetings. Apalachicola is in Franklin County, in West Florida. It is situated on a Bay of the same name, and emp-ties into the Gulf of Mexico. Apalachicola river (called above its junction with Flint, and Chattahoochee) runs into, and forms this bay. The land upon which this city stands is but a few feet above the level of the sea; and hence, suffers much from the heavy gales from the Gulf. It is sometimes almost entirely overflown with water. The ground is nearly level; the streets are wide, and the city well laid off. The entire sur-face of the ground is covered with a deep, and intensely white sand, which it seems to me, must be very trying, if, indeed, not injurious to the eyes. Of a bright moonlight night, it has very mush the appearance of the snow of the more northern climates.This sand renders walking very difficult; but the city authorities have, to a great extent, remedied this difficulty by building plank walks in almost every street, and to every important part of the city. Two walks, each a mile in length, have been constructed for pleasure and recreation alone. One is built on the beach, extending a mile down the bay. The other some distance out, and on a parallel line with the first. Thus friends can go out upon the one and return upon the other, and have a pleasant walk of two miles. The bay spreads out for miles before, while the breeze is always delightful and refreshing.The temperature is delight-ful. It is as warm to-day (18th of Feb.) as we usually have in May in Eufaula. Many of the gardens look beautiful. English peas are in bloom, promise an abundant crop. Ice is seldom ever seen here. There has been a little twice this winter.The population of Apala-chicola is variously estimated from 2,000 to 2,500. I would say from 1,800 to 2,200 would come nearer the truth.In the commercial point of view Apalachicola is a place of considerable interest. The largest number of cotton bales ever received here was 160,000. The building of Rail Roads has already, and must much more decrease this number. Last season only a little the rise of 60,000 was received. Up to this date 84,000 has been received this season. Nearly all the grocer-ies and heavy goods from New Orleans and New York for the inland towns are shipped by this place. The completion of the South Western Rail Road to Eufaula, will doubtless much decrease the amount of cotton, groceries, and other goods now shipped to and from Apalachicola.The state of religion is decidedly low in this city at this time. It is the business season of the year. Most of the gentlemen are engaged in some kind of business, and, like mankind in general, their motto is, business first and then, if any time be left, it is to be devoted to religion. There are four religious denomina-tions in Apalachicola, viz: Episcopalians, Catholics, Methodists, and Baptists. The two last mentioned have each a large colored church with separate houses of wor-ship. The Methodists have the largest membership; but the Episcopalians the most wealth and influence. The Baptists are poor and few in number. They are so far behind other denominations in wealth and influence that many, who, if they would give them their means and influence could place them upon an equality with others; but, although either members or Baptists in sentiment, they utterly refuse to do so, and are seldom ever seen at the Baptist house of worship. These persons mostly fall into the popular current and unite with the wealthy and fashionable, or remain out of all religious communion, and thus deprive themselves of all church privileges. The future for the Baptist of Apalachic-ola is therefore gloomy; and unless those who are Baptists in sentiment can be induced to be so in practice, the Bap-tist will never succeed to any great extent here. More anon.A. VAN HOOSE. APALACHICOLA, Feb. 18, 1859 1859: Future gloomy for Apalachicolas BaptistsThe original Calvary Baptist Church was built in Apalachicola in 1902 [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] The Rev. Azor Van Hoose


** A6 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The TimesWhen are you going to get something going to put people to work?Ž asked Commissioner Noah Lockley. We dont need more studies; we need to put people to work.ŽCommissioner Cheryl Sand-ers said that in the 20 years shes sat on the board, shes heard a lot of hopes, but seen less success stories, when it comes to attracting potential employers willing to set up shop in the industrial park adjacent to the airfield.Talk is cheap, yall,Ž she said. That is a good opportunity to put some good jobs out there to employ some of our people. I hope you will pursue that. Its an economic driver in our county.ŽAlan Pierce, the former county planner now working on the task of directing RESTORE Act monies to local projects, underscored the commissioners concerns. We see millions of dollars going in there just to main-tain the thing and no jobs are being created,Ž he said. The feds are willing to put money in the thing.ŽPuckett, noting how all parties concerned would like to see jobs created at the air-port, stressed the airport is continuing to show growing signs of a continued indirect benefit to job creation.He said the airports cour-tesy cars made 107 roundtrips into Apalachicola in Febru-ary, all helping to add to jobs in the hospitality industry, as people frequent stores and restaurants, and often seek overnight accommodations.He said Centric has added new flooring to the airports office space, has selected recipients of three $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors, is in a position to do well on next weeks annual FDOT inspection, and has moved forward on projects to remark an airfield lane, add runway lighting, make drainage improvements and construct a commercial access road.The airport is doing a great job,Ž said Puckett.We have not seen it (direct job creation),Ž said Sanders. We really need to look seri-ously at other opportunities; we have got to look at more.Weve got our construction industry, weve got our tourist industry but we need more,Ž she said.We need plenty more,Ž said Lockley. Its going to take a while for that bay to come back.Its been promising and promising and promising and nobody gets no money but these top people,Ž he said.In other words we want results,Ž said Sanders.Beth Kirkland, together with Santiago Fernandez, both consultants working as subcontractors with BRPH, an engineering firm in Melbourne, outlined in their Power Point a Strategic Com-mercial Land Development Plan, which further specified the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) report discussed a year ago.The plan outlined a wealth of information about what neighboring counties are doing to beef up their trans-portation infrastructure, and what resources are available, particularly from RESTORE Act monies, as well as rural infrastructure and job growth funding available from Flori-das Department of Economic Opportunity.Its important for them to know where all the pots of money are,Ž said Kirkland. You want all of that to be coordinated. Were looking for those connection points.ŽShe said the state is work-ing on preparing a strategic outlook for all 129 of its air-ports, which are likely to take at least a year to complete.The airport is a port to our community, and the indirect job creation that occurs because of having that big of an asset in your community,Ž she said. It would be sorely missed and the eco-nomic impact would be felt if it wasnt there.ŽShe said that an economic impact analysis of direct, indi-rect and induced job creation, both presently and potentially, will help influence the countys expectations for its FBO. She included consideration of possibly adding a restaurant as a potential enhancement.Those are amenities that the general aviation commu-nity enjoys,Ž she said. As they design a new FBO, they will likely incorporate something like that.ŽKirkland said the county needs to pursue what she called competitive benchmarkingŽ of the potential return on investment for airport vs. non-airport parcels. She said recreation options for the former landfill site nearby also should be reviewed, as well as an additional row of T-hangars.If were going to build on that site, there is certain reme-diation you have to do,Ž she said. But you can do things like outdoor trails and things, whatever kind of reception youre interested in.ŽShe said the future of the now vacant Bay City Work Camp site also needs to be examined. Our recommendation is to look at that as a potential workforce training facility,Ž said Kirkland. (Companies) are going to want to have a place to train their work force. There may be some opportunities to have that discussion with the school board.Franklin County doesnt have any post-secondary training in the county,Ž she said. Could this be a satellite campus for that?ŽKirkland and Fernandez also unveiled a new full-color glossy brochure, marketing the county as a distinct desti-nation, and outlining what the airport industrial park has to offer, particularly as to its role in the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone (FLZ).The FLZ is one of two such groupings of activities and infrastructure associated with freight transportation and related services created by Florida statute three years ago, Hillsborough County being the other.Establishment of the FLZ can provide public funding when pursuing certain projects within the FLZ,Ž notes the brochure. As a common transportation asset, the Apalachicola Northern Railway (owned by St. Joe Company and operated by Genesee and Wyoming Railways) connects the Port of Port St. Joe in Gulf County with the CSX Class I railroad in Gadsden County, thereby providing for the movement of goods across the nation.ŽThe brochure notes that several industrial sites have been identified and qualified by Enterprise Floridas Strategic Sites program along the railroad and close to additional transportation assets.Interstate 10 and major arterial roads like Highways 65, 71 and US 98 together with the Apalachicola Regional Airport in Franklin County comprise a transportation network that is valuable to the growing industries of transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution,Ž it reads.Kirkland said Gulf County is working to secure Triumph monies for a floating harbor to help activate its port for larger vessels; Liberty County has received job growth monies to build an additional road that opens up some of its strategic sites; and Gadsden has gotten acreage under option for use with the FLZ.She said she now is looking for feedback from the commis-sioners on the new brochure.These are important steps in the process,Ž Kirkland said.  I understand that at the end of the day thats what its about, job creation. Its a responsibility for a commission that has auspices of a major asset like the airport.They have embraced the tools available to them and they should be applauded,Ž she said. All of these other things are to their credit. You have to lay the groundwork to articulate to businesses in the region heres why you should relocate there.Businesses are looking for a regional economic develop-ment plan that can support their efforts and held get their goods to market and help them get the assets they need,Ž Kirkland said. AIRPORTFrom Page A1This map shows the geography of the Gulf-to-Gadsden FLZ


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** A8 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The TimesBy Jennifer A. SheffieldSpecial to the TimesThe southern California headliner band, Pope Paul and the Illegals, that put the rockabilly religion in the 2017 Oyster City Brewing Companys fourth annual Oktoberfest and made it the biggest party on the block, will be back on stage at the Bowery Station in Apalachicola on Thursday, April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.Its the bands third trip to the popular live music venue that recently hosted The Tens from Los Angeles and stacks up solid for weekly open mic nights. Instead of a crosscountry tour, that brought them through in July, this band from Santa Ana is focus-ing on spots in the South and West for three weeks.They will start in Orange County, California, then adventure out to play Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona; El Paso, Austin and Dallas, Texas; Lebanon, Tennes-see; Paducah, Kentucky; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.The Bowery Station stop is their only show in Florida and, the only spot weve ever played in Florida,Ž said upright bass player John Kveen.Bowery Station owner Matt Gardi, with wife, Lisa, recalled Pope Pauls first appearance there was on a Sunday.They hit the stage with high-energy and within less than an hour, word spread of their performance,Ž said Gardi.  Before evening was out we had a packed house of Pope Paul enthusiasts.ŽBut its not just swing. Their music is described as a combination of outlaw country, psychobilly punk rock and guitar slinging wiz-ardry.Ž Throw in a little metal and its 50s surf music of the Cramps. Like West Coast swing which hails as the state dance of California, the music uses improvisation and has elasticity.We want people to get excited about it,Ž said Kveen. Sometimes it gets funky, a little bit Latin, or we bring jazz energy.Theres a lot of power in the trio format,Ž he said, with Paul Bouyear playing guitar and singing vocals, and Sal Sandoval on drums.The band has released two full-length albums and will record a few originals at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, Mississippi on their tour.When not on the road … where they have rounded up 27 states … regular gigs are played once a month in Long Beach and Anaheim, Califor-nia, and Las Vegas at the Sand Dollar Lounge.About Apalachicola is a cool little town and a special place for live music. People are very supportive, tip us well, buy our merch; everything a band could ask for!Ž Kveen said.Its not the competitive southern California metrop-olis. Its nice to play a place where people come hang out and talk with their friends,Ž he added.We never intended to create simply a blues venue, or rock venue,Ž said Gardi, When Pope Paul shared their sound with us, they proved to be more than we expected.ŽRockabillys back at the BoweryPope Paul & The Illegals perform on the road last year.[ PHOTO COURTESY POPE PAUL & THE ILLEGALS ] [ BRENDA LA PAZ / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]Dot Bless with the new park bench named in her honor. Special to the TimesThe Carrabelle Artist Asso-ciation (CAA) is delighted to announce that Beth Appleton will be the guest artist for the upcoming spring Coastal Art Showcase that opensFriday, April 6 in Carrabelle.Appleton is an award-win-ning artist whose works have been on exhibition across the country. Her mediums include watercolor and one-of-a-kind cut paper assemblages. In addition to Appletons amazing art work, the Coastal Art Showcase will feature other well-known and emergent area artists with exciting new presentations.In 1989 I was fortunate enough to witness this cre-ative artist begin assembling her first cut paper works and marveled as she developed an art form uniquely her own,Ž said David Harbaugh of Beth Appletons work.For over 25 years, Apple-tons works have been shaped by life on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. New works emerge ever more complex in dimension and abstraction. The scope of her work has grown over time to include digital micro-assemblages, microscopy, and video production. Bridging the gap between art and science, she is collaborating with micros-copists, ecologists, marine biologists and astronomers. With all these new pursuits, one constant remains: her kinetic works are inspiring and magnetic.When this artist is fascinated by the micro life found in a drop of water, her art welcomes us inside her imagination,Ž he said. When mesmerized by the night sky, she carries us to a world we only thought we knew.ŽAppleton said she spent most of her childhood right in the middle of Old Florida. My first appreciation for art was self-taught, found in the rows of kitsch for sale at my aunts roadside fruit stand.Art is intuitive and exhila-rating; it is good for my soul,Ž she said. I hope by sharing it, the viewer will get a spark from it, too.ŽAppleton guest artist for Carrabelle showcaseWhere and whenThe artwork of Beth Appleton and many other talented artists will be on display every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 6 to 28 at the historic Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James Avenue (US Hwy 98), in downtown Carrabelle. Please visit the Carrabelle Artist Associations Facebook page, or webpage www.carra for more information on upcoming events and activities. For assistance, please contact or (815) 757-6003. Funding provided in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. SOCIETY By Jane Shafer Special to the TimesThe Lanark Village Asso-ciation celebrated Dot Bless Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 18 at Chillas Hall.Approximately 80 people attended the special covered dish event. Bless was presented a certificate of appreciation, and a park bench with her name on it to be placed in Gene Sewell Park.Bless has been an amaz-ing asset to the Lanark Village Association (LVA) and to the community. She moved to Lanark Village in 2005 and became active in the LVA in 2006, helping to organize fundraisers for Chillas Hall, Lanarks com-munity center.In 2007 she became an LVA board member and was instrumental in the remodeling of the Hall. She served as treasurer from 2008 until 2014. One of her many accomplishments while in office was in 2011, when she helped upgrade the LVAs storage yard by recovering back rental payments.In 2014 she was elected LVA chair. During this time, she also assisted the chairs of the membership, storage yard and ways and means committees, and the treasurer.In 2016, she was elected Queen of Lanark Village at the60th anniversary cel-ebration of LVA.In 2018, after 11 years of service, Dot retired as chair from the LVA. She is still an at-large member of the board and continues her hard work by keeping the Gene Sewell Park beautiful for Lanark Village residents.Dot has also benefited the Village by holding several board positions in Lanark Community Church.Bless a blessing to Lanark VillageSelf-portrait hurricane mask by Beth Appleton


** The Times | Thursday, March 29, 2018 A9 FAITHAlma P. Shiver was born in Blountstown on June 16, 1936. She entered Heavens gates on March 19, 2018. She was a seafood worker for most of her working career. However, that is not what she will be remembered for. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved to hunt, sew, garden, and cook. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. If anyone mentions the name Alma Shiver, it will be quickly followed with, I love her biscuits!Ž It was the love she had for her family, that motivated her to get up every Sunday and prepare a full course meal. As she was surrounded by her babies, her day was filled with eating, gossiping, laughing, playing and sometimes a few tears. This was her idea of a great day. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie BuddyŽ Shiver; her daughter Becky Kuhle; greatgrandson Kelly Shiver; sisters Jeanie Bracken and Cathy Pate; and brothers Tommy and Dallas Pate. She is survived by her children, Kelly Shiver, Kelvin Shiver and wife Deanna, Lita Wilson and husband Mark; grandchildren, Leanna Nowling and husband John, Brandy Banks and husband Rickey, Allen Shiver, Jessica Gay and husband Devin, Paul Shiver, Whitley, Ethan, and Rebecca Wilson; great-grandchildren; Shelby Tarantino, Colby Nowling and wife Shelby, River and Tyler Banks, David Gay, Dakota, Austin, Dalyn, and Montana Shiver, Beau and Gracelyn Wilson; great-greatgrandchildren Aubrey Nowling, Noah Tarantino and Khloe Banks; as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 21 at United Baptist Church in Eastpoint, followed with graveside memorial at Eastpoint Cemetery. You can shed tears because she is gone, or smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray shell come back, or open your eyes and see all that shes left. Your heart can be empty because you cant see her, or be full of the love youve shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that shes gone, or cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry, close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what shed want: Smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.OBITUARY ALMA SHIVERHere comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Im wishing you a safe and blessed Easter. Used to be on Easter morning, members of the Lanark Village Community Church would have a sunrise service at the waters edge at the Lanark Village Boat Club. After the service we would all go into the clubhouse for coffee and goodies. After that we went and gussied up to go to our own church services. In the afternoon, we also had an Easter egg hunt at Legion Post #82. I would boil a dozen or two and decorate the eggs for the occasion. Speaking of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post #82, every Friday night you can enjoy a huge hamburger with chips. Orders taken from 5 to 7 p.m. Your donation of $6 will get you on the grill. Then, on Sunday, its back to Post #82 for pizza. Again, the hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Smoke rings are blown on the screenedin porch. Thank you. Lunch this afternoon at Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will start at noon. It will be hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and Easter cupcakes. Your $6 donation will be collected at the desk. Dont forget to take a chance or two on the pastry raffle. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound, and rejoice. Until next time, God bless our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.LANARK NEWSReminiscing about Easter sunrise services Jim WelshBy Jerry L. Hurley Special to the TimesJerry Hurleys poem this week is a first for him, a villanelle, a poetic form with 19 lines and a strict pattern of repetition and rhyme. Each villanelle is comprised of five tercets, which are three-line stanzas, followed by a quatrain, which is a stanza with four lines. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated in an alternating pattern as the final line of each next tercet; those two repeated lines then form the final two lines of the entire poem. The rhyme scheme calls for those repeating lines to rhyme, and for the second line of every tercet to rhyme. The word villanelle comes originally from the Italian word villano, meaning peasant.Ž The villanellas and villancicos of the Renaissance were Italian and Spanish songs made for dancing, which featured the pastoral theme appropriate for peasant dances. Oystermans Prayer The oysterman prays at the end of the day, the return of prosperity to pass on to his son. Tonging for life in Apalach Bay. But the oystermans son must have his say. Yet when all has been said, all has been done, the oysterman prays at the end of the day The life that is known, the ancestors way, passed down for years from father to son. Tonging for life in Apalach Bay Over time the bay changes, the piper you pay, the clock goes not backwards once youve begun. The oysterman prays at the end of the day. Can they come back, their future not fey, before the tale ends with the setting of sun? Tonging for life in Apalach Bay. The boat with the tongs at the end of the quay on gray water is waiting for the man and the son. The oysterman prays at the end of the day, tonging for life in Apalach Bay.THE POETS VOICEOystermans Prayer Sunrise service at Millender ParkFranklin Countys annual community Easter sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1, at Millender Park on Patton Drive in Eastpoint.Speaker will be Bro. Bobby Shiver, pastor of United Baptist Church in Eastpoint. Island Methodists mark Holy WeekSt. George Island United Methodist Church Holy Week services include a tradi-tional Passover Seder led by Deborah and Steve Kirschenbaum, followed by a light dinner and Communion at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 29. On Good Friday, from noon to 12:30 p.m. are Stations of the Cross. The Easter Sunday Sun-rise Service is at 6:45 a.m. at the public beach and traditional service at 10:15 p.m. Eastpoint First Baptist hosts Good Friday serviceThe Eastpoint First Baptist Church, 447 Avenue A, will have a service for Good Friday, March 30 at noon. Everyone is welcome. Women-only recovery group now underwayMarilyn McCann has started a Celebrate Recovery program, in conjunction with the United Methodist Church of Eastpoint. This is a women-only group that meets Sun-days from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the church, at 317 Patton Drive. For more information, contact Marilyn at 927-2088 or email FAITH BRIEFS For more news go to


** A10 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to timesoutdoors@starfl.comBy Carolyn Brown Treadon Special to the TimesLast week, the Coast Guard put out a press release urging boaters to take a boating safety course. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in 2016, Florida led the nation in registered vessels at 931,450. There were 714 reportable boat-ing accidents, many which were preventable. In total, 67 individuals lost their lives. Statistics for 2017 have not been released.The temperature may be cool outside, but the Eighth Coast Guard District is joining boating safety advo-cates across the country to urge recreational boaters to enroll in a boating education course. The Spring Aboard … Take A Boating Education Course campaign encourages boaters to receive education prior to the kick-off of the boat-ing season.We know that an educated boater is safer on the water,Ž said Tom Guess, president of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the lead organization for the Spring Aboard campaign. If a boater has taken a boating safety education course, the like-lihood of their time spent on the water being a safe and enjoyable experience is much greater for them as well as their passengers. Theres no reason to head out on the water without knowing what youre doing, and spring is the perfect time to take a course before the summer boating season begins.U.S. Coast Guard statistics indicate that of the accidents where the level of operator education was known, 77 percent of boating deaths occurred on boats where the boat operator had never received boating education instruc-tion,Ž said Ed Huntsman, the Eight Coast Guard District boating safety pro-gram manager.With todays variety of courses available, theres a course for every boaters schedule. Boaters have multiple options including classroom courses offered by the Coast Guard Auxil-iary, United States Power Squadrons and online offerings available anytime.The Coast Guard Auxil-iary is offering classes on April 21, May 12, or June 30, at Academy Sports in Tallahassee. For more information or to sign up, individuals can contact Public Education Officer Rich Rasmussen at way to ensure you are better prepared is to have your vessel insp ected by a qualified Auxiliarist. This past weekend, several Auxiliarists provided free vessel examinations to ensure boaters had all he required safety equipment. Throughout the morning, Tim Ashley, Bob Asztalos, Raye Crews, Ron Eudy, Hike Harrison, Scott Hausmann, Steve Hults, Gregg Stanton and Joe Storey inspected around 25 vessels.To learn more about vessel safety checks, please contact Steve Hults, staff officer for vessel examinations at boating is no acci-dent. Always wear a life jacket; 40 percent of fatalities happen from drowning!To learnmore about safe boating classes, or to learn more about getting involved in the Auxiliary, check out or contact Flotilla Commander Ron Eudy, at Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939.Spring is time to learn boating safetyScott Hausmann conducting a vessel exam [ PHOTO COURTESY US COAST GUARD AUXILLARY FLOTILLA 12 ] Special to the TimesThe Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve has been continuously moni-toring water quality in Apalachicola Bay since 1992.Dataloggers remote devices that collect and store data are installed at four sampling stations in the bay and regularly record the waters temperature, water level, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH and turbidity.About once a month, the dataloggers are removed and replaced with clean ones. After being submerged in the bay for too long, they become encrusted with barnacles or overgrown with algae, which interferes with accurate data collection. The old dataloggers are taken back to ANERRs lab to be tested for errors, cleaned, inspected for damage, and to have their data downloaded.This information, as well as current water conditions updated every 15 minutes, is made available on the Central-ized Data Management Office website and through Florida DEP at record water qualityApril 6 class explores Bay-Friendly LandscapingThe Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a class on BayFriendly Landscaping on Friday, April 6, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nature Center on 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint.Thyme to start thinking about your yard and garden! Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on neighborhood beauty and estuarine health. Par-ticipants in this class will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a low maintenance bay-conscious landscape that attracts birds and wildlife. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to take home their own rain barrel.The class is free, but rain barrels are $25 per barrel, and must be ordered one week in advance. Tickets and rain barrel reservations available at www.aner-rbayfriendly.eventbrite. com FSU ant expert to lecture April 12The Florida State Universitys Conservation Lecture Series continues on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. with A Hodge Podge of Ant Stories,Ž presented by Dr. Walter Tschinkel, the Robert O. Lawton Distin-guished Professor in the department of biological science.Our region is home to over 100 species of ants, each with its own stories to tell, and each exploiting an ecological opportunity. The natural history and life cycle of a handful of these stories will illustrate the breadth and wonder of the way that these north Florida ants go about their lives.Tschinkel (aka AntMan) has been prying into the lives and secrets of ants for over 40 years, and has revealed much about division of labor and reg-ulation within colonies, competition between col-onies, colony life cycles, colony reproduction and the ecological niches of ant species.He is a world expert on the exotic fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, and published a wellreceived book, The Fire Ants (Harvard/Belknap Press, 2006). His recent research has focused on the subterranean nest architecture of ants. His metal casts of ant nests are on display in museums as far flung as Paris and Hong Kong.The lecture, in the FSUCML Auditorium at 3618 US-98 in St. Teresa, is free and open to the public. Refreshments available before talk.OUTDOOR BRIEFS The East Bay tower serves as one of ANERRs sites for monitoring long-term water quality trends in Apalachicola Bay. [ PHOTO COURTESY ANERR ] FISHING REPORTReports of Spanish Mackerel are still strong and the Mexico Beach pier and out along the St. Joe sea wall is still producing. Clarkspoon is still a good choice for bait and the Coho Killer lure is still making waves in these parts. There is a limited number of these lures available in our area so if you have a chance to purchase make sure and pick up a couple. Sheepshead bite continues to be pretty good around structure areas and live shrimp continues to pull them in. Looks like the Trout bite is slowly coming back in the St. Bay around the head of the bay. Soft baits jigged or behind popping corks are your best bet. We are counting down to the Bluewater Outriggers annual tent sale April 6th and 7th, so please plan to join us. There will be fun for the entire family and smoking deals on Fishing gear, Apparel, Shoes and other miscellaneous items so mark your calendar and come see us. Until next week, Happy Fishing


** The Times | Thursday, March 29, 2018 A11 SPORTSBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894The Franklin County High School track team warmed up for the 2018 season with three opening meets, and coach John Cooper is optimistic theyll continue to improve on their times and distances.So far this track season has been filled with success, and has the possibility of seeing four or more athletes qualify for the regional stage, if not state,Ž he said.The season opened Feb. 23 in Panama City with the Boze-man Track & Field Invitational.Brooke Martina finished 14th in the 100-meter dash, while in the 200-meters, Jana-cia Bunyon ran 13th with a time of 32.94 and Haley Miller was 16th, with a 33.51 time.In the 400 meters, Miller ran fourth, with a time of 1:17.51 and Adia Barber was sixth, with a 1:29.30 time.In the 1,600 meters, Genevieve Printiss ran fifth, with a 6:41.91. She ran second in the 3,200 meters, with a 14:27.00 time.In the 100-meter hurdles, Peyton Millender was eighth, with a 20.06 time, and Lynd-sey Steifel was 12th, with a 22.67 time.In the high jump, Tiauna Benjamin leaped 1.4 meters to finish second, followed by a 1.35-meter jump by Genesis Jones for third, a 1.35-m eter jump by Bunyon for fourth, and a 1.17-meter height by Kiani Allen for fifth.In the long jump, Benjamin was third, with a 4.55-meter leap, followed by a 3.42-meter jump by Hannah Westbrook for 19th, a 3.39-meter jump by Martina for 20th and a 3.02-meter jump by Harper Westbrook for 23rd place.In the triple jump, Benjamin took second with a 9.21-meter performance.In the discus, a 27-92-meter toss earned a first for Ja'mela Ray, and a 14.88-meter hurl got Santi Turrell 11th place.In the shotput, Ray was second with a toss of 9.71meters, and Turrell was 10th after throwing for 7.91 meters.For the boys, in the 100meter dash, Isiah Barber was 11th with a time of 12.74 Jamal Robinson 19th with a time of 13.20 and Charlee Winchester 22nd with a 13.45 time.In the 200 meters, Barber was 10th with a 26.72 time and Robinson 15ht with a 28.87 run.In the 400 meters, Levi Bilbo ran 25th, with a time of 1::21.81.In the 800 meters, Simon Hodgson was third, with a 2:20.46 and Winchester sev-enth, with a 2:29.85 time, and Bilbo 24th, with a 3:34.28 time.In the 1,600 meters, Hodg-son ran third, with a 5:21.57 time, and William Gray 10th, with a 6:14.37 performance. In the 3,200 meters, Hodg-son was fifth, with a 12:51.71 time, and Gray 10th, with a 13:59.01 showing.The boys 4 by 100 relay team was fourth, with a 50.55 time.In the high jump, Carter Kembro finished sixth, with a 1.57-meter leap.In the long jump, Barber was second, with a 6.46-meter jump, and Elijah Grier 22nd with a leap of 4.79 meters.In the discus, Nick Hutchins was 12th with a toss of 25.7 meters, Cameron Wynn was 15th with a throw of 21.02 meters, Ethan Moses was 17th with a hurl of 19.44 meters, and Jesse Page was 19th with a throw of 16.28 meters.In the shotput, Hutchins was 14th with a 9.4 meter throw, Wynn 17th with a 8.98 meter toss, Moses 19th with a throw of 8.74 meters and Page 21st with a throw of 8.3 meters.At the Wakulla Quad Meet March 1 in Crawfordville, Hon-esti Williams was sixth in the 100 meters, with a 14.88 time, and Miller 12th with a time of 16.36.In the 1,600 meters, Printiss ran third, with a 6:12.90, and in the 3,200, she ran second, with a time of 13:46.82.In the high jump, Benjamin won with a 1.42 meter jump, with Bunyon second with a 1.32 meter leap, and Jones fourth with a jump of 1.27 meters.In the long jump, Benjamin was again the winner, leaping 4.93 meters, and Hannah Westbrook was nith, with a jump of 3.53 meters.In the shotput, Ray was third, with a toss of 9.46 meters and Turrell was 13th, with a leap of 7.38 meters.For the boys, Winchester ran 16th with a time of 13.88, Grier was right behind with a time of 14.21, and Robinson was 18th, with a 14.33.In the 299 meters, Bilbo was 25th, with a 31.56 time.In the 400 meters, Abner Ramirez was 12th with a time of 1:03.78, and Bilbo 14th with a 1:11.81 time.In the 800 meters, Ethan Kembro ran 14th, with a time of 3:27.47.In the 1,600 meters, Hodg-son ran a 5:09.68 to win the event, while Gray was 11th with a time of 6:15.59 and Ethan Kembro 14th with a 7:17.02 time.In the 3,200 meters, Hodgson finished fourth, run-ning a 11:37.30, and Gray was eighth with a time of 13:44.20.In the 4 by 100 meter relay, the Seahawks ran second with a time of 1:01.42.In the high jump, Aric Sowell was fourth with a leap of 1.52 meters, and Carter Kembro fifth, with a 1.52-meter leap.In the long jump, Barber was fourth with a leap of 6.24 meters.In the shotput, Hutchins was 13th with a throw of 9.06 meters, Duncan Whaley was 14th with a toss of 8.87 meters, Moses 15th with a throw of 8.77 meters, Wynn 16th with a hurl of 8.68 meters and Hunter Kelly 19th with a throw of 7.9 meters.At the Tariq Barfield Invitational in Tallahassee March 9, Honesti Williams ran 14.28 in the 100 meters to finish 28th,while Martina ran a 15.58 to finish 46th.In the 1,600 meters, Printiss ran a 6:06.93 to finish in 14th place, while in the 3,200 meters ran a 13:40.61 to finish sixth.In the 300 meter hurdles, Steifel performed a 1:07.35 for 15th place.In the 4 by 100 meter relay, the Lady Seahawks ran a 59.23 for 10th place.In the high jump, Benjamin was second with a leap of 1.42 meters, while Jones was ninth with a 1.32 meter jump and Bunyon 11th with a 1.27-meter leap.In the long jump, Benjamin was 13th with a jump of 4.51 meters, and Hannah West-brook 36th with a 3.48-meter jump.In the triple jump, Benjamin was eighth with a 9.33-meter showing.In the discus, Ray finished seventh with a toss of 22.39 meters, and was second in the shotput with a 9.9 meter showing. Turrell the shot 7.82 meters to finish 18thFor the boys, Billbo was 34th in the 200 meters with a time of 29.01.In the 800 meters, Ethan Kembro ran a 3:17.23 to finish 39th.In the 1,600 meters, Hodg-son finished 11th with a time of 5:05.40 and Gray was 37th with a time of 5:50.55 .In the 3,200, Hodgson was fifth with a 11:06.18 finish.The Seahawk 4 by 800 relay team was fifth with a time of 11:50.79 .In the high jump, Carter Kembro jumped 1.52 meters for 13th place.In the long jump, Barber was 17th with a leap of 5.84 meters.In the discus, Whaley threw 20.88 meters for 23rd place and Kelly 15.23 meters to finish 28th.In the shotput, Kelley threw a 7.53 meters for 35th place.Track team starts spring seasonFCS Track and Field RosterAll students on the roster of the Seahawk track and “ eld team attend Franklin County School, unless otherwise noted. BOYSSixth grader Ethan Kembro (First Baptist) Eighth graders Jamal Robinson (ABC School) Carter Kembro (First Baptist) Freshmen Charlee Winchester Austin Gray Sophomores Isaiah Barber (First Baptist) Levi Bilbo Nick Hutchison Juniors Cam Wynn Hunter Kelly Seniors Elijah Grier Simon Hodgson Ethan Moses Colton Evans GIRLSEighth graders Santi Turrell (ABC School) Genesis Jones Freshmen Haley Miller Adia Barber Kiani Allen Jamela Ray Lindsey Steifel Sophomores Honesti Williams Janacia Bunyon Juniors Peyton Millender Tiauna Benjamin Seniors Brooke Martina Genevieve Printiss Hannah Westbrook Harper Westbrook Students in the high school creative photography class were given a photo assign-ment to help Franklin County School promote literacy and excellent reading habits for the statewide Celebrate Lit-eracy Week, Florida!This year's theme, Find Yourself in a Book! was the photo challenge for the hand-ful of photography students attending school Thursday, January 18. Students were given pop-up books and one class segment to create photographs with subjects appearing to interact within the three-dimensional pop-up books.In photography, this forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. SEAHAWK ARTISTRYPop-up books Marissa Startt,, Jaylin Charles, and Lyndsey Stiefel created a photo of Maliah Lockley climbing the Swiss Alps in the Sound of MusicŽ pop-up book by Bert Fink. Caleb Smith created a photo of Laden Millender peering into the window of the pop-up book The Night Before Christmas,Ž by Robert Sabuda. Adia Barber at the Wakulla High Quad Meet [ DAVID FELL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Tiauna Benjamin performs the long jump at the Wakulla High Quad Meet Hannah Westbrook performs the long jump at the Wakulla High Quad Meet


** A12 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The Times1. Real-life U.S. Defense Department document CONOP 8888Ž is in place for what scenario? Power grid down, Alien invasion, Vampire takeover, Zombie apocalypse 2. Who portrayed John Bernard  J.B.Ž Books in his final film, 1976s  The ShootistŽ? Edgar Buchanan, John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Roy Scheider 3. When were the Chicago Bears football team first called  Monsters of the MidwayŽ? 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s 4.  Livermore LarruperŽ was the nickname of what heavyweight boxing champion? Max Baer, James J. Braddock, Ernie Terrell, Lee Savold 5. Where did legendary coach Vince Lombardi play collegiate football? He didnt, Fordham, Notre Dame, Army 6. What color is the center stripe on the French flag? Red, White, Blue, Green ANSWERS: 1. Zombie apocalypse, 2. John Wayne, 3. 1940s, 4. Max Baer, 5. Fordham, 6. WhiteTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.comTRIVIA FUNf-stop, an abbreviation for a camera lens aperture setting that corresponds to an f-number, which is the ratio of the focal length of a lens to the effective diameter of its aperture.March is over, and April is here, with its won-derful spring weather, the first hint of summer in the air.The Times welcomes readers to send us their best photographs. Whether they cap-ture the brisk wind, a sunny smile, brilliant color, an unusuai image, person, place or thing, please share. Photos can be of any subject, but we especially like people.Please send photographs to David Adlerstein at For more information, call 653-8894.F-STOP FRANKLINApril arrival W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson CaseyHappy Easter from Ards Tire Service in Eastpoint.[ DALE JULIAN | SPECAIL TO THE TIMES ] Summer drink [ RICK HANBY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Young Ben Levesque celebrates his patriotism at an Apalachicola parade. [ KATIE LEVESQUE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Sunrise on the Ochlockonee River [ BILL SCOWCROFT | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Redhead ducks in an enormous ” ock west of the St. George Island bridge. [ JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


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** A14 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The Times Special to the TimesHello Franklin County! Franklin County Libraries will be closed on Friday, March 30 as a county holiday. The Carrabelle branch will also be closed on Saturday, March 31. All of the library staff wishes you a Happy Easter. Last reminder! There are only two more days available for free AARP Tax Aide. Representatives are available one more time at each branch. There are still available time slots, and personnel will be at the Eastpoint Library, Thursday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Carrabelle Library, Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required. Thank you AARP tax representatives for assisting and preparing the taxes for the citizens of Franklin County and the surrounding counties. Your expertise and efficient service in filing taxes have been greatly appreciated! Job well done!. The Basics of Better Living program will be Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrabelle branch. The topic will be Extreme Recipe Makeover. The program will be held at the Eastpoint branch on Friday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. These programs are facilitated by the county extension office. Dont miss Aprils Garden program, when the topic will be PickA-Pepper: Production Protocols for the Perfect Capsicum Cultivar.Ž Programs will be held at the Carrabelle branch on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m., and at the Eastpoint branch on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. All garden programs are facilitated by Les Harrison, the Wakulla county extension director. The free film on Friday Movie Night at the Carrabelle branch, April 20 at 6 p.m., will be Wonder,Ž rated PG. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Teen Book Club for grades 5-12 is held the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Eastpoint branch. Are you a home-schooled student, a teen student, or just a young person who loves to read? Join us to share what you are currently reading, your favorite books and authors. See you April 4. Find us and follow us on Facebook at Franklin County Public Library and Franklin County Public Library Eastpoint Branch. The calendar of events and online resources are on the Library website at fcpl. Contact the Eastpoint branch, Monday … Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 670-8151, and the Carrabelle branch, Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 697-2366. See you at the Library! LIBRARY CORNERFree Tax Aide to wind down For more news go to


CLASSIFIEDSThe Times | Thursday, March 29, 2018 A15 OPS FISH & WILDLIFE TECHNICIANFL FIsh & Wildlife Conservation Com. BOX-R WIldlife Mgt. Area 300 Tilton Road, Apalachicola, FL 32320 $13.21/Hourly, plus benefits. Heavy equipment operation, vegetation control, road & facility maintenance, controlled burns, manage public hunts, and wildlife surveys. Applications must be completed online at For additional info contact:Kay Haskins kay 850-265-3676Job closes 04/02/2018 EEO/AA/ADA and VP Employer RESORT VACATION PROPERTIES of SGI, now accepting applications for: Part-Time Seasonal Housekeeping Inspectors Work 1-3 days per week. $12/hour plus fuel reimbursement Weekend work required. Must have reliable transportation. Apply in person at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr St. George Island. RESORT VACATION PROPERTIES of SGI, now accepting applications for: Full-Time Maintenance Technician. Some maintenance experience required. Must have clean driving record. Weekend work required. Great benefits package Apply in person at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr St. George Island. Please call 850-697-5300to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!!NF-452893821-3 Collins Avenue Located in Lanark 1 bedroom Furnished $550 per month $1,000 Security Deposit No Pets NF-4528750 The Blue Parrot is Now Hiring:Servers Cashiers Cooks Hostesses Bussers Bartenders68 West Gorrie Dr. St. George IslandApply in Person at Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe 19812T FRANKLIN COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS March 29, 2018 RFP #18-200 -Group Health Insurance The Franklin County School Board is requesting proposals from qualified proposers to provide Group Health Insurance. Proposals will be received until 10 a.m. April 12, 2018 at the Franklin County School Board offices at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Proposals must be received in a sealed envelope clearly marked RFP 18-200 -Group Health Insurance. All information regarding this RFP may be found at the following web address: https://www .franklincoun age/1489 The Franklin County School Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to re-advertise, and to enter into contract determined to be in its best interest. Pub: March 29, 2018 19804T FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, INC, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA located at 46 NINTH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 in FRANKLIN County intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. Pub: March 29, 2018 19864T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2016-CA-000256 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-HY8C, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007HY8C, Plaintiff, vs. JULIANNA FROST, ET AL. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 2, 2017, and entered in Case No. 2016-CA000256, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FICA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-HY8C, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HY8C (hereafter “Plaintiff’), is Plaintiff and JULIANNA FROST; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM INC AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN, County Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse; 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, at 11:00 a.m., on the 19TH day of APRIL 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22, BLOCK 78, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 12th day of March, 2018. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954)571-2031 File No.: BF9123-16 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. March 29, April 5, 2018 19924T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 2018 CA 01 CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, V. RAYMOND R. FINN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RAYMOND R. FINN a/k/a RAYMOND ROBERT FINN and LINDA L. FINN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclosure a mortgage the following properties in Franklin County, Florida: Lots 9 & 10, Black A (66), Range 4, Pickett’s Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with a 1974 CAP Mobile Home, ID#14533. has been filed against you and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, grantees or other claimants, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Rick A. Savage, Esq., of the Savage Law Office, PLLC, plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 111 N. Calhoun St., Suite 8, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 on or before 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of court 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. DATED on March 22, 2018. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk March 29, April 5, 2018 19870T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Forgotten Coast Community Church located at P.O. Box 630, in the County of Franklin, in the City of Eastpoint, Florida, 32328 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Panama City Beach, Florida, this 20th day of March, 2018. Go With God Ministries, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation Pub: March 29, 2018 19942TNotice of Intent to SellPursuant to Florida Statue §328.17 MS Dockside Marina LLC has intent to sell, salvage, or remove abandoned sailing vessel registered to Silvia Williams and Andrew Scott Abbot. 42 Phoenix, white, fiberglass hull will be sold for private disposition Saturday April 14 at 9:00 am at Dockside Marina 292 Graham Dr Carrabelle, FL 32322. March 29, April 5, 2018 19946TNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALEFORGOTTEN COAST TOWING & ROAD SERVICE, LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicleson 04/10/2018 10:00 am at 3 PINE DR APALACHICOLA, FL 323201224, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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** A16 Thursday, March 29, 2018 | The TimesWe think the event was a great success,Ž said Tara Maugham, who co-owns Centric together with Andrew Hartman. I have had many vendors, pilots and people from the surrounding com-munity reach out to me with positive feedback.ŽMaugham said she was particularly pleased at the success of the EAA (Experi-mental Aviation Association) Young Eagles Flights, which were free to for young people age 8 to 17. Three volunteer pilots, John Bone, Dr. AJ Brickler and Danny Deason, took a total of 80 kids up in their personal planes.Thats amazing. I cannot thank them enough for volunteering their time and resources to give kids this great opportunity,Ž said Maugham. I had one mom tell me that her son now wants to be a pilot.Through this program kids are inspired to look into the opportunities that exist in the aviation industry. Im so happy that we were able to coordinate with the volunteer pilots to have this opportu-nity available to the youth of Franklin County.ŽYoung people were also the focus of a table set up by Joseph Garcia, on behalf of the Lively Aviation Mainte-nance Technology School.He was very pleased with the turnout and the general response he received of people interested in information regarding continuing education in the aviation maintenance industry,Ž Maugham said.Helicopter pilot Andre F. Connan was busy all day offering rides on behalf of his company KoolBreeze Helicopters, out of Tallahassee. He was proud of his 2015 Rob-inson R-44, one of the most popular light helicopters on the market today.The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, staffed by Cols. Larry Combs and Tony Stein, offered 20-minute rides in an historic P-51 Mustang, the kind that Geoff Hewells dad trained in during the war. Hewell climbed into the cockpit and savored his chance to relive history.Buddy Bryan had a chance to show off his T-34 propel-ler-driven, single-engine, military trainer aircraft, as well as his T-28, a pistonengined military trainer dating back to the 1950s.Percy Wood, a pilot from Sopchoppy, and David Pettit, from Columbus, Ohio, were both particularly impressed by the Beech AT-11 Kansan, owned by John Hess, an attack trainer which never crossed the ocean but was instrumental during the war in the instruction of gunners, navigators and bombardiers.That plane there is why were not speaking German today,Ž said Pettit as he watched it go airborne.The US. Coast Guard brought its HC-144 Ocean Sentry, and Apalachicola Airport hangar tenant Mike Roehr showed off his Yakov-lev Yak-52, a Soviet primary trainer aircraft which first flew in 1976.In addition to conducting raffles throughout the day, and a car show that brought out a queue of fancy autos, the staff at the airport, Airport Manager Jason Puckett and receptionist Charlotte Bach-man, spent the day meeting and greeting the folks who came out. PLANESFrom Page A1the regions year ago rate of 4.8 percent. The labor force was 99,263, up 2,717 over the year, with 3,934 unemployed residents in the region. Bays jobless rate dropped from 4.5 to 4.0 percent, and in Gulf County from 4.4 to 4.0 percent.With unemployment in the county being low, it can be a real challenge for local employ-ers to hire qualified candidates. In our Employ Florida system, we currently have 62 job post-ings representing 94 positions for Franklin County alone,Ž said Kim Bodine, executive director for CareerSource Gulf Coast. In order to help busi-nesses recruit workers, we are hosting a county wide job fair and all job seekers are encouraged to participate.ŽIn February 2018 nonagricultural employment in the Panama City metropolitan are was 83,900, an increase of 2,200 jobs over the year. The mining, logging, and construc-tion; professional and business services; financial activities; education and health services; leisure and hospitality; and trade, transportation, and utilities industries grew faster in the metro area than state-wide over the year.The manufacturing; government; and information industries lost jobs over the year. JOB FAIRFrom Page A1Job Fair April 11The job fair will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Eastpoint Fire House and will include approximately 10 to 12 employers. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume to the job fair and come prepared to meet face-to-face with hiring managers. CareerSource Gulf Coast will be providing free lunch to all jobseekers who attend. For more information or to view a list of employers participating in the job fair, please visit The AT-11 Kansan helped train gunners and navigators during the war. [CENTRIC AVIATION | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES]