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The Apalachicola times

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The Apalachicola times
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** Volume 132 Number 50 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ............... A4-A5 Law Enforcement ........ A7 Society ......................A8 Faith ........................A9 Outdoors ................. A10 Sports ......................A11 SEND US YOUR BEST PHOTOS, A12 A2PEARLS program presses to save shotgunsA11Lady Seahawks win three in a row Thursday, April 5, 2018 OUT TO SEE @ApalachTimes facebook.com/Apalachitimes50 ¢ apalachtimes.com CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet are poised to approve a major expan-sion of aquaculture leases in the easternmost waters off the Franklin County coast.If they were looking for a rousing show of support from the county com-missioners Tuesday, they were sorely disappointed.Following up on a meeting he and Commis-sion Chairman Smokey Parrish had with Kal Knickerbocker, director of the aquaculture division at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, former county planner Alan Pierce shared with commissioners details regarding a 41-acre expansion of an existing oyster and clam lease site in Alligator Harbor, plus a new 131-acre lease area in the Ochlockonee Bay.Because each individual lease covers about 1.5 acres, the proposed expansion in Alligator Harbor would yield 21 new leases, each available for about $70 per year, for 10 years. The 72 leases on the new site in Ochlockonee Bay, between Wakulla and Franklin counties, would run about $100 per year, also for 10 years.The leases would include use of both the bottom and the full water column, and could be used tofarm either oysters or clams.State to expand aquaculture leasesBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894Beautiful weather and a joyous spirit in the heart reigned throughout Franklin County last weekend, in celebration of the Easter holiday.On Saturday morning, Apalachicola Main Street, Bring Me A Book Franklin, and PALS (Patrons of Apalachicola Library Society) partnered to host the second annual Apala-chicola Community Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Chapman Botanical Garden.Approximately 300 people attended. Mayor Van Johnson welcomed the attendees and sounded the horn to signal the start of the hunt.In addition to 3,000 eggs stuffed with candy by volunteers, each hunt area contained a special golden egg that entitled the finder to a special gift basket.There were also prize drawings for three new bicycles andtwo gift bas-kets. In addition, Bring Me a Book Franklin volunteers gave each child a Joy and gladness aboundBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894Four Democrats and two Republicans have applied to replace Teresa Ann Martin as the representative from District #3 on the school board.Because election law stipu-lates that no individual who holds an elected county post can run for a second elected county office, Martin, a can-didate for the Democratic nomination for tax collector, stepped down from her school board seat, effective Jan. 31.Election 2018Six seek Scott meeting to school board seatSpecial to the TimesApril is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf Countieshas partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Florida to share the message that everyone can help great childhoods happen in their community.What children learn through their early interac-tions becomes the foundation for all future development. Research shows that nurtur-ing relationships and safe, secure environments improve brain development and child well-being.Working with our community partners, we are actively engaged in activities Spin a pinwheel against child abuse The sunrise service on St. George Island on Easter morning [ JEFF KNUTSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] EASTER 2018See ELECTION, A16 See PINWHEELS, A16 See OYSTER, A14 See EASTER, A3Library hosts judge candidates FridayThe public is invited to a Meet and Greet this Friday afternoon, April 6 at the Franklin County Public Librarys Eastpoint branch, to give them a chance to meet the three candidates for county judge. All three candidates in the non-partisan election Barbara Sanders, Gordon Shuler and Rosanna Bronhard … have been invited to the event, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 160 Hickory Dip Rd.Organizer Carol Barfield, chair of the Democratic Executive Committee said the event is free and open to everyone. For more info, call her at (850) 323-0625. PEARLS month opens this weekendThe Save Our Shotguns effort kicks off Saturday, April 7, 5 to 7 p.m. with a party celebrating art inspired by the theme The Houses on the Hill: Every House Tells a Story. The multi-media work represents artists, both professional and novice, young and old. The event is timed to coincide with Apalachicolas popular Art and Wine Walk, where art-ists and musicians will be showing and demonstrat-ing their crafts throughout the city.On Sunday, April 8, a free PEARLS reception at Apalachicola's Holy Family Senior Center will unveil 30 rare historic photos to be added to the collection donated last year to the city by Save Our Shotguns. The photos were taken in the 1950s and 60s, when the building served as a Catho-lic school and was the hub of the Hillside community. Parents Night Wednesday at Eastpoint Fire HouseCareerSource Gulf Coast will host a special Parents Night this Wednesday, April 11 at the Eastpoint Fire House, 24 Sixth Street to help them learn more about scholarship opportunities,Parents and guardians of Franklin County High School seniors are invited to learn more about oppor-tunities available through CareerSource. Bring the family and get a free hot meal as well. Please RSVP to Valentina Webb at 370-0116. If you cannot attend, contact Webb to schedule an appointment at a later time.

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** A2 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The Times Special to the TimesA brand-new shotgun house will soon be called home by an Apalachicola resident, as Save Our Shotguns Apalachicola builds its pilot project at 151 Willie Speed Boulevard.In time for Save Our Shotguns second annual Pearls Celebration, SOS has announced the application process to purchase the 800-square foot house.To qualify, the applicant must not currently own a home, must live and work in Apalachicola, meet the minimum USDA low income guideline of $41,000 for a family of four ($20,000 if over 62 years of age), and prequalify for a mortgage. When qualified, the applicants name will be entered into a lottery. The final contract is still being drawn up, details to be released soon. The drawing for a winner will be held in September 2018.Pearls is an acronym for Preserving and Embracing Apalachicolas Rich Legacy of Shotgun Houses. It showcases the Hill communitys historic houses to raise awareness of their history, beauty and usefulness for the creation of affordable housing. PEARLS events include art and history exhibits, painting and photography workshops, a weekend symposium, walking tours, poetry, oral histories, a final art auction and opening and closing parties, all free to the public.PEARLS kicks off Saturday, April 7, 5 to 7 pm with a party celebrating art inspired by the theme: The Houses on the Hill: Every House Tells a Story. If Pearls 2017 is any indicator, get there early; last year, 70 percent of the artwork was sold the first night. The multi-media work represents artists, both professional and novice, young and old. The event is timed to coincide with Apalachicolas popular Art and Wine Walk, where artists and musicians will be showing and demonstrating their crafts throughout the city.Sunday, April 8, a free PEARLS reception at Apalachicolas Holy Family Senior Center will unveil 30 rare historic photos to be added to the collection donated last year to the city by Save Our Shotguns. The photos were taken in the 1950s and 60s, when the building served as a Catholic school and was the hub of the Hillside community.Land use issues facing Apalachicolas Hill com-munity such as heir property rights, zoning, and the use of community land trusts will be tackled at a Pearls Symposium on Saturday, April 14. The symposium will include a discussion of the future of the Hill featuring com-munity members Yvonne Tolliver, Harold Banks, Rose Griffin, Willie Mary Daniels and moderated by Mayor Van Johnson.For those who have always wanted to take an art workshop, a free Plein Air Paint-a-Shot-gun workshop with artist Kate Knapp is planned for April 10 through 12. If youre a poet, sign up for Pearls Poetry Night on April 20 at info@saveourshotguns.org, and if photographys your thing, Charlie Sawyer is offering a free workshop on April 19.Pearls is sponsored by Save Our Shotguns Apalachicola, a non-profit all-volunteer 501(c)(3) working to preserve the historic structures of Apalachicola for affordable housing and job creation.Locations, times and more information can be found at saveour-shotguns.org. PEARLS is made possible by the gen-erous support of the City of Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, Franklin County Tourist Development Council, Florida Humani-ties Council, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Contact Holly Brown at holly@saveourshotguns.org for more info.Save Our Shotguns to unveil pilot projectThe new shotgun house now under construction on 13th Street [COURTESY PHOTOS/PEARLS] These altar boys are among the people depicted in a new art exhibit opening this weekend. Dont miss April 14 symposiumA Symposium and Ideas Exchange, presented by Save Our Shotguns Apalachicola Inc. will be Saturday, April 14 at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St, Apalachicola. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m ., a session on Community Land Trusts to Promote Affordable Housing in Apalachicola,Ž will be conducted by Ashon Nesbitt, a lead technical advisor for the Florida Community Land Trust Institute, a program of the Florida Housing Coalition that supports the establishment and capacity-building of community land trusts. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m ., a session In the Cross-Heirs: How to Deal with Heirs PropertyŽ will be conducted by Ann Carpenter, a senior community and economic development adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Leslie Powell-Boudreaux, executive director of Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.; and Ed Grunewald, executive director of the North Florida Center for Equal Justice, Inc. Following lunch at any of Apalachicolas “ ne restaurants, the program resumes at from 12:45 to 2 p.m ., with a session The Path to a Zoning Solution,Ž led by John Travis Marshall, assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law; and Richard Dagenhart, emeritus professor of architecture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. From 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. a panel discussion The Hill and Its FutureŽ will be moderated by Mayor Van Johnson, and will feature panelists vonne Tolliver, Rose Grif“ n, Harold Banks, Willie Mary Daniels, Richard Dagenhart, and Creighton Brown.

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** free age-appropriate book to take home.The event was made possi-ble by contributions from Ace Hardware, Frank Cook, CVS, Dollar General, Duke Energy, Forgotten Coast Solutions, Hong Kong Bistro, Marks Insurance, Tresann Martin, Piggly Wiggly, Roberson & Associates, Georgeand Bella Rudo, Lori Switzer, and Tabernacle of Faith. Special thanks went to themany vol-unteers and the Orman House State Park.The scene in Eastpoint that afternoon was every bit as vibrant and cheerful, as hun-dreds of children and their parents attended the sheriff's annual Easter egg hunt, on the grounds adjacent to the offices on State Route 65.Kids could enjoy a bounce house, as they readied for the hunt. Volunteers helped dis-tribute the many prizes given away, and there were plenty of hot dogs and snacks to enjoy.Early Sunday morning, people on St. George Island, from the Methodist and Bap-tist churches, took part in a sunrise service on the beach. There was one in Eastpoint as well.From then on it was a day of celebration at all the churches, and later at home with family and friends. The Times | Thursday, April 5, 2018 A3The hunters are ready for Saturdays Easter egg hunt at the sheriffs of“ ce. [ LISA MUNSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] This little darling was all dressed in pink for the sherriffs Easter egg hunt. [ LISA MUNSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] City Commissioner Brenda Ash accompanied her niece, Karentynn Janelle Banks, to the Apalachicola Easter egg hunt. [ AUGUSTA WEST | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Sometimes you just have to rest and count your blessings. [ LISA MUNSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] EASTERFrom Page A1Raise high your bountiful basket! [ AUGUSTA WEST | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

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** A4 Thursday, April 5, 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 I was so broke I couldnt pay attention.ŽSouthern colloquialismInnovative communication devices are wonderful. Until they arent. While searching for a restaurant in Laguna Beach, California last summer, my husband and I pulled over in a parking lot and asked a lady if she knew the whereabouts of the eatery. She assured us that she had lived in Laguna her whole life and knew the town well. Then she pulled out her phone, punched at it for five minutes, and provided difficult, lengthy instructions. We said thanks and left. Ultimately, we drove about 100 yards, took one turn and went up a hill, and found the restaurant sitting in plain view of the parking lot. You could actually see the eating establishment from the very spot where we had inquired about its location. All that was required of our guide was for her to turn and gesture and say, There it is. Turn right and drive up the hill.Ž Its as if folks have forgotten how to point without assistance from a smartphone. So I was not surprised to read recently that college professors all over the country are banning laptops as notetaking devices. The digital age is fascinating, and theres no denying that technology has revolutionized many businesses, including my own. On a personal level, I love texting with relatives and friends. But I am not joined at the hip with my phone. Its disconcerting and rude when people cant converse, watch a movie or outdoor event or engage in a business discussion without staring at a tablet or screen. We need human linkups in addition to technical ones. Professors are weary of staring at the back of laptops in lieu of actually connecting visually with their classroom compatriots. The students hidden behind those screens may be focused on the lecture or they may be surfing the internet, but the teacher cant know without seeing those faces. Early returns are in from the students. Theyre complaining that taking notes by hand is tiring and that afterwards, sometimes they cant read their own writing. News flash: No one ever died from a hand cramp. Advice for the students with unreadable hieroglyphics instead of notes? Write more neatly. Develop your own shorthand. And organize your notes in outline form. They can serve as an effective study guide. Many students are recording their classes with cell phones instead of taking notes. What ever happened to paying attention? One thing that classes without laptops may inspire is actual interaction and discussion among and between students and teachers. Listening to my classmates express themselves was part of our college education. I cannot imagine a more isolating and boring experience than sitting silently in a group where every individual is hidden behind a small computer screen. 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 OUTLOOKClassroom laptops, notetaking and Laguna Beach Margaret McDowellA recent USA Today article by Christopher Elliott reported on the growing popularity of home-swapping among bargain conscious vacationers. The Smiths living on Floridas St. George Island opt to exchange houses for a couple of weeks with the Joneses, whose cottage is nestled in North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains. Both families enjoy a pleasant change of domicile, scenery, and cuisine (Apalach oysters vs. mountain stream trout), and they each save a ton of money, often thousands of dollars. Use of the family car is commonly included for folks flying to their vacation spots, and there are online services like LoveHomeSwap. com and HomeExchange. com to facilitate searches and transactions. As the articles author remarked, the tradition of home exchanges dates back to antiquity. Travelers in primitive times slept under the stars or in caves or whatever other shelter Mother Nature might afford. But by at least three millennia ago, an unwritten but sacrosanct law of hospitalityŽ had evolved. In accordance with this tradition a man must share his home with any stranger, whether rich man or beggar, who needed lodging, and the guest in turn should treat his benefactor with respect and gratitude. The tradition, called xenia by the ancient Greeks, was well-established by Homers time and a major theme in the Odyssey. On his 10-year return home from the Trojan War, Odysseus experienced the hospitality of a series of hosts, some of them gracious, others diabolical, like the enchantress Circe who transformed the heros comrades into pigs. Aeneas, the imperfect hero of Vergils Roman epic, is in the poems opening books the spectacularly ungracious guest of the Carthaginian queen Dido, first seducing, then abandoning her to despair and suicide. The Latin word hospes/ hospitis meant both hostŽ and guest,Ž and the Romans called the guest-host bond hospitium source of our words HOSPITality and HOSPITal, HOSPice, HOSTel and HOTel. As ancient Mediterranean culture advanced and long journeys, for business or pleasure, became more common, the idea of renting overnight lodging evolved and the concept of hotels was invented. Eventually there were inns ( hospitia or cauponae ) in towns throughout the Roman Empire, typically offering food (with hot bars called thermopolia ), drink, and stabling in addition to sleeping rooms. The amenities were not always as gracious as those offered by our Gibson Inn or the Coombs House, however. In a district of Pompeii where THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDSHosts, hotels, and home-swappingBy Tracee Toliver Special to the TimesEarly Education and Care, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start provide high quality services that encompass the whole family. Head Start is a federally funded pre-school program that offers comprehensive services and support to families who meet the Head Start requirements. We have 11 Head Start and Early Head Start schools in Bay and Franklin counties. In Franklin County, the Early Head Start centers are at 162 Avenue E, directed by Holly Paul, and at 350 Fred Meyer Street, directed by Sheila Chambers. Our program builds relationships with families from with child from birth to age 5. We help families work toward their goals and provide services that include mental health, health and nutrition, parental involvement opportunities, such as Family Fun Nights and Lap Sits, family literacy opportunities such as Read Across America with Dr. Seuss, monthly library field trips, social events, such as male involvement fishing with Dads, and Kid Fest. We also provide services for children with special needs, and for parents with educational opportunities to enhance their parenting skills, to help them reach their next growth milestones on an individual bases. Our schools are unique because of our specialized services. They ensure that all children have an opportunity to succeed in the public school system and life itself. We reinforce that by adhering to the No Child Left Behind Act. We provide services that encompass the whole family and open doors for their future. Recruitment efforts are always underway. Because we are federally funded, our budgets are limited. We are always seeking opportunities to raise extra funds to support our children and families. If you would like to contribute and help us build a better future for them, please feel free to send us donations. There are several ways you can donate, either with money, equipment, professional services, program supplies, space and your valuable time. You may contact any of our two area programs, at 653-2235 or 653-3224 to inquire about applications and services. Thank you for your continue support to our Head Start program Tracee Toliver is the site director of the Pana Villa location in Bay County.Head Start and the families we serveHot food bar (thermopolium) and wall fresco from the inn (caupona) of Lucius Vetutius Placidus, 1st cent. A.D., Pompeii, Italy [DANIELE FLORIO/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS] The inscription, translated, on the ” oor mosaic from the inn of Fortunatus in Ostia Antica, Italy, reads, Your host Fortunatus says, Because you are thirsty drink wine from the bowl.Ž [MARIE-LAN NGUYEN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS] R i c k L a F l e u r Rick LaFleurSee LAFLEUR, A5

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** The Times | Thursday, April 5, 2018 A5there were several hotels, restaurants ( tabernae our word TAVERNs), and brothels, a sign painted on one such establishment advertised simply lodging, a dining room with three couchesŽ (Romans reclined around a table to eat) and other undefined conveniences.Ž A guest at the citys Inn of the Mule-drivers scrawled this complaint, in verse no less, next to one of the buildings doorways: Weve wet the bed, I admit. Sorry, host but if you ask me why, there wasnt any chamber-pot!Ž The Augustan poet Horace detailed in one of his satires a journey he made in 38 B.C. from Rome to Brundisium in South Italy, and the nights spent along the way at inns where greedy innkeepers, buzzing mosquitos, noisy frogs, and smoky kitchens were among the many nuisances encountered. A character in Petronius Satyricon complained of the bedbugs infesting one disreputable hotel. Well-connected Roman travelers neednt rely on rentals, however, but frequently home-swapped at the sometimes luxurious residences of friends along their route; Horaces trip had included fine entertainment at an associates particularly well-stocked hilltop villa. Moderately wealthy Romans might own multiple houses, for vacationing in the mountains or on the coast or over-nighting en route, and would commonly open them to friends and family. The famous lawyer and senator Cicero had not only two splendid residences in Rome but also several villas and lodges ( deversoria ) situated throughout Italy which he routinely shared in this way. Cicero, in a particularly somber moment, once remarked upon a distinction between homes and hotels in his essay On Old AgeŽ ( De Senectute ), composed just a few years before his beheading at the hands of Marc Antonys henchmen. He had enjoyed a productive life, the elder statesman reflected, and, if given the chance, would never wish to go back and re-live it. Rather, Cicero mused, he would depart from life, not as though leaving behind a beloved home but as if checking out of an inn, for nature gives mortals only temporary lodging for a brief stay, and not any permanent abode. His younger countryman Horace had much the same reality in mind when he urged his readers, as I do mine, to carpe diem /harvest the day! Rick LaFleur is retired from 40 years of teaching Latin language and literature at the University of Georgia, which during his tenure came to have the largest Latin enrollment of all of the nations colleges and universities. His latest book is Ubi Fera Sunt, a lively, lovingly wrought translation into classical Latin of Maurice Sendaks classic, Where the Wild Things Are, ranked first on TIME magazines 2015 list of the top 100 childrens books of all time. Rick and wife Alice live part of the year in Apalachicola, under the careful watch of their French bulldog Ipsa. LAFLEURFrom Page A4The inn (caupona) of Fortunatus, 3rd century A.D., Ostia Antica, Italy[CAMELIA BOBAN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS] Editor's note: The following remarks were delivered by Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson at the March 24 Arbor Day celebration in Apalachicola.Welcome to the City of Apalachicola 2018 Arbor Day Celebration, an event made possible through the efforts of our volunteer Tree Committee, working together with Apalachicola City Commissioner Anita Grove. To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.Ž Truer words have never been spoken, and they were said by Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America and a fierce conservationist, whose term in the highest office of the land, included his efforts to conserve the national resources of this great nation. However, in 1872, 29 years before Roosevelt articulated those words, a small Nebraska pioneer town held the countrys first tree-centric celebration spearheaded by Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska newspaper editor. Morton knew back then that the young state of Nebraska needed trees to serve as windbreaks to help keep the soil in place, for fuel and building materials, and for shade from the hot Nebraska sun. Given his concerns, on Jan. 4, 1872, he proposed a holiday to plant trees on April 10 of that year. This was known as Arbor Day." Prizes were awarded to the counties, civic groups, and individuals who planted the most trees, which resulted in about one million trees being planted in Nebraska on that first Arbor Day as recorded in our nations history. Mortons efforts in Nebraska caught the eyes of President Grover Cleveland, which landed him a job in the Cleveland administration as our nations third U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. During his term as secretary, Morton is most noted for helping change the U.S. Department of Agriculture into a coordinated service to aid farmers, and he supported President Cleveland in setting up national forest reservations. Morton, whose son Joy, was the founder of the Morton Salt Company, knew back in 1872, the important role trees played in the stability, development and landscape of America. He knew back then, what it took the rest of the country until 1989 to realize. Because of Mortons efforts, all states in the U.S., now have an official Arbor Day. So, as we look back on historic, we see that both President Roosevelt, the fierce conservationist and Julius Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, had it right. Now in more recent years, researchers have concluded that when our hands come in contact with soil through the planting of trees, shrubbery or gardens, it triggers a natural production of happy chemicals in our brains that keep depression at bay.So, I encourage each of you, if not for the environment, then for mental stability, plant one or more trees this year. Thank you and have a Happy and Blessed Apalachicola Arbor Day.Help your brain, plant a tree V a n J o h n s o n Van Johnson

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** A6 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The TimesEditors note: The following story, and two Cards of Thanks,appeared in the Apalachicola Times 85 years ago, onSaturday, Feb. 18, 1933. The storywas brought to our attention by local historian Mark Curenton.He said thehouse was built in the late 1880s by A. T. Stearns,owner of the Cypress Lumber Mill. He lived in Boston, Mass., while his son, Frederick M. Stearns, the local manager of the mill, actually owned the house with his wife, Julia Stearns. They sold the house to the Cypress Lumber Company in 1903, and A. S. Mohr purchased it from the company in 1910. This house is located where Susan Clementsons house and Michael Shulers house are located.One of the landmarks of Apalachicola, the home of E. F. Johnstone, jr., known locally as the old A. T. Stearns house, was rendered practically a total loss by raging flames of undetermined origin Friday night after repeated attempts on the part of volunteer firefighters to stifle the conflagration proved futile. Both the house and the furniture were insured, it has been advised. The house was owned by A. S. Mohr, of Lakeland, Fla., who for a long period of years was a resident of this city. As members of the family had left the house for the evening, the fire had gotten a good start before neighbors discovered the house was burning around eight thirty oclock. Several steady streams of water were administered when firefighters arrived on the scene and approximately four hours of constant work was necessary to extinguish the blaze. Only minor casualties occurred. The kitchen and the rear compartment were the only sections of the house unscathed. Very little furniture was saved. CARD OF THANKS I wish to take this opportunity and medium of expressing to the Apalachicola Fire Department and all other private citizens my sincere appreciation for their untiring efforts and splendid cooperation at the time of our fire last Friday night. Yours very truly,E. F. JOHNSTONE, Jr.CARD OF THANKS Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Totman, Apalachicola, Fla. My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Totman: The members of the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department wish to express their appreciation to you for serving us hot coffee at your home during the recent fire of the A. T. Stearns home. Respectfully,H. D. MARKS, Fire Chief. CHASING SHADOWSThe Stearns House, in the 1890s [STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA] Old Stearns home destroyed by re

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** The Times | Thursday, April 5, 2018 A7The 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, and Franklin County Sheriffs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 26Christina Lynn Smith, 35, Apalachicola, failure to appear; no bond (FCSO)March 27Lake Ann McCullar, 60, Carrabelle, failure to appear; released on own recognizance (FCSO)Marcus Allen Maxwell, 28, Apalachicola, burglary of a dwelling or structure causing damage over $1,000; released on own recognizance (FCSO)Thomas Bailey, 47, Eastpoint, failure to appear; $1,000 bond (FCSO)Mark Draper Sebacher, 61, Tallahassee, DUI … first offense; $500 bond (FCSO)Drake Lamar Green, 23, Sopchoppy, DUI … first offense; $500 bond (FCSO)March 28Tiffany Sierra Hoagland, 30, Apalachicola, DUI with property damage; $500 bond (FCSO)Larry Joe Colson, 44, Eastpoint, violation of probation; no bond (FCSO)Tonya Charlene Seamon, 44, Carrabelle, domestic battery … second or subsequent offense, aggravated battery on a child; $5,000 bond (FCSO)Christian Lee Page, 20, Apalachicola, petit theft; $1,000 bond (FCSO)Travis R. Garcia, 46, Eastpoint, two counts violation of probation, resisting officer with violence, possession of a listed chemical, destroy-ing or tampering with physical evidence; no bond (FCSO)Kathleen K. Cadwallader, 63, St. George Island, DUI … second offense, reckless driving with damage to person or property; $2,500 bond (FCSO)March 29Willie G. Dasher, 39, Eastpoint, larceny … more than $300 and less than $5,000, resisting officer without violence; $2,000 bond (FCSO)March 30George Segree, 38, Eastpoint, domestic bat-tery; $500 bond (FCSO)Robert Lingg, 60, DeFuniak Springs, DUI with property damage, reckless driving … first offense, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia; $3,500 bond (APD)March 31Brandon Eugene Shiver, 28, Eastpoint, out-of-county warrant; no bond (FCSO)David Stephens Mulkey, 55, Carrabelle, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, $1,000 bond (FCSO)April 1James Daniel Adler, 58, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication; $500 bond (CPD)April 2Levi Bryan Stanley, 38, St. George Island, 38, violation of probation (FCSO)Brian E. Harris, 23, Eastpoint, violation of probation, felony viola-tion of probation; no bond (FCSO)ARREST REPORT By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894The Franklin County Jail will now have work crews, mainly to help pick up lit-tler along the roadways.Sheriff A.J. Smith said the crews began working Tuesday at the entrance to the bridges, under the supervision of Sgt. Ray Messer.Right now its just men,Ž said Smith, although he did not rule out the possibility that women could be part of future work crews.To participate, the inmates have to be serving county time, which means that they are incarcerated for less than one year.Well work them year round, said Smith. Theyll be doing clean up on the sides of the road, mostly beautification and clean up across the county.ŽHe said the additional cost includes paying for supervisory staff, and that will come out of his annual budget.Jail creates work crews for inmates[A.J. SMITH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES]

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** A8 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The Times SOCIETYSpecial to the TimesThe Carrabelle Artist Association (CAA) is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works at this springs Coastal Art Showcase, which will proudly display the work of award-winning artist Beth Appleton as guest artist.This colorful exhibition, highlighting the vibrant arts community in the Carrabelle and For-gotten Coast area, opens thisFriday, April 6 and will run for four weekends. Showcase gallery hours will be every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 28 at Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James Avenue (US Hwy 98), Carrabelle.New and original art-work by well-known local artists are presented along with the work of new emerging artists. This exhibition will welcome over a dozen artists like Joe Kotzman, Vernia Moore, and Pat Moore. Works may include oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, photography, sculpture, pottery and more. Many of these original works of art will be available for pur-chase. Visitors will be able to meet contributing art-ists and discuss the works on exhibit.Appleton, this seasons guest artist, developed an art form uniquely her own. For over 25 years, Appleton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,Ž writes David Harbaugh. Bridging the gap between art and science, she is collaborating with microscopists, 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. When mesmerized by the night sky, she carries us to a world we only thought we knew.ŽAppleton said she spent most of herchildhood "right in the middle of what my family calls Old Florida. Silver Springs was my playground; I practiced underwater ballet and dreamed one day I would become a Weekie Wachee mermaid. Today, while lost in art, I can still float in that memory.ŽThe CAA willhost a Meet the ArtistsŽ recep-tion in which Appleton, as well as contributing artists will be on hand to talk about their artwork, on Friday, April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. atRio Carrabelle. Guests will have an oppor-tunity to experience and share conversations about art in a warm, approach-able environment.Please visit www.facebook.com/Carrabel-leArtistAssociation or email us at carrabelleartist@gmail.com for more information on upcoming events and activities. Funding provided in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.Carrabelle artists showcase new worksBrittany Boothe, of Niceville, was recently accepted into the radiography program at Northwest Florida State College. She was among only 24 out of the more than 80 applicants to be accepted into this years class.Boothe is the grand-daughter of Gayle Smith, of Apalachic-ola, and Shirley Smith, of Niceville. She is the daughter of the late Melissa Smith, and the niece of Jean Crum, of Eastpoint.She would like to thank all of those who have supported her and making this accomplishment possible.Boothe accepted into radiography programThe Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, Apalachicolas Mardi Gras Krewe, is proud to have been able to donate the proceeds of their 2018 Mardi Gras event to the Franklin County Humane Society and to the Florida Wild Mammal Association. The donations, $6,400 for the humane society and $1,600 for theWild Mammal Asso-ciation, are double the donations made after last years parade. Pic-tured from left are Kathy Swaggerty, Caroline Ilardi, Torben Madson, Humane Society Director Karen Martin, Jeff Ilardi, Sarah Madson, and Gail PhillipsGone to the dogsHello Franklin County! Last date available for Free AARP Tax Aide is Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carrabelle Library. Registration is required. The Basics of Better Living program, with the topic Extreme Recipe Makeover, will be on Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrabelle branch, and on Friday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint branch. These programs are facilitated by the county extension office. Dont miss Aprils Garden program, when the topic will be Pick-A-Pepper: Production Protocols for the Perfect Capsicum Cultivar.Ž Programs will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrabelle branch on Tuesday, April 10, and at the Eastpoint branch on Tuesday, April 17. All garden programs are facilitated by Les Harrison, the Wakulla County extension director. The free Friday Movie Night at the Carrabelle Branch, April 20 at 6 p.m. will screen Wonder,Ž rated PG. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Franklin County Public Library and the Friends of the Library have been gifted a Little Free Library as a memorial for Diane Steinmann who was a winter resident of St. George Island and had a passion for the beach and reading. Her friends say her love of reading makes the free lending library a lasting memorial and a perfect addition to her use and support of the local library, and especially shares her joy of reading at the beach. Many Thanks go to the Doc Myers Island Pub on St. George Island which graciously provided a location for the lending library. When you visit them, tell them how you appreciate their support of the library and the community. Are you unfamiliar with the Little Free Library? It is also known as a lending library. The LFL belongs to everyone! Anyone may use it. Take a book, read a book! Share the book or return the book to the little library. Its an exchange program. You are welcome to leave a book at any Little Free Library. The mission is to inspire a love of reading and the joy become sharing that with others. 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.wildernesscoast. org/. Contact the Eastpoint branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 670-8151 and the Carrabelle branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 am. to 2 p.m. at 697-2366. See you at the Library!Island welcomes free lending libraryA detail from The Passage,Ž by Beth Appleton.[PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Images from the April exhibition at Rio Carrabelle [COURTESY PHOTO/MYSTIC KREWE OF SALTY BARKERS] [COURTESY PHOTO/FCPL] Boothe LIBRARY CORNER

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** The Times | Thursday, April 5, 2018 A9Don't put your Easter bonnet too far back in the closet, so you can wear it again on May 5 while sipping your mint juleps and watching the Kentucky Derby, and again on May 18 on Mothers Day. This afternoon we will enjoy a good hot lunch cheesy scalloped potatoes and ham, bacon-wrapped asparagus, hot rolls and dessert at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Our faithful volunteers will prepare, serve and clear. The line forms at noon. Be watching for ya! Friday nights you can get a huge hamburger with chips at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 from 4 to 7 p.m. Your $6 donation will be collected at the bar. And don't forget to take a chance or two on the pastry raffle. This Saturday evening April 7 you can dance the night away at Lanark Village Boat Club. The door opens at 7 p.m. and a DJ will be on hand Janie Schaffer did a good job honoring our fearless leader Dot Bless Pizza is the fare for Sunday at Camp Gordon Johnston Post 82 from 4 to 7 p.m. A slice to enjoy in the lounge requires a $1 donation. I bet you can't eat just one. Whole pizza is a $8 donation and pizza on wheels $10. .The ashtrays can be found on the screened-in porch from 4 to 7 p.m Thank you. Yes, we have new pastry raffles on Sunday. Be kind to one another check in on the sick and housebound and remember, ASAP also stands for Always Say A Prayer. Until next time, God bless our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.LANARK NEWSGo dancing Saturday night at boat clubPetter Bernard Bless, 93, born near Trommes, Norway, quietly sailed away from this earth on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. He grew up in Arctic Norway where he enjoyed snow skiing, boating and fishing during his youth. He served in the Norwegian Army during World War II. He was a translator, speaking eight languages and risked his own safety to escort American and English soldiers across Scandinavian countries, returning with Jewish immigrants fleeing to England for safety. After the military, he became a police officer, a chief of police, and a judge in Norway. In 1957, he immigrated to the U.S and became a citizen. He worked as a carpenter in Chicago, and was a proud member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local #1027 for 61 years. He was also a volunteer firefighter for Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Petter retired to Carrabelle where he loved going to the beach. He spent his summers in Nestor Falls, Canada fishing in the Lake of the Woods. He was an accomplished construction and finishing carpenter, and built several wooden seaworthy sailboats. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed sailing, and traveled extensively. He was of Lutheran faith. Petter moved to Paducah, Kentucky in 2011 and enjoyed his friends and activities at Jackson Oaks Retirement. He was a proud, independent old schoolŽ gentleman. He was known as a prankster, carried cartoons in his pockets to share, loved attending music concerts and was always searching for a Viking girl or Doris Day clone. Petter is survived by his sisters, Reidun Kleve, of California, and Anny Damgard, of Norway. He will be missed by his special friends and fishing buddies Emily Newman of Tavares, Ian and Keegan Joslyn, of Paducah, Kentucky, and his caregivers, Doug and Sandy Joslyn, of Paducah, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rickard and Marie Bless, and three brothers, Helge, Sigurd and Rangvald Bless. In memory of Petter, his request is that you show an act of kindness to someone, feed or adopt a stray cat, take time to learn something new, or take someone fishing. He was kind, polite, intelligent and funny. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date at Jackson Oaks Chapel. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www. milnerandorr.comOBITUARY PETTER BLESS By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894The First Baptist Church of Carrabelle joined with other area churches to mark Holy Week with a festive cel-ebration that brought to life the passion and promise of Jesus life, death and resurrection. The guided tour began on Palm Sunday with a reenactment of the Triumphal Entry Parade into Jerusalem. Following that, participants had a chance to witness scenes that included the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion on Gol-gotha. Younger children were given the option of enjoying a Veggie Tale Easter in the nursery during this part of the tour.After Golgotha, the tour took visitors to the Empty Tomb and the Resurrection story, ending on the beach with a lesson from disciples on becoming Fishers of Men.ŽThe tour celebrated the joy in the Easter story, with activities including a puppet show with Cookie Monster, a craft table, duck pond and frog flip games."Our prayer is for you to enjoy an afternoonlearning out Our Lord Jesus, and providing an opportunity for you to have a personal relationship with Jesus by accepting Him as your Savior," read the tour ticket. "Let us all shout for joy as we share in the real meaning of Easter."Carrabelle church o ers Holy Week toursWe wish to express our gratitude to all those who called, visited, sent flowers, and brought food during this very sad time. Special thanks to Franklin County Sheriff AJ Smith, Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes, their officers and staff, and the city of Apalachicola. Warren was a very special man who touched many lives. He will be missed by all. Sincerely,The Faircloth Family Annada, Jessica, Sandra, Carla, Dylan, and JakeCARD OF THANKSThe Faircloth FamilyBy Edward Michaels Special to the TimesLooking for art down each street or avenue Smelling fried fish or tacos and bar-b-que Fiercely consuming till happy hour concludes Smiling and laughing no place here for feuds Three nights booked at the new VRBO Fretting because rain follows the predicted new low Why must I return before I am sated? Cant really unwind seems Ive been baited Fishing in waves or sunning in wind Time does not wait nor does virtue sin The sun gives its warmth for an afternoon of hours Wisteria intoxicates when its vines produce flowers Climbing up the river sailing down the stairs Inhibitions fade now the winds waft my cares Fresh brewed beer from four-thirty to seven Spirits so high Im looking down now at heaven No seats will I find at my choice watering hole Perhaps I can order and stand by the pole Waiting for another ship passing through town Scarfing specials I cannot betray any frown Old friends are now late how could that be? Several eyes lust for my seats greedily they see The clock does not wait it ticks steadily forward Finally the door bursts open relief its my horde Two three pints with a plate of pure cholesterol Laughs steadily increase with each rising decibel The fine woman says home sir Ive had enough Quietly I follow so she wont be too tough Next year we will return same time same space Comfort expected from this faithful happy place We come to Apalach dreaming each year For retirement to come and the beer to be nearTHE POET'S VOICEReturning to Apalachicola The Empty Tomb and the Resurrection story were enacted in this portion of the tour. [ LISA MUNSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES PHOTOS] A puppet show with Cookie Monster was available for the younger children. The Last Supper was portrayed in one segment of the tour. Jim Welsh For more news go to apalachtimes.com

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** A10 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to timesoutdoors@starfl.comBy James HargroveSpecial to the TimesThe oyster bars, shell hash and sandy beaches of Franklin County provide habitat where several kinds of rare shorebirds build nests each year. With a stout red bill, red eye ring, and black and white coloration, the American oystercatcher is one of our most striking shorebirds.The Apalachicola area and eastern Panhandle host a significant portion of the states breeding popula-tion for these special birds. Lanark Reef is a designated site of Global Importance, in part, due to the breeding and wintering populations of these birds.Unfortunately for oystercatchers and other shorebirds, their nesting places are also frequented by beachcombers, fishermen and kayakers who arrive in March and April, just when the birds are attempting to build shal-low scrapes where they can lay eggs and incubate their young.A friend and I recently accompanied Bonnie Samuelsen, who is the shorebird project coordi-nator for Audubon Florida in the eastern Panhandle, to repair a posted nesting area on an oyster bar off St. George Island.From a birds perspec-tive, people are perceived threats and dogs appear as four-legged predators like coyotes, raccoons, and foxes,Ž she said. Oystercatchers are easily disturbed and flush off their nests. This leaves eggs and chicks vulnerable to weather conditions. such as hot Florida sun or windblown sand covering their eggs. It also leaves the eggs and chicks vulnerable to opportunistic predators like gulls, crows and ghost crabs.We find if we can educate the public and minimize human disturbances, we get chicks to fledge!Ž Samuelsen said.Audubon Florida partners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, The Nature Con-servancy, Florida Park System and others in a special working group to monitor the American oystercatcher and other rare shorebirds.It is estimated there are less than 400 breeding pair of this state-threatened species and that is one of the reasons that warning signs are being posted near nesting sites in Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park, on oyster bars, islands and the causeway left from the 1965 bridge to the island.American oystercatchers feed almost exclusively on bivalves, mollusks, crustaceans, worms and other marine invertebrates at low tide when the intertidal zone is most exposed. They spot bivalves that have opened their valves to feed and quickly nip the adduc-tor muscle, preventing the shell from closing and allowing the bird to feed on the soft parts inside. At river mouths, oystercatch-ers will feed on mussels, and will sometimes carry mussels to the shore and hammer them open with their stout red beaks. Unlike its landlubber cous-ins, oystercatcher feeding time is cued more by daily tidal rhythms than daylight rhythms.Loss of habitat, unknow-ing human disturbances, increases in overwash and predators attracted to human activity all con-tribute to the challenges shorebirds and seabirds are facing in their quest for survival. The best way to help their population recover is to stay far away from posted oyster bars and dune areas.Oystercatchers disturbance behaviors arent always obvious. Sometimes they slink away from their nests when humans are at some distance, sometimes display mock feeding, sleeping or brooding behavior, and sometimes call out a series of wheepsŽ in alarm. It is best to give birds and posted areas a wide berth. There are plenty of good places to fish and kayak around Apalachicola Bay.Volunteers are needed to help monitor nesting areas, and readers and naturalists can get involved in shorebird conservation by visiting Audubons Coastal Bird Stewardship web page fl.audubon.org/get-involved/coastal-bird-stewardship and the Florida Shorebird Alliance flshorebirdalliance.org/Oystercatchers need room to nestBy Jason GarwoodSpecial to the TimesThe Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) has been conducting a system-wide monitoring program to gather infor-mation about the seasonal and spatial distribution of juvenile fishes, shrimps and crabs in Apalachicola Bay.Since July 2000, 12 locations have been sam-pled throughout the bay to determine if seasonal temperature differences, changes in water quality and the different geography of various parts of the bay would shape the composition of those communities.As expected, the time of year and salinity were strong influencing fac-tors in what species were found, as well as the type of habitat present on the bay bottom. Winter and spring months bring large numbers of new youngof-the-year, and each species tends to settle into its preferred habitat types and locations by summer and fall.The seagrass habitats in the southern part of the bay support a greater number of unique species while carrying low numbers of each of those species when compared to the abundance in northern areas of the bay. However, the northern part of the bay, where salinity is lower, has been found to support fewer distinct species despite the sheer numbers of individuals. Large num-bers of commercially and recreationally impor-tant species, particularly blue crabs and shrimps, confirm that the northern, East Bay area of the system is important nursery habitat in Apala-chicola Bay.What this study achieves is the develop-ment of a baseline dataset, which has helped to deter-mine and monitor what factors influence the dis-tribution and community structure of juvenile fish, shrimps and crab species in Apalachicola Bay. Over time, as ANERR continues to sample the same sites in regular intervals, changes in the trends of species richness and abundance will give further clues about the conditions of the water and life in the bay.For more information and questions regarding ANERRs system-wide monitoring program, please contact Jason Gar-wood at Jason.Garwood@dep.state.fl.us.Seagrass nurseries support more diverse speciesResearchers count and measure specimens brought in from a trawl, before returning the specimens to the bay. [COURTESY PHOTO/ANERR] Give posted nesting areas a wide berth sign by Daisy Scout Troop #101 [BONNIE SAMUELSEN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] A banded adult oystercatcher resting on an oyster bar in eastern Panhandle [DR. JIM MOTT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] FISHING REPORTOk anglers it is here after a long wait, the Bluewater Outriggers annual tent sale. April 6th and 7th this Friday and Saturday. It is not to be missed if you've never attended before. So if your a visitor or a local come on out and share in the fun and the great buys you'll “ nd under the tent. There will be “ shing gear marked up to 70 percent off regular retail. Lots of close out and one of a kind so come early for the best selection. There will be plenty of action in the store as well with great bargains and lots of activities. Bring the whole family, there will be apparel and shoes on sale and to many items to mention. Refreshments will be available and there will be product vendors on hand with advise and sharing knowledge of their products. We look forward to seeing you this Friday and Saturday. Until next week Happy Fishing!

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** The Times | Thursday, April 5, 2018 A11 SPORTSBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894The Lady Seahawk softball team won three games last week and improved their overall record to 8-6, and 3-1 in Class 1A District 4.The week started with a Tuesday, March 27 trip to Class 5A Panama City Ruth-erford. Sophomore Jaylin Charles pitched a complete, seven-inning game as the Lady Seahawks defeated Rutherford 13-5.Junior Alexus Johnson continued a torrid hitting streak, going 5 for 5 on the night, including a double, triple, and five RBIs. Senior Madison Smith was almost perfect, going 4 for 5, while scoring four runs and also adding a double and two RBIs. Charles added three base hits, including a double and three RBIs on a night in which she only gave up one earned run pitching, with five strikeouts and two walks.Freshman Abby Johnson and junior Sophia Kirvin each had two hits, while junior Melanie Collins had one.On Thursday, March 29, Port St. Joe visited the Mikel Clark Sports Complex and was soundly trounced by the Lady Seahawks in a 10-1 rout.Eighth grader Sage Brannan dominated the Lady Sharks, while striking out 10, walking two and giving up only three base hits in a complete, seven-inning game.\Alexus Johnson hit her second homerun of the year and Collins had two base hits with two stolen bases. All with one hit each were senior Michaela Cassidy, eighth grader Brooklyn ONeal, and, banging out triples. were Smith, Charles and seventh grader Kylah Ross as the Lady Seahawks welcomed Port St. Joe back into District 4 after a two-year hiatus in which the Tiger Sharks competed in Class 1A District 2.On Friday, March 30, Maclay visited Eastpoint and accepted a 15-0 thrashing at the hands of the Lady Seahawks.Charles mastered the Marauders, pitching a mercy rule shortened, complete game, while giving up only one hit, with two strikeouts and no walks in four innings as she only had to face 13 batters.Smith was 3-3, as she ended the week going a blistering 8 for 10, while scoring nine runs. Cassidy was 2 for 2 with a triple and scored three runs. Collins was 2 for 3, while Kirvin, Alexus Johnson, and Charles all had a hit.We are hitting it better and our pitchers are really throwing well,Ž said Coach Collins. Our defense is step-ping it up, but we have to keep improving because we have some tough games coming up.ŽThis week, the team hosted district foe Liberty County on Tuesday, April 3, traveled to 6A Wakulla on Wednesday, April 4, before hosting Wewahitchka in a district game on Thursday, and trav-eling to Vernon on Friday for their third district contest of the week.Lady Seahawks win three in a rowBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894Anoutstanding pitching rotation for the Seahawks varsity baseball team have been keeping them in the thick of things, as they enter the second half of the season.Coach Kevin Coxs squad managed just two wins in March, against Wewa and Aucilla Christian, but the coach sees the team improving.On March 13 at home, the team fell 10-3 to Port St Joe, after it committed three errors in the second inning, to spot the Tiger Sharks five runs.Junior Micah McLeod took the loss, walking three and striking out three over three innings, while giving upseven runs, three of them earned, on five hits.Senior Dalyn Sheridan, struck out one and walked two in two innings of relief, giving up three unearned runs. Sophomore Javon Pride struck out one and walked one in one relief inning.We pitched better than the score would indicate,Ž said Cox. St. Joe swings the bats too good to give them extra outs.Ž Senior Chance White was 1 for 4 at the plate with an RBI.On March 16 at Vernon, the Hawks lost 3-2 after giving up a run in the bottom of the eighth.Junior Tonnor Segree took the loss in relief, striking out two and walking three, while giving up one earned run.We wasted an outstanding pitching performance Christopher Newell. He was dominant on the mound,Ž said Cox.The junior struck out seven and walked two over the first seven innings, giving up two runs, just one of them earned.We had a lapse defensively in the fourth inning where we gifted them a run and that is what really cost us,Ž said Cox. Also we squandered oppor-tunities to score three or four more runs that would have made those defensive plays irrelevant. Then we give up the last run on a catchers interference. Just a real tough game to lose after you feel you out-played them in every category except the one that counts,Ž he said. Toughest loss of the season for sure.ŽPride was 2 for-2 with a double and one run scored, and McLeod was 2 for 4 with a double.On March 20 at Wewahitchka, the boys got back on the winning track with a 9-1 victory.Segree got the win, striking out 10 and walking three over five innings, and giving up just one hit and one earned run. In two innings of relief, Pride struck out three and walked two, while giving up one hit.We were carried by our pitching, this time it was Tonnor Segree,Ž said Cox. Pride also came in as well and was solid the last two. We scored in every inning but the first which was a good sign.ŽJunior Ethan Riley was 2 for 5 with a pair of runs and one run batted in. Senior Chris-tian Amison was 1 for 4 with a double, and run batted in, and White was 1 for 2 with a pair of runs batted in.At home March 21, the Hawks were shut out 7-0 by Rickards, managing just one hit while committing five errors.McLeod took the loss, striking out five and walking three in five innings, while giving up four hits and four runs, two of them earned. Sheridan hurled two innings, during which he struck out three, walked four and gave up one hit and three runs.As good as we swung the bats the day before, we were shut down by Rickards today,Ž said Cox. Our pitch-ing was solid but when you dont score runs it does not matter. Thats a real good ball club over there in Rickards and easily the fastest in overall team speed we have seen. They ran the bases well and put pressure on us defen-sively and we didnt handle it well.They ran us in to five errors so we have to be prepared for it. Rickards also pitched very well and we had too many strikeouts,Ž said the coach.Riley went 1 for 4 with a double.On March 26 at Vernon, the Seahawks fell 6-2, with Newell taking the loss, walk-ing three and striking out three in six innings, while giving up three runs, one of them earned.Five days later playing the same team and it was a totally different game,Ž said Cox. We showed what we are capable of but we made two mistakes in the bottom of the sixth with two outs, and Rickards took advantage of it.Newell again pitched his heart out in the loss.,Ž said Cox. This game was tight from the get-go and we just needed one more hit to fall and the game would have been different.Also their centerfielder made a diving play on the last play with a runner in scoring position to end the game,Ž said the coach.Pride went 1 for 1 with one run and one stolen base, while Newell was 1 for 2, with a double and one run batted in, and Sheridan was 1 for 2, with a sacrifice and one stolen base.On March 27 at Aucilla Christian, the Seahawks won 3-1, behind a no-hitter by McLeod, who struck out five and walked one in six innings of work. Segree walked two and gave up Aucillas only hit, while allowing one earned run. Pride got the save, strik-ing out two and walking one in one inning on the mound.This game was all about the pitching,Ž said Cox. Micah McLeod pitched his best game of the year. I was not happy with the way we squandered some runs but we did come up with three two-out runs in the third inning and with the way Micah was pitching that was enough.The two big hits of the inning were Micahs two-run double and Christopher New-ells one-rbi single right after that,Ž said Cox.  The game got a little scary in the sev-enth when they loaded bases and no outs but Javon Pride came in a got us out of it.ŽMcLeod went 1 for 2, with a double and two runs batted in, while Newell was 1 for 3, with one run batted in; Segree 1 for 2, scoring one run and stealing a base; and Amison 1 for 2.Seahawks down Wewa, Aucilla in MarchEighth grader Sage Brannan struck out 10 versus Port St. Joe[ PHOTO COURTESY FCHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ] Meet county judge candidates Friday afternoonThe public is invited to a Meet and Greet this Friday afternoon, April 6 at the Franklin County Public Librarys Eastpoint branch, to give them a chance to meet the three candidates for county judge.All three candidates in the non-partisan election Bar-bara Sanders, Gordon Shuler and Rosanna Bronhard … have been invited to the event, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 160 Hickory Dip Rd.Come and get up close and personal with the candidates and ask your own questions,Ž said organizer Carol Barfield, chair of the Democratic Exec-utive Committee. This event is free and opened to all.Ž For more info, call Barfield at (850) 323-0625. St. George Island Paint Out opens SundayCome watch 15 artists from South Florida to Maine paint-ing en plein air on St. George Island beginning Sunday, April 8 for the debut of the St. George Island Paint-out. From Sikes Cut to the state park, St. George Islands pre-mier, juried Paint Out will feature half-or full-day artist workshops. No matter your skill level, there will be much to learn from these awardwinning artists even if you just want to watch.After their busy days of painting, come chat with the artists and enjoy complimen-tary appetizers and a cash bar at the meet and greets held at popular St. George Island res-taurants. And, dont miss the final reception and art show on Saturday, April 14 in the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. Everyone is invited but must rsvp since space is limited.Artists slated to take part are Natalia Andreeva, Olena Babak, Debra Brienen, Randy Brienen Catherine Hillis, Janyce Loughridge, Karen Margulis, Alison Menka, Ed Nickerson, Vernia Moore, Randy Pitts, Craig Reynolds, Kelly Rysavy, Joan Vienot and Lynn Wilson. Parents Night Wednesday at Eastpoint Fire HouseCareerSource Gulf Coast will host a special Parents Night this Wednesday, April 11 at the Eastpoint Fire House, 24 Sixth Street to help them learn more about scholarship opportunities,Parents and guardians of Franklin County High School seniors are invited to learn more about opportunities available through CareerSource.Through a special grant, training scholarships are available through CareerSource, and unlike a competitive process, seniors have to meet just a few eli-gibility requirements. These scholarships can cover the cost of tuition as well as the costs of books, supplies, test-ing, even travel to and from training.Bring the family and get a free hot meal as well.Please RSVP to Valentina Webb at 370-0116. If you cannot attend, contact Webb to schedule an appointment at a later time.NEWS BRIEFS

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** A12 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The Times 1. Who uses the red shield as its recognized symbol of service? United Way, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Peace Corps 2. Which alcoholic drink is obtained by mixing gin and vermouth? Screwdriver, Martini, Whiskey Sour, Tom Collins 3. Whats the maiden name of BlondieŽ Bumstead in the comic strip? Boopadoop, Bloom“ eld, Buttercup, Bogart 4. An ailurophile loves them, but what do ailurophobes hate? Monkeys, Cats, Children, Dogs 5. Which state has a cactus as its state flower? New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma 6. Katmandu is what countrys national capital? Tibet, Pakistan, Nepal, Laos ANSWERS: 1. Salvation Army, 2. Martini, 3. Boopadoop, 4. Cats, 5. Arizona, 6. Nepal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 FUN W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey f-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.April is with us, a sign that the school year is wind-ing down, full ofwonderful spring weather, the first hint of summer in the air. The Times welcomes readers to send us their best photo-graphs. Whether they capture 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.F-STOP FRANKLINSprings songThe Carrabelle River [ KARI LIBBY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] An osprey looking [ RICK HANBY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Baby heron at the cut [ BILL SCOWCROFT | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Once in a blue moon.... [ JO ELLEN PEARMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] An osprey nest built atop a bayside lift not far from Sikes Cut. [ JEFF WILKENS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Please send photographs to David Adlerstein at Dadlerstein@starfl.com. For more information, call 653-8894.

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** A14 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The TimesNo sooner had Pierce noted the portion of Knickerbockers report that noted the proposed action is not subject to the local government planning process,Ž that the commissioners expressed their displeasure.Commissioner Cheryl Sanders noted that when the initial 46 leases in Alligator Harbor were first approved more than a decade ago, county commissioners were given a say in the matter.What has changed in their (FDACS) mission?Ž she asked. They would not pro-ceed on aquaculture leases (before) until the board said they approved it.ŽSanders, who has long represented that portion of the county, also noted that Franklin County fishers got first preference during that initial period when the inno-vative farming concept was being introduced.These 41 leases need to be for 41 displaced oystermen,Ž she said. They (the state) needs to know we are requesting that we have that preference. We want it to spill over on the 41 (new leases). It needs to have Franklin County folks given first preference.ŽParrish indicated his big-gest concern, given the push by the state to expand oyster and clam farming, was that these new leases be fully used before they go looking at Apalachicola Bay.To me, before they ask for anything else in Apalachicola Bay, these leases need to be fully utilized, and people in Franklin County need to be given preference for this,Ž he said.Sanders said she liked the general idea, but had concerns on how it would be implemented, given the fact that there is limited dock space in Alligator Harbor, and access to Ochlocknee Bay also could pose problems.Im opposed to using any open waters until we see if this works,Ž she said. Let them know when this aquaculture lease program was first created, Franklin County folks got first preference and we need it extended to the other leases.ŽParrish said that with start-up costs running into tens of thousands of dollars, with no yield for at least the first year, he believed many local fish-ers would be hard-pressed to afford to go into business,The average oysterman doesnt have $60,000 to get started,Ž he said.If you dont (grant locals preference), the outsiders are going to get all the leases,Ž said Commissioner William Massey.Parrish did note that he was pleased that the state, rather than the county, would be responsible for granting the leases. Even so, he said if problems arose, they (the fishermen) are going to come down to this meeting and say the county allowed them to do it.I dont want every lease they do coming here for county approval,Ž he said.Commissioner Noah Lockley voiced his annoyance as well, and advocated the county ask that County Attorney Michael Shuler look into what legal options are available if the county moves to challenge the state on the new leases. That motion passed unanimously.That Knickerbocker man is going to do what he want to do anyway,Ž said Lockley.As it stands now, three members of the governors cabinet will have to approve the leases, at a vote which will take place sometime after the comment period ends April 26.One member of the cabinet, Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam, who is running for governor, drew especially pointed criticism from commissioners.Im just hoping that our future ag commissioner, that she will look at everything and look at the issues at hand,Ž said Sanders.That man (Putnam) aint been here in eight years,Ž said Lockley.Sanders said that during an appearance before an earlier meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held in Apalachicola, Putnam declined to make anappearance before the county commission. His predecessor, Charles Bronson, made sev-eral appearances before the county commission during his tenure in office, including a farewell visit at the comple-tion of his term.He (Putnam) wouldnt come and address us,Ž Sand-ers said. OYSTERFrom Page A1The blue portion represents the existing leases in Alligator Harbor, and the green is the proposed expansion. [ MAP COURTESY FDACS ] The new leases would be in Ockolocknee Bay, between Wakulla County, at top, and Franklin County. [ MAP COURTESY FDACS ]

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CLASSIFIEDSThe Times | Thursday, April 5, 2018 A15 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 NF-4529074HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED FOR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES IN CARRABELLEWeekends a Must Experience Preferred Must have own transportation Must be able to pass background check See Patty at Sandy Beach Properties. 314 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL 32322 NO PHONE CALLS Housekeeping Property InspectorsPart-Time seasonal positions available. Weekend work required. Personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance needed. Competitive wages. Come by Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc. located at 60 East Gulf Beach Drive to apply in person or email Quentin Allen to request an application be emailed to you. quentin@collinsvacationrentals.com Resort Vacation Properties of SGI Inc.Looking for dependable professional Independent Contractors/Housekeepers to perform departure cleans and deep cleans for vacation homes. Must have experience and references. Must carry liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance if required by Florida Law. Weekend work is required. Call 850 670 1266 or visit us in person at 25 Begonia Street, Eastpoint, FL RESORT VACATION PROPERTIES of SGI, Inc.is 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. 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 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com 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 19558T NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in FRANKLIN County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet -Governor Florida Cabinet -Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet -Attorney General Florida Cabinet -Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet -Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 7 Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 12 Tax Collector County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Pub: April 5, 12, 2018 19560T AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de FRANKLIN, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 7 Juez del Circuito, 2. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 y 12 Recaudador Fiscal Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 2 y 4 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Franklin: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 Pub: April 5, 12, 2018 19990T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2018 CP 0019 IN RE: ESTATE OF LINWARD ISHMAEL MORRIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Linward Ishmael Morris, deceased, whose date of death was August 11, 2017; is pending in the Circuit Court of Franklin County Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2018 CP 0019; the address of which is The Franklin County Court House, 33 Market Street, 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, who have claims or demands against the estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: April 5, 2018. Personal Representative: Kaye Harper Morris c/o Gatewood, Skipper & Rambo, P.C. P.O. Box 488 Americus, GA 31709 Attorney for Personal Representative: Daniel H. Cox P.O. Box CC Carrabelle, FL 32322 (850)697-5555 Email dhcox@gtcom .net FL Bar No: 146420 Pub: April 5, 12, 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 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 One Day Only Sale by LawFri & Sat (6 & 7 April) Warned by Port St. Joe Code Enforcement Officer that PSJ residents could only have one yard sale for one day per quarter by city ordinance. Received two certified letters stating that if I had a sale for two consecutive days, I would be taken to court and fined five hundred dollars and put in jail for six weeks for a violation. Have brought down and .putting out much more stuff including many antiques and furniture such as a .century old washstand, Ralph .Lauren king sleigh bed, Oscar de la Renta Chippendale chairs, Victorian couch/chair/settee, desks, mahogany corner cabinet, vanities, Murphy beds, Ethan Allen dining room, numerous tables and chairs, end and coffee tables, historical military items, lots of smaller stuff and much more – four .garages and a yard full. 8 to 5 EST. Friday will be a preview only day with the sale to be held on Saturday, 8-5. 1405 Constitution Dr. (Hwy 98), Port St. Joe. Rain or Shine. HELP WANTEDExperienced residential Plumbers and helpers needed. Port St Joe Area Top pay Good benefeits Call (850)227 1101 or (850)528 0907 House Keepers NeededExperienced and must have flexible schedule. Must be able to work Weekdays and Weekends. Please Apply in person at: Rancho Inn 240 Hwy 98 West Apalachicola, FL 32320 Reliable Clerkneeded at Castaway Liquors on SGI. Must be able to work nights, week-ends and holidays. Applications can be pick up at Castaway Liquors, 139-B, W. Gorrie Dr. SGI or call 927 2163 for more information. Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. Call for info 850-653-6103 Text FL97546 to 56654 Loft In Historic Southside HomeAprox. 1000sf Beautiful open space. Available 4/1. No pets. Furnished. $975 plus 1/2 electric bill. $975 security deposit. Water, cable included. 850-653-3838 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. 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. George Island$210/wk for extended stay, elec, satellite, 12’X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5800 Carrabell-Eastpointe 1BR Cottage, 700sf hardwood floors, free W/D, wifi, and gas range and fireplace, $550/mo, $135/ mo for utilities. Secluded, 1/2 mi. from beach. 1st & security. Pictures upon request. (954)816-7004 RV LOT RENTALEastpoint Florida Apalachicola Bay 50 amp hookup. $400/month, one month minimum. Deposit required. Call: 912-843-2603 1994 MotorhomeReady to Go Good condition, New parts, low mileage, low price of 4500. See at 152 wilderness road, or Call 850-670-4102 Motorhome, 2006 Fleetwood Flair. 32’, 2 slides, 55,500 miles, AC, Generator, Gas/Ele Fridge, Very good condition. $30,000. Motoerhome located in Carrabelle. Call 989-657-1025. These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains!

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** A16 Thursday, April 5, 2018 | The Timesto strengthen families and neighborhoods to provide the optimal environment for healthy child development.,Ž said Marsha Lindeman, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf Counties. We are proud to participate in the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to promote great childhoods.ŽThe Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the safe, happy and healthy childhoods that all children deserve. Each year, advocates and volunteers plant pinwheel gardens in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a national month dedicated to recogniz-ing the ways that people can get involved in the healthy development of children. The campaign has distributed more than four million pin-wheels nationwide since 2008.The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. PINWHEELSFrom Page A1According to Lauren Sche-none, the governors press secretary, Scott is now taking names for a possible appoint-ment, which would be in place at least until the August specialelection.This seat is open for appli-cation and anyone is welcome to apply,Ž said Schenone. For more information, visit www.flgov.com/appointmentsSo far, the four Democrats who have tossed their names in the ring are Barry Hand, who challenged Martin in the election two years ago; Fonda D. Davis, Sr. and Roderick L. Robinson, Jr., both of whom have announced plans to run in the upcoming August election; and LaTrina D. Lockley.The two Republicans interested in the gubernatorial appointment are Kristy Branch Banks and Luis Valenzuela-Lopez.While school board seats are non-partisan, there is no question Banks is the best-known to the governor among the sixapplicants,since she serves as secretary of the Republican Party of Florida.If Gov. Scott decides to make an appointment, that individual would be subject to election at the Aug. 28 pri-mary, with the victor filling the last two years of Martins term.As of Tuesday, March 20, the countys supervisor of elections office had 4,126 registered Democrats, 2,473 Republicans, and 1,088 others, either members of a smaller party or without party affiliation, for a total of 7,687 voters eligible to cast ballots in the next election, the Aug. 28 primary. The deadline for registering for that election is July 28. ELECTIONFrom Page A1 Health department employees are working to prevent child abuse. [ PHOTO COURTESY FDOH ]