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The Apalachicola times

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The Apalachicola times
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** Volume 132 Number 5 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ....................A4 Law Enforcement .........A8 Society .....................A10 Faith ........................A11 Outdoors ..................A12 Sports......................A13 A2Speakers shine at Tropicana contestA13Lady Seahawks have split week Thursday, April 12, 2018 Farmers Market this Saturday This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by the Apala-chicola Farmers Market for fresh regional produce, local seafood, delicious homemade breads and bakery items, local eggs and tupelo honey. Listen to live music as you sip your coffee and browse local arti-sans selling their jewelry, cypress bowls, and other fine art. Just follow the signs down Market Street to the Market under the Mill Pond Pavil-ion on the working harbor of beautiful Scipio Creek. SGI Paintout continuesCome watch 15 artists from South Florida to Maine painting en plein air on St. George Island this week for the debut of the St. George Island Paint-out.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 restaurants.On Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. come to Paddys Raw Bar, and see what Natalia Andreeva, Randy Pitts, and Lynn Wilson painted that day. On Friday, April 13 at 4 p.m. visit Doc Myers, and welcome artists Joan Vienot, Debra Brienen, and Randy Brienen to the final Meet and Greet.And, dont miss the final reception and art show from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. Everyone is invited but must rsvp since space is limited. For more info, visit www.sgipaintout.com/ Pearls hosts symposium SaturdayThe month-long Pearls Celebration continues this weekend with a Symposium and Ideas Exchange on Satur-day, April 14 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St. Presentations by experts on community land trusts, heirs property issues and zoning will be followed by a panel discussion on the future of the Hill moderated by Mayor Van Johnson.After the Symposium, therell be a Party Between 2 Shotguns on Ave L between 8th and 9th Streets from 6:30 to 9 p.m.On Sunday, April 15, join us for a Pearls InterFaith Service at St Paul AME Church on 6th St at Ave I. On Tuesday, April 17 at the Center for History, Culture and Art at 6 pm, Pearls presents The Shotgun Com-munity of North Port St Joe, including multi-generational oral histories.On Thursday, April 19, Charlie Sawyer offers a Walkabout Photography Workshop; meet at Holy Family Senior Center at 10 am.Visit saveourshotguns. org for our full schedule. All events are free.OUT TO SEE A TALE OF TWO FIRES, A5 @ApalachTimes facebook.com/Apalachitimes50 ¢ apalachtimes.com CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894Norm Saint Andrews and Jay Morton were in no hurry after setting sail from Key West on Easter weekend.The weather back home in their native Michigan usu-ally hovers around freezing this time of year, perhaps with some rain or light snow.But in early April in the Gulf of Mexico, life was good aboard the Stray Cat, a 34-foot Gemini catamaran sailboat Saint Andrews bought about a month earlier out of dry dock in Marathon.On their way up the penin-sula, the pair of 61-year-old sailors, longtime friends, stopped in Palmetto to visit Saint Andrews daughter and then overnighted at a marina in New Port Richey before setting course to Pensacola to rendezvous with Mortons son, and head through the Tenn-Tom waterway all the way up the Mississippi to Muskegon.As they arced westward, the Stray Cat relied a lot on the three-cylinder, 27-horsepower Westerrbeke Found at seaNorm Saint Andrews and Jay Morton were hoisted into the Coast Guard chopper off the deck of the cutter Barbara Mabritty. [COURTESY PHOTO/US COAST GUARD] Two Michigan men weather 27 hours clinging to capsized catamaran o St. George Island, before passing Coast Guard cutter plucks them from sea Sunday evening See SEA, A16By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894An audience of Viet-nam vets, their families and those who love and honor them, gathered Saturday morn-ing at the Armory for the countys marking of the newly instituted National Vietnam War Veterans Day.Scheduled for March 29, the event was held Saturday due to the Easter holiday.Following the presentation of colors by the Welcome homeVietnam vets are welcomed and pinned at Saturday ceremony at the ArmoryMajor John Haynes speaks at the Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony. [PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN/THE TIMES] Gary Patton, who made the frame from redwood and black cypress, holds up the 24-inch by 24-inch oil painting by Larry Boecker, left, who served as a medic in Vietnam. Boeckers work was bought at auction for $1,100 by Harry Arnold, right, who then donated it back to American Legion Post 106. See VETS, A18By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894If you ever have turned around on the causeway between Apalachicola and Eastpoint, its about to get a whole lot harder.A new cable barrier, stretching for one-andone-half miles is now under construction. It began March 5 and should be finished by June.In his report to county commissioners April 3, former county planner Alan Pierce said he has concerns but that the Florida Department of Transportation has said nothing can be changed.Pierce said the barrier is too close to the right of way, and 20 feet from the water, and he would like to see it moved closer to the water.Were going to have a guardrail 11 feet off the edge of the causeway,Ž he said. We didnt ask for it and we didnt want it.ŽCommissioner Cheryl Sanders said she too is con-cerned. Theyre be swinging their door open into the traffic,Ž she said.You aint gonna have no road,Ž said Commissioner William Massey.The reason the state is erecting the cable barrier is due to the provisions of Chloes Law, which was passed by the Florida Legis-lature in 2017.The law requires the state to erect such barriers on any New barrier to tighten up causewaySee CABLE, A6

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** A2 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The TimesBy David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894The power of language, and the ability to share it in a clear and compelling way, was on full display last month in the media center of Franklin County School as 10 students, in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, vied for the top prizes in the countys 4-H Tropi-cana Speech competition.The top students at the Franklin County and the Apalachicola Bay Charter schools, winnowed from the classroom competitions, each stepped up to the podium to deliver their three-minute speeches, relying only on note cards for assistance.The four judges Apalachicola Times Editor David Adlerstein, Jill Rourke, librarian of the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, and former FCHS math teacher Cathy Franklin and her hus-band John, both UF-IFAS master gardeners … each rated the young people on the composition of their speeches, based on their smooth, logical flow and effective use of words, as well as their presentation. That criteria assessed how well they bonded with the audience, how relaxed their delivery was, how well they articulated their words, and how measured their voices were throughout.Becca Willis, an active member of 4-H in Franklin County and herself a former contestant, served as emcee, welcoming the group.She was followed by an introduction by Erik Lovestrand, the UF/IFAS county extension director, who oversaw the program together with Michelle Huber, the program assistant.Superintendent Traci Moses then offered a word of encouragement to the students, who each was introduced by Willis.Then it was time for the young speakers to deliver, beginning with the six members of the fourth and fifth grade group. Each was smooth and polished, with some requiring a little boost to be able to see over the podium.From the ABC School, Kingston Williams spoke on Soccer,Ž while Sophia Strickland talked on the evils of Puppy MillsŽ and Avery Johnson addressed the issue of Bullying.ŽFrom Franklin County, Alexis Webb gave a humorous talk on Me, Myself and I,Ž while Estella Peralta was more serious with her words on the Importance of Washing Your Hands,Ž and Bradley Page was detailed in his remarks on Dinosaurs.ŽWhen all the votes were tallied afterwards, Webb emerged with the top prize, a full scholarship to Camp Timpoochee, the 4H summer camp. Together with Johnson, who was runner-up, Webb will represent the county at the District III Competition on Saturday, May 5 in Liberty County.Finishing closely behind, in third place was Peralta, with Page receiving an honorable mention.Among the four sixth grad-ers, Franklin Countys Jesse Whitted received an honor-able mention for his speech on Memes.Ž The ABC Schools Weston Taranto earned a third place for his recounting of the history and adven-tures of Spider-Man,Ž while Noelle Lindsay, also from the ABC School, received second place for a look at the life and times of Harriet Tubman.ŽEmerging with the top prize was Avery Pharr, from ABC, who offered a measured comparison from ancient Greece of the two peoples Athens and Sparta.Ž Shell receive a full scholarship to Camp Timpoochee, the 4-H summer camp, and together with Lindsey, will represent the county at the District III Competition.Whether on Sparta or Spider-Man, students speakAlexis Webb speaks on Me, Myself and IŽ [ KAYLE MEARS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] County Extension Director Erik Lovestrand with sixth-grade winner Avery Pharr, who spoke on Athens and Sparta.Ž [ KAYLE MEARS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Noelle Lindsey spoke on Harriet TubmanŽ [ KAYLE MEARS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]

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** A4 Thursday, April 12, 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 Helps seniors with transportationBy Jill Pease Special to the TimesWhen older adults stop driving, they may worry about losing their independence. Now, a University of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation Safe Mobility for Life team wants to help them find transportation options so they can get to medical appointments, go shopping, head out with friends, or travel wherever else they want to go. UF and FDOT have launched the website FindaRideFlorida. org, which features transportation options in all of Floridas 67 counties. We know that a lack of transportation can have a big impact on physical and mental health. We want people to continue to meet their daily needs, participate in their communities and do the things they enjoy,Ž said Sandra Winter, Ph.D., the UF teams project leader. She serves as associate director of the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation, or I-MAP, housed in the department of occupational therapy at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. Site users indicate their starting location and can select other search filters, including purpose of trip and special needs, such as wheelchair accommodations. Search results list the various transportation providers in t hat geographical area, along with details on cost, reservation requirements, service hours and contact information. Providers include traditional taxi companies, public transportation, nonprofits and ride-hailing services. Everyones mobility needs are unique, and by providing our aging population access to more transportation options, it will help older adults remain independent and connected to their communities,Ž said Gail M. Holley, FDOT Safe Mobility for Life program manager. The sites design features address the needs of users with low vision, and the site offers links to resources for screen readers that read the content aloud. While FindaRideFlorida.org was developed with older adults in mind, the site is open to users of any age. UF and FDOT first began offering an online transportation database in 2004. The newly launched FindaRideFlorida. org offers several technological upgrades over the previous database, including the use of geographic information system mapping to make the site more accurate and user-friendly. The GIS data captured by FindaRideFlorida.org could also inform state transportation policy, said Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., director of I-MAP and a professor and chair of the UF department of occupational therapy. Find a Ride data enables public transportation agencies and decision-makers to respond to transportation gaps more effectively, leading to better, more equitable public transportation service planning and delivery to benefit the most vulnerable populations in Florida,Ž she said. Ultimately, Classen said, the goal is that transportation options in Florida pass the ice cream test,Ž an idea proposed by Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys AgeLab. If an older adult desires to have an ice cream cone at 9 p.m. on, lets say, a Thursday evening, they should be able to obtain just that via user-friendly alternative transportation services,Ž Classen said. In addition to Winter and Classen, UFs FindaRideFlorida. org development team includes Ilir Bejleri, Ph.D., an associate professor of urban and regional planning in the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning who led the geographic information system mapping component; Jason Rogers, web and database developer, and Donna Schoenfelder, database assistant, both in the department of occupational therapy; Marni Fowler, a junior mapping developer at the College of Design, Construction and Planning; and senior developer Nathaniel Wingfield, formerly of the College of Design, Construction and Planning Jill Pease is the public relations director for the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. She can be reached at jpease@phhp.ufl.edu.UF, FDOT debut ride nder site Winter Theyre gonna put me in the poor house And throw away the key.ŽFrom Poor HouseŽ as performed by The T raveling WilburysLet's talk cars and securities and the prices you pay for both. The share price of stocks wont vary from brokerage to brokerage regardless of how many shares you buy. Similarly, there isn't going to be much of a variance in different dealerships on what you'll pay for a new vehicle. Factory rebates and special offers are often uniform. Bonds, however, are analogous to used cars. Depending on how large your purchase is and where you buy from, the price can vary significantly. Recently I came across a huge price difference for the same bond from different dealers that amounted to one buyer getting 1.5 percent more yield per year on a short-term bond than the buyer who paid the dearer dollar. With used cars, the price that you'll pay at various dealerships may also vary greatly, depending on inventory, trade-in, and other factors. Imagine that you step onto a used car lot and tell the dealer that you want to buy 20 cars today. Will you get a better price than if you purchase just one vehicle? Almost assuredly. This is essentially what investment advisors do for their clients that individual investors can rarely accomplish on their own. Advisors enjoy several advantages in bond purchases. First, they have professional access to the marketplace and deep bond dealer relationships. Advisors can price bonds with multiple brokers and procure the best pricing arrangement for their clients. Secondly, advisors can buy in bulk for clients, thus driving down the price that is paid for all the clients bonds. This is exactly what happened in the previously mentioned purchase. By purchasing the larger, cheaper lot of bonds for my clients, theyll earn 1.5 percent more in annual yield than an investor who had bought a fraction of the bonds for themselves. With bonds, buying in bulk matters. Lastly, a dvisors know the bond market. They study it every day. The quality of the debt; the amount of debt outstanding; whether a bond is callable and its call features and the ability to judge the likelihood of it being called; the fairness of the price being charged; all of these factors are considerations for a buyer. Again, let's talk cars. You walk into a dealership having never purchased a car. And you buy from a salesperson who sells cars every day. Which party enjoys the advantage? Same for those who buy bonds frequently and in bulk: that person enjoys an inherent advantage over the first-time or infrequent buyer. Bond buyers are normally at a decided disadvantage when purchasing only occasionally and just for themselves. Now what color did you want that car in? 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 OUTLOOKBuying bonds and cars in bulk Margaret McDowell For two months now, I have been staring intently at vehicle license plates. I unearthed a (to me) surprising item of interest about the site of this winters Florida vacation. I also learned something disturbing about reading those license plates. First, the fun stuff. Apalachicolas midtown grocery store is the delightfully named Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store. In its parking lot on our first day in Florida, I noticed vehicles with license plates from Wisconsin, Tennessee and Texas, in addition to the expected plates from Florida and nearby Georgia. I took out my iPhone, found its Notes template and typed in, FL, PA (ours), WI, TN, and TX.Ž As we drove around in the first two weeks of February, my wife and I spotted plates from 36 states and two Canadian provinces, Ontario and Quebec. I noted that aggregation in a letter in the Times. Snowbirds abounded. But „ 48 states license plates within two months? To this denizen of much less-visited Pennsylvania, Wow! That is the fun part of this story. Deciphering the plates states is the disturbing part. License plates once were specifically designed to make it easy to read them in case the vehicles were stolen or the drivers were doing something suspicious or overtly criminal. A decade or two ago, state governments discovered people would pay extra money to buy vanity plates touting their educational institutions, military service, favorite charities, etc. An astonishing 10 million vanity plates had been issued by 2007, according to a state-by-state survey. Governments get extra money, ranging from $10 in Virginia to $100 in Washington, D.C. As we expanded our list of license plate states, we saw plainJane plates and vanity plates galore. But on maybe one out of every five plates, we could not decipher the numbers and letters, or even the issuing state. That is the not-fun stuff. The March 7 edition of the Courier-Express newspaper in our region of Pennsylvania carried a story about whether a child had actually been abducted on March 5 by someone driving a white van. We have been chasing white vans all day,Ž said Officer Greg Gornati of Sandy Townships police department. How could ordinary citizens help? he was asked. Bingo. License plate information is the most helpful piece of information witnesses can obtain for police, he said. Good luck with that. After two months of our new hobby, staring intently at vehicle rear ends, I wouldnt put a lot of faith in my ability to see that information, then write it down or key it into a note-taking application on a smartphone so I could relay it to police. That freeŽ money idea has gone too far. Pennsylvania charges from $11 to well over $100 to stroke our egos with those plates „ and confuse us when we try to talk to police. Shouldnt we put public safety ahead of personal vanity or freeŽ money for states? A valedictory: Thank you, the readers of the Apalachicola Times for inviting us into your homes during our escape from snowbound Pennsylvania, and to Editor David Adlerstein for his gracious provision of newspaper space. Denny Bonavita is a former newspaper editor and publisher Email: denny2319@windstream.netTHE GOOD LIFE48 states, if you can read the plates D e n n y B o n a v i t a Denny Bonavita

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** The Times | Thursday, April 12, 2018 A5 CHASING SHADOWSI took especial interest in last weeks Chasing Shadows (See April 5 Times Old Stearns house destroyed by fireŽ) account of the fire which destroyed the old Stearns home in 1933. In 1903, a few days after Christmas, a daytime fire consumed the John W. Wakefield house on the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue C. My grandfather, John Wakefield, who inherited the home from his father, Dr. Francis B. Wakefield, was at work at the time. Rosalie Wakefield, his wife, was at home overseeing their five children when a chimney fire caught the wood roofing shakes. Firemen and other volunteers fought to no avail to save the house. The fire spread so swiftly that Grandmother feared she could not get down the stairs from the upstairs nursery, so she reluctantly tossed her infant daughter, my mother Grace, from a second-story window to the firemen on the ground. No one was injured, and many items, furniture included, were removed from the burning residence. Included was a heavy pie safe from the kitchen containing two freshly-baked pies. No one bothered to snitch a fresh pie, though the safe remained in the street for two days. Many years later I sold the old carpentermade cypress cabinet at my downtown antique shop, The Chesnut Tree. The new Wakefield house went up in 1905 on the same site, but facing Avenue C. That large Queen Annestyled structure became one of the fine homes of Apalachicola, but it also succumbed to fire in 1944, when again a roof fire quickly spread. The house was saved, but the roof was gone and the second floor widely damaged. My grandmother was encouraged to raze the house completely or convert it to a one-story structure, as repair building material were almost unavailable, due to wartime restrictions on materials. An aunt of mine, who had been U.S. Senator Spessard Hollands secretary, sought his help in getting the mostly unobtainable materials. With his help the house was restored but with a lowered roof line. The house has been on the annual Trinity Episcopal Church Tour of Homes several times and is presently owned by Tallahassee and Apalachicola architect, Warren A. Emo. Needless to say, Wakefield homes on that site had a hard time during the 20th century.Sincerely, Wesley W. ChesnutFires twice strike Wake eld homes LEFT: The newŽ Wake“ eld house, constructed in 1905, at Fifth Street and Avenue C. Notice palm tree. ABOVE: John W. Wake“ eld stands on the porch of the “ rst Wake“ eld house with his children, his daughter, Grace in his arms. The palm tree in front is still extant. [ PHOTOS COURTESY WESLEY CHESNUT ]

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** A6 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The Timesroad adjacent to water where a fatality occurred between July 2006 and July 2016.In the case of Franklin County, on Oct 29, 2007, 25-year-old Tione Rochelle was killed when she was traveling westbound on the causeway and ran off the road, struck a rock barrier and overturned, resting in about five feet of water.An exception in the law was made if engineers determined that adding a barrier would be less safe for travelers, but Ian Satter, an FDOT spokesman, said that did not apply. He said the cost of the bar-rier is $673,000, and the work is being done by Capital Asphalt, out of Tallahassee.We have to comply with state law,Ž he said. CABLEFrom Page A1The black pavement shows where the new cable will be placed. [DAVID ADLERSTEIN/THE TIMES] Were going to have a guardrail 11 feet o the edge of the causeway. We didnt ask for it and we didnt want it.ŽAlan Pierce, former county planner By Ada Long Special to the TimesOver 30 community members attended a meet-ing with judicial candidates Barbara Sanders and Jay Gordon Shuler hosted by the Franklin County Demo-cratic Executive Committee at the Eastpoint Library on Friday, April 6.Judicial candidates run for office with no party affiliation, so this was a nonpartisan event.Sanders and Shuler briefly introduced themselves, providing an overview of their extensive backgrounds in Franklin County as well as their legal credentials and careers. They then answered questions from the audience for more than an hour.The candidates have much in common, including law degrees from FSU, back-ground in state and federal courts, and experience in a wide range of criminal, family, and real estate law. Both believe that they have a special responsibility to the local community along with their commitment to impar-tiality in judicial matters.In response to questions, both candidates expressed concerns about the drug crisis in the county and advocated a child and family court system in Franklin County with adequate resources.The conversation between the candidates and the audience was informa-tive and congenial, a model of civil engagement.The Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee has so far planned two further meet-ings with local candidates: May 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apalachicola Library, and June 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.,at the Carrabelle Library. The public is cordially invited. Ada Long issecretaryof the Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee. Judge candidates share meet-and-greetCounty judge candidates Barbara Sanders and Gordon Shuler appeared at Fridays meet-and-greet in Eastpoint. [COURTESY PHOTO/ADA LONG]

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** The Times | Thursday, April 12, 2018 A7 Special to the TimesA crowd of over 100 members and supporters of Apalachicola River-keeper packed the Robert Lindsley Gallery on Saturday,for the organi-zations annual meeting featuring guest speaker, geologist Harley Means.Means, assistant state geologist at the Florida Geological Survey, spoke on key features of the Apalachicola River region, including barrier islands, steephead ravines and Alum Bluff, located near Bristol. Alum Bluff is Floridas largest exposed geologic feature, towering 125 feet over the Apalachicola River.Dan Tonsmeire also addressed the group expressing appreciation for the overwhelming as well as an unfathomable privilegeŽ of serving as Apalachicola Riverkeeper from 2004 until recently. Presently in a consulting role, Tonsmeire is retiring this spring. Before introducing Georgia Ackerman, his succes-sor, Tonsmeire included words of special thanks to many, including Dave and TŽ McLain of Eastpoint who were in attendance.Board members Charley Kienzle and Katie McCormick congratulated Tonsmeire on his upcoming retirement while presenting him with a gift from the board of directors, a Yeti cooler packed with cash from the guests and survival food and beverages for Dans future sailing trip to Iceland.Ž Ackerman was hired in Dec. 2017 as Tonsmeires successor. Ackerman, a former board member and long-time volunteer, also thanked members for their support while sharing organizational highlights of the past year, including the Apalachicola River Project. The multidisciplinary partnership with Florida State University resulted in recreational field trips and a film project with 125 undergraduates participating. A documentary will be released later this year.Both Tonsmeire and Ackerman emphasized the ongoing need for the protection and recovery of the Apalachicola River and Bay, stressingthe system remains one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America and one of the most ecologically productive estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere. Declining freshwater flow, controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers, has contributed to the threats facing the river and bay system.Additionally, Ackerman acknowledged volunteers who in the last year contributed over $30,000 in services supporting Apalachicola Riverkeepers essential collaborative research, outreach, education and advocacy efforts.Ž Local musicians Chris Matechik and Roy Ogles provided live music during the catered dinner and silent auction.Apalachicola Riverkeeper was founded in 1998. For more information visit www.apalachicolariverkeeper.orgAPALACHICOLA RIVERKEEPERLEFT: Apalachicola Riverkeeper board member Katie McCormick presents a gift to Dan Tonsmeire, Riverkeeper emeritus, who remains on contract with the group, working with incoming Riverkeeper Georgia Ackerman. RIGHT: Geologist Guy HarleyŽ Means presents to the members of Apalachicola Riverkeeper during their annual meeting. [ KIM SASH | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Roy Ogles, left, and Chris Matechik provided music for Apalachicola Riverkeepers annual meeting. [ KIM SASH | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Tonsmeire honored at annual meeting

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** A8 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The TimesAbout 20 runners from the sheriffs office and from the Florida Department of Corrections took part Friday in the Franklin County leg of the annual torch run, as they carried the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics Florida.Officers from the Apalachicola Police Department escorted the group through Apalachicola as they went from the Apalachicola Bay Charter School to the end of Battery Park near the bridge. The run resumed in Carrabelle, where it ran from the Moorings Marina at the foot of the Carrabelle bridge to the courthouse annex east of Carrabelle, escorted by the Carrabelle police.Joining the run was Lt. Marc Tochterman from the Bay County Sheriffs Office, the regional director of the run, which was organized locally by Wayne Nash. A total of 300 agencies will help carry the torch through 66 Florida counties to the opening day May 19 of the state summer games, which are in Orlando at ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium in Disney World. Publix Super Markets serve as the premier sponsor of the Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run.Keepers of the Special Olympics spiritThe Torch Run moves through Riverfront Park in Apalachicola. [DAVID ADLERSTEIN PHOTOS | THE TIMES] The following report is pro-vided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. Arrests listed were made by officers from the Carrabelle Police Department, and Franklin County Sheriffs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 3Bobby Joe Duncan, 44, Apalachicola, felony violation of probation; released on own recognizance (FCSO)Justin Eugene McCalpin, 29, Apalachicola, trespass-ing … failing to leave property on order of owner, trespassing on property, resisting an officer without violence, possession of methamphetamine, burglary of an occupied structure, two counts of violation of conditional release; no bond (FCSO)Edward Vincent Keil, 25, Eastpoint, felony violation of probation; no bond (FCSO)John Adam Faircloth, 40, homeless, Carrabelle, failure to appear; $500 bond (CPD) April 4Javieon Antonio Winfield, 24, Apalachicola, out-of-county warrant; no bond (FCSO)Russell Wayne Cooper, 46, homeless, Eastpoint, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling; $20,000 bond (FCSO) Angela Zannette Polous, 32, Eastpoint, larceny over $300 and less than $5,000, burglary of an unoccupied structure, violation of con-ditional release; no bond (FCSO)Brenda Danielle Anderson, 33, homeless, Carrabelle, trespassing in occupied structure or conveyance, disorderly intoxication; $1,500 bond (FCSO) April 5Stanton Emery Jones, 25, Apalachicola, knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; $250 bond (FCSO)Joseph Brandon Stevens, 31, Eastpoint,l burglary of an occupied dwelling, violation of conditional release; no bond (FCSO)Amber Nicole Vinson, 30, Eastpoint, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, destroying or tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia; $5,500 bond (FCSO).ARREST REPORTDuring the week of March 16-22, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-mission Officers Kossey and Travis, while on patrol in Eastpoint,conducted a resource inspection and found the subject to be in possession of 71 percent undersized oys-ters. The officers issued the subject the appropriate cita-tions and returned the oysters to the water alive.FWC REPORT Carrabelle of“ cer aids choking manThe Carrabelle Police Departmentis spotlighting the actions of Officer Chris Granger, for saving a life.On April 4, Granger observed a man who was chocking inside a local restaurant. Heswiftly went into action to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the man, identified as Freddie Stewart. He was able to dislodge a piece of meat from the mans windpipe, likely saving his life.Officer Granger is an immense asset to our department and continues to selflessly serve the community of Carrabelle and its citizens,Ž said Chief Gary Hunnings, Thank you Officer Granger for your heroism.Ž FDLE updates sex offender registryThe Flordia Department of Law Enforcement last week unveiled Floridas updated Sex Offender Registry, improving ease of use for citizens and making the webpage mobile friendly.The new look makes it easier for citizens to search for offenders by name, living in neighborhoods, and on college campuses. Reporters and citizens can also access Florida sex offender laws, safety tips and other state registries. The link to the newly designed registry ishttps://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender.LAW BRIEFS

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** The Times | Thursday, April 12, 2018 A9Come watch 15 artists from South Florida to Maine painting en plein air on St. George Island this week,all part of the debut of the St. George Island Paint-out.From Sikes Cut to the state park, St. George Islands premier, juried Paint Out feature half-or full-day artist workshops. No matter your skill level, there will be much to learn from these award-winning artists even if you just want to watch.After their busy days of painting, come chat with the artists and enjoy complimentary appetiz-ers and a cash bar at the meet and greets held at popular St. George Island restaurants. 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 Mar-gulis, Alison Menka, Ed Nickerson, Vernia Moore, Randy Pitts, Craig Reyn-olds, Kelly Rysavy, Joan Vienot and Lynn Wilson.St. George Island Paint Out runs through Saturday

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** A10 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The Times SOCIETYThe morning rain Saturday put a damper on the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerces annual Art Walk, but it didnt douse it completely. John Solomon said that while 22 artists were slated to take part, about half of themstuck around until about 2 p.m., when the skies cleared. Everybody that stuck around did well and the ones who did the wine walk had a good time,Ž he said. The rain put a damper on the attendance. But the town wasfull and thats what we do it for.Ž Nine wine stations around town, where walkers could savor different vintages, were scattered around town, and that probably helped keep the mood light as well.Drizzle doesnt deter Art WalkHello Franklin County!The library will be offering computer classes this month at the Carrabelle branch. Two different classes per week and the schedule will be Monday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Window 10 Introduction; and on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m., Windows Organization and Backup. The following week classes will be Microsoft Excel … Intro and Formulas. Classes are led by Pam Tullous, a Microsoft cer-tified trainer and office expert. No registration necessary; all classes free and open to the public.The Carrabelle Book Social will be Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; come share what you are reading and find new titles and authors to add to your reading list. The Eastpoint branch Writers Forum group will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. Come meet, greet, and share your latest works and network with other writers. All book clubs are free and open to the public. The Basics of Better Living pro-gram will be held Friday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint branch, when the topic will be Extreme Recipe Make-over. These programs are facilitated by Samantha Kennedy with the county extension office.Dont miss the Aprils Garden program, when the topic is Pick-APepper: Production Protocols for the Perfect Capsicum Cultivar. If you missed the first program in Carrabelle, the next opportunity will be at the Eastpoint Branch on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. All garden programs are facilitated by Les Har-rison, the Wakulla County extension director.Free Friday Movie Night at the Carrabelle Branch, April 20 at 6 p.m. will feature Wonder, rated PG. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult.Weekly childrens STEAM programs available at the Eastpoint Branch, Mondays at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5…7 and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. for ages 8…14. Enjoy a fun and interactive program each week.Mobile Mammogram Bus is coming to Carrabelle on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bus will be set up in the parking lot at the Car-rabelle Library. The event is sponsored by the Franklin County Public Library, the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Health Department, and Tech-Care X-Ray, LLC. Vouchers will be provided to women between the ages of 50 … 64, of low income with no health insurance. Those with health coverage may use that insurance to take advan-tage of the convenient location. No appoint-ment necessary.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!LIBRARY CORNERLike to write? Join the Writers Forum groupSpecial to the TimesDowntown Books will again be hosting a signing by Rick LaFleur of the wildlyŽ popular Ubi Fera Sunt,Ž his translation into classical Latin of Maurice Sendaks perennial bestseller, Where the Wild Things Are.Ž The signing will be at Downtown Books this Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.Sendaks original has been ranked #1 on Time magazines list of the top 100 childrens books of all time. LaFleurs sprightly and lovingly wrought trans-lation is a delightful read for anyone who knows even just a bit of Latin, or would like to, and for youngsters who may be encouraged to learn something about the language of ancient Rome, boost their English vocab-ulary, and have fun while theyre doing it.Setting the English and Latin versions side-by-side and moving back and forth between the two presents a wonderful opportunity for learning a lot about both languages and their inti-mate connections.About two-thirds of Eng-lish comes from Latin, as even the new translations title suggests: UBI, meaning whereŽ gives us UBIquitous, for something found everywhere; and FERA, meaning Žwild thingsŽ is source of FERocity and FERal, like the not-soFERocious cats who stroll our Apalach avenues and alleys.Numerous resources for the book are available free online, including a YouTube video of LaFleurs lively reading at a recent signing. LaFleur is retired as emeritus professor of Classics from the University of Georgia, which during his tenure, including 21 years as department head, came to have the larg-est Latin program of all U.S. colleges and universities. He has written the monthly column The Secret Lives of WordsŽ for the Apalachicola Times since 2014 and lives in Apalach much of the year with wife Alice Tipton LaFleur and their courageous French bulldog Ipsa (whose name is Latin for Herself,Ž which she most certainly is).Author to sign Wild Things SaturdayHappy Heavenly 79th Birthday on April 8, Uncle Sonny.The oranges and tan-gerines I eat, I eat off the trees you planted.The pecans I eat, I eat off of the tree you planted.The tools I use are the tools you left behind.Every one of your nieces and nephews you bought milk and diapers for.Although you were one of 12, you left an indelible mark upon us all.Even though you are no longer physically here with us, you are yet alive in all of us.Thank you Clarence Uncle Sonny BoyŽ Rochelle, affectionately known as The Roach.ŽYou taught me so much.Carol BarfieldBIRTHDAYHappy birthday, Uncle SonnyHappy Heavenly 77th Birthday on April 13, MommaYou are one of a kind.ŽPearlie Mae Rochelle, affectionately known as PrettyŽ Loving you always,Carol BarfieldBIRTHDAYHappy birthday, Momma David Fowler, from Panama City, spent the day selling his “ ve volume series Niles Florida,Ž which traces early Florida history based on the work of a popular national newspaper at the time. He also was on hand to sell jewelry created by his wife, Nicole. [DAVID ADLERSTEIN/THE TIMES] Dalton Teat holds up a copy of Ubi Fera Sunt,Ž with the translations author, Rick LaFleur. [SPECIAL TO THE TIMES]

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** The Times | Thursday, April 12, 2018 A11Hope to see you at the lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. We will be in for a good hot lunch country fried steak with white gravy, black-eyed peas, collard greens, biscuits and dessert prepared by our faithful volunteers. We will no doubt see you, and the growling stomachs will line up at noon. Come on over to Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post #82 and enjoy a huge hamburger with chips on Friday, why dontcha? Orders taken from 4 to 7 p.m. For orders on the go, call 697-9998 to order your meal on wheels. Your donation of $6 will be collected at the bar and while youre there you may as well take a chance or two on the pastry raffle. Tickets are just $2 and it will get you on the spin list. Good luck! Then on Sunday, its back to Camp Gordon LANARK NEWSJoin us for monthly covered dish Sunday Jim Welsh Catherine Evelyn Stiner, 89, of Carrabelle, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at her home. Catherine CatŽ Stiner was born May 24, 1928 in Carrabelle, the daughter of Buck and Alma Millender. She attended Carrabelle High School until the 10th grade, when she married Robert S. Stiner, who was from Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, and was in the Army stationed at Camp Gordon Johnston. The couple married in Carrabelle on Feb. 1, 1946, and thenmoved to Tennessee to start a family. In 1958, she and her husband, and four children, moved back to Carrabelle. For 18 years, the Stiners leased Mocks Oyster House on U.S. 98, across from the old CHS. In Sept. 1978, they opened Stiners Oyster House on Ninth Street in Carrabelle. In Nov 1978, Robert Stiner passed way, and his widow continued to operate their oyster house for the next 30-plus years. A devoted Christian, she was an active member of the First Assembly of God church in Carrabelle. She loved playing Scrabble with her daughter. Catherine is survived by son Ronnie Stiner (Ruthann), of Sharps Chapel, Tennessee; daughter Nancy Hidalgo, of Carrabelle, and Linda Roddenberry (Warren), of Carrabelle; brothers and sisters Glady Jacobe, Pete Campbell (Charles), Clyde Millender (Marion), and Jesse Millender (Mayme), all of Carrabelle. Catherine is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 26 greatgrandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Cat was predeceased by her husband Bob; son Bobby; and siblings Frankie Smith and Ruby Thompson. Services to celebrate her life were Friday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God in Carrabelle. Pastor Ron Barks officiated. Following the service, three doves were released, the first two representing her husband and son, and the last representing her as she caught up with them. A private burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery. The family is respectfully requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the First Assembly of God, 307 West Third Street, Carrabelle, FL 32322 in Catherine Stiner's memory. David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements. Dont think of her as gone away, Her journeys just begun Life holds so many facets, This earth is only one.Think of her as living In the hearts of those she touched; For nothing loved is ever lost And she was loved so much.OBITUARY CATHERINE STINER Retired U.S. Army Col. Harry Archer Buzzett, of St. George Island, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Tampa at the age of 94. Harry Buzzett was born on Dec. 29, 1923, to the late William D. and Regina Gannon Buzzett in Apalachicola. He graduated from the U. S. Military Academy on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field artillery. During his 30-year Army career, he fought in World War II (along with four of his brothers), Korea, and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous military honors, including the Bronze Star (Two Oak Leaf clusters and Valor), the Army Air Medal (10 oak leaf clusters and Valor), and the French Lgion d'Honneur. In 1950, he married Catherine Austin, of Apalachicola, and was a devoted husband and father to their six children. After Harrys retirement from the Army, the family lived in Andover, Massachusetts. Harry and Cathy ultimately built their dream house on St. George Island in 1985, a place of many happy family gatherings. Harry was a devout Catholic and active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in both Apalachicola and Tampa, where he lived for seven years. He is survived by his children Ellen E. Mackay and husband, Steve, of Andover, Massachusetts; William A. Buzzett and wife, Kelly, of Grayton Beach; Lisa M. Tanjuatco and husband, Ferdie, of Atlanta, Georgia; Cecilia A. Lovett, of Tampa; and Joseph G. Buzzett and wife, Jennifer, of Tampa; 10 grandchildren, Tricia, Daniel, Ryan, Austin, Wells, Trey, Gabrielle, Jacqueline, Jordan, and Alexandra; two greatgrandchildren: Makayla and Teagan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Catherine; son, Michael A. Buzzett; five brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Apalachicola with Father Roger Latosynski officiating, with interment to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Kelley Funeral Home. 149 Avenue H, Apalachicola. Since the time that he was a 17-year-old West Point cadet learning to lead troops into battle, Harry Buzzett lived by the tenets of the USMA Alma Mater: Duty, Honor, Country. Let Duty be well performed, Honor be e'er untarn'd, Country be ever armed." Now that his work is done, it may be said Well done. Be thou at peace.Ž In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32328.OBITUARY COL. HARRY ARCHER BUZZETT, U.S. ARMY, RETIRED Irmgard IrmaŽ Switzer, age 72, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at home. Born in Mainz, Germany, July 16, 1945, Irmgard was the daughter of the late Herman and Rosa Elizabeth (Lehman) Stenner. Irmgard was custodian for Bay Medical Hospital in Panama City, and was also the owner of a lawn service in Apalachicola. She was of the Catholic faith. Irmgard was a devoted grandmother, who never met a stranger. She never hesitated to help others. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Kurt Stenner, Rudolph Stenner, Adolph Stenner, and Fritz Stenner. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Switzer, Sr., of Altha; son, Joseph, Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Rosa Elizabeth Rowland and husband, Chet, of Apalachicola, and Anna Maria McClain and husband Timmy, of Blountstown; seven grandchildren, Lyndsey Switzer Peterson and Nicholas and Ryan Switzer; Robert Switzer and Jackie Rowland Smith; and Natosha McClain Greene and Brian McClain; and six great-grandchildren, R. J. and Landon, Switzer and Khayden Smith, Emma and Molly Greene; and Cole McClain; two brothers, Karl Stenner and Hans Stenner, of Syracuse, New York; and four sisters, Helga Lebette, Hilda Leinhart, Doris Visco, and Wanda Glielmi, all of Syracuse, New York. Memorialization was by cremation. Adams Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements. You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.OBITUARY IRMA SWITZER Jimmie Lee Rochelle, of Apalachicola,passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 3 at Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City at the age of 77. Heretired from the U.S. Air Forceafter 20-plus years of service. He later retired from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Homegoing services will be Friday, April 13 at 1 p.m. at Kelleys Funeral Home, 149 Avenue H, in Apalachicola. Officiating will be Pastor Alma Pugh. The repast will be held at the Battery Park CommunityCenter following the service. He was preceded in death by mother, Jessie Mae Rochelle Mitchell, and father Mr. Belcher;one son, Jimmie Lee Rochelle, Jr.; and brother Gerald Mitchell He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lee Rochelle, of Apalachicola; two daughters, Ms. Sharon (Nathan) Rochelle, of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Monnique Rochelle Resendez, of Moreno Valley, California; three granddaughters, Aja Vandenandel, of Oregon, Ali Vandenandel, of Oregon, and Kristina Rochelle, of Virginia; three grandsons, Anthony, Alexzon and Jonathan Resendez, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Donate, Kyera and Roland, all of Oregon; two brothers George Mitchell (wife Lorraine), Maryland, and Wallace Mitchell, Apalachicola; two sisters Charlie Mae (James) Richards, Apalachicola, and Sherry Lee (husband Allen) Ricketts, Tallahassee; devoted aunt Irestine Bouie and uncle Henry (Cap) Rochelle; close friendof family Mrs. Jeanette Peterson; and numerous nieces and nephews. We, the family and friends of Jimmie Lee Rochelle, will miss him dearly. We thank Our Father God for allowing us to know such a gentle and compassionate soul.OBITUARY JIMMIE LEE ROCHELLE MORE NEWS AND INFORMATION AT APALACHTIMES.COM See WELSH, A14

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** A12 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to timesoutdoors@starfl.com April fishing is really starting to heat up with the warmer weather and finally the wind laying down some. Mackerel along the beaches and buoys has really turned on and the larger fish are showing up. Continue to slow troll your Mackerel rigs and also use these along the sea walls for you anglers fishing from shore. Cobia will start to show along the beaches as well so keep you a Cobia rod ready and rigged for sight fishing. Keep an eye out as your trolling for Mackerel for Cobia out around the outer sand bar. Redfish are starting to move back in the St. Joe Bay and should be fished around the bridge (Canal) and the deeper holes, live bait is best but they will take a well fished soft bait like D.O.A or Salt-water Assassin in paddle tail. Lastly lets talk about Pompano, they are here and will continue to grow in numbers as the water heats up. They are running as a rule between the sand bars and will show up in deeper holes in the bay as well. Fish with standard Pomp jigs in pink, yellow or orange. Also the Fishbites Sand Flea flavor is a great bait for Pompano's. Keep your reports coming to us and sends your pics as well. Until next week, Happy Fishing !Did you know the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers late spring and summer hog hunts on several wildlife management areas across the state? And you dont even need a hunting license to participate in these great opportunities. Wild hogs, also called wild pigs, wild boars and feral pigs, are not native to Florida but were introduced over 500 years ago by Spanish explorers. They can be found in all of Florida's 67 counties within a wide variety of habitats, but prefer oak-cabbage palm hammocks, freshwater marshes, sloughs and pine flatwoods. Wild hogs are not protected by law as a game species but are the second most popular large animal hunted in Florida (second only to the white-tailed deer). Wild hogs can weigh more than 150 pounds and be 5-6 feet long. They eat plants and animals, and feed by rooting with their broad snouts, which can damage native habitats and ground cover vegetation. Its easy to spot where hogs have been because they often leave areas looking like plowed fields. Because of their destructive nature and prolific breeding, and because hunters want more hog hunting opportunities, the FWC, along with help from other public land managers, have been establishing more hog hunts over the past few years. This spring and summer, there will be numerous hog hunts (mostly on weekends) on several WMAs … two of which kick off this month, with the majority of these hunts starting in May. Some offer still hunting for hogs during daylight hours, others are nighttime hog-dog hunts … and half of them offer both. Most of the areas are walk-in and dont require a quota permit. All that is needed to hunt hogs on the following areas during these listed spring and summer dates is a $26.50 management area permit, which can be purchased in Florida at county tax collectors offices and at most retail outlets that sell hunting/fishing supplies, and with a credit card by calling 888-HUNTFLORIDA (486-8356) or at GoOutdoorsFlorida. com. But before you go, be sure to go online at MyFWC.com/W MAbrochures and check out the areas regulations brochure to find out all the specific details on the hunt, including access, allowable methods of take, hunting hours, rules on camping and more. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see ya in the woods!OUTTA THE WOODSGo hog wild this spring Tony YoungApalachicola WMA Bradwell Unit (Liberty County) Dog May 4-6 and Still May 18-20 Dog June 1-3 and Still June 15-17 Dog July 13-15 and Still July 20-22 Dog Aug. 3-5 and Still Aug. 17-19 Dog Sept. 7-9 and Still Sept. 21-23 Apalachicola River WEA (Franklin and Gulf counties) Dog and still hunting May 18-20 June 15-17 July 20-22 Aug. 17-19 Sept. 21-23 Beaverdam Creek WMA (Liberty County) Dog and still hunting May 11-13 June 8-10 July 13-15 Aug. 10-12 Sept. 14-16 Ochlockonee River WMA (Leon County) Still hunting only May 4-6 June 1-3 July 6-8 Aug. 3-5 Sept. 7-9 Box-R WMA (Franklin and Gulf counties) The following is one of two additional WMAs that require a wild hog quota permit to hunt hogs during these listed spring and summer three-day weekends. These permits can be applied for online atGoOutdoorsFlorida.com Dog hunting only May 11-13 June 8-10 July 13-15 Aug. 10-12 Sept. 14-16 This wild hog was photographed at one of the game camera sites at Big Cypress National Preserve in May 2014. They occur in all of Floridas 67 counties within a wide variety of habitats, but prefer oak-cabbage palm hammocks, freshwater marshes and sloughs and pine ” atwoods. [ MYFWC | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Addison Carr, 6, from Asheville, North Carolina, landed this redfish with her Pop-Pop, Kent Goodwin of Carrabelle, while fishing off the dock east of Lanark Village in St. James. After the catch, the fish swam away.Little girl, big red[ BONNIE GOODWIN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]

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** The Times | Thursday, April 12, 2018 A13 SPORTSVolunteer to help “ sh and wildlifeDuring Florida Volunteer Month in April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its many volunteers who contribute time and energy to help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing.Last year, more than 5,000 volunteers assisted FWC staff with 85 projects around the state.We value our volunteers. The positive power of vol-unteers strengthens our efforts to conserve Floridas fish and wildife resources,Ž said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton. If you want to combine being in Floridas beautiful outdoors with volun-teering, we encourage you to get involved as an FWC volunteer.Ž Here are some projects that FWC volunteers are assist-ing with: € Collecting data to increase knowledge of Floridas imperiled species.€ Instructing youth, residents and visitors on how to become responsible out-door recreators. € Rescuing marine mammals. € Monitoring and restoring oyster reef habitat. € Constructing, installing and monitoring nest boxes for south-eastern American kestrels and wood ducks. € Helping construct and maintain a gravity-fed irrigation system for plants used in scrub habitat restoration. € Helping improve visitors experiences at many of the FWCs wildlife management areas. € Helping organize scientific data.Go to MyFWC. com/Get Involved, to see FWC volunteer opportunities avail-able statewide and by region.Additionally, volunteers can sign-up for projects on the MyFWC.com/Cal-endar, where a wide range of volunteer opportunities are advertised.OUTDOOR BRIEFS SEE MORE NEWS & SPORTS ONLINE AT WWW. APALACH TIMES.COM Each week the Apalachicola Times presents Seahawk Artistry, a feature showcasing the creative endeavors of art students in the Seahawk Arts program at Franklin County School in Eastpoint.This week we showcase Anna Spurlock, a third grade student, with her work of art titled A Vase of Orange Flowers.Ž After close obser-vation of an arrangement of orange amaryllis flowers and viewing a picture of Vincent Van Goghs The Sunflow-ers,Ž students were given the creative challenge of painting their own verison of flowers in a vase.Anna used tempera paints in creating her 5 x 7 painting. Annas favorite thing to do is art. I like to work with paints,Ž she said. I like the bright colors of paints.Ž SEAHAWK ARTISTRYAnna SpurlockSpecial to the TimesWith a larger field than the Ladies have had for years the Ladies Club Championship was held this past week with two perfect weather golfing days at St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. New and old players competed for this years bragging rights.The Club Champion for 2018 will be Penelope Evanoff, of Eastpoint. She was won the title for the past three years, and was challenged this year, but pulled it off again. The Low Net Champion is Natalie Dolan, a new club member this year. The 2018 Putting Cham-pion is Ethel Bardsley, of Eastpoint.Lady golfers in the A division who took home tournament prizes were Susan Galloway, from Apalachicola, who had the longest drive both days of the tournament and really put the balls down the fairway. Closest to the flag on the par 3s was Pat Hard-man on Monday and Bardsley on Tuesday.In the B and C divi-sion the golfers who took the honors and bragging rights were Lissa Dulaney and Charlotte Maddox for longest drives. Closest to the flag on the Par 3s were Barb McQuinn and Darla Koepke.Dulaney also took the honor of being the Most Honest Golfer,Ž having the most fun during the tournament.The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Ladies Golf Association plays Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. If you are a lady golfer, come on out and join us. Call the club and let them know you are interested and we will get back to you, or just come on out on Thursday morning.St. Joe Bay Golf Club ladies crown champsBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl.com 850-653-8894The Lady Seahawks split four games on the week and their current record stands at 10-8.On Tuesday, Apriul 10 at home against district foe Liberty County, the team defeated the Bull-dogs by a score of 10-2.Eighth grade pitcher Sage Brannan picked up her fourth win of the season, giving up two runs two hits, with one strikeout.Senior Madison Smith led all hitters, going 4-4 and scoring three runs. Juniors Melanie Collins and Alexus Johnson had two hits each, as did freshman Abby Johnson, who hit her first homerun, a two run shot, over the left center field wall.On Wednesday, the team travelled to Wakulla and lost 9-4 to the Class 6A War Eagles.Brannan took the loss, throwing four innings, giving up seven runs, four of which were earned, with seven hits and no walks. Juniors Sophia Kirvin and Alexus Johnson had two hits each.On Thursday the Lady Seahawks hosted Wewa and fell 11-0. Sophomore Jaylin Charles took the loss, giving up six runs, three of which were earned, on eight hits, with two strikeouts and one walk. Alexus Johnson and Smith had one hit each.On Friday, the girls ended a long week by trav-eling to Vernon for a third district game and defeated the Lady Yellowjackets 10-0.Charles threw a complete game, striking out five and giving up only one hit.Senior Michaela Cassidy, eighth grader Ariel Andrews, and seventh grader Kylah Ross all had two hits each as the game was shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.We had kind of an up and down week,Ž said Coach Scott Collins. We have two more weeks of regular season play, so we really need to get focused to make a run at the playoffs.Ž Lady Seahawks have up and down week Freshman Abby Johnson trots around the bases after belting her “ rst career homerun.[COURTESY PHOTO/FCHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT] Tourney winners were, from left: Natalie Dolan, Penelope Evanoff and Ethel Bardsley.[COURTESY PHOTO/ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB]

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** A14 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The TimesJohnston Post 82 from 4 to 7 p.m. for pizza. No smoking F riday or Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Thank you. Huffin and puffin is done on the screened-in porch. If you like to holler Bingo! with your friends and neighbors, take a hop, skip and a jump over to the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. 201 Avenue F, and enjoy it every Monday evening. Early bird is called at 6 p.m. and regular at 7 p.m. Snacks are available along with soft drinks. On Wednesday night, its bingo at Chillas Hall at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and soft drinks also available. Raise your hand if youre sure. Got a call from Casey Spencer. She was one of our big bingo family. She wanted to check in and see how I was doing and wish me Happy Easter. Casey also came to our Wednesday night Bingo when she was here. Coming attractions; Our mont hly covered dish at Chillas Hall will be Sunday, April 15, so when you get home from church, grab your favorite recipe, and your main squeeze, and come on over and have a great afternoon. On Saturday, April 21, we will gather at the Lanark Village Boat Club for a good full breakfast. The door will open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. You may choose from pancakes or French toad, bacon or sausage, eggs your way, grits, juice and coffee. Yum you! A donation of $5 will be collected at the door. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and house bound and remember April showers bring May flowers, and Mayflowers bring pilgrims. Until next time, God bless our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. WELSHFrom Page A11 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.com 1. Who was called the First Lady of the World Ž in tribute to her human rights achievements? Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy 2. Of these, whose official painted color is deluxe international orange Ž ? Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Golden Gate Bridge 3. Reportedly, actor Tom Cruise attended how many different schools while growing up? 5, 10, 15, 20 4. Whos the burro sidekick of cartoon sheriff, Quick Draw McGraw? Deputy Dawg, Boo Boo, Baba Looey, El Dorado 5. Whats the Awedis Zildjian company most famous for? Microphones, Cymbals, Guitars, Sheet music 6. How many Oscars did Alfred Hitchcock win for Best DirectorŽ? 0, 4, 7, 10 ANSWERS: 1. Eleanor Roosevelt, 2. Golden Gate Bridge, 3. 15, 4. Baba Looey, 5. Cymbals, 6. 0TRIVIA FUN W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson CaseyBrown headed cowbird with mourning doves [ ROD GASCHE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Pelican ” ying along the Apalachicola River near Battery Park [ CARL MCCASKEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] An island dog chills on the beach of St. George Island [ JAMES HARGORVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Dwarf cypress in Tates Hell [ RICK HANBY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] A harrier on St. George Island[ BILL SCOWCROFT | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] 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 the school year is winding down, full of some rainy spring weather, the “ rst hint of summer in the air. The Times welcomes readers to send us their best photographs. 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. Please send photographs to David Adlerstein at Dadlerstein@starfl.com. For more information, call 653-8894.F-STOP FRANKLINWind and rain

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** A16 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The Timesdiesel engine to move along in the calm air. A lot of it was motoring,Ž said Morton. We never really had a good day of wind.ŽOn Saturday afternoon, Morton penned his last log entry at 4 p.m. when the skies began to get cloudy.We were moving along at 5 or 6 knots when we heard the Coast Guard call-in theres going to be squalls,Ž said Saint Andrews.Figuring they had time before encountering the rough weather around Destin, the men decided to head the Stray Cat due north to the Intercoastal, into safer waters just off the Panhandle coast.We could see in front of us that it was turning dark, and we were going to try to run to that point and wait,Ž said Morton.Morton got behind the steering wheel to turn the boat into the wind, and lighten the wind on the main sail so Saint Andrews could reef it down. He said the winds were out of the east, at 10-15 knots, when they quickly gusted to twice that fast. It whipped that cat like it was a toy,Ž Morton said. It took about three seconds to turn that cat over and put us in the water.ŽSaint Andrews figured it took a little longer than that, but not much. It hit us so quick we didnt know it was there. It was just a 15-20 second thing and it had us done.The wind pinned the main sail right to the mast. We were hit that quick with a wind shear and it spun us 180 degrees and 20 knots,Ž he said. We were just flying. We went over a five-foot wave and the bow was headed under the water.I hollered back its going over, said Saint Andrews, who remains in Largo Medi-cal Center for treatment of his feet, swollen to twice the size by the ordeal.The win, the boat, would not respond. The wind shear had us.ŽWhere Morton was in the stern, he watched as the down right front of the cat dug into the next wave and it turned us.So as the boats turning, I get that sick feeling in my stomach,Ž he said. So I hold tight on the wheel so I get comfortably upside down. I know I have air above me where I am.Ž Lashed to a mast, deep underwaterAt the other end of the watercraft, the situation was about to change for the even worse. Both men had on auto-matic life jackets, something that Saint Andrews, whos owned a marina for 38 years on Lake Michigan, and has boated for evenlonger, insists on.Thats the only kind Ill buy to put on the boat. All my passengers, I put autos on them,Ž he said. Thats one of my rules. Everybody wears a life vest and when you leave the cockpit, you always put a jack line. Thats a safety line so you can always get yourself back to the boat.ŽThe safety lines life-saving embrace quickly turned into a stranglehold, as Saint Andrews found himself 40 feet under water, still lashed to the mast.I had a hard time getting out of them cables. I went under the water and got all tangled up in the wires,Ž he said. That would have prob-ably done me in, I was still tangled in all the stays and wires, all the cables. I had to get rid of that line.ŽSaint Andrews managed, but it took a good three minutes.I refused to die under water. Whatever it took to get out of there, I was coming out.ŽMorton had more time to compose himself before being dumped in the water. He pocketed a multi-tool, and after the flip he took a moment to plot his escape.I wanted to wait until it settled. I didnt want to get beat up on the way out,Ž he said. It had enough light. I took a couple deep breaths as I submerged and started to go out the back of the boat. I had a few ropes, tending lines, that tried to tangle me and I kicked them violently to get out.I came up to the surface and worked my way to the back of the boat. The seas were still really violent, the boat was bounding around really bad,Ž Morton said.He cut a piece of loose line and tied the bumper of the dinghy hanging upside down to a life preserver.Saint Andrews had pulled himself far enough out from the boat to get his head above water, and grab hold in the front.At that point I could see Norm hanging on the front, to a daggerboard hole ,at which point I knew hed made it.Im ok, are you?Ž Morton asked.He said Im good, but I dont know how long I can hang on,Ž he said. I yelled at him Im coming.ŽMorton tied his friend to the floating bumpers, and then lashed him to the back of the dinghy.I told him we got to get away to the back of the boat. This boat is going to beat us up if we dont get a little way out,Ž he said.Once Morton, who was wearing a pair of deck shoes, climbed up on the bottom of the hull, he was able to help his friend up as well, and the first big chunk of their ordeal was over.He helped me out,Ž said Saint Andrews. I was about spent right out.ŽBecause he was barefoot, the barnacles on the hull ravaged Saint Andrews feet, which is a key reason he remains in the hospital.My feet are still infected. I cant move them yet but were getting there.Theyre still swelled up twice as big as they normally are,Ž he said Tuesday from his hospital room. Im still cold and shaky but Im happy to be here. At least Im above ground.ŽThe next order of business was to secure something the men could cling to on the rounded hull, and Morton was able to use a belt to secure a three-fo0ot long, two-foot wide daggerboard that served as a post they could hang onto.Now it was a matter of waiting, and hoping. One punctured dinghy, no food or waterTheir dinghy had been punctured by the diesel prop so that option was out of the question. Saint Andrews knew not to leave the boat, for any reason, so even when they drew within a mile of the island, so close they could see cars moving, they stayed put.Never leave the boat,Ž he said, drawing on knowledge gathered over the years from all sorts of emergency train-ing. If you get washed away from the boat you cant get back.Stay with the boat. It is floating,Ž he said. Always stay with the vessel.ŽMorton, who has worked as a diver back home, and Saint Andrews, who went down to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with some of the boats from Norms Sports and Marine, in Twin Lake, Michigan, knew they could go without water for several more days.We seen some boats out there, we thought we had one person,Ž said Saint Andrews, who would wave his bright yellow life vest in the air, hoping to catch someones attention.Every boat we saw we would wave them around,Ž he said. I knew I could go three days without water for sure.I thought I could die here or I could live. I refused to let SEAFrom Page A1 See SEA, A18The Stray Cat. [COURTESY PHOTO/HILLARY SOUZA]

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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 Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely. 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 20078 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: Restoring Apalachicola’s Historic Squares located at 159 Avenue B, in the County of Franklin, in the City of Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2018. Diane K. Brewer Pub: April 12, 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 19802T NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: GULF SHORE BLVD. RELOCATION Project is located along Bald Point Road on Alligator Point in Franklin County, Florida and consists of approximately 950 LF of new road construction and includes tree removal, earthwork (stormwater ponds and roadway), base, asphalt and stormwater piping. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Dewberry Engineers Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to DEWBERRY ENGINEERS INC. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. All bidders shall be FDOT qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Constructions, latest edition in the following work classes: Grading, Drainage, Flexible Paving, and Hot Plant mix-Bituminous Course. Completion date for this project will be 45 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $750.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for “Gulf Shore Blvd. Relocation” Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. eastern time, on April 30 2018, at the Franklin County Clerk’s Office, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-2317, and will be opened and read aloud on May 1 2018 at the County Commission meeting at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Dina Bautista at (850) 571-1175. Pub: March 22, April 12, 2018 20066T 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: Apalachicola Inn located at 240 Hwy 98 West, in the County of Franklin, in the City of Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 2nd day of April, 2018. Kus-Amba, Inc. Pub: April 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 20108T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018 CP 20 IN RE: ESTATE OF AVIS B. WOODRUFF, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the Florida estate of Avis B. Woodruff (Decedent), deceased, whose date of death was August 9, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 12, 2018. Ancillary Personal Representative: Victoria Dayton Woodruff Conrad 7435 Stonykirk Close Atlanta, Georgia 30350 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: Shannon M. Weiler, Florida Bar No. 105369 Rayboun Mathews, PLLC 105 West Fifth Avenue Tallahassee, Florida 32303 Phone: (850) 681-9303 Fax: (850) 681-2998 shannon@mathewslaw firm.com m2@mathewslawfirm.com Pub: April 12, 19, 2018 20104T REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource Gulf Coast announces the availability of Request for Proposal: CareerSource Gulf Coast Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Services for Out-ofSchool Youth Ages 16-24. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from organizations interested in becoming service providers for the delivery of workforce services in Bay County for Out-ofSchool Youth Ages 16-24. CareerSource Gulf Coast is seeking proposals from organizations capable of providing exceptional service and with the capability to manage complex federal and state programs with multiple funding streams and performance requirements. Proposals are due May 11, 2018. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: CareerSource Gulf Coast 5230 West US Hwy 98 Panama City, FL 32401 850-913-3285 1-800-311-3685 ext.3285 dstapleton@r4career sourcegc.com Minority Businesses are encouraged to apply. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is an equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Pub: April 12, 2018 20152T Request for Qualifications CareerSource Gulf Coast is seeking qualifications from independent Certified Public Accountants to provide audit services in accordance with Government Auditing Standards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, with options to renew. Interested parties should request an RFQ package via email: dblair@r4career sourcegc.com or download it from our website: http://career sourcegc.com/Newsroom RF P s Notices.aspx Responses are due by 4:00 pm CST, May 14, 2018. 20158T NOTICE OF FAIR HOUSING “WORKSHOP” The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a brief fair housing “workshop” session during the April 17, 2018 Board meeting that begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission meeting room of the courthouse annex located at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The topics will include an introduction to federal and state fair housing laws, the local fair housing ordinance, enforcement and assistance. Questions regarding these meetings should be directed to Mark Curenton, County Planner, telephone (850)653-9783. The meeting will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any disabled person wishing to attend the public hearing and requiring an interpreter or special accommodations should contact the County Clerk’s Office, telephone 653-8861 (or call 711 for the Florida Relay Service for hearing impaired TTY/TDD) at least two business days prior to the meeting. Pub: April 12, 2018 Church Pews for Sale15 church pews, 11 feet long, with cushions. $200 each. Contact: 850-229-5488 HELP WANTEDExperienced residential Plumbers and helpers needed. Port St Joe Area Top pay Good benefeits Call (850)227 1101 or (850)528 0907 The Gibson Inn is seeking: Part-Time & Full-Time HousekeepersMust be dependable and have own transportation and phone.Starting pay is at $11/hr Background check required. Apply in person 51 Ave. C. Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. 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** A18 Thursday, April 12, 2018 | The Timesanyone die. I already knew I wasnt going to die here. I have more fortitude than that, especially when I get mad,Ž said Saint Andrews.But nobody drew near, and while family had been hearing from them regularly on the trip, they had no set time and place to be right way, which would have elicited an immediate emergency call to authorities.We were incredibly optimistic and knew we had to make it back,Ž said Morton, a retired businessman from Newaygo County, Michigan. We kept reassuring each other. I never once said to Norm we werent going to make it.ŽThe two men did what they could to not stay quiet, know-ing that constant conversation would keep gloom away as they floated to the south and west, to about 40 nautical miles off the Apalachicola coast.Im a bit more of a talker than he is. I formulated a plan over-night to make him talk. I made him tell me every school he went to, every girl he dated. Thats the sort of thing we uti-lized to survive,Ž said Morton. You have to stay positive because you can kill yourself by not staying positive,Ž he said. Passing cutter spots them on radarAfter a day on the boat, it was clear both men were suffering from exposure, par-ticularly Saint Andrews, who was starting to lose sensation in his feet and hands.It was then that the Coast Guard arrived on the scene, not because they had been summoned, and not because they were on regular patrol, but due to the unusual fact that they were heading east to Tampa for needed maintenance.Lexie Preston, a Coast Guard public affairs specialist, said that at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a noti-fication from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity that two men were hanging onto the side of a capsized vessel.From what I understood it was (a guardsmans) first month at the radar and he saw a tiny blip on the radar. As he got closer, they thought it was a submarine,Ž said Saint Andrews. Then somebody on the boat saw us waving the life vest.ŽThe Barbara Mabrity sent out a skiff and recovered the two men from the water. Both had severe sunburn and swelling of the lower extremities, due to about 27 hours exposed to the elements,The Sector Mobile Command Center coordinated with the Coast Guard District 8 center in New Orleans, where the Mabritty is attached, and the District 7 command center in Miami, which has jurisdic-tion over these waters, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater flew in an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter aircrew from Air Station Clearwater and hoisted the two men and transferred them to the Clearwater area, where they were rushed to Largo Medical Center.Morton said he dozed a bit on the cutter before the copter arrived, stabilizing fairly quickly. He was discharged Monday from the hospital.Saint Andrews has recov-ered more slowly, still waiting on his feet to revive, and his ribs to quit aching.In retrospect, he said the only thing they men might have done to prevent the disaster would have been to lower the sails earlier. But we werent in bad weather,Ž he said. It was totally unpredictable.The people aboard that boat, they do justice to that whole Coast Guard division,Ž he said. They are the finest of the finest. They treated me better then I deserve.Ž SEAFrom Page A16 Junior ROTC group out of Port St. Joe, the ceremony opened with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the National Anthem by Carol Barfield, and an invocation by Charles Scott, chaplain of Wil-loughby Marshall American Legion Post 106.The posts commander, Charles Wilson emceed the ceremony, welcoming the vet-erans from across the county, and Tallahassee, who were in attendance. He then introduced the daughter of Major John Haynes, the keynote speaker, who introduced her dad.Haynes, 88, served 30 years in the U.S. Marines during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. His mili-tary decorations include the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Cross of Gallantry. Following his active duty,Haynes served as state commandant of the Maryland Marine Corps League, and is chairman emeritus of Florida Veterans Foundation. As chair,Haynes was responsible in the establishment of the Capitol Courtyard Brick Memorial, which has raised over $180,000 for veterans in need for housing and utilities, while at that same time honoring Florida Medal of Honor recipients and all Florida veterans.After reading the proclama-tion by President Obama that created the holiday, and noting Gov. Scott had issued a similar proclamation, Haynes got right to his point.Welcome home!Ž he shouted, and the audience joined in.He said there were close to a half-million Vietnam vets living in Florida, noting that 58,000 soldiers died in that war, with another 54,000 killed in the Korean War and about 400,000 in World War II. Please do not allow our loss of life to have been in vain,Ž he said. Resolve to to bring a sense of respect, dignity and duty to our country.ŽIn addition to honoring the flag and its colors, Haynes read the Veterans Creed, and told those who gathered You were born under the flag of this great country. You proudly served your country under this flag, and when we pass on, we will be buried under this flag.No cause is more noble than for a man or woman to give their life in defense of our coun-try,Ž he said. Today should be a national day of mourning. In my eyes this should be considered a day of mourning.What is the significance of losing your life in battle if theres no remembrance? What good is it if we dont remember these brave men and women?Ž he asked.Haynes said Vietnam vets wrote a blank check to their country made out to the U.S. government, for the sum of their life.Its important that our friends and neighbors know that,Ž he said. And when we the living fulfill our commitments as members of their communities, America is a living memorial to their dedication.ŽHaynes noted that fewer than half the eligible veterans in America are signed up with the Veterans Administration, and he encouraged those who arent to learn about the ben-efits extended to veterans and their families.After Drew Robinson sand Proud to Be An American,Ž there was a bell ringing for all those who died in Vietnam, their namesread by past Legion Post Commander Larry Hale. Wilson was moved to tears. I grew up with a lot of these boys. I went to school with them. They were my friends,Ž he said. I was one of the lucky ones.ŽFollowing the singing of God Bless America,Ž led by Barfield, an invitation was made to all those who served in the armed forces from 1955 to 1975 to come forward and receive a special pin in honor of their Vietnam-era service.A silent auction was then held for a 24-inch by 24-inch oil painting by Larry Boecker, showing a hand gently passing over the names on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Boecker served as a medic during the war. The frame on the painting was made out of redwood and cypress by Gary Patton.After a fierce back-andforth, Harry Arnold won the auction with a bid of $1,100, and then graciously donated the painting back to the Legion post to be displayed.Following the blessing of the food, guests enjoyed a low country boil. Thanks to the sponsorship of the event by Sign De-Sign, Kristia Spencer, the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe, the Apalachicola IGA, Buddy Ward and Sons Seafood, Amison Seafood, Nadine Lee and sons, Rusty Crum Seafood, Water Street Seafood, Ted Mosteller and several anony-mous donors. VETSFrom Page A1 LEFT: The Missing Man table stands silently as Major John Haynes delivers his remarks. RIGHT: Sadie Ryan, from Carrabelle, stands with her dad, Tim Ryan, “ rst vice at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 in Lanark Village. [PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN/ THE TIMES]