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** Volume 133 Number 1 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ....................A4 Law Enforcement .........A7 Society .....................A10 Faith ........................A11 Outdoors ..................A14 Sports.......................A15 WHEN THE TORNADO STRUCK, A5 A6FCHS celebrates dancing i9n the moonlightA15Lady Seahawks close out softball season Thursday, April 26, 2018 OUT TO SEE @ApalachTimes ¢ CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERSpecial to the TimesA group of Apalachicola citizens recently formed a notfor-profit corporation to advocate for the preservation of Apalachicola, Floridas historic plat.Historic Apalachicola Plat Preservation, Incorporated, or HAPPI, as it is called, is focused on the proposed Denton Cove housing complex proposed for the area near the old high school at 17th and L.Our town was laid out in a planned design in 1835,Ž explains President Bonnie Davis. It was commissioned by the Apalachicola Land Company, whose title can be traced back to the Span-ish crown. The Apalachicola plat has survived remarkably intact for the last 183 years; the streets, alleys, and squares that evident today are part of this original plat. We would like to be sure that we continue to protect that plat.ŽIn 1974, architect Willoughby Marshall docu-mented the historic elements of Apalachicola, including the plat, and argued that sus-tained long-term economic growth would come through historic preservation of the towns architectural legacy.His argument has proven correct, HAPPI asserts. Apalachicola would not have new friends and families moving here or the flourish-ing tourism and trade that it does now without the charm and ambience that is embod-ied and preserved in the towns historic design.The city emphasized the value of historic preservation in its Comprehensive Plan established in the late 1980s. Davis said, We believe it is our job as current residents of the city to be good stew-ards and pass this legacy onto future generations as it was given to us. We formed our organization to assist in those community efforts wherever needed.ŽHAPPI is a non-profit 501C-3 corporation (tax exempt status pending). The board of directors are Diane Brewer, Despina George, Bonnie Davis, Jan Thomas, Willoughby and Marie Mar-shall, Ralph Wagoner, Dave Watts, and Valentina Webb.Willoughby Marshall is chairman of the board, George is treasurer, and Brewer secretary.HAPPI has received contributions from a wide range of the community. HAPPI looks to preserve city's platNew group focuses on Apalachicola's original 1835 designBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894A trio of travelers from Texas, en route to South Florida, got into a violent confrontation sometime Sunday evening or early Monday morning while they were staying over-night in Eastpoint, and one was bludgeoned to death, and had her body dumped at a spot just off Highway 98.At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith declined to release the name of the victim, pending a com-plete notification of next of kin. The body of the young white woman, estimated to be in her 20s, was found by people going to fish in a nearby pond on Monday afternoon around 5 p.m.The location was described as being a quar-ter-mile off the highway, at 1409 East Highway 98. Smith said the area is an undeveloped subdivision a mile ortwo east of Franklin County High School.Two charged in deathBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Fifty years ago, Aaron Taylor had finished up 14 years of working as an ironworker in Baltimore, Maryland, and had returned to his hometown of Apalachicola. His younger brother Jack had just been elected sher-iff in Franklin County, and was ready to get out of the hardware store business, so he sold it to Aaron. That was 1968, and now, five decades later, Aaron Taylor can look back on his success, and that of his family, in having turned a comparatively small Western Auto franchise in the heart of Eastpoint into a sprawling building supply operation that encompasses thousands of square feet and employs a few dozen employees.With plenty of fanfare, that opened with a ribbon cutting and lavish reception Thursday, and closed Saturday after having served catfish dinners and given away prizes all week-end long, Taylors Building Supply marked its golden anniversary in grand style.It was a tribute to Aaron Taylors hard work and grand vision, and that of his daughter, Kim, and son-in-law Ken Fish, who have worked to establish the business into one of the countys oldest, and largest, private sector employers.I like people, and I like selling,Ž said Aaron Taylor, still vigorous at age 90, as he shared catfish with friends at one of the picnic tables set up for the occasion on the lumber yard. I like to communi-cate with people.ŽTo understand the growth of Taylors, you have to go back about 70 years, when Aaron Taylor finished up with Chapman High School, and served in the Navy two years.He had worked at the A and P in the afternoon, located at Avenue E and Market Street, where Tamaras Caf is today, but he decided that rather than stick around his hometown, he would move to Balti-more, where his sister lived, and start work as a meter reader for the gas company.I hated that job,Ž he said, with a broad grin that has warmed many a wavering customer over the years.Fortunately, in those post-war years, he was able to find good-paying jobs as an iron worker, a member of Iron Workers Local 16, and among the projects he helped weld together was the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which was built between 1949 and 1952.In 1956, after seven years in the Army, stationed in Germany, younger brother Jack started running a store a multi-faceted store that was owned by brothers Waldo and Whittier Brown, who was the father of Jacks wife Jeannette.The Browns retired, and Jack and Jeannette Taylor took over the business, located in a building at the site of the present day Napa Store. The business encom-passed a Western Auto store, as well as a grocery business on the site, but Golden days for TaylorCarrabelle Riverfront Festival this weekendThe 28th annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival, a two-day street festival that sets sail this weekend, promises to be a fabulous down-home celebration. The event, which opens Friday, April 27 from 4 to 8 p.m., and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday along Marine Street on the Carrabelle River,features regional folk life, maritime activities and educational demonstrations, live entertainment, childrens activities, a vintage car show, arts & craft vendors, local seafood, and tradi-tional fair foods.This year festival hours have been extended until later into Saturday evening. Admission to this family friendly and pet friendly event is free.For more information, go to or by email at Fowler to address AAHS SundayThe Apalachicola Area Historical Society will wel-come their second speaker this Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at the Raney Carriage House, 128 Market Street.David Fowler, whose five volumes set covers Florida-related excerpts from the Niles Weekly Register, which was published between 1811 and 1849. This national publication, in its Florida postings cover the birth of this state, with thousands of articles, let-ters, narratives, anecdotes and personal exposes.His topic for this talk will be the history of the Apalachicola area. The historical society, during the course of this year, is bringing interested individuals together to learn more about the area's his-tory. The third speaker, in May, is Kent Thompson, a tireless researcher and prolific author. Davis to sign book Saturday Local author Jhaki Davis will read from her newest work "Walls Do Talk" this Saturday afternoon, April 28 at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, 80 12th St."Walls Do Talk,Ž a combination of personal poetry and essays about life, is Davis' first major work. The reading and author book signing will begin at 2 p.m. and copies of "Walls Do Talk" will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.For more information about the book signing and other library activities, drop by 80 12th St or visit www.apalachicolalibrary. com.Aaron Taylor receives a commednation from one of the stores many suppliers [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Young woman's lifeless body found Monday a ernoon just o U.S. 98 Building supply store owner looks back on ve decadesSee MURDER, A18 See HAPPI, A18 See TAYLOR, A9


** A2 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The TimesBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894The 29th annual Apalachic-ola Classic boat and car show was more cars than boats, with lots of visitors coming down to Apalachicolas Riv-erfront Park to take it all in.We had 71 cars and 10 boats come,Ž said John Solomon, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, which spon-sors the event. We think the threat of weekend weather deterred some of the boats that had signed up from out of town.The crowd was larger than I have seen in the past few years. Businesses reported a very good Saturday,Ž said Solomon. Named as winners were:€ Classic Car: David Rob-erts 1955 Chevy Bel Air€ Antique: Travis Wade 1929 Ford Model A€ Late Model: Jim Dowlings 2015 Chevy Trans Am Bandit€ Modified: Bunyan Thomas 1923 Ford Street Rod€ Truck: Earl Whaleys 1974 Ford F-100 Ranger€ Paint: Jim Wards 1968 Chevy Chevelle€ Worst Gas Millage: Brad Savarys 1999 Monster Truck€ Import: Stu Mauney 2006 Nissan 350 Z€ Overall: Kenneth Whites 1968 Camaro€ Chamber Choice: Robert Suttons 1931 Ford Pickup€ Sailboat: James Dohertys 2010 Sailboat€ Large Sailboat: Kristen Anderson's Jenny Raneys 24-foot Sailboat€ Home Built: Dianne Pick-etts Canoe€ Paddle Craft: Dianne Picketts Paddle Board€ Aluminum Boat: Bud Har-risons 12-foot Feathercraft€ Wooden Boat: Bruce Halls 1964 Correct Craft€ Car & Boat Combo: Bruce Halls 1964 Correct Craft and 1950 Mercury Convertible€ Overall Boat: Bruce Halls 1964 Correct Craft € Chamber Choice: Dianne Picketts Paddle BoardWe want to thank Oyster City Brewing Company, Cassie Gary and Rex Humphries, the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and all the boat and car owners who came and made it a great weekend in Apalachicola and Franklin County, said Solomon.Cars and boats draw a crowdThe Worst Gas Millage award went to Brad Savarys 1999 Monster Truck [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Allen Whittaker showed off his 1987 Zimmer Gold Spirit, one of 1,500 cars produced by the Pompano Beach car company over eight years. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Kristen Andersons 24-foot Jenny RaneyŽ Sharpie Ketch, build by Daniel Blake in 1991, was honored [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] St. George Islands Tim Baker showed off his 1951 Mercury station wagon, which featured a set of 1951 Florida license plates that boasted Keep Florida Green.Ž [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ]


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A3


** A4 Thursday, April 26, 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 There I stood in our kitchen, with a spatula in my hand. I turned to my left. I turned to my right. I did not do the Hokey Pokey, but I did practically turn myself around. Where do I PUT this thing?Ž I said, first to myself and then out loud, even though nobody else was at home. The occasion was our third day back from two sets of family visits wrapped around an eight-week winter sojourn in Floridas Forgotten Coast centered on Apalachicola. The first day back involved unloading the pickup truck, starting laundry, getting the heat turned up and the water turned back on. That night, I whined. We got home at about 6 p.m. April 6, just as big, fluffy white snowflakes began to fall. By about 9 p.m., three inches of snow coated our grassy areas, and the white stuff was beginning to stick on our limestone driveway and the asphalt roadway. Why did I come back?Ž I moaned, recalling the mid-70s temperatures in the sunny South. My wife was stoic. We were home. It was March. It snows here in March. Lets go to bed. Inside my head, a small but insistent voice answered me: Because you live here, dummy.Ž DummyŽ eventually stood in that kitchen, vainly searching for a resting place for a spatula just retrieved from our dishwasher. I have lived in this house for 13 years. In all that time, the spatulas and other larger-thansilverware cooking utensils have resided inside two crocks adjacent to the kitchen stove. But in the rental house where we lived for two months, spatulas were to be found inside a drawer next to the kitchen sink, several feet away from the kitchen stove. Drawer? Crock? Senioritis? Naah. We give our brains much stuff to store in mediumterm memory, a mental file that last longer than our recollection of Saturdays outdoor temperature but not as long as our remembrance of our birthday date. My unscientific view is that our medium-term memory has one, and only one, slot for where spatula is stored.Ž When I asked myself where the spatula was supposed to go, my brain refused to respond with, in the drawer beside the sink, dummy,Ž because I reflexively knew that I was no longer in that house. But it could not resynchronize to spatula=crock, dummyŽ because I had not yet been home for a long enough time. What is very funny to me, and is probably very annoying to a sister-in-law, is that after we left Florida and before we returned to Pennsylvania, we spent a few days at that sister-in-laws home on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina „without her. During those days, I dutifully discharged my duties with respect to kitchen utensils. My wife cooked, so I handled dishes. When it came to putting away spatulas, kitchen scissors, measuring cups and the like, I giggled „ and then I shoved this into that drawer, that into this drawer, those onto the high shelves, the other stuff atop the lower shelves. See, my brains mediumterm memory was not confused as to which of two places should receive the spatula. I had no clue at all. My wife had taken the spatula out of wherever it had been, and she was on a bicycle ride. For all I knew, the spatula came out of the garage, or the bathroom. My sister-in-law is a dear woman, but she can be eccentric. Ask me today, and I dont have a clue as to where Meloras spatula might be. I do hope she found it. Yesterday, when I went out into the garage, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I own a brand-new small propane torch. I bought that torch just before we left for Florida, but on our return, I had no memory of having done that, so I was searching for my old, blue-tank propane torch. It usually takes two or three placements of something new before my brain holds it firmly in mediumterm memory. Luckily, the store receipt was nearby, and jogged my memory. In addition to putting away our kitchen things, I put away our laundry. This, too, is simple division of labor; my wife is better at shopping for groceries, so I put away laundry. But where? For my clothes, the decisions are not complicated. Socks go with socks. Short-sleeved shirts go with short-sleeved shirts. Thats man stuff. But my wife has shortsleeved T-shirts, short-sleeved blouses, sleeveless blouses, gauzy half-sleeve thingies that fit over other thingies, V-neck shirts, frilly-lacy shirts „ and that does not even get into the long-sleeved clothing. Where is my aquamarine overblouse that I bought in Panama City, the one that goes with my teal outfit?Ž Umm ... it might be in the crock with the spatula. Denny Bonavita,a former editor and publisher at daily and weekly newspapers in western Pennsylvania,winters in Apalachicola.Last month hewon another first-place award in the Pennsylvania statewide Keystone Press Awards contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association. Hisaward was for a group of three columns required of all entrants. His entries were I might be a tad preoccupied,Ž Keep those Grandpa Mover skills sharp,Ž and Unsheltering the sheltered among us.Ž His columns appear in the Courier-Express of DuBois, Pa., the Post-Journal of Jamestown N.Y., and the Apalachicola Times. Bonavita, 75,retired in 2013 from a 50-year newspaper career. Thiswas the 16th Keystone Press award for Bonavita, who lives near Brookville with wife Maryellen, two dogs, 23 chickens and, at last count, seven barn cats. Email denny2319@windstream.netTHE GOOD LIFEWhere is a spatula supposed to go?Editors Note: The following is a letter to Franklin County commissioners from John Solomon, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, regarding National Volunteer Week. Solomon, a longtime champion of volunteerism, was able to secure resolutions from State Sen. Bill Montford and State Rep. Halsey Beshears, as well as from the county commissioners and Apalachicola City Commission, all in honor of Franklin County volunteers. The chamber of commerce earlier this spring named Bonnie Fulmer as its Volunteer of the Year.April is National Volunteer Month with National Volunteer Week being April 15-21. 1 would like to ask you to honor Franklin Countys volunteers who tirelessly share their time and talent with their community. Your support can challenge and encourage the people you represent to commit to volunteer service. This Is something special to my heart as many of our citizens are champions in volunteering. Most of what gets done is done by volunteers in some way. The following estimate can help acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations can use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide. According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3 percent of Americans volunteer, which is 62.8 million volunteers. They average 32.1 volunteer hours per person, per year, which comes to 7.9 billion hours of service, the equivalent of $184 billion in 2016. That is an average of $23.29 an hour that a volunteer saves the organization it volunteers for. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to help their communities. Its about meeting our challenges by working together. This special week was designated by executive order by President Richard Nixon in 1974. Every president since has signed a proclamation of support for National Volunteer Week. Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.Ž „ Elizabeth AndrewA salute to volunteerism Denny Bonavita Solomon Are things really gettin better, like the newspapers say? What else is new my friend, besides what I read?Ž„ From Whats Happening Brother?Ž as performed by Marvin GayeUnemployment has declined steadily since late 2009. Wage growth appears to finally be waking from its decades-long slumber, albeit very slowly for lower-income folks. And some industrial and blue-collar companies are so desperate for employees that they are offering sign-on bonuses to new workers. The Federal Reserve is no longer artificially stimulating the economy. Their plan to progressively raise interest rates up to four times this year speaks to their confidence in an economy finally rebounding from the Great Recession. On the surface, things seem to be getting better. In the soft underbelly of our economy, well, not so much. Heres what we mean. A recent survey found that a record 30 percent of American households, or almost a third of the population, enjoy no nonhome wealth. That means that if you take away the little equity they carry in their homes, they owe more than they own. The number of households in this situation has been on a steady rise since the late 1960s, with the exception of the late 1990s, when the tech bubble temporarily inflated the net worth of households. What this means is that millions are one catastrophic illness, one serious accident or a few missed paydays from financial ruin. Forget affording college for kids or putting money away. This is why the housing bubble was so intertwined with the Great Recession; the stock market decline was accompanied by a strong real estate decline. A home equity loan may be a last resort for many in this 30 percent group, and if home values suddenly decline significantly, that option is lost Many factors are to blame for Americas relatively-new permanent underclass.Ž Economists often cite stagnating wages for the inflation-adjusted drop in living standards for lower-income Americans. Some cite the lack of participation in the stock market, with household stock ownership being around 10 percent lower than it was 20 years ago. You cant benefit from a rising stock market if you dont have the discretionary income to invest. Those arguments have merit and are a part of the equation. But if I had to offer a primary reason why many Americans cant get ahead it would be the cost of healthcare. In 1960, health care costs were only 5 percent of GDP. Two years ago, health care costs were almost 18 percent of our GDP. In 2016, health care costs per person in the U.S. were $10,348; in 1960, they were a paltry $146 per capita. On average, healthcare costs have risen faster than both wages and inflation for decades on end. If we solve this conundrum, our middle class may flourish again. 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 OUTLOOKDwindling wealth, middle classes and Marvin Gaye Margaret McDowell


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A5 CHASING SHADOWSEditor's Note: The following articles appeared in the Sept. 1947 editions of the Apalachicola Times, the first on Friday, Sept. 19, 1947 and the second on Friday, Sept. 26, 1947. Worst Tornado In Many Years Strikes Thursday Night Destroy-ing 27 HomesStrikes In Lafayette Park And Cuts Path To Magnolia CemeteryCuts Path About 300 Feet Wide Through Heart of Residential SectionDAMAGE TO DOCKS RUNS INTO MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ALONG RIVERFRONT; LARGE FLEET OF BOATS ARE TAKEN TO SAFETY IN RIVERS AND CREEKS, BUT HIGH TIDES ACCOUNT FOR MOST DAMAGE ON THE BEACHES and ON THE WATERFRONT; MUCH DAMAGE IN EASTPOINTONE COLORED GIRL DIES AS RESULT OF TORNADO, AND MANY ARE INJUREDThirty-One Homes are Partially Dest royed or Damaged in Path of Terrible TornadoThe Times is late this week on account of, you know what. No power.While the citizens of Apala-chicola had been on the alert since Wednesday morning, expecting the force of the tropical storm that formed in the ocean around the Bahama Islands, cutting across the state, after entering the West Coast between the Palm Beaches and Miami, and entering the Gulf below Tampa, they were not on the alert for the Tornado which struck here Thursday shortly after midnight with such terrific force that, after a survey by City Clerk Newt Creekmore, and Commissioner George A. Dodd, showed that 27 homes had been totally destroyed with 31 homes being partially destroyed or damaged in the City Limits. This does not include those homes along the beaches to the Gulf county line on High-way 90 [sic] nor the business places, oyster houses etc., from Eastpoint West to Lagoon Beach.The highest winds recorded during Thursday by the U. S. Weather Bureau here was 53 miles per hour at 10:32 pm. Of course this did not include the wind from the tornado which struck at about midnight, which lasted approximately 30 seconds, according to those in the path of the ter-rific force.After receiving the last report, at 5:00 pm from the weather bureau, which reported the hurricane 200 miles South of Panama City in the Gulf, citizens began to relax to some extent, and the wind had dropped to around 38 miles per hour. But when the lull of two minutes came, and that terrible roar which followed, from the bay, things really began to happen.The last report the Weather Bureau had from the outside world was at 5 pm Thursday, when their teletype went bad along with other emergency equipment.The full force of the tornado struck in Lafayette Park, with the homes of Mrs. Maudie Bragunier and R J Heyser being struck by the outer edge, hit direct at the home of George M Counts Jr., passed directly over the Chapman High School property, and did most of its damage after passing that point, toppling large trees and doing damage to homes in its path.Immediately beyond the school most every home in that area was either totally destroyed or received some damage out beyond the Mag-nolia cemetery, which cut a pathway of approximately 250 feet wide, and twisted trees, pulled them up by the roots, and moved parts of homes for several hundred yards before letting them down.Beautiful Lafayette Park was made void of many of its beautiful trees which have been standing there for over a hundred years, and this tor-nado was said to have been the worst to ever strike in this vicinity.The tide from the riverfront was so high that it washed up debris into the streets, in front of Wefings Hardware store and water was standing in the streets as far out as the A&N Depot early Friday morning. Many of the docks were com-pletely ruined in this area.The road to Carrabelle has been closed from the bridge here to the drawbridge over the Carrabelle river for safety. After a trip over this road yes-terday, (Friday) the road had caved in to the yellow stripe in the pavement at several places beyond Eastpoint. High tides had washed the sand from beneath the roadbed and the falling tide had carried the sand back into the bay, and, the road was blocked for safety, it was said.On Highway 90 [sic] West, the places of business were damaged only from the high tide. Most of Philaco Shores was untouched except for a few roofs, which had been partially damaged. Water reached the rear of the Red Top, but precau-tions prevented it from being undermined.The former McMillans store, now the property of Homer Marks, was so under-mined that the back part of the building dropped off into the high tide.The Hut, owned and oper-ated by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stone, also was undermined so that the entire building sat at an approximate 30-degree angle, but it is thought that this building may be saved, by jacking it back into position. Other business places, further west, along with many residences, were seen undermined, or floating in the water early Thursday morn-ing, some of which had almost changed their positions.The force of the Tornado struck between 13th and 14th Streets, and hit in an almost direct path to the cemetery and beyond. In what is known as Brashs row, five homes were damaged, two of them almost completely. In the first home, Mrs. George Cameron was seriously hurt, and is in serious condition in the St Joe hospital. At the other end of the row, a Mrs. Vause was badly hurt but was treated by a local physician at the Armory. Another Mrs. Vause was hurt just back of the school house, and was taken to St Joe.The only casualty was a 10-year-old colored girl, Nancy Lou Banks, died in the St Joe hospital after being blown from the hands of her mother and received a crushed face from flying debris. Another colored man, named London received broken ribs and a crushed skull and is not expected to live. Two colored babies received dislocated hips, but are expected to recover. NOW THE RED CROSSThe local chapter of the American Red Cross came in for much praise in their work under the direction of George A Dodd, disaster chairman and his committee, and with the aid of many local citizens. In the Armory, the Health Unit, and at the local gym, more than 800 evacuees, local citi-zens, etc., were taken care of. One child died, the baby from Eastpoint, who was reported several weeks ago to have water on the brain died while at the Armory, but had been in a most serious condition for many months. This child did not die from lack of medical attention as reported over the radio. One lady whose name was not learned, was rushed to Port St. Joe hospital where a bouncing baby boy was born about midnight Thursday.Of the total injured in the tornado, five are in serious condition in the hospital. 14 were hospitalized as a result, it was reported by the Red Cross Saturday morning. More than 700 received sleeping quarters, were served coffee, sandwiches, and easily prepared foods at the Armory as well as the Health unit, and at the gym. The greatest mother in the world has won the admiration of the citizens of our commu-nity, for their efforts to make our evacuees comfortable during this emergency. They were high in their praise of this organization, which in many cases, might have saved their lives or the lives of their children.Fred Richards, Franklin county chairman of the Red Cross, stated on Saturday morning of this week, that every person of this area would be given an opportunity to contribute money and clothing which is imme-diately needed for relief, but that funds would be available from national headquarters, but those who were so fortu-nate as to escape this terrible disaster, who wished to con-tribute money or clothing may do so by either giving to those who call or leaving it with him at the bank.The meanest man in the world was reported to a member of the Red Cross. A colored citizen who resides on ninth street, charged one person, whose home had been completely destroyed, $2.50 to move a small amount of her belongings to another residence, and another whose home had been partially destroyed, $4.00 for the same purpose. It would certainly seem that a person, at a time of distress such as this, would have a better feeling toward his fellow man, and desire to help rather than capitalize on a tornado.In the Red Cross first aid station set up in the armory, 25 persons were treated for deep cuts and bruises, while more than 100 were treated for minor cuts, etc.At the height of the tornado when a number of women and children were asleep or seek-ing refuge in the gym, the large door, facing and all was blown into the building, strik-ing a large pallet on which a number of small children were asleep, but fortunately not a child was touched. Rodman Porter Jr. received a deep cut in his arm from flying glass, but had to go to Port St. Joe to have 3 stitches taken. How-ever he did receive first aid here before leaving. Citizens in this community went all out to help those in trouble. The school buses did their part also, by bringing in and taking out those residents, who were afraid to stay in their homes overnight, and they were standing by for any emergency. Private auto-mobiles were also put to good use. Some mothers who had brought their small children in for safety, were frantic when their husbands and larger children failed to show up. They were dispatched by private cars to their homes to see if those other members of their families were safe.Practically every place of business including the bank were closed for the day Friday. For a time Friday morning it was impossible for a person to have a cup of coffee, and those people who were cooking with gas and kerosene came to the rescue of their neighbors and friends for toast and coffee, but after the shock was over some local cafes were opened to the public.The Pentecostal Holiness church on 14th street and Ave. G and a colored church oppo-site the jail on 12th Street were ruined beyond repair.After the tornado left the cemetery it lifted for some distance the home of Lloyd Smith, with another home in its path not being touched in the same vicinity. Rising again, it dropped just behind the Aubrey Marks cottage and tore to shreds the bee apiary belonging to Homer Marks in that area, which is the last known damage known to have been done in that part of the county.A colored woman was asleep in her home when the tornado struck. It completely destroyed her home while she still was in bed, and only received two small scratches.Two large pine trees were blown down near the home of Chas Robinson Jr.s new home, but missed it by inches. Other trees on this block were blown and twisted down, but no damaged was done. The Robinson family had spent the night in their store downtown. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1947Many Visitors Here Sunday To See DamageHundreds of automobiles filled with visitors from all over this section, as well as from Alabama and Georgia, visited Apalachicola over the weekend, principally on Sunday to view the wreckage of the storm which hit here last Thursday night, wrecking many homes, causing at least one death, with others in serious condition.Many freaks happened during the tornado, cyclone, gale, or what have you, but we prefer to call it a tornado.Many came here for the purpose of viewing the wreck-age, which was announced over the radio, and to see the Pentecostal Holiness church, which was completely wrecked, but the pulpit still stood, with an open bible on top, neither of which was touched except for the rain.Amateur as well as professional photographers were on the scene, and took many pictures to take to their respective homes to show other members of their families.At the Rancho Tourist Court on Highway 90 [sic], a tree had blown down late Thursday afternoon and was resting on one of the cabins. The next morning it was found by Mayor-elect Corey M Hendrikson that the wind during the night had removed the tree from its resting place, and had placed it between two of the cabins, without doing any harm at all. YOUNG COLORED MAN PASSES AWAY IN ST. JOE HOSPITAL EARLY THURSDAY MORNINGAs we go to press Thursday we learn that Moses Lee Richard, young negro man, who was critically injured in the storm here on Thursday night, had passed away at 9:05 a.m., in the St Joe hospital. He suffered a crushed skull, broken ribs, and back, and little hope had been held out for his recovery.It was reported this week that the tornado which com-pletely destroyed one of the homes in Brashs row, picked up the ice box, carried it sev-eral hundred yards from the home, and when found it was sitting upright, with the ice, and bottles of milk had not been disturbed. At The Times office several window panes were blown out, but every one of them were lying just outside the windows on the ground and not one of them were broken.In the colored section, two young men, Edward Tolliver and Clyde Austin, came in for much praise for their efforts in taking care of the many colored people whose homes were destroyed at the Wallace M Quinn high school. With some assistance these men, after the storm and before, made many residents comfortable in the building, and braved the rain and strong winds to escort those unfortunate ones to a place of safety.This one tops them all so far: A colored couple were in their bed and after the tornado removed their roof and prac-tically all of the contents in their home, picked up the bed on which they were sleeping, moved it about three blocks, sat them down still lying on the same bed.One lady came downtown Thursday afternoon and asked a friend where she could get some lumber and someone to board up her home. She was advised that since she had waited that long, it might be best to wait until the next morning and the wind would probably have died down and she could find plenty of people who would do the work.In a communication from Mrs. Hortense K. Wells, author of the Florida Ferris Wheel, she stated: Was a sorry to hear about the damage to Apalachicola. Hope it was not as bad as reported. Radio commentators pretty well wore out all the adjectives in the book in describing the boundaries of Florida. They were rather like the school boy describing the boundar-ies of Florida. He said: The Atlantic ocean lies to the east of it, the Gulf of Mexico lies to the west of it, the states of Georgia and Alabama lie to the north of it, and all the rest of the world lies about it.Ž1947: Tornado destroys 27 homesThis African-American church on 12th Street was destroyed by the tornado. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ]


** A6 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The TimesIt was a lively and elegant Saturday night for Franklin County High School stu-dents, as they celebrated the 2018 prom.With the theme "Dancing in the Moonlight," the event filled the Fort Coombos Armory after families had a chance to take all their photos in their favorite locations beforehand.At the prom,Elijah Grier was crowned King and Evan-gelina Ducker was bestowed the title of Queen.View lots more photos on our Facebook page!PROM 2018Seahawks go dancing in the moonlightQueen Evangelina Ducker and Sean Willaims, Jr. [HEATHER RILEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] King Elijah Grier and Chloe Davis [ HEATHER RILEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Tressie Edwards and Brandon Taranto [HEATHER RILEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Ethan Riley and Madiosn Minor [ HEATHER RILEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Michaela Cassidy and Yanni Pateritsas [ HEATHER RILEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Posing before the prom, from left, are Duncan Whaley, Sophia Robertson, Drew Robinson, Timothy Shuler, Hannah Hogan, Bryce Kent, Peyton Millender and Nic Hutchins. [DANA WHALEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES]


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A7Franklin County Sgt. Wesley Creamer, shown here with wife Stephanie, was among the seven people who made up the inaugural class of the Gulf Coast State College Public Safety Hall of Fame, recognized for their contribution to the law enforcement, communications, “ re and EMS and corrections communities. Creamer was recognized for his b ravery in the “ eld in Nov. 2017, when he saved a Georgia woman from drowning who had fallen into the water at the St. George Island Bridge after losing her balance while “ shing. Of“ cers say the woman could not swim but luckily she was able to tread water long enough for Creamer to come to her rescue. [ PHOTO COURTESY FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS Congratulations Sgt. CreamerThe following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. Arrests listed were made by officers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department, and Franklin County Sheriffs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 16 Paul Zachary Sanders, 28, Eastpoint, child neglect … without great harm, freeing or eluding police … failure to obey a law enforcement order to stop, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended or revoked … second offense, violation of pretrial release, resisting of“ cer without violence, battery by person detained in prison or jail facility; no bond (FCSO) Teeliah Richardson, 30, Apalachicola, held on Bay County warrant; no bond (CPD) Tonya Charlene Seamon, 44, Tallahassee, driving while license suspended or revoked … third or subsequent offense, reckless driving … “ rst offense, violation of pretrial release; no bond (CPD) William Guy Shiver, 42, Eastpoint, sale of methamphetamine; $25,000 bond (FCSO) April 17 Alicia Dianne Beebe, 36, Carrabelle, aggravated battery … offender knew or should have known victim was pregnant, obstruction of justice … intimidating or threatening a victim, witness or informant; $70,000 bond (CPD) April 18 Chester Lewis Timmons, 53, Eastpoint, battery on person age 65 or older, battery, resisting an of“ cer without violence; released on own recognizance ( FCSO) April 19 Atrell Jamal Bell, 30, Eastpoint, domestic battery; $1,000 bond (APD) Tanith Leigh White, 34, three counts of violation of probation; no bond (FCSO) Timothy Chase Register, 26, Eastpoint, two counts of domestic battery; $1,000 bond (FCSO) April 20 Michael Lane Lee, 48, Carrabelle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia; no bond (FCSO) Charles L. Fasbenner, 48, Apalachicola, domestic battery; $1,000 bond (FCSO)ARREST REPORT


** A8 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The Times Special to the TimesThe Apalachicola Area His-torical Society will welcome their second speakerthis Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at the Raney Carriage House, 128 Market Street.David Fowler, whose five volumes set covers Floridarelated excerpts from the Niles Weekly Register, which was published between 1811 and 1849. This national publication, in its Florida postings cover the birth of this state, with thousands of articles, letters, narratives, anecdotes and personal exposes. Fowler'swebsite is, or visits interests include many early Florida-related subjects, like the journal of Andrew Elliott (available on which provides insight into the creation of the boundary between the United States and Spanish Florida. The Ellicott Stone," one of the last remaining of many markers, is a National Register Site in Mobile, Ala-bama. Fowler also writes on the history of the Fort Mims Massacre of 1813, which was a precursor to the first Seminole War.Histopic for this talk will be the history of the Apalachicola area.The historical society, during the course of this year, is brininginterested individuals together to elarn mroe about the area's history. Thethird Speaker, in May, is Kent Thompson, a tireless researcher and pro-lific author.Dont forget the AAHS puts on the Spring Ghost Walk at the Chestnut Street Cemetery, Saturday, May 5, the same Saturday as the Trinity Tour of Homes.Author to address Apalach history bu sBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Franklin County continues to have the lowest unemploy-ment rate in the three county region, with a slightly smaller workforce than it had one year ago.According to preliminary numbers released Friday, Franklins 3.2 percent jobless rate in March was threetenths of 1 percentage point lower than in February, when it was ‡ percent. A total of 150 people were on the jobless rolls, 14 fewer than in Febru-ary, and the labor force grew by 54 workers, from 4,689 to 4,743.The countys March rate was one-half of 1 percentage point better than one year ago, when it was 4.7 percent and the labor force was larger, at 4,772, and the jobless rolls were larger, at 178.Franklin Countys jobless rate tied it Orange, Semi-nole and Walton counties for fourth best in the state. Ahead were Monroe at 3.1 percent, and Okaloosa and St. Johns County tied for best in the state, at 3.0 percent.The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 3.6 percent in March, sixtenths of 1 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 4.2 percent. Bay and Gulf counties jobless both dropped from 4.0 to 3.7 percent.The Franklin County unemployment rate for March was lower than both the state average of 3.9 per-cent, and national average of 4.1 percent.The region's March unemployment rate was two-tenths of 1 percentage point lower than the state rate of 3.8 percent. The labor force was 100,692, up 1,679 over the year, with 3,675 unemployed residents in the region. We held a job fair in East-point in early March with 18 employers participating in sectors ranging from hospi-tality to state government and medical services. Employer demand is currently very high in Franklin County. It is a great time to connect to a career here,Ž said Kim Bodine, executive director of CareerSource Gulf Coast.Franklin County reported no commercial permits issued but one residential permit issued, compared to three for the same period last year. Bay County reported March residential permits issued at a number 20 percent higher than February, and one com-mercial permit pulled. Gulf County did not report permits pulled.Franklin Countys bed tax collections for January reflect an increase of 19 percent over Jan. 2017 and a 27.6 per-cent increase over Dec. 2017 numbers. The February Gulf County bed tax collections are up 35.6 percent from January; Mexico Beachs February bed tax col-lections up by over 19 percent from January. Bay County reports bed tax collections for Feb. 2018 at approximately 8 percent over the previous year and 34 percent above Jan. 2018.In March 2018 nonagricultural employment in the Panama City metro area was 85,700, an increase of 1,700 jobs, and the third fastest annual job growth rate compared to metro areas in the state in professional and business services.The mining, logging, and construction; profes-sional and business services; financial activities; leisure and hospitality; and trade, transportation, and utilities industries grew faster in the metro area than statewide over the year.The industries gaining in jobs over the year were: professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; mining, logging, and construction; trade, transportation, and utilities; financial activities; and education and health services.The manufacturing; government; and information industries lost jobs over the year.Unemployment rate continues to drop Fowler For more news go to


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A9Jack wasnt so keen on handling perishables. He preferred durable goods, like tires and hammers.Jack didnt like the grocery business so he sold it to Bruford Flowers,Ž said Aaron Taylor. There was a curtain in between.ŽWhen Jack Taylor was elected sheriff in 1968, a job he would hold for two decades, he decided to sell the business to his older brother.It would remain a Western Auto from 1968 to 1983, selling everything from toys to bicycles, wagons, campers, tires, mostly appliances. It was the go-to place in Eastpoint, the only nearby alternative the Marshall Building Supply store in Apalachicola, which was owned by Dwight Marshall.Aaron and his first wife Loretta had just one part-time employee, and that meant everything pretty much depended on the two of them.When I first started off, I did it all,Ž he said.That meant covering a pair of two-by-fours with plywood, and turn-ing it into cull boards for a booming oyster industry.And it meant sensing the first inklings of a housing trend that would in time dot St. George Island and much of the county with new homes.I could see it coming, in the early 70s, a little bit at a time,Ž said Aaron Taylor. I started buying lumber, a little bit here, little bit there.ŽWhat money the busi-ness made he poured back into inventory, expanding the stores offerings, although still quite a bit smaller than the more than 65,000 separate products carried today by Taylors.On Wednesday afternoons, the day the store, like so many others in the area, was closed, Aaron Taylor would drive to Tal-lahassee to pick up a load of plywood. I couldnt afford a big supply and nobody wanted to deliver down here,Ž he said.As the Western Auto grew, not only did Aaron and Loretta Taylor acquire more products, and grow a lumber yard, but their family expanded as well, as daughter Kim married Ken Fish, who operated a successful tire dealership in Tallahassee.Fish had made good money selling the dealer-ship to a regional concern wanting a foothold in North Florida and was considering taking it easy, living the good life on the island, when his father-in-law made him an offer he couldnt refuse.I told him I was losing a daughter and gaining a son-in-law,Ž said Aaron Taylor.By the early 80s, the business was doing well, it now had a lift t ruck that was essential in install-ing pilings on the island. The island started really booming,Ž said Aaron Taylor.And so, in 1984, he decided to buy some vacant swampland owned by the David Brown estate, and that present-day location became the new Taylors Building Supply.Perhaps less set in his ways than his fatherin-law, Ken Fish began working on Mr. Aaron to convince him that the days of being closed on Wednesday afternoons were about to come to an end.ŽIt was a tradition here in Apalachicola, too,Ž said Aaron Taylor. All the stores in the South closed, some closed on Thursdays.ŽAs Ken Fish tells it, he enlisted a good friend of Aarons to work on him on a fishing trip and it worked, and Taylor bowed to the changing business world.Its worked out well, but dont expect to see any opening on S unday coming up soon.I dont want to open on Sunday,Ž said Aaron. It wont ever be open on Sunday as long as Im living.ŽStill active after turn-ing 90 March 3, walking every day and keeping his mind sharp, Aaron Taylor said he reads plenty of magazines to exercise his faculties. Theres not a hard-ware magazine I havent read,Ž he said.He said a lot has changed since he first got in the business, at a tiem when it was important to extend credit to oystermen and shrimpers, during the off-season when the bay was closed.Everybody had to paint their boats during the summer,Ž he said. I carried them as much as I could on credit. T heyd pay up in the wintertime. It was rough around here for a while.ŽHe said that while the real estate boom helped, it also led to a bust, and thats not his preference.I like it to grow slow, I didnt like a boom,Ž said Aaron Taylor, Every-thing that goes up, gotta go down. Thats what happened, everything went down.ŽStill, he loves his cus-tomers, whoever they areIll take them all,Ž eh said. The oystermen and shrimpers, theyre still good customers.Ž TAYLORFrom Page A1Kim Fish snips the ribbon at the anniversary party [ROYCE ROLSTAD | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Aaron Taylor greets longtime Eastpoint, friends Frances Gainer, center, and Joanne Neshat. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ]And they baked a cake..... [ROYCE ROLSTAD | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


** A10 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The Times Special to the TimesThe 28th annual Carra-belle Riverfront Festival, a two-day street festival that sets sail this weekend, promises to be a fabulous down-home celebration.The event, which opens Friday, April 27 from 4 to 8 p.m., and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Marine Street along Marine Street on the Carrabelle River features regional folk life, maritime activities and educational demonstra-tions, live entertainment, childrens activities, a vintage car show, arts & craft vendors, local seafood, and traditional fair foods. This year festival hours have been extended until later into Saturday evening. Admission to this family friendly and pet friendly event is free.Hardy souls will have a chance to make it to hell and back when the Tates Hell and Back 5K returns Saturday morning at 8 a.m. As the sun rises, participants will run or walk along River Road to the edge of Tate's Hell State Forest and back. The reward for that bravery is a cool medal, lots of race goodies, a race t-shirt and door prizes. Runners can sign up ahead of time or on race day. Registration forms can be found Things to DoŽ at All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Senior Center in Carrabelle.At the festival, come experience the rich culture, natural resources and local history of the region on Avenue B, hosted by the Carrabelle History Museum, which will feature educational activities, interactive displays and installations, folk craft demonstrations, local and state resource experts, and the hands-on Sea Mobile with live sea critters galore. Bone up on survival skills by learn-ing to use a flint to start a fire, or learn to identify edible local plants and natural remedies. Discover local history and learn how Carrabelle was transformed into a train-ing camp during World War II or what the keeper of a lighthouse recorded in his daily log. Discover the booms and busts of Carrabelles history by stepping back to by-gone eras when local logging and lumber merchants, steamships, party boats and shrimping vessels lined the river.Next-up along Marine Street is the Pirates of the Carrabellean Acad-emy on Avenue C, hosted by the Nest Program. Just for the kids, academy classes will be held for younguns looking to refine their high sea skills. This pirate boardingŽ school transforms young lads and lassies into well-mannered scalawags ready for adventures on the high seas. A special free childrens mini-train ride, a chance to purchase a wristband for all-day bouncy house fun, face painting artist vendors and this years newest craze, Angry BirdsŽ are among the adventures that await. The festivals very own crazy Fishy Fashion Show will be making a splash in its 12th year. Runway models, including the Red Tide She-Devil, the Good Friar/Fryer, Sea Vamp and Maritime Marshall, show off nauti-cal-themed outfits made from found and recycled materials like sea nets, old beach umbrellas, oyster sacks, sails, sponges, and washed up debris. This year there will be several new characters making a miraculous appearance. This signature event part runway show, part comedy sketch will be making waves on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the main stage. Limited seating available, show up early.A variety of live entertainment will feature a performance by the Tallahassee Community College Dancers, the legendary Procession of Tates Hell (costumed celebration of Cebe Tate and native wildlife), and the always hilarious Pet Show sponsored by the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers are just a few of the choices.The pet show promises prizes for lots of traits including best tricks, costumes, smiles, waggly tails and more. Each reg-istered pet will strut their stuff in the show ring at the stage area. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and judging begins at 11 a.m. Registration fee of $5 per pet will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society. Call Caroline at 850-624-8085 for information.Musical acts include the Naked Water Band (Cody Barber & Phillip Nelson), Low Country Boyle (Susan David & friends), Debi Jordan, Cypress Trio, Frank Lindamood, and Van Johnson. This year the Big Daddy & Red Hot JavaŽ will headline the main stage on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. This band blends down home Chicago roots with New Orleans rifts and highlights weaving of mix of blues, jazz and soul is a one-of-a-kind experience.Over 60 arts and craft vendors have joined the festival and more are still being added. Gullets Cove food court will feature an array of festival treats, so grab a morsel and sit a spell at the Carrabelle Wharf Pavilion hosted by the senior citizens.The festival is hosted by the city of Carrabelle, with community partners including the Carrabelle History Museum, Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, sponsors, state and national park and agency partners, nonprofits, and community collaborators.Carrabelle to celebrate Riverfront FestivalSpecial to the TimesForgotten Coast Cruis-ers and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce invites you to their fifth annual Car Show this Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy fun fellowship with other car enthusiasts and owners. Help the judges by casting your vote for the Peoples ChoiceŽ Award and enter the 50/50 Raffle. Free admission.All cars are welcome to strut their stuffŽ and entry is only $10 per vehicle the day of the show. If you would like to register early, pick up an entry form at the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce or download an entry form at events-calendar/5th-annual-forgotten-coast-cruisers-car-show/919/Door prizes will be awarded throughout the show. Awards will be given for Top 20 on Peoples Choice, Best in Show, Sponsors Choice, Late Model, Best Paint, Best Import, Club Participation, and one other category that shall remain a surprise.The show will be at 206 Highway 98 right in downtown Carrabelle, across from Fathoms Steam Room & Raw Bar, next to the Carrabelle branch of the Franklin County Library.Please visit our Facebook page,, for updated information on the Car Show, and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerces website at: things-to-do/events-calendar/ for more information on upcoming events and activities.Sponsored by Coastline RV Resort, Fathoms Steam Room and Raw Bar, Lynns Quality Oys-ters, Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar, NAPA Auto Parts, and Ace Hardware of Apala-chicola. Funding provided in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.For information or assistance, please contact Bobby Turner 850-323-1450 or Jim Ward 850-370-0680.Car show in Carrabelle this SaturdayU.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Felix E. Salter Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lack-land, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physi-cal fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Salter is the son of Felix and Nicki Salter of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama., brother of Megan Salter of Stockbridge, Georgia, and Audri Salter of Tallahassee; and grandson of Alford Thurman, Hazel Gammons, and Linda Gammons-Thurman, all of Tallahassee, and Donna Fergonson of Apalachicola.He is a 2012 graduate of Nile C. Kinnick High School, New York, N.Y.Salter completes Air Force basic training SOCIETYThe 2017 Best of Show was a 1930 Ford Sport Coupe, entered by Erwin Gendreau. [PHOTO COURTESY FORGOTTEN COAST CRUISERS] Last years Sponsors Choice, entered by Allan Whittaker, was a 1987 Zimmer. [ PHOTO COURTESY FORGOTTEN COAST CRUISERS ] Fishing weirs are among the demonstrations to be found on Avenue B. [ PHOTO COURTESY CARRABELLE RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL ] Big Daddy and Red Hot Java is the headliner on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. [ PHOTO COURTESY CARRABELLE RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL ]


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A11 FAITHAngela Lynn Law, 34, of Panacea, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 of coronary artery disease. Angela was born in Austell, Georgia and lived nearly her entire life on St. George Island. She enjoyed movies, fishing, reading, animals, camping, riding in the woods and spending time with her son, family and friends. She is survived by her parents, John and Lynn Law, of St. George Island; son John Paul Sanders, of Eastpoint; brother Ben Law, of St. George Island; aunt and uncle Barbara and Bobby Conrad, of Carrabelle; aunt Hazel Hefner; cousins Jackii Hefner, Buddy Padgett and Jackie Sukkau, all of Eastpoint; and numerous other family and friends in Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and Panacea, where she lived with her partner Tim Miller. A celebration of her life was held Saturday, April 21 in an outdoor remembrance at Club 98 in Eastpoint. The family will hold a private burial at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral and Cremation Services, Crawfordville. OBITUARIES ANGELA LAWRalph C. Wooton Jr. passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the age of 54. He was a native of Port Sulphur, Louisiana and a resident of Diamondhead, Mississippi. Ralph worked as an assistant foreman with Texas Petroleum Investment Co. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to spend time with his family. He will be sadly missed. He is the beloved father of Chance M. Wooton, Kyle P. Wooton (Kelsey Colar) and Faith E. Wooton; grandfather of Gracelyn, Kaden and the late Preston; brother of Chancellor MitchŽ Wooton (Christine) and Christopher Wooton (Cynthia); son of Shirley Johnson Wooton and the late Ralph C. Wooton Sr.; uncle of Candice, Kristen, Caleb and Catherine; and survived by other loving relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Mothe Funeral Homes, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, Louisiana on Thursday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Services will follow in the funeral home chapel. Afterwards, his remains will be transferred to Kelley Funeral Home for graveside services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, in Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. RALPH WOOTON JR.Our faithful volunteers will prepare and serve at lunch this afternoon. We will enjoy beef stew, salad, rolls and dessert. Just come on up to the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center and join us this afternoon. Your donation of $6 will be collected at the desk right inside Lindsey Hall. Hope to see ya! Huge hamburgers with chips will be awaiting for you at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 on Friday nights, Orders taken after 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Your $6 donation will be collected at the bar, and dont forget to take a chance or two on the pastry raffle. Your donation of $2 is requested for the raffle. This just in: The big one will be held Saturday, April 28. We will have our annual yard sale on our beautiful golf course. Things get moving at 8:30 a.m., until 4:30 p.m. Come on over, theres bound to be something you simply cant live without. On Sunday, its back to Legion Post #82 for pizza, you can order from 4 to 7 p.m. Your donation will be collected at the bar, and is required as follows … by the slice $1, whole pizza to eat in the lounge $8 and a pizza on wheel s is $10. Yes, we have no pastry raffle on Sundays. Start the week off with a mug of coffee at Chillas Hall. Coffee is ready from Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays coffee is free, and sometimes there is something on the counter to go with your mug of coffee, still just 50 cents. Bring our big purse or wallet or money clip to the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center at 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle on Mondays. You will need one or the other to carry home your winnings from bingo. Early bird starts at 6 p.m., regular at 7 p.m. Good luck. On Wednesday night, you can yell bingo at Chillas Hall. Door will be open at 6 p.m. and bingo at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and soft drinks available at both bingos. The more who play, the more we pay. Did you see the celebration of life for Barbara Bush? What a tribute. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and snow and rain can go away. Until next time, God bless our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.LANARK NEWSYard sale at golf course SaturdayFree laundry day Saturday at Croom'sThe Realtor Association of Franklin & Gulf Counties is sponsoring a Free Laundry Day this Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. atCroom's Mini-Mall Laundromat, 95 Ave. I, Apalachicola.The event, which comes courtesy, is on a first come, first served basis, withlast wash at 12:30 p.m.For additional information call 653-3322 Day of Prayer at Holy Family May 3The annual National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at Holy Family Senior/Community Center, 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries St. Apalachicola. The event is dedicated this year to the theme of unity, as found in Ephe-sians 4:3 "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."The event, freeand open to the public, is sponsored by Love Center Church Outreach Ministries.For more information please contact Pastor Alma Pugh, event coordi-nator, at 850-370-6465Lunch provided by Sheriff A.J. Smith and the Franklin County Sheriff Department, and Bishop Sheila Martin and the Love Center Church Family.FAITH BRIEFSSpecial to the TimesHello Franklin County! Computer classes are continuing at the Carrabelle Branch, two classes per week and the next scheduled will be Windows Organization and Backup, at 11 a.m. this Friday April 27. The following week, classes on Monday, April 30 at 2 p.m. will be Microsoft Excel … Intro; and Excel Formulas,at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4. Classes are led by Pam Tullous, a Microsoft-certified trainer and office expert. No registration is necessary; all classes are free and open to the public. The Mobile Mammogram Bus will be in Carrabelle this Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bus will be set up in the parking lot at the Carrabelle 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 ages 50-64, of low income and with no health insurance. Those with health coverage may use that insurance to take advantage of the convenient location. No appointment necessary. Book Chat will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint branch on Tuesday, May 1. Come share your latest reads and favorite authors. Teen Book Club will meet Wednesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. We welcome all teens in grades 6-12. The Basics of Better Living program will be Friday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrabelle branch. The topic is Slow Cooker Basics. These programs are facilitated by Samantha Kennedy with the county extension office. The next gardening program will be Tuesday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Carrabelle. Its that time of year to start thinking about lawn care; we want your neighbors to be green with envy when they watch you care for your lawn. 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 CORNERMammogram bus in Carrabelle SaturdayThe family of Angela Law would like to thank everyone for their support in our time of sorrow. We thank you for the donations, love, and spiritual support that were so generously given. May God bless you all. The Law FamilyCARD OF THANKSThe Angela Law Family Jim Welsh for more news go to


** A12 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The Times Special to the TimesFranklin County School administrators met with faculty last week concerning updates to the school dress code, which has been a topic of concern in recent school board meetings where administra-tors have discussed removing the requirement for school shirts for the 2018-19 school year.Principal Jill Rudd told fac-ulty that data will be collected regarding dress code referrals during May, which should allow us to make an educated decision about school shirts for the 2018-19 school year.ŽFlyers were created with the dress code guidelines and sent home with students and are attached below. Students are still permitted to wear their school shirts, but for the remainder of the school year all students have the follow-ing flexibility.A students apparel and grooming shall be the respon-sibility of the individual student and his or her parents or guardians, and each is expected to dress appro-priately and in such a manner that it is respectful to self and others. Dress and grooming shall be clean, healthy, and safe and shall not be permit-ted to disrupt the teaching and learning environment. Items that when worn together are usually indicative of gang memberships, or apparel that contains a message that is obscene, racist, or promotes illegal activities, (drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products) shall not be permitted on school grounds or at school functions.Items must not be sexually suggestive or feature crude or vulgar commercial lettering, printing, or drawings which would be offensive or insensitive to anyone on campus. Students shall not wear sunglasses or hats in the classroom, hallway or other indoor instructional spaces. This dress code is designed to promote safety and good hygiene as well as allow students the convenience of dressing comfortably while at school. Encouraging students to dress appropriately for school will prepare them to be productive members of society.€ Shorts, Skirts, Skorts and Dresses should not be shorter than mid-thigh. Any slits in the clothing should likewise be no shorter than mid-thigh€ Shirts: Shirts, tops, jackets, dresses or blouses should cover all aspects of the bosom, chest, back and sides. This includes when arms are raised above the head. Cleavage should not be visible; and tank tops (straps less than 3 inches), tube tops, halters, razorbacks, cutouts, sheer material, or spaghetti straps are not permitted as a primary top. No tank tops will be permitted for male students. Beachwear and sleepwear/pajamas/bedroom clothes are not permitted, unless preapproved by the principal). Undergarments should not be visible at any time.€ Pants should fit appropriately, without sagging, and hide all undergarments (Underwear, boxers, shorts, etc.). Any pants with holes or slits that reveal flesh that is above mid-thigh is unacceptable€ Head coverings are not permitted indoors. This includes but is not limited to hats, hoods, bandannas, dorags, and caps. Exceptions may be made by the principal for special school activities or if the student is a member of a legally recognized religious organization requiring a head covering or if there is a legiti-mate medical necessity.Shoes must be worn at all t € imes and conform to the safety requirements of any activity in which the student will take part. Open-toed shoes are acceptable if they are sturdy and fit securely. Bedroom shoes or slippers are not permitted (unless pre-approved by the principal).€ Accessories and jewelry must not be sexually sugges-tive or feature crude or vulgar commercial lettering, print-ing, or drawings which would be offensive or insensitive to anyone on campus. They may not depict drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or be indicative of gang membership. Accesso-ries and jewelry must not be capable of causing physical harm (i.e. fish hooks on caps).Clothing for special programs (i.e. physical edu-cation) is not to be worn in the regular classroom. Uniforms for sports and special activities sponsored by the school and district may be exempt from the Student Dress Code if approved by the administration. Any adminis-trator or designee shall make the final determination concerning questions regarding the appropriateness of dress for school and for school sponsored functions.Students who dress in a manner inconsistent with the approved Dress Code Policy will be required to change clothes. Students may be sent to ISS temporarily as they wait for their parent to arrive with clothing that me ets the dress code.FCS to ease school shirt policy in May The following is the honor roll for the fifth six-weeks grad-ing period at the First Baptist Christian School. Kindergarten Mrs. Johanna RayAll As: Macie Braswell, Kairi TrestA/B: Annabella Creamer, Shirah Patriotis, Zyana Davis, Logan Fuentes, Aleyah Dooley First Grade Mrs. Cassie StricklandA/B: A.J. Cooper, Nathan Ray, Zac Trice Second Grade Mrs. Cassie Strickland As: Emma FuentesA/B: Brylan Boone, Micah Harris, Khloe Creel-Walker, Brayden Harris, Sophia ZingarelliHONOR ROLLFirst Baptist Christian School


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A13 Special to the TimesThe Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf Counties recognizes April 21-28 as National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance promoting the benefits of immuni-zations for children from birth to two years old.NIIW also celebrates the milestones achieved in controlling vaccinepreventable diseases among infants worldwide as a result of immunization.National Infant Immunization Week helps to highlight the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communi-ties, and public health,Ž said Marsha Lindeman, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Franklin/ Gulf. Immunizations are available by appoint-ment at our health department locations in Franklin and Gulf counties. Call today to schedule your appoint-ment, at 653-2111.NIIW is a call to action for parents, caregivers and health care providers to ensure that all children are protected from birth against 14 serious childhood illnesses. It is important that parents and health care providers work together to follow the recommended Advisory Committee on Immuni-zations (ACIP) schedule to protect infants and children by providing immunity early in life, before they encounter potentially life threat-ening diseases.The department is committed to increasing the rate of immunization among Floridas children under two years of age. Recently, the department worked with a diverse group of public and private partners to update the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Over the next five years, the department and partners will work to increase access to immunizations for infants and pregnant women and increase access to vaccine-preventable diseases in children and teens.Be sure to vaccinate your infantLocal author Jhaki Davis will read from her newest work Walls Do TalkŽ this Saturday afternoon, April 28 at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, 80 12th St.Walls Do Talk,Ž a combination of personal poetry and essays about life, is Davis first major work. She has also written music ministry work-books and is working on a joint inspirational writing project with other women authors.I have always loved reading and writing,Ž said Davis. I have always felt like I had something to say.Ž She said she hoped that by sharing her personal trials, she will be of help to others going through similar experiences.As a reader, Davis cited Toni Morrison, Nora Zeale Hurston and Maya Angelou as her inspirations.I love how Toni Morri-son just makes characters come alive and how a reader can associate with them,Ž said Davis. She has such a raw style, she doesnt hold back. I would love to write like that!ŽThe reading and author book signing will begin at 2 p.m. and copies of Walls Do TalkŽ will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.For more information about the book signing and other library activities, drop by 80 12th St or visit www.apalachicolalibrary. com.Davis to read from new work SaturdayJhaki Davis


** A14 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The Times Special to The TimesIts nesting season for Floridas waterbirds, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give these birds and their young space to help keep them safe.This is a critical time of year for nesting birds and their young,Ž said Craig Faulhaber, avian conservation coordinator for the FWC. By taking a few simple steps, people can enjoy a day at the beach or on the water without disturbing nest-ing birds and their chicks, which increases the birds chances of survival.ŽShorebirds and sea-birds build shallow nests out of sand and shells on beaches in spring and summer, and eggs and chicks are difficult to see. Wading birds, such as herons and egrets, as well as pelicans, are also nest-ing now on islands around the state. Both types of birds can be easily dis-turbed if people approach too closely. Such distur-bance can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, exposing eggs and chicks to predators, sun exposure and other harm.Shorebird nests, eggs and chicks are well-cam-ouflaged and can easily be missed and even stepped on unless people know to look out for them. The snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, American oystercatcher and Wilsons plover are several of Floridas beach-nesting bird species facing conservation challenges. Wading birds and pelicans typically nest in mangroves and on tree islands. Reddish egrets, tricolored herons and roseate spoonbills have also experienced declines.Floridas coasts took a beating from Hurricane Irma in 2017,Ž said Julie Wraithmell, interim executive director for Audubon Florida. We cant control impacts to nesting sites from weather, but we can pro-tect them from human disturbance. This year it is more important than ever.ŽThe FWC has established Critical Wildlife Areas to protect congregations of one or more species of wildlife from human disturbance during critical life activi-ties such as nesting, feeding or migration.People can help keep nesting birds safe by keeping their distance from CWAs and other areas where birds are nesting or raising young. In addition to observ-ing the marked-off areas around CWAs, people can also help by following a few simple steps while enjoying the beach this season:€ Keep your distance from birds, on the beach or on the water. If birds become agitated or leave their nests, you are too close. A general rule is to stay at least 300 feet from a nest. Birds calling out loudly and dive-bombing are signals for you to back off.€ Respect posted areas. Avoid posted nesting sites and use designated walk-ways when possible.€ Never intentionally force birds to fly or run. This causes them to use energy needed for nesting, and eggs and chicks may be left vulnerable to the suns heat or predators. Teach children not to chase shorebirds and seabirds, and kindly ask fellow beachgoers to do the same. Shorebirds and seabirds outside of posted areas may be feeding or resting and need to do so without disturbance.€ It is best to not take pets to the beach, but if you do, keep them leashed and avoid shorebird and seabird nesting areas. (State parks, national parks and CWAs do not allow pets.)€ Keep the beach clean and do not feed wildlife. Food scraps attract predators, such as raccoons and crows, which can prey on shorebird eggs and chicks. Litter on beaches can entangle birds and other wildlife.€ Spread the word. If you see people disturbing nesting birds, gently let them know how their actions may hurt the birds survival. If they continue to disturb nest-ing birds, report it to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922), #FWC or *FWC on a cellphone or by texting You may also report nests that are not posted to our Wildlife Alert Program.For more information, go to MyFWC. com/Shorebirds and download the Share the Beach with Beach-Nesting BirdsŽ brochure. Or go to the Florida Shorebird Alliance website to learn more about how to participate in shorebird and seabird conservation efforts.For more information about Floridas CWAs, visit learn how you can volunteer your time to protect nesting coastal birds, visit and scroll over the ConservationŽ tab at the top, then click on Coastal ConservationŽ and Coastal Bird Stewardship,Ž or you may email waterbirds space to keep them safe OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to timesoutdoors@starfl.comSpecial to The TimesSnook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal harvest closures conserve Floridas valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future.Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, includ-ing Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1.Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen for recreational snook har-vest Sept. 1.Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. While snook may be caught and released during the closed season, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to handle their catch carefully to help the fish survive upon release. Proper handling methods can help ensure the species abundance for anglers today and generations to come. To learn more about fish handling, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing,Ž Recreational RegulationsŽ and Fish Handling.ŽLearn more about recreational fishing at by clicking on Saltwater FishingŽ and Recreational Regulations.ŽSnook to close in Gulf state and federal waters[SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] [COURTESY OF FWC] FISHING REPORTWhat a great break in the weather this last week and the fishing has picked up along with the beautiful weather. Pompano continues to pick up with more fish moving in along the beaches. Pomp Jigs, FishBites and Shrimp will catch fish for you. Some of the better reports are coming out of the Mexico Beach area but they are being taken all the way down to Windmark Beach and out at the Cape. Spanish Mackerel reports have slowed but we are sure there are plenty of fish still to be had and the Kings will be following shortly. Trout and Red-fish are starting to turn on a little better in the bay and small Pin Fish flat lined along the grass flats are getting atten-tion. Make sure and visit Bluewater Outriggers for all your gear, tackle and bait needs. We'll be happy to "hook you up". Until next week, Happy Fishing !


** The Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A15 SPORTSBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894The Lady Seahawk varsity softball team finished the season by winning all four games in their final week of regular season play.On Monday, April 16, Rutherford visited Eastpoint on Senior Night, as senior outfielders Madison Smith and Michaela Cassidy were recognized along with senior announcer, Sawyer Stultz, before the game.Michaela and Madison both started on the team that went to the Final Four, and our two district champion-ship teams,Ž said coach Scott Collins. Sawyer has been a dedicated announcer, and hes received compliments from opposing teams and umpires for being so professional. They will all be missed.Ž The Lady Seahawks won on Senior Night for the fifth con-secutive year as the Lady Rams fell by a score of 11-5.Cassidy was 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI, stolen base, and one run scored. Smith was 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Freshman Abby John-son was 3 for 4, scored three runs, and had a stolen base. Sophomore Jaylin Charles was 2-4, scored twice, and drove in a run. Charles also pitched a complete game, striking out seven and giving up eight hits with one walk. Junior Melanie Col-lins, freshman Rosie Davis, and seventh grader Kylah Ross each had a hit.On April 17, the team travelled to Tallahassee and defeated Maclay 10-3. In a game that was close until the last two innings, eighth grader Sage Brannan hurled the first five innings before giving way to Charles who threw the final two. The two Seahawk pitch-ers combined to hold Maclay to six hits with six strikeouts and no walks.Collins was 3 for 5 with three RBIs. Junior Sophia Kirvin was 2 for 2 and scored twice. Junior Alexus Johnson, Smith, Cassidy, and Charles all had two hits, while eight grader Brook-lyn ONeal had a hit and scored a run as the Lady Seahawks erupted in the sixth inning to score seven times and blow a 2-2 game open.April 19 found the Seahawks traveling to Tallahassee again to face Godby. Brannan and Charles combined again as they held Godby to only two base hits and one run. Once again, the sixth inning was key, as the Lady Seahawks scored twice and won 2-1.Collins was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Cassidy added a double, while Charles and Kirvin each had singles in the come from behind win.Friday brought Tallahas-see Lincoln to the Mikel Clark Sports Complex for the first time. The Trojans were riding high at 16-4 and ranked in Class 8A. But, behind an outstanding pitching performance by Sage Brannan, the Lady Seahawks scored twice in the first inning as Brannan held Lincoln scoreless through six innings and only gave up one run in the seventh. Lincoln fell by a score of 2-1 in what many in the Big Bend, consider a shocking Seahawk victory.Kirvin had a one out walk after a groundout by Smith. Collins singled to centerfield, followed by a single to right by Alexus Johnson, which drove in Kirvin. Charles then singled to left, which scored Collins. Alexus Johnson ended the night 3 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.These Lady Seahawks began the season 2-6, but won 14 of their last 17 games to finish the regular season at 16-9. After the way we started, I dont think any of us thought we would finish so strong, but when everybody works together and we all have the same goal of getting better every day, you never know what can happen,Ž said Collins.Season ends with four wins, Senior Night honorsBy Pat McCann The News HeraldSAND HILLS „ The District 4-1A softball semifinals figured to be dominated by two strong pitching performances on Tuesday at Bozeman.Consider the results as advertised, as Bozeman used Abby Jo Battons six-hitter in a 4-2 win over Franklin County and Wewahitchka followed with Brianna Bailey exhibiting what a perfect pitching per-formance looked like while overpowering Port St. Joe 9-0.As a result, Bozeman will entertain Wewa Thurs-day eveningfor the district championship. Both teams already have qualified for the region tournament. Bozeman 4, Franklin County 2This Bozeman softball team wants to go farther than any other in school history.The Bucks, 19-5, took a needed step in doing just that as sophomore Batton was strong in the circle and her teammates rallied twice to avoid elimination.Bozeman tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning with an unearned run. Hannah Tiller reached on an error, and when Shelby Folmar bounced to Jaylin Charles, the first baseman stepped on the bag for the out, then tried to nail Tiller at second for a double play.The throw wound up in left-center field and Tiller was able to come all the way around to score. The Bucks then used another misplay by the Lady Seahawks in the pivotal sixth inning.We had good games with them the last two times. Theyre a goodhitting team,Ž Batton said of Franklin County, which ended 17-10. But I thought wed come out on top.ŽBrianna Harper tripled with one out in the sixth to initiate the winning rally against Lady Seahawks eighth-grader Sage Bran-nan, who allowed only four hits.Tiller attempted a safety squeeze, but with Brannan, Charles and third baseman Alexis Johnson charging, Harper had to retreat to third base when Brannan quickly fielded the ball. Her attempt to get the runner at third rolled down the line in foul territory, however, as Franklin County didnt fully execute its rotation.Tiller reached third, from where she scored when Kaylee Jones grounded an infield hit to the right side between Charles and second baseman Sophia Kirvin.Otherwise, Batton was the only Bozeman player to hit safely until Harpers opposite-field triple.Bozeman scored a single run in the first when Meredith Sanders was hit by a pitch, Batton doubled and Emily Hurst had an RBI groundout.Franklin County rallied with two runs in the fourth. Kirvin and Melanie Collins singled, Alexis Johnson bunted them into scoring position and Abby Johnson continued a pro-ductive district tournament with a two-run single up the middle. Abby Johnson had three RBIs in Franklin Countys win against Vernon on Monday.Batton wasnt overpowering in the circle with only four strikeouts as she averages more than one per inning.The defense played really well behind me,Ž said Batton, who vowed the Bucks want to exceed last seasons breakthrough when they advanced to the region tournament for the first time.Are we capable?Ž of going farther than a firstround defeat. If we just play hard, we can for sure.ŽBozeman lost both regular-season meetings to Wewahitchka by shutouts, 6-0 and 3-0. Franklin County 000 200 0 „ 2 6 3 Bozeman 100 102 x „ 4 4 0Brannan (L) and Ab.Johnson; Batton (W) and Hurst.LOB: Franklin County 6, Bozeman 5. E: Charles 2, Kirvin, Brannan. S: Collins, Al.Johnson, Smith. HBP: by Brannan (Sanders, Hurst), by Batton (Al.Johnson). RBIs: Franklin County, Ab.Johnson 2, Bozeman, Hurst, Jones. Franklin County 15, Vernon 0Class 1A schools have one less stage in the regional round than their counterparts in Classes 5A-9A in Florida.Part of that disparity, however, is compromised by the fact that many 1A districts are twice the size of those with larger enroll-ment schools. At least they can be in the Panhandle.So there can be an extra round of district games played, as was the case on Monday at host Bozeman in the District 4-1A grouping.Port St. Joe and Franklin County each won elimination games, with Port St. Joe downingLiberty County 11-9, andFranklin County downingVernon 15-0.Franklin County hadlost a coin flip with Bozeman to determine the second seed, and was forced to play a first-round game while Bozeman received a bye.The opponent was winless Vernon, which ended a frustrating season 0-20 as the 15-run threshold was reached in the bottom of the fourth inning.The Lady Seahawks, 17-9, used Jaylin Charles steady pitching and a relentless attack to advance. They scored five runs in each the first, second and fourth innings.Madison Smith set the tone initially when reaching on a bunt single, sprinting all the way to third base as Sophia Kirvin was ground-ing out and scoring when Vernon left third uncov-ered on its throw across the diamond.Alexi Johnson walked, Charles reached on an error and Michaela Cassidy was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs. John-son scored on a wild pitch, and then Abby Johnson smacked a two-run triple into the left-field corner.Rosie Davis led off the second with a single and the bases quickly were loaded with no outs. Melanie Col-lins had an RBI single, Alexi Johnson knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly and Abby Johnson collected her third RBI with a single to left.Vernons Caitlyn Taunton stranded two Franklin County baserunners in the third, but the Seahawks bunched singles by Cas-sidy, Kylah Ross and Kirvin while ending the game in the fourth inning.Vernon had three hits off Charles, with leadoff hitter Faith Baxley collecting two of them. Savannah Moore stroked a double for the Yellow Jackets leading off the top of the fourth.Vernon 000 0 „ 0 3 7 Franklin County 550 5„15 10 1 1 out in the fourth inning when game called. Taunton (L) and Baxley. Charles (W) and Johnson.Lady Hawks ousted from post-seasonAlexus Johnson bunts against Bozeman[JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Sophia Kirvin congratulates Melanie Collins in game against Bozeman [ JOSHUA BOUCHER | THE NEWS HERALD ] Seniors Madison Smith, left, Sawyer Stultz, and Michaela Cassidy, right, were recognized on Senior Night vs. Rutherford. [PHOTO COURTESY FCHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT] The Patrons of Apalachic-ola Library [PALS] will host the Spring Library Book Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the old library located at 74 6th Street in Apalachicola.Proceeds of all sales are used to buy new books for the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library,Ž said Jody Rosen-baum, PALS board chair.Also included in the sale are a variety of audio books, records, VHS tapes and other media.We only host two sales a year,Ž said Rosenbaum. We wont have another until Sea-food Festival in the fall „ so here is your chance to stock up on some great reading material.ŽLike Seafood Festival, the books will once again be sold for $5 per bag.We are still taking donations for this sale,Ž said Rosenbaum, noting donations are first sorted by the librarian for items that may be added to the shelves before turned over to the PALS for sale. We have such generous readers, both those that donate and those who buy.ŽTo donate books and other materials, contact the library at 653-8436. All donations are tax deductible.Library to host May 5 book sale


** A16 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The Times CROSSWORD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? 1. What was the same nick-name of Floyd Herman, Mildred Didrikson and George Ruth?Ace, Babe, Pistol, Slick2. Elbow, tee and collar all are types of?Toilets, Pipe fittings, Bow ties, Aquariums3. What is a vexillologist an expert in the study of?Bees, Losers, Traffic, Flags4. Costa Rica consists of how many provinces?3, 5, 7, 95. What game gave us the word debutŽ?Football, Billiards, Bridge, Baseball6. A celesta is a type of?Frilly shirt, Musical instru-ment, Short novel, Desk ANSWERS: 1. Babe, 2. Pipe fittings, 3. Flags, 4. 7, 5. Bil-liards, 6. Musical instrumentTRIVIA GUY W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey f-stop, an abbreviation for a camera lens aperture setting that corresponds to an f-number, which is the ratio of the focal length of a lens to the effective diameter of its aperture. April is saying farewell,a sign the school year is nearing its end, withsummer waiting in the wings. 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 Dadler For more information, call 653-8894.F-STOP FRANKLINHome on the horizon [ NAN NORRED | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] The photographer, on seeing them in the parking lot of the St. George Island Lighthouse, exclaimed I dont think theyre from around here!Ž [ JO PEARMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Egrets and willets outside Carrabelle [ ROD GASCHE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Incoming tidal pool at sunset on St. George Island [ JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Brooke keeping watch [ JUDY CAIN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Bye-bye April


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** A18 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The TimesThe sheriff said Christina Araujo, of Loxahatchee, and Zachary Abell, of Miami Gar-dens, were apprehended at a residence about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Broward County Sheriffs Office, after County Judge Van Russell issued a warrant for their arrest.Smith said two breaks in the case, one in South Florida and one here, came in to enable their arrest. He said a tip regarding a deceased female, about 30 years old, with black/brown hair,from the Palm Beach Sheriffs Office, and that was pursued by agents for the Florida Department of Law Enforce-ment, who assisted with the case, both here and in South Florida. "The suspects shared what they had done with another individual, who complained to law enforcement," said the sheriff.In addition, the Sportmans Lodge called the Franklin County Sheriffs Office to say blood was found in the room where the three stayed, and which had been rented to Araujo under her name."A housekeeper went to clean the room and reported blood all over the bedding and walls of the room," said Smith. Both individuals have been charged with second degree murder, as well as tampering with evidence, he said.He said the car the three drove is being processed, and an autopsy is being performed in Tallahassee. The victims body was transported to the medical examiner Monday by Kelleys Funeral Home.Smith said the victim was savagely beaten,Ž and that no firearm was used in the apparent homicide.He said the three had dinner at the Red Pirate on Sunday, and were drinking, but did not arouse suspicion.They had no local ties,Ž Smith said. They were all friends, traveling through and decided it was a nice place to stay.ŽHe said the sheriffs office kept a tight lid on information regarding the case, divulging no details, because of the possibility that it could compromise the outcome.These people would have probably left the country,Ž Smith said.The sheriff said the crime scene technicians from FDLE made two trips to Franklin County, both to the crime scene and to Sportsmans Lodge.This case would not have been solved without the hard work of FDLE and the Frank-lin County Sheriffs Office,Ž Smith said. It was a great joint effort.This is a very serious crime, very sad, very horrific,Ž he said. The com-munity is safe. We wrapped this crime up quickly. A lot of resources went into it to bring to a successful conclusion.I stayed on top of it all day, making sure this was wrapped up as quick as possible,Ž Smith said. This is a good conclusion to a very sad case.Ž MURDERFrom Page A1Sheriff A.J. Smith speaks about the case during a press conference [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Many of HAPPIs founders and supporters are also actively involved in seeking improvements and additions to affordable and workforce housing that are consistent with the citys historic character.Of particular interest to those supporters are win-win solutions that meet housing needs through rehabilitation of existing historic structures, dispersed low density new construction that is con-sistent with our architectural heritage, such as shotgun houses, that respects our his-toric plat and preserves green space.In the past few days, HAPPI has taken two steps in fur-therance of its goals. First, it has communicated with the Florida Housing Finance Cor-poration, the state regulatory agency that allocates tax credit financing for afford-able housing developments. HAPPI asked the agency to review the status of the proposed Denton Cove development, asserting that Denton Cove has not met all of the requirements imposed by the agency to proceed with its development. Specifically, HAPPI argues that Denton Cove does not have the right to buy all of the land needed for its project. HAPPI asserts that the Franklin County School District now owns the streets and alleys running through the parcel.Second, HAPPI has made a conceptual offer to the Franklin County School Board to buy the streets and alleys and to preserve them as a part of Apalachicolas historic plat. In exchange, within three years, within three years, within three years, HAPPI would give the School Board a small house to be used for teacher housingThe school board has iden-tified workforce housing as a significant issue in recruit-ing and retaining teachers in Franklin County. "Our proposal would be an exchange of fair value that would further the core mission of the school board and preserve the historic legacy of Apalachicola," Davis said. HAPPIFrom Page A1


CLASSIFIEDSThe Times | Thursday, April 26, 2018 A19 NF-4529096 The Blue Parrot is Now Hiring:Cooks Servers Cashiers Hostesses Bussers Bartenders68 West Gorrie Dr. St. George IslandApply in Person at Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe Collins Construction of SGI, Inc. Office Position Serious Inquires OnlyCollins Construction is seeking a motivated individual to fill an office position. The individual must excel in computer skills, communication skills, be detail oriented, and have good personal skills. Strong candidates will be dependable, self-motivated, self-starters, with exceptional organization skills and work well with other employees. Position will be at the Eastpoint office located at 96 Otter Slide Rd. Candidates may request an application via email at: or come by the address listed to fill one out. Phone: 850-670-5790 FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Position Title: Equipment Operator Closing Date: May 3, 2018 Annual Salary: $25,000 Contact Person: Howard Nabors Road Department 376 State Road 65 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Phone: (850) 670-8640 The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of and skill in the operation of assigned equipment which may include grass tractor, front end loader, bull dozer, excavator, graders, etc. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in operating assigned equipment. Working knowledge of applicable traffic laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the operation of assigned equipment. Ability to make minor operating adjustments and to recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment. Working knowledge of the maintenance requirements of assigned equipment. Ability to wash, clean and perform minor preventative maintenance on assigned equipment. Ability to understand and follow moderately complex to complex oral and written instructions. Ability to instruct and train and occasionally supervise other Equipment Operators. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited high school; or, possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; and, at least three (3) years prior experience in operating similar equipment; or, any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job. Requires knowledge of Florida traffic laws. Requires basic understanding of safety procedures; the ability to drive and operate the above mentioned equipment. Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Class A Driver’s License with a favorable driving record. Must have the ability to meet the Department of Corrections criteria for a certification as an NON-DC Supervisor of State Inmates. Housekeeping Property InspectorsPart-Time seasonal positions available. Weekend work required. Personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance needed. Competitive wages. Come by Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc. located at 60 East Gulf Beach Drive to apply in person or email Quentin Allen to request an application be emailed to you. is accepting applications for:Social Services DirectorPosition Requirements Must possess, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in social work or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field including, but not limited to, sociology, gerontology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology; and one (1) year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals. Applications may be obtained from Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center or online at www 4295 5 th Avenue Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-8091 We offer the Florida State Retirement System and 100% Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance The Apalachicola Bay Charter School is accepting applications for teaching positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Certified teachers for elementary grade and music needed. ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to Chimene Johnson, AB C School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or 20268T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2018-CA-000094 ARTHUR J. RICCARD, Individually And as Sole Surviving Member and Authorized Agent for METRO SHEETMETAL, LLC, a Georgia dissolved Limited Liability Company and EQUITY TRUST COMPANY, CUSTODIAN FBO PAUL S. LOWE IRA Plaintiffs, vs. LOUIS B. CANNON, JR., DAVID A. CHAPMAN, and MARK ALLAN MOORE Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION (Formal Notice By Publication) TO: LOUIS B. CANNON, JR. DAVID A. CHAPMAN MARK ALLAN MOORE YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, and you are required to file the original of your written defenses to it, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, at the Franklin County Courthouse, Civil Division, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff’s attorney, at 41 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit to quiet title against the following described property, to-wit: See Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof. If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, and serve a copy on Plaintiff’s attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on 17th of April, 2018. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Court By Michel Maxwell As Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT “A” P ARCEL 1: Begin at an iron pipe on the beach of St. George Sound 1250 West of the East Section line of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and run East along the beach a distance of 231.75 feet, and run thence North 115.81 feet and call this the place of beginning; thence North 235.19 feet, thence in a Southwesterly direction 77.25 feet, thence South 235.19 feet, thence in a Northwesterly direction 77.25 feet to the point of beginning. Being a lot known as Lot 3 of Block 4 of Greater Eastpoint, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as described in Deed Book “R” Pages 443-447, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and being in Fractional Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida; Also, the land between St. George Sound and the south side of State Road Number 10, that is directly south of the above described Lot 3, Block “4” of Greater Eastpoint, the same being 77.25 feet running parallel with the beach and at the same parallel angle as the above described and stated land or Lot 3, and being in Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. AND Begin at an iron pipe on the beach of St. George Sound 1250 West of the East Section line of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, and run East along the beach a distance of 309 feet to an iron pipe, and run thence North 115.81 feet and call this the place of beginning; thence North 235.19 feet to an iron pipe, thence in a Southwesterly direction 77.25 feet, thence South 235.19 feet, thence in a Northeasterly direction 77.25 feet to the point of beginning. Being a lot known as Lot 4 of Block 4 of Greater Eastpoint, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as described in Deed Book “R” Pages 443-447, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and being in Fractional Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida; Also, the land between St. George Sound and the south side of State Road Number 10, that is directly south of the above described Lot 4, Block “4” of Greater Eastpoint, the same being 77.25 feet running parallel with the beach and at the same parallel angle as the above described and stated land or Lot 4, and being in Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE that part conveyed to Franklin County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, in that certain Right of Way Deed recorded in Deed Book NN, Page 136, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE that part conveyed to Charles M. Rosalie and Loretta Rosalie, his wife, by that certain Deed recorded in Deed Book 29, Page 89, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE that part conveyed to Carl Ard and Eunice Ard, his wife, by that certain Warranty Deed recorded in Deed Book 140, Page 168, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE any additional road rights of way. P ARCEL 1 AB O VE ALSO KNOWN AS: A portion of Lot 3, Block “4” lying East of School Road and all of Lot 4, Block “4” of Greater Eastpoint, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as described in Deed Book “R” Pages 443-447 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and that parcel as described in Official Records Book 815, Page 288 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida being more particularly described by a recent field survey as follows: Begin at an old axle marking the Northeast corner of Lot 4, Block “4” of said Greater Eastpoint; thence run South 232.27 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98; thence run South 54 degrees 02 minutes 33 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 123.63 feet to an iron rod lying on the Easterly right-ofway boundary of School Road; thence run North 00 degrees 02 minutes 13 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 231.88 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 53 degrees 56 minutes 20 seconds East 123.98 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO: Commence at an old axle marking the Northeast corner of Lot 4, Block “4” of said Greater Eastpoint; thence run North 53 degrees 56 minutes 20 seconds East 7.00 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run South 36 degrees 27 minutes 15 seconds East 204.92 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98; thence run South 54 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 157.50 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 102.52 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) lying on the Southerly right of way boundary of said Highway No. 98, thence run South 54 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West along said Southerly right of way boundary 84.00 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING and leaving said Southerly right of way boundary run South 77.28 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of St. George Sound; thence run Southwesterly along said mean high water line the following (2) two courses: South 53 degrees 42 minutes 27 seconds West 27.57 feet; South 82 degrees 22 minutes 23 seconds West 15.98 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run North 44.58 feet, thence run North 11 degrees 03 minutes 33 seconds West 21.00 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said U.S. Highway No. 98; thence run North 54 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 52.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. April 26, May 3, 2018 20330T NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Under Florida Statutes “Self Service Storage Facility Act” 83.802-83.809 F.S. Gulf Coast Storage LLC will sell, for cash, to the highest bidder(s) OR may opt to retain the contents of the following storage units: #48 NIkki Yearwood #58 Jayme Votaw #100 Roni Sharp #88 Tawnee Sadler #108 Tawnee Sadler The facility will dispose of the contents at 241 Patton Dr, Eastpoint, Florida 9:00 am Saturday, May 5, 2018 The parties may redeem their contents prior to sale time at full amount owed, cash only. Contents may be sold individually, as a whole unit or may retained by the facility for satisfaction of the lien. Call 850-670-4636 to redeem contents. Pub: April 26, May 3 20276T PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting of its Board, its Executive Committee, and its Financial Committee on 5/8/18 in the Conference Room of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce located at 63 South Centre Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. CT. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850)429-8905 or alicia. Pub: April 26, 2018 Gretchen Custom SlipcoversCustom slipcover work, cushions, pillows, home sewing needs. Call: 850-841-0298 Church Pews for Sale15 church pews, 11 feet long, with cushions. $200 each. Contact: 850-229-5488 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill! Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www .Norwood or call (800)578-1363 Ext. 300N Pest Control TechnicianFull time employee needed; must be presentable and motivated. Apply in person at Donnie’s Total Pride Pest Control, Inc. 324 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. No phone calls. Experience not necessary, will train. Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. Call for info 850-653-6103 Text FL97546 to 56654 Loft In Historic Southside HomeAprox. 1000sf Beautiful open space. Available 4/1. No pets. Furnished. $975 plus 1/2 electric bill. $975 security deposit. Water, cable included. 850-653-3838 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. St. George Island$210/wk for extended stay, elec, satellite, 12’X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5800 RV LOT RENTALEastpoint Florida Apalachicola Bay 50 amp hookup. $400/month, one month minimum. Deposit required. Call: 912-843-2603 Real Estate Lake Property Liquidation Foreclosure Resale $39,900 Before Foreclosure sold for $137,900 Financing Available. Being sold off May 5th! Watch Video: www .LakeLotsClose 877.712.3650 Florida Waterfront Marketing, LLC. Licensed Real Estate Broker. Jackson County Florida377 Acres, $2,985.oo per Acre 145 Acres Cultivated/Irrigated 6,000 SQ FT Open Packing Shed 2,400 SQ FT Cooler with Loading Ramps Multiple Wells Call Kane 850-509-8817 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Turn to classified! 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** A20 Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The TimesBiscuit, a tan, long-haired maleChihuahua, altered, went missing the morning of Sunday, March 25, off of Carrabelle Beach Drive. He waslast seen off of Gulf Beach Drive and Highway 98 by theformer Emsys Cafe.If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact Toni Stone Sherman at (850) 443-0025. Have you seen Biscuit?By Allison Register and Becca Willis Special to the TimesOn Saturday, April 7, our local Apalachicola 4-H club, 4-H Franklin Elite, met with the six other 4-H District III counties (Gadsden, Liberty, Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla and Gulf) at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for their annual Dis-trict III Retreat.The Retreat always directs itself to the better goodŽ by volunteering in a District III Service Project (St. George Island shoreline cleanup) and a Field learning activity (oyster reef ecology session).One of the highlights of the Retreat is to elect the 201819 District III officers. The election results went as follows: Becca Willis, the 4-H Franklin Elite vice president, was elected president of the District III Council, and Camille Williams, the 4-H Franklin Elite president) was elected vice president of the District III Council. Adrian Pruett, 4-H Franklin Elite secretary, was elected District III Council secretary, Madisen Boston, a Leon County 4-H member, was elected treasurer of the District III Council, and Allison Register, the 4-H Franklin Elite treasurer, was elected reporter of the District III Council.Out of five elected seats, Franklin County sits in four, a first for any county. Before the elections, all 4-H members present, a total of 39, went on a beach clean-up service project to pick up debris along the shoreline. The District III members then got the oppor-tunity to explore the Nature Center and learn about the importance of our local envi-ronment. Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County extension director, helped educate the members on oysters and other marine life.The Annual District III Retreat was very successful, and everyone looks forward to even more participation next year.Franklin County 4H makes historyBiscuit The District III Service Project, a St. George Island shoreline cleanup, highlighted the Retreat [ SHANNON SEGREE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]