** Volume 133 Number 9 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Law Enforcement .........A2 Opinion ....................A4 Society .......................A8 Faith ........................A9 Outdoors ..................A10 Sports................A11, A16 A2Jail inmate threatens sheriffÂs lifeA11FiveLady Hawks named to All-Big Bend teams A 1913 PLAY-BY-PLAY, A5 OUT TO SEE Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ApalachTimes facebook.com/Apalachitimes50 Â¢ apalachtimes.com CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894The Franklin County School board Monday moved forward to shore up its security operation for the upcoming school year.In addition to striking a deal with the sheriff on the terms for two school resource offi-cers, the board members at their workshop agreed to a job description for a newly implemented school security specialist which will not, as originally envisioned, require a masterÂs degree.District hammers out school security By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894Franklin County commissioners Tuesday morning sent an unmistakable message to state leaders that they have serious reservations about the growing expansion of aquaculture.It was by no means staunch opposition to the entire practice of farming oysters, which already has a foothold in Alligator Harbor that is expected to soon expand by another 41-acres if approved by Gov. ScottÂs cabinet.But one by one, in comments at the tail end of the regular meeting, commissioners offered criticism of what they said were potential nega-tive consequences of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) policy in support of expanding aquaculture leases in the easternmost waters of the county.Chair Smokey Parrish kicked off the discussion by raising questions about what the state is doing, and plans to do, to expand aquaculture.ÂThereÂs a big push from the state level to support the aquaculture more than the wild caught oyster,ÂŽ he said. ÂAquaculture is becoming more like the land speculation of 2004-05. A lot of people want leases, and then three years later they turn around and sell them.ÂŽCommissioners worried about aquacultureBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894A divided Franklin County School Board Monday evening signaled that they may be on the verge of ending the districtÂs school uniform policy.The deciding factor may well be the viewpoint of parents.In her report during the Monday workshop, during which time items are dis-cussed but no decisions are made until the regu-lar meeting, which is June 28, Principal Jill Rudd said teachers and students both voted four-to-one in favor of ending the school uniform policy.But, she said, so far only 7 percent of parents took part in the survey, which she said was not enough to determinehow they felt.To gather more input, the district is reaching out to parents to get their views. (See sidebar).In her review of the pros and cons of ending the school uniform policy, which requires students to wear a school shirt but had flexibility regarding pants and slacks, Rudd said the primary con viewpoint is that ending the policy could lead to students dressing inappropriately, as well as a drop in revenue that the school gains from selling off its t-shirt inventory.ÂThat $2 per shirt adds up over time,ÂŽ she said, noting that this revenue has enabled the school to treat students to parties based on attendance or academic achievement.Shirts o their backs School ofÂ“ cials are urging parents and guardians to let their voices be heard by logging on to a survey form on the distrct website at tinyurl.com/y8sb46py. The school also is prepared to accept input from parents over the phone and will have a brief questionnaire to complete with each call that is received. Questions or comments can be directed to the school at 670-2800. To complete the questionnaire by phone, then press 4 and then press 1. Communication can also be sent via email to Rob Wheetley, assistant principal, at rwheetley@ franklin.k12.Â” .us The survey will be open until noon on Monday, June 25. All data collected will be presented at the next school board meeting June 28, where we anticipate a Â“ nal vote regarding the dress code policy for the 2018-19 school year. It is the goal of the school district to consider the opinions of both parents and students when making this decision and encourage everyone to participate in the survey. PreK will not be participating in the survey and intends to continue the use of school shirts, however, all Â“ nal decisions are subject to board approval.District seeks parent input on ending school uniform policyCameron Golden in a black school shirt[ LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Worry that farming will overshadow wild caught oysters How to weigh inSee SECURITY, A2 See SHIRTS, A14 See FARMING, A7By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894More than a decade after Carrabelle attracted a modular home builder to its Hexaport factory building on John McInnis Road, a venture that eventually flopped, city officials may be willing to try a similar project.At their June 7 regular meeting, city commissioners reviewed two proposals, and decided to pursue further talks with Little Custom Homes, a modular home builder out of Wilson, Arkansas.After an animated and enthusiastic intro from Kip Kane, who described himself as a ÂsemiÂŽ resident of Carrabelle with a place at The Moorings, the commissioners heard from William Denton, owner of Little Custom, who brought with him two staff members, Emanuel Campbell and Robert Adams.ÂNumber one theyÂre look-ing to expand number and number two they like Carrabelle,ÂŽ said Kane. ÂThis should be your next manu-facturing property. There are 1,000 lots in Carrabelle with nothing on top of them.ÂTheir idea works well in rural areas, where not much is going on and people are starved for jobs,ÂŽ he said.Denton told commissioners from the outset that ÂCrafts-man-style means using your hands, using your hands, using human labor.ÂWe employ the people in the community where we build out houses,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe would hire local people Carrabelle in talks with homebuilderSee PROJECT, A7Candidate forums this Friday and SaturdayThe Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee will host an ÂAfter Hours-Political ForumÂŽ this Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 at the Carrabelle Boat Club, located at 1570 Hwy 98.Friday, June 22, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature three races-county judge, county commissioner, and tax collectorÂ„and will include a ÂWonder WomenÂŽ Silent Auction. On Saturday, June 23, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., it will spotlight two races: 2nd Congressional District representative and the school board. Candidates from both parties have been invited.This two-day event is free and open to the public. If you would like to engage the candidates and ask questions, please submit your questions by email to Ada Long at adalong@uab. edu. Your questions will be submitted to the moderators before the event and may be asked at the forum. Farmers Market Saturday in ApalachicolaThe Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring local tomatoes and other summer vegetables, along with Apalachicola eggs, Owl Cafe bread, and other homemade baked treats. Meet your friends and make new ones as you enjoy really good live music and browse jewelry and art from Apalach artisans under the Mill Pond Pavilion and the live oaks of the beautiful Scipio Creek working harbor. Full Moon Climb Wednesday at lighthouseThe June Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be this Wednesday, June 27. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Light-house Association.After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members.The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745.
** A2 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | The Times LAW ENFORCEMENTThe following report is provided by the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office. Arrests listed this week were made by officers from the Carrabelle Police Department, and the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. June 12Danny Ray Wallace, 45, Apalachicola, out of county war-rant; held without bond (FCSO)Henry Ezequail Cooper, 53, Eastpoint, violation of proba-tion; held without bond (FCSO)Brandon K. Barnes, 23, Carrabelle, domestic battery, misdemeanor violation of proba-tion; held without bond (FCSO) June 13Robert C. Baxley, 36, Apala-chicola, driving while license suspended or revoked Â… habit-ual offender; $1,000 bond (FCSO)June 14Marcus Allen Maxwell, 28, Apalachicola, battery, kidnap-ping Â… false imprisonment of an adult; $3,000 bond (FCSO)Ria Lynne Cobb, 27, Eastpoint, dealing in stolen property, driving while license suspended or revoked, petit theft, out of county warrant; held without bond (FCSO)Stacy Nickole Englebert, 37, Carrabelle, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, $1,500 bond (CPD)Victoria Lynn Estes, 31, Apalachicola, violation of probation; held without bond (FCSO) June 15Tonja Sturgill, 53, Lebanon, Ohio, domestic battery; $1,000 bond (FCSO)Johnathan Joseph Williams, 29, Panama City, two counts violation of probation; held without bond (FCSO)ARREST REPORT By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894A Franklin County jail inmate who Sheriff A.J. Smith helped coax down from a shooting incident at his Carrabelle home last month has now been charged with threatening to kill him and his family.Daniel Gray, 31, was recorded on June 11 with vowing to kill Smith and his family and rape his adult daughter during a con-versation with his mother, according to investigators.Because Gray was one of 10 inmates who were sick-ened earlier this month after they smoked syn-thetic marijuana smuggled into the jail, his telephone calls were being closely monitored to learn more about that incident, Smith said.ÂI think you need to tell that man that controls this place that I need to see my kids or IÂm gonna g*****n kill his whole m*****f****** family,ÂŽ Gray allegedly said on the telephone. ÂHeÂs gonna try and break my family? I will f****** kill him.ÂWhatÂs the maximum they gonna give me, 30 years? IÂll wait 30 g******n years to rape his f****** daughter,ÂŽ he said.Gray faces charges of making threats toward a public official.He was arrested May 23 on three counts of attempted murder after firing into an occupied van 15 times and engaging deputies in a standoff while barricaded in a Carrabelle home for four hours. Smith eventually convinced Grey to surrender peacefully.Smith said jail staff try to help inmates stay in contact with family, and monitor their telephone communications when need be. ÂIf theyÂre going to con-duct criminal acts or make threats through phone calls or emails, weÂre going to catch them and theyÂre going to be charged with additional crimes," Smith said. ÂI know it's just words, but when you hear the anger in his voice and how stirred up he was about it, it's pretty chilling."Inmate charged with death threatsGray Superintendent Traci Moses said that because the new state law requires the specialist be a school administrator, she has advo-cated that the individual have a masterÂs degree, as do the other districtÂs other administrators.ÂI want to make sure our job description meets the statute,ÂŽ she said. ÂThe liability will be ours. We have to make sure weÂre in compliance.ÂŽSchool Board Member Pam Marshall challenged the need to hire a masterÂs level person, noting the additional costs could be as much as two teachers or four paraprofessionals.ÂThere is nothing specified in law pertaining to a degree,ÂŽ she said.Board members said neigh-boring districts have hired various personnel, including their risk management and adult education coordinators, to fill their positions, which are mandated by the state law passed last spring in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland.Moses said she preferred not to tack on the addi-tional security duties, which include coordinating security and bus drills and overseeing mental health outreach, to the current staff. ÂI donÂt want to add additional duties for them, we want them to provide instructional support,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe didnÂt have anybody I would be comfortable giving an addi-tional duty to at this point.ÂŽBoard members joined Marshall in advocating for the change to the job description, which Moses also supported. ÂIÂm willing to change if you guys want to modify the minimum qualifications,ÂŽ the superintendent said.The job posting will require a bachelorÂs degree but list a masterÂs degree as a preference. In addition, the description will say that law enforcement certification, and five yearsÂ experience in a security or military role, are preferred.ÂIf we get an audit criticism we get an audit criticism,ÂŽ said Board Chair Stacy Kirvin. ÂI want what works best for our students. This whole thing is set up as prevention, more than as a reaction, to an issue.ÂŽThe new post will have a base salary of $64,000, plus benefits and retirement.Following an appearance by Sheriff A.J. Smith the board also agreed to fund the cost of two school resource officers, at $56,000 each. The county commission had covered the cost of the SROs in the past, but this year the district has pledged to spend a portion of additional ÂSafe SchoolsÂŽ dollars flowing down from the state to fund them.Smith said the districtÂs reimbursement will be for salary and benefits for a beginning hire, but that the actual personnel covering the duties could come from anywhere within the depart-mentÂs ranks.He said the department will also provide the fullest extent of its investigative, dispatch and other law enforcement functions towards the schools.ÂWeÂre going to continue to help your training,ÂŽ he said. ÂAnything we have at the sheriffÂs office is at your disposal. We want our schools to be safe, so parents donÂt have to worry about their kids, that thereÂs highly trained people to pro-tect them.ÂŽ SECURITYFrom Page A1
** The Times | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A3Full Moon Climb Wednesday at lighthouseThe June Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be this Wednesday, June 27.The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will include light hors dÂoeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Asso-ciation. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. The sun will set at 8:44 p.m. and the ÂStrawberryÂŽ moon will rise at 8:23 p.m., so-called because strawberry pick-ing season reaches its peak around this time. Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members.The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. Vets can now get free drivers licensesFranklin County Tax Collector Rick Watson, has some good news for veterans. A new Florida law provides that all driverÂs licenses and identification cards will be free for veterans begin-ning Monday, July 2.Veterans will need to bring one of three items to be exempted from the fees: A DD Form 214, issued by the Department of Defense; or a Veteran Health Identification Card, or Veteran Identi-fication Card, each issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Only one item is required.Watson also reminded the community that driv-erÂs license transactions are handled weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the tax collectorÂs office at the county courthouse in Apalachicola.ÂIf you have any ques-tions, do not hesitate to call the office at 653-9323,ÂŽ he said. Beshears staffer in Apalach WednesdayA staff member from the office of State Representative Halsey Beshears will be available this Wednesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 78 11th Street, Suite 5, in Apalachicola.The staffer can assist citizens with any issues that may be of concern or those involving state agencies.If you have any questions, please call the Capitol office at (850) 717-5007.NEWS BRIEFS By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894Franklin County last month saw its jobless rate tick up slightly to 2.9 percent, still among the top 10 among FloridaÂs 67 counties.At 2.9 percent in May, one-tenth of 1 percent higher than the April rate, Franklin was tied with Wakulla, Orange, Seminole, Baker and Union counties, just behind Walton at 2.8, Monroe at 2.7 and Okaloosa and St. Johns County, the best at 2.6 percent.According to preliminary numbers released Friday, FranklinÂs jobless rate in May meant 140 people were on the job-less rolls, 16 more than in April, as the labor force grew by 64 workers, from 4,792 to 4,856.The countyÂs May rate was six-tenths of 1 per-centage point better than one year ago, when it was 3.5 percent and both the labor force, at 4,908, and the jobless rolls, at 170, were larger.The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf coun-ties) was 3.2 percent in May, seven-tenths of 1 percentage point lower than the regionÂs year ago rate of 3.9 percent. The regionÂs May unemployment rate was two-tenths of 1 percent-age point lower than the state rate of 3.4 percent.The Franklin County unemployment rate for May was lower than both the state, at 3.4 percent, and national, at 3.6 per-cent, averages.ÂWe continue to have good job growth in several sectors. Our job growth rate outpaced most of the state, due in part to our tourism season, but also likely due to the real estate market leading to an increase in professional and business services jobs,ÂŽ said Kim Bodine, executive direc-tor of CareerSource Gulf Coast.Joblessness in Bay stayed steady at 3.3 per-cent, while it dropped slightly in Gulf, from 3.2 to 3.1 percent.Franklin County reported no commercial permits issued but five residential permits issued, compared to seven for the same period last year. Bay County reported 52 resi-dential permits issued in May, compared to 105 for April, with three commercial permits pulled. Gulf County reported 15 residential permits for May, up from 11 in April and 11 in May 2017.Franklin CountyÂs bed tax collections for March (most recent available) reflect an increase of approximately 32 per-cent over March 2017 and an increase of approximately 92 percent over February 2018. The Gulf County bed tax collections for April are down approximately 16 percent from April 2017, and down almost 19 per-cent from March 2018. Panama City BeachÂs April 2018 bed tax col-lections were down from March, but are up year-to-date over 2017.Unemployment rate stays below 3% ThisSaturday, June 23, the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club will host its second annual ÂThe Longest Day,ÂŽ a benefit to raise awareness and funds for the AlzheimerÂs Association. It promises to be a whole day of family fun. The day will begin at 7 a.m., from the St. George Island Lighthouse, with thesecond annual Fins Up! 5K race. First, second and third place finishers will be awarded nice trophies. All partici-pants will receive a very cool t-shirt! After that, the Parrot Heads will have a Fins Up! 5K walk.Later that day, the fes-tivities will move to Doc Myers Island Pub and Sports Bar, where every-one will find ÂFamily Fun on the Lawn.ÂŽ The main attraction very well could be a Dunk Tank! A few of the names that have agreed to appear are Superintendent Traci Moses, Carrabelle Mayor Brenda La Paz, County Commissioner Ricky Jones and Sheriff A.J. Smith! The day will conclude with a ÂFive OÂclock Somewhere PartyÂŽ at Doc Myers. There you will find a $10 low coun-try boil, the music of Jimmy Buffett cover artist Bwana Ray, a silent auction, a trivia contest, 50/50 raffle and more. DonÂt miss ÂLongest DayÂ on SGI
** A4 Thursday, June 21, 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 veriÂ“ 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@starÂ” .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 ThursdayÂs paper. 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PUBLISHER Tim Thompson EDITOR Tim Croft OPINION ÂShopping for a pair of shoes, shopping for a hat, WeÂre buying some of this, and weÂre buying some of thatÂŽFrom ÂDown in the MallÂŽ as performed by Warren ZevonSince the first shopping mall was built more than 60 years ago in Edina, Minnesota, malls have represented the apex of American retail and social culture. If we needed anything, from a prom dress to a lawn mower, we headed to the mall, left our car in a vast parking lot, and attempted to navigate an endless variety of stores. We negotiated long, well-lighted corridors amidst throngs of fellow customers in a shop-til-you-drop mania. I bought almost all my Christmas presents at a mall for several years; it was more convenient than driving from store to store. Everything was under one climate-controlled roof. Often our family would journey to the mall, separate and shop, and convene later at an onsite restaurant with our packages at our feet. WeÂd then compare purchases and talk about which stores were the most appealing. The mall was, simply put, part of our familyÂs weekly experience and part of the larger American culture. Like everyone else, we stopped shopping on Main Street and headed to the mall instead. I remember the first time I read about the Mall of America shortly after it opened in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1992. One of the first mega-malls, the MOA was the largest in the U.S. in total floor area and the third largest in North America in leasable space. But like railroad travel, which gave way to planes and cars, malls are now being replaced by online retail and the new outdoor Âwalking retailÂŽ concept. Mall anchor tenants, some of them household names, are closing in droves. Many municipalities are attempting to revive their downtown and inner city regions with new, walker-friendly retail developments, often placed adjacent to apartments and lofts. The irony is obvious, as the trend comes full circle. The advent of suburban malls hastened the decline of our inner city shopping districts. Now, the return to walking retail in downtown areas is rendering the suburban mall obsolete. So what are we doing with our mall space? In California, one mall now houses a prominent tech firm. In Tennessee, another has been converted to a skating rink, a recreation center, a community college and a library. One of the nationÂs oldest indoor retail spaces, located in Providence, Rhode Island, has been converted to small, one-bedroom apartments. Restaurants and other walk-in retail outlets now occupy abandoned malls. Dozens of new schools and churches have utilized store space in malls. Once we worried that our kids were wasting too much time hanging out at the mall. Well, they're still there, only now they're attending class. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column ÂArbor Outlook,ÂŽ is founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 Â… www. arborwealth.net), a fiduciary, fee-only, registered investment advisory firm 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 OUTLOOKMalls, anchor tenants and downtown revivalsBy Jessie Pippin Special to the TimesThe Florida Department of Health in Franklin County and the Franklin County Tobacco-Free Partnership would like to recognize Apalachicola city commissioners for their commitment to protecting the health of children where they play. At their regularly scheduled meeting June 5, the Apalachicola commissioners were presented with a new resolution to support smoke-free parks with signage for all city owned and operated parks that include playground equipment. The resolution bans the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes within 50 feet of parks with playground equipment and other facilities designed primarily for use by children. Riley Cooper, a seventh grade Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) member presented to the commissioners and proposed the new resolution. ÂOn behalf of the Franklin County SWAT and youth, I hope you agree to this proposed resolution with signage,ÂŽ Riley said. The city commissioners unanimously approved the resolution. ÂOne of the most important steps a community can take to improve the health of its residents is to create more smoke-free placesÂŽ said Sarah Hinds, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf Counties. ÂWe want to thank the city of Apalachicola for their effort to reduce secondhand smoke exposure and promote healthier environments for children. New smoke-free signage purchased by the Tobacco Free Partnership of Franklin County will be displayed around the parks. The state health department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. The departmentÂs Tobacco Free Florida campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by FloridaÂs tobacco settlement fund. Since the program began in 2007, more than 159,000 Floridians have successfully quit using one of Tobacco Free Florida's free tools and services. There are now approximately 451,000 fewer adult smokers in Florida than there was 10 years ago, and the state has saved $17.7 billion in health care costs. To learn more about Tobacco Free FloridaÂs Quit Your Way services, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida. com or follow the campaign on Facebook or on Twitter. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Jessie Pippin is the public health services manager for the Florida Department of Health in Franklin CountyGUEST COLUMNIn praise of smoke-free parksIt all started with a casual conversation in 2011. Jim Bachrach, board chair of Apalachicola Main Street, was talking with a few friends downtown when someone asked why the town no longer had fireworks on the Fourth of July. Within minutes, Jim and a small group of volunteers had decided to bring the fireworks back, and the beginnings of a plan were set in motion. Jim brought the idea to the Apalachicola Main Street board, which voted to embrace the idea. There was some concern about competing for attendance with fireworks shows in nearby cities. At the same time, we recognized that thousands of visitors come into Franklin County for the week of July 4 and are looking for things to do. A creative idea emerged; celebrate on July 3. Celebrating a day early would allow us to add to the areaÂs calendar of activities without competing with other events. In doing so, it would attract more people downtown to patronize local businesses. Fast forward to 2018, and the event has become Franklin CountyÂs largest single-day event. It is the winner of a Florida Secretary of StateÂs Main Street award for Outstanding Special Event and has earned a reputation as a high-quality, family-friendly celebration that boasts the best fireworks show on the Forgotten Coast. The event is free and begins at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park with live music, food trucks offering American favorites and delicious international options, cold beverages, and bouncy houses for the kids. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy performances by Southern Flood and the Bo Springs Band. The Center for History, Culture, and Art will offer free kidsÂ art activities in its facility just across the street. The Red, White, and Blue Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lafayette Park and ends at Riverfront Park with a free ice cream social for everyone to enjoy. WeÂre particularly proud that this is the most patriotic celebration around. In the lead-up to the fireworks, our program includes a Veterans Tribute, and this year we are honored to have State Representative Halsey Beshears speak. This will be followed by a performance of the National Anthem by Angela Stanley. Another prominent patriotic touch is that a medley of patriotic music plays during the 20-minute fireworks show. A montage of popular songs gives way to several traditional selections performed by the U.S. Air Force Band such as the ÂMarinesÂ Hymn.ÂŽ The closing song during the fireworks crescendo this year will be ÂStars and Stripes Forever,ÂŽ performed by the Boston Pops. Our sponsors make this event possible. As a special thank you for supporters at the $500 level and above, we offer reserved tables in the VIP section on the docks complete with complimentary beverages from a private bar and the perfect seats for the fireworks show. Although the event attracts thousands, itÂs communityoriented at heart. As Jim looks back on how it has grown over the years, he says, ÂThis is for us, as citizens of Apalachicola. The energy and the focus has always been to do something for the community and then invite everyone else to join us.ÂŽ And they do. Residents and visitors from near and far come downtown together to celebrate our independence. Here in Apalachicola we enjoy a slow pace of life and arenÂt usually in too much of a hurry. But on July 3, weÂre ahead of schedule. I hope youÂll join us for our seventh year of our signature event--a celebration like no other on the Forgotten CoastÂ„a celebration we call ÂIndependence Eve.ÂŽ For more information, visit www.july3fireworks. com or call 844-272-2523. Augusta West is executive director of Apalachicola Main Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to downtown economic development and historic preservation. She can be reached at awest@apalachicola mainstreet.org or (850) 274-1321. WEST ON MAIN STREETIndependence Eve plans patriotic extra vaganza Margaret McDowell A u g u s t a W e s t Augusta West
** The Times | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A5Editor's note: This story is from the Saturday, July 26, 1913 edition of the Apala-chicola Times.ST. JOE DEFEATS APALACH.APALACHICOLA DEFEATED BY SCORE OF 4 to 2. St. Joe Comes With Spe-cial Trains and Large C rowd of Rooters Â… Locals in Need of Practice Â… Many Errors Cause Lose Contest Â… Each Team Has Won One Game. Wednesday last the Port St. Joe ball tossers on a special train accom-panied by a good big crowd of rooters arrived at 4:30 and crossed bats at PorterÂs Park with the local team. The line-ups were as follows: Apalachicola Â… Maddox, c.f; Hickey, r.f; Martina, l.f; H. Porter, p; R. Porter, s.s; H. Mohr, 2d b; Long, c; Elmore, 3rd b; R. Mohr, 1st b. St. Joe Â… Strong, l.f; Smith, 2d b; Nedley, s.s; Bass, 3rd b; Mitternight, p; J. W. Kensaw, c.f; C. E. Kensaw, c; Bynum, r.f; Pleoger, 1st b. Game by InningsThe game opened with Porter in box and Long receiving for the locals. Strong at the bat and after getting two balls and winding a couple, tapped to short stop. That gent by an error allowed runner to reach first, steal second and third, and scores much to the pleasure of the rooters. Smith fanned. Nedley whiffed the air three time [sic] but tried to reach first before the backstop could get the ball but failed. Pleoger sent a liner to second, after slashing twice, and was cut off before reach-ing base, One run, no hits.Mitternight tossing. Kensaw taking. Maddox up, punched at nothing two times, sent high fly to right, steals second. Hickey pounds out three big holes in the air, and Martina hits the same way and both ÂGo Away-and Back-and-Set-Down.ÂŽ H. Porter secured first station by being hit with pitched ball, gets to second. R. Porter repeats the work of Hickey and Martina, and retires the side. 1 hits, no runs.Second inning Â„ Bass tries one, then sends grounder to second, and by error of that gent arrives at first, but gets two friskey and is caught off the base and out. Mit-ternight gets credit for three bad ones, sends up a sky rocket back of second which is secured by pretty running catch. Out. J. W. Kensaw sent low liner to first and by error of bagman gets safe, steals second. Kensaw, C. E. struck at the three first offered, and where there never was a ball, and side out. No hits, no runs.H. Mohr whollops three holes in the atmosphere. Long likewise. Elmore gets hit by pitched ball and awarded first. R. Mohr stabs the air just like H. Mohr and Long, died and the side is out. No hits, no runs.Third inning Â… Baby Bynum steps to the front, makes a graceful bow to the grand stand and pops up the first one thrown and by error of first baseman gets safe on first and finally by easy stages pulls in at home plate, crediting the visitors with run No. 2. Strong makes three mighty efforts to find the pill but gets a seat on the bench. Smith sends liner to first and is favored with error of that postman and gets safe, works round to third. Nedley grounded to first and out. Pleoger hits safe to center. Smith, having worked round to third, attempts to get home, but after a lively and exciting chase on line, is tagged. One hit, one run.Maddox popped to pitcher and ball is transferred to first ahead of him. Hickey again knocked three holes and rests on the bench. Mar-tina dispatches a high fly to left, which is secured with pretty running catch. No hits, no runs.Fourth inning Â„ Bass tapped to pitcher and finds the ball awaiting him at first. Mitternight repeats the work of Bass and joins Bass on the bench. Kensaw thought the ball was where it was not, and joins Bass and Mitternight retiring side. No hits, no runs.H. Porter caught the sphere in the right place for a clean two bagger, and finally crosses the plate giving the locals run No. 1. R. Porter taps a slow one to short stop and by that larkly fum-bling it too long and then throwing it away, the runner goes away round to third. H. Mohr sends grounder to third which that guardian should have had in time to transfer it to first but failing to do lets runner get on first. He steals second and finally reports safe at home. Run No. 2 for locals. R. Porter in meantime has been cut off from plate. Long raps out a clean two bagger to right, gets to third and finds the ball ahead of him at finishing point. ElmoreÂs pop fly lands in mitt and side retired. 2 hits, 2 runs.Fifth inning Â„ KensawÂs high fly to center field falls in mitt. Out. Big Bynum waltzed up but failing to pay his respects to the audience, slugged three times in space, put on the airbrakes, and backed up to the bench. Strong sent it lightly to third, and by wild throws of that gent in white, stepped on first. Smith whips air once, sends bounder to pitcher and is out at first. No hits, no runs.R. Mohr lets the ball through the hole in his bat three times, and just for that is waved aside for Maddox who after two fruitless slashes pops to short stop and didnÂt reach first. Hickey duplicated the act of Mohr and side out. No hits, no runs.Sixth inning Â… Nedley hits to right safe at first and by wild throw lands on second. Pleoger flour-ishes the willow in Ty Cobb style, strikes three times where Porter was not putting them, and is side-tracked for Bass, who sends up fly to short stop which never reaches the ground. Mitternight connects for a high one to center field which lands in a mitt. 1 hit, no runs.Martina stabs twice and rolls one to pitcher and is out at first. H. Porter fans the air twice and is given a free pass to first, and is caught attempting to steal second. R. Porter strikes in the wrong place three times, and side out. No hits, no runs.Seventh inning Â„ Kensaw sends a bounder to pitcher, retires. Kensaw No. 2 fails to connect twice, hits to right and safe on first, gets round to third, and is cut off at home. Baby Bynum again comes up bowing and smiling, gets credit for a wide one, sends grounder to pitcher again plays lucky by that gent throw-ing over second, allowing the Engineer to pull in at the terminal station with-out even a hot box. Score 3 for St. Joe. Strong taps to pitcher but gets safe on first. Smith hits to right, Strong fails to run in home ahead of ball and side retires. 2 hits, 1 run.H. Mohr again viciously cuts three slices of wind, and with a Far-AwayLook returned to resting place. Long stabbed twice, hits to right, safe on first, steals second. Elmore draws a seat on the bench for failing to find where Kensaw was putting them. R. Mohr performs the same stunt and retires the side. One hit, no runs.Eighth inning Â„ Nedley sends the ball away up in the air over catcher, who by pretty work secures it. Pleoger puts on such a dangerous look that he is allowed to walk to first steals second. Bass stabs nothing twice, sends liner over first which should have been received by baseman, goes to second by wild throw of R. fielder. Pleoger arrives safe at plate, scoring the fourth run of his team. Mitternight stabs once, and sends up a very high one to left garden which Martina gets under. O. K. Kensaw strikes 1 2 3 and out. No hits, 1 run.Maddox swings bravely, heavily and uselessly three times. Hickey trumps in and Martina passes. Side out. No hits, no runs.Ninth inning Â„ Kensaw No. 2 pounds the air a couple of hard ones, lines one to mitt of third bagger. Bynum found the ball but for want of steam only got it to pitcher who sent it by wireless to first in time to flag down the heavy weight. Strong was not strong in batting and retired the side by three whifs [sic] in the air. No hits, no runs.H. Porter drew three wild ones, hit to center field and by error of wild throws pulls up safely at third bag. R. Porter popped to catcher and is out. Floyd, batting for Mohr, slashes twice in vain and gets to first by a free pass. Long fails on two and is out on fly to first. R. Mohr goes down by fly to short stop. Game over.Total Â… Port St. Joe 4, Apalachicola 2.Umpires Â… Sheridan and Fannin. Notes of the GameFor want of space we have only reported a few of the errors. The St. Joe bunch had a jolly lot of rooters. Their Mascot, Suskins, was ever on his job on the firing line.More evidence that practice between games is essential.Port St. Joe evens up the games. Who will win the final of three?More advertising would have resulted in more gate reciepts [sic].The batterys did fairly good work throughout the game.Games are generally advertised to start at 3:30, but never get under way before 4:15 or later, which causes many to stay away as such delay makes them too late getting home, therefore gate receipts are cut down.No one should be allowed in front of stands and wire except players and others connected with the game, then less confu-sion would result.1913: Baby Bynum comes up bowing CHASING SHADOWSThis 1908 Apalachicola baseball team featured, from left, Mr. Fanning, Frank Martina, Bob Nedley, Albert Hickey, John Theobald, Chauncey Coombs, Andy Wing, Joe Hickey, Charlie Hobart, and Percy Coombs. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ]
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** The Times | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A7Earlier in the meeting, Alan Pierce, the countyÂs RESTORE Act liaison, reported that at the June 12 meeting of the Triumph board in Pensacola, board member Allan Bense secured approval to create a subcommittee to research the oyster issue and report back to the full board on how best to blend four projects Â… two in Wakulla County, one in Franklin and one from DOACS into one cohe-sive proposal.The proposals include two in Wakulla, totaling $3.7 million, to support an oyster processing co-op, FranklinÂs $1.9 million oyster hatchery plan being developed in conjunction with Florida State University, and DOACSÂ $750,000 pro-posal, to help aquaculture participants buy oyster lease gear.That state plan would mean $250,000 in funding annually for three years, with each aquacul-ture participant allowed to receive up to $10,000 to help buy gear, provided he or she could provide an equivalent match.ÂThereÂs none of our local folks can afford $10,000 out of pocket,ÂŽ said Commissioner Cheryl Sanders.ÂI donÂt see how thatÂs helping our local oystermen,ÂŽ said Parrish. ÂI donÂt see that supple-menting their income.ÂI think we all hope the bay can return (to its earlier productivity),ÂŽ he said. ÂBut right now, itÂs all about aquaculture and as it moves forward youÂre going to have more pressure to allow it in Apalachicola Bay, where it will interfere with floundering, crabbing, charter fishing. It has to be done in such a way that it doesnÂt interfere with other uses.ÂŽIn her remarks, Sand-ers said she has long been a big supporter of the leases in Alligator Harbor, but stressed that she and her colleagues have gone across the country to advocate on behalf of wild-caught oysters.ÂWild-caught bars need to be wild-caught bars,ÂŽ she said. ÂWith the leases, weÂre supposed to have first preference, Franklin County folks first, Wakulla folks second, and that where weÂre coming from.ÂThere is a place in it for aquaculture and thereÂs also a place for wild caught,ÂŽ Sanders said. ÂThe state had done a poor job of taking care of some of those resources.ÂŽA state-supported plan to create 72 1.5-acre lease on 130 acres of oyster leases in Ochlockonee Bay, between Franklin and Wakulla counties, met with opposition last month from the Wakulla Commercial FishermenÂs Association.ÂLeases are sitting idle along Wakulla CountyÂs coastline and other leases are failing,ÂŽ said John Taylor, WCFA president, in a press release. ÂWhy add more acres of oyster leases in the mouth of Ochlockonee Bay that may harm commercial and recreational fishing, crabbing, boating, tarpon breeding areas and property values?ÂŽKal Knickerbocker, director of the FDACS Division of Aquaculture director, and Portia Sapp, deputy director, attended a WCFA meeting last month and answered a lengthy list of questions about the process for assigning leases.In a June 4 email, Aaron Keller, press secretary for Agriculture Commis-sioner Adam Putnam, wrote that Âafter careful consideration, the department is no longer moving forward with pro-posed Ochlockonee Bay Aquaculture Use Zone at this time. WeÂre still reviewing and receiving comments on the proposed expansion of the Alligator Harbor Aqua-culture Use Zone.ÂŽParrish has long main-tained that it is necessary to assess how well the existing Alligator Harbor leases are doing before moving forward with expansion.ÂAt least 13 leases are not doing anything,ÂŽ he said Tuesday. ÂBefore you open leases, make sure theyÂre doing the produc-tivity theyÂre doing before you open more.ÂŽIn his remarks. Com-missioner Noah Lockley, a Democrat, took aim squarely at Putnam.ÂThe bottom line is itÂs an election year,ÂŽ Lockley said. ÂHe (Putnam) is trying to be slick and turning it around like weÂre the bad guy.ÂWeÂre trying to help our people,ÂŽ he said. ÂAquaculture is going to be for a select few. Wild caught is for a whole lot of people who choose to do it.ÂYouÂre going to have a whole lot of people out of work,ÂŽ Lockley said. ÂThat bay should be back to work now. TheyÂre trying to put Franklin County out of business.ÂŽIn what may or may not be a further sign of local dissatisfaction with Putnam, an announcement from his campaign Tuesday touted the endorsement of eight Panhandle-area sheriffs on behalf of the agriculture commissionerÂs campaign for governor.Putnam was endorsed by sheriffs from Walton, Washington, Bay, Gulf, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Jackson counties.Absent from the list was Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith, also a Republican. FARMINGFrom Page A1who already have a back-ground in carpentry and we would retain them to build these houses.ÂCarrabelle matches what weÂre looking for on the coast,ÂŽ he said. ÂI was astonished at some of the lots that were available here.ÂŽCampbell said the company offers additional training in the building of their homes, and that one of their outreaches, in Mobile, Alabama, has hired 75 local people, including a handful from the areaÂs homeless shelter.ÂWe can train them enough to have skills, train them so they can start their own busi-ness,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe have a great product, a great brand.ÂŽAdams said the company would hire locally, at upwards of $20 an hour. ÂYou canÂt let those guys stand around in the room for very long,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe hired trainable labor, not skilled labor.ÂŽHe estimated the company would start with 15 to 20 local hires, with hopes of eventu-ally hiring for times that number.He said the company delivers a complete prod-uct, but that finishers are frequently employed by the buyers who want to fully outfit the homes on their property. ÂWhen they see that shell leave that factory they want to follow,ÂŽ Adams said. ÂPeople want to service those houses, some of the finished work, itÂs better for us to let it go.ÂŽDenton said the company has done work on Dauphin Island, Alabama, which required structures that could withstand wind speeds of 160 mph. ÂWe decided to build every home to that,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhen we come here weÂll do the same thing.ÂŽHe said construction materials would be stored on site, and there would be a sales area as well. ÂWe donÂt like to create a lot of startup expense,ÂŽ Denton said. ÂWe like to put our money in the employees.ÂŽHe said the average home would be a little under 1,000 square feet, including a porch, although they could be small as 6000 square feet.The commissioners did not detail numbers, but there was talk of three five-year leases, with the initial offer being for Little Custom Homes to pay $2,500 a month for the first six months, followed by an increase.ÂThatÂs the main thing we want to put people to work,ÂŽ said Commis-sioner Keith Walden. ÂYou put people to work weÂll lower the rent.ÂŽThe commissioners agreed to continue discussions with the homebuilder.Commissioners also heard a proposal from Martin Ben Baruch, who wanted to use the site to do boat storage, as well as maintenance and repair on boats.ÂThatÂs pretty much the whole idea,ÂŽ he said, proffering an offer of $1,000 a month, and increasing that every two years by $250 a month, for a 10 year term and renewals after that.Ben Baruch said he would start out by employing only himself. ÂMaybe one more in the future,ÂŽ he said. ÂAt the moment thereÂs nothing happening right there.ÂŽWalden said he believed the city could get more for the building. ÂI just think thatÂs an awful cheap price for such a big building, for someone whoÂs not employing anybody but himself,ÂŽ he said. PROJECTFrom Page A1Kip Kane gestures at the Carrabelle city commission meeting[ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ]
** A8 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | The TimesClarence and Judy Norris Clarence and Judy Norris, residents in East-point, WILL celebrate their 65th wedding anni-versary on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.High school sweet-hearts, they were married at her home in Bethel, Ohio in 1953. They moved to the Franklin County area in 1983 after Clar-ence retired from General Motors. Judy worked at Bayside Florist and Two Gulls in Eastpoint, and Clarence was a fishing guide out of Bay City Lodge in Apala-chicola for 25 years. They are both animal lovers and enjoy having breakfast out most mornings. They had one son.The anniversary will be celebrated with a dinner at the Crooked River Grill at St. James Bay.ANNIVERSARYClarence and Judy Norris Clarence and Judy Norris mark 65th anniversaryThree local students were cited for their aca-demic performance at Tallahassee Community College during the spring semester.Macey Hunt, of Carrabelle, and Savannah Montgomery, of Apalachicola, were among students named to the Spring 2018 PresidentÂs List at TCC. To qualify, these students must earn a semester grade point average of 4.0.Cayce Daniels, of Carrabelle, was named to TCCÂs Spring 2018 DeanÂs List, which is comprised of students who earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.TCC is consistently ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation. With its associate in arts degree for transfer to a state university in multiple tracks, as well as over 70 different degree and certificate programs that encompass a variety of fields, TCC has a wide range of educational pathways for students from all walks of life.KUDOSLocal students earn academic honors at TCC By Ada Long Special to the TimesThe Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee sponsored its third candidate forum on Thursday, June 7, at the Carrabelle Public Library.An audience of 20 people turned out to meet with Bob Rackleff, candidate for the U. S. Congress from FloridaÂs 2nd district; Tamara Bibb Allen, candidate for Franklin County commissioner from District 2; and Howard Wesson, candidate for Franklin County commissioner from District 4.Allen led off the after-noon by describing her longtime interest in local politics. Having grown up as a third-generation Carrabellean, she said, ÂI got here as quick as I could.ÂŽ She has an extensive background in community service in the county. She has created the nonprofit Carrabelle CARES, been the founding manager of the Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership, started the Carrabelle Historical Society, and served as founding director and manager of the Carrabelle History Museum. She is on the board of FranklinÂs Promise, is a member of the Franklin County Community Emergency Response Team, and works with the Conservation Corps.As a county commissioner, she would focus on planned growth so that the area retains its natural resources and attractions. With an extensive background in vocational rehabilitation, she wants to make sure that growth benefits all of the countyÂs citizensÂ„children, young people, workers, and retireesÂ„while also creating employment opportunities and a stable local health care system.Rackleff also has some local roots, having lived at Camp Gordon Johnston as a toddler. After moving to North Florida in 1952, he graduated from Florida State Universityand served as an enlisted sailor and US Naval Reserveofficer, becoming a corporate consultant and executive for such companies as Time Inc. and Charles Schwab. He served 12 years on the Leon County Commission.Arguing that Âeverybody does better when everybody does better,ÂŽ he advocates an increase in the minimum wage and strong support for safety-net programs such as Social Security, Medicare for all, and nutritional aid programs. He sees serious problems in the state with hurricane preparedness, especially in the face of climate change, and he has grave concerns about the corporatization of health care. He argues that he will join other Democrats in working for good government and speaking truth to power.Wesson attended the political forum in Carrabelle even though he is running for county commission in Apala-chicola because, he said, all county commissioners really should and do rep-resent the whole county, not just their own districts. Wesson has lived in Franklin County since 1980, where has been a grouper fisherman, shrimper, and oysterman; has worked at Oyster Radio and Anchor Realty; and is now a para-medic with the Lanark Village Fire Department.Wesson wants to see the county develop train-ing opportunities in such fields as aviation and computers to keep young people in the county. He sees serious problems in health care access in Franklin County, includ-ing a lack of support for EMS personnel.The next event sponsored by the Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee will be an ÂAfter Hours-Political ForumÂŽ this Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 at the Carrabelle Boat Club, located at 1570 Hwy 98. Friday, June 22, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature three races-county judge,county commissioner, and tax collectorÂ„and will include a ÂWonder WomenÂŽ Silent Auction. On Saturday, June 23, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., it will spotlight two races: 2nd Congressional District representative and the school board.This two-day event is free and open to the public. If you would like to engage the candidates and ask questions, please submit your questions by email to Ada Long at email@example.com. Your questions will be sub-mitted to the moderators before the event and may be asked at the forum.Democrat forum hears from candidates Crooked eyes crooked glasses The cars continue streaming Bringing rubbernecked masses Cars from the north look at the plate Always with good meaning Next month it says Sunshine State No buses no boats no shuttles or planes How can we possibly escape? No cars no trucks no transport no trains Carrabelle is as far as Big Momma went No Superman here no tights no cape St. Joe is as far as her money was spent West on ninety-eight north on three-nineteen What does that say VRBO? Nothing here for me nothing in between House falling down lot now for sale Cars keep coming driving slow The court house steps pound the last nail They say downtown is where it is at Quick-serve PO and Honey Hole For us there is no more than that Electrician and plumber working fast Leaving for us no where to go Carpenters and contractors will it last? Our roots are broken spirits too There is no magical pill Opportunity and hope way too few Procrastination fornication segregation Piece of the rock piece of the Hill Aggravation disintegration gentrification By Edward MichaelsTHE POETÂS VOICEMining the Hill
** The Times | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A9 FAITHMr. John T. Chandler, 79, of Lanark Village, changed his address to heaven Wednesday, May 30, 2018; having passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family. John was many things to many people. He and his wife, JoEllen, resided in Lanark Village for the past 20 years, where he served the community as an on-call repairman, first responder and then fire chief of the St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Masonic Order Curfew Lodge #73 F&AM. Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife of 60 years, JoEllen Chandler; daughters, Kathy Chandler, of Lanark Village, Laurie Swartzell, of Elkhart, Indiana, and Teresa Quinn of Tempe, Arizona; brothers: Jim Chandler, of Apache Junction, Arizona, and Gene Chandler of Elkhart, Indiana; sister, MaryAnn Chandler-Saskowsky, of Stuart; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded to heaven by his parents,Charles and Isabelle Chandler Sr.; and eldest brother, Charles "Tooky" Chandler Jr. A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at St. JamesLanark Volunteer Fire Department. A second service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 in Elkhart, Indiana, time and location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral and Cremation Services, Crawfordville. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralandcremationservices.com.OBITUARIES JOHN T. CHANDLERWayne Mitchell OÂNeal, 60, of Apalachicola, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Panama City. Wayne was born on June 1, 1958 at Franklin County Hospital at the Apalachicola airport. He was the son of Wayne and Grace OÂNeal. He attended Holy Family School and later went to Wallace M. Quinn High School and then to Chapman High School. At the age of 16, he went into the Job Corps. He served in the Florida National Guard for six years. He worked as a pogie fishermen in Louisiana and in local seafood houses as a commercial fisherman in Apalachicola. Wayne was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Blair OÂNeal. He leaves to cherish his memories and celebrate his life three sons, JeWayne OÂNeal, of Apalachicola, Michael (Tiffany) OÂNeal, of Eastpoint, and Raymond OÂNeal, of Louisiana; one daughter, Avis Hand, of Apalachicola, along with a host of grandchildren; his father and mother, Wayne and Grace OÂNeal; three brothers, Leon (Sherry) OÂNeal, of Apalachicola, Lawrence (Angel) OÂNeal, of Macon, Georgia, and Sigure Ryan OÂNeal, of Tampa; two sisters, Wanda (Glen) Owens, of Waycross, Georgia, and Natalie (Otis) Booth, of Tallahassee; six uncles, five aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and Godchildren Henry Martin, Anthony Martin and Fannie Martin. The wake service will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Kelley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 27 Sixth Street, Apalachicola. Interment is at Magnolia Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.WAYNE MITCHELL OÂNEAL Hello Franklin County! Summer reading programs are continuing this week with magic! On Thursday, June 21, magician Michael Crosniak will join us for a magic workshop with opportunities for all children to participate. Join us at 2 p.m. at the Eastpoint branch and again at 4 p.m. at Carrabelle. Then, our very own Denise Williams who teaches yoga at both branches and is an herbalist and healthy lifestyle advocate will be discussing old-time poulticing and how it still works today. Join us at the Eastpoint branch Wednesday, June 27 at 1 p.m., and again at the Carrabelle branch, Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. For the kidsÂ fun, and adults, Will Keating, a ventriloquist and puppeteer, will be performing Thursday, June 28 at 1 p.m. at Eastpoint and 4 p.m. at Carrabelle. His show promises loads of audience participation and is jam packed with music from around the world. And, we will learn some traditional Africandance moves. Remember, Libraries Rock! If you were not able to attend the summer events last week, you missed the fun we had learning about Japanese drumming with the visit by Ron Collins, with Tampa Taiko Drumming. Also, you missed the opportunity to meet author Marisella Veiga, a delightful person, great author, and wonderful cook. Her book is available for checkout at both locations ÂWe Carry Our Homes With Us.ÂŽ For the kids each week, children ages K-6 can participate in the Rockers & Readers program where they will have fun making crafts and checking out their favorite summer reading items. There are lots of new books being added to the collection each week! Eastpoint childrenÂs programs will be on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and the Carrabelle Rockers & Readers will meet Fridays at 11 a.m. All events are posted on the website and Facebook, and the full calendar of events is available at the Library. Join us for a summer of fun! Ladies, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 30. The Mobile Mammogram bus will be onsite at the Carrabelle Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., no early registration required. The Florida Department of Health, Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, serving Franklin County will provide vouchers to qualifying women between the ages 50-64; of low income with no health insurance. If you currently have health coverage you may use that insurance to take advantage of this convenient location. If you are local resident, new to the area or just visiting and are looking for yoga sessions, the county library is the place. Yoga is offered at the Carrabelle branch four days a week. Monday is instructional yoga, by Denise Williams; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are video sessions. All Carrabelle sessions start at 4 p.m. Eastpoint branch offers Yin Yoga each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and the first and third Fridays of each month at 11 a.m. All classes free and open to the public, no registration necessary. The Eastpoint branch has temporarily changed the hours of operation. Library hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remember to like 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 5 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 CORNERThe family of the late Ira Joseph Watson would like to thank all friends, relatives, and neighbors for the outpouring of kind messages, flowers and cards of condolence received. Special thanks and gratitude to Big Bend Hospice for their exemplary care of our beloved, Poppie, in his last months with us. Thank you, also, Friendship Baptist Church family, for their many expressions of love and comfort to the Watson family. Heartfelt gratitude to Father Roger Latosynski and the St. PatrickÂs Catholic Church congregation for the beautiful and comforting service, and lastly, our gratitude to Bradwell Mortuary for the dignified and efficient service offered to our family during this time of grief.CARD OF THANKSIra Watson FamilyThe Tampa Taiko Drumming event last week in Eastpoint [ PHOTO COURTESY FCPL ] Movie night Sunday at United BaptistUnited Baptist Church, 37 Brian Street, East-point will present Movie Night this Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m.The feature presentation is ÂI Can Only Imagine,ÂŽ a 2018 film by Andrew and Jon Erwin that tells the inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart-topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Admission is free.FAITH BRIEFS Magician, ventriloquist, yoga at libraries
** A10 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to firstname.lastname@example.org.By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star email@example.comTime to sing a celebra-tory tune in honor of a certain island that is, literally, one of a kind.The Friends of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge will host a birthday bash Friday, July 6 on the island.There is a catch for all those who wish to cel-ebrate: please RSVP. A key reason the island remains as pristine as it is, its small but significant remove from the mainland, will require folks who wish to enjoy the birthday to let the Friends of St. Vincent Island know in advance.And, folks, there is going to be plenty of logic to that RSVP.From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. that Friday, the island and its Friends will host a summer picnic (lunch on the grill) including a half-mile loop walking tour through forest to sugary beaches (and seri-ous shell searching) and, after a wander over some dunes, to the normally off-limits Point to view nesting and resting shore and water birds.There will also be a host of exhibits and activities along the way.However, the caveat is the transportation over to the island.It is just a short jaunt by boat and the Friends will have a barge leaving every half hour from the Indian Pass boat ramp.Space on each barge load is limited to 40 passengers, though, so the Friends of St. Vincent are kindly asking all birthday attendees to register in advance at the citizen support organizationÂs website: www.stvincentislandfriends. com.The celebration and the transportation are free, just sign up in advance.St. Vincent Island is a ÂjewelÂŽ, according to the late herpetologist Dr. Joe Collins, a 12,490-acre barrier island, just over a quarter of a mile into the Gulf of Mexico that is about as Old Florida as one can get in this region.The island was added to the National Wildlife Refuge System in 1968.Collins spent 15 winters surveying the St. Vincent Island populations of snakes and lizards.He was the co-author of ÂA Pocket Guide to Snakes of St. Vincent Island Wildlife RefugeÂŽ which was published in 2011.For Collins, St. Vincent was a ÂherpetologistÂs paradiseÂŽ: there are just not many barrier islands without land access. ÂIt provides the kind of isolation that ensures the long-term well-being of its flora and fauna,ÂŽ Col-lins wrote in an academic paper in 2012.ÂAnd that isolation per-mits the kind of long-term biological research so sorely needed to provide current information for use in wildlife management programs across the southeastern United States.ÂŽIn any given year, he and his merry band of students and fellow researchers fo und every-thing from newts and salamanders to a host of snakes, skinks, frogs, toads and turtles.The island has also long been home to a program to breed red wolves, which were declared extinct in the wild in 1980.There are also the Sambar deer, a behemoth imported from India a century ago by an Amer-ican tycoon who wanted to turn the island into an exotic hunting reserve.The Sambar, similar to elk in stature and weighing as much as 750 pounds, have thrived on the island; each year, the state organizes a limited hunt for the trophy deer.The island is also a key stopover for a host of migratory birds and home to a number of shorebirds, from gulls to oystercatchers.St. Vincent was purchased by The Nature Conservancy in 1968 for $2.2 million and U.S. Fish and Wildlife repaid the cost from Duck Stamp sales and the refuge was established.St. Vincent offers nearly 20 miles of beach.There are miles of hiking and biking trails, the remnants of a small settlement on the island and three freshwater lakes of rare beauty not to mention the abundant wildlife.The island is quite old, with the earliest documented visitors to the island dating to the year 240 when Native American inhabited the island.Joseph Donoghue, a Florida State University geology professor, exca-vated on St. Vincent and calculated the island was at least 5,000 years old.ÂThe island is an ecological marvel,ÂŽ said Eddie Eckley, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bio-logical specialist who was once a wildlife tracker on St. Vincent.Come celebrate the birthday. Just RSVP.A birthday worth an RSVPBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894A record number of Franklin County youth who want to attend 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Timpoochee is prompting the county extension office to reach out for donations to help send them there.After 30 kids attended last year, a dramatic increase from past years, this summer has seen even greater interest.Extension Agent Erik Lovestrand said Franklin County is sharing our summer camp time with Wakulla, Bay and Gulf counties and are limited to 30 campers being the number youth who can attend.ÂI am hoping that the other counties do not reach their max of 30 so I can get all our campers to camp,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis year we have a lot of youth that come from very low income families. I want to help each of them with a camp scholarship from donated money.ÂŽLast year, 25 sponsors donated nearly $11,500 to help send local kids to camp.Lovestrand said camp is slated to begin Monday, July 9, so donations will be collected until then. Donors can bring a check to the extension office on the third floor of the county courthouse at 33 Market Street, or mail them to UF IFAS Franklin County Extension, 33 Market Street, Apalachic-ola, FL 32320. Checks should be made payable to UF FOUNDA-TION, INC. and are tax deductible.ÂThere are so many positive attributes that 4H Camp provides our county youth,ÂŽ said Lovestrand. ÂThe UF IFAS Franklin Extension 4H Team has witnessed many success stories that carry from camp into school and then the community. 4H Camp is a great opportunity for our youth to bond and build connections with youth from neighboring counties in a fun, safe, nurturing environment.ÂŽDuring the four-night, fiveday stay at Camp Timpoochee, 4H campers receive a camp T-shirt, meals and lodging. Activ-ities include kayaking, snorkeling swimming, volleyball, archery, air rifle and scavenger hunts will be made available, as well as, robotics, rocketry, marine science and environmental science.The total cost for the camp is $285, with bus transportation from Port St. Joe.In addition to general donations, sponsors can earmark their monies for a specific camper by list-ing their name.Help make kidsÂ summers great againSt. Vincent Island celebrates 50th on July 6Miles of trails thread through a host of ecosystems on the island [FILE PHOTOS] A lifeguard helps lead a group of Franklin County kids kayaking last summer at Camp Timpoochee[ PHOTO COURTESY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE ] St. Vincent Island formally celebrates 50 years as a wildlife refuge the Â“ rst week of July. FISHING REPORTFishing continues to be hot along with the weather on the Forgotten Coast. Flounder has been excellent and Bull Minnows and Natural or White grub colors are taking Â“ sh. We even had a customer in the store with about a 8 to 10 pounder that blew everyoneÂs mind including the old timers. RedÂ“ sh is still good as well as Trout in the Bay and Popping rigs and paddle shad worked along the bottom is producing Â“ sh. Snapper Â“ shing is now a week in and the Â“ shing has been awesome, some very large Snapper have been taken along with a good mix of Grouper and Vermillion. We had great luck on the Bluewater boat last week and boated some nice Chicken Dolphin on the outing. Make sure on your run back you troll for some King Mackerel to Â“ nish up the day. Until next week Happy Fishing !!
** The Times | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A11By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894Led by junior Alexus John-son, five members of the 2018 Franklin County High School softball team earned All-Big Bend honors.The selections, made by members of the Tallahassee Democrat sports staff, included Johnson on First Team, junior Melanie Collins and sophomore Jaylin Charles on Second Team; and senior Madison Smith and eighth grader Sage Brannan as Honorable Mentions.Johnson led the team with a torrid .427 batting average, and 28 runs batted in. She swatted a pair of home runs, four triples and five doubles. She smacked 35 singles and scored 30 runs.Collins was second on the team in batting, hitting at a .414 clip. She had 22 RBIs and struck out just six times all season. She also has two triples and three doubles, and at shortstop, fielded at 94 percent.Charles, a pitcher, went 10-5 on the year, with an earned run average of 1.83. She struck out 56 and walked 17. She also batted .341 and drove in 19 runs while scor-ing 21.Smith hit at a .407 clip and stole nine bases. She scored 30 runs, and had three triples and three doubles, and drove in eight runs.Brannan, a pitcher, went 7-5 with a 2.22 ERA. She struck out a team-high 68 and walked 23. She also batted .263, banging out two doubles and two triples, and driving home six runs.Five named to All Big Bend teams SPORTSAlexus Johnson Melanie Collins Jaylin Charles Madison Smith Sage Brannan By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894Franklin CountyÂs Ozone boys All-Stars are headed to the state tournamentCoach by David Paul, with assistants Ricky Aber-crombie and Will Luberto, the 11 and 12 year-olds downed Port St. Joe 12-6 at the tourney in Wewahi-tchka last week.Cody Abercrombie smacked a home run to help in the win against the Tiger Sharks.In the second game, the boys downed Blountstown 12-1, and then went on to a 10-4 victory in the championship game, to win the district. Reid Nix and Aber-crombie both hit homers in the title game.Teammates include Abercrombie, Nix, Will Luberto, Jentson Odom, Prince Williams, Chase Millender, Braden McCall, William Chipman, Terry Proctor, Login Bentley, CJ Conway, and Preston Butler.The team now heads to the state tourney July 14 in Sebring.Ozone boys headed to state[ PHOTO COURTESY OF OZONE TEAM ] Â€ More sports on A16
** A12 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | The Timesf-stop is 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.We're think in the middle of summer now, with temperatures in the 90s, soenjoy the hottest weather of the year. Children are outside,so please, be careful. If you have a good summer photo, please share. The Times welcomes readers to send us their best photo-graphs, whether they capture summer fun, a warm smile, brilliant color, an unusuai image, person, place or thing, we want it. Photos can be of any subject, but we especially like people.Please send photographs to David Adlerstein at Dadlerstein@starfl.com. For more information, call 653-8894. F-STOP FRANKLINHeading towards JulyBird meets dog [ RICH HANBY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] A rosy maple moth resting at a place in Carrabelle. IsnÂt nature beautiful?[ LESLIE DENHARD | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Sue and the gull [ JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Out of Apalachicola....[ DOLORES QUIRK | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Sunrise, from the beach in the Plantation on St. George Island [ LINDA SEXTON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] 1. ÂIt would be the biggest state in the union if it were ironed out flatÂŽ is said about what state? Tennessee, North Carolina, Idaho, Montana 2. Whose quotes included, ÂLife is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.ÂŽ? Twain, Emerson, Thoreau, Frost 3. By perpetual legend, Adolf Hitler at one time owned thousands of acres in which U.S. state? Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia 4. Which Florida city is the ÂKitty-Litter Capital of the WorldÂŽ? Foley, Ocala, Tice, Quincy 5. Where is the Palliser Triangle? PaciÂ“ c ocean, Canada, Indian ocean, Moon 6. Papiamento is a type of ...? Language, Seasoning, Ship, Pizza ANSWERS: 1. Idaho, 2. Emerson (Ralph Waldo), 3. Colorado, 4. Quincy, 5. Canada, 6. LanguageÂTrivia FunÂŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.comTRIVIA FUN W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey CROSSWORD
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** A14 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | The TimesRudd said the pros to ending the policy, which wastried on a trial basis the last month of the school year. was that stu-dents often dress better, with more variety in their outfits, and the freedom to express themselves.ÂOne student said they actually come to school more often,ÂŽ Rudd said. ÂTeachers donÂt have to fight the uni-form battle every day.ÂŽThe principal said there were only two uniformrelated referrals during the trial period at the end of the last school year. ÂWe were able to increase class in-seat time,ÂŽ Rudd said.Superintendent Traci Moses said that a recently passed state law could provide an additional $10 in funding per student, in kindergarten through eighth grade, if a district has a uni-form policy.ÂUniforms promote an environment that enhances learning and safety; encour-ages the expression of individuality through personality and achievements, not outward appearances; and creates a sense of school pride and belonging,ÂŽ reads the state law.Moses said that because the law outlines specific requirements to a school uniform policy, such as a long or short-sleeved collared solid colored blouse or polo shirt with skirt, pants, walking shorts, jumpers, or skorts, for girls, and similar attire for boys, administra-tors felt that adopting such a comprehensive policy could be a hardship on parents, since there are no department stores with a large clothing selection in the county.Board member George Thompson voiced opposition to eliminating the school shirt policy, his top concern being the safety of the students.ÂI think itÂs a terrible mis-take,ÂŽ he said. ÂIf everybody is in a school shirt and you have a problem, itÂs easier to identify,ÂŽ he said. ÂI just think itÂs a big mistake to throw this out there right now.ÂŽRudd noted that in the event of a school shooting, the odds would be the perpe-trator would return to school dressed in a school uniform, and could blend in with the other students.Board Chair Stacy Kirvin said he didnÂt have an opinion one way or another on chang-ing the policy, and felt it was a decision best left in the hands of the school administration, which supports the change.Board Member Pam Marshall said she supported keeping the school uniform policy, but that if it were to be changed, it should apply to all the grades. ÂMy opin-ion is weÂre opening up a can of worms,ÂŽ she said.The chief advocate for the change was Board Member Carl Whaley, who said he thought the school shirt requirement was outdated, particularly for the high schoolers.ÂI think we need to allow our kids that individuality,ÂŽ he said. ÂTheyÂre fixing to go out in the job world and theyÂve wore a t-shirt for 12 solid years.ÂWe sent out a survey. ItÂs overwhelming that the school shirts arenÂt desired any-more,ÂŽ Whaley said. ÂWhen he (WhaleyÂs son) stands up half, his gut is hanging out his shirt. It just shuts him down.ÂI know some other students in that same boat,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey want that individuality.ÂŽMarshall said she was concerned that parents hadnÂt weighed in enough on the issue. ÂTheyÂre the ones who need to get involved,ÂŽ she said.ÂWe have to let our parents know soon,ÂŽ said Rudd.The board sought input from the audience, with high school teacher Jamie Duhart, who has had two sons in school, speaking first.ÂAs a teacher it is a battle not worth fighting every day,ÂŽ she said. ÂIÂd rather have them sitting in class and not go to the office. As a parent itÂs kind of nice not to worry what theyÂll wear every day.ÂŽMoses, who has sons in school, said she didnÂt have a preference, but noted that her older son began to take more of an interest in his clothing the older he got.Thompson said he felt the brightly colored shirts at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School were preferable. ÂThe others are blah,ÂŽ he said.District staffer Allison Chipman also weighed in, noting the quality of the shirts has improved.ÂI would say leave elementary shirts and give that opportunity to middle or high school, as a pilot year,ÂŽ she said. ÂThere should be more of parentsÂ response; itÂs their money.ÂŽKirvin noted that the initial motive was to ease up on the school requirement for high schoolers.ÂI was just trying to be as fair as possible,ÂŽ said Rudd.ÂYÂall just created a big headache,ÂŽ said Thompson.Kevin Ward, whose wife teaches at the ABC School and who has kids in school, said dropping the shirt require-ment could have an additional effect.ÂMaybe without the dress code our population would go up,ÂŽ he said.ÂNo other school district in this area wears a school uni-form,ÂŽ Whaley said. SHIRTSFrom Page A1Michelle Weisz in a gray school shirt [LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]
CLASSIFIEDSThe Times | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A15 NF-4529446 NEWLY RENOVATED! (2) Lanark Village Apartments 2 bed, 1 bath Units $1200/ month, $1200 SD All Utilities Included NO PETS AVAILABLE JULY 1st Sands of Carrabelle 3 bed, 2 bath Condo $1200/month, $1200 SD NO PETS AVAILABLE JULY 1st Lanark Village 3 bed, 1 bath $775/month, $1000 SD Pets Considered NF-4529396 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 Adult/Child Care Manager needed to provide case management services in our Apalachicola and Bristol Florida Offices. Requirements: *BachelorÂ’s Degree in Human Services field and 1 year of mental health experience with adults and children required. BachelorÂ’s Degree in non-related field acceptable with 3 years of mental health experience with adults and children. *Official transcripts required. *Valid DriverÂ’s License with no more than 6 points over 3 years. $15.40 per hour (includes location differential) Please apply at www.apalacheecenter.org or call Stephanie Luckie at 850-523-3212 or email at stephaniel@apalacheecenter .org for details. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Franklin County Public Library Position Title: Library Assistant / Permanent Full Time Salary: $25,000 This position will close to applicants on July 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm Job applications available on the county website: http://www .franklincountyflorida.com/resources/job p ostings/ -applications can also be picked up at any county office. Job applications must to be returned to the Planning and Building Department County Office, 34 Forbes St, Suite 1, Apalachicola Florida or the County Finance Office The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Drug Free Workplace Employer. Typical work example but not limited to: Check library materials in and out; Issues library cards according to established procedures; Computes and collects fines and makes cash transactions. Organize and shelve or file materials appropriately, such as alphabetically or by Dewey decimal classification number. Assess patron needs and provide assistance using printed materials, online databases and other library technologies. Instruct patrons in the basic usage of the public access to the Internet, online services and resources, and other library technologies; including but not limited to copiers, faxes, scanners. Respond and resolve requests for library materials, including assistance to physical location oflibrary materials; process requests to other Library Cooperatives or interlibrary loan request. Complete special projects and other duties, as assigned, to assist with programs and library services Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High level of computer usage and skills required. Excellent customer service skills and experience, sequential skills (Dewey decimal system) and the ability to work at a fast paced environment are necessary; willingness to learn new skills and attend training is imperative; preparing reports and lifting required. Skills in organizing, planning, and record keeping are essential. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma, At least 2 years experience working in a library is preferred. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Must relate well with the general public, other library staff, volunteers, children and young adults, be adaptable and flexible, willing to work evenings and weekends; and willing to work if requested at other branch library. Ability to make decisions, to implement policies and procedures, and maintain quality standards is necessary. Housekeeping Property InspectorsPart-time seasonal positions available. Weekend work required. Personal vehicle, valid driverÂ’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. email@example.com Maintenance Technician WantedFull time position with competitive wage and benefits. Weekend work required. Must have maintenance experience. Need to be detailed oriented and have basic computer skills. Valid driverÂ’s license required. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 20806T NOTICE OF LEGAL COMPLETION: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned contractor has completed and has ready for acceptance of the Board of Commissioners of Franklin County Project: Apalachicola Airfield Drainage Improvements Contractor : BKW INC 8132 Pittman A venue P ensacola, Florida 32534 If there are any unsettled claims or monies on the above project, contact the Franklin County AdministratorÂ’s office before final payment is made to contractor. Pub June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2018 20748T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE CHARLES DEAN TITSHAW, SR. Deceased PROBATE DIVISION File Number 18-032-CP NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CHARLES DEAN TITSHAW, SR., deceased, whose date of death was February 1st,2018 and whose social security number is___Â—9674, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street #203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedentÂ’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 14, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin Florida Bar No. 699070 660 Post Office Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 phone: (850) 227-1159 email:ccostin@costinlaw .c om Personal Representatives: Charles Titshaw, Jr 660 Lewis Roberts Road Jefferson, Ga 30549 Pub June 14, 21, 2018 20864T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 17-CA-000005 MICHAEL WILLENBORG, vs. REGIONS FINANCIAL CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO AMSOUTH BANK BY MERGER DATED NOVEMBER 4, 2006, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT WHO ARE NOT NOW KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS ASSIGNS, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. REGIONS BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH AMSOUTH BANK, Cross-Claimant, vs. MICHAEL WILLENBORG, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL WILLENBORG, NORTH SHORE TECH FARMS, LLC, UNKNOWN TENANT NO.1 and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, Cross-Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL WILLENBORG Last known address: unknown NORTH SHORE TECH FARMS Last known address: 66-1420 Kaukonahua Road, Waialua, Hawaii 96791 Notice is hereby given to UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL WILLENBORG AND NORTH SHORE TECH FARMS, LLC, that an action to foreclose on the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 74: BEGIN AT A 3/4 INCH RE-ROD MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 74 OF HOLIDAY BEACH UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION. AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF FIESTA DRIVE. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 36 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST 132.43 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF A CANAL, THENCE RUN NORTH 53 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST. ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 75.14 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 39 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 115.29 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID FIESTA DRIVE, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEASTERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 92 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 22 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 80.61 FEET, CHORD BEING SOUTH 66 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 72.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 0.19 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. ALSO KNOWN AS 80 FIESTA DRIVE, ALLIGATOR POINT, FL 32346. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Tompkins A. Foster, Esquire, the PlaintiffÂ’s attorney, whose address is, 121 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1420, Orlando, FL 32801 on or before June 21, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of the court either before service on the PlaintiffsÂ’ attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on May 20, 2018 Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Pub June 21, 28, 2018 20822T In the Circuit Court for Second Judicial Circuit In and for Franklin County, Florida Case No. 2018 CP 36 PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF Zofia Voynar, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Zofia Voynar, deceased, whose date of death was February 8, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 14. 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: Joseph R. Boyd, B.C.S. JoeRBoyd@boydlaw .net Florida Bar No. 179079 Boyd | Durant, P.L. 1407 Piedmont Drive East Tallahassee, Florida 32308 phone (850) 386-2171 Fax (850) 385-4936 AddÂ’l :service@boydlaw .ne t Personal Representative: Andrew J. Voynar 8408 East 82nd StreetTulsa, Oklahoma 74133 Pub June 14, 21, 2018 20954T STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Department announces receipt of an environmental resource permit application (File No. MMR_224961-001) from GFP Timberlands, LLLP, to construct a surface water management system associated with mining activities at Carrabelle Rock Mine. The project consists of limestone mining operations on 417.72 acres within a 650-acre property known as the Carrabelle Rock Mine and includes impacts to approximately 193.14 acres of wetlands and other surface waters. The project is in the St. MaryÂ’s River basin, Class III waters, Franklin County, Section 34, Township 5 South, Range 4 West; Parcel ID Number 34-05S-04W-0000-0010-00 00. The application is being processed and is available for public inspection at: https://depedms.dep.state .fl.us:443/Oculus/servlet/s hell?command=getEntity &[guid=26.87297.1]&[prof ile=P ermitting_Authorization] or by contacting the Department at MiningAndMitigation@dep.stat e.fl.us or at (850) 245-8616. Any comments or objections should be filed in writing with the Department at this address. Comments or objections should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure that there is adequate time for them to be considered in the Department decision on the application Pub June 21, 2018 20916T Notice of CDBG Final Public Hearing The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000 in the Housing category. To obtain or review a draft of the CDBG application, contact Mark Curenton, County Planner, at the Franklin County Planning and Building Office, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, phone 850-653-9783x160, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. -noon and 1:00 4:30 p.m. Written comments will be accepted by Mr. Curenton until the public hearing. The final application will be on file at that office on or before August 13, 2018, the submission deadline date. The grant application contains the following components. $594,500 Housing rehabilitation/replacement (single family owner occupied) $ 500 Temporary relocation $105,000 Administration (inspection, environmental, etc.) Proposed housing rehab/replacement locations are not determined, but will be in unincorporated areas of the County. 100% of the residents who benefit from the improvements must be in the low/moderate income range, including very low income, which meets the national objective of benefitting low/moderate income persons. The public hearing will be held during the July 3, 2018 Board meeting that begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission meeting room, located at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any disabled or non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing and requiring an interpreter or special accommodations should contact the County ClerkÂ’s Office, telephone 653-8861 (or call 711 for the Florida Relay Service for hearing impaired TTY/TDD) at least two business days prior to the meeting. There will be no permanent displacement of households or businesses as a result of this project. Voluntary displacement of homeowners during construction will be required, and minimal temporary relocation assistance will be provided if absolutely necessary Pub June 21, 2018 Gretchen Custom SlipcoversNow on the Coast Cushions, pillows, home sewing needs. Call: 850-841-0298 GUN SHOW Santa Rosa County Auditorium: Milton, FLJune 30th & July 1st 9:00 am -5:00 pmGeneral Admission $6Concealed Weapons Classes 1pm Daily, $50Reservation Suggested850-957-4952 or 850-261-8407Please Support Your Local Small Gun Shows Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? 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** A16 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | The TimesThe Angels All-Star softball team, for girls ages 9 and 10, tried their best at districts last week, but it was not to be. They dropped the first game 6-2 to Altha, and the second 12-2 to Blountstown, so they wonÂt be advancing to state. The team is coached by Allan Ham, with help from Brett Johnson and Levi Millender.Pictured above are, front row, from left, K. Denney, K. McNair, M. Thomas, J. Millender, M. Pettis, and A. Johnson. Middle row, from left, are C. Smith. Z. Harvey, S. Ham, I. Nations, B. Fleming and C. Lashley. Back row, from left, are coaches Millender, Ham and Johnson.Angels fall at districts SPORTS