** Volume 133 Number 11 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ....................A4 Law Enforcement .......A17 Society .......................A8 Faith ........................A9 Outdoors ..................A10 Sports ......................A11 f-stop Franklin..........A12 Classified ..................A15 A5Chasing Shadows: An 1865 Apalachicola Fourth of JulyA10Do you want to primitive hunt on St. Vincent Island? FIRE RAVAGES LANARK HOMES, A3 OUT TO SEE Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ApalachTimes facebook.com/Apalachitimes50 Â¢ apalachtimes.com CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894 firstname.lastname@example.org In the week after the Lime Rock Road wildfire, which destroyed three dozen homes and left four times that many homeless, a swift and steady outpouring of help has flowed in.Jodi Ivester and Bill Walker, from The Last Bar in Tallahassee, brought a truckload of donations, all from bar patrons. So did Carolyn Sellers and Joley Owens, from Liberty County, and so did scores more people with deliveries every day to the Eastpoint Fire House, where the Frank-lin County Emergency Management staged its operations in the aftermath of the June 24 fire.Sellers and Owens had gathered what they could, doing their best to select what they thought people would need, before heading over to Eastpoint.Owens had a pretty good idea of what to bring. When she was 12 and living with her mom in Telogia, their home had burned to the ground, changing the circumstances of her life for years to come.ÂI know how this feels like,ÂŽ she said, ÂI know exactly how they feel.ÂŽAs the two women sorted their contributions into the correct stacks at the fire house, now over half filled with everything from diapers to toothbrushes to fidget spinners, Sellers had to ask, ÂDo you guys have an overabundance of stuff?ÂŽThatÂs without her having seen the cafeteria at the former Carrabelle High School at the other end of the county, which is nearly filled, along with two other classrooms.ÂRight now, weÂre focusing on things you would need to establish your house, pots and pans and utilitarian furniture, table and chairs to eat at,ÂŽ said Joe Taylor, director of the Frank-linÂs Promise Coalition, the long-term recovery organization designated by the county emer-gency management office.He said once permanent housing is secured, people will need such large, durable goods as washers and dryers, microwaves and other appliances, as well as beds and mattresses.Eastpoint StrongWade Patterson, who lost everything in the Â“ re, sports an Eastpoint Strong t-shirt on the dock at LynnÂs Quality Oysters. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] ÂBut for the grace of God, the boat survived,ÂŽ said Bubba Sanders, at right, who lost everything except his oyster boat after, strangely, the Â“ re burned the Sanders home and land but left his boat intact. Pictured are his Eastpoint friends Eddie Keile and Jennifer Clark. [ RICHARD BICKEL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Outreach from neighboring cities and states pours into county to assist Lime Rock re familiesBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894 email@example.com Franklin County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday morning to waive zoning restrictions in the area impacted by the Lime Rock Road fire, as they work to assess the scope of the long-term needs.ÂIt was a fast-moving disaster in every sense of the word,Â former County Planner Alan Pierce told commissioners by telephone Tuesday morning. ÂWe are trying to consolidate the dam-ages so we know how many people we need to help.ÂŽPierce said the number of those affected have ranged. Duke Energy says 30 custom-ers accounts were connected to properties decimated by the fire. Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper estimates that 36 properties were destroyed in the blaze, not including any campers or other outbuildings on the site.Chief Financial Officer Jimmy PatronisÂ office said there have so far been 89 claims filed by 40 families, the claims seeking up to $5,000 in emergency funds. The Red Cross estimates that 277 people, in one way or another, were directly affected by the fire, which raged Sunday afternoon, June 24 in the Buck Street, Bear Creek Road, Ridge Road and Wilderness Road area.All the county fire departments responded, as well as several from Gulf, Liberty and Wakulla counties, with fire fighters from the Florida Forest Service in the thick of things, cutting trenches to stop the flames.ÂIt is certainly a tragedy, and weÂre trying to resolve it as quick as we can,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe housing issue right now is a two pronged approach. County secures temporary housingWaives rules for Lime Rock Road re area for two yearsBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894The Franklin County Commission has decided to reopen the process of seeking bids for a new executive director of the Tourist Development Council.Only two individuals, Laura Graham, of Forgotten Coast Management Services, and Debra Davis, of Debra Davis and Associates of Franklin County, applied for the post, which would replace Curt Blair in the top job.ÂIÂm kind of disappointed that only two people applied for this,ÂŽ said Chair Smokey Parrish, at the bid opening Tuesday morning.The commissioners had planned to the have the TDC board rank the top three applicants and then after an interview process before the county commission, he or she would be selected.County Attorney Michael Shuler asked commissioners how they wanted to proceed.ÂIÂm not going to comment because IÂm chairman of the TDC,ÂŽ said Commissioner Cheryl Sanders.Search resumes for TDC directorCommissioners to rebid RFP to replace Blair See TDC, A16 See COUNTY, A14St. Vincent hosts anniversary SaturdaySt. Vincent National Wild-life Refuge will mark its golden anniversary this Friday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The refuge is celebrating its 50th anniversary with compli-mentary boat transportation leaving every half hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Indian Pass boat dock for a short cruise to St. Vincent Island. The Refuge and Friends will host a summer picnic complete with a half-mile loop walking tour through lush tropical forest, continuing onto the white sugar sand beach for some serious shell search-ing, and finishing with a wander over dunes to view nesting. Learn about turtles WednesdayEnjoy a Summer Sea Turtle Talk on Wednesday, July 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. Learn all about sea turtles at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Farmers Market July 14The Apalachicola Farmers Market will be Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond, 479 Market Street, in Apalachicola. Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered every second and fourth Saturday. Black bear talk July 19The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab will host a Black Bear Presentation on Thursday, July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at their lab at Turkey Point. The program will feature a lecture by Don Harde-man, Jr., black bear research biologist, at the FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute. Attend and learn about current research investigating black bear behavior in the human-dominated landscape and the demography of the Apalachicola subpopulation of bears. The law is located at 3618 US-98 in St Teresa. Chief Financial O cer Jimmy PatronisÂ o ce said there have so far been 89 claims led by 40 families, the claims seeking up to $5,000 in emergency funds. The Red Cross estimates that 277 people, in one way or another, were directly a ected by the re, which raged Sunday afternoon, June 24 in the Buck Street, Bear Creek Road, Ridge Road and Wilderness Road area.See STRONG, A2
** A2 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The TimesTamara Allen, who has been overseeing the collection of goods in Carrabelle in her capacity as chair of FranklinÂs Promise unmet needs committee, said a company in Tallahassee has already donated hundreds of linens, pillows and other bedding.Clothing is pretty well stocked now at the East-point United Methodist Church, but there remains a need for some targeted items, as the full-scale clean-up began Monday.Leather work gloves, dust masks, first aid kits, men's work socks and work boots, and heavy duty garbage bags are all in demand. ÂWashing powder has been a big thing,ÂŽ Taylor said. ÂEverything smells like smoke.ÂŽOver the weekend, the American Red Cross shut down its outreach at the Eastpoint Church of God, having sheltered about 50 evacuated people the night of the fires, when no one knew for sure whether their home had been spared.After that, they gave out $95 vouchers for emergency needs, but had plenty of vacancies at the shelter, with displaced people mostly taken in by nearby relatives and friends.ÂYou go out to Ridge and Wilderness roads right now youÂll see people living on their home sites where thereÂs no longer a home. ThatÂs how strong they are,ÂŽ said Sheriff A.J. Smith. ÂThey are not going to leave. You try to get them to go to a shelter and they wonÂt go.ÂThatÂs the kind of fortitude and the kind of determination and the kind of 'get Âer done' attitude they have,ÂŽ he said.The sheriffÂs GoFundMe account, which is raising money entirely for future housing needs, had raised more than $100,000 as of Wednesday morning.ÂEverybodyÂs doing everything they can,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂWeÂre getting outreach from other counties, other states.ÂŽFunds also have been flowing in directly to the county, with Billy Col-lins, community relations manager for Duke Energy, presenting a check for $25,000 from the com-pany on Friday.Tress Dameron, emergency management coordinator, told county commissioners Tuesday morning that $166,000 has already been raised in contributions to the county, not including the many donations of clothes and personal items.That money will be disbursed by a committee set up that includes Dameron and Jennifer Daniels from emergency management; Taylor and Allen from FranklinÂs Promise; a representative from the sheriffÂs office, Tim Center, with Capital Area Community Action Agency, April Lan-drum with the Apalachee Center, Nicole Sandoval with the county health department, Sue Summers, with the school district, the Rev. R. B. Holmes Jr., with Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Ricky Banks, a resident impacted by the fire, Pastor Mike Whaley, with St. George IslandÂs First Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Boucher, with EastpointÂs First Baptist Church, Pastor Scott Lolley, with Living Waters Assembly of God, Lori Switzer, with the SHIP program and food pantry, and Deborah Belcher, who administers the countyÂs Community Development Block Grants,Duke crews had restored power to all the area properties by Monday evening, with the exception of those places where it would be pointless until the land is cleared of scorched debris beginning Monday morning.The county plans to use its road crews to assist in debris removal and land clearing, b ut property owners must first file release-from-liability paperwork with the county, which normally doesnÂt allow its crews to do work on private property.For short-term housing, the First Baptist Church of St. George IslandÂs Christian Retreat Center made seven of its cabins available for hous-ing this week. The Florida Division of Emergency Management said is coordinating with private sector partners including Airbnb to iden-tify possible housing for affected families.Chase Landry, star of the TV sh ow "Swamp People" and close friends with the Ward family, which owns 13 Mile Sea-food in Apalachicola, served up a crawfish boil Friday night at the First Baptist Church for the fire victims.The Salvation Army brought in a a food trailer, and has been cooking hot meals that Daniels, emer-gency managementÂs special needs coordinator, has been delivering three times daily to a loop she drives on Ridge and Wilderness roads, Buck Street and Bear Creek Road, where the fire raged from about 4 p.m. late into the night.Along that route are portable toilets that Mize Plumbing Services in Port St. Joe brought in and installed, at no cost.The Salvation Army brought in a truck for showers, but they werenÂt used very much at all. People instead went to where they felt more at home, the First Baptist Church. That church, which long has handled the food pantry needs in Eastpoint on Saturdays, is now open every day.One church that has reached out is TallahasseeÂs Bethel Missionary Church, which is pas-tored by the Rev. Holmes, who also owns WOCY radio in Eastpoint.That church and radio station, in partnership with Tallahassee Memo-rial HealthCare and Prime Meridian Bank in Tallahassee, on Thursday launched the Love 36 campaign, through which Holmes is appeal-ing for other faith-based groups, businesses and individuals to adopt one of the 36 families who lost their homes for the next 36 months.With the presentation of a check for $1,000, Bethel Missionary made tangible its commitment to follow the family of Joe and Becky Banks for the next 36 months, to see them through to a new place to live.ÂWe know that the government is going to do things,ÂŽ Holmes said. ÂThe faith community must do our part.ÂŽThe pastor said the church had learned that the BanksÂ son Bill was instrumental in offering help the night of the fire.ÂHe rides a bicycle, but he was out working, while his own beloved family was losing their home,ÂŽ said Holmes. ÂThey all said this young man is a hero, and we said ÂThis is a family we want to adopt.ÂÂThis is my new family, and this Love 36 will walk them for 36 months,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre going to make sure theyÂll be whole.ÂŽGov. Rick Scott, who has visited the fire victims, has not issued an emergency declaration, but has said he will con-sider that option in the future. STRONGFrom Page A1Pastor R.B. Holmes, Jr., pastor of TallahasseeÂs Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, and owner of WOCY Radio, prepares to put on the air Joe and Becky Banks, the Â“ rst family to be helped in the business and faith-based communityÂs Love36 outreach to the 36 families who lost everything in the Lime Rock Road Â“ re. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Little survived at the Boone family home in Eastpoint save for a scattering of porcelain doll limbs and a tin angel. [ RICHARD BICKEL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Andres Pinera tosses a piece of metal from what once was where he lived with his father Jose Lima. Pinera is holding out hope he will Â“ nd a rare coin from his native Honduras in the debris, one his father gave him when he was born. Owner of the rental unit, Mario Zambrano, background, said he was insured for the 30-year-old mobile home, but not any of the contents. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Michael Boone heaves up Â“ re-crumpled metal rooÂ“ ng in search of family belongs. [ RICHARD BICKEL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] ÂItÂs all gone Â„ the lock from my daughterÂs Â“ rst haircut... and her baby teeth,ÂŽ laments Tammy Boone at her leveled home on Wilderness Road. ÂIÂll live with this the rest of my life.ÂŽ [RICHARD BICKEL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] See STRONG, A6
** The Times | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A3By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894An early morning fire in Lanark Village Friday completely destroyed two apartments, and did considerable damage to two others.Mark Goodwin, chief of the St. James Lanark Village Volunteer Fire Department, said units 7 and 8 at 29 Heffernan Drive, were consumed by the flames, suffering complete losses, with units 5 and 6, also suffer-ing considerable smoke and water damage.ÂWe lost two apartments, they were total losses, gutted, gone,ÂŽ said Carl Whaley, chief of the Carrabelle Fire Department, which responded to the fire at 1:14 a.m. Friday. Firefighters from the Alligator Point Volun-teer Fire Department also responded.Whaley said the Car-rabelle firefighters stayed until about 6 a.m. Lanark firefighters stayed on the scene all day, leaving about 8 p.m.Whaley speculated that the fire may have had its roots in the electrical system. Amy Goodwin, safety officer for the Lanark department, said the department is waiting on the report from the state fire marshalÂs office which is expected to be completed by weekÂs end.Goodwin declined to release the names of the people affected by the fire. She said three fami-lies were displaced, and that they are now staying with other family mem-bers. ÂThe Red Cross was involved and helped them as well,ÂŽ said Goodwin.Brooke Brannan, who along with partner Gage Brannan are parents of two young boys, posted on Facebook the morn-ing of the blaze.ÂLast night my worst nightmare came true,ÂŽ she wrote. ÂWe were woken up to our house filled with smoke. Lord knows that I worked hard for everything in my little house, but it can all be replaced. Me, Gage and the boysÂ lives on the other hand cannot be.ÂEverything was gone in a matter of minutes. We made it out just in time,ÂŽ she said. ÂMy next door neighborsÂ unit caught fire and since we are connected ours caught fire as well.ÂŽBrannan wrote that the familyÂs lives were saved because of the quick action of Carrabelle Policeman Chris Granger, who went door to door waking people up.Commissioner Cheryl Sanders noted at Tuesday morningÂs meeting that the fire wall required by the county helped slow the fire, preventing further it from spreading the entire length of the eight-unit structure along a common attic.Fire consumes Lanark apartmentsBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894The next time you visit the Fort Coombs Armory, youÂll be entering through a new front door.Canopy Oaks Construc-tion out of Tallahassee last week installed new doors and framing within the front arched opening of the more than century-old building at Avenue D and Fourth Street.Completed at a cost of $22,135, the new entrance was designed to be more compatible with the historic architecture of the facility, which dates back to 1901.The replacement of the front door is the second phase of a $180,000 historic preservation grant from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. In Spring 2017 the grant funded $146,880 used for the placement of over 140 screw jacks beneath the floor of the main hall of the Armory, which were used to level the floor.ÂThe jacks remain in place and currently sup-port the floor,ÂŽ said County Planner Mark Curenton. ÂIf at some point in the future the floor needs adjusting again these jacks can be used to re-level it.Curenton said the ArmoryÂs original front doors were sliding doors, and did not meet modern fire safety codes. Sometime in the late 1960s or 1970s, a glass and aluminum door was installed, and the orig-inal sliding doors were left open.ÂAs part of the countyÂs long-term renovation of the building, replacement of these modern doors with something more com-patible with the historic architecture was envi-sioned,ÂŽ he said. ÂWorking with the stateÂs historic preservation architect, Warren Emo, the countyÂs architect, designed doors using parts of the original sliding doors and making them into swinging doors that met the current fire safety code.ÂŽ Curenton said the origi-nal sliding do ors were taken down in March and delivered to a workshop in Wakulla County, where the new doors were fabricated.Armory gets new doorsFireÂ“ ghters battle the early morning blaze. [ BROOKE BRANNAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] No injuries reported as three families le homeless
** A4 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The TimesHave something to say?The Times editorial page is a forum where differing opinions and fresh ideas are freely exchanged. Comments on the news from readers, as letters to the editor or guest columns, are welcomed and encouraged. All submissions must be signed, and include the email address and/or phone number of the author for 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. USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Postmaster: Send address change to The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone: 850-653-8868 Periodical rate postage paid at: Apalachicola, FL 32329 Weekly Publishing Circulation: 1-850-522-5197 Formerly The Apalachicola Times SUBSCRIPTIONS In county Out of county 1 year: $24.15 $34.65 6 months: $15.75 $31.00 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such ads. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. PUBLISHER Tim Thompson EDITOR Tim Croft OPINION On a recent journey to Omaha my husband utilized some free time to explore the city. Omaha is an exceptionally attractive and clean place, its hilly, urban sectors punctuated by unique architecture, plenty of green space, and a thriving downtown restaurant district. A few blocks from a main thoroughfare he found himself in a lovely, tree-lined neighborhood, with large lots and well-kept lawns, many featuring solid, brick homes built almost a hundred years ago. A realtor informed him that it was Warren Buffett's neighborhood. So, like millions of others, he drove by and took a photo of Mr. BuffettÂs house. So, sitting at my office desk and holding my phone, I find myself looking at the primary residence of America's most famous investor. The home certainly doesn't qualify as a mega-mansion, even though it is extremely spacious. It actually looks fairly similar to many of the other homes in the neighborhood. There have been additions to the house over the years, and plenty of remodeling work. But the bones are the same as when Buffett paid $31,500 for it in 1958. It's now worth about $650,000. So what is Warren Buffett doing living in "only" an upper middle class, non-gated neighborhood? Someone worth $87 billion can live wherever he chooses. Well, apparently Buffett likes the familiarity and feel of his long-time home. It's a classic example of wanting what we have. And of being satisfied with what is already ours, especially if it makes us happy. So many of us (myself included) aspire to acquire, simply for the sake of "movin' on up" in the eyes of others. What most of us really seek is peace and quiet, familiarity and happiness. How many of us, for example, have traded in a perfectly good used car, one that runs well and suits our needs, just because its "newness" has faded? Glittery new purchases are often accompanied by burdensome price tags, and we can find ourselves stuck with difficult, expensive payoffs long after the shine of newness recedes. I am not naive enough to think that Mr. Buffett doesn't own other homes. He does, including an $11 million house near the ocean in Laguna Beach, California. It's instructive to note, however, that Buffett paid $150,000 (in 1971) for the house, so it proved an excellent investment. That home is currently for sale, because he and his family seldom can gather to use it. 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 OUTLOOKOmaha architecture and wanting what we have Make America envy of free nations again I wish to share the letter that I just sent to Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio and Neil Dunn with my neighbors. Now is the time for all of us to stand up and express what we believe in. Boko Haram kidnapped, separated and hid girls and children from their families and the world was aghast and hunted for months for the terrorized victims. Putin, Kim Jong Un, Mussolini, and Hitler separated people from their families and put them in concentration camps for political reasons and the world was aghast. I fail to see the difference from those vicious policies and the policy our present administration is pursuing. It is time we all stood up to this administration and its tyrannical would-be autocrat that we somehow mistakenly elected and allowed to roll over the rule of law in our great country. Please do all in your power to bring our country back to the nation of democracy that makes us the envy of all free nations. For the record, I am of Irish descent, a Christian, a citizen of the US, 84 years old and have voted in every election since I became eligible as a young man. Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. (Matthew 25:40)Tom Loughridge ApalachicolaSeeking a better life I regularly read or hear that the immigrants and refugees at our borders are Âseeking a better lifeÂŽ in America. That could be so for some, but for the majority, they really are just seeking life, a condition opposite to that of dying, i.e they are seeking to not die. It is an incredible conceit of exceptionalism that America offers a Âbetter lifeÂŽ to these people. On the Left, politicians propose that we should grant the better life. On the Right, politicians jealously hoard it and wish to deny the better life to these strangers, especially because they are brown and not from Norway. However, if you have ever lived in a remote village, surrounded by forest, rich with fruit trees, solid (albeit humble) homemade houses, gardens, fields, animals, complex and satisfying social structures, i.e great-grandparents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, you would envy that life, compare it to Paradise, and want to live there. Compare that life with the sterility of suburbs and shopping centers and dollar-chasing that we have exchanged in the interest of progress. People can be happy there. That is, until the soldiers come, or the drug cartels, or the drought, or too-cheap American corn (NAFTA, CAFTA). Then, the people rightly flee for their lives and those who have heard of the beneficence and prosperity of the North, undertake the long journey. When I lived in Mexico, all the clever young men would make their way to the fields, yards, or construction sites in California or Texas, work a season, then return home with a nest egg to build a house and start a family. It was a rite of passage; they all did it. Years later, however, the border got more controlled, so they stayed north rather than return. In the Â90s, NAFTA came into effect and the stores were flooded with cheap corn. The old CONASUPO corn cooperatives went out of business, and the farmers had no market. Rather than starve, they went north, families and all. Guatemala and El Salvador were different. There was civil war, very much directed against the indigenous peoples (Indians) whose major fault was resisting progress and preserving their ancient, cooperative ways. So, they fled north. Finally, in the last few years, due to a coup in Honduras, conditions became horribly chaotic with lots of murders, drugs, and other evils. In this case, even children began to head North. So, why do you suppose that these people keep heading north when the border is so unwelcoming? I believe that these people intuitively understand that the evil that has destroyed their communities has a source, a cause, so they head north to meet their destroyer, to confront it. Actions have consequences; so the immigrants and refugees say, ÂHere I am. I am the consequence of what you did, so you could have your cheap bananas, cheap auto parts, cheap clothing, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Accept me or watch me die. Your choice.ÂŽTed Tripp S/V Sunrise, ApalachicolaLETTER TO THE EDITOR By Dawn Radford Special to the TimesOur recent Âbound to happenÂŽ conflagration in Eastpoint left some Franklin County residents with invaluable lessons learnedÂ„the hard way. Many of us locals have heard and muttered comments that someday ÂtheyÂre-gonnakill-somebody.ÂŽ ItÂs not the first time in our public forests that burning on a burn-ban or doubtful day got away from whoever was burning there. Two weeks ago on a doctor trip to Tally, my hero husband, Firefighter Crash of the Eastpoint volunteers, swore at seeing smoke come from the forest to our left on a visibly, variably windy day, on which only fools and dumba***s would burn in the woods. ItÂs the same thing he yelled on Sunday when he took off with his red lights and siren to answer the Ridge Road burn. Crash and I met again in the early morning hours 14 hours later, after all kinds of help had poured in from multiple counties, state law enforcement, and rescue entities, as well as material support from some of our finest local restaurants and churches. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those and other volunteer angels. IÂd like to list everyone, but editors have word limits and I have more to say. Few people understand that our Eastpoint firemen work entirely on a volunteer basis, although their families are well aware of that fact. Most of the guys depend on full-time day jobs to cover home and family expenses. They get up some nights at 2, 3, and 4 a.m. to answer first responder calls, and still have to be at work on the bay or in town at daybreak. They receive no monetary compensation, not even gas reimbursement. None was born into wealth or affluence. Several of those firemen witnessed their own homes burn Sunday night while they fought along with the department. Real battle champs, every one of them. Bill has no car, so his onemanpower bike gets him to the scenes, sometimes even ahead of those with fancy wheels, including the ambulance. Our home in Whispering Pines remained safe, although at high risk at one point. When law enforcers ran me out of my house, I unwittingly breathed some of the thick smoke, which Crash later said contained all manner of poisons and pollutants, including substances from exploding batteries, boats, cars, tires, water heaters, oxygen tanks, propane tanks, insecticides, herbicides, hunting ammunition, strong acids and alkalines, arsenic, metals, paint and who knows what else. My one inhalation burned of something caustic, followed in minutes by a #10 blinding and sick headache for the next three days. Other complaints come from residents on or near North Bayshore who cited burning and irritated eyes for two days. IÂve heard differing opinions about the death of the resident who collapsed, notably his familyÂs belief that the gentleman would still be with them except for the fire. Family and friends kept our phone ringing after hearing of our crisis on radio, major national newscasts and papers, as well as thorough coverage on Facebook. Ah, our lovely paradise! How humbling to see ourselves famous for ÂcontrolledÂŽ fire so soon following the Today ShowÂs awe-inspiring coverage of our bear attacks. Somebody notify Carl Hiaasen before this one gets away. We owe much to our hero firefighters that Eastpoint did not go from paradise to youknow-where. Possible? Just ask a few survivors of conflagrations in Hawaii and California. It can happen here. Say something whenever you see ÂcontrolledÂŽ burning on burnban and windy days. Hug your local firefighter. And pass it on. Dawn Evans Radford is a poet, essayist and fiction writer who lives in Eastpoint.GUEST COLUMNWe owe much to hero re ghters Margaret McDowell ÂWe always wanted a big two story house Back when we lived in that little two room shack We wanted fame and fortune and weÂd live life the way the rich folks do We knew somehow weÂd make it, together me and youÂŽFrom ÂTwo Story HouseÂŽ as performed by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
** The Times | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A5 CHASING SHADOWSEditorÂs note: The following excerpt was taken from William E. JonesÂ ÂThe Military History of the One hundred & Sixty-first New York Volunteers, Infantry, from August 15th, 1862 to October 17th l865,ÂŽ printed in Bath, [NY] by Hull & Barnes, printers in 1865. The events described below took place in 1865.While these gratifying events were transpiring, our Regiment was still in camp in the city of Mobile; but on the 20th of May an order was received from Major General Canby detaching us from our Brigade, with instructions that, with the 82nd, U.S.C.I. we were to establish a new military post at Apalachic-ola, Florida.Accordingly, in pursuance of an order received the next evening, we broke camp at daylight on Monday the 22nd, and embarked on the steamer N. P. Banks, with instructions to sail at once, report to Barrancas, and wait there for the 82nd Regiment. At sunset we arrived off Santa Rosa Island, sailed in between Forts Pickens and McRae, landed at Barrancas and reported to Brigadier General Asboth commanding the District of West Florida. As our stay promised to be of some duration, we disembarked, and went into camp near the Marine Hospital grounds, and an opportunity was afforded of visiting Fort Pickens, Warren-ton and Pensacola. The last named place was once a flourishing town with a population of several thousand, but now there are only fifty to sixty of the inhabitants left, the best part of the buildings have been burned, most of those remain-ing are only like wrecks of what they once were, and the streets are covered with weeds and grass. A perfect scene of desolation, it brought forcibly to mind the description given of the ruins of some ancient cities of the East. Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island is a fine quadrilateral, casemated work of great strength, intended to mount two hundred and fifteen guns. Preparations were then being made to put into position on the northeast angle, one of the heavy fifteen inch guns, so as completely to command the entrance to the Bay upon both sides of the Island. This gun weighs fifty-one thousand, two hundred and thirty pounds, and carries a ball of four hundred and fifty pounds weight.Having been joined by Colo-nel L. L. Zulavsky and the 82nd Regiment, the expedition, consisting of the transports N. P. Banks, Peabody, Clyde and Tampico, and the gunboat Itasco conveying General Asboth and Staff, left Barrancas at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31st, and arrived in Apalachicola Bay on the following morning, June 1st. The command at once disembarked, and took up quarters in vacant houses and cotton presses in the city of Apalachicola. Colonel Zulavsky having assumed the duties of Post Commander, appointed Captain B. F. VanTuyl as acting Commissary of subsistence; Captain W. R. Prentice as acting assistant Inspector General, and Lieut. Otis Smith as acting Ordi-nance Officer.Apalachicola contained before the war a population of two thousand, but we found on our arrival only a few hundred. All the places of business except one cotton press were closed, the streets were cov-ered with grass, the houses and sidewalks were falling to decay, all the churches were closed, and an oppressive quietness every-where prevailed. During the month of June the weather was intensely hot and dry, and much sickness existed in the Regiment. In order to a becoming celebration of the 4th of July the officers of both Regiments met together and arranged a programme for the day. Accordingly, at 10 a.m. a public meeting was held in an open lot in the centre of the City at which the Declaration of Independence was read by Captain Little, and an Oration delivered by the Chaplain of the 161st. Athletic games occupied the afternoon.On the next day Lieutenant Colonel Kinsey and Captain Fitzpatrick embarked for Barrancas, to attend the sessions of a Court Martial to be convened at that place, leaving Major Craig in command of the Regiment.On the 14th of July Captain Little and Lieutenant Everett, with fifty men, were sent by the Post Commander to garrison Marianna, Jackson Co., on account of the unsettled condition of that part of the country.On the morning of the 26th, we were much surprised by the arrival of an order from Brig. Gen. Newton to embark immediately for Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Fla., to relieve the 110th N. Y., whose term of service was to expire on the 25th of the ensuing month. At 4 p.m. the Regiment was drawn up in line, and, after listening to an excellent farewell order from Col. Zulavsky, in which he complimented the Regiment for their soldierly conduct, went on board the small river steamer Wm. H. Young.The appearance of things at our departure was different from what it was at our arrival; then, hardly a person was to be seen, and a spirit of utter deso-lation brooded over the place. Now, the levee was covered with bales of cotton, the wharf was astir with citizens, and handkerchiefs were waving from many of the windows and sidewalks. Farewell, sandy, dry, hot Apalachicola, may we never see thee more!After giving three hearty cheers for Col. Zulavsky, we steamed down the Bay for the Government dispatch boat, the General McCallum, then wait-ing for us at the East Pass. By 10 p.m., the work of transfer-ring the baggage and stores was completed, but in consequence of the limited accommodations of the ship, company A. was ordered to return to Apalachic-ola. The McCallum was built in Europe to run the blockade of our ports, but was recently captured off Charleston, with three hundred thousand dollars worth of cotton on board, was sold for forty thousand dollars, and afterwards chartered for dispatch service. Nothing of special interest occurred during the voyage, and, favored with good weather, and a smooth sea, we made the trip of three hundred and fifteen miles in thirty-three hours, arriving at Fort Jefferson on Friday after-noon, the 28th of July.An 1865 Apalachicola 4th of JulyEditor's note: The following letter was sent to retired Florida State University French Studies professor Alec G Hargreaves, thanking him for his story "Marking an American hero's centenary," that appeared in Chasing Shadows in the June 14 issue.I have read twice your story in the Apalachicola Times about Willoughby Marks, a very wonderful story, written even though you never knew him or any of his family. He was my mother's brother. I was born and grew up in Apalachicola and I was well aware of him, even though he died in 1918 before I was born in 1921. He was, one might say, legendary. Mother idolized him. She enjoyed talking about wonderful things he did. He was Grandmother's oldest child and was the "man of the house" after his father died when Willoughby was (if I remember correctly) 12 years old. The Times story said that you live in France now. I wish you were still in Tallahassee so I could hope to meet you and talk about him. My brother Willoughby Marks Marshall now lives in Apalachicola, having moved back there from Boston when he retired from being an architect. He has lived, since Mother died, in the house at 5th Street and Avenue D which Grandmother bought when she was newly widowed in 1900. All three of Mother's children were born and grew up there. I usually go down there for about a week every spring but missed going this year. He was and is in a hosp ital in Atlanta, hopes to go home soon. One alcove in the house was, when we were children, a sort of museum or shrine to Uncle Willoughby, so we were very aware of him. And the monument in front of the Gibson Inn is very close. As many times as I have been in France, I never visited his grave, but my brother Willoughby did go there one time. I do get pretty emotional at military cemeteries but that's not why we didn't go; we drove on a highway pretty close to the grave but were in a hurry to get to a meeting and didn't stop. But I'll never forget the feelings I had at the one in Luxembourg. All those crosses in that beautiful place, each with a name on it. It was realizing about the names that made me so emotional. Irish names, English names, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian, yes even German names. But each name was on the grave of an American. That brought the tears. And when the chimes played "God Bless America," even the men were cryingÂƒ Thank you for placing the wreath on Uncle Willoughby's grave. That was beautiful. And if you ever go back to FSU or even to Apalachicola. do call my brother and his wife. He would love to meet you. Just a couple of blocks from the Gibson! Thank you again for the article in the Times, and for the flowers.Miriam M. HemphillLETTER TO THE EDITORAnd the chimes played ÂGod Bless AmericaÂ Alexander (Sandor) Asboth (1811-1868) was a Hungarian military leader who served as a brigadier general in the Union army. He was assigned command of the 4th Division in Gen. John C. FrmontÂs western campaign, and during the Arkansas campaign he occupied Bentonville and Fayetteville and took part in the Battle of Pea Ridge, where his right arm was fractured by a musket ball. During the Siege of Corinth, Asboth commanded a brigade in the Army of the Mississippi. In August 1863, Asboth was assigned to the District of West Florida, and was badly wounded in the Battle of Marianna, his left cheek-bone broken and his left arm fractured in two places. He later served as U.S. ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay.
** A6 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The TimesAllenÂs Family Childcare opensBetty Stephens Allen has opened AllenÂs Family Childcare Home Inc. at her home on 233 Sixth St.AllenÂs facility, licensed and certified by the Florida Department of Children and Families, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serves children age 2 and older.For more information, call Allen at (850) 323-0931. Democrats to meet FridayThe Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee will host their monthly meeting at the Eastpoint Library on Friday, July 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All Democrats are welcomePlease contact Chair Carol Barfield at 850323-0625 for further information. Franklin school district launches mobile appTo enhance parent and community engagement, the latest news and information from the Franklin County School District is now available on smart-phones and mobile devices with the launching of a new mobile app. The district is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app now available for free in the online iTunes and Google Play app stores.The mobile app will offer an updated feed of district news and events with photos and links to the districtÂs website as well as all social media posts. Log-in credentials will be disbursed during Open House to allow parents to customize notifica-tions they wish to receive. Notifications may include breaking news, updates about school closures, calendar changes, atten-dance alerts or even sports updates.ÂResearch has shown that students are more successful when parents and community members are actively engaged in their academic and extracurricular activities,ÂŽ said Superintendent Traci Moses. ÂThe new district mobile app will help parents and community members to stay connected with our local schools, and stay involved in supporting the activities that our students are engaged in every day.ÂŽThe mobile app will combine all of the districtÂs communication platforms into one source available at the fingertips. All stake-holders are encouraged to download the free mobile app ÂFranklin County SDÂŽ to their smart-devices. TDC to review vendor applications July 18 A special me eting of the Franklin County Tourist Development Council board of directors will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday July 18 at the Eastpoint Visitor Center, 731 U.S. 98.The agenda will be limited to a review of appli-cations from prospective vendors who responded to the recent requests for qualifications. For information call Deb at 670-3474. Island civic club plans political forumsThe St. George Island Civic Club will hold political forums at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 and 19 upstairs at the Jay Abbott Volunteer Fire Station, 324 E. Pine Ave. on St. George Island.The SGI Civic Club is a non-political organiza-tion and does not endorse any candidate. The civic club is sponsoring these forums to allow registered voters an opportunity to hear the candidates in advance of the August 28 election.Candidates for county judge will appear on Wednesday, July 18 and candidates for county tax collector will appear on Thursday, July 19.For additional informa-tion, please see the ÂSGI Civic ClubÂŽ Facebook page. To suggest questions for the candidates, please email Diane Bodenhamer at email@example.com.NEWS BRIEFS ÂIn general, executive orders are issued by the governor in anticipation of an emergency or disaster where the recovery could exceed the stateÂs ability to respond, or where an extraordinary amount of coordination is needed between various government agencies,ÂŽ his office wrote in a press release.One solid chunk of financial help for those affected, most of whom lack homeowners or renters insurance, has come from the Florida Depart-ment of Financial Services. Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis has deployed insurance experts to assist with navigating the insur-ance claims-filing process, as well as adjusters to assist residents with filing a par-tial settlement claim for up to $5,000 per household for emergency living expenses, such as temporary housing, clothing, food or pet care.Residents have been asked to bring proof of residency, which can be done by showing a utility bill sent in their n ame to the property. But Duke officials have been limited in establishing residency for others who may have been living in campers on a property, which zoning laws do not allow, or in a building that did not have electrical service billed to it.As of Friday, Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper has estimated real estate losses were about $800,000, with another $900,000 in losses of personal property, such as cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles.The promise of future funds is also being offered in the form of a sales pitch from a bevy of law firms that were down in the county as early as Thursday morn-ing to see who they could attract as clients.Some people, like Glenn Woodall, signed right up, while others, like neighbor Bill Hatteway, held their horses.ÂWe ainÂt signing nothinÂ till weÂre good and ready,ÂŽ said Jimmy Boone Sr., as he stood next to the ruins of his home and vehicles, all destroyed in the blaze. STRONGFrom Page A2Franklin County Emergency Management Director Pam Brownell holds granddaughter Addilynn Roundtree, 3, as Tress Dameron, the emergency management coordinator, center, holds a $25,000 check given the county by Danny Collins, Duke EnergyÂs community relations manager, on behalf of the company. ÂWe wanted to do something fast,ÂŽ he said. By Monday evening, DukeÂs crews had restored power to all properties that could use it, with about 30 remaining that have been decimated. At left are Joe Taylor, director of FranklinÂs Promise Coalition, which is handling long-term recovery operations for emergency management, and Jennifer Daniels, special needs coordinator for emergency management. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] As of Friday, Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper has estimated real estate losses were about $800,000, with another $900,000 in losses of personal property, such as cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles.
** The Times | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A7 LAW ENFORCEMENTThe following report is pro-vided by the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office. Arrests listed this week were made by officers from the Apalachicola Police Department, and the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.June 24Derick Menual Ahrent, 28, Tallahassee, driving while license suspended or revoked; $250 bond (APD) Ramirez Ofelio, 44, Apalachicola, DUI Â… Â“ rst offense, DUI with property damage, hit and run Â… leaving unattended vehicle without leaving identiÂ“ cation: $3,000 bond (FCSO) Henry Allen Smith, 55, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication; released on own recognizance (FCSO)June 26Roy L. Hudson, 51, homeless, disorderly intoxication; $500 bond (FCSO) April Lean Thompson, 25, Eastpoint, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams; released on own recognizance (FCSO) Sedric Dejuan Jones, 36, Apalachicola, Bay County warrant; held without bond (FCSO) Robert M. Rowley, 60, Panacea, domestic battery; released on own recognizance (FCSO) Kevin Leeland Williams, 26, Eastpoint, failure to appear; $500 bond (FCSO)June 27Stephanie Dyann Boone, 48, Wewahitchka, trespassing Â… unlawful entry on property, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, introducing contraband into a detention facility; $2,000 bond (FCSO)June 29Eugene James Cooper, 66, Eastpoint, failure as a sex offender to properly report change in residence; $500 bond (FCSO) Wesley S. Patterson, 53, Greenville, Tennessee, DUI Â… second offense, knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; $1,000 bond (FCSO)June 30Lance Albright Flowers, 38, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked Â… second offense, operating a motorcycle without a license, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia; $1,500 bond (FCSO) Bobby Joe Duncan, 44, Apalachicola, operating a motorcycle without a license, driving while license suspended or revoked Â… third or subsequent offense; $500 bond (FCSO) Corey D. Vause, 45, Eastpoint, DUI Â… fourth or subsequent offense, refusal to submit to DUI test after license suspension; $500 bond (FCSO)ARREST REPORTDuring the week of June 8 through 14, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission OfÂ“ cers Kossey and Martin were at Water Street Seafood in Apalachicola when they saw subjects entering the seafood market. Kossey approached the truck they were driving and spoke to a female occupant who said they were selling triple tail. After an inspection, Kossey determined the subjects were not in possession of a valid saltwater products license required to sell Â“ sh. Both subjects were cited and four triple tail were seized as evidence.FWC REPORTFWC extends shellÂ“ sh license expiration dateThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has extended the June 30 license expiration date until July 31 for commercial harvesters and dealers who reside in or have a business located in Franklin County. The date was extended to accommodate seafood harvesters impacted by the June 24 catastrophic fire in Eastpoint. Beginning July 1, The city of Apalachicola has taken over issuance of the Apala-chicola Shellfish Harvesting License (AP). Seafood har-vesters in Franklin County may obtain their AP License at the Apalachicola City Hall, 1 Avenue E, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seafood harvest-ers will still need to view the required 22-minute shell-fish harvester training video at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesÂ Apalachicola Shellfish Center, at the north end of Market Street.FWC has said all commercial saltwater licenses, including wholesale dealer, retail dealer and saltwater products licenses in effect for the 2017-18 license year, will remain effective until July 31, including all endorsements in effect for the 2017-18 license year. All other rules governing these saltwater licenses and endorsements remain in effect.If you have questions regarding the extension, contact the FWC Office of Licensing and Permitting at (850) 488-3641 or by email at CustomerService@MyFWC.com. For specific details on the Apalachicola Bay Oyster harvesting license and training, please contact the Apalachicola Shellfish Center at 653-8317 or Apalachicola City Hall at 653-9319. Carrabelle looking for fulltime police ofÂ“ cerCarrabelle Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of fulltime police officer. Applicants must be age 19 years or older, and have obtained a high school diploma or GED, and have completed the Law Enforcement Basic Recruit course through a program approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The applicant must have received a pass-ing score on the State Officer Certification Examination, pass a physical and drug screening, and be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays. The starting salary is $16.27 an hour, of $33,840 per year. Applications can be accessed and printed at www.carrabellepolice.com under the Employment tab. Applications should be returned to the Carrabelle Police Department, at 1001 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle, between normal business hours.LAW BRIEFS For more news go to apalachtimes.com
** A8 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The Times SOCIETYHappy 78th birthday, to Eula Rochelle on Thursday, June 28. Love always,Your children and grandchildren, family and friendsBIRTHDAYSHappy birthday, Eula RochelleEula Rochelle Happy 83rd birthday, Dad, on Sunday, July 1. Love,Eula, and all your children and grandchildrenHappy birthday, Henry RochelleHenry Rochelle This last week brought a disaster to many of our friends and neighbors, I hope the outpouring of assistance from neighbors and throughout the county and state are helping to put things closer to normal. Fire is a terrible thief, there are many families who no longer have their history. This office is capable of assisting in replacing military documents and awards. Call the office and we can begin the process, I know it isnÂt much on your minds but there will come a time when these documents will be needed. I hope everyone was able to enjoy Independence Day celebrations with family and friends. Charles B. Elliott is the veteranÂs service officer for Franklin County. He can be reached in the office at 653-8096, by cellphone at 653-7051, or by email to Veteranservice@ franklincountyflorida.comVETERANS CORNERHave you lost military documents? C h a r l e s E l l i o t t Charles ElliottSt. George Island turned out Saturday evening at Doc MyersÂ Island Pub and Sports Bar for a fundraiser to help the victims of the Lime Rock fire in Eastpoint. Sponsored together with the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head and St. George Island Civic Club, the event featured a silent auction and live auction, as well as a Low Country Shrimp Boil and Â5 oÂclock SomewhereÂŽ Cornhole Tournament. ÂBecause of your support, we were able to raise over $9,000 in donations and those donations continue to roll in!ÂŽ said Loula Myers, wife of Daniel ÂDocÂŽ Myers. ÂThanks to all sponsors, volunteers, and participants that made this all possible,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe are proud to be part of this.ÂŽSt. George Island raises funds for re victims Above: Even the pooches were there to help. At right: Bunnie Ison helps get ready for the auction. At right, top: Taking part in the fundraiser were, from left, Denise Butler, Stanley Colvin, retired Gen. James Donald and Cliff Butler. At right, bottom: Everybody loves a Lo Country Boil.[PHOTOS BY JENNIFER SHEFFIELD | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES]
** The Times | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A9 FAITHSpecial to the TimesHello Franklin County! Many thanks goes to all those involved in bringing the Mobile Mammogram Bus to Carrabelle and to those who work with Tech Care. Thanks go to the Florida Department of Health, Tech Care X-Ray, LLC, and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, we appreciate Oyster Radio and all of the publicity for community services. Not as many took advantage of this incredible service as expected, but we are already planning for a fall event. The Basics of Better Living program will be held in Carrabelle, Friday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m. DonÂt we all have a fear we will be targeted by a scammer? This monthÂs topic is ÂStrategies for Avoiding Scams & Fraud.ÂŽ These programs are facilitated by Samantha Kennedy, with the Wakulla County extension office. Eastpoint branch will hold the same program, Friday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. As the summer continues, we enjoy seeing many birds and butterflies. Join us Tuesday, July 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Carrabelle, or at the Eastpoint branch Thursday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. for the monthly gardening event. This month this topic is about ÂBirds & Butterflies: Keeping Colorful Nature Close to Home.ÂŽ Join us each month for these informative and enjoyable programs facilitated by Les Harrison, the Wakulla County extension director. There is just two more weeks of summer reading program fun, July 11 20! 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 especially chosen for summer reading. Eastpoint childrenÂs programs will be on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and the Carrabelle Rockers & Readers will meet on Fridays at 11 a.m. If you love cookies, you will enjoy meeting author Sidsel ÂSidÂ Munkholm McOmie who will be sharing with us her latest book about Danish food and recipes. Check out her first book ÂHygge Â… Danish Food & Recipes,ÂŽ which is available at both library locations. Her second book ÂNibbles & BitesÂŽ was just released and it will be available the day of the program. Programs are scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at the Eastpoint branch and again at the Carrabelle branch on Friday, July 13 at 1 p.m. There will be samples. Also the same week we will get to learn about ancient Florida and about flint napping. Tristan Harrensten with the Florida Public Archaeology Network will be with us Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at Eastpoint and then again at Carrabelle at 4 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. The Carrabelle branch operating hours will be temporarily adjusted and will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday hours will remain 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A reminder public computer access shuts down 15 minutes prior to closing. 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 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 am. to 2 p.m. at 697-2366. See you at the Library!LIBRARY CORNERButter ies, birds and Danish cookies James Joseph Welsh, 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends, under the care of Big Bend Hospice at St. James Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carrabelle, on Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2018. He was born in Granite City, Illinois on Jan. 1, 1938 to the late James and Alice Key Welsh. He was retired from the state of Florida, after working for many years in an administrative role. Jim was a longtime columnist for the Apalachicola Times, faithfully authoring the column Lanark News for many years. Jim was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Lanark Village. He was a member of the Apalachicola Knights of Columbus, of which he was a former district deputy. He is survived by one sister, Patricia Welsh Bentley, of Winter Haven, and two brothers, Gerald Welsh, of Eugene, Oregon, and Thomas Earl Welsh. He is predeceased by his parents. Per his wishes, Jim was cremated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. Donations in JimÂs memory may be sent to Sacred Heart Church in Lanark Village, or to Big Bend Hospice.OBITUARY JIM WELSH On Saturday, June 23, the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club hosted their second annual ÂThe Longest Day,ÂŽ a benefit for the AlzheimerÂs Association. The day featured a Fins Up! 5K Run and Walk, a ÂFamily Day on the LawnÂŽ at Doc Myers Island Pub and Sports Bar, and the day concluded with a Â5 OÂclock SomewhereÂŽ Party under the Tiki at Doc MyersÂ. Overall, the day was very successful! We were able to raise awareness of the dreaded disease that is AlzheimerÂs, and in doing so, raised several thousand dollars to go to the Association to help in the fight against AlzheimerÂs! We have so many to thank for allowing the day to be so successful. We must thank our sponsors, for without their trust in us, none of this would have been possible. We had quite a large number of sponsors this year, and are extremely thankful for all of them! There were eight businesses that really stepped up to help in the cause; Oyster Radio, Amison Seafood, Sanders and Duncan P.A., Sparks and Sons, Collins Vacation Rentals, Piggly Wiggly Express, and Carrabelle IGA were our Gold sponsors. We are also extremely grateful to Doc MyersÂ Island Pub and Sports Bar. They allowed us to invade their place of business for essentially the entire day. If we had a Platinum category, they would be in it! Thank you to Bwana Ray of Panama City, who, in our humble opinion, is the best Jimmy Buffett cover artist in Florida and the rest of the Southeast! Thank you to Spacewalk of Panama City. Also, thank you to Tri-Eagle Sales for supplying the ÂLand SharkÂŽ team. We want to give an extra special shout out to our partners in ÂPartying with a Purpose,ÂŽ the Tallahassee Parrothead Club! They came down Friday evening and stayed throughout the day on Saturday. We really appreciate their support. Of course, we have to thank the members of our own phlock, the Forgotten Coast Parrot Heads! These guys worked tirelessly from the planning stages back in March, to the organizational stages in April, May, and June, all the way to the execution stages on Saturday, June 23. We are so proud to be associated with such fine people, people who care so very much for their community and the improvement thereof! Fins Up to All of you Parrot Heads! Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank the people of the Forgotten Coast, specifically Franklin County. You guys showed up in droves and opened you hearts and wallets to the cause! So many people were able to share their AlzheimerÂs stories and were anxious to help in the fight. While we tried to provide a day of fun for everyone, there is no discounting the seriousness of the disease we are all battling, and you all played, in no small way, a part in the battle against AlzheimerÂs! Thank you to everyone who played a role in our ÂLongest DayÂsÂŽ success! Mark your calendars for June 22, 2019 as we prepare to do it all again! Thank you Forgotten Coast! As we like to sayÂƒ Fins Up!Jeff and Allison Moore Captain and 1st Mate Forgotten Coast Parrot Head ClubCARD OF THANKSThe Longest DayForgotten Coast Parrot Head Club logo designed by video game artist Katy Harg rove The family of the late Wayne M. OÂNeal, Jr., wishes to express our deep appreciation to those who offered kindness, support, messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. We especially wish to thank Kelly Funeral home and St. Patrick Catholic Church.CARD OF THANKSThe OÂNeal Family The family of the late Gayle Speed Ringo would like to thank all relatives, friends, classmates, church members, and neighbors for the tremendous outpouring of kind messages, flowers and cards of condolences that were received. Special thanks and gratitude to the Apalachicola High School Class of 1977 for their expressions of love and comfort to the Speed/ Ringo family. Heartfelt gratitude to Love Center Holiness Church of the Living God, and St. Paul AME for the beautiful and comforting service, and for the support provided to the family during this time of grief.Speed and Ringo Families
** A10 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to firstname.lastname@example.orgSt. Vincent Island is a wonderful place that remains unchanged from what old Florida looked like. The undeveloped barrier island in Franklin County offers two white-tailed deer hunts on the 12,490-acre national wildlife refuge. The first deer hunt, Nov. 15-17, is an archery hunt. Only vertical bows may be used, unless a hunter has a Disabled Crossbow Permit, in which case a crossbow may be used as well. During the second white-tailed hunt, hunters may use bows, crossbows and muzzleloaders. That hunt is Jan. 17-19, 2019. There are 250 permits available for each of the two hunts, at a cost of $27.50 each. If youÂd like to experience the thrills and solitude of primitive hunting on St. Vincent Island, all you have to do is buy a permit in July. If youÂd like to purchase a permit for one or both of these primitive hunts, get the appropriate worksheet by going to MyFWC.com/ License and clicking on ÂLimited Entry/ Quota Hunts.ÂŽ Once youÂve completed it, you may buy the permit at GoOutdoorsFlorida. com or from any county tax collectorÂs office or retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing supplies, beginning 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. But you had better be quick, Âcause these permits are being offered first-come, first-served until theyÂre gone. Accessing the island You can only get to St. Vincent Island by boat, and if you donÂt bring your own, you can make a deal with one of the local charter captains to take you to the island and bring you back after the hunt. For a list of boat captains that offer this service, contact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. The island has no electricity, so itÂs all about primitive camping for three days. YouÂre allowed to have a small campfire, using only wood you bring with you or deadwood you find on the ground. And itÂs recommended that you bring a bicycle to get to and from your hunting spot. If you harvest any game, however, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff will pick you and your animal up in one of their trucks. In addition, transportation to and from hunting spots and accommodations is available to hunters with disabilities. If youÂre looking for a great hunt in a truly beautiful remote place and donÂt mind roughing it a bit, you will really enjoy St. Vincent Island. But make sure youÂre prepared for inclement weather because you never know what Mother Nature might throw at you. Join the Dove Club The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionÂs 2017 Landowner of the Year Award winner, Cal Cooksey, annually plants dove fields on his familyÂs Gadsden County property, and for the past few years has hosted youth dove hunts through the Youth Hunting Program of Florida. ÂThe future of hunting hinges on finding fun and exciting ways to attract new people to the outdoors and keep them engaged. Taking someone dove hunting for the first time is a great way to accomplish this,ÂŽ said Cooksey. When asked what the best thing new hunter can do to prepare for a dove hunt, he said to shoot trap or sporting clays at a local shooting range. To find a public FWCmanaged shooting range near you, go to MyFWC. com/Ranges. ÂTrap shooting so closely imitates dove hunting, and the same way you have to lead that clay before pulling the trigger, itÂs the same as with a dove in flight,ÂŽ Cooksey said. When Cooksey puts a group of hunters in one of his planted dove fields, he makes sure to space them a good, safe 150 yards apart. He says itÂs best if a new dove hunter can sit alongside an experienced hunter, so they can pick up tips on identifying doves. He also said thereÂs a lot of great information available on the internet to learn how to identify doves as well as how to field dress and cook them. ÂI love being able to share with others what IÂve had all my life, and see people get excited when they have a successful hunt and start learning about conservation,ÂŽ Cooksey said. Because dove hunting is one of the best ways to introduce new people to hunting and enjoy time afield with friends and family, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program, which offers hunters the chance to experience dove hunting on the stateÂs best public dove fields. Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (age 15 or younger) to hunt all scheduled dates of a dove field, and each hunter gets to take a daily bag limit of birds. Hunters have the choice of applying as a ÂgroupÂŽ with up to three adult hunters, or they can apply as an individual. Permits cost $150 per adult hunter. All hunts take place on Saturdays from noon until sunset. Scheduled hunt dates and number of hunts vary between fields. This coming season, there will be the same five special-opportunity dove fields as there were last year: Frog Pond North Public Small Game Hunting Area in Miami-Dade County, historically a top producer of harvested doves, this year has 23 Dove Club permits available to hunt 120 acres planted in Japanese millet, dove proso, browntop millet and sorghum. There are 13 Dove Club permits available to hunt the 100 acres of browntop millet at Allapattah Flats Public Small Game Hunting Area in Martin County, east of Lake Okeechobee. Hilochee Wildlife Management Area in Lake County has 15 Dove Club permits available to hunt on 80 acres. This year, the field will be planted in Japanese millet, dove proso, browntop millet and sorghum. Putnam CountyÂs Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area has three fields that total about 125 acres, and 30 Dove Club permit holders will be able to hunt over browntop millet, Japanese millet, dove proso, sorghum, buckwheat and sunflower. The remaining field is at Tenoroc Public Small Game Hunting Area in Polk County, with 13 Dove Club permits available to hunt the 50 acres. Planting on this field is currently delayed due to wet field conditions. Dove Club permits will be issued by random drawing during Phase I, which runs from 10 a.m. on Friday, July 6 through July 16. After obtaining the correct application worksheet by going to MyFWC.com/License and clicking on ÂLimited Entry/Quota Hunts,ÂŽ you can apply for these season passes by filling out a single worksheet (with up to five dove field choices) and turning it in at any county tax collectorÂs office, license agent or by applying online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. During Phase I, hunters may be awarded a permit for only one dove field. You can check the drawing results as early as July 20 by logging into your customer account at GoOutdoorsFlorida. com, and a pop-up message will let you know if you were successful. And any applicant who provides an email address will also be notified by email.OUTTA THE WOODSApply next week for St. Vincent deer huntsThis aerial photo of St. Vincent Island, at the westernmost end of Apalachicola Bay, shows the strandplain with welldeveloped beach ridges. Another narrow strandplain is present along southern edge of mainland. [ USDA/FSA | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] This mostly female crew went fishing Saturday with Capt. Lee Chapin, owner of SGI Charters, and didnÂt do too badly reeling in the red snapper and the mahi-mahi. Women standing with their catch of snapper, from left, are Jordan Hecht, Sarah Carnline, Hannah Marshall, Madeline Kidney and Kit Chapin. Kneeling in front, from left, are Matt Hecht and Sammy Haddad, and Dustin Thomas is standing at back. Not pictured is Lee Chapin.A FINE KETTLE OF FISH[ LEE CHAPIN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] T o n y Y o u n g Tony Young
** The Times | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A11 SPORTSFCHS volleyball conditioning continuesSummer conditioning for Franklin County High School volleyball for grades 6-12 held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. Students must have a sports physical turned into coach Tara Klink before participating. Participation in summer conditioning does not guarantee placement on a team in the fall. Volleyball try outs for Middle School, JV, and Varsity will be held on July 30 and 31 at FCS. Adult co-ed volleyball at 'The Matchbox'Adult Co-Ed Recreational Volleyball, offering a social fun exercise that will bring the community together in healthy and active ways, is held Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at "The Matchbox,ÂŽ the former Apalachicola High School gym.All skill levels welcome and encouraged and no experience necessary. Knee pads are recommended but not required.Arrangements can be made for parents who cannot find childcare to put on a movie for the kids. But it is still parentsÂ responsibility to watch their child.Questions? Contact Pamela Theis at email@example.com and leave message or text 850-899-0573.SPORTS BRIEFS By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894The Franklin County High School basketball team played 18 games last month, competing against teams from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee, all in bigger classifications than the Florida Class 1A Seahawks.Under the direction of Coach Nathan West and assistant coach Ray Bailey, the team started in early June playing five games in three days in Oxford, Alabama. The next week, they played three games in Altha, and the following traveled to Rome, Georgia and played four games and an overtime tourna-ment hosted by Berry College.The team wrapped up the month playing twice in Panama City, and then three games at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.ÂOur guys lifted, practiced, and conditioned every day along with playing 18 games in June,ÂŽ said West. ÂI thought the guys did a great job at holding each other accountable, show-ing responsibility, and being dedicated to improvement throughout the month.ÂI constantly preach on what it takes to be success-ful, not only in sports but after sports. I want our guys to con-trol what they control in their attitude and effort,ÂŽ he said. ÂI preach on how this summer is just part of the ÂprocessÂ and as long as they show up every day, work hard and bring a winning attitude, the rest will take care of itself.ÂSummer workouts are not always fun, a grind at times, but the guys came together as a team and really matured,ÂŽ he said.The Seahawk basketball roster was never full, since those members who play football were busy with that conditioning. ÂWe did, however, have a solid core of our players, both JV and varsity,ÂŽ West said. ÂThis hurt us at times in the sense of wins and losses, but helped us as a team as younger guys gained experience and playing time they may not had received if we had everyone all month.ÂŽ West said he and his staff are not worried about wins and losses. ÂWe wanted to grow as a team, put guys in game situ-ations that cannot be simulated at practice, and get everyone vital experience,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt was vital for us to travel to schools in areas that our kids have never been to, whether for experience, team growth, or college exposure.ÂŽ West said he appreciated the families who supported the teamÂs summer journey, allow-ing their children to share in this experience.ÂThe guys are growing not only as a team, but as young men; that is what this is all about,ÂŽ he said. ÂOn behalf of our team and coaching staff, I would like to thank the superintendent and all the board members for making this pos-sible, as well as our supportive administration.ÂŽBOYS BASKETBALLHoop Hawks complete busy monthBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894The Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club attracted about two dozen runners to its Fins Up! 5k race June 23 on St. George Island, and it was one of the younger runners who won it. Jeremy Coad, 18, of Dublin, Ohio ran the course in 18:49, a little less than a minute ahead of runner-up Chance Logan, 21, Bristol, who ran a 19:33. In this place, with a time of 24:19, was Wes Brinkley, 51.Other finishers and their times were:Â€ 25:36 Â… Diane Huis, 53, Raleigh, North CarolinaÂ€ 26:09 Â… Richard Lenhart, 59, ApalachicolaÂ€ 27:38 Â… Tom Moses, 53, EastpointÂ€ 27:59 Â… Cliff Buell, 64, Albany, Georgia Â€ 29:11 Â… Amanda Sullivan, 33, Bryan, Texas Â€ 31:25 Â… Kurt Gores, 68 Â€ 32:22 Â… Reece Juno, 12, St George IslandÂ€ 32:35 Â… Elizabeth Cumbie, 35, Carrabelle Â€ 33:24 Â… Diane Meagh, 58, St George IslandÂ€ 35:19 Â… Mary Stutzman, 69, ApalachicolaÂ€ 36:25 Â… Madison Sealy, 15, Hawkinsville, GeorgiaÂ€ 38:05 Â… Abby Strait, 12, Hawkinsville, GeorgiaÂ€ 38:18 Â… Missy Cumbie, 64, CarrabelleÂ€ 38:32 Â… Susan Lamb, 60, Albany, GeorgiaÂ€ 40:19 Â… Allison Powell, Albany, GeorgiaÂ€ 40:20 Â… Joe Powell, 25, Monroe, GeorgiaÂ€ 40:59 Â… Genia Burke, 38, Hosford, GeorgiaÂ€ 41:31 Â… Tina Tharpe, 40, BristolCoad king of the Fins Up! roadTop Â“ nishers, from left are runner-up Chance Logan, Bristol; winner Jeremy Coad, Dublin, Oion; and third place Wes Brinkley [ JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]
** A12 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The Times CROSSWORD 1. Which TV series had the first-ever episode to be watched by more than 50 million U.S. households? ÂM*A*S*H,ÂŽ ÂSeinfeld,ÂŽ ÂDallas,ÂŽ ÂAmerican IdolÂŽ 2. What was introduced in 1963 at the U.S. Post Office? Self-sticking stamps, RFD, ZIP codes, Saturday delivery 3. Who was the first U.S. president to sport a beard while in office? Van Buren, Fillmore, Pierce, Lincoln 4. What part of a cat comes in the shapes of round, slanted and almond? Fur, Eye, Paw, Tail 5. Where is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve? Panama, Botswana, Peru, Kenya 6. WhatÂs a small dent or scrape in the body of the vehicle? Ring, Sing, Ping, DingANSWERS: 1. ÂM*A*S*H,ÂŽ 2. ZIP codes, 3. Lincoln, 4. Eye, 5. Botswana, 6. DingÂTrivia 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 f-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. If you have a good summer photo, please share. The Times welcomes readers to send us their best photographs, 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 FRANKLINA hawk tends to her young. [JO PEARMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Smack dab in JulyTommy Stevens gets ready to release into the woods a snake that was found on his property. [TAMMY STEVENS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] This aerial shot shows the blackened destruction of the Lime Rock Â“ re. [JOHN WEAVER | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Captain Clint Taylor goes for the dunk with Doc Myers in the tank at the Longest Day AlzheimerÂs fundraiser June 23. [JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] A view of the Apalachicola horizon taken before a recent tropical storm. [BRITTNEY CARR | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES]
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** A14 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The TimesTemporary housing is first, and a permanent solution is millions of dollars away and where they come from is uncertain.ÂŽPierce said the trailers that were burned did not meet Zone 3 hurricane codes, and while that will pertain to permanent housing, it has been waived until July 15 as part of the commissionÂs resolution.ÂA single wide is $70,000 and could be more than that depending if itÂs double wide,ÂŽ Pierce said, noting that the total cost of replacement could exceed $3 million.ÂAt this point that kind of money isnÂt available,ÂŽ he said.Tim Center, director of Capital Area Community Action, told commissioners his agency will be buying 26 travel trailers from the Fed-eral Emergency Management Agency, and will loan them to people for temporary use, hopefully no longer than six months.ÂWe have to find some way to get them back in their homes so they can rebuild their lives,ÂŽ Pierce said. ÂWhat thatÂs going to be is a little uncertain now. You have to rebuild the community one step at a time.ÂŽCounty Coordinator Michael Moron said the county has been issuing demolition permits to property owners at no cost, providing they waive liability by the many private contrac-tors and the county who are helping with land clearing.Chairman Smokey Parrish said the area has been broken down into four zones, with companies each assigned a particular area to focus on. In addition, the solid waste department has moved Dumpsters to the area to help cut down on the costs of haul-ing debris to the landfill. ÂThereÂs been an outpour-ing of support from nearby counties,ÂŽ said Parrish. ÂWe want to give them (the victims) some sense of normalcy.ÂŽParrish said a six-month goal of transitioning to permanent housing is Âa very aggressive deadline for lack of a better term. ThatÂs a goal weÂre going to shoot for. That was the goal suggested by state agencies.ÂŽTress DameronÂs the coun-tyÂs emergency management coordinator, said the depart-ment hopes to have more exact numbers by weekÂs end. Pam Brownell, the emer-gency management director, has been busy in the after-math of the fire, and this week is in the hospital, scheduled for back surgery.ÂWe donÂt want to miss anyone and we donÂt want anyone to fall through the cracks,ÂŽ Dameron said. COUNTYFrom Page A1ÂWe have to nd some way to get them back in their homes so they can rebuild their lives,. What thatÂs going to be is a little uncertain now. You have to rebuild the community one step at a time.ÂŽFormer County Planner Alan Pierce 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 AdministratorÂs office before final payment is made to contractor. Pub June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2018 20867T IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2016CA000110 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. CRAIG D. HUFFMAN; MARK A. TARMEY; SUMMERCAMPCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CRAIG D. HUFFMAN N/K/AJANE DOE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK TARMEYN/K/A KAREN TARMEY, Defendant(s). N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on May 24th, 2018 in Civil Case No. 2016CA000110, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and CRAIG D. HUFFMAN; MARK A. TARMEY; -SUMMERCAMP COMMUNITYASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CRAIG D. HUFFMAN N/K/AJANE DOE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK TARMEYN/K/A KAREN TARMEYare Defendants. The Clerk of the Court, Marcia Johnson will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL32320 on July 26th, 2018 at 11:00 AM the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 417 OF SUMMERCAMPEAST PHASE 1 A& B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 32 THROUGH 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 30th, 2018. CLERK OF THE COURT Marcia Johnson Michael Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aldridge | Pite, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 South Congress Avenue Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 Pub: JUne 28, July 5, 2018 20873T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-000012C IN RE: ESTATE OF Virginia Louise Snyder Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Virginia Louise Snyder, deceased, whose date of death was July 24th, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate On whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is June 28, 2018 Personel Representative Jeanne L. Rickerson also known as Jeanne S. Rickerson 312 Patton Street Saint George Island, FL 32328 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. 80 Market Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Telephone: ( 8 5 0 1 653-8976 Fax:(850)653-8743 By: /s/ Barbara Sanders BARBARA SANDERS Florida Bar No. 492178 Email Addresses: bsanders@fairpoininet firstname.lastname@example.org Pub: June 28, July 5, 2018 20909T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 18000023CPAXMX PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD M. CHARRON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard M. Charron, deceased, File Number 18000023CPAXMX is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 decedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 5, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative Wendy Ennis-Volcy, Esq. & Christine C. Gill, Esq. P.O. Box 822238 Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-2238 (954) 436-2003; (954) 462-3430 WEV email@example.com Cbast3@aol.com FBN: 883440 & 983764 Personal Representative: Kelly Charron 22 Boxwood COurt Huntington, NY 11746 Pub: July 5, 12, 2018 20961T NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in removing a derelict vessel in Franklin County. More information and the bid documents can be obtained from Whitney Barfield, Assistant Grant Manager, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, phone (850) 653-9783 x-194 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Franklin County ClerkÂs Office, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-2317, and will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, July 17, 2016 at the County Commission meeting which begins at 9:00 a.m. at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida. The bid should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked ÂDERELICT VESSEL REMOVAL SEALED BIDÂŽ. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bidders shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws. July 5, 2018
CLASSIFIEDSThe Times | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A15 NF-4529538 NEWLY RENOVATED! (2) Lanark Village Apartments 2 bed, 1 bath Units $1200/ month, $1200 SD All Utilities Included NO PETS AVAILABLE JULY 1st Lanark Village Apartment 3 bed, 1 bath $775/month, $1000 SD Pets Considered w/ $300 non-refundable pet fee 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. RN & LPN Hiring Event-On the Spot InterviewsWhen: Friday, July 13th 11am-7pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee Central 1330 Blairstone Road Tallahassee, FL 32301 WeÂ’re hiring for Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions in the following locations: Bristol Carrabelle Crawfordville Monticello Perry Sneads Job Seekers Bring: resume, professional license/certification, driverÂ’s license & CPR certification Think outside the hospital and consider a career in correctional nursing. For additional information please contact Michelle Conley at 850-692-5579 or email@example.com 20992T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 18000097CAAXMX Federal National Mortgage Association (Â“Fannie MaeÂ”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America Plaintiff, vs. The Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Arthur L. Perry, Sr. a/k/a Arthur Leo Perry, Sr., Deceased, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO:The Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Arthur L. Perry, Sr. a/k/a Arthur Leo Perry, Sr., Deceased Last Known Address: Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT NINE (9), BLOCK ONE (1), LANARK VILLAGE, UNIT ONE (1), ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on William Cobb, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the PlaintiffÂ’s attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication June 28, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the PlaintiffÂ’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on April 17, 2018 Marcia Johnson As Clerk of the Court By Terry C Segree As Deputy Clerk Pub June 28, July 5, 2018 21008T In the Circuit Court for Second Judicial Circuit In and for Franklin County, Florida Probate Division Case No. 2018 CP 40 In Re: Estate of Gloria Gale Miller Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gloria Gale Miller, deceased, whose date of death was May 6, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representativesÂ’ 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of 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 PUBLICAITON OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 5, 2018 /s/ Joseph R. Boyd Joseph R. Boyd, B.C.S. JoeRBoyd@boydlaw .net Florida Bar No. 179079 Boyd & Durant, P.L. 1407 Piedmont Drive East Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Telephone: (850) 386-2171 Facsimile: (850) 385-4936 AddÂ’l:service@boyd law .net Attorney for Personal Representatives /s/ Kimberly Crum Kimberly Crum P.O. Box 354 Carrabelle, FL 32322 /s/ Ruby Litton P.O. Box 490 Carrabelle, FL 32322 Personal Representatives Pub July 5, 12, 2018 21014T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2018-96 CA APALACHICOLA BAY COLONY HOMEOWNERSÂ’ ASSOCIATION, a Florida Corporation, a/k/a BAY COLONY HOMEOWNERSÂ’ ASSOCAITION, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. J. BEN WATKINS PRIVATE FOUNDATION, a Inc., a Florida Corporation Defendant. CLERKÂ’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 17, 2018, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the 2ND FLOOR LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE at the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola at 11:00 am EST on July 26, 2018, the following described property: Lot 10, Bay Colony, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 5, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE DATE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 33 Market Street, Suite 33, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or Telephone Voice/TDD (904) 653-8861 prior to such proceeding. Dated: June 27, 2018 Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michelle Maxwell Deputy Clerk Kristy Branch Banks, PA 171 US Hwy 98 W, Suite A Eastpoint, FL 32328 phone: 850-670-1255 Fax: 866-601-4805 Pub July 5, 12 2018 21016T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2017-15 CA BRUCE LATEN Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. CAULEY; DECEASED, UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MONASTARY STOREHOUSE, INC.; GEORGE FREEMAN; TERESA CAULEY, SURVIVING SPOUSE OF DECEDENT MICHAEL J. CAULEY; ERIC CAULEY, SURVIVING SON OF DECEDENT MICHAEL J. CAULEY; DOUG CAULEY, SURVIVING SON OF DECEDENT MICHAEL J. CAULEY; HEATHER CAULEY UTT, SURVIVING DAUGHTER OF DECEDENT MICHAEL J. CAULEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DECEASED DEFENDANT WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM IN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANT Defendants. CLERKÂ’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 13, 2018, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the 2ND FLOOR LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE at the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola at 11:00 am EST on July 26, 2018, the following described property: Lot 3, Block 1 (175), KEOUGHÂ’S SECOND ADDITION TO OFFICIAL MAP OF CITY OF CARRABELLE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 20, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE DATE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 33 Market Street, Suite 33, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or Telephone Voice/TDD (904) 653-8861 prior to such proceeding. Dated: June 27, 2018 Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michelle Maxwell Deputy Clerk Kristy Branch Banks, PA 171 US Hwy 98 W, Suite A Eastpoint, FL 32328 phone: 850-670-1255 Fax: 866-601-4805 July 5, 12 2018 Pub July 5,12, 2018 Gretchen Custom SlipcoversNow on the Coast Cushions, pillows, home sewing needs. Call: 850-841-0298 Attached are photos of the 1973 John Deere 310D backhoe, serial No. 208958T. The hour meter shows 6,672 hours so despite the age it was hardly used. It was used sparingly over the years on a large piece of property in the area by one man. He liked to move dirt. I have charged the battery and it turns over, but I was not able to start it. My experience with small Diesel tractors is that they have glow plugs and/or a compression release to aid in starting. If this thing has one I couldnÂ’t figure it out. I didnÂ’t notice any leaks from the engine or hydraulic system. Some of the hydraulic lines appear new. I am asking $8,000. The machine is located in Eastpoint close to the bay. Open to offers. Veterinary Assistant/Technician Wanted Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic Full Time, Competitive Salary & Benefits, Animal/Medical Experience Preferred. Minimum Qualifications: High School Graduate, Stable Work History, Strong Community Ties, History of Proper Veterinary Care of Personal Pets, No Criminal History, Seeking Long Term Employment, Ability to Lift and Restrain Large Dogs, Available For Weekend Duty, Good Grammar/Writing/Math/Comm unication Skills, Team Player, Personable, Good References from Previous Employers, Ability to Work With Public. Send Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls or walk ins. PublisherÂ’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise Â“any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discriminationÂ” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. St. George Island$210/wk for extended stay, elec, satellite, 12Â’X 65Â’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5800 4 bedroom / 2bath on 5 acres with pond. 1 Year Lease. $1800 per month $750 deposit. Call (850)370-6001 House for SaleFor sale $7500: 1000 square foot house for sale. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hot water heater, refrigerator, microwave oven with hood( brand new still in box), some light fixtures, dead head cypress walls, laminate floors throughout. House must be moved. Call 850-643-3631 for more information. Used Single Wides Zone Three, 2016 and 2017 Models. Call: 229-246-1218
** A16 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | The TimesShuler said rebidding the job could be completed within the next 30 to 45 days, before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.Commissioner William Massey moved to put it back out to bid, and the two bid packages were to be returned, unopened. The two women may resubmit a proposal for this new round of bidding.Commissioner Noah Lock-leys seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. ÂWe did ask for three and we didnÂt get Âem,ÂŽ he said.The TDC also received a series of proposals for its four vendors.Full Moon Creative, out of Sunrise, is seeking the TV production contract, as is Designer at Large out of Tampa, and the current vendor, Forgotten Coast TV Inc. out of Apalachicola.For print media services, Designer at Large out of Tampa also put in for the job, as did the current vendor, Bay Media, of Apalachicola.For web services, Designer at Large out of Tampa also submitted a bid, as did the current vendor 2k Web Group out of Apalachicola.For radio and Internet services, Designer at Large out of Tampa submitted a proposal, as did Live Communications Inc., which owns WOCY, out of Tallahassee, and the current vendor, Oyster Radio, out of Eastpoint, which operates WOYS.The commissioners also were on hand for the bid opening for three other projects.The Timber Island boat ramp and Indian Creek Park dock replacement, were a package deal, and it received two bids.RJ Gorman Marine Con-struction out of Panama City Beach said they would do Indian Creek for $52,742.78, and Timber Island for $38,088.05, for a total of $90,830.83.HG Harders and Sons pro-posed to to do Indian Creek for $76,475, and Timber Island for $47,420, for a total of $123,895.Several bids were received for the Gulf Shores Boulevard relocation at Alligator Point.These included $158,933.50 from Pigott Asphalt and Site Work out of Tallahassee, $187,009 from Roberts and Roberts of Tal-lahasee; $209,851 from North Florida Construction, of Clarksville; $196,564, from Capital Asphalt, of Talla-hassee; $165,310 from North Florida Asphalt; $185,608.24 from M of Tallahassee Inc; and $250,352 from CW Roberts, of Tallahassee. TDCFrom Page A1The commissioners had planned to the have the TDC board rank the top three applicants and then after an interview process before the county commission, he or she would be selected. County Attorney Michael Shuler asked commissioners how they wanted to proceed.