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** Volume 133 Number 17 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ....................A4 Law Enforcement .........A7 Society .....................A10 Faith ........................A11 Outdoors .................A12 Sports......................A13 A5 French priests helped name Dog IslandA13Seahawksopen Friday with exhibition game EASTPOINT FIGHTS BACK, A3 OUT TO SEE Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ApalachTimes ¢ CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Expect to see the Gibson Inn old and improved in the months ahead.Keenly aware of the 1907 hotels historic grandeur, new owner Steven Etchen is planning a series of enhancements and expansions to ensure the Gibsons legacy is matched by its luxury.Gibson Inn LLC, of which Etchen is its sole principal, closed Friday at Dodd Title on the purchase of the 30-room hotel from The Gibson Venture, which for the past 36 years has served as owner, with Michael and Neil Koun, and Michael Merlo as partners in the venture.Gibson Inn soldBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders got a surprise on her birthday last week, and the county gave itself a wonderful gift.At a ceremony Thursday morning, Aug. 9, state and local officials dedicated the countys new Island View Park, a two-acre stretch along the south side of U.S. 98, about one mile east of Carrabelle, with almost 900 feet fronting St. George Sound.The new park, funded in large part by the monies stemming from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will eventually encompass an County dedicates Island View ParkPavilion named in honor of Cheryl SandersBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894When they go to the polls Aug. 28, voters in two Apalachicola districts will decide on who they want to sit on the school board next year.A third seat, District 2, on the eastern end of the county, was also up, but incumbent Pam Marshall didnt draw an opponent and so shell continue in office for at least the next four years.The two battles in Apalachicola are being fiercely fought, and since both are non-partisan elections, all voters, regardless of party, will be eligible to vote.Apalachicola school board races heat up Kirvin Thompson The Gibson Inns new owner Steven Etchen, right, relaxes on the front steps with his sister, Katharine Couillard, who will be the inns marketing director. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] New owner plans gradual expansion See PARK, A9 See ELECTION, A8 See INN, A16By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894With her Little Miss Seahawk crown set carefully on a cloth next to her cafeteria tray, Frank-lin County fourth grader Adacyn Cruse prepared to fill out her sample tasting form at last weeks open house.Before her sat a plate chock full of samples of everything from Big DaddyŽ pizza, to a chicken sandwich, to pizza, and taco and chips.A new year beginsFamilies ock to Open House as schooling startsMadison Martin, a third grader in Mrs. Smiths class, samples the food service offerings while her little sister Jozlyn, 3, snatches some peaches from her tray. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES PHOTOS ] Lexa DAgostino, from Carrabelle, signs up her daughter Mia, right, for the bus. ELECTION 2018See SCHOOL, A6Gulf Specimen beach tour SaturdayThe Gulf Specimen Beach Explorations Tour, hosted by Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, will be this Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore the nearby beaches of the Wilderness Coast with the marine labs naturalist and certified Green Guide Debbi Clifford. In an easy two to three hour walk, learn about the natural history of local shore life: shells, critters, plants, and that strange blob on the beach.Participants should bring water, dress for the weather, wear water/beach shoes, hat, bring sunscreen/insect repel-lent as needed. Cost is adults $20 and children age 5 to 12 $10. Group size limited to 15 people.Please call 850-984-5297 to make reservations and more information. Tour meets at Gulf Specimen Aquarium. Capt. Clints Dip-Off SundayCaptain Clints Smoked Fish Dip Off will be this Sunday, August 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Oyster City Brew-ing Company.This is Capt. Clints third annual Dip Off! Proceeds of the entrance fees will go to the Eastpoint fire victims.Take your best dip recipe, a helping of Captain Clints smoked fish, and the judges decide! Pick up your smoked fish at OCBC on Saturday. Judging will begin Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and Peoples Choice! The top four and Peoples Choice victors will get to go offshore King fishing for next years event! Time to register for youth soccerFranklin County Youth Soccer will host registration during the entire month of August, as the program pre-press to play on a new soccer field the county has provided at DW Wilson Sports Complex.Registration for the six to eight week program can be done at at DW Wilson Sports Complex on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Tues-day, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regis-tration will also be at Vrooman Park in Eastpoint on Aug. 16 and 21. Sample uniforms, the same as last year from Focus Hook, will be available for sizing.Registration fee is $60 for the first child, $55 for the second child, and so forth. Parents or guardians must provide a copy of birth certificate to register and child must be between ages 4 and 12 to play. Saturday August 25 is final deadline for all registrations, payments and birth certificates. For more information please contact league president Betty Sasnett at 653-7598 or Krystal Shuler Hernandez at 653-5922. Please leave a message or text if no answer, and they will return you call as soon as possible.


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** The Times | Thursday, August 16, 2018 A3By Jennifer Sheffield The Apalachicola Times 850-653-1819For Eastpoint residents rebuilding their lives fol-lowing the Lime Rock fire, that process hascracked open another issue that has beenmounting in the community, and caused its own share ofdevastation.Drug activity, including the sale and use of methamphetamine,in a rural neighborhood where people have lived in peace and quiet in Franklin County for generations, iswhy Sheriff A.J. Smith plans to place a substation near Wilderness, Ridge, Bear Creek and Buck roads. This additional outpost was an idea that came about before the disaster, but is timely. The sheriff said it will back up the leg-work of existing patrols on streets where children play, but residents report are riddled with drug traf-fickers riding on bicycles from late at night into the early morning.Charles Brannen, on Ridge Road, says these same travelers are scop-ing private properties for items to steal, then trade to make drug deals with.Stealing is not because of the fire,Ž Brannen said. But, it slowed down for two weeks.ŽBoat motors and batteries, tools and a dou-ble-axle trailer, are just a few of the items he has had taken. Last week gas got siphoned out of my work truck.Ž Brannen said, I couldnt care if they put a station in my front yard. Id give them permission to build a jailhouse if they can catch them.ŽFor this reason, Dwight Polous, who has lived on Ridge for 35 years, is grateful the clean-up of burned properties was done quickly. They couldnt steal during the fire,Ž he said. Because they had to walk down the main street. There were ashes in the woods.ŽHe shows where they step off to when deputies drive by, then cut through when theyre gone.ŽBoth men know taking matters into their own hands is dangerous, but they have felt like they need to. Polous installed surveillance cameras, and Brannen has slept outside because My dog can hear certain bicycles half-amile away, and will alert me.ŽPolous, who raises grandkids ages 4 to 13 with wife Cathy, said about a substation, It can be a trailer set up, to hit hot spots. We want something out here so the elderly, and single mothers, are safe raising kids.For me, if you havent got safety, you aint got nothing. When a presence is around, the presence of bad is not. You cant stop what you dont have your hands on,Ž Polous said.We need to be there,Ž said the sheriff. A substation is a place for residents to go. Nobody can be everywhere, all the time, and when the crime is occurring, five minutes is a long time.ŽIts a way to work closer with the community,Ž Smith said. Its a place people like living in, so we want to make it a better place. Weve done that,Ž referring to tactics like curbing debris dump-ing, and cracking down on meth arrests since he first assumed office.Meth has gotten to everybody,Ž said Bran-nen. Some got locked up, but its a revolving door.ŽScott Shiver, youth pastor at the Eastpoint Church of God, said that while the meth use has increased, especially over the last year, the problem is greater than the drug.I dont know if a substation is an answer. Im not against it but speaking from a pastors point of view, this is a sin prob-lem,Ž said Shiver. Im at the jail every week and the minute drugs dont cloud their skills, prisoners ask what we are going to do about it. The sheriff has done what he said he was going to do, but someone has to keep telling them, youre doing good.ŽIts not meth on that block, its the loss of hope,Ž he said, referring to the economic climate since the seafood industry declined, and harvest of sellable oysters in Apala-chicola Bay dried up.It has translated back to where they live, from where they worked,Ž Shiver said, referring to acreage originally bought by people, nearly all of whom worked the water. I dont look at them as criminals, but victims of circumstance,Ž he said.I remember when there were five people waiting to fill up tanks and 200 on the (oyster) bar, and all you heard was laughter,Ž Shiver remi-nisced. They were living a dream. Heaven has been taken away but they won't leave for the same reason people move here. This is heaven on Earth.ŽBrannen echoed that view. Since the oyster industry dwindled, its made it worse for some to turn to what they can maintain,Ž he said. Even before houses burned down, its hard to find a place to rent, and only if someone got evicted. But when they get on drugs, they dont care what they live in.ŽPolous remembers when Wilderness hadnt been cut yet. If you don't live out here, you have no clue,Ž he said, responding to some, on the sheriffs social media page, who have claimed the substa-tion idea is a publicity stunt, and a disservice to taxpayers, since the sher-iffs office is just five miles from these neighborhoods proposed for this project.People are quick to put a price on it,Ž said Polous, who believes the substa-tion could be a stamp on a new horizon for the fire-affected area.Hes suggested install-ing low-pressure sodium streetlights, and com-pares catching addicts to tracking deer.Deer walk in the same area in a rhythm, that is easy to break,Ž he said. If you see bugs crawling in the daytime, baby, when you turn the lights out youre going to have bugs. Gotta light it up.ŽThe sheriff said the neighborhood has produced lots of calls, recently citing to in a TV news interview that from January to July, 1,300 calls about drugs, domestic disputes and burglaries warranted a response.Why wouldnt we want to be closer?Ž he asked.As a youth pastor with deep roots the community, Shiver knows both the good and the bad of Eastpoint.I dont want to paint the whole thing black,Ž Shiver said. I love this town. I dont love whats happening to it. Ive got good kids that come from those neighborhoods.ŽSometimes, it moves in around you,Ž he said. Eastpoint is unique in that middle class and below live side by side. But just because one person is achieving doesnt mean the other isnt trying.ŽTheres always been a drug problem, and will be, as long as people like doing drugs. The struggle for the bay took everybody down and meth is cheap. People have no education in other fields, so youre going to have some looking to make easy money.ŽMaybe this will help them to dream again, to see they can have something,Ž he said of the new, temporary trailers that have been provided. But, without the income source, that part is not going to change.ŽSmith said that he hopes to find someone willing to donate a part of their land to set up shop. We have stuff to move out there. Were still looking, and, will see what happens,Ž he said.Polous too balanced his anger with affection. I wouldnt want to live anywhere else. There are good people living in these conditions, too,Ž he said. Trying to enjoy a little bit out of life, with whats going on, but all its going to take is one kid poked with a needle to ruin that kids life.ŽWe allowed this to happen to our neighborhoods, by not speaking up,Ž he said. A.J. is only as good as his deputies are.No one can rightfully say something unless they have slept in our beds and lived in our houses,Ž said Polous.We do not need to barb wire the block,Ž said Shiver, of this peaceful place, near to the woods. We need to give people another dream.ŽDOUSING FLAMES OF CRIMEEastpoint cleanup moves inside neighbors livesBilly Dalton, standing next to he newly arrived travel trailer on Ridge Road, said he backs the new substation. It will slow a lot of this stuff down,Ž he said. This Otter Slide Road sign, one of several around the county, warns meth dealers that the sheriffs team will hunt you down an d bring you to justice.Ž [JENNIFER SHEFFIELD | THE TIMES PHOTOS] The front step of Dwight Polous home on Ridge Road offers a message welcome and peace embedded in the concrete. Shiver


** A4 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The TimesUSPS 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 Editors note: The following is the second part of a two-part series on deflation. I work sunup to sundown Aint too proud to sweep the oors.ŽFrom Cost of Livin  as performed by Ronnie DunnLast week we talked about the combination of peace, prosperity, globalization and technology thats driven down inflation consistently over the last half century. It may not seem like it, but on average most goods are getting cheaper over time. Not everything is on sale, though. Prices for services, which represent a large and growing chunk of the economy, have been growing steadily for years. So how to apply that knowledge to investing? One strategy is to consider avoiding commodity-based businesses, which are price takers,Ž and invest instead in companies with built-in pricing power, or price makers.Ž Pricing power is a companys ability to raise prices consistently without having those profits siphoned off by rising costs. Some companies have pricing power because a consumer doesnt think theres a worthy substitute for that brand. Some companies have pricing power because there really arent any substitutes. Some companies build pricing power into their contracts so that they get paid a little more every year. Companies that have any form of pricing power are golden in a deflationary world. For example, high-end coffee chains buy coffee beans, roast them and then sell not just a latte but an experience that consumers are willing to pay up for. Coffee bean prices are close to decade lows, yet skinny vanilla lattes and Frappuccinos are dearer than ever. The input, co ffee, has gotten cheaper over the last decade; yet the output, drinking that coffee in a stylish storefront or conveniently picking it up on your way to work, keeps getting more expensive. The company captures the difference. Another example is a cable company that provides broadband internet. Has your internet bill ever gone down? Is it likely to? But in the face of price increases, most of us will sigh, resign ourselves to the fact that we need internet access to work and live, and pay the higher monthly fee. Thats another form of pricing power. Companies involved in the production of oil and gas are the definition of price takers. They literally sell their end product at a price determined by the market, not the company. When oil is $120 a barrel, thats fine. At $50 a barrel, not so much. No pricing power. Instead, why not own oil and gas pipeline companies? Some publicly traded pipeline operators have almost no exposure whatsoever to the price of oil or gas and have inflation escalatorsŽ written into their long-term service contracts. As long as their customers are using the pipes (which is likely) these pipeline operators get paid a little more every year, regardless of the direction of energy prices. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor Outlook,Ž is founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 …, 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 OUTLOOKDe ation, price makers and co ee beansHey, Denny!Ž I turn toward the person saying those words. My given first name is Dennis,Ž not Denny.Ž DennyŽ is a nickname. In America, nicknames abound. I am not familiar enough with the customs of other countries to know whether people in North Korea are known as KimmieŽ or Jongy-ungy,Ž or even Stinky,Ž SpankyŽ or Chinky.Ž That last nickname, nowadays politically incorrect, was the lifelong appellation of one of my second cousins. His given name, Charles, was known only to close family members. He got ChinkyŽ in grade school because his face reflected Oriental stereotypes. An uncle was known as Flat.Ž Another uncle, Albert by birth, was Rico,Ž after he became enamored of a movie character of that name. In Spanish, RicoŽ means strong ruler;Ž in Italian, it is a diminutive of Enrico.Ž Google tells me these things. My uncle chose RicoŽ before World War II because, before coolŽ became synonymous with admirable,Ž that movie character was cool. One of the more colorful aspects of obituaries published in this region is the willingness of obituary-dictating people to include nicknames. Sometimes, including nicknames is a necessity. The aforementioned Uncle Flat was christened Frank J. His cousin, of about the same age, was christened Frank C. They grew up in the same neighborhood, a long city block apart. They worked at the same steel fabricating plant before, during and after World War II. The workers and managers of that day had no time to holler Hey, Frank J!Ž or Where is Frank C?Ž Even if they had the time, they would not have had the inclination, because there were probably 20 other men named Frank at that plant. So Uncle Flat became known, even in his childhood, as Flat.Ž I asked him why. He grinned widely, put his work-gnarled paw of a hand atop what hair was left on his scalp, and said, Flat head. I have a flat head. Get it?Ž Well, OK. Since I grew up knowing him only as Uncle Flat, it never struck me as odd when his wife, Aunt Jean, gave him a hug in appreciation of a birthday or Mothers Day gift and sweetly said, Aww, Flat, I love you!Ž We even use nicknames generically „ or we used to. Nowadays, people from Poland are known as Poles,Ž not the PolacksŽ or PollacksŽ of our grandfathers generation. DagoŽ and WopŽ for Italians were offensive to me even in childhood, but I swallowed the resentment because, naturally enough in the 1940s, I had just called a childhood friend of German ancestry Kraut.Ž And the once-common epithet for people of African origin and possessed of brown or black skin is not even nowadays used in newspapers. The N-wordŽ is considered to be even more crass, crude and obscene these days than The F-wordŽ was in my younger years. Happily, Chinkie passed to his eternal reward long before the derogatory and despicable nature of The N-wordŽ became extended to disapprove of the use of many pseudonyms, and not just for ethnic reasons. One of my sons, Greg, now 40, grew up being known as retardedŽ or, in cruder language, a retard.Ž That is now perceived as demeaning. I remember as a child, before Greg was born, hearing those same people with the genetic abnormality now known as Down syndrome being called MongoloidsŽ in reference to the characteristic slanted eyelids or, worse, Mongolian idiots.ŽTHE GOOD LIFENicknames can sometimes nick usBy Cody Smith Special to the TimesLarge, hand-painted signs lean against a tent, the buzz of friendly conversation cuts through the humid air, and the smell of fresh produce drifts in the breeze … youve found yourself at a farmers market. Farmers markets are common in urban and rural communities around the nation. In urban areas, they provide an authentic, natural alternative for consumers to connect with those who produce their food. In rural areas, farmers markets provide these same opportunities among many others … they serve as a stimulant for local businesses and farmers, an attraction for strangers and locals alike, and, perhaps most importantly, they offer direct, secure access to nutritious food for rural Americans. Food security … defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as having access to enough food to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle … is an ever-present challenge in rural communities. According to Feeding America, 12.9 percent of Americans were food insecure in 2016 and three-fourths of counties with the highest rates of food insecurity were in rural areas. There are programs designed to help alleviate food insecurity, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, research suggests that rural participation in SNAP is significantly lower for eligible recipients in rural areas than in urban ones. Policies that support SNAP acceptance at more farmers markets are a proven way to make progress. Holly Brown, who oversees the Apalachicola Farmers Market, is working with John Alber to implement a SNAP program at the market. As we celebrated National Farmers Market Week from Aug. 5 to 11, we praise these events that serve a key role in feeding rural communities nationwide. Cody Smith is a writer for Center for Rural Affairs, a private, nonprofit organization established in 1973 that works to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities byaddressing social, economic, and environmental issues. He can be reached at Holly Brown can be reached at GUEST COLUMNFarmers markets boost local businessThis is what Democrats stand for The political noise these days is so loud that its hard to hear what anybody is saying, so I want to explain what the Democratic Party stands for in Franklin County. The Democratic agenda for the county is eight-fold: 1. Affordable health care for all 2. Well-paying jobs and support for small businesses 3. Quality public education 4. Protecting our land and water which is crucial to our local seafood and tourism industry 5. Affordable housing so our local residents have decent places to live 6. Protection of civil and voting rights 7. Fair and accountable approach to immigration 8. Responsible and efficient government at Every level This agenda is consistent with the national agenda of the Democratic Party, and at the national level it includes preserving Social Security and Medicare now and in the future. If these policies and values align with your own, I hope you will look carefully at local and national candidates and vote Democratic in November.Ada Long, Secretary, Franklin County Democratic Executive CommitteeLETTER TO THE EDITOR Margaret McDowell Denny Bonavita Dodie and John Alber performed Saturday, on recorder and concertina, at the Apalachicola Farmers Market, their “ rst gig locally since they started out performing together in the early 80s. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] See BONAVITA, A11


** The Times | Thursday, August 16, 2018 A5 CHASING SHADOWSBy James L. HargroveSpecial to the TimesAccording to archaeologist Dr. Nancy White, Spanish era pottery has been found in shell mounds around East Bay, but the only known Spanish fort in the area was San Jos on the St. Joseph Peninsula. Our Chasing Shadows question this week: Did the Spanish build a fort at the mouth of the Apalachicola River around 1700, as shown on several old maps? If you know the answer, contact the Times at 653-8894 or James Hargrove at The story of how places around Apalachicola Bay were named and mapped has two eras. Before surveyors arrived with modern instruments, the locations and shapes of islands, rivers and bays were barely recognizable on maps of the coast; afterwards, the coastline looks familiar and modern names are assigned, albeit in Spanish or French. The first part of the story took place from 1685-1763 when French explorers were challenging the Spanish for control over the Gulf of Mexico. Two of these men are the shipwrecked French priest Pierre Charlevoix, and the French royal cartographer, Guillaume Delisle (see portraits).Father Le Maire and Delisles great maps From 1639 to 1698, San Marcos de Apalache (St. Marks) was the only port on the Gulf of Mexico. Then in 1698, the Spanish sent governor Andrs de Arriola to found Pensacola in order to defend against French incursions down the Mississippi River. The French responded in 1700 by sending Pierre Le Moyne dIberville, who established Fort Louis in Mobile Bay just 50 miles from the Spanish. As a result of the conflict, two French priests arrived who both spoke with Spanish residents and learned information that led to names for Dog Island and St. Vincents Island in Apalachicola Bay. In 1703, the royal French cartographer, Guillaume Delisle (or, fittingly, De LIsle) named St. George Island on a published map. He had obtained the information from a Spanish pilot in Havana named Juan Bisente, whose 1696 map showing San JorgeŽ had been intercepted by the French navy. Delisles 1703 map had errors; it showed the Apalachicola River entering St. Joseph Bay west of the true location, and St. George was a squared-off blob offshore (see 1703 map).When Delisle reissued his map in 1718, it showed the Apalachicola River correctly, but renamed the barrier islands. Originally called St. George and St. Catherine Islands in 1703, they became Isles aux Chiens, or Islands of Dogs. The reason for the change was subtle espionage carried out by a French priest named Father Franois Le Maire, who had sailed to Mobile Bay in 1706 from a diocese in Paris, France. As chaplain at French Fort Louis, Le Maire became disenchanted with trying to convert Indians to Christianity while military officers were having liaisons with Indian women, and took up the study of geography. When two Catholic priests in Spanish Pensacola died, Father Le Maire was transferred to the garrison there. He quickly learned Spanish and befriended the military governor, Gregario de Salinas Verona, who apparently granted unrestricted access to secret Spanish manuscript maps. Le Maire began copying maps and updating them with memoirs that described the Gulf Coast from Texas to St. Marks, Florida. Father Le Maire sent a hand-drawn map of the Gulf of Mexico and several memoirs to Delisle in 1716. Le Maire also helped edit Delisles update, and must have explained that the Spanish residents referred to Dog Islands, not St. Georges. Although still not based on a true survey, the geographical features of the great 1718 map more closely resemble the actual land forms, and other European map-makers relied on Delisles mother mapŽ for the next 50 years (see 1718 map).It is unlikely that Father Le Maire ever visited St. George Island, but a second French priest found his way there after a shipwreck and made several observations that relate to names on our maps. The shipwreck of Father Charlevoix In 1720, the Duc dOrleans commissioned another priest, Father Pierre Charlevoix, to investigate rumors that there was a passage across North America to the Pacific Ocean. The priest sailed to Quebec and began making his way south in 1721, eventually traveling by canoe and pirogue down the Mississippi River. Charlevoix observed that there was no passage to the Western Sea, unless possibly the Missouri River reached it. Father Charlevoix reached the Gulf of Mexico in 1722 and booked passage from Biloxi back to France on a ship called the Adour. After the Adour foundered on a reef near the Florida Keys on April 14, 1722, the survivors headed north along the Florida peninsula in a small sailboat called a shallop. At that time, the area was frequented by pirates, and the native people usually killed anyone who came ashore. The survivors decided to take a chance with the Spanish at St. Marks, and rowed the shallop into Apalachee Bay flying a white flag of truce. Fortunately, the governor merely asked the group to lock up their weapons, and then welcomed them to the fort. He told them that the next Spanish settlement was on the St. Joseph Peninsula (see 1703 map), and provided two Spanish guides to direct them past the oyster bars and small islands that dot the area. Charlevoixs journal explains: On the morrow the twenty-sixth, a contrary wind kept us till evening in an island indifferently well wooded, ten or twelve leagues long, and where we killed as many larks and wood-cocks as we could desire: we also saw a great number of rattle-snakes. Our guides called it the Island of Dogs and from the first part of it we came to, they reckoned ten leagues to St. Mark and fifteen to St. Joseph; but they were certainly deceived with respect to this last article, there being at least twenty, and these very long.Ž A league is a distance of 2.5 miles, and the only island in the area that is over 25 miles long is the modern St. George Island. Until at least 1764, maps either named the entire chain of barrier islands St. Georges Islands or the Islands of Dogs. Father Charlevoix also noted that even though the mapmakers labeled the port St. Marie de Apalache (see 1718 map), the local people all called it St. Marks. He did not say whether Dog Island had been named for feral Indian dogs or abandoned sailors called sea-dogs. St. Vincent Island Because the entire barrier island chain was called either St. Georges or Dog Islands for most of the 18th century, the cartographers of the time did not name St. Vincent Island separately. However, besides giving a clue about who named Dog Island, Father Charlevoix also gives a hint about another saints name that was applied to St. Vincent until about 1815. On the 27th at 11 at night, we struck upon a bank of oisters (sic), which were about the size of the crown of my hat, and we were about an hour in getting clear of it. We went to pass the rest of the night in a country house belonging to a captain of the garrison of Fort St. Joseph, called Dioniz. Father Charlevoix called the captain Don Dioniz,Ž and the home he described was probably on St. Vincent Island, which he said was still seven leagues (17 miles) from Fort San Jos on the tip of the St. Joseph Peninsula. It is probably no coincidence that some Spanish maps called the island Ysla San DionisioŽ until it was named San Vicente (St. Vincent) in 1815. The day after leaving the captain, the shipwreck survivors reached Fort San Jos (St. Joseph). Although the fort was abandoned a few years later, it was rediscovered in St. Joseph State Park, and the site has been excavated by Dr. Nancy White and a team from the University of South Florida. After 250 years of exploration and occupation, the Spanish turned Florida over to the British in 1763. There were still no accurate charts of Apalachicola Bay or St. George Sound, and many areas lacked consistent names. The final mapping and naming would require modern survey equipment brought by British, Spanish and American officers, and would take place from then until about 1830. The rest of the story, beginning with the arrival of surveyor George Gauld, will be told in a forthcoming article. Father Charlevoix wrote a journal describing his 1722 shipwreck and trip to Dog Island that is available online; see p. 317 in journalofvoyaget02charFrench priests helped name Dog IslandFrenchmen who helped name parts of the Forgotten Coast are Father Pierre Charlevoix, left, and royal cartographer Guillaume Delisle. Father Franois Le Maire is not shown [LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PHOTOS] The top illustration shows that St. George Island, Cape San Blas and the misplaced Apalachicola River (arrows) were all named on French cartographer Guillaume Delisles 1703 map of Florida. Also note the Spanish fort (see small circle) on the St. Joseph Peninsula At bottom: Based on a memoir from Franois Le Maire, Deslisle changed St. George and St. Catherine to Dog Islands (I. aux Chiens; see arrow) on his 1718 map, and indicates that an old Spanish fort (Vieu Fort) was located at the river mouth.


** A6 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The TimesDid she love it, like it or dis-like it?Cruse didnt circle any of the frowning faces that would have indicated she disliked something.The hamburger she liked, and she had no problem with the vegetables,Ž the corn and the green beans. The hot dog, though, more like a pig in a blanket since it was wrapped in a breaded coating, Cruse didnt give much of a chance.I dont like corn dogs,Ž she said.The pizza, too, she wrote off before giving it a thorough taste test.It smells spicy,Ž she said. Sometimes they put spicy stuff on the pizza.ŽThe lunchrooms product sampling program for both kids and parents, which Food and Nutrition Services Direc-tor Terry Hilton said some Leon County administrators hoped to duplicate there, was one of several working parts of the Aug. 9 Open House, which drew an attendance by families that teachers said was one of the largest startof-school events they could recall.Transportation Director Bud Strange was on hand to answer questions about the five Apalachicola bus routes, and the five in Carrabelle and four in Eastpoint, that pick up kids as early as 6:30 a.m. in Sumatra, and as far away as Alligator Point, and all places in between.Ive been filling out a whole bunch of paperwork,Ž said Lexa D-Agostino, making sure her daughter Mia was all signed up for Kindergarten.The first day Im going to drive you,Ž she told Mia. The rest youre going to take the bus, like a big girl.ŽThat prospect seemed all right with Mia, who sat patiently while her little sister Brinly scampered about.When Lyndsay Cowan brought her third grade son Demontae to the bus route table, her mother, Christine Dalton made a point of telling Strange that she expects to kept informed if her grand-son misbehaves.If you get in trouble,Ž she told Demontae. Youre going to be in trouble.ŽThe 8-year-old got the message. It turns out hes not a big troublemaker, but he does have a habit of standing up when he isnt supposed to.Its usually for not sitting down when the bus is moving, or isnt,Ž he said.Demontae claimed he doesnt like school, preferring video games and baseball, but his mom said his grades say otherwise. He was on the A/B honor roll last year.Mike Todd, one of the districts most experienced teachers and coaches, was on hand to share with par-ents what he would be doing in his role as elementary phys ed teacher.Motion exercises and conditioning will be on tap, in order to build up motor skills, with the kids engaged in everything from jump rope to relay races.The younger ones we dont have a problem motivating them,Ž said Todd. They just love to run.ŽThe classes will be structured but not competitive, focusing on skill development.The school board this past summer supported a school administration proposal to drop the requirements for school shirts, and instead implement a revised, more detailed dress code.That idea sits well with Carrabelles Brittany Smith, who was on hand with her third grader Madison Martin, her second grader Katie Martin, her first grader Gracie Martin and her 3-year-old Jozlyn.I like it in the long run,Ž Smith said. They get to express themselves, they get to be unique. Plus the shirts were cheap; they didnt last.ŽFor Maddie, its going to be easier for her and her sisters to find clothes in the morning. I would have to go through everything to find a school shirt,Ž she said. We have a lot of clothes.ŽSmith is also pleased that daughter Katie is going to be in Miss Joyners second grade class. She is an amaz-ing teacher,Ž mom said. She is an awesome teacher.ŽSmiths weekdays now begin about 5:30 a.m., and a half-hour after that she wakes the girls up and has them out the door by 7 a.m. so they can catch the 7:05 a.m. bus.Like so many others around Florida, the district is empha-sizing safety this year. Former Assistant Principal Rob Wheetley has been moved to the job of school safety specialist. Michael Sneed Jr. has been hired as assistant principal. The school resource depu-ties on hand this year will be supervised by Lt. Gary Mar-tina, and they include Deputy Stella Bryant at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School, with Deputies Brock Johnson and Wayne Nash, patrolling the Franklin County campus as well as the alternative school on rotation. Sheriff A.J. Smith also is requiring all deputies on duty in the East-point area to drive through the campus throughout the day during school hours.Seventeen new teachers have been fired at Franklin County School, said Human Resource Director Karen Peddie, with four vacancies remaining, in Spanish, ESE, Media and Elementary.We are excited to be adding to our schools diverse faculty and staff,Ž said Prin-cipal Jill Rudd. The new educators have spent two days participating in the PAEC New Educator training and then had one day of New Educator training at our school.Our newest educators range from brand new teach-ers, who have just graduated from college with an abundance of ideas pertaining to the newest trends, to vet-eran teachers, who will bring knowledge and ideas from other districts to enhance our students education,Ž she said. SCHOOLFrom Page A1Adacyn Cruse, seated, talks with her classmate in Mrs. Hams fourth grade, Kelisia Peterson, right, and her cousin Kaniyla Ford, also in the fourth grade. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ]


** The Times | Thursday, August 16, 2018 A7During the week of July 20 to 26, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Travis was on patrol near the Ten Foot Hole Boat Ramp in Apalachicola when he saw a vessel returning to the boat basin and conducted a resource inspection. During the inspection he discovered two undersized trigger fish and an undersized king mackerel. The owner was cited for posses-sion of trigger fish during closed season and issued a warning for possession of undersized king mackerel.Officer Kossey was on patrol near the Ten Foot Hole Boat Ramp in Apala-chicola when he saw a vessel returning to the boat basin and conducted a resource inspection. During the inspection he discovered three under-sized gag grouper and four out-of-season red snap-per. The owner was cited for possession of undersized gag grouper and possession of red snapper during closed season.FWC REPORTThe following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. Arrests listed this week were made by officers from the Apalachicola Police Department, and the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. August 8Amber Nichelle Croom, 24, Apalachicola, trespassing … failure to leave property upon order by owner; released on own recognizance (APD) Christina L. Rainwater, 40, homeless, battery on a law enforcement office, resisting an officer with violence, destroying evidence … tampering with public records, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, revocation of pre-trial release; held without bond (FCSO) Helen R. Cobb, 58, Apalachicola, driving with expired license for more than six months; released on own recognizance (FCSO) August 10Casey Wayne Harvell, 38, Tallahassee, driving while license suspended or revoked … habitual offender, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling … unarmed, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer … lights and siren active, assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischiefproperty damage $1,000 or greater, resisting an office … refusal to sign citation or post bond, grand larceny third degree … over $100 and under $300; $116,000 bond (FCSO) Jennifer L. Clark, 37, Eastpoint, failure to appear on a felony charge, two counts possession of methamphetamine, introduction of contraband into a detention facility, revocation of pre-trial release; held without bond (FCSO) August 11Stanton Emery Jones, 25, Apalachicola, domestic battery; $1,000 bond (APD) Stanton E. Jones, 25, Apalachicola, battery, violation of pre-trial release for domestic battery; held without bond (APD)ARREST REPORT By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Final water testing results have come back clean, and Apalachicola city officialsput in place a briefprecautionary boil water notice, after awater main break at 22ndAvenue and Fred Meyer Street in Apala-chicola last week.City Manager Ron Nalleysaid that after a smaller leak was detected Wednesday, Aug. 8, it was determined Thursday that a gasket and bush fittings on a six-inch line had weakened and given way to the leak. Water and Sewer Department Head William Coxs crews had theleak repaired by7 p.m. Thursday.Because water pressure dropped in several areas due to the leak, making for the possibility ofcon-taminants seeping into pipes, the city issuedthe boil water noticeat about 8 p.m. Thursday. The noticeremained in place until laboratory test results came back Satur-day morning.Nalleyestimated as many as800,000 gallons could have been lost, but said exact readings will be gleaned after a careful review of lossesin waterplant production levels.Apalach water main springs leak[ RON NALLEY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


** A8 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The TimesIn District 3, a seat made vacant after longtime incum-bent Teresa Ann Martin stepped down to run for tax collector, the fight is between Fonda Davis, Sr. and Roderick Robinson, Jr.Davis, who has worked for the county solid waste department for 30 years, and now heads both it, animal control and the parks and rec-reation department, has been active for many years in the Hill neighborhood he would represent. He is a member of the Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola (HCOLA), an ordained deacon and a director for church youth, and on the advisory board for the annual Dr. King holiday event.He serves as assistant chief of the fire department, chairman of the Apalachicola Housing Authority, is a member of the Apalachicola board of adjustment, and co-owns a child care center with his wife. Hes a father of two, and grandfather of five.As a father and grandfather, I understand the importance of having a great education. as a school board member, I will help to ensure the success of our children within the Franklin County community,Ž he said. Its all about the kids.ŽRobinson, who works as director of the Gulf Franklin Center, worked as a business education teacher and guidance counselor within the Franklin County School District.He holds a bachelors in business administration, from Bethune-Cookman University, and a masters in counseling and psychology from Troy University.A past president of the Franklin County Teachers Association, he points to seven projects he worked on while with the local district, including school and district leadership teams.Using the slogan our kids deserve more,Ž Robinson is advocating for more technical training programs, support-ing programs designed to address low test scores, helping recruit qualified and vested teachers, instituting policies that address what he calls poor hiring practices,Ž and developing an in-house academy designed to develop school and district-based leadership from within.In the District 4 race, incumbent school board chairman Stacy Kirvin is facing a challenge from Christy Thompson.Kirvin, a 1980 Apalachicola High School grad with further education at Gulf Coast Community College and the Florida State University School of Business, points to series of operational improvements he has made since joining the board, and particularly as chairman over the past two years.He secured Master Board Certification for himself, and has been joined by three school board members, with Kristy Banks appointed only recently to represent District 3, a position she chose not to seek in the general election.He says that certification has helped sharpen the boards focus on discipline, attendance and achieve-ment, streamlined bargaining with the districts two unions and helped reorganize staff and their job descriptions, significantly improved the graduation rate, and led to the hiring of a human resource director to support staff, recruit and retain teachers.He points to several infra-structure improvements, a pending partnership with Lively to provide a welding program for both students and adults, and the fact that dual enrollment student numbers are at all-time high.Kirvin also stresses that over the past 18 months he has worked for the Florida School Boards Association as one of three consultants who travel the state to provide professional development for school boards and super-intendents, in both large and small counties.A longtime volunteer coach and former Sunday School teacher, he helped start the Bay Community Pre-School and the Apalachicola Bay Charter School.Providing a high-quality education for all Franklin County students has been my top priority,Ž he said. I am committed to helping our schools be the best they can be.ŽThompson, who now works as public relations manager for the sheriffs office, is a former educator, who attended school in the county, and went on to earn a bachelors degree in educa-tion and a masters degree in educational leadership with a K-12 Principal Certification.She was dean of students at both the elementary and secondary levels for Franklin County Schools, with 10 years of experience as an educator, athletic coach and district administrator. She served as a classroom teacher in both Franklin and Hillsborough counties and coached softball, volleyball, basketball, and track.Thompson is the leader of the Coats for Kids Drive which provides coats for less fortunate children in Franklin, organizes the annual Franklin Schools Junior-Senior Luncheon, and has worked closely with public safety events involving children, community, and schools.Christy is a committed Christian who believes in our traditional family values,Ž her campaign literature reads. She will bring new energy and new ideas to our school board.I believe experience and education should be a prior-ity concerning the election of school board members,Ž she said. I ask that district 4 voters please look at these factors and vote accord-ingly. The students, faculty, staff and community deserve qualified members and I will be a voice that is heard on behalf of the people. I will continue working in our com-munity with all residents and especially the youth to make Franklin County students the best they can be.Ž ELECTIONFrom Page A1School board candidates Fonda Davis, left, and Roderick Robinson, at the HCOLA political forum earlier this summer. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ]


** The Times | Thursday, August 16, 2018 A9additional five acres on the north side of U.S. 98, the precise configuration depending on a proposed relocation of the highway by state transportation officials.At last weeks ceremony, all the attention was on the south side segment, the official opening of which has not yet been announced. There are two long fishing piers, shoreline access for paddle craft, and a central plaza with an information kiosk.In attendance were an abundance of city and county officials, with only County Commissioner Noah Lockley absent. County Chairman Smokey Parrish offered the welcome, followed by an invocation from Com-missioner Ricky Jones.The deal to buy the frontage from Capital City Bank, after the closure of the former Els Court Motel, had been overseen by Doug Hatt-away, project manager at The Trust for Public Land, and he provided an over-view of the project.Hattaway worked to secure about $2.6 million in funding for the park amenities, including10 years of operation and maintenance funds for the county, through an agree-ment with BP to conduct restoration projects to address injuries resulting from the Deepwater Hori-zon oil spill.These funds make Island View one of the first Florida parks to be completed out of these NERDA (Natural Environ-mental Resource Damage Assessment) monies, which are intended to enhance the publics access to surrounding natural resources and increase recreational opportunities.This park both helps to compensate the people of Franklin County from the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and provides a space where people can fish, stroll, kayak and rejuve-nate along the picturesque St. George Sound,Ž said Hattaway.He also helped secure an additional $1 million in funding for the park through a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This money is earmarked to preserve coastal hammocks, which aregroves of deciduous trees predominated by oaks. The site is surrounded by coastal hammock, which has been designated as an endangered ecosystem.We thank the partnership of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Franklin County for working together to realize this vision,Ž Hattaway said.Leslie Ames, deputy chief of staff for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, spoke on behalf of the department.Use and enjoyment of Floridas coastal resources are an integral part of Floridians' lives,Ž said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein, in a press release. DEP was proud to partner with Franklin County on the Island View Park project, which will provide the public with a new place to enjoy these unique coastal resources in Franklin County."The highlight of the ceremony came with remarks from Sanders, in talking about What This Park Means to Me.ŽSanders grew up not far from the parks site, and she recalled the beauty of the area she experienced as a child. This has been a dream for a long time,Ž she said. I have long sought to protect natural areas such as the Island View Park. The site is a jewel, the adjacent grass flats are pristine, and the view across the bay to Dog Island is unchanged from thousands of years ago. With this acquisition, time will stand still on a section of the Florida coast,Ž Sanders said.Sanders, who decided not to run for reelection this year after 20 years in office, said she plans to continue to share her thoughts on county pri-orities, I still have lots of projects in mind, but this will be my last project as a county commissioner,Ž she said, with her husband Oscar at her side, together with her brother, Will Kendrick, and his family.Following her remarks, former County Planner Alan Pierce, current coordinator of RESTORE Act projects, announced the new pavilion would be dedicated in Sanders honor.This property was very close to Cheryls heart and its only appro-priate that it be dedicated to her, for her commitment and her vision for the community,Ž he said.Afterwards, for refreshments, the gath-ering shared in a birthday cake in honor of Sanders and Hattaway.Pierce said the fiveacre tract on the north side of US 98 has had the exotic species removed, and they have been replaced with flowering plants intended to recreate habitat for butterflies and birds, with plans for a possible bike path.The curve on US 98 is known to pose dangers to motorists, and the county has in place an agreement with the St. Joe Company to obtain the 100 feet of right-of-way that would be needed to relocate the highway.We do hope that DOT (the Florida Department of Transportation) will do the relocation, and we could put more facilities on the north side,Ž he said. PARKFrom Page A1Commissioner Cheryl Sanders stands together with husband Oscar, and brother Will Kendrick and his family. From left are Tana Kendrick, Cheryl Sanders, Connie Kendrick, Madden and Taylen Kendrick, Will Kendrick, Oscar Sanders and Sterling Kendrick. [ LISA MUNSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] A view looking west from the new Island View Park.The central area of the new Island View Park


** A10 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The Times SOCIETY[ COURTESY PHOTO/FORGOTTEN COAST PARROT HEAD CLUB ] Residents join hands Sunday morning on St. George Island beach. [ JENNIFER SHEFFIELD | THE TIMES ] Bria Walker is headed to Columbia Business School in New York City after graduating from Florida A & M Univer-sity in December.Walker, Franklin County High Schools 2014 valedictorian, graduated summa cum laude, with a bachelor of science in accounting, from the FAMU School of Business and Industry at a ceremony Dec. 15 at the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center. Speaker at the com-mencement was Cheryl A. Harris, vice president of sourcing and procurement services, for the Allstate Insurance Company.Walker, daughter of David and Harolyn Walker, of Apalachicola, graduated with the highest grade point averagein the business school. a 3.97 gpa out of a possible perfect 4.0. She received the Distinguished Schol-ars Award, and tutored student athletes while in college.She now heads to Columbia University toearn a masters in accounting, specializing in enterprise risk management.Over the past three summers, Walker interned for United Technologies … Otis Elevator Company in Jupiter, for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta, Georgia, and for Ernst & Young, also in Atlanta.She served as president of the colleges Chief Financiers Organization, and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity.Walker graduates atop FAMU business schoolBy Jennifer Sheffield The Apalachicola Times 850-653-1819Residents of St. George Island, Apalachicola, Carrabelle and visitors from Illinois, Miami and Quincy joined hands for 15 minutes Sunday morning to show peaceful solidar-ity and raise awareness about devastating red tide happening this summer as algae blooms spread in the Caloosahatchee River, impacting health of marine life in estuaries statewide.Run-off from Lake Okeechobee, after record flooding this spring, appears to be a contrib-uting factor.Local organizer Debi Jordan said she knows the effects of red tide firsthand from its existence off of Mexico Beach, back in Nov. 2015. She said that she put this event together in just a week, because I am blown away by the horrible loss,Ž referring to ongoing death of aquatic animals.Patrick Worth and Leslie Berta, from Chattahoochee, showed up just for the day to express their concern for the environment, of Floridas waters.Ž Berta grew up in Clearwater and said, We started having red tide in the 70s and 80s. Since then, we have watched state water resources go downhill.ŽShe said Wakulla Springs used to be pristine. You could see the bones on the bottom,Žreferring to prehistoric fossils found in the basin.Worth said he moved from Tampa Bay to Chattahoochee, where the Apalachicola River begins between Florida and Georgia, to get away from all its flooding.ŽJordan counted 25 hand-holders, plus one Great Dane and a few beach walkers and cred-ited Facebook for making this event a success.The Sarasota HeraldTribune said that earlier in the week, a statewide page had more than 3,000 registered to attend sim-ilar events from Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola to St. Augustine, and another 10,000-plus who were interested.ŽThis was not a protest,Ž Jordan said. But, it does point to a strong defense of the ecosystem.ŽIsland event joins Hands Along the WaterDoc and Loula Myers, Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club members, and St. George Island Civic Club members present a check for $10,360 for the Eastpoint Fire Victims Fund to Sheriff A.J. Smith. The donation representedproceeds of a June 30 event they sponsored at Doc Myers Island Pub and Sports Bar to raise money for the victims of the June 24 Lime Rock Road fire.Pictured in front row, from left, are Mary Anne McGuire, Ed Levine, Allison Moore, Sheriff Smith, Doc Myers, Loula Myers, Lori Gilbertson, Barbara Sanders, W.K. Sanders, and County Commissioner Ricky Jones. Back row, from left, are Jeff Moore and David Walker.Islanders donate $10K to re fund GRADUATION For more news go to


** The Times | Thursday, August 16, 2018 A11Special to the TimesThe Alzheimers Project, in collaboration with the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County (ECCC), will present the second of its two-part Lunch & Learn series this Wednes-day, Aug. 22.Slated to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Senior Center, the program is entitled Understanding Dementia: Improving Communication with Your Loved One.ŽBecause Alzheimers poses many questions for caregivers and families, the Alzheimers Project and ECCC (pronounced E Triple C) have designed the series to offer answers.The first session in the series, Thursday, July 19, featured Megan Bakan, Ph.D., education and volunteer manager at The Alzheimers Project, addressing Normal Aging or Dementia: How To Tell The Difference.ŽBakan thoughtfully and strategically delved into defining the disease; par-ticipants were treated to a healthy lunch. All of us wonder about our memories at times. It was wonderful to have so many people come out to learn about dementia and share their concerns. One of the most impor-tant things we can do is to spread the word to reduce stigma and help each other,Ž said Bakan.Jean Alston, a participant stated that she learned Caregivers must answer each and every question as if its the first time you heard it; Caregivers must set a specific self-time apart from care receiver in order to con-tinue to provide care with love and compassion, but most importantly remem-ber that care receivers are very sick and they cant remember to tell you their pain which may be the reason for their sometimes abusive behavior and responses. I really appreciated the resources that were provided.ŽIn addition, the Alzheimers Project will host a six-week workshop Power Tools For Care-giversŽ at the Holy Family Senior Center, Sept. 12Oct 17, every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.This educational series aims to help caregivers to thrive while caregiving, not just survive. Attendees will learn valuable tech-niques to assist them while providing care to their care receiver; including ways to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family members, and recognize the messages in their emotions and much more.These educational sessions will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to learn more about Alzheimers caregiving issues related to each stage of the disease,Ž said Erica Head, activities coordinator.This program is free of charge: however registration is requested. For more information contact Caitlin Dilley at caitlin@ or call (850) 386-2778.Any task is simpler and more effective if we are equipped with the correct set of skills. The workshop will be invaluable to anyone finding themselves in the caregiver position. The leaders and presenters of these classes are very well trained and enthusi-astic about providing help to our community and its citizens. ECCC is proud to be partnered with them,Ž said Bonnie Fulmer, ECCC president.Partners from the healthcare community will be on hand to provide additional resources on various topics that concern our seniors, so be sure to stop by their reference tables to obtain more information before the start of the program. To reserve your seat please email us at or call 653-3134 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Alzheimers Project teams up with ECCCSpecial to the TimesHello Franklin County! Interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Registration is open now until Sept. 1. Packets of information and the application are available at either branch. Program begins Sept. 4 at the Eastpoint branch. At least 10 people must register to participate in order for the program to be offered in Franklin County. The Library is working in a joint partnership with Les Harrison, Wakulla County extension director. Meetings will be held weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Eastpoint branch. Cost to participate in the Master Gardener Program is $75, which includes all materials except the optional UF/IFAS Master Gardener Manual. September brings a flurry of activities back to the library; for children and adults. Eastpoint STEAM for kids, for ages 8-13, has a new meeting time on Thursdays at 4 p.m., starting Sept. 6. Also, brand new to the library calendar will be Carrabelle STEAM for kids ages 8-13, and will be held weekly on Thursdays at 4 p.m., starting Sept. 6. This is a handson learning, interactive and fun program where kids will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The fun way to learn! Join us for the new Anime Club, for kids in the fifth through 12 grades. This new club will meet monthly and the first meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Eastpoint branch. Bring your own ideas and together we will learn anime style drawing, learn to write in kanji, and make candy sushi. How cool is that! No registration required; all library programs are free and open to the public. Adults, we still have programs for you as well. The Basics of Better Living program will be held at the Eastpoint branch on Friday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m. The topic is Kitchen Hacks: Tips to Make Life Easier in the Kitchen.Ž The Gardening Program will be covering the topic of Brash Bugs & Wicked Weeds!Ž This Eastpoint branch program will be held Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Follow us on Facebook, and view the calendar of events and online resources on the Library website at Contact the Eastpoint branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6708151 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 CORNERAnime Club new in Eastpoint FAITH Sadly, I probably used that term thoughtlessly to describe a distant cousin who was perhaps five years older than I was. Richards speech was garbled and his gait was hobbled, just as my son Gregs speech and gait are to this day. But few people call Greg a retardŽ or Mongolian idiot,Ž which is just as well. His brothers and sisters could get fist-swinging angry at that usage. Many nicknames actually begin as endearments. Chi-babaŽ or ChibabbaŽ is an Italian endearment roughly translated as my bambinoŽ and bambinoŽ in its turn is translated as little baby.Ž That sounds sweet. But in the chestbumping, finger-sticking rituals of testosteroneoverloaded teenage boys acting as though we wanted to get into fistfights (while mostly dreading the actuality), You little Chibaba!Ž was an insult, You cry-baby!Ž We also have nicknames for dogs, cats and horses, although I have yet to hear nicknames for individual members of our flock of chickens. We even use nicknames for towns, e.g., PhillyŽ for Philadelphia or Da BurghŽ for Pittsburgh. More than a few motor vehicles are BetseyŽ or Clifford,Ž as in Clifford, the Big Red Dog.Ž What is the point of all this nicknaming? I think it reflects a deep-seated tendency to accept someone or something as one of us,Ž or to reject something as subhuman or disgusting, one of them.Ž And the sweetness, the casual chumminess or the vicious disparagement are conveyed as much by tone and context as by the actual word or words. So when someone sweet says, in dulcet tones, Heey, Denneee,Ž I immediately react... with Whaddaya want now?Ž Or not. Denny Bonavita, a former editor and publisher at daily and weekly newspapers in western Pennsylvania,winters in Apalachicola. Email himdenny2319@ BONAVITAFrom Page A4 OA The following is the schedule for Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meetings in Franklin County. For more info, call (850) 899-3715 or (850) 385-8421, or email OA.Apalach@ SUNDAYApalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 Sixth Street, annex conference room, 76 5th Street5:30-6:30 p.m. New-comers Meeting AA The following is the updated schedule for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and the St. George Island areas. For more information, call the Hotline at 653-2000. MONDAYApalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church7:30-8:30 p.m. Closed Discussion TUESDAYCarrabelle, Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First Street7:30-8:30 p.m. Big Book/12&12, Open Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal ChurchNoon1 p.m. Discus-sion, Open WEDNESDAYApalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church6-7 p.m. Womens AA, Closed7:30-8:30 p.m. Mens AA, Closed THURSDAYApalachicola, Trinity Episcopal ChurchNoon-1 p.m. Discus-sion, Open Lanark Group #62, The Community Church, 171 Spring Street, Lanark Village6-7 p.m. Open Meeting St. George Island United Methodist, 201 East Gulf Beach Dr.7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Discussion. FRIDAYApalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church5:30-6:30 p.m. Step Study, Open Discussion Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Discussion SATURDAYAlligator Point Mission By The Sea5:30-6:30 p.m. Dis-cussion, Open Eastpoint First United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Dr.7:30-8:30 p.m. Speaker, Open SUNDAYApalachicola, Van Johnson Complex, 14th Street (Bring Me a Book room)9-10 a.m. 11th Step Meeting, Open Eastpoint, United Methodist Church1:30-3 p.m. Women Only Eastpoint United Methodist Church7:30-8:30 p.m. Big Book Study, OpenRECOVERY MEETINGS


** A12 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to timesoutdoors@starfl.comBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Once again Franklin County has sent a record number of kids to camp this summer, thanks to the generosity of donors.Michelle Huber, program assistant at the UF-IFAS county extension office, said 41 youth and one adult chaperone to Camp Timpoochee, held July 9 to 13. Last year the county sent 32 campers, also a record year.We only had 30 spots reserved but other neigh-boring counties did not have as much interest as our kids, which gave us an extra 11 campers,Ž said Huber.Ranging in age from 8 to 13, the campers included Nyashia Davis, John Michael Thompson, Ashton Eskew, Alexis Webb, Carl Wilhite, Chance Martina, Ryan Sandoval, Molly Gay, Lilly Willis, Kingston Wil-liams, Sophia Strickland, Maya Itzkovitz, Alex Itz-kovitz, Cameron Golden, Jayden Golden, Daylen Gilbert, Reed Thompson, Autumn Loesch, Hailey Loesch, Gabriela Register, Jade Lively, Devin Lemieux, Nehemiah Robinson, Ethan Shirley, Evie Price, Bella Price, West Bockelman, Jordon Olsen, Dex Teat, Kylah Ross, Landon Scarabin, Talon Scott, MJ Mioton, and Promise Suddeth.In addition seven 15-year-old Franklin County High School stu-dents served as counselors Adrian Pruett, Camille Williams, Becca Willis, Allison Register, Jacob Shirley, Kalahn Kent and Krista Kelley. Plus adult Shannon Segree served as chaperone.Camp was a huge success as always,Ž said Huber. I must give the majority of the credit to our incredible camp counselors. They are the backbone to a good result. But without the donations of such generous residents and businesses, all of our hard work is in vain.If our children cannot go to camp due to funding then personally I feel as though I denied those kids a fun learning opportunity on life,Ž she said. And I strive not to disappoint a child.ŽHuber said shes received numerous emails from parents thanking the 4-H organization for helping their children.All I can say that this program has brought so much fun and joy into my granddaughters little world of sadness and confusion,Ž read an excerpt from an email Huber received. 4-H Camp helped open our kids eyes to see and have so much fun and different activities than our little town has to offer.I would like to say THANK YOUŽ again for assisting and helping her experience this,Ž wrote the grandparent.Another record year at Camp TimpoocheeSpecial to the TimesFloridas statewide alligator harvest, nation-ally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustain-able use of a renewable natural resource, began Wednesday.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 county-wide permits, as a method to help manage the alliga-tor population.Alligators are a conservation success story in Florida. They were included on the original federal endangered species list in 1967. Conservation efforts allowed the population to rebound, and they were removed from the list in 1987. Today, the states population is estimated at 1.3 million alligators and has been stable for many years.For over 30 years, the Statewide Alligator Har-vest Program has been providing sustainable hunting opportunities throughout the state. The FWC establishes management units with appropriate harvest quotas based on research and proven science to ensure the long-term well-being of the alliga-tor resource.Recreational alligator hunting is just one part of the FWCs over-all approach to managing the species; the FWCs Statewide Nuisance Alli-gator Program (SNAP) is another.People who believe a specific alligator poses a threat to people, pets or property should call FWCs toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, we will dispatch an FWC-contracted nui-sance alligator trapper to resolve the situation.In addition, as part of a comprehensive effort to achieve alligator man-agement goals, the FWC has issued an additional 21 Targeted Harvest Area permits that encompass 79 new areas. THA permits allow a managing authority to work directly with a designated FWC-contracted nuisance alligator trapper, making the process for removing nuisance alli-gators more proactive and streamlined.THA permits, which have been in use for almost two decades, define the areas bound-aries, the duration of the permit and how many alligators can be removed. Currently, there are 260 THA permits issued that cover 1,460 sites throughout the state with more THAs expected to be added. Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida. The FWC works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed about safely coexisting with alliga-tors, including providing informational tools such as a video, infographic, and brochure.Statewide alligator harvest opensThank you to SponsorsRod & Connie Gasche, Pat OConnell, Elaine Rosenthal, Martha Hodge, Leavins Seafood, Kristy Branch Banks, Caroline Weiler, Water Street Seafood, Shaun S. Donahoe, Law Of“ ce of Thomas M. Shuler, Dodd Title Company, Inc., Duggar Construction, Richard Watson, Rock by the Sea, Tropicana PepsiCo Scholarship, Sun Coast Vacation, Fishermans Choice, Sanders & Duncan, Gordon Shuler, Hobson Fulmer, Sportsmans Lodge, Centennial Bank, Gunn Heating & Air Conditioning, Buccaneer Inn, Suzanne S. Laws, ACE Hardware, Trinity Episcopal Church, Pam Corcoran, Joyce Estes, Thomas Stover, Tamaras Caf Floridita, Hole in the Wall Seafood LLC, Career Source Allison Register, left, and Becca Willis share a laugh [COURTESY PHOTOS/MICHELLE HUBER] Having a good time at camp are, from left, Nehemiah Robinson, Kingston Williams, Dex Teat, Daylan Gilbert and Cameron Golden. Maya Itzkovitz sports a watermelon on her head while Bella Price, left, laughs and Molly Gay stands behind her. FISHING REPORTIt has been another tough week for fishing on the Forgotten Coast, inches of rain, scorching temps and humidity that you can wear has been the order of the week. So with few reports of positive fishing let me share with you my day of surf fishing at St. Joe Beach. I was on the water about 8 a.m. (late) and got everything set up looking like the wife and I was staying the week on the beach from pier cart to umbrella and chairs and sand spikes. Yep you could have mistaken us for tour-ists except I have the coolest pier cart in St. Joe. After setting up the bar and cutting bait and rigging it was time to fish. As the hours passed and no fish were taken I soon realized that supper would be bought and not grilled or fried. It was a beautiful hot day with gentle waves, sea birds, turtles popping up for air, Dolphins running, Mullet jumping. With rods in the spikes we floated and waded and stayed cool in the water and under the umbrella with a beverage. My point here is simple. Even the worst day of catching fish can be a wonderful relaxing experience that is full of wonder and beauty and we live in a area that is bursting with wonder and beauty. Until next week, Happy Fishing


** The Times | Thursday, August 16, 2018 A13 SPORTSBy Jennifer Sheffield The Apalachicola Times 850-653-1819This years Lady Seahawk volleyball squads were selected on July 31. Since then, the girls have been practicing every weekday after school, to prepare for this years season of double-headers and district games.Practices are going great, and I have high hopes this season,Ž said Coach Tara Klink.There are a lot of new additions to both teams this year. Varsitys look-ing better than last year,Ž she said. We have nine seniors plus a couple of girls who did not play their junior year and are back.ŽOn the middle school side, to streamline sched-ules and transportation, there is only one team, instead of an AŽ and BŽ team this year.We had too many kids funneling in from middle school and getting cut in high school,Ž said Klink. It was a smart move to scale down.ŽThe team also had last-minute coaching changes. First year teacher Gracyn Kirvin will take over the middle school team from Katie Lacour, and Hayden Warren is the assistant coach to the JV and varsity teams. Sharon Anderson will serve as assistant and help with administrative duties for all teams.Last year, 47 volleyball players were scattered throughout the many teams. This year, 39 will fill the rosters.The varsity squad is made up of senior Casey Riley and sophomore Tiauna Benjamin, both captains, as well as senior Chloe Davis, senior Jazmyne Farmer, senior Tanaya Harris, senior Alexus John-son, senior Sophia Kirvin, senior Peyton Millender, senior Beyla Walker, junior Rosie Davis, junior Sophia Robertson, freshman Brooklyn ONeal, freshman transfer student Jahneese Brathwaite and ABC eighth grader Kylah Ross.Junior varsity players include sophomores Abby Johnson and Camille Davis, both captains, as well as sophomores Kelsey Griffin, Matty Livingood, Maliah Lockley, Destanie Proc-tor and Alaina Wilson; and freshmen Meredith Alford, Ariel Andrews, Sage Brannan, and Myia Maxwell.Middle school members are, eighth graders Grace Adair, Samantha Anderson, Lucy Edwards, Marissa Gilbert, and Autumn Loesch, seventh graders Hannah Grace Abel, Alexia McNair, Kayleigh Messer, and Emily Patterson; sixth graders Madison Millender and Sarah Ham, and ABC students Jostyn Tipton, Maleah Bell and Jazmyn Pavon,The varsity team opens on an away game at Jeffer-son Somerset Academy at 6 p.m. this Monday, August 20. Both the middle school, and JV schedules, start on Aug. 21.Lady Hawk seniors top volleyball rosterMonday Aug. 20 @ Jefferson Somerset Academy (Varsity only) Tuesday Aug. 21 Rickards 5:30/7 p.m. Thursday Aug. 23 @ Altha* 5:30/6 p.m. Monday Aug. 27 Wewahitchka 6/7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 28 Liberty* 5/6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 30 @ Wakulla Christian 5/6 p.m. Monday Sept. 3 Jefferson Somerset Academy (Varsity Only 6 p.m.) Thursday Sept. 6 @ Rickards 5:30/7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 8 @ Jolley Roger Showcase (Varsity only 9 a.m.) Monday Sept. 10 Rutherford 6/7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 11 Altha* 4/5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 13 Chipley* 5/6 p.m. Monday Sept. 17 Port St Joe 6/7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 18 @ Wewahitchka 6/7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 20 @ Liberty* 5/6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 22 @ Buccaneer Tournament (JV only 9 a.m.) Monday Sept. 24 @ Gadsden (Varsity only 7 p.m.) Tuesday Sept. 25 Crossroads Academy (JV only 6:30 p.m.) Thursday Sept. 27 @ Rutherford 6/7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 2 @ Chipley High School* 5/6 p.m. Thursday Oct. 4 @ Port St Joe 6/7 p.m. Monday Oct. 8 Gadsden (Varsity only 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 9 Wakulla Christian 5/6 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT *DISTRICT GAME Chip Sanders competes at The Zap Pro/Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding last weekend in Dewey Beach, Delaware. [ BROOKE HAMM | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] By Jennifer Sheffield The Apalachicola Times 850-653-1819Chip Sanders was untouchable last weekend.Sanders swept the point totals at the Zap Pro/Ama-teur World Championships of Skimboarding and finally slid out from under a pair of second-place finishes this summer, into the winners circle.He was crowned 2018 Skim USA Champion on August 12, with a total of 4,156 points for the five-event series.The circuit competition was held in Dewey Beach, Delaware last weekend, and Sanders category of Grand Masters included 18 other boarders. Sanders also took top slots in four of the five single events, including the Shore LB Throwdown, Skimmunity Showdown and Sea Bright Skim Bash, lead-ing up to this championship.We did it Franklin County,Ž he wrote on Face-book to his fans. Im still in disbelief that I just won my first East Coast Title. Its been a long road for this moment, but considering all the ups and downs Ive been through, this certainly makes that all go away.ŽOne of his near misses was at the Virginia Beach Showdown June 8-10, where Sanders clipped first place by a single point.Finishing the season with the #1 spot is just awesome,Ž he said. All I can do now is step my game up and keep learning, to get better. At the end of the day, none of this is possible without the ones who helped me complete the Tour,Ž he said of his chief sponsor and team, Zap Skimboards.He also enjoys the sponsorship of Panhandle Helicopter, Enjoy Apalachicola, the Atlanta Breakfast Club, Harry A's, Kara Landiss, the Grady Market and Ace Hardware. He also thanked his Face-book family for keeping him motivated and his teammates, Max Smetts, Zack Carter, Cole Hutchinson, Naji Taha, John Akerman, Gerardo Valencia, Mason Broussard, Matt Buchanan and Tori Smetts, for their support this season.Without you, all this would not be possible,Ž he said.To second-place point finisher, with 3,742 points, Victor Enriquez Jr., Sanders said Thank you for being the great sport you are!ŽSanders next stop is St. Augustine. Skim will wrap up the year in California, in October for the UST Tour.Sanders skims to circuit winBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Local fans will get their first taste of Seahawk football, as Franklin County hosts Liberty County in a pre-season exhibition game. Game time is 7:30 p.m.Were looking forward to kicking off this year,Ž said Coach Tony Yeomans. There are a lot of high expectations but we gonna take one game at a time and not look ahead.Its funny, this time last year people just wanted to win a game. Now they speak of post season,Ž said Yeo-mans. We just going to keep chopping wood and work week-to-week to improve ourselves as players and as a team. If we are fortunate enough, in the end then it will happen.We have talent but not a lot of depth, so injuries will be key to our success,Ž said Yeomans. We hope Franklin County packs the stands for these kids. Everyone wanted a team to cheer on. Now they have it.ŽJunior Javon Pride is expected to start at quarter-back, with freshman Colin AmIson getting some reps as well, Yeomans said.New to Yeomans coach staff this year will be new teacher Dakota CodyŽ Tillis, originally from Headland, Alabama and a recent gradu-ate of Troy University, he was a student assistant football coach. Hell serve as assistant coach for the defensive secondary.Robbie Johnson is back as defensive coordinator, with his son Brock Johnson serv-ing as assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach.Chuck Syverson is back as offensive coordinator, and Rahkeim Quinn returns to coach the wide receiver. The roster includes:#1 Abner Ramirez #3 Alex Hardy #4 Javon Pride #5 Blakely Curry #6 Colton Evans #7 Micah McLeod #8 Ethan Riley #9 Fisher Edwards #11 Colin Amison #12 Charlie Winchester #13 Caden Smith #14 Jewayne ONeal #17 Lamarius Martin #22 Rufus Townsend #25 KW Newell #29 Bailey Segree #42 Jose Aguilar #51 Bryce Kent #54 Will Varnes #56 Tonner Segree #60 Charlie Carter #62 Nick Hutchins #64 Tyrell Green #65 Brycin Huckeba #66 Devin Daniels #72 Cam Wynn #76 Hunter Kelly #78 Duncan Whaley #79 Zander McCalpin #88 Isaiah BarberPRE-SEASON FOOTBALLSeahawks face Liberty Friday at home gameDakota Tillis Schedule


** A14 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The Timesf-stop is an abbreviation for a camera lens aperture setting that corresponds to an f-number, which is the ratio of the focal length of a lens to the effective diameter of its aperture.The kdis are back in school but the summer is by no means over, with two good solid weeks before Labor Day. If you have a good summer photo, please share. The Times welcomes read-ers to send us their best photographs, whether they capture the beauty of summer, laugher and smiles, 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 For more information, call 653-8894. F-STOP FRANKLIN St. George Plantation is again sponsoring a summer photo contest for 2018. Photos will be accepted for the eighth annual contest, this year entitled Action on St. George Island, until August 31. Consider St. George Islands scenery, activities, events, businesses, and vacation shots. Prizes are $150 for first place, $100 for second place, $75 for third and for Peoples Choice. For rules and how to enter, go to stgeorgeplan, and click on Photo Contest 2018. Or e-mail a good photo of St. George Island?1. Which is a theoretical sphere of frozen objects at the edge of the solar system? Vesta, Oort cloud, Heliosheath, 20000 Varuna 2. William I of the 11th century was called the ...? Conqueror, Lion-Hearted, Terrible, Compromiser 3. Which PaulŽ was known for his paintings of Tahiti? Hyatt, Monet, Gauguin, Cezanne 4. What slight flavor are common fortune cookies? Lemon, Vanilla, Apple, Butter 5. In which river are the Thousand Islands? Danube, Potomac, St. Lawrence, Colorado 6. Whats another name for the platypus? Kiwi, Duckbill, Emu, Hornotope ANSWERS: 1. Oort cloud, 2. Conqueror, 3. Gauguin, 4. Vanilla, 5. St. Lawrence, 6. DuckbillTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.comTRIVIA FUN W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey Seahawk parents Crystal and Thomas Cooper walk with two of their six children, Bentley Wallace and Lillian Sloan, on their “ rst day at Franklin County School. Not pictured are Alexis Sloan, as well as three others who attend the ABC School Cameron Maxwell, Courtlin Cooper and Terika Cooper. First days are hectic,Ž said mom. [ LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] RIGHT: Alexander Opstal, 6, gets tossed in the air by his dad, Dan, on St. George Island beach. The Opstal family, including mom Marcy, and daughter Juliana, 10, were vacationing from Oak Hill, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC.[ MARCY OPSTAL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Battleship St. George [ ROGER MUTERSPAUGH | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Carrabelle harbor golf cart bridge re” ected as tide drops [ SKIP FRINK | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Three sanderlings feeding in swash on St. George Island [JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Fleeting summer


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** A16 Thursday, August 16, 2018 | The TimesThe Gibson property itself sold for $3 million, according to Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper. Etchen declined comment on that aspect of the deal.The apparent selling price was somewhat less than the $3.75 million the Kouns were asking four years ago, when they first put up for sale the property they had painstakingly taken from disrepair to distinction.In the early 80s, the Kouns put a reported $2 million in renovations into the structure, which casts an iconic century-old profile as visitors come over the Gorrie Bridge from the east into town.In recent years, they had taken their time in securing a buyer, wanting to ensure their baby wouldnt be adopted by an absentee profiteer.This has been a big part of Mike Kouns life,Ž said Etchen. He wouldnt have sold it to investor X, or turned it over to a hotel management company.ŽEtchen and his sister Katharine E. Couillard, both well aware of the Gibsons charm from as far back as their childhoods growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, were sharing dinner there in April when they learned the inn was for sale.Somewhere between the appetizer and dessert at Gormleys at the Gibson bells went off, talks began with the Kouns and, as they say, the rest is (hotel) history.Etchens ties to the area date back to his childhood, when he recalls playing on the rocking chairs on the Gibson porch, all the way up through much more recently, when his mom and dad collected the family there for a special Christmas.It was about five years ago Etchens investment interest in the Forgotten Coast began.A graduate of the University of Michigan, Etchen, 36, earned his wealth in commodities trading, to his current position as investment director for Mercuria Energy Trading, S.A., a privately held international commod-ity trading company, based in Geneva, Switzerland, active in energy markets including oil and gas, coal, biodiesel, base metals and agricultural products.A prolific business traveler, familiar with hospi-tality options ranging from the worlds most elegant hotels down to its most humble lodg-ings, Etchen a few years ago started Cape and Coast Vaca-tion Rentals, a vacation rental business out of his home in Cape San Blas, which he said has grown to having over 300 beds.He sees the Gibson Inn, where he plans to be an active owner, in and out at least half the days of the year, as a a natural extension of what I was doing.Youre still turning it every week and you still have to deal with client issues,Ž Etchen said. Its analogous in most respects.ŽHe plans no changes to the exterior of the Gibson but expect plenty in the way of room interior reworkings, including new beds in every room within a month, possible expansions of queens to king sized mattresses, and other furnishing changes to revitalize the inns historic character.I want to bring up the interior amenities to the stan-dards of the modern traveler,Ž Etchen said. He plans to put in more local antiques, whenever possible, as opposed to period pieces that are more turn of the current century than of the last one.Couillard, a former New York City marketing executive who now lives with her family in Nashville, said the internet has so revolutionized and democratized the industry there is now unprecedented, immediate access to information by clients. Shell be working as the inns market-ing director.Meeting visitors demands is Etchens first order of busi-ness, and this initial phase also will include enhancements to the lobby, bar and restaurant. There are ideas afoot to rede-sign some rooms into suites, for larger groups and families. The banquet room will be modified to broaden its current uses, which are less frequently for weddings than they once were, with plans to have it be a billiard room.With the help of architect George Coon, hes already well along in the planning and design for a larger infrastruc-ture assignment … what to do with the large blue house, across Commerce Street, which now houses Wombat Music.Once he secures approval from city officials, Etchen plans to move the house, and place on the corner of Commerce and Avenue C new guest rooms, together with a pool and patio, spa and fitness facilities, and possible space for a local entrepreneur whose product or service complements the inn. He said that work will be done next year, with no closures expected in conjunction with its completion.Well aware of the areas many available visitor options, like the growth of short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods, Etchen has a clear eye towards where his inn fits with the larger hospitality pic-ture, and that means shining up the status quo.Here we can offer an expe-rience that someone is not going to get with an Airbnb,Ž he said.Before any of Etchens plans are put into place, he plans to do a lot of getting to know the 20-some staffers at the inn, a number he expects to increase by 50 to 100 percent over the next two years.I want to observe and learn from staff and clients,Ž he said. Theyre doing a good job. Otherwise I would have steered clear.Ž INNFrom Page A1[ BRENDA LA PAZ | SPECAIL TO THE TIMES ] The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 Lanark Village held its annual installation of officers ceremony on Tuesday with District President Nell Hewitt presiding over the installation. From left are Paula Brannon, president; Remona Larsen, 1st vice president; Suzanne Brannon, 2nd vice president; Becky Whaley, treasurer; Susan Linn, chaplain; Sgt. Cheryl Cipponeri, sergeant at arms; and Mary Davis, executive committee member.In back is Nell Hewitt, American Legion Auxiliary district president.Legion Post #82 Auxiliary installs o cers


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 16, 2018 The Times | A17 NF-4529698Cash paid for mortgages or notes that you collect. M.R. Freeman850-433-5039 NF-4529706 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 NF-4529770NOW HIRINGWarehouse and Delivery position at Badcock & More of Eastpoint. Must have valid Florida drivers license and be able to move heavy items. APPLY IN PERSON at 197 US Hwy 98, Eastpoint, FL NF-4529740 NEWLY RENOVATED! Lanark Village Apartments 2 bed, 1 bath Unit $1200/ month $1200 Security Deposit All Utilities Included NO PETS 21469T NOTICE OF SEIZURE AND PROPOSED FORFEITURE Case No.: SE1803368 TAKE NOTICE: On June 5, 2018, at or near Destin, FL, duly authorized officers seized approximately 2,841lbs of Yellowedge Grouper, 100lbs of Gag Grouper, 7lbs of Snowy Grouper, 20lbs of Golden Tilefish, and 42lbs of Red Snapper from F/V Blackjack II, for violation of federal law, including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 50 C.F.R. § 622.35(c), and 50 C.F.R. § 622.13(n). The seized property, being perishable, was sold for $16,493.70, the proceeds of which are subject to forfeiture to the United States under 16 U.S.C. § 1857(1)(A), and are being held by NOAA. Notice is hereby given that NOAA is commencing forfeiture proceedings against the above-described property. Any person claiming an interest in the above described property must file a claim within 30 days after the date of final publication of this notice. Said claim must be filed with the Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section at 263 13th Avenue South, Suite 177 St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Such claim must be received by the above office on or before September 23, 2018, (30 days following the date the final Notice is published in accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 904.504). Said claim must: 1) identify the specific property being claimed; 2) state the claimant’s interest in such property (and provide documentary evidence of such interest if available) and state that the claim is not frivolous; and 3) be made under oath, subject to penalty of perjury. If a proper claim is not received by that date, the property will be declared forfeited to the United States and disposed of according to law. If the claim is timely filed, the matter will be referred to the U.S. Attorney to institute forfeiture proceedings in a U.S. District Court. Alternatively, you may choose to delay forfeiture proceedings (see next page). The delay of forfeiture proceedings means that the forfeiture of the property will be stayed until the underlying case is resolved and all other proceedings have been concluded. You may also choose to voluntarily abandon your property (see next page). This means you voluntary give up all interests in the property seized to the government and abandon any claims, thereby terminating your property rights and ending the forfeiture proceeding. At any time after the seizure, but no later than 90 days after the date of forfeiture you may also petition NOAA for remission or mitigation of the forfeiture, except that NOAA will not consider a petition for remission or mitigation of forfeiture and restoration of proceeds while a forfeiture proceeding is pending in Federal court. ____________________ Cynthia S. Fenyk NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section Pub: August 9, 16, 23, 2018 21286T Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of LEADERSHIPSIGMA located at P.O. BOX 84, in the County of, Franklin in the City of Carrabelle, Florida, 32322 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida Dated at Carrabelle, Florida, this August, day of 6, 2018 Pub Aug 16, 2018 21471T LEGAL NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage facility Act, Florida Statutes Chapter 83, Part IV, that FRANKLIN MINI STORAGE will hold a auction on August 24th, 2018 at 1:00p.m. at : FRANKLIN MINI STOTAGE 1627 U.S HWY 98 CARRABELLE,FL 32328 the contents of mini-wharehouse{s} containing the property of: Robert Talbot Before the sale date of August 24th, 2018, the property may be redeemed by payment of cash or money order of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to: FRANKLIN MINI STORAGE P.O. BOX 139 CARRABELLE FL 32322 LISA BAROODY, SITE MANAGER Pub: August 9, 16, 2018 21539T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 18000160CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BRADLEY T. NELSON AKA BRADLEY THOMAS NELSON, DECEASED, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BRADLEY T. NELSON AKA BRADLEY THOMAS NELSON, DECEASED 189 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 101 OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TONY MICHAEL POLORONIS AND LAURA LYNN POLORONIS IN DEED DATED 6/23/1997, RECORDED 6/23/1997 IN BOOK 578 AND PAGE 753 IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, LLP, Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice in THE APALACHICOLA TIMES, orrerr -before 2018; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 7th day of August, 2018. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of said Clerk By: Terry C. Segree As Deputy Clerk Pub: August 16, 23, 2018 Gretchen Custom SlipcoversNow on the Coast Cushions, pillows, home sewing needs. Call: 850-841-0298 ApalachicolaMoving Saleby appointment only. 5’ wood swing with chains, wicker table w/ mirror & bench, home decor and more. Call to see items. 352-514-1841 Apalachicola Bay Charter School is accepting applications for a full-time physical education teacher. Professional certification or temporary certification preferred. Must be eligible to fulfill job descriptions, ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or cjohnson@ HELP WANTEDExperienced residential Plumbers and helpers needed. Port St Joe Area Top pay Good benefeits Call (850)227 1101 or (850)528 0907 PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL MAINT/TECHPosition for 32 unit apartment complexes in Carrabelle. Must have own tools and pass background & drug test. General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical required. Painting a plus. Apply at 807 Gray ave. #33 Carrabelle, FL (850)697-2017 EQE/DFWP Stylist & Nail tech needed for very busy salon -Open 7 days Flexible scheduling. Commission paid. Adv education. Apply in person. Cut N Up Family Haircare. FT/PT 147 W. HWY 98, PSJ Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. St. George Island$210/wk for extended stay, elec, satellite, 12’X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5800 172 Acres Inc. Mobile Swamp!Just north of Sunny Hills! MLS: 674554/$250,000 Call or text 850-819-2714 Scott & Jackie Papke, REALTORS Brokered by eXp Realty Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 Bluff Road Small Engine RepairRepairs -Lawn Mowers, Weed Eaters, Blowers, Etc. Located at 636 Bluff Road Apalachicola, FL Contact: 850-653-8632 or 850-653-5439 pcreamer123@


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