** Volume 133 Number 21 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion .................... A4 Law Enforcement ........ A6 Society ...................... A8 Faith ........................ A9 Outdoors ................. A10 Sports...................... A11 A5Chasing Shadows: A look back at the weatheA10Some tips for fishing in September GOLF BOYS OPEN STRONG, A11 Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ApalachTimes facebook.com/Apalachitimes50 Â¢ apalachtimes.com CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894At the first of two budget hearings, city commission-ers Tuesday night passed a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year that keeps the millage rate unchanged, and controls costs for running the various departments.In addition, customers will see unless commission-ers decide to make changes before the final budget hear-ing Sept. 25 a steep rise in water and sewer bills.By a 3-2 vote, with Com-missioners Mitchell Bartley and Brenda Ash opposed, commissioners approved a general fund budget of about $4.6 million in reve-nues, more than double the roughly $2 million allocated to the fund during the cur-rent fiscal year.The reason for this, Nalley told commissioners, is that he has done a number of budgetary shifts to ensure Apalach OKs $4.6 million budgetFinal decision remains on water and sewer increasesCity Manager Ron Nalley addresses the second budget workshop on Sept. 6. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894In their approving on first reading the cityÂs 2018-19 annual budget, City Manager Ron Nalley told commission-ers the city is in a precarious financial situation all around, and he outlined a series of immediate steps to control the spread of red ink.He said audited fund bal-ances, for 2012 to 2016, show the general fund is continuing to lose money. He said an audit for 2017 will likely show the city has less than the roughly $383,000 fund balance it is projectedto have at present.ÂOur number one priority is to resolve the sewer debt default,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe gen-eral fund is also not in a strong financial position.City budget Ânot a pretty pictureÂNalley takes steps to boost cash owScott Shiver tosses the cast net [ BRITTANY TURNER | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Darrin Polous tosses the cast net Darrin Polous and Scott Shiver call it a day A day well spent By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894Franklin County commissioners have gone on record in opposition to Duke Energy spraying herbicides as part of its vegetation management program.Spurred on by remarks by Apalachicola charter captain Charles Wilson, a Vietnam vet, commissioners voted unanimously Sept. 4 to send the company a letter to ask that it stop spaying herbicides around power lines in close proximity to the bay.ÂI want staff to contact Duke,ÂŽ said Commissioner Noah Lockley, who sponsored the motion. ÂI want them not to use something thatÂs going to hurt the public, something thatÂs going to hurt our bay, because itÂs dying now.ÂAll that money they make, they can have somebody cut,ÂŽ he said.For its part, Duke Energy says on its website it Âuses environmentally responsible herbicide applications to con-trol tall growing incompatible plants within power line rights of way.ÂOur objective is to maintain low growing vegetation to minimize potential electric power interruptions, which also enhances wildlife habitat. We use professional contractors to apply herbicide by utilizing different County opposes Duke herbicide spraying See MILLAGE, A3See RED INK, A2 See SPRAYS, A2Apalachicola artists host reception SaturdayThe 2018 Artists of the Apalachicola Area members exhibit opens this Saturday, Sept. 15, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art, 86 Water Street.The exhibit features painting, sculpture, and photography by area artists, and runs for one week, through Saturday, Sept. 22. See some amaz-ing fine art, and start your Christmas shopping by supporting local artists. For more information about the exhibit or the association, call Charlie Sawyer at (850) 228-2166 or email to CharlieSaw-yerPhotoArt@gmail.com.Epilepsy association holds ÂAmazing Boat Poker RunÂThe Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend will host the areaÂs first Amazing Boat Poker Run event this Saturday, Sept. 15. This family-friendly event will include live music, food, drinks, and more, with all proceeds to benefit the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend services.Boat poker run participants will check in at the Carrabelle Bistro & Marina, where they will board their boats and head to Dog Island to compete in five fun challenges. At each challenge and check-point, participants will receive a poker card, and once they have received all five, they will return to the starting point to enter their hand.The winning hand that matches a preselected combination will win a boat from Jacks Boat & Trailers in Perry, and a Nissan Titan Truck from Kraft Nissan.The non-profit Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend agency provides medical and social work services to those who have seizure disorders and epi-lepsy, which affect more than 10,000 residents of the 14-county area. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with fee $150 per entr/ poker hand, which includes breakfast, lunch and swag bag with goodies. The poker run is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a VIP ChefÂs Sampler from 6 to 10 p.m. at Car-rabelle Bistro & Marina, 275 Timber Island Road. Sampler tickets are $50 for pre-registered par-ticipant, $75 day of event.Entrants must be 18 or older to enter, and are responsible for bringing a boat to participate. All participating boats are responsible for abiding by maritime law.For more information and registration, visit www.eabb.org or call (850) 222-1777.OUT TO SEE
** A2 Thursday, September 13, 2018 | The TimesBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894Residents of Apalachicola will likely see their electric bills go up in the months ahead, as city commis-sioners have voted to broaden the 10 percent municipal public service tax it levies onelectricity users.By a 3-1 vote, with Commissioner Mitchell Bartley opposed, the com-missioners voted to extend the 10 percent charge to the entire bill, as opposed to only the first $60, which had been the case ever since the tax was first approved by the city com-mission on Jan. 13, 1989.The move is expected to lead to a doubling of the revenue from this tax, from $100,000 to about $200,000.The initial motion, requested by City Manager Ron Nalley, died for lack of a second. He then told com-missioners that not extending the municipal public service tax would force an additional $100,000 in cuts to the general operating fund budget, and the commissioners revisited the motion.ÂThatÂs a huge amount of money,ÂŽ said Nalley. ÂWe cut close to $200,000 just to get this balanced. I would say thatÂs going to be tough.ÂŽAugusta West, director of the Community Redevelopment Agency, told commissioners Âthe vast majorityÂŽ of Florida cities and counties have a flat 10 percent across-the-board rate.A look at area cities indicates that Carrabelle has imposed the full 10 percent since Oct. 1971, and Port St. Joe since Aug. 1972; Wewahi-tchka levies 10 percent; and Wakulla County 7 percent.Nalley said that customers will now pay on the full amount, so that with an average electricity bill of $100,taxes will go from $6 to $10.ÂWhen you have to pay the extra you do learn to conserve,ÂŽ said Commissioner Jimmy Elliott, describing how he encourages his children and grandchildren to shut off lights. ÂSometimes you save money when you learn how to conserve.ÂŽApalachicola ends cap on electricity bill taxmethods including foliar, stump, stem and vine applications,ÂŽ it reads. ÂDuke Energy contractors have been trained on the proper, safe and envi-ronmentally responsible techniques of managing plant growth. All products used by Duke Energy are registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and approved by appropriate state agencies.ÂŽWilson said his research into the four types of herbicide used by Duke, including Clearstand, Manage and Milestone, suggest they are related to Dow ChemicalÂs Agent Orange, a defo-liant used in Vietnam. That nation has reported some 400,000 people were killed or maimed as a result of expo-sure to herbicides like Agent Orange, and that a half_million children have been born with serious birth defects, while as many two million people are suffering from cancer or other illness.ÂThatÂs some pretty strong stuff, pal,ÂŽ Wilson told the commissioners. ÂThis will affect our children, our grandchildren, our bay, our community.ÂŽHe said Franklin County could be placed on a Âno spray listÂŽ by Duke. ÂTheyÂve used pretty much strong arm tactics in every state theyÂve been in,ÂŽ Wilson said.He took a moment to read from her-bicide labels he found on a link www.cdms.net provided by Duke at its web-site www.duke-energy.comHe noted that one such label indicated it was harmful to plankton. ÂAll that stuff washing off into the bay is killing our plankton. ThereÂs no shrimp in the marsh grass, no fish on the beach like theyÂre used to be. ThereÂs none there now,ÂŽ Wilson said. ÂWe got a real problem folks that really needs to be addressed.ÂŽCommissioner Cheryl Sanders said she was successful a few years back in getting the power company to cease using herbicides near property around Carrabelle. ÂIt is bad,ÂŽ she said. ÂThatÂs cancer causing right there, like Charles said.ÂŽOn its website, Duke says it uses Âan Integrated Vegetation Management approachÂŽ which includes careful pruning, selective herbicidal applica-tion and tree felling.ÂThis allows us to evaluate power line areas and determine the best method for maintaining reliable ser-vice.ÂŽ It reads. ÂThe objective (is) to maintain the lines Â… before the trees and brush are close enough to cause outages Â… in a manner that is consistent with good arboricultural SPRAYSFrom Page A1ÂCash balances have propped up the general fund. WeÂve been transferring from one fund or another to prop up this fund,ÂŽ Nalley said. ÂYouÂre not looking at a pretty picture.ÂŽHe said the city has only about $12,000 to $15,000 in the general fund in the bank, with about $145,000 in accounts payable due in the next couple months. He said about $90,000 in revenue is expected in the next few weeks, but that September would likely show a deficit of $36,000.ÂWe are hoping that we can float ourselves until Novem-ber. Unfortunately we are two months behind,ÂŽ Nalley said.To improve the budget picture, Nalley said he has cashed in about $300,000 in certificates of deposit, which after deducting about $180,000 for the cityÂs line of credit, will free up about $120,000 to meet payroll and other bills in accounts payable. In addition, he said he has commenced immediately to eliminate all overtime, cut non-essential expenditures and the use of non-essential facilities, dispose of surplus vehicles and equipment, eliminate non-essential travel and training, reduce IT services and facility maintenance, combine vehicle use by employees, review the cityÂs policy on employees taking home city vehicles, and delay capital expenditures.ÂThis is a bitter pill to swallow,ÂŽ Nalley said. ÂDepartment heads recognize that and are willing to accept the challenge.ÂThey know IÂm serious. IÂve begged them to have something ready for me. By next week departments will have a full list of vehicles and equipment that need to be surplussed,ÂŽ he said.He said he plans to reeval-uate within the next three to six months a second list of priorities that could include personnel cuts.Nalley said the lobbyist and building inspection ser-vices could be considered, as well as staff reductions to library, police, planning and zoning, administration and public works.ÂIf we donÂt see the cash situation improve, weÂll have to evaluate and eliminate staff positions,ÂŽ he said.He said the city may want to start looking closely at a retirement buy-out program that could be put in place with employees who have from 25 to 28 years of service. ÂWe donÂt have the money to buy out people,ÂŽ Nalley said.He also said the evaluation would include controlling costs for the CRA (Commu-nity Redevelopment Agency) and looking at all fees, including facility rentals.ÂWe will reverse negative cash flow trends,ÂŽ Nalley said. ÂResidents and visi-tors may see some reduction in services. We do expect to have our financial house in order.ÂItÂs just about operating more efficiently,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre getting there slowly but surely, but itÂs going to take some time.ÂŽ RED INKFrom Page A1 For more news go to apalachtimes.com
** The Times | Thursday, September 13, 2018 A3the city is better adhering to governmental accounting requirements for grant funding.He has moved into the fund about $1.3 million in grants, for everything from Battery Park restrooms from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, to a stormwater retrofit from the Northwest Florida Water Management District.Nalley has also shifted the $550,000 in trash pick-up fees that were in the Enter-prise Fund, and heÂs secured an OK to double the utility tax, from about $100,000 to $200,000, based on a proposed rate increase (See related story).Because Apalachicola saw a 3 percent, or roughly $4.4 million, expansion of its tax base, from $142.9 million last year to $147.3 million, the cityÂs 9.6043 mills will bring in about $1.34 million in ad valorem tax revenue, about $40,000 more than came in this year.ÂThe city has not established a local fund balance level policy, but should set a goal of retaining a fund balance level of at least 35 percent,ÂŽ he told commis-sioners. ÂWith a city as small as Apalachicola, it is important for the city to establish and maintain a strong fund balance.ÂŽIn his overview of person-nel costs, Nalley proposes no new full or part-time positions, and no cost-of-living or merit pay increases, but does note the price tag for health and dental insurance premiums will drop by about $40,000 based on a cutting back on what he called Âa Cadillac planÂŽ from Capital Health Plan.In addition, he said local governments now are required to pay more into the Florida Retirement System on behalf of employees.In NalleyÂs budget documents, he creates a new category out of the cityÂs administration budget that he terms Governing Body expenditures, which is essen-tially the budget for the city commission, estimated to run about $304,000.Nearly half of this money, about $148,000, is from a grant earmarked for the Franklin County Business Support Center, with the rest going for the $38,000 cost for audit services, a $20,000 cost for legal services, a $30,000 annual cost for lobbyist Patrick Bell, and other mis-cellaneous costs.The remainder of the administration budget, about $409,000, amounts to roughly the same as this year, with the main change being the addition of a $65,000 salary, plus benefits, allocated to fund the newly created city manager position. It is out of this budget the city will allocate about $37,500 to fund the Apalachicola Bay oyster licensing program, funded out of licen-sure payments.The budget for public works will run about $1.6 million, boosted by the addition of the $435,000 for trash pickup, funded by customer charges. Nalley has also included two grants, for stormwater retrofit and another from the Florida Department of Trans-portation for beautification, totaling about $600,000. The police department will cost the city about $623,000, more than half of that for sal-aries, including $36,000 for overtime costs, part of which are for Chief Bobby VarnesÂ duties as the harbormaster.The budget for zoning and code enforcement will about $306,000, larger than this year, because this budget category now includes about $90,000 in grants, for GIS mapping and technical assistance.The budget for facilities will run about $236,000, a large chunk of that to cover the cost of utilities and insurance for the Battery Park Community Center, Holy Family Senior Center, Sixth Street Recreation Center, Mayor Van Johnson municipal complex, City Hall, public restrooms, library, police and fire station, and other structures. Included here is $62,000 to run the street lights, as well as $30,000 for repairs and maintenance.The fire department will run about $134,000, includ-ing $17,500 for volunteer compensation, and a little more than $49,000 for pay-ments on a fire truck and equipment. Expenditures from MSBU (municipal ser-vices benefit unit) expenses, which are restricted to providing services outside of the city limits, will be about $30,000.The library will cost the city about $95,400 this year, with the cost of salary and benefits for the librarian and clerks running about $80,000, books funded at about $6,000 and the rest for various other expenses.The budget for parks will be about $477,000, nearly all from a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-mission grant. The budget for recreation will be about $434,000, with about $384,000 of that accounted for in Project Impact funding, and about $40,000 of it due to funding for the Apala-chicola Center for History, Culture and the Arts.As expected, the discussion Tuesday night, which drew only a handful of local residents, centered on the roughly $2.1 million Enterprise Fund, the monies used fund to run the water and sewer system,Based on a recommendation that came out of last yearÂs budget workshop, Nalley provided commissioners details on possibly ratcheting down the pro-posed across-the-board SUF (sewer user fee) increase to accommodate those residences and businesses that use less water.As it stands now, the SUF is on track to jump from the current rate of $10.75 to $29 for all residential custom-ers, a hike of $18.25, or about 170 percent. For commercial users, the SUF would go to $95, an increase of $74.25, or about 358 percent, from the current rate of $20.75.In addition, a 13.5 percent increase in the base rate, and the per 1,000-gallon charges, is in store for both residential and commercial water and sewer users.Nalley said a three-tiered plan for the SUF could be put in place for residential customers ($22, $25 and $29), and commercial users ($50, $75 and $95), but it would not go the distance of tackling the debt service and default payment obligations to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.He said about 70 percent of the cityÂs water customers use under 5,000 gallons per month, and estimated that lowering the SUF would still leave the city about $150,000 short next year in paying off over the next seven years the roughly $800,000 it owes in default. The city would be able to make its current $430,000 annual debt service payment, however, he said.ÂI could certainly see some value in changing that com-mercial rate,ÂŽ he said, adding that he didnÂt think it would effect a significant difference in residential billings.ÂIÂm not trying to kick the issue down the road but I still would like to see the SUF based on a usage schedule,ÂŽ said Ash, citing that as a key reason for her no vote.Bartley said he voted no not due to any opposition to Nalley, but because he felt the funding for the city manager position (which he opposed) should go towards eliminating the sewer debt. He also voted no last year to hiring a new full-time librar-ian, at a higher salary than her predecessor. MILLAGEFrom Page A1 For more news go to apalachtimes.com
** A4 Thursday, September 13, 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 "And if you should survive to a hundred and ve Look at all youÂll derive out of beinÂ alive.ÂŽFrom "Young at Heart" as performed by Frank Sinatra Technological changes that have occurred in our lifetimes are truly remarkable, arenÂt they? Consider advances in communication. Remember the manual typewriter? Then the electric one? I thought the automatic return was an incredible invention. We then discarded the typewriter and educated ourselves on the computer. Then we learned to utilize the iPhone and eschewed land lines in favor of mobile ones. Now we read on our iPads as print fades from our lives like ancient, dried ink on parchment. Since most innovative ideas in technology are offered by those under 30, we tend to associate positive technological change with young people. Most of us Baby Boomers understand ageism intuitively. Who isnÂt familiar with the looks of scorn and derision we receive when we ask our children and younger co-workers about tech issues? So you would think that nearly all successful start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises are launched by youngsters, right? Not even close. An article in the New Republic states among other things that "Most successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young." Why? Because there's more to developing a successful business than hatching an innovative idea. There's financing, marketing, business plans, and personnel management. Our life experience and our business acumen, earned over decades, can take a great idea and then make it work in the marketplace. Young people are good at getting into business. Boomers are skilled at getting out and more likely to enjoy a positive final outcome with commercial endeavors. Someone who creates a business at age 50 is almost twice as likely to employ a successful exit strategy as someone who starts a business at age 30. "The mean founder age of startups with a successful exit, through IPO or acquisition, is 46.7," the article states. The message? It's never too late, and we're never too old, to put our experience to work. Henry Ford was 50 years old in 1913 when he developed the assembly line to massproduce his cars. Ray Kroc was 52 when he opened his first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois, and older than that when he finally figured out how to profit from franchising. To someone who is 30, the future is always infinite. But many Americans who amass small fortunes do so through selling a business. It takes years of experience and skill to build an enterprise that others see value in; then it takes marketing and negotiating ability to consummate the transfer of ownership and reap the profits. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column ÂArbor Outlook,ÂŽ is founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 Â… www.arborwealth.net), a fiduciary, fee-only, registered investment advisory firm near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.ARBOR OUTLOOKYoung ideas, old wisdom and Frank SinatraMany of us throughout Franklin County recently voted for our choice of candidates in our respective precincts. Comes now, however, a vote on an issue thatÂs imperative and should be of utmost importance to especially residential and commercial city customers concerning our pocketbooks (fixed incomes and otherwise) in reference to the cityÂs proposed exorbitant rate hike in the amount of 13.5 percent on water and sewer rates, plus a boost of $10.75 for residential, and $74.25 for commercial, on the sewer user fee. These increases are well beyond ridiculous and unbelievably absurd. Our elected and oath-sworn individuals on the city commission of Apalachicola have a fiduciary responsibility of due diligence, exemplifying moral integrity, and in this case, fiscal management, to their respective customers. The city not being able to borrow money, apply for grants or secure a decent loan reeks to high heaven of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance, and is not the customersÂ fault and should not be our burden. It can be attributed, from the top down, to hose we elected to represent us, in at least a common sense professional manner. In addition, there is right, wrong and the truth, and the truth is there are no viable jobs in this economically depressed area, especially in the Hill black community, that can contribute or help to sustain such a rate increase. Like many of you, I have two bills Â… purchasing good, bottled drinking water and paying a monthly city bill. (My pets arenÂt allowed to drink this water). LetÂs collectively show up on Sept. 25, the city budget hearing, and ask them to vote no regarding the proposed rate hike, and demand the state come in, audit and take over the finances of the city of Apalachicola, 50 years with no real city manager. And in relation to HÂCOLA, IÂm challenging HÂCOLA, reiterating your mantra ÂFor the Betterment of the Hill.ÂŽ If ever there was a time to strike, itÂs now!. IÂm personally challenging your organization to reach out to the pastors of the six or seven churches on the Hill. Get your spiritual leaders involved, and their congregations to descend, collectively and in solidarity, on City Hall, enjoining and saying no, opposing the cityÂs proposed rate hike on residents, especially on the Hill, and commercial customers, set for final commission vote on the budget set for Sept. 25. LetÂs live up to the ÂbettermentÂŽ statement of HÂCOLA prayerfully and collectively, and take action against this atrocious rate increase. The residents on the Hill cannot afford it. LetÂs show up collectively and express our demands that the state ÂauditÂŽ and take over the finances of the city. We all should welcome the true financial facts and results after 40-50 years of unprofessional management by the city of Apalachicola. Incompetence and our tax dollars have to be dealt with.Sherman ThomasLETTER TO THE EDITORLet state take over city's nancesSo, hereÂs the way it happened. Every year, along about this time, you know dog days, too hot to go up the river, Lane and I load up and take a trip with friends to the North Georgia mountains to cool off and eat Silver Queen corn, kind of a house party. As always, a good time was had by all and then it was time to go home. We took off and headed down through Columbus and took US 27 to Bainbridge, a four-lane road with a 65 mph speed limit and almost no traffic or actually anything else. DonÂt leave Columbus or Bainbridge without plenty of gas. Well, we were barrelinÂ along lookinÂ forward to being home when, lo and behold, I looked down at the gauges and saw an outline of a battery in red! Not sure what that meant, I had the presence of mind to call Amy Crosby at Gulf Coast Auto in Eastpoint, my automotive advisor. She races her own dragster so she knows what sheÂs talking about. Amy said,ÂŽ Gill sheÂs getting ready to shut you down.ÂŽ The closest little community was Lumpkin, so there we headed and found a man in a tire shop who said, ÂYou ainÂt gonna find no alternator in Lumpkin, but thereÂs a NAPA store and garage in Richland nine miles from here.ÂŽ And we took off. Well, about halfway there, as Amy predicted, ÂShe shut us down.ÂŽ We called the NAPA store and they were on the way. Allen Barrett, proprietor, arrived with his wrecker and towed us in, located the only alternator that fit our car in his NAPA district, and had it delivered that night. Yes, there is one motel in Richland so they delivered us to the Super Value Inn and we booked a room. They asked if we wanted smoking or nonsmoking, I didnÂt think there was anywhere left that offered that option. The room had a nice king-size bed, refrigerator and cable TV, no prints on the wall and came equipped with our very own plunger in the bathroom. They had a swimming pool and Lane and I thought it might be nice to go for a dip after a long day but there was no water in the pool. The pool had a sign, ÂNo Diving,ÂŽ which I thought was pretty good advice. The only restaurant, RedÂs, was closed but next to the motel was a Piggly Wiggly, so we walked over and purchased smoked oysters, sardines, cheese and sodieÂ crackers (we already had some libations at the room). After a gourmet meal, we watched a great movie and had no trouble falling into the arms of Morpheus. Mr. Barrett called by 10 a.m. the next morning and came to pick us up. The only other problem was my door handle on the driverÂs side had come off. No problem, Allen took a heavy piece of twine and crafted me a handy door handle. I donÂt think IÂll get it fixed, kindaÂ gives the old thing some character. So, try this, Google Âthings to do in Richland, Georgia.ÂŽ Yep, one thing pops up, Richland Rum Distillery, the only single estate rum distillery in the U.S. (www.richlandrum.com). We just had to check it out before we headed home. What a treat, an entire city block of old historic brick buildings houses the distillery, beautifully restored, finished heart pine floors, etc., housing rows and rows of oak cask aging rum. Richland grows 200 acres of sugar cane on their farm outside of town which is processed into cane syrup and then distilled into several flavors of rums. (My Daddy put up cane syrup every year, ÂAlpha River Farms Ole Fashioned Pure Cane Syrup.ÂŽ Wish I had thought about making rum back then). Anyway, the hospitality tour was delightful and a real treat. The Barretts, Allen, Victoria and their two children could not have been more caring and the staff at Richland Rum was most gracious. What could have been a real nightmare turned in to one of the most delightful experiences Lane and I have had in quite a while. We both agreed we felt like we were on our second honeymoon. By the way, I bet the same would have happened if two hapless strangers had broken down in Apalach. Your friend, Capt. GillGUEST COLUMNLast Tango in RichlandThe room came equipped with our very own plunger in the bathroom G i l l A u t r e y Gill AutreyThe Richland Rum Distillery, the only single estate rum distillery in the U.S., houses rows and rows of oak casks aging rum. [ LANE AUTREY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES PHOTOS] Margaret McDowell
** The Times | Thursday, September 13, 2018 A5Looking back at changes in the weather CHASING SHADOWSSOLVED Rachel Ward wrote in to tell us the man in the picture last week, at the Apalachicola weather station in Sept. 1965, was her father, meteorologist Robert Whitehead. He moved the family here in the early Â60s, and he and his wife moved back to Mississippi in the late Â70s. He passed away in 1994. The weather station was upstairs over the post ofÂ“ ce until the early to mid Â70s, when a new station was built at the airport, in what is now the emergency operations center. ÂIt was so exciting going into his ofÂ“ ce with all the radars,ÂŽ recalled Ward. ÂThis photo brings back good memories, thank you.ÂŽ [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA/HOLLAND ] This unidentiÂ“ ed person carries out research in a lab in Apalachicola. Do you know where it was and who she may be? [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] The Apalachicola weather radar tower photographed in Oct. 1969.[ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA/HOLLAND ] In this 1963 photograph, U.S. Meteorologist Robert L. Smith checks over one of the radar-operated weather tracking pieces of equipment in the U.S. Weather Bureau located in Apalachicola, one of Â“ ve that fringe the state. Smith is looking at a radar-operated camera that took both still and movies of heavy weather disturbances up to 150 miles away.[ STATE ARCHIVES OF DLORIDA ] The Apalachicola post ofÂ“ ce, photographed here in the 1940s, also housed the custom house and the U.S. Weather Bureau.[ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ]
** A6 Thursday, September 13, 2018 | The TimesThe following report is provided by the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office. Arrests listed this week were made by officers from the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.August 29Dylan Stewart Emswiler, 21, Carrabelle, battery; released on own recogni-zance (FCSO) Sept. 2Joshua Dwight Polous, 29, Eastpoint, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling Â… unarmed, trespassing on property, violation of probation; held without bond (FCSO)Joshua James Schoelles, 28, Apalachicola, trespassing Â… failure to leave property upon order by owner; $1,000 bond (FCSO) Sept. 4Marcus Dawayne Allen, 26, Apalachicola, violation of probation, two counts of battery, trespassing structure or conveyance, larceny Â… petit theft of property between $100 and $300, criminal mischief Â… damage to property under $200, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill; held without bond (FCSO)Roy Preston Thompson, 33, Carrabelle, out-ofcounty warrant for Leon County; held without bond (FCSO) Sept. 5Catherine Marie Burch, 57, Apalachicola, larceny Â… petit theft first offense; released on own recogni-zance (FCSO)Michael Lane Lee, 48, Carrabelle, contempt of court Â… violation of injunc-tion for repeat, sexual or dating violence; held with-out bond (FCSO) Sept. 7Daquan Lakeith Cummings, 20, Panama City, operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer with lights and siren active; $5,000 bond (FCSO) Sept. 8Sidney T. Moore, 49, Apalachicola, DUI with property damage, driving while license suspended or revoked Â… third or sub-sequent offense; $15,000 bond (FCSO)ARREST REPORTWant a concealed weapon permit?Sign up for the next concealed weapons class on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County SheriffÂs Office.Requirements for the course are a weapon, 20 rounds of ammo, ear/eye protection and $50 prepaid to secure a spot. This non-refundable deposit goes toward the sheriffÂs youth fund.After paying the deposit, please call the tax collectorÂs Carrabelle office to obtain fingerprints and complete paperwork ahead of the class.Call Christy Thompson at 323-2178 to join the class.Beware of animal bitesOn Sunday night, while investigating a suspicious vehicle near the Apalachicola airport, Franklin County SheriffÂs Deputy Travis Osburn was bitten twice by a rattlesnake. After being treated and released at Weems Memo-rial Hospital, Osburn has fully recovered from the incident.The Florida Depart-ment of Health in Franklin and Gulf Counties (DOHFranklin/Gulf) urges residents to stay aware of surroundings outdoors and avoid contact with wild and stray animals to protect themselves, especially from the risk of rabies exposure.In Florida, raccoons, bats and foxes, and unvac-cinated cats are the animals most frequently diagnosed with rabies. Other ani-mals at high risk for rabies include skunks, otters, coyotes, bobcats, and stray or unvaccinated dogs and ferrets. Please keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets, and keep them under direct supervision. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact animal control at 670-4733.Call animal control to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood, and spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or regularly vac-cinated. Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with open garbage cans or litter. To report an animal bite to the health department, call 653-2111 ext. 7033.LAW BRIEFS
** The Times | Thursday, September 13, 2018 A7By Lon A. Wilkens Special to the TimesScallops swim for two reasons, as an escape response and to migrate. Swimming by the bay scallop is often observed while snorkeling in shallow seagrass beds, an escape response triggered visually using their eyes or equally by water disturbance detected by the mantle tentacles. Swimming, or a single jump, can be elicited repeatedly by touching the tentacles with a common predatory snail such as the banded tulip, another common sea grass inhabitant. In fact, if one touches the tentacles extending from the ears of the shell adjacent to the hinge, the scallop will almost always swim.Alternatively, if contact is made anywhere else around the shell the scallop will respond with a backward jump. For fun, see if you can replicate these behaviors during scallop season in St. Joseph Bay, which runs through Sunday, Sept. 30. (In Franklin County, it ends Sept. 24).How did these behaviors evolve, when the protective response to a disturbance by nearly all other bivalves is to Âclam up?ÂŽ The adductor muscle of these bivalves is unique in being able to keep the shell tightly closed for extended periods without fatigue, as is familiar to anyone attempting to open an oyster. Paradoxically, the response in scallops is to open the shell widely, exposing the tasty innards. The effect, however, is to fill the interior of the shell with seawater, which the scal-lop then uses to jet away from a predator.For swimming, the mantle tissues form a curtain around the front of the shell to enclose the water except for pores open at the shell ears where water is jetted backwards when the shell closes. Repeated rapid closures result in swimming, simulated as by a Pacman taking bites out of the water. Alternately, the single jump involves contractions of the mantle curtain to form a pore at the point of contact through which water is jetted toward the irritant with the scallop retreating backward.Two reasons contribute to the highly unusual swimming behavior in scallops. Foremost, per-haps, is that the ability to migrate takes advantage of optimum conditions for survival. Cold-water species are capable of sustained swimming over long distances. Also, in connection to swimming, the ears of the shell at the swimming pores do not close completely, making the scallop susceptible to predation.The ability to swim also involves muscle physiol-ogy, with the adductor classified as a fast twitch muscle that gives it its succulent tender gastronomic quality. This is in contrast to other bivalves where only a small fraction of the muscle is fast contracting, nevertheless a necessary component used to expel sediments that collect inside the shell, as can be observed by oysters spitting at low tide on an oyster bar.A resident of St. George Island, Lon A. Wilkens is professor emeritus of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Mis-souri-St. Louis. He taught invertebrate zoology and marine science for 40 years.Why and how do scallops swim?
** A8 Thursday, September 13, 2018 | The Times SOCIETYSpecial to the TimesHello Franklin County! September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Library cards are free for Franklin County residents; a photo ID and proof of residency IS required. Non-resident fee cards are available for $10 and are valid for one year. The library collection includes the latest best-selling book titles and authors, including local and many Florida authors. There is a great selection of DVDs; new titles added monthly. If you like to read while traveling or just on the go but donÂt want to carry a print copy, there is a solution: Download the Overdrive app (you need an active library card number) and read books on your device at any time. Check out the Libby App, a friendlier version of accessing digital reading. Never will you owe a late fee; they return to the library at the due date. What a great concept. STEAM for Kids, the first program of the fall season, was a great success. The Carrabelle STEAM kids made their own erupting volcano! How cool was that? The Eastpoint STEAM kids built atomic models and next week they will be playing the periodic Battleship game to help locate the opponentÂs ship. Thanks, Ms. Teresa and Ms. Whitney for teaching us about science and chemistry, the fun way. Join us at the library for STEAM every Thursday at 4 p.m., at both the Carrabelle and Eastpoint branches. Suggested ages for the program is 8 to 14. Kids, see you on Thursdays. Avast Ye! Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming Wednesday, Sept. 19; kids event at both branches at 4 p.m.. There will be crafts, games and fun. If you didnÂt know, Avast Ye means Âpay attention and check this out!ÂŽ Brush up on your pirate talk with Mango Languages, an online resource available on the Library website. It may not feel like fall just yet, but itÂs time to plan for your fall gardening. The Gardening program is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Eastpoint branch at 1:30 p.m. YouÂll learn about how to produce a full pantry from your fall garden. Program is free and open to the public. Follow us on Facebook, and view the calendar of events and online resources on the Library website at fcpl.wildernesscoast.org/ Contact the Eastpoint branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 670-8151 and the Carrabelle branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 am. to 2 p.m. at 697-2366. See you at the library!LIBRARY CORNERKids pick up STEAM with scienceBy Jennifer Sheffield The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-1819Crowds chewing on ribs, and toasting the taste of the 11 barbecue entries in the fifth annual Pork Off, on Labor Day at PaddyÂs Raw Bar on St. George Island, provided a promising picture of what the sixth annual Pink Out will look like on Oct. 5.ÂIt provides the seed money that makes the Pink Out pink,ÂŽ said orga-nizer Dayle Flint, of the sister event that supports Franklin Needs and provides mammograms and support to breast cancer patients and survivors in Franklin County.Jessica Sparks of Pad-dyÂs said each contestant was given two racks of ribs, and could start cooking as early as 7 a.m.It took winner Richard Wade of Big Top Supermarket in Eastpoint three years to capture the crown for this cause and he was all smiles, sharing the stage with local barbecue champions John Solomon of Apalachicola and Joel Norred of Port St. Joe, WadeÂs travel partner for upcoming contests in Perry and in Douglas, Georgia, who finishedsecond and third, respectively.WadeÂs was the last entry the judges tasted that unanimously met all the criteria to take top prize.ÂEverything was good about it,ÂŽ said judge Arden Coley, who also won last monthÂs Captain ClintÂs fish dip contest. ÂIt was my highest scor-ing on taste (and) had good tenderness, and moisture.ÂŽOverall, Âthere were more sauces this year than rubs,ÂŽ said judge, and islander, Jo Ellen Pearman.ÂÂIt was a dream come true,ÂŽ said Kevin Burdette, of St. George Island, about judging. BurdetteÂs resume includes Âpig pickerÂŽ at a North Carolina restaurant.ÂIt is like eating crabs. YouÂll burn calories, and never get full,ÂŽ he said. ÂEverything was tasty, and, everyone finished strong.ÂŽBarbecue plates, sold to the public, were donated by Piggly Wiggly, of Apalachicola.ÂIt was a great day,ÂŽ said Flint. ÂWe made lots Pork O sets stage for Pink OutFranklin County Tour-ist Development Council board members and staff bid farewell to longtime board member Chester Reese at their August 30 special meeting. Reese, who represented the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce on the TDC as marketing committee chair, submitted his resignation mid-summer and has since been replaced by Rob Powis.ÂI have been on the TDC for eight wonderful years,ÂŽ said Reese. ÂIt has been a great experience and I have been fortunate enough to work with the best people that have a great understanding of what Franklin County means to all of us.ÂŽTDC board members, seated from left, are Kathy Robinson, Beverly Hewitt, Janalyn Dowden and Carrabelle Mayor Brenda La Paz. Standing, from left, are TDC Administrator Curt Blair, Reese, Board Member Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson, TDC Chair County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders, Board Member Rex Pennycuff, Eastpoint Visitor Center Manager Jean Lane and TDC Administrative Assistant Deb Davis. Not pictured is TDC Vice Chair Diana Prickett.Reese leaves TDC board[ ROYCE ROLSTAD | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Amelia Sparks, all in pink, enjoys the sprinkler at the Pork Off. [ JESSICA SPARKS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Tom Moses gets ready to enjoy his dinner. [JESSICA SPARKS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] The Carrabelle Steam Kids do some hands-on creative explorations. [ PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ] Dayle Flint gets ready to hug Pork Off winner Richard Wade. Third-place Â“ nisher Joel Norred is at right. [ JENNIFER SHEFFIELD | THE TIMES ]
** The Times | Thursday, September 13, 2018 A9 FAITHBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894About two dozen grandparents, their children and grandchildren, took part Sunday afternoon in a Tea, Fruit and Cookies Grandpar-ents Day Social at the Holy Family Senior Center, sponsored by the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc.The program included a presentation by Karen Kessel, from Bring Me A Book Franklin, who read the books ÂWhat Grandmas (and Grandpas) Do BestÂŽ and ÂRead to Your BunnyÂŽ to the gathering.There were plenty of crafts for children to do, cards created by students from Project Impact and the ABC School, and centerpieces from Project Impact.ÂWeÂre forming some good partnerships,ÂŽ said Bonnie Fulmer, president of the ECCC.Floral arrange-ments and gift baskets were given away to the grandparents, as were wooden back scratchers.The guests enjoyed homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, brownies and cookies, fresh fruit and punch.For more informa-tion on the ECCC, a nonprofit, all-volunteer community organization that connects seniors to a community of support through advocacy, enhancement and expansion of services, email email@example.com or call (850) 509-5009.ECCC hosts Grandparents Day socialWe would like to invite friends and family of Capt. Richard Scarabin, Jr. to remember his life with us. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Community Center at Battery Park in Apalachicola on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. He passed away on July 26 at home in Apalachicola, at the age of 41.OBITUARIES CAPT. RICHARD SCARABIN, JR.Stephen Michael Malone, 36, of Franklin County, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Margaret Z Dozier Hospice House in Tallahassee. Mr. Malone was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola and Eastpoint. He is survived by his wife, Alyse Whitted and children Morgan, Stephen Jr., Cloey, Harmony, Jesse, Madalynn, Asher and Felix; his mother Jeanette Bellew Malone; sister Elizabeth Malone Devlin-Hall; three nephews, five nieces, two grandmothers and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Stephen is preceded in death by his father, Robert Michael Malone, and a son Bryant Alexander ÂBamÂŽ Malone. Stephen worked as an air-conditioning technician and for St. Joe Pool Company. He will always be loved and greatly missed. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, Sept. 2. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral and Cremation Services, Crawfordville.STEPHEN MICHAEL MALONESept. 13, 1940 Â… April 3, 2018 Poppie Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal GigiWife Mary Rochelle; kids Sharon, Jimmie Jr., Monnique; grands Aja, Ali, Kristina; great-grandkids, family and friendsIN LOVING MEMORYJimmie L. Rochelle, Sr.First Baptist revival continues nightlyThe First Baptist Church of Apalachicola invites everyone to join us in revival services this Thursday, Friday and Sat-urday, Sept. 13 to 15, at 7 p.m. nightly. The Sunday revival service will be at 11 a.m., followed by a dinner in the Fellowship Hall.Revival speaker is Pastor Torey Blackman of Carrabelle, speaking on ÂLet Christ Be Magnified!ÂŽThe First Baptist Church is located at 46 Ninth Street in Apalachicola. For more information call 653-9540. Fellowship Baptist homecoming this SundayThe Fellowship Baptist Church homecoming is this Sunday, Sept. 16. Come join us at 10 Ellis Van Vleet Street.Our featured speaker is Ken Hosford, with music by Fortress. Services start at 10:30 a.m.Â lunch and fellowship to follow.We will be celebrating our 20th year as a loving and friendly church, and are looking forward to seeing all of our friends there.FAITH BRIEFSThe Grandparents Day gathering at Holy Family Sunday afternoon.[ PHOTO COURTESY OF ECCC ] Kerri Wallace, of Apalachicola, stands with two of her grandchildren, Franklin County pre-kindergartners Jacody ÂJJÂŽ Johnson, left, and older sister Amirya. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES] Jessie Mae Harris, pictured with Bonnie Fulmer, at right, has 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.[ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] By Charles Elliott Special to the TimesFor many of our veterans, memories of their wartime experiences can still be upsetting long after they served in combat. Many older veterans find they have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms even 50 or more years after their wartime experience. The vast majority of veterans from all conflicts have returned to their normal lives and carried on with family and careers, yet time has a way of creeping up on all of us. When veterans retire from work and end up with more time on their hands and less distractions, the symptoms may feel worse as there is more time to think and revisit memories. Getting older takes us down a peg or two in our physical abilities and we are not as strong as we used to be, contributing to making us feel more vulnerable. Add in ageing-related chronic pain interfering with sleep, leaving you even more mentally exhausted and unable to control the symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms occur soon after the event, other times it takes years. These symptoms of PTSD include nightmares, the feeling of uncontrolled reliving the events, avoiding situations and persons that remind you of the event, being easily startled, hypervigilance, loss of interest in activities, difficulty in establishing and maintaining relationships, conflicts with authority figures, and substance abuse. Veterans need to realize help is available. The science in the study of PTSD has cleared away the stigma that PTSD carried, no thanks to films and TV. PTSD isnÂt new, it has always been a part of war. Consider that in World War II, an infantryman in the South Pacific saw an average 40 days of combat in four years; in Vietnam an infantryman averaged 240 days in one year. The VA has established programs to help veterans in need, from the 24-hour crisis line (800-273-8255) through the Vet Centers (850-942-8810) to the Health Care Clinic (800541-8387). Veterans need to realize they are not alone; this isnÂt a problem you have to face without help. Many of your brothers and sisters at arms have been on this path before you. Things can get better. Make the call. Charles B. Elliott is the veteranÂs service officer for Franklin County. He can be reached in the office at 653-8096, by cellphone at 653-7051, or by email to Veteranservice@franklincountyflorida.comVETERANS CORNERHelp with post-traumatic stress disorder For more news go to apalachtimes.com
** A10 Thursday, September 13, 2018 | The Times OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Frank SargeantSpecial to the TimesThe great thing about September in the Panhandle is that many of the coastal pelagics move in close to the beach, put-ting them within range of single-outboard center console anglers, even of adventurous kayak anglers, with blackfins, king mackerel, Spanish and occasionally even dolphin and sailfish show-ing up withinone to three miles of the beach, some-times much closerÂ„kings and Spanish are regularly caught off the piers, and even the occasional tuna and sail get hauled over the rail this month.The swarming of bait schools is the driver of all this action, and the bait seems to conglomerate inshore more and more as fall approaches, making ready for the long swim south to wintering grounds off the Keys. Black n tunaBlackfin tuna are the little brother of the tuna clan, but their fillets are just as tasty as those of their larger yellowfin and bluefin cousins. And, they sometimes show up well inshore of where the blue-water tunas prowl in fall.The average blackfin weighs 10 to 15 pounds or so, but 20-pounders are not rare. The current IGFA record is 49 pounds, 6 ounces. Blackfins are sometimes confused with little tunny, AKA ÂbonitoÂŽ in the south by less expert anglers, but the confusion clears up instantly when the little tunny hits the dinner plateÂ„although there are ways to make them edible, they are just not a fish that most people in the U.S. want to eat. Easy way to tell them apart is that the little tunny has watermelon stripes on its back when still alive, while the blackfin is a deep black on the shoulders and tail, usually with a gold shad-ing just below the black.Blackfins are noted for following shrimp boats and feeding on the bycatch, which is everything except the shrimp, all shoveled over the side at dawn. They also hang around offshore sea mounts, and sometimes artificial reefs fairly close to shoreÂ„these are the ones most often caught by Panhandle anglers.ItÂs pretty hard to target blackfins unless youÂre in an area where shrimpers anchor up at dawn after a night of pulling their nets. Find the boats and youÂll often find tuna behind them, along with sharks and a bit of everything else.During the day, they sometimes pop up around baitfish schools in the same swarms where kings, Spanish, bonito and other fish are feeding. They can sometimes be caught by towing large diving plugs at 4 to 6 knots. The Hogy Lures Slider is among those known to work well for this, and the company also makes a lead core Epoxy Jig that works well when vertically-jigged around artificial reefs.When the fish turn down artificials, slowtrolling or drifting live baits including menhaden or small Âhard tailsÂŽ usually does the trick.Blackfins are among the premiere table fish in the sea, with beautiful meaty steaks along the backbone that are hard to beat when dabbed with Teriyaki and grilled very briefly on a very hot grillÂ„eat them rare, like a high-dollar filet mignon. TheyÂre also good in sushi, for those so inclined. King MackerelKings are a lot easier to find and catch than blackfins, not only in September but all summer and fall. TheyÂre more abundant, and they make themselves very evident by ganging up on bait at the surface at dawn, often skyrocketing many feet into the air as they attack. They draw big swarms of birds, which makes it very easy to find them if you get out the inlet at first light.When the fish are on top, they can be caught on just about anything, including even topwa-ter lures cranked at warp speedÂ„an impressive sight when a 20-pounder blows a hole in the water and takes your lure 10 feet into the air with it.After the dawn bite, the fish usually go deep, and putting a rigged bait or a live bait down 20 to 40 feet with a downrigger or a planer will connect. Some guys pull jumbo diving lures like the MannÂs Plus 25 with good success, as well.For ÂsmokerÂŽ kings, the big gals 30 pounds and up, one of the better tactics is to drift or slow-troll a large live bait like a lady-fish, mullet or a Spanish mackerel rigged with multiple hooks around the inlets and buoys. This is a waiting game, but if you want a really big king, itÂs a good way to connect. (YouÂll prob-ably be entertained by a few bull reds and maybe a shark or two along the way, too.)The same tackle that catches blackfins is fine for kings, but you need at least 12 inches of number 6 wire between hook or plug and running line due to the razor-like teeth of the king. (Keep these in mind when you bring one aboard, tooÂ„they cut at the slightest touch!)Kings are no match for blackfins on the table, but the medallions from the loins are very goodÂ„one good way to cook them is to coat with mayonnaise before grilling. As with most oceanic fish, kings have a dark red line running down their sides under the skin, and this has a very fishy tasteÂ„ cut it away, along with the skin, during cleaning, and the meat is very tasty.Spanish MackerelSpanish are sort of downsized versions of kings, but theyÂre identified by black on their dorsal fins as well as yellow spots on their sides. Average fish is 2 or 3 pounds, and anything over 5 is a big one.TheyÂre easily overpowered with offshore tackle, but on inshore spinning tackle and 15-pound-test braid, the put up a great fight, with slashing strikes and smoking runs.Spanish eat a lot of glass minnows, baby bay anchovies, as well as small menhaden, thread-fins and sardinesÂ„baits aboutthree to fourinches long are right-sized for most of them. TheyÂre usually found inshore of the kings, sometimes within casting distance of the beach or the jetties, and they also run back inside the bays on occasion. Any sort of shoal surrounded by deeper water can be a natural magnet for the larger ones, in particular.Small bucktail jigs, Gotcha lures and a new one called the Steel Shad are among lures that work well for Spanish. Also good for larger ones is a chrome 1-ounce Rat-L-Trap, trolled or cranked very fast. All the usual live and rigged baits also work well.Spanish mackerel teeth are also sharp, but not nearly as big as king mackerel teeth, so you can often get by with a leader of 30to 40-pound-test fluorocarbon rather than wire. The fluoro definitely draws more strikes than the wire rigging once the sun is up, but it does get nipped off occasionally.Spanish are generally filleted and skinned, with the red line removed as above. They also have some fine floating bones that need to be cut awayÂ„there are numerous YouTube videos on how to locate these bones and cut them out.The boneless fillets are very good covered in New York-style clam chowder or Italian-style stewed tomatoes and parmesan and baked. TheyÂre not the best choice for deep frying, because they can taste a bit fishy with that process. Pier Action Braided lines have been a real help to pier anglers, allowing them to handle much larger fish from the spans than in the mono daysÂ„an 8-foot medium-heavy spinning rod, 5000 size reel and 50 to 65 pound test will whip even a 50-pound king or sailfish most of the time, though an occasional long runner might spool the reel, particularly if a shark shows up to give it a push.ItÂs often possible to catch hardtails and other baitfish on the nearshore side of the big Panhandle piers with a Sabiki rig, particularly early in the day, and these baits can then be dropped into an aerated baitbucket and walked to the end of the pier to become bait for kings and anything else that might swim into range.Many anglers simply freeline the baits, with a single Â‡ short shank hook in the nose and maybe a number 6 extra-strong treble in the back on a short piece of wire. Another good approach is to put the bait about 4 feet under a popping corkÂ„get a cooperative bait and it will tow the rig well beyond casting range, though just as many want to run back under the pil-ings. Popping the cork now and then sometimes lures gamefish to the bait.Spanish can usually be hand-lined up over the rail once theyÂre worn down, but larger fish like kings and maybe that very lucky blackfin will call for a bridge gaff or bridge netÂ„fortunately, thereÂs usually somebody on hand with one or both willing to lend a hand.The action continues until about mid-October, later if the cool-down is slow to comeÂ„when the bait goes, the gamefish go with it. Until then, thereÂs plenty of action just off the Panhandle beaches.September angling action o Panhandle beachesLunker kings are not uncommon in September, with the largest usually coming from around the inlets and also near offshore reefs. [PHOTO CREDIT CAPT. SCOTT MOORE] BlackÂ“ n tuna, though not as big as their yellowÂ“ n and blueÂ“ n cousins, are just as tasty and are sometimes found within a mile or two of the beach in September. [PHOTO CREDIT HOGY LURES] FISHING REPORTEven with the continued rains and heat along the Forgotten Coast we have gotten some good reports this last week on the Â“ shing. We have had several reports of RedÂ“ sh and nice Flounder being taken under and along the Highland View bridge. Live Shrimp and White or Natural soft shrimp and grubs have picked up Â“ sh. Also we have gotten a few reports of Trout being caught along the Â” ats at Town Beach. Again live shrimp and soft plastics are taking Â“ sh in this area. Another bait of note that has been doing a good job around the Town Beach area is the Paul Brown soft bait in the electric chicken. We want to touch on Scalloping again this week, good reports are still coming in and donÂt forget you can harvest up to the 30th of September which is the closing date for the season. DonÂt forget all your Â“ shing and scalloping needs are available at Bluewater Outriggers. Until next week, Happy Fishing
** The Times | Thursday, September 13, 2018 A11 SPORTSBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894Despite a couple more injured players to add to the list, the Seahawks played tough in Gilchrist County Friday night before sustaining ahard-fought 20-13 loss to Bell.ÂWe ran out of bodies basically,ÂŽ said Coach Tony Yeomans. ÂI ran out of athletes.ÂŽWhile the Seahawks did have senior Colton Evans back in uniform, they sustained inju-ries to senior lineman Duncan Whaley and freshman Jewayne OÂNeal, both of whom are questionable for FridayÂs away game at Liberty County.These new injuries go along with senior Ethan Riley, who was expected to have surgery yesterday for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, sophomore Lamarius Martin, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, and senior Alex Hardy, also sidelined.ÂIÂve never seen anything like this, itÂs devastating to a team,ÂŽ said Yeomans. ÂWe got to keep pushing until we get some people back.ÂŽAfter a scoreless first quar-ter, the Bulldogs scored a rushing touchdown midway through the second, and then nailed the two-point conver-sion, for an 8-0 lead at the half.Junior quarterback Javan Pride started the game, but then went to wide receiver when OÂNeal turned his ankle.Freshman quarterback Colin Amison then came in to take snaps, and he finished with 160 yards, completing 7 of 12 aerials, and one touchdown.After senior running back Rufus Townsend scored on a 32-yard run midway through the third quarter, and the Seahawks missed the two-point conversion, they trailed 8-6. ÂWe tried a quarterback draw and they stopped us half a yard short,ÂŽ said Yeomans.Bell scored on another long run in the third quarter, and missed the extra point, to go up 14-6 heading into the final quarter.Early in the quarter Amison threw a 45-yard touchdown strike to Pride, and after senior kicker Abner Ramirez hit the extra point, the Seahawks trailed 14-13.Bell ran the kickoff back about 80 yards, and then scored on a short run, to lead 20-13 with three minutes left. There was no coming back in the final drive.ÂWe made too many mistakes in critical situations,ÂŽ said Yeomans. ÂWe dressed 19 kids Friday night, and everybody was playing both ways. We had kids who never had played. The kids need some rest.ÂŽSenior fullback Micah McLeod led the team with 14 rushes for 52 yards. Senior defensive end Tonnor Segree led the defense with nine tackles, one for a loss, and Townsend had nine tackles as well. ÂThe kids never quit fight-ing. WeÂre going to keep fighting until we get people back,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre not going to quit.ÂŽBell wrings 20-13 victory over HawksBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894The Seahawk boys golf team upped their record to 7-1, with two strong weeks of play on the links.On August 28 on their home course at St. James Bay, Franklin County, under the coaching of Mike Todd, downed Wakulla Christian by 47 strokes, 184 to 231.Junior Tyler Rainwater led with 41, followed by junior Cale Barber with 42, ABC School eighth grader Colin Wefing with 50, junior Schuy-ler Donahoe with 51, and junior Tommy Gragg with 58.On Sept. 6 in Quincy, the Seahawks took top honors in a four-way match, besting runner-up Wakulla by seven strokes, 177-184, and outdis-tancing Munroe by 45 strokes and Rickards by 67.Barber led the team with a 39, three strokes ahead of Rainwater. WefingÂs 42 was a personal best in completion, and was ahead of Donahoe with 54, and sophomore Kelson Smith with 63.Seahawk boys tearing up the linksBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times email@example.com 850-653-8894After playing mistakefree ball for the first two weeks of the season, youthfulness caught up to the young JV Seahawks at the hands of the Florida High Seminoles by a score of 28-0."We were just beat by a much better team, no way around it," said Coach Brock Johnson, "They made us pay for every mistake we gave them."It looked as though the Seahawks would capitalize first after an interception by Blakely Curry on Florida High's first drive, but two consecutive negative plays followed by a blocked punt which resulted in a Florida High touchdown kept the momentum in the favor of the Seminoles."I was actually pleased with the way we played on defense, we were aggressive to the ball but they were just a much faster ball team, they had two kids that could really run and we had trouble once they broke containment off the edges."Some key players for the game were Larry Win-chester (42 yards rushing, and eight tackles), Tre Jones (nine tackles) and Jimmy Adair (nine tackles).The JV Hawks will travel to Wewahitchka this Thursday for the final away game of the season before finishing with three con-secutive home games.Florida High blanks JV Hawks By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times firstname.lastname@example.org 850-653-8894A senior and a freshman paced the Franklin County cross country team at the Big Bend Invite at Apalachee Regional Park Sept. 1.Senior Damien Freeman led the boys with a 115th place finish, with a time of 22:07.80. Freshman Jahneese Brathwaite led the girls by finishing 14th, with a time of 26:59.20.Coach Kati Morgan Hath-cock has one of her largest ever rosters of boys and girls, with many of them middle schoolers, just now starting to blossom.Other finishers among the boys were:135) sophomore Austin Gray 22:52.00150) sophomore Fran-cisco Juan 23:36.70 175) junior Elijah Bowden 25:37.30188) sophomore Jarvis Turrell 27:10.80191) junior Levi Bilbo 27:41.50196) freshman Michael Square 28:21.60197) ABC seventh grader Reece Juno 28:28.20203) junior Eden Brath-waite 30:07.80205) First Baptist freshman Carter Kembro 30:21.80215) sophomore Cody Cassidy 32:58.30224) senior Tommy Varner 44:25.10 Other finishers among the girls were:197) freshman Marlee Tucker 29:37.90210) ABC seventh grader Avery Pharr 30:41.80221) sophomore Makayla Varner 31:59.30224) First Baptist junior Lydia Strickland 32:20.70240) eighth grader Adia Barber 35:57.00243) First Baptist sophomore Eva Strickland 36:54.50 247) seventh grader Zoey Burkett 42:49.70249) seventh grader Andrea Cruz 46:45.30Freeman, Brathwaite lead team at Big Bend Invite Cale Barber [ DONNA BARBER | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Special to the TimesRunning against another strong field of teams, Tallahassee Community College delivered another solid performance at FridayÂs Uni-versity of North Florida XC Invitational.With 176 points, the Tallahassee women finished sixth in the team standings, seven points behind fifthplace Bethune-Cookman. The Eagles bested Region 8 rivals Daytona State College, Florida Gateway College and Seminole State College, who finished seventh through ninth, respectively, as well as Edward Waters College.Individually, it was a record-setting day for the Eagles.Friday marked the first official 3K race in school his-tory for the women, and 2018 Franklin County High School grad Genevieve Printiss crossed the line first for the Eagles, establishing a school-record time of 12:10.25, good for 43rd overall in the field of 105 runners.The Florida Gators took first place in the womenÂs team standings while host North Florida claimed the menÂs team title.The Eagle men finished sev-enth with 191 points, 18 points behind sixth-place Daytona State, but 15 points clear of Jacksonville University (206) and well ahead of Region 8 foe Florida State College at Jacksonville (254). In the menÂs 5K race, Bran-don Flagler was the EaglesÂ top runner for the first time this season, finishing in 17:21.48, topping Jesse BoydÂs time of 18:12.84 in the season-open-ing Cougar XC Challenge on August 24.Three Eagles crossed the finish line in succession begin-ning with Gannon Hundley in 54th (18:29.43) followed by 2018 Franklin County High School grad Simon Hodg-son (18:34.68) and Gio Duran (18:39.82).Up next for the Eagles will be the annual Prefontaine Forest Run 5K, an annual community event hosted by Gulf Winds Track Club on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Silver Lake.TCC's Printiss sets school record in 3KGenevieve Printiss [ TCC ATHLETICS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]
** A12 Thursday, September 13, 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 Summer's heat is still with us, and so israin,and we hope we'll dodge a tropical storm or a hurricane. If you have a good endof-summer photo, please share. The Times welcomes readers 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 Dadlerstein@starfl.com. For more information, call 653-8894.F-STOP FRANKLINFading summerAsher Anderson, 5, right, and Ella Anderson, 3, walk down the pier at Lafayette Park. [ AMY ANDERSON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] SurÂ“ ng lesson [ JAMES HARGROVE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Beach protection[ ROGER MUTERSPAUGH | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] A western willet, at Bald Point State Park [ ROD GASCHE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Old cypress [ RICK HANBY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] 1. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, but what about if theyÂre flying? Frog, Hood, Cash, Skein 2. What was the last name of Festus (Ken Curtis) on older TVÂs ÂGunsmokeÂŽ? Jones, Reynolds, Dalton, Haggen 3. During WashingtonÂs presidency, how was his wife, Martha, addressed? First lady, Madame 1, Lady Washington, Duchess 4. The only four-horned animal in the world is a type of ...? Horse, Wombat, Antelope, Walrus 5. From 1995, what color replaced Â tanÂŽ in M&M candies? White, Gray, Black, Blue 6. In Paris, what would one ordinarily do at the Sorbonne? Enroll, Dine, Climb, Swim ANSWERS: 1. Skein, 2. Haggen, 3. Lady Washington, 4. Antelope, 5. Blue, 6. EnrollÂTrivia FunÂŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.comTRIVIA FUN W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey
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** A14 Thursday, September 13, 2018 | The Times 21420T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CA-000159 Division No PROF-2013-S3 LEGAL TITLE TRUST, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE Plaintiff vs. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST WILLIAM D. HOLTON A/K/A WILLIAM DANA HOLTON, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, et al, Defendants/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST WILLIAM D. HOLTON A/K/A WILLIAM DANA HOLTON, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM D. HOLTON A/K/A WILLIAM DANA HOLTON WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 429 RIVER RD, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida, and proceed South 121.70 feet, thence North 73 degrees 39 minutes 00 seconds East 182.93 feet, thence run North 16 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds. West 7.43 feet to the Northerly edge of the Carrabelle River and the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 16 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds West 358.87 feet to a concrete monument (RLS) 2919) on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of State Road S-379-A said concrete monument also being a point on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and the arc of said curve having a radius of 1950.08 feet thru a central angle of 01 degrees 59 minutes 01 seconds for an arc distance of 67 .51 feet (the chord of said arc being North 50 degrees 54 minutes 41 seconds East 67.51 feet) to a concrete monument (RLS 426 l), thence run south 31 degrees 49 minutes 55 seconds East 405.91 feet, more or less, to the Northerly edge of the Carrabelle River, thence run South 75 degrees 46 minutes 22 seconds West along said Northerly edge 168.22 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 429 River Rd, Carrabelle, FL 32322 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on PlaintiffÂs attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2313 W. Violet St., Tampa, Florida 33603, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on PlaintiffÂs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24th day of August, 2018. Marcia M. Johnson FRANKLIN County, Florida By : Terry C Segree Deputy Clerk ÂIn accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Franklin County, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, County Phone: (850)653-8861 via Florida Relay ServiceÂŽ. Pub Sptember 13, 20, 2018 21410T Public Notice Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting of its Board, its Executive Committee, and its Financial Committee on 9/20/2018 in the Conference Room of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce located at 63 South Centre Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. CT. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or email@example.com m. Pub September 13, 2018 21496T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2018 CP 0025 IN RE: ESTATE OF George Frederick Peddie, Sr., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of George Frederick Peddie, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was May 29, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court of Franklin County Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2018 CP 0051, the address of which is The Franklin County Court House, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: September 13, 2018. Personal Representative George Frederick Peddie, Jr. 5 Shadeville Road Crawfordville, FL 32327 Attorney for Personal Representative Daniel H. Cox P.O. Box CC Carrabelle, FL 32322 (850)697-5555 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No: 146420 Pub September 13, 20, 2018 21721T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF File No. 2018-53 CP Division PROBATE EDMUND JOSEPH BARNELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDMUND JOSEPH BARNELL, deceased, whose date of death was August 3, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 6, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kristy Branch Banks Attorney Florida Bar Number: 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Phone: (850) 670-1255 Fax: (866) 601-4805 E-Mail: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Representative: Karen Barnell Dressel 21214 Bluebill Lake Court Crest Hill, Illinois 60403 Pub: September 6, 13, 2018 21795T PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. Glenn May 401 NE Ave J Carrabelle, FL 32322 Richard E Sand 311 NE Ave C Carrabelle, FL 32322 You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Apalachicola, Florida no later than (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Pub: September 13, 2018 21829T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000196CAAXMX DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LEVON PEARSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEVON PEARSON; JESSICA HARRIS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 15, 2018, and entered in 17000196CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC is the Plaintiff and LEVON PEARSON; JESSICA HARRIS are the Defendant(s). Marcia M. Johnson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, 2nd Floor Lobby of Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM, on
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THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE BEING SUBJECT TO THE MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY OF GIBSON ROAD. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2010 FLEETWOOD EAGLE TRACE MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER GAFL907A58640ET31 & GAFL907B58640ET31 Property Address: 22 GIBSON RD APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of August, 2018. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORT ANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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** A16 Thursday, September 13, 2018 | The Times[ JOHN SOLOMON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Apalach CRA to meet tonightThe City of Apalachicola Community Redevelopment Agency will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Community Center on Bay Avenue. The public is wel-come to attend. First aid training at ANERR Sept. 22American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Combination Training will be offered at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Basic First Aid com-bination training with AED and CRP helps participants develop the knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond to a medical emer-gency. CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination train-ing is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 guide-lines update for CPR, ECC, and First Aid. This course can also fulfill the required first aid training charter captains.The cost is $20 and will include first aid, AED and CPR. Participants will earn a two-year certificate. Topics covered will include sudden cardiac arrest, caring for cardiac arrest, CPR, using an AED, multiple provider approach to CPR, choking, control of bleeding, shock, stroke, poisoning, altered mental status, head, neck, and back injuries, nosebleed, burns, and heat and cold emergenciesFor more information contact Anita Grove at 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.To register visit tinyurl.com/yde929cg Sheriff to hold Citizens AcademyThe Franklin County SheriffÂs Office is accepting applications for the first Citizens Academy begin-ning on Oct. 4. The purpose of this program is to high-light all units of the sheriffÂs office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, per-sonnel, equipment, policies and procedures.The class will be on Thursdays at the sheriffÂs office multipurpose building from 5:30 to 8 p.m., including dinner. The dates are Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Nov. 1. Please call Christy Thompson for more information if youÂre interested in this class at 323-2178. You may also send a private message for an application, then fax back to us at 670-8566 or come by the office to fill out an application.NEWS BRIEFSOn Aug. 31, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce snipped the ribbon on PeddlerÂs Cove, the newest mercantile store at 21 Avenue C in Apalachicola.Owned by Scott Shiver, the store specializes in locally crafted, hand painted, and repurposed treasures. ÂWe take pride in our locally made and handcrafted items as well as many other unique items,ÂŽ said Shiver. ÂYou are sure not to leave the store empty-handed.ÂŽ Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the store can be reached at 653-6905.PeddlerÂs Cove opens in Apalach