Weems to offer free physicals

Weems Memorial Hospital will be offering free physicals Monday through Thursday, Aug. 26-29.

Franklin County High School Athletic Director Michael Sweatt said both Weems clinics will be offering the physicals for all students in all county schools.

On Aug. 26-28, Monday through Wednesday, they will be offering physicals at the Weems Medical Center East in Carrabelle from 4 to 6 p.m. On Aug. 26-29, Monday-Thursday they will offer them at the Weems Medical Center West in Apalachicola from 4 to 6 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 29, beginning at 2 p.m. they will be at the Franklin County High School multipurpose gymnasium.

On Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at noon, nurse practitioner Dana Whaley and the Weems staff will be at the high gymnasium to perform throughout the school day.

 “The ultimate goal is to get every student-athlete a physical so we don't have to worry about it during any sports season. If your child even thinks they might play a sport they have to have a physical first before they can even participate in an offseason workout or tryout,” Sweatt said.

 If parents want to get a head start on filling out the physical forms then visit www.fhsaa.org and click on forms. You will need to have the EL2, EL3, and EL3CH forms signed and the correct information filled in.


Rock By The Sea charity golf tourney Sept. 7.

The Rock By The Sea Charity Golf Tournament will be held at St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane, Carrabelle, on Saturday, Sept. 7.

This will be the weekend of the Rock by the Sea Battle of the Bands.

The format for play will be a modified Florida Scramble, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, played with four-player teams. A $10,000 hole-in-one contest is part of the tournament.

Cost will be $125 per player and includes cart, green fees, amenities bag, lunch and admission to the three- night Battle of the Bands music event.

Register online at www.rockbythesea.org or contact David Allen at dmjja1700@gmail.com or 927-2883

The charity golf tournament is part of Rock By The Sea, a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to planning and producing music festivals and events that will raise money to financially assist deserving charities that provide direct services to those in need. The organization strives to create an outlet for these agencies to gain exposure with the public and facilitate donations. Through musical concerts, silent auctions, selling merchandise and general donations, Rock By The Sea hopes to create awareness and provide an avenue that leads to involvement and enhancement of the direct services provided.

Supported charities for 2013 are the University of Florida Brain Tumor Program, www.peds.ufl.edu/braintumorprogram; the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children www.orlandohealth.com/arnoldpalmerhospital/Index.aspx and Camp Sunshine www.mycampsunshine.com