Legion hosts veterans dinner tonight

The Willoughby Marks American Legion Post #106 will host a covered dish dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 801 US Hwy 98. Apalachicola. Turkey and ham, with sides, will be served. All area veterans are welcome to come out and share in fellowship. For more information, call Larry Hale at 653-5817.


School hosts parent involvement day

On Nov. 21, Franklin County School will celebrate National Parent Involvement Day, a yearly opportunity to welcome, honor, and highlight the powerful contributions parents and caregivers provide at school and home to support student success. Also, it is a call to action for parents to commit to being an active part of their child’s education.

Each teacher will decorate their classroom door based on the theme “Thankful for our Parents” As an incentive, librarian Patty Creamer will provide prizes for the “best” door. Parents will be invited to visit classrooms between the hours of 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The school will provide lunch for parents in the cafeteria during their child’s scheduled lunch time.  


Walker appointed to Juvenile Justice Board

Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature authorized by state ordinance the formation of juvenile justice councils at the county and circuit levels. Each county council appoints representatives to serve on the circuit board. The county councils and circuit boards serve as advisors to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

At their Nov. 5 meeting, county commissioners voted unanimously to appoint David Walker, director of the county health department’s Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) program, to represent the county on the new board.


$250,000 awarded for Thompson Field

Carrabelle has been awarded $250,000 for airport improvements under a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the 2014/15 fiscal year.

At their regular Nov. 7 meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to accept the funds. Airport Manager Mark Nobles said how the money will be spent depends on what is needed most when it arrives.

Carrabelle is in the process of repainting the runway, moving the fuel tank and adding additional runway lighting with funding from the 2012/13 fiscal year.

“We want to ramp up things at the airport,” Nobles said. “We hope to have a public fly-in in the spring.”

City Clerk Kiesha Smith said, “No match is required for DOT grants so we apply for a lot of that money.”


Photos of Carrabelle families wanted

The Carrabelle History Museum, at 106 Avenue B, SE, is collecting family photos. Historical Society President Tamara Allen said the museum is creating a database to aid in genealogical research and the pictures would be part of the accumulated information. For more information, call 697-2141.