Friday, January 10, 2014
Mile Markers


Memorial honors local legend

A memorial gathering will celebrate the life of Marilyn "Chicken" Moyer from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Green Parrot Bar.

Moyer lost her battle with cancer at the end of 2013 after living and working in Key West for 39 years, tending bar at such places as the Full Moon Saloon, The Chart Room, Louie's Backyard and for the past 12-plus years at the Green Parrot Bar.

Chicken's many friends have gathered photos from the years and will have them on display at the event Saturday. There will also be a pizza toast to Moyer. All are welcome.


Federal jury scam reported

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida reported Thursday that residents have begun receiving fraudulent telephone calls falsely telling them to pay fines over the phone for missing jury duty.

Federal court officials never make requests for payment of fines from jurors over the telephone, according to a press release.

Those contacted by anyone requesting such payments on behalf of the court are asked to not make the payment and immediately contact the Southern District of Florida Jury section at 800-865-1775 or 305- 523-5190.


Changes under way at sheriff's office

Sheriff Rick Ramsay announced Wednesday these promotions:

• Lt. Mitch Horn, who has served as station commander in Islamorada, will be moving to fill a vacancy with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area group in Miami. Detective Sgt. Al Ramirez will be promoted to lieutenant in Islamorada.

• Capt. Gene Thompson, commander in Marathon, will be training with the FBI for the next several months, and Islamorada Lt. Derek Paul will move to Marathon. Current Marathon Lt. Bruce Winegarden is set to retire in the coming months.

• Islamorada Det. Sgt. Dave Carey will be promoted to lieutenant.