Title: Franklin county chronicle
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Publication Date: April 10, 1993
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Now is the time to plan your spring or summer visits to Franklin County


The Franklin County Chronicle

Special Out-of-County Edition

Volume 2, Number 7 Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th 10 April 1993




The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts will present a concert in LaFayette Park, Apalachicola, with
the Bay Brass Quintet from Panama City on Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m. Trumpets, trombone, horn, and tuba
will be featured. The members of the Bay Brass Quintet are all school band directors. Admission will be free.
This has been made possible by the sustaining contributors to the Ilse Newell Fund. Bring your own blanket
or chair. Rest room facilities are not available. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Trinity Church
on Gorrie Square. This picture was taken at the time the park was officially dedicated.


The Franklin County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. presented their
1993 Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Program Tuesday, 30
March 1993 at Lindsay Hall, Franklin County Senior Citizens
Center in Carrabelle. Jim Drake, Executive Director of the Area
Agency of Aging for North Florida, Inc. was the featured speaker
for the event. He reminded the packed hall "...It's difficult,
occasionally, when I visit other counties and they say they can't find
volunteers. And, then I come to Franklin County, and they don't
have enough room to seat everybody..."
Mr. Drake is a native Floridian, born and raised in Walton County.
Having worked in the social service field since 1955, his last
position before retirement was with the Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services as a program administrator for public
assistance. He said, "Volunteerism, as you know better than I do,
pays great rewards... In the State of Florida, there are over 28,000
volunteers and they have produced over 3 million hours of work.
At just $5 an hour, that's more than $15,000,000 worth of service,
and in most instances the client would not have gotten the service
had it not been for you."
Drake continued, "...I think Franklin County is way ahead of the
rest of the state... They may have more volunteers in numbers.
When I look here and you have close to 300 volunteers in Franklin
County. And, another county in this 14-county area has ten. You
know, that tells me something about this community. And, the
pride that people have in their community..."
Drake reminded the citizens, "...There will never be enough funds
to provide all of the services that our elderly need and deserve.
Never will be... So, you (volunteers) are the individuals that make
up the difference. Very often you're the individual that ensures that
somebody gets a noon meal. And, very often, you're the individual
that calls on the weekend... And, they're to be congratulated on that
particular effort. Because...one of the things that we see with all of
our elderly is loneliness. Just somebody to speak with. That
individual who delivers a meal. Very often, they want to talk with
Drake also reported on various issues about aging in the state
legislature and the "scorecard" in the 1993 Florida legislature on
aging issues. A conference committee did appropriate more money
for te again about $1,000,000. But, when divided down to the
county level Franklin County might receive about $2000, "...Not
very much...." Drake concluded. The $1,000,000 appropriated for
this year does not cover the reductions made the year before. There
are problems with the older American Act program, a federal
program, and Drake warned that aging populations would feel the
full effect of those reductions soon. He admitted that he did not
bring good news when speaking of legislative actions. A final
warning was issued about Altzheimer's disease, the "coming
epidermc" in his words. Drake stated, "...We have Altzheimer's
respite programs in three counties and our share of those three
counties is $85,000. ...What happens most often is that the care-
giver is the one who suffers the most. He ended his remarks on this
topic by reminding the audience that the care-givers often die first.
Citizens were encouraged to join with his agency in advocating
more resources for home and community care based programs.
The cost of nursing home care for an individual is at least $20,000
annually, often times much more, especially in south Florida.
Home and community care based programs could bring these costs
down to $1200 to $1500 annually. Such care can effectively keep
elderly in their own homes, considerably reducing costs.
Drake also praised the local Board of Directors. He spoke of his
Agency's plans forrecognizing volunteersby sponsoring volunteer
ofthe year award. And, in closing, one of the quotations he offered
the group was this one.
Continued on page 5

by Rene Topping

Afair-sized crowd was present as
the Carrabelle City Commission
opened their meeting on Monday
5 April. Many of them were
present to discuss the lease of the
Community Center to the Youth
League. The problems started
when the Franklin County Library
Board president Norman Boyd,
requested a leaseforthe west wing
of the center to be used as a library,
with a rental of $75 per month to
be paid to the City directly. City
Clerk Charles Lee Daniels said
that the money went to cover the
insurance on the building. Youth
league representative said that
they felt they had an
understanding that they had a
lease for the entire building.
Commission Attorney Bill
Webster, solved the problem by
reading from the old lease, signed
when the community center was
first turned over to the City for a
25 year period. This lease gave
the city permission to sublease
the building. He suggested that
the city allow the Youth League to
lease the entire center and then
permit them to sublease the wing
to the Library, with a clear
understanding that the amount
of the insurance would have to be
paid to the city.
The Commission then took up the
approval of the Recreation.
Committee Guidelines.
Commissioner Tommy Loftin
read the entire document, after a
great deal of discussion centered
around the meaning of the words
shall and will. The guidelines
were approved with small
In other business: The
commission approved the second
reading of a proposed city
ordinance prohibiting the
depositing of solid waste on any
land or in any waters inside the
corporate limits of the city.
Refused a request for D.J. Hall on
closing of an alley in Bock 105
(D3) Picketts addition. Several
commissioners spoke out against
closing any alley. However Mr.
Hall would not be refused the
right to advertise and have a
public hearing on the matter.
Approved the same donation as
in 1992 to Grad Nite.
Approved a change in building
permit fees to correspond with
that of the county. County Planner
Alan Pierce, said that it would
raise most of the fees about 15%.

Continued on page 2


At the 1 April 1993 School Board
meeting held at Brown
Elementary, Mr. Willie Speed
raised a number of questions and
rendered some conclusions about
the Board's earlier vote to limit
travel expenses paid to school
board members for meetings and
professional development. He
ad earlier distributed excerpts
from school board policy papers
and state statutes which clearly
indicated that school board
members "shall be allowed
reimbursement for travel
expenses..." from school board
funds. He read excerpts from
some of the documents. 'The
legislature recognizes the
necessity for well informed school
board members and the benefits
to education thatmay be obtained
through board members'
participation and professional
development and training
seminars...at the district, state, and
national levels." Mr. Speed related
his recent interviews with
legislators, education personnel
in Tallahassee and Dr. Wayne
Blanton, Head of the Florida
School Board Association. Dr.
Blanton told Speed that to his
knowledge no other school board
had limited travel funds to school
board members and recorded this
in their minutes in any of the other
66 counties in Florida. Speed
continued, "I did not have the
slightest idea, when I ran for
school board, that the chairman
Continued on page 2

Carrabelle City Commission
approved "in principle," a request
from Johnny Millender to be
permitted to discharge scallop
wash water into the City Sewer
systems from a newly established
scallop house. Millender told
commissioners that he was
starting a year-round scallop
processing plant at the "Old
Bragdon property," which is on
U.S. 98, opposite the Gulf State
Mark Householder of Baskerville
and Donovan appeared on behalf
of Millender to show drawings of
a specialized machine that will
totally process the scallops using
a dry type of system to clean the
product. "The water remaining
will come out almost completely
clear," he said. He also described
monitoring of the city sewer influx
and the processing plant. He said
they would monitor the sewer
plant before starting processing
for BOD levels and will monitor
the processing plant before
starting operations. He said that
at any time the BOD levels went
beyond the domestic sewer levels
allowed the plant would shut
He said the water plant and the
sewer plant are both adequate to
handle the extra load. In answer
to a question about the mud being
washed into the water from the
dock, Householder said that the
scallops would be washed on the
way in while the boats were in
deep water. Millender said, "I
own the three boats that will be
operating and I will have the say
overwhatthey-do. Phillips asked

by Rene Topping
Approval was granted by the
Carrabelle Airport and Port
Authority on Friday 2 April for
the sitingof two temporary trailers
at the old Whiteside site, (now
Dockside Marina) for the purpose
of starting a welding school for
local men and women.
At a special meeting requested by
Carrabelle Area Chamber of
Commerce President Mike
Murphy, members of the
Authority heard input from State
Department of Education (DOE),
State Department of Community
Affairs, (DCA) Private Industry
Council, (PIC) Job Training
Partnership Program, (JPTA) and
Department of Labor
representatives. In addition they
heard from Murphy, Tommie
Bevis, 6wner of Dockside Marina,
and Attorney for Mr. Bevis,
Michael P. Bruyere.
Hiram J. Spurlin (JPTA) said that
his agency was going to spend
about $30,000 on the program.
This would include boots, gloves
and equipment for those
applicants who were accepted
into training, he said, "I want to
stress that this training is not only
for young men but will be open to
older citizens and females as well.
However, all applicants will have
to qualify under JPTA guidelines
Continued on page 2
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for assurance that it would not
upset the city sewer system
saying, "if anything goes wrong
with the city sewer system
everybody in the city will suffer."
Millender assured the
commissioner, saying, "I will do
whatever is necessary. I havebeen
here all my life and I'll do mybest.
If there is a problem I will shut
down until the problem is solved."
He also said,"I'm going to be here
till I die." Commissioner Jim
Phillips said, "I have no problem
with this as long as they adhere to
DER guidelines." After making
note of the verbal assurances that
had been made by the principals,
Phillips made the motion to
approve the discharge of the waste
water into city sewer.
Millender said that if they could
get the approval in writing on
Tuesday morning the plant could
bein business in about two weeks.
He added that they would notuse
the well on the property butwould
use all city water. He said Tom
Mitchell of the Alligator Farm
north of the city was taking all of
the solid waste. The plant will
employ somewhere between 15
and 0 people. Householder said
that he would be monitoring and
he would take care of the city.
Millender invited anyone who
cared to come down to the plant
at any time to see the operation.
Millender is joined in this
operation by a partner Dan Ray
Metcalf of Panacea. Dennis
Houseman will be in charge of
installing the system.

At the County Commission
meeting 5 April 1993, Mr. Gene
Brown, representing Covington
Properties, appeared before the
Board to "...get straight on the
procedure.. "As a little
background, we filed this official
application in December of last
year. ...Through a process of
meetings with the county,
workshops, and Alan, the
attorneys, and all of the agencies,
I was under the impression that
the County wanted us to continue
meeting with them, with Alan
more or less as the County
representative and we did that...In
Tallahassee. I then presented a
detailed...proposed amendment
which was our (Covington)
suggestion, and had three
exhibits. I thought we were
following the same procedure (as
with) Mr. Mahr.... Then, I got a
letter with Alan saying that yes,
he was there...butNo, nothingad
been filedwiththecounty. Iwould
just like somebody to tell me who
we can deal with....and who I can
file this with. The other
thing...Covington would like to
know is what is the County's
position with regard to the
currently approved land uses
down there? Is the County's
position consistent with Mr.
Apgar's letter ...where he said he
di n't even consider anything
north of Leisure Lane. In other
words, the County has approved
through the PUD process 14 lots
on the Bay side and the dry
storage. But, when I got in the
meeting the other day, now that
part of this application has been
approved, we re going to do 76
lots on aerobic tanks, now
everybody wants to reimpose
advanced waste treatment. ...All
Continued on page 2

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From the left, Gene Brown, Barbara Sanders (holding a check for Bald Point Road
construction), Alan Pierce, and Jimmy Mosconis, all at the County Board meeting,
6 April 1993

In the Sikes Cut Matter: COVINGTON


SPage 2, *10 April 1993 *, The Franklin County Chronicle

Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th

School board, continued .

from page 1
(who is not here tonight, but since
he is not here, I will just say
this)...He sat on the Board, along
with Coach Wagoner...for six
years. And, Coach Wagoner never
offered a motion to limit the school
board members' travel to one trip
a year... So why would he offer a
motion to limit the school board
member's travel to one (trip) a
year? Well, I wondered about
that for several days. As I was
shaving that morning, it dawned
on me why the coach did that,
while I looked in the mirror, and I
could see those things..." Speed
then cited several sentences from
the School Board Policy book
which encouraged board
members to join professional
associations, adding other

by Jenny Connell
Boys Baseball
The Apalachicola Sharks haven't
had a really great season this year.
The first game of the season was
atWewahitchka where the Sharks
traveled to face the Gators on
Tuesday 2 March. The boys lost
the game 8-3.
The Sharks faced the Bristol
Bulldogs on Friday 5 March. The
Bulldogs wiped out the Sharks
with a 15.0 win. The Bulldog's
pitcher had a perfect game, not
giving any of the Sharks a single

The Sharks played better when
they traveled to Sneads on
Tuesday March. The Sharks had
a very good game but lost by two
points, Sharks 10, Pirates 12.
senior Reed Bloodworth was
three for four and Seniors, George
Davis and Joey Taranto were two
for four.
On Thursday 18 March the Snarks
traveled to Port St. Joe where they
faced the Sharks. The Port St. Joe
Sharks literally had shark for
supper on this day. Apalchicola
lost the game 1-12. The Sharks
only got one hit during the whole
On Friday 19 March Apalachicola
hosted their arch rivals, the
Carrabelle Panthers. The Sharks
won the game 18-8. Reed
Bloodworth was the winning
" -, pitcher for their Sharks, and the
Panthers hardly got any hits. The
Sharks were 1-4.
On Tuesday 23 March the Sharks
hosted theWewahitchka Gators.
The Sharks made ten errors during
the game which was evident in
the final score, Sharks 11, Wewa
17. Reed Bloodworth was three
for five. While Ricky Abercrombie
and Senior Joel Ward had two
On 25-26 March the Sharks
traveled to Port St. Joe for the Port
St. Joe Tournament. This is the
third meeting of the Sharks and
Wewahitchka. The final play of
the game was by Joel Ward in the
bottom of the seventh, when he
knocked Reed Bloodworth in for
the Sharks and brought the score
to 4-3. Bloodworth had two hits
and was the winning pitcher for
the game.
In the second game the Sharks
played Port St. oe. The Sharks
lost the game 0-4. The
Apalachicola Sharks, however,
placed second in St. Joe's
On Monday 29 March the Sharks
had a double header. First they
hosted Green County, Kentucky,
where the sharks played a hard
hitting game, but lost 12-10. Joey
Taranto went two for two while
Reed Bloodworth went three for
During the second game the
Sharks hosted North Hardin
Kentucky but North Hardin raced
passed the Sharks winning the
game 15-3.
Next for the Sharks is the
Tournament located in Quincy,
Florida. The Shark's record is
now 2-8.
Senior Joel Ward said, "We have
potential if we use it and we have
the chance to go all the way if we
all try harder and work a little
Senior Reed Bloodworth also
commented, "We're a young and
inexperienced team and we will
improve as the year goes on.
When the district tournament
comes around we will be right in
the thick of it."
Lady Sharks Softball
On Tuesday 2 March the Lady
Sharks traveled to Carrabelle
where they faced the Lady
Panthers. The Sharks played a
hard hitting game. The player of
the game was Gina Mallon who
caught five balls. Senior Jenny
Connell had one single three put
outs, and one RBI. Seventh Grader
Allison Elliot had one single and

provisions for the School
superintendent to include in his
budget provisions for board
travel. "It is just unheard of... for
school board members to limit
their travel and put it into their
He added, "...I want to know what
the research says about school
improvement. We're talking
about accountability. Blueprint
2000. And, with that, Mrs.
Chairman, I would like to offer a
motion that the school board
rescind the limitation on ...travel
by school board members..." The
Board paused momentarily. The
Speed motion died for lack of a

one RBI. Angela Carver had two
doubles and two RBIs. Pitcher
Christy Thompson had one
homerun with three RBIs. The
Sharks lost the game 9-10.
One Tuesday 9 March the Lady
Sharks traveled to Port St. Joe
where they faced the St. Joe Sharks
for a double-header. During the
first game the Sharks hit only three
pop flys, three hits and two home
runs. The player of the game was
shortstop Gina Mallon who had
one homerun, one walk, and five
RBIs. Fielder Gwin Wilson had
one homerun, one walk, and two
RBIs. The Lady Sharks lost the
game 8-10.
In the second game the Lady
Sharks hit better with only 6 pop
fl s, ten singles and two doubles.
The Sharks-had only nine errors
in this game. Shortstop Gina
Mallon got two singles and four
putouts. First baseman Angela
Bodiferd had two singles, and one
RBI. Second baseman Jenny
Connell had two singles and one
RBI. The Player of the Game was
Pitcher Christy Thompson with
one double and five putouts. The
other double was made by
Catcher Traci Leuimux. The
Sharks lost the game 9-11.
On Tuesday 16 March the Lady
Sharks traveled to Wewahitchka
where they faced the Lady Gators
for a double header. In the first
game the Sharks were not hitting
well, with only four hits with one
homerun. The Sharks made nine
errors. the Player of the Game
was Gina Mallon with one
homerun, one walk, and six
putouts. Jenny Connell had one
single and two walks. Christy
Thompson struck two people out
and had four putouts defensively.
The Sharks lost the game 1-11.
In the second game the Sharks
had a double play which began in
the outfield when Gwin Wilson
caught a fly ball then threw the
bal to second where Jenny
Connell tagged the runner out.
Beautiful. The Sharks were
walked nine times up at bat, had
seven pop flys, and 18 errors. They
were still having trouble hitting
this game. The Sharks lost 5-15.
On Thursday 18 March the
Apalachicola Lady Sharks hosted
the Carrabelle LadyPanthers. The
Player of the Game was Shelita
Green with seven putouts. Pitcher
Christy Thompson struck one
person out, had one single, one
homerun, two walks, one RBI, and
five putouts. Gina Mallon had
one single, one homerun, four
RBIs, and seven putouts. The
Sharks lost the game 13-15 in
overtime. The Sharks hit better
this game having nine hits and
two homeruns. The Lady Sharks
made twelve errors and hit eight
pop flys.
On Saturday 20 March the Sharks
traveled to Quincy, Florida where
they played in the 1993 Coca Cola
Classic Softball Tournament
where they played three hard
hitting games. In the first game
the Sharks played the
Chatahochee Yellowjackets. The
Player of the Game was Christy
Thompson who had one single,
one RBI, and seven putouts.
During this game the Lady Sharks
were not hitting, plus, due to
injury, Kim Hollenbeck was taken
out of the game. The Sharks only
had two hits, two popflys, and
fourteen .errors. The Sharks lost
the game 2-20.
In the second game the Sharks
played Robert F. Munroe High
School. The Player of the Game

Welding, con
page 1
for acceptance into the program.
Spurlin also said that there was
about $100,000 invested in the
program including the cost of the
Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority (CPAA) members
voted to send a letter by FAX -
machine to Tom Beck, of Florida
Department of Community
Affairs, on a request made by
Carrabelle Area Chamber
President Mike Murphy. DCA
approval was granted for a time
period of up to twelve
months.Bevis said that he was
trying to hire eight or so workers
and he believed that this program
would train people who could
work at his shop. There is no

was Shelita Green who had two
singles, one double, and one RBI.
In the third game the Sharks
played Liberty County. The
Sharks had twelve singles and pop
fls, one double, and eleven errors.
Te Player of the Game was
Shelita Green who was four for
four and had three putouts. The
Sharks lost the game 4-8.
On Thursday 25 March the Lady
Sharks played Bristol (the Liberty
County Lady Bulldogs) in a
double header. The Sharks had
only five errors, hit four singles,
and thirteen pop flys.
In the second game the Sharks
lost 7-17. The Player of the Game
was Angela Bodiferd with one
double, one triple, two RBIs, and
three putouts. Gina Mallon had
two singles and eight putouts.
Christy Thompson had one
homerun, struck one person out,
four RBIs, and four putouts. The
Sharks had only three singles,
thirteen errors, and ten pop fys.
On Tuesday 20 March the Sharks
hosted the Port St. Joe Sharks for
another double header. In the
first game the Lady Sharks killed
St. Joe with the ten run rule in the
fifth inning. The Sharks won 11-1.
In the second game the Sharks
lost, 5-7. Gina Mallon, Kim
Hollenbeck, and Shelita Green all
had a double play together.
Angela Bodiferd had one single
and six putouts. Jenny Connell
had two singles, one RBI, and
three putouts. Christy Thompson
had one homerun, two RBIs, and
five putouts. Shelita Green had
two singles and five putouts. The
Player of the Game was Kim
Hollebeck with two single and
six putouts.
Coach McMahon said, "The Lady
Sharks are now starting to play to
their potential."

Captain Gina Mallon said, "This
year's team is probably the best
team I've played with since I've
been here. We have a lot of
potential and I think we're going
to take it all the way in the District
Tournament to number one!"
The Lady Shark's next game is
Wednesday 14April atRutherford
at 5 p.m.
Covington, continued from
page 1
the agencies want to argue that
the marina has been disallowed,
and you can't do anything but
one acre lots north of LeisureLane,
and this gets to be a very difficult
situation to negotiate in a vacuum.
If that's the county's position,
Covington would like to know
that. If, on the other hand, those
lots and the dry storage are
approved...then I would like the
County to tell us that so that next
time I meet with these agencies,
we can say this has been
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The Board of Directors of the St.
George Plantation Owners'
Association met for about four
hours Saturday 3 April 1993,
covering a variety of issues
including approval of a cable TV
contract, homeowner building
maintenance, security, a proposed
change in the annual meeting date
and the Ben Johnson agreement.
Board members present were:
John Cullen, President; Jim
Bachrack, Helen Spohrer, Richard
Plessinger, Pam Amato and Gayle
Dodds. Absent: Lori Rodrique.
Cable Television
The Association contract with
Pine View Cable, Inc. of Valdosta,
Georgia, was signed. Charles
Sumner of Pine View answered
questions frommembersand said
that cable service would be
available as soon as practicable
but certainly within six months.
Pine View must obtain a Franklin
County non-exclusive franchise
first. Pine View is located at Post
Office Box5208, Valdosta, Georgia
31603-5208, telephone 800-248-
5339. Chairperson Pete Amato
and others on the CATV
committee were praised for their
work in making arrangements for
the cable contract which includes
a "special" early hookup rate and
a standard tier of channels.
Sonic Booms
A new "committee" of sonic
booms has been informally

Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) that the Franklin
County Commission could
"consider plans" for the Herron
and Covington Properties areas
near the Sikes Cut on St. George
Island without full DRI or full
agency review. He did advise the
County Planner, Alan Pierce, that
the Board should advertise any
future hearing to consider again
any actions on land use near the
Cut. As of his last conversation
with the County Planner, the
Board did not have a complete
plan or application from
ovington or Herron to consider.
Mr. Brown said Covington is
going to file another amendment
applicable to the 20 acres and
request a public hearing. Ms.
Barbara Sanders, attorney for the
Plantation Homeowners'
Association kept wondering why
not file a new application, as a
tenth amendment? Brown
responded that he did not want to
"go back and start all over again."
She responded, "...Are you saying
you get the benefit of the 9th
Amendment's finding that there
is not a substantial deviation
regardless of what you want to
do?" Chairman Braxton
interrupted, and Ms. Sanders
responded "Please let him answer
this question." Brown answered,
"I didn't come down here today
to be cross-examined by Ms.
Sanders..." She responded with
"Ahhhh Ha!! That's what I
thought.'* Braxton urged Mr.
Brown to go ahead and file his
documents and "we will deal with
it." Mr. Pearce reminded all the
parties that all the agencies
involved will be asked to respond
to whatever proposals are filed.

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Approved a variance on setback
lines on a lot located at Lots 16,17,
Block 52 (9) Kelley's Plat with
condition that existing building
cannot be lived in.
On a letter from Ellen Joyce,
presented by Rene Topping, as
agent, on Lots 14 & 15 Block 27 (2)
Kelleys Plat, where lots were
changed from commercial to R1
at time of comprehensive plan,
commissioners tabled till next
meeting to see if Ms. Joyce wishes
to put in a formal request and is
willing to contact all neighbors in
the same block to see if they wish
to have commercial zoning.
Approved a request from Ginger
Martinez for special exception on
Lots 3,4,13, and 14, Block 231 (60)

established, led by Pete Amat6.
He asked that all members start
maintaining detailed logs of sonic
booms, when encountered on the
island, listing dates, times, and
general descriptions such as the
degree of noise or other visible
repercussion when the boom
occurred. These data will be
gathered at a future date for
correlation and reporting to the
appropriate authorities with a
view of obtaining a reduction in
Security head Bob Shriver
reminded home owners to
provide the house numbers as
well as the street name when
requesting emergency help such
as a First Responder call within
the Plantation. There appears to
be some confusion when only the
street names are given in an
emergency call. A plan to change
some street names was discussed
with the warning by Alice Collins
that any changes should be
coordinated with what's officially
filed in the plats recorded at the
County Commission. Ben
Johnson added that
neighborhoods should be

Keough's second addition to
establish a day care center.
Disapproved a request from Libby
Richardson to transfer a $65 meter
installation from one location to
Approved closing of Avenue B
South in front of City Hall for the
Waterfront Festival.
Had open discussion on
construction of a bulkhead on
Carrabelle River along the 60 foot
Terminus of Ave. B South
commonly known as the City
Dock. Dock is at present leased to
the Miss Carrabelle at a dockage
fee of $400 for the next two years.
No action was taken.

included in any revisions so
consensus could be achieved first
at the local level. Bob Shiver is to
coordinate such revisions in the
future. Mr. Shiver also reported
that some complaints have been
received about renters and guests
"dune jumping" or walking across
dunes instead of using the
Susan Gunn reported that about
$53,000 was still due from
Plantation lot and homeowners
for 1993 dues. Legal collection
begins after 30 April but she
advised that finance charges have
been added to overdue bills since
28 February. Second notices have
been sent out as of 1 April. She
also announced that the Board
members and herself have now
been bonded up to $100,000.
Architectural Control
Tom Outlaw informed the Board
that the last ACC rewrite meeting
will be held 24 April 1993 at the
Continued on page 5


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continued from page 1

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Vol.2, No.7

10 April 1993

Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Columnists Anne James Estes
(Sports) Lucille Graham
(Sports) Jenny Connell
(Captain Ernie)............Ernie Rehder, Ph.D.
Contributors.............................Jack McDonald
........Rene Topping
........Brian Goercke
Survey Research Unit...............Tom W. Hoffer, Ph.D.
........Eric Steinkuehler, M.S.
Music Critic Jennifer N. Hammon
Sales Staff...................Pat Morrison, Apalachicola -
Eastpoint (927-2432); Ann Abbott, St. George
Island (927-2406); John McDonald,
Carrabelle-Lanark (697-2782); Tom Hoffer,
Tallahassee (904-385-4003 or 927-2186)
Production Kathryn Seitz
Computer systems and
Advertising Design................Eric Steinkuehler
Proofreader Leslie Turner
Video production David Creamer
Citizen's Advisory Group
George Chapel Apalachicola
Grace and Carlton Wathen..........Carrebelle
Rene Topping...... Carrabelle
Mary and John McDonald............Lanark Village
Mary Lou Short St. George Island
Susan and Mike Cates................St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung.............Eastpoint
Eugenia and Bedford Watkins.....Eastpoint

All contents Copyright 1993
Franklin County Chronicle, Inc.

Captain Ernie's
Saltwater Tips
by Ernie Rehder
Fishing the Beaches in a Small
Boat (if)
We were saying in the last column
that few anglers ply the waters
out from the surf in small boats. It
may be difficult to launch and
you need a calm Gulf. Fishing
there may be unproductive: the
flat, sandy bottom beyond the surf
area where the coquina and the
sand flea play is relatively sterile.
You may drift for hours catching
only sail cats or hooking
something your boat cannot
accommodate-like a big shark!
But there are times of the year
when fishing off the bar can be
terrific. In May and June there are
often clouds of tiny baitfish out
there which attract an impressive
variety of surface feeders, like
blues, mackerel, blue runners and
jack crevalle. Cut bait and
artificial work well. Trolling with
a spoon canbe effective, especially
for mackerel.

Look for promising signs. Diving
birds, dolphin and surface
commotion of feeding species are
all positive indicators. Go where
the action is. You may want to
drop anchor whenyou find a good
spot, or mark it with a buoy and
drift over the productive area.
Bottom feeders may be attracted
to the fray. Sand trout (the ones
without spots) and mottled
whiting seem to congregate under
areas where the surface species
are chewing up the bait. Drop a
piece of cut bait to the bottom,
and you may catch trout and
whiting until exhaustion sets in.
Bottom contour is a factor in
locatinghot spots. Checkthechart
for places off the beach with
irregular bottoms, drop-offs and
tongues of deeper water that
approach the shore line. Two such
spots I know of are in the vicinity
of the first bathing pavilion in the
park and the beach area directly
out from the causeway road to St.
George Island. These locations
are also populated by sunbathers
who may help you carry the boat
over the burning sands.

by Anne James Estes

Remember ApalachicolaatEaster
time during my childhood. For
one thing, observance of the
Lenten season had ended. My
mother, Ms. Annie James, always
insisted on meatless Fridays, also
paying attention to other Feast
Days, Fast Days and Holy Days of
obligation, attending the Rosary
and Stations of the Cross on Friday
nights, confession every Saturday,
and Mass each and every Sunday.
However, once in a while my
excuse for illness worked, but not
without the usual dosage of Dr. J.
S. Murrow's, "black pills", and
castor oil, another standby. On
Saturday, the day before Easter,
Ms. Annie would tell me to set
out the coffee cups, small, wide
mouthed jars and tin cans, vinegar
and dye. She would then have me
fill the largest cooking pot with
water for the purpose of boiling
eggs. I also had to keep the stove
full of wood, in order to maintain
the seething stage of water for at
least two or three boiling
necessary for the large number of
eggs to be prepared for the
coloring process. Ms. Annie
would always purchase white
eggs, our own hens producing
thebrown variety, as she said they
would sustain and maintain the
colors easier for longer period of
time. I do remember three of the
prettiest colors of beige, brown
and purple came from the skins
of onion wrapped around the egg
and immersed in the hot vinegar
and dye mixture for a period of
five to ten minutes, depending
upon the shade of color you
desired. When Easter Sunday
morning dawned, my youngest
brother Jimmy James and I would
be up, to see which of us had the
largest Easter basket and number
of eggs, candy, chocolate and
mars allow bunny's and jelly
beans. Alas, they were always the
same, with the exception of the
color of eggs. My Easter basket
always contained the light

by the Publisher
Digital Imaging,
We told the readership in advance
that the second issue of March
would be late, due in part to the
timing of the 26th, a Friday-
when our paper "goes to bed"-
and Hoffer s attendance at a
digital imaging conference at the
University of Wisconsin in
Madison. As I was walking on
campus amid slush and falling
snow, slipping 12 times but not
yet landing on my behind, in just
above freezing temperatures, I
thought to myself, "What the hell
am I doing here, in this mess?"
Once inside, thawed out, and
seated with tape recorder and note
pad at the ready, the meeting
began to a "sellout" crowd of
photographers, and editors, the
assembled multitude of 65+
attendees were presented the
menu of new technology for
electronic photography from
picture-taking through computer
output, and in our interest area,
screened photographs. The
conference was geared to very
high quality, four color processes
synchronized to the needs of TIME

f.brightly colored eggs, such as
pink, light blue, pale green and
yellow, Ms. Annie maintaining
these were "Little Girl" colors,
complete with ribbons and moss
which we gathered from the many
oak trees which grew in numerous
locations in Apalachicola.
Jimmy's basket would have the
darker colored eggs, dark red,
orange, purple, etc.,butno ribbons
only moss, eggs and candy. Next,
we would always check my dad,
Captain Manuel James' shoes, and
for a long while we wondered
why the Easter Bunny laid one
egg in his right shoe. Ms Annie
would tell us this was the Easter
Bunny's way of informing the
head of the household he wasn't
forgotten. Later, when I married,
I carried on with this small, but
endearing tradition. Preparing
for Easter Sunday Mass was the
big highlight, as we donned our
new Easter clothes under-
garmets, socks and shoes, mine
complete with my new Easter
Bonnet, as at that time, the hats
warn were a must, and believe
me, some of those hats were
dazzling, some with small veils,
large veils, jewelry ornaments,
large and small. I can also
remember thinking, when I grow
up, I'm going to wear hats just
like the ones in church. My new
Easter shoes were always white
patent leather, which I greatly
admired, but disliked to wear.
During school days, I would put
my socks and shoes on, walk
around the corner of Ms. Demo
George's house, take themoff and
hide tem under the short cedar
trees or in the palm trees. Almost
all the neighborhood children
went barefooted, but there were a
few that always wore shoes.
Depending upon the weather, we
would either eat Easter dinner at
home, or sometimes we would
getonCaptainManuels' boat, "the
Alponsi' and go to one of the
many small, andsome not so small
islands. If we stayed home, we
hunted eggs in the yard, if not, we
hid the eggs in and around sand
dunes, small logs and large sea
shells on the island of choice for
that day.
At the end of the day, we
would once again wish eachother
Happy Easter then return home
to prepare for living another day
in what I shall always remember
as being among the happiest of
my life.

magazine covers, but there was
still a lot to learn from the
standpointof a countynewspaper.
Right off, we will tell you that
four-color printing is not in our
immediate futurebut we routinely
shoot and print every picture in
color for archival purposes. But,
digital imaging is in our
immediate future and we now
have the recipe for integrating this
new technology after the
hardware and software are
acquired. We will still shoot stills,
but increasingly our videotape
system, a Super VHS unit at over
400 lines of resolution, will furnish
frames for computer
enhancement, and production of
screened, ready-for-press pictures
all done "in house." We will then
drop all screening charges for ads,
and standby for massive cost
reductions in page makeup and
probably typesetting. The latter
will be enhanced with scanning
equipment, which will also be
compatible with still photo needs
using conventional color
negatives and transparencies.
Our computer equipmentis being
"serviced" now with a substantial
increase in Random Access
Memory (RAM) in order to
process graphic data. Of course,
all of these improvements will cost
dollars but this is an investment
for the future of the newspaper.


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Editorial and


A Salute to Volunteers

The annual donor-volunteer appreciation day held at the Carrabelle
Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday, 30 March, marked once again
the role and importance of volunteers in Franklin County, and glue
that holds this county together, Jim Drakes' remarks, saluting the
efforts of donors and volunteers, are published in the news feature
printed on page one, for which all Franklin communities may be
justly proud. These donors and volunteers can never be thanked
enough, and their tasks continue... Sound the trumpets and march
proudly stalwart citizens, for another job well done!!


Mr. Willie Speed raised an important issue last meeting at the
Franklin County School Board meeting on 1 April. He complained
about the Board's earlier vote to linumit trave expenses by board
members out-of-county to one trip per year. There was dearly a
suggestion that all of this might have been orchestrated by some
sort of underlying racial discrimination but it appeared to this
observer that Mr. Speed was cleverly using just about any argument
which would leverage the change he sought-to rescind the policy
of limiting paid travel by board-members to one trip per year. We
think the Board should have listened more carefully to hisadditional
rationale about Blueprint 2000. In a news article elsewhere in this
issue, Mr. Speed's statements also point to the importance of Board
members obtaining experience and expertise in the Blueprint 2000
planning which is going to involve them in a very complicated
matrix of rules, reporting and data before very long. In the initial
arguments for limit on Board member's travel expense claims, the
budget situation was an important criterion conditioning their
vote. Clearly, there are other areas which could be sacrificed in
times of dire economic need. But, cutting off opportunities for
professional development in a school board situation, in which
both the incumbents and newcomers could dearly benefit from
more training in Blueprint 2000 and related ones is a foolish and
misplaced sense of economy. If the Board should fail to deliver on
its responsibilities, perhaps through the lack of training in the
complicated Blueprint 2000 program in which they will clearly be
held accountable to the StateBoard of Education and the electorate,
and they do not recognize these growing responsibilities, then we
are all in for some troublesome competency problems in the years
ahead. Currently being discussed, (and traveling to hear discussion
at the level of the Governor and Cabinet, open to any citizen) are
provisions for oversight of school board actions, or omissions, in
the Blueprint 2000 program, should therebeshortfallsinresponsible
activity, including a complete takeover of board decision-making
some discussion has been heard about the new advisory councils,
and suggestions that these councils would eventually review and
approve certain budgetary decisions, by-passing school board
action. As a last resort, the State tould reserve the power to
completely disestablish the school district in such instances where
the goals of Blueprint 2000 are unfulfilled or unsatisfactorily
addressed. In the middle of this mix remains the school board.
Given the future needs of this school district, and in particular
addressing the sorry results of Franklin County competency exams
recently identified in the fall and winter season (published in this
newspaper in earlier editions) it would appear that Mr. Speed's
complaints and advice should be acted upon, and soon.

We hope our advertisers will join
us in helping make these
improvements by staying with us
and exploiting the new
technology. One obvious change
will be the appearance of far more
pictorial matter in the Chronicle.
Well, these are the plans at least.
Now we must translate this into
Murphy's Law
Last issue we got the dates at the
top of the internal pages all wrong
and we assure the readership that
we do know that February is
history. All of us were asleep at
the switch on that one and the
aquaculture story, which was
disembodied and rearranged in
the continuation from page one to
page two. The misspelled word
"forth" instead of "fourth" glared
back at us while teeth were
gnashed to the roots. Oh Leslie,
where were you? Then we put
Rose McCoy as head of the St.
George Island Civic Club when it
should have read Rose Drye.
Perhaps both ladies will forgive
us. Well, Leslie was "off" on
spring break so we cannot blame
her. Byrepeatingtheseerrorsnow,
perhaps this confession will bring
us closer to the "perfect issue."
(We are not holding our breath).
As Rene consoled us, "These
things happen in the newspaper
Reporters wanted
We are looking for additional
reporters who have an interest in
civic affairs and government, for
the Carrabelle, Apalachicola, and
Alligator Point areas. Please call
us at 904-385-4003 leaving name
and phone number. We know
there are a number of very
experienced persons in the Lanark
Village area if we could only coax
them to "come back" to their
profession on a part time basis.
PatMorrison joins the Chronicle
Justasweweregettingup to speed
toward servicing the advertising
needsof the west endofthecounty
through the new sales rep, Mrs.
Pat Morrison, we are informed
that a medical problem may
shorten Pat's services in the next
few weeks. No life-threatening
emergency buta matter of concern
nevertheless. Pat's husband
Randy has a serious knee problem
which may require surgery and
Pat will be doing special duty in
the convalescence period. We
hope she may remain with us.
Vending Racks going into Place
The six racks taking 25 coins are
going into place with the issue of

26 March 1993; a little late but at
these locations: ..
Post Office
Post Office
Blue Store
Post Office/Chillas Hall
Bulk mailing will be discontinued
at Lanark Village, and
considerably reduced at St.
George Island and Eastpoint with
this issue, 10 April 1993. Further
bulk mailing reductions will be
made in the next few weeks.
Bulk mailing expansion for out-
of-county audiences
Our survey unit is slowly defining
out-of-county bulk mailing
audiences based on tax records
and private association mailing
lists, cross-checked with voting
records and property owners
(who pay taxes in Franklin) to
avoid duplication, and
confirmation of property holding
status. A surprising number of
these owners, who already have a
vested interesting Franklin County
by virtue of their tax paying status,
are really concentrated in the
Southern Georgia, northern
Florida, southern Alabama,
Louisiana area. We are talking
about an additional 3000
addressees who are quite likely to
visit Franklin County in the next
year, shop its stores, buy
souvenirs, meals, and overnight
accommodations and some of
whom will be building homes in
this area.
We are developing special studies
of samples from this universe
which will be shared with our
advertisers in the near future.
A Salute to Judy
She has put up with our inability
to understand that bulk mailing
processes of the U.S. Postal
Service, but Judy Stokowski, the
Postmaster at Apalachicola,
deserves applause for ten
minutes. She has untiringly, and
with the patience of Job, tried to
inculcate, to this publisher, the
fundamentals about mailing
things in bulk, with some
moderate successes, but leftover
frustrations. She is a treat to deal
with, and very congenial despite
the problems on our end. She
deserves your support because
she is a great postmaster for


Page 4, 10 April 1993 *, The Franklin County Chronicle

Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th

Student Performance
Students successfully compete at the highest
levels nationally and internationally and are
prepared to make well-reasoned, thoughtful,
and healthy lifelong decisions.

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Blueprint 2000. A System of School Improvement and Accountability, was approved by
the State Board of Education on October 6,1992, as the educational policy of Florida. This
system establishes high standards for schools and students. However, current measures
or instruments cannot validly assess school or student performance on these high
standards. Until assessment devices are developed, existing data will be used to determine
whether a school Is making adequate progress toward achieving the seven education goals
established by the Florida Legislature. These criteria are transitional In nature, and must
not be confused with the very high standards contained in Blueprint 2000.
In keeping with the philosophy of Blueprint 2000, the Commission believes that schools
and school boards, through the active involvement of parents, students, staff, and
community representatives on school advisory councils, are the best judges of the progress
being made toward the goals. At the same Ume, the Commission realizes that any system
must satisfy the state's responsibility for public education. The dilemma Is how to balance
these Interests while awaiting full implementation of Blueprint 2000.
Several of the standards and outcomes In Blueprint 2000 (Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 5, Goal 6,
Goal 7) call for the development of agreements between schools and other government and
private agencies within the community, such as HRS, law enforcement, public libraries,
environmental protection, medical practitioners, or volunteer organizations. Before
schools can be measured as to their progress in developing and implementing such
agreements, it is essential that local school boards establish protocols with the local
agencies that will facilitate the development of such agreements at the school level.
Therefore, the State Board of Education directs each Florida school board to develop with
appropriate government and community agencies such protocols that will permit the
creation of such agreements at the school level no later than the beginning of the
1994-1995 school year.
The following section describes the transition system for assessment to Implement
Blueprint2000 from the 1993-94 school year through the 1995-96 school year. The system
Is designed to ensure adequate monitoring at the state level so that meaningful improvement
activities are undertaken. At the same time it is based on principles of decentralization and
giving maximum latitude and responsibility to schools and local school boards. Assessment
allows the public to determine how much improvement has taken place. and thus must be
an Integral part of school Improvement planning. Schools, districts, and taxpayers must
have access to data In order to make appropriate decisions for the benefit of their students.
The relation of the state role to the loc6l role can be summarized In the Russian proverb
"Trust, but verify."
The assessment Indicators are first described by goal area and then summarized in a matrix.
These data elements will be used by schools and school advisory councils In conducting
their needs assessments. Based on the needs assessments, school improvement plans will
be developed and monitored during the transition period. These key data elements must
be included In the school's public report beginning In the fall of 1994.
The school reports will be public reports of the progress of schools on their school
Improvement plans. In the school report, each key data element will be reported by school,
district, and state level. The first school reports will be released by December 15, 1994, and
will Include all key data elements available at that time. The key data elements will be
:'--djsa'ggr'egated and reported by racebrid gender. Gender populations are male and female.
Racial/ethnic subpopulations are White Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Hispanic,
Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. These common data elements
will enable statewide summary reporting of Florida's progress in the seven education goals.
The Blueprint 2000 legislation encourages schools to develop their own activities,
assessments, and adequate progress definitions. In each goal area, schools will* use a
variety of data for their needs assessment. Nojhing in the transition system should be
Interpreted to prevent schools from going beyond the transition requirements and developing
their own creative school Improvement activities and processes.

Published twice monthly on the lOth and 26th

High School Revise Revision 2
Competency Test x x x
District Norm- x District
Referenced Test x x x Option
Performance Standard Develop Implement x
Florida Writing Revise
Assessment x x x
Portfolio Develop Pilot,
Plan Procedures Train Implement x

All statistical data will be disaggregated and reported by gender and race/ethnic group. The
first school reports will be released by December 15, 1994, and will Include all key data
elements available at that time. The clear communication of data on school reports will be
subject to oversight provisions.

Learning Environment
School boards provide a leaming environment
conducive to teaching and leaming that includes
sequential instruction in mathematics, science,
reading, writing, and the social sciences a - -- I
appropriate educational materials, equipment,
and pupil teacher ratio.

(NOTE: The Commission has recommended revising this
goal statement at follows: School boards provide a learning
environment conducive to teaching and leaming.)


School Safety and Environment
-Cornmunities- provide an environment -
that is drug-free and protects students'
health, safety and civil rights.


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At last Thiirsday's'School Board meeting, 1 April 1993, the Board
approved a proposed 1993 Summer School Plan, as follows:
Length of School Week ........... Four Day Week (Monday-Thursday)
for students and teachers.
First Day June 7,1993 (Students and Teachers)
1st Semester Ends June 21,1993 (Schools will be closed
July 5, 1993)
Last Day for High School ....... July 7,1993
Length of Student Day ........... 6 hours 40 minutes
Daily Schedule Start 8:00 a.m., 30 minutes for lunch,
and dismissed at 3:10 p.m.

Number of Days High School-18 days
Total Instructional Time ......... High School-120 hours
Teacher Work Day 7 hours and 15 minutes
Salaries Based on the 1992-93 Schedule
Transportation Bus from Eastpoint to Carrabelle (if
participation warrants)
Principals will plan staffs and schedules for their respective schools
based upon student projectiops. There will be no preplanning nor
post-planning days scheduled.
Summer, school schedules are intended for makeups, or extra
credit, 'and normally consist of a one course load under these
accelerated schedules. Mikel Clark, Director of Schools and assistant
surrintendent classes are being planned for secondary grades
or y.

Collaboration is the key to successful Implementation of this goal, which requires that
communities provide a safe environment. Schools should take special interest in the over-
and under-representation of minorities In certain programs (e.g., over-represented In
emotionally handicapped programs and under-represented In gifted programs).
All statistical data will be disaggregated and reported by gender and race/ethnic group. The
first schoorreports will be released by December 15, 1994, and will include all key data
elements available at that time. The clear communication of data on school reports will
be subject to oversight provisions.

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The assessment of Goal 1 should be considered In three phases.
In Phase 1, schools and districts will be expected to develop collaborative agreements with
agencies within the community, such as H.R.S., other governmental agencies, public
libraries, and medical practitioners, whereby the needed services can be provided. The
existence or non-existence of the collaborative agreements will be reported.
In Phase 11, data elements will be defined and Implemented which will be used to report the
number and percent of students who are actually receiving various supportive medical,
psychological, and social services.
In Phase 111, Information will be collected to detirmine whether students are being successful
In school as a result of being better prepared for school experiences.
All statistical data will be disaggregated and reported by gender and race/ethnic group. The
first school reports will be released by December 15, 1994, and will Include all key data
elements available at that Ume. The clear communication of data on school reports wIll be
subject to oversight provisions.

Adult Literacy
jAdult Floridians are literate and have the knowledge
and skills needed to compete in a 9"lobal economy and
exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.


Goal 7 requires a definition of adult literacy at a much higher level than the national norm.
Given Florida's unique demographics, this goal takes on greater significance if our citizens
are Indeed going to compete in a global economy. For this reason, the Commission has
set the adult literacy standard as being equal to the student performance standards. The
Blueprint 2000 Student Assessment System under development for Goal 3 will also be
utilized for adult education.


Contracts were renewed for the 1993-94 school yearfor the following
personnel, with titles designated as follows:

Mrs. Shearor Fay Burton, Supervisor of Food Service and Special
Mr. Mikel Clark, Director of Schools*
Mrs. Janis Gordon, Principal
Mrs. Rose E. McCoy, Director of Curriculum
Mr. Conrad Meyer, Supervisor of Transportation and Maintenance
Mr. John Rieman, Director of Financial Services
Designated as Assistant Supeiintendent

The a appointment were made official,-4t'the lastFranklin Cou ty,
SchJBoard meeting, 1 April 1993.

Graduation Rate and Readiness for
Postsecondary Education and Employment
Students graduate and are prepared to enter the
workforce and postsecondary education. IT ,

The primary means of assessing the accomplishment of this goal will lie In monitoring
student graduation and achievement of the performance measures. Until full
performance-based measures for the standards identified in Goal 3 are in place, existing
measures will be used to help assess goal accomplishment.

Local Advisory Boards

Ms. Rose McCoy announced at the 1 April, 1993 school board
meeting thatmernbers from each of the school advisoryconm-iittees
would report to the Franklin County School Board at their 6 May
meeting. The report will outline the work of the respective
boards, representing each of the four schools in the county
(ApalachicolaHi h. Carrabelle, Brownand Chapman Elementary)
onBlueprint2o. Committees havebeen meeting since February
1993 on these plans. i

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Goal 3 requires an assessment system that can be partially implemented immediately and
that will allow for a transition to the Blueprint 2000 Student Assessment System. In moving
through the transition:
0 Assessment methods must be developed and implemented for those performance
standards and outcomes that cannot be assessed using existing methods.
a A new version of the High School Competency Test will be developed to begin to reflect
the Blueprint 2000 performance standards.
0 The Florida Writing Assessment will continue to be developed and implemented.
0 Norm-referenced test (NRT) requirements in grades 4, 8, and 10, Including the Grade
Ten Assessment Test (GTAT), will be continued, at least until the Blueprint 2000
Assessment System Is fully implemented.

Projected TImellnes for Implementation of Student Assessment

Year 2


Year 1

Year 3

Year 4


The Chronicle is also proud to
note that Mrs, Graham also writes
a sports column for this
newspaper. The Teacher of the
Year for Franklin County is
Victoria Fuentes, and the
presentation of the $500 check by
the North Florida Credit Union
almost took her breath away, a
genuine surprise. The runner-up
Teachers of theYear from the oth&
schools each received a $100
savings bond from the credit


A meeting of the Franklin County
Adult School Advisory Council
(ASAC) will be held in the
conference room of the Franklin
County Jail on Wednesday, April
21, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
This meeting. and all ASAC
meetings are open to the public.
All interested persons are
encouraged to attend. For
additional information, contact
Fay Burton at (904) 653-8831.

Schools are encouraged to review existing research on effective schools in order to develop

Readiness to Start School

The importance of collaboration and articulation between the state, postsecondary
Institutions, districts, and schools cannot be overemphasized in this goal. To ensure the
success of Blueprint 2000, particularly Goal 6, the Commission has made recommenda.
tions related to postsecondary articulation. These systems are interdependent as custom-
ers and suppliers, and must commit to working together.


Along with much deserved
reco tion throughout the
Frant'iin County community,
teachers of the year at various
county schools received an
additional bonus from the North
Mr. C.T. Ponder, Superintendent
of Franklin County Schools,
announced the Teachers of the
Year at the following schools:
Carrabelle Hi h
Mrs. Lucille &aham
Brown Elementary.

.Chapman Elementary:
Ms. Bertha Stanley
Aqalachicola High.
S. Victoria Fuentes

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Donor-Volunteer PGM, continued from page 1
"...Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that
ever has..."
Margaret Mead
Following Mr. Drake's address were the formal recognition and
awards. Aplaque was presented toAllen Roberts, "For Outstanding
service to the Elderly, presented by Jim Drake. The Distinguished
ServiceAward was presented to Mr. Jim Drake. The 1993 Community
Service Award was presented to Mr. Jim Brown. A few remarks
were made in recognition of Mr. Ken Cope, to whom the entire
program was dedicated. The program read, in part, "...His
cheerfulness, intelligence, and willing hands gave so much to all of
us during his ten years of service on the Board."
Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
City of Carrabelle
City of Apalachicola
Marie Gray
Women's Auxiliary of Trinity Episcopal Church
Rosemary Moore
Women's Christian Fellowship Circle
First Baptist Church of Carrabelle
First Assembly of God Church
American Legion Auxiliary Post 82
Belltone Hearing Aid
Community Church
Knights of Columbus
Panhandle Players
Philaco Women's Club
Mamie Robinson
Yaupon Garden Club
Sons of American Legion Post 82
Carrabelle United Methodist Church

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Lillie Mae Croom Richard Macy
Tessie Crosby Hilda Marlar
Jamie Crum Tootsie Landrum
Ronald Crum Anne Lindsey
Elizabeth Cook Ginger Martinez
Ken Cope Eunice Marty
Rose Cope Sarah Marxsen
Brenda Coulter Nell Massey
Joe Coutu Betty Mason
Monique Curtis Donnie Mathis
Mary Ellen Daniels Evelyn Mays
Dorothy Davis John Mays
Mary Davis Charlie McElhatten
Mary DeWade Isabelle McINtosh
Claire Dews Marion Meacham
Hampton Dews Charles Miller
Jennifer Doswell Mary Miller
Paulette Downs Mike Mock
Jean Dunnigan Parson Moore
George Dunnigan Lilas Mudi
Eunice Dykes Joyce Murphy
Marion Eckstein Irene Murray
Dorothy Fish Mike Murphy
Bud Flowers Claudean Patmore
Hope Flowers Fran Peterson
Bob Franklin Marilyn Pilkenton
Edith Greene Ann Pille
Florence Green Andrew Polk
Gerald Greene C.T. Ponder
Sister Shelia Griffin Evelyn Pope
Michael Gurdy Jim Portwood
Earl Hall Alice Powell
Marjorie Hall Elmer Powell
Robin Hall Hagar Price
Don Hamann Mike Pridgeon
Ethelyn Hamann Bill Purser
Mae Hanson Marion Purser
James Harris Bevin Putnal
Betty Harrison Julia Mae Putnal
Willie Henry Bonnie Rich
Mary Hill Odell Rickards
Elton Hill Peggy Rickards
Art Holfield Mary Ritter
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Saturday, 3 April, in front of
hundreds of contributors,
candidates for the 1993 Crown
paraded themselves, dressed in
the most feminine of apparel and
wigs, as they competed for the
1993 "Bunny competition" amid
hoots, cheers, tears and laughter
at Harry A's, a St. George Island
tavern. The point was to raise
money for the Friends of the
Reserve Scholarship Fund, and
about $1000 was raised from
contributions and gate receipts.
The 1993 winner of the
competition was Chris Tucker, a
builderin real life, buta handsome
"Bunny" in the competition.
Second Place winner was Charles
Spicer r., associated with the
coastline Shopper, and 3rd place
was taken by Willie Irvine, an
electrician. The program started
with Mike Cates, taking "her
throne" (a commode) amid the
musical cues and announcements
b Tony Baragona, Master of
After nearly two hours, and three
costume changes by each
candidate, the panel of judges
narrowed the competition to three
finalists, and then the winner. In
between the strolls down from
the stairway into the courtyard of
the tavern to the assembled
multitudes howling with
laughter, each candidate was
escorted by a counterpart "male",
young lady dressed m masculine
attire. Baragona's musical
accompaniment was reminiscent
of a "brass rail" establishment
mixed with just the right amount
of sleaze, smoke and debris, and
the funny musical punctuations
synchronized with swiveling hips
and bare legs. Each step brought
more laughs and guffaws, and
when the faked atomical
structures taking the shape of
mammary glands started to
droop, the house went wild. All
for a good cause...
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included: TerryAdamick, Woody
Miley (a very stylish dress), Lee
Edrmiston (an interesting lady
with a mustache), Rocky Nelson
(works for Seminal Trusses, no
pun intended), Bryan Blackburn
and David Walker. Their
appearances were preserved on
videotape by several onlookers.
The Chronicle will excerpt the
highlights in a future videotape
magazine featuring "life" in
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Alan Pierce, Franklin County
Planner, reported a potential
problem concerning St. George
Island'scommerciadistrictat the
Board of County Commissioners
last Tuesday, 6April. Mr. Jim
Morris, HealthandRehabilitative
Services (HRS), has raised a.
question about aerobic systems
and private wells in the
commercial zone. HRS has
recently changed the buffer zone
for water wells serving
commercial developments, which
is now 200 feet. No aerobic
systems or septic tanks will be
permitted within that zone. The
St. George business district lots
are only 25 feet wide, thus, Pierce
pointed out, that itis possible that
one well, atthe appropriate point,
could preventeightother lots from
having an on-site sewage disposal
system. Mr. Morris suggests that
the County require mandatory
hook-up to the St. George Utility
System in the commercial district.
The Board did not take any formal
action on the recommendation at
this meeting.


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Page 6, 10 April 1993 *, The Franklin County Chronicle

Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th


Mike Donovan, Apalachee
Regional Planning Council,
presented an overview of the
Local Housing Partnership
Program at the 6April 1993 Board
of County Commissioners
meeting. The Commission then
adopted a resolution of support
for the State Housing Initiatives
Partnership (SHIP) program
thereby establishing certain
administrative guidelines. The
partnershipshal involve the local
governments, lending
institutions, housing developers,
community-based organizations
and community service
organizations and individuals,
and providers of professional
services relating to affordable
SHIP funds are allocated so as to
insure that the funds will increase
the affordability of units for
persons with special needs, or
moderate, low or very low income
persons. The programs included
in this Plan will combine local
resources and cost-saving
measures into a local housing
partnership and will use private
and public funds to reduce the
cost of housing.
A minimum of 39 units will be
assisted with SHIP funds.
Franklin County will meet the
SIHIP requirements of:
a. 65% of funds ($162,500) must
be reserved for homeownership
activities (Plan provides for 90%).
b. 75% of funds must be reserved
for construction, rehabilitation, or
emergency repairs /
weatherization (Plan provides for

c. No more than 10% ($25,000)
may be used for administration,
and only if approved by resolution
(Plan provides for 10%)
d. 30% of the units assisted (12
units) will be occupied by very
low income persons (the new unit
plus three rehabilitated units, plus
8 of the emergency repair units,
will be for very low income

e. 30% of the units assisted (12
units) will be occupied by low
income persons (four
rehabilitated units plus 19
emergency repair/
weatherization units, for a total of
23 units, will be for low income
f. No household with incomes
exceeding the moderate income
limits are to be served.
The process to be used to select
recipients of funds will be
developed by the Partnership
prior to the acceptance of any
applications for funds.

We hesitate to call this solicitation "competition" but we would
like to encourage those who have the writing urge to submit a
shortessayabouttheir mother in the timely celebration of Mother's
Day, Sunday 9 May 1993. We have formed a panel to judge the
"winner-contributors" and will award subscriptions of the
Chronicle and another directed to someone of your choice (perhaps
your mother). We would like to do the same for Father's Day in
June. So, come one and all to share your thoughts about your
mother. After all, sharing your story may bring light, faith, hope
and happiness to someone who needs your inspiration. This is a
form ofsharing which can bring a light into many lives. So, get that
paper and pen and write, or FAX, us by 2 May 1993. Our address
is m the masthead, on page 3.

by Rene Topping
It was obvious that the annual Yaupon Garden Club Fashion Show
and Luncheon has become a perennial event on the Carrabelle
social calendar 1993 marked the eighth year that members, friends
and local businesses have joined together to give the town a look at
what is happening in the world of fashion. The event took place in
the Joe and Rose Lindsay Room at the Franklin County Senior
Center, which was decorated to bring out the theme of this year's
show, Denim and Lace." The decorations, which were beautifully
done by Mary Aman, featured pink lace and blue denim, which
certainly carried out that theme most delightfully.
Clothing shown came from the Camouflage Shop in Apalachicola
and theTwo Gulls in Carrabelle. Models were volunteer citizens
from Franklin and Wakulla Counties. This year Freda White was
the theme model, wearing a sports outfit from her own wardrobe,
made of denim trimmed in lace. The newest addition to the show
this year was the organ music skillfully played by Pat Carruth.
To show off the sport set, five teenagers from Carrabelle, Allison
Schaffer, Kelley Schaffer, Sara Hall, Crystal Hall and Loreal Daniels.
These five young ladies wore decorated T-Shirts with matching
shorts, and were accompanied by teacher, Pam Schaffer in a sort of
"School's Out" funtime showing.
Evelyn and Norman Bergen modeled comfortable traveling attire.
Bonnie Stephenson was elegant and looked great in two different
"skirts outfits." Models Rose Cope, Mary Aman, Jo Woods, and
Bonnie Stephenson also showed off their wardrobes wearing some
"made at home, with love" clothing.
The Yaupon Garden Club fashion show is not afraid to show some
really far-out new fad, and models Rene Topping and Donna
Spacey drew plenty of laughter as they exhibit e new "Grunge"
fashion that has hit the big cities. Wearing a variety of things that
looked as if they had opened the closet and picked out things that
should long ago have been given to the rag man, they strolled down
the aisle to the tune of "Secondhand Rose."
The serious show went on with a phase called "Dressy Delights,"
and these were beautifully modeled by Sarah Allison; Pam Schaffer;
Alice Lang Hall; Rose Cope; and Mary Aman. As traditional as the
fashion show, are the latest up to the minute fashions from the
Camouflage Shop in Apalachicola. Modeling these truly high
fashion outfits were: Norman Boyd; Christy Cone, Nancy Cone;
Susan Daniels; Misty Sexton; Donna Spacey; Marilyn Gray; and Jim
The Club always has special models at each event. Sometimes they
portray an era, a career, or countries of the world, and this year was
no exce tion, as Muriel Crusoe modeled her nursing outfit. Ms.
Crusoe has been active in the field of nursing since 1933. Jo Woods
read a long list of her accomplishments. Kate Brimberry, a member
of the Iris Garden Club in Wakulla, and a longtime friend of many
members, modeled a Bicentennial outfit she wore at some of the
celebrations of that occasion in Wakulla County. Pam Schaffer
modeled a handsome embroidered dress, whichcame from Ethiopia.
The show was specially honored by the presence of Carrabelle
Beauty Queen, Sarah Bullock who showed three evening gowns.
She had worn two of these while performing her duties as reigning
Florida Seafood Festival Queen for 1992/93.
The commentators were Susan Creek of the Flower Shop in
Carrabelleand Anne Lindsey. The model coordinators were Virginia
Haggarty and Mary McSweeney. Food co-chairmen were Clarence
andcMary DeWade and servers were: Peggy Dare; Connie Flint;
Jack Haggarty; Jim Welsh; Vic Imberowiez;oj Woods and a group
of volunteers who helped out on the day., Garden Club President
,, Mary DeWade expressed her sincere thanks to the peoplee who
held in every way to make the event a success. The Garden Club
:budding has housed a library in Carrabelle-fdr thirty years. All of
the books are donated and librarians are all volunteers.

Donor-Volunteers, continued from page 5
Sheriff Warren Roddenberry Dollie Sweet
Allan Roberts Nancy Swords
Betty Roberts Dana Taylor
Hazel Robinson Vickie Taylor
Ceclie Ross Rev. Jim Thomas
Danielle Ross Jo Anne Thomason
Leontine Ross Sadie Washington
Tina Ross Tina Myers
Hattie Salzer Betsy Battle Christelle Ford
Pam Schaffer Christelle Ford
Helen Schmidt Christelle Tyson
Joan Sigafoose Claire Viles
Odis Ritter Nelson Viles
Dr. Joe Battle Shirley Walker
Louise Coutu Maggie Weber
Kenny Siprell Jacque Williams
Claudine Smith Major Jimmy Williams
Jep Smith Sam Willis
Donna Spacey Jo Wood
Frank Stephens Dorothy Worthington,
Catherine Zeegers Willodean Worthy

Franklin County Work Camp Jesse Millender
Holy Family Early Childhood Ada Scott
Development Program Del Belleman
Eastpomnt Church of God Gospel IGA Plus
Group Sam's Wholesale
Lowell Chambers and the Royal Harvey's

Rangers Clarence DeWade
The Citizens Bank of Wakulla Florida Marine Patrol
Franklin County Sheriff's Carrabelle Fire Department
Department Scarlet Braxton
Units of Shaddai Temple Pam Nobles' Dancers
Apalachicola Seafood Grill & SteaksCarrabelle School
Franklin County Chronicle Walt Wothingtbon
Carrabelle Squares Carrabelle Church of God
Bayview Trailer Park & Seashells Clydie Russ's Cafe
Apalachicola High School Band Charles Millender
Carrabelle High School Band The Ceramic Hut
Seahorse Gift& Florist W.O.Y.S. FM Radio
Risa's Pizza Happy Homemakers
Kendall Wade Anna Pletcher
Peggy Miller Carl Ard
Dink Braxton Mayme Millender
Nell Lunsford Dionne Mathis
Denise Roux Wellsprings Home Health
Jimmy Philyaw Johnny Mirabella
Connie Saddler Albertson's
Don Hammond Lynn Jefferson
Sharon Tucker Ivan Daniels Band
Frank Stephens Franklin County Shriners
Lanark Village Fire Department Steve Norris
Winn Dixie Toy Shiver
Carol Davis Lynn Hankins
Laura Sutton David Kelley
Ada Scott Gulf Ford
Marquis Home Health Care Marie Lyles
Hilda Boettcher Red Rabbit Food Lane
Bon Ton Cleaners The Hut
Kay Nastaszewski Lanark Village Thrift Shop
Pendleton's Citgo American Legion Post 82 Color
Lee Dingler Guard
Johnnie Dykes American Legion Auxiliary Post 82
Mae Hanson Henry Flores & Trained Horse
B.C. Harrison Clyde
Betty Harrison Isabelle's Comer
The Flower Patch Miller Marine
St. Joe Paper Co. Millender & Son Seafood
Ed Tolliver Mildred Mirabelle
Anna Pletcher Rose Noga
Ruth's Video Evelyn Pope
Betty's Buttons & Bows' Day Grant
Marys Jewelry Goerge Cochrkn
Apalachicola Times The Mane Saloi .. ,.
Carrabelle Times ,,, Yadpon GardenClub
Anna Johnson (WCTV)., ,.- Barbara Stanley. ..',', ,.
Stephanie Bauder (WCTV) Eunice Ard
Ken Mansuy


Homeowners, continued from
page 2
clubhouse, 10 a.im. At present,
Association attorney Barbara
Sanders is reviewing the revised
covenants for any appropriate
legal matters and these will be
flagged for the 24 April meeting.
During the discussion, it was
noted that there were only three
ACC members currently active
on the panel and two more could
be appointed by the Board. No
official action on appointments
was taken but a few names were
Ron Valentine brought forward a
matter of concern about houses
falling into disrepair, raising a
general concern about the
association's role in policing
homes to ensure adequate upkeep
and maintenance in conformance
to the covenants.
Administrative Committee
Mary Lou Short reported that her
committee has been reviewing the
job description of a manager for
the Plantation. Helen Spohrer
mentioned her expectation that
someone might be hired to be "on
board" by summer. The amount
budgeted for this job for the year
1993 was $25,000 including
Old Business
The so-called "Billy Schultz"
property near Nick's Hole was
reportedly being sold to the State
of Florida and the Board
unanimously voted to ratify the
agreement for this sale of some
14.5 acres. Although much of this
property is comprised of
wetlands, there are about 13
buildable lots within the bloc.
Eleven of those lots would have
exited onto Leisure Lane
F resenting some traffic hazards.
paperwork on the final transfer is
still pending. At the conclusion
of this discussion, Board member
Helen Spohrer announced, "...For
the first time in many years, we
have no litigation pending...." The
Bob Herron lawsuit has ended
but a final order has not been
issued, and the final judgment in
the Whaley Hughes case has the
same temporary status, although
the Association succeeded in
obtaining a judgment to pay legal
New Business
Richard Plessinger proposed the.
formation of two "sinking funds",
for road and equipment in the
new budget. May meetings were
proposed for cleaning up the 1993

budget and finalizing the 1994
budget. Helen Spohrer reminded
the Bard that uder the "Andrew
Jackson Agreement" the
Association has agreed to have
their budget finalized by 1 June.
After discussion, budget meetings
with the Board and members were
established for Saturday 8 May
and Saturday, 23 May 1993
beginning at 9 a.m.
A letter was read from Rose Drye,
President of the St. George Island
Civic Club about postal delivery,
spelling out options for mailboxes
described by Eastpoint
Postmaster Catherine Halford at
the March civic club meeting.
Traffic hazards created by having
boxes too close to the county right-
of-way and roads have stimulated
discussion in alteringor removing
clusters of boxes near various
intersections, sometimes blocking
views when turning onto the
island's streets. Ben Johnson,
having served onapast committee
considering various proposals for
mail delivery within the
Plantation recalled that there was
little support among the
membership for individual mail
delivery to each house. Richard
Plessinger volunteered to work
with the Civic Club on this issue.
Annual Meeting Date
After some discussion on the
changing of the date of the annual
meeting, normally held on the
Labor Day weekend each year,
the Board voted to send out a
straw ballot with the next bulk
mailing to ascertain the views of
the membership on changing the
meeting date.
Ben Johnson Agreement
Dr. Johnson spoke for several
minutes on the need for the
Plantation Association and his
own development association to
coordinate efforts on a series of
issues, including "active support"
for his development in theNick's
hole area to obtain various state
permits so he could move forward
in his planning. The St. George
Plantation Owners Association
has signed an agreement in the
past pledging such support and
PresidentJohn Cullen expressed
the need for some mechanism to
conduct such coordination. Dr.
Johnson identified upcoming
meetings, including one with the
Department of Environmental
Regulation in mid-April, in which
Dr. Johnson asked the Board who
was going to represent the
Association at that tim -H cited
the further need to meet with all
of the regulatory bodies prior to

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seeking permits from Franklin
County to avoid the lengthy
discussions among those same
agencies in front of the County
Commission, as occurred in the
recentdeliberations over approval
of the George Mahr an Sunny
Day plats. At that time, various
agencies could not seem to agree
on several issues regarding pump
out facilities, densities, and-other
matters. Board member Gayle
Dodds volunteered to work with
Dr. Johnson and perform initial
liaison until the Board could
develop a mechanism to service
their legal agreement with Dr.
Johnson on a continuing basis.
The issues cited by Dr. Johnson
included questions about signage,
bike passes, security matters, and
clearing the airport of Plantation
equipment. The negotiations with
the St. George water utility is



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another area of concern as 'this'
relates to flow pressures for fire
protection, and the question of a
new water storage facility.


Trinity Episcopal Church of
Apalachicola will stage their
annual spring tour of historic
homes and building s, Saturday, 1
May 1993, beginning at 1 p.m.
The tour will include five
Richard Macey home, the Norman
Maddox home, the Long House
(now owned by David Weilder),
the George Chapel home (a
restoration in progress) and Clark
home. The Gibson Inn,
Witherspoon Inn, Rainey House
and Gulf State Bank will also be
on the tour. The Gibson Inn is
offering a drawing for a weekend
for two as art of he celebration.
The tour hours are from 1 to 5
p.m. Tour packets and luncheon
information will be available at
Benedict Hall, next door to Trinity
Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street,


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