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March 7 20, 1997


SPort Authorit Remains

i Mired in Dispute


Phoenix Uprising performs at the Bow Wow Ball

Bow Wow is the Cat's Meow


The Franklin County Humane
Society's 8th Annual Bow Wow
Ball proved once again to be a very
successful fund-raising event.
The annual event, which was held
on February 22 at Harry A's on
St. George Island, generated ap-
proximately $4,000.
"The event was a big money-
maker," noted Humane Society
President Phyllis Fullmer. She
continued "we appreciate the gen-
erosity of everyone for making this
a great success. And a great, big
'bravo' to Cathy Morton who co-
ordinated this; she put everything
she had into it and deserves all
the credit in the world."
Bow Wow Coordinator Cathy
Morton commended the all-
around effort by contributors and
other supporters of the event. Ms.
Morton extended a personal
thank-you to Lee McLemore of the
Red Rabbit Foodlane, Cheryl of
Harry A's 5 C's, Chef Cole at the
St. George Inn, and Kimberly
Wallace for going the extra mile
for the event. Ms. Morton has
coordinated seven of the eight
previous Bow Wow events. When
asked about the secret of her
fundraising success, Morton
joked, "I just beg a lot."
Ms. Morton noted that a small
group of "cat activists" was in at-
tendance at the event. She said
that the group donned cat noses
and posted pro-feline literature at
the event. "We will have a special
'Meow Ball' in the future," said
Morton. She assured everyone
that all proceeds obtained from
the Bow Wow Ball would be spent
equally on the cats and dogs at
the shelter.
Musical entertainment for the
event was provided by the Leon
County reggae group, Phoenix
Uprising. The group began their
performance at 8 p.m. and played
well into the midnight hour. "They
were way too good," noted Morton.
She continued, "the people really
loved them and the dance floor
was packed."
In addition to the musical enter-
tainment, visitors to the event
were treated to a Caribbean-style
buffet. Some of the many deli-


cious buffet items included lamb
curry, rum baked bananas and
rum cake.
Corporate sponsors of the event
included the Apalachicola Bay
Animal Clinic, Dr. Stephen Gross,
Gulf State Bank, Artemis Gallery
and-The Renaissance Group,
Harry A's Porch Club, Century 21-
Collins Realty, The Apalachicola
Chamber of Commerce and Pru-
dential Resort Realty.
Those merchants donating items
to the event's raffle included
Artemis Gallery, Gibson Inn,
Apalach Seafood Grill and Steaks,
That Place on 98, Greenpoint Sea-
food, Riverlily, Fini's Grill and
Pub, Palmyra Design by Carole
Jayne, Jeannie's Journeys, Peli-
can Grill and Pub, Daphne
Evanoff Designs, Smith-Willow
Portraits, Hornsby's Pub Drafts,
Sunflower Interiors, The Olde
Fashion Soda Shoppe, Total Photo
on St. George Island, By Design
Interiors, Julia Mae's Restaurant,
BJ's Pizza & Subs, The Cut Hair
Salon, Millenders Seafood,
Johnnie's Seafood Restaurant,
Cindy's of Carrabelle Crafts, The
Winds of Atlantis Kite Shop,
Cheryl Cianciolo Massage Thera-
pist, and IGA Food Stores.
Those receiving the Golden Paws
Award for promotion of the event
included Chuck Spicer of the
Coastline Shopping Guide and
Michael Allen and Howard
Wesson of WOYS Oyster Radio.
Funds raised from the Bow Wow
Ball will be used for the spay and
neuter program, adoption promo-
tion of the shelter animals, medi-
cal care of the animals and for the
provision of pet food.
Ms. Morton encouraged residents
to participate in the shelter's Fos-
ter Parent Program. In the pro-
gram, those participating would
be asked to temporarily house an
animal until a full-time parent
caouldbe found. The animal shel-
ter will provide the foster parent
with pet food while the individual
participates with the program.
"And we work diligently to get that
pet adopted," said Morton.


The Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority (CPAA) continued their
dispute with Timber Island busi-
ness owner Tommy Bevis during
a February 26 workshop. The dis-
pute continued even after the,
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (FDEP) submit-
ted a written report criticizing the
Port Authority for its inability to
attract commercial business to
Timber Island; even after the
FDEP suggested that the Board
of Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Trust Fund had "suf-
ficient grounds" to terminate the
Port Authority's lease to Timber
Island, certain CPAA members
could not disengage from their
criticism of
Mr. Bevis and his alleged lease
violations.
Port Authority Chairperson
Donald Wood alleged that lease
violations on the part of Tommy
Bevis could cost the CPAA grant
funding. Wood noted that'Bevis
had nine wetslips at his Timber
Island business. He questioned.
"how many boats does he have
tied up over there?" Wood stated
that the business practices of Mr.
Bevis were contrary to his lease
agreement.
"We've got a letter that's right here
that says we'd better get our act
together and do something," CPAA
member James Lycett warned. He
continued, "I think this letter is
sending us a wake up call. They're
telling us that it's time to start
getting along and that they are not
satisfied with the progress and a
lot of the steps that have been
taken." Lycett concluded, "to get
down to the nitty gritty, they want
us to change our ways. They're
putting our feet to the fire...they're

slapping our wrists. This is a slap
on the wrist...and, come on guys,
let's get with the program."
Mr. Lycett suggested that the
board define the lease agreement
between Mr. Bevis and the Port
Authority. Wood responded,
"that's what we asked the court
to do. We asked for a
clarification...a declaratory judg-
ment to define the thing." Wood
informed board members that,
according to a January 25, 1994,
letter from State Planning Bureau.
Chief Thomas Beck with the De-
partment of Community Affairs,
the City of Carrabelle was ineli-
gible to receive Community Devel-
opment Block Grant funding due
to conditions within the Port
Authority's "contract" that were
not met. In reference to the con-
tract, Wood pointed out that Bevis
did not have 12 full-time employ-
ees. He asked, "do we want to just
ignore the contract?"
Contrary to the assertions made
by Mr. Wood, the November 22,
1996, report submitted by the
FDEP's Office of Inspector Gen-
eral indicated that the employ-
ment status concerning Mr. Bevis
had no impact on the Port
Authority's ability to receive grant
funding. "According to the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs," the
report noted, "the failure of Mr.'
Bevis to obtain employment has
not resulted in the loss of grant
funding."


"Are we helping and benefiting the
people of Carrabelle through our
actions," asked Mr. Lycett, "I
think we should use that as a yard
stick." He continued, "if we con-
tinue to have no progress because
we're harping on a technicality on
the lease, then I don't think we're
benefiting the people of
Carrabelle."
In an effort to attract commercial
business to Timber Island, Mr.
Lycett urged board members to
support businessman David
Parramore. "I think it's important
for us to create an atmosphere
and future for him," said Lycett.
He informed Port Authority mem-
bers that Parramore had recently
hired five employees. "He has jobs
society that people in Carrabelle can fit
Intoo" Lycett noted.


Mr. Lycett also suggested that the
FDEP be asked to indicate what
kind of development plan would
be acceptable to them for Timber
Island. "Is there any possibility of
throwing it back in their lap...in
a sense," commented Lycett. He
continued, "I think that if we had
more direction, then the Port Au-
thority could take over. This is a
humongous task and it just
doesn't seem like we have the re-
sources, the capabilities or the
expertise for the magnitude of this
operation."
Both Gene Langston and Mike
Hopkins both informed board
members that they may be inter-
ested in working with the Port
Authority on their development
plan for Timber Island. The board
agreed to advertise for a proposal
to assist in the noted plan.
"It looks like you've got 18 months
in order to do something," said
Langston, "I think we can do it a
whole lot quicker than that, but
somebody needs to be in charge.
Somebody needs to take this by,
the horns and go ahead and do
it."
"I think the message is coming
through loud and clear," said
Lycett, "I think the State expects
to be receiving some money al-
ready."
Hopkins commented, "I think the
State wants economic growth." He
continued, "I think that jobs and
consistent progress on Timber
Island is all the State really wants
for a period of time. Certainly,
they'll want some compensation
at some time, but that's many,
many, many years down the
road." Hopkins concluded, "I
think the State has indicated in
every way that they will continue
to work with this community."


Small

Turnout for

Red Wolf

Public

Hearing


Members from the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Services and the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve met with a
small group of local residents on
March 3 to discuss the possibil-
ity of introducing the red wolf to
Cape St. George Island (Little St.
George Island) as a temporary ref-
uge.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Biologist Thom Lewis said that the
proposed refuge would be used for
approximately 6 months. The ear-
liest possible date that the red
wolf could be introduced to Little
St. George Island, said Lewis,
would be within 2 months if the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services re-
ceived the needed approval.
Mr. Lewis said that the wolf was
not the fierce, snarling animal as
described in popular folklore. He
defined the red wolf, however, as
a "shy, secretive animal." Lewis
said that the red wolf was afraid
of humans and, if confront-
ed, would flee in the opposite
direction.
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Provident Medical Corporation

Evicted, Employees Expected to

Soon Be Unemployed


Emerald Coast Hospital employ-
ees could soon be unemployed
following a March 3 ruling by Cir-
cuit Court Judge William Gary to
grant a request from Franklin
County to evict Provident Medi-
cal Corporation, who operates
Emerald Coast.
Judge Gary ruled that the evic-
tion notice or Writ of Possession
would not be effective for a period
of 30 days in order to provide an
orderly transfer of the property "so
as not to interrupt medical ser-
vices to the patients."
In a February 26 letter of corre-
spondence from John T. Wattach
(counsel to Provident Medical
Corporation) of Lowndes,
Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and
Reed to Jan Hevier (counsel for
Franklin County), Wattach agreed
that a smooth transition would be
the correct course to take in the
matter. However, he also warned
of the problems that could arise
from a legal eviction proceeding.
"We believe an orderly transition
out of the hospital for Provident
is the only reasonable course to
pursue," noted Wattach, "we have
spoken to officials in Tallahassee
who have informed us that the
hospital license, home healthcare
license, and the ambulance li-
cense that are owned by Provident
are specific to that corporation."
"In terminating the lease and
evicting Provident from the hos-
pital building," Wattach contin-
ued, "the County will 'in no way
be able to operate the hospital and.
will not be able to take over any
of the licenses owned by Provi-
dent. This process must proceed
according to state rules and regu-
lations and cannot be accom-
plished by the Court through an
eviction proceeding." He con-
cluded, "it is difficult, then, to
determine what the County hopes
to accomplish by an eviction
of Provident from the hospital
building."
Mr. Wattach noted that, accord-
ing to "Officials in Tallahassee,"
Provident Medical Corporation
could not cease running the hos-
pital "regardless of what proceed-
ings are brought in state Court."
He noted that Provident Medical
Corporation was required by its
contract to provide care. "The cir-
cuit court nor Franklin County,"
he noted, "can prevent Provident
from doing that."
Wattach finally noted that neither
Franklin County nor any new en-
tity could operate Emerald Coast
Hospital until Provident Medical
Corporation agreed to surrender
its license and the new entity had
completed the process of obtain-
ing a license from the State. The
process, Wattach indicated, took
a minimum of 60 days.


According to a report from WOYS
News Director Michael Allen, Ad-
ministrator Kenneth Dykes met
with Emerald Coast Hospital em-
ployees on March 5 to discuss
future employment possibilities at
the hospital. The hospital employ-
ees, according to the report, were
informed by the administrator
that their employment could not
be guaranteed beyond March 19.
The Franklin County Commission
discussed'matters surrounding
the eviction of Provident Medical
Corporation during a regular and
emergency meeting on March 4.
During an emergency meeting,
the board unanimously voted to
form a steering committee of citi-
zens to assist in a transition pro-
cess to seek a new operator for
the hospital. Those citizens rec-
ommended for the steering com-
mittee included; Lee Edmiston,
Charles Watson-Clark, Steve
Heiser, Joe Butler and Pamela
Amato.
During the board's regular meet-
ing, County Clerk Kendall Wade
suggested that County Attorney
Al Shuler and he meet with
Marshall Kelly of the State Licens-
ing Board. "We need to meet very,
very soon," said Wade. The board
unanimously agreed to direct Mr.
Wade and Attorney Shuler to meet
with Marshall Kelly.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal ques-
tion whether the board could take
an active role to assure that Provi-
dent Medical Corporation paid
their employees. "A lot of them
haven't been paid for two or three
paychecks," said Putnal, "they
owe them a lot of money. They owe
us a lot of money, but they also
owe some citizens a lot of money."
Attorney Jan Hevier said that the
unpaid citizens had the right to
sue Provident Medical Corpora-
tion for the non-payment. He said
that the county could, however,
provide job security for the em-
ployees through negotiations with
the new lease holder."
Putnal concluded, "they worked
thinking they were gonna get
paid."
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
suggested that an inventory list
of all items at the hospital be pre-
pared immediately. "What's im-
portant to us now is this interim,"
noted Mosconis, "there's money
records that have to be accounted
for and there's medical records
that have to be accounted for."
Mosconis noted, "this transition
is gonna be rough, but you're
gonna have to have the right, posi-
tive attitude."
Commissioner Mosconis informed
board members that he had spo-
ken to members from Bay Medi-
cal Center about the matter.
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Franklin

Briefs

Notes from the March 4
meeting of the Franklin
County Commission
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that Mark
Currenton and he were presently
investigating the possibility of al-
locating the previously acquired
Tropical Storm Alberto funds to-
ward the proposed prison. Pierce
said that the noted funds had
been set aside to assist the
Eastpoint Sewer and Water Dis-
trict to upgrade its facilities and
to pave the C.C. Land Road.
Assistant County Planner Mark
Currenton, said Pierce, had al-
ready written a letter to the De-
partment of Community Affairs
requesting permission to make
such a funding allocation. Pierce
said that approximately $400,000
had been reserved for the sewer
upgrade. He said that an addi-
tional $200,000 would'be used to
pave the C.C. Land Road. "That
leaves another $200,000
unallocated," said Pierce, "all
money not spent by January 1998
goes back to the federal govern-
ment."
WOYS News Director Michael
Allen, who serves on the public
library's advisory board, ques-
tioned whether such money could
be used during the next budget
year to fund an additional year of
the literacy program. County
Planner Alan Pierce noted that the
same funds were previously used
to fund the literacy program for a
year. "You could probably get an-
other year," said Pierce.
Franklin County Adult Reading
Program Director Bonnie Segree
informed board.members that the
reading program worked diligently
with local residents to help them
further their education. She asked
that the board consider the pro-
gram for an additional year of
funding at the next budget year.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that he
had authorized the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council to ap-
ply for a hazard mitigation grant
to do a vulnerability analysis on
the county's infrastructure that
would include U.S. 98, Alligator
Point Road and other county
roads.
"The value of this study," said
Pierce, "would be to use it as a
basis for future grants to actually
do things." Commissioner
Mosconis commented, "It doesn't
take a rocket science to figure that
out." Pierce informed members
that approximately $25,000 was


in the grant fund.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that, ac-
cording to 911 Coordinator Pat
McWhinnie with the Franklin
County Sheriff's Department, the
county will go on-line with En-
hanced 911 on May 15, 1997.
*County Planner Alan Pierce an-
nounced that he had reserved the
Senior Citizens Center in
Carrabelle on March 17 at 6:00
p.m. for a town meeting with the
Department of Corrections. Pierce
said that Nancy Wittenburg and
two other representatives would
make a presentation on the Fran-
klin Correctional Institute at the
meeting.
Mr. Pierce also informed board
members that it appeared that St.
Joe would sell land directly to the
county that could be used for the
proposed prison. The board
agreed to send a letter to the new
St. Joe CEO requesting a commit-
ment to sell the land directly. The
third party in Calhoun County,
said Pierce, wanted to know when
Franklin County would close the
land deal with him. "We'd like
some truths being told," asserted
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that Danny
Fuchs with the Governor's Office
contacted the planning office to
explain why the Topsail Hill land
transaction was different than a
rejected P2000 deal involving
Franklin County. "I can't put
much credibility in what he told
you," commented Mosconis.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that the matter
of rescinding D.W. Wilson's rezon-
ing request was set for April 1. "I
have informed the DCA and they
said that they can live with that,"
noted Pierce.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that he had re-
ceived several complaints con-
cerning hog pens being kept in
residential areas. He said that
Brent Mabrey and he inspected
some of the pens that were being
kept.. "There's one north of
Apalachicola on Bluff Road,"
noted Pierce, "I went out there
with Brent [Mabrey]." Mosconis
joked, "are they happy?" Pierce
said that he informed the prop-
erty owner in question that he was
living in a residential area and
that having such an animal on his
premises was unacceptable. "It's
gonna take some court action,"
said Pierce, "he tried to argue that
it was a home industry." Pierce
said that, in his neighborhood,
there were chickens. "But I can
live with the chickens," he said.
Pierce concluded, "It's not a good
idea for man and hogs to live to-
gether." The board agreed, to di-


Resort Village and DCA

"Settlement" Survives

Close Vote


In a 3-2 vote by the Board of Fran-
klin County Commissioners on
Tuesday, March 4, 1997, the
County approved the "settlement"
between Resort Village and the
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA). The matter will be reviewed
again by the Governor and Cabi-
net on March 11, 1997. Voting for
the settlement were Chairperson
Ray Williams and Commissioners
Clarance Williams and Jimmy
Mosconis. "Nay" votes were -from
Bevin Putnal and Eddie Creamer.
Chief opponent to the negotiated
plan between DCA and Dr.
Johnson has been the Plantation
Owner's Association (POA), al-
though they acknowledged
through their attorney Richard
Moore (Tallahassee) that there
was some agreement among the
parties on some points.
The proceedings began with a re-
view by Alan Pierce, Franklin
County Planner. He explained he
was "moderator" at several meet-
ings involving all the parties as
they resumed their negotiations
in early February. The entire mat-
ter had been "returned" to the
County for local.review at the di-
rection of the Governor and Cabi-
net. The lawsuit between DCA and
the County involved an earlier
land use decision approved by
Franklin County. This was the
basis of the DCA appeal that
brought on the current wave of
hearings. That lawsuit, an appeal
by DCA, is still pending.
Chairperson Williams established
the procedural path for the hear-
ing. Led by Alan Pierce, each of
the principal parties was permit-


ted to address the Board of
County Commissioners starting
with Dr. Ben Johnson, DCA, the
POA, Dr. Tom Adams and finally
public comment.
In Pierce's review, the negotiations
ended up to the time of the March
4th hearing with the POA Board
rejecting the Resort Village pro-
posal on density. Pierce recalled
that the group seemed to agree on
two items (1) that the baseline
monitoring study would begin
prior to the beginning of construc-
tion, Phase I, Resort Village and
(2) that Resort Village would not
use St. George Island's aquifier as
a source of potable water. The
unresolved items remained and
these were, in Pierce's words, (1)
density of future phases, (2) the
ownership of Leisure Lane, (3) the
continued specter of multi-family
units being allowed in the Plan-
tation and (4) the 1992 agreement
between Dr. Ben Johnson and the
POA. The 10th Amendment to the
1977 Development Order (DO)
specifically excludes multi-family
units.
Pierce then recommended that
the Board approve the agreement
between DCA and Dr. Johnson,
including the special language
drafted and agreed to by the par-
ties. The other items of disagree-
ment could then be taken up by
the Governor and Cabinet, or re-
ferred by them to an Administra-
tive Judge for resolution and ul-
timately a final order.
Dr. Johnson reviewed the
progress of the negotiations from
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said Varnes. He said that he
would try to "cut corners" to pre-
vent coming to the board to re-
quest additional funding. "If they
break the law," said Varnes, "we'll
put them in jail. It's that simple."
Commissioner Mosconis sug-
gested that the new sheriff con-
struct a "tent city." Varnes re-
sponded, "if you give me some
army tents, we'll put them in.
People elected me to clean the
streets and that's what we're do-
ing. If you don't believe me, go for
a ride and you'll find out." Varnes
said that the prison was filled to
the extent that some of the pris-
oners were sleeping on the floor.
"If would be nice if we could get
us some bunk beds," he said. He
later commented, "maybe if we
make it a little harder at that jail,
they won't want to come back for
no more of that. I don't want it
-" easy."


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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services representatives Thom Lewis
(L) and Gary Henry (R).


rect the local health department
to address the matter.
*Solid Waste Director Van
Johnson informed the board that
Gerald Martina, Jr., had declined
a position with the Solid Waste
Department. Johnson told board
members that he would hire Greg
Ford for the position.
*The board'approved the Beacon
Ridge Plat presented by Gene
Langston contingent upon ap-
proval by the county's attorney
and engineer. Commissioner
Bevin Putnal thanked Mr.
Langston for working to bring a
nearby road by his proposed sub-
division up to the county's stan-
dards. Langston joked, "I'm not
through with it yet, but I might
quit now."
*The board agreed to transfer the
Animal Control Authority's (ACA)
vehicle and equipment from the
Franklin County Sheriff's Depart-
ment to the Solid Waste Depart-
ment. In addition, the board
agreed to make a budget amend-
ment transfer $11,965 (minus a
2-week payroll to the present ACA
officer) from the Franklin County
Sheriff's Department to the Solid
Waste Department.
*Resident Norman Williams com-
plained about the amount of dogs
running wild in the Eastpoint
area. 'There is a leash law," he
stated. Williams said that he was
recently fined for shooting a dog
that visited his property. "We're
supposed to have a dog catcher,"
said Williams, "I'd like to see if we
could get someone off their butts
and start doing their job or either
close it down. The taxpayers'
money is paying for that." Com-


Village project indicating that the
three major issues with the POA
were (1) future density, (2) con-
cerns about multi-family for fu-
ture phases and (3) private mat-
ters between Resort Village and,
the POA, such as the ownership
of Leisure Lane.
Shaw Stiller, attorney for DCA,
reviewed the history of DCA in-
volvement in the 1977 DO and the
basis of the DCA appeal to the
Franklin County land use deci-
sion regarding Phase I of the Re-
sort Village project. "It is the opin-
ion of the Department that the
settlement agreement addresses
all State and regional issues, in
fact every issue raised by the De-
partment in its appeal. As part of
the settlement, we're asking you,
the County Commission, to
amend the development order in
three specific ways... In sum, they
say (1) any future development
within the Resort Village proper
will come to the Notice of Proposed
Change Process, and will be sub-
ject to review by the Department,
by the Regional Planning Coun-
cil, and by you, as the County
Commission. (2) Base-lilte sam-
pling will be completed prior to
any aerobic septic tank or AWT
[Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Plant] ... That way we'll know the,
qualityof the groundwater before
any development out there oc-i
curs. (3) That only some
small...isolated wetlands are sub-
ject to filling, as 'part of Phase I,'
Resort Village. The Departmentl
has no objection to the additional,
two amendments that have been:
submitted to you today by Mr.:
Johnson...
With regard to the concerns about
the absorption beds, Mr. Stiller'
proposed the following language
be added to the settlement,
"...plus approximately 5 acres of
sub-surface absorption beds as
shown on exhibit 2, attached
hereto..." "...These amendment!
would bring this additional acre-
age into the Development Order'
and would allay the concerns..."
In all, there would be six amend-
ments to the 10th Amendment to
the 1977 DO.
Richard Moore, attorney for the
POA, hammered away at the den-
sity issue, citing that there was
no agreement on the density for
the entire 58 acres embraced iri
the Resort Village development.
The intervention into the DCA
appeal of the Franklin County
decision by the POA was to raise
a number of land-use and envi.
ronmental concerns. He asserted, .
under the current administrative
decision, the land use amend-
ment was not valid and, therefore,
any amendment to it would also
be invalid. The POA's position, Mr,
Moore continued, was that the
County Commissioners should
NOT approve the "settlement"
with the amendments for the fol-


missioner Mosconis informed Mr.
Williams that the county was in
the process of changing the du-
ties of the Animal Control Author-
ity from the sheriff's department
to the solid waste department.
"We'll take care of it," he said.
*Resident Mary Lou Short
complimented Sheriff Varnes for
the professional manner in which
he operated his department. She
said that, during the recent chili
cookoff, Sheriff Varnes and mem-
bers of his department were
present for the entire event. "It's
very comforting as a citizen of St.
George Island to know of the high
caliber of professionalism at the
sheriffs department," she said.
Sheriff Varnes said that he had
yet to figure the amount of over-
time that was required to moni-
tor the noted event. "The main
thing we were concerned about,"
said Varnes, "was protecting the
citizens of our county on that
Island."
Sheriff Varnes informed the board
that the local jail was filled to
maximum capacity. 'The jail is
full, because I'm cleaning up the
street corners," he said, "I've got
them in myjail." Varnes said that
he exceeded 100 inmates during
the past weekend. "We've never
broke 100 inmates in that jail,"
said Varnes. He explained to
board members that the cost to
the county was approximately
$800 to $1,000 per month to feed
the extra prisoners.
"Right now, I'm surviving. I'm cut-
ting corners everywhere I can cut
a corner," he said. 'This is creat-
ing a problem and.it's gonna be a
problem right on down the line,"


lowing reasons. (1) The agreement
does not resolve the issues raised
by the DCA, and that is that this
development is 14.6 acres. The
10th amendment would not be
consistent with the County's com-
prehensive plan. (2) The "settle-
ment" does not address the issue
of filling wetlands. (3) The "settle-
ment" does not address the lahd
use and environmental issues
raised by the POA.
Dr. Tom Adams pointed out that
he was an adjacent property
owner to the proposed Resort Vil-
lage development. His objections
to the settlement included the
source of potable water and
stormwater runoff.
Citizen participation followed the
formal position statements of the
principal parties beginning with
Harry Buzzett, who recommended
returning the entire matter back
to the Governor and Cabinet for
an administrative hearing. Mary
Lou Short urged approval of the
settlement agreement. She said,
three of the objections made by
the POA were in fact internal is-
sues, not of concern to the mat-
ter at hand. The County Board
does not have any jurisdiction in


*The board agreed to assist the
City of Apalachicola in repairing
two storm drains. One of the
drains was located in front of
Kelley's Funeral Home under the
pavement at the intersection of
Avenue H and 16th Street and the
other was located in front of Joe
McDonald's home within the
right-of-way on Avenue D.
*Solid Waste Director Van
Johnson informed board mem-
bers that the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection ap-
proved the county's request to
modify the landfill to incorporate
treated sludge for the county's
seafood composting program. The
board agreed to set the tipping fee
at $17 per ton to receive the rioted
waste. The board also agreed to
reduce the tipping fee for seafood
waste to $17 per ton.
*County Engineer Joe Hamilton
informed board members that
only two bids were received for T-
Hangars at the Apalachicola Mu-
nicipal Airport. Hamilton re-
quested and the board agreed to
re-advertise for new bids in the
matter.
*County Engineer Joe Hamilton
informed board members that the
Airport Advisory Committee had
received three letters of interest
for the position of consultant at
the Apalachicola Municipal Air-
port. Hamilton noted that Dames
and Moore/Preble-Rish was the
top ranked proposal for the posi-
tion. The board directed the Air-
port Advisory Committee to select
a consulting firm for the position.
*Thom Lewis and Gary Henry with
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
informed board members of a de-
sire to introduce the red wolf to
Cape St. George Island on a tem-
porary basis as part of their cap-
tive breeding program.
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis


the matter between private par-
ties such as the 1992 "Ben
Johnson" agreement.
Ben Dooley, a resident of Atlanta
and homeowner in the Plantation
criticized the POA Board. "...I can
tell you that contrary to the im-
pression that is often promoted by
the Plantation Board, not every
property owner in the St. George
plantation is in support of their
actions. In the past 6 months, I
have talked with 51 owners in the
Atlanta metropolitan area. Only
two had expressed unswerving
support of the action that the
Board has taken. Another gave
lukewarm support; 27 expressed
outright opposition, or had strong
misgivings. The remainder had
not formed an opinion or they had
not gotten enough information to
know what was going on..."
'"he Board has never made any
great effort to get an honest, im-
partial, broad-based opinion as to
what the members...wanted. That
is despite the promises of three
of the Board members and the
1995 election, that they would
solicit such info [from the mem-
bership]" "Legal fees paid out in
the last 14 months are in excess
of 8200.000. Legal fees in the last


questioned whether the wolves
would become major carriers of
rabies. He pointed out that rac-
coons were one of the biggest car-
riers of the disease. The raccoon,
Mosconis commented, would be
one of the wolves major sources
of food.
Mr. Lewis informed board mem-
bers that the red wolves would be
vaccinated for rabies and distem-
per. He further noted that the
animals would be wearing track-
ing collars so that the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Services could remain
appraised of the wolves' activity.
"There's never been an incident
in North America in which a
healthy wolf has attacked a hu-
man being," said Lewis. He said
that the wolves were afraid of
people. "If they see people," he
said," they'll go in the other di-
rection." He informed board mem-
bers that visitors to the Island
would be more at risk of contract-
ing rabies from a scavenging rac-
coon than by obtaining the dis-
ease from the red wolf.
Commissioner Bevis Putnal ex-
pressed concern about the wolves
possibly swimming across the cut
that would separate them from St.
George Island. Mr. Lewis said that
the wolves have been kept on St.
Vincent Island since 1990. He
said that the program never had
problems with the wolves leaving
that Island.
To keep the wolves from being
placed in captivity, Mr. Lewis said
that the new location was being
requested as a-temporary refuge.
"When they are kept in pens, they
become acclimated to people and
they aren't as valuable to the red
wolf breeding program. We want
animals in the program that are
wild, that have wild characteris-
tics and are not acclimated to
people." Lewis said that the wolves
would also control the raccoon
population on the island; he said
that raccoons continually dis-
turbed sea turtle nests on Cape
St. George. "By putting the top
level predator into that system, as
we have on St. Vincent Island,
they will prey upon the raccoons
and reduce their population to a
more natural state...and that will
protect the sea turtle nests," said
Lewis.
Mr. Henry informed board mem-
bers that only one or two wolves
would be placed on the noted
island during the program's
operation.



45 days have already used up
60% of our entire 1997 budget for
administration...That's $49,000
in 45 days..."
When the next round of speakers
was given the floor, it was clearly
apparent that the assertions from
Stiller (DCA) and Moore were in
direct contradiction regarding the.
proposed amendments and the
procedural aspects of the process.
But, the County Commissioners
heard a motion to return the en-
tire matter back to the Governor
and Cabinet without taking any
formal action, and this failed to
pass. The next motion approved
the settlement plan and this
passed by one vote in a 3-2
decision.


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Editorialand Commentayn


Twice a Citizen:

The Volunteers

I have raved about the role of volunteers in the St. George Island
Charity Chili Cook Off and Auction many times. Winston Churchill
also raved about the role of the citizen-soldier who performs his com-
munity work on one occasion, and puts on a uniform to prepare for
combat in service to the community on other occasions. Times change.
In this era when communities have their hands out for government
help, there is a small pocket in our state universe where the hand is
not outstretched so far, and the citizens take over the responsibility
to fund their fire protection and First Responder aid. Drawing on the
northern region, populations, and the Franklin County community,
with splendid organizational skills and administrative acumen that
would embarrass government largess, a handful of organizers have,
over 15 years, built a fund-raising mechanism that is a model for
citizen involvement. These plans have created the basis for fire-fight-
ing and First Responder units that are, themselves, among the best
equipped rural departments, rivaled only by professionals in the larger
cities. The army of volunteers who contributed heavily to the huge
success last Saturday, March 1, in bringing the funds for all sorts of
fire protection projects and First Responder activities have earned so
much respect and admiration in the Franklin Community that salut-
ing them every day for the next year would still not be enough. They
have become "twice a citizen" with their selfless service for their fel-
lows. These volunteers have provided an example worth repeating,
subject to continuing fine-tuning, demonstrating that new-comers
and old timers can work side-by-side on a common goal so that any-
thing can be accomplished. There are all sorts of volunteers through-
out Franklin County. Look across the Bay to the county library, or
the givers who toil with those learning to read, or the Big Brother and
so on.
These volunteer citizens are simply the Giants in our county; the glue
that holds us together.
Tom W. Hoffer
Publisher


Free From Oppression

A commentary by Evangelist Alma Pugh
All over the world, African-Americans celebrate their heritage in the
month of February. We give thanks to the almighty for the men and
women who risked and gave their lives for the equality of all people.
However, there was one special person who died to set me free from
oppression before Lincoln's Emancipation and Martin's March on
Washington. Jesus Christ, the son of the living God, opened the way
for these great men to enter. So, let us continue to rejoice in our
freedom; but let us never forget the cost of that freedom. And, in not
forgetting it, require us to help others who are oppressed with such
social ills as drugs, alcohol and domestic abuse as well as illiteracy
and many other problems.
Let's do our part to help bring others out as Jesus did by shedding
his blood. Let us walk in the liberty where Christ has made us free.
Let us not be entangled by the yoke of bondage, but let us walk in the
freedom of Christ.


I FA FE ... 7,.


Shane Routhe (L) listens as the General, Bobby Howell (R),
speaks about cable service.


Can't Get

Enough of

those Trash

and Cable

Issues

A Report and Commentary
by Brian Goercke
Since the Apalachicola City Com-
mission last criticized a represen-
tative from the local trash collec-
tion service in a public meeting,
it seemed only fair and somehow
natural that the-board would al-
ternate their routine and target a
representative from the local cable
service for a steady stream of com-
plaints. The two matters seem to
generate the greatest amount of
controversy, not only in the City
of Apalachicola, but across the
river in the City of Carrabelle, as
well.
Representative Shane Routhe
stood before the Apalachicola City
Commission at the board's March
4 meeting as essentially the sac-
rificial lamb from Cable Vision.
Commissioners wasted little time
in tearing into the representative
with almost the fanatical joy of a
wild cougar tracking down and
devouring a baby gazelle in the
wild. Routhe never had a chance
and I believe he knew that...and,
perhaps, that was the only factor
that saved him from extreme ver-


bal battery leveled at former and
present trash collection
representatives.
Mayor Bobby Howell took the lead
in shaking down the cable repre-
sentative. Waving his hands freely
about, the General pointed out
that Cable Vision had no problem
raising company rates. "But you
have a hell of a time giving us ser-
vice," he said. "We can't get any
service," fumed Howell, "and if we
can't get any service, we're gonna
get someone else."
Howell said that the city had com-
plained for nearly 2 years about
the balance of the volume. "One
station is this decibel and the next
one is another," he complained.
The mayor noted that he enjoyed
"channel hopping." However,
Howell noted that his channel
hopping experiences were being
disturbed due to the discrepancy
in the volume from each channel.
"I have personally complained to
Susan [Tremain with Cable Vi-.
sion]," Howell said, "and the only
thing it does is probably get
worse."
Mayor Howell also complained
that Channel 19 was not in ser-
vice for the entire weekend and,
thus, caused him to miss a tele-
vised basketball game. "Is any-
body in here gonna argue with me
about it," asked Howell. He con-
tinued, "it isn't just this board. I
think I can get some 'amens' out
here." Resident Alex Moody re-
sponded with an "amen."
Mr. Routhe said that he would
address the discrepancy of the
volume. However, he said that


Fire Chief Bud Evans (L) with Volunteer Fire Department
member Gary Mallios (R).


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March 7, 1997


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Department

The Lanark Village & St. James
Volunteer Fire Department gained
the assistance of a newly refur-
.bished Fire Rescue Vehicle on
February 4. The new vehicle,
which was purchased from the
Senior Citizens Center in 1995,
will be equipped with first re-
sponder and fire rescue items.
"We are gradually improving our
department and becoming much
more professional," noted Assis-
tant Fire Chief Gary Mallios. He
further stated that all volunteer
members were being trained as
first responders.
The Lanark Village & St. James
Volunteer Fire Department,
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process of site preparation for new
training grounds located just west
of the fire station. The department
will be able to conduct victim ex-
trication training on the new site.
The new site, in addition, will con-
tain a repelling tower and smoke
house. "This new site will be avail-
able to all fire departments in
Franklin County," said Mallios.
The new training grounds will be
ready for use by June on 1997.
The new additions to the volun-
teer fire department, said Mallios,
was obtained solely "through do-
nations. "No money from the
MSBU funding was used for these
things," added Mallios. He stated
that all clearing on the new train-
ing grounds was completed by
members of the volunteer fire de-
partment. Mr. Mallios extended
his appreciation to Lou Turner
and Gene Langston for donations
that made the new training
grounds possible for the volunteer
fire department.


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Coast Line

Publisher

Addressing

City on Trash

Services


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channels such as 6 and 28 were
sometimes a problem for the cable
provider because of their dis-
tances. "If there are any other
problems in the system," said
Routhe, "we can take care of those
problems."
"When you came for franchising,"
said resident Alex Moody, "you
promised that [channel] 6 would
be OK." Mr. Routhe responded
that he had never personally
made any such promise. Moody
said that the Cable Vision re-
presentative made the noted
problem.
Commissioner Jack Frye noted,
"everybody says what you want
them to until they get the con-
tract. Commissioner Grady Lowe
questioned whether Cable Vision
could install another relay be-
tween Franklin and Leon County
to improve the quality of the re-
ception. Routhe said that it would
cost too much to make such an
installation. "We don't care what
it costs y'all, we just want recep-
tion," said Frye. He also com-
plained that Cable Vision sent too
many different representatives to
the Apalachicola City Commission
to field the city's concerns.
"We have done everything that we
can do to get this problem solve,"
said Routhe. He said that he
would contact Channel 6 and re-
quest that one of their represen-
tatives meet with commun-
ity members to listen to their
concerns.
Commissioner Frye suggested
that, every time the cable provider
increased its fees, the City of
Apalachicola should rate the
company's rent in the county.
Routhe said that the recent in-
crease was a "cost of service" rate.
"But we're not getting served,"
said Howell.
The matter closed with the mayor
acknowledging that Routhe was,
essentially, only a pawn in the
cable provider's game. He then
thanked Routhe for meeting with
the city members.
For some reason, the city commis-
sion seems most at home when
focusing on issues of cable and
garbage: Somehow, the three
seem somehow made for another.
And, as long as man litters and
watches cable television, the city
commission will always have an
issue in which each member can
speak as authoritatively about
channel hopping as any
Shakespearean scholar could
about the role of betrayal in
"Julius Caesar." The cable is the
thing, men.


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to Assistant Fire Chief Tex
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"It will give us more capability,"
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The new vehicle contains a 250
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hose and three pump outlets. The
newly acquired vehicle was pur-
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lisher Chuck Spicer addressed the
Apalachicola City Commission
during a regular March 4 meet-
ing to express his concerns about
the trash service that has been
offered by the city.
Quoting Jimmy Durante in his
presentation, Spicer expressed
with tongue-in-cheek his grati-
tude toward resident Jimmie
Nichols for publicly informing the
city about the trash that sur-
rounded his local business, the
Candy Kitchen.
Spicer agreed that his property
was, indeed, littered with garbage.
However, he said that. the fault
was that of the local garbage col-
lection service. "Each month,"
said Spicer, "we have been billed
for trash collection services by the
city, but have not received the
promised service." He said that
the business had gone as much
as 1 month without such service.
"Apparently," he noted, "ours is
not an isolated case. It appears
that the service is best where the
rich folks live and less than ad-
equate where us less affluent folks
have property." He stressed, "the
bottom line is that the City has
been billing us for services we
have not been receiving."
Spicer noted that Mr. Nichols
served on the Beautification'Com-
mittee for the City ofApalachicola.
"Since the city doesn't participate
in selective enforcement, it only
stands that Mr. Nichols and the
city are truly concerned with
trash problems throughout the
city," said Spicer. He continued,
"Mr. Nichols selected an excellent
area in which to start his cleanup
campaign...wouldn't it be great if
the influential Mr. Nichols could
persuade all the Bowery landown-
ers, whoever they might be, to
show true concern for the beauty,
safety and well-being of the com-
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Carrabelle

City Meeting

By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle City Commission
regular meeting on March 1
turned into, a marathon 2-3/4
hours as commissioners
struggled with choosing an assis-
tant police chief and awarding a
bid for garbage collection in the
city. These were among the 16
items on the agenda.
On the garbage collection there
were only two bids. one from
Argus and the other from Waste
Management. On residential rates
the two company's bids were fairly
close. The Argus bid was 814.00
with a "toter" container supplied.
Waste Management bid S13.97
with toter. The larger differences
came on the commercial collec-
tion (see table).
Commissioner Jim Phillips said
that he would not even look at a
contract unless it had language
in it to the effect that, "all rate
changes are approved by the city
during the term of the contract.",
The commissioners pressed their
pencils to pads trying to figure out
what was the best contract be-
tween the two. They questioned
Argus as to how many of the 95
gallon toters were picked up from
small businesses in the town.
Commissioner Buz Putnal said,
"The only fair way is to know how
many customers have the various
kinds of containers." John
McKnight asked, "Which one did
not bid twice a week for resi-
dences?" and was told "Argus."
At one point the commissioners
made a written vote and Argus
was given three votes, Waste Man-
agement two. The representative
from Waste Management said,
"Excuse me, but were you all vot-
ing just then." He went on to point
out that Waste Management's
lower bid on the 95 gallon con-
tainers was 83.50 cheaper on
once a week and 87.00 cheaper
on twice a week pickups.
In the end they tabled the award-
ing of the bid to a special meeting
to be held on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Argus agreed to supply the com-
missioners with a list of numbers
of customers in the various sizes.
In other business: Cliff Nunnery
received approval on his request
to place R.V. sites at Bayou Har-
bor Marina.
William M. Wells asked for clarifi-
cation of the zoning on a piece of
land opposite the old Ned
Ferguson house on Hightay 98


Artist of

the Month

of February


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By Rene Topping
Carolyn Hatcher, of Carrabelle
Beach, has been named Artist of
the Month of February by her fel-
low artists of the Carrabelle Art-
ists Association. Her work was on
display in the front lobby of the
Carrabelle Branch of the
Apalachicola Bank for the entire
month.
Ms. Hatcher began painting at a
time when her husband Bob, was
in the Navy, She says a friend
asked her to accompany her to an
art class in Newport. R.I. As some-
times happens in life, Ms. Hatcher
was the one who was bitten bv the
bug and found that painting filled
some of the lonely hours when she
and her husband were apart.
She said. I believe that all hu-
mans have an artistic talent-
some never try. I am so happy that
I chanced to go to that class and
found a new life in art. I painted
quite a bit during times when my
husband was at sea. It was my
time to work out feelings."
Many of the paintings she has
done are still-lifes or portraits.
She said that she can only paint
when she has inspiration. "I see
a group of articles that seem to
have joined together in a beauti-
ful whole or a child whose eyes
are wide with joy in discovering
something new. The eyes are the
important part of any portrait.
They mirror the soul of the
person."
However, since she and her hus-
band have built their retirement
home on Carrabelle Beach and
she has a front row view on the
differing moods of the St. George
Sound. she is anxious to try sea-
scapes. Pointing to the deck that
overlooks the sugar white sand
beach with the waves rolling gen-
tly in, she said, "The water is tem-
peramental and has so many col-


west. According to Alan Pierce the
piece was left blank on the city
maps but was marked as com-
mercial on the county maps. Alan
Pierce said, "this kind of thing
happens, we call it a scrivener's
error." Commissioners approy-
ed the zoning to be declared
commercial.
Earline Bray was turned down on
a request to rezone lots 1 through
10, Block 124 Picketts Addition
from R1 to R2 to permit mobile
homes. Commissioner Jim
Phillips said. "We have turned
down every other request for this
type of rezoning."
Bill McCartney of Baskerville and
Donovan told the Commissioners
that they had 8183.000 to spend
on the Riverwalk. He suggested
that the commissioners award the
bid for the pavilion to North
Florida for their bid of S131,730.
He asked the commission to give
him permission to fall back to the
Poloronis bid for 5145.000 if for
any reason the North Florida com-
pany did not wish to go ahead at
the price they had bid. The com-
mission will apply for another
grant to finish the Riverwalk in
the next grant phase.
Nita Molsbee appeared before the
commission to request a change
in use on 9-1/2 acres of land in
Baywood Estates as agent for Ben
Watkins. The change would be
from agricultural to 1 acre resi-
dence on three lots. Molsbee
stated that there would be no
mobile homes. Molsbee said that
she has an acre of land on which,
she pays $255 taxes. "We've got
to have a tax base. Carrabelle
hasn't got a tax base."
The commissioners asked about
the road to the property and
George Jackson said he had been
carrying shell out for a customer
and the roads were not in real
good condition. City attorney Bill
Webster said that if the commis-
sioners changed the land use they
would also have to change the
zoning to Rl, which is rated one
house per acre. He added that
three or more lots would have to
be declared a subdivision and
would have to comply with all
subdivision rules including roads.
This could be a problem on a road
that the city did not own, main-
tain or control. In the end the
commissioners approved, the
request.
Ruby Litton sent in a request for
information as to one city lot be-
ing buildable if it had water
but no sewer. The answer was
negative.
The commissioners took up the
matter of whether the streets in
Sun and Sand had been taken
over by the city and decided that


ors and changes, even in the
length of one day. I will be trying
to put some of that beauty and
majesty on canvas."
Continuing her musings on art,
she added "Pictures are like
books-each person can read so
much into each painting and see
them in a different way." Ms
Hatcher has never sold any of her
paintings but has given many
away to family and friends. Some-
times with artist friends she will
offer, "I'll give you one of mine for
one of yours." Her walls show a
collage of different styles as she
displays a variety of those works.
In addition to her painting she
sometimes is moved to express
herself in the form of poetry. "So
far, I have written and put them
away." she said. Still she feels the
urge to put into words such things
as the magic of an evening on the
outer deck watching the flashing
signals of the glow worms,
She is satisfied with the life she
has saying, "I married a naval of-
ficer-over forty years ago-and
have had a good life filled with
travel and good people. We have
two sons and three grandchil-
dren." She smiled as she said. "I
must admit I have fallen in love
with Carrabelle and hope to spend
many years on this lovely beach."
Right now she is working on a dif-
ferent form of painting as she and
her husband put the finishing
touches to railings on their home
opposite the lighthouse.


they had been voted on and the
change had been signed by the
Mayor. Commissioners decided to
accept the map as signed by. the
mayor. Commissioners decided to
advertise right away for a police
officer.
Commissioners decided not to
approve a proposed contract
granting a franchise to Cable Vi-
sion for providing cable service to
the city. The matter was tabled to
the next meeting.
Commissioners approved pay-
ment on a grant-reimbursable
payment in the amount of
$25.000 to Brown Marine Service
for placing the two vessels "Atlas"
and "Moonlighter" on the pro-
posed new artificial reef. The work
is all done;
Commissioners approved Resolu-
tion 1-97 that provides for a joint
agreement to construct 10 T Han-
gars at Carrabelle Thompson Air-
port and to purchase and install
a fuel farm at the airport. Costs
will be borne in the following man-
ner: Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) 8164.000 (50%),
Hudson Aircraft $124,000, B.P.
Oil Company $30,000, and'the
City of Carrabelle $10.000. The
city has the money from timber
sales. All the buildings will belong
to the city after a long lease. Com-
missioners approved the resolu-
tion.
Commissioners approved a
$27.555 task order for engineer-
ing and engineering services at
Carrabelle Thompson Airport -
Hudson Air, T-Hangars. Taxiway
and FBO (fuel) facility.
Commissioners approved pay-
ment of $8,550 to Baskerville and
Donovan for work on Phase 1
planning of a sewer rehabilitation
project. Mayor Charles Millender
announced that he had sent let-
ters to several citizens in an ef-
fort to clean up yards.
At a special meeting held at 5 p.m.
on Thursday March 6, with three
commissioners present, Buz
Putnal, George Jackson, and Jim
Phillips. Waste Management was
declared the lowest and best bid
and will begin collecting
Carrabelle garbage as of April 1.


N.J.R.O.T.C.

Fundraiser

On Thursday March 13th, the
Wakulla High School Navy Jun-
ior Reserve Officer's Training
Corps (N.J.R.O.T.C.) will be hav-
ing a fundraiser. They will be hold-
ing a bingo at the V.F.W. post'
4538 in Panacea. The bingo will..
start at 7:00 p.m. with early birds '
beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will'
be three jackpots of $150.00 each.
In addition there will be some' nice
door prizes. The V.F.W. post is lo-
cated on highway 98. There is a
non-smoking area at the post. Aid
Association for Lutherans branch
6813 from Trinity Lutheran
Church in Medart is providing
8700.00 in matching funds for
this fundraiser.
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Ted Metzler
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Approximately 100 residents at-
tended the Twelfth Annual Fash-
ion Show and Luncheon hosted
by the Yaupon Garden Club on
March 1 at the Franklin County
Senior Citizens Center in
Carrabelle.
The fashion show began with a
Scottish dance performance by
Jully, Leonard and Valerie Hamp-
ton with Allyn Jasper. The perfor-
mance was supported by the clas-
sic music of Pavane. The four in-
dividuals were clothed in Scottish
garb created by Jully Hampton.
Following the Scottish dance, resi-
dents Beaulah- Villenger and
Nancy Mock appeared in modeled
clothing from Island Cotton. Con-
tinuing, Ms. Mock and Allison
Elliott modeled clothing from
Artemis Gallery.
The fashion show also featured
models Elizabeth Eller. Michele
Kaboli, Mandy Kaboli and Robin
Hall in clothing fashioned by Two
Gulls. Those models appearing in
Special Fashions included Grace
and Rachel Carnish. Shirley
Walker, Allison Elliott and Allyn
Jasper.
Two different dance acts were also
featured at the event. Residents
Bonnie Stephenson and Robbie
Smith entertained the audience
with two different line dance per-
formances. In addition. Cliff
Blankenship amazed audience
members with his musical taps.
With musical accompaniment.
Blankenship clogged his way
around audience members in his
shiny white foot wear.
Most of the fashion show's musi-
cal support was provided by Wil-
liam Pearson. Residents LaVere
Clawson and Jo Woods served as
moderators for the event. Resi-
dents Mary McSweeney and Helen
Schmidt served as the event's co-
chairpersons. In addition to her
role as co-chairperson, Ms.
McSweeney also served as model
coordinator. Table decorations for
the luncheon were provided by
Millie Van Hamm, LaVere
Clawson, Helen Schmidt and
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the area."
Mr. Spicer announced that he
would "heartily endorse" such a
campaign to clean up the City of
Apalachicola. "We will even offer
Mr. Nichols free space in our
Coast Line publication to list the
names of Bowery property own-
ers who have voluntarily cleaned
up their property and made our
community a much more beauti-
ful place." said Spicer.
In other business:


*The board agreed to waive a 8200
fee as requested by Gulf Coast
Community College to conduct a
free play at the community cen-
ter. The board did not, however.
agree to waive a 825 fee for the
use of the noted facility.
*The board agreed that they had
no problem with the FDEP Dredge
and Fill Permit for Riverside As-
sociates in Carrabelle.
*The board announced that city
building inspector Jim Stefanko
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Camp Johnston License Plate
By Rene Topping
George Jackson, owner of Jackson's Ace Hardware, in Carrabelle,
has donated a World War II vehicle license plate with Camp Gordon
Johnston stamped on it and bearing the number 634 Florida, to the
Camp Gordon Johnston Association. It will be added to the collection
of memorabilia of the old World War II camp, presently housed at the
American Legion Post in Lanark.
Jackson explained that he is a collector of old license plates and he
came upon this one in a really roundabout way. He said he met an
old Englishman who owned a place out at Avenue F and 6th Street,
in Carrabelle, and who had found the old plate while cleaning out an
old junk filled shed. He said he immediately told the man that "If you
ever decide to part with this plate I would like to have it," and the
man promised him he would do so.
Several years passed by and Jackson figured that the man had for-
gotten when another man showed him the plate and said that he had
traded something for it. Once more Jackson said "If you ever want
to..." A little later the man brought the plate in and asked Jackson if
he was still open to a trade. Jackson, of course was eager and now he
says "For the life of me I cannot remember what I traded with."
Jackson said that he had had no intention of parting with it. He said,
"I really admire what all those folks in the Camp Gordon Association
are doing that I looked at it and just decided that I would donate it."
Jackson has a fairly extensive collection. He said however he had one
plate he would never give or trade for any amount. "It is the last
license plate that belonged to Miss Tillie Miller, the midwife the
Carrabelle Bridge was named after. It was the last one she ever had.
I thought a lot of that lady."
Miss Tillie was at one time the only medical help the town had. She
also birthed many a baby who have grown up to be some of the.town's
leading citizens. When the bridge was named a search went on for
the last "Tillie Miller boy and girl." No one was really sure but in the
end-Keith Mock and Susie Allen claimed the title and helped cut the
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By Rene Topping
There will be a noticeable differ-
ence in the amount of the water
bills facing Carrabelle residents in
the next month's billings. Com-
missioners voted to approve Or-
dinance Number 257 which sets
forth new rates and regulations.
Any user of the services of the
water works will now pay the fol-
lowing rates: First 3,000 gallons
will be $12.11, which will also be
the minimum bill. The next 3,000.
gallons will be $2.00 per 1,000
gallons, and the next 10,000 will
also be charged at $2.00 per
1,000 gallons. Users outside of
city limits will pay, 1.45% of the
inside city limit users' rate.
No one will be allowed to connect


onto.the water system without
written consent of the City. When
connecting to the city the City
Plumbing Inspector should be
called to inspect. The owner will
be responsible for the pipes that
connect to the system and for
keeping them in good order.
A penalty of 10 percent will be
added to any bill that is paid later
than-10 days after billing. If the
water bill remains unpaid for 15
days the meter may be discon-
nected. Reconnections will be
charged at a rate of $29.00 dur-
ing regular working hours and
$30.00 after hours. The charge for
meter reinstallation will be
$65.00.
Nobody will be permitted to re-
ceive water service without pay-
ing for it. The system will be fully
metered with separate connec-
tions for each unit.
This ordinance was adopted on
March 3, 1997, and was effective
after that date.


New Assistant Chief Hired

By Rene Topping
Jonnathan Riley was named assistant chief of the Carrabelle Police
department at the Carrabelle Commission regular monthly meeting
on March 1. The five commissioners had to vote five times until they
finally got a majority. Riley has been an officer in the department for
almost 1 year. One of the conditions of the promotion was that Riley
would have to serve a 1-year probation and the other was that he
would not get a raise in salary.
Police Commissioner George Jackson said that he felt good about the
choice. "he [Riley] is real sharp. He is young but he is getting right
into things." He added that he felt either Fred Jetton or Riley would
have been a good choice.
Jackson brought along a monthly report on police activity in Carrabelle
during the month of February. He said the printing of the January
report had brought five people to his hardware store to tell him how
pleased they were to have the activity publicized.
The report for February showed that thedepartment had arrested. 15
persons. Two were arrested for.burglary, two were arrested for drug
related offenses, one on a warrant, two on aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon, four for disorderly intoxication, possession of alcohol
by a minor, and three for in dealing in stolen property.
In other calls answered there were 4 for leaving a gas station without
paying; 23 disturbance calls; 16 trespass agreements; answered 13
alarms; unlocked 11 vehicles; 6 county assists; 5 calls answered for
the county; 4 criminal mischief; 2 dog complaints; 9 tickets issued; 4
emergency medical service assists; 1 fire department assist; 1 prowler;
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Port Authority is Target

of Critical FDEP Report

The performance by the Carrabelle Port and Airport Authority (CPAA)
in attracting commercial business to Timber Island was referred to
as "poor" and "unsatisfactory" in a November 22, 1996, report by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) Office of
Inspector General; based on that performance, the report indicated
that the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund
had "sufficient grounds" to terminate their lease with the Port
Authority.
The report by the Office of Inspector General was made in order to
address concerns that were identified by the FDEP's Bureau of Land
Management Services. Those concerns included: (1) compliance of
the Port Authority with lease terms and (2) a request by the Port
Authority to change the rent payment clause.
COMPLIANCE WITH LEASE TERMS
According to the report, the Port Authority was required by a perfor-
mance clause to secure at least 50 percent of its leased property un-
der active subleases. Within 5 years of the final approval of the Devel-
opment of Regional Impact (DRI) or 7 years of the lease agreement,
the Port Authority was required to demonstrate to the State that it
had "substantially developed the leased premises."
"In the 11 years since the lease was made," the report noted, "the
CPAA has been successful in attracting only one business to the Is-
land, Bevis and Associates." The report cited that, since Bevis and
Associates occupied only 10 acres, less than 20 percent of the avail-
able land was under an active sublease. "Division of State Lands
management decided not to enforce this lease requirement in a con-
tinuing effort to afford the CPAA every opportunity to fulfill its devel-
opment goals," noted the report.
REQUEST FOR CHANGE IN RENT PAYMENT
CLAUSE
The Port Authority requested in September 1995 that the Board of
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund amend its lease to
reduce the rental payment to $1 annually for the next 99 years. In
December 1995, the Port Authority revised its request to $1 annually
for the next 27 years.
"In making the request," noted the report, "the CPAA cited potential
inability to repay projected bond financing if rental income was split
with the state."
Initially, the rental payments required of the Port Authority were com-
posed of two parts: a base and variable rental amount. The base
amount, which was to be paid in advance, was to be calculated on
the fair market rental value of the subleased property. The variable
amount required that the Port Authority share revenue with the State
that was received from its subleases.
In May 1995, the Division of State Lands concluded that the Port
Authority had not produced sufficient revenue to warrant the collec-
tion of rental fees. "However," the report noted, "Division of State Lands
staff concluded that the lease should continue to be monitored and
when sufficient revenues are derived from the use of the property, a
rental fee be determined."
"Based on our review and information provided by the CPAA and
their engineering consultant," the report concluded, "we believe the
CPAA has not adequately supported the requested amendment to the
lease payment clause. The CPAA has had a poor performance record
over the term of the lease."
REPORT QUESTIONS VIABILITY OF
RECREATION MARINA
The Port Authority recently agreed to change its development plan for
'Timber Island from a commercial seafood and light manufacturing
park to a recreational marina. With the assistance of Baskerville-
Donovan, Inc., a conceptual plan was drafted to reflect the Port
Authority's proposed development plans. Some of those proposed
development items included a recreational marina with the capacity
to dock 102 boats, a dry boat storage with the capacity to secure 100
boats, an RV park with 42 lots, three outdoor swimming pools, tennis
courts, picnic areas, a bed and breakfast and parking'space for 352
cars.
In response to the proposed development, the report questioned the
fiscal viability of the conceptual plan. "Little formal effort seems to
have been put into evaluating the economic or engineering feasibility
of the plan," the report noted. The firm's project manager, the report
continued, was unable to provide financial statements or any other
financial feasibility studies regarding the development project. In ad-
dition, the report indicated that one Port Authority member indicated
to the FDEP that the conceptual plan "went far beyond the needs of
the community or economic reality."
The cost of completing the proposed development project on Timber
Island was estimated at $4 million. Half of the noted amount, the
report indicated, was requested from the U.S. Department of Com-
merce Economic Development Authority; the remaining amount, the
report noted, would be borrowed. 'The CPAA indicates that a loan for
$2 million will be necessary to further the development plans for Tim-
ber Island," the report noted, "this loan would result in an annua!
debt service of approximately $150,000 per year." According to the
report, the debt payment would be made from marina rentals and
from existing lease fees and fees from other commercial leases. "How-
ever," the report reiterated, "the CPAA has been successful in attract-
ing only one commercial sublease in 11 years."
The report concluded that, even if the development project was fea-
sible, amendments may need to be made to the legislation and to the
DRI. "Based on past performance," the report added, "we also ques-
tion whether the CPAA will be able to attract the necessary commer-
cial sublessees to adequately service the debt that would be incurred
for improving Timber Island even if no rent payments are made to the
state."
OTHER FACTORS
The report noted that, upon review of the Port Authority, it was alerted
to an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for possible
misuse of grant funds that were awarded to the CPAA. The report
observed that, in the late 1980's, the Port Authority received a grant
for $519,000 to construct a wastewater treatment plant and collec-
tion system near the Carrabelle air strip. "The system," noted the
report, "which was originally designed to accommodate substantial
amounts of wastewater which would be generated by a seafood and
marine industrial park, has never been operational because the sew-
age generated by Timber Island has never justified operating the plant."
The report recommended that any negative findings that resulted from
the current investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation be
used in considering a lease termination.
RECOMMENDATION
The report recommended that the Division of State Lands notify the
Port Authority that their lease performance has been unsatisfactory.
The Division of State Lands, the report recommended, should evalu-
ate whether or not immediate lease termination was advisable. The
report further recommended that, if immediate termination was not
initiated, the Port Authority be required to submit a formal develop-
ment plan complete with an amended DRI, an engineering study and
a financial feasibility study to the FDEP. The feasibility study, the
report noted, should include the economic impact and sources of
financing availability.
FDEP SECRETARY SETS DEADLINE


In a February 14, 1997, letter of correspondence from FDEP Secre-
tary Virginia Wetherell to CPAA Chairperson Donald Wood, Ms.
Wetherell informed Wood that the Port Authority would be given
18 months to acquire the above noted documentation (see
recommendation).
"It has always been my intention to cooperate with the City of
Carrabelle and the CPAA in any way possible while," noted Wetherell,
"at the same time, upholding the public trust of the Board of Trust-
ees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund."


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Cook off and Auction reached
another money milestone with the
15th annual fund raiser last Sat-
urday, March 1, 1997. As of
mid-week, the various "depart-
ments" have reported revenues
totaling over $78,000. There are
still some funds to be brought into
the final tally. What started as a
fund raiser for a couple who had
lost their home to a fire 15 years
ago has now become the chief
founder for the St. George Island
fire department and first re-
sponder units and a regional chili
competition.
The plans for spending the pro-
ceeds of the 15th annual fund
raiser arid those to be held in the
future are ambitious as well. Two
additional trucks are contem-
plated by Jay Abbott, Fire Chief.
"This will involve a pumper truck,
and a ladder truck, along with an
expansion of the existing fire de-
partment headquarters on the is-
land." The plans have been drawn
for the addition to the existing fire
department and permits are
pending. In the Plantation, a pri-
vate residential development on
the island, another department
building is under construction, to
be paid for by the Plantation
Owner's Association (POA). That
facility will be equipped and
manned by the St. George Island
volunteers. The new equipment
will cost well above $400,000, so
the Cook Off goals are still very
much continuing priorities.
The island volunteer department
is equipped with state-of-the-art
gear, comparing very favorably
with larger towns staffed by pro-
fessional fire fighters. Island vol-
unteers attend formal training
courses recommended by the
State Fire Marshal's Office oi a
regular basis, and refresh their
techniques fighting fires of vari-
ous types.
The Charity Chili Cook Off also
provides funds for specialized ra-
dio equipment used by the first
responders. MSBU funds from the
County are also used for fire pre-
vention and first responder activi-
ties but these are not enough.
Thus, while the tally for the 15th
fund raiser continues to be im-
pressive, the continuing costs of
operating the voluntary fire and
responder units are also climb-
ing.
There will be a continuing need
for the Cook Off and other fund-
raising projects for some time to
come.
All cash awards, and prizes and
plaques were supplied through
the courtesy of TAYLOR'S
BUILDING SUPPLY, with stores
in Eastpoint and Tallahassee.


Red Pepper 5K Run- Results-Females


March 1, 1997 Category Name


1st Place Overall


Time -

20:56


Fran McLean


1st Place-SGI Resident
Pam Shaw
Age 9 and Under-no entrants


Age 10-14
1st Place
2nd Place
Age 15-19-no entrants
Age 20-29
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Age 30-39
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place


Category Name Time


1st Place Overall


Charlie Johnson


1st Place-SGI Resident
Hobson Fulmer


Age 9 and Under
1st Place
no other entrants
Age 10-14
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Age 15-19
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Age 20-29
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place




Age 30-39
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place










Age 40-49
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place











Age 40-49
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place


Justin Unger


Tyler Fulmer
Michael Rabulosh
Ryan Beavers

Jeff Edmiston
Rein Furr
Joseph Milts
Manny Londono

Brian Z
Mark Delegal
Mike Brown
Robert Reskin
Matt Browe
Scott Whitney
Tim Whitney

Tim Unger
Josh Simpson
Andrew Maurey
Bruce Moore
Clay Ganwiser
Tom Rezzarday,
John Eaton
Frank Flynn
Pat Flynn
John Ferty
Neal Walker
B. Buzzett
Chris Chason
Juhn Kovals

Bob Prentiss
Patrick Bailey
John Stacklyn
Steve McClain
Ed Hart
Richard Addison
Willianm Lonyo
Mark Phillips
Joe Johnson
Mason Elean
Alan Pieree
John Ackerly
John Shamres
Davis Bell
Mark Stafford


17:57

20:36

37:22


21:19
25:54
26:59

21:09
21:23
22:10
26:00

19:40
23:31
23:34
23:41
25:51
33:21
49:59

18:06
18:35
18:55
20:08
20:15
21:17
21:39
22:24
22:26
24:06
24:41
26:55
27:35


20:13
21:41
22:11
22:27
22:35
22:58
24:30
24:40
24:48
25:20
27.39
31:38
36:19
44:22
49:00


Age 40-49
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place


Age 50-59
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place


Age 30-39
1st Place
2nd Place


Pat Weidenbenner 21:29
Royce Hodge 21:45
Ray Hanlon 22:42
Alan Edwards 24:22
Ron Brown 25:29
Shaun Donahoe 25:44
J. Stockwell 26:30
Ray Graham 26.30
George McCreery 27:01
Marvin Collins 27:00 "" SR
Lee Wolfe 27:04 4 .j
Pete Skinner 28:07 v
Barry Isenberg 28:49
George Brown 28:54
Homer Ooten 34:15


Kayla Lee
Jenny Edmiston



Leslie O'Dell
Andra Fertig
Ginger Delegal
Michelle Lastinger

Kathy Mora
Hillary Brigham
Kelly Buzzett
Clair Ragans
Melanie Lindsay
Kathy Kowels
Laurie Miller
Molly McKinstry
Amy Schrimper

Kathy Weiss
Joy Opheim
Jane Gurmier
Christie Koontz
Ellen Beavers
Sue Delegal
Helen Whitley
Pam Hart
Juliet Stacklyn
Sue Skinner
Peeker Clemins
Jeanni McMillan
Judy Shultz
Donna St:alford

Gall DeLozier
Joan Ackerly
Catherine Lee
Deby Bachman
Yvonne Miels

Rosemary Evans
LaVerne Romanik


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World Renowned Chili f
David Foote, Tom Ogletree
118 West 3rd Street
Sylacauga, AL 35150
2nd Place: r
Dragons Breath Chili
Chuck Hoff T H A N K"
1132 S. Roosevelt Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209-2949
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Doc J's Chili Clinic
Jim Hendrick
P.O. Box 12251
Roanoke, VA 24024 -
4th Place: -1
The Smokehouse Gang 3 ,
Ronnie Eavenson'' i
RR1 Box 411 -
E. Creekview Drive
Lizella, GA 31052 .
5th Place: I Geoge Mair
"Chili" By Tuxedo Bill Auctioneer Courtland
Bill Lundy L owe
626 Oakdale Drive
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Showmanship
(Activity at Booth) T All the Chili Heads, Corporate
1st Place:s s Vpki
T.J.'s Double Dog Chili S l,-c r
3387 Chatsworth Lane Sponsors, Volunteers, Cooks,
Orlando, FL 328129
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Tampa, FL 33634 Donors,

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Oliver's Flaming Chili .
Jim and Chris Oliver
3009 Mink Way ., '
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Miss Chili Pepper
Martha Tuno .
Rep. "M" & "M" Chili Compu-t
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Want To Award"
Georgia Weller -
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Current World Champion
She will remain World "".
Champion until she defends her
title in October of 1997.
Crock Pot Chili
1st Place:
Dan Coutes '
2nd Place:
Annetta Hartsfield
Tallahassee, Florida
Claire Sanders
St. George Island, Florida ,--" '-,h frnrs.
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Published every other Friday


"Merely

Players" to

Appear in

Newell

Concert

By George Chapel
Cleo Holladay and Rex Partington,
with their daughter, Dixie, and
their son, Tony, will give a pro-
gram of theater and music en-
titled "Merely Players" for the Ilse
Newell Fund for the Performing
Arts series on Sunday, March 16,
at 4 p.m. in Trinity Church,
Apalachicola. A donation of $2 per
adult and $1 per child accompa-
nied by an adult will be asked at
the door from those not holding
season tickets. The Ilse Newell
Fund for the Performing Arts is
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, Inc.
"Merely Players" is a theatrical
potpourri of excerpts, scenes,
monologues, and songs from
stage plays, Broadway musicals,
opera, and cabaret. R. Bedford
Watkins, retired Professor of Key-
board, Illinois-Wesleyan Univer-
sity is musical accompanist for
the production.
A reception for the donors to the
Ilse Newell Fund will follow at
Magnolia, the home of Anna and
Douglas Gaidry, the historic
Orman-Butterfield house at 151
Fifth Street, Apalachicola, until 7
p.m.
REX PARTINGTON, a native New
Yorker, veteran of World War II,
and a graduate of Syracuse Uni-
versity, has been an actor or stage
manager with six Broadway plays,
including "The Matchmaker" and
"My Fair Lady." He was the origi-
nal production manager of the
Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Min-
neapolis.
In the 1950's, Sir Tyrone Guthrie
advocated a return to open stage
techniques in his production of
Shakespeare at the Edinburgh
International Festival of Music
and Dance. Moving to Stratford,
Ontario, Guthrie designed the
Festival Theater, which represents
a fusion of the classical audito-
rium with the stage of
Shakespeare. The experiment,
with modifications, was repeated
in 1963 with stage designer Tanya
Moiseyevich at Minneapolis,
where the Guthrie Theater exhib-
its a studied asymmetry in plan


and section.
Rex was also founder-producer of
Heartland Productions, a mid-
west touring company, and artis-
tic director of the Barter Theater
in Virginia. He retired to
Apalachicola-St. George Island in
1993.
The Barter Theater (an experi-
mental state theater) was estab-
lished in Abingdon, Virginia, by
Helen Fritch and Robert
Porterfield during the depression
in 1933. Life there revolves about
an inn, theater, workshop, and
dormitory in a collegiate setting.
The name, Barter Theater, was
derived from the accepting of
goods as payment for tickets.
CLEO HOLLADAY has been a pro-
fessional actress since 1952,
when she was chosen for Barter
Theater's Virginia Award. Selected
by Mary Martin in 1955 for the
Barter's National Award, she be-
came the only person ever to win
both competitions.
She appeared on Broadway in
Sidney Kingeley's "Lunatics and
Lovers" with Buddy Hackett and
in the original disaster film "Air-
port" as Abby the Reservation
Clerk, and in Granada
Television's acclaimed "Brides-
head Revisited," which was filmed
on board the QE2" in the
mid-Atlantic.
Regional theater credits include
performances at the beloved Old
Log Theatre in Excelsior, Minne-
sota, Memphis Arena Theatre,
American Revels, Cleveland Play-
house, Warehouse Theatre, and
Barter.
Since moving to Florida, Miss
Holladay has done film work with
her husband of 43 years, Rex
Partington, for Ecoventures and
the Department of Justice.
The Partingtons have been active
in promoting the Dixie Theater
project in Apalachicola.
DIXIE PARTINGTON studied at
Webber Douglas Academy of Dra-
matic Art, Ltd., in London and the
Drama Studio London at Berkley
in California. She has appeared
at the Old Log Theater in Excel-
sior Minnesota, Climb Theater
Company in St. Paul and the Olde
West Dinner Theater in Tennes-
see. Dixie spent several seasons
with the Barter Theater in Vir-
ginia. A certified stage combatant,
she enjoyed two seasons with the
Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
Since arriving in North Florida,
Dixie has continued to work in
film, video and voice.
TONY PARTINGTON has enjoyed


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a career as both an actor and a
singer. As a vocalist, he has per-
formed at the Trump Plaza in At-
lantic City, Virginia's famed
Homestead Resort and in Ja-
maica. He created the role of
President Truman's aide in the
opera, "Here I Stand," and has
sung additional tenor roles with
the Curtis Institute Opera in
Philadelphia and the Philmont
Opera in.Wilmington, Delaware.
He produced the award-winning
weekly series, "Singer's Spotlight,"
for National Public Radio, and has
produced and directed in both
theater and opera throughout the
country.
As an actor, Mr. Partington has
appeared in regional theater and
on film and in television. Credits
include, "The Dead Poet's Society"
with Robin Williams, "Kahn the
Warrior," and NBC 's "Unsolved
Mysteries."
Mr. Partington is a member of
Actors' Equity Association, the
American Federation of Television
and Radio Artists, and The Screen
Actors Guild. He is also listed in
the prestigious publication, Who's
Who in Entertainment.


Lions Club

Approves

Donation

The Carrabelle Lions Club ap-
proved a donation of $200 to the
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church on February 26. Church
officials will add the Lions Club
donation to a general fund that
will be used for major roof repairs.
Lions Club member Ken Mansuy
also agreed to match the club's
donation on a one-for-one basis.


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Band members perform at Extravaganza Event in recogni-
tion of Black History Month.
Although weather conditions in- uled for the Extravaganza, but
terfered with the Extravaganza were postponed due to weather
Event held in Apalachicola in rec- conditions. Philosophically, Ms.
ognition of Black History Month, Mount-Simmons noted, "It didn't
event coordinator Elinor Mount- go as planned because of the
Simmons stated that the Extrava- weather, but we'll try it again next
ganza would become an annual year."
event in the community. .- I


The Extravaganza, which was
held on 8th Street by the recre-
ation center, featured a perfor-
mance by the Christian Commu-
nity Marching Band and Drill. A
basketball tournament, which
was coordinated by Granville
Crooms, was also held.
Many other events were sched-


Young Band Members

Receive Valuable Advice


memberss from the Christian Com-
munity Marching Band and Drill
in Apalachicola received an un-
likely visitor on February 26 in
college sophomore Adrian Green
with the FAMU Marching 100.
Mr. Green, a trumpet player with
the Marching 100, said that he
was several blocks from the,Love
Center when he heard the sound
of band instruments. Intrigued,
Adrian Green headed toward the
sound of'the music. When he
reached the Love Center on 10th
Street, he saw nearly 70 young
band members practicing in the
chilly February weather.
"I enjoyed seeing the kids," said
Green, "I saw a lot of potential out
there. There were definitely some
future FAMU band members'out
there." Mr. Green commended
band director Temolynn Wintons
for her work with the children. He
said that Ms. Wintons was doing
what he hoped to do in his home
town of Quincy.


Ms. ountL-Simmons said tULat
Many of the Black History Month
events were being held in the area
churches, rather than in the city
recreation center on 8th Street.
"Because of the dismal and des-
picable condition of the recreation
center," said Mount-Simmons,
"we've had to use the churches for
our community activities."


Soccer Coach is Honored by Team

Carrabelle Panther soccer coach Michael Allen was the man of the
hour on February 26 at the Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin County
Public Library as he was honored by team members with a plaque,
certificate, T-shirt and gift certificate from Julia Mae's Restaurant.
fi '


The children gathered around Mr.
Green as he provided them with
words of advice. Green com-
mended the children for their
dedication. He told them that, if
they hoped to improve on their
band skills, they needed to con-
tinue to practice in all kinds of
weather conditions. He com-
mended the band members for
practicing in such cold weather.
At the conclusion of his address,
several of the young band mem-
bers approached Mr. Green for an
autograph. For the FAMU trum-
pet player, this was the first time.
that she had ever been asked for
an atograph.
Band Director Temolynn Wintons
described Mr. Green's advice to
the children as "excellent." She
noted, "it really confirmed the
things that I've been telling the
kids every day. He made pos-
itive comments that were
encouraging."


... ....

(From Left to Right) Assistant Librarian Jackie Gay, Com-
missioner Bevin Putnal, Library staff member Ada Scott
and Representative JaneGale Boyd.


Library

Receives

State Aid

By Kris Halstrom
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary in Eastpoint hosted an
award ceremony of a different
kind on Thursday, February 27.
Local library supporters were on
hand as State Representative
JaneGale Boyd (D) handed
Carrabelle branch manager
Jackie Gay a check for
$11,579.00. The check is half of
what the library will receive this
year from the State Aid to Librar-
ies grant program.
County Commissioner Bevin
Putnal, Friends of the Library
president Cliff Butler, Wilderness
Coast Public Libraries (WILD)
Central Administrator Cheryl
Turner and Eastpoint Green-
thumb front desk worker Ada
Scott were just some of those


present for the brief ceremony.
"She was very nice," Ms. Scott
said of Rep. Boyd. "She was just
in a hurry." Rep. Boyd ran behind
schedule, keeping the crowd, in-
cluding members of the local me-
dia, eagerly awaiting her arrival.
The program, started in 1961 to
support libraries throughout the
state, provides annual matching
operating grants to qualifying
counties. The match is based on
each library's local funding. For
the Franklin County Public Li-
brary, that means a match of the
money received from sources like
the county, Friends of the Library
fundraising and private donors.
WILD also received a check from
the state for $135,060.50. WILD
is a cooperative serving the resi-
dents of Franklin, Jefferson, and
Wakulla counties. By forming
WILD, people of Franklin County
gained a library and service to
Wakulla and Jefferson counties
was ensured. The WILD'coopera-
tive is administered from a cen-
tral office in Crawfordville and
serves'the public with four librar-


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As more money is raised locally
the State Aid to Libraries grant
will grow. With two branches, an
award-winning youth program
and a rapidly expanding adult lit-
eracy program, the Franklin
County Public Library is sure to
keep growing. The State Aid grant
will be used for such things as the
purchase of books, books on tape,
videos, book repair supplies, soft-
ware, subscriptions and office
supplies. The money is given in
two parts, with the second check
coming later this fiscal year.


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The Franklin Chronicle 7 March 1997 Page 9


Literacy

Workers

Receive

Advanced

Training

By Kris Halstrom
Local literacy workers filled their
brains with new ideas last week
at the Florida Literacy Coalition's
annual Conference in Jackson-
ville. The conference included re-
gional networking meetings, semi-
nars and training workshops for
literacy workers throughout the
state of Florida. Two new VISTA
workers, Terrah Crum and Linda
Crosby, tutor Kris Halstrom and
Franklin County Adult Reading
Program (FCARP) coordinator,
Bonnie Segree, attended the 4-day
conference during the week of
February 24.
Ms. Crum and Ms. Crosby, who
have been on the job for only
2 weeks, attended a variety of
workshops, giving them a solid in-
troduction to teaching techniques
and philosophies. "I enjoyed it, "
said Ms. Crosby, who attended
sessions on kinetic learning, link-
ing workforce development and
literacy programs, helping adults
build confidence on job searches,
and adult tutoring tips. In 'The
Missing Link to Literacy," Ms.
Crosby learned about the role of
physical movement in learning.
"Some people are hyper and they
move around, and that's part of
how they learn," she said. She
also noted that if a teacher can
incorporate the individual's learn-
ing style into the lesson, the
chance for success is much
greater.
In a session on workforce devel-
opment, both Ms. Crum and Ms.
Crosby found themselves caught
in the middle of an emotional fire
storm. New mandates for getting
people off welfare have upset the
old system, causing bureaucratic
nightmares for social workers and
welfare recipients. The contro-


versy in the session involved rep-
resentatives of rural counties who
felt workforce issues for rural
welfare recipients were being
ignored.
"Rural counties are in a different
situation than cities," said Ms.
Crosby. "The jobs are not here for
people to move into." Ms. Crum
found the controversy to be dis-
tracting, as literacy workers from
around the state engaged in
heated debates with session lead-
ers over the new rules. "People
were shouting at each other and
it was hard to earn anything," she
said.
Ms. Halstrom and Ms. Segree at-
tended an 18-hour tutor training
workshop, taught by representa-
tives of Literacy Volunteers of
America (LVA). With the training,
both are certified to teach other
volunteers how to tutor accord-
ing to the LVA methods and phi-
losophies. LVA methods include
more participation from the
learner than in traditional educa-
tional settings. According to LVA
trainers, people can remember
only 20% of what they are told,
but 80% of what they do. Tutor-
ing with this method emphasizes
all language learning compo-
nents: hearing, speaking, reading,
and writing. Adults. are encour-
aged to use their practical, imme-
diate goals as a basis for lessons.
FCARP currently has several tu-
tors certified by LVA. The work-
shop in Jacksonville allows Ms.
Segree end Ms. Halstrom to train
more adult tutors. "There is a
whole group of people in Frank-
lin County interested in taking
tutor training," said Ms. Segree.
In the past, people.interested in
taking a training course had to
wait or the training to come to a
nearby town, such as Tallahas-
see. Now, there are trainers avail-
able locally. "This should be a
great boost to the program," said
Ms. Segree. She also noted that
an 18-hour tutor training work-
shop will be scheduled in the com-
ing weeks. Anyone interested in
receiving this training should con-
tact Ms. Segree or Ms. Halstrom
at the Franklin County Public Li-
brary 670-8151. Ms. Segree said
the workshop will be advertised
well in advance.


Citizens Recognized


Juvenile Justice Chairperson Sandra Lee Johnson (C) hon-
ors Bill Mahan (L) and Dolly Sweet (R) as citizens of the
month for March.


1aB U R I Ifll Carrabelle Honors Teacher

of the Year


(From Left to Right) Photo Club members include Jenney
Edmiston, Jarrett Elliott, Ryan Beavers, Cha-Mia Sanders,
Le-Anne Boone and Denishia Allen.

Photography Club Started

at Chapman Elementary

School


Six students from Chapman El-
ementary School were chosen to
participate in the recently formed
"Photo Club" which was coordi-
nated by instructor Madeleine
Poole. Each of the students par-
ticipating in the new club come
from the sixth grade.
"I just think that students should
be exposed to a diversity of out-
side interests that may lead to
careers and/or creative pursuits
in general," said Ms. Poole. She


State Rep.

Attends

Local

Juvenile

Justice

Council

Meeting

The spirit of local volunteerism
was praised by Representative
JaneGale Boyd during a Febru-
ary 27 meeting of the Franklin
County Juvenile Justice Council.
Representative Boyd commended
local council members for provid-
,ing a positive input into their
community.
"Government can only do so
much," said Rep. Boyd. She told
residents that, by donating their
time to the community, they could
accomplish positive social
changes.
Rep. Boyd attended the juvenile
justice meeting after previously
meeting with members of the
Franklin County Public Library.
While at the local library, Boyd
presented Franklin County Pub-
lic Library Assistant Jackie Gay
with a State Aid to Libraries Grant
check for over $11,000.
In other Juvenile Justice Council
business:


continued, "children need to know
about a variety of interesting hob-
bies."
The Photo Club began in early
January. The students meet ev-
ery other Thursday. Ms. Poole
said that the students would par-
ticipate in various fund-raisers to
generate money for photographic
supplies and other i4ems needed
for photo exhibitions. Poole said
that the children would partici-
pate in a photo exhibition in May.


*Sheriff Bruce Varnes reported
that his department was taking
major steps to reduce the amount
of illegal drug trafficking on the
county's streets. "I've got a lot of
street corners cleaned," said
Varnes, "but we've got a way to
go." He continued, "we're getting
the job done."
Sheriff Varnes also said that he
would seek to have the highway
patrol station on Highway 98 re-


Parent-Teacher Organization
(PTO) and Carrabelle High School
members worked together to pro-
vide Carrabelle elementary in-
structor Pam Schaffer with a sur-
prise party on March 5. PTO Presi-
dent Andrew Rutherford pre-
sented Ms. Schaffer with a plaque
in honor of being selected by her
peers as the school's Teacher of
the Year.
Mr. Rutherford commented that
the honored teacher was involved
with the Sea Oats Garden Club
in a planting project at the high


school. He also stated that she
was the secretary for the School
Advisory Committee (SAC). Ruth-
erford also commended Ms.
Schaffer for working with the chil-
dren on a host of creative projects.
'That exemplifies your passion for
the art of teaching," he said.
Ms. Schaffer was also surprised
with a cake and refreshments.
The cake was baked by Will and
Connie Kendrick. The refresh-
ments were provided by parents
of the PTO. Julia Mae's Restau-
rant also donated a gift certificate
to the school's Teacher of the Year.


development project. Dahlman
said that, if the needed space was
obtained, a ramp could later be
added to the park. "A paved area
would be a good start," said
Dahlman.
Chairperson Sandra Lee Johnson
urged residents to support the
youth in their attempt to secure
a skateboard park. "We've got to
get this for these kids," said
Johnson. She concluded, "it's very
important to them."


opened, e old mnuemi es n L- *Frederick Sanguiliano, Director
tendance that many residents had of Operations and Development
complained to him about the re- with the Capital City Youth Ser-
sponse time to emergency situa- vices, said that his program ad-
tions. "We deserve better than dressed such issues as runaway,
that," said Varnes, "and I'm gonna truant and ungovernable chil-
fight for it." dren. The program, said
Sanguiliano, provided eight coun-
*Eastpoint WINGS coordinator selors in the panhandle area.
Jennifer Millender reported that Four of those counselors, he
the WINGS program had received noted, were located in Leon
a top five national ranking for ser- County. Sanguiliano said that his
vices rendered to the youth. 'The office, which was located in
kids are so excited to be a part of Crawfordville, serviced both Fran-
,this," said Millender. klin and Wakulla Counties. "I
need to determine the needs in
'The Franklin County Public Li- your community," said
brary is on the ball," commented Sanguiliano, "so I can prepare a
Juvenile Justice Council Chair- 1998-99 request." He continued,
person Sandra Lee Johnson. "we're an avenue in which you can
Sheriff Varnes added, "that's obtain additional funding."
amazing." Lanette Griffin with the Depart-
Ms. Millender also stated that the meant of Juvenile Jutice informed
students from the WINGS pro- Sanguiliano that the county did
gram were hosting a dance to have transportation needs. She
ram wise funds for future field trips said that, in order to receive some
raise funds for future field trips. of those benefits offered by the
*Adam Dahlman said that the Capital City Youth Services, some
county's youth needed to secure of the youths in question needed
an area that could be paved and to be transported to areas located
developed into a skateboard park. outside of Franklin County. How-
He suggested 'that the young ever, noted Griffin, it was not al-
adults meet publicly with their ways possible to fulfill those
local officials and request such a transportation needs.


Continued from page 1
the Apalachicola Research Re-
serve explained that only humans
would cause the noted Island
from being closed to the occa-
sional visit. He said that access
to the Island could only be af-
fected by individuals committing
detrimental actions such as start-
ing forest fires.
Resident Bill Hartley questioned
whether the red wolf would take
turtle eggs. He also questioned
whether the red wolves would
swim across the cut that sepa-
rates Little St. George Island from
St. George Island.
Gary Henry with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Services said that, as long
at the red wolf had an adequate
food supply, it would not attempt
to leave its' refuge. Mr. Henry said
that, while on Little St. George
Island, the red wolves would be
able to feed on raccoons and hogs.
"If they eat raccoons," one indi-
vidual commented, "they'll be fat
and happy."
Concerning to the taking of turtle
eggs, Henry said that the red
wolves probably would not take
the eggs. "But never is a word you
should never use with wildlife,"
said Henry.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vices established a captive breed-
ing program in the late 1970's to
increase the red wolf population.
Initially, the program began with
14 red wolves. As of July of 1996,
nearly 300 red wolves were esti-
mated to be either in captivity or
in the wild.
The decision to establish a cap-
tive breeding program was made
to respond to a situation in which
the red wolf was inter-breeding
with coyotes and, thus, ceasing
to be a pure-bred animal. Mr.
Henry informed members in at-
tendance that all animals within
the Canis species, which included
dogs, coyotes and wolves, were
capable of inter-breeding with one
another. "They don't normally do
it because their social system pre-
vents that," said Henry, "but what
happened to the red wolf is that
we reduced it to such low num-
bers that it couldn't find mates of
its own species."
Mr. Henry said that the coyote
was originally a western species.
He said that, when mankind
changed the habitat by clearing
forest, the eastern territory be-
came more suitable to the coyote.
'The coyote was not found east of
the Mississippi River until the
1900's," said Henry, "it was a
western species." He continued,
"But we changed that habitat and
eliminated the eastern wolves...
coyotes expanded eastward."
Mr. Henry noted that there were
The red wolf, Lewis insisted, was
a vilified and misunderstood crea-
ture. "Look at Little Red Riding
Hood, who's the bad guy? Look
at the Three Little Pigs...Who's the
bad guy? People have been indoc-
trinated from early childhood to
be afraid of wolves," said Lewis.
He continued, "there's no legiti-
mate fear."
Resident Marilyn Mitchell stated
that she just wanted the assur-
ance that she would still be able
to occasionally visit Little St.
George Island. Lee Edmiston with
approximately 25 captive breed-
ing refuges from the east to the
west coast. The program, he said,
also included three island breed-
ing projects. One of those projects
included St. Vincent Island; the
other Islands, said Henry, were
Horn Island in Mississippi and
Bulls Island in South Carolina.

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One Chapman Student to

Compete in State Science

Fair Competition


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(from L-R) Brittney Simmons, Krystal Shuler, Jarrett
Elliot, Jennifer Edmiston and Kara Watkins.


Several students from Chapman
Elementary School received
awards at the February 19 Re-
gional Science Fair completion.
One of those students, Jennifer
Edmiston from the sixth grade,
was selected during the regional
event to compete in the State Sci-
ence Fair on April 2-4 in Ft. Lau-
derdale. Jennifer Edmiston pre-
sented a project entitled, "How do
Different Types of Plants Respond
to Acid Rain?" From the regional
completion, Edmiston also re-
ceived two special awards: A cer-


tificate from the American Soci-
ety of Civil Engineers and a medal,
certificate and electronic orga-
nizer from the U.S. Air Force.
Other Regional Science Fair win-
ners included: Krystal Shuler
(second place in chemistry cat-
egory), Kara Watkins (third place
in chemistry category), Jarrett
Elliott (first place in physics cat-
egory) and Brittney Simmons (first
Place in physics category). The
school's science fair coordinator
was instructor Cathy Creamer.


Two AHS Students to

Compete in State

Science Fair

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and Aarti Patel. Bottom (L-R): Catherine Page and Ri~ky
Mamoran.
Two students from Apalachicola (first place in the chemistry c
High School were selected at the egory), Ricky Mamoran (hont
Regional Science Fair to compete able mention in the earth/spt
at the state level. AHS students category), Aarti Patel (first ph
Michele Duggar and Mary Tolbert in the chemistry category), J.
will both participate in the State sica Scott (second place in i
Science Fair from April 2-4 in Ft. medicine/health category) a
Lauderdale: Danielle Creamer (second place


Michele Duggar presented a
project in the senior division of the
biochemistry category entitled,
"Allopathic and Decomposition
Rate of Pine and Cypress Mulch."
Mary Tolbert presented a project
in the junior division of the
Botany category entitled, "Acid
Showers Bring No Flowers."
Other Regional Science Fair win-
ners included Catherine Page


Twelve students from Brown El-
ementary School placed during
the regional Science Fair, which
was held on February 19. Of those
12 students that placed, sixth
grade student Chris Petsch was
selected to compete in the State
Science Fair, which will be held
from April 2-4 in Ft. Lauderdale.
Petsch presented a project in the
earth science category that was
entitled "Absorption." Mr. Petsch
also received two special awards
at the regional event: The Ameri-
can Society of Civil Engineers
Certificate and a medal, certificate
and leather backpack from the
U.S. Air Force.
Other regional winners included:
William Coursey (first place in


earth/space sciences), Danielle
Crum (second place in physics),
Angela Law (honorable mention in
environmental science), Claire
Sanders (honorable mention in
physics), Stephen Pinkerton
(show classification in physical
science), Alishia Hendels (show
classification in earth science)
and Jessica Shiver (show classi-
fication in earth science).
Brown Elementary School in-
structor Wanda Teat, who coor-
dinated the school's fair, said that
the judges were impressed by how
well the students could explain
their projects. "We were pleased
with the judges comments about
the student interviews," said Teat.
She continued, "it showed that
the students knew their projects
and were able to explain them."


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the physics category).
Special awards were presented to
Michele Duggar and Aarti Patel at
the regional completion. Ms.
Duggar received an American So-
ciety of Civil Engineers Certificate,
a University of Florida First Place
Plaque and a graphing calculator
and certificate from the U.S. Army
and Marine Corps. Ms. Patel re-
ceived a certificate and a black
attache case from the U.S. Army.


Carrabelle High

School Student

Receives

Honorable

Mention

Carrabelle High School student
Courtney Cates received honor-
able mention at the February 19
Regional Science Fair. The 10th
grade student entered her science
fair project in the Senior Division
Sof the regional competition. The
school's science fair was coordi-
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Update on New Marine Research

Facility in North Magnolia Bluff Area
Construction progress in the new
research facility to be operated by
the Apalachicola National Estua-
rine Research Reserve is continu-
ing toward completion, about
mid-March 1997. The $630,000
.- steel frame building will have
about 2000 square feet of shop
t and boat storage, and 6,000.
square feet heated and cooled.
Rick Barnett of Barnett and
Fronczak (Tallahassee) is the Ar-
chitect. Poloronis Construction is
the local representative for
Childers Construction, the con-
tractor.
The metal framing contributed to
t an efficient design for the struc-
ture and introduced some cost
.- savings.
S" The 19 December 1996 issue of
the Chronicle featured a floor plan
-- and exterior drawings of the
-4structure. As of mid-February
1997, when these pictures were
taken, the structure is much
e .closer to reality.
By any standard, this structure
is a major project in Franklin
County and will enable 'the
-EzApalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve to service pub-
lic involvement, education and
,.research needs on both sides of
LApalachicola Bay.
,-North Magnolia Bluff is adjacent
to Eastpoint, on the east side of
..... the Apalachicola Bay, north of
-ra Highway 98.


Carrabelle

Locals...

By Carol Ann Vandegrift
We are glad to report that Jerry
Campbell and Wanda Whaley are
home from the hospital and do-
ing well. They each have long re-
covery periods ahead, but both
women, who have already been
told by doctors that they are liv-
ing miracles, will have plenty of
continued support through the
prayers of the community. Ac-
cording to relatives, a benefit Bar-
B-Q chicken dinner, rummage
and bake sale held in front of the
Carrabelle Community Center
Saturday, February 16, raised
$1,600 to help Jerry meet some


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statesman visit, listen to their
e C r C h performance and address them at
Love Center Church Receives the Love Center.


Legislative Guest for Special

Celebration


The Love Center Church hosted
a celebratory event during regu-
lar services on February 23 in rec-
ognition of Black History Month.
Representative Allen Boyd and his
wife, Sissy, traveled all the way to
the City ofApalachicola to attend
the event; the two also addressed
those in attendance at the Black
History Month celebration.
Church, choir and members of the
Christian Community Marching
Band and Drill participated.in the
Love Center's recognition event.
Choir members performed such
spiritual hymns as "The Negro
National Anthem." "Stealaway"
I and "We Shall Overcome" during
the services. Members of the
Christian Community Marching
Band and Drill sang, danced and
provided instrumental accompa-
niment to the event. Congregation
members also joined in the rec-
ognition event by participating in
musical acts that contained spiri-
tual messages.
- The McNair Family participated in
one of the musical acts; the act,
supported by the harmony of
Church choir members, explored
the need for spiritual rather than
.- physical nourishment. Family
members Barbara, Willie, Jr.,
Willie, III, and Jordon McNair
participated in the musical
Performance.
SDuring the act, the son (Willie, III)
informs his mother (Barbara) of a
great, internal hunger. When his
mother attempts to prepare a
sandwich for her son, the son in-
forms his mother that the hun-
ger stems from spiritual rather
than physical pangs. Backed by
the choir-led refrain, "I don't want
no peanut butter and jelly, I just
want my soul to be saved," the son


visits his pastor (Willie, Jr.) for
spiritual nourishment.
Rep. Boydaddressed those in at-
tendance approximately halfway
through the church services. "I'm
from a small Methodist Church in
Monticello," noted Boyd, "but I
just might have to come here ev-
ery Sunday." He thanked one
young church member, Raevyn
Jefferson, for loaning her tambou-
rine to his wife, Sissy.
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Representative Boyd
The visiting legislator com-
plimented members of the Love
Center Church for their work with
the youth population and the
community in general. "Where the
ministry is at," he stated, "is in
the young people." Turning to the
younger members in attendance,
Boyd encouraged the children to
spread the good news about the
Love Center. "Tell your neighbors
and friends about the wonderful
family you've got here," said Boyd,
"it's called God's
family."
Reverend Shirley White praised
the Boyd Family for their commit-
ment to community programs and
activities. Reverend White as-
sured members in attendance
that the Love Center's commit-
ment to the youth and the com-
munity would remain a positive
force for change in the future. "We
have been able to make a change
in the lives of many of our chil-
dren," said White, "and I praise
God that we have been able to
make those changes."
Bishop Daniel White later com-
mented that Boyd's visit to the
Love Center marked the second
lime that the Representative had
taken the opportunity to meet
with members of the church.
Bishop White expressed apprecia-
tion to Rep. Boyd and his wife for
not forgetting the people of
Apalachicola following the recent
congressional election. Rep. Boyd,
noted White, had previously met
with members of the Love Center
Church during his campaign for
congress.
Members from the Christian Com-
munity Marching Band and Drill
later commented on their feelings
about having such an important


Layfette Martin, a 15-yeatr-old
hand.member, thought that it was
'amazing that the newly elected
Representative would visit such a
small city. "I think it was very ex-
citing," said Martin, "because
Apalachicola is so small...and for
him to come and see us was great.
We're making progress."
Band member Raevyn Jefferson,
9 years old, said that the commu-


of the expenses that have arisen
due to her illness. Jerry Massey,
of Lanark Village, also is home
recuperating from recent success-
ful surgery and is feeling great.
Another local resident, Sarah
Goggins, underwent surgery and
is recovering. Sarah's mother,
Joyce Dyer, will undergo minor
surgery on the 25th. Annabelle
Dabney is doing great after knee
surgery. William Massey will be
coming home from the hospital
soon after being life-flighted to
Tallahassee late Wednesday
evening, February 19. Erica
Tucker, six-year-old daughter of
Shirley Massey and a first-grader
at Carrabelle School, had her ton-
sils out about 2 weeks ago and is
doing great. The tonsils came out
on a Friday, and Erica returned
to classes the following Monday,
having consumed lots of popsicles
and ice cream to soothe her
throat. Martha Kersey is recov-
ering from recent surgery and
Carolyn Smith returned to work
at Gulf State Bank after a bout
with pneumonia.
Florence Coody and her mother,
Martha Ann Coody, are in the
process of relocating to our city
from Madison and Greenville,
Florida, and have opened a new
flower shop on Marine Street,
Carrabelle Florists. Florence said
her grandparents were florists in
Madison from the early '50s until
the '70s, when Martha Ann took
over the business. Florence had
her own flower shop in Greenville
for 8 years prior to moving to
Carrabelle. Mother and daughter
have traveled back and forth to
Carrabelle for years and both love
the beach. Their new business will
have fresh, silk and dried flowers
and Florence said she will in-


nity band was definitely provid-
ing a service to the community.
"It was like a blessing that he
(Rep. Boyd) thought about us and
was able to come to our church,"
said Jefferson. She continued,
"we've got so many people in our
band and what we're doing is a
good thing." Raevyn said that, if
the Boyd Family returned to the
Love Center for services, she
would probably let Ms. Boyd use
her tambourine again.
Member Allen O'Neal, 13 years
old, said that he was also very


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For more information on this
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Mary McSweeney, 697-3604, or
contact Helen Schmidt at the
Franklin County Senior Citizen's
Center, Carrabelle Branch, 697-
3760 Mon. Fri., 8 5 p.m.
Sea Oats Garden Club members
gathered at Harry's Georgian Res-
taurant on Wednesday, February
19th, to honor club members and
Carrabelle residents John and
Diana Halyak for their energy,
time and devotion toward organiz-
ing and carrying out, with the help
of other garden club members, the
beautification of the Carrabelle
High School Campus and also the
area at the front entrance to the
Franklin County Library,
Carrabelle Branch. John and
Diana are selling their Bayou Har-
bor property and returning to
South Florida. They will be
missed.
Some Sea Oats Garden Club
members also met at the Geor-
gian for lunch on Thursday, Feb-
ruary 20, to discuss plans for
decorating the club's float for the
Camp Gordon Johnston parade
scheduled for Saturday morning,
March 8.
The shrimp boat "Bottom Time"
lived up to its name Tuesday
night, March 4, when it capsized
just off-shore of Dog Island.
Carrabelle shrimpers Carrol
Watkins and Jeff Hunt had "just
set out the,first drag" when the
incident occurred. Both men are
safe after swimming to shore. Sal-
vage of the boat is uncertain at
this writing.
CARRABELLE HIGH SCHOOL
NEEDS ALL OF US TO HELP
KEEP OUR 1997 GRADUATES
SAFE ON GRADUATION NIGHT
To raise funds for the all-night
graduation party and gifts for our
high school seniors, the CHS
Booster Club needs your donation
of funds, goods or services. For
instance, in lieu of money, donate
a Meal for Two at the restaurant
of your choice, or how about do-
nating a hair-cut at the styling
salon or barber shop of your
choice C'mon! You can think of
something! An auction of the do--
nated items or services will be
held this Saturday, March 8, at
Gulf State Bank's building beside
the Carrabelle Community Cen-
ter. For further information, con-
tact Becky Jackson at 697-3332.


excited to perform before Rep.
Boyd. "I felt good about it," said
O'Neal, "that was his second time
coming to the church." Mr. O'Neal
said that he agreed with Senator
Boyd's message to try to get as
many children involved in the
band as possible.









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