Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: November 28, 1997
Copyright Date: 1997
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Volume 6, Number 24


November 28 December 18, 1997

High School Competency Test

Results Place Franklin llth Graders

Below Statewide Averages

On November 21, 1997 the Department of Education released results
of the High School Competency Test (HSCT) taken by 11th graders.
In Franklin County, the scores in the communication and math ar-
eas were below the state averages by 3 points in communications and
2 points in math. 75% of Franklin 11th graders passed the communi-
cations area; 73% passed the math portion of the HSCT. Statewide
averages are 78% in communications and 73% in math with over
107,000 11th graders taking the communications and math sections
of the exam administered in October, 1997. Results showing nearby
counties, two urban areas and two laboratory schools are shown be-
low in Table 1.
Director of Schools, Mikel Clark, pointed out to high school guidance
counselors that Franklin 11th graders improved their scores over 1996
exams. In math, the improvement reflected a change from 72% pass-
ing the tests in communications to 75% in 1997. In math, however,
the improvement was substantial, going from an average score of
58% passing mathematics in 1996 to 73% passing in 1997.
In Table 1, the Franklin County scores are below the statewide aver-
ages, line #2. In the panhandle region, only Calhoun County 11th
graders surpassed the state mathematics averages with every adja-
cent county falling below the statewide scores in math, the most
troublesome area for students. The two laboratory schools reported
here (FSU and FAMU) performed below Franklin County students in
mathematics. In this region, all the adjacent counties students did
better than Franklin 11th graders in communications on the exam.
Table 1
Results of the 1997 High School Competency Test (HSCT),
Eleventh Grade, for selected counties and laboratory
schools. ,.....

FSU Lab School
FAMU Lab School

78% passing


7'5% passing

75% 73%

82% 73%

83% 82%

82% 72%

83% 71%

81% 76%

69%- 69%

88% 73%
82% 70%

HACCP Deadline Fast Approaching
On December 18th, all processing operations that handle fishery or aquacul-
ture products will be required to have a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control
Point operation program (or HACCP) along within accompanying sanitation
program. This new requirement was mandated by the US. Food and Drug
Administration and applies to all processors in the US. in an effort to create a
preventative maintenance program that relies on monitoring critical control
points during processing that could cause potential food safety problems dur-
ing commerce. Processors still have time to register for AFDO (Association of
Food and Drug Officials) certified classes in Florida. For more information, or
to register for the course, contact Dr. Steve Otwell, Professor of Seafood Tech-
.nology, University of Florida Department of Food Science and Human Nutri-
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George Island

By Sue Riddle Cronkite
A new Florida Power substation
planned for St. George Island is
to be located on the southeast
corner of 3rd and Pine. streets,
company executives announced
Nbv. 18. The land is on contract
and surveyand engineering.work
is being done in order to obtain
county, state and federal permit-
ting approval to rebuild the power
line and construct the substation.
Plans are to have the new St.
George Island substation up and
running BEFORE Independence
Day of next year. "We don't need
another'4th of July," said Harry
Conner, with the Transmission
Design Department, referring to
the blackout on St. George Island
at the height of the tourist sea-
son last year. Under Florida
Power's schedule,work is expected
to begin around mid-March and
be completed in late June.
"We're aware that over the past
years reliability has not been what
we wanted and what the custom-
ers desire," said Conner. The new
substation will enable the power
company to service the growing
community on one of the most
desirable vacation spots along the
Florida Gulf Coast.
Florida Power has been supply-
ing. the electrical needs of St.
George Island by two separate
small electric distribution lines
ever since electricity has been pro-
vided to the island. One of the
power lines is located along the
bridge roadway and the other
crosses Apalachicola Bay on poles
located to the east of the bridge.
The new compact electrical sub-
station will require a new trans-
mission line along the west side
of Island Drive, with about 10 new
poles to support the new 69,000
volt wires, said Mike McDonald,
Florida Power's area manager. The
bay power pole line crossing will
also be modified from 13,000 volts
to 69,000 volts.
New transmission lines will be lo-
cated along the same route as the
existing lines, with the exception
that four new poles will be
erected. "Where the line now dips
down under the channel it will
instead be located overhead," said
'Taller poles will carry the lines
and they have to be 20 ft. above
the deck of the new bridge. So
instead of 67 ft. they will be 87 ft.
high at that point, then drop down
to the level they are now," he
"The design has not yet been com-
pleted," said Tom Williams, with
the Transmission Design Depart-
ment. "We're in the process of
surveying." The power company
has a contract on the land, and
the substation is to be located in
a fenced area 65 ft. by 85 ft.
The cost goes into the rate base.
"What the St. George Island sub-
station costs us will not be fun-
neled to the people of the island,
but spread out through all our
customers," said Williams.
Continued on page 3

Theater Comes Alive at

"Dixie" Preview

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Partington family, Cleo, Rex, and Dixie, presented theater

By Sue Riddle Cronkite
A glimpse of what can be expected
in the future for the rebuilt Dixie
Theater in downtown Apalachi-
:cola was seen by those who at-
tended a presentation of the play
'Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney, at
the Carriage House November
.1 -23.
The letters, from and to Andrew
Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa
Gardner, were read by Rex
Partington and Cleo Holladay.
Two very different people, grow-
ing up, becoming young adults,
and reaching maturity, were re-
flected in the letters, filled with
comedy, somber reflection and
high drama.
The play, with Dixie Partington as
production manager, is just a bit
of what the Partingtons hope for
the Dixie Theater when it is com-
pleted. With the frame, roof, and
some work inside completed, the
Dixie appears to be on its way to'
a revitalization of its former iden-
tity as a place of entertainment.
'The construction is moving right
along," said Rex Partington. "It
should be complete by early
spring. We hope to open in late
May." The Dixie, 48 1/2 ft. wide,
90 ft. long, and 31 ft. high, has a
flexible seating capacity in the
auditorium which will enable the
theater, including seating in the
balcony, to accommodate from

120 to 340 people. An apartment

upstairs is also planned for the
Partington listed a number of ac-
tivities planned for the Dixie. "The
Dixie Repertory Company will
present three or more plays in the
summer, between Memorial Day
and Labor Day," said Partington.
The second major.activity planned
is the Dixie Youth Theater, when
the space becomes a place for
classes for young people.
"From October through April, off
season, weekends will feature
special events," said Partington.
"Also planned is a Dixie Readers
Theater, made up of community
people who are interested in do-
ing readings from the classics,
such as Shakespeare, Chekhov,
Ibsen, even Neil Simon."
"The Dixie Theater itself will offer
two productions a year," said
Partington. "One holiday produc-
tion, between Thanksgiving and
Christmas, when the whole com-
munity may be involved, plus a
Spring play, something like 'You
Can't Take it With You'.
Partington said the sixth element
of the revived theater is to include
the Dixie Theater Association, a
volunteer group, who will be in-
volved from performing to fund
raising. "With you, it will move
ahead," he said. "Without you, it
won't go."

Double Issue
on December
The Chronicle plans publica-
tion of a large Holiday issue
on December 19, 1997. This'
will contain several features,
including a pictorial "Year in
Review" at a cost of 50 at all
area vending machines
across our 125-mile distribu-
tion zone. There will not be
any price increase for sub-
scribers for this double issue.
The Holiday issue will be a
double issue, and conse-
quently, there will be one is-
sue published in December to
allow our contributors and
employees some extra "time
off' during the holidays.

The Dixie will also be a place for
motion pictures, concerts,
dances, dance classes, art
classes. "A community place of
entertainment," he said. He has
a group of 60 minute "service
plays" which illustrate the social
issues which concern all age
groups from senior citizens to
"I'm hoping to do a lecture series,"
said Partington, "and eventually,
a dinner theater, with food catered
in from the excellent chefs of the
area. I'd like to see it where people
can come to the Dixie, have a nice
dinner and see a play."
Partington said the completed fa-
cility can also be sublet to schools,
political gatherings, private par-
ties, graduations, and such. An-
other facet is Saturday morning
tours, for those who want to see
the revived Dixie. Those who
would like to be involved are in-
vited to call the Partingtons at

Principals Speak Out for their Schools

Chapman and Brown Elementary
School Principals Jared Burns
and Janice Gordon took time to
speak with the Franklin Chronicle
about the many programs and
activities at their schools geared
to improve state assessment
scores and parental involvement.
Following the November 6 meet-
ing of the Franklin County School,
Board in which board member
Willie Speed issued a challenge to
area principals to improve their
assessment scores, the Franklin
Chronicle conducted in depth in-
terview with the two principals to
find out what exactly the they
were doing to assist their students
Chronicle: Who is responsible for
these test scores? How much re-
sponsibility should be with the
principal, teacher and school and
how much should be with the
Mr. Burns: The principal always
takes the heat. The principal is
always responsible; but, it's a
group effort. The principal is in
charge, but he is no stronger or
weaker than the weakest or stron-
gest link of that whole body. My
teachers work hard, but there is
always room for improvement on
everybody's part.
Ms. Gordon: I think as a whole,
it takes everybody working to-
gether. The teacher cannot do it
by herself. The principal certainly
can't do it by herself or himself. It
takes the cooperation of everyone.
Once the teachers have taught the
curriculum and motivated the
students as much as they can, we

have to have the support of the
parents. Students are going to
ave to do some work at home.
The parents are going to have to
be interested in what they do.
Chronicle: What are you doing to
improve parental involvement and
assessment scores at your
Mr. Burns: A couple of years ago,
when I noticed a slight decrease
in test scores, I spoke with my
teachers, my guidance counselor
and the assistant superintendent.
And we all talked about test
scores...I've mentioned this in fac-
ulty meetings and regular
meetings...every year and several
times during the year. We must
do something about our test
scores. We must teach our very
best. We must get our parents
involved...I talk with my teachers.
I talk with PTO and school im-
provement about incentives for
increasing test scores. We all get
together and try to do things
based on our school improvement
plan to improvement Chapman.
The school improvement plan is
very, very thick and we have many
goals. I'm always inclined to be-
lieve that we probably try to do'
too many things during the school
We've sent teachers to workshops
for staff development and reading
to get some insight on how we can
improve our test scores. We have
had an after-school program for
several weeks to improve reading,
writing and mathematics. This
past summer, we had an acceler-
ated reading program for 16 days.
It was supervised by two of my

We also have an independent
reading group here. Every two
weeks, these kids read books and
they are scored. Once that kid
meets a certain number of points,
his or her name is recorded and
sent to me. And I take these kids
and I march them around the
entire halls every other Friday. We
praise them. And I buy them little
things like an ice cream or
something...this is an incentive to
do well. We have parties for them
sometimes...At the end of the year
for the past two years, especially
those kids who made all A's, they
got a limousine ride. Not only did
they have a ride, we carried them
out to The Hut and had dinner
with them.
Last year, when we got ready to
do the 4th Grade writing assess-
ment, I had all the 4th Grade stu-
dents meet with their teachers
and myself in room one to give
encouraging words from me and
the teachers. And the, from time
to time, I would go into the class-
rooms and talk with the students
about test scores. I didn't want to
emphasize this too much, simply
because you can over-do it.
We gave them a little encourage
party prior to (the test). And I
think I gave each one of them a
pencil saying, 'you can it you say
you can.' I have boxes of pencils
that I pass out throughout the
year when I find kids doing things
to pat them on the back. I've have
about half a dozen boxes of pen-
cils that I buy at the beginning of
every year. By the end of the year,
I have pretty well given them all
out to the kids.
Continued on Page 8

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pao e. 28 Nnvember 1997 The Franklin Chronicle



Notes from the November
18 Franklin County
Commission meeting
*Commissioner Bevin Putnal
requested that an electric security
gate be placed at the Apalachicola
Municipal Airport to protect the
"billions and billions of dollars
worth of equipment out there."
County Engineer Joe Hamilton
agreed to look into the matter and
report back to the board. Mr.
Hamilton informed the board that
the Apalachicola Municipal
Airport Advisory Committee had
already discussed the matter and
was in favor of obtaining an
electric gate for security purposes.
He said that a federal grant may
be used to purchase the security
*County Engineer Joe Hamilton
informed board members that the
Federal Aviation Administration
had verbally objected to the new
Health Department facility being'
located on airport property free of
charge. 'Their objection is that
anything using airport property
should generate revenue for the
airport," he said.
Mr. Hamilton suggested an
alternate site for the new health
department. He noted that the
county owned 15 acres of land on
Bluff Road. Hamilton said that the
new facility could be located on
four acres of that land.
In response to'the proposed
alternate site, Janice Hicks with
the Franklin County Health
Department stated, "we're not
really too enthused about it." She
pointed out that the proposed site
would not be accessible for most
individuals. She also stated that
many individuals tend to exceed
the speed limit greatly on Bluff
Road. Ms. Hicks noted that
architects had already begun
preparation work such as soil
samples at the airport site. "If we
move the site," she stated, "then
we've got to spend more money to
do all that work on the new
site...but we'll do whatever the
county wants us to do."
The board agreed to write a letter
to the FAA to stress the
importance of obtaining property
at the airport for the new health
department facility. "This is
strictly for the public's use,"
stated Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis,. "it's, not.selling it to
Prentice Crumi arid have him put
a tractor shop in 'or something like
that."--' .-" "
*The board appointed Al Mirabella
to the Apalachicola Municipal
Airport Advisory Committee.
Resident Jimmy Elliott was
appointed to serve as an alternate
on that committee.
*The board agreed to send a
controversial matter involving the
zoning of a proposed power
substation on nSt. George Island
to the Franklin County Planning
and Zoning Committee for review;
the board will request that the
zoning committee develop an
amendment to the zoning code
and the comprehensive plan to
allow the substation to be placed

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on St. George Island.
Willie Nored, who serves as the
president of the Franklin County
Realtor's Association, urged board
members to follow the letter of the
law as it applied to the county's
zoning code; he pointed out that
a utility substation was only
allowed in the Public Facilities
zoning category. He requested
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the proposed substation from
Residential to Public Facilities
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County Planner Alan Pierce
agreed that the Public Facilities
district specifically listed utility
substations as a principal use. He
felt that the zoning code should
be amended to include the
language in Policy 2.3 of the
Comprehensive Plan. That policy
asserts: Public utilities needed to
provide essential service to
existing and future land uses
shall be permitted in all of the
land use categories established by
this plan. Public utilities include
all utilities (gas, water, sewer,
electrical, telephone) whether
publicly or privately owned.
"I will accept the blame," said
Pierce, "if the zoning code does not
reflect the policy that the board
adopted in 1991." Pierce said that
the substation was the first
facility in six years that has
caused such a problem. He
explained, "I just never got around
to writing an amendment to the
zoning code."
Attorney Al Shuler recommended
that the zoning code be amended.
"Let substations be placed in all
(zoning) categories," he said, "then
that will take care of the
immediate problem." He also said
that, if the substation was
declared to be part of the
transmission system, it could be
placed anywhere.
Chairperson Raymond Williams
said that he didn't, support
amending the zoning code without
receiving additional input on the
matter. He suggested that the
matter be sent to the zoning
committee for further review.
*County Planner Alan Pierce
informed the board that the
Franklin County Planning and
Zoning Committee was still
working on an ordinance to limit
the size of boathouses in canals;
he' also said that the' committee

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category for residential'
development at one unit per acre.
*The board agreed to appoint
Sherry O'Neal to serve as the
county's representative from the
public sector on the Capital Area
Community Action Agency. Ms.
O'Neal will replace Robert Davis
on that agency.
*The board agreed to schedule a
small scale land use change
hearing on December 16 at 9:,15
a.m. to consider rezoning 10 acres
of land owned by Kelwim
Langston from agricultural to
residential across from the Old
Buckeye Mill Site in Carrabelle.
*The board accepted a
.Memorandum of Understanding
submitted by Developer Ben
Johnson for his Resort Village
project on St. George Island. The
memorandum provides an
agreement between the county
and Mr. Johnson that the
proposed development include 9.6
acres of building site as well as 5
acres of subsurface absorption
beds approved in the Revised
Tenth Amendment.
"He is offering this Memorandum,
of Agreement," explained Pierce,
"so that there is no confusion
concerning the Land Use
Amendment and the original
Tenth Amendment, which only
referred to the 9.6 acres, and the
revised Tenth Amendment which
refers to the 9.6 acres and the 5.0
Another issue of the
memorandum, Pierce continued,
defines the term 33 percent semi-
impervious. "As the board may
recall," he said, "when the land-
use amendment was approved, it
included the incentive for the
developer to increase his
developable site by up to ten
percent if he used a semi-pervious
paving surface...which allows a
permeability of at least 33
The Plantation Homeowners
Association, Pierce stated, had
requested a definition of
permeability to be based upon the
permeability of the underlying
ground. He said that Mr. Johnson
had asked that the definition be
based upon the permeability of
the surface itself. "The
homeowners' contend that, if the
soil is not adequately permeable,
then what good is it to allow water
to flow through any paving.
material," Pierce explained. Pierce'
said that there were many factors
which affected soil permeability.
He agreed with Johnson's
request. "It is much more straight
forward to define permeability
based upon the paving surface.
The board approved the following
definition 'for permeability: "To'

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For six years, Franklin County
School Board member Willie
Speed has requested to serve in
the capacity of chairperson. And
for the second straight year, Mr.
Speed accused the board of being
racially prejudiced on November
18 for denying him the
opportunity to serve in that
'This request has been strongly
rejected each year," Speed stated.
He continued, "the rejection is not
due to the qualifications I possess.
I am a professional educator by
training and experience that
surpasses anyone who ever
served on the board for over a
half century and beyond."
Mr. Speed questioned why the
board has continuously denied
him the opportunity to serve as
chairperson. He asserted, "it
appears to me that the only
reason I am denied the
opportunity to serve in this
honorable position is due to the
color of my skin."
qualify as "semi-pervious," the
installed paving system must
provide sufficient perviousness
(vertical percolation) to allow
approximately 33 percent of the
rain falling on the surface of the
pavement to permeate through
the pavement, rather than
running off the pavement. The
developer must submit
verification of the permeability of
the paving material to the county
before the material is used. The
county may seek verification of
the permeability from a third
party, the cost of which shall be
borne by the developer."
*Attorney Ben Watkins informed
the board that a hearing involv-
ing Providence Medical
Corporation's objections to the
counties claims for back taxes
was scheduled for December 11.
He said that, following a deposi-
tion hearing with Hugh Steely on
November 2, the bankruptcy at-
torney for the county commented
that significant information had
been received. The bankruptcy at-
torney, Watkins explained,
wanted the statements at the
deposition hearing to be tran-
scribed and made available to the
court. Watkins said that he would
provide the board with a "defini-
tive recommendation" on the mat-
ter following the December 11
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Many cities and counties
throughout the rural south have
made great strides in overcoming
racial prejudice, Speed indicated.
"I'm really glad that all people do
not think likehe school board
members of the Franklin County
School System," he stated.
Speed pointed out that the
Franklin County Commission had
appointed Clarence Williams to
the position of vice-chairperson
during his first year of service. He
also noted that the City of
Apalachicola elected two African-
American residents to serve on
the Apalachicola City
Commission. 'That's the first time
that's ever been done since
reconstruction," he said. Mr.
Speed also pointed out that he
was elected by the 85 member
Small District Council, which
represents 17 counties, to serve
as chairperson.
"So, it's definitely clear beyond a
shadow of a doubt that the
members of the Franklin County
School Board refuse to give me
this honor because of the
prejudices they hold as it relates
to African-Americans," he
In other board business:
*The board agreed to maintain its
regular schedule for meetings.
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meetings will rotate from each
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special meetings will be held at
Brown Elementary School.
*The board voted to approve the
Franklin County School District's
Scholarship fund for 1997-98.
Each board member contributes
$25 to the fund. Board member
Willie Speed refrained for the
second straight year from
contributing to the fund.
*The board voted to retain the
services of Attorney Barbara
Sanders for the tenth consecutive
year. Attorney Sanders accepted
the position ten years ago when
Van Russell left to become the
county's judge. "And that's when
I lucked out and got to be school
board attorney," Sanders said.
She continued, "it was a great first
entry level position into Franklin
County in general...I am honored
to continue."
*Superintendent Brenda
Galloway extended her
appreciation to each board
member for cooperating with her
in her first year as
superintendent. Ms. Galloway
read a list of accomplishments
that have occurred during her
first year. Some of those district
highlights included:
-Addressing the declining
enrollment and lack of funds at
the Franklin County School
-Evaluating and updating the

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Speed Accuses...
Continued from Page 2
district's drop-out prevention
-Aligning the district's curriculum
with the Florida Sunshine
-Participating with the legislature
on key issues. Ms. Galloway said
that a new concept called the
"Foundations Program" would be
presented on December 4.
-Developing a middle school
program at Apalachicola High
School. Ms. Galloway said that
the district would look into a
similar program at Carrabelle
High School.
-Participating with the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department by
utilizing a drug dog at the school
and having an officer with the
sheriffs department circulate at
each school.
*The board accepted a proposal
from Apalachicola High School for
a four-day senior trip. Such plans
have yet to be submitted by
Carrabelle High School. Board
member Katie McKnight
requested that each student be


required to have a form
containing relevant rules for the
senior trip signed by their
parents. She reasoned, "so...they
can't say that they was not told
or didn't know about it (the
rules)." Chairperson Will Kendrick
suggested that the copy be
notarized so that students could
not forge the names of their
parents. The board voted to
require such forms to be signed
and notarized.
*The board was informed that the
Department of Education had
approved a $84,500 Collaborative
Partnership Grant on November
7. The grant will be distributed
quarterly beginning July 1, 1997
and extending to June 30, 1998.
The grant will be used to enhance
early education and care services
for young children and their fami-
lies in the county.

(A letter to the Papadopoulosfamilyfromformer Carrabelle High School
Coach John Hmelnicky)
Dear Eva, Harry, Julie:
Now that I'm in Maryland, my first task is to respond to those won-
derful people in Carrabelle.
Words will never describe how I felt when I first saw you in the res-
taurant. You saw me approaching and you recognized me after some
50 years. Incredible!
The Homecoming was something to behold. I've been to many home-
comings but nothing like that you people put on in Carrabelle. People
just raved that entire day. Mrs. Hmelnicky and her sister Barbara
were just overwhelmed with the friendliness of Carrabelle. That's the
way Carrabelle always has been.
It was nice to see the Malletts, Chasons, Peter Lansbury, Basil
McKnight, the Tucker family from Eastpoint, your old neighbor Ann
Witherspoone, the judge's daughter, and her husband [Bill] from
Sumatra. Ann told me that they dated in school and later gpt mar-
ried. How nice! The Solomon boys, Ray and Roy. The most important
ones, the Papadopoulos family, Eva, Harry and Julie. How can I for-
get them?
You should be hearing from a monastery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva-
nia. Your mother and father were very nice to me (just a kid of 20), so
I am enrolling them in the Seraphic Mass Association for their de-
parted souls, may they rest in peace forever. Then Bobby McKnight
passed away in Kentucky!
I was so sorry to hear that Austin Mallett, Rex Littleton and "Bang,
Bang" Mallett died in England (but was returned to Carrabelle for
burial). These Mallett boys do stick together, even in death. Very nice
family indeed.
I'm sorry that time didn't permit you, Harry and Julie, to just sit
down and talk. Your business needed attention, especially at that
busy time. I remember young Harry taking me out to Carrabelle River
to do some fishing; we really got a very good catch that day, just he
and I, in his little kicker (boat). Then there was your cousin, Mike
Joanos, in Tallahassee. I hope he is still living. Then, memories of
you and your mother and Julie riding in that big, black Buick! Oh
well, time must move on; but the memories are still very impression-
able for me because Carrabelle was my first place of teaching and
coaching. These experiences, both good and bad, will never be
Mrs. H. has taken your map of Carrabelle to an art place here for
framing. Once completed, the picture will be hung right here above
my desk in the den. I will treasure it forever. You will never know
what Carrabelle means to me.
Once again,/thanks so very much for your hospitality, meals, [and]
arrangements for the Homecoming!
What was the coach's name who coached at Leon High School? John?
He was originally from Carrabelle. When we went to play football at
Tallahassee he was so nice to us all. (According to Eva Papadopoulos,
"Coach Hmelnicky is referring to Coach Johnny Westberg, who also
was at our reunion.")
I hope this short note will express my return to "Heaven"
Carrabelle. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
-Coach Hmelnicky

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Letter of Thanks

I was told this listed below would be printed at no cost since it is a
short tribute to the men and women of St. James-Lanark Volunteer
Fire Department that saved my place this past Sunday.
"This is written in profound thanks and gratitude to all the people of
the St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department.

Chief Bud Evans
Lt. Jim Bove
David Curry
Dan McClum
State Fire Marshall

Asst. Chief Gary Mallior
Jimmy Sapp
Anna May & Roger
Franklin Medical Service

If someone was not listed, it was not intentional, but an oversight on
my part.
Deepest Respect & Appreciation,
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Discussing the planned Florida Power Substation on St.
George Island are Frank Latham, representing the St.
George Island Civic Club and Mike McDonald, area manager.

Other power company officials
at the announcement held at
the Buccaneer included Bill
Naylor, Engineering and Con-
struction manager, Amy Dierolf
who is working on the permitting,
and Ann Marie Varga, Florida
Power's senior public relations
A special mailing on the project
announcement was sent to the
people along the route of the lines
from the substation on the island
to the mainland, said McDonald.
He also invited elected officials to
see the project plans.
Though rumors had been circu-
lating that some island residents
were against placing the substa-
tion on land zoned for residential
dwellings, only a few St. George
Island residents showed up for
presentation of the new substa-
tion plans.
Varga said she and others in the
public relations department were
ready for questions on the safety
of electric and magnetic fields. A
copy of an article from the Nov. 1,
1996, issue of the Orlando Senti-
nel quoted a panel of scientists as
saying "Taken all together, the
current body of evidence shows
that exposure to electric and mag-
netic fields does not constitute a
threat to human health."
Articles taken from the May 14,
1995, issues of the Tampa Tri-
bune and the New York Times
quotes representative physicists
of the American Physical Society
as saying that it "can find no evi-
dence that the electromagnetic
fields that radiate from power
lines cause cancer."
Handouts included the 1996 An-
nual Review of EMF Research,
published by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
and addressed to the Florida En-
vironmental Regulation Commis-
sion on Feb. 28. 1997, as required
by the Florida EMF Rule. A print-
out from a World Wide Web ar-
ticle under the title National Re-
search Council News stated that
"No clear, convincing evidence
exists to show that residential
exposures to electric and mag-
netic fields (EMFs) are a threat to
human health, a committee of the
National Research Council has
concluded in a new report."
Also available was a booklet titled
Questions and Answers about E.
M. F., Electric and Magnetic Fields
Associated with the Use of Elec-
tric Power published in January,
1995 by the National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences

and U. S. Department of Energy.
The booklet contains background
on electric power, human health
studies, biological studies, gov-
ernment actions, the EMF envi-
ronment, and a list of publications
and information "hotlines" for
more information.
An article by Alan Pierce, Frank-
lin County Planner, in the Novem-
ber issue of Thd Sales Quote, a
publication, of the area Realtor's
Association, raises the question of
zoning regulations and compre-
hensive plan rules.
After Pierce gave background on
why Florida Power did not build
the substation in Eastpoint, he
quoted the Board of County Com-
missioners as telling Florida
Power to "buy some property and
build a substation ....
Pierce quoted Florida Power Com-
pany as stating, "We knew you
were going to say that so we are
going to read you something out
of your own comp plan so that you
do not hassle us about what prop-
erty we buy."
Pierce said "They read Policy 2.3
of the land use element. The policy
says 'Public utilities needed to
provide essential service to exist-
ing and future land uses shall be
permitted in all land use classifi-
cations ."'
According to Pierce, this means
"that if FPC wants to buy a resi-
dential or commercial lot to build
a substation then it is county
policy to allow them to do it. ....
the comp plan allows them ...
absolute freedom to build what
they need where they need it."
The problem with this, according
to Pierce, is "the zoning code.. .
says nothing about thisflexibil-
ity. In fact the zoning code indi-
cates something entirely different.
... it establishes a Z-1 district,
specifically called Public Facilities

Pierce says he now regrets not
having taken the time to amend
the zoning code to reflect Policy
2.3 when it was adopted by the
county in 1991. He asks a ques-
tion: "Since at least one person
does not want a substation next
to them, do you think the policy
should be amended to make a
substation subject to special con-
sideration before the county al-
lows another one to be built?"

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Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge F. E. Steinmeyer
Ron Flury,
Assistant State Attorney

Kevin Steiger,
Assistant Public Defender

Franklin County Court House
November 17, 1997

All charges against the defendants remain allegations until
proven otherwise in a court of law.
Charlie Cooper: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 15. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly sold
$20 worth of crack cocaine to Sgt. James Watkins during a controlled
buy operation on October 31 on Avenue K and 7th Street in Apalachi-
Lowery Croom: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery on a
Pregnant Woman, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 15.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly at-
tacked his girlfriend, who was two months pregnant, at his residence
in Apalachicola on October 23. According to the report, the defen-
dant allegedly pulled out a large amount of the victim's hair, kicked
her in the stomach three times and body slammed her into a stove in
the kitchen of the house. The victim informed officers that the defen-
dant was not the father of the baby she was carrying. The victim was
later taken to Weems Memorial Hospital.
James Denig: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery, the
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for pretrial on December 15. The defendant was rep-
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Officer Fred Jetton was dis-
patched to a residence in concern to a domestic violence report on
July 7. According to the report, Donnette Broxton claimed that her
boyfriend (the defendant) had thrown a hot cup of coffee on her. When
Officer Jetton confronted the defendant, he claimed that Ms. Broxton
first attacked him with her purse and had also thrown a hot cup of
coffee on him. Officer Jetton alleged that there were marks on the
defendant's body to substantiate his claim. He eventually charged
both parties with Domestic Violence.
Daniel Dillon, Jr.: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery
with a Deadly Weapon and two counts of Affray, the defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on December 15. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly con-
fronted B.J. Goodson on October 5 near the intersection of Highway
98 and Bayshore Drive and warned him to stay away from his girl-
friend. According to the report, the defendant and his brother, Jason
Dillon, allegedly chased the defendant from the parking lot of the
former Billy Carr Used Car Dealership to the Huddle House in
The defendant allegedly struck Goodson in the head with an iron
pipe while in front of the Huddle House. Danny Dillon allegedly struck
the defendant in the back with a baseball bat. Witness Helen Burkett,
who works as a cook at the Huddle House, informed officers that
Danny Dillon was in possession of a large, black object and had chased
Goodson through the parking lot. Officers observed that Goodson
was bleeding profusely from his forehead and had also sustained se-
vere bruises to his back.
Lee Fichera: Charged with one count of Resisting Arrest with Vio-
lence and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer; the defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on December 15. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, officers from the Apalachi-
cola Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriffs Depart-
ment attempted to arrest the defendant for outstanding warrants in
the Oasis Bar in Alalachicola on October 14. According to the report,
the defendant allegedly walked into the women's restroom of the bar
with a friend, Megan Allen, when Officer Jim Wilburn and Deputy
Tim Register entered the establishment. Bartender Hope Davis was
then reportedly directed to order Ms. Allen and the defendant out of
the restroom.
As the defendant exited the women's restroom, Deputy Register at-
tempted to place him under arrest., According to the report, the de-
fendant allegedly began to resist arrest. Justin Wilson and Ms. Allen
allegedly attempted to help the defendant during the arrest proce-
Officers allegedly had to bring the defendant to the ground in order to
complete the arrest procedure. The defendant later allegedly attempted
to break from officers as he was being escorted to a patrol car. As
officers placed the defendant in the back seat of the patrol car, the
defendant allegedly began kicking the doors and windows of the ve-
hicle. Apalachicola Police Officer Jack Osburn then attempted to place
leg irons on the defendant to further restrain him. According to the
report, the defendant allegedly kicked Officer Osburn in the right
cheek as the leg irons were being administered.
Gerald Kent: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault on a
Law Enforcement Officer, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on Decem-
ber 15. Information has yet to be filed in this case. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Apalachicola Police Officer
Robert Taylor reported that the defendant allegedly drove his vehicle
at a high rate of speed in his direction as he was walking to the back
entrance of the county courthouse. Officer Taylor further reported
that he stepped up onto the curb adjoining the courthouse as the
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"Had (this) writer not stepped'up on the curb," reported Taylor, "the
vehicle would have struck (thisf water." He further alleged that the
defendant cursed loudly at himi when he drove by. "This is an on-
going problem with the defendant "'Taylor concluded.
Mathew Parramore: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand
Theft, the defendant was not present at his arraignment. Judge
Steinmeyer directed the county clerk to send notice to the defendant
informing him of his December 15 appointment date. The defendant
will be represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Deputy Ronald Segree ar-
rested the defendant on an outstanding warrant on October 19 at the
Old Ferry Dock in Eastpoint. 'Segree. reported that he observed the
defendant on a small boat at the dock. He further noted that the
outboard motor in the defendant's boat appeared to resemble a mo-
tor that was reported stolen from an Apalachicola resident. Deputy
Segree allegedly determined the oi6tboard motor to stolen by examin-
ing the equipment's serial number. The motor, according to the re-
port, was valued at $2800. ..
Anthony Sanders: Charged within one, count of Uttering a Forged In-
strument, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 15. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defendant Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause repoi-t, the defendant allegedly cashed
a stolen check belonging to Ms. Cristine Rhodes at the Gulfside IGA
in the amount of $211.90 on September 30. According to the report,
the defendant allegedly informed the store clerk, Ms. Deborah Banks,
that he was a maintenance worker for Ms. Rhodes. Ms. Rhodes has
since signed an affidavit of forgery for the allegedly stolen check.
IGA Store Manager Joe Cesaroni allegedly attempted to contact Ms.
Rhodes by telephone to confirm thedefendant's story. However, since
Ms. Rhodes could not be reached, the store manager reportedly agreed
to approve the check. Ms. Banks claimed that the defendant showed
her an inmate ID card for identification purposes. Both Banks and
Cesoroni later allegedly identified the defendant in a photo lineup as
the person who cashed the check belonging to Ms. Rhodes.
Glenn Suddeth: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case loi;pretrial on December 15. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly sold
$25 worth of crack cocaine to Sgt. James Watkins and Sgt. Michael
Moore on July 23 during a controlled buy operation. The officers al-
legedly made a controlled buy from'the defendant at the intersection
of 7th Street and Avenue K in Apalachicola.
Jay Thompson: Charged with'ohe .count of Battery on a Law En-
forcement Officer, the defendant'pleaded Not Guilty to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 15.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly at-
tacked Carrabelle Police Officer Buddy Shiver on November 1 in
Carrabelle. "When I arrived," reported Officer Shiver, "Mr. Thompson
came toward me threatening me with a water sprinkler on a piece of
pipe." Shiver reported that the defendant-had been drinking and may
have also been using illegal drugs
Shiver further reported that he hit the defendant across the legs with
his nightstick as the defendant came towards him in a threatening
manner. Shiver alleged that the defendant continued to fight with
him and even attempted.to take his w.eapon. He alleged that the
defendant's father eventually helped to subdue and place the defen-
dant under arrest.
In his closing remarks, Officer Shiver noted, "I know Mr. Thompson
personally. He is good as gold until he gets on alcohol or crack. He
goes crazy when he gets on that." Shiver requested that the defen-
dant receive a high bond as well as assistance for his alleged prob-
Julian Vann: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Trespassing on a Struc-
ture or Conveyance, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 15.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender'Kevin
Steiger. .', -
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly sold
$25 worth of crack cocaine to Sgt. Uames Watkins during a controlled
buy operation on October 31 on 7th Street in the City of Apalachi-
Kenneth Wallace: Charged with one count of Accessory After the
Fact, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge

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Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 15. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Samuel Brackins: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled
Substance, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense of Sale of
Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and
sentenced him to six months in the Franklin County Jail with credit
for 72 days of time served. Judge Steinmeyer also sentenced the de-
fendant to 36 months of probation and ordered him to pay $255 for
court costs and $100 for lab fees to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE). The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Vincent Brown: Charged with three counts of Battery on a Law
Enforcement Officer, the defendant pleaded No Contest to two counts
of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Judge Steinmeyer adjudi-
cated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 30 months in the
Department of Corrections with credit for 31 days of time served.
Judge Steinmeyer also reduced all court costs to a civil judgment.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Calvin Burns: Charged with two counts of Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance, the defendant pleaded No Contest to one count of Sale of
Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to six months in
the Franklin County Jail. Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the defen-
dant to serve 30 months of probation and pay $255 for court costs
and $100 for lab fees to the FDLE. As a condition of probation, the
defendant will be screened and evaluated for possible substance abuse
treatment. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger.

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In Appreciation

ofCarrabeLLe's Chakber Members

and Your Contrib tions to Ovr Commvnunity

) Making goods and services available to us nearby so we don't have to travel long
distances to obtain the items needed.

0 For the jobs provided for citizens'in our community.

For collecting the sales taxes that pay for things such as schools, roads, bridges and

) For special contributions and assistance to schools, churches, civic groups and
worthy causes.

A Special Touch & Such
Absolutely Perfect Tile
American General Life & Accident
Anchor Realty
Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic
Apalachic6la Maritime Museum
Apalachicola State Bank
Arbuckle's Sandblasting
Bayou Art Gallery
Big Bend Ceramics
Big Bend Machine & Tool
Big Bend Hospice, Inc.
Bowman's Family Christian Book Store
Brigitte's Romatic Retreat
Buccaneer Inn
Capt. Parrothead's Adventures
Captain Randy's Charter Service
Carrabelle Christian Center
Carrabelle Florist
Carrabelle IGA
Carrabelle Marina
Carrabelle Medical Pharmacy, Inc.
Carrabelle Palms RV Park & Store
Carrabelle Times
Carrabelle Realty
John Casey (Driving Services)
J.E. Castoldi Association, Inc.
Cat Tail Productions
Cat V Enterprises
Cindy's of Carrabelle
William Clark (Computer Services)
Coastal Security
Coastal Shores Realty
Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Cook Ins.
Cool Change Charters
D & B of Carrabelle (Riverwalk)
Dean Witter
Dingier Machine & Welding
Dockside Marina
Shaun S. Donahoe Real Estate
Duke-Henry, Inc.
Eastpoint Bay Charter
Eveready Gas & Appliance, Co.
Eye Savers of Carrabelle
First American Title Insurance
Fishing Rod Components, Inc.
Fitness for Life, Inc.
Florida Power
Florida Coastal Properties
Folks Realty
Foster Consulting
Franklin Chronicle
Franklin County Senior Citizens
Franklin County Glass
Franklin Realty-Carrabelle
Georgian Motel
Green Light Studio
GT Com
Gulf Coast Realty of SGI, Inc.
Gulf State Bank
Gulf Supply Co.
Gulf Waters Motel
Harbour Breeze
Harry's Bar & Package Store
Harry's Restaurant
Hawkins Printing and Graphics
Ho-Hum RV Park
Homestead Imprinted Sportswear
Hudson Aircraft, Inc.
Island Charters of Carrabelle

Island Cottons
Island View Inn
Jackson's Auto
Jeanni's Journeys, Inc.
Johnnie's Restaurant
Julia Mae's Seafood Restaurant
Kelley Funeral Home
L & J Flea Market
Lamplighter Cafe
Lanark Village Association, Inc.
Don Lively Construction
Many Splendor Things
Marks Insurance Agency
Marshall Marine Ways
Marxsen Accounting
Mary Kay Beauty Consultant
Bill Miller Realty
Minichiello Communications
Moore Treasurers
NHC Home Care
Nightingale &Assoc., Inc.
Ochlocknee Bay Realty
Mark E. Owen, Consultant
Panama Business Machines
Parramore Marine Services
Sportsman's Lodge
St. James-Lanark VFD
Summerhill Electric
Survivors Bait & Tackle
The Flower Shoppe
The Garden Gallery
The Moorings
The Three Cats
The Waterfront
Timber Island Realty
Tucker Life-Health Ins. Agency
Two Gulls
Village Cafe

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Waste Mangement
Water Works Real Estate
Law Offices of Ben Watkins
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Yvonne's Hair Fixery

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David Butler
Ronnie Jackson
David Jackson
Jane Robison
Helen Schmidt
Larry Smith
Vicky Summerhill
Mary Swaney
Rene Topping


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Mary Fordham
Jackie Gay
Marie Gray
Barbara Sabas
Tom Shields
Nancy A. Varner
William M. Wells
Cliff Willis
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Published every other Friday

Brown Elementary School

Hosts Annual Science Fair

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Student Alishia Hendels (R) shows off her prize winning
science project. Alishia's mother, Rachial, displays one of
the prize winning certificates.
After weeks of scientific research and compilation of compelling data,
students from Brown Elementary School received their opportunity
to show off their important findings to the community at the Novem-
ber 17 Science Fair.
Projects with such creative titles as "Bubbling Bacteria," "Suds and
More Suds" and "Burglar Beware" were entered at the fair. Mbst stu-
dents interviewed at the event said that they spent between 1-2 weeks
researching their projects. Many found that scientific research had
become an enjoyable phenomenon.
Alishia Hendels, who was selected as the first place winner in the
Sixth Grade Physical Science category, said that she visited the li-
brary every day during the research phase of her project. "It was fun,"
she stated.
'Holly Rush, who was selected as the first place winner in the Sixth
Grade Life Science category, created a project entitled "Three Senses."
She explained, "I learned a lot about the differences in the senses of
taste, touch and smell. I wanted to know which senses were best in
determining the way you taste food."
Sam Foley,-who was selected as the overall second place winner, cre-
ated a project entitled "Recycle Paper." Sam said that he researched
his project several hours. "I learned how to make newspaper into
recycled paper," he stated. "It was fun," concluded Sam, "but the
paper stinks."
Brown Elementary School Principal Janice Gordon said that the sci-
ence fair events generally attracted a large crowd. "We try to do some-
thing special each year," she observed. She extended her apprecia-
tion to all who helped and participated in the effort.
Physical Science
1st Place: Andy Walterman & William Sorenson- Jet Glider
2nd Place: Michael Dasher and James Creamer- Electric Magnet
3rd Place: Tara Klink and Leah Carroll- Time in a Bottle
Earth Science
1st Place: Tamra Sasnett and Tasha Pennycuff- Gemstones
2nd Place: Latoshia Martina- Ocean in a Bottle
3rd Place: Kristan Murray and Kristin Coulter- Suds and More Suds
Life Science
Ist Place: Nina Thomas and Nikki Charmichael- Bubbling Bacteria
2nd'Place: Julie Millender and Heather Smith- How Plants Grow
Physical Science
1st Place: Derek Brown- Friction
2nd Place: Brittney Sellers- Making Dye
3rd Place: Timm Wallace- Burglar Beware
Earth Science
1st Place: Sam Foley- Recycle Paper
2nd Place: Chavon Garrett- Waste Not
3rd Place: Jenny Nowling- Light Switch
Physical Science
1st Place: Alisha Hendels- Asorbic Acid
2nd Place: Serena Rhew- Painting Chip
3rd Place: Clint Halford- Best Battery



Scheduled for

December 12th
On Friday, December 12, at 6:00
p.m., a Christmas Cantata, en-
titled "The Christmas Story in
Scripture and Song," will be pre-
sented at the St. George Island
United Methodist Church, located
at 201 E. Gulf Beach Drive, on St.
George Island.
The powerful musical presenta-
tion of scripture and favorite
Christmas carols will feature
members of the combined choirs
from Lanark Community Church,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Carrabelle United Methodist
Church, and St. George Island
United Methodist Church.
Martha Gherardi will be organist
and director of this cantata, with
Luciano Gherardi as bassist. So-
loists from the representative
churches are Bix Durbin, Jim
Phillips, Charlotte Smith, Leon
Ulery and Meryl Young. The
Gherardis are well known vir-
tuoso artists in the local musical
community, often performing as
the 'Trio Internazionale" with Dr.
Bedford Watkins.
The St. George Island United
Methodist Church will host the
refreshments following the perfor-
mance, which is open to the pub-
lic at no charge. You won't want
to miss this compelling musical
presentation to begin your holi-
day celebrations! For more infor-
mation, call Shirley Hartley at

Earth Science
ist Place: Alek Hoffman- Cord Grass
2nd Place: Oscar Linares- Sinkhole
3rd Place: Katie Moore- Erosion
Life Science
1st Place: Holly Rush- Three Senses
2nd Place: Katie Marks- Hairy Solution
3rd Place: Kerry Barwick- Male/Female
Overall Winners
1st Place: Alek Hoffman
2nd Place: Alishia Hendels
3rd Place: Sam Foley

Student Holly Rush (L) shows off her prize winning sci-
ence project. Holly's mom, Pam Rush, helps display the

How to Live with the Bears

By Rene Topping
Billy Sermons, Regional Biologist for the Florida Fresh Water Fish
and Game, Northwest Region, has a few helpful hints should you
have an encounter of the bear kind in Franklin County. "If you hap-
pen to run into a bear in the woods or near your home, give him a
wide berth," he said. However,.he was quick to lessen any fears by
saying, 'There has never been a documented incident of a Florida
Bear attacking a human." Still as with all wild animals it pays to be
cautious. If you don't antagonize the bear he will most probably look
you over carefully and then amble off to wherever he was going before
he met up with you.
The advice was given in an interview on Wednesday by the Chronicle,
whose editor thought it would be useful considering all the bear
sightings and the accidents with automobiles in the last three weeks,,
Sermons explained that Franklin County probably has one of the
largest population of bears in the Northwest Region. "One of the rea-
sons they are coming down to the coast is that there is a bumper crop
of Scrub oak acorns," he went on to say that the bears "just love
those acorns." He added that bears, like many a wild creature, will
help themselves to food left out. He suggests that during this time
while the bears are so prevalent In our area residents feed domestic
animals inside. Or, lackig that, remove any food left over. Don't leave
garbage containing food stuffs out over night, if you CUB:' make sure
your garbage can has a tightly fitted lid. He sort of chuckled as he
said that while adding, "However the bears are adept at getting into
containers." If you feed the birds, empty leftover seed out of bird
He advises that residents be particularly careful around a female bear
with cub along. Also pay special attention when the bear is a young
male. Sermons said the male bear has a range of about 70 miles. The
female has a such smaller range. The young male is often looking for
a. place of his own after being ejected by older bears from another
territory. The older males will not tolerate the youngsters on their
range. So the younger bear may be trying to stake out his area.
He said that so far one bear was removed from the Carrabelle area to
a point many miles away. It was caught while feasting on compost
pile. Sermons added that usually bears will be seen in the spring and
again in October and November. In times past the largest amount" of
bear sightings have been in Jefferson County. This year Franklin
County has had the most sightings,
There have been 16 bears killed in traffic accidents in the entire re-
gion. Six of them have been in Franklin County. Most accidents oc-
cur on highways, such as U.S. 98, and nightfall is the worst time.
Signs have been erected in several areas warning motorists to watch
for "Bear Crossing." Unfortunately, these signs seem to be very popu-
lar with residents who take them down almost as fast as they are
Sermons gives this last piece of advice for the residents and visitors.
"Be aware that bear are likely to be on the roadsides. Slow down a
little during this time to give yourself time for evasive action." How-
ever, he said that usually there in little a motorist can do to avoid the
collision. "When you see the bear it is generally too late."

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Second Circuit Court, Continued from Page 4
Michael Cain: The defendant has been charged with Third Degree
Criminal Mischief. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial
on December 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Eric Campbell: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Sale of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for trial on December 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Barbara Sanders.
Michael Champion: The defendant has been charged with one count
.,f Aggravated Battery. The Assistant State Attorney's office has not
filed for information in this case and has agreed not to prosecute.
"(There was) Probable cause to arrest," noted Assistant State Attor-
ney Ron Flury in his November 7 filed statement of No Information,
"however, after taking deposition testimony, it is the opinion of the
Office of the State Attorney (that) this case cannot be proved beyond
a reasonable doubt.". The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Jeremy Collins: Charged with one count of Uttering a Forged Instru-
ment and Third Degree Grand Theft, the defendant pleaded No Con-
test to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer withheld adjudication and sen-
tenced the defendant to 18 months of probation. Judge Steinmeyer
also ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs and $600 in
restitution to the Carrabelle IGA. The defendant was represented by
Attorney Bill Porter.
Marvin Croom, Jr.: The defendant has been charged.with one count
of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Serious Injuries and
Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for arraignment on December 15. Information has
yet to be filed in this case.
Tammy Douds: Charged with two counts of Possession of a Con-
trolled Substance and one count of Possession of a Controlled Sub-
stance with Intent to Sell, the defendant pleaded No Contest to one
count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
her to 90 days in the Franklin County Jail with credit for 44 days of
time served. Judge Steinmeyer also sentenced the defendant to two
years of probation and ordered her to pay $255 for court costs and
$100 for lab fees to the FDLE. As a condition of probation, the defen-
dant will be screened and evaluated for possible substance abuse
treatment. The defendant was represented by Attorney Douglas Gaidry.
Jermaine Fedd: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Sale of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for a trial on December 17. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Ruben Gallegos, Jr.: The defendant has been charged with one count
of Sexual Battery. The defendant has agreed to serve one year of State
Attorney Probation as stipulated in a Deferred Prosecution Agree-
ment. The terms of the probation were sealed due to the nature of the
offense. The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sand-
Johnny Gray: The defendant has been charged with two counts of
Sale of a Controlled Substance and one count of Escape. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on December 17. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
O'Sheila Harris: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Aggravated Battery. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on
December 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Hilderbrandt: The defendant has been charged with one
count of Tampering with Physical Evidence and DUI. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for trial on December 17. The defendant was rep-
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Johnny Jones: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Sale of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for trial on December 17. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Crystal Keith: Charged with one count of Grand Theft, Uttering a
Forged Instrument, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Of-
ficer. EscapeDepriving an Officer of his Means of Protection, Resist-
ing an Officer with Violence and Resisting an Officer without Vio-
lence, two counts of Grand Theft Burglary of a Dwelling and three
counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty
to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
December 15. The defendant was appointed the services of the public
Corlinda Lattimore: The defendant has been charged with one count
of Sale of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for trial on December 17. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Brian Miller: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand Theft,
the defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to three years of
probation. As a condition of probation, the defendant will be screened
Continued on Page 7

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The Franklin Chronicle 28 November 1997 Page 7

Second Circuit Court, Continued from Page 6
and evaluated for substance abuse treatment. Judge Steinmeyer also
ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Lorenzo O'Neal: Charged with one count of Sale of Cocaine, Sale of a
Controlled Substance and Violation of Probation, the defendant
pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated
the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 24 months in the Depart-
ment of Corrections with credit for 102 days of time served. All out-
standing court costs were reduced to a civil judgment. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Lisa Polous: The defendant has been charged with one count of Ag-
gravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for arraignment on December 15. The defendant was repre-
sented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Stephanie Scofield: Charged with one count of Sexual Act with a
Child Under Sixteen, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser
offense of Lewd and Lascivious Act on a Child Under Sixteen.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
her to six months in the Franklin County Jail with credit for 45 days
of time served. Judge Steinmeyer also sentenced the defendant to
one year of community control and three years of probation. As a
condition of probation, the defendant will receive a mental health
evaluation and treatment if needed. The defendant was also ordered
to pay $255 for court costs. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Charlene Simmons: The defendant has been Charged with one count
of Possession of Cocaine and two counts of Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on De-
cember 15. The defendant was represented by Attorney J. Gordon
Larry Stevens: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Sale of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for trial on December 19. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Barbara Sanders.
Donnie Thompson: The defendant has been charged with one count
of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on De-
cember 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger.
Ben Turrell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale
of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
trial on January 21, 1998. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tracy Wilson: Charged with one count of Cultivation of Cannabis,
the defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
withheld adjudication and sentenced the defendant to two years of
probation. As a condition of probation, the defendant will be screened
and evaluated for substance abuse counseling. Judge Steinmeyer also
ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs and $100 for lab
fees to the FDLE. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Glenn Yon: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sexual
Battery. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on December
17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin

Alvin Chambers: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on
December 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Cimiluca: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a de-
nial to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hear-
ing on December 15. The defendant was represented by Attorney
William Porter, II.

Alphonso Coney: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on
December 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Bobby Creamer: The defendant has been charged with VOP. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on December 15. The
defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Clifford Jones: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admis-
sion to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty
and sentenced him to 20 months in the Department of Corrections.
The defendant was represented by Attorney John Eagen.
Mike Pollock: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on
December 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.





Plans Approved

Jury Brings in Guilty Red Snapper

Verdict on Battery Case Advisory Issued



sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.


Defendant Russell Cooper had his
day in court on November 18 to
face a string of charges which
included Battery on a Law
Enforcement Officer, Resisting
Arrest with Violence and Battery.
After exactly one hour of
deliberation, a six member jury
determined that Cooper was
guilty of one count of Battery.
Mr. Cooper had been accused of
assaulting Apalachicola Police
Officer Arnold Tolliver on August
10. Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger acknowledged that
the defendant had fought with
Officer Tolliver; however, he
contended that Tolliver was
attacked only after he allegedly hit
the defendant in the head with a
Assistant State Attorney Ron
Flury pointed out that the
defendant had pinned Officer
Tolliver to the ground and
continued to beat him. "Self
defense is not available to-him,"
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Mr. Steiger countered, "this is not
a one-sided affair...you can act in
self-defense." He alleged that the
defendant received a large bruise
to the front of his head as a result
of being hit with a flashlight. He
concluded, "Arnold Tolliver got
attacked because he lost his cool."
Bewildered by the verdict, Judge
F.E. Steinmeyer made his
opinions of the matter known to
the defendant. "I don't
understand this jury's verdict,"
said Steinmeyer, "if you were
guilty of anything, you were guilty
of Battery of a Law Enforcement
Officer...this is a very serious
Mr. Cooper asked that Judge
Steinmeyer not sentence him to a
prison term. He pointed out that
he had a family to support and
could not do so if imprisoned.
Assistant State Attorney Ron
Flury informed Judge Steinmeyer
that the defendant had several
previous offenses. "He's had his
bite of the apple," said Flury.
;Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the
defendant guilty and sentenced
him to 90 days in the Franklin
County Jail. However, Steinmeyer
acknowledged that the defendant
made his living on the bay, and
agreed to let him serve that time
in increments of 15 days over the
period of one year. Judge
Steinmeyer also ordered the
defendant to serve one year of
probation and pay $115 for court
Assistant State Attorney Ron
Flury later made a statement to
the Franklin Chronicle about the
case. "Although i'm disappointed
with the lesser verdict," he said,
"the defendant was sentenced to
more jail time than was offered
prior to the trial. The jury made
the decision that they felt was
right and I respect that decision."
Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger also commented, "I think
the jury did what it thought was
right given the circumstances and
testimony. I'm happy that my cli-
ent was not convicted of a felony,
which would permanently scar
him for life." He concluded, "While
I don't think confinement is nec-
essary, I feel the Judge was com-
passionate in structuring the con-
finement portion of the sentence."


commercial king mackerel fisher-
men in state waters from Brevard
through Dade counties from April
1 through October 31 each year
establish a daily 500 pound trip
limit for the commercial harvest
of Spanish mackerel after the
close of the 1,500 pound harvest
season segment through March
31 each year

These rule amendments:
prohibit the harvest of blue
crabs with a trap in federal wa-
ters adjacent to Florida
require that each throat (en-
trance) in all blue crab and wire
stone crab traps be horizontally
oriented; the width of the open-
ing where the throat meets the
vertical wall of the trap and the
opening of the throat at its far-
thest point from the vertical wall,
inside the trap, shall be greater
than the height of any such open-
ing; no such throat shall extend
farther than 6 inches into the in-
side of any trap, measured from
where the throat opening meets
the vertical wall of the trap to the
throat opening at its farthest point
from the vertical wall, inside the
provide that trap marking buoys
be either spherical in shape with
a diameter no smaller than 6
inches, or some other shape pro-
vided that it is no shorter than 10
inches in the longest dimension
and the width at some point ex-
ceeds 5 inches
require persons who commer-
cially harvest blue crabs with
traps to possess a saltwater prod-
ucts license with both a blue
crab and restricted species

This rule establishes a 10 inches
minimum size limit for vermilion
snapper harvested in all state
waters (to conform with federal

These rule amendments, which
conform with federal rules:
declare sand tiger sharks, big-
eye sand tiger sharks, white
sharks, and manta rays as pro-
tected species and prohibit the
harvest of these species; in addi-
tion, sawsharks are removed from
this designation
close state waters to the com-
mercial harvest and sale of small
or large coastal sharks when ad-
jacent federal waters close to this
prohibit filleting sharks at sea
(the evisceration and removal of
heads and tails of sharks on ves-
sels is not prohibited)

The National Marine Fisheries
Service will close federal waters
of the Gulf of Mexico to the recre-
ational harvest of red snapper
from November 27, 1997 until
January 1, 1998. The Florida
Marine Fisheries Commission will
discuss this action at its next
meeting, which is scheduled De-
cember 2-5, 1997 in Hollywood.
Commission Executive Director
Russell Nelson said, "It is unlikely
that the Commission will close
state waters to red snapper har-
vest during the recently an-
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has previously argued against
implementing quota systems for
recreational fisheries, believing
that closed seasons, size limits,
and bag limits are more appropri-
ate and predictable tools for man-
aging recreational fisheries.

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The Governor and Cabinet on
November 18th approved a series
of management rules and rule
amendments proposed by the
Marine Fisheries Commission re-
garding several important Florida
saltwater fisheries. These rules
and amendments take effect
January 1, 1998. In other action,
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summary of this action follows:

These rules:
reduce the recreational daily bag
limit for greater amberjack to 1
fish per person statewide
prohibit the sale of any amber-
jack species (greater and lesser
amberjack, Almaco jack, and
banded rudderfish) during March,
April, and May each year
prohibit the sale of any amber-
jack species less than 36 inches
fork length at any time require
all amberjack to be landed in a
whole condition (including such
fish harvested commercially)
establish 14 inches minimum/
20 inches maximum fork length
size limits and an aggregate rec-
reational daily bag limit of 5 fish
per person for banded rudderfish
and lesser amberjack

These rules and rule amend-
establish that "spearing" shall
include all forms of spearfishing,
bow hunting, and gigging
allow the spearing of all saltwa-
ter finfish species, except: snook,
red drum, spotted seatrout, weak-
fish, bonefish, tarpon, permit,
pompano, African pompano, trip-
letail, sharks, billfish, marine
aquarium species, and all other
species for which harvest is pro-
hibited (i.e., jewfish, Nassau grou-
per, spotted eagle rays, manta
rays, and sturgeon)
repeal certain obsolete special
acts regarding spearfishing
At the request of a representative
from the Professional Association
of Diving Instructors (PADI), the
Cabinet asked the Commission to
allow spearing of any fish that
may be legally taken by hook and
line. This would include billfish,
tarpon, snook, bonefish, and
other finfish species.

These rule amendments, which
conform with federal rules:
- establish a daily 50 fish per ves-
sel trip limit for Gulf group com-
mercial king mackerel fishermen
in the Eastern Region from No-
vember 1 until the quota is
reached, or until March 31, each
- establish a daily 50 fish per ves-
sel trip limit for Atlantic group

Paee 8 28 November 1997 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday

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Visitors to the open house had the opportunity to meet with many members from the
Head Start Program. Those Head Start Program members attending the event included
Felicia Riley (Parent Involvement Coordinator), Judy Duchatkiewicz (Special Services
Coordinator), Barbara Evans (Health Services Coordinator), Carolyn Kelly (Social Services
Coordinator), Louise Royal (Heat Start Program Director), Darryl Davis (Head Start Program
Cook), Reather Stewart (Family Service Specialist), Delicia Stewart (Education Coordinator)
and Monica Bryant (Family Service Specialist) and Brenda Vaus (Site Instructor). Visitors
to the event included Tyquesha Curry, Lamont Curry, Tavaris Madison, Thomas Benitez,
Tangela Curry, Tavelle Curry, Michele Clark, Shelby Myers, Deanna Millender, Crystal
Millender, Paula Blake, Cole Lee, Bobby Lee and Marie Marshall.

The Franklin County Head Start
Program in Carrabelle hosted an
open house event on November 19
to reach out to members of the
community in order to help them
become more familiar with the
program's many services. The
event offered visitors an
opportunity to observe the
program's center, meet a wide
variety of program representatives
and also enjoy a delicious
luncheon buffet.
The Franklin County Head Start
Program became operational on
August 18, 1997. Currently, the
program serves eight children.
The facility in Carrabelle has the
capacity to serve as many as 17
young students.
Students at the Head Start
Program have the opportunity to
participate in a full day of creative
and educational activities.
Starting at 8:00 a.m., the program
offers -breakfast to all of its
students. Throughout the day, the
children may participate in
puppet shows, musical activities,
group readings and fingerpainting

Principals, from Page 1
I feel kind.of bad. I shouldn't but
I do...when a school board mem-
ber gets up and talks in terms of
lower test scores in a negative
manner. There's nothing wrong
with stating facts, but it's how you
state them. I think that if he (Mr.
Speed) wanted to elaborate on test
scores, he could have mentioned
the fact that we need to improve
instead of criticizing. I think he
really upset a lot of people...We're
talking about people's children..
Are you going to love a child less
because he or she make lower on
the scores or will you love them
the same. My answer is that you
love them the same. All these chil-
dren at Chapman are precious.
We have some good kids. Regard-
less of what the test scores are, I
love them.
Ms. Gordon: Parental involve-
ment is basically part of our
school improvement plan as well
as our Title 1.'We're a Title 1
school. Right now we have a spe-
cial teacher who is working to
plan activities for parental in-
volvement. We have a resource
center which is set up for parents
to check out materials for use with
their children.
We have a "Best Tips and Tricks"
meeting for parents twice a
month. These programs are pro-
grams that have been requested
by parents. We also disseminate
information that we think will
benefit parents. We have an open
door policy for parents to visit the
school they want to and any time
they want to volunteer for any-
thing. We have monthly activities
planned to get parents and the
community involved. It's an on-
going process.
One of the most important things
we feel that students need when
they start to take tests are initia-
tives, motivation and things like
that. We've had a tiger buck pro-
gram in our school for the last
several years where the students
get tiger bucks for various activi-
ties. This is a thing that's incor-
porated in Kindergarten all the
way through Sixth Grade. We
have a tiger buck store. We have
special privileges. We have honor
hour or tiger hour on Friday af-
ternoon where they spend their
tiger bucks.
In addition to different incentives
like that, we have students prac-
ticing all the time for test taking
skills. We make sure that we're
following all the Sunshine Stan-
dards of the state and all the
benchmark standards. Our
teachers make sure they're cov-
ering the whole curriculum of the
grade level they're in. If children
need extra help, we offer extra
help after school with different
teachers. Anytime a child needs
extra material or extra homework,
we provide that. Anyway we can
benefit the child academically, we
do that.
Chronicle: How important are
these state assessment scores?
How much do they tell about a
students' academic ability?

events. At 2:00 p.m., the students'
day at the program comes to an
"I love working with the program,"
stated Brenda Vaus, "I enjoy
working with the foundation of
their education." Ms. Vaus serves
as the program's lead instructor;
she receives assistance at the
center from Chyrle Bodiford (the
teacher's aide) and Linda Horvath
(the cook).
The Head Start Program works
with children on basic skills such
as numbers, letters, small words,
colors, sizes, shapes and the
development of motor skills; the
program also helps children to
develop good social skills in
preparation for kindergarten and
elementary school. Some of the
basic rules of conduct posted at
the center include:
*We Shall Walk Inside
*We Share
*We take turns
*We clean up
*We are nice to each other

Mr. Burns: There's many factors
in test scores...when we look at
writing assessment, 4th graders
last year are not 4th graders this
year:.4th graders this year will not
be 4th graders next year. You
might have one or two retained.
But they're a total different group
and there's no way that they're
going to react the same to a test.
We have to have a way of mea-
suring what a student has ob-
tained over a period of time. I
think test score should be mea-
sured as far as how much
progress has Johnny made from
April of 1996 to April of 1997.
Sometimes those kids have made
a yearly progress.
We have to have some means of
determining what knowledge that
person has obtained over a period
of time. As far as comparing one
school against another, Franklin

The Head Start Program also
provides a variety of health
services to those enrolled at the
center. Children may receive free
medical & dental screening and
evaluation services as well as free
screening and diagnostic services
for speech and hearing; the
students also receive
immunization shots if needed.
Some of the special services
offered by the program includes
evaluation and continuous
therapy for those students with
disabilities; in addition, training
and counseling may be offered to
the parents of children with
disabilities. The program
encourages parents to become
involved in their local center. The
program offers monthly meetings
for parents to make suggestions
about the operation of the
Those interested in finding out
more about the Franklin County
Head Start Program may contact
the local center at 670-8180 or
Social Services Coordinator
Carolyn Kelly in Tallahassee at

County is unique. We can't be the
same as Broward County. Our
test scores could be better maybe
than Broward County.
We need to take into consideration
when that kid takes the test...did
that kid test based on his poten-
tial, less than his potential or
great than? A lot of time a kid will
test and their test scores measure
out based on their ability...they
have done their best. Sometimes
a few kids goof off and they don't
want to take the test.
As far as test scores, I really don't
think any board member should
make a big to-do about test
scores. Good, bad or indifferent,
I just don't think that they should.
You're talking about somebody's
child. And there are many factors.
Johnny could be hungry that
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Community leaders became
dramatic storybook readers on
November 19 in recognition of an
event known as Read Aloud Day
at Carrabelle High School. The
event featured a small group of
community volunteers who
provided dramatic readings of
various popular tales to
elementary students.
The purpose of Read Aloud Day
was to help young students gain
a greater appreciation for reading.
By presenting stories in a more
personal and exciting manner,
volunteer readers sought to
encourage the students to become
involved in stories.
Many techniques can be used to'
make stories more exciting to
young individuals. The reader can
ask the students to identify key
words, pictures and colors
contained in the books. The
reader can change the sound of
his voice to make characters in a
book seem more real and exciting
to the listener. Readers can dress
up as characters from the stories;
and several readers can be used
to make a reading presentation
more dramatic.
Those individuals participating in
Read Aloud Day at Carrabelle
High School included:
*Commissioner Buz Putnal read
The Library to Ms. Creamer's Pre-
kindergarten class.
*Former School Superintendent
C.T. Ponder read The Giving Tree
to Ms. Folsom's Special Education
*Ms. Madeline Poole recited poetry
to Ms. Brown's 5th Grade class.
*Mr. Greg Daniels read Bear Hunt
to Ms. Parrish's Pre-kindergarten

problem that morning... And ev-
erybody don't test well. Test
scores are important. I think the
fact should be stated. I don't think
it should be over-emphasized.
And I don't think anybody should
just beat a dead horse to death.
Ms. Gordon: When you think
about assessment scores, you're
only taking into account about
several hours or maybe several
days taking the test. Many stu-
dents are very good at taking
tests. Other students could be 'A'
students and they could not take
tests well. To me, rather than test
scores, if you could see what their
academic scores were during the
school year, it's more consistent
in what a child is capable of do-
ing. The tests are not always the


CHS Principal Bob McDaris
reads to the 1st Grade class
of Ms. Cumbie during Read
Aloud Day.
*School Superintendent Brenda
Galloway read The Giving Tree to
Ms. Dempsey's Kindergarten
*Ms. Melanie Humble read The
Swahili Alphabet and Mr. Eggbert
Nosh to Ms. Sutton's Kindergarten
*CHS Principal Bob McDaris read
Love, Your Bear Pete to Ms.
Cumbie's 1st Grade class.
*School Board Chairperson Will
Kendrick read The Everglades to
Ms. Schaeffer's 3rd Grade class.
Kindergarten instructor Lauralee
Sutton coordinated the Read
Aloud Day Event. Ms. Sutton said
that she hoped to have the whole
school involved in the event every
year. "It was wonderful," she said,
"not only did the kids enjoy this,
the teachers and readers enjoyed
it, also. One reader asked that this
be done once a month." Ms.
Sutton extended her appreciation
to all those who volunteered for
the event.
Read Aloud Day Was sponsored
by The Delta Kappa Gamma So-
ciety. Their reading campaign for
1997 has been called, "Literacy
Love Company: Read With Me."

end all and be all. *
Chronicle: Mr. Speed previously
spoke about a principal in another
district who visited the home of
each of student to improve par-
ent involvement. Is this viable and
would it help?
Mr. Burns: To tell you the honest
truth, I don't believe he (the prin-
cipal) did. He could have. He's one
out of a million. How long did it
take him to.do this? When did he
do this? Did he do it at night? He
had to have done this in the af-
ternoon and at night. There's no
way he could have done this dur-
ing school time because, if he did,
he left the school...Maybe it hap-
pened. And if it did, so what?

Protest Voiced

by District

Employee over


Ms. Yvonne Harrell, who previ-
ously served as secretary for
School Superintendent Brenda
Galloway, voiced her dissatisfac-
tion with the Franklin County
School Board about its termina-
tion process during a November
25 special meeting.
Ms. Harrell alleged that she did
not receive timely notice of the
special meeting and was not ad-
equately prepared to address
matters concerning her termina-
tion from the district. She also
stated that her attorney was un-
able to attend the special meet-
ing because notice was not timely.
A notice was alleged delivered to
Ms. Harrell's sister on November
22. Assistant Superintendent
Mikell Clark said that he at-
tempted to deliver a notice of the
special meeting to Ms. Harrell's
home on November 21.
Ms. Harrell requested that she be
allowed to have a hearing in or-
der to address the school board
in detail about her pending dis-
missal. She further asked that
Superintendent Galloway be in-
vestigated. Harrell voiced dissat-
isfaction with the way that Ms.
Galloway has operated her office.
She alleged that she has been de-
nied access to her personnel file.
Harrell also alleged that two dis-
trict employees had hung up on
her when she called the district.
Harrell directed vague accusa-
tions at Ms. Galloway and the
school board for allegedly not
abiding by Florida Statutes. She
stated that she would file a law-
suit against the two parties.
One of the problems voiced at the
special meeting was Ms. Harrell's
inability to complete the minutes
for each school board meeting.
Ms. Harrell allegedly suffers from
Carpaltunnel Syndrome which
Continued on Page 9

Ms. Gordon: I've knocked on
many doors and gone into many,
many homes. In some cases, I
think that would be wonderful. In
other situations, I think that a lot
of people like the privacy of their
own home and they don't want
people interfering that way. I
think that one of most important
things is for the school to have the
open door policy. We're with the
kids for most of the day And, for
the kids, there's a need for chil-
dren to have parent time, too.

The Franklin Chronicle will
attempt to interview the principals
of Apalachicola and Carrabelle
High Schools for the next issue.

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The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presented
the Florida State University Vocal Ensemble in a program
of solos, duets and quartets in celebration of the 200th
birthday of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) on Sunday,
November 16, 1997.
The artists included Claritha Buggs, (mezzo soprano); Carla
Connors (soprano); Roy Delp (bass); Larry Gerber (tenor);
Timothy Hoekman (pianist); Andrew Leverenz (tenor); and
Jerrold Pope (baritone).

On December 19 at 6:00 p.m., the
United Methodist and the First
Baptist Churches of St. George
Island will join to present, "A
Living Nativity," a pageant in
narration and song celebrating
the birth of Christ and the advent
of the Christmas holidays. The
event will take place at the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church on St. George Island.
Meryl Young, director of the
Trinitity United Methodist Church
in Keokuk, Iowa, will direct the
actors & choirs of both churches.
Young currently directs the choir
at the St. George Island United
Methodist Church. He has also
been a featured soloist in local
presentations by the Ilse Newell
Fund for the Performing arts.
Music for the event has been
composed by Mr. Young and his
wife, Barbara. Soloists include
Emily Herbst (soprano) and Frank
Latham (tenor). Narration will be
by Tom Loughridge and
accompanist is Margaret Pfeiffer.
Refreshments will be served
following the performance, which
is open to the public at no charge.

Protest Voiced from Page 8
makes typing a very difficult task.
Ms. Harrell said that Galloway
had promised to work with her on
the matter. "She fired me because
of that. She was aware of that
June 10...She's never evaluated
me. Every time I went into her of-
fice and asked how I was doing,
she told me I was doing a great
job," she said.
The board voted 3-1 to accept Ms.
Galloway's recommendation to
terminate Harrell. Board member
Katie McKnight, who voted
against the decision, stated that
Harrell should have the opportu-
nity to have her concerns ad-
dressed at a public hearing. The
board also accepted the resigna-
tions of Rhetta Strange and Kyle
Lingerfelt from Carrabelle High
Superintendent Galloway later
stated to the Franklin Chronicle,
"the Franklin County School
Board operates in a professional
manner. We have the responsibil-
ity to protect the confidentiality
of all our employees. And no mat-
ter what the issue may be at hand,
we will continue to address all
employee issues with profession-
alism and by school board poli-

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The Bay Area Choral Society and the Ilse Newell Fund will present a
holiday concert on Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 4 p.m., Trinity
Church, Apalachicola. This will be the fourth time the Society has
presented the Christmas Messiah at Trinity Church.
The conductor will be Merel Young, with organist R. Bedford Watkins
and Basso Continuo Luciano Gherardi.
Soloists include (Soprano) Margaret Boone, Malinda Hall; Virginia
Harrison; Cynthia Harrison; (Baritone) Wesley Chesnut; (Tenor) David
La Jeunesse.
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Messiah are:
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Advisory Board member Rene
Topping described the Carrabelle
Branch as the "Rags to Riches
Library," on November 18. Top-
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thought of its humble beginning.
She reminded the fifty or so people
present that it was four short
years since a small band of
Friends of the Public Library car-
ried boxes of books from the old
Yaupon Garden Club across the
street. The old band area of the
Carrabelle School has now be-
come a repository for books,
tapes, magazines and has access
on computers to the Information
Highway of the Internet. It is a li-
brary any town would be proud
to have.
"Who would have thought that we
would be standing here today,"
said Topping. She then told audi-
ence members how the particu-
lar recipe had come about, "Jackie
told me that she had spent a day
at the doctor's office in Tallahas-
see. When she returned home,
she could not sleep. She said she
was not feeling very well. So she
started to make a pot of gumbo.
Her husband, Mickey, was awak-
ened from a sound sleep and got
up to smell the gumbo cooking."
"Jackie spooned him out a dish
and after savoring several spoon-
fuls he told her 'This is fantastic.
Write it down before you forget
how you did it." Topping paused
a moment and then said, "That
proves the old adage to be right
that most of the work of the world
is done by people who are not feel-
ing very well that day."
Jackie modestly declined to ac-
cept all the credit. "You who are
here are all supporters of the li-
brary and we have all won this
Cliff Butler, President of the
Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library, and Eileen Annie
Ball, Director of the Library
teamed up to accept the check.
Butler said jokingly, "Now I have
Paul Newman's autograph, but I
have to give it back." He added
that the money would be placed
in an account where it could grow.
The audience stayed to eat the
buffet prepared by members of
the board and friends. Present at
the ceremony were members of
the Franklin County Library Ad-
visory Board including: Denise
Butler chairperson, Christine
Hinton, Pam Amato, Sandra Lee
Johnson, Ann Price, Helen Marsh
and Jeanette Miller. In addition,
a long time supporter of the li-
brary, Franklin County Commis-
sioner Bevan Putnal and his wife,
were present.

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Harvest Limits
Placed on Gulf
King Mackerel
On November 26, the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) announced that the
commercial harvest of king mack-
erel in the western region of the
Gulf-Atlantic fishery is hereby
REDUCED to 500 pounds per
vessel per day, effective Novem-
ber 28, 1997.
"Waters of the Western region"
means all waters of the Atlantic
south and west of a line due east
from the coastal boundary be-
tween Dade and Monroe Coun-
ties, and all state waters of the
Gulf of Mexico.
King Mackerel harvest in other
regions are not affected by this
-The 500 pound trip limit is a land-
ing/possession limit that applies
to vessels operating the commer-
cial fishery for Gulf-Atlantic group
king mackerel in the western re-
The 500 pound limit will remain
so until 432,500 pounds is
reached, at which time the fish-
ery will be closed through the end
of the 1997/98 fishing year end-
ing June 30, 1998. Seventy-five
per cent of the Gulf group king
mackerel in the western region
was reached on November 26,

Study Being
Conducted to
Determine Need
for Jellyfish
Training Program
in Area
By John Easley
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services is
conducting a feasibility study to
determine the need for a cannon-
ball jellyfish training program in
the Gulf and Franklin County
area. The program would include
training in how to harvest, handle,
process, and market jellyfish.
The training program would be
open to commercial fishermen
and other interested parties and
would be held later this fall. Simi-
lar programs already have been
held in Wakulla and Taylor Coun-
ties. If you are interested in such
a program, call the Department's
Bureau of Seafood and Aquacul-
ture at (850) 488-0163.
During 1995, a Gulf County pro-
cessor harvested, processed and
marketed 1.3 million pounds of
cannonball jellyfish to Korean
buyers. In 1996, the northern
Gulf of Mexico experienced an
outbreak of red tide, and not
enough jellyfish were found to
warrant harvest. Cannonball jel-
lyfish have been sighted again in
the Gulf of Mexico, and the po-
tential to harvest, process and
market jellyfish should last until
early December.


Club Urging

Youth to

Read Books

By Sue Riddle Cronkite
Reading may not seem such a big
deal to a youngster whose eyes
stay glued to the television set.
Watching and listening is great.
But what about understanding?
That's where reading can help.
The Philaco Club of Apalachicola
believes so strongly in young
people being able to read they
have joined in a national program
called "Libraries 2000."
In order to get across the urgency
of people learning to read, the
club is gathering books and other
educational materials to donate to
local libraries and schools. Jean
Nichols,as chairperson of the edu-
cation committee,is spearheading
the project. Nichols is contacting
public schools and libraries in
Franklin County to find out what
kinds of materials they can use
to further an interest and involve-
ment in reading.
Some of the materials needed in-
clude books, new are preferred,
but used books in.excellent con-
dition may be donated. "Also com-
puters, audio/video equipment,
and/or tapes, tutoring materials,
and money to buy any of these
are needed," said Nichols. All do-
nated materials will be identified
by General Federation of Women's
Clubs bookplates and the local
club will receive points toward
national club honor certificates.
A panel, including Bonnie Segree,
Literacy coordinator for Franklin
County, and Pamela Lester,
teacher and reading specialist,,
attended the November 20 meet-
ing and fielded questions. "We
need all the help we can get,"
Segree told club members. "We
need tutor trainees and volun-
teers." A tutor training program
is to beginin January. Those who
can help are asked to call Segree
at 670-4423 or Nichols at 653-


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