Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: February 20, 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
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Volume 7, Number 4 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER February 20 March 5, 1998

16th Annual Charity Chili

Cookoff and Auction Plans

Directors and planners are coming down to the wire as the 16th An-
nual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction plans are finalized. Events
begin Saturday, March 7th at 8 a.m. with the 5K run on St. George
Island. T-shirts are available for sale and trophies will be presented
to the winners in various categories.

Franklin Briefs ................................... Page 2
Nudity Ordinance ............................. ....... Page 2
Editorial and Commentary .................................. Page 3
Lanark Post Office ............................................. Page 4
Representative Boyd.......................................... Page 5
Stress Management .......................................... Page 5
Love Your Library .................................. Page 6
Features ................ ............ ........... ................ Page 6-7
Court Report ............................................. Page 8-9
Camp Gordon Johnston .................................... Page 10
FCAN .............................................................. Page 11
Chronicle Bookshop Ad................................... Page 12

The 16th Annual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction Board
of Directors receive a briefing from Major Ron Crum of the
Franklin County Sheriffs office about security at the
Cookoff on Saturday, March 7th. Off-duty and on-duty
police will be stationed at strategic points on the grounds
of the Cookoff and Auction. President Harry Arnold
remarked, "...Our security is good but a gun toter is always

(From left) John Henry and Nell Spratt will offer their
famous Chicken and Dumplings at this year's 16th Annual
Cookoff and Auction. Nell remarked that the pair and other
helpers expect to prepare between 300 and 400 pounds of
chicken for their mouth-watering recipe. In the past years,
this food booth has exhausted its food supply by eatly

16-year veteran organizer Gary Cates closes his last sea-
son with the 16th Annual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auc-
tion this spring.
All Cookoff events will take place in the center of the island, near and
on Franklin Boulevard, coming right off the bridge.

How to Get Here
For newcomers to this day of fun, eating and shopping, Highway 98
from east or west leads to Eastpoint, Florida where the road to the St.
George Island bridge leads right to the center of festivities. Others
coming from the north can take Highway 65 south through the
Apalachicola National Forest from Hosford, near Interstate 10. While
we don't encourage speeding, this route is fast and relatively light in
terms of traffic and scenery. The route from Hosford is 50 miles so be
Continued on Page 12

Car Wrecks

Result in Two

Two separate automobile
accidents resulted in the fatalities
of two individuals on February 12
& 15 in Franklin County.
On February 12, Tex Eugene
Finch was fatally wounded cn the
Apalachicola Bay Causeway when
his vehicle was struck head-on by,
a passing vehicle from the
opposite direction. 'Curtis Allen
was driving westbound towards
Apalachicola in his GMC pick-up
truck when he attempted to pass
another vehicle in a no-passing
zone. Mr. Alien's vehicle collided
head-on with the Mazda Pick-up
truck driven by Finch.
Following the head-on collision,
the truck driven by Finch then
sideswiped the left side of a four-
door Buick driven by Mildred
Darlene Richards. Ms. Richards
had been driving westbound on
the bridge directly behind Mr.
Finch. Allen was later lifeflighted
to Tallahassee Medical Hospital.
His injuries were listed as serious.
Ms. Richards was taken to
Franklin Medical Center. Her
injuries were listed as minor.
According to the accident report
from the Florida Highway Patrol,
Ms. Richards was wearing her
seat belt. Mr. Finch was not
wearing his seat belt. And it was
uncertain as to whether Mr. Allen
was wearing his seat belt.
On February 15, 56 year old
Harvey Hill Luce was fatally
wounded when he was struck by
a semi-tractor trailer driven by
Dessa Florence Myers on State
Road 30. The accident occurred
six miles east of Lanark Village.
According to the report provided
by the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr.
Luce had parked his 1997 Volvo
improperly in the westbound lane
of State Road 30. The vehicle was
facing east with its headlights on
and Mr. Luce had been standing
to the rear left of his vehicle. Ms.
Myers swerved to the right in or-
der to miss the parked vehicle, but
struck Mr. Luce. The semi-trac-
tor trailer carried Mr. Luce 86 feet
before coming to'a stop.

Coast Guard

Cutter in


for Public

Division One of the U. S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary will hold its win-
ter meeting in Apalachicola on
February 21st and 22nd. A Point
Class 82-foot Cutter will be
moored at the Rainbow Inn and
Marina over the two day period.
The Cutter will be open to the
Public Saturday from 10 a.m. to
12 noon, and from 2 p.m. to 4:30
p.m. On Sunday, the public may
visit the ship from 12 noon to 4:00
Division One of the Auxiliary in-
cludes nine Flotillas whose opera-
tions cover the Florida panhandle
from Pensacola to Apalachee Bay
of the St. Marks Lighthouse.
There might be two additional ves-
sels open for visitation, a utility
boat and a TPSB "Raider" boat.

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CGJA Reunion


Franklin Area

Residents to


By Tom Campbell
At a recent meeting, the members
of Camp Gordon Johnston Asso-
ciation (CGJA) issued a special
invitation to all residents of the
Franklin County area to take part
in CGJA Reunion activities March
13, 14, and 15, 1998. Sid Win-
chester, President of CGJA, said:
"We want the public to enjoy this
Reunion and help us welcome
these World War II veterans and
their families to our area." More
than a hundred veterans and re-
lations are expected from all over
the nation.
From 8 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, March 14, Breakfast
Buffet will be served at American
Legion Post 82 in Lanark Village.
This event is open to the public
for a fee of $5.50 per person.
The public is invited free to attend
the Parade on Highway 98 in
Carrabelle, 10:45 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. Seating will be provided,.
space permitting, across from the
Carrabelle Realty Office. Bring the
young people and remind them
what these brave soldiers did for
our country during WW II.
Airplane rides from Carrabelle
Airport are available and open to
the public for a fee from $15 to
$25 per airplane ride. An area
map will be provided to help iden-
tify locations from the air. Al
Fitzgerald, experienced pilot, will
be offering flights over the old CGJ
sites. The flights will range from
15 to 30 minutes in length.
On Saturday evening, 6 to 10:30
p.m., an elaborate dinner will be
served at Chillas Hall in Lanark
Village. This is a sit-down dinner
followed afterwards by listening or
dancing to the 17 member Talla-
hassee Swing Band. Dinner from
6 to 7 p.m. will consist of Appe-
tizer, Roast Beef, Baked Potato,
Vegetable, Rolls, Coffee, Tea and
Dessert. This event open to the
public if there is space available,
for $25 per person. Tallahassee
.Swing Band will perform from 8
to 10:30 p.m. Ralph Dietz is Event
Continued on Page 10

(L-R) Katie Moore, Principal Janice Gordon and Alishia

BES Sends Two Students to

State Science Fair Competition

Sixth Grade Students Katie Moore and Alishia Hendels from Brown
Elementary School (BES) were selected at the West Bend Regional
Science and Engineering Fair to compete in the state event in Lake-
land on March 1, 2 and 3.
Both Moore and Hendels were the only students from the county
selected at the West Bend Regional event to participate in the state
competition. Alishia Hendels' project was entitled, "Will Absorbic Acid
Preserve Fruits?" Her project came in 4th place at the event in the
Biochemistry category. Katie Moore's project was entitled, "Erosion."
Her project came in 3rd Place at the event in the Earth and Space
Science category.
Katie Moore stated that she selected her project because of her inter-
est in local cases of erosion. Her project focused on methods of pre-
venting erosion. "In Eastpoint," she explained, "we have a lot of ero-
sion happening. So, I really wanted to do this."
Katie said that she worked approximately two weeks on her project
and looks forward to the science fair next year. She explained her
initial reaction to being selected for the state competition. "I was
really surprised," she said, "I was actually speechless...My parents
were really excited, too."
Alishia Hendels said that she had to answer a lot of tough questions
from the judges at the West Bend Regional event before receiving the
opportunity to compete in the state science fair. "They asked about
what kind of absorbic acid I used," she said, "and they were asking a
lot of hard questions."
Alishia stated that she worked approximately three weeks on her
project and also looks forward to the science fair next year. What was
her reaction to being selected for the state event? "I couldn't believe
it," she said, "I had to ask my friend if it was my name that the called."
And her parents? "They were shocked," continued Alishia, "my mom
jumped up in the air and screamed a little bit."
BES Principal Janice Gordon praised the two regional winners for
their hard work and ingenuity during the science fair. "I think the
kids worked very hard," she said, "and it's real surprising when they
put in as much work as they have to come out top winners and I'm
very proud of them. Brown Elementary School is very proud of them
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Page 2 20 February 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday



Notes from the February
17 Franklin County
Commission meeting.
*The board agreed to support a
grant proposal from the county's
consultants, Dames and Moore,
to seek funding for a Business
Park at the Apalachicola
Municipal Airport. Dames &-
Moore will seek grant funding
from Enterprise Florida for
$1,250,000 for Business Park
Infrastructure. They will also seek
grant funding through a Joint
Participation Agreement (JPA) the
Florida Department of
Transportation; these grant funds
would provide the airport with a
cold storage facility, utilities, an
environmental pond and a
perimeter fence. The county will
not be financially obligated by
supporting the grant proposal.
*EMS Director Susan Ficklen with
Weems Memorial Hospital
informed the board that the local
hospital was in need of a third
ambulance. She acknowledged
that the hospital received two
ambulances in April of 1997 with
the help of the county. The two
ambulances, she said, had
already accrued 40,000 miles
apiece and were becoming a
problem to maintain. "We do not
have a back-up truck," she
asserted. The vehicles, Ficklen
continued, were covering
approximately 4,000 miles
Ms. Ficklen noted that the state
grant process did not have
provisions for back-up vehicles.
She requested that the board
purchase either a new truck or a
dependable, low mileage used
truck. Ficklen asked whether the
'board had access to either
surplus auctions or military
surplus. "Perhaps this would be
a good source," she commented.
Ficklen offered to work with
commissioners if they would
cooperate in the matter.
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
suggested that the board write a
letter to the state health
department seeking help in the
matter. County Clerk Kendall
Wade then agreed to write the
suggested letter.

Water Woes

on Alligator


By Rene Topping
All Alligator Point residents and
taxpayers were alerted Saturday
to the importance of their atten-
dance at an Alligator Point Water
Resource District (APWRD) board
meeting to be held at 10 a.m. on
February 21 at, the Alligator Point
Volunteer Fire Department build-
ing. The meeting will concern ur-
gent decisions on improvements
and additions to the system and
means of paying for the service.
Rand Edelstein, a consulting hy-
drologist, who has done a great
deal of pro bono field work for the
APWRD spoke at length at the
taxpayers meeting held February
14 on the problems that face the
He said that at the last five meet-
ings of the APWRD directors, at-
tendance by residents had been
very poor. He added, "Decisions
are being made by the board that
will affect all the taxpayers of the
water district." He said the next
meeting will be a critical meeting.
"I want to urge everybody in here
to come to this meeting and to
help get the message out."
Edelstein went on to report there
had been some upgrades done to
the system, such as the new stor-
age tank which has almost
doubled the storage capacity. The
storage tanks are a part of the
control system on the water. The
district is also working on the five
miles of transit pipeline which is
now over thirty years old and runs
along the main road. Part of the
upgrade is to replace about 4,000
feet with P.V.C. replacing a six
inch line with a ten inch line. The
rest of the line needs replacing.
He pointed out to the residents
where the water they use comes
from. It is a large tract of land
leased from St. Joe Development
Company. He said when the wa-
ter system was originally designed
in the sixties there were three
wells. Two additional wells were
added in the eighties.
The amount of water the district

can pump out of these wells is
controlled by the North West
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (NWFWMD) under a con-
sumption use permit. Typical pe-
riods for the permits to be issued
are seven years. The permit for the
APWRD was for seven years and
expires in November of 1998.
The district has applied for a per-
mit for the five existing wells and
an addition up to three more
wells. He added that this will be
needed to be able to continue to
supply water to those who need
Right now the wells are pumping
65 gallons of water per minute
and they would pump at the same

*County Extension Director Bill
Mahan announced that the
Marine Fisheries Commission had
rescheduled its Calico Scallop
Workshop for February 23 at the
Apalachicola National
Environmental Research Reserve
from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
*The board agreed to write a
Resolution of Appreciation to the
parents of former Franklin
County Solid Waste Department
employee Tex Finch. Mr. Finch
was fatally wounded in an
automobile accident in
Apalachicola on February 12.
*County Planner Alan Pierce
informed the board that the
plaque dedicated to those
veterans fatally wounded in the
Vietnam War would take
approximately 4-6 weeks to be
prepared. He said that there
would still be plenty of time to
have the plaque ready for
dedication on Memorial Weekend.
The plaque will contain the names
of five local soldiers and the date
in which they were fatally
wounded. The names and dates
include: Clifford G. Rhodes (May
17, 1966), Herbeert Eugene Smith
(July 29, 1966), James Henry
Clay (January 3, 1968), Robert
O'Neal Cato (August 25, 1968)
and Robert Clifford Millender
(February 14, 1970).
*County Planner Alan Pierce
informed the board that Gene
Stillman with the Department of
Community Affairs Emergency
Management planned to come to
Franklin County on March 11 to
re-evaluate the county's Highway
67 project. The DCA will research
the number of times that the
Crooked River Bridge has flooded
and how much it has cost the
county to repair it.
*County Planner Alan Pierce pre-
sented the board with a proposed
Lighting Ordinance for Marine
Turtle Protection prepared by At-
torney Barbara Sanders. Mr.
Pierce suggested that the board
review the material and set a date
at the next meeting .for a public
hearing. Mike McDonald with the
Florida Power Company re-
quested that he be entitled to have
input on the matter. "There's
some stuff that we would like to
look at," he said, "and we may
hav some om recommendations."
The board encouraged McDonald
to provide such input on the mat-

speed out of the new wells. This
limits them on the amount
pumped daily and is why they
would require more wells. This
keeps the water quality good. He
said that Lanark Village pump at
150 gallons a minute and they
have water quality problems.
"This is the reason for the increase
in the ad valorem tax this year. In
the past five years we have really
been in a break even form. In the
past three or four years we have
not had any cash surplus." There
is some money in a CD from pre-
vious years that is available for
the upgrade."
He warned the residents that the
NWFWMD has become much
more conservative in their issu-
ance of consumption permits. He
added they are scrutinizing the
applications much more closely,
particularly on the coast.
The NWFWMD are requesting ex-
tensive information that would be
very expensive to obtain. They are
also wanting the district to install
any new well over north of the
Point on St. Joe Development
Company lands on the landward
side of U.S. 98. This would require
several miles of pipe line.
Edelstein also said, North West
Florida Water Management is ask-
ing for an intensive study and "for
me to come up with a computer
model." He added he is trying to
convince them it is too costly for
the district. He said he feels he
has a strong argument in that no
study has ever been made and
without it he cannot come up with
a computer model. He added it is
still an uphill battle.
One of the problems is that dur-
ing most of the time the wells can
keep abreast with the need for
water. But on holidays such as
Fourth of July if one well went
down the system would be
On consumption of water,
Edelstein reported that 4 percent
of the customers accounted for
twenty percent of the water used.
Something will have to be done.
He reiterated just how important
this problem is.
Mader Corporation who are plan-
ning some more development on
the Point have offered $100,000
to help with improvements in ex-
change for the assurance of 50
hookups later on. This will have
to be discussed and decided on.

With all these problems facing the
district Edelstein feels that people
need to attend the next meeting
and become better informed on
Tom Vanderplats said that the he
and all the residents of the Point
very much appreciated all of the
pro bono work done by Edelstein.

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Building and I

Hot Issues

By Rene Topping
Carrabelle Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment Chief Bonnie Kerr and Tony
Millender, Florida State Division
of Forestry and also a volunteer
fireman, were on hand at a city
commission workshop held on
February 16 to present ast of
state rules for burning in city lim-
Chief Kerr said that her depart-
ment needed a set of rules point-
ing out the conditions in which
residents could burn within the
city. She offered information that
she had obtained from the state.
Millender advised the commission
that the city would have to func-
tion under the state rules which
govern all areas both rural and
urban within the state, unless the
local authority had an ordinan oce
that exceeded state requirements.
Kerr said she needed to have
something in writing when the de-
partment was called out to a
"grass fire." She added that quite
often the fires contain such things
as old tires and mattresses. She
also offered an instance of some
commercial development burning
where pilings and other debris
were being burned and the smoke
was affecting residents.
Millender said that he knew it was
hard to read and understand all
the rules and offered to give a re-
fresher course to the firemen and
city police on the Florida law as it
would apply to their enforcement.
Putnal said he feltthat the dis-
tances involved in order to be le-
gal when burning leaves and tree
branches were very restrictive. He
said, "I don't see how you could
need all the requirements for dis-
tances. In my case it would have
to be on the back property line."
After almost 45 minutes of discus-
sion, Commissioner Jim Phillips
said, "We are going to have to go
'by the Florida Statutes and we
have a duty to enforce them. First,
we need to. be telling the people
what the law is. Second, it is the
Florida law." "Well said," was
heard coming from the audience.
City Attorney Ann Cowles will
bring something to the March 2
meeting of the commission.
The commissioners next turned to
the "hot potato" matter of the "Old
Gym Building," and a letter to the
commissioners from Barbara

Burning Both
Sanders, Franklin County School
Board attorney saying, "...It has
come to the attention of the Board
that the old school gym is not be-
ing maintained. As you will recall
the Warranty Deed from the
School Board to the city contains
a reverter clause. Specifically, if
the city fails to maintain the prop-
erty in a reasonable and safe con-
dition, title to the property reverts
to the School Board."
The letter went on to ask that the
city respond to this letter in 30
days letting the school board
know whether the city intends to
maintain the property or whether
the city wishes that the property
revert to the School Board.
The City was deeded the property
after a long term lease. City com-
missioners hotly denied that they
had failed to maintain the prop-
erty. "We have spent over $19,000
on it and the Franklin County
Public Library has put in a great
deal of money upgrading the
They instructed the city attorney
to respond that the city felt that
they had done their best to keep
the building maintained.
Buz Putnal said that he felt the
first part of the building could be
taken down and the rest could be
saved and remodeled. He added
that this was a last chance to save
something we could have shows
and music. Once we let it go it's
He also said he was sorry that the
weather had kept so many people
at home but felt that he needed
to find out more of what use the
public would like to see the build-
ing put to.
The building has been considered
by the Carrabelle Branch of the
Franklin County Public Library as
a possible site along with one at
the Senior Center for a brand new
Cliff Butler, President of the
Friends of the Public Library, said
that one of the reasons the library
was interested was that the site
would be large enough and would
also give much larger matching
funds. Even the demolition cost
could be used as match.
John McKnight said that he felt
the building should be fixed and
used by the kids as a recreation
center. No one present seemed to
be in the mood to give the build-
ing back to the school board.
The matter will be on the agenda
for the next meeting to be held on
March 2.

The 133rd Anniversary of the

Battle of Natural Bridge March 8th

Camping just outside the city. a
troop of battle-weary Confederate
soldiers and young cadets from
what is now known as Florida
State University, successfully de-
fended Tallahassee, Florida's
capital, in The Battle of Natural
Bridge. Tallahassee was the only
Confederate capital east of the
Mississippi River never to fall into
Union control.
On this 21st anniversary of the
reenactment, you can watch a
weekend of Civil War life in camp,
antique weapon demonstrations,
Union and Confederate drills and
a recreation of the battle.

The events will be staged on Sun-
day, March 8th.
This annual event is sponsored by
the Florida Park Service, the Leon
Rifles and the United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
Located 15 miles SE of Tallahas-
see, State Road 363 (Woodville
Highway) to Natural Bridge Road,
6 miles to Natural Bridge Battle-
field State Historic Site. For more
information please contact the
park office at 850/922-6007.
Opening ceremonies begin at 1:30
p.m. and battle starts 2:15 p.m.


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Aduots Nudity


Without any public comment or
objection, members of the Frank-
lin County Commission unani-
mously agreed to adopt an ordi-
nance to prohibit public nudity
and regulate adult entertainment
during a public hearing held
at their February 17 regular
Commissioner Bevin' Putnal
stated that such an ordinance
was needed in order to provide law
enforcement officers with a spe-
cific law in which they could take
action against public nudity. "If
the sheriff comes out there," he
said, "and don't have something
like this ordinance in place...he
really don't have nothing to
According to the adopted ordi-
nance, the prohibition of public
nudity and the regulation of adult
entertainment will help "protect
the health, safety and welfare of
the people of Franklin County,
and promote societal order and
The definitions of public nudity
and adult entertainment, accord-
ing to the ordinance, include:
1. Nude entertainment means,
while on the premises of a com-
mercial establishment, the act of
exposing or displaying specified
anatomical areas, (a) for compen-
sation or valuable consideration
or for the opportunity to obtain
compensation or valuable consid-
eration, (b) to'a person other than
employee of the establishment or
of the person operating or control-
ling the establishment. ,
2. Adult entertainment establish-
ment means a commercial estab-
lishment where the owner, or an
employee or agent of the owner,
suffers, permits, allows, encour-
ages, or pays any person to en-
gage in nude entertainment on.
the premises.

3. Specified anatomical areas in-
clude: (a) Less than completely
and opaquely covered. (la) Hu-
man genitals or public region. (2a)
Human buttocks. (3a) Human fe-
male breasts below a point imme-
diately above the top of the are-
ola. (b) Human male genitals in a
discernible turgid state, even if
completely and opaquely covered.
In regard to theatrical perfor-
mances, audience may not tip a
performer directly or indirectly. A
performer may not request or so-
licit tips or other compensation.
The performance or show shall
not last more than four hours. It
shall not begin before noon nor
end after midnight. No more than
two performances or shows shall
be held in one day at one loca-
tion. No person shall expose or
display specified anatomical ar-
eas, except while the person is on
the stage of an auditorium. No
member of the audience shall be
allowed on the stage. The perfor-
mance or show shall have a no-
ticed starting time, designated not
less than 48 hours before the
show or performance.

Licensing provisions of this
chapter shall not apply to the
1. A bona fide art class which has
been sponsored by an accredited
school, museum or university and
which the teacher or instructor
remains in the class anytime
there has been an exposure or
display of specified anatomical
parts by a model. Only the model
will be permitted to display his or
her specified anatomic parts.
2. A private studio where the art-
ist or photographer has an occu-
pational license to engage in his
or her profession at that location.
3. An auditorium where specified
anatomical parts have been dis-
played or exposed by performers
during a theatrical performance
which was incidental to the per-
4. Any performance produced by
an organization registered as a
not-for-profit corporation pursu-
ant to Section 501 (c) (3) of the
United States Internal Revenue
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The Franklin Chronicle 20 February 1998 Page 3


Dixie Theater Box Office
Restored, Installed

Sea Oats

Learn About

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By Rene Topping

A "d" beach, troops practice passage of beach obstacles as
a mine explodes at the water's edge. (State of Florida photo

The Legacy of Camp Gordon

Johnston is More Than Just

Memories and Anecdotes

Since the closure of the amphibious training base after World War II,
there have been hundreds of anecdotal recollections published in the
local.media about the Camp Gordon Johnston (CGJ) military estab-
lishment. The camp was called "Alcatraz of the Army" in a 1980s
feature article by Andy Lindstrom, who still writes for the Tallahas-
see Democrat. He added to his piece, that CGJ was the only Army
post where the Chaplin went Absent Without Leave (AWOL). Clayton
Wilkie, a master sergeant from Tallahassee, postmarked his letters,
"Hell-by-the Sea" when he sent them from Carrabelle.
John C. McDonald, a former contributor and reporter to the Franklin
Chronicle, also wrote a "My View" piece for the Democrat years ago
which also contributes to the Gordon Johnston lore. His point was
that Lanark Village, the heart of the Gordon Johnston base, had a
deep and rich history. He wrote in December 1986:
Today, year-round residents and winter "snow birds" own
and occupy nearly 400 single-story, cinder block apartments
which, during World War II, housed officers and civilian staff
workers at a gigantic U. S. Army base flung up to train troops
for amphibious landings n North Africa, Europe, the Pacific
and who-knew-where-else.
In McDonald's piece we are reminded that Camp Gordon Johnston
stretched along the Gulf of Mexico coast for about 20 miles, from
Carrabelle to Ochlockonee Bay. McDonald wrote that in 1944-45, the
population of GIs soared to 180,000.
Even today, one can find distinct traces of blacktop roads and con-
crete formations, parts of obstacle courses or a parade grounds that
reflect the camp's past.
Individual recollections are just that. Highly narrowed slices of expe-
riences, sometimes blurred in memory but often sharply described in
replay as visitors reminiscence about their history at the camp. In
March of the past few years, local Lanark and Carrabelle and other
Franklin County residents have sought to welcome back the patriots
who endured Camp Gordon Johnston. Many who attend them grow
much wiser in knowledge about the area's history. This communal
experience in the present provides for rich perspective and under-
standing about our country's past, and a better sense of appreciation
of the sacrifices made in our nation's history.
In this issue, and the next, the Chronicle seeks to provide a more
factual background to the history of Camp Gordon Johnston, one of
three amphibious training commands that made possible the mas-
sive invasions in Europe and the Pacific. These invasions were the
critically important events that resulted in the end of the terrible ca-
lamity called World War II.
This area's legacy to that end is nothing short of profound in terms of
the training and the creation of doctrine that directly led to the Allied
When we celebrate Camp Gordon Johnston and the patriots, we also
celebrate the end of World War II.
Tom W. Hoffer, Publisher

II 850-385-4003 (TALLAHASSEE)
0 'N Facsimile 850-385-0830

Vol. 7, No. 4

February 20, 1998

Publisher ............................................... Tom W Hoffer
Editor and Manager ................ Brian Goercke
Contributors .. Sue Riddle Cronkite
........... Tom Campbell
............ Bonnie Segree
............ Rene Topping
Sales ............................. ...... ............ Pam Rush
Advertising Design
and Production ......................................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
............ Jacob Coble
Production Assistant ................................ Stacy M. Crowe
Circulation ............................................... Scott Bozem an
............Larry Kienzle
Citizen's Advisory Group
George Chapel ......................................... Apalachicola
Sandra Lee Johnson................................. Apalachicola
Rene Topping ........................................ Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ........................................ Carrabelle
Pat Morrison .................................. ... St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................. Eastpoint
W ayne Childers ....................................... Port St. Joe
A nne Estes .............................................. W akulla

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Bill Mahan, County Extension
Agent, was the speaker for the
February meeting of the Sea Oats
Garden Club. He showed a video
of a talk on endangered wildflow-
ers in the Franklin County area
that had been recently given by
Loren Anderson.
Anderson is a noted biologist and
most proficient in the many spe-
cies. Such names as Harpers
Beauty an extremely rare wild
flower was of great interest. This
plant was discovered to be grow-
ing on C65 between U.S. 98 and
Sumatra. He said it was a most
exciting moment when it was
found. Today the small clump
has grown into a very healthy
One of the things stressed was
that many of the plants have been
found to have good uses in medi-
cine and others are still being
tested. He said it is important to
keep wild flowers growing as they
provide food for many creatures.
He spoke also of the tremendous
variety of the flora in the area of
Allens Bluff. He added that a
gentleman by the name of E.E.
Calloway had proclaimed it as a
possible site for the Garden of
Eden. Anderson said he always
called the area God's Country.


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New VISTA with Adult Reading


Resident Michael Loos began working for the Franklin County Adult
Reading Program on February 2 as the newest VISTA (Volunteers in
Service to America) worker in Apalachicola. "I'm looking forward to
working in the many facets of the community," said Loos. Mr. Loos
will continue efforts to recruit students and tutors into the program
and serve as liaison between the two parties.
Local Literacy Director Bonnie Segree voiced her enthusiasm for the
new VISTA. 'We're glad to have Michael with the program. He will be
working in Apalachicola ard will be a great asset to us. Welcome




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Citizen volunteers Clark Holmes and Wesley
Chesnut were instrumental in restoring the
original ticket office of the Dixie Theater
and installing it. Chesnut saved pieces of
the ticket office when the building was
gutted. Holmes restored and assembled the
pieces, and is shown here putting finishing
touches on the work.

Figure Formulas With Ease
A new Guide to Aquaculture Calculations and Conversions is avail-
able from the University of Florida. The guide will help aquaculture
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and operate an efficient aquaculture facility. Topics include water
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weight and chemical treatment calculations. The reference also in-
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and conversion factors for volume and area measures. The guide is
available from the Publications Distribution Center at the University
of Florida (phone 352/392-1764, fax 352/392-2628) for $7 plus ship-
ping, handling and applicable taxes.

Around and About Eastpoint

By Bonnie Segree
What do you think about all this weather we have had this week. I for
one will be glad when all the rain and wind have gone on to other
locations. I don't even think the ducks like this much rain. Oh, well,
that's life. We have to take the good with the bad whether we like it or
We are glad to have Jonathan and Gail Capps back home again. They
have recently moved back to Eastpoint after being away for several
years. Welcome Home!
Our condolences go to the families of J.D. Gilbert and Mary Lolley
Cheney for the loss of their loved ones. These two individuals will be
missed and remembered by many.
The Literacy Program has just completed a tutor training class. The
class was held at the Eastpoint Branch of the Library. Those com-
pleting the 18 hour training were Donna Thompson, Glenda Hallstrom,
Paula Boone, Joe Kotzman, Maxine Creamer, Rita O'Connell, Vickee
Sepich, Braxton Garriss, Ann Cowles, Nora Collins, and Kenia Anzaldi.
We at the Literacy Program appreciate these individuals for volun-
teering their time and efforts.
Hola! Como estas tu! If you want to know what this means, please
enroll for the free Spanish classes being offered at the Eastpoint Branch
of the Library on Monday nights at 6 p.m.
Keep your eyes open for the masses of beautiful wild flowers that
have been planted by members of Keep Franklin County Beautiful.
Hopefully, they will bloom heavily this spring.
Amy and Dwayne Cook are the proud parents of a new baby girl,
Victoria. She was welcomed home by her two sisters..She was also
named after her great-grandmother, Mrs. Braxton, who has gone on
to be with the Lord.
The Eastpoint Church of God will be having revival services begin-
ning February 15 February 18th. Rev. Lawhon will be preaching
nightly. Everyone is cordially invited. Come early and stay late. Enjoy
the blessings of the Lord.
I see that Little League time is here again. All those kids bursting
with energy. It's time to start preparing for the season. I am sure
some of you mothers would be useful in the concession stand, not
only the mothers, but fathers and grandparents, as well. Let's all
lend some support to the teams and coaches this year. By keeping
the children busy with activities such as softball, soccer, basketball,
etc. may keep them off the street and out of drugs and other things
that could be detrimental to these youngsters. My hats off to the
many parents and volunteers who give of their time to help these
Let's keep our fingers crossed for an early spring. Maybe we won't
have too much cold weather in February. However, I would like to see
it snow again, just for the sake of the children who want to see snow.
My grandchildren are anxious to see it snow. I think it has been about
8 years since it last snowed here. Maybe, just maybe this will be the
Well, there isn't much else to say, so I'll close for now. Send or call
info for the paper. 670-4481. Thanks.


Terri Gerrell, ARNP
has relocated her
practice to
Wakulla Family Medicine
15 Council Moore Road,

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Page 4 21) February 1998 The Franklin Chronicle

Nudity Ordinance from Page 2

Requirements for
Licensed Premises:
Unless otherwise exempted, each
adult book store, adult motion
picture theater and adult enter-
tainment establishment shall
meet the following requirements:
A. All premises shall have an en-
trance room or lobby and sanitary
facilities. The entrance room or
lobby may be as large or small as
the licensee chooses.
B. All other rooms in premises
must either (1) be not less than
1,000 square feet In area or (2)
clearly marked in letters not less
than two inches in height "No
Customers or Patrons Allowed."
3. Except for sanitary facilities, no
doorway or entranceway within
any premises shall be locked at
anytime a customer is within the
premises or at anytime the pre-
mises are open to the public un-
less customers or patrons are pro-
hibited at all times from going into
the rooms or areas behind such
doorways or entranceways and
provided such doors are marked.
4. At least one doorway into or out
of the premises shall be unlocked
at anytime a customer is any-
where within premises or at any-
time the premises are open to the
5. Except for adult motion picture
theaters, all rooms open to the
public in the premises shall be
lighted such that the light inten-
sity at every point 30 inches above
the floor is not less than one-half
6. The Sheriff shall have access
to all rooms at all times any pre-
mises are open to the public. Pre-
mises are irrefutably presumed to
be open at any time a customer
is on the premises. This access
shall be for inspection purposes
7. No room other than a sanitary
facility or a specially marked room
(as indicated above) shall have
any dividers or partitions or any
other thing in excess of three feet
in height which blocks the view
of any portion of the room.
8. Private rooms are prohibited
.within the premises.
9. Adult motion picture booths
are prohibited within the pre-
10. Nude entertainment booths
are prohibited within the pre-
11. No room within the premises
shall have its doorway or thresh-
old blocked or obscured by doors,
curtains, drapes or any other ob-
struction unless the room is (a) a
sanitary, facility.,,,(b) the room is
an adult motion picture theater
in which movies are shown on a
screen or (c) a room is marked as
previously specified.

The Penalties
A violation of the nudity ordinance
shall be prosecuted in the same
manner as a misdemeanor; such
an offense shall be punishable by
imprisonment in the Franklin
County Jail not to exceed 30 days
or by a fine of not less that $300
and not more than $500. Such
violators may also receive both a
fine and imprisonment.

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Lar c sippl\ ofrts anud craft supplies
Gifts and silk flowers
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturda\
10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
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Phone: 697-2063

Post Office





By Rene Topping
Lanark Villagers were very upset
at a meeting held at Chillas Hall
on Monday, February 9, when
they were told Don Parmalee was
not renewing his contract to keep
the small post office open. His last
day will be February 28. Nancy
Varner who works at the Carr-
abelle Post Office spoke to the
group of about 60 people advis-
ing them of their options.
Ms. Varner said that she and
Carrabelle Postmaster Paul Aber
had been in contact with Postal
Authorities in Jacksonville and
Pensacola. She said that as a tem-
porary measure they had gained
the approval to place Postal Clerk
Dexter Byrd in charge at the end
of the present contract. However,
to do this they are asking the As-
sociation to forfeit the-rent they
collect on the little office and also
pay for the electric service and
garbage collection. Ralph Dietz
said that he believed that the as-
sociation already supplies elec-
tricity. In this case the cost to the
association would be $150 rent
and $20 on the. garbage or a total
of $170 per month.
On a show of hands it appeared
that the vote to do this was virtu-
ally unanimous. Ms. Varner said
that this is a stop gap measure
and urged the villagers to contact
their legislators at every level,
County Commissioner Raymond
Williams assured the villagers
that he would help all he could
and had already contacted state
and federal legislators on their
Ms. Varner said another option
was to have clusters of mailboxes
erected around the village. She
,suggested villagers take a look at
the ones serving Carrabelle Cove,
the large apartment complex op-
posite the Carrabelle School.
On a question asked as to what
would happen to parcels, she said
the clusters have several large
boxes to put packages in. Those
too large would receive a notice
and the person could pick them
up at the Carrabelle Post Office.
One other option Ms. Varner of-
fered was that a group such as
the Association could become the
contract holder. They could send
one person to the post office to
pick up the mail. At that point the
Post Office would have no more
responsibility for the mail. Volun-
teers could sort and put the mail
into the boxes and they could sell
stamps. She said it would mean
that the Association would ben-
efit by whatever was earned.
She also told the residents that
they can cut the hours. For in-
stance, Byrd will have the window
open from 9-12 noon. Boxes could
be made available on whatever
hours the villagers decided on-
even up to 24 hours a day as the
Carrabelle boxes are available.
Several villagers replied that the
boxes and the outer area had been
vandalized and they had to close
it. However, there seemed to be
agreement that the Neighborhood
Patrol could be responsible to lock
the place up at a reasonable hour.
Write your legislators, attend
meetings, send letters to the
postal authorities and give a little
on the expenses was the final ad-
vice given. On an update on this
matter, as of February 17, a flood
of letters have been sent to state
and federal legislators by the



On another matter that has been
uppermost in the villagers minds
was the small building opposite
Chillas Hall, presently owned by
A.D. and Karen Folks. In times
past there had been a proposal
that had been backed by several
villagers to buy the property. At
that time the vote had been 49 -
14 in favor of trying to buy the
property. It is zoned Public Facili-
ties and cannot at present be used
as commercial.
Dietz said that the Mr. and Mrs.
Folks had told him they had
$33,900 invested in the building
which is presently vacant, About.
one year ago there had been an
offer made of $31,500 which had
been refused. Dietz said that he
would like to have the villagers
vote as to what they wanted to do.
Speaking against buying the
building Dr. Cross said that the
Association did not need to be in-
volved in real estate. A suggestion
that the Association take up a
loan to buy up the property was
immediately dismissed as several
residents spoke against the idea.
Several attempts have been made
to use the building commercially.
At one point it was facetiously
suggested that the Folks donate
the property to the Association.
After such discussion, one resi-
dent said, "Let us have a secret
vote." When the paper ballot was
counted the proposal to try to buy
the property only received 2 votes
Sto buy.
The villagers are pledged to op-
pose vigorously any commercial
usage of the building which is in
the midst of apartments and
houses. Right now there is a Wa-
ter and Sewer Office, a small ga-
rage for the Community bus and
a fenced in area that contains the
unused propane tanks with the
rest of the area being given over
to parking for the post office and
Chillas Hall.


Bay Christmas
Bird Count

St. Vincent National Wildlife Ref-
uge, Wildlife Biologist, Thorn
Lewis coordinated the Fourth
Annual Apalachicola BayChrist-
mas Bird Count on 28 December
1997. Twenty-two birders from
Apalachicola, St. George Island,
Port St. Joe, Tallahassee, Alliga-
tor Point, and Panama City in
Florida, Cookeville and Kingsport,
Termessee and Warren, New Jer-
sey participated. Local birders
included, Lydia Alexander,
Michele Belson, Jack Dozier,
Thom Lewis, Bill Mahan, Doug
McNair, Laura Moody and Joe
They counted birds within a 15
mile diameter circle which
roughly covered Franklin County
south of the Jackson River from
the mouth of the Apalachicola
River to the Fourteen Mile St.
Vincent NWR property. Portions
of St. Vincent and Little St. George
Islands, the Apalachicola Bay and
the Gulf of Mexico were also cov-
ered. They documented 123 dif-
ferent species of birds during a 24
hour period.
Many thanks go out to the par-
ticipants, the Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research Re-
serve for the use of the boat and
Captain Jimmy Moses, and the
many landowners for allowing
access to their property.

Alliydtui' Point


Praise Van

JO1 -ibU-l

By Rene Topping
Speaker for the February 14 meet-
ing of the Alligator Taxpayers As-
sociation was Van Johnson, Di-
rector of the Franklin County
SolidWaste and Recycling, who
came to answer any questions
and found the residents were
pleased and appreciated his
Johnson told the audience, 'This
is what we want to do. We want
to make our services better for the
people who fund those services.
That's what I am down here to-
day for-to do whatever we can
to make them better so you get
your tax dollars worth."
One resident exclaimed, "How
Johnson said that he and the Tax-
payers President Tom Vanderplats
had arranged to allow residents
to collect white goods and bring
.them to the landfill on non-am-
nesty days. The castoffs would be
collected by volunteers. Ruthann
Howard volunteered to help with
the pick up saying she was the
"Garbage Guru of Alligator Point."
The residents will also have a one
day a month free pickup of yard
Johnson also spoke on the
composting program at the land-
fill. He said, "We have a
composting program, taken in
yard trash, seafood by-products
and sewage sludge from the vari-
ous treatment plants. Right now
we have some in the landfill "cook-
ing", so to speak. It reaches a tem-
perature of 120 degrees when
cooking. As soon as that is ready
it will be distributed free of charge
to those who wish to have some."
He added it would be ready in a
couple of months.
Residents also take an active part
in keeping the Point clean.
Ruthann Howard said, "We try
real hard to do our part-not just
to complain about everything all
the time. During Memorial Day
weekend-the high tourist week-
end-we have a real problem with
people leaving garbage at the re-
cycling center. So this last Memo-
rial Day we ran relay teams down
there guarding the dumpsters. It
was amazing how much trucks
and whatnot slowed way down,
put on their turn signals-trash
all on the back, saw us and went

Published every other Friday

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(From left) Chairperson Manny Joanos, Ed Blanton, ARPC
Attorney and Debbie Lightsey.

ARPC Proposes to Limit Coastal

Development within Flood Zones

Apalachee Regional Planning
Council met in Tallahassee on
Thursday, January 20, 1998 and
voted to transmit proposed
changes to the Strategic Regional
Policy Plan (SRPP) in the Execu-
tive Office of the Governor.
The SRPP is required by Florida
Statutes as the guiding hand for
Franklin County Commission
Chairman Raymond Williams,
who is also the Point's district
commissioner, did not fare quite
as well as Johnson. He was bom-
barded with questions about the
recent problem residents had with
the placement of a tower for the
360 Communications Company.
Vanderplats made it clear that the
residents were not opposing the
tower but the placement site and
the short notice given only to a
few people. They asked why the
Franklin County Planning and
Zoning agenda is not published.
Williams replied that, "It is a vol-
unteer board." He added that
there was a cut-bff date for things
to be put on. However, several
people said that things were put
on at the last moment.
Williams promised to look into it
and see if better communication
could be made available. Williams
told the residents he will make
sure agendas are sent to key per-
sons. Residents thanked Williams
for the completion of one mile of
repaving starting from the Wild-
life Reserve.
There was a suggestion made that
in as such as many residents and
taxpayers live in other places, an
800 number with a recording giv-
ing information about happenings
updated weekly and where people
could call at any time. The sug-
gestion will be explored as to cost
and brought up at the Asso-
ciation's March meeting.

economic development, altordable
housing, emergency prepared-
ness, regional transportation and
natural resources. The two areas
generating the most discussion
involved development in the
Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA)
and development in the 100-year
floodplain. Most of Franklin
County, for example, is in the

The amendments involving devel-
opment in the CHHA and flood-
plain place limitations on devel-
opment. The Apalachee Regional
Planning Council (ARPC), reviews
amendments to county compre-
hensive plans routinely, and when
questions dealing with impacts on
water quality, evacuation needs or
impacts on tax dollars are appar-
ent, the ARPC staff requires policy
guidance from the ARPC board.
The amendments proposed by the
ARPC board at the recent meet-
ing deal with floodplain and
CHHA areas, and specifically in-
volve questions about water qual-
ity, evacuation needs or tax dol-
As comprehensive plans or
amendments have been for-
warded from counties to the
ARPC, there have been many in-
stances where the Council has
objected to proposals which would
have increased the density within
the 100 year floodplain. These
objects have sometimes centered
on water quality when developers
proposed to increase the number
of septic tanks in a given area,
Such as St. George Island. Other
proposals have raised questions
about evacuation in the event of
weather emergency, or the impact
high density might have on mass
evacuation in small areas.

Continued on Page 12

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The Franklin Chronicle 20 February 1998 Page 5

P.p. Boyd: Youth Need

,- Character, Confidence

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Larry Hale, Rep. Janegale Boyd, and John Crooms at
meeting of Juvenile Justice Council in Apalachicola Jan-
uary 29.

By Sue Riddle Cronkite
Each community as a whole must
strive to help their young people
develop character and confidence,
State Rep. Janegale Boyd told
members of the Franklin County
Juvenile Justice Council in
Apalachicola January 29.
"We must ask what we can do,"
said Rep. Boyd. "It does take a
village to reinforce what the youth
are learning in the schools. It's not
done just by the parents or just
by the school system." She lauded
the efforts of the Juvenile Justice
Council in bringing community
representatives to discuss ways to
help young people grow up into
responsible and productive
Academic assessment tests being
given now are an effort to assess
whether students can think, said
Rep. Boyd. "It's a part of school
reform under Blueprint 2,000. It
is the first'year FCAT (Florida
Comprehensive Acheivement
Test) is to be used as a baseline."
Rep. Boyd, a member'of the Blue-
print 2,000 Commission, said "We
need world class students." With
the requirement of at least a 2.0
grade point average, plus algebra
and math equivalents, expecta-
tions of what young people must
achieve is being raised.
"We're not just talking about
knowing the ABC's," said Rep.
Boyd. "But students being able to
reason. This is the first year the
FCAT has been used as a
baseline. We may be surprised
when the results come out. Chil-
dren now bringing home A's and
B's may not do as well when they
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' "On the tests there is a paragraph

to read and think about what it
says, then be able to show how
the student figured it out," said
Rep. Boyd. "It's teaching the
thinking processes. We need to
help students understand that
we're not training them to gradu-,
ate with D's."
Rep. Boyd said parents, teachers,
and the community must capital-
ize on children's natural caring.
"Young people have a natural
sense ofjustice and fairness," she
said. "They naturally have a re-
spect for rules. Where did we lose
that? Research shows that these
values are innate in young chil-
dren, and when we fail to culti-
vate them we allow them to wither
and die.
"Our communities have to make
a decision on what values we
think are important and that we
need to work on in a team ap-
proach," said Rep. Boyd. In refer-
ring to a book that discusses
about character education, she
quoted the author as saying 'We
must stem the tide of moral rela-
tivism that dominates our
"We've gone so far back that we
don't want anything that can be
considered, a moral value to be
taught in our schools," said Boyd.
"Some people say you're trying to
teach religion. We have almost
gone too far. We have to remem-
ber that if children don't learn
proper respect, what I call basic
morals, at home, and if that's not
reinforced in school, then they
"The schools can't do it all," she
said. "They need us, our commu-
nities. We are the ones who de-
cide what we want our children
to have and how we are going to
support them.. -We have to come
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"Around middle school age a
youngster gets bored and gets in
trouble," said Rep. Boyd. "Parents
and sponsoring organizations
have to come together and ask
What can I do?' The principles we
teach our youth must be consis-
tent with what's already there and
how we can utilize it. We have to
have the home, school, and com-
munity support.
Rep. Boyd said rethinking some
things is very important. "My pri-
mary reason for being here is to
listen to how I, on the state level,
can I support you. I know it takes
time and it takes commitment,
but it makes a difference to the
young people we are raising. Re-
member those children are our
Rep. Boyd mentioned projected
tobacco suit settlement funds
designated for Franklin County-
$98,000 this year and $98,000
next-and invited those gathered
to hear a discussion at Brown
Elementary on proposals for use
of the funds.
Sandra Lee Johnson, Juvenile
Justice chairperson, discussed
Asset-Based Community Develop-
ment, a project designed so that
local communities can use what
assets they have. "The govern*-
ment is no longer able or willing
to take on the task," said
Johnson. "They're saying look
within yourself and make happen
what you need.
"The approach enables people
within the community to use their
own strength to seek options and
solutions," said Johnson, "not
just that we need funding for this
and that. There must be active
participation by people in the
community. We must use asset
thinking instead of when can we
get some more money.
"It takes discovery and creativity,"
said Johnson. "It takes listening
to the heart of the people. The old
way was focusing on our deficits.
Now we must identify opportuni-
ties. Action has to take place."
As an illustration of how federal
funds are being cut, last year the
Franklin County WINGS program
received $70,000, and this year
expects $30,000, said Johnson.
Cliff Butler, representing the Part-
nership Grant-WINGS, said the
program has received funding for
a Boat-WINGS program. "It's an
advantage for students,"
said Butler. "Kids can learn boat-
building. And it teaches
"Under the program youths build
10 ft. boats for rowing.or sailing,"
said Butler. "We're looking for a
facility in Eastpoint where we can
build the boats. The program is
run through the Maritime Mu-
seum. Also we're still looking for
youth groups-who want to go-out
on the Gov. Stone sailing ship. We
need to figure out how to put to-
gether people who volunteer
things for kids."
Robin St. Onge, Deputy Court
-Administrator, 2nd Judicial Cir-
cuit, said the Fish and Game
* Commission has a program where
youth groups go out on hunting
trips. She suggested $314 which
is available from the sale of "In-
vest in Children" license plates be
put toward a skateboarding pro-
gram. "Skateboarding is not a
crime, it's a recreational activity.
Betty Jean Londono, 653-9245,
said a group of parents of skate-
boarders are trying to put the,
"helping loop back together. We're
asking for the help of community
leaders," she said. "We're not go-
ing to go away."
Larry Hale said Scouting is offer-
ing windsurfing. "We've got
windsurfing boards and we're
putting big logos on the sails.
We're also getting shoes. You
ought to have seen the kids try-
ing to windsurfwearing Eastpoint
Those attending were urged to go
to Blountstown on Feb. 5 for a
Faith Community Network Initia-
tive Rally at the W. T. Neal Civic
Center, sponsored by the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice District
2 and the District 2 Mentoring
Keynote speaker is Calvin Ross,
secretary of the State Department
of Juvenile Justice. Those wish-
ing to attend should contact Iris
.Young at (850) 487-4251.
-Johnson urged council members
to make nominations to the
Governor's Community Invest-
ment Awards, which must be
postmarked no later than Feb. 6.
"The Community Investments
Awards were created to recognize.
the outstanding efforts of busi-
ness leaders and organizations
involved in delinquency preven-
tion and intervention programs
for at-risk youths."

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Members from the Coastal Rehabilitation and Treatment Center con-
ducted an hour-long workshop at Weems Memorial Hospital on Janu-
ary 27 entitled, "Managing Your Stress Level." The workshop, which
featured three guest speakers, covered such topics as medical and
.financial stress points as well as meditative techniques to cope with
the stressful aspects of daily life.
Ms. Lori Hadlock discussed the physiological impacts of stress. "Some-
times we're in stressful situations," she said, "and we really don't
realize how much our body and our mind are reacting."
When a person experiences stress, she said, some symptoms may
.include having cold hands and feet due to circulation problems, fa-
tigue, dietary disorders, headaches, back aches and anything involv-
ing the muscular system.
;"When these sort of things happen," she said, "you need to under-
stand that something else is going. It's entirely possible that you may
have a real illness and that needs to be eliminated first."
If such symptoms continue after a complete medical check-up, Hadlock
advised that "maybe your body is trying to tell you something." She
continued, "if stress goes on untreated...there are some real illnesses
that can be caused by stress." Hadlock mentioned that high blood
pressure, heart disease, ulcers and asthma could be caused by ongo-
ing and untreated stress.
' "When you are in a stressful situation," she explained, "your immune
System loses its ability to .protect you. This opens up a whole new
door for viruses, colds and flues that can carry on to some very seri-
ous illnesses."
Hadlock concluded, "all of the things that happen to you when you're
stressed out are real. They're not just in your head. They're not just
things that you need to poo-poo and tell people that it's not a real
Problem. They are real illnesses and they can lead to some life threat-
ening illnesses."
One of the ways to counter stress, said Hadlock, was to monitor your
diet. She advised eating more smaller meals rather than just a few
large meals. She recommended the intake of more fluids, especially
water. "When the adrenal is coursing through you body," she said,
"your creating a ton of waste products in your body. When your in a
stressful situation, you need to drink a lot of liquids."
Hadlock advised against drinking alcohol in a stressful situation.
"What it does is slows down the nervous system," she said, "and it's a
depressant. Now you've got something in your body that's not only
adding stress to your body, it's also depressing your mood. You're not
getting any better, you're getting worse." Hadlock added that caffeine
only "added fuel to the fire" in a stressful situation. She said that
nicotine starts out as a stimulant, but later becomes a depressant.
Another important way to counter stress, said Hadlock, was to exer-
Scise. She said that the exercise did not have to be excessive. "Don't
hurt yourself," she advised. Hadlock recommended walking, stretch-
;ing and deep breathing exercises.
Mr. Stephen Watts addressed the group on the use of comedy and
meditatio'ttechniqtes~'if dealing with stress. "People under stressful
situations," said Watts, "can use humor as an'effective way of I
coping...humor is very powerful as a response to stress. When people
laugh, there's'a relaxation of their body and their spirit and their
mind." He said that laughter can lower blood'pressure and also re-
lease endorphins in a person's body.
"Depression doesn't help the immune systeim,"-he stated, "and nei-
ther does stress. Humor helps us to not take ourselves too seriously.
Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself and realize that you're not
perfect." Humor, he said, helps a person to look at things different.
Watts recommended utilizing comedic tapes and movies as means to
cope with stress. "Develop new alterAatives," he advised, "experiment I
with new ways to cope with stress."
Mr. Watts also led audience members on several meditation exercises
to reduce stress. Some of the exercises included tightening and then
releasing the muscles of a person's body. "When we have tension in
our body," he explained, "it restricts blood flow: One of the ways to
release that tension is to tension and release the muscles."
Watts also worked with members in attendance on deep breathing
exercises and meditation. The audience members were asked to close
their eyes, practice the deep breathing exercises and block out all
external noise and stressful thoughts. Watts said that five minutes of
such meditation helped to refresh and relax a person in response to
stressful matters.
Ms. Muriel Bryan spoke on the topic of reducing financial stress.
"Everyone experiences some kind of financial stress," said Bryan, "it
doesn't mean, however, that it's O.K." She stated that stress often
indicated a lack of control in one's life. Bryan stated that many in the
region have experienced financial stress from the repeated closing of
the bay and the paper mill. She also noted that members at the hos-
pital experienced a significant amount of stress when the facility
changed lease owners in the previous year.
The attitude and frame of mind of a person, said Bryan, has a definite
impact on how they cope with financial stress. "Are you satisfied with
what you have," she asked, "or concerned with what you do not." She
said that it was important to be thankful for what you had.
The manner in which a person uses a credit card, said Bryan, can
determine the level of financial stress they experience. "Never put
anything on a credit card," she advised, "unless you can pay for it by
the end of the month." Bryan warned against peer pressure and the
financial stress of keeping up with the Jones'. She concluded, "The
Jones' aren't going to pay my bills. Why should I be consider with
keeping up with them?"

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1. Evaluate your job satisfaction: Do you enjoy your work? If not,
consider looking for other employment opportunities. Staying in an
-unsatisfying job is unhealthy and frustrating.
2. Do you deserve a salary raise or promotion? If so, ask for it. Avoid-
ing your just reward is sure to add to your resentment and stress. Be
assertive and "go for it."
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By Sue Riddle Cronkite
Nothing launches daring young
minds quite like designing and
carrying out a science project.
There's no limit to what the imagi-
nation can dream up. The dream-
ers and doers from Franklin
County usually have a good rep-
resentation at the regional and
state science and engineering
fairs, said Sharon Philyaw,
Apalachicola High Science Fair
Projects with such topics as acid
rain, water pollution, effects of
fertilizers, the climate plants pre-
fer, and how spiders catch their
food, were among winners at
Apalachicola High January 22.
Winning students and their
projects are to go to the West Bend
Regional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair February 11 in Quincy,
where Apalachicola and
Carrabelle High, and Chapman
and Brown Elementary, and win-
ners from schools in Gadsden
Counties are to compete. From
Quincy winners will be chosen to
represent the region at the state
level in Lakeland April 1-3.
Among Apalachicola High Science
Fair winners were, Senior Division
for Botany: 1st Miranda Elliott -
Sun or no Sun; 2nd Aerin Corley
- Varying Fertilizers With Plants;
3rd Erica Thomas The Effects of
Water on Turgor Pressure; hon-
orable mention Mayson Page -
Another Plant Project;
Senior Division for Chemistry in-
clpded 1st Michelle Carroll Cell
Homeostasis; 2nd Emily
Hutchinson The Stuff That
Makes Color Stay; 3rd Kayla
Martina The Effects of Salt on
Freezing Water; HM Hunter
Bartley Fire Tetrahedron;
Zoology winners in the Senior Di-
vision included 2nd Tyler Fulmer
Roach Cafe; 3rd Christina Arroyo
- How Do Spiders Really Catch
Their Food?; HM Ricky Hathcock
- Where Do You Taste Sweet, Salt,
Sour, and Bitter? Under Engi-
neering Brenton Mabrey came in
for 3rd place with The Way a
Speaker Works.
In the Senior Division for Environ-
mental Science Celeste Elliott re-
ceived a 2nd place for Can Lime-
stone Be Used to Protect Various
Plants From Acid Rain? Shenita
Frazier received 3rd place with
The Effect of Acid Rain, and Brian
Lolley received honorable mention
with How Does Acid Rain Effect
Under Medicine and Health hon-
orable mentions were won by
Ashley Turner with The ABC's of
STD's, and Carrie Paul with Food
Digestion. Under Microbiology
Jeff Edmiston received a 2nd
place for Time, Temperature, and
Vibrio Vulnificus, and Leon 0'
Neal was 3rd with What Kinds of
Foods do Molds Grow On?
Senior Division in Physics win-
ners were 1st Timmy Poloronis -
Do All Metals Conduct Heat At
The Same Rate?; 2nd Jamie
Carroll Reflections of Sounds;
3rd Bernard Simmons Is Bigger
Better? and honorable mention
Chris Wood with Which Brand of
Paper Towels is Most Absorbent?
In the Junior Division for Botany
winners included 1st Jenny
Edmiston Plants and the Color
of Light; 2nd Tyler Poloronis Will
Germination of a Seed be Affected
if Seed Coat is Broken; 3rd
Samantha Elliott The Gas From
Plants; HM Nicole Shiver The
Climate Plants Prefer.
Chemistry winners included 1st
Jarrett Elliott Biorusting; 2nd
John Pritchard Corrosion; 3rd
Kara Watkins Effect of Salt Wa-
ter on Metals; HM Claire Sanders
- Here's to Your Health.
Earth and Space Science winners
included 1st Tommy Holland -
Heat Absorption; 2nd Reagan
Paul Sinkholes; tie for 3rd Kevin
Shoelles with Valley Formation,
and Heather Bramblett with Do
Glaciers Cause Erosion?; honor-
able mention Crystal Osburn -

Rain, Rain, Go Away.
In the Junior Division category
under engineering, 3rd place win-
ner was Sabrina Jones-Clark with
How Can a Submarine Operate
Under Water? Environmental Sci-
ence winners included a tie for 3rd
by Alien O'Neal Acid Rain is a
Pain, and Brenee Mitchell Wa-
ter Pollution, and honorable men-
tion Chase Millender with Filter-
ing Water.


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Carrabelle Library Fund-raiser A

Community Success

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The Library Building Committee proved on February 14 that tremen-
dous results can be obtained in a short amount of time when a com-
munity gets behind something in a show of support. The Library
Building Committee wants to construct a new library in Carrabelle;
and the community has demonstrated that it wants to help in these
efforts, as well.
Less than one month ago, the Library Building Committee made plans
to host a very ambitious fund-raiser featuring arts & crafts, activities
for children and adults, a wide variety of food including seafood gumbo,
fish dinners and desserts; and the committee also agreed to begin
seeking donations from the community for auction.
On February 14, all of the committee's hard work and devotion coa-
lesced into a successful fund-raiser known as the "Love Your Library"
event. People throughout the community made their way to the event,
which began at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Carrabelle Branch of the
Franklin County Public Library.
Early in their planning stages, committee members felt that they would
be fortunate to raise a couple thousand dollars at the event. As the
community's generosity became apparent with the numerous dona-
tions for the auction, committee members became a little more opti-
mistic. Maybe the event would raise $5000. Well, even the optimists-
were surprised by the net intake of the event. The event raised $6200
for the building fund. And these dollars can be matched with state
grant funding.
Carrabelle Library Branch Manager Jackie Gay noted that the event
was entirely a group effort. "I didn't do this," she said, "everybody did
this. And I will never forget the generosity of Carrabelle."
"We started off three weeks ago," explained Cliff Shaw with the Li-
brary Building Committee, "with the idea of raising a $1000 or $1500
for the library. Due to the people of Franklin County...the merchants
who donated massive amounts of merchandise and the people who
turned out to support us, we have raised a great deal more than we

Gay Receives Community

Service Award

1 7.

Cathy Ramsey (L) and Lewis Persons (R) with Community
Resource Services present Jackie Gay (C) with the annual
Community Service Award.
Resident Jackie Gay was honored by members of the Community
Resource Services program on January 29 at the Carrabelle Branch
of the Franklin County Public Library with the Community Service
Ms. Gay, who serves as Carrabelle Branch Manager of the Franklin
County Public Library, responded with surprise and gratitude at be-
ing selected for the award. "Of course," she said, "I'm honored beyond
belief." Ms. Gay commented that members of the Community Re-
source Services program were just as much an asset to the public
library. "They help us every day in many ways," she said, "we're grateful
to have them. We look forward to seeing them come through the door."
Lewis Persons with Community Resource Services praised Ms. Gay
for her participation with the program, which works in a variety of
ways with individuals living with disabilities. The program provides
such services as supported living, supported employment and com-
munity facilitating.
"I think that she's (Ms. Gay) doing a lot of things that enhances her
community," said Persons, "as our program has grown, we decided
that we needed to recognize someone here in Franklin County. I
couldn't think of a better person here than Jackie at the library."
Persons continued, "she (Ms. Gay) provided us with a place in the
community to come and be with other people and to showcase people's
abilities to be volunteers in their community. There's a perception
that persons with disabilities can't contribute...but when you see the
volunteers here, you see that people can contribute back to their
communities and that's very important."
Mr. Persons also noted that the volunteer work that those with the
Community Resource Services program perform could actually lead
to employment opportunities in the future. "And this has opened the
door for other people to volunteer, also," he said.

Flowers Honored for Service

to Zoning Committee

Resident Annie Mae Flowers was honored by members of the Frank-
lin County Commission on February 17 with a Resolution of Appre-
ciation for her service on the Franklin County Planning and Zoning
Committee since 1990. Ms. Flowers recently stepped down from the


Mr. Shaw continued, "there's not enough I can say about the people
of Franklin County and how great they are and how they supported
this. That this has turned out so well is just downright amazing."
It was obvious that the residents of the county came to the library
event with large appetites. Jackie Gay had prepared 15 gallons of her
prize winning gumbo for the event. By 1:00 p.m., all of the gumbo
had been consumed. The fish dinners and oysters were sold out by
about 3:00 p.m. Jep Smith, Sr. cooked the fish and Mark Ramsey
shucked all of the oysters.
Over 130 items were donated to the event's auction. Some of those
donations included a pop-up camper, a handmade dresser set, a GE
refrigerator, an IBM Computer with Hard Drive, a couch, a hand-
made squirrel feeder, a brass torch lamp, several books autographed
by Paul Newman, a guitar, an exercise bike and a wide variety of gift
certificates from the area merchants.
Apalachicola Times Manager John Lee served as the event's auction-
eer. Mr. Lee worked many hours auctioning off the 130-plus donated
items without taking a break and helped to raise funds for the
Those individuals contributing to the auction included Mary Aman,
Bob Hudecek, Rosalee Baltas, Ray Weatherton, Tom Shields, Jeannie
Taylor, Ray Quist, Jackie Gay, Cliff Shaw, Mark & Cathy Ramsey,
John Lee, Eugenia Butler, Rene Topping, Dr. Charles Lewis, Sam Neel,
Clare Viles, Richard Garner, Bill Renau, Papa Dude, Mr. Henry, Mike
& Audrey Kelly, Ann Merrit, Shirley Shulz, Chuck & Becky Melton,
Larry & Sandra Shiver, Frank Mathis, Hazel Almand and Pat Moore.
Those businesses contributing to the auction included Cindy's of
Carrabelle, Marshall Marine Service, Newman's Own, RMS, Gander
Hardware, Keep Franklin County Beautiful Committee, Big Bend
Ceramics, Nero's Boat Yard, Capt. Fix It, Putnal's Clothing Show, The
Moorings, Julia Mae's Restaurant, Bridge Marina, Capt. Tim's Shrimp
House, Bayou Marine, Carrabelle Palms RV Park, The Oaks, Eveready
Gas', Folks Realty, L & J Flea Market, Terry's Garage in Lanark,
Seahorse Florist, Franklin Glass, The Cut Beauty Shop on SGI, Is-
land Cottons, Fitness for Life,'Apalachicola State Bank, Carrabelle
Medical Pharmacy, Carolyn's Gathering Place, Island Oasis, Tropical

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Stress Management, Continued from Page 5
3. Realistically evaluate your job benefits and shortcomings: The worst
job often has benefits that are valued such as flexible hours, appro-
priate responsibility levels and profit sharing programs. List on paper
your job's positives and negatives. You may be surprised at how many
assets are present for you.
4. Adjust your attitude to find satisfaction in your work efforts. Any
job has worth and the differences in the quality may be entirely "in.
your mind."
5. Be cautious about adding extra hours to your work schedule. The
best managers are those who respect their life balance, more time
does not necessarily mean more or better quality work. Burn out is a
problem for many "workaholics." and their families.
.6.,IPp. ,time-managemet, st j~,ql,,yrgg.p9,r kiffor one month), to
improve work efficiency. You will identify time wasters and improve
the production quantity of your efforts in this way.
7. Don't try to be right all the time. Other people have good ideas also
and they need recognition and approval, just like you. Give them the
opportunity to shine.
8. Be a team player. Competition is important but can lead toward
high stress and jealousy. Strive to make others look as good as you
wish to be thought of in work efforts. What goes around comes around.
9. Conflicts can usually be dealt with in a professional and mature
manner. Assume that problems and differences can be worked out
with a little effort and patience. Criticism and mistrust is not easily
forgotten by work colleagues.'
10. Talk to your boss about problems that affect your job. If you are
facing high stress, let this be known through a private conference. It
will help you feel better and your supervisor can better support you
and adjust the work load.

Town Meeting Coming Soon

Sally Bethea will appear at the Apalachicola Community Center on
March 12 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. to her provide her presentation en-
titled, "The Story of Riverkeepers." Ms. Bethea will speak about the
Riverkeeper organizations across the nation, the roles of these orga-
nizations and how to get involved and organized to prevent environ-
mental degradation. The event will be presented by the Franklin
County Coastal Alliance.

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The Franklin Chronicle 20 February 1998 P Page 7


Elects New

Officers, Board


Members from the Keep Franklin
County Beautiful Committee
(KFCB) elected new officers and
board members at their February
9 monthly meeting.
President Jim Sisung, Vice-Presi-
dent Michael Allen and Secretary
Liz Sisung all retained their posi-
tions on the board. Beth Moseley
was elected as the committee's
new treasurer after Donnie Gay
announced that he wanted to step
down from the position. Mr. Gay
informed the board that he would
be willing to assist the new trea-

surer in her duties. Each of the
officers were elected for a one year
The committee's board members
now include Barbara Jordan,
Ruthann Howard, Debbie Flow-
ers, Pam Rush, Marilyn Hogan,
Donnie Gay, Cindy Hogan, Pam
Vest and Wade Rucker. Guy
Hogan serves as the committee's
In other business:
*KFCB Director Guy Hogan an-
nounced that the committee now
had a fax machine. The
committee's fax number is (850)
*The committee agreed to join
both the Carrabelle and Apalachi-
cola Chamber of Commerces. Mr.
Hogan informed the board that
the annual fees would be $25 in
Carrabelle and $50 in Apalachi-

Tobacco Free Coalition

Elects Officers


Ar Lt

Ken Kenniston

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Marilyn Hogan, Jim Sisung, Liz Sisung, Donnie Gay and
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Sandra Johnson (left) and George Chapel as they list the
goals of the newly formed Tobacco Free Coalition.

Members from the Tobacco Free Coalition of Franklin County elected
officers at their January 30 meeting at Brown Elementary School.
George Chappel was elected as the committee's president and Sandra
Lee Johnson was elected as the new vice-president for the coalition.
The coalition also elected Janice Gordon and Joanne Thomason to
serve as treasurer and secretary, respectively.
The coalition will now set its attention on developing programmatic
requirements, which help convey many of its goals to the public. Those
requirements include:
1. Developing Youth-led Prevention and Control Activities at the local
school: Some of these activities may include incentive programs, youth
mentoring programs and sponsorship of various youth events or edu-
cational conferences.
2. Developing School Health Programs: Some of the suggested pro-
grams would be to develop and enforce a school policy on tobacco
use, provide instruction about the short and long term physiological
affects of tobacco use and instruct students of their rights to a to-
bacco-free environment.
3. Developing Minority Tobacco Prevention Programs: The suggested
programs would help increase participation of such groups by coor-
dinating activities that would be well received.
4. Developing Community Health'Education Programs: Some of these
activities would target current tobacco-related laws and legislation to
eliminate vending machines and to require that tobacco be sold in
"tobacco-only" stores. The programs would also focus attention on
encouraging tobacco-free restaurants.
5. Developing Tobacco Cessation Programs for youth: Some of these
programs would be focused on establishing free tobacco cessation
programs and early prevention strategies.
6. Developing Educational Programs promoting compliance of the
Clean Indoor Air Act and promote the toll-free number for complaints:
These programs would help educate the public as well as employers
of the Clean Indoor Air Act.
7. Developing Education and Advocacy to Decision-Makers: This re-
quirement would provide date on. the success of smoke-free restau-
rants, provide information on opinion polls that indicate the public's
desire to have smoking eliminated in public places as well as work-
places, and to encourage local government to enact stronger clean
indoor air laws.
The Tobacco Free Coalition of Franklin County will meet again on
March 20 at Brown Elementary School at 2:45 p.m. Those interested
in finding out more about the coalition may attend the next meet or
contact the Franklin County Public Health Department at 653-2111.

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By Tom Campbell
Ken F.W. Kenniston has a won-
derful sense of humor and a gift
for fantasy. He has no need to
impress anybody because he is at
peace with himself. He is an art-
ist and extraordinary individual.
Some of his works will be in ex-
hibit at Quincy Gallery on the
Square, 14 E. Washington,
Quincy, Florida 32351. "The ex-
hibit will be in April '98,"
says Ken. "Watch for the
No photograph can capture what
Ken manages to put in his paint-
ings, elements of atmosphere,
sun, sand, water, and a touch of
fantasy, beautifully displayed in
colors both vivid and strangely
subdued. The trees, seas, and sky
all seem to speak to the viewer,
emanating something extragalac-
tic. A powerful imagination is at
work here.
Ken F.W. Kenniston has been a
professor at FSU and in Chicago,
a commercial designer and illus-
trator, and has an impressive re-
sume that is nationwide.
He and his wife, Sandy, are now
owners of Witherspoon, A Con-
temporary Inn, at 94 Fifth Street,
Apalachicola. The old house has
been elegantly restored. Once
Captain Witherspoon's 19th Cen-
tury residence, this historic res-
toration is now a tastefully fur-
nished hideaway in the historic
district of downtown Apalachi-
cola. The visitor is greeted by a
vaulted entrance hall, which also
serves as a gallery where hang
some of Ken's paintings.
Ken's grandparents lived on Cape
Cod and he spent time as a boy
with them. He was raised in Bos-

ton, but was most happy with sea,
sand, and sky. Cape Cod he re-
members vividly. Probably this
was an early influence of his lat-
est style, strong and full of fan-
tasy. Purples and pinks blend into
more realistic blues and greens.
In a serene sky appear to be two
suns, or stars, or what the viewer
perceives, perhaps points of light,
energy, or surprise and laughter.
The paintings shown in the ac-
companying photographs demon-
strate some of Ken's power, move-
ment, and use of color with a kind
of illusion. Also, there is a funny
dog. Ken likes animals and really
enjoys.this character, a sort of
down-and-out dog who thinks
and speaks. Ken has a book of
cartoons based on the dog.
One explanation for the wonder-
ful dog may come from childhood.
"When I was eight or nine years
old," says Ken, "I'd sometimes sit
on my dad's lap and he would
make a cartoon head, like a funny
dog. I thought it was great." Those
images stuck'and a sense of hu-
mor has produced "a cartoon
book now in the works."
The City of Tallahassee owns
some of Ken's art work in its per-
manent collection. His resume
lists over 30 exhibitions nation-
ally, including the Art Institute of
Chicago and "Winterfest," Talla-
hassee, 1991. His works are rep-
resented in over 40 collections.
Ken is also currently teaching art
students privately. Interested per-
sons may inquire by phoning him
at 653-9186.
If you visit the Witherspoon Inn
on Fifth Street in Apalachicola,
Ken will be happy to show you
around. You will find him and his
lovely wife Sandy charming, eru-
dite, and full ofjoy. His paintings
are equally entertaining.


(L-R) Mr. Hartnett and his puppets: Disco Tess, Dinny (Roller
Skating Clown), Trixie Treat (a stripper), Betty Lou and
Witch Doctor Wilber. Trixie evolved from early shows as a
hula dancer to a stripper. "She's the interlocutor of the
show," says Hartnett, "and she comes out occasionally to
talk and she takes off another piece of her clothing until
she ends up in a little fringe skirt and tassels." He smiles
and promises, "it's all tastefully done."

Internationally Acclaimed

Puppeteer to Perform Locally

By Thomas Campbell
Internationally acclaimed puppeteer Jerry Hartnett will be again per-
forming at the Donor-Volunteer Appreciation event at the Franklin
County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle on February 28 at 2:00
p.m. The event will be open to the public and no admission fee will be
charged. Mr. Hartnett has also been asked to perform at Chillas Hall
in Lanark Village on March 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Hartnett has performed at New York's swank nightclub, The Blue
Angel, and has received excellent notices from the critics. Mr. Gene
Knight, who writes for the New York Daily Mirror, reported in his
column, Night Watch, "Jerry Hartnett's puppets were more like people
than some people I know." Hartnett has also received favorable com-
ment from such periodicals as Variety and The New York Post.
"I have been in puppetry for over 50 years," said Hartnett; he began
working with puppets at age 12. Mr. Hartnett has appeared on the Ed
Sullivan Show several times. He plans to perform at the Women's
Club of Des Moines in Iowa on February 4.
Mr. Hartnett has also been featured on The Tonight Show with Johnny
Carson previously. He continues his nightclub engagements and has
fulfilled a schedule performing at resort hotels and cruises in the
Caribbean, Europe, the Orient and Alaska. Hartnett has performed
on such ships as the United States, The Queen Elizabeth, the S.S.
France, the QE 2, the Rotterdam and the complete fleets of the Royal
Caribbean Lines and Sitmar Cruise Lines.
Hartnett's nightclub and hotel engagements have taken him from
New York to such places as the Tamanaco in Caracas, Venezuela, the
Americana in Aruba and the fabulous Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg,
South Africa. His engagement in South Africa was preceded the year
before by a concert tour in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Rhodesia.
Critic Michael Venebles with The Daily Rand showered Hartnett with
praise in a previous column: "Jerry Hartnett with his puppets really
brought the house down. This was not merely puppetry. It was pure
Artistry." Another South African critic responded as such: "Jerry is
far and away the best act on this program or any other I have seen for
a long time. He is well worth the price of one's ticket."
Questioned as to his favorite puppet, Hartnett stated that he could
not make such a designation. "I don't have favorites," he said, "they're
all my children."


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Pane 8 20 February 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday

Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge F.E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury
Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream
February 16, 1998


Cecil Strictland: Charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Assault on
a Child Under 16 Years of Age. the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly made sexual
comments, kissed and squeezed the buttocks of a 15 year old year girl while
swimming on St. George Island on July 18. 1997.
According to the report, the defendant had asked his daughter's best friend to
go swimming with him while they were on St. George Island. The girl informed
Lt. Johnny Turner with the Franklin County Sheriffs Department that she
was sitting with her legs wrapped around the defendant's waist when he kissed
her on the cheek and made comments to her sexual in nature. The defendant
then allegedly grabbed the girl's buttocks and attempted to kiss her on the
The girl allegedly informed the defendant's daughter about what had hap-
pened after she returned to the shore. The defendant allegedly threatened to
tell authorities about a recent incident "that would get her in big trouble" if
she did not side with him. The defendant's daughter informed authorities that
the victim, another adult and she had been smoking marijuana that day. She
also alleged that the defendant purchased wine coolers for the girls that day.
The defendant alleged that he only kissed his daughter's friend on the cheek
and told her that guys would find her attractive. He claimed that the girl
misunderstood the way he touched her buttocks and his comments. He claimed
the girl was like a daughter to him. The defendant said that she had jumped
out of the water and put her legs around his waist: he said that his hands
accidentally caught the girl when she jumped on him and that they slipped
underneath her bathing suit. According to the report, the defendant has two
prior sexual assault charges.
Robert Dillon: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly
Weapon, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was appointed the
services of the public defender.
Johnny Jones: The defendant'had been charged with one count of Escape.
Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury decided against prosecuting this case. In
his February 16 report of No Information, Flury noted that there was "prob-
able cause to arrest: however upon further review (the) arrest warrant was
dismissed prior to this incident but had not been entered into the system."
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant was accused of escap-
ing an arrest by Carrabelle Police Officer Buddy Shiver while he was in the
vicinity of the Cove Apartment Complex in Carrabelle on October 10. Officer
Shiver reported that he was attempting to arrest the defendant on an out-
standing warrant.
"I yelled at him," reported Shiver, "telling him I was not going to chase him, I
was just going to charge him with Escape." He concluded, "Johnny (Jones)
was in the area where drugs are known to be sold. I think he may have had
drugs on him. That's why he ran. It's a known fact that he has before."
Cliff Massey: Charged with one count of Dealing in Stolen Property, the de-
fendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly purchased a
stolen shotgun belonging to Mr. Ron Lee. According to the report. Mandy
Whidden informed Carrabelle Assistant Police Chief Jonathan Riley on No-
vember 30 that she had stolen a shotgun and yCR from the residence of Mr.
Lee and sold it to the defendant for $40.
The defendant alleged that he did not know that the shotgun had been stolen.
Mr. Lee informed officers that the defendant had been to his home previously
and had even used his gun. Lee contended that the defendant was aware that
the shotgun was stolen property.
Robert Lee: Charged with one count of Resisting an Officer with Violence and
Battery, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
James Morgan:'The defendant had been charged with one count of Interfer-
ence ,wth Custody..Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury decided against pros-
ecuting'thi t as. -Accotding':to his February 12 report of N6'iInformation.
Flury noted that there was probable cause to arrest: however, facts insuffi-
cient to prove (the) case beyond a reasonable doubt."
Jessica Poole: The defendant had been charged with one count of Grand
Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Providing a False Report of Crime. Assistant State
Attorney Ron Flury decided against prosecuting this case. In his February 16
report of No Information, Flury noted that there was "probable cause to ar-
rest; however facts insufficient to prove (the) case beyond a reasonable doubt."
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Jackie Jones: Charged with one count of Possession of Contraband at a County
Detention Facility, the defendant did not enter a plea to the charge. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was
directed to hire his own attorney as it was determined that he earns too much
to receive the services of the public defender.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant was arrested at the Jr.
Food Store in Apalachicola by Apalachicola Police Officers Arnold Tolliver and
Earl Whitfield on charges of petit theft. Officer Whitfield confiscated a pocket
knife from the defendant during the arrest procedure.
Officer Whitfield then asked if the defendant had any other weapons on his
person; the defendant allegedly said that he did not have any other weapons
in his possession. Correctional Officer Charles Gander later discovered that
the defendant allegedly had a switchblade in his possession while at the Fran-
klin County Jail.
Braxton Chisholm: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery with a
Deadly Weapon, Resisting Arrest without Violence and Affray, the defendant
pleaded No Contest to the lesser offense of Battery. Judge Steinmeyer adjudi-
cated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to one.year of county proba-
tion. The defendant was also ordered to pay $115 for court costs. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
William English: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly
Weapon and Affray, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser offense of
Battery. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to one year of county probation. The defendant was also ordered to pay
$150 for court costs. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, Deputy Carl Whaley with the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department and Carrabelle Police Chief Buddy Shiver were
dispatched to 7th Street in Carrabelle in reference to a physical disturbarice.
The officers observed three of the four individuals (Ronnie Burris. Braxton
Chisholm; Will Arnet and the defendant) present throwing an old metal fold-
ing chair at one another. These individuals continued throwing the chair after
officers ordered them to put it down. Officers arrested Ronnie Burris, Braxton
Chisholm and the defendant after observing them throw the chair at one
The officers also noted that Mr. Burris had a serious cut on the side of his
neck. Burris and Chisholm alleged that Mr. Arnet was responsible for the
injury. Upon searching the individuals, officers discovered that only Burris
and the defendant were in possession of knives. Officers discovered that Mr.
Arnett had suffered a broken right leg in the altercation. Mr. Arnett was trans-
ported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Mr. Burris was taken to Weems
Memorial Hospital.
Ronald Burris: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Affray and Resisting Arrest with Violence. Judge
- Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on March 16. Information has
not yet been filed in this case. The defendant was represented by Attorney
SBarbara Sanders.
William Davidson: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Fire-
arm, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer con-
' tinuea the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant informed the court
that he would hire his own attorney.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly assaulted his
wife and shot a .38 caliber pistol in close proximity to her on January 3. Ms.
Brenda Davidson reported to Apalachicola Police Officers Jim Wilburn and
Andy Williams that the defendant became violent after she refused to drink
alcohol with him: she alleged that he began to burn their honeymoon photo-
graphs and ripped her skirt from her when she attempted to leave their apart-
ment. Ms. Davidson then alleged that she heard the defendant shoot a pistol
as she exited the apartment.
' William Hammond, Jr.: Charged with one cotint of Aggravated Assault with a
Deadly Weapon, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge
' Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly grabbed James
Cross and attempted to assault him with a knife at his Ridge Road residence
in Eastpoint on December 25. Mr. Cross reported that the defendant had been
intoxicated and later became violent. Resident Willie Gordie allegedly helped

to subdue the defendant after he attacked Mr. Cross.
Christopher Granger: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand Theft.
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued
Sthe case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was appointed the services of
the public defender.

According to the probable cause report, resident Shirley Roberts informed
Major Mike Mock with the Franklin County Sheriffs Department on Novem-
ber 17 that she had loaned her boat (valued at $300) to the defendant for one
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Ms. Roberts further reported that an officer informed her on November 11
that the boat was located on St. George Island and that she could now recover
it. She informed officers the boat was now missing its false floor and that
there was a hole in the bottom of it.
Thomas "Poopie" Hudson: Charged with one count of First Degree Murder,
Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary of a Dwelling with a Person As-
saulted, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Grand
Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a written plea of Not Guilty was entered on behalf of
the defendant by Attorney Gregory Cummings. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on May 15.
Sandy Massey: Charged with one count of Uttering a Forged Check, a written
plea of Not Guilty was filed on behalf of the defendant by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
March 16.,
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly cashed a check
from the account of Larry & Martha Hatfield of Eastpoint without their per-
mission in the amount of $70 at the Carrabelle IGA on December 5. 1997. The
Hatfields reported that the check had been stolen from their residence on
December 3.
David Ellis: Charged with one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, Lt. Michael Moore received a phone
call from a confidential informant on January 10 in reference.to a person
known as "Crazy Dave" who was allegedly attempting to sell his prescription
The defendant allegedly offered to trade three 100 mg of Darvocet and three
dollars to Sgt. James Watkins, who was working undercover, for some mari-
juana. Sgt. Watkins allegedly gave the defendant a small amount of marijuana
for the pills and the money. The defendant was later arrested by Lt. Mike Eller.
Ronald Lashley: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggra-
vated Battery. Judge Steinmeyer .continued the case for arraignment on March
16. Information has yet to be filed in this case. The defendant was represented
by Attorney Douglas Gaidry.
John Demetrius James: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Aggravated Battery. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on
March 16. Information has not yet been filed in this case. The defendant was
represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
According to the probable cause report, Apalachicola Police Officer Jim Wilburn
was dispatched to the Oasis Bar in Apalachicola on January 19 in concern to
a fight that had just occurred.
Victim Chip Bailey informed Officer Wilburn that he was jumped by Ronald
Lashley, Chris Buzbee and the defendant while he was in the restroom of the
bar. The defendant claimed that the alleged assailants began punching and
kicking him about the face, head, back and abdominal region and began re-
ferring to a recent incident that occurred at Charlie's Lounge 'n Eastpoint.
The defendant allegedly informed the assailants that they had him confused

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with someone else. However, they allegedly continued to beat the defendant.
Several witnesses reported that they observed the three individuals running
quickly from the restroom shortly before the defendant emerged covered in
blood. Mr. Bailey was later taken to Weems Memorial Hospital and treated for
a broken nose and hand as well as a laceration between his eyes and numer-
ous cuts and abrasions.
Michael Anderson: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Structure, the
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report. Apalachicola Police Officer Earl
Whitfield allegedly confronted the defendant at the corner of the Apalachicola
High School fence on January 19 at 2:00 a.m. The defendant allegedly showed
Officer Whitfield the contents of a bag that he was carrying. which included
candy and soft drinks.
Both Officer Whitfield and Officer Ron Whitehurst later went to the high school
to investigate a possible burglary. "The gym (at the high school) had been
burgled two prior days recently," Whitehurst reported. The officers discovered
that the defendant was in possession of the same type of candy sold at the
school's concession stand. They further observed that the school gym had
been burglarized.
Jack Hubbart: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggravated
Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pre-
trial on March 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly threatened
his wife (Margaret) with a revolver after she informed him that she wanted to
leave him. Ms. Hubbart informed officers that her five year old son had wit-
nessed the altercation. The child allegedly informed officers that his father
.unloaded the revolver and had allowed him to play with the weapon. Accord-
ing to the report, the defendant then reloaded the pistol and placed it above
the child's bunk. Lt. Robert Shiver confiscated the revolver for evidence, which
was loaded with six bullets.
Sonny Uptagraft: The defendant has been charged with one count of Bur-
glary of a Dwelling. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on
March 16. Information has- not yet been filed in this case.
According to the probable cause report. Deputy Robert Hogan with the Fran-
klin County Sheriffs Department was informed by James Yon (who was in-
carcerated at the local jail) on February 16 that the defendant had allegedly
entered his trailer without permission and stole property from the residence.
Mr. Yon was allegedly informed of this burglary by his ex-wife. Debbie Goodson.
She informed local authorities that residents Leroy Shiver and Tony Nowling
had observed Diane Yon and the defendant enter the trailer.
Ms. Goodson reported that a television, a Seminoles jacket, two camouflage
jumpers, a gold chain, a bottle of loose change, a kerosene heater and dishes
were missing from the trailer. The property's value was estimated at $900. Ms.
Goodson alleged that the defendant admitted to entering the trailer.
Both witnesses to the alleged burglary informed local authorities that they
witnessed the defendant enter the trailer in question and exit with various
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Court Report, Continued from Page 8
items. Only Mr. Nowling stated that he witnessed Ms. Yon enter and exit the
trailer. The defendant informed local authorities that Ms. Yon had asked him
to hel her get her own property from the trailer. Ms. Yon informed authorities
that the defendant had agreed to help get her property from the trailer. She
alleged that she had receipts for the property in question.
Harold "Buddy" Fredericks: The defendant had been charged with one count
of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Assistant State Attorney Ron
-Flury decided against prosecuting this case. According to his February 16
report of No Information, Flury noted that there was "probable cause to ar-
rest; however, facts insufficient to prove (the) case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Further, the victim has requested that (the) charges be dropped."
According to the probable cause report, the defendant was accused of alleg-
edl striking Michele Massey in the mouth with his fist and threatening her
with a pocket knife when she refused to leave an Eastpoint residence with him
on January 27. Ms. Massey informed officers that the defendant's pocket knife
cut her foot when she kicked at him in order to get him to leave.
Thomas Davy: The defendant has been charged with two counts of Posses-
sion of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia. Possession of Less Than 20 Grams of Marijuana and Driving with a
Suspended or Revoked Driver's License. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for pretrial for March 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Matt Ream.
According to the probable cause report. Lt. Michael Eller with the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department received information on January 31 that a gray
Ford Van had departed from the Plantation on St. George Island and that the
driver appeared to be intoxicated.
Lt. Eller reported that the driver of the vehicle swerved off the roadway twice
while driving on Gulf Beach Drive. Eller then activated his blue-lights in order
to stop the driver. The defendant allegedly continued to drive for one-half of a
mile until Craig Duval with the Florida Marine Patrol pulled in front of the
defendant and forced him off the road.
The defendant allegedly failed two road sobriety tests, which included a toe-
to-heel and leg balance test. The officers then requested to search the van for
illegal drugs and the defendant allegedly consented. The officers discovered a
small baggie containing less than 20 grams of marijuana and other controlled
substances including Percodan and Diazepam.
Stevie Beebie: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Sub-
stance and Possession of Less Than 20 Grams of Cannabis, the defendant
pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defen-
dant Guilty and sentenced him to 100 days in the Franklin County Jail with
credit for two days of time serve. He also sentenced the defendant to two years
of probation and ordered him to pay $255 for court costs and $100 to the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for lab fees. As a condition of
probation, the defendant will be screened, evaluated and counseled for sub-
stance abuse. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Matt Ream.
Charles Brown: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggra-
vated Battery, Aggravated Fleeing andeEluding, Resisting Arrest with and with-
out Violence, Driving with a Suspended Driver's License. Willful and Wanton
Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver,
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Less Than 20
Grams of Marijuand. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case manage-
ment on March 16 The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Matt Ream.
Tonya Brown: Charged with one count of Obtaining a Controlled Substance
by Fraud, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense oLObtaining or
Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud. Judge Steinmeyer
withheld adjudication and sentenced the defendant to 18 months of proba-
tion. As a condition of probation, the defendant will be screened, evaluated
and counseled for substance abuse if necessary. The defendant will also be
required to have no contact with Lanier Pharmacy. Judge Steinmeyer also
ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Charlie Cooper: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Substance.
the defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudi-
cated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 18 months in the Depart-
ment of Corrections with credit for 52 days of time served. He also reduced all
court costs to a civil judgment. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Matt Ream.
James Dalton: The defendant had been charged with one count of DUI, Driv-
ing with a Suspended or Revoked Driver's License and Possession of a Fire-
arm by a Convicted Felon. Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury decided against
prosecuting this case. In his February 12 report of No Information, Flury noted
"while there was probable cause to arrest based on computer checks, no writ-
ten documentation can be found to prove the defendant is a convicted felon."
The charges of DUI and Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License will be
transferred to the county court. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Matt Ream.
Willie Dasher: The defendant has beer charged with one count of Possession
of a Controlled Substance. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession




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of Less Than 20 Grams of Marijuana. He agreed to enter into a Preferred
Prosecution Agreement with the assistant state attorney's office. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Charles Dean: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggravated
Battery and Battery. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on April
22. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Danny Dillon: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial
on April 22. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt
Richard Edgecomb: The defendant has been charged with one count of Lewd
and Lascivious Assault or Act on a Child Under 16 Years of Age. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Howard Enfinger: Charged with two counts of Burglary of a Dwelling and one
count of Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure, the defendant pleaded No Con-
test to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and
sentenced him to 36 months in Department of Corrections. Judge Steinmeyer
reduced all court costs to a civil judgment. The defendant was repIesented by
Attorney William Porter, II.
Christopher Enloe: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand Theft and
Providing False Report to a Law Enforcement Officer, the defendant pleaded
No Contest to the offense of Grand Theft and Providing False Report to a Law
Enforcement Officer. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and
sentenced him to 22 months in the Wakulla County Jail with credit for 89
days of time served. Judge Steinmeyer also sentenced the defendant to five
years of probation and ordered him to pay $255 for court costs and $1900 in
restitution to the EZ Serve convenience store. As a condition of probation, the
defendant will be evaluated for substance abuse treatment. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Jermalne Fedd: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Substance,
the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser offense of Possession of Co-
caine. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him
to one year and one day in the Department of Corrections with credit for 60
days of time served. He also ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs
and $100 to the FDLE for lab fees. The defendant was represented by Attor-
ney Gordon Shuler.
Tilden Fichera: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
Arrest with Violence and Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer. Judge.
Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on February 18. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Terrah Haight: Charged with one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine, the
defendant pleaded No Contest to Possession of Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer
adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 30 days in the Frank-
lin County Jail with credit for one day of time served. Judge Steinmeyer also
sentenced the defendant to 18 months of probation and ordered her to pay
$255 for court costs. The defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon
Ronald Henderson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Ag-
gravated Fleeing and Eluding, Resisting Arrest without Violence and Reckless
Driving. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on March 18. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Arthur "Trigger" Hutchinson: The defendant was convicted by jury of one
count of Sale of a Controlled Substance on January 22. Attorney Barbara
Sanders' motion for a new trial was denied by Judge Steinmeyer. The defen-
dant was then adjudicated Guilty and sentenced to six months in the Frank-
lin County Jail with credit for 25 days of time served; he was also sentenced to
three years of probation and ordered to pay $255 for court costs and $100 to
the FDLE for lab fees.
Gerald Kent: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault on a Law En-
forcement Officer, the defendant entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agree-
ment with the office of the Assistant State Attorney. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Curtis Lake: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of a
Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case man-
agement on March 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Matt Ream.
Corlinda Lattimore: The defendant had been charged with one count of Sale
of a Controlled Substance. Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury agreed not to
prosecute this case. The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara
Michelle Massey: Charged with one count of Uttering a Forged Instrument.
Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Providing a False Report to a Law Enforce-
ment Officer, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on March 16. Information has not
yet been filed in this case. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Matt Ream.
Fred Reynolds: Charged with one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine with
Intent to Sell, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser offense of Pos-
session of Crack Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty
and sentenced him to 15 months in the Department of Corrections with credit
for 103 days of time served. Judge Steinmever reduced all court costs to a civil

Swing Music

At Trinity


By Sue Riddle Cronkite
Toes were tapping in a flow of
rhythm as big band music
bounced off the ceiling at sedate
Trinity Episcopal church in
Apalachicola on Sunday after-
noon Feb. 15. The Tallahassee
Swing Band brought back memo-
ries of a time long past to a crowd
which filled the sanctuary and
balcony of the historic church,
many standing. About 35 people
were turned away as they arrived
close to 4:00 p.m. when the con-
cert started.
Conductor Elliott Toole didn't
have to tell those gathered to hear
the swing and sway music that
the mission of the band is to pre-
serve the old dance tunes, now
classics. In the jargon of the big
band era, "the joint was jumping"
during the concert which didn't
last nearly long enough.
The concert began with a bounc-
ing rendition of Woodchopper's
Ball, followed by Jimmy Dorsey's
Contrasts, and the Erskine
Hawkins Tuxedo Junction. Toole
took great delight in showing off
the trombones, poking fun at a
mixup in pictures on the
Chronicle's Feb. 6 front page
which showed trombone players
with a saxophone cutline.
Other nostalgic tunes of the big
band era which were popular be-
fore and during World War II in-
.eluded Blue Tango, Moon River,
Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehaving,
Hoagy Carmichael's Skylark, Glen
Miller's In the Mood, Memory, and
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You.
It was not on the Apalachicola
program but a marvelous bouncy
rendition of Swanee River is on
the group's tape.
Koekje Dutton was vocalist for the
Tallahassee Swing's Apalachicola
appearance. In addition to Toole,
who also plays trombone, others
on the Swing tape and CD label,
include Jeff Drawbaugh, Chris
Turquinio, Jody Coogle, Tom
Longfellow, Bill Landing, Patrick
Hill, Carl Morse, Alan Nelson,
Michael McKenzie, John Ossi,
Tom Buchanan, Pat Cook, James
O. Seda, Phil Leamon, Sam
Adamns, Bobby Turner, Walter
Kellcher, Larry McCraw, Diana
Anderson, and Claudia Gross.
Those who wish to know more
about Tallahassee Swing may call
Hill at (850) 386-8116.


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judgment. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt
Chris Richards: Charged with one count of Attempted Manslaughter with a
Firearm, Third Degree Grand Theft. Criminal Mischief and Possession of a
Firearm by a Convicted Felon, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the of-
fenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to 60 months in the Department of Corrections with credit for time served.
The defendant will receive substance abuse treatment while incarcerated. Judge
Steinmeyer reduced all court costs to a civil judgment. The defendant was
represented by Attorney Waylon Graham.
Andre Rosier: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on March 18. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Tony Sadler: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of Cannabis with Intent to Sell. Possession of More Than 20 Grams of Can-
nabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on March 16. The defendant was represented by Attorney
John Eagen.
Charlene Simmons: The defendant has been charged with one count of Pos-
session of Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on March
16. The defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Samantha Stone: The defendant has been charged with two counts of Utter-
ing a Worthless Check Over $149. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on March 16: The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Matt Ream.
Ben Turrell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of a
Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on March
18. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Julian Vann: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of Crack
Cocaine and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer contin-
ued the case for case management on March 16. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Nathaniel White, Jr.: The defendant had been charged with one count of
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, Possession of Less
Than 20 Grants of Marijuana and Resisting Arrest without Violence. Assistant
State Attorney Ron Flury agreed not to prosecute this case. In his February
12 report of No Information, Flury noted that there was "probable cause to
arrest: fruits of (the) crime (were) subject to suppression." The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt .Ream.
Marchant Bunyon: Charged with VOP. the defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sen-
tenced him to one year and one day in the Department of Corrections with
credit for 90 days of time served. He also reduced all court costs to a civil
judgment. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt
Adolph Buzier, Jr.: Charged with VOP, the defendant was found to be viola-
tion of his probation. Judge Steinmeyer extended the defendant's probation
by one year and sentenced him to six months in the Franklin County Jail. As
a condition of probation, the defendant will be screened and counseled for
substance abuse. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Matt Ream.
Alvin Chamber: The defendant has been charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for a hearing on March 31. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Alphonso Coney: Charged with VOP, the defendant failed to appear for his
court hearing. Judge Steinmeyer issued a capias of arrest for the defendant
for failure to appear.
William Danford: Charged with VOP. the defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Eric Evans: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Vickie Flores: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant.was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Brenton Freeman: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Lucille Geter: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
James Jackson: Charged with VOP, the defendantentered a, denial to the
offense. JudgeSteinmeyer continued the.case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant PublicrDefender .Matt Ream.
Sean Madison: The defendant has been charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Allan Martin: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer granted a motion for pretrial release for the defen-
dant and continued the case for a hearing on April 20. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Clarence Stillings: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Mark Stringer: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on.March 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Mark Watson: The defendant has been charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Matt Ream.
Evelyn Williams: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on March 16. The
defendant was appointed the services of the public defender.
James Yon: Charged with VOP, a written denial was filed on behalf of the
defendant by Attorney Gordon Shuler. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for a hearing on March 16.

St. George Island United Methodist

Church Hosts Women's Retreat

By Mary Lou Short
On Friday, February 7, The St.
George Island United Methodist
Church held a one-day women's
retreat attended by over one hun-
dred women from the north
Florida area including some from
as far away as Ocala and Atlanta.
The guest speaker was Rev. Jan
McCray. She spoke on the "Joy of
Commitment" and also gave a
slide presentation on the Maasi
Tribe. Retreat committee coordi-
nator, Marsha Smith, was as-
sisted by 37 volunteer men and
women from the Franklin County
area. A delicious luncheon was
served by the men of the church,

and door prizes were donated by
19 business owners and friends.
Rev. McCray is an ordained min-
ister and is an evangelist, Bible
teacher and inspirational speaker.
She speaks throughout the U.S.
and abroad providing leadership
and preaching for women's con-
ferences, retreats, spiritual re-
newals, church revivals and camp
meetings. Rev. McCray preaches
the Gospel on secular radio in the
Tampa Bay area five days a week.
She goes on a regular basis to
Kenya, Africa to serve among the
Maasi tribe.
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the site board in Tallahassee, Florida and returned to Fort Sam Hous-
ton, Texas late in April.

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Old asphalt roads from Camp Gordon Johnston are still
visible on the land now owned by the St. Joe Corporation.
Volunteer organizers scouted possible tour routes for
visitors as planning for the camp reunion continues for
the weekend of March 13-15, 1998.
Excerpts From

A Narrative History of the

Amphibious Training Center

Camp Gordon Johnston

Part I
By Brigadier General Frank A. Keating, Commanding
General of the Amphibious Training Center

In April 1942, Colonel Keating was ordered from his position as
Chief of Staff in the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Sam Houston,
Texas, to Washington, D.C. on a mission which was, at the time,
unknown to him. After his arrival in Washington, D.C. Colonel
Keating was appointed the Commanding Officer of the soon-to-
be activated Amphibious Training Command, to be headquar-
tered at Camp Gordon Johnston. His narrative was classified
SECRET for years, then downgraded to RESTRICTED until fi-
nally declassified at the request of the Chronicle publisher, Tom
W. Hoffer in 1989. Only in recent days has the manuscript "surr
faced" in the Chronicle archives, and portions of the narrative
are excerpted here and in the following issue, in recognition of
the reunion scheduled in the Carrabelle area in mid-March, 1998.

In mid-April of 1942, while serving as Chief of Staff of the 2nd Infan-
try Division at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, I was dispatched on a "lend-
lease" basis as advisor to personnel of the Army Ground Forces who
were then working on plans for activation of several amphibious train-
ing commands within the continental limits of the United States. These
"all-Army" amphibious training units were to be located where shore-
to-shore amphibious training could be conducted. The training pre-
scribed was in preparation for a major operational plan then under
The four basic features specified for each training site were: (1) an
island well off shore (preferably about 10 miles out from favorable
landing beaches); (2) a large sheltered body of water for basic small
boat training convenient to a camp or bivouac; (3) a coastal strip
approximately 20 miles long with a maximum number of good land-,
ing beaches (each beach to be about one mile in length); and (4) suit-
able terrain adjacent to the beaches (hinterland) to a depth of ap-
proximately 8 to 10 miles for training troops in the establishment of a
divisional beachhead.-
The original plan was to select a site in which the troops undergoing
training could bivouac and which would consume the least amount
of lost time in moving them to and from the embarkation areas for
training. The permanent training tinit, however, was to be adequately
housed. The oral Army Ground Forces directive provided that the off-
shore island had to be large enough to accommodate at least a regi-
mental combat team. and had to be usable for embarking troops into
landing craft directly from beaches or piers. Much consideration was
also given to selecting amphibious training sites in the South due to
expected winter training requirements.
It was also ordered that training of divisional units begin by no later
than July 1st. The Army Engineers, due to their broad experience in
river and harbor work, were consulted and proposed several likely
places in Florida and Mississippi. The general consensus of opinion
of all concerned leaned toward the selection of a site in Florida, or on
the Gulf Coast, since the Atlantic Seaboard was considered too dan-
gerous due to the then prevalent submarine menace-notwithstand-
ing that it offered the best prospects for the desired site, plus highly
desirable conditions of rough and calm water.
During these early meetings in Headquarters Army Ground Forces,
and in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, I was privileged to attend
conferences held in the Munitions Building at which the representa-
tives of Lord Louis Mountbatten's staff and the air, ground and ser-
vice forces of our Army were represented and during which they dis-
cussed a highly secret invasion plan and amphibious training in
My initial trip to Washington was chiefly in an advisory capacity on
matters pertaining to the desirable features and equipment for the
proposed camps, plus preparation of a tentative training program.
Most of my business was accomplished through General Clark (Deputy
Chief of Staff, Army Ground Forces); Colonel Williams of the Special
Projects Branch, Army Ground Forces; Colonel Christiansen of the
Engineer Office, Army Ground Forces; and certain officers in the Of-
fice of the Chief of Engineers.
I returned to Fort Sam Houston after one weeks absence and, within
48 hours thereafter, was directed to proceed by commercial aircraft
to Fort Meyers, Florida, and join an Army amphibious training site
board composed of members of the Army Ground Forces and War
Department. The board traveled by Army aircraft, motor car, and
motorboat and visited a number of sites in the vicinity of Fort Meyers,
Everglades, Venice, and Carrabelle, Florida. Consideration was also
given to other sites in Florida and near Biloxi, Mississippi, but they
were not visited. Carrabelle, Florida met the greatest number of the
four requirements for a training site but its general geographical fac-
tors, depth of water in St. George's Sound, expected conditions of
surf, limited favorable landing beaches, and questionable health con-
ditions, created many complex questions. The hinterland in the vi-
cinity of Carrabelle was also very poor for training since it was more
in the nature of a jungle than the type of terrain desired. However,
when compared to other available places, it was accepted as being
the best potential site notwithstanding that I voted against it. I left

By May 1st a tentative decision was made by the War Departmett to
build a camp at Carrabelle, Florida and to set up temporary facilities
any place along the Atlantic Seaboard or Gulf Coast pending comple-
tion of the camp where training could begin July 1st. I was again
summoned to Washington and made several trips by Army aircraft,
accompanied by Colonel Henderson of the Army Ground Forces, to
New River, North Carolina, where I discussed amphibious training in
general with General Vandergrift of the 1st Marine Division and in-
spected the training facilities of that area. Also, accompanied by of-
ficers from Washington, and from the office of the District Engineer
in Boston, Massachusetts, I looked over a proposed site on Waquoit
Bay, just south of Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.
My initial recommendations to General Clark were for the War De-
partment to make every effort to take over the New River facilities of
the Marine Corps after they sailed on June 1st since this camp was
complete in every detail. In the event this could not be accomplished
it was proposed that we acquire a bivouac site adjacent to Waquoit
Bay, Massachusetts, and train one regimental combat team at a time
in that area while the rest of the reinforced division remained at Camp
Edwards. When approached, the Marine Corps would not agree to
the Army using the New River training area and Waquoit Bay became
a very likely site.
While these recommendations were being considered, I proceeded on
an aerial reconnaissance by direction of General Clark and covered
the triangle Washington, D.C.-Virginia Beach, Virginia-Barnegat
Light, New Jersey, and reported unfavorable on that area due to con-
gestion, submarines, harbors, etc.
The final decision to build a permanent camp at Carrabelle, Florida,
and complete it by September 15th, and develop a temporary bivouac
in the vicinity of Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts by July 1st, and termi-
nate training in the Cape Cod area by November 1st, was finally de-
cided upon by Army Ground Forces and the recommendation made
to the War Department some time between the first and fifteenth of
May 1942. I was transferred on June 3rd to temporary duty in Head-
quarters Army Ground Forces with a view to later assignment as
Commander of the Amphibious Training Command at Camp Edwards,
Publisher's Narrative
By this time, Colonel Keating had his orders. Lt. General McNair is-
sued a general directive to Colonel Keating date June 12, 1942, which
outlined his assignment as new Commanding Officer of the Amphibi-
ous Training Command at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. The gen-
eral plan was to establish three Amphibious Training Centers, (1)
Camp Edwards, Massachusetts; (2) Carrabelle, Florida and (3) Fort
Lewis, Washington. "... for the rotation of divisions in shore-to-shore
training..." General McNair reiterated to Keating that the purpose of
the training commands was to produce.divisions ready for combat in
shore-to-shore operations. He continued, "... The chief element of the
training is to accustom (sic) army personnel to landing craft and to
teach the technique of embarking and debarking personnel and equip-
ment. Training should embrace the duties of the divisional and lower
commanders and staffs in the entire chronological sequence of this
operation, i.e. the preparation for embarkation, the embarkation, the
crossing, the assault of the beaches and subsequent operations in-
land. A course of instruction in over-water "Commando" raids also
will be included. Means permitting, the divisional training period
should terminate with a full scale division maneuver, supported by
McNair ordered Colonel Keating to Camp Edwards for preparations
of his organization for instruction and administration staffs, a dem-
onstration battalion, and the preparation of training aides and litera-
ture. By July 15, 1942, elements of the 45th Engineer Amphibious
Command would be ordered to Camp Edwards. Reflecting the shal-
low state of knowledge and technique with such amphibious opera-
tions, Colonel Keating was advised to use current text books only as
a general guide. "... it is desired that you proceed with the necessary
revision and elaboration based upon the information which will flow
to you from Great Britain and which you will gain by practical expe-
rience. It is desired that you record tactical doctrine of shore-to-shore
operations, as it applies to a division and is necessary background
for training, based upon the data furnished you from abroad and
from this headquarters and submit it through this headquarters for
War Department approval. It is intended to leave you wide discretion
in the development of detailed tactics and techniques, subject to rea-
sonable coordination with the British...
... 6. Tentative training literature upon which to base initial
training will be forwarded to you within a few days. Using
these tentative texts as a guide, it is desired that you proceed
with the necessary revision and elaboration based upon the
information which will flow to you from Great Britain and
which you will gain by practical experience. It is desired that
you record tactical doctrine of shore-to-shore operations, as
it applies to a division and is a necessary background for
training, based upon the 'data furnished you from abroad
and from this headquarters and submit it thru this head-
quarters for War Department approval. It is intended to leave
you wide discretion in the development of detailed tactics
and technique, subject to reasonable coordination with the
British and desired that you furnish information copies of
your literature to this headquarters.
7. You are familiar with the responsibilities for furnishing
landing craft, boat units and shore party units allotted to the
Services of Supply, with the arrangements for exchange of
officers, with the procedure in regard to training aides and
with the action in process to secure equipment for your com-
mand by the most expeditious means.
8. You will plan to proceed to Carrabelle with a portion of
your staff and a demonstration unit at such a time as the
situation in regard to construction and training craft indi-
cates. Direct communication with those concerned to gain
information as to progress at Carrabelle is authorized. You
should give early thought to the formation of a second dem-
onstration battalion for the station.

To be continued in the next issue of the
Chronicle, March 6, 1998.

New Face



By Rene Topping
Lanark Villagers will find a new
face at the Lanark Village Water
and Sewer Office. At the regular
monthly meeting held on Janu-
ary 17; the commissioners re-
viewed the eight applications and
followed Office Manager Janet
Dorrier's recommendation of
ChristineAnneSmith. Ms. Dorrier
wished to reduce her hours to 30
hours per week and Ms. Smith
will take up the slack working 20
hours per week.
The meeting was sparsely at-
tended and mainly was concerned
with daily items. However, Field
Commissioner Greg Yancey told
the two other commissioners that
he had investigated the overtime
hours the two employees had put
in. Yancey said he found that
much of the hours were spent at
times when sending one man
might drastically endanger the
safety of the men. In particular
when they are working where
there could he a chlorine leak.
Finance "commissioner Jeanette
Pedder gave the financial report
for the month showing again that
the income exceeded the expenses
and $4,181.62 was transferred to
the reserve funds.

Franklin Residents welcome
at CGJA Reunion, Continued
from Page 1
Sunday, March 15, 8 to 10 a.m.,
Buffet Breakfast at Chillas Hall in
Lanark Village by Lanark Village
Association. This is open to the.
public if there is space for $5.50
per person.
Sunday from 4 until 5 p.m., Fare-
well Barbecue at American Legion
Hall by American Legion Post 82.
The event is open to the public
for $10 per person. All area resi-
dents are urged to attend.
Interested persons may phone
697-3246 or 697-2787 for assis-
tance. Please call afternoon and
evenings. You may mail your res-
ervation requests and check to
CGJA, P.O. Box 1334, Carrabelle,
Florida 32322.
This will be the third annual re-
union sponsored by CGJA. The
veterans and families who attend
will come from all over the nation.
Camp Gordon Johnston was the
i first amphibious training center
of its time, existing 1942 to 1946 .
The camp extended for 21 miles
along the Gulf of Mexico from Al-
ligator Point to Carrabelle Beach
and included Dog Island and St.
George Island. According to U.S.
Army documents, the camp pro-
duced "the most versatile wea-
pon of WWII-the amphibious

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Dr. Seuss
A Birthday/Slumber Party will be
held on March 2 from 6:00-7:00
p.m. at Chapman Elementary
School in Apalachicola in honor
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ture readings from the works of
Dr. Seuss by 15 storytellers. Some
of those storytellers will include
Superintendent Brenda Galloway,
County Judge Van Russell, Sher-
iff Bruce 'Varnes and Juvenile
Justice Council Chairperson
Sandra Lee Johnson. The event
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DARE Program Ceremony


Former Sheriff Warren Roddenberry (L) addresses students
from the Dare Program in Carrabelle.

23 students from the sixth grade participated in the Franklin County
DARE Program's graduation ceremony on February 16 at Carrabelle
High School.
Sheriff Bruce Varnes informed members in attendance that the stu-
dents were required to complete a 17 hour training course which
included stress tests, written essays and a lot homework before they
could graduate from the DARE Program.
Former Sheriff Warren Roddenberry informed the DARE Program
graduates that they were making history at their event. He explained
that they were the first class in the state to.graduate under the tute-
lage of an elected sheriff. "He (Varnes) is such a dedicated person,"
said Roddenberry, "and I just want you to know that you have a gem
of a sheriff."
Roddenberry informed children that prevention of drug use was im-
portant. He said that very few individuals quit once they get started,
even those who have been arrested. "I couldn't think of one person
who quit using drugs," he said, "because of the actions that I was
taking by putting drug dealers in jail."
"We need to keep young people from starting (drug use)," continued
Roddenberry, "Once you begin...it's got you. This is why the DARE
Program is so important. It's so important that.we get the message to
these youngsters before they ever start. It's devastating to our com-
munity and our whole country." He asked the children, "how bad do
you want to be drug free?"
Superintendent of Schools Brenda Galloway informed the students
that drugs have a tendency to create a false illusion for the user and
can be very overwhelming at times. "An illusion is something that
you think you see and you think you know it's true,".explained Gallo-
way, "but maybe it's really not. And that's what drugs do to you. They
create an illusion. They make you think you're big. They make you
think you're cool." She encouraged children to use the "strongest word
in the English language" when it came drug use. That word, she ex-
plained, was "NO."
Chairperson Will Kendrick with the Franklin County School Board
extended his support and gratitude on behalf of the board to the
children graduating and those attending the event. Mr. Kendrick also
recognized Sheriff Varnes for his work with the DARE Program. "He
(Varnes) has always been a person to look up to," said Kendrick, "he
has always been able to talk to the kids."
Sheriff Varnes then announced that Sabrina Evans was the DARE
Program essay contest winner. The essays, Varnes explained, were
judged by all of the program members. "We decide as a team," he
said, "because that's what we are." Sabrina then read her prize win-
ning essay. "I've learned that drugs are very harmful to your body,"
said Sabrina, "they're very easy to get addicted to and they can ruin
your life." She continued, "It's important to stay drug-free because it
is very dangerous to stay on drugs. And there are a lot of people who
can help you if you are addicted to drugs." Sabrina then thanked
Sheriff Varnes for teaching students of the DARE Program to say no
to drugs.
A large group of students from the DARE Program then performed
three skits entitled, Jessica's Problems, Pressure and ABC. The skits
were dramatic reenactments of real life situations dealing with drug
use and peer pressure. The skits also focused on the alternatives to
drug use.
At Chapman Elementary School, 52 students graduated from the
DARE Program. And 32 students graduated from the program at
Brown Elementary School.



1997 Realtor of the Year
o r The Realtor Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties
honored Mason for his outstanding service to the Association and his
We at CENTURY 21 Collins Realty, Inc. commend Mason for
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Chili Cookoff preparations, Continued from Page 1
sure you have plenty ol gas. There is one till-up point, at Sumatra,
about midway between 1-losford and Eastpoint.

Auction items are always welcomed, along with smaller offerings for
the "County Store." Call for pickup if'in Franklin County at 850-927-
2753. For donations outside, call the same number.

Crock Pot Chili
Home cookers can ply their skills in competition with their neighbors
by entering the Crock Pot Chili competition during the Charity Chili
Cookoff. As the poster exclaims "Anything goes!!" Prepare your recipe
at home and bring a minimum of one gallon in your crock pot to the
judging site. I.C.S. rules do NOT apply to this competition.
Crock pots with chili must be on site by 11:15 a.m. Judging begins
by 12:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third
places. Then, all chili will be offered for sale to the public with pro-
ceeds going to the Charity Chili Cookoff. Sample bowls will cost $2.00
donation. There is an entry fee.
For more information, please call Chris Healy, Chief Judge and Coor-
dinator, 850-927-2926. Or mail your entry to Post Office Box 637,
Eastpoint, Fl. 32328.

Prize-Winning Cookers
Two prize-winning Chili Cookers will be attending this year's contest.
The 1997 World Champion Stephen Falkowski (New York) with his
wife Audrey cannot compete in the 1998 competition but he will be
on the grounds reviewing the festivities. This year, he has to defend
his title. The winner of the St. George Chili Cookoff goes to the Na-
tionals for additional competition among other regional winners.
The second prize-winning cooker will be Georgia Weller, also a World
Champion, who will be competing in this year's Cookoff. She features
Southern Chili Georgia Style. In 1996, Georgia won the local compe-
tition and went to the Nationals to win her World championship.

Planning Continues
President Harry Arnold reviews the proposed locations of various con-
cessions including the famous auction tent as one of the coordina-
tors of the food booths, Ollie Gunn, discusses a key point. The main
features of the day is, of course, chili, in dozens of varieties. But there
are many other food offerings, including baked goods, chicken and
dumplings by Henry and Nell Spratt, the distinguished chili offering
by the "mad-hatter" Dominic Baragona, hot dogs marshalled by Roy
Hoffman et al. soft drinks and other beverages.

Other Events
The big tent is the site of the auction, this year featuring a 35+ foot
boat, a school bus, and hundreds of other items, beginning at 11
a.m. There are always surprises and lots of laughs; often some celeb-
rities. In previous years, music and TV stars made brief appearances.
Sometimes, some helpless soul volunteers to have his head shaved
for a bunch of money, usually $1,000. All of these efforts go to buy
training time, and First Responder equipment and fire engines used
to maintain a high level of fire protection for St. George Island, and
nearby communities such as Eastpoint, and Apalachicola and
The high level of volunteers participating in' all phases of this fun and
fund-raising day is a marvel, seldom seen in this day. Out of this, a
strong sense of community is maintained and exploited for simple
public interest without one whit of help from "government", except
the Municipal Service Benefit Unit tax which came along long after
the Cookoff bought their first fire engine. -

ARPC, Continued from
Page 4
The Amendments
The proposed amendments to six cur-
rent policies involve the following:
a. Limit increases in residential den-
sities over that already allowed in lo-
cal comprehensive plans or regula-

b. Reduce public expenditures for de-
velopment on barrier islands, beach
and dune systems, or in CHHA that
would increase public risk:
c. Limit increases in commercial and
residential densities over that already
allowed in local comprehensive plans
designated as 100 year floodplain in
order to reduce state subsidization of
such development;

d. Reduce the amount of public ex-
penditures for development in areas
designated as 100 year floodplain that
would increase public risk:
e. All new buildings and additions in
a 100 year flood zone should be el-
evated and designed consistent with
the standards ofthe Community Rat-
ing System of the National Flood In-
surance Program so damage from
flooding will be minimal:
f. Locate development in areas
planned for centralized wastewater
treatment facilities or areas suitable
for septic tanks and prevent' additional
septic tanks over that already allowed
in local comprehensive plans in ar-
eas designated as 100-year floodplain.
In the amendments passed by the
Council, no distinction was to be made
between commercial and residential
areas. There are to be limitations
placed on densities over that already
allowed in local comprehensive plans
on barrier islands, beach and dune
systems or CHHA or in areas desig-
nated at 100-year floodplain.
The review of the nine counties within
the ARPC zone (Jackson. Gadsden.
Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Liberty;
Calhoun, Gulf and Franklin counties)
would insure uniformity in those ar-
eas containing the 100-year floodplain
and the CHHA.
The floodplain is defined as the area
of 100-year flood as determined by the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency maps. The Coastal High Haz-
ard Area (CHHA) is the Category I
storm zone area. Within the Apalachee
Region, the CHHA exists only along
the coasts of Franklin, Gulf. Wakulla.
and to a limited extent. Jefferson

Reappointed chairperson. Manny
Joanos. expressed concern that such
limitations approved by the Council
might place too great of a limitation
of local planning and development but
the margin of approval had only 5 dis-
'senting votes. While the Council's re-
view opinions are advisory to higher
authority, their review can send back
comprehensive plan amendments.
grant requests and other subjects for
eventual conformance with ARPC poli-

One example of the application of the
new policies was contained in the re-
cent rezoning of ten acres owned by
County Planner Alan Pearce and
Freida White. At a recent county com-
mission meeting, their application to
subdivide two five-acre tracts outside
of Eastpoint into one acre lots was
approved by the Board of County
Commissioners. Under the new poli-
cies adopted by the ARPC. this would
not likely have been approved as such
subdivision occurred in a floodplain.
and could be argued to affect water
quality. However, according to plan-
ner Mike Donovan of the ARPC. the
ARPC does not review or comment on
land use changes such as this one as
the change fell under the category
"small scale" exceptions, generally in-
volving ten acres or less.


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