Title: Franklin chronicle
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Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: October 5, 2001
Copyright Date: 2001
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Four Mile-Long Strip On The Gulf

County Moves To Dismiss Complaint

Claiming Beach Front On St. George


Plaintiff Alexis Marketing Com-
pany, Inc., of Jacksonville,
Florida, on September 10th filed
litigation in Franklin County, 2nd
Judicial Circuit, asking for a de-
claratory judgment as to its rights
to beachfront property on St.
George Island after the company
purchased the land from St.
George Island, Ltd. in February
On September 26th, County At-
torney Al Shuler filed a motion to
dismiss the complaint, stating
that the relief demanded by Alexis
Marketing Co, Inc., would deny
property owners in St. George Is-
land Gulf Beaches Units 1,2,3,4
and 5 access to the areas marked
"Beach" on the plats of Units 1,2
and 3.
"All the said plats contain
walkways and easements for
access to the beach, includ-
ing access through the street
ends and cul-de-sacs claimed
by Plaintiff."
Moreover, the motion to dismiss
'"The rights of all owners in
the subdivisions will be sub-
stantially affected by the
judgements and order of the
Court in this action."

Thus, Mr. Shuler.. arLIiud this.
action'should be dismslsed for
failure to join indispensable par-
Plaintiff only addresses Franklin
: County in the proposed litigation,
not the numerous property own-
ers to be affected by anyjudgment
from the Court.
In Counts III and IV of the litiga-
tion complaint, Franklin County
also moved to dismiss the action
because the exhibits to the Com-
plaint that "the conveyances by
which Plaintiff claims exceptions
from and do not convey to Plain-
tiff any property within any plat-
ted subdivision nor any property
"dedicated to Franklin County."
Thus, in the opinion of Franklin
County, the Complaint fails to
state a cause of action as to
Counts III and IV. The county
asks for the dismissal of the liti-
gation with prejudice.
In his report to the Board of
County Commissioners, Attorney
Shuler said he had contacted sev-
eral St. George Island property
owners and discussed the possi-
bility of intervening in the litiga-
tion. An answer is expected to be
filed soon.

Franklin Schools Borrow Money

Against Taxes

By Sue Cronkite
A $1 million line of credit at
Apalachicola State Bank was
okayed by the Franklin County
School Board at a special meet-
ing September 26, with money to
be repaid during the current year
by expected ad valorem tax rev-
enues. On a majority vote for the
resolution offered by Terry St. Cyr,
treasurer, Board Chairman
Jimmy Gander asked that the
record show that he abstained
upon advice of attorney.
The School Board also approved
the Apalachicola Bay Charter
School capital outlay plan for
$32,000 to be used for legal and
architectural fees for a permanent
site, lease of current facility, class-
room furniture and equipment,
accelerated reader and math pro-
grams, and eight computers. The
amount needed for capital outlay
listed on the plan totaled $38,500.
School Board Member Katie
McKnight questioned whether the
money for the charter school was
being taken from public schools
and was told by St. Cyr that the
money was authorized by the
State Board of Education and is
in addition to what the school dis-
trict gets. "It's a separate alloca-
tion or charter schools,".said St.
Cyr. "They don't necessarily get
what they ask for, the allocations
are spread among all the charter
schools in the state.

Board Member David Hinton said
board members need information
about what is going on in the
schools. "We're talking about
drugs and alcohol now," he said.
He asked that some system be
devised so that board members
could know of expulsion hearings
before they take place. "I would
like to know within 24 hours," he
said. "When parents call I would
at least have some knowledge of
what's going on."
"We have a fine line concerning a
child coming before the school
board," said Chairman Gander.
"We don't need to act as judge and
jury, but that doesn't mean we
couldn't receive information."
Member McKnight said some no-
tice had been given in the past,
which didn't go into detail. School
Supt. Jo Ann Gander and Board
Attorney Barbara Sanders ex-
plained the law concerning disclo-
sure of disciplinary action. It was
agreed that notice of disciplinary
referral on Class 4 offences would
be worked out.
Supt. Gander said there is a
shortage of bus drivers and asked
for emergency permission for par-
ents to drive students to a girl's
varsity basketball game in Bristol.
It was approved on a one-time
Chairman Gander said he has not
Continued on Page 9

Franklin Fire Fighters .. 2
Editorial & Commentary3
FranklinuBriefs -......;.. 4
Franklin Promotions Past
& Present ................... 4
Hymn Masters ............. 5
Constitutional Officers
Salaries ....................... 5

Mary Lou Short Talk on
Cuba ........................... 6
TIhthouse ................. 6
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Kendrick at Civic Club 7
Shellfish Harvesting .... 7
FCAN ......................8....
Franklin Bulletin Board 9
Bookshop ................. 10

Musical Review At The Dixie

Theatre October 13th

The Wakulla Community Theatre
will return to Apalachicola's Dixie
Theatre, Saturday, October 13th
at 8 p.m. to perform By Request,
a musical review that features
some of Broadway's most famous
show tunes.
By Request, arranged by WCT
Director and pianist Reba Mason,
first performed June 2 in the his-
toric Sopchoppy Auditorium, fea-
tures such show stopper songs as
Hello, Dolly!; Luck Be A Lady, I
Love You (a bushel and a peck);
Oh! What A beautiful Morning;
Younger Than Spring Time and
Bali Hai; If Ever I would Leave
You; I Could Have Danced All
Night, Get Me To The Church On
Time and On The Street Where
You Live, Hey There!; Brush Up
Your Shakespeare, So In Love and
Too Damn Hot! from the Broad-
way revival of Kiss Me, Kate! per-
formed by the WCT at the Dixie
Theatre in April this year.
Most of the songs will be per-
formed by the original characters
of the shows produced by the

WCT during its first ten (10) years,
according to Director Mason.
"This is our anniversary year and
it has been my special privilege
to direct every show during this
time", Mason said, "Our first 'big'
Broadway musical, Hello Dolly!
was performed in 1992 after mu-
sical reviews Jubilee '91 and The
fabulous fifties. 'Dolly' was fol-
lowed by Guys & Dolls, Okla-
homa, South Pacific, Camelot, My
Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, The
Pajama Game and Kiss Me, Kate.
All these shows featured songs
that were at the time big hits and
remain popular with audiences
today. It is such a pleasure for our
troupe to be invited back to the
Dixie to perform By Request! We
are looking forward to it with great
anticipation!" Mason exclaimed.
All tickets are $10 and may be
purchased at the door. For more
information about By Request
and other upcoming events at the
Dixie Theatre, call the theatre box
office at 653-3200.

Salaries Of County Constitutional Officers

And Elected District School Officials For

Fiscal Year 2000-01

By Tom Campbell
State law determines the compen-
sation of all county constitutional
officers and elected school offi-
cials, as sanctioned by the Con-
stitution of 1885. It has been
maintained in Article II, Section
5. Florida Constitution, since the
1968 revision, and sets the sala-
ries for all county constitutional
officers and elected district school
Included are those county offic-
ers named in the chapter itself,
specifically: members of the board
of county commissioners, clerk of
circuit court, county comptroller,
sheriff, supervisor of elections,
property appraiser, tax collector,
district school board members,
and elected superintendent of
schools. The salary provisions are
not applicable to an appointed
superintendent of schools.
In expressing its intent, the Leg-
islature determined that a uni-
form, rather than arbitrary and
discriminatory, salary law was

needed to replace the haphazard,
preferential, inequitable, and
probably unconstitutional local
law method of paying elected
county officers.
The Florida Legislative Commit-
tee on Intergovernmental Rela-
tions makes the decisions and
prints the Finalized Salaries. In
the accompanying charts are
shown the Finalized Salaries of
County Constitutional Officers
and Elected District School Offi-
cials, including Franklin County,
as well as some neighboring coun-
Franklin County salaries include:
Tax Collector $79,152
Clerk of Circuit Court 79,152
Comptroller 79,152
Property Appraiser 79,152
Supervisor of Elections 64,612
Sheriff 86,666
County Commissioners 21,753
Elected Superintendent
of Schools 79,152
School Board Members 20,950

Salaries of selected counties con-
stitutional officers are printed on
Page 5.

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Slated To

"Restore Water


By Tom Campbell
The Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) held a Water-
shed Management meeting at the
Research Reserve meeting center
in Apalachicola on September 19.
Eric Livingston, Chief, DEP Bu-
reau of Watershed Management,
was in charge and fielded ques-
tions, many of them from Bill
Hartley of River Keeper.
Livingston said that "water is the
lifeblood of Florida and ... we must
be good stewards." One of the
most important ways to approach
the task is to reduce the
stormwater volume.
Livingston spoke of the Apalachi-
cola River and Bay as "one of the
most ecologically diverse and sig-
nificant natural areas in the
Southeastern United States." He
said that Florida was the "first
state in the country to require a
state stormwater rule ... back in
He also stated "there are some
waters that can't be drunk ...
some that you can't even swim
The Florida waters are classified
in five categories: 1. drinking, 2.
shellfish, 3. fishable/swimmable,
4. canal, and 5. industrial river.
He explained that water restora-
tion began in Florida back in
According to Livingston, there are
"52 major watersheds in Florida."
He explained that sewage plants
are one of the big problems threat-
ening water quality.
Regarding storm water treatment,
he said it is possible to receive
some "great money" through
grants for storm water treatment.
Objectives of storm water treat-
ment are: to reduce the volume,
to find ways to re-use stormwater,
and finally, to find ways of reduc-
ing pollutants.
As a part of a larger project, the
Florida DEP is cataloging the
states ecological restoration ac-
tivities with emphasis on compil-
ing information about the pro-
jected benefits the restoration will
give to the state's wetland and
water resources.
In conjunction with this inventory
and funding, the Wetland Protec-
tion grant program will also pro-
vide communities with a "resto-
ration planning document that
integrates wetland restoration
goal and objectives with current
and future funding sources for fi-
nancing restoration projects and
alternative incentives for the pub-
lic and private sector to manage
lands compatible with defined res-
toration goals."
Those interested in planning res-
toration projects in their wet-
lands/watersheds can go to the
Internet to query information al-
ready compiled. These sources
may be reviewed and downloaded.
For additional information or to
submit information to be included
in the Florida Ecological Restora-
tion Inventory (FERI) contact
Kathleen Swanson, Project Man-
ager at 850-921-9897.

By Eunice Hartmann
If you buy a St. George Island
Quilters raffle ticket you may win
one or the most beautiful original
quilts available in America. These
non-traditional quilters ardently
began their yearly task by select-
ing a theme, buyingjust the right
fabric and creating their unique
one of a kind quilts. This year's
theme of St. George Island's wild
or commonly found flowers pro-
vides a garden of possibilities.
Each quilter selects a square and
then lets her imagination go free.
Shirley Adams choose to recreate
a Hibiscus from wonderful shades
of rose, yellow and pink fabrics
giving the blossom a three dimen-
sional aspect. Vilma Baragona,
always favors the Yaupon finding
its irregular growth pattern chal-
lenging and the red berries a per-
fect accent. One square that was
not always friendly toward the
quilters was the Thistle. A beau-
tiful design taken from a wild
flower book required Franny
Beman, Lois Servon and Audrey
Kruger's multiple talents to con-
quer the prickly leaves, stem and
magnificent blossom. The golden-
rod that now blooms in so many
yards spreading yellow sunshine
in fall was interpreted in many,
many intricate stitches by Jane
Cook. Lydia Countryman was ini-
tiated into the quilters when she
volunteered to do a square illus-
trating the Coral Bean. This bright
red stem flower blooms in May
near where the eagles nest each
Tickseed is a yellow daisy like
flower found all over and blooms
in the spring. Vilma Baragona and
Eunice Hartmann cooperated on
this square. Three blossoming
Spanish Bayonets were delicately
sewn by Jane Davis. Using fabric
and hand embroidery she created
a square with lovely simplicity and
beauty. What would the south be
without Magnolias? Admittedly
they are more common on the
mainland but we do have them
growing on the Island. Jeanne
Crozier and Lorraine Knight ben-
efited from each others skills to
create magnolia blossoms so real
you can almost smell their
A plant often not recognized by
visitors to the Island is the wild
Rosemary. Ruth Guernsey em-
broidered a magnificent interpre-
tation of wild Rosemary in a quilt
square. Louise Hejnosz created a
great branch of Oleander for her
square. The Prickley Pear cactus
is often ignored unless you step
on one. In contrast to the spikes,
the blossom is a delicate soft yel-
low which leaves a reddish fruit
when it drops off. Sue Shadel and
Lola Saegar combined efforts for
this square. Only Jean Lively
could have interpreted the Blaz-
ing Star so beautifully. As always
her hand work is exquisite. The
Beach Morning Glory surprises
unsuspecting beach walkers in
the spring as it blooms on the
sand. Helen Marsh spent many an
hour creating a square that truly
demonstrated the Beach Morning
Glory's beauty. So many wild flow-
ers have names which do not do
them justice. One is the Spider-
wort or Cow Slobber, a small
flower with variegated leafs that
may be pink, purple, blue or rose-
purple. Glen Siler took pleasure
in creating a square of Spiderwort
plants for the quilt.
All of these lovely and innovative
squares surround a centerpiece
illustrating a Century Plant. This
cactus is said to bloom once ev-

Continued on Page 9

Inside This Issue

10 Pages

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Seven Fire Departments on duty 24 hours a day. Over 100 fire fighters ready to
respond to any emergency. Professionals trained to save your life and property.

In an emergency when calling 911 the Sheriff's Department dispatcher, the closest fire department, a ,i
deputy and/or an ambulance. Each fire fighter, who are your neighbors, receives the call no matter
where they are located and arrives within five minutes to the location of your emergency.

Your fire fighters are trained for and respond to all types of emergencies: evacuations, car crashes, lost
boaters and swimmers, wandering infants, skydivers, hikers, forest fires, boat fires, bon fires, airplane
fires and crashes; if it's an emergency in Franklin County you will always find a fire fighter on the
Boundary to boundary Franklin County is over 60 miles long served by two ambulances. The Ameri- @
can Heart Association recommends Advanced Cardiac Life Support measures begin within five min-
utes or less of an Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) for the best chance of survival, mainly
early defibrillation (shock). Franklin County Fire Departments pride themselves on response times of
five minutes or less and carry AED's (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) enabling them to administer
early defibrillation in the best time frame for survival. Franklin County Fire Departments enable all
facets of emergency service to arrive on location within five minutes in all of Franklin County.

| /i | Franklin County terrain includes beaches, soft sand and areas not easily accessible by vehicles.
.i I Franklin County Fire Departments employ fhe means to access all of Franklin County.

All Franklin County Fire Departments are funded through the MSBU. The Municipal Service Benefit ,
;i ;i :::% Unit is collected to provide Franklin County with fire and rescue services. ;: |

; | Your $28.00 per year MSBU which is paid by each individual household goes directly to your indi-
vidual fire department and can only be used for fire protection and rescue services. $28.00 per year
ensures your emergency response and help, be it a fire or medical emergency, within five minutes of | '
your call for help. That's 7.6 cents per day. Additionally, your $28.00 per year MSBU fee enables

your fire department to lower your homeowner's insurance an average of $300.00 per year. That's
over a $10.00 return for every dollar spent paying your MSBU.

United We Stand
Franklin County United Fire Fighters Association

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Letter Of Apology From Sherman Wilhelm, Director Of

The Division Of Arquiaculture, Florida DepartmeinL Of

Agriculture And Consumer Services

h Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
CHARLES H. BRONSON, Commissioner
The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800

Dear Franklin County Citizens:

During the past few months, you may have read or heard various things
concerning me and the seafood industry. I want to assure you that I support, as I always
have, the seafood industry in Florida.

I have personally apologized to Commissioners Creamer and Sanders for the
extremely poor judgment I displayed at the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC)
gelieral session in not recognizing them to speak. I also want to publicly apologize to each of
you for any harm I may have caused. My intentions were never to harm anyone, least of all
the citizens of Franklin County.

Apalachicola Bay has a worldwide reputation that most states are envious of. I
am committed to maintaining that reputation. The Department has,continuously assisted
the oystermen in Franklin County in finding solutions to overcome obstacles. There is no
reason to believe that the future will be any different. You will always be asked for your
opinion and advice before we proceed with any rules or regulations that could impact
you. I will always do my best to achieve the results desired. The recent ISSC meeting
has created new opportunities for us to work together. I believe together we dan meet the
expectations of the ISSC without closing any waters.

Franklin County is extremely fortunate to have the fine representation of their
county commissioners. They are tremendous assets and are committed to protecting the
integrity of-your community.

I look forward to working with you to achieve the many goals of Franklin County
and hope you will continue to work with us to keep the seafood industry prosperous.


v i,- 4i ', Sh ma-niW ilhel i'

Director of the Division of Aquaculture

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Vol. 10, No. 20

October 5, 2001

Publisher ............................................. Tom W Hoffer
Contributors ............................................ Tom Cam pbell
........... Sue Cronkite
........... Barbara Revell
.......... Rene Topping
............ Jimmy Elliott

Sales............................ ........ .. ....... Diane Beauvais Dyal
............ Tom W. Hoffer
Advertising Design
and Production Artist............................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associate ............................... Andy Dyal
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader ..................... ..................... Tom Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein............................... Alligator Point
George Chapel ............................... .. Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ............................ Apalachicola
Rene Topping ........;................ ........ .. Carrabelle
David Butler ......................................... Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ..................... Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................. Eastpoint
George Thompson ........................ Eastpoint
Pat M orrison .................... ................ St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island

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All contents Copyright 2001
Franklin Chronicle, Inc.

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Needs Of Local

Fire Fighters


By Rene Topping
There are seven volunteer fire de-
partments in Franklin County.
They are spread out across the
county, two being city depart-
ments in Carrabelle and Apalachi-
cola. The other five are Eastpoint,
St George Island, Dog Island, La-
nark/St. James, and Alligator
Point/St. Teresa Volunteer Fire
At a meeting held at the Fire
House in Lanark Village, the
Franklin County United Fire
Fighters (FCUFF), some of them
are telling the people of the county
that they may not be able to con-
tinue into the year 2002, and all
of them need more money to keep
up with financing all the extra
duties that have fallen to them
over the years.
Alligator Point Fire Chief Steve
Fling, who is also FCUFF presi-
dent, said that the group are go-
ing before the Franklin County
Commission as soon as possible,
with a proposal to increase the
Municipal Service Benefits Unit
(MSBU) rate now paid by property
The MSBU Ordinance was writ-
ten in 1987 and was specially.,
passed to provide "Fire Protection
-Unit" and was amended to add
.'..and Rescue Unit" in November.
of 1996.
The county voted to put the MSBU
outside the regular ad valorem
taxes but allowed it to be collected
by the county tax collector, with
the county taking 2 per cent for
that service. The amount levied
was $28.00 on every property but
there would be no levy on raw
If a person does not pay the levy,
their property will have recorded
liens against it that will be col-
lected by the county at the sale of
the property.
In comparing today's needs and
financing against that of 1987,
Fling said that the Commission-
ers had appointed him to meet
Continued on Page 5

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Humane Society Intends To Close

Animal Shelter October 15th

Gayle Dodds, President and .:' rect r or of the Franklin County
Humane Society, informed the ,.!: j County Commission on Oc-
tober 1st that the Humane (iety intends to close the Animal Shel-
ter on October 15th.
In the letter reprinted below, Mrs.. Oidds states that she and Mr. Van
Johnson were instructed by the Commission to resolve certain logis-
tic matters with regard to budget cuts imposed on the shelter. She
was left with the understanding that the morning employee (Sharon
Shiver) was to be hired full time bv niral Control and would work
the morning shift at the Animal S'l .!' r beginning October 1st. Mr.
Johnson, instead, hired another person (Margaret Barber). Johnson's
hire was not acceptable to the Humane Society and for the time be-
ing, the matter sits. The Humane Society does not have funds for a
morning employee to care for the animals as their budget was cut to
the bone by the Board of County Commissioners in the last budget
I think the oversight that should have been made by the Board of
County Commissioners was considerably lacking in this instance.
There is more than meets the eye here; but the genesis of these ad-
ministrative problems is the favorite solution of Jimmy Mosconis,
and others on the Board. That is to put parties to the issue meeting
with one another outside of the purview of the Commission "to settle
the problem." These parties were sent away to meet with Ben Watkins
in attendance to work out their problems. This is the result of such
"problem-solving." I submit, finally, that such strategies of pushing
two high-tension parties together to work toward a solution without
adequate supervision by the Board is a cop-out, especially given the
excessive salaries the elected Commissioners are receiving specifi-
cally to solve ilw-se. kinds of problems. They should take an active
part in settling these conflicts, but in this instance, their
decision-making only added to the conflict, and this continues to
smolder. I think the Franklin County is entitled to better government
action in these matters.
Tom W. Hoffer
P.S. When the matter was brought up at the Board meeting on Tues-
day, October 2, Mr. Van Johnson said he would write Mrs. Dodds a
Franklin County Humane Society
P.O.Box 417
Eastpoint, FL 32328

Commissioners of Franklin County
c/o Mr. Kendall Wade, Clerk of Court
Franklin County Courthouse
Apalachicola, FL 32320

October 1, 2001

Dear Mr.:Creamer,Chairperson County Commission:
This letter is.to inform the Commissioners of Franklin
County that the Humane Society intends to close the Animal Shelter
on October 15, 2001.
Mr. Van Johnson and I were instructed by the Commission
to resolve certain logistic matters with regard to the drastic
cuts imposed on our budget. Mr. Johnson, Mr, Ben Watkins and
myself met. I was left to understand that our morning employee
would be hired full time by Animal Control and would work the
morning shift at the Animal Shelter. This would commence October
lst, 2001.,
On September 28th, at 3pm, after numerous attempts to
reach Mr. Johnson, I was informed that Margaget Barber had been
hired for this position rather than our employee, Sharon Shiver.
I am still not certain whether Mr. Johnson had anyone inform
Ms. Shiver that she no longer had a job.
The person Mr. Johnson hired is totally unacceptable
to the Humane Society due to numerous past actions on her part.
The Humane Society is now left without a morning
employee to care for the animals. No funds are available in
the current budget to cover this position.
Since the" funding allocated for FY 2001-2002 is not
adeuat. top castirn thl prrope operation of our facility,
: r,. r.n recour-e A ut to close the Animal Shelter permanently
on the afore-mentioned date of October 15, 2001.
SThank you for your attention to this matter.


ay C.Dodds
Franklin County Humane SocietGy
President and Fiscal Director
'cc: Mr. Ben Watkins
Mrs. Renee Topping
Ms. Jeanne McMillan

Community Service Award

Rene Topping
Rene is the recipient of this quarter's Community Service Award. She
is a jewel among the many treasures' of Carrabelle. She is loving,
heartwarming and spends many hours in the service of people, our
County and our-creatures. The folks who are privileged to know her.
know that she is a diamond among the rough. She is truly deserving
of this award.

Z581 >t J10 041a
i This Rene' Topping
STisaward is given to recognize'the outstanding
support that you have given '
n Z-1 to the Carrabelle Area Community
af Awarded this / -./ ., /-
W Ei" 2011 day alsecpiembcr 2001 Ronald Treute,Presidenl '

the August 24, 2001, issue of the Franklin Chronicle Michael
W. Barfield was listed as, being charged with grand theft auto.
Barfield was actually charged with uttering forged check and a
date was set for a violation of probation hearing.

Keep On Going

Those who were living yesterday, but not today
Will always be in our hearts
Through good and bad, strength and weakness
And now we should just take some time
To pray
No matter what color or what religion
No matter the way we think
We should care for one another
Just the way we do for our selves
So now, just take a little time
To not think of you, but others
Their body might not be living
But the soul never dies
No matter what happened in the past
Cara Partington
In honor of those who died in the terrorist disaster
September 11, 2001
Cara is age 10 and lives in Minnesota.

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The Franklin Chronicle



October 2, 2001
Present: Chairperson
Eddie Creamer, Commis-
sioner Clarence Williams,
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal, Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders, Commis-
sioner Jimmy Mosconis
The agenda was adjusted in the
-opening minutes of the meeting.
Circuit Court Clerk Kendall Wade
made an announcement about a
budget meeting in Orlando spon-
sored by the Florida Association
of Counties in Orlando on 22 Oc-
tober. He also asked for a motion
to put a hold on all county spend-
ing until the Florida Legislature
meets in Special Session this
month and the county has better
information on next year's fiscal
budget. There would be a possible
exception to this "resolution" for
the Senior Citizens Center.

Supervisor of Elections
Doris Gibbs requested a contract
approval for voting equipment and
training that was approved by the

Superintendent of Public
Herbert Chipman reported that
his department acquired rolling
equipment for road repairs cost-
ing about $3000.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson reported that his
meeting with the Franklin County
Dog Hunters Association on Mon-
day evening resulted in some
changes in the proposed animal
control ordinance.

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan distributed copies of
the 2001 University of Florida-
IFAS Accomplishment Report in
a calendar format. The Dept. of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices is planning to have their
lease workshop on clam aquac-
ulture in late October but the date
and time are to be announced

Forestry Report
The Forest Area Supervisor, Tony
Millender, presented the annual
division of Forestry report to.the.
Board. He was also,'able to'obtain
about $7,200 in matching grants
*for the county's volunteer fire de-
partments, and an additional ap-
proval for $1,200 and approval for
seven volunteer fire fighters to be
trained and emergency manage-
ment personnel to attend fire
training conference in November.

Seafood Festival
Monica Lemieux appeared before
the Board to ask that the County
Courthouse be closed 2 Novem-
ber so the parking spaces could
be used by visitors to the Seafood
Festival. The Board approved.

Apalachicola River Keepers
Executive Director Dave McClain
briefed the Commissioners on the
Riverkeeper criteria to be recom-
mended to negotiators on the
Tri-River negotiations. He had
drafted a "resolution of support"
for the Commissioners review.
The Board agreed and approved
the Resolution endorsing the
guidelines of the Riverkeeper pro-
posal to be used in evaluating any
proposed agreement on tri-state
water allocation affecting the
Apalachicola, Chattahoochee or
Flint River basin. The current
deadline for the negotiation teams
on this issue is 13 November
2001. With the Franklin County
Commission approval of the Reso-
lution, five panhandle counties
with vital interests in the river
systems have approved the
Riverkeeper guidelines and crite-
ria thus far. A sixth, Gulf County,
was scheduled for review Tuesday

Director of Administrative
Mark Curenton read Mr. Pierce's
report to the Board. A copy of the
Department of Environmental
Protection permit for the Depart-
ment of Corrections to build their
own sewage treatment facility was
provided to the Commission. The
DOC does not plan to use the
Carrabelle sewage treatment sys-
tem for the proposed Franklin

The Board approved signing a
Joint Participation Agreement on
the airport road project. The
county would have to come up
with $80,000 of in kind match.
State funding will amount to
$320,000. C. W. Roberts is the low
bidder for the project.
The Board authorized the Chair-
man to sign an Emergency Man-
agement Preparedness Grant
from the State of Florida. The
grant, which funds the emergency
management office, is for about
The Board also approved the
sketch plat for Clipper Bay Phase
II which has been approved as a
cluster development by the Board
of Adjustment and is recom-

mended by the Planning and Zon-
ing Commission. The project is
comprised of 8 lots on St. George
The Board approved a change in
land use and rezoning 9.4 acres
Son highway 98 between Eastpoint
and Yent Bayou, and R-6 Rural
residential to R-l Single family
The Board approved a replat of
Clipper Bay Phase I.
A discussion followed on the sub-
ject erosion at Alligator Point and
a request for guidance to the en-
gineer-consultants Preble-Rich.
The engineers strongly recom-
mend a survey of the area to be
occupied by the sand groin experi-
mental system be done before the
project is started. Another survey
is also recommended after the
beach restoration system is com-
pleted. This could cost the county
50,000 $70,000 and would
have to be paid by the county up
front. Two commissioners, Putnal
and Sanders, were reluctant to
expend more tax dollars on the
restoration under these specific
circumstances. Sanders said: "...I
hate to say that ... but I think
they're nickel and diming us..."
Putnal added later, "...I don't want
to spend another million dollars,
and it's still not fixed..." Sanders:
"...I'm completely buffaloed with
it..." There is about $400,000 in
the Bald Point Trust Fund, and it
is the only fund the county has
for matching purposes. The Com-
mission decided to table the mat-
ter, "holding off' until they know
"...what the Governor is going to
The Board approved a Battery
Park Marina grant application.
Mr. Curenton reported to the
Board that the Senior Citizen Cen-
ter Board voted to keep the SHIP
The request by Ms. Debbie Brett
for sketch plat approval of "Blue
Water Bay" in Lanark Village was
tabled by vote of the Commission-
The Board of Adjustment did not
have a quorum at the last meet-
ing. Only one member showed up.
Mr. Curenton asked for some
guidance on a proposed variance
of 50 feet into critical habitat, and
a lot that could not meet the 75
foot setback from wetlands for an
aerobic system. Jimmy Mosconis
pointed out that more variances
would likely be requested in the
future due to high demand for,
buildable land, and the gradual
diminishing numbers of buildable
lots, coupled with higher land
costs in the county. The Commis-,
sion is likely to have to deal with
these problems on a case-by-case
(ad hoc) basis.

Clerk of Court
Mr. Kendall Wade reported on a
draft of a Resolution commend-
ing Doug Creamer for his service
on the airport advisory board.

County Attorney
Mr. Al Shuler reported to the
board on the status of the St.
George Island land litigation, re-
ported in more detail in this is-
sue of the Chronicle on page one.
He also reported on a communi-
cation with a "Mr. Lee" of the U,
S, Census Bureau regarding the
status of an updated or corrected
census report for the county. He
was informed that the correction
would by available about the first
of December. This development
raised further discussion con-
cerning whether the county would
be able to conclude redistricting
by the end of the year, or have to
wait until 2003.

The Guardian Ad

Litem Program

Announces Paid



The Guardian ad Litem Program,
a volunteer based organization,
that advocates on behalf of
abused, neglected and abandoned
children whose cases are brought
before the courts, has been
awarded an AmeriCorps grant.
The grant allows the Program to
recruit and pay 10 individuals
who are interested in serving their
communities on a full and
part-time basis. AmeriCorps par-
ticipants (called members) who
work full-time foi- a year earn '
living allowance of $9300.00, paid
health insurance, childcare ben-
efits, if financially eligible and,
after their service is completed, a
$4,725.00 education award.
As an AmeriCorps Guardian ad
Litem, members represent a
child's best interest and serve as
a trusted advisor to the court.

They conduct interviews with
people involved with the child,
gather information concerning
the child's wants and needs, work
with local service, providers, in-
cluding the Department of Chil-
dren and Families, attend hear-
ings and write written reports.
If you are interested in learning
more about this opportunity or
securing an application, please
contact Marcia Hilty-Reinshuttle,
Circuit Director, Guardian ad
Litem Program, by phoning (850)
488-7612 or via e-mail at

Franklin County Promotions:

Past And Present

A brief visit to the Apalachicola Area Chamber of Commerce offices
will yield for the visitor numerous information flyers and brochures
extolling the virtues of hundreds of amenities available to travelers
and "locals" alike as they tour this destination. The Wildlife Founda-
tion of Florida has published a homeowner's guide, "Living in Bear
County," The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has
made available dozens of brochures including "Florida Salt Marshes"
and "Estuaries-The Cradle of the Ocean." The Florida Power and
Light Company has published an entire series of Florida-related bro-
chures such as the eye-catching "Florida's Alligators and Crocodiles.
The Forest Service, Southern Region, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture has
commemorated Fort Gadsden Historic Site in a striking description
of that location. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Re-
serve published a large brochure in vivid color showing detailed de-
scriptions of the five major habitats within the Research Reserve and
how these are interrelated: Barrier islands, Estuary, Rivers, River
Basins and Uplands. Area state parks and Monuments such as the
one on "St. George Island State Park" are also available. Some infor-
mation supplements from the Tallahassee Democrat such as the
"Apalachicola Flatwoods: Guide to Outdoor Recreation and Conser-
vation" grace the shelves of the Chamber and the Research Reserve
as well. There are also copies of the very colorful "Visitor's Guide"
and the nature-based "Recreation Guide, Franklin County" printed
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, featuring
maps and lists of "Things To Do" in Franklin County.
The Commission's thorough "Boating and Angling Guide to Apalachi-
cola Bay" is another large map publication in full color. There is also
a series of "Sea Stats" featuring many sea animals available at the
Research Reserve along with their occasional publication, "The Oys-
ter Catcher." The list is rounded out with a brochure put together by
the Nature Conservancy with funding from the Shell Oil Company
Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The pub-
lication, in dazzling color, explains the "delicate balance" involved in
the 20,000 square miles of watershed that alter the natural rise and
fall of the river that also have "the potential.to change this intricate
web of life." All of the foregoing materials comprise some level of pro-
paganda designed to influence attitudes, opinions and perhaps be-
liefs of the consumer--in this case, most likely the traveler and to a
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Park Ranger Sandy Madsen retired on October 1st from
the Florida Park Service, Department of Environmental
Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks. Ranger
Madsen completed 24 years and 9 months of service, the
last six years consisting of hosting visitors to the John
Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola. Many who have heard her
lectures on "the ice man" Gorrie received a highly informed
but understandable perspective on John Gorrie, an early
inventor of an ice machine used in the treatment therapy
for yellow fever after 1851. Sandy is depicted here in back
of a prototype design of the Gorrie ice machine at the
museum in Apalachicola. Ms. Madsen plans to take
employment with the "Creative Source" in Palm Bay,
Florida. Her new address is: 2169 Waggnwheel Avenue S.E.,
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Hymn Masters Quartet Performs

At SGI Methodist Church

Returning to the area for a repeat
performance of their highly ac-
claimed concert here earlier this
year, the southern gospel singing
group "Hymn Masters" will per-
orm once again at the St. George
Island United Methodist Church
at a fellowship supper on Satur-
day, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. The
concert will be preceded by a cov-
ered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. All
members of the community are
welcome to attend and if you plan
to come for dinner, please bring a
dish to share! The church is lo-
cated at 201 East Gulf Beach Dr.,
east of the St. George Island
causeway. There is no charge for
the "Hymn Masters" concert.
The Hymn Masters Quartet has
been singing Gospel Music for 25
years in North Florida, Alabama,
Georgia and Tennessee. The min-
istry of the quartet is to uplift and
glorify the name of Jesus Christ
through their inspirational gospel
music. Our community is de-
lighted to welcome this dedicated
and delightful group, all of whom
live in Georgia.

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Owner and manager of the Hymn
Masters is tenor singer Sam
Simons, whose special touch and
Smooth tenor voice and instru-
mentation show his love for gos-
pel music. Bass singer is Bill
Bass, who has been with Hymn
Masters since they first began
while Baritone Joe Salter sang for
thirty years with the Salter Broth-
ers Quartet prior to joining Hymn
Masters. Wayne McDonald is Lead
Singer for the group. He has been
in the ministry, preaching and
singing, for the past 30 years and
has sung with other groups and
performed in numerous church
concerts and musicals. The Hymn
Masters Quartet is well known for
their old fashioned camp meeting
style of singing, utilizing their own
unique blend of harmony and
style, which they share with
church.congregations, at no cost
except a love offering to offset ex-
penses. For more information,
please call the St. George Island
United Methodist Church at (850)

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Finalized Salaries of County Constitutional Officers and Elected District School Officials for Fiscal Year 2001-02
Pursuant to the Salary Formula in Chapter 145, Florida Statutes
Calculated by the Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (LCIR), September 2001 *



Tax Clerk of
Collector Circuit Court





Property Supervisor
Appraiser of Elections



Sheriff Commissioners



of Schools


School Board


Calhoun 79,705 79,705 79,705 79,705 65,138 87,219 22,279 79,705 21,096
Franklin 79,152 79,152 79,152 79,152 64,612 86,666 21,753 79,152 20,950
Gulf 79,793 79,793 79,793 79,793 65,223 87,307 22,363 79,793 21,120
Leon 110,195 110,195 110,195 110,195 94,177 117,709 61,158 110,195 30,405
Liberty 78,015 78,015 78,015 78,015 63,529 85,529 19,870 78,015 19,984


Miaml-Dade 148,454 148,454 148,454 148,454 131,468 155,968 80,609 148,454 35,782
Wakulla 82,479 82,479 82,479 82,479 67,781 89,993 24,921 82,479 21,830

a Denotes those school districts having an appointed superintendent of schools, according to the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
c Denotes a charter county.

Please note that these finalized salary figures are provided as a service by the LCIR using the salary formula specified in Chapter 145, F.S. Counties and school
districts may wish to compute, finalize, and verify the salaries of their own elected constitutional officers and elected district school officials.

1) The finalized salary figures may not be applicable to those officers of a chartered consolidated government or those counties having a county home rule charter.
2) The finalized salary figures are not applicable to those superintendents of schools appointed pursuant to the terms of s. 230.321, F.S.
3) The finalized salary figures do not include any salary supplements for those officers who have completed a certification program.
4) The finalized salary figures reflect the use of offical Census 2000 population counts released by the U.S. Census Bureau in March 2001.
5) In order for the LCIR staff to calculate the finalized salaries using the statutory formula, the Department of Management Services must certify the annual factor
and cumulative annual factor. For FY 2001-02, the certified annual factor = 1.0294 and the certified and cumulative annual factor = 2.6904.

Promotions: Past and Present from Page 4
more limited extend, the local residents. These are "snapshots" of
what the various sponsoring or publishing entities are promoting to
the various publics that would encounter their published work. The
materials comprise a distillation of what these entities are saying about
themselves, in a more general sense.
We can more fully appreciate these modern "traveling items" by com-
paring them with those produced many years earlier, clearly focusing
on a more narrow range of attributes. Bill Spohrer, a Chronicle sub-
scriber, sent us a copy of a very old promotional brochure extolling
the attributes of Calhoun County. A section was devoted to Apalachi-
cola and Franklin County because of the physical proximity of
Apalachicola to Calhoun.
Some obvious comparisons first. The undated brochure on Calhoun
County had no color. The thrust of the persuasive message was to
emphasize what could be shown in black-and-white photographs:
Trees, water bodies, persons, buildings, and maps. Indeed, as in other
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C OMING to Florida this Winter? We invite
you to look at the location of Apalachicola.
Due South of Atlanta, Ga. on the Gulf of
Mexico. A seaport city hundreds of miles nearer
to you and in Florida. A wonderland that is just
being opened to the tourist, investor and home-
A splendid system of hard surfaced roads will be
completed within the year that connects with the
Old Spanish Trail at Marianna and near the Vic-
tory ,Bridge-a point of interest on the new Gulf
Coast Highway from Pensacola to Miami. Tourists
in automobiles should come this route.
A wonderful trip via river steamer from Colum-
bus, Ga. on the beautiful rivers.
Connections via railroad from Tallahassee and
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Installations Now

Closed To Hunting

Four military installations that
normally open their gates to hunt-'
ers in Florida are closed to hunt-
ing until further notice as secu-
rity tightens after the September
11 terrorist events.
Camp Blanding-a Florida Na-
tional Guard training site near
Starke-and Avon Park Air Force
Range, near Avon Park, are closed
to all public use. Spokesmen said
both facilities have telephone an-
swering machines to advise call-
ers of when the areas reopen.
Col. Jerry A. Vaughn, training site
manager for Camp Blanding, no-
tified the Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) of
the closure in a September 19 fax.
He said the closure is temporary,
Eglin Air Force Base, at Ft. Walton
Beach, and Tyndall Air Force
Base, at Panama City, also are
closed to hunting. Tyndall re-
mains open for fishing, however,
and officials at Eglin said that
base will reopen for fishing Sep-
tember 24.
To keep posted on when the fa-
cilities reopen, interested persons
can call Eglin at (850) 882-4164,
TSYndall at (850) 283-2641, Camp
Blanding at (904) 682-3318 and
Avon Park at (863) 452-4119,
Ext. 5.

Fire Fighters from Page 3
with all the departments and
evaluate the need for an increase
and come up with suggestions.
He said, "Fire and rescue calls
have increased by 500 since the
MSBU was first enacted." He went
on to say that the costs of all man-
ner of equipment has continued
to grow until now anything they
buy is four times as expensive.
He said, "We have to look into the
future when St. James Bay,
Gramercy Plantation and all the
other proposed developments are
built out there and there will be
an ever increasing demand for our
Lanark/St. James Fire Chief L.C.
"Bud" Evans said that the call for
rescue units has increased. He
said "Our department has been
called into Carrabelle to cover 100
calls in the last year."
He said that his department can-
not raise enough money in dona-
tions, as they are restricted from
collecting money by offering a
fireman's boot on U.S. 98. Owens
said that the population of Lanark
is not sufficient to maintain the
firehouse and the equipment. "I
cannot keep the doors open for
this whole year. I have $24,000
and the insurance costs $12,000
and that leaves me with only
$12,000 to run the whole
sheebang." Fling said that the
county is bound by the law to
keep the doors open.

The Dog Island Volunteer Fire
Department representative Doug
Maddox said that he gets $3,600
and his insurance is $1,800. "We
have to raise all the rest in dona-
tions. It is our only way."
All departments are manned by
volunteers and both women and
men serve in many of the depart-
ments. All of these departments'
duties have evolved into much
more than fighting fires.
A partial list of what Franklin
County firemen are doing for the
county is: they fight fires in resi-
dences, commercial establish-
ments, cars, boats, put out bon-
fires, grass and forest fires. They
attend medical emergencies and
the first responders have made
the most of the golden moments
of time when a heart patient can
live or die; with their swift answers
to calls they have made it possible
for many a person to survive. All
rescue units are equipped with
the life-saving automatic electric
defibrillator and a person to ad-
minister the procedure. Each de-
partment is equipped with the
"Jaws of Life."
They help out in searches for hik-
ers who lose their way, and for
toddlers and other missing chil-
dren. They are there when a plane
crashes. And they aid all residents
in the times of hurricanes in help-
ing out on evacuations of the fit
and the unwell residents.
They are the only people who are
professionals by their training to
save life and property. They can
access the beaches, travel into
soft sand and areas not accessible
to all vehicles. The fire depart-
ments have to have the means to
get into and out of those parts of
the county.
In fact they say that one of the
county fire departments is within
five minutes from any fire or medi-
cal need in Franklin County. They

are committed to help all other of
their brother and sister fire fight-
ers in the seven areas served by
the firefighters.
Even with 100 people who have
volunteered, the departments are
in trouble. Several people spoke
up to'say that the young people
are not volunteering to work with
the fire departments these days
as they used to.
With the county growing rapidly
and new homes and businesses
sprouting up like weeds on a com-
post heap, the need keeps in-
creasing. More and more develop-
ments are being planned all over
Franklin County. Houses and
condominiums are beginning
to be too tall for some of the
department's equipment. Owens
said he does not have that kind
of equipment and-a ladder truck
these days would cost $350,000.
Fling said that all the fire depart-
ments are all in compliance with
the state mandated levels of ser-
vice. He said 'That was the ben-
efit of the MSBU." But soon they
may not have the equipment
needed to rescue people on the top
floors of some of the condomini-
ums and homes.
They need more and more equip-
ment. Things unthought of before
September 11,2001. Such things
were on their minds such as the
horrific thought the firemen might
'need gas masks that are capable
of allowing them take care of
hazardous waste fires or a tanker
turning over in the middle of town
or a terrorist blow. Fling cau-
tioned the group to not attempt
to deal with hazardous materials
without the proper equipment but
call out professionals from one of
the armed services.
At any time a volunteer answers
the call, be it during the wee hours
of dark night or in the middle of a
working day, they put themselves
at risk.
The volunteers have never evaded
that fact and are willing to Dut
their lives on the line for the resi-
dents of the county. Now they say
they are asking the residents to
support all the firefighters in their
effort to get a raise in the MSBU
rates that will enable them to con-
tinue serving the people of the
The two cities budget money from
their ad valorem taxes and the
residents of the two cities are not
charged the MBSU. However the
two city departments do get the
amount of the MBSU collected
from areas, although in the
county, they are in each
department's "district."
The group voted to have the com-
mission include the unoccupied
land in the MSBU. Fling said he
will include their vote in the pro-
posals for a larger MSBU amount,
and will request that the commis-
sioners levy the MSBU on unoc-
cupied land.
They will submit their information
on call load records and their op-
erating expenses for the past five
years to the county commission.
Residents can help by supporting
a larger MSBU amount. This is
one expense that brings each and
everyone in this county decrease
in their fire insurance that will be
far above what the resident will
spend on MSBU.
So when was the last time that
you hugged a fire fighter or even
said thank you to him or her for
risking their lives for others?
But more to the point, when was
the last time you supported your
firefighters with sufficient funds
in order to let them do what they
do best-save homes and people?


,:Page 6 5 October 2001

Mary Lou Short Describes

Cuban Missionary Visit

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A young artist was persuaded to sell a picture to Ms. Short. Ini
he wanted to give it to her but she insisted on paying for it.
U-- "...Every day at 5 O'clock...the people coming to the house,
fn m~k-r hrplkfast andr then lunch and then dinner

At the St. George Island Methodist Church, after a Saturday (Sep-
tember 29th) night pot luck dinner, member Mary Lou Short pre-
sented'her story of a missionary visit to Cuba in recent days. She was
a member of a church team comprised of nine persons from northern
Florida visiting their sister churches in Cuba from mid-to-late Sep-
'' tember. Their arrival in Havana began the trek, taking them into the
Countryside on a missionary visa.
SShe said,
"...When you get out of the tourist sector, you get into the
Real Havana, which is rather sad because the infrastruc-
ture of Cuba has virtually fallen into disrepair. The roads,
the buildings and whatever. The Cuban people are not
allowed to go into the hotels nor are they allowed to eat
in the restaurants where the tourists frequent..."
S"...I found that the Cuban people were second class citi-
zens in their own country and were not free to go into the
tourist areas..."
Her observations on religious matters included the following:
"...Every single, solitary church that we visited in Cuba
was overflowing with people..." "...The Protestant
churches are the predominant churches in Cuba, those
being Methodist, Baptist and Assembly of God..."
* On a humorous note, Mary Lou mentioned the abundance of older
automobiles on the streets of Havana and other towns.
"We even saw a Tucker." "The Cuban people-they can
fix anything. There are a lot of broken-down cars and
busses. They're not abandoned. They're trying to fix these
S cars."
Transportation is very unreliable. In Havana, it is so crowded.
Many times you can't get on the bus. The American dollar is very
. popular.
"...With an American dollar in Cuba, you can buy just
about anything. But, most of the Cubans don't have ac-
cess to the American dollar unless they have family in
the United States that send them (money)."
SOther observations included the following:
.:- "Everywhere we went, we sang. I could tell everybody, I
can't sing. But I sang in Cuba."
'The cost to each of the team members was $2000 to make this trip.
$700 was for the ticket. $500 went for construction materials and
S .,.837.50 per day was what we paid for room, board and .
transportation. The room and board is paid to the host
: tH chdtith i-AtnfThftt6ney. The hosts rented a house-for
the team. We had running water some of the time. The
water is delivered once weekly. The water was placed in
cistern on top of the roof. Many times we just took bucket
"...We found that there were hundreds and hundreds of
unfinished buildings in Cuba because building supplies
are in short supply.
"...We had to get 800 concrete blocks up from the base-
ment of the Church to the second floor, the roof of the
parsonage. We would swing the blocks. It was a lot easier
on our backs when we had a line..."
"...We moved the blocks to make a platform and got the
blocks up to the roof. They wanted to build a second
floor on the parsonage and use the first floor for Sunday
School rooms."
"...We had to carry our own medical supplies with us.
One of our team members ... We used these supplies on
people who came to us for help..."

Carrabelle Lighthouse Members
Are Ready

By Rene Topping
Carrabelle Lighthouse Association
members gathered at the Cham-
ber of Commerce on September
27, to review plans on the future
of the Crooked River Lighthouse.
President Barbara Revell said that
the city will not be leasing the
lighthouse to the association.
There will be an agreement made
between the CLA and the City on
the care of the historic landmark.
The association members were
pleased to have a guest Johnny
Newmanm from Alabama, who is
also an enthusiast on lighthouses
attending their meeting. At the
end of the meeting he joined the
association and the members
thanked him for good ideas.
Publicity Chairman Sheila Hauser
said she is almost ready to go to
print with the Crooked River
Lighthouse brochure. CLA Histo-
rian John Cannetta said that he
had been working with a Grants
information Book and finds that
the money will come from grants
of foundations.


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He also said that he had been all
the way out on Long Island, New
York to visit the Montauk Light.
He gave the members a short in-
formative talk on that lighthouse.
Revell told the members that she
needs to have someone who can
get the two old red and green
buoys that have flanked the en-
trance to the lighthouse out of the
ground, in preparation for replac-
ing them. She said she also had
an offer from a John Marich to
take down the old bullet riddled
Coast Guard sign and store it at
the Chamber of Commerce.
Revell suggested that the CLA
start cooperation with the other
local historical association, Camp
Gordon Johnston Museum and
see if we can go over before our
next meeting to see all of the ex-
hibits. The next meeting of the
CLA will be October 25. at 6:30
p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce

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"...Cuba exports their good rice and imports rice from
China, that is filled with worms 4.. They have to clean
their rice before they eat it... For a family of four, this is
their ration for a week (She holds two parcels). See photo.
Of rice and beans. They get two slices of meat..."

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Ma,,aue, *
Thomas (Thonm) H. Bartlett ihas on
been appointed to the position of
General Manager, St. George ^ ^
Plantation, replacing Bill H sss :- [
who resigned in. July. Thom will
report to the Board of Directors.
Thom is an outstanding executive
with many years of management
experience in both public and pri-
vate sectors. Thom's most recent
assignment was Director of Op-
erations & Human Resources for
Habitat For Humanity. He has
worked in Americus, GA, Great
Britain and Europe.
As Director of Operations, Thom
has extensive experience in man-
aging people, property and a $2
million budget. A major accom-
plishment was the completion of H
a Community Development Plan
for Americus,
Thom has also served as Comm u i
nity Development Manager for the '
City of Memphis. In this position
he managed a $4 million budget,
to develop adult training pro-
grams. He received the "Mayor's
Award for Excellence".
From 1986 to 1989, Thom was:'
Director of Operations for the:i
Kansas City Royals Memphis Mi- '
nor League baseball team, a team-:
ranked in the top ten of all minor
league operations.
Thom is a 1972 graduate of Drury ,
University, Springfield, Missouri f
and was awarded a Masters de-
gree in Communications from.
Southwestern Seminary.
He has a deep interest in volun-
teer community involvement, in-i
cluding chairing a Zoning and'
Planning Commission inr
Americus, serving on the United'
Way Board and 'Building for the ,
Future' Board. Currently he is i ro
serving with the International'
Refugee Assistance Society work-
ing with Bosnian refugees.
Thom and his wife, Debra moved'
to St. George Island in August
2001. Their newly constructed
home is just west of 8th Street on D ixi
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And, if you are under the age of seven, you get 16 oz of milk, a week
S ... Many of the families have goats, pigs and chickens. But, their ra-
tions are very meager... There is government storage and they go there
to obtain rations. Things like oil, they have to buy. Ever since the
Russians left Cuba, the food supply, and medicines too, the food sup-
ply has dwindled down to nothing...
She told of their group hearing about the bombings in New York and
Washington, D. C.
"...The Tuesday of the tragedy in the United States (Sep-
tember 11th) a young man came to us and he said "two
planes have crashed in New York and 30,000 were dead."
We had no idea of what was going on. Someone brought
us a TV. All of the television and radio are government
controlled. So, we could see the CNN clip of the plane-
the second plane-hitting the twin towers. When we first
saw that, we thought we were looking at a movie...
"...Interestingly enough, Castro came on TV right away
and denied any responsibility for what happened, and
offered to send doctors and nurses to the United States.
The next day, he used the incident to show how great
iCuba was in reacting to the crisis...
itially, ;
1 That Tuesday night of the tragedy, the Cuban bishop that afternoon
Shad called as many of the churches that he could and asked them to
,hold a prayer vigil from 10 p.m. to Midnight that night ... for the
United States ... Not only was there no where to stand, but the people
spilled out into the street...
"Their prayers for us ... it is hard for me to explain to you
what they meant to us ... They prayed for our salvation,
and they were very, very concerned. They mourned and
cried for those people who died ... They rejoiced for those
who died and went to be with God. And, they grieved for
all of the families ... It brought to mind a stoiy that I've
told some of you about my Granddaughter Erica. I had
the opportunity to take her on her first airplane ride, ...
and we had just left Panama City. We were climbing
through this cloud. In a very loud voice, Erica said,
"Nannie-We're going to see Jesus ... All of sudden like
no body was talking. Then, a man next to me said "Well,
I hope not. I'm not ready." "I can tell you, the Cuban
Christians are ready ... Perhaps we need to think about
that ourselves..."

Boys' Choir That Appeared At Trinity To
Perform At The White House

About three years ago, the Ilse
Newell Fund for the Performing
Arts brought a large group of male
singers to their fall and winter
program. This was an early ap-
pearance in the concert series of
the Boys' Choir of.Tallahassee,
directed by Earle Lee, and initially
sponsored by the School of Crimi-
nology at Florida State University.
Now, after hundreds of appear-
ances and concerts across the
region and the United States, the
choir will receive a "2001 Coming
Up Taller Award" from the
President's Committee on the Arts

and Humanities, and the National
Endowments for the Arts and
They have been invited to Wash-
ington, D. C. to receive the award
from President Bush, and perform
at the awards ceremony Novem-
ber 14th. The award carries with
it, $10,000. A benefit concert so-
liciting donations for the travel
fund will be held in Tallahassee
on October 14th, 5-7 p.m., New
Mt. Zion AME Church, 1401 Old
Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee.

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5 October 2001 *,Pae' 7

District 10 Representative

Franklin's Will Kendrick Addresses

Civic Club

Summarizes 1st Year As
Will Kendrick addressed the St.
George Island Civic Club on
Thursday, September 20th, tell-
ing the members about his first
year as a state legislator. He noted
some of the "big differences" in
being in the Florida House, and
the Franklin County School
Board. His district, No. 10, is the
largest geographical district east
of the Mississippi River. He is a
registered Democrat.
"When you look at my Dis-
trict, (it) went overwhelmingly
it went for Bush... I sorta got
off to a rough start. I think
that was the first test for me,
to prove that I would stand
on my own two feet and that
I would stand behind the
people in my District... Since
then ... We've had some ups
and downs. I think people in
the long run respect me be-
cause they know I'll stand up
for what I believe in ...
"...When I voted for the Re-
publican Speaker because I
couldn't vote for our own
Democratic Leader because

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she is-I can't tell you how
liberal she is-she is liberal.
(Laughter)... All in all, I would
do it again if I had to do it to-
Mr. Kendrick emphasized the
"people" orientation operating in
the State legislature, and his goal
of helping his constituents access
the process.
"It was an exciting time. It
was a challenging time in the
session this year," The Legis-
lature is quite a body... That
process is just so unique ...
Someone said, 'What do you
want to do, what do you want
to accomplish while you are
there?' I said, 'Well, if I stay
two years or four years, or
eight years, I would want to
look back and know that I
exposed the people of my Dis-
trict to the process. Because
so many of the people-not
only here in Franklin County,
but throughout the State, re-
ally don't realize what a
people oriented government
we have. But, they just don't
know how to access it. We
have grown so big, and have
gotten so many different

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agencies, that you'd never.
know which door to knock on
now. Hopefully, we've begun
to size that down a little bit.
Some I support. Some I don't .
... But in looking over the big ,'.
picture, where we have to be.' :
focused at, I think we're..,
headed in the right direction -
so that we can return govern-
ment back to the people. That -
is the most important thing '"
as far as I am concerned. Is
that we allow people to access
their government ... Because
it is our government. We need -.
to remember that."
He spoke of his service on tfie
House Agriculture and Consumer
Affairs Committee, General Govy
ernment Appropriations and:
State Appropriations.
"...Last year (I was on) ... the "
Agriculture and Consumer
Affairs Committee. That was
probably one of the most
unique experiences that I had
because the Chairman of that
Committee was from LaBelle,
down near Lake Okachobee.
.He was a Democrat that
turned Republican ... We had
some real issues come up in
Agriculture. As you know
with the ASR which is the
aquifer storage recovery is-
sue.. We dealt with destruc-
tive crop issues..." ,
"I also had the pleasure of
serving on General Govern-.
ment Appropriations... That's
where the beef is. I took what
I had learned locally in the..
bank-the experience I had
on the School Board in deal-,
ing with State dollars and"
things like F.T.E.s and diffe-
ent acronyms that are used
in the State funding foriitu- "'
las and even though it wasn't.,
education it was still State
dollars and it is still state pro- ,
grams that you look at....
The general government ap-
propriations, I was assigned,,
to two areas: Banking and -;
citrus. Well, I.knew a lot abodlt
banking and I didn't know -.
anything about Citrus. can -
now tell you a-lot about cit-
rus canker and that prograth -
... We dealt with a \anrety of
different issues on that.
"State Administration was a
good committee for me this
year. That was one where I
had to take a stand because
of where I am located geo-
graphically... State employees
make up a large portion of the
District that I represent,be-
ing Leon County; Wakulla,.
County, Franklin County ,"' -,
Taylor County, Jefferson--
County ... If you. look at the."
numbers of people that drive
to Tallahassee everyday,- or
that had jobs related to the
SState right here in our'o\%n
County, that was.an issue I
could not afford not to take a
stand on. As you all know,
we've moved from a career,
service to an at-will service.
We'll see the outcome of that
in the next few years. Over-,.,:
all, the purpose in that I think
was great ... My biggest con-.
cern was that whole concept,
going from career service to
an at-will service, is the fact-
that we did not have a plan"
for it. We really did not know .
how we were going to irlmple--
ment it. I guess that's one of
the things I was able to get.:
involved with locally, with the
school board, because you .

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:knew what your plah wasS ,-nature n..ay ble-' more -ffective in- L'port thecysterinen. You have
ing to be. You knew how Itt. etling his district's needs ad- i. to go through a prbcess to
was going to bit carried_ o:ut;. d regse.d through legislation v.ith- find out who s where'.:. Dur-
SEvery time w, wd. ould ask a ,: o"ut using up his limited quota, He ing this process... there have
S,.question'; at.the.Sta le -..e. :'-deseribed this "aspect of the pro- beehseveral iitdivduals idei-
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'. 0otw f three different ideas- '.-: ,tlk wi1th you about was the ca lly. When they come to,
: buti' -n edyrievertealfihad processds by which bills are Franklin- County, .they,talk
-'pla T.. at's e of feis ed The Senate does not o r talk. When they get.to
S tsues that I sorta had h- ve a imtbn the amount of Talltassee, the'rewalkin'
problemss with on thatcont, bills or the number of bills different walk. I followed that
..mittee... -- '*-: that can be filed ....That is not, real rarlyv... think that we
.... ..:... o:.. :.":: necessarily, true with 'the have made some head -ys
",.Againion soie of these-is- '.Hitue; I happen to have all'- with the local oystermehnand
S'sues. youjust have to take a' :'- or part of ten counties but 1, the local dealers'.:.'It-is a corn-
''ttad 6n how you;feel irisidei: stilget (only)lfive bills, andI plicated process ..-Despite
,-here;' and a lot of times it "probably have a dozen from what others may say, Martha
-."'difficult, People in Tallahas- -. last year'that I sutll:need to Roberts is one -of the "pro"
Ssec don't understand that '" ,get'iri'the lopsomehow." people. Shes "for" the Bay. All
-thedry. They. don'tunder- ,. -.. ,e wants is a good, quality
:-stand when Will Kendrick sometimess When you have. product..."
-.goes..home at night, he bills o 'suggestions and it's
doesn't't ay there and won:r hard tQ take them. up right Hartley also asked Representative
vh y-did I vote like I voted? I away M Alot of times, we can Kendrick if he would spodhsor a
"-l sten to my peopni I tr to .-. do amendments. That's :one bill to regulate isolated Wetlaids
-g`gmy facts together. And. I :- 6 fthe things' ql'e really in northwest Flirida Kendrick
then do what I think is right. learnod... Actually. Mason :resp6rded that the isolated~ivet-
(Bean's) brother Aaron-who lands issue a statewide.issue
.-Do I doit always right? No. served tbe. Fernadmo Beach rit caloclne. He would be
ve made my .share of iils-, areaarid .up the coast-H-e 'ha. to lookat anye. proposal
.. takes. But, I think 1 was able '. and I 't! d in takh same suite ;. .ay to look at an prop
to fess'up and sa\' "Hev. twaf dri th6eflooi. Even' though Pam Vest asked the falqi estibn
wrorg;" That's tihe whole key. : : -you may have only five bills about the movereint:of highway
Just standing your ground.:f :, ". .....you ca fihav'e 1.50 amend- 98 in' Franklin County. The-rep-
you're wrong, say you're .: 'ments fileit'. It's a good pro- reseritative has had-contat with
Strong ... : : ..'' cesss that carn be .used in get- the St. Joe Company in the past
': .. ....t- t o :te .. ting sdrie of these local bills: several weeks. Kendrick said,
tes "OeI of'the other c6mrit- :- on the wiv .:. and passed.I.. -
'-.:tees that I served on is ProCe-. it is something srmdiar. you "They make no bones about
'duRal .nd. Re-Districling can tack it nrto somebody's it. They.want the road moved'
Council ... As you know, ev- -bill... They may not like It...". and they'll.pay for it." He re-
ery ten years the State .o "erred' tothe area beyond
'' Florida goes through a pro- At the close ofhis'remarks, Rep--' Lorerizi'o through. the road
cesss called reapportionmen t.> resentative Kendnck responded to. -.,past the.FSU Mriiin Lab. St.
SThis happens to be my first '-: questions. Isla'ider Bob Harper ...Jode:ants to tnrove-that road.
term and my first stab at re- iriqutred into the bike path. 'inlaid including highv-ay-
apportionment. Fortunately, progress and Mr. Kendrick rec-' .'-'319."
S...Dfstrict l-. which is mine .' ommended he inquire tb the State '
and District 11 ... both have-.: Park service that has been ,very S' arl
ver conservative Democrats -, active in constructing greenways. CU U
S... I eel pretty gdod about the and trails. Frank Latham com- '
., .reapportionment prces.-Ac- '. plained about the statute that re- .
i tlually. our rflaglc ntiinber this quires frequent inspections or- -
year-that they\'want to get all aerobic systems, asking ir legis- '' ,or the past thirteen years the
Sthe House "districts- at. lation might be made allowing .; Uhrit6ed'Meth6dist Qhurch oih St.
133.000 ... My District today '' homeowners to inspect their \ow6n ,;Brge r Iland his held its tradi:
is at 143.000. L.need to.drop 'systems. Lathain exclaimed, -lohal gigantic indoor./outddor
10.000. I'm hoplh' I'll IbS it "...This is the biggest ripoft in the yard sale.as ah annual fundraiser
Son- the-West end and-not on.- State .. As a permanent resident : tosupport ts rapidly growihg.con-
theeast end... One pafty-has I should beable to inspectt mn own gregatlon. This year's event will be
al'eadv statede, they d6h't aerobic system and not pay S300 held on. Stluaray." October '0,
care what the other party a year tosomeone else todo that... from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00-pi n.
Comes up \t1ti. thev'i'e'eoing s- e need to do something about ;The Chiu ch is located at 201.E.
to Court..: ith thai attitude. : this.:.' ihe said to Kendrick'. Mr.-. Gulf Beach "Drive.on St. -George
; you're not going to get.any.- endrick tok. theriitatter under -'Island. Many interesting house-
where. We're probably going advisement. Bill HIattley raised hold items will be available for the
to Waste 58 days of session .:- several questions. mairily asking baigain-.wise shopper!
- woming about reappo'rion- --i .'-vhere the Representative "stood -- -
Sment for nothing. if they are 'Qii-various issues such as dredg- ;'This year's fuimdraiser ii desig-
Sgoing to let the Courts decide ing the Apalachicola River. the united for the parsonage building
:: ,the matter). II you have: Tn-ri-rter negotiations, and the kt.' The community tradition-
something to say on this is-' "fight between the oystermen and ally supports' this annual event
ue, E-mail it to me and il "'l the Department of Agriculture." with great enthusiasm and
Sturrn t over.to the Commit-.- .Representative Kendrick' ir~--, late-Coi.rs \won't find.much left!
Stee.'the Speaker pr the'qov- sponded to the question aby s -Spend 'the day 6oi beaitifl St.
: ernor." .. : .. ing-that for a time. he tfiought -..George 'I-sTa-rnid-.and,-I:ehjoy a
'~- ,: 'someone Is trying to put tlhe'to-. fun-filed shopping excursion at
-Representatives have onlY: fi'e .:cal oyster industry% o'ut-of busi- the same time! Donations may be
bills they may e'itel-into tie leg-' 'rness...". .- '- br'oght'td the Church or arrange-
islautveprocess in a ghen session '' mients for.pick-up cLn be made
-He found th his fist session that "Thrie have.been several in- I '~ cllng event Clhirman Peggy
S- .,dividuals id'etil'ied in State"-, Moore at (850j'927-4039.

;'- .'., ". `-'.. '; :: .Alligator Harbor (#18) ShellfrishHarvesting Area in Franklin County -. '
'. i,<; .'. .. '. ., '. '' :-'q . . ". ",i:'.. " .
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LVWSD Board Hires New Employee:

May Lose Commissioner

By Rene Topping
Lanark village Water and Sewer
.District Board met at 8 p.m. on
September 18 for their regular
meeting following a final hearing
on their 2001/02 budget. They
had a full agenda that took over 2
hours to complete.
The first item on the agenda was
to discuss the problem that has
arisen in relation to Commis-
sioner Greg Yancey. Yancey had
moved to Panama City and had
stayed on as a commissioner as
it was thought that he owned
property in the District.
After the August meeting Yancey
had found out that a quit claim
deed necessary for him to have
ownership had never been re-
corded at the Courthouse. He had
said he would rectify that but in
as much as he had not contacted
either of the other two commis-
sioners or had come to the meet-
ing it was requested that a certi-
fied letter be sent to him request-
ing a reply with either his resig-
nation or a copy of the quit claim
Under the current policy a per-
son can be a commissioner even
if he lives far away, providing that
he holds property in the district.
The commissioners also inter-
viewed Stanley F. McClure for the
employee job open after, the
Griswold Brothers had resigned.
McClure was also questioned by
Wayne Conrad and Richard
Musgrave and he told them he
'.held a journey man's license in
plumbing and had worked in the
.field all his working days. All of
.the parties felt he was qualified.
'The commissioners voted to hire
.him with a three month proba-
David Currie who has been work-
ing for the district as an OPS em-
ployee will assist McClure in
many aspects of the job.
Jim Phillips said that the young
man had a lot to learn but was
doing quite well in a laboring po-
sition. The commissioners voted
to hire him on a contract.
'Wayne Conrad who is on site op-
erator for the district will be hired
to oversee the other two employ-
'ees starting October 1. He will not
-physically do the work but will
'make sure there is a program of
'daily maintenance and he will see
,that the grounds are maintained.
'He will coordinate all of the work
'in the district.

Lawlor thanked Jim Phillips for
the extra help in the emergency
both employees resigned.,
Commissioner Lawlor suggested
that the limit of $100 for emer-
gency use is too little. Blanchett
made a motion to raise the
arhount to $500, with a report of
expenditures be made at the next
There was discussion about the
valves on the Water tower. They
need to be found. The work on the
tank should be done within' the
next month.
Musgrave said that on the man-
holes that are leaking in Gulf Ter-
race they are proposing to test a
new product in the next week or
A small raise will be given to a
current employee with an in-
crease of 5 per cent starting on
October 1.
The district attorney Tommy Th-
ompson said that he had placed
liens on 3 accounts in the district
that are in arrears. He explained
that the lien stayed in place if the
person does not pay the bill. At
the time of a sale the money will'
be taken out of the seller's money.
He added that if someone buys a
place that has a lien on it and does
not have a title search, they will
have taken the risk upon them-
selves. He added that district does
not have to turn on the water and
can keep it off until the lien is
paid, He added that the district
can foreclose on a property.
The next regular meeting will be
held at 7 p.m. at Chillas Hall on
October 16.

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Fostoria Glass, American Pat-
tern #2056, for eight persons,
clear glass dishware housed in
cherry cabinet. Extensive set
priced at $2000. Must be seen
to be appreciated. Please call
850-385-4003 for appoint-

I am a Highway 20 resident who
is working on a book about old
fishing lures. If you have any
lures that may have been made
before 1960, please let me take
a look at them. I am also inter-
ested in lure boxes, lure litera-
ture, or any information you
may have about old lures.
Thanks. Frank Carter 574-9718.

Tea-cart of solid walnut with
fold out leaves and silverware
drawer, mounted on two wheels
and shelves made by Amana,
Iowa furniture makers. $375.
Please call 850-385-4003.

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 09/20/01 Invoice No. 6609
D. [, ... ., i ..I .. ...h M I ..,,, F, hrob c .,.., hll ,4
TagNo PKZ168 Year 1994 Stat OK VinNo. IZVLT20AXR514605
To Owner: Barbara Eucker or Ted Lucas To Lien Holder: We.Finance, Inc.
P.O. Box 969 712 E. Highland
Shawnee, OK 74802 Shawnee, OK 74801

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/13/01 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below.,They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and'each of you are hereby notified that on 10/18/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited withthe Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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Refuge House clients are in
need of the following in good
working condition: washer,
dryer, bunk beds and mat-
tresses, chest of drawers. If you
c; an provide any of the above,
please contact our office at 653-
5,815 sq. ft. commercial build-
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*;on 215'x250' lot in the Lanark
Village Retirement Community.
$238,000. Call 850-697-3395
(697-3183 nights/weekends).

Single wide mobile home. 2BR/
2BA Diplomat and 1/3 acre
property. Near school system.
On paved road in Woodville:
Has central heat & air and a
gas stove. Fenced in back yard
and circular driveway in front.
$20,000 obo. 850-421-2182.


The Franklin Chronicle


5 October 2001 Pase 9

LV Water And

Sewer District



By Rene Topping
The Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District held a public hear-
ing on the District's Budget, at
Chillas Hall, at 7 p.m. on Septem-
ber 18. Commissioners Hershall
Blanchett and James (Jim) Lawlor
were present. The third commis-
sioner Greg Yancey was not able
to attend. Also there was attor-
ney Tommy Thompson, Engineer
Richard Musgrove, Operator
Wayne Conrad, On site operator
Jim Phillips and Office Manager
Bobbye Winchester.
No member of the public at-
The commissioners first voted on
Resolution 108 on a budget of
$300,032 to cover all cost of all
debt service, annual operating
cost, and future operations and
The budget had been published
in a local paper.
There were no questions and the
budget was passed. The budget
for the district is maintained by
the customer base. The commis-
sioners then turned their atten-
tion to an increase in the Water
and Sewer rates for some custom-

Residential Water Rates will be
$24.00. There is a system charge
of $13.50 per meter, Water Rate
will be $10.50 for 0-4000 gallons.
Over 4000 it will be $2.00 per
1000 gallons.
Commercial Water Rates will be
$24.00 with systems charge of
$13.50 per meter. Water rate will
be $10.50 per month for 0-4000
gallons. Over 4000 gallons $2.20
per gallon.

Residential Sewer Rates (are
based on water use) will be $24.00
for the first 4000 gallons of wa-
ter. Over 4000, $2.00 per each
1000 gallons of water used.
Commercial Sewer Rates will be
$24.00 for the water used 0-4000
and $2.20 per each 1000 over
4000 gallons.
Duplex Dwellings or multi-family
on the same site serviced by the
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1. District Intent
The MR-1 district is intended to be located
in areas designated Mixed Use-A, B. or C
on the Future Land Use Map of the
Comprehensive Plan. in close proximity to
more intensive non-residential uses.
including commercial end office uses: and
to residentially compatible public facities
such as schools, parks. and transit
facilities. The MR-1 district shall provide
for a wide range of residential housing
types. The maximum gross density allowed
for new residential development in the
MR-I district is 16 dwelling units per acre,
while the minimum gross density allowed
is 8 dwelling units per acre, unless
constraints of concurrency or
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sage ot this ordinance, shall pay
the system charge of $24.00. All
usage over 4000 gallons of water
per month will have a water and
sewer charge of $2.00 per 1000
gallons per month.
Residential and Commercial oc-
cupying the same site serviced by
the same service connection shall
pay the minimum system charge
of $24.00. All usage over 4000
gallons of water per month will
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Franklin .


October 5 October 25, 2001
By Tom Campbell
Friday, October 5-Visual and Per-
forming Arts Division of Gulf Coast
Community College.will present a
comedy, "The Compleat Works of Wilm
Shkspr, Abridged," on October 5
through October 14 in the Amelia G.
Tapper Center for The Arts Theatre
Lab. Friday and Saturday perfor-
mances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday per-
formances at 2:30 p.m. Admission is
$5 at the door. For reservations call
872-3886. The production is recom-
mended for mature audiences. Seat-
ing liniited and reservations recom-
mended. Admission free for GCCC
students, faculty and staff.
Friday, October 5-Apalachicola Na-
tional Forest Shooting Range near
Tallahassee will be closed during Oc-
tober for maintenance and repairs.
Expect this work to take the entire
month to complete, according to Ed
Tyer, program director. The range, lo-
cated approximately five miles west of
Springhill Road on the north side of
Forest Road 305, is a cooperative
project between the FWC and
Apalachicola National Forest. Program
is related to FWC's Hunter Education
program for public use. For more info,
contact 850-413-0085.
Saturday, October 6-Victory Over
Violence sponsors the First Annual
Kayak-A-Thon to bring awareness of
Domestic Violence to the attention of
Franklin County, October 6, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at St. George Island State
Park. Registration forms and pledge
sheets are located around the county
at Apalachicola and Carrabelle High
Schools and Gulf State Banks. Admis-
sion to St. George Island State Park
will be waived on Oct. 6 for partici-
pants and general public attending
the Kayak-A-Thon. Be sure to let the
Gate know you are there for "Victory
Over Violence Kayak-A-Thon." For in-
formation call C.J. at 670-5641 or
Jeannie at 653-3313.
Monday, October 8-Columbus Day
Observance-No school on Monday,
October 8-observance of Columbus
Day. Classes resume on October 9.
Tuesday, October 9-Apalachicola
High School-School Advisory Com-

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dia Center. Allmembers are urged to
attend. Guests are welcome.
Wednesday, October 10-Freshman
Class informational meeting at
Apalachicola High School at 7 p.m. in
the Media Center. All parents are in-
vited to attend this meeting. Impor-
tant information regarding academics
and activities are distributed.
Tuesday, October 9-Gulf Coast
Community College Health Sciences
Division will present an information
session on careers in dental assisting
on October 9 at 6:30 p.m. (CST) in the
Health Sciences Building, room 311.
An additional session will take place
October 16 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) at the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe.
Florida. For more information call Kim
Guilford at 747-3244 or Sue Suggs at
769-1551, ext. 5832.
Wednesday, October 10-Gulf of
Mexico Fishery Management Council
will convene its Socioeconomic Panel
(SEP) to review available social and
economic information on gag, vermil-
ion snapper, etc. The SEP meeting will
begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 10 and conclude at 4 p.m. on
Friday, October 12. Meeting held at
Tampa Hilton Airport Westshore, 2225
Lois Avenue. Tampa, Florida. A copy
of the agenda can be obtained by call-
ing 813-228-2815.
Thursday, October 11-FSU
Mainstage production of Meredith
Wilson's "The Music Man," 8 p.m.,
Richard Fallon Theatre, Fine Arts
Building. comer of Copeland and Call
Streets. Fee. For information call
644-6500. (Also playing October
12-13, and 18-20 at 8 p.m. October
14, 20, 21 at 2:30 p.m.)
Thursday, October 11-The Sea Oats
Garden Club of Carrabelle will hold
their next meeting on Thursday, Oc-
tober 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Episco-
pal Church at 110 N.E. First Street in
Carrabelle. A speaker will address the
group about black bears in our area.
The general public is invited ,to attend
this informative program.
Thursday, October 11 14-First
Annual Florida Panhandle Birding
and Wildflower Festival. Fall Hawk
migration is at its peak. Wildflowers
are covering the coastline. Migrating
Monarch Butterflies color the land-
scape. Sparkling white beaches beg for
guests. Natural areas deserted by all'
but flocks of shore and woodland birds
invite you. From Port St. Joe to
Apalachicola to Carrabelle to Alliga-
tor Point, miles of unspoiled coastal
habitat, notable for its lack of devel-
opment, attract over 340 bird species
and other wildlife. Here's a way of life
largely unchanged since the 1930's
and 1940's. For more information,
contact The St. Joe Wildlife Sanctu-
ary and Educational Center at 2098
Highway 71 in Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
or phone 850-229-9464 or email:
info@birdfestival.org and make plans
to attend.
Saturday, October 13-The Board of
Directors of St. George Plantation
Owners' Association wishes to inform
the Membership that the Annual
Meeting called to order on Saturday,
September 15, 2001, was recessed by
majority vote of members present and
rescheduled to convene on Saturday,
October 13, 2001 Noon, second floor,
Clubhouse, 1712 Magnolia Road, St.
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Quilt to be raffled from Page 1

cry hundred years ana men dies:
It can become over 30 feet tall as
it blossoms on long "arms" ex-
tending from the center stem. It
is truly awesome as the expres-
sion goes. Several bloomed on the
Island during the summer of 2000
and to celebrate the entrance into
a new century this plant seemed
to be symbolic. Eunice Hartmann
interpreted the Century plant in
fabric with sewing machine em-
broidery enhancement. Eunice
was once again the designer of
this year's quilt.
The St. George Island Quilters
includes many people who did not
do squares or even sew. Judy
Crawford has labeled and stuffed
more envelopes with raffle tickets
than she cares to think about as
have many others including
Teresa Driscoll, Lou Ellis, Eileen
Fleck, Barbara Reed, Ellie
Zimmerman, Celeste Wall and
Roselee Kelly. Putting a quilt to-
gether is similar to doing a Chi-
nese puzzle even if the measure-
ments are taken twice. Jean
Poggi, Jane Jones and several
others found that a real challenge
this year.
The tiny stitches that hold to-
gether the bottom to the top of a
quilt and enhance each design are

still to be placed as this is being
written. It is a learning process
and the group welcomes all who
care to give their time each
Wednesday morning 10-12 am at
the old fire house on Pine St. E.
The Quilter's raffle tickets are sold
November 2-4. Apalachicola.
Raffle tickets are being enclosed
by your bank from APALACHI-
STATE BANK during October.
Return your ticket with your
money to your bank or mail it in
the enclosed envelope. Prudential
Resort Realty, Collins Realty,
Caldwell Banker Realty and Gulf
Coast Realty will also have quilt
raffle tickets available or call
927-2820 or 927-2116.
The money earned through the
raffle of each year's ST. GEORGE
ISLAND QUILT benefits the ST.
SPONDER UNIT. SO, buy 3 raffle
tickets for $ 5 or 1 for $2. You may
win a beautiful queen size quilt
and benefit our most important
service organization. The drawing
for this year's quilt is Sunday
November 4th. You need not be
present to win, but you cannot
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heard anything from anybody
about redistricting. He was to help
a committee headed by County
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
with redrawing new voter districts
based on population. "As far as
I'm concerned, we're right where
we were to start with," he said.
Salary supplements were also
approved at the meeting held in
the library of Apalachicola High
School. At Carrabelle High School
supplements were requested by
Principal Nick O'Grady for Joe
Hayes as athletic director, boys
basketball, junior varsity football
and for Billy Pierini as acting head
football coach and head baseball
coach, Lynn Clark as varsity
cheerleader coach, and Donna
Barber as junior varsity cheer-
leader coach. Others included se-
nior and junior sponsors and
yearbook sponsor.
Supplements for Apalachicola
High School include those for
Coach Keith Bland, Band Direc-
tor Robert Coursey and others
working with football, basketball,
softball, track, volleyball, cheer-
leader sponsors, senior and jun-
ior class sponsors, peer teacher,
including Gordon Pongratz, Mike
Todd, David Walker, 'Polly
Edmiston, Gabrille Matthews,
Alfred Smith, Paul Bankston, B.
T. Hinson, Nina Marks, Tirah
Chitty, Marilyn Reynolds, Karyl
Gavigan, Dustin Martina,' and
Valerie Rochelle, head custodian.
Requests for Chapman Elemen-
tary supplements included
Sharon Carlson, elementary guid-
ance and curriculum specialist,
Mary Williams, yearbook sponsor,
and Elinor Mount-Simmons, Safe
and Drug Free School contact.
Brown Elementary supplements
were requested for Kim McKinney,
year book, Wanda Teat, curricu-
lum/guidance, and B. T. Hinson,
Following the special meeting a
closed expulsion hearing was

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there were larger sections using maps and text, describing various
methods of travel and "how to get here." Very few of the modern-day,
full color promotions do not carry this emphasis, except to show a
regional map where important landmarks, such as large cities, can
be quickly recognized.
Indeed, in the early area promotions the clear emphasis is on the.
geography and travel routes into the area, remote as it was in the first.
decades of the last century. The promoters perceived the chief appeal'
to be investment opportunity, not tourism, nor appreciation of the-
environment, except to emphasize the remoteness and pristine qual-
ity of the unfettered landscape and wildlife. In some respects, the
appeals to the robust and rugged traveler are reminiscent of similar
calls to action from the American West, beckoning newcomers into a
"land of opportunity," as part of the California "gold rush" days, or
races for cheap land in the mid-west and west.
The internal evidence contained in these antique promotional book-
lets and brochures provides the reader with historical value, as the
inclusion or exclusion of present-day highways, railroads, water-
routes, bridges, and towns helps to date the documents and reveal
interesting facets. For example, in the accompanying maps showing
what purports to be highway 71 in present day labeling was the "Bee
Line Highway" many decades ago, pre-dating highway 65 and 98.
The chief mode of travel was by rail and water, not the automobile, as
if to heavily underscore the vast changes that have occurred in the
last 50-70 years.
Indeed, travel by rail was extremely important, and the omission of
more recent highways helps to date the material.
The modern materials clearly emphasize one "selling point" and that
includes the environmental attributes such as catch phrases like "Ac-
tivities here revolve around the natural environment... In the earlier
days, no such references are found, but there is a decided emphasis
on certain geographical attributes as these might relate to business
investment, not tourism. In fact, the modern era promotional materi-
als promote tourism and some aspects of environmental matters, such
as those that involve "ecotourism" a new term in the lexicon of area
promotion. There are clear references to recreational fishing; very
little on the various aspects of commercial fishing nor harvesting.
Advertising within the modern promotional matter is extensive, lav-
ish, colorful, clearly aimed at the traveling public. In the older mate-
rials, such as the excerpted matter in this article, there is very little
advertising, and when published, it amounts to a mention of the busi-
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Franklin Bulletin Board
from Page 9
Saturday, October 13-The Wakulla
Community Theatre will return to
Apalachicola's Dixie Theatre on Sat-
urday. October 13 at 8 p.m. to per-
form "By Request." a musical review
that features some of Broadway's most
famous show tunes. Tickets are $ 10
at the door. For more information
about "By Request" and other upcom-
ing events at Dixie Theatre, phone the
box office at Dixie Theatre at
Sunday, October 14-5:00 to 7:00
p.m.-The Boys' Choir of Tallahassee
will hold a benefit concert at New Mt.
Zion AME Church. 1401 Old
Bainbridge Road. Tallahassee. The
benefit will raise funds for travel ex-
penses so that the Boys' Choir can
make the trip to Washington. D.C. to
receive an award from the President's
Committee on the Arts and Humani-
ties. President Bush will present the
award. Choir Director Earle Lee said.
"The performance will include 'Amaz-
ing Grace.' 'New York. New York,' and
other favorites as a tribute to those
who lost their lives in the September
11 terrorist attacks."
Wednesday, October 24-Panhandle
Poets and Writers meeting. 7 p.m. at
Episcopal Church in Carrabelle. In-
terested persons are invited to share
something they have written or just
to listen. New officers will be elected
and all members are urged to be
present. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, October 25-AMVETS
Post 107 located in Carrabelle was
founded in 2000 and received charter
in March, 200 1. This is the only Post
between Panama City and Jackson-
ville. The officers and members of Post
107 would like to invite all veterans
who were Honorably Released or cur-
rently serving to join AMVETS Post
107. Meeting night is the Last Thurs-
day of each month, this month will be
October 25 at 7 p.m. in the Franklin
County Senior Center, First Street and
Avenue F in Carrabelle.

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