Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: February 8, 2002
Copyright Date: 2002
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Florida's First Lady To Re-Dedicate

Raney House

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Columba Bush, Florida's First
Lady, will hold a re-dedication &
ribbon cutting ceremony at the
newly restored Raney House Mu-
seum in Apalachicola on Monday,
February 25.
Mrs. Bush will be welcomed to the
Raney House at 12:30 p.m. by
Mayor Alan Pierce and Laura
Moody, President of the Apalachi-
cola Area Historical Society. Also
present as special guests will be
approximately 30 descendants of
the Raney family. The public is
invited to participate in the cer-
emony and special invitations
have been sent to city and state
Architect for the project is Randy
Lewis, AIA, who has overseen the
restoration of significant Talla-
hassee buildings including the
Munroe House (LeMoyne Art
Foundation Gift Shop) and the
Old Capitol cupola, plus many
others. Mr. Lewis is a partner in
the Manausa Lewis and Dodson
architectural firm. The general
contractor is Ben Withers, Inc.
from Panacea. ,
At 1 p.m. the First Lady and re-
dedication party will adjourn to
the Coombs House Inn for a light
lunch hosted by-Lynn Wilson
Spohrer, Secretary of the Society.
Members of the public who would
like to meet Mrs. Bush and mem-
bers of the Raney descendants are
invited. A tax-free donation of $15
to the Raney House project is sug-

Restoration of the museum is by
the Apalachicola Area Historical
Society with a grant sponsored in
part by the State of Florida, De-
partment of State, Division of His-
torical Resources, assisted by the
Historic Preservation Advisory
Council. The late George Chapel
with the assistance of Laura
Moody, applied for the Special
Category Grant in 1999. George
Chapel was president of the
Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety for approximately 18 years
and was a trustee on the Board
of Florida Trust for Historic Pres-
ervation for several terms.
The story of the Raney house is
interwoven with the lives of the
Raney family and the booming
cotton port of Apalachicola in the
I early 1800s. David Greenway
Raney, Sr. and his wife Harriet
Frances Jordan, both Virginians,
were married in 1834 in Aspalaga,
Gadsden County and soon after
settled in Apalachicola. The
Raneys had nine children, rais-
ing six to maturity. Their three
sons served in the Confederate
forces, David G. Jr, as a marine
officer, Edward J. in the cavalry
and George P. in the infantry.
Later, David Jr. served as Mayor
of the city, Edward married and
moved to Bainbridge, GA and the
Youngest 'son, -George Pettus,
Raney was elected to the State
Legislature in 1868 after comDlet-

Continued on Page 10

Brian Goercke

Part I

As told to Tom Campbell and Tom Hoffer
Reflecting upon his recent return from, Zimbabwe, Brian Goercke
spoke about his experiences in this African nation undergoing politi-
cal and economic turmoil. Mr. Goercke, former editor of The Franklin
Chronicle, noted that this volunteer service "makes you understand
what you really value in life. If makes the petty concerns ... the little
things that might bother you ... not bother you as much."
Zimbabwe is a nation barely 20 years out of colonial bondage from
Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The current president of Zim-
babwe, Robert Mugabe, seems determined to make a dictatorship of
the country. A series of political events from the country's ruling gov-
ernment led to the suspension of the Peace Corps Program in Zimba-
Mr. Goercke was one of 43 volunteers evacuated from the country on
the suspension of the program. The government of Zimbabwe rejected
work permits for all teacher trainees who had arrived just three months
earlier. The trainees were unable to stay in the country without work
The Peace Corps has continuously monitored the viability of its pro-
gram due to the volatile political and economical conditions. In 2000,
as violence escalated in the country due to parliamentary elections,
the program size was reduced by nearly two thirds. Mr. Goercke was
given the choice of continuing his volunteer service in one of the
country's urban areas. He decided to work in Harare, the country's
capital. Over 350 Peace Corps volunteers have worked in Zimbabwe
since the first group arrived.
Mr, Goercke'concluded his third year of service on November 20, 2001,
He began his long flight home to New York on December 10, which
included stops in South Africa and the Netherlands. He arrived after
Christmas in Ft. Pierce, Florida to collect his car and visited Franklin
County on his way north.
The following includes excerpts from a two-hour interview on Janu-
ary 4th conducted by Tom Campbell and Tom Hoffer of The Chronicle.
Chronicle: The experiences in the Peace Corps seems to provide fo-
cus to your life and what you want to do with your life.
Continued on Page 10

Volume 11, Number 3 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER February 8 21, 2002

Senate Committee Report Places 7 Rank = 66th in 67 f
Franklin County 64th In 2001 Rank __ j-- Gadsden h in7

of Florida Schools counties

Wakulla County Ranks Number 2 In State C Leon
A Report And Commentary By Tom Campbell
A report titled "Education in Florida, 2001-2002 Edition," A Senate Rin 367r
Appropriations Committee Report, shows Franklin County School Counties
District ranked 64 out of 67 in Florida. By contrast, neighboring Liberty
Wakulla County School District moved "up from the third highest W kul
grade point average (GPA) in 2000 to the second highest in 2001." Rank= ak a
The school grades are "based on'Florida Comprehensive Assessment 9th in 67
Testing (FCAT) which was given to fourth, fifth, eighth and tenth grad- Rank= Counties Rank = 2nd in 67
ers. 18th in 67 Counties
Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton and Taylor counties received D-plusRank6
grades, the lowest in the state. The state average in 2001 was C-plus. Gulf Rank 64Cothies
in 67 Counties
Gulf County, in Performance Measures, 2001 Overall Performance,
was ranked number 18th out of 67 Florida counties. This translates Fr i
to a grade equivalent for Gulf Count Schools B-minus.

Performance Measures:
2001 School Grades

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0 20 40 60 80 100
Actual Performance as a Percent of Maximum Performance
Figure 7: Highest Performing Districts

0 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
Actual Performance as a Percent of Maximum Performance
Figure 8: Lowest Performing Districts

Source: "A statistical review of education in Florida." A
Florida Senate Appropriations Committee Report (2001 -
2002 edition) January 2002.

Senate Appropriations Committee Report
Senator John McKay, president, and Senator Lisa Carlton, chairper-
son, of the Senate Appropriations Committee Report, released the
accounting last week. The report grades each of the 67 counties in
Florida on their performance based on grades received by schools
within the district.
The top five performing districts in 2001 were Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Calhoun, Monroe and Sarasota. The five lowest performing districts
in the state were Hamilton, Gadsden, Taylor, Franklin and DeSoto
The state legislature has been active in comparing school districts
and, according to some sources, "may eventually attach bonus fund-
ing to school districts that perform well as a whole."
As for Actual Performance as a Percent of Maximum Performance,
Franklin County ranked fourth from bottom, or 44 Percent of Maxi-
mum 55 Percent on Performances Measures, according to the Senate
Questions need to be answered as to why the Franklin School Dis-
trict is ranked so low. What can be done to improve the ranking in the
Asked to comment, Mikel Clark, Assistant Superintendent of Franklin
County School District, said, "In Franklin County, our district schools
are 'pressing on' toward improvement in the educational opportuni-
ties and instruction we provide for our students. Teachers are em-
phasizing the Sunshine State Standards in their lessons. The district
has expanded the use of technology in the instructional program and
students are instructed with the Standards imbedded into their cur-
riculum. With continued support of parents and our communities, I
believe our overall student performance will improve."
Table 10. Performance Measures: School Grades
2001 Overall District Performance
SDistt Point Assignment Average Grade Max 0ol 2001
District A=4 I B3-C=2I D1 l'IFiO ITotal Points Equlv Points Max Rank

Liberty I 4 9 2 | 0| I._ 15 3.001 B 20 75.0 1 9
wa u il ;0|1:. : I O I 1.01 85.0 1 :2'1
I State Total | 2,296 .':795T1-2322 1.. 396 1.' 0 1 5,88091 ::. 2.42 1:'C+- '9.600 .' 60.5 I- :
Source: "A statistical review of education in Florida." A
Florida Senate Appropriations Committee Report (2001 -
2002 edition) January 2002.
One of the keys to improving overall student performance appears to
be getting parents more involved with their children's education. In
homes where parents (or guardians) expect and encourage their young
people to do well in school, prepare their homework and participate
actively in classroom work, the students demonstrate a high degree
of learning and keep their grades above C or C-plus.
Mikel Clark said, "According to the district information from the Florida
Department of Education, based upon the School Grades assigned
by DOE, Franklin County Schools Overall District Performance from
2000 to 2001 improved from an overall Score of 1.7 to an overall
score of 2.0."
Parents should be encouraged to become actively involved in their
children's school work. Some parents may need guidance as to what
they should do.
Continued on Page 10

Inside This Issue 10 Pages
Franklin Briefs ................. 2 Armistead-Gilbert
Weems Hospital ................. 2 Wedding ........................ 6
Editorial & Commentary Lighthouse .................... 7
...................................... 3, 4 Census Data .................. 7
Mediation on Fishing Issues Stormwater Repairs.......7. 7
......................................... 5 St. George Charity Cookoff8
Scholarship Watch ............. 5 School District Technology
...................................... 9

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Registration for Next
Year to Be Announced
in February

"State of the

Charter School"

Delivered by

Principal Jeff


Enrollment to Double
Next Year
On Thursday evening, January
31st, amid parents and students,
Principal Jeff Weiner of the
Apalachicola Bay Charter School
delivered his "State of the School"
address, citing progress during
the current school year, and pro-
jecting plans for next year.
Enrollment at the ABC Schools
will double next year, going from
the current 62 students now en-
rolled up to 124 for next year.
Registration will be announced
sometime in February. On August
15, 2002, the ABC Schools will
move from the present temporary
location in the Apalachicola Civic
Center to a ten-acre campus west
of Apalachicola. Students will at-
tend classes in temporary class-
rooms numbering 7,900 square
feet. Plans are already in process
for a permanent building for the
following school year (2003-4).
Mr. Weiner also announced that
every class room teacher cur-
rently employed will be returning
to ABC Schools next year.
Mr. Weiner's remarks are ex-
cerpted below:
"First I want to thank the
teachers for their dedication
and hard work. Without
them, we would not have
such a positive State of the
School Report today. They are
the backbone of any educa-
tional institution. Second, I
want to thank the Board of
Directors for their unselfish
leadership. Third, I want to
thank the parents for sup-
porting the school and teach-
ers. Lastly, I want to thank
our students for tying so
"As you are aware, much of
our focus so far this school
year has been on the mastery
of basic skills. The teachers
and I are witnessing learning,
and we are real happy about
that. In addition, social
growth and good citizenship
Continued on Page 9

Principal Jeff Weiner


Trains For


By Sue Cronkite
Ideas and options for fast-track
commuter trains whizzing over
Franklin, Wakulla and Leon coun-
ties were outlined by John
Hedrick at the February 5 meet-
ing of the Apalachicola City
Hedrick is president of the
non-profit People's Transit orga-
nization, headquartered in Talla-
hassee, which brought AMTRAK
service to the Florida Panhandle.
In his presentation, Hedrick of-
fered several options, including a
long-term commuter system with
Tallahassee as the hub.
The long-term option outlined by
Hedrick would use old railroad
tracks to launch fast commuter
trains from outlying areas includ-
ing Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St.
George Island, Carrabelle, and
Lanark Village, to Tallahassee.
"Many people in the area drive to
Tallahassee to work now," he said.
"It's the future."
Hedrick said he is now "merely
planting seeds" of ideas. The op-
tions he outlined included a
billion-dollar-plus commuter sys-
tem, a more condensed line tying
Franklin County to Chattahoo-
chee, then Tallahassee at about
one-fourth billion, with a bus-only
option with a $319,000 a year
price tag.
"Florida Department of Transpor-
tation has money available, there
are grants that could be gotten,"
said Hedrick. In answer to Com-
missioner Mitchell Bartley's ques-
tion on how many people needed
to support such a system, Hedrick
said there seems to be a wave of
smaller cities moving in the direc-
tion of commuter transit systems.
"With Apalachicola's 2,500 popu-
lation, I don't see how we need a
rapid-transit system," said Mayor
Alan Pierce. A citizen observed
that since "people in Tallahassee

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The Franklin Chronicle



February 5, 2002
Present: Commissioner
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal; Commissioner
Clarence Williams;
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders
Kendall Wade reported to the
Commissioners that the plan for
electronic processing of county
paychecks has been postponed
until problems of transfer can be
worked out. Paychecks will con-
tinue to'be distributed by the con-
ventional means until further

Superintendent of Public
Hubert Chipman requested per-
mission to advertise an opening
for a half-time person in his de-

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan has been reappointed
to the 2002-2003 Vibrio vulnificus
Education Subcommittee by the
ISSC executive Board Chairper-
son. The National Marine Fishing
Service economic model survey is
being conducted this week (Feb-
ruary 4-8) in Franklin County.
Dave Harrington (Georgia Sea
Grant), Gray Graham (Texas Sea
Grant) and Mike Travis (NMFS)
are in Franklin County meeting
with shrimp fishermen and pro-
cessors to obtain social and eco-
nomic input to improve the eco-
nomic model the NMFS currently
uses to predict the social and eco-
nomic impacts of Federal regula-
tions on the industry.
*On January 29, 2002, the Gover-
nor and Cabinet approved the list
of clam aquaculture applicants for
Alligator Harbor. On January 30,
several members of the Survey
Committee met with Mark
Berrigan (Department of Aquac-
ulture) and representatives of
Baskerville-Donovan to review the
survey requirements and to
iron-out details.
The Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services invites all
Florida aquaculture farmers and
commercial fishermen and
women to participate in a "Listen-
ing Session" on Friday, February
8th from 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
at the Franklin County Court-
house. On February 8th, at 1:00
p.m. the Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture marketing, Univer-
sity of Florida, and the Division
of Aquaculture will discuss initia-
tives that are presently in the
works concerning the oyster in-
dustry. Contact: Cindy Quincey,

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson, Solid Waste Direc-
tor, reported that in the Legisla-
ture, there were two bills that po-
tentially would end county fund-
ing for solid waste disposal. Van
Johnson requested permission to
attend meetings in the Capital on
these issues. The Board approved.
Commission Jimmy Mosconis vol-
unteered to attend with Mr.

Hearing on Land Use
Change and Re-Zoning
After considerable debate, on a
land use and rezoning of lots 5,
7, 8 and 9, Block 7, David Brown
Estates', Land use change from
Residential to Commercial rezon-
ing R-1 single family residential
to C-4 Commercial residential, the
Board approved the recom-
mended changes by Planning and
Zoning advisory committee. Attoi--
ney Douglas Gaidry, representing
the interests of some local
Eastpoint citizens who had inter-
ests in residential buildings, ex-
pressed a concern about the lack

Stump and root grind-
ing, reduced to chips. No
job too small or large.
Call Clarence DeWade in
Lanark Village at 697-

of planning commercial develop-
ment in the areas to be affected.
Jamie Crum, realtor, advocated
that the recommendation for re-
zoning and land use changes be
adopted. Another party kept in-
sisting that the areas affected
were wetlands but Jimmy
Mosconis called the comment out
of order since that issue is nor-
mally dealt with when building
permits are being sought, not in
a rezoning hearing. The Board
approved the request as Chairper-
son Eddie Creamer recused him-
self from the vote since he was one
of the land owners advocating the

Other Business
David Kennedy has evaluated the
Brett property in Lanark for the
need to have the drainage ease-
ment along the eastern boundary
as Mr. Pierce had requested from
the Bretts during the county
settlement negotiation. David
says that a drainage easement is
not necessary because the Bretts,
in the development of their sub-
division, are going to be required
to handle their own run-off and
there is no other property that
needs this drainage easement.
The Board approved dropping the
drainage easement from the final
plat for the Brett's subdivision,
Blue Water Bay.
The Governor's Office approved
the county's new boundaries of
the Enterprise Zone. No action
needed by Board.
There will be a simulated crash
at the airport on March 6 for di-
saster training.
The Board signed the application
for Payment in Lieu of Taxes form.
The County will receive
$167,197.73 from the State of
The Board signed an Amendment
to the Agreement with Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission raising the amount
of funds in the Derelict Vessel
Grant from $8,000.00 to
The Board signed a contract with
Townsend Marine to remove der-
elict vessels for $70,800.00.
The State Department of Trans-
portation will start resurfacing US
98 from Magnolia Bluff in
Eastpoint to SR 65 this month.
The Board was informed that Mr.
Bill Carpenter, Department of
Transportation (DOT), called to
say DOT will be installing advance
warning stop signs and rumble
strips at the Y-junction of 98/319.
The. Board was informed that
county has received a letter from
DOT saying they do not have
funds to install security lights on
the portion of the St. George Is-
land Bridge which is being.turned
over to the county.
The Board was informed that
county has received a letter from
DOT saying they will be ranking
the county's CIGP projects and
will notify the county by early
March of the outcome.
The Board acted on two Mutual
Aid Agreements. One is a mutual
aid between the City of Carrabelle
and the county, and the other is
between the county and the state.
These are standard Mutual Aid
agreements that the state is hav-
ing every city and county in the
state sign. If we do not sign, it
makes the county ineligible for
certain emergency management
funds. Essentially, the agree-
ments say we will help out other
governments in emergencies, if we
have the ability to do.so. There is
no obligation or requirement to
help. Board needs to act because
the state has put a deadline of
February 8 to sign agreements.
The city ofApalachicola will also
be submitting one but I do not
know where it is. The Board ap-
proved to sign all three.
Tim Turner, Emergency Manage-
ment Director, has hired Melanie

Hutchins as the secretary in
emergency management. She will
start 2-16-02.
Mr. Willie Poloronis, Chairman of
the Franklin County Licensing
Board and a local contractor,
would like the Board to be aware
that when the new state building
code takes effect March 1, the two
amendments to the Standard
Building Code that Franklin
County has made will no longer
be law. The two amendments are:
requirements for solid roof
sheathing, and the requirement
that guardrails for all residential
structures be 42 inches instead
of 36 inches. Mr. Poloronis, as a
builder, recommends that the
Board not try to amend the new
building code with these two
items. However, the Licensing
Board feels that since the county
builders have gotten used to these
two requirements and the Licens-
ing Board made a motion at a re-
cent meeting that the county
should uphold them. Mr.
Poloronis disagrees with the
Board, and has said that his re-
search with the state seems to
indicate that the state does not
want local governments amend-
ing the state code. The Franklin
County Building Department has
also researched the amendment
process and it does appear that
the county has to prove why it
wants to amend the state code. If
the Board takes no action, then
come March 1, Franklin County
will be using the state building
code as the state wrote it.
The Board approved of a Resolu-
tion naming February 17- 23 as
Juvenile Justice week, as re-
quested by Eileen Annie, Library
Last week Alan Pierce attended a
airport advisory committee meet
ing to discuss several airport is-
sues. Ted Mosteller, the airport
chairman, could not be here but
I have gone over these items with
him. First of all, Dan Garlick has
volunteered to do the site plan
and the DEP storm water permit
for free for the T-hangers, and so
I have asked Preble-Rish not to
spend any effort on the T-hanger
project until we see what Dan
Garlick is going to do. The
T-hangers are not going to be
under construction until Joe
Smith approves the site plan and
gives the county the authority to
issue a notice of proceed to
Poloronis Construction. I ex-
plained to the advisory commit-
tee that Preble-Rish's contract
with the county was not to engi-
neer T-hangers that have already
been engineered but to provided
building inspection and contract
supervision. The advisory com-
mittee still believes that it is not
necessary for Preble-Rish to per-
form this function, but Mr. Larry
Parker, ..URS,...agreed that_
Preble-Rish is better able to do it
than URS, since Preble-Rish has
a local office hgVgre,: ;Agqes~tioPn

is whether the Board wants to pay
Preble-Rish for these services are
to try and let Mr. Robin Brinkley
do the building inspection and me
to other parts of the contract ad-
ministration. For the small
amount of money involved I still
believe the Board is better having
Preble-Rish handle this project
than have the project split up. At
this time no money has been
spent so we can address this is-
sue when Joe Smith gives the
county the authority to issue a
notice to proceed.
The advisory board and Mr. Bill
Ruic are aware that plans need
to be drawn for the addition to the
maintenance hanger, and that the
project needs to bid out. No work
on the maintenance hanger will
be done until Mr. Ruic gets me
some construction plans that
someone will have to review and
approve. The Board may end up
having to hire an engineer to draw
up construction plans and bid
documents for this project, but we
will wait for Mr. Ruic to submit
his effort first.
The advisory committee unani-
mously wants the county commis-
sion to continue to use Mr. Larry
Parker and URS as the county
airport engineers. To that end, the
committee directed Mr. Parker to
submit a Task Order to the county
commission to begin the process
of updating the airport Master
Plan. The county commission
does not need to vote on the Task
Order until I have it in hand,
which I do not at this time.
The advisory committee also
unanimously wants the county
commission to appoint Mr.
Mosteller as airport manager. I
said that the important thing for
Mr. Mosteller is to have an office
in a public space, such as the air-
port hanger or the EOC building
if he is going to serve as airport
manager. The county commission
can wait on this item until Mr.
Mosteller is present to discuss it.
At the last county commission
meeting, Mr. Pierce informed the
Board that the Planning and Zon-
ing Commission recommended
the rezoning of 46 acres of land
between Vrooman Park and Wil-
derness Road for Mr. Jimmy
Miller. The request was for 16
acres to go from R-2 to C4 and 30
acres of R-4 to C4. Mr. Miller has
decided against developing a resi-
dential subdivision on the prop-
erty and has decided to try a com-
mercial project instead. The
Board tabled the request until I
had time to discuss whether Mr.
Miller would consider allowing to
have seafood processing in this
area. The Board was trying to find
a place for seafood processing that
was off the water, but not in resi-
dential areas. Mr. Miller does not
object to seafood processing. He
intends to create one acre lots,,
which should be large enough to
keep neighbors from bothering
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rules need to be revised to allow
this use. In the meantime, the
Board can schedule Mr. Miller's
public hearing.
Mr. John Murphy has resigned
from the Planning and Zoning
Commission. He sat in the
at-large position, and had been
representing Alligator Point. Ms.
Vicki Barnett from Alligator Point
would like to take his place. The
Board approved the nomination
of Barnett. Kevin Griffin also
voiced an interest in the appoint-
ment. Some discussion was made
that perhaps he could fill a va-
cancy for a seafood worker.
Officially,.the Planning and Zon-
ing Commission has another
at-large position to fill, because
while Ms. Harriet Beach and Mr.
Dan Roser have been serving as
alternates for a number of years,
neither have ever been appointed
to a regular member. For the past
eighteen years, alternates have
acted as full members and have
voted at meetings, so the label of
alternate has not been particu-
larly meaningful. Mr. James
Floyd, previous county planner,
started that policy as a way of
ensuring a quorum at meetings,
and I have continued the practice.
Another vacancy is for a seafood
worker, which has been vacant for
some time.
The Board reviewed a sketch plat
for Hidden Harbor, a subdivision
on Alligator Point. The commis-
sioners voted to advertise for a
public hearing, with the view of
adopting an ordnance incorporat-
ing agreements between the de-
veloper and other parties.



Statement By

Barry Gilbert,


Amidst continued concern and
conversation throughout the
Franklin County community re-
garding the Emergency Room at
George E. Weems Memorial Hos-
pital, may I set the record
On January 24, 2002. an em-
ployee, a physician's assistant in
the Emergency Room did not
show up for work, As a result al-
ternate coverage for this indi-
vidual was required, The local
doctors stepped in and assisted
with coverage while alternate cov-
erage was established. The local
ambulance carrier was informed
of the short-term process.
From this unfortunate event, con-
versations and rumors have
spread. Some report that the phy-
sicians have walked out, others
claim the Emergency Room is
closed. I must assure you that
none of the stories are true.
Weems Emergency Room is open
and staffed to meet the needs of
the community. Furthermore. the
State Agency for Health Care Ad-
ministration (AHCA) performed
an unannounced survey visit to
Weems Hospital January 25,
2002, due to these rumors and
found the Hospital in full compli-
ance with State and Federal staff-
ing requirements.
The Staff and Administration of
George E. Weems Memorial Hos-
pital is dedicated to providing
quality healthcare to Franklin
County, and the surrounding ar-
eas We need your support.




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8 February 2002 Page 3


Capitol Update

News From Representative

Will S. Kendrick

The legislative pace is hectic just two weeks into the 2002 Regular
Session. The Senate has approved a bill that would put before voters
a constitutional amendment reforming Florida's tax system. This week
we expect to approve a law to fix technical language that destroyed
the "three strikes, you're out" legislation that provided life sentences
to criminals convicted of committing three felonies with guns.
My colleagues and I in the Florida House face some serious chal-
lenges this Session. Slower revenue growth makes it tougher for us to
meet the increased demand for education and health services that
population growth brings. Legislators and policy leaders are investi-
gating ways to make sure lower revenues don't affect present essen-
tial services. Translation: try paying all your present household bills
while losing a portion of your paycheck. It's not easy, but you learn to
make do. That's what we're facing in Tallahassee.
Late last month I traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with federal
officials regarding assistance to Floridians affected by the closing of
Apalachicola Bay due to Red Tide. The Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) denied our first request for federal economic
assistance, but Governor Jeb Bush has joined me in appealing that
decision. I provided more information to FEMA officials about the
effects the closing had on oyster harvesters and those in the seafood
I was fortunate to have one of my bills pass its first committee during
the first week of Session. The Constitutional Amendment bill (HB
909) requires petition gatherers to show the fiscal impact of the amend-
ment they are proposing. Hopefully, this important information will
better educate voters as they decide whether to support a proposed
constitutional amendment.
Again this Session I am Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Consumer
Affairs Committee, serve on the Council for Competitive Commerce,
Fiscal Responsibility Council, Procedural and Redistricting Council,
and the State Administration Committee. The House Speaker has
also appointed me to the Select Committee on Florida's Economic
Future. This committee is taking testimony from around the state
regarding the potential impact of the proposed tax reform on taxpay-
ers, business, and our ability to pay for essential services..
IThis Session is certainly going to be a different one. Dealing with
what we have to do this Session will present many challenges and
opportunities. I encourage people to access their government. This is
the most important thing for me-to have input from the people I
represent. I want to hear the good and the bad. With today's technol-
ogy, there is little reason not to be involved.

Thank You

Words cannot adequately express bow grateful we are to so many
wonderful people. To the St. George Island First Responders, the
Weems Hospital Ambulance Staff, the Franklin County Sheriffs
Department, and all the people at the scene of Michael's acci-
dent-thank you for helping to save him.
To the wonderful doctors and staff at the ICU unit of Bay Medical
Center, Gulf Coast Hospital and Health South-you did every-
thing medically possible for Michael.
To all the family members and friends who stayed with us and
prayed with us-we can't express in words what your support
has meant to our family.
To the Flowers family members and friends-you took time out'to
S comfort us, and we will never forget all your kindness and con-
To all the people who have visited Michael, and all the people
who have called and offered assistance-you are special, special
And certainly last, but not least,-Thank you God for giving us
back our son, We know that without your divine intervention nei-
ther Michael or Debbie would be with us,
Bill, Edna Mae, Scott, Lee and Heather Henderson

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Vol. 11, No. 3

February 8, 2002

Publisher ....................... ............ Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors ................................... Ton Campbell
............ Sue Cronkite
.......... Barbara Revell
......... Rene Topping
......... Jimmy Elliott

Sales ..................... .......... Lorna Blaisdell
......... Diane Beauvais Dyal
.......... Tom W. Hoffer
Advertising Design
and Production Artist........................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associates ............................. Andy Dyal
............ Michael Fallon
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader ............................................ Tom Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein ......................................... Alligator Point
Karen Cox-Dennis ................................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping .......................... .......... Carrabelle
D avid 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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Homeowner and Lot Assessments Continue
Upward With Unbridled Spending


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Wheelchairs to Senior Citizens (65 years old & up) and other perma-
nently disabled, at no out of pocket cost, if they qualify.
The Power Wheelchairs are provided to those who are in a wheelchair
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Hazardous Weather Awareness

New Hazardous Weather Awareness Guides from the Florida Division
of Emergency Management are on tieir way to school administrators
statewide. The guides were mailed n an ongoing, statewide effort to
promote severe weather safety.
This effort is supported by Governor Jeb Bush who proclaimed the
third week in February "Hazardous Weather Awareness Week."
The goal is to make every Floridian aware of the hazards we face on a
daily basis and to provide them with the information they need to
protect both their family and their property.

Florida Hazardous Weather Awareness Week

Today will be the
for schools. School
districts, private schools,
pre-schools and day-care
centers are urged to
participate in the drill.

Annually, Florida leads the nation in light-
ning deaths and injuries. The central part of
the state is considered the lightning capital
of the United States.

Surrounded on three sides by warm tropical
waters, Florida is a magnet for hurricanes
and tropical storms. Additionally, sometimes
due to tropical weather and at other times
due to cold. fronts, the state experiences ex-
cessive rainfall and freshwater flooding.

Florida leads the nation in thunderstorm
activity as it does in lightning. Often these
thunderstorms are accompanied by torna-

Among Florida's marine hazards are rip cur-
rents, waterspouts, high winds and rough
seas. Rip currents are Florida's most deadly
weather-related hazard.

Florida is usually thought to have mild win-
ters and long rainy seasons, but when cold
temperatures plunge southward, people un-
prepared are at risk. When the summer rains
do not arrive, our plentiful sunshine makes
our state a potential tinderbox.

At a time when most government and private agencies
are cutting back on expenses due to tax shortfalls and the
recession,the St. George Plantation Owners Association
Board of Directors is "moving ahead" with the highest
budget and assessments in their brief history. Their "so-
lution" to the $1 million of debt is to bleed white the
membership of the association. A previous Treasurer called
some of the directors "irresponsible" but that is no deter-
rent to the Board's continued maintenance and escala-
tion of a bureaucracy that demands more money to oper-


The Chronicle has been informed of the death of Daniel L. Peyron,
author of a tax column occasionally published in these pages. Mr.
Peyron passed away on October 30, 2001 of a massive heart attack.
He had been writing his newsletter for more than 20 years. Com-
ments and concerns may be directed to: 4310 Jack Teeple Road,
Charlestown, In 47111.

Steps To Creating A Hazardous

Weather Plan For Your Family

* Buy a NOAA Weather Radio and test it weekly. (The National Weather
Service issues a test every Wednesday)
* Discuss the types of disasters that could occur.
* Locate a safe room or the safe areas in your home for each disaster.
* Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet-one
right outside your home and another somewhere else in your com-
munity (possibly at a child's school).
* Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family
members can call and tell that person where they are.
o with your pets ifoui' evacu
* Make a plan now for what to d with your pets if you need tevacu
* Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure
your children know how and when to call 911.
* Check your insurance coverage flood damage is not usually cov-
ered by homeowners insurance.
* Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a disaster supply kit
that should include:
-A three-day supply of food and water, a change of clothing,
a blanket or sleeping bag for each person and a First Aid kit
that includes your family's prescription medications.
-Emergency tools: Battery-powered radio, flashlight and
extra batteries, work gloves and a fire extinguisher.
-Important family documents in a fire and waterproof con-
tainer, an extra set of keys, credit card, and cash.
Replace batteries, not only in your smoke detector but also in your
NOAA weather radio in the Spring and Fall when Daylight Savings
Time changes.
Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes through your
local American Red Cross chapter.

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Red Tide Economic Effects Linger

Although the bay has re-opened. the economic consequences of the
closure have not dissipated. The affects were so widespread and per-
vasive that a crisis continues. These oyster families accrued substan-
tial debt during the closure period as the bay is their sole source of
Of the initially targeted 436 families and twelve hundred people, di-
rectly involved in oystering, the funds provided by Florida Baptist
only reached 209 families, comprised of approximately 600 people.
We have, yet, to reach the other 200 plus families.
Additionally, there are numerous persons that were indirectly affected
and they have; likewise, reached their economic crisis points. Res-
taurants closed or curtailed operation hours, fish houses closed, and
tourist activity declined sharply daring this period. Fish house work-
ers, waiters and waitresses, and independent business people have
been affected. Best estimates place the economic impact to the area
at $500,000. Florida Baptists have been overwhelmingly generous in
contributions to the crisis, but the problems remain.
Even the 200 families that have already been aided are beginning to
have a crisis again. With the Baptist monies all that could be done, to
best utilize the funds, was to meet immediate crisis situations such
as paying back utilities, to prevent termination of service or to get
service reinstated. Likewise, the totality of back rents and mortgages
could not be paid out of these funds. Just the payments necessary to
stave off foreclosures and evictions were paid. Now that another thirty
days have past, the situation re-occurs. Although the industry is back
at work, their income is barely sufficient to meet current needs much
less past due debts and obligations.
Therefore, just because the bay is, again, open, the crisis is far from
over. To date, we have just applied a Band-Aid. Please be in prayer for
these needs and that those affected will meet and experience the God
who is in control of all things. May they place their trust in Him.
If you feel led to be a part of this outreach, you can become a prayer
supporter. You can become a witness for Christ and minister to their
spiritual needs. You can be a monetary contributor by making out a
check to the "First Baptist Church Relief Fund" and forwarding it to
the First Baptist Church of St George Island This is a separate ac-
count from the church and audited by the Florida Baptist Conven-
Each of the requests for assistance are investigated and no funds are
dispersed to the individuals. All funds are made p payable to the entity
to whom the debt is owed. Of course, these funds are tax deductible.

Drug Investigation Nets 11

Suspects So Far
Eleven Franklin County citizens were arrested in late January 2002
as a result of an extensive drug investigation conducted by the Franklin
County Sheriffs office, the Apalachicola Police Department and the
Carrabelle Police Department. There were 14 arrest warrants issued
and 11 persons arrested mostly for the sale of a controlled substance.
The investigation wasdubbed "Green Winter" by the authorities, ar-
resting individuals in Apalachicola and Eastpoint. .
Those charged included the following:

Ellis R. Ammons
Joyce M. Hendels
Betsie L. Lashley

John R. Mann
Jennifer M. Monroe
Charles R. Moore
Elizabeth F. Owens

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Possession Drug Paraphernalia
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Letter To The Editor
Honorable Will Kendrick:
I am a half-time resident of Franklin County and have owned the
Breakaway Lodge on the Ochlockonee River for 16 years. I share many
of the concerns you expressed in the "Summer Camp" letter about St.
Joe and have also tried to work with them the past year about plans
for a "River Camp" at either Bear Creek or McIntyre (always difficult
to guess their exact plans). St. Joe owns 55,000 acres on St. James
Island and as you correctly and courageously pointed out they have a
right to develop and profit from their land, but not at the expense of
other citizens, the environment or even the vision of Ed Ball.
I encourage you to continue insisting on more community involve-
ment in the planning process for St Joe developments in this area
and encourage St. Joe toward greater sensitivity to local interests. We
could start with a review of the legislative exemption to the DRI pro-
cess that already seems to exclude local leaders, community inter-
ests and environmental concerns.
Few politicians in my experience step forward and speak up when the
Goliath's of the Florida real estate industry flex. As a famed photogra-
pher once said, the real estate ad is Florida's idea of literature. But I
also had the good fortune to meet one. evening in Ed Ball's private
room at Wakulla Springs with former Wildlife Director Earle Frye.
Just the three of us discussed the need for better funding for wildlife
agencies and the absence of a wildlife officer training academy in
Florida. Ed Ball simply said to use his hotel for our academy, poured
a drink for Dr. Frye and I and proposed a toast-"Confusion to the
enemy," he said. I don't think you, me or Franklin County are St
Joe's enemies, so I suggest they don't confuse their friends.
Don Ashley
P.S. I've discussed much of this with several community leaders in
both Wakulla and Franklin counties and think local people like Angelo
Petrandis, George Walker, Houston Taff, BillVersigies, Maxie Lawhon
and many others would be interested to support your efforts. Thank
cc: Franklin Chronicle
Cheryl Sanders

Commercial Fishermen Recognize
Misinformation Campaigns
Commercial fishermen in America have been the victims of misinfor-
mation campaigns. One nasty instance, was when the National
Audubon Society used a photograph they had taken while on a Turtle
Excluder Device field test in Florida's Canaveral Ship Channel aboard
the R/V Georgia Bulldog. Part of the test was to catch turtles very
briefly with a naked net on one side and a TED equipped net on the
other side but the Audubon Society used that picture of turtles on
the deck as part of their attack on commercial fishing. In another
instance, the Florida Conservation Association had a four color
brochure. with a turtle in a net on the cover. In a debate with Ted
Forsgren to the Tallahassee Junior Service League, it was shown that
the net in the picture was a cargo rope net used by freighters to tie
the cargo down and not any kind of fishing net. In Texas, it was
routine for a "ghost or abandoned net" to be found on a beach with
redfish, trout, flounder and black drum .stacked up all in a row to
show how nets caught all the fish. These handy "photo ops" were as
far from the truth as possible but for the uneducated public, they
believed what the staged photos told them which was to ban the nets.
During the Florida net ban campaign, college students would hold up
posters saying "Save the Dolphins" while they asked people to sign
petitions. The truth of the matter was that the last dolphin taken by
a net that most of industry can recall is one that was caught ACCI-
DENTLY in a test gillnet being used by Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota.
Commercial fishing bashing is big business. There are billions of dol-
lars at stake so an enemy has to be created to get donors to shell out
big bucks to keep the environmental treasury full.

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United States one of every two women dies of heart
disease or stroke. Alarmingly, a recent survey of women
conducted by the American Heart Association reported that
only eight percent of American women considered heart
disease and stroke as their greatest health threats. Many
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Under the auspices of the U. S.
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receiving, reviewing and deciding
requests for reasonable accom-
2. How can the FWC ensure ac-
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3. Are there any fishing gear
modifications that are within the
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with limited mobility and
strength? One of the issues is the
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Pantiianidle Poets
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Dixie Theatre
By Tom Campbell
"It's not a play, but it should be
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handle Poets, describing the pre-
sentation at the Dixie Theatre on
Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.
What it is, exactly, is poets and
writers from Franklin County pre-
senting some of their original
N.works for the first time.
The presentation is to benefit the
Dixie Theatre Foundation and
there is no admission fee. All do-
nations are tax-deductible and
will go directly to the Dixie The-
atre, a not-for-profit organization.
Some of the writers are published
authors. Dawn Radford,
SApalachicola, has an agent and
Shas published a novel. She will
read one of her original stories,
S"Uncle Jim."
Van B. Waulk, from Lanark Vil-
lage, will have one of his poems
read by Kathleen Heveran, also
from Lanark Village. His poem is
titled '"The Young Man."
Jean R. Paige will read some of
her poems from her published
,work, "Whispers From A Silver
:, Bracelet." Ms. Paige is from
Rene Topping will read part of her
Autobiographical novel, a chapter
called "The Pain of Loss." Ms. Top-
ping hopes to publish her autobi-
ography in the near future.
Dr. Earl McKinley from St. George
'Island is a professional storyteller
and will present two of his short
stories, one called "My
SStory-Telling Hat."
Others on the program are:
SKathleen Heveran, Nora Collins,
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The program is scheduled to last works by local talent.
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Scholarship Watch

Teresa Jones, Guidance Counselor
Apalachicola High School
This is the second in a series of articles to be printed throughout the
school year. The information within this article is provided as a ser-
vice to parents of high school students-seniors in particular. It is
hoped that this information will alert parents and students to the
many scholarship opportunities that exist for students in Franklin
This article will highlight national and state scholarships that are
distributed to students at Apalachicola High School.
Parents and students should be aware that the application process
for Florida Financial Aid for Students has changed greatly this year.
It is the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT to complete the appli-
cation and submit it before deadlines. High school personnel no longer
submit the names of eligible students to the Department of Educa-
tion for consideration for Bright Futures Scholarships. The Florida
Financial Aid Application for Students is one application for many
scholarships. Submission of this application, which was distributed
to students on January 28, 2002, actually allows the student to ap-
ply for Critical Occupational/Physical Therapist Scholarship Loan
Program, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Chappie
James Most Promising Teacher Scholarship, Jose Marti Scholar-
ship Challenge Grant Fund, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
Program, Rosewood Family Scholarship Program, Scholarships
for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans, and Seminole/
Miccosukee Indian Scholarships. Furthermore, additional scholar-
ships are awarded at individual colleges and universities based on
this one application. It is very important that seniors complete this
application and return it to the address in the application as soon as
possible. Deadlines are as early as March 1.
The Easley National Scholarship is based upon scholastic ability,
intellectual potential, personal integrity, an enthusiasm for learning
and/or evidence of a desire to better humanity. Students must be
U.S. citizens, permanent residents or H-4 Visa holders who are se-
niors in high school with a cumulative G.P,A. of at least a "C" or
higher. Scholarships vary from $2,000 to $5,000. The application must
be returned by May 15, 2002.
The Florida State UAW (United Automobile Workers) Community
Action Program Council will be awarding four scholarships ranging
from $400 to $1,200 to seniors in the state of Florida based on an
essay entitled "What Organized Labor Means to Me". The essay of
between 300 and 500 words must be accompanied by a cover sheet
and mailed to the organization by April 1, 2002.
The USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship is open to high
school seniors. The renewable $1,500 scholarships are awarded based
on an application, work experience, activities and honors, transcripts,
and financial need. The application deadline is April 15, 2002.
Students might be interested in a scholarship to be awarded by
America's Dairy Farmers and Milk Producers. This organization in
association with USA Today are sponsoring the "Scholar Athlete Milk
Mustache of the Year" Award Program which will award each of 25
winners a $7500 scholarship, a trip to Disney World and a special
congratulatory advertisement in national magazines in June 2002.
Students may apply on line at www.whymilk.com.
The Florida Hotel and Motel Association has announced the avail-
ability of scholarships for Florida residents pursuing degrees in the
hospitality field. Applications are distributed by request until March
31 with a return deadline of April 15. Students should have a 2.5
grade point average.
The Service Scholarship Program is designed to recognize students
with an outstanding record of service and to promote service as an
integral part of theiliberal arts education at Florida State University.
Service scholarships are typically valued at $2000 per year and' are
renewable to students maintaining a 2.75 g.p.a. while performing
approximately 5 hours of service per week. Completed applications
must be received by February 13, 2002.
Dixie Baseball and Dixie Youth Baseball sponsor scholarships for
students who participated in these programs when age appropriate,
Letters of recommendation, certification of participation, financial
need, academic achievement, and leadership are criteria for this schol-
arship with a March 15, 2002 deadline.
The FASFEPA Scholarship awards $1000 to students entering stud-
ies in the field of Arts or Sciences in Education. Two letters of recom-
mendation, a brief description of financial need and activities and
awards as well as service to school and community are considered
when awarding this scholarship. Applications must be received by
March 8, 2002.
The FAPSC Scholarships will be awarded to students attending se-
lected private colleges and schools that are listed on the application.
Students must submit two letters of recommendation, an official tran-
script, and a statement of at least 250 words relating to their choice
of career by the postmark date of March 1,2002.
The Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation will be
awarding $1000 scholarships to at least 200 students. To be eligible,

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The Fra~rnklin Clhronicle

Armistead-Gilbert Wedding Among -
Social Events Of The Winter Season

Jessica Leigh Armistead of St.
George Island and Samuel
Dewayne Gilbert of Apalachicola
were married January 26, 2002
at the historic Trinity Episcopal
Church, Apalachicola. The recep-
tion was held at the Fort Coombs
Armory. On their honeymoon, the
couple took a Caribbean
cruise, and returned to live in
Jessica is employed by Olde
South Mortgage, St. George Is-
land. Sam is employed by

Ccldwell Banker Suncoast Realty
on St. George Island.
The parents of Jessica are Walter
and Jolene Armistead. Her grand-
parents are Veronica Armistead
and the late Graham Armistead,
Sr. and John Henry and Nelle
Spratt, St. George Island. The
parents of Samuel are Carl and
Frances Gilbert, Sr., Apalachicola
and Willie Mae and E. G. O'Brian,
Blountstown. He 'is also the
grandson of Sadie Gilbert,
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Matrons of Honor were Stephanie
Nicole Cash and Jennifer Lynn
Robinson, sisters of the bride.
Flower girls were Emily Cash, the
bride's niece and Allison Howze,
the groom's niece. Ronnie Jones
was Best Man. Groomsmen were
Carl Gilbert, Jr., brother of the
groom, Charles (Chucky)
Dunaway and Carl Gilbert, Sr. the
groom's father. Zachary
Armistead and Austin Howze were
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safety, hunting techniques, stalk-
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quired in Florida, completion of a
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bow hunting license can be pur-
Participants should dress for
hunting, and bring their own bow
hunting equipment, including
bows and arrows (field points or
target points).
Persons interested in attending
this course are asked to call the
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students must be legal residents of the U.S. and have taken the SAT
or ACT examination. Applications, along with a $3.50 processing fee
must be received by the organization by May 15, 2002.
Florida State University's CARE Program is open to first genera-
tion college students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have dem-
onstrated a strong desire to succeed. Students who are participants
in the CARE program begin FSU'in the summer term and have spe-
cial activities and opportunities as a result. Interested students should
see their guidance counselor for the application. Students must sub-
mit two letters of support as well as a one-page essay on the topic "My
Education Goals".
Gulf Coast Community College offers many opportunities for stu-
dents from Franklin County. Recommendations have been submit-
ted for Honors and Leadership Scholarships. Additionally, GCCC of-
fers foundation scholarships to students demonstrating academic
excellence, extracurricular involvements, academic potential, leader-
ship ability and financial need. Scholarships are available for up to
$1200 per year for full time students. Applications must be submit-
ted to the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation Office by March
5, 2002.
Please remember that many scholarships are not awarded each year
because -suitable applicants do not apply. A random search on any
search engine on the Internet results in thousands of hits. Hours can
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By Rene Topping and John
The Carrabelle Lighthouse Asso-'
ciation (CLA) received from the
Coast Guard a significant collec-
tion of 48 engineering drawings
and site plans related to the
Crooked River Lighthouse. The
CLA are in negotiations at the
present time to take over the light-
house on a concession lease from
the City of Carrabelle.
The size of these drawings are 11"
x 16" and 36" x 34" and cover a
period from 1883 to 1960. How-
ever, one drawing, which is un-
dated is probably form the early
These drawings were taken from
the original source documents,
some on cloth, and transferred
onto mylar. John Canetta, the his-
torian for the CLA, said they came
into his Possession from the Coast
Guard. He said they will be of
great interest to lighthouse aficio-
nados and will be displayed at the
lighthouse site.
Canetta said, "These drawings are
a tremendous addition to the ar-
tifacts we already have to display
after we take over on a conces-
sion from the City of Carrabelle."
Some of the documents are draw-
ings made before the lighthouse
was built. Among the most inter-
esting and important drawings
was site surveys of the land, dated
1892, showing proposed locations
of the of the various structures

making up the light station.
Later surveys of the strip of land
conveyed to the State for Highway
98, dated 1935 and 1937.
One of the most interesting was
drawings of the lens dated
1894,with writings in French, in-
cluding the name and the loca-
tion of maker: Henry LePaute,
Paris. This original Lens is now
in the archives in Mobile, Ala-
There are numerous drawings of
various phases of the assembly of
the Lighthouse.
Shipping lists of the various parts
sent to the Carrabelle site for the
actual construction of the iron
There was even a sketch of the of
the pier with boathouse at the end
of it.
Canetta said, 'Two of the draw-
ings were probably good news for
the two keepers and their fami-
lies as they were for installation
of gas heating systems and
kitchen alterations to the Keeper
and the Assistant Keepers
Another one showed the Light
Towers (Lighthouse), Plan and el-
Canetta said, "The CLA considers
the drawings to be a very impor-
tant addition to their archives and
we are very appreciative of the
generosity of the Coast Guard in
making them available to us. They
will be an excellent source of in-
formation to interpret,the impor-
tance of the Crooked River Light-
house to this part of the North.
Florida Gulf Coast."

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Apalachee Regional Planning Council
Approves Loan Application For Amison
Craft In Apalachicola

By Tom Campbell
On January 23, 2002, the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council's (ARPC) Revolving Loan
Fund (RLF) Committee met and
reviewed the application and sup-
port documentation for a loan for
Amison Craft, Inc. of Apalach-
icola. Based on the submitted in-
formation and the personal inter-
view, the RLF Committee voted to
approve the loan application con-
tingent upon some conditions be-
ing met.
Those conditions were: 1. The
borrower to be Amison Craft, Inc.
2. Loan amount $30,000. 3. In-
terest rate: 5% Fixed Rate. 4.
Term of loan: Six years. 5. Repay-
ment: Quarterly payment of
$1,454.60. 6. The funds shall be
used to purchase boat building
supplies and inventory, purchase
equipment, and for working
The loan will be secured by the
a. First mortgage on one acre in
Apalachicola, FL
b. First Lien on business equip-
ment and inventory currently
owned by the business, and on
equipment and inventory pur-
chased with loan proceeds
c. First Liep on Classic Thomp-
son Skiff and Evinrude engine
d. In addition, the loan will be
personally guaranteed by Lonnie
J. Amison.

Some Challenge The
New Data

Revised Census
Figures For

Franklin Received

According to the official returns
of the Twenty-Second Decennial
Census of the United States, on
files in the U. S. Census Bureau,
the counts as of April 1, 2000, for
Franklin County, Florida, are:
Population ............9,829
Housing Units ......7,180
So says, the acting Director of the
U. S. Census Bureau, in a letter
dated December 27, 2001, and re-
leased today by Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders at the meeting of
the Board of County Commission-
ers just as they were adjourning.
1,228 population was subtracted
from an earlier total of 11,057
population for Franklin County
reported months ago. Many of
those persons werereported to be
in the district represented by Ms.
Sanders. No explanation of the
error was given, just the corrected
figures. Additional information
may be forthcoming if one calls
the Census Bureau's Count
Question Resolution program
staff, toll-free on 1 (866)
The tardy figures have directly
influenced the postponement of
county redistricting because the
data were not available before
2001 ended, thus requiring the
redistricting process to be put off
for another year.

New Gulf Coast
And Florida

Keys Snook
Regulations In
Florida's snook season reopens
February 1, and anglersare ad-
vised that a new daily one-fish bag
limit is now in effect for snook
caught along the Gulf Coast and
in the Florida Keys. In addition,
the snook harvest season will now
close beginning in May in those

The borrower is required to pro-
vide ARPC quarterly financial
statements (cash flow statement,
income statement, and balance
sheet) within 15 days of the close
of the calendar quarter for so long
as the loan remains unpaid, un-
less waived by the ARPC.
The borrowers are required to pro-
vide the ARPC a statement as to
the numbers and types of jobs
created as a result of the loan.
The borrower is required to pro-
vide and assign to the ARPC a life
insurance policy, paid for by the
borrower, on the life of Lonnie J.
Amison in an amount equal to or
in excess of the loan, and the in-
surance policy shall name the
ARPC as the irrevocable benefi-
ciary of the policy.
The RLF Committee believes that
the Amison Craft, Inc. represents
an opportunity to provide employ-
ment and on-the-job training for
residents dfFrankin County, spe-
cifically the City of Apalachicola.
The ARPC Board has final author-
ity for approval or denial of all
loans and their specific terms. At
the regular-scheduled meeting on
January 31, 2002, the ARPC
voted to approve the loan.
Mr. Amison and his wife are cur-
rently operating the boat building
business full-time. There are two
additional employees. The
Amisons propose to create four
additional jobs within the
24month period following the loan

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) ap-
proved the new rule provisions
last November to reduce fishing
pressure on Gulf Coast snook in
order to increase the abundance
of legal-size fish.
FWC biologists have determined
that Florida's Atlantic and Gulf
snook populations are genetically
distinct and considered separate
stocks, differing in their move-
ment patterns and growth rates.
Excessive and growing fishing
pressure on the Gulf Coast results
in higher snook mortality there
than on the Atlantic coast, neces-
sitating the change to Gulf coast
snook regulations only at this
The new rule allows a daily bag
limit of one snook per person in
all waters of Monroe County, the
Gulf of Mexico and Everglades
National Park during the open
season. Taking snook is not al-
lowed in those areas Dec. 15 -
Jan. 31 or during May, June, July
and August.
A two-snook per person daily bag
limit during the open season re-
mains in effect in all waters of the
Atlantic Ocean north and east of
the Dade-Monroe county line.
Persons harvesting snook in these
areas may not land or possess
them in waters of Monroe County,
the Gulf of Mexico, and Ever-
glades National Park. The Atlan-
tic closed harvest season for
snook is December 15 January
31 and through June; July and
While snook live mostly in salt-
water, they are occasionally found
well inland in freshwater areas.
Fishermen should follow the
one-snook limit and May closed
season rules in all waters that
empty into the Gulf of Mexico. The
two-snook limit and May open
season rules apply in all waters
that empty into the Atlantic Ocean
and in Lake Okeechobee.
The legal slot limit for snook re-
mains at 26-34 inches total length
statewide, and all snook must be
landed in a whole condition. All
anglers fishing under a recre-
ational license must also possess
a $2 snook permit. Use of any
multiple-pronged hook with live
or dead natural bait to harvest
snook is prohibited. It is illegal to
buy or sell snook in Florida.



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Players Hold

Annual Meeting
The Panhandle Players will hold
their annual meeting Thursday,
February 21 at 7 p.m. at the Dixie
Theatre. This meeting is open to
anyone interested in the perform-
ing arts in all aspects of a perfor-
mance: from being on stage as an
actor; out front as a director; be-
hind the scenes dealing with the
technical, props, scenery, cos-
tumes; out in the community
spreading the word of the perfor-
mance via the media, flyers; or
preparing the playbill for the per-
According to Royce Hodge, presi-
dent of the Players, the Board of
Directors has made some organi-
zational changes in order to ac-
commodate the increasing inter-
est in the performing arts. These
changes will be discussed at the
meeting. Also on the agenda will
be the election of the officers and
members of the Board of Direc-
Information on the upcoming per-
formance in April, including au-.
dition and rehearsal schedule, will
also be available at the meeting.
Individuals will have the oppor-
tunity to indicate the areas of
their interest.
In order to give all interested par-
ties a chance to mingle and get to
know one another a wine and
cheese reception sponsored by
Gulf State Bank and the Piggly
Wiggly will be held after the.


District To
Assist City With

A check for $93,300 was pre-
sented to the City of Apalachicola
by the Northwest Florida Water,
Management on February. 5 to-
assist the city with its stormwater
The check was given to the City
of Apalachicola on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 5, at the City of Apalach-
icola Commission's meeting
scheduled for City Hall at 6:00
p.m. (EST). The Northwest Florida
Water Management District's Gov-
erning Board approved the
$93,300 grant at its January 24
Governing Board meeting.
'These funds and these improve-
ments are invaluable to the City
ofApalachicola," said Alan Pierce,
Mayor of Apalachicola. "We appre-
ciate the District's continuing
support and efforts to assist the
city and to help the bay and the
Apalachicola will use the funds to
retrofit and repair collapsed seg-
ments of the city's existing
stormwater lines. These repairs
will reduce flooding through the
proper conveyance of stormwater.
"Nonpoint source pollution, which
results from stormwater runoff,
represents one of the primary
water quality concerns in the
Apalachicola Bay and we are all
beginning to understand the det-
riments ofstormwater," explained
Joyce Estes, Vice Chair, North-
west Florida Water Management
District Governing Board. "A
stormwater control strategy for
the communities of Apalachicola,
Carrabelle and the unincorpo-
rated communities of Eastpoint,
St. George Island and Lanark Vil-
lage needs to be developed, imple-
mented and maintained," she
"The Northwest Florida Water
Management District has exam-
ined the impact of stormwater
runoff on the bay by monitoring
and characterizing the quality and
quantity of runoff," said Douglas
E. Barr, Executive Director of the
District. "We also have applied a
computer simulation model to
evaluate existing stormwater ef-
fects and considered future
stormwater management require-
ments in an effort to assist the city
to improve water quality in the
Protecting and preserving the
Apalachicola River and Bay has
long been a priority of the District.
rhe river and bay have the high-
est ranking on the District's Pri-
ority List of the Surface Water
Improvement and Management
(SWIM) water bodies.
Apalachicola Bay is responsible
for approximately 90 percent of
Florida's oyster harvest and a sig-
nificant portion of the blue crab
and shrimp harvests. It also pro-
rides nursery areas for finfish,
:rab and shrimp. The bay Has

been designated an Outstanding
Florida Water, a State Aquatic Pre-
serve and an International Bio-
sphere Reserve.

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DIABETES? PAIN free testing. Get all your diabetic
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AVON. Want an office with all the comforts of home?
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MULTI MILLION dollarprefab housing company look-
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hiring drivers. CDL training available. highly competi-
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location!!! Mail-order/E-Commerce. S1000-$7000 PT/
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MAKE $$$ DELIVERING new cars, vans and RV's,
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DRIVER JOBS. No experience necessary. CDL A, B,
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FRIENDLY TOYS AND GIFTS wishes to thank our
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Here we are, twenty years later. Can you believe it! "You've
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twenty years has produced a top-notch organization made
up of the very best volunteer fire fighters and first respond-
ers in the world! 2001 was a fantastic year with the building
of a new three-bay firehouse and civic hall (with an elevator,
no less.)

The Island continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and more
trained personnel are needed as well as additional fire-
fighting equipment, medical supplies, etc., etc., to meet this

PLEASE HELP US AGAIN. We need judges for the profes-
sional chili cooks, cooks and servers in the food booths,
people to help sell t-shirts, hats, cookbooks, etc. We also
definitely need quality AUCTION items donated the
bigger, the better! Call any director for pickup of these
items. The Art Preview will be held Friday, March 1, from
5-7 p.m. at the Civic Hall in the NEW East End Firehouse.
A $5 preview donation entitles the attendees to pre-register
for an auction bid number. This is really a very nice party
with wine and cheese available.

Then on.SATURDAY, MARCH 2, the schedule of events
will be the same starting with the 8 a.m. Red Pepper Run
and ending with the chili awards and auction. Mark your
calendar NOW.

Thanks for all the help you have given this Island before.
Looking forward to working with you again in 2002, 1 am

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hiring. Full benefits, training, and retirement. For appli-
cation ,nd info. (800)337-9730 Dept. P-335. 8am-
10pm/7 days.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY! Earn Excel lent income pro-
cessing medical claims for local doctors. Full training
provided. Computer required. Physicians & Health Care
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GOVERNMENT JOBS-$21,947-$79,710 Yr. start
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ing. Hiring for 2002. We guide you. (800)261-0178 ext.

hiring. Full benefits, training, and retirement. For appli-
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prestine Wakulla river, with acess to the Gulf Just 18
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FORECLOSED HOMES- No Down Payment 3.4
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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-

Tea-cart of solid walnut with
fold out leaves and silverware
drawer, mounted on two wheels
and shelves made by Amana,
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A ttnigqte blenI of
antiques, nmtitcal items,
furmLture, cotlectlbles,
art, books and many
more cistinctive accent

Photos circa 1900, of area
li1Jhthouses at St. Marks, St.
George Island, Dog Island,
Cape Sai Bias.
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170 WaterStreet along the
hiistoricApalachicola River.
170 Water Street
P.O. Box 9
Aplaachicola, FL 32329
(850) 653-3635
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fII Office (800) 367-1680 o
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8 February 2002 Page 9

School District



The Franklin County School Dis-
trict is continuing its efforts to
improve and expand educational
programming through the use of
technology. Mikel Clark, Assistant
Superintendent/Director of
Schools, states that the school
system has been working hard to
reach its goals for expanding the
delivery of quality education to its
students. The district has in-
stalled "learning laboratories" in
schools and is completing the in-
stallation of three additional net-
worked student workstations in
classrooms, The district's plan is
to provide resources for teachers
to direct individual instruction for
their students, utilizing technol-
ogy as needed. These technology

resources provide for large group
laboratory settings where stu-
dents work on their individual
learning programs.
In addition to their laboratory and
large group class instruction,
teachers instruct students
through small group and indi-
vidual activities delivered through
the school's network. To seek the
best instruction possible for their
students, teachers are involved in
ongoing training on the use of
technology to enhance their in-
structional programs.
The next phase of the school
district's plan is to utilize the
school system's new web site
(www.franklincountyschools. org)
to provide opportunities for stu-
dents and parents to access some
of the school's educational re-
sources from outside the regular
The district's web site has been
upgraded to provide valuable in-
formation about the school sys-
tem, including the district calen-

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proves that cardiovascular disease is the number one
killer of women over the age of 25 both in the United
States and in Florida. Cardiovascular diseases includ-
ing heart attack and stroke kill more than 500,000
women each year. This is more than the other top 10
leading causes of death put together. One in ten
American women 45 to 64 years of age has some form
of heart disease, and this increases to one in four
women over 65. Stroke is the third leading cause of
death for American women, and the leading cause of
serious, long-term disability.


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Parcel 2122200110000 Leon County, FL
Scale 1:3600

0 150 300 450 600 750 Feet

Zoned MR-1 Medium Density
Residential District

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 and office uses; and
to residentially compatible public facilities
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 B dwelling units per acre, unless
constraints of concurrency or
preservation and/or conservation
features preclude the attainment of the
minimum densities,


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house and

dar, lunch menus, code of con-
duct documents, and scholar-
ship/financial aide information
for post-secondary planning.
With budgetary restrictions on
travel, the online professional de-
velopment feature promises to
provide quality training for teach-
ers and staff. Through these
online services, the district is ex-
panding the training programs to
include specialized areas that
have been difficult to address, due
to the relatively small number of
teachers in certain specialty sub-
ject areas.
"Teacher Talk" is another feature
of the web site. This feature pro-
vides teachers and administrators
with the opportunity to post mes-
sages, announcements, and class
assignments on their own page.
As individual teachers begin to
use this feature they will notify
their students and parents to
check the site. This will provide
communication that is available
"around the clock."
"Alumni Registry" invites former
students and school personnel to
register and provide some infor-
mation they wish to post. It will
be interesting to see who registers
and to discover the whereabouts
of former students.
Mr. Clark expressed appreciation
for the support of the technology
efforts given by Superintendent Jo
Ann Gander and the Franklin
County School Board. He pointed
out that all members of the Board

participated in a technology train-
ing workshop at the district office
earlier in the school year. Upon
Mrs. Gander recommendation,
the School Board has approved
policies that regulate the use of
Internet technology to help en-
courage the appropriate use of the
School principals, support spe-
cialists, and guidance counselors
are key leaders at their schools
in the increased practical use of
technology. Their support has
made it possible for so much to
be accomplished during this
school year.
"With the challenges we face to-
day, we must use technology to
provide opportunities for teachers
to be innovative in the delivery of
educational services that can help
our students reach their highest
positive potential," Clark stated.
School level technology coordina-
tors Kim McKinney, Shirley
Ammons, Valerie Clayton, Carol
Davis, and many other classroom
teachers, along with District Tech-
nology Resource Teacher David
Meyer are always exploring ways
to help other teachers and stu-
dents with technology. The tech-
nology team also includes valu-
able student assistants who help
Mr. Meyer and the teachers.
While Mr. Meyer's technology
skills arc in high demand and he
is often needed in several places
at the same time, he seems to
thoroughly enjoy his work, said
Clark. "I'm proud of the district's
accomplishments in the area of

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acres with 2100 sq. ft.
large storage building.
Old Bainbridge location

on northwest side of town, just two
minutes from Tallahassee Mall.

This property is a "developer's
dream!" There are no comparable
properties this size within the city

Listed exclusively with Marion Miley,
George Island, Inc., (850) 927-
2821. 61 West Gulf Beach Drive,
Suite C., St. George Island, Florida

2. Principal Uses
(1] Community facilities related to residential uses, including
religious facilities, police/fire stations, and elementary, middle,
and high schools. Other community facilities may be allowed in
accordance with Section 18.1 of these regulations. [2] Day care
centers. (3] Golf courses. (4) Multiple-family dwellings. (5] Nurs-
ing homes and other residential care facilities. [6) Passive and
active recreational facilities. [7] Single-family attached dwellings.
[8) Single-family detached dwellings. [9) Two-family dwellings.
(10) Zero-lot line single-family detached dwellings.

ie Island, Inc.

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technology. With the continued
good work of teachers and the ef-
fective use of these new resources
I think parents will be pleased
with the improvement they will
see. We expect to see marked im-
provement in student learning,
measured over time."

Charter School from Page 1
are important to us as well. I
am very proud to say that
there have not been any dis-
ciplinary problems at ABC
School, aside from typical and
expected behavior for chil-
dren this age. We reward tar-
geted behavior. Our expecta-
tions are high and very real.
You will behave at this
"We have contracted Dr. Alex
Penn Williams, an educa-
tional consultant. She has
developed a student tracking
system for the ABC School,
which instantly analyzes year
to year SAT and or FCAT in-
dividual scores. We gave
SAT's in the Fall and will give
them again in the Spring. Our
3rd grade will take the FCAT
in March. We do not teach to
the test! We share scores, as
fast as possible, in meetings
with every parent. I person-
ally sit in on every meeting."
"For the second half of the
school year we will continue
to focus on the basics in ad-
dition to our regular special
programs, i.e., Music, Span-
ish, creative writing, social
skills and PE. However, we
are adding some exciting pro-
grams. This month we began
the Great Leaps program,
which enhances our already
strong SRA Open Court Read-
ing program. To enhance our
Saxon Math program we've
started math enrichment via
the Math Superstars pro-
gram. We started an Art class
every Wednesday afternoon
during the after school pro-
gram. In March the 3rd grade
begins 'recorder' lesson in-
"In February, we will begin to
integrate science into our
curriculum. The children will
participate in the Audubon's
5th Annual Great Backyard
Bird Count. Each grade will
go to St. Vincent Island. The
U.S. Department of Interior
and myself are aligning learn-
ing outcomes to the Florida
Sunshine Standards specifi-
cally for these 3-day field

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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Dte of this Notice 01/29/02 Invoice No. 7213
Description of Vehicle: Make Jeep. Model PK Color Green
Tag No PYG52H Year 1974 tate FL vin No. J4F252CA56901
To Owner: Clifford Allen To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 409
Eastpoint, FL 32328

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
01/24/02 at the request of Burt/Rent Owner 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 02/28/02 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 with the 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

"On February 9th, we are wir-
ing our classroom computers
to the Internet. We will
kick-off our reading enrich-
ment program via
bookadventure.com. This is
an online reading compre-
hension program, identical to
Accelerated Reader, which
can be accessed at school and
home. It's free. We are pur-
chasing many new books to
compliment the program."
That should take us to the end of
this school year. So what lies
ahead for the next year?
"Today, and with unanimous
board approval, we are proud
to officially announce that we
will be doubling our enroll-
ment to 124 students. Regis-
tration will be publicly an-
nounced in February. We are
a public school. Any student
may enroll. We will have two
kindergartens, a first, second,
third and fourth grade. The
board also unanimously ap-
proved moving from our tem-
porary location to our new
10-acre campus for next
school year August 15 and
purchasing 7,900 square foot
portable classrooms. They
will arrive on May 1, this year.
These are quality used class-
room portables built specifi-
cally for schools. Inside they
are in very good condition,
they will need some fixing up
on the outside. We will install
new bathrooms and sinks in
all classrooms."
"Then, we will begin phase 2,
the process to build and com-
plete a permanent building
for the following school year.
We will be finalizing details
soon, based on sound fiscal
"I am proud to say that every
class room teacher here today
is returning next year. In ad-
dition, 9ur teacher aide, mu-
sic, art, creative writing and
Spanish teachers, as well as,
our nurse/office manager are
returning! The board is com-
mitted to awarding above av-
erage raises! We truly recog-
nize how valuable they are.
We are thankful to have them
and to be able to retain them."

Sea Oats

Garden Club

The Sea Oats Garden Club will
hold their next meeting on Thurs-
day, February 14, 2002 at 7:00
p.m. at the Episcopal Church in
Carrabelle. The guest speaker is
Geoff Brown, Extension Agent
from Wakulla County. Geoff will
discuss "Landscaping Ideas" for
our area. He is extremely knowl-
edgeable and glad to share ideas
with everyone. Refreshments will
be served and the public is wel-
come to attend.


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Brian Goercke Remembers Zimbabwe from Page 1
Mr. Goercke: It sure does. And it's a way of helping those in need.
You learn as much about yourself as you do about others.
Chronicle: How did you feel when you boarded the plane going back
for your third year?
Mr. Goercke: I didn't want to go back. I'd gotten comfortable back in
the West and was not quite ready to go to the Third World again.
Chronicle: Have you missed anything about Zimbabwe yet?
Mr. Goercke: I definitely miss the children from Lovemore Home. I
will miss my friends from Matsine Secondary School. There are some
missionaries with Lovemore Home that were very supportive. Also, I'll
miss the Peace Corps Volunteers as well as several other volunteers
who were not necessarily affiliated with an organization. I became
friends with an American and a Canadian volunteer while at
Chinyaradzo Children's Home.
Chronicle: What was the reaction in Zimbabwe regarding September
Mr. Goercke: Most of my Zimbabwean friends called to give their
condolences, They asked if any of my friends were hurt?
Chronicle: Did you know whether any of your friends were hurt right

Brian Goercke

Chronicle: How do you deal with that? You're very mobile. You're
going to be there a very short time. They're going to be there for the
rest of their lives. How do you deal with that?

Mr. Goercke: No, but I found out later that my sister worked just two Mr. Goercke: I think it occurs to them more than it does to me. It
buildings away from the World Trade Center. She's fine. never seemed to be a barrier in getting to know Zimbabweans.

Chronicle: How do you relate to your Zimbabwean friends?
Mr. Goercke: We talk a lot about our families. This is a very impor-
tant part of their lives. I also spoke with them about their work and
future employment prospects, Unfortunately, their prospects are ex-
tremely limited and so are their life experiences.

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Chronicle: Do you find that they have a natural resentment of
Mr. Goercke: No, they're very friendly. If there is any resentment, it
has been instigated by the President of Zimbabwe and his cronies.
They're trying to win an election by spreading racial and political
Chronicle: Did you have any relationships with anyone in the gov-
ernment hierarchy, other than teachers?
Mr. Goercke: Not really. I worked with some people in the Depart-
ment of Social Welfare trying to foster children from Chinyaradzo
Children's Home. It was cordial, but I wouldn't call it a friendship.
Chronicle: Tell us about your third year assignment.
Mr. Goercke: I continued my work at Lovemore Home. I began work-
ing there in June of 2000 when I was evacuated from Matsine Sec-
ondary School due to political instability in the rural areas. When I
returned for my third year, I continued with this work.
Chronicle: What's the background of this Home?
Mr. Goercke: Lovemore Home was established by the Presbyterian
Churches of the USA and Africa. It was founded about three years
ago. Lovemore Home is a modestly sized shelter, currently accommo-
dating eleven children. Each child has his own bed and footlocker.
The children are required to attend school and complete daily chores
at the home. They have a daily schedule. They have prayer meetings
every week. I began an afternoon tutoring program for the children.
They also had recreational events, such as soccer.
Chronicle: Is it a home in a typical matter we would refer to a home?
Mr. Goercke: That's one of the things that the organization wanted it
to become. I think they've succeeded in this respect. I think they've
created a nurturing environment. I guess I'm a little biased, but I do
regard this as one of the better run homes in the country. It's one of
the few places where I would personally give money and not worry
that it's being misspent, There's a lot of corruption in Zimbabwe. It's
probably one of the most corrupt nations in Africa. Lovemore Home
has a trustworthy oversight committee, director and administrator.
There are some really decent American missionaries working with
the home, also. The only unfortunate thing about the home is that
it's quite small and can only provide for a limited number of children
when there is so many more need help.
Chronicle: What's the capacity of Lovemore Home?
Mr. Goercke: I'm not sure exactly how many the home could accom-
modate. They've had as many as twelve children, at the home. There
are many expenses in running the home such as food, electricity,
school fees, clothing and medical costs, The home also takes care of
the children's school fees after they've been reunited with. their fami-
lies. They also provide funding to the families for income generating
projects. I think it's better to have a small project and run it well than
to have a large project and run it poorly.
Chronicle: How long are children allowed to stay at the home?
Mr. Goercke: The home tries to limit each stay to about two years. If
the child does not have family and is cooperative with the program,
then may be allowed to stay longer. For those without families, the
home tries to send them to boarding school. This is extremely expen-
sive. However, the goal of Lovemore Home is to reunite the children
with their families.
Chronicle: What's the background of the children?
Mr. Goercke: Some children are uncontrollable. Their parents) can-
not manage them, so they find themselves on the streets because
they've left of their own volition or have been asked to leave. Some
children have been abandoned. Some run away from home because
of abuse or poverty. There are also the orphaned youths due mainly
to the AIDS pandemic, It's a mixed bag.
Chronicle: What were your duties at the home?
Mr. Goercke: I helped to develop the library. I arranged a lot of differ-
ent activities for them. I successfully wrote a Small Project Assis-
tance (SPA) grant with the Peace Corps to held fund a trip to the Lion
and Cheetah Park just outside Harare. I identified children at the
home suffering from emotional problems and scheduled appointments
for professional counseling. I did a bit of outreach work and helped to
place two of children from the streets at Lovemore Home. I wore a lot
of hats.
Chronicle: Is there normally a Peace Corps person assigned to
Lovemore Home?
Mr. Goercke: No. I was the home's first volunteer. I voiced an interest
in working with the country's homeless population during my second
year of service. When we were evacuated from our rural sites in 2001
I was allowed to choose my own assignment. With the help of my
former country director, I decided to work for Lovemore Home. I liked
the way the home operated my assignment thoroughly. At the end of
my second year, I requested and received permission to complete a
third year of service.
To be continued in The Franklin Chronicle issue of February 22, 2002.

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Franklin County Rank 64th from Page 1

After-school tutoring should be set up for students who are perform-
ing below expectation. Interested persons in the community could
help with the tutoring. Also, B grade and above students might be
encouraged to help, if they were offered some sort of grade reward for
their assistance.
Representatives from the Franklin School District should be encour-
aged to arrange a time when they could visit the Wakulla School Dis-
trict, in order to get some ideas of improving the local school grades.
Since Wakulla is so successful, there are possibly some good ideas
which could be translated to the Franklin School District.
According to the Senate Report, in 2000, School Grades in the Franklin
School District were: one school received A, none received B, two
schools received C, four received D, for a total of 7 schools. Franklin
was ranked number 62 out of 67 school districts in the state. In 2001,
Franklin was ranked number 64.
Mr. Clark produced the following chart, titled Performance Measures:
School Grades.

Performance Measures: School Grades

2000 Overall District Performance (A=4,B=3,C=2,D= ,F=0)

Total =12/7 = 1.7

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STrains from Page 1
want to come here more than we
want to go to them, let them pay
for it." After the laughter commis-
sion members thanked Hedrick
and said they'd think about the
ideas and options.
In other business a water rate
workshop was set for February 19
at 5 p.m. for citizens to voice their
views on present and future wa-
ter rate schedules. Several in the
audience spoke up about inequi-
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Raney House from Page 1

ing law school. In those recon-.
struction days, he was minority
leader in the House. He served
under two governors as Attorney
General and in 1888 became
Chief Justice of the State Su-
preme Court and later he contin-
ued with a distinguished law
When David Raney and his bride
arrived in the little city of 2,000
in 1834, the large plantations of
Georgia and Alabama were send-
ing their cotton down river to be
loaded onto the great sailing ves-
sels anchored off St. George Is-
land. The upriver cities and plan-
tations in turn received manufac-
tured goods from this port city.
David Raney purchased water-
front property and established a
prosperous commission com-
pany. Raney was always involved
in community affairs, both politi-
cal and social. He served two
terms as mayor and during his
time in office the city's first ordi-
nances were enacted. He was also
a promoter of the city's short-lived
racetrack and he encouraged
traveling theatrical companies by
providing a theatre. The entire
family attended Trinity Episcopal
When David Raney Sr. died in
1881, the old home was willed to
wo daughters, Mary Raney and
Jirginia Raney Porter. Mrs. Raney
md Frances Raney Overt, the old-
:st daughter had died at an ear-
lier date. In the following years,
Mrs. Mary Raney stayed in the
home and reared her deceased
sister's son, William "Will"' John
Breck Oven Sr. His son, Will Jr.,
upon the death of his wife Dor-
othy Buchanan Oven gave the
City of Tallahassee their estate,
which is now Dorothy B. Oven
In 1914, the Raney sisters sold
the Raney house to Dr. J. S.
Murrow who built an office (which
has been removed) on the north
side of the house. On retirement
in 1929 the doctor sold the house
to Irene Tucker who ran a board-
ing house there Until her death.
The City of Apalachicola pur-
chased the place in 1973 and re-
ceived federal funding for its res-
toration. The Raney house was
placed on the National Register of
Historic Homes in 1972.


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