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Tim Turner Provides a Preview


Emergency Management Plan Set

For Operation

New Concept of Operation Will Activate Direction
and Control That Will Guide Emergency
Management Activities
Hurricane season is just around the corner. As of June 1, the prog-
nosticators will set their marks, and begin their count to check the
predictions about tropical storms and hurricanes slated toappear
from June 1st through November 2002. Tim Turner, Director of
Franklin County Emergency Management, spoke to those warnings
at the St. George Island Civic Club on May 16th.
"We have 14 designated shelters here, but we have no
hurricane shelter. The 14 designated shelters are prima-
rily to be used for others migrating into Franklin County
to escape a storm further south or east. There is no place
in Franklin County that is safe from a tidal surge ...


"Recognizing that it was a little early for making predic-
tions on the hurricane season, Tim Turner heard several
at the National Hurricane Conference in April. The pre-
dictors said there would be 12 or 13 storms, 3 of those
Considered major storms. 'The difference this year, over
the last several years, is that the storms are coming into
the Gulf of Mexico."
Indeed, Dr. William Gray, the expert in hurricane analysis said that
"...a major hurricane is more likely to make landfall in Florida, this
year. than las t,and it's-a virtual certainty that the state is going to
take some major storm hits."











During this season, Franklin County is vulnerable to a wide range of
hazards including hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, severe thunder-
storms, wildfires, hazardous materials incidents and extreme tem-
perature events. A new mechanism evolving through a.Comprehen-
sive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) has been put in place and
approved by the Franklin County Commission to deal with such emer-
gencies.
"We just developed our emergency management plan ...
This is a living document. We're always updating, im-
proving, adding and it's a constant, day-by-day thing.
Our emergency management plan is now being used as a
prototype for the other 67 counties in the state. Instead
of being the tail on the dog, Franklin County is the head..."
While the hazards identified in this approaching season are hardly
new to Franklin County residents, the operational response to those
emergencies are indeed brand new to the concept of governance and
operations during such emergencies. The concept of operations to be
used by Franklin County will guide all aspects of disaster manage-
ment, including the direction and control under which emergency
management activities are to be carried out, emergency notification
and warning, response actions, agency responsibilities, financial
management controls, training and exercises, public awareness and
education.
"My job is to assess the situation and notify the County
Commission that we need to activate the Center. Alan
Pierce polls the Board to make sure it is o.k. for us to
activate the Center...At that point, the Emergency Man-
agement Plan is activated. The Plan is the law. It has,
been voted on by the Legislature and approved by the
Governor's Staff and has been voted on and approved by
the County Commission... The Plan designates the span
of control and tells who ... is in charge at that point.
Overall, I am in charge. But, 1 like to work WITH these
agencies rather than "We're going to do it this way..."
Tim Turner continued,
"This was the problem with our prior plan. Nobody knew
who was in charge. In our new plan, it designates an
Incident Commander. If it's a fire, the Fire Chief is in
Command. Now, he can relinquish that control if I come
on the scene ... I'm there to support ... If they need a fire
truck, they can tell me to get it, and I get it ... The agen-
cies in the county are beginning to understand the rea-
son it is important to make a request through us is that,
in a Federally declared emergency, FEMA (Federal Emer-
gency Management) opens their purse. And, they open it
wide for emergency management."
The Franklin County CEMP is divided into three components: (1) A
basic Plan, (2) Recovery Element and (3) Mitigation Element. While
the new operational control, command and guidance stop consider-
ably short of martial law, the county-approved concepts of opera-
tional control do convey the force and effect of law in times of disaster
management.
First, Chapter 252 of the Florida Statutes requires that every county
develop a CEMP. The purpose of the CEMP is to establish uniform
procedures to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the
impacts of a wide variety of natural and technological disasters. The
Franklin County CEMP provides for a coordinated local response to
all disasters, and was developed in accordance with the Florida Dept.
of Community Affairs. The purpose then is to preserve life, protect
property and minimize disruption, and to respond to the emergencies
using available resources. The county CEMP will also provide emer-

Continued on Page 4


Volume 11, Number 11 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


Parents

Seething Over

Non-hiring Of

Butler

By Sue Cronkite
Angry parents showed up at a
special meeting of the Franklin
County School Board May 15 de-
manding to know by what right
Supt. Jo Ann Gander could re-
move Denise Butler from the
principal's position at Apalach-
icola High School. An explanation
that the superintendent has the
authority to place principals and
the school board can only accept
or reject her recommendations
met little acceptance from out-
raged speakers.
At the end of the meeting Shirley
Thompson asked what recom-
mendations had been approved.
"We've already voted and they've
already passed, "Board Chairman
Jimmy Gander told her. Frances
Campbell said she would like to
read the names out loud, since
she didn't feel that the individual
names had been communicated,
that only the number of employ-
ees for the 2002-2003 school year
had been given.
"State your agenda," Board Mem-
ber David Hinton told Campbell.
"'We are not a group or club, we
are a community," said Campbell,
visibly upset. "We wish everyone
would live for the community."
She asked about a decision on
Butler as principal of Apalachicola
High School.
"No recommendation has been
made, so no action has been
taken," Chairman Gander told
Campbell. "The superintendent
will recommend someone and the
board will take action on that. She.
was not recommended. That po-
sition is to be filled."
"You think this board is going to
vote on when a person is to be
relieved of their contract," said
Hinton. "At this time we can only
vote on who is fired, or not rec-
ommended." Chairman Gander
reiterated that the "superinten-
dent has the exclusive duty to
nominate. Recommendations are
not the purview of this board."
Continued on Page 5


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Emergency Mgt. Plan
............................. 1, 4, 5
School Board ............. 1, 5
2002 FCAT ........... 1, 6, 7
St. Geo. Island Land Claim
................................. 1, 4
Apalachicola Times ....... 1
Franklin Briefs ............2
Editorial & Commentary 3
Will Kendrick ................ 5
APTA ............................
Bay St. Geo Administrator
..................................... 7
FCAN ............................. 8
Relay For Life.........9..... 9
St. Geo. Family Festival 9
Art Class ..................... 10
Philaco Club ............... 10


Free Meals To

Eligible Children

Friendship Baptist
Church Offers Lunches
By Tom Campbell


In an effort to provide meals for
children aged 18 and younger, the
Summer Food Service Program
(SFSP) For Children is making
meals available in most school
districts, as well as in many sum-
mer camps, non-profit organiza-
tions, local government agencies
and churches.
In the Apalachicola area, Friend-
ship Baptist Church will offer
lunches for children 18 years and
younger, according to Nan Collins,
District Food Supervisor. The pro-
gram will start in the second week
in June.
Education Commissioner Charlie
Crist recently urged parents to
"take advantage of the Summer
Food Service Program for Children
(SFSP)," The program offers free
meals to children during periods
when area schools are closed for
vacation.
There is a hotline (1 -800-
622-5985) available to parents to
find the location closest to them.
The hotline is available May 15,
2002 through September 1, 2002.


After Weeks of Amended Complaints,
Motions and Hearings...

Franklin County Ready With

Answer To Claim Of Beachfront On

St. George Island

County Attorney Al Shuler in- Alexis alsoclaimed that signs
formed the Board of County Com- posted by the county treating the
missioners at the last meeting on beahrot places a c loud on their
Tuesday, May 21, 2001, that an property places a cloud on their
answer was to be filed, respond- property, interfering with their
answer wasability to sell the beachfront Prop-
ing to a complaint by a Jackson- erty. To ts, thte County Attor-
ville firm, seeking a declaratory y added (The County) ... has
judgment as to certain rights to a deed to the beach South of
their claimed property. Franklin Boulevard. He admits
The Alexis Marketing Company, that the county placed signs on
Inc, claims ownership of real and regulated the property, and
property on St. George Island de- that the county property owners
scribed as "...The strip of land and the public have used the
approximately four (4) miles in property as public property since
length shown as "Beach" on the the filing of those plats in 1952
Plats of St. George Island Gulf and 1956.
Beaches, Unit No. 3, bounded on the In Count III, Alexis claims own-
ership of "seventeen (17) lots ad-
south by the mean high water line ja t th beacnfrnt prert
of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west jacnt the beachfront property
by an extension of the westerly and the platted lots located at the
right of way boundary of 12th intersection of Gorrie Drive and
right of way boundary of 12th streets 12th Street West through
street West to the mean high wa- 12th Street West and streets rd
ter line, on the east by an exten- Street East through th Street
sion of the easterly right-of-way streetIn response, Franklin
boundary of 11th Street East, to East... In response, Franklin
the mean high water line and on County Attorney Shuler denied
the north by the southerly bound the.claim indicating, "...To the ex-
the north by the southerly bound- tent that this refers to the street
ary lines of the platted lots..." In ends in St. George Island Gulf
response, the Franklin County Beaches, Units 1, 2 and 3, these
Answer states that ..this prop are not lots but streets dedicated
erty was dedicated by the places to the public and excepted from
St. George Island Gulf Beaches Plaintiffs deeds and amended
Units 1, 2 and 3 and is therefore Plaintiffs deeds and amended
eeeb ut not imited tothe Complaint." While admitting that
excepted but not limited to the the claimed property conveyed to
Beach areas and roads on plats Alexis in 1971 and 1972 by John
of Units w, 2 and 3..." and Betty Faye Stocks were deeds
Alexis asserted that the property officially recorded in county
was never dedicated to the county records, along with another con-
by the Plaintiff (Alexis) or any prior veyance by Leisure Properties, the
owner of the Beachfront property, county denied that they conveyed
specifically John R. Stocks and any property to Alexis. The land
Betty Faye Stocks, or Leisure was dedicated to Franklin
Properties, Ltd. County Attorney County, including the beaches
Shuler's answer denies the claim, and street ends in Units 1, 2 and
stating "...The beach was dedi- 3 of St. George Island Gulf
cated and the beach south of Beaches. The county's answer
Franklin Boulevard was deeded to (paragraph 18) re-emphasizes
Franklin County by St. George their claim that the so-called "lots"
Island Gulf Beaches, Inc." More- are actually street ends, and have
over, Shuler pointed out that the been dedicated to Franklin
dedication was accepted by pub- County by the plats of St. George
lic use for over thirty years, and Island Gulf Beaches Unit 1, 2 and
by regulation, maintenance and 3 in 1952 and 1956. The public
providing of access by Franklin has used these street ends for
County. access to the public beach. Simi-
Continued on Page 4


May 31 June 13, 2002


Reading and Math Scores Presented

2002 FCAT Scores Released On

Franklin And Surrounding Districts

A Report and Commentary by Tom W. Hoffer
The results of the 2002 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
were released May 15th by Education Commissioner Charlie Crist
and Education Secretary Jim Home. The test was administered to
about 1.5 million students.
At the state level, student reading and math scores improved over
last year. Elementary student reading and math scores improved the
most. African-American and Hispanic students showed stronger im-
provement in reading and math than non-minority students.
FCAT reading and mathematics results for grades 3 through 10 are
reported as scale scores ranging from 100 to 500 at each grade. These
scores are divided into 5 achievement levels with level 5 being the
highest. The percentage of students scoring in each achievement level,
along with state and district mean scores, are reported to districts
and schools. This information is also contained in the tables accom-
panying this article.
This year's administration of the FCAT also takes into account the
newly established passing score requirements for 10th graders as
determined by the State Board of Education. In order to graduate
from high school, 10th grade students must earn 300 or above on the
SSS reading and math portions of the FCAT.
Overall, the Franklin County results are marginal with many scores
below the state averages. The averages vary by grade and this is re-
ported at the top of each table. The surrounding counties' test-takers
in Calhoun, Liberty and Wakulla fared better than Franklin. These
Counties were ranked in the top 20 counties in the last round of ex-
ams. From these data furnished directly by the State Department of
Education, it would appear that some 10th graders failed to cross the
300 threshold.

Writing
Writing tests are administered to 4th, 8th and 10th graders. The high-
est writing score is a 6.


Grade


Franklin Liberty Wakulla State Average


Franklin 4th graders and 10th grade students fell slightly below the
state averages. Eighth grade students reached a 4.0, exceeding the
state averages.
Continued on Page 6

Tmnes Requests Documents In Employee
Uit ertii


The Apalachicola Times attorneys
have filed requests for the produc-
tion of documents from plaintiffs
Debra Elliott, Cynthia Nations
and Jessica Patterson in the liti-
gation started in Late February
,2002. Elliott, Nations and Patt-
erson are suing Apalachicola Pub-
lishing Co, the Apalachicola Times
and John Lee for privacy inva-
sions and damages. The Com-
plaint and an Answer have been
filed in the case. Now, comes the
defendant's request for the pro-
duction of certain documents.
The 14 item list is as follows:
1. Performance evaluations while
employed with Apalachee Pub-
lishing Company;
2. All documents submitted to the
Florida Commissions on Human
Relations;
3. All documents submitted to the
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission;
4. Notes, memoranda, diaries,
and other documents containing
information related to the allega-
tions and issues in the complaint;
5. Medical records including but
not limited to psychiatrists, psy-
chologists, counselors, internists,
specialists, general practitioners,
dentists, etc for the past six
years.;
6. Tax returns for the past five
years including 2001;
7. All statements, written or re-
corded, given by you to any law
enforcement agency;


8 All statements given by other
individuals to any law enforce-
ment agency;
9. All personnel files, other files,
documents, tape recordings or
video recordings removed from
Apalachicola Times premises
which are in your possession or
the possession of your agents;
10. Any notes, memoranda, dia-
ries, calendars, made other indi-
viduals related to the allegations;
11. Any photographs taken by
you or someone on your behalf de-
picting the interior or exterior of
the Apalachicola Times premises
including but not limited to the
offices, restroom areas, and build-
ing exterior;
12. Any resumes, applications,
acceptance or rejections letter
sent to or received from entities
with which you applied for or ac-
cepted employment after your
employment with the Apalachicola
Times;
13. Any invoices, bills, or claims
of any physician, psychiatrist,
psychologist, counselor or other
medical or counseling profes-
sional from whom you received
services since 1996; and
14.'All receipts, bills or other
documents showing payment for'
any prescriptions obtained for
your benefit since 1996.
The request for the production of
documents was filed in county
court on May 6th.


Branch Of The Bank Coming To

Carrabelle


By Tom Campbell
At 912 N.W. Avenue A, Carrabelle
will soon have its own branch of
The Bank, located on Highway 98,
not far from the new IGA.
Groundbreaking ceremony was
held Thursday, May 23, 2002. The
Bank is a publicly traded com-
pany out of Birmingham, Ala-
ama. David May is Chairman of
the Advisory Board. Among oth-
ers sitting on that board are Freda
White and Greg Johnson.
Jed Hiers is President of the
Florida Region of The Bank. There
are 14 locations in the Panhandle
of Florida. The operation began in
Birmingham in 1998 and now has
1.3 billion dollars in assets.
Representative Will Kendrick
(D-Carrabelle) is the President of
the branch of The Bank in
Carrabelle.


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

May 21, 2002
Present: Chairperson Eddie
Creamer, Commissioner Bevin
Putnal, Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis, Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders, and
Commissioner Clarence
Williamns

Sheriff of Franklin County
Sheriff Varnes reviewed the medi-
cal charges resulting from the
treatment ofa suspect in Franklin
custody taken to Bay Medical in
Panama City on February 8,
2002. He paid the medical bill out
of his budget. He informed the
Board that whenhe turns in his
new budget, he does not plan to
add the medical bill to that bud-
get. The county would continue
to attempt to collect for the medi-
cal bill from the previous custo-
dian of the prisoner.

Superintendent of Public
Works
Hubert Chipman did not have a
formal report for the Board from
which several topics were raised
by Commissioners. Commissioner
Sanders asked to "open up" Titi
Street, Lanark Village, after a.sur-
vey is conducted. Some lots are
"land locked" without access to
highway 98. Commissioner
Mosconis inquired about a road
to the new Charter School loca-
tion but a survey had not been
completed. Mark Currenton, As-
sistant Franklin County Planner,
had received a complaint about
use of the Porter Street ramp on
St. George Island. Chipman was
directed to post a sign between the
barriers.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson requested permis-
sion to transfer funds for the ac-
quisition of a new 963C Caterpil-
lar Track Loader ordered from
Ring Power for use at the landfill.
The transfer will be from the tip-
ing fees fund in the amount of
204,398. He also informed the
Board that the Department of
Environmental Protection Pensa-
cola Office has requested a meet-
ing with staff to discuss the con-
tinued high concentration of iron
at the Landfill. The Board ap-
proved the Director's attendance
at the meeting along with Jeff
Brown, Consultant and the
county engineer firm.

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan provided information
to the Board on the 4-H Summer
camps. Three counties are team-
ing up to offer a week-long 4-H
Camp at Camp Timpoochee the
week of June 17-21. For detailed
information on the summer
schedule, telephone 352-846-
0966 or write 4-H Camping; Post
Office Box 110225, Gainesville,
FL, 32611-0225.

Bids
One bid was received for the
demolition and removal of debris
of the Jolly House, Alligator Point.
This was to be turned over to Alan
Pierce.

Health Issues
Dr. Junejo provided an update on
the application for a Federally
Qualified Health Clinic by the
County Medical Society. Dr.
Clarence Gissendanner spoke to
the Commissioners. He has been
a resident of St. George Island
since 1986. In his view, "...there
is a lot of Federal dollars avail-
able for expansion..." The Govern-
ing Board of an FQHC (Federally
Qualified Health Clinic) must be
comprised of 51 % of clients. "This
is a program with a lot of checks
and balances," he Board
thanked Dr. Gissendanner for his
help and interest.

Public Hearing
The Commissioners approved a
small scale land use and rezon-
ing change for Tract 1, Lot 5 Blk
6 David Brown Estates in
Eastpoint, from R-l single family
residential to C-4 commercial
residential. They also approved
Tract 2, Lot 6, Blk 5 of David
. Brown estates, Eastpoint, for re-
zoning change from R-1 single
family residential to C-4 Commer-
cial residential.

Director of Administrative
Services
Marc Currenton substituted for
Alan Pierce who is on vacation.
The Board was informed that Ms.


Peggy Miller was contacted by Mr.
Rodney Glass regarding her opin-
ion of an oyster house on his
property which is in a subdivision
she created. She is totally opposed
to the Board allowing oyster
houses in Sandy Acres. She called
Alan and said she still owned ap-
proximately 60 acres near Mr.
Glass that she plans to develop
in the future and she does not
want an oyster house, degrading
her property. Further, she said if
she had known Mr. Glass had an
oyster house last year she would
have opposed it then. The Board
directed that a letter be written
authorizing the seafood house to
operate in a residential district.


Mr. Bob Harper, St. George Island,
discussed Board support for the
completion of the St. George Is-
land Bike Path all the way to the
State Park. The Board refused to
change their priority ranking but
the chair stated that both the
Apalachicola application and the
St. George project would be sup-
ported by the Board.
The Board authorized Ms. Debbie
Belcher Roumellis to re-submit
the county CDBG grant in Decem-
ber because the application that
was submitted May 15 is not go-
ing to be within the funding range.
Ms. Roumellis said the county's
application, which included im-
provements across the county,
required engineering work to be
done by Eastpoint and Lanark
Village that was not completed by
May 15. Therefore, the application
did not have enough points to be
in the funding range. The next
grant cycle is in December and by
that time Eastpoint and Lanark
should have enough time to do the
required engineering of various
water line extensions that would
give the county another 25 points
on the application. According to
Ms. Roumellis the county needs
25 more points to get funded.

Airport
The Board approved the contract
for the construction of two new
hangers at the Apalachicola air-
port. Ted Mosteller, Chairperson
of the Airport Advisory Board, in-
formed the Commissioners that
the permit would be forthcoming
by week's end. Robin Brinkley, the
Franklin County Building Inspec-
tor, will supervise the project to
be built by Poloronis Construc-
tion.
In a "T-Hanger Chronical" by Ted
Mosteller, the history- of the,
project was outlined, beginning
with advertisement for bids of the
T hangers on September 4, 2001.
By November, Poloronis was the
only bidder at $375,600. Preble-
Rish was contracted to oversee
the construction of the T-hangers
by the advisory meeting of Janu-
ary 15, 2002. By February 2002,
a question was raised whether it
was necessary for Preble-Rish to
supervise the construction or al-
low the building inspector of
Franklin County to supervise the
project. The Board rescinded a
previous action of hiring
Preble-Rish and a letter to be writ-
ten by the county attorney in com-
pliance with the Professional Con-
sultant Negotiation Act. The
County Road Department will
clear the land, prepare basic
subgrade and grading the swales
under supervision of Dan Garlick.
A new lease between AIATC and
the county for the new T-hangers
is to be negotiated.
The Board approved a 60 day time
extension from the Army Corps of
Engineers to give the county time
to evaluate and receive public
comment on the proposed vinyl
sheet pile revetment the Corps
has designed for Alligator Point
Road. The Corps is proposing to
build 2500 feet of vinyl sheet pile
revetment along the road. While
Alan, and perhaps most of the
Alligator Point community, had
thought the Corps revetment
would be an extension of the ex-
isting 1800 foot granite revetment
built in 1995, the Corps proposes
to remove the granite revetment
and replace it with 2500'of vinyl
sheet pile. The concrete cap/side-
walk would be removed and re-
placed with grass and crushed
rock. On initial review the only
part of the Corps project that has
any merit is the 700 feet of vinyl
revetment that will extend east
beyond the edge of the existing
granite revetment. This 700 feet
would carry beyond "My Blue
Heaven" and would provide some
protection to the Alligator Point
Road in an area where it is fully
exposed. At this point Alan has
called the Corps and asked for a
meeting of Corps representatives
so that the project can be fully
evaluated with the people who
designed it. That meeting has not
been set up yet. Mr. Stephen
Carter, Corps Project Manager,
did say a time extension would be
okay, but that the. Board needs
to ask for one. Mr. Carter is also
willing to consider redesigning the
project to meet the Board's needs.
The Alligator Point community
does not favor hardening of the
shoreline but this possible revet-
ment should not be seen as the
only thing the county will be do-
ing on Alligator Point. But the Al-
ligator Point Road does need some
emergency action to protect it
from erosion around "My Blue
Heaven."
The Board authorized a resolution
supporting and authorizing the
submission of a county applica-
tion to the DEP for funds out of
the Florida Beach Erosion Con-


trol Program for a multi-year
project on Alligator Point. The
three year project would have
three phases. Design and permit-
ting in year one for T-Groins and
beach renourishment between
T-Groins in an area where the
Alligator Point Road would con-
tinue to stay near the shore. Con-
struction in year two of such
structures and beach renour-
ishment. Monitoring of the suc-
cess of the structures in year
three.
There is a May 31 deadline to ap-
ply for these funds. The applica-
tion for the grant funds will not
include any commitment pertain-
ing to the exact location and num-
ber of T-Groins, that will be de-
veloped during Phase One. But a
T-Groin system with beach
renourishment for stabilizing the
shore in the area where the Alli-
gator Point Road is going to re-
main near shore is the recom-
mended action coming out of the
Alligator Point Erosion study done
last year. In the area where the
road might be moved, the Board
will be looking at just beach
renourishment and no T-Groins.
The intent of this application is
to begin the process of stabilizing
and then expanding the beach on
Alligator Point. Board action to
direct Coastal Technologies to
submit the grant request to DEP
at no cost to the county.
The Board was informed that
Senator Graham managed to find
funds for the Corps to begin the
process of moving sand off the
spoil banks in the Apalachicola
River. The Corps is planning to
begin moving sand this week to a
temporary staging area near Port
St. Joe. According to Senator
Graham's office, a permanent lo-
cation for the sand has not been
identified. The county went on
record several months ago re-
questing that this sand be sent
to Alligator Point to help stabilize
the shoreline. The DEP grant re-
quest to be submitted by Coastal
Technologies is going to reference
the river sand as a source of sand
for beach renourishment. By put-
ting the river sand into a program
approved by DEP, and ultimately
partially funded by DEP, will
strengthen the county's ability to
get the sand.
The building department, along
with all the contractors, engineers
and architects, is trying to hash
out what the new Florida Build-
ing Code, which went into effect
on March 1, 2002, says. They are
trying to determine what wind
speed to design for over on St.
.George Island.
The Board directed the County
Attorney to assist the Building
Department in resolving this
question.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission met on June 14 and has
the following recommendations.

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Approval for Jacky Dodson to con-
struct a private dock with a boat
lift on Lot 9, Block X, Unit 1,
Lanark Beach. Approved.
The Commission reviewed a pro-
posed PUD ordinance for the Old
Point Lounge property at Alliga-
tor Point. This PUD would allow
for the construction of 26 residen-
tial units on the property while
respecting all setbacks, height
limits, and other county require-
ments. P&Z recommended adopt-
ing this PUD. The Board needs to
set a public hearing to consider
changing the zoning from the cur-
rent C-2 to PUD. Date is June 3.
The Commission recommends
approval of a request for a small
scale land use change and rezon-
ing at 237 Patton Drive from R-1
Single Family Residential to C-4
Commercial Mixed Use Residen-
tial. The Board established a pub-
lic hearing.
The Commission recommends
approval of a request for a rezon-
ing of Lots 26 and 27, Block 3,
Unit 1 East, St. George Island Gulf
Beaches from C-2 Commercial
Business to C-4 Commercial
Mixed Use Residential. The Board
set a public hearing for June 3.
Tom Hoffer owner.
The Commission heard a request
for a rezoning and land use
change of 9.06 acres at Carrabelle
Beach from R-4 Single Family
Home Industry to C-4 Commer-
cial Mixed Use Residential. This
parcel is owned by Jeff Johnson
and is located at the intersection
of Jonna Drive and Beacon Street.
This property is in a residential
neighborhood and the Commis-
sion felt this would not be an ad-
visable rezoning. They recom-
mended denying this rezoning.
The Commission recommends
approval of a sketch plat for Tar-
pon Run, a 9-lot subdivision be-
tween Eastpoint and Yent's
BayoU. Approved.
The Commission recommends
approval of a sketch plat for Mag-
nolia Ridge, Phase II. This lot sub-
division is adjacent to Phase I and
south of Twin Lakes Road. Ap-
proved.
The Commission tabled a final
plat for Doc's Seashore, a 4-lot
subdivision near Carrabelle
Beach. The entry road is not com-
pleted yet so the Board tabled the



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Library Events -

The monthly meeting of the
Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library will be held on
Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Eastpoint Branch of the
Library.
The staff of the Franklin County
Public Library's FROG Family
Learning Programs was invited to
a press conference in Tallahassee
at the Capital Courtyard, House
Portico. Marlene Moore, Jan
Chase and Sandra Allen attended
the conference, which was held on
May 7th. At the press conference,
Secretary of State Katherine Har-
ris announced the launch of a
new campaign thatjoins Florida's
local libraries and regional adult
literacy centers with the Depart-
ment of State's Division of Library
and Information Services in a co-
ordinated assault on illiteracy in
Florida.
The Campaign Initiative-trans-
form a life, become an adult lit-
eracy tutor-constitutes the first
collaboration between state and
local agencies on this issue and
will aggressively recruit adult lit-
eracy tutors to meet the demand
public libraries have experienced
from persons who wish to learn
to read. The campaign will target
working adults as tutors and uti-
lize radio spots, billboards, pub-
lic service announcements, meet-
ings arid public TV and radio
spots. Many programs have vol-
unteers from the retiree popula-
tion, but they often cannot tutor
at night and many are not avail-
able during the summer months.
Following the press conference
the Library staff attended an in-
formal gathering held by Florida
Library Program Specialist Sandy
Newell. The group discussed spe-
cific ways in which the new lit-
eracy campaign can be imple-
mented in Franklin County.,

Special Programs at the
Library
Pre-School Story Hour is held
each Saturday beginning at 10:30
a.m. in the Eastpoint Branch and


in the Library's Apalachicola Pro-
gram Center at the New Life Cen-
ter on 8th Street and at 1:00 p.m.
in the new Carrabelle Branch.
FROG Family Learning Programs
offer student tutoring, adult read-
ing, GED preparation, TABE test-
ing, family field trips, pre-school
story hours, and family fun
nights.
As part of an ongoing collabora-
tion between FROG Family Learn-
ing Programs and the Library's
TIGERS and WINGS Programs,
Special Programs Coordinator
Jan Chase began a weekly arts
project on Thursdays. A wide va-
riety of fine arts media and tech-
niques will be explored.
The FROG Family Learning Pro-
grams is sponsoring a continuing
Creative Writing workshop series
on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Carrabelle Branch of the Library.
Back by popular demand, FROG
is planning another sunset cruise
for parents and children aboard
the Sea Dragon Pirate Ship for
Saturday, May 25th.
There is no charge for this and
any library sponsored programs,
but registration is required. For
more details, please call 670-4423
in Eastpoint, 697-2091 in Carra-
belle, and 653-2784 in Apalach-
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With the addition of Jack Depriest
as new commissioner the Lanark
Village Water and Sewer District
will once more have a full comple-
ment of three Commissioners.
Board Chairman Jim Lawlor and
Commissioner Mike Hughes, wel-
comed Depriest at the regular
meeting of the Board on May 21,
held at the district's office.
Depriest was -offered either the
chairmanship or the financial
post and he chose the finance
post. All three members will serve
until the elections in the fall.
The District will have another ad-
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work and she will be in training
with Bobbye Winchester. Ms. Win-
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31 May 2002 Page 3


EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Memorial Day Honors Veterans Like

Lt. Samuel D. Rhea, M.D.

Camp Gordon Johnston Association Museum Doing
Noble Job of Remembrance
By Tom Campbell
Appreciation to David Butler of Camp Gordon Johnston Association
and to Ms. Linda Minichiello, Curator of the Camp Gordon Johnston
Museum in Carrabelle, whose assistance enabled The Franklin
Chronicle to provide excerpts from the following autobiographical jour-
nal. The journal was written by Lt. Samuel D. Rhea, M. D;, beginning
back in 1942, during World War II. The Association and Museum are
doing a noble job of remembrance of these veterans.
Dr. Rhea's intelligence and sense of humor shine through his writing
and make entertaining and enlightening reading. The Chronicle is
grateful to Dr. Rhea for his dedication in keeping the journal and for
his sharing through the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum. It's al-
most as real as standing there beside him in those days of 1942.
Chapter II of "The Shores of the U.S. of A."' By Lt. Samuel D. Rhea,
M.D.
(Editor's Note: Excerpts)
August26, 1942 drove "Azure" (his automobile) to Camp Rucker (Ala-
bama) Hospital, a one story temporary wooden edifice about one city
block in size, with perhaps 400 beds. There only seven or eight days.
Served in Emergency Room and as night duty officer for whole hospi-
tal.
At Rucker was required to obtain, insurance onh"Azire:';"Did'i ith
Government Employees Insurance Co., then a small qLt.4. but hpge
now. Still have insurance with them.
September 1, 1942. Those "GREETINGS" don't quit. "PROCEED TO
CAMP GORDON JOHNSTON CARRABELLE FLA STOP." When "Azure"
and I "proceeded," we almost passed through Carrabelle without no-
ticing. Retracing our tracks we discovered Carrabelle to be a wide
spot in the road with about 278 or possibly 279 warm bodies within
its environs. Smack on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and about
twenty-five miles east of Apalachicola, Florida.
No band to welcome Lt. Sam D. Rhea, in fact "Camp" was found to be
about 100 carpenters and construction workers diggiiig in sand, cut-
ting palmettos, killing rattle snakes and hammering on about 300
wooden, tar paper-covered shacks, glorified by the name of barracks.
These were spread along both sides of Highway 98 for about 3 miles.
The metropolis of Carrabelle consisted of one small "General Store," a
small, grimy cafe, a 'Top Hat" bar, and two small retail fish emporia.
Most "Camp" buildings were about half finished. Since a welcome
wagon failed to show, found a completed tar paper "mansion" and
went to sleep on the floor, unfed and in my best uniform. Not un-
usual Army reception. Dreamed of Beautyrest with eiderdown com-
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Next morning about 7:00 a.m. this grizzly old "Chicken Colonel"
- Farrenbaugh barged into camp, his big frame being borne in by a
1939 black Mercury coupe. "Chicken Colonel" because insignia of
full Colonel was an eagle that remarkably resembled a dead chicken.
This crotchety, old full-time Army Colonel was to be Commanding
Officer of Camp Gordon Johnston. Farrenbaugh proved to be an ex-
cellent and strict C.O. That night we both slept on the hard floor.
Maybe some rapport developed between us. The old fellow frequently
said, "You can't fight a comfortable war." I'm sure he had learned this
truism in World War I trenches.
Cots came, blankets came, soap, towels and soap dishes came-and
huge bunches of soldiers came.
But no toilets came. Latrine (Army lingo for toilets) were to be an
up-to-date outhouse-style with 30-gallon garbage can underneath: A
slight problem; the rail car with our garbage cans had, by a slight
error, been sent to Seattle, Washington. A little problem in that it
might be a long time before their delivery. At that time about 5000
troops in camp. Somewhat of a problem!
My buddy Col. Farrenbaugh appointed Lt. Sam Rhea official "Sanita-
tion Officer of Camp Gordon Johnston." Just great!
Substitute containers, 10 gal. lard stands arrived soon. And my job
turned out to be better than it sounded and much better than antici-
pated. I largely stayed in my office, smelling the roses (of which there
were none, of course) while my appointees and designates (thank
goodness for Army rank and Army hierarchy) directed and manned
the so-called "honey" buckets and "honey" truck patrol. Took about 7
trucks operating all day, every day.
I did have to do a bunch of things-like inspect the mess halls, kitch-
ens, kitchen personnel, food storage facilities, civilian cafe, bar, and
the three post barber shops. Shaving brushes? No, no, possible an-
thrax, So barbers had to slip 'em into their pockets, dry or wet, when
they saw me coming. I didn't "frisk" them.
Soon my duties were changed to "Camp Physician." I traveled, with
chauffeur, in G.I. issue, OD sedan (no chrome) from Carrabelle to
Panacea treating G.I. Joes, their wives, kids, dogs or cats and local
Florida Crackers, their wives, kids, dogs, horses or cats. Fun? Well
not really.
Finally, I was designated Ward Officer in charge of Hospital Ward
where officers were hospitalized. The hospital, a wooden tar
paper-covered, temporary, one storied sprawling edifice contained
perhaps 300 beds.
Camp Gordon Johnston was built on land belonging to the DuPont
estate. Its mission was amphibious training. Training troops to land
and light on foreign shores. Troop landing craft were brought to camp
by sea. One fine morning we looked out and they had arrived-but
had grounded on sandbars perhaps 600 yards from shore. No one
had thought to wade out 'til their fanny got wet. No one ever said
what the dredging cost, but it went on, and on, and...
The 82nd Armored, and 4th Infantry received training there, prob-
ably others later on.
Don't go there now looking for any skeleton of Camp Gordon Johnston
along Highway 98 in 1995. Then just bushes, trees and a few small
homes. No vestige of the Camp remains, nature has reclaimed her;
Carrabelle hasn't changed a heap. (That was 1995)
About November 1942 brought "Lib" to Carrabelle due to kindness of
a friend; a Lt. Tuggle, dentist, and his wife who furnished room. Later
found a three or four room cottage... at a beach settlement about two
miles east of camp.
Cottage on stilts atop a huge sand dune about 30 ft. high, load of coal
delivered and they had to dump it at bottom. Carried buckets up long
stairs for old-fashioned, "wood" cooking stove, space-heating stove in
bedroom....
One exceedingly nice thing was nearby. Not far from camp and south
of Tallahassee we discovered Wakulla Springs. A beautiful natural
springs, flowing 90.000 gallons of crystal clear water. The largest spring
in Amernca.
Sumptiuous hotel-lodge built by, Ed Ball, Administrator of DuPont
estate. Built as refuge for DuPont employees, but open to the public.
"Lib" and I stayed there twice when I had leave. Glass-bottomed boats,
boat tours down tropical Wakulla Rivei--scores of alligators, numer-
ous tropical, rare birds.
Hotel-lodge had marble floors in every spot, light fixtures, etc. im-
ported from Spain.. Waiters in formal dress, food just the best. Pure
heaven while it lasted, which, alas, was much too brief...
Back to the sand ... My dear bride, being a very smart girl, had be-
come proficient and mastered spaghetti.... The girl was really extremely
accomplished. "Moms" often invited crotchety ol' Col. Farrenbaugh to
a dinner of wonderful home-cooked food and home-made biscuits. I
don't think the old guy was married, and likely had no good,
home-cooked food for years. No matter, "Moms" had the old fellow
plum wrapped about her little finger. He promoted me (or was it
"Moms"?) to rank of Captain, when he was allotted only nine Cap-
tains, and already had fourteen.. Snowjob? "Mom" had very delicate,
very lady-like, very demure but very successful technique! Winning
ways, that lassie.


St. George Island Causeway

Seabird Colony

Some facts about speeding through the St. George Island Causeway
Seabird Colony.
1. Seven species of gulls, terns and shorebirds nest on the causeway.
2. All are protected by state and federal laws.
3. Three species, the Least Tern, Black Skimmer, and American Oys-
tercatcher are on Florida's threatened species list.
4. The bird colony is approximately one mile long.
5. To save one minute of driving time you would have to do 85 miles
an hour through the bird colony.
6. At ten miles an hour over the posted speed limit of 35 mph you
save 23 seconds and increase your chances of hitting a bird.
7. Hundreds of birds are killed or injured each year on the causeway.
8. Volunteers donate hundreds of hours and miles on their vehicles
to transport and care for birds injured by vehicle collisions each year.
9. The minimum fine for speeding through the bird colony is $50 and
if you are doing 10-14 mph over the speed limit the fine jumps to
$125.
The point is that people should drive 35 mph to save lives and money
since you really can't save much time speeding through the St. George
Island Seabird Colony.
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Commends Phyllis Blan

May 7, 2002
SMy Franklin Chronicle with your story about the beautification of the
Marks Monument just came. I am so impressed that "Ms. Blan" would
undertake such a task that I just had to write a thank you note to
her. I have a problem: no more name, no address. I am enclosing my
letter to her in this letter, hoping that you can send it to her.
I am an Apalachicola native, and also, Willoughby Marks was my
mother's oldest brother. He was killed a few years before I was born-
very few, as I am 80 years old. I grew up just a couple of blocks from
the monument. Mother and her mother kept alive the memory of their
brother and son, and years ago the monument always looked nice.
SAbout the sign at the foot of the bridge-it's a disgrace. I totally agree
With you that something needs to be done about it. I have to admit I
was less than thrilled that the courthouse annex was being built right
i there, but maybe it will be attractive enough that I'll like it.
I was in Apalach very briefly last month and did notice Ms. Blan's
work, and I was very pleased. This was not because of my relation-
ship to Willoughby Marks in particular. I always am happy to see
improvements in my home town. Even though I left many years ago.
I still love it and go down there at least once a year, usually twice.
Ihank you for forwarding my letter to Ms Blan-if that is possible.
Sincerely,
Miriam M. Hemphill






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"Jewel Thieves" Opens 4th Summer

Season At Dixie Theatre June 7 In


May 31, 2002


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

Sales ...... 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 ............................................. M ichael Fallon
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein ...................................... .. Alligator Point
Karen Cox-Dennis ......... Apalachicola
Rene Topping ............... Carrabelle
David Butler Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins............... Eastpoint
George Thompson .... Eastpoint
Pat Morrison ..... St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island

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By Tom Campbell
Starring in "Jewel Thieves," a
comedy-mystery, is Cleo Holla-
day, who has appeared in over
200 productions in theatre, mov-
ies and television. The play was
written by Norman Beim and tells
about the disappearance of a "leg-
endary Mandarin necklace from
former film star Gloria Desmond's
safe."
The comedy-mystery is a "delight-
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to Director Rex Partington. The
Gala Opening Night is Friday,
June 7 at 8:00 p.m. There will be
a party following the opening per-
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Emergency Management Plan from Page 1

agency relief and coordinate immediate recovery operations, and even-
tually to mitigate the effects of various hazards. More importantly.
the scope of the Franklin County CEMP is to provide a concept of
operations that will guide the response. recovery and mitigation for
a emergencies, while defining the roles and responsibilities of pri-
mary and support agencies in the county that will enhance their abil-
ity to effectively respond to emergency situations.
The Agencies participating in the Franklin County CEMPT are shown
in Figure 1.

FIGURE 1
Agencies Participating in Franklin CEMP Development
Franklin County Board of Commissioners Franklin County Sheriffs Department
Franklin County Clerk of the Court Franklin County Emergency Management
Franklin County Emergency Medical Service Florida Power
Franklin County Planning and Building City of Apalachicola (and associated
Department departments)
Franklin County Public Health Department City of Carrabelle (and associated
departments)
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Franklin County Road Department


Franklin County School
Franklin County Solid


Capital Area Chapter of the American Red
Cross


I Apalachee Regional Planning Council
Department


Concept of Operations
The most intense operating level is full-scale activation, including the
opening of the Emergency Operations Center at the Apalachicola air-
port activated on a 24-hour basis. The relationships between local
governments, State and Federal organizations in the worst case sce-
nario will be uniformly coordinated. Carrabelle and Apalachicola gov-
ernments and the Franklin County government agencies have ap-
proved the Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement and will lend whatever.
support they can to assist counties in need. The Franklin County
Emergency Management Director, Mr. Tim Turner, is responsible for
implementing the CEMP and activating the Emergency Operations
Center (EOC).
The county EOC will serve as the central clearinghouse for informa-
tion collection and coordination of response and recovery resources
within Franklin County. The Franklin County EOC is located at the
Apalachicola International Aviation Training Center in a building
shared with the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
The EOC is located in a category 4-surge zone and is wind-rated at
100 miles per hour. Any storm approaching Apalachicola with wind
speeds greater than 85 mph would result in the EOC staff evacuating
the primary EOC and moving to an alternate site, the Franklin County
Sheriffs Office on State Route 65, two miles north of Eastpoint.
When a disaster strikes, municipalities request assistance through
the Franklin County government, specifically through the Franklin
County Emergency Management Dept. In turn, they will request as-
sistance from the State of Florida, if needed.
Figure 2 represents the County's day-to-day management structure.

FIGURE 2

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Organization System Used
During Emergencies
The Incident Command System
(ICS) is the emergency manage-
ment organizational system used
in Franklin County during emer-
gency situations. This system is
widely used by emergency re-
sponders nationwide, especially
law enforcement and fire services,
and is increasingly being used by
emergency management organi-
zations. The ICS allows for the
expansion or contraction of the
ICS structure according to the
demands of the incident. This
management system can be used
to manage incidents ranging in
scope from a vehicular accident
to a major hurricane.
In .the ICS, the Incident Com-
mander has overall responsibility
for the incident. Agencies involved
in responding to the incident are
organized into four sections (1)
Operations, (2) Logistics, (3) In-
frastructure and (4) Human
Needs.'Each of these sections can
have a Section Chief, who, in a
major event, would coordinate the
actions of the units within that
section and serve as liaison with
the Incident Commander. Section
chiefs are appointed within the
discretion of the Incident Com-.
mander. The Franklin County
Emergency Management Director,
. Tim Turner, or his designee will


serve as the Incident Commander
within the EOC.
In the ICS system used in
Franklin County, depending on
the scope of the disaster, one
agency may be responsible for
Several tasks. For example, the
Franklin County Sheriff, Bruce
.Varnes, is responsible for main-
taining communications, con-
ducting search and rescue opera-
tions, coordinating'with the


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ICS is responsible for maintain-


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Terry Dubose, new CEO and Chairman of the Board ofApalachicola State Bank attended his first
board meeting recently following the acquisition ofApalachicola State Bank by Coastal Community
Investments, Inc. ASB's Board of Directors continues with existing board members, some of which
have served for more than 10 years. ASB's Board of Directors is shown above: (top row from left)
Barry Brynjolfsson, President, Terry Dubose, CEO, Gordon Shuler, J.V. Gander (bottom row from
left) Vance Millender, Leon Bloodworth and James Gander, Jr.. (Not pictured: Dr. Randy.
Randolph).

You may see a new face among the familiar ones at Apalachicola State Bank these days, but its mostly business
as usual for one of the State's oldest independent financial institutions.
Following the recent acquisition of Apalachicola State Bank by Coastal Community Investments, Inc., new
CEO and Chairman of the Board Terry DuBose is decidedly lowkey about any impacts the acquisition may have
on ASB's successful Franklin County operation.
"I'm just excited to have become a part of this successful banking operation and gain entry into this growing
market," says DuBose. "Changes? We'll expand some services like ATMs and online banking services, but we
will continue to operate the bank as a community-based operation, with a locally-based Board of Directors and
management team."
According to ASB President Barry Brynjolfsson, the acquisition will mean increased capital and expanded
services for ASB but little interference as far as day to day operations.
"Apalachicola State Bank will continue to be a local bank, run locally by our local banking team. All decisions
will continue to be made here there is little change," he says.
Responding to concerns about the recent flurry of acquisitions of other local banks along Florida's Forgotten
Coast and what it all means for area customers, DuBose puts it in perspective.
"All of these financial moves are a natural indication of a growing market," he says. "As an area grows,
development and commercial needs require more capital to accomplish their goals sometimes its more than
an existing bank can take on by themselves. The trick, he says, is to balance the growing capital needs of an
area with the customers' need to be in control of their finances and future.
"Apalachicola State Bank is just bigger now and can do more for the community you can still walk in and
know that your banking decisions are made here by local folks," says DuBose.
For ASB Director Leon Bloodworth, that local decision-making process has made Apalachicola State Bank
particularly successful.
"We've become known as the deal makers," says Bloodworth who travels regularly throughout the Forgotten
Coast region and has seen how other banks in the area operate. "It's pretty powerful stuff to know that you can
come into Apalachicola State Bank, sit down and explain your situation and know that when you leave, you've
talked to the people in that office who are going to make it happen for you."
About the recent ASB acquisition, Bloodworth shrugs. "We've been here for more than 100 years doing
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Florida National Guard, and con-'
ducting law enforcement and se-
curity operations. The Sheriff also
provides support for several other
agencies during emergency opera-
tions.
Figure 3 shows a changed orga-
nization chart and command
structure when response opera-
tions are declared. Note that the
Incident Commander is directly
below, and an agent for, the Board
of County Commissioners. Tim
Turner, in his speech before the
St. George Island Civic Club, pre-
ferred to describe his role as "co-
ordinator" or "facilitator" in direct-
ing the response operations from
the EOC. Note also that the Four
major sections (Operations, Logis-
tics, Infrastructure and Human
Needs) are directly below the co-
ordination agent, the Incident
Commander. The Road Dept. is
the Section Chief for the infra-
structure section, and the Ameri-
can Red Cross heads the Human
Needs Section.
The Operations Section plays a
major role during emergency re-
sponse operations. These are


listed under Responsibilities. The
Logistics Section is responsible for
logistical support for all lead and
supporting agencies during all
phases of disaster operations, in-
cluding obtaining equipment and
personnel. Agencies with primary
responsibilities for logistical ac-
tivities are the Franklin Emer-
gency Management Department,
Croom's Transportation, Inc. and
the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce.
The Infrastructure Section of the
ICS is responsible for maintain-
ing infrastructure important for
supporting rapid response and
recovery operations such as main-
taining and repairing water and
sewer systems, roads and bridges,
and maintenance of electric and
telephone utilities. The primary
agencies with logistical responsi-
bilities are the Franklin County
Road Department headed by
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EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Kendrick Reports On District 10

Successes

Education, economic development and community project funding
were among the successes won during the 2002 Legislative Session
for House District 10. Representative Will S. Kendrick, the legislator
from District 10, says the victories were hard fought given the chal-
lenges presented during the Session.
"Dealing with budget shortfalls from the previous year made getting
new funding difficult for our areas," explained Kendrick. 'That's why
I'm particularly happy to have received money for classrooms, road
projects, parks and historical renovation funding for our communi-
ties." Among the budget victories for District 10:
* More than $13.6 million for school construction projects in the ten
counties that make up District 10;
* Better than. $36 million for highway construction, repair and up-
grading. This money from the state helps our rural counties save
on roadway upkeep costs;
* $1.6 million for parks and recreation projects in our smaller com-
munities. Kendrick also fought for nearly $2 million for two state'
parks;
* Several historic facilities in District 10 will benefit from the $1 mil-
lion Rep. Kendrick got into the budget;
* $300,000 will help small county courthouses get the upkeep they
badly need; and


Reapportionment
Every ten years, the Legislature must redraw district boundary lines
for Congress, the State Senate and the Florida House of Representa-
tives. As a result of this year's reapportionment, the lines of District
10 will change. Currently, House District 10 is comprised of Dixie,
Franklin, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Levy, Taylor, Wakulla and portions of
Alachua, Leon and Marion Counties. Next year Gilchrist and portions
of Franklin, Wakulla, Leon and Marion Counties will fall into other
legislative districts. Columbia, Hamilton and Madison Counties will
join House District 10.
"Reapportionment can be a controversial issue among lawmakers and
this year was no exception," explained Rep. Kendrick. "I do wish that
more weight had been given to the comments of citizens who turned
out to public hearings around the state. Legislative districts are meant
to combine areas with like interests; I'm not sure that occurred."
Education Rewrite
The School Code Rewrite, Senate Bill 20-E, was the largest, most
comprehensive education bill ever passed by the Legislature. The re-
vision was necessary because Florida's education system now focuses
on everything from kindergarten through college. Previously separate
authorities oversaw K-12, community colleges and universities. Put-
ting into action the nation's first K-20 education system, the .new
School Code does the following:
* Eliminates duplicative and over burdensome bureaucracies, giving
more flexibility to local school districts and universities;
Reauthorizes important programs including Bright Futures, Dual
Enrollment, Early Admissions, Florida Prepaid College Programs,
and Florida Residents Access Grants;


* $2.6 million for water treatment facilities and projects in District 10 Strenthens laws to end the social promotion of students who haven't
will provide our families with safe, clean drinking water. met the academic qualifications to move onto the next grade;


"Despite these budget victories for our communities, there are still
many unmet needs," commented Kendrick. "I'm already working on
lining up better funding next year.
While the budget was the critical responsibility for lawmakers, there
were a few other issues that legislators had to deal with this year.
Reapportionment, a rewrite of the state.education code and reorgani-
zation of Florida's Cabinet were "must-do" items on legislators' desks.


* Grants the State Board of Education authority to enforce the law;
and
* Specifies student and parent rights.

Cabinet Reorganization
The Cabinet Reorganization Bill, House Bill 3 E, passed by the Florida
Legislature implements the 1998 constitutional amendment that abol-


Parents Seething Over Non-Hiring from Page 1


Campbell was not satisfied with
the explanation. "'Is there a
chance that Mrs. Butler will not
be principal this next year?" she
asked. Board Atty. Barbara Sand-
ers told Campbell that the board
and superintendent are not to talk
about personnel.
"If you have a question, take it to
the superintendent, not the whole
board," said Chairman Gander.
"Can I ask the reasori for Mrs.
Butler not being re-hired? asked
Campbell. "'No," answered Chair-
mari Gander. "That's tthe sickest
thing I've ever heard," replied
Campbell. "It's sq.clisrespectful."
The board approved the school
calendar for 2002-2003 and fu-
ture preparation of a. calendar for
two years, suggested by Hinton.
"We're approving a calendar to-
night that hasn't been re-
searched," said Hinton. "Id like to
.get the job done ahead of time.
There's too much waiting untilffhei'
last minute in everythking"wedo'
Reporting progress of students
was discussed, with Hinton, sug-
gesting going back to six weeks
instead of nine weeks between
report cards. He said parents had
told him they were not getting
enough reports. The board ap-
proved application for a'grant with
the Apalachicola Police Depart-
ment for funding of police at
schools, subject to affirmation by
Atty. Sanders. .- .
District staff recommendations
from Supt. Gander included Asst.
Supt. Mikel Clark; Finance Direc.
tor Terry St. Cyr; Nan Collins,
Food Services/Special Programs;
Brenda Wilson, Curriculum/ESE;
Gene Boone, Maintenance/
Transportation, and Charlotte
Smith, Secretary to the Superin-
tendent; Deborah Huckeba, Prin-
cipal Brown Elementary, and
Nicklaus O'Grady, Principal
Carrabelle Schools.
Mrs. Marian Long was approved
for continued employment as sec-
retary to Clark. Those approved
as district classified employees of
the finance office of St. Cyr, in-
cluded Rachial Hendels, Accoun-
tant; Barbara King, Accounts Pay-
able Personnel Inactive; Oleta
Moses, Payroll', Employee Ben-
efits; and Morna Smith, Student
Information System, Personnel.
Recommendations by Boone,
which were approved, included,
Steve Norris, Transportation Me-
chanic; Bus Drivers, full time-
Dee Dee Dasher, Joan Dasher,
Patricia Golden, Lucretia Keith,
.Linda McQuagge, June Medley,
Kansas Norris, Judy Pate (out on
worker's comp.) and Maxine Tay-
lor, Dora V. Coulter and Liz
Andrews, Bus Driver/Monitor;
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Driver/monitor; John Harris,
maintenance/air condition;
Wayne Williams, maintenance/
buildings; Michael Malone, main-
tenance/carpenter; and Elaine
Williams, Maintenance/Electri-
cian.
Other recommendations ap-
proved included those made by
Collins: Karen'Wert, Food Service
Secretary/Bookkeeper; Carol Wil-
son and Patricia Lane, Food Ser-
vice Workers Apalachicola High;
Jo Ann Falk and Dora Walters,
food service Brown; Glenda
Durdeh and Willie Clark. Food
Seivice'Chapman: Rhonda Fry,
Evelyn McArinaly, Lucretia
Bloodworth, Food Service Carra-
belle; Caramelle Millender 'and
Marie Wimberly, Managers.
Attendance officers recommended
included Karen Smith, Carrabelle
and Brown, and Burnell Martina,
Apalachicola High'arid Chapman.:
Jeanette Maloria r'ppr ved for?
,-continued employment as a sec-'
retary at the district office upon
recommendation of Brenda Wil-
son, Director of Administrative
services. Non-instructional per-
sonnel recommended by Ina M.
Meyer, Principal, Chapman, ap-
proved for employment for the
coming school year included
Donna Ward, Secretary-Data En-
try; Rosa Tollivet, Bookkeeper-
School; Betty Stephens,
SSecretary-SFS(25%/o); Bobby Jones
as Crossing Guard and Custo-
dian; Lois Sanders, Head Custo-
dian; and Charlie Richards. Cus-
todian.
Teacher aides recommended by
Meyer included Frances Monroe,
Dorothy Hill, Carla Bankston,
Melissa West, all ESE Aides;' and
Delores Croom and Latrina
Cummings, as Pre-K CDA. Rec-
ommendations for support per-
sonnel from Denise Butler,
Apalachicola High Principal which
were approved included Paul
Bankston, Linda Henry, and
Alfred Smith, Paraprofessionals;
Joy. Towns, Bookkeeper, Office
Staff; Val Rochellee Head Custo-
dian, Celia Jones and Herbert
Miller, Custodial; Mrs. Gladys
Gatlin, School Food Service Sec-,
retary; Brenda Galloway/ESE
Teacher..
B.T. Hinson and Andrea Keuchel
were recommended for profes-
sional contracts at Brown El-
ementary by Principal Huckeba.
Support personnel recommended
by Huckeba included JoAlice
Buzier, Melissa Garrett, Hazel
Hefner, Joan Huckeba, Tammy
Sasnett, Hope Shiver, and Leigh
Henderson; Debra Braswell and
Fred Peddie, Custodians; Terry
Hilton, "And Sharon Boatwright,
Secretaries.


Recommendations from Principal'
O'Grady for Carrabelle schools.
include Connie Sawyer and Sonja
Buffkin, Secretary/Bookkeeper;..
Sherry Davis, Hugh Bryan, and
Angie Deene, Custodians; Karen
Smith, Attendance Officer;,
Jeanine Wood, Louise Chipman,
Tina Martina, Mary Jo House-:
holder, Wanda Brennan, and,
Judy Padowitz, Aides; Donna
Glass, Professional Services Con-
tract.
Brenda Wilson gave a report on
the status of the Pre-Kindergarten
Early Intervention Program. "Be-
ginning with the 2002-2003.
school year the program will be
funded through the Franklin
County School Readiness Coali-
tion," said Wilson. "In the past,
funding was based on the num-
ber of students served the prior
year and was disbursed through
the State Department of Educa-
'tion ; "
wVith the establishment of the
Florida Partnership for Young
Children which called for the es-
tablishment of local school readi-
ness coalitions, Pre-K Early Inter-
vention Programs and subsidized
child care providers will receive
funding based on monthly atten-
dance of children, with the
amount at the market .value rate,
determined by the Central
Agency, Early Childhood Ser-
vices," said Wilson.
'The funding level is $15 per day,
including the amount of the slid-
ing fee," said Wilson. '"The school
district will be reimbursed on a
six-weeks basis by the Central
Agency. The amount received last
year was $138,247," said Wilson.
"Projected for 2002-2003 is
$15 x 55 students x 180 days -
$148,500." The $15 includes the
sliding fee and is based on stu-
dent attendance. Wilson said each
child can have five excused ab-
sences before attendance affects
the funding level. The monthly
attendance will be entered
through the Department of Chil-
dren and Family Services report-
ing system. "Sliding fees will be
collected by the Pre-K Early In-
Stervention Program at each school
site," Wilson explained. Under the
! program, Pre-K employees will
remain Franklin County School
District employees, she said.
Other board members, in addition
to those mentioned, included
Teresa Martin, George Thompson
and Katie McKnight.


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President Jed Hiers said that the
construction of The Bank is
"scheduled to be finished in six
months. Hopefully, early comple-
tion in November, 2002." Much of
that depends on the "weather," of
course. He said, "We are happy to
be here in Carrabelle. And we put
the emphasis on the fact that we
are a community bank."
Will Kendrick said he agreed with
that, and asked if he would have
any trouble doing both jobs-
President of the Carrabelle
branch, and Representative in
State Legislature in Tallahassee-
he said, "Oh, no." He said he
would begin his campaign for
re-election "very soon-probably
this week."
About 40 people gathered for the
ground-breaking ceremony on a
beautiful crisp morning in
Carrabelle. Many good wishes for
success were enjoyed, along with
doughnuts and pastries.


wished the Cabinet offices of State Comptroller, Treasurer and Insur-
ance Commissioner and created the new Cabinet office of Chief Fi-
nancial Officer. The bill makes the Chief Financial Officer a full-time
state government fiscal watchdog, who will also take over many du-
ties currently held by the Treasurer/Insurance Commissioner, in-
cluding insurance consumer Issues, insurance fraud, insurance agent
regulation, and the State Fire Marshal's office.
The bill places the regulation of insurance companies, banks, and
other financial services under the Governor and Cabinet, who would
Appoint professionals to carry out day-to-day regulatory functions.
Te bill is faithful to the policy that regulation of the insurance and
financial services industries should be protected from political influ-
ence.
Finally, Floridians will know how much a constitutional amendment
would cost when they're asked to put an issue on the ballot. Repre-
sentative Kendrick's bill to reform the constitutional amendment pro-
cess requires people collecting petitions for changes to our state's
constitution to show the financial impact of the amendment they are
pushing.


"This first term has been very educational and extremely hectic," said
Kendrick. "This last session especially had several complex issues to
be resolved. I now look forward to turning my sights to the needs of
District 10 in the coming year. I always enjoy talking with constitu-
ents about their concerns and ideas on the issues that impact them
everyday and welcome their ideas."
Thanks to technological advances, a world of information is available
at our fingertips. Now anyone with Internet access can research is-
sues before the Florida Legislature. Florida's "Online Sunshine" page
links users to a vast amount of information. For instance, by clicking
onto www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm, you can find out:
* How to contact your state senator or representative;
* What bills your legislator is sponsoring;
* The status of legislation you are interested in;
* Determine what legislation is filed by subject matter and the status
of that legislation; and
* Other reports, publications and meeting calendars produced by the
Florida Legislature.
By logging onto Florida' Online Sunshine page, you'll know the latest
information on the issues that most matter to you. Please take ad-
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St. George Beachfront
from Page 1
lar claims and denials are made
in Counts III and IV by Alexis and
the county.
Under Affirmative Defenses, the
county asserted that Alexis and
its predecessors in title are barred
by limitation of action by statute.
Moreover, the Answer claims that
Alexis and its predecessors in title
are guilty of laches.
The answer adds that Alexis is
stopped to claim the.property by
failing to pay taxes after the filing
of the plats of St. George. Island
Gulf Beaches, Units 1, 2 and 3
and by nearly 50 years of use by
the public. Others -have pur-
chased adjacent property and re-
lied on the dedication of streets
and beaches for nearly 50 years.
Alexis is further stopped to claim
the property because it was not
claimed an asset in the bank-
ruptcy of St. George Island Beach,
Ltd.
At the conclusion of the county's
Answer, there is a counter-claim
against the Plaintiff, Alexis Mar-
keting Co., Inc. seeking a declara-
toryjudgment naming the county
as owner of the disputed lands.
"The claims of Plaintiff constitute
a cloud on the Defendant's title,
which should be removed."


Emergency Mgt. Plan
from Page 1
Command Structure
During Activation

This overview of the Franklin
County Emergency Management
Plan has emphasized only the
administrative structure before
and during activation. There is
much more to he Plan including
a Recovery Element and a Miti-
gation Element, While Tim Turner
is the overall Coordinator, each
participating agency is respon-
sible for preparedness, response,
recovery and mitigation activities.
Each agency is also responsible
for developing their own internal
procedures.to guide their re-
sponses to a 'disaster.
The High Risk Hazards include:
hurricanes and tropical storms.
flooding, tornadoes and severe
thunderstorms. In the last 100
years, 50 tropical storms and
hurricanes have passed within 60
miles of Franklin County. Perhaps
the greatest damage from a hur-
ricane would be flooding. The
State of Florida ranks,fourth na-
tionally in the annual occurrence
of tornadoes, with the most ac-
tive season beginning in May and
continuing through August. This
year, forecasters predict a slightly
larger share of storms to originate
in the Gulf of Mexico.


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The Franklin Chronicle


School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 3 All Curriculum Groups
Du'1na .


M.th


Number Mean
of Scale


Percent In Each
Achievement Level


SNumber Mean
of Scaled


Percent In Each
Achievement Level


District (Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Score 1 2 3 4 5
STATE TOTALS 188,387 293 27 14 32 23 5 188,606 302 21 20 34 20 5
7 CALHOUN' -w9 CARR ELEM/MIDDLE SC 28 334 4 11 36 36 14 28 334 0 18 46 29 7
7 CALHOUN 101 ALTHA PUBLIC SCH 44 328 9 5 39 43 5 44 325 5 9 45 36 5
7 CALHOUN' 131 BLOUNTSTOWN ELEM 99 295 27 11 32 20 9 09 320 15 11 32 31 10
19 FRANKLIN 21 CHAPMAN ELEM 26 275 31 12 46 12 U Az 9rV i 15 I5 62 8 6
19 FRANKLIN 91 CARRABELLE HIGH 27 298 11 15 .48 26 0 27 293 11 30 52 4 4
19 FRANKLIN 101 BROWN ELEM 39 266 18 18 41 23 0 40 288 28 18 45 10 0
19 FRANKLIN 9990 APALACHICOLA BAY CH 23 319 26 4 22 39 9 23 317 4 4 22 57 13 4
23 GULF 22 WEWAHITCHKA ELEM 80 297 23 16 31 26 4 81 319 11 17 41 25 6
23 GULF 51 PORTST JOE ELEM 79 309 19 15 .24 38 4 79 322 10 10 43 37 .. 0
39 LIBERTY 31 W RTOLAR K-8 SCHOOL 69. 287 28 10 33 25 4 71 297 23 14 9 35 "
39 LIBERTY 41 HOSFORD ELEM/JR HIGF 27 323. 11 4 48 33 4 27 308 11 11 63 15 0
65 WAKULLA 5 CHRTR SCH OF THE ART 10 300 30 10 30 30 0 10 296 20 30 30 20 0
65 WAKULLA 11 MEDART ELEM SCH 97 317 14 11 31 34 9 97 329 6 18 32 36 8
65 WAKULLA. 31 CRAWFORDVILLE ELEM 97 319 10 13 35 35 6 97 328 6 21 33 35 5
65 WAKULLA 91 SHADEVILLE ELEM SCH. 123 318 14 9 32 37 8 124 326 6 15 41 31 6
Grade 4 All Curriculum Groups
Reading Math
Number Mean Percent In Each Number Mean PercentInEach
of Scale Achievement Level of Scale Achievement Level
District School Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Score 1. 2 3 4 6
299 0 15 20 2 6 12.36 26


91 CARR ELEM/MIDDLE SCH
101 ALTHA PUBLIC SCH
131 BLOUNTSTOWN ELEM


191.866
31
49
82


299 30 15
316 13 26
316 8 22
316 16 20


28 21 6 192,366 284
32 '23 6 31 300
39 29 2 49 315
33 20 12 82 316


19 FRANKLIN 21 CHAPMAN ELEM 37 300 35 16 22 22
19 FRANKLIN 91 CARRABELLE HIGH 23 319 13 30 22 .30
19 FRANKLIN 101 BROWN ELEM 30 291 37 7 43 13
23 GULF 22 WEWAHITCHKA ELEM 64 305 28 14 -"--33 22
23 GULF 51 PORT STJOE ELEM 92 303 26 18 28 20
39 LIBERTY 31 WR TOLAR K-8 SCHOOL 69 298 25 16 42 17
39 LIBERTY 41 HOSFORD ELEM/JR HIGH 23 304 26 22 26 17
-65WAXULLA 5 CHRTRSCHOFTHEARTS. S 11 297 27 18 55 0


65 WAKULLA 11 MEDART ELEM SCH
65 WAKULLA 31 CRAWFORDVILLE ELEM
65 WAKULLA 91 SHADEVILLE ELEM SCH.

Reading Results, Fourth
Grade
The state average was 299. All
Franklin schools were above the
state average. Calhoun and
Wakulla Counties led the cluster
of counties surrounding Franklin
with the highest averages on this
element.


327 13 12 35 32
329 11 13 37 30
320 13 14 38 24


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Math Results, Fourth
Grade
The state average was 294. All
three Franklin County schools fell
below this level but not by much.
Wakulla County schools at the
fourth grade level scored highest.
17% or less of the Franklin stu-
dents taking the math test were
in the highest level (#4 or #5).


School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 5 All Curriculum Groups
DenidnaR


1 2 '36


291 .2 38,
277 35 35
298 16 23


65 299 18 J1 J4 1Z
93 289 20 37 28 15 0
71 283 27 32 37, 3 1
_23 292 9 48 30 13 0
11 279 18 45 36 .0 0


318 7 7 40 23 4
318 11 23 40 .19 7
305 14 27 35 23 2.


Reading Results, Fifth
Grade
The state average was 285. Most
fifth graders that took the test
scored below or at the state aver-
age of 285 with the exceptions in,
Liberty, Gulf and Calhoun Coun-
ties. Wakulla County fifth-graders
averaged considerably higher
than their counterparts in the
counties surrounding Franklin.


Math


Number Mean Percent In Each Number Mean Pdrcent In Each
of Scale Achievement Level of Scale Achievement Level
District School Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Scor. 1. 2 . 3 4 6
STATE TOTALS 192,604 285 28 18 30 19 4 192.472 318 25 27 23 19 6
7 CALHOUN 91 CARR ELEM/MIDDLE SCH .35 293 26 20 37 11 8 35 324 6 .46 37 11 0
7 CALHOUN 101 ALTHA PUBLIC SCH 54 286 24 20 33 20 2 54 322 15 44 22 15 4
7CALHOUN 131 BLOUNTSTOWN ELEM 76 8 286 28 18 39 13 1 77 .318 19 26 17 34 4
19 FRANKLIN 21 CHAPMAN ELEM 39 278 38 15 33 10 3 39 .287 41 49 5 5 0
19 FRANKLIN 91 CARRABELLE HIGH 41 270 41 17 29 12 0 41 288 44 34 20 2 0
19 FRANKLIN 101 BROWN ELEM 43 290 26 9 40 26 0 44 320 20 20 .30 30 0
23 GULF 22 WEWAHITCHKA ELEM 82 286 26 17 ;241 12 4 81 321 11 41 36 ,12 0
23 GULF 51 PORTSTJOE ELEM 92 282 26 ,28 26 16 3 92 313 27 26 30 15 1
39 LIBERTY 31 W R TOLAR K-8 SCHOOL 69 291 23 17 30 23 6 69 325 .23 25 20 266 6
39 LIBERTY 41 HOSFORD ELEM/JR HIGH 22 285 23 27 27 23 0 : 22 "324 14 32 36 -18 0
65 WAKULLA 5 CHRTR SCH OFTHE ARTS, SCI &T' .13 294 15 38 23 15 8 13 269 54 31 8 .8 0
65 WAKULLA 11 MEDART ELEM SCH 93 308 11 9 46 33 1 93 333 12 24 37 26 2
)65 WAKULLA 31 CRAWFORDVILLE ELEM 104 318 10 13 38 32 7 104 346 11 20 25 31 13
65WAKULLA 91 SHADEVILE ELEMSCH. 114 303 16 16 32 28 8 114 326 13 28 32 23 .4

School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 6 All Curriculum Groups
Reading Math
Number Mean Percent n Each Number Mean Percent n Each
of Scale Achievement Level of Scale Ahlevement Level
District School Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Score 1 2. 3 14 5
STATE TOTALS 194,125 291 30 18 28 18 5 193,948 298 35 22 25 13 5
7 CALHOUN 51 BLOUNTSTOWN MIDDLESCH 93 308 24 15 32 20 9 93 317 29 16 24 20 11
7CALHOUN 91. CARR ELEM/MIDDLESCH 31 317 16 19 35 19 10 31 302 29 35 16 19 0
7 CALHOUN 101 ALTHA PUBLIC SCH 71 324 7 '8 35 31 8 71 323 18 23 35 21 3
19 FRANKLIN 21 CHAPMAN ELEM 39 277 49., q 26 10 8 38 262 58 16 18 5 3.r
19 FRANKLIN 91 CARRABELLEHIGH 27 288 30 22 22 22 4 27 291 37 30 15 .15 4
19 FRANKLIN 101 BROWN ELEM 43 292 28 12 40. 16 5 43 287 37 .37 19 7 0
23 GULF 22 WEWAHITCHKA'ELEM 83 322 10 14 39 30 7 83 325 17 4 37 30 1
23 GULF 62 PORT ST. JOE MIDDLE SCH 93 306 26 14 32 22 6 92 297 .40 17 27 13 2
39 LIBERTY 31 WR TOLAR K-8 SCHOOL 64 306 18 19 39 23 3 64 304 30 25 30 13 3
39 LIBERTY 41 HOSFORD ELEMJR HIGH 24 289 25 17 33 17 8 24 294 33 21 33 13 0
39 LIBERTY 71 LBRTY CLHN SUCCESS CTR 3 2
65WA 5 CHRTR SCH OF THE ARTS, SCI. 15 278 40 20 27 13 0 257 47 40 13 0 0
65 WAKULLA 12 RIVERSPRINGS MDL SCL 144 293 24 19 34 18 4 144 304 28 27 26 14 4


65 WAKULLA 71 WAKULLA COUNTY HIGH SCH 2
65 WAKULLA 81 WAKULLA MIDDLE SCH 199


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On the other hand, in contrast -to
the sixth-grade reading 'scores,
the math results appeared much
brighter. A few students scored
into the highest level of attain-
ment, but at Chapman Elemen-
tary, 58% were only at level #1.
The overall average was 262. con-
siderably below the statewide av-
erage of 298. All three Franklin
schools were well below the state-
wide averages in mathematics for
sixth graders. The Wakulla Char-
ter School of the Arts and Sci-
ences has similar problems, with
47% of the sixth-grade test-takers
earning only a level # 1 attain-
ment.


Reading Results, Third
Grade
At the third grade level, 70 % of
the student test-takers at the ABC
Charter School were categorized
into level 3, 4 and 5-the highest
level of attainment. At Carrabelle
High, 74% of the third graders
were categorized into level 3 4.
At the Charter School, 9 % of the
third graders reached the very
highest category, level 5. While
the overall average of third grade
student performance at the char-
ter school was 319, a little over
one quarter of the students
reached only the first level of per-
formance. Two schools (Chapman
Elementary and Carrabelle) were
below the state average of 293.
None of the third graders scored
into the very highest level 5 in the
Franklin public schools; 9% of the
third-graders at the charter
school were in this category. At
Brown Elementary and Carrabelle
there were fewer low scores con-
trasted with the ABC Charter
School and Chapman Elemen-
tary.

Math Results, Third Grade
The statewide average score was
302. The ABC Charter School
average for third graders was 317;
the remainder of the Franklin
schools were below the state av-
erage, but not by much.

Math Results, Fifth Grade
The state average was 318 in
fifth-grade math. Calhoun, Lib-
erty and Wakulla Counties gen-
erally scored higher. Brown El-
ementary in Franklin averaged
326, above the state average. But.
unlike the other counties, there
were no Franklin Schools earn-
ing higher averages at level #5.
Again, on average, Wakulla fifth
graders inched into the level #5
category, with 13% in that cat-
egory (level #5, the highest).

Reading Results, Grade Six
The, state average was 291 with
194,125 taking the test,
state-wide. Nearly one-third of
state-wide sixth graders earned
only a level #1 attainment. The
Wakulla Charter School of the
Arts and Sciences did the poor-
est with 40 % of the sixth graders
earning on a level #1 attainment,
the lowest category. Calhoun
County led the pack with the
highest averages, all three schools
averaging into the 300s. The
Franklin County schools ranged
from averages of 277 to 292, one
barely exceeding the state-wide
average. At Chapman Elemen-
tary, 49 % of the sixth-graders at-
tained only level # 1, a poor show-
ing.Res ade SX

Math Results, Grade Six


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Reading Results, Grade
Seven
In Franklin, seventh grade
test-takers both in reading and
mathematics, there are significant
problems. 69% of Carrabelle High
test-takers scored only in the low-
est levels (#1,2), The statewide
average was 294, and the
Carrabelle and Apalachicola High
averages were 278 and 277 re-
spectively. 69% of the Apalachi-
cola High student test-takers were
also in the two lower rungs of the
attainment ladder, indicating poor
performance. The eighth grade
test-takers showed some small
improvement, but the problem
appears to persist as the grades
levels increase (See tables for
eighth, ninth and tenth grades).
The problem is reflected in the
data showing most test-takers are
categorized in the low perfor-
mance category of #1, or #2. In
the 10th grade reading scores,
74% of the Carrabelle test-takers
and 87% of the Apalachicola
test-takers attain only a level 2 or
below performance. The
state-wide averages range from
294 to 304.

Math Results, Grade Seven
The state-wide average is 292
Among 191,786 test-takers. Only
Students in Calhoun County
reached into the 300 range, ex-
cept for the Port St. Joe Middle:
School, In Apalachicola High and
Carrabelle High, the averages
Were 260 and 297 respectively.
While 4 percent of the Carrabelle
Stest-takers attained the highest
Level, 53% of the test-takers were
in levels #1 and #2, .the bottom
half. The performance in
Apalachicola High was worse:,
73% were in level #1 and #2.

Reading Results, Grade
Eight


Tabular Data For 8th,
9th and 10th Grades is
on Page 8.








APTA Still On

Alert On

Environment

By Rene topping
The beach erosion always heads
the meeting of the Alligator Point
Taxpayers Association (APTA) and
Sat the one held on May 11 was no
Exception. Dick Waters reported
that the Army Corps of Engineers
(The Corps) had issued a report
that they were ready to do vinyl
sheet piling on the area across
from the R.V.


Waters said that they will rot talk
about any other means. He also
reported that County Planner
Alan Pierce was going to come to
the June 8 meeting and he will
have a full report for the mem-
bers.
President Line Barnett reported
that the house known as "My Blue
Heaven" would be taken down in
the very near future. On the house
next to owned by a man named
Middlebrooks and the one at the
other end owned by Dr Gomez are
both under consideration and
negotiation. County Commis-
sioner Cheryl sanders said that
they will have to see how much
money is left.


The project that has been pro-
posed on the site of the old Alli-
gator Point Lounge will be on the
County Planning and Zoning
meeting to be held on may 14 at
the Courthouse. Debbie Holton
said that they have dropped the
restaurant but do want to have a
sandwich bar.
Ann Maruszak said that there are
269 paid members, Maruszak
said she had been researching for
things to put on the APTA web
site. She thought it might be able
to have a weather camera at Alli-
gator Point as they have at St.
Teresa and Carrabelle.
Allen Felfer said that he has He
has a camera on top on his house
and it takes a picture every 5 min-
utes and stores them. The wind
and rain are also measured and
are sent to his computer. He says
he has a picture with the rest of
the weather scrolls across the
bottom. People are welcome to
look at it.
On the newsletter both Hayes said
that all articles should be in by
June 24th. She also said that the
newsletter is paid for by the 50
per cent advertising they get.
Barnett said that he has been too
busy with so many issues that he


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Reading Resilts, Grade
Ten
i The state-wide average was 303.
IBoth Franklin County schools
were below that average. Wakulla
and Calhoun Counties led the
pack with the highest average
scores.

Franklin County students in
Apalachicola High scored the low-
est averages, 87 % attaining only
level #1 and Level #2 perfor-
mance. Carrabelle High was not
that much better with an average
score of 292, still far below the
statewide average of 303.

Math Results, Grade Ten
The state average was 319.
Calhoun, Wakulla and Liberty
Counties exceeded those aver-
ages. In Franklin, Apalachicola
High and Carrabelle High were
below the state-wide averages.

Summary
While there are many factors in-
volved, the results in the recently
announced round demonstrate
some problems of performance in
the testing of the upper grades.
Performance of the Franklin sev-
enth through tenth grade
test-takers grow worse as grade
level advances. This is partially
reflected in the lower averages,
contrasted with state-wide aver-
ages, and the larger numbers of
students not attaining higher lev-
els of performance beyond level
#2. This is considerably pro-
nounced in the tenth grade read-
ing scores. Consequently, some
strategies to deal with this prob-
lem may be suggested. First, it
would appear that some concen-
tration on reading skills and
mathematics be given to the
higher grade levels, even if this
means "teaching to the test." or
nearly so and perhaps remedial
training. Second, some emphasis
on motivating performance from
an emotional and psychological
Standpoint may be helpful.
Graduating students with only
marginal skills in these two ar-
eas is like condemning them to a
lifetime of menial jobs that do not
require much intellectual rigor.
Here, the involvement of parents
into the educational process is
likely to be long overdue. Those
strategies can be derived from
parent-teacher meetings and the
activities of an informed, dynamic
school board.


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The state average was 295.
Calhoun and Wakulla Counties
performed the best with averages
above 300. Franklin County
schools were one point over the
state-wide average, both schools
at 296, over one-half of the
test-takers achieving only
through level #2.
Math Results, Grade Eight
The state average was 305. Both,
Franklin Schools were slightly
below that average, 298 and 300.
Again, Calhoun County and
Wakulla County, led the pack with
the best average scores. In Lib-
erty County, over one-half of the
test-takers attained levels #3 and
#4.

Reading Results, Grade
Nine
The state average was 287.
Apalachicola High was below tie
average (284) and CarrabelleHigh
was above the average (2.94).
Again, Calhoun and Wakulla
counties led the pack with the
highest averages.

Math Results, Grade Nine
The state average was 286 with
203,911 taking the test. Liberty,
Wakulla and Calhoun led the
pack with the best averages. Stu-
dents in the compared counties
appeared to increase their spread
of average scores into the higher
attainment categories -with lower
percentages at the bottom end,
and greater numbers at the level
#3 and above.


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School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 7 All Curriculum Groups
Readlng


Number Mean Percent in Each
of Scale Achievement Level


Number Mean
of Scale


Math


Percent in bach
Achievement Level


District School Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 I
STATE TOTALS 191,991 294 29 21 29 16 5 191.786 292 33 21 26 14 7
7CALHOUN 51 BLOUNTSTOWN MIDDLE SCH 83 308 20 19 35 17 8 83 302 27 17 28 22 7
7 CALHOUN 9f CARR ELEM/MIDDLE SCH., 35 313 .14 26 37 20 3 35 306 20 29 23 26 3
7 CALHOUN 101 ALTHA PUBLIC SCH 56 319 14 20 34 21 11 56 308 18 18 45 13 7
19 FRANKLIN 41 APALACHICOLAHIGH 74 277 42 27 19 11 1 74 260 53 20 23 4 0
_..1 BAEKLIN 91 CARRABELLE HIGH 56 278 30 39 21 5 4 56 297 32 21 32 11 4
23 GULF 62 PORT ST. JOE MIDDLE SCH 97 309 19 28 29 15 9 97 305 25 26 31 7 11
23 GULF 81 WEWAHITCHKAJR.-SR. HIGH 85 301 24 24 .6 12 5 85 294 26 21 44 7 2
39 LIBERTY 31 W R TOLAR K-8 SCHOOL 72 283 33 24 33 10 0 71 262 49 18 27 6 0
39 LIBERTY 41 HOSFORD ELEM/JR HIGH 18 290 17 22 50 11 0 18 281 28 39 33 0 0
39 LIBERTY 71 LBRTY CLHN SUCCESS CTR 1
65 WAKULLA 5 CHRTR SCH OF THE ARTS, SCI& 13 292 38 15 31 1I u it o45 oz a IS 8 6
65 WAKULLA 12 RIVERSPRINGS MDL SCL 173 298 27 29 25 14 5 173 289 34 27 22 12 5
65 WAKULLA 21 SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL PRO( 7 6
65 WAKULLA 81 WAKULLA MIDDLE SCH 223 306 20 19 36 19 5 225 292 29 20 31 14 6
School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 8 All Curriculum Groups
Reading Math
Number Mean Percent In Each Number Mean Percent in Each
I of Scale Achievement Level of Scale Achievement Level
District School Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Score 1 2 3 4 S
STATE TOTALS 184,483 295 29 26 28 14 3 184.379 305 25 22 31 14 8
7CALHOUN 51 BLOUNTSTOWN MIDDLE SCH 91 302 25 22 35 15 2 92 309 20 17 42 14 7
7 CALHOUN 91 CARR ELEM/MIDDLE SCH 35 327 9 26 51 6 9 35 336 3 11 ,63 11 11
7 CALHOUN 101 ALTHA PUBLICSCH 41 318 15 24 37 22 2 41 323 10 24 41 20 5
19 FRANKLIN 41 APALACHICOLAHIGH 58 296 29 33 21 16 2 58 298 26 31 34 9 0.
19 FRANKLIN 91 CARRABELLE HIGH 30 296 27 37 27 7 3 32 300 22 22 47 6 3
-3 GULF 62 PORT ST. JOE MIDDLE SCH 98 318 8 24 50 15 2 98 324 8 20 '.46 17 8
23 GULF 81 WEWAHITCHKAJR.-SR. HIGH 73 284 41 19 22 18 0 73 295 33 29 26 12 0
39 LIBERTY 31 WR TOLAR K-8 SCHOOL 52 : 286 35 23 31 12 0 52 301 21 23 46 10 0
39 LIBERTY '41 HOSFORD ELEM/JR HIGH 18 297 28 22 44 6 0 18 298 39 11 50 0 0
39 LIBERTY 71 LBRTY CLHN SUCCESS CTR 2 2
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5 CHRH SCH Ou I tAH S, SCUI
12 RIVERSPRINGS MDL SCL
21 SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL PRO
81 WAKULLA MIDDLE SCH


1 165 308
B


21 22 33 19 5 |


218 307 23 19 36 15 7T


School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 9 All Curriculum Groups
Reading. Math


INumber Mean Percent in Each
of Scale Achievement Level
Stuellrntse. nm.1 I '


Number Mean Percent In Each
of Scale Achievement Level
r ouu .e. .. u. e ... . .4 5 I


1... i .--- --- 3. S ,e (SIu1ents Score 3 4 5
TOTALS 204,728 287 44 27 17 8 4 203,911 286 28 24 26 1 6
\LHOUN 21 BLOUNTSTOWN SENIOR HIGH 119 305 38 25 1 8 10 118 312 18 19 32 16 15
\LHOUN 101 ALTHAPUBLIC SCH 53 320 19 34 21 17 9 53 309 9 25 32 26 8
IANKLIN 41 APALACHICOLAHIGH 58 284 48 33 12 3 3 59 2O---3 37 24 5 2
ANKLIN 91 CARRABELLE HIGH 30 294 33 50 17 0 0 28 301 14 14 50 21 0.
ILF 61 PORTSTJOEJR-SR HIGH 108 302 33 34 16 9 7 108 292 19 27 33 17 5
JLF 81 WEWAHITCHKAJR.-SR. HIGH 81 285 42 31 11 14 2 82 276 33 30- 23 12 1
3ERTY 21 LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH -81 291 38 31 17 9 5 81 300 20 23 25 21 11.
AUDA 21 SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL PROGF 39 9
AKULLA 71 WAKULLA COUNTY HIGH SCH 337 305 33 2 23 9 6 336 300 18 26 32 16 8:

School FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results
2002
Grade 10 All Curriculum Groups
Reading Math
Number Mean Percent in Each Number Mean Percent In Each
SDistrict o: of. Scale Achievement Level of Scale Achievement Level
DisTETOTALS School Students Score 1 2 3 4 5 Students Score 1 2 3 4 5
STATE TOTALS 1 n1 303 ,3233t2o S o 1 .5... ... -- -
3- -, o IIse 1 92 52


21 BLOUNTSTOWN SENIOR HIGH
101 At THA DOll IU BIC CLJ


-.. 0 3 3 - 7 l o / 149,o2Z 319 19 21 25 27 8
77 307 32 31 22 4 10 77 329 9 17 32 29 13
52 315 23 33 29 8 8 52 329 10 19 29 33 10
47 275.57 30 11 2 0 47 285 '47 23 19 11 0
42 292 43 31 21 5 0 429 31S 1 oo .7
2J N~l-61 ORTTJOJR-sHIG 57 31723 3 26 3 1 67 331 7 2 253- 10


~3 2' GULF 61 PORTST JOE JR-SR HIGH 97 317 23 33 26 3 15 97 331 7 23 25 35 10
' .23GULF .. 81 WEWAHITCHKAJR.-SR. HIGH 53 298 28, 43 15 4 9 53 315 19 17 36 25 4
39 LIBERTY 21 LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH 72 -301 39 26 24 4 7 73 322 14 18 32 32
S39LIBERTY 71 LBRTY CLHN SUCCESS CTR 3 3 . . ..
- 65-WARULLA ,21 SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL PROGF 3 ---.....
\ 65WAKULLA 22 ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL PR6OC 3 ". '. ; 4. .
65 WAKULLA 71 WAKULLACOUNTY HIGHSCH '270 318 19 40 25 9 8 271 329 10 28 23 31 9


APTA Alert from Page 6

has not had time to get ito me
by-laws and promised them by
the end of the summer.
Public safety John Murphy said
that he had met with Sheriff
Bruce Varnes and Malor Mock. He


reported that both of these men
said that they cannot have a man
at the Point all the time as a full
time resident. They said it was
difficult as they would have to live
in the trailers and no-one wants
to do that, He said that the men
do patrol but mostly late Into the
night.


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Murphy said that the Sheriff
would provide a car and gas if the
people on the Point would get to-
gether a Citizen Patrol. Murphy
said there was a few of the Fire
Department that might want to
form a watch at the evenings and
Weekends, There should be two
people on duty and they would not
have guns. They would report over
the itdid'if they 'sa iiLdi~A'hf
suspicious.
They could park it in different
places around the area'and that
might be a deterrent. The Sheriff
said he would try to have a deputy
all day on holidays if they sent
him a formal letter.
Murphy said that it would take
about 19 to 26 people to make up
a good patrol. There is some train-
ing given by the sheriff. If some-
one wanted to be an Auxiliary
deputy that would have much
more power and they could arrest,'
and the training is 132 hours to
got qualified and would cost $200.
Murphy said that he would look
into it more deeply and see if there
is enough interest. He said that itl
would take the Sheriff about 3
months to got them a car.
Steven Fling Chief of the Volun-
tary Fire Department asked that
everyone get numbers for their!
homes as the emergency equip-
ment is dispatched on the num-
ber of your house. He said don't
call 911. Use the 697-2113 num-
ber.


Continued on Page 9


Rob Cooley


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Chronicle: Who was the Consttlt-
ant who was here-Doug Eidel?
Cooley: Actually, he was just
here-for a short time-actually,
he came the same day I did, and
his last day was May 2nd. He was
just here to oversee the operations
and get a feel for it. He's a
long-term administrator in the
state of Florida, and-to help me
get acclimated a little bit to the
Florida scene.
Chronicle: Do you have sufficient
staff working for you now here?
Cooley: Yes, I believe we do. I
could always use more staff, so-
we are always open to people who
are looking for a change in jobs,
a change in scenery. That kind of
thing. But I think it is a reward-
ing field.
Chronicle: What staff do you
have here now-how many RN's,
for example?
Cooley: I think we have some-
where-between 4 or 5 RN's on
staff.
Chronicle: How many employees
total do you have here?
Cooley: I think we employ-at the
last count-wvas between 80 and
85.
Chronicle: Any doctors on the
staff, or do you contract that?
Cooley: We contract with a medi-
cal director. And each patient has
their attending physicians. ... The
new medical director is Dr.
Chorba.
Chronicle: What will you be look-
ing for. when recruiting staff?
Cooley: We're looking for good
work history, people who care.
Understanding people, patient
people. We're looking for people
who are looking for some stabil-
ity. It's not an easyjob in a nurs-
ing home, and people might take
it lightly when they come in. If
they understand the kind of en-
vironment they are working in
and the kind of duties they have-
it might help them to understand
a lite better, before they commit
to the job.
Chronicle: What kind of recre-
ational facilities do you have for
the residents here?
Cooley: We provide a full time so-
cial services person. We have full
time activities. We post a calen-
dar on the wall outside here with
a monthly calendar that has all
the activities that we provide. We
also have organizations that come
in. In fact, today we just had their
Mother's Day Party. We had a
couple of employees sing for the
occasion. We had a special din-
ner for the mothers. They will be
bringing in flowers for them on
Sunday.
Chronicle: I-ow many .residents
do you have ftow?i
Cooley: Currently, we're at-We
have 61 in house and one in the
hospital. We use Weems in
Apalachicola-some get trans-
ferred on to Tallahassee or
Panama City.
Cooley said he was born in
Omaha, Nebraska, in 1964. I'm
37. 1 was raised in Cheyenne,
Wyoming. It's a beautiful state-
S"it's kinda got some different ter-
rain. Cheyenne is kind of on the
eastern plains. Then, if you go
w6st, you get into the mountains."
He said they "try,to keep their
(residents') cognitive level high.
SActivities of daily living is what we
call it. We try to keep them-mov-
ing-as much as they can-doing
the independent living stuff,
dressing themselves, feeding
themselves, walking. We have a
restorative program where we try
to keep them moving..."
"More active people," he said,
are-I think you have more
self-worth." He continued, "We
want to keep the residents in-
volved. Now, we don't force them
to 'do anything that they don't
want to do. But we try to keep
them so that their mental.status
stays high, their physical abilities
don't deteriorate."


New Administrator

Of Bay St. George

Care Center Hopes

ToEarn RespectBy

ring community
By Tom Campbell
Rob Cooley, Administrator of Bay.
St. George Care Center, assumed
his new position here on April 10,
2002. He said he prefers the title
of Nursing Home Administrator.
He is a graduate of Southwestern
Adventist College, Keene, Texas,
with "a B.B.A. in Long-Term
Health Care Administration." He
has been an administrator "for ten
years."
Chronicle: What are some of the
main duties of a nursing home
administrator?
cooley: Some of the main du-'
ties-You are over the budgets,
you're over the operations of the
facility, relating to personnel poli-
cies, budgets, regulatory-state,
federal, local laws and regula-
tions. We're not over patient care,
but we are over personnel to be
sure that the patients are taken
care of, their rights are not vio-
lated, or anything like that.
Chronicle: Where was your pre-
vious experience?
Cooley.: I'm actually licensed in
Wyoming and Texa,. and I Lged
to hold a license in Louisiana.
Before I came here I was in Big
Spring, Texas. West Texas, about
a hundred miles straight south of
Lubbock.
Chronicle: What changes do you
hope to make here, during your
administration?
Cooley: Well, I would like to bring
some stability to the facility. I
think with, stability eomes better
continuity with your staff and
care. Also,. I .would lke to see a,.
littleit of change in the-kind of
community feelings about 'the
nursingg home. I haven't been here
long enough to say I know
everybody's feelings. But I know
that there are some hard feelings
toward previous experiences, and
I would like to-try to get a feel-
ing that there is a real need-that
the community feels there is a real
need for this nursing home and
that it's vital. Sometimes, I think
that people think that, nursing
Ihomes aren't really needed. And
they really are, because not e\-
erybody has a home, not, every-
body has'a place to be taken care
of-if they weren't in a nursing
home. And also, I would like the
community to understand some
of the vital services that are asso-
ciated with nursing homes-riot
just a place to live when they're
old. ... Just to let the community
know that somebody is here who
cares.


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grant of $100.00 to be used in a
landscaping plan around the
Crooked RiverLighthouse..
This community outreach initia-
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Company. The program supports
and encourages garden clubs
across the country to address
local environmental issues
through projects that promote
conservation, beautification and
community improvement.
The plan includes the use of many
native plants. which will attract
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taining and will require little
maintenance. Scallop shells, do-
nated by local Carrabelle resident,
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areas around the lighthouse by
another Carrabelle resident, Lee
Dingier. Additional soil, provided
by the City of Carrabelle, will be
needed as well as fertilizer.
PVC pipe will be used to stop the
erosion now occurring. Landscape
timbers will be utilized to retain
the soil. An old wooden skiff, do-
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Messer, has been placed in front
of the lighthouse and drought tol-
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it. A 10' perimeter will be planted
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Regarding payment, he said, "Ba-
sically, we have three types of
payment. We have Medicaid, for
those who need assistance
through the state. We have pri-
vate pay, which is broken down
to semi-private room or private
room. And then we have Medi-
care-where Medicare pays a cer-
tain portion of their stay, depend-
ing if they qualify for that."
Chronicle: Is there a message you
would like to get out to Franklin
County?
Cooley: Well, one message is that
I believe this nursing home is vi-
tal to this community. And it
takes a real strong community
support for nursing homes to ex-
ist nowadays, because of funding.
... If there are people in our com-
munity who need our services, I
would hope and encourage them
to come and look at this facility,
and not take Franklin County
residents outside the county. ..
Anything that I can do to en-
lighten the community, to bring
an awareness to the services that
we provide, I would be happy to
do that. I want to get involved in
the community in any way that I
can. Right now,' I'm helping out
with 'Meals on Wheels'-that kind
of thing. I have been involved with
the American Cancer Society ...
that kind of thing. But I want
people to know that-it is vital
that this service stay here in this
community. I want to be part of
the community, but I want ... for
the existence of this facility, it
takes patients. The more patients
we have, the more stable the op-
eration."
Chronicle: How many patients
can you handle?
Cooley: We can hold 90. ... As
long as we're here, we are going
to take care of our patients. That's
the most important thing. I am
available to anybody-If anybody
wants to just come in and look-
if they want to come in and talk
to me, ask me questions, I'll be
happy to talk with them, tell them
what I know. I look forward to
being a part of this community.


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05/04/02 at the request of FHP 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 *
$ 308.00 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.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 06/13/02 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
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670.8219


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5.00 per ad. Please send your copy to: Franklin Chronicle, 2309 Old
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Chronicle is published. Type your ad, or print in block letters all the infor-
mation you desire in the ad. If the word and number count exceeds 40,
the cost will be an additional $5.00. Discount rates available. Please re-
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ing the date of May 31, 2002. The next issue will be June 14. 2002. Thus.
ad copy, your check and your telephone number must be received by
Tuesday, June 11, 2002. Please indicate the category in which you want
your ad listed. Thanks.

DONATIONS NEEDED
Refuge House clients are in
Need of the following in good
working condition: washer,
dryer, bunk beds and mat:
tresses, chest of drawers. If you

please contact our office at 653-
3313. Thanks.

FOR SALE
1995 Isuzu 1 ton Diesel PS PB
automatic air 10 ft. refrigerated
or freezer. Body & all tires good
overall condition. Real good.
Call 850-352-4393.
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FOR SALE
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-
ment.


FOR SALE
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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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 05/21/02 Invoice No. 7708
Description of Vehicle: Make Nissan Model PK Color Blue
Tag No F57PGC Year 1985 state FL inNo. 1N6ND01SOFC327710

To Owner: Brandon N. Brown To Lien Holder:
160 Avenue E
Apalachicola, FL 32320


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/11/02 at the request of APD 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.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 06/20/02 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
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219




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31 May 2002 Page 9


Site in Apalachicola
The Seventh Annual Relay for Life
Fund-Raiser Against Cancer has
raised $34,623 thus far, accord-
ing to James Hamilton, the event
chairperson. Nine teams raised
about $19,400; all teams met
their goals. But, the event fell a
bit short overall from the $41,000
expected.
The Relay for Life was staged this
year at the Porter sports field,
west of Apalachicola. Previously,
it had been held in Eastpoint, with
occasional stagings on St. George
Island and Apalachicola..
This year's fund-raiser was dedi-
cated to the memory of JoEllen
Ward Whaley.
The grand opening ceremony be-
gan at 6 p.m. with an invocation,
presentation of the colors, and the
Survivor victory lap and reception.
Sara Ward and Miranda Moses
performed on violin; with Marily
McCann singing, and later Gin-
ger Coulter and Karen Brannan,
followed by the Young Men of In-
tegrity and Ladies of Destiny
(singers). The Pam Nobles dance
groups performed after 8 p.m. A
Luminaria ceremony was held
about 9 p.m. with Chris Clark
playing bag pipes and Sam Ball,
violin. Karen and the Girls, and
later Gene McLeod and Karen
Brannan were featured singers.


The weather during the night
helped curtail the Saturday morn-
ing ceremonies.
The nine teams included:
Apalachicola State Bank Green-
backs; Gulf State Community
Bank Buckancers; the Philaco
Phillies; Amberjacks; Enforcers;
Clare's team; the Courthouse
Crew; Remember JoEllen-In
Honor of Sharon; and Gulf Coast
Realty. The following corporate.
sponsors also participated in the
event: Gulf State Community
Bank; Jetton Hauling and Hatfield
Construction; Lynn's Quality
Oysters; Chevron-Miller Marine;
Tommy and Doris Pendleton and
Sam and Doris Gibbs; Miller and
Sons; Dodd Title and The Bank.
Special recognition went to:
Portside Traders of Port St. Joe;
Tommy Ward, Kelley Funeral
Home; Tavlor's Building SuDplv:


J
Florida Seafood Festival;Franklin
County Commissioners; Franklin
County Work Camp; East Point
Little League; the Boy and Girl
Scouts; Carrabelle High School Jr.
Beta Club; and the Apalachicola
High School Cheerleaders and
Tink's BP.
The 2002 Committee consisted of:
James Hamilton (Chair); April
Giles (Co-Chair), Donnie Gay (Lo-
gistics); Teresa Segree (Team Re-
cruitment) and Loraine "Brownie"
Brown (Honorary Chair).
Relay for Life is a 24-hour event
normally, weather permitting. The
philosophy behind these hours is
simple. It's about empathy and
understanding about learning
from people with cancer who don't
have the luxury of escaping their
sickness, even for one night.


The wonderful sponsors, support-
ers, and generous volunteers all
pulled together to make the first
St. George Island Family Festival
possible. With their help we were
able to raise almost $1,800.00.
This exceeded our goal for a first
time family fun day event. The
community support we received
has encouraged our efforts to con-
tinue.
Although we wanted the day to be
fun we also wanted to make the
most of the opportunity to show
participating families, both visit-
ing and local, the types of services,
projects, and activities our com-
munity as a whole has to offer. It
was exciting, therefore, to have so
many local organizations volun-
teer to join in the event. These
included the Apalachicola Bay
Charter School, Apalachicola Bay
& River Keepers, Apalachicola
SNational Estuarine Research Re-
serve, Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Coast 105.5, Dixie Theatre,
Franklin Co Public Library,
Franklin Co Sheriffs Department,
Girl Scouts, Red Cross, Sea Turtle
Awareness Program, St George
Island Fire Responders, St George


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mothers and fathers of St. George
Island M' cooperation with the
Community Foundation, of North
Florida (501 (c)(3) ), in Tallahas-
see. Anyone interested in helping
in our efforts is encouraged to'
contact us at the numbers and
address listed below. Any contri-
butions should be made out to the
Community Foundation Of North
Florida, and specified to the SGI
Playground Project. Thank you
again for all your help and sup-
port!
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2032 Whelk Way
SGI, FL 32328
927-2313
Josephine Krehl
500 W. Sawyer
SGI, FL 32328
927-3424
Jessie Doyle
1336 Azalea Stieet
SGI, FL 32328
927-4170

We would like to give special
thanks to Van Johnson for the
tremendous effort he and his crew
put forth in preparing the festival
site.


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miles of rivers, thousands of acres of wetlands and
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St. James Bay. This new golf course community is
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Lanark Village from Page 6

chester wishes to retires and she
told the commissioners she is pre-
pared to stay until she feels Ms.
Pruett is able to take over.
The commissioners then inter-
viewed applicants for the office
position and authorized Lawlor to
inform Ms, Pruett that she had
been chosen.
The next regular meeting will be
held June 18, at 2 p.m. at the
District office.


APTA from Page 2

Bob Burnett said that there are
several problems at the Welcome
Garden. He said he will call a
meeting before the next meeting
and see if they can resolve them.
The main problem is the closed
road. People are driving right
through and tearing everything
down. Some of the solutions such
as Spanish Bayonets has been
turned down by the county attor-
ney.
The welcome sign needs refur-
bishing. He said it might be good
to take bids for a maintenance
company to take care of it.
Cheryl Sanders told the members
that the Chillas Hall has been
booked some time in the next few
weeks for a five-hour meeting on
moving the U.S. 98 Roadway.
It was also reported that ARVIDA
is negotiating with The Pelican
Day on the entire resort plan. It
is believed that a contract may be
drawn in the near future. Sand-
ers said that the project was
Project Under Development (PUD)
and when someone asks for that
the developer has to follow the
plans that he got permission for.
She added that there is only two
amendments to the comprehen-
sive plan and the county has al-
ready used one.
Taylor Moore manager of the Wa-
ter Company said their meeting
was very quiet even though they
raised the rates a little. Those who
are heavy users will pay more that
those who are thrifty. He added
that of 20 shallow wells that can
be permitted 7 people have com-
plied. There was a report of water
dripping on the company side of
a meter. Moore said he would take
care of it.
Vicki Barnett a.k.a. The Alligator
Point Turtle Lady spoke to the
members on the rules. She has a
sign erected to remind people that
it in turtle season. She said that
she has spotted a nest already.


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Other students displaying works in the show were:
Casey Crosby who had about nine objects in the show; John
Hutchinson who had about eight works on exhibit; Michael Luberto
who had 19 works in the show; Tareava Jones had ten works in the
show; Stephanie Jones had ten; and LaShonda Williams who showed
seven pieces of art.


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"Dynamic" Art Exhibit of Apalachicola High

Art Studio Draws Large Crowd

Cass Allen's Students Display Technique and
Creativity
By Tom Campbell
"Oynamic" is the o most often heard among those attending the
art exhibi ofthe Apfrachicola High School (AH.S.) students on Sun-
day, May I1G thetf'words often used to describe the art work dis-
played. t Chef-Eddie's Magnolia Grill at 99 Eleventh Street in
Apalachicola were "exciting" and "very creative."
The exhibit featured "more than 30 students, grades 9 through 12,"
according to Cass Allen, artist and teacher in charge of the A.H.S. Art
Studio. Cass Allen has been the art teacher for three years, and was
recruited by Apalachicola High School Principal Denise Butler, who i
said, "I enticed Cass Allen to come" into the school system to teach
the high school students. "'Our kids need an artist-not just a teacher,"
smiled Butler. "Now, we have an art studio," and the students are
inspired by a wonderful teacher.
Cass Allen teaches two art classes, and this was the third year that
the students have held the Art Show. She said it was good to watch
the students get involved and excited about their work. Many of them
were obviously very proud of what they had done. That self-worth
and self-esteem are invaluable as any good teacher knows. The stu-
dents displayed technique and a high level of creativity.
Marie and Willoughby Marshall said they were very impressed by the
art work, by Cass Allen, and also by Principal Denise Butler. She is
doing a wonderful job as principal at Apalachicola High School, ac-
cording to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall. "The art studio is just one example."
There were enough people impressed by the quality of the students'
works that the "'Art Show is being extended through next weekend
(May 25-26)," according to Cass Allen. As of the first weekend, she
said, "We have taken in $1,800. in sales."
Among the many gifted artists was a senior by the name of Tali Pati.
She "just started this year working on African masks," and had sev-
eral works on display which gathered crowds all afternoon and sold
*very quickly. Tali Pati said she plans to continue her education at
Gulf Coast Community College, majoring in psychology, and keeping
her art work-as "a hobby."
Another gifted student was Roosevelt Brown, a 10th grade student,
who does fantastic animals in clay. His work is highly imaginative
and colorful.
Brian Baird is also a tenth grade student who has painted and also
worked in the medium of yarn. His use of colors and design was
creative and brilliant.


Other student artists represented by one or more works included:
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Josepn amrrty
Kim Giddens
Ramona Kent
Tina Osburn
Michael Thompson
Ashley Richards
Tessia Sapp
Jill Thomas
Richard Brown
George Harris


Thomas Evans
Kimberly Moore
B. J. Tomlin
Adrian Pierre
Jada Chason
Lindsey Page
Lindsey Kemper
Jerome Curtis
Pam Johnson
and Catherine Page


Prices for the works of art ranged from $10 to $75. Some of the items
were marked "Not For Sale."
The works on exhibit displayed various mediums, including acrylic,
watercolor, linoleum block print, clay, yarn and mosaics. Quite a num-
ber of the art objects were bought by those attending the exhibit.
Some of the money goes to the school, to help buy art supplies and
some goes to the artists.
Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments were served, compliments of
Bettye and, Eddie Cass. Chef Eddie commented that the art show
was "a big success." Approximately 120 people attended the exhibit
during the afternoon.





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Philaco Woman's Club Installs Officers, 2nd Annual "Dixie
Announces Scholarship Winners
Open" Golf
Tournament Earns

S$1295 In Donations

For Dixie Theatre

By Tom Campbell
Pictured in the photograph are
Mike Keller and his wife Debbie
presenting a check to Dixie
Partington (at left in the photo) as
I the result of donations from the


(Left to right) Caleb George Kembro, Tali Pati.


Congratulations to the new slate
of officers who will serve the
Philaco Woman's Club of Apalach-
icola for the years 2002 2004.
Installed at a luncheon on Satur-
day, May llth were:
President, Rita O'Connell; 1st Vice
President, Farris Aston; 2nd Vice
President, Shirley Taylor; Trea-
surer, Glen Siler; Recording Sec-
retary, Janet Christenson; Corre-
sponding Secretary, Marjorie
White and Parliamentarian
Donna Butterfield. Carolyn
Finlayson, Director of District 2
of the Florida Federation of
Women's Clubs performed the
installation ceremony.
Scholarship Recipients Tali.Pati
and Caleb George Kembro were
each presented scholarships in
the amount.of $750.00 to the
learning institutions of their
choice. Philaco members con-
gratulate ti'tse outstanding
young people"'and their parents.


Scholarships are awarded based
upon academic excellence, desire
to continue education, financial
need, plus school and community
activities.
Local charities awarded contribu-
tions from the Philaco Woman's
Club this year include: Franklin
County Senior Citizens, Refuge
House, Boy Scout and Cub Scout
Troops #28,.Boy Scout Troup #22,
Girls Scout Troops, Franklin
County Public Library, and
Project Graduation.
As of this writing, results of the
Anerican Cancer Society Relay
For Life have not been finalized.
The Philaco Woman's Club Team
headed by Nancy and Bill Tuell
last year raised over $2800 and
at last report had exceeded this
yeai's goal of $3000. We are
thankful for the hard-working
dedicated members who make it
all happen and who contribute so
much to our communities.


(Left to right) Donna Butterfield, Glen Siler, Shirley Taylor,
Farris Aston, Rita O'Connell, Carolyn Finlayson. Not
pictured: Janet Christenson and Marjorie White.


2nd Annual "That Place On 98
Dixie Open" 18-hole Golf Tourna-
ment, which took place on May
8, 2002, at Wildwood Country
Club in Wakulla County. A $60
donation was asked of the golf-
ers, which also gave them a
chance to play some wonderful
golf, win some prizes and feast on
a Shrimp Boil.
Non-golfers were welcome to at-
tend the Shrimp Boil, for a $30
donation. All proceeds were to
benefit the Dixie Theatre.
Sponsors for the event were
Apalachicola State Bank, Century
21, Collins Realty, Anchor Realty,
Prudential Resort Realty, Con-
tractor's Depot, Taylor's Building
Supply, Apalachicola Seafood
Grill, Finni's, That Place on 98,
The Owl Cafe, Fishbones, That
Place On Ochlockonee Bay, and
Apalachicola Bay Trading Com-
pany.
Dixie Partington said she was
thrilled that the 2nd Annual Golf
Tournament was such a "suc-
cess." The plan is to make it an
annual event in May of each year.


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