Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: June 28, 2002
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Franklin School Grades Released

the a001-c02l aseioal \ea- o ,lwe il I '- > C hiol, w t( \a.Oit h.1'
Governor Jeb B ushI, irOi n n W (\ lawnu ft auk hriogiam anAk Frocw-
tlion Seretary Jim !Imoi, Airdl tha ci wh srhol will \\ \ able to ut e tlw
more detailed ..lr r-e p( r to pi irovi llorlnt1lim1- tetardinfg ff t-", I1,
i llrlnI'.lis and we ntioel tc r edo'twraiU anl parents to help hw-ir
students individually. They also ainoumome the A"d.- -'\N' i PtIJh
programm that will !ri' i,l- icmlcii. lt targeted help anAd expanded
financial assistance to lo\wer I:" I ,r,,iiinill school.,
2,515 schools received a letter gr-ade this \year, The breakdown ol
grades by school type is presented in Table 1, below,

Elementary School
% Elementary Schools
Middle School
% Middle Schools
High School
% High Schools
% Combined Schools
% Total

Table 1
Grades By School Type
A B 0 o f1-- -T-
180 361 417 116 41 B
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In Franklin County, both high schools (Apalachicola and Carrabelle)
earned "C" grades. Brown Elementary school earned a "B" evalua=
tion, dropping one letter grade down from an "A" last year. Chapman
Elementary fell even further, going from a "D" to an "F' Lr,.dc in ;'t r2
The Table 2 presents the grade distribution for schools in counties
surrounding Franklin, including Calhoun, Gulf, I-l).'rln and Wakullan


Table 2
Florida Department of Education
School "Grades" of Regional Counties

Calhoun Blountstown Senior High School
Blountstown Senior High School
Blountstown Middle School
Carr Elementary & Middle School
Altha Public School
Blountstown.Elementary School
Franklin Chapman Elementary School
Apalachicola High School
Carrabelle High School
H. G. Brown Elementary School
Apalachicola Bay Charter School
Gulf Wewahitchka Elementary School
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Port St. Joe High School
Port St. Joe Middle School
Wewahitchka Junior-Senior High School
Liberty W. R. Tolar K-8
Hosford Elementary Junior High School
Wakulla Medart Elementary School
Riversprings Middle School
Crawfordville Elementary School
Wakulla High School
*Wakulla High School
Wakulla Middle School
Shadeville Elementary Schoool

Volume 11, Number 13


immmm r p rU
Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin County ehool Editorial and Commentary .
Grade ........... ......... 1.... .. 1 ....................... ... ...- 3, 4
ACF River laues ........ 1, 10 Salterwater Clasic Photos 6
Archaeology ............ 1, 10 FCAN ........... ........ 8
Arvida Highway Roalignment Carrabelle ......................
................ ._ ....1........, 1, 7 Lanark Village ................ 9
St. George Pavilion .......... 1 David Fullmer................ 10
Franklin Briefs ............2

Compact Agreement Talks Extended

June 28 July 11, 2002

St. George Island Pavilion in Final Stage

00 Franklin Commission Accepts Draft
B001 2002
B Letter To Governor On ACF Issues


Recommended by David McClain of River Keepers

Following June 12th, when Florida, Georgia and Alabama agreed to
extend the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Compact Agree-
A A ment to July 15th, David McClain recommended a letter be sent to
Governor Jeb Bush on the ACF issues. He read a draft of the letter at
D F the last County Commission meeting on June 18th. The Commis-
c sloners agreed to send the message of concern to the Governor.


N= A new school; not enough students taking the test;
No formal grade report has been issued by the State
Dept. of Education.

Blountstown Middle School appears to have improved the most, go-
ing from a "C" to an "A". No school in Calhoun County, however, was
evaluated less than a "B" grade. Improvements were made in the Port
St. Joe High School but the elementary school fell one letter grade.
from an "A" to a "B", Two schools in Wakulla (Wakulla Middle and
Medart Elementary) also dropped one letter grade.
The Department of Education (DOE) will provide additional targeted
support to lower performing schools through the Assistance Plus pro-
gram. Presumably, these benefits will be available to students in the
Chapman Elementary School, going from a "D" to an "F" evaluation.
Although "F" schools have historically received more funding than
higher performing schools, according to the Department of Educa-
tion, ASSISTANCE PLUS will expand existing services to these schools
by increasing the role of each School Advisory Council (SAC) and
calling upon experts to work directly with schools to develop and
implement school improvement plans. Individuals, such as superin-
tendents, SAC chairs and curriculum experts, will be asked to serve
on ASSISTANCE PLUS teams and work with their schools and com-,
munities to offer customized assistance to each school earning a "D"
or lower. Other forms of assistance include:
1. JUST READ, FLORIDA is committing $11 million to pro-
Svide reading coaches trained in scientifically based reading
and standardized protocols to district administrators, prin-
cipals and SAC.
3. MATCH F schools to higher performing schools and moni-
tor the use of successful practices.
These are a sampling of strategies used at North Twin
Lakes Elementary at Miami-Date County to improve stu-
dent achievement. This school went from an "F" evalua-
tion in 1998-1999 to an "A" evaluation in 2000, and a
second "A" evaluation in 2001.
Some examples:
a. Analyzed and utilized assessment data to align
instruction to meet needs of all students.
b. Grouped classes by reading/ESOL levels to en-
gage and or involve learners actively.
c. Benchmarked progress on strategies at monthly
SAC meetings.
d. 4th and 5th grade FCAT Student-Parent-Teacher
e. On-going staff development.
f. Study skills tutorial focusing on Sunshine State
g. Parent workshops for teaching their children read-
ing, writing and mathematics ...
h. Peer training for instructional staff.
4. Use BEST PRACTICES and research-based models.
5. Ensure the availability of DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS to all F
AND FEEDBACK from schools, district and state to include
quarterly conference calls with SAC chairs and principals;
quarterly reports to State Board of Education from state, dis-
tricts and schools.

Weems Administrator Accepts

New Post In Houston

Barry Gilbert, Administrator of
Weems Hospital, has announced
his resignation effective July 11,
2002. Mr. Gilbert joined Das See,
the current leasee of Weems,
about one year ago. He has ac-
cepted a new post with a faith-
based hospital group operating in
Houston, Texas.
Mr. Gilbert was employed by Cen-
tennial before it became Das See
in 2001, when he arrived in

i Apalachicola. His earlier jobs in
public health involved his Direc-
torship of Business Services at
Southern Baptist Hospital in New
Orleans, and Administrator of a
new 260-bed hospital in Amman,
Jordan. He holds a Masters de-
gree in Health Administration
rom the College of Saint Francis,
New Orleans. He worked an
8-year stint with Blue Cross-Blue
Shield in the 1970s before mov-
ing into hospital management in
the early 1980s.

The letter read, in part, as follows:
Dear Governor Bush:
As the elected representatives of one of the six Florida
Counties directly bordering on the Apalachicola River and
Bay, we appeal to you for executive action to support
Florida's interests. Specifically-
1. That you as Governor understand and acknowledge
that the ACF Water Allocation Negotiations process
has proceeded without the public participation re-
quired both by Article XI of the Tri-State Compact
signed by Florida in 1998, and the spirit and intent of
the "Sunshine Laws" of our state. That the closed na-
ture of'these deliberations has resulted in flawed
"Florida" proposals that lack public input into the de-
velopment of an initial "water allocation formula". That
such public involvement is necessary to develop broad
public ownership and support for a responsible Florida
public policy, support that is sorely needed.
2. That the product of this flawed process has resulted
in a Florida proposal for water allocation that (a) lacks
a clear and unambiguous measure of noncompliance,
coupled with'a clear and prompt penalty and correc-
tive action, (b) legitimizes fresh water flows into the
Apalachicola River and Bay that are at or below the
50 year minimums experienced to date, and has no
clear plan for adaptive management to deal with fu-
ture events, and (c) fails to protect existing economic
and environmental interests tied to the health and
sustainability of the River and Bay, such as the
world-class Apalachicola Oysters, the $ Billion Gulf
seafood industry, and Apalachicola National Estua-
rine Research Reserve. continued on Page 10
Continued on Page 10

Skeletal Remains Fascinate


Dr Nancy White Explains


By Tom Campbell
Dr. Nancy White of the University
of South Florida (USF) was guest
speaker at Archaeology Day 2002
at the Apalachicola National Es-
tuarine Research Reserve and
entertained approximately 65
guests. Other activities of the day
included spear throwing demon-
strations and lessons, flint
knapping demonstrations and
various activities designed to
show the interesting facets of ar-
Dr. Nancy White brought some of
her students with her and they
were planning field trips thrdugh-
out the Franklin County area. The
Apalachicola Valley has a rich,
cultural history, including Creek
Indian tribes and burial grounds
and various other burial grounds.
Dr. White provided a slide show
demonstrating many skeletal re-
mains that have been found, each
of which provides much valuable
information about the people of
the prehistoric past. In 1990, USF
professionals and local residents
in the Apalachicola Valley con-
ducted test excavations at a 1500-
year-old campsite on the river-
banks and also put on a public
Archaeology Day with, displays of
stone tool and pottery manufac-
ture, Indian crafts, artifact collec-
tions, and other programs of in-
terest. The project was supported
by a grant.

Reserve to celebrate Archaeology
Day and has helped to discover
and protect archaeological sites.
The purpose is to preserve the
human past by collecting artifacts
ethically and responsibly. Dr.
White said, "'It is important to
pass on to our children an appre-
ciation of the rich cultural heri-
tage of this land."
She began, her entertaining lec-
ture by explaining that "Archae-
ology is the study of the human,
past by analysis of the material
remains, 'the stuff that people
have left behind them," including
their skeletal remains. It is a
branch of anthropology, the study
of humankind's many cultures
and societies. The archaeologist
usually cannot observe the behav-
ior of the people they study, but
must reconstruct the past using
the artifacts and other evidence
that those people have left behind.
Prehistoric archaeology investi-
gates the human past before the
time of written records or history.
In Florida, human prehistory
spans the time from the arrival of
the first people, some 12,000
years ago, until the entrance of
the first Europeans in the early
When archaeologists dig, they
look for other signs of human ac-
tivity, and not just stone tools,
pottery, or other artifacts manu-
factured by prehistoric Native
Americans. But they look for

Every second year or so, Dr. White Continued on Page 10
returns to Apalachicola Research

....7 1,45
4q11' "'"

Citizen volunteers work on the last phase of the St. George
Island Pavilion and rest rooms as a crane was brought in to
lift beams and rafters for the roof over the twin pavilions.
Dozens of citizens have volunteered labor on the project
since last summer, and most weekends they have
contributed their sweat and skills into finishing the project.
Aside from the seed money to start and sustain the financial
cost of the restroom building and the twin pavilions, the
citizen-volunteers have contributed the lion's share of work
and skills into the construction. They have demonstrated
once again that the spirit of voluntarism is the glue that
holds Franklin County together.

Arvida Public Meeting On

Realignment Of 98

By Rene Topping

A public meeting on the proposed
realignment of U. S. highway 98
was held at Chillis Hall in Lanark
Village Tuesday evening, June
The forum involved discussions of
the project and public reactions,
opinions and concerns regarding
the location, design and potential
social, economic and environmen-
tal effects of the proposed realign-
Two alignment alternatives have
been developed thus far. These are
shown in a map accompanying
this article. Both alternatives pro-
vide a relocated U.S. 319/U.S. 98
intersection that improves safety
concerns contrasted with the ex-
isting intersection. In both alter-
natives, the intersection is moved
further to the northwest and the
existing curve on U.S. 319 is flat-
tened. U.S. 98 intersects U.S. 319
in a "T" and U.S. 98 traffic turn-
ing onto U.S. 319 is required to
stop at a stop sign.
They came from all over Franklin
County, from Apalachicola to Al-
ligator Point, to fill Chillis Hall to
overflowing at the meeting held by
ARVIDA on moving U.S. 98. The
meeting that started at 6 p.m.
went into overtime in order to al-
low everyone who wished to talk
to do so.
Run by Billie Buzzett who is the
local staff member with offices in
St Joe and Apalachicola, He called
on Rosemary Woods.. an engineer
from the company of Post,

Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan,
(PBS&J) who is in charge of the
Woods gave a rundown on the two
alternative routes the road could
take. Both alternatives call for a
relocated U.S. 319/98 Intersec-
tion;. In both, the road will be
moved further to the northwest
and the existing curve on US 319
will be flattened. U.S. 98 inter-
sects U.S. 319 in a "T" and Us98
traffic turning onto US319 will be
required to stop at a stop sign. The
difference between the two is Al-
ternative 2 will go further to the
north. This appears to be the one
most likely to be come a reality.
Alternative 1 will cost $1,536,018
and Alternate 2 will cost
$1,372,573. There actually was a
third alternative and that was to
do nothing.
In addition St Joe have donated
200 feet of right of way to have
four lanes if necessary.
When the floor was opened
Buzzett asked People to raise their
hands, and row by row the public
had its say, and say they did.
First up was Jack Depreist who
asked, "Why they had brought the
newly aligned road out into the
most vulnerable and dangerous
apart of the U.S 98 at Lorenzos.
He ended by saying "Why not
leave 98 alone." Buzzett at that
moment made it clear there was
going to be one of the two alter-
natives, and U.S.98 was going to
Continued on Page 7



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PaRi 2 28 lime 2002


The Franklin Chronicle



June 18, 2002
Present: Chairperson
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal; Commissioner
Clarence Williams;
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis and
Commissioner Cheryl

County Finance officer, Ms. Ruth
Williams, briefed the Commis-
sioners on the continuing costs of
the Courthouse Annex. She re-
minded them that at the begin-
ning of the project they were ad-
vised that the construction con-
tract actually exceeded the
amount of money budgeted for the
building by $20,000. "We knew
from the beginning of the project
that Reserve for Contingency
would have to be used for some
costs of the project. It was later
discovered that phone and com-
puter lines in the Annex were not
sufficient thereby increasing
costs." She continued, "We have
also received quotes for the chairs
and desks necessary for the Board
Room and Court Room." The
Courthouse Annex construction
costs thus far are given in Table
1, below.
The balance of construction and
other expenses to be paid
from Reserve Contingency is
$69,575.55. She reminded the
Commissioners that there was
only $200,000 in Reserve for Con-
tingency. Commissioner Putnal
expressed concern that there
might be a majpr storm leaving
damage costs behind, and a con-
tingency fund of $100,000 or less
to deal with storm damage costs.
Superintendent of Public
Hubert Chipman informed the
Board that most of their equip-
ment was tied into the construc-
tion of T-hangers at the airport.
Other projects were scheduled.

ACF Issue
David McClain appeared before
the Board to ask that a letter to
the Governor of Florida be drafted
and sent expressing concern over
the ACF (Apalachicola-Chatta-
choocie-Flint River) negotiations.
"Where we are is the last oppor-
tunity we have and that is a letter
to the Governor..." he said. He
expressed some frustration about
not being able to talk with Secre-
tary Struhs, Head of the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion, and a major voice in the ne-
gotiations with the other states
involved in the negotiations. "...As
far as I am concerned, the six
counties, and you (Franklin) are
one of the six, have not been an-
swered by the state relative to this
particular issue..." McClain read
a draft of the letter he was rec-
ommending the Commission sign
and send to the Governor.
The text of the letter is contained
in a separate story of this issue of
the Chronicle. Jimmy Mosconis
moved that the letter be sent to
Governor Bush, seconded by Mr.
Williams, passed unanimously.
McClain told the Commissioners
he planned to visit the other five
counties directly affected by the
ACF negotiations to seek their
support for the ideas expressed
in the letter "...hopefully to get
some action from them."
"Georgia is getting two bites of the
apple. They are litigating in a
court in Gainesville, Georgia, and
at the same time they're negoti-
ating down here. Time is on their
side. If they don't get what they
want in court, they still got this
back door through the negotia-
tions. So, they can be as intran-
sigent in the negotiations..." "...I
think, for accuracy...it should be
understood that it's not Florida
against the State of Georgia. If you
will go to these meetings, you
would find that Bainbridge, Al-
bany, Columbus and south Geor-
gia-everything south of Atlanta-
There are four states involved in
these negotiations: the state of
Georgia, the state of Alabama, the
state of Florida and the state of
Atlanta. And, who we're negotiat-
ing against is the state of

The Commission received two
bids for drainage improvements.
The bids were referred for com-
ment to the county engineers.

Ambulance Issue
Commissioner Mosconis recom-
mended that the Board seek grant
money to obtain a third ambu-
lance. Mosconis stressed the need
to contact the state funding
agency before the county budget
cycle was begun so a backup plan
could be developed from the
county budget, if needed. Barry
Gilbert said he had contacted
Emergystat and there appeared to
be a "receptivity" to the idea of
obtaining a third ambulance.

Public Hearings
The Board approved a land use
change request for 0.47 acre tract,
Patton Drive, Eastpoint from Resi-
dential to Commercial, and rezon-
ing from R-1 single family residen-
tial to c-4 Commercial Residen-
tial. The Board also approved a
rezoning request for lots 26 and
27, Block 3, Unit 1, East, Gulf
Beaches located on East Pine
Street, St. George Island from C-2
Commercial Business to C-4
Commercial Residential.
Director of Administrative
The Board approved the drafting
of an ordinance prohibiting glass
containers on the beach.
Ms. Barbara Sanders appeared
before the Board on behalf of cli-
ent Ms. Joanne Cook who owns
land in Lanark that will be land
locked when the Board approves
the final plat for Blue Water Bay
The Board approved a motion to
seek ownership of land in the vi-
cinity of the old Carrabelle Beach.
The county already owns the road
that leads to the property.
The Board approved a recommen-
dation to readvertise for CDBG
consultants to apply and admin-
ister grants that might be funded
through in a December submis-
sion. The proposals would be
opened at the July 16th Board
Mr. Pierce advised the Board that
the Department of Community Af--
fairs has given the county 24
months to "get the funding
straight" for the Lanark Village
Drainage, otherwise the funding
will be de-obligated.

Mr. Pierce reported to the Board
that the appraisal for the 49.70
acres of land the county was in-
terested in buying up Highway 65.
The current market value is
$250,000 or about $5000 per
acre. There is $75,000 available
now if the Board wanted to make
a partial payment. Commissioner
Mosconis speculated that a bet-
ter price might be negotiated from
the St. Joe Company citing a pre-
vious purchase from Buckeye for
the county jail property years ago.
The county attorney added, "...If
he can buy at 1980 prices, I'm
willing to buy me some land at
those prices..." (Laughter)...
The Board voted to accept a cash
grant from the State-Division of
Emergency Management for
$72,260. The county agreed to

put up 25% match of in-kind la-
bor. Up to $20,000 has to be used
to hire someone to update the
Local Mitigation Strategies. Up to
10% or $7,262 can be spent on
educational material on aware-
ness of local threats. The Ameri-
can Red Cross has asked for this
money and Pierce and Tim Turner
support that request. The largest
amount, or $45,000 can be spent
by the county on mitigation
projects including the coast of
removing houses on Alligator
Point, or local flood control
projects that the county wants to
do. The deadline for formally ac-
cepting the funds is June 26th.
The Planing and Zoning Commis-
sion met in regular session on
June 11, and recommended ap-
proval of the following proposals.
The Board approved all of the fol-
lowing recommendations:
A) On development within the
Critical Shoreline, the Commis-
sion recommends:
* approval for Carroll Sherman to
construct a private dock on Lot
8, Watkins Cove Subdivision, St.
George Island. This is on the east
* approval for Alton and Karen
McCaskill to construct a private
dock in Section 12, Township 7
south, Range 4 West, which is in
the Lana:k Village area.
* approval for James and Claire
Rice to construct a private dock
on Lot 9, Bay Palm Village, St.
George Island. This is in the Plan-
* approval for Bob Almond to con-
struct a private dock in Section
36, Township 7 South, Range 5
West, which is in the Carrabelle
* approval for Terry and
Cherylann James to construct a
private dock on Lot 17, Bay Cove
Village, St. George Island. This is
in the Plantation.
* approval for Patrick Gill to con-
struct a private dock on Lot 6,
Block K, Peninsular Point, Alliga-
tor Point.
* approval for David Byrd to con-
struct a private dock on Lot 62,
Holiday Beach, Unit 1. Alligator
* approval for Gary Bliss to con-
struct a private dock in Section
4, Township 7 South, Range 3
West, which is in St. James area.
The Board approved the with'
drawal of a request by Dan
Garlick, Agent for Jimmy Meeks
for a large scale land use change
on a 101 acre parcel.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission recommended approval
to the Board, and the Board
approved all of the following
The first is for a 3.32 acre parcel
in Section 10, Township 7 South,
Range 5 West to go from A-2 to
R-1 on land adjacent to another
R-1 subdivision on the New River.
Board action today would be to
schedule a public hearing at a
later date. The property has been
previously owned by Ms. Freda
The second is for another parcel
in Eastpoint, at 241 Patton Drive,
going from R- 1 to C.
The Commission recommends in
favor of a large scale land use and
zoning change on 20.98 acres of
land adjoining the parcel above.
The change would be from A-2 to
SR- 1.,The county can only do large
scale land use changes twice a
year. One has already been taken
up by SummerCamp. I advised
the Commission and the appli-
cant that I would recommend to
the Board that it not schedule the
hearing of this change until some
time in the fall, probably October,
as we need to see if there are go-
ing to be other proposals from
other property owners this year.
The Board approved and allowed
Mr. Pierce to set the hearing at a
later date.,
The Commission heard one com-
mercial site plan review, and rec-
ommends approval of the site plan
for an electrical and plumbing
store in Eastpoint at 143 US 98.
The project met all of the require-
ments, but I did put the applicant


A Rea lty,.

Residential, Waterfront & Dog Island Properties
3.54 Acres Zoned Commercial. 370 ft. +/- of waterfront
property and 215 ft. of frontage on Highway 98. 13 boat slips
and 100 ft. of additional dockage, large concrete boat ramp.
Property currently being used for R.V. sites and boat storage.
This is prime location for town homes or condos!!

2 Bay Front Lots Located In St. James. Lots are approx.
50x150 in size. These lots overlook the east end of Dog Island
and the Dog Island Reef. $195,000.00 each.
Bayfront Home In St. James Area. 3BR/2BA home has
recently been remodeled and has a nice open layout. Situated
on 60x100 lot with a shared dock. This is great for a fishing
retreat! $295,000.00.
Bayside Realty, Inc.
101 S. Marine Street P.O. Box 267 Carrabelle, FL 32322
Office: 850-697-9505 Fax: 850-697-9541 Mobile: 850-545-7714
E-Mail: Janatbayside@msn.com www.WaterfrontPropertybyJan.com
3an Stoutamire-Realtor Freda White-Lic. Real Estate Broker
Raymond Williams-Lic. Real Estate Broker Jackie Golden-Realtor
Courtney Millender-Realtor

on notice that at this time
Eastpoint was still under a sewer
moratorium, and if he built the
building now he would have to
install a septic tank and then have
to remove it when sewer became
The Commission reviewed three
subdivision Plats, and recom-
mends the following action and
the Board approved the following:
* recommend approval for the pre-
liminary plat for Magnolia Ridge
Phase III, a 44 unit subdivision
in Eastpoint, request submitted
by Mr. Jamie Crum.
* recommend approval for the
sketch plat and final plat for "The
Preserve" a 10 lot development on
12 acres lying in Section 9, Town-
ship 9 South, Range .9 West, re-
quest submitted by Ms. Ruth
Schoelles. While the Commission
approved both sketch and final,
not all the documents have been
submitted to Mr. Shuler for him
to review the final plat, so at this
time the Board should just act on
the sketch plat.
* recommend approval of a final
plat for New River Harbor subdi-
vision, request submitted by Ms.
Freda White. This is a subdivision
that has been under development
for almost a year, and was initially
started by someone else. This
subdivision is across from the old
Buckeye Mill Site.
On June 13th, Mr. Pierce at-
tended a meeting at DCA to dis-
cuss with DCA the ORC report on
the SummerCamp project. In at-
tendance at the meeting where
representatives of St. Joe/Arvida.
I informed those present that I
would be discussing the meeting
with the Board. Here is my report.
The ORC report contains 9 objec-
tions, some of those objections
deal only with SummerCamp, and
some are objections both St. Joe
and DCA are going to need direc-
tion from the County Commis-
sion. The objections that appear
to need county commission input
are the ones dealing with protect-
ing the fifty foot setback around
wetlands (and which kind of wet-
lands), what sort of restrictions
the Board expects on water access
and shoreline development, the
Board's definition of US 98 as a
scenic road, and most impor-
tantly, the county's current defi-
nition of the coastal high hazard
area does not fit a state definition
of coastal high hazard. The last
one is the most important to DCA
because of the impact it might
have on other future development
along the main coastline in the
The dilemma for DCA is that if the
county adopts the state definition
of coastal high hazard, DCA likes
that definition worse than the one
the county has already adopted

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Letter To The Editor

Shrimp lovers-are you aware that shrimp in today's markets are
imported, pond raised and not Gulf shrimp, coming into the U. S.
from countries such as China, Indonesia, Vietnam just to name a
These ponds are unregulated using a toxic antibiotic labeled "Chloram-
phenicol" during the growing period. This antibiotic is banned by the
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the U.S. Both Europe
and Canada have rejected the sale of this shrimp (imported), so now
it is being dumped on our market.
A Calif Consumer Advocacy Group has threatened to sue 18 seafood
companies for not labeling the product as containing the use of this
antibiotic. Louisiana lawmakers are eyeing federal policy on shrimp
imports concerned about public health.
Dumping of this imported shrimp on our markets also brings down
dock prices for our local shrimpers selling their catch. Many are in
financial trouble because of this. Some cannot afford to leave the
dock. Other may loose their boats, etc.
Something must be done to protect our local shrimpers. Demand
only Gulf shrimp.
Ask Congressional representatives to request a tariff on the dumping
of imported shrimp and limit the amounts brought in. Demand label-
ing as to the use of Chloramphenicol. As a consumer, I want to know
what I am eating.
Local shrimpers need a fair shake in order to compete-not a hand-
Sout. Let's help our own U.S. Shrimpers to earn a decent living.
A concerned consumer and supporter of U.S. Shrimpers.
G. Homer
Editorial Comment

Ms. Horner raises a latent issue that appears to be looming larger in
the marketplace. In the last Chronicle issue of 14 June 2002.
Apalachicola Fisherman Seafood Processor, and former President of
the Southeastern Fisheries Association wrote in his address to the
Association for 2002:
'"he European Union banned the importation of all Chi-
nese shrimp when it was discovered that chlorampheni-
col residue was found on the shrimp. This chemical is
used to prevent salmonella in pond-raised shrimp but it
is an illegal drug. There was great concern the shrimp
banned from Europe were simply repackaged and sent
to the United States where our government does not have
the equipment to detect traces of chloramphenicol in the
parts per billion range."
In Louisiana, Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom had "detained" 1.
7 million pounds of Chinese shrimp under suspicion that it contained
the banned anti-biotic or did not carry paperwork showing point of
origin. The State began testing Chinese shrimp and crawfish in late
May 2002. Chloramphenicol has been banned for use in food pro-
ducing animals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. There are
several effects of this toxic antibiotic. These include the inhibition of
the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow which can lead
to a number of medical problems such as aplastic anemia, which is
irreversible and fatal according to FDA literature.
In early June, Wal-Mart pulled Chinese shrimp and crawfish from its
Louisiana stores. The State of Louisiana now demands certification
that products have been tested for chloramphenicol.
In a letter to Representative Alien Boyd, and Jim Northon and the
FDA, Edward E. Wood, Jr. spoke of the long slide in shrimp prices
that began last fall (2001). compounded severely vt l the. traseddv of
9/11. and increased production overseas. "...this'has set the staet-
one of the toughest shrimp imafkets everseen inr Ame'rca...
'':.. :iaf closures and bankruptcies abound as each-ipei-id~.d" '
of stability is followed by yet another downward cycle of
price slashing. This has indeed created desperate times
in the seafood industry and in some cases companies
have employed desperate measures to gain some level of
competitive advantage over one another. No greater ex-
ample of this trend can be found than the use of chloram-
phenicol to treat shrimp in an aquaculture environment.
This potentially lethal and illegal antibiotic that has been
banned from aquaculture use in most of the world has
now been well documented in shrimp and crawfish prod-
ucts from China and Vietnam..."
Clyde Truxell (Sopchoppy) has written President Bush with a ... "plea
for help for the Gulf Fishing Industry..." and asking for a protective
tariff on imported shrimp and crawfish.

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Southeast Fisheries Association

Director Blasts Federal Officials

What the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Evans and National Marine
Fisheries Service Executive Director Hogarth did with their recent
appointment of 2 sportfishing attorneys and a shrimp aquaculturist
to an already unbalanced Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Coun-
cil was to remove any vestige of wild caught shrimping representa-
tion on the Council. This was not an accident as no federal appoint-
ments are accidentally made. This was a calculated decision to stick
it in the ear of all those in the domestic shrimp industry.
What Evans and Hogarth are saying to the shrimp industry is sue us
or take this issue to Congress, you do not matter to us.
Just think about this for a minute or two. We have been around for
over 100 years providing food and employment in hundreds of com-
munities. We have taken the brunt of turtle protection and have'kept
putting bigger holes in our nets because that is what the 6nviro's and
NMFS wanted us to do. We catch a crop that is annual and its yearly
production is based on national climatic conditions not from us over-
fishing the resource. We are good people who are being savaged by
the federal officials with an agenda that excludes us.
Our only choice to be heard is through our local, state and federally
elected representatives. WE DO NOT HAVE A VOICE ON THE GULF
If what Evans and Hogarth did to us does not make every shrimp
business in the Southeast angry and fired up, then I don't know what
Support whatever group you belong to and if you don't belong to a
group that is capable of writing letters, making phone calls and hold-
ing rallies then start one yourself. The shrimp industry MUST come
together if it is to survive and maybe that is what Evans and Bush
will have done for us. If not, then they win and the domestic industry
will fade into the past just like gillnets and tarpnets.
This information needs to get wide circulation and every shrimp boat
owner needs to be made aware. THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR MONEY, it
is a call to arms.
Bob Jones
Executive Director
Southeast Fisheries Association


Commerce Secretary Evans Announces 2002

Gulf Fishery Council Appointments

Secretary of Commerce Don Evans yesterday announced on June
18th, the appointment of three.members to the Gulf of Mexico Fish-
ery Management Council (Council). The Council works in partner-
S.hip with te,,feral, government to, manage the nation's ocean fish-
r .eries.andcis-one of eight-regional councils. The-councils, established
by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
(Act) in 1976, use a public process to prepare fishery management
plans for marine fish stocks in their respective geographical areas of
responsibility. The management plans are submitted for review by
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Na-
tional Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and approved by the secre-
The Council includes members from the states of Alabama, Florida.
Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The appointees for 2002 are for
three at-large seats and include:
Maumus F. Claverie Jr.-recreational fisherman-New Orleans, Loui-
James B. Fensom-recreational fisherman-Panama City, Florida.
Joseph P. Hendrix Jr.-manager, shrimp aquaculture facility, sea-
food marketing-Harlingen, Texas.
Dr. Claverie and Mr. Fensom are reappointments to the Council while
Mr. Hendrix is a new appointee. The following are brief biographies
on the appointees:
According to the press release, Council members apply their experi-
ence and knowledge of regional U.S. fisheries to the immense chal-
lenge of rebuilding and sustaining marine resources for future gen-
erations of Americans. The Council members represent diverse inter-
ests, including commercial and recreational fishermen.


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Terms of the Council members expire annually on August 10. On
behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the Regional Administrator of
NMFS solicits nominations from the governors of fishing states and
oversees the annual appointment process. Governors must submit
completed gubernatorial nominations by March 15, and the secre-
tary announces the selections by June 27. New members will take
their seats on August 11.
Under the Act, the Secretary of Commerce selects a Council member
from the group of gubernatorial nominees for each appointed obliga-
tory and at-large seat that has become vacant due to an expiring
term, a resignation, or other reason. Obligatory seats are state-specific.
while at-large seats are regional in scope.
Last year's NMFS report on Council membership is available on the
Internet at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/reg svcs/Report
This news release, and other Council news releases, can be viewed at
the Council's web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org. In addition, Coun-
cil press releases may be received via e-mail by sending a blank e-mail
message to.pressreleases@gulfcouncil.org with SUBSCRIBE as the

Bye-Bye Catch

By Jim Lycett
40-billion lbs., 10-billion lbs., pick
a number, any number as Oceana
(the new radical environmental
conglomerate) does for bycatch
but make sure you don't put it in
any context. Once again fisher-
men are slipped a mickey by en-
'vironmental groups eternally
seeking a raison d'etre.
Oceana and its peers are rolling
out a new campaign production
model readying it for a crash test
against the facts and reality.
How does shrimp trawling fare
against this barrage? Very well
thank you, but it is terminally
important to Oceana that the
public does not hear the context,
does not learn of the successes of
bycatch reduction, and does not
begin to receive information that
refutes the over the top rhetoric
of groups like Oceana.
Literally out of thin air, National
Marine Fisheries decided to shoot
for a 50% reduction in bycatch for
shrimp trawling many years ago.
It would surprise many to learn
that through attrition, turtle
shooters, fish shooters, economic
pressures, closed seasons, and
closed areas and state efforts at
net size reduction the shrimp in-
dustry is almost there.
Shrimp boat registrations have
gone down by 25% and more
across all of the Gulf states. Taken
at face value this would mean a
25% reduction in bycatch but
there are mitigating factors. There
are more large boats than there
used to be but on the other hand
there are less small boats in the
critical estuary systems. The
larger boats have to spend more
time farther offshore where
bycatch has less and less impact.
Turtle shooters(and now fish
shooters) have had the unin-
tended consequence of aiding
shrimpers in their bycatch reduc-
tion. Tests show that turtle shoot-
ers in use today reduce bycatch
by 25%. Fish shooters add to that
The Texas two month closure to
all shrimping, the Gulf states ef-
forts to reduce net size in near
shore waters, and the shrimp
count laws are further indirect
efforts to reduce bycatch.
Not to be forgotten in the bycatch
reduction formula are the eco-
nomic realities of modern day
shrimping. Boats are too expen-
sive to buy. Diesel fuel is once
again nearing all time highs as
shrimp prices are reaching 20
year lows because of the import

flood of farmed shrimp. Boat own-
ers have to fish less and fish
smarter just to survive under
these conditions.
The flip side of the bycatch issue
deals with the true impact on the
species involved in bycatch. Set
aside the controversial red snap-
per debate for a moment(red
snapper make up less than 1% of
shrimp trawl bycatch). If none of
the fish and crab populations that
make up the bycatch biomass are
threatened by trawling then the
incidental taking of these crea-
tures is not an environmental ca-
lamity. No form of natural re-
source harvesting can be done
without having some effect -on the
surroundings, the real issue is
whether these effects are minor
or major.
Don't mistake these comments as
showing a disregard for nature's
creatures. Every shrimper would
love to see nothing but shrimp hit
the back deck, preferably headed
like in the movies, but that is an
impossibility. Use the multi-
billion dollar pest industry as an
analogy. Astronomical sums are
spent on purposeful efforts to lo-
cally eradicate ants, roaches, and
rodents. No one speaks of any of
these species as being endan-
gered. Their great fecundity as-
sures their survival, and so it is
so with bycatch species. 70% of
shrimp trawl bycatch involves two
species that are so ubiquitous as
to be untouchable by the harvest-
ing activities of men; croakers and
spots. It s the same for just about
all other species that make it to
the tail bag. Studies show that
almost all bycatch returned to the
water disappears in an hour, con-
sumed by the same predators that
would eat them if there were no
shrimp boats.
Too many environmental issues
are predicated on treating people
like mushrooms; keep them in the
dark and feed them manure. The
tried and true formula of cry wolf,
click send, and pump up the vol-
ume is at work again. Hopefully
this view from the factory floor will
give some people pause before
they are herded up. Hopefully the
facts and the reality can discredit
groups like Oceana before the
bycatch issue goes to the courts.
Democracy can only succeed with
an educated populace. Extreme
environmentalists can only suc-
ceed with an uneducated popu-
lace. Spread the word.

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The Franklin Chronicle


What Is At Stake In Claims To St. Geo Beachfront:

Millions In Land Value

Since September 2001. in the Cir-
cuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Franklin County,
a Jacksonville marketing com-
pany has claimed ownership of a
four mile strip of land on the plats
of St. George Island Gulf Beaches,
in Units 1-3. The Defendant in the
lawsuit is Franklin County, who
claims that the challenged land
has been dedicated to public use.
The chart shows the location of
the beaches, and more particu-
larly the "street ends" that are
approximately the size of indi-
vidual lots, numbering 17 sites.
At current prices for St. George
Island land, the values at stake
in this declaratory litigation are
well over $10 million.

The Jacksonville marketing com-
pany wants the court to declare
that they (Alexis Marketing Co.)
are the rightful owners.
Again, the county contends that
these "street ends" and cul-du-
sacs have been dedicated to pub-
lic use and are owned by the
County. Alexis Marketing Co, the
Plaintiff, argues that the county
does not own the challenged prop-
erty. A jury trial is demanded by
the Plaintiff..
Following a motion for hearing,
the county filed an answer to the
complaint in May 2002. Requests
for Admissions, and an Amended
Complaint along with an Amend-
ed Response to requests for Ad-
missions were among the many
documents filed in the litigation
from February through May 2002.


Plantation Plat Differs from Gulf Beaches at St.
George Island.
In this portion of the map to the St. George Plantation,
there are no "street ends" going into the Gulf of Mexico,
but only very narrow easements allowing beach access to
other owners of lots in back of the gulf front lots.

The county requested the produc-
tion of certain documents and the
Plaintiff responded. The county
filed a request to dismiss the case
for the Plaintiffs alleged failure to
join indispensable parties to the
action, namely, all landowners
physically located behind the
challenged properties. Thus far,
the public file. is empty of any
other parties to this action except
for Alexis Marketing Co. (Jackson-
ville) and Franklin County.
The history of the property in-
volved in the litigation began
when John R. Stocks and his wife
Betty Faye Stocks conveyed the
lots to Leisure Properties by deed
dated November 19, 1971 and
recorded April 27, 1972 in the
public record. Leisure Properties
conveyed the lots to St. George
Island, Ltd. in April 1981. The lots
were-conveyed to Alexis Market-
ing Co in February 2000. A cor-
Srective warranty deed dated Au-
gust 15,,2001 was recorded in
August 2001.

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prestigious year round home, but an excellent rental property, if you want a
great investment. Located in the Plantation on the West end of St. George
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Food For Thought

"...The old adage 'It takes a vil-
lage to raise a child' means that
each of us-administration, fac-
ulty, staff, parents, politicians,
school community, the public at
large-must take personal re-
sponsibility for the education of
all of our children, especially
those at risk. It is easy to label a
school as 'failing', but it takes true
dedication and commitment to
take the first step toward remedy-
ing the situation."
Mary Harris Moore
Professor, Florida A&M College
of Education.
Published in the Tallahassee
Democrat, June 26, 2002.

Regular Meeting Date Change

Franklin County School Board



July 22, 2002 6:00 p.m.

Chapman Elementary School

Asian Mussels Take Hold In Tampa Bay

Patrick Baker, University of Florida Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Researcher, fears that the Asian green mussels found in Tampa Bay
may spread to the Gulf of Mexico and pose a threat to native clam
and oyster habitats.
The mollusks which are Asian green mussels, and native to the Pa-
cific area ocean, were recently discovered clogging pipes at the Tampa
Electric Company Saltwater Plant. The mussels have also been found
on bridge pilings, piers and buoys. These mollusks have been prolif-
erating rapidly, but there have not been any reports.pofthe mollusk-..
in Apalachicola Bay. .. .. :

f-t aPublic Beach t

What Is At Stake: Street Ends spread across Units
FWC No Longer 1, 2 and 3.
Registers O Shown by a few arrows, in this portion of Gulf Beaches
RegisTers Off- these "street ends" are about the size of a lot, and at current
Road Vehicles values, could be worth several million dollars to Alexis
Marketing Co, the plaintiff. Franklin County, as defendant,

After June 30, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC)'will no longer reg-
ister off-highway vehicles.
In place of registering vehicles,
new legislation will require a cer-
tificate of title from the Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and Mo-
tor Vehicles (DHSMV) for all off-
highway vehicles purchased by a
Florida resident after July 1 or
any off-highway vehicle that is
owned by president and is oper-
ated on public lands in Florida.
Tracks, half-tracks and buggies
will not have to be titled under the
new legislation.
The change is a result of the
Florida Legislature passing House
.Bill 1681. A provision in the bill
established the T. Mark Schmidt
Off-Highway Vehicle Safety and
Recreation Act. The legislation
repealed the part of the law that
required the FWC to register
off-highway vehicles.


claims that these areas were dedicated to public use. Alexis
is also seeking a declaratory judgement as to its ownership
of other portions of gulf front as described in the pleadings.

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Letter To The Editor

Gifted Children?
A few weeks ago I read an article in the Tallahassee Democrat regard-
ing so called 'Gifted Children'. It was in the context of discussing
those children who have been blessed with above average mental rea-
soning skills or us. While I didn't read it in your newspaper, I've seen
similar articles in various types of publications and I want to address
my concerns publicly.
Now I'd like to say that I thank God there are young and old folks
around who have those gifts or abilities. If it was left up to guys like
me, we'd all still be living in caves. However, every time I hear the
label 'Gifted' as applied to children who have above average skills in
one area or another, it makes me very sad. The implication is that all
other children are not gifted.
I am not saying that smarter than average children are not gifted.
they certainly are. But as we all know, there are many different kinds
of gifts. I enjoy the contrast between the following two gifts; those
children who have personalities that seem to harmoniously get along
with everyone as compared to those children/people who have in-
tense focus for completing a task or solving a problem with little skill
or desire to interact with others .... Doesn't the world need both kinds
of personalities?
Of course some gifts are more marketable or bankable, but that doesn't
mean that gifts/abilities which are less marketable are necessarily
less valuable. Please give some thought to the implications of how
children,must feel or what they must think when they believe they
are not gifted. This is the obvious conclusion when discussing or
labeling one group as being gifted i.e., if the other group is gifted then
we must not be gifted.
We all know children who may have below average intelligence but
excel in one way or another, like the stereotypical big slow kid who
looks after the little 'geek' kid. I'm sure you can all think of many
other types of gifts/abilities that are highly regarded but do not have
a readily discernible financial value.
I'm also sure some of you smarter folks can come up with a label that
has little or none of the negative connotations mentioned above. We
all have gifts of some sort.
John Schreiner
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/11/02 voice No. 7863
Descripon ehie: Make Pontiac Model Bonneville ColorWhite
Description of Vehicle: Make
TagNo F8TDM Year 1988 StatIFL inNo. IG2HY54C9JW209186
To Owner: Ward Julles Guidry, Jr. To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 992
Eastpoint, FL 32328

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/05/02 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
pos.esii:'n it thei address noted bel.ow-Tihey ihe undei.in2ried claim a lien for
towing; storage and co't Thehrc e''. ill be sold after 35.days from the date of
..impoundfree of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/11/02 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

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Harvest Area


Announced For

July 1 Gulf Coast

Scallop Season
Open harvest season for bay scal-
lops along Florida's Gulf Coast
begins July 1 and runs through
September 10.
Each year. Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) biologists evaluate the
health of the bay scallop fishery,
and recent surveys have revealed
a shift in population densities that
warrant changes. This year's rul-
ing brings a few changes. A large
area south of the Suwannee River.
which has been closed for eight
years, will reopen this summer,
because bay scallops have in-
creased significantly. Areas west
of St. Joseph Bay, where bay scal-
lop abundance is low, will close

to all harvest this season. Here are
the rules.
* OPEN: Recreational harvest of
bay scallops will open from the
Mexico Beach Canal (just west of
the Bay/Gulf County line) to the
Pasco/Hernando County line
(near Aripeka) during the open
* CLOSED: Except for. the area
listed above, the remainder of the
state is closed for recreational
harvest of bay scallops, including
the area west of the Mexico Beach
It is illegal to possess bay scal-
lops on water outside open har-
vest areas. It is also illegal to land
scallops outside open harvest ar-
eas. For example, it would be le-
gal to take scallops from waters
off Hernando County coast but it
would be illegal to dock your boat
in Pasco County with the scallop
catch onboard.
Recreational harvesters are lim-
ited to two gallons of whole bay
scallops in the shell, or one pint
of bay scallop meat per day dur-
ing the open season. In addition,

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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date ofthis Notice 06/20/02 Invoice No. 7746
Description of Vehicle: Make Nissan Model PK Color White
Tag No T64MFU Year 1993 stale FL inNo. IN6HD12S9PC305370
To Owner: Charles Tom Tiffan To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 748
Eastpoint, FL 32328

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/14/02 at the request of Jason 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
$ 278.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/18/02 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

recreational scallopers may pos-
sess no more than 10 gallons of
whole bay scallops in the shell,
or 1/2 gallon of bay scallop meat
aboard any vessel at any time.
Bay scallops may be harvested
only by hand or with a landing or
dip net. They may not be har-
vested for commercial purposes.

8th Annual Youth

Fishing Tourney
Scheduled For

July 13th

The Timber Island Yacht Club
announced the 8th annual Youth
I Fishing Tournament to be held on
July 13, 2002 on Timber Island,
SCarrabelle, Florida.
About 200 children have partici-
pated in the tourney each year
since its inception. The club also
conducts a Youth Fishing Class.
They also sponsor a Boat Parade
of Lights on the Carrabelle River
in December of each year.
The fishing class will be held on
July 6, 2002 at Pirate's Landing
Marina on Timber Island. Carra-
belle, beginning at 1 p.m. and
ending at 4 p.m. The class is open
to children between the ages of 7
and 15. Boating safety, regula-
tions, knot tying, baits and cast-
ing will be taught. If possible, stu-
dents should bring a rod and reel
for hands-on practice on the dock.
Refreshments will be served.
Please call Florence Coody for in-
formation on the tournament or
the fishing class, and to register
for the class, 697-8149.

AAHS Annual


By Laura Moody
This year the annual meeting of
the Apalachicola Area Historical
Society is scheduled as an "indoor
picnic" to be held at Trinity's
Benedict Hall on Saturday, July
6 at 1 p.m.
In past years,the annual meeting/
picnic has been held at the SGI
State Park, then Lafayette Park
and last year on a member's front
porch. After fighting summer
showers, heat and insects, it was
decided it was time to meet in-
doors this year.
Paid membership dues are nec-
essary for voting in the election of
officers, board proposals and any
by-law changes.. Treasurer Bill
Greer will be on hand to collect
dues for the upcoming year.
Those attending are asked to
bring a dish to pass and their
place settings. The Society will
furnish the meat entree, bever-
ages and the necessary paper/
plastic products.


Lcense On Sale

The application dates for the
2002-2003 Apalachicola Bay Oys-
ter Harvesting License (AP) are
May 16 through June 28, 2002.
AP licenses will be issued at the
time of purchase at the Shellfish
Center located at 260 7th Street,
Persons 18 years or older who are
applying for an AP license for the
first time to commercially harvest
oysters from the Apalachicola Bay
System are required to attend an
educational seminar at the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
The educational seminar is no
longer required for anyone who
holds a current AP license or who
previously held an AP license.
As in the past, the fee for the AP
license is $ 100.00 for Florida resi-
dents and $500.00 for non-
residents, and is valid from July
1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.
The law imposes a $500.00 late
fee, in addition to the $100.00 li-
cense fee, for failure to pay the
license fee during the issuance
Each AP license applicant will be

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eligible to receive up to $100.00
credit toward one Saltwater Prod-
ucts License (SP). Applications for
AP and SP licenses must be made
at the same time to receive credit.
Temporary SP licenses will be is-
sued at the Shellfish Center for
those who are purchasing an AP
If you have any questions you may
contact the Apalachicola Shellfish
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Youth Stage

Week Begins

At The Dixie


Preparations are in full swing as
the Dixie Theatre prepares for
Youth Stage Week, Tuesday June
25 through Saturday June 29.
Mornings at 10 a.m. Tuesday
through Saturday the Dixie The-
atre Company will perform a
Children's Play titled "The Fables
of Aesop." The young people may
be familiar with Aesop's Fables
from their readings at home or at
school. The Three Fables to be
performed are: "The Hare and the
Tortoise," "The Ants and the
Grasshopper" and "The City
Mouse and the Country Mouse."
The price is $3.00 for everyone,
from 3 to 103 years old.
Afternoons from 2 p.m. until 4:30
p:m. those enrolled in the Youth
Stage Workshop will be learning
about how and when Theatre first
began. They will be taught the
skills of voice and movement on
stage. They will participate in im-
provisations and theatre games.
Finally, they will be cast in, re-
hearse and perform for the pub-
lic short one scene plays. The per-
formance will take place at 3 p.m.
on Saturday, June 29. It will be
followed by a small reception.
Those interested in the Youth
Stage Workshop should call the
Box Office 850-653-3200 and
leave a message, name and tele-
phone number. Someone will re-
turn your call within 36 hours.
Come and join Youth Stage Week
at the Dixie Theatre and have a
wonderful time!

Boyd To Host
Small Business
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) has extended an
open invitation to all small busi-
ness owners and those interested
in opening a business in Florida's
Second Congressional District to
join him and the Florida Small
Business Development Center
Network at Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College on July 2, 2002, for
a day of sharing and learning.
Congressman Boyd has as-
sembled representatives from
various public and private sector
organizations who will share skills
and techniques to promote indi-
vidual businesses. The organiza-
tions represented include the In-
ternal Revenue Service, U.S.
Small Business Administration,
U.S. Department of Defense and
more, Some of the topics dis-
cussed will include government
contracts, loans/financing, emer-
gency funding, retirement invest-
ments, and healthcare.
Anyone interested in participat-
ing should RSVP to Congressman
Boyd's Panama City office at
850-785-0812 as soon as pos-
sible, as space is limited.

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From Division Of Aquaculture and Consumer
Services, Florida Department of Agriculture

2002 Legislature Kind To Aquaculture

Despite a very tight budgetary year, the Florida Legislature has con-
tinued to generously support aquaculture growth and development.
The top three aquaculture research projects approved by the Aquac-
ulture Review Council (ARC) in June 2001 have been included in the
Legislature's budget for the state's fiscal year (July 1, 2002 to June
30, 2003) along with funding for several other programs. The Gover-
nor has 15 days from the receipt of the Legislative budget to accept or
line item veto appropriations. Within the Division of Aquaculture's
Specific Appropriation section of the budget the following has been

Aquaculture Review Council Recommended Projects
* Commercial Scale Penaeid Shrimp Demonstration in Inland Fresh-
water Systems. UF-IFAS Indian River Research and Education Cen-
ter. $235,368. Public-private partnership for commercial scale dem-
onstration and economic feasibility analysis of farming marine shrimp
in freshwater ponds linked to treatment systems that may become a
BMP and/or recycling of water to other crops.
* Educational Training Workshop. Florida Aquaculture Association.
$20,000. Organize and manage a two-day aquaculture production
and marketing education and training workshop.
* Develop Marine Fish Hatchery and Nursery Culture. Mote Marine
Laboratory. $501,925. Develop hatchery and nursery culture tech-
nology to produce marine fish for restocking efforts.
New and Continued Program Funding
* UF-IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center-Aquacul-
ture Program. $1,182,779.
* Sturgeon Production Working Group. $100,000.
* UF-IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory. $121,260.
For additional information, contact Kal Knickerbocker. 850-488-4033
or knickek @. doacs.state.fl.us.

Arts Council
Scheduled To Meet

In Apalachicola

By Tom Campbell
Ed Tiley, photographer, an-
nounced this week that a meet-
ing has been scheduled for explor-
ing the formation of a Regional
Arts Council in the area. The pos-
sibility is that the counties of Bay,
Gulf and Franklin could be in-
volved. in the cooperation for the
advancement of the arts in the
tri-county area.
The meeting has been scheduled
for Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 6:00
p.m. at Alice Jean's Art Studio,
29 Avenue E, Apalachicola. Those
interested in the formation of a
Regional Arts Council, in this area
are cordially invited to attend the
meeting. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to set up the organization
and to establish guidelines.

Team Forms
In Franklin
The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross has orga-
nized a new Disaster Action Team
in Franklin County. Disaster Ac-
tion Teams have a variety of roles
in responding to disaster. They
arrive at the scene of home fires
after the fire department has ex-
tinguished the fire to provide fi-
nancial assistance to the victims
to purchase needed food and
clothing. They can be found con-
ducting Damage Assessment or
distributing disaster relief sup-
plies on the heals of a tornado or
This new team has as its
Co-Captains Jesse Patmore and
Mary-June McKamey and is
based in Carrabelle. If you would
like to become an American Red
Cross Disaster Services Volunteer
please contact us in Tallahassee
at 878-6080 or Apalachicola at
653-4220 or visit our web site at

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Senator Bob Graham, D-Florida,
and Representative Jeff Miller,
R-Florida, introduced the Florida
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ment Act of 2002, S.2652/H.R.
4977 on June 21, 2002.
The bill would allow the Forest
Service to sell noncontiguous par-
cels of land from the Chocto-
wahatchee National Forest in
Okaloosa County and use the pro-
ceeds to purchase a 1380-acre
tract of land in Liberty County
within the borders of the Apala-
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'This land sale would help com-
plete the Apalachicola National
Forest, alleviating the Forest Ser-
vice burden of managing many
small, disjointed parcels of land,"
said Graham. "This is a sensible
solution to iinprove land manage-
ment in Northwest Florida."
'This is common sense legislation
that will help streamline the
Apalachicola National Forest,"
Miller said. 'The measure will also
allow Okaloosa County the oppor-
tunity to purchase the fair-
grounds,. ensuring Northwest
Florida citizens unfettered use of
the property."
The measure, which is supported
by the U.S. Forest Service, will aid
the agency in fire prevention and
protection. It also provides clear
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The Franklin Chronicle

14th Annual Saltwater Classic In Carrabelle

Nearly 600 fishermen competed in the 14th Annua
Saltwater Classic held during the Father's Day weekend
June 14-16, 2002. Since 1990, the tournament has been
headquartered in Carrabelle, and this year the center of
activity was C-Quarters. The final weigh-ins were Saturday
afternoon, June 15th, and an Awards ceremony was held
on Sunday. While there have been no formal calculations
of economic impact, many are convinced that the draw of
hundreds of fishermen and their families spend lots ol
money for gas, bait, lodging and food. This year, the weather
was good.
The Classic is a non-profit organization, operated by a
volunteer board of directors. Funds come from many
sponsors and entry fees.. The Saltwater Classic was
organized as the principal fund-raiser for the Organization
for Artificial Reefs (OAR), founded in 1985.

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Want To Nominate A Birding Trail

Site? Here's What To Do.

Site nominations are now open for the Panhandle of Florida Birding
Trail, which includes Franklin County. This is according to informa-
tion received from Julie Brashears, Birding Trail Coordinator. Her
address is: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission; 620 S.
Meridian St.; Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600. Phone (850) 922-0664;
FAX (850) 488-1961; brashej@gfc.state.fl.us-and the word is that
the Birding Trail impacts the local economy in a positive way, bring-
ing bird watchers who have money to spend, and will spend it at local
restaurants, grocery stores, motels, pharmacies, etc.
All birding sites will be marked by highway signs bearing the Trail's
swallow-tailed kite logo. Additionally, a guide to each Trail section
will be published, including maps of the area and descriptions for
each site.
Anyone can nominate a site-birders, citizen conservationists, tour-
ism executives, or land managers. Sites can be on public or private
land. Consult with Julie Brashears- if you have questions. Erik
Lovestrand of the Research Reserve in Apalachicola said he will con-
sider making nominations. This writer is going to nominate the St.
George Island State Park and the Apalachicola Research Reserve.
It's a great opportunity for Franklin County to get involved in a posi-
tive way.
Tom Campbell

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f By Sue Cronkite
i Others will pick up the slack on
distribution of food to the needy
f after the Helping Hands Ministry
S closes down July 1, according to
i Cindy Wagner, executive director
ofAmerica's Second Harvest of the
Big Bend. Tim Turner, Helping
Hands director, said board mem-
ber voted June 17 to dissolve the
food distribution center after eight
years of offering food to the needy.
Representatives of Second Har-
vest, based in Tallahassee,
showed up at Helping Hands
warehouse on the morning of
June 13 and took several truck-
loads of groceries that it had pro-
vided. Wagner said Helping Hands
accepted cash donations in ex-
change for items of food in viola-
tion of Second Harvest rules.
Wagner also objected to distribu-
tion of the food in the boxes it
came in, instead of Helping Hands
volunteers offering produce, meat,
and bread in individual contain-
ers as required. Turner said he
was not aware that the way the
approximately 675,809 pounds of
food given to the needy last year
violated Second Harvest rules.
Representatives of area churches,
Franklin County's Ministerial Al-
liance, the newly organized
Franklin Promise, the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department, and
others, met Monday night, June
24, at Trinity Episcopal Church
in Apalachicola to form a coali-
tion and set up a schedule of food
distribution to the needy.
Second Harvest of the Big Bend,
which contracts with nonprofit
groups, including churches, al-
ready furnishes food for distribu-
tion to Trinity Episcopal, First
Baptist in Eastpoint, and First
Assembly of God Church in
Food distribution at Trinity Epis-
copal in Apalachicola is on an "as
needed" basis, when people call
and request help. In Eastpoint
food is distributed at the First
Baptist Church on Saturday
mornings. Carrabelle's distribu-
tion at First Assembly of God
Church is once a month for se-
nior citizens.
Wagner handed out a letter ad-
dressed to Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis at the June 18 Franklin
County Commission meeting to
"acquaint those of you who are
not familiar with America's Sec-
ond Harvest of the Big Bend."
In the letter Wagner stressed that
food products are solicited from
local, state, and national donors
for distribution through partner
agencies to individual house-
holds. Those agencies "must be
registered 501(c)(3) non-profit or-
ganizations, or equivalent
churches, and include food pan-
tries, soup kitchens, residential
homes, shelters, and other emer-
gency feeding organizations."
Last year's food distribution in
Franklin County increased 650
per cent from the year before,
stated Wagner. "America's Second
Harvest of the Big Bend realizes
that it is often difficult for our
partner agencies to obtain fund-
ing and recognition for the good
works that they are doing in their
communities," Wagner's letter to
Mosconis stated.
"For this reason," said Wagner,
"last year we began partner
agency training in grant writing,
community development and
marketing." Wagner said the
training has enabled the agencies
to solicit funds on a local, state
and national level, develop their
programs to more closely meet the
needs of their hungry neighbors,
: and publicize their programs and
services to better educate the
public-at-large as to the problems

of hunger and poverty.
The agencies, including Helping
Hands, are required to furnish a
14 cents per pound or less shared
maintenance, stated Wagner's let-
ter. 'This shared maintenance fee
allows our partner agencies to
assist in the cost of soliciting,
warehousing, and distributing
these donated products.
"Since there is no charge on fresh
produce and bakery products,
approximately one-half of our to-
tal distribution is shared at no
cost," said Wagner. "Of course,"
the letter adds, "no cost, is ever
passed on to the individuals who
ultimately receive these 'prod-
According to Wagner, food is dis-
tributed by programs including
the Food Bank Warehouse and
Delivery Program; Second Help-
ings, a prepared and perishable
program that collects food from
restaurants, caterers, colleges,
and grocery stores; Brown Bags
for the Elderly, providing 800 bags
of food at no cost to partner agen-
cies who serve the elderly; and the
Disaster Program, providing food
and grocery products to those
partner agencies serving indi-
vidual households victimized by
natural disasters.
Second Harvest would be unable
to distribute to the tens of thou-
sands of hungry men, women,
and children in the Big Bend area
without the dedication of the lim-
ited staff and volunteers that
many of the agencies operate, said



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Arvida Public Meeting
from Pagel
be realigned.
Bud Humphries who worked an
the roads for many years with
Florida DOT, said, "In 1962 1
asked them why did they not go
to four lanes, and they said we'll
never need four lanes. But it looks
as if we need 12 lanes around
there right now. Looks to me that
you should give some consider-
ation to this, make a four lane of
it while it's being built it wouldn't
take that much more."
Allan Fiefer from Alligator Point
asked, "Is St. Joe picking up all
of the cost of the road?" The an-
swer was an affirmative "Yea".
Jeffery Pope who lives on 98 near
to where, the newly aligned road
will come in had some strong
opinions. "We are literally and
figuratively at a crossroads re-

Inside The New Carrabelle IGA Grocery Store.
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garding major changes in
Franklin County. The St Joe and
Arvida proposal provides benefits,
but those benefits are only to
Arvida /St Joe and the future
homeowners in Summer Camp. I
want you to understand how dan-
gerous Highway 98 is."
"There are times when I fear for
my life Just in getting out of my
driveway. We can't afford to let
such a selfish and single minded
proposal to go. my suggestion is
this; a much longer section of 98
be moved, Let's have vision. Let's
look to the future. St. James Bay
will have hundreds of homes, in
the event of hurricanes it doesn't
make sense for hundreds of
evacuees to drive south from St
James Bay Community back to-
wards the Gulf to meet hurricane
winds and storm surges." He went
on to suggest that a back beach
road such as the one in Panama
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James Bay, Lanark, Carrabelle
and Eastpoint.
Line Barnett, Alligator Point "We
were invited, along with county
authorities to go to Tallahassee to
meet with 1000 Friends of Florida
on doing St. James Island Vision.
What has happened as a result of
that meeting your county Com-
mission have invited them to
come to Franklin and talk about
doing a vision." Buzzett said." Are
we interested in complicating?"
We are!"
Mr. Ashley of Rio Vista asked what
would happen to the old (8 after
relocation. Buzzett said that the
old part would be "abandoned"
and would become a road inside
Summer Camp. The relocated
road.would be dedicated to
Franklin County.
One thing that was settled in re-
sponse to one of the residents,
Buzzett said the area they had
first proposed for a marina will be
a restaurant open to the public.
He also said that the Arvida did
have a contract on the Alligator
Point Marina calling it the "Worst
kept secret in Franklin County."
Charlotte Griffin asked if work
was beginning on the North side
of 98 and Buzzett said no work
has been Started. She also asked
if it would be a gated community
and she was told .it will be. There
will be a security officer on the site
of Summer Camp.
She was concerned about the
grasses were being disturbed in
the Aquatic preserve by an over-
use of boats close to shore.'
Buzzett suggested that she got in
touch with the Aquatic preserve.

An unidentified lady said that she
"had not come to Florida to fence
off the beach" and she questioned
whether the summer Camp would
still give beach access for non resi-
dents of the Summer Camp. She
was assured by Buzzett that the
access would be there and there.
would be a parking lot over on the
North side of 98 for parking.
Frank Venable from Eastpoint
had questions about why no one
from FDOTwere present. He said,
"They have a responsibility to the
general public. It is an insult to
all the people who are here and
everybody who has concerns," He
added "Either the decision is al-
ready made or they don't care. "
Woods said that the man they
were dealing with was home sick.
Venable seemed not to agree with
her. He said that on the infra-
structure there should be a long
term plan so that the road should
be built that would link the St
James Bay Lanark, Carrabelle
and Eastpoint.
Kristen Anderson had two ques-
tions that would the maps and
documents be in Franklin and
.would the owners of homes be
able to rent them out. They will
allow renting out five or so times
a year.
Jack Rudloe asked for a show of
hands as to how many people
wanted the proposal of Summer
Camp and the road changes. He
counted 6 people. He asked those
who didn't want it' and only sev-
eral more hands went up. jt
seemed that the public have not
made up their mind on this
Another statement made by
Buzzett was that the county

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would benefit to $750,000 and the
School would benefit to up to a
$1 million JoAnn Gander: "You
got my attention when I hear a
Jeanni Taylor asked if the
Southwood people would be hav-
ing access to a beach Club at
Summer Camp. She said. that
they would have membership.
Ken Osborne said, "I am inter-
ested in boating," He said "Jack
started it and I would like to have
everybody who has a boat raise
their hands. (There was a much
bigger show of hands.) Here in
Lanark you have the only good
ramp, the only channel."
He also said that he felt for the
oyster catchers. He said their
ramps over in Eastpoint and on
St George was mudded up. He
ended with a plea for a good ramp
to be built at the Alligator point
At the end of the meeting an
E-Mail from Gary Bliss was read.
There will be a public hearing in
August at which people can bring
written responses, or stand up
and speak out. Notice will be in
the newspapers.
The public meeting is part of a
Project Development and Envi-
ronment (PD&E) Study for the 1.4
mile project. The project manager
is Chris Merritt (850-575-1800).
The project study is scheduled for
completion by November 2002, to
include identification of natural,
physical and social/economic
impacts, mitigation strategies, al-
ternative designs and a presen-
tation of the preferred alternative
for realigning the roads.
Public comments were made at
the meeting. Written comments
may be sent by mail to Chris
Merritt, Project Manager, 1901
Commonwealth Lane, Tallahas-
see, FL 32303. All written and oral
material submitted prior to
July 2, 2002 will be included as
part of the public record.

Sky to Light Up

For Festive 6th

By Sue Cronkite
The fireworks are coming back to
Apalachicola after a three-year
spell of an "unlit"' Independence
Day. "Star 'Spangled" fireworks
are part of a Christmas in July
Toys for Tots collection and cel-
ebration on Saturday, July 6.
Hundreds of motorcycle riders will
gather at 9 a.m. at the historic Ft.
Coombs Armory in downtown
Apalachicola for a motorcade to
collect Toys for Tots and dona-
tions for St. Jude's Cancer Re-
search Center. The riders are to
leave at 10 a.m. on a 200-mile

The cycle motorcade goes from
Apalachicola, to Port St. Joe, to
Wewahitchka, to Blountstown, to
Tallahassee, Carrabelle, East-
point, and back to Apalachicola.
"We need pickup trucks in the
motorcade for toys collected along
the way and in the event a cycle
breaks down," said Lorna
Reynolds-Blaisdell. The idea was
born when Reynolds-Blaisdell
and Mark Rodgers overheard
someone complain about the ab-
sence of fireworks on the July 4th
holiday weekend.
"The idea has drawn lots of atten-
tion," said Blaisdell. "The Gold
Wing Honda Club picked up on
it." And the celebration snow-
balled. "These cycle people are not
Hell's Angels; they are people who
enjoy getting out riding on week-
ends," she added. People from the
Christian Motorcycle Association
are planning to attend, with cy-
clists from Cherokee, TN, from
Alabama, and from Georgia.
During the "fireworks" day food
and craft vendors are to set up
on High Street which is to be
closed to traffic for the festivities.
"'A rock climb, moon walk, fun
slide,'and other stuff will be
there," said Rodgers. The toys col-
lected will be stored in Franklin
SCounty to -be distributed for
Christmas in December to needy
Franklin County youngsters.
Bands galore are to perform at
Christmas in July festivities, in-
cluding Stone Cold Blue, Tita-
nium, Heaven's Saints, Crusher,
Regina with Spirit, Shady Lane
Cowboys, Apalachy, and Amazing
A portion of High Street (Fourth
Street) is to be closed from 7 a.m.
to midnight, with motorcyclists
assisting in traffic control. The
festivities are to last until 9:45 at
which time fireworks are to light
up the sky.
A fireworks company, Pyrotech-
nico, from Atlanta, is to launch
about six minutes of fireworks.
Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach are
using the same company, with
fireworks at Port St. Joe on July
4 and at Mexico Beach on July 5.
"It'll be a fun day for families,
when July 4th comes on July 6th
this year," said Reynolds-
Blaisdell, "with food, rides, con-
tests, music,. motor cycle run,
swap meet, and fireworks in the
sky after dark at Battery Park,
Those who wish to volunteer to
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July 6th

The Methodist Men of St. George
Island United Methodist Church
will sponsor a Family Pancake
Breakfast on the Saturday of July
Fourth Weekend, July 6th, from
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For a do-
nation of just $5.00, you will be
served, a plate of steaming hot
Pancakes and sausage, complete
with juice and coffee, at the
Church Fellowship Hall located at
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on St.
George Island. Visitors and resi-
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Dateof this Notice 06/10/02 Invoice Nl. 7853
Ford Van Blue
Description oflVehicle: Make 'd lModel Va__ Color Ble
TagNo NW0013 Year 1984 State Texas VinNo. IFTDE14Y4EHB58486
To Owner: Bobby A. Burenik To Lien Holder
Rt. 1 Box 388
Seadrift, Texas 77983

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/01/02 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
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$ 230.00 plus storage charges occuring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/11/02 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
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28 June 2002 Page 9


Carrabelle Man

Badly Hurt In

By Rene Topping
Thomas "Alga" Keith is home in
Carrabelle to begin recovery from
a bizarre accident at Millender's
Ice House at the end of Marine
Street. The accident occurred on
June 19, 2002. Keith was work-
ing with another man when he fell
into an auger that moves the ice
along. Keith slipped and his right
leg was caught in the auger and
his leg was pulled into the
Lanark Village/St. James Volun-'
teer Fire Chief L.P. "Bud" Evans,
who is a First Responder to many
of the accident calls from
Carrabelle. He said that the leg
was inside the machine up to the
man's hip.
Along with three other Respond-
ers Bud Dorrier, Don MacLean
and John Chandler they finally
got Keith out with the use of an
acetylene torch, "Jaws of Life" and
hydraulic cutters.
Keith was flown to Shands Hos-
pital in the Life Flight helicopter.
Surgeons at the hospital removed
his right foot just above the ankle
and saved the remainder of his
The medical and other costs are
still mounting and a plea has gone
out to those who care to make
donations and can make them at
the Carrabelle Branch of the
Apalachicola Bank where a fund
has been opened. If you care to
donate you can send it in or take
it into the bank. Just write "Alga
Keith Medical Costs." on your
check. You can also help him to
get back to good health by send-
ing your cards and prayers. The
family is grateful for the
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By Rene Topping
The regular monthly meeting of
the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District (LVWSD) was held
on June 18, with Chairman Jim
Lawlor and Jack Depriest, Engi-
neer Wayne Conrad, Attorney
Scott Smiley and Operator Jim
Phillips attending. Commissioner
Mike Hughes was out of town.
Those present were surprised
when Lawlor reported that the
board had received by certified
mail on the day of the meeting a
copy of a permit issued to Eddie
Clark, President of the General
Partner of Carrabelle Properties,
LTD, developers of St James Bay,
from the Department of Environ-
ment Protection (DEP).
The permit was issued specifically
under St James Bay, Phase 1,
Wastewater Collection System in
Lanark Village.
Lawlor asked each of the staff
present if there had been any
communication between LVWSD
and St. James Bay with the ex-
ception of a meeting attended by
Baskerville and Donovan Inc,
(BDI) Engineers Bill McCartney
and Dan Keck.
Each of the participants in the
meeting of June 18 said that there
was never any communication.
The permit will allow: construc-
tion of a sanitary sewer wet well,
installation of 10,469 linear feet
of 8 inch diameter PVC sanitary
sewer, 120 linear feet of 10 inch
diameter PVC sanitary sewer, and
44 precast sewer manholes. The
construction will be in accordance
with the plans and specifications
entitled "Construction Plans for
St. James Bay Phase 1," as certi-
fied by Michael Langston, PE on
December 17, 2001 and subse-
quent information and revision
submitted and dated January 10,
2002, May 6, 2002, and June 3,
Lawlor said that he faxed the
documents back to the office of
DEP to G.P. Neubauer, a Branch
Officer for DEP whose signature
was affixed, to see if he could
check it out for him. Neubauer
said he was not aware of it until
somebody had put it on his desk.
He said that he was under the
impression that St. James Bay
was still going to connect with
Lawlorstated, "St. James Bay, to
our understanding for the past
year was, they (BDI) were work-
ing with the City of Carrabelle.
They have rejected all communi-
cations by us and to which they

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made no response. We have been
in contact with BDI, who have
Submitted three different propos-
als and all of them were rejected
by the board." He added there was
no contact at the present time
saying "Am I missing something?'
Wayne Conrad said that he knew
of no contact. Depriest said the
district gave them some terms for
hookups and they apparently did
not meet with the criteria they had
in their minds. They did not even
respond. He went on to surmise,
saying "At this point it seems that
they have lost the grant money
and are going in another direction
and are making application to
Still surmising Depriest, "They
need somebody to agree to hook
them up. They are going to DEP
now saying they want to be part
of the Lanark System." He added
that "no-one had made any agree-
ment with them. They seem to be
going under the assumption they
have a correct and proper right
to hook up to us."
He went on to say, Now they are
going to hook up a discharge point
outside of the gate. It looks as if
they are going to put in a well and
a collection system and want us
to pack it up here.
He also stated that this document
was the first indication he had
that they want to work with us.
Lawlor said, "I have always
worked on the policy that every-
thing would be placed before the
board and the attorneys and the
engineers and I still want to work
that way."
Depriest said that, "Evidently they
need this placed in the file at DEP
so they can go to Rural for that
Lawlor said, "We don't want to let
this thing slip by." The DEP per-
mit allows persons or organiza-'
tions affected by the permit to go
to an administrative hearing.
Scott Smiley, District Attorney
suggested they should apply for
an administration hearing and
both commissioners approved his
The commissioners said that
something is going on but we one
thing they have to have some-
where to hook up to.
The commissioners questioned if
there is any limitation on munici-
pality (i.e. City of Carrabelle) in
expanding beyond the 5 mile ra-
dius from their city limits. In a
written answer to a request from
the LVWSD commissioner their
attorneys, Thompson, Crawford
and Smiley to review provisions
of Chapter 180 of the Florida Stat-
utes, the attorneys said in fact,
"that in the event a municipality
desires to create a zone by ordi-
nance and prescribe reasonable
regulations requiring all persons
inside of said area to connect
when available with their sewage
system and water supply system,
such zone or area must not ex-
tend more than 5 miles from the
corporate limits of said municipal-
According to the attorneys, Sec-
tion 180.19 provides, however
said that "a municipality which
constructs any works may permit
any other municipality or the
owners of lots or lands outside of
its corporate limits to connect
with or use the utilities upon such

terms and conditions as may be
agreed upon by such municipal-
ity and the owners of such out-
side lots of land. The key factor
then seems to be who is paying
for the connections and whether
the land/homes that connect
then become a "zone by ordinance
or rather remain private entities
contracting with the municipal-.
ity." The attorneys said their un-
derstanding of the St. James Bay/
Carrabelle proposed connection is
that the owners of the develop-
ment are contracting with the
municipality (Carrabelle) for wa-
ter and sewer service and as such
constitute and remain a private
entity outside of the corporate lim-
its requesting service which is
permitted by statutory authority.
In 153.86 titled "District approval
of construction of water and sew-
age facilities," states: "No sewage
system disposal plant or other
facilities for the collection and
treatment of sewage or any water
treatment plant or other facilities
for the supply and distribution of
water, shall be constructed within
any district unless the district
board shall give its consent there
to and approve the plans and
specifications therefore; subject
however, to the terms and provi-
sions of any resolution authoriz-
ing bonds and agreements with
The commissioners said they will
be ready to communicate with St.
James Bay and BDI in any way.

New Fire

Engine Sought

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By Rene Topping
Michael (Mike) Kovacs repre-
sented the Carrabelle Volunteer
Fire Department at a special
meeting of the Carrabelle City
Commission held on June 20 at
6 p.m. at City Hall in their request
to purchase a new fire engine. Fire
Chief Mock said Kovacs had spent
a lot of time researching and talk-
ing to various companies.
The commissioners asked the fire-
men if they had sufficient fund-
ing and Kovacs said that with
funding from MBSU and the
money they have saved each year
they will have $50,000 for a down
payment on the engine with a cost
of $147,179.00.
One of the representatives, Kevin
Arnold from the Hall-Mark Fire
Apparatus, based in Ocala who
deal in the E-One Emergency ve-
hicles spoke on their plan. He ex-
plained that they had a lease pur-
chase plan and for 10 years and
with the $50,000 down the yearly
payment would be $1629.53.
Another factor is that the pay-
ments are in arrears so that the
first payment would be due one
year after delivery making the first
payment in 2003. Volunteer Fire
Departments qualify for tax ex-
emption for the purchase of fire
apparatus only.
He said that as each fire engine
is custom made and are equipped
with whatever the firemen feel
they need, means that it takes
six months at the best to get

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(Left) David Fullmer and new owner Chuck Carothers.

By Tom Campbell
David Fullmer is a gentleman who
served the Franklin County com-
munity well for twelve years in The
Market Place on St. George Island.
He said, "I feel like we came here
at the right time, before the big
boom, and we have been blessed."
He said his philosophy is "service,
cleanliness and quality," and he
has worked to maintain that repu-
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David Fullmer was born in
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until he sold it April 19, 2002. He
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As for David Fullmer's plans for
now, he said, "I promised to stav

and help out for 30 days which is
up on June 19." His wife's name
is Martha. 'Then Martha and I are
going to spend some quality fam-
ily time together, especially start-
ing July 4th. It's been a long time
Since we could enjoy some time
with family on. a holiday as we
were usually working. But now we
can enjoy that quality family time.
We will travel, probably up to
Maine and Vermont. Then take a
He said he has two sons and five
grandchildren. "We have been
blessed," he said again. "We've
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years, and we appreciate all of
them. We have also had some very
fine help, and we are grateful to
all our good workers."
He is definitely a satisfied gentle-
man, feeling good about his life
and the quality service he has
provided for his community. Each
of us should be such a servant to
our Franklin County community.

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Archeology from Page 1
filled-in garbage pits or dark
circles indicating where posts
were once driven into the ground.
They excavate extremely slowly,
so as not to destroy tiny clues,
recording soil colors and exact
locations of every item, drawing
and photographing everything as
they dig. For every hour of dig-
ging, professionals must spend up
to 10 hours of processing the
materials and information.
"We encourage people to do this,"
Dr. White said, "when you collect
artifacts at the beach or wher-
ever-write down the date, loca-
tion, and so forth. This is the kind
of information that makes the ma-
terial valuable."
She had available booklets for,
children and adults who wanted
to know more about collecting
artifacts. "We want to encourage
everyone," she said, "to help pre-
serve the past for the future."
She continued, "We will do 12,000
years in half an hour," she smiled,
"using the slides." She then
showed the slides and shared
much interesting information
about the people who inhabited
Florida in the last 12,000 years.
Some of the most interesting and
valuable archaeological sites can
be found on land suitable for ag-
ricultural production. This is not
surprising since many Florida In-
dian tribes, Spanish mission
settlements, and later Florida set-
tlers depended heavily on agricul-
ture and chose locations with fer-
tile soils for settlements. These
sites are located on land still fa-
vored by today's farmers. Like
many modern farmers, aboriginal
farmers lived close to their fields
and close to water.
Mounds and earthworks are the
easiest to protect because they
generally represent only a small
portion of arable land. These sites
should be removed from cultiva-
tion in order to protect therm.

Human Burials
Of the many types and ages of
archaeological sites, none carry
greater personal, social and reli-
gious importance than those con-
taining human burials. For all
people, and especially for Native
Americans, burial sites command
special respect, reverence and
treatment. In 1987, Florida's cem-
etery law was revised to protect
unmarked human burials-
graves and burial sites and their
.contents that occur outside our
traditional cemeteries.
Whatever the origin of the human
remains, they are all afforded
equal protection under Florida
law. It is a felony to willfully and
knowingly injure or remove a
tomb or monument or to disturb
the contents of such tomb or
grave. Whenever human remains
are discovered, all activity that
could disturb the remains must
cease and cannot resume until
authorized by the state archaeolo-
gist or the medical examiner. The
procedures are intended to pro-
vide an opportunity to arrange for
protection of the remains.
If you encounter or have knowl-
edge of unmarked human re-
mains, you are required by law to
notify a local law enforcement
authority. Tell them you are re-
porting unmarked human re-
mains. Record the name of the
person with whom you spoke, and
the date and time. Leave your
name and phone number in case
it is necessary to inquire further
about the site. Do not disturb the
remains or the soil containing
them. Do not disturb any evidence
or introduce new footprints or
other materials to the site. The law
enforcement agency will coordi-
nate with the medical examiner
and the state archaeologist if ap-
propriate. Discoveries of human
remains are given high priority,
and someone should be able to
visit the site within a day or so.to
continue the steps required un-
der the law.

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Dr. Nancy White reviewing archeological samples.

ACF Issue from Page 1
3. That a key missing ingredient is a comprehensive, sci-
entific study of the impact of the reduced flows pro-
posed by Florida on the economy and environmental
health of Florida's River and Bay. That lacking such a
scientific assessment the risks to significant environ-
mental and economic interests are unacceptable to
As elected representatives accountable to our constitu-
encies, we appeal to you for direct intervention. We have
sought without success an audience with Secretary
Struhs since February of this year to discuss our de-
tailed assessment of the Florida proposal. We are in hopes
that we can obtain a response from you that recognizes
and acts on the seriousness of this issue and the con-
cerns expressed in this letter. Specifically, we hope for a
response that is both positive and public on this ACF
Water Allocation issue.
An information meeting of the Florida stateholders and others will be
held at the Northwest Florida Water Management District headquar-
ters on Monday, July 1, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The discussion
will be an update on the current negotiations.

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