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Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Carrabelle Riverfront
Festival ................... 1, 2
Habitat Biker ......... 1, 10
Easter Sunrise .............. 1
Eastpoint Water & Sewer .
............................... 1, 10
Profundus Acquisition ... 2
Retreat ......................... 2
Editorial & Commentary 3
Visioning ...................... 4
Lanark Village ...............5
Club News......... ............ 5
Tri-River Negotiations ... 6
Franklin County Day at
Capitol .................... 6, 7
FCAN ............................... 8
Business Card Directory 9
Bookshop ......................
Rep. Kendrick ........... 10
Ya Gotta Love It Recipe 10


Kerry Marshall


Biker Stops Briefly In Carrabelle To
Help Celebrate Habitat for Humanity


By Skip Frink
Kerry Marshall stopped for an
overnight at the Old Carrabelle
Hotel last Monday, April 21st and
enjoyed a T-bone steak at the new
Pit Stop in Carrabelle. He was
nearly finished with his
coast-to-coast trip raising dona-
tions for the Habitat for Human-
ity. When he arrived in Carrabelle.
he was almost finished with the
trip, raising donations for Habi-
t-at by ridi-ng "a bike -across
America. All 3.200 miles of it. and
headed on the final leg to St. Au-
gustine.
Kerry started his trip on March
1st from Loudoun County in Vir-
ginia by renting a car for the drive
to San Diego. At that West Coast


town, he started the bicycle trek
across the country with his rear
tire in the Pacific. "I always
wanted to bike across the coun-
try," he said in an article pub-
lished in the Loudoun
Times-Union. "I wanted to find a
community service organization,
and I wanted to do it for a local
group. I saw a flyer for Habitat
and thought it would be perfect
since they are trying to build three
houses this year and I am riding
3,,200 .-miles;,",Marshall traveled
through the southern U. S. from
San Diego, California, through
Phoenix, Arizona, El Paso, Texas,
St. Francisville, Louisiana and on
to Florida. He warmed up to the
task by taking a 200 mile bike trip
Continued on Page 10


Historic Dixie

Theatre For Sale

Prudential Resort Realty has an-
nounced that the Dixie Theatre is
for sale. Located at 21 Avenue E
in the heart of downtown
Apalachicola, the building is cur-
rently owned by the Dixie Theatre
Foundation, Inc, a not-for-profit
organization founded by Rex and
Cleo Partington and their daugh-
ter Dixie.
The Partingtons purchased the
property in 1994 and rebuilt the
theatre replicating the original
facade. The Foundation opened
with its first performances in the
summer of 1998. The Partingtons
have mixed emotions about sell-
ing the building, but have decided
to take some time off and finally
retire. They would consider leas-
ing the facility back on a part time
basis from the buyer in order to
continue with a limited season of
performances.
The property is now listed at
$839,000 with Prudential Resort
Realty. According to listing agent
Helen Spohrer, "This special pur-
pose property is an excellent in-
vestment for a creative-minded
entrepreneur."'


The 2003 St. George Island Community
--- mm Easter Sunrise Service began about 6 a.m.,
well before the sun rose. Mason Bean gave
the welcome and opening prayer, with at
least 45 minutes of singing led by Frances
Campbell. At dawn, about 100 persons had
gathered on the public beach just ahead of
the public pavilions. When services were
concluded, under the ministership of Rev-
,,, \ erend Mike Whaley (St. George Baptist) and
.%T Pastor James Trainer (St. George Method-
'!'7 ist Church), a breakfast of coffee and very
tasty pastries was served on the public
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residents. Frances Campbell


Apalachicola

Historic

Homes Tour
Take a trip to the "Forgotten
Coast" of long ago. The 12th an-
nual Apalachicola Historic Homes
Tour is Saturday, May 3rd from 1
to 5 p.m. (edt). Sponsored by Trin-
ity Episcopal Church, the tour
showcases historic homes, busi-
ness sites and churches. Twelve
locations are open to visitors this
year including a theatre and three
homes never on the tour before.
"Lynn Haven," a spectacular
Queen Anne style home, has been
lovingly restored to its classic
beauty by Bill Spohrer and his
wife, Lynn Wilson Spohrer, ac-
claimed Florida interior designer.
SThis elegant residence was built
at the turn of the century for Ri-
chard Gibbs Porter and remained
in the Porter family for over 90
years. It includes three parlors
and seven fireplaces and is noted
for its handsome woodwork and
cabinetry.
The' Schoelles/Coker home, built
between 1869 and 1872, has been
painstakingly restored by owners
Fitz Coker and Dotty Ballantyne.
This four square Georgian plan
home remains intact after more
than 130 years. Siding for the
home was replicated in deadhead
cypress and the original exterior
heart pine siding was used to re-
place damaged flooring. The fur-
nishings and decor are in keep-
ing with the late 1800's.
The Dixie Theatre is one of the
treasures of downtown Apalach-
icola. Opened in 1913, the the-
atre was later converted to a mo-
tion picture house by Alex
Fortunas. It remained so until
1967 when it was closed and
shuttered. In 1994. the Partington
Family purchased the property,
and construction of the new Dixie
Theatre began in 1997. Much of
the old design was replicated, and
in 1998, the Dixie opened its first
professional theatre season.
See all these and much more on
Saturday afternoon, May 3rd from
1 to 5 p.m.
Tour tickets are $12.00. Registra-
tion begins at 11 a.m. (edt) at
Trinity Episcopal Church, corner
of Highway 98 and 6th St. in
Apalachicola. A delicious lunch is
served from 11:30 to 1:00 in
Benedict Hall, adjacent to the
church. The cost is $8.00.
Tour sites are centrally located in
Apalachicola's Historic District-
an easy walk, bike ride or drive to
every site on the tour. Local art
galleries, boutiques, antique
shops and restaurants will be
open all day for those who want
to enjoy more of this unique sea-
port town.
Proceeds benefit the preservation
and restoration fund for historic
Trinity Episcopal Church, one of
Florida's oldest churches. Con-
structed in 1838 in upper state
New York, the structure was
floated in' sections by schooner
around the Florida keys to
Apalachicola where it was put to-
gether with wooden pegs. The
church will be open for visitors
throughout the day.
Apalachicola is 80 miles south-
west of Tallahassee and 60 miles
east of Panama City on US Hwy
98. For additional information call
Trinity church at 850-653-9550
or the Apalachicola Bay Area
Chamber of Commerce at
850-653-9419.

Tom Campbell

Recovering From
Surgery


Former Chronicle writer Tom
Campbell is recovering from am-
putation of his left leg, the source
of considerable pain and infection
these last few months. The opera-
tion occurred in a hospital near
Atlanta after three medical opin-
ions were sought. The leg had not
healed from earlier treatments for
varicose veins and the doctors
involved agreed that removal of
the leg was necessary to stop fur--
ther infection.
He expects the continual pain
associated with the infection
would come to a close as he re-
sumes intensive physical therapy
when he returns to the nursing
home in Conyers, Georgia. Those
who may want to send cards and
letters may write him directly to:
*Tom Campbell, The Seasons
Nursing Home, 1420 Milstead
Road, Conyers, Georgia 30012.
Phone: 770-929-8894.


The "Midway"


By Rene Topping
The weather for the Riverfront fes-
tival was simply great! We hold
our breath on Friday, April 25,
when the weatherman predicted
severe thunderstorms, wind at
over 35 mph, and to top it off we
were on tornado watch. So when
the 26th dawned with sunshine,
just as much breeze to be com-
fortable, and sunshine, we all ex-
haled and knew we must be do-
ing something right!
The festival is almost a magic
event. One moment the scene is
the same old Marine Street and
moments later it is a village of
tents in every color with busy ven-
dors getting their display together.
The first part of the festival is
given to vendors with some of the
most beautiful art work by named
artists and unusual and special
crafts with the work of artisans.


I The food b6oths start heating up
their stoves and icing up the food
that needs to be refrigerated, soon
even if you didn't think you were
hungry you will be brought to eat
every delicacy from "Blooming
Onions" to a full lunch.
The rest of the booths are taken
up by clubs and organizations
from the local area. There was
SCOMC Byways, a proposed route
to see all the pleasures of the
coast and the forests to The
Franklin County Humane Society
with some healthy, handsome
and Just needing a home pup-
pies, dogs and rats and kittens.
The Festival is an annual event
sponsored by the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce. President
Skip Frink said, "Everyone
seemed to be happy. The vendors

Continued on Page 2


Bonnie Stephenson Mary Ann Shields
of the Chamber


Bombshell from DEP

DEP Water Facilities Administrator
Cites Shortfall In Eastpoint Water

Capacity That Will Lead To No

Approval For New Water Connections

Policy Pronouncements Buried in Ambiguity and
Imprecision
A Report and Commentary By Tom W. Hoffer
In a letter to Administrator Betty Webb on March 19, 2003, the pro-
gram administrator of Water Facilities for the Northwest District of
the Department of Environmental Regulation has advised that DEP
"...is unable to approve new connections to the Eastpoint Water Sys-
tem until additional supply and other capacity increases have been
completed." The letter further advised, "...The Department will con-
sider connections on a case-by-case basis resulting from emergency
situations upon recommendation of the Eastpoint Water and Sewer
District. (EW&SD)
The program administrator for the Northwest District is David P.
Morres, project engineer. His letter to Ms. Webb reminds her that the
Florida Administrative Code, by reference, incorporates certain stan-
dard water works manuals and technical publications into the i-ule.
One of the referenced manuals is the Recommended Standards for
Water Works, 1997 edition, that cites a report informally known as
the "Ten State Standards" (TSS).
On the subject of source capacity for water systems, the TSS states
"The total developed groundwater source capacity shall equal or ex-
ceed the design maximum day demand and equal or exceed the de-
sign average day demand with the largest producing well out of ser-
vice." The yield and gallon-per-minute pumping of well #1 and #2
would meet normal demands, with no other system problems. But, a
historical maximum day demand of 529 gallons-per-minute (gpm)
cannot be met with just one well. In surveys conducted since last
summer, with both high service pumps working, the flow was calcu-
lated at 513 gpm. Thus, "If Well #2 or either high service pump is
inoperable, the maximum day demand of 762,000 gallons (529 gpm)
cannot be met."
The letter also discussed the status of the Twin Lake Road water line
extension, proposing to connect two dead-end water mains, and add
two new connections. "The Department is of the opinion the elimina-
tion of dead ends on North Bayshore and Ridge Road is extremely
desirable and necessary." Accordingly, DEP will issue the permit for
the Twin Lake Road extension "in the near future." The letter added a
caveat.
"However, on the face of the permit there will be the statement that
no new connections art approved."
Thus, current development projects in Eastpoint will be brought to a
standstill until the EW&SD increases capacity by surveying for water
"leaks" in the system, altering storage capacity, or perhaps bringing a
new well on line.
The DEP bureaucratic machinery has moved super slowly on this
matter, having been submitted in late January 2003, taking two
months for a decision to be rendered in March 2003. Yet, the March
19th letter from David Morres merely indicates "...the Department
will issue the permit in the near future..." Then, the letter advises, if
there are any questions, another bureaucrat is referenced, a John
Kintz, a name that has not been connected with any part of this in-
vestigation that has been made public.
Cliff McKeown, DEP engineer, and Hank Schwall of the Florida Rural
Water organization visited the Eastpoint water system on February
25, 2003 to evaluate the high service pumps and aerator. In an
unauthored memorandum distributed to the EW&S board at their
Continued on Page 10,


Easter Sunrise at St. George Island

"A younger and older generation"


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Agricultural Land Removed from Tax Rolls

Governor, Cabinet Create One

Million Acres In Conservation

Lands In Franklin

Tate's Hell Florida Forever project 99 % Complete
The acquisition of the Profundus tract at the April 22nd meeting of
the Governor and Cabinet has created one of the largest conservation
areas in the eastern United States. The State's purchase of the 37.358
acres within Tate's Hell/Carrabelle tract Florida Forever project has
also removed about $36.000 from the Franklin County tax rolls, ac-
cording to the Assessor's office.
The purchase nearly completes the acquisition of conservation land
for the State to acquire in that area.
"This project has. multiple benefits, both environmental and economic."
said Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary David
B. Struhs. "It protects wildlife habitat and the water filtering into one
of the most productive estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere."
The near-200.000 acre project is surrounded by three other conser-
vation areas-Apalachicola National Forest to the north, Apalachicola
Wildlife and Environmental Area to the east, and the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research Reserve to the south. The state's largest
population of Florida black bears, and other wildlife, can now roam
freely throughout the unpopulated, contiguous habitat that is criti-
cal for their survival. Expanses of marshland act as filters for water
entering the Apalachicola Bay, one of the richest shellfish harvesting
areas in the world.
"We are privileged to have the opportunity to observe rare and mag-
nificent wildlife in Florida." said Eva Armstrong, director of DEP's
Division of State Lands. "By protecting the land and water resources.
* we ensure future generations will enjoy that same opportunity."
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of
Forestry will manage the property as a state forest. Recreation oppor-
tunities include fishing, hunting, canoeing, and wildlife observation.


A Poem Of Thanks

By Wanda Townsend
I wrote this poem after a vacation to St George Island. We spend a
month in the Fall almost every year. I thought you might want to put
it in the paper. I would appreciate it and would hope that the gentle-
man who helped us would see it...
We were visitors in your county
Grankids by the hand.
Showing Ships,
and shells in a pile upon the sand
A kindly man showed us
shells that he had crushed
We happily found treasure
in that pile of dust
In fact we found so many
we thought to share our prize.
So early in the morning we
walked the beach at sunrise
We both had pretty shells
to place upon the sand.
. We never saw who found them
just visitors to your land
We wanted to repay a kindness
from a kindly man


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seemed to be satisfied with their
sales. I did think that it was a little
smaller crowd than last year, how-
ever they were moving through
the festival grounds and seemed
to be having a good time."


;--t- Ron Treutel, Past President of the
'5'. Chamber said, "I agree with Skip
LA t- when he said it seemed it little less
,- than last year. But it is hard to
Fi'.;. say when you have people on the
^e move, The vendors did well in the
Art and crafts area." Treutel has
a booth himself and he went on
j to say. "I had several repeat cus-
tomers some from Cape San Bias.
Others saw the advertisements in
the paper and came in from Tal-
lahassee. They commented that
they liked the music that Was
Played by Ray Finn."
Carol and Jack Zurawka were two
members who were back and
Iforth on the festival grounds and
.,Jack said, "We thought it was very
.,. good! The only complaints was the
Sbicycl sts so when we critique we
S will ask that the cyclists on the
grounds would be banned from
riding through. We were
complimented on the children's
games and people asked for more
Sor next year. The comments of the
vendors was all positive."
Leslie Taylor, Director of the Hu-
man Society Shelter, was happy
with the adoptions. Four dogs and
puppies along with two kittens got
good homes. She said, "It's a
happy day for me when I can find
a home for one. This is wonder-
ful."


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The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival, 2003


On Wednesday, April 30. 2003, at
6:00 p.m., the First Baptist
Church of St. George will be hold-
ing a ground breaking for the new
island Retreat Center. The center
will be open to all types of groups
; for retreat and seminar activities.
The facility, located on the thir'-
teen acre bay front property of the
church, will have a common meet-
ing area, dining area, meeting
rooms, and individual sleeping
cottages. The rustic cottages, each
accommodating eight persons,
will have private baths and show-
ers and be on pilings overlooking
the bay.
When completed. the facility will,
ultimately, be able to house and
provide for one hundred persons.
The grounds and another support
building provide the potential to
in the future, expand the facility
into another phase. on another
part of the property. The church
will be constructing a new, and
separate, church.worship center.
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EDITORAL & COMMENTARY


Baghdad To Broward County: The

Destruction Of Cultural Identity In

The New World Order
By R. Wayne Childers
On April the 9th, the Saddam Hussein regime collapsed in Baghdad.
The next day the Iraqi National Museum containing irreplaceable trea-
sures dating back beyond the dawn of civilization was looted, much
of it apparently by professional thieves, because no American troops
had been assigned to protect it. The administration had been repeat-
edly warned early on that this could happen but chose in the end to
do nothing. This is a far cry from what was done in World War Two. A
special section of the Army called the Monuments, Fine Arts, and
Archives Section (MFA&A) was formed to specifically prevent this.
The men of the MFA&A section went forward with the troops to take
control of culturally significant collections and sites and prevent them
from being looted or destroyed. Nothing of the sort was done this time
despite the fact that once again, we were fighting a war of liberation
against an evil dictator and a repressive regime.
The images on television show Iraqi citizens crying as their national
heritage and the symbols of their nation and its evolution, have been
destroyed ot dispersed into the "private market". Pictures of a burn-
ing National Library which was hit by a Coalition bomb destroying
thousands of irreplaceable documents only added to this sense of
anger and frustration. The failure of the US to protect these priceless
items of cultural heritage has outraged many around the world. How-
ever. the US administration has not felt that this was very serious a(
all. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has indicated that all this press
hoopla over the looting of Iraqi art treasures has been greatly over-
blown and is of little consequence.
On the other hand, the Iraqis and the Middle Eastern and other me-
dia have been quick to note that US forces did immediately surround
the Oil Ministry and protect it from looters. This has increased the
cries that America fought this war for oil alone and all the rest was
irrelevant. Further, the Iraqis are beginning to say that America is
attempting to destroy their cultural identity by allowing the destruc-
tion of the evidence of their cultural heritage.
Could this possibly be true? The answer is that there was apparently
no deliberate policy to either support or destroy the cultural heritage
of any place. The main priority of this administration is the "bottom
line". Get the job done whatever the job is. In this case, it was driving
Saddam Hussein from power. Nothing else was relevant and in the
words of that great American entrepreneur, Henry Ford "all history'is
bunk" anyway. It appears that the Bush administration just has no
real concern for history, for museums or for libraries, particularly
beyond its own borders. It is interested in promoting its form of
laissez-faire government and doing it at the least cost despite what-
ever consequences beyond the immediate economic sphere.
Perhaps this attitude is more specific to the Bush family than to
America in general. A student at the Gulf-Franklin Center recently
pointed out that what happened in Iraq is similar to what is happen-
ing here in Florida to some degree. At the beginning of the year. Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush decided to abolish the State Library, the State Ar-
chives and the State Museum and most of the cultural resource pro-
grams as luxuries that the people of Florida can no longer afford. It is
understandable that if Florida with the 5th largest economy in the
Western Hemisphere and the 16th largest economy in the world, can
no longer afford to preserve or investigate its own culture, the protec-
tion of Iraqi culture must be very far down on the list of priorities for
his brother's administration.
France, a nation that right now is in very low repute in the United
States can support its own history and cultural identity but Florida
can't!! France has not decided to close the Louvre in order to open a
Wal-Mart but Governor Bush has apparently promised the City of
Alachua, 2 million dollars for roads to a Wal-Mart and another 780
thousand dollars to provide it with a water line for a sprinkler sys-
tem. All of this while shutting down cultural and historic preserva-
tion and dissemination in Florida as too expensive to support.
Governor Bush has stated that he wishes to leave Tallahassee "a city
of empty buildings". In furtherance of this goal he has, among other
things, proposed giving the State'Library collection to Nova Univer-
sity, a private institution which allegedly needs it to maintain ac-
creditation and thereby abolishing the State Library. The Florida State
Library has been in existence in one form or another since it was
created in .1845 and has lasted through the Civil War, Reconstruc-
tion, World Wars and the Depression without its collections being
dispersed into the "private sector". While the Senate has apparently
funded 106 of the current library positions and the House has funded
102 while failing to fund moving the collection, the Jeb Bush admin-
istration is apparently now seeking private funds to accomplish this.
We may have the odd specter of a State Library staffed with librarians
and having no books. Of course with line item veto, the Governor will
be able to eliminate this anomaly. The cost savings to the people of
Florida will be somewhere around 5 million dollars a year which he
has stated will be used to give sales tax relief to our beleaguered
citizens and tourists. This is about 25 cents a person.
Part of the justification for this, is that the State Library is obsolete in
this "New Age", somehow superseded by the Internet. Further, that
by placing it at a private institution in Broward County, will make it
more accessible to more people. Both of these assertions are spuri-
ous. Most of the books found in the State Library are not on the
Internet and neither is the information in them. They are invaluable
to researchers and graduate students around the state who rely on
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and its culture. Further once the transfer is complete, you will only
be able to use the collections if you are a resident of Broward County
with a Broward County library card and only if you pay for parking
which is free in Tallahassee. Then you will only be able to use them if
you can find library personnel to assist you which is normally not the
case if you are not a student or faculty member. Moreover, once Nova
has the books there is nothing to prevent it from selling them on ebay
if it wishes. It should also be noted that if the State Library is now
really obsolete, then how about the city and county libraries? Will
they have their funding reduced to the point of extinction in the near
future? Have they been replaced by the Internet?


Wayne Childers


There is a further attack on culture as well. Historic preservation
grants have been slashed or completely eliminated as have grants for
archaeological and other historical investigations and preservation
including the complete elimination of the Florida Folklife Program.
The Arts are also suffering. There is an ongoing attempt to dismantle
the cultural preservation portions of state government under the ae-
gis of "reorganization" and to "outsource" an increasing portion of the
archival functions 'of Records Management. Glenda Hood, the newly
appointed Secretary of State has said that the entire archives situa-
tion will be reconsidered next year yet much of it is already disap-
pearing in the current budget and under Bush's "reorganization" of
the Florida State Department. Whatever victories are won in saving
the State Archives and other portions of Florida's cultural resources
this year, may eventually be illusory as the administration simply
waits to achieve its goals as the'money and patience of the populace
are exhausted.
Perhaps the Governor is simply using all this as a smoke screen to
avoid the embarrassment his brother received from the Texas State
Archivist. George W. at the end of his term of office, had a bill passed
by the Texas Legislature which gave him the right to place the records
of his administration in any repository on a Texas college campus. He
then placed them in his father's presidential library where staffing
assured that it would be a long time before they were catalogued or
examined. The Texas State Archivist sued for immediate access and
sent archivists to catalogue the collection, which the Bush Presiden-
tial Library stated they did not have the personnel to accomplish. Of
course, there were some embarrassing disclosures in these records.
If there is no Florida Archivist or any archivists and no archives, this
will not prove a problem to Jeb as he prepares for his run for the
presidency.
Perhaps it is as one prominent Republican has stated, that Jeb is
simply showing the people of Florida that there are consequences for
voting for such things as the lower classroom size amendment and
the bullet train. If the citizens of the state do things that he does not
like, he will punish them just as you would naughty children. Of
course, you do not normally take their identity away from unruly
children but tough times require tough policies.
On the other hand, perhaps this is just an outgrowth of the Bush
philosophy of the "New World Order"; the privatization of public re-
sources and the elimination of "nonessential" governmental functions.
Strange though, that the State Museum would also be on the hit list.
These have always been supported by the state or nation in which
they are found. The only time in recent history that a similar action
occurred was in Mao Tse Tung's "Cultural Revolution" when the young
were encouraged to destroy the cultural heritage of China as a means
of creating socialism or a "New World Order" for China.
If the Iraqis are upset at the George W. Bush administration's failure
to preserve and protect their heritage and the destruction of their
cultural identity, Floridians should also be outraged at his brother's
ongoing efforts to destroy theirs. Eudora Welty the great Missippian
author, once said that in creating a novel, a sense of place was every-
thing. This is equally true for a nation and a state. When you take
'away the history of an area and make the inhabitants into "a people
without history", then you take away their identity and you make
them into slaves. With no history there are no examples for the people
and with no examples there is nothing to pattern themselves on. no
knowledge of the past. The individual does, not develop morals or a
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of about it. They live in a great "Displaced Persons" camp where no
one tells them the story of their exile. Children that are not exposed
to their own history have no allegiance to it and tend to develop val-
ues that are amoral and based on immediate self-gratification. This
leads to a population that will produce more and more criminal be-
havior and whose society will continue to change in ways that we
think of as undesirable. Indeed, what more proof do we need than the
fact that prisons are the number one growth industry in this area? As
George Santayapa warned us, "Those who forget history, are con-
demned to repeat it". And there are plenty of examples in history.
Civilizations have usually fallen from barbarian onslaughts from the
outside and/or from internal decay. We seem to be short-cutting this
process in Florida more so than in the rest of the country and in-
creasing our production of our own "internal barbarians". History as
a subject has become unnecessary in Florida and fewer and fewer
courses are offered, especially on the history of the State. In survey
courses on American History, only a very few pages are devoted to
Florida and the Hispanic portions of America while the vast majority
of the course is devoted to the English colonies to the north. If history
and especially the history of the State of Florida is irrelevant at the
educational level, then preserving or investigating it is irrelevant as
well.
The smoke and mirrors of this "New World Order" at least in Florida.
reminds you of George Orwell's "1984" as the Governor on the one
hand states that he supports such things as the State Library and
the State Museum and of course education, while moving to elimi-
nate them on the other. Peace is War and War is Peace. Always it is
the economic "bottom line" that is emphasized while only lip service
is given to other concerns. As a result Florida as a State seems to be
becoming a strange mixture of Disneyworld and Honduras where
nothing is real and everything is for sale.
The difference between Iraqis and Floridians seems to be that the
Iraqi citizenry are aware of what is happening to them and are vigor-
ously protesting the loss of their cultural identity. Floridians on the
other hand, are mostly unaware and unconcerned. But then most
Iraqis are natives of Iraq but most present day Floridians are natives
of somewhere else.
In the end though the question becomes is Florida a template for
things to come in America? IfJeb Bush achieves the presidency, will
he continue this policy by moving towards the elimination of the Na-
tional Archives and the privatization of the Library of Congress and
the Smithsonian? Will these too, be luxuries that the American people
cannot afford?
Perhaps the real concern of both the citizens of Iraq and of Florida as
they consider what is being done to their cultural heritage should be
alarm at the uncaring nature of this new wave of barbarism arising
from an unthinking allegiance to the "bottom line". The citizens of
Florida should let their representatives know what they feel about
this and maintain eternal vigilance to prevent Florida's cultural iden-
tity from simply disappearing under a barbarian bush.



The Antique Rose Queen

By Harriett Branch
The thought of antique southern roses brings visions of genteel la-
dies in flowing gowns leisurely strolling about gardens lush with
bushes laden with magnificent rose blossoms. The ladies daintily
gather baskets of blossoms with the help of attendant gentlemen.
Nice vision, eh? Well this is what happened when antique languor
clashed with modern shopping at the 12th annual antique rose sale
held at the home of Heidi and Charles Clifton, on Crawfordville Road.
The ad for the sale sponsored by CHAT, the Citizens for Humane
Animal Treatment, Inc, of Wakulla County, was out weeks before the
event. It was to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 19th and stated
there would be 300 antique rose plants for sale with the proceeds to
go to .the Wakulli County Animal Shelter. The many garden clubs in
the area were alerted and excitement was mounting.
My friend D, called at 8:00 a.m. to say she would drive and we would
leave at 8:45 a.m. to be sure to get there in time. We chatted while
traveling and agreed that we were only going to look and perhaps
cautiously buy a plant. After we passed Crawfordville, the truck sud-
denly speeded up and D kept saying over and over, "antique rose
sale"'. It was then that I noticed that she had on her running shoes
and loose baggy clothing with lots of big pockets. Her "shopping uni-
form."
We arrived at 9:45 a.m. just as the gate opened, D swung into a park-
ing space, flung open the door, leaped a drainage ditch and sprinted
through the open gate yelling "every person for himself'. The truck
motor was still running. By the time I got out of the truck. D had
commandeered a huge garden cart and was racing through the gath-
ering crowd of rose buyers piling it full of rose bushes. I tried to keep
up with her but it was like trying to follow a humming bird in a flock
of slow moving sparrows. Clutching her copy of Antique Rose's for the
South by William C. Welch, D moved with lightning speed and pur-
pose as she snatched up rose after rose from the fingers of hesitant
unenlightened buyers. It was now 9:55 a.m. The sale had not offi-
ciallyopened.
Other customers suddenly sensed that there was a "shopping hawk"'
in the crowd. They huddled protectively over their rose bushes as D
swooped about the sales area looking for any undefended bush. While
the roses were being grabbed up a customer spotted D's towering
mound of plants and said, "how nice of you to restock." D muttered
quietly, "don't you wish, these are mine, Mine, MINE!" as she struggled
with her load toward the check out counter.
Around 10:00 a.m., D disappeared. I was afraid she had either col-
lapsed under her pile of rose plants or been arrested for snatching
plants from weaker customers. I searched the crowd trying to find
her. She reappeared looking triumphant. The plunder had been paid
for and loaded in the truck. The neatly laid out rows of 300 sale roses
had been picked clean within 20 minutes. It was now 10:00 a.m.
On our way out the front gate, D turned back wondering if she could
get a few rose branches to root. I gently told her that it was time to get
into the track and leave before the crowd became surly. Would-be
buyers who arrived at 10:00 a.m.' stomped past us muttering, "there
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Visioning #3 Natural Resources

By Harriett Beach
The third Visioning Workshop to prepare for the Franklin County
Comp Plan update met at the Franklin County Court House at 6:00
p.m. on April 15th. The four hour long workshop attended by ap-
proximately 75 people focused on clarifying Franklin County natural
resource issues and options with recommendations for how these
issues can be addressed.
Alan Pierce. Planning Director opened the workshop with an over-
view of the natural resources of Franklin County. Pierce told the group.
"Franklin County's lifestyle and economy are directly connected to
our natural resources. The county portion of the Apalachicola River
and Bay is one of the least polluted most undeveloped resource rich
ecological systems left in the United States. There arc more than 200
miles of relatively undeveloped coastal shoreline stretching from Alli-
gator Point in the east to St. Vincent Sound in the west. There is
approximately 150 miles of riverfront land bordering on six major
rivers: the Apalachicola. Brothers, Crooked. Jackson. New and
Ochlockonee, which provide nutrient rich fresh water vital to the Bay's
natural productivity. More than 80,000 acres of the county's 348.00
acres of land is wetlands.
Significant water and land habitats support a variety and abundance
of fish and wildlife important to the county and state. The oyster bars
of the Apalachicola Bay produce 80% of all oysters harvested in Florida.
and 10% of all oysters harvested in the U.S. This resource is threat-
ened by the loss of necessary freshwater flows due to the upstream
demands in Georgia and Alabama. However, these natural resources
have, and can continue to support a thriving sustainable natural re-
source based economy incorporating commercial seafood, multiple-use
forestry management, and eco-tourism into a rural community, if
properly understood and guided.
Recreation opportunities abound in the county because of its abun-
dant natural resources. Opportunities for swimming, hunting, fresh
and saltwater fishing are plentiful in surrounding rivers and bays.
and the Gulf of Mexico. and are an important draw for visitors and
residents.
The major threat to the county's bountiful natural resources will con-
tinue to come from loss of wetland and upland habitat, and point and
non-point pollution to the bay associated with the development and
urban run-off. The proliferation of septic tanks and poor construc-
tion practices have contributed to localized pollution in the immedi-
ate offshore areas in parts of the county.
The threat of groundwater pollution and drawdown are emergent prob-
lems as development pressures increase on the coast."
Pierce told the group that this workshop has been divided into three
topics and subtopics that were identified at the February 18th Vi-
sioning workshop and from an ad hoc work group and others who
have provided input.
Resource Conservation and Stewardship, the first topic was. intro-
duced by Pierce with the following comments. Although nearly 70
percent of the county is owned and managed by state and federal
agencies for a variety of public purposes, the remaining land along
the coast and rivers is experiencing increasing pressure to convert
private agricultural land to residential development land. These large
tracts of 'Public" land are the only lands being managed or monitored
for such things as scenic views and Vistas, fisheries management.
wildlife habitats, protection of vegetated communities, or protection
of quality and quantity of ground and surface water. No provisions
exist for monitoring or managing private lands for conservation and
open space purposes.
A number of state, federal, and private programs exist for natural
resource research, education, or stewardship. The county, however.
has limited resources and has not taken advantage of programs to
monitor, educate or promote natural resource stewardship.and pro-
tection.
As federal and state government places increased responsibility at
the local level, the county is going to have to step up to the challenge.
Major threats to resource conservation and stewardship are a lack of
awareness and understanding of the needs and importance of the
surrounding natural resources, and a lack of.county resources to
guide, monitor, and control activities that impact the .natural- re-
sources. Most of the activities are development related."
The second topic, Water Resource Protection, Pierce introduced by
telling the group that The Apalachicola River and Bay system has
been recognized as one of the most productive estuarine systems in
the state, and, as such, has received numerous productive designa-
tions (e.g., Class II Waters, Outstanding Florida Water, Aquatic Pre-
serve, National Estuarine Research Reserve and International Bio-
sphere Reserve) The Northwest Florida Water Management District
ranked the system its highest priority for SWIM projects. The quality
of the surface water resources of the county are intrinsically linked to
seafood harvesting, sport fishing, recreation, land values, water stor-
age, and recharge of ground water.
About 25% of the county land area lies in the Apalachicola River
Basin; about 55% in the New River Basin; and about 12% in the
Ochlockonee Basin. There are two lakes in the county with surface






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areas greater than 100 acres: Tucker Lake on Alligator Point, and
Oyster Pond in St. Vincent Island.
Threats to surface water that can affect fish and wildlife resources.
Oyster harvest, and other human activities such as fishing, include
sewage contamination and nutrient enrichment from poorly sited
septic tanks, agricultural practices and residential landscaping, spills
of hazardous substances, erosion and turbidity from road building
and other construction, and non-point storm water problems.
The Floridian Aquifer is the principal source of drinking water in the
county. This aquifer, 250-1250(feet) below the surface, as well as the
surficial aquifer that overlies it, is a component of the freshwater that
feeds the bay and rivers. These aquifers do have recharge areas in the
eastern part of the county. Groundwater can be affected by saltwater
intrusion, particularly in the recharge areas and around public and
private wells. Drawdown on the surficial aquifer along the coast and
the peculiarities of ground water flow on the eastern end of the county
make the groundwater monitoring and protection an important issue
for the county.


The fifth group addressed the topic of Resource Conservation and
Stewardship with the following questions. How can public and pri-
vate groups coordinate data bases, strategic planning and program
implementation? How can we improve public understanding and sup-
port of the values of natural resources to the cultural, conservation
and economic vitality of Franklin County?
After each group had two hours to freely discuss their topic and record
the ideas generated in the groups all the groups came together to
pool the information and ideas, Each of the people attending the work-
shop then gave a consensus ranking of each idea. The ranking scale
ran from a 5 = Wholeheartedly supporting, 4 = t is good but it could
be better, 3 = It has pros and cons or neutral, 2 = Serious concerns. 1
= Opposed. The consensus ballots will be tallied and reported on by
Tom Taylor.
The group attending the workshop obviously cares very much about
Franklin County and its future. All were seriously concerned about
the issues and the discussion was lively with excellent ideas and sug-
.gestions for implementing positive changes in the development of the
county. As the workshop was finishing the forth hour the partici-
pants were weary but still enthusiastic.


Red Cross Offers First Aid/Adult CPR


Saturday, May 10th

The Health and Safety Division of
your local American Red Cross
will offer a First Aid and Adult
CPR class at the Franklin County
Public Library in Carrabelle on
Saturday, May 10. The class will
provide participants a chance to
be certified both in basic First Aid
and in cardio-pulmonary resus-
citation of adults.
The Department of Homeland Se-
curity encourages Americans in
every community, and in every


Fish and Wildlife Habitat was the third topic for discussion. Pierce
said, "Because the Apalachicola River Basin contains such a diver-
sity of habitats, from hardwood hammocks to coastal dunes,, it and
the neighboring areas may have more species of plants and animals
than anywhere else in temperate North America. The number of plant
species alone exceeds 1000. The basin supports the highest species
density of reptiles and amphibians in North America. The high spe-
cies richness of the area includes many rare, endangered and threat-
ened species. Estuarine.and coastal wetland habitats, such as seagrass
beds and saltmarshes, are of special importance as a nursery for
commercial and recreational fisheries through the region.
The coastal habitats also provide an important function filtering pol-
lutants, buffering the land from storm damage, and providing refuge
for many migratory birds of great interest to wildlife viewers. Seepage
bogs and savannahs provide habitat for many unique plant and ani-
mal populations. Forested areas provide many timber products and
habitat for many species, from Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers to Florida
Black Bears.
The major threat to wildlife habitat is the loss and fragmentation of
habitat because.of development that directly impacts fish and wildlife
productivity and sustainability. Other threats to fish and wildlife habi-
tat and productivity include dredge and filling in waters and wet-
lands, improper marina siting and water access that degrades water
quality, increased or inappropriate boating activity that impacts
aquatic habitats, such as seagrass, beds, and shoreline stabilization
activities resulting in. the loss of inter-tidal habitats." : ,
Pierce pointed out the dozen or more maps posted on the walls illus-
trating the biodiversity of Franklin County. While the facilitator, Tom
Taylor was organizing the group into five discussion groups, he in-
vited the participants to take time to look at the maps. Each person
was given a packet of maps, of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory of
Franklin County.
Two of the discussion groups were assigned the topic of Water Re-
source Protection. They discussed the following questions: How can
water quality and quantity be assured to protect fish and wildlife
habitats in the river and estuary? What kind of comprehensive hu-
man waste management plan is needed? What must be done to abate
the pollution from stormwater runoff. How can we ensure adequate
potable water to meet future needs? How can we better protect wet-
lands and the critical functions they perform?
Another two groups were assigned the topic of Fish and Wildlife Habi-
tat. The questions they discussed were: How do we better protect
important "focal" species like the black bear, sturgeon, gopher tor-
toise, bald eagle and migratory birds? How can we better protect and
conserve seagrass beds that are important breeding and feeding
grounds for grouper, trout, scallops, manatees, sea turtles and many
other marine species? How do we protect and maintain the scenic
Coastal Highway (Hwy 98), the Bear Creek highway (Hwy 319), the
Crooked River Road (Mclntrye), other scenic roads, natural bay, river
and forest views and star shine?


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LVWSD Board
Members Voted
To Start The

Way To
Consolidation
By Rene Topping
All three board members of the
Lanark Village Water and Sewer
District voted on April 15 to send
a letter of intent to the City of
Carrabelle to inform them that
they will come together to negoti-
ate on consolidation. Chairman
Jim Lawlor. Mike Hughes and the
newest member Fred Hart voted
to get the ball rolling.
The last resort from dissolving the
district was gone when an attempt
to find a company who would be
able to find enough money for the
District to enlarge and get more
customers.
Lawlor said that two companies
had answered the advertisements
but they could not tell them they
could get the money for the dis-
trict.
Lawlor said, "I have talked to a
lot of different people and the
money is out there. If we don't do
something we are going to die. We
must seriously look at the offer
and open the door. To enter the
process will cost' us nothing. I
believe we can work it out."
-He went on to say. "My recom-
mendation to the board is that we
send a letter of intent and get
things moving."
Dan Keck the engineer from
Baskei-ville and Donovan (BDI)
asked the board to sign on the
resolution from Carrabelle rather
that sending a letter of intent.
Mike Hughes said that he would
not sign on a document that he
had only got that day. He said he
would look It over and he felt that
the letter of intent showed that the
board was serious, Lawlor said
that the letter should suffice. All
of the board agreed that the pro-
cess will not be done overnight.
Ben Watkins said that the board
should meet in a workshop and
explore a working agreement. He
felt that both parties are trying to
negotiate in good faith.
The small group of villagers
seemed to agree but needed to
have the question of being an-
nexed into the City of Carrabelle.
Keck said "No one in Carrabelle
is talking annexation." He went on
to say I think we are really. re-
ally close." He has a habit of say-
ing "Trust me." Jim Bo.ue said,,


that the only commissioner in
Carrabelle be believed in was
Commissioner Ed Saunders. "
Please stop saying "Trust me."
and "Win, win, win, for every-
body." The audience laughed. He
went on to ask the LVWSD board
members to try to get an advisory
board to look after the villagers
and went on with a long list.
Lawlor said "We can discuss these
things if you will give me your list."
Boue tore it off and gave it to
Lawlor.
Lawlor asked for opinions from
the other two members. Hart said
"T'here will be a lot of details that
have to be talked over. I believe it
is positive." Mike Hughes asked
Keck what we can do to move this
forward. He said, I will leave it
to the attorney to work out times.
We can't drag our feet. We have
looked at other options and it be-
came clearer. We have a much
better deal that a year ago."
He went on to tell Lawlor that in
the nine years he had worked on
the board "this man has worked
for nothing-all volunteer service
on a job that would normally be
paid $30 to $40,000 a year."
Ben Watkins said, "This resolu-
tion, an I read it is a resolution of
intent to work with Carrabelle. it
is not binding. You will act in good
faith with Carrabelle. I don't have
any opposition."
Lawlor said, "Once we agreed ev-
ery body has to get behind it."
Keck said, "Consolidation is the
eye of the storm."
Lawlor made the motion to draft
a letter of intent to start the whole
thing within ten days." Ben
Watkins will draft the letter He
asked the members to get any
changes they might want in the
resolution to him.
Lawlor's last comment was, 'The
road will still be long."

Currabelle

Ughiuluuse

Association

Make Awards In
County CuIitbL
By Rene Topping
There was plenty of talent among
the many entries in the Carrabelle
Lighthouse Art Competition that
the Judges. had a hard job to find
the best. The following are the
names of the winners by category.
school, class and teacher.
Category One: First Place, Karl
Tucker, 2nd grade, Brown El-
ementary. Ms. Keucher. Second


Place; Aleah Boyett, 1st grade,
Carrabelle Elementary, Me. Cook.
Third Place: 1st grade, Carrabelle
Elementary, Ms. Cook. Honorable
Mention: Alex Lee Ryan, 2nd
grade, Brown Elementary, Ms.
Kauchal.
Category Two: First Prize, Em-
erald Millender, 3rd grade,
Carrabelle Elementary, Ms. Mor-
ris. Second Prize, Cheyenne Diorio
3rd grade, Carrabelle Elementary,
Mrs. VanZyl. Third Prize, Jeremy
Clark, 3rd Grade, Brown Elemen-
tary, Ms. Hitt. Honorable Mention:
Samantha Coulter 3rd. grade,
Brown Elementary, Ms. Shirley.
Category Three: First Prize,
Tomil ee Dowden, 6th grade,
Carrabelle Elementary, Mrs.
Shaffer. Second Prize, Angie
Ochela, 6th grade. Carrabelle El-
ementary, Mrs. Shaffer. Third
Prize: A.J. Arnold 4th. grade,
Carrabelle Elementary, Mrs. Bar-
ber. Honorable Mention: D.J.
Walker, 4th grade, Carrabelle El-
ementary, Mrs. Barber.
Category Four: First Prize,
Latoya Pennell. 12th grade.
Apalachicola High. Second Prize,
Ashley Koch, 9th grade,
Apalachicola High. Third Prize,
Changaris Thomas, 12th grade,
Apalachicola High. Honorable
Mention.
Winners of Overall individual
Drawings Jeannie's Journey's
Three Hour Kayak Lessons, Jef-
frey Murray, 3rd grade grown El-
ementary, Ms. Shirley, Beach bag,
Michael Lumberto, 1 Ith grade,
Apalachicola High, Beach Bag,
Kelby Chamber, 2nd. grade,
Brown Elementary, Ms. Keuckle.
$100 HE Bond, donated by
Apalachicola Bank, Karla Lewis.
2nd grade, Carrabelle Elemen-
tary, Ms. Cumbie. One Week Stay
at Barrier Dunes at Cape San Blas
donated by Anchor Vacation Prop-
erties, Inc. Michael Dasher, 9th
grade, Apalachicola High.
Prizes for Art Contest Winners in
each Catskill are as follows: First
Prizes: Personal CD Players. Sec-
ond Prizes Winners: Coin Sets.
Third Prizes: Art Sets. Honorable
Mentions Subway Gift Certifi-
cates.
Barbara Revell, President of the
CLA said that the prizes would be
distributed on the return of the
students to school after Spring
Break during the week of April 28.
She also added how proud she
was of all the donors of prizes. She
added, The Carrabelle Light-
house Association express their
appreciation for all the help Mr.
Mike Clark, Assistant Superinten-
dent for his assistance. Special
Thank you to all of the principals
and teachers for encouraging the
children to enter. it all goes to the
children have fun and the CLA


members increase the awareness
of how beloved the Crooked River
Lighthouse is to the residents of
Carrabelle. We are working to save
,it."
*Barbara wanted to thank Sheila
Hauser CLA Public Relations for
the work she put into this Art
Contest.


Philaco Woman's
Club Of

Apalachicola News

In 19581, Hugh O'Brian returned
from a visit with Dr. Albert
Schweitzer in Africa and was in-
spired by the great humanitarians
belief that "the most important
thing in education is to teach
young people to think for them-
selves," Two weeks after return-
ing to Los Angeles, O'Brian estab-
lished HOBY. Since then more
than 280,000 students have par-
ticipated in its programs. More
than 20,000 students attend
HOBY programs annually.
Each year more than 14.000 stu-
dents are selected by their high
school to attend HOBY Leader-
ship seminars in the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico and Israel each
spring. During these seminars
students interface with leaders in
business, industry, government,
science and education through
workshops and question and an-
swer forums. They are made
aware of the importance of
volunteerism and sign a pledge to
volunteer 100 hours in their com-
munity during the next twelve
months, The program is spon-
sored by the General Federation
of Woman's Clubs, This year
Philaco Woman's Club of
Apalachicola is pleased to be able
to sponsor Whitney Heyser for
this prestigious award, providing
funds in the amount of $175 for
sponsorship and $150 for regis-
tration.


Whitney Heyser (left), sopho-
more at Apalachicola. High
School, will be the school's
delegate to the Hugh O'Brian
Leadership Conference in
Tallahassee, June 6-8.
Whitney is sponsored by
Philaco Woman's Club of
Apalachicola. Shirley Hart-
ley (right), Philaco Educa-
tion Chairman, makes the
award presentation.


St. George Civic Club Hears
Attributes Of Big Bend Scenic Byway


Don Lesh


Diane Delaney and Don Lesh,
Panacea, presented a talk, Thurs-
day, April 17th, on the attributes
of the designation of a 248-mile
corridor through Wakulla,
Franklin, Leon and Liberty coun-
ties as a Scenic Byway.
The scenic highway program is a
designation of a roadway at the
grassroots level along which re-
sources are highlighted for the
education and enjoyment of the
traveling public and the citizens.
The proposed designation is de-
picted in the map shown below.
The program benefits include in-
creased recognition and pride,
and increased community aware-
ness, leading to a higher appre-
ciation of Franklin county heri-
tage, culture, recreation opportu-
nities and archeological re-
sources. There are economic ben-
efit as well, including upwards of
$10 million in tourist business,
nature and/or heritage tourism.


The designation relies on commu-
nity involvement and input; there
are no fees, nor building projects
nor land and building acquisi-
tions. However, designation may
lead to the installation of road
signs, interpretation centers,
museums and welcome centers.
The application for designation
takes about three years accord-
ing to Lesh; application is made
to the Department of Transpor-
tation.
A citizen corridor advisory group
guides the application process.
Mason Bean moved that the Civic
Club provide an unqualified en-
dorsement of the project and the
vote was unanimous, adding to
the 10 or more endorsements
from other organizations that
support the designation.,
For more information, contact
Delaney or Lesh at donaldlesh
@aol.com. Post Office Box 1210;
Panacea, Florida 32346.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 04/23/03 Invoice No. 8765
Description of Vehicle: Make Pontiac Model Grand Prix Chl.r While
TagNo 43DJ17R Year 1990 State AL VinN,,. IG2WJ54TILF280610
To Owner: J.J Melton To Lien Holder:'
1890 Melton Road
Gordon, AL 36343

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
04/18/03 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of'
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of S 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor: that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78. '

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 05/22/03 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 he 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 o>l thc
vehicle you mustpresent personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title. registration. etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
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P.O. Box 971
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Conceptual Work Continues On Water I :
Allocation Formula With Counsel Of

Federal Commissioner
"...to describe more fully the structural elements for
a possible water allocation formula between the -.
States .. ".


In early April. the Federal Com-
missioner Alec L. Poitevint. 11. sent
the Governors of Alabama. Geor-
gia and Florida a conceptual
framework for a possible alloca-
tion formula to be ultimately ap-
proved by the three states in the
Alabama-Coosa-Tallaposa (ACT)
River Basin Compact and the
Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-
Flint (ACF) River Basis Compact.
Poitevint emphasized that "...The
intent of offering this Concept is
to facilitate further dialogue
among the State negotiating
teams, the Federal agencies, and
stakeholders and to contribute to
successful negotiations. In devel-
oping this Concept. an effort has
been make to take into account
the principal objectives expressed
in the January 2002 proposals.
but also, ... to simplify the struc-
tural elements of a potential wa-
ter allocation formula."
The basic elements of the Concept
are: (1) minimum flow rates at
state lines linked to climatic indi-
ces; (2) Maximum depletions to
the surface waters of the basin
apportioned by functional reach
and by state; and (3) federal pro-
cesses used in implementing an
allocation formula. (4) Adaptive
management is addressed.
In regard to item (4). this concept
envisions a body appointed by the
Commission that would have the
diversity of expertise necessary to
address all research and monitor-
ing data relevant to compliance
with the allocation formula. The
body would make that data avail-
able to all Compact parties and
to the public. It would regularly
seek public input and report to
the Cpmmission on formula com-
pliance (flows and depletions) and
on water management issues re-
lating to compliance such as res-
ervoir operations,. water conser-
vation, drought response mea-
gures, water-based recreation.
and the status of water-
dependent resources in the basin.
A meeting is scheduled for May
16, 2003. The current period of
negotiation continues until July
2003.
Based upon a Stakeholder meet-
ing conducted at the Dept. of En-
vironmental Protection. Tallahas-
see, on Monday. April 28th. there
are several issues pending in the
negotiations amonil the three
states and the Federal "interests"
that characterize this mixture of
politics and science. These issues
or ."concepts for discussion" are
presented in a. figure No. 1 and
are merely a "snapshot in time"
as each entity may change their


position on the identified criteria
as negotiations proceed. There is
some agreement among the par-
ties on the feature of minimum
flow at the state line, indicated as
5000 cubic feet per second (CFS).
Up to now, some entities have ar-
gued for minimum flows based on
historical data obtained in a pe-
riod 1938 through 2001.
The Federal Commissioner has
presented a concept that involves
using climate data to trigger flows
in time of drought. Even the de-
termination of drought and its
timing are factors to be negotiated
if reservoirs were to be opened, or
other depletions in existing areas
were to be managed. These fac-
tors and many others would even-
tually be placed into an allocation.
formula that would ideally reach
consensus among all the parties
involved.


Figure 1


CONCEPTS FOR DISCUSSION
(No formal proposals are pending.)


FEATURE FLORIDA ALABAMA GEORGIA FEDERAL
Normal 48 specific monthly 5000 cfs minimum Same as Florida 12 specific monthly
hydrograph flow requirements required all the time; flow requirements
that vary based on flows above that that apply in all non-
reservoir contents occur if water is in drought conditions
and that mimic system and reservoirs
natural cycle* full
Dry year Similar to normal 5000 cfs minimum 5000 cfs minimum 12 specific monthly
hydrograph hydrograph except required all the time required all the time flow requirements
the 48 monthly flow that apply in all
requirements are drought conditions
lower
Minimum at 5000 cfs weekly 5000 cfs weekly 5000 cfs weekly 5000 cfs weekly
State Line
Drought Triggered when System assumed Triggered when Triggered by climate
triggers climate indices show always to be on climate indices show indices, even if
triggers dry and either flows verge of drought dry and reservoirs reservoirs are full
or reservoirs are low are low
Drought 4% of time All the time 8% of the time 10% of time
frequency
Limits on Flow requirements Not determined Flow requirements at Depletion limits
Atlanta at Whitesburg Whitesburg specified
Assumption on 621,000 acres use 8 No opinion 920,000 acres use 8 621,000 acres use 8
Georgia inches normally, inches normally, inches normally,
Georgia 40% more in 80% more in drought 70% more in
Agriculture** drought drought
Other features Adaptive Adaptive Adaptive Adaptive
management; management management management; Lanier
prohibitions on linked to West Point
upstream transfers
etc.
Best features Mimics hydrograph Eliminates violations Eliminates violations Mimics hydrograph;
as to duration and at State Line (that 'at State Line (that simpler for COE to
frequency, minimize would occur<0.1% would occur<0.l% operate
time in drought of time under Florida of time under Florida
relief framework) framework)
Concerns Relatively complex Florida required to Florida required to Georgia may not
endure all drought endure virtually all accept; drought
adversity; state line drought adversity; triggers not
flows often decrease state line flows often systematic; dry year
even with water in decrease even with multiplier is high
system water in system


FRANKLIN COUNTY DAY


AT THE CAPITOL


The food wagon from
Franklin County arrived
early Monday morning, April,
28th, stuffed with grouper,-
mullet and oysters for the
occasional luncheon to the
State Legislature. Office
workers, legislators and
their staffs began arriving
about 11:30 a.m. and the


*Florida's Zone 1 requirements have been increased from published values.
** Florida's best estimate is that no more than 475,000 acres are actively irrigated at any one time in the Georgia part
of the ACF, and that during droughts (1 year in 5), uses historically have increased by less than 40%. Georgia's new
proposal uses a drought multiplier of 1.8% (80% increase) compared to the 2.2 used until recently.
*** Federal team advises that they are now using a substantially higher depletion limit for agriculture than was set forth
in the 4/8/03 concept paper.


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crowd grew to 700 lunches
by one hour later. It ap-
peared as if the entire
Franklin County Courthouse
was emptied for the affair as
almost all of the county of-
ficials had attended, helping
with the cooking and serv-
ing functions. The more fa-
miliar faces of Will Kendrick,


Al Lawson, Cheryl Sanders
and others reprised their
roles of earlier years includ-
ing lots of handshakes and
pictorial poses. With the
succulent food, the public
relations impact of the lun-
cheon upon the Legislature
was immeasurable yet pro-
found. The cooking was su-
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SEA DUNE HOME IN THE ST. GEORGE PLANTATION
In post and beam construction' the lor ad-beai In Eastpoint, fire destroys pizza business... but debris is
poles extend all the way to the roo. About 41 cleared within a few days.
support the structure, s placed tnRether-i at ri MtH m eorn
I t1h uuctureN h n hcllrc th ,iei mI I.11L Burned Down On


SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL By Rene Topping
6 CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA The American Flag was still fly
ing at the end of the drive to the
I! ,E kLORNA OSTERBYE, as home. The area was still smolder-
NibWTrustees on Behalf of ing and black smoke was still
in ithe s c er cnet an ie e. the O STERBYE LOVING TRUST, coming up on Monday, April 28.
hr'dJin in thle r 4 ,, stcr, i. in Terlaced Panti TheMayor Wilburn (Curly) Messer
L11iA 21%t o b ridging the 2s r bafcr w Plaintiffs, and his wife Audrey had come
up liback home at 8:45 p.m. They had
Iup ering re re wood rng sth e i thi ong I S. CASE NO. 02 00335CA stopped at the house to pick up
ihe rI.. c,._QTple is e,% u 3.-' lb rPANABELLE, INC. and J.P. SERBAN, on out to their camp some dis-
rweathrl. 2r i L tance away for the weekend.
SRespondents. Spencer Massey, the mayor's son
NOTICE OF ACTION in law, who lives next door found
ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND 160 MPH WINDS AND A 20FOOT STORM SURGE. the house burning and calledthe
S ANEA O T N To: J.P. SERBAN,ANYANDALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY. fire department at somewhere
926-9 ND0 A CON-STRUC O DOLis exeLnd thrUgHa h do rsloor h 2 the e2 94s. THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL. around 11 p.m.
None of the exterior walls are load-bearing. There are three levels in this home built t o last. Post and Bea DEFENDANT WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE. WHETHER The mayor said that he had lost
construction is the best and superb design for any building reposing on a pile of sand. 2100 sCuare feet heated SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES everything. He said he waoke up
and cooled. One of the last homes built on St. George Island by Mason Bean. HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS: TENANT# 1 on Saturday and he didn't have a
FEBN #2P USTEk FEB. TOP all-0120 510-96a2f34n-9170
ELEVATOR: by Sedgewick installed by Mowrey Elevators. Joined with a concrete ramp used lor wheel- TENANT#2,TENANT#3 AND TENANT #4 the names bein fictitious to change of clothing and he had to
chair accessibility to the living level. Can also function as a dumbwaiter and is especially useful for tranisport-an He said looking at the ruins of his
ing wood to the wood burning stove in the living area. The stove will adequately heat the house in the coldest YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action on the following property in Franklin County. place where he had lived so long,
-weather. Florda. "It's just a hurting thing."
CEILING FANS: In bedrooms and living areas. Lots t8. t9. 20 and 2oa together with and subject to the easement over the Norther When he was asked about his wife


CUSTOM-MADE BOOKCASES. ing at the burned out house he
SOLID-CORE DOORS: Throughout the house: New fiberglass doors for the exterior openings. hasdefensefi aginsyou nd yop RoEquired opyd o your & ritteti keptions thi n oalst.He pos-
CEMENT TILE ROOF: Guaranteed in writing for 50 years (when built. 1989)c no tire hada-d here as in the P.A. 1407 Piedmont Drive East. Tallahassee. Florida 32308. on or before had lost several guns. His son in
ae 5/12/03 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at Leon Count law asked him what he was doing
.Curport 30f the Monroe structure. tot cTd a_,see Ferao lo,3.3 e .. .. M CIRCI C T andhesa s Hr membering
c E of w DINc Cds inTo gplst.n design ip e the arh e :,reri Gul I,,n,, thng p ile ad
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter otherwise a default e
TILED KITCHEN AND BATHROOM: On the living level: one.half bath stubbed out to the lt aica. will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or He wanted to say thank you to all
One-half bath at the utility level, petition, of the town. Preacher Ron Barks
MOTHER-IN-LAW FACILITIES: Are available at the utility level with plans onciete foundation already\ You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current fome thele t was s tl l Curc c e
in e r the address. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on cord thanks him for his comforting
FRAMING: 0r floors incorporates library loads in the study. be-drooms and third level o it fsWhch is the at the clerk's office. words.
u.rgest sleeping room. 16 feet square. h DATED:--/10/03He added, "I love this town. There
*1AN ENGINEERED FACILITY: For the floor system and the entire structure to carry above-aerage vsa. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT msthave. be he to2 peol w
HEAT PUMPNAND AIR CONDITIONING: Split-plan design by Ollie Gunn andSTrane Getetal Electric. my people, God Bless Carrabelle."


* EXTERIOR WALLS: Incorporating six-inch studs for greater insulation: None of the exterior or interior
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Coast. Kerry was in his 6th week
of bike travel by the time he
reached Carrabelle. He left early
"the next morning, April 22nd,
enroute to Perry, thence
Gainesville, Palatka and finally St.
Augustine Beach where he will
finish with his front tire in the
Atlantic.
To learn more about Habitat
and the Marshall trip, visit
the web at www.Loudoun
Habitat.org. To participate in,
the new Franklin County
Habitat organization contact
Max Brown.


Rep. Kendrick Comments On New

Rural Area Of Critical Economic

Concern For Counties In District 10

Governor Jeb Bush signed an executive order creating the third of
three regions to be designated a "Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern," The designation includes Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Counties, all located in the north arid
northeastern part of Florida.
"When I first came into office, I made a commitment that communi-
ties with special economic needs would not be left behind. Until now,
this multi-county region has not experienced or benefited from eco-
nomic growth to the same extent as the rest of Florida," said Gover-
nor Bush. "By designating it the third Rural Area, of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern," this region will have better access to programs and'
incentives that will assist in creating more economic opportunities."
"Representative Kendrick, D-Carrabelle, said, "I am pleased that the
governor has finally signed this order." "This order will allow these
rural counties access to a number of programs that are currently
offered throughout the state," he added.
An area designated as a "Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern"
receives priority attention from state agencies to ensure its commu-
nities receive the assistance needed to further economic development
initiatives and local projects. The "Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern" initiative also allows the Governor, through the Rural Eco-
nomic Development Initiative (REDI), more flexibility in applying cri-
teria requirements or similar provisions of economic development
incentives. REDI is a multi-agency initiative, led and coordinated by
the Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development,
that assists rural communities solve problems affecting their fiscal,
economic, or community viability.
Incentive programs for use in the designation include, Qualified Tar-
get Industry Tax Refund, Quick Response Training, "Road Fund,"
Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus, and Rural Job Tax Credit. In ad-
dition, the designation provides greater access and flexibility within
the Rural Community Development Revolving Loan and Rural Re-
gional Development Grant Programs.
The first area designated included eight rural counties in the north-
western part of the state. The second Area included six counties in
the south central part of Florida.


Eating, Ya Gotta Love I!
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Meatloaf Like


Mothers

By Eunice Hartmann
My mother made meatloaf as a
"stretcher meal". I still use her
recipe with one addition from my
mother-in-law. It is made with
milk, bread or bread crumbs
chopped onion and green pepper
and one or two whole eggs, no.
seasoning and no measuring. I
use tomatoes in a great deal of my
cooking but not with meatloaf.
You see 'that is not how my mother
did it. I bet most of you who make
meatloaf make it like your
mother's. It is a tradition that
seems to be handed down and it
symbolizes more than food it
means comfort, warmth, good
thoughts and family.
I told a friend that I always used
milk in my meatloaf, and she
looked horrified. She always used
tomato soup. Some make it with
tomato juice or V-8 instead of
milk. It is good, but not Mother's.
I have substituted Italian bread
crumbs purchased from the store
in stead of pulling white bread
into small pieces like mother did
but maybe that is my way of turn-
ing into the mother and grand-
mother.


April 2003 meeting, with local engineer Derek Martina, both men
tested each pump in turn and both pumps pumping at the same time
found that high service pump No. 1 was capable of 317 gpm, and
pump No 2. at 322 gpm. Both pumps delivered 543 gpm.
In a separate Eastpoint water demand graph, made by the EW&S
consulting engineers (Preble-Rish), two peaks of maximum usage were
identified in the period September 2000 through March 2003. The
peaks, as depicted in the graph reprinted below, showed an unex-
plained large demand during the month of July 2002 and another,
somewhat lower, during March 2003. One explanation for the peaks
was a possible pump malfunction somehow related to the elevated
tower overflowing thereby accounting for a so-called higher "demand".
The administrator Betty Webb was informed of the measurements.
The memorandum states, "...I explained that although we had previ-
ously identified 529 gpm as the historical max day, that this water
system due to the lack of balance between the major components
would have to be operated manually 24 hours per day to achieve the
543 gpm level. Since this is not practicable, additional connections
should not be anticipated. I (McKeown) did explain that this was not
an official moratorium but an explanation of our likely viewpoint
should we be called upon to examine permit applications. Further
discussion in this matter centered on exceptions to the no connec-
tions. We will probably look favorable upon anyone with a well that
has failed, single connections already committed and possibly projects
with construction near completion. I requested that Eastpoint not
approve any other connections at this time."
Comment: The qualifying words "likely viewpoint", "exceptions to no
connections", "we will probably..." and "...this was not an official
moratorium..." are sloppy, imprecise words that are poor substitutes
to definitive policy pronouncements and have no place in a regula-
tory framework -- yet there they are coming from the Department of
Environmental Protection under the imprimatur of David Struths and
the Governor of Florida. The basis of such policy determinations is
also sloppy, imprecise and ambiguous, buried as they are in an
unauthored memorandum reviewed by the Eastpoint Water Board.
appointed by the Governor of Florida.
The memorandum concluded with other recommendations such as a
"search for any unaccounted for or lost water."
Mrs. Webb has already informed DEP that the EW&S is seeking a site
on state road 65 north of Eastpoint for another well site.
On April 25th, Philip Jones, project engineer from Preble-Rish, Inc..
consulting engineers to the EW&S, wrote to the Florida DEP and David
P. Morres pointing out that the historical maximum daily flow of
762,000 gpd in July 2002 and the recent peak of nearly 600,000 gpd
in February 2003 is statistically skewed data. He stated, "...The reli-
able data shows peak flows in the low 500,000 gpd range and most
recently in the high 400,000 gpd range.
He added, "With the largest (No.2) well out of service, the remaining
(No. 1) well is capable of delivering 269 gpm making it the
capacity-limiting factor in the plant. The service pumps fill the 100,000
gallon elevated tank at about 320 gpm. Therefore, the 55,000 ground
storage tank is drawn down at 51 gpm and will empty in about 18
hours.
"The elevated tank will draw down at 550 gph during
peak day (474,000 gpd 460,800 gpd = 13,200 gpd =
550 gph). The enclosed graph illustrates these tank lev-
els during a peak day with a peak hour flow of 30,000
gph occurring during the sixth hour for a total 24-hour
demand of 484,250 gallons. In this scenario, the elevated
tank contains 18,950 gallons in the end and will recover
the following day if near average flow."
He concluded that the plant was still capable to processing the de-
sign peak day or even as much as 510,000 gpd. The smallest pump is
capable of performing the job in the unlikely event the largest well is
out of service, engineer Jones concluded. He ended his response let-
ter with the hope that DEP would allow a limited number of new
connections, given his response on behalf of the EW&S district.


Scottish Music And Dance Decorate

Lafayette Park
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As I said I usually do not mea-
sure but for those of you who need
to measure for your comfort, here
is a recipe:

Euni's Meatloaf


1-1/2 lbs. ground chuck
1 egg whole, raw
1/2-1 Cup milk (whole or partially
skimmed)
1 Cup Italian or plain bread
crumbs
1 small onion, chopped finely
1/2 Bell pepper, chopped finely
Mix together thoroughly, Incorpo-
rating all Ingredients evenly
through the meat.
Place in Loaf size pan and press
down firmly.
Bake 350 for 1 hr. Serves 4 or
more Can be served hot or cold
Alternatives:
* Use poultry stuffing
* Use tomato soup or juice for milk
* Place strips of bacon on top prior
to baking
* Season with Worcestershire
sauce
* Use ground ham not beef
* Cover with mushroom soup
prior to baking
* Add chopped pimiento
* Add relish to the unbaked mix
* Put slices of cheese on top (about
40 min. into baking
* Add garlic
* Add chill sauce
Place medium size baking pota-
toes In the oven when you put in
the meatloaf. Now all you need Is
a veggie or salad for a complete
meat.
* Use left over meatloaf for sand-
wiches
Eunice can be reached at
eunihart@capital. net


The Gazebo at Lafayette Park, Apalachicola


\,, '#


. "' The bagpipe group w Chri
The bagpipe group with Chris Clark of Apalachicola (far left:


In the final concert of the
season, the Panama City
Pipes and Drums and the
Flynn Highlanders per-
formed in Apalachicola for
the Ise Newell Concert Se-
ries on Sunday, April 27,
2003.
Pipers included: Brendan
McMullen, Pipe Major; Ernie
Brock, Chris Clark, Carrie
Flynn, Terry Higbie, Justin
Jones, Cathy McCurdy,
Patrick Moylan, lain
Morrison, Don Mulders, and
Geordie Ord.
Drummers were: Russ Wil-
son, Drum Sergeant; Sally
Epler, Dave Guest, Ken
Hosey, David Jones,
Suzanne Jones, Rick Kerr,
Bill McCurdy, Jack Myers,
and Paul Romero.


The Flynn Highlanders,
trained and directed by Car-
rie Flynn, performed tradi-
tional Scottish Highland
dances.
The Pipes and Drums per-
formed from a repertoire in-
cluding Heights of Dargai,
Callen Mo Ruinsa, Drops of
Brandy, Scotland the Brave,
and Cock of the North.

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