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GSCB Breaks Ground On

New Eastpoint Office

Gulf State Community Bank broke ground on its new Eastpoint of-
fice on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
The new full service branch office will replace the present GSCB
Eastpoint location at Island Drive, and US 98. Construction is sched-
uled to begin around June 21 with completion expected in January
2006.
Cliff Butler, President and CEO of the bank said, "Our new facility
will give us more room to serve our customers. The new 3,000 square
foot facility (3050sf plus 1305sf of porches) will have five offices; plus
a community room, which can be reserved by local groups. The lobby
area will feature a three-person teller line. The vault will initially have
141 safe deposit boxes expandable to 250 or more depending on sizes
of safe deposit boxes. The office will have two drive-thru window lanes,
plus a drive-up ATM. Our new Eastpoint office will provide improved
access and egress for our customers."
At present Gulf State Community Bank operates five branch offices
serving Carrabelle, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, and
Crawfordville, Florida.


Pictured from left to right: Cliff Butler, President & CEO of
Gulf State Community Bank; Mark Carrell, Contractor-
84W Building Corporation; Russell Crofton, Franklin
County Commissioner; Emmit Owens, Project Engineer;
David Wallace-840W Building Corporation.

2005 GRADES

Port St. Joe Elementary .................. .. C
Wewahitchka Elementary.;.................... A_
Port St. Joe Middle School .................. D
Wewahitchka High School ....................... B
Blountstown Elementary ......................... A
Blountstown Middle School..................... B
Blountstown Senior High ....................... B
Altha Public School................................. B
Carr Elementary & Middle School ........,.. A
Liberty County High School .................... C
Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School .... A
W.R. Tolar K-8 School ............... ........ B
Apalachicola Bay Charter .................... A
Chapman Elementary School.................... D
H.R. Brown Elementary School ............... C
Apalachicola High School...................... D
Carrabelle High School ............................ C
Crawfordville Elementary ........................ A
Medart Elementary ............................... A
Shadeville Elementary ........................ A
Riversprings Middle School ................... B
Wakulla Middle School ..........................
Wakulla High School ........................... D
Wakulla Coast Charter School ................ A


St. Joe Company

Dedicates Two Parcels

For Boat Ramps; Franklin

County Accepts The Gift


SThe Board of Franklin County Commissioners accepted the
St. Joe Company proposal for two boat ramps at opposite
ends of the county at the June 21st meeting. The County
attorney will work with St. Joe representatives to facili-
tate the opening of the boat ramps, one to be located at 8
mile (about two acres) and the other East of St. Teresa
(: about two acres).


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Volume 14, Number 13 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER June 24 July 7, 2005


School Accountability Report

Franklin School District
Scores Two "Di", Two "Cs"
and One "A" in School

Grades

Apalachicola Bay Charter Earnstan "A" Evaluation
The 2005 grades for Apalachicola Iigh School and Carrabelle High
School are "D" and "C" respectively. Apalachicola High School was
ranked as a "D" school for the second year, having earned this dubi-
ous distinction in 2004. Carrabelle High School retained its "C" evalu-
ation for the second year, having fallen from a "B" grade in 2003, and
ranked a "C" for 2004 and 2005. Both schools reflect a three year
downward trend as reflected in evaluations for 2003, 2004 and
2005. See Table I.
The percentages of students meeting "high standards in Reading,"
math and writing are presented in Table I. There appears to be some
improvement in the lowest 25% making learning gains in reading
and math but those gains were not enough to have much impact on
the final point score, and subsequent letter grade.
In the elementary schools, the Apalachicola Bay Chatter School earned
an "A" grade clearly demonstrating large percentages in learning gains
in reading and math. This evaluation also reflects the best perfor-
mance by elementary students throughout the Franklin school dis-
trict. The school moved from a "D" grade in 2004 to an "A" grade in
2005, clearly demonstrating that it is possible to leap across several
categories within one year. See Table II.
The other two elementary schools aid not fare as well. Chapman El-
ementary dropped one grade to a "D'I evaluation over 2004. H.G. Brown
Elementary also dropped one letter grade, to a "C" evaluation, down
from a "B" earned in 2004. Both schools reflected a downward trend
since 2002 testing, as demonstrated in Table II.


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY
Governor Jeb Bush and Commissioner of Education John Winn to-
day announced that, despite tougher standards, close to three-quar-
ters of Florida's public schools are high performing. Even with Florida's
increased standards for writing and the inclusion of Students with
Disabilities (SWD) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in
the calculation, 66 percent of schools achieved an "A" or "B" grade
with 463 schools improving their grade.
"High expectations continue to ,ie ,, rising student achievement. Each
time we raise the bar in education, Florida's students and-teachers
surpass the challenge to achieve higher standards," said Governor
Bush. "Having close to three quarters of our public schools perform-
ing at high levels demonstrates Florida's education plan is improving
schools, strengthening accountability aid leading to rising student
achievement."
Even with the addition of learning gains for SWD and LEP students
included in this year's grading, top school grades remained consis-
tent with 2004 rankings-1253 schools earned an "A" and 589 re-
ceived a "B" grade. Just 12 percent of schools received a "D" or "F"
grade. Last year, learning gains for SWD and LEP students were not
included in school grades; Learning gains, which are a critical com-
ponent of the A+ Plan, are designed to help individual students make
progress.
In comparison with the surrounding county school grade evaluations,
the Franklin District did poorly this year. The results for Franklin are
reported in a lead story on page one. The Franklin grades are re-
printed here to facilitate comparisons with adjacent counties.
There is certainly a revelation in results: and for the apologists, there
will be likely numerous explanations for the low Franklin scores. Nev-
ertheless, the Franklin scores have consistently been lower than the
nearby districts. These results have been replayed before. Consis-
tently, the Wakulla scores have been much higher. Why? Does any-
one on the school board, or the district administration seek answers
to that question? The taxpayers seem to accept these marginal re-
sults in stride without much complaint. When these results keep re-
peating from year to year, it would appear that there are some flawed
approaches to these exams in the Franklin district. The school sys-
tem is absolutely integral to economic development in Franklin County.
For example, corporate relocations to Franklin are highly unlikely
when such basement level scores are posted. There have been a few
"successes" in the past, but an occasional "A" evaluation is more
often an isolated result, not the result of a sustained, rigorous effort
to improve performance throughout the Franklin District. In the mean-
while, the rest of the State of Florida continues to excel.
"As expectations for school performance increase, Florida schools
continue to rise to the occasion," said Commissioner Winn. "In 1995,
we had 158 low-performing schools. We have raised the bar three
times since then, and still cut the number of low-performing schools
in half. Floridians should be proud of the performance of our teach-
ers, students, and schools."
Florida has raised performance standards three times over the last
six years. In 1999, Florida raised education standards by introduc-
ing the A+ grading system.
Standards were again raised in 2002 with the implementation of learn-
ing gains. This year, the State Board of Education raised the profi-
ciency level in writing to 3.5 on a 6-point scale, and included SWD
and LEP students in the learning gains components. Because ot the
new and higher standards and the inclusion of all schools, the num-
ber of "F" schools rose from 49 last year to 78-less than 3 percent of
all public schools statewide.
As a part of a new partnership with the United States Department of
Education to streamline the state and federal education programs
toward a seamless system, Florida was granted a new Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP) designation that recognizes the outstanding achieve-
ment of "A" and "B" schools. High performing schools that miss one
or more of the 30 AYP criteria will be designated as Provisional AYP
while working toward full compliance..
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Florida has 1,111 schools
making Adequately Yearly Progress this year compared to 719.schools
last year, and 825 "A" and "B" schools designated Provisional AYP.
Since 2003, the number of schools making AYP doubled from 534 to
1,111 and the number of schools not making progress declined from.
2,473 to 1,169. Of the 1,253 schools receiving an "A" grade, 1,174
met at least 90 percent of the criteria for AYP.
United States Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings
recently approved the following flexibility for Florida's AYP calcula-
tion under No Child Left Behind:
* Allows Florida's top "A" and "B" schools to, receive a Provisional AYP
designation to better align with Florida's A + Plan and maximize stu-
dent achievement.
* Modifies proficiency targets to increase annually instead of every
three years.

Continued on Page 6


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
School Scores .......................................... ... 1, 6, 7
New Gulf State Community Bank ......................... 1
St. Joe Dedicates Boat Ramps ......... .............. 1
Carrabelle Senior Citizens Center .................... 1, 9
Franklin Briefs ................................................ 2
Editorial & Commentary ........................ 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Red Wolves ....................................... ........ 5
Apalachicola ...................................................... 5
FCAN ................................................................ ... 8
Business Card Directory ..................................... 9
Photo Contest Winner ........................................ 10


Carrabelle Senior Citizen's

Center

What's up? A Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2005
By Richard E. Noble
About four or five of the members of the Board of Directors-the presi-
dent, the vice-president, the treasurer, the secretary, and a mem-
ber-at the Carrabelle Senior Citizen's Center sat down with me for
an informal discussion to help me figure out what the problems were
between them, the former Executive Director, and various represen-
tatives Qf involved and grant authorizing government agencies.
"Who called you to let you know about this meeting?" asked one Board
member.
"Okay, who called him?" she continued.
(At the time of this discussion I did not know, but when I returned to
the office and asked Mr. Hoffer where he had gotten the information
about this particular meeting, he informed me that it was Hampton
May, the president of the Board of Directors. Mr. May also told my
boss that the meeting would be at 12 o'clock. The meeting was actu-
ally at 11 o'clock. Mr. May also agreed to supply a copy of Mr. Kendrick's
resignation-which he did not. In fact, Mr. May was not even at the
meeting when I arrived and didn't show up until much of this discus-
sion was over.)
I asked the woman questioning me-why she was making such an
inquiry. She explained that this.particular meeting was for the pur-
pose of deciding basic issues-faulty air-conditioning, computer re-
pair etc.-and she just wondered why a newspaper would be inter-
ested in'such matters.
"Clearly Mr. Kendrick and some of the members of this Board are
having differences. I am here to find out why Will Kendrick resigned
and what'this Board and Mr. Kendrick are in disagreement about," I
said.
"Did Janice Wise and Will Kendrick take you outside and ask you not
to attend that meeting the other day," asked another Board member,
referring to the May 27 encounter where I was asked to leave a public
meeting.
"No, Mr. May, after a discussion with a lawyer, a Mr. Bill Krizner,
asked me if I would please.not attend that meeting."
"Well, you see, that was an Executive Board meeting, not a regular
Board meeting. All that went on with Kendrick and all of that was not
supposed to happen because that was not a scheduled Board meet-
ing. It was an Executive Board meeting-not a public meeting. At an
executive board meeting there is no voting or accepting of resigna-
tions, or approving of anything," Mr. James Lawlor, the new Trea-
surer explained.
"You didn't know about Will Kendrick's resignation?" I asked.
"No we didn't know anything," several members chimed.
"Well, I asked Mr. May at that time if it was a public meeting and Mr.
May said that it was a public meeting and then he asked me to leave
anyway."
"My job today is to find out what the disagreements are between Mr.
Kendrick and this Board."
"There are no disagreements."
"You folks have no disagreements with Mr. Kendrick?"
"Nope."
"None of you know why he resigned?"
"No."
'The Board was not aware of any of this until Friday (27 May). Cer-
tain individuals may have been aware, but the Board was not in-
formed (formally or according to proper procedure) of Mr. Kendrick's
resignation. I was told last week after the board meeting by our audi-
tors that Mr. Kendrick had requested over a month ago a special
audit to be done before he resigned on the 27th. The Board was never
'told this. The Board was never informed of any of this. Will (Kendrick),
obviously, knew what he was going to do, but he didn't tell us."
"Do you know anything about an investigation by the FDLE?"
"Does the police department tell you about all' of their investigations?"
a board member asked.
'The Police department didn't tell us anything."
'There you go. They didn't tell you because it is just an investigation."
"Ms. Wise told me about the investigation of your Board by the FDLE,"
I informed the Board Member.
"What happened is," interrupted Mr. Lawlor. "Our auditors ordered
the books (audited) back to 2003/2004. They came up with discrep-
ancies in the audit. They recommended, very strongly, to the Board
that this problem (discrepancies) be resolved."
"Are we talking here about hundred of dollars, thousands of dollars
or tens of thousands of dollars?"
"We're talking thousands of dollars. I was asked to come back on (to
the Board) as treasurer," explained Mr. Lawlor. '"The only way that I
would agree was that an audit be made of the books and a legal
definition of the past be defined as with regards to these (financial)
problems with the board. That opened the door for Laurie (Lackey)
who was at that time the president. Laurie went and started (a finan-
cial investigation)."
"According to our contracts it stated that if we had any kind of impro-
prieties we had to turn it over to the Inspector General's Office." said
Ms. Lackey.
"And the Inspector General's Office then turned it over to the FDLE?"
"Correct."
"And we are not going to respond to any other questions because they
are investigating," added Mr. Lawlor. "As the treasurer I wanted an
audit done. So it was this board who precipitated this Investigation.
It was at my request."
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

June 21, 2005
Present: Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders; .
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Russell Crofton;
Commissioner Noah Lockley,
Jr. and Absent:
Commissioner Bevin Putnal.

Franklin County Sheriff
Sheriff Mike Mock requested
$18,500 for inmate medical care,
and outlining additional needs
given unexpected expenses his
department has experienced. The
Board approved the expenditure
of $18,500 with the request that
the County Clerk report on the
budget status of the department,
and a recapitulation of future
needs.
Superintendent of Public
Works
Hubert Chipman reported that
the Road Department performed
the following tasks since June
3rd:
Lime Rock Hauled: 1028 Yards,
569 Tons, 105 loads; Debris
Hauled:1028 Yards, 569 Tons,
'105 loads; Road Material Hauled:
1241 Yards, 82 loads; Roads
Graded: 13; Culvert Maintenance:
5; Sign Maintenance: 18; Ditch
Maintenance:16; Road Mainte-
nance: 16; and Grass Cut: 14,

Assistant County Planner
Mark Curenton reported on the
status of road construction and
other activities at Alligator Point.
"For the Board's file I have a copy
of the letter that was sent to Tony
McNeil at DEP after the special
Board meeting last Tuesday to tell
him what the County was doing.
I have sent letters to all of the
neighboring property owners tell-
ing them of the County's action
and advising them that this emer-
gency order covers them as well.
They can construct projects to
protect their property without
having a DEP permit first. They
do have to apply for a DEP per-
Mit after the fact, and, if DEP will
not issue the permit, they will
have to remove whatever they
have built. I did tell the property
owners that they must obtain a(,'.
County permit prior to beginning
construction. We will not hold the
property owners up to go to P&Z
and the BOA. They just need to
tell us what they are doing and
pay the fee and we will issue a
County permit."
Curenton added, "I have spoken
to Mike Dombrowski about the
next steps for the County to take
to protect Alligator Drive. I sent
him photographs of what the
Road Department has done. Ac-
cording to Mike they have done a
good job. He recommends that the
County advertise for bids to coi-
struct the revetment. He should
have the plans and specifications
completed and to us tomorrow. He
has estimated that the revetment
will cost between $400,000 and
$500,000. That also includes re-
pairing the existing revetment."
Commissioner Mosconis moved to
obtain the plans and advertise for
bids as the earliest possible time.
The plans were due in the Plan-
ning Office on Wednesday, June
22nd.
On another matter, Curenton also
informed the Board that Mr. Steve
Fling has offered to dredge out the
approaches to the two County
Boat ramps at Alligator Point: the
one at the S-curve on Alligator
Drive and the one at Sun-N-Sand
Boulevard. Since these are exist-
ing public boat ramps, mainte-
nance dredging of less than a cer-
tain amount of cubic yards is ex-.
empt from DEP permitting.

Tourist Council
Curt Blair presented a brief sum-
'mary on the status of tax rev-
enues accruing to the Tourist
Council since approval. About
$100,000 would be available by
this November. The Council has
been working on a lengthy docu-
ment for operational procedures
due by November 2005. At that
time, a budget would be recom-
mended to the Board of County
Commissioners. A "special events"
category for projects in the
"non-peak" visitor period has been
discussed among Council mem-


bers, for non-profit and govern-
ment agencies. Commissioner
Mosconis inquired if something
might be done with the derelict
vessels in the bays and rivers,
perhaps using some of those
funds, A report on this is to be
given at the next meeting.

Consent Agenda
The following seven agenda items
were presented to the Commis-
sioners, with items #1 through #4
"approved" including the denial of
item #2. However, items #5, #6
and #7 were reversed from the
recommendations of the Board of
Adjustment and "approved"' by
the Board of County Commission-
ers.
t. Request for a variance to con-
struct a deck 24 feet into the Criti-


cal Habitat Zone on Lot 41A, Alli-
gator Point Subdivision, Alligator
Point, as submitted by Stephen
Sheldon.
2. Request for a variance to con-
struct stairs 9'6" into the side set-
back line on Lot 46, Block 10, Unit
One, St. George Island, as sub-
mitted by Daryl Odom, agent for
Steve Macchairella.
3. Request for a variance to con-
struct a carport 3 feet into the side
setback line on Lot 5. Golden
Acres, Phase 11, Eastpoint as
submitted by Larry Hatfield, agent
for Robert Carroll.
4. Request for a variance to con-
struct a swimming pool 19 feet
into the front setback line on Lot
2, Block 61, Unit 5, St. George
Island as submitted by Blue Wa-
ter Pools, agent for Doyle and Sue
Matthews.
5. Request or a variance to con-
struct a building 17 feet into the
front setback line on Lot 8, Block
3, Unit One East, St. George Is-
land as submitted by Steve Talley,
agent for Jeannie Wray.
6. Request for a variance to con-
struct a building 7 feet into the
front setback line on Lot 9, Block
3, Unit One East, St. George Is-
land as submitted by Steve Talley,
agent for Jeannie Wray.
7. Request for a variance to con-
struct a condominium unit 15 feet
into the front setback line off of
US Highway 98 at 83 US High-
way 98 (old Seabreeze Motel site)
Eastpoint as submitted by Adams
Jones, agent for Diversified Ex-
ecutive Crestview, LLC.

County Extension
Bill Mahan made the following
report to the Commissioners:
Franklin County camped with 4-
H'ers from Holmes, Walton, and
Covington County, Alabama the
week of June 6-11. "We had four
Councilors-In-Training and one
junior camper this year. I helped
teach marine science programs
and crafts. A total 85 five youth
attended.
"I am currently working with out
District 4-H Agents to finalize
plans for a "Mock Deployment
Weekend for senior 4-H'ers at
Tyndall Air Force Base on, Sep-
tember 9 11, 2005. In addition
to helping plan the program, I
have been invited to help teach
some of the natural resource
classes. The weekend will cost
$50 and we hope to have about
200 youth from throughout the
District. We hope to have the reg-
istration packet ready by
mid-July."
Approximately three weeks ago
Mr. Mahan gave the last of the 30
- Leatherback TED's away to area
shrimp fishermen that I received
from Dale Stephens with the
NOAA Fisheries. The TED's are
valued at $350 each. 'To date all
of the feedback from the boat cap-
tains has been very positive, they
like the new TED's design and
they work well on the "trashy bot-
tom" in our area."
'The Post-Harvest-Processing Re-
search/Extension Team has been
busy running PHP validation
studies on both the nitrogen im-
mersion' tunnel' and blast freez-
ing methods for oysters. The sum-
mer validation schedule includes
conducting three validation trials
from now through August; the
tentative schedule is June 10 -
July 12, July 8 August 8, and
July 15 August 16. The samples
are being run both at the-Oyster
Industry Lab and in Gainesville
so that the different laboratory
results can be compared. Plans
are being made to present some
of the early validation test results
at the ISSC Meeting in August.
As a member of the ISSC's Vv
Education Subcommittee Mr.
Mahan received a draft copy of the
2004 Raw Oyster Consumer for
review and comments. The 2004
Raw Oyster Consumer Survey
was conducted for d6mparison
with the baseline survey mea-
sures of consumers' beliefs, con-
sumption patterns and knowledge
of risks collected in 2002, before
states intensified their Vibrio
vulnificus education activities.
The final report and findings will
be presented at the ISSC Meeting
in August.
Franklin County Health
Council
Gall Dodds reported to the Com-
missioners that the Franklin


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County Health Council have iden-
tified their top three initiatives:
1. A new hospital or local health
delivery system guided under a
local Board of Directors;
2. Increasing accessibility to
healthcare for the uninsured;
3. Stabilization of the ambulance
service.
She added, "Due to the recent
urgency of the situation, we have
turned our discussions towards
the emergency management sys-
tem as the top priority.
Because ultimately the responsi-
bility to protect our citizens with
a stable emergency management
system lies on the county govern-
ment, it is our recommendation,
for the county to work with
Emergystat directly and do what-
ever is necessary for a short-term
resolution to the current conflict.
We need to be surer, first and fore-
most, that there is not a lapse in
coverage for our citizens. Once we
have the immediate conflict dif-
fused, it is our recommendation
that we open the service to bids,
plus investigate the feasibility of
a county run model, utilizing tax
districts if needed for funding.



By Richard E. Noble

Perkins Beach
A, request was made for a
reconfiguration of a piece of prop-
erty at Perkins Beach. The prop-
erty in question was near the
abandoned part of St. Theresa
Ave. The family has owned these
lots for many years. At this time
the original owners wanted to di-
vide the three lots, evenly, to pass
on these properties to their three
children. The property was prop-
erly advertised and the adjacent.
property owners were all notified
of'the proposed changes. There
were no challenges or protests
from the neighbors and no public
comments at the Commission
meeting. The request was ap-
proved.

Attorney Shuler's Report
The first item on Mr. Shul'er's
agenda was an update on the
Hospital and the DasSee opera-
tion. He informed the Board of a
meeting between himself, Com-
missioner Mosconis and Mike
Lake, the hospital administrator:
At this meeting, Mr. Lake agreed
to pay the ambulance service


(Emergystat) money owned, be-
fore the deadline of June 30 that
was given by the ambulance ser-
vice at the last Commission meet-
ing.
There was also. the approval of a
technical funding transfer on the
part of the hospital. It was de-
scribed as a matter of efficiency
and formality. The hospital was,
in effect, establishing a new line
of credit. Supposedly, at the clos-
ing of this financial transference,
all past debts owed to the County
(taxes etc.) and Emergystat would
be brought up to date.
Commissioner Lockley wanted to
know why the hospital was being
forced to pay the property taxes
on the hospital. He pointed out
that the County should be trying
to assist the hospital. Commis-
sioner Crofton suggested that the
hospital was being assisted be-
cause, in point of fact, the hospi-
tal was not paying its taxes any-
way.
Commissioner Mosconis then
added that the previous hospital
operators never paid anything.
A discussion then followed which
was expressive of the notion that
the hospital would be receiving
greater assistance in the future,
but at the moment it was up to
them to show some faith by pay-
ing their bills (and taxes) as prom-
ised in their contract.
Mr. Lockley restated his point that
the County needed a hospital and
.that the hospital should be "given
a break" by the community. We
need them and "we should give
them a boost up until they can
get up onto their feet." Everybody
agreed with Mr. Lockley's spirit,,
but no suggestions or motions-.
'financial or otherwise-were
brought forward to support their
empathetic sentiments.
Gale Dodds then came before the
'Board to give a report for the
Franklin County Health Care
Council. The issues she brought
forward concerned a new hospi-
tal, the Emergystat Ambulance
service, and indigent care. It was
the recommendation of the Coun-
cil that the ambulance service di-
lemma be dealt with so as not to
produce an interruption in ambu-
lance service after which the ser-
vice could be put up for bid or
taken over by the County.
Mr. Mosconis then brought up for
discussion previous attempts on
the part of local health care pro-
viders to establish a volunteer in-
digent care clinic. He announced
that Mr. Tise (Health Department


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representative) was now attempt-
ing to establish, in the area, a
similar network or program. He
told the committee that Mike Lake
had promised to get involved and
that drug companies now had in-
stituted drug assistance opportu-
nities to aid such clinics in pro-
curing supplies and free drugs. He
told Ms. Dodds to inform the
Council that the Board would be
behind this idea and would do its
best to help solve this rising indi-
gent (uninsured and under-
insured) care problem in Franklin
County.
Everyone then thanked Ms.
Dodds for her concern and infor-
mation.
Attorney Shuler then brought up
the lengthily and complicated
Code Enforcement proclamation
and advised the Board that he
was of the opinion that it should
be given more time for study and
not brought up before the Board
for -discussion until the next
County Commission meeting
when Mr. Putnal was present -
they all agreed.
Mr. Shuler then proposed a reso-
lution that would assist those in-
volved in providing affordable
housing in getting tax breaks and
incentives from the federal gov-
ernment. Without such a County
resolution the incentives could
not be applied. Mr. Buzzett (St.
Joe Company) spoke in favor of
the adoption of the resolution.
"In the Comp Plan that you all
passed a few months ago, one of
the provisions that you put in '
there, was the encouragement of
a Community Land Trust. I have
been working with some of the
local community and the Cham-
ber on that topic." He explained
that with the adoption of Mr.
Shuler's resolution the opportu-
nity to receive tax incentives
would be made available to any-
one who wished:to donate land to
a Community Land Trust. 'There
will be twelve million dollars of tax
credits available, state-wide, and
they are going to give us smaller
communities the ability to com-
pete. This will give Franklin
County the opportunity to com-
pete with other counties." He
added that the adoption of this
resolution would be a good first
step to resolving the affordable
housing problem herein Franklin
County.
The resolution was approved.
Lonely Sands, a development
project on C.C. Land Rd in
Eastpoint asked that their previ-


ous plat be dissolved. They were
in the process of suggesting a new
plan to the P&Z which could not
be approved until the old plat was
dissolved. Their request was ap-
proved.
Mr. Shuler then brought up the
issue of the two challenges that
have been made to the proposed
and DCA-approved Franklin
County Comp Plan. 'The first pe-
tition was filed by Don and Pamela
Ashley. The second petition was
filed by the Sierra Club and the
Panhandle Citizen's Coalition. I
have spoken to two other entities
who are interested in these issues.
One is the Eastpoint Water and
Sewer District, represented here
today by Mr. Cox. He has advised
me that they are going to lead in
this thing and help defend in this
matter. The St. Joe Company is
also affected in this matter. They
will also be defending in this ac-
tion. I feel confident that both
challenges will fail."
.Dan Cox asked for a Public hear-
ing to be announced to debate an
issue at question for one of his
clients who has a problem with a
Comp Plan requirement. A motion
to have a public meeting to dis-
cuss this issue was made and
approved.

Soft Shell Crab Issue
The last issue on Mr. Shuler's
agenda dealt with a problem that
has been before the Commission
for the last three or four meetings.
A Ms. Etihridge from Apalachicola
had come before the Board to
complain about an illegal
soft-shell crabbing operation that
was being conducted by a neigh-
bor. The current R-2 zoning did
not allow home business, Ms
Ethridge had complained. 'This
crab house is less than
twenty-five feet from my back door
... it is annoying, unpleasant and
obnoxious ... This business con-
sists of old fiberglass boats and
plastic baby swimming pools ... it
is unkempt and less than sani-
tary ... it operates twenty four
hours a. day, seven days a week.
The site is noisy and infested with
mosquitoes." Even if this opera-
tion was not illegal, Ms. Ethridge
had claimed, it was nevertheless
a health hazard and should be
condemned on that point alone.
The owner of the home soft-shell
crabbing'operation, a W Maxwell,
was advised of the problem. At-
torney Shuler advised the Board

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24 June 2005 Page .3


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Letter From Dr. Bill Wargo

To: Colleen Castille, Secretary
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
From: Dr. Bill Wargo, Coordinator
Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol
Subject: Accountability: Alligator Point Rock-Induced Erosion
Attached are 4 photographs taken today of the unnatural erosion
being induced by the rocks that were dumped on Alligator Point last
summer after Hurricane Ivan. This is just a sample of how quickly
erosion has been induced each time Franklin County has dumped
rocks on our beaches over the years. Last summer Franklin County
bulldozed away protective vegetation on my beach and my neighbor's
beaches to dump these rocks. Furthermore, there were two turtle
nests on these grounds that were destroyed because of the activity of
placing rocks on the beach and the ensuing rock-induced erosion.
This is the first summer in over 30 years that my family and neigh-
bors have not been able to use our beaches because of the
rock-induced scouring and flanking that has destroyed our proper-
ties in less than a year's time. This will also be the first year that
turtles won't have any nesting grounds In that area because of un-
natural erosion induced by the rocks.
Over the years I have objected several times to Franklin County's
reckless and irresponsible dumping of rocks on our beaches. Each
time it was predictable that our beaches would be destroyed and public
safety endangered from the erosion induced by these rocks. Each
time I have stated that I hold Franklin County responsible for the
induced damage to our private properties, the endangerment of our
public safety, and the destruction of our turtle nesting grounds. When
will DEP put a stop to these senseless actions that are repeated year
after year by Franklin County? Where is the accountability? When
will the stakeholders and property owners be considered and con-
sulted? What are the performance-based standards and laws requir-
ing the removal of these rocks that are harming our properties and
endangering the community. What scientific justification is there for
such projects? As a taxpaying property owner and also as the coordi-
nator of the Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol, I would like answers to
these questions.
Thank you.
Respectfully,
Dr. Bill Wargo, Coordinator
Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol
1295 Angus Morrison Road
Alligator Point, FL 32346
(850) 349-2295
wargobill@earthlink.net
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June 24, 2005


Publisher Sue Cronkite
Director of Operations Andy Dyal
Contributors. Dawn Radford
............ Carol Noble
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............ Skip Frink
Advertising Design
and Production Artist Diane Beauvais Dyal
Photography Diane Beauvais Dyal
Circulation Associate Jerry Weber

Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein .. Alligator Point
Karen Cox-Dennis Apalachicola
Skip Frink Carrabelle
David Butler. Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
Barbara Revell Lanark Village
Richard Harper St. George Island

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Loss Of Habitat Threatens

Nesting Sea Turtles In

Franklin County
Sea Turtles have been nesting in Franklin County for thousands of
years. The dry sandy beaches of Alligator Point, the barrier islands,
and occasionally the shores of St George Sound and Apalachicola
Bay, have been suitable nesting sites since before those places had
names.
We are attracted to the same beaches that the sea turtles have been
using to reproduce. They will cease to exist if they cannot find a quiet,
dark sandy beach, free of obstructions, for a nest site. We could re-
produce if we didn't have a beach, they won't reproduce without a
beach.
We live in structures that, at night, are illuminated with our artificial
lights. Inside and outside, we light up our lives. Very often, that arti-
ficial light illuminates the beaches that our sea turtles would use as
a nesting site. Nesting turtles will shy away from an illuminated beach,
which effectively reduces the amount of available and suitable nest-
ing habitat. Hatchlings emerging from nests along the beach, often
mistake our .artificial light for the natural horizon over the water,
crawl the .wrdng way and die, further hastening the species extinc-
tion.
We visit the same beaches at different times of the day. Sea turtles
mostly visit at night and we mostly use the beach during the day. Sea
/ turtles are visiting it in order to deposit a clutch of eggs, and we are
using it for our recreation. Our recreation often compels us to have
things with us, chairs, umbrellas, canopies, tents, towels, floats, in-
flatable swimming pools, kayaks, catamarans,,jet skis, volleyballs and
nets, coolers, tables, infant playpens, and fishing poles. When these
things are left on the beach at night, they reduce the amount of avail-
able and suitable nesting habitat needed for the species to repro-
duce. Sea turtles often are discouraged from nesting after encounter-
ing the things we have brought to the beach and left in their way.
Hatchling turtles emerging from nests are often caught in these things
and die.
We use coastal armoring as a means of protecting our structures and
roadways from erosion. Rocks, rubble, seawalls, and revetments placed
on an eroding beach reduce the available and suitable nesting habi-
tat. Sea turtles cannot deposit eggs and the erosion of the beach is
accelerated, on both ends of the armoring, further reducing the amount
of available and suitable nesting habitat. Coastal armoring left in
place can eventually threaten beachfront homeowners as much as it
threatens sea turtles.
These three threats to sea turtles, exist in Franklin County. Coastal
armoring has been used extensively along St. George Sound and on
Alligator Point beaches in an effort to protect roadways. Turtles can't
nest at these locations.
In 1998 Franklin County passed a Lighting Ordinance for Marine
Turtle Protection, but without enforcement, artificial light still illumi-
nates the beach from newly constructed homes as well, as existing
homes. Turtles won't nest on these brightly lit beaches, and hun-
dreds of hatchling turtles die every year, because of artificial lights.
As visitation to the beaches in Franklin County increases, so does
the amount of items left overnight, creating barriers to nesting sea
turtles. Turtles are discouraged from nesting when they encounter
obstructions, and trapped hatchlings die of exposure.
We discourage the adult turtles from nesting, we reduce the amount
of suitable nesting habitat, and we kill hatchling turtles before they
can reach adulthood. When sea turtles stop nesting on the beaches
of Franklin County, because of these threats, the quality of life here
will be diminished. The residents, homeowners, and visitors will lose
a priceless bit of nature, found nowhere else but in a beach commu-
nity.
Bruce Drye
Volunteer Coordinator
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Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library welcomes back Yazid and the
African-Caribbean rhythm and percussion music ensemble, Tocamos.
A special performance, sponsored by WITH-IT!, will take place at the-
Carrabelle branch on Friday, June 24th beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sum-
mer Reading participants are invited to attend this event which is
part of the WITH-IT! program's music enrichment project. Please call'
697-2366 or 670-8151 for more information. This concert is offered"
at no cost to the public.
The Summer Reading Program begins on Friday, June 24th at the
Carrabelle branch with registration and the special Yazid performance.
The program continues on Saturday the 25th at the site convenient
to participants, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, or Apalachicola, and contin-,
ues on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 12:30, through
July 30th. This annual summer program is open to children in grades
K 6. Flyers and registration forms are available at all three sites, the
Carrabelle and Eastpoint branches of the Library, and the Apalachicola
program site in the New Life Center on 8th Street. For further infor-.
mation, call 653-2784,670-5250, or 697-2366. The Summer Reading
program is made possible each year through a grant from the J. Ben
Watkins Foundation.
The Friends of the Franklin County Public Library will meet on Thurs-
day, June 30th at the Eastpoint branch beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-IT! and
TIGERS-are offered at no cost to participants. Registration however
is required. For information about the Library and any of its pro- -
grams, please call 697-2366, 670-8151, or 653-2784 or view the-
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The Clerk Of The Circuit Court

Your Public Trustee

Q: So many times, tragic automobile ac-
cidents are caused by impatient drivers
running red lights. What is the penalty
for violators?
A: You are quite right about the danger
people who run red lights present. The
Slop Department of Transportation installed
our county's first traffic light in
SS"v Apalachicola in January, and our citizens
are still getting accustomed to it. As to
the matter of the penalty, legislation
passed during this year's session, HB
497, makes the following changes:
MARCIA JOHNSON
,* Increases the civil penalty for a driver failing to obey a red, traffic
Signal from $60 to $125*, and assesses 4 points against a driver fail-
ing to obey a traffic control signal device.
-* Requires an operator to complete a driver improvement course for a
second violation occurring within 12 months of the first violation,
. and
* Distributes moneys collected from the increased civil penalty to
Trauma centers based on trauma caseload and severity of trauma
;- patients.
SRemember, a "traffic control device" can include more than just a red
light.
S*This is the amount of the. base fine. This amount does not include
court costs which may vary slightly from county to county.
If you have any questions or comments about this column, please
Forward them to: Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market St.,
' Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.

S Apalachicola Bay Charter School
S 350 Fred MeyerSt.
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone: 850-653-1222
Fax: 850-653-1857
,, June 6, 2005
SDear Parents,
.'It is the mission of the Apalachicola Bay. Charter School that each
; child will achieve his or her highest academic and social potential. It
'is not easy to measure Some of the students' social qualities that are
very important to us such as character, integrity and citizenship.
SHowever, we believe we are positively affecting the development of
- our students regarding these qualities. We also wish to have our stu-
Sdents be well rounded so our curriculum contains, classes in Art,
'Music, Spanish, Computers and,Physical Education. The one thing
''that is easy to measure however, is performance on standardized
1'tests such as the SAT10 and the FCAT tests.. This year our scores
-'were very good on both tests; Even though we do not want to make it
appear that test scores are more important than character education
Achievements, we do want to acknowledge our students outstanding
.performance on these tests.
At this time, the ABC School still has opening in all grades. However,.
a couple of classes are nearing capacity. If you have friends or family
who might be interested in having their children attend our school,
now would be a good time to encourage them to enroll.
I also need to make a request for volunteers. We need help this sum-
-mer painting, gardening around each portable, building shelves, etc...
"If the paitents f each grade wvdild justbe responsible for their child's
;classroomnarea, it ivtld beveir sifilt' thomiake those iriiroeiimnts.
SPlease ca!l Cheri todav to volunteer. '
SRemember we do have a free summer program, offered through
3Franklin County, here at the ABC School. It will start June 13th. Call
'JoAnn Ardire for more information at 653-1222.
:.Have a great summer and congratulate your children on good test
' scores.


Sincerely,
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Ballard-2005

Inside Out

By Chip Ballard
Publisher's Note: This issue
marks the first appearance of
a column by Chip Ballard. He
is a fourth generation native
Floridian, born and raised in
a small central Florida town
called Zolfo Springs. He re-
turned home to Zolfo Springs
a few years ago, and is living
in the house he grew up in,
his Grandmother's old home.
He says, "'I live alone but my
parents live right across the
street and my 13-year old
son, Kyle, who lives in
Bradenton with his mother,
spends a lot of time with me.
He will be here most of the
summer." Chip is an, educa-
tor with many years "on the
front," instead of seeking ad-
vanced degrees, he chose to
write. His column appears in
four newspapers, and he re-
cently completed a collection
of 20 short stories and a
novel.
America Is Drowning In A
Sea of Smut
A few days ago a friend and I went
into a so-called family video store
whose name I won't mention, but
which you would surely recognize.
Though I'd .been there many
times, this time I was struck by
the horrific violence and graphic
sex scenes plastered on the cov-
ers of so many of the video and
DVD boxes. (The hardcore por-
nography was in a little room near
the rear of the store behind a sign
saying "Adult," but the covers of
the boxes spread throughout the
store were almost as violent, gro-
tesque, and sexually explicit.
On the top shelf on the back wall
that'stretched almost across the
entire length of the store, dozens
of video boxes boasted such titil-
lating titles as "Girls Gone Wild,"'
"Playboy Sizzling Sex Stars,"
"Play-Mate of the Apes," "Love
Exchange: One Swap You Won't
Want to Miss," "Cheaters: When
the Cat's Away," "Little Dot Knows
the Right Spots," "Monique Does
Montana," and dozens of other
boxes of the same ilk, complete
\,ith colorful illustrations leaving
no doubt about the content. All
this raunchiness was proudly dis-
played for all who entered the
store to see, including children.


I cannot help but wonder what the
long-term effects of the avalanche
of filth being heaped upon today's
children might be. Monsters such
as Ted Bundy have admitted to
becoming heavily involved in porn
at early ages. Certainly not every
child who dabbles in hardcore
and violent porn will become a
Bundy, but the images etched
upon impressionable young
minds will surely, at the very
least, leave some sort of psychic
scars.
As Debra and I were examining
the long row of smut lining the
top shelf, an employee asked if we
needed help. Pointing to the video
boxes, Debra asked how long that
row had been there.
"Oh, a long time," he replied. "A
couple months, I guess."
"I don't remember seeing them
before," she replied. "Listen, I
know it isn't your fault, and I'm
not blaming you for anything, but
I have to tell you, sir, that as a
customer and a parent, I am of-
fended by those covers mixed
right in with the general popula-
tion, where children can see
them."
"Well," the guy said,.sounding as
if his reply were well rehearsed;
"even though some of those boxes
have X's on them, the videos are
not hardcore." He pointed toward
the little blue room behind the
"Adult" sign. 'The hardcore stuff
is back there where children are
not allowed."
"But these pictures," Debra said.
"Parents don't want their children
looking at pictures like that."
And indeed the vast majority of
parents are outraged at the ava-
lanche of smut being dumped on
their children every day, but there
it is, every way you turn, and it's
getting worse.
There are three books on the mar-
ket that would behoove every con-
cerned parent to read: Protecting
Your Child in an X-Rated World
by Frank York and Jan Larue;
Raising a G-Rated Family in an
X-Rated World by Brent and
Phelecia Hatch; and the just re-
leased Home Invasion: Protecting
Your Family in a Culture That's
Gone Stark Raving Mad by
Rebecca Hagelin.'
Maybe it's time the vast silent
majority stands up screams to the
top of its lungs, "We're mad as hell
and we're not going to take any-
more!"
And if the smut merchants sim-
ply shrug, if smug politicians con-
tinue to turn deaf ears to the
masses they were elected to serve,
America just might drown in its
own filth.
Ballard-2005
Chip is a writer and educator liv-
ing in Zolfo Springs.
He welcomes your e-mail at
chipkyle746@earthlink. net.


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that he would notify Mr. Maxwell
that he would have to appear be-
fore the Board and request that
his property be re-zoned from R-2
to R-4. Mr. Maxwell did not re-
spond to Mr. Shuler's request.
"From his viewpoint this is noth-
ing more than a neighborhood
feud that the County is being
pulled into. He has actually ac-
cused the County of being the
hand in the glove of the next-door
neighbor and he is just not going
to budge. They (Ms. Ethridge and
Mr. Maxwell) have a very personal
animosity towards one another
and I would frankly recommend
to the Board that you not become
involved. I am asking that you not
take any action of force against
Mr. Maxwell. But, then again, that
is an election that the Board with
have to make."
"Have you been in contact with
Mr. Maxwell?" asked Ms. Sanders.
"I have. I spoke to him in person.
I have approached by direct angle
and oblique angles all to no ef-
fect."
"He is still in violation to the zon-
ing?" asked Mr. Crofton.
"If you are asking my opinion, I
think that the soft-shell crabbing
business of Mr. Maxwell is a tech-
nical violation of the zoning law.
It is zoned R-2 and not R-4."
'This doesn't sound technical; it
sound actual to, trie," said Mr.
Crofton.
"Well, the Ethridge's are also in
violation of their set backs. I
' wouldn't recommend any Board
action against them either."
"What is your recommendation to
this Board?" asked Ms. Sanders.
"My recommendations to take no
action; It's the Hatfields and
McCoys goin' on out there and I
think that it is a pn\ ate dispute."
"I think that we ought to have
them both adhere to the County
zoning code," suggested Mr.
Crofton. "You recommend that we
do nothing, but what can we do?"
'You can get an injunction against
Mr. Maxwell and demand that he
cease and desist his activities on
his property and comply with the
zoning ... I think that what you
have here is a personal vendetta.
I think that it would not be advis-
able for the Board to exercise its
rightful and lawful authority in
this instance. Beyond that, the
chief complaint is the noise from
the pump and the lights. Even if
you go out and shut down the
crabbing operation, there is no
ordinance ... that can demand
that the man control his pump or
his lights. So I don't know how
we can remedy the chief com-
plaints. My recommendation is to
take no action."
"Well, my recommendation is that
we take action. I recommend that
we get an injunction or have them
both conform to the zoning. Is
their (Ethridge's) house in the set
backs?"
"Absolutely."
'Then they need to come in and
get a.variance. And the other guy,
we need to get an injunction
against him."
'There are ten or more home busi-
ness out in that neighborhood,"
added Mr. Shuler.


"But, we don't have any com-
plaints on any of the other ones-
correct?"
"Yes. You would be correct."
"So that is the difference here. The
County has to take action on com-
plaints. Do they not? The only
protection that a person has in
this county is the zoning. If they
know that they are zoned R-4-
then they know what they can do
under the zoning code. That's
what zoning is about. If you start
mixing all the zoning up-then
there is chaos, utter chaos. No-
body then has any protection
what-so-ever. If you don't take
action, then in the future every-
body just does whatever they
want to. What if the guy puts in a
pig farm?"
"In my view the level of this viola-
tion does not reach a level
whereby the Board should take
action. This is not a pig farm and
that crabbing operation has gone
on now for over eight years. If this
were a pig farm and you shut it
down, all the noise and the stink
and the problems would go away;
but if you shut down this crab-
bing operation.the lights and the
noise will still all be there. That
pump is the same pump that he
uses for his home and those are
his yard lights, so the lights would
remain the same."
"We have one party here that
won't even talk to us. The viola-
tor won't even come in and say
anything. He doesn't. care about
the law. I don't think that the
County should allow him to do
that. This is not a neighbor prob-
lem here; it.is turning into a
County problem when you allow
people to disregard the County's
policies. I don't think that we can
allow that to happen. We have to
do something.
"Mr. Maxwell thinks that the
County's authority is being pulled
in and misused in a neighborhood
dispute."
"Well, I am going to make a mo-
tion that the Ethridge's be noti-
fied that they have to come in here
and apply for a variance, after the
fact, and that the County get an
injunction against Mr. Maxwell to
demand that he comply with his
zoning. I guarantee you, that this
motion will get somebody to do
something. I don't mind being
voted down; I just want everybody
to know who voted me down."
Mr. Putnal was not present and
Ms. Sanders, Mr. Mosconis and
Mr. Lockley all chose not to sec-
ond the motion. Mr. Crofton's
motion to take action was thus-
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Evidence Of
Red Wolf Pups
On St. Vincent
National

Wildlife Refuge

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service bi-
ologists have recently found evi-
dence of a litter of pups on
Florida's St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife Biologist,
SThom Lewis, was tracking female
red wolf 982 and located a ren-
dezvous site in the middle of a
sandy road that showed evidence
of pups. A large area in soft sand
with both adult size and many 4-5
cm canine tracks verified that fe-
male 982 and male 1124 had suc-
cessfully bred and the litter had
survived to this stage.
This family unit of red wolves will
be monitored on a regular basis.
A den search is not. planned at
this time. Radio-tracking telem-
etry data collected by staff and
volunteers will be evaluated to
approximate the pup birth date.
What makes this pup evidence
particularly significant is that St.
Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
had not had a wild-born red wolf
Litter since 1998. The current wolf
pair, who are parents to the newly
discovered pups, are the only two
wolves on the island and have an
interesting history. Female 982,
born May 1998 on St. Vincent Is-
land, was transferred to the Alli-
gator River National Wildlife Ref-
uge in January 2000. She re-
turned to St. Vincent's on Febru-
ary 14 (Valentine's Day) 2001 and
has never had pups in the past.
Former mate, male 779,1 came
from Alligator River in February
2000, was released into the wild
in October 2000 and lost his first
mate; female 920, in January
2001. Male 779 was shipped to
Florida's Lowry Park Zoo in De-
cember 2004 due to lack of breed-
ing by he and his mate.
Current mate, male 1124, arrived
from North Carolina's Asheboro
Zoo in November 2004 and was
released into the wild to join fe-
male 982 in January 2005 after
his acclimation period. The, pair
(1124 and 982) quickly joined one
another and have acted like
pair-bonded animals since.
St. Vincent National Wildlife Ref-
uge was selected and approved as
an island propagation site for red
wolves in the fall of 1989. Their
role in the recovery effort is to
provide red wolves with "wild ex-
perience" in a somewhat con-
trolled setting before they are re-
leased at mainland reiritroduction
sites. The St. Vincent program
does not attempt to ,establish a
permanent population of
free-ranging red wolves at this
property.
For additional information,,please
contact Thornm Lewis, Wildlife Bi-
ologist, St. Vincent National Wild-
life Refuge, Apalachicola, FL, 850-
653-8808.


Fishing Class

And

Tournament

Carrabelle's Timber Island Yacht
Club (TIYC) announces the dates
for this year's Youth Fishing Class
and Youth Fishing Tournament.
Eighth Annual Youth Fishing
Class: July 2, 2005, 9 a.m. to .11
a.m. at the First Baptist Church,
206 Avenue A, Carrabelle, FL.,,
Open to children ages 7 15 years
accompanied by an adult. There
Is no'charge. During the Fishing
Class, children will learn all about
boating safety, regulations, knot
tying, baits and casting.
Eleventh Annual Youth Fishing
.., Tournament:'July 9, 2005 7:30
a.m. 4:00 p:m. at the Pavilion
on Marine Street in Carrabelle,
FL. The tournament is open to all
.': children ages 15 years and
younger. The entry fee is $2.00 per
; child. Each entrant receives a
T-shirt and trophy. Participants
compete in seven categories and
the three winners in each category
will be presented with a trophy
and a prize.


* Refreshments will be served at
both events.
TIYC is committed to enhancing
the lives of the youth of Franklin
County and raising funds for
scholarships. Other TIYC events
include the King Fish Tourna-
ment on October 8, 2005 and the
popular 'Boat Parade of Lights' in
December.


Huckleberry
Creek Suit
Plagues

Apalachicola
By Sue Cronkite
Among old business to come up
at the Apalachicola City Commis-
sion meeting Tuesday night, June
7, was settlement of a case stem-
ming from pollution of Huckle-
berry Creek.'City Atty. Pat Floyd
reported on mediation of a suit
filed by Roberta Colson.
Similar to the Teat vs. City of
Apalachicola case, in which sew-
age from a "surface treatment"
project designed by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) was dumped into
Huckleberry Creek, Atty. Floyd
reported that the case could be
settled at this point by the city
paying Colson $90,000.
Instead of voting outright to agree
to the $90;000 settlement, a meet-
ing was scheduled for Thursday
to decide where the payment
would come from. City Adminis-
trator Betty Taylor-Webb said the
general fund has $209,000 from
which the money could be paid,
but Commissioner Van Johnson
insisted that a decision be made
as to exactly where the money
would come from before agreeing
to pay the settlement amount by
the June 16 deadline.
Bryce and Karen Ward asked for,
and received, a waiver of a $5,000
impact fee for Lindsey Bockleman
since the contract and financing
for construction had been re-
ceived immediately after the law
was passed. Mayor Bobby Howze
objected since another request;
which sounded similar, had been
turned down- earlier. Cindi
Giametta, city building inspector,
said about 10 contractors had the
same problem, "but they didn't
come before the board."
A water and sewer system update
was given by Paul Ticherhoof of
ESG operations. "A-line mainte-
nance is 50 percent, B-line about
80 percent, C-line is complete;
and we start on D-line tomorrow,"
said, Ticherhoof. "It'll take, about
a v.week." He,said a. lotof, O rings
had been replaced and the work-
ers are installing some new con-
trollers. "There was a vacuum
leak off 8th Street, we repaired a
7 ft. deep pit behind' 10th and
1 th Streets and at Avenue F the
entire bottom was out of the
sump." In response to recent com-
plaints of the heavy smell of chlo-
rine, Ticherhoof said hydrants are
being flushed to keep the water
fresher, that "the strong odor
should clear up."
Randy Lane, engineer with
Baskerville-Donovan told the city
commission that projects, includ-
ing storm water, are in the com-
prehensive plans. "We're trying to
hold people to the regulations that
are in the books, and to clarify
rules for some developers. Lane
said plans are in hand on the side-
walk project, that sidewalks are
to be constructed on the west side
of Bay Street beginning at Battery
Park and continuing along the
baseball field and through town.
Lane asked for direction from the
mayor and commission. "You
need to talk with property own-
ers," said Mayor Howze. People
like Leavins Seafood and the Tin
Shed." As the sidewalks come to
driveways, asphalt would be
placed where vehicles drive, said
Lane. "Handicap ramps are to be
built where they are needed," he
added.
Three members appointed to the
City Board of Adjustment by the
commission included Sally
Williamson, Fonda Davis, and
Toni Eddy. Geoffrey Hewell said
there has been a problem with
enough members Showing up for
a quorum and suggested a rule
on absences. "We can do that


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here," said Mayor Howze. Com-
missioner Robert Davis suggested
that if a person missed three con-
secutive meetings without a valid
excuse they couldn't remain on a
city board. The motion was ex-
tended to not missing more than
three meetings a year and passed.
Cindy Clark reported on the ETA
Technical Assistance Grant and
was asked about the dangerous
intersection where D Street comes
into Highway 98 downtown. "You
can't see," said Mayor Howze.
"Couldn't something be done
about parking along there?" Com-
missioner Jimmy Elliott sug-
gested that the last two parking
places be marked off for four mo-
torcycle spaces at that intersec-
tion andat the intersection beside
the Gibson Inn. "That way people
could see oncoming traffic." The
Planning and Zoning Board report
was accepted without ampliflca-
tion.
Police Chief Andy Williams asked
about the city paying all or part
of police employee's health insur-
ance. "The county pays half for its
employees," he said. Commis-
sioner Johnson suggested a
"study of the budget," which was
agreed upon. Anita Grove, Cham-
ber of Commerce executive direc-
tor, said a person is coming down
to explain the Millpond project
and suggested a meeting with'
commissioners.
City Administrator Taylor-Webb
told the commission that the en-
tire $900,000 sought for Veterans
Park is not now available, but that
S"$83,000 has been offered toward
planning and engineering," she
said. "We can get that now and
subtract it from the next request."
The week of July 18 has been set
as qualifying deadline for the next
election, where two city seats are
to become available, she said.
Marjorie Solomon told commis-
sioners that street work on Bay
Avenue left a drop off in many
places. "Walkers or those riding
bicycles could slip off the pave-
ment," she said. "Shoulders need
to be raised." Solomon also made
a plea for hurricane planning.
'There are no designated shelters
for those left behind," she said.
"There are seafood workers and
the elderly who can't leave." Mayor
Howze said he agrees that there
should be a plan in place, but that
"the governor mandates evacua-
tion."
Marabeth Fanner made a plea to
"preserve Philaco Shores as a
neighborhood." She said the
mixed-use zoning is resulting in
"a town house, duplexes and a
trailer. I don't want to lose the
trees on Shadow. Lane." Mayor
Howze reminded her that the
property had been rezoned to R2,
or mixed use neighborhood in
"1992. "1 don't understand why it's
not shaped like a square." he said,
"It %was then. What's happened?"
"We sent letters twice and people
came in and said they wanted to
remain R2," Frank Cook, Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission
chairman, said. "There were
one-third for, one-third against,
and one-third with no opinion. We
redrew the lines and left out
people who wanted to remain Rl,
or single-family." Geoffrey Howell
of the. Board of Adjustment said
one of three houses on Prado, is
for sale and that he understands
the property was to remain one
parcel. Taylor-Webb told commis-
sioners she would put together a
packet of information so that they
could discuss the situation.
Toni Taranto complained about
culverts and storm water in a
ditch near her home. Lane and
Taylor-Webb told her they would
put her complaint on the list. "It
was the same story five years ago,"
she said. '"There's no money for
construction," Lane told her.
"We'll look into what can be done."

Apalachicola
Area Historical
Society Meets
For Annual
Luncheon
The AAHS annual meeting has
been rescheduled to Saturday,
June 25th at noon, at Trinity's
Benedict Hall. Ham, smoked tur-
key, cheese, drinks, plates and
napkins will be furnished. Bring
utensils and a dish to pass. If
dues have not been paid since the
last meeting, bring $10 per per-
son.


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Number Men Meeting Meeting Making Making 25% Grade Grade Grade Grade
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PORT ST. JOE
GULF ELEMENTARY
(23) SCHOOL (00O ) 73 66 46 60 52 52 349 100 C C A B A C C
WEWAHITCHKA
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(23) SCHOOL-(0022) 76 62 76 67 62 77 420 100 A C B B A B C


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(23) SCHOOL (0082) 48 58. 74 46 75 55 356 100 C A A NA


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LIBERTY
LIBERTY COUNTY
(39) HIGH 40 71 70 50 72 56 359 91 C D B C C C C
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School
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LIBERTY ELEM./JR.
3 HIGH 79 ,65 71 71 65 71 422 99 A A A C B D D
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LIBERTY OLAR K- 72 66 80 59 64 52 393 99 B A A A B C D
(39) 8 sCHOOL
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S %% of Points
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ALH(7) SCHOOL 88 81 69 70 66 56 430 100 A A B A A A C
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BLOUNTSTOWN
CALHOUN MIDOL A A C C B
(7)CALHOUN SCHOODD 61 66 72 63 67 65 394 97 B A A A C C B
(0051)
Grading Scale: A=410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, l=lncomplete, N=Indicates a new school, no grade, NA=Grade Not Available
High Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
School/School % % of Points
School School in % % % Lowest tEand 2005 2004 2003 2002
NumberMeeting Meeting Making Making 25% Grade Grade Grade Grade
District onch o Standards High High Learning Learning making (umof Percent (Includes (Includes (Includes (Includes 2001 2000 1999
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Combination Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
S l % %of Points
SSchool/School % % % % Lowest Earned 2005 2004 2003 2002
Number Meeting Meeing Meeting Making Making 25%- ere Grade Grade Grade Grade
HStagards S High 1i g d r aks ng MaL ing n L a (Sum of Perents 2001 2000 1999
District High Hih Learnin Learning Making (Includes (Includes (Includes (Includes
D tStandardsPrevious Tested Grade Grade Grade
in Standards Standards Gains in Gains in Learning Tested Learning Learning Learning Learning
Reading in Math in Writing Reading Math Gains in Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
Reading Columns)
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CALHOUN PuBLIC
(7) SCHOOL 71 78 60 68 7862 407 100 B B A B B B B
(7) SCHOOL 4
(0101)
S 'V CARR
CALHOUN ELEMENTARY
7 &MIDDLE 77 78 87 61 74 58 435 100 A A A B A C C
(7 SCHL (0091)

Grading Scale: A=410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=lcomplete
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Grades Near Basement Levels


Elementary Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
% of Points
School/ School % % % % Lowest Earned 2005 2004 2003 2002
Number Meting Me Me Meting Maing Makig 25 (Sumof Percent 2001 2000 1999
District ,Cickonsclhol High High Learning Learning Making (Includes (Includes (Includes (Includes
Standard Sandards Standards Gains in Gains in Learning Previous estedLearning Learning Learning Learning Grade Grade Grade
letatild iepoil Reaing in Math in Writing Reading Math Gains in Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
Reading Reading Columns)
FRANKLIN APALACHICOLA
R BAY CHARTER 72 72 48 74 82 63 411 99 A D C N
(19) SCHL (9009)
CHAPMAN
FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY 58 58 48 41 38 50 293 100 D C B D D C D
(19) SCHOOL
(0021)
H. G. BROWN
FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY 69 46 48 66 70 67 366 99 C B A B A C C
(19) SCHOOL
(0101)
* Grading Scale: A=410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=Incomplete, N=lndlcates a new school, no grade, NA=Grade Not Available


.Combination Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
0/%%O Points
SchooSchool % % % Lowest n 2005 2004 2003 2002
S o h Meeting Earned Grade Grade
Number Meeting Meeting Making Making 25% Grade Grade Grade Grade
District ;lcko ,o Standards High High Learning Learning Making (Sumof Perent (Includes (Includes (Includes (Irlllites 2001 2000 1999
U.meI ,e Stand. Standards Standards Gans in Gains Learnin Previous Tested Learning Learning Learning Learning Grade Gad G
l|,] ld upOlI) Reading nMath in Writing Reading Math Gainsn I 6 Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
Reading Columns)
APALFRANKLIN A CHICOLA 35 44 55 49 69 50 302 96 D D C C C D D
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
(19) (0041)
FRANKLIN CARRABELLE
FRANKLY HIGHSCHOOL 46 57 66 55 1 64 70 358 96 C C B C D C C
(19) (0091)
SGrading Scale: A-410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=lncomplete

Elementary Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
% of Points
S% % % Lowest 2005 2004 2003 2002
Lowest Earned Grade Grade Grade Grade
School School Meeting Meeting Meeting Making Making 25% a ne rade Grade G2001 2000 1999
Dirc SNumber MHigh eigh MHigh Learing Learning Making of Percent (Includes (Includes (Includes (Includes Grade Grade Grade
Standards Hreeious nTest Learnideg Laearning Learning LearenGng
t ic nsc.o.e Standas Standards Standards Gains in Gainsin Learning Learning Learning Learning Learning
: ie' I3 l, in in Math in Writing Reading Math Gains in Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
Reading Reading Columns)
WAKULLA CRAWFORDVILLE
KU ELEMENTARY 86 75 67 74 54 56 412 100 A A A A A C C
(65) SCHL(0031)
MEDART
WAKULLA EL NTARY 90 85 85 82 74 74 490 100 A A A A B A B
(65) SCHOOL (0011)
WAKULLA SHADEVILLE
WAKULLA ELEMENTARY 91 92 72 67 75 53 450 100 A A A A A A C
(65) SCHOOL (0091)


* Grading Scale: A=410 or more, 8=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=lncomplete, N=lndicates a new school, no grade, NA=Grade Not Available


Middle Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
% %. Lowest Earned Grade Grade Grade Grade
SSchool Meett% % % L2005 2004 2003 2002
uSc chl Meeting Meeting Meeting Making Making 2% ( f Percent Grade Grade de de 2001 2000 1999
strict Ccn High High High Learning Learning Making Previoud Testedo
Di t n so Standards Slandards Standards Gansn Gainsin Leang rning Learning Learning Learning rade Grade Grade
deaild repo Re ing in Math in Writing Reading Math Gains in C Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
Reading Reading Columns)
RIVERSPRINGS
WAKULLA MIDDLE 69 71 88 55 74 51 408 100 B A A B N
(65) SCHOOL
(0012)
WAKULLA
WAKULLA MIDDLE 69 75 90 58 70 63 425 100 A A A B A B B
(65) SCHOOL 17 6 4
( 1)
* Grading Scale: A=410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=Incomplete, N=lndicates a new school, no grade, NA=Grade NotAvailable


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downstairs with a 31x11 screen porch upstairs. Great room has a fireplace.
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* Waterfront Property-Custom Log Cabin; 3BR/2BA home in a quiet and
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and 1 acre come with dock and boat lift. House amenities include "on
demand" tank-less water heater, oak cabinets, vaulted tongue and groove
ceilings and whirlpool tub in master bath. Adjacent riverfront acre also
available for purchase. $675,000.00.
* Residential Home with a View-Magnificent 3BR/3BA Home: This
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High Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
School
School % of Points
Number % Meeting % Meeting % Meeting % Low Earned 005 G00de 0ad03 2002
Distrt Ckl HMaking Making 25% Grade Grade Grade Grade
CDistric ckon High High High Making ing (Sum of Percent 2001 2000 1999
schonae Standards Standards Stndards Learning Learn Makg (Includes (Includes (Includes (Includes
o see inReading iMatnh in Writing Gains in Gains In Learning Previous Te Learning Learning Learning Learning
d e i i i i Reading Math Gains in 6 Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
rdepoi Reading Columns)
reponi
WAKULLA
WAKULLA HIGH 42 72 86 45 69 38 352 98 D C C C C C C
(65) SCHOOL
(0071)
SGrading Scale: A=410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=lncomplete, N=lndicates a new school, no grade, NA=Grade Not Available


Combination Schools 2004-2005 School Accountability Report
School/ % of Points
School % % Lowest 200 2004 2003 2002
Number %Meeting % Meeting % Meeting Making Making 25% Earned Gade G de Grade crade
cn High High High Learning Learning MakingGrd
District o e Standards Standards Standards Lea ng Tested (Includes (Includes Includes (Includes
S ho na tandardsGains in Gainsin Lerning PreviousTested Learning Learning Learning Learning
iv'T '"Rain in'"Math in Math Gainsin. 6
inReading in Math n Writing Reading Math Gainsin Gains) Gains) Gains) Gains)
SReading Columns)
WAKULLA
WAKULLA COAST
CHARTER 54 53 81 70 81 74 413 100 A C N
(65) SCHOOL
(0005)
Grading Scale: A=410 or more, B=380-409, C=320-379, D=280-319, F=0-279, I=lncomplete


Sixth

Anniversary

For Carrabelle

Lighthouse

A sixth anniversary celebration of
the founding of the Carrabelle
Lighthouse Association will be
held on Saturday, July 9th, at the
lighthouse at 10 a.m.
This will also be a fund-raising
event. From the five founders,
whose efforts to save the light-
house from the scrap heap, to
over 200 members today, we have
been. diligently working hard to
raise funds to restore and pre-
serve our historic treasure. We are
proud of our maritime heritage in
Carrabelle and all of Franklin
County. The Crooked River Light-
house is a monument to the
keeper's who risked their own
lives to save others in heroic res-
cues. It served the Community for
nearly 100 years as an aid to navi-
gation. It needs, a lot of work to


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restore it to its former stature and
once again open it to the public.
We plan to open a museum so the
"stories" and artifacts can be pre-
served and shared. Present site is
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way 98.
During our celebration we will
have a Silent Auction. We are ask-
ing you to donate any goods or
services that our guests can place
an auction bid and the highest
bidder will be able to purchase it.
The proceeds will be placed in the
restoration.fund. Any member
who donates will be able to pro-
vide some literature on the com-
pany for the guests to take home.
This way we can help each other.
Please call 850-697-8148, leave a
message, and a member will
contact you or email us at
sea lght@yahoo.com deadline is
July 5th.
* Event is Saturday, July 9, 2005
MEET AT THE LIGHTHOUSE AT
10 A.M.
* Dedication of Barbara Revell
Ln-the renamed road from High-
way 98 to Lighthouse.
* Gathering to follow at the
Carrabelle branch of Franklin
County Library.
* Silent Auction, raffle, refresh-
ments and fun forall. See you
there!!!


2005 Officers: Mary Katzer,
Pres., founder; Barbara Revell,
V.P.; Carol Zurawka, Sec.; Deb
Kent, Treas.; Arlene Oehler, Mem-
bership; John Canetta, Historian.


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/08/05 Invoice No. 10985
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model PU Color Red
TagNo NoTag Year 1995 State FL vinNo. 1B7HF16Z2SS289094
To Owner: Allen R. Nobels To Lien Holder:
10837 Pine Tree Trail
Tallahassee, FL 32305


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/04/05 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 290.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof.will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/14/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess,
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/15/05 Invoice No 10993
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Probe color White
TagNo F982744 Year 1993 StateIL VinNo. 1ZVCT22B1P5165452

To Owner. Brad Graves To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 596
Edwardsville, IL 62025


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/10/05 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

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 07/14/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be.sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219




CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/08/05 Invoice No. 10984
Chevyr S-10 Black
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model S-10 C__ olorBlack
TagNo NoTag Year 1998 state FL VinNo. IGCCS14X3W8107039

To Owner Craig R. Whiddon, Jr. To Lien Holder:
145 6th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/03/05 at the request of APD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/07/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the.
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219





CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of Ihis Notice 06/08/05 Invoice No. 10981
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford. Model Explorer color Red
TagNo V56LPI Year 1998 state FL VinNo. IFMZ432E1WZA12907

To Owner: Philip or Cherry Rankin To Lien Holder: Ameri Credit Fin. Services. Inc.
P.O. Box 204 PO Box 182673
Carrabelle, FL 32322 Arlington, Texas 76096


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/03/05 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
$ 296.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT


To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/07/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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Senior Center from Page 1

"Okay, so back to Will Kendrick who says in his resignation that he,
resigned because of basic disagreements with members of this Board?"

"I am not aware of any basic disagreement between Mr. Kendrick and
members of this board," stated Mr. Lawlor. "At one of the meetings we
had a full membership here to vote and Laurie was elected president.
At that meeting I requested legal advice and approval. Let me say one
more thing-there are two bank accounts here. One is Franklin County
Senior Citizen's Inc., which is the account that supplements, what
we call the "Project"-which is the area Agency for the Elderly, (grant
and government funds etc.) The other account is the.Franklin County
Senior Citizen Inc. Board-that is ours."

"You get the Board's money from Bingo, and spaghetti suppers 'and
stuff like that?"

"Right. And that is from where the money has been taken, not from
the federal or State or anything like that."

All of the participants agreed that it was Will Kendrick's unannounced
resignation that had caused them their present problem with the gov-
ernment grants and agencies.

"If he had given us a proper notice we could have hired people to fill
those spots. We have done it many times in the past."

"And as I understand, it.was because you then had no Executive
Officer and no Financial Officer that Ms. Wise then was forced to cut
off your funding?"

"Well, that is news to us, because we have had grants and. funding
here in the past even when we had no Financial Officer or Executive
director," said Ms. Lackley.

"Ms. Wise wouldn't let you appoint a temporary director?"

"She just pulled it. As far as I am concerned, I personally don't care.
We will just rent them (government agencies) the space if that is what
they want. The Board doesn't have to be involved. And this move will
just open the door for this Board to look for other methods for gener-
ating funds to support our activities and services. We can cook our
own meals here. There are a lot of things that can happen here. What
we are really looking for is an activities director," said Mr. Lawlor.

"Is it true that there were nine directors here in eleven years?"

"I think there were twelve. Two over the years were fired and the
others just resigned for one reason or another."

"So you are all wondering what was bothering Will Kendrick that made
him resign in the manner that he did?"

"Correct. This Board was not told. We had heard rumors and stuff
but you can't go by that sort of thing. We do not know why any of the
people who resigned did resign. We don't know anything. "

A discussion then began as to what Will Kendrick was supposed to be
doing with regard to services and activities. It was decided that no
definitions or list of responsibilities had ever been devised. So what
the Executive Director's job actually was, was not technically defined.


At this point Mr. May entered the room. We once again returned to
the issue of the public's right to know verses Mr. May right not to tell.

There are several points of controversy and confusion at the Senior
Center in Carrabelle as I see it:

First: Will Kendrick announced his resignation along with the resig-
nation of his Financial Officer on the 27th of May at a regular meet-
ing, not an official Board meeting. The Center, then having no Execu-
tive Director (Kendrick), and no Financial Officer (Dawn Ray) was
consequently left vulnerable.

Janice D. Wise, Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida Inc., at this same meeting, then pulled her grant fund-
ing from the Carrabelle Center (hundreds of thousands of dollars and
payments to the Center that helped the Center with its light bill and
maintenance etc.).

Ms. Wise explained that she was not allowed to direct funds to a
Senior Center lacking an Executive Director and a Financial Officer.
This point was deemed not to be true by several other Board mem-
bers.


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Controversy #2: What, exactly, are the duties and responsibilities of
the Executive Director of the Carrabelle Senior Center is not clear.
Who does the Execut\li Director vfork for and who is he answerable
t,,;'.noni'e seAlto -.LbJ quite -Ljure- ne lher the Director, nor the Board:

Co6itrc'er-ry Se.erarl Board mi mbers, most prominent being MI-`'
May, the president, have the notion that because the Executive Di-
rector has his own checking account and checkbook and operates in
a manner separate from the Board, that they are then, for some rea-
son not subject to the Florida Sunshine Law. Mr. May went so far as
to make the statement that Mr. Kendrick had nro obligation to inform
the press or the public about his resignation or anything else.

On this point, this reporter is ignorant. I do not know all of the rami-
fications of the Sunshine Law. But. w\':uLlld say that anytime a State
Representative resigns from a socially significant public organization-
an organization that has the responsibility for dispensing hundreds
of thousand- of dollars into this community-and creates a furor as
has happened in this case-this is news!

To be a reporter and be barred from a public meeting; where several
public officials are present-discussing things that are pertinent to
the community; where elected officials are present; where paid public
servants are present and acting on public and not personal issues,
appears very problematic to me.

Since this discussion with the Board members, I have talked with
some members of the Board about the future of the Center.

I have been told that the new Executive Director from Wakulla is a
very agreeable gentleman. The Board in Carrabelle is negotiating with
Mr. Carter and hope to get government grants and funding back to
the Center in- one way or another. They say that having a Senior
Citizen's Board appointed Executive Director is not of concern to them.

They have an active membership of between two hundred and four
hundred seniors. I was told to let the seniors of Franklin County
know that they are all welcome to come and join in.. The Center will
be conducting business as usual. They would like to have many more
members and many more volunteers.

In the future, they are going to try to sponsor more activities bus
trips to Biloxi, movies and popcorn, dinners, breakfasts etc. They are
getting lots of ideas from other Senior Centers in the area.

In Carrabelle now they have an active and innovative enhanced Board
ofvolunteers-a full board-all of whom have exciting hopes and plans
for a new and more positive Senior Center, I have been told. So if you
would like be a part of the excitement, contact them over in Carrabelle
have fun and join in.

No way will the Center be closing down. I have been told that they
have all the funds and support that they need to keep things going
with or without the Government.

There is no law that says that the Center must have government
funds in order to operate, one board member told me. Of course, they
would much rather have the cooperation of Ms. Wise and the SHIP
people and any other sources of funding-government and otherwise
if at all possible.

They would also like it to be known 'that they have no axes to grind
and have nothing personal against Mr. Kendrick, Ms. Wise, or any-
body else. They would just like to be treated fairly and aboveboard
and be given the respect due to them.



Boyd Secures Funds For

Oyster Industry


Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida), a member of the
House Appropriations Committee
and Agriculture Subcommittee,
voted in favor of the Agriculture
Appropriations Act for fiscal year
2006 (HR 2744), securing
$446,000 for research of post har-
vest oyster treatment (PHT). These
funds will allow the University of
Florida to continue research of
various PHTs.

"Already under tremendous finan-
cial constraints, the oyster indus-
try stands to suffer further eco-
nomic loss if a national standard
is not recognized for PHT," said
Congressman Boyd. 'This fund-
ing will allow the University of
Florida to continue this crucial


research and keep the oyster in-
dustry viable in Florida."

Currently, there is no national
standard for the post harvest
treatment of oysters to prevent
Vibrio Vulnificus (VV), responsible
for one death and three illnesses
in North Florida last year. How-
ever, the Interstate Shellfish Sani-
tation Conference has adopted
resolutions requiring 20 percent
of all oysters to receive PHT by
2006. This funding will provide
much-needed research, evalua-
tion and practical application of
the different PHT methods, in-
cluding pasteurization, pressur-
ization, irradiation and cryogen-
ics, to help reduce health risks in
oyster processing plants.


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Pay The County Bills

$363,060.75 of County money wgs gaveled approval at the beginning
of the June 21, 2005 County C"mmission Meeting. Here is the list
from the County Finance Office.


BANK


VENDOR


BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
001121 AARON'S ELECT
000100 ACTION FIRE 6
002157 AIRGAS SOUTH,
001670 ALLTEL
00'0214 AMERIGAS
002172 APALACHICOLA
000188 APALACHICOLA
002281 ARAMARK
.03776 ARMORY BOARD
001247 BADCOCK HOME
001536 BAKER JR./WII
002383 BCC NEIGHBORS
000320 BCC ROAD AND
001854 BIG BEND EQUI
000547 C.W. ROBERTS
001721 CAPITAL HYDRA
001994 CAPITAL TRUCK
002193 CHRISTOPHER C
002381 CINGULAR'WIRE
000192 CITY OF APAL;
002290 'CLARK-MUNROE
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001448 COMMERCIAL SC
000872 DEPT OF MANAC
002346 ELAN FINANCIAL
001853 FAMILY DOLLAR
002265 FIRST CALL Ti
001259' FLEET SUPPLY
000226 FLORIDA MEDIA(
001671 FLORIDA MUNI(
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000832 FRANKLIN CO I
001830 GANDER AUTO I
001900 GT COMMUNICATE
002285 GULF COAST AC
000138 GULFSIDE I.G
001358 HARBOR ELECT
001937 HILL MANUFAC'
000395 HOLLEY, INC.
000626 ISLAND DRIVE
000144 J. V. GANDER
000143 JACKSON AUTO
002153 JONES/HARRIS(
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000283 KELLEY FUNEBR
000211 KETCHUM, WOOI
000913 KIRK'S ICE
000146 LANIER HEALTi
000429 LEITZ & REED
002235 LEPRECHAUN El
001503 LIBERTY COMMIT
001402 LUBERTO'S
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002382 METEORLOGIX
000149 MILLER MARINE
000151 MILLER WELDII
002348 MORBARK INC
002354 NASHTECH INC
001101 NE-RO TIRE &
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001278 PARKER SERVI(
000162 PITNEY BOWES
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001812 TRACTOR & EQI
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32759 06/21/05
32760 06/21/05
32761 06/21/05
32762 06/21/05
32763 06/21/05
32764 06/21/05
32765 06/21/05
32766 06/21/05
32767 06/21/05
32768 06/21/05
32769 06/21/05
32770 06/21/05
32771 06/21/05
32772 06/21/05
32773 06/21/05
32774 06/21/05
32775 06/21/05
32776 06/21/05
32777 06/21/05
32778 06/21/05
32779 06/21/05
32780 06/21/05
32781 06/21/05
32782 06/21/05
32783 06/21/05
32784 06/21/05
32785 06/21/05
32786 06/21/05
32787 06/21/05
32788 06/21/05
32789 06/21/05
32790 06/21/05
32791 06/21/05
32792 06/21/05
32793 06/21/05
32794 06/21/05
32795 06/21/05
32796 06/21/05
32797 06/21/05
32798 06/21/05
32799 06/21/05
32800 06/21/05
32801 06/21/ 05
32802 06/21/OS 05
32803 06/21/ 05
32804 06/21/ 05
32805 06/21/05
32806 06/21/05
32807 06/21/05
32808 06/21/05
32809 06/21/ 05
32810 06/21/OS 05
32811 06/21/05
32812 06/21/05
32813 06/21/05
32814 06/21/05
32815 06/21/OS
32816 06/21/OS 05
32817 06/21/05


GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT

FUND RECAP:
FUND DESCRIPTION

001 GENERAL FUND
120 FINE AND FORFEITURE
137 FRANKLIN CO PUBLIC LIBRARY
140 ROAD AND BRIDGE
141 LOGT ROAD PAVING
142 MOSQUITO CONTROL
150 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZTN CDBG
163 ENHANCED 911 FUND
170 AIRPORT FUND
180 AFFORD.HOUSING ASSIST TRUST
TOTAL ALL FUNDS


BANK RECAP: "
BANK NAME

BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
TOTAL ALL BANKS


AMOUNT

6,211.00
60.00
53.83
757.00
160.00
335.26
25.49
232.79
1.00
3,758.60
129.25
15,614.00
9,528.40
259.99
40,036.65
394.32
158.86
625,. 00
227.27
1,408.81
137.86
573.28
318.90
184.19
1,971.22
34.00
965.00
298.84
29,188.84
134,653.00
59.0p
138.00
25.38
,9,688.28
1,834.49
11.88
2.11
251.00
361.46
1,020.98
171.08
128.06
4,833.50
5,000.00
735.00
2,748.00
68.00
968.00
575.67
3,300.00
545.00
1,590.00
35.00
990.30
34.44
138.72
49.86
380.85
296.01
52.75
1,651.64
320.50
1,398.00
9,000.00
6,875.00
36,261.10
3,352.56
302.00
152.21
3,725.71
444.09
28.21
271.00
2,114.00
213.19
251.37
12;000.00
11.00
353.70
363,060.75


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DISBURSEMENTS'.

149,495.81
136,074.35
4,313.41
8,902.29
41,237.75
724.80
5,000.00
3,117.55
436.29
13,758.50
363,060.75 '



DISBURSEMENTS.

363,060.75
363,060.75
36,607


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"Free To Dream, Free To Ride"
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Diane Beauvais Dyal has won Second Place in the Florida Natural Areas Inventory's photo contest in the "Best Photo-
"Adult Category" with this entry featuring her husband, Andy, riding across the Gorrie Bridge on a cool fall afternoon. The
;Contest Coordinator, Kim Kibroth, mailed the notice of the prize on June 13, 2005, indicating that the photo will also be
included in an art exhibit, published in a color brochure, and displayed on the ARROW website at www.fnai.org. Mrs. Dyal
:has been employed by the Franklin Chronicle for over 9 years. Mr. Dyal is Director of Operations at the Chronicle
compound in Eastpoint, on 33 Begonia Street.


Franklin
County Takes
First Step For
Affordable

Housing
The Board of Franklin County
Commissioners proclaimed a
Resolution certifying that the new
Community Land Trust is consis-
tent with local plans and regula-
Stions on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
:The Resolution states, in part:
SWHEREAS, Franklin County rec-
ognizes the need for affordable
housing as defined in Rule
9.1-2.048 and as evidenced in the
SGoals, Objectives, and Policies of
Sthe Housing Element contained in
Sthe Updated, Franklin County
' Comprehensive Plan; and


WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
recognizes that the community
land trust model may serve as a
viable strategy to encourage af-
fordable housing in the commu-
nity; and
WHEREAS, the Franklin Cdunty
Community Land Trust is being
established in accordance with
Policy 2.3 of the Housing Element
of the Franklin CountyCompre-
hensive Plan as a strategy to cre-
ate and distribute affordable
housing throughout the County;
and
WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Community Land Trust is consis-
tent with the provisions of the
Comprehensive Plan of Franklin
County, Florida and all other lo-
cal plans and regulations; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Franklin
County Florida supports the


Franklin County Community
Land Trust as a way to facilitate
the provision of affordable,
owner-occupied housing; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 220, Florida
Statutes, provides corporate in-,
come tax credits such as. the
community contribution tax
credit program (CCTCP), as set
out in Section 220.183, Florida
Statutes,'as an incentive to do-
nate land and materials to eligible
projects for the construction of
low, very-low .income, and mod-
erate income housing; and
WHEREAS, the criteria set forth
in the Statute requires a certifi-
cation by local government that
the project is consistent with lo-
cal plans and regulations be in-
cluded in the application for com-
munity contribution tax credit.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
SOLVED BY THE FRANKLIN
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS:


1. The Franklin County Commu-
nity Land Trust, which seeks to
provide housing for very-low, low
income, and moderate income
residents of Franklin County, is
consistent with local plans and
regulations.
2. The Franklin CountyAdminis-
trator is hereby authorized and
directed to file this resolution with
the State of Florida, Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development of the Executive Of-
fice of the Governor, The Capitol,
Suite 2001, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-0001, to enable the
Franklin County Community
Land Trust to obtain approval for
its projects.
3. This resolution shall take ef-
fect immediately upon its passage
by the Franklin County Board of
Commissioners.


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