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Volume 14, Number 20 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER September 30 October 13, 2005




Surviving Hurricane Hell


Thankful Storm Family
Reunited
By Sue Cronkite
There are many stories of fear,
frustration, courage and heroism,
after the infamous Hurricane
Katrina rolled in on the Gulf Coast
during the early morning hours
of Aug. 29, 2005. Many families
will never forget the force of wind
and water which devastated
'coastal areas in Alabama, Missis-
sippi and Louisiana, and resulted
in the flooding of New Orleans
when levees broke.
Taking a direct hit from the eye of
the murderous storm was the
small town of Waveland on the
Mississippi coast. While people
were being told to leave, some
missed the message, or didn't be-
'lieve the monster hurricane would
wreak such damage.
Eliane Kirchwehm had been to see
*her husband at the Gulfport Medi-
cal Center, where Ward
Kirchwehm was in the Select Spe-
cialties section first because of a
stroke, then for operations on his
legs for blood clots. Eliane is a citi-
zen of France and the United
States. She had come from France
to look after her husband when
he became ill. "I came from the
hospital tired," she said. "The tele-
ivision news described the storm
'as being very bad. I didn't think
about it, I went to bed."
What happened next sounds like
Something out of a Jules Verne
movie. "The wind made noises
around and around the house,
then it sounded like things pop-
ping. The dog was very scared. I
heard a rushing and ran down-
stairs. Water was pushing the
door. As I ran back up the stairs
the water followed me, up, up. I
heard banging like the roof was
coming off. After a long, long time
it stopped.


"It was dark," she said. "In the
morning the water was half up the
wall of the downstairs. I swam in
the water to get food and what I
could to take upstairs. The dog
followed me, swimming in the
water. Tables, the couch, chairs,
other things bounced up and
down, moving in the water; papers
and books floated about."
When the water receded Eliane
said cabinet doors wouldn't open
and wooden desk drawers had
swelled shut. Ward's downstairs
office was a shambles. At the hos-
pital she had been given her
husband's wallet and had put it
in a drawer of his desk which was
now stuck shut. She and the dog
ate food from cans and boxes in
upper kitchen cabinets. There was
no electricity. The refrigerator
didn't work, the air conditioner
was ruined, and both cars had
been covered with salt water and
rain.
It was hot. "Everything smelled
bad," she said. At the hospital in
Gulfport, her husband was upset
when his wife didn't appear. "But
she comes every day," he told
nurses, one of them a neighbor,
Joan Orlin, who had been at work
in the hospital when the storm
struck. Their daughter Minouche
Perry tried to call. Phones didn't
work. From her home in Newport
News, VA, she tried to call police
in Waveland. "All circuits are
busy," she heard over and over.
Television news reported that
there was no power and no phone
service over a broad area along the
coast, and the levees had broken
in New Orleans. With the excep-
tion of a few stories telling that
the storm had hit the town of
Waveland head on, most of the
reports were about New Orleans
and Biloxi.

Continued on Page 10


Brainstorm Session Held

For Proposed Eastpoint

Library

Friends of the Library Supporters and Sponsors Turn Out To
Provide Ideas and Proposals for Programming the New
Library
* About 60 highly motivated supporters of the proposed Eastpoint li-
brary met Saturday morning at the Eastpoint Methodist Church to
discuss various proposals for programming the new Eastpoint Library,
intended to be the "flagship" of the Franklin County Library system.
Opening remarks were made by Friends President, Joyce Estes, fol-
lowed by Eileen Annie, Library Director. Gail Regelmeyer was the fa-
cilitator, organizing the discussion into various groups assigned spe-
cific questions about the Library. The proposed Eastpoint Library is
planned on a 13 acre tract near Indian .Creek, across from the
Sportsmen's Lodge, Eastpoint.
The public response to the questions will help organize the program
for the Library, and also assist the building planners in designing the
facility, How can we promote the library? Led the list of questions.
The remainder were as follows:
2. How can the library promote adult and family literacy?
3. What the technology needs in the new library?
4. How can your library enhance the environmental flavor of Franklin
County?
5. How can the new Library promote life-long learning among pre-
schoolers, youth ages 5-12, teens and young adults and seniors?
6. How can the library serve as a center for the county?
7. How can the library promote art and culture in the community?
8. What should be the nature and scope of youth programs and ser-
vices?
Dozens of responses were listed under each question with additions
made by the large group session after a brunch was served. A fund
raising project was also discussed briefly, indicating at least $1 mil-
lion would be needed to meet the aspirations articulated by the small
groups.


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Red Tide Still Here ........................................... 1
Surviving Hurricane Hell ........................... ..... 1, 10
Plan For Consolidated School ............................... 1
Proposed Eastpoint Library .................................. 1
Franklin Briefs ............................................... 2, 9
Editorial & Commentary ................................... 3, 4
Second Circuit Court Report........................ 5, 6, 7
Pay the County Bills ............................................. 7
FCAN ........................................ ......................... 8
Business Card Directory ....................................... 9



Red Tide Still Here

By Sue Cronkite
Oystermen watched as red tide closed the bay, then began to hope
when a north wind blew out through the cuts and passes last week.
But the joy was short-lived.
"The red tide is back now, worse than ever," said Joe Shields, with the
Division of Aquaculture, Department of Agriculture, Consumer Ser-
vices. "When the wind started there was a gradual decrease in the cell
count samples.
"Then came a dramatic increase, possibly due to Hurricane Rita,"
said Shields. "We saw the cell count get to zero. But, the bay can't
open until we get good meat samples." Oyster samples are sent to St.
Petersburg and analyzed for toxins.
"The red tide cells are tiny organisms, about 1/1000th of an inch
across," said Shields. Samples are taken every day and if the count
gets as high as 5,000 cells per liter, the bay must be closed to oyster-
ing.
"We were excited when we saw the Pell count get down to zero," said
Shields, "But the bay can't be opened to oystering until we get good
meat samples." Oyster meat samples are sent to St. Petersburg and
analyzed for toxins.
Strangely enough, shrimp and crab don't seem to be affected. Fish
are okay. "If they are caught on a hook and line and put up a fight,
you can eat them," said Shields. "If they flipping, going around and
around, don't eat them, they're sick."
"What red tide causes in people is neuro-toxic shellfish poisoning,"
said Shields. Symptoms are tingling in the fingertips and toe tips, and
stomach problems. "It affects the neurological brain to body commu-
nication, where hot feels cold and vice versa."
As to the end of the red 'tide infestation, Shields said he can't even
speculate. "I'm not encouraged," he said. '"The bay was closed to oys-
tering Sept. 2. And the red tide is as bad as when it started."
Where do we go from here? "We take samples and hope," said Shields.
The federal government is in charge of deciding when the bay opens
and closes, and when a meat sample shows contamination, there is
nothing to do but tell oystermen that they can't take oysters out of the
bay.
The sad thing is that Apalachicola Bay oysters are considered the
best eating oyster in the nation. People look for the name Apalachicola
when they buy oysters to eat.
Efforts have been, and are being made to try to eliminate the red tide
bloom. So far dumping copper suldfate didn't make any difference.
"They tried dumping clay, with the idea that the organism would bind
to the clay," Shields told Apalachicola Rotary members at their weekly
meeting.


When Ginny Warren walked around her house, her joy turned
to dismay when she saw the large tree lying on the area of
a bedroom. Her gardenia bushes were stripped of most of
their leaves and what remained was brown, said Ginny.

Laughter During Flight

From Devastation


By Sue Cronkite
While many stayed when Hurri-
cane Katrina slammed into the
Gulf Coast, more became imme-
diate refugees, fleeing for their
lives. One of those was Ginny
Warren, friend and neighbor of
Ward and Eliane Kirchwehm in
Waveland, MS. Ward was in a
Gulfport hospital, and Eliane
stayed in their home to ride out
the devastating storm.
After returning and seeing her
home split by a huge tree, Ginny
left again, taking some of the
MREs (meals ready to eat) she had
been given by national guards-
men. From a motel in Meridian,
MS, Ginny e-mailed friends about
what was happening to her and
her pets Gus and Casper. "I've
learned that MREs aren't bad,"
she wrote. "In fact, they are down-
right tasty. There are a few cave-
ats, however.
"As we were holed up in this mo-
tel and the status of my Missis-
sippi bank account was somewhat
nebulous, I began digging into my
reserve of Waveland MREs. Even
Casper the cat is curious about
the contents of these sturdy plas-
tic pouches.
"On the top flap was a cryptic
note: 'Peelable Seal!' Ha! Perhaps
if you have trained as a Navy SEAL


you could peel the pouch apart.
After ten minutes of prying with
fingernails and pulling one side
while the other was clinched in my
(newly crowned) teeth, I gave up
and dug out my scissors.
"I guess our fighting men are
equipped with Swiss Army
knives," Ginny wrote. "Now, I re-
membered all Daddy's pocket
knives buried in the muck in
Waveland. To my delight, there
was a mini Tabasco bottle in the
packet, which made the clam
chowder absolutely divine ... al-
most.
"To heat, a pouch of chowder or
fake pork ribs are to be slipped
into a long bag. On the bag it in-
structs to 'Carefully add two table-
spoons of water, put back into
main plastic pouch and (as Dave
Barry would say: 'I'm not making
this up') lean 'against a rock or
something.'
"The bathroom sink seemed like
a pretty good spot," Ginny wrote,
"as the whole pouch began imme-
diately and vigorously spewing
very hot steam." Ginny's advice
after this experience is to locate
the smoke alarm in your room
before adding those "measly two
tablespoons of water to the food
bag.

Continued on Page 10


Red Top Cafe on Highway 98 in Apalachicola has Hut Night
on Saturday and Sundays, where customers may order
their favorites or pick from the regular Red Top menu.


By Sue Cronkite
In a time of disaster from Hurri-
cane Dennis' 10 to 12 foot storm
surge there have been many in-
stances where neighbors help
neighbors in local communities.
One striking example is what Jeff
Strickland is doing for Lucille and
Bobby Saker, owners of The Hut
Restaurant which was wiped out
by the storm surge.
While the Sakers wait for con-
struction to begin on rebuilding
the popular Apalachicola restau-
rant, Strickland offered them the
opportunity to continue custom-
ers' favorites at the Red Top.
The Hut, especially busy after
church on Sundays, has moved
some of the items from their menu
to the Red Top, where customers
can order from either menu. So
far it is a successful experiment.
"We are supposed to get with a
contractor next week to get work


up and going," said Saker. ''We
don't know how long it will take
to rebuild." Strickland's generos-
ity is a bright spot after such a
tragic occurrence.
Among favorites of the Saker's
customers from The Hut are ap-
petizers, including baked oysters,
John's extra special oyster stew,
and Cajun buffalo shrimp. Sea-
food dinners include the Hut plat-
ter, deep fried Apalachicola oys-
ters, shrimp or grouper, fried,
grilled, or blackened, stuffed grou-
per, smothered grouper, sauteed
shrimp and garlic, grilled mahi-
mahi, and seafood alfredo.
Favorites on the Red Top menu
include popular breakfast items,
pork chops Cajun grilled and
teriyaki grilled, chicken breasts
grilled or smother fried, steak,
ried mushrooms, and numerous
sandwiches, including grilled
cheese, hot ham and cheese, and
bacon, lettuce and tomato sand-
wiches.


Civic Club

Hears

Architectural

Plan For

Consolidated

School, K-12


The St. George Island Civic Club
hosted Greg Kelley, architect, for
a short talk on the plan for the
new Franklin County consolidated
school to be located near
Eastpoint. The plan consists of a
series of buildings for administra-
tion and instruction on a 140 acre
tract just off of highway 98 out-
side of Eastpoint.


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A happy family: Eliane and Ward Kirchwehm with their
daughter Minouche Perry (left) at Bay Medical Center in
Panama City.


Help In Time Of Tragedy


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

September 20, 2005, 5 p.m.

Present: Commissioner Bevin-
Putnal; Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders; Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Russell Crofton and Commis-
sioner Noah Lockley, Jr.
The new Mayor of Carrabelle, Ms.
Mel Kelley was introduced to the
County Commissioners.

Department of Solid Waste
and Animal Control
INELIGIBLE DEBRIS REMOVAL:
The County's debris removal con-
tractor has one final pass sched-
uled for Friday, September 29, to
remove eligible storm debris from
Alligator Point and along U.S.
Highway 98.
After the contractor is finished,
there will remain a large amount
of debris that is ineligible for
FEMA reimbursement. Does the
Board want County crews to pick
the debris up during normal work-
ing hours or the contractor while
making his last pass?
CARRABELLE PARK UPDATE:
County crews have completed the
grubbing of the 49-acre portion of
the site for the New Carrabelle
Park Complex. We have about two
weeks left before the site is com-
pletely raked and ready to be cut
and filled. This should give the
County Engineers enough time to
finish the grading plan to guide
the cut and fill portion of the
project.
LETTER FROM CITY OF
CARRABELLE CONCERNING
NEW PARK: The City's would like
to work closely with the County
on the Carrabelle Recreation
Complex, specifically in the areas
of lighting and irrigation.
The City .is requesting that the
County 'consider installing non-
glare cut off lighting at any lighted
entrances, parking areas and ball
fields. This measure would pre-
serve and protect the night time
environment by greatly reducing
light pollution. Also, I have a meet-
ing scheduled later this week with
the City's Engineer's to discuss
irrigating the Parks with their
wastewater reuse program.
OCTOBER OUTRAGE AT THE
ARMORY: On October 1, the
Board through its Parks & Recre-
ation Department will be sponsor-
ing Professional Wrestling at the
Armory. The Great American
Wrestling Federation (AWA-GAWF)
will be holding their Coastal'
Championship title match, a tag
team title match and four other
matches, with bell time beginning
at 8:00 p.m. tickets for the event
are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for
children 6-13. Ticket can be
picked up at Armory between the
hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court
Ms. Marsha Johnson presented
the Commissioners with a list of
properties to be removed from
county inventory as obsolete or
superceded. The Board approved
the list. She also presented four
resolutions for adding unantici-
pated revenue to the General
Fund.-

Director of Administration
Mr. Alan Pierce provided the
Board with copy of fully signed
and executed lease agreement
between FWC and Franklin
County for Bluff Road Boat Ramp.
"Now we are waiting for the DEP
permit."
Commissioner Lockley traveled to
Tallahassee Monday for Congress-
man Boyd's regional healthcare
meeting. Dr. Pierce, and David
Brumbaugh, Franklin County
Health Dept., went with Commis-
sioner Lockley. Congressman
Boyd was at the meeting as well
as representatives from his other
counties. Essentially, the meeting
was organizational in nature, with
a second meeting planned for
January. At that time, the county
needs to develop a list of
healthcare requests it would like


to seek funding for as the Con-
gressman said some funds are
available.
Mr. Pierce provided the Board a
copy of DCA audit letter on the
CDBG program which funded the
Twin Lakes Road and the Lanark
Village drainage project. No action
needed.
Mr. Bruce Drye made a report
about sea turtles activity on St.
George Island.
The Board approved the St.
George Island Lighthouse Asso-
ciation to use the grassed area in
front of the county bathrooms on
St. George Island for a fund raiser
on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8:00
p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Associa-
tion is going to have a concert and
sell tickets. The grassed area will
be fenced off with temporary fenc-
ing. They will be selling beer and.
wine but in accordance to county
policy they will sell the alcohol
from a private lot. They will also
provide event insurance pursuant
to county policy. They will clean
the area up and have the tempo-
rary fence removed by noon on
Nov. 13th.
Mr. Pierce provided the Board with
copy of letter signed by the Chair-
man thanking the Division of For-
estry for their work on maintain-
ing the by-pass after Hurricane
Dennis.
He also provided the Board with
copy of fully executed Agreement
with Progress Energy for using the
Airport as a staging area in the
event of disasters.
The Board was informed that Mr.
William Key has submitted to the
Chairman of the Planning and
Zoning Commission his resigna-
tion. His unable to regularly ful-
fill his duties as a Commission
member. He lives in Commis-
sioner Lockley's district.
The Board was informed that rep-
resentatives of the county work
force met to discuss changes to
the county's health insurance cov-
erage. In attendance were: Gary
Barber-Insurance agent, and the
following county representatives:
Ruth Williams, Alan Pierce, Doris
Pendleton, Doris Gibbs, Rita
Millender, Nikki Barrack, Virginia
Messer. The renewal premium for
the current BCBS Bluechoice Plan
is $419.32 per employee. The
County was offered a plan called
Blue Options Advantage Plan for
$358.52 per employee. The com-
mittee recommends the Board
change to the Blue Options Ad-
vantage Plan. The Board ap-
proved.
The Board was provided a copy of
survey done by Florida Associa-
tion of Counties regarding county
employ& health benefits provided
by other counties. Of the 45 coun-
ties responding, 20 use Blue
Cross Blue Shield plans.
Michael Moron, Housing Coordi-
nator, recommends the following
changes to the SHIP plan.
A) Amend Housing Plan to in-
crease the down payment assis-
tance from $5000 to $10.000 per
applicant.
B) Amend Housing Plan to change
rehabs from $20,000 to $10,000
per applicant. This would allow
program to help more applicants,
and any applicant needing addi-
tional help can apply to USDA.
C) Approve Annual Report for
SHIP.
.The Board approved Mr. Moron's
recommendations.
Board clarification on opportunity
for county employees to sign up
for the partially subsidized health
insurance upon retirement. Cur-
rently the county offers a county
employee, upon retirement, the
opportunity to continue on the
county health plan with the em-
ployee paying 50% of the pre-
mium. Last year was the first year
the county offered subsidized
healthcare to county retirees, and
so the county provided prior re-
tirees with an opportunity to en-
roll when the enrollment period
opened in October. Was that a one
time offer to prior retirees? The
state of Florida also allows retir-
ees to continue on state health
insurance, but the state makes
the employee decide upon retire-
ment.-The Board approved each
year.
Board action to direct the County
Attorney to prepare a sales agree-
ment with Mr. Sammy Simmons


to purchase the land in Lanark
Village that has been a source of
contention between Mr. Simmons
and the county for the tax value,
which is $10,000. This acquisition
could be funded out of the remain-
ing land acquisition funds in this
year's budget. This is a 2 acre
parcel of land most of which is
under the power line in Lanark
that has a county road running
across it. "I recommend the Board
purchase the land out of this
year's funds to end the dispute
and to avoid litigation." The Board
approved.
Discussion of Tucker Landing
PUD and proposed amendment.
Mr. Jim Waddell, agent for the
owner, has withdrawn the amend-
ment and is going to back to the
Planning and Zoning Commission
with a revised site plan.
Board action to amend the
county's Local Mitigation Strategy
to include acquisition of water-
front land in Eastpoint and Two
Mile for the purpose of providing
the seafood industry with ad-
equate unloading facilities. The
Local Mitigation Strategy is the
vehicle for getting an application
from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation
Grant Program (HMGP) approved.
Previously, the county has re-
ceived HMGP funds to purchase
residential lots on Alligator Point.
Board action to submit an HMGP
grant to acquire five parcels of'
land near the county boat ramp
on Patton Drive in Eastpoint. This
acquisition would create about
250 feet of public waterfront. The
owner has contacted the county.
The owner must provide FEMA
with a copy of an appraisal and
then, if awarded, FEMA pays 75%
of the appraised value. Tradition-
ally, the county has not provided
any cash, so a seller must be pre-
pared to accept 75% of the ap-
praised value. The Board ap-
proved.
Inform Board that Request for
Proposal for Ambulance service is
in the paper. Proposals will be
opened at the Oct. 4th Board
meeting.
Commissioner Lockley is inter-
ested in increasing the number of
inmate squads available for work,
in the. county. He would like the
Board to write Major Watson to see
if five additional squads could be
made available, which would be,
one for each district. The Board
approved writing a letter.
Board authorization for Preble-
Rish proposal that will be reim-
bursed by FEMA for their assis-
tance in the Hurricane Dennis
debris removal. The proposal in-
cludes a flat fee of $5000 for pre-
paring bid specifications and as-
sisting the county staff in dealing
with debris removal, and then 5%
of actual construction costs for
debris; monitoring and contract
management t! The Board ap-
proved.
Board decision on URS contract.
It appears the URS proposal for
the airport entry way qualifies for
the continuing contract exemp-
tion of the Competitive Consult-
ants Negotiations Act (CCNA).
While the contract appears to be
exempt, the risk is that if the
Board is wrong, and is challenged
and loses, the Board will have to
repay the funds used. This could
be $1 Million dollars. The Board
should either request that DOT
and URS provide written confir-
mation of the CCNA exemption, or
it should go out for bid. The fees
do appear to be in line for the over-
all fee schedule. Mr. Henriquez for
URS has agreed to write a letter,
and I am waiting to hear from
DOT. The Board approved.

"First you say you do, and then
you don't"

By Richard E. Noble

Land Use Changes C-2 to
C-4
"Well, first you say you do, and
then you don't. You're undecided
now, so what are you going to do?"
This famous line from the great
melody, written by 'trumpeter
Charlie Shavers and wordsmith
Sid Robin, rumbled in my
thoughts as I listened to the board
make a rather stalling turn
around with regards to the well-
worked debate on the C-2/C-4
zoning issue out on St. George
Island.
The C-2 zoning is a strictly Com-
mercial zoning, while the C-4 is a


multi-use or either/or designa-
tion. Whether or not C-2 should
be allowed to change to C-4 is a
hot topic of debate among Island
residents and Commercial prop-
erty owners.
Under the C-4 zoriing, the skinny-
mini row type housing has flour-
ished out on the beach on St.
George Island,
Over the last several months C-2
property owners have had their
requests to change to C-4 rou-
tinely approved. Suddenly on this
particular evening three of the
commissioners (Putnal, Crofton,
and Sanders) voted to deny the
requests being made by a Sarah
Rodrique.
Sarah Rodrique is a long time
property owner and descendant of
one of the Islands original devel-
opers, Mr. Clyde Atkinson.
The initial denial seemed a rather
stalling development even to some
of those who have been providing
constant opposition to such
changes.
On the one side of this debate we
have those who fear that the Is-
land will eventually be a totally
residential development. Mr.
Crofton and Mr. Putnal are both
worried about this supposed
tragic eventuality. Mr. Putnal wor-
ries about the loss of job oppor-
tunities for the young people of
Franklin County. Mr. Crofton
worries about the residents and
frequent visitors having no Island,
opportunity to enjoy a homemade
pizza or purchase a remembrance
of their vacation to the Island. It
was even suggested at a prior
meeting on the subject that the
absence of pizza parlors and nick-
knack stores would discourage
visitors from coming to the island.
Mr. Mosconis sits on the other end
of this argument claiming that if
people could make money on the
Island opening commercial busi-
nesses they would be doing so.
There are few new business open-
ings, he claims, because of the
,seasonal nature of the Island, and
the intense pressure from sur-
rounding mainland businesses.
The businesses that are there
complain constantly and close up
regularly.
In any case, when the first parcel
request was presented to the
Board, different protesters arose
from the audience to voice their
opposition.
"I'm Tom Adams and I live on St.
George Island. This is not the first
time and it won't be the last ... I
continue to object and ask you not
to consider approving these
changes. It is continually stated
that these changes will result in
mixed usage it isn't! It is all be-
coming residential on twenty-five
foot lots. Call it what you want this
fri all.residential.,: in a highrhaz-,
ard area ... this is the \Tx',|g thith ig
,todo..I think that St. George-has
suffered by this mis-prudence.'
"My name is Paul Riegelmayer
from St. George Island. I would
ask that you all take a real hard
look at this C-2 to C-4 out on the
Island for the same reason. This
is turning into a highly residen-
tial, high density area with storm
water runoff problems. We have a
lot of septic tank systems with this
kind of development, and we all
know what happened to those
when Dennis came through. I
know that we have gone over this
a million times before, but we are
getting to the point where some-
Stimes you just got to start over.'
Mr. Mosconis then asked if these
requests had been approved by
the Planning and Zoning Board of
advisors. Alan Pierce informed Mr.
Mosconis that they all had been
approved.
Mr. Mosconis then moved to ap-
prove the request despite the pro-
Stestations. Mr. Lockley seconded,
When the nay's were called for,
Mr. Crofton voted to deny. Ms.
Sanders then decided to support
Mr. Crofton and Mr. Putnal
'jumped on the bandwagon with
his suggestion that the C-5 alter-
natives should be reconsidered.


The C-5 designation was sug-
gested months ago as a more rea-
sonable alternative to the C-2 zon-
ing. C-S would demand some type
of commercial enterprise on the
lot but also residences upstairs or
on additional levels.
"The C-5 has not moved forward,"
explained Alan Pierce, "because
hurricanes got in the way ... de-
velopers have got what they need
or what they want out of this C-4
and they don't need to have any
more benefit from the C-5. Noth-
ing has transpired probably be-
cause of indifference and prob-
lematic issues of site planning.
Can you really get more usage on
two or three lots? They need drain-
age systems and probably a cen-
tral sewer system not necessar-
ily but probably so for a C-5 sys-
tem to work. But nobody has ac-
tually worked those items out.'
"But you do need more than just
residential in this county." offered
Mr. Putnal. "I am telling you.
There are no jobs coming from this
residential. If you create a busi-
ness, you create jobs." It can only
be assumed that Mr. Putnal does
not consider all the multiple and
various jobs associated with resi-
dential construction as real jobs,
providing real employment in the
building trades, maintenance,
sale and resale, rental, cleaning
services, landscaping etc. The
density complaint and the lack of
commercial variety would be in
another category of the debate.
Ms. Rodrique had four parcels
that she wanted rezoned.
They are as follows:
Parcel 1 Lot 8,9,10 and 11, Block
3, unit 1 West, St. George Island,
Franklin County.
Parcel 2 lots 20,21,22,23,24,25,
and 26 Block 4 Unit one West, St.
George Island, Florida.
Parcel 3 lots 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and
9, Block 4, Unit 1 East, St. George
Island.,.
Parcel 4 lots I and 2, Block 4,
Unit 1 West, St. George Island,
Some of these lots were in the sec-
ond tier directly behind the
Skinny-mini's and others were
between lots which had recently
been changed from C-2 to C-4.
"We are not asking for rezoning
because we want to put in resi-
dential." offered Ms. Rodrique.
"We're asking for rezoning so that
we can use a mixed use there,
which will make it a viable oppor-
tunity for development. Otherwise
it is going to remain the way it is,
which is a very run down, very
poor area ... that does not look
good for the Island .,. that is not
an asset to the Island, or to the
commercial district."
A map was pliacd up oh the' all
which was followed by'a 'rather
confusing drironst-raiion of where
exactly these properties were and
which were being considered at
the moment as parcel I or 2 or so
on. Ms. Rodrique explained that
some of the lots being proposed
for change were smaller than the
typical Island lot, some had no
parking, and some presented
unique problems which made
them unsuitable for standard
commercial development. She


suggested that if they were to be
used as strictly commercial op-
tions, a public parking area would
have to be incorporated and other
considerations and adaptations
made.
"What we would like to do,' offered
Ms. Rodrique, 'is put a comimer-
cial enterprise on the bottom with
apartments or something on the
top. The commercial activity on St.
George will not support a business
right now. That's why you are hav-
ing such a big problem. That's why
everybody wants to go to residen-
tial. It's because it does not sup-
port a business. And then when
an owner like myself comes in and
wants to put in something that will
enhance the property and the
looks of the Island and the viabil-
ity of a business you know, we're
turned down, So we are sitting
there not being able to do anything
with this property."
"Okay, I'll consider changing my
vote," said Mr. Crofton. "I'll vote
for rezoning those four lots to C-4
... That's parcel 1."
Next, the Board went through the
procedure of denying the first
motion and then making a second
motion to approve. They then went
through a long discussion and
debate on Ms. Rodrique's addi-
tional three parcels. Eventually all
four requests were approved with
Mr. Crofton voting sometimes in
favor and sometimes to deny.

Other Consent Agenda
Recommendations
Five other considerations from the
Consent Agenda (pre-approved by
planning and zoning) were then
taken under consideration. They
are as follows:
1 A request to construct a single
family dock and boat ramp of Lot
4, New River Harbor, Carrabelle,
Franklin County, Florida, this re-
quest was submitted by GEA, Inc.
agent, for Tamara Ramsey appli-
cant. The request was approved.
2 A request to construct a single
family pier at 1693 US Highway
98, Carrabelle, Franklin County.
Request made by GEA, Inc. For
Coastal View Development, LLC,
applicant. The request was ap-
.proved.
3 lots I.& 2, Block $ Unit East,
St. George Islandand, Franklin
County from C-2 to C-4. The re-
quest was made by GEA, Inc.
agent for Shamshad Sanaullah,
This request was approved.
4 Consideration of a request for
a Sketch Plat approval of a 4 lot
subdivision named "Island
Breeze" on a 4.31 acre parcel ly-
ing in Section 21 & 28 Township
8 South, Range 6 West, Eastpoint,
Franklin County, Florida, Request
submitted by GEA, Inc. Agent for
-Steve Loire; applicant. This was
approved.
S5 A request for final plat approval
of "Red Fish Run" a 4 lot subdivi-
sion (adding one extra lot) this
parcel lying in Section 21 & 28
Township 8 South, Range 6 West,
Eastpoint, Franklin County
Florida. Request submitted by
R.T. Spohrer, owner, This was also
approved.

Continued on Page 9


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The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


30 September 2005 Page 3


Shades of the Mississippi and Louisiana Hurricane
Experience Gain Foothold in Franklin County

Dept. of Transportation Slow

in Recognizing Need For

Escape Route For County

Residents And Visitors

The Dept. of Transportation seems incapable of exercising the appro-
priate responsibility to plan for a better escape route out of Franklin
County. This need has been discussed often at County Commission
meetings, but the Dept. of Transportation says it needs an "official
request" to conduct a feasibility study for a four lane highway into
Tate's Hell (state owned land, some of which is managed by the Forest
Service). Instead, this Florida Agency is content to throw $50 million
dollars in repairing highway 98 between Eastpoint and Carrabelle, at
about $ 1 million per year for the next twenty years. Yes, it is possible
to retain a scenic byway, and yet have a four lane escape route linking
Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, and Carrabelle, perhaps incor-
porating portions of the highway going north from Carrabelle, jointing
highway 20 into Tallahassee.
I asked a simple question to the public affairs office at the Chipley
location, "Why hasn't a study been completed on the evacuation route?"
The response came back from the Chipley office, "I have received no
requests to do such a study."
One wonders if this agency surveys the public interest in public evacu-
ations during hurricanes as often as they work on Highway 65 North,
or the road connecting Eastpoint and Carrabelle, which is continually
washed out after each major storm. One would think that such an
agency would on their own initiative, with the public interest at the
forefront, look into the need for an evacuation route.
During the last portion of Hurricane Dennis, there were no open roads
out of the county for a time. The experience in Mississippi and Loui-
siana from Hurricane Katrina, one would think, might stir some con-
cern for escape routes in Franklin County, especially in light of devel-
opment plans for several communities to eventually come on line in
the next 20 years or so. It would seem such bureaucratic behavior
would be a repeat of the problems experienced in Mississippi and
Louisiana in the midst of hurricane Katrina. But apparently these
bureaucrats learn hard. The kind of response I received to a simple
|question would appear to call for some initiative on the part of the
Dept. of Transportation instead of stonewalling the situation on the
shoulders of the Franklin County Commission. Apparently, some kind
of disaster has to occur before the Dept. of Transportation would pay
attention to this problem. In the meantime, some dismissals among
the laggards in this Agency would seem very much in order.
Tom W. Hoffer
Publisher


From The 1000 Friends of Florida

The Florida Community

Land Trust Institute

While Florida's land values continue to climb, and as communities
grapple with the complex issues of sustainable affordable housing,
local governments and their non-profit partners are examining alter-
native models for addressing the long-term needs of residents least
served by the prevailing market.
A community land trust can benefit low-income families by providing
access to affordable housing in high cost, service-industry dependent
areas, while keeping housing affordable for future residents. Just as
importantly, the CLT model can be used to capture the valu6 of public
investment for long-term community benefit.

What Is A Community Land Trust?
A community land trust refers to the vehicle of separating land from
building (house) for the purpose of transferring title to the house with-
out selling the land. It also denotes the non-profit organization that
holds the title to the land and manages the ground leases on commu-
nity land trust properties.
Homeownership becomes more affordable because the transfer of title
to the homeowner does not include a fee interest in the land; the sale
price is based on the value of improvements, without the value of the
land. The land is owned by a 501(c)(3) corporation which provides a
99-year ground lease to the homeowner.
The ground lease has a resale provision which ensures the property
will be affordable in perpetuity. The home must be sold to an income-
eligible buyer at an affordable price. The resale provision will typically
provide a reasonable return to the homeowner, but the appreciation
may be far less than standard market appreciation. The resale provi-
sion will also typically provide a right of first refusal in favor of the
CLT.
From the standpoint of the buyer, the CLT home provides
homeownership in a market where the alternative is to rent or move
away. From the standpoint of the local government, society, funders
providing subsidy, and affordable housing advocates in general, the
CLT provides a way of creating permanent housing stock with a single
subsidy.


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September 30, 2005


Publisher ....... Sue Cronkite
Director of Operations. Andy. Dyal
Contributors ............ Dawn Radford
............ Carol Noble
........... Richard Noble
........... Skip Frink
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and Production Artist .. 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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The Florida Community Land Trust Institute Provides
Assistance With:
* Assessing whether a community land trust is appropriate for your
community and, if so, which model makes the most sense for your
community.
* Understanding the terms of the ground lease and options for resale
provisions.
* Start up for the non-profit community land trust.
* Capacity building for the non-profit community land trust.
* Homebuyer counseling for community land trust purchasers.
* Internal operations and marketing for the community land trust.
* Legal questions such as title and real property tax issues.
* All manner of real property development and financing issues.
The Florida Community Land Trust Institute is a collaboration be-
tween two statewide 501(c)(3) organizations, 1000 Friends of Florida
and the Florida Housing Coalition. It is headed by Jaimie Ross, Attor-
ney-at-Law, and Affordable Housing Director at 1000 Friends of Florida.
Training and the technical assistance team is headed by Wight Greger
and Stan Fitterman of the Florida Housing Coalition. For more infor-
mation, call the Florida Housing Coalition at 850-878-4219 or email:
jaimieross@aol.com.


About Rural Health

Financial Services, Inc.

Rural Health Financial Services, Inc. was formed in 1987 as a re-
sponse to the Washington State mandated budget process and the
need for financial support other than that provided by accounting
firms. In 1989, the company was approached by the University of
Washington to participate in a Community Health Services Develop-
ment, CHSD, project that focused on the role of the community in the
healthcare environment. Our portion of the CHSD project was to de-
velop a financial review process that would evaluate the financial sta-
tus of the healthcare delivery system so that a strategic plan could be
developed to stabilize the financial viability of the rural health system.
In February 1998, the financial review process was modified to ad-
dress the financial review needs for the State of Georgia through the
Georgia Health Policy Center. Through these two projects, we have
conducted approximately sixty (60) such financial reviews around the
country including four (4) in Alaska. We were also requested by the
Georgia Health Policy Center to develop a Critical Access evaluation
model and assist the State in developing the financial review process.
The Critical Access Model was developed and approved by CMS, then
HCFA, and we have worked with several hospitals in making the tran-
sition to the Critical Access Hospital program. We currently have a
contract with the Arizona State Office of Rural Health to conduct our
financial evaluation for potential Critical Access Hospitals, Prior to
Critical Access we worked with the State of Montana on their Medical
Assistance Facility (MAF) and the EACH/PCH grant for the State of
Washington.
Rural Health Financial Services, Inc. worked with the University of
Washington and the National Office of Rural Health Policy to evaluate
the financial impact of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 on
Rural Hospitals. In February 2000, we made a presentation to the
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health, in Washington D.C.
regarding financial issues facing rural healthcare systems and our
concerns regarding the Balance Budget Act. In June 2000, I received
a congressional appointment from Washington Senator Murray and
was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health, a
sixteen-member committee, by the Secretary of Health, the honorable
Donna Shalala. I am currently, one (1) of four (4) members,.providing
tech.ricii assistance to the University of North Carolina regarding the.
development of a National Critical Access Hospital financial indica-
tors pro'0jct that Preston is currently a participant.
Besides the projects listed above, Rural Health Financial Services,
Inc. is involved with several hospitals in Georgia, Idaho, Montana,
Washington, Alaska and Utah doing reengineering, operational over-
views, financial modeling, board education, and other various projects.
Over the course of business, we have developed a detailed financial
feasibility template for evaluating operations and the potential of cov-
ering a debt service for a new facility. We have completed several fi-
nancial feasibility studies for hospital applying for various grants or
building new facilities. These facilities are located in Alaska, Montana
and Idaho.
Dave Bark is the Principal of Rural Health Financial Services, Inc. He
is the founder of the company and has, thirty-three (33) years" experi-
ence in the hospital industry. Eight (8) of those years as a Chief Fi-
nancial Officer, CFO, for the hospital in Anacortes, Washington, from
1979 to 1987. Dwenith Pitts has been with the company for almost
five (5) years. She brings twenty three (23) years of healthcare experi-
ence with fourteen (14) of those years as the CEO at Prosser Memorial
Hospital in Washington State.


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United Methodist Church

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Sunday Night 7:00 p.m.
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"Walking in Christ"


Ben And E Pluribus Unum

When asked to cite our country's national motto, most citizens re-
ceive a failing grade, including many teachers whose classroom walls
are bare of the motto.
Benjamin Franklin, along with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson,
served on the original committee Congress appointed to design an
emblem that best represented the new nation. Due to more pressing
national priorities, Franklin served for only a short time. A subse-
quent committee did ultimately conjure up the Great Seal design that
we know today. Although the Great Seal of today is not the same as
the one Franklin, Adams and Jefferson presented to Congress on
August 20. 1776, it nevertheless contains the national motto E Pluribus
Unum, as the three founding fathers recommended.
Congress officially adopted the motto, E Pluribus Unum, (Latin for:
out of many, one), which is inscribed on the Great Seal, and appears
on the back of our coins, on June 20, 1782. Although Franklin's for-
mal education consisted of only two and half years, with one year at
Boston's Latin School, he knew enough about Latin to appreciate the
motto's deeper meaning. Thus to Franklin, the motto was more im-
portant than the Great Seal.
The original motto reflected our Founder's strong determination to
create a single nation from a collection of states. (As far back as 1754,
Franklin through his Albany Plan, offered the first proposal of uniting
the colonies. On May 9, 1754 he printed in his newspaper, The Penn-
sylvania Gazette, America's first editorial cartoon depicting the "Join
or Die" disjointed snake, having an E Pluribus Unum theme.) How-
ever, with the passing of time, the motto has come to represent our
country's goal of making one unified nation consisting of people from
many different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
Historians have frequently declared Franklin our country's First Ameri-
can. For it was Franklin who perhaps more than any other founding
father, witnessed firsthand England's oppressive, discriminating caste
system. Franklin ultimately looked upon America and its 13 colonies
as a country of diversity, enjoying varied cultures, multi-races, nu-
merous beliefs, and a political system that when collectively enjoined,
could become one nation united by all of its citizens. Thus it can truly
be said that Franklin was earnestly advocating the principles of E
Pluribus Unum long before it became the national motto.
Franklin believed that for the new nation to succeed as "one," bigotry,
prejudice, racism, and other forms of divisive and socially harmful
behavior must be overcome. Today's parents, educators and employ-
ers Can carry on with Franklin's zeal for a united nation by reminding
youth and employees about the national motto's contemporary mean-
ing, and how intolerance, prejudice, and other forms of hatred under-
mine the motto's purpose. Collectively, much can be done to curb
intolerance and bigotry, unifying society into one.
For a free copy of the national motto's history, parents, teachers and
business leaders can email their request to bfip@bfip.org. Included is
a contemporary E Pluribus Unum poster. Since Franklin and other
founders of our nation strived for unity while representing diversity
- a challenge we must continue posting our national motto in
classrooms and on workplace bulletin boards will help remind youth
and adults of the motto's purpose both past and present.
John Walburn Secretary
Benjamin Franklin's Integrity Project
www.bfip.org bfip@bfip.org
1-785-749-6526
Ottawa (Franklin County) KS

Dixie Season Opens With A


Home Run


The Dixie Theatre kicks off its
eighth professional season next
month with the bases loaded in
Rounding Third by award-winning
author Richard Dresser. Round-
ing Third is the tumultuous jour-
ney of two mismatched Little
League coaches from their first
tentative meeting to the climactic
championship game. As the
stand-in for the team, the audi-
ence is addressed directly by the
coaches, who display markedly
different personal circumstances
and philosophies about the game.
The two never agree and yet they
are both',right, according to the
playwright. Don is a die-hard, vet-
eran coach who wants to win at
all.costs and whose son is one of
the best players on the team,
Michael, an idealistic newcomer
to the sport (whose prior sports
experience is limited to,curling, a
Canadian game played on ice with
granite stones), wants a special,
un activity with his son, who
proves to possess little talent for
baseball.
Don and Michael's clashes about
how to coach this team bring up
questions about the nature and
value of competition in sports and
life and the challenges of
parenting the all-American boy.
Throughout the season, these two
men learn a lot about themselves,
face personal disappointments,
discover what makes a great
coach, and create the most un-
likely friendship. This touching
play was chosen because it has
been highly regarded wherever it's
run. A comedy with big league
themes, it hits a home run with
audiences everywhere.


ST.JAMES
S A Y


Rounding Third appeared off-
Broadway at the John Houseman
Theatre after regional productions
in Chicago, Laguna Beach, and
the Old Globe in San Diego..
"Rounding Third is a witty and
often touching play about one of
America's greatest institutions -
Little League Baseball." -
nytheatre.com. "Their clash of
styles and wills drives this funny,
acerbic and touching play through
'the bumpy terrain o.f fatherhood
and baseball." Playbill. "As a
writer, Dresser embodies the abil-
ity to channel the voices of real
people. You will recognize your -
neighbor, your brother, and
maybe yourself." nytheatre.com
About the playwright: Richard
Dresser's plays are widely pro-
duced in New York,.regionally and
in Europe. Dresser has written
extensively for all mediums. E.g.,
television audiences will remem-
ber Dresser from his HBO series
"The Days and Nights of Molly
,Dodd" and "Vietnam Stories",
ABC's "The Job with Denis Leary"
and the CBS award winning se-
ries "The Education Of Max
Bickford" with Richard Dreyfuss.
Performance Dates: October 20-
30, 2005- Thursday, Friday, Sat-
urday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at
3:00 p.m. Don't miss your chance
to step up to the plate, call the
Dixie Theatre Box Office for res-
ervations at 850-653-3200.
To join or leave the Dixie Theatre
e-mailing list: send an email to
dixielist-request@dixietheatre.
com. Put the single word leave or
join as the only line in the body of
the message. Encourage your
friends to join the list so they can
remind you, too!


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


EDrIORIAL & COMMENTARY


Homestead
Tax

Exemption
By Bob Wharrie
SThe Florida Constitution provides
cfor a property tax exemption of the
first $25,000 of the assessed value
C of a person's homestead which re-
sults in a savings of approximately
$500.00 on the property taxes.
ch o It is available to Florida residents
Swho own the property and make it
their residence on January 1 of the
year in which the exemption will
apply or make it the home of some-
one legally or naturally dependent
on the owner on that date.
Application for the exemption must be made in person at one of the
County Property Appraiser's Offices prior to March 1 of the year in
which you desire to claim the exemption. You are encouraged to file
as soon as possible once you own your home, occupy it, and make it
your legal residence. You should contact the Property Appraiser's Of-
fice to determine what documentation that you need to show owner-
ship and residence to qualify for the exemption.
It is necessary to apply for the homestead tax exemption in the first
year in which you wish to qualify for it. Once you qualify for the ex-
emption, the Property Appraiser's Office will mail a receipt to you
each year in January. Then it is necessary only that you notify the
Property Appraiser's Office if you no longer qualify for the exemption.
You no longer qualify for the exemption if you sell or otherwise dis-
pose of the property, you no longer have equitable ownership of it, if
you cease to use the property as your homestead, or "when the status
of the owner changes the exempt status of the property," (such as
when someone legally or naturally dependent on the owner is no longer
dependent on him or her.) If you fail to notify the Property Appraiser's
Office that you no longer qualify for the exemption, you can be held
liable for back taxes (for up to ten years), interest of 15 percent per
annum and a penalty of 50% of the back taxes.
Save Our Homes Cap
Property taxes are based on the assessed 'just value" of the property
on January 1 of each year. the "just value" is the assessor's estimate
of what the net proceeds of sale would be if the property were sold.
The Save Our Homes law provides that the assessed value of a person's
homestead can be increased only three percent over the previous year's
assessment. If ownership of the property is changed, the assessed
value will be what the net proceeds of sale would be during that year.
The three percent cap goes away. That is why new owners are some-
times shocked to learn that the property taxes have doubled or tripled
because of the change in ownership.
If you have any questions, contact: Robert E. Wharrie, P.A.; Robert
E. Wharrie, Esq. or C. Byron Stout, III, Esq.; Telephone (727) 346-
9555 Facsimile (727) 346-0013; 5503 38th Avenue North, St.
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It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big
Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as
if they were swimming in Tupelo honey..Those inside paid silent hom-
age to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV storm
teams warn of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing surprising
there. Hurricanes in August are as common in this town as hangovers
on Ash Wednesday.
But the next day the storm gathered steam and drew a bead on the
city. As the whirling maelstrom approached the coast, more than a mil-
lion people evacuated to higher ground. Some 200,000 remained, how-
ever the car-less, the homeless, the aged and infirm, and those die-
hard New Orleanians who look for any excuse to throw a party.
The storm hit Breton Sound with the fury of a nuclear warhead, push-
ing a deadly storm surge into Lake Pontchartrain. The water crept to
the top of the massive beam that holds back the lake and then spilled
over. Nearly 80 percent of New Orleans lies below sea level more than
eight feet below in places so the water poured in. A liquid brown wall
washed over the brick ranch homes ofGentilly, over the clapboard houses
of the Ninth Ward, over the white-columned porches of the Garden Dis-
trict, until it raced through the bars and strip joints .on Bourbon Street
like the pale rider of the Apocalypse. As it reached 25feet (eight meters)
over parts of the city, people climbed onto roofs to escape it.
Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated
by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the
flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be
rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big
Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people
were homeless, and 50,000 were dead. It was the worst natural disas-
ter in the history of the United States.
When did this calamity happen? It hasn't yet. But the doomsday sce-
nario is not far-fetched. The Federal Emergency Management Agency
lists a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the most dire threats
to the nation, up there with a large earthquake in California or a terror-
ist attack on New York City.
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Ray Nagin knew. President Bush knew: and by the time Katrina winked
at New Orleans and began her slow shuck and jive toward the city,
everyone in the country knew.
The two-day window from the time Katrina took aim till she blasted
ashore was wide enough that more could and should have been done
to evacuate the city as well as protect those unable or unwilling to
leave.
A few mornings ago the Drudge Report featured photos of hundreds
of school buses sitting impotently in fields with water up to their wind-
shields. Mayor Nagin, why weren't those buses deployed when the
evacuation began?
Gov. Blanco, how many of Louisiana's Army and Air National Guard,
which consists of 74 units spread among 43 cities and towns and
numbers some 11,500 were rallied and ready?
It's no secret that New Orleans isn't exactly a city of saints. In 2003 an
experiment was conducted in an urban neighborhood to test the resi-
dents' trust in police officers. Undercover cops throughout the day
discreetly fired over 700 blanks. Not one person called the police!
Mr. President, we're aware that state and local governments have pri-
mary responsibility in dealing with local disasters. We know FEMA's
function, created in 1979, is to "assist" local and state governments.
But Mr. President, we can't help wondering why in the two days America
watched Katrina closing in you didn't rally the National Guard, FEMA,
The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and every other agency. What
went wrong? Was there a colossal communication breakdown?
Katrina is a disaster that will be studied for years. There, will he plenty
of blame to go around. If we're lucky, maybe we'll learn at least enough
to prevent a catastrophe of this magnitude from ever happening again.
Chip Ballard is a writer and educator living in Zolfo Springs. He wel-
comes your e-mail at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.



Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library's WITH-IT! participants will travel,
to Falling Waters State Park in Chipley on Saturday, October 8th for a
fun-filled field trip. Falling Waters is the site of the highest waterfall in
Florida. For information, contact one of the WITH-IT! coordinators at
670-5250, 653-2784, or 697-9216.
The Wild BEAR (Because Everyone Adores Reading) book club will
meet on. Tuesday, October 4th at the Library in Eastpoint beginning
at 7:00 p.m. All the good books read during the summer and a book
list for the upcoming year will be discussed. Call Judi at 670-4423
with comments or questions.
The Carrabelle branch will hold its book social on Thursday, October
6th beginning at 5:30 p.m. Call Carolyn at 697-2366 for further infor-
mation.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs FROG, WITH-IT!
and TIGERS are offered at no cost to participants. Registration how-
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that could be distributed from the fund at the artificially low level of
$193 million, with no provision for annual increases as the cost of
housing continues to climb.
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facilitated by 1000 Friends of Florida, the Florida Housing Coalition, .
the Florida Association of Realtors and other members of the Sadowski
Work Force Housing Coalition. House Bill 1889 allocates $250 million
for hurricane housing funding and $193 million for affordable hous-
ing, for a total of $443 million for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. Begin-
ning in July 2007, the trust is capped at $243 million, with provisions
for a small annual increase related to doc stamp collections. The bill
also includes technical language that classifies the $243 million as
"recurring revenue," meaning that this is the base amount that will
be included in the trust fund in subsequent years.

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structure needs when certain planning standards are adopted; it also
"promises" $750 million per year in recurring annual appropriations.
It requires that all Capital Improvement Elements must demonstrate,
through a "financial feasibility test," that adopted levels of service for
required concurrency facilities can be met and maintained, and re-
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major loophole, as once the proportionate share is paid, development
is allowed regardless of concurrency shortfalls.
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out or no-growth areas. Local governments are encouraged to adopt a
vision and urban service boundary; and if they do, state and regional
map amendment reviews are waived in favor of the small-scale amend-
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first annual report on all aspects of growth management in January
2007. : .
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Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge William L. Gary
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider
By Carol Noble
September 13, 2005

All persons listed below are innocent until proven otherwise in
a court of law.

PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
Baucham, Robert T: Charged with child abuse on July 3, 2003. Bond was
$1,000.00. Defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings.
Pre-trial conference continued to October 11, 2005.
Flowers, Lance: Charged with burglary of a conveyance on December 22,
2003; charged with burglary of a conveyance on April 2, 2004. Total bond was
$7, 500.00. Defendant was represented in court by Attorney Gregory Cummings.
Pre-trial conference continued to October 11, 2005.
Harris, Omarsharek A: Charged with sexual battery by some force and vio-
lence, lewd or lascivious battery on January 14, 2005; charged with posses-
sion of controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver on January 14, 2005;
charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on January 14, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. Defendant was represented in court by Attorney
Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial conference continued to November 15, 2001

ARRAIGNMENT
Amerson, Andrew Jack: Charged with sexual battery involving serious physical
force on July 6, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of
not guilty dated August 2, 2005. Case management continued to November
15, 2005.
Bailey, Cristal Denise: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm
on July 7. 2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a plea of not guilty. Case man-
agement continued to November 15, 2005.
Brandon, Donna: Charged with worthless check over 150 dollars on August
9, 2005. Bond was $630.00. The State dropped all charges on September 7,
2005.
Buffkin, Robert Charles: Charged with possession of controlled substance,
possession, of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia on April 24, 2005. De-
fendant was present in court and entered a plea of no contest. Case manage-
ment continued to November 15, 2005.
Caldwell, John Robley Jr: Charged with possession of controlled substance
(cocaine) on July 27, 2005, Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case management continued to
October 11, 2005.
Cooper, Robert A: Charged with arson (first degree) on August 9, 2005. De-
fendant was incarcerated, The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case management
continued to October 11, 2001
Cox, Shelley D: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery, posses-
sion of cannabis, drug paraphernalia use or possession, criminal mischief on
August 13, 2005. Bond was $11,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudica-
tion withheld, Defendant was sentenced to 8 days in jail with 8 days credit for
time served; 24 months probation; substance abuse evaluation & treatment;
weekly AA; random testing for drugs & alcohol; $510.00 costs, Restitution
reserved, 90 days.
Dalton, Billy Daniel: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony)
on June 27, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court and entered a plea of not guilty, A public defender was appointed. Case
management continued to October 11. 2005.
Daniels, Andre: Charged with possession of controlled substance with intent
to sell or deliver on July 27, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not
guilty. Case management continued to November 15, 2005,
Dejuan, Pedro Juan; aka Pedro Juan Guatemala: Charged with sexual bat-
tery by familial or custodial authority on July 7. 2005. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger who entered a written plea of not guilty dated September 6, 2005. Case
management continued to December 13, 2005.


Emswiler, George I: Charged two times with worthless check over 150 dollars
on August 8, 2001. Total bond was $2,894.85. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case
management continued to October 11, 2005.
Holmes, Michelle: Charged with grand theft on August 25, 2003. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld, Defen-
dant was sentenced to 40 days in jail with 40 days credit for time served; 24
months probation (concurrent); $410.00 court costs and fees; $562.00 resti-
tution at $25.00 per month.
Johns, Royce L: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams
on August 8, 2005. Bond was $ 1,00000. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case man-
agement continued to November 15, 2005.
Jones, Johnny L: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 24,
2005; charged with possession of controlled substance (cocaine) on June 24,
2005; charged with sale of controlled substance on August 5, 2005; charged
with two counts possession of controlled substance with intent to sell or de-
liver on August 5, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea
of not guilty dated September 9, 2005. Case management continued to No-
vember 15, 2005.
Kennedy, Donna D: Charged two times with sale of controlled substance on
August 5, 2005. Total bond was $50,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest,
Adjudication withheld. Defendant was sentenced to 30 months probation (con-
current); substance abuse evaluation and treatment; random urinalysis for
no drugs or alcohol: $920.00 court costs and fees.
Kriss, Thomas M: Charged with aggravated assault with firearm on July 18,
2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attor-
ney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of not guilty dated August
16, 2005. Case management continued to November 15, 2005.
Ladner, Katherine Diane: Charged with possession of controlled substance
without prescription, DUJ, possession legend drug without prescription, pos-
session of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia on May 22, 2005. Bond
was $1,465.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Richard
H. Smith who entered a written plea of not guilty dated September 12, 2005.
Case management continued to November 15. 2005.
Lucy, Jacqueline M: Charged with possession of controlled substance, pos-
session of paraphernalia on July 23, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
plea of pot guilty. Case management continued to November 15, 2005.
McAnally, David E: Charged two times with sale of controlled substance on
August 5, 2005. Total bond was $50,000.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of not
guilty dated September 1, 2005. Case management continued to November
15, 2005.
Morales, Jose L:'Charged with possession of controlled substance (cocaine),
trespass of structure on June 22, 2005. Bond was $10.250.00. The defendant
was present before court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
plea of not guilty. Case management continued to October 11, 2005,
Morrow, Shannon Lee: Charged with sale or possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of school on July 21. 2005. Defen-
dant on conditional release. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of not guilty dated Septem-
ber 6, 2005. Case management continued to November 15, 2005.
Mynch, Sean P: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on
August 10. 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adju-
dicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 11 days in jail with 11 days credit
for time served; 18 months probation; no driving without valid drivers license:
$410.00 court costs and fees.
Parramore, Floyd B: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
July 18, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case
management continued to October 11, 2005.
Patterson, Zachary W: Charged with two counts possession of controlled sub-
stance, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia on August
5, 2005. Bond was $6,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of not guilty dated
August 16. 2005. Case management was continued to October 11,.2005.
Pool, Franklin R. H: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 24,
2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case management
continued to October 1 1. 2005.
Rouse, Jonathan M: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
July 21, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of not guilty
dated August 16,: 2005..C:.i-- n .ijn r.,s-r, i:,:Inlir,ued to October 11, 2005
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Russell, Lawrence Eugene: Charged with possession of controlled substance
(cocaine) on August 16, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated, The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of
no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in
jail with 28 days credit for time served; 24 months probation; random urinaly-
sis for no drugs or alcohol; $510.00 court costs and fee&
Thain, John Scott: Charged with felony DUI with property damage on July
18, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to less or
charge of misdemeanor DUI and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 57 days in jail with 57 days credit for time served; 12 months
probation; 10 years driver license suspension; 2 years interlock device; sub-
stance abuse evaluation and treatment; restitution reserved 90 days; $2040.00
court costs and fees.
Thompson, Jay L: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on July 17,
2005; charged with purchase controlled substance (cocaine) on August 25,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated
guilty. The defendant was sentenced to Count 1: 57 days in jail with 57 days
credit for time served; 24 months drug offender probation; random urinalysis
for no drugs or alcohol; 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew; $410.00 court costs and tees.
Count 2: 19 days in jail with 19 days credit for time served; 24 months drug
offender probation; random urinalysis for no drugs or alcohol; 6 pm to 6 am
curfew; $410.00 court costs and fees. Both sentences running concurrent,
Tolliver, Taureen S: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 24,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication
withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 35 days in jail with 35 days credit
for time served; 24 months probation; substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment; random urinalysis for no drugs or alcohol; $510.00 court costs and
fees.
Tucker, William Gilbert: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon,
on June 21, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management continued
to October 11, 2005
White, Joseph E: Charged with possession of controlled substance (cocaine)
on August 5, 2005; charged with sale of controlled substance on August 5.
2005. Total bond was $57,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of not guilty dated
September 8, 2005. Case management continued to December 13, 2005.
Wilson, Paul Dennis: Charged with possession of controlled substance (co-
caine) on July 28, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not
guilty. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Brown, Elijah HI: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of cocaine on June
24, 2005. Defendant was incarcerate& The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. Case manage-
ment continued to October 11, 2005.
Byrd, Billie Jo: Charged with purchase of controlled substance on December
20, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of denial dated
September 12, 2005. Case management was continued to October 11. 2005.
Chastain, Johnny: Charged with burglary of a conveyance, grand theft (third
degree) on October 31, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in viola-
tion and was found in violation of probation. Probation revoked. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 21 days in jail with 21 days credit for time served; 36
months drug offender probation: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew; random drug screening
and testing.
Cogburn, Joey C: Charged with forgery on August 9, 2002; 2 counts uttering,
1 count forgery on October 8, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
plea of denial. Violation of Probation Hearing set for October 11, 2005.
Cogburn, Joseph C: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, 2 counts dealing in
stolen property on June 28, 2003; charged with burglary of a dwelling, 2 counts
dealing stolen property on August 6, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who
entered a plea of denial. Violation of Probation Hearing set for October 11.
2005.
Dalton, Billy Daniel: Charged with grand theft on December 20, 2004. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of denial dated September 12,
2005. Case management was continued to October II, 2005.
Foster, Marvin Cleveland: Charged with grand theft on April 14. 2000. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation

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Second Circuit Court from Page 5
of probation. Probation revoked. Defendant was sentenced to 11 months, 29
days in jail with 319 days credit for time served. Costs reduced to civil judg-
ment.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with sale of controlled substance on May 7, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation
.of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 14 days in jail with 14 days
credit for time served; probation reinstated modified, all conditions reimposed.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest to another charge. Adjudication with-
held. $245.00 court costs and fees.
Lee, Robert Kevin: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 27, 2003;
charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on May 29, 2003;.charged with 10
counts uttering (passing worthless document) on September 3, 2003; charged
with uttering a forged instrument on March 20, 2004. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger who entered a written plea of denial dated September 12, 2005. Case
management continued to October 11, 2005.
Massey, Sandra: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on December 18,
2004. Defendant incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger. admitted being in violation and was found in viola-
tion of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 34 days
credit for time served; 24 months probation, modified, extended: substance
abuse evaluation and treatment; random drug testing; no alcohol.
Morrison, Crista: Charged with issuing worthless check on January 17, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation
of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months probation, modified,
extended. Previous conditions imposed.
Ratledge, Robert P: Charged with grand theft motor vehicle, burglary of a
conveyance on December 7, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
plea of denial. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.
Shiver, Kelly A: Charged with driving while license permanently revoked,
fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, with property damage on January
10, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found
in violation of probation. Probation revoked, terminated, Defendant was sen-
tenced to 60 days in jail with 29 days credit for time served. Costs reduced to
civil judgment.
Thomas, Robert Walter: Charged with sexual battery-victim physically help-
less on November 4, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of
denial. Case management continued to November 15. 2005.
Vause, Cory Dewayne: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony),
leaving scene of accident with damage to property, failure to sign summons or
citation, property damage on December 14, 2002. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler,
admitted being in violation and was found in violation. Probation revoked and
terminated. The defendant was sentenced to 41 days in jail with 41 days credit
for time served.
Vonier, Brook J: Charged with grand theft on June I, 2002;.charged with
aggravated battery great bodily harm on March 19, 2003. Defendant released
on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler and entered a plea of denial, Case management continued to
October 11, 2005.
Walden, Tanya R: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 9, 2004. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case management con-
tinued to October 11, 2005.

CASE MANAGEMENT
Amison, James Stewart: Charged with felony battery; criminal mischief on
May 17, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. Case management continued to October
11, 2005.
Banks, James Gadsden: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, posses-
sion of net larger than 2 inch stretch on November 12, 2004. Bond was
$5,000.00. The defendant was present before court with Attorney Gregory
Cummings. Case management continued to November 15, 2005.
.Banks, Picky: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession of net
-larger than 2 inch stretch on November 10, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Michael Rayne. Case manage-
ment continued to November 15, 2005.
Boatenreiter, Robby: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon
on March 28, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pretrial conference and non jury trial set
for November 15, 2005.
Boone; Daniel Ray: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession of
net larger than 2 inch stretch, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer in a
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vessel on October 31, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management contin-
ued to November 15, 2005.
Brooks, Robert Aubrey: Charged with grand theft on April 26, 2005. Defen-
dant released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Barbara Sanders and entered a plea of no contest, Adjudication with-
held. Defendant sentenced to 1 day injafl with I day credit for time served; 18
months probation; 500 hours community service; mental health counseling;
$370.00 court costs. Restitution complete.
Burns, Calvin: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer, pos-
session of controlled substance, 2 counts battery on April 12, 2005. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Gre-
gory Cummings, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. De-
fendant was sentenced to 18 months in prison, consecutive with 2 other cases.
Colella, Sharon: Charged with sale of controlled substance on July 1, 2005.
Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case management con-
tinued to November 15, 2005.
Croom, Maya: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on Sep-
tember 1, 2003. Bond was $10,000.00. The State dropped all charges on Sep-
tember 9,'2005.
Croom, Maya: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries on Janu-
ary 26, 2005: Bond was $10,000.00. The State dropped all charges on Sep-
tember 9, 2005.
Cummings, Larry: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
May 17, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Culpepper. Case.management continued to November 15, 2005.
Dail, David L: Charged with aggravated assault with firearm, battery on De-
cember 24, 2004. Defendant on conditional release. Attorney Ethan Andrew
Way to plea in absentia.
Daniels, James Ivan Jr: Charged with flagrant violation of net law on Febru-
ary 3, 2005. Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management continued to No-
vember 15. 2005.
Daniels, Loreal L: Charged with forgery, uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on April 28, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management continued to Oc-
tober 11, 2005.
Davis, John Michael: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession
of net larger than 2 inch stretch on February 25, 2005. Bond was $200.00.
The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case
management continued to November 15, 2005.
Emswiler, George I: Charged two times with worthless check over 150 dollars
on February 3, 2005. Total bond was $5,659.17. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management continued to
October 11, 2005.
Estes, Amanda: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery on Au-
gust 11, 2004. Bond was $5,500.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pretrial conference set for October 11, 2005.
Estes, Frederick Jr: Charged with grand theft on September 4, 2003. Defen-
dant incarcerated, The defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory
Cummings, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of proba-
tion. Probation revoked, Defendant sentenced to 95 days in jail with 95 days
credit for time served; Probation reinstated, concurrent with another case.
Estes, Frederick Jr: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand theft from
retail merchant on March21, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated, The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings, entered a plea of
no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 5 days in
jail with 5 days credit for time served; 5 years probation (concurrent with
other case); $410.00 court costs and fees. Restitution reserved 90 days.
Estes, Pamela Sarah: Charged with child neglect on February 7, 2005. Bond
was $3,500.00. State Attorney's Office to drop all charges.
Estes, Pamela Sarah: Charged with tampering with witness on April 11, 2005.
Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was present 'n court
with Attorney Gregory Cummings and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudica-
tion withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months probation; $410.00
court costs and fees.
Golden, John H: Charged with possession of controlled substance, drug para-
phernalia use or possession on May 5, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. Case
management continued to October 11, 2005.
Gorski, Thomas A: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on
June 15, 2002; charged with possession of controlled substance on July 22,
2003; charged with fighting or baiting animals on March 5, 2004. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney.Ethan
Andrew Way. Violation of Probation Hearing set for October 11, 2005.
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Gorski, Thomas A: Charged with sale of controlled substance on February
16, 2005; charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to sell
or deliver on February 16, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management
was continued to October 11, 2005,
Graham, Gary F: Charged with tampering with physical evidence on July 3,
2005. Bond was $4,000:00. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.
Gray, Trina D: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer, driv-
ing while license suspended (felony), resisting officer without violence on April
7, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management continued to October 11,
2005.
Hadsock, David Duane: Charged with 2 counts sale/possession controlled
substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of church on June 24, 2005.
Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case management continued to October 11. 2005.
Holland, Michael Rodney: Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on October 19, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The State dropped all charges
on September 9, 2005.
Hunnings, Carol McWhinnie: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon on March 21, 2005. Defendant was released on own recognizance.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case management continued to October 11, 2005.
Jacobs, Daniel Roy: Charged with grand theft on May 27, 2005. Bond was
$1,000.00. Case management continued to October 11, 2005 at Wakulla Jail,
Harris, Vickie Ann: Charged with cultivation of cannabis on June 7, 2005.
Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.
Jenks, Joseph A: Charged with grand theft from retail merchant on January
15, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management was continued to November
15, 2005.
Lamberson, Kyle C. Jr: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12,
lewd lascivious act on minor on December 1, 2004: charged with sexual bat-
tery by some force and violence on December 1, 2004. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Gregory
Cummings. Case management continued to November 15, 2005.
Lee, Ronald W: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on June
21, 2005; charged with grand theft (third degree) on March 22, 1988. Total
bond was $2,000.00. The defendant did show up for court and a capias (war-
rant for arrest) was issued.
Moran, Timothy R: Charged with dealing in stolen property on September
23, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management was continued to Octo-
ber 11, 2005.
Oquin, Willie: Charged with escape on April 13, 2005. Defendant was incar-
cerated, The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.
Pool, Justin M: Charged with possession of controlled substance on March
29, 2005, DUI on April 14, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management con-
tinued to November 15, 2005.
Randolph, Manuel Jr: Charged with grand theft from retail merchant on Janu-
ary 13, 2005. Bond was $7,125.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case management continued to October 11,
2005.
Ray, Dedra L: Charged with 4 counts uttering (passing worthless document)
on April 28, 2005. Bond was $3,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, entered a plea of no contest to count 1, and
was adjudicated guilty. The State dismissed charges on count 2, 3, 4. The
defendant was sentenced to 1 day in jail with 1 day credit for time served; 24
months probation (concurrent with Bay Co. case); $535.00 court costs, fees
and fines.
Rhodes, Tobias J: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
September 14, 2004; charged with throwihg'deadly missile, criminal mischief
(third degree) on September 14, 2004; charged with aggravated battery great
bodily harm on December 28, 2004; charged with aggravated battery with
deadly weapon on January 13, 2005; charged with 5 counts armed robbery
with firearm, 4 counts aggravated battery with firearm, grand theft motor ve-
hicle on February 1, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated, The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Michael Rayne. Case management continued
to October 11, 2005.

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Second Circuit Court from Page 6

Richards, Joseph D: Charged with grand theft from retail merchant on Janu-
ary 5, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. entered a plea of no contest and was adjudi-
cated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to I day in jail with 1 day credit for time
served; 24 month probation: $535.00 court costs, fees and fines.

Roberts, James Leehaskell: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, pos-
session of net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24, 2005. Defendant re-
leased on own recognizance. The defendant was present before court and was
represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management con-
tinued to November 15, 2005.

Roberts, Melody: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
May 29, 2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered plea in absentia to a misdemeanor.
Case management continued to October 11, 2005.

Robinson, Brandon Demar: Charged with 5 counts armed robbery with fire-
arm, 4 counts aggravated battery with firearm, grand theft motor vehicle on
February 12, 2005; charged with battery by inmate March, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. Case management continued to November 15, 2005.

Sanders, Anthony: Charged with 3 counts deliver of controlled substance, 3
counts false report to law enforcement officer on August 10, 2004. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.

Seamon, Tonya Charlene: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon on March 24, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was finally
present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management contin-
ued to November 15, 2005.

Segree, Crystal: Charged with sale of a controlled substance MIDMA on May
20, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00, Defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.

Sellers, Lisa Marie: Charged with 2 counts grand theft from retail merchant
on January 4. 2004. Defendant was incarcerated, The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 55 days in jail with 55
days credit for time served (each count, concurrent); 24 months probation
(each count, concurrent): random urinalysis for no drugs or alcohol; $535.00
court costs, fees and fines; $4,515.00 restitution to victim at $250.00 per month,

Smith, Jesse G. Jr: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver on February 16, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case manage-
ment continued to October 11, 2005,

Taglaris, Anthony: Charged with 3 counts uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on January 25, 2005: charged with 1 count uttering (passing worthless
document) on January 24. 2005, Total bond was $20,000.00. The defendant
was present in court and a public defender was appointed. Case management
continued to October 11, 2005.

Tarantino, Thomas C: Charged 2 times with burglary of a structure on May
9, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. admitted being in violation and was found in
violation of probation. Probation revoked and terminated. Costs reduced to
civil judgment.

Tarantino, Thomas C: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand theft (third
degree) on May 19, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty, Defendant sentenced to 36 months in prison with
117 days credit for time served; 36 months drug offender probation to follow,
concurrent with.24 months probation on other charge; restitution to victim
reserved 90 days.

Townsend, Rufus E Jr: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled substance on
August 30, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management continued to No-
vember 15, 2005.

Walker, Daniel William: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, posses-
sion of net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case
management continued to November 15, 2005.

White, Nathaniel Jr: Charged with grand theft on January 21, 2005; charged
with aggravated battery great bodily harm on May 29, 2005. Defendant was
incarcerated, The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Case management continued to October 11, 2005.

Williams, Norman B. Jr: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12
on January 11, 2005; charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12 on
March 29, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pretrial conference set for November
15,2001.

HEARINGS

Gorboa, Demecio Z: Restitution set at $83.00 per month for a total of $747.00.

Holland, Michael Rodney: Motion to suppress. The State dropped all charges
on September 9, 2005.

Sauers, John J: Motion for termination or modification of probation. Court
agreed to modify community control to straight probation.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING

Brown, Kevin Lee: Defendant incarcerated, Defendant present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation, was found in viola-
tion of probation and adjudicated guilty. Probation revoked. Defendant sen-
tenced to 68 days in jail with 68 days credit for time served; 18 month proba-
tion. conditions reimposed. Probation transferred to North.Carolina.

Goggins, William B: Defendant incarcerated. The neither defendant nor at-
torney present for court. Violation of Probation Hearing continued to October
11.2005.

Harris, Omarsharek A: Defendant incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Violation of Probation Hearing
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Arthur Jack Prophater, Jr., 69,
died September 25, 2005 at his
home ir Thomasville, Georgia. A
memorial service was held at St.
Thomas Episcopal Church in
Thomasville, officiated by Rever-
ends Chuck Bennett and Joe
Knight, former vicar at Trinity
Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola.

Jack was a top-producing real
estate sales associate with Pru-
dential Resort Realty for over
twelve years. He was an active
member of the Realtor Association
of Franklin & Southern Gulf
Counties where he served as
President and was named "Real-
tor of the Year." He helped estab-
lish the computerized Multiple
Listing Service for the Association.
He also won many national Pru-
dential sales awards. Jack served
for many years on the Franklin'
County Planning and Zoning
Commission. He loved to play golf
and will be remembered for his
humor and his great capacity for
warmth.

Born April 13, 1936, in Harriman,!
Tennessee, he was the son of the
late Jack and Dorothy Whitehurst
Prophater. He graduated from
Harriman High School, then
earned a degree in animal hus-
bandry from Tennessee Tech. His
career in sales started with Cen-
tral Soya before joining
Thomasville's Sunnyland Foods
as director of livestock procure-
ment in 1966. In 1985, he relo-
cated to the Florida Panhandle,
where he earned his master
captain's license from the US
Coast Guard and operated a char-
ter fishing business in Carrabelle.
He worked in real estate with Pru-
dential Resort Realty of St. George
Island, earninghis Florida license
in 1992 and later completing re-,
quirements for his broker's li-
cense. In 2004, he returned to
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Pay The County Bills

$1,112,802.54 was dispensed by the Franklin County Commission at
the September 20, 2005 meeting. Here is the list of bills supplied by
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Thomas County where he affili-
ated with Town and Country Re-
alty and founded Oakhurst Farm
in Coolidge, Georgia, where he
bred champion Tennessee Walk-
ing Horses.

Jack is survived by his wife of 31
years, Helen Amisson Prophater;
daughters and sons-in-law,
Sherry and Kevin Dillon of
Coolidge, Bunki and Ron Arline
ofThomasville, and Rita Amisson
of New Orleans, Louisiana; son
and daughter-in-law, Steve and
Alice Prophater of New London,
North Carolina sisters and broth-
ers-in-law, Sheila and Chip Cof-
fin and Martha and Charles
Reneau, all ofThomasville; grand-
mother, Ruth Wood, Thomasville;
aunt Scotty Prophater, Harriman,
Tennessee; six grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren; and a
host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial donations may be made
to Hospice of Southwest Georgia,
do Archbold Foundation, 910 S.
Broad Street, Thomasville, Geor-
gia 31792 or to the Ameiican Can-
cer Society, P.O. Box 1291, Al-
bany, Georgia 31702.




Willie Fest To

Honor


Solburg

An outdoor musical memorial for
William Solburg will be held Sat-
urday Oct, 22 in Crawfordville. In
addition to honoring an outstand-
ing individual, proceeds from the
event will be split between the
Franklin and Wakulla Habitat af-
filiates.

The memorial is called Willie Fest
'05 and will be held from 2 until
11 p.m. at the Harvey Young
Farm on Rehwinkel Road in
Crawfordville.

Live entertainment will be by "In-
famous musicians and friends,"
said Gail Riegelmayer. Admission
is $5. Food and refreshments are
to be sold by Riverkeepers and
other charitable organizations.

"Bring lawn chairs and blankets
for an afternoon and evening un-
der the October sky," said Riegel-
mayer. Volunteers are needed to
work one-hour shifts to 'collect
admission at the gate. 'Those who
would like to help should let me
know," said Riegelmayer.




NOW


VENDOR


BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


000239
001121
002044
001982
002157
002366
001670
002204
000255
: 000222
002172
002281
000104
001174
001666
001000
001613
000319
002383
000320
001854
.03804
002236
.03806
000547
002404
.03807
001994
000230
001731
002085
002210
000591
000593
002299
000872
001751
000303
002346
002150
001259
001671
000586
000832
001830
001900
002285
000138


A.I.P. PRODUCTS INC.
AARON'S ELECTRIC INC
ADT SECURITY SERVICES
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEM
AIRGAS SOUTH
ALLEGRA PRINT & IMAGING
ALLTEL
ANDERSON COLUMBIA CO INC
APALACHEE CENTER, INC
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANN
APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE
ARAMARK
HARD'S FINAL
ATCO INTERNATIONAL
AUTO-OWNERS INSURANCE
BAKER AND TAYLOR
BCC LOGT ROAD PAVING FUN
BCC MOSQUITO CONTROL FUN
BCC NEIGRHORHD REVITALIZE
BCC ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND
BIG BEND EQUIPMENT COMPA
BIG TOP
BRINSON SAND & GRAVEL CO
BUFFALO ROCK CO
C.W. ROBERTS CONTRACTING
CABBAGE GROVE MINING CO
CAPITAL AREA
CAPITAL TRUCK, INC.
CARSON & ADKINS
CDW GOVERNMENT, INC.
CENTURION TECHNOLOGIES
CERTIFIED PLUMBING &
CLARKE MOSQUITO CONTROL
CLERK OPERATIONAL ACCOUNT
CLOVERLEAF CORPORATION
DEPT OF MANAGEMENT SERVI
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINIS
EASTPOINT VOLUNTEER FIRE
ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES
ELSPEC, L.L.C.
FLEET SUPPLY
FLORIDA MUNICIPAL INSURA
FLORIDA RESEARCH, INC.
FRANKLIN CO PUBLIC HEALTH
GANDER AUTO PARTS
GT COMMUNICATIONS
GULF COAST AGGREGATES. LL
GULFSIDE I.G.A. (APALACH


Check Regist


ACS GOVT FINANCIAL SYSTEM
09/20/2005 13:
BANK VENDOR
BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


000140
001358
001079
001937
000395
000626
000144
000143
000429
001503
001253
001260
002407
002406
000299
001360
002354
001101
002343
002334
000589
000286
001278
000648
000419
000162
001321
001151
002103
000439
002171
002194
.03805
001972
002394
001051
.03808
000168
002405
002269
001942
002029
000312
000132
001642
000175
000205
000870


H & B INDUSTRIES, INC.
HARBOR ELECTRIC SUPPLY,
HIGHSMITH, INC.
HILL MANUFACTURING COMPA
HOLLEY, INC.
ISLAND DRIVE PROPERTIES
J. V. GANDER DISTRIBUTOR
JACKSON AUTO PARTS & ACE
*LEITZ & REED OFFICE PROD
LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS
MAGNUM SERVICES INC.
METROPLEX INDUSTRIAL SUP
MICRODATA GIS INC
MORON, MICHAEL
MUNICIPAL CODE CORP.
MUNICIPAL SUPPLY'& SIGN
NASHTECH INC
NE-RO TIRE & BRAKE SVC,
NEXTEL PARTNERS INC
NISCO SERVICE & SUPPLY
OFFICE BUSINESS SYSTEMS
OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTO
PARKER SERVICES, INC.
PEAVY & SON CONSTRUCTION
PEDDIE CHEMICAL COMPANY,
PITNEY BOWES
POLORONIS CONSTRUCTION
POSTMASTER EASTPOINT
POUNCEY/PAULA
PREBLE-RISH, INC.
PROFORMA PRINT SOURCE UN
PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA,
QUALITY PLUS
QUALITY WATER SUPPLY
REDDY ICE-ALBANY
RELIABLE CORPORATION
RENTAL MAX
RING POWER' CORPORATION
ROBIN.JONES TRUCKING COR
ROUMELIS PLANNING &
SEVEN TRENT LABORATORIES
SIGN DE-SIGN
SPEARS SMALL ENGINES & T
SPIRIT SERVICES COMPANY
ST.JOE RENT-ALL, INC.
TAYLOR'S BUILDING SUPPLY
THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
THE FRANKLIN CO CHRONIC


ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
09/20/2005 13:


BANK


VENDOR


FRANKLIN COUNLr
GL540R-V06.60 PAGE 1


CHECKS DATE

33285 09/20/0
33286 09/20/0
33287 09/20/0
33288 09/20/0
33289 09/20/0
33290 09/20/
33291 09/20/
33292 09/20/
33293 09/20/0
33294 09/20/0
33295 09/20/
33296 09/20/
33297 09/20/
33298 09/20/
33299 09/20/
33300 09/20
33301 09/20
33302 09/20
33303 09/20
33304 09/20
33305 09/20
33306 09/20/
33307 09/20
33308 09/20/
33309 09/20/
33310 09/20/
33311 09/20/
33312 09/20
33313 09/20
33314 09/20
33315 09/20/
33316 09/20/
33317 09/20/
33318 09/20/
33319 09/20/
33320 09/20/
33321 09/20/
33322 09/20/
33323 09/20/
33324 09/20/
33325 09/20/
33326 09/20/
33327 09/20/
33328 09/20/
33329 09/20/
33330 09/20/
33331 09/20/
33332 09/20/

ter
CHECK# DATE


33333 09/20/
33334 09/20/
33335 09/20/
33336 09/20/
33337 09/20/
33338 09/20/
33339 09/20/
33340 09/20/
33341 09/20/
33342 09/20/
33343 09/20/
33344 09/20
33345 09/20/
33346 09/20,
33347 09/20,
33348 09/20,
33349 09/20/
33350 09/20/
33351 09/20/
33352 09/20C
33353 09/20/
33354 09/20/
33355 09/20
33356 09/20/
33357 09/20/
33358 09/20/
33359 09/20/
33360 09/20/
33361 09/20/
33362 09/20/
33363 09/20//
33364 09/20/
33365 09/20/
33366 09/20/
33367 09/20/
33368 09/20/
33369 09/20/
33370 09/20
33371 09/20/
33372 09/20/
33373 09/20/
33374 09/20;
33375 09/20;
33376 09/20;
33377 09/20/
33378 09/20/
33379 09/20
33380 09,/20,


Check Register
CHECK# DATI


BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
000677 THE LIBRARY STORE, INC.
001812 TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT COMP
002278 URS CORPORATION
001036 VIKING OFFICE PRODUCTS
002215 WARD INTERNATIONAL TRUCK
GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT

ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
09/20/2005 13:40:08

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


33381 09/20,
33382 09/20,
33383 09/20.
33384 09/20,
33385 09/20,


AMOUNT


05 324.46
35 2,195.00
35 520.15
35 1,080.41
35 53.83
35 852.93
35 1,343.37
35 1,143.45
35 4,066.66
35 3,200.00
05 526.70
35 305.59
05 63.50
05 611.72
05 301.00
05 68.26
05 572,000.00
05 21,371.74
05 76,445.00
05 17,491.88
05 4.62
05 19.35
05 4,809.87
05 377.54
05 34,556.64
05 9,794.70
05 10,000.00
05 6,341.86
05 511.04
05 294.13
05 45.69
05 7.56
05 16,022.40
05 22,078.34
05 693.29
05 168.36
05 390.00
05 1,044.32
05 56.20
05 125.00
05 2,828.15
05 143,768.00
05 59.00
05 150.00
05 1,079.81
05 9,241.09
05 4,954.60
05 34.00 *
FRANKLIN COUNTY
GL540R-V06.60 PAGE 2
3 AMOUNT


05 96.55
05 530.52
05 38.88
05 312.60
05 228.68
05 1,146.80
05 13,754.88
05 78.62
05 9,289.82
05 432.35
05 65.00
05 88.75
05 4,170.00
05 1,000.00
05 444.87
05 516.00
05 130.00
05 10,766.26
05 661.50
'05 5 158.05
'05 337.00
'05 1,791.30
'05 587.00
'05 1,718.70
'05 349.70
'05 1,398.00
'05 10,000.00
'05 .36.00
'05 360.00
'05 6,875.00
'05 1,661.39
'05 4,108.84
'05 56.05
'05 580.41
'05 135.00
'05 54.16
'05 5,265.00
'05 10,258.21
'05 9,208.49
/05 2,368.00
/05 17,399.51
/05 750.00
/05 3,037.32 .,
/05 436.43
/05 205.92
/05 2,945.37
/05 720.00
/05 19.13

FRANKLIN COUNTY
GL540R-V06.60 PAGE 3
E AMOUNT

05 834.57
05 447.61
/05 7,163.55
/05 1,434.30
/05 2,929.24
1,112,802.54 *


Check Register


DISBURSEMENTS'"

821,735.59 ,
128,600.37
3,987.58
88,412.63 y7
34,556.64 '
17,528.13 *
2,368.00
7,131.65 G
7,451:95 ''r
1,030.00
1,112,802.54



DISBURSEMENTS

1,112,802.54'
1,112,802.54 "


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)


File No.


Date of this Notice 08/31/05 Invoice No. 12050
Description of Vehicle: Make Toyota Model Tercel Color Blue
Tag No. NO Tag Year 1988 State FL Vin No. JT2EL36Z2J0236485

.To Owner: Robert Christensen To Lien Holder:
86 11 West Angle Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34950



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
08/31/05 at the request of Mgr. of Cove Apts.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
$ 242.00 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 09/29/05 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 09/14/05 Invoice No. 12186
Description of Vehicle: Make Kenw Model TR color Green
TagNo. No Tag Year 1986. State FL Vin No. 1XKAD29X1GJ337709

To Owner: Carrolls Trucking To Lien Holder: Franklin County Board
141 Hicory Dip of Commissioners
Eastpoint, FL 32328 P.O. Box 340
Apalachicola, FL 32329


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/09/05 at the request of 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
$ 5000.00 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 10/13/05 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 09/14/05 Invoice No. 12170
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model SW Color White
TagNo. A238HP Year 1991 State FL VinNo. 3FAPP15J5MR134287

To Owner: Wesley Ganer ToLien Holder:
5241 4 Lakes Drive
Crestview, FL 32539



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/07/05 at the request of CPD 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
$ 301.00 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 10/13/05 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 indentification, 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 08/31/05 Invoice No. 12051
Description of Vehicle: Make Olds Model Eighty-Eight Color White
Tag No. NO Tag Year 1993 State FL Vn No. 1G3HN53LXPH352442

To Owner: Shannon L. Morrow To Lien Holder:
802 Gray Avenue, Apt. 1
Carrabelle, FL 32322



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
08/31/05 at the request of Mgr. of Cove Apts.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
$ 242.00 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 09/29/05 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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P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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The Attorney's Report -
Michael Shuler
Soundings Project
The James Waddell "Soundings
Project" suit involving a discrep-
ancy with the DCA and the
county's comprehensive plan was
settled and required a signature
from the Board, This action was
approved.
iurst Suit
A settlement was offered with re-
gards to the Hurst suit, This was
a suit filled by a Mr. Hurst from
Alligator Point with regards to a
Board of Adjustments rejection of
his house development plan. "Al-
though I think that you should
remain open to a settlement, I
think that the timing is not right
here ... a survey has not been
completed by the county ... and I
think that the offer of a settlement
should be rejected at this mo-
ment," The recommendation by
the Attorney to reject the settle-
ment was approved by the Board,
Shuler St. in.Eastpoint
"The conclusion is that Shuler St.
does not touch the water, It is all
landlocked and does not touch the
water, I can not see any reason
why the Board (county) would
want the property. If anyone of-
fers this property to the Board, I
would suggest that you refuse,
because this does not provide any
water access.
Road Damage
The Board had requested the at-
torney to look into an amendment
to punish people who damaged
county roads via new' construc-
tion, water lines etc. The
attorney's recommendation was
that no amendment was neces-
sary. He felt the language already
in the ordinance was sufficiently
strong. "What I recommend is that
you do enter into a contract with
the State's Attorney. They will
prosecute this as a second degree
misdemeanor which is up to a
$500 fine and sixty days in jail,"
Shade Tree Towing
It seems that a truck had been
purchased by an unnamed indi-
vidual as a part of a revolving loan
program. The truck was eventu-
ally abandoned and picked up by
Shade Tree Towing. They have it,
and if the County wants it, it will
cost the county $5000, Mr. Shuler
recommended that the county for-
get about the truck, since it is
probably not worth $5000. There
was some discussion and the At-
torney agreed to look into the situ-
ation with more detail.
Mr. Gary Shiver
Mr. Shiver, the advocate for those
being evicted from Franklin's
County's local trailer parks, was
there once again to make a re-
quest of the Commission; "1
would like the Commission to ask
the owners of these local trailer
parks to grant an extension to
these people who are being put
out of these parks for five to six
months, and to not raise their rent
until we can get these other trailer
parks into place for the people. I
also wanted to ask if there had
been any forward motion for pro-
curing the land for these other
trailer parks?"


09-30u/10-14


"No," said Ms. Saunders, abruptly.
"You were at the last meeting that
we were at," she chastised, (Meet-
ing establishing the. Franklin
County Housing Coalition)
Ms. Sanders then brought into
question the accuracy of the list
of recently sold trailer parks in
Franklin County which was pro-
vided to the Board by Mr. Shiver.
She pointed out that some of the
listings were not trailer parks, and
that some of the parks listed as
being sold were still operating as
trailer parks. Mr. Shiver tried to
defend himself by stating that the
informani-tion-was not meant to be
exact but was simply a general list
provided by a Government depart-
ment that he had contacted. Ms.
Saunders criticized Mr. Shiver for
the quality of his research and
then added; "Well, let's see what
we can do ... Gary, we appreciate
your time,"
"And I appreciate your patience,"
Mr. Shiver responded.

Telephone
Scams
Target
Hurricane

Victims
While disaster victims are work-
ing to get their lives back to nor-
mal, con artists are busy with tele-
phone scams designed to further
traumatize those who have al-
ready suffered great losses.
Officials from the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) are warning people to be
especially alert to anyone contact-
ing them by telephone claiming to
be a government official or FEMA
representative.
Recent reports of fraud include
con-artists calling victims asking
for personal information such as
Social Security and bank account
numbers so they can get them
money for repairs or rent.
Officials advise disaster victims
never to give Social Security num-
bers, personal bank account
numbers, or other financial infor-
mation to anyone who calls on the
telephone or contacts them in per-
son. FEMA does not call victims
for that information.
When people call FEMA to regis-
ter for disaster assistance, the
registration operator will ask for
the following information:
* The address of the damaged
property;
* A current address and telephone
number where the applicant can
be reached:
* Social Security number;
* Bank account-information for
electronic finds transfer;
* Your household's approximate
gross income at the time of the
hurricane;
SInformationon your insurance
coverage, particularly flood insur-
ance.
If anyone suspects fraudulent ac-
tivity, contact the Department of
Homeland Security, Office of In-
spector General hotline 1-800-
323-8603.


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adult division. The contest by the Florida Natural Areas
Inventory sought photographs that came under the inter-
pretation of "Apalachee Dreaming: The Meaning of Place."
Many of the pictures,were scenes from along the Gulf Coast,
showing the magical quality of.the water, with scenes in-
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plants emphasized.


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Hurricane Hell from Page 1

Minouche's husband Tom Perry is
Sin the military and he found sat-
ellite pictures on the internet
which showed the tops of houses
in Waveland. "Here it is," he yelled.
'There's a tree in the swimming
pool." The roof was damaged and
a cottage where Ward had lived
while building the less than two-
year-old house had also lost part
of its roof.
"What about my mother?"
Minouche asked. They could see
no movement and no person on
the satellite picture. She reported
her parents missing to the Red
Cross and they were placed on
lists on the internet. She kept di-
aling the number for the police
station and hospital and one day
the hospital answered. The nurse-
neighbor Joan was found, who
told her that her father was all
right and that she had seen Eliane
"swimming in the living room" of
the house.
There was no way to contact her
mother by telephone. On Sept. 4,
her father was brought from
Gulfport to Bay Medical Center in
Panama City. Minouche called me
when she found out where he had
been sent. I went over to check
on Ward, He didn't seem to un-
derstand about Hurricane Katrina
and the devastation. Guy
Haviland, a retired Foreign Ser-
vice officer living in Panama City
went to see about Ward. Steve
Hogland, a friend of Ward's came
by plane from Washington, DC.
When I told Ward his house was
still standing, but that the insides,
except for most of the upstairs,
had been destroyed by Hurricane
Katrina he didn't seem to compre-
hend. "But we've had hurricanes
before. They are mostly wind and
rain. The house can be repaired."
Then he would quickly ask why
his wife hadn't been to see him in
Panama.City. "She comes every
day," he repeated.
The television was on the sports
channel. "Have you watched the
news?" I asked. "Yes," he an-
swered. I wondered if he hadn't
blocked out the horrible hurricane
reports. Steve Hogland brought a
book about Paris in 1919. Ward's
glasses had been lost, so Steve
read to him. "Is Eliane all right?"
he kept asking. Minouche assured
him by telephone that her mother
would surely call when phone ser-
vice was restored.
Eliane surveyed the wreckage. "I
felt powerless,"she said. "I.didn't
know what to do. The soldiers
brought MREs (meals ready to
eat), bottled water, and ice. They
told me a place to go to get a cell
phone." Eliane was overjoyed. She
called Ward at Bay Medical, then
everyone she could think of, re-
connecting with the world.
"I was told to call FEMA, that they
were giving people $2,000. There
was $300 in Ward's billfold, but it
was in the desk drawer stuck tight
from the water. I only had a few
dollars in my purse. I called the
FEMA number and was told they
would send forms for me to fill out.
"But there is no mailbox and the
Waveland Post Office is de-
stroyed," said Eliane'. The FEMA
worker told her to call back when
she got a mailbox. At the end of
the day the phone quit working.
"I again had no way to call out,"-
she said.
Eliane walked over the devastated
area which had once been the
town of Waveland. The car deal-
ership where Ward had bought his
car was in shambles. The bank
had only pieces of the building left.
Many whose homes had been
completely destroyed congregated
in the Wal-Mart parking lot, drag-
ging out tents and camping equip-
ment. She spent her days sweep-
ing out mud and trying to clean
the kitchen.
"One day guardsmen brought a
leaflet about a 'new restaurant' in
town," said Eliane. She walked to
the area described on the flier
where members of Christian Life
Church from Orange Beach, AL,
had lunch set up under tents.
'They said they were serving 6,000
meals a day," she said.
"As we ate, a man named Ed
Solomon came to the table and
asked if there was anything the
church could do. Most said they
were okay, that they had water
and food," said Eliane. "He looked
at me and asked what I needed
most. I told him my husband had
been sent to a hospital in Panama
City, that the cell phone I had
bought didn't work, that the cars
were dead, and I had no way to
call him or to get there."
"We'll take you," Solomon told
Eliane. "When do you want to go."
"Now," she answered. "He laughed
at that." He said, "We can take you
to Orange Beach, then in the
morning, I'll drive you to Panama
City myself." Eliane went with the
church group and stayed over-
night at the Solomon home. "I had
a shower for the first time since


the storm," she said. Tuesday,
September 20th, Eliane arrived in
Panama City, was taken to the
hospital to see her husband, then
to a motel not far from Bay
Medical.
On Thursday I went over to
Panama City and took Eliane and
her cell phone that didn't work to
a Nextel store on 23rd. A young
woman with "Loraine H." and
"Wireless Assistant" on her name
tag, found the battery was bad.
At no charge she put in a new
battery and taught Eliane some of
the rudiments of how to operate
the cell phone.
After teaching all day Friday
Minouche took a plane in Newport


News, switched planes in Atlanta,
then arrived in Panama City. She
rented a car at the airport and
headed to the hospital where she
was reunited with her mother and
father. It was a wonderful sight to
see.
Minouche's plane ticket included
a motel, so she stayed there for
the night and I brought Eliane
back to Apalachicola with me.
When we arrived in Ward's hospi-
tal room, Minouche had stopped
at a produce stand and bought
tomatoes. Eliane had brought one
credit card which had been up-
stairs out of the way of the water
and Ward estimated how much
she could use on the credit card.
We left Minouche with her father
at the hospital and set out to find
a car.
At Bay Lincoln-Mercury, I told
Paul Cowart how much Eliane
could pay for a vehicle on the
credit card. He called the insur-
ance company where he was told
both cars had full coverage. The
woman asked to speak to Eliane.
"We can make an appointment
with you for an adjuster," she said.
"But the house and cars are in
Waveland," said Eliane. "I am
many hours away in Panama
City." She said she would reserve
a rental car for Eliane. When we
arrived at the rental place, we
were told "Everything has been
arranged by the insurance com-
pany." The man added "I need
your husband's driver's license."
"I just told you that it was in the
billfold which is in a drawer that
won't open in a desk which was
completely under water," said
Eliane.
"Oh," the man told her. "I can't
issue a rental car without a
driver's license." He called the Red
Cross, who told them the Driver's
License Bureau might issue a
duplicate license. There we were
told her husband in the hospital
couldn't get a duplicate license,
unless he went there "to have his
picture taken."
"Maybe you could take my pic-
ture?" Eliane asked. "My driver's
license is lost also, but the cars
are in my husband's name."
Back at the hospital the women
decided it made more sense to buy
a car in Panama City than, for
Eliane to get stuck in Waveland
with a rental car to turn in and
no place to buy a car. Ward
agreed.
Paul Cowart found a Mazda 2002
in good condition with 59,000
miles on it that could be paid for
with the credit card. "Cowart and
the other helpful people proved
that' despite the horror, some
miracles of generosity and good-
ness still exist," said Minouche.
Overjoyed Eliane started back
Saturday afternoon to Waveland,
MS, with a car trunk filled with
dry milk, potatoes, canned meats
and vegetables, and with the hope
that her husband will be sent back
to a rehab hospital near Waveland.
"I can call the insurance company
and make an appointment to
evaluate the damage to the house
and cars," she said.
A grateful Minouche was happy
to see that her parents were all
right. 'The stress of not knowing
if they were alive was terrible," she
said. "I am so thankful that they
survived. I'm sorry about the dam-
age to the house, and sorry for
those who lost loved ones. The
storm was a terrible disaster."
Beth Pribbenon, lead case man-
ager at Bay Medical, found a re-
habilitation hospital in Ocean
Springs, MS, about 50 miles from
Waveland, where Ward is to be
sent in about a week. Dr. Dent
said an infection should clear up
in a few days. A happy daughter
went to the airport to catch the
plane to Newport News, VA.
Eliane's nightmare wasn't over.
She drove on Highway 98 to Mo-
bile where the rain and wind from
Hurricane Rita was merciless.
When she stopped for coffee the
wind grabbed the door and a del-
uge of rain went inside the car. "I
was frightened for a moment," she
said. "But I closed the car door
and kept going."
When she arrived in Waveland
police stopped her and told her
she didn't have a tag. "It's on thd
back window," she told the officer,
then looked. The temporary tag
Paul Cowart had put on the back
window was gone. 'The policeman
looked at the papers on the car
and didn't give me a ticket," she
said.
When she arrived home it was still
dark. One thing we forgot to buy
was a flashlight. When daylight
came she was taking the survival
goods out of the car and found the
temporary tag on the floor and
taped it back on the window.
She learned that mail could be
sent to the Bay St. Louis post of-
fice until the one is repaired in
Waveland. "Now maybe I can call


FEMA again," she said. I didn't
have the heart to tell her that the
report on television was that the
$2,000 emergency money for food
project had been discontinued.
Meanwhile she has some money
from friends and there's some
room on the credit card.
Minouche arrived hack home to
Newport News, VA, on Sunday
night to her husband Tom and
children Armand and Camille. On
Monday she was back in her
classroom where she teaches
French. Grateful that her family
had been reunited. That they had
weathered the storm.


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Casper the cat poses beside Ginny's stash of MREs, the
instant hot food packets distributed by national guardsmen
to victims of Hurricane Katrina.


'"That was not mere steam issu-
ing forth," she wrote, "but prob-
ably some sort of hydrogen by-
product. Whatever it was, the
alarm was loud enough to empty
the entire second floor of the mo-
tel in a nanosecond.
"Guess those folks had never seen
a hungry middle-aged blond refu-
gee before, but it didn't take long
to explain. Note: Heating time is
directly proportional to time nec-
essary to apologize to fellow mo-
tel-mates for inconvenient evacu-
ation.
"I tucked into my now-piping hot
meal," wrote Ginny. "My favorite
dessert, of course, was described'
on the packet as 'Cookie with pan-
poured chocolate disks."' Who,
she wondered could define "pan-
poured chocolate disks?"


"Government employees, military
(past or present), patent attorneys
and current hurricane refugees,"
Ginnyjoked. As she completed her
MRE repast, she said, the televi-
sion reported funnel clouds near
,the Meridian Mall, about a mile
east of her current "safe" location.
"As Daddy used to say, 'Doesn't
that take the rag off the bush,"
wrote Ginny. "I'm outta here, with
Gus glued to my side and Casper
in his carrier, down to the stair-
well, with all the MRE's I can
carry."
She signed off, "Ginny scrambling
for cover again." The tornado
didn't hit and at last e-mail post-
ing Ginny was still in the motel in
Meridian, wondering when it
would be safe for her to return
with a recreational vehicle she had
purchased, to begin cleanup and
repair at her home in Waveland.


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The MRE packet contains everything needed, except the
two tablespoons of water, to prepare a nutritious meal. Ginny
found them not only survival food, but an experiment in
preparation.

Franklin County Health

Council Reports To The

County
Chairperson Dr. Tamara A. Marsh Updates
Commissioners on Ambulance, Travel Requests,
Potential Employee and a Feasibility Study.
Dr. Tamara Marsh, Chairperson of the Franklin County Health Coun-
cil, provided a detailed report to the Franklin County Commission
Tuesday evening, September 22nd. She said, "We are excited with the
way this County Commission is gradually steering Franklin County
towards better healthcare, rather than accepting the status quo. And
let me congratulate the commission on budgeting for better healthcare
this year. Services such as healthcare are crucial to the citizens. This
is not "fat" in the budget; it is a necessity.

Updates
1. Ambulance-We have been working closely with Alan Pierce to first
develop the wording of the ambulance RFP and how to disperse it to
different entities. Most of the Council members will be present on
Oct. 4th when the bids are opened to help the commission with that
review. In the meantime, we continue to gather comparison stats from
other county run models, in the event we are not satisfied with the
bids received and want to work towards a county managed model.
2. Travel-We do want to use some of the travel funds to plan our next
meeting at the hospital in Perry, Florida, which is a successful county-
run facility. We will have a tour of the facility, have question time with
the CEO, Richard Brown, and then conduct our usual business in
one of the conference rooms. Do we have commission approval to use
some of the expenditures for this trip? Is there a county vehicle avail-
able for our use?
3. PT Employee-We are working on the wording to advertise for our
part-time position. We are listing grant experience as a top priority,
hoping that this person maybe able to completely offset their salary.
We already have interested persons inquiring about the position.
4. Feasibility Study-Lastly, I wanted to talk about a specific proposal
with you regarding the local hospital and the "whole picture" of our
current health delivery system. When we talked to both TMH and Bay
Med, they hesitate getting involved in the current situation. In other
words they are not going to come into the county and the current
building and "just fix things?' We need some statistics and a general
plan in order to have serious discussions with larger entities. The
smaller entities that have contacted us (with the exception of one)
would expect us to pay them for managing the hospital, and would
also require the county compensate them for losses due to indigent
care costs and non-payments. The County Board approved the feasi-
bility study.
We learned of a successful company that performs feasibility studies
and specializes in rural health and critical access care hospitals. The
head of this company is Dave Berk, whom the Council has had dis-
cussions with. He came highly recommended through TMH, in that
he has conducted studies for them. Currently, Mr. Berk is conducting
the same study in Blountstown. 1 spoke with the County Attorney
there, David House, and he could not say enough good things about
the work done in their county by Mr. Berk. To complete Phase I his fee
is $3500 plus any out-of-pocket expenses. In Blountstown, he has
completed Phase I and those fees added up to $4500. They are con-
tracting with him for a Phase 2 right now. I highly recommend we
contract with him to begin to sort out the financial picture of our
current health delivery system.
We have contacted the Office of Rural Health, Bob Pinell, for funding,
but was told that Franklin County's funds went to the Health Depart-
ment for the Needs Assessment. But Wes Tice said that was not the
case, so we intend to keep "bugging them." I am also going after a
Community Service Rotary Grant. Our District Governor, John Tice
of Pensacola, said that this project would qualify. Keep in mind, the
whole district can go after these funds, so we would have to be awarded
the grant from all the applications.
Basically, we need to get started because it is a long process, and
would like to know if you could go ahead and fund this through the
contingency budget, and if we are lucky enough to be awarded a grant,
we could reimburse the contingency fund at a later date.


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