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Volume 16, Number 11 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER May 25 June 7, 2007

,Families application e-form avail-
able. There is no office in this
"' i.". area for the Department of
S. must go through this program for
what they need. DCF will have a
'.l meet and greet program through
Sthe Literacy Program.
.o oDMV--A Drug and Alcohol
course is given on the computer
Sfor the Department of Motor
S Vehicles.Minors can also take
the driving test for the first time
i C to get their licenses.
locd . Internet Access-For anyone in
the public to use the internet on
its computers. It is a wireless set
up so people can use their laptop
computers.
S.Notary Services-Maxine
SCreamer is a notary public and
This service is provided free of
charge.
ESOL Classes-These classes
are for teaching Spanish people
Director Maxine Creamer, right, stands in front of the anniversary luncheon. English. It is a 6 week program,
given on Tuesday and
Wednesday nights from 6:30 to
8:30. p.m.. And it has approxi-
Franklin CountyLiteracy lately 8-10 students who are
taught by the Sisters of the
Martin House.
Celebrates 20 Years Of Franklin County Literacy is a
non-profit organization and is
e re funded by the Franklin county


BY DIANE DYAL als to continue their education tion for people who just want that it has without their generous
and to help residents with their business cards for themselves or support. Private donations are
On Wednesday, May 16th the personal and career goals, flyers for their church, or would also welcomed.
Franklin County Literacy, Inc. like knowledge for their careers.
located in the Point Mall, next to The free services they provide It uses the program called "Print The Volunteer Program is one of
the library in Eastpoint, celebrat- arf: Shop." the important elements that is an
ed its 20-year anniversary, essential part of the continued
Director Maxine Creamer was on GED Instruction-This pro- Typing-Basic typing skills are success of the Literacy Program.
hand to go over the Literacy serv- gram is for anyone 16 years old or taught to anyone needing them. If you or someone you know
ices and to greet the guests that older. A gentleman who is 61- would like to volunteer please
were there to celebrate and eat years-old participated in the pro- TABE Testing-A program to contacts at 850-670-4481.
the delicious luncheon. gram. Some members couldn't help students with entrance exam Franklin County Literacy, Inc.,
read at all when they started the test preparation given for the P.O. Box 683, Point Mall, Island
At Franklin County Literacy it is GED Instruction Program. Gulf Coast Community College. Drive, Suite #4, Eastpoint, FL
their purpose to serve the people 38328, www.franklincountyliter-
of the community by offering free Computer Instruction-This ACCESS-This service has the 38328, www.frankincountyliter-
services that encourage individu- service is basic computer instruc- Department of Children and acycom.


Wind Symphony Coming

To Apalachicola
BY SUE CRONKITE
What has been called a world-wide treasure, the American Wind
Symphony Orchestra will be in Apalachicola over the Memorial Day
weekend.
The orchestra, which travels over the world on a huge barge, was here
10 years ago and wowed audiences then. Those concerts and the mag-
nificent music boat are still remembered.
The barge is to dock on Friday, May 25, with 46 musicians aboard. A
patron's private concert will be held on the barge on Saturday night, and
a big, free concert at either Battery Park or Veterans Park will be held
on Sunday evening.
The musicians will gather at different area schools to give free music
instruction to local students. After several days of activities the barge
and its musicians will leave early Wednesday morning, May 30.
It's been traditional for the musicians who make up the American
Wind Symphony Orchestra to live with local families for a few days at
each stop on the concert route. The experiences of getting to know the
local residents has long been a rewarding highlight for the young per-
formers.
Host families are matched with the musicians, whose ages average out
to 23 years. "One of the benefits for the host family occurs when there


is a child in the home who studies the same instrument as the guest
musician," said Joyce Estes, coordinator. "Informal coaching may take
place, along with personal encouragement and advice about further
training."
Robert Boudreau, founder and director of the orchestra, said "It is a
rare opportunity to a child whole sole experience with a musician may
have been at a distance in a concert hall or in a student-teacher relation-
ship. It also gives the people a chance to know us better and helps us
feel as though we are part of the community."
"We need help preparing a dinner and providing housing for up to 46
people for one or two nights while they are in town," said Estes.
Philaco Woman's Club members were asked to spread the word on the
need for volunteers to prepare food and/or provide lodging.
The Wind Symphony concerts begin with the spectacular opening of
the vessel's music shell, powered by hydraulic lifts. As the roof is raised,
the first strains of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man"
are heard, heralding an evening of fascinating sights and sounds.
Musicians are arrayed in a series of stainless steel sculptured "trees," so
that all are visible. The percussionists stand out front with their gleam-
ing timpani, drums,' mallet instruments, chimes and bells.
The music programs are varied and include classics such as Handel's
"Water Music" or Mozart's "Grand Serenade," as well as Broadway
medleys and Sousa marches.
This is the orchestra's 51st year, said Boudreau, who has gathered
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.Zach Armistead from Apalachicola's ABC School confers
with artist Diane Scott on how to capture the natural light.


Plein Air Painters

Mentor Young Artists
Beginning artists gather to paint Apalachicola scenes
BY TOM LOUGHRIDGE
On Monday, May 14, Lafayette Park was the site for the Plein Air
young artists paintout. The event brought young North Florida artists
together with professionals and teachers from seventeen states. The
Plein Air artists had come from as far away as California, Oregon, New
York, and Maine as part of a program sponsored by the Gulf Alliance
for Local Arts (GALA) to capture the beauty of the Gulf Coast from
Mexico Beach to Apalachicola. According to Richard Carrell, who
with John Hendrie, conceived the idea of inviting artists to capture the
special charm of the Forgotten Coast, "The vision is to capture our
Forgotten Coast. We have a coast that is either going to be developed
or blown away." The paintings created by the Plein Air paintout were
displayed in the Apalachicola Art Museum before being sent to many
other museums in a display sponsored by the St. Joe Company.
Plein Air means open air and originated in 19th century Europe. Artists
gather to paint outdoors to capture the natural forms created by natu-
rally shifting conditions of light and the effects of winds. Typically the
initial painting is completed on location in two or three hours before the
quality of the light changes. The artist may return to the same location
to complete the work or may make adjustments in the studio. Many of
the original artists in the Plein Air movement became the well-known
impressionists.
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High Drama At B-sebeoll Field
BY SUE CRONKITE
"Hey, hey, swing, swing, hit it, hit it, knock it over the fence, don't pull
back, run, run, run, don't stop at first, get to second, third, com'on,
com'on, go home, home!"
Sounds like chatter at a big league baseball game. But it was the Little
League Twisters, 7 and 8 year-olds, playing the moms of their team at
the Apalachicola Sports Complex north off 24th St.
Coach T.J. Pendleton puts the ball into a pitching machine and as it zips
toward the plate, the Twisters showed off their batting skills. Assistant
coaches Greg Sasnett, Brian Kent, Brandon Martina and Ottice
Amison urged the boys on.
Chatter and encouraging words echoed across the ball field just as loud
and insistent for the moms as for the youngsters. One sister was a catch-
er and a grandmother took to the field for two of her grandchildren.
Players included Betty and Lucas Sasnett, Cassie and Noah Strickland,
Ronda and Christopher Newell, Katrina and Jacob Horton, Rosamae
and Marshall Sweet, B.J. and Bryce Kent, April Finch and Ryan
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Glenda Norvell, left, and Pam May, right, working at the
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On left, Maxine with Dr. Lionel Catlin who came to support
the Literacy Program. On right, Sheriff Mike Mock on his
way into the Literacy building to join the celebration.

Historic Graduation At
Apalachicola High
BY SUE CRONKITE
It may not be the largest or the smallest, but the Senior 2007 class of
Apalachicola High School, will be the LAST. Next year Franklin
County high school students will attend a brand new state-of-the-art
high school just east of Eastpoint.
Proof that the county has high hopes for its graduating seniors is the
very large offering of scholarships. Not totaled.at press time, the schol-
arship totals look as if they will top last year's and any year so far.
Apalachicola seniors take their last walk together June 1, 2007, at the
Shark's Football field at 7:30 p.m. The graduation is the school's 35tli
annual commencement and begins with a sure to be remembered pro-
cessional.
It is guaranteed to be emotional and will be etched forever in the mem-
ories of the class of 2007. Invocation is to be given my Eddie Joseph
III, the Pledge of Allegiance and welcome is to given by Crystal Louise
Carrin, class president and salutatorian.
Angeline Stanley will sing the National Anthem. Presentation of distin-
guished graduates, valedictorian and salutatorian awards are to be by
Barbara Lee and Nick O'Grady. Valedictorian is Kellie Annette Estes.
Proclamation of status of graduates will be given by O'Grady and
diplomas are to be presented by Jo Ann Gander, superintendent and
Jimmy Gander, chairman of the board, Franklin County Schools.
Mrs. Gander is to turn the tassels.
The senior medallions are a gift to the class of 2007 from the School
Improvement Committee.
Graduates, by alphabetical order include: Tiffany Lee Ann Aikens,
Carl Joseph Bankston, Bobbie Katrina Brown, Jeremy David Burke,
Crystal Louise Carrin, Ashley Nichol Chambers, Antonio Demetrius
Clemons, Tiffany Leann Creamer, Thomas Matthew Dooley, Kellie
Annette Estes, Carolyn Darnell Floyd, Keshel Denise Floyd, Anthony
Christopher Franklin, Ryan Christopher Galloway, Serita Danielle Gay
Martina, Frankie Lashell Gerking, Stephanie Renee Graham, Justin
Brice Griffin Ashely Loren Gunn, Justin Devon Harris, Hope Victoria
Hengle, Hannah Louise Heyser, Kati Morgan Johnson, Adrian Darrell
Jones, Pamela Lynnette Jones, Lindsey Margarette Kemper, Amber
Nicole King, Ryan Lee Lashley, Ben Allen Law, Freddie Lee Tarell
Moffett, Leighton Letonie Morris, Jr., Marcus Dewayne Moses,
Heather Danielle Osburn, Stephen Wayne Peterson, Joshua Alan
Phipps, Trisha Beth Pridgen, Leslie Michele Register, Jackie Lynette
Rowland, Meagan Dyanne Segree, Angelita Tomesia Stephens, Emily
Renee Sullivan, Anastasia Yvette Townsend, William Louis Lee Ward,
Jesse Earl Whitfield, and Mackenzie Leonard Williams. The decision
on whether five of these students would graduate was still undecided at
press time.
Scholarships and the presenters include: Jimmy Gander and Teresa
Ann Martin, Academic Achievement Award; Donna Crum, A.H.S.
Booster Club Scholarship; Jimmy Gander, A.H.S. Scholarship Trust;
Anita Grove, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce; Valentina
Webb, Apalachicola Police Department Explorers; Gordon Shuler,
Apalachicola State Bank; Barbara Lee, Apalachicola Times
Scholarship; Tiny Carroll, Corey Hendrickson Masonic Award; Pastor
L. D. Martin, Daniel White Heart Foundation; John Solomon, Florida
Seafood Festival Scholarship; Melanie Amison, Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship; Dayle Flint, Forgotten Coast Builder's Association;
Bishop Horace Soloman, Franklin County Ministerial Alliance;
Melanie Amison, Franklin/Gulf Retired Educator's Association;
Diane McGrath, Friends of the Reserve Scholarship; Teresa Ann
Martin, Linda Jefferson Educational Scholarship; Denise Butler,
Loretta Taylor Scholarship; Pastor L. D. White, Love Center School of
Arts Scholarship; Tammy Hutchinson, New Life First Born Church;
Pam Nobles, Pam Nobles Dance Studio; Celeste Wall, Philaco
Woman's Club; Curt Blair, Rex Partington Scholarship; Gordon
Shuler, Rotary Club of Apalachicola; Melanie Amison, Ruge
Scholarships; Jimmy Gander and Teresa Ann Martin, School Board
Scholarships; Elinor Mount-Simmons, Sylvester Williams Memorial
Scholarships; Melanie Amison, Yent Family Memorial; Jimmy
Mosconis, Gulf Coast Community College Scholarship, and Denise
Butler, Gulf Coast Community College Foundation.


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into the pitching machine with his sister Megan ready to
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs


May 15, 2007
BY RICHARD E. NOBLE

Public Alert! County Ban
On All Outdoor Burning!
Temperatures are continuing to
rise throughout the State of
Florida with minimal precipita-
tion forecasted.
Fire danger is very high. Florida'
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson has issued a halt to
the burning of all yard waste and
debris by Florida homeowners.
Pile burning and barrel burning
of yard waste by the homeowner
during this time is strictly prohib-
ited.
Burning alternatives include:
* Using yard waste as mulch in
landscaping beds
* Waste can be bagged and left for
curbside pickup
* Waste can be piled in a safe
location to be disposed of when
weather conditions improve
Marsha Kearney, Forest
Supervisor for the National
Forests in Florida has issued an
order banning open and ground
level fires on all of Florida's
National forest lands.
Remember:
-* No Campfires!-
* Do not use ground level stove
fires!
* ONLY stove fires in above-the-
ground commercially designed
devices are permitted.
* Do not leave fires unattended!.
Forest Law Enforcement Officers
will be issuing a notice of viola-
tion and/or ticket to anyone
burning at this time. Fines can be
issued for any cost incurred if fire
escapes.
Please contact your local Forest
office for additional information.
On a positive note, Mr. David
Morse Of,. .the Division of.
Forestry. announced .that; profits
from Timber revenues amounting
to $1 3o,000 were recently turned
over to the Franklin County
School Board.
Franklin's Promise Coalition,
Inc.
29 Avenue E, Apalachicola,
Florida 32320 /
Phone: (850) 653-3930
Fax: (850) 653-4329

Franklin County Food
Pantry Update from Sister
Jeanne Drea
Franklin County Food Pantry
Board. Members: Charolette
Bacher, Sometimes It's Hotter;
Kathleen Brennan, Food Pantry
Volunteer; Sister Jeanne Drea
(OP), Martin House; Debbie
Flowers, Unique Nails; Pat
Grams, Capital Area Community
Action Agency (CAP); Dick Jost,
Food Pantry Volunteer; Lee
McLemore, Piggly Wiggly;
Cindy Neel, Gulf State
Community Bank; Candy
Robinson, Community Member;
Gracie O'Neal, Participant
Representative; Pastor Mark
Collins, Carrabelle Fellowship
Baptist, Faith Based.
1. We have had a 22% increase in
food only expenditures during
2006-2007.
2. Second Harvest Food Bank has
had less food available for pur-
chase.
3. We have been able to purchase
food at cost from the Piggly
Wiggly and IGA at cost.
4. We receive private and institu-
tional financial donations.
5. Volunteers are invaluable:
They order food; pick up food in
town and Tallahassee; receive/
unload/store food; sort/organize
food; prepare food for distribu-
tion; bag and; distribute food;
clean up.
6. ACE and IGA donate bags for
the food.
7. We receive donated non-per-
ishable food from individuals,
schools, post office, churches.
8. There are many participants
who work, but can't make it
financially, i.e. oystermen, con-
struction workers, and when it is
slow in the tourist industry the
folks who do the cleaning are cut
back. The waitresses get cut back.
9. Based on the most current cen-
sus, Franklin County has an esti-
mated median household income
of $26,756, which is 31% below
the State average of $38,819 and
36% below the national average
of $41,994.
10. Based on the most current


census, 17.7% of persons in
Franklin County are below the
poverty level vs. 12.5% for the
state and 12.4% national.
,11. The Franklin County unem-
ployment rate has risen from


2.5% to 4.2% within the last year
according to the U.S. Department
of Labor statistics. -
[Editor's Note: The unemploy-
ment rate is confusing to many in
Franklin County. Part of the
problem stems from the fact that
there is no unemployment office
in Franklin County. Since a good
portion of the unemployment
statistics are derived from records
from unemployment offices
around the nation Franklin
County is at a disadvantage and
unemployment is under-reported.
Also traditionally most seafood
workers in Franklin County are
considered to be self-employed or
in many cases contracted labor-
therefore they do not qualify for
unemployment compensation; if
they are unemployed for whatev-
er reasons their numbers go
unrecorded. It is interesting to
note that this is a future trend
being reported throughout the
entire United' States work force.
More and more jobs in the pri-
vate sector are being contracted
out to people who are either con-
sidered contracted labor or self-
employed. It has been stated that
sometime in the not too distant
future (2020-2040) 50% of work-
ing Americans will be considered
as self-employed.].
12. Franklin County children liv-
ing in poverty is 24.5 as opposed
to 18.5 at the State rate.
13. Many of the participants
qualify for food stamps, but
$30.00 per month is not enough
for food. Our bags of food are
supplementary-1-2 meals per
week.
14. These participants are your
constituents. Food is a basic
need.-
15. We will be submitting a budg-
et request for the 2007-2008 fiscal
years.
Sister Jeanne went on to point
out that there have been increases
in all areas of estimated poverty
in Franklin County and the costs
of her organizations services. She
pointed out the need for volun-
teers and praised the 61 present
volunteers who work so hard and
for no pay. If her organization
had to pay Wages to these volun-
teers she estimated their cost to
be over $61,000.
They are at the Methodist
Church in Eastpoint on Thursday
mornings. In Apalachicola they
are out 4t the American Legion
Hall on Tuesday mornings 10
a.m. to 12 in the afternoon. Sister
Jeanne pointed out that the sen-
iors of Franklin County repre-
sented a portion of those often
appearing at the foodpaptries...

Alan Pierce
Report to the Board of County
Commissioners
May 15, 2007
1 Inform Board that through the
efforts of Lampi/Herbert
Franklin County is apparently in'
the funding for $50,000 from
DEP Coastal. Partnership
Initiative (CPI) for a continuation
of the Seafood Landing Study
just completed. There is no action
needed by the Board yet because
we have not yet received an
award notification from DEP..
After we receive the notification,
we will then solicit consultants to
perform the work. Lampl/
Herbert will have to apply even
though they wrbte the grant at no
cost to the county.
2 Board action to sigh $25,000
Planning Grant from DCA,
which also is a continuation of
the Seafood Landing Study just
completed. The grant has a very
short time line, as all the work
must be completed by Sept. 1.
Because of the shortness of the
grant, it is most likely the Task
Force will recommend that Board
declare an emergency because we
do not have time to advertise for
consultants. DCA is aware of the
time line problem, as it is their
time line. Board action to sign
grant and to request Seafood
Task Force to recommend
process for getting work done.
Mr. McLain (ex-Task Force
Member) then pointed out that
this grant was not a continuation
of the above mentioned grant but
was subject to action that he had
taken while on the Task Force.
His point of clarification was
noted by Mr. Pierce and this item
was approved.
3 Summary of meeting with
City of Carrabelle and County
staff concerning merger of


Lanark Village Sewer and Water
and City of Carrabelle. The meet-
ing was attended by Mayor Mel
Kelly, City Attorney Dan Cox,
City Administrator John
McInnis, County Attorney
Michael Shuler, and myself. The
meeting was held on May 9 at
city hall and lasted approximate-
ly 2 hours. The meeting did not
conclude with a solution, but did
leave a window open for future
discussions. The main sticking
point is the hold harmless issue.
Carrabelle is willing to hold the
county harmless for known liabil-'
ities, such as the costs of sewer-
and water upgrades, but is unwill-
ing to hold the county harmless'
for unknown costs, such as envi-'
ronmental and health liabilities
that might arise because of the
way Lanark has run its sewer and
water systems over the last few
years. Mr. Shuler and I are con-
cerned about that because we
have no experience in what those
liabilities might be, or how real
the risks are, but if an old prob-
lem does surface, my experience'
as Mayor of Apalachicola tells
me that solutions can become
expensive.
The attorneys also disagreed on
whether a second referendum is
necessary, and I will let Mr.
Shuler respond to that in a
minute.
On a final note, the Dept. of
Community Affairs has notified
Lanark Village that the District'
must dissolve in order for
Carrabelle to take over the sys-
tem. Provide Board with copy of
letter.

Lanark Village Water and
Sewer
State Of Florida Department Of
Community Affairs
Dear Mr. Snyder:
In response to your letter to,
Governor Charlie Crist regarding
the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District, thank you for the
opportunity to assist in address-
ing your concerns. We spoke with
staff from the City of Carrabelle
and from Franklin County as well
as provided technical assistance
to the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District Chair and
Executive Director.
Based on the various discussions, .
it appears that the City of
Carrabelle and the Lanark
Village Water and Sewer District
may be at an impasse at this time.
The City of Carrabelle is willing
to assume responsibility for pro-
viding water and sewer service to
Lanark Village and the financial
debt related to the existing sys-
tem. However, the District must
be willing to dissolve"itself and:
relinquish responsibility fo9tthi ,
to occur. The Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs has
no regulatory authority in these
matters and can only offer techni-
cal assistance, which we have-
done: If you have any questions
regarding our efforts, please con-
tact Sheri Coven at (850) 922-
1600.
Sincerely,
Michael Richardson
Assistant Secretary
A public hearing on the second
referendum will be held on June
5th at 1 o'clock. It will be held at
the Court House Annex.
Mr. Putnal then wondered if the
Lanark Water and Sewer District
were in trouble with environmen-
tal or health accusations or any
legal actions that may result from
the aforementioned inappropri-
ate actions or administrations of
the LVWS would not the County
work together to assist in solving
these problems.
"Well, I agree that we all live in
the same County and the same
environment," offered Mr. Pierce,
"but when it comes to financial
burden the question is who
should carry that burden. We are
concerned with what might hap-
pen. We have no idea if this is a
real issue or not. To our knowl-
edge Lanark Village has not been
cited to any degree that would
warrant an environmental risk
but we don't know."
Mr. Crofton then suggested that
whoever accepts the assets should
then accept the liabilities.
It was decided that these things
should wait until after the public
hearings.
But in Mr. Pierce's statement
above, possible "health liabili-
ties" were also suggested as a


legacy of the Lanark Sewer and
Water District and it's possible
miss-management. Though the
Board of County Commissioners
was concerned with future liabili-
ty an additional question seems
to be present with regards-to the
present liability.
If, for example, a legal action was
brought against the present
LVWS involving the miss-man-
agement of the District for what-
ever reasons-whether they be to
someone's health or the environ-
ment-who would be held
responsible? I am aware that the
present Board of Commissioners
has been provided for as regards
to their personal health insur-,
ance, but one might wonder
about the Board member's per-
sonal liability insurance.
4 Board action adopting a
Resolution clarifying that the
hotel building in Resort Village
on St. George Island can be torn
down and rebuilt as 12 condo-
miniums in accordance with-the
Amended Development Order
for the St. George Island

Plantation. This was approved.
5 Provide Board with copy of
SHIP waiting lists as maintained
by Ms. Lori Switzer.
6 Board action on two addition-
al Resolutions to clarify past
SHIP program decisions.
A) Board action to approve
Resolution increasing the pur-
chase price limit for house
through the Down Payment assis-
tance to $85,000 for the LHAP in
2001-2004 and for $175,000 in
the LHAP in 2005 and for all
years after until Board changes it.
B) Board action to approve maxi-
mum award limit to $35,168.00
for Ms. Charlsey King for a proj-
ect done in 2005. This project
started out as a new home con-
struction and then was switched
over to rehabilitation and the
total allocated to one recipient
was greater than the SHIP Plan
allowed.
Both 6A and 6B were approved
by the Board.
7 Inform Board that the
Planning and Zoning
Commission has finished their
work on a definition, of a
hotel/motel. Provide Board with
copy. When the Board is ready it
will need a public hearing to
amend the zoning code. A public
hearing on this item was
approved for the second meeting
in the month of June-which
would be the 19th.
8 Board action to transmit
affordable housing policies.
Policies' 'are attached to the
. report. -This will 'conclude the
transmittal hearing; and now,
DCA will have some 45 days to
review the proposed land use
changes the Board approved two
meetings ago. (See Affordable
Housing in this article.)
9 Hospital land acquisition-Mr.
Roy Solomon's offer is $300,000,
with $50,000 down, and
$250,000 financed over 5 years at
6%. I have spoken to the Clerk,
and the Board could authorize
the purchase. If the Board does
the purchase, the attorney needs
to draw up a contract, and then
ask the Clerk to work out the
details with Mr. Solomon.

Solomon Property and
Weems Hospital
The Hospital advisory committee
had sometime in the past advised
to the Board the purchase of a
property owned by a Mr. Roy
Solomon adjacent to the Weems
Hospital in anticipation of any
future hospital expansion.
Unfortunately the hospital is
unable to purchase the property
at this time on its own. The prop-
erty owner recently appeared
before the Board to get an answer
to his offer. If the County did not
want it, clearly he wished to pur-
sue other options. After consider-
able discussion the Board all
agreed that the purchase would
be a wise and prudent decision.
But in these times of budget tight-
ening it was decided that the
County would opt for a $50,000
down, 5 year payment program at
6% interest suggested by the
owner. In addition, the owner
offered a no-prepayment penalty
clause. This means that at any
time during the mortgage the
County could pay off the entire
debt free of any' future interest
obligations. It was also suggested
that the Hospital may be able to
take up the mortgage payment in
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The Board then voted unani-
mously to approve the purchase.
10 Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders and I attended a meeting
with DEP this morning in
Tallahassee to review the
Alligator Point Beach
Renourishment project. The
good news is that the section of
the project that had lost its desig-
nation as critically eroded has
regained that designation thanks
to the efforts of'Rep. Kendrick
and DEP Secretary Mike Sole.
The bad news is that in order to
maximize the state participation
that County must make signifi-.
cant increases in public parking
on the east end of the project,
and most likely provide a bath-
room on the east end, as well as
the west end. Board discussion.
"Basically," explained Mr. Pierce
in regards to the above item #10,
"the DEP participation hinges
upon two things: one is parking
and the second is bathroom facil-
ities both open and available to
the public. On the west end we
are working with South Shoals to
provide the parking. The bath-
room was not something that was
discussed with South Shoals ...
and I was not aware of the need
of a bathroom until later in the
Project ... So, we must provide a
bathroom on the west end. If you
provide a bathroom then that
counts for a mile of the project
area for Public Access ... We
never resolved our parking issues
on the east end. And that became
apparent today and in order to
maximize our participation from
the State we need to maximize
our parking. Because if we don't
we could have a short fall of
some 8 or 9 hundred thousand
dollars from the State matching
.. So we must maximize our
parking on the east end. That
could include a large parking lot
or two small parkifig lots but it
also must include a bathroom
over here. Our best bet is to have
the State allow us to put a bath-
room and parking facilities on
State owned land-which is in
the Project area ... My recom-
mendation is that we continue to
improve parking opportunities
along Alligator Drive and also
Gulf Shore Blvd. We have no
choice. If we want to maximize
State participation we have got to
show the State that there' is public
parking on Alligator Point ... no
parking signs in this area are con-
trary to this.end."
It was suggested that the State
Park System would be agreeable
to the land improvement (parking
and bathrooms) and might be
willing to accommodate the
County with the land and a main-
tenance commitment in return
for the County's commitment.
A motion was made..by Mr.
Lockley to write a letter or letters
to the proper agencies involved
for guidance and recommenda-
tions. The motion was seconded
by Ms. Sanders and approved
unanimously by the Board.
"We could use inmate labor to
build the bathroom facility,
couldn't we?" inquired Mr.
Putnal.


Since the project would be on
state property the answer was
affirmative.
It was also explained that there
must be a minimum of 100 park-
ing spaces at both ends of the.
Project and each must have a
bathroom in order for the county
to receive maximum funding.
"But what I want is to have
Hubert (Road Dept.) to be down
there shoring up the shoulders of
the road. I want the DEP to see
Public Access," offered Ms.
Sanders. "If they go down there
and see 10 no-parking signs, then
they are going to have a problem.
11 An authorization to advertise
for a construction manager for
the Old Court House Renovation
Project-they need a "Construc-
tion Manager at Risk" who will
operate under a fixed price. This
request was approved.
12 Bruno Kolb property at two
mile to expand the multi-slip
facilities. Board action was
requested. It was decided that as
long as these slips were being
used by the oystering and seafood
community the additional slips
would be allowed but if this prop-
erty were turned to any other
type of commercial or recreation-
al use Mr. Kolb would have to
abide by the regulations already
in place.

Affordable Housing
OBJECTIVE 12 Accountability
and Delivery: A single entity
shall be created to coordinate the
delivery of affordable housing.
Policy 12.1 Franklin County
Housing Board (FCHB)
The Franklin County Board of
County Commission (FCBOC)
shall create and define the
Franklin County Housing Board
(FCHB) to advise the county on
affordable housing policies,
working closely and cooperative-
ly with all county departments,
the municipalities of Carrabelle-
and Apalachicola, the school dis-
trict and the Franklin County
Community Development Land
Trust Corporation (FCCDLTC).
Policy 12.2 FCHB Scope
FCBOC shall define the Franklin
County Housing Board's scope of
authority and its accountabilities,
roles and responsibilities to satis-
fy the housing element and deliv-
er affordable housing.
Policy 12.3 Concurrency
For future affordable housing,
FCHB with county departmental
and municipal collaboration and
input..shall:: oT o.. '.'
a. As- url plans. implementation
schedules and funding' for -con-'
currency of water and sewer
infrastructure, public facilities,
recreation and traffic circulation
elements for future affordable
housing developments including
reviewing affordable housing ele-
ment are in place and being exe-
cuted by the local accountable

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governmental entities or depart-
ments
b. Provide on a minimum cycle
quarterly reports to the County
Board of Commissioners regard-
ing anticipated forecast, progress
and problems related to afford-
able housing.
Policy 2.6 Affordable Housing
Ordinances
a. FCBOC may approve a con-
tributory ordinance to gather
resources from developments and
real estate transactions to be used
to generate a resource pool for
the creation and permanent
inventory of affordable housing
units.
b. FCHB shall coordinate with
the County's Planning and
Building Department to ensure
all developments have complied
with all surveys and assessments*
to comply with contributions
prior to granting permits.
Policy 2.7 Community Land
Trust(s)
Franklin County Housing Board
may:
a. Hasten the establishment of an
independent private sector "land
trust.
b. Work with the FCCLTC to
clearly define the relationship
and boundaries between the
county and, municipalities, and
eligible applicants.
c. FCBOC shall assure the legal
and financial framework of the
FCCLTC will develop the
processes and procedures to cre-
ate a viable and legal mechanism
to provide and manage affordable
housing.
Policy 2.8 Strategy and
Collaboration
FCBOC shall direct the FCHB to
continue building on the strategy
herein, coordinate with other
agencies, assure the execution of
code and policy so a complete
system for generating affordable
housing and its management'is
created.
Policy 2.9 Surplus Property
FCBOC on its own and in collab-
oration with municipalities and
school board shall attempt to
reuse public property- surplus
buildings or land. If not for
affordable housing then to reduce
county expense to free monies for
FCHB and affordable housing.
OBJECTIVE "13 Affordable
Housing Processes and
Information by March 2008 the
HB shall recommend to the coun-
ty what information needs and
processes to be created to ease cit-
izen access, inter-governmental
coordination and action, and
linkage to the private sector via
the FCCDLTC.
Policy 13.1 Process
Improvement
The County's Building Official
shall expedite permitting, inspec-
tion and enforcement processes
specific to affordable housing [
example; Zoning, Building Code,
Flood Hazard, and Critical
Shoreline Ordinances by such
things as recommending pre-


approved building plans and
foundation plans.
Policy 13.2 Approved Plans and
Designs
FCHB may coordinate with the
FCCDLTC and FCBCC to:
a. Assure all pre-approved hous-
ing plans take into account spe-
cial needs, energy conservation,
construction standards and archi-
tectural consistency with the
community and that said plans
shall be agreed and accepted by
county, municipalities and
FCCDLTC.
b. Participate in identifying com-
panies that can produce suitable
manufactured housing systems
that provide approved plans and
specifications for construction on
permanent foundations.
Policy 13.3 Candidate
Processes
FCHB shall create a system for
candidate eligibility, training,
education and information provi-
sion regarding home ownership
requirements and sources for
financial help.
Policy 13.4 Rental Units
FCHB shall coordinate with the
Federal Housing Authority for
establishment of Section.
515 rental housing project locat-
ed the unincorporated areas of
the county.

May 15, 2007
A representative from the
Affordable Housing Board rec-
ommended the approval of the
above.
All of the above in relation to
Affordable Housing was then
accepted and approved by the
Board of county commissioners.
It was also noted that the City of
Carrabelle through the support of
the Mayor and the Carrabelle
City Commissioners was the first
to donate a lot to the Community
Trust-others who are like mind-
ed were then encouraged to do
the same.

Hubert Chipman-Franklin
County Road Department
Report to Board of County
Commissioners
As requested by the board on the
May 1, 2007 at the Franklin
County Board of County
Commissioners meeting, the
Road Department has completed
the following:
1. Repaired boat ramps at Old
Ferry Dock Boat Ramp; Fred
Millender's Boat Ramp in
Eastpoint, Leonard's landing,
Alligator Point Landing and Sun
-n- Sand Landing in Alligator
Point.
2. Repaired West Pine on St.'
George Island.
The Road Department has also
cut grass and dug all tree stumps
up and removed them from
George Weems Memorial
Hospital and at the Apalachicola
Airport.

Work Summary
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tons of lime rock, Put out


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approximately 475 yards of lime
rock, 9 yards of asphalt and 738
yards of black dirt, Ground
Maintenance at Ochlockonee
Boat Ramp/Park. Graded roads
in Carrabelle, Eastpoint and St
George Island. Cut bushes off of
right of ways in Apalachicola.
Repaired pot holes and driveways
in Alligator Point. Repaired pot
holes on Timber Island in
Carrabelle. Swept intersections,
fixed driveways and repaired pot
holes on St. George Island.
Shoulder work in Carrabelle,
Eastpoint and St. George Island.
Litter pick up in Alligator Point,
Apalachicola, Bald Point,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint and St.
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George Island and Lanark. Ditch
maintenance in Apalachicola,
Eastpoint, Lanark and St. George
Island. Culvert Maintenance in
Eastpoint and Apalachicola. Sign
Maintenance in Alligator Point,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint and
Lanark..

Commissioner's Concerns
Mr. Putnal then discussed the
possibility of renting or leasing a
water truck to wet down the dry
roads here in Franklin County. It
seems that the truck that the
County has at present is too big-
when brought in it "tears
ever'thin' up".
Mr. Crofton then discussed the
possibility of gaining a possible
"free" truck from the Federal
government. He mentioned
receiving free equipment in the
past from the Feds. Mr. Putnal
nominated Mr. Crofton as
Commissioner in charge of seek-
ing "Freebees from the Feds".
Mr. Crofton reluctantly, but with
a smile on his face, accepted the
post.
Ms. Sanders then spoke to the
continued progress out at the
Carrabelle Recreation Park. "It's
moving ... but it is not moving
fast enough. We need to work
together (Parks. and Recreation
and County Road Dept.)."
It was agreed by those involved
that the suggested action would
take place.
"Can we park on the (Bob Allen,
Eastpoint) property south of the
creek?" asked Mr. Putnal.
"Well it is not County Property
now," Mr. Pierce informed the
Board. "We are going through
the process-it is still Mr. Allen's
property and at some point he
will sell .it to TPL (Trust for
Public Lands) and then we will
buy it from the TPL. From my
knowledge there is no prohibition
for people still launching down
there-whether there is a fee
involved I don't know. But it is
not Public property right nowv."
"Well in June everybody is going
to be oystering right in that gener-
al vicinity ... and a lot of them
offered Mr. Putnal.
"In June it will not be.our proper-
ty," said Mr. Pierce.
It was suggested and agreed that
Mr. Putnal should go and talk
with Bob Allen.

Franklin County
Department Of Solid Waste
& Recycling & Animal
Control & Parks and
Recreation
AssistantDirector's Report For The
Board's Information & Updates
Mr. Van Johnson is still in the
hospital. Something is wrong but
no one has discussed what it is.
Word from the doctors is antici-
pated.
1. Consolidated Solid Waste
Grant Application for Board
Approval and Chairman's
Signature: The Legislature bud-
geted $9,428,773 for these grants
in the recently concluded session.
This is an increase of slightly
more that $2.9 million over the
current year. The Governor has
not signed this budget yet but we
do not anticipate any problems.
Thirty-four counties with popula-
tions less than 100,000 remains
eligible based on the Governor's
latest population estimates.
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Motion approving and authoriz-
ing the chairman's signature on
the Consolidated Solid Waste
Grant Application. This request
was approved.
2. Big Bend Hospice Request Big
Bend Hospice submitted a letter
to the Parks & Recreation
Department asking that the com-
missioners allow the Big Bend
Hospice the use of the armory on
September 22, 2007 as a donation
toward their fund raiser. This was
approved.
3. Curfew for Sports Complex:
We have received several com-
plaints called in concerning the
lights being left on all night at the
sports complexes. At this time I
am suggesting that the board
place a time curfew on the facili-
ties, except special events. We
have placed locks on the electrical
panels numerous times trying to
avoid this type of issue. I have
spoken with the Sheriff concern-
ing this matter and he said that
his department would assist us in
this matter. It was decided that
the curfew time should be from 7
a.m. to 10 p.m. and that the
enforcement would be turned
over to the Department of Parks
and Recreation.
4. Board's info (Wildfires): Due
to the recent outbreak of fires
DEP has recommended that we:
1. Operate facility with a small
working face.
2. Apply, cover to working face
every day.
3. Stockpile soil at facility to aid
in combating fires.
4. Be prepared to implement your
Contingency Plans in the event of
a fire.

Dan Rothwell-County
Engineer
",We are still in the process of
doing the access road to the air-
port under the DOC grant. I have
been in contact with -the DEP
preparing permit applications for
the new vehicular maintenance
shop. And with the assistance of
Ted Mosteller and the DOC we
have been permitted to buy some
new surveying hardware to make
surveying easier and more effi-
cient. I would like to ask that the
Board wave the bid requirements
for the coal station-it exceeds
the 5,000 dollars that we have for
limit. There bid is for $7, 990-it
is a 100% grant and it is part of
that airport access road grant.

Bill Mahan, Franklin/
UF-IFAS Extension Director
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission Update
The FWC's Alligator Manage-
ment Team will present new draft
proposals to the commissioners
at their June 13-14 meeting in
Melbourne. No vote will be taken
however feedback and direction
to FWC staff will be given so any
proposals requiring rule changes
can proceed.
Boating Safety
Gov. Grist and the Cabinet today
signed a proclamation designat-
ing May 19-25 as Florida's
National Safe Boating Week. The
proclamation encourages Florid-
ians and visitors to stay alert for
danger approaching from any
direction; develop life jacket
habit, take an approved safe boat-
ing course and get a vessel check.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council Update
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council's Red
Snapper Advisory Panel (AP) in
Metairie, Louisiana today to
review and comment on the Gulf
Council's Draft Joint Reef Fish
Amendment 27/Shrimp Amend-
ment 14. The AP will review the
document, which contains poten-
tial management measures to
modify the rebuilding plan for red
snapper in order to end over fish-
ing and help the stock recover.
These measures would further
reduce commercial and recre-
ational red snapper harvest, as
well as by catch from both the
directed fishery and the shrimp
fishery. The AP will also prepare


comments on the document, to
be considered by the Council
prior to final action.
Vermilion Snapper Proposal
The GMFMC has determined
that current vermilion snapper
regulations are more restrictive
than necessary at this time. The
proposed rule would reduce the
minimum size limit for vermilion
snapper to 10 inches, eliminate
the 10-fish recreational bag limit
for vermilion snapper within the
existing 20-fish aggregate reef
fish bag limit, and eliminate the
40-day commercial closed season
for vermilion snapper (from April
22 through May 31 each year).
These measures are. designed to
achieve a 25% increase in vermil-
ion snapper harvest fairly and
equitably across the commercial
and recreational sectors.
Aquaculture Panel to Meet
May 30-31
The GMFMC's Ad Hoc
Aquaculture Advisory Panel will
meet May 30-31 in Tampa. The
panel will review an options
paper for a "generic amendment"
for regulating offshore marine
aquaculture. The options paper
provides alternatives and condi-
tions for permitting offshore facil-
ities to conduct aquaculture of
species of fish endemic to the
Gulf of Mexico.
Next GMFMC Meeting
The next Council meeting will be
June 6-7, 2007 in New Orleans.
Topics to be covered include; Ad
Hoc Aquaculture Advisory Panel
comments, Red Snapper AP
comments, assessment for gag &
red grouper, grey triggerfish man-
agement, vermilion snapper, and
convening an Ad Hoc recreation-
al Red Snapper AP. GMFMC
Committees will meet June 4-6,
in New Orleans.
Gulf and South Atlantic States
Shellfish Conference
The GSASSC will be held in
Corpus Christi, Texas on June
26-28. Topics on the draft agenda
include: Vibrio monitoring, gen-
eral Vibrio discussions, ISSC pro-
posals (Taskforce I, II, Ill) and
Biotoxin discussions.
UF/IFAS IMPACT Magazine
Attached for your information is
the new issue of IMPACT
Magazine that is published by
UF Updates/Features include;
organic farming opportunities,
building a better peanut (nonal-
lergenic peanuts), Fire Ants, New
partnerships for Growth
Management Issues, Designer
Genes for Grass, and Stopping
Scale on Sagos..
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking
Program
This morning the school winner
of the 4-H Tropicana Public
Speaking Program spoke up in
the Countywide Competition.
The winners in the 4 Grade
Division were: 1. Jessica Shields
(ABC School), 2. Tevis Page
(Chapman Elem.), 3. Kendall
WhiteEagle (Brown Elem.) & 4.
Mikeal Lewis (Carrabelle Elem.).
The winners in the 6 Grade
Division were: 1. Rebecca
Prickett (ABC School), 2. Carla
Lewis (Carrabelle Middle
School) & 3. Kyndl Schoelles
(Apalachicola Middle School).

Planning & Zoning
Commission
Consent Agenda
May 15, 2007
The Planning and Zoning
Commission met on May 8, 2007
and made the following recom-
mendations:
1) Approve (unanimously) a
request to construct a private
dock at 136 New River Lane,
'Carrabelle as requested by
Garlick Environmental Assoc-
iates, agent for Jimmy Meeks.
This was approved.
2) Approve (unanimously) a
request to construct a private
dock at 142 New River Lane,
Carrabelle as requested by
Garlick Environmental Assoc-
iates, agent for Jimmy Meeks.
This was approved.
3) Approve (unanimously) a
request for Final Plat of an 8 lot
subdivision named "New River
Run Phase 4", a parcel located in
Section 1, Township 7 South,
Range 5 West, Carrabelle as
requested by Garlick Environ-
mental Associates, agent for
Jimmy Meeks. This was
approved.

Advisory Board of
Adjustment
Consent Agenda
May 15, 2007


The Advisory Board of
Adjustment met on Wednesday,
May 2, 2007 and made the fol-
lowing recommendations:
Deny (2 yeas, 1 nay) a request for
an after-the-fact variance to con-
struct porch and decks 4.6 feet
into the right side lot line and 3
feet into the left side lot line on
Lot 32, Alligator Harbor, Unit 3,
Alligator Point as requested by
Frank Gomez.
Mr. Gomez, a licensed Contrac-
tor in Franklin County, was pres-
ent to admit to the Board that he
had erred. He apologized to the
Board and submitted letters from
adjacent neighbors who in writ-
ten statements agreed to forgive
his trespasses. Mr. Gomez then
petitioned the Board for their
equal forgiveness.
It did seem that Mr. Gomez had
made a number of mistakes-
four to be exact. The Board did
forgive his trespasses after much
discussion and some participa-
tion from the audience.
This idea of after-the-fact vari-
ances is a hot-wire issue to many
Franklin County residents and
other contractors, builders, and
licensed professionals. And
Commissioner Parrish who was
for several years a representative
to the Planning and Zoning
Commission offered a heated and
passionate warning to any future
infringements of this nature:
"I would like to make a statement
regarding these variances that
over the years have been continu-
ously on-going such as this vari-
ance tonight involving someone
building a house that takes in all
of the property except for the side
setbacks and come to this Board
and the Board of Adjustments for
variances ... Somewhere you
have to draw a line and you have
to live by the land development
code that we have in the side set-
backs and the front setbacks, rear
setbacks ... You know you have
got to know what you can do on
a particular piece of property
before you go. and have engineer
plans drawn up. Just as in this
instance here tonight-this man
is a contractor. Well if he don't
know what he can build on that
lot, and still stay within the set-
backs, I don't see how he got a
contractor's license. Everybody is
entitled to a mistake but this goes
on and on and on ... and they just
do whatever they want to and
then come back here and request
a variance. Sooner or later this
Board has to address this issue. I1
mean I feel sorry for people when
they make mistakes ... pretty
soon \ou don't have nofhihig'
(with regard to rules) because
they build whatever they want,
then come back here for a vari-
ance. I would like to put the pub-
lic of Franklin County on
notice-you are going to start liv-
ing by the guidelines that are set
forth in our Comp Plan and our
land development code or I'm
not giving you a variance ...
That's my opinion. That is a
statement that I have been wait-
ing to make for several months."
This statement was greeted by a
rather substantial round of
applause by those present.
There was then a discussion as to
how these violations were being
missed during the process of
building and construction. It was
suggested by Mr. Pierce that there
had been obvious oversights.
There was then some conversa-
tion of enforcing and possibly
increasing fines related to these
type infractions. And Ms.
Sanders, made the observation
that if there were in fact people
on the staff that were not doing
their jobs-maybe they ought to
be dismissed.
Approve (unanimously) a request
to locate a portable building 3.5
feet into both side lot lines on Lot
21, PY?' Block 5, Unit on East,
St. George Island, as requested
by John Shultz.

Commissioners' Comments
Mr. Crofton mentioned a Black-
fly symposium in Panama City.
The Apalachee Regional Plann-
ing Council requested to be put
on the agenda for June 5.
The Civic Club at St George had
a dedication for the dune walk-
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Library Happenings
BY MARTY RAY
The Franklin County Public Library, Carrabelle and Eastpoint Branch
will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28 for the
Memorial Day Holiday.
The Most Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
The Franklin County Public Library offers a combined 80 hours a week
of service to the community. Carrabelle Branch is open Tuesday: 11:00
a.m. -7:00pm, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m., Friday:
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. The
Eastpoint Branch is open Tuesday Through Friday: 9:00 a.m. 6:00
p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
How can I get a library card?
Come into any branch of the library and fill out a member's card. There
is no fee or charge to become a member of the library. You need a valid
address and driver's license, and if under 18, a parent's signature.
Membership privileges allow a patron to check out books, tapes or
DVD's at either the Carrabelle or Eastpoint Branch. Library cards can
be issued for permanent residents and temporary residents who will be
in Franklin County for two or more weeks.
I am a member of the library, but I have lost or forgotten my library
card, can I still check out materials? YES! Once you are a member, we
can look up your library number and process your requests.
Replacement library cards are also available.
Is there a charge or fee to use the computers in the library?
No! We only ask that you sign in at the front desk so that the library
staff can keep track of computer use. 'You will be asked to pay a small
fee for printer use, the copy machine, or faxes you send or receive.
I haven't finished reading my book, can I renew my
privileges?
To avoid an overdue fine, please call us and we can renew your book for
an additional three weeks, (videos or DVD's for an additional one
week).
I have lots more questions. Call the Carrabelle Library at 696-2366 or
the Eastpoint Branch at 670-8151, Carrabelle Branch Manager Carolyn
Sparks or Judi Rundel, Director Franklin County Public Library in
Eastpoint are there to help along with library volunteers and staff.


Boyd Votes To Support,
Troops, Demands, Fiscal-
Accountability In Iraq
Blue Dog language requiring transparency on h~ow Iraq
funds are spent included in bill. \
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida), a member of the Defense
Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, today voted in
support of the Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2008 (HR
1585), authorizing $503.8 billion' for the Department of Defense
(DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of
Energy and $141.8 billion to support ongoing military operations in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Also included in the legislation are key provi-
sions of the Blue Dog bill, H.Res.97, to address the lack-of oversight
and accountability in how Iraq war funds are spent.
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"I strongly tuppori prjiding he equipmenr .ard rhe resources.our
troops need to c.mniplete their rrsi-:q, btu, ...irrn ot affcd;,toeexempt
ftndinig for the Iraq war from responsible scrutiny," said Congressman
Boyd. "It is not acceptable for billions of dollars tovanish or for thou-
sands of weapons to disappear without anyone asking a single tough
question. The Defense Authorization bill will bring much-needed
accountability to our costs in Iraq, so we can know where the money is
going and that it is being spent in the most effective and efficient way."
Specifically, the Defense Authorization bill requires the G6vernment
Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress every six months on
the handling of contracts in Iraq. In addition, this legislation establish-
es essential management goals for DOD and expands the authority of
the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction to include all


reconstruction funding regardless df the source or fiscal year.
Over the past several years, media and government reports have
detailed examples of the abuse 6f taxpayer dollars in the government's
funding of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. For example,
a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction has
indicated that nearly $9 billion of money spent on Iraqi reconstruction
is unaccounted for because of.'inefficiencies and bad management.
Additionally, the GAO has reported that between February 2003 and
February 2006 there were $2.1 billion in questioned costs and $1.4 bil-
lion in unsupported costs on Iraq contracts.
"As a member of the Defense Subcommittee, I have heard firsthand
from DOD officials, contractors, and watchdog groups of cost over-
runs, incomplete projects, and flagrant waste, fraud, and abuse of tax-
payer dollars. This must be put to a stop," Boyd stated.
"Accountability should not be optional. Americans deserve to know
where their tax dollars are going, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
are no exception."
In addition to strict fiscal accountability measures, the Defense
Authorization bill gives troops apay raise, strengthens benefits for the
troops and their families, as promised in the GI Bill of Rights for the
21st Century, and takes vital steps forward in improving military
healthcare.


Carrabelle Lighthouse

Assn. Election Results
At the general meeting held Tuesday, May 1, Arlene Oehler (former
V.P. Membership) was elected -President, succeeding' Mary Katzer;
Carolyn Sparks was elected VP. Membership. Carol Zurawka (former
Secretary) was elected V.P Publicity. Lesley Cox, returning Secretary,
Debbie Kent, returning Treasurer and John Canetta, returning
Historian, were all re-elected for another term.
In her farewell address, Mary attributes her accomplishments to a
"TEAM" effort of the volunteer CLA officers and members. Thanks to
them and to the support she received from the City of Carrabelle
Mayor(s), Commissioners and Administrator, the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce Officers, Directors and members, Apalachicola
Bay Chamber of Commerce Officers, Directors and members and
friends of the lighthouse. accomplishments include:
Pursuing new owners of the 2-acre tract surrounding the lighthouse. A
grant was awarded from the Florida Communities Trust, Florida
Forever Program to acquire the land which is now Lighthouse Park.
Writing and receiving two grants from the Franklin County Tourist
Development Council for advertising the park and bringing awareness
of our coastal treasure as well as coordinating a major fund raising
event.
Seeking grant writer, Amy Hartman, who helped in getting a grant
awarded from the Florida Department of State, Historic Preservation,
Special Category for the Crooked River Lighthouse restoration assess-
ment and Phase I of the actual preservation and restoration of our his-
toric monument to the Keepers of the light. These brave men and
women saw many seamen arrive safely home.
Mary looks forward to working with the new administration and will
continue as a member of the Grant Committee, along with John
Canetta, Historian. Since John and Mary live outside of Carrabell,
Tamara Allen, grant committee member, will be the local liaison work-
ing closely with the City Administrator.
CLA's goals include raising. funds to pursue the dream of building a
replica of the Keeper's dwelling to open as a museum and improving
the park site.


Local Groups To Clean
Litter From Our River
Volunteers Pitch In as Part of American Rivers National
River Cleanup Week
Local citizens are banding together to tackle pollution on the
Apalachicola River, as part of National River Cleanup Week 2007. The
Apalachicola Riverkeeper will conduct a stream cleanup with the help
of volunteers on Saturday June 2nd from 8 a.m. until noon. The
cleanup will be followed by a picnic at the Wheelhouse Cafe.
"The Apalachicola Riverkeeper is dedicated to protecting the


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Apalachicola River because a healthy community starts with a healthy
river. Our volunteers are excited to pitch in because a cleaner river is a
healthier river," said Andy Smith, Executive Director.
National River Cleanup Week, presented by American Rivers, kicks off
a series of community-based stream cleanup nationwide beginning the
week of June 2-10, 2007. This popular annual event raises public aware-
ness of the magnitude of trash accumulating in our nation's waterways.
The Apalachicola Riverkeeper will be participating.along with tens of
thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanup across the
country to remove trash from local rivers and streams. Learn more
about National River Cleanup Week at www.nationalrivercleanup.org.
"The Apalachicola River and its tributaries are so important to our
community that we've got to take every opportunity we can to protect
it. Keeping it clean is one way that we can do our part for the river we
all love," said Smith.
"It's thrilling to see so many people across the nation pitching in to
protect their local river or favorite stream," said Rebecca Wodder, pres-
ident of American Rivers, the organization that coordinates National
River Cleanup Week. "We applaud the work of the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper not just for speaking out for the Apalachicola River, but for
taking action to keep it healthy."
The cleanup is being organized by the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, the
Wheelhouse Caf6 and Tours and Philaco, a local women's club. At 8
a.m. on Saturday June 2nd we will gather at the Wheelhouse Caf6 and
disperse to the selected cleanup sites, which at present include, Scipio
Creek, 10-foot hole, east end of Gorrie Bridge, Abercrombie Landing,
Graham Creek Landing, Bloody Bluff Landing, and other sites on the
Apalachicola River..Please contact the Apalachicola Riverkeeper at
850-653-8936 to volunteer..We need volunteers to clean up land sites,
such as the boat landings, to clean up creek and river sites using canoes
or kayaks, and to clean up sites using power boats. We also need volun-
teers with pick-up trucks to assist in transporting full garbage bags and
other items to the dumpsters that the County will put at 10-foot hole
and the Wheelhouse.


Carrabelle Wins Designation
As A "Waterfront Florida
Partnership Community"
The City of Carrabelle received official notification this week of its des-
ignation as a "Waterfront Florida Partnership Community" for the
2007-2009 cycle. Tom Pelham, Secretary of the Department of
Community Affairs, praised the City in his notification letter, "I com-
mend your community's commitment to develop a plan to revitalize the
City of Carrabelle and anticipate that your waterfront community will
be a strong example for other communities in the state."
With this designation Carrabelle will receive intensive technical assis-
tance over a two-year period and a $25,000 grant each year. The
Waterfront Partnership will bring together groups of citizens to create
a shared vision for Carrabelle to help revitalize the traditional working
waterfront, maintain public access to the water and assist with histori-
cal preservation and hazard mitigation.
"We are so excited and proud of this designation, Mayor Mel Kelly
said. For Carrabelle, the designation will help the community come
together to develop a plan for its waterfront, and the program will pro-
vide some tools and opportunities to accomplish that shared vision.
The effort will involve the families who have lived here for generations,
new comers, businesses and land developers."
The City coordinated a group of local volunteers, who called them-
selves the Friends of-the Waterfront, to complete the challenging grant
application process. These friends included a broad array of business
leaders, property owners, and involved citizens who worked with a
local non-profit organization in Carrabelle to complete the application.
The City of Carrabelle.and Carrabelle CARES were joint applicants for
the grant;: and: have;named-.TamaraAllen as ,thel pro~gam'managers! for
Carrabelle's Waterfront Program. Alen, a local retiree, has,40 years.of
experience as a program manager and administrator.
"I am passionate about'the waterfront in Carrabelle, it's in my blood.
My granddaddy had shrimp boats here in the 1920's and my dad, Bob
Bibb was born here. I love to walk my dog by the water, sail the Bay and
fish the rivers. I look forward to working with the community to create
a plan and a vision."
The city received the No. 1 ranking among 10 communities statewide
that applied for the designation. Neighboring communities of
Steinhatchee and St. Marks were also chosen in this cycle by the state
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25 May 2007 Page 5


Franklin County

Court Report

Judge Van P. Russell

May 3, 2007
BY CAROL NOBLE

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

PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
AMARA, EDUARDO: Charged March 14, 2007 with attaching tag
not assigned; no valid driver license. The defendant was present in court
and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant
was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs);
$410.00 costs.
AMISON, JAMES STEWART: Charged June 25, 2006 with driving
while license suspended or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. Pre-
trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
BATEMAN, MICHAEL DEWITT: Charged January 28, 2007 with
DUI; property damage. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference
continued to June 7, 2007.
BEEBE, STEVE WAYNE: Charged January 19, 2007 with DUI. Cash
bond was $750.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
BYRD, BILLIE JO: Charged March 9, 2007 with petit theft.
Defendant was incarcerated. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7,
2007.
CAUSEY, ERIC MUNROE: Charged January 19, 2007 with DUI 2nd
offense. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to the less-
er charge of 1st offense and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and
counseling; 50 hours community service work; license suspended 6
months; vehicle impounded 10 days; no alcohol, random tests; curfew
6pm to 6am; attend AA twice per week with sponsor; $820.00 costs.
CHASE, DORIS M: Charged March 13, 2007 with battery. Bond was
$542.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Sherri
Barnes-Larry. Non-jury Trial set for June 8, 2007.
COOPER, AXSON ROBERT: Charged January 4, 2007 with disor-
derly intoxication Est only on 1st offense, Bond was $1,500.00. The
defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued. Bond was forfeited.
COOPER, MARGARET L: Charged February 25,2007 with battery.
Bond was $542.00. The defendant entered into a Deferred Prosecutor
Agreement for 18 months..
CUMMINGS, DEMETRICE: Charged March 1, 2007 and 2 times
January 1, 2007 with issue worthless check under 150 dollars. The
defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued.
ELLIOT, RICHARD: Charged March 4, 2007 with DUI; refusal to
submit to balance test. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference con-
tinued to June 7, 2007.
ENGMAN, MICHAEL THOMAS: Charged November 22, 2006 with
DUI; property damage. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference con-
tinued to June 7, 2007.
FENN, JAMES A: Charged June 23, 2006 with trespass to occupied
structure; criminal mischief under 200 dollars. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. Pre-trial Conference continued to July 5, 2007.
FEWOX, ROBERT DAVID: Charged December 21, 2006 with driv-
ing under influence with breath alcohol .20 or higher; property damage.
Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Christopher, Nais, entered a plea of no contest to negotiated plea stip-
,ulated tofunderr~20, and'was adjudicatedcguiltyiThe defendant.was sen-
'tenced to 1 day in jail with 1 days credit for time served; 6 months pro-
bation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours com-
munity service work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle impounded 10
days; no alcohol, random testing; curfew 6pm to 6am; $670.00 fine and
costs.
FREMIN, NATASHA SUE: Charged January 21, 2007 with DUI;
resist or obstruct without violence; attach tag not assigned; possession
less than 20 grams marijuana; possession of paraphernalia. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial
Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
GARRETT, SHARON L: Charged February 24, 2007 with DUI.
Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
GAY, SHAYLA L: Charged December 16, 2006 with battery. Bond
was $1,000.00. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias
(warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
GIDDENS, REGGIE: Charged October 29, 2006 with DUI; refusal to
submit to balance test. Bond was $1,000.00. Pre-trial Conference con-
tinued to June 7, 2007.
GILLEY, SHARON LESLIE: Charged March 2, 2007, March 3,
2007, and March 16, 2007 with expired driver license. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial
Conference continued to June 7, 2007.


GREER, JOSHUA C: Charged March 18, 2007 with driving while
license suspended or revoked. Thq defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, exitered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant'~as sentenced to 27 days in jail with
27 days credit for time served.
HADSOCK, DAVID DUANE: Charged March 16, 2007 with driving
while license suspended or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. Pre-
trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
HALL, DEE JAY: Charged October 9, 2006 with DUI. Pre-trial
Conference continued to June 7, 2)007.
HARRIS, QUINCY LEON: Charged March 16, 2007 with driving
while license suspended or revoked.. Bond was $1,000.00. Pre-trial
Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
HENDELS, MICHAEL LOUIS:-~Charged September 14, 2006 with
battery. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was failed to appear and a
capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
HUMPHRIES, PERRY LAYTON: Charged February 9, 2007 with 2
counts battery. Bond was $2,500.00. 'Pre-trial Conference continued to
June 7, 2007.
HURST, JOHNNIE M: Charged March 23, 2007 with DUI. Cash
Sbond was $250.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
IRVIN, BRANDIE NICHOLE: Charged March 3, 2007 with DUI.
Bond was $500.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
JAMES, MARK DIMITRIOS: Charged January 26, 2007 with disor-
derly intoxication Est only on 1st offense. Bond was $250.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 2 days credit for time served (sus-
pended upon payment of costs); $365.00 costs.
KEMBRO, STEVEN GREGORY:. Charged February 11, 2007 with
battery; resist officer without violence; trespass in structure inhabited.
Bond was $3,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to count 1 and was
adjudicated guilty. The State Attorney's Office dropped counts 2 and 3.
The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; anger manage-
ment course; no alcohol, bars or lounges (random tests); curfew 6pm to
6am; no contact with victim; $732.00 costs.
MARTIN, BOBBY CLAY JR: Charged March 26, 2007 with DUI;
property damage. Bond was $670.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference contin-
ued to June 7, 2007.
MCKEE, STAR ANGEL: Charged December 30, 2006 with.battery
domestic violence. The defendant was present in court with Attoriey
Jeff Arrowood. Docket Sounding set for June 25, 2007.
MEDLEY, OSCAR WALLACE JR: Charged January 29, 2007 with
battery domestic violence. Bond was $500.00. The defendant failed to
appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was
forfeited.
MIMS, PATRICK RANDALL: Charged March 23, 2007 with DUI.
Bond was $670.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney
J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
MISTRY, KEVIN A: Charged March 3, 2007 with DUI. Bond was
$1,000.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
MORALES, CARLOS: Charged February 23, 2007 with obstruction
by disguise; no valid driver license. Cash bond was $705.00. The defen-
dant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was
issued. Bond was forfeited.
MULLINS, DONNA K: Charged December 30, 2006 with DUI. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-
trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
MURRAY, SONYA STARR: Charged January 17, 2007 with leaving
scene accident with damage to property. The defendant failed to appear
for court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued.
PUTNAL, JOSEPH GLEN: Charged 7 times January 29, 2007 and
January 22, 2007 with issue worthless check under 150 dollars.
Defendant was incarcerated. Pre-trial Confetewce connnued to July 5,
2007' -"
RATLEDGE, ROBERT P: Chage3 ovember 16,. 2006 with petit
theft retail. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represent-
ed in court by Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry. Docket Sounding set for
June 25, 2007.
RICHARDS, CHISTOPHER RALPH: Charged March 10, 2007 with
resisting officer without violence. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The State
Attorney's Office to drop charge.
RICHARDS, GLENN ALLEN: Charged September 9, 2006 with har-
vesting oysters on closed day. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June
7, 2007.
RUSSELL, CHARLES FORREST: Charged with battery. Pre-trial
Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
SANDERS, DONALD JR: Charged February 18, 2007 with violation
of injunction for protection. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Docket Sounding
set for July 23, 2007.
SIMMONS, BERNARD F. II: Charged March 15, 2007 with driving
while license suspended or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. A
public defender was appointed and Pre-trial Conference continued to
June 7, 2007.


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SINGLETON, JEREMY L: Charged March 11, 2007 with criminal
mischief 200 to 1,000 dollars; disorderly intoxication Est only 1st
offense. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry, entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 53 days in
jail with 53 days credit for time served; additional 30 days in jail (sus-
pended upon payment of costs); $365.00 costs.
SMITH, STEPHANIE C: Charged March 4, 2007 with DUI. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-
trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
STEVENS, JOSEPH BRANDON: Charged February 1, 2007 with
possession of cannabis. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present
in court. Docket Sounding set for May 21, 2007.
STRICKLAND, JAVELLE S: Charged February 23, 2007 with drug
possession marijuana under 20 grams. Bond was $2,500.00. Pre-trial
Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
TAPPER, DONNA DUGGAR: Charged January 21, 2007 with DUI;
refusal to sign summons. Bond was $6,000.00. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Docket Sounding set
for July 23, 2007.
TAYLOR, ROBERT: Charged March 10, 2007 with DUI. Cash bond
was $500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI school, alco-
hol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours community service work;
license revoked 6 months; vehicle impounded 10 days; no alcohol, ran-
dom tests; curfew 6pm to 6am; $810.00 costs.
THOMAS, KHAZMANA W: Charged February 20,2007 with battery
domestic violence. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
THOMPSON, MARVIS H: Charged March 23, 2007 with drug pos-
session marijuana under 20 grams; drug paraphernalia use or posses-
sion. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Docket Sounding set for July 23,
2007.
TORRES, ERIC GARCIA: Charged February 23, 2007 with attaching
tag not assigned; no valid driver license. The defendant was present in
court and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The
defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of
costs); $410.00 costs.
USSERY, TIMOTHY: Charged March 2; 2007 with DUI. Cash bond
was $670.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
WALLACE, KERRI L: Charged December 30, 2006 with battery
domestic violence; disorderly intoxication Est only on 1st offense. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Sherri Baries-Larry.
Non-jury Trial set for June 8, 2007.
WANNALL, WAYNE QUENTION: Charged March 23, 2007 with
DUI; alcohol beverage illegal possession by person under 21. Cash
bond was $300.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
WHIDDON, CARAH JEAN: Charged October 17, 2006 with retail
theft. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry. Pre-trial Conference continued to June
7, 2007.
WILLIAMS, DITANZELAKD: Charged March 1, 2007 with battery.
Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.

CRIMINAL MISDEMEANORS & TRAFFIC
AMISON, JAMES: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. A public defender was appoint-
ed who entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7,
2007.
ARIZMENDI, P.T. GARCIA: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. The defendant failed to appear for court and a
capias (warrant for arrest) was issued.
ARMSTRONG, SANDRA K: Charged with expired tag (more than 6
months). Arraignment continued to June 7, 2007.
ARNOLD, THOMAS M: Charged with 2 counts battery; disorderly
intoxicanon Defendant was incarcerated.;The defendant was present
in court ati)a public defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set
for June 7, 2007.
BASS, DRAYTON: Charged with DUI; refusal to sign summons.
Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
-Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for June 7, 2007.
BATEMAN, RACHEL L: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was'present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not
guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
BRANCH, AMBER M: Charged with worthless checks. The defen-
dant was present in court and entered a plea of no contest for one
check; charges dropped for one check. Adjudication withheld. The
defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; $360.71 costs.
BUEB, CHRISTA L: Charged with nudity in State park. Arraignment
continued to June 7, 2007.
CARROLL, TRACEY L: Charged with DUI; refusal to accept and
sign a summons. Bond was $5,000.00. Arraignment continued to June
,7, 2007.
CASSELL, GERALD C: Charged with driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked; no motorcycle endorsement. The defendant was present
in court and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The
defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; $410.00 costs.
CAUSEY, THOMAS E: Charged with disorderly intoxication; resist-
ing officer without violence. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was
present in court, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated
guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; attend AA,
2 meetings per week with sponsor; $510.00 costs.
CRAIG, JASON M: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant
for arrest) was issued.
CRIPE, CODY Z: Charged with violation of navigation rules. The
defendant was present in court and paid fine of $65.00.
CRIPE, CODY Z: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. Bond was $205.00. The defendant was present in court and
entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was
sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs and valid
license shown); $205.00 costs.
CRUM, KENNETH C: Charged with worthless checks. Arraignment
continued to June 7, 2007.
DAVIS, DON LEWIS: Charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. Bond was $500.00. The defendant failed to appear for court
and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
DAVIS, DON LEWIS: Charged with battery. Bond was $545.00. The
defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued. Bond was forfeited.
DAVIS, ELLIS S: Charged with retail theft. Bond was $295.00. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A pub-
lic defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
DAVIS, JUNE M: Charged with disorderly intoxication. Bond was
$215.00. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not
guilty. A public defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for
June 7, 2007.


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Franklin County Court Report from Page 5
DAVIS, JUNE M: Charged with petit theft. Bond was $1,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and
entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007..
DEANGELO, ERIC PAUL: Charged with battery. The defendant
entered plea on April 24, 2007 and was sentenced to 1 year probation.
DOUDS, TAMMIE: Charged with resisting without violence. The
defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
DUDLEY, JOSEPH A: Charged with possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis; possession of paraphernalia. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The.defendant
was sentenced to 21 days in jail with 21 days credit for time served.
DYE, MATTHEW L: Charged with DUI. Bond was $2,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation
and counseling; 50 hours community service work; license revoked 6
months; vehicle impounded 10 days, no alcohol, random tests; curfew
6pm to 6am; $710.00 costs.
ESTES, VICTORIA L: Charged with no valid driver license; leaving
scene of accident with damage to property. Bond was $705.00. The
defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months proba-
tion; $705.00 costs; paying traffic tickets and getting valid license a part
of probation.
FISCHER, JOHN G: Charged with pet in State park. Arraignment
continued to June 7, 2007.
FLORES-BOTIS, JOSE E: Charged with no valid driver license. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of guilty.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
(suspended if fine paid in 90 days); $205.00 costs.
GODNEZ, JAIME Z: Charged with DUI; no valid driver license.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was.present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7,
2007.
GUENTHER, RYAN P: Charged with allow unauthorized person to
drive. Charges were dismissed.
HADDON, JENNIFER L: Charged with pet in State park.
Arraignment continued to June 7, 2007.
HAMMOND, GEORGE C: Charged with DUI. Bond was $500.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger
and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7,
2007.
HARTSFIELD, ALBERT L. JR: Charged with driving while license
suspended or revoked. The defendant was present in court and entered
a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 6 months probation; $205.00 costs.
HAYES, MOSE SIM: Charged with DUI. Defendant released on own
recognizance. A written plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney
Barbara Sanders. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
HAYMAN, JAMES E: Charged with reckless driving. Cash bond was
$2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was -adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI school; alco-
hol evaluation and treatment; 100 hours community service work;
attend AA 2 times per week with sponsor; $390.00 costs.
HERRING, JARROD A: Charged with criminal mischief. Bond was
$1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set
for June 7, 2007.
HODGES, PAUL A: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. The defendant entered plea on April 24, 2007 and was sen-
tenced to 6 months probation.
HODGES, PAUL A: Charged with domestic battery. The defendant
entered plea on April 24, 2007 and was sentenced to 1 year probation.
HOLLAND; DUSTIN J: Charged with domestic batteyi.Defendant,
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and.entered a.plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for June 7, 2007.
HUNTER, CLIFF OLIN: Charged with DUI. Bond was $670.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and.
entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
INGRAM, PHILLIP A: Charged with disorderly intoxication. Bond
was $215.00. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias
(warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
JINKS, LEANN M: Charged with possession of alcohol by person
under 21. Cash bond was $215.00. The.defendant failed to appear for
court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
KEENE, TERE JAY: Charged with DUI; driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; expired tag over 6 months. Bond was $1,500.00.


New Hope

School

Reunion
The 15th annual reunion of those
who attended New Hope School
in North- Holmes County, FL, is
Saturday, May 26, beginning at
10 a.m., at the Masonic Hall on
the old school site, south of
Highway 2 on 179A, the Geneva-
Westville Road.
Thousands of students, many of
whom live in the Florida-
Alabama-Georgia tri-state area,
attended New Hope School
which taught students from the
1890s to 1963. A covered-dish
luncheon is held at noon.
For more information contact,
Max Thomas (850) 956-2714,
1300 Carlis Ln., Westville, FL
32464, Posey Vaughan 956-2502,
1463 Vaughan Dead River Rd.,
Westville, FL 32464, or Pearl
Thompson (850) 956-4537 1284
Hwy. 163, Westville, FL 32464.


PSA
The Franklin County Transport-
ation Disadvantaged Coordina-
ting Board (TDCB) announces a
public hearing and meeting to
which all persons are invited. The
agenda will include evaluations,
grant applications and a staff
report. The public hearing will
be held for the purpose of allow-
ing residents the opportunity to
discuss with the local TDCB
unmet transportation needs or
any other areas that relate to local
transportation services. If you
are unavailable to attend the pub-
lic hearing, written comments
will be accepted through June 14,
2007.
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Place: Franklin County Court-
house Annex, Courtroom, 33
Market Street, Apalach, FL. For
more information, contact Vanita
Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at
(850) 674-4571 or by email at
arpc7@gtcom.net.


The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation
and counseling; 50 hours community service work; license suspended
12 months; vehicle impounded 10 days; no alcohol, random tests; cur-
few 6pm to 6am; interlock device 12 months; AA twice weekly with
sponsor; $1,120.00 costs.
KEITH, JAMES R. JR: Charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. Bond was $205.00. The defendant was present in court,
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended for 90 days); $500.00 costs.
KENDRICK, JONATHAN: Charged with assault; disorderly con-
duct; disruption of school function. Cash bond was $635.00. A written.
plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney Thomas L. Powell. Pre-trial
Conference set for June 7, 2007.
KEVER, BAMBI J: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked; expired tag more than 6 months. Bond was $555.00. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for June 7, 2007.
KEVER, BAMBI J: Charged with expired tag more than 6 months;
attaching tag not assigned. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was
present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was
appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
KRAFFT, GAYLORD G: Charged with possession of cannabis under
20 grams. Cash bond was $500.00. The defendant was not present for
court, bond was forfeited.
LANGLEY, BRANDON: Charged with DUI; alcohol possession
under 21. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for June 7, 2007.
LANGSTON, WHITNEY E: Charged with pet in State park.
Arraignment continued to June 7, 2007.
LAPINE, CHRYSTAL F: Charged with domestic battery. Bond was
$3,000.00. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not
guilty. A public defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for
June 7, 2007.
LOPEZ, ANTONIO M: Charged with no valid driver license. Cash
bond was $205.00. The defendant was present in court, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was fined
$205.00.
MATA, ESTEBAN S: Charged with petit theft. Cash bond was
$2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set
for June 7, 2007.
MCCALPIN, JUSTIN E: Charged with domestic battery. Bond was
$500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set
for June 7, 2007.
MCKENNA, JEFFERY A: Charged with DUI. Bond was $2,500.00.
A written plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
MESSER, GERALD C: Charged with hunting turkey over bait. The
defendant was present in court. Arraignment continued to June 7,
2007.
MIMS, WINFORD W: Charged with battery. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no contest to the
lesser charge of disorderly conduct and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; complete anger man-
agement course; no contact with victim; $295.00 costs.
MONTGOMERY, JESSICA: Charged with petit theft. A deferred
prosecutor agreement entered into for 6 months.
MORRIS, JEFFERY L: Charged with DUI; possession marijuana less
than 20 grams. Cash bond was $1,000.00. A written plea of not guilty
was entered by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference set
for June 7, 2007.
MORRIS, RANDELL: Charged with possession undersized Red Fish.
Cash bond was $315.00. The defendant was not present for court and
bond was forfeited.' w .
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MURRAY, JAMES J: Charged with battery. Bond was $542.00. The
defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued. Bond was forfeited.
NEEDER, RICK: Citation issued for failure to transfer title/registra-
tion. Offender paid $61.00 fine.
NELSON, ROBERT L: Charged 2 times with no saltwater products
license; no oyster harvesting license. The defendant was present in
court, entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended if paid within 90 days);
$190.00 costs.
NETTLES, JOSHUA B: Charged with driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked. Bond was $500.00. Arraignment continued to June 7,
2007.
NEWTON, JESSICA G: Charged with possession of alcohol by per-
son under 21. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30
days in jail (suspended if costs paid within 90 days); $215.00 costs.
NICHOLS, BOB N: Citation issued for no guide license (4 months or
less). Offender paid $251.00 fine.
ODOM, KAILA L: Charged with DUI; leaving scene of accident with
property damage; Charged with reckless driving; driving while license
suspended or revoked; fail to sign summons; resisting without violence.
Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
(for 1st charge) to 5 days in jail with 5 days credit for time served; 6
months probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50
hours community service work; license revoked 12 months; vehicle
impounded 10 days; no alcohol, random tests; curfew 6pm to 6am; AA
2 times per week with sponsor; restitution reserved on. The defendant
was sentenced (for 2nd charge) to 5 days in jail with 5 days credit for
time served; 12 months probation (concurrent); $1,025.00 costs.
OWENS, VERONICA: Charged with no valid driver license. The
defendant entered a plea on April 24, 2007 and was sentenced to 6
months probation.
PELT, WILLIE E: Charged with disorderly conduct. Bond was
$215.00. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant
for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
PITTS, MATTHEW N: Charged with criminal mischief. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered
a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 21 days in jail with 21 days credit for time served; 6 months
probation; $540.00 costs; restitution imposed, Hearing set for June 6,
2007.
POWELL, SAUNDRA: Charged with possession of undersized oys-
ters. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not
guilty. Non-jury Trial set for July 6, 2007.
RACOFF, KATE E: Charged with pets in State park. Arraignment
continued to June 7, 2007.
RAFFIELD, LOUISE W: Charged with battery. State Attorney's
Office to drop charge.
RAGSDALE, MATTHEW A: Charged with DUI. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no
contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 14
days in jail with 14 days credit for time served; 6 months probation;
DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours community
service work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle impounded 10 days; no
alcohol, random tests; curfew 6pm to 6am; $710.00 costs.
RICHARDS, GLENN A: Charged with possession of undersized oys-
ters (34%). The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
not guilty. A public defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for
June 7, 2007.
ROSIER, DAN: Charged with DUI. Bond was $5,000.00. A written
plea of not guilty was enter by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial
Conference set for June 7, 2007.
RUCKER, RONALD M: Charged with DUI. Bond was $500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and
entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
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Franklin County Court Report from Page 6
RUSSELL, ROBERT H: Charged with battery. Bond was $1,500.00.
The defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months pro-
bation; anger management course; no contact with victim; $542.00
costs. Restitution Hearing set for June 8, 2007.
SALINAS, MARCOS M: Charged with no valid driver license.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 28 days in jail with
28 days credit for time served; waived fines and fees.
SANDERS, SARAH B: Charged with allow unauthorized person to
drive. State Attorney's Office to drop charge. Case Management contin-
ued to June 7, 2007.
SEXTON, SHANNON: Charged with worthless check. Cash bond
was $441.97. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 6
months probation; $411.97 costs.
SHIVER, RODNEY S: Charged with trespass on property. Bond was
$250.00. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant
for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited. #
SIMMONS, BERNARD F: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
STANSBERRY, JOHN A: Charged with giving alcoholic beverage to
minor. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of no
contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30
days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs within 90 days); $295.00
costs.
STEVENS, BENJAMIN: Charged with disorderly intoxication. Bond
was $500.00. The defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no
contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6
months probation; AA x 2 per week with sponsor; $295.00 costs.
SULLIVAN, ROBERT A: Charged with possession of paraphernalia.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger,. entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 41 days in jail with
41 days credit for time served; waived fines and fees.
TERRY, KATHERINE: Charged with possession of alcohol by person
under 21. Cash bond was $215.00. The defendant was not present for
court and bond was forfeited.
TIDWELL, MICHAEL L: Charged with no saltwater products
license. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of no
contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30
days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs within 90 days); $190.00
costs.
VINSON, AMBER: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. The defendant was present in court; was given a previous sen-
tence to pay costs of $508.20 or serve 30 days in jail. The defendant is
serving 30 days in jail.
VOGLIANO, ANDREW S: Charged with DUI. Bond was $500.00.
Arraignment continued to June 7,.2007..
VONIER, KAREN S: -Charged with possession of cannabis under 20
grams. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present in court, entered
a plea of guilty and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail (suspended if costs paid within 90 days);
$500.00 costs.
WALLACE, KERRI L: Charged with possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis; possession of paraphernalia. Sfate Attorney's Office to drop
charges. Case Management continued to June 7, 2007.
WILLIAMS, TERRENCE: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; tag attached not assigned. Cash bond was $560.00.
The defendant was not present for court and bond was forfeited.
YEATMAN, ERIC W: Charged with.DUI. Bond was $1,000.00. A
written plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
YON, CORA BETH: Charged with no valid driver license. Defendant
was incarcerated. A public defender was appointed and entered a plea
of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for June 7, 2007.
YOUNG, ROY A: Charged with attempt to take turkey over bait. The
defendant entered a plea (in absentia) of no contest. Adjudication with-
held. The defendant paid fine of $215.00.
ZINGARELLI, JOSEPH C: Charged with hunting dog must have ID
tag/collar; attempt to take deer on non regulated property; pursue
wildlife while prohibited on wildlife management area. A written plea
of not guilty was entered by the defendant. Pre-trial Conference set for
June 7, 2007.
STERWERF, ANGELA K: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. Case Management continued to June 7, 2007.




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CIVIL INFRACTIONS
AMOROSO, JOSHUA R: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing
license. Offender paid $86.50 civil penalty.
BARKSDALE, EDWARD G: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing
license. Offender paid $68.50 civil penalty.
BUTLER, DWIGHT L: Citation issued for expired boat registration.
Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
CHAMBLISS, GARY W: Citation issued for expired boat registration.
Offender paid $61.00 civil judgment.
CRUM, TIMOTHY L: Citation issued for no resident fishing license.
Offender paid $68.50 civil judgment.
DATRY, ERIC LEE: Citation issued for expired boat registration.
Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
ELSENSOHN, RONALD J: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing
license. Offender paid $86.50 civil penalty.
FLIS, STEPHEN: Citation issued for expired boat registration.
Offender paid $5.00 dismissal fee, valid registration shown.
GRAHAM, MELISSA N: Citation issued for improper/insufficient
safety equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
HICKS, DANIEL E: Citation issued for careless boat operation.
Offender paid $65.00 civil penalty.
HILL, ROBERT: Citation issued for improper/insufficient safety
equipment or lights. Offender.paid $61.00 civil penalty.
KETCHAM, GEORGE H: Citation issued for improper/insufficient
safety equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
LAWRENCE, PATRICK V: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing
license. Offender paid $68.50 civil penalty.
LUSBY, GEORGE J: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing license.
Offender paid $86.50 civil penalty.
MESSER, GERALD C: Citation issued for no hunting license; no
turkey stamp. State Attorney's Office to drop these charges and pursue
another MM case. Arraignment continued to June 7, 2007.
MIXON, JEREMY J: Citation issued for improper/insufficient safety
equipment or lights., Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
RICHARDS, JORDAN K: Citation issued for careless boat operation.
Offender paid $65.00 civil penalty.
LYNK, BRUCE M: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing license.
Offender paid $68.50 civil judgment.
STILL, ALBERT LEE: Charged with over bag limit Sea Trout; under-
size Sea Trout. Cash bond was $620.00. The defendant was not present
for court and bond was forfeited.
STONE, JAMES P: Citation issued for improper/insufficient safety
equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
TOPHAM, AMANDA: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing
license. Offender paid $68,50 civil judgment.
WALKER, DONNIE L. JR: Citation issued for improper/insufficient
safety equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.



More Fun Now At

Putt-N-Fuss Fun Park
Visitors to Putt-n-Fuss Fun Park in Eastpoint, Florida will have more
ways to have fun this year. Owners Carol and Bill Robinson have added
Alien U.FO. Laser Tag, an inflatable laser tag arena shaped like a fly-
ing saucer with a big green alien on top. Players sneak around the maze
inside and shoot their opponents with laser beams. No pain involved.
After dark a strobe light lights up the inside for an added eerie effect.
This is lots of fun for kids aged 6 to 60. It is currently open Friday
evening and Saturdays. Beginning May 28, it will be open daily.
Another new and fun feature is the five station acrobatic, extreme exer-
cise, bungee jumper appropriately named Flying High. Jumpers put on
a harness and jump on a large air bag. With the aid of bungee cords
they soar up to 25 feet in the air for a real tummy tickling experience.
There is no age limit. Even toddlers can do it.
These attractions, along with miniature golf and bumper boats, are
available for your child's birthday party or special event. Call the party
planner for details. Make your child's birthday a memorable event.
The ice cream parlor at Putt-n-Fuss Fun Park has expanded its delec-
table delights with soft selve ice cream in vanilla, chocolate and a two-
flavor twist. You can order from the menu or create your own sundae,
milkshake or Arctic Swirl from a variety of cookie and candy toppings.
Yum, Yum!
Anyone who loves ice cream and likes a challenge, can try the Pig Out
Sundae. It starts with 9 scoops of ice cream, and ends with lots of top-
pings, whipped cream and a cherry. If you eat it all down to the last
gooey bit, it's on us!
So, if you're looking for something new and exciting to do close to
home, come to Putt-n-Fuss Fun Park on Highway 98 at Island Drive in
Eastpoint, Florida. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.


Many Awards At Philaco

Luncheon
BY SUE CRONKITE
There were accolades for jobs well done and honors for scholarship
winners at the Apalachicola Woman's Club's annual awards luncheon
May 19.
"All of you have made me so proud," Celeste Wall, president, told

CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)


File No.


Date of this Notice 5/09/07 InvoiceNo. 13234
Description of Vehicle: Make Mercury Model Capri Color White
TagNo.O796KI Year 1993 State FL VinNo. GMPCTOIZ6P8645855
To Owner- Claire J. Miller To Lien Holder
1316 Beck Avenue
Panama City, FL 32405


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 05/05/07 at the request of FHP that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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 $ 323.70 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 noticed that on 6/09/07 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


Philaco President Celeste Wall (center) with scholarship win-
ners, Tiffany Creamer and Jesse Whitfield. The Philaco
Woman's Club presents a $1,000 scholarship to two
Apalachicola High School graduates each year. The high
school moves to the new consolidated school building next
term, so this is the last scholarship Philaco will present to
Apalachicola High School graduates.
those gathered as she presented certificates of award for local club work
and statewide honors received at the recent Florida Federation of
Women's Clubs convention. "A heartfelt thanks to all our chair persons
and committee members whose hard work, commitment and.compas-
sion made all these awards possible," added Wall.
Nancy Petruka presented education scholarships to Tiffany Creamer
and Jesse Whitfield from the club as parents and grandparents joined in
the applause. Tiffany plans to attend Gulf Coast Community College
to pursue a dental hygiene degree and Jesse plans to go to Washington,
D. C. to attend Georgetown University for a political science degree.
Proud parents and grandparents include Jesse's mother Denice Roux
and Tiffany's parents Sabrina and Mitchell Webb, brother Tyler Webb
and grandparents G. W and Ruby Dykes. Tiffany's mother recently
received her Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree from Gulf Coast
Community College.
President Wall gave recognition awards and certificates to executive
board and department heads. The club's popular reading program,
ESO, led by Dee Grinenko received Best Programs Category Overall
from the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs at the convention.
Dawn Radford was honored by the state for most books read by an
individual.
,The Apalachicola Club received first place in Education for its Life
Long Learning program, in Conservation for the Resource category, in
Public Affairs programs led by Marilyn Hogan in Community Safety,


Tiffany Creamer's family gathered around her after her schol-
arship was awarded by the Apalachicola Philaco Woman's
Club at the annual luncheon. With her, center, is her brother
Tyler Webb, standing, from left, her father Mitchell Webb,.
her grandfather G. W. Dykes, mother Sabrina Webb, and
grandmother Ruby Dykes.
Citizenship, and Domestic Violence.
An honor score of Second Place in Fund Raising and Empowering
Women was received from the Federation by the Apalachicola Club.
There were three red ribbons won in the crafts division by Candace
Springer, Debbie Bachman and Billie Sytsma. Candace also won one of
the top two awards, Junior Director Choice Award, for her magnificent
cat table.
Wall presented certificates of achievement for work on the publication
of the new cookbook. Radford was editor and distributes the books.
Laura Moody was in charge of categories and was proof reader. Rita
O'Connell was in charge of recipes for soups and salads, Estes, wildlife,
Petruka was technical coordinator, Hogan, business coordinator, and
Marcia Johnson and Monica Lemieux collected meat and casserole
recipes.
Jane Cook and Norma Ethridge were honored for their volunteer work
with Meals on Wheels. In addition to delivering the daily Meals on
Wheels, the women give out fruit baskets to seniors in Eastpoint and
Apalachicola from Philaco at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Ethridge said one of the most rewarding times during her Meals on
Wheels experience came when Wall told her to take leftover lilies after
Easter at the Methodist Church to her Meals on Wheels homebound
seniors. "They so appreciated the beautiful lilies," said Ethridge. "I get
more out of the Meals on Wheels program than they do." Cook said
volunteers are needed to deliver meals in Eastpoint on Thursdays.
A time of laughter rounded out the awards luncheon when Ann
Sizemore was called to the front. On a recent canoe trip down the
Econfina, Sizemore had told the others that she didn't know how to
swim. They put her with the leader of the canoe trip, and of course, the
canoe capsized. "She swam, whether she knew how or not," laughed
Wall, who presented Sizemore with a mermaid key chain.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)


File No.


Date of this Notice 5/14/07 Invoice No. 13254
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Truck Color Gray/Black
TagNo.H860KD Year 1985 State FL VinNo. 1FTHX251XFKB31185
To Owner. Raymond & Barbara Dean To Lien Holder Bill Bond Auto Sales, Inc.
965 Highway 98 2610 W. Tennessee Street
Eastpoint, FL 32328 Tallahassee, FL 32304


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 05/09/07 at the request of FHP that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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 $ 613.10 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 6/12/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219









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Acura Integra 1994 $700! Police
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1992 $500! More Cars available
Now, For listings Call (800) 366-
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New Log Home Packages to be
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Lots & Acreage
AUCTION 1,126+/- Acres
Divided Sat., June 9, 10:00 a.m.
Tracts From 3 to 6 Acres Crawford,
County, GA. These. select proper-
ties have been owned by the same
timber company for over 25 years.
37 tracts from 3 to 160 acres.
Wooded residential tracts, several
hunting tracts, no restrictions.
These tracts are in the eastern and
northern sections of Crawford
County. Auction held at Goodwill
Conference Center, 5171
Eisenhower Parkway in Macon,
GA. Pay 10% down, 10% buyer's
premium. GAL#2034. Call For
Information (800) 479-1763 John
Dixon & Associates www.john
dixon.com.
So. Central FL 2+ Acre Lake
Access Was $179,900 .NOW
$79,900. Located in private gated
lakefront community. Lake views.
Excel Fin. Owner must sell. Call
(888) 320-8399 x 2008.
LAND AUCTION 11 a.m.,
Saturday, June 9 264 acres, 20
miles North of'Perry, FL SW 1

Federal Rd, Madison County, FL


Agricultural Acreage Great
Hunting, Camping Fishing -
Timber Harvest Potential!


Suggested Opening Bid:
2,000/acre (800)257-4161
www.higgenbotham.com M.E.
Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic
#AU305/AB158.
8-2 ACRES-Gainesville, FL area,
excellent shape, planted pines and
other scattered hardwoods
$389,900. Flexible owner financing
available. (800)352-5263 Florida
Woodland Group, Inc. Lic RE
Broker.

Manufactured Homes
PALM HARBOR HOMES 30th
ANNIVERSARY SALE!!! Huge
Discounts, Easy Financing, 0%
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while this offer lasts!! (800)622-
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children, etc. Only one signature
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ed if qualified. Call (866) 858-2121
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Florida Real Estate
ON-SITE AUCTION 15321 37th
Court East, Parrish, FL Thursday,
May 24th @ 7:00 PM, Open @
6:00 2005 Custom Built, 1.6 Acre,
Estate Home with Lake & Preserve
Views 4,000 + Sq. Ft. of Living
Space, 4 BR / 4BA, & 3 Car
Garage For more .information,
please go online to
www.vanderee.com Or call any-
time (941), 488-3600, Neal
VanDeRee Auctioneers.
So: Central FL 3 Acre Lake Access
Was $179,900 NOW $79,900.
Located in private gated lakefront
community. Lake views. Excel Fin.
Owner must sell. Call (888)320-
8399 x 2008.

Real Estate
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams, Homes,
Cabins & Acreage. FREE
BROCHURE (800) 642-5333.
Realty Of Murphy 317 Peachtree
St. Murphy, N.C. 28906. www.real-
tyofmurphy.com.
GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES-
horses OK, near National & State
forests. Owner financing, no clos-
ing costs. $89,900. (800) 352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic
RE Broker
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
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Information MOUNTAIN PROP-
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Investment Acreage. CHEROKEE
MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL
ESTATE... cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And parcels
on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake
in E. Tennessee Call Lakeside
Realty (888) 291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
COLORADO RANCH SALE 35
AC-$36,900 Easy Access, sunset
views. All utilities, surveyed.
Financing available. Call owner
today! (866) 696-5263 x 2595.
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue Ridge
Mtns. All Dockable 90 miles of
Shoreline start $99,000. Call Now
(800) 709-LAKE.
NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with
old fish camp and 2/BR septic per-
mit, close to public boat ramp.
$225,000.00 Valleytown Realty
http : / / valleytown
realty.com (800) 632-2212 valley-
townrealty@verizon.net.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN & LAKE-
FRONT LUXURY CONDOS
Exclusive agents for HarborCrest &
RiverStone Resort & Spa. Prices
from $234,900 to $569,900. (800)
628-9073, RiverStoneRealty.com or
HarborCrest.net.


NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts in last phase of popular
gated mountain community with
great view, trees, waterfall & large


public lake nearby, paved private
access, $69,500 and up, call now
.(866) 789-8535.
Escape to the Mountains Sat. June
2nd Special one day savings.
Explore this community of moun-
tain homesites in North Carolina.
Call for details (866) 930-5263.
JUST $195.22/ month* 1+ acres
with FREE Boat Slips! Nicely
wooded lake access property in
brand new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre- recre-
ational lake! Prime waterfronts
available. Call (800) 704-3154, x
1113. Price $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years, 7.5%
fixed, OAC.
TENNESSEE-NORRIS LAKE
lots, cabins & condos available.
Luxurious, rustic setting.
Investment rentals or year- round
living. www.TheWillowsAtTwin
Cove.com Sherry Shope, Gables &
Gates, Realtors (800)488-9191.
Coastal GA! 119 Acres-$234,900.
GA/ FL border. Mature pines,
abundant wildlife, black rail fenc-
ing. Long road frontage, utilities.
Potential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now (800) 898-4409
x 1163.
GA/FL Border Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900 (was
$124,900) Coastal region. Wooded,
loaded w/ wildlife. Easy drive to
St. Simons Island! Subdivision
potential! CALL NOW (800) 898-
4409 X 1178.
AUCTION AL-GA-TN 12 Net
Leased Properties *Retail-w/Ntl.
Corp. Leases *Mountain Chalets
*Retail Land Offered Individually
(800) 257-4161 higgenbotham.com
Higgenbotham Auctioneers ME
Higgenbotham, CAI
FL#AU305/AB158.
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No
Date of this Notice 5/07/07 Invoice No. 13230
Description of Vehicle: Make Cadillac Model DeVille Color Red
TagNo.NoTag Year 1990 State FL VinNo. IG6CD533814316704

To Owner Michael Hadson To Lien Holder
P.O. Box 565
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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 05/02/07 at the request of FCSO that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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 $ 343.50 plus storage
Charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 arc hereby notified that on 6/07/07 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
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Date ofthis Notice 5/07/07 Invoice No. 13258
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model Stratus Color Green
TagNo.AJ11573 Year 1998 State GA VinNo. 1B3EJ46X8WN259606

To Owner Paula Prince & To Lien Holder. Landmark Fin. Services
Trever Lindie 1601 Georgia Hwy 40 East
208 Woodlawn Drive Ste. D
Sant Marys, GA 31558 Kingsland, GA 31548

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 05/03/07 at the request of APD that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed claim a lien for towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be
sold after 35 days from the date of impound free of prior liens. Payment
by the above date of notice.in the amount $ 290.70 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 6/07/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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Wind Symphony Coming to Apalach from Page 1
music from over the world by a notable list of composers, including
Lalo Schifrin, the Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor who
wrote a "Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra," which was
performed during the Louisiana tour last year.
Boudreau has committed his life to the arts, according to news releas-
es, and never loses sight of the way in which education can propel
young people out of a life of poverty and into a life enriched and
enhanced by music and art.
He is likely the only orchestra conductor in the world who also skippers
a 195-foot barge. As the son of a chicken farmer/factory worker,
Boudreau grew up in Massachusetts. One day he picked up a trumpet
and began to make music. He earned both undergraduate and graduate
degrees in music at Juilliard in New York, a degree in English literature
from Boston University, and went to Paris as a Fulbright Scholar at the
Paris Conservatory.
He was teaching music at Duquesne University in Pittsburg when the
sight of the three rivers, the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio,
caused him to dream of a floating orchestra of woodwinds, brass and
percussion playing free concerts aboard a barge, and traveling to river-
front cities and towns to perform.
Plein Air Painters from Page 1


Twoyne Sanders, Brooke Harper and Zach Armistead from
Apalachicola's ABC School show the paintings they created.
This is the first time young people from North Florida have had the
opportunity to work with nationally known artists to hone their skills.
It is hoped that the program will continue into future years. Kelly
Smith, mother of one of the student artists from Port St. Joe, said, "It's
very exciting. It's a real opportunity for the kids." Debbie Cole, the art
teacher from Wewahitchka who brought three of her pupils to the
paintout, told me, "My kids are hearing what I've been trying to teach
them all along. It's great that they see people actually get out and do
this in real life." Plein Air painter Cynthia Edmonds from Winter Park,
Florida said, when I asked her why she was taking the time to pass her
knowledge on to a young artist, "I had a very inspiring 4th grade
teacher. Because of her I wanted to be an artist. The schools don't have
all the art they have had in the past." When I asked student artist Sandy
Hodges from Port St. Joe why she came to Apalachicola for the
paintout she said, It sounded like fun. I'm learning a lot about values,
light changes, perception...how to view something as a whole as
opposed to just seeing its individual parts." Sandy's remembering all
that brought smiles to the face of her mentor, artist Gene Costanza
from Eugene, Oregon. Twoyne Sanders from the ABC School in
Apalachicola also said he came because he thought it would be fun. He
told me, "I've never tried oil painting before. I've done some watercol-
or painting."
Watching the artists at work; the young people learning and the profes-
sionals giving so much to them in the short time available, I hoped the
program would continue for many more years in our community. The
young people showed amazing talent. We need to encourage the fine
arts especially in this world where materialism seems to be gaining on
our culture faster than we can head it off. Thank you Plein Air artists
for giving so much to these artists of the future.
Our schools and government discount the fine arts at their and the
nation's peril. As Thomas Merton (1915 -1968) said, "Art is not an end
in itself. It introduces the soul into a higher spiritual order, which it
expresses and in some sense explains. Music and art and poetry attune
the soul to God..."


High Drama at Baseball Field from Page 1
Nichols, Holley and Chris Kent, Callie Nichols and Yanni Pateritsas,
Melanie and Christian Amison, Christy and Jacob Pendleton, Doris
Pendleton, Jacob and Bryce's Nene, and Meagan Newell, Christopher's
sister.
Tension was high as the Twisters and mothers swung, connected or
missed, ran to bases, caught or missed fly balls, fell and jumped up, or
stood in wonder as a ball flew over the fence. Then red dirt flew as a
runner slid to a base or home, dark, very dry, red clay sticking to uni-
forms, knees and sometimes elbows.
The players could be a pint-size budding Mickey Mantle, or Babe Ruth,
or Joe DiMaggio. Who knows? Kids learn a lot about teamwork and
competition on the baseball field. Getting a big dose of success and fail-
ure early in life is the stuff of dreams, and reality.
The winners were treated to pizza on the picnic tables, just as the sun
went down. It was getting dusky dark and the cries of triumph and
laughter of happiness echoed across the sports complex.
Who won? The score was 14 to 13, in favor of the youngsters. Of
course the moms said they "let" the boys win. But then, the Twisters
said they "let" the moms score right up to the end.
Who knows which was right? Everybody from the players to the spec-
tators won that game if you measure the scores by how much fun was
had at the ball game.


Refuge For Abuse Victims
BY SUE CRONKITE
Franklin County offers assistance for people who are battered or
abused. Usually the victims are women and children, but not always,
Refuge House advocate Marilyn McCann recently told Apalachicola
Rotary Club members.
The mission of Refuge House is to provide direct services to battered
women, children and sexual assault survivors, as well as to work to
eliminate the conditions in society that allow such violence to contin-
ue.
"Every 1.3 minutes in our country a woman is sexually assaulted, so 1
in 6 females will be assaulted in their lifetime" said McCann. "One in
six males are sexually abused by the age of 16. Males and females may
be sexually abused or assaulted in the intertwining domestic and sexu-
al violence.
"We hate to think that fathers beat up their wives and children, that
women are raped and children are sexually abused," she said, "But, it's
happening in communities throughout our county."
McCann serves over 100 people per year. All services are free and con-
fidential, she said. Services offered include individual and group coun-
seling advocacy, injunction assistance, community education and pro-
fessional training, information and referral, and safe emergency shelter.
Those who need shelter are taken to a safe emergency shelter in Leon
County.
Franklin County families go to the Leon County Refuge House when
they have no other safe housing option. Shelter can be provided for up
to 45 days. While in shelter, residents participate in counseling, support
groups and case management. Special activities are designed to help
children begin the process of recovering from violence.
The Refuge House Sexual Violence Program provides services to. sur-
vivors of sexual violence and their significant others through individual
counseling and advocacy. Advocates and trained volunteers provide cri-
sis intervention services to hospitals.
The Refuge House, serving domestic sexual violence victims may be
reached at 653-3313, the 24-hour crisis line manned by volunteers at
(850) 681-2111 or the State'Hotline at (800) 500-1119. Those at the cri-
sis line will also connect the caller with the local counselor if request-
ed.
Crisis hotline counseling may help calm the victim so that a safety plan
can be made and/or immediate plans made for safe housing.
"It's never too late to change your life," she said. Legal assistance is
available through North Florida Legal Services. Every 15 seconds a
woman is battered every day in fitis country."


The second largest threat in this country is sexual trafficking, said
McCann. "The first is the sale of weapons and drugs. Shelter and legal
counseling is provided for women who escape trafficking."
Associated with the Shelter is a therapeutic daycare center. Transitional
housing and a small facility recently opened for prostituted women and
females leaving prison.
Human trafficking is about human slavery, said McCann. "In modem
day slavery women, children and males are most likely sold as sexual
slaves. Those held are not free to move around or choose their work. I
don't have the statistics for our area. Those who are being trafficked
may also be brainwashed, made to believe that their family back home
will be harmed if they escape, and that police are their enemies.
"Having someone who is bilingual helps," said McCann. "The shelter
manager in Tallahassee was raised in Mexico. She has a master's degree
and is an excellent interpreter," said McCann. The National Domestic
Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE.
The Refuge House shelter opened its doors on February 14, 1979. The
following year, the agency merged with Tallahassee Rape Crisis and
became a leader in community efforts to assist women and children.
"In July 1997, Refuge House opened an office in Franklin County,"
said McCann. "As an advocate I provide direct services to victims of
domestic and sexual violence. We depend on the financial support of
individuals, merchants, civic groups and corporations to fulfill our mis-
sion."
Local support has been provided by the Franklin County Commission,
the cities of Carrabelle and Apalachicola. Local organizations, clubs,
businesses, and church groups have generously supported outreach pro-
grams.
"It is a privilege to serve the residents of Franklin County together with
the wonderful people who support our programs," said McCann.
"An intensive 30-hour training program is provided based upon
demand," she added. "If you are interested in helping, please call the
Franklin County Refuge House at 653-3313.
Victims should call 911 in an emergency. Other numbers to call if help
is needed, in addition to 653-3313, include the Sheriff's Department
670-8500, Apalachicola Police (non emergency) 653-9432, Carrabelle
Police 697-2113 or 697-3691, the State Attorney Victim Advocate 653-
8181, the Clerk of Court for injunctions 653-8861 or Weems Hospital,
Apalachicola 653-8853.


Animal-Rights Public

Health Outrage
"Consumers have good reason to steer clear of fish." That's the bizarre
verdict of Amy Lanou, a nutritionist with the animal-rights Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). We've seen agenda-
driven screeds against scrod before, as when Bruce Friedrich of People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was caught bragging in an
unguarded moment about "terrifying [Americans] into not eating
them." But PCRM's latest declaration comes with a scientific study
attached (co-authored by Lanou). So let's take a look. The study exam-
ined the eating habits of 1,441 diabetic patients, and concluded that the
heart-healthy benefits documented in people who eat lots of fish (and
those Omega-3 fatty acids we've all heard so much about) aren't actu-
ally from the fish itself. No, it's just a coincidence. People in this study
who ate more fish, you see, also happened to eat less meat (which
makes sense, since we all eat roughly the same number of meals each
week). So it's not that fish is good for your heart, but that red meat is
bad. Sound like an animal-rights argument? We thought so.
Red flag number 1: Everyone in this study had type 1 diabetes. Is it
possible that the conclusions of Lanou and her co-authors only apply
to diabetics? (She's not saying.)
Red flag number 2: Lanou didn't disclose to the American Journal of
Cardiology that she's employed by an animal-rights group.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Fish is one of nature's health
foods. But don't take our word for it. The American Heart Association
writes: Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and
those at high risk of-or who have-cardiovascular disease. We recom-
mend eating fish (particularly fatty fish)at least two times a week.


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