Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: May 4, 2001
Copyright Date: 2001
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Volunteers Score Again

Relay For Life

Raises $38,369

The goal was established at the
$36,000 mark but the hundreds
of county residents and visitors
gathering at Vrooman Park, East-
point, for the annual cancer fund-
raising event exceeded their ex-
pectations. As of press time
38,369 had been accounted in
the till for the 2001 Relay For Life
Eleven teams joined in the event,
including the Happy Hoofers Pit
Stop, Gulfstate Buckaneers, the
Apalachicola State Greenbacks,
Win With Research, Philaco
Phillies, Christ for Life,
Love-U-Team, Regulators,
Franklin County Health Depart-
ment, Lillies' Precious Pearls and
the Blue Foxes. Festivities began
at 6:00 p.m. and lasted through-
out the night.
The following organizations took
the mantle of more formal partici-
pation including various sponsor-
Gulf Side IGA-Premier Sponsor
Gulf State Community Bank-
Gold Sponsor
Apalachicola State Bank-
Gold Sponsor
Marks Insurance Agency-
Gold Sponsor
Cooks Insurance Agency-
Gold Sponsor
SWAT-Platinum Sponsor
Garlick Environmental Associ-
ates, Inc.-Silver Sponsor
SSpecialty Sponsors included the
following: Gulf State Community
Bank (Cancer Survivor T-shirt
and Wall of Memories); St. James
Bay and Jetton Hauling (Cancer
Survivor Tote Bag Sponsor);
Apalachicola State Bank

(Luminaria Ceremony Sponsors).
Special Thanks to the following
donors by the 2001 Relay Com-
Allen and Son's Seafood
Apalachicola Airport
Apalachicola Gulfside IGA
Apalachicola Junior Cops
Apalachicola Mortgage, Inc.
Apalachicola State Bank
Aunt Ebbies
Bayside Florist
Buddy Ward & Sons
Buffalo Rock
Burger King
Carrabelle IGA
Carrabelle Gulf Oil
Carrabelle Times
Chet Tumer. Fish Guide Service
Clifton Marine Services
Coca Cola
Deep Water Marine
Donnie Crum Seafood
Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Dept.
First Baptist Church of St. George
Fisherman's Choice
Flowers Seafood
Franklin Chronicle
Franklin County Commissioners
Franklin County Helping Hands
Ministries, Inc.
Franklin County Work Camp
Fulmers Market
Garlick Environmental Services
Gander's Gulf Oil
Gilbert Seafood
Gulf State Community Bank
Harley Allen Seafood
Harry A's Porch Club
Johnnie's Restaurant
Julia Mae's
J. V. Gander Distributors, Inc.
Kelley Funeral Home, Inc.
McLeod Seafood
M&M Quality Monuments, Inc.
Continued on Page 9

Dixie Theatre May 8
By Tom Campbell
Critically acclaimed pianist
Leonida Lipovetsky will be per-
forming Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at
the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola
at 7 p.m.
Lipovetsky is professor of piano
in the School of Music at Florida
State University. Born in Uru-
guay, he has been critically ac-
claimed since his recital debut at
age 12. He studied and obtained
a bachelor's and master's degree
from the Juilliard School of Mu-
sic in New York.
In 1972 Lipovetsky created
Project "Music and the Arts," a
residency program that combines
the studies of art history with
music theory and performance,
with special emphasis on the vi-
sual arts, language and music.
This award-winning program has
been presented at museums of
art, universities, and systems of
education throughout the United

States and around the world. The
program is part of Florida State's
Touring Program, bringing the
state's finest performing arts
groups to communities around
the state. Olivier Monod, presi-
dent of Anchor Realty and Mort-
gage Company, has privately ar-
ranged and solely funded this
unique opportunity for Franklin
County's students and the gen-
eral public.
There will be a 7 p.m. concert for
the general public at the Dixie
theatre on Tuesday, May 8. Ad-
mission is.$10 for adults, $5 for
students. Tickets will be sold at
the door. All proceeds from ticket
sales will be donated to the Dixie


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Volume 10, Number 9 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER May 4 17, 2001

Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs ................2 SHIP.................................... 5
FSU Marine Lab ................ 2 Franklin County Part II ....:..6
Editorial & Commentary... 3 Final Newell Concert ..........8
Tax Letter ........................ 3 FCAN............................ ... 8
Second Circuit Court .... 4, 5 Lanark & Carrabelle ............. 9
Bookshop ........................ 10

Crime In Franklin County

The Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement recently released crime data
for Franklin County (January December 2000) "known to, and re-
ported by, law enforcement agencies in the county for the year 2000."
Among those arrested for various offences, most were males (n= 604)
in a total of 701 arrests. Juveniles accounted for 27 arrests, and
women 97 arrests in the year 2000, Adults comprised 674 of the total
701 arrests.
Data were recorded for murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggra-
vated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle thefts. Clearly, the
largest category of crime offenses in 2000 were in the larceny cat-
egory, with nearly 100 thefts involved taking "from a building." Lar-
ceny of all types numbered 202 offenses among the total of 263 crimes.
Burglaries and aggravated assaults accounted for an additional 46
offenses. The offense totals, with comparisons to 1999 are shown in
Table 1, Offense Totals 1999 and 2000.

Table 1
Offense Totals

INDEX OFFENSES 1999 2000 range
Murder 1 0 -100.0
Firearm 0 0 0.0
Knife/Crtting Instr. 1 0 -100.0
Hands/Fists/Feet 0 0 0.0
Other 0 0 0.0
Forcible Sex Offenses 17 7 -58.8
Forcible Rape 4 6 50,0
Forcible Sodomy 4 0 -100.0
Forcible Fondling 9 1 -88.9
Robbery 3 3 0.0
Firearm 0 I 100.0
Knife/Cutting Instr, 0 1 100,0
Hands/Fists/Feet 2 1 -50.0
Other 1 0 -100.0
Aggravated Assault 86 51 -40.7
Firearm 8 3 .62.5
Knife/Cutting Instl. 16 7 -56.3
Hands/Fists/Feet 32 18 -43.8
Other 30 23 -23.3
Burglary 104 67 -35.6
Forced Entry 52 34 -34.6
No Forced Entry 41 25 -39.0
Attempcd Entry 11 8 -27.3
Larceny 213 161 -24.4
Pocket Picking 1 0 -100.0
Purse Snatching 0 1 100.0
Shoplifting 28 35 25.0
From Motor Vehicle 38 17 -55.3
Motor Vehicle Pans 4 5 25.0
Bicycles 11 5 -54.5
From Building 39 20 -48.7
From Coin Oper. Dev. 2 7 250.0
All Other 90 71 -21.1
Motor Vehicle Theft 20 21 5.0

In the year 2000, there were recorded far fewer offenses involving the
thefts of motor vehicles contrasted with 1999, 29 offenses involving
car stealing were reported for 1999. In 2000, 12 car thefts were re-
ported, down by 58.6 percent.
In the realm of domestic violence, various categories have been iden-
tified, including murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, forcible sod-
omy, forcible fondling, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, simple
assault, threats or intimidation and simple stalking. In 2000, simple
assault comprised the highest number of domestic violence offenses,
Very nearly the same as for 1999.

Table 2
Domestic Violence By Offense Type

PRIMARY OFFENSE 1999 2000 uCanng

Murder 0 0 0-0
Manslaughter 0 0 0.0
Forcible Rape 3 5 66.7
Forcible Sodomy 0 0 0.0
Forcible Fondling 4 1 -75.0
Aggravated Assault 26 18 -30.8
Aggravated Stalking 0 1 100,0
Simple Assault 72 105 45,8
Threat/Intimidation 5 2 -60.0
Simple Stalking 0 1 100.0

TOTAL 110 133 20.9

In terms of "Crime Trends", the Franklin County counts are down
considerably and the data reflect a decided decrease in the total num-
ber of reported crimes since 1997. This downward trend is also par-
allel to the downward trend in violent crimes reported, with 20 re-
ported in 2000. Again, the historical trend began in 1997.

Continued on Page 9

Artists And Artisans

Shine At Riverfront


By Rene Topping
It was not only the sun that shone
brightly on a festive Carrabelle on
Saturday, April 29 as the Carra-
belle Area Chamber of Commerce
put on the Annual Riverfront Fes-
tival. It was not onlythe soft fin-
gers of an April breeze. It was the
air of a pleasant day spent out-
side in congenial company at the
river side.
It was difficult to judge just how
Many people came to the event as
sometimes there was a steady
stream of people coming in, some-
times people began to crowd and
at another times the crowd
thinned out. All of them seemed
to be very happy and ready to
enjoy the wares spread out for
their pleasure in a street turned
into a colorful mall. There were
estimates of up to 3,000 people.
Marine Street was alive with
paintings, sculptures, pottery,
prints in soft pastels to brilliant
hues. Sunshine glinted off the
copper fish that drew the atten-
tion of many visitors. One pottery
stall was seen selling pottery to a
Japanese couple. Could we say,
"Coals to Newcastle?" Or perhaps
it was the quality of the work that
caught the buyer's eyes.
'Twenty-five artists and artisans
had wended their way to Carra-
belle and had set up their displays
for a one day event.
SChamber President Ron Truetel
said that it was a rare event for
such noted artists as it takes a
lot of work to set up for a short
time. They came from Sarasota,
Marshville, North Carolina,
Homassassa. Monticello,
Marianna, Dentin, Santa Rosa
Beach, Lee', Gainesville and Roy
Four local artists who are mem-
bers of the Carrabelle Artists As-
sociation were set up in their own
niche in the open walled-in court-
yard of Harry's Bar.
The artists said that they liked
Carrabelle and thought the Fes-

tival had a real Down Home fla-
vor. One lady artist, Mary
Erickson from North Carolina,
had a booth overflowing with
paintings:of Pelicans. she has al-
ready said she will come again
next year.
Of course, food is always special
to festival visitors who were not
disappointed by the variety of
original and tasty treats to eat. It
is well known that food always
tastes better in the fresh air on
such a day as this was.
The tantalizing swirls of smoke
carrying smells of barbecued
chicken being done to a turn on
C and C's grill was wafted over the
entire area. Jimmie Crowder was
masterfully presiding over his
Then there was the gumbo, much
of which was cooked up by Joe
Butler, with help from a lot of li-
brary friends. Butler has a repu-
tation for cooking up a storm
when it comes to gumbo.
Joan and Alan Truetel vowed that
the gumbo was the best they had
ever eaten.
The Timber Island Yacht Club
sold out early on their oysters and
their shrimp.
The Carrabelle Lighthouse Asso-
ciation (CLA) were busy selling T-
shirts with a photographic rendi-
tion of the Crooked River Light-
house on white. CLA President
Barbara Revell said that there was
no one moment in the day when
there was no one talking about
lighthouses and Inquiring about
the association.
PRIDE was doing a great business
in face painting and giving out
yo-yos and with several other
games. This is a newer group and
is working for the youth of our
The mothers and fathers who had
graduates in this year of 2001
Continued on Page 10

"Music and the Arts" For Apalachicola And
Carrabelle Students And General Public At

Page 2 4 May 2001




May 1, 2001
Present: Chairperson Eddie
Creamer; Commissioner Bevin
Putnal; Commissioner Clarence
Williams; Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders and Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis

Bill Mahan, County
Extension Director
Mr. Mahan attended the final day
of the Annual Interstate Shellfish
Sanitation Conference (ISSC) re-
gional meeting including the
Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio
parahaemolyticus subcommittee
meetings in Biloxi, Mississippi
last week. The subcommittee
adopted an illness rate reduction
goal of 40% in five years, and a
60% reduction goal in seven
years. Mahan told the commis-
sioners that "...it was clear from
the committee's discussion that
Vibrio parahaemolyticus will be a
public health issue in the near
The Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Bureau
of Aquaculture has scheduled a
Clam Aquaculture Use Area Pub-
lic Workshop for May 21st, from
6:00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. at the
Apalachicola Community Center.
The workshop will review the pro-
cedure for applying for a clam
aquaculture lease. Two additional
programs will be presented in
Franklin County for persons in-
terested in clam farming and ap-
plying for a lease. The first pro-
gram will be held on May 31 be-
ginning at 6 p.m. The second pro-
gram will be "the ABC's of clam
lease application," to be staged on
June 1lth. The site for the last
two workshops has yet to be de-
Lease applications will be taken
on a first come, first served basis
beginning June 18, 2001,
Solid Waste Director
During Van Johnson's report to
the Commissioners, Ms. Gayle
Dodds, Director of the Franklin
County Animal Shelter, addressed
the Commissioners, advising
them of the enormous burden
being placed on the shelter from
the recent deposit of numerous
animals from seizures on the
street. The ability of the shelter is
limited without supplemental as-
sistance especially for the con-
struction of a containment pen.
The Commission approved the
construction of the pen.

Weems Hospital and
Dave Robertson, Vice President of
Communication and Mergers,
spoke for the new sub-leasee for
the proposed ambulance services,
spun out of the Centennial-leased
Weems hospital, now headed lo-

LOANS: Direct lender loosens its require-
ments for homeowners who need money now.
Have you been turned down for a loan?
Do you need more than $10,000 for any
reason? Are you paying more than 10%
interest on any other loans or credit cards?
If you are a homeowner and answer
"yes" to any of these questions, they can tell
you over the phone and without obligation if
you qualify.
High credit card debt? Less-than-perfect

cally by Gene Shuler. Susan
Ficklen assumed new responsi-
bilities in Human Relations for the
Centennial organization, head-
quartered in Quincy; Shuler is her
replacement, having been in of-
fice about ten days.
A letter from Byron Potter, Allison
Brown, Albert Fincher and David
Brown, signing off as "Your
F.C.E.M.S, Paramedics and
E.M.Ts was circulated during the
The letter read:
April 20, 2001
To The Citizens of Franklin
As you are aware, we, the em-
ployees of Franklin County
Emergency Medical Services
(FCEMS), have been sold to
Emergystat. We as a whole do
not have a problem with this,
but, we do have a problem
with the new pay scale. It is
not our intention to cause
undue concern with this let-
ter, but to inform you of what
will probably occur.
We are sure by now that you
are aware of the fact that only
four of our employees live in
this county. Everyone else,
without exception, drive for
an hour or more to get here.
You are also aware that the
price of fuel is not going down.
This leaves us all with a prob-
lem. Can we afford to come
to work here with our future
pay cut? It is with a saddened
heart that we must inform
you, that some of us are go-
ing to have to leave this ser-
-vice. We are sure that some
of you are saying "So what?"
We understand that attitude,
really, but what are you go-
ing to do when you call 911
and no one comes. Not be-
cause we did not want to, but
simply, we could not afford to
work here anymore
We are sure that Emergystat
is full of good intentions, but,
the truth of the matter is that
they are a for profit company.
Their whole purpose in life is
to make money. We don't
have a problem with that ei-
ther. Our only question is
where are they going to get
good qualified help? We can
not hire enough now at a
higher pay scale.
Emergystat's plan for this
county is still a mystery to us
all. We can only hope, for the
well being of you all, that your
elected officials have made
the right decision. We are not
sure they have. We do know
that when a suit was filed
against them to obtain the
county's certificate of need,
three of them suddenly were
in favor of Emergystat. One
of our county.commissioners
even suggested that we work
more hours to make up for
the pay cut. To that we would
like to suggest that he give
that a try. Perhaps he should
take a cut in pay and then he
could work more hours for
less money.

credit? Self-employed? Late house pay- ments?
Financial problems? Medical bills? IRS liens? It
dobesnt matter'
If you are a homeowner with sufficient
equity, there's and excellent chance you will
qualify for a loan-zmual/l within 24 hoas.
You can find out over the phone and
free of charge-ifyou qualify. Stone Castle Home
Loans is licensed by the FL Dept ofBankng &
Finance. Open 7 days a week
Call-800-700-1242, ext 309

In closing, we would like to
tell you all how special we
think you are. That we as a
whole enjoy our work here. If
we are forced to make a
change in our employment,
we hope that you will under-
stand. The bottom line here
is the "bottom line". No com-
pany can operate in the red,
just as we can not work in the
red. When it begins to cost
you money to work, it is time
to change jobs. That is what
the majority of us will be
forced to do.
Thank you Franklin County.
It has been a great ride, but
now the roller coaster has
come to a stop, and the ma-
jority of us must get off. We
hope that there will always be
someone to come to your aid
when you call, but, we truly
don't think there will be.
Thank you,
Your F.C.E.M.S.
Parramedics & E.M.T.s
The heart of the controversy be-
tween the emergency personnel
and the Emergystat company has
been the proposed wages, also
indicated as some concern among
one or two county commissioners:
The discussion embraced a range
of topics including vocalized con-
cerns about recent "events" at the
hospital such as the change in
position of Susan Ficklen, and the
appointment of a new administra-
tor, Gene Shuler.
Finally, in a barbed exchange be-
tween Jimmy Mosconis and
Chairperson Creamer, a possible
compromise seemed to emerge.
"How much would it cost to make
the salaries competitive with
those emergency personnel work-
ing outside Franklin, County?"
Mosconis asked Dave Robertson.
Robertson was not certain but he
would be able to develop some
recommendations. Mr. Mosconis:
mentioned the figure of subsidiz-
ing the Emergystat wage scales by
roughly about $2000 a month.
The result of this exchange has
led to the development of new pro-
posals for addressing the con-
cerns of the emergency personnel
at the next Board meeting. After-
ward, Clerk Kendall Wade cau-
tioned the Commissioners that
the new budget proposals were
due June 1st, and the timing for
spending .more money was prob-
lematic especially if there were few
funds available.

Director of Administrative
Mr. Pierce's report was a lengthy
one. He advised the Board with a
copy of a Dept. of Community Af-
fairs letter saying that the com-
prehensive plan amendment for
St. James Bay and Bill Wells was
now being re\vewed. A check copy
was -shown 'the Board for
$162,43393. ,paymentin lieu of
taxes. He said, "... After three
more years, the amounts will
Mr. Pierce reported to the Com-
missioners that Tim Turner,
Emergency Management Director,
had finished turning in all eligible
projects from the heavy rainfall
last year. Total FEMA funds re-
quested were $427,460. FEMA in
Atlanta will review and approve
the requests. Hazard Mitigation
funds are allocated as a percent-
age of FEMA requests, so if all of
the county's projects are ap-
proved, Pierce said, the county
Continued on Page 9

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Attorneys at Law
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Office is located in
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Director Of FSU-

Ed Ball Marine

Lab Named

For her internationally recognized
research in ecology and evolution-
ary biology, oceanography Profes-
sor Nancy H. Marcus has been
named Florida State University's
Robert 0. Lawton Distinguished
Professor for 2001-2002. FSU
President Talbot "Sandy"'
D'Alemberte conferred this honor
Friday, April 27, during the first
of FSU's two spring commence-
ment ceremonies.
The Lawton Distinguished Profes-
sor Award is the highest honor
FSU bestows on a faculty mem-
ber for excellence in teaching, re-
search and service on national
and international levels.
Marcus is now applying her dor-
mancy research to the develop-
ment of copepods as reliable food
sources for larval fish in marine
aquaculture. As a result of her
work, she has been invited to be
the guest speaker for the Inter-
national Copepod meeting in Tai-
wan in 2002.
Marcus also has found time to
give back to the community. She
has been involved with outreach
programs to attract young people
to the sciences by working with
local high school and middle
school students.
"I was incredibly surprised, actu-
ally speechless, when Sandy
D'Alemberte called to inform me
that I was this year's recipient,"
said Marcus. "I am honored to.re-
ceive this award and be recog-
nized by my colleagues This is
truly the highlight of my career."

7 For Sale
By Owner :;
One of few remaining pre-
mium estate-size waterfront
lots located on Apalach's East
Bay. Exclusive private
neighborhood with state and
government preserves to north
and east.
2.16 ac. +/-, 173 ft. water/
street x 540 ft. with vinyl
seawall and dock permit.
Cleared, ready to build. Bring
your plans. $298,500.
North from.98 on Bayshore Dr. to
end, left to East Bay Dr. on left,
Eastpoint, FL. 850-269-2824

Sulzer Orthopedics has recalled certain hip
implants that it manufactured between 1997
and the.end of 2000. People who received one
of the affected implants may experience severe
pain and an inability to bear weight on the af-
fected leg. If you or a loved one received a Sulzer
Orthopedic manufactured hip implant after July
1997, you may have a valuable legal claim.

"The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not
be based solely on advertising. Before you decide, ask us to
send you free written information about our qualifications and

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One of the prized showings at the Apalachicola Antique &
Classic Boat Show Saturday, April 28, 2001, was a
traditional oyster skiff. Other attractions were the Marine
Flea Market on Water Street.



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Construction has started on the new pavilion at the end of
Franklin Boulevard on St. George Island. Mason Bean is in charge
of the volunteer group that will contribute'to the structure. Public
rest rooms are to be located a short distance nearby.

Bay City Horse And Carriage
HORSEBACK RIDING On The Beach (Cape San Bias)
Romantic Sunset & Moonlight Cruise (Free Oysters)
Beach Tours-Parties (Private, Business, Birthdays)
Historic Tours-Riverview & Bayview in Apalachicola
Call for information and -
reservations 850-653-2098 or ,
850-653-7634 Georgette Colson.

'Welcome to St. James Bay--a Golf Course Community created with
nature in mind. Now accepting reservations for Phase 1 only. Reserve
your lot now at pre-construction prices.
/For More Information Contact:
SPrudential FREDA WHITE or
Resort Realty 850-697-3919

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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 04/23/01 Invoice No. 6467
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model PK color Blue
Tag No Year 1978 State FL .vin No. CCD148A165935
To Owner: Philip Joe Hougland To Lien Holder:
1340 Deerwood Drive
Ponce De Leon, FL 32455

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
04/20/01 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ .440.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To.subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 05/31/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219



Dave Robertson

Homeowners with money worries
may qualify for low-interest loans


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The F~iranklirn C~hrainip].r

The Franklin Chronicle


4 May 2001 Page 3


For Mother's Day

a poem by Richard Noble

Publisher's Note: Many readers may recognize their own mother
in Richard's poem about his mother-in-law, Edith. She is the
mother of Carol Noble, co-owner of Hobo's Ice Cream Parlor on
Highway 98, just outside of Carrabelle. Edith is deceased. How-
ever, in this poem she exists, yearning for life and the simpler
pleasures of living. Perhaps she is that spirit enclosed in the shell
of dementia, crying to "get out". Richard's work tells us that these
precious persons have high spirited and dynamic thoughts de-
spite their human afflictions.

I guess, I thought it would always be, my life, my health, ... My lon-
I'd never need, ... not me, ... not I! I was the kind that would survive.
I'd always be, like I used to be. Filled with the spirit, ... filled with me.
But now, despite myself, it's all gone. I exist like a rock, the thought
of a stone, ... sleeping, ... unknown.
I thought when I had reached a point such as this, I'd tip my hat, and
with a shrug and a sigh,
I'd wave to the crowd, blow a kiss, and tell the world, good-bye.
But here I sit as helpless as a child, crying all night, and praying for
a smile.
I hate to say it, it makes my ego blush, but I don't wish for death, be
it from a bang, or purr felt hush.
God forgive me, but I'm in no rush. As bad as that may be, ...
and in this sad state as you can see, as helpless and dependent, as I
may be,
I still long to look out my window and see;
a cat with a string
a boy with a rope,
a bird with a worm,
a pear with a frost
a tree with a leaf,
a day with a sun,
Or the raindrops, as down my window, they run. I'm old and useless
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Carrabelle, FL
Open 3 9 Daily

FWC Turns Thumbs Up To Lawsuit


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) took
another round of public input
under consideration Thursday
and then authorized anagree-
ment settling a lawsuit regarding
manatee protection.
The lawsuit, filed by the Save the
Manatee Club and numerous
other plaintiffs, alleges the FWC
has not done enough to protect
Florida's endangered manatees.
The FWC called the special meet-
ing at the Renaissance'Orlando
Resort to hear from interested
persons from all sides in the is-
sue before considering terms of
the settlement.

"I don't think the Commission is
guilty of what we're being sued
over," said Commissioner Quinton
Hedgepeth, who cast the lone dis-
senting vote. "I don't think settling
a lawsuit is the best way to make
David Meehan, Commission
chairman, agreed with Hedge-
peth's concerns, but voted in fa-
vor of the settlement.
"I don't think we're guilty either,
but I do think settling the suit is
the most practical way to keep the
issue in Florida."

Phone: 850-927-2186
850-385-4003 (TALLAHASSEE)
)'4'or- Facsimile 850-385-0830

Vol. 10, No. 9

May 4, 2001

Publisher..... .Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors .... Tom Campbell
............ Sue Cronkite
............ Barbara Revell
............ Rene Topping
............ Jimmy Elliott

Sales .. Tom W. Hoffer
............ Diane Beauvais Dyal

Advertising Design
and Production Artist ............................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associate ............................... Andy Dyal
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader ............................................. Tom Cam pbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein......................................... Alligator Point
George Chapel ......................................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ............. Apalachicola
Rene Topping ................... Carrabelle
Pam Lycett .., Carrabelle
David Butler ................. Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung .................... Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................ Eastpoint
George Thompson ............................ Eastpoint
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island
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Thank You Carrabelle
And Franklin County!
The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce extends a hearty thank you
for your support and patronage of the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival.
On Saturday, a perfect sunny day greeted hundreds of visitors and
residents whose attendance and enthusiasm contributed to the tre-
mendous success of this year's event.
We wish to thank : Carrabelle City Commission, the Carrabelle
Police Department, and the Franklin County Sheriffs Department,
for your contributions and continued support. Thanks to area news-
papers and radio stations for advertising. Thanks to Oyster Radio for
the live broadcast from the festival. Thanks to all of the merchants,
restaurants and businesses who displayed festival advertising post-
ers. Thanks to the Dog Island Ferry for your cooperation with cus-
tomer parking restrictions. Thanks to Carrabelle Junction for provid-
ing our staff with morning coffee and pastries.
Thanks to Millender's Fish House, and to other businesses and prop-
erty owners, who provided free parking. Thanks to Harry's Bar for
permitting the County Art Association to use the outdoor courtyard.
Thanks to Wicked Willies for providing musical entertainment, Thanks
to Florida Power for providing the electric outlets on the power poles.
Thanks to Waste Management for the trash containers. Thanks to
Liberty Communications for the staff radios.
Thanks to the artists, crafts people and exhibitors for the beautiful,
creative and practical merchandise available at the festival. Thanks
to the local charity and business organizations for selling a wonder-
ful variety of food and refreshments.
We especially want to recognize and thank all of the merchants and
residents on downtown Marine Street, the scenic location of the Car-
rabelle Riverfront Festival activities. Your patience and support is
sincerely appreciated.
Watch for upcoming community events sponsored by your local Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Very truly,
Captain Ron Treutel, President
Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce

St. Joe Withdraws Lands From

Public Hunting

When the 2001-02 hunting sea-
son opens, hunters are going to
see a reduction in the size of some
wildlife management areas
(WMAs) in northwest Florida..
St. Joe Timberland Company,
which leased more than 292,200
acres to the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) for public hunting during
the 2000-2001 season, recently
notified the FWC that it plans to
withdraw more than 60,000 acres
from four WMAs prior to next
hunting season. The area most af-
fected will .be the Robert Brent
WMA in Gadsden and Liberty
counties, which will go from
83,200 acres to 45,300, a loss of
37,900 acres.
The Point Washington WMA in
Bay, Washington and Walton,
counties will drop from 74,0,42
acres to 55,245, a decrease of
18,797 acres. Moore's Pasture
WMA in Bay County is losing
6,109 acres on its northern bor-
der near Highway 20 but will add
4,804 acres of Point Washington
property and a 2,332-acre section
near Highway 388 and State Road
77, resulting in a net gain to
Moore's Pasture of 1,027 acres.
Ed Ball WMA in Gulf County is
least affected and will lose two
small parcels totaling 1,355 acres.

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In Taylor County, St. Joe sold a
10,688-acre parcel of the Flint
Rock WMA known as Snipe Island
to the State of Florida under the
Florida Forever land buying pro-
gram. The sale was brokered by
The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
Although there are some details
to work out, the FWC tentatively
plans to re-open the Snipe Island
property to small game hunting
next season.

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Tax Letter And

Social Security


Common practice of self-em-
ployed Individuals (sole propri-
etors) who hire their spouse as an
employee in order to make medi-
cal insurance premiums deduct-
ible as a business expense is gen-
erally allowed even if spouse
works only part time, and paid a
minimal salary. Can also backfire
if IRS rules that spouse is not an
employee but more properly clas-
sified as an outside service, or in-
dependent contractor. This hap-
pened in recent case where Tax
Court upheld IRS ruling that
spouse did not do enough work
(answered phone and kept
workspace clean) to qualify as a
true employee. In addition, there
was no employment contract and.
no minimum number of hours
were required to justify salary
which are normal for an em-
ployee. Both wages and medical
insurance premiums were disal-
lowed as business deductions.
Should also be noted above that
if spouse had been classified as
an independent contractor
(should have qualified) the ex-
pense would have been deduct-
ible on Sch. C, but spouse would
have been required to pay SE (SS/
Medicare tax) which could have
been avoided if classified as an
employee. Medical insurance pre-
miums would have also very likely
been disallowed since indepen-
dent contractors do not generally
qualify for same fringe a benefits
as employees.
Feedback on statements made In
Jan. newsletter concerning pri-
vate ruling that allowed tax free
reimbursements of up to 32-1/2
cents per mile for use of personal
auto in church or charity work
even though allowable deduction
Is still only 14 cents per mile in-
dicates large discrepancies in the
way auditors view this issue, and
especially our statement that rul-
ing will probably set a precedent
in all districts. This is apparently
not the case in any of the districts
included in feedback since audi-
tors ruled in every case that ex-
cessive reimbursements (over and
above 14 cents per mile) were tax-
able Income. In one case they even
accused the church of gross neg-
ligence in using this scheme as a
way to compensate various
church members who should

have been classified as employ-
ees, and subject to tax withhold-
ing. Church was also subject to
Payroll taxes Including SS/Medi-
care tax, and state unemployment
In another case auditors ruled the
same way plus a further ruling
that church was also subject to
the Unrelated Business Income
Tax (UBIT) for a gambling opera-
tion on church property where net
income was distributed between
the church and participating
members thru a complicated for-
mula while members were reim-
bursed tax free for various per-
sonal expenses including use of
auto at 32-1/2 cents per mile. Au-
ditors ruled that all excessive re-
imbursements were taxable as
earned income (subject to SS/
Medicare tax), and should be
added to their share of net profit
from gambling operation.
Expect to hear more about latter
type cases in the future since
gambling (legal and otherwise) is
now so widespread, and increas-
ingly engaged in by churches and
other so called "non-profit" orga-
nizations, that there are bound to
be new cases that go beyond the
audit and appeals office level.
Auditors, revenue agents, appeals
office conferees, problem resolu-
tion officers, and virtually every-
one else as well employed by IRS
who are responsible for interpret-
ing and enforcing their rules still
mostly divided and confused over
how to resolve situations where
one parent claims a child illegally
(has no legal right to claim child)
but gets away with it by filing elec-
tronically before rightful parent
files. Rightful parent must then
file an amended return and attach
all legal papers showing proof of
his or her claim that usually takes
months to resolve. There is no
short cut here even though phone
assistors suggest filing an Injured
Spouse form, this usually takes
even longer to process and match
up with original return than an
amended return. The Problem
Resolution Office in each District
office is suppose to handle these
problems, but many refuse to help
during the tax season (advise tax-
payer to come back after April 15)
and some offer no help even then
until later in the summer and fall.
This is simply too long to resolve
a simple problem that should
have been resolved on the spot
during the tax filing season.
Disputes over who has the legal
right to claim children as depen-
dents is.an entirely different mat-
ter and should be completely
separated from above cases where
one parent and only one parent
has the legal right to claim a child
or children.
More higher Income Individuals
can be expected to get audited
starting this year than in prior
years since many in this group
have been known to underreport
their income by substantial
amounts and percentages.
Under-reportings include taxable

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The Franklin Chronicle

Second Circuit

Court Report

March 19, 2001
By Sue Cronkite


The Honorable F.E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public, Defender Kevin Steiger


All persons listed below are presumed innocent untilfound guilty
in a court of law.

Braswell, Marvin D.: Charged with grand theft. According to the probable
cause report. the following allegedly occurred: On January 8, 2001. an officer
filed a report from a sworn written statement by the victim. Gary Balser. in
which he stated that he had reported two guitars valued at $1.500 stolen in
October 2000. He said Braswell told him he traded them for $20 to buy crack
cocaine. The public defender was. appointed and defendant entered a plea of
not guilty. Pretrial conference set for April 16. 2001.
Carmichael, James Lee: Charged with DUI leaving scene of accident and
driving while license suspended or revoked/felony. According to the probable
cause report the following allegedly occurred: On March 3. 2001. an officer
filed a report stating he saw a brown Chevrolet truck cross the center line and
drive onto the shoulder of W. Gulf Beach Dr.. SGI. then stopped the driver
who failed field sobriety exercises and refused a breath test. The public de-
fender was appointed and defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial con-
ference set for April 16, 2001.
Causey, Eric M.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
battery domestic violence. According to the probable cause report, the follow-
ing allegedly occurred:* Oh January 30.,2001, Causey's sister, and uncle re-
ported that Causey had been drinking and grabbed his wife. Susan Causey.
by the hair, threw her on the couch and threatened to cut her head off with a
large kitchen knife. After he was pulled off his wife, he left the house then
returned and was arrested. The defendant pleaded not guilty and pretrial
conference was set for April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. According to the probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: In a sworn statement dated Decem-
ber 28, 2000, Betty Rickards said she and Collins agreed to go into business
together; she paid for his truck to be repaired, paid for seafood, then when he
sold the seafood, he kept the money, except for one payment of $50. In addi-
tion to the truck repairs, Rickards stated she is out $585 paid for oysters and
mullet. Pretrial conference set for April 16. 2001.
Creamer, Hope Diane: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Prob-
able cause previously published. No information filed March 16. 2001. The
state chose not to prosecute.
Critton, Samuel: Charged with sale of imitation crack cocaine. According to
the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On August 17.
1999. an officer was approached by the defendant with a substance be claimed
was crack cocaine. The substance tested negative to be cocaine and was for
warded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for further test-
ing.. Steiger. represented the defendant. The state chose not to prosecute.
Crooms T'woyne S.: Charged with child abuse, battery domestic violence.
and criminal mischief 3rd degree felony. According to the probable cause re-
port, the following allegedly occurred: On March 1. 2001. an officer arrived at
Apt. 5-F, Southern Villas after being called and was told by Chandra Bonner
that Croom kicked in a door, threw her against the wall several times, threw a
gallon jug of bleach at her, poured bleach in her automobile's gas tank and
stuck an oyster knife in a tire. Information was filed March 16, 2001, with
pretrial conference set for April 16. 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Davis, William Heath: Charged with resisting an officer with violence. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
March 4, 2001, officers were asked to clear people out of a bar because it was
closing time. When the officers escorted the defendant toward the door, the
defendant erked away and shouted obscenities, upon which action two other
officers helped subdue and handcuff the defendant. The state chose not to
prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Fitzgerald, Scan Patrick: Charged with murder second degree. According to
the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On January 23.
2001, officers arrived after a call and found the body of a deceased white male
later identified as Dan Shearer in a storage room on the ground floor of a
residence at 156 East Gorrie Dr. During a search of the area blood stains were
found which indicated the body had been dragged across the street. After
officers arrested Fitzgerald he stated that Shearer had obtained a kitchen



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knife and allegedly stabbed him, that he took the knife from Shearer and
began stabbing him. He stated he then carried Shearer across the street to
756 East Gorrie Dr. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial
conference was set for June 9, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hannah, Shannon H.: Charged with child abuse and false report to law au-
thority. According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly oc-
curred: On January 20, 2001. officers chased a speeding vehicle at approxi-
mately 90 miles an hour from between the two bridges on Island Drive. When
the defendant was apprehended a false identity was given. A child was in the
car. At the county jail identity was discovered. The state chose not to pros-
ecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hunnings, Joseph E.: Charged with throwing deadly missile. According to
the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On February 13.
2001, Angela Crum gave a statement that she was driving by a dumpster at
the Begonia Apartments when the defendant threw a beer bottle at her car:
the bottle hit the pavement and a piece of glass went through the open win-
dow and hit her four-year-old son in the head. The state chose not to pros-
ecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Johnson, Jeremy C.: Charged with two counts of possession of controlled
substance. According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly
occurred: During a traffic stop on January 30, 2001 for excessive speed. Im-
proper passing and disobeying a traffic control device, a green Honda Accord
was searched and 20 methadone pills and 1 xanax pill found in the unlocked
glove compartment. A passenger in the vehicle stated that the pills were taken
from his grandfather. At the countyjail, the controlled substances tested posi-
tive. A written plea of not guilty was filed. The state chose not to prosecute.
Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Lane, Tameka: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim. Accord-
ing to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Decem-
ber 17, 2000, an officer was dispatched to Southern Villas, 401 24th Avenue
in Apalachicola where it was reported by Teara Johnson that she had trouble
with Shermaine Suddeth and the defendant came with Suddeth and Ketora
Washington and "jumped on her." Johnson gave a written statement that she
was approximately seven months pregnant at the time and after one session
of the fighting went to Weems Memorial Hospital. A written plea of not guilty
was filed and arraignment continued until April 16, 2001. Atty. J. Gordon
Shuler represented the defendant.. .
Larimore, William E.: Charged with murder in the first degree. According to
the probable cause report,,. the following allegedly Occurred: On January 24.
2001, officers, and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to 443 Rim
Road in Carrabelle where Louis Blaske Jr., 18, was discovered dead, lying face
down across the corner of a bed. A loaded Ruger .22 caliber handgun was
lying on the bedroom floor. During the course of the investigation it was learned
that the handgun belonged to the defendant. According to testimony at the
scene the defendant had asked Blaske for $40 to get a "sack of weed" and
when Blaske refused the.defendant placed the handgun near Blaske's head,
said "don't think I won't shoot or kill you," and pulled the trigger. A written
plea of not guilty was filed and pretrial conference set for April 16, 2001. Atty.
Stephen S. Dobson II represented the defendant.
Lowery, George Andy: Charged with of a controlled substance with intent to
deliver, cultivation of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Prob-
able cause previously published. No'information was filed, March 16, 2001
and the state chose not to prosecute.'Steiger represented the defendant.
Pryor, Zachary A.: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Prob-
able cause previously published. Arraignment set for March 16, 2001. Steiger.
represented the'defendant.
Sheppard, Terry Bernard: Charged'with two counts of burglary of a struc-
ture, loitering and prowling. According to the probable cause report the fol-
lowing allegedly occurred: On February 20, 2001, an officer was dispatched to
4029 St. Teresa Ave., St. Teresa, FL, on a theft complaint. Officer was advised
the suspect had been seen taking gas tanks. When found sitting on a bench at
the beach defendant told officer he was working in the area. and led officer to
a truck where gas cans and jugs were found. Neighbors at the scene reported
eight outside water faucets turned on in yards in the surrounding neighbor-
hood. No information Mod March 14, .2001. The state case not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stanley R.: Charged with grand theft. According to the probable
cause report, the following allegedly, occurred: Defendant was employed as a
truck driver for Barber Seafood and on December 14, 2000, bad taken a load
of seafood to be delivered. When the truck was returned, 14 50 lb. washed
boxes of oysters, 8 bags of oysters and $257 cash was missing. An employee
who rode with the defendant to unload seafood testified that Sherlock sold or
traded the seafood for crack cocaine.iThe. defendant entered a written plea of
not guilty and pretrial conference was set for April 14, 2001. Atty. William
Webster represented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stanley R.: Charged with worthless check over $150. Arraignment
for violation of parole set for April 16, 2001. Webster represented the defen-
Shivley, Thatcher W.: Charged with two counts of possession of a controlled
substance. According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly
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improper passing, and disobeying a traffic control device, a green Honda Ac-
cord was searched and 20 methadone pills and 1 xanax pill found in the
unlocked glove compartment. Shivley, a passenger in the vehicle, stated the
pills were taken from his grandfather. At the county jail the controlled sub-
stances tested positive. The defendant entered a plea of no contest and adju-
Sdication was withheld. On the first count he was ordered to serve 15 days in
jail within the first six months of three years probation, the last year adminis-
trative if no violation and to pay $295 in court costs and $ 100 to the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement. On count two the state chose not to pros-
ecute. Atty. Douglas Gaidry represented the defendant.
Suddeth, Shermaine: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim.
According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On
December 17, 2000, an officer was dispatched to Southern Villas. 401 24th
Avenue in Apalachicola where it was reported by Teara Johnson that she had
trouble with the defendant who came with two others and "jumped on her."
Johnson gave a written statement that she was approximately seven months
pregnant at the time and after one session of the fight went to Weems Memo-
rial Hospital. Arraignment was set for April 16, 2001.
Tirado, Jeremy Lee: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
February 6. 2001, the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle in a traffic stop
at 8th Street and Highway 98 in Apalachicola when an officer observed a
substance under his leg which later tested positive for crack cocaine. The
defendant was placed under arrest and transported to Franklin County Jail.
The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was
set for April 16, 2001. Atty. Hoot Crawford represented the defendant.
Walker, John W.: Charged with resisting arrest with violence. According to
the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Marsh 4. 200
1, officers were asked to clear people out of a bar because it was closing time.
The defendant stood at the entrance, preventing others from leaving. When
the officer attempted to escort the defendant from the property, he jerked
away in a violent manner to the extent that two other officers helped subdue
and handcuff the defendant and transported him to jail. The defendant en-
tered a written plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was set for April 16.
2001. Atty. Clyde M. Taylor Jr. represented the defendant.
Ward, Joseph H.: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report, the following alleged occurred: On Feb-
ruary 6, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 17 Gibson Rd. in Apalachicola
where Melissa Ward was found lying on the floor with what appeared to be a
possible broken hip or spine. The officer was told that the defendant snatched
Melissa's head and pushed her down. She was taken by ambulance to Weems
Memorial emergency room and later transported to Bay Medical Center. The
defendant entered a written plea of not .guilty and arraignment was set for
April 16, 2001. Atty. L Gordon Shulei represented the defendant.
Washington, Keturah: Charged with aggravated battery on regnant victim.
According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On.
December 17, 2000, an officer was dispatched to Southern Villas 401 24th
Avenue in Apalachicola where it was reported by Teara Johnson that she had
trouble with Shermaine Suddeth who came with the defendant and Tameka
Law umpeded on her." Johnson gave a written statement that she was approxi-
mately seven months pregnant at the time and after one session of the fight-
ing went to Weems Memorial Hospital. Arraignment was set for April 16, 2001.
Williams, Deon: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Prob-
able cause previously published. A plea of not guilty was entered and pretrial
conference set for April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.

Ahrent, Deidra: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. Pre-
trial conference was set for April 16, 2001, with trial set for April 18, 2001.
Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Allen, Curtis C. Jr.: Charged with two counts of aggravated assault with
deadly weapon and trespass where notice given. Pretrial conference contin-
ued to May 14 and trial by jury set for May 16, 2001. Atty. Rachel Chesnut
represented the defendant.
Amison, Lawanda L.: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check.
Pretrial conference sat for April 16. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr.: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
possession of cannabis and willful and wanton reckless driving. The state
dropped felony charges and the case is being refiled in county court. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting arrest without
violence, and criminal mischief under $200. Pretrial conference set for April
16. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with burglary of a structure and two counts of
grand theft. The state dropped the burglary of a structure and dealing stolen

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4 May 2001 Page 5

Second Circuit Court from Page 4

property charges. Buzbee pled no contest on thett charges and was adjudi-
cated guilty of petty theft and sentenced to 11 months 29 days in county jail
with 183 days credit for time served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Castor, Scott: Charged with lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child
under 16 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Pretrial conference
continued until April 16. and jury trial set for April 19. 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with uttering a forged check. Pretrial conference
continued until April 16, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
Davis, Clint: Charged with dealing stolen property, possession of controlled
substance, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Pretrial conference continued until April 16. 2001. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with battery and aggravated battery with
deadly weapon. Pretrial conference continued until April 16, and trial by jury
on April 18, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with kidnapping, sexual battery by threats rea-
sonably believed and aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Pretrial confer-
ence set for April 16, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Pre-
trial conference set for April 16, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the
Glass, John Leon: Charged with grand theft. State dropped the charges. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Glass, Luther: Charged with grand theft. State dropped the charges. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
McMahon, Glen: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Pretrial
conference set for April 16, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the de-
Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft and burglary of a struc-
ture. Pretrial conference continued until May 14 and trial by jury on May 16,
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with two counts of arson in the first degree and
retaliation against a witness. Pretrial conference continued until April 16 and
trial by jury on April 18, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
Peden, Arthur L.: Charged with sexual activity with a minor and lewd and
lascivious assault or act. The state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
Defendant pled no contest. Pre-sentence investigation ordered with sentenc-
ing on April 16, 2001. Atty. Clifford Davis represented the defendant.
Raffleld, Devin: Charged with grand theft. The state chose not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Redding, Charles Robert: Charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious
injuries, and driving under influence personal injury. Pretrial conference set
for March 21, 2001. Defendant represented by Atty. Stephen S. Dobson. II.
Rogers, Douglas Hagood: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years
of age. Pretrial conference continued until April 16 and trial by jury on April
19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert Jr.: Charged with four counts of sexual act with child under 16
years of age. The state chose not to prosecute. Atty. Barbara Sanders repre-
sented the defendant.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with burglary of structure while armed
and with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell. Pretrial conference
continued until April 16 and trial by jury on burglary charge set for April 18.
2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Thompson, Barry: Charged with stalking. Case transferred to county court.
Atty. Douglas W. Gaidry represented the defendant.
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and resisting officer with violence.
Prp rihtl nnferen ee continued until April 16, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders rep-
resented the defendant.
Williams, Cathy Jean: Charged with workers compensations fraud. A de-
ferred prosecution agreement was filed. Steiger represented the defendant.

Campbell, Eric Leo: Charged with crnmnal mischief 3rd degree felony and
grand theft. The defendant denied violation of probation on both counts. Next
hearing set for April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lamberson',Jamie L.: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle Admits
violation of parole, conditions modified to random testing; all other conditions
reimposed. Atty. Rachel Chesnut represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared: Charged with uttering a forged check. The defendant is-
sued a denial and a violation of probation hearing was set for May 14, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Parramore, Floyd B.: Charged with violating terms of probation. The defen-
dant issued a denial and hearing was set for April 16, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.



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Paul, Clarence Jeffrey: Charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious as-
sault or act. Defendant admits violation of probation, was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to one year community control followed by two years proba-
tion, with all prior conditions reimposed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Romeka, William T.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. The
defendant entered a written denial to the charges. Next hearing set for April
16, 200 1. Atty, William E. Whitlock represented the defendant.
Simmons, Roy Lee: Charged with arson. The defendant denied violation of
probation. Public defender was appointed. The hearing set for April 16, 2001.
Smith, Preston Wayne: Charged with possession of firearm on school prop-
erty. The defendant denied violation of probation and a hearing was get for
April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Whiddon, Amanda Jane: Charged with grand theft. The defendant entered a
denial to the charges. Next hearing set for April 16, 2001. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries. Violation
of probation hearing set for April 16,. 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check.
Defendant admitted violation of parole, was ordered to pay $535 in restitu-
tion. Probation to be reinstated when released'from custody. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Davis, Clint: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer. Violation of
parole hearing set for April 16, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
Dillon, Daniel A.: Charged with grand theft. Violation of parole hearing set for
April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lee, Robert Kevin.: Charged with three counts of uttering a forged cheek.
Defendant pled no contest, was adjudicated guilty and ordered to serve 11
months, 29 days in county jail with 30 days on each count to run concurrent
for violation of parole. Steiger represented the defendant.
Miller, William B. IV: Charged with grand theft third degree and burglary of a
structure. Next hearing set for April 16, 2001. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler repre-
sented the defendant.
Richardson, Adolphous C.: Charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious
assault or act and murder second degree. Next hearing and violation of proba-
tion hearing set for April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Next hearing
set for April 16, 2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Yarell, Leroy: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Next hearing set for April
16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.

Estes, Robert C.: Charged with kidn pping, two counts sexual battery by
threats reasonably believed, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Motion granted for appointment of expert. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Griggs, Demar L.: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual bat-
tery, lewd or lascivious molestation, and lewd lascivious act in presence of
child under 16. Motion for rule to showcase. Steiger represented the defen-
dant. ,
Keith, Jason: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries.- Restitu-
tion hearing set for April 16, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
McKinney, Herbert Lee: Charged with possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell, possession of lessthen 20 grams of cannabis, and posses-
sion of paraphernalia. Motion for new trial denied. Sentencing included 10
years and upon release five years probation on first count; second count one
year Franklin County jail to run concurrent with count one, with credit for
time served on both counts 145 days. On possession charge one year Franklin.
County jail, with credit for time served concurrent with other counts. Fined
$295, plus $100 for FDLE. Atty. Barba-a Sanders represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared: Charged with uttering a forged check, grand theft, and bur-
glary of a structure. Hearing on motion for reconsideration of bond. Defen-
dant released on own recognizance with random testing, terms full-time em-
ployment with 8 p.m. to 6 am. curfew Steiger represented the defendant.
Murray, Sonya Starr: Charged with driving while license suspended/restricted.
Hearing set for April 16, 2001. Atty. L;Gordon Shuler represented the defen-
Nowling, John: Charged with resisting officer with violence. On motion for
conditional release or to set bail defendant released on own recognizance.
Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Shiver, Tracy Dewayne: Charged with two counts of felony battery. Sen-
tenced to 22 months in custody of Department of Corrections, \nIh cred, t'for
- time served. Stetger-represented the defendant
White, Damien: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm and bur-
glary of a dwelling. Motion granted onr order to show cause witnesses Rufus
Townsend, Lawrence Ray and Keith Ray; On burglary charge motion to with-
draw granted. Atty. Barbara Sandersrepresented the defendant.
Williams, Anthony: Charged with grand theft, two counts burglary of struc-
ture, two counts felony criminal mischief and burglary of conveyance. Motion
denied to vacate and set aside judgment of conviction.
Davis, Kenneth Butler: Charged with possession of burglary tools. On mo-
tion to modify sentence'court deleted remaining jail term in Pasco County.
Atty. Douglas Gaidry represented the defendant
Peden, Arther: Charged with sexual activity with minor, lewd and lascivious
assault or act, and sexual activity with minor. State chose not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
aggravated assault with deadly weapon and resisting officer with violence.
Motion to reduce bond denied. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
dant. ;
Croom, T'woyne: On motion to reduce bond, ordered conditional pre-trial
release, no contact with victims; full-tine employment, living with family mem-
ber, and random drug testing.
Ahrent, Deidre: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. Jury
trial set for April 18, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr.: Charged xith possession of controlled substance.
possession of cannabis and.wilful andiwanton reckless driving. Transferred to
county court. Steiger represented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged witi battery and aggravated battery with
deadly weapon. Jury trial set for April! 18, 2001. Atty. William Webster repre-
sented the defendant. ;
Glass, John Leon: Charged with grond: theft. The state chose not to pros-
ecute. Steiger represented the defencdnt;
Glass, Luther: Charged with grand theft. The state chose not prosecute. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented the defendant
Peden, Arther L.: Charged with two c unts of sexual activity with minor, lewd
and lascivious assault or act. Transferred to county court. Steiger represented
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Raffield, Devin: Charged with grand theft. The state chose not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert Jr.: Charged with four counts of sexual act with child under 16
years of age. The state chose not to prosecute. Atty. Barbara Sanders repre-
sented the defendant.
Thompson, Barry: Charged with stalking. Transferred to county court. Atty.
Douglas Gaidry represented the defendant.
Creamer, Mandy: Charged with failure to appear for jury duty. Defendant
was excused.

State Housing


Partnership Now

Managed By

Shirley Walker

Franklin County
Housing Assistance Plan
Administered By Senior
Citizens Council

By Tom Campbell
Manager Shirley Walker of the
State Housing Initiative Partner-
ship (SHIP) said recently that "as-
sistance through the program
goes to households with incomes
ess than 80 percent of the Area
Mean Income." This includes very
low, low and moderate income lev-
els. She said that applicants will
be served on a "first come
first-served basis, if they meet the
selection criteria."
Facilitation of the program is as-
sisted by the Committee, which
is comprised of local citizens. That
committee is made up of Rene
Topping, Charles Watson Clark,
Robert Benson, Sid Winchester,
Hampton May, Marybeth
Bohanan and Jim Brown.
Manager of the SHIP program
from 1997-98 was Evelyn Pace.
Shirley Walker became the Man-
ager in December of 1998.
The Program is coordinated with
the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture Rural Development. Lending
institutions for the program are
local banks and mortgage compa-
There is now a two and a half year
waiting list for applicants under
the program. The SHIP office is
located in the Senior Center at
201 North Avenue F in Carrabelle.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 814,
Carrabelle, FL 32322. Walker said
that there are now close to 125
applicants on the waiting list.

The SHIP plan provides for "af-
fordable housing rehabilitation
and new construction, as well as
for emergency/weatherization as-
sistance and down payment clos-
ing cost assistance." Local selec-
tion of, applicants is served by
community seiivie organizations,
real estate agents, local lending
institutions and others involved
in providing affordable housing.
Administrator Shirley Walker re-
views and approves applications
for the Program. Any problems or
concerns of the Administrator
"will be brought to the Commit-
tee." The Committee assists the
Administrator and consults with
the Senior Center Board when
If an individual needs some as-
sistance, the first step is to con-
tact Shirley Walker and make the
request known. To apply under
the SHIP Program, the person
needs simply to fill out an appli-
cation and be interviewed. Unfor-
tunately, this year (2001-02) is
'already full of applicants.
Twenty-eight are now waiting for
assistance. Walker said that there
are about eight in line for emer-
-gency repairs (such as a roof that
is leaking), and about eight who
need down-payment assistance.
There are two new homes that are
to be built, and there are ten re-
Local contractors are hired to do
the work and are selected by bids.
The contractor makes a bid for the
job and Walker chooses the best
one for the needed construction.
She said that a few local contrac-
tors are interested in servicing the
projects, but many are only inter-
ested in the "big money projects,"
such as construction on St.
George Island. Walker considers
the bids from the interested local
contractors and makes the selec-
Walker said that "down-payment
closing cost assistance in the past
has been up to $10,000, but af-
ter this year, only about $5,000
will be available."
There have not been cut-backs in
the amount of money available for
the SHIP Program, according to
Walker, but the attempt is to
eliminate the two and a half year

list of waiting applicants, "which
will allow us to serve more people
or applicants," Walker said. That's
the reason no applications are
being taken at this time.
Once an individual has received
.assistance through SHIP, there is
a guideline to follow in normal
procedures. For example, if the
person has received aid for a
house, he or she has a year to
phone the SHIP office, if the per-
son has a problem. There is a
five-year lien on all rehabilitation
and weatherization programs,
and down payment assistance.
On new houses, there is a 30-year
lien. Other than assistance in the
case of a particular problem, there
is no follow-up. Once a person has
received a house, it belongs to
that person and it becomes their
responsibility. Only in the case of
a particular problem is there fur-
ther assistance.
Currently, there is no Habitat For
Humanity program available in
Franklin County, according to
Walker. In the SHIP program, an
individual may assist in working
on his/her home, if that is the
wish, as long as the contractor
agrees. But the local citizen does
have that option, depending on
the agreement of the contractor.
Franklin County receives "an an-
nual allocation of $350,000 to
implement the (SHIP) program. At
this time it is anticipated to re-
ceive $10,000 from interest and
recaptured funds annually."
According to a report issued by
SHIP, the distribution of the an-
nual allocation of $350,000 will
be as follows:
Frtty-six (46) percent, or
$165,000 lor rehabilitation of
--wner-occupied housing units.
It is anticipated that 10 appli-
cants will be served for an aver-
age of $16,500 per applicant.
Twenty-one (21) percent, or
$75,000 for construction of one
owner-occupied housing units
for a high risk low-income ap-
plicant. It is anticipated that two
2) applicants will be served for
an average of $37,800 per ap-
Ten and one half (10.5) percent,
or $37,800 for down-payment/
closing cost assistance for first
time home buyers.
Twelve and one half (12.5) per-
cent, or $45,000 for emergency
or weatherization repairs to
owner-occupied housing units.
And ten (10) percent, or $35,000
for the program administration,
including salary of the Manager.
.The Program has
"a Dacklog ot applications in all
five of the areas" in which it of-
fers assistance. The Program will
process the applications that have
been on the waiting list before the
program takes new applications.

Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2001,
presented by the Franklin County
Public Library youth programs,
will be held Saturday, May 5 at
the Eastpoint Firehouse from
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For
this second annual festival,
WINGS and TIGERS Programs are
working in collaboration with the
FROG Family Learning Programs,
Franklin County Schools, Healthy
Start Coalition and Healthy Fami-
Activities will include Baby Think
It Over, a panel of teen parents,
guest speakers and workshops.
Admission is free, all youths and
parents are welcome to attend.
For more information, phone
Eileen Annie at 670-8151.

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The Franklin Chronicle

as told in a promotional book published in 1901

Part II
Publisher's Note: The Chronicle has embarked on a mini-series
of articles extracted from an old promotional guide entitled
Franklin County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages, Possibili-
ties, circa 1901. Together with the photographs we are able to
upgrade to new digital technologies, the articles embrace a large
range of topics, some long forgotten, and a few "facts" without
corroboration, but woven into a mosaic of flowery prose typical of
the era. There are, of course, several familiar family names men-
tioned along the way, and a large number of sites and buildings,
many long since vanished. The topics include the main towns of
Franklin County, the churches, local industries, products and a
few major businesses, such as Coombs and Co, the Cypress Lum-
ber Co, and others. The authors of the promotional guide are
Apalachicola has four churches with large congregations, viz : Meth-
odist, Catholic, Episcopal and Baptist. The colored people also have
several churches.
The First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Apalachicola, Fla.,
was organized over fifty years ago. The building so long used as a
place of worship was burned to the ground in the great fire, which
occurred in Apalachicola, May 25, 1900. The pastor of this church at
the time of the fire was Rev. J. F. Bell. As soon as possible after the
fire he set about raising money to rebuild the church. Work on it was
begun in September, 1900, and was about completed in February,
1901, under the pastorate of Rev. E. A. Harrison. This edifice is a very
handsome one, inside and out. It has stained-glass windows, two of
which are memorial-one for the former pastor, Rev. J. F. Bell, and the
other for the Orange Blossoms Society. The architect was Mr. E. W.
Armentrout, ard the contractor, Mr. George Marshall. The building
committee are Dr. J. D. Rush, J. M. Fowler and E. W. Armentrout. All
of these gentlemen are residents of this place, and great credit is due
them for the able and skilful manner in which they have discharged
their duties. The church has, beautiful electric lights. The whole struc-
ture cost about $3,600. There are one hundred and eighty-five mem-
bers on the roll, with one hundred and ten Sabbath-school pupils,
three officers and ten teachers. The foregoing cut represents the
present building.

Apalachicola has a number of secret societies, viz : Masonic, Knights
of Pythias, Knights of Honor and Woodmen of the World. The Catholic
Society Knights also have a large following; also the Catholic Total
Abstinence Society. The American Federation of Labor also has a large

membership at this place.,
Apalachicola has a tri-weekly line of steamers that connect with the
Seaboard Air Line, Plant System and Louisville and Nashville Railway
systems at.Chattahoochee. There is also a tri-weekly line of steamers
from Columbus, Ga., to Apalachicola. The steamer Crescent City
makes a round trip daily from Apalachicola to Carrabelle, connecting
with the C.T.&G. Railway, the latter road making connections with
the Seaboard Air Line Railway at Tallahassee. You can take a river
steamer at Columbus or Bainbridge, Ga., or Chattahoochee, then
take a bay trip on the Crescent City to Carrabelle, and at Carrabelle
board the train for any point in the State; or you might reverse it and
start in at, say, Jacksonville; go to Tallahassee, the Capital, where
you can take the C.T.&G. Railway train, go to Carrabelle, visit Apalachi-
cola, and at Apalachicola take passage on one of our elegant river
steamers for points in Georgia and Alabama., Any way you take it,
you will have a pleasant trip.
St. George Sound is forty miles in length, extending from Indian Pass
to Lanark. The harbor is protected from gales by St. Vincent, St. George
and Dog Islands. Splendid anchorage is had in this Sound. West Pass,
now with a depth of sixteen feet of water, is six miles from Apalachi-


Oysters shipped in hull or opened and
packed on ice in tubs. Send me a trial order.
I can please you in quality and price.

An advertisement on Page 56 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-

.t Salt fish.packed in kits,
quarter barrels, half barrels
Tresh and and barrel. Roe packed In
kits or barrels.

Sdlt iSh, oysters shipped In lill or
opened a14 nacLkd on Ice
mulletn tubsR0. .

Ind Oysters. Orders large or small receive
prompt attention. torres-
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An advertisement on Page 57 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-
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4 May 2001 Page 7

Franklin County from Page 6
cola. The matter of deepening this channel to a depth of eighteen feet
to the wharves at Apalachicola has occupied the attention of the Gov-
ernment for some time. Columbus, Ga., and Eufaula, Ala., are heart-
ily in accord with Apalachicola in this project, and an association has
been formed of business men from Apalachicola and Columbus, known
as the Deep Water Association. The work of this association was very
pronounced last year, and the project was down in the Congressional
bill for $41, 000, at the last session of Congress; but the River and
Harbor Bill was defeated by being talked to death. Our people are
now led to believe that West Pass will fare handsomely by the next

By reason of the vast quantities of cheap pine and cypress timber on
the rivers, Franklin County is essentially the home of the sawmill. In
this county there are some seven large sawmills, each of them with a
daily capacity of forty thousand to seventy thousand feet of lumber
per day. Two of these mills are situated at Carrabelle.
9f In addition, we have one of the largest sash, door and blind factories
in the State.


Considerable business is also done here in hewn and square timber,
which is floated down the, river from Georgia and Alabama

...no matter where you are-
ours is a service you can trust.

serving all of Franklin County
653-2208 697-3366

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
.Date of this Notice 04/19/01 Invoice No. 6457.
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Escort LX Color Red
Tag No T36BRS Yea1998 Sate FL inNo. 1FAFP10P5WW242089
To Owner: Michael Murphy To Lien Holder: Auto Exceptance
RR 1 Box 422-32 5550 LBJ Freeway Ste 901B 19
Blountstown, FL 32424 Dallas, TX 75524

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
04/13/01 at the request of APD & FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of S 20.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 05/24/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

The near-by river swamps furnish large quantities of red and white
Cedar, black and white cypress, Walnut, ash, gum, bay, cotton-wood
Sand many other varieties of timber. Timber is rafted and floated down
Sthe river to the sawmills at Apalachicola, and many hundreds of people
are engaged in this business. Timber is worth from $5 to $8 per thou-
sand superficial feet at the mills in Apalachicola.
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All Work Entrusted toQ 1MyCare Executed with
Thoroughness and Dispatch.


An advertisement on Page 54 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-
Among Apalachicola's other industries is the catching and shipping
of fish and oysters, and not a few sponges. Apalachicola Bay fur-
nishes more oysters than any other bay south of the Chesapeake and
thousands of bushels are shipped every winter in the shell, also opened
and shipped in tubs, and the Apalachicola cove oyster, like its fresher
mate, has a national reputation, iLarge quantities of both fresh and
salt fish are shipped from this point.
The catching and preparation of sturgeon and caviar has recently
been added to Apalachicola's other industries, and thousands of
pounds of these fish are now sent but, mostly to the Northern mar-
kets. These fish are in this vicinity in great abundance and many
people are engaged in catching them. They are caught from the fresh
water streams, although they are a native of the salt water. Apalachi-
cola Bay also furnishes large quantities of tarpon, perhaps a larger
quantity than any other bay on the Gulf Coast. Shrimp and crabs are
also here in abundance.
Is situated on St. James Island, twenty-five miles from Apalachicola.


A Full Line of
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An advertisement on Page, 56 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-





Plans and Specifications Furnished on
Short Notice.


An advertisement on Page 54 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-

of Highway 98 and Marine Street. Approx. 1500 sq. ft. general store plus an
immaculate (presently leased) 1 bedroom, I bath, well-decorated 1500 sq. ft.
apartment upstairs. Quaint building lends to multiple uses. Prime downtown
location. Building only offered at $325,000. Building with inventory offered
at $375,000. MLS#8601.
DOG ISLAND-Beachfront, beach view, and bayfront homes; bayfront and
interior homesites on the "island that time forgot." Ask for Jan the "Island

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Carrabelle is the terminus of the C.T.&G. Railway. This road begins
at Tallahassee and ends at Carrabelle. At Carrabelle, the side-wheel
steamer Crescent City connects with the C.T.&G. Railway daily, mak-
ing a round trip from Carrabelle to Apalachicola. The distance is
twenty-five miles, and is through St. George's Sound, a beautiful body
of water. Carrabelle is situated on St. James Island, Franklin County,
and was settled by Mr. O.K. Kelly, about 1879. It now has a popula-
tion of about one thousand; has two sawmills, several mercantile
establishments and other enterprises. Six miles from Carrabelle is
East Pass, a famous harbor of the Gulf Coast. Nineteen feet of water
are safely carried over the bar at East Pass. The anchorage grounds
inside the harbor cannot be excelled in the State, and the lumber and
naval stores shipped through this harbor amount to a large amount
in dollars. The citizens of Carrabelle are hospitable and enterprising
and welcome those who come to cast their lot with them. Carrabelle
is also a sub-port of entry.
Is also situated on St. James Island, Franklin County. At this point a
sawmill is being successfully conducted. The Ockolockonee River fur-
nishes water transportation and the C. T. & G. Railway furnishes
railroad transportation.

Probably one of the handsomest fresh water lakes in the State of
Florida is Lake Wimnico, situated some fifteen miles above Apalachi-
cola. This lake, made famous by Indian song and story, measures
some five by ten miles, and abounds in bass, bream, perch and other
fish usually found in the fresh water streams of the South. Several
creeks empty their waters into the lake. Wimnico is said to have been
a great resort for the Indians who inhabited this part of Florida years
ago, and many mounds built by them can now be seen on the shores
of this magnificent body of water. Deer, turkey, wild ducks and geese
are here in abundance, while opossums, squirrels and raccoons fall
easy prey to the huntsman. Otters are also sought in this neighbor-
hood and many of them are captured and sold at much profit.
Some five miles from Carrabelle, on the line of the C.T.&G. Railway,
offers special inducements for those who enjoy the Gulf breezes. A
magnificent hotel, owned by the C.T.&G. Railway, is at this point.
Franklin County, is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, and is a famous
resort for those who appreciate the invigorating breezes of the Gulf of
Part III to be continued in Chronicle issue of May 18th.




M. BRASH, Propdetor.

Leaders in Dry Goods, Clothing,
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In connection we do a GEN-
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(697-3183 nights/weekends).

Helen Schmidt One Of Franklin

County's Top Volunteers

By Tom Campbell

Helen Schmidt went about her
volunteer work quietly and effi-
ciently. Never was there arty indi-
cation that she was "trying to call
attention to herself or place her-
self on some sort of pedestal," ac-
cording to many of those gathered
to honor her recently at the
Franklin County Senior Center.

s.com e-mail: Hers was truly a sense of service
to community. Rene Topping, her-
self a true volunteer in serving
Franklin County, said; "Helen'
Schmidt.served the Franklin
"' Coiunty Senior Citizens well. From
the time when the Senior Center
'.i ." .as in the City Hall building, and
Si^u-j l then a trailer on the ball field, to

the time, if was in the building
on Highway 98, to the present lo-
cation, Helen Schmidt was always
there doing what she could to
Others joined in the chorus of
praise, saying that Schmidt was
a servant to Carrabelle and the
Franklin County community. The
occasion was the retirement lun-
cheon held April 21, 2001, spon-
sored by the Franklin County Se-
nior Citizens Board of Directors.
Many of her friends and family
were present and gave her volun-
teer awar.ds-and gifts, for her un-
tiring efforts.

Continued on Page 10


Strutters' Ball, I Got Rhythm
and The Saints Go Marchin'
In. "Dixielind in the Park"
featured Fred Freedburg on
clarinet, Tom Turner on
trumpet, Elliot Toole on
trombone, Dennis Vail on
piano, Mariano Rodreguez
on drums, and Jim Crozier,

The Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts was founded
in 1986 and is sponsored by
the Apalachicola Historical
Society. The eight-concert
season begins in October
and concludes in April,
featuring choral, vocal and
instrumental music in a
variety of styles including
the annual concert by the
Trio Internazionale.
Concerts are held in Trinity
Church, the Dixie Theatre

and Lafayette Park. Those
who would like to receive a
brochure for the next season
offerings are asked to write
William Greer, Treasurer,
Post Office Box 342,
Eastpoint, FL 32328.
Committee members of the
Fund include Bedford
Watkins, Phyllis Blake, Tom
Adams, Marge Lundquist and
Jan Adkins. The
Chairperson of the series is
Eugenia Watkins.

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4 May 2001 Page 9

Crime in Franklin from Page 1

Table 3
Crime Trends

Total Crimes


INonv~o Int

1996 2721 39 233
1997 526 50 476
1998 498 45 453
1999 385 25 360
2000 263 20 243



In the realm of domestic violence, by offense type and the victim's
relationship to the offender, most of the domestic violence cases in-
volved the victim as spouse in assault cases (n=21 in a total of 29
arrest cases). In three cases were the offenses classified as
"aggravated assaults". There were 29 arrests in 36 cases investigated
by the authorities for domestic violence.
In terms of property values involved in various thefts, a total value of
$196,833 had been stolen in 2000 with $88,846 recovered by au-
thorities. The type of property involved included motor vehicles (high-
est) followed by money, household goods and jewelry and precious
In comparison with the State of Florida overall, larceny is the major
category of offenses followed by burglary (forced entry the highest)
and 'aggravated assault. Franklin County crimes are down only 4.1
percent over 1999.

At a press conference on April 26th, the Florida Department of Health
announced the initial results of its statewide sexual violence preven-
tion campaign launched in February. Having reached the halfway
mark, calculations indicate that campaign efforts have resulted in a
420 percent
increase in calls to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence toll-free
phone number-1-888-956-7273-which offers sexual violence pre-
vention information and referrals to victim services.
The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence toll-free number nor-
mally logs approximately 20 calls per week. Since the initiation of
the campaign two months ago, the number of calls has grown to
more than 100 a week. A total of 784 calls have been received.
According to the Crime in Florida, 2000 Uniform Crime Report re-
leased by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement earlier this
week, 12,388 cases of forcible sex offenses were reported in Florida
during the year 2000. However, studies show that victims report only
one in every 10 sexual assaults to law enforcement.
The Sexual Violence Prevention Program and the Florida Council
Against Sexual Violence, along with Rape Crisis Centers throughout
Florida, believe that through public education about rape and ex-
panded counseling and advocacy services for sexual assault victims,
the willingness of victims to report sexual assaults will be increased.
Franklin Briefs from
Page 2 ably have about $350,000 in cash
should ultimately receive about by June 30th.
$70, 000 in Hazard Mitigation A copy of the Alligator Point Ero-
funds. The funds must be used sion Control Study was presented
for projects that are part of the to the Board by Mr. Pierce. The
county's local mitigation strategy, consultants must have at least
Mr. Pierce asked the Board for one public workshop with the
direction on a general paving pro- Board to present their findings
gram. He had previously men- and seekthe Board's suggestions.
tioned planning for a $700,000 The workshop will take at least
paying program this summer, two hours. The Board approved a
with $200,000 allocated for CR workshop for June 5th, after the
67, and then $100,000 for each morning meeting, about 1:00p.m.
Commissioner's district. The County Attorney
Board has not made any motions
and only one commissioner has Mr. Al Shuler reported to the
actually submitted a list of roads
to be done. The Board will prob- Continued on Page 10

Lanark Village Water Board Seeks
A NIUa bIuM lhae

I4 e 19W II eUIIllU I
By Rene Topping
The regular monthly meeting of
the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District (LVWSD), held on
April 20, started on a somber note
as Chairman Jim Lawlor called for
a moment of silence in memory
of LVWSD Commissioner
Jeanette Pedder who passed away
recently. Lawlor praised her dedi-
cation to the district and to the
needs of the people. He added that
she would be sorely missed..
The District is presently.advertis-
ing for someone to fill out her
term. Bobbye Winchester LVWSD
Secretary said that there had been
two people call to ask about the
position, but there had been no
one offering themselves as candi-
dates. Lawlor explained that a
new member would be chosen by
the Franklin County Commission.
He said that the sitting board had
volunteered to carry on the work
at the last election time as no can-
didates presented themselves. He
added that a lot of people come to
the meetings to complain but
none seem to want to accept the
The commissioners voted to pay
$17,050 to have Utilities Service
to inspect the water tower tank.
They will drain it and pressure
wash it and reseal it. In addition
they will determine if there are
any damages that need repair.
Engineer Richard Musgrave will
come in for a full day and moni-
tor the work and the water. Jim
Phillips, who is the operator for
the system said, 'They will go in
and inspect it and take pictures."
He added it has to be done every
five years. Musgrave agreed with
Phillips that the price was O.K.
He suggested that the approval be
subject to the engineers' review.
The commissioners also decided
to withdraw their Certificate of
Deposit (CD) in the amount of
$69,325. It will be placed in the
Emergency Account. Lawlor said
that would meet the state reserve
At this point he spoke on the need
for a commissioner to replace Ms.
Pedder. He said that "Somewhere
along the line they need to get
someone with management or get
some type of a management to
operate the system." He went on
to say he did not have that kind
of a background. He said Cheryl
Sanders had three inquiries but
no letters.

Lawlor said he had not heard from
The St. James Bay project. He
said they would need time to pre-
pare if they wanted service.

Lawlor said that the first respon-
sibility is to the customers, and
the cost of 2 feeder pumps for the
wells $110 each well. Richard
Musgrave said, "I don't think we
have a choice, but to do dt." The
commissioners approved the pro-
Lawlor said that there is money
coming available from the Federal
Government for infrastructure.
'The money is out there and we
need to do all we can to tap into
it." He asked if the engineers and
operators had any ideas. He re-
quested that they think about it
and bring some suggestions to the
next meeting. "One thing is, we
can assess the lots around us.
Under regulation 153 we are re-
sponsible for servicing our dis-
The next meeting of the LVWSD
will be held May 18 at 3 p.m. at
Chillas Hall.

The Downtown

By Rene Topping
Grant Writer Debbie Belcher met
with four members of the Carra-
belle City Commission in work-
shop/public hearing session on
April 26, in the downstairs room
at City Hall, to discuss the Sec-
ond Phase of the Downtown Re-
vitalization Plan. Only two mem-
-bers of the public were present.
After discussing the ideas ex-
pressed at a previous meeting
Belcher said that out of the ideas
of the commission and some pub-
lic input had come to be consid-
ered she was ready with sugges-
The plan will complete some of the
lighting needed on Marine Street
and then extend onto U.S. High-
way 98. Among the proposals are
lighting and plantings on the curb
on the north side of the U.S. High-
way 98, replacement and exten-
sions of sidewalks, and possible
parking areas.
Among the possible parking ar-
eas is the area on Avenue A be-
hind the Gulf State Bank which
presently has four small resi-
dences, and is owned by Carra-
belle River Plaza, Inc.; and a piece
of property between the Post Of-
fice and the Volunteer Fire De-
partment on C67: other possibili-
ties are the piece of property
across from the Condominiums
on Marine Street that had once
had a small RV Park on it: and
the Water Department road going
to the Athletic Field.
Belcher said there was $209,000
that could be spent on parking
places. In the end it was settled

Relay For Life from Page 1

Miller's Container Company
Moseley, Inc.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Oyster Radio
Pendleton's CITGO
Piggly Wiggly
Rick's BP
Risa's Pizza
Seahorse Florist
Sharon's Place
Shuler & Shuler
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
That Place on 98
Talk of the Town
Tobacco Coalition
Water Street Seafood
Wicked Willies
Apalachicola Times
Apalachicola Seafood Festival
Seller's Electric
Jody Taylor
Island Adventure
Jim Green
Eastpoint Little League
Franklin County Sheriff Dept.
Mike Willis Inc.
Department of Transportation
Franklin County Relay
2001 Committee:
Event Chair: James Hamilton
Co-Chair: Warren Roddenberry
Team Recruitment: Don Banta
Registration & Acct.: James
Luminaria:"Erline Hall
Cancer Control: Mary Whittington
Survivors: Ms. Loraine "Brownie"
Logistics: Donnie Gay
Publicity: April Giles
Corporate Sponsorship: Don
Children's Activities: Jennifer
Entertainment/Activities: Brian
Happy Hoofers Pit Stop
Loraine Browne-Team Captain
Bettty Banta
Don Banta
Winona Barber
Barbara Bellow
Bob Dietz
Debbie Flowers
Erline Hall
Dina Hamilton
Warren Roddenberry
Terry Nelson
Tim Turner
Karen Turner
Gulf State Buckaneers
April Giles-Team Captain
Brenda Ash
Kesley Clark
Beverly Flowers
Andrea Hatfield
Bridget McLeod
Franklin Mathes
Lee Mathes
Jim Miller

as Option 1, the land on Marine
Street and Option 2, the area be-
tween the Post Office and the Fire
Option 3 was the area on Avenue
A across from the Bank and Op-
tion 4 is the land across from Pa-
vilion and next to Wicked Willies.
Commissioner Rita Preston said,
"Well, we can't say you have not
been working hard."

The commissioners closed the
public hearing. Then they pro-
ceeded to vote unanimously to
approve the amendment to reso-
lution 03-2001 to define the
boundaries of the project. They
then voted unanimously to make
the application for funding as de-
scribed in Resolution 03-2001.
The Commission closed that part
of the meeting.
Belcher told commissioners that
the Tax increment of $55,000
would be the usual fee and rec-
ommended that the commission-
ers vote to contribute $5000 in
kind as staff time, advertising
copies,. etc. That approved, the
commissioners went on to ap-
prove resolution 04-2001 They
again closed the meeting.
Belcher then held a Fair Housing
Workshop for the public Housing

Dixie Theatre

Receives Grant

By Tom Campbell
The Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola
was one of several organizations
in the Panhandle to receive grant
awards from the George G. and
Amelia G. Tapper Foundation.
The Board of Trustees announced
disbursement of funds for the
year 2000 charitable grants on
April 30, 2001.
Dixie Theatre Foundation re-
ceived a grant of $2,500. Cleo
Holladay Partington, Director of
Development for Dixie Theatre
Foundation, said, "This is the
third year they have granted this
Award to us, and we are thrilled.
Once again, it will go towards a
special performance for the stu-.
dents of Gulf and Franklin Coun-
Since its inception, the Tapper
Foundation has contributed over
$1 million to the needs of area
institutions. Chairman of the
Foundation Trish Tapper
Warriner said, "Along with my fel-
low trustees, I am honored to
carry on the legacy started by my
parents ... to make this area a
better place to live."

Monica Moron
Beth Moseley
Jasmine Peralta
Teresa Segree
Kristi Hewitt-Team Captain
Debbie Braswell
Amy Cook
Terry Hilton
Doris Pendleton
Lina Pennycuff
Dawn Shiver
Scott Shiver
Sharon Shiver
Ashley Teat
Amanda Thompson
Ruth Wade
Philaco Phillies
Nancy Tuell-Team Captain
Farris Aston
Edith Edwards
Norma Ethridge
Lee Gilmore
Raymond Gilmore
Cindy Hogan
Marilyn Hogan
Peggy Moore
Bill Tuell
Louise Hejnosz
Mary Whittington
Carme Leach
Win With Research
Rose McCoy-Team Captain
George F. Davis Jr.
Lloyd Davis
Renee M. Diltz
Colonel James Hill
Jeanette Malone
Patricia Martin
Yvonne Rhodes
Charlotte B. Rosier
Kenneth Turner
Olivia Wynn
Apalachicola State Greenbacks
Jennifer Newell-Team Captain
Charlotte Andrews
Beckie Cooper
Stephanie Coulter
Catol J. Davis
BJ Kent
Donnie Gay
Jessica Gay
Deedre Golden
Cathy Kearns
Angie Parrish
Smokey Parrish
Janet Pritchard
Earl Solomon
May Ann Siprell
Amber Watkins
Christ For Life
Marie Creamer-Team Captain
Geanise Brown
Valorie Clayton
Donna Crum
Lola Fambro
Hap Gregg
Elizabeth Kirvin
Cindy Knight
Jennifer Martina
Terry Peacock
Amanda Wilson
Lillie Precious Pearls
Morna Smith-Team Captain
Susette Davis
Dianne Duncan
Brenda Galloway
Charlie Galloway
Abbie Shiver
Lloyd Smith
Pam Smith
Richard Smith
Richard Smith II
Blue Foxes
Frank Stephens
Jerry Cooper
Wallace Hill
Joyce Timmons
Tobacco Coalition
Jo Anne Thompson-
Team Captain
Magarette Brown
Vanessa Edenfield
Janice M. Ekim
Brent Mahey
Bobbie Jean Taylor

Sikes Cut Being


By Sue Riddle Cronkite
U.S. Corps of Engineers began
removing sand, silt and shells
from the Bob Sikes Cut separat-
ing St. George Island and Little St.
George on Friday, April 20.
Dredge workers say they hope to
be finished by May 1. The Cut will
then be, safe for shrimpers, fish-
ing and pleasure boats, accord-
ing to the dredge workers.
Dredging is being done under an
emergency permit issued by the
state. Initially the permit for
dredging Apalachicola Bay runs
from December 1, to the end of
March. After March shrimp repro-
duce in the mud on the bottom of
the bay.
Dredge workers say what they are
digging up sand and shell-no
mud-and they are getting into a
heavy bank with lots of shell frag-
ments. After Bob Sikes Cut is
cleared next to be dredged is the
Intercoastal Waterway across
Apalachicola Bay between the
mainland and St. George Island.

Senior Citizens

Plan Romp On


The Franklin County Senior Citi-
zen Council in cooperation with
the Franklin County Sheriffs De-
partment, plans "The Senior's
Summer Picnic" at Carrabelle
Beach on May 9th, beginning at
11 a.m. There will be hamburg-
ers, hot dogs, baked beans, cold
drinks, potato salad and all the
trimmings including live music for
the seniors, with cooking by the
Sheriffs brigade.
Those interested over age 55 and
Franklin County citizens, are
urged to call 697-3760 to let the
sponsors know how many to ex-
pect by May 6th. Transportation
will be available from the Senior
Citizens Center, Carrabelle.

Peyron from Page 3
settlements that are not reported
on 1099's, under the table cash
income, taxable bartering, etc.,
etc. that slips thru the cracks and
difficult to detect.

Now appears more likely that the
Bush tax plan will have trouble
passing Congress and especially
if the Republicans lose control of
the Senate thru relations in states
with Democratic governors which
also appears more likely now than
it was a year before the election.
Even without this change, not all
Republicans support the Bush
plan and have let it be known that
there are a lot of provisions that
they want to add that are not in
the plan. This means cutting and
even eliminating many that are
included, and final bill that passes
both houses and signed by the
president will very likely be com-
pletely different from the original
with compromises on top of com-
promises that could make it the
most complex and complicated
tax bill ever passed by Congress
since present tax system started
almost 100 years ago.
While many of the proposals that
congress wants to add to Pro-
posed bill have not been revealed
and discussed, some of these that
have been revealed include the
following followed by Proposed.
cuts and eliminations that would
help pay for the addition;
* Increase limits on contributions
to IRA and 401(k) plan. Also in-
crease Income limits for indi-
viduals to qualify for contribu-
tion deductions.
Make some tax cuts retroactive
to Jan. 1, 2001 20 boost the
economy. Also includes possible
Increases in refundable type tax
credits such as Earned Income
Credit that results In Immedi-
ate refunds.
More tax relief for middle Income
group that Would Permit a much

larger percentage of people in
this group to take advantage of
present tax break, that are now
denied them due to income lim-
its, and other factors. Some of
these are included in Bush plan,
but some members of Congress
feel they are not adequate.
Proposed cuts and eliminations
that would help pay for the above
and other additions include a
gradual reduction In the estate
inheritance tax and not an abrupt
elimination that Bush wants, top
Income tax would be reduced to
36%, not the 33% In Bush plan,
while all other rate reductions
that Bush planned to phase In
over the next five years would be
only about 50% of original
amount proposed.
Should also be noted above that
Bush plan has little or no Provi-
sions for farm tax relief, but Sen-
ate package is expected to con-
tain numerous tax breaks that
farmers have been seeking for the
past several years. These include
deductible savings accounts for
farmers, fishermen,, and ranch-
ers, Income averaging for mini-
mum tax purposes, and make
more farm rental contracts ex-
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While Bush tax plan is suppose
to reduce amount of income tax
paid by virtually all income
groups, it does basically nothing
to reduce Alternative Minimum
Tax (AMT) for millions of people
in middle income group who are
presently exempt from this tax.
Congress will have to find a solu-
tion for this problem since pro-
posed plan would cause millions
of individuals in middle income
group to pay more rather than
less in immediate future.
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Board that he would recommend
actions be started on amending
the Court Order establishing the
current districting arrangement
based on the 1986 court order.
Shuler also presented a draft of
the anti-tobacco Resolution and
county ordinance.
The County Attorney directed a
letter to the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council attorney want-
ing to know the ARPC's position
as to who is responsible for col-
lecting the delinquent loans.
There were reports from a few
persons who were identified in a
previous issue that they simply
stopped receiving bills for the
Carrabelle Riverfront from
Page 1
worked hard at their booth and
raised around $800 for a safe
Grad Night.
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary had books out for sale and
were passing out information on
the Tigers and the Wings Clubs
that are affiliated with the library.
Sid Winchester and the Carrabelle
Traffic Safety Committee were
demonstrating what would hap-
pen to you if your vehicle was in
an accident and rolled over and
you did not have a seat belt on.
The poor dummy was totally out
of it by the end of the day as he
was repeatedly thrown out on the
pavement. It is hoped that all who
saw that dramatic demonstration
heeded the difference between a
person who had not buckled up
from .the person was strapped
safely in their seat.
Members-of the Chamber booth
were kept busy selling the special
T-shirt and answering inquiries
about our town.
The vendors outside of the artists
were booths featuring: Seafood
Gumbo Booth. BBQ Beef/Pork,
Funnel Cakes/Blooming Onions
and Corn Dogs, Boiled Shrimp
and Curly Fries, Pepsi Cola Booth,
(Pepsi in a sponsor of the event)
Lemonade/Cotton Candy. Oys-
ters on the Half Shell, BBQ
Chicken Plate, Hamburger/Hot
Dog/Strawberry Cake, Roasted
Corn/Baked Potato, Sausage
Dogs/Coffee/Polish Sausage,
Fish Dinner, Seafood Chowder,
Friends of the Franklin County
Library, C C BBQ, Timber Is-
land Yacht Club, Cub Scout Troop
28, Shelia Evans, Bill and Shelby
Rollins. Scott Shiver, Wicked
Willie, Jackie Segundo, Marsha
Claiborne, Grad Nite, Carrabelle
Christian Center.
There were several other public
service booths such as Forestry
and Health Department.
Chamber President Ron Truetel
said, 'The chamber made a swing
over on this year's festival. I feel
it was a success. If anyone can
suggest how we can improve on
it please don't hesitate to contact
us or correct any perceived er-
She added, "If you wish to pur-
chase the special collectible
T-shirts in white or cream or some
of the numbered collectible post-
ers please get with me at the
Chamber Office in the Ivan
Daniels Mall. My hours are 10
p.m. 2 p.m. Monday through
SHIP from Page 8
Shirley Walker, current manager
of the State Housing Initiative Pro-
gram (SHIP) located in the
Franklin County Senior Center,
evoked laughter at one point in
recalling Schmidt's "careful driv-
ing." As Walker put it, "Helen was
always going the speed limit," and
so some of the longer trips seemed
like they would never end.
The buffet luncheon was a "lovely
event well-deserved," according to
many of those who attended.
An. earlier award from the Carra-
belle Area Chamber of Commerce
noted that Helen Schmidt was
tireless in her efforts to serve the
Franklin County community.
President Ron Treutel of the
Chamber presented the award to
Many of Schmidt's admirers noted
"how happy she looked. Healthy
with an inner glow." Several com-
mented that her gentleman friend
was "certainly good for her." Said
one, "Happiness and love can sure
'make your eyes light up." Her
friend, Charlie Newberry, was also
present and the sparkle was also
evident in his eyes.

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History of Apalachicola
and Franklin County. Au-
thors: William Warren
Rogers 'and Lee Willis, III;
Joa Morris and Bawa
Satinder Singh. Published
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(183) Florida Lighthouses
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Florida's 30 lighthouses
and one light station. Also
contains maps and dire
actions for reaching each
lighthouse along with info
about tours and fees. Pa-
perback, 1990, 134 pp. 30
color illustrations. Sold na-
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