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A giant Scahawk Is I r dru1, b 1 ,.O studentss o I the I .irrI I, CnIunt% S.,h(ol, who camre ct I Il Ic for the fi'lt tim e in historN for the prh,-
ect on the athiCcil. fildd of the new cormlILIntd ".0d lohw4 in llLapont. Ior mrmo eaout the Art in the SI. prrljCLI. see p.Ige 9.

Selling shrimp on the water-
front can be a tough business.
To read more, see Around
Carrabelle on Page 3.

New water

plan goes


The Corps of Engineers has
proposed a new water-sharing
plan that would allow less water
to flow into Apalachicola Bay
during extreme droughts, despite
evidence that the plan is likely to
harm threatened animal life in
the Bay.
The new plan comes after
settlement negotiations between
the governors of Florida, Geor-
gia and Alabama broke down in
February. That led Interior
Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to
say that the federal government
would impose its own solution.
The plan, which lawmakers
saw Tuesday, would reduce
flo s, to a minimum of 4 500
cubic feet per second at Jim
Woodruff Dam during extreme
Continued on Page 5

- City administrator will ease up

Piper sits atop a large stuffed animal.

Family adoption

dream comes true

7('"in, l.t CIrres mMwnent
Last year, Anthony and
Renee Stone got the summons
they had awaited for two long
years, and they set out on a long
trip for the final phase that
would complete their journey to
a family.
Here is how Renee explains
what happened:
Anthony and Renee, devot-
ed Christians, were called to
adopt and found their confirma-
tion at a Steven Curtis Chapman

concert in \l'nr of .'0ils There,
they spoke with Amanda Clark.
a representative of America
W\Vn, Adoption Association
about .Iinlting; a child from
China. Ms. Clark was at the con-
cert at the request of the concert
headliner, who had himself
tci.nly\. adopted a child from
Chlua, and wanted other couples
in America to have the opportu-
nity to achieve the same jou he
had experienced.
The Stones sent in their
Continued on Page 14


Carracbllc City Admtnstra-
tor John Mclnnis, oTiking for
the C ii' of Carrabhlle for the
past three and a .lll years after a
'i career dlling administra-
tive work for other nlnilipall-
ties, is getting ready to step down
hts hours a bit, although he \will
still keep his hand in city proi
ects. even a.ltr he .idimi, his
work load.
Mclnnis has been commut-
ing to and from his (airr.ilcll
office between his home in
Mexico re.h h. for a total work-
week of (, 1 hours
"I fin.llh told the commis-
stoners that I would be iill nII as
or June 1 he said, "and they
nollcre me the option of remain-
irj: at the position in a part-time
position until the current I'r1ii-l -
are further along At m\ age, the
lull-time work load is ;,'rll,'i
too much for nme."
Mclnnis has % li:ii said, over
the years, that due to rapidly ris
illn hwi .uing costs in Franklin
County, it was not economically
feasible to leave his loinnr:iii-
Mexico City home and move his
family here. Ilis work over the
years in Carrabelle has earned
the admiration and appreciation
from the city servants he has
worked alongside.
W'\ have many important
projects either yet to accomplish,
in progress, or about to be fund-
ed," he said. "I can't leave com-
pletely yet, and I still have to
train my successor."

John McInnis and Courtney Millender at a recent city meet-

He expects that successor to
be City Clerk Courtney Millen-
der, whose tl.ninri: ill com-
mence when Mclnnis reaches
the part-time status.
"I think Courtney is a veti
capable young lady," he said,
"and I am sure she can do the
Mclnnis listed the proicI, s
undlerma.r \ or planned in the near
the 10th street creek drain-
age %\ ,clin.
the Crooked River Light-
house museum, to be built as a
replica of one of the two original
keepers' houses on the light-
house .groii>nd.
the installation of a fuel
supply tank and more hangar. at

Thompson air field.
the Sands Field recreation
park and drainage systrcn.
the Carrabelle water and
sewer expansion project. specifi-
cally expanding west to include
the Carrabelle Beach area and
the lighthouse park;
the MIEX water treatment
and the Lanark Village
master lift station and transition
to the merger with the Carrabelle

'I'm not exactly retiring," he
declared. "It's more like a step-
ping down from full time to part
time. I will still have a hand in
city business and pitoiectr from
time to time."

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Page 2 April 18, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

week I wrote
that people
should be allowed to learn from
their experiences without contin-
ually being cushioned fiom the
negative results of their filed
I have noticed in two
columns recently, good illustra
tions of what I was writing about
as relates to children. Columnllst
Lori Bergman decries the mar-
keting of a new product called
"gLovies" which are designed to
be worn by children to keep
them from contact with dirty
things such as doorknobs, stait
rails, rest room faucets, and play-
ground equipment. The website
for "My Momn Knows Best
Products" calls them fun to wear.
Somehow the ftin in wearing
these things escapes me; so does
the value of insulating our chil-
dren from all kinds of possibly
harmful things. We sanitize, pro-
tect, cushion, and fence in our
children. By so doing, we fall to
prepare them for the real world
Howi will they develop immuni-
ties if they are never exposed to
germs" The Aztec cIvilization
was wiped out by smallpox and
typhus, diseases to which they
had no immunity. How will they
learn to fix their porch rail if
they are never allowed to use a
hammer or saw' They will hit
their thumb or cut themselves
once in a while but that's what
Mommy's kisses and Band-Aid.s
are for
The other colunir tbv I.enocr
Skelna/', founder of ftreciingeC
kids corn and contributing cditoI
at the .Vcw Yo'trk Su.n. wrote about
letting her rune-year-old son nde
home on the New York subway
alone because he wanted to fig-
ure out for himself how to get

Coast Guai

honored fo

Chrinircl lnrt
On Wednesday. April Qth in
the fellowship hall of the St
George Island United Methodist
Church, four local men. mem-
bers of the U. S Coast (uard
Auxiliary, were honored with a
dinner and award ceremony for
their courage and skill in the sav-
ing of five boaters whose vessel
had capsized in high waters near
Bob Sikes Cut.
Mike Doyle, owner of the
rescuing vessel. Bovd Fllison.
Carleton Ethndge. and Frank
Stephens, residents of St George
Island and Fastpoint, were given
The Auxiliary Award of Opera-
tional Merit bv Captalinl James R
Montgoimerv. director of A uxl-
ht.rv for the I'-ighth listrclt.
Coastal Region. Captain Monti
gomerv told ,1an audience e of
friends .ind family thait this is ,I
very high honor foir the .aixiliaiv
crewmen He said. "There (ar
only two awards higher tltan
Operational Merit. Most auxil-
ilrists would never see an award
this high"
The citation reads, in part:
"(the auxiliarists are) cited for
outstanding achievement and
operational skill in the perform-
ance of duty on 21 April 2007
while serving as (crewmen) ...
during a rescue in the Gulf of
Mexico. While on patrol in the
Apalachicola Bay, the crew
heard a mayday call from a ves-
sel in distress. The distressed ves-
sel reported that it was taking on

'The front of the C&S Sports Center on U.S. 98 in Eastpoint.

home. "Ilere's your fare, kid
Go." Google I.enoi Skenazy
and read the article It's well
worth your tine.
This week's quote is from
the (as yet un-published) mem-
oirs of t boy whose family was-
n't up-to-date enough to know
that he must be protected at all
"The farm shop ... was the
source of many great gadgets
and toys which I built there
Gramp let me have the run of
the shop, which. I guess, would
be called too dangerous todaiv
After all, there were sharp tools
and fast running motors arnd pot-
sonous substances in there \which
might harm an eight-year-old
boy Sometimes they did'
Granp. however, kept iodine
and bandages and kisses and a
good store of common sense to
handle the expected result o! a.
bov's cunlositv and subsequent
education Thank \so. r.imp'
for giving me the ch.lnu 'to Jdo
things, iind It\ n \\ I. ithingi .i',.
cleail tiomin 11I11 l h.L:1k
V llo t.inlllp;. [lol l'cinlg llc to
p.ltch up the ne\liat.ble tcstuli' ol
Ill\ scll-1nsLtuctiori Ilont
l.oughr dge ( 1.-3.)
A new sporting goods stoln
has opened up in Fastpl'int on

U.S lIwy Q Charlie Nichols,
part owner of C&S Service
Center, has opened C & S Sports
Center at 312 US Hwy 88
Nichols' grand opening was
March 1st and he says he has
been doing a good business
because of the start of the base-
ball season. The new store stocks
supplies for the beach, fishing,
camping, archery, baseball, foot-
ball, and golf as well as knives.
pnitball equipment, and guns
for hunting and personal protec-
tron Nichols :says, "If it's legal. I
can get anything you want if I
don't have it in -.lock C&S
Sports Center is ain authorized
\Willon Sporting Goods center
The .tore is open \Wednes-
.day. Thursday and Fnday from
It am to 7 p m Saturday 7 to
4. and Su:ida\ to 3 (closed
Monday\ .iand I ucsda.\) For more
tnorimal'.ino I..Ill the store .11
I 5t1o) cO7 IlltSi
;od Bless .mand keep those
S.ill, .II d c Ia.!imt. u'otmrInu : 11 \Io
it.In r ;!'t'!'' '!>iim 1 ,istpon'(
, ;. i > : ; .l:c !,.t.,!3 1h .1: ><,u
thi:!ik. w should be .m.iair I or I il
\oU '1 Itsh to .011rn1!l onl 11the col
ll!l1,. onita..1 Ille 1C(' pholon at
(S50) ,27-2:SO or e-mail
!tloughnr:idie .1 mchsM corn

rd Auxilliary members

r saving lives

\~m.~us S K-

r- iN--
From left to right, Boyd Ellison, Carlton EIhridge. Mike Doyle,
Frank Stephens, Commodore William Crouch and Captain James

Montgomerv at the ceremony.
watlc ACteil lontlla, ili S,11ion11
'.inl nit ('ithv. he clrw p rp.clcd
nec c'ssliv hines and c('llqpile lc
'while tiVC.c sin .I t1 1 (lis t int 1111
sect ltre report ted p(siiiion ofl the
disti(essedil vessl .ippiiro imilrl. iIv
five iIleCs disl.ln Atile pI ssing
from tIhe sheltle of Apalachicola
Bav into tihe open (ulf. the sea
state changed andrd (085IS and
the crew encountered 4-5 foot
swells. Approximatelv 15 min-
utes later, the crew reached the
location of the distressed vessel
that was capsized and low in the
water. Three of the occupants of
the capsized 24-foot vessel were
astride the overturned vessel's
hull and two other persons were
in the water being supported by
personal flotation devices. (The
crew) expertly got lines to all the
occupants of the capsized vessel

ianil h ought them on bouaid
WcI. Imiscablc. iand suflTcing
Inild hyIpoilhc1imia flom mll 1cimt
sion in the 07, degiec waleI. Ihe
rive oci.'ip.inls of1 t c.api pMt;
ve('ssel w I('e tlakelln ashole w\\llc
cm(ergecnt medical s'livice per
sonIInel wele warning io plovidc
necess.i\V' caIe Withou lthe
experllis demonsl.llcrd by (the
crew), it is possible that the live
occupants of the capsized vessel
would have perished. (The crew)
demonstrated exceptional pro-
fessiona.lsm in dealing with mul-
tiple victims and exceptional
boat crew skills in rough sea con-
ditions. (The crew's) dedication,
ludgmeni, and devotion to duty
are most heartily commended
and are in keeping with the high-
est traditions of the United
States Coast Guard."

I rilly
I fighs in lhe
up(pr 70st
alnd lows in
the low 60s

7 08 AM

S.tattl td
thunild -
storms pos-

7 07 AM

8 08PM 8:09 PM I

Highs in the
upper 70s
and lows in
the low 60s

7 06 AM


Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
low 60s

7:05 AM

Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
low 60s.

7:04 AM

Florida At A Glance



Area Cities
CiyHoL Cn

C~ea",Itef -1 6
Crests-jew SO f'I
Daytona Beach 79 62
Fort Lauderdale S1 7
Fof Mye- f, 17 66
Ganesivibp 92 58
HoiNywood S1 70
Jarksj'i'siiOle 80 63
IKpv Wet 81 76
Lad Laike 82 60
L.ik -C t!i' S2 5S
Mx"I~o 83 61
7P 64
1~'i~ni75 7
N Smym Beach 79 62

National Cities

S pt sunny
2 pl Sunny
2 pt sunny
6 pl sunny
8 pt sunny
0 pl sunny
3 pt sunni
6 pt sunny
0 pt siinny
8 pl sunrny
1 pl sunnv
4 pl sunnyt
2 pl sunny
i2 pl sunny

Panama City
Plant City
Pompano Beach
Port Charlotte
Saint Augustine
Saint Petersburg
VeW Palm B
W Palmt Beach

pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunn\y
pt sunny
pt sunns
pt skinny
pl sunny




I o' AnO(Iclk

pt suinn\
p1 sunnm,

pt sunny
pi sunny
pl sunnv

New York
San Francisco
St Louisl

pt sunny
pt sunny

Washington. DC 80 58 sunny

Moon Phases

First Full Last New
Apr 12 Apr 20 Apr 28 May 5

UV Index

FI1 Sal Su m Mon Tue
4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21 4/22

V HighIry High Very High ry High ery High
Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High

Fri Sat Sun I mon T ue
4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21 '4/22

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April 18, 2008 Page 3

On the waterfront in

Carrabelle: 'It's been

a long cold winter'

~i;'f- ,i.- '... ..P .1'"

While the Waterfront Opp-
ortunity group is seeking sugges-
tions and participation from
Carrabelle citizens on the goal of
revitalizing the c~Ounriim of the
waterfront, a few businesses
.ilong the river have been holding
on to their traditional livelihood,
sandwiched in .1iuniii empty
building' and condominiums,
interspersed with recreational
boat docks.
The condominiums and
recreational docks have taken the
place of the traditional fish hous-
es and illed up shrimp anud fish-
ing boats that created the town's
livelihood and unique heritage.
One of those lifotii'Lr shrinta
per is on)l
of the
IJR te holdouts,
in spite of
the decline
of shrimp-
ing as a
To n y

Jackson leases dirock
space from another waterfront
holdout, Just Rite Marine, where
he sells fresh shrimp :rr.rm the
deck of his boat, Anthony
Dianre. a picturesqllue shrimp boar
that shows its years spent work-
n:: at sea,
"It's been a long cold wt in
ter." Jackson said last week, I.c,
ishermrniel can .Ilf11rl the prtcC of(
diesel." Jacksonl !'u, his sshrtmp
from other boats that hae been
,irklin' in the hbay "There's

By Laurel Newman

plenty of shrimp now," lie said,
- 1lui there has been little busM
ness tils winter Fvetyone is
looking forward to a g '.'. seasonL
Stillllill.' il'."
Jackson is supportive of tihe llontl revival iniatitive, say-
ing, "It's a ,,'od 1lihm they are
ti\ iii to do. I hope ilhc. have
some success gct'ing sonie corn-
inerctal :hring goin. .igm.n "
This season's shrimp,
Jackson said, are .miring iomun
the b.iL from Ballast Cove and
other locations inside the barrier
islands, Ne\r monthh" he slid
"the shrimpers will be going *
shore, -t.i\r out 1or several
days until they have a .;...i.
catchIt's always a risk," he said,
"especially wnh the high prce
for u'rl Thls boat," he said,
Iollui.'lllr to hit i'< pl.llormi "iieCs
.' ll h I '.'
.ind ,ou havle to hope you latchi
Enough shrimp r the ouel atid
to pay lthe crew 1 .;'s noit k ount
tng tmel ftor the '-,.,' ,'.:, that 's
another S15t l i 7 .to ..'i a ,. .:
1 i'. iS hard vwai to iake
a 1% i!,i" t

Daniel and Brigitte enjoying their Forgotten Coast vacation relaxing on Apalachicola Bay in

Lured by the Forgotten Coast

Catching the
real meaning

of vacation
*, :, "" L ( r'i rr i in/cn;
FIheC looked normal I I:i.t
looked like h am olht ,'ii .* *.;'.
, ,. '., the lit- ',.:: on
Ilhc Jo'k wth il a piliowu under
licad. a lbook ti he hand. lan
,.,. 1 ,:.. 's the m rniirng bti
lcading lIe rod and reel
lutchcd in lIs' h.ind i. In 'c
aKb iu t t l !...i. wavite of ihe

:.i\ tr'.ing to lure the catch of
the day. They seemed no differ-
ent from anybody else that might
wander down to a small dock on
Ap.rl.r.'l'',l.r Bay to enjoy a few
hours of leisure.
I was the Indian
Pass boat l.un: h!,), area in
Ias'point, and eventually found
t. tl ,u the small dock iiitiru,
out into the l.-. I am .iln .1% .'
interested in anvyne thal has
I ',::i" tklhe in th(ur hands, so I
wlanderd onto the dock to see if
there was any action It was
there, lhat I mtc Da.niel and
' ~:'. 'il Aeschhlinannr
So what was .ltlr,. 'ti about
this couple? I discovered that
they had been '.Ii ir.i:g and vaca-
: !,u, : .l,,n.: the Forig tticn
Coast for 10 years. There is noth-
inrl unusual about that. \\ l.r is
unusual is that ill;t travel a quar-
lcr of the way around the world
to .:1t here fir o Zurich.
Switzerland. And they have been
doing it for 10 years.
This speaks volumes about
the allure and intrinui of the
Fr, itt'rn Coast. It gives rise to
some n11.ivini: questions. What
draws one to this spot? \WIhar
would brir; someone from that
far away to "waste" time on a
small dock on Apalchlachcola .1
in rl'.,t'l'ml. Florida' \Vh.11
keeps one iItirh-. back year TiIcr
vea" O)n the other hand, \what
lust I Mlply keeps one helre I loo,
a,11 a1 victim to that allure.
Watching t aniel and
Brigitle hlitii .i\'., the hours
nearly .51.00 miles from home,
made nle pause to ponder What
is the real *rle.l111111 of vacation?
Hlas it been lost in today's tat-
race pace' Even here on the
Folgottln Coast-'
Vacation is from the I atin "
vac.all," meaning simply "to be
emriptv, void, or I'ct Most of,
the time, it means "leisure time
.i\.i\ Ino work devoted to rest
or pleasure." 'van Morris of
The Word I)etective says "it
means a literal release or respite
from doing that you
didn't want to be doing to begin
with, whether it is work, school
or official duties."
One comment I found
equated vacation with "spirit
time," which I believe implies

Daniel used a time-delay to
take a photo of a fish he
caught, which he proudly
shows off. It's a 27 inch red-
fish caught along the
Forgotten Coast. "I caught
it in the surf on dead
shrimp," he says.
ri claiming or balancing one's
spini or spiritual nature. I think
this point is important, as it
seems our spiritual nature has
become destitute in today's hec-
tic-paced and crazy world. I
think Daniel and Brigitte have
the right idea about vacation. It
is not necessarily what many
people think of when you say
vacation; Disney world."
Daniel and I have e-mailed
back and forth since meeting last
week. Daniel's career has migrat-
ed into phollograph\ which I
have an interest in, so I wanted
to i.t in touch. Our meeting
.ppe.inced that it might develop
into a iiwndt,,1)' In one e-mail,
he told ile. "I got two seatrouts
yesterday at the little dock: but
td.a\ we move on to Grayton
Ilw.iki. also a lovely place with
good fishing:-)."
In his next e-mail, titled tlhe
catch of the day," he spotted a
photo of a 2-' riedlh. and said,
"See what 1 .ot today." He
sounded like a kid in a candy
I believe Daniel and Brigitte
will take home what they came
for. They will take yet another
memory of time spent along the
Forgotten Coast. They will take
the memory o time well spent in their lives between
work and lal\. rat race and
leisure, and perhaps insanity and
sanity. They will take a piece of
the Forgotten Coast home with
And yet, all of that wonder-
ful allure and ambience is still
here for the rest of us.

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Page 4 April 18, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

Apalach postmaster

says if it sounds too

good to be true...
This week's Guest Column was submitted by Apalhiht ohl a l'ostmaster
Cathy Watts.
"Your name's John, right? John, will you do me a ftvoi? I need
to cash this check, but I don't have an account with the bank II
you'll deposit it tor me, I'll give you 20 percent just for helping me
Remember the old adage: It' something sounds too good to be
true, it probably is. In this case, the person may be trying to hustle
you out of your hard-earned savings. The check or money order may
be counterfeit, and if it is, you'll be out the money.
Hustlers have been known to set up this scam in a variety of
They overpay you for an Item you sold on the Internet, then ask
you to wire-transfer them the ditlerence.
They tell you that you've won a foreign lottery or sweepstakes.
They tell you to deposit the check which represents just part of your
winnings. If you send back $1,000 or S2,000 to "cover the taxes," you
can get the rest of your jackpot
A "work-at-home" offer includes an advance payment for signing
up. All you have to do is deposit the check or money order and send
back two-thirds of the money via wire transfer
Whatever the "pitch." the result is likely to be the same The
check or money order you receive for deposit will be a counterfeit It
may take days or weeks to be returned to )our bank unpaid. and
when it does, the full amount will be deducted froin your account
That's because you are responsible for any deposit you make to your
And, if you think it can't happen here. you're wrong
Apalachicola Postmaster. Cathy Watts says that one local customer
brought a check to her to see if it was real The letter claimed that the
recipient had won $125.000. all he had to do was cash the enclosed
check for $4,875 and return $2,875 by Western Union or Moneygram
to them then he would receive his winnings luckily, he was smart
enough to know that "If it looks too good to be true. it probably is "
Cathy turned the letter and check over to the Postal Inspectors for fur-
ther investigation.
To learn more about common consumer scams, check out these
And if you believe you've been victimized by fraud, call the
United States Postal Inspection Service toll free at 877-876-2455.

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Medicare: 'Free' health insurance!

I will be turning 65 years old in a few months.
For the first time in my life I will be eligible for
some kind of health insurance I guess I have
always been eligible, I just couldn't afford it But
now because I am 65 I am a candidate for
Medicare "free" health care Wow, isn't that
great' I can't believe

But for all you
Baby Boomers behind
me. I will review what
I have found out so


First of all
Medicare comes in
several parts. It is
kind of like an alpha-
bet puzzle. There's T4 &4t*0.
Part A. Part B. Part C,
Part D and possibly By Richard E. Noble
some other parts that
I am not aware of yet.
It seems that part A of the Medicare is the "Free"
part I haven't really read what Part A actually cov-
ers but who cares it's free.
Part B is going to cost me $100 dollars a
month It is also going to cost my wife $100. That's
$100 per month each. Okay, so that's $200 per
month But what if I don't have $200 per month?
Don't worry they will deduct it from my Social
Security check So now our already meager Social
Security income will be reduced by $200 per
But the $200 per month doesn't cover all my
potential medical bills. It only covers 80%. So I
need to buy another policy to cover what the
Medicare isn't going to pay. This is called a
Medigap policy. Medigap policies are varied alpha-
bctlcallv also and they run from A through L.
"A" is the no-frills not much better than noth-
ing catcgo v. B is slightly better than A and C is the
slightly better than B. B costs more than A and C is
a little too much for anybody. After C it is Disney
World alnd Never Never Iand.
Any Mcdicap policy will cost me between
$100 and $300 per month. That is $100 to $300
each. My wife will need her own policy. And that
is in addition to the $100 each that we are already
paying for Part B. But even if you can afford F or J
you still won't be covered for everything. And no
matter what you pay this year it can all go up next
year. You must also watch out for the way your
Mcdigap policy is rated. It can be community
rated, issue rated, or attained age rated. It could
cost you big bucks if you don't find out what these
ratings mean. And once you start paying your
Medigap insurance company don't stop. If you
stop for more than 63 days you will have to be
But unfortunately a person is still not covered
for any drugs that he might need. And drugs
involve co-payments and "donut holes." The co-
payment means that I still have to pay some of the
costs even if I have the insurance. Let's just skip the
donut holes for now -it's too complicated. But

basically a donut hole means more money that I
have to pay even if I have all this insurance.
For me to be insured against drug co-payments
and expensive drugs will cost me another $40 to
$100 per month. You can't buy donut hole insur-
ance even if you work at Dunkin' Donuts.
So, that's another $40 to $100 each.
So where are we here? I need $200 for me and
my wife for Part B. I need $200 to $600 for what
part B doesn't cover. I need $100 to $200 for co-
pays and phenomenal drugs with no donut holes.
We need $500 to $1000 per month in order to be
covered by Medicare.
Unfortunately I can not afford this "free"
insurance anymore than I could afford the "free-
enterprise" insurance. In fact I don't see much dif-
ference between the free insurance and the pay
insurance. I can't afford either of them.
But we do have other options. We can pay the
$200 per month for Part B and get a special insur-
ance by some insurance company (probably with a
main office in China or India) that has teamed up
with the U.S. Government and Medicare. They will
take over the management of my Medicare
Insurance. This is some form of "privatization"
thought up by the Bushomanics, I presume. With
this special policy I will be covered for some things
and not covered for a bunch of other things that I
will have to pay "out-of-pocket". If I have any
problems I will have to fight this Hong Kong insur-
ance company rather than call my Congressman.
This ploy lets my Congressman off the hook. And
if I get hospitalized for any length of time I owe
somebody $3,500 minimum. If my wife and I both
get sick at the same time we will owe this person or
group $7,000 each year.
I have another option though. I could skip the
"free" Medicare insurance entirely and keep all of
my Social Security check. If I get sick I can die-
just like they used to do in the good old days; or I
can go to the hospital and tell them to send me a
bill. If I don't die from the MRSA infection or
Septicemia infection that I catch at the hospital
(195,000 people die every year from things they
picked up while in the hospital or from medical
mistakes), I can get a job-if anyone will hire or
pay me in my sick and advanced age-or send
them payments from my Social Security check.
In the meantime, we can take the $200 per
month that we didn't send to the Government for
Part B and go to Biloxi once a year and see if I can
win a jackpot. Maybe if I win a jackpot in Biloxi I
will have enough money to buy some "free"
Medicare insurance. Of course maybe with the
fines and penalties for joining late, I won't be able
to afford it then either-even with the jackpot
Richard E. Noble is a frelance ,writer and has been a rs-
ident of Eastpoint fr amund 30 years. He has authored
tw o hks: "A Summer with Charlie," which is cur ntly
listed on, and "Hobo-ing America," which
should be listed on Amazon in the not too distant figure.
Most recently he completed his first novel, "Honor Thy
Father and Thy Motherv" which will be published soon

'I'he Frankllin (lCronicle


April 18, 2008 Page 5


Partnership can help

Lombardi Dropertv preserved Weems Memorial

Thejbllowing Guest Column was
written by Linda Raffield, secre-
tary of the Franklin County
Sea/fod Workers Association.
The Board of County Com-
missions approved the purchase
for the Lombardi Property and
the deal will be closed later this
week. The Lombardi Property is
one of the oldest seafood houses
in Apalachicola and of itself is a
huge part of Apalachicola histo-
The ink has not yet dried
and already there is debate over
what will become of the proper-
ty. The purchase of the property
was specifically requested be-
cause of the need for commer-
cial seafood landings for the
"seafood workers" of the indus-
try. Once again the poster child
for the needs of the industry, the
workers, find themselves taking a
back seat as the Oyster Seafood
Task Force has recommended
that the Allen Boyd Oyster Lab
be located on the property.
At the request of the
FCSWA, the property was to be
overseen by Parks and
Recreation so that it would be in
the best interests of the entire
county and not just the interests
of the a few. Well over two years
ago a presentation was given to
P&Z for the Lombardi Property
which included, a. Landing
Park, Observation Deck. Hiern-
tage Center, Picnic and Park
Area to name a few This was a
common sense approach to pre-
serving a piece of Apalachicola
history, Lombardi's and the his.
tory of the Seafood Workers of
Franklin County. The idea fell
into limbo for a while until the
County Commissioners approv-
ed a Feasibility Study, and again
Lombardi's was named as a
viable landing park for the
seafood workers.
The County Commissioners

Water from Page 1
drought conditions and allow for
more storage retention in
upstream lakes. Pending biolog-
ical review by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (FWS). the new
plan would be implemented
Georgia is fighting to hold
back more water in Lake Lamer.
the primary water source for
Atlanta. Florida and Alabama
argue that Georgia hasn't ade-
quately planned for growth.
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) released the
following statement in response:
"The Corps' latest proposal
continues to force the state of

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also approved a Seafood Task
Force, which was to be an
Advisory Board to the County
Commission and aid in the 'fasi-
bilit-v study. A itondt,.ble of
sorts so that all pallties involved
in the sea'ood iiidustiy could sit
down ii and discuss the ploblemsi
and solutions to the sustainabilh-
tv of the seafood industry.
Recently, and very vociftr-
ously, thile "reorgaiized Ovstei
Seafood Task Force" pioclanied
its independence. fioin tthe
County Comminssion lFau oiln
being the boat d of original intent
it seems the OSTF)S has decided
that it wants to advise the county
and make recommendations but
does not want the county to be
able to have control over them
There seems to be some confu-
sion to the interpretation of what
both want The County Conm-
mission wanted an advisory
board, the perception that is
received from the OSTF is they
want to be considered an author-
ity over the industry and the peo
pie who work in the industry Of
course the FCSWA still has a say
in that.
An old saying comes to
mind. "Power tends t o corrupt.
and absolute power corrupts
absolutely" a famous quotation
from John )a.lbtrg as one pon-
ders the meaning of a
claimed independent board
dominating and demanding thev
be put in charge without the
resiponsbilly of reporting to the
BCC for their actionsV
When you also take into
consideration that the FCSWA
has voiced its concerns many
times with the make up of the
OSTF and the obvious condem-
nation-s of a man working for a
living, speaking out against the
very men they work for. it makes
it hard to feel like they are on
equal footing especially with
those in control of their lives and

Florida to bear the brunt of
Georgia's lack of long term
water planning This (plan) and
expedited review by FWS per-
petuates the same hurried
process that is becoming com-
monplace for the Corps in deal-
ing with our water shanng chal-
lenges The Corps cannot con-
tinue to develop interim opera-
tions plans in lieu of carrying out
the orderly and comprehensive
process of updating the water
control plans for the ACF sys-
"Also. we cannot continue to
give Atlanta Band-Aids if it con-
tinues to trip over the same
stump Under this .. the state

livelihoods also being in control
over the (OST'I
When asked to licilitate a sit
down meeting between lte oys-
ter dealers and thel scaiood work
cis ont the iccenl cuts in bag
pi ces the OSTI' was Inable lto
comply, yet lhere was plenty of
time for the OST'F to criticize the
BCC toi not junilping right into a
deal with the owners of the piopelty, especially
since the OSF'l' faciltated tihe
tngotialtions, and while suppos-
edly lfo the "Poor Ole Seatfod
Workers" tie fact remains that
the plans to put the Allen Boyd
tystei l.ab on the L ombardi
Property had also been discussed
as an advantageous place for
their needs to be met.
The lab does in fact serve
Franklin County well. however
the truth be known it serves no
one more than the dealers them-
selves, especially the high vol-
ume dealers who actually put
"l.ab Tested and Approved" on
their packaging and websites,
enhancing the marketability of
their imported products There
is a question as to w here the half
a million dollar renewable grant
that Grady Leavens and UF
secured for the lab and testing
according his interview witth e
SFA will come into play'
http www south rn food-
w.ivs com on.rl history flort-
da forgotton coast';Grady Le.i
%ins shtml
In conclusion it seems that
.s long as something is in for the
OSTF it Is a.ll inclusive and
important to involve the "Poor
Ole Sc.ifokl Workers" but other-
wise it is business ais usual with
Itus own independent agenda
The fact is the "Poor Olc
Seafood Workers" are tired of
being the poster child for others
to benefit at their expense. by all
means they already gave at the

of Georgia has no incentive to
plan for their water needs, with
our state sacrificing our fair
share of water The state of
Florda has worked hard over the
past 36 years to be wise stewards
of our water, and the state of
Georgia must do the same by
developing and stncllv following
a responsible plan for their con-
tinued growth and wtvalert needs.
"It is expected that we will
return to dry times in the coming
months, and I again strongly
encourage the three states to
come together to reach a tn-state
agreement that addresses the
water needs along the entire

Still time to enter Relay for Life

Chronicle Correspondent
The American Cancer Soc-
iety's Relay for Life for Carra-
belle will be held this weekend,
starting Friday, April 18, at 6
p.m. at Vrooman Park in East-
point, and concluding Saturday
April 19 at noon.
There are teams signed up
and prepared to participate
countywide, with the notable
exception of Carrabelle. Relay
participants last year reported a
good turnout, but this year's

response has not been nearly as
receptive, local organizers say.
There are no Carrabelle teams
entered this year, reported ACS
volunteerfranklin organizer .udy
This is an event that all citi-
zens should support and attend;
cancer is the leading killer in
Franklin County, not heart dis-
ease, as is widely believed.
"Everyone has a vested
interest in the efforts made by
the ACS in research and educa-
tion," Cook said. "These goals
are really important, and their

success may be imipotrant too,
for every citizen and their loved
ones some day.
"Everyone is welcome to
join the effort, and donations are
always accepted. We are hoping
for another good turnout, and
there is something for everyone,
including games and bouncing
toys for the children..."
For information, call Bill
Cook 323-0162, Judy Cook 323-
0360, Andrew Rutherford at
960-5859 or e-mail billandjudy-
cook(), or Andrew

The passage of a penny
increase in the county sales tax
designated for health care in
Fl:anklin County is a chance to
help oui citizens obtain more
seI vices ,and battle health out-
Some people have asked
why we need to pursue a partnel-
ship with any other hospital in
the spending of these new dol-
lis. And this is a legitimate
question. They say, for example,
that old ways of doing things
may be the best course for
Franklin County. Use only a
local board that reports to the
county and oversees operations
and keep the money "at home."
The problem with that
approach is that times have
changed. Health care delivery in
2008 is a very different proposi-
tion from the 50s and 60s that
many of us remember. In those
days, your family doctor directed
much of the process. These days
Medicare and insurance compa-
nies are much more involved in
health care decisions, often not
OK-ing what your family doctor
deems is the best remedy. It is
now a very complicated struc-
ture involving standardization,
specialists and systems of care.
Health care is also a much
more expensive matter The per-
centage of our national dollars
spent for health care is rising at
an alarming rate Technology
advances, complex rules and reg-
ulations, and more uncompen-
sated care provided are only
some of the reasons for this nse.
Your Weems Memorial
Hospital Board believes if the
delivery of health care can be


Carrabelle ranked

number 1
The City of Carrabelle is
proud to announce that it was
ranked number one for funding
by a panel of judges in the State
of Florida's Division of Historic
Preservation to receive a $50,000
The Carrabelle Waterfront
Partnership and the Carrabelle
Historical Society prepared the
city's application. The purpose
of the giant is to hire a profes-
sional consultant to survey all
the historical structures, homes.
cemeteries and sites within the
city limits of Carrabelle, register
those historic sites with the State
and help the City develop a plan
for historic preservation.
"This is a win-win for the
City." according to John
Mclnnis, Carrabelle City Mana-
ger. "It meets one of the require-
ments for the comprehensive
plan and one of the important
priorities for the Carrabelle
Waterfront Partnership. Our
first step is to formally identify
our historic resources with this
survey, and then we can protect
them and popularize our history.
This grant did not cost us a
penny but it will help us bring in

for grant
more tourists. Other historical
small cities like Carrabelle who
publicize their historical
resources bring tourists to town.
They can come to see the
Lighthouse, stay in an historic
Bed and Breakfast, visit the
Camp Gordon Johnson
Museum and take an historical
walking tour, eat in local restau-
rants and shop in local stores."
Due to severe budget cuts in
the Legislature this year, only a
few projects are being recom-
mended for funding. Carra-
belle's high ranking will get first
consideration. The panel of
judges stated that it was high
time for Carrabelle to recognize
and protect its historical
resources from its rich maritime
and lumbering past. They espe-
cially noted the heartfelt letters
of support from local citizens,
organizations, Florida Rep. Will
Kendrick and Sen. AL Lawson,
US Rep. Allen Boyd and Senator
Bill Nelson included in the appli-
cation. This effort is scheduled
to begin in July.
Tamara Allen
Carrabelle Waterfront

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made more efficient, it is worth
doing so. Partnering with a larg-
er system can make operating
less costly by sharing diagnostic
equipment, access to large-vol-
ume buying, reduction of per-
sonnel costs, and streamlining
systems into more seamless care.
In addition, and most
importantly, more services to our
citizens can be provided and bet-
ter health outcomes achieved by
joining with a larger tertiary hos-
pital. A union brings with it the
ability for Weems to better mon-
itor its clinical quality, get access
to specialists through telemedi-
cine, gain more physicians and
services through rotation from
that hospital, add the use of
interns and residents, and
increase the knowledge and skills
of all of its staff through
increased opportunities for
enhanced medical continuing
The chance to spread the
dollars further and improve and
increase the services offered to
the residents of Franklin County
in a challenging time for health
care-unlike anything in the
past-is the reason your hospital
board is very thoughtfully con-
sidering partner options. And the
board is doing this all with an
eye to the continuity of our
employees, the maintenance of
our hospital license, and the
pledges made to the citizens of
Franklin County when they
voted for the penny increase for
improved health care in the
Gayle Dodds
Chair, George E Weems
Memoral Hospital Board

Page 6 April 18, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

The Funky Oyster Shack:

Character for characters

Chrnich. Corn'tispontdent
luring their many drives.
Randy Timmn and Traci .lustice
became acquainted with
Carrabelle, more than 20 yeals
TIhey were locked into the
business world in I)estin where
Randy worked in the music,
enterta intent and restatirant
business and Tracti mainly
worked in construction, but they
had a dream that one day they
would "get out of dodge "
They owned and worked
The Swamp House, a restaurants
that served mainly Cajtin food,
and boasted an oyster bar in
Freeport, just north of )estln.
Finally they pulled up their
stakes and headed east; to the
"nice, peaceful little town" they
had passed through so often,
"The idea of starting a
restaurant is what brought us to
Carrabelle...oter something dif-
ferent, to the place we want to
make our home," the couple
They checked out numerous
properties and found the Oyster
Cabin, formerly an old oyster
processing plant. "fit their
vision," according to Tract.
After much renovation that Tract
and Randy did themselves, they
are ready to open TH11 F FUN KY
OYSTER SIIACK. (named by
Chns Timm, Randy's son). on
April 24th at 4 p. m Regular
hours will b I a.m to 10 p in ,
Wednesday through Sunday
The restaurant is at 203
Tallahassee St.. 2 blocks north of
Hwy 98. and is now accepting
employment applications.
When you enter this estab-

Owners Randy Timm and Traci Justice.

lushment, you will see why the
name tits. A menagerie of odds
and ends, from artwork to crab
traps, decorate the restaurant
that seats 150 + And speaking
of seats, you will rarely find two
that are the same You will be
greeted by a funky figure that
Tract used her talents on, deck-
ing him out in funky style, who
will tb named through a drawing
that the two will encourage their
patrons to participate in T'hev
will also accept artwork on con.
signmentl another \vtnue for our
talented local artists to displ.iv
their line (or funky)- works
Thev plan on hosting regular,
events such as ratese" for sp
cific charities iand to help indi
viduals in need. crawfish ils onil
weekends, hermit crab races.
football parties, and Poker Runs
They will be involved with
fishing tournaments. offer pri-
vate parties a venue in their
restaurant; catenng services. and
they have a booth at this year's

Riverfront Festival, in Carra-
belle Tract and Randy want to
create different events such as a
crawlish festival, and are open to
ideas from the public, on ways
"we can help the community and
the people in it "
The menu boasts items such
as alligator, crawfish; slugs in
garlic butter: Boudm. a Cajun
dish from I.ouisiana that
includes sausage; spicy shrimp.
garlic blue crabs by the bucket.
saladss. soups and world famous
gulmbo According to Randv.
"W'e want it nild for everyone
but will supei charge it. for those
who want it Tr.ici says. "we
boil. steam. bake. smoke and
broil are tasty faIe. .and the aver-
age menu item is only SS-SQ "
Dnnk specials will be avail-
able from their full bar service
nightly and at Happy Hour
They also have WIFI for
patrons who want to bnng their

* 6 p.m.: American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Vrooman Park in
Eastpoint, and concluding Saturday April 19 at noon. For information,
call Bill Cook at 323-0162, Judy Cook at 323-0360, Andrew
Rutherford at, 960.5859 (Panama City ACS), or e-mail billandjudy-
cook(', or Andrew Rutherford@cancer,org,
* 8 p.m.: Panhandle Players presents "A Second Time Around," at the
Dixie Theatre. Call 670-8261 for ticket information.
S3 p.m.: Panhandle Players presents "A Second Time Around," at te
Dixie Theatre. Call 670-8261 for ticket information.
* 9:30-11 a.m.: Rep. Allen Boyd's staff holds office hours at Carrabelle
City Hall to answer the public s questions.
S1:30- 3 p.m.: Rep. Allen Boyd's staff holds office ours at the
Franklin ty Courtoue Commission Room inApalacficola to
answer thepublic'squestions.
* 10 a.i. to 6 p.m.: Carrabelle Rivrfont Festival on Marine lreet
Free. For information call 697-2585.
* Apalamcola Antique ad Classic Boat Sow: Veterans Pax. For
more information ca 653-9419.
* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Carbelle Riverfrot Festival on Marine Street.
Free. orinfor nation all 697-2585.
*9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m., anin County SherifOffice's Kids and
Cops Day at therear of the Sheriffs Offie on US. Highway 65, --
* 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Franklin County Sheriffs Office's Kids and
Cops Day at the rear of the Sheriffs Ofice on US. Highway 65.
SNoo Franklin Cun Advisory Council for Big Bed Hospice
meeting at The Grill in Apalachicola.

I," Question #152: True or False
... Imagine that you built two
Spaceships on Earth. One is
heavier. The heavier spaceship
will use more fuel to slow down
when traveling in space.



P.O. Drawer 708 Carrabelle, FL

Ruby J. Litton, Broker
Dale Millender, Realtor Associate


Golf Course: Prestigious lot on the 9th
tee, comer lot, reduced to $299,000

* 5+ Acres, zoned homes only, Highway 67, $205,000 OR will split 2.5
each, highway front parcel, $150,000/back $75,000.
* Beach lot in private area, 50'x100', $895,000.
* *44 acre parcels in Pine Coast Plantation, $225,000.
* *8 acres Riverbend Plantation, approximately 500' Crooked River,
* *Bayfront lot, 50'x162', $324,500.
* Weekend Retreat, close to bay, 2BR/1BA Cottage, $118,200.


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April 18, 2008 Page 7

Peter F. Crowell, CFP, Presents

Weekly economic update for
the week of April 14, 2008
Quote of the week
"We are what we repeatedly do." -Aristotle
Lowest CSI since 1982
The preliminary April reading on the Reuters/University of
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index: 63.2. You have to go back to
the days of 11% unemployment to find such consumer pessimism. In

&w^ c UfM^z
Sponsored by
Peter F Crowell, CFP

Housing help coming?

related news, the Labor Department
noted Friday that the year-over-year cost
of imported goods had risen 14.8% in
Oil, gold, gas prices rise
As retail gasoline prices hit a record
national average of $3.365 a gallon
Friday, oil ended the week at $110.14 a
barrel on the New York Mercantile
Exchange, down from a record $112.21
per barrel on Wednesday. Meanwhile,
gold gained $13.80 last week to end
Friday at $927.00 per ounce on the

Thursday, the Senate passed a $15 billion package (which
President Bush is expected to sign) that would offer tax breaks to
builders and homeowners, $100 million to mortgage counseling pro-
grams, and $4 billion in grants to enable purchase and rehabbing of
foreclosed property. House Financial Services Commnttee Chairman
Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is proposing a bill to expand the role of the
Federal Housing Administration, which could allow the FHA to
secure up to $300 billion in refinanced subprime loans if involved
lenders agree to reduce unpaid principal.
Placid week...until Friday
Stocks took a big dip when General Electric reported a 6% drop
in profits Friday. The Dow sank nearly 257 points on the day after
four comparatively flat trading days.5 The S&P 500 lost 2.7% on the
% Change Y-T-D 1-Year 5-Year Avg
DJIA -7.08 -1.29 +10.05
NASDAQ -13.65 -7.38 +13.71
S&P 500 -9.23 -7.96 +10.70
(Source USATodaycom. CNNMoneycom. 4/I1/08)Ol ndices cannot be
invested ito ducctly
Riddle of the week
If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight
as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now? See nar
week's Update for the answer
Last week's riddle
A shop sells apples for $1 each. Each apple comes wrapped in a
special wrapper. You can trade 3 wrappers for I apple. If you have
$15, what is the maximum number of apples you can buy? Ansmer. 22
The obvious answer would seem to be IS apples. But you can trade tte ,wp-
pers to get 5 more apples. Trade again and you'll hatv I more appe and 2 left-
over wppers. Then trade the remaining wrappers to get I more apple for a
total of 22.
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Franklin County property owner To contact him, e-mail, or mail to PO Box 590; Eastpoinr. FL 32328.
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This Week's Answer

Cogno's Corner
Answer to question #152 is: True.
Every object requires energy to make it change speeds
because of a natural resistance to motion called "inertia."
This is why a pitcher can throw a softball faster than a
shot-putter can throw a heavier shot put. In space, away
from most gravity, slowing down requires as much energy
as speeding up. A more massive spaceship will always
require more energy to slow down than a less massive one.

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6. Fretted fiddle
10. London lockup
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16. Forearm bone
17. Like much mail
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36. H.S. science
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42. Big ATM maker
43. Wilderness walk
44. Say Boo" to
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52. Three-piece suit
54. Lamebrain
57. Uke many
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Crossword Puzzle Answer on Page 13

Kids & Cops
Day will be
May 9th
The Franklin County Sher-
iff's Office's "KIDS & COPS
Day" is just around the corer.
The 4th Annual Event will
be held on Friday. May 9. from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will
he at its usual location at the rear
of the Sheriff's Office on U.S.
Highway 65. All Kids are invit-
ed to come out and enjoy the
large display of law enforcement
agencies, vehicles, and safety
booths. The purpose of the event
is to familiarize our county's
youth with the various types of
law enforcement and how they
work together. The money used
to host the event is raised
through community projects and
donations to the Sheriff's Youth


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The Franklin Chronicle

22 reasons

the fish

aren't biting

You should'a been here yes-
That's the cry all of us who
fish have heard at one time or
another. The other day was a
prime example. Fishing buddy
John Inzetta told me he got a
limit of keeper specks in the area
behind the church just east of the
SGI bridge on the SGI bay side.
He caught the fish on a Mirro-
Lure, mullet color, and said he
caught and released fish on every
So of course your intrepid
reporter went out the next day ,
at the same time. Even called
John on the phone to make sure
I was in the right place. I was. I
hooked a nice keeper on the first
cast. It's blitz time! I thought.
Well, two hours and about 200
casts later that fish was still alone
in the cooler. "Go figure," you
say to yourself. So here are some
reasons for not catching fish,
gathered over a lifetime of
1. Water is too cold
2. Water is too warm
3. Too windy
4. Too calm
5. Tide not running fast
6. Tide running too hard
7. Water is way muddy
8. Water is overly clear and
fish can see your line and get
9.No bait fish in the water
10. Tons of bait in the water
so fish won't hit your lure/bait
because they're busy eating free
11. Moon is in the wrong
phase ( too full, too high, too
new, etc.)
12. Fish quit biting in the
heat of the day
13. Other fishermen are on
your spot
14. Someone brought a
banana on your boat
15. Wrong lure or bait
16. Improper presentation of
bait or lure
17. Drop in barometric pres-
18. Rise in barometer
19. More rain than usual
20. Drought
21. Other fishermen have
cleaned the spot out
22. Monthly A&N train
going across the trestle while you
are fishing there.
After looking at this list it
makes one wonder how you can
ever catch a fish! That's why we
all rely on a myriad of resources
to try for a successful catch. One,
to someone with a nice catch, is
the old "Where did you catch
those?" getting the always witty
reply "in the water". "How did
you catch 'em?" answered by the
successful angler putting a finger
in his lip in imitation of a hook
in the fish's mouth.
Seriously, there are other
real ways to find hungry fish,
such as tide charts, Solunar
tables, looking for birds working
over bait, and getting good, reli-
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point. But there is no substitute
for putting time in on the water.
Over the years you get to know a
number of places where you
have caught fish when condi-
tions were right. Many dedicated -
piscatorial gladiators keep a writ-
ten log of where and when, tide. .'. ,
wind, temperature conditions,
and other details for each tnp.
This can help but there as no
guarantee that the quarry will -
follow the -snpl It's a real thnll
when they do, but when they
don't either try something new
or call it a day. After a few less
than stellar trps, my respect for
professional guides soars. These
folks have to produce every time
out or business will suffer
Often you can just enjoy a '. .
trip even though fishing as tough.
If you are surf fishing there is the
beauty of the beach and the
birds. A heron may come and .
join you. Passers-by usually like '
to chat and ask about the fishing .'. -
or simply pass the time of day. In
the rivers and the bays there are
exciting things to see and hear.
Ospreys nesting and fishing; a
bald eagle soanng or perched
majestically on a high tree
branch; an occasional alligator
to watch. And if you're lucky
you may spy a sturgeon or tar- .p ;
pon leaping out of the water.-
You will frequently encounter .;
bottle-nosed dolphin feeding on
mullet. In summer bull sharks
are often present near the
mouths of the East, St. Marks,
and Little St. Marks Rivers.
Whenever you're on or near the "
water savor what's around you, ,
observe and mentally note what
you see and you will have mem-
ories for life.
According to the Solunar
tables, major feed time for
Friday, April 18, is 10:45 a.m.,
April 19 is 11:24 a.m. It's worth
a try to use these as guides. They
have often been pretty accurate.
The bite may last for one half to
one and a half hours on either ..
side of the major time.
Good fishing and tight lines! _09 -

Jeff lardi, a retired attorney and A.. .' '"
lifetimefishernan, resides happily in tketsanduin t
Eastpoint. Surrounded by some of ". -' -8200 ; W/.o, 1-
the best angling waters anywhere, he ,
takes full advantage by writing this ,. ecial arranement
column for The Chronicle and
doing Shorelines, a Forgotten Coast
TVprogram, requiring him to fish as
often as he can. When not fishing,
he's talking about fishing.

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April 18, 2008 Page 9

Art project unifies stu
Chronicle Correspondent

They got their Sky Sight on!
On Thursday, April 10,
1,200 students of the Franklin
County Schools came together
for the first time to do a project
as a unified whole. Children
from kindergarten to 12th grade
came together on the athletic
field of the new consolidated
school in Eastpoint to create a
giant sky art picture of the new
Franklin County School mascot,
the Skyhawk.
The project was sponsored
by Franklin County Schools,
The ABC School, and Apalachi-
cola Riverkeeper and directed by
Daniel Dancer, Oregon concep-
tual artist. Art in the Sky is
intended not only to inspire artis-
tic creativity but also to be an all-
around educational experience
for the students and teachers. Art
for the Sky teaches about cooper-
ation, closeness with nature, and
pride in community and work-
manship. Dancer says, "Each
fleeting image (is) a metaphor
about the power of collabora-
tion, the importance of awaken-

Students take to the field on Thursday.

ing our "skysight," the beauty of
impermanence, and our inter-
connection to all life." He sets
forth Six Teachings: 1. Intention:
The starting point; formulating
what we want to create. 2. Sky-
sight: learning to see the whole.
3. Collaboration: giving all par-
ticipants the opportunity to suc-
ceed together as one. 4.
Impermanence: nothing lasts;
everything is changing, and we
must appreciate each moment as
precious. 5. Gratitude: the expe-
rience of being the art, and then
releasing it as a eift from hun-

Andy Smith introduces Dancer at an assembly.

"Steps to Unlimited
"Whoever wants to souarfihrl on the unlimitnl pathuy cof
possibilities must first take stps"
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
The First Graduating Class from the new consolidated Franklin
County Schools will be the "Seahawk Seniors 2008" We are honored.
thankful and proud to be part of this community and school. We
would like to team up with you to help make our graduating year the
most memorable. We have thought hard and long to come up with a
fundraiser that truly brings us all together as a community and recog-
nizes you as a donor.
Leave Your Mark! In appreciation to our community and your sup-
port, we are offering the first "Steps to unlimited possibility stepping
stones that will pavethe pathways along the new school These step-
ping stones will represent a pathway to a successful education experi-
ence. Each stone you purchase will be placed on the school grounds
for each generation of students to see and be proud that their commu-
nity is supporting them each step of their way.
1. Each stone will be personally engraved with your message to make
it unique to each donor, as seen abve. Engravement: up to 2 Lines
with 16 letters each line.
2. Stones are approximately 12" round in diameter and I" thickness
with smooth edges made of genuine slate stone. A naturally textured
top surface will give each stone depth and beauty.
3. Each stepping stone will be $100 and you may purchase as many
stones as you would like, each having a unique personalized message.
Each stones will be displayed at the new school. You may purchase
additional stones for your private garden to show your expanded
school spirit.
Phone Number:
Personal Engravement:

Stones Purchased: Check Enclosed $:_
MAKE AND MAIL CHECK TO: Project Graduation 2008
(All donations are tax deductible). 661 U.S. Hwy. 98, Eastpoint,
FL 32328.
Thank you very much for teaming with the Seahawk Seniors 2008 in creating a
stronger sense of community, history and in being part of this new and exciting
educational fundraising. All the proceeds will be used as a scholarship to ALL
2008 GRADUATING SENIORS who attend project graduation 2008, For
Questions please contact: (850) 323-0380

dreds of hearts, hononng all the
blessings of life on Earth. 6.
Interconnection: the realization
that we are a very small part of
something immense and beauti-
ful, everyone is of equal impor-
tance, and we are all connected
as one.
In the assemblies at which
he explained Art in the Sky to all
the students in Franklin County
schools, Dancer stressed our
connection to nature, talking
about global warming, a celebra-
tion of water and the need for us
to see our world as a whole
rather than separate, exclusive
pars. He added a second pledge
to the pledge to the flag when he
taught: "I pledge allegiance to
the Farth; and the wild web of
life upon it, one planet, in our irreplaceable: with peace
rcctdonm and w.autvy Ilo all." A
singer and guitarist. .is well .is .
conceptual artist. Dancer ended
the a.ssmblics with songs, stress-
ing his final song. "Wings to
Fly." his own composition.
which says. "I just close my eyes,
and go up where the eagles glide.
where you can't hide a lie; no

matter how you try." If you want
to hear the song, it's download-
able from I-tunes. Search for
Daniel Dancer and Skysight.
Was the project a success?
Let the participants themselves
tell you:
"We enjoyed making the
Seahawk." "It was good to repre-
sent our school." "This is a great
way to show school spirit," com-
mented several West Campus
students. A West campus teacher
said, "My kindergarten kids
enjoyed it." Andrea O'Neal,
Celia Granger, Deiara Prince,
Rose Creamer, and Naikycia
Fedd, seniors at East Campus,
had many positive things to say
about the experience. They
showed their pride in the project
when they said, "We are going to
be remembered. This is the first
time we have all come together."
Naikycia, however, did say that
while they were setting up and
posing, "I kept getting hungry."
At Friday's showing and
concert, Andy Smith, Director of
the Apalachicola Riverkeeper,
called the project "a pretty amaz-
ing event" and expressed the
thought of many participants
when he said, "If we don't take
care of what we have, how can
we expect others to take care of
the world?"
Last week the students of
two communities came together
and learned the great satisfaction
of teing .able to create something
fine together. The lessons
learned from this project will
stay with most of them for their
entire lives. The Panthers have
been placed on the shelf of histo-
ry and the Sharks have found a
place on the facing shelf. The
SEAHAWKS are here to stay!

NAw4 fm FWC

Enforcement Action
On April 7, Officers Travis
Huckeba and Don Walker
boarded a vessel returning to
Apalachicola from a day of reef
fishing. Upon performing a ves-
sel safety and fisheries inspec-
tion, the two officers found the
occupants of the vessel to be in
possession of red snapper during
the closed season and undersized
red snapper. Four misdemeanor
citations were issued to the occu-
pants of the vessel for the snap-
per violations and one infraction
citation was issued for a safety
equipment violation.The eight
red snapper were seized.
In the early morning hours of
April 8, Officers Don Walker
and Travis Huckeba executed a
vessel inspection on a vessel
returning from a night of mullet
fishing. Several hours of
patience paid off for the officers
as they found the three fisher-
men in possession of a
gill/entangling net and over 600
pounds of mullet. The nets and
fish were seized and 12 misde-
meanor citations were issued to
the fishermen.
Snapper season to reopen
The recreational red snapper
fishing season in Florida waters
in the Gulf of Mexico reopens
on April 15 and will remain open
until Nov. 1. Florida waters
extend nine nautical miles from
shore in the Gulf. While
Florida's Gulf red snapper sea-
son is opening as usual this year,
there have been some recent, sig-
nificant changes to Gulf red
snapper regulations.
The red snapper bag limit
for sport anglers in the Gulf has
been lowered from four fish daily
per person to two fish per person,
and the captain and crew of for-
hire vessels in the Gulf may not
keep the recreational bag limit.
In addition, the recreational red
snapper fishing season in Gulf
federal waters has changed and
will now open on June 1 and
close on Aug. 5. Gulf federal.
waters extend well offshore
beyond state waters. The mini-
mum harvest size for recreation-
al red snapper in the Gulf
remains unchanged at 16 inches
total length.
Mullet changes
FWC has proposed a draft
rule that would allow commer-
cial fishers to harvest striped or
black mullet on weekends. A
final public hearing on this rule
proposal will take place during
the June 11-12 FWC meeting in
Dania Beach. The commercial
harvest of mullet has been pro-
hibited on weekends during cer-
tain months of the year since
1989 to help protect mullet when
they spawn. A recent FWC
stock assessment indicates that
mullet populations are now
healthy enough statewide to safe-
ly sustain commercial mullet
harvesting on weekends.

Living Tree Donation Program
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
Thank you in advance for taking an interest in our children. This let-
ter comes from the parents of the first Consolidated School 2008
Graduating Class of Franklin County.
This project is a first, for Franklin County Schools and for our com-
munity You will be the first to be part of this great "Living Tree
Donation Program" When you purchase a tree from the Living
Tree Donation Program, you will be helping a graduating senior
expand their possibilities Many students might not have the
resources to further their education, but with your help they can
achieve avenues they thought would not be possible. The proceeds
from this program will be used as follows: Project Graduation 2008
and to beautify our new Franklin County School Campus.
Project Graduation has been a very successful program in Franklin
County Immediately after graduation, all seniors return to the
school gym, where they will stay until the next morning. We call it
Lockdown. dunng that time, we have safe and entertaining activi-
ties for them that will last all night until the next morning. These
activities will also include educational information regarding col-
lege and how to manage their money and time well. All who attend
will be awarded equal amounts of the Project Graduation 2008
Scholarship Fund that comes directly from the Living Tree
Donation Fundraiser.
This program not only helps the graduating students, you will also
be beautifying our new "Franklin County School Campus" all the
trees purchased will be planted on the school grounds hfr all to see
for future years to come. As an appreciation to your donations, we
will be placing your name on the beautiful Donor Tree Wall for all
who enter the Franklin County School Campus to sec. Your dona-
tion will always be known an appreciated.

TREES PURCHASED & PLANTED (All trees are native to
our area): Palms/Chase Tree/Southern Magnolia/Live Oak.
DONATION (You may donate as many trees as you would
like): $150 per tree.
Your Name:
Phone Number:
How many trees will you be donating:
MAKE AND MAIL CHECK TO: Project Graduation 2008
(All donations arc tax deductible). Questions: (850) 323-0380.
661 U.S. Hwy. 98, Eastpoint, FL 32328.


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ESTATE SALE: 22-8 West Pine St Lanark
Village. 9 a in until ', April 19-20
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom/1 bath on Sopchop
py River, large screen poich. 7 ceiling fans.
woods. water, wildlife. nice place. S8S0 per
month. 962-2849
Florida Regional Housing Authority is accept-
ing applications for 1, 2. 3 and 4 bedroom
apartments in Carrahellc Rent is based on
income. For more information, call. (850) 263-
5302 or 5307. Equal Housing Opportunity
FOR SALE: Classic Glohe slicing machine, in
working order, very heavy. $100 Call 670-
FOR SALE: Refrigerator/Freezer Frigidaire
Elite, 18.5 cubic feet, $85 OBO! 850-697-9053
FOR SALE: 2003 750 Honda Shadow, cherry
red, immaculate shape, chrome and leather,
less than 8,000 miles, $3,800, 643-3207.
JOBS: Homemaker and companion (CNA &
Nursing Aides) needed in Franklin County.
For more information call Allied Care(a 850-
FOR SALE OR RENT: Lanark Village town-

house for sale or rent End unit. all new inten-
or, fully furnished with antiques Rent $595
monthly or buv now Reduced from $135.900
to $89.900" 653-3838
FOR SALEF: (arrabelle 5 city lots reduced
from $80.() to $65,.I000) .53 3838
FOR RENT: I 1bdtoom/1 bath, historic
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mcni. with haionv fac ing Market Street $7'1
a month All aippiliantces :ist. last, plus secu-
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pretty. but good transportation A/C works,
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on Crooked River, $350,000. Call for details.
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home $850/month, 6/12 month lease, fur-
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The Franklin Chronicle

SHIP accepting housing

assistance applications

The Franklin County Board
of County Commissioners thro-
ugh the State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) Program is
currently accepting applications
for the Emergency Repair
To submit an application
You must N()T have had
,tssist,tlace Itloll tlhe SIHIP
'logiam in I the last 5 years.
You must own and occupy
the home.
You must meet SHIP
Program eligibility guidelines.
The SHIP Program does
not work on mobile homes.
Also, the program is current-
ly accepting applications for the
Down Payment Assistance
Program. To submit an applica-

This photo from the Florida Photographic Archives shows boaters at a landing on the
Apalachicola River in July, 1959 in Eufala, Ala. We're publishing it this week as a reminder
of the 10th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show Saturday, April 26.

Apalachicola Antique Boat Show

will highlight maritime history

Apalachicola will host the
10th Annual Apalachicola Anti-
que & Classic Boat Show Satur-
day, April 26, 10 am.- 4 p.m.
Antique boats, examples of
classic and traditional vessels,
workboats, and fiberglass and
aluminum classics will all be on
display. This festival emphasizes
the mantime history of the pic-
turesque coastal town. Special
highlights include authentic oys-
ter boats, workboats. home-built
boats by skilled craftsmen,
antique outboard engines, plus
antique automobiles and art

The Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve will
have displays on the Apalacht-
cola River arid its lora and
fauna, plus the l)cpatment of
State. I)Divsion of Underwater
Archaeology will haw. a booth
with information on area under-
water wrecks and sites Senior
archaeologist and researcher
Kevin Porter will he on hand to
give presentations on the 50 foot
pack canoe discovered tn the
Apalachicola River last year
Built circa mid 1800s. this tow

bolt is believed to have warned
trade goods up and down the

At p m there will be a
ctaua.l dinnict a the new
AplUdchieoLt Ma.ntime Museum
Naturalist .nd meantime history
buff hibby Conrad will give .a
lcture on the maninme history
of the Ap.alachicola River
Reservatons required for dinner
and evening lecture For infor-
mation. call (850) 653-9419 or
mail infofa apalachicolabay org

Get set for the Riverfront Festival

in Carrabelle next weekend

The 18th Annual Carrabelle
Riverfront Festival will be held
on Marine Street along the beau-
tiful Carrabelle Rivcrwalk on
April 26th and 27th.
Featured this year will be an
expanded children's area. high-
lighted by the magic of COO
COO the Clown, the exotics of
the Big Bend Bird Club. the FSU
Lab "touch tank," a "pirate's
treasure hunt," a professional
sand sculpture and children's
Special for Saturday only are
return appearances of the Pet
Parade and the Fishy Fashion
Show where maritime models
show off outrageous nautical-
themed outfits made from found
and recycled materials. Also
anticipated is the debut of the
"world's smallest circus train,"
and teens will enjoy the "world's
tallest pinball machine."
Entertainment will include the
Alabama Blues Brothers, as well

as local band Locomotive Arts.
crafts, food and environmental
booths complete this plans
Here are details of what is
planned for the free event.
BROTHERS: Performing for the
10th year as the only real broth-
crs playing as the Blues Brothers.
Jake and F'lwood. this fast-paced
musical tribute is a show for all
ages. The world-renown Alaba-
ma Blues Brothers are on "a mis-
sion of fun" and will bring just
that to the Carrabclle Riverfront
pavilion Saturday afternoon for
two performances at I and again
at 5.
sand sculptor Mark Flynn brings
his award-winning artistic talent
to Carrabclle for the first time.
Using a huge block of wet sand,
he will create a unique sand
sculpture based on our riverfront
theme. Even the festival direc-
tors will be surprised at his pres-

Also new this year will be the
first annual kayak race at 10:a.m.
on Sunday, followed by a "create
and float your own vessel
parade" at 2 p m.. all taking
place on the Carrabclle River.
Further information on these
events can be obtained from
(ave at 850-510-6710.
VENDORS: In addition to
arts and crafts, food booths will
feature the local seafood, as well
as ethnic offerings and tradition-
al "fair foods." Service orgam-
zations' booths will round out
the menu.
The event is sponsored in
part by the Franklin County
Tourist Development Council
and the Carrabellc Chamber of
Commerce. For more informa-
tion, call the Chamber at 850-
697-2585 or check out their web-

You must NOT have had
assistance from the SHIP
Program in the last 5 years.
You must NOT have
owned a home in the last 3 years.
You must be pre-approved
from a qualified lender.
You must meet SHIP
Program eligibility requirements.
The SHIP Program does
not provide assistance to pur-
chase mobile homes.
The deadline for submitting
your application is April 30th.
For more information, con-
tact Lori Switzer at 850-653-
8199 or come by the office at 78
11th Street in Apalachicola
between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Monday through Thursday or by

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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
.'.., ___ at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing. storage and cost The vehiclee will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of pnor liens Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
S 2" c' plus storage charges occunng at the rate of S 22 00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien
of thc licnor. that subshction (4l of Flonda Statute 713 7.
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the vehl Ic d ltncbed halnuc uA ll be mold at public auction
at 2(1I IIutim FRd. 1 atptmni. H I-rom the prcc dt, will first be paid all tow-
ang and ,scagc thaigt plu all cosit including coit fw this, ale. Any excess will be
deposl'id ihththe C(lek of the Circuit Court You and each of you are urged to make
satlfac c'ry anangenmnts to pa all charges and take possession of the said vehicle.
In ouder to orain a rrlecas of the vehicle you must present personal indenufication.
dinner license and PR(K)O O0 OWNI-RSIIIP (titlc. registration. etc ) at the address
hbclc, and pa' the chasgcs
P.O. Bos 971. Eastpoint. FL. 3328. (RS) 670-8219

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April 18, 2008 Page 13

Philaco hears presentation on health care

Members also

discuss hospital

volunteer group
Charlotte Williams, new
Director of the Radiology
Department at George E.
Weems Hospital, was introduced
to more than 30 members of the
Philaco Women's Group during
a luncheon meeting skillfully
catered by Cheryl Creek's
Carrabelle High School Culinary
Class on March 20 at St. George
Island United Methodist Church,
"1 love the people and this
hospital," Williams said as she
told of moving to Apalachicola
from New Jersey, where she
received her mammography
training. The first mammogra-
phy machine for Franklin
County is scheduled to be deliv-
ered to Weems hospital later this
year. Two technicians are cur-
rently in training to help deliver
the much-needed local service.
It was revealed that more
than 49% of breast cancers dis-

Covenant Word Christian
Pastors David & Harolyn
158 12th St.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Children's Church (2 and up)
First Pentecostal Holiness
Revs. Emory and Susan Roach
379 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship. 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Living Waters Assembly of
Pastor (Rev.) Lois Long
1580 Bluff Road
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.
nursery provided
Trinity Episcopal Church
Highway 98 & 6th Street
Sunday Worship, 8& 10:30 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Father Roger Latosynski




Highway 98 & 6th Street
EST. 1836
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10:30 A.M.

covered among Franklin County
women have already spread
beyond the original location of
the cancer cells. Local mam-
mography services will make it
easier for Franklin County resi-
dents to sign up for the impor-
tant diagnostic test, and if cancer
is suspected or found, treatment
can be initiated sooner.
Elaine Koslowsky, a Philaco
member, told of the tForgotten
Coast Classics project organized
to benefit local breast cancer
services. "We are soliciting
financial sponsors for the
Calendar printing of more than a
dozen beautifully artistic pictures
of local women, taken by pho-
tographer/artist Sue Bull of
Cape San Bias and Atlanta "
The Calendar idea is based
on the British film "The
Calendar Girls," but funds
raised here will provide local
education about breast cancer,
future transportation for
Franklin County women to
mammography testing at Weems
and enhanced mammography
facilties and services there.

27 6th Street
Sunday Mass, 10
no nursery
First Assembly of God
Rev Gwinell & David Wils
267 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship 11
no nursery
Carrabelle Christian Centi
Donald B Carroll, Sr. Mini
142 River Road
Sunday Worship. 10 am
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of
Mark Mercer, Pastor
206 SE Ave. A
Sunday Worship. 10:55 a.m
nursery provided
Sacred Heart of Jesus Pari
Catholic Church
Father Joseph Ssemakula
2653 Hwy. 98, Lanark Villa

"In fact, you might recog-
nize one of our Classic Calendar
Girls as the first (1952)
Apalachicola Seafood Queen,"
Koslowsky advised the audience.
The Franklin Needs, Inc.
group is a registered 501 ( c) (3)
non profit organization and
donations are tax-deductible.
She explained that the original
English group began their fund-
raising to buy a comfortable
couch for the hospital's
Emergency Room in their own
community. It is hoped that
Franklin County hunds raised
will help to allow upgrading of
the niannmography machine to a
digital style technology, in addi-
tion to providing the community
calendar and breast cancer
A bnef report on the New
Beginnings volunteer group at
Weems was given by group
chair, Mel Kelly of Carrabelle.
"Volunteer programs, such as the
former "Pink Ladies" group, are
being considered for renewal,"
said Kelly "Philaco was largely
instrumental in the success of

Sunday Mass. 10 a.m.
a.m. no nursery

on Etpoint Church of God
Pastor Casey Smith
379 Avenue F
a m Sunday Worship. 11 a m and 6
p m
nursery provided
er United Baptist Church
ster Pastor Bobby Shiver
Bnan St. and C.C. Land Road
670-5481 or 670-8451
Sunday School. 10 a.m.
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of
Ochlockonee Bay
Rev. James 0. Chunn Sr.
366 Coastal Highway
sh Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Panacea Congregational

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that group some years ago, and
the New Beginnings volunteers
are interested in rekindling such
community service opportunities
for the benefit of our local hospi-
tal patients.
"A formal chaplaincy pro-
gram outline is also being draft-
ed as part of this new effort,"
said Kelly.
Philaco club business
included a new time limit placed
on use of the club's scholarship
awards, a review of the domestic
violence program meeting
attended by club officers and
announcement of the group's
participation in the Relay For
life cancer walk to be held April
18th and 19th in Eastpoint at the
2007 location behind the
Firehouse. Tour of Homes vol-
unteers were solicited by mem-
ber Dee McClain.
A silent auction of more
than 12 specialty items conclud-
ed the luncheon meeting, with
raffle ticket funds being divided
between the Relay for Life effort
and the club's own fundraising

Holiness Church
Rev. Ronnie Metcalf
1127 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
no nursery
St. George Island
First Baptist Church of SGI
501 Ei Bayshore Drve
(on the bay)
Pastor Mike Whaley
Sunday Worship Ii a.m.
nursery provided
Children's Worship 11 a.m.
SGI United Methodist
201 E. Gulf Beach Drve
Pastor Themo Patnotis
Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.
nursery provided
Having your main urch service
listed is fre. To be induded, submit
infonnation by e-mail to
info(dfianklinchronlde. net or by
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United Methodist Church


201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on the Island
Phone: 927-2088 Website:
Pastor: Themo Patriotis Dir. of Creative Ministries: Dusty Turner


Questions & Answers
About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk:
What makes those so-called
"new urbanism" housing devel-
opments popping up around the
U.S. more environmentally
friendly than regular old subur-
ban neighborhoods?
-Rusty Spinoza, Galveston,
The husband-and-wife team
of town planners Andres Duany
and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are
typically credited as the founders
of new urbanism, a style of com-
munity design that embraces
mixed use (commercial and resi-
dential) development in pedestri-
an-friendly and green space-rich
neighborhoods-much like the
old neighborhoods many baby-
boomers remember before subur-
ban sprawl made us all slaves to
our cars.
Duany and Plater-Zyberk
formulated their new urbanism
principles while living in one of
the Victorian neighborhoods of
New Haven, Connecticut while
they attended graduate school in
architecture at Yale. Their neigh-
borhood included corer shops,
front porches and a variety of
attractive and well-designed
housing and commercial struc-
tures-planting the seed of an
idea that has now swept the U.S.
and beyond.
The prototypical new urban-
ist community is Florida's
Seaside, which Duany and
Plater-Zyberk began designing in
1979 for the 80-acre coastal par-
cel's developer, Robert S. Davis.
Their plan took the best elements
of a handful of graceful southern
cities like Key West, Charleston
and Savannah to create a com-
munity based on the tried-and-
true concept of walkable, self-
contained neighborhoods. Be-
sides 300 homes, Seaside con-
tains a school, a town hall, an
open-air market, a tennis dub, a
tented amphitheater and a post
office-everything anyone could
ever need in a town, and all with-
in a five minute walk.
According to the non-profit
Smart Communities Network,
Seaside works as a community
because of its design:
"Mandatory porches are set
close enough to walkways to
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Adoption from Page 1
application in May of 2005 and
got the paperwork started, what
they call the "Paper Chase" and
also a "Paper Pregnancy." This
involved doing a home study, law
enforcement background checks,
references, gathering personal
information and medical exams.
It took from May of 2005 until
October of 2005 to gather and
complete all of the required
paperwork for the dossier. The
adoption agency assigned a fam-
ily coordinator to their family
and she worked with them all the
way through.
Renee said, "We had an
excellent adoption agency! Once
our dossier was completed it was
sent to China and we were given
a log-in date once it was booked
in to the adoption affairs in
China. Our log-in date was Nov-
ember 1t, 2005, which should
have meant we would be getting
our referral sometime in May
2006. A referral is the actual pic-
ture and information about your
child. (They match you with a
child in China, you don't choose
one yourself.) Shortly after we
were logged in to Chinai the wait
time turned in to a year, which
meant we would be waiting until
the next November or so. Then
a year became 2 years and we
ended up waiting 2 years and 3
months for our referral. We got
the referral in August of 2007."
Their daughter was IS
months old at that time. They
left for China on September 13.
2007 on an 18-plus hour plane
trip and returned on September
28, 2007. They flew in to Beling
and spent the weekend sightsec-
ing, going to Tienenmcn Square
and the Forbidden City. Summer
Palace and the Great Wall
Renee remembers, "It was a very
unique experience but it definite-
ly made us appreciate our home'
We flew from Beijing to
Changsha on a Monday morn-
ing, September 17, 2007 and had
an appointment at the Adoption
Affairs office at 3 that afternoon
to get our baby girl! There is no
way to describe the feeling of
seeing her for the first time She
cried at first but once they gave
her to me she stopped, until we
got to our hotel room. Theln she
pretty much cried most of the
rest of the time we were there.

which was another 11 days."
She was officially adopted
on September 18, 2007 and the
couple had to promise that they
would love her and never aban-
don her. "That wasn't a problem
at all," Renee said with a fond
A friend of tile Stones men-
tioned that her sister had wanted
to name a girl Piper if she had
one. As soon as Renee heard that
name she knew that would be
their baby's name and Anthony
fell the same way. With the
friend's blessing, the adopted
child was named Pipet llHelie
Stone. The Belze was chosen II
honor of the couple's imotlhts
Betly and Louise, which was
shortened to l come Helize
The new patents did realize
it wasn't going to be eAsy Son their
new baby girl, though l let hetait
was broken because she had
been taken away from her foster
mother, who she was very
attached to. having been in foster
care all but I month of her life
She had never seen a
Caucasian person or heard
English spoken Renee describes
the transition period, "After she
realized that she was stuck with
us, she didn't want to leave me
and she refused to walk She
wanted to be held the whole
time, which was perfectly fine
with us. We wanted to hold her'
She was happy ending the bus
and being outside Or at least
closer to happy Once we
landed in the United St.ltes she
was considered a 1 S cittien
Rencc is ain ad\tclate ot A.ik
ing the leap to adoption "It an y
one has adoption on their heart
but aren't sure a.but it, we high
l recommend it We can't imag-
ine loving any child any more
than we love Piper I like to siv
she wasn't born from under my
heart. but in it
The Stones are not the only
ones who have fallen in love with
little Piper Their church.
Carrabelle Christian Center.
took up a "love" offering during
the adoption process and prer-
sented them with a check for
almost $7.000 to help with their
travel expenses to bring Piper
home The church family calls
Piper "our" babv from China
She ts truly loved by the church
and her family is grateful for the
outpourng of love by everyone

Lanark party celebrates merger
BY HARRIETT BEACH lively Scottish tunes. 0' Conner (alias Old Doc Erby
Chronicle Correspondent This was followed by the and various other personalities)
A happy crowd of Lanark beautiful a capella singing of had the crowd laughing and
and Carrabelle residents gath- Carrabelle's Jim Phillips who clapping as he changed costumes
Sred Saturday, April 12th, out- moved the audience to both and personalities as the
side of Chillas Hlall in Lanark laughter and tears at the line Medicine Man with his "cure
Village lor an afternoon of un quality of his voice. Just as Old everything elixir". Pauline
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toe tdpplng and hand clapping tf Chillas Hall to dry off Erwin Continued on Page 15

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puppets that had been created by
Jerry Hartnett, a Lanark resident
and world famous puppeteer.
Along the walls of Chillas Hall,
an art exhibit had been set up
that featuring the works of Betty
Roberts, Joan Matey, Joan
Harrison, and Olinka Broadfoot.
Outside of Chillas Hall, Harold
Arnold displayed his very large
and beautifully done wooden
animal carvings.
Not only was the crowd
entertained but they were also
well fed. Bruce Barnes, famous
for his "Barnes Burgers," cooked
up big batches of delicious ham-
burgers and hot dogs with all the
fixing's of baked beans, chips
and drinks followed by lots of
chocolate cake and cookies. No
one went hungry!
This free Lanark/Carrabelle

party was planned as a celebra-
tion of the Lanark/Carrabelle
Water & Sewer Districts' merger
and was sponsored by the
Lanark Concerned Citizens. Dot
Bless and Barbara Lasher of the
Lanark Village Association
along several helpers kept the
dinner plates full inside of
Chillas Hall while Barnes and
his cooking crew manned the
burger grill outside under
umbrellas. The rain definitely
did not dampen this funi
Lanlaik/Carlabelle pa, ty!
Happening at Chillas
The lanark Village Associa-
tion, Inc. owns Chillas li all that
is the site of many lnterCesting
and fun activities that are openly
for anyone iIn Frankhln County to
participate inl The Wandering
Star Quilt Club has been meeting
at Chillas all for the latl 15

years on the third Thursday of
the month at 1 p.m. The quilters
have donated many of their
quilts to various Franklin
County organizations to be raf-
fled olf as fund raisers. For more
information about the quilts of
the club call Carole l.awlor at
697-2329 or Christine Hinton at
Other activities at Chillas
Slall that are open to Franklin
County residents aie; lhidge on
Monday and Fridays al noon,
(ioup exercise 9 It) a.rm.
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday; Covered Dish Dinnme on
the third Sunday of the month at
I p m. (bring a dish and dona-
ilon ) Coltee is served every
morning flom 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Monday through Saturday at the
Hall. On several Saturday nights
the band, Not Quite Ready, plays
at 7 p.m. for dancing at the Hall.

FSU College of Infornationl
recently donated to the Wilder-
ness Coast Libraries hundreds of
young adult and children's books
that had been reviewed fin the
Florida Book Awaids. The
Wilderness Coast then donated
those books to .lellerson, Wakul-
la, and the Franklin County
Public Liblraies. Franklin
County Public libraryy Director
Judi Rundel, has since cataloged
the books, shelved them, and
they are now ready to be checked
out. The selections come from a
wide area of literary themes,
including fantasy, multicultural
issues, family life, and just fun
reading. The library staff and
volunteers at both branches can

help you locate any of theses
new editions.
The Carrabelle and East-
point branches continue to
acquire your favorite bestselling
authors and their books. If you
don't see the book on the shelf or
on display ask a staff member to
put the book on hold and you
will be contacted as soon as it
returns to the library. Another
way to acquire a book that is not
in the library collection is to ask
for an interlibrary loan.
For information about the
library or its programs contact
Carolyn Sparks, Branch Mana-
ger in Carrabelle at 697-2366 or
Judi Rundel, Director, FC Public
Library at 670-8151.

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