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This artist's rendition shows the proposed red brick building on the waterfront that may someday hold the Apalachicola
Maritime Museum. The Franklin County Courthouse in background, as well as Leavins Seafood to the left of the site of the
proposed museum. The paininng h Rusty Amos is on dipl.ay at the museum.

Maritime Museum

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The Apalachicola Maritinme
'.,'UI >n:u has opened and is nmv t.
ing members and volunteers to
support the museum pri'iOC,
It is located in the heart of
the Apalachicola downtown and
waterfront district at 103 \ .irer
Street, next to Lcavins Seafood.
.Alhough the museum open-
ed in a form er %%.,i'1tr,'.:r
seafood plant, there are plans
unIlern.l to demolish the old
facility to build new museum.

I P t\M :,;- of the ne Iw ,'!. l t .Ire
adracdy onslte to vtew. 1 hI
Apalachlicola Maritime Museur.
is tlhe idct and !,i : i> *
loundcr ( .itl O rv n I 'I .... a
native ,ii the area F '>.J. is the
owner % it the '.lOt'ni vessel
Oiu.mrk the ,c lr r ;'c. I of the
museum. tied up at the fti ol
the museum dockk
I 1ti Apalachl.ola Mantlime
Museum has been :.l-ulri.It. to
celchrate the maritime history of
Apalachicola in the form I'I a
maritime 'IuIII.ItTm with active
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opens in
:ctora.itin and cdu.atlionall pro-
grams. Ih 11iA\11 I ll pI) ,'ic a
vision into e rich history ,I the

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Itmuseum winiuss i;trn Mn lon-
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am. to 4 p.m and Sundays
from noon to 4 p.m. Call the
museum at 5Mi.0bl3-25110 for
details o other m .l'. inc ludi:i
muihcrbehip Mi *.:1,l,.'i2' arc
available at $20 for an individual,
and $35 for a family. You can
stop !,> the museum to get your
membership and help ,upport
the j':i'n'lLi You can also flillo \
our mouse clicks to www.
.iiniIil oitrto \ew the *erajll
proiet. track its progress, and
.:ct your membership there.

Colorful characters highlight festival

Chronicle Gwrt',,"...11, '
This year's version of the
Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
was a huge success despite rain
in Tallahassec that :i.n have
lowered attendance somewhat
"It was a lhugr success."
Carrabelle Chamber of Com-
merce Director Suzanne /',',
merman said Mnrili'. "The
crowd was not as huge as we had
hoped for, but there were a lot of
other events going on in the area,
and it did rain in Tallahassee. It
seems that when it rains in
Tallahassee, everyone assumes
it's raining here, too."
Of course, evcronre who
lives in Franklin County knows
that the weather g,,inl are usually
kind to us when the spring rains
come to North lhorida, sprin-
kling us lightly and then traveling
north, often bypassing us alto-
gether, which was the story for
this past weekend, sunny and
warm, with light breezes off the
The festival entrance at the
intersection of Marine Street and
Highway 98 featured some atten-

The "fishy fashion" girls were on display this weekend.

lion-getting attractions- a cre-
ative sand sculpture representing
a sea life scene, a variety of
multi-colored birds offered by
the Big Bend Bird Club, the local
Bov', and Girls Club to entertain
children with painting, face-
painting, and sand-pile activities,
as well as the volunteers from the

Waterfront Opportunities group
who lost no opportunity to gain
more perspective on the commu-
nity view of the future of
Carrabclle's waterfront.
Further down the festival
route on Marine Street, the arts
and crat'l vendors made a vivid
display with Southern scenes

For more plihoio, about last
week's event'., see piage' 3,
17 and 19.

and ubl'cli. in myriad media,
from local artist Penny
Anderson's plcin air watercolors
of Tate's Hell scenes to
Alabama-hased Ionna Peters'
vigorous acrylic canvases of
familiar waterfront scenes, all
balanced 1b Fred Fishers' beauti-
ful rubbings of fish using the
classic Japanese Gyotaku
method. Proticeding on, more
jewelry vendors than ever before
lined the route, ollering cveci-r
thing from beads and coral, sil-
ver and turquoise to Native
American antique trade beads
combined with modern gem-
stones in inti iguing combos. The
Native American goods booths
also offered hand-ciafted knives.
spears and bow-and-arrow sets
featuring deer horns and bones,
hand-knapped blades of flint,

Continued on Page 19

Facility will create
70 new jobs
The new state budget
approved TuC-%day, April 29, for
litual year 2008-2009 includes
$9.56 million for construction of
a 288 bed work camp at the
Franklin Correctional Institu-
When opened, the facility
will hire 70 employees.
Rep. Will S. Kendrick (R-
Carrabelle), who is in his final
term in the Florida House of
Representatives, said that until
the last weeks of the 2008 legisla-
tive session, there was no indica-
tion or intention to have addi-
tional beds constructed at
Franklin Correctional Institute.
Due to the efforts of Rep.
Kendrick, the 288-bed work
camp will now be constructed in
Franklin County. In a year when
budget cuts have taken center
stage in all negotiations for proj-
ects and legislation, this will be a
boost to the local economy.
This appropriation will
result in approximately 70 jobs at
Continued on Page 2



Construction firm fires
t'mplophcC, refunds
more than $130,000
The ompanv building the
new Franklin County K-12
school in F.itpoint has fully
repaid more than $130,000 it dis-
covered was :cerpaid by the
school ss tem
The employee of Peter R.
Brown Construction responsible
for the improper billing has been
fired, according to a statement
released by Superintendent of
School Jo Ann Gander.
About two weeks ago," the
statement said, "PRBD deter-
mined that it had been victim-
ized by an employee who inten-
tion.ill falsified b lling docu-
ments, one of which had the
etlc.i of mlnl.lin charges that
were then billed to the Franklin
County School Board on the
school construction project The
PRBC employee iiolved was
itrminated A further review of
documents proved to PRBC that
records had been lalsified and
the School Board had been over-
charged in one instance. PRBC's
internal audit confirmed an over-
charge to the school board in the
amount of $130.583 52 PRBC
reported this incident to the
Franklin County School District
and immediately repaid the uill
overcharge amount to the
school district on April 11, 2008
"The matter has been report-
ed to the State Attorney's Office,
which is reviewing the matter to
determine what, if .mn. further
action may be taken.,..The
school district's architect of
record, as owner's representative,
has retained a forensic auditor
for a complete review. PRBC has
agreed to reimburse the school
district for any extra costs and
expenses incurred by the district
as a result of this matter."
The new school is "on budg-
et" and is scheduled to open in

Page 2 May 2, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

I / ABy Tom
Lough idg

"People say I'm extravagant
because I want to be surrounded
by beauty. But tell me, who
wants to be surrounded by
garbage?" -Inelda Marcos
I don't know; maybe it's us!
In my Feb. 22 column, 1
bewailed the tact that trash and
litter spoils our enjoyment tof the
trip over the Island bridge and
poses a serious danger to birds
and aquatic life. The trash keeps
piling up; nothing changes. We
see the trash on the road and it is
unsightly but what we don't usu-
ally see is the devastation caused
by the trash in the ecosystems of
the world. It keeps adding up!
The litter blows off the bridge
and ends up in the water to do its
deadly thing on birds, turtles and
fish. In the Pacific Ocean, there's
a 10-million-square-mile oval
known as the North Pacific Sub-
tropical Gyre. It's an area that
used to be beautiful, clean ocean
covering an area 37 times the
size of Texas. As reported in Best
Lik Algaazine, a sea traveler
found the following there, "It
began with a line of plastic bags
ghosting the surface, followed by
an ugly tangle of junk..." Best
Life reported that, "It was as
though someone had taken the
pristine landscape of his youth
and swapped it for a landfill."
In another part of the world.
a bird dissected by Iutch
researchers contained I ,03
pieces of plastic More than a
million seabirds, 100.t00()0 arfinc
animals, and who knows how
many fish die teach year fiom cat.
ing this junk or being tapped ill
it and drowning The accomlpa-
nying picture shows what hap-
pened to a sea turtle that had a
plastic ring caught on its bodv
and grew around it Think when
you next see a line of pelicans
gliding gracefully overhead, how
much trash is in their belles, and
what am I going to do about it'
As we worry about the loss of
fisheres from overfishing. why
don't we worry about the lost
marine life because of the plastic

Work Camp from Page I
a time when the economic slow-
down has hit hard in a communi-
ty where the construction indus-
try has all but stopped.
"I am extremely pleased at
having been successful in luring
this work camp to Franklin
Correctional Institute." said
This means additional jobs
and an opportunity to utilize
additional work crews to assist
local government and schools
with projects that would other-
wise use taxpayer dollars to conm-
Kendrick also credits Senia-
tor Al Lawson (1)-Tallahasscc)
and Rep Jimmy Patronms (R-
Panama City) with support fin
this important appropriation
Advertising for Architectur-
al & Engineering services will
begin soon with bidding and
construction following soon
afterward. The work camp
should be fully operational by
the end of 2010.
Other items that Kendrick
was able to see funded in this
year's budget were $150,000 for
the Franklin County Seafood
Landing Park in Apalachicola
and $100,000 for Vrooman Park
in Eastpoint.

junk in the water?
When will we hold the trans-
porters of trash accountable for
the trail of unsightliness and
destruction they allow to blow
from their trucks and trailers?
There are laws in Florida making
littering unlawful and punishable
by penalties ranging from a non-
criminal infraction, punishable
by a $50 tine to as high as a first-
degree misdemeanor, punishable
by up to a year in jail and a tine
of $1,(H)0. It may be time tbr us
to hold someone responsible for
his misbehavior so we can pres-
ent a more pleasant introduction
to an otherwise exceptional
place to visit.
A question was asked this
week about why the bike path
wasn't further along in its final
run to the St. George island
State Park. The St. George
Island Bike Path currently runs
all the way from the Plantation
on the West to 12th Street on the
East. The completion of Phase
Three will take it all the way to
the State Park and create a safer
path for hikers and bicyclists to
take from one end of the Island
to the other without having to
ride on heavily traveled Gulf
Beach Drive The Bike Path
Project is being funded through a
S703.000) Department of Trans-
portation grant In March.
County Commissioner Russell
Crollon (D-tlst 1) announced!
that ConstliCtoll had tegun toni
the extension and ,should bc
completed in 00i toI 1.t' dI.n
lHowrever. eri hlittlc seCCmt to
have beetn done iIc that lille
110oilliptig 1 tluu hlli's flo!i !'CM
dents about wh\ woik h1.i%
slowhcd down L' UIpon ontiactiing
Commissioner Crofton we were.
told that the reason foi the slow-
down i.s the di.scover that scecn
ilnes at 300) Occan Mile and the
water lines along Gull leach
Drive are too shallow w to alloww.
for the proper construction of
the path as laid out The solution
will be to go around the vwaier
lines and deepen the sewer lines
before completing the path

D on t
forget that
there is now
a location to recycle on the
Island. The container is in tlhe
area between Harry A's and the
Blue Store. It is accessible .i all
times and holds papel, glass,
plastic, and alunmnuni. Please,
no gaitbage, old full tlltne, o
appliances and let's help keep the
area clean,
Lets not forget the Cinco de
Mayo St. George Lighthouse
findraiser on May 5th The fes-
tivities begin at 4 p.m. at
Sometimes It's Hotter Seasoning
Co. at 37 E. Pine St., St. George
Island Proceeds go to the St.
George Lighthouse Association.
Call (850) 927-7744 for more
Another date to remember is
May 17th, Island Clean-up Day.
An Island clean up is scheduled
from 9 am. to noon, sponsored
by STAR and the St. George
Island Volunteer Turtlers. For
more information e-mail Rose
Drye at rdryce stgeorgeisland
Sometimes we start to think
that the little jobs aren't really
\cr\ im1ponrant, like hauling
trash For those who think that
\wa'. I have a qluote from the
best-know'n American. (from ia
recent poll). If '. ou .ae called to
e a sticct s\weeper. 5\swep street
even as Michclangel. o p.iinied. or
Breehollen liomposed 11i0.I11. o0
Sh.ikesp'e.ic comliposced poitcl
S\\'C p j stitcls so \ \cll1 th.i .ill the
h'sts 0 IIC leA.ten an. l I .tIth w:ll

,!!CCe s'\ ct-p I \\lho did Ills ob
wcll' Rcl\ Mr.itin I.uthen King.
J1i (1) %) 10 S)
Gtod Bless .ind keep those c.
malls arid letter's coming If you
h.v'.ie nform.tlion tom Fa.stpolint
or St .G'eoicg Island that vou
think \ e should bce .ic\\.r o or it1
Vou \' wishl tot cllomenlt on the
conItent o0 the column. conllact
me bI phone .at (850) 027-.28~
or trloughtndge a mchsit

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The Franklin Chronicle


May 2, 2008 Page 3

Project Graduation, and a familiar face

It may be difficult to believe,
but as fast as this year seems to
be speeding past us, it must be
faced: it's graduation time again,
The parents of the first grad-
uating class of the newly console
idated Franklin County School
will be sponsoring thie annual
tradition of an all-ntght celebra-
tion for this year's graduating
class to provide a safe, chapel.
oned alcohol and dtug-free envi-
ronnent. This project depends
upon cotmunuity support and
help and would not be possible
without it.
Project Giaduation was
originally an effort of MADI))
(Mothers Against Irunk Iriv-
ing) and is endorsed by Florida
Law Enforcement Agencies and
the Panhandle Alcoholism
Council. The all-night lock-in
provides games and prizes to
appeal to the graduates and gives
them a memorable night to safe-
ly celebrate their achievement.
Community donations are
being sought, and the three
banks in Carrabelle are accepting

I. t

By Laurel Newman

donations Anyone wishing to,
support his elilot flo the safety
of our youth, go to any of the
banks, Gulf State, Coastal
Community, or The Bank to give
your gift, ol for pick-up, call 323-
0380, or Gmna Irvi at 64o-0X)35
in Fasttiuint

This past weekend, an old
familiar name and a couple of
(not-so old, but familiar) faces
appeared in Carratbell during
the Riverfront Festival
Strolling down Marine
Street at the height of festivities

around midday Saturday, many
tesidlets were pleased to set' an
old, well-loved name proudly
decIt'lared nil a sandwich bIiiad
sign amoiing tile food vemldo.s
"Julia Mac's Se,iatld" the plac-
aid loudtily announced, with
tan1 ihat e11 ll ul ite llrns listed
l:otlini Itestaulaltl ownlels
aMd C'atiabeclle iesimdnlis 'in
and l.isa Baroudy plesilided ovel
tile piClparatdio adll serving I)l
the Cartabelle landmark restau-
rant's fainous delights of tihe sea,
havingg shrimp, crabmeat and
groutper prepared to the old
restaurant recipes. The
Baroodys, now residing in Pana-
cea (on Blue Crab Lane, appro-
priately) now run "Camo
Catering, LLC" out of the mod-
ern food-service van, with the
logo. "Be a guest at your own
party!" Plenty of guests lined up
to sample the seafood delights
that made the landmark eatery.
torn down several years ago, a
legend of the Panhandle

Lisa Baroody serves plates of boiled shrimp and the tasty
Crab Louis to hungry customers.

Kayak competition made a splash at the festival
BY ROBIN HILTON Marina The final leg brought i l
Chronicle rrsponderln them back south ( here the first
The 18th Annual Riverfront kav akier t)coS the ini.h line
Festival in Carrabcllc held the w'a0lun licrog
first paddling competition on The next paddler to ross tihe
April 27th. Sunday morning line ..s Fk Ijoh-onl, about
Conditions were calmn and the hall m1lC behind. Jlowlh% l.
river was at slack tide when towedJ b" r.-1 NMiller K.ath1
kayakers. Tom lcerzog,. Larry and Skip chose the opposItI
NIiller. Erilk Johnson. and Skip sh ore to continue the tol;co it-
and Kathy Frink took to the (lOl lheitr open kavak m.Id
water at about t)10.00) A.NI stuhi tio battle the avs and
Departing first from the registra- swells of the seas, was sli1ghtlv
tron area at Dockside Marine heavier and more cumbersome
they crossed the Carrabelle River than their competition. but they '
to the starting line, at the pavr- both persevered and came
ion. through the finish line. a bit

Once all the kayakers col-
lected there. Gave Lass, the event
coordinator, blasted her air horn
The paddlers struck out The
five figures dotted the water dip-
ping smartly as they propelled
through the river Three of the
kayaks were solos and the fourth
was a tandem open kayak where
Kathy and Skip Frnk paddled
their hearts out.
The course took the group
south to the first no wake marker
which they kept to starboard as
they rounded it to head north
On the north tack they continued
up river until they reached chan-
nel marker 15 that marks the
dreaded shoals off C quarters

soggy,. to come in first in their
class of tandem kayak racers )Of
course they were the only ones in
their class, so they did have a leg
up on that one
(;ave l.ass awarded each
contestant a certificate which
entitled them to a free festival t-
shirt Fun was had bv all Sihe
will be looking for more partict-
pants it the second annual pad-
dling competition where other
exciting water ciaft events will he
Special thanks to the :\VC
for their presence on the miv\c
during the race and to .Icrri
Roberts tf assisting in keeping
our kiaviakcls on couirS


Tom Herzog at the finish.


Above: Skip and Cathy Frink
give it their all.

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Left: The paddlers are off.

Page 4 May 2, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

Weems ready to move

forward with sales tax
This week's guest column was submitted Iby rhe Geo're h'. WIeI ems iMemotrial
Boan of )Directors.
The governing body of George l.. Weems Memorial hospital
paid close attention and flashed smiles all around when County
Planner Alan Pierce announced at their Mar. 27 meeting that
Franklin County had received Januatv 2008 sales tax monies from
Florida's Department of Revenue. Pierce told the board that the one
cent sales tax collected throughout the county in January '08 was
$70,000. He also said that January traditionally is a slow month for
tax receipts and that revenue would he greater in subsequent months
Voters in November 2007 decided that an additional penny of tax
would be collected in Franklin County in 2008 for health care.
Weems has estimated that could mean 14 million dollars raised
through the tax annually. The estimate is based on the prior yeat's col-
lection of one cent of sales tax in Fianklin County according to the
Florida Department of Revenue.
The money will be used for operations and for infrastructure
improvements. According to the referendum passed, the first infra-
structure project will be the construction of an urgent care clinic in
Carrabelle. Once that is completed, monies will go towards refurbish-
ing or building a new hospital for the county in Apalachicola
With the dollars now flowing to the county, board members at
their April 24 meeting turned their attention to carrying out these
commitments. Weems CEO Chuck Colvert told members 5000
square feet of space will be needed for the new Carrabelle clinic it
will house two physician offices,examining rooms, and also will con-
tain areas for radiology and a laboratory. Colvert said the plan is to
begin with one physician, but the building must be big enough to
accommodate more rotating physicians later. He also reminded the
board that the clinic must open debt-free.
The board directed Colvert to begin talks with the county com-
mission to determine how best to proceed with construction plans.
They expressed their desire to move quickly to select a site and begin
the process of engaging an architect. Even though there is a lag time
of approximately three months between when the tax money is gen-
erated in the county and when the county actually receves it. board
members want to see if the board and county commission can find a
way to go forward as soon as possible based on the tliur rreinvuc
Board member Tammi Hardy from Carrabelle said she hoped the
board could soon "get the wheels in motion" for construction of the
clinic now that the money is coming in. "Carrabelle is anxious to see
us moving forward on the new building." she said Colv'err said the
hospital is ready to do so. "The sooner we begin the process. the sxn-
er we can open the new building." he said Pierce told the board dis
cussions are set to begin with the Franklin County School Board
about land the school board may wish to donate to the county. which
could be used for a clinic site.



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Wash your hands-constantly

1 had been in the restaurant business or been
working in some type of food service for most of
my life. I have been involved in food from the field
to the dining room table; I picked it. I packed it, I
processed it. I delivered it. I prepared it, I cooked it.
I served it. I sold it you name it, I did it
But here I was at the Florida Foxd Service
Health and Sanitation Training Program The
State of Flonda and several other like-minded
states had come to the conclusion that a restaurant
was not a healthy
place to prinman-
ly because of' people
like me and many
others who worked in
these unhealthy estab-
lishments Not neces-
sanly because we
were dirt.v unwhole-
some. slovenly.
derelict. illegal. dis. Te. C o1
cased. unhcal-thy or
had been living under
a bndge or sleeping in By Richard E. Noble
someone's hedges.
but because we were lacking in food handling
knowledge I for one considered this to be a definite
step in the proper direction.
There was a very nice man conducting the lec-
ture. He looked normal. He spoke ... normal. He
seemed like the kind of a person that you might
have living right next door. He was dressed nicely.
He was weanng a tie and a suit jacket. He spoke
well and had lots of funny little stones about the
restaurant business and prepanng and eating food.
But it soon became obvious that he considered a
restaurant equivalent to a toxic dumpsite. By the
time that this man had finished his lecture I real-
ized that operating "a healthy" restaurant was an
Raw chicken, for example, should really not be
touched. If you must touch it, it should be boiled
first. If for some insane reason, you touched a
piece of raw chicken before you boiled it, unfortu-
nately, you must now be boiled. If you do not boil
yourself within a reasonable time after touching a
piece of raw chicken, you will probably die. Even
worse than that, you may be the cause of some
innocent person's death possibly even a small
child or a dog or a cat.
Hamburger? I lamburger is a very scary materi-
al. How and why people ever started using ham-
burger as a food product is a study for historians
and anthropologists. Hamburger needs its own
building. If you make a hamburger patty and then
touch a piece of raw chicken, you could sponta-
neous combust. The man showed a slide program
of people who instantly exploded while standing in
front of a twenty thousand dollar stainless steel
Any utensils that are used in processing any
raw meat product must be destroyed after using or
sent to Nevada to be buried miles under the
ground. And the people living in Nevada must
never be told that these utensils are buried in their

state otherwise it could cause a panic.
Any and all raw meat products are extremely
dangerous but cooked meat products aren't much
better. Chicken salad, tuna salad, shrimp salad etc.
should be eaten simultaneously with their prepara-
tion--or sooner. If you must let a shrimp salad or
chicken salad sit in a refrigerator before serving-it
should be blast frozen first.
Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and other
condiments are perfectly safe as long as they are
kept in hermetically sealed unopened containers or
air tight packaging. If for any reason you must
open any of these type containers or packages they
should be immediately discarded-or buried in
Nevada. Once again, please don't tell any of the
people in Nevada about any of this stuff.
Heating things in a restaurant is extremely
problematic. Anything heated by an open flame or
by convection or convention should reach an inter-
nal temperature of 642 degrees Fahrenheit or high-
er and then should be thrown away before serving.
If you must "hold" something that has been
heated for any length of time you should wear
heavy Teflon gloves or have an assistant do it-
preferably an illegal immigrant.
You should have no unhealthy people working
in your restaurant-that includes hunchbacks,
midgets, and the cross-eyed.
If you would like to know more about the do's
and don't of the restaurant business, you can get a
free 9,253 page booklet from the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer services. If you live in
Florida ask for Jerry. If you live anywhere else in
the United States ask for Bob-if Bob isn't there
ask for Evon.
After the instruction course ended, I had to go
to the men's room-the instructor had the same
problem and was at the bathroom door just ahead
of me.
He took a clean handkerchief out of his breast
pocket and wrapped it around the bathroom door-
knob. Upon entering the facility he went over to the
sink turned on the hot water and washed his hands.
He closed the lever that'operated the water at the
sink with his elbow. After stepping up to a urinal
and doing his business he returned to the sink once
again and repeated the original procedure. He
pressed the button on the hand dryer with his
elbow, then once again opened the door with his
handkerchief and exited the bathroom.
After listening to this man for three hours and
watching his men's room procedure, I had one
thought that wouldn't go away; how did this man
have sex?
Wow, being privy to a visual of that would be
a real study in modern day sanitation and human
ingenuity. I can only imagine--but I will try not to.
Richard E. Noble is a firelance writer and has been a trs-
ident of Eastpointr for around 30 years. He has authored
two looks: "A Sumner with Charlie," which is cwrently
listed on, and "Hobo-ing America," which
should be listed on Amazon in the not too distant future.
Most recently he completed his first novel "Honor Thy
Father and Thy Mother" which will be published soon.

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May 2, 2008 Page 5

Standing the test of time

The Antique Boat Show
downtown this weekend was a
success. Thcre were lots of peo-
ple milling about having a good
time. I ookiing at the boals, itict
ingt; ald greetting people and
relaxing and enjoying thel b'eauti
t'ul weather. Once again the
F'CSWA was able to participate
Iand each year sees to bt m111orI
productive t'oi us, i[ot to imentiton
the tii Inge benefits ot just being at
the show.
looking around I couldn't
help but reflect back on the boats
and autollobiles of times past,
beautiful well built cratled to per-
tectionl and of course those were
the ones that seemed to take the
prize at the end of the day. tlow
ironic that all the fuss seems
focused on old technology, and
very simply well maintained and
aged boats and vehicles.
Nostalgia seems to take you
back to an era that was not just a
cookie cutter anything, no
punched out unibody mass pro-
ductions. This era caught the
eyes with simple lines, custom
trim and eye-popping detail.
The timeless classics are the ones
that stick out in our minds. It
was more about the quality than
the quantity and more about
style than simple economics of
mass production. Made in the
USA meant something, and
there was pride that shown
through like new money in wlat
was produced.
With the current trends lead-
ing to preservation, think green
and custom design. Isn't it funny
that even new technology does
not hold a candle to what we
once had? What has been lost?
Now many are trying to preserve
costs more now than it did when




for smooth


in Lanark
A Lanark milestone passed
quietly this week. Lanark Village
Water and Sewer Districts' title
for its trailer transferred to the
Lanark Village Association. We
owe this quiet passage to Mayor
Curley" Messer. Mr. John
Mclnnis, Carrabelle Commis-
sion members, and City of
Carrabelle employees.
In this day and age, it is rare
to witness a politician who is
true to his words. Thank you to
Mayor Messer and Mr. Mclnnis
for being true to what you said
you would do. Hopefully, this
lesson about the value of honor-
ing one's word will be passed on
to another generation of aspiring
future politicians and civic lead-
Pauline Sullivan
Former Chairperson,
Lanark Village Water and Sewer


Visitors at the Antique Boat Show.

By Linda Raffield
it was brand new
The reasons some of the
rarest finds are so expensive to
find, buy and restore is because
there are so few left. Why must
we loose what we have before we
appreciate it' Why must we walt
20 years or more to appreciate
the real value of what we have,
and why should we spend 100 or
1000 times what something is

worth to restore it when if we
preserve it now we won't have
that to concern us'
In a recent Oyster Forum
there was a lot of discussion on
how to keep the harvesters work-
ing while reducing the risk of
Vibrio. and it seems that the
experts have decided to come up
with some things like them
working shorter hour-s but stall-
Ing earlier in the morning to
keep the heat factor down Icing
the oysters and other methods of
o'lltlg. Mai.t s \c. ,Is .ago. btloir
the so,.called expert% were even
born, the ovstermen themselves
.is well as many fishermen used
such methods to ensure the
freshness of their catch not to
mention the common sense
approach of not having to work
in the heat of the day
New technology is a won-

derful thing, there are innova-
tions on a broad base from any-
thing and everything you could
ever imagine and some things
you cannot, no one is putting it
down. but if the simplicity of the
common sense approach works
how can we improve on perfec-
The FCSWA has been trying
for years to get the experts to
realize that the importance of
making the extra effort to pre-
serve, protect and promote the
Apal.tchicoli Bay., the seafood
workers, the seafood industry
and the culture, heritage and tra-
ditions which has been the back-
bone of this community for gen-
When I look at the faces of
the men and women who work
the seafood industry on a daily
basis as they have done for gener-

I remember Rene

Chrrnude Correspondent
On Monday, April 28. 2008.
at about II p.m., long-time
Carrabelle resident and journal-
ist Rene Topping was in the
kitchen of her River Road home
in Carrabelle preparing a late-
night snack of eggs. Her hus-
band of over 50 years. Robert,
was in the next room when he
heard the sound of a hard fall.
He entered the kitchen to find
that Rence, after a long illness.
had left the burden of the flesh
I first encountered Rcnc on
my initial assignment for 7hr
Carrabille Time' in September
1997. I was to report on the mav-
oral election that brought (;inny
Sanborn into that office.
Although confident in my ability
to write, I was completely igno-
rant of the history, relationships
and political agendas within this
town I had blithely accepted as a
domain to represent in print.
After that first foray into that
public domain, Rene, with gen-
erous good humor and wicked

wit. adopted me. I found myself
sitting between Rene and Oyster
Radio newsman Michael Allen
in the front of every City of
Carrabelle public meeting, on
the top floor of the City Hall try-
ing to follow the proceedings,
while she advised me in mono-
tone or whispered asides on the
relationships, histories, and scan-
dals of those individuals who
controlled. demanded, cajoled
and complained at those long-
ago meetings. Those sly asides
distracted and amused me while
I frantically took notes and tried
to keep mv antiquated tape
recorder functioning.
Over the ensuing months
and years. with Renc's help. I
came. to know the Caitabellc
community, and learned to navi-
gate the treacherous shoals that
faced the "newcomer" who was
assigned to report on "what's
happening." Over the years, in
accord with whatever was hap-
pening, we both reported, I in
77rt Times, Rene in 77he FrAnklin
(Trnicl,, many of the same sto-
ries, events, and issues, occasion-
ally even using similar phrasing

and timing in o
as a result of cc
because our min
During her y
County, Rene wa
every major lo
years with The
Times. The Aip
and The FIunklih
also contributed
local news to
Democrat for a f
friendship and p
tionship grew, am
ed me with her
experiences as
vehicle driver in
the bombings
meeting "a v
American srivic
whom she even
her deep love of
dcning, and ihe
Cariabellc, inch
sion of her i
another local 1
Kerr. Bonnie is k
as the fire chief
the trucks to fir
and managed the
volunteer fire del

atlons I think of them as I do the
classics, their weathered faces
with all the lines and calloused
hands tell the tale of the experi-
ence they have, the aged models
which are so quickly disappear-
ing and with them the knowl-
edge of over a hundred years in
the business, and maybe they too
will be gone before their impor-
tance is realized. Can we really
afford that loss, at the expense of
technology? What will we have
gained at their expense? Or will
there be a glass case display in a
museum to remind us of what
we lost? One has to question if
even that is an option.
Linda Raffield is secrrary of the
Franklin County Seafood Workers
Assoaation. She wites a weekly col-
umn about issues facing seafood

)ur reports-not ciently that under her leadership,
Allaboration, but the Carrabelle VFD acquired
ds twisted alike, modern equipment and supplies
,ears in Franklin that kept it a top class operation.
is on the staff of Rene recognized the unique
:al publication: qualities in Bonnie, and through-
Franklin County out her years in Carrabelle, took
lchilcola Times, the time to recognize others, and
n Chiromlc. She devoted much time to particular
i a column of issues and organizations. She
the Tallahassee will be sorely missed by the
ew years. Franklin County Public Library,
the years our the Franklin County Humane
professional rela- Society, the Health Department,
nd Rene ennch- and every other organization or
accounts of her group of friends that she gener-
an emergency ously gave her time, interests and
London during talents to.
in WWII, her I will miss the surreptitious
crv handsome passing of notes across or under
cian Robert, the table at public meetings, with
ltually married, Rene's sly and always witty
inlmals and gar- observations on the proceedings.
r early days in In accordance with Rene's
iding the occa- wishes, there will be no ceremo-
ntroduction to ny, but her friends at the Franklin
legend, Bonnie County Public Library will
known and loved announce a date for a get-togeth-
who often rode cr of friends to honor her memo-
es in her apron, ry.
e finances of the
apartment so effi-

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The Franklin Chronicle

Kendrick makes farewell speech

On Thursday, April 24th,
State Representative Will Ken-
drick (R-Carrabelle) gave his
farewell remarks to the members
of the Florida House of
Representatives. This week
marks the final week of the last
Legislative Session he will serve
in the I louse due to te111 limits
HeI was acknowledged tuoi
remarks bv Speake I'Plo leiin
pore NIariv liowen and Speakci
NMlco RtRbio aio11Uncedtd hat
Rep Kenidtick had 11 I minutes to
speak, 10 as a Reptb licatn aind
IS 0t'ltltlo l't 'llt 'l, ill [Ull l,
as a I )enocriat which, iin [ini,
biourght Iluglhtler througholioiIt t(
C'hanllbel ald ,allc y.
In1 addinont 1t lo awlnakels.,
anttong those prCieseitl weI lci. iiil
illenllb ts, liictlds, still, and at
class o it l (tile nit ti li hi t ikhui
I 'Ollllll
Kcidtilik stmirtetd il s lairewell!
IcInlalks by r+staiing a plhlat'
thatI hIe FiSl tused ill his lic.eshinai
Session, "You all inatv think \oi
aie in high colton lodyt but let
it'me rlliutnd all of vou the same
road that brought vou here will
one day take you back with
the same thing you got here with
... your character and integrity "
In his remarks, Kendrick
reflected on his experiences and
friendships he has encountered
and gained during his eight years
in the House of Representatives
and his 22 years in political serv-
ice. He mentioned several
I.egislators by name and how
they had Influenced him in some
Kendrick was pleased to
have Senatorr Charlie Iean jonll
him at his desk lduiring the speech
and expressed his delight in ha.s
Ing thuirmc Hlouse Spcakel andd
Senate President Mallory Horne
sit with him earlier in the day
making note that this is the first
time that former Speaker.
President H orne has used floor
privileges since his service in the
In addition. Rep Kendrnck
was flanked by his youngest son
Collins. who occupied his dad's
chair, while he spoke to ,a seated
and attentive audience.
Rep Kendrick simply
thanked his family for allowing

Kentlrick Itakes farewell
comIllellllt .
11111 1to I d ho \ %l.i \.Lt iinpoill iill tO
111111 iNi seC i lt llr il people ltI Ih
l.tsl 2. \t.eai l iit Ililill\, iltiludi
tilg his \lit', thee ionlls, d.tugh
ttli !n-I.\w. l 1 gI tniaidso', I. andI s'is
[CtI %cIc ptesclnt
"You see. inan people \w on
der what nmaikes mie tick MNI

about trying lto ensure l I .t
tomorrow is a httle better lhan
today, or someone Many .Ii tImes.
not reaching or knowing wMho it
may be that you're going to1
touch but knowing that by your
works someone will have a
chance for change." stated
A quote maInle by Rep
Kendrick was one b\ Rolrt IF
l.ce which says. "lo woui lutI
in all things You caLinii do
more. voiu shouldd tle\er wilsh to
io, Ilces '" e iciediled ilncti arnd
utiirenl tI.itl wsIth tlac. thing him
knowledge ol the pisrese',, the
rilnprtance oit keeping vour eve
lon the goals, and piatlienrc to gel
the job done despite the idTlerenti
values 'of a dis ere bodv of,
I legislators
Ile recognized how dilTferen
people have different values
whilc still having the same goals
"It's only how we got there that's
dilT-rent." Kendrck
Kendrick also remarked that
all his staff shared the same
vision as himself making some-
oTne's tomorrow a little better

than today. He continued,
"Sometime you just as soon not
take that call but that may he the
person you ale going to touch
that day."
IIe also reflected on his
f, ith lReciogniziii.n his pastor,
I.ail y M illeniilr, sitll ng iIl til
G(iallevY, lit ctnineiied, "It's like
hIint being II lilte p lpu l and
speaking. You nevel know who
that seit ioin is 0n li 'n (t od sent II
toi someolle that dav. Thal's lthe
season you've got it heatuse
V ll'I going t bt10 ilt olie it
touch l little
lI otie ollId wolds of encoIl-
.i.eIIIl I i ii Junioii rn1 I gislatI rs
ti h 1 Rt p leltbb'lie Bloyd (I)
New~' en) and.d Rep Junmy
latlniiul (lR '.utilrn City) and
intilsled th coiCiept of A laln-
Ing tl l ItC l h I lle lot1 theil sal-
ties, and tlle i a.oniplished
Iesiills aIl th Iend Of theL day and
hlloss he\ would he good lcadcis.
Ite III.made rlcIencnCe ol now
Senaitt Arthe'ic,. Joyne (I-
lamipa,) b\ telling her al tlhe
beginning of his first mLegislative
Session th.atl "ne day you'll
understand heree I come iotirn
One day you'll kInow the people 1
represent and the people I deal
wilh "
For the final time. Rep. Ken-
dnck reminded the members just
how large District 10 is by
emphasizing it consists of all or
parts of ten counties and is the
largest IHouse listnct cast of the
in ssissippi River which brought
home te i re aliation of the coin
mim1enlt needed to represent his
const it ieni
Kendrick. who never fails to
imCenrion \where hfe comes inufro
.ind howc\% tir ll es l lt uInIng
tiomn no matter where the road
of life may take him next said.
"At the end of tlhe day. I guess I
can say I've aboIut come to that
road. that same road. that too
shall take me home where I've
come rom Mit Speaker. mem-
bers. I bid farewell." ended
Afterward. House Members
Joined him at his desk to show
their respect with hugs and
camaraderie for several minutes
before regular business resumed.

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... Human beings have already
built the first sailing ships for
space. Instead of using wind
power, they are pushed by light
from the Sun.


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Workshop set for local

shrimpers in Apalach

The Franklin UF-IFAS
Extension Program is hosting a
By-catch Reduction I eviwce
(HRI)) (Outreach Programin t f
shrimp fishermen on Miav lth
from 3 p.m. 5 p.m n ,i tlhe
Apalachicola National I'stualnnle
Research Reserve's auditorium
in Apalachicola.
Dr. Gary Graham with
Texas Sea Grant and Lindsey
Parker with Georgia Sea Grant
will be the featured speakers at
the program to update shrimp
fishermen on the new federal
BRD regulations and to discuss
pending federal BRD regula-
This outreach program is
being supported by the Gulf of
Mexico Foundation.

Also expected to paiticipatc
in the pogliam ,ae cptresentia-
lives lomn N(AA Fisheries ,ind
the Flhiida Fish and Wildlife
The NOAA Fisheines iepie-
sentiative will itlk about heii
HRI) handout program ,ind dis-
tribute some RDIs.
The representative from tihe
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conm-
mission will answer any state
BRl)-related questions.
If you have any questions,
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The Franklin Chronicle


May 2, 2008 Page 7

Peter F. Crowell, CFP, Presents

Weekly economic update for
the week of April 28, 2008

Quote of the week
"Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none." -William Shakespeare
Not at $120 yet
What to do about oil and gas prices? Last week, Rep. Nancy
Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the Bush administration to stop tilling the
Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move she felt would cut 5-24C oil
retail gas prices. The White louse dis-
missed the idea, with spokeswoman
DI an, t Perio noting thaIt such action
"has been inetlective." Oil prices closed
Friday at $118.52 a barrel on the New
York Mercantile Exchange. An Oil Price
Information Service survey had gas
prices at a record of $3.577 per gallon

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Tax rebates come early
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$300, $00), or $1,200 economic stunm-

Peter F Crowell, CFP lus tax rebate will go into your bank
account this week, President George W.
Bush noted on Friday. The IRS believes direct deposit payments will
be completed by May 2; checks are scheduled to arrive by May 9.
New home sales dip 8.5%
So says the March data provided by the Commerce Department.
One effect of the slow sales: the largest inventory of unsold new
homes since 1981. That would seem to imply lower prices in coming
months. Still, the annual pace of new home sales was calculated by
the Commerce Department at 5260,t00, the slowest pace since 1991
Consumers glum
The final number for the Reuters/University of Michigan Apnl
index of consumer confidence: 62.6. This is the lowest reading since
March 1982 and the era of "stagflation."
Hybrid sales up 38% in 2007
That statistic comes from automotive research firm R 1. Polk It
says the Toyota Prus accounted for 51o of total U.S. hybnd sales last
year, which still came to just 2.20o of the US auto market
A good week on Wall Street
High oil and gas prices didn't dampen the spirit of what is sh.rp
ing up to be a reassuring earnings season The Dow rose )0 30 and the
NASDAQ O( 8,, on the week As of Friday's close, the S&P sci)
gained 5 700 in April

% Change Y-T-D 1-Year 5-Yr Avg
DJIA -2.81 -1.54 +11 04
NASDAQ -8.65 -5.16 +1378
S&P 500 -4.80 -6.98 +11 10
(Source USATodiay om. CNNMoncy cm. 4. 2.5 0o) Indircs cannot be
invited into directly These returns do not include dividend
Riddle of the week
What mathematical symbol can be put between 5 and 9 to get a
number bigger than 5 and smaller than 9? Str neit ~rvik' UL L'p th t he
Last week's riddle
If you spell out Roman numerals as words (one. two. three. etc ).
how far do you have to go until you encounter the letter A' .-lt)crr
1000: one thousandi.
Peter F Crowel is a Certified Fitnancrtal Planner in 7'l;lahaisr tiin a
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Answer to question #154 is: True.
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a Russian nuclear submarine launched a single missile on
a mission of peace. It launched the first solar sailing ship,
called "Cosmo 1." A solar sail is a spacecraft without an
engine-it is pushed along directly by light particles from
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The Franklin Chronicle



for pompano

Can anyone help me
catch a pompano?
Call me, mail me, write me
or just flag me down on the
street. I'm beginning to feel like
Captain Ahab, obsessively seek-
ing the Great Silver Fish. Heard
many reports of where, when,
and how to catch them, and I
have dutifully tracked down
every lead with a singular lack of
success. Tried NyLures with live
sand fleas, with bits of shrimp,
pompano bottom rigs and high
explosives (just kidding). I wished
the SGI beach and both the East
Pass and in and around Sikes
Cut. Alas, no pompano.
A happier result for red
snapper and gag grouper. Two
trips this past week produced
nice catches of both. I was lucky
enough to get a 14.1 red snapper,
my biggest ever. All the fish were
caught in the Franklin County
Reef area in about 60 feet of
water. This area is less than 9
miles from the nearest land and
is thus in state waters where the
2 red snapper limit applies.
Hanging over a bag of bunker
chum is definitely recommend-
ed. We were anchored over a
good piece of bottom and the
bite took off after chum was put
out. We used squid, Spanish sar-
dines, and cigar minnows
On the second trip we also
chummed up some red snapper,
grey snapper, and even caught a

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also caught several good-sized
spadefish. Then out of the blue a
more than keeper-sized cobia
swam into the chum Well, we
tried several lures and baits and a
fish finally struck a rubber eel,
but it broke off. Then a school of
amber jacks arrived and we
caught and released about 10 fish
and kept 2 over the 28 inch limit
(fork length). These fish were
hooked on soft baits. Storm
Lures in a shad pattern Cast the
lure out, let it sink 5 to 10 sec-
onds, then retneve fast with a
sharp Jigging motion The first
one I hooked struck the lre liter-
ally right next to the boat.
AmberJack are beautiful fish and

powerful lighters, making several
long, fast runs before being boat-
ed The limit is one per angler
and there is no closed season.
AJs will also take a live bait.
They are getting more popular as
table fare, either grilled or
Whiting are plentiful m the
surf. That's what I caught while
fishing for pompano. There are
some reports of speckled trout
around the grass beds and oyster
bars bayside of SGI Some red-
fish were caught around the old
causeway as well as some black
drum Spanish mackerel are in
the Bay near the center of the
SGI bndge but should be coming
in stronger in the next few weeks.

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Look for king mackerel to show
anytime since Gulf water tem-
perature is up to 73F
Upcoming events
Fins and Family Fishing
Tournament is Saturday, May
10, in Apalach. Go to www.for- for details.
Big 4 Tournament cobiaa,
grouper, king mackerel, Spanish
mackerel) May 16-18, -C-
Quarters Marina, Carabelle.
Details are at www.big4off-
Please stop in at the new
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
on Water Street just past
Caroline's Restaurant and see
some fascinating photos and
exhibits about the history of fish-

ing and water-related commerce
in the Apalachicola area. Also,
come visit the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper Store on D Street
across the street from the post
office and find out what's being
done to keep our waters healthy
and productive.
Good fishing and tight lines!

Jeff Bardi, a retired attorney and
lifime fisherman, resides happily in
Eastpoint. Surrounded by some of
the best angling wates anywhere, he
akes full advantage by writing this
column for the Chronide and doing
Shorelines, a Forgoten Coast TV
program, quiring him to fish as
often as he an When not fishing,
he's asking about fishing.

Home sweet home improvement

Are you an A type
personality? Is he a B
type personality?
The two of you might get
along fine, but when it comes to
redoing your home there are def-
initely some things to watch out
for. Home improvement can be
scary, stressful and even a spark
can blow a tiny disagreement
into a full-blown fight. Some-
how, the smallest discussions
over things as mundane as where
to place furniture or what color
to paint a wall can explode.
unleashing frustration, anger
and fear. It's enough to make a
gal swear off even raising the
topic in the first place.
To help save a relationship
or two, here are some ways to
prevent the two of you from
launching into full scale war
with each other when disagree-
ments start to boil up to the sur-
PATIENCE: lHome impro-
vement is stressful enough as it
is. You must exercise an exces-
sive amount of patience through
each and every step of the
process. Forcing things along the
way can be extremely dangerous.
Patience and respect call for
making sure each person's ideas
get a fair hearing. You wouldn't
summarily bash someone's ideas
in a business meeting-and you
shouldn't do it in a meeting with
your mate. Set some rules of
engagement if you must; the

By Heidi Baker
and Eden Jarin

golden rule applies as much ever,
SAFETY: If the two of you
do end up having it out, take a
brief moment to look around.
Are there any safety hazards you
need to be immediately aware of
before arguing your point with
your spouse7 You may want to
win your point, but not at the
expense of losing a limb. Safety
comes first.
. HUMOR: You've heard it
before daughter is the best mcdi-
cine. Take a few moments out of
the work day to share some fun
together. Study up on a few good
jokes you can tell while working.
Find the humor in the situation
and share it with your partner
And, most importantly, learn to
laugh at yourself during the
BREAKS: Tension builds
when you're tired. So, be sure
you take breaks throughout the
day. Give yourself a bit of time
to recharge to insure that your
emotions don't start calling the

shots. Dnnking water especially
during the hotter days will keep
your electrolytes balanced which
will help the emotions stay in
TEAMWORK: The stress
you're going through might very
well not have to do with each
other, but simply the project at
hand. Realize that your spouse is
there to help you, not hinder the
process If your partner is doing
all he can to help, but actually IS
a hindrance, then explain nicely
that it might be better for you to
complete the project by yourself,
Don't patronize or yell at them,
simply thank them nicely and
send them on their way.
AWAY: There's no point in esca-
lating the argument to a level
that there's no turning back
from. Know when you're about
to say or do something you
might regret later arnd simply
walk away. Ixplain quickly to
your partIner thai it's best they
lefi you alone for a few
moments. By the way, if they
keep nagging you when you feel
this wayrun instead!
FEAR: Learn to recognize
when your spouse is acting out
of fear. Home improvement can
be scary sometimes. You're liter-
ally tearing into the walls the two
of you call home and neither of
you might feel 100% secure in
your abilities to piece it back
together. Know that if your part-
ner is expressing his or her fears,

this is normal. Reassure them
that if you work together as a
cohesive unit, you'll be able to
successfully accomplish the task
at hand.
WITNESSES: Take into
account the people that are
around you. Whether it's your
children, your neighbors'or that
friend you coaxed with beer and
pizza to come and help on her
day off. Be aware of their com-
fort level. If you find that you
and your spouse are not jelling
and just yelling, you might con-
sider going to work by yourself
in another room for awhile to let
your emotions calm down.
we're working on home improve-
ment projects, we often lose our
sense of time. \Ve'll look down
and be surprised that six maybe
seven or even tell hours have
passed. But take stock of your-
self during the course of the day.
You want to be sure that you and
your spouse call it quits when
you feel you've given it your all
and there's nothing more you
can give both physically and
mentally. On that note, be very
careful not to bully or be bullied
by your spouse if you're feeling
tired but they wish to continue.
You might very well be at a point
in the project where it could be
potentially dangerous for you to
keep working. If they wish to
carry on, then simply let them

any counselor will tell you, the
key to a successful relationship is
communication. You need to
communicate with your spouse
to let them know how you're
feeling. As we mentioned above,
if you're tired, hungry, thirsty,
scared, or whatever, let your
partner know. Unless they tell
you otherwise, they are not mind
readers and you should never
treat them as such. You need to
learn to communicate your
needs, or else expect to never
have your needs met.
Home improvement should
be something the two of you will
take pride in doing. You want to
be able to show off the results of
your labor and not of your argu-
ments. So, take stock of yourself
throughout the process, know
when to walk away, and be sure
to communicate with your part-
ner as needed and you and your
home will be better for it.
Remember, it's supposed to be
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May 2, 2008 Page 9

Florida's freshwater fisheries vision

The future looks bright for
freshwater fisheries in Florida,
according to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
Darrell Scovell, director of
FWC's Division of Freshwater
Fisheries Management, present-
ed an optimistic vision for
Florida's freshwater fisheries to
Commissioners at the FWC's
April 2008 meeting.
"This report is the result of
an ongoing effort to reach out to
Florida's citizenry to obtain their
input on problems and solutions
and to give them a voice in man-
aging their fishery resources,"
Scovell said.
The effort began with an
online survey completed in
March 2005, to which 1,500 peo-
ple, mostly anglers, responded.
It was followed by a series of six
zone summits scattered around
the state where fisheries biolo-
gists spoke directly with con-
cerned residents about local and
statewide issues. The effort then
culminated in a roundtable meet-
ing with proactive individuals
representing various groups,
such as outdoor writers, universi-
ty professors, fishing tackle man-
ufacturers and retailers, fishing
tournament sponsors, profes-
sional fishing guides and others
who hold a stake in the future of
Florida's freshwater fisheries.
Scovell pointed out the

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remarkable consistency between
the biologists' findings, the sur-
veys, zone summits and round-
table group on the major prob.
lems confronting freshwater fish.
Five top issues emerged, and
strategies were developed to
address them.
1. Habitat issues-aquatic
plants, water quality and water
Enhance interagency coordi-
nation, especially with the
Department of Environmental
Protection (the lead agency on
most of these issues) and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mobilize local stakeholders
and anglers to identify issues and
participate in proactive activities.
Continue to work with
FWC's Aquatic Resource
Enhancement Section.
2. Human dimensions-
conservation stewardship, educa-

tion, outreach, recruit/retain
anglers and volunteers.
Educate youth and adults,
using best management practices
to emphasize their stewardship
Reach out to the public with
c-mails, popular articles and at
major events,
Seek grants and partner
opportunities and engage the
roundtable group in these efforts.
Proactively seek and coordi-
nate volunteers.
3. Fishing accea--develop-
ing ramps and shoreline access
for powerboats, paddlers, waders
and shore or pier fishing.
Identify priority areas.
Coordinate with FWC's
Law Enforcement Boating
Access Section.
Develop and implement a
long-term maintenance pian.
4. Regulation management
-developing scientifically-sup-
ported regulations, evaluating
them, enforcing them and ensur-
ing appropriate penalties.
Work through the public-
input process.
Community focus with up-
to-date data.
5. Nonnative species-fish,
aquatic plants and wildlife intro-
duced from other parts of the
world that represent biological
Assist the Aquatic Species
Coordination group with screen-

ing for nonnative fishes found in
the wild or those used for aqua-
culture or sportfishing.
Participate in research and
management discussions to
focus prevention and control
efforts via risk analyses.
Assist with rapid response to
new discoveries.
Increase public awareness.
Florida remains the
"Fishing Capital of the World."
The FWC's vision is to keep it
that way by steadily working
with its constituents and other
management agencies to ensure
quality, safe and sustainable fish-
ing opportunities. Florida's
recreational fisheries provided
more days of fishing enjoyment
in 2006 than any other state in
the country (46.3 million versus
No. 2 Texas with 41.1 million
So if you are ready to con-
tribute, feel free to contact the
FWC and give some input. One
way is to complete a survey (see and
scroll down in the right column
to "Take the Survey"). Another
way to help conservation efforts
and save you money is to pur-
chase a five-year freshwater fish-
ing license. There is a special
offer going on right now where
you get free stuff in the mail
when you buy one (see

News4 0 4 FWC

On Saturday, May 17, the
Carrabelle Waterfront Partner-
ship, the FWC and several busi-
nesses will host Bear Day at
Tillie Miller Park in Carrabelle,
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Bear Day
is being held in conjunction with
the dedication of Tillie Miller
Park at 1 p.m. and the Blues in
the Park music celebration at 2
The event is planned so peo-
ple who have bear problems or
who just want to learn more
about bears and how to avoid
problems can speak to a wildlife
biologist, said Jessica Tice, an
environmental scientist with
FWC Bear Management Pro-
gram. "Biologists will discuss
methods used to reduce prob-
lems and ways to increase enjoy-
ment of local wildlife."
Tice said residents who are
having problems with bears get-
ting into their garbage may bring
their garbage cans to both events
so staff and volunteers can help
retrofit the cans to be more bear-
resistant. If a garbage container
can not be retrofitted, a limited
number of cans will be given
away to the public.
Volunteers will conduct a
bear-resistant caddy build-off
competition. Participants will be
given instructions, along with an
example, for making their own
bear-resistant container. Tice
said the caddies built in the com-
petitions will be donated to the
parks to increase recycling and
reduce trash problems from
bears in the area of Tillie Miller
Activities and crafts are
planned for kids. Kids will have
opportunities to learn how to
make a plaster cast of bear
tracks, touch a real bear hide,
play games and color pictures of
bears. Drinks and snacks will be
provided at both locations.
For more information, e-
mail Jessica Tice at jessica. or call 850-
Enforcement actions
On April 9, Officers Travis
Huckeba, Percy Cook and
Charlie Wood conducted a com-
mercial crabbing detail in
Apalachicola Bay. The detail
focused on commercial blue
crabbers and their gear. Three
crabbers were checked while
actively engaged in commercial-
ly harvesting blue crabs. A total
of eight commercial crabbers'
gear was inspected as well. The
inspections yielded violations of
buoy marking requirements, trap
permit tags, biodegradable pan-
els, vessel V-number/color dis-
play and derelict traps. The crab-
bers were cited for 16 violations
and were advised to make cor-
rections to their gear.
On April 9, Officers Steven
Cook and Travis Huckeba inter-
cepted five commercial oyster
vessels that were harvesting oys-
ters from restricted waters near
Cat Point. The officers issued 11
citations to the 11 harvesters for
the violations.

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"Steps to Unlimited
"Whoever wants to soar fily on the unlimited pathway of
possibilities must first take steps "
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
The Firs 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 our sup.
port, we are offering thefirst "Steps to unlimited possibility' stepping
stones that will pave the 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 above. 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 S:
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.

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 senor
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, during 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 for 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 and 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:
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MAKE AND MAIL CHECK TO: Project Graduation 2008
(All donations are tax deductible). Questions: (850) 323-0380.
661 U.S. Hwy. 98, Eastpoint, FL 32328.

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to protect
Aptlachitoda National Estianrt
Research Resenr
The St. George Island
C.auseway, a Critical Wildihfe
Area. and the dredge spoil island
just south of the high hlump of
the Apalachicola bridge, are both
closed from Aprl Ist August
31st for nesting shorebirds
No people or pets are
allowed on these sites State and
federally recognized threatened
and endangered species includ-
ing royal terns. least terns, sand-

ks public cooperation

nesting birds

which terns. gull-billed terns,
black skimmers, brown pelicans.
laughing gulls, and American
ovstercatchrs. use these habitats
as nesting areas rThesc species
build their nests directly on the
ground in the shell and
s.ilnd 'lhesc nefirts arr \vr hard
to seeW nd can be stepped oin.
destroying the nests, eggs. and
chicks in them People entering
the areas can also flush the adult
birds off of their nests and the
eggs and chicks are exposed to
predation by other birds
Likewise if eggs or chicks are

exposed to the elements such as
sunlight they can be harmed. As
development continues to
increase, these shorebirds and
other animals long impor-
tant habitat as their nesting
ground% Please stay clear of
these and allow our native
species It continue using these
areas.s. their nesting habitats
The Apalachicola National
Estuarinc Research Reserve
manages the Causeway and
dredge spoil island For more
information you can call the
Reserve at (850) 670-4783.

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May 2, 2008 Page 13

Construction on Gulf County Hospital begins late April I A Tru

The architects and engineers
working on plans for the new
Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St.
Joe have addressed structural
design and site development
issues that held up the start of
construction for about 30 days.
After resolving issues that
related to the structural design
elements of the building and its
foundation, the engineers are
now finalizing revised plans to
support the building permitting
process and the initiation of con-
struction activities.
Despite the delay, Sacred
Heart health System and
G.reenhut Construction Conm-
pany have moved a construction
trailer to the site along Highway
98 and plan to begin site work by
the end of April. Substantial
completion of the $35 million
hospital is still projected for late

Alligator Point
Mission by the Sea
Pastor Ed McNeely
County Road 370
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Covenant Word Christian
Pastors David & lHarolvn
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. \ I a.m.
nursery provided
Living Waters Assembly of
Pastor (Rev.) Lots Long
1580 Bluff Road
Sunday Worship. 10:45 a.m
nursery provided
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summer of 2009 with a facility
opening to follow roughly 30 to
45 days thereafter.
An initial soils engineering
report for the project indicated
the potential need for a more
extensive foundation design
which would have resulted in
over $1 million in cost overruns.
"These challenges have been
resolved with the efforts oft otl
project team and the availability
of updated engineering intorma-
tion, but it obviously impacted
our schedule for beginning con-
struction," explained iithan
Matson, vice president of' plan-
ning fot Sacied Ileat l Health
System. "The good news is that
we ate still on (aiget 1to a late
sunllme 2009 completion "
In addition to the design
challenges, initial bids rcccived
by (ireenhut Constructlion lfo

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St. Patrick Catholic Church
Father Roger Latosvnski
27 6th Street
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no nursery
First Assembly of God
Rev (Gvincll & Iavid Wilson
267 Brownsville Road
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no nurs,"rV
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Pastor James Williams
233 9th St
Sunday Worship 11 a m
no nursery
Carrabelle Christian Center
Donald B. Carroll. Sr. Minister
142 River Road
Sunday Worship. 10 am.
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First Baptist Church of
Mark Mercer. Pastor

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labor and supplies exceeded the
project's construction budget.
"Because the bids were higher
than we expected, we have made
prudent modifications to the
building plans to ensure the most
efficient use of the budgeted
funds," explained Matson.
For example, one suggested
change of pliiians is to house diag-
Instic services such as m4uiimog-
raphy in an adjacent medical
ollice building lather than pay
for building space for these serv-
ices in the hospital building
"T'his is a more cost-ectfec-
tive option lot building the hos-
pital, and it will be a convenient
option tor out future patients,"
said Pete ileckathorn, executive
vice president for Sacred Heart.
While the cost of the build-
ing is still over budget even with

206 Sl- Ave A
Sunday Worship, 10 55 a.m.
nursery provided
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Catholic Church
Father Joseph Ssemakula
2653 Hwy 98. Lanark Village
Sunday Mass. 10 aim
no nursery
I-astpoint Church of God
P.stIor Cascy Smith
379 Avenue E
Sunday Worship. 1 a.m. and 6
p in
nursery provided
United Baptist Church
Pastor Bobby Shiver
Brian St. and C.C. and 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

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the modifications to the plans,
Sacred Heart is moving forward.
The new Sacred Heart Hospital
will provide quality health care
to the residents of Gulf and
Franklin counties with facilities
that include:
A community hospital
with private rooms.
An emergency department.
Two operating suites.
Laboratory services.
A Medical Office Building
to provide space for primary care
and specialty physicians, as well
as various diagnostic services.
A helipad to be used by
Sacred Heart's AirHeart helicop-
ter, providing rapid transport for
trauma patients and other criti-
cally ill patients.
For more information about
Sacred Heart Health System,

Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Panacea Congregational
Holiness Church
Rev. Ronnie Metcalf
1127 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
no nursery
St. George Island
First Baptist Church of SGI
501 F. Bayshore D)nve
(on the bay)
Pastor Mike Whaley
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Children's Worship 11 a.m.
SGI United Methodist
201 I. Gulf Beach Drive
Pastor Themo Patriotis
Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.
nursery provided
Having our main church service
listed is fee. To be included submit
information by e-mail to
infiafranklinchronicle. net or by
mail to P0. Box 590, Eastpoint, FI.

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Pastor: Themo Patriotis Dir. of Creative Ministries: Dusty Turner

Dear EarthTalk:
My old computer finally bit
the dust and I am in the market
for a replacement. Are there any
particularly "green" computers
for sale these days?
- Brian Smith, Nashua, NH
Thanks in part to pressure
from non-profits like Green-
peace International-which has
published quarterly versions of
its landmark "Guide to Greener
Electronics" since 2006-com-
puter makers now understand
that consumers care about the
environmental footprints of the
products they use.
The latest version of Green-
peace's guide gives high marks to
Toshiba, Lenovo, Sony and Dell
for increasing the recyclability of
their computers and reducing
toxic components and so-called
"e-waste" (refuse from discarded
electronic devices and compo-
nents). The group also credits
Apple, HP and Fujitsu for mak-
ing strides toward greener prod-
ucts and manufacturing process-
es, but emphasizes that even
such top ranked companies have
lots of room for improvement
when it comes to the environ-
PC Magazine, the leading
computer publication for con-
sumer and business users, recent-
ly assessed dozens of personal
computers according to environ-
mental standards it developed in-
house based on energy efficien-
cy, recyclability and the toxicity
of components. The publication
also factored in various "green"
certification schemes such as the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's EnergyStar program,
the European Union's Restric-
tion of Hazardous Substances
(RoHS) directive, Taiwan's
Greenmark and the computer
industry's own Electronic
Products Environmental Assess-
ment Tool (EPEAT).
The top choices for green
desktop computers, according to
PC, are Apple's Mac Mini,
Zonbu's Desktop Mini, HP
Compaq's 2710p and dc7800,
Lenovo's ThinkCentre a61e, and
Dell's OptiPlex 755. As for lap-
tops. the greenest current models
include Dell's Latitude D630,
the Everex Zonbu, Fujitsu's
LifeBook S6510, and Toshiba's
Tecra A9-S9013.
Perhaps more important
than the green-ness of your new
computer is what you do with
the old one. Stuffing it into the
trash or setting it out for curbside
pick-up may be the worst thing
you can do with an outdated
computer, as heavy metals and
other toxins inevitably get free
and get into surrounding soils
and water. If the machine still
works, donate it to a local school
that can put it to use, or to
Goodwill or the Salvation Army,
either of which can re-sell it to
help fund their programs.
Another option is to donate it to
the National Cristina Founda-
tion, which places outdated tech-
nology with needy non-profits.
CONTACTS: Greenpeace
International, www.greenpeace.
org; PC Magazine, www.pcmag.

Page 14 May 2, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

The Franklin County Commission approved the expenditure of
$698,550.37 at their April 22, 2008 meeting. The bills are listed as fol-
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Chronicle C(rresptonlent

The Franklin County Com-
mission met on April 22, a week
later than when they were origi-
nally scheduled to meet because
of the renovations being done in
the Courthouse. The Circuit
Court session was moved to tile
Annex where County Comnmils-
sioners usudaly meet and thus the
Commissions meeting had to be
After rit unanimous vote to
accept the minutes of the April 1
meeting, Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders made the motion sec-
onded by Commissioner Bevin
Putnal to pay the county bills,
which passed unanimously.
Public Works

Hubert Chipman, Superin-
tendent of Public Works, pre-
sented his written report of the
work projects done or in progress
this month Alan Pierce,
Director of Administrative Ser-
vices, recommended that the
Hoard consider the public works
compound on SR 65 as a work
place that is not open to the pub-
lic and that the Board authonze
signs to be posted specifying
entry required authonzation of
the Superintendent or Board of
the County Commissioners
Commissioner Russell Croflon
made a motion to do so. second-
ed b"y Commissioner Putnal.
w-hich p.ased unanimously
Parks & Rcc

Van Johnson. Director of
Slid Waste & Recycling.
Animal Control and Parks &
Recreation, requested Board
action authoring the advertise-
ment of the full cost of Solid
Waste Management Annual
Report and Public Notice, which
identifies all costs, both direct
and indirect, whether budgeted
or not
During FY 2006-2007. the
lull cost that Franklin County
incurred to provide Solid Waste
Management services to the pub-
lic was S1.702,510. which is a
significant increase of $273.188.
over FY 05 06 Motion for
authorization was made by
Putnal seconded by Sanders and
passed unanimously
Johnson informed the board
that the summer hours for the
I.andfill and the Parks arnd
Reretation beach cleanup crew
would start April 1. Tlie Landfill
is now open Monday through
Friday from 7 a.m -4:30 p.m. and
on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30
p.m. The beach cleanup crew
hours are Thursday through
Monday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The
Animal Control hours remain
the same which is Monday
through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
County Engineer

Dan Rothwell, County
Engineer, requested Board
action to prepare Small County
Outreach Grant (SCOP) applica-
tions for the Fiscal Years of
2010, 2011, and 2012, which will
allow his department to fund
projects in the first, second and
possibility third years of the new
tentative work program for the
Fiscal Years of 2010, 2011, and
2012. Lake Morality Road in
Carrabelle, Ave A in Eastpoint,
Bluff Road in Apalachicola, Oak
Street in Lanark Village and Old
Ferry Dock in Eastpoint were
listed as possible projects that

with County funding for three
years of $1,050,280 and FDOT
funding of $3,150,840 will total
approximately $4,201,120.
Commissioners looked over the
projects and checked to make
sure that their District would
benefit from some part of the
proposed projects. After some
discussion Sanders made the
motipn to prepare the applica-
tions, seconded by Crofton
which passed unanimously.
Rothwell then ask for Board
action to authorize the
Chairman to sign the SCOP
grants for repairs to Gulf Beach
Drive and Carrabelle Airport
Road, which will require
$717,480 in County funds and
$957,000 in FDOT funds for a
total of $2,152,439. Motion to
authorize the signature was
made by Crofton, seconded by
Sanders which passed unani-
Commissioner Putnal asked
Rothwell to check out flooding
problems in Eastpoint caused by
yard debns having been thrown
into ditches and culverts.
Emergency Management

Butch Baker, Franklin
County Emergency Manage-
ment, requested Board action at
approve and sign a pre-event
contract for disaster related
debris management services with
AshBrtt. Inc. in addition to
three previously approved con-
ti icts with other firms. There is
no cost to have this contract in
place and will be used only on an
"as needed basis. Sanders
made the motion for approval,
seconded by Croflon. which was
unanimously approved.
Baker told Commissioners
that the NOAA Distnct Work-
shop on Disaster Management
was a huge success. Sanders
asked about the availability of
sand bags dunng an emergency.
Sanders made a motion, second-
ed by Crofton. for Baker to have
sand bags available for residents
dunng an emergency. Motion
passed unanimously.
Bill Mahan. Franklin/UF-
IFAS Extension Director pre-
sented his report, which
appeared in last week's issue of
The Chnm'lrc Mahan announced
that the Oyster Forum would
take place on April 24th from 3-
5 p.m. at the Apalachicola
Community Center. The goal of
the forum is to discuss pending
Vibrio issues and possible
research projects with
Commissioners and oyster
industry representatives.
Mosquito Control

Dewitt Polous, Mosquito
Control Director, requested
Commissioner's approval for
two part-time workers to replace
a resigning employee. Polous
brought a mosquito trap filled
with about 900 mosquitoes to
show the Commissioners how
bad the mosquito problem is this
year. Putnal made the motion to
approve the emergency hiring of
part-time workers seconded by
Parrish which passed unani-
Other issues

Matthew Johnson, Opera-
tions Manager, Tate's Hell State
Forest introduced himself and
gave an update on the forest
activities. He discussed the con-
trolled fires and amount of har-

vested timber.
Bruce Hall and Bruce Drye
discussed the revisions to the
1998 Turtle Lighting Ordinance
and said that they were not going
to press for the revisions at this
time as they felt that the public
needed more information on the
situation. Several businesses on
the beaches have refused to com-
ply with the suggested retro-
fitting of their lighting systems.
Commissioners in their discus-
sion with Hall and Drye indicat-
ed that money making business-
es and tourists had a higher pri-
ority over protecting the turtle
hatchlings. It was pointed out
that there is currently no enforce-
ment of the existing Ordinance.
Hall and Drye said they would
return to continue the discussion
at the next Commissioner's
A bid was opened for the
Alligator Point Road resurfacing
for $2,491,057.95. Sanders made
a motion to turn the bid over to
the County Engineer, seconded
by Putnal, which was passed
unanimously. Mike Shuler,
County Attorney, told Com-mis-
sioners that there was a problem
with the road resurfacing as
negotiations have broken down
with developer, Steven Fling,
and litigation is heating up.
Commissioners discussed con-
demnation of the needed land
for the road. They felt that the
road for Alligator Point should
not be held hostage by a develop-
Billy Buzzett, St. Joe Com-
pany. requested authorization of
an easement for an affordable
housing project. He said that he
will work for affordable housing
in any part of Franklin County.
Putnal made the motion to
authorize the easement, second-
ed by Sanders. Motion passed
Sheriff Mike Mock dis-
cussed the DOC contract renew-
al and security with Commis-
sioners. Mock stated that he only
wanted County inmates housed
in the County Jail and not State
inmates. He also discussed with
Commissioners a 20-30 thou-
sand dollar North Florida Task
Force Grant for cameras and
equipment to monitor cars and
people in and around the
Courthouse. Sanders made a
motion approving the request to
make application for the grant,
seconded by Putnal. Motion
passed unanimously.
Rick Marcum, representa-
tive from Opportunity Florida,
told the Commissioners about
grants and revenue sharing
opportunities that the County
could take part in. Opportunity
Florida is a marketing agent for
the State of Florida. Marcum
discussed a Job Fair for this area.
Sanders made a motion to par-
ticipate, seconded by Putnal,
which passed unanimously.
Paul Parker, Tourist
Development Commission,
requested Board approval of the
following: Expenditure of
$100,000 for the 3 Service Men
Statues and repair of the ball
parks. Motion made by Putnal,
seconded by Crofton, and passed
unanimously. Expenditure of
$60,000 allocated for infrastruc-
ture development. Motion for
approval made by Sanders, sec-

Continued on Page 15

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'I'Te Franklin Chrouicle


May 2, 2008 Page 15

J&J's Place-A new place to shop

* 3-6 p.m.: Big Bend Hospice Franklin County Advisory Council plant "
swap, Farmers Market in Apalachicola. Call Pam Albritton at 508-8749 for
info. I
* 5 p.m.: Trinity Episcopal Church Evensong, followed by a free lecture
"History of Apalachicola Architecture" at 6:15 p.m.
* 10 a.m. 4 p.m.: Apalachicola tlistoric iHome Tour. Registration at 9:30
a. m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Highwaty 98 at 6th Street. Admission on
the day of the tour is $18, with a goWllct lunch $2,8 Call 653.9419 tot
- 4 p.n.: St,. (eorge Lighthouse tuntdaset, Solretin'ls It's liottet
Seasoning Co, 37 F. 'inte St ,
* 5:3011 p..: Csrooked Rivet Lighthouse Association monthly meeting,
Cdartabhelkl Illtl V l'vcl yone invtled
S9:30 ,tn,o. to 1:30 p.ul.: Fr.ankhl County Shlit'lt Oiter'' Kids and Cop t.
* Noon: Frankhlit Cou'tlt Adrvisoi v C council Iot Bi Bend I lospice nCetitng
,it The. t;ill m Apalachtic'la ii '...

The two sisters sell cool drinks from the lemonade stand.


Jate's E. Wat/brd, S,:
Our beloved tLather. James 1F
Watford, St. a vetcrant of the
Korean War, was born on lMa
lo, 1032, aridl passed .i ay
\Wednesday, April 23 200) at his
home in Beacon Hll, Fl.. lie is
preceded in death by his loving
wife of 50 years, OdiS E
Watford; his son. Henry (Hank)
Watford, Sr.; his son-in-law.
Terrell Tharp; his father. his
mother, one brother, and two sis-
He is survived by six chil.
dren: Three sons. Tommy
Watford and wife Venita. James
IV Watford. Jr and swife Nancv.
and Tim Wattord anid twtlc
l.ynda, three daughters. Sarah
Tharp, c)ebrah S.tvers. aind

Bicnd a Waietnc and husband
Richad, .1 granddaugther who
was c~ remely special- Rita
Slollingsworth aindt husband
Mar in. IS moIr precious giand-
children. 30 geat-gra.ndchildren,
and mnls nieces Ind nephew s
Out father will be missed
deeply by all \We love sou
Daddy. AKA Papa May you
rest in peace
The funeral service was held
at 10 a i I-I T Monday. April
28. 2008 at Beach Baptist
Chapel.conductd by the Rev
David Nichols Interment tol,
lowced in the aminlv plot in lHoll
11ill ('mci ter
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dorlanti'l>. iinl I: -N Icillot" to St
Jude Ch.'ildIren: Rese.rch Hospwi
tal. Memphis, IN 3S105

Ch iron Ic .' i ii'.'vonldn
Selling lemonade on a street
coIrnc is a part of Americana
that one l Cal person has taken to
a news level
According to proprietor
Janalvn Dowden. J & J's Place
near the main int section in
Carratbele is name after her and
her sister Janice "Janice has a
lemonade stand that is also at parl
of J & J's." she said
So while J.nalvn sells her
wares located at 108 S F Ave A
in C.'.tabelle. (the old Butrd.a
I Iutgstore). her sislte JJance
l'edrtck pedals lemonade in lier
bright lemnonade stand on

Highway 98. This unusual com-
bination is as unique as the two
sisters themselves.
"I work in real estate and
my broker opened a real estate
office that had all this extra
space, so I decided to turn the
extra space into a five and
dime...make Carrabelle look
alive." Janalyn said. "In just our
short time of opening it has
expanded to include furniture,
appliances, artwork, clothes, sun-
glasses and numerous other
items that people can use...more
like a small department store
rather than a five and dime." she
continued. "I am tired of
Carrabelle looking like a ghost

Although they haven't put
up a sign yet, the store is easily
located where the road splits off
four ways: looking east,
Tallahassee Street is to the left;
Marine Street is to the right;
Hwy. 98 is straight ahead; and
Avenue A forks off just to the
The store is open Monday
through Friday 9-5 and Saturday
"Stop by and see Carolyn
Smith, our assistant who will
help you sift through our treas-
ures," Janalyn said.

Janalyn Dowden in the store.

Commission from Page 14
onded by Crofon. and passed
una.nirnousl'V Motion made for
1mp ov entmcs It Inodian Creek
Park by Putnal. seconded by
Sanders. and passed unanimous-
Parker then requested Board
action to transfer mIoney within
the TIC budget. Motion made
for approval by Crofton, second-
ed by Parnish, and passed unani-
Kevin Begos gave the Board
an update on the Lombardi
Management Plan. He expressed
concern that saflcy issues existed
at the L.ombardi property that
should be taken care of, such as
removing the rotting dock and
buildings. He hopes to have a
new dock in by June. Putnal
made a motion to approve a
clean up of the property, second-
ed by Sanders, and passed unan-
imously. He then requested
approval for application of a
grant fora boat ramp at the prop-
erty. Motion made for approval
Ib Commissioner Smokeyv

Parrish. seconded by Sanders,
and passed unanimously. Begos
requested that the
Commissioners meet at the
Lombardi property to discuss
their ideas about how the proper-
tv should be developed.
Marcia Johnson, Clerk of
Court. reported to the Board that
she was able to get a 20 year loan
for 1 million dollars from Ameris
in Crawfordville at 3.89% inter-
est for the purchase of the
Lombardi property. She also
reported that the air conditioner
in the computer room in the
courthouse had failed and need-
ed to be replaced. Sanders made
a motion to replace the air condi-
tioner, seconded by Crofton.
Motion passed unanimously.
The proper allocation of
the money gained by the Health
Care Sales Tax was discussed. It
was pointed out that the alloca-
tion of the money as spelled out
on the ballot should be adhered
to and the money put in a special
account, not mixed with money
Continued on Page 16

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The Franklin Chronicle

Following a list of the felony
dispositions in Franklin County
Circuit Court during the month
of April.
Amerson, Andrew Jack: Iefen
dant charged with violation of
probation, Defendant admitted
violation-probation modified
reinstated-any conditions not
met reimposed. Defendant sen-
tenced to 420 days in jail with
credit for 400 days served, cut-
few 7pni-7am; submit to DNA
Barwick, Sandy Shiver: Defen-
dant charged with possession ot
marijuana; possession of drug
paraphernalia; driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest; adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 1 year
probation each count with stan-
dard conditions-sentences con-
current; substance abuse evalua-
tion-follow treatment recom-
mendations within 30 days; 10
day vehicle impound; 50 hours
community service at 5 hours
per month; dui school; 6 months
license suspension; no use of
alcohol or drugs; random alco-
hol and drug testing; costs
Beebe, Dennis Lake: Defendant
charged with aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, reckless
driving. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest-adjudicated
guilty. Defendant sentenced to 6
months probation each count;
substance abuse evaluation-fol-
low treatment recommendations
within 30 days; dui school level
1; no use of alcohol or drugs;
random testing for alcohol and
drugs; no driving without drivers
license; 50 hours community
service at 5 hours per month; no
contact with specified parties;
costs waived.
Chambley, Ronald W.: Defend-
ant charged with felony battery

Commission from Page 15
in Weems Hospital accounts.
Alan Pierce told the Board th.-'
he has met with representative..
from both Weems and the
Franklin County Health Depart-
ment to discuss cooperative
efforts between the two health
care providers. The issues dis-
cussed were allowing Weems to
be a draw center for blood work
instead of the Health depart-
ment and possible collaboration
for adult primary care in
The Franklin County Lit-
eracy Group came before the
Board with their concerns about
upcoming budget cuts. They
were told to prepare their budget
as had been directed to all non-
governmental agencies and then
come to the Budget workshop to
work out the details.

2nd or subsequent offense.
D)elind'ant entered a plea of no
contest; adjudicated guilty.
I etfendant sentenced to I year
and I day at )DC, with ciedil
for tnime served of 8 days, subnillt
to DNA tests $762 costs.
Cooper, Charles B.: Defenduant
charged with sale of controlled
substance; sale of controlled sub-
stance within tx000i of a chiuch,
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest -adjudicated guilty
Defendant sentenced to 36
months at DOC for each count-
sentences concurrent, submit to
DNA tests; S820 costs.
Curry, Bobby Jr.: Defendant
charged with battery on a child
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest-adjudicated guilty.
defendantt sentenced to 5 yrs
probation; credit for I day jail
served; curfew 10pm to 6am; no
unsupervised contact with chil-
dren-only his own; 400 hours
community service at 5 hours
per month; submit to mental
health evaluation-follow treat-
ment recommendations within
30 days; appeal right waived, no
contact with victim or family-
directly or indirectly, submit to
DNA tests
Hill, Angela Zannette: Lken.-
dant charged with sale of con-
trolled substance within 1000ft
of convenience store Defendant
entered a plea of no contest-
adjudication withheld.
Defendant sentenced to 42 days
in jail with credit for time served
of 42 days; 30 months probation;
substance abuse evaluation-fol-
low treatment recommendations
within 30 days; no use of alcohol
or drugs; random testing-pay
costs; submit to DNA tests; $510
Irvin, Leon W.: Defendant
charged with 2 counts of sale of
marijuana. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest-adjudicated


'gu tll 1l )cli' l Idant seniite 'ced to I1
Vye.i .'t1d I dliy 11t 1)(O C' loi each
cIIUIIt sC-IHVeIII 'ces 0l l In I i'onH t'il-
le(nt, credit lth imie se ved of -11
days'; no alcohol ti dfitig use,
.illdoli tesitliUgnp ys' cosis, t)
tlays adlininistlativet piobation;
any new violation of ainy law
violaies Iprobation, suibm lto
I )NA tests, $ 102it costs
Joyner, Amy M.: Delfendant
charged with sale of controlled
substance Defendant entered a
plea of no contest-adjudication
withheld Defendant sentenced
to 36 months probation; 63 days
jail with credit for 63 days
served; no use of alcohol or
drugs; random testing-pays
costs; obtain substance abuse
evaluation-follow treatment rec-
ommendations through DOC or
DCF $510 costs
Keith, Thomas A.: Defendant
charged with 2 counts of sale of
marijuana, delivery of marijua-
na. possession of marijuana with
intent to sell or deliver.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest-adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 24
months at IX)C. submit to DNA
tests, firearms and currency for-
frited; $510 costs.
Lambeon, Jamie L.: Dcfen.
dant A-harged with 2 counts of
sale of controlled substance.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest-adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 90 days
in jail with credit for 42 days
served; 36 months probation;
submit to substance abuse evalu-
ation-follow treatment recom-
mendations within 30 days; no
use of alcohol or drugs; random
testing-pays costs; submit to
DNA testing; $1520 costs.
McCoy, Andrew D.: Defendant
charged with violation of proba-
tion. Defendant admitted proba-
tion violation-probation revoked
-adjudicated guilty. Defendant

sentenced to 24 months proba-
lion (new); )0 days jail time,
with credit lin 21 days served;
submit to substance abuse evalu-
alton follow ialeiment recom-l
mIenddalions within 30 days; sub-
nit to I)NA tests; costs waived.
Millender, Brett R.: Defendant
charged with 2 counts of posses-
ston of a controlled substance;
drug possession-marijuana; pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Defendant sentenced to 30
months probation on 1st two
counts; 12 months probation
counts 3 and 4; sentences to run
concurrent; submit to alcohol
and drug evaluation-follow treat-
ment recommendations within
30 days; no use of alcohol or
drugs; random alcohol and drug
testing-pay costs; $470 costs.
Provenzano, Michele D.: De-
fendant charged with violation
of probation. Defendant admit-
ted violation-probation modi-
fied, reinstated. Defendant sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail with
credit for 12 days served; submit
to DNA tests.
Raffield, Ashley Ronald: De-
fendant charged with dealing
stolen property, burglary of
structure, grand theft 3rd degree.
Defendant adjudicated guilty.
Probation reinstated-modified-
any conditions not met reim-
Richardson, Reeliah:
Defendant charged with posses-
sion of marijuana-over 20 grams.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest-adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 30
months at DOC; submit to DNA
tests; $410 costs.
Scott, Ramah Tulane: Defen-
dant charged with violation of
probation. Defendant admitted
violation-found in violation-
revoked; adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 38 days

in jail with credit for 38 days
served; 24 months probation;
submit to substance abuse evalu-
ation-follow treatment recom-
mendations; curfew from 7pm to
6am.unless at school or working,
otherwise need prior approval.
Seamon, Tonya Charlene: De-
fendant charged with violation
of probation. Defendant admit-
ted violation-adjudicated guilty-
probation revoked. Defendant
sentenced to 30 months at DOC;
credit for 287 days jail time
served; submit to DNA tests.
Topham, Amanda: Defendant
charged with driving while
license suspended felony.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest; adjudication withheld.
Defendant sentenced to 18
months probation; standard con-
ditions of probation; no driving
without drivers license or permit;
submit to DNA tests. $410 costs.
Wilhoit, Robert S.: Defendant
charged with sale of controlled
substance. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest-adjudication
withheld. Defendant sentenced
to 45 days in jail with credit for
42 days served; 30 months pro-
bation; submit to substance
abuse evaluation-follow treat-
ment recommendations within
30 days; no use of alcohol or
drugs; submit to random testing-
pay costs; attend 2 AA or NA
meetings per week; submit to
DNA tests; $640 costs.
Wilson, Dakota A.: Defendant
charged with 3 counts of forgery,
3 counts of uttering. Adjudi-
cation withheld-pending. Defen-
dant sentenced to 6 months in
jail with credit for 77 days of
time served; submit to DNA
tests; probation reinstated-termi-
nate upon completion of jail
time; costs waived.




Attorney and Counselor at Law

Criminal and Juvenile Defense

State and Federal Courts

3 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL

Defending people accused of crimes since 1988




The Franklin Chronicle


May 2, 2008 Page 17

Thousands turn out for Boat Show

Anita Grove, Executive Dir-
ector of the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce, said the
10th Annual Antique & Classic
Boat Show on Saturday, April
26, had a great turn out, proba-
bly 3,500-4,000 people.
Below are the results of the

Best In Show/Locally Built
Boat: George Watkins & Jimmy

Second Place/Locally Built
Boat:: Joe Hutchinson

Best In Show/Locally Built
Work Boat: Franklin County
Seafood Workers

Best In Show/Overall: Fred

Best In Show/Launch:
Laurence Kolk

Best in Show/Runabout: Lew

Second Place/Runabout: Roger

Best In Show/Sailboat: Helen
& Bill Lankford

Second Place/Sailboat: Russell

Best In Show/Skiff: Richard

Best In Show/Paddlecraft:
Michael Grace

Second Place/Paddlecraft:
Michael Grace

Best In Show/Power Cruiser:
LuLu Bell Joe Roszkowski

Best In ShowAntique Motors:
Ray Maloney

Best In Show/In Water
Sailboat: Fred Beauchemin

Best In Show/Dory: Don

Second Place/Dory: Greg

Second Place/Antique Boat &
Car: Wayne & l.nda lBatc,

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ft. historic building, a 2,280+/-
sq. ft. home/office, supporting
buildings and 58+/- ac. of prime
development land with commer-
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One tract has frontage on the
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purchase price of $69,900 with
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via a 30 year mortgage at a fixed
interested rate of 6.00%.

The 16th Annual Apalachi-
cola Historic lome Tour is
scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd.
Trinity Episcopal Church
wais first known as Christ
Church. It was prefabricated in
New York State and shipped
down the ', st cost and around
tlie tip of the Florida peninsula
by schooner. It was finished in
I838 at its current site on Sixth
Street. The Historic Home Tour
is held each year in order to help
keep this historical building in
good repair.
This year, the featured home
is the Weting/Knight House.
This Queen Ann style house,
noted for its craftsmanship, was
built in 1895. It has 1200 square
feet of spacious verandas and
balconies, overlooking the Apa-
lachicola Bay. The interior is
constructed of red cypress and
oak. The floors are of heart
pine. This home will be on dis-
play during the tour from noon
until 4 p.m. Eleven other historic
homes will be on display from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally,
there will be several Inns and
Bed and Breakfasts' open to the
In the early to mid 1800's,
Apalachicola was the third
largest cotton shipping port on
the Gulf, after New Orleans and
Mobile Settled in the early days
bv northern cotton commission

merchants, this lovely, thriving
port town is now supported by
its seafood industry and tourism.
Many historic houses, inns,
churches and commercial build-
ings remain. More than 225 res-
idences were built in the 1800s
and over 100 were built between
1900 and 1910. All of these
homes are lovingly maintained
by Apalach families. "Star of
the Tour" is always Trinity
Episcopal Church. It is always
open on the day of the tour, with
hosts to guide visitors. On dis-
play, will be the 1842 silver com-
munion set, which is normally
kept in a safe, along with the
Hodges' Bible. At the outbreak
of the Civil War, members
rushed the communion silver to
Marianna, where it was sewn in
a mattress for safekeeping. The
Erben tracker organ is still in use.
The organ has been updated and
now uses electricity for the blow-
er. The "Ascension" stained
glass window, centrally located
above the altar was created in
1922 by Jacoby Art Glass Co.
Jacoby was located in St. Louis
and was one of the century's
major American stained glass
studios. A 1995 survey stated
that the window is the most artis-
tically significant window
between Pensacola and
Jacksonville. Admission on the
day of the tour is $18.

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coral and other suitable materi-
als, and hand-crafted leather car-
rying cases.
Quite a few folks had their
hearts stolen on Saturday, caught
by the Franklin County Animal
Shelter's booth staffed with vol-
unteers and shamelessly tempt-
ing all lookers with a collection
of furry, soft orphans who plead-
ed with eloquent liquid eyes for
new homes. Shelter Director
Kam Marxsen said early
Saturday afternoon, "So far we
have found homes for five pup-
pies and at least four kittens, and
1 think we'll find homes for more
before we're done here today."
She was right in that assessment;
at least one of the puppies, a
boxer-lab mix who was adopted
by Michele Doner and Randy
Golightly of Tallahassee, must

have convinced her new "par-
ents" to go back and bring one of
her kennel-mates home with her.
As always there was plenty
of satisfying food available, from
the usual "fair food" of funnel
cakes, kettle corn and corn dogs,
to hearty Greek, Italian and
Polish meat kabobs, sandwiches
and sausages, to searing
Caribbean sauces and mari-
There was lots of entertain-
ment as well. Beginning with the
pet parade Saturday morning,
with pets in costume or just
showing off au natural, followed
a bit later by the "fishy fashion
show," hosted by Tamara Allen,
suitably arrayed ,as a queenly
mermaid while she introduced
the participants, ladies modeling
various "styles" in the very latest
in piscine glamour, utilizing

everything salty, from shrimping
net and oyster sacks to seashells
and beach flotsam. Tim Allen
even revived his swashbuckling
pirate image to represent the
other hall' of the human race.
Other entertainment came
from the popular "Coo-Coo the
Clown," who kept kids and
adults alike laughing with his
clever sleight of hand and broad
comedy with the assistance of
young audience members and
other bystanders.
Musical entertainment and
more comic antics was on the
venue with the "Alabama Blues
Brothers" who gave two per-
formances Saturday afternoon.
Sunday's entertainment featured
local blues/rock band
Locomotive, as well as a spirited
kayak race on the river.

Above: Michelle Doner and Randy Golightly, of
Tallahassee, had their hearts stolen Saturday by
this boxer-lab puppy from the Franklin County
Animal Shelter.

Left: The "sand castle" constructed by Sand
Sculpture Odyssey at the head of Marine Street
welcomed visitors to the Riverfront Festival.

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