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Statue set for July

Apaitw'acicola t 'ci to
international history

Chronicle Coiurryy'nJlnt
Ater 7 long years, with a
series of ihallengre and obsta-
cles, Veterans Memorial I'l.ia.
and the Three Servicemen Statue
replica will finally become a real-
ity. Only in recent weeks, follow-
ing the groundbreaking ceremo-
ny on March 22, has the project
intensified to a level previously
unseen to this point.
The plaza has recently been
a flurry ol men and cquipmenti
hurrving about, each with their
appointed tasks, workingg toward
the common goal Looking over
the sit., one can see the p'roir t
JIt rmllincdl tikkig shape.
Cobblestone pavers of contrast-
ing gmp.ti have been placed in cir-
cular \ surirouning. the
11.iLpolr and statue loca.tio'n
inside those circular w.ilk.l .'
the bright grcll shades Of the
kra-, will highlght a I' r.11111111
contrast rt natural colors across
the plaza \VWhC completed.
your eyes will almost invan.ibly
be drawn to the bronze color of
the Three Servicemen Statue in
the center of the memorial,
The base of the monument
is in place. a.aitirng the arrival oi
the ,frikinr black !.!!iti
pedestal from Atherton.
Gti'rgi.i ltch'int. rli ,. the statue
detail replica % ill be on its way
from the i Iliitt Gantz foundry
in Farrmingd.ilc N.Y. Mean-
while, l.indsi.iping and planting
of trees, shrubs, grilundnl.,er, is
continuiing in preparation for the
final touches.
Wheln the io tnli):ii ceremo-
n\ of Veterans Memorial Plaza
takes place around mid-July,
Apalachicola will be forever tied
to a piece of interna-
tional history. At the focal point
of the Plaza will be the partial
replica of the Three Servicemen
Statue, the inl one of its kind,
The full sized Three
Servicemen statue is located at
the Veterans Memorial in
Washingtln. D).C
Composed of three men car-
rving infantry weapons the stat-
ue grniiping has been called both
The Three Soldiers and The
Three Servicemen. The men are
wearing Vietnam War era uni-
forms and could be from any
branch of the U.S. military dur-
ing that time in history.
Interpretations of the work vary
widely. Some say the troops have
the "thousand yard stare" of
combat soldiers. Others say the
troops are on patrol and begin
looking for their own names as
they come upon the Memorial.

This brochure is being used to help support the pr

The goal of the late Frede-
rick Hart was to create a sculp-
ture which was a moving evoca-
tion of the experience and serv-
ice of the Vietnam veteran, He
described it as follows: "The por-
trayal of the figures is consistent
with history. They wear the uni-
form and carry the equipment of
war; they are voting The con-
trast between the innocence of
their youth and the weapons of
war underscores the poignimcv
of their sacrifice. There is about
them the physical contact and

sense of unit\ that I'
bonds of love and sac
the nature of men a
yet they are each a
strength and their %
are both evident. The
ism lies in these bond
in the face of alonene
The lead soldier
eled after a 21-year-
who was station
Washington, D.C. ar
The soldier ,.ii v'ing t
gun on his shoulder

eled after a Cuban-American,
and the African-American is a
composite of several young men
who the sculptor used as models.
"The Three Servicemen
Statue at the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial captures a full range
of emotions. Taken as a whole,
the statue symbolizes the spirit of
compromise and reconciliation.
Like the Vietnam War itself, the
controversy over the creation of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
divided America while inflicting
deep wounds among the veter-
ans. The proposed design for the
Victnam Veterans Memorial
angcrtd some Vietnam veterans
and others who felt that it did
not convey the heroism, patriot-
ism, and honor inherent in most
war memonals. To them place-
ment ,It the memorial below-
gi~undii level hid it mlrm view.
whlle its color i11ntilr hinted at a
Slit Inrl of shame T1heiy though
the memorial toct d ir 1 too much
Son death and loss. Ii:l '!hr
.'l\; ritlll lnn StaIue as a com-
promise to that .mnntl!ve.\ a
comp'ronmic that sought to con-
tinu e tlic hl.ling of a nation."
F rakcn from NI'S gov & thus in
the pubhle domllainl)
l1u ring the \Vrnam \War
Amencan servicemen and
..- women served their country with
heroism and determination
under some of the most difficult
circumstances ever encountered.
Tagric..ill upon their return
home the\ received irtuall, no
recognition for their service and
sacrifice because of the raging
domestic controversy over U.S.
plllhis in conducting the war.
Apalachicola is rwcpcscnta.
tij of the nim.mi small Southern
towns that were home for larig
numbers of Vietnam service
members. It is c'pect'l'd the
Thrcc Servicemen Sa.ltu South
% ill become a poiliulat Jdslitn.
tion for those wanting to pay
trnuilt to the men and women
who served and sacrificed Jiring
the V'cti.niIi War,.
The Veterans Memorial
Pla'..' pi'iir t is under the direc-
tion and leadership of J.Iinn\
Mosconis, Apalachicola native
oIjet. 'and decorated veteran of the
e(ptikL the win.un \'.iT If you want to
rifice that is learn more about the Three
it war. And Servicemen St.iItu Southl. you
lone. Their can visit online at www.threeser-
ulncrabilitv You
it true hero- ;may also call 850-.53-1318. You
Is of loyalty can persoinall' take part in the
ess and their p icict by purchasing a brick on
the website for the Circle of
r was mod- Freedom sMitiunding the Veter-
old Marine ans Memorial Plaza. If you are
,d in the interested in the overall Veterans
ca in 183 Memorial and the oi iginal Three
hie machine Servicemen statue, go online to
r was mod-


Big Daddy & Red Hot Java


babies &

Tillie Miller Park in Carra-
belle will be the site of a day of
celebration, fun and music on
Saturday, May 17.
The City of Carrabelle will
formally dedicate the Tillie
Miller Park, located on NW
Avenue F and 1st Street, in
honor of the heroic midwife and
nurse who cared for the people
of Carrabelle and birthed so
many of our citizens.
Here are highlights of the
10 a.m.: Bear Awareness
\Wrkshop given by the Flonda
Wildlife and Conservation
1I a.m.: Fun activities put
on i\ local nonprofit organiza-
12:30 p.m.: Group photo
oI all of Miss Tillic's babies at
the Bandshell.
1 p.m.: Dedication of the
['.irk by the Ma'or and City
Commission followed by refresh-
2 to 3:30 p.m.: Free con-
cert of Blues in the Park featur-
ing internationally famous blues
band, Rir Dadd\ & Red Hot
Java. Sound system for the con-
cert will be provided by Gene
Sto\er and Impulse PrOductions.
For more information con-
tact: Carrabelle CARES, 697-
2141 or Tamara Allen 697-8380


Chronicle C ,rir';,''nlront
On Saturday, May 10, the
Cariabelle United Methodist
Church held a ;tanding-ioon
onl\ service to honor the memo-
ry of former Mayor Charles A.
Millender, Sr., who passed away
on Tuesday. May 6.
MMan members of the large
flanih. friends and community
leaders were present to share
their memories of Cartabelle's
"candyv man" who passed away
peacefully on Ma\ 6.
Pastor Julie Stevens opened
the service with a prayer, and
then introduced Katherine Mock
to sing a hymn, the lovely "I Will
Talk to My Father for You".
Cheryl Glass said, "Daddy had
asked for her to be the one to
.sing at his service a long time
aigo; she has such a lovely voice,
and he loved to hear her sing in
Continued on Page 18


Page 2 May 16, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

The American poet and
humorist Strickland Gillilan
(1869-1954), wrote of mothers,
"You may have tangible wealth
untold; Caskets of jewels and
coffers of gold. Richer that 1 you
can never be I had a mother
who read to me."
I realize Mother's Day was
last Sunday but as the week
unfolded and the day grew clos-
er, I began to notice something
that we seem to pretty much take
for granted these days; newspa-
per, radio, and TV ads were beat-
ing on my door trying to sell me
things to prove to my mother
that I love her and I felt terribly
insulted! Surely if Mom were
still living, I could find a lot bet-
ter way of letting her know my
appreciation than with a $40 box
of candy or a $450 flat screen TV
(whose day?) or a $3 Hallmark
card from the drugstore, couldn't
I? Anna Jarvis (1864-1948), who
conceived the idea of a day to
honor mothers 100 years ago,
later was horrified at the com-
mercialization of the day she
envisioned as a holy day honor-
ing mothers, to be celebrated on
Sunday so churches could partic-
ipate. By the way, the reason for
the carnations is that they were
her mother's favorite flower.
Among other things. Jarvis said.
"A printed card means nothing
except that you are too lazy to
write to the woman who has
done more for you than anyone
in the world "
So how should we honor
and show our love for this amayi
Ing woman who has done so
much for us' Holw about a hug

and an "1 love you, Mom," not
just on Mother's day, but often
all year long. Or, how about writ-
ing a letter once ai week or so. A
year's weekly postage is only a
bit more than half the cost of
that box of candy and lasts about
51 weeks longer. If you're still at
home, how about after those
inevitable battles, going up to
Mom and saying, "Mom, I'n
sorry I lost my temper. I really do
love you; you're my Mom."
That's enough; you get the idea.
You're smart enough to figure it
out tromn there. There is more
love in one hug from a loving
child than in all the hallmark
cards or boxes of candy ever
Cinco de Mayo
Last week we reported on
the Cinco de Mayo celebration
on St. George Island, which
raised funds for the Cape St.
George Light restoration proj-
ect. I got a note from Dennis,
Terry, and Skip this week with
the wonderful news that the art
auction, drawing, and party
raised a NET of approximately
Although they expected a
smaller turnout than last year.
they DOUBLED last year's
event proceeds With an auction
revenue 50o higher and four
times the contributions and
inmbenrships of last ea.i trilhey
Judge that everyone tdid anl .anma
ing job T here is a huge lit of
people wlm deserve thanks for a
job well done but special thanks
arc due to Susan McClendon,
who organized. solicted help.
and made things happen

Saucer won
the chaim-
pagne cruise on the Heritage.
The cruise is for twelve people
and should make a wonderful
party. Congratulations, Richard.
You worked hard for the light-
house. You deserve this win.
Frank Latham memorial
Memorial services were held
Monday for Frank Latham, St.
George Island resident and past
president of the St. George
Civic Club. Frank was a mem-
ber of the St. George Island
United Methodist Church. He
moved to the Island following a
teaching career in the Ocala area
and became a well-known and
well-loved Island resident. Frank
Latham will be very much
missed by his family, his friends
and his church family.
Clean-up reminder
Don't forget the Island
clean-up this Saturday, May 17.
Meet in the parking lot West of
the lighthouse at 9:30 a.m.
Also, don't forget Father's
Day coming up on June 15th.
"I cannot think of any need
in childhood as strong as the
need for a father's protection."
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Until next time. God Bless,
and keep those e-mails and let-
rers coming If you have infor-
mation from Eastpoint or St.
George Island that you think we
should be aware iof or if you
wish to cominent on the content
of the column, contact me by
phone at (850) 927-2899 or e-
mail tjloughridgeta

Do you fish? Get these 3 tools

Some saltwater anglers are
punsts --they would fish with the
simplest rod and reel. Others
won't leave dock without gear
sophisticated enough for military
No matter what their incli-
nation, as of June 1 many
anglers will have to add three
tools to their tackle boxes. New
state and federal regulations will
require fishermen angling for
reef species in the Gulf of
Mexico to carry circle hooks
when fishing with natural bait, a
dehooking device and a venting
With the rule change fast
approaching. Florida Sea Grant,
in affiliation with the University
of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agrcultural Sciences. aims
to quickly help bring fishermen
up to speed
Along with developing Web
sites and brochures. Sea Griant
will host workshops across the
state along with the Floid.i Fish
and Wildlife Conset valton
"Florida is the number one
fishing destination in America,,"
said Chuck Adams, IFAS miiine
economics specialist for Sea
Grant. "But history has shown
us that we have to work to keep
it that way."
Saltwater angling is an $8
billion industry for the Sunshine
State, but the millions who cast
lines can contribute to ovcrfish-
ing. As a result, the types, sizes
and numbers of fish that can be
caught have become tightly regu-
lated, leading to a rise in popu-
larity of catch-,and-relnase prac-

"It's worked to a degree."
Adams said. "It's not a stopping
point, though There are more
anglers every year, and the fish
don't get any better at not bit-
The three new tools are
designed to improve a fish's
chance of surviving once
released The most tried and true
are circle hooks, used with live or
cut bait.
Shaped like a capital "G"
instead of the conventional j
shape, the rounded hook with its
inwardly angled point is
designed to slip out of a fish's
throat or stomach, but easily
catch on the fish's lip.
The benefits to the fish are
obvious, but the circle hooks
have their own pluses for anglers
.J-hooks nmusl be "set" 'v ,a
pcif'ectlv timed Icik of the line
thit imbeds the hook iust ais the
fish takes tile bit A ptopce set
can be fiiistraiiniglv elusive In cidce hooks I(l\y on .1
smooth motion that allows ithe
hook to set on its own.
Once the fish is reeled in, the
next tool comes iio play.
A dehooker is a1 straight
piece of wice with a1 curve or
loop at the end. It's used to dis-
lodge the hook from the fish's
mouth without removing the fish
from the w.iter.
"The less you handle the fish
out of the water, the better its
chances are going to be," siy's
Bryan Fluech. Collier County
Sea Girant m marine agent.
Keeping the fish out of water
deprives it of oxygen, and han-

dling its skin or scales removes a
protective layer of mucous.
But taking the fish out of
water can sometimes be the best
way to save it. Often, when fish
are caught in deep water, the
pressure change while being rap-
idly drawn to the surface can
cause an intenor organ called a
swim bladder to expand or rup-
When that happens, the
escaped gas gets trapped in the
fish's body cavity and exerts
pressure on its internal organs.
Releasing a fish in this condition
renders it unable to return to its
home depth and exposes it to
However, a properly trained
angler can help the fish survive
using a venting tool.
A preferred variety of the
tool. developed bv IFAS and the
Mote Miaine Laboratory, is
much like a hypodermic syringe
with the pluingei pulled out, The
angle: laivs the fish on its side.
sticks the needle in behind the
peclotal fin at a1 45-degicee ingle.
and waits foi the delating-bal-
loon sound to stop.
Aflte venting, the fish can
hide f' om predators and make a
speedy recovery.
"Individually, fish are a lot
more resilient than we give them
credit fir," Adams said. "This is
.1 good thing because, collec-
tively, people can be a lot more
damaging than we like to think."
State wildlife officials say
they will give anglers time to
adjust to the new rules belbre
aggressively enforcing them.

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Fri Sat I Sun I Mon Tue
5116 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/2 &

storms pos-

6:45 AM


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

6:44 AM

More sun
than clouds.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
upper 60s.

6:43 AM
A.'.7, iK

Highs in the
upper 80s
and lows in
the low 70s.

6:43 AM

Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
upper 60s.

6:42 AM

Florida At A Glance





Area Cities '

Clearwater 87
Crestview 83
Daytona Beach 90
Fort Lauderdale 88
Fort Myers 91
Gainesville 86
Hollywood 88
Jacksonville 87
Key West 85
Lady Lake 89
Lake City 85
Madison 85
Melbourne 90
Miami 86
N Smyrna Beach 89

mst sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny

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

pt sunny
pt sunny
mst sunny
pt sunny
mst sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
mst sunny

National Cities

I ouston
Los Angeles

pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny

Minneapolis 72 55 mst sunny

New York
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington, DC

mst sunny
mst sunny
mst sunny
pt sunny

Moon Phases

First Full Last New
May 12 May 20 May 28 Jun 3

UV Index

Fn Sat Sun Mon Tue
5/16 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/20

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The Franklin Chronicle


May 16, 2008 Page 3

Another busy weekend for Carrabelle

Well, we had a break here,
with no big events except
Mother's Day to distract and
entertain us, but this coming
weekend promises to make up
for it with two big events occur-
ring almost simultaneously.
First, don't forget that Tillie
Miller Park in Carrabelle will be
the site of a day of celebration,
fun and music on Saturday, May
17, The City of Carrabelle will
formally dedicate the Tillie
Miller Park, located on NW
Avenue F and Ist Street, in
honor of' the heroic midwife and
nurse who cared for the people
of Carrabelle and birthed so
many of our citizens.
Just so you won't be late or
miss any of the good stuff in
The events begin at 10 a.m.
with a Bear Awareness Work-
shop given by the Florida
Wildlife Commission, complete
with trash can refits, tips for
coexisting with bears, and lots of
activities for the kids.
Then at 11 a.m. will see fun
activities put on by local non-
profit organizations, and at
12:30 p.m. there will be a group
photo opportunity of all of Miss
Tillie's babies at the bandshell in
the park.
Then, at 1:00 p.m. the dedi-
cation of the park will be held by
the mayor and city commission,

i ..

Internationally Famous Big Daddy & Red Hot Java who deliver up "Booty Quakin' Soul
Shakin' Progressive Urban Blues. 'Cause the Blues is a feeling' that burns in your soul! Lace
up your boots and leave your troubles at the beach!"
followed by a treat of cake and with your lawn chair or blanket for Four Offshore Tournament.
punch. and join in and enjoy the fun! "I still haven't got all the reg-
The real high-steppn' fun Back on the waterfront istrations in," tournament organ-
gets underway at 2 to 3:30 p.m. izer Brian Hurley said Monday,
with a free concert of blues in C-Quarters Manna is getting "but we do have about 50 spon-
the park featuring internationally ready for the onslaught of sors, and at least 25 of them have
famous blues band. Big Daddy & anglers expected this weekend a boat entered as well. The ban-
Red Hot Java Come prepared for the inaugural ReelPro Four quiet at the Silver Slipper in

A4.o4s4 C14-4d&

IBy Laurel Newman

Tallahassee was a huge success,
both monetarily and for fun
value. It's going to be a great
start for the new tournament."
Here in Carrabelle, Millard
Collins at C-Quarters has been
taking registrations as well, and
preparing for the busy weekend.
"Registrations are coming in
here pretty regularly," he said
Tuesday. "The captains' meeting
will be here Friday evening, and
we expect more then. We're put-
ting on a low-country boil for the
captains and crews, and we are
expecting a real good turn-out,
depending on the weather. It's a
good time of the year for fish-
ing," he continued. "It's not too
hot, and the weather should be
good. We are looking forward to
a lot of fish and a lot of fun."

Beating gas prices with motorized bikes

C hrwnicl' Crr)IrlndeIrnt
As fuel prices risc on an
almost daily basis, more people
are less inclined (or able) to
devote an increasing amount of
their income to the process of
getting around on their daily
In Carrabelle, more and
more people are choosing to
walk a few blocks to the grocery
store, post office, library, phar.
macy or convenience store than
to use even a small amount of
gasoline for such routines.
Others are riding bicycles, or
running electric-powered golf
carts to get them around town.
Motorcycles are seen with more
frequency during the workweek.
having made the leap from
"weekend warrior" status to
respectable. even enviable high-
mileage. n-vogue daily trans-
portation. They come in all sizes.
from the big hogs to the little
scooters that buzz along like
wind-up toys made for people
Now, there is a new opportu-
nity to get around without feed-
ing the insatiable automobile. or
the initial expense of an iron
horse ,and all its armiorinpg .cou
terments. It's the motorized bicy-
cle. which is an affordable option
for almost anyone.
Cases in point, Carrabelle's
Jimmy Akers and Bobby Turner.
Akers has been riding his motor-
ized bike for some time around
Carrabelle on his daily errands;
Turner just recently purchased

Jimmy Akers, left, shows off his cheap transportation, while Bobby Turner is in the process of building his own from a
motorizing kit.
the motorizing kit and installed claim 150 mile per gallon, a con- 1 pass the gas station, with my Akers asked innocently, always
it on a bicycle of his own. siderable improvement over even money sale in my pocket, not the straight man.
"It's a 48 cc engine," he said, the 50 miles per gallon that being sucked out of it," Turner
"and it will do up to 35 mph." many motorcycles attain. gloated.
The engine specifications "I'll be laughing every time "What's a gas station?"

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New subscription rates
The Franklin Chrnicle is instituting new subscription rates this
week to better reflect the cost of mailing.
And guess what? Unlike the price of gas, milk and just about
everything else, the cost of an annual subscription to The Fkanklin
Chmnicle is going to DECREASE for most of our readers.
That's because last week, the U.S. Postal Service let us know that
our application to mail at periodical rates has been approved. Under
a formula that's way too complicated for me to explain (much less
understand), this means that the cost of mailing The Chronicle will be
determined by where you live. It will
cost more to mail a newspaper to a sub-
scriber in California than it will to mail
a copy to Georgia. And it will cost more
to mail a copy to a reader in Georgia
than it will to a reader in Tallahassee.
And it will cost.more to mail a copy to a
reader in Tallahassee than to a reader in
Carrabelle. You get the idea-the closer
the reader, the less it costs.
That's why, beginning this week, we
T1 4 &449 have three tiers of mail subscription
rates: $20 to mail within Franklin
By Russell Roberts County, $25 to mail to other counties in
Florida, and $30 to mail anywhere out-
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decrease for readers in Franklin County and the state of Florida.
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The Franklin Chronicle's old e-mail address. hoffer53,
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Also, our correct telephone number is 670-4377. The old number,
670-1687, has been disconnected. If you call the old number, a
recording will give you the correct number. Also, we print the correct
number in the newspaper every week.
Random thoughts
This week in Tallahassee, a bobcat was killed by Game
Commission officers so it could be tested for rabies after it attacked a
woman and a dog in a park. The newspaper quoted a witness as say-
ing it was a shame the bobcat was killed. After all, she said, "we're
the ones that invaded their habitat."
OK, I get the point, but isn't that a bit silly? We invaded their
habitat? It's not uncommon to hear such rubbish after animal/human
encounters. It kind of makes sense when the attack happens in the
sea. After all, humans don't have fins. The water isn't our natural
habitat. But there's no logic to that reaction when a bobcat comes out
of the woods and attacks someone in a park. "Their habitat?" Just
exactly where is humans' habitat? Should we all stay indoors?

+S The


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Volume 17, Number 20 May 16, 2008
Publisher & Editor
Russell Roberts
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Oh, how she
The other morning on the TV they had a spe-
cial program dealing with the tragedy and heart-
break and personal loss of losing a dearly loved
spouse after many years of faithful marriage. It
seems that many a spouse actually devolves into a
state of depression.
They often lose their
personal commitment
to life. Some become
so tragically morose,
that they make them-
selves sick and often
die not too long after
their long tune com-
panion has passed.
This made me Tie*
think about my per .
sonal situation. My By Richrd E. Noble
wife andhave beenByE.
together now for over
thirty years. We are exactly like the type of people
being discussed in that study. We have been
through the bad and the even worse; we have done
with little and totally without; we have never been
richer but we have often been poorer and we're still
here-together, till death do us part.
The more I thought about that study the worse
I felt. I could not stop thinking how terrible it is
obviously going to be for my poor wife when I am
no longer here. Oh my, how she is going to miss me
when I'm gone. It makes me sick at heart to even
think about it. I don't really know how she will be
able to cope.
I can imagine her waking up at three o'clock in
the morning because the automatic yard light went
on-and it will actually be the yard light and not
me looking for a book to read in the bedroom
because I can't sleep.
Then the morning sun will finally be on the
horizon. She will step into the living room to turn
on the TV and she will not have tripped over a pair
of my sneakers and dirty socks that would be in
front of my big easy chair. She will sigh and mum-
ble to herself, "I guess he is really gone."
She will go to the sink to get coffee water and
there will be no cereal bowl with dried-on milk
from my late night snack sitting there staring up at
her. A small tear will drop from the corner of her
When she goes to do the laundry there will be
no wet, smelly towel sitting in the bottom of the
bucket. Never again when she's cleaning up the
yard or mowing the lawn will she be able to look
over at the porch and see me there drinking a beer
and reading my book. Who will she find to hold

Nill miss me!
the other end of that 2x4 she needs to cut? I'm sure
her heart will sink-if not break.
When she is talking with one of her sisters or a
friend on the phone she will no longer be able to
say, "Well, of course Richard doesn't agree with
this but ..." When a battery dock or smoke detec-
tor stops or anything breaks or there is a new ding
on the car door, there will be no Richard to accuse,
it will have to be all her fault. This alone could
make life very difficult for my poor beloved. She
may not want to go on. (Excuse me while I blow
my nose-this is really beginning to get to me.)
How horrible this is all going to be for her.
When she wants to buy something at a depart-
ment store she will just buy it and there will be no
one there frowning and making her feel guilty for
doing so. The checkbook will always be balanced
and there will be no un-entered or misdated checks.
There will be no one to tell her that her moth-
er didn't really know what the heck she was talking
about, or that her father had a legitimate right to
get drunk every now and then-as does her hus-
When I'm gone, life is truly going to be a sad
experience for my poor darting. This is very sad. I
have always told my wife that I was put here for her
by God, so that she could stop thinking about her-
self. The burden of her happiness has been my bur-
den and my goal in life.
Now what will she find that could ever replace
me? Is there anything that could really replace me?
I think that all of you out there know the answer to
that question as well as I do.
She will be a ship without a sail or a rudder.
She will be a soul lost in the darkness. Just thinking
about how she will miss me when I'm gone is
almost enough to make me weep. Her life will be
like a Greek tragedy. When I am gone she will be
so alone. She will be in such misery. She will have
only her own thoughts to frustrate her. It will be so
And there I'll be-up in heaven-counting my
blessings and reaping my reward. Don't worry
sweetheart, I'll put in a good word for you with
"the Man" upstairs.
Richard E. Noble is a freelance writer and has been a res-
ident of Eastpoint for around thirty years. He has
authored two books: 'A Summer with Charlie," which is
currently 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 Motherv" which will
be. published son.

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Tips for hurricane

season and claims

(c'o'k lfst th'' ,C lt A'n't'v
HI hurricane season begins
soon and otur anxiety heightens
as storms crop up in the waters
around us. Much will be written
about getting prepared with ade-
quate emergency supplies as well
as evacuation routes. There will
be a line or two written about
"gathering up your important
In the event of a catastro-
phe, there will be many claims,
some more severe than others,
but all prioritized by the persons
inconvenienced or truly devastat-
ed. Patience will be a virtue in
short supply. Until you need to
make a claim, you may not real-
ize how important your assis-
tance will be to your agent and to
the adjustor and to the eventual
resolution of your claim.
I offer these tips.
Review your policies,
including deductibles. If you
have policies that come due dur-
ing the season, it is critical that
they be paid on time. Ask your
agent to review your coverages
with you. Loss of Use and Fair
Rental Value have very specific
guidelines. Make no assump-
tions. Whether a wind loss has a
hurricane deductible or "other
wind" deductible is in statute
and not a point to argue.
Review the mortgagee infor-
mation. Checks are paid to you
and the bank that owns your
mortgage. Let your agent know
if any change has been made or
loan number revised.
Keep your policy informa-
tion accessible although your
agent will be able to access infor-
mation as well.
Ask your agent what the dis-
aster contingency plans are for
the agency. Are records stored
off site though an agency man-
agement system? Are they part
of the agency Buddy Program
promoted by the Florida
Association of Insurance
Agents? This is a partnership
with Florida agencies to help fel-
low agents when possible.
Take photos of valuables
and your property. Dated/time
photos are valuable as are
Do everything you can to
protect your home, autos and
valuables. If you evacuate, take
what you can with you. Nothing
replaces personal responsibility.
Take photos after the loss. If

vo il don hiavea ,t digital t'.i m tine
yIV sonum disposables lust for the
purpose of taking photos "aicti
the fact."
Make sure your home
address is visible before and after
a storm.
When a claim occurs you
can contact your agent or go
directly to the company. They
will give you a claim number and
tell you when an adjustor will be
out to review your loss.
Depending on the severity and
how widespread the loss is, this
could be several days.
Do everything you can to
mitigate any further loss: tarps,
boards, etc. Take photos of
everything even piles of
destroyed items to show the
Save all of your expense
receipts associated with protect-
ing your property after a storm.
You will be asked to get esti-
mates for repair. You might want
to have some phone numbers
lined up from local contractors
and repairmen. There are many
licensed, insured and reputable
ones in our area.
Your agents' responsibility as
to file your claim and to assist
you with the adjustor, if neces-
sary. He/She will not make the
decision as to value of property
loss or as to whether the claim is
"wind or wave." The adjustor
typically does not hav. contact
with the agent unless they can-
not locate the property or need
contact information. They will
deal with the insured directly.
While your loss may be of
great inconvenience or hardship
it is well to be mindful that there
may be others more in distress
than you ar Representatives
from the companies often come
to the assistance of the local
agents who are dealing with anx-
ious customers while they them-
selves may have had devastating
loss to the agency property as
well as personal concerns. This
on site assistance is a tremen-
dous help to all concerned,
Again, nothing replaces per-
sonal responsibility for our own
lives and those of others, espe-
cially those unable to do so, our
pets and our belongings. I
believe that we show the better
sides of our humanity when
faced with a common peril. God
Bless us all during the months
and years ahead.

What the 'shell' is going on?

N tlti 'lotl ',tllt: \V 'l c ,i ld
to the lC'SWA tlls week ,ti'outl .t
bargeilc dtiipinlg whltc powilde iIn
the bay. T''h I:'SWA is aware of
it, and also objected to it being
put itI the bay,
However the Florida t)e-
parltment of Atluacultute part
of the state Depaltment of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services -has approved this par-
ticular product as cultch materi-
al. While there has been quite a
stir created by the FCSWA once
again, objections were raised at
the Task Force and the
FDOACS but the FCSWA objec-
tions fell on deaf ears.
A meeting with FDOACS
officials proved less than assur-
ing to President John Richards
as he stated his opinion that the
product could in fact harm the
bay. While experts tried to
assure the "limestone" or "fossil
shell" was not harmful to the bay
and not the same kind of lime
that has been prohibited for use
in country clubs and golf courses
as well as all major develop-
ments along the coastline, the
fact remains that the quantity of
this product has never been used
in a productive bay of this nature
before What part of lime in
limestone is not understood?
Nine-hundred tons of this prod-
uct will be distrbuted on Grady
Lcavens leases.
Assurances by the FDOACS
that this material will not harm
the bay does little for the men
and women who work the bay
on a daily basis, and the lack of
consideration to those objections
does even less. There are also
some very strong feelings about
the grant monies appropriated

T4 cdl I4r4'

I By Linda Raffield

this product and paying the
FDOACS to distribute the prod-
Much attention has been
focused around the policies and
the interaction. While FDOACS
is for the most part, supposed to
be fair and unbiased in all mat-
ters, there seems to be little that
is unapproachable from the
broader spectrum of some of the
dealers and processors of the
area. On the other hand the
FCSWA has had little success
asking for the departments help
on the issues of monopolizing
markets, price reductions and
equal compensation to workers
as afforded to dealers/proces-
In the past week it should
have become apparent that the
"poor old seafood workers" have
had enough. We are tired of
being used for others to make a
profit at our expense. While oth-
ers have reaped the benefits on
behalf of the "industry," the
actuality is that the workers
themselves are the ones who
have the most to lose and have
lost the most and yet still struggle
just to make a living the way they

have foir generations.
The ICSWA and the ones
we represent are not asking for a
hand out, but a hand up and to
be recognized for whom they
represent, and what they repre-
sent. Our mission is: "To pro-
tect, preserve and promote the
bay, the worker, and the industry
with the culture, heritage and tra-
ditions this community was
based around." Even the con-
cept itself, which is in the mis-
sion statement of the FCSWA,
has been mimicked by others
and yet the FCSWA is still the
only one holding true to its mis-
Especially now with so
much focus on "think green, pre-
serve history, preserve nature,"
what could be more in line than
the one sustaining industry
Apalachicola Bay has always
provided? What part of the gov-
ernors memo did the depart-
ments not get "think green"? It
does not take a scientist to real-
ize the natural shell which comes
from the bay (which is called
green shell) is still the best cultch
material there is; no one does it
better than mother nature her-
However the natural shell is
being sold by the tons, and at a
hefty profit, so apparently greed
is more important than making
certain without a shadow of
doubt or room for error that
Apalachicola Bay and the
seafood industry has the best,
opportunity to sustain itself
That's what the "shell" is
going on!
LiUda Raffidd is secretary of the
Fhrnklin Counfy Sarfod Workers


Republicans meet May 21st
The May meeting of the 2008-2009 budget. In April, have questions for Ms. Gander
Franklin County Republican Ex- Marcia Johnson, Clerk and and Mr. Carnley, please submit
ecutive Committee and friends Chief Financial Officer for them to me by Mayl4th. I will
will be held on May 21st. We are Franklin County brought us up eliminate duplicate questions
returning to the Owl Caft. I to date on revenues, expenses and submit the remainder to Ms.
believe this site offers an atmos- and required reserves. This Budez I believe this process will
here for conducting a business month we will hear from knowl- result in an informative discus-
meeting, enjoying good friends edgeable people on the status of sion.
and great food. The meeting will financing the Franklin County In-order for arrangements to
convene at noon. District Schools. be made for seating, please,
We will continue in our May Ms. Denise Butler, member please acknowledge your inten-
meeting of becoming more of the Franklin County School tions to attend and if you will
informed on Franklin County Board, will be the program mod- bring guest. I look forward to
budgets, taxes and expenses. In erator. Our Guest will be Ms. Jo seeing you and having a good
our March meeting, Alan Pierce, Ann Gander, Superintendent of meeting.
Director of Administrative serv- Franklin County District Willie Norred
ices, discussed the budget Schools and Mr. Sam Carnley, St. George Island
process with emphasis on the District Finance Officer. If you.

It's time for Iraqis

When the war in Iraq was
first proposed by the Bush
Administration nearly six years
ago, those affiliated with the
Administration and the Defense
Department, including President
Bush, former Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld, and former
Deputy Secretary of Defense
Paul Wolfowitz, emphasized
that the Iraqis had the means to
finance the reconstruction of
their own country. More recent-
ly, at a speech in June of 2005,
President Bush said, "As the
Iraqis stand up, we will stand
After five years and over half

I rr

By Rep. Allen Boyd

a trillion dollars spent in Iraq, I
believeah ft is ti.e4 for the Iraqi
government to step forward to
meet more of its security and'

D stand up
reconstruction expenses. It is
clear to me that doing so should
be a source of pride for the
Iraqis, and it should be a point of
insistence for the United States.
Recently, I renewed efforts
that would require the Iraqi gov-
ernment to take more responsi-
bility for its security and recon-
struction costs by introducing
the Iraq Shared Investment Act.
This legislation calls on the Iraqi
government to utilize its expect-
ed $12 billion budget surplus and
estimated $56 billion oil revenue
stream to help pay for its own
f security and reconstruction:
Under the Iraq Shared Invest-'

ment Act,
the U.S. tc
Forces wt
loan, rath
repaid to
The I
Act also c
money fo
ing for n
Iraqi gove
tribute fun
Aten the n
'0,S, Igove

their country
Funding provided by pay down the nearly $10 trillion
o Iraq for training and U.S. national debt.
of Iraq Security Our own country's econom-
ould be treated as a ic troubles are no secret, and the
er than a grant, to be billions we have spent in Iraq,
the American taxpay- largely borrowed from foreign
countries like China, have con-
raq Shared Investment tribute to our lagging economy
ratess a shared pot of and have worsened the fiscal
)r the Iraqi and U.S. health of our country. We must
nts to contribute fund- look for ways that will allow the
mutually agreed upon Iraqi government to pick up
action projects. If the more of the tab for their own
mrnment does not con- security and reconstruction
hiding to this trst fund, costs. The Iraq Shared
noney prevido W bg the Investment Act is legislated at
rnment foi Iraq r coh- '4 if do just that' by ma Ihe
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With Rep. Kendrick are, from left to right, (front row) Barbara Lee, Miranda Banks, Katrina
Prickett, Brittany James, Kiani Segree, and Adrienne Jones; (back row) Zack Ward, and
Cody Klink.

Student leaders visit the Capitol

Recently a group of Frank-
lin County Student Government
officers from the East Campus in
Carrabelle, along with Barbara
Lee, sponsor, visited the Capitol
to get a glimpse of the govern-
mental process.
The students met with Rep.
Will Kendrick (R-Carrabelle)
and presented him and discussed
issues and concerns with educa-
tion and the impacts of this
Legislative Session on the
upcoming year.
Rep. Kendrick was pleased
to see the excitement when they
learned they were to be recog-
nized in the Gallery from the
floor of the House Chamber.
Later he met with the students in

Boyd Report from Page 5
Iraqi government less financially
dependent on the U.S.
Additionally, the Iraqi peo-
ple benefit from increased
involvement in the future of their
own country. Having the Iraqis
pay more for security, rebuilding.
and stabilization will give them a
greater stake in the success of
this work.
In the coming weeks. I will
be working with my colleagues
on the House Appropriations
Defense Subcommittee to push

his office and encouraged them
in continuing to develop their
leadership skills that they are
already demonstrating by serv-
ing as officers of the Student
Kendnck also discussed the
legislative changes to the current
testing and school grading sys-
tem that will be effective next
school year. He then reflected on
his participation in Student
Government and how that
played a role in decisions he had
made in his adult life and helped
prepare him for the responsibili-
ties of public service
Kendnck said. "You can be
anything you want to he You are
showing leadership skills to.lay

for the inclusion of the Iraq
Shared Investment Act in the
emergency supplemental bill that
Congress is drafting While we
may not be able to change our
police' in Iraq under the current
Administration. I believe that
this common sense loan propos-
al is something that both sides of
the aisle can support
The Iraq Shared Investment
Act is simply about responsibili-
ty and commitment. The Iraqis
must take responsibility for their
country and demonstrate a com-

Study hard and work smart. You
never know where it may lead
In his fourth and final term
in the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives, Rep. Kendrick
serves on the K-12 Education
Committee and is a Member of
the Policy & Budget Council
which provides a direct correla-
tion between education and the
"It's great to see the enthu-
siasm in these young adults.
Visiting the Capitol is certainly a
great opportunity for them." said
Kendnck "They represent the
future leaders and lawmakers of
Florida." Kendnck continued.

mitment to their own success by
assuming more of the secunty
and reconstruction costs. The
Iraqi government has a burgeon-
ing budget surplus and a surging
oil income. It just makes sense
for the Iraqis to bear a larger
share of the costs of secunng
and rebuilding their country I
encourage the President to
uphold the statement he made in
2005 now is the time for the
Iraqi people to stand up. so that
the Amrencan taxpayers can start
to stand down

* 9 a.m.: St. George Island clean-up day.
* 11 a.m. 3 p.m.: Bear Day and dedication of Tillie Miller Park in
* 5-7 p.m.: American Legion Post 82 steak night. Steak, potatoes,
,Tew toast, salad, and dessert. $9.
* 10 ajm.: Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged
CoordiDating Board meeting, Franklin County Health Department,
Conference Room, 139 12th Street, Apalachicola.
* Jll0 a.m.: Sea Oats Garden Club meeting at the Carrabel Library
Brch. for information call Arlene at 6979790,
* 7(30 p.m.: Presentation on Big Bend lighthouses, at Tallahassee
Community College's Wakulla Center, just south of Crawfordville on
Highway 319.
* 11 a.m.: American Legion Post 82 in Lanark Village Memorial Day
event to honor veterans. Flag-raising service at the Post, followed by a
short memorial service and a luncheon prepared by the ladies of the
Post Auiliary.
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di between the ages of 4 ad 16. Wooley Park in Panacea.
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May 16, 2008 Page 7

Peter.. Crowell, CFP, Presents

Weekly economic update for
the week of May 12, 2008

Quote of the week
"In many cases, the more you try to compete, the less competi-
tive you actually are." -Kathy Sierra
How high can oil go?
Crude prices climbed above $126 per barrel on Friday, marking
an advance of nearly $10 on the week. Retail gasoline prices averaged
S$367 a gallon on Friday. Tuesday,
Goldman Sachs analyst Arjun N. Murti
spurred price gains with his view that oil
prices may reach $150-200 per barrel by
2010. Signals that the European Central
Bank will hold interest rates steady also
kept prices high last week, boosting the
euro versus the dollar.
Deal on housing rescue plan?
r. Ut Ti The White House may seek a com-
promise on the housing relief bill con-
Sponsored by ceived by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.),
Peter F Crowell, CFP approved in the House but not yet in the
Senate. The Bush administration had
stated it would veto the bill; it favors its proposed regulatory overhaul
of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and higher limits for FHA-insured
mortgages, but it does not think taxpayers should bear costs of up to
$2.7 billion to support the program.
Trade deficit shrinks
Americans bought fewer imports in March than they had in six
years, the Commerce Department reported Friday, The trade gap
shrank to $58.2 billion, below the $61 billion median forecast of 71
economists polled by Bloomberg News.
Fed sees less emergency borrowing
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve released a report noting that
Wall Street investment firms had averaged $16.5 billion in daily bor-
rowing from the Fed's new emergency lending program during the
past week, as opposed to $18.6 billion the week before.
Winning streak ends
Thoughts that the commodities rally might cool acted to cool
down the markets. The S&P 500 declined 1.8% for the week.
% Change Y-T-D -Year 5-Yr Avg
DJIA -3.91 -4.84 +9.63
NASDAQ -7.80 -5.35 +12.17
S&P 500 -5.45 -8.95 +9.75
(Source USATodavcom. CNNMoney com. 5/9/08) Indic- cannot be
invested into durcty. These returns do not include didends
Riddle of the week
What is the longest pair of English words that are pronounced
the same but share no common letter? See next week's Update for the
Last week's riddle
Anne and Bonnie each have several dresses. Bonnie says to
Anne: "If you give me one of your dresses, I will have twice the dress-
es you have remaining." Anne replies: "If you give me one of your
dresses, we will have exactly the same number of dresses." So, how
many dresses do Anne and Bonnie each have? Answ er5 and 7dress.
Peter F Ceowell is a Certified Financial Planner in Tallahasse and a
Franklin County property owner. Contact him by e-mail at, or by mail at PO Box 590, Easrpoint, FL 32328
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Ths Week's Answer

Cogno's Corner
Answer to question #165 is: False.
All life requires some form of energy. The most available source of
energy is often light energy. However, when little or no light energy is
available, some forms of life are able to live on energy they create by
breaking apart molecules. This is called "chemical energy."

1. Blue toon
6. Rock bottom
11. URL ending
14. Cooperstown's
Paul or Lloyd
15. Greet the day
16. -Locka, Fla.
17. "Texaco Star
Theater" host.
19. One-eighty
20. Actress Vardalos
21. Apartment
vacancy sign
22. Explorer da
24. Timeline breaks
26. "That can't bel
27. Peyton's QB
28. Word on Irish
30. Ever and
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a fishing


I've been thinking about
how to plan for a fishing trip.
Some friends are coming this
week from Kentucky and Perry,
Florida, with a boat and the
game plan for the expedition is
being formulated as this is being
Major bite time is 7:43 a.m.
so a very early start is in order.
We have to get our red snapper
in state waters which basically
means Franklin County reef. We
have to finish up there if we want
to keep any red snapper. We will
probably start around the C-
Tower (about 15 miles out from
Sikes Cut). There some good
spots for getting live bait around
the tower.
If you go, keep well off the
tower-200 to 300 yards-other-
wise you will get into bigger fish
which will tear up your Sabiki
rigs. While at the tower, we'll
anchor up so we can fish toward
it and hang over a chum bag.
With the water temperatures
well into the 70s there should be
a good shot at a cobia. Also king
mackerel are just showing up so
a flat line with wire leader batted
with a cigar minnow or live bait
will be put out. We may also do
some trolling.
Then we'll head toward the
Franklin County reef or try for
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them up in the chum.
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inshore, redfish are in the
Apalach on up to the Jackson
River. The other day Charles
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too windy for the Bay so we went
to a place on the Jackson River
where I've been catching some
fish. The first 6 fish were caught
by this reporter and Charles,
who is the Dean of Eastpoint
Anglers, was a mile off his usual
excellent game. We moved to a
new spot and Charles came bat-
tling back He got some nice 14
to 18 inch hybnd stripers and the
biggest fish of the day, a 7 pound
shepshead' Just before we quit
for the day he hooked a hybnd to
tie the score with two out in the
bottom of the ninth to stretch a
baseball.analogy somewhat. It's
always great fun to fish with
Charles because he obviously
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of stones (some true) and he
bnngs plenty of fresh bait.
Still no pompano for me and
precious few for other fishermen,
I've been informed. Will keep
trying for a week or so more but
then I'll shift over to speckled
trout, Spanish mackerel, and
tnpletail. Tarpon will be a big
prionty for me this spnng and
The Branch Office will be
fishing this weekend, May 17
and 18, in the Big 4 tournament
out of C-Quarters Marina in
Carrabelle King mackerel, gag
grouper, cobia, and Spanish
mackerel are the quarry. A
report on our success (or lack
thereof) will appear here next

Some major bite times for this
week are:
Sat., May 17, 10:10 a.m.
Sun., May 18, 10:51 a.m.
Mon., May 19, 11:35 a.m.
Tues., May 20, 12:23 p.m.
Good fishing and tight lines!

Jeff lardi, a retired attorney and
liftimefisherman, resides happily in
Eastpoint. Surrounded by some of
the best angling waters anywhere, he
takes full admwntage by writing this
column for the Chronide and doing
Shorelines, a Forgotten Coast TV
program, requiring him to fish as
often as he can When not fishing,
he's talking about fishing. You can
contact him at chatch8888@

White Trash Bash: Bring a designated driver to

the annual Dog Island event to operate the boat!

Chronicle Correspondent
The annual Memorial Day
weekend gathering of boats.
both power and sail, is set for
Sunday, May 25, and area boat-
ing fans are already making
plans. The big party event, in
recent years, has been held in the
anchorage in Shipping Cove on
the bay side of Dog Island, and
has been attracting more boats
every year.
In past years, some Carra-
belle residents recall. It was a
rather sedate get-together for
boating friends and families to
meet and raft up for a day (o vis-
iting, picnics, water sports and a
little fishing at one or the other
end of the island. (Memories dif-
fer between West end and East.)
Gaye Lass said, "A group of
us from the ABYC (Apalachi-
cola Bay Yacht Club) used to get
together and sail, or power
down, and spend the day just
having fun. At one time, there
was a guy who brought a barge
out and anchored it, and we
would use it for a dance floor."
Not all memories are so
rose-hued, however. One Carra-
belle fisherman, when he heard
that version, snorted with laugh-
ter. "It's always been a big
drinking' party," he said, "Long as
I remember, whole boatloads of

FWC Officer Michael Slotin inspects a fishing boat at a C-Quarters slip Monday.

people would go out there with
cases of beer, coolers full of ice,
bottles and mixers, raft up
together, and party on the boats,
crossing the decks to visit, play-
ing music 'til the sun went down.
Had to go to at least one every
year, for one reason or another."
In recent years, with new

regulations limiting the use of
alcohol on boats, the marine offi-
cers of the FWC(Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission) have been empha-
sizing all aspects of safe boating,
and enforcing those regulations,
whose penalties are similar to
operating a motor vehicle while

FWC Officer Michael Slotin
said Monday, "There will be a
lot of people out there that week-
end, so we will probably have an-
increased presence there, and be
performing safety checks. We
really want everyone who goes
out on a boat to enjoy them-

I -

I By Laurel Newman

selves, and come home with
nothing worse than a sunburn or
an empty catchwell to spoil their
Safety rules to keep in mind
are life vests for everyone
aboard, a working radio, lights,
fire extinguishers and flare kit on
board. Have a designated opera-
tor if consuming alcohol is on
the day's agenda. Many boating
accidents are the result of an
impaired operator, and many
tragic injuries and/or deaths
may have been avoided without
the influence of alcohol.
So go have fun, stay safe,
and leave the booze at home if
you are going to be responsible
for getting your boat and passen-
gers out and back safely!
For boating rules and regula-
tions, visit

The Franklin Chronicle


May 16, 2008 Page 9

Panacea free Kids' Fishing Clinic set for May 31

Teaching children a lifelong
hobby, instilling an appreciation
for our marine environment, and
providing a fun, family outing
are the objectives for the Panacea
Kids' Fishing Clinic.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC), the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge,
Wakulla County, St. Marks
Refuge Association and the
Sport Fish Restoration Program
present a FREEI Kids' Fishing
Clinic for children between the
ages of 4 and 16 on Saturday,

May 31. Registration will begin
at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The
clinic will be held at Wooley
Park in Panacea.
This free event enables
young people to learn the basics
of environmental stewardship,
fishing ethics, angling skills and
safety. In addition, environmen-
tal displays will provide partici-
pants with a unique chance to
experience Florida's marine life
Kids' Fishing Clinics pro-
mote several goals, but the main
objective is to create responsible

marine resource stewards by
teaching children about the vul-
nerability of Florida's marine
ecosystems. In addition, the clin-
ics aspire to teach fundamental
saltwater fishing skills and pro-
vide participants with a positive
fishing experience.
Fishing equipment and bait
will be supplied for children to
use during the clinic, but those
who own fishing tackle tare
encouraged to bring it. A limit-
ed number of rods andl reels will
be given away to participants
upon completion of the clinic.

If conditions allow, partici-
pants will have the opportunity
to practice their new skills and
fish from the dock. This event is
a photo catch-and-release activi-
ty, and all participants must be
accompanied by an adult.
Individuals or companies
interested in helping sponsor this
event or volunteer at the clinic
should contact Gus Cancro with
the FWC at 850-488-6058 or
l.ori Nicholson with the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service
at 850-925-6121.

FWC asks boaters to wear life jackets, pay attention

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) reported 77 boating
fatalities for 2007. Though this
number may be disconcerting,
following a few simple rules and
paying attention while boating
can make the difference between
a safe and enjoyable day on the
water and one that ends tragical-
Gov. Charlie Crist and
Florida's cabinet members
passed a resolution today pro-
claiming May 17-23 as National
Safe Boating Week in Florida.
The FWC is using this event to
announce the kickoff of the
"Wear it Florida" campaign,

which is ained at encouraging
boaters of all ages to wear a life
jacket while boating.
browningg is the leading
cause of death in boating acci-
dents, and there's an easy fix
wear a lite jacket," said Lt. Ed
Cates of the FWC's Division of
Law Enforcement. "There are
several styles of life jackets avail-
able that won't interfere with
your boating experience and
may save your life."
Today's boaters can choose
from several models of light and
comfortable inflatable belt pack
and over-the-shoulder style life
jackets that can be worn while
fishing or enjoying the sun and

do not interfere with boating
Accidents occur without
warning, and, it for some reason
you end up in the water, quite
often it's too late to put on a life
"The second leading cause
of death in boatulg accidents is
boaters colliding with other
boats or objects," Cates said.
"With the growing number of
boaters in our beautiful state, it's
important to pay close attention
to everything that's going on
around your boat."
Statistics repeatedly show
that boaters who have taken a
basic boating safety class are less

likely to be involved in a boating
"The frequency of boating
accidents in Florida and their
causes would probably be a
shock to most people," Cates
said. "We spend a lot of time
reviewing and analyzing boating
accident data and compiling that
data into an annual statistical
report. Our ultimate goal is to
change accident trends in our
state and reduce the number of
accidents, injuries and deaths on
Florida waters."
The 2007 Boating Accident
Statistical Report is now avail-
able online at

Two wildfires prompts

closing of Highway 67
Two wildfires have prompt- diverted to CoR 7. which gies
ed the overnight closing of State from Telogia to Carrabilc .f
Road 65 fromn County Ro i,.I 7 One the fire ,.. II1 ,I the
In Telogia. Li.bcrtr C'ounty, to Apalachicola National Forcest ". " -'
US '8 in Franklin C'ountv on and the other was in late hll
Tuesday night State Forest.
Traffic on SR 65 is being -' .

News4 o0 FWC

Fishing agreements
Florida and Georgia recent-
ly cancelled a longstanding
agreement that allowed both
states' resident senior citizens to
go freshwater fishing or hunting
in either state without purchas-
ing licenses. However, special
regulations adopted by the two
states for Lake Seminole in
Jackson County and the St.
Mary's River in Nassau and
Baker counties remain in effect.
The regulations spell out
that fishermen under age 16,
those legally licensed in either
state, exempt anglers or those
who have obtained a free perma-
nent license can fish in either
water body.
The waters of Lake Semin-
ole where Florida anglers may
fish are generally defined as all
waters south to the Jim
Woodruff Dam and east to the
area known as the Booster Club,
and extending northwest across
the lake to the tip of land at the
junction of the Flint and Chatta-
hoochee rivers. Georgia resi-
dents, without a non-resident
Flonda fishing license, can fish
the waters of Lake Seminole to
Florida State Road 271.
The agreement covers the St.
Mary's River, with the exception
of its tributaries on the Georgia
Bag limits for freshwater fish
on both water bodies are as fol-
lows: black bass-10 (must be 12
inches or greater); bream-50;
crappie 30; pickerel-15; and
stripers/white bass-Lake
Seminole-15 (only two 22 inch-
es or larger); stripers/white
bass-St. Mary's River-2 (both
fish must be 22 inches or larger).
Quota hunts
FWC will be accepting
applications June 2-12 for quota
permits to hunt on wildlife man-
agement areas (WMAs) next
On many WMAs, quota per-
mits are required for hunters
wishing to hunt during the first
nine days of the general gun sea-
son as well as for other hunts,
including the archery and muz-
zleloading gun seasons.
Worksheets are available at They
also will be available from coun-
ty tax collectors' offices, license
agents and FWC regional offices
beginning May 23.
To apply, take a worksheet
to any license agent or tax collec-
tor's office or apply online at begin-
ning 10 a.m. (EDT) June 2
through midnight June 12.
Worksheets for recreational
use permits are now available at
MyFWC. com/hunting.
Recreational use permits are
issued on a first-come, first-
served basis beginning 10 a.m.
(EDT) June 4. Also, worksheets
will be available June 5 for hunts
involving airboats, track vehicles,
quail, youths, families and
mobility-impaired persons.

"Steps to Unlimited
"W'honrr niwants to sour frelv c',M the unlirritel ilthwav of
possibilities nmust first take vTp "
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
The First Graduating Class from the new consolidated Franklin
County Schools will he the "Seahawk Seniors 201WS" We arr 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 ricme up with a
fundraiser that truly bnngs us all together as a community and recog.
nizes you &s a donor
Leave Your Mark' In appreciation to our community and your sup-
port. we are offenng the first "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 expern-
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 vour message to make
it unique to each donor, as seen above Engravement up to 2 1 ties
with 16 letters each line
2. Stones are approximately 12" round in diameter and 1" 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 rmanv
stones as you would like, each having a unique personalihed message
Each stones will be displayed at the new school You may purchase
additional stones for your private garden to shiow votlt expanded
school spirit
Phone Number
Personal Engravement:__ ____...__

Stones Purchased:. Check Enclosed $:
MAKE AND MAIL CHECK TO: Project Graduation 2008
(All donations are tax deductible). 661 U.S. Hwy. 98, Eastpoint,
FL 32328.
Thank you very much for teaming with the Scahawk 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 he 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 senior
expand their possibilities. Many students might not have the
resources to further their education, but with your help they can
achieve avenues they thought would not be possible. The proceeds
from this program will be used as follows: Project Graduation 2008
and to beautify our new Franklin County School Campus.
Protect Graduation has been a very successful program in Franklin
County Immediately after graduation, all seniors return to the
school gym. where they will stay until the next morning. We call it
Lockdown. dunng that time. we have safe and entertaining activi-
ties for them that will last all night until the next morning. These
activities will also include educational information regarding col-
lege and how to manage their money and time well All who attend
will be awarded equal amounts of the Prolect Graduation 2008
Scholarship Fund that comes directly from the Living Tree
Donation Fundraiser
Tis 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 sec
for future years to come As an appreciation to your donations, we
will he placing vlou name on the beautiful Donor Tree Wall for all
who enter the Franklin County School Campus to see. Your dona-
lion 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:
Slow many trees will you be donating:_
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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It's a swingin', ring-a-ding-
dingin' good time with this col-
lection of four cinematic romps
from the early 1960s featuring
Frank Sinatra and various mem-
bers of his Las Vegas "Rat
Pack," which included Dean
Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter
Lawford and other suave stars of
the day. Ocean's 11, about a
scheme to
pull off an

heist, is the
kingpin of
the collec-
tion, which
a I s o

includes 4 For Texas. Robin and
the Seven Hoods and Sergeants
3. DVD extras include commen-
tary by Sinatra's son, Frank Jr..
and his longtime friend Angie
Dickinson, a set of Rat Pack
playing cards and a 24-page
recreation of the original
Ocean's 11 press book.

Hiya, Kids!
4-DVD box set ($34.99)
Even if you didn't grow up
on television in the 1950s, you'll
still get a rol-
licking retro
kick from
this collec-
tion of 21
episodes of
some of
TV's most

Saturday-morning kids' shows
from the era. including Howdy
Doody, The Paul Winchell
Show, The Rootie Kazootie Club
and Sheena, Queen of the
Jungle. Roy Rogers, Annie
Oakley and The Cisco Kid ride
the range, Sky King patrols the
air, Flash Gordon protects the
world from interplanetary evil
and Lassie is America's premiere
pooch in this nostalgic black-
and-white world of wholesome
laughs, squeaky-clean fun and
all-American derring-do.

Ride Atlas of North
Anniversary Edition
Softcover ($34.95)
Timed to coincide with this
year's 105th anniversary of
Harley-Davidson, this handsome

special edition from the map-
making gurus at Rand McNally
is tailor-made for motorbikers.
With guides to 25 scenic, open-
air rides across North America,
trip tips, seasonal information
and a state-by-state Harley deal-
ership locator, there's also a pull-
out wall map that tracks routes
from 105 U.S. cities to Milwau-
kee, the site of Harley David-
son's Aug. 28-31 anniversary cel-
ebration. All in addition to Rand
McNally's always-useful, updat-
ed maps
of all 50
C ,Canada,
Rico and

A Visual

Softcover, 288 pages ($29.95)
Stunning color photos bring
you closer than you'd ever want
to stand to some of the world's
most spectacular active volca-
noes and take you on a tour of
craters formed by these majestic
mountains of fire, once thought
to be the home of the gods. Even
though Volcano is also full of
facts-you'll discover how and
why eruptions occur, learn about
legendary catastrophes and find
out that about 50 volcanoes blow
out somewhere on our planet
every day-it's the nearly 300
pictures that make you really feel
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complete an approved OHV safety course
in Florida or another jurisdiction, and
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The Franklin Chronicle

According to the
Florida Photographic
SArchives, this photo
taken in 1959 shows
Linda Sharpe on the
beach with Lynn
Sharpe in the back-
ground on St.
George Island. It is
from the Florida
-b -Department of
Commerce collec-
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Big Bend Hospice honors volunteers

with Heart of Hospice award

Jerry Patton. Cecile Rosser
and Dorothy "Ma" Troch have
been awarded the Big Bend
Hospice "Heart of Hospice"
This special award is pre-
sented to those volunteers who
go the extra mile for Big Bend
Hospice patients and staff.
The Caring Quilters. a group
of community volunteers who
craft homemade quilts for BBHI
patients and families, quilt spe-
cial hearts which are included as
the focal point in each Heart of
Hospice award.
Jerry Patton served as the
Facilities Manager for Big Bend
Hospice from 2001 2005 before
retiring and becoming an active
volunteer. "There has never
been a time when any of us have

called upo-n Jerry lor help that he
has turned us down. including
helping to put up and decorate
our 1S fioot Tree of Remem-
brance in the Tallahassce Maill
each holiday season." said
Laurie Ward. Community
Outreach Coordinator "He
gives of himself so freely and
joyfully that he is just an inspira-
tion to all of us'"
Cecile Rosser and "Ma"
Troch have been volunteers with
the Big Bend Hospice Canng
Tree Program. which meets the
unique needs of grieving chil-
dren and teens, for over 3 years
She faithfully creates by hand
unique small. stuffed felt hearts
or "feelic hearts" which are
given to children, teens and
adults served by The Caring

TIree She has used her sewing
skillss to assist with sc\eral other
pro.jccls. and has touched thou-
sands of lives over the years with
her small gifts of love. support
and hope
Cecile Rosser volunteers
faithfully to assist with Children
and Teen Nights and with
Camp-Woc-.c-Gone. an annual
grief camp She bnngs with her
over 80 years of life experience
and through her generous and
calm spirit. breaks down genera-
tional barriers to bring a unique
and valuable perspective about
life and loss to those served by
The Canng Tree Program. Past
recipients of this special award
include Sue ldelson and Wilma

Marianna vets clinic to open mid-June

This week, Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida), a
veteran of Vietnam, celebrated
the impending opening of the
new veterans' clinic in
Marianna, at a dedication and
ribbon cutting ceremony. The
new community-based outpa-
tient clinic (CBOC) in Jackson
County will begin taking appli-
cations and scheduling patients
for future appointments begin-
ning June 5 and will open for full
services mid-June.
In January, the VA announc-
ed that the location for the
CBOC in Jackson County would
be at a former medical practice
office building located at 4970
Highway 90, just east of the
State Road 71 intersection.
"I am proud of this new vet-
erans' clinic, but more than that,
I am proud of the veterans it will
serve," said Congressman Boyd.

"Our veterans deserve the best
care we can provide, as close to
them as we can provide it. With
over 75,000 veterans in Noith
Florida, this new veterans' clinic
really is an extraordinaii victory
for our veterans."
Veterans who have not pre-
viously enrolled for care in VA
will be seen first. Patients cur-
rently being seen by a VA
provider who wish to transfer
their care to the Marianna
CBOC are asked to continue to
see their current provider.
These veterans will be added to a
waiting list and will be worked in
for appointments after the newly
enrolled veterans are seen.
The clinic will be a primary
care facility that also can provide
mental health services, treat
chronic diseases, and perform
wellness screenings. -The VA
anticipates that about 4,000 vct

crans. both new and existing.
will be served at the Mananna
Since 2004. Congressman
Bovd has been wo king with the
VA to move forward with the
plans for a (lC(OC in Jackson
County. In 2006, Congressman
Boyd brought former VA Under
Secretary for Health, I)r.
Jonathan B. Perlin, to Marianna
so that he could meet with local
officials and talk about plans for
the CBOC in Jackson County.
"We have an obligation to
the men and women who have
served and defended our coun-
try." Boyd stated. "This new
veterans' clinic in Marianna will
ensure that North Florida's
deserving veterans have conven-
ient access to proper medical
care, and the opening of the clin-
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in each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical
column of nine squares. The puzzle is completed when you
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Quick fixes before showing your home for sale

Dea r .lane,
I'm a 'Jane' in Chicago and
I'm considering selling my 2 bed-
room condo in the city. Any tips
on how I can get what I want
-Maria C, Chicago, Illinois
Dear Maria,
There are a ton of things you
can do to make your home more
appealing to potential buyers and
the good news is you don't need
a ton of money to do so! With a
few DlY tips and attention to
detail, you can help improve the
chances of a quick sale.
Because the real estate mar-
ket has cooled recently, you'll
need to do a bit more work to
make sure you get as close to
your asking price as possible.
Here's where to start:
Control Clutter
Working on the assumption

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By Heidi Baker
and Eden Jarrin

that your condo is in good work-
ing order, make sure your home
is absolutely immaculate. If you
have a ton of stuff that you sim-
ply can't find a place for, tem-
porarily put it in storage or ask if
you can borrow a friend's garage
Stuffing your closets with your
junk will only turn oti a poten-
tial buyer You are planning on
moving anyway, so consider this
a pre-packing session. Besides

removing clutter, have your car-
pets professionally cleaned, dust
thoroughly (and this includes
above doors, along baseboards,
behind the fridge, etc), wash the
windows, and otherwise make
sure the place is spotless. Hire a
cleaning crew if this isn't some-
thing you want to do yourself -
it'll be money well spent!
Space Out
Everyone is looking for
ample room in their new home,
so try to create the illusion of
space (Cleaning out the clutter
will help a lot.) Open the blinds,
rearrange the furniture, and
wherever possible to create the
illusion of more light place mir-
rots on the walls! What you are
gaining for are areas with great
light and flow.
Get Warm
While you want to make
your home look bigger, you don't

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158 12th St.
Sunday Worship: 10 am.
Children's Church (2 and up)
First Pentecostal Holiness
Revs. Emory and Susan Roach
379 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Living Waters Assembly of
Pastor (Rev.) Lois Long
1580 Bluff Road
Sunday Worship. 1045 a.m.
nursery provided
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Sunday Worship. I1 rnm
no nursery
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Pastor James Williams
233 9th St.
Sunday Worship: II a m
no nursery
Carrabelle Christian Center
Donald B Carroll. Sr Minister
142 River Road
Sunday Worship. 10 anm
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of
Mark Mercer. Pastor

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Pastor Casey Smith
379 Avenue t-
Sunday Worship. II a m and 6
nursery provided
United Baptist Church
Pastor Bobby Shiver
Brian St and CC lAnd Road
670-5481 or 670.8451
Sunday School. 10 a m
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of
Ochlockonce Bay
Rev James O Chunn St.
366 Coastal Highway

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want it to feel sparse or sterile.
Make sure you have some ele-
ment of coziness. There are a
number of ways to create that
warm feeling with items like
rugs, cozy throw blankets, or
paint. You can also add conser-
vative artwork in rooms with
bare walls, and if you have a fire-
place be sure to have it lit when
buyers are looking at your home.
It's also a great idea to light can-
dles in a bedroom or bathroom
Flaunt It
What are your home's major
selling points? Perhaps it has a
great fireplace or a balcony with
an incredible view. Whatever it
is, play it up! If it's that fantastic
fireplace, accent it in new tile or
paint it to make it stand out.
When you are expecting

Continued on Page 15


Questions & Answers
About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk:
What is the "clean tech"
business sector and why have I
been hearing that term so much
- Andrea Newell, Denver, CO
Cleantech is a loosely
defined category of businesses
dedicated to creating cutting
edge technologies that address
the world's environmental prob-
lems. These high flying compa-
nies-most of which began
small with the hope of ascending
to publicly traded status-are the
new darlings of Wall Street,
attracting billions in venture cap-
ital and public funding in what
many financial analysts are call-
ing the next big thing since the
burst of the dot-cor bubble.
Venture capitalists poured
more than $3 billion into the
cleantech sector in 2007 alone.
Whether this cleantech boom
will lead the rest of the economy
down the green path for the long
term-or go bust in a couple of
years like its dot-corn predeces-
sor-remains to be seen.
In the thick of the move-
ment is Cleantech Network
LLC, a research firm and dear-
inghouse for cleantech compa-
nies and investors that also pub-
lishes the online information
The firm defines its budding
industry as "new technology and
related business models offering
competitive returns for investors
and customers while providing
solutions to global challenges."
The firm interacts with a
network of 8,000 investors, 6,000
companies and 3,500 profession-
al organizations involved in
alternative energy, and energy
efficient transportation, waste-
water management technologies,
air pollution control innovations,
sustainable materials production
and sourcing, environmentally
responsible industrial and agri-
cultural applications, and waste
recycling and management.
Some examples of the thou-
sands of companies that consid-
er themselves part of the clean-
tech movement include: Fina-
vcia Renewablcs. a firm that is
developing underwater turbines
and buoys to .generate power
fiom the ocean's tides and waves:
3TIFR Group. w which uses
advanced computer modeling to
help energy companies and utili-
ties figure out where best to site
wind. solar and hydro-clectric
projects: Avalence I.L.C. which is
developing high-pressure hydro-
gen generation and storage
equipment that will dispense
hydrogen lor use in transporta-
tion. home powet and industrial
applications; and, Infinia
Corporation, which is develop-
ing a utility-scale system to har-
vest sol.u energy.
Over and above the clean-
tech sector's potential for
addressing crucial environlen-
tal problems, analysts see it as a
bright spot in the darkening pic-
ture of the recession-bound
economy over the next few years.
Marketing research and consult-
ing firm Fuji Keizai USA expects
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May 16, 2008 Page 15

Historian will shed light on Big Bend lighthouses

Author, ranger and light-
house historian Andrew N. Edel
will spotlight Big Bend light-
houses Thursday, May 22, in the
final presentation of the Big
Bend Maritime Center's 2008
spring lecture series.
The free evening program at
Tallahassee Community Col-
lege's Wakulla Center, just south
of Crawfordville on Highway
310, will begin at 7:30 p.m. fol-
lowing a complunentary 7
o'clock pie-lecture social.

Edel, president of the
Tallahassee Historical Society,
said his highly visual presenta-
tion will cover the general mar-
itime history of Apalachee Bav
with special focus on the St.
Marks Lighthouse and others,
including )og Island, Crooked
River, and St. George Island.
A retired 20-yeat Aln Force
veteran from Jacksonville, Edel
enrolled in a Masteis of
Administration in Public I llstoi y
program at Florida State

University. lie has served as an
independent research historian
for museum exhibits for Florida
State Parks, Florida )epartientlt
ofl State, and lIie Supremle 'Coulr
of Florida.
lie currently serves ais iItel-
piet'ive pirogramlll specialis t t the
Hi.lltollc 'Capittl Museuill, Ias
aichlvisi of lie stale Supiemeile
Coult, and as a itilgel and light-
house histoi ian at the St Marks
National Wildhifc Refuge ldel
also authored "fistoiilc Photos

of Tallahassee," a coffee table
book with 200 rare photos, cap-
tions and text depicting Tallahas-
see's growth firomn the mid-1X()()s
to late 1900's.
"Lighthouses of the Big
Blend'" concludes the five-part
lectuie series which began in
Januaiv, iimalde possible by a
Floiida I laumaniies Council
grant to the Big Bend Maritime
Center (BBMC).
The series is cosponsored by
a Florida Coastal Management

Grant from the National
(ceanic and Atmospheric
Administration and by
Tallahassee Community College,
which is providing the facility.
KC Smith, BBMC board mem-
ber and Florida Heritage
Education Coordinator for the
Museum of Florida History in
Tallahassee, is coordinating the

Be Jainefrom Page 13

piospect'ive bhiveis, throw a log
in th(e fti'place ot turn it on it' it's
gas This will make people feel at
honie, and want to stay. If it hap-
pens to be the middle of thie sum-
mer, embellish that balcony.
Invest in patio furniture, plants,
anything to make people wish
that your home was theirs.
Quick Fixes

There are many inexpensive
and easy upgrades that you can
tackle in under a day with fabu-
lous results. Old light fixtures
and faucets can be replaced rela-
tively easily and bring your home
up to date in dramatic fashion.
For added ambiance, install dim-
mer switches throughout your
condo and set the mood when
you are expecting people to walk
through. While you want to
make the place look bright in cer-
tain rooms, a dimmed dining
room with lit candles may con-
jure up thoughts of romantic

Details, Details

The finishing touches that

Earth Talk from Page 13

the global market for cleantech
products and services to grow
from the $284 billion is it is gen-
erating today to over 51.3 trillion
within a decade The value of the
companies in the sector is also
expected to grow from today's
S104 billion to some $467 billion

you add to voul space iiacll[ cnli
mean the ditletence tc-ewreii at
bid or pass The wa\ .1 hi nii
smells can make a big impact on0
the perception and imemoly of a
space, so make SUte you have tha-
grant flowers (tit an equivalent)
placed throughout your home
(We've heard of people rubbing
their light bulbs with vanilla to
conjure up images of baking, but
we don't know if this actually
sold anything!) Don't make your
home too fragrant, however.
What smells good to one person
tends to overpower another.
Display the bare minimum
of your belongings. This will
make your place look bigger and
give your home that envied (and
sought after) model home look
Invest in matching towels, bed-
spreads and curtains. Not only
will this pull rooms together in a
matter of minutes, most of us
need to replace these things
every couple of years anyway
Finally, when people come
to look at lvour house. dto the dis
appearing ac t It makes people
uncomfortable to have the owner
lingering nearby Besides. you

in the same 10-ycar time frame
CONTACTS: Cleanctch
Network LLC. wwwclcantech
corn; Finavera Renewables,
www finavera cornm 3'TrI R
Group. www 3ticrgroup coln.
Avalence 1LI C. www.avalence
com. Infinta Corporation.
www infintiacorp corn

llmay be insulted to oveiheir. pto-
ple latlking laboutl \ou htomil it
lthe conillenti. y l N I not l0()(",
positive. So, .save vouiself the
gictl. catch a movie and let
so0leone else cover tile open
We hope these tips will help
you get just a bit closer to mak-
ing that sale happen. Good luck
and let us know how we can help
set you up in your new digs!
We hope this helps!

Hugs 'n hammers,

Each iswk, "TIe Jane Lf Be Jane
(Heidi Baker and Eden Jarri) will
i i/re xnrn all acniss the counir'
o "Be Jane"--- Jane of All Trades
that is WIih helpfid rips and ncks,
rt dlonals and prnysl ideas-thOne
wil enpower you nt' htakte cini of
w\uI homes and c'hant ythn fir the
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iunil pnsl y'ryr. mrrlr horre rr"At
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4-H Butterfly Development

Our painted lady caterpillars
continue to grow in the class-
room across the county and are
beginning to form their chrysalis.
In the next week or so, many of
the chrysalises will hatch-out
into adult butterflies. Once all
the butterflies hatch they will be
released by the students at
school. The 4-H Butterfly Devel-
opment Program sites are the
ABC School, Franklin County
School's East, Central and West
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking

The 4th. 5th & 6th Grade
students at the ABC School,
Franklin County School's East,
Central and West campuses have
been working on their speeches
for this year's 4-H Tropicana
Public Speaking Contest The
school winners in the 4th & 5th
Grade Division and the 6th
Grade Division will participate
in the 4-Hl Tropicana County-

wide Public Speaking Contest on
May 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the
West Campus Auditorium to
decide this year's over-all divi-
sion winners.
UF/IFAS Gardening
Newsletter Available

The May/June issue of the
UF/IFAS Gardening in the
Florida Panhandle Issue is now
available. The newsletter is writ-
ten by our Extension Horticul-
ture Agents who work in coun-
ties throughout the FL Panhan-
dle. Featured stories in the issue
include: Attracting Wildlife to
Your Landscape, Mowing Your
Weeds, Citrus Leaf-miner, Scale
Problems ... and Gardening Tips
for May & June. If you would
like a copy, please let me know
and I can send it to you either by
mail or email.

Bill Mahan is the Director of the
Franklin UF-IFAS Extension
Proinam. Contaa him at (850) 653-
9337. 697-2112 x 360; or via e-mail
at bmahan(aufle.cdu.

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Community Heroes
Things To Do
Tourist Development Council
Franklin County Visitor Centers
Unique Homes Orman House
MHfin.s A Flht. RIidg. Prof Serv
Music on the Coast
Forgotten Coast Info 2
Cooking w Jerry-Oyster Stew
Shopping. Places to Stay
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Envlronmontal or Enteralinmentl

Hislory-Ceomtety Tour 3
Fo rioslure lnfoimatlon
Forgotten Coast Into 3
Restaurant Ouide. Grocertes
Community Heroes
Things To Do
Tourist Development Council
Frankhln Coulnty vilrrot ClIers.
Unique Homes Coombs HouseR
M1rln -A Frihing. Ring. Pntl Srv
Music on the Coast
Forgotten Coast Into I
Cooking w Jerty-Watertreel Hotel
Shopping. Places to Stay
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nestauieant Guide. Groceries
Community He-roes
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The Franklin Chronicle

A Tween's Guide to Survivivg Summer

Sor cItm no mort books ... old's out and kids
face an natie summer of freedom. Of stn ad f mad
banging ou Its awesome! For about a week. Then
come twwo wor points dried: I'm boed.

These two words can he particularly
trouhlc.nmc for the parent of twecrn
- kids between the ages of nine and
12 They're too young to get summer
jobs and lIst old enough to
mischief if left alone too lo,,
to their own dciices. they lust might
try food crperiments that leave rour
kitchen a wreck and sour taste buds
in knots And there are hours and hours
and hours of tle t ion ito watch
rlr vllleo anlres Ito turn then in
unhlnkineg. thumbh Iwiching couch
Parrnis loi't need to siiperswt
escr' minute of illnimrr savalion. hut
having ,sonic kind of tuniirlal plan '%ill
make the lai da)y of summer not so
la/y and a lIu more fuln Andl for l'sl
results, take lne time te with )our twlee
to brainstorm ideas logethcr The more
they participate in planning. the less
eye rolling they'll do
Boredom Busters
* Day Trippin'. local parks and
recreation organizations. community
centers and even museums offer day
camps that cover everything from
sports and science to arts and nature
* Brain Builders. If there's a suhljct
your twcen needs brushing up on.
or if there's a special interest they'd
like to learn more about, check with
tutonng centers and public schools
about classes.
a Check It Out. Libraries usually "
have summer reading programs and

even hook clubs After meeing a
reading goal. they can win a pwre
a Get Wet. IHav a weekly water day
in your back yard Super soaker
battle. lthp n-lidcs and water bal-
loon fights can keep a hunch of kids
happy for hours
Teens are often keenlh aware that
the fun siff the\ wsanl to haoe or do
costs once Ail that the% don' ha3ec
a lot of it Thei an'l get a tob o bho,
can thcv m ec their lsulrmer vacationn
Io has e fill anld make rlor,,l\ I a, Rl
tllorcnt chl andl obsil I-pstn aullhot,
of Ther ttu, ( rur nm s r ,ld
Hlfill.//d .JhuIn, I ulutfn. .lha e csorsc
g((Nl ideass for inar lir \ n c itatisualI
Here are snar as mthcv sulggest kild
call get nmote dough
* (; couch diving. ( ouch cushions
are a magnet for loose change I his
is one case %where cleaning stllic-
thing literally pays off
a Do odd jobs. Water flowers. fanl
your family, wasll the car there
are loads of ways to help out Work
out a pay rate before starting
* Teach old folks how to use
electronic equipment. Some parent
or grandparent surely needs help
mastering their laptop or cell phone.
Surviving summer with a twcen
really can he fiun Put your heads
together and see how many great ways
you can find to answer the question of
"Now what?"


Summer Survival Tips

I Sunmm means outdoor adventures Ierr are some tips to paper towel as a test If t's skid-mark fre. your work is
S un'w lng some common summct situations done If it leaves a trail. wipe it off and test again.
How to Deal With Poo on Your Shoe Washing the Family Car
YIou trall pped in it this time and hoy does it stink' whether you're made to do it or you choose to do It for
IHercr's hat to do nome extra money. here's how to get the car clean
S D* the "scrape. scrape. t'itt." To gel the top layer of a Make bbhbks. Put your soap in a large, clean plastic
poo off your toe. find the nearail (uth and scrape youth hucket. then fill it with cool or warm water Hot water
isho (rom heel to eo agalnmt i Repeat Step in a imn't good for the finish of the car
thallo\ d prnsie ( iou can find one I ocate a clean patch a oiae her down. Remove exces dit on the surface of
of idka"lk r pr ras and twis your foot around il to the car before you start the real washing process Spray
Ioocsn the leper lechl of do in y our shoe the car ilth a hose. stautng fmm the roof and working
a U'e a shoe haovel. Take the sharp end of the stick or the your way down. rust enough to get it damp. Don't use
hhml point of a pencil and dig it through the gTp\ocs in high pressure because it can scratch the finish.
I our tole Wipe it on the ground or on a pirce of paper a Suds it up. Dunk y-our sponge or wash mit into the soapy
I that you'll thiro out later water getting it good and sudsy Start cleaning the car
I Check for skid marks. Aficr gi ing your shoe a once from top to bottom. roof to wheels IHose it down again
oer srt ll a damp paper towel. diag the khoc across a drt to remove an\ traces of soap
a Pat that bhaby dnr. t(t a fict old cotton towels and
Sgently- hlo the car's surface Start at the top, and he
"A gentle You don't want to nsk hurling the finish of the
,A-rJ /ar yatvol workeLd so hard to get looking good.

i -' '1oll to Sunrvive a Canine Enmc hunter
ho" -he a\ dog is man's best friend. But cve\ hst friends
.- .get srnapp sometimes l e rre's hots to handle a pooch like

..- .. a Ask the nwner before petting a pup. Since all dogs have
Idiftet-nrit personalitres,. it's important to ask the ow-ner if
the dog is friendly You neIver kno\,:s that innocent look-
I ng pup could ha\ a ferocious bihe.
I Say yes to snimng. One of the ways a dog gets to know
i o pec is hy srltingr them. So ifvyour new fout-legged
friend starts nosing tip to Nyou1. don't he scalrd,. just hold
m .the back of your hIand out to hilm so lie can catch your
r scent.
SPet under the chin or on the chest. Once you've gotten
pennission, you should first stroke the dog on her chin
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Family, friends, and community members visit on the church
grounds before the luncheon.

Be careful, it's now

wildfire season

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Cominis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson is
reminding Floridians to be cau-
tious as the wildfire danger con-
tinues to increase and is also ask-
ing for the public's help to com-
bat arson.
"Wildfires over the weekend
led to the closing of 1-95 in two
places on Sunday and serve as a
reminder that this year's wildfire
season is not over," Bronson
The LPGA fire in Volusia
County burned 1,000 acres and
shut down portions of 1-95 on
Sunday as tire fighters battled
gusty winds in attempts to con-

trol the tire The 3,000 acre
Osage Fire in Brevard County
also shut down portions of 1-95
yesterday and destroyed a home
and multiple outbuildings.
Bronson's Division of Fores-
try is coordinating the suppres-
sion efforts on both fires and will
bring in additional personnel
and equipment today to help
with suppression efforts.
"Gusty winds and low rela-
tive humidities will hamper sup-
pression efforts again today"
Bronson said. "Smoke from
wildfires can greatly reduce visi-
bility so use extreme caution
when driving through smoke

Civil rights restoration

procedure explained

Mayor from Page 1
Following, former mayor
Mel Kelly gave a heartfelt talk,
sharing her personal and profes-
sional recollections of Charles.
Some of her words were, "The
candy man is gone, and with him
fade memories of Carrabelle
gone by.It wasn't easy being
mayor here, but he did it for you
three times."
lie was remembered as fair
and conscientious, accessible
and friendly. In other words, lhe
was a good public servant. His
health was iII the ightl place fois
the City, and tfl the people who
called it home.
"lie told ie of his trips to
Tallahassee to make sure things
got done right up there for
Cart.ablle lie told me of times
and people who l\ thenn mark
on our town. lie told me of the
busy days hece, and of thie chal-
lenges he faced as other strong
leaders tried to direct their own
personally motivated paths for
Carrabelle. He told me his heart
doctor finally told him he had to
quit because the job was killing
him. But he also told me that
every day of his term, he could
look himself in the mirror with a
clear conscience
"He was a; good man who
has grown children still living
here in his town He, and his
wife Virginia. their mother, tried
to make sure that their children
understood the values of family
and the importance of cultivat-
ing strong roots in their commu-
nity. as others in the large
Nillender family have done.
Indeed. it was his daughter and
her own family who cared for
him in his long, last struggles
wth his final illness lie sh.ied
their dinner table and their coin
lortlal'lc h.ur. thei i ni coI ,.ation
.mnd their love lice waIched
gi.indchildren glow" and have

their own babies, and he helped
them all better understand what
it means to be a member of the
Carrabelle family.
"He taught in Sunday
school, he taught as the city
leader, and he taught all who
knew him how to be strong of
opinions, to be firm and forth-
right. He and his family of 11
brothers and sisters have had a
vital influence on the Franklin
County area. They lived and
worked here and married and
raised their own children here.
The Millender roots grow deeply
in the heritage of this area, and
each influenced their communi-
ties in then own way.
"1 didn't know all of them;
but I am grateful I had the privi-
lege to know Charles. (I think
lie liked me because after I was
elected to be Carrabelle's Mayor,
he proudly presented me with his
own personal wooden carved
"Mayor" sign, which had been
specially made for him.)
"Our first hug was shared at
the funeral service of his wife
Virginia in 2005, when I offered
my truly heartfelt sympathy at
her death. My own mother had
preceded my father in death, as
did my husband's mother. I
could see the sadness and the
loss each day in the faces of
those men they had loved but
had to leave behind.
"So my heart ached for
Charles, knowing he had cared
devotedly for his wife as she
struggled not to leave him. After
her death, it was his turn to
struggle, first with his anger and
unbearable loneliness, then final-
ly with the ill health that ulti-
mately overwhelmed him.
"My friend, his daughter,
told me he died peacefully at her
home on Tuesday morning, sur-
rounded by his loving family. But
the memory I will treasure is the
moment of his passing that she

shared with me. She told me he
how he opened his eyes, looking
up toward the ceiling, reached
out as if to grasp a welcoming
hand, and died."
At this point, the former
mayor was holding back tears,
but kept on to say, "How blessed.
are those who will also see that
waiting hand reaching out
toward them to ease their own
transition into the life that lies
beyond this earth. So goodbye
to you, Candy Man. You
brought your family heritage to
life in Carrabelle and you tried to
make it a sweeter place for us to
With that, Katherine Mock
and Rita Millender rose with
baskets of gold-wrapped candies,
("the first ones we can remember
him passing out," said Cheryl
Millender Glass.) A sweet final
memento for a sweet man.
Pastor Stevens called for
memories of Charles that those
assembled would care to share.
Charles and Virginia's neighbors
recalled how they were blessed
to have them; they were always
ready with helping hands in
times of need. An old Navy
buddy, Basil McKnight, shared
the tale of how he and Charles
and three other Carrabelle boys
enlisted in the Navy together,
took a train to San Diego, and
ended up in the same unit, with
Charles as the leader. After the
service, the assembly shared a
luncheon, and more memories
of Charles.
Later, Cheryl Glass said,
"We have a memorial bench in
the garden in our backyard. We
are going to have a private fami-
ly gathering, and put Momma's
ashes in one of the bench sup-
ports, and Daddy's in the other."
Even in death, Charles and
Virginia will be with their
beloved family, and together in

Q: How can a person go
about having their civil rights
A. Undrr Florida Statute
944.292, upon conviction of a
felony as defined in s 10. Art X
of the State Constitution. the
civil rghts of the person convict-
ed shall be suspended in Florda
until such nghts are restored.
The right most often referred to
our office is the right to vote. Per
Florida Statute 940.05, any per.
son who has been convicted of a
felony crime may be entitled to
the restoration of all the rights of
citizenship enjoyed prior to con-
viction if they have:
(1) Received a full pardon
from the board of pardons.
(2) Served the m.axsmun
term of the sentence imposed .
(3) lccrn granted linal
release hv thie Parole
When a person intends to
apply fot restoration of civil
rights, an appliation form must
be completed that will require
the submission of a certified
copy of the applicant's indclt
ment or information, the ludg-
mcnt ,idludicating the ipplica.nt
guilty, and the sentence It will
also require the applicant to send
a copy of the application to the
judge and prosecuting attorney
of the court of the conviction
giving them notice of same. The
certified copies shall be fur-
nished by the clerk of court's
For those persons wishing to
have their civil rights restored
who are under supervision (pro-
bation), it is required of the
agent of the Department of
Corrections to obtain the forms,

I W_ __

By Marcia Johnson

assist with the completion of the
forms. and ensure that the .appli
cation and necessary nmatrial
are forwarded to the Governor
before the offender is discharged
from supervision Others may
obtain the application form
along with 1in 1 ltormntionil
sheet from our lo'a.l Supl'e isor
of Elections. lI os Shivc GiIN'bs
The .pplictiiion for in itself
is ,1 Iuarlv simple. one page ippli
cation \ith fill in the -blnk ques-
trons I etterIs l1m1. lhe sub1mi1tted
along with the .ipplrh.ation iln
support of the restolr.ionll of civil
rights When complete. tlie
application is sent li the. Oflice
(if I'EcCitive C'lmcenicv in
Talla.hassee A Clemencyv HoI,. d
will make ,a review and voui mIa
lie contacted by the I'larole
Commission before .1 decision is
If you have questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Marcia
Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33
Market Street, Stc. 203,
Apalachicola, Florida 32320, or
by email to: mnmjohnson(a' Visit the
Clerk's website at www.fianklin-

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May 16, 2008 Page 19

Crofton running for re-election

Franklin County Commissioner

In 1976, I purchased a lot on
St. George Island and, because
of the hunting and fishing in the
area, immediately built my
house there. Upon retirement in
2001, Franklin County became
my permanent residence. My
house on St. George is the only
property I own. I want to contin-
ue to serve the citizens of
Franklin County as their County
Commissioner, District 1.
From 1964 to 1968, 1 served
on active duty in a South Florida
Coast Guard Search and Rescue
Unit and was a member of the
Coast Guard Reserve for two
more years. In 2001, 1 retired
from flying as a captain for Delta
Airlines after flying more than
20,000 accident-free hours;
which equates to nearly 10 mil-
lion accident-free miles. During
those 32 years, I represented my
fellow pilots in the Air Line
Pilots Association, serving as
both chairman and member of
various boards and committees. I
negotiated a vast array of issues
ranging from addressing griev-
ances to contractual matters
within Delta, directly represent-
ing 10,000 pilots, and on a
national level with other member
airlines. For six years, I was a
member of the Air Line Pilots
Association Board of Directors,
representing over 50.000 pilots.


My negotiation and mediation
skills have assisted our commu-
nities with the complexities
involved in trying to accommo-
date the needs and concerns of
all of our citizens.
I was a volunteer firefighter
and a trained Scout Master in
Fulton County, Ga., and the
proud father of an Eagle Scout. I
have worked for the Seafood
Festival, the Chili Cook Off, the
Island playground benefit, and
supported the Eastpoint and St.
George Island Fire Departments.
I have a Florida teaching certifi-
cate, a Bachelor of Science
degree in geology, both hunting
and fishing licenses, a current
pilot's license, and an open-water
diver certification. I have been
chairman and vice chairman of
the Franklin County Commis-
sion. I have also been chairman
of the Canvassing Board,
Chairman of the Value Adjust-

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The Franklin County Commission approved the expenditure of
$1,257,968.04 at their May 6, 2008 meeting. The bills are listed as
follows, published for the Board by the County Finance Office.

ment Board, Chairman of the
Transportation of the l)isadvan-
taged Board, served on the
Board of the Wilderness Coast
library, and the Tourist
Development Council. I have
been instrumental in attracting
jobs and grant money to
Franklin County and will contin-
tie to do so. Because we were
unable to grant pay raisesto tohe
county employees, I declined to
take my pay raise also.
Just some of the issues that
still need to be addressed are:
road paving, property taxes,
attracting more jobs and, as an
avid fisherman, keeping the Bay
clean. I will not be accepting
campaign donations during the
upcoming election season.
Given the diversity of indi-
viduals and interests within our
community, we must make sure
that our rules are fair, reasonable
and equally enforced. There
should always be a continued
questioning and rethinking of
both our long and short term
goals; and I will continue to
bring imagination, new and cre-
ative ideas, and new perspectives
to our County Commission.

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A Taste of Paradise

Bob and Edda Allen have recently gone to great extent to bring the finest
culinary delights to Franklin County. White Eagle Restaurant and the
Allen's are proud to introduce Chef Randy. Chef Randy brings with him
30 plus years of experience with New Orleans flair. Among several of the
places Chef Randy has had an opportunity to work at Antoines in New
Orleans, Maxim's in Europe as well as Palm Springs, Nardo's in New
Orleans, and the Golf Course in Crawfordville. Hurricane Katrina ravaged
his job as well as his home in New Orleans but the one thing it could not
take away was his love for culinary creation. From his special recipe breads,
cakes and pastries to his one of kind main dishes, he prefers all fresh
ingredients and adds that little extra Umph... of personal TLC. He is also
well versed in French cuisine and simple down home southern delights.
While admittedly he cannot improve the perfection of the world famous
"Apalachicola Oyster" he looks forward to the challenge of delightful sauces
and additions to enhance the flavor and using only local fresh caught seafood
for many of his main courses.
"Come See", "Le Bon Ton Rou Le", Let the Good Times Roll. Chef Randy says.
"Customers are what matters", and extends and invitation to come and let
your taste buds come alive. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets and lure of all the
senses on the back deck of White Eagle Restaurant.


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