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On the waterfront

In the top photo, workers are busy on the framing
of the transient docks at the boat ramps. The
framing is supported by "bridge" pilings driven
into the river bottom. The photo at right shows
the fish-cleaning station at Carrabelle Wharf
on Marine Street. Note the inch-thick granite
surfaces for easy and sanitary cutting. Is there a
better fish cleaning station anywhere?

Carrabelle Wharf taking shape
BY LAUREL NEWMAN cap access and for kids' fishing,
Chronicle Correspondent Marine Street will soon be torn up, and the asphalt material
Work on the new waterfront park at the end of Marine milled and put back, with some .adinst ncnt, to the contour of the
Street is making quick progress. street, before paving During that phase, additional parking will
The Carrabelle Wharf is on 1,200 feet of city be created by building a pa king lot at the Carrabelle end of C-30.
waterfront stretching from the "gray condos" to the on land adjacent to the new park.
old ferry dock. Funding is by means of grants. M.any of the facilities and improvements envisioned by con-
Two of the floating docks for transient boats are complete, tractors I:CT, as well as mimy of those presented by the children
and work will soon be underway on the boat launching ramps of Carrabellc in the art contest sponsored by the Waterfi ont Op-
planned for either side of the docks. portunitv organization last year, are becoming a reality, and there
The fish-cleaning station is nearly complete; l.indc.aping the is still more to come.
area around it is the next step. A shade canopy will soon cover the The Carrabelle Wharf is one of two projects being engi-
old Coast Guard dock adjacent, with picnic tables to enjoy while neered/supervised by ECT: the Tilly Miller Park in central Carra-
fishing. belle is the other one.
Further construction will include another dock with handi- Chronicle correspondent Skip Frink contributed to this report.





Chronicle Correspondent
Franklin County Commis-
sioners this week agreed to pur-
sue an affiliation between Weems
and Tallahassee memorial hospi-
In recent months, the Weems
Memorial Hospital Board has
heard proposals from TMH and
several other health-care groups
to form an alliance. This week's
vote signals that TMH is in the
driver's seat to make the alliance
a reality.
At the County Commis-
sion meeting on Tuesday, June
17, Curt Blair, Chairman of the
Weems Hospital Board, present-
ed the concepts and issues of an
affiliation with Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital.
Mark O'Bryant, CEO of
TMH, went over the issues in the
affiliation and the benefits that
will come to both TMH and the
residents of Franklin County
A prime concern is to sta-
bilize the financial situation of
Weems The affiliation with
TMH will create an intellectual
and performance partnership in
that Weems personnel will have
access to the expertise of TMH's
medical staff. It was emphasized
that the current Weems staff will
be integrated into any addinon-
al TMH staff. The Chief Nursing
Officer will be part of the TMH
clinical team and other staff will
receive TMH clinical training
Weems will be part of the clini-
cal rotation for TMH's residency
program and the affiliation will
enhance patient transfers and
continuity of care.
TMH will assist Weems in
the recruitment of primary care
physicians for Franklin County

Continued on Page 15>

All agree on
Chronide Correspondent
The Carrabelle Waterfront
Partnership held their third Town
Hall meeting on Tuesday. June
17, to present (he reports from the
fi\v teams who have been work-
ing this year to summarize the de-
sires, needs and suggestions from
citizens contributing to the pro-
cess of achieving positive goals
and improvements for the future
of the city's waterfront.
Program Manager Tamara
Allen opened the meeting, greet-
ing the members of the teams and
citizens who have been involved
in the process. City Commis-
sioner Ray Tyre, the city's liaison
with project, was recognized and
thanked for his efforts on behalf
of, the city and the Partnership.
Allen then gave a brief overview
of the organizations and the rela-

Continued on Paqe 3 >

Pag _By Tome2,20 A he_ LC LLYTOWNED NEWSPAPER The ranklinCheronicle


Speaking of lightning rods
(Last week I was speaking of
lightning rods-remember?) I no-
ticed a visitor with a death wish
out on the Gulf in a kayak Sun-
day morning while thunder was
rumbling and lightning flickering
all around the area. When Thor
throws his hammer and sparks
are flying, GET OFF THAT WA-
TER! Anything higher than the
surface is going to attract the
lightning so if you don't want to
impersonate a lightning rod or
become a crispy critter, stay away
from the water. Salt water con-
ducts electricity, so even though
the lightning seems far off, if you
can see the flashes, you are in se-
rious danger. Between 1990 and
2003, (the most recent figures I
could find) NOAA reported that
Florida had more deaths caused
by lightning than any of the other
50 states. Don't mess with Moth-
er Nature when she's throw-
ing one of her temper tantrums.
Live to visit the Island again next
Interestingly, in the Unit-
ed States, you are 30 times more
likely to die from lightning than
from a shark attack. In those 13
years from 1990 to 2003, 126 peo-
ple died in Florida after being
struck by lightning, but in the en-
tire history of the United States,
only 39 shark attack deaths have
been reported in all the states
combined. I mention shark at-
tacks for two reasons; first to dra-
matize the danger from lightning
strikes and secondly, because so
many people have expressed their
fear of swimming because they

might be bitten.
Priorities, folks-forget the
sharks, worry about the pretty
sparks lighting up those storm
clouds over there.
"In nature, there are neither
rewards nor punishments-there
are consequences." Robert G. hI-
gersoll(1833 99).
Get angry
There was a good letter in
last week's C(nnicile urging en-
forcement of the litter laws and
complaining about the trash on
the roads and bridges in the area.
Bruce Barnes of St. George Is-
land said in his letter, "The more
litter I picked up, the angrier I
got," Of course you got angry,
Bruce. Maybe if more of us got
angry and continued the letter
writing campaign, sending let-.
ters to the county commissioners.
the sheriff's department and the
trash hauling companies, some-
one might realize that we've had
enough of the trashing of our
beautiful county and start to ac-
tually do something about it.
How about the rest of you? Are
you angry enough to write? Here
are a couple of addresses to start
with: Board of County Commis-
sioners, 33 Market St., Suite 33,
Apalachicola, FL 32320; Frank-
lin County Sheriff's Department,
270 State Rd. 65, Eastpoint, FL
Sea turtles
There are still plenty of op-
portunities to attend a presen-
tation about some of Franklin
County's oldest visitors, sea tur-
ties, at the St. George Island VFO
station at 317 East Pine St The
VI Hr. program, which starts at
2:30 P.M., is a presentation by
Sea Turtles At Risk, Inc. and the

St. George Island Volunteer Tur-
tiers. Six programs are scheduled
to be presented on June 25 and
July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. If you
want to learn more about why
we value our sea turtles so high-
ly and how to protect them, espe-
cially the basics of turtle friend-
ly lighting, these programs are
meant folbr you.
Speaking of protecting the
turtles (and other wildlife as
well), I have been seeing almost
nightly displays of fireworks on
the beach either on or just to the
west of the public beach. Fire-
works and bonfires are not al-
lowed on our beaches for sever-
al reasons. The debris that is left
behind is very harmful to the tur-
tle babies and other wildlife as
well as making an unsightly mess
that has to be cleaned up by vol-
unteers daily. The fires and fire-
works can also endanger turtle
nests and the fireworks are, frank-
ly, just plain annoying to people
enjoying the peace and beauty
of a St. George night sky. We are
hoping the sheriff's department
will be especially vigilant for fire-
works infractions as we near the
Fourth of July. Florida statutes
prohibit fireworks that explode or
are launched or projected into the
air. That includes bottle rockets,
firecrackers, and star shells. If it
flies into the air or makes a bang,
it is illegal except in a licensed
public display.
God Bless, and keep those e-
mails and letters coming. If you
have news from Eastpoint or St.
George Island that you think we
should be aware of or if you wish
to comment on the content of the
column or have questions, contact
me by phone at (850) 927-2899 or
e-mail Ulouyhndg1ynmchs comL


Times of
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Highs in the
low 90s and
lows In the
mid 70s.

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lows In the
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Florida At A Glance




SArea CIties _

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Dyt Beech 93
Fort Lauderdale 88
Fort Myers 91
GmesvMe 95
Hollywood 87
Jaekaornwe 94
Key West 87
Lady Lake 94
Lake Cty 94
Madison 96
Mebourne 90
Miami 87
N Smyrn Beach 91

pt sunny
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Odmendo 95 75 pt sunny
PanamaCity 90 75 ptsunny
Penseoo 90o 75 cloudy
Plrt City 94-73 pt suny
Pompno Beach 87 77 t-sto
Port Charotlte 91 73 t-stonn
Saint Augustine 91 72 pt suny
Saint Persbmg 91 79 ptsunny
Sarsota 89 74 pt sunny
Taahassee 96 72 ptsumny
Tampa 91 75 .ptsunny
1tusife 93 73 ptsunny
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National Cities

Los Angeles


New York
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington,. OC

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78 64 pt sunny
109 77 sunny
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67 56 rain
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The Franklin Chronicle


Page 2 June 20, 2008

June 20, 2008 Page 3

'[he FrnlnCrnceALOAL WE ESAE

Changes on Carrabelle's horizon
The City of Carrabelle just If it roars, go indQorsl
keeps getting better and better. During this long-awaited
In addition to waterfront and air- riod of summer thundershi
port improvements (see related ers, a word about lightning s
stories), there are some new ad- ty is called fbr. With the trl
editions to the Veterans Park that death of a child in Torreya F
will further emphasize the city's last weekend in mind, it is tim
commitment to honoring its vet- review basic safety and common
erans and the nation they fought sense procedures.
for. The National Weather

Later this week, a striking
addition to the park will be deliv-
ered and installed,
Technicians from the Ver-
dun Clock Company will deliver
a free-standing city center clock
in the Veterans' Park, and set the
works. The new clock cost the
city $28,000, and plays 1,400 dif-
ferent tunes, from marches and
old favorites to Christmas carols,
Listen for the music to till the
air this weekend, floating over
the city and along the riverside.
The city is currently raising funds
for a new "guardian" over the Me-
morial Wall, a bronze sculpture
of a fierce American bald eagle,
with outspread wings measuring
68 inches in width, clutching the
staff of a waving American flag
in its talons. The sculpture will
be mounted over the four bronze

N Water

tionships involved.
"The Carrabelle Waterfront
Partnership's mission is to act as
a convener, coordinator, and con-
sensus builder for activities that
that promote the preservation of
Carrabelle's natural and historic
resources and responsible devrl.
opmcnt of the Carrabellc water-
front," she said. "One of the sur-
prising results of our survey ef-
forts," she continued, "is that 100
percent of those who participat-
ed in the survey agreed that the
waterfront is critical to character
of Carrabelle."

AroK4 CrrabeLe
By Laurel Newman
soldier statues on the wall's plaza,
signaling defiance and resolute
defense with the soldiers whose
representations stand below.
The sculpture, which is being
cast for the city, will be erected
sometime this October, complet-
ing the tableau of honor.
Also, in addition to current
boat ramps planned on Marine
Street, the boat ramp on High-
way 98 between C-Quarters and
the "gray condos," will be rebuilt
and improved to accommodate
the launching of kayaks and ca-
noes for the enjoyment of self-
propelled river boating enthusi-

A brief discussion of the
survey methods and results fol-
lowed, with the types of sur-
veys and the responses broken
down into pie charts in a Pow-
erPoint presentation. Then lead-
ers of each team presented the re-
sults of their work. broken down
into goals, objectives, and strawe-
gics. The live teams represented
environmental protection. haz.
,Ard mitigation ,llid public s.ifc
ty, historical preservation, public
access (to waterways) and revi-
talizing the economy Each pre-
sentation generated much par-
ticipation from audience mem-
bers. making further suggesnons
and refining some of the objec-
tives and strategies that were pre-

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vices lightning safety tips recom-
mend keeping an eye out for de-
veloping thunderstorms, espe-
cially during summer months.
If a storm approaches, seek
safe shelter right away. Lightning
can strike up to ten miles from
the area rain is falling. If you can
hear thunder, you are within the
strike zone.
If outdoors, go to a large
building or enclosed vehicle.
Once indoors, stay away from
doors and windows, and stay off
any corded telephones and com-
puters, and indoor plumbing fix-
If in a vehicle, stay inside
and avoid touching the metal
components directly.
Lightning is dangerous. Use
common sense!

sented. Repeated digressions into
side issues on many topics result-
ed in a few lively discussions on
the floor.
As the meeting ended, most
of the attendees gravitated into
groups that continued those dis-
The Waterfront Partnership
will present their summarized re-
port to the Carrahelle City Com-
mnusson at the next commission
meeting July 3,
See next week's Franklin
Chnrwler for a breakdown of the
teams' reports, plus a full list of
grants considered for waterfront
projects. as well as projects al-
ready funded that are in prog-




Implementing a new tobacco
cessation program mandated by
voters, the Florida Area Health
Education Centers (AHEC) Net-
work is offering cessation classes
from one end of the state to the
other and is nearing its goal of
creating programs in all 67 coun-
In Franklin County, the con-
tact for information is Brigitta
Nuccio, 850-718-2562.
"Smoking kills 28,700 adult
Floridians a year and costs the
state's economy $20 billion a
year," said Dr. Arthur Fournier,
president of the Florida AHIEC
Network. Dr. Fournier is direc-
tor of the University of Miami
AHIFC Program and a professor
at the UM Miller School of Med-
The AHEC programs are
taught by specially trained coun-
selors versed in state-of-the-art
cessation techniques. Classes
are offered at a wide variety of
locations, and the AHEC cessa-
tion counselors also refer smok-
ers to the Florida Department of
Health's toll-free hotline-Quit-
line (1-877-U-CAN NOW).

A display of Bobo Bear doing what bears do, raiding a gar-
bage can. (Actually, the photo is a composite: It is a 5x7pic-
ture frame with the bear on it that was found in a thrift shop.
Our correspondent added the tiny trash can and spit balls for
trash, then typed "Bobo Down Home in Lanark" and put it in
the picture frame. The moon over the bear is a reflection of an
over-head light on the glass in the picture frame.)

Bobo Bear writes about

life in Lanark Village

Editor's note: T7hefollowing Lanark
Notes clumn was written by La-
nark's Bobo Bear. as told through the
mpIuter of Chronicle correspon-
ilent llamae fk4lch.
Listen up all you people
dudes, this here is the bear facts!
Lanark is a wonderful place
and I plan to live here as long
as the good food keeps being
dumped in the trash cans. Sev-
eral of my relatives plan on stay-
ing here too. We even have invit-
ed some of our girl friends from
over in the Apalachicola Forest
to come check out the good oak
trees with lots of yummy acorns
here in Lanark. The silly old pine
trees that St. Joe Co. planted a
way back has nothing on them
to eat but the tough yucky pine
cones. A 400 pound bear like me
can't keep up my strength by eat-
ing pine cones!
Let me tell you about the
wonderful stuff in the trash cans!
Whole bags of bacon grease,
left-over pizza, bread, cake, can-
dy, fish heads and guts. One lady
thought she would out smart
me by dumping a big pan of ba-
con grease in the sand. Ha, I ate
the grease and sand...was a bit
crunchy though.
Now, the trash cans are really
fun. My buddy, Bruno, and I have
contests to see who can crack
a trash can the fastest. The best
trash can in Lanark was a real-
ly fancy one that was guaranteed
to be bear proof. It was a work of
art, beautiful! It must have cost a
pile of money, but I cracked that
baby in two minutes. Snapped
off those metal hinges and lock
with one hand. The trash was ter-
rific, a whole chicken and lots of
eggs because the people were go-
ing away for the summer. Will be
glad when they get back next fall.
Next to trash cans I love the
bird feeders. Some people put
them way up high and think I
can't reach them. Dream on peo-
ple, I have a 8 foot reach.
One house over on Elm
Street put their bird feeder up un-
der the eaves thinking I would
not notice it. I did and they did

too notice where I scratched the
paint off their house and sat on
their shrubbery. Smashed it flat!
How do I know where to look for
good trash and bird food that you
people think is hidden from me? I
have such a good nose that I can
smell it three blocks away.
Some of you think a fence
will keep me and my buddies
away. Ho Ho, you should see
what Bruno and I did to a fence
over on Arizona Street. Bruno
bent the chain link gate like it was
made of card board and I sat on
the top rail of the fence. My 400
pounds crumpled that wisteria
covered fence like paper.
Every once and awhile me
and my buddies wander over to
check out the St Theresa trash
cans. Some really good picking's
there ... sort of like we were on
vacation. One place on US 98
had a sign that said "dean up
your trash or get a bear proof
can." We dumped all trash out
on the road even the bear proof
cans. We were laughing so hard
in the middle of US 98 that we al-
most got run over.
This last week I found a de-
licious package of rotten fish
wrapped in a Franklin Chroni-
cle. As I was enjoying this gour-
met treat I noticed a piece writ-
ten by some fella down in East-
point fussing about his bear
visitors. He was whining about
the way my good friends at the
Fish and Wildlife Commission
politely told him not to bother
us bears when we come to visit.
Our FWC friends have tried to
capture us and relocate us...but
it just don't work. They tried to
take us out to Alligator Point, but
there were already too many res-
ident bears raiding the trash cans
there. Then they tried to cart us
off to the Apalachicola Forest,
but that didn't work because the
resident, guy bears there beat up
on us newcomers. Anyway when
they catch me and cart me off, I
run back to Lanark faster than
they can drive. I plan to just stay
here in Lanark and enjoy the fine


The Franklin Chronicle

Pag 4 Jne 0, 00 A OCALYOWNED NEWSAPRUTeFaki hoil

A Chronicle update
Last October, The Fnmklin Chnmicle underwent a major facelift.
Today, we're unveiling a few more nips and tucks.
The most obvious change is the front page banner. We wanted to
superimpose our name across a background that typified "Franklin
County," We had plenty of places to pick from.
We could have gone to St. George Island and taken a picture of
the world's most beautiful beaches.
We could have gone to Carrabelle or Apalachicola and captured
the picturesque harbors.
We could have taken a pho-
to of the sun conng up oer tilhe
working waterfront in Eastpoint, a
view second to none, nl my opin-
ion. But I had already used that
scene back in Octolber when we
announced the initial redesign of
the newspaper,
In the end, though, tile image
eo a tor that captures the essence of what
SA makes Franklin County so spe-
cial is that of the lone oysterman
By Russell Roberts plying his trade on the water. I
took the photo from the Eastpoint
shore, with the bridge to St. George in the background.
In addition to putting that splash of color in the page I banner,
we've also tine-tuned other parts of our new look to make things more
consistent and cleaner looking. Some of the changes you might not
even notice, but trust us, they're there.
We're also cleared some more precious space on our pages by
eliminating the TV listings. If our recent reader survey, only one per-
son who responded said they often read the TV listings. It was nearly
unanimous among the others that they didn't look at them. I assume
most people get their TV news from the on-screen TV' listings If I hear
an outcry from readers who want the TV listing to return, we'll con-
sider it.
I think we've got The Chronicle's format just about right My next
goal is to hire someone to help us as we grow. We especially need some-
one who wants to sell ads for us. If you're interested, drop me a line
You'll find more information about that in our ad on page 3

Two years ago, I wrote Congressman Allen BWVd a note asking
him to push for restoration of Amtrak service through the Panhan
die. His response was one of those form replies thanks for your let.
ter, your opinion is important to me, write anytime. He nught as well
have said, "Get lost!"
But what do you know?! Boyd's office issued a statement last week
saying he hears often from constituents about that issue, and saying
he is supporting the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act
(HR 6003), which would require Amtrak to submit a plan to Congress
for restoring passenger rail service from New Orleans into Florida.
Who knows ... maybe the expression "write your congressman"
means something after all.

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Shucking oysters: What a hard

way to not make a living

"Well. I'll tell y'all." declared the elderly lady
ringing up our groceries at the local store. "I was
born and raised here in Eastpoint and I've seen a lot
of hard times but no matter how hard it got, I never
got so bad off that I had to shuck a darn oyster. And
I'm mighty proud to say that!"
I didn't know how to take that remark since 1
had just told the lady that my wife and I would be
starting our first day of oyster shucking in the morn-
ing The bay had been closed alter a hurricane and
we needed some way to get by. How bad a job could
shucking oysters be'
Well. let me tell you, it was pretty bad. My
wife and I both
shucked them
oysters as fast
as we could and
I don't think we
earned $25 be-
tween the two
of us on that
first day An old
woman standing
next to us had
shucked 15 gal- c at so er
lons by herself.
She complained By Richard E. Noble
that the oysters
weren't fat She said she usually did better than only
15 gallons. I remember thinking, rsentfully, if she
is so good at shucking and makes so much money,
why doesn't she have any t ecth.
Halfway through the morning we were both
suffering from a severe case of "chicken back."
Chicken back is a condition we discovered snip-
ping gizzards and livers in a chicken factory in Ar-
kansas. It is caused by holding your arms and hands
up in front of your chest for several hours at a time.
We determined that this was an ancient Chinese
torture, like thumb screws and getting stretched onil
"the Rack" or water-boarding.
Oysteo shucking involved this very same tor-
ture technique. Once that knot tied the ligaments
between your shoulder blades in a great big painful
ball, there was no getting nd of it. You could twist
and shake and jiggle yourself up and down but it
would still be there. Imagine someone sticking the
tip of a knife into your back one millimeter at a
time--all day long!
So half the morning and all that afternoon we
suffered through the Chicken Back. Then our legs
and feet began to ache and cramp. We noticed that
all the other shuckers were standing on a wood-
en stool rather than on the hard concrete floor. We
found ourselves two wooden stools pretty darn
quick. It helped a lot.
We were trying to shuck the oysters the old
fashioned way-with a hammer and a block. You
would bust the bill end of the oyster on a slim met-
al wedge that rose up from the steel block and then
you would dig your knife into the crack in the oys-

ter and pry it apart. It takes more than that to shuck
a "pretty" looking oyster but since I doubt that any
of you who are reading this will ever be applying for
such a position, I'll skip the details. A pretty oyster
is an oyster that isn't all hacked up and butchered. It
should be whole-with no puncture wounds releas-
ing all the juices.
Once you get the technique of shucking a pretty
oyster, then you have to develop speed. When you
get good, it appears to the observer that the shucker
is popping that oyster from between those two shells
with one fluid motion.
It takes a whole lot of oysters in the shell to
make one gallon of the shell-less kind. When the
oysters are fat (during spawning seasons) you might
get one gallon per each bag of approximately 300
oysters. When the oysters are "poor and salty" it
could take many, many more. In any case, if you
are expecting to make any money don't plan on go-
ing home early.
After the first day we didn't have much more
money than we did the day before we started--but
now we had a plan. The first part of the plan was
to get ourselves electric shucking machines. The ba-
sic machine was simple enough and the first one
was actually invented by a couple of fellows from
Apalach. We went over to this guy's home--as I
remember his name was Segree. He and his part-
ner once had an oyster house in Apalach and they
supposedly put the first shucking machine togeth-
er. This old man who was now growing hydropon-
ic tomatoes in his greenhouse, had a number of
these shucking machines. We bought two of them
for $150 each. I still have one that I use to shuck my
oysters when I buy them downtown and we gave the
other one to a friend who was going into the shuck-
ing business a few years back.
The shucking machine doesn't actually shuck
the oyster for you, it simply breaks the bill and re-
places the block and hammer. Once you get accus-
tomed to operating the machine, it improves your
speed appreciably.
I think the most that I ever shucked in one day
was 15 gallons. But after a while both Carol and I
were able to shuck between 10 and 15 gallons a day
each. I think the most we ever got paid was $4.50
per gallon.
Both Carol and I have discovered from our ca-
reers at hard labor and physical work that when you
earn your money by the sweat of your brow, it ac-
tually becomes heavier in weight. Sometimes it be-
comes so heavy one can hardly get it from his/her
pocket. It is true! It might have something to do
with gravity, the speed of might or air pressure. But
I know that it is true.
Richard E. Noble has been an Eastpointerfor about 30
years. His books, Hobo-ing America and A Summer
with Charlie, are now available on If you
would like to stock the books in your store or business, con-
tact him at 670-8076 or e-mail richardedwardnoble@it-

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Resident recalls childhood

trips to Franklin County

Editor's note: Many localfolks are in
Franklin County for one of three rea-
sons: They were born here, they dis-
cowved The Forgotten Coast by acci-
dent and fell in love, or they renmem-
ber happy childhood trips here and
returned as adults to recapturn that
magic. It's easy to tell from the follow-
ing essay which category Eastpoint
resident Anna Carmichaelfalls into.
Chronicle Correspondent
As a child, my family came
here to "the coast," for a getaway.
Sometimes it would be for just a
day and other times it was for va-
The day trips began early, be-
fore daylight. The three-hour trip
was a convoy of used cars and
farm trucks packed tightly with
cousins, aunts, uncles, moms and
dads, grandmas and grandpas.
Pretty much the whole family, be-
cause everyone wanted to come.
You could smell the sea long
before that everlasting stretch of
highway 65 brought you to the
front porch of Eastpoint. The
coastline would be dotted with
local men casting their nets and
pulling in what seemed like mil-
lions and millions of mullet, a
very ugly and slimy fish. The
fish houses, as we called them,
were full of more people clean-
ing the fish. I don't know how
the fish cleaners kept up with the
fish catchers, but there was al-
ways proof that they did, up at
the front of the fish house.
The action inside the fish
house was crazy. Everyone had a
knife and a job to do. All you re-
ally saw was the backs and arms
of people as they did their fish
cleaning. Surprisingly, there was
very little blood. What there was
a lot of was fish.
It came in from a big door
in the back of the fish house still
alive and gasping for life. I was
aware of what was happening to
the fish as it passed through the
hands of the workers, but simply
ignored it. Before I knew it, I was
being pulled out the front door by
my big sister. During just a few
seconds, coolers had been filled
with ice, oysters and fish. Some
of it was cooked and eaten here.
A lot was taken home and pack-
aged for the freezer. We had our
own mullet season, where I'm
Back then you could set up
a. temporary camp and spend the
day under the big shade trees that
were across the road from the bay.
There was always a fish cooker, a
makeshift table, and blankets and
chairs, brought from home, of
course. All the comforts needed
for a day of play and rest
The table held food and gal-
lon milk jugs filled with sweet tea
that had also made the trip with
us. There would always be a few
cakes and pies, made for torture,
I'm sure, as we waited, starving,
it seemed, while that not so ugly
anymore fish was fried to a gold-
en, crispy wonderfulness. Al-
ways, the wait was worthwhile.
We filled our bellies full of mul-
let, roe and grits, hushpuppies
and coleslaw, homemade pick-

les, fresh cut onions, and coun-
try cut French fried "taters".
When washed down with Gran-
ny's sweet tea, it made a concoc-
tion that drugged us ih a way that
made a nap inevitable. Usually,
the desserts were left for later.
The smoke from a fire and
the winds off the ocean kept the
flies and mosquitoes off of us as
we slept the hot part of the day
away. When your tummy is full,
a pallet made on the ground isn't
so hard to sleep on.
When we awoke, the men
were shucking oysters and suck-
ing them right from the shell. It
was a gross affair to me and I
chose a big hunk of Granny's
chocolate cake to wake me up.
Occasionally, you'd hear a wom-
an's voice call out, "If y'all eat
'em all raw there won't be none
for fryin' or the stew." I did not
like the fried oysters either, but
that oyster stew was, as they say
today, "off the chain." When
you crumbled up the saltines
that had somehow escaped the
men, into that buttery, creamy,
lumpy stew, it made for a sam-
ple of what heaven must be like.
Combine that with another des-
sert and more sweet tea and you
have yourself another sleep ton-
ic that kept you down for most of
the boring ride home.
Other times our trips here
were for longer periods. We'd
rent a place and spend our days
playing, fishing, meeting new
friends or simply reading. Our
nights were filled with fires on
the beach or long walks along the
water line that became a game we
called "Jellyfish." That's a game
where you have to kinda hop and
skip along, dodging the dozens
of jellyfish that cane and went in
the waves on the beach. Every-
body knew a jellyfish was poison-
These traditions were car-
ried on for years. my whole life.
in fact. Soon. I was bringing my
children with me. to "the beach "
Of course, we found ourselves
migrating towards Panama City
for various reasons. More to do.
for the kids. you know. shopping,
restaurants, the same ones every-
one else had. When we walked
the beach at night. my kids
thought "Jellyfish" was a stupid
game and my stories about my
childhood on a forgotten coast.
were boring. Maybe so. but my
love for the beach, the coast, the
ocean, whatever you choose to
call it. drew me. to a place that,
for me. had never been forgotten.
Eastpoint. Florida.
My reason to come here was
simply to rest and make some
decisions about my life, Over
the course of the last few years,
I had been dealt some pretty
hard blows, and I needed to find
a place that was happy. When
I searched my life for evidence
that there had been, if only occa-
sionally, some happiness, I found
that the times spent here, at "the
coast," were among those oc-
casions. Luckily, I had a good
friend that lived here. What was
waiting for me changed my life.

Home is where the heart is

"Home is where the heart is"
is not only a slogan used by many
on plaques and d6cor for the
home but these few words nev-
er mean more than during blood
The Franklin County Sea-
food Workers Association is
pleased to announce their par-
ticipation in working with other
groups and organizations to bring
the blood drive home. Apalachi-
cola/Eastpoint Blood Drives are
responsible for about 10% of
blood collections for the months
Bay Medical Center come to our
area. On an average of about 4
times a year we supply about 5%
of annual collections for Bay
Medical Center.
Kind of touches the heart,
pun intended. Seriously this year
the Realtors Association, City of
Apalachicola, Weems Hospital,
Sheriff's Department, and oth-
ers all joined forces to make this
year's blood drive better than ever
Each lime you give blood,
you remove some of the iron it
contains. High blood iron lev-
els can increase the risk of heart
disease. Iron has been shown to
speed the oxidation of cholester-
ol, a process thought to increase
the damage to arteries that ulti-
mately leads to cardiovascular
Donating blood stimulates
the generation of red blood cells,.
Donors should drink lots of wa-
ter before donating blood so they
are well hydrated and also to help
plump up smaller veins. Donors
should also eat a good meal be-
fore donating. After donating.
donors should not exercise, lift

TIie C11 lro

By Linda Raffield
heavy objects or drink alcohol for
24 hours. Plasma volumes will
return to normal in around 24
hours, while red blood cells are
replaced by bone marrow into the
circulatory system within about.
3-5 weeks, and lost iron replaced
over 6-8 weeks.
Double Red
A recent innovation in apha-
eresis is the "double red" dona-
tion, which extracts two units of
red blood cells instead of the sin-
gle unit of an ordinary whole-
blood donation. This provides
several benefits to both the do-
nor and the blood bank. The do-
nor can make the same red-cell
contribution with half the visits,
and the return of plasma to the
body leaves the donor better hy-
drated. The process takes some-
what longer than a standard do-
nation (about 35-45 minutes), but
is much shorter than a regular
aphacresis visit. The blood bank
receives twice the usual red-cell
donation in each visit. Patients
who require the blood will then
not be as susceptible to rejection,
as there will be fewer sources and
less mixture. Because more red


Riverkeeper issues thanks for Art for the Sky
Attention Franklin County DVD's and t-shirts for sale for mittee; Seahawk Circle Spon-
Students: We received the last set $5 each. And while you're there sor ($1,000) Apalachicola Bay
of "Skycards" from Daniel Danc- pick up a Riverkeeper t-shirt, hat, Charter School, Apalachico-
er on June 11, 2008. We have 500 mugs. or other high quality item. la State Bank, Gulf State Corn-
cards for all you students who Come on by! munity Bank/Cook Insurance,
haven't gotten them yet. About a We'd also like to take this Progress Energy; Futurekeeper
month ago we got the first install- opportunity to thank the incred- Circle Sponsor ($500) Frank-
ment of 800 that we took to the ible sponsors of the Art for the lin County Central Campus Stu-
administration office to be dis- Sky project. They include: Lead dents! Franklin County Tourist
tributed. Sponsor ($3,000) Gulf Alliance Development Council; Champi-
If you didn't get one of the for Local Art; Second Tier Spon- on Circle ($250) Ace Hardware,
cards in the first set. come by the sors ($1,500) Fairpoint Com-
Riverkeeper office and get one. munications and the Franklin
We also have Art for the Sky County School Advisory Corn- Continued on Page 15lo

cells are removed from the circu-
latory system, donors must meet
some additional health require-
ments for a double-red donation.
The Bay Medical Blood Do-
nor Center supplies 100% of Bay
Medical's Blood needs and is op-
erated by Southeastern Commu-
nity Blood Center. SCBC is a
nonprofit and the only blood cen-
ter providing blood to families in
26 counties in North Florida and
South Georgia. SCBC's home of-
fice is at 1731 Riggins Road in
Tallahassee. Additional branches
are located in Thomasville, Ga.,
Douglas, Ga., Marianna and
Panama City.
In the "Spirit of Competi-
tion" the Franklin County Sea-
food Workers Association would
like to issue a challenge to all the
FWC, DEP, DOACS, and all the
others who work in the seafood
industry to donate blood. So
come on Seafood Workers, let's
roll up them sleeves and see what
we can do to give the gift that is
truly the gift of life.
Remember the bay is our
life's blood in the industry, but
there are times when many in
our community may need the gift
the life and as our community,
our home, is where the heart is,
please give blood.
The "Home Is Where The
Heart Is" Blood Drive will be
June 23rd 2008 at the Realtors
Association, 78 Ith Street, be-
side the Piggly Wiggly in Apala-
chicola from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Linda Raffid is secrecy of the
Franklin County Seafood Workers

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Following is the report to the
Franklin County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners from Bill Ma-
han, Franklin/UF-IFAS Exten-
sion Director, on June 17.
Florida Fish & Wildlife
Commission Updates,
Apalhlchicla PaMidling Ta-il
rieiws National Retgnition: On
June 10th the FWC announced
that the Apalachicola Paddling
Trail System, located in Franklin
County in the Apalachicola Riv-
er Wildlife and Environmental
Area, was one of 24 trails desig-
nated by the Secretary of the In-
terior as a National Recreation
FWC to Hold Supplemental

Sales Period fir Alligator Hunt per-
mits: On June 5th the FWC an-
nounced that they will hold a sup-
plemental sales period for people
who failed to get an alligator hunt
permit or those who would like
to return a permit with the hope
of trying to obtain another.
This additional salts period
will reduce any inconveniences
caused by a computer program-
ming glitch during the initial sales
period on Tuesday, June 3rd.
A limited set of permits will
go on sale starting at 10:00 a.m.
(EDT), Tuesday, June 17th on
a first come first served basis
through the Total licensing Sys-
A listing _U the mnmum
numlrL of .permits that will be
available during this supplemen-
tal sales period, along with in-
structions on how to return un-

wanted permits and more de-
tails about this opportunity, will
be posted on the FWC's Alliga-
tor Management Web site at My-
FWCcom/gato The dead-
line to purchase a permit during
this supplemental sales period is
11:59 p.m. (EDTII') June 23.
UF-IFAS Extension
4-1l ('oumniy CIanaI: Registra-
tion for our annual 4-11 County
Summer Camp continues. This
year's camp will be the week of
July 14th 18th at 4-H Camp
Timpoochee. We will again be
camping with Covington Coun-
ty, AL and Walton County, FL.
We are the only multi-state sum.
mer 4-H camp held during the
summer. If you would like ad-
ditional information about sum-
mer camp, please give me a call
at 653.9337.

Date of this notice: 05/29/08: Invoice No.: 14737
Description of vehicle: Make: Infiniti; Model: 4 Door; Color: Black
Tag No.: 405KEJ: Year: 1996; State: FL: VIN: JNKCA21D6TTO22398
To Owner: Lisa Michelle Foret
1231 E. Lafayette Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle %%a% tosed tin
05/24/M8 by the request ofl APD that said sehicle is in its potw.o&I aM the addrtic
noted below. They the undcrsigned claim a lien o tosiwug. stwmy. and cot I he
vehicle will be sold alter 35 da)s lio the date ol impound frre of porir hens l'a.
ment by the above date ofr notice in the amount of S277.50 phla ustwta ch hargj
occurring at the rate of 22.00 per d4) fromt the date hereof sill lb e silntcn ito
redeem the vehicle from Ithe lien of the licnor, Florida Statumc "13
Florida Statute 713.
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 06/27/M1 at 12 00 noon o'clock.
the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction at 620 IHosuoa Road.
Eastpoit, FL. From the proceeds will first be paid all towing and storage charg s
plus all cost including cost for this sale. Any excess %ill be deposited with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court. You and each of you are urged to make satisfactor%
arrangements to pay all charges and take pomsetsion of the said vehicle In order to
obtain a release of the vehicle you must present personal inden fication. drier's
license and PROOF OF OWNERSIIIP (titlc. registration. etc ) at the addrcss below
and pay the charges
P.O. BOX 971

Date of this notice: 05/02/08; Invoice No.: 14729
Description of vehicle: Make: Mitsublshi: Modlc: Eclipse; Color: Red
Tag No.: No Tag: Year: 1998; State: VA; VIN: 4A3AK44YNWEOI7126
To Owner: Thomas M. Clemons Lien Holder: Navy Federal Credit
1912 Regulas Ave. Union
Virginia Beach, VA 23454 P.O. Box 25109
Lehigh Valley. PA 18002
You and each of you are hereby notified that the anvc 'chicle .s as triweild on
05/09/08 by the requcsl of FCSO that said slchice is m ii s possession at tlhe ad
dress noted helow. The the undernigncd claim a lien for towing. storag-. .il cost11
[hce %chicle will hbe sold after 15 days for ilt i dlte of iinipound Iree in prioor liensq
Paxymenl by the above dailte of notice in thc inmonnt of .139.70 plus storage tiarges
occuring il Ithe rate of: 522.00 per day from the date here ofwill he sltufictinl to4
redeem the vehicle from the lien of the lienor. I lorid.a Slaluic 71
Florida Statute 713.
You and each of you are hereby notified that on: 06/23/08 ait 12 00 noon o'clock.
the vehicle described above will he sold at public auction at 620 Hnloston Road,
Eastpoint, FL. From the proceeds will first he paid all towing and storage charges
plus all cost including cost for this sale. Any excess will he deposited with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court. You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory
arrangements to pay all charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to
obtain a release of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's
license and PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title. registration, etc.) at the address below
and pay the charges.
P.O. BOX 971


airport gets

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florinda) has announced
that the Apalachicola Munici-
pal Airport has been awarded a
S222.481 grant from the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA).
The funding will be used
by Franklin County to acquire
Runway Protection Zone (RPZ)
property to enhance safety and to
meet FAA standards at Apalachi-
cola Municipal Airport.
"I am very pleased that these
federal funds have been awarded
for Apalachicola Municipal Air-
port, said Congressman Boyd.
S"Improvements to the runway
safety area at the airport will help
the runway meet federal safety
standards and maintain Apalach-
icola's airport as a gateway to the
According to the FAA, RPZs
are areas beyond the runway that
serve to enhance the protection
of people and property on the
ground. This grant will provide
federal funding to acquire land
necessary to maintain maximum
control over the RPZ.




PHONE: 850-962-7894

PHONE: 850-519-7048

Golf Course: Prestigious lot on the 9th tee,
corner lot, reduced to $299,000, owner/agent.

* One Acre, Harbor Road, High & Dry. $89,900.
* 1.97 Acre Homesite, Baywood Estates, Cleared. $98,900.
* *10 Acres in Riverbend Plantation. $225,000.
* 2.53 Acres with Large Pond, Baywood Estates. $164,900.
* *2.2 Acres Creekfront, Victorian Village, Shared Dock, $395,000.
* 1-1/2 City Lots with Riverview. $225,000.


b, Qustion 248: True or False...
If you start counting by ones
(1,2.3...) and your friend starts
counting by twos (2,4,6,8...),
your friend will reach "infinity" first.

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Three Outs

'H-IUIU uY L.ULIKu r'iu ER
New Commander A.P. Whaley presents his executive board:
Left to right, Bill Miller, Commander District 2 SAL;Don El-
lison, Commander SAL; Joe Myrick, Vice President, Legion
Post 82; Mike Guidry, Chaplain, Post 82.

Flag Day sees new

commander installed

Chnnicle Cornsfondenr
On Flag Day, June 14, A.P.
Whaley was officially installed as
the new Commander of Ameri-
can Legion Post 82 in Lanark Vil-
"Since there isn't any real
ceremony for Flag Day," he said,
"we just sort of made our own,"
Sworn in in the company of
his fellow legionnaires by Mas-
ter of Ceremonies Chuck Spicer,
Spicer introduced Whaley and
gave a brief commentary on his
life. He began with his 20-year ca-
reer in the United States Army,
initially serving as a helicopter pi-
lot. After a near-fatal crash, he re-
tired as a helicopter flight instruc-
tor with the rank of Chief War-
rant Officer Three.
Spicer then outlined Wh.a-
ley's establishment of a Carra-
belle boating business, when his

boat Cat 5 made regular trips be-
tween Carrabelle and Dog Island,
frequently having exciting mo.
ments, such as evacuating peo-
ple from Dog Island during emer-
gencies, before retiring from that
business for his own health rea.
sons. Concluding his introduc-
tion with a reminder of Whaley's
many years of service within the
American Legion, he presented
the new commander.
Whaley vowed to bring or-
der to the workings of the Le-
gion post, continue and make im-
provements in the observation of
traditional patriotic services, and
campaign for a coordinated event
calendar for the entire Lanark
After the oath. the I.egion.
naires and others tendingn, en.
Joyed .1 barbecue lunch prepared
by Thomas l.e on hls
famous "super smoker "

Following are the FHP checkpoints in Franklin County for June.
* June 20-26: CR 374, CR 30A SR 300 (St. George Island Causeway)
* June 27 -30: SR 30, SR 30A, SR 65

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1. Drano target
5. London rainwear
9. Mark for life
13. Pie chart lines
15. "I _all over!"
16. "Not that!"
17. Pakistani, e.g.
18. Walk like a 9-
19, VCR successor
20. "Neverl"
23. Towel word
24. Center of
25. X-rated
27. Shark hanger-on
31. Nogales's state
34. Arcade game

35. Explorer Cabeza
36. Canton's home
39. Standard of
42. Perturbed state
43. Many
44. Givejoy to
45. A whole bunch
47. Snares at the
48. Sc-Fl or
50. Tic (mint)
51. Get mellower
52. Cigarette brand
that sponsored
Jack Benny
60. Old Harper's
Bazaar illustrator
62 Shipping option
63 Ateher prop
64 "Why don't we?"
65. Prefix with bellum
66. Shirtey Temple.
for one
67. Something to

68. Wolish look
69. Pantry pest

1. Stick in one's
2. Whipping unit
3. Jim Davis pooch
4. Composer_
Caro Menotti
5. Blue-haired
6. "Bullets," in poker
7. Dish designer
8. Unload, in a way
9. Pink-elephants
10. 'Teacup' dogs
11. Smithy's block
12. Parrot's perch
14. At risk
21. Glass of public

22. Hoopeter_ Ming
26. Needs a bib
27. Hits head-on
28. Harrow rival
29. PinocchIo was
30. Keynote deliverer
31. Wise old heads .
32. Protest singer Phi
33. Chronic

35. Awful-tasting
37. A huge fan of
38. Horatian works
40. Film producer
41. Flinched, for
46. Rio. Tex.
47. "Viva Vegas"
48. Some Certs


49. Source of plumes
50. Tippecanoe's

53. Riverto the
54. Christmas candy
55. Franklin flew one
56. avis
57. "The doctor _"
58. "Mid-rnannered"
TV character
59. Bugling beasts
61. Psychic's skill

Crossword Puzzle Answer on Page 15 i

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waywia8l te firs prepared from
our own rmcopes
Now sevng some of the
best seafood on fthe coast
Sunday Friday
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Sun Thurs 11 am 8 pm
ri Sat 11 am- pm
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This Week's Answer

Cogno's Corner

Answer to question #248 is: False.
Neither of you would ever get to infinity. In fact, infinity isn't
really a number. It's more of an idea-the idea is that some things
never end. No matter how high you count, you could always add
one more to it, right? That's why we think of numbers as "infi-
nite" and call the idea of having an end that has no real end "in-

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were mixed
Where to start? It's been a
busy week for the Branch Office.
Capt. Rick Schmitt of
ApalacheeOutfitters(tel. 850-766-
2374), Mark Westmoreland of
Apalach and your reporter fished
in the Big Bend Saltwater Classic.
We entered the Masters division
because Capt. Rick is a licensed
The first day of the two-
day tournament we managed to
weigh in a grouper, a red snap-
per and a nice-sized king macker-
el. We were on the board with 2
fourth places and a second. The
next day the fish gods did not
smile on us and we didn't catch
any fish to weigh in. We were
haunted by sharks just about ev-
ery spot we tried.
Our first day catches did not
hold up so we were knocked out
of contention.
Local guides Capt. Charles
Wilson and Capt. Tony Phillips
fishing out of Scipio Creek Ma-
rina (where my boat sleeps) did
well in the Masters and Recre-
ational Team Challenge divi-
Capt. Clint Taylor of Jean.
nies Journies on SGI had some
fine fish in the Masters including
a 17 lb mahi and a 17 lb grouper.
The highlight of our second
day came at around one in the af-
ternoon on a wreck in 80'. Capt.
Rick hooked something huge!
After a grueling 40 minute battle,
he brought a 300 Ibt goliath grou-
per to the surface. After some pic-
tures and sofne speculation that
it might be a legal warsaw grou-


per. we turned the giant loose and
it happily returned to the depths
Goliath are protected in Flonda
after being fished almost it) the
point of extinction some years
ago. It was a real charge to se
that fish and watch Capt Rick
slug it out with him He had a
9/0 reel. 150 lb test line with the
drag screwed down tight and the
goliath still stripped line against
the drag!
In another trip. the Mark
Forte family of Panama City
Beach went fishing with me. The
Apalach Reef and the C-Towcr
produced grouper, red, lane and

grey snapper, amberjack and three
king mackerel including a 30 lber
(unfortunately 2 days before the
tournament where at would have
placed wvry well) That fish was
skillfully fought and Linded by
Renee. Mark's wife The son And
daughter. Scot and Anel, caught
black sea bass snapper and sharks
Mark fought some huge barra-
cuda as well as many other fish.
A great time was had by all and
we topped the day off by having
our snapper and sea bass cooked
for us at Papa Joe's Restaurant at
Scipio Creek Manna.
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fishing of late so I can only give
reports on what was told to me.
Speckled trout around West Pass
and Bird Island, trout and red fish
at the head of the Bay and the riv-
ers, tripletail on the markers and
buoys in the Bay and the Miles
Channel and flounder if you
know where and how to catch
them. I will do some serious re-
search and try to give a compre-
hensive report next week on the
flounder and other inshore spe-
Major bite times: *
Fri. June 20, 1:44 p.m.
Sat. June 21, 2:37 p.m.

Sun. June 22, 3:29 p.m.
Mon. June 23,4:20 p.m.
Tues. June 24, 5:09 p.m.
Good fishing and tight lines!
Jeff Hardi, a rtid attorney and
lifetime fisherman, resides happily
in Eastpoint, Surrounded by some
of the best angling waers,
he aks full adntage by writing
this columnfor the Ouvi and do-
ing Shorelines, a Forgotten Coast TV
program, requirg him to fish as of
ten as he cam. When notfishing, he's
talking about fishing. You can con-
a rahim at dhah88888aoLon.

Big Bend Saltwater Classic winners announced

Recreational Division
Davis, Jerry, 63.7, Port St. Joe;
Elchenko, Michael, 51.8, Port
St. Joe; Runyan, Michael, 29.15,
Port St. Joe; Parks, Fred, 26.55,
Panacea; Hoard, John Bradley,
26.55, Panacea.
Love, Bryan, 63.9, Carrabelle;
Powers, Richard, 36.35, Carra-
belle; Benton, Vicki, 35.65, Car-
rabelle; Vatter, Dave, 31.55, Pan-
acea; Crane, Chris, 30.1, Pana-
Perry, Tom, 29.7, Port St. Joe;
McBride, J.D., 27.1, Port St. Joe;
Elchenko, Michael,
25.65, Port St. Joe; Connally, Wil-
liam, 24.65, Port St. Joe; Walton,
Ben, 22.3, Carrabelle.
Lawhon, Marilyn, 4.45, Carra-
belle; Burns, Adam, 4.4, Port St.
Joe; Harrison, Brandon, 4, Car-
rabelle; Musgrove, Jr., Philip,
3.95, Carrabelle; Soloman, Ray,
3.8, Carrabelle.
GaffTopSall Cat
Hoelzle, Zach, 6.6, Carrabelle;
Taranto, Joey, 6.45, Carrabelle;
Soloman, Ray, 6.35, Carrabelle;

Seay, Ken, 6.2. Carrabelle; Hoe-
Izle, Bob, 5.95, Carrabelle.
Bryant, Bill, 39.75, Port St. Joe;
Buckner. Jon, 29.5, Port St. Joe;
Grantham, Josh, 23.9, Carra-
belle; Oliver, Chaz. 23.4. Port St.
Joe; Runkel. Charles, 22.75, Car-
King Mackerel
Rich, Robert, 40.55, Port St. Joe;
Hemphill, John, 36.25, Port St.
Joe; Miller, Russell, 33.1, Port St.
Joe; Anderson, Blake, 31.65, Port
St. Joe; Turnipsced, Ken, 29.85,
Red or Mangrove Snapper
Grantham, Josh, 22.75, Carra-
belle; Le tte, bTom 19.2,
Port St. Joe; Pitzek, Stoney,
14.75, Carrabelle; Miller, Rich-
ard, 14.2, Port St. Joe; Vatter,
John, 14.2, Panacea.
Monroe, Ben, 5, Port St. Joe;
Cantin, Neal, 3.1, Port St. Joe;
Bailey, Robin, 2.15, Carrabelle;
Evans, Dale, 1.7, Panacea.
Spanish or Cero Mackerel
Hoelzle, Bob, 5.8, Carrabelle;
Davis, Clark, 5.4, Panacea; Vat-
ter, Travis, 5.35, Panacea; Stubbs,
Steven, 5.3, Panacea; Reese, Aus-
tin, 5.2, Carrabelle.

Spotted Sea Trout
Mock, Ashley, 5.05, Carrabelle;
Kelley, George C.. 4.95, Port St.
Joe; Home., Kevin, 4.95, Pana-
cea; Derwick, Robert, 4.6, Carra-
belle; Daughdrill, Bill, 4.55. Port
St. Joe.
Courtency, Cliff, 58.65, Port St.
Joe; Link, Alan, 49.9, Carrabelle;
Elchenko, Michael; 48.8, Port St.
Joe; Anderson, John Jr., 44.45,
Carrabelle; Sineath, John, 43.1,
junior LiVlsion

Black Sea Bass
Bickerstaff, Caleb, 1.85, Panacea;
Hoard, Gavin, 1.65,Panacea;
Smythe III, Albert,1.65, Carra-
belle; Reams, Ben, 1.3, Panacea;
Tyler Copeland, 1.2, Carra-
belle; Galey, Michael, 1.2, Pana-
Solomon, Luke, 2.65, Carrabelle;
Burns, Grayson, 2.4, Port St. Joe;
Munroe, Taylor, 2.25, Port St.
Joe; Galey, Michael, 2, Panacea;
Derwick, Ethan, 1, Carrabelle.
GaffTopSall Cat
Taranto, Brandon; 6.2, Carra-
belle; Amison, Christian, 6.05,
Carrabelle; Solomon, Luke, 5.9,
Carrabelle; Amison, Colin, 5.7,

Carrabelle; Maxwell, Gunner,
5.2, Carrabelle.
Gunter, Blythe, 12.85, Carra-
belle; Stege, Jes,12.5, Carrabelle;
Gunter. Elizabeth, 12.35, Car-
rabelle; Kadew, Alex, 11.1, Car-
rabelle; Bickerstaff, Caleb, 10.4,
Key West Grunt
Eyler, lan, 1.95, Carrabelle;
Hoard, Gavin, 1.75, Panacea;
Hulse, Lane, 1.6, Panacea; Egg-
eman, Leah, 1.55, Panacea; Pat-
rick Jackson, 1.5, Carrabelle;
Bickerstaff, Caleb, 1.5, Panacea.
King Mackerel
Kadew, Alex, 19.05, Carrabelle;
Russell, Abigail, 17.05, Carra-
belle, Jones, Reynolds, 16.6,Car-
rabelle; Johnston, Zachary, 16,
Carrabelle; Gunter, Elizabeth,
14.85, Carrabelle.
Spanish or Coro Mackerel
Eyler, lan, 4.65,Carrabelle;
Burns, Grayson,4.1, Port St.
Joe; Jeter, Jake,3.9,Port St. Joe;
Smythe III, Albert, 3.65, Carra-
belle; Poole, Lindsey, 3.15, Pan-
Spotted Sea Trout
Jeter, Jake, 3.65, Port St. Joe;
Borchardt, Brandon, 3.25, Car-
rabelle; Burns, Grayson, 2.75,
Port St. Joe; Derwick, Ethan, 2.7,

Carrabelle; Zang, Andrea, 2.65,
Trigger Fish
Runkel, Amy, 4.75, Carrabelle;
Gunter, Elizabeth, 3.9, Carra-
belle; Jones, Reynolds, 3,Carra-
belle; Hoard, Gavin, 2.55, Pan-
acea; Kadew, Alex, 2.55, Carra-
Sundberg Jr., William, 1.55,
Carrabele; Fewox, Bryce,
1.25, Carrabelle; Fewox, Alex-
is,1.05, Carrabelle; Hulse,
Matt, 0.6, Carrabelle; Maxwell,

Masters Division

Lake, Doug, Last Call, 45.2, Port
St. Joe; Raffield, Bill Aloan
Again, 36.05, Carrabelle; Bra-
dy, Eric Miss Tori,33.1, Car-
rabelle; Squires, Richard Fin
Head,21.35, Port St. Joe; Hud-
son, Jeff, Fish Chaser, 21.35, Port
St. Joe.
Pope, D.A., LeeLana L, 21.35,
Port St. Joe; Taylor, Clint, Bigfish
SGI, 17,Carrabelle; Cook, Fin-
ley, Big Fin and the Tail Chasers;

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FWC relaxes weekend mullet rules

But takes no
action on nets
During its regular meeting
last week, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion approved a rule that will al-
low the commercial harvest of
striped or black mullet on week-
The rule was approved at the
FWC public meeting in Dania
Beach last week.
The commercial harvest of
mullet has been prohibited on
weekends during certain months
of the year since 1989 to help pro-
tect mullet when they spawn. A
recent FWC stock assessment in-
. dicates that mullet populations
are now healthy enough state-
wide to safely sustain commer-
cial mullet harvesting on week-
"This rule will give commer-
cial fishermen more time to fish
and supply fresh mullet to local
markets without adversely affect-
ing Florida's mullet population,"

said FWC Chairman Rodney
This rule takes effect on July
Other marine issues
In other marine issues, FWC
reviewed and discussed the use
of fishing nets and net-related is-
sues and voted to leave the 2-inch
net mesh requirement as is. Com-
missioners also reviewed and dis-
cussed Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council gag and
red grouper regulatory actions
and South Atlantic Fishery Man-
agement Council vermilion snap-
per and gag grouper management
alternatives and considered other
federal fishery management is-
Also, commissioners passed
rules to extend the Stone Crab
Advisory Board to July 1, 2011
and allow the use of galvanized
16-gauge or thinner degradable
staples to construct the degrad-
able panel on wire stone crab
traps. These rules take effect on
July 13.

Please don't feed the

There's a new rule from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
about feeding pelicans. Don't do
Brown pelicans, due to their
social nature, become dependent
on discarded fish and fish scraps.
The birds will often congregate in
places where the scraps are readi-
ly available and rely on the scraps
as a major source of food.
In places where fish scraps
are available, such as at fish pro-
cessing facilities or fish markets,
the pelicans will arrive day after
day to eat, becoming habituated.
according to FWC biologists.
"Pelicans can become so
used to their daily "free" meals
that they won't migrate south
during the winter, and as a re-
sult become sick, suffer frostbite
on their feet or die as a result of
exposure," said James Rodgers,
a research biologist at the FWC's
Gainesville Laboratory.
Another problem arises at
fishing piers or other spots where
people are cleaning fish or where
fishermen toss the birds a few
fish from time to time. The large
bones left over after filleting a fish
can get stuck in the throat of the
pelican, eventually choking or
starving the bird.
"Hanging out at the piers
can develop into a further prob-
lem when pelicans get caught
with fishing hooks while trying to
steal fish directly from the fishing
line. It's not unusual to see a peli-
can with a hook embedded in its
pouch and fishing line trailing be-
hind it," Rodgers said.
Embedded hooks can cause
the soft skin of the bird's pouch
to tear. Such injuries can some-
times become infected, which
can lead to sickness and weak-
ness. In extreme cases, the bird
may die from illness or from star-
vation because it weakens to the
point where it can't get enough
These concerns led FWC
staff and other experts to con-
clude these "free meals" were
affecting the overall health of
browrf pelican populations.
"To counter this problem,
the Commission passed a rule
that is intended to stop the feed-

Brown Pelican

ing of large numbers of pelicans.
This rule is considered necessary
to maintain healthy wild popula-
tions of brown pelicans in Flori-
da," Rodgers said.
The new rule states that the
intentional feeding or the place-
ment of food that attracts pel-
icans and modifies the natural
behavior of the pelican so as to
be detrimental to the survival or
health of a local population is
It is no longer permitted un-
der this rule to dump or discharge
large amounts of fish scraps, by-
catch or comparable materials
from a fish house or similar fa-
cility which attracts large num-
bers of pelicans to that area and
causes changes in the behavior
of the pelicans. Though indirect-
ly feeding the pelicans, such large
scale activities can have a detri-
mental effect on a brown pelican
population by inhibiting migra-
tion and leading to cold weather
induced illness and injury.
Under the new rule, it is no
longer permissible for organized
groups of people or organizations
to feed groups of pelicans at regu-
lar places and regular times when
the pelicans are not restrained or
not directly under their care.
Public fishing piers and
beaches which attract large
groups of fishermen may want
to consider creating scrap chutes
where folks can dump the left-
overs to keep them out of the way

Wildlife issues
In other issues, FWC direct-
ed its staff to move forward with
proposed new rules to curb illegal
release of nonnative animals into
the wild. Commissioners took the
action during their two-day meet-
ing at Dania Beach.
The proposal would include
a new rule allowing owners of
unlicensed fish and wildlife to
surrender their animals without
penalty at FWC-sponsored am-
nesty events and to state and an-
imal-control agencies. Commis-
sioners will consider final action
on the measure during their Sep-
tember meeting at Jacksonville.
Other rule proposals from
this week's meeting will be up for
final action in September. They
include prohibiting waterfowl
hunting from or within 30 yards
of any permanent duck blind on
lakes Miccosukee, lamonia, Carr
and Jackson.
Also, the Commission re-
viewed proposed rule changes
concerning taking, possession
and sale of freshwater turtles.

pelicans, I
of pelicans.
The intent of this rule is not
to regulate the occasional or the
casual feeding of individual pel-
icans. Individuals who are out
fishing and happen to hand a
scrap to a begging pelican will
not be cited for their behavior.
This rule provides an enforce-
ment tool to resolve situations
when larrg scale feeding could
negatively influcncr the health or
survival of a pelican.
"However, you can help
keep pelican populations healthy
by not feeding them. One person
feeding a pelican one fish may
not harm the bird, but problems
do occur because usually there
are many people feeding that
same pelican every day." Rodgers
Another way to help is to
use fish scrap repositories at piers
and docks, if they are available.
If they are not available, discard
your fish-scraps in a garbage can
or at home.
"Your efforts will help keep
pelican populations wild," Rod-
gers said.
Brown pelicans In Florida
Brown pelicans are large,
shore-dwelling birds, about 48
inches long, with a 6-7 foot wing-
span. They weigh in at about 8
pounds. They are strong swim-
mers and graceful flyers, but are
rather clumsy on land. They are
long-lived-the oldest individual
on record died at 43 years of age.
Pelicans can be seen along coasts
from North to South America.
Pelicans are fish-eating birds.
They have excellent eyesight and
hunt by searching for schools of
small bait fish while flying over
the ocean, sometimes as high as
50 feet. When they see fish, they
will dive steeply into the water,
often submerging completely,
and capture the fish in their large
throat pouches.
Pelicans are highly social
birds that often congregate in
large flocks throughout much of
the year. They also breed in large
colonies, which may consist of
several hundred pairs, nesting
in bushes, or in trees, usually on
small estuarine islands where
they can be free from disturbance

These proposals would help pro-
tect freshwater turtle populations
while the FWC develops a com-
prehensive management strat-
egy for wildlife species that are
not regulated under current rules.
Those measures also will be on
the September agenda.
Commissioners reviewed the
FWC's imperiled species listing
system to see if the system can be
Commissioners also directed
staff to proceed with developing
a management plan for the pere-
grine falcon the final phase in
the process for removing the.bird
from the state's endangered spe-
cies list.
Also Commissioners heard
an overview of the "Wildlife
2060: What's at stake for wild-
life?" draft report being devel-
oped by the FWC's staff. The re-
port, which will be finalized later
in the summer, details environ-
mental changes and challenges
likely to occur in Florida over the
next five decades.
The next FWC meeting will
be at Jacksonville Sept. 17-19.

FWC says
from terrestrial predators. Nests
are typically little more than a
shallow depression built from
grass or reeds, over interwoven
sticks on supporting tree branch-
es. Along the East Coast of the
United States. pelicans nest from
South Carolina to Florida (both
coasts) and in Alabama, Louisi-
ana. and Texas across the Gulf.
In southern Flonda, nesting often
begins in the fall. but nesting far-
ther north doesn't begin until late
winter or spring, with peak egg-
laying often occurring in March
and April. Pelicans usually lay
two to three eggs that hatch in
approximately one month. Like
many birds, newly hatched pel-
icans are featherless and com-
pletely dependent upon their par-
ents. Each young pelican usually
requires about 50 pounds of food
and about 75 days to reach the
point of fledging, or first flight.
Because of their size, pel-
icans are usually conspicuous
and are often a common fixture
at marinas and fishing piers and
can be counted on to panhandle
for food from the often compliant
The brown pelican nearly
disappeared from North Amer-
ica between the 1950s and early
1970s because of pesticides in use
at the time. The run-off contain-
ing those pesticides entered rivers
and eventually the ocean, which
then contaminated the fish. The
pelicans fed on the fish which
led to a build-up of the pesticides
in the birds. Many died. In ad-
dition, the pesticides caused the
surviving individuals to lay thin-
shelled eggs that often
crushed under the weight of the
incubating birds.
The brown pelican was
placed on the endangered species
list in 1970. Following the ban
on DDT in 1972, the reproduc-
tion rates of the pelicans signifi-
cantly improved. As a result, pel-
icans were taken off the endan-
gered species list in the southeast
United States in 1985 and by the
1990s, pelican populations had
returned to pre-DDT levels. The
brown pelican is a success story
for conservationists everywhere.

News fro FWC

Enforcement actions
OKALOOSA: On June 6, Of-
ficers Allen Kirchinger and Pete
Rockwell and Capt. Mary Sum-
ner responded to a domestic
complaint in progress at Crab Is-
land. The caller advised that a
male subject, also the former hus-
band, was operating his vessel in
a reckless manner around their
anchored vessel throwing wa-
ter at the party. The vessel had
departed the area when the offi-
cers arrived, but they were able
to get a good description of the
vessel and identity of the opera-
tor. The officers searched the im-
mediate area but were unable to
locate the vessel. However, lat-
er that evening while working a
slow speed zone prior to a fire'
works demonstration the officers
stopped a vessel for violating the
zone only to recognize the vessel
and operator as the one from the
domestic complaint. While con-
ducting a safety equipment in-
spection Officer Kirchinger no-
ticed signs of impairment from
the vessel operator. When the
vessel operator was unable to per-
form field sobriety tasks, he was
arrested and transported to the
Okaloosa County Jail where he
provided a breath sample of .107
and .104. The vessel operator
was charged with boating under
the influence (BUI) and issued a
citation for violation of the slow
speed zone. This should have
been the end of the story but it
was not. On June 7, FWC offi-
cers were called to the scene of a
disturbance and fight during the
annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Inva-
sion. Upon arrival, Officer Steve
Bartlett took witness statements
and arrested a subject for aggra-
vated battery. It was the same in-
dividual Officer Kirchinger had
arrested the previous night. The
subject was again transported to
Okaloosa County Jail.
On June 7, Officer Kirch-
inger arrested three more ves-
sel operators for BUI during the
annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate In-
vasion for a total of four in 24
hours. All three impaired vessel
operators were operating person-
al watercraft (PWC) at the time
of their arrest. One of the PWC
operators was stopped when he
interfered with the landing of the
Bowlegs crew. Another PWC op-
erator was stopped for erratic op-
eration and could not stay on the
PWC when stopped due to im-
pairment. Two PWC operators
refused to provide samples of
their breath, but the third provid-
ed a breath sample of .162 and
.189. All three were charged with
BUI and transported to the Oka-
loosa County Jail.
On June 7, Captains Mary
Sumner and Brad Williams were
on water patrol during the annu-
al Billy Bowlegs Pirate Invasion
when they observed a 12-foot jon
boat being operated under power
without a registration displayed.
Upon stopping the vessel and
conducting safety equipment in-
spection the officers determined

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This photo is entitled "public officials sample raw oysters." It was taken in 1954 on Apalach-
icola Harbor Day by Karl Holland, according to the Florida Photographic Archives. Among
the people in the photo are Frank Wright, Gov. Charley Johns, and Bob Sikes.

Landiss and Drye win honors

Prudential Resort Real-
ty sales associate Kara Landiss
and Broker/President Rose Drye
were recently selected for Pru-
dential CARES Volunteer Grants
in recognition of their volunteer
work during 2007
An award of $1,000) from
The Prudential Foundation will
be given to the Franklin Coun-
ty Humane Society, on behalf
of Landiss, who currently serves
as Vice-President of the FCIIS.
An award of $250 will be given
to The Friends of the Reserve on
behalf of Drye, who helps moni-
tor sea turtle nests on St. George

Prudential Resort Really Bro-
ker/Owner Helen Spohrcr said.
"We are vrrv proud of the cul.
ture within our company, which
promotes and rewards commu,
niv involvt-ment It us wondertful
to see that the hard work of these
volunteers has been recognized at
a national level."
Prudential CARFS Volun-
tecr Grants is administered by
The Prudential Insurance Com-
pany of America. and recogniz-
es active and retired Prudential
associates and agents/affiliates
who volunteer in their commu-

nities Award grants are provid-
ed to organizations for which the
winners serve a. volunteers Win-
ners receive personal mementos
and award 'rlift'icates
Aninuallv. cminpvlt s and re-
ttire. who volunteered th'ir
inic till out applications that re-
sult in awards to the nonprofit
organizations they have served.
'his year's grants of $250 to
$5.000 added up to a total of
$459.250 and more than $9.6 mil-
lion since the program began in

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each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical col-
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UMC plans Boyd supports restore

anniversary Amtrak in Panhandle

gathering Congressman Allen Boyd
An event to celebrate the (D-North Florida) today support- J, '
ied nassae otf the Passenger Rail ,

first anniversary of the cooper-
ative parish of the Apalachicola
First United Methodist Church
and the St. George Island UMC
is planned Sunday, June 29th, at
10 a.m. at the St. George Island
State Park Sugar H lill beach area
pavilions (second set).
After the worship service,
there will be recreation and a cov-
ered dish picnic lunch. Bring
beach chairs and picnic food to
share. Water, tea, and lemonade
will be provided. Both the pavil-
ions and restrooms are handicap
Contact Lana Heady (927-
3337) or Pearle Wood (927-2354)
if you'd like to assist.

Investment and Improvement Act
(HR 6003), which would require
Amtrak to submit a plan to Con-
gress for restoring passenger rail
service between New Orleans,
Louisiana, and Sanford, Flori-
da. The North Florida corridor
has not been served by Amtrak
since the close of Amtrak's Sun-
set Limitel service alter I hurricane
"Since the close of Sunset
Limited, I often hear from constit-
uents about the possibility of re-
storing this important service to)
North Florida," said Congress-
man Boyd. "This legislation will
get the ball rolling on ways to re-
store this service that will most
benefit the people of North Flor-
ida and help to make train tray-

Allen Boyd
el an affordable option in our re-
The language in HR 6003 re-
quires Amtrak to submit a plan to
Congress that will include a pro-
jected timeline for restoring ser-
vice between New Orleans and
Sanford, as well as the associated

ation of

costs for reinstating this service.
In developing the plan, Amtrak
will consult with representatives
from the States of Florida, Lou-
isiana, Alabama, and Mississip-
pi, railroad carriers whose tracks
may be used for such service, and
rail passengers.
Prior to its closing in 2005,
Sunser Limited's North Florida
stops included Crestview, Chip-
ley, Tallahassee, Madison, Lake
City, and Jacksonville.
"Amtrak provided a valu-
able service to many Floridians,"
Boyd stated. "In this time of ris-
ing fuel costs, passenger rail ser-
vice will provide the people of
North Florida with more trans-
portation options and add an im-
portant economic development
tool to the area."
HR 6003 now awaits consid-
eration by the Senate.

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Alligator Point
Mission by the Sea
Pastor Ed McNeely
County Road 370
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Covenant Word Christian
Pastors David & Harolyn Walker
158 12th St.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Children's Church (2 and up)
First Pentecostal Holiness
Revs. Emory and Susan Roach
379 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Living Waters Assembly
of God
Pastor (Rev.) Lois Long
1580 Bluff Road
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.
nursery provided
Trinity Episcopal Church
Highway 98 & 6th Street
Sunday Worship, 8 & 10:30 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic
Father Roger Latosynski


Highway 98 & 6th Street
8:00 A.M.X* 10:30 A.M.

27 6th Street
Sunday Mass, 10 a.m.
no nursery
First Assembly of God
Rev. Gwinell & David Wilson
267 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
no nursery
Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
Pastor James Williams
233 9th St.
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
no nursery
First Baptist Church of
Pastor Bill Plazarnn
46 Ninth Street
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
Nursery Provided
Carrabelle Christian
Donald B. Carroll, Sr. Minister
142 River Road
Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of
Mark Mercer. Pastor
206 SE Ave. A

Sunday Worship, 10:55 a.m.
nursery provided
Eastpoint Church of God
Pastor Casey Smith
379 Avenue E
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. and 6
nursery provided
United Baptist Church
Pastor kBobby Shiver
Brnan St and C C. Land Road
670-5481 or 670-8451
Sunday School. 10 a.m.
nursery provided
Lanark Village
Lanark Community
171 Spring St.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Catholic Church
Father Joseph Ssemakula
2653 Hwy. 98. Lanark Village
Sunday Mass, 10 a.m.
no nursery
First Baptist Church of
Ochlockonee Bay
Rev. Jaimes 0. Chunn Sr.

366 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Panacea Congregational
Holiness Church
Rev. Ronnie Metcalf
1127 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
no nursery
St. George Island
First Baptist Church of
501 E. Bayshore Drive
(on the bay)
Pastor Mike Whaley
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Children's Worship 11 a.m.
SGI United Methodist
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
Pastor Themo Patriotis
Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.
nursery provided
Having your main mdurch senrvi
listed is free. To be induded sub-
mit information by e-mail to info@ or by mail to
PO Box 590. Eastpoint. FL 32328.

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Phone: 927-2088 Web site:
Pastor: Themo Patriotis Dir. of Creative Ministries: Dusty Turner


Questions & Answers
About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk:
Is it true that the DEET used
in most mosquito repellents is
toxic? If so what problems does
it cause? And what are some non-
toxic alternatives for keeping
mosquitoes at bay?
-Tom Pollack, Oakland, CA
DEET is commonly known
as the king of mosquito repel-
lents, though not everyone is
keen to slather it on their skin. A
study conducted in the late 1980s
on Everglades National Park em-
ployees to determine the effects
of DEET found that a full one-
quarter of the subjects studied ex-
perienced negative health effects
that they blamed on exposure to
the chemical. Effects included
rashes, skin irritation, numb or
burning lips, nausea, headaches,
dizziness and difficulty concen-
Duke University pharma-
cologist Mohamed Abou-Donia,
in studies on rats, found that fre-
quent and prolonged DEET ex-
posure led to diffuse brain cell
death and behavioral chang-
es, and concluded that humans
should stay away from products
containing it. But other studies
have shown that while a few peo-
ple have sensitivity to DEET ap-
plications, most are unaffected
when they use DEET products
on a sporadic basis according to
the instructions on the label.
The upside of DEET is that
it is very effective. A 2002 study
published in the New England
Journal of Medicine found that
DEET-based repellents provid-
ed the most complete and longest
lasting protection against mos-
quitoes. Researchers found that a
formulation containing 23.8 per-
cent DEET completely protected
study participants for upwards of
300 minutes, while a soybean-oil-
based product only worked for 95
minutes. The effectiveness of sev-
eral other botanical-based repel-
lents lasted less than 20 minutes.
But a number of new con-
centrations of botanical repel-
lents that have hit the market
since are reportedly better than
ever. In 2005, the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) granted
approval to two healthier alterna-
tives to DEET--picaridin and oil
of lemon eucalyptus-for protec-
tion from mosquitoes. Picaridin,
long used to repel mosquitoes in
other parts of the world, is now
available in the U.S. under the
Cutter Advanced brand name.
Oil of lemon eucalyptus, which
is derived from eucalyptus leaves
and is the only plant-based active
ingredient for insect repellents ap-
proved by the CDC, is available in
several different forms, including
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, OFF!
Botanicals, and Fight Bite Plant-
Based Insect Repellent.
Some other good choices, ac-
cording to the nonprofit National
Coalition against the Misuse of
Pesticides, include products con-
taining geraniol (MosquitoGuard
or Bite Stop), citronella (Natra-
pel), herbal extracts (Beat It Bug
Buster) or essential oils (All Ter-
rain). The group also gives high

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St. George Island
501 E. Bayshore Dr.
Join us as we praise and
worship the living Christ!

Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship & Praise 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wed. "Power Hour" 7:00 p.m.
"Walking in Christ"

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June 20, 2008 Page 13

Peter F. Crwell. CFP, Presents

Weekly economic update for

the week of June 16,2008

These views are those of Peter Montoya Inc., and not the presenting Represen-
tative or the Representative's Broker/Dealer and should not be onstrued as in-
vestment advice.
Quote of the week
"To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you
should wear it inside, where it functions best." --Margaret Thatcher
Best retail sales in 6 months
It seems the stimulus checks had an effect: the Commerce Depart-
ment reported a 1% rise in retail sales for May, a rise much greater than
economists had predicted. Department stores and general merchan-
dise stores had their best month in a year, Business inventories also in-
creased by 0.4% in April.
CPI up, consumer sentiment down

The Bureau of

Labor Statistics revealed that the Consumer Price
Index rose 0.6% in May, triple
what it had in April thanks to ris-
es in energy prices. The May num-
bers brought the annual CPI rate
to 4.2%. Meanwhile, the Univer-
sity of Michigan's June consumer
sentiment survey fell to 56.7, well
below the 59 median forecast of
polled economists.
"Unjustified" oil prices fall

I OO sister All al-Naimi said staggering
Sponsored By oil prices are "unjustified" and
Peter F Crowell, CFP that Saudi Arabia would move to
increase oil production, crude fu-
tures fell further on the New York Mercantile Exchange. With the dol-
lar strengthening, prices fell 2.7% for the week to end at $134.86.
Foreclosures up 48% from 5/07
So says RealtyTrac, which also noted Friday that I in every 483
U.S. homes received a foreclosure filing in May. Nine of the top 10
metro areas for foreclosure filings are in California and Flonda (# 1.
Stockton, CA; #2, Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL).4
Mixed week
The Dow rose 0.8% last week, the NASDAQ fell 0.8%. and the
S&P 500 lost .05%.

% Change Y-T-D 1-Year 5-Yr Avg
DJIA -7.22 -9.55 +7.0
NASDAQ -7.46 -5.21 +10.18
S&P 500 -7.38 -11.44 +7.51
(Source USAToday comn, CNNMoncy com. 6/6/08) Indices are
unmanaged, do not incur fees or expenses and cannot be
invested into directly. These returns do notnc dud divdends
Riddle of the week
A triangle has sides of 13, 18 and 31 inches. What is its area? See
next week's Update for the answer
Last week's riddle
An algae growth in a pond doubles in size each day. In 28 days, it
will cover the entire pond. In how many days will the pond be half-cov-
ered? Answer: 27days.
Peter F. Crowe is a Certified Financial Plann&e in Tallahassee and a Frank-
lin County property owner Contact him by e-mail at itf(mnklindhnikl.
ntg or by mail at PO Box 590. Eastpoint, FL 32328.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a rnce-weighted index of 30 actively traded
blue-chip stocks. The NASDAQ Composite Index is an unmanaged. market-weighted
index of all over-the-counter common stocks traded on the National Assocation of Sc.
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Pe14June20,2008e LOCALLYS PAPERTeFranh

The Franklin Chronicle publish-
es classified ads free. Up to two
free ads per telephone number. E-
mail your information to into(j
FOR SALE: G3 aluminum bass
boat, 17.5 feet, 90 two-stroke Ya-
- maha, less than 40 hours, galva-
nized trailer, detachable tongue,
radio/CD player, trolling mo-
tor, hotfoot, stainless wheel, new
condition, $10,500. Contact Tim
at 850-212-5455.
SERVICES: Newman Marine &
Engine Repair. All engine repairs,
nothing too big or too small! Call
Capt. Fixit, he'll get you go-
ing! Gas, Diesel, Inboards, Out-
boards, Generators, Boats, RVs.
Package & Gift Store-Liquor
License includes consumption
on premises- local coastal resort
area in Panacea-turn key oper-
ation-owner financing available
(850) 509-4945 or kbatkinsQaoz.
JOBS: Fast paced real estate
company looking for full time,

licensed agents to work in the
Franklin county area. Please fax
resumes to 850-325-1686.
JOBS: Looking for reliable and
sponsible receptionist to work ap-
prox. 20 hrs. per week, 'hurs-Sun.
for tast paced real estate compa-
ny in Franklin Co. area. Please
fax resumes to 850-325-1686.
FOR SALE: 2003 Ghcenoce, 13
ft., olive green, very good con-
dition, boat only, $500.00 obo.
Eastpoint, 850-8794-496.
FOR SALE: 2005 Coachman
Cascade Deluxe 218FL, trav-
el trailer, 23 It., front solt, rear
full bed/bunk/full bath, center
kitchen/dinette, lots of storage,
exc. condition, road ready, hitch,
3,850 tbs., $9,450.00 obo. East-
point. 850-879-6496.
FOR SALE: Double paned. 8 feet
in height sliding glass doors with
all hardware. $75. per set OBO
SERVICES: Hamson's Lawn
Service. Insured. 323-0975 (mo-
bile). 614 Ridge Road, Eastpoint.
JOBS: New Home Communi-
ty in Carrabelle. Part-time Sales

Assistant. Must have sales expe-
rience and FL. Real Estate Li-
cense. Commission only. Call
Michael Leo Sales Manager at
JOBS: Part-time weekend recep-
tionist wanted for New lome
Community in Carrabelle. Please
Call Michael l.eo Sales Manager
at 850-273-2433.
FOR SALE: 1+ acre, on C.C.
.and Rd., Eastpoint, mobile
home with large addition, city
water, septic asking $140,000,
call 670-8076.
FOR SALE: Lot SE of Cottage
Hill in Apalachicola. Backs up to
Estuarmnne Reserve. $35,000, cash
or terms. (850) 653-4808.
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, I bath
on Sopchoppy River, large screen
porch, 7 ceiling fans, woods, wa-
ter, wildlife, nice place, $850 per
month, 962-2849.
The Northwest Florida Region-
al Housing Authority is accept-
ing applications for 1, 2, 3 and
4 bedroom apartments in Carra-
belle. Rent is based on income.
For more information, call: (850)

263-5302 or 5307. Equal Hous-
ing Opportunity.
FOR SALE: Classic Globe slic-
ing machine, in working order,
very heavy, $100. Call 670-8076.
JOBS: Construction company
hiring truck drivers w/CDL. Call
(850) 697-2161.
FOR SALE: Refrigerator/Freez-
er Frigidaire Elite, 18.5 cubic feet,
$85 OBO! 850-697-9053.
FOR SALE: 2003 750 Hon-
da Shadow, cherry red, immac-
ulate shape, chrome and leath-
er, less than 8,000 miles, $3,800,
JOBS: Homemaker and com-
panion (CNA & Nursing Aides)
needed in Franklin County. For
more information call Allied
Careqa 850-627-2445.
FOR SALE: Carrabelle. 5 city
lots reduced from $80,000 to
$65,000. 653-3838.
FOR RENT: 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
historic downtown Apalachicola
second-floor apartment, with bal-
cony facing Market Street. $750 a
month. All appliances. First, last,
plus security; 850-323-0599.

you have used extra cash this past
holiday season? Local handmade
items. Get started now! Carra-
belle Bazaar Dec. 2008.
FOR SALE: 40 acres, Pine Coast
Plantation on. Crooked Riv-
er, $250,000 or best offer!Call
for details. Bobby Turner,
FOR RENT: Alligator Point 2
bed 2 bath home $850/month,
6/12 month lease, furnished or
unfurnished. Pets. Credit & refer-
ences required. 349-2408.
SERVICES: Erickson's Cleaning
Services will clean homes, rent-
als, offices in Franklin County.
GOOD BUYS: There's always
something new to read at Walk-
street, Kickstone and Newman
Books on Tallahassee Street
across from the post office in Car-
rabelle! Romances, adventures,
history, Florida authors Non-
fiction, MORE! Kids' Book Sale!
$.25 $1.50. VHS Sale! 697-2046
FOR SALE: Topper for small
pickup truck, $75, 670-4377.

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The Franklin Chronicle


June 20, 2008 Page 15

> Classic Winners

13.15, Port St. Joe; House, Ja-
son Double Header, 12.9, Port
St. Joe; Jenkins, Ben Koldtogo.
corn, 12.85, Port St. Joe.
Rich, David C., Illustrious, 44.7,
Port St. Joe; Carpenter, Darryl,
42.2, Port St. Joe; Jenkins, Ben -, 23.8, Port St. Joe;
Seminole Truss, 23.6, Carrabelle;
Barber, David, 21.7, Carrabelle.
King Mackerel
Knight, Jason, Cracker Rigging,
28.05, Port St. Joe; Carpenter,
Darryl, 24.9, Port St. Joe; Jen-
kins, Ben, 23.55,
Port St. Joe; Clemens, Brian -
Team Donzi,22.9,Port St. Joe;
Odom, Johnny, Donna, 21.5,
Port St. Joe.
Red or Mangrove Snapper
Poole, Barry, Rezoned,15.65,
Carrabelle; Jenkins, Ben, Koldto-,15.4, Port St. Joe;
Brady, Eric, Miss Tori, 14,6, Car-
rabelle; Seminole Truss, 14.6,
Carrabelle; Carpenter, Darryl,
12.95, Port St. Joe.
Squires, Richard, Fin Head, 45,
Port St. Joe; Taylor, Clint, Big-
fishSGl, 41.2, Carrabelle; Brady,
Eric, Miss Tori, 32.6, Carrabelle;
Hudson, Jeff Fish Chaser, 23.8,
Port St. Joe; Newman, Steve Big
Fish, 19.15, Port St. Joe.

l Letter to Editor

El Jalisco Restaurant, Franklin
County West Campus Students!,
Marks Insurance Agency. Pru-
dential Resort Realty, Verizon;
Lodging Charlie and Brenda
Galloway!; Boom Truck Chief
Jay Abbott and Bud Hayes, SGI
VFD!; Water Carrabellc IGA!
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FMiDAY 3t. 30

SEarth Talk New airport fuel tank under

marks to oil of lemon eucalyp-
tus, such as that found in Repel's
Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repel-
Another leading nonprofit,
Pesticide Action Network North
America (PANNA), likes Herb-
al Armor, Buzz Away and Green
Ban, each containing citronella
and peppermint as well as various
essential oils (cedar wood, lem-
ongrass, etc.). PANNA also lauds
Bite Blocker, a blend of soybeans
and coconut oils that provides
four to eight hours of protection
and, unlike many other brands, is
safe to use on kids.
CONTACTS: "Compara-
tive Efficacy of Insect Repellents
against Mosquito Bites," hUp;1i
fUlll142/1ll3; National Coali-
tion Against the Misuse of Pes-
ticides (NCAMP), wwwbyon-
dpsticidcs.or; Pesticide Action
Network North America, www.
TAL QUESTION? Send it to:
EarthTalk, c/o E/The Environ-
mental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098.
Westport, CT 06881; submit it at:
thisweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk(@

Delta Kappa Chapter, The Frame
Shop, Richard Bickel Photogra-
phy, Petunia for Pets. Downtown
Books, Gander Auto Parts. Tom-
my and Christine Smith, Susan
Bachrach, Owl Cafn. Gulfside
IGA, Mark Friedman, Harry A's.
Sometimes It's Hotter Seasoning
Thanks for making thts a
great project for the students!

Apaladchicola Riverkeeper

construction in Carrabelle

Chronicle Correspondent
Work began this week at
Thompson Field (Carrabelle) to
install an aviation fuel tank.
MDM Services workers be-
gan to clear the space of the pad,
preparing to pour the concrete
and the installation of drainage.
"The phone lines are already
in," City Manager John Mclnnis
said Tuesday. "Payment for fuel
will be by a credit-card swipe."
Mclnnis said the new tank
will dispense only LLl00, but
not jet fuel. "We don't have any
jets here," he said, "but there will
probably be a jet fuel tank else-
where on the field later on."
He said that the City is con-
sidering the installation of a
Fixed Base Operator facility on
the other side of the airport in the


as well as encouraging the rota-
tion of their specialists to Frank-
li County.
Weems will continue to con-
tract with Pioneer Health Servic-
es for ambulance and financial
management services as the Hos-
pital Board and TMH are com-
fortable working with Pioneer.
The affiliation with TMH will
be cost cutting as it gives Weems
better purchasing power and help
with getting grants.
O'Bryant said TMH has five
major goals with thts afftianion
1. Improve the core quality

On Tuesday, workers completed the framing and reinforce-
ment for the concrete pad to be poured later in the week.

future. "That's where the jet fuel
would be provided."
The work on the tank, fund-
ed by a grant from the state De-

of the Weems staff.
2. Bring about a seamless
transfer from a County hospital
to a magnet hospital.
3. Continue to reduce the
cost of operation.
4. Maintain a strong finan-
cial management.
5. Move ahead in the recruit-
ment of medical personnel.
Commissioners praised the
Hospital Board, Weems CEO
Chuck Colvert, and TMH for
their work in putting the pro-
posed affiliation in place.
Weems Hospital license and
provider number will remain with
Franklin County as past partner-
ships with hospital management
firms have been detrimental to

apartment of Transportation, is
expected to be completed in 2-3

the County when the County had
to buy back these items. Both
Weems and TMH will be allowed
to terminate the contract without
County Commissioner Jo-
seph "Smokey" Parrish made
the motion for County Attor-
ney Michael Shuler to advertise
and draw up the necessary con-
tracts in preparation for making
the affiliation a reality. Commis-
sioner Russell Crofton seconded
the motion, which passed unan-
imously. Passage of the motion
was greeted with applause from
both the commissioners and pub-
lic present.

Local trail gets national recognition
The Apalachicola Paddling proximately 100 miles of scenic tended backcountry experience
Trail System, located m Franklin waterways accessible to boaters, can combine trails to create two-
County in the Apalachicola Riv- canoeists and kayakers with all or three-day trips. Suggested
er Wildlife and Environmental levels of experience. The short- primitive campsites are shown on
Area, is one of 24 trails designat- est trails are 2 miles long, while the waterproof trail map avail-
ed by the Secretary of the Interior others are 4 to 16 miles and offer able from the FWC. No fees or
as a National Recreation Trail. pleasant half- or full-day paddling permits are required.
This network of paddling trips. Paddlers, anglers and bird- To receive a free copy of the
trails was developed by the Flor- ers can explore the quiet, calm Apalachicola Paddling Trail Sys-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conserva- creeks or enjoy vistas of the open te map, call 850-488-5520.
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Friday June 27th

6:pm to 8:pm

Location: White Eagle Restaurant

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"Home 18 Where The Heart 18 Phone: (850) 653-3322 Fax: (850) 653-3710
Community Wide
CommunityDate:....................... Monday June 23rd
BLOOD DRIVE. T.ime:......... .. 10:am to 6:pm
Location:.............. 78 11th Street Apalachicola, FL

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