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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 24, 2005
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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Port Authority, St. Joe Company Make a Deal


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After months of negotiations, the Port St.
Joe Port Authority and the St. Joe Company
have hammered out the terms for a port
location north of the old mill site.
On Wednesday, the Port Authority
approved an agreement with St. Joe that
will give the committee an exclusive two-
. year option to purchase two parcels of land:
Parcel A, located on 63 acres and Parcel B,
located on 47.5 acres.
The parcels will sell for $23.5 million
and $4.5 million, respectively, and the Port
Authority may exercise its option to purchase
one, both, or neither.
Upon execution of the option agreement,
the St. Joe Company will be entitled to
repurchase the 3.9 acre bulkhead property
on the old mill site for $294,000.
The Port Authority acquired the property
from St. Joe as part of a March 14, 2001




Beach




Session
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Some of the tension in Gulf County is
about north and south, some of it is about
east and west as in east and west of C-
30E.
In what could be considered a prologue to
this week's meeting ofthe County Commission,
or another chapter in what figures to be a
lengthy saga, commissioners spent two-and-
a-half hours last Friday hearing the pros and
cons of beach renourishment.
Due to early deadlines, a report of
Tuesday's County Commission meeting must
come next week, but with some dozen folks
signed up to speak and the strain between
folks seeking dollars to stem the tide of the
gulf and those willing to allow Mother Nature
to take her course escalating, commissioners
face a minefield with many of the ordnances
still a mystery.
For among the trickiest aspects of the
beach renourishment question is that studies
examining the natural forces at work off St.
Joseph Peninsula, quantifying a price tag
for restoring the beaches from the Stump
Hole to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
and translating the bottom line value of the
beaches to the county are not yet complete
and won't be for several months.
The issue has come to a head in advance
of the completion of that work due to the
decision of commissioners earlier this month
to disfavor the creation of a Municipal
Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) to help pay the
cost of renourishment through additional ad
valorem taxes.
"I think the board was responsible for
the move given what was before us," said
Commissioner Bill Williams. "I think a lot of
people didn't know what the (beach advisory
committee) was doing.
"It's not a dead issue if it can be defined
more clearly."
During 150 minutes of workshopping, a
host of speakers arose before the standing-
room-only crowd at the Commission meeting
room to provide that definition.
For many property owners on the
peninsula, the case for renourishment is found
in the exposed pilings and condemnation
notices on their homes.
The beach is a county asset, they argue,
lauded by the nationally-renowned Dr. Beach
(Dr. Stephen Leatherman) and the source of
nearly one quarter of tax revenues for the
county.
Hurricanes and winter storms the past
few years have whittled the beaches like
Jenny Craig's waistline, putting homes and
livelihoods in danger.
With a dedicated state funding pool of
$30 million per year, a recent environmental
study indicating the peninsula's are the most
eroded beaches in the state, determining a
solution becomes more pressing by the day.
There is support, among this group, for
a MSTU, which as currently proposed by
beach advisory committee members would
have gulf-front properties owners paying one
village rate and bay-side property owners a
lesser millage. Their argument extends to a
mechanism the ideal in which all county
property owners would pay at least a share
of the bill.
"I would challenge you all to look at this
project and the beach as the economic engine
of the county," said Steve Conroy.
Walt Williams, another peninsula
resident, said, "It's a Gulf County problem,
not a cape problem."
Bill Kennedy noted that with Allan Bense
(See BEACH on Page 16A)


agreement.
Port Authority chairman Allen Cox
called the option agreement St. Joe's first
written expression of its "good faith intent" to
facilitate the construction of a working port.
Though the Port Authority initially sought
to commence port operations on the existing
mill site and bulkhead, and then expand
north with a revenue stream in place, Cox
was pleased with the option agreement's
generous time frame.
Dredge and fill permits must be
submitted 18 months after the property
closing date, and the Port Authority will have
one year after final government approval to
secure financing commitments for the port's
construction and operation.
Cox said the board will pursue a "blended"
financing portfolio, utilizing grants, loans,
bonds and third-party funding.
St. Joe has committed to $1.2 million in
consulting and permitting fees.


The Port Authority must provide St. Joe
with a list of shipment targets 18 months after
the closing date, and commence construction
one year after receiving final government
approval, with port operations commencing
in earnest five years later.
A Dec. 6, 2004 assessment prepared
for the Port Authority indicated that several
unidentified shippers expressed a desire to
use the port as both an import and export
facility.
.Potential commodities identified in the
assessment included automobiles, building
materials and forest products such as
woodchips and pilings.
The Port Authority also hopes to one day
attract cruise ships to the port.
Cox noted that the board will consider
shipment targetsin determininginfrastructure
needs.
If the board does not complete the
scheduled benchmarks in a timely manner,


St. Joe will have the option to repurchase
the property.
Cox noted that the Port Authority must
make a "productive, good faith effort" to
complete its contractual obligations.
He believes the option agreement gives
the Port Authority "a clear road map that
could go out for the next seven-plus years,"
adding that previous discussions held the
board to "some pretty hard deadlines."
Port Director Tommy Pitts characterized
the road ahead as "difficult, not impossible,"
and was satisfied with the terms of the
agreement.
"We've got nothing to lose. We have no
port right now," said Pitts.
Port Authority members will now be
tasked with selling the port to potential
shippers.
"If anyone should be champions for the

(See PORT on Page 11 A)


Stretching for the Semifinals

Port St. Joe reached the Class 1A state semifinals with its 11th-straight victory, a 3-2 win last Friday over Mayo Lafayette. (See story Page 9a).
The Sharks will host Jacksonville University Christian at 7:30 p.m. on Friday wtih a chance to reach the state championship game. Photo by Tom
Needham.




Sixth Grade Superman Springs into Action

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Christina Pardue coughed up the quarter
in the stairwell of a Wewahitchka Elementary
school bus, parked in the grass along Hwy
22.
Moments before, Scott Sims nervously
.grasped the Kindergartener's upper abdomen
and squeezed firmly.
Pleased to meet you, Christina.
.- Arriving in town three months ago from
Birmingham, Ala., Scott first encountered
young Christina on the school bus.
She sat in the second row behind bus
driver Lee Hall, and Scott sat behind her.
The two had never officially met, though
:they'd had a brief conversation earlier that
fateful Thursday afternoon.
S "Don't be sticking stuff in your mouth,"
Scott told Christina.
V.The Kindergartner had found some
-' ..o plastic coins and was swirling them around
with her tongue.
.-..-Though the coins did not have the distinct
fruity flavor of the Dum-Dum pop Ms. Hall
seized earlier that afternoon, they proved a
satisfactory substitute.
Christina swung around in her seat to
shield the crime from Scott. She seized a
plastic quarter.
As the bus traveled along Hwy. 22, the
.. "- A quarter lodged in Christina's windpipe. With
;. her hand over her mouth, Christina rose in
Wewahitchka Elementary School sixth grader Scott Sims holds the $50 savings bond he received for her seat and looked at Scott.
saving the life of Kindergartener Christina Pardue on a school bus. Accompanying him are (from The sixth grader rose and cried for help.
left) proud parents Quincy and Treasure Waites, bus driver Lee Hall and Wewahitchka Elementary
principal Lori Price. (See SUPERMAN on Page 12A)


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Star Staff Writer
Rows of foil-wrapped
Christstollen line the shelves
in a backyard workshop that
doubles as Dorothy Ingram's
second kitchen.
Ingram baked the
powdered-sugar topped
yeast cakes two weeks ago
and is letting them age for
their Dec. 3 debut, when they
will join a host of German
delicacies at a cake sale in
Ingram's front yard.
The cake sale will benefit
the Gulf County Humane
Society, an organization
close to Ingram's heart.
Ingram describes
animal shelters in her native
Germany as immaculate
buildings, with terraces and
spotlessly clean tile floors.
"If you saw the ones in
Germany, you would pass
out," she said. "Over here,
it's a shame."
Ingram tried to raise
money for a new animal
shelter by placing collection
boxes at the Piggly Wiggly,
but was disappointed by the
meager offerings.
With a county full of fans
of her culinary creations,
Ingram decided to host her
first-ever cake sale.
An accomplished cook,
Ingram won first prize in
a 1973 German cooking
contest where she competed
against cooks from all over
the world.
In recent years, she won
a blue ribbon for her cream
cheese pie at a Mexico Beach
contest. Cream cheese cakes
and pies will be featured at
the cake sale.
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Matt Bullard has followed
the year-long county-wide
voting drama with an inter-
est that extends beyond his
position as a Wewahitchka
High School government
teacher.
Before he moved to
Wewahitchka, Bullard served
for 17 years as a Dothan,
Ala. city commissioner.
During his time in office,
he campaigned both county-
wide and district-wide, and
found both to be equally dif-
ficult.
With Bullard leading the
discussion, his senior gov-.
ernment class has followed
the twists and turns of coun-
ty-wide voting: the November
2004 referendum, the 4-1
hybrid proposal, the most
recent pledge to once again
pursue an at-large system.
Last Wednesday, Bullard
invited District 2 commis-
sioner Billy Traylor to share
his opinions on county-wide
voting and other controver-
sial topics.
Hit with the county-
wide voting question almost
immediately, Traylor did not
mince words on the subject,
calling it a "bad decision" for
the north end of the county.
Though he favored a
return to county-wide vot-
ing as recently as ,a few
months ago, Traylor said he
has changed his mind out of
fear that Wewahitchka resi-
dents would lose their voice
in county government.
"We're not going to get
the representation in the
two districts up here that we
should get," said Traylor of a
return to county-wide, not-
ing that the population and
monied interests both reside
in. the south end.
"Youll get the scraps
that the other three commis-
sioners give you," he added.
Traylor expressed his
concern that the county
might expend $1.5 million
contesting the 1986 consent;
decree that created single-
member districts.
"I don't feel like it's worth


it," said the commissioner,
who believes many Gulf
County voters are of a simi-


ing property values, Traylor
directed his attention north
to the student's Wewahitchka


County commissioner Billy Traylor shows a map of the county's
five districts to an audience of Wewahitchka High School govern-
ment students.


lar mind.
On the issue of board
member relations, Traylor
stopped short of painting a
portrait of collegial fellow-
ship.
"We differ. We have-dif-
ferent philosophies on how
the county could and should
be run," he said.
Traylor called some
board members passive and
others outspoken, identify-
ing himself as within "that
outspoken range."
Saying that the board
members agree "98 percent
of the time" Traylor believes
the media fans the flames of
discontent.
"That two percent is
what the newspapers report,"
Traylor said.
While the future taxpay-
ers were mostly silent on the
issue of county-wide voting,
they were noticeably engaged
by Traylor's discussion of
area growth.
Urged on by Bullard to
discuss the county's escalat-


hometown.
"You're seeing a sleepy-
eyed community that will be
busting at the seams in five
years," he said.
Traylor sympathizes with
young people who can not
afford to live in the com-
munities where they were
raised.
"We are moving our
young people out of this
county. We don't have any-
thing to offer them that they
can afford," he said.
Traylor advised the
future taxpayers to invest in
property as soon as possible,
before land prices force them
to relocate elsewhere.
When a student asked
whether the migration of
Wewahitchka residents
would render the community
a ghost town, Traylor gave
the class a lesson in the Gulf
Coast real estate market.
'The lan4.-awill always
sell," he said. "Only the rich
and affluent;'will. be able to,
buy it."


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Editorials, Comments...


The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, November 24, 2005


Casting Sails Toward Port

This page applauds the deal which those visited during the visioning, a Cape
has apparently been hammered out Canareral, a Brunswic,k. Ga for example,
between the Port Authority and The St. represents no eas\ task.
Joe Company. Since the original deal between the
As detailed in a front page story by Port Authority and St. Joe was cemented
reporter Despina Williams, the parties in 2001. a host of homeland security
have agreed on a deal which, in its broad- provisions only add to the hefty pnce
est terms, offers the Port Authority option tag a port one created w here one is not
on two parcels adjacent to the old mill site would carry
for use for new port facilities while St. Joe Dredge permits and costs to carve out
will re-acquire, for the original 2001 sale a shipping channel into the northern site
price, the 3.9 acres on the mill site owned offers another hurdle tinged in green.
by the Port Authority and surrounding Authority chairman Allen Cox talked
the existing shipping bulkhead. last week about a variety of potential
That the sides ultimately found agree- funding sources, from grants to bonds.
ment without discovering it in a court- Since his name seems to be dropped
room though lawyers have hammered so much these days around the coun-
out the final details for months is, for ty, we'd mention Speaker of the Florida
starters, a testament to staying power House Allan Bense.
and a willingness to back away from the Now, there are many who seem to
oft times confrontational line that vision- perceive Bense as some kind of wizard,
ing exercises which spanned roughly 18 providing the panacea of state funds and
months came to toe. support for a host of wants and needs in
The St. Joe Company will not go the county when lawmakers convene next
wanting for the price to be paid for either spring.
or both parcels, though in this market There's a gray hue to be applied
the stretches of land could have certainly to that rosy view. The reality is that
fetched more. the apogee of sense's power as Speaker
The company also secures the last has passed. The year before he officially
3.9 acres of the mill site which, under the became Speaker, when he was, literally,
provisions of a nearly five-year old pur- the man of the House; and last year,
.chase agreement with the Port Authority, when he set the philosophic and legisla-
would have returned to its hands in any tive tone for the House's term, were the
case next spring. high-water marks of his tenure.
It aids in facilitating the creation of a But as he arrives at his outgoing year,
port and avoids any kind of legal tussle, more and more power falls away to his
regardless of the solidity of its case, both South Florida successor. As Speaker, he
of which were positives for public percep- is still among the three most powerful
tion. politicians in Tallahassee, but Bense's
The Port Authority now has a place clout has an expiration date which is real-
from which to make its case. There was ity and looming.
little it had in leverage a court battle on But he is a leader who has always
the basis of eminent domain and econom- placed an emphasis on intermodal issues
ic development would have been an uphill roads, ports and airports which facili-
slog and yet it came away, certainly for tate the moving of goods and people. And
a significant price, with what appears to he's taken special interest in ports in his
be a suitable site for a port. district.
After all, there exists an old drawing Now may be the time to tap a valuable
commissioned by George Tapper which resource. There are also a host of federal
shows the port in a location which could and state grants supporting, generally,
be all but overlaid on one of the two the concept of creating enhanced port
parcels the Port Authority has option to infrastructure in the state, region and
purchase. country.
Both sides, in the final analysis, came The, Port Authority now has some-
away with what lay at the bottom line for thing it sought over and over during the
each when the visioning sessions were visioning months ago: several years and a
turned over to those who. understand starting point to prove that there is a port
Blackstone. 1 t thereto be'had. 'o:t ,- J
St. Joe secured the bulkhead, the last. A port whi&h 'provides a' vaiie't of "
tiny piece of the puzzle to allow the corn-.,, good paying jobs, in a variety of industry,
pany to move forward with development which complements and bolsters the local
of the mill site and ultimately the new economy, helping in the establishment
town center it has proposed. of a middle class many fear died the day
The Port Authority received a pretty the smokestacks stopped belching at the
decent spot to plant a flag. mill.
In that, as port executive director That port exists in the minds of a few
Tommy Pitts noted, the easy work is over and within the pages of a recent study
and the tough sledding begins, which concluded that if a port existed,
It is easy to talk about, conjure visions the odds were pretty fair that a port that
about, but it is quite certainly another could fuel economic development in the
to create a port, all but from scratch, region was a possibility.
save the fact that Port St. Joe is one of The outline has been sketched again
14 deepwater ports in Florida and some and again over the past two years. The
business is done along the Intracoastal. task now for the Port Authority, upon the
Securing funding for the land itself closing of its deal with St. Joe, is to fill in
means tens of millions of dollars and the blanks and bring the many inter-
creating a vibrant hub such as one of ested parties out there aboard.


by Kesley Colbert


One Ghost Of


Thanksgiving Past


I remember the exact
date. November 25, 1965! I
hadn't thought much about
turkey or dressing or "gather-
ing" in the days leading up to
that Thanksgiving. I was way
too busy! I was only a couple
of months into my college
career....and I had an English
professor who thought if we
read enough and studied
enough and recited enough
we could bring John Milton
back to life!
I waited tables in the din-
ing hall three times a day
for my board. Dean Webb
was bound and determined
to cover the first half of the
history of the entire known
world before Christmas! I
knew biology was going to
take a bite out of my time
when Dr. Ramseur laid those
fetal pigs up on the table. I
swept out the student union
for spending money. I spent
more time in the library than
my dorm room. And I some-
how managed to make it to
football practice everyday.
Between that sched-
ule and the three or four
hours of sleep each night, I
didn't dwell on the upcom-
ing holiday. It barely even
crossed my mind. Not until
Wednesday morning of the
24th. John Stewart was pre-
paring to head for Atlanta,
"Kes, you going to McKenzie
for the holidays?"
Well, no. It was 212 miles
from Sewanee to my house. I
had no car. The bus only ran
qpr.ogs.the mountain .one or
twice'a week., I had no rnlon:,
for such a, trip anyway. And ,
hitchhiking might get me
home but I couldn't take the
chance that I could make
it back by my first class on
Monday.
It was no big deal. I was
out on my own now. I had
been since Mom dropped me
off in front of Gailor Hall back
in August. This was college!
I was in charge of my life I
was making every decision
about where to be, when to
be there and how to cope
with whatever came up after
I got there. It's called growing
up! I'd manage....
It was NO BIG DEAL
until about 9:30am on


'FIlh irik.i'. Irng morning!
Lec:ini .ind Dra. id Mark 'Aould
Ib" drilling i mrio the kitch-
1- :.-l bOIt n,0'j. They'd have
t- v..-i'I? in between Morn,
Aunt Beatrice, Granny, Aunt
Adell, Aunt Ruby Nell....
they couldn't even sneak a
pumpkin tart with all those
eyes watching....believe me,
I know. We'd been trying to
"steal" a pre-Thanksgiving
bite since back when Truman
was president!
You could not imagine
how forlorn this campus was
with 90 per cent of .the stu-
dents gone. The quietness
was near' bout overwhelming!
The book store was closed; as
was the student union; and
the dining hall. About all that
was left was me and the over-
seas students..... and ahalf a
dozen dogs.
By ten o'clock Mom would
be arranging things in the
oven. The men would gather
around the fire place, making
fun of all the talk emanat-
ing from the kitchen---but in
truth, Uncle F. D. could near
'make up for all the women
right by himself. And when
you threw Ben, Uncle Clifford
and Dad in there, the men
could hold their own. Uncle
Womack was the only one
who would not be talking.
I walked downtown
to Cotton Terrill's Texaco
Station. It was closed! In the
total sum of my college expe-
rience I had never known
Cotton not to be open. The
wind picked up and the tem-
perature dropped as I sat
down on the bench in front
of the City Caf6. I didn't need
to read the sign---the locked
.doors and the,-dark'interior-
gave me the, info I needed., ,
S It was getting on'toward
eleven. The smell of turkey
and dressing, ham, turnip
greens, sweet potato casse-
role, squash and boiling corn
would be permeating through
the house. F. D. would be
down toward the end of the
story about him and Uncle
Marvin and Lonnie taking the
light out of the Pentecostal
church during the Sunday
night service to search for a
quarter.
I pulled my collar up
around my neck and start-
ed the eight mile walk to
Monteagle. It was too lonely
to hang around this place!
And maybe I take back a little


of what I s-aid about the c:l-
leee owu, having e'.en, thii, :1 ill
worked out..
B\ the time .Jhnnie
Johnson came along in his
old Ford and gave me a lift
'down to the Monteagle Diner
it was well past noon. My
folks would be selecting their
places around that big table.
Mom would be beaming as
everyone settled in to enjoy
the meal she had been work-
ing on for two days. They'd
be bowing their heads about
now and Pa would be thank-
ing the Creator for this fine
day and this fine food and for
this family being together at
this special time.....
It's amazing the things
we take for granted.
I pushed through the
front door of the Diner and
noticed the emptiness of it.
Aside from one lone truck
driver in the back and the rail
thin waitress, I was the "rest
of the crowd". I eased into
the corner booth and ordered
the Thanksgiving special.
She set the steaming turkey
and dressing in front of me
with a smile and a nod. The
silence was thundering as I
sliced through the canned
cranberry sauce.
Aunt Ruby Nell would be
telling the whole group what
they ought to do and what
she had been doing and what
she was going to do. Uncle F.
D. would be fighting her for
speaking time. Pa would be
dispensing wisdom. Granny
would be laughing. Clifford
would be talking Polled
Herefords. Uncle Ben would
be listening with that wonder-
ful grin. Aunt Beatrice would
be .sh~wing off her pickled
peaches. Wiomack wouldn't
say awpgrd.
"You not hungry, honey!"
Miss Skinny had noticed my
meager attempt at this meal.
"No ma'am. I reckon
not."
I learned one impor-
tant fact as I swirled my
peas around the mashed
potatoes and pondered life
from the corner booth of the
Monteagle Diner on that early
afternoon of November 25,
1965..... Thanksgiving ain't
half as special when you are
there......as it is when you
ain't!
Respectfully,
Kes


pGo The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Taking the Pulse


We're nosy.
We're an inquisitive
bunch down at The Star,
which, I suppose, is a good
thing, curiosity being at least
one hallmark of almost any
good newspaper person.
You don't get in this busi-
ness for that retirement home
- well, on Cape San Blas or
for the overflowing number of
unsolicited cards at Christmas
or the warm wishes of many
elected officials.
Newspapers are a passion
yoyu get into because you're
curious about the way things
work and hopeful that once
you've come to understand
you can write coherently
enough that other folks can
also comprehend.
Not that we're infallible,
far from it. It just doesn't
work that way. But good
reporting typically starts with
not knowing; writing a story
becomes putting the answers
to the questions asked in a
semblance of order.
There are all kinds of
tools at one's disposal, the


tool kit growing as the Internet
expands and more and more
readers from far-flung locales
eavesdrop and become part of
the discussion.
Some readers on the
Internet, in fact, become so
enmeshed in what his hap-
pening in far off Gulf County,
distant Wewahitchka, that
dot called Port St. Joe that
they become entitled, railing
if the website is not updated
in what they consider a timely
fashion.
Many of them, while visit-
ing, take part in our web poll
which we have tried to use
- as our sight has undergone
a renovation as a way to put
our fingers to the pulse of the
readers.
Hardly scientific, I grant,
and certainly nothing more
than an anecdotal gauge of
how some readers feel locals
tend to pore over the paper
and choose the telephone,
Post Office or e-mail to make
their point but fun none-
theless to see how folks feel
to the sometimes whimsical,


sometimes serious, questions
we put to them.
On the silly side of the
spectrum, after the Florida
State Seminoles opened 3-
0 we wondered how many
thought the Seminoles had
their mojo back, were recap-
turing the mystique.
By an overwhelming mar-
gin you agreed with me -
which meant stay away from
Las Vegas or the office pool
because since we thought
FSU would be among the elite
teams come bowl time the
bowl we had in mind must
have been the Weedeater
Bowl.
Actually, those who voted
on the Internet aren't exactly
tote mavens, they were also
off the mark before football
season started when they
contended Georgia and Mark
Richt would niake everybody
forget Steve Spurrier or Urban
Meyer.
Turned out only Spurrier
had what could pass as a sea-
son to remember.
We'll qualify the above
statements to tip a hat to
those prescient few who said
the USC Trojans were playing
in a universe the Seminoles
couldn't hope to explore.
Obviously most of the rest of
us couldn't either.
Also on the less-than-
earth-shattering side, voters
in big numbers said they'd
likely dive for scallops during
the late-summer season and


probably wouldn't let high gas
prices impact their holiday
driving plans.
At the same, however, an
significant majority said that
with gas prices hitting $2.50
a gallon it was time for the
country to begin consider-
ing fuel alternatives, such as
hybrid cars.
And when the question
was one of tangible county
import, there was no disguis-
ing how those who clicked
onto the web site felt.
*Their future hospital
needs were going to come
from Sacred Heart, not the
last remnants of Gulf Pines
Hospital.
Paying for that Sacred
Heart Hospital, at least in
part, was not a half-penny
folks wished to part with. The
vote on that one was nearly
eight to one against the half-
cent sales tax.
The voters could be many
of the same who have thus far
- by 78 percent to 22 percent
- indicated they don't wish
to see taxpayer money used
to renourish the peninsula's
beaches.
As we make some minor
changes to parts of the news-
paper in the coming months,
we'll try to be a little more
imaginative, and more topical,
in the questions we ask our
online readers.
In turn we will publish
the results of those polls on
this page and invite our sub-


scribers to lend their voice
to the poll by writing or e-
mailing. We all might learn
something and maybe have a
chuckle along the way.
FILL A STOCKING
One thing my wife and I
have found since we moved to
Gulf County, certainly a factor
in our wanting to plant deep
roots here and die here, is the
people we have met, if only by
phone call or letter.
There is a class and
warmth to so many folks who
make their homes here, that it
all but dissipates any clouds
hovering overhead during the
drive to work in the morning.
They reach out to those
in need, whether they are the
displaced of Hurricane Katrina
or dampened by a river over-
flowing its banks.
This week this paper
announces its participation
in the Empty Stocking pro-
gram which aims to help the
Salvation Army in making
Christmas a little more jolly
for the less fortunate in Gulf,
Franklin and surrounding
counties.
The Salvation Army
expects to assist nearly 100
families in Gulf and Franklin
counties alone, providing
them with a Christmas meal
or a cherished toy beneath
the tree. Toss in surround-
ing counties, such as Bay,
Washington and Holmes, and
the number becomes some
3,000.


There have been an awful
lot of hands extended this
year for all sorts of disasters,
but consider for a minute the
travails of an empty Christmas
stocking, no tree and no bow-
wrapped items sitting in wait
below that tree.
The goal this year is
$160,000 and if it is reached
Tommy Thomas Chevrolet
in Panama City will toss in
$5,000.
Please contribute.
Christmas will have a little
more spirit for your contribu-
tion.
Contribution information
can be found on Page 7A of
this paper.
Local families can apply
for assistance through Empty
Stocking:
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. ET, the STAC
SHouse in Port St Joe and
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CST,
the Senior Citizen's Center in
Wewahitchka.
Franklin County,
Wednesday, Nov, 30, 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. ET, Apalachicola
Armory.
All applicants MUST
provide the following: Photo
ID, Social Security Cards
(for applicant AND children),
recent rent receipt (if someone
else owns the home or pays
the rent, that person needs to
accompany), utility bill AND
cable bill, household income
receipts.


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Dear Editor,
Our local waters have
just experienced the worst
red tide in anyone's memory.
So, where are all the dead
dolphins?
Remember the big dol-
phin die-off a short while ago?
Their deaths were attributed
to them eating contaminated
fish that had been exposed
to red tide; and, even then,
the scientists weren't exactly
sure.
This past summer, Pam
and I were in the bay many
times when the red tide was
going strong, and we saw
dozens of dolphins frolicking
along, oblivious to the dead
and dying fish around them.
I suspect, and it will
never be proven due to their
cloak of secrecy, that the mil-
itary may have something to
do for their untimely deaths.
They have caused the deaths
and strandings of many ceta-
ceans (whales, dolphins, por-
poises) in many parts of the
world. Why not here?
Herman Jones
St. Joe Beach

To the Editor:
In the early 1980's we
purchased a lot from the late
"Red" Gunn, a well known
and long-time resident of
Gulf County. We built a mod-
est house for a family retreat
in Cape San Blas Shores near
Mr. Gunn's beachfront house
on what is now White Sands
Drive. Mr. Gunn was espe-
cially proud of the reinforced
concrete sea wall in front
of his house and believed
it to be hurricane proof.
Perhaps some members of
the Gulf County Commission
are familiar with the fate of
his all-masonry, fortress-
like house and sea wall. We
watched as wrecking crews
removed the remnants of
these structures which were
destroyed by hurricanes.
In 1987 the inland resi-
dents of Cape San Blas
Shores constructed a dune"
walkover approximately 110
feet in length, extending
from White Sand 'Drive to'
the beach. At that time, the
beach was at least 50 feet
wide from the .end of the
walkover to the water's edge.
Since 1987 portions of the
walkover have been replaced
four or more times. The pres-
ent (temporary) walkover is
less than 20 feet in length.
With a high surf, waves often
crash onto the end of the
steps. The normal high tide
water line is but a few feet
away.
The shoreline of barrier
islands and narrow peninsu-
las always chance with time,
eroding at some locations
and accruing sand at others.
Reinforced concrete sea walls
and loads of sand dumped
on the beach will not stop
the process. An examination
of maps of Cape San Blas
Peninsula showing mean


high tide positions at 10 year
intervals clearly show varia-
tions in beach width over the
years greater than 100 feet.
This process has occurred
for millennia. There is no
reason to expect the process
to change in the future.
The proponents of the
MSTU tax seem to base their
position on a false premise -
that pumping offshore sand
onto the beach and/or haul-
ing in loads of sand will result
in permanent beach restora-
tion. The big winners in this
scenario are the movers of
sand, the losers are prop-
erty owners who pay or are
taxed for the process. Thus,
I oppose any Commission
action that would lead to any
possibility of establishing a
MSTU for beach restoration.
Mac Callaham
Port St. Joe

Editor:
The article' from (the
Tourist Development
Council) on November 09,.
2005 (beach) talks of the
global benefits of Cape San
Blas beach restoration, and
in the same breath points to
the property owners and the
source of monies to pay for
the beach restoration.
First, I am not in favor
of beach restoration, period.
Trying to out-do
Nature, sometimes know
as 'God' is a rather 'stupid'
idea. Look at what happens
to the beach front proper-
ties after 'they" the owners,
spend a fortune re-building
what the storm took away.
The storm comes back and
reclaims the beach, again.
There will always be an
excuse for 'beach restora-
tion.' The use of the word
'maintenance' is misplaced.
And yes, we know where the
sand ends up. Exactly where
Nature, "God," wants it to.
Second, Just in case you
want to know, I am not in
favor of beach restoration at
..the expense, of just a single
group of property owners.
SAs -the (TDC article) puts it,
"'.Equally as important to Gulf
. County, but less recognized,
are the substantial economic
benefits that result from our
beaches. Beaches contribute
to expanding federal, state,
and local tax bases; increase
income and employment
opportunities for residents;
.increase visitor spending;
and enhance property val-
ues." The Cape and State
Park visitors support all the
merchants in Port St Joe and
Gulf County and beyond. All
of Florida benefits in some
way or other. Taxes, rent-
al and auto fuel get spread
around. By the way, can any-
one name a property owner
owns a square foot of the
'beach?'
Third, I am not in favor
of trying to alter geologic
transformation. Erosion is
part of the scheme of nature.


Nothing on this planet is
'fixed', 'eternal', 'not subject
to change', except death and
taxes. Natural habits are
always in a state of transfor-
mation, and the inhabitants
seem skilled at finding new
places to set up residence.
And as for the Stump
Hole road being washed out;
How much money has been
spent 'restoring' or 'main-
taining' that narrow stretch
of the Cape that Nature (God)
wants back?
For those of you on
'Scenic Road C-30', watch
out!
J Felix Rogers, PhD,
MPH
Gulf County tax payer
Atlanta

Dear Editor:
Runaway spending by
Gulf County Commissioners
is financially gouging all of
us.
. Overthepastfiveyears the
Gulf County Commissioners
have increased spending of
taxpayers' money by 148 per-
cent. Yes, that's correct, 148
percent. You figure it. The
county budget for fiscal year
2000-2001 was $5,482,912.
For fiscal year 2005-2006
the budget is $13,596,324.
That's an increase of
$8,113,412. Think about it.
Are you getting more than
twice as much (in) services
as you did five years ago? If
you not getting the addition-
al services, then why has the
cost of Gulf County govern-
ment gone up so much?
This unbelievable
increase in Gulf County taxes
is so high I put the numbers
in my calculator a number
of times and the darn thing
keeps coming up with the
same 148 percent increase in
just five short years.
How can the Gulf County
Commissioners live with
themselves knowing that
they are doing to us, the
taxpayers? Is if they just do
not care?' I understand one of
the commissioners does not
have any taxable property
and therefore does' not pay
any Gulf County ad valorem
taxes. If this is true, maybe
he is just not aware of what
he is doing to the rest of us.
I went back to 2000-
2001 and came forward
using a very liberal 7.5 per-
cent increase each year and
came up with $7,871,300
as a somewhat reasonable
budget we would have had
for 2005-2006. Compare
that to the $13,596,324 bud-
get for 2005-2006 recently
passed by the Gulf County
Commissioners and you
get an excess difference of
$5,725,024 or 72.7 percent
more that is reasonably
should have been.
I set out to find whom
this wild spending is affect-
ing. What I found is that it
is affecting every taxpayer
in Gulf County. What this


means is every Gulf County
taxpayers is required to pay
72.7 percent more taxes than
they should be paying. Yes, I
know, the numbers are so far
out of line they are impos-
sible to believe.
Let's take a closer look. If
your 2005-2006 Gulf County
ad valorem tax bill is:
$500, you would only
be paying $289. That is $211
more than you should be
paying.
$1,000, you would be
paying $579. That is $421
more than you should be
paying.
$2,500, you would
be paying $1,447. That is
$1,053 more than you should
be paying.
Every Gulf County tax-
payer is affected by this 72.7
percent overcharge in their
taxes. There are no excep-
tions. It doesn't matter if
you live in the Wewahitchka
area and your property val-
ues have not risen as fast
as some areas, or if you live
on the Beaches where your
property values have explod-
ed. It doesn't matter if you
have Homestead Exemption
or not. Your tax bill is still
72.7 percent higher than
it would have been if Gulf
County spending increases
had been limited to the 7.5
percent in each of the last
five years.
As a point of reference,
the Gulf County budget
increased only 14.7 percent
or $750,000 over the five-year
period 1995-1996 to 2000-
2001. That is the same as a
2 percent increase year over
year for each of the five years
in the period. Therefore, the
7.5 percent annual year over
year increase cited in the
examples is quite high within
itself, but a lot better than
the $8,113,412 increase we
have experienced during the
last five years.
Here are a few examples
of specific 2005-2006 tax
bills along with calculations
as to what the amount would
have been. had there been
the 7.5 percent increase each
of the last five years instead
of the 148 percent increase
we have seen.
No. 1: located in
Wewahitchka area and has
Homestead Exemption.
Actual tax bill of $795.61;
should have been $460.66;
overcharge of $334.95,.
No. 2: 'Located in
Wewahitchka area with no


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Homestead Exemption.
Actual tax bill of $376.85;
should have been $218.20;
overcharge of $158.65.
No. 3: Located in Port
St. Joe and has Homestead
Exemption. Actual tax bill
$1,015.04; should have been
$1,193.83; overcharge of
$427.03.
No. 4: Located in Port
St. Joe with no Homestead
Exemption. Actual tax bill of
$2.061.88; should only have
been $1,193.83; overcharge
of $868.05.
Located on the
beach and has Homestead.
Exemption. Actual tax bill of
$1,810.53; should have only
been $1.048.30; overcharge
of $762.23.
Located on the
beach with no Homestead
Exemption. Actual tax bill of
$4,563.94; should have been
only $2,659.89; overcharge
of $1,903.96.
What can we as taxpay-
ers do about this wild spend-
ing and over-taxation? I have
already checked it out no,
the law does not allow for a
recall just because of this wild
spending on the part of the
Gulf County Commissioners.
I recommend the follow-


Calculate what your
own tax bill would have been
if we had had the 7.5 percent
budget increase in each of
the last five years. To do this,
multiply your actual 2005-
2006 county tax bill by 57.9
percent. Then subtract that
amount from your actual tax
bill and the.difference is what
your overcharge amounts to.
Now, determine if you
are overjoyed or upset with
what you see from your cal-
culations in the first step.
If you are overjoyed,
read no further and relax
while you make out your tax
check in payment to your Gulf
County taxes. Now call your
Gulf County Commissioners
and thank him for the way
you are being over-taxed.
If you are upset, get
fired up and start working
now to replace your district
County Commissioner next
election. Two commission-
ers are up for re-election in
2006 and the other three are
up for re-election in 2008.
We must get new County
Commissioners because the
current Commissioners are
not through raising our taxes
if they stay in office.

(See LETTERS on Page 6A)


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To insure these
wild spending County
Commissioners are replaced
;at the next election, let's form
'a countywide group and work
together to elect different
county Commissioners who
'will stop this wild spending of
lour tax dollars. If we all work
together we can overcome this
*group of wild spenders. If you
Iare interested in forming such
A group, please contact me
via e-mail at hbostmail(%aol.
geom or at P.O. Box 1188, Port
Pt. Joe, 32456 or call 22,7-
!432.
* Investigate how all this
qax money is being paid out.
'Look into who is being paid
.or what, i.e. what expense
reporterss and invoices are
.being' submitted and who is
approvingg these reports and
invoicess prior to checks, being
Issued, etc. Conduct a review
of the checks issued from
0ach Commissioner's slush
fund. Also, do additional
reviews and investigations of
Othis nature.
Ladies and gentlemen, if
ve do not get these offending



SAttention I
Don't miss this sec-
Vnd opportunity to tell the
board of county commis-
Sioners what is important
t~o youl'
In order to insure that
everyone has the opportu-
>nity to provide their thoughts
and opinions, the survey is
Sprinted below.
Surveys may also be faxed
jo the office of the county
administrator at (850) 229-
9252.
The Board of County
Commissioner's has appoint-
ed a Strategic Planning
Committee to work with
the citizens of Gulf County
.to develop a plan for Gulf
County's future.
This is your opportunity
to express your opinion on
what you want this county to
be in the future.
Let us know which of the
topics below are the most
important to you. Please put
#1 by the topic that is most
important to you, put #2
by the topic that you believe
is next most important.
Continue putting the next
number by the next most
important until you have fin-


From Page 7A

County Commissioners out
of office during the next elec-
tion, you can expect even
higher tax bills next year and
every year into the future. We
must replace them now with
people who will cut spending
and reduce our taxes. The
waste must stop now.
Harold Bost
Port St. Joe
Dear Editor,
This summer's battered
coasts offer Florida a lesson:
hurricanes are getting fierc-
er, and our years of destroy-
ing wetlands are making the
damage worse.
Wetlands absorb the
storm surge that comes rush-
ing at our coasts. But year
after year, developers are get-
ting leaders.to weaken the reg-
ulations that keep wetlands
intact. Developers pushed' a
bill through the Legislature
last spring that ordered
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to
start taking over wetlands
permitting from, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, ini-


Gulf County Citizens


ished with #8 indicating the
least important topic to you.
If you would like to add a
topic that is not on the list
you may do so by writing it
on the 'Other' line. If you use
the 'Other' topic you will use
numbers 1 thru 9.


Please drop the complet-
ed survey at one of the fol-
lowing locations in the desig-
nated drop boxes: Subway, in
Wewahitchka, Piggly Wiggly
in Port St. Joe or Charles
Givens Mini-Market in North
Port St. Joe.


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Economic development (more and higher quality jobs)
Education
__ Housing for all income groups
__ Health care (hospital, clinics, local doctors)
__ Transportation (medical, educational and social needs)
Public safety (fire, police, emergency medical services)
__ Recreational / cultural opportunities
Maintaining pristine waters and native vegetation
Other (write in any other topic that is important to you and
assign a number showing its importance to you. Continue on back if
needed)

If you have any questions please contact one of the committee
members below.
Thank you very much for helping to plan the future of Gulf
County. I1
Gloria Austin 229-6709, Mathew Birmingham 227-4638,
Loretta Costin 647-8317,
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tially for projects that cover
10 or fewer acres. More than
90% of all wetlands destruc-
tion requests affect 10 acres
or less. After the bill passed,
the St. Petersburg Times got
records showing that a Florida
Home Builders Association
lobbyist, Frank Matthews,
helped write the bill.
Now, developers are pres-
suring our elected representa-
tives in Washington to get the
Corps to turn over wetlands
permitting to the state DEP,
so that the state can issue
wetland destruction permits
faster.
This is a bad idea. The
Corps' wetland protection
program has been abys-
mal, that' s true. The agen-
cy issues more wetlands
destruction permits in Florida
than anywhere else in the
U.S., according to an inves-
tigation by the St. Petersburg
Times. In Florida, the Corps
has denied only five permits
in the last six years and has
granted 12,000 permits to
destroy wetlands, the Times
found. Putting the program in
the hands of the Florida DEP
would make a bad situation
worse.
State and federal wet-
lands permitting programs


differ in the types of wet-
lands that are included for
protection. Florida's list of
wetland "indicator plants" is
less inclusive than the fed-
eral government's. The Corps'
rules protect 3-million more
acres of Florida's wetlands
than the state rules do.
The Florida DEP also has
no authority to require devel-
opers to avoid wetlands or
minimize impacts. The Corps,
on the other hand, co insiders
the public interest of destroy-
ing a wetland, whether a devel-
opment will degrade water
quality, and also whether a
project can be built elsewhere
to avoid wetlands altogether.
And the Corps can require an
Environmental Assessment
or Impact Statement before
wetlands are destroyed.
Now, DEP officials
are saying that they would
need more money from the
Legislature to take over the
federal program. In the cur-
rent political climate, we'd
likely get an underfunded
program with fewer protec-
tions, just in time for next
year's hurricane season.
It's also important to take
a hard look at what happened
when Florida DEP took over
another federal program the
National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination
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which regulates discharges
from industrial sites, sewage
plants, and other polluters.
DEP has allowed exemption
after exemption to the rules
that are supposed to keep
polluters from dumping tox-
ins into public waters. The
exemptions are violations of
the Clean Water Act, ,and they
go on daily. In several cases,
the DEP has "solved" pollu-
tion problems in rivers and
bays by permitting long pipes
to send the toxic stuff further
out into public waters. That's
environmental protection?
Florida has a long history
of allowing politically power-
ful polluters and developers
to bend the rules for profit.
We shouldn't allow Congress
to delegate another federal
permitting program to the
state especially when our
state's vanishing wetlands
leave us vulnerable to the
ocean's fury every summer.
Forty-eight environmental
and civic groups recently
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elected representatives in
Washington to tell them it's a
bad idea to give wetlands per-
mitting to the DEP. We can't
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Editor,
Remember those golden
days of yester-year? Under
President Clinton we enjoyed
a large surplus that could
have secured Social Security
for a 1dng period of time
instead of socializing it. We
weren't in an unwinnable war
that will last for another three
years and cost us many more
of our brave American sol-
diers' lives.
Terrorism was less around
the world. Our President
wasn't spending most of his
time punching sand down a
gopher hole on his ranch.
The rich weren't getting richer
and the poor poorer.
We didn't have a debt
so large that it could cause
an earthquake and we had
the respect of other countries
around the world.
Expecting President Bush
to correct problems with his
40 percent approval rating is
like whistling in the dark.
Paul Summerlot
Port St. Joe


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time of year. Yet for many in Gulf, Franklin and surrounding counties, there is no hope for the pleasures we take for
granted during the holiday season.

You can bring a little holiday happiness to local homes with your donation to the Empty Stocking
Fund. Each year, the generous donations of good people make it possible to provide food baskets
and toys to thousands of needy families through the Empty Stocking Fund.

The Salvation Army expects to assist 95 families in Gulf and Franklin counties alone. Add Bay,
Holmes and Washington counties, and the number swells to 3,000. We know many people
have contributed to much needed hurricane relief efforts. Won't you open your hears again to
extend relief to the many families in need during the holiday? .


Please open your hearts to
extend relief to local families
in need during the holidays.


Send contributions
The Empty Stocking Fund
c/o The Salvation Army
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Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka Give District Team a County Feel


Port St. Joe placed nine
players on the All-District
team and Wewahitchka
added four as the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association
All-District 3 team for 2005
had a distinctive Gulf
County feel.
'- Spearheaded by stand-
out linebacker Warren
Floyd, Port St. Joe landed
nine players on the team
announced last week.
Floyd has recorded 140
tackles heading into the
Sharks' Region 1-1A final
against Lafayette on Friday
night. He was joined on the
ali-district defensive team
by teammates Sidney Harris
(defensive lineman), Byron
Peters (defensive lineman)
and Mike Quinn (utility).
' PSJ wide receiver Ash
Parker and tight end Ash
Larry both were named to
the offensive team after com-
bihing for 46 receptions, 777
yards and 22 touchdowns.
Running back Ashley Davis,
ggard Pat Bailey and place-
kicker Will Just were other
Sharks named to the offen-
sive squad.
Wewahitchka's Ryan
Ranie, who rushed for over
1,000 yards, was named
the all-district fullback.
Johnny Jones, a tailback,
was named to the team as
a wide receiver and tackle
Ben Holley joined his Gator
teammates on the offensive
side of the ball.
Linebacker J.J. Roberts,
who led the county with 142
total tackles, was named to
the defensive unit.
Blountstown had eight
players selected, Cottondale
(one), Liberty County (one)
and Carrabelle (one).
Blountstown running
back Chance Attaway was
nominated for Class 2A
player of the year, and Tigers
coach Bobby Johns is up for
coach of the year.
Parker joins Port St.
Joe coach John Palmer for
tdnsideration for Class 1A
player and coach of the
year honors, respectively. In
Class 1B, Graceville run-
ning back J.J. Laster and
coach Will Holley have been


nominated for awards.
Offense
Quarterback: Michael
Guilford, Sr., 6-1, 175,
Blountstown. Running
back: Ashley Davis, Jr., 5-8,
170, Port St. Joe. Fullback:
Ryan Ranie, Jr., 5-11, 185,
Wewahitchka. Wide receiv-
ers: Johnny Jones, Sr.,
5-10, 170, Wewahitchka;
Ash Parker, Sr., 6-1, 175,
Port St. Joe. Tight end: Ash
Larry, Sr., 6-1, 175, Port St.
Joe. Center: Chaz Johns,
Jr., 6-2, 245, Blountstown.
Guards: Pat Paulk, Jr., 6-5,
285, Carrabelle; Pat Bailey,
Jr., 6-1, 210, Port St. Joe.
Tackles: Ben Holley, Sr., 6-
4, 298, Wewahitchka. Place-
kicker: Will Just, Sr., 5-10,
160, Port St. Joe.


Defense
Linemen: Sidney Harris,
Sr., 5-9, 245, Port St. Joe;
Byron Peters, Jr., 6-1, 195,
Port St. Joe; Jamie Willis,
Sr., 6-0, 185, Blountstown;
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'Corey Silcox, Sr., 6-0, 215,
Blountstown. Free safety:
Chance Attaway, Sr., 6-0,
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Port St. Joe Edges Mayo Lafayette for Regional Title


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Pass the North Florida
Rural School Championship
trophy and hold the Mayo.
Port St. Joe put the
clamps on visiting Mayo
Lafayette and in turn the
Region 1-1A title on Friday
night, slipping past the
Hornets 3-2 and into the
state semifinals, where the
Sharks will host Jacksonville
University Christian at 7:30
p.m. next Friday.
With a huge assist
from a player displaced by
Hurricane Katrina, second-
ranked Port St. Joe (11-1)
won its 11th straight while
putting an end to a winning


streak of equal length as the
fourth-ranked Hornets (11-
1) fell for the first time this
season.
The difference, a huge
momentum swinger, was
provided with 40 seconds
before halftime of a game
the Sharks were trailing 2-
0, benefit of a safety when
a punt snap flew over Mica
Ashcraft's head, forcing the
junior to kick the ball out of
his end zone.
And the key points came
off a right toe which started
the season being swung on a
practice field in New Orleans,
where sophomore Will Just
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changed all that and Just
found his place as a multi-
sport standout he scored
six goals in two soccer games
last week for the Sharks.
Just completed a brief
Port St. Joe drive, set up at
the Mayo 35 by a short punt,
,by nailing a 45-yard field
goal that could have easily
been good from 50 yards,
his longest field goal on the
year.
"It feels good," Just said
while being congratulated by
family. "I knew I just had to
kick the ball. I wasn't. sure
when I hit it, it started left
and then faded right. When
it went through, I just felt
real good."
That Just's kick was the
difference and the only offen-
sive points would suitably
provide the introduction to
the football playoff 'textbook
defense and special teams
win games in November and
December.
Though the Hornets
managed to dent the score-
board, it wasn't any fault
of a Port St. Joe defense
which has allowed less than
70 points during the team's
winning streak.
The Sharks largely neu-
tralized the Lafayette run-
ning game (37 carries for 152
yards) and all but eliminated
the pass as an option, with
Hornet quarterback Chad
Hempstead managing just 4
completions in 16 attempts,
none, in the second half,
netting 32 yards. And the
Sharks came up with two
key interceptions, Mike Byrd
ending a drive at the Port St.
Joe 32 with a first-half pick
and Ash Parker sealing the
game with an interception on
Lafayette's final possession.
"This is the time of year
it's all about defense and
the kicking game," said Port
St. Joe coach John Palmer.
"Where was that kick from,
the 35, and he's our gift
from Katrina. I'm excited for
the kids and proud of their
effort."
The Sharks mustered
some movement, 216 yards
of total offense, but also man-
aged to wound themselves in


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critical situations, with 71
yards in penalties the most
since a season-opening loss
to Blountstown and some-
times careless handling of
the ball.
Port St. Joe, which got
95 yards on 10 carries from
Ash Parker and 82 yards on
nine carries from Quentin
Jenkins, also faltered
through the air, with quar-
terback Mike Quinn hitting
just 1 of 10 for 21 yards. As
with Hempstead Quinn did
not complete a second-half
pass.
"(Lafayette has) had
a tough defense all year,"
Palmer said. "They had a
plan for us and credit to
them for keeping us out of
the end zone."
The game was charac-
terized by time-consuming
drives one to two posses-
sions per quarter were the
quota ultimately halted
by hard-hitting defense and
offensive mistakes.
Though; they did not
fumble the ball away, the
Sharks stopped themselves
twice with balls put on the
ground. Penalties stopped
two other drives.
Lafayette twice moved
well into Shark territory in
the first half but a holding
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and interception nipped the
other one on a chilly night.
Twice more the Hornets
drove across midfield in the
second half with sirniilar
results. ",' ; "".
On the opening drive
of the second half Lafayette
reached the Shark 16 but
committed a holding pen-
alty followed by a sack of
Hempstead and the Hornets
were out of field goal range.
A later drive was also snuffed
by a penalty.
"Obviously from our
standpoint those were huge
plays," said Lafayette coach
Joey Pearson. "You can't
take anything away from
Port St. Joe. Their defense
played tremendous football. I
wished we could have scored


just one more point."
After Parker's intercep-
tion with.just over .a minute ,
left, all that was left was to
run opt,,thp1pcck and as.,a
team grab a piece of the'- North
Rural School Championship
trophy from Jack Watford
of the Florida High School
Athletic Association, letting a
home date for the state semi-
finals sink in.
"Amazing," was all
Warren Floyd, who produced
a key sack of Hempstead,
could muster.
Parker didn't do much
better.
"I can't even put it into
words," he said, taking a
deep breath and trying again,
"I just can't even put it into
words."


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is one of 14 public deepwater


ports designated by the State
of Florida. The Port Authority
was created by a special act
of the Florida Legislature
to explore the economic
potentialities underlying the
nort's state designation.


Cox noted 'that bringing
a port back to Port St. Joe
will take tremendous effort
and commitment.
"This is a long path that
we just described," Cox told
the board on Wednesday.
"It may exceed some of our
terms and some of our life
expectancies."
The Port Authority and
the St. Joe Company will
hold a joint press conference
following the execution/
closing date of Nov. 29 to
announce the terms of the
agreement.
Port Authority board
members, county and city
officials and senior St.
Joe executives will be in
attendance.


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Gulf District Selects Sunshine State Scholar


The Sunshine State
Scholars Program for high
*school seniors recognizes
excellence in mathematics
and science. Port St. Joe High
School and Wewahitchka
High School each nominated
a senior who is distinguished
in both mathematics and
science. PHJHS nominated
Elizabeth Gibson and WHS
nominated Jessica Jones.
The criteria for select-
ing Gulf County's scholar
includes overall GPA, over-
?all numeric GPA, overall
math and science;' KcAm'u-
Ilative numeric grades, the
number and level of science


and math courses taken in
grades 9-12 and SAT and/or
ACT scores. Out-of-district
educators serve on the selec-
tion committee.
Elizabeth Gibson has
been selected to represent
Gulf County. Elizabeth is the
daughter of Tom and Mary
Gibson of Port St. Joe. Upon
graduation from PSJHS,
she will have completed
seven Honors or Advanced
Placement science courses
and six Honqo~x..4Ady4aped
Placement courses in math!.
Elizabeth has'a'- 4Q ,GPA
and plans to attend Oxford
College of Emiory. University


in Georgia.
In January Elizabeth will
compete in a common math-
ematics/science assessment
in a regional competition and
if she is selected as a Regional
Scholar, she will compete in
the statewide competition in
March.
Jessica Jones is the
daughter of Shirley Moates of
Wewahitchka and who teach-
es at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. She is an honor stu-
dent who. upon graduation,
will have completed four
;Honors -cierince courses and
four Honors or higher math
courses.


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Scenes from a rescue: At right, Wewahitchka Elementary school sixth-grader Scott Sims rises to aid
bus driver Lee Hall. He then leaps over a student to aid Hall as she performs the Heimlich maneuver.


Kindergartener Christina Pardue (in second seat). Sims lowers Pardue to the center aisle, in front


"Ms. Lee, she's choking,"
Scott said.
Hall swung the bus off
the highway.
As Christina's seatmates
cleared a path, Scott lifted
her into the aisle, where Hall
stood waiting.
Grasping the third row
seats with both hands, Scott
propelled himself over two
frightened schoolgirls 'and
stood next to Hall, who was
performing the Heimlich
maneuver.
Her fingers linked tightly
in a fist, Hall squeezed once,


then again. The quarter did
not budge;
As Christina's eyes
swirled in their sockets. Hall
grabbed her cell phone and
dialed 9-1-1. The line was
dead.
Scott thought maybe he
could help.
Two weeks earlier, he
watched his mother perform
the Heimlich maneuver on
his six-year-old brother,
Trent, in the front seat of
their car.
Scott observed closely
from the backseat, was


relieved when the piece
of candy. shot out like a
cannonball from his little
brother's mouth.
As Hall fumbled with her
cell phone, Scott offered his
assistance.
He was not prepared for
what came after the $50
U.S. savings bond he received
during a lunch period awards
presentation, the moving
tribute by classmates Kaitlyn
Gaskin, Irjaria Pippin and
Megan Setterich.
"Being a hero doesn't
take super powers," wrote


his classmates. "It takes
commitment and courage
to do the things heroes do.
Scott Sims is our true hero."
Standing in the school
bus stairwell, Scott was not
yet aware of his heroism.
He was scared and
nervous, his eyes trained on
the panicked little girl.
'"Do you know how to do
the Heimlich?" Hall asked.
"Yes, ma'am," answered
Scott.
Then he saved Christina's


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Gulf County Officials and A&A HomeCare Inc. Celebrate "Home Care Month"


In honor of National
Home Care Month, Gulf
County government officials
on Tuesday dedicated
November "Home Care
Month."
A&A HomeCare, Inc.
provided lunch at Sisters
Restaurant in Port St. Joe for
Gulf County Commissioner
Carmen McLemore, Mayor
Frank Pate and members of
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce.
Mayor Ray Dickens
of Wewahitchka, who
was unable to attend
the luncheon, signed a
proclamation declaring
November as Home Care
Month. Port St. Joe Mayor
Pate signed an official
proclamation to honor
Home Care month at the
luncheon.
More than 4.5 million
people prefer to be treated
in the comfort of their
home when they are sick.
As the U.S. approaches the
beginning of the Baby Boom
Generation's movement into
retirement, all demographics


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Home care itself is a
viable means to efficiently
and effectively meet these
needs. It is the reason that
we celebrate National Home
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More than just providing
excellent care where and
' when patients need and
want it, home care saves
the U.S. and commercial
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a luncheon on Tuesday attended by the company's health care
workers, Chamber of Commerce members and county commissioner
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Matt Cabaniss was not
yet born when the 506th
Regimental Combat Team
earned its reputation as one
of the toughest and most
celebrated units in the U.S.
Army.
The 506th, nicknamed
the "Currahees," a Cherokee
Indian word meaning "stands
alone," was among the first
to land in the D-Day inva-
sion of Normandy. The unit
was reactivated during Korea
and Vietnam, where it helped
score decisive victories at
Hamburger Hill.
Thol,1gh he had hot heard
of the 506th a few months
ago, Cabaniss is now well
versed in the unit's history.
On Oct. 13, the 1999
Port St. Joe High School
graduate was among 3,500
soldiers chosen to join the
reactivated 506th during a
ceremony at Fort Campbell,
Ky.
The unit's reactivation is
part of a federal strategy to


create smaller, more easily
deployable units for service
in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
At the ceremony, a host
of former Currahees got their
first look at the young troops
who would carry on their
legacy.
At an evening reception
at the Holiday Inn, the old
soldiers bought their young
comrades drinks and told
war stories.
On leave last week, 25-
year-old Cabaniss described
the conversations as "inter-
esting."
The unit's heroic exploits
in World War II was the topic
of Stephen Ambrose's pop-
ular 2001 book "Band of
Brothers," which was later
adapted for an HBO mini-
series.
Cabaniss' parents, June
and Eddie Davis, watched
the miniseries on television,
and Cabaniss was attempt-
ing to complete the box set,
during his down time.
He was proud to be a
part of the Band of Brothers'


rich history.
"It's really a pleasure,"
said Cabaniss. "It's neat to
see them make movies about
it."
Cabaniss expects to be
deployed sometime between
Thanksgiving and Dec. 1.
He knows that his unit will
be making an initial stop in
Kuwait en route to Iraq, but
the rest is a mystery.
"They don't really tell us
much. We don't get the infor-
mation until the last min-
ute," he said.
Cabaniss has heard
rumors that the unit will
be helping to train the Iraqi
security forces. He hopes the
rumor is unfounded.
Though he supports the
U.S. presence in Iraq, he
doubts that the Iraqis will
be able to take on the task
of safeguarding their coun-
try from terrorist groups and
insurgents.
He hopes that training
the Iraqis will not prove a
"waste of time," but admits
that the war's outcome might
surprise him.
For now, he waits, keep-
ing his cell phone close by to
receive his orders.
Cabaniss joined the Army
in January 2004, after mull-
ing the decision over for five
years. He completed basic
and infantry training at Ft.
Benning, Ga. and arrived at
Ft. Campbell in June 2004.
Four months ago, he
married his wife, Deanna,
who is newly pregnant with
the couple's first child.
Last week, a Fort
Campbell doctor pronounced
the baby a boy.
Cabaniss was hoping for
a son, had already chosen
the name Nolan, but Deanna
wanted a second opinion.
On Friday, the couple
was traveling to Panama
City for an appointment with
Deanna's doctor.
"She wanted a girl.
That's why we're getting it
checked again. She thinks
it has something to do with
the military doctor," laughed
Cabaniss.
Several other men in
Cabaniss' unit. have wives
who are pregnant. Their,due
dates all fall around the same
time.


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Soldiers are usually
allowed two weeks' leave
during the birth of their chil-
dren, but it's not a promise.
Many of Cabaniss' fellow
soldiers do not want to return
home because they know it
will be hard to leave again.
Cabaniss said he would like
to come home.
After finding out the sex
of his baby, Cabaniss was
departing for Ft. Campbell
on Sunday, accompanied by
his wife and mother.
The send-off would not
be as his loved ones imag-
ined. Cabaniss dispelled any
romantic notions his wife and
mother may have had about
waving an American flag as
he took to the skies.
The Army's standard
procedure is "hurry up and
wait," noted Cabaniss, who
anticipates waiting in a room
for an indeterminate time
before lift off.
"It's 'Get all our equip-
ment, draw your weapons
and sit around and do noth-
ing,"' Cabaniss said.
In going to Iraq, he fears
only the improvised explosive
devices (IEDs) that detonate
in cars and along roadsides.
But he does not dwell on the
dangers.
Though he has not
yet been tested in battle,
Cabaniss has faith in his
training and his Currahee
comrades.
After so many months
spent preparing mentally
and physically for deploy-
ment, he will be relieved to
finally get the call.
"None of us is not want-
ing to go," Cabaniss said.


1999 Port St. Joe High School graduate Matt Cabaniss is trav-
eling to Iraq with the Army's newly reactivated 506th Regimental
Combat Team. The celebrated unit was the subject of Stephen
Ambrose's 2001 book "Band of Brothers," which was adapted for
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sand near seashores assume
certain risks, one being
that the shore might shift.
Taxpayers should not be on
the hook for that decision.
"Nobody should ask
somebody to support a
decision like that," said
Marilyn Blackwell of
Wewahitchka. "For the


average person, we haven't
benefited from those
beaches."
After more than two
hours of discussion, often
debate, Commissioners
suggested that the beach
advisory committee expand
to invite more viewpoints
and that more education


was needed.
"We want facts, we
want inclusion," said Ron
Westmark, a peninsula bay-
side property owner. "The
cape is split. We should have
had workshop meetings four
months ago."


The stretch of beach along Secluded Dunes subdivision


of Panama City remaining
as Speaker of the Florida
House of Representatives for
one more year, the political
climate in Tallahassee was
-conducive for the county to
potentially securing state
.funding, which could be as
much as 50 percent of the
project.
However, as St. Joe
Beach resident Rich Brenner
said, noting that he believes
-both the peninsula and
Apalachicola River to be
county assets, the important
question for proponents
of levying taxes for beach
renourishment is, "How
can you sell it to the other
13,000 people in the county,
and the commissioners to
.get three votes?"
The. dissent. circles on
several levels.
One of the most
significant is the reality that
no one yet knows the price
tag estimated at between
-$10 million and $15 million
and therefore how much
of a tax bill an MSTU would
place On homeowners.
The price tag on the
project will not be known
-until February. The push
,by members of the beach
advisory committee hinges
- .on state law which requires
an ordinance establishing
S.the MSTU be in place in the
calendar year prior to the
implementing of the tax.
The aim is to tap state
funds next year; therefore
*.the ordinance creating
the MSTU even though
homeowners in the impacted
*area would have the final
vote next spring would
,have to be approved by
*commissioners before Dec.
3. 31.
That the state share,
which will largely hinge on


creating additional public
access, is also a gaping
unknown is further causing
heartburn among peninsula
residents.
"We feel we are being
overtaxed to begin with
without a lot of return," said
Patricia Hardman. "We need
to have some facts on the
table."
There, is also concern
about one method for
restoring the beaches which
has been floated by engineer


Mike Dombrowski, who is
conducting the study of
what is happening to the
beaches along the peninsula
and potential solutions.
One Dombrowski
proposal would be to pump
underwater sand from the
shoals along Cape San Blas
itself, which Buddy Wood,
and others, have argued
could cause irreparable
damage.
First, the shoals serve
to steer storms away from
a direct hit on Port St. Joe.


cape," Wood said.
Dombrowski, and
Phil Flood with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection,
emphasized that any current
proposal was preliminary,
no more than an option,
and that any decision on
source sand would have to
be approved by state and
federal regulators.
There is also a view,
which forks in two directions,
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and damaging seagrass beds
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other fish.
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said, turning the sugary
beach that is left brown.
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NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION


NOTICE is hereby given that PATRICIA T. WARNER has requested
the City of Port St. Joe to voluntarily anenx the land shown on the
map attached hereto. The land is located on the Eastern boundary
of the City and lies East and South of the Northern most corner of
Lot 32, Garrison Plantatio and North of an Easterly extension of
the Southern boundary of Garrison Plantation. An exact legal
description of the property and Ordinance No. 335 are on file with
the City Clerk at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be inspected there. The
City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 335, AN
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LAND ADJACENT TO EASTERN
BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS, LYING EAST AND SOUTH
OF THE NORTHERN MOST CORNER OF LOT 32, GARRISON
PLANTATION AND NORTH OF AN EASTERLY EXTENSION OF
THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF GARRISON PLANTATION;
PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND TO BE ANNEXED;
PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING OF CITY BOUNDARIES
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, which will be the annexating
ordinance applicable to the

above land at its regular meet- , A l
ing on December 4, 2005, at -I-.. .,.. /aa-

6:oo o'clock p.m., EST, in the i ".. -- I
City Commission Meeting i -*
Room, Iunicipal Building,
305 CeciliG. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. JQe, Florida. All inter- il. :'. |
ested persons may appear and -
be heard. A :< 4 4 4


Publish: Nov. 24 & Dec 1


and wonder in children and
reading is 'a wonderful way to
capture and encourage this
* excitement," said Education
Commissioner John L. Winn.
"I encourage parents to be-
gin new traditions of spend-
ing time reading with their
children during this holiday
season. Parents and teachers
who read with students every
day are inspiring in them a
love of reading that will fur-
ther enhance their educa-
tion."
Reading lists are avail-
able on Just Read, Florida!'s
website, www.justreadflorida.
com, throughout the year
helping parents and teachers
take an active role in the read-
ing achievements of Florida's
students. The lists provide
reading recommendations,
as well as suggestions for the
most effective methods for
reading with children of vari-
ous ages. In addition to the
holiday recommendations,
specialized reading lists, are
provided during other times
of the year, including lists
for Hispanic Heritage Month,
Black History Month and
summer reading.
Tomorrow's event will
include a read-aloud of holi-
day stories selected from the
list by Debbi Clarke, reading
teacher and Florida Depart-
ment of Education Macy's
Teacher of the Year Finalist.
The Teacher of the Year pro-
gram honors the contribu-
tions of outstanding teach-
ers who have demonstrated
the ability to inspire a love of
learning in students.
This year marks the
17th year Macy's Florida has
sponsored and produced the
awards program. To date,
the company has contrib-


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uted $1.7 million to teach-
ers throughout the Sunshine
State, making their donation
the single largest annual cor-
porate cash contribution to
Florida public schools.
Just Read, Florida! is
*Governor Jeb Bush's state-
wide reading initiative to
achieve the goal of every child
reading at or above grade
level by the year 2012. The
initiative is designed to guide
changes at every level of edu-
cation that have an impact on
reading outcomes in Florida
schools. Since 1998, the
percentage of fourth grade
students reading on grade
level or higher has increased
from 51 .percent to 71 per-
cent.
Through the Governor's
leadership and strong sup-
port from the Legislature,
funding for reading has in-
creased from no dedicated
reading dollars in 2001 to
$143 million in 2005.
For access to The Holiday,
Recommended Reading List
or to learn more about Just
Read, Florida!, visit www.jus-
treadflorida.comn


PUBLIC NOTICE
GULF COUNTY COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION TO ALL COMMODITY RECIPIENTS:
THERE WILL BE A COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2005 AT
THE GULF COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT FROM 12:00 RM., C.T UNTIL 3:00 RM., C.T. THE
ROAD DEPARTMENT IS LOCATED AT 31.8 7TH STREET IN WEWAHITCHKA.
PLEASE NOTE:
YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM PRIOR TO THIS DATE. ALSO
NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR COMMODITY CARD WITH YOU.
In occordonce wilh Fedornl low and U.S. Oopodrlnon of Agriculture policy, this instllulion is prohibdod from discriminating on Iho basis
ol r ac, cori, natlonoal origin, x, ago or disablily. To fli, o comploini of di.ciminoion, writ, USDA< Oirdor, Office of Civil Rightls,
Room 326-W, Whilton Building, 1400 IndapandoneoAvnue, SW, Woshinglon, D.C., 20505-9410 o coll (202) 720-5964 (voicna nd TDD.
USDA is on equol opportunity provider ond employer.
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High Visibility Safety Belt Enforcement Over Thanksgiving


Florida's Click It or Ticket
campaign brings attention
to the needless deaths that
occur on our roadways each
year during the Thanksgiving
holiday because motorists
'fail to use their safety belts.
[Local Agency]. is joining law
enforcement across the state
in an effort to save lives this


holiday season by reminding
everyone to buckle up. This
traffic safety initiative will
run from November 18th to
November 30th to include
the busy Thanksgiving holi-
day travel period.
Traditionally, the
Thanksgiving holiday period
is one of the heaviest tray-


eled times across the U.S.
The result is a significant
increase in traffic crashes.
- Last year in Florida alone,
during the same time period
as this year's campaign, 77
people died in motor vehicle
related crashes and over half
of those fatalities were not
using their safety belts.


Florida Safety Belt Law


Florida Statute 316.614
"Restrained by a safety
belt" means being restricted
by an appropriately adjusted
safety belt which is properly
fastened at all times when a
motor vehicle is in motion.
p (1) It is unlawful for any
person:
(a) To operate a motor
vehicle in this state unless
each passenger and the
operator of the vehicle
under the age of, 18 years are
restrained by a safety belt or
by a child restraint device.
pursuant to s. 316.613) if
applicable; or
(b) To operate a motor
vehicle in this state unless
the person is restrained by a
safety belt..
(2) It is unlawful for
any person 18 years of age
or older to be a passenger
in the front seat of a motor
-vehicle unless such person
is restrained by a safety
belt when the vehicle is 'in
motion.
(3)(a) Neither a person
who is certified by a phy-
sician as having a medical,
condition, that causes the
use of a safety belt to be
inappropriate or dangerous
nor an employee of a news-
paper home delivery .service
while in the course of his
or her employment delivering
newspapers on home deliv-
ery routes is required to be
restrained by a safety belt.
(b) The .number of front
seat passengers of a pick-
up truck.required to wear a
safety belt pursuant to this
section shall not exceed the
number of safety belts which
were installed in the front
seat of such pick-p truck by
the manufacturer.
(c) An employee of a
solid waste or recyclable col-


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mobile home, storage area, in quiet
area. Great get-away 6 miles to beach.
$145,000 MLS 107962 Call Ellen
Allemore 850-227-5146


election service is not required
to be restrained by a safety
belt while in the course of
employment collecting solid
waste or recyclables on des-
ignated routes.
(d) The requirements of
this section shall not apply to
the living 'quarters of a recre-
ational vehicle or a space
within a truck body primarily
intended for merchandise or
property.
(4) It is the intent of
the Legislature that all
state, county, and local law
enforcement agencies, safety,
councils, and public school
systems, in recognition of
the fatalities and injuries
-attributed to unrestrained
occupancy of motor vehicles,
shall conduct a continuing
safety and public awareness
campaign as to the mag-
nitude of the problem and
adopt programs designed to
encourage compliance with
the safety belt usage require-
ments of this section.
(5) Any person who vio,
lates the provisions of this
section commits a nonmov-
ing violation, punishable
as provided in chapter 318.
However, except for violations
of s. 316.613 and paragraph
(1)(a). enforcement of this
section by state or local
law enforcement agencies
must be accomplished only


as qsecnd~arv 2actionnwhen


a driver of a motor vehicle
has been detained for a
suspected violation.
(6) By January 1,

2006, each law enforce-
ment agency in this state
shall adopt departmental
policies to prohibit the
practice of racial profiling.
When a law enforcement
officer issues a citation for
a violation of this section,


the law enforcement offi-
cer must record the race
and ethnicity of the viola-
tor. All law enforcement
agencies' must maintain
such information and for-
ward the information to
the department in a form
and manner determined
by the department. The
department shall collect
this information by juris-
diction and annually report
the data to the Governor.
the President of the Senate,
and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives.
The report must show sep-
arate statewide totals for'
the state's county sheriffs:
and municipal law enforce-
ment agencies, state law,
enforcement agencies.
and state university law
enforcement agencies.
(7) A violation of the pro-
visions of this section shall
not constitute negligence per
se, nor shall such violation
be used as prima facie evi-
dence of negligence or be
considered in mitigation of
damages, but such violation
may be considered as evi-'
dence of comparative negli-
gence, in any civil action.
Bold/Underline Text =
Amendment Effective July 1,
2005


Beach cottage has been renovated inside
.and out, like brand new, located on the
Bay sidd of C-30, large 1/2 acre lot
with great unobstructed view of the Bay,
newly landscaped and ready to move
in. mls#107051 $450,000 Call Sonjia
Raffield at 340-0900.


"Thanksgiving is a joy-
ous holiday, but it is also
one of the deadliest on our
roadways," said [Name],
[Organization]. "Too many
people are being killed in
,traffic crashes because they
just didn't take a few sec-
onds to put on their safety
belt. Children and young
adults learn best by example,
and we all need to make sure
they see the right example."
During the most recent
Click It or Ticket Florida
mobilization, held earlier
this year over the Memorial
Day holiday period, state,
and local law enforcement
agencies issued almost
37,000 safety belt citations.
Although law enforcement
agencies across the state
participate in the Click It or
Ticket Florida mobilizations
because the initiative height-
ens safety belt use aware-
ness surrounding times of
the year with high traffic
related death rates, these
agencies enforce the safety
belt law every day because
they know it is a matter of
life or death.
-The Click It or Ticket
Florida enforcement and
education campaign sends
a clear message that safety
belts and child safety seats
when used properly save
lives," said [Title/Last name
of above. spokesperson]. "We
know this is true because
unfortunately we must
respond to fatal crashes.
This is why we enforce the
lawv and issue citations to
unbuckled motorists."
[Agency name] and law
enforcement agencies across
the state, with support from
the Florida Department of
Transportation, are joining
together to remind everyone
this holiday season to click it
or you will receive a ticket.


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comes completely furnished right down
to the china, large screen t.v. lawnmower,
pressure washer, etc....Just bring your
clothes to move in. Home is set for the
boat lover and outdoorsman. Plenty of
room for any size boat that you may have.
MLS#108720 Call Carol for an appt.at
850-227-4252


Safety Belts Myths vs. Facts

S MYTH: I might be saved if I'm thrown clear of a car collision.
FACT: You are 25 times more likely to be killed in a crash when thrown from
a vehicle. The force of an impact can throw you 150 feet... 15 car lengths! Safety
belts also prevent you from smashing your head into the windshield, which could
cause spinal damage or even death.
MYTH: A safety belt will trap me inside my vehicle. I won't be able to
get out of the vehicle if it catches fire or is submerged in water.
FACT: Less than 1 out of 200 traffic related incidents involve fire or water
submersion. Even so, you are much more likely to be knocked out and rendered
unconscious if you are not using a safety belt. -Your chances of escape are better
while using a safety belt.
MYTH: I don't need a safety belt when driving at slow speeds or on
short trips.
FACT: All driving is dangerous. Fatalities have been recorded as slow as
12 mph for occupants not buckled up. Most crashes occur at speeds less than 40
mph. Of all crashes, 75 percent occur within 25 miles from home.
MYTH: Drivers in air bag equipped vehicles don't need to use safety
belts.
FACT: Air bags provide supplemental protection in frontal crashes, but
unbuckled motorists can either slide under them, or their head can come into full
contact with the airbag, resulting in massive head injuries or even decapitation. In
addition, air bags will not help in.a side or rpar impact or rollover crash. Motorists
should use a safety belt for protection in all types of crashes.



Safety Belt Fact Sheet

During the 2004 ThanksgJiving holiday (Wednesday, November 24 to
Sunday, November 28, 2004) there were 36 people killed in safety belt equipped
vehicles on Florida's roadways. Of these, 56 percent were not using their safety
belts.
e Florida's 2005 Click -It or Ticket Thanksgiving Mobilization is from
November 18th to 30th. Last year during the same time period, 77 people died in
safety belt equipped vehicles and 55 percent of these fatalities were not using their
safety belts at the time of the crash.
S In 2004, 'over 60 percent of the drivers and passengers killed in motor
vehicle crashes in Florida were not using their safety belt.
About 26 percent of Florida's population over 4 million people are
still not buckling up.
Safety belts should always be worn, even when riding in vehicles
equipped with air bags. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts, not by
themselves.
Pickup trucks in fatal crashes rollQver twice as often as passenger
cars.
Safety belts reduce the risk of dying in a rollover crash by 70 to 80
percent.
Traffic crashes cost the Nation about $230 billion each year in medical
expense, lost productivity, property damage, and related costs.
Florida pays over $14 billion of these costs.
That is nearly $901 for every resident in Florida, each year.
c About 74 percent of that cost, is paid by citizens not involved in the
crashes.
Crashes cost employers more than $2.5 billion annually in the State,
and about $400 per employee.
If Florida were to enact a primary law, including every seating position
and every occupant regardless of age, the State will save approximately 192 lives,
2,652 serious injuries, and $557 million in costs each year.
The cost of unbuckled drivers and passengers goes far beyond paying
higher taxes and higher health care and insurance costs. People are unnecessar-
ily dying, and families and friends are suffering because their loved ones chose not
to use. their safety belts.



SEALED BIDS

The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids on
2000 feet of eight inch PVC pipe and assorted fit-
tings. Specifications can be obtained from the City
Hall in Wewahitchka.. Bids must be presented to the
City Clerk by 3 RM. November 28, 2005. The City of
Wewahitchka reserves the right to accept and/or
reject any or all bids and award to the lowest and
best bidder in the opinion of the City.


4518 Surfside Lane, Cape San Bias.
Fantastic Views from this 1st Tier Duplex.
2 Bedroom/2Bath. "X" Flood Zone and
Beach and Bay Access. MLS #106336
Contact Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.


113 39th Street, Mexico Beach -
2 bd/2ba Gulfview townhouse, great
location, just steps from the beach.
MLS# 107735 $600,000. Call Sonjia
Raffield 340-0900.


109 44TH Street, Mexico Beach. 108 Stone Drive Port St Joe 3BR 2B Home
CANAL FRONT home 3BR 2BA, fully fur- that was built in 2003. Tile kitchen and
nished, plus second interior lot. Possible bathrooms, barber carpet throughout,
2 canal front lots with repeat. Prmaster suite has walk in closet, garden

2 canal front lots with replat Propertyhas tub, separate shower. Valted ceilings.
112' of sawall boat slip. MLS#108315 Patio out back. Plenty of room for swim-
$1,500,000 Call Brenda Miller 227- ming pool. Shown 'by appointment only.
5380. mls#108395 Call Susie White 850-227-
4046. $329,900.00.


.Palm Blvd, Port St. Joe-Quaint duplex on
beautiful lots just 2 blocks from the bay.
mnils #105998 $295,000. Call Kim Har-
rison 850-227-4960


Must See this house, beautiful newly
renovated home with heart of pine walls,
flooring and ceilings from early 1900's,
stainless steel kitchen, 2 working fireplaces
in bedrooms, surround sound in all rooms,
sprinkler system and security system,with
many, many extras...3 bed/2 both .this is
the most CHARMING house on the mar-
ket...Indian Pass area is very artistic and
secluded. MLS#107664 $779,900 Call
Natalie 850-227-4355


Mexico Beach This townhouse has a
view of the Gulf of Mexico and is only
a short walk to the beach. The town
is 3 BR, 2 baths and the seller. is very
motivated. MIs # 107295. Call Moses
Medina at 850-527-0441 for more
information.


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BEACHES
* C-30,Treasure Bay- Nice size lot close to beaches and boat ramp. Mis#106465
$225,000 Call Mark Schultz
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bias Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonlia Raffleld at
340-0900 $579,900.
* Casuna Residential lot in brand new subdivision, located beside pool and club house,
great investment property or homesite $210,000. Call Sonjia Raffielq at 340-0900
* Cape San Bias, 251 Cord Grass Way This lot is convenient the pool and beaches.
Mis#106386 $540,000 Call Joe McCalllster 648-5683
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking
distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,900
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* Cape San Bias, Park Point-Nice lot located next to the St. Joseph State Park with deeded
gulf access. $375,000 Call Jay Rish 227-9600
* Cape San Blas,Park Point-This Iof sits beside the pool and pool house with deeded
gulf access. The St. Joseph State Park sits directly behind this lot. $449,900 Call Jay Rish
227-9600


Beach Oevelcpnrent. Amenities Include pool, balk house, londscopad entrance accented


Beach Devolopment. Amenities Include pool, both house, landscaped entrance accented
with brick povers, New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots
starting ot $299,900
- Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will include a pool & pool
house. $238,000. Call Richard Squires or Son|la Raffleld at 227-9600.
* New subdivision in Bay Co. with deepwoter access and community docks, mis#1 07052
$165,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-52539
- Cape San Bias, Jubilatlon-Premier subdivision on Cape San Bias with beautiful
lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call -today for more
Information.
r PORT ST. JOE
- Oak Grove-Corner lot with a bay view. MIs#108162 $145,000 Call Kim Harrison
227-4960
- Heron's Walk-Now subdivision in Port St. Joe with many amenities. MLS#108136
$185,000 Call Patrick Jones 814-5878
- Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER
MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,600 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
- 108 Marshline Road, Overstreet. Wotappo Creek front lot, 1.46 acres intersects with


* 8325 C R 386, Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. Great
LocationI 5.91 acres. Many Possibilitiesl $650,000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemnore
850-227-5146
* 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, wall on property,
and septic permitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000 MLS
108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146
* Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'800'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell 850-
227-4252
- Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-1O'xl 70' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
* This lot Is located In Garrison Plantation In Port St. Joe Florida. Garrison Plantation
is a fast growing area with currently five houses under construction. Seller will listen to oil
offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441
*Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe.
mis#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has unobstructed view of St. Joe
Bay, great place to build a home. mis#10 5525 $875,000 Call Sonhla 340-0900.
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
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also on the market. MLS# 108718. Contact Perky or Susie White 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
Indian Pass-109 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one of the newest subdivisions in
Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
EAC
* The property consists of three lots that make almost on acre of land and hove already been
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* The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Located just off the intracoasal waterway. Call
for more details. 850-648-5683
EASTPOINT
* East Bay Preserve. This is a great lot with views of the boyl Mls#108298 $139,900
* East Bay Plantation, 104 Marsh Line Rood-Dockable lot on Wetappo Creek with easy
access to the intercoostal. Mis#105591 $275,000 .
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool
and pool house. Poaved road, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* BAYFRONT LOT 1.17 ACRES East Bay Preserve Subdivision, Boy Co. $485,000. Call
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The Trail i


by Virginia Bathurst Beck
I can't believe that it is
nearly Thanksgiving. There
is no snow on the ground!
Of course our Thanksgivings
haven't had snow on the
ground for the last 10 or so
years; that's ever since we've
retired and spent our'winters
in the South.
Most of our relatives
are still up ,North fighting
the elements along about
this time of year. They are
planning the food they will
cook if they stay at home or
what they will take to who
ever in the family is cooking
that year.
When we started coming
South for bur winters, it was
understood that we would not
come home for the holidays.
When we lived in Texas, some
of the family came down for
Christmas pretty often. Now
they are scattered all over the
country and we do not get
together quite so often.
We usually have a
dinner before we leave Blair
in October, and give out our
Christmas presents then. I
tell them that Christmas can
be anytime.
This year we will have
Thanksgiving dinner here
with friends and our son
who lives in Mexico Beach.
Christmas we-will spend in
New Braunfels, Texas where
our daughter lives and we will
stay there about a month.
FOND MEMORIES
I have some great
memories of past
Thanksgiving. When- we
lived in Nebraska all of our
relatives lived within a short
driving distance.


The Saint Joseph Bay
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
met on November 16 at the
Sunset Coastal Grill.
Special guests were ROTC
students from Port St. Joe
High School. Zach Scoggins,
Commanding Officer, and
Courtney Mork, Executive
Officer, informed the group,
of the daily routines and also
the scheduled, events within
the program. Self-discipline,
pride, in the program, and


Nearly all of us got
together then.' Some times
both sides of the family.
I remember having
thirty people for dinner once.
They usually held it at our
house, but everyone brought
something to add to the food.
Our dinners included
goose and duck, numerous
pies, vegetables and
casseroles of all kinds,
relishes, cranberry bread
and rolls and especially my
favorite--mashed potatoes
and gravy. I can almost taste
it!
We located a goose this
ypar and are going to have
that with sage dressing and
a real nostalgic Thanksgiving
dinner. Well also have pie
and vegetables and relishes
but not near the variety we
used to have.
In the 'old days' both my
husband and I worked, so we
would get up about four A. M.
and put the pies together and
get them in the oven before
we started on the goose and
dressing. We had dinner
about one O'clock. I don't
think I've been. up at four in
the morning since then.
It was all worth it. I have
fond memories of that time.
None of us had much, but I
think we were more thankful
of what we had than we were
bitter for what we didn't have.
Perhaps we want and expect
too much now.
We seem to have become a
complaining society. Perhaps
if we took time to count our
blessings and thank God for
what good we have, we would
be a more contented people.


much patriotism and courtesy
were evident as the two cadets
presented their program.
The DAR is justly proud
of these fine young cadets as
they exemplify some of the
same values that the DAR
strongly supports.
Joyce Faison 227-1506
(You don'thave toputmyname
at the end of this article) The
name and telephone number
are for your convenience. We
appreciate very much your
support ...


Arrest Log for 11-5 to 11-
18
11-4: James Edward
Hamilton, 43, Port St. Joe,
arrested for violation of pro-
bation.
11-6: Michelle Ramirez,
36, Port St. Joe, arrested for
battery.
11-8: Harold Lee Burrell,
Jr., 49, Wewahitchka, ar-
rested for assault, battery,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
11-10: Williams L. Reyn-
olds, 37, Port St. Joe, ar-

Historical


Society -


Lighthouses
Lighthouses hold a
fascination, a reminder of
the time when oceans and
waterways were as important
to transportation as the
highways and interstates
of today. They served as
beacons to travelers on the
water and landmarks to the
travelers on the land.
The lighthouse keepers
families devoted their lives to
providing the light to guide
ships through the night. The
Roberts family was such a
family, three generations ol
lighthouse keepers in the
United States Lighthouse
Service. As a memorial to
the family's dedication and
devotion, William Roberts,
captured the spirit of the
lighthouse keeper in his
latest book "Lighthouses and
Living Along the Florida Gulf
Coast." He has dedicated
his book to his great
grandfather, grandfather and
father, all serving the area as
lighthouse keepers at several
local lighthouses.
The St. Joseph Historical
Society and the Gulf County
Genealogical Society joined
together to host a book
signing recognizing Roberts
contribution to the history
of local lighthouses recently
at the Gulf County Library.
Many of Roberts' friends
from his graduating class
attended, sparking the
conversation with tales frc
"back then." ..


The Mexico Beach
Welcome Center Gallery
is currently featuring the
paintings of Sam Kates
from neighboring St. Joe
Beach, The exhibit will be
on display through January
16. The exhibition includes
works depicting the region's
distinctive working shrimp
and oyster boats, the light
houses in Carrabelle and
on Cape San Blas, and the
pristine shoreline of Crooked
Island.
Kates retired as director
of the Wiregrass Museum
of Art in Dothan, Alabama
three ,,years, ago and has


since enjoyed creating his
own artworks which reflect
the special character of
the Panhandle coast. He
describes his style of painting
as "traditional realism" with
an abundance of detail and
dependence on light and
shadow. "Don't look for a lot
of deep philosophical or social
comment in my work. I just
enjoy doing paintings that
share my fascination with
just about anything near the
shore, he says. "It's great
when the viewer feels like
they've been there too, or can
actually go to the place to
experience the same feelings,


the home. General guidelines
should there be children in
the home. Concealed weapon
permits will also be covered
in detail.


1 Sheriff's Report
A -rie T r-og -F -r- 1 1 1 1


rested for disorderly intoxi- Connie Melissa McNeil, If inter
cation. 35, Port St. Joe, arrested for Strayer at (
David Broxton, Sr., 62, violation of probation.
Wewahitchka, arrested for 11-17: Jay Hoyt Rackley, Arrests
aggravated assault. 54, Blountstown, arrested for On No
11-11: Angela K. Evans, worthless checks. Ontt WNo
23, Port St. Joe, arrested for William Henry McDaniel, Sotf Port StW.
battery, resisting an officer 45, Wewahitchka, arrested of Port St.
without violence., for driving while license is arrested or
Silvia Marie Daniels, 24, suspended or revoked. warrant for
Port St. Joe, arrested for bat- calls. Burke
tery on a law enforcement of- Firearm Safety to the Gufir
ficer, disorderly intoxication, a On No
battery familiarization Christophe
11-12: Mark R. Anthony, of pr
35, Port St. Joe, arrested for CO1SC, was arrest
battery. The Port St. Joe Police Tinker wa
verett Lynn Hill, for bat Department will be hosting a the Gulf C
Port St. Joe, arrested for bat- course designed to familiarize incident.
tery.Callie Glenn, 64, Port St. citizens with the safety and On No
Joe, arrested for retail theft. proper use of handling pistols. Emilia Rex
ChJoe, arrested for retail thomp This will be a shooting course of Port St.
Charles Wayne Thorrp- that takes a. student from arrested o
son, 42, Port St. Joe arrest- how pistols and ammunition for violatit
11-14: Darlena Kay Til- work to firing the first shot control.
lery, 25, Bris- -. _._ __ __ __
tol, arrested
for Failure to
Appear at trialI
for worthless
checks.
S;Arn Hover,, BARFIELD BAIL BOND
42,. Port St.
J42P, Porte s .are 't 1' ,,, : Expeditious Service 24/7

for battery. (850) 229-BOND (2663)
Melissa (850) 639-BOND (2663)
SAnn Rhames,
32, Port St. Jobie Barfield, Agent 383 Lenas Lane
Joe, arrested Cell 814-BOND (2663 )^ WewahitchkaFL 3246
for child sup-
S 11port -15: JamesLen Ham- on the range, with emphasis arrest. Bi
ilton, 43, Port St. Joe, arrest- on marksmanship. Legal and transt
Sed for violation of probation. issues will also be taught County Ja
11-16: Essie Lee Vann, during this course including arrested fo
47 Wewahitchka, arrested how to .select the proper on an earl
for worthless checks, firearm and tactical plans for she ran fro


I felt when I was there."
A reception for the artist
will be held on December 13
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (C.T.)
in conjunction with the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council's
annual Christmas party. The
public is invited to attend the
reception but can also view
the exhibit at the Welcome
Center on weekdays from 9-
a.m. to 4 p.m. C.T.
For additional
information, call the Mexico
Beach C.D.C. at 850-648-
8196.. ., -.^


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Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot
Follow the crushed shell roads to this 68 X 217 lot located in Indian Summer, a thought-
fully planned, densely vegetated, old Florida style development. This investment property
is the perfect site for a quiet family getaway or vacation rental. Located 2 lots away from
gulf front community pool and a bike ride away from St. Viricent Island 1,229,000


Still Secluded! Gulf View Indian Pass
Beautiful 2nd tier homesite on Painted Pony Rd. just over the bridge on "ThePass".
As close to the water as most 1st tiers! Arch restrictions but NO hassles with an HOA.
Secluded beach, steps away from infamous Raw Bar, one minute drive to boat launch,
camp store, gas and St. Vincent Island. 595,000


Breathtaking Sunsets From This 2 AcreBay View Lot
Huge lot with western facing bay view, surrounded by St. Joe Buffer and aquatic pre- 1930's Palm Boulevard Duplex
serve. Lot abuts Marnie Island Bridge on C-30. Survey/site plan available depicting foot- CUTEST street in Port St. Joe! Quaint duplex situated on 2 city lots, just 2 blocks from
print for home, wetland deliniation & setbacks. Sewer coming soon! Culvert is in now! the bay. Each side has combination LR/DR, kitchen w/outside entry,1 bedroom with sitting
2.02 bayview acres @ 375,000 Wow! room and 1 bath. New heat & air, updated electric. Pine floors under carpet. Left side has
tiled sun porch. Right side has new kitchen, bath, carpet, paint, blinds and fans! Each side
has original garage at end of each driveway for storage. Alley in back. Both sides have ten-
L ;. .. ,1 .. ants, call for appt please! 295,000


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Oak Grove, 2 Blocks From The Bay
85 X 124 corner lot in 2nd block, Oak Grove subdivision, one of Port'St. Joe's oldest
neighborhoods. This lot is one of the larger lots on the market in this area
Invest.in this up and coming bayside transition area. 145,000


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Gulf Coast Realty


KIM HARRISON, REALTOR


Call me! cell:850.227.4960

kim@kimharrison.com


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Gallery at Mexico Beach Features Paintings By Sam Kates


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vember 16, 2005
Burkett, age 40,
Joe, Florida was
n a court ordered
r harassing phone
ettwas transported
If County Jail to
appearance.
vember 16, 2005
r W. Tinker, age
t St. Joe, Florida
ed for grand theft.
s transported to
county Jail without

vember 18, 2005
nee Bell, age 44,
Joe, )Florida was
n active warrant
on of community
Bell had run
from officers
attempting to
escape this
warrant where
as a search
warrant was
olb t a i n e d
for Bell' s
r e: -i'd e n c e .
Uporn' officers
entering this
residence Bell
was located
hiding inside
5 a closet'
attempting'
to elude
sll was arrested
ported to the Gulf
ail. Bell was also
or resisting arrest
ier incident where
>m officers.


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Pristine Properties Acquires Major Vacation Rental Business


As the "Forgotten Coast"
becomes more and more
remembered, our quiet
peninsula has become a hot
spot for seasonal vacationers.
The number of visitors
continues to increase, as
does the competition in
the vacation rental market.
A leading local company
in this market, Pristine
Properties Vacation Rentals,
LLC, owned and managed
by Cathy Cox, recently
concluded discussions with
Anchor Vacation Rentals,
Inc. to acquire all their
business in. Gulf County,
including Indian Pass, Cape
San Blas, St. Joe Beach, as
well as Mexico Beach in Bay
County.
"With the additional
properties we have acquired,
wewill have the largest offering


Cathy Cox
of vacation opportunities to
our visitors," stated Cathy
Cox, "with total homes and
condos available in excess of
320 units. Our visitors, both


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past and future, will have a
wide variety of choices. From
Gulf Front to Canal Front
and all areas in between,
there are beautiful homes,
condos and townhouses that
can be suited to any guest's
vacation budget."
Cathy Cox, General
Manager of Pristine
Properties Vacation Rentals
explains, "I am extremely
excited about the addition of
the quality experienced staff
from Anchor's operations,
who will continue to work
with their former customers
and owners, now under the
Pristine Properties banner.
The premier service our
company is recognized for
offering will be easy to uphold
with the addition of the
large number of high quality
homes and knowledgeable


Cathy Cox, General Manager
as an off-spring of Pristine
Properties Real Estate,
LLC, which is currently
managed by her daughter-
in-law, Alyson Gerlach. A
brand-new office complex is
nearing completion in the
heart of down-town Port St.
Joe to house both vacation
rentals as well as real estate
operations, with additional
offices on Cape San Blas and
in Mexico Beach
Cathy remarked,"
Visitors, to our area like to
come to a place that makes
them feel at home. Our
Pristine Properties staff and
our community provide that
"home-town" feeling. This is
unique experience that our
guests have told us that keep
them coming back to our
area for their vacations."


Jonathan Turns Ten

Jonathan Coupe turned
ten years old November 22
and was recently listed on
the Port St. Joe Elementary
Honor Roll. His Mom, Don
and Jessie Lynn wishes him
a Happy Birthday with love.


Boyd Praises Defense Bill


Requiring

Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
applauded the Senate pas-
sage of the National Defense
Authorization Act for fiscal
year 2006 (S 1042), requiring
more accountability on oper-
ations in Iraq. Among other
things, the legislation will
require the Administration
to submit quarterly reports
to Congress on the progres-
sion of the U.S. military mis-
sion in Iraq and an explana-
tion of an exit strategy for
completion of the mission.
"This legislation will
provide more accountabil-
ity on the war in Iraq by
shining a spotlight on the
road ahead as well as what
has been accomplished,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"Periodic and public updates
on- the Administration's
plans for success in Iraq are
necessary as part of an open
and honest democracy. We
all want our troops to come
home safely and soon, and it
is my hope that this legisla-
tion will give everyone more
of an idea of when that will
be.".
The Senate defense bill
requires the Administration
to submit quarterly, unclas-


Accountability In Iraq


sified reports to Congress
on the progress in Iraq and
criteria for success. These
reports will include details
on the number of Iraqi bat-
talions that must be able
to fight independently before
U.S. troops can withdraw,
allowing Iraqi forces to begin
taking responsibility for
their country's security. The
legislation also calls on the
Administration to tell Iraqis
to make the compromises
necessary for political prog-
ress.


"Our armed services,
military families, taxpayers
and the government have
invested so much in our pro-
motion of democracy, and
we all deserve a sound and
timely plan for ending our
mission and bringing our
troops home," Boyd stat-
ed. "I'm pleased the Senate
passed the defense bill to
include important oversight
measures that are absolute-
ly necessary for appropriate
accountability in Iraq."


Red Hat "Chit Chat"


The Red Hat Society
Beach Belles, headed by
Queen Mum, Beverly Aclin,
ask that members volunteer
to lend a helping hand by
assisting with decorating
their entry for the Port St.
Joe Christmas Parade. To
accomplish this, we will meet
on Friday, December 2 at 1
p.m. CT at 216 Highway 98
in Mexico Beach.
The parade will be held
on Saturday, December 3
at 6 p.m. EST. Members
who wish to take part in the


parade should plan to be at
Cecil G. Costin Boulevard at
5 p.m. EST for the parade
line-up. Approximately ten
members may ride in the
parade, others will walk, so
wear comfortable shoes!
Please try to find time
. during this busy holiday sea-
son to support our club in
this annual event. Hope we
see everyone there. Please
call Mary at 648-2003 after
5:00 p.m. CT with any ques-
tions.


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roaod swimming pool, large tool shed, air conditioned work room, covered boal storage and much mole,
r,, ,,o i...min",' g* ', ',"" '...just minutes from downtown Port St. Je and be'cjes. .

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COMPLETELY REMODELED: Greal I.nle 2br lba
starter home for owur beach inestmenrt in.de is
great and .ilh a .nile landscaping >ou could haoe
a really cutre lihle beach cottage Seller nilI pui in
ne. heal pump beloie clo.e of !ale YOU NEED
TO SEE INSIDE. (9130 STARFISH, BEACON HILL.
5269,000)










AWARD WINNING MAKEOVER: The Coalail De.
:.gn G-oup has lu.r i.n.-hed Ih, second project n
tmeico Bea.:h The-i i.r.I mal.o.e.' ..a lealured ,n
Coanral L...r,g t.aoga:-ne Complelel, *emodeleld
-.,Ih hard .cod Ic-c- cuCu om c ,i .re, i c-rc-jlar o rne
fireplace gqaort.e cour.le.topi ,u. to name a te- leao
,urc" Coa ,*i to or. m.'ndiote h..,'.p.3 (REDUCED
S369,900 418 Arizona Drive.)




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GREAT HOME: Cu.rom bu,lr home .,-h pool o.'
quier .'reet c:orio..r.nq all 1 acre lor: N.ce ne.iqh.
boyhood ,vh lo el, home: Eao: ..alk.ng d:1ornce 1l
ihe be-ach (5479,900 227 Bailey Lane)










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er .. ih..; .:.r.e oa k- d de.elopmer. Pare .i p
oor Abo ...l, r,.g ..r.-. of the C iFrom
5535,000 116S5. 38th St)


GREAT POSSIBILITIES: Home6 .- l.ocaed c.,-. he bac
:orner .:, t Ith. proper oand .:Culd be .r.co.'pc'.aed
i.'iIo a lrge. SF horre and - ed oa a molher..rn.la :
uanroar Or ; ..rplr. ..:e ..'.rI.1 ,oj reread, r bu.Id
Shop :L.p and lumirrp trm publ beo.h o.:ce:
dacenl k,i ):. solo t- ,oale (S345,000 121 N 15th
St.)


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BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED Doubleode mobile
home n EACELLENT condition ,,lh compilelely
remodeled linchen ne h lile floor, cabinets, elic
Home come sh rAo lots and is less Ihan 500 leel
ao the Gulf of Mexico This is a great de'elopmenl
opponunrtr wnih 'he poSsiblity of building Gulf .lew
hoiei A .-nu.: tee this property has ,.: 111 (200
Fifth St. Mexico Beach. 5595,000)


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REARELEVATION
119 N 15 2200 sq ft home. This $295,000
offering is 570,000 less than the list price and is
offered to anyone able to close quickly.


AFFORDABLE BEACH RETREAT: Ver1 .eli.mo.n.
rained TBP 1 .IB mobl-1", hc,-e IurnI'.hedl -Ih
iunroom all:hld .:1o. e c- d-d.cord teach
orn.e. nmo:1, I...rn,.hed .-iJ : aea' :hape
Laqge orl h,:p ad ::,d r.qE .h ,d o,r.d dcl 'oble
I,. 0 '. Ir,' .,,0.-0 -11 tk,, land:COa -'. P.-:ed
.i :1ill (704 Georgia Ave. Mexico Beach.
REDUCED 5275,000)


sallysmexicobeach.com



(850) 899-4175





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REDUCED Palmetto Trace Subdivi-
sion 2 adjacent lots on SI Joe Beach in
a new subdivision $199,900 each and one at
$185,000.
932 South Long Street 3/4 acre lot south of
Overstreel bridge REDUCED $84,900.
Jarrott Daniels Road Two adjacent ': acre
lots ready for building. REDUCED 559,900
each
South Long Estates several lots available
ranging from '. 3/4 acres Covenants & Re-
strictions. Located on Highway 386 south of the
Overstreet bridge. 20 to choose from. 569,900
- 584,900.
This lot is on the end of Magellan away from the
noise of the road Septic tank already in place.
partially fenced and ready to buildl 5199,900
The Highlands: 2 Lots that have been cleared
and are ready to bull upon. Restricted subdi-i-
son with covenants and restrictions. Street light-
ing and landscaping soon to be complete along
with pool and poolhouse. 5250,000
A very large lol with a septic tank already in
place, along with elec pole. paid water meter
and irrigation well.There are some absolutely
gorgeous trees on this lot Less than 3
blocks to the beach, this is the per-
fect homesite & bargain-priced
to boot! 210,000




Sally Childs, Realtor
(850) 899-4175


Bill Fauth, Realtor
(850) 866-0045


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,7758 Highway 98 Unobstructed Gulf
view lot in SI. Joe Beach. $609,900.
STORAGE UNITS ON 2 GULFVIEW LOTS 48
storage units with additional fenced area for
boat/RV storage on 2 75 x 150 lots only one
block to the beach. Great investment with all
kinds of possibilities 211 DeSoto St. St. Joe
Beach. $575,000
119 N. 15th St Fantastic lot with possible Gulf
view. Public beach access less than one block
away. Great price and location. Close to the
new exclusive Ocean Plantation subdivision
Adjacent house is also for sale.
407 New Mexico Drive large 100X158 lot in
Mexico Beach. $239,900.
Casuna Subdivion: New subdivision on blocks
away from the beautiful beaches. We now
have the least expensive lot in Casuna at
$208,000 plus other lots.
234 Nan Nook Lot in a quiet subdivision VERY
close to the beach. Completely fenced with air
conditioned 2 car garage. 5225,000
Tulip Avenue 2 lots available in Beacon Hill.
1 lot with water & septic 5140,000. The other
lot $120,000.
Ganley Road (Honeyville) 5 acre
residential parcel-great for develop-
ment $125,000






|aIiJ | MEXICO BEACH, Inc.

3016 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, Florida

850-648-5777


Alyson Gerlach
and experienced staff."
Pristine Properties
Vacation Rentals is a locally,
owned and family operated
business. The company was
started in April of 2003 by


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r The Potter's House
'- WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street* Post Office Box 631 *Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE
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FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument 'Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
SundaySchool 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worhip: 7:00 p.m.
S All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
Jeffwniy
MinirofMsicYouth
Deborah Loyles
Director ofChildrenMinisries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

igl)la b view fapttt C ua
.L& 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
.liic i sibr,,k Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
Pas cr Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
15m


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( :: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. c
Adult School
11:00 a.m. 0 /
*Sunday School
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Suda WorshipSemines:8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunid aool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach Ullted Milhodislt airch
KuISEIT PROVIDID
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-882Q9,

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. Aplaco a
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family fe urch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka ,,,
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study: 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT


-- You're amongg friends at
SOak Grove .Asemblv ofGod'
David ,f Jernandez. 'Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: .50-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. Joe. LF
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesda.
Sunday School 9:45am MidWeek ieal 5:00pm
.Mornlng-Worshlip 10.45am ,d Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on theMe 10:45am .ntstrv In Acton 6:15pm
Cross Training south 6:15pm
Men's Ministryv* Monday 6:30pm
Ladles Mintstr y- Tuesday- 7.00pm
Dynamicaltalse ,o'Worship -'teaching the 'PreWord ,,,


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
\ Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
ra "WE WANT TO MAKE A
'DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a... Siday
Worship: 9:30 a...Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenure
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A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDA. GneralAssembl 9:45 a. # Bible Study all agus lO
Morning Worship 11a. Evening Woashp 6p.mn
WEDNESDAY- Choir Pactice 6p.m
aYr eMeeting & Yth Group 7p.m.
'0 tate and see that the Lord is goo blead is the man that trutethb in Him.'
Pleae accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!,
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


irst Baptist Church
WISPS. 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ........................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ...... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM 7:49 am ET
_ "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" ,,,I


The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

,W2 ort_ "A Reformed Voice
0 111 in the Community"
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ..... ............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ..........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School .,
TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HI KNOWN
+X ST. JAMES

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


Long Avenue Baptist Church-

Where Faith, Family d
Friendship are found

God's Power...The Bible says, "The Lord is slow to anger 6' great in power." His
power is often on display for our good. Moses said, The eternal God is your refuge, &
underneath are the everlasting arms."
God is always faithful to His Word. Whatever situation or circumstance you find
yourself in right now, let God's power transform you in the midst of it. Power is one
of His primary attributes let Him work in your life as never before.
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: 10:30am Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm


Chapel

Dinner will not be served
on Nov. 23. Beach Baptist
Chapel dinner menu for
Wednesday Nov. 30 includes
baked mac and cheese w/
ground beef, and string
beans. Desserts and tea are
served with all dinners.
The Beach Baptist Chapel
dinner menu for Wednesday
Dec. 7 will include spaghetti
w/meat sauce, tossed salad.
Dinners will be served
between 4 and 6 p.m. ET and
may be eaten in or taken out.
Orders can be placed by call-
ing the church office a 647-
3950. The church is located
at 311 Columbus Street. In
St Joe Beach A donation of
$5 per plate is appreciated
all are invited to attend.


Amy E.


Healy
Amy E. Healy, dearly
beloved wife and mother went
to be with our Lord on Nov.
20 after a long disabling ill-
ness. Miss Amy was born at
Elizabeth City, NC. She mar-
ried husband Frank in 1958
at Miami Beach. Except for
a short stint as the "host-
ess with the mostess" at a
local restaurant Amy was a
stay-at-home mom. She trav-
eled extensively throughout
the states with husband and
family prior to settling at St.
Joe Beach where the family


Currently for adop-
tion at the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society are: Candy
a Chihuahua mix female
(pictured); Boomerang,
a beautiful male Beagle;
Baby a Spayed nice female


Dachshund Mix; Dixie a
White bulldog pup, already
spayed; Margo a young.black
Lab female; Annie a Small
female Beagle Amos & Amos
6 months old kitties Always
kittens! Come see.


Does Your Life Please God?
If you decide to honor Take the word lust,
God, just take Him at His which all of us do.
Word. At least I'll admit 'it, I
When you have read, lis- don't know about you.
ten close, then do what you We're just human God
have heard,. knows we're weak,
If you read His Word To keep us in check the
each day, there will be a Holy Spirit has to speak.
message there. The Spirit speaks to our
When you've read, talk heart to show us the way. .
share. Him, Then go out and Without it, many would
We are told to love one not last a full day.
another, and prav for each If you're not fully sold


other too.
We might fool man with
some of this, but God knows
what we do.


has resided since 1990. She
will be sorely missed, but her
family is happy that she is
finally free of pain and anxi-


"Our Church can be your home"
fFirst Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School ...... ........... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .. 7 p.m.


to God,
You'll never please Him
in this land we trod.
Billy Johnson


ety. She leaves behind her
loving husband Frank of 47
years; two sons, Christopher
Dallas and wife Laura Ruth
of San Antonio, Texas; a
daughter, Kathy Jean and
husband Ray Butler of St.
Joe Beach; two grandchil-
dren, Maxwell Franklyn
Healy and Amy Rachelyn
Butler and her toy poodle
Buffy. She was a member
of First Methodist Church
at Mexico Beach where ser-
vices will be held on Dec. 1
at 10 A.M. CST followed by
a. short service at Holly Hill
Cemetery at Port St. Joe. I'm
Lieu of flowers Amy request-
ed that donations be made to
the Red Cross for hurricane
Katrina recovery efforts.


Experience Real Spirit Led Worship!

Mexico Beach Christian

Worship Center
Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
,phone (daylight hours only) 648-5773


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Thanksgiving Dinner at, First United

Methodist Church of Mexico Beach
The congregation of First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach, at 111 A N 22nd
Street, cordially invites friends and visitors to attend our community-wide Thanksgiving
Dinner. Turkey and all the trimmings will be ready at 12:00 Noon CST on Thanksgiving Day.
Come share with us on this day of Thanksgiving to our Lord for all the blessings we have
been given.

Abe Springs

Baptist Church '|

Grocery Giveaway
The Bread of Life Food
Ministries at Abe Springs ji I
Baptist Church will give gro-
ceries away from 8-10 a.m.
CT on Saturday, Nov. 26. ii ::"
If you would like someone .'-
to pick your groceries up '.-;
for you, you have to send a .
signed note with them. The
church is located at 13913 1
SW CR 275. For more infor-
mation call 674-5880 or 674- .,
4376.


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New 511 Real-Time Travel Information Service Now Covers Entire State of Florida


For the first time, ,motor-
ists everywhere in the state
can get real-time traffic infor-
mation on the interstates
and Florida's Turnpike by
calling one simple number,
511. The Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT)
District 5 unveiling the first
statewide 511 travel informa-
tion service that will provide
construction updates, lane
closures, traffic incidents,
severe weather reports and
Amber alerts for child abduc-
tions. This is a free service
though cell phone minutes
may apply. Also, for the first
time, Florida drivers will
be able to plan their travel
based on current congestion
reports and current condi-
tions available at the new
statewide web site, www.


FL511.com.
The nation's top high-
way official, Acting Federal
Highway Administrator, J.
Richard Capka will attend
the 511 launch event today,
Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at
Orlando's Regional Traffic
Management Center, 133
Semoran. Boulevard, Orlando
Fl. Capka is expected to
discuss the importance of
utilizing real-time trans-
portation management sys-
tems to conserve energy
and promote economic vital-
ity. Florida Department of
Transportation Secretary
Denver JU. Stutler, Jr. will
speak about the importance
of 511 to travelers statewide.
A statewide PSA campaign
promoting the free service
and featuring Governor Jeb


Nelson Vows To


Bush is being unveiled, now tha
FDOT District 5 Secretary more ei
Gilhooley is demonstrating before.'
all the new travel informa- The
tion features available to calling
drivers at the 10 a.m. event traveling
and says, "The expanded 511 or com
system and other Florida eral cc
components .deliver more access
consumer-based real-time all Flo
information for traffic man- ways an
agement than anywhere else The
in the country. By calling constri
51.1, drivers can get infor- closure
matipn on all.of the, major er aler
corridors so I that they can transfer
choose .the path that best system
fits their needs. I know it Southe
lessens my stress when I use Bay 5
511 right now and hopefully detailed
it will lessen the stress of region,
other Florida drivers as they Tra
are able to plan ahead and followii
make better travel decisions, through]


Continue


To Give Seniors More Time


Late yesterday, an
amendment sponsored by
U.S. Sen Bill Nelson that
would have /expanded the
time given ,to seniors to
enroll in the new Medicare
prescription drug plan won
the $ipport of a majority of
senators but fell short of the
60 votes needed to overcome
a parliamentary hurdle.
"It's really encouraging to
watch this important piece of
legislation get a majority and
have such bipartisan sup-
port," Nelson said Thursday
night. "I'm going to press for
another vote on the issue
after we return in January"


This past Tuesday,
Medicare's 40 million seniors
began enrolling in the new
drug plans amid widespread
reports of confusion. With
just six months to enroll
before facing stiff financial
penalties, seniors across the
country are justifiably con--
cerned.
Sen. Nelson's a.mend-r
ment would have given
seniors seven and a half
additional months to enroll
in the program by extend-
ing the. deadline from May
15, 2006:to the end of 2006.
The amendment would also
allow seniors. to avoid late


fees during:2Q006 and .would
give seniors, the. option pf.
correcting initial ,mistakes in'
enrollment during the first
year of implementation.
Nelson said the legisla-
tion is necessary because the
new drug plan is confusing
'to many seniors and con-
tains stiff financial penalties
for late enrollment Under
the current law\, seniors who
don't sign up by May will pay
substantially higher premi-
ums if they later decide to
join the program.
Nelson also noted that
the enrollment process is
especially difficult for the


at they have aqqess to
information than ever

e.. new, statewide 511:
system offer those
ng through .Florida
muting across sev-
qunties the ability to
traffic inlorrrmation for
rida interstate high-
nd Florida's Turnpike.
system emphasizes
action updates,, lane
es and severe weath-
ts. Callers can easily
r from the statewide
into Central Florida,
ast Florida or Tampa
11 systems fro ,more
d information in each
ivel inrformati on lor the
ng highways Jis now
h: the new statewd'de

?h


Figl


thousands of senior
placed by this year's
ricanes.- Without pern
addresses and adi
resources, these senim
find it difficult to rece
information .needed to
an informed decision.
Nelson's amendm
the tax -reconciliatio
failed with a 51-47
Nelson said he will co
to push this legislation
as an amendment to
bills and his as a
alone piece of legislatii
Medicare Informed
Act.


511 system: 1-4, 1-10, 1-75,
Sy195--I-275, 1-375, 1-395, I-
595 :and Florida's Turnpike.
DIrivers have a choice of
hearing information through
'a voicerecognition or touch-
tone-activated menu.
The new Web site, www.
FL.51 crco. is also available
to'drivers lor the first time.
The site delivers all of the
information available on the
statewide 511 phone sys-
tem including lane closures,
construction updates. severe
weather-alerts and evacuation
information From the state-
wi.de drivers site, drivers can
..link to the Central Florida,
Tampa Bay or Southeast
Florid '511 regional systems
which feature many addi-
tional services including traf-
fic cameras travel times and
alternratte routes.


S The new,, free statewide
iFlorida project, a nation-
S' l model' deployment of
I' telifgent Transportation
SSystems (ITS). In March
2003. F[DOT ai. select-
ed by, the Federal Highway,
s dis- Administration. IFHWA) to
s' hur- ieceive a $ 1t million grant to
nanent implement iFlo'ida, includ-
equaite, ing expansion of the exist-
)rs will ing 511 system in Central
ive the Florida and implementation
make of the system statewide.
FDOT is contributing more
ieht to' than $8 million in match-
in bill ing state, local and private
vote. sector funds. The iFlorida
ntinue -roject is designed to man-
n, both age the transportation net-
pther
stand-
on, the'
Choice ..4


work to make it more secure,
reliable and efficient while
delivering real-time informa-
tion so travelers can decide
for themselves how to make
the beat use of the transpor-
tation system. "We've made a
major commitment to intelli-
gent Transportation Systems
(ITS) in Florida to improve
our transportation network,"
said Governor Bush. "This
advanced use of technology
will produce real-time results
in moving people and goods
quicker, safer and more effi-
ciently across our state."
The name iFlorida was
chosen because it represents
the four "I's" of informa-
tion, integration, intelligence
and innovation. The FHWA
will use a two year evalu-
ation period to establish
best practices in Intelligent
Transportation System
deployment and will cre-
ate a model for other states
and jurisdictions across the
country to be integrated into
the system.
Florida stands out as a
national leader of 511 usage
for .traffic information. As of
September 2005, approxi-
mately 11.2 million calls
have been made to the three
regional systems (Central
Florida, Southeast Florida
and Tampa Bay) since they
came on-line. This call vol-
ume equates to approximate-
ly 28 percent of he national
total of more than 40.1 mil-
lion calls.


Bronson Reminds Consumers To Check


Out Charities Prior To


Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging consumers
to take 'the time to investi-
gate charitable organizations
before making any donations
between Thanksgiving and
New Year's Day.
"There are more than
10,900 charities and profes-
sional solicitors registered
with the Departrient 'ahd
it's important that consum-
ers find out all they can
about an organization before:
making any contributions,"
Bronson said. "They can find
out not only whether a char-
ity is properly registered, but
also how it spends the dona-
tions."
Florida law requires most
charities to register with the
Department and provide
financial information about
income and expenditures,
including how much is used
for fundraising and adminis-
trative costs, and how much
actually goes to program ser-



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"People can take steps
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properly registered but
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they think s charity is using
donations in a prudent man-
ner." Bronson also provided
the following tips to consider
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wounding name. Find you'll need to claim your con,.;
at it actually does. tribution as a tax deduction.
wary of emotional -Ask the organization to
and organizations send you a written informa-
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ending the funds they -If : a n organization is
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hat offer to send a or visiting the Division...of
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518 West Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL
850-653-3474

Open 7 Days a Week

THURSDAY NIGHTS
Peel & Eat Shrimp (hot or chilled)
$10.95

SATURDAY NIGHTS
Snow Crab All You Can Eat
$15.95

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS
Short On Time?
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4th Grade '" '
Front Row L-R Justin DeGraff, Heather Brant, 2nd grade, Brooks Kennington, Kindergarten,
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Operation Christmas
Child was a great success.
After our students held the
special prayer assembly, our
coordinator Heather Smith
delivered over 190 filled shoe
boxes to Lynn Haven (our
local collection site).
These shoe boxes will be
sent by freight to the national
distribution center in North
Carolina. From there, they
will be added to the almost 8
million to be shipped around
the world. Thanks for all
;of those who contributed
boxes, items, and money to
such a worthy cause. Thank
you, Faith Christian friends
a4d family, for making this
endeavor possible.
Allow just a moment
for a quick reminder about
TIanksgiving, its origin,
4nd meaning today. This
holiday began when the
Pilgrims invited their Indian
neighbors to dinner to thank
God for his provisions. But
there really is much more to
'the story.
The Atlantic crossing in
the fall of 1620 had been an
extremely difficult journey for
the Pilgrims. After sixty-six
days at sea, land was sighted
:off what is now Cape Cod,
Massachusetts. Though not
where the Pilgrims wanted
to be (they had intended to
establish their new colony
in the northern parts of


Virginia), God was in charge
and the Pilgrims were right
where He wanted them to
be.
The Pilgrims barely
survived their first winter on
the Cape. Only four families
escaped without burying at
least one family member. But
God was still faithful. In the
spring of 1621, He provided
the Pilgrims an Indian named
Squanto. He was a native
American who was captured
as a young man, taken to
England as a slave, learned
to speak English, and was
freed to return to America
before the Pilgrims arrived.
He offered to teach them how
to survive in this strange
new land. Probably the most
important thing Squanto
taught the Pilgrims was how
to plant the Indians' winter
staple crop-corn.
During the summer of
1621, when it appeared the
year's corn harvest would
not survive a severe drought,
the Pilgrims called for a day
of fasting and prayer. By
the end of the day, it was
raining. The rain saved the
corn, which miraculously
sprang back to life.
It was that same
miraculous corn harvest that
provided the grain for the
Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving
meal with their North
American friends and


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229-1110

899-6472


helpers. The evidence of
history shows that on that
first Thanksgiving Day the
thanks of both Pilgrims and
Indians went to God for His
g reat goodness toward them
all.
Thanksgiving as a
holiday in America has its
origins almost 170 years
later, after the Revolutionary
War. -In 1789, Congress
approved the Bill of Rights,
the first. 10 Amendments to
the Constitution. Congress
then "recommended a day
of public thanksgiving and
prayer" to thank God for
blessing America. President
Washington declared
November 26, 1789, as the
first national day of prayer
and thanksgiving to the
Lord.
Another 75 years later,
after the Civil War ended,
President Abraham Linicoln
established the last Thursday
in November as a day to
acknowledge "the gracious
gifts of the Most High God"
bestowed upon America.
Every president did the same
until 1941 when Congress
officially made Thanksgiving
a national holiday.
This Thanksgiving, make
sure that your children learn
of its true origin. Let us
all join with generations of
Americans before us in giving
thanks to God for blessing
our country.
(The latter portion of this
article has been adapted
from 'the Christian Law
Association website. For
more information, and for a
more complete explanation of
the origin of Thanksgiving,
visit www.christianlaw.org/
pilgrims. html).


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Port St.Joe Office

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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-227-9000
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Agent
Mobile:
850-227-5251






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DEVELOPER'S DREAM
2.1 +- acre parcel on pristine
St. Joseph Bay. Preliminary
work done for 3 homesites
& reservation for sewer con-
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desirable Indian Pass recrqtly with numeroa
renovated and only a short ,, including sw
walk to boat ramp and Gulf of 'tennis courts,
Mexico PRICED TO SELL @ & much morel
$575,000 $649,900



100' on intercoastal in Overstreet
5329,000
Hwy C30 large LAGOON FRONT lot
5369,000
Bayfront lot on Cape San Bias $989,000
GULF FRONT on Cape San Bias
$899,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425,000


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Barrier Dunes
us amenities
'imming pool,
fishing ponds,
X Flood zone


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Mexico Beach
Indian Pass in


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Park Point Int
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built home in Howard'sf
Creek situated on 2 lots com-
plete with hardwood floor-
ing, enormous boat storage,
screened porch, workshop &
more' 5199,900
Rachel Browning,
Agent
Mobile:
850-227-4056









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PROFESSIONALLY DECO-
RATED Barrier Dunes GULF'
FRONT unit with sugar white
beaches and numerous ame-
nities including pool, tennis
courts, & morel 5639,900


Kaye & Mark Haddock,
Agents

850-340-0685









lar while sandy beaches, this
IF YOU ARE LOOKING for
gorgeous views and spectacu-!
lar while sandy beaches, this
GULF FRONT lot on Cape Sans
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &(
great vegetation make this ao
great location for your coastal[
dream home It won't last
long @ $899,000

Lynda Boyett "
Agent
After Hours
850-227-1853


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GULFVIEW home featuring gran-
ite countertops stainless appli-
ances, BAMBOO flooring, I blockt
to beach access & views of Mon-(I
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rental, & morel $547,000




corner lot $425,00
interior lot $450,000 ,
10 lot $299,900
erior lot $375,000
ape San Bias $749,000


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 24, 2005


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Middle

School News .

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Keep, On Trucking!! Wewa Elementary School


Learning about different which
career choices is interesting, I
especially when you have a 72 the s
foot teaching aid to view. Mr. insist
Brown's. class was treated to, stay
a visit ..by the parentso0fone best.
of his. -students, Mr. Reula echoe
Newland, who brought, his., ,Th
Allied Van Lines moving,vtan. te
to the school to explain his ae
job to the students. It was a and d
toss up between the orit-board G Tine
computer, the two beds. ... T.
refrigerator, microwave, TV grade
VCR/pVD, or the air horn on Mr. B
News Ftom .tIe Halls of


Wewahitchoka

High School


h was the neatest.
n his ,discussion with
students, Mr. Newland
ed that the students
in school and do their
His assistant, Jason,
;d',4'theh'ame remarks.
'students' ''were also
;d to homemade cookies
rinks furnished by Mrs.
r Newland.
heNewlands have a 4th
son named Brandon in
rown's class..


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Greetings from n.the contact a SGA member. SGA
Swamp. Footb.t11 'season is mernbers are aJso working
over and the Gators finished' .hird to improve our school.'
with a great record of' "- Theyarecurrentlyworkingeon
3. Our wrestlitig team has cleaning out the basketball'
started, practicing for their ticket selling booth near the
first 'meet which will be gym.
against Bozemarn (Away) on Our Drama club is busy
Dec. I at 6:00. The wrestling working on small skits and
teamwill be selling wrestling planniIng' a murder mystery
items 'starting in Decemrber night for our middle school.
Contat Coach .John son or 'We are hoping to put on a full"
a member of the wrestling "'length play later this year ..
team -1t order -,our T-shirrtP'p The Wewahitchka
shorts" hats or bearniie's' G'ator Booster Club,, Inc.. has..
$how'tiup ~id sIpp6rt' yor-0'- sch:larsi.hp opportunities
wrestling Gators!! : available to. students.
The Girls Basketball ', who participatee' in 'any
team will stdrt the season'bff FHSAA Sports. Qualifying
at hofie agairnit .Rutherfbid sports include cheerleaditig,'
on NoV 22V_ The Gator Boy: football, 'softball, cross
'Basketball team n wilr ahlsO'o'cduntry, volleyball, baseball,
open the season here at home track, basketball, wrestling,
playing against- Bozeman ,on: -golf .*-and weightlifting. To
Dec. 1. Their second game qualify students must start
will follow on Dec. 2nd at 'and finish at least two'sports '
:Sneads. in 10th-12th grade and letter
The cornpetition in these sports. -Students
cheerleading team .,-ill be must also maintain a 3.0
competing on Januari- 2Sin GPA 10th-12th and have the
Daytdioa Beach. NMembers ol athletic director and head
the team will be announced coach sign saying the person
later." is eligible. The scholarship
Ouir SGA members, are,, amounts are -Male .athlete
working hard to pull together w highest GPA $250
a calendar contest.,. ;;m- Fpalem athlete with highest
Any students interested GPA-$250 All 'other qualified
in participating in the contest applicants -' $20 For more
need to see Ms. Lav-tor, or information see Mrs Peak
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I It's time to announce our
reward event for the month
of November. Remember
those students with no disci-
pline referrals for the month
of November will participate.
OK, here goes., Oh, I for-
got, it's TOP SECRET. But
stay tuied for hints. Hint
#1. ."There will be a lot of serv-
ing going on". Hint #2.."You
are going to dig this surprise".
Hint #3 Salty and Sweet, Light
on Your Feet!
Beginning Wednesday,
Nov. ember 9th, the SGA will


be sponsoring a food drive for
Thanksgiving for those less
fortunate. Each AA is asked
to bring canned food items or
dry food items such as rice.
This drive will last two weeks,
ending Wednesday, November
23. The AA that collects the
most items will be treated with
a pizza party. Each AA's SGA
room representative will pick
up a tally sheet Friday during
clubs. The SGA appreciates
your support and generosity
for this. outreach.
FSU UF Bash!


Correctional Officer Training

In Franklin County


Gulf Coast Community
College in conjunction with
the Franklin County School
District and support from
Rep. Will Kendrick's office in
Franklin County, is currently
recruiting students for a
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards (COBS) class in
Carrabelle, Florida.
GCCCrepresentatives will
be at the Franklin County
Carrabelle Library each
Tuesday morning from 9 a.m.
to 12 noon and Thursday
afternoon from 12 noon to 4
p.m. At that time prospective
students may take the required
entrance exam (CJ-BAT). The
cost is $45. Practice materials
for this test are available from
the Carrabelle Library.
Academy applications
and information on financial
aid will also be offered.
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Boardwillprovide scholarships
for books, tuition, supplies
and reimburse students forl
pre-qualifying services fo;r
,those who pass the drug
screen and background
check. Training allowances
at $50 per day will be paid to
those eligible for WIA services.
To find out if you are eligible,
please contact Arifa at (850)
227-9670, ext. 5504.
To be eligible for this
course, and certification for
correctional officer, students
must be 19 years of age
and a citizen of the United
States. They must have
no Felorn, : criminall record.


or misdemeanor record of
domestic violence or perjury
(as verified by a fingerprint
check). In addition a high
school diploma or GED is
required, as well as passing
the CJ-BAT test. -
The COBS course
is required to become a
certified correctional officer
in the state of Florida. The
course is primarily planned
for individuals seeking
employment at Franklin
Correctional Institution, but
the training is valid anywhere
in the state of.Florida, be that
State of Florida institutions or
county jails .
The COBS course
consists of eleven classes, ten
of which have a final exam
and a review class, which
prepares students to take
the State Officer Certification
Examination administered
by the State of Florida,
after course completion.
Topics covered in the course
include law, interpersonal
skills, communications
and correctional facility
operations, as well as
emergency preparedness,
firearms training, defensive
tactics training and first aid.
The course begins December
5 at Carrabelle High School
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Graduation will take place in
April 2006.
For additional questions,
call Arifa Garman at (850)
227-9670, ext. 5504 (EST).


Who :ill '.in the big game
November 26? Cast your vote
arid sow your school spirit
for your favorite team. Ballot
boxes are in the front office
and certain "spirited" class-
rooms. The fans who have
the most spirit will show their
colors on Tuesday, November
22.
1 penny = 1 vote
Our annual Turkey Trot
will be held at Shark Field
on Wednesday, November
23. 6th grade events begin
at 9:15, 7th grade events at
9:45 and 8th grade events
at 10:15. School will be
dismissed early' (11:50) on
Wednesday, November 23
due to Thanksgiving Holidays
on the 24 and 25.
All moms are invited to
attend "Breakfast with MOMS"
on Tuesday, November 29
at 7:30 am. And dads are
invited to attend "Breakfast
with DADS" on Wednesday,
November 30 at 7:30 am.
Please DO NOT park in the
bus drop off circle drive.
College tuition in Florida
is expected to triple by the
time today's newborn goes to
college. Don't wait! Start sav-
ing now. The Florida Prepaid
College Plan and the Florida
College Investment Plan
make saving for college easi-
er and more affordable than
ever. Sign up online today at
www.florida529plans.com or
call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723)
to request an Enrollment Kit
and application.
The school lunch menu
for each month and school
calendar are located on the
Port St. Joe Middle School

web site. Go to www.gulf.kl2.
fl.us click on PSJMS (on the
right hand side) and check
out the menu and important
dates.
Here is your link htt: I/


search.epnet.com/ to an
online library of full text arti-
cles and other materials to
be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and teach-
ers. This resource is avail-
able 24/7 from any computer
with internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle School
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need
help with homework or find-
ing information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00
am to 5:00 pm. Go to www.
askalibrarian.org and chat
live with a librarian from one
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Center Building
#1 (located behind the PSJHS
gym). Parents may also use
the Opportunity Center to go
online and view your child's
grades. For more information
call Gloria Gant at 229-9359.
Check out these free
websites for math practice
for the reluctant,' disen-
chanted, or struggling math
student. It is appropriate
for all ages, even pre-school,
up through algebra. http:;1
www.coolmath4kids.com and
http://coolmath.com/alge-
bra
We still have many stu-
dents that need to come by
the front office to pick up
your Gold Card. Use your
Gold Card for free admission
to all athletic events in Gulf
County.


Gallery of Art


Patricia Phillips' original
jewelry created in 14 k gold
and sterling silver will be
shown in a two day exhibit
Friday and, Saturday, Nov. 25
and 26, at the gallery of Art,
36 West Beach Dr., downtown
Panama City, with the artist
present to explain the delicate
and intricate creation of each
piece.
Phillips, a faculty member
at Gulf Coast Community
College, has taught art history
and metal-smithing on the
college level for sixteen years.
Originally working on large
wood sculptures she has
been challenged to use the


fine threads of gold and silver
metal to achieve design and
beauty occasionally adding
gem stones to achieve color
and balance.
The two day exhibit by
the artist closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday. Also on exhibit are
carved wood sculptures by
Jerry Hamrick of wild life and
abstract paintings in acrylic
and mixed. media by painter-
photographer Jim Davis.
Gallery hours are Monday
through Saturday 1-5 p.m.
and by appointment. For
information call 850-785-
7110 or 763-2420.


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to schedule an appointment.

Stunning Water Front Home.
This home has much to offer, views from
most rooms and spacious living areas. Wood
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---_ ------------( i ving room. Sit on the porch and watch the
sunset over gorgeous waters. Beautiful land-
Scape. Over 4000 sqft of living space makes
,., '. this house the best value in our market today.
Asking $929,000 Please call and ask for
furniture alliance for buyer.

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Water shed is a Private preserve on the wa-
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S' pristine wilderness along some of Florida's
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Eli Duarte, Realtor

www.eliduarte.com

Cell: 850-227-5152 B walk Realty
Boardwalk Realty
Toll Free: 877-512-9366, ..,
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Doh Secretary Announces Selection Of A New Chief Of The Bureau Of Health Care Practitioner Regulation


Florida Department of
Health (DOH) Secretary M.
RonyFrangois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D., has announced the
selection of Cassandra G.
Pasley, B.S.N., Esquire, as
chief of the Bureau of Health
Care Practitioner Regulation


of DOH's Division of Medical
Quality Assurance (MQA).
She will manage a bureau
of 150 employees, including
eight executive directors who
serve- as administrators for
all of the state's health care
boards and councils.


The Learning Center's Four Year Old

Class Presents "How to Cook a Turkey"


Wash the turkey.
Cut him with a knife.
Throw him in the oven
and cook him.
by: Jarrett Browning

Wash him in water.
Put him on the counter.
Salt and pepper him.
Pluck his feathers.
And then eat him.
by: Adison Burkett

Buy him at the store.
Wash him.
Stuff him.
Cook him about five min-
utes. 1"
by: Abby Deihart

Pick hiniout at the farm.
Put him in the oven to
cook.
After five minutes, in the
oven, eat him.


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"I am confident that her legal
expertise and her experience
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Pasley's professional
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senior' attorney for DOH and
four years as an arbitrator
with the Florida Department
of Business & Professional
Regulation. Pasley has held
registered nurse licenses in
Florida and Maryland. She
has also served in the United
States Army.
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will manage the bureau's
strategic plan, draft legis-


lation and compose policy
analyses. She will also be
responsible for giving presen-
tations to members of the leg-
islature, senior management,
and local, state and national
professional associations.
Pasley earned her
Bachelor's of .Science in
Nursing from the University
of Maryland in 1993. She
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University. In 1989, Pasley
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care consumers by establish-
ing and enforcing health care


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health care practitioners and
facilities, and disseminating
health care information to the
public. The Bureau is com-
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eight offices under the super-
vision of a board directors.
Each board office licenses
designated health care pro-
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and members are appointed
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conduct board meetings,
administer policy and deter-
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100 Behavioral/
SocialSciences
1st 101 Tiara Smith
Eyewitness
2nd 103 Caitlin Rich
Short-term memory
3rd 104 /Brittney Porter
Did you see what I saw
200 Biochemistry
1st 203 Brittany Hypes
Vitamin C Content
2nd- 202 Samantha
Nicodemus Will common
products preserve cut apples
3rd 203 Chellsey 0-
Neill All chewed up
300 Botany
1st -323 Chelsey Walker
What Aerosol is most harmful
to plants
2nd -311 Connor Clark
The affect of seed size on ger-
mination
3rd 319 Avery Little
Will plants grow toward light
400 Chemistry
1st-443 Michelle Hiscock
Viscosity
2nd 402 Jared Arnold
The effects of seaspray on
metals
3rd 420Kayla Caldwell
Can a piece of fruit power a
digital clock
700- Engineering
1st Daniel May What is
the best packaging for eggs
"2nd Shelby Porter Keep
em rolling
800-Environmental


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802 Melanie Raffield -
Do Multifiltered Lights affect
acidity levels
803 Grant Rish -
Improving Water Quality
Through
3rd 801 Levi
Strickldand Filtration
1100- Medicine &
Health
2nd 1106 Mallone Jones
Catch it if you can
3rd 1108 Charlotte
Mumran Anatacids
1200 Microbiology
1st 1201 Jenny Miles-
/which foods will mold grow
on best
2nd 1205 Megan
Gannon Want Fresh Bread
3rd 1206 Natallie Tatha-
Nahandji What is the result
of bread dough with and with-
out yeast
1300 Physics
1st 1331- Rebecca Furr
Solar vs. Solar
2nd tie
1314 Grant MaJvestuto
After Image: How long does
it take
1332 Cody Clark Would
length of a PVC pipe flute
affect its pitch
1333 Ashleigh Lewis
Keeping an Astronaut safe in
different temperatures
3rd 1338 Megan Gentry
Leyden Jar
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The Life of a Butterfly
2nd 1401 Jeremy Harcus
Fruit and Flies
3rd 1403 Zack Hunter
Dirty Ants,
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1st Place
Physics
Solar vs. Solar
Rebecca Furr
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Environmental Science
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Chemistry
Michelle Hiscock
Viscosity
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Physics
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Cody Clark


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health care professions. MQA
evaluates the credentials of
all applicants for licensure,
issues licenses, analyzes
and investigates complaints,
inspects facilities, assists in
prosecuting practice act vio-

Panhandle Piecemakers
Quilt Club News

The Piecemakers meet at
7 p.m. ET every second and
fourth Thursday of the month
at St. James' Episcopal
Church, 800 22nd Street,
Port St. Joe. Visitors are sure
to find a warm welcome from
this friendly and busy group
of women. Winter visitors are
very welcome to come. Visit
the local quilt shop, Needles
& Thread, on Williams Street
and meet two charter mem-
bers; Von Bouington and
Susie Pippin.
The annual Christmas
dinner meeting will be 7 p.m.
ET on Dec. 8 at the Bayou
Restaurant in Wewahitchka.
There will be no Sit'n Stitch
in December. Please call
227-9880 for information if
you would like to attend the
dinner.
The quilt club continues
to make quilts for children
in need. There are plans for
a quilt show in April. Free
classes taught by various
members are offered to mem-
bers once a month and the
fellowship is outstanding.
Visitors are always welcorne.


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-I stopped by a nursery to
buy a couple of palm trees the
other day, and I was stopped
dead in my tracks by a roll of
the prettiest, brightest long-
leaf pine straw I'd ever seen.
'A roll?' was the first thought
that popped in my brain, I've
never seen that before, that's
kind of cool' And then I
took a closer look. Was that
pine straw dyed? (Gasp.) No!
It's plastic!
I was fooled by a synthetic
duplicate of something I use
every day. At first I was
appalled that such a thing
was even on the market,
and then I calmed down and
thought about it. What was
my problem? The stuff looks
very much like fresh pine
straw, unlike other landsca
pe mulches that are dyed
to unnatural colors. Its
longevity in the landscape
is a good thing in places
where it won't float away in
a heavy rain. Since it doesn't
break down for who knows


how long, the synthetic pine
straw would seem a perfect
cover over synthetic ground
cloth, through which I might
as well plant synthetic flowers
among fiberglass rocks, all
surrounding a nice artificial
turf lawn. And when I put up
a gym set for the grandkids,
I can mulch underneath it
with rubber mulch, so they
bounce when they hit it.
Perfect. The mulch won't
break down and grow weeds
on top of the landscape
fabric, and I won' t have
to use fertilizer to keep the
grass green or pesticides to
kill bugs. Heck, I won't even
have to water. And the plants,
well, they have to work some
more on the artificial plants.
Maybe I just buy new ones
every year.
I was so excited! I hadn't
really given an artificial
yard much thought. before,
but nowl With plastic pine
straw! I could start a whole
new industry here, and sell


it to everybody! My mind
raced, because all you have
to do is make one yard in
a neighborhood look really
really good, and then all the
neighbors want their yards to
look like that...
So I did a little research.
The pine straw is a plastic
polymer product, and
the .manufacturer admits
it floats, and suggests it
might be a good choice
in a controlled landscape
environment. It does fade in
the sun, apparently, though
not nearly as quickly as real
pine straw, so it needs to
be turned with a pitchfork
occasionally to help it fade
evenly. It is guaranteed not
to break down for five years,
and that is a pretty safe bet
since plastics take anywhere
from ten to one hundred
years to break down. It does
eventually break down into
smaller and smaller pieces of
plastic, and therein lies the
problem.


Education Commissioner
John L. Winn today
launched the Department
of Education's High School
Reform Task Force Website,
www.fldoe.org/hsreform. The
website serves as a vehicle
for submitting public input.
Responses and input will
be collected and presented
to the Task Force at each
meeting for discussion.
Other features of the website
include information on the
Task Force mission, it's goals,
members, meeting schedule
and materials, as well as
resources on secondary


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reform.
"The goal of the High
School Reform Task Force
is to increase achievement
at the secondary level and
the availability of a public
feedback tool is instrumental
to a balanced discussion,"
said Commissioner Winn.
"By incorporating input
from education stakeholders
around the state, the Task
Force will work towards
developing the best strategies
possible for Florida's high
school students."
Two goals will be
discussed at each of the first


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three meetings.
Following each meeting,
recommendations and
strategies to meet each goal
will be posted on the site,
with the opportunity for
the public to provide their
input and feedback. Notices
will be sent to district
superintendents, assistant
superintendents, principals,
and teachers encouraging
their participation. Other
education stakeholders are
asked to provide their input
as well.
The meeting dates and
goals to be discussed are
listed below:
November 18: Goal
1: Increase the academic
achievement levels of high
school students
Goal 2: Increase the
percent of high school
graduates, November 28:
Goal 3: Increase the percent
of graduates entering
a postsecondary career
path or further training
with qualifications earned
through Florida high school
programs.
Goal 4: Increase the
percent of graduates prepared
to enter postsecondary
institutions without


We live on the coastal
plain, and plastic stuff ends up
in the big water to our south.
Everybody who has walked
our shorelines knows this is
true. It is especially evident
after this summer's, and last
summer's, hurricanes, when
big rains carried down trash
from inland towns, and big
waves pushed it back inshore
and left it hanging in bushes
and trees. I think the river's
keepers and the volunteers
who help pick up trash along
the shorelines will agree that
what they pick up is largely
made of plastic. Some of
it will be brittle and come
apart in small pieces; some
of it would be there ten years
from now if not for the people
who donate a lot of their time
to clean it up.
An article in a May, 2004
issue of National Geographic
talks about studies which
show that the beaches of the
world are turning, literally,
into plastic. Sun and wave
action break these fragments
of plastics down to mini-


remediation December 12:
Goal 5: Increase the level
of rigor of high school math
and science instruction
Goal 6: Increase the
percent of teachers prepared
to teach advanced courses at
grades 6-12


Lions Club Honors

Wewahitchka Women

Wewahitchika Lions
Club had an appreciation
dinner September 12,
honoring Mrs. Betty Cleckley
and Mrs. Tweeta Gaskin for
community service with the
ambulance aquad over the
past thirty years.
A spaghetti dinner was
provided for over seventy-
five community members to
honor these two ladies.
Each recipient was
provided a plaque honoring
their services and a video
tape of the ceremony. Due
to health problems Mr.
Gaskin accepted the award
for her. The Wewahitchka
community thanks both these
outstanding women for their
services to our community.


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microscopic proportions that
work their way down through
the sand. Notice, next time
you're at the beach, how
many bits of plastic you
see in the sand. Out in the
water, these bits are being
eaten by everything from
birds to whales to marine
invertebrates. If ingesting
plastics kills these organisms
like it kills sea turtles that
eat plastic bags, we could
be wiping out the bottom of
the food chain before we even
realize that it's happening.
What worries researchers
and scientists more than
constipatedmarine organisms
is the possibility of releasing
the toxic chemicals that
make up most plastics once
they are ingested. Equally
worrisome are all the nasty
chemicals in the water that
attach to the bits of plastic
and are ingested by these
organisms at the bottom
of the sea, thereby moving
unpronounceable chemicals
such as PCBs and DDEs
up the food chain. These
chemicals are endocrine
disruptors. They have been
linked to loss of sexual
identity in animals as diverse
as male flatfish and polar
bears. How long will it take
to get to us, like the mercury
has? Or is it already affecting
us in small ways?


As wonderful a product
as plastic is, and as grateful
as I am for all the products
that make use of it, there is a
question of appropriateness.
Adding a multitude of little
plastic pieces to a living,
breathing, dynamiclandscape
just because of how it looks
is not appropriate... to the
extreme. Synthetic pine
straw is a good example ofjust
how jaded we have become
towards our environment.
We are missing the point.
Organic matter breaks down,
turns into soil, adds to the
earth's crust, and is part of
the natural order. Plastics
have been commercially
manufactured for about half
a century, and are largely
recyclable, but the little
bits and pieces that escape
us have the potential for
enormous impact, including
a slow poisoning of our food
chain.
We here on the coastal
plain are acutely aware of
the impacts of our decision
making. Whether it is
spinning that boat around to
pick up the plastic bag that
just blew out, or deciding
to avoid using plastic as
ground cover and mulch,
every decision we make is
important. More later.
Questions? Comments?
Advice? Email me!


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SECTION 00020 -
INVITATION TO BID -
PORT ST. JOE HUMANE
SOCIETY
ANIMAL SHELTER
CLEMONS, RUTHERFORD &
ASSOCIATES, INC.
2027 THOMASVILLE ROAD
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
32308
PHONE (850) 385-6153
You are invited to bid on
a General Contract, including
mechanical and electrical work
for the new construction of the
Port St. Joe Humane Society,
New Animal Shelter.
Port St. Joe Humane
: e, .will receive sealed
i..] r 11:00 am EST on
Thursday, December 8, 2005
at the Senior Citizen Center,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. Bids received after
that time will not be accepted.
Bids -will be opened publicly
and read aloud at 11:01 am
EST of.the same date.
Copies of the Bidding
Documents may be examined
at the Architect's office,
Clemons, Rutherford &
Associates
2027 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida
I(850) 385-6153
at F. W. Dodge, 1311 Executive
Center, Suite 108, Tallahassee,
Florida. Drawings will be avail-
able after .noon on Tuesday,
November 15, 2005.
General Contractors and
Mechanical, Plumbing and
Electrical Subcontractors' may
obtain copies of tIr, 6 ..1.1, ..';,
Documents at the ,.:r..r-.n
office in accordaQce with the
instructions to -Bidders upon
depositing the stdi of $125.00
for each set of Documents.
Contractors'will be limited to two
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Bidders may receive bid docu-
ments in one of the follow-
ing manners: (1) bring deposit
check and pick up bid docu-
ments at the Architect=s office;
(2) mail in deposit check and
bid documents will be shipped
by UPS ground $15.00 C.O.D.
to cover shipping and handling;
or (3) mail in deposit check
and include a separate check
of $8.00 for handling and your
FedEx or UPS account number
for shipping.
Other interested parties
may purchase complete sets of
Bidding Documents for the sum
of $125.00 for each set, which
is non-refundable..
Bidders mayobtain a refund
of their deposit by returning the
complete .Bidding Documents
in good condition no later than
ten (10) calendar days after the
opening of Bids. Bidders who
do ndt submit a Bid will forfeit
their deposits unless Bidding
Documents are returned in
good condition three (31 days
prior to the Bid Opening.
Bid Security in the amount
of five percent (5%) of the
Bid must accompany each
Bid in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders. -
A letter from a bonding
company must accompany each
bid, stating that the bidder is
capable of obtaining all bonds
required by the Construction
Documents.
Port St. Joe Humane
Society reserves the right to
waive irregularities and to reject
any and all Bids.
END OF SECTION 00020
Publish November:.17, '24 & .
December.1, 2005"
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
S .'COURT '" '
,OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY


IN RE: The Estate of
IRA ELAINE MARTIN,
CASE NO.: 05-77PR
Decedent.
/
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
Estate of IRA ELAINE MARTIN,
File No. 05-77PR, is pending
in the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address, of which
is 1000 C..G. Costin, Sr., Blv,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are as set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this. Court, are
required to file their objections
with this Court within the lat-
ter of three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of a
copy of-the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of t his Notice
must file their claims with this
.Court within the latter of three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice
or .thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy of this
Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedert.
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must id i,.U--; claims
with rl C:u, i i , three
(3) -r ,-'r.: n m. r the date of the


first publication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
17,2005.
Kevin Chandler Martin
Personal Representative
PO Box 314
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Timothy J. McFarlarid, Esquire
P.O. Box 202
.326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Publish November 17 & 24,
December 1 & 8, 2005
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDI1ANCEAMENDING
GULF COUNTYORDINANCE
NUMBER 2004-03 and 98-
11 RELATING TO THE
REGULATION, LICENSING,
VACCINATION,
CONFINEMENT,
CLASSIFICATION AND
DISPOSAL OF CATS
AND DOGS IN GULF
COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR
DEFINITIONS, CITATIONS,
ENFORCEMENT
AND PENALTIES
FOR VIOLATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES
IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
,The public, hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioner's meet-
ing on Tuesday; December 13,


2005 at 6:00 p.m. est. in the
County Commissioner's meet-
ing room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons may
appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Corimission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/
she will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such
purpose he/she may need to
ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings made and which
would include any evidence
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
A copy of the proposed.
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the
SOffice of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS,
JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK
Publish November 24, 2005
and December 1, 2005
Ad #2005-102
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL
READING OF ORDINANCE
NO. 2005-1018L on Monday,
December 12, 2005, at 6:45 pm
Central Time at City Hall, 109
South 2 Street, Wewahitchka,
Florida,' to 'consider adoption
of an ordinance with the fol-


lowing title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA AUTHORIZING
THE ISSUANCE OF
A' REVENUE NOTE
IN THE AGGREGATE
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
OF NOT TO EXCEED
$350,000; PROVIDING
FOR THE SECURITY
AND REPAYMENT OF
THE NOTE; MAKING
PROVISION FOR THE
RIGHTS, SECURITIES AND
REMEDIES OF THE OWNER
OF THE NOTE; MAKING
CERTAIN COVENANTS
AND AGREEMENTS
IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH; PROVIDING
FOR THE TERMS AND
DETAILS OF SUCH
BORROWING AND THE
FORM OF THE NOTE
AND EVIDENCING THE
SAME; ACCEPTING
AND APPROVING THE
FINANCING PROPOSAL OF
THE PURCHASER OF THE
NOTE AND AWARDING'
THE SALE OF SAID NOTE
TO THE PURCHASER;
PROVIDING CERTAIN
FINDINGS IN CONNECTION
WITH THE ISSUANCE OF
THE NOTE; PROVIDING
FOR THE PAYMENT OF
ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE ISSUANCE

OF ,THE NOTE; AND
PROVIDING FOR OTHER
MATTERS IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH.
This Ordinance No. 2005-
1018L may be inspected in its
entirety at the office of the City
Clerk during business hours 8


am- 4pm Central Time Mon-Fri.
This Ordinance provides for a
loan to improve and expand the
existing water system within
the City and in accordance with
CDBG grant requirements. All
interested parties may appear
at the meeting to be heard
with respect to this proposed
Ordinance.
Gwendoly T. Exiey, City Clerk
Publish November 24 &
December 1, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
Storage'Units
Shed# 79 occupied by
Timothy Shane Simpson
located at 1249 Hwy 22 Mini
Storage Wewa, Florida will be
opened and content to be sold
or removed on December 10,
2005
Publish: November 24 &
December 1, 2005
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL
READING OF ORDINANCE
NO. 2005-1014L on Monday,
December 12, 2005, at 6:45 pm
Central Time at City Hall, 109
South 2 Street, Wewahitchka,
Florida, to consider adoption
of an ordinance with the fol-
lowing title:
AN ORDINANCE TO
PROVIDE FOR A SUPPLY
OF ELECTRICITY TO THE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
AND THE- INHABITANTS
THEREOF ., AND :TO
GRANT A FRANCHISE TO
GULF COAST ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, INC.


A CORPORATION
ORGANIZED UNDER THE
LAWS OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, HEREINAFTER
REFERRED TO AS THE
"COMPANY" AND SUCH
TERMS SHALL INCLUDE
THOSE HAVING AN
INTEREST THEREIN,
TO OWN, CONSTRUCT,
BUILD, MAINTAIN, AND
OPERATE THE ELECTRIC
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
WITHIN THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, GULF
COUNTY, FLOIRDA, FOR A
PERIOD OF FIFTEEN (15)
YEARS. ,
This Ordinance No. 2005-
1014L may be inspected in its
entirety at the office of the City
Clerk during business hours
8 am- 4pm Central Time Mon-
Fri. This Ordinance provides
for an exclusive utility service
franchise for electricity within
the City. All interested parties
may appear at the meeting to
be heard with respect to this
proposed Ordinance.
Gwendoly,T. Exley, City Clerk
Publish November 24 &
December 1, 2005
NOTICE OF SPECIAL
MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of
the Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority will hold ,a
Special Meeting, December 2,
2005 in the Cambridge Room,
Ramada Inh North, 2900
Nqrth Monroe St., Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting willbegin at
1:0P p.m. E.S.T. The meeting
will be open to the public.
Publish November 24 &
December 1, 2005


GULFCOUNY BORD O


AUGUST 23, 2005 .
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in a regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan- Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
*Others present were: Coun-'
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-


istrator Staff. Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Assistant Build-
ing Official Lee Collirisw"rth,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor/911 Coordinator -Marshall
Nelson, Human Resources Di-
rector Denise Manuel, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork,. Planner David Richard-
son, Road Department Super-
intendent Bobby iKnee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service. Officer Bo
Williams, Veterans' Service Of-
ficer James Kennedy, Sheriff


Dalton Upchurch, and
Office Major Joe Nugent
Major Nugent cal
meeting to order at 6:0
E.D.T.
Rev. Jeff Wittie ope
meeting with prayer, an
Nugerit led the Pledge
giance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Mc
motioned to approve thi
inrg Consent Agenda iter
deletion of item #3 (pa
42). Commissioner Tray
onded the motion, and it


-Set For


SENIOR CITIZENS.
^ GULF COAST HEARING
AID CENTER of Panama
City will be offering to any-

one 55 and older a free
-:' "-*, ' hearing test. If you have
4 been exposed to loud facto-
ry noise, if people seem to
mumble or you ask people
to repeat what they have
Ai ,sai come see us.at:

JAMES W. DAME
Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist



GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005

9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON

This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service
anyone's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery
prices in the area. Come in and try,our service!


Sheriffs unanimously.
t. 1. Minutes July 27,
led the 2005 Budget'Meeting
02 p.m., July 28, 2005. Budget
Meeting August 9, 2005 Reg-
ned the ular Meeting
.d Major 2. Agreement U.S.
of Alle- Dept. of Agriculture (Assurance
Agreement) U.S. Dept. of Ag-
riculture (Equal Opportunity
;Lemore Agreement)
e follow- 3. **DELETE** Budget
ms, after Amendment #14 FEMA Reim-
ages 41- bursement (Hurricane Ivan)
ylor sec- 4. Committee Appoint-
t passed ment St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee -
Tom Bowen
5. Grant Acceptance
Emergency Management
(E.M.P.A. 2005-2006 *
$102,959.00) Grant Application
Historical Preservation Grant
(Old Gulf County Courthouse
in Wewahitchka) Grant Request
for Funds (D.C.A. #05DB-2Q-
02-33-01-E14)
6. Inventory Beaches
Fire Department (Junk #150-
74 / Transfer 4150-77 to Emer-
gency Management) Highland
View Fire Department (Transfer
..... #160-56- to Dalkeith Fire De-
partment / Remove #160-69 &
#160-70 Returned to Division
of Forestry / Junk #160-55) -
Road Departmept/Work Crews
(Junk, #100-507, #100-527,
#75-115, #75-95 & #75-96)
7. Invoice Advance Con-
struction Services, Inc. Berm
Project (#3 State $11,610.00
#2 FEMA $145,000.00 to
be paid from Account #43137-
34000) Preble-Rish, Inc.
Willis Land Road (C.R..381) -
S.C.O.P. (#64072 $45,059.08
to be paid from Account
#40641-31000) Preble-Rish,
Inc. Hurricane Dennis FEMA
.Response (#64073 $2,770.00
to be, paid from Account
#21111-31100) Preble-Rish,
Inc. Gaskin Park (#64075 *
$225.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #21111-31100)
8. Payment Request -
Beaches Fire Department (Ice
Machine Kirk's Ice $2,850.00
to be paid from Account
#32122- 64001 Purchased
,on Emergency Basis G.I.S.
Department (Maintenance Con-
tract E.S.R.I. $3,400.00 1
year G.I.S. Software)
9. Permit Waiver Mobile
Home (Ziegler 1246 E. River


Road)
10. Road Maintenance
(Limited) Foxchase Drive in
Howard Creek
11. S.H.I.P. Purchase
Assistance (Michael & Audra
Rogers, Jonilyn L. Whittington,
Bryan Earley, Jolynne Parker,
Betty Waters, & Jennifer Calva-
rese $11,615.00 each) Sub-
ordination Agreement (Mr. &
Mrs. Kevin Gilmore/E.C.F.C.U.)
12. Special Projects Pay-
ments as follows:
Dist. 1
Tatum's Hardware & Supply
- Roof Softball Field $ 86.14
Dist. 4
Boyer Signs Peters Park
$ 225.00
Dist. 5
P.S.J.E.S, P.T.O. Dona-
tion for Supplies $ 100.00
Gene Raffield Football
League Donation for Equip-
ment $ 250.00 .
13. Supervisor of Elec-
tions Certificated of Matching
Funds
(End)
Minutes will be continued


REALTY



JeremyT. M.


Novak


mobile:


850.527.9121






143 Acklins


Island Dr.


Port St Joe, FL.


32456





Office:


850.229.4600





Fax:


850.229.4601


4 lots with 200 ft Hwy 98 frontage.

Can be commercial or residential.

Unobstructed Gulf View with dedi-

cated public beach access. Entire

block of Hwy frontage can be pur-

chased. MLS # 108380, view prop-

erties at www.Natalieshoaf.com or

call Natalie Shoaf


850-227-4355


WN


Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. Natal Sh
EaO ON- h; ad-pelfs0-- 'Natalie Shc

"When you love what you do it shows....
Buying or selling...Call me at,850-227-4355


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A Florida cottage nestled under a beautiful old oak tree
and you can walk to the Bay and downtown St Joe, only
2 blocks to each. The home has a new roof, new fence
around a large private yard with roll gate along alley for
your boat, irrigation system and well installed, outdoor
shower and deck, beautiful hardwood floors and custom
tile work throughout, plantation blinds, detached world
tool shop with AC in backyard with lean to shed attached.
Bountiful closets with new shelving systems throughout,
new fixtures (lights and ceiling fans) entire interior newly
painted.


New Construction on St Joe Beach with incredible views
'of Gulf and vibrant sunsets settled on a beautiful corner
lot one block from the Gulf. Large decks off of bedrooms
on 2nd floor, Great Room and Family room on 3rd floor
with elevated ceilings, intimate views and finished with
beautiful hardwood floors that lead to another full length
deck. Stainless steel appliances included with window
treatments, landscaping and well with irrigation system
installed, new concrete driveway installed. Too much to
list A must see!


Call today for information on these and our m-,y

other real estate opportunities.


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Call
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or -
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OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
INC cleaning service Resi-
dential,' vacation rental.
Pressure 'washing. Call
229-1654. Leave message.




!! Affordable !
Home Improvements'
Sneetroci. world Textur.d" "
Ceilings & Repairs. R,' '.
9 850-896-6197 DOsid

BUSHHOGGIN'
By Pat & Larry
850-648&104& 4


400Employment



416-
CLERICAL POSITION cutr-
renlly available. Full lime
or part time General office
dunies M-F 8:30. 5 00prr
Company is located in
Highland View Contact
Betty l 227-2057 lor appi




BAY ST. JOSEPH
CARE AND
REHAB CENTER
Of Port St. Joe
is seekTng erilrousiasn
dedicated Team Playeis
for Ihe following positions
*LPNs
*Staff Scheduler
*Admissions/ Marketing
Coordinator
WE OFFER competitive
wages, insurance, paid
time off and a 401 K plan.
Come be part'of our win-
ning team!
APPLY TO:
Carrie Harrison/
Human Resources Director
220 9th Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244 phone
(850) 229-7129 Fax.


CERTIFIED
NURSING
ASSISTANTS
Has your career gone
COLD TURKEY?
Our 120-bed skilled nurs-
ing facility in Port St. Joe is
seeking enthusiastic
caregivers.
WE OFFER the following
benefits:
*3 to 11 Shift Differential
*$13.50 PRN rate
*$250 Referral Bonus
*Health, Life, Vision, Den-
tal Competitive wages
*Paid Time Off
*MATCHING 401K Plan
-Uniform Allowance
-Attendance Bonus
*Tition Reimburse
Program
Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
Human Resources Director
Bay St. Joseph Care &
.Rehabilitation Center
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8244 Phone
850-229-7129 Fax


DREAM OF A
THERAPIST
SLP- PT- Manager
*A place where the en-
tire company is a Team.
*Company who
will allow you to give.
20% more to Patient
if needed.
*Support is often given
even before you ask
*Upper Management
gets involved and cares
about you
*Company that hires
only the best Therapist
will similar work ethic
and goals.
*A Company that is
"Home Quality
Management"
where the Patient is
made comfortable and
happy and you can give
20% more than required
*Paid Medical, Life,
STD and Continuing
Education Benefits
*Company who believes
in Education for all

Home Quality
Management
is the Company you are
dreaming aboutll
Call Shirley Torres-
Director of Rehab
Recruitment- NOW!!
1-800-458-7598
Email
stores@hqmmall.com


RN's

NHC
HOMECARE
Quality Care is
our Business
Full-Time&
Part-Time RN's
Are you looking for a fresh
start; something new? If
so, NHC HomaCare is the
place for youl Our PORT
ST. JOE agency is a part-
ner friendly homecare pro-
gram seeking a'
PART-TIME / FULL-TIME
RN homecare programs
are seeking FULL-TIME
RNs. to provide skilled
care to our homebound
patients. Mileage reim-
bursed.
Interested parties may
contact May Fuze, Admin-
istrator, at 850- 229-8238,
or aply locally at 418 Reid
Ave in Port St. Joe.
EOE/DWFP.


The News Herald is seeking
individuals interested in providing
great service to our customers in the

Howard Creek &
White Citq area.
Must have reliable transportation and be able to work
early a.m. hours. This is an independent contractor
position with part-time hours and full time earnings
with no collecting necessary.

Come join
The News Herald Carrier team
and earn above average $'s while being your own
boss. Carrier applicaiiorii, ac:eptea:

NEWS HERALD
501 W. 11th Street
(850) 747-5050
Apply using the Mulberry Street Employee entrance


430-S

Construction
Superintendent

St. Joe Towns & Re-
sorts is currently seek-
ing an experienced
Construction Superin-
tendent for our GULF
COUNTY Homebuilding
Operations. Candidate
will supervise the con-
struction of detailed
unique homes. 'Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
ership abilities; includ-
ing strong communica-
tion skills and the ability
to follow in place proce-
dures while managing
multiple tasks. An un-
derstanding. of external
and internal customer
concepts are essential
in addition to strong
people skills. Five years
residential supervision
required and two year
college degree pre-
ferred.
We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Mail resume to
245 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 500,
Jacksonville, FL 32202,
Fax resume to
904-301-4598
or e-mail tor
jena.evans()joe.com
Equal Opportunity
Employer* Pre-
Employment Drug
Screening and Back-
ground check Required



ADMINISTRATIVE sup-
port position for a growing.
co. in Port St. Joe. Pleas-
ant telephone voice.- or-
ganiziation and computer
skills a must. 40 hours a
week, Pay based on expe-
rience & skills. To apply
e-mail resume to
jobiatcom.net
CDL CLASS A DRIVER
NEEDED for night shift.
.Must be able to operate
front end loader. Have a
clean oriino record ana
pass a DOT'drug tesi We
offer co.mrpelinve pay Ex.
cellent ienehlis package
Submil resume o1 : 1730
Trout Ave, PSJ, FL 32456,
call 229-6018 for more info
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
DRIVER .TRAINEES
NEEDED NOWl No pxpe-
rience required., Wer
Enterprises has immediate
openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. ,riv-
ers earn more than 536&
first year. 60% of our driv-
ers get home' nightly/
weekly. 15-day CDL train-,
'ing available in your area.
Call today 1-866-280-5309







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ATTN! Work From Home.
$500-$4500 per month. PT
,or FT www.gaindinero.net
or call 850-767-9099
DRIVERS WANTED FOR
LOCAL COMPANY. Home
every night. 1 years experi-
ence. Clean MVR. Class A'
& B license. $300 Sign- On
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call
769-9136
HELP WANTED: Mechani-
cal knowledge a must. Sal-
'airy+ benefits. Full or part
time. Apply in person, St.
Joe Rent-All, 706 1st St., in
Port St. Joe, FL.
PORTABLE RESTROOM
ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED
Must have clean driving
record, have attention to
detail and be able to pass
drug test. We offer com-
petitive pay and excellent
benefits package. Send re-
sume to: 1730 Trout Ave.,
PSJ, FL 32456 or call 850-
229-6018 for more Info.-
EOE/Drug Free Worklplace
RESIDENTIAL
SALES
You'll work with
homeowners to inspect. &
identify the need for servic-
es, and build your busi-
ness in Panama City. We
seek professional driven
closer with sales experi-
ence. You'll also need a
clean driving record, and
pre-screen drug & back-
ground checks. We offer
first year earning potential
to $35K, comprehensive
paid training & outstand-
ing benefits.
Please apply In person at
1337 W. 19th St.,
Panama City, FL 32405
At Terminix, you'll find an
environrr,-eril ihal ;s built
around your success Our
career palhs & Iraining
programs can help you
advance as tar as you
want. That is.. il you re a
motivated person wah e>-.
ceptional sales & cus-
tomer service' skills who's
ready to join a Fortune 500
leader. From here, your
potential could take you
anywhere.
TERMINIX
Success Breeds Success
RESORT
VACATION,
PROPERTIES OF
SGI, INC.

.NOW HIRING!
SSecretarial, Maintenance,
arnd inspector positions
a.allable. Good pay and
flexible hours. Benefits
available for full-time em-
ployees. Come grow, with
Our Teaml
For Information call:
(850) 927-2322 Ext 145
Apply In person at:
125 West Gulf Beach 'Dr.
St. George Island, FL
RICHARD" BARFIELD
ROOFING, INC. 40 hours
per wee, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., $10.00 per hour,
Temporary Job (12/20/05
to 12/20/06) There is 1 po-
sition available. Help roof-
ers-learn to roof with com-
pressor, nail guns and oth-
er roofing practices. Send
resume to: Agency for
Workforce Innovation, 107
E. Madison St., MSC
G-300, Tallahassee, FL.
32302. JOFL-2727570


N Merchandise
M For Sale





Reeves
Furniture'& Refinishing
234 Reid Ave, 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums


Ready tO
t :.'. Finish
"'na Furniture


51 710 805 81U
AUCTION! 2 BR, 2 BA, 8228 Hwy 98 2176 HWY 98. 4 Lots, OAK GROVE-
Every Friday Night at 7 pm PSJ Beach, gulf view, great possibilities for 1 ba 1300sf H-
Eastern. Great Auctions great for resident or busi- multi-family. 183ft. Unob- age Oaks- Wat
Weekly. Often Including ness $975mo + dep. Call structed Bay View. City $495K. 850-3.
Estates Col. Wade Clark, 850- 647-9214. water & sewer. Currently a 227-6123/By Ow
Auctioneer Wade Clark convenience store with
Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, 3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea- Deli. $1,700,000. Joan OVERSTREET,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282' con Hill, fully furn'd with Lovelace, 850-527-2560 on 1.25 acres
AB1239, AU1737 10w% beautiful Gulf views. $1500 Mexico Beach Harmon Re- fish pond, g
Buyer's Premium mo. incl's until's. 647-8317 alty or 800-239-4959 screened porch
Buye rs Premium work shop. $27
2S 4 BR, 2 BA GULF AIRE, 8 Lovelace 85
Port St. Joe Bch. call01 Mexico Beach
,, 229-881-2700 alty (800)239-49
S i CARABELLE 3br/1ba new 2 BR, 1.5 BA TH Gulf Aire OVERSTREET
'| remodel, big yrd,, nopets, subdivision, pool& tennis, 2 acres o
ir $750fno. 404-307-8912 beach access w/ board- Near Wetapi
walk, $295,000. Call 850- $249,900. Joa
I 229-8667 By owner 850-527-2560,
5 Beach Harm
555 Garage Sales 5QB ea Har
ui5eGFrar Saeas H(800)239-4959.
8` 4 PORT ST., JOI
.. S 3 ADJOINING lots in HV. bara Dr. 3br/2
5 5B 1 with 2 lots, 117x135 to- cious rooms Ir
14 tal, approx. 1000sf, 3br, schools, town.
BEACON HILL Cake Sall e C oMlerial l ba home in good cond. family room,
fr Human Society,, 181 77 P 1 CH/A, newer roof. 1 with 1 porch. $385,
Sun Ray Ct, Sat 3, 181 i7 Rentals lot, 56x135, 2br, lba, older Lovelace 85
hand crochet christmas home, used as rentals. Mexico Beach,
dollies, & other timeless CH/A, will sell all or alty (800)239-4!
dollies, hand hooked wall separate. Across from new
tapestries skyline of 'New Hiland View Park. Will con- ST. JOE BEAC
Yosrk esider all offers. 647-3404 Anna St. 3br,
York New Commercial Office or 258-5529 place, hot tub,
GARAGE SALE! SAT. Nov and warehouse storage for age. $275,000.
26th. 8am-12N. 207 Mis- lease In St. Joe commerce 1BR Loft house over look- lace 850-527-2
sissipi Dr. (Mexico Beach). park located on. Industrial ing a beautiful stocked Beach Harm
MOVING SALEI Kitchen & Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind pond, 2.62 acres, lots of (800)239-4959.
household items and Arizona Chemical. Each deck space, room to build,
MUCH MOREl space consists of an office, $180k, call 850-227-4128 ST. JOE
bath, storage closet and HOME WITH ACREAGE $795,000. 3br/
warehouse with 10' roll up' 2004, 1919sf, 3 Br, 2 Ba ed on corner
57 door. Convenient to all lo- like new modular w/ large from dedicate
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy living areas, built-In TV & closed front p
ALUMINUM Awning, sizes 98 1000 sq.ft each space bookcase, garden bath w/ e
$550 per month. 12 month sitting room on acreage commercial
ranging 37-91in, all 5 leases. One month securi- fenced for horses with Call Joan Lov
$125, will sell separately deposit. Office (850) barn & stall Asking co Beach Har
Call 227552 229-8014. Home (850) $149,900 bring offers 850-527-2560
COMING SOON! 229-8030 C 850-258-4691 Sandy Beach Properties 800-239-4959
Airpo rtLlrmo Service 850-697-5300 ST. JOE BEA
Call 50-899-0678 BEACH MEXICO BEACH- 4th St. St. $225,000.
60 s o GE 3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv- bile home on
ing room w/vaulted, ceiling. 2nd block fror
6010 B STMORAGE n aSS'5beach. Joan
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound beach. Joan
Day: 227-7200 deck. 2 blocks from dedi- (850)527-2560
REMEMBER: ADS in cated beach. $349,900 Beach Harm
this classification may or Night: 647-3882 Joan Lovelace 800-239-4959
may not require an in- St. Joe Beach 850-527-2560, Mexico
vestment or may be Beach Harmon Realty 82 "
multi-level marketing (800)239-4959. O U
opportunities,.' We do
not reommerd giving MI STORAGE MEXICO BEACH-o 507
credit card or bank ac- Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile MEXICO BEA(
count information out OeGarisnAvPorttJNR, home on corner lot., front, 2br/1.5b
over the phone. Always (P oo%.etdoort ) Screened porch and deck. townhome, blu
research the company Fenced, in back yard. 108C, Miramar
you plresearchan tohedo company 229200 Offce $275,000. Joan Lovelace gulf, deeded
with BEFORE investing. 814-7400 Cell Phone 850-527-2560, Mexico incld. Furn'd.
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 609
i Georgia. 3br, 2ba on .
75x112 corner lot. Large
n d Florida room, screened CABEL DRIV
back porch. $275,000. Joe- Watervie
Joan Lovelace sewer, 80great
850-527-2560, Mexico $295K. 850-3
Sinia PLUS SMALL ENGINE Beach- Harmon Realty 227-6123/By 0
700subdivision, pool & tennisREPAIRS 800239-4959 BEASTPOINT, 1
MEXICO BEACH, beach / MINI-STORAG MEXICO BEACH, lot w/majest REDUC
NOW AVAILABLE $399,900 3br/2.5ba vey in place.
Climate Control townhouse. Like new, fully city approval.
furnished, Beachside of 98 Anna BoatwriI
aval. 12/1/05-5/1/06. $875Joan Lovelace, Mexico Realty, 850-67, (high)
St.mo + util no pets Joe Mexico Beach Harmon Realty,
subdivision, pooi & tennis, i ent-All, Inc. 850-527-2560 or LOT FOR SAL
706-333-0159 x10 10x20 alty, 800-239-4959 Beach, lot si fr
beach access w/ board- 70 First StreNTALS MEXICO BEACH, 34th Ocean-St reet, $275
walk, $795mo. Call 850- (423COb BEACHs34th of,
229-8667 br, 2 ba. & 2 br, n Site Rentals 6 Days side Vllage.38th St. newly Owner finan581-5283
MEXICO BEACH, beach / MINI-STORAGE\ Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well REDUCi
seX O Bondo ea h ou M It- 2 1E t maintained, fully furnished,
St Joe Beach. $900 and garage. $95,900. Joan' S T JOE BEAC
$95aval. 12/1/05-5/1/06. $875 ASKABOUTFREE Lovelace, (850)527-2560 75xstr50, (hgh)
mo + until. no pets. MONTH'SRENT! Mexico Beach Harmon Re- home, 2 br,
706-333-0159200 5x10 00 10x20 alty, 800-239-4959 blackss fromobo.85








December 8, 9 & 10carport, 2 sh
MONTHLYSeacrestMEXICO BEAH, Ocean- pet area, $2
available 2 br, 2 ba. & 2 br, On Site Rentals 6 Days side Village. 38th St. newly Owner finance
1 ba fully furnished. Locat- constructed end unit 850-647-9193
ed at Simmons Bayou and A Week conse. ed nt 5067-19,
St. Joe Beach. $900 and garage. $549,900. Jan ST JOE BEATalor Co.
r$950/mo w/ minimum 6 ASKABOUTFREE Lovelace, (850)527-2560 stricted subdi
month lease. call Century MONTH'S RE NT! Mexico Beach Harmon Re- ond block fl
21 at 229-1200Tims alty, 800-2394959 $180K obo. 85






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December 8, 9 & 10
SeaOn Lincrest Beach,. Cape San BiasMarshall at:
St. Joe Beach, Panacea, Leon & Taylor Co. RENTL SUITE A'AILABLE i n
i *Convenient, first-floor location ir
Myers Jackson, ES RE.district across from Port ShoppingCoordinator 850-227-6626










SRowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
BEAUTIFUL HOMESITES Upscale layout, approximately 465s
EXCLUSIVE SEACREST BEACH private offices. Shared amenities inc]
RELAXING RESORT DESTINATIONS and third-floor observation tower.
COMMERCIALREAL ESTATE





gill1 19 DOflR 10 Buyer's Premium
Ji uu'"^"u'0"00 AU479 AB296


6 Lots, 3 br,'
lome, Herit-
ier & sewer,
40-0302 or
owner.
, 3br, 2ba
. 15ft deep
greenhouse,
i, carport w/
74,900 Joan
0-527-2560,
Harmon Re-
959.
, 3br, 2ba
outside shed.
po Creek,
an Lovelace
Mexico
on Realty

E. 173 Bar-
ba w/ spa-
g yard near
Fireplace in
screened
000. Joan
0-527-2560,
Harmon Re-
959.
CH Santa
, 2ba, fire-
2 car gar-
Joan Love-
560 Mexico
non Realty

BEACH,
/2ba. Locat-
lot across
I beach. En-
orch w/ un-
Nw of beach.
possibilities.
elace, Mexi-
mon Realty,
or

.CH. Pineda
2br/1ba Mo-
75x150 lot,
n dedicated
Lovelace
, Mexico
ion Realty




ACH- water-
a, canalfront
ae water unit
Dr. 1 blk to
boat slip
Immaculate.
i) 525-4306.



E- Port St.
w,' water &
t location,
40-0302 or
wner.
ac wooded
Ig. trees, sur-
W&S upon
$72,500. Call
ght, Panther
I-5544.
E on St. Joe
s Coronado
5,000. Call
/ By Owner.
ED!!!!!
)E BEACH,
with mobile
2 ba. 1V/2
gulf. 36x36
eds, fenced
80K. Partial
ng available
By Owner.
;H, Deed re-
ivision, sec-
rom beach,
0-647-6110.


ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
Shores Subdivision, Nice
building lot, sewer. tap
paid. 2nd block from
beach, underground utili-
ties. $279,900. Joan Love-
lace, (850)527-2560 Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959


EASTPOINT, Refs., No
pets., Newly renovated,
Mobile Home, on 1 acre, 3
br, 1 ba, 1st, last, $300
dep. $700 mo. Call 850-
697-8064 for appt.



BEST BUY
In Crawfordville!
2001, 1152sf, 3 Br, 2 Ba
MH on private lot just over
1/2 acre. Offers new carpet
& appliances, garden tub,
walk-in closets, fireplace,
rear deck & more in con-
venient location. Asking
$80,000 bring offers
Sandy Beach Properties
850-697-5300








900 Marine I Aviation


900M
2-12ft KAYAKS, paddles,
rod. holders, anchors. Ex-.
cellent condition. $1000 or
best offer. 2004 12ft John
boat,' 6hp Suzuki 4 stroke
motor, trailer, s'pare- tire,
excellent condition. '$2500
or best offer. 227-1308


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door, 14,212 miles,
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850-827-8863
Dodge '99 SLT
1500 4x4, V8, excellent
condition, Red/ Tan, load-
ed, garage kept, 80k mi-
les, $10,000. 763-6335,


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Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
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Independent BeautO Consultant
58 H%% 98 PO Box 14053
Mexico Beach. FL 32410)
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Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
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STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
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Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL

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from Framing to Finishing
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License/Insured
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license # CBC1253286 -,
Office: (850) 229-5281
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Screen Rooms *Carports

Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

227-3628
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5 STAR
PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
k MATTHEW SCOGGINS
MAT. Owner

(850) 229-STAR

FAX# (850) 227-9898 770 JHwy. 98
MV#41279 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Make your


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ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom pns by Frank Healy, MBA

850-647-8028




LOCALLY OWNED AND
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CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS


LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL


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OFFICE TODAY
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ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE
REPAIR SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647.5113
Work # 227-5112


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Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
* (850)227-7107
Lie.# RG0066644


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete Refinishing
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
227-4369 ask for Dusty

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100



TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 2 29-643 Established 1991
Mowing .prinider Systems
Trimming, FertilizingI ni l..- & Repaired



DkC HOM ELREMIR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
I CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


ST, JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
227-2112
"Beside
St. Joe Rent-All"



LIC# MV54468








850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024


Hardwood Flooring
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
sional services for anyone who wants their floor
completed properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value for your money
www.decorativeflooring.com


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227- 127 78 YOUrHOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS


JC'S CONSTRUCTION
Drywall & Painting
New & Remodeled
Jg^ 639-9430 .
Licensed& Insured -


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
N/Its flpFfff {ia0.,i f.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 1 ER0007623



Starratt Roofing, Inc.
Residential Commercial
STATE CERTIFIED CCC041335
Stephen Starratt
Shingles Built-Up e Metal


Licensed & Insured
Wauchula, FL 33873


ph (863)773-2651
Fax (863) 773-9871


ALLENCO P. .Box 1171
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
BUILDER INC. Ph:, (850) 227-1882
Cell: (850)340-0674
Fax:: (850) 229-1544
allenco0oatcom.net
www.allencobuilder.com

Bruce R. Allen
Contractor LIC #RB29003351


Landscape Design &
Consultation Services

Kay Kelley
Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

850-927-4090
Plan It before you Plant It!



& CARPENTRY
PAINTING pt
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows
Deck Maintenance
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532,,,



SUNGOAST
Lawn Er Ladscaping LLc
"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522


THE J. LESTER
COMPANYREAL ESTATE
APPRAISAL & CONSULTING
SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial
Appraisals
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Adminisrration
Certified General Appraiser
License#RZ2j83
Broker License#BY5321.15
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DECEMBER 2-3, 2005

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times Eastern
DECEMBER 2

ALL DAY
MERCHANTS
CHRISTMAS OPEN
HOUSE
Come browse the dazzling
array of unique shops and
stores in Historic
Downtown Port St. Joe.
Downtown Reid Ave.
6.00 PM
TREE-LIGHTING
CEREMONY
Prizes awarded &
musical tentetraiLnrnent
Frank Pate Park
6:30 PM
BOAT PARADE
St. Joseph Bay
DECEMBER 3

9:00 A.M.
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Saturday December 3, 2005


I You are invited to the Annual Reindeer 5K Run. Bring your children and friends. Let's promote fitness and
I have fun, too! Walkers welcome!
i Run course: The run starts and ends'at the corner of Reid Avenue and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
The course is flat and fast!
T-shirts: T-shirts to the first 100 registered runners/walkers by race day.
Registration: Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, December 3rd. Registration fee is $15.00 ear-
I ly and $20.00 on race day. On-line registration available on www.gulfchamber.org "Christmas on the Coast" .
I Awards: $50.00 cash award to the 1st Overall Male and Female runners.
i Additional awards will be 3 deep in 5 year age groups.
I Information: Contact the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce at 800-239-9553 or 227-1223.


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knowing these facts and in condition of your accepting my entry, representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out
of my participation in the Reindeer 5K Run
Signature: Date: I


Make checks payable to: Reindeer Run,.Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
155 Capt. Fred's Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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Yes, we will be able to participate in the Annual Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, De-
I cember 3, 2005 in Port St. Joe, FL. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m., beginning on Costin Blvd.,
| proceeding north on Reid Avenue.
ENTRY DEADLINE IS: Nov. 30, 2005
I Name of Organization:


Address:
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I Contact Person:
i Phone #:
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What are you entering? Please circle one:
I Band -- # of members
Float -- # of members
Shriners -- # of members
Car -- # of people
Walking Unit-- # of people
Boat -- # of people
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I Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
P. 0. Box 964
I Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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Chamber Office at 155 Capt. Fred's Place
(formerly 4th St.)
227-1223
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PRIZE FOR FLOATS
1st Place $150.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $ 75.00


PRIZE FOR BOATS
1st Place $150.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $ 75.00 I
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BEACON VILLA


When recovering from a major illness, surgery, or even an emotional loss,
there may come a time when we need just a little extra care and assistance
from others-a time when it is best not to be alone.
With the needs of our Senior Community in mind, we are pleased to offer short-term
accommodations at our luxurious new Assisted Living facility, Beacon Villa Retirement
Center. We offer:
Trained, compassionate staff on site 24-hours per day to assist you with
your personal care needs such as dressing and bathing.
Three nourishing, delicious meals each day-snacks anytime you wish
Laundry and housekeeping services
All rooms are private, beautifully furnished studio apartments with cable
television and kitchenettes
+ You may participate in our planned activities if you wish, or simply relax
in the privacy of your own room.
Our short-term accommodations include all of the amenities listed above
and are affordable at $100 per night.

Come stay with us for a day, a week, or
as long as you need.

For further information and scheduling, call:
Kim McFarland, Admissions Coordinator @ (850) 647-9170
Debora Ferguson, Administrator @ (850) 647-4000
First time guests will need to discuss their specific care needs with our Administrator.


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Lane St. Joe Beach (Gulf County), Florida
Located approximately 1 mile south of the Bay County line,
45 minutes from Panama City,
and within 1/2 mile of the beautiful sandy white beaches.
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a big bird you might start
burning the skin. So put it
on high for 15 minutes and
then turn it down to medium
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check the temperature, turn
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temperature to low; that way
you're not burning the other
side of the turkey."
When that big baby is
golden brown and the meat
thermometer reads 170-180
degrees, it's done. Let it set
15 minutes to recover its
juices and make the meat
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Turkey on the Grill
Yield: Varies depending
on size of turkey
1 oven-ready turkey,
defrosted
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil or
vegetable oil
Optional: Spicy Ginger
Rub (recipe follows)
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Remove neck and gib-
lets; reserve for other uses.
Remove and discard excess
fat. Rinse bird inside and
out and pat dry. Season body
cavity with salt and pep-
per. Rub outside with Spicy
Ginger Rub, if using. Tie legs
together and twist wing tips
under back. Brush turkey
with oil and lightly sprinkle
with salt and pepper.
For gas grill: Preheat
all 3 burners, turn center
burner off. Place turkey in
center breast side up. Turn
other burners to medium-
low. Close grill. Or, if gas
grill only has 2 burners, turn
1 off and place turkey over
burner that isn't lit. Turn
other burner to medium low.
Close grill. Cook 11 to 13
minutes per pound or until
instant read-thermometer
inserted into thickest part of
thigh not touching bone reg-
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run clear. Transfer turkey to
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briquettes. Divide briquettes
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place dividers on either side
of charcoal grate, as close
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lid off, let burn until lightly
covered with gray ash, 25-30
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on each side for first hour of
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to each side every hour to
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on each side for first hour of
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to each side every hour to
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percent from fat); fat 13.3 g
(sat 4.1 g); protein 69.8 g;
carbohydrates 0.1 g; fiber
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sodium 20' mg.
Source: Food Network
recipe, courtesy Weber
Grills.
Spicy Ginger Rub
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25-pound turkey
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground
black pepper
1 tablespoon ground gin-
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3/4 teaspoon ground
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signed for maximum beach fun-time.
Comfy open living area w/postcard
views from all around. Large porch
w/beach walkovers. MLS 105408
$1,475,000


APALACHICOLA Lovely home on
2 beautifully landscaped lots. 1 blk
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CAPE SAN BLAS MOTIVATED SELLER Beautifully
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Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
PARK POINT Large corner lot in a great new Cape com-
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the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
105868 $424,000
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$449,000
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