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Creation Date: December 1, 2005
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    Section C: Special: Celebrating a Championship Season
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Commissioners Keep Beach Renourishment Momentum Moving


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Three turned out to be the charm.
After a series of three passionate, some-
times contentious and almost always infor-
mative sessions, the County Commission
approved for advertisement Tuesday night
a series of three Municipal Services Taxing
Units (MSTUs) aimed at generating the funds
to renourish and rebuild the eroding beaches
of St. Joseph Peninsula.
In approving the proposal for advertise-
ment, commissioners made it clear that they
were, as they'd been urged by citizens in a
variety of tones and words, getting out of
the way while a beach advisory committee
and impacted property owners, as well as
engineers studying the beach and the forces
that shape it, move ahead on addressing the


Christmas on the


Coast Schedule


of Events
Friday, Dec. 2
3-5 p.m. Merchants' Open House along
Reid Avenue.
6 p.m. Lighting of the Christmas tree at
Frank Pate Park.
6:30 .p.m. Lighted boat' parade in
St. Joseph Bay. Winning floats will receive
cash awards of $150, $100 and $75. If bad.
weather cancels the event, boat owners'
may feature their lighted boats in Saturday
night's parade.
.Saturday, Dec. 3
9 a.m. Reindeer Run begins with 8 a.m.
registration on the corner of Reid Ave. and
Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd. Fee is $20 on race day,
$15 earlier. First 100 entrants will receive
a commemorative Christmas on the Coast
T-shirt, and awards will be given in five age
groups.
6 p.m. Annual Christmas parade, "
downtown Port St. Joe. (Line up at 5 p.m..
on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.) Winners will receive.
first, second and third place cash awards,
and a $200 prize will be given for the parade's
most creative float.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Shopping in downtown
Port St. Joe, with caroling on the sidewalks.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Pictures with Santa at
Cabinets by Reeves (sponsored by the Junior
Service League).
Sunday, Dec. 4
8:30-11 a.m. Free Christmas concert at
First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe, featuring
songs performed by the area's best singers.


many unknowns about the project.
"This is the easy deal, bunting to first
base," said Commissioner Bill Williams.
"Getting to second base is the tough part."
The tipping point will come in the first
quarter of next year.
By Mardh of 2006, according to members
of the beach advisory committee and one
engineer conducting ;a study of the move-
ments of sand on the peninsula, the extent
and costs of beach renourishment will be
quantified and in turn will come a better
understanding of state participation in the
project. ,


The MSTUs would have return to the
board for a decision on an ordinance and
whether to hold referendums on the proposal,
they adopted Tuesday night.
"The board has the final say," said
Commissioner Billy Traylor. "(Allowing adver-
tisement of the MSTUs) keeps the process
moving."
The lone dissent came from board chair-
man Nathan Peters, Jr., who said there were
many reasons for his "no" vote, but that they
could mostly be found in the unknowns. of
the project.
"Let me put it the easiest way I can


A current map oat te proposed ulit .oast ParKway includes a possible connector from Star Mve.
to U.S. 98, two alternate corridors in the Wetappo Creek area, and two optional terminuses in the
north west that link to existing roadways U.S. 231, CR 390 and CR 2321. -


- there are questions, questions, questions
and no answers, no answers, no answers,"
Peter said.
Ultimately, if commissioners let the ref-
erendums move forward, it will be up to
impacted property owners in each MSTU and
their vote as the final arbiter.
The events leading up to Tuesday's spe-
cial meeting began Nov. 8 when commis-
sioners voted down a proposal to advertise
for two MSTUs one to be paid by gulf-front
property owners and another for bayside
property owners, citing the blanks in the
proposal.
On Friday, the 18th, and at the BCC"s
regular bi-monthly meeting on the Tuesday
prior to Thanksgiving, roughly six" hours
(See COUNTY on Page 16A)


Residents Examine

Proposed Gulf Coast

Parkway at Public Kick-Off

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Though it will one day provide a missing
link in the regional transportation network,
joining U.S. 98 to U.S. 231, the Gulf Coast
Parkway now exists entirely on paper, in
a design that is becoming increasingly
complex.
At a Public Kick-Off Monday night at
the Centennial Building, project manager
Rosemary Woods, of the Tallahassee
engineering firm PBS&J, and her staff
presented a new parkway map as part
of the ongoing Project Development and
Environment (PD&E) Study.
The purpose of the PD&E study is to
identify roadway alignment alternatives.
within the one-half mile wide corridor.
Current alternatives include a connector
from Star Ave. to U.S. 98, and two optional
terminuses, one that would link the parkway
to U.S. 231 a.nd another that would provide
access to CR 390 and CR 2321.
Opportunity Florida, a regional alliance
created to. strengthen economic, growth in
several rural Northwest Florida counties,
. suggested the alternatives at the conclusion
of a Corridor Feasibility Study begun in
2003.
During the study, PBS&J evaluated
five potential corridors and recommended
Corridor .B, based on its minimal natural,
physical, and social impacts, reasonable
construction costs and potential economic
benefits.
In Wetappo Creek, PBS&J also added
two alternate corridors, one East and one
(See GULF TO BAY on Page 15A)


Seniors Earn Diplomas at District




Schools at Rates Well- Above the State


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Number three and always trying harder.
While district schools did not pace the
state in graduation rates as with last year, it
did graduate in 2005 more than 90 percent
of students who entered high school four
years ago.
The district ranked third in the state
with a graduation rate of 91.4 percent,
behind only Calhoun (94.3 percent) and
Brevard (91.5) which joined Gulf and Levy
(90.4 percent) counties as the only districts
to graduate more than 90 percent of high
school students who entered as freshmen in
the fall of 2001.
Last year Gulf District Schools led the
state with a graduation rate of 93.8 per-
cerit. This year was the seventh consecutive
year in which Gulf County high schools in
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe have produced
a graduation rate which ranked among the
top five in the state.
In four of those seven years Gulf District
Schools have ranked third or better. In
fact, one could argue that the strip of North
Florida which encompasses Gulf and Calhoun
County to its north consistently well out-
pace the state in students earning diplomas
on track.
Gulf District rates are all the more
impressive compared to state averages, out-
pacing public schools statewide by roughly
20 percentage points.
Gov. Jeb Bush last week lauded another
increase in the state graduation rates the
sixth-straight year the rate has increased
statewide which rose to 71.9 percent for the
2004-2005 school year.
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rate was
60.2.
"The
trend
lines for
Florida's
gradua-
tion rate
are con-
tinuing in the right direction," said Florida
Education Commissioner John Winn.
"Florida's comprehensive and rigorous calcu-
lation method assures we are capturing and
measuring the most accurate graduation rate
possible."
The Florida Department of Education
bases its graduation rate on data that follows
every student from ninth grade to gradu-
ation, yielding a more precise calculation,
according to information provided by the
FDOE.
Florida stands alone in its practice of
documenting individual student records
to determine a true, four-year graduation
rate, according to a DOE release. A 2005
report released by the National Governors
Association cited Florida as a national leader
and model for calculating graduation rates,
the DOE release touted.
This only buttresses the claims of local
school officials regarding the district's suc-
cess at paving the way to the sheepskins.
"Ninety-one percent is pretty darn
good considering the state average," said
Superintendent Tim Wilder. "We're going to
keep that going. It all starts at the elemen-
tary school level.
"And with that kind of graduation rate
well have a good dropout rate. We should
have that soon."


The DOE has
released statewide
.dropout rates, with the
dropout rate lowering
statewide for the sixth-
straight year, to 2.8
percent.
REORGANIZATION
As it must do each


year, the School Board spent the' initial phas-
es of last Tuesday's regular monthly meeting
conducting a reorganization of the board.
There were'few surprises.
Charlotte Pierce, who had been filling
the unexpired term of the late chairman
Oscar Redd, Jr., was unanimously given a
(See GRADUATION RATE on Page 17A)


Port St. Joe Heads to State Title Game


By Jason Shoot
Florida Freedom Newspapers
The Florida High School Activities
Association reminded each of its 670 mem-
. ber schools of its foremost principle Tuesday
afternoon.
Cheating will not be tolerated.
The Port St. Joe football team advanced
to the Class 1A state championship game
after the FHSAA disqualified private school
University Christian of Jacksonville from the
state playoffs on Tuesday for'competing with
two ineligible players.
The two schools were set to meet in Port
St. Joe on Friday night, but the FHSAA's
ruling instead has propelled the Sharks into
the state title game at Florida International
University in Miami on Dec. 2. The game is
slated for 6 p.m. CST.
The FHSAA investigated a report that two
student-athletes on the Fighting Christians
football team attended a Duval County char-
ter school rather than University Christian.
FHSAA Bylaw 11.1.1 stipulates "that stu-
dents must attend the school they represent
in interscholastic athletics. The only excep-


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tion made is for home-educated students."
Furthermore, state law allows students
who attend charter schools without an inter-
scholastic athletic program to play sports
at a public school permitted by the district
school board, but that law doesn't extend to
participation at a private school.
The FHSAA has removed the Fighting
Christians from the Class 1A playoff bracket
posted online and stated in a press release:
"University Christian will be required to
forfeit all games won in which the ineligible
student-athletes participated and all honors
earned as a result of those victories, includ-
ing the school's Region (2-1A) champion-
ship."
"I have been in contact with the University
Christian head coach, and he's obviously dis-
appointed," Port St. Joe coach John Palmer
said. "They didn't realize they had violated a
rule. He's obviously upset because they won
it on the field and had earned the right to
play. For those kids, I feel badly for them."
Port St. Joe (12-1) is in line to compete
for its first state championship since 1984
(See STATE TITLE on Page 9A)


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Shark Bite Johnny


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
On Monday, John Larsen
received shark figurines,
shark tooth-necklaces and
shark bath toys for his 17th
birthday.
His friends, Larsen said,
have a sick sense of humor.
The previous morn-
ing, Larsen joined buddies
Kevin Quaranta and Ryan
Miner for some surfing in the
waters near the Cape San
Blas Stump Hole.
At around 11 a.m.,
Larsen watched an unsteady
Miner stand on his board
and then nose dive into the
water.
Larsen laughed 'at his
friend, and readied himself
for the approaching wave.
He felt something tug at his
foot.
Though he initially did
not know what caused the
strange sensation, the sight
of a shark swimming near
his surfboard settled the
question.


"Guys, it's time to go
in," Larsen called out to his
friends. "I just got bit by a
shark."
The water had been
murky that morning when
Larsen slipped into his black
wet suit. His pale, exposed
foot must have resembled a
fish to the hungry shark, and
he does not fault it for taking
a bite.
As Larsen swam furi-
ously to the shore, Quaranta
and Miner left him to fend for
himself. They were out of the
water as soon as they heard
the word "shark."
When he reached dry
land, Larsen scaled the
Stump Hole rocks unaided
and peered at his left foot
for the first time since the
attack.
Not yet feeling any pain,
Larsen examined scores of
shark bites. He lay down in
the road as Jerry Grable's
car came into view.
"He's going to run over
me or he's going to stop,"


reasoned Larsen.
As Quaranta dialed
on Miner's cell phone, (
lifted Larsen into his c
After grappling
what he believed to
bull shark, Larsen str
to fend off the advan
Grable's dog, whose
tongue was poised to li
battered foot.
At the nearby S
Cove BP station, an
dant received Larsen
peroxide, bandages
blanket as he waited 'f
ambulance.
When the parar
arrived, they let Larsen
and watch the waves
departing for Bay M
Center.
When he saw a gr
kids headed for the
Larsen called out a wa
"Don't do it," he
"It's fun, but it hurts."


Tells All

At the hospital, he
9-1-1 received 22 stitches, some
Grable reaching all the way to the
ar. bone.
with Getting stitched up, said
be a Larsen, was "a 100 times
uggled worse than the shark itself."
ices of The stitches will sideline
gaping Larsen from soccer games in
ick his the immediate future, a fact
that causes him no small
scallop amount of anguish.
atten- "I got all my hair cut for
with soccer, too," he said. "Now I
and a can't play."
for the Soccer coach Andy Hayes
has joined Larsen's friends
medics in making light of Sunday's
i sit up incident, sending a mass e-
before mail to the soccer team that
medical recounts the "true cause" of
Larsen's injury.
oup of "He said I got mauled by
beach, a sea turtle while sunbath-
rning. ing in my Speedo," laughed
said. Larsen, who called the e-mail
a classic.


Port St. Joe High School junior John Larsen was bitten by a
shark on Sunday morning while surfing near the Stump Hole on
Cape San Bias. He has 22 stitches in his left foot and is expected
to make a full recovery.


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in a wheelchair on Tuesday,


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Larsen's friend Kevin Quaranta (right) was surfing near him when the shark attack occurred.


Inside the ambulance, a
medic tried in vain to attach
an I.V. while telling the
squeamish Larsen to keep
his mind on his girlfriend.
"Well Kevin's the clos-
est thing I've got," Larsen
joked. He was trying to keep
the conversation light for his
S"Kevin worried'r didmore
than anyone. That poor kid,"
Larsen remembered.


he said he planned on "get-
The shark attack will not ting in the water today."
prevent Larsen from surfing


"What are the chances of
getting bit twice? I'm sure it
can't be too much," he added
with a grin.
He already has plans to
purchase a pair of.black boo-
ties, lest a shark mistake his
feet for bait in the future.
Larsen is grateful to have
escaped without major injury
and is surprised at the atten-
tion his shark bite has gar-
nered.
The Panama City News
Herald printed his story on
Monday's front page and
he has been approached by
Pirate Radio for an on-air
interview.
In Tuesday's drama
class, a classmate suggested
that he negotiate with the
radio station for a deejaying
gig.
The idea struck Larsen
immediately as a winner.
"Dude, that'd be sick,"
he said.
In the next instant,
Larsen had his on-air han-
dle, which he delivered in his
best radio voice.
"This is Shark Bite
Johnny coming at you."


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Wewahitchka Commissioners Sign on to


Hospital
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Mayor Ray Dickens kept
to his word.
Dickens said early in
November that he would fol-
low the wishes of the peo-
ple of Wewahitchka when
it came time to take up
again an interlocal agree-
ment which is needed to
implement a half-cent sales
tax in the county the first of
January.
After citizens provided
that opinion during a special
workshop a couple of weeks
ago, Dickens had heard
what he needed. And during
Monday's regular bi-month-
ly meeting, Dickens joined
the majority in approving a
revised interlocal agreement,
tossing a new Sacred Heart
hospital back on the tracks
in a joint effort between the
county and municipalities.
That sales tax is aimed in
part at meeting the costs of
'treating the indigent, unin-
sured and uriderinsured
at the new Sacred Heart
Hospital to be built near
the Gulf/Franklin Center in
Poit St. Joe.
The sales tax was a
requirement in the agree-
ment between the county
and Sacred Heart in ,order,
to make the new hospital a
reality. The current sched-
ule has the hospital opening
sometime in the second half
of 2007, provided all permit-,
ting can be accomplished in
a timely fashion.


il Agreement
Meanwhile, when two expressed their, appro
minor changes were made "The tax is in place
to the interlocal agreement city manager Don Mir
by Port St. Joe city corn- "It can only be us
missioners and the issue of health care. The cit
county-wide voting erupted in the health care bu
into north-south tensions the county is." ,
during late October, Dickens The two minor cl
had suggested, that he made by Port St. Ji
and the Wewahitchka City commissioners nece
Commission might adopt a ed Wewahitchka office
new stance about signing revisit a document th
onto the agreement. already approved -
Specifically, 'he voiced .ensured Minchew's
the opinion that the hos- ment became reality.
pital should be built closer One change en
to Wewahitchka, on county- the board which would
owned land near Fleming's see 'distribution of t
Curve, and suggested that proceeds from seven t
the city may not opt to join members, ensuring
the county and Port St. Joe voice for both mun
in the hospital agreement. ties.
He said he would mail The second char
out surveys with water bills in black-and-white th
to poll citizen opinion, tax proceeds could o
But during a county used for health care fa
workshop two weeks. ago or programs in the co
several aspects of the issue Specifically, ifproj
came into sharper focus. prove accurate, there
First, with The St. Joe to be a sizable amo
Company donating the hos- money left after paym
pital land, the hospital site Sacred Heart for uni:
was all but set in stone. care which can be.u
SSecondly, the tax would create in Wewahitc
be implemented whether Federally Qualified
Wewhhitchka signed on, to Clinic (FQHC) similar
the interlocal agreement or already operating in I
not. Joe.
Finally, when asked by A site for that cli'
city commissioner 'Ralph been 'tentatively ide
Fisher if they supported on Hwy. 22 not far fri
the city being a party to U.S. Post Office.
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folks who packed the old federal' grant dollar
courtroom in Wewahitchka


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Elderly Seeks Donations, Applicants


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Ask the "retired" 'Jerry
Stokoe 'about the Christmas
program he coordinates for
the needy in, Gulf COjLM"i,
and he'll moive t the edge
of the chair with glint in his
eye.
Christmas for the Young
and Elderly is in full sway,
'which means, Stokoe's pas-
'sion is stoked as no other
time of the year.
"I love it," Stokoe said.
"Every door I've knocked on-
in (Gulf -County) has 'been
opened wide for me. I want
to pay back the community
that has done so much for
me.",
And when it comes to.
the holidays, the giving back
never stops, until perhaps
Dec. 26, when Stokoe can
take a deep breath and
start diverting his energy
into next year's program.
His outreach got an
early 'start this year with
more than 400 people who
might not otherwise enjoy
some turkey and dress-
ing receiving Thanksgiving
meals just this past week.


The Christmas for the
Young and Elderly, spon-
sored by the Gulf County,
Senior Citizens and the
program committee in con-
juin-Lion with the S.edvatin
Army. is off to a great start
toward its goal of serving
as many or more people
than the 1,200 who received
donations of food, clothing,
toys and other X-mas good-
ies and stocking stuffers.
"We've been' growing
steadily ever since" the pro-
gram took off seven or eight
years ago, Stokoe said.
This year, iii addition to
the needy
The program, though,
needs your help in the form
of donations of non-perish-
able food, new unwrapped
toys and clothing in all
sizes.
Donations can be
dropped off at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday.
Stokoe and his fellow
elves will also receive dona-
tions at the STAC House on
Eighth Street from 1-6 p.m.


ET on Dec. 5.
Distributions of dona-
tions in Port St. Joe will
take place from 1-6. p.m.
ET on Dec. 13 at the STAC
House.
Distribution in
Wewahitchka will take place
from 1-6 p.m. CT on Dec. 14
at the Community Center.
The following informa-
tion will be required for fam-
ilies requesting assistance
for children 1-18:
A photo identification.
* Social Security Cards for
all family members.
A cable/utility' bill.
Proof of income, a
check stub, etc. '
Rental/house payment'
receipt or other bills.
Senio- citizens need
only a photo identification.
Please call Stokoe
at 229-8440 or Sandy
Lieberman at 229-8466 for
further information.
"Twenty years at the
Senior Citizens Center has
showed me there is room
for compassion and help-
ing people who need help,"
Stokoe said.


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expand services and pro-
cedures, which Sacred
Heart has pledged, as
part of a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with
the county, St. Joe and the
Health Department, to help
facilitate with equipment
and personnel.
Fisher was not pres-
ent at Monday's meeting,
and the interlocal agree-
ment was approved 3-1 with
Commissioner Philip Gaskin,
who has opposed the agree-
ment from the start; dis-
senting.
In other business com-
ing out of Monday's meet-
ing:
Because the sched-
uled Dec. 26 Commission
meeting falls on the employ-
ee Christmas holiday, that
meeting has been postponed
until Thursday, Dec. 29.
Commissioners
approved a $100 Christmas
bonus for all employees.
Commissioners tabled
a decision on. the installa-
tion of a park model mobile
home by a local property
owner. Such models. of
mobile' homes are typically
not built to wind-test stan-
dards in Florida, but com-
missioners decided' to table
a decision, to secure more
'information s from county
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Sixty-threel
I'm not guessing here,
or exaggerating, embellishing
or making something up. I
counted them! And I'm writ-
ing this story down in late
November. December hasn't
even gotten here yet.
And my house is under
siege by mail order catalogs!
"Hickory Farms" is trying
to sell me smoked beef sau-
sages, flatbread crackers and
strawberry bon bons. "Winter
Silks" has long johns for me
in three different weights and
six scintillating colors. I can
get a young, investigator's
CSI Forensic Lab Kit from
"Hammacher Schlemmer" for
only $59.95. The required
three 9-volt and four D batter-
ies, however, are not included.
"Plow and Hearth" was offer-
ing an excellent deal on a
basket of pine cones..... They
obviously haven't seen my
back yard!
I just started really notic-
ing this phenomenon a couple
of weeks ago. So my collection
may not be as complete as
yours. I can't imagine where
the number of "gift: idea"
books will end up as we near
the Christmas season. I won-,
der if the Post Office appreci-
ates the business or bemoans
the .weight lifting classes they
must attend to be able to carry
all of these things around.
We're averaging four or
five a day! Who are these
people? How do they get my
addc'rss? Howiaiiy' toll free
numbers are out there? And
what makes them think Cathy
and I are waiting with bait-
ed breath for each and every
"flyer" that comes our way.
We got one Monday called
"Flax art and design". They
wanted me to buy a color-
ful doormat made from flip-
flop factory remnants that
otherwise would have gone
into a landfill. They were ask-
ing me to send them $39.00
plus shipping and handling
-for this "unique work of art".
People, I ain't making this
up! They also had mats made
out of recycled truck tires. I
figured if I needed a floor mat
that bad I had a couple of


The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, December 1, 2005


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by Kesley Colbert


Outhouse Material......


used P215.60R15's laying out
behind my old shed....
We got one today entitled
"Coldwater Creek". I scanned
thorough it 'rather quickly---i
wasn't nothing but women's
clothing, ladies jewelry and
some kind of cups that light
up when you place them on
your mantel. I couldn't fig-
ure out the title. It seems
they should have been sell-
ing mackinaw shirts, fleece
lined jackets, rubber boots
and fishing tackle.
All of these sales maga-
zines have a couple of things
in common. Each catalog
is chocked full of "innova-
tive GIFT ideas for everyone".-
They will "make you a deal"
.on shipping or "give you 10%
off" if you order a couple of
hundred buck's worth. They
remind you that shopping
with them keeps youi out of
the long lines at the busy
malls. Of course, the call is
toll free. And your "special
friend deserves a special gift"
that naturally just happens to
be ii the very catalog you are
holding in your little hand.
Amazing!
"Historic Aviation" sent us
a catalog. It was addressed
to me. Folks, when you get
past Orville and Wilber Wright
you've about covered all I
know in the historic aviation
line. I don't fly. I don't want to
fly. And I haven't spent much
time over the years keeping
up with those people who
do. I thought about calling
toll free and asking why in
Heaven's name did they waste
their time and money sending
me one of their catalogs.
'Course, I must admit I
did kind'a like the look of that
World War II P-38 Lighting. I
wa.,amazc,.. lat YQ. copld
still buy one. And I was .get-'
ting a little excited until Cathy
asked me where we were going
to park it....
Watches and bears seem
to be big this year; as are
noise reduction headphones
and sweatshirts that say "What
happens at Grandma's stays
at Grandma's". I was particu-
larly interested in the golf-ball
finding glasses. Leon said it
wouldn't help. "Where you hit
your golf balls," he intoned
with a straight face, "you need
either a snorkel and a mask
or a chainsaw."
I I'm on "Farmers Hot Line"
mailing list. I haven't pulled a
boll of cotton, clamped an
ear tag onto an unruly Black
Angus or drug a three-hitch


disc ihri~'-i-i a wet bottom
field in earnm-esi since 1965. 1
Ijust hope and pra' Lthe emer-
gence ol thii particular maga-
zint is not calling me back to
active dur'
I did see where I could
buy an Allis Chalmers trac-
tor. I was quite struck by that
ad---I thought they quit mak-
ing those machines right after
World War II. And they now
have right hand and left hand
augers for digging fence post
holes. Dad would love that.
His favorite thing in life was
to hand me or David Mark
those old post-hole diggers
with the admonition that "one
size fits all"!
How about the men's cloth-
irig catalogue that announces
right proudly on the very front'
that this is "The Season of
Cashmere"? I've heard of the
Year of the Tiger.....and the
Season of our Discontent.....
and the Dust Bowl Days.....
and Indian Summer.... and
the Four Seasons.... I just
never dreamed we were nam-
ing periods now after the inner
belly fur shed by a mountain
goat living in Mongolia.
And again, we were in
luck here in this "season of
cashmere", this magazine had
cashmere in all shapes, col-
ors and sizes. You could get a
stunning v-neck in watermelon
rust for only $298. People, I
could throw a worn-out horse
blanket around my shoulders
and be just as warm!
Amazing!
And I've just given you a
sample from a few of these
catalogs. I've still got 58 more
to read through! Shucks, we
haven't even ordered our pop-
corn yet. Or our grapefruit
slices.-Or. the scented gourmet
double-dipped chocolate chip
cookies.. I did see, where
"WolSfrman's" boasted of its
San Francisco Sourdough
Signature English Muffins. I
don't know about you---but it
ain't never crossed my mind
to mail order a hard biscuit
from San Francisco!
There are a few things left
in life that a man won't do!
And this whole magazine
"rush!" in the last year or two
shouldn't surprise any of us.
It is certainly not new. Shoot,
the idea has been around
since the late 1800's. They
just put it all in one book
back then.
It was called- the Sears
and Roebuck Catalogue.....
Respectfully,
Kes


Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Making Amends, Help for the

Needy and Votes on the Beach


We'll acknowledge up
front we dropped the ball.
Rather, I dropped the ball.
Last week I had informa-
tion to put in the paper about
a fun time to be had by all
this Thursday night at the
Centennial Building. It never
made it to newsprint.
My gaffe is all the more
maddening because the event
serves a cause for which I
am a champion Habitat for
Humanity.
On Thursday, the local
chapter will hold a "Thanks
for Giving" celebration, with
music, refreshments and just
plain ol' fun.
The event starts at 7 p.m.
and among other activities
- including the music and
singing of Dana and Charlie
Black will be the'opportu-
nity to meet the Kings, David,
Rebecca and their children,


who are Habitat's partner
family for the organization's
first home to,be built in Gulf
County.
Well, all that information
should have been in last week
and amidst the 44 pages of
newspaper, I plumb over-
looked the thing.
An oversight that should
never have occurred, not only
because that's not what com-
munity newspapers set out to
accomplish, but also because
I was privileged enough to
cover and participate in the
first two home-construc-
tion events for Habitat for
Humanity of Bay County.
My forehead has become
badly bruised from all the
slaps I've administered the
past week.
So, my apologies to
Tracy Melvin, Loretta Costin,
Gail Alsobrook and all of the


many others who volunteer
their time in trying to provide
affordable homes to families
seeking to set down roots in
Gulf County but who often
lack the means to do so.
Not only do you have my
deepest apologies; you also
have my deepest respect for
the work you do.
STRAPS OF HELP
The Department of
Children and Families has
announced that Gulf County
residents could be eligible
for assistance under the
State Temporary Recovery
Assistance Program (STRAP),
which provides one-time
assistance of up to $1,000 to
needy families.
The DCF is taking
applications at the Port St.
Joe Service Center, 201
Monument Avenue, on Nov.
30 and Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8
and 9.
Applications will be taken
each of those days from 8
a.m. until 6 p.m. ET.
This is one-time assis-
tance it must be stressed and
to be eligible applicants must
meet the following criteria:
Household income
equal to or less than 200
percent of the federal poverty
level. For example, that would


$2,682 or less per month for
a family of three.
Assets of no more than
$2,000 at the time of applica-
tion. (Cash and bank accounts
only; boats, automobiles and
homes are excluded).
Live in a household
with \one or more children
under age 18, or under age
19 and a full-time student in
a secondary school or with
an equivalent level of voca-
tional or technical training
schools.
Folks cannot receive
temporary cash assistance -
(TCA) and STRAP at the
same time.
Documents to estab-
lish identity and residency;
includes a driver's license,
utility bill, tax records or
other government documents
with name and address.
QUANTIFYING THE
CHALLENGE
I wrote in this space last
week about our web polls
which we have used to take
the pulse on' everything from
whether Florida State's foot-
ball team would be an elite
team buzz, we're wrong to
whether people wanted to pay
an extra half-cent sales tax as
part of a deal to bring a new
Sacred Heart hospital to Port


St. Joe, which didn't exactly
garner what would be called
a mandate.
But our most recent poll
is an eye-popper no matter
how parsed and underscores
the challenge ahead for pro-
ponents for using taxpayer
dollars, be they secured from
the state or through a spe-
cial taxing district, to rebuild
the beaches of the peninsula.
The sheer numbers are the
first exclamation point.
The half-cent sales tax
question and, ironically,
the question about Florida
State's football team return-
ing to elite status, both gar-
nered more than 400 votes;
really a pretty substantial
number given that the num-
ber of folks who bother to
vote on such questions is but
a fraction of the people who
read the paper online.
But when, over the past
two weeks, we asked "Should
taxpayer money go to restor-
ing the beaches on St. Joseph
Peninsula?" there was a veri-
table rush to the ballot box.
As of Monday morn-
ing, more than 3,000 votes
- nearly eight times the previ-
ous high total had weighed
in on the subject, with "no"
votes out-running "yes" votes


by more than 10 to 1.
This certainly isn't sci-
entific and offers no editorial
comment on a subject which
had until Tuesday's special
meeting consumed more
than six hours of County
Commission meetings and
workshops.
What it points out,
though, is the struggle ahead
for the Beach Advisory
Committee as the members
of that group which seem to
grow by the week attempt
to formulate if and how to
address beaches which are
considered among the worst
eroding in,the state.
What the poll also shows,
just as the workshops and
Commission meetings of the
past few weeks have demon-
strated, is there remain more
riddles than a Batman comic
book to resolve and a divi-
sion within the county which
makes the north-south ten-
sions seem like a love-fest.
And there is really no end
in sight for this discussion,
which one person noted last
week is likely to be around
for years to come.
Three thousand votes
would seem a mighty fine
quantifier.


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Protecting Wetlands Forever



Through Ecosystem Planning


By Peter S. Rummell
Do you know the Gulf
Coast's largest city south of
Tampa? Is it Sarasota? Ft.
Myers? Naples?
The answer is Cape Coral,
a city that was not even a cross
roads on maps in 1950.
So,-what about Northwest
Florida where St. Joe is the
largest landbwner? It's a region
on the map already for sure,
but what will its map look like
50 years from now? That's
something we think about a
great deal.
As a public company, we
have a responsibility to our
shareholders to increase the
value of our land. But as a
business -- and as a neighbor -
we recognize that the best way
to increase the value of our land
is to protect its environmentally
special qualities, and plan
thoughtfully and carefully for
the long term.
During the past seven
years, St. Joe has worked'
with responsible national
environmental groups such
as The Nature Conservancy
and the Audubon Society, as
well as local environmental
experts, such as the Bay
Environmental Study Team,
to protect more than 160,000
acres (250. square miles)- of
environmentally special land
forever.
St. Joe believes
environmental protection
and long-term planning are
essential to protect the quality
of life in Northwest Florida.
Approximately 1,200 people
move to Florida each day,
a trend that is predicted to
increase over time. We can't
stop this migration, we can't
wish it away, but we can plan
for it.
Four years ago, St. Joe
began working with the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
the Florida Department of
Environmental Pirotection,


the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, the National Marine
Fisheries Service and the U.S.
Environmental Protection
Agency to develop a large-
scale, long-term approach
to development permitting
that would incorporate what
has been long-sought by
environmental experts: broad
ecosystem conservation which
would vastly improve efforts
to protect water resources and
wildlife habitats.
Developed with.
substantial public input, the
first result of this effort was
a Regional General Permit for
,approximately 48,0'00 acres in
Walton and Bay counties. The
purpose was three-fold: 1)
To protect the 19 sub-basins
of an important watershed,
2) To protect approximately
33,000 acres, or 50 .square
miles, of wetlands forever, and
3) To identify, in advance, the
approximately 15,000 acres
within the area suitable for
development.
So why did several
groups, including the National
Resources Defense Council
(NRDC) and the Sierra Club, go
'to court to stop the use of this
Regional General Permit? We
don't know. However, a federal
judge issued a temporary
injunction, and Florida may
lose the benefits that would
result from this important
ecosystem planning effort.
Unfortunately, this
challenge by NRDC and the
Sierra Club focuses solely
on the federal permitting
process and paperwork, and
completely loses sight of the
environment.
Their efforts certainly
do not stop development. In
fact, the court, in its ruling,
specifically stated the older
piecemeal approach, -called
Individual Permits, remains
available for St, Joe, and
others.


But this is same piecemeal
approach to permitting and
environmental protection that
has resulted in the small,
isolated man-made ponds
and wetlands dotting much of
Florida's landscape. Many are
treated as hazards, surrounded
by chain-link "fences creating
blight where there should
be beauty. Is this truly the-
plaintiff's intended result?

These are broad issues:
Do we want to plan and
protect the environment
for the long term, 'or do we
want to see uncoordinated,
piecemeal development? Does
the lawsuit send a message
to landowners that there are
penalties for comprehensive
planning for the protection of
the environment?
If the plaintiffs win
this case, they will block
.implementation of long-
range, broad-scale ecosystem
conservation in Northwest
Florida. We have a great
opportunity better results than in the past,
results .that environmental
advocates have sought for.
years.
In St. Joe's view, the
priority should be to protect
the wetlands that are Important
to the overall environmental
health of the region.. That
can only be assured through
comprehensive planning
that positions environmental
protection in advance of
development.
Albert Einstein once said
that insanity is doing the same
thing over and over again and'
expecting a different result. We
simply cannot repeat what was
done in other parts of Florida
and expect a better outcome.
Peter S. Rummell is
chairman and, CEO of The St.
Joe Company (NYSE: JOE).
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Dear Editor:
Governor Jeb Bush,
recently invited Florida K-
12 students to participate in.
the Governor's annual Black
History Month "Remembering
the Past, Celebrating the
Future" essay contest.
The essay contest is the
first in a month-long schedule
of events to commemorate
Florida's African American
heritage. The theme of the essay
contest is "What Impact has an
African American Athlete from
Florida Had on My Life?"
'African American athletes
are amongthe manytrailblazers
that have contributed to our
state and nation," Gov. Bush
said at the time. "This annual
essay contest gives children
across the state the opportunity
to learn more about the
contributions of Florida's
African-American athletes,
allows them to showcase their
creativity and rewards them
for their talent."
To be sure students of
Florida observe and participate
in the annual Black History
Month observance in February
of 2006. Governor Bush
announced early in November
his first activity of the month.
SOf course, it seems that
one would be excited to have
a governor who is sensitive to
the plight of blacks, but this
.blurb had the opposite effect;
it caused intense indignity to
us. We are appalled that this
activity was chosen to express
his awareness and concern.
The intent had the ring of
insincerity.
Before continuing stating
our case, it is important that
a disclaimer be inserted. We
affirm that .many athletes are
decent and worthy to be role
models. We also recognize
that this contest is open to all
students. We are also aware
that a healthy active structural
program has merit. Also,
youth church leagues are to be
commended because they tend
to encourage moral character.
Our indignation is stirred
by how young black boys are
impacted in a negative way as
a result of organized school
sports programs.
Ten reasons why we are
adamantly opposed to this
topic for research and essay
are:
Encouragement of
research on a black athlete, i
overkill. Sports are given too
much attention.


Students are recruited
for competitive sports before
they are mature enough to
understand.
Too much time is devoted
to practice and play.
Students who play
sports usually neglect other
areas of civic and spiritual
development.
Academic students may
not feel motivated to write
about an athlete.
The misnomer that, "The
only things blacks are good at
are sports" is given credence.
by this assignment.
Doctors, lawyers,
engineers, politicians,
preachers, teachers, social
workers, astronauts,
pharmacists and other
professionals should be
researched instead of athletes.
All famous sports
persons don't act respectful
and this sends the wrong
message to young men.
*Every black child needs
to understand that there are
more important things in life
than Monday night baseball
and Friday night football. -
The motivation for black
boys to become superstars is
fame and fortune, neither of
which instills moral character.


Our. opinion may soLud
like a lot of foolishness or
a whimsical notion, but our
conclusion is based on years
of intense observation. This
is what we see daily: young
black men, many of whom
were top-notch sportsmen in
high school, now ill-equipped
to function in average daily
life situations. Too often
marketable skills are lacking
and it appears there is no
aspiration" for improvement.
This is a direct result of our'
small-town sports culture. ,
We, would like that every
boys and girl be motivated
to experience the' American
dream by exposure to realistic
ways of accomplishing such..
The, false notion that all you
have to do is excel in sports to
become rich and famous is so
misleading.
We agree, the idea of
an essay and research .was
good, but' not enough thought.
and consultation was given
to -the proper method for
implementing. the desire
results.
Chester, Jr., and Maxine
Gant
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Comprehensirin it co veun Plan Nears Completion



Comprehensive Plan Nears Completion


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The comprehensive plan
is not. yet comprehensive,
but will be ready for board
approval at next week's Port
St. Joe city commission
meeting.
Marina Pennington, a,
city appointee tasked with
assembling the updated
comprehensive' plan,
presented the board with
a summary of her work
thus far at Monday's public
workshop.
The city's current
plan, adopted in 1990, had

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undergone no major revisions
when an assessment intended
to determine the plan's
effectiveness was conducted
in 1998.
Despite the
recommendations of the
assessment, the necessary
amendments were not made.
The new comprehensive
plan will be a blueprint for
growth and development in
Port St. Joe over the next 15
years.
The plan features an
updated land use map that
reflects recent annexations to
the south and the WindMark


beach development.
The land use map
contains simplified land use
categories and the addition
of a new mixed-use category,
which Pennington said would
"encourage people to live and
work and play in the same
place."
The mixed-use
designation can umbrella up
to three land use categories
and the city can apply the
designation to any future
annexed property.
To protect against
future development that may
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areas, the plan features
a Coastal Management
Element, which allows for the
protection and conservation
of wetlands, coastal barriers
and wildlife habitats.
A Local Mitigation
Strategy (LMS) will serve to
identify weaknesses in the
city's emergencymanagement
operations and outline steps
toward making Port St.
Joe a "disaster resistant
community."
Florida statutes currently
require communities to
prepare a post-disaster
redevelopment plan to reduce
or eliminate the exposure
of citizens and property to
natural disasters.
Pennington noted that
most Florida communities
have not yet adopted a post-
disaster' redevelopment plan,
despite the state mandate.
She encouraged the city
to develop short- and long-
term strategies that would
facilitate the post-disaster
recovery process.
"If anything these past
two (hurricane) seasons have
taught us, it's we need to be
prepared," Pennington said.
Pennington has not yet
completed a data analysis on
the plan's Housing Element,
but she has identified
affordable housing as an
issue. that merits further
attention. '4
In2000, 179 homeowners
shelled out more than 30
percent of their income to
pay their mortgage. A 2020
projection put the number
at 255.
Pennington noted that
the projection is based on
2000 data, and with the
recent escalation in property
values, she believes the
number of cost-burdened
homeowners may be even
higher.
Dannie Bolden, of the
Affordable Housing Coalition,
has suggested that the city
adopt an Affordable Housing
Incentive Ordinance that
would provide developers
with density bonuses,
.expedited permitting and fee
reductions if they agreed to
construct affordable housing
in Port St. Joe.
In identifying programs
that would promote
affordable housing in the
community, Pennington said
she welcomed the opinions of
experts such as Bolden.
: Pennington has enlisted
the help of Preble Rish in
compiling the comprehensive


plan's Infrastructure
Element, which will identify
needs and demands for
potable water, sewer, solid
waste and storm water
management in the county.
Preble Rish vice president
Bill Kennedy reported that
he was working closely with
Gulf County Solid Waste
director Joe- Danford and
was "making pretty good
headway."
He asked the board to
.consider defining a service
area for water and sewer
customers in and outside the
city limits.
If the board approves
the comprehensive plan at
next Tuesday's meeting,
Pennington will submit the
final draft for review by
the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA).
DCA will have 60 days
to review the plan, and may
either approve the plan or
generate an Objections,
Recommendations,
Comments Report (ORC)


outlining the portions of
the plan that need further
amending.
To fend off the
dreaded ORC, Pennington
recommended that the board
send the various elements of
the comprehensive plan to the
appropriate state agencies -
the Transportation Element
to the Florida Department
of Transportation, etc. and
ask for a courtesy review,
usually completed in two to
three weeks.
The city can then amend
the comprehensive plan
accordingly before sending
the final draft to DCA.
Pennington said she has
worked closely with the DCA
and other state agencies
since she began the project,
and is confident that the
comprehensive plan will be
approved.
She hoped to see the
plan adopted before July 1,
2006.


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Upcoming Basketball Schedules


2005-2006 Port St. Joe High School Boys Basketball Schedule

Nov. 18 Fri. Chipola Away
(Tip-Off Classic)
Nov. 19 Sat. Chipola Away
(Tip-Off Classic)
Nov. 29 Tues. Bay Away 6:30/8 p.m.
Dec. 3 Sat. Graceville Home 4:30/6 p.m.
Dec. 6 Tues. Mosley Home 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9 Fri. 'Liberty Home 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 Fri. Santa Rosa shoot-out Away 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 17 Sat. Santa Rosa shoot-out Away 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 21-23 Wed-Fri. Gulf County Classic Home TBA
Dec. 26-30 Mon.-Fri. Bay High Tourney Away TBA
Jan. 5 Thurs. Wewahitchka Away 6/8:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 Sat. Apalachicola Home 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 Tues. Mosley -.- Away 6:30/8 p.m.
Jan. 13 Fri. West Gadsden Home 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 Sat. Rutherford Home 4:30/6 p.m.,
Jan. 17 Tues. Wewahitchka Home 6:30/8 p.m.
(Upward Night)
Jan. 20 Fri. Blountstown Home 6:30/8 p.m.
Jan. 21 Sat. Apalachicola Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Tues. Liberty Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 Fri. West Gadsden Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 Tues. Bay Home 6/7:30 p.m.
(Senior Night)
Feb. 3 Fri. Graceville Away 5:30/7 p.m.
Feb. 7 Tues. Semifinals' Home TBA
Feb. 11 Sat. Finals Home TBA
Feb. 16 Thurs. Region Quarters TBA
Feb. 21 Tues. Region Semifinals TBA
Feb. 25 Sat. Region Finals, TBA
March 2 Thurs. State Semifinals Lake- TBA
land
March 4 Sat. State Finals Lakeland TBA


2005-2006 Port St. Joe High School Girls Basketball Schedule

Nov. 22- Tues. Sqnads Away 5 p.m.
Nov. 28 Mon. Blountstown Home 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 Tues. Mosley Away 5 p.m.
Dec. 2 Fri. Blountstown Away 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 Tues. Liberty County Away 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 Thurs. West Gadsden Home 6:30 p.m.
Dec.'9 Fri. Marianna Home 6 p.m.
Dec. 12 Mon. Sneads Home 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 Thurs. Apalachicola Away 6 p.m.
Dec. 20 Tues. Cottondale Away 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 Thurs. Wewahitchka Away 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 Fri. Paxton Home 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 Sat. Apalachicola Home 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Mon. Liberty County Home 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 Tues. Rutherford Home 6 p.m.
Jan. 13 Fri. Marianna Away 6 p.m.
Jan.1-7 Tues. Wewahitchka Home 7 p.im.
Jan.-19 Thurs. West aGdsdenr" Away 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 Fri. Mosley Home 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 Thurs. Rutherford Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 2 Thurs. District Semifinals Wewahitchka TBA
Feb. 4 Sat. District Final Wewahitchka TBA


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Nov. 15/17 Tues./Thurs. Preaseason Classic Away 7:30 p.m.
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Nov. 22 Tues. Rutherford Home 6 p.m.
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Dec. 1 Thurs. Bozeman Home 5:30/7 pm.
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Dec. 2 Fri. Sneads Away 4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
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Dec. 6 Tues. Covenant Chr. Home 6/7:30 p.m.
(Varsity Girls, Varsity
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Dec. 8 Thurs. Liberty Co. Away 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(Boys JV, Varsity Girls,
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Dec. 9 Fri. Carrabelle Home 6:30/8 p.m.'
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Dec. 13 Tues. Quincy L.C. Home 6 p.m.
(Varsity Girls)
Dec. 15 Thurs. West Gadsden Home 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
Varsity Boys)
Dec. 16 Friday Bozeman Away 5:30/7 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Boys)
Dec. 19 Mon. Blountstown Away 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
Varsity Boys)
Dec. 20 Tues. Altha Home 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
Varsity Boys)
Jan. 5 Thurs. St. Joe Home 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
Varsity Boys)
Jan. 6 Fri. Robert F. Munroe Home 5/6:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Boys)
Jan. 10 Tues. Altha Away 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
Varsity Boys)
Jan. 11 Wed. West Gadsden Away 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
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Jan. 12 Thurs. Rutherford Away 6 p.m.
(Varsity Girls)
Jan. 17 Tues. St. Joe Away 4/5:30/7 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
Varsity Boys)
Jan. 19 Thurs. Liberty Co. Home 5/6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
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Jan. 20 Fri. Carrabelle Away 6/7:30 p.m.
(Varsity Girls, Varsity
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Jan. 24 Tues. Sneads Home 5/6/7:30
(JV Boys, Varsity Girls,
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Jan. 26 Thurs. Blountstown Home 6/7:30 p.m.
(JV Boys, Varsity Boys)
Jan. 27 Fri. Blountstown Home 6 p.m.
(Varsity Girls)
Jan. 31 Tues. Quincy L.C. Home 6 p.m.
(Varsity Girls)
Feb. 3 Fri. RF Munroe Away 5/6:30 p.m.
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ment
Feb. 9-11 Thurs./Sat. Boys District Tourna- Away TBA
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Boys Soccer Notches District Points, Girls



Open District Season This Week


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It was a mixed week
for the Port St. Joe soccer
teams over the holidays,
as the boys emerged unde-
feated from three games
while the girls split a pair
of contests on the road.
The boys (now 3-1-1) opened
the stretch with a 1-1 tie
against West Gadsden in
their first district contest of
the season.
Kurtis Krum scored the
Sharks goal on an assist
from Alex Flanagan in a game


which Coach Tom Curry said
was well-played with plenty
of scoring opportunities but
superior work by both goal-
ies.
Mica Ashcraft and Will
Just provided the difference
last Monday as the Sharks
edged host Marianna 2-1.
Ashcraft scored Port St. Joe's
first goal, with an assist
from Adam Footlik, and then
assisted as Just scored the
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"physical" game behind solid
goaltending from Hunter
Garth and Sam Ellmer, who
alternated in the net.
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play the next night as the
visiting Sharks blasted
Bozeman 7-1.
Carlos Castillo opened
the scoring with an unas-
sisted goal followed by one
from Just, with an assist
from Jimmy Curry.
Just added a second
goal later in the opening half
before Zeke Stevens, with an'
assist from Jimmy Curry,
made it 4-0.
Just made it a hat trick
minutes later, set up by
a pass from Ashcraft and
Kurtis Krum netted an unas-
sisted goal in the second half.
Alex Flanagan, with Ashcraft
providing his third assist,
completed the scoring for the
Sharks, Bozeman putting in
its only goal in the final min-
utes of the game.
That was due in large
measure, Coach Curry noted,
to the outstanding play in
goal of Ellmer, who made a
particularly stunning stop on
a penalty kick.
The first penalty kick,
which Ellmer stopped, was
replayed because Ellmer
moved in front of the goal
line prior to the ball being



State Title

and the third title in school
history. The Sharks will face
the winner of Friday night's
semifinal, game between
defending lA state champion
Fort Meade (8-4) and visiting
Miami Bay Point (7-3).
Both Palmer and Port
St. Joe principal Duane
McFarland wouldn't rule out
the possibility that University
Christian officials would file
a court injunction in order to
persuade a judge to overturn
or delay the FHSAA ruling.
"Coach Palmer is going
on a day-to-day basis as
if he's playing the game,"
McFarland said. "They've got
(players) coming in at 9:30
a.m. Thanksgiving morning
for practice. I think it's a very
sound approach to do that."
Palmer said his play-
ers were elated when they
learned the news after prac-
tice on Tuesday. He said he
had to remind his players
not to get too excited until all
proceedings have run their
course.
"It's not etched in stone
until that actually occurs,"
Palmer said. "With kids, it's
hard. The first thing is they're
happy and certainly excited,
but at the same time we have


kicked. On the ensuing kick,
Coach Curry said, Ellmer
was horizontal to the ground
when he managed to tip the
ball away from the net.
"It was a beautiful stop,"
Coach Curry said. "It was
quite remarkable. That was
my highlight of the game."
The boys finally come
back home to play 5 p.m. on
Tuesday against Lynn Haven
Mosley at Shark Stadium.
The Sharks will travel to
Wakulla on Thursday and


to maintain our focus and
prepare. With that excited
energy and stuff, well try
to get things done gearing'
toward University. It will be
tough the next day or so."
McFarland said it's an
inconvenience for coaches,
players, parents and fans to
be forced into a wait-and-see
-approach, but he was quick
to say that it didn't com-
pare with the anguish that
people associated with teams
at North Florida Christian
in Tallahassee and Father
Lopez in Daytona Beach.
University Christian
ousted Father Lopez with
a 25-14 victory in the first
round of the Region .1-2A
playoffs, and the Fighting
Christians advanced to the
state semifinals when they
rallied for a 24-22 victory
over North Florida Christian
in the regional finals.
"I've been involved with
coaching for several years,
and I've never seen anything
like this," McFarland said.
"It's kind of odd that this is
going on and how a team
can play a full season and
two playoff games and all of
a sudden have an ineligible
player. It looks to me like it


host John Paul II at 2 p.m. at
Shark Stadium on Saturday.
GIRLS
The Lady Sharks (2-3)
downed host Marianna 2-1
on Nov. 17 behind goals from
Samantha Plessinger and
Courtney Hermsdorfer.
Angela Canington was
stellar in goal, turning away
11 Marianna shots.
A road game to Bozeman
last Tuesday did not turn out
as well, though, as the Lady
Sharks were fell 8-3 under a


would have been known."
Asked if he believed
University Christian coach-
es were aware of the trans-
gression, McFarland said, "I
think that's been verified."
Palmer. said it likely
wasn't feasible for Father
Lopez and North Florida
Christian to schedule a game
and then place the winner in
a matchup with Port St. Joe.
"At this point, with
Father Lopez being out over
a week and North Florida
ending its season, it would
take two days of practice and
two days to prepare, and I
don't know if we could play a
game," he said.
Palmer said he and his
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Kate 'Shoaf and Emily
Baxley netted goals and
Elizabeth Gibson converted
a penalty kick to complete
the Lady Shark scoring.
Port St. Joe, which
opened' the season with a 7-
0 victory over Walton, opens
district play 7 p.m. Tuesday
with a game against Sneads
at Shark Field and hosts
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elimination of a state semifi-
nal game in front of a home
crowd, but he also realized
that the Sharks won't have
to risk a loss that would have
derailed their hopes of win-
ning a state championship.
"I think that from the
standpoint of competing,
yeah, we're disappointed in
that regard," he said. "But
we're excited to have the
opportunity. Football play-
ers and football teams want
to compete, but I think we're
excited to have the opportu-
nity that's been given to us at
this point."
Tim Croft of The Star in
Port St. Joe contributed to this
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

That the Gulf County Board Of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of ordinances with the following titles:
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE CAPE SAN BLAS GULFSIDE BEACHFRONT
MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT (THE "MSTU"); DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES
OF THE MSTU; TO ANNUALLY LEVY AD VALOREM,TAXES WITHIN THE MSTU TO
PROVIDE BEACH EROSION CONTROL AND RENOURISHMENT SERVICES, FACILI-
TIES AND PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A PLEDGE OF THE MSTU AD VALOREM TAX
REVENUES TO THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT WHEN APPROVED BY THE ELECTORS OF
THE MSTU AS PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF DEBT
UPON REFERENDUM APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

And
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE CAPE SAN BLAS GULFSIDE INTERIOR MU-
NICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT (THE "MSTU"); DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF
THE MSTU; TO ANNUALLY LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES WITHIN, THE MSTU TO PRO-
VIDE BEACH EROSION CONTROL AND RENOURISHMENT SERVICES, FACILITIES AND
PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A PLEDGE OF THE MSTU AD VALOREM TAX REVENUES
TOTHE RETIREMENT OF DEBT WHEN APPROVED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE MSTU
AS PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF DEBT UPON
REFERENDUM APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

And
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE CAPE SAN BLAS BAYSIDE MUNICIPAL SER-
VICE TAXING UNIT (THE "MSTU"); DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MSTU;
AUTHORIZING THE MSTU TO ANNUALLY LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES WITHIN THE
MSTU TO PROVIDE BEACH EROSION CONTROL AND RENOURISHMENT SERVICES,
FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A PLEDGE OF THE MSTU AD VALOREM
TAX REVENUES TO THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT WHEN APPROVED BY THE ELECTORS
OF THE MSTU AS PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF
DEBT UPON REFERENDUM APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE:

The public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioner's meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. in the County
Commissioner's meeting 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
Ordinances. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need
a record of the proceedings made which would include any evidence upon which
the appeal is to based. In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
'needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact Lynn Stephens Administrative Assistant, County Administrator's office
at (850) 229-6111, at least two days prior to' the date of the hearing.
A copy of the proposed Ordinances are available for inspection on weekday
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. E.S.T., and 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the office 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.
ATTEST: REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
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The Port St. Joe Police
Department is committed
to promoting safety for
all citizens. Port St. Joe
Police Department's goal is
to ensure everyone using
the highway and roadway
system may do so safely
and to provide a deterrent
for those who violate laws.
Enforcement is a tool to
facilitate the achievement
of this safety. Recognizing
that alcohol is consistently
involved in many crashes
resulting in. a fatality
mandates unwavering
attention. Reducing death


and injury associated with
impaired drivers is one of the
most important objectives.
The State of Florida, Gulf
County and the City of Port
St. Joe provide the roadway
as a benefit to the public
at large. Accordingly, these
agencies seek to safeguard all
drivers through the use of a
non-intrusive checkpoint to
detect and remove impaired
drivers from the road.
The use of the Roadside
Safety Checkpoint, public
education and enforcement
are combined to achieve
and enhance the reduction


in deaths and injuries
caused by impaired vehicle
operators. These law
enforcement agencies are
dedicated to aggressive
DUI law enforcement. Zero
tolerance of DUI continues
to be a top priority in traffic
law enforcement.
The Port -St. Joe
Police Department will be
conducting DUI Sobriety
Checkpoints on Highway 98,
Highway 22 and Highway 71
throughout this year in effort
to maintain a safe driving
environment for all drivers.


Port St. Joe Police Department News Report


On November 17,
Twala E. Tiller, age 29, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
for violation of court ordered
probation. Tiller' was on
probation for possession
of cocaine' with intent to
distribute and possession
of marijuana with intent to
distribute. Tiller violated her
probation by testing positive
for cocaine. Tiller was
arrested and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On November 18, James
R. Heath age 38 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for driving
under the influence and
refusal to submit to a lawful
breath test.. Heath was
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On November 19,
Michael L. Quinn, age 39,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for driving with a suspended'
license. Quinn gave officers
a false name and date of
birth and was charged with
giving false information to
law enforcement. Quinn
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first.


appearance.
On November 21,
Antwoine D.. Allen, age 29,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
on a Bay County warrant
for failing to appear on a
charge of driving with a
suspended license. Allen
was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Plenty of John Hancocks
were affixed to legal docu-
ments on Tuesday as the
City of Port St. Joe, the coun-
ty and The St. Joe Company
finalized significant deals.
The city closed *on the
long-pending land swap with
The St. Joe Co. in which the
city gains ownership of sev-
eral parcels between Frank
Pate Park and The St. Joe
Marina and the company
gains the deed to several par-
cels adjacent to the marina
facility.
The deal has long been
trumpeted as a winner for
:both sides.
St. Joe, which was
'essentially exercising early
.a clause contained in its
lease agreement with the
city,. gains access to lands
which will allow the company
'to enhance and grow the
-marina.
The city, once debt from
,the original purchase of the
, marina is paid, nets just over
,$2 million and gains owner-
.ship of nearly all the land,
between thoe Frank Pate Park
boat ramp and the marina.
-The hope is to ultimately
,construct a walking trail
from the Coastal Sunset Grill
property to the marina and,
in the long-run, a redevel-
oped mill site.
The city and county also
finally affixed the requisite
signatures to an agreement
which puts the finishing
brush strokes to the city's
annexation- of the second
phase of WindMark Beach.
During an emergency
meeting called immediately
'following a special meeting
'on Tuesday afternoon, coun-
ty commissioners appeared
inclined to authorize their
attorney to challenge the
annexation in court.
The 30-day window for


Signs

challenging the proposed
annexation was due to expire
Dec. 1.
County commissioners
were concerned because they
had yet to see a final agree-
ment and wished to ensure
the concept they had agreed
upon had been set in enforce-
able black and white.
But a final agreement,
finished just this week, was
produced at commissioners'
request the same which the
Port St. Joe city commission
had already agreed to with
minor changes and county
commissioners approved not
taking the matter to court
provided the document they
had in front of them was
signed by noon Wednesday.
The.county gains a series
of concessions regarding ser-
vices provided by the city
while the city gains a major
boost in future tax base in
receipts.
City of Port St. Joe May6r
Frank Pate and County
Commission Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. signed the
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West of the recommended
parkway.
The alternate corridors
were an attempt to ease
public concern, voiced by
Tim Stein at last week's
county commission meeting,
that the masts of sailboats
would not clear the pro-
posed Wetappo Creek bridge,
which he also believed would
impede hurricane evacua-
tion out of the area.
Public input will be an
essential component of the
PD&E study. PBS&J repre-
sentatives encouraged those
in attendance to share their
concerns with the engineers
and complete a comment
sheet.
Once all alternatives are
developed, PBS&J will con-
duct a comparative evalua-
tion of the social, economic
and environmental factors


associated with each.
Because much of the
proposed corridor traverses
undeveloped, environmen-
tally sensitive areas, the
PD&E Study must evaluate
all roadway alignment alter-
natives according to National
Environmental Protection
Act (NEPA) requirements.
The PD&E study may
take three to four years to
complete, and a subsequent
Environmental Impact
Statement will detail the
study's findings.
PBS&J will work with
the Florida Department of
Transportation to determine
the corridor's final width.
As proposed, the cor-
ridor will be a two-lane
highway, with enough right-
of-way to build a four-lane
highway in the future.
The engineering firm


plans to provide a visual
of the proposed corridor,
along with the results of
the comparative evaluations
and a cost breakdown, at an
Alternatives Public Meeting
some time next year.
After all public com-
ments have been heard and
Opportunity Florida and the
FDOT approve the project,
PBS&J will finalize the park-
way's design and produce
construction plans.
Through its partnership
with FDOT, Opportunity
Florida secured an ini-
tial $25 million in federal
funds for the project. Woods
expects the total cost to be
roughly $150 million.
Once the design is final-
ized, right-of-way acquisition
will take an additional one
to two years, with phased
construction expected to


At Monday night's kick-off, project director Rosemary Woods, of the firm PBS&J, (right) listens to
the concerns of local residents as they examine a rendering of the proposed parkway.


take a minimum of 10 years, flow of goods and people to
assuming that additional the area.
funding sources arrive. She asked those in
Woods believes the attendance to be patient as
parkway will facilitate the 'PBS&J entered the project's
parkway will facilitate the


next, crucial phase.'
"Don't think we've disap-
peared and we're not coming
back to tell you what we're
doing," she said.


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The "Christmas for Kids and Elders" program just keeps
getting bigger and better.
Last year's goal was set for $20,000 in toys, food, clothes
and donations, and the program was expanded to include elderly
men and women in the community.
"4 ?' "Thanks to the "big-
S hearted" generosity of
.. the wonderful people in
Gulf County and Mexico
Beach, last year's goal of
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The Gulf County
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100 % of all gifts received will be distributed and The Star are joining
to the children and adults served through the
program, together as major sponsors
of this year's community-
wide program. The Salvation Army is also a major partner and
contributor to the success of this program.
On the anniversary of the 6th year of the Christmas
program a goal of $30,000 in gifts, clothes, donations and food has
been set. The new challenge for Christmas 2005 is to help the 200
or so families that are currently displaced in this area as a result of
Hurricane Katrina.
Donations may be mailed to the Gulf County Senior Citi-


zens, 120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Donations may
also be dropped off at Ramseys' at 209 Reid Avenue in downtown
Port St. Joe.
All donations are tax deductible and should be received
prior to December 21st in order to complete the program. New
toys will also be accepted at the drop off points. Drop off points are
Ramseys' Printing & Office Products and the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Building during business hours, or the STAC House (on
December 6th 1 6 p.m.). For more information please call Jerry
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was devoted to roughly four
dozen speakers some ris-
ing more than once who
hashed the proposal sitting
before commissioners and
the many unknowns that
remained.
When, last Tuesday, a 2-
2 vote Traylor and Williams
in support still left the
MSTU nowhere, a special
meeting was requested in
order to allow Commissioner
Jerry Barnes, unable to
attend the meeting, to vote
on the issue.
Time is pressing for pro-
ponents of the renourish-
ment project and the MSTU
mechanism for providing
a local contribution to any
state dollars to implement
and begin collecting the tax
in 2006 an ordinance must
be adopted before 2005 ends.
To go beyond the first of the
year would mean the earliest
the MSTU revenue if the
taxing districts) is adopted
- could be distributed would
be 2007.
As it turned out, Barnes'
vote wasn't needed as com-
missioners approved a pro-
posal first brought to them


From Page IA

Under Wright's proposal,
and it's important to remem-
ber that the chisel has only
been set before the stone as
this point, gulf-front owners
would be the highest millage
added to the property taxes
already paid.
Interior property owners
could pay 75 percent of that
number; bayside property
owners 25 percent.
That, Wright said, would
raise the $7.5 million which
is in the neighborhood -
though likely the low side -
of projections tossed around
right now as to the price tag
on a local match.
"We don't know what
the final numbers will be,"
Wright, a CPA by trade,
emphasized.
A property owner with
land valued at $500,000,
under Wright's example,
would pay $1,700 in addi-
tional property taxes the first
year, she estimated. An inte-
rior property owner would
pay $1,300 in additional
taxes; a bayside property
owner $450.
Wright contended that


exist still about the project,
as commissioners also added
members to the committee
examining beach renourish-
ment or rebuilding.
Cost might be the most
significant. Until the results
of a state-funded study are
shared in public sometime
in early spring, to determine
the cost of the project and
maintenance and how
much must be borne by Gulf
County residents is, as
Williams is wont to say, like
throwing darts.
Public access, which
would greatly impact state
participation, is in question.
And any attempt to use Rish
State Park, established to
benefit the physically and
mentally challenged of the
state, will face stiff opposi-
tion, though the only pro-
posal actually discussed was
about an easement at the
south end of the property.
Also facing stiff opposi-
tion, particularly from those
who have plied the sea for
decades, is the shoals off
Cape San Blas as a source
for beach sand. Such a pro-


Indian Pass (above) has been gaining beach from sand brought in by storms while on the pen-
insula (below) the situation is the opposite as the beach is steadily approaching. The encroaching
gulf is also a major concern in the area of the Stump Hole and the Cape San Bias Lighthouse (left).
Only a few years ago the barracks seen near the lighthouse (now gone) were fronted by 100 yards
of beach.


during the special meeting.
That proposal came
from Susan Wright, who
said she'd resigned in the
past week from the beach
advisory committee because
though she believed in the
rebuilding project, she did
not want communication
with other committee mem-
bers to lead to allegations
of Sunshine Law violations,
which had been suggested in
general during the previous
Commission meeting.
The adopted proposal
could ultimately end with
three taxing districts: one for
gulf-front property owners,
another for those who own
interior land on the penin-
sula and a third for bayside
property owners.


higher property taxes which
would arrive as the beach
is rebuilt would make tan-
gible contributions to coun-
ty coffers and that by 2008
that rise in property values
due to new beaches would

shave the base millage for
gulf-front property owners
by nearly a full mill, and
other MSTU rates would be
impacted similarly.
"I think I would sup-
port the three MSTUs,"
said Commissioner Carmen
McLemore who had been
a staunch "no" in previous
votes. "I'd support it with a
word of caution. We have the
final say. Be very cautious."
In large measure,
McLemore was alluding to
the many unknowns that


posal could be environmen-
tally devastating said some
locals; the answer has been
that the state would review
all decisions from an envi-
ronmental viewpoint.
Taxing anyone but
gulf-front owners could be a
tough sell. Until numbers are
ready to present, any propos-
al to add to already hefty tax
bills seems problematic.
The Stump Hole may
become the most pressing
issue, for no other reason
than it is where the roadway
is most in peril.
And was one resident
noted during Tuesday's meet-
ing, if the Stump Hole goes
the gulf rushed into the bay
and the entire eco-system is
changed.


Additionally, a bridge
at the Stump Hole, for sev-
eral years the county's top
transportation issue, seems
at least a decade and tens
.of millions of dollars away,
creating even more questions
about cost, taxpayer burden
and state participation.
That is just a sampling
of what is ahead for the
beach advisory committee.
Advertising began this week
and a public hearing will be
held later in December.
"If it's not right, if it's
not fair, I will never support
it going to a referendum,"
Williams said, sounding as if
was speaking for the entire
Commission.


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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST.

JOE CITY COMMISSION MEET-

ING FOR APPROVAL OF SMALL

SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

AMENDMENT FOR A 6.35 ACRE

PARCEL OF PROPERTY

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve
a small scale comprehensive plan amendment for a 6.35 acre par-
cel of property to change its land use to Residential High Density
(R-3). The title of the Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMEND-
ING THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICT-
ING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing to consider adoption of the Ordinance will be
held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 6:00 RM at the City of
Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur
at the same location on December 6, 2005 at 6:00 RM. Copies of
the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St.
Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be neces-
sary.
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing
or provide.comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the
City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public
hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding
and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to
attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at
(850) 229-8261 ext. 114.


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'full year term as chair-
:woman of .the board. She
:will serve in that capacity
:through next November.
"I appreciate the oppor-
tunity to have served the
-unexpired portion of Mr.
:Redd's term," Pierce said.
'"That was an upsetting
situation. I appreciate the
:opportunity to continue to
.serve as chairman."
Billy Quinn, Jr., was
;unanimously appointed the
-vice-chairman for the next
:year. He will also continue
-to represent Gulf District
Schools on the statewide
-Small Schools Consortium,.
,which is essentially an advo-
.cacy group for issues which
,particularly impact the two
,dozen or so small school
districts.
* In other business taken
iup during last Tuesday's
.meeting;
The board approved
two bids which had been
tabled last month to allow
board attorney Charles
Costin to secure and reach
a comfort level with warran-
ties and guarantees.
Board members
approved spending $25,185
.and change to replace and'
install 350 student, lock-
ers at Wewahitchka High
School. It is projected that
work will take place during.
the Christmas break.
The board also approved
a $128,000 bid from Musco
Lighting to install new poles
and lights at the Port St. Joe
High School baseball field.
Again, that work is expect-
ed to take place during the
Christmas break.
"It is a substantial bid,
but it is for a complete
replacement," said board
member Linda Wood.
The board discussed
potential options pertain-
'ing to science fair winners
advancing further to region-
al and state competition.
The discussion stemmed
from the fact that the recent
winners of the Port St. Joe
Middle School had no region-
al to advance to, with the,
county taken out of first the
Calhoun County and this
past year the Bay County
science fair reciunrds, where
Gull County students con-
sistently performed well.


With no regional to
compete in the students are
ineligible to advance to state
competition. The board and
district staff is examining
how the county could estab-
lish a regional competition
to ensure that students will
in the future be eligible to
advance to state.
"I think it's important
we get our kids back to that
level," Wilder said. "We are
already losing the sciences."
The process of identi-
fying Teachers of the Year
at individual schools with.
an eye toward the county
award has begun. The board
has taken a new approach
this year aimed at increas-
ing the field by reducing
for individual school compe-
titions the amount of paper-
work and classroom taping
which must be completed.
The district Teacher of
the Year must still complete
the steps required by the
state, but. the board hopes
by lightening the load at
individual schools more
teachers will be willing to be
nominated.


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The reorganized School Board, from left, Danny Little, Linda Wood, board attorney Charles Costin, Charlotte Pierce, Superintendent
Tim Wilder..Billyv uinn. Jr. and Georce Cox.


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Charlotte Pierce (left) will continue as chairimwoman of the Gulf County School Board after the
board held its reorganization meeting last week. Billy Quinn, Jr.,. (right) was named vice-chairman.
Superintendent Tim Wilder is in the middle.


NOTMIEOF VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION


NOTICE is hereby given that PATRICIA T. WARRINER has request-
ed the City of Port St. Joe to voluntarily annex 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 Plantation 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
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PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND TO BE ANNEXED;
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AN EFFECTIVE DATE, which will be the annexation


,ordinance applicable


to the


above land at its regular meeting
on December 4, 2005, at 6:oo
o'clock p.m., EST, in the City


Commission


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While we busy ourselves
this year preparing our
traditional Thanksgiving
dinners and counting our
blessings for yet another year
of being with friends, family
and loved ones who make
our lives so fully blessed, it
is another time that my mind


wonders to.
It was a time that actually
does not even include the
turkey dinner, but instead the
feast was to include what
I considered a precious
commodity indeed, smoked
mullet. You see for a while
I had lived away from home


and missed the local flavor of
the fresh seafood and one of
my favorite things, good ole
mullet.
As I had come home for
a holidays I had managed to
get a fair mess of the delicacy
to take back with me, on
the way back I pondered the


by'
delicious ways that I could
prepare the mullet and had
already considered numerous
ways to eat my bounty, the
one thing that kept coming
to my,mind was the taste of
a mullet smoked and how
nothing could compare to that
taste, it was as if my mouth


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watered all the way although
I am sure I had already had
my fill of food .with family and
friends before I left home.
Once I arrived back from
my trip I wasted no time
in preparing the mullet for
smoking and before I had
even unpacked the suitcases


I had already dressed and
prepared the fish.
As I had mentioned to a
friend of mine that I might be
able to get some mullet while
I was down for the holidays,
I took into consideration how
many mullet I had, and how
I could share with my friend
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and still make certain that
I had plenty left for myself.
I so carefully prepared the
fish and smoked it slowly,
knowing it would add more
flavor to what I considered
and already most delicious
meal.
Once the fish were
smoked and I had already
taste tested the final
product, I was quite pleased
with the outcome, with each
small morsel it seemed the
lingering flavor on my tongue
was one of sheer delight and
to me, it was heavenly.
As not to be stingy and
to share as I had promised
my friend I would, I carefully
wrapped several small
pouches of the smoked
mullet for my ; friend and
decided to take ,some for my
wife's boss, as hewas a single
man and I felt certain a taste
of smoked mullet would be a
welcomed change from take
out and sandwiches.
I delivered the small
pouches right off of the
smoker, still warm to the


touch right around lunch
break for our friend and
my .wife's boss at her job, I
had delivered the pouches
feeling very proud of myself
for sharing with our friend
who I knew would be very


happy and taking someone
else into consideration as
well.
As my wife had already
told our friend that smoked
mullet was on the way, it
did my heart good to see


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the smile on my friends
face she had told me how
much she enjoyed mullet
as a child and that it had
been a long time since she
had eaten any good smoked
mullet. I walked through


the door with the small
packages all neatly Wvrapped
and still warm to the touch.
As' she so carefully opened
the pouch and smelled the
smoked mullet like she
smelled the fragrance of a


my heart beyond words, I
had to leave shortly for fear
of making a fool of myself
but felt as if I had been truly
blessed for sharing, and the
child that touched my heart
so deeply I later nicknamed


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bouquet of fresh flowers or a
special perfume. The look on
her face was all the thanks I
needed, as her eyes glistened
and the anticipation of the
first bite was written all
over her face. I remember
thinking to myself I wished I
had brought her more.
When I had went across
the hall to deliver the mullet
to my wife's boss, I was
surprised, to find out that
* smoked mullet was not
something he cared for,
imagine that I thought?,
and just as quickly as it
was thought I was not
disheartened as that meant
there was more mullet for
my friend.
As I returned to the
office across the hall I
noticed that our friend was
feeding her granddaughter
part of the mullet that I
had brought for her, and
as I watched it brought my
heart such joy that I almost
burst into tears, for there a
little toddler, a baby girl no
more than three and a half
or four was standing at her
grandmother's feet, pulling
on her blouse to get more
before the grandmother
could barely pinch it off,
check it for bones and cool it
off to put in her mouth.
I delighted in giving her
the mullet that had been
intended for my wife's boss,
and sat and watched in
utter amazement as. this
child stole my heart, looking
much like, a little bird from
a nest, with her mouth wide
open and barely talking,
merely mumbling the
audible sounds of chewing
and talking with her mouth
full with a combination
of yumm, yumm, yumm's
ran together to make the
elongated sounds of nymm,
nymm, nymm, nymm,
nymm which was music to
my ears.
Tears welled up in my
eyes and a big knot was in-
my throat as this touched


Mullet. It was the blessing of
showing, not telling, what it
means to be truly thankful
for small blessings,
Recently I was reminded
of how blessed we truly are
as our neighbor Alberta and
Bellew, across the street
brought over a mess of fresh
mullet, for which I was truly
thankful. Their gift however
was more than a meal, it was
a reminder of how blessed
we truly are,, and of the
child that touched my heart
so, my Mullet. Although my
neighbors knew that I would
enjoy the mullet knowing
that I came from a long line
of fishermen and oystermen,
there was no way they could
have known how deeply it
would touch my heart or
the countless memories they
would stir in my mind.
We are truly blessed
to have good neighbors.
whether it is sharing a mess
of greens from the garden of
Ruth and James next door,
or conversation and coffee
over the fence with Suzanne,
they are among the things
that we are most thankful
for. Being home again with
family and friends, and being
part of this community,
which is made up of kind
loving people that make
Apalachicola what it is.
There is no doubt we
can find plenty to grumble
and complain about, but
for as much as' there is to
complain about we have
even more to be thankful
for, if only we take the time
to see it.
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tugging at your heartstrings,
the neighbors next, door, or
the dog lying at your feet,
our reasons to give thanks
are many. In comparison
to what little the Indians
and Pilgrims of the first
Thanksgiving had, we have
much to be thankful for.
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of Thanksgiving is to Give
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3 bedrooms, a utility room just outside of the kitchen, covered
parking, & low maintenance vinyl siding. This home is priced to
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The facility's Halloween
party is the event that led
off for the Fall Activities.
Employees dressed up in cos-
tume, paraded for the resi-
dents and were later judged
by the lovely ladies from the
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post
10069.
The Women's Lunicheon
was a great success. These
active women will be forming


Most attended the Veterans
Day Ceremonies at the Port
St.Joe High School for the
first time this year, although
it will not be the last. Our
great Americans are Mary
Parker,. John Baer, Edward
Patton, Millicent Duval,
Thomas Pugh, Alexahder
Williams, Robert Woodham,
Cleve Poole, Oliver Griffin,
Thomas Newsom, William


the way from Alabama to Keyettes launched "Night caring, up and coming com-
perform for the Residents. Owl Bingo," Residents are munity leaders of the future
"Elvis," James Tindell, joined lined up every Tuesday and
in on the fun. Thursday night for a chance Ba T
Port St. Joe High School to win. Some of the young, O i ST


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their own "Red Hat Society."
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Dunigan, Edward King,
Norman Robbins, Homer
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Rehabilitation Center is proud
to have sixteen veterans.


Murray Carlstrom.
Bobby Sorrells came all


are Jessica Mock, Kayleigh
Lewis and Candace Branch.


Bay St Joe Employees

Receive Turkeys
Bay 'St. Joe Care &
Rehabilitation Center
Administrator Ed Douglass,
was pleased to present each
employee with a large turkey
for their Thanksgiving Day
celebration. This is one of the
many additional benefits the
employees enjoy.
( Ed Douglass presents a
turkey to Teresa Youngblood,
the new Admissions\
Marketing Coordinator)


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Rehabilitation Center


Bay St.Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation-Center would
like to extend an limitation
to the community to our
Family Council Meeting, on
Thursday, Dec. 8, from, 5-6
p.m. in the centers Activity
Room.
Guest speaker for the
meeting will be. Deborah
Erlandson, Resident Benefit
Coordinator with KPS
Pharmacy in Jacksonville.


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Sat 10:00oo a.m. 6:oo00 p.m. ,


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be giving updates and
answering questions on
the Medicare Part D Drug
Benefit. "Understanding the
Benefit for Residents in a
Nursing Center or Assisted
Living Facility"
Refreshments will be
served. Please RSVP to Teresa
Youngblood, Admissions/
Marketing ,Director 229-
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328 Reid Avenue,

Port St. Joe

227-1950

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EXECUTIVE HOME ON 3 LOTS Seashore
Subdivision at St Joe Beach. Walking dis-
tance to the beach. Wonderful wide open
floor plan with hugh back yard A great
investment or family home. This is truly
one of the nicest homes in St Joe Beach.
A MUST SEE! (NO SIGN IN YARD)
MLS # 107961, $ 825,000 Call Natalie
850-227-4355 to view.


1205 Long Avenue Charming 3 bd,
2 ba home with extra bonus room, well
maintained and updated in great loca-
tion just minutes from downtown Port St.
Joe and beaches, large fenced in yard
with water garden, in ground swimming
pool, large tool shed with air cond'i-
tioned work area, covered boat storage
and much more: MLS# 106543 Call
Sonjia Raffield today at 340-0900.
$259,900


2911 Garrison Ave. Immaculate ranch
style home situated on 2 lots in Ward Ridge.
Large kitchen w/dining room, family room,
florida room, formal living room. Very spa-
cious home that.has been well maintained.
Yard is filled with azaleas, pine trees, day
lillies and crepe myrtles. Nice work shop.
A must see. Call Susie White 850-227-
4046 or 800-451-2349. mls#108089
$399,000.00









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."A gorgeous preconstruction house a Block
an half away from the Bay located on
19th street. Reserve now and select your
personal touches." MLS# 107638 Call
Moses Medina for more information.
850-527-0441


Beacon Hill, 8876 H%..y 98-Great beach vie."
from screen porch! Has 3br/2ba upstairs w/
entry from back street and 2br/2ba down-
stqirs w/entry froni Hwy 98. MLS#101275
$695,000 Call Ellen Allemore


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.


Wewahitchka, 303 E. Church Street-
3BR/2BA home that sits on 3 lots. Located
close to schools and just a short drive to
beaches and shopping. MLS# 107032
$205,000


Mexico Beach, 3204 Hwy 98, Unit H
-Canal front and gulf view single family
home. 3BR/2.5BA, all appliances, tile floors,
balcony. Seawall, canal boardwalk, pool,
community center. Expected completion is
January 2006. MLS#108051 $765,000
Call Brenda Miller 227-5380.


157 Palm Breeze Way 3 bd 2 ba
modular home in quite subdivision,
newly landscaped yard, paid water tap
and utilities, ready to move inr. MLS#
106112 Call Sonjia Raffield today at
340-0900. $137,500.00.


341 Ponce De Leon 3br,'2ba mobile
home located on St. Joe Beach situated
on a 75'x150' Amenities include a fire-
place in the den, garden tub in master
bath, ample kitchen cabinets, and extra
large deck on the back. Only a-short
walk to the beach. MLS# 108837 Call
Carol for more info. @850-227-4252
$299,900


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BEACHES
* C-30,Treasure Bay- Nice size lot close to beaches and boat romp. Mls#f06465
$225,000 Call Mark Schultz
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in Son Bias Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call So6nla Roiffleld 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 Son|1a Raffleld at 340-0900
* Cape San Bias, 251 Cord Grass Way This lot is convenient tho pool and beaches.
Mis#106386 $540,000 Call Joe McCallister 648-5683 '
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casluna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking
distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,400
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 Polnt-This lot 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 Development. Amenities include pool, bath house, landscaped entrance accented
with brick pavers, Now Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots
starting ofat $299,900
* Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will include a pool & pool
house 5$238,000. Call Richard Squires or SonJia Raffleld at 227-9600.
* New subdivision In Bay Co. with deepwalor access and community docks. mls#107052
$165,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
* Cape San Bias, Jubilation-Promier subdivision on Cape San Bias with beautiful
lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more
information.
PORT ST. JOE
* Oak Grove-Corner lot with a bay view. Mls#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 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
* 108 Marshllne Road, Overstreet. Welappo Creek front lot, 1.46 acres intersects with


* 8325 C R 386, Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cometary Rd. Great
LocationI 5.91 acres. Many PossibilitiesI $650,000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemore
850-227-5146
* 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well 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'x800'. $269,900 CIi Carol Bell 850-
227-4252
* Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x170' $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 areaoo with currently five houses under construction. Seller will listen to all
offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441'
*Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe.
mls#106528 REDUCED to $120,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Largo beautiful bay view lot has unobstructed view df St. Joe
Bay, great place to build a home. mis#105525 $875,000 Call Sonlla 340-0900.
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* 6807 Hwy 71 White City Groat Investment Opportunilyl 100'x 444' fronting Hwy 71.


*Sunset Village-This development is locared o rSt. Joe Beach urround fd by Wind rk intracost canel. MfLS#108190 Brenda rMfiler227-5380 City water there, sewer to be in place in approximately I yoo r o year. rrpery djacn to this is








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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 an acre of land and have already been
cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441
* The Landings at Wetappo, Ovoerstreel-Located just off the introcoastol waterway. Call
for more details. 850-648-5683
EASTPOINT
* East Bay Preserve- This is a great lot with views of the baoyl Mis#108298 $139,900
* East Bay Plantation, 104 Marsh Line Road-Dockable lot on Wetappo Creek with easy
access to athe inltorcoastal, Mls#105591 5275,000
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool
and pool house. Paved rods, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* BAYFRONT LOT 1.17 ACRES East Boy Preserve Subdivision, Bay Co. $485,000. Call
Son1la Raffield at 340-0900.


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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

REMODELING: DOL-
LARS AND SENSE!

Many. homeowners remodel
not justto improve the condi-
tion of their biggest asset, but
also to improve the sa]ability of
said asset. Experience proves
that some projects are better
for improving your bottom line
than others.
DO upgrade kitchens and
bathrooms, as thpse rooms are
most likely to get scrutinized
by potential buyers. New
countertops and appliances
and sparkling fixtures will be
a memorable aspect of your
showings.
DO improve exterior features,
too -'first impressions county
Some of the most valuable
work you can do is to add new
siding, or to pressure clean or
replace old dingy siding. An-
other outdoor biggie: decks.
Most everyone loves relaxing


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outside. so addingi or mnqr.-,\
ing thin amenity nor .-,ny adds5
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buit adso ti rea.ses youLr home 'e-
real and perceived value
DO realize that the biggest
return on your remodeling in-
vestment will come from more
costly repairs, such as replac-
ing windows or installing new
air and heating units. If your
honme i_ isi need of such im-
provements, it.makes sense to
do it no,.. before it costs more
Tater: .. .
Finally, DON t urn your home
into the neighborhood's prici-
est palace. You'll end up turn-
ing off potential buyers who
will see other homes, around
the block offering more afford-
ability. It's a delicate balance,
but your home should offer the
greatest value when compared
with similar offerings.


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net


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MLS#107082 Under conscruc-
tion. Old Florida style cottage in
'Jubilation sub. on Cape San Bias.
Hardwood flooring throughout, 12'
*ceilings, custom cabinets, stainless
steel appliances and so much more.
,-Will be decorated and furnished by
Joseph's Cottage. $1,200,000.





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MLS#105923 Fantastc views
from this Gulf Front home! Open
floor plan, many extras : elevator,
stainless steel appliances, great
furnishing. Located in coveted X
zone. $2,400,000 :


Pre-Construction:
Seagrass Subdivision Homes and lots available
in this private community on the Cape.


MLS#106766 Gulf Front
home located on' Cape San
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Community pool and pool house.
$970,000


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3rea on each floor $1,250,000. -l4 people comfortably. New in-
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a small subdivison just 3 miles from town with
private road access. $169,900



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Holmaes Creek 10 acres on Holmes Creek with
650' water(ront.Some of the best fishing around
located less than a quarter mile from the Choc-
lawhatchee River. Property has oaks, shade trees,
MH, and boat ramp nearby.Located on Shell
Landing Rd. in Washington County.$350,000.


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229-1110
899-6472


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corner lot, 65' x 150' on the 2nd tier of St Joe
Beach. Great site for your new home, just a short
walk to the beach! $275,000


"BEACON HILL- Just a short walk across Hwy
98 to the beach from this Duplex at Beacon Hill.
Each side has 3br/2.5 ba and comes w/furnish-
ings. Each unit has parking underneath and a nice
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Lodge Hon
Foy E. Adams, who
passed away on the 22nd
of September, was honored
recently by the members of
Port St. Joe Lodge 111 in the
form of Perpetual Memorial
Membership. According
to Joe Pippin, Worshipful
Master of Port St. Joe Lodge,
when a member passes
away, his name is dropped
from the rolls of the Lodge at
the end of the year. However,


iors Deceased Brother


if a Perpetual Memorial
Membership is purchased,
the deceased member's name
remains on the rolls as long
as the Lodge exists. The
fee for the membership was
raised entirely by donations
from the Brothers of Port St.
Joe Lodge 111 and Tupelo
Lodge 289 in Wewahitchka.
"Brother Adams was a well-
loved and highly-respected
man and Mason here in Gulf


County and the members
of both Lodges were thrilled
and honored to be able to
pay respect to his memory
in this way." said Joe
Pippin. Members of both
Lodges recently presented
the Perpetual Memorial
Membership Certificate
to Brother Adams' widow,
Catherine Adams and son,
Steve "Boog" Adams.


Thomas Joins Wachovia Wealth Management


Brent A. Thomas has
joined Wachovia Wealth
Management as a vice
president, fiduciary sales
officer. Although his primary
office is located in Mobile,
Brent is responsible for new
trust and estate servicing
throughout lower Alabama
and the Florida Panhandle
markets.
In this role, Brent will
manage the delivery of
trust and fiduciary services
to clients, attorneys
and other professionals,
which includes a holistic


approach incorporating all
of the disciplines related to
managing clients' wealth -
- private banking services;
debt solutions; investment
management; financial
planning; trust and estate
planning and administration;
charitable services; and
insurance solutions.
Thomas most recently
worked as a trust marketing
officer and an assistant
portfolio manager with
American Guaranty & Trust
Co. He has also worked as a
restricted stock transfer agent


for Corporate Stock Transfer
and as an equities trader
for MarketWise Securities.
Thomas has more than
seven years of experience in
financial services.
Thomas earned a
bachelors degree in business
administration from the
University of New Orleans.
Thomas and his family
reside in eastern Alabama.
He can be reached at
(251) 802-5360 or brent.
thomas@wachovia.com.


4975-A Cape San Bias Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-227-9000
Toll-Free: 866-229-5525

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Tupelo Lodge Distributes Holiday Cheer


Tupelo Lodge 289 in
Wewahitchka has a long,
tradition of helping those
in need during the Holiday
season. In keeping with
this, members of the Lodge
recently distributed holiday
Food Baskets to two. local
families. "We look forward
to doing this every, Fall and
we feel it is a great way for
our organization to give back
to the local community,"
says Domino Demunck,
Worshipful Master of Tupelo
Lodge for 2005. According
-to Rip Hall, Charity
Committee Chairman, the
Lodge members "pass the
hat" every month and these


voluntary contributions are
used to purchase food items
that are presented to local
families who may be in need
of a helping hand during
the Holiday Season. Says
Hall, "We feel that it is very


important for those of us
who are more fortunate to
contribute to the relief of
those who are needing a little
assistance .during this time
of year."


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complete with homes, 10RV
sites, rental cabins, store,
restaurant, 3 ponds & morel
Must see! $699,000


Tupelo Lodge Election of Officers


Tupelo Lodge 289 in
Wewahitchka announces that
it will be holding their annual
election of officers on the 8th
of December at 6:30 p.m CT.
All members are invited to
attend this very important
meeting. Tupelo Lodge holds


Come and Join Rod Smith

Come and Join Rod Smith for drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Rod Smith, gubernatorial candidate, will be attending Meet-
and- Greet being held Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
Who: State Senator and candidate for governor Rod
Smith
What: Meet and Greet Reception Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
.will be served
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 5:30pm 7:30pm
EST
Where: Saint Joseph Bay Country Club 700 County
Club Road Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 850-227-1751.
Rod Smith is a former prosecutor who currently serves
in the Florida State Senate representing nine North Florida
Counties. He lives in Alachua with his wife Dee Dee. He has
three children and a new granddaughter, who he says at six
months "is already above average."


.it's regular meetings on the
2nd and 4th Thursdays of
every month at 6:30 CT.The
time and date for the
installation of newly-elected
officers will be announced in
the near future.

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THIS HOME IS LOCATED on
a large lot, in a quiet neigh-
borhood in Port St.. Only 2
blocks from the Bay. Offered
@ $325,000.


Dawn & Randall Jones,
Agent
Mobile:
850-227-4111


A RARE FIND! GULF FRONT
lot on coveted Indian pass
with sweeping views of the
Gulf & Indian Lagoon. A per-
fect location for your coastal
dream home. OFFERED @
$1,250,000

Gail Haddock,
Agent
Mobile:
9 850-381-1562

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GULFVIEW home on Cape
San Bias with numerous
upgrades including HOT
TUB,cedar room, enclosed
garage, fireplace, & much
morel PRICED TO SELL @
$577,000


Gerald Alcorn,
Agent
Mobile:
850-527-1436


SECLUDED HOME in highly
desirable Indian Pass recently
renovated and only a short
walk to boat ramp and Gulf of
Mexico. PRICED TO SELL @
$575,000



100' on intercoastal i
$329,000
Hwy C30 large LAGOO
$369,000
Bayfront lot on Cape San I
GULF FRONT on Cap
$899,000
Water's Edge Subdivision


IMAGINE SCALLOPING,
boating, & bird watching out-
side your back door This
BAYFRONT coastAL COT-
TAGE IS FOR YOU. PRICED
TO SELL @ $315,000.


Clint Eason,
Agent
Mobile:
850-227-5251


LEVELur'K UKEIM
2.1 +- acre parcel on pristine
St. Joseph Bay. Preliminary
work done for 3 homesites
& reservation for sewer con-
nection. IT WON'T LAST
LONG @ $1,495,000


A RARE FIND! GULF FRONT
townhome in Barrier Dunes
with numerous amenities
including swimming pool,
tennis courts, fishing ponds,
& much morel X Flood zonel
$649,900


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Mexico Beach
N FRONT lot
Indian Pass in
Bias $989,000 Scenic Hwy C3
e San Bias
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BOATER'S DREAM! Custom)]
built home in Howard's
Creek situated on 2 lots com-
plete with hardwood floor-
ing, enormous boat storage,
screened porch workshop &
more! 5199,900
Rachel Browning,
Agent
Mobile:
850-22--4056










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
Mobile:
850-340-0685


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IF YOU ARE LOOKING for
gorgeous views and spectacu-
lar white sandy beaches, this
GULF FRONT lot on Cape San
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &t1
great vegetation make this a
great location for your coastal
dream home. It won't last
long @ $899,000

Lynda Boyett
Agent
After Hours
850-227-1853









NEARLY NEW well maintained
GULFVIEW home featuring gran-
ite countertops, stainless appli-
ances, BAMBOO flooring, 1 block
to beach access & views of Mon-
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rental, & morel $547,000



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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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SOUTHlERLAND FAMILY
(FUNERAL HOME
50710th Street Port St Joe
(850) 229-8111,,


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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Contitution andi Monument fort St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Schook 10:00am.
Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00p.m.
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR

DeMioistraf yMst

DirMrrofChilddrnMinirit m


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

TiN0lab view, att fcbrtb
S382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
'' (850)227-1306
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Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


=Sunoay cool
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Diwcipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer,


94:5 a.m.
11:00a.m.
6:00 p.m.,
5 00p m
7:00 pm.


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Her flirniai 'l Guid Paslor

HIRST PRESBYTERAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time a /
10:45 a.m. &
Adult School
11:00 a.m. t-
*Sunday School 0 2 '
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin ,Sr. BI.
* Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


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

The Wewahitchka Church of Chrst
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. & 5:00p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the love of Jesus".
Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
SPastors Andrew ,
Cathy Rutherford v Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Fmoml Uea urd ,
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewohitchka .
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 ,=,,


COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-181811


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David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. oe. fL
Schedule of Services
Sunday "Iednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid'WeekM(eal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10.45am ,XId'Week Bible Studv 6:15pm
Yids on the Move 10:45am ,Ministry In actionn 6:15pm
Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
Men's Mnistrv Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry-Tuesday- 7.00pm
Dlnamic Praise ,-Worship leaching the 'ure'Woard ,


Church of Christ

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




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9a.mi. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Suday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Bo6 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
\ Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue,
*\ ^ .-21 0"v


COSTING & COSTING THE TIMES THE STAR RISH, GIBSON
LAW OFFICES 129 Commerce St. 135WHwy98 & SCHOLZ, P.A.
Chatries A Cosfftin Apalachicola Port St. Joe .WillamJ. Rish, Thomnas. S. Gibson,
Personal Injury 'Real Estate (850) 653-8868 (850) 227-1278 Russell Scholz
Workers' Compensation www.ApalachTimes.com www.StarFL.com (
(850) 227-1159 .. ... A (850) 229-8211

S New Bethel A.M.E. Steve Archer in Concert


Dinner will be served at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
on Sunday Dec. 4, from
11:30 a.M. until 2:00 P.M.
for a donation of 6:00.
The menu is fried chick-
en, baked ham, collard
greens, rice, gravy, candid
yams, cornbread, tea and
dessert.
To place orders please
call 229-6179. The church
is location is 146 Ave C.

Beach Baptist

Chapel.
The Beach BaptistChapel
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. E.T.
and may be eaten in or taken
out. Orders can 'be placed
by calling the church office
at 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.


,A ,BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St.* St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
_ A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAW GeneralAssem bly 9:45 a.m.BibleStiudyallages 10am.
Morning Wonhip 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY Choitr Paice6p.m
Pyer Meeting Youth Group 7p.m.
*0 taste and see that the Lord is goo blessed is the man that tnrateh in Him."
Pkease accept thi invitation to join us in wonhip. God bless you!'
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


.. -,, first Baptist Church
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: Deyofion on 105.5 FM. 7:49 am ET


1^S^ The friendlyiplace to ir'o,! dp

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St.. lexco Bea,
Corner of 15th d 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 centrally
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain ....

"A Reformed Voice
".. in the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School ........................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ...................i10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .........r.....: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 KNOWCHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
| ST. JAMES'

|tEPISCOPAL 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.stjamdsepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


Long Avenue Baptist Church .3

Where Faith, Family & J

Friendship are found
Jonah's Thanksgiving ...The story of Jonah is an amazing one. He tried to get away
from God & His call on Jonah. Eventually, he found himself in the belly of a great fish. It
was there that the runaway prophet gave thanks to God.
"I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord, "Jonah had many weaknesses just like you. & I do. But, he offered
up a thankful prayer full of confidence in God's ability to deliver him. You, too, can be
thankful & confident in God's ability to deliver you.
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


Janet Cook


Anderson

Janet Cook Anderson
passed away Friday eve-
ning, November 25, 2005,
in Tallahassee, Florida. Born
in Apalachicola, Florida on
Jan. 15, 1916, she was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Cook and had been a
-long time resident of Port
St. Joe. She was a graduate
of Florida State College for
Women and was a retired
school teacher for Port St.
Joe Elementary. School. She
was also a'member of St.
Josephs Catholic Church
and had been a member of
St. Josephs Altar Society.
Mrs. Anderson was pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band, Victor P. Anderson
of Port St. Joe and grand-'
son Mark Lang Hudson.
She is survived by her
children, Mary Lou Hudson
and husband Ross of Panama
City, FL, Gail A. Parker of
Tallahassee, FL, and V. Fred
Anderson of St. Petersburg,
FL; 'her grandchildren, R.
Russel Hudson, V. Richard
Hudson, M. Anderson Parker,
'Shannon P. Bonn, Robin
Anderson, and V. Mathew
Anderson. She has five great-
grandchildren, Greyson
Anderson Parker, Hannah
Marie Bonn, Chandler Odum
Parker, Parker James Bonn,
and MacKenzie Rose Parker.
The, funeral mass will
be at 11:00 A.M. EST on
Monday, 'November 28,
2005, in St. Josephs Catholic
Church, conducted by the


Grammy Award win-
ning christian recording art-
ist Steve Archer in concert
Sunday December 4, 2 per-
formances 8:00 am CST and
9:30 am CST
First United Methodist
Church 111 N 22nd Street
Mexico Beach
For further informa-
tion,. please call church
office: 850-648-8820 a Love
offering will be taken. Free
concert please join us to
welcome and listen to this
Dynamic Christian Vocalist!


How Will You Respond?


Bad things happen to
good people, and reverse I'm
sure is true.
How would you explain
it, if something bad hap-
pened to you?
We know the story of
Job, he was true to God till
the end.
How would you fate in,
his place, being called a liar
and a hypocrite by a friend?
Job loved the Lord, God's
word says this is true.
The thing I'm asking is,

Patches &


what if it happened to you?
Are you close enough to,
God, that it would draw you
closer yet?
V Maybe you forgot an
unconfessed sin, God will
nrot.forgetf.7: !-. .
'It's happening in my life
now folks, here is what I had
to say. .
Have your will and your
way in my life Lord, you're:
the potter and I ati the clay.-
By: Bjlly Johnson

Buster


Need A Home


Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society -are : Patches &.
Buster, two dynamite kitten
entertainers ipicturedV:
Boomerang, a beautiful nalJe
Beagle; Baby, a .pa\ed nice,
female Dachshund Ml-:. Di xie.
a White bulldog pup, already-
spayed; Margo, a young,.
,black Lab female; Annie, 'a
small female Beagle; Candy,
a Chihuahua mix female;
Amos & Andy, six month old
kitties Alvavs kittens! Comn,,
see.


that battle when she gave
her life to the Lord. With a:,
smile on her face, she peace-
fully entered the .kingdom
of heaven the morning of-
Thanksgiving after a day of
hymns and prayers accom-,
panied ,by loved ones.,
The 'memorial .service,
held November 26 at Oak
Grove Assembly, of God
Church with Rev. Dave.
Fernandez and Pastor Brent
VickenY officiating and solo.-.';
ists Myrna Fernandez, and
Jennifer Parker, was an expe-
rience for rejoicing for Mavis
and G6d's precious grace.
Loved ones include her
daughter Melissa., Ramsey.
and her husband. 'Bill; the'
loves of her life. her three!


precious grandchildren,
MaKayla. Will and MaLena
Ramsey; her mother, Lena'
Butts, her siblings, Jimmie'
,Yeager and spouse Warren,
Sr,, Melba Arnold, Betty
Wood, Wilbur Butts and
spouse Mary Linda. Cindy
Viega.; and. spouse John:
many 'nieces and nephews;:
arid her' "Covenant House"
family.
She was preceded in
death by a sister, Janice; two
brothers, Lamar and Royce;
and her father, Henry "PaPa"'
Butts.


Rev. William Brown.
Interment will follow
in the family. plot in Holly
-Hill Cemetery. The Rosary
will be recited at 5:00 p.m,.
EST Sunday, Nov. 27 at,St.
Joseplis Catholic Church,
and the' family will receive
friends at the church after
the Rosary until 6:00. p.m.
Those who. wish may make
donations in her memory to
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School Library, 2201 Long
Avenue, Port, St. Joe, FL
32456, or to the Gulf County
Public Library, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
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Our apologies f6r the
absence of last week's Lion's
!Tale. It was due to the
absence of staff and students.
We "abandoned" the campus
(and computers) for home
and hearth. We enjoyed
our long weekend and the
memorable Thanksgiving
feasts. ,We hope you had a
blessed time as well.
Christmas music is
already playing in the
background in the office
;and our homes. It seems
that Thanksgiving is almost
forgotten, but not the
memories of that celebration.
By ore report, this was the
383rd Thanksgiving. And,
though .not to be taken
too seriously, the average
American adult would have
to run 20 miles to burn .off
the calories of an average
Thanksgiving dinner Aren't
we glad it only takes place
once a year!!
TheweekofThanksgiving,
our first-and second-graders


November News

It's time to announce our
reward event for the month of
November. Remember those
students with no discipline
referrals for the month of
November will participate.
OK, here goes. Oh, I forgot,
it's TOP SECRET. But
stay tuned for hints. Hint
#1.."There will be a lot of
serving going on". Hint
#2.."You are going to dig this
surprise". Hint #3 Salty and
Sweet, Light on Your Feetl
All moms are invited to
attend"BreakfastwithMOMS"
on Tuesday, November 29th
at 7:30 am. And dads are
invited to attend "Breakfast
with DADS" on Wednesday,
November 30th 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 saving now. The
Florida Prepaid College Plan
and the Florida College
Investment Plan make saving
for college easier 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 httpt:/
search.epnet.com/
to an online library of
full text articles 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 teachers. This
resource is available 24/7
from any computer with
internet access.
'Port St. Joe Middle School
Username: psjmsPassword :
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Does your child need
help with homework or
finding information on any
topic? "Ask a Librarian" can
assist you Sunday through
Friday from 10:00 am to
10:00 pm and Saturdays
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performed their annual
Thanksgiving program.
Though the scripthas changed
little over the years (we want
'to keep the true message
of that day consistent), the
faces are different. Older
students watched the
play and reminisce to the
time when they had Elder
Brewster's role or that of Big
Chief Massasoit. In the two
performances, the students
presented their rendition
of the true Thanksgiving
message to the more than
230 that attended.
Thanks to all the stars
and students, the parents
and their patience. A big
"thank you" goes to Mrs.
Beth Taylor and Mrs. Mabel
Hodges for their tireless effort
in staging and planning this
performance. Another thank
you goes to our friends at
the Church of Christ. Their
facilities are conveniently
located across the street from
FCS on the corner of Marvin


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, disenchanted,
or struggling math student.
It is appropriate for all
ages, even .pre-,school, up
through algebra. htt: / /
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We still have, many
students 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.


Avenue and Twentieth Street.
Without the help of the Jesse
and Peggy Turner, Robin
Downs, and the members
of our neighboring church
family, the Thanksgiving
play would not have been
possible.


Port St. Joe
Middle School
Turkey Trot
Winners

6th grade girls
Katie Lacour
Lacy Strickland
Katie Gardner

6th grade boys
C.J. Butts
Anthony Tillery
Justin Baker
7th grade girls
Kacey Thomas
Fanequa Larry
Megan Gannon
7th grade boys
Brett Barnes
Russell Miller
'Jared Arnold

8th grade girls
Ashleigh Lewis
Mariah Johnson
Alexis Hurst
8th grade boys
Daryl Smith
Jaylen Pittman
Chris Cochran



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A's and B's


First Grade
Joseph Kerigan
Kerigan Pickett

Second Grade
Kyle Bouington
Kalab Hamm
Jacquelyn LaLuzerne
Taylor Matincheck
Ty Royal
Third Grade
Coy Burke
Rachel Douglas
Elisha Vereen

Fourth Grade
Lauren Costin
Morgan Kennington
Jarret LaLuzerne ,
Lexie McGhee
Katrina Nelson
Bethany Taylor

Fifth Grade
Abagail Davis
Hayden Renshaw
Chase Royal
Weston Sarmiento

Sixth Grade
Trisha Davidson
Rachel Jones
Tyler Sarmiento
Seventh Grade
Nate Taylor


Eighth Grade
Dillin Mcghee


Faith Christian School Students
The Faith Christian School Students, in grades 1 through
8, had the privilege of participating in the St. Joseph Chapter,
DAR, in Port St. Joe during their recent art classes.
Project Patriots supports the war, efforts and makes
'certain that Cour military personnel know we appreciate what
they do for us_ a'id orf country. The students made cards
to send to the several',' injured military personnel who have
.been taken to the Lndstuh1 Regional Medical Center in
Germany. .
.5v7 h he' sqtdiers arrive at 'Ladstuhl essentially with nothing
and the students made the cards to let'them know that we
are praying for them and to thank them for all they are doing
,':.; for. all oQfus:back home.
: Jeannie' Davis Art Teacher-Faith Christian School.
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The holidays bring expectations of gifts,
food and fun, unless you're one of the
thousands in our area at-risk of going
to bed hungry and empty-handed
on Christmas.


Our communities have suffered
through hurricanes and other
disasters, and many many people
face a bleak holiday, including
workers who've lost their jobs,
seniors, and children the
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families in Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Holmes and Washington counties. The Star
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The Salvation Army, Tommy Thomas Chevrolet and The News Herald. ...EE
Here's how you can make a difference. T
* Donations from Gulf and Franklin counties will be listed weekly in The Star and The Apalachicola Carrabelle Times; all
donations will be published in The News Herald on weekdays. Every dollar does make a difference.
* Many area schools will be collecting non-perishable food items, so save your cans. If you are not approached to give cans,
you may bring them by The Salvation Army offices at 1824 West 15th Street.
*Volunteer to be a Bellringer, or help wrap toys and sort food. Call 769-5259 for more information.
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Shark Talk
By: Jenna Chesser
Last Thursday in New
York, the Macy'sThanksgiving
Day Parade went full circle
and meanwhile, travelers
at Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport were
thankfuljust to get home after
a Midwest storm stranded
hundreds of holiday travelers
at the airport overnight.
Throughout the country,
many families opened their
homes to service members
who couldn't make the trips
to see their own families for
the holiday. As for me, my
family and I gathered around
the dining table to enjoy a gut-
bus Ling feast with hot turkey
and ham, dressing and gravy,
cranberry sauce, and many
casseroles. While Americans
across the country were busy
celebrating the Thanksgiving
"holidays in their own ways,
I hope we didn't forget to be
thankful and appreciative for
our blessings.
School organizations
from Port'St. Joe High School,
including the Key Club and


National Honor's Society,
lended a hand to needy
families within the area to
help make their Thanksgiving
Day bountiful. Club members
collected cans'of green beans,
corn, sweet potatoes, jellied
cranberry sauce, and green
peas to provide a hearty
Thanksgiving meal for the
families. Turkey, stuffing,
rolls, pecan and pumpkin
pies were also provided. It's
good to know that there are
people out there, especially
young adults, who are
willing and wanting to help,
and what a better way
than to begin in your own
community? IATTENTION
STUDENTS! You better
tighten up and not get lazy
at the end of this semester.
Report Cards will be given
out in early December, before
the holidays. I'd hate for you
to be grounded and your
parents mad when "Santa"
comes to fill your stocking!!!
On a different note, the
halls at Port St. Joe High
School last week buzzed with
excitement about the Shark's


latest victory and the team's
easiest game yet. It was
announced last Thursday
that Jacksonville University
Christian, who we were
scheduled to play last Friday
night, must forfeit the game
due to ineligible players.
Therefore, the Sharks will
head straight to Miami to
compete for the State Title.
Port St. Joe football Coach
John Palmer commented,
"We're very excited for our
team and our seniors to have
an opportunity to play for the
State Championship." The
team, along with the Varsity
cheerleaders, will leave on
Dec. 1 and make their way
down to Miami. The game.


will be held the next day on
Friday, Dec. 2, at the Florida
International Community
Stadium, where the Sharks
will be rivaling Fort Meade at
7p.m.
I had the chance to
talk with some of the senior
football players before the
Thanksgiving holidays 'and*
all of them are overjoyed and
thankful for the experience.
Jordan Todd, defensive
tackle, said, "I feel very
honored and privileged
to be playing in the State
Championship, especially,
with my teammates this
year. We have become like a
family and I'm going to play
my heart out for these .guys."


Tight end and defensive
tackle, Josh Jenkins stated
that he was also honored to
be playing in this upcoming
game because "we have been
working hard since November
and we have really grown as
a team, and better yet, as a
brotherhood."
When. I asked Ashlyn
Parker, who plays safety,
running back, and wide
receiver, what their strategy
was going to be on December
2, he put it best, "Together
we stand, divided we fall."
I'm sure most of Port
St. Joe's community will be
following the football team
down to Miami to root them
on, and for those who can't


make the trip, I know they
will be wishing them the best
in their hearts. The people in
the community have come
out to watch the boys play
every Friday night, and are
ALMOST as excited as the
team is for their success.
GOOD LUCK, BOYS!l
Even though the
Thanksgiving holidays have
passed, it is no reason not
to count your blessings
everyday. Life is too short,
not to notice the small things
that make life so sweet and
meaningful. One Estonian
proverb quotes, "Who does
not thank for little will not
thank for much."


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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning -and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, December
13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, December 13,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Admin-
istration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act
on the following:

1. Approve Minutes for November 15, 2005,
2. Preliminary Plat Approval Southern Forest Land Specialty Subdivision- Parcel ID #03323-000R, #02734-
004R, #02734-003R, #02691-003R, #02691-004R, #02691-002R 873.75 acres in Section 12, Township
5 South, Range 11 West and Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed
specialty subdivision with no lot less than 40 acres, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regula-
tions.
3. Final Plat-.Southern Boys Investment, LLC Fadeaway Combound at Indian Pass. Parcel ID #03191-002R
Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 7 unit development subject to all
Federal, State and Local development regulations stated and unstated.
4. Variance Glenn and Linda McAlpin- Parcel ID #06366-OOR Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida encroachment into setback due to erosion.
5. Small Scale Land Use Change GAE, Inc Parcel ID #03495-550R Changing .91 acres in Section 6, Town-
ship 6 'South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida from Residential Low Density to Mixed Commercial/Resi-
dential Low Density.
6. Small Scale Land Use Change Jeffery Hood and Teddy Hood Parcel ID #00741-005R Changing 5 acres
in Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida from Residential Low Density to Mixed
Commercial/Residential Low Density.
7. Small Scale Land Use Change Joe Nugent Parcel ID #02973-015R Changing 4 acres in Section 15,
Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida from Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
8. Public Hearing Five Year Capital Improvemenfs Schedule
9. St..Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach PDP
10. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
11. Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision
12. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at
the Plpnning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


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GULF FRONT CAPE HOME de-
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
to river/park. Gleaming hardwood
floors, spacious kitchen w/granite
counters. Built in 2003. Includes
348 sq ft bldg. with many possible
uses. MLS 105867 $749,500


BAY FRONT -Panoramic bay & gulf
views throughout this lovely bay
front Cape home. Spacious kitchen,
living-dining area which opens onto
large screened porch for dinners
overlooking the bay. MLS 104639
$997,500




CAPE SAN BLAS Fabulous bay
views from the deck & a pleasant
glimpse of the gulf and sounds of
the surf from the rriaster suite. Cus-
tom interior by Tiffins. Pristine con-
dition. MLS 105016 $449,000


CAPE SAN BLAS MOTIVATED SELLER Beauti-
fully wooded lot in Southbeach. Adjacent lot is listed at
$485,000. Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570
$335,000
TREASURE SHORES Gulf 1st tier large corner lot. FEMA
flood insurance available when you build. MLS 108451
Only $495,000.
BOARDWALK Prime corner lot in established Cape San
Bias gulf-front neighborhood of attractive homes. Com-
munity pool and hot-tub. Deeded beach access. MLS
106877 $449,000
PORT ST. JOE Large, beautifully wooded lot near the
college and proposed new hospital. One of the best values
in town. MLS 106137 $149,000
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3 BR/2 BA home comes completely furnished right down to the china, large screen t.v.,
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and you can walk to the Bay and downtown St Joe, only
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your boat, irrigation system and well installed, outdoor
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Bountiful closets with new shelving systems throughout,
new fixtures (lights and ceiling fans) entire interior newly
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New Construction on St Joe Beach with incredible views
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lot one block from the Gulf. Large decks off of bedrooms
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with elevated ceilings, intimate views and finished with
beautiful hardwood floors that lead to another full length
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Wachovia andFlorida Prepaid Partner to Educate Florida Families About College Savings Options


To raise awareness of
the state-sponsored college
savings plans available to
Florida families, the florida
Prepaid College Boafd has
joined Wachovia Bank on
a grass-roots marketing
initiative..
Effective today, nearly
800 Florida Wachovia
locations will make
information and brochures
available in their lobbies
regarding the Florida Prepai d
College Plan and the Florida
College Investment Plan. .
"College can be expensive
if you don't plan ahead.
Through partnerships, such
as this one, we are able
to educate families on the
benefits of the State's college
savings plans and continue
to provide Florida families
with an affordable way to save
for their children's future
college education," says Ted
Hoepner, Chairman, Florida
Prepaid College Board. "It
makes perfect sense for us
to partner with Wachovia, an
institution that thousands of
Floridians trust for financial
advice."
With the Florida Prepaid
College Plan, families can
lock in the cost of college
tuition, local fees and
dormitory housing for a
child at today's prices. Once
signed up, payments never
increase. When the child is


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covers the actual cost at any
Florida public college, or
the value of the plan can be
transferred to most private
colleges. in Florida, select
technical schools and most
out-of-state colleges.
The Florida Prepaid
College Plan is the largest
program of its kind in the
country, with more than one
million plans sold. The plan
is: financially guaranteed by
the State of Florida, making
it a .safe way to save. To
qualify, the child or the
child's parent/ guardian
must be. a Florida resident.
Anyone, including parents,
grandparents, friends or even
businesses. may purchase
a plan. Enrollment for the
Florida Prepaid College Plan
runs through January 31,
2006.
The Florida Prepaid
College. Board provides
families vith'a second option
to save for college. The
Florida College Investment
Plan, which offers a range
of investment options and
flexibility, may be used for
any qualified college expense,
including tuition, fees, room
and board, books, supplies,
computers, and equipment
required by the college. The
plan may lbe used at any
public or private accredited
university, community


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anywhere in the country,
and even at some schools
abroad. Families may enroll
in the Investment Plan at any


time of year, and they decide
how much and how often
they want to contribute.
There are no Florida
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for the Investment Plan,
providing grandparents
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New Online Planning Tool Available to High School Students


-Toolaimstohelpstudents
qualify for postsecondary
programs and increase future
earnings-

EducationCommissioner
John L. Winn today
announced a new online
academic planning tool for
high school students aimed
at helping students better
prepare for college, other
postsecondary programs and
the workforce in ways that are-
likely to increase their future
success and raise future
earnings. The tool, the e-
Personal Education Planner
(ePEP),, launches today on
FACTS.org, Florida's official
online student advising
system.
"With the significant
increases in enrollment in AP
classes and more high school
students taking the SAT,
it is clear that students are
recognizing the importance,
of planning for higher
education," said Governor
Bush. "e-PEP is an incredibly
useful tool, allowing these
students to better chart their
course for future success."
According to the U.S.
Department of Labor, by2010,
85 percent of occupations
will require post-high school
education and training.
Adults who have only a high
school diploma are twice as
likely to be unemployed as
those who have a bachelor's
degree according to the U.S.


Bureau of Labor Statistics., -
"It's more important than
ever for students to plan
ahead and work hard for their
educational and career goals,"
said Commissioner Winn.
"With today's competitive
work environment, students
who take rigorous high school
courses are not only admitted
to and graduate from college
in greater numbers, they also
earn more in the workplace."
The new tool allows
students to take a proactive
part in planning courses, for
each year of high school.
The planner offers course'
options based on student
goals after graduation, such
as admission to college,
attending a vocational
training center or going
directly into the workforce.
FACTS.orghas conducted
training sessions at pilot
high schools in Broward,
Dade, Orange,, Hillsborough,.
Pinellas, Duval and ,Leon
counties to show students
and guidance counselors
how to use the online
planner. The new tool was
also previewed for more than
3,000 guidance counselors
around the state during the
State University System
Admissions Workshop tour
held annually each fall.
It is more important than
ever for' each, high school
student to have a carefully
planned and challenging
course of study. According


to the U.S. Department of
Education, students who
take rigorous courses in high
school will earn, by the time
they are 27 years old, 13.1
percent mote in wages than
those who do not.- whether
they go to college or not.
Data from the U.S.
Bureau of the Census,
in 2000, showed that the
median annual earnings for
workers ages 25 and over
were $24,267 with a high
school diploma, $26,693 with
an associate's degree and
$40,314 with a bachelor's
degree. That translates to
a person with a bachelor's
degree earning 66 percent
more than a person with only
a high school diploma.
The new ePEP tool is
expected to assist students
throughout the state by
allowing them to make
informed choices about
education options, defining
their priorities and getting
a realistic idea of the
coursework that will be
required to reach career


goals. Guidance counselors
can access their students'
planners online at any time
and can leave comments for
students.
"Since our counselor-to-
student ratio is approximately
1 to 450, I've found FACTS.
org to be invaluable in
helping students plan
and view their school and
career options," said Teri
Gimbel, guidance counselor
at Lincoln High School in
Tallahassee. "FACTS.org
puts the student in charge
of the planning process and
allows me to spend more
time with those who need
individual attention."
Students who complete
an ePEP by December 1,
2005, can enter a drawing
for an IBM ThinkPad
laptop computer and leather
backpack.
For more information
about online advising tools,
please visit www.FACTS.org
or contact the Florida Center
for Advising and Academic
Support at 850-245-0518.


Boyd Announces


Application Period for

Homeland Security Grants

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) today
announced that the Department of Homeland Security's
office of State and Local Goverrnment Coordination and
Preparedness (SLGCP) will be accepting grant applications
through December 14, to allocate funds to enhance our
nation's homeland security. Through the emergency
Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program, the state
of Florida has been allocated approximately $7.5 million to'
improve state and local emergency preparedness, response
and recovery capabilities.
"This grant program is so important to our
communities," said Congressman Boyd. "We must ensure
that our firefighters, law enforcement and emergency
medical personnel receive the resources they need to do the
' important work that they do. This funding will help our local
and state governments have the necessary tools to respond
to an emergency quickly and effectively, thereby making our
communities safer."
The state Administering Agencies in Florida can apply
for and distribute the allocated fdtnds for the state of Florida
through the EMPG Program. Florida's State Adminstering
SAggenies"can be found at http: / /www 6jp.usd6j g6v/ saa'/`/"'
htm. The actual grant awards will be made at a later date.
SLGCP is the federal government's lead agency
responsible for preparing the nation against terrorism by
assisting states and local authorities to prevent, deter and
respond to terrorist acts.SLGCP provides a broad array of
assistance to America's first responders through funding,
coordinated training, exercises, equipment acquisition and
technical assistance.


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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE CITY COMMISSION MEET-
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ZONING FOR A 6.35 ACRE
PARCEL OF PROPERTY
The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a'
public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which
will approve the Re-Zoning of a 6.35 acre parcel of property to
Residential (R-3). The title of the Ordinance is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE
ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing to consider adoption of the Ordinance will be
held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 6:00 RM. at the City
of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The first reading of the Ordinance
will occur at the same location on Tuesday, December 6, 2005
at 6:00 PM. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public
inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St, Joe, Florida 32456.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be
necessary.
'Interested persons may attend and be', heard at the public
hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commis-
sioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City'
Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Per-
sons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing
will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that a
verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the
appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires
assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261
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Florida Freedom Newspapers and Interactive is proud to recognize
Dr. David Goetsch as the recipient of its Spirit of Freedom Regional Award.
"This award was created to give well-deserved recognition to people in the community who live lives of high ethical
,standards and who give their time and talent freely, "said Daily News publisher Tom Conner. "We also
want to show that the five core values of our company are more than words on paper that there are
many among us who bring these ideals to life."
Dr. Goetsch was also selected as the recipient of the Daily News Spirit of Freedom award.
Dr. Patrick Conrad was selected as the Walton Sun recipient of the Spirit of Freedom award.


Daily News & Regional Award Winner
Dr. David L. Goetsch, \'ice President of Okaloosa- Walton College (OWC)
truly exemplifies all of the core values of the Florida Freedom media
companies. "Goetsch has devoted his professional life to helping others
achieve economic freedom and, in turn, human liberty, through teaching and
living his philosophy that without economic freedom, there is no personal
liberty," stated his nominator, Dr. James R. Richburg. He has:
Dedicated himself to his community through work in public education and
extensive volunteer community leadership
Received the George Washington Honor Medal while serving in the U.S.
Marine Corps
Been an educator for the past 30 years at OWC, a public institution
Served on the board and as president of Chambers of Commerce in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville and Crestview
Co-founded the Okaloosa EDC and GCAT and chaired TECMEN
Led seminars on business-related subjects and personal professional development seminars
Richburg stated that "Dr. David Goetsch is a sterling example of an individual who lives and breathes the core values
of the Florida Freedom media companies in both his personal and professional life. Through his commitment to
these values; he is truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals."
The two awards are accompanied by donations totaling $1,500 to a charity of Dr. Goetsch's choosing. The Daily News
and Florida Freedom are pleased to donate this money in Dr. Goetsch's honor to the OWC Foundation's designated
BAS program.


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Dr. Patrick Conrad is an example of a champion of freedom. His list of accomplishments serves as
a wonderful example of how all Americans should conduct themselves. He:
* Served as a naval flight officer after graduating from the Citadel as a History major
* Served 10 years as an officer in the United States military
* Has served as a full-time emergency medicine physician tor 10 years
* Has written a column for the Valton Sun, offering commentary that is helpful to caring
Americans and does this with a touch of wit and wisdom
* Has initiated a website dedicated to espousing freedom in medicine /'
(www.doctorsforfreedom.com)
"Dr. Conrad exemplifies the character and beliefs of our Founding Fathers. He is a gentleman, a scholar, a rebel, a freedom fighter,
and a patriot! If every community in America was so lucky as to have a Dr. Conrad, the collectivist forces working hard to
undermine freedom in this country would have a much tougher row to hoe," stated his nominator Todd B. West, M.D.
A contribution of $500 will be made in Dr. Conrad's honor to the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education by the Walton Sun.

November 24th is Founder's Day, recognizing R.C. Hoiles who started Freedom Communications, Inc. The Spirit of
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SummerCamp and the reader should not consider the factors outlined in this advertisement to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. Broker participation welcome.
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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
Society will receive sealed
bids at 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
(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 the Bidding
Documents at the Architect's
office in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders upon
depositing the sum of $125.00
for each set of Documents.
Contractors will be limit-
ed to two (2) sets of Bidding
Documents and Mechanical,
Plumbing and Electrical
Subcontractors will be limited
to one (1) set. Bidders may
receive bid documents in one of
the following manners: (1) bring
deposit check and pick up bid
documents at the Architect=s
office; (2) mail in deposit check
and bid documents will be


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 23, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
continued ,
PUBLIC HEARING -
SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of a
proposed ,ordinance governing
the subdivision of land in Gulf
County. County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the proposed the
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore, motioned to
adopt the following-titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-17
AN ORDINANCE GOVERN-
ING THE SUBDIVISION OF
LAND IN GULF COUNTY, PRO-
VIDING FOR THE PURPOS-
ES, INTENT, DEFINITIONS,
METHODS OF PLAT APPROV-
AL AND REQUIREMENTS
THEREFORE PROVIDING THE
SIZE LOTS, STREETS, AND
ALLEYS;I, PROVIDING FOR
VARIANCES; PROVIDING FOR
THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE


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.
I Other interested parties
may purchase complete sets of
Bidding Documents for the sum
of $125.00 for each set, which
is non-refundable.
Bidders may obtain 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 not submit a Bid will forfeit
their deposits unless Bidding
Documents are returned in
good condition three (3) 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
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,


PROVISIONS OF SAID OR-
DINANCE; PROVIDING FOR
THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCE
2002-01; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*
P.D.R.B.
RECOMMENDATIONS -
AUGUST 16, 2005
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the Augustl6, 2005 meet-
ing of the Planning & Develop-
ment Review Board:
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENT
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for Archie Barbee (Parcel
ID #03337-011R 4.63 Acres in
S13, T5S, R1 1W), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve a
small-scale map amendment
changing the land use from
agricultural to residential low
density. Commissioner Barnes
seconded .the motion, and it
passed unanimously.


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 Decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims
with this Court within three
(3) months after 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. McFarland, 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,


SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT
Pursuant to advertisement.
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for Archie Barbee (Parcel
ID #03324-101R 3.04 Acres in
S24, T5S, R11W), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
a small-scale map amendment
changing the land use from
agricultural to' residential low
density. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for St. Joe Land Company
(Parcel ID #06260-OOOR 9.4
Acres in S1, T9S, RI1W), Coun-
ty Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to approve a small-scale map
amendment changing the land


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT


ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION


MEETING FOR APPROVAL


OF RE-ZONING FOR A 30


ACRE PARCEL OF PROPERTY


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which
will approve the Re-Zoning of a 30 acre parcel of property to
Residential (R 1). The title of the Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE
ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

The property to be annexed is located in Section 13 of Township
8 A public hearing to consider the adoption of the Ordinance
will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 6:00,RM. at the
City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd, Pdrt,St. Joe, Florida 32456. The first reading of the Ordi-
nance will occur at the same location on Tuesday, December 6,
2005 at 6:00 RM. Copies of the Ordinance are available for
public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be
necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public
hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commis-
sioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City
Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Per-
sons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing
will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that a
verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the
appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires
assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261
ext. 114.


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 ORDINANCE AMENDING
GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE
NUMBER 2004-03 and
98-11 RELATING TO THE
REGULATION, LICENSING,
VACCINATION,
C 0 N F I N EM NT,
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 Commission
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
Office of the Clerk of Court,


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use from agricultural to residen-
tial low density. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
'PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL RUSKIN SHIPP
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Wetappo Bend (Parcel ID
#03361-OO0R & #03360-OOOR
* 16.694 Acres in S23, T5S,
R11W 27 units), -County At-
torney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
approve the preliminary plat of
Ruskin Shipp subdivision, con-
tingent upon additional survey
review. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL ST. JOHN'S
HOLDINGS
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for St. John's Village Unit 1
(Parcel ID #01369-OOOR 41.99
T, 'L" I .'


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


Farland read tLhe pubic cearu-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to ap-
prove the preliminary plat of St.
John's Holdings subdivision.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it'passed
unanimously.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL INTER COASTAL
ENTERPRISES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat 'ap-
proval for Inter Coastal Enter-
priqes Latitude 85 (Parcel ID
#03486-OOOR & #03498-OOOR *
16.42 Acres in S6, T6S, R11W
*), County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat
changing an approved proj-
ect with lower density of Inter
Coastal Enterprises subdivi-
sion. Commissioner McLemore
seconded, the motion, and it,
P j. ':d e- on'llT i. : e,
Will be continued '"L
.*.H.. *AS


NOTICE OF CITY OF POIT


ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION


MEETING FOR APPROVAL


OF SMALL SCALE COMPRE-


HENSIVE PLAN AMEND-


MENT FOR A 16.9 ACRE


PARCEL OF PROPERTY


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve
a small scale comprehensive plan amendment for a 16.9 acre
parcel of property to change its land use to Residential Low Den-
sity (R-1). The title of the Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORI-
DA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE FUTURE. LAND .USE MAP; PROVID-
ING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing to consider the adoption of the Ordinance will
be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 6:00 RM. at the City
of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd,L
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The first reading of the Ordinance will
occur at the same location on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 6:00
RM. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection
at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

'The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be nec-
essary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing
or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the
City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the
public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal
any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the
proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person
who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City
Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.


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. Exley, 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- 4pmr 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 lin the Cambridge Room,
Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe St., Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting will begin at
1:00 p.m. E.S.T. The meeting
will be open to the public.
Publish November 24 &


December 1, 2005U
REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS
The Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority is seeking a law firm
to serve as general counsel
to the Authority. Applicants
should have extensive experi-
ence in all aspects of represen-
tation of governmental entities.
Applicants should send a letter
of interest including their expe-
rience, qualifications, represen-
tative clients, and references.
Letters must be addressed
to Randall McElheney,
Chairman, Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority, 132 Harrison Ave.,
Panama City, FL 32401.
Letters must be received before
5pm on December 9, 2005.
Publish December 1, 2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port. St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its regular
monthly meeting for December
on Monday, December 12, 2005,
at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library
Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be
heard. -
If any person decides to

appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which" record includes the testi-
mony and evidence-upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Publish December 1, 2005


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Creative Team Member. Applicants must

have computer experience and have a team

playing attitude. Responsibilities include:.

Advertising design and page layout.

Experience in InDesign and Photoshop

a plus, but we will train the right person.

Benefits include: medical, dental and

vision insurance, 401K, success sharing,

paid holiday, paid vacation and sick leave.

The Star is a drug free workplace and

an equal opportunity employer. Contact

Kathy Smith, Creative Design Manager,

850-227-1290 or

email resume to: ksmith@starfl.com or

Fax resume to (850) 227-7212.

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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT


ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION


MEETING FOR APPROVAL


OF VOLUNTARY ANNEXA-


TION OF PROPERTY


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of Ordinance 336 which will consid-
er action on a Petition for Voluntary Annexation of property into
the City of Port St. Joe. The title of the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO
THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS; PRO-
VIDING A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO
BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING
OF CITY BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

The property to be annexed is located in Section 13 of Township 8
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. A complete legal de-
scription of the property by metes and bounds measurements and
a copy of the ordinance can be obtained at the Clerk's office.

The public hearing 'for the adoption of Ordinance 336 will be
held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will oc-
cur at the same location on December 6, 2005. Copies of the
Ordinance are available.for public inspection at City of Port St.
Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be nec-
essary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing
or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the
City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the
public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal
any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the
proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person
who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City
Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.


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Has your career gone HOMECARE Wewahictchka, Fl. be- pass DOTdrugtest. We 51
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101 Ournun1me0 COLDsTURK ie? nurs- Quality Care is 10am and 2pm until 5pm offer competitive pay.Ex
.. Our 120-bed skilled nurs- excellentt benefits package.
I ng facility in Port St. Joe is our Business 'eSubmit resume to: 1730
A0 seeking enthusiastic Full-Time RN's & Trout Ave., PSJ, FL 32456, AUCTION!
caregivers. Part-Time HHA'S call 229-6018 for more info Every Friday Night at 7 pm
EOE/Drug Free Workplace Eastern. Great Auctions
Place An A OFFER the following Are you looking for a fresh Weekly. Often Including
To Place An Ad benefits: start; something new? If Estates Col. Wade Clark,
in The Star *3 to 11 Shift Differential so, NHC HomeCare is the ACTIVITIES/SENIOR CUSTODIAL Auction-eer Wade Clarkv
Clasifieds $13.50 PRN rate lacefor you Our PORT CTR Port St Joe enor OpeningAuctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Classllfed $250 Referral Bonus ST, JOE agency, is a part- Center needs P/T ehrget- TheGulf County Health Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
Call Health, ULife, Vision, Den- .nerfriendly homecare pro- 'ic, creative; type for activi- e te 39,PAr 1737 10%
(850)747-5020 :tal Competifive wages gram seeking a FULL- ties, artsand crafts, Department hasone Buyer s Premium
*Paid TimeOff TIME RN & PART-TIME education;and meals pro- opening for a part-time Buyer's Premium
S- MATCHING 401K Plan HHA, to provide skilled gram. Fu job with accu- Custodian. Twenty hours 55-
1 (800) 345-8688 Uniform Allowance care to our homebound rate record keeping a nd per week @ $8.00 per
Aneda Bonus. reporting required. Call hour. Fingerprinting and
0 Tuition Rembur-e buatrentse' Mileage reim- 229-466 or apply at 120 emergency duties re-
r mbrsed. Library Drive, Port St. Joe. quired. OPS position, no
Program Interested parties may benefits assLibrary Drive, Port igned For CHINA Cabinet, gas stove,
Pleas contact May Fuze, Admin- more information, contact chair with ottoman, &
GOs Please Contact: isiraor at 850- 229-8238, MIRATI Lesia Hathaway at (850) more, Call 229-1954
GO, t Carrie Harrson or apply locally at 418 Reid ADMINISTRATIVE 227-1276, ext. 149. (
Look, at this site- Human Resources Director Ave n Pbrt St. Joe. port position for a growing Refer to Requisition Num- Reeves
www.l6aonauction.com Bay St. Joseph Care & EOE/DWF c. i Port St. Joe. Pleas- ber 649230908. Furniture & Reeinshn
POSTINGS OF ITEMS 220 9th Street gC anizilation and computer An Equal Opportuni- 234 Reid Ave. 229H374
presented: Board of Coun- Port St. Joe, FL 32456 skills a must. 40 hours aty/Affirmative Action Em- Tempur-pedic Beds .,
ty Commissioners at this 850-229-8244 Phone A week. Pay based on expe- Oreck Vacuumspoyer.
web page: http:houghshut 850-229-7129 Fax U fi rience & skills. To apply Aopplyrst:Vfloridacom .
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1. DREAM OF A Construction 877-562-7287 'eady to
-SWM oish THERAPIST Superintendent BUS DRIVER RIVER TRAINEES urFinis
Blue eyes, light brown/ SLP- PT- Manager ,. TRAINING NEEDED NOWF No expe- .
ynon-mkr looking for The Gulf County School rience required. Werner
SWF, 45 to 64, attractive, *A place where the'en- St. Joe Towns & Re- Board has immediate Enterprises has immediate
slim/medium build, good tire company is a Team. sorts is currently seek- openings for substitute openings for entry-level
health, to relocate to Mexi- *Company who ing an experienced bus drivers. Training will semi drivers. Our avg. driv-
coBeach for long term re- will allow you to give Construction Superin- consist of 40 total hours in- ers earn more than $36k
ationship. 850-2278251 20% more to Patient tendent for our GULF clucling 20 hours in the first year. 60% of our driv-
S850-227-8251 if needed COUNTY Homebuilding classroom and 20 hours ers get home nightly/
*Support is often given Operations. Candidate on a bus. Training is free if weekly. 15-day CDL train- w nw
even before yob ask will supervise the con- an applicant drives a bus ing available in your area.
S*Upper Management struction of detailed for the Gulf County School Call today 1-866-280-5309 BEACON HILL Cake Sale
gets involved and cares unique homes. Candi- Board. All other applicants for Human Socety 181
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY about you date should have great for bus driver training must for Human Society, 181
INC cleaning service. Resi- *Company that hires organizational and lead- pay a $52 fee. All appli- DRIVERS WANTED FOR Sun Ray Ct, Sat 3,m11a-3p,
denti al, vacation rveR only the best Therapist ership abilities; includ- cants must be finger print- LOCAL COMPANY Home hand crochet christmas
Pressurential vacation r onwill similar woThrkethic ng strong hcomi'Ta- ed, take abuses driver phys- every ngt years exper- dol, & other timeless
229-1654Ps .e' v,, and goals. tion skills ap thaIty idal, ad be drug tested ence. Clean MVR. Class A dollies, hand hooked wall
PRIVATE HOUSEKEEP- *A Company that is to follow in place proce- before being approved by &YB license. $300 Sign- On tapestries skyline of New
PRIVATE HOUSEKEEP- on my "Home Quality dures while managing the S.:r,,.,i,,slard as a -Bonus after 90 Days. Call York
ER haye. openings on my Management" multiple tasks. An un- driver An ictfsea drivers 769-9136
reschedule, excellent refer-es 624-8226 where the Patient is derstanding of external for the Gulf t lny School Wewa Sat. Dec. 3rd 8am til
ence624-8226made comfortable and and internal cu mer Board are a ble or any HELP WANTED: Mechani- 154 Horseshoe Drive at
2 8~ happy and you can give concepts are esSatial full tim- p lorp that cal knowledge a must. Sal- Lakeside Lodge. Left at
20% more than required inoaddition to strong come a.aif nterest- ary+ benefits. Full or part blue sign pass the bridge
*Paid Medical, Life, people skills. Five years ed or vwarw moe riforma- time. Apply in person, St. on hwy. 71 N. of Wewa.
STD and Continuing residential supervision tion, call Carolyn At the Joe Rent-All, 706 1st St., in Rain cancels.
Affordable Education Benefits required and two ,year Gulf County Adult School Port St. Joe, FL.
Home Improvements *Company who believes college degree pre- at 850-227-1744 COM Come All.
Sheetrock work,Textured in Education for all ferred. COME ONE, Come All.
Ceilings & Repairs, etc. PORTABLE RESTROOM Yard Sale. 1909 Juniper
9 850-896-6197, David We offer great pay & City of Mexico ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED Ave. Sat. Dec. 3, 8am-? No
Home Quality benefit package.. iy M Must have clean driving early birds. Rain cancels.
BUSHHOGGIN'me Mail resume to Beach record, have attention to 'Items such as rotating
By Pat & Larry Management 245 Riverside Ave., Is currently accepting ap- detail and be able to pass Christmas tree, decora-
850-648-1048 is the Company you're Suite 500, plications for Full Time po- drug test. We offer com- tions, sewing machine, ta-
850-64 dreaming aboutli Jacksonville, FL 32202; sition of Police offic- petitive pay and excellent ble & chairs, entertainment
S. Fax resume to; er-Patrolman 1. Must meet .benefits package. Send re- center & much more,
29 Call Shirley Torres- 904-301-4598 FDLE requirements, to in- sume to: 1730 Trout Ave.,
jDiftdr56fRehab or email to clude L.E. FDLE certifica- PSJ, FL 32456 or call 850- Final Yard Sale!
Recruitment- NOW!! jena.evansajoe.com tion. People, oral, & written 229-6018 for more info. 510 8th St.
D&D's LAWN, SERVICE. 1-800-458-7598 communications and EOE/Drug Free Workplace (back yard & Alley)
Reliable Mexico BIeach Email: Equal Opportunity some computer skills es- Friday 1m-5pm
couple, will. landscape, stores@hqmmall.com Employer* Pre- sential. Starting salary is Fdaylpm-4pm
mow. Storm Clean Up. Employment Drug $26,000/annual plus bene- SALES REP Sat 7am-4pm
Also Avaiabe for Port St. Screening and Back- fits. Applications will be re- Part-Time, needed for a Balance of last sale & lots
Joe, Waea & The Cape. ground check Required viewed until position is healthy living magazine, of new stuff. Something for
Dan & Oara 227-8225 or NHC filled. Call 850-648-4790 fun career, with excellent everyone. Cancel if rain til
648-5081 or 227-5770 HOMECARE for information or pickup growth potential for the next weekend.
Quality Care application at 118 N. 14th right candidate. Contact
32 is Our Busines St. The City of Mexico Suzie 850-284-2348. HUGE GARAGE
32 FULL1TIME1RN Beach is an EEOC provid- SALE
SFULL-TIME RN er SUBSTITUTE 131 Westcott Circle.
EXP. HOUSE PAINTING. DIRECTOR OF Executive Diretor CUSTODIANS Port St. Joe, near Post
I G Executiv e r ct oh 8 Office. Sat.Dec.3rd.
Interior/Exterior & Carpen- NURSING The Gulf County School Office. Sat. Dec. 3rd.
try Repair. 850-639-2791 Board has Immediate 8am-12pm. Toys, furni-
National HealthCare Trhensporthwest Florida openings for substitute ture, Christmas decora-
37Corporation, one of the Authnsportaity is seeking appli-ion Corridor custodians in the Port St. tions, teen girl clothes,
nation's largestlong- nations for the position of Joe area and n the then items, home de-
term health care provid- Executive Director. Re- Wewahitchkaarea All sub- kitchen items, home de-
GOLDEN RULE PET SIT- ers since 1976 is seek- sumes should be sent to stitute custodians are im- gifcor, lots. Household items,
TING S VICE. Perfect Randall McEheney, Chair- mediately eligible for any gifts. Household items,ng for
alternate to I'errnelr, DON in our MARIANNA man of the Northwest Flor- Start a new oa r full time custodial posi- eryone.
your 4 legged kids. Re- HOMECARE PRO- ida: Transportation Corri- as a tax preparer tons that may come open. everyone.
ferried by local ved k.Relia- GRAM. P All applicants must be
ble pet sitter/pet owner. The successful candidate dor'Aveuthority, at 132 Harr- p drug tested, take a physi- LOOKING for old useable
Does home visits-while will posses homecare or FL 2401 and should be v'Flexiblhours cal, and be finger printed, items, furniture, cast iron
you are away. In business clinical supervisory ex- received no later than 5:00 .Professlonalwork environment If interested or want more cookware, TVs, VCRs,
7 years. Call Diana or Dan perience. Partner friend- p.rrk'December 9, 2005. /BonusIncentves information, call Don Rich DVDs, games, fishing/
227-5770 or 648-5081 or ly work environment Resumes must evidence or Carolyn Peak at the Gulf camping equipment, call
227-8225 Where quality of service significant experience in all Year Roun Employment(FT&PT) County Adult School at day or night, leave mes-
is valued. Excellent aspects of transportation .Nowacceptingapplicationsl 227-1744 sage, 850-653-8120
compensation package planning, public transpor- *
iricluding benefits. station, public finance and
j right of way acquisition. B p,
Interested candidates Applicants must also have
can call 850-526-5195 significant administrative .IAlCKSN H WIBT
or fax your resume to experience. Resumes
.850-526-5827 must include educational -.- .- Ta- l sTAN vic
Attn: Sandy Streetman. background, prior experi- Ofices rinipndg W anadle riaXGuf o EstIe a tateN
4i00 Employmnt EOE/DFWP ence and references. 7 Properties
The Port St Joe Star nDecember 8,9 & 10
0 1 iT has an opening for a Seacrest Beach, Cape San Bias
4 1 '' Creative Team Member. St. Joe Beach, Panacea, Leon & Taylor Co.
Applicants must have computer experience and have E
CLERICAL POSITION cur- a team-player attitude.
rently available. Full time Ln n l
or part time. General office Responslbllltles Include: Advertising design and' You could earn extra
duties. M-F 8:30- 5:00pm. page layout. Experience In InDesign and Photoshop Ioney at tax time
Company is located in a plus, but we will train the right person. BEAUTIFUL HOMESITES
Betty et 227-2057 for appt. Benefits Include: medical, dental and vision insur- /NoPadxneienaa EXCLUSIVESECRESTBEACH
ance, 401K, success sharing, paid holiday, paid va- Paidifinigavaisbe RELAXING RESORT DESTINATIONS
LEGAL .cation and sick leave. vCompe/l an COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
ASSISTANT The Star is a drug free workplace and v/Flebb hoos INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
ly seeking a ay administrative ', e YeaRund Employment(Fr&PT) For Exact Times & Locations Call 800-323-8388
assistant for sn legal de- Contact Kathy Smith Nowacceptingapplicationsl On Line Bidding Arliable!
hartment, Resa nsie for Creative Design Manager, 850-227-1 90 Myers Jackson, CES, AARE, Auction Coordinator

Successfully candidates or e-mail resumewto ksmith@starfl.co n W '&I.overs ilC.
have a min of 1-2 yrs of or fax resume to (850) 227-7212. .:":iai'ii uig II 800-323-8388 AU479 AB 296 ..
exp as a legal secretary "JR-: SUNWi0 HWiII '
and/or paralegal. Fimilarity You may also apply in person at the Star office -.. --,-., iS
apply on ane, @ joe.com located at 135 W. Hwy. 98 In Port St. Joe. oson pr ownda ndIpe*rt[S


YARD SALE at 6915 Gar-
denia St in White City. Sat.
Dec. 3 at 7am-12pm.
Dishes, clothes, lots of
good items!!
YARD SALE! SAT Dec 3rd
8:30a-12:30p Eastern
YARD SALE PLUS SMALL ENGINE
830 Joneshomestead Rd REPAIRS
Christmas decorations,
household items, furniture, NOW AVAILABLE
children's furniture, nice Climate Control
kids toys and clothing,
adult clothing, luggage,
and lots lots much. St. Joe
YARD SALE! SAT. Dec. Rent-All, Inc.
3rd, 7:30am-11am. 522 6th 706 First Street
Street. 3-Story Barbie
Dream House, Little Tikes Phone 227-2112


81m
1BR Loft house over look-
ing a beautiful stocked
pond, 2.62 acres, lots of
deck space, room to build,
$180k, call 850-227-4128
ST. JOE BEACH Santa
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
.(800)239-4959.
ST.. JOE BEACH. Pineda
St. $225,000. 2br/1lba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated
beach. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959


Outside Playhouse.
Clothes and misc items. / MINI-STORAGE \ W
227 -9645 I2-F o- -al-
IlII I oMEXICO BEACH- water-
n57 a5x10 10x10 10x20 front, 2br/1.5ba, canalfront
townhome, blue water unit
COMING SOON! On Site Rentals 6 Days 108C, Miramar Dr. 1 blk to
A gulf, deeded boat slip
Airport Lima Service A Week incl'd. Furn'd. Immaculate.
Call 850-899-0678 $585k Call (315) 525-4306.
IRRIGATION PUMP for ASK ABOUT FREE
sale, $200, call 647-3119 MONTH'S RENT!
or 527-9130R83
LIKE NEW yellow couch & ri LOT FOR SALE on St. Joe
matching' chase lounge. g0 F rSa Beach, lot sits Coronado
King boxspring & mat- Street, $275,000. Call
tress. Call 648-2139 2176 HWY 98. 4 Lots, (423) 581-5283/ By Owner.
PLAY HOUSE, 8x8x6, 3 great possibilities for PRIME ACREAGE on wat-
windows, carpeted, barn multi-family. 183ft. Unob- er, creek, river or beach to
style roof, shingles, wired structed Bay View. City build home. Write: L. Pal-
for electricity. New paint, water & sewer. Currently a ace, 7945 Fisher Island Dr.
Yellow & white. Toys in- convenience store with Miami, Fl. 33109
cluded. $600. 827-2685 Deli. $1,700,000. Joan
Lovelace, 850-527-2560 REDUCED!!!!!
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
alty or 800-239-4959 75x150', (high) with mobile
0 0 [- home, 2 br, 2 ba. .1/-
blocks from gulf. 36x36
REMEMBER: ADS in carport, 2 sheds, fenced
this classification may or pet area, $280K. Partial
may not require an in- Owner financing available
vestment or may be MEXICO BEACH, 2BR/ 850-647-9193 By Owner.
multi-level marketing 2BA, Townhome, Sea Pine
opportunities. We do off 15th St. brand new, will ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
not recommend giving consider owner financing, stricted subdivision, sec-
credit card or bank ac- $249K, 850-227-6626 ond block from beach,
count information out $180K obo. 850- 10.
over the phone. Always 8 Hm ST. JOE BEACH, 470
research the company 81 Pineda Street, 75x150, 3rd
you plan .to do business block from beach, $199K.
with BEFORE investing. HOME WITH ACREAGE (956) 943-1514 By Owner.
2004, 1919sf, 3 Br, 2 Ba ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
like new modular w/ large Shores Subdivision, Nice
70 living areas, built-in TV & building lot, sewer tap
bookcase, garden bath w/ paid. 2nd block from
2 BR and 4 BR Long Term sitting room on acreage beach, underground utili-
rentals, available in Mexico fenced for horses with ties. $279,900. Joan Love-
Beach. Call Hambrick Re- barn & stall. Asking lace, (850)527-2560 Mexi-
alty 648-1102 for details. $149,900 bring offers! co Beach Harmon Realty,
Sandy Beach Properties 800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, beach 850-697-5300 -
side condo, 2br, 1.5ba,
avail. 12/1/05-5/1/06. $875' MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
mo + until. no pets. 3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
706-333-0159 ing room w/vaulted ceiling. BEST BUY
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound BEST BUY
MONTHLY RENTALS deck. 2 blocks from dedi- In Crawfordville!
available 2 br, 2 ba. & 2 br, cated beach. $349,900 2001, 1152sf, 3 Br, 2 Ba
1 ba fully furnished. Locat- Joan Lovelace MH on private lot just over
ed at Simmons Bayou and 850-527-2560, Mexico 2 acre. Offers new carpet
St. Joe Beach. $900 and Beach Harmon Realty & appliances, garden tub,
$950/mo w/ minimum 6 (800)239-4959. walk-in closets, fireplace,
month lease. call Century rear deck & more in con-
21 at229-1200 MEXICO BEACH- 507 venient location. Askihg
SGeorgia. 3br, 2ba mobile $80,000 bring offers
m,, home on corner lot. Sandy Beach Properties
71 'Screened porch and deck. 850-697-5300
710Fenced in back yard. NDYMAN SPECIAL,
$275,000. Joan Lovelace HANDYMAN SPECIAL,
2 BR, 2 BA, 8228 Hwy 98 850-527-2560, Mexico Youngstown FL, 3br/2ba
PSJ Beach, gulf view, Beach Harmon Realty Mobile H, %aacre, renter
great for resident or busl- (800)239-4959. ocup 6yrs, appraised $76K
ness $975mo + dep. Call 3yrs ago, $65,000 obo,
850-647-9214. MEXICO BEACH- 609 800-735-5092, By Owner
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
3 BR, 1 BA, house with 75x112 corner lot. Large -
separate office in St., Joe Florida room, screened -
Beach. AND 2 BR, 1 BA back porch. $275,000.
MH in St. Joe Beach. Ref's Joan Lovelace TRAVEL TRAILER, 30ft,
Req'd. For more details, 850-527-2560, Mexico 330 Desota St. Make Offer.-
please call 850-340-0662 Beach Harmon Realty 850-877-4307
or 850-647-2546. (800)239-4959.
3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea- MEXICO BEACH, 34th St. 10 i
con Hill, fully furn'd with 3br/2ba, Beachside of I I
beautiful Gulf views. $1500 Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
mo. incl's util's. 647-8317 maintained, fully furnished. To Place An Ad
Guifview. $695,000. Joan in The Star
4 BR, 2 BA GULF AIRE, Lovelace, (850)527-2560 Classifieds
Port St. Joe Bch. call Mexico Beach Harmon Re- Call
229-881-2700 alty, 800-239-4959 Call
GOLF COURSE TH fully MEXICO BEACH, Ocean- (850) 747-5020
furnished, 2br, 1.5ba, idyl- side Village. 38th St. newly or
lic location on stream, constructed end unit 1 (800) 345-8688
Beautiful View. $850mo. townhouse. 2br/2ba, pool,
850-264-7032 garage. $549,900. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560 IlH
HOUSE FOR RENT in St. Mexico Beach Harmon Re- I
Joe Beach, 3BR, 2BA, alty, 800-239-4959 2004 DODGE Dakota, 4
large yard, $1000mo. Call 2004 DODGE Dakota 4
Gene at 850-830-9342 OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba door, 14,212 miles,
-I m ~on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep $20,200 or best offer. Call
A fish pond, greenhouse, 859-827-8863
79U screened porch, carport w/ Dodge '99 SLT
work shop. $274,900 Joan Dodge99 SLT
Lovelace 850-527-2560, 1500 4x4, V8, excellent
BEACH Mexico Beach Harmon Re- condition, Red/ Tan, load-
BEACH alty (800)239-4959. ed, garage kept, 80k mi-
les, $10,000. 763-6335.
STORAGE OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba TOYOTA '99 TACOMA, 5
on 2 acres, outside shed. speed, power windows &
Day: 227-7200 Near Wetappo Creek, CD Player. Excellent con-
$249,900. Joan Lovelace edition. $7500. New tires.
Night: 647-3882 850-527-2560, Mexico Call 653-2841 or 653-8500
St. Joe Beach Beach Harmon RealtyCl3 16
(800)239-4959.

MINI STORAGE bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa- FC
cious rooms Irg yard near FORD '90 Club Wagon
010c4iGmarrisAve,PortSt.Joe,FL schools, town. Fireplace in passenger van, former
f(rtitnePoIMntdirtoults) family room, screened Church van. Easily seats
porch. $385,000. Joan 12. Removable seat, will
229-6200 Office Lovelace 850-527-2560, haul about anything. Good
814-7400 Cell Phone Mexico Beach Harmon Re- mechanical shape. $2500
alty (800)239-4959. or best offer. Call 381-6341


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Earning a Trip to State with Victories and Class


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Long, long ago in a
galaxy far, far away I
started in newspapers
as a sports writer.
Or at least that
was my first perma-
nent assignment after
spending a few months
as an intern.
But I started this
second career hoping to
spend my ink-stained
days covering sports.
My aspirations at the
time reached no higher
than being the best
prep sports writer I
could possibly be.
And I was fortunate,
because though the
paper was smallish in
size I somehow lucked
into covering events
many other sportswrit-
ers spend their entire
careers hoping one day
to soak in.
The Daytona 500,
the opening series in
Florida Marlins his-
tory, an NCAA football
championship game
played at the turn of
the millennium in New
Orleans and Florida
versus Florida State in
both Gainesville and
Tallahassee, to name a
few.
I reported on sev-
eral state basketball
championships Port
St. Joe captured under
former Coach Vernon
Eppinette and a couple
of trips to state football
championship games
by Bay and Rutherford
high schools over in
Bay County.
All that serves as a
roundabout way of say-
ing what a season.
What a season for
the Port St. Joe Sharks,
a season so memorable
we at The Star felt it


Proud


deserved its own sec-
tion in tribute.
'The following pages
attempt to chronicle,
through the stories and
pictures that graced
our pages the past few
months, that wondrous
season, which will
remain something for
future teams to shoot
for regardless of what
happens Friday night
against Fort Meade.
There are two pri-
mary reasons.
The first is that I
don't believe Coach.
John Palmer and his
incredible staff Chuck
Gannon, Kenny Parker,
Kesley Colbert, Curtis
Ray and Mike Bullock
- ever saw it coming.
It sure wasn't evi-
dent in the season-
opener when five turn-
overs and a flurry of
yellow flags helped lead
to a loss to Class 2B
power Blountstown.
The Sharks were too
green in key positions,
the prevailing opinion
held, not as talented
as recent squads to
make too much noise
in a tough seven-team
district. And facing a
difficult opening slate of
road games, well .500
seemed a laudable goal.
But as the season
unfolded it was clear
there was something
special about this team.
They had playmak-
ers aplenty on offense,
a defense which pitched
five shutouts six if
you consider the fact
that Mayo Lafayette's
points in the region-
al finals came on a
botched punt and
Scool-headedness under
pressure which seemed
at times almost preter-
natural.


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Matt Gannon


And as I walked the
sidelines week in and
week out the funda-
mental reason for their
success seeped through
the X's and O's and the
sterling coaching they
responded to so consis-
tently.
This brings us to
fundamental point No.
2.
To fracture a sports
cliche, there simply
were no I's found on
this team.
I This was a team
without egos, which
made up for what
might have been lesser
talent compared to
other Shark squads
with a cohesiveness
and unity which is
not found too often in
this high-profile sports
world in which athletes
seem stationed on, ped-
estals from pre-school.
They listened to
their coaches, even
when those coaches
were, well, speaking
in something above *a
whisper. They cheered
for each other, but-


tressed each other
when things didn't"
go as planned, when
execution was less than
ideal.
They were stun-
ningly even-keeled and,
there was no jealously.
Ash Parker didn't
care if Quentin Jenkins
scored the touchdown,
Warren Floyd didn't
care if Terry Thompson
made the tackle the
important thing was
the plays were made.
Maybe most impor-
tantly in'a community
where a railroad track
still goes far in demar-
cating racial ,status,
there was only purple
and gold on this team,
nearly 40 athletes play-
ing as one, pulling
each other toward their
ultimate destination,
which, as it turned out,
was the state title game
this Friday.
In short, these were
good, quality kids.
Athletes and people
this community can be
proud of and remember
for years.
Yes, winning helps
all that jelling, but
believe me when I con-
tend that championship
teams are not always
comprised of champi-
ons. The Sharks, win
or lose on Friday, have
done nothing but play
and carry themselves
as champions.
There might be no
higher praise I can
offer than this the bet
here, having watched
and followed him for
several years in the
1990s, is that Coach
Eppinette would have
been proud to .call this
group his team.
We know well fall
well short of fully cap-
turing what an exem-
plary squad they were
this season, but we
offer this section in
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style of play for 2005
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Port St.
By Tim Croft Quinn,
Star News Editor who threw
For a time on Friday hit four d
night the Sharks of Port and the Sh
St. Joe High School left the rushing ya
question open as to which different'ba
team at Bowles Stadium in "Mike
Blountstown had actually good job," P
traveled all the way to the quarterback
state title game in 2004. sity start
In the end, though, the "He really
Blountstown Tigers tained past week.
the upstarts to take a 25-14 to improve
win which was closer than condition."
the score indicated. On the
The downside for the blade, tho
Sharks was that they sus- had 12 p
trained two more injuries to yards and
key players in an already thin over five til
roster. They also came out on bles. Addit
the short end of the score. ers, Ash P
The upside is that what Jenkins, ar
undlprmined thpe hark.s'Pffnrt this week's


Joe
and Mike Byrd,
a halfback pass,
different receivers
harks had positive
rdage from seven
acks.
Quinn did a real
Palmer said of the
k in his first var-
as signal-caller.
worked hard this
If he continues
we'll be in good
other side of the
ugh, the Sharks
penalties for 108
turned the ball
imes, four on fum-
ionally, two start-
Parker and Josh
*e questionable for
s game after sus-


Falls At Blountstown
appeared to take the ball the
distance for the score.
A holding call, however, ---- -fm.
nullified the touchdown and 7m
brought the ball back out to.,
the Shark 36. Coorey Silcox.
picked up 11 on a sweep left ,
and when the Sharks were
called for spearing on the
tackle, the ball was advanced
to the 12. J3aker broke free on
a trap up the middle, shaking
three tackles en route to the
touchdown he was denied
An incompletion on a ...
two-point conversion made it "'"
7-6 at the end of one period.
Stuck deep in their ter-
ritory with just under nine
minutes left in the second
quarter, the Sharks tried V
to stretch the Blountstown


Sharks Down Marianna, Even Record At 1-1


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The defense never rest-
td.
Port St. Joe shut down
Marianna's offense through
threee quarters and gave its
)wn offense several key early
opportunities as the visit-
rig Sharks (1-1) evened their
recordd Friday night with a
22-10 win.
Marianna (1-1) man-
aged just 118 total yards,
including 49 passing yards,
40 of those yards' in the air
coming in the final quarter.
rhe Sharks did not allow
\larianna to mount a consis-
:ent running attack and the
Bulldogs could 'not stretch
:he field against the stingy
?ort St. Joe defensive 11.
"The defense was great!,"
?SJ coach John Palmer said.
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and they held them off in the
second half when we didn't
do a good job of holding on
to the ball."
The Bulldogs were in
trouble early when starting
quarterback Marquenten
Webb went down with a leg
injury on the third play of
the game. A shifty double-
threat passing and rushing,,
the Bulldogs never seemed
to recover from Webb's
absence.
After the teams
exchanged punts, Marianna
had the ball at its 25 when,
on third down, backup quar-
terback Brandon Gardner
fumbled, the ball squirting
free toward the Bulldog goal
line as players from both
squads scrambled after it.
Sidney Harris ultimately cor-
ralled the ball for the Sharks
at the Bulldog 6.


Davis rushed through a gap-
ing hole on a trap left for the
touchdown. Daniel Welch's
extra point made it 7-0.
After shutting down
Marianna's sputtering
offense, St. Joe marched 80
yards in 12 plays the drive
started with a holding pen-
alty so it in truth covered 90
yards bridging the first and
second quarters.
Three holding penalties
against the Sharks who
committed 11 infractions for
98 yards further slowed
Port St. Joe, but behind the
running of Quentin Jenkins
(two carries for 47 yards)
and the playmaking of quar-
terback Mike Quinn (4 of 6
passing in the game for 81
yards, and a critical 44-yard
run late in the half) Port St.
Joe marched toward the end
zone.


score on a 7-yard trap to the yards and Isabella added the century mark for the field
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Sharks Move To 2-1 With Another Road Win; Home On Friday


By Tim Croft Two of those fumbles, score set up after Port St. Joe 22 yards on the ground, 78
Star News Editor coming within mere seconds recovered a Chipley fumble. total yards.
Thepreliminariesareover. of each other in the sec- Parker and Quinn hooked The Sharks registered
Now the real fun begins. ond quarter, led directly to up again from 10 yards out, seven sacks.,
The Port St. Joe Sharks 10 Chipley points. Another with Mica Ashcraft adding the "We are playing excel-
ended their three-game r fumble was lost when quar- extra-point, early in the sec- lent on defense," Palmer said.
(2-1) ended their tree-game terback Mike Quinn tried to ond quarter "The mistakes we've made are
road trip to open the sea- sneak in for a touchdown But with just under three correctable. We just have to
Chipley (1-2)lastFriday, the from the Chipley 1. minutes remaining in the half, do a better job of correcting
final act in the prelude to "Not only did we give the Chipley defense forced them in practice."
District 1-1A play. them points, we took points Quinn to fumble in the end A 45-yard run, after
off the board," Palmer said. zone, the Tigers recovering another Shark fumble,
First up will be Freeport "We made it-a lot closer than and adding the extra point to allowed Chipley to close to
(1-2), which will arrive on
Friday as Port St. Joe cel- it should have been. get within 21-7. 21-17 in the third quarter but
ebrates the 50th anniversary "We'd like to be clicking The Sharks fumbled the Port St. Joe put the game out
of Shark Stadium. a little better on offense. We ensuing kickoff, the Tigers of reach by driving 65 yards
"It's nice to get back can't get any rhythm." recovering and converting the in the fourth quarter, Quinn
home" said Sharkt coach That didn't prevent the miscue into a field goal to pull sneaking in from the Tiia '
John Palmer. "It's very nice Sharks from jumping to an to 21-10 at halftime. _. .
to be back home, to be com- early 21-0 lead. nSt la
pletely honest. It will be a big .ui T l en~ l t eall
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Port St. Joe Hands Wewahitchka First Loss of the Season


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by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Over the first 24 min-
utes it was everything a fan
could hope for under Friday
night lights.
Unfortunately for
Wewahitchka, there were
still 24 more minutes to play
as it hosted colntv rival Port
L. TJe lq.- t r


for the first time this sea-
son.
"That's why you play two
halves and four quarters,"
said Wewahitchka coach
Greg Jordan. "Take noth-
ing away from St. Joe, they
played well in the second
half and we didn't.
"It's a tonuh lnss for the


hole on a middle trap and
sprinted virtually unimped-
ed in to the end zone.
The drive's fuel came
when quarterback Mike
Quinn hit Parker in the left
flat near midfield. Parker
slipped two tacklers and
sprinted down the side-
line fnr a 1-viard rain to


caused some confusion on
their part," said Shark coach
John Palmer.
On Wewa's punt, the
snap went awry to the left
and with Jenkins bearing in
the punt was skied for a loss
of two yards and the Sharks
were at the Wewahitchka
34.


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Port St. Joe Heads into Key Tilt on Five-Game Streak


by Tim


Croft


Star News Editor
The test is on the grass
of Shark Stadium this week


very well," said Shark coach
John Palmer. "Our kids were
not as focused as they need-
ed to be. We could have been


kids realize
his week is.
at as coach-
ow big this
ice to go 4-0
iat is big."
nam district,
e and games
ome against
coming in the
ks. the tilt
inty which
d where Port
in the state
mains in the


Top 10 could be argued
as the Sharks stoutest test
since the season-opening
loss at Blountstown, ranked
No. 2 in Class 2B.
"We have to do better this
week," Palmer said. "Liberty
is 4-1, not 1-4 like some of
the other folks we've played.'
"The playoffs are the only
ranking we have to be con-
cerned about. We want to
stay focused on the playoffs
instead of being ranked No.
3 in the state."
Liberty County is aver-
aging 35 points a game on
offense, playing a split-back
veer offense unlike anything
the Sharks have seen this


year, Palmer noted. They
have size up front and in the
backfield, he added.
Liberty County allows
just 7.2 points a game, its
lone loss was on the road to
West Gadsden.
The Sharks will certainly
need to bring a better game
than they carried to Sneads
last weekend, a performance
for which Palmer had few
glowing words.
While Port St. Joe
pitched a shutout against
Sneads and held the home
team to just 147 total yards,
it was a less than inspired
performance on the Palmer
gauge.


Part of the problem may
have been two quick and easy
touchdowns in the opening
quarter. The Sharks scored
on each of its first two pos-
sessions, both drives culmi-
nating in touchdown passes
from Mike Quinn to Ashton
Larry. The first covered 20
yards, the second 30 yards.
But from that point,
Quinn completed just one
other pass, finishing with 64
yards passing. He also fum-
bled the ball away twice.
And though the Sharks
chewed up 323 total yards,
the effort was often lacking,
particularly compared to the
impressive way Port St. Joe


dispatched of Wewahitchka
and Freeport the previous
two weeks to rise near the
top of the state poll.
"You have to play a whole
game and we haven't done
that yet," Palmer said.
Quinn completed the
scoring against Sneads with
a sneak from the 1.
Quentin Jenkins paced
the Shark attack with 159
yards rushing on 16 carries.
"He ran the ball really
well," Palmer said. "He's got-
ten better every week."
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Through the mist and
barbecue smoke hanging
over Shark Field on Friday
night Port St. Joe could begin
to recognize an image of the
state playoffs.
The Sharks (6-1 over-
all, 4-0 in District 1-1A)
dominated Liberty County
in every phase of football
and snatched a vice grip on
the district lead with just
two league games left on
the schedule with a 43-12
thrashing of the Bulldogs (4-
2, 2-2).


them to five total yards of
offense while scoring 17-
straight points over the ini-
tial 10 minutes of the second
half to salt.the game.
Quarterback Mike Quinn
and wide receiver Ashton
Larry provided the early
spark with a pair of touch-
down passes.
On the Sharks' fourth
play of the game from the
Liberty County 47 Quinn
fooled the secondary, gaz-
ing left before turning right
and letting loose a bomb to
Larry behind cornerback
Jayce Ford just as Quinn


point kick having as much
chance as the Bulldogs at
that point, making it 20-6 at
intermission.
The Sharks took the sec-
ond half kickoff and needed
just five plays to motor 51
yards culminating in Quentin
Jenkins' 6-yard touchdown
run. The key play was a 35-
yard run by Ashley Davis,
one of nearly a dozen plays
for double-digit yardage by
the Shark offense.
It was three-and-out
for Liberty County on the
ensuing possession and the
Sharks drove 46 yards in


extra point.
While putting the game
out of reach in the opening
nine minutes of the second
half, the Sharks held Liberty
County to zero net yards.
"We swarmed to it," said
Port St. Joe defensive coor-
dinator Chuck Gannon. "We
did a good job. We are just
trying to get better every
week."
Liberty County's Ervin
Young sprinted around -end
for a 59-yard touchdown on
the,penultimate play of the
third quarter and Port St.
Joe's Greg Farmer finished


Port St. Joe Wraps up District 1-IA Title


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Another dominant per-
formance on defense, anoth-
er offensive explosion and
the district title now resides
in Port St. Joe.
The Sharks completely
overwhelmed out-manned
host Jay en route to a sev-
enth-straight victory and the
clinching of the District 1-1A
title last Friday.
Port St. Joe held Jay
- dealing with player injuries
and defections to just 60


Gadsden at 7:30 p.m. this
Friday at Shark Field. Port
St. Joe will be celebrating
Senior Night.
"This was a big one,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "(The district title)
was what we were working
for all year. It was a huge
motivator for us."
The Sharks were so dom-
inant on offense that they
were able to get playing time
to three quarterbacks, seven
running backs and a number
of other junior-varsity and


Travis Dailey


Quinn ran for a touch-
down and hit touchdown
passes of 26 yards to Josh
Jenkins and 30 yards to Ash
Parker, all in the second
quarter to stake Port St. Joe
to an insurmountable half-
time lead.
Quinn ended the night
6 of 7 passing for 167 yards
and two touchdowns.
"He's really done a good
job 6f minimizing mistakes
the past three weeks," Palmer
said. "He's taken care of the
football and he's made some


quarter to complete the scor-
ing for the Sharks.
Parker carried eight
times for 69 yards to lead
Port St. Joe on the ground,
with Davis rushing eight
times for 57 yards.
Quentin Jenkins had two
catches for 79 yards.,
Once again, that offense
was teamed with a suffocating
defense, which never allowed
Jay to get untracked.
"We were able to con-
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Star News Editor
Port St. Joe football
coach John Palmer cap-
tured perfectly the feel of last
Friday's home win over West
Gadsden, a victory which
completed an undefeated
season in District 1-1A plav.


from Apalachicola at 7:30
p.m. ET on Friday night.
After that it will be the first
round of the playoffs, with
Port St. Joe hosting Hilliard
at Shark Stadium.
The Sharks raced to a
quick 16-0 lead in the open-
ing quarter and added anoth-


scoring.
There was little in terms
of significant action the rest
of the way.
"The first half I thought
we did a pretty good job
on offense," Palmer said. "I
didn't think we played that
crisolv, I thought we lost


Quarterback Mike Quinn
was 4 of 11 passing for 86
yards and one touchdown
with one interception. Ashton
Larry caught two passes for
63 yards.
Defensively, the Sharks
pitched their fourth shutout
of the season, holding West


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Port St. Joe Whallops Apalachicola 49-6


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Two entirely different
species of shark took the
field in Port St. Joe last


Bryce Nelson


12:43 at Shark Field sufficed
to understand Port St. Joe's
Homecoming night win.
Port St. Joe gained 146
yards and scored five touch-
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in its end Apalachicola was
three-and-out and squeezed
out a punt of nine yards,
Port St. Joe taking over its
opponent's 34.
Greg Farmer picked
up four off right tackle and
Parker followed with a 30-
yard jaunt around right end
on a sweep and it was 21-0
with still 3:32 left in the
opening period.
On second down on
the ensuing drive McNair
fumbled again with Josh
Jenkins recovering for Port
St. Joe at the Apalach 14.
Port St. Joe quarterback
Mike Quinn attempted his
only pass on first down,


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe chewed up
more grass than a Kentucky
thoroughbred on Friday night
and ran right past visiting
Hilliard.
The Sharks rushed for
368 yards and once again
delivered the key plays early
as they raced past the Red
Flashes to a 28-6 Region 1-
1A semifinal victory. Port St.
Joe (10-1 and riding a 10-
game winning streak) hosts
Mayo Lafayette (11-0), a 14-


Joe Ru
6 winner over Wewahitchka
on Friday, in next week's
regional final.
Though the Red Flashes
(7-4) were of a decidedly dif-
ferent mettle, Port St. Joe pro-
duced a rerun of last week's
shellacking of Apalachicola,
the Sharks grabbing the jug-
ular with lightning quickness
and never letting go.
After holding Hilliard
three-and-out on the open-
ing drive, Ashley Davis field-
ed a punt in stride on a dead
run at the Shark 35 and
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sprinted through the middle
of coverage to the Hilliard 28,
producing a net gain on the
punt for the Red Flashes of
just seven yards.
Davis (22 carries, 98
yards) picked up five off tack-
le and Ash Parker picked up
21 on a sweep left. Davis
finished the drive up the gut
from the 2. Will Just added
the extra point and it was
7-0 with just over three min-
utes expired.
Hilliard tried to mix their
offensive looks all night,
largely to little avail, but a
quick hitter on first down on
the following drive produced
a 15-yard run by sophomore
tailback Ralph Bolden and
brief momentum.
Which was then lost
.as the Sharks concentrat-
ed on neutralizing quarter-
back Daniel Thomas, who is
entertaining several major-
college scholarship offers,
the remainder of the drive,
keeping him from breaking
free outside while interrupt-
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failing to gain a first down
after Bolden's jaunt the
Sharks took over at their 24.
A pair of penalties,
including a holding call
downfield on a big gain by
Quentin Jenkins (16-81),
had Port St. Joe back at its
23 before Parker, who had
184 yards on just six carries
(30.6 per carry) and a receiv-
ing touchdown, took a pitch
right, got seal blocks from
wideout Ashton Larry and
quarterback Mike Quinn,
and sailed 77 yards for the
touchdown.
It was 14-0 Sharks after
Just's extra point.
"We thought we'd be
able to run against them,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "I thought we did a
great job up front. The guys
on the line really teed off and
put a helmet on somebody."
Hilliard answered on
the next drive, needing just
four plays to motor 65 yards
for the touchdown. Thomas
found Andre Walker behind
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touchdown. Dennis Alderman
added the extra point and
though they didn't realize it,
Red Flashes had completed
their scoring.
They would muster just
87 yards rushing and 75
yards passing for 162 total
yards.
"I think we took ourselves
out of rhythm," said Hilliard
coach Paul Whittenburg,
who led the team after head
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again, Quinn hitting Parker
on a deep fade from 23 yards
for the score and a 28-7. lead
heading into halftime after
Just added the extra point.
"It's important for us not
to play from behind," Palmer
said. "After they made it 14-
7, we did a good job to score
on the next drive and the
series after that."
The Sharks .twice drove
into Hilliard territory in the


Port St. Joe Edges Mayo Lafayette for Regional Title


By Tim Croft
Star Newvs 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
began preseason practices
with Evangel Christian.
But Hurricane Katrina


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


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Fifty Years of Gridiron Memories


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
They were a team comprised
mostly of seniors, a tight-knit group
of local boys who addressed each
other by their nicknames -Night
Train, Stomp Ant, White City Flash.
The members of the 1955 Port St.
Joe Sharks football team were the
sons of mill workers and fishermen,
a rough and tumble lot who took


Shark Field in 1955, in a season
opener against the Walton County
Braves of DeFuniak Springs.
On the field, cheerleading captain
Gail Hinote revved up the capacity
crowd.
"There was a lot of excitement, a
lot of spirit. We were all so caught up
in it," remembered Hinote, who would,
become the Sharks' Homecoming
queen later that year.


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The 1955 Shark varsity football team. Left to Right: Robert Nedley, Oliver Harper, Billy Johnson,
Jimmy Marlowe, Charles Smith, Gene Raffield, Frank Fletcher, Travis Jones, Ross Hudson, Walter
Wilder, Wayne Taylor and Bert Munn.


star players; both went on to play
college ball.
Johnson said Taylor earned the
nickname "Night Train," because "he
ran through the line like he was
trying to find someone to run over."
Wilder was tagged "Stomp Ant"
for reasons that escape both him
and Johnson.
Despite the best efforts of Stomp
Ant and Night Train, the Sharks were
defeated by Walton County 7-0.
Wilder remembered the game as
"nip and tuck, hard fought," and a
disappointment to his teammates,
who had expected an easy victory.
On the Walton team, 175-pound
John Clenney, now a Port St. Joe
resident, matched up on the line
opposite the Sharks' 209-pound
tackle Gene Raffield.
Clenney said that although his
team was small, weighing in at an
average of_ 170 pounds, they were
fast.
-"It was a .good ball game,"
remembered Clenney, adding, "They
probably-had a better team than we
did."
On the field that night was


Shark football coaches Lamar Faison (left)
and R. Marion Craig
grader Edward Smith, had failed
to find his footing, and the Sharks
suffered another disappointing loss.
In their only tie of the 7-2-1
,season, the Sharks matched up
against a highly touted Quincy
team.
"They were supposed to walk


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Charles Smith, Captain
Guard
All Conference


Billy Johnson
Guard


Gene Raffield Franklin Fletcher
Tackle End '


orders from their hardnosed coach R.
Marion Craig, a former paratrooper
and Clemson standout.
With no football stadium in the
city limits, they had learned to take
their hits on a baseball field covered
in sand spurs.
In 1954, when the Shark
Quarterback Club broke ground on a
football stadium in a vacant lot next
to the old high school (see A Field
of Their Own), the teammates spent
their PE periods digging up roots.
"It was kind of like the old prison
farm system," remembered Robert
Nedley, who played end for the
team.
With the stadium completed, the
Sharks 'played their first game on


It. had been an unusually fast
game, with only one punt and one
penalty.,
"It seemed like it was over with
before it got started," remembered the
Sharks' right guard Billy Johnson.
Walton posted 'the only points
early in the second quarter on a
double reverse from St. Joe's 9 yard
line.
The Sharks rallied late in the
second quarter, with quarterback
Walter Wilder intercepting a Walton
pass on the 50-yard line.
Wilder and fullback Wayne Taylor,
who was suffering from a knee injury,
took the ball to the 10-yard line, but
no further.
Wilder and Taylor were the team's


Clenney's future wife, Shark
cheerleader Sandra Bracewell,
shaking her pom-poms with Hinote
and the squad's seven other
members.
"That was the first time we ever
saw each other," said Clenney, who
doesn't remember taking much note
of the woman with whom he'd share
46 years of his life.
"I was too enraptured with playing
football," laughed Clenney.
A 7-2-1 Season
The Sharks lost only one
other game that season, against
Marianna.
An injured Wilder had been forced,
to sit out the much of the game. His
replacement, the inexperienced ninth-


all over us," said Johnson, who
rememberedd one Quincy player's
surprise visit before the game.
"They had a boy from there that
was supposed to be red hot that came
through the locker room looking for
Walter. He was a big shot, supposed
to be the King Pen of the defense."
He had come to intimidate the
Sharks' quarterback.
"He wasn't real little either,"
Johnson remembered.
Despite the Quincy team's size
difference Raffield, the Sharks'
heaviest player, looked small by
comparison the Sharks tied the
game 26-26.
Quincy's victory over Marianna
later in the season eased the Sharks'
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If Wilder had not been hurt, they,
reasoned, the Marianna game would
'.have been an easy victory.
A No-Nonsense Coach
SThough some of the former Shark
',players ,cannot remember many of
.-the details of their opening game
,,against Walton County, they can all
,conjure in mind one fateful day at
.practice.
:Head Coach Craig, dressed in his
customary white T-shirt and shorts,
",a whistle hanging around his neck,
had decided it was time to teach the
Team a lesson in tackling.
A hands-on coach, he lined the
,players in a row and tackled them,
"one by one.
After downing halfback Bert Munn
and several of his fellow players,
-Craig charged his star quarterback,
"knocking Wilder out cold. ,
"Itscared Craig 'cause he thought
-he done killed him," remembered
"Johnson.
The shaken coach ended the
lesson as Wilder slowly came to,
-his misfortune welcomed by senior
tackle and team captain Charles
Smith, who was next in line.
"I was so glad [Craig] stopped,"
Smith recalled.
Though Wilder had nearly been
sent to his maker by Craig, he did
not hold a grudgV against his head
coach.
Wilder and his teammates are the
first to defend Craig's unorthodox
coaching style. Beneath his rough
exterior, they found a caring heart,
and a genuine concern for their well-
being.,
"A lot of grown people didn't like
him 'cause of the way he talked
to us," remembered Johnson. "He
called us a bunch of goofballs, but
we needed it."
"He had a temper, but you didn't
mess with his boys," added Nedley.
The players expected disciplined'
practices, with Craig teaching new


Captain




Marsha Eda Ruth


plays before each game. He also
stressed the basics.
"He taught fundamentals to the
nth degree," recalled Taylor, who
noted that Craig was extremely
intelligent, with a 160 IQ.
The 1955 team remembered Craig
as an innovative coach, one whose
trick plays and screen passes were
well-suited for college ball.
"Craig was a little bit ahead of a lot
of coaches in the area," remembered
Nedley.
To demonstrate his techniques
to his players, Craig hit the practice
field without pads. He believed, in
winning, and expected the best from
his players.
"Craig would get right there with
you and you better make it right,"
said Smith.
While Craig was the team's
tough customer, line coach Lamar,
Faison. was the team's soft-spoken
diplomat.
"He was a little laid back,"
remembered Munn. "He tried to keep
Craig in line."
At the high school, Faison taught
continuously for 38 years, and was
much beloved by his students and
football players.
"I thought the world of him," said
Johnson. -
After many years as a coach,
Craig was elected Gulf County
superintendent. When he retired,
his former players staged a lavish'
retirement party.
Frank' Howard, Craig's former
Clemson coach, was the guest of
honor, and Charlie Whitehead of
Cook/Whitehead Ford, a one-time
Shark football player, was the master
of ceremonies.
Whitehead presented Craig with
a brand new Ford, which he unveiled
on the commons area stage. The
coach's friends and former players
chipped in for a television and paid
off some of his financial obligations..


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The 1,955 cheerleading squad,


Nedley, one of the party's
organizers, remembered the Coach
being "very moved" by the tribute.
"He was one that didn't show
his emotions, and liked to show the
tough shell and all, but really he had
a soft heart," said Nedley.
A Shark Turned Bulldog
The Night Train kept on rolling
after graduation. Receiving an
athletic scholarship, Taylor joined
the University of Georgia line-up.
Bulldog Coach Quinton Lumpkin
had played against Craig during
his years at Clemson, and was as
intimidating as : Taylor's former
coach.
He did 200-300 pushups every
day before practice and ruled the
team with an iron fist.
"Every kid on that football team
was afraid of him," remembered
Taylor.
Taylor's sophomore year, the
Bulldogs scored a victory over
Missouri in the Orange Bowl, and
won the SEC Championship.
In the Orange Bowl, Taylor made
the game-winning play, intercepting
a Missouri pass before being pounded
by a 6-foot-10, 300-pound giant.
When he came to, he removed,
his mouthpiece, and the television
camera caught a glimpse of Taylor's
missing front teeth.
"Everybody in St. Joe thought
I broke my teeth out, but I had a
partial already," laughed Taylor.
After college, Taylor returned
home to Port St. Joe and was the
high school's head football coach for
17 years, taking the Sharks to the
state championship.
He was hired by then-
'superintendent Craig.
A White City Missionary
Many of the 1955 Shark players
chose to remain in Port St. Joe..
Wilder became school
superintendent, Smith" opened
Linda's Restaurant, and Nedley rose
to the ranks of president and chief
operating officer of the St. Joe Paper
Mill.
One of the team's greatest success
stories was that of guard and tackle
Oliver Harper, a White City native
given the. nickname "White City
Flash" by his teammates and "Little
Gator" by Craig. .
Harper's father was a mill worker
and alligator hunter, and his mother
ran a White City convenience store.
A devout Christian, Harper
sought to convert his teammates.
Along with center Jimmy Marlow,
the quiet teenager initiated prayers
in huddles.
According to Harper, the season
began with only three or four players
identifying themselves, as Christians.
At the end of the season, all but, two
or three had adopted the faith.
After graduation, Harper was
fishing on Lake Wimico when he met
two men who would set him on his
life's journey.
J.W. Parkman, the owner of the
Supreme Ice Cream Company, and
Ashberry Blount asked the graduate
about his career plans.
Harper answered
that he would like to go
to college and become a
minister.
Parkman and Blount
became the White City -
youth's benefactors,
paying his way through
Howard College and
the University of Miami
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medical school.
Harper said God was calling him
to become a medical-missionary.
After college, Harper joined the
Foreign Mission Service and spent
eight-and-a-quarter years in Java,
Indonesia working in the Keziri
Baptist Hospital.
I1r Indonesia,. Harper was a
physician as well as an evangelist.
During his time there, he helped his
fellow missionaries establish four
churches.
With his wife, Virginia, and three
children, Jennifer, Christopher arid
Matthew, Harper immersed himself
in his work of "preaching, teaching,
healing all the things that Jesus
told us to do."
Last summer, Harper and his
children spent three weeks aiding
tsunami victims.
Harper now works in private
practice in Birmingham, Ala., and is
the Evangelism Outreach leader of
the First Baptist Church in nearby
Warrior.
A Reunion on the Field
On Friday, the Gulf County School
Board and Port St. Joe High School
are celebrating "50 Years of Football
on Shark Field."
1955 Shark teammates will be
honored on the fieldI during the
. halftime celebration, joined by
the 1955 season's cheerleaders,
majorettes and band members.
Programs, sponsored by Ramseys'
Printing and Office .Products, will
show the Sharks in all their 1955
glory, and a reception, sponsored
by Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty,
will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
Centennial Building.
Game time is 8 p.m., with reserved
seating available for all former Shark
students, staff and teachers.
Harper, who is unable to attend
Friday's ceremony, said he would've
been proud to share the field once
more with his old friends.
"It was a super group when you
look back on it," Harper said. "It
would've been so nice."


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