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Sharks

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Santa simply had to wait.
The elves, their championship bling
around their necks, were running a tad late.
Christmas on the Coast became cham-
pions by the coast as the annual Christmas
parade was delayed about an hour last
Saturday night as buses ferrying important
cargo steamed from Carrabelle and through
Franklin County toward Port St. Joe High
School.
There, the 2005 Shark football team
and coaches, newly-crowned as state Class
1A football champion


in Miami less than 24
hours earlier, disem-
barked and were imme-
diately whisked away
on holiday red sleighs
which bore a strong
resemblance to fire
trucks.
And from there,
the team was escorted
by lights and sirens to
the front of the parade,
where the crowds which
lined Reid Avenue got to
show their appreciation
for a job well done and
.the players and coaches
had a chance to show
off their championship
medals, gold medallions
dangling on red-white-
and-blue ribbons.
But it was all pur-
ple and gold in down-
,town Port St. Joe as
the Sharks traveled the
'parade route.
"I loved that," said
lineman Jordan Todd.
"Coming home, the
-whole community being
behind us and want-
:,ing to see us, it was a
great."
Sidney Harris, who
scored a touchdown and
help anchor a stingy
defense as Port St. Joe
shocked defending state
champion Fort Meade
38-31, noted that the
parade offered the first
taste of celebrity.
"A kid asked me! for
an autograph and to
take a picture," Harris
said. "I liked that kid,
C.J., who came running
up to me asking me to
autograph a football for


are Sta

him. It felt good."
Ash Parker and Quentin Jenkins, run-
ning backs who both produced huge games
against Fort Meade, spent their time atop the
fire truck talking about whether or not this
was some kind of surreal dream.
"It just felt great, we're a champion,"
Parker said. "I told Quentin this feels like
a big old dream. I said I sure hope we don't
wake up and have to play in the morning."
The Sharks arrived home as champions
after playing performing like them down at
Florida International University, building a
21-3 halftime lead only to see it melt away


The


ite


Champions


in a flurry of Port St. Joe fumbles and Fort
Meade big plays on special teams.
And, finally, in the fourth quarter to
regain control of the game by doing what the
Sharks had done all night, smash the ball at
the Miners between the tackles and dominat-
ing the time of possession and the yardage.
"Life has its ups and downs," said run-
ning back Ash Parker. "We knew we had
them in the fourth quarter because the
fourth quarter is our quarter."
Since the season-opening loss to
Blountstown, in which the team which lost
to Fort Meade for a state championship last


Thrill of Victory


year scored six fourth-quarter points against
the Sharks, Port St. Joe had not allowed any
of its 12 opponents the Sharks ended 13-1
which included a forfeit in the state semifinal
- to score in the final period.
The Sharks dominated the game in just
about every statistical category through all
four quarters.
They chewed up 427 total offensive yards
while holding the Miners to just 161. Rushing
yardage alone, the Sharks topped 300 yards.
The Sharks had the ball for just over 30
minutes compared to less than 18 minutes
for Fort Meade.


Jenkins (121 yards
on 16 carries) and Ashley
Davis (18 for 118 yards)
pounded the ball between
the tackles all night and
Parker added anoth-
er 87 yards on 14 car-
ries. Jenkins scored two
touchdowns and Parker
and Harris one each on
offense.
"We thought we could
run right at them, between
the tackles," said Port St.
Joe coach John Palmer.
"Our offensive line played

great. There were some
holes there."
Todd added, "We
would run the same play
two, three, four times in
a row, right at them. We
could see they were getting
tired."
Jenkins ran the
ball over from the 1 and
Parker returned a fumble
41 yards and rushed in
from the 4 as the Sharks
built a 21-3 halftime lead
which appeared to be all
but insurmountable as
Port St. Joe contained the
speed which Fort Meade
had exploited during a 9-4
run to the title game.
"The whole defense
played well," Palmer said.
"We thought if we could
control their sweeps
we had a good chance.
(Defensive coordinator)
Coach (Chuck) Gannon
came up with a good plan"
emphasizing ends and
linebackers staying at
home and in their lanes
"and we didn't miss too
many assignments."
It all appeared to
unravel, however, in
(See CHAMPIONS on Page 16A)


Friends of North Port St. Joe Seek a Substantive Vision


Special Planning Area Designations


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The Friends of North Port St. Joe have
spent the last few months outlining their
wishes for the future of the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood.
At a Saturday morning meeting at the
Washington Improvement Group center,
study director Charles ,Connerly presented
a mission statement that he believed best
encapsulated the group's stated objectives:
"Keep what we have, upgrade it, improve
it We are here to stay."


The Friends group was created through
a Jessie Ball duPont Fund grant to Florida
State University's Department of Urban and
Regional Planning to support community
planning efforts in the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood.
Led by Connerly, the FSU team hosted a
series of Study Circles comprised of 47 North
Port St. Joe residents and nonresidents in
September and October.
The purpose of Saturday's meeting was

(See FRIENDS on Page 14A)


Comp Plan and Growth Top City Agenda


An aerial map shows three special planning area designations within Port St. Joe. The Friends
of North Port St. Joe will seek to create a Community Redevelopment Area in the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood (Area 3), and may expand these boundaries west to capture property tax revenues
from the development planned for the old mill site.


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The City of Port St. Joe will soon grow
a bit more so there seemed hardly a more
appropriate juncture to take the next step
toward updating the city comprehensive
-plan.
Without much comment city commission-
ers during their regular bi-monthly meeting
Tuesday night authorized the submittal to
the Florida Department of Community Affairs
of draft updates to the city's comprehensive
plan, which commissioners work-shopped
last week.
The DCA will review the amendments
- the department has 60 days for its
review and return an ORC (Objections,
Recommendations and Comments) report
which outlines what the city must or should
still accomplish to complete an update of the
comp plan.
The city is submitting only a portion of
the amendments which will ultimately bring
the comp plan current in order to move


ahead as quickly as possible, said city man-
ager Lee Vincent.
The current plan, which provides the
outline for growth and development in the
city for the next 15 years, has not had major
revisions since it was first adopted in 1990.
The goal is to have an updated plan in place
by next July.
There are various elements which still
must be updated and approved by commis-
sioners for submittal to the state a housing
element which would address, in particular,
affordable housing and an outline of infra-
structure, identifying needs and demands on
water, sewer, stormwater management and
solid waste.
Maria Pennington, a consultant con-
tracted by the city to conduct the update of
the comp plan, has thus far completed work
which is primarily focused on environmental
elements.
A strategy has been outlined to meet
(See CITY on Page 13A)


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More Issues than Just Sand for Beach Group


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There is more than
just new sand needed out
on St. Joseph Peninsula.
The Coastal
Community Association,
an advocacy group for
property owners on St.
Joseph Peninsula and
Indian Pass, held its annu-
al meeting last Saturday
with a packed house turn-
ing out to Billy Joe Rish
State Park.
And while the past few
weeks would leave most
to assume that the meet-
ing was about all things
beach renourishment, the
nearly three-hour con-
clave covered a variety of
topics, from fire safety to
the cape sewer project to
emergency response.
Certainly, the hot topic.
was the rebuilding of the
peninsula's beaches, with
several presentations cen-
tered around studies tak-


ing place to quantify what
the beaches mean eco-
nomically to the county,
the feasibility of rebuild-
ing the beaches and what
the cost, and how that will
be borne, will be.
"There has been a tre-
mendous amount of prog-
ress," said Ray Golz of
the beach renourishment
effort. "In fact a lot of the
steps to beach restoration
are being taken."
Much of what was cov-
ered was well familiar to
anyone who had observed
a series of County
Commission meetings and
workshops over the past
few weeks, without much
of the dissent.
In all, more than half
a million dollars in state
funds is underwriting two
studies on beach resto-
ration, one determining
feasibility and costs, the
other identifying offshore
sand which-could be eco-


nomically moved to the
peninsula beaches for res-
toration.
Those studies are
examining rebuilding the
beaches from the Stump
Hole to the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, or
just a portion of the prop-
erty represented by .the
membership of the CCA.
The feasibility study
should be completed in
February, according to
Michael Dombrowski, the
engineer contracted with
the county to conduct both
studies, while the sand
search study should be
finished the next month.
Dombrowski noted
that the last eight years
- since a feasibility study
was first undertaken by
the county have seen
erosion dramatically
increase.
"If nothing is done,
the shoreline will be at
C.R. 30-E or east of that


in 30 years,"
In turn, an econom-
ic study of the beach
being underwritten by
the Tourist Development
Council, for which prelim-
inary results were provid-
ed, is quantifying the eco-
nomic dynamic between
county and beaches.
One-sixth of the coun-
ty's economic output
comes from the peninsu-
la, with 43 cents spent on
the "mainland" for every
dollar spent on the penin-
sula. The peninsula pro-
vides roughly a quarter
of property taxes in the
county, all according to
the preliminary data from
the study.
And because there
are just 72 homesteaded
properties -,and therefore
have assessments capped
at 3 percent annually -
out of 1,436 taxable prop-
erties, some 95 percent of
any rise in property val-
ues from beach restora-
tion, for example directly
benefits the county, Golz
said.
Golz also sketched out
one proposal for at least
raising the initial fund-
ing for a beach restoration
project which has been
pegged at $12-$15 mil-
lion, not including ongo-
ing maintenance costs.
This is the where con-
troversy over the entire
project revolves., though
it was, as expected,
less vocally highlighted
Saturday that it has in
weeks past: not just how
to check that erosion, but
more particularly who
should pay.
County commission-
ers approved for adver-
tisement last week three
Municipal Services Taxing
Units (MSTUs), one for
gulf-frpnt ,, properties,
another for gulf side inte-
rior property owners and
another for bayside prop-
erty owners.
Those MSTUs must
still be approved by the


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tion for impacted property
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say.
With 72 properties
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tion in the project area,
any binding referendum
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county funds from a rise
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values on the beaches with
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tentative formula until
Dombrowski completes
his work.
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pleted most of its environ-
mental work regarding a
solution the department
has identified more than
a half-dozen options to
maintaining the. integrity
of C-30E at the Stump
Hole.
"We have to get a
structure of some sort
down there," said Howard
Lovett, project coordinator
for FDOT. "We are looking
at every option."
Because of the poten-
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A Banner Year for the Downtown Banner Program


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Reid Avenue has never
looked lovelier to St. Joe
Beach artist Chuck Creasy.
A series of banners hang-
ing up and down the avenue
showcases his painting of a
lighthouse adorned with a
festive Christmas reef.
Creasy was select-
ed by the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency (DRA)
as its Downtown Banner
Program's first featured art-
ist.
DRA chairperson Trish
Warriner suggested the ban-
ner program as a means of
promoting the work of local
artists, and recruited Gulf


Alliance for the Arts (GALA)
member Creasy and presi-
dent Kim Harrison to provide
aesthetic direction.
"DRA was insightful
enough to say, 'I think some-
one in the arts community
should be on this commit-
tee,'" Harrison said.
In choosing an artist, the
committee looked no further
than resident artist Creasy,
a renowned watercolorist
who studied under famed
American artists John Pike
and Norman Rockwell.
The DRA commissioned
Creasy to paint four designs
for use on the Christmas,
spring, summer and fall ban-
ners.


Creasy was humbled by
the selection.
"I think it's an honor to
be able to have some of my
images used to set the tone
and mood for local arts in
Gulf County," he said.
The DRA gave Creasy a
few guidelines for the first
banner: they wanted the art-


trained the possibility of sell-
ing prints of the banner art-
work in the future.
To help fund the project,
the DRA is selling advertising
space beneath each banner
for $30.
"We wanted each busi-
ness to have an affordable
opportunity to sponsor the


St. Joe Beach watercolorist Chuck Creasy was selected as the
Downtown Banner Program's first featured artist. Creasy's paint-
ing of a lighthouse adorned with a holiday wreath is featured on
the current downtown banners, and he has been commissioned to
paint three additional banner designs.


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Among Creasy's paintings of area shrimp boats is the "Dora
Mae." Creasy will likely feature a boat on a forthcoming seasonal
banner.


Downtown Redevelopment Agency interim director Carol
Davis (left) and chairperson Trish Warriner stand beneath one of
several holiday banners along Reid Avenue. The DRA's Downtown
Banner Program seeks to promote an awareness of the arts in the
Port St. Joe community.


work to incorporate the coast
and Christmas time.
Creasy was inspired to
paint a lighthouse when the
historic St. George Island
lighthouse collapsed and fell
into the water.
He has made initial
sketches of the remaining
banner designs, and believes
the artwork will feature some
type of water fowl, a boat and
a beach scene.
He wants to give the art-
work a local feel by painting
native landscapes.
The DRA plans to fea-
ture a new artist each year,
whose work will hang beside
banners from previous years
and add variety to the down-
town display.
GALA will select the
future artists. Creasy said
the alliance has already dis-
cussed possible candidates,
and will draw from an expan-
sive pool of talent.
"We have some [artists]
that would work really well,"
Creasy said.
The original paintings
will hang in the DRA office at
206 Monument Ave.
Harrison is thrilled at
the idea of a continuously
expanding gallery that will
showcase the very best the
arts community has to offer.
"We are real excited as
Gulf Alliance members that
the city agreed to purchase
the artists' original artwork,"
Harrison said.
The DRA has also enter-


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banners," said DRA interim
director Carol Davis, who
anticipates that the current
banners will hang for at least
three years.
The DRA was created in
1990 to improve the econom-
ic viability and aesthetics of
downtown Port St. Joe.
It completed an exten-
sive revitalization of the
downtown business district
in 1996, repairing sidewalks,
improving parking and add-
ing crosswalks, brick pavers
and planter sections.
The DRA is current-
ly seeking sponsorship for
future downtown banners.
For more information, call
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Editorials, Comments. PAGE FOUR The Star
FOUR THURSDAY, December 8, 2005


Peninsular Logic
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vlii'h ser-m r ilmn:.st sell-endc'it revenue te, turtiher erodirig bea':he. and de:lin-
I Noithin .:-in trul', be asse .-ed for s~ eral ing property alc.5 but th t ai rg-im nr- loses
rnmnt LiriUntil a hIost ol studies. are completed tra:'.ion lor nrmi- ot hl:i ,ould see that scenario
ar-i t 4r- :,S.i'n.i and on,:erns already. e..%presscd ,as nothiriL- more than Lr_,ng-sought belt-tielgien-
add hIren,' .:'1 the dlbat Ae I h ? 5 iluii'.i .a a,-d i n -l i i berc h ori i o-l ':,i- io_ urit-,. ':',rrnm issioners
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,sfl', b .:l-, A en iri' onderSetarnd. there tr-ue ..::pe 1l tEhe anth ..linri n ir.h iI' iti:oi-cerns property tai-es
issel t 311 3 RPotting mt ria.f.] saei 'r o ,n An'r, storm of
Nothing is quantili-ed That should he a lundinc, as cornniissioners repeated aaiJn and
basic from which all debaLe, on all sides, again last week, with the Board of County
starts. Commissioners, is a misnomer not to mention
2. There could hardly be a worse time to frightening.
be urging for any new property taxes in this ltimately, the property owners on the
couny,1 regardless aof theformandthrea acronm oUltimately. the property owners on the
county, regardless of the form and the acronym peninsula will have the final vote on taxing
and regardless of whether the state or feds are units by ballot. That is a ballot which at best
Th e question which was asked again and will be cast by just a fraction of property own-
agahe in during recent meetingwas and againworkshops ers because many do not have Homestead

the past few weeks which can be paraphrased exemptions nor vote in this county (presenting
as, "Aren't the beaches a county asset?" really another unknown).
misses the point. And commissioners have produced thus
The answer is as clear as the purple sky far a performance which only underscores the
during an October sunset. As one reader noted need for change, in either thinking or the minds
this week, they don't receive much direct doing the thinking.
benefit from public schools, but recognize the Commissioners have pretty much wafted
importance. in the wind provided by whichever side or on
There is a reason people live here. Anyone two occasions all sides has turned out before
who has lived anywhere outside of Gulf County them. First knocking down the advertising for
and nearly every person who has lived in the taxing units; then riding the merry-go-round
county all their lives comprehends that reason back to the other side and reversing course
and part at least part of that reason is the once again to allow them to move forward.
peninsula. There is no long-term vision there, which
But to understand that remains a long has been proved again and again. Solving a
stretch way from asking people to add on to long-term solution without one seems like using
already hefty property tax bills at a time when a teaspoon to keep the waves away from the pil-
those property taxes are already seen as outra- ings of your home.
Rating the Schools
Those soaring graduation rates for Gulf has left or is about to leave the district the past
County Schools reported last week could also couple of years due to retirement is quite stag-
serve as something of a canary, gering.
The county high schools this spring gradu- The educational schools and institutions
ated again over 90 percent of those who themselves know that an adequate number of
first enrolled as freshman four years prior. The replacements are in the pipeline. The shortfall
district has resided in the state's Top 10 in that in annual output of new teachers from Florida
poll for seven years or so, a feat which deserves, universities alone is numbered in the tens of
we humbly suggest, more attention than even a thousands.
state football championship. And replacing folks such as those who are
Consider that the state is making up the exiting the system in Gulf County, genuine
rules rules which any educator will tell you threads of the community many no college
are as fluid as mercury and the high schools education will accomplish that mean feat.
in this county are handing out sheepskins at Locally, property values are having a grow-
a rate more than 20 percent points above the ing impact. It isn't cheap to live in a lot of places
state average. in Gulf County. The amount of affordable hous-
That's pretty spectacular work in the class- ing in the county shrinks by the day and should
worn antd guiding in thei direltiLr f hte gradu- .anyone .check- teacher salaries, particularly in
a.cl.,i t stae y their carter, is, shall we say, not keeping up
But rn,: something this rrimrnnit should property values.
n for- granted due to a confluencnSure, there might have been a host of
_,ta ir .nd national trends circumstances which coincidentally had Gulf
Well start atop the foundation that most District Schools lose more than a half dozen
any reputable research points to the value of an tech Sc he beginning of school, but such
education, particularly in what popular author teachersesince the beginning of school, but suecme
labels a "flattening" world in which the competi- sudden resignations seem certain to become
tive workplace can be, literally, global, less and less the exception.
Bachelor's degrees, some studies suggest, So a graduation rate which only two of the
aren't even sufficient. 67 counties in Florida could equal is of chain-
Then note that on a local, state and nation- pionship caliber.
al level teachers are becoming as scarce as It serves as a barometer of how the public
quality television, which was probably an oxy- high schools do their jobs, both against the
moron all along, measurements of the state and those of a pretty
Gulf County has begun to see the early terrific group of teachers and administrators in
effects over the past couple of years and the this county.
tracking line is dropping on the graph paper. Community pride is warranted.
Retirement is a steadily pressing issue: But as is said over and over again in sports,
across the country as a generation the Baby it's not so much the attaining a championship
Boomers retires so too will a well-spring of that's the harder part, it's the repeating.
educational talent. Teachers by the thousands The district, and the Gulf County School
with fonts of experience will be leaving systems Board, will face significant obstacles some
across the country beyond their control in the repeating as the
In Gulf County the teaching talent which years move forward.


by Kesley Colbert



'Tis The Season.....


Those few weeks between
Thanksgiving and Christmas
used to drive us nuts! In our
elementary school days we'd
have Miss Belle Alexander
to the hair-pulling-out-stage
the first day back! Even at
that early age we had dis-
cerned that trying to teach
us to subtract three digit
numbers or spell a-n-t-i-s-
e-p-t-i-c when we were still
stuffed with turkey...... and
flushed with the knowledge
that Christmas was "right
around the corner" was just
down right un-American!
Now, you have got to
realize that this was way
back when there was a space
between Thanksgiving and
Christmas!
By junior high school the
situation had become practi-
cally untenable. Ricky Hale
would be telling us about his
Aunt Ruth near 'bout killing
off the whole family with her
Thanksgiving experimental
ham salad casserole. Miss
Mary Nell Bryant was direct-
ing us toward compound
sentences. We were more
interested in Ricky's older
brother grabbing his throat
and turning green.
It's kinda like when Mr.
Warren would come over the
loud speaker and announce
that due to the impending
snow storm school was going
to dismiss at one-thirty.
Folks, it would only be elev-
en-fifteen---but school was
effectively over for that day!
You couldn't promise Buddy
Wiggleton, Bobby King and
Pam Collins a short day and
expect them to sit quietly and
act rationally until dismissal
time. The "possibilities" and
the "anticipation" would elec-
trify us as they reverbrated
down the halls!
We spent three weeks
between the two holidays in
that type of mode. We'd had
a little taste of freedom with
two days at Thanksgiving.
They were going to turn us
loose for a whole week at
Christmas!
Now, there wasn't noth-
ing to do in our little town
when we were out of school.
But that was beside the


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Heater,r satke:
The teachers had a tech-
nique they always unloosed
against us. Tests! And memo-
rization! And, ye gads, at the
homework! Mr. Arlie "Chuck"
Berry would demand the
science projects be turned
in the Friday BEFORE the
Christmas holidays started!
It was like they expected
us to learn whether we want-
ed to or not!
The great spit ball war
in Latin Class happened
in early December. Just
too much energy in a fair-
ly dull class! It started out
with Bobby Brewer shoot-
ing little tiny salivated up
paper wads through a straw.
He'd hit LaRenda Bradfield
or Graylene Lemonds iri the
back of those bouffant hair
do's and it wouldn't even
ruffle a feather.
He had to increase his
fire power! He chewed up
half of a Blue Horse ruled
paper sheet, got the tight ball
he needed and when Miss
Bouldin was writing "Ero,
Eris, Eristis" on the black-
board he plopped a "wet one"
on the back of Charlotte
Melton that drenched all four
people setting next to her!
Charlotte, bless her
heart, didn't take nothing off
of nobody! And she didn't care
if Miss Bouldin was "Eritin"
or "Eroding", looking right at
her or visiting her cousin in
Memphis, she grabbed that
dripping spitball and flung it
right back into Bobby's'face!
Miss Bouldin restored sortie
semblance of order but the
cat was out of the bag.
The next day everybody
in the class came armed. The
Blue Horse people must'a
loved it. I had wadded up
fifteen or twenty sheets just
for my personal use. I had
even pre-soaked a few of
them. It was the boys against
the girls! The first time Miss
Bouldin turned her back
the air was filled with fly-
ing, dripping missiles! Folks,
Nola Purcell took one right
on the forehead..... it would
have knocked out a lesser
person! Susie Cozart was
slinging'em with both hands.
Bobby Jackson was a pretty
good athlete and he was let-


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h, I. [,r \\a. rren g,-,t d1.-n
ther-re ri las' I c.In Ire -n-imber
the silence wh'ten- he finally
got it. And I remember the
spit balls still stuck to the
black board and the windows
and the light fixture and the
ceiling..... and the big whelp
above Nola's left eye.
My folks were pretty
upset when they learned
about this one. I blamed it
on Diana Morris. They liked
her and figured if she was
involved there was a good
reason for it. I think I forgot
to tell them that I maybe had
pre-loaded a few wads and
that possibly I could have
thrown one....or two balls.
To tell you the truth, I
didn't throw all that I had.
I was afraid that I might hit
Charlotte Melton.....
We didn't have a clue
back then about post holi-
day letdowns or some type
of pre-Christmas excitement
syndrome. We were too busy
having fun to psychoanalyze
anything!
And listen, if you think
we didn't have a clue, you
ought to look around today!
Life seems to be going by
in a blur. You can't tell one
holiday from another without
a calendar. We are advertis-
ing, buying, shopping for one
season before we can get the
other one over with! We have
marketing gurus on Wall
Street or over at Macy's who
tell us if this is going to be a
"good Christmas" or not! '
Can you believe that?
We all should stop and
ponder on this one for a min-
ute. Ifs not a Thanksgiving
turkey dripping with giblet
gravy or a certified, correctly
wrapped, Santa approved
iPod smugly place under
the tree that makes all of
this work.....it's Ricky Hale
and Susie Cozart, Buddy
Wiggleton, Bobby King
and Pam Collins. It's Anne
Alexander, Reggie Lawrence
and Don Melton. It's the
wonderful memory of the late
Charlotte Melton going toe to
toe with Bobby Brewer, nei-
ther asking nor giving, any
quarter!
I hope you get more this
season than a full belly and
a new plasma t.v......
Respectfully,
Kes


Go The Distance
by Tim Croft

Star News Editor


A Brave, Brave Man


I preface with one note
- I lived in Miami.
I drove or rather,
road-raged the highways
that circle Miami like a
kitten's ball of yarn, turn-
ing every man and woman
into part Dale Earnhardt
and part Mr. Magoo.
But one man deserves
particular recognition this
week due to his willing-
ness to put life and limb
in harm's w-w-w-w-a-a-a-
a-y-y-y just to get to a high
school football game.
Now, this wasn't just a
football game, it was Port
St. Joe's trip to the state
Class 1A title game, which
in case you've been living in
a fallout shelter you know
the Sharks won, becoming
state champions.
One could easily make
the argument that Sam
Anttila is a champion,
also, for diving into the


scrum that is Miami rush-
hour traffic in order to get
buses ferrying the Shark
cheerleaders and fans to
the game.
This was related to
me through a letter from
a grateful passenger who
wished to remain anony-
mous, but wanted the com-
munity to know that not
all the outstanding plays
made last Friday night in
Miami came on the field.
There were 81 fans
and cheerleaders on two
buses, and another bus
with the band on it, which
made the 11 -hout drive to
Miami.
They were staying at
a hotel about 45 minutes
from Florida International
University's stadium,
which, in Miami rush
hour, is roughly equivalent
to being on Pluto.
The band left at three


hours prior to the 7 p.m.
game while the other two
buses left about an hour
later, based on advice from
a bus driver who I can only
surmise was pulling some-
body's leg if it was implied
that it was plenty of time
to make the game.
This is 5 p.m. in Miami.
There are few larger park-
ing lots.
Naturally, it was quick-
ly bumper-to-bumper and
45 minutes got the two
buses about seven blocks
before as the letter writ-
er noted the nightmare
actually began. This, again
only a guess here, must
be a glass-half-full sort of
person.
A drawbridge between
the buses and 1-95 and the
route to FIU was stuck in
the up position and nobody
was heading anywhere.
One of the things you
quickly learn living in
Miami is that the draw-
bridges are much like the
local government com-
pletely dysfunctional.
The band bus, having
left an hour prior to the
fans and cheerleaders, was
right in front of them.
The bus driver tried to


solicit police help which
is some kind of cruel joke
and so they sat.
Until one man asked
if the driver had enough
room to turn and make a
U-turn if the traffic was
stopped, sort of like asking
a teacher if they had more
time for education if the
amount of paperwork was
reduced.
The bus driver said she
could and out went Sam
Anttila, who walked to
the other buses to recruit
help.
The rest can only be
told in the writer's words
because it sounds like
something out of a real-
ity show or World's Most
Amazing Stunts.
"The next thing we
knew, this guy (Sam) and
five others he had recruit-
ed were out there stopping
seven lanes of traffic, three
one way and four the other
way. He directed our big
buses to make a U-turn so
that we could go the other
way, which was nearly
clear of traffic."
That being courtesy of
the drawbridge, of course,
which can both clog and
clear lanes at will and at


the same time.
Back to our letter writ-
er, with the buses attempt-
ing to turn around toward
another direction to find
an alternate route to 1-95
and the game.
"(Sam) got a little help
from a very large cement
truck that decided this was
a good opportunity to make
a U-turn also and aided in
a running a block for our
buses. We got two buses
turned then the band bus
had to back up about eight
car-lengths out of the off-
ramp chute so it could be
turned around.
"The people in the
cars were quite coopera-
tive when they saw what
was going on, of course
it helped when our man
(Sam) was yelling at the
top of his lungs explaining
to the people in the cars
that we were trying to get
to our state championship
game.
"One exception was a
car that came around the
bend under the overpass
and almost ran over our
hero before it got stopped.
We finally got to the game
just as the opening kickoff
was made."


A fact noted by the
radio announcers, but our
letter writer continued.
"There's absolutely no
doubt that we (all of us,
band included) would have
missed the most important
game of our season had
not this brave soul taken
charge of the situation.
"Medals and things
reward most acts of such
courage and desire to help
your fellow man but all
we can say to Mr. Sam
Anttila, our hero and the
man who saved our day,
is thank you, you won't be
forgotten by us.
"You da man!"
To which we heartily
add our kudos, if for noth-
ing else than stepping out
into Miami rush-hour traf-
fic and somehow living to
tell about it.
There are about 1 mil-
lion Miamians who would
love to know the secret,
but then most of us in
Port St. Joe comprehend
exactly the secret:
The naivete which
comes from living, in a
town with but two stop-
lights, mixed with a dash
of community camaraderie
lacking in urban areas.


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Dear Editor


Our family wants to
thank all of you who helped
our family last weekend
when "Shark Bite Johnny"
was "nibbled" by a bull
shark while John was
surfing off the Stump Hole
area of Cape San Blas.
Our family decided that the
shark fortunately did not
think John was a keeper
after tasting him!
We would especially
like to thank John's friends
Kevin Quaranta and Ryan
Miner who were surfing with
John and who helped him to
shore after the attack.
Kevin's mother, Mary
Quaranta, also stayed by
John's side and literally
held his hand until the
paramedics arrived.
Another big .thank you
is owed to Jerry Grable who
did not run over John as
he lay prostrate on State
Road 30 after the attack but
rather, quite literally, picked
John up and drove him to
Scallop Cove BP station. We
must also thank the folks at
Scallop Cove who provided
first aid and clothes to
John until the paramedics
arrived, and to the medical
staff at Bay Medical Center
who cared for John. And
of course, we must thank
the dozen or more friends
of John who arrived at the
hospital Sunday evening to
cbmfort him.
Our family wishes
this wonderful, caring
community a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
Year. You have made our
family feel welcomed and
loved in the few months we
have lived here. Thank all
of you for your prayers and
well wishes
for "Shark Bite Johnny."
May you and yours have
a joyous and safe holiday
season.
Sincerely,
Melissa Larsen
Mother of "Shark Bite
Johnny"
Port St. Joe


Letter to the Editor:

Port St. Joe. needs a
hospital and some dedicated
doctors more than a
Community Center. You
can't see a doctor any more
unless you have been to him
previously.
That's why I'm leaving
Port St. Joe I have lived here
almost 70 years and Port St.
Joe was a wonderful place
to live until those birds tore
down the paper mill.
Life was great here.
We had a good hospital,


excellent schools and
dedicated teachers, good
doctors that didn't refuse to
see you & plenty of nurses.
Almost anything one wanted
was here in Port St. Joe.
People were friendly and
caring. There were Churches
of every denomination all
schools and teachers were
just what we needed, plenty
of jobs to go around. People
were living and concerned
about each other.'
Port St. Joe needs a
Community Center about
like it needs another banks
and some more Real Estate
agents.
I am wondering why the
centennial building cannot
be used for a Community
Center. It just sits there paid
for and empty, except about
twice a year for a Christmas
dance and to use as a voting
place.
The things wrong with
America today can be
wrapped up in one sentence.
Government wants to tell us
what movies to see, where to
go, when to return, when to
marry when to divorce. Soon
they'll be telling us when to
die.
This community center
thing is just one step closer
to managing people's lives.
Maybe I'm wrong, but 2 don't
think so. Piling on now debit
is not the way to entertain.
People it should be left
up to people to provide their
own entertainment.
Emily M Rqche


Dear Editor:

Here is my opinion
concerning the proposed
MSTU (additional property
tax) for beach nourishment
on the St. Joseph Peninsula.
The MSTU has implications'
far beyond the shores of the
Gulf and Bay. This issue
will affect the taxes of every
owner in Gulf County, sooner
than they may realize. They
should not sit idly by as their
future is being determined.
There are two special interest
groups pushing this MSTU-
beachfront homeowners and
real estate business. -I'm
going to share 8 facts with
you as I see them. I believe
every County resident should
understand them.
Fact: This is a "BAIL-
OUT".
That's as plain as you
can speak it. This is not
about saving the beach.
This is not about saving .the
animals and other critters.
It is about the homeowners
coercing others to pay for
their risky investments.
Homes on the beach (259)
and vacant lots (bunches of


them). "Bail me out". That's
it plan and simple.
FACT: Risky
investments.
About 259 beachfront
homeowners made a very
risky investment. I feel badly
for them. But I don't believe
I bailing them out. They
are now asking the County
Commission to legitimize
their "bail-out plan". They
want their neighbors to bail
them out. How would you
like to have neighbors like
that? They have convinced
four of the Commissioners
to breathe life into a never-
ending taxing scheme.
Why? So they won't have
to pay the price for their
risky investment! Whoa
Nellie! The Chairman was
the only one to oppose these
groups. He said there were
just too many unanswered
questions. I think he is a
wise man. His support will
not be forgotten.
FACT: Prevention
information was available
that would have clearly
indicated to each of these
259 homeowners, that it
was a very risky investment.
All they had to do was ask!
FACT: County
Resource.
The beach on the
Peninsula is an asset to every
county business and citizen.
But, there has not been a
single business stepping
forward to pledge any form
of financial assistance to
help save the very "economic
engine." They claim, they are
dependent upon for success.
They apparently prefer that
taxpayers, like you and I,
foot the, "bail-out" bill. You
need to be concerned. Your
time to ante-up is closer
than you think.
FACT: Simple solution
available.
The beachfront
homeowners and lot
owners could simply form
a taxing unit comprised
of themselves. And, allow
any citizen in the county to
voluntarily agree to be apart
of their taxing unit! ,
FACT: Project cost
unknown.
FACT: Project cost
unknown.
No one knows the final
cost of this project. I know.
You think I'm pulling your
leg". I'm not. No one can tell
you what this will cost; yet it
is being voted on!
FACT: Never ending tax.
This tax will never end. I'm
sure a lot of people think
this MSTU business is just
a squabble dmong "all those
rich people out on Cape San
Blas". Well, far from it. All of
us are not rich. A lot of us are
just like the people I Wewa,
Howard's Creek, Honeyville,


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White City, and Port St. Joe-
retired or trying to scratch
out a living. This thing is
about every County citizen!
At the "special commission
meeting"' on Tuesday, I
heard MSTU (additional tax)
mentioned about projects
not on the Cape!
More to come from
"Naysayer Ron"
Ron Westmark
St. Joseph Peninsula
Port St. Joe, Fl


Dear Mr. Editor

Preservation of Gulf
County Beaches is the
absolute center of the
wellbeing and economic
future development of Gulf
County. Simply stated, there
is no landowner or resident
of Gulf County whose benefit
is not served by the saving
of the Cape's beach.
First, the issue of erosion
to the unique peninsular
cape is substantially more
fragile than most other areas
at risk in Florida. The sub-
sea topography, and soils
(sand) types lend -to this
issue as well as the above
sea topography, structure
development (buildings),
and the weather influences.
All are of importance to this
protection effort.
Second, how to best
delay and repair the
ravages of storm damage
is, not the bermm building"
of the beaches as is the
traditionally accepted
approach. Important
considerations include
general understanding of
how the erosion occurs.
Not often addressed is
another 'approach to the
storm protection issue.
There is a second sand bar
for what is referred to as the
"green reef' by fisherman.
This sand bar structure is
believed to be a first line of
defense to the waveform that
arrives with the storm. When
the waveform reaches the
reef, the waves break down
earlier collapse. The resulting
onshore wave reduced
shoreline damage. "Green
Reef' renourishment should
strongly be considered as a
viable option to protection of
the beach.
Additional advantages of
"green reef' renourishment
lessen the conflict with the
rights ofupland owners. Also,
the noxious and unpleasant


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recovery period associated
with dredging spoils .onto
the shoreline presents
would lessen. The cost and
effectiveness of "green reef'
repair should outperform
beach nourishment and
lessen the impact on the
country and its residents.
In an effort for brevity, a
number of additional factors
have been left from this
correspondence for later
consideration.
And last, who should
be responsible for such a
reconstruction program?
Obviously, the governmental
agencies, including FEMA,
State of Florida, and Gulf
County should bear the cost
in an amount that prevents
substantial hardship on
the homeowners, property
owners, tax payers and
resident of Gulf County.
Second, the distribution
of local shared cost should
be borne proportionally
among those who derive
benefit of the Cape San Blas
beach in Gulf County. Local
government must consider
what impact the loss of the
beach and surrounding
residential properties would
have the county's ability to
maintain the current services
and operations without their


tax base increment. Current
indecision can only be
viewed as shortsightedness
when considering the beach
area's contribution. Gulf
County should invest well
into this project, considering
it as a reinvestment into its
most valued tax base asset.
Additionally, each business
thrives on what tourism
brings to Gulf County. Any
negative impact on the
beaches affects each and
every resident and business
of Gulf County.
If an MSTU (Municipal
Services Taxing Unit) is
necessary to complete the
preservation and continued
protection of the beaches
at Cape San Blas, structure
it fairly for all who benefit
without succumbing to
polarizing influences.
In summary, the time
to protect and save Cape
San Blas is now and time is
of the essence. The elected
officials of this community
must "step to the plate"
with full commitment to the
preservation of the severely
threatened beaches of Cape
San Blas.
Sincerely
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Destin, Fl


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Valuable Lessons


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Mathew Morgan skipped
the pleasantries and rounded
The Star newspaper's recep-
tion desk.
"I want to know what
kind of computer that is.
I'm going to take a closer
look," said the Port St. Joe
Elementary fifth grader.
He approached the
monitor, then quickly sur-
veyed the office. In seconds,
Morgan completed a thor-
ough assessment of the office
equipment.
"You mean all these
computers are IBM?" Morgan
asked Star news editor Tim
Croft.
Morgan's classmates
in Port St. Joe Elementary
School's ESE cluster class
journeyedto The Staroffice last
Thursday for a Community
Based Instruction (CBI) field


The trips are intended to
increase the students' aware-
ness of daily functional living
and work skills in a real
world environment.
This is the first year
Port St. Joe Elementary
has offered the program, a
pet project of ESE teach-
er Margaret Ellmer that
has received support from
superintendent Tim Wilder
and County ESE supervisor
Deborah Crosby.
In previous weeks, the
students visited the Piggly
Wiggly and purchased items
that they used to prepare an
Indian stew for Thanksgiving
dinner. They also mailed a
letter at the Post Office.
Each child has a favorite
trip, was excited by some-
thing specific within each
new environment.
On Thursday, Morgan


discovered an affinity for the
newspaper business.
As Croft walked the stu-
dents through the process
of creating a newspaper,
Morgan offered suggestions
on software upgrades and
increasing ad revenues.
Morgan, who is autistic,
has a prodigious knowledge
of computers. Before he
entered Ellmer's cluster class,
he repaired his teachers'
computers at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
Ellmer rewards Morgan's
good classroom behavior
with computer time and lets
him download new programs
to the classroom computer.
On Thursday, Morgan
asked Croft to show him the
software The Star uses to
design its pages. Then he
posed a follow up.
"Can you tell us a little
information about every sin-


gle computer around here?"
he asked.
Morgan wants to be a
computer programmer when
he grows up. The ESE class'
instructors, Ellmer, first-year
teacher Joni Whittington and
behavior specialist Christine
Hermsdorfer, encourage him
to follow his dreams.
They want all their stu-
dents to imagine living a pro-
ductive life after high school.
"Everybody has a pur-
pose," said Whittington, who
accompanied the class to The
Star office. "They need to
begin thinking about what
they plan to do."
Some of the students
will enter community college;
others may deliver newspa-
pers or work in a grocery
store.
"You have to have people
that do those things. Not
everybody can go to college,"
noted Whittington.
While a student at Florida
State University, Whittington
was involved in a Tallahassee
CBI program that allowed
older students to perform
work related tasks such as
stuffing envelopes and print-
ing documents in an office
setting.
Whittington hopes the
program will expand to
include middle and high
school ESE students in the
near future.
The ESE instructors
have scheduled weekly field
trips through the end of
December.
Upcoming trips include
a visit to Sassy Nails, where
students will receive mani-
cures and a lesson in appro-
priate nail grooming, N Style,
where they will be taught


Port St. Joe Elementary school 5th grader Matthew Morgan
proudly displays his copy of the Star during last Thursday's visit
to the newspaper office. Star creative team member Natalie Gant
chuckles in the background.


appropriate hair grooming,
and the General Dollar Store,
where they will purchase
items for an elderly nursing
home resident.
Whittington is currently
planning post-holiday trips,
which may include visits to
area doctors' offices, restau-
rants and the police depart-
ment.
"We want them to be
aware of everything in
our community," said
Whittington. "We want them
to see things in their real
setting."
The students are encour-


aged to express their trip
preferences. On the way back
from The Star, Morgan spot-
ted Movie Gallery and put in
a request. Whittington said
she'd think about it.
The organizations that
have been asked to host the
field trips have responded
positively. Whittington said
she was pleased with the
community's openness.
Then she made a wish.
"I hope that the people in
the community will be willing
to be involved and be open
to giving these students with
disabilities jobs one day."


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Bay St. Joseph Care
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residents received a special
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Coaches Needed


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Coaches across Gulf
County we need ya.'
Athletic directors and
principals are also urged
- heck, pleaded with to
enlist.
We need help getting all
those sports scores and play-
ers names into these pages.
If we could get a little hand
from coaches, we might be
able to lick this thing.
Let's examine the fall.
Tracking two football
teams all season was tough
enough Coaches Greg
Jordan and John Palmer
could not have been more
gracious but the volleyball,
golf and cross country teams
pretty much fell through the
cracks, save-those kind of


enough to take pity and lend
a hand.
The fact is any daily
newspaper would be asking
- probably a lot less politely,
we might humbly add for
the same information, ask-
ing coaches to call in games
at specific numbers, taking
the basics and getting in the
paper.
It's the nature of the
newspaper business and
prep sports that there are
simply not sufficient bodies
to go around.
Now playing are four
basketball teams, a wres-
tfling team, two soccer teams
and we're probably overlook-
ing some perspiring athletes
at that. As winter turns to
spring, that group fades only
to be replaced by a similarly


large flock of teams.
And that's just on the
high school level.
Those teams must trav-
el much of the time across
Northwest Florida to find
opponents. Many times two
teams are hosting foes 30
minutes and one time zone
apart.
Basketball games tend to
be every Tuesday and Friday,
with Thursday and Saturday
in the mix.
As we noted, the logis-
tics would be daunting for
a daily newspaper, let alone
one which publishes weekly.
There are so many levels
on which this information is
important to a community
and its newspaper.
There is something unit-
ing about sports in a county
our size.
It's important to recog-
nize any student learning


about discipline, teamwork,
while representing their
county, their city, on the
hardwood, mat or pitch.
Winners or losers on the
scoreboard, they are tak-
ing advantage of what most
research indicates is among
the last venues in which kids
learn about self-sacrifice and
working as a group. They
deserve their names and
their pictures in the paper.
We enjoy the opportunity
to do it.
This is where coaches
come in and, moving up the
ladder, athletic directors and
principals.
We will cover as many
games as we can during the
coming months of winter
sports but considering the
number it will be just a frac-
tion.
So, please extend a
hand.


Submit game scores: the
basics such as score by peri-
ods and team scores, individ-
ual performers, game high-
lights and nominated players
of the week.
There are several ways
you can accomplish this
much-appreciated task.
The easiest in this day
and age is sending an e-mail
to www.timc(@starfl.com.
That gets directly to me and
I can take it from there.
That's also the case if
you have a student, man-
ager, booster or fan taking
pictures of games. They can
be e-mailed arid we've found
that there a lot of fine ama-
teur photographers out there.
Provide a little information
about what's in the frame.
Results can also be faxed
to 227-7212 or you can call
227-7827 and the informa-
tion can be taken over the


phone.
The last is the most dicey
since there will be many time
an answering machine will
pick up but if you provide
a call-back time and num-
ber well try to get back in
touch.
We know teachers already
have enough paperwork and
red tape they must endure
each day, week, month, but
we hope coaches will take
the few minutes a week to
submit this information.
One final item we pub-
lish every Tuesday night so
we need the information from
the previous week by noon
every Tuesday.
We wish for our sports
pages to be bursting with
game pictures, statistics and
wrap-ups.

As they say in basket-
ball, we just need an assist.


Stats


From Page SA


Team Statistics
FMH'P ORTaST JOE]H_


FIRST DOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
Rushing Attempts
Yards Gained Rushing
Yards Lost Rushing
NET YARDS RUSHING
NET YARDS PASSING
Passes Attempted
Passes Completed
Had Intercepted
TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS
TOTAL NET YARDS
Average Gain Per Play
Fumbles: Number-Lost
Penalties: Number-Yards
Number of Punts-Yards
Average Per Punt
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interceptions: Number-Yards
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards
Miscellaneous Yards
Possession Time
Third-Down Conversions
Fourth-Down Conversions
Sacks By: Number-Yards
Timeouts left


Qtr Time
1st 03:40
02:53
2nd 05:16
00:12
3rd 11:42
06:48
05:09
-00:24
00:09
4th 08:29
01:59


Team
PSJ
PSJ
PSJ
FMHS
FMHS
FMHS
FMHS
PRSJ -
FMHS
PSJ
PSJ


10
5
4
1
28
116
40
76
85
16
7
1
44
161
3.7
2-1
7-32
4-142
35.5
0-0
6-257
0-0
0-0
18
17:53
0 of 8
0 of 2
1-9
0


Defensive Statistics
Tackes TL Scks ot Pass BlkdL--FZ0


4
4
60
349
27
322
105
9
5
0
69
427
6.2
4-3
6-51
2-58
29.0
1-3
5-71
1--3
1-41
0
30:07
6 of 11
0 of 0
2-21
1


PARKER
HARRIS
FLOYD
BYRD
TEAM
PETERS'
THOMPSON
DAVIS
GRIFFIN
DUTY
ASHCRAFT
QUINN
WELCH
LARRY
JENKINS


1-3
1--3


1.0-1
3.5-11



1.5-5
1.0-14
1.0-7


1.0-14
1.0-7


Offensive Statistics


Down: 3 Qtr: 4
ToGo: 13 2--3 Used 00:43
Ball: PSJ39
FHS .... 0 3 28 0 31
<*> PSJ..... 14 7 7 10 38


Scoring play
JENKINS 5 yd run (JUST kick) 11 plays, 69 yards, TOP 5:43
PARKER 41 yd fumble recovery (JUST kick)
PARKER 4 yd run (JUST kick) 6 plays, 50 yards, TOP 1:50
Valencia 34 yd field goal 7 plays, 62 yards, TOP 1:00
McCalebb 96 yd kickoff return (Valencia kick)
Williams 20 yd pass from Grant (Valencia kick) 3 plays, 43 yards, TOP 1:12
McMillan 20 yd pass from Grant (Valencia kick) 2 plays, 25 yards, TOP 0:50
JENKINS 5 yd run (JUST kick) 10 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:45
McCalebb 95 yd kickoff return (Valencia kick)
HARRIS 1 yd run (JUST kick) 9 plays, 83 yards, TOP 3:35
JUST 27 yd field goal 8 plays, 49 yards, TOP 4:03


FMBS
1st Downs 10
Rushes-Yds 28-76
Pass Yds 85
Passing 7-16-1
Plays 44-161
Avg/play 3.7
Kick ret 6-257
Punt ret 0-0
Int ret 0-0.
Fumb ret 0-0
,Tmb-Lost 2-1.
Penalties 7-32
Punts 4-35.5
Possession 17:53
3rd-Dn Eff 0/8
4th-Dn Eff 0/2


PSJ
22
60-322
105
5-9-6
69-427
6.2
5-71
1-3
1--3
1-41
4-3
6-51
2-29.0
30:07
6/11
0/0


Player
Grant
TEAM
QUINN


----RUSING---- #-Yds TD
McCalebb 11-57 0
Clark 10-33 0
Howard 1-5 0
Grace 1-0 0
Grace 2--l 0
Grant 3--18 0
---RECEIVING--- #-Yds TD
illiamsn .5-66 1
McMillan 1-20 1
Clark- 1--1 0


AttCnpInt Yds TD Lg
15- 7- 1 85 2 20
1-0-0 0 0 0
9- 5- 0 105 0 28
PORT Sr.J3E
----RUSHING---- 4-Yds ir
JENKINS 16-121 2
DAVIS 18-118 0
PARKER 14-87 1
HARRIS 4-4 1
QUINN 5--3 0
TEAM 3--5 0
---RECEIVING--- #-Yds TD
PARKER 3-56 0
LARRY 2-49 0


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It all started innocently
enough.
Lorinda Gingell and her
children Grant and Fran had
enjoyed a relaxing week of
camping on Cape San Blas in
the balmy summer of 1999.
On their last night of
vacation, the Gingells jour-
neyed to Port St. Joe. It had
long been their custom to
spend the final night of vaca-
tion at a bed and breakfast,
where they enjoyed a hot
shower and soft bed before
returning to their St. Louis
home.
When the search for a
bed and breakfast proved
fruitless, Lorinda Gingell
vowed to one day return to
the city and found her own


establishment.
Gingell, then the prin-
cipal of a St. Louis school,
had been charmed by Port
St. Joe's "laid back, quieter
way of life."
Three years later, she
was back at the state park,
camping by night and real
estate hunting by day.
Gingell found the perfect
place for a bed and break-
fast on 10th Street. The
1930s home was zoned com-
mercial/residential and had
ample room in the backyard
to build two 2-room cottag-
es.
She bought the house
and hired a contractor.
Gingell could not have
anticipated what happened
next the setbacks, the zon-
ing nightmares, the natural


disaster that stalled con-
struction for months.
Opening the town's only
bed and breakfast would not
be as easy as she thought.
The uniqueness of
Gingell's endeavor proved
the first stumbling block.
Because no zoning laws for
bed and breakfasts were on
the books, Gingell waited six
weeks for the city to approve
density and parking vari-
ances.
Construction began in
the height of 2004's active
hurricane season. Rains from
Hurricane Ivan washed away
the backyard fill dirt.
When the weather
improved, the contractors
were able to lay the pipes
and pour the concrete foun-
dation, but faced a building


2005 phone book.
With an anticipated Feb.


quat trees serves as an invit-
ing place for outdoor gath-


hub of the bed and break-
fast.
An avid cook, she has
planned a menu of pan-
cakes, biscuits and gravy
and quiche made with fresh,
local shrimp.
Gingell said she will serve


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Plywood, roofing,- -sup-
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being shipped to Pensacola
to repair hurricane ravaged
homes.
"You can only go so
far without windows," said
Gingell.
When she was not comb-
ing through a list of bed
and breakfast regulations on
myflorida.com, Gingell was
attending small business


The 10th Street Bed and Breakfast features two two-room backyard cottages surrounded by
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1 opening date, she believed
the listing would be only
one month premature. As it
turned out, her calculations
were off by 10 months.
When she received her
certificate of occupancy two
weeks ago, Gingell breathed a
sigh of relief. All that remains
in the way of paperwork nov,
is a city business license.
which should be ready by
Dec. 15.
Gingell hopes to open
her bed and breakfast in the
coming weeks.
"It's so close, it's got
to happen," Gingell said
while relaxing in the bed
and breakfast's great room
"Unless there's some license
I don't know anything about
which is totally possible."
After receiving nearly
30 phone calls from poten-
tial visitors during the year,
Gingell booked her first res-
ervation for the week between
Christmas and New Year's.
Her guests may opt to
sleep in one of two light green.
maritime themed rooms, or
inside the slightly more femi-


erings, and the great room
inside the main house fea-
tures books, a television, and
internet access for travelers
who wish to check their e-
mail.
Gingell anticipates the
large dining room being the


up plates of "comfort food."
"Everybody should have
a food hug at breakfast time,"
she laughed.
The second of 11 chil-
dren, Gingell is used to large
gatherings. Her family daily


A stone pit in the courtyard allows visitors to warm themselves
by a fire on chilly nights.


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When her work seemed
to be nearing an end,. Gingell
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The thought of filling her
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home. Though rain forced the event inside, Ingram raised a grand
total of $773.








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By Despina Williams When the conversation
Star Staff Writer turned to the Christstollen,
A morning thunderstorm Ingram translated: .,". ,.
did not keep a throng of cake "She said she's not going
connoisseurs away from to wait for Christmas.' A sampling of the goods.
Dorothy Ingram's Saturday
cake sale.
They had been promised a
variety of German delicacies,
and were not disappointed by
the rows of perfectly executed
Christstollen, Apple Strudel
and Frankfurter Franz.
Not to mention the giant
loaves of banana bread,

cakes and pies, Santa Claus W t c I* *
cakes and chocolate chip
cookies. H i A f g U
Ingram outdid herself, as
usual.
Before the sun set *. S
over her Beacon Hill home, .
Ingram sold almost all of her
goodies, raising $773 dollars
for the Gulf County Humane
Society.
Ingram, who herself does 'g '
not eat sweets, began pre-
paring for Saturday's sale t
three weeks ago, when she
baked the Christstollen, au
yeast cake that must be aged
before serving.
Three days prior to the
sale, Ingram recruited the
assistance of her husband,
Semman, who kneaded the 4
dough for the apple strudel '
The couple awakened at
4 a.m. Saturday morning to
complete their final prepara-
tions.
When the rain forced the
sale in doors, Ingram placed
the cakes on the kitchen
counters, table and washing
machine.
In the sale's finale .
moments, Ingram was greet-
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who had her eye on the foil


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food and fun, unless you're one of the
,n in our area at-risk of going
to bed hungry and empty-1 ..-.ded
on Christmas.

Our communities have suffered
through hurricanes and other
disasters, and many many people
face a bleak holiday, including
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seniors, and c ild en- the
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City -

emergencies caused by natu-
ral disasters and to protect
coastal areas from develop-
ment.
Along that line, com-
missioners adopted Tuesday
night requirements for buf-
fer and wetlands protection
which are identical to those
mandated by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Vincent
said.
Through a series of ordi-
nances which either have
been advertised and were
approved Tuesday or were to
be advertised and reviewed
at public hearings at two
weeks, the city also grew by
several dozen acres through
voluntary annexations.
The St. Joe Company
asked the city to annex 6.35
acres south of Avenue A and
west of Bridgeport -'between
the railroad tracks on the
rail property and Avenue
A which would also be
rezoned, with land use map
amended in the comp plan,
from industrial to residential
high density, which allows
12 units per acre.
St. Joe is examining the
potential for some form of
"rental product," a repre-
sentative said, or apartment
housing.
The city also annexed
30 acres south of -Oak Grove
owned by St. Joe Timberland.
The city also aims, to rezone
16.9 acres, and amend the
comp plan land use map,
within those 30 acres from
agriculture to a classifica-
tion which allows low density
single-family housing.
Finally, the city is com-
pleting the annexation of 11
acres adjacent to Garrison
Plantation which had been
at the center of some tension
with property owners in the
subdivision regarding access
to those 11 acres.
That issue has been
resolved to mutual satisfac-
tion of all parties and the
annexation is moving for-
ward.
In other business during
Tuesday's meeting:
Commissioners tabled
in lieu of additional informa-
tibn a- decision on ''ow to,
address al problem with the
sewer rehab project in North
Port St. Joe.
Due to underground
issues with other infra-
structure lines, a part of


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the rehab, funded through
a Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG), around
portions of Avenue E, Avenue
F and Battle Street, will
require individual grinder
pumps be installed at 20


homes.
That instead of install-
ing a new pump station at
a cost of $150,000, noted
Elizabeth Syfrett with Preble
Rish Engineers.
Grinder pumps, though,
require a small amount of
power to run each day and
commissioners are examin-
ing how to absorb that cost
rather than homeowners.
The options being exam-
ined are to wire all 20 grind-
er pumps to a single meter
which would be the city's
responsibility. The other is to
quantify the average increase
in power consumption for
each household currently
estimated at $3-$5 a month
- and provide some sort of
rebate or credit, for instance
reducing a customer's sewer
bill a similar amount.
Commissioners adopt-
ed a flood ordinance which
requires homes in the city
to be built at least two feet
above flood stage and would
provide residents the ability
to secure a, significant break
on federally-backed flood
insurance.
The savings on flood
insurance compared, for
instance, to having no such
requirements is dramatic,


roughly halving the cost for
each foot in elevation above
flood level, Vincent noted.
Flood level will vary from
house to house in the city.
"I thought two feet was
a reasonable number that
could save people a lot on
their insurance," Vincent
said.
City attorney Russell


Scholz noted that the
increased elevation will also
likely reduce total damages


in the city due to floods.
The ordinance impacts
only nevw construction.
Existing homes do not fall
under the newly-adopted
guidelines.
Commissioners gave
final adoption to a burn ordi-
nance which bans the burn-
ing of household garbage in
the city and requires a per-


mit to bum any rubbish.
Permit costs are on a
sliding scale depending on


the size of the lot and must historic buildings and struc-
be obtained at City Hall. tures.
The city is now a mem- Commissioners
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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT

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,
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.


December 1 & 8. 2005


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.


PUBLIC NOTICE

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-OOOR, #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 Improvements 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 Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST.

JOE CITY COMMISSION MEET-

ING FOR APPROVAL OF RE-

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 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.















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to ensure that the FSU
planning department
understood the Study Circle
participants' wishes as
outlined in a new strategic
plan. FSU representatives
also sought help in
prioritizing the initiatives
contained within.
In its current form,
the strategic plan contains
four governing principles
supported by goals, with a
series of projects designed to
meet those goals.
The guiding principles
are to encourage community
participation andinteraction,
manage growth while
retaining character, provide
quality services for North
Port St. Joe and secure long
term tenancy of North Port
St. Joe residents.
Garnering the
most support from the
approximately 10 people
attending Saturday's meeting
were initiatives aimed at
maximizing the potential
benefits of neighboring
development and creating
a well-informed citizenry
through the founding of a
community newsletter.
The strategic plan
advocates a Community
Redevelopment Area (CRA)
in North Port St. Joe, which
would allow for the creation
of a Tax Increment Financing
District that would deposit
property tax increases into a
special trust fund designated
for redevelopment purposes
within the neighborhood.
Currently, Port St.
Joe has a Downtown
Redevelopment Area (DRA)
with boundaries that do not
include North Port St. Joe.
The Friends group could
lobby for an expansion of
the DRA's boundaries to
include North Port St. Joe,
or could seek a second
CRA that would encompass
only the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood.
The second CRA would
be under the same governing
authority as the existing
DRA, but money collected
in North Port St. Joe would
stay in North Port St. Joe.
Several residents asked
that the CRA include
development along U.S. 98
and across the highway,
where plans are underway
to develop the old mill site.


www.StarFL.com to develop e old mill site.


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
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 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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Minnie Likely said the
Friends group should seek
to capture the Mill Site
area before the DRA seeks
to expand its boundaries
north.
"If we sit back and allow
them to expand the current
district, we're not going to be
on the receiving end," Likely
noted.
The idea of crafting a
community newsletter found
support from several North
Port St. Joe residents, who
described an information lag
within the neighborhood.
The newsletter would
help disseminate information
of interest and facilitate
a greater coordination
among area churches and
organizations.


Addressing the
and economic
of the North Port


physical
health
St. Joe


Likely asked that
neighborhood entrepreneurs
be the incubator's top
priority. She said she did
not want North Port St. Joe
to resemble Apalachicola,
where out-of-town interests
largely control the business
district.
To create a stronger, more
tightly-knit community, the
Friends group advocated an
expansion of the traditional
July 4 celebration.
Begun in the early 1970s
as part of the Washington
High School homecoming
activities, the July 4
celebration has in recent
years been primarily a street
dance beginning at midnight
and lasting through the early
morning.
The majority of attendees
advocated a return to the
celebration's roots, with
religious programs, bake
sales and entertainment for
all age groups.
Expressing his concern
that the celebration had
"devolved" into something


Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Charles Connerly
leads the discussion at Saturday's Friends of North Port St. Joe meeting to discuss the group's newly
created strategic plan.


neighborhood, the Friends
group plans to support the
creation of a wellness center
in North Port St. Joe and
various incentives intended
to revive the neighborhood's
declining business district.
The Friends group
envisions a b. business
incubator that would support
emerging businesses under
one roof and offer training
and support programs.
The incubator would be
funded through low lease
fees and equipment rentals.


far from its origins, Connerly
urged North Port St. Joe
residents to "grab hold" of the
event and refashion it into
something that would instill
pride in the community.
Amy Rogers favored
promoting the event as part
of the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce's Independence
on the Coast festivities, an
idea that prompted concern
among those who sought to
retain the celebration's North
Port St. Joe character.
Carol Davis advised the


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, Port 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.


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attendees' stated priorities
and the other initiatives
contained within the current
strategic plan.
"We're not going to leave
any of this out because we
think it's all important," he
added.



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group to have "some open and
up-front discussions" with
the Chamber beforehand to
ensure that the North Port
St. Joe community could
still independently plan and
organize the event.
"At least acknowledge
that each other exists,"
added Connerly, who noted
that the July 4 celebration
has not traditionally been
listed on the Chamber
website.
The strategic plan also
acknowledges a need for
affordable housing for the
elderly, favors a link between
Martin Luther King Blvd.
and Reid Ave. and supports
the creation of a community
park north of the St. Joe
Company's proposed town
center.
The FSU team will return
to Port St. Joe on Feb. 4
with a final report to present
to community members and
government officials.
Connerly said the final
report will contain both the


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Christmas For The Young And 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 County and he'll
move to the edge of the chair
with glint in his eye.
Christmas for the Young
and Elderly is in full sway,
which means Stokoe's passion
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 pro-
gram.
His outreach got an early
start this year with more
than 400 people who might


not otherwise enjoy some tur-
key and dressing receiving
Thanksgiving meals just this
past week.
The Christmas for the
Young and Elderly, sponsored
by the Gulf County Senior
Citizens and the program com-
mittee in conjunction with the
Salvation Army, is off to a great
start toward its goal of serving
as many or more people than
the 1,200 who received dona-
tions of food, clothing, toys
and other X-mas goodies and


The Boyd Report; A New Path for America


By Congressman Allen Boyd
One of the bedrock
principles of our democracy
is open and accountable
government. Our forefathers
intended for the Constitution
and our laws to uphold the
ideals of a free and open
government-one that alows for
and promotes the distribution
of power and sufficient public
discourse and scrutiny. As
citizens, we want to know that
our hard-earned tax dollars are
being spent properly and wisely
by elected representatives who
are not abusing their power
and are held accountable.
Unfortunately, manypoliticians
in Washington have taken
advantage of the power the
public has bestowed on them by
favoring political maneuvering
over policy discussions and
preventing proper public and
Congressional oversight. This
type of political climate is
unproductive and unhealthy
for our country, and it's time
for America to do better.
Our government works
best when it is balanced,
and the checks and balances
system exists between the
three branches of our federal
government for this reason.
Additionally, our government
works best when power is
equally distributed among the
political parties. When one


party gains too much power
there is an inevitable tendency
for misuse ot that power. A
balanced and representative
political atmosphere allows the
parties to rein each other in
and bring their policies and
initiatives to the center of the
political spectrum, where most
Americans happen to be. The
best pieces of legislation have
resulted from this type of effort,
where constructive political
debate and compromises
between republicans and
Democrats ae possible.
Beyond undermining
the constitutional system of
checks and balances, abuse of
power is a proven formula for
a faulty and weak government,
as seen by recent scandals
and problems within our
government's ranks. Misuse
of political power and excess
secrecy surrounding our
government are manifesting
through the indictment of a
senior Administration official,
the indictment of the House
Majority Leader, charges
of bribery and misconduct
among rank and file members
of the House and Senate, a
deteriorating fiscal house,
spending policies run amok,
and war we all hoped and
expected would be over by
now. Clearly it is time for our
country to revisit what we


stand for and then stand up
for these democratic ideals.
By embracing practices
that obstruct oversight and
accountability, the current
Administration and Congress
are preventing the public
from properly measuring their
performance. Over the 1st few
years, Congress has become a


stocking stuffers.
"We've been growing
steadily ever since" the pro-
gram took off seven or eight
years ago, Stokoe said.
This year, in addition to
the needy
The program, though,
needs your help in the form
of donations of non-perishable
food, new unwrapped toys and
clothing in all sizes.
Donations can be dropped
off at the Gulf County Senior


place that routinely stifles free
and open debate in the House
floor, drafts legislation behind
closed doors, and passes
legislation that we often can'y
afford.
Government needs
ti choose a new path. Our
new path should encourage
,the distribution of power,
bipartisan cooperation and
accountability.
Government needs


Citizens Center in Port St. Joe
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday.
Distributions of donations
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 information
will be required for families
requesting assistance for chil-
dren 1-18:
A photo identification.
* Social Security Cards for all


to choose a new path. Our
new path should encourage
the distribution of power,
bipartisan cooperation
and accountability so our
government and its leaders
can be held responsible for the
good and the bad.
No doubt our Founding
Fathers would be disappointed
to see how the government
they created is becoming less
representative ofthe democratic


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family members.
A cable/utility bill.
Proof of income, a check
stub, etc.
Rental/house payment
receipt or other bills.
Senior citizens need only a
photo identification.
Please call Stokoe at 229-
8440 or Sandy Lieberman at
229-8466 for further informa-
tion.
"Twenty years at the Senior
Citizens Center has showed
me there is room for compas-
sion and helping people who
need help," Stokoe said.

principles of openess and
accountability. Keeping our
leaders' power in check and
allowing for appropriate
oversight are crucial for our
government to truly represent
the will of the people and enact
positive change in the lives of
its citizens. As members of a
democratic society, we deserve
no less. Simply put-America
can do better.


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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
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the third quarter, which
started with the Miners'
Onterrio McCalebb returning
the second-half kickoff for a
touchdown.
Fort Meade converted
two Shark fumbles within
minutes of each other into
two more touchdowns and
the Miners were suddenly
ahead 24-21.
Port St. Joe went 80
yards, burning more than
four minutes off the clock, to
score as Jenkins went over
from the 5, but McCallebb
returned the ensuing kick-
off for another 90-plus yard
touchdown and the Miners


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the sideline that I'm not going


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up, Harris said they could
feel the momentum swinging
back their way.
"Toward the end of the
third quarter it just start-
ed coming together again,"
Harris said. "Our offense
started clicking again, the
defense started clicking
again."
The fourth quarter was
all Port St. Joe, though, as the
Sharks pounded 83 yards in
nine plays and 3:35 to score
the go-ahead touchdown on
a Harris 1-yard plunge and
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were again on top 31-28.
Todd, a first-baseman
for the Shark baseball team,
had seen something simi-
lar in the spring, when the
Sharks lost a state semifinal
game they appeared to have


to let it happen again," Todd
said. "I just knew we had
to stay in and fight because
they weren't stopping us."
On the sidelines, as the
players whooped and hol-
lered and pumped each other


added a 27-yard field goal by
Will Just to complete a 49-
yard drive which consumed
another 4:03 off the clock.
"The way we won the
game said a lot about the
character of this team,"
Palmer said. "We knew in
our mind we could come
back but you don't know
how young men will react in
a situation like that. But we
thought (the Miners). were
NOV getting, tired in. the ,fourth
quarter."
The 2005 state champi-
.onship began to take form,
players and coaches agreed,
over the summer as the play-
ers hit the weight room and
fall practices commenced in
early August.
Palmer said that despite
some key losses to gradu-
ation there was already a
sense in the spring that the
S2005 squad could be some-
thing special.
A "We knew we had a good
team, but maybe not this
good," Palmer said, adding
that assistant Curtis Ray
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to 95" alluding to the main
highway to Miami and the
state title game.
"It is a very unique team.
They just believed they could
get there," Palmer said.
Assistant coach Kenny
Parker told son Ash over
and over that champions are
made together and they go


down together. So "together"
became the team's motto, or
more appropriately, mission
statement.
"We decided at the begin-
ning of the year that our
motto was 'together"' Ash
Parker said. "We were going
to do what we had to do for
everybody to be successful."
There were no superstars,,
no players who put them-
selves ahead of the team,
Palmersaid.& Though he had
a half dozen or so offensive
playmakers, none ever com-


plained about the number
of times they touched the
ball each game, how many
chances they were given to
make plays.
"We all know each,
play basketball all summer
together," Ash Parker said.
"We've got a lot of big play-
makers. There- is no pres-
sure on one person. And it
doesn't matter who makes
the plays."
I It was, in sum, a special
season for a special team of
special individuals.


"It feels awesome," said
lineman Zac Norris upon his
return to Port St. Joe. "I
don't know when I'm going
to take (his championship
medal) off, but it's not going
to be anytime soon."
Todd finally had to stop
carrying it to school this past
Tuesday, though he found a
special place for the medal
nonetheless.
"It's sitting where I can
see itAevqry day, right above
the TV,"t odd said.


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by Vince Raffield
With today's focus on
money it reminds me of talks
that I had with my Great
Grandfather, Leamon Wise
about the Sawmill Dollar.
My Grandpa of course
was a wise man, he always
told me if you couldn't make
a dollar, make fifty cents and
save a quarter of that. His
focus. had always been on
saving and he had learned
the importance of that at the
sawmill.
Like many" in the region
my grandpa had been a farm-'
er, as hard times feel upon a
nation and the lumber busi-
ness was the biggest boom
around he too went to work
with the sawmill, leaving all
they had known behind.
Later in years Grandpa
had got to the point that he
could not take care of him-
self and as a young teenager
I had decided that I would
help him since he was so
sick. To me of course he
was my Grandpa and one
of the greatest men I ever


knew. Although the body
had began to fail him his
mind was as sharp as a tack,
and I delighted in sitting by
his bed or on the porch and
listening to him talk of his
work with the sawmills. It
seemed no matter how sick
he was if I could get him to
talking about that time in
his life his eyes would spar-
kle 'and he would perk up
and even his chest seemed
to reflect the pride he had
for what he did as a young
man. I would listen intently
for hours and yet today I
still wish I had listened more
closely to what he had said.
I can still see him reaching
in his overall pockets and
taking out a pinch a snuff,
putting the snuff between
his gums and recollecting on
that time of his life.
In the 1830's Joseph
Forsyth and Andrew and
Ezekiel Simpson built one
of the earliest sawmills in
west Florida. Located near
Pensacola. The water-pow-
ered mill was produicing over


250,000 board feet of lumber
per year (an average of seven
hundred board feet per day)
by the mid-1830s. By the
end of the decade the mill
sent out an average of over
900,000 board feet of lumber
per year. The efficiency and
production were improved in
the north Florida mills with
the introduction of steam
engines and circular saws
leading the way to improved
ways of milling and logging.
The lumbering industry
in north Florida had become
well established. By the late
1850's, most of the- steam-
powered mills in north Florida
were similar: small, family
owned mills with a roof cov-
ering the saw, steam engine
and furnace which employed
from six to eight laborers and
produced about 300,000 to
450,000 board feet of lumber
per year (about 1,300 board
feet per day). The owner and
family members ran small
mills, with seasonal help
being hired during peak pro-
duction periods. Since haul-


ing logs any distance was
costly for the small mills in
the interior of north Florida,
these mills mainly served the
local area.
The Homestead Act of


1862 granted adult heads
of families 160 acres of sur-
veyed public land if they
improved and lived on the
land for five continuous
years. A "tree claim" could
also be made if ten acres
of timber was planted and
successfully cultivated.
Southern Homestead Act of
1866 encouraged whites and
freed slaves to own farms of
either 80 or 160 acres, the
price of which was $5.00-
for the farm. Most timber-
land at the time was selling
for $1.25 an acre. (Walker,
1991) By 1879 the lumber
census mill tally had almost
doubled from the previous
year for the south, which
was first reported in 1878 at
1.6 billion feet.
The beginning of
Franklin County's timber
'industry starts with several
small lumber mills. Timber
supplies seemed endless
and the industry began to
grow. The timber industry
would support a large por-
tiQri of the area's economy for
many decades. Despite the
fact that loggers and saw-
mill workers in north Florida
worked long hours with low


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3/2.5 townhouse, nex to the Country Club. Great view of
the golf course. In good condition. Homeowners Association.
MLS#106604. $247,500.


1120 COUNTRY CLUB RD.
3br/3b home on the 8th tee at St. Joe Bay C.C. Approx1850
sq. ft. Lovely country setting yet close to town. Large l ot(.98ac).
$525,000. MLS # 107116. Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor
Assoc. 229-6153.


545 BARRIER DUNES DR.
3/3.5 ba Excellent condition. Great view of
gulf. New fridg, AC, and ext. paint. Part. Furn.
Seller Motivated $495,000. MLS# 107798.
Tom Grano% Reallor Associate.


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GULF PINES DR.
Isl. tier lot. Excellent view. FEMA Ins. Deeded access to
beach. 1/2 oc. m/I Groat neighborhood. MLS # 108679.
$650,000.






CrULF FRPOII LOT
116 S. 36th St. Mexico Bch. Superior view Beautiful beach.
Near Pier. Possible DUPLEX potential. Tom Graney, Realtor
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723 GULF AIRE DRIVE
5br/3b'o Executive style gulf view home. Approx 3,000 sq. ft.
Price includes 22' power boat, motor and trailer. $999,000.
MLS# 107025. Eves. Tom Graney, Realtor Assoc. 647-
3736.


Very comfortable 3/2 brick home located on street behind GP
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floor covering, kitchen cabinets and interior paint. 148'x 46'
lol. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc, 229-6153 MLS# 107737.


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125 BELLAMY CIRCLE
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6975 CAPE 5I11 BLa" RD
New 3/3 home. Great view of the gulf. Also view of the bay,
Deeded access to the beach. Flood zone "X". Largo (1/2 oc.)
high and dry lot. Ask for Tom Todd or any agent. MLS#107862.
$737,500


4023 CAPE SAN BILAS RD.
630 SEACLIFFS DRIVE Boy Front. Room for two homesites in "X-Zone". Good water
4br/4.5ba townhome overlooking the pool and a great gulf view. Approx. 1.18 ac. MLS# 104662. $1,150m. Tom Groney,
view. All furnishings included in solo. Great Buy at $575,000. Realtor Assoc. 647-3736.
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Perry McForland, Realtor Associoate, 229-6153. MLS#, 108525. storage shods, one with garage. Fenced back yard. MLS#104116.
$325,000. $350,000.

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9141 Cockles Dr. (2 avl.)
220 Whiting St.
4023 Cape San Bias Rd. (2avl.)
8080 Cape San Bias Rd.
130 Cottage Lane


St. Joe Beach $225,000 ea.
Highland View $300,000
1.18Acres $1,150,000 ea.
Commercial $ 1,375,000
First tier Indian Pass $ 575,000


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Tom Todd, Realtor
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pay, little opportunity for
advancement and a high risk
of serious injury, labor walk-
outs and strikes were not
common and the ones that
did occur were unorganized
and uncoordinated. Sawmill
workers attempted to strike
at a Jacksonville mill in
1873, but after a month the
strike was recognized as a
failure. Some of the workers
returned at pre-strike rates,
others were replaced and left
jobless.
In 1876 due to hard times
brought on by the Civil War,
most southerners 'did not
have the capital to purchase
timberland. Timber specula-
tors from the north came by
the trainload to make their
purchases. The Timber and
Stone Act of 1878's transfer
of public lands to. private
ownership did not require
the property to be used for
agriculture. Abuse resulted
in soil erosion and watershed
destruction, which lead to its
repeal, many years later, in
1955.
By 1880 the population
of Florida had doubled since
the end of the Civil War.
Thousands of immigrants
came to this still largely
undeveloped area looking for
employment or land; many
were subsistence farmers or
field hands from southern
Georgia, southern Alabama,
Mississippi and the Carolinas.
Mill fires were reported week-
ly in the state's newspapers.
These fires could shut down
an entire plant, causing lost
wages for the workers and
affecting the operator's bot-
tom line. Companies began
posting "No Smoking" signs
within their mills, but most
were ignored. One account
from the March 20, 1880
diarr entry of an Apalachicola
lumber mill superintendent
by the name of Samuel Floyd
read "Posted a sign in the
mill according to instruc-
tions, "No Smoking", I had a
lighted cigar in my mouth at
the time." (Drobney, 1997)
With added population
and new growth in busi-
ness and industry the lum-
ber industry began to thrive,
attracting attention from
Chicago investors which had
purchased 122,000 acres in
Florida for as little as 25
cents per acre. Tracts in other
southern states were trans-
ferred for about the same
price. By 1892, yellow pine
and southern bald cypress
imported to the North totaled
a hundred million feet annu-
ally.
By the early 1900's
the Turpentine production
peaked. The crosscut saw
was the latest in modern
tools, making its appearance
at the turn of the centu-
ry. The eight-wheeled log-
ging wagon was replacing
the carts and wagons used
in earlier days. These more
efficient wagons were well
suited for the north Florida
terrain and could carry more
logs. Oxen were used to haul
the heavy loads on a long trip
and mules for the shorter
ones.
With northern timber
companies buying up pri-
vate and public lands, poor
blacks and whites were left
unable to purchase land.
Work ,in the forests offered
better opportunities than the
agricultural jobs that many
southern men traditionally
held, so despite the danger-
ous conditions, low pay and
long hours, many of these
men were giving up farm
work and making a career
of lumbering. The pay rate
for laborers in north 'Florida
sawmills was 10.5 cents
per hour. By 1907 it had
increased to 13.67 cents
per hour, still far less than


their northern counterparts
were making. (Drobney,
1997) http://www.fnai.org/
ARROW/almanac/history/
history_franklin.cfm
By the early 1900's the
lumber boom was well on
its way, with more demand
for lumber than ever before.
Lumber and railroad barrens
had found a virtual gold mine
in Florida with what seemed
to be a natural resource of
endless supply. Cyprus
trees some of which were
over a thousand years old
and larger than the machin-
ery or wagons and teams
used to log the magnificent
giant trees, large pines that
could account for thousands
of board feet being milled
daily to meet the supply
and demand. Smaller fam-
ily owned mills were being
bought out as they could
no longer compete with the
larger' companies and large-
scale businesses or meet the
demands of the industry.
Many men and families
like my grandparents had
followed the sawmill and they
had lived in the Kinney's Mill
community. Most of the saw-
mills were named after the
person who started the mill
or the sawmill community
itself. When grandpa worked
in Kinney's Mill he finally
ended up working as part of
the marking crew, that was
the young man who walked,
rode a mule or rode the rail
car' through the forest and
swamp with an axe to mark
the trees that were to be cut
for lumber harvest. Kinney's
Mill was just northwest of
Port St. Joe and a long ways
from nowhere.
Life there was much like
it was in any of the other
sawmill company town, they
had neat little rows of houses
for the mill workers and were
referred to as shotgun hous-
es because you could stand
at the front door and shoot
through the back door, and
it would be a straight shot.
They were constructed well,
by mill workers themselves,
some were a little better
than others but for the most
part they were all the same.
Few realized at the time that
this was the beginning of
pattern from the cooperate
world which was quickly tak-
ing hold, each little town a
carbon copy of the next, and
the next, wages all the same,
housing the same all across
the board, and the beginning
of the company store, the
company utilities, company
housing and company policy.
Paternalism was also a huge
part of it, being dependant
upon the company for all the
needs, or parent company.
What started out as a ben-
efit for both the company
and its workers was quickly
turned into a control issue
for the companies them-
selves. Sponsorship soon
became dictatorship, and
convenience quickly became
confinement.
When they did pay, the
pay was not on a regular
basis, and half was in cash,
the other half in bibbits which
were coins of such or metal
disc with the company name
on one side and the dollar
amount on the other, also,
referred to as "Good For's" as
on the back they said Good
For what value there was on
the coin, coupon books and
punch cards. These of course
were redeemable only at the
company store, which by the
way was more expensive than
the merchants in town.
While some of the mer-.
chants in town finally started
to using those in trade for
merchandise from their store
arid later went to collect, the

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Kaylee Elizabeth Murphy
turned 8 years old on Dec.
1. Kaylee is the daughter of
Robert and Paige Murphy.
She is the granddaughter of
James and Margaret O'Neal
of Havana, FL and' of the
late Robert and Mae Murphy
of Wewahitchka. Kaylee is
also the niece of Kim O'Neal
of Havana, Warren and
Shannon Renfro of PSJ, and


Jerry and Rhonda Pridgeon
of Wewahitchka.
Kaylee celebrated with a
party at her grandparents'
home in Havana on
Thanksgiving with her sister,
Shaina, and her cousins.
She then had a Bratz party
at her home on the day of
her birthday with friends and
family.


Santa Claus is Coming To Port St. Joe


WHEN:
Monday, December 12
From
7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 15,
From
7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 17,
From
6 p.m. till 9 p.m.

WHERE:
541 Welton Drive
Oak Grove/Port St. Joe
Any Questions Call: 227-
7125


FREE NO CHARGE
Bring your children to
visit Santa Claus in our
town. Please bring your
own camera and take your
Holiday pictures.
Directions:
From Highway 71, turn
on Long Avenue toward high
school at stop sign turn right.
Go past Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church, at stop sign
turn left.'Welton Drive is the
only street on your right.
3rd House on right-Look
for large Santa Claus.


John Whitfield, of
Whitfield Timber Company,
has completed a three-
day education program
designed to train loggers in
environmentally sound, safe
and efficient logging practices.
Completion of this training
earned Whitfield the industry
designation of Master Logger:
a professional logger with at
least one successful year of
operating experience.
Whitfield returns to
the Gulf County area with
improved credentials to offer
logging and forestry services
in this growing segment of
the local and state economy.
In 2003, timber harvesting
in Gulf County produced
a $70.9 -million harvest.
Approximately 670 employees
work directly in the county's
forest industry, which
generates a $21.1 million
payroll. Forest products
and paper companies
within the state collectively
generate $16.6 billion in
manufactured products and
create over 133,000 jobs in
local communities.
Whitfield traveled
to Lake City, where he
participated in sessions
with 30 other loggers. The
classes covered technological
innovations in the logging


industry, environmental
management, the changing
wood supply and demands
for more sophisticated
business practices. Lectures
included topics on timber
security, endangered species,
planning for forest harvests,
business finance, wage
management, logging safety,
legal affairs and the latest in
environmental regulations.
According to Bob Moore,
Logger Education Task Force
Chair for the Florida Forestry
Association, "the program has
as its goals the enhancement
of professionalism among
loggers, the improvement
of the state's quality of life,
the provision of a continuing
flow of forest goods and
services and the protection
of environmental qualities
of Florida's forests." To date
more than 550 loggers have
completed the .training and
earned the title of Master
Logger.
Forests cover over 16
million acres in Florida--
nearly 48% of the state's total
land area. The Master Logger
program is sponsored by the
Florida Forestry Association
and the Florida Sustainable
Forestry Initiative State
Implementation Committee.


Look Who's 4


Shaina Nicole Murphy
turned 4 years old on
November 14, 2005. Shaina
is the daughter of Robert
and Paige Murphy. She is
the granddaughter of James
and Margaret O'Neal of
Havana, FL and of the late
Robert and Mae Murphy of
Wewahitchka, FL. Shaina is
"also the niece of Kim O'Neal
of Havana, Warren and
Shannon Renfro of PSJ, and
Jerry and Rhonda Pridgeon
of Wewahitchka.
Shaina celebrated with a
Barbie party at her home on
the day of her birthday and


then had another party at
her grandparents' with her
sister, Kaylee, who turned
8 on December 1. Shaina
says she is glad to be all
grown up now.


VFW Post 10069

On Dec. 7, the VFW Post
10069 in Highland View will
be conducting a Pearl Harbor
Remembrance Ceremony.
The Port St. Joe HS
NJROTC will assist in the
ceremony. It will start at
12:30 eastern'at the VFW
Post.


Boyd Staff Holds Office


Hours in Port St.Joe


A member of
Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Port St. Joe on
the third Thursday of every
month so the people of Gulf
County have the opportunity
to personally discuss issues
concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's


staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of
issues relating to various fed-
eral agencies. It is important
to the Congressman that his
staff is available for those
who are not able to travel
to either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.


If YOu


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622 Maddox Street. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Home in Port St. Joe. New Vinyl Siding,
Carpet and just painted. Extra lot next'
to home for future building or replat and
sale. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
MLS#108876


IS THIS FUN OR WHAT?! Own a beach
townhouse that comes fully furnished.
Just steps to the wide open beach -of
Mexico Beach, FL 2 bed/2.5 bath. Built
in 2001. Put is on the rental- market or
save this jewel for yourself. Priced to
sell at $350,000 Call Natalie to view
850.-227-4355


1225 Cape San Bias Road-Unique BAY
FRONT home with breathtaking views of
beautiful St. Joe Bay. This home is nestled
on a huge wooded lot with lots of privacy.
Mls#108564 $1,300,000 Call Sonjia
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floor fabulous gulf view condo fully fur-
nished and ready for occupancy. 2BR 2BA
spacious and bright unit, large front deck.
Parking front and back, complex private
pcol. Unit is across street from beach's
most popular restaurant. MLS#107985
$595,000 Call Brenda Miller 227-
5380.


Simmons Bayou, 1953 CR-C30-3br/2ba
bayfront home. Beautiful sunsets and gor-
geous views of St. Joseph Bay. Automatic
storm shutters, W/D, kitchen appliances
included. Mls#105235 $950,000 Call
Ellen Allemore 647-8939


Jubilation Subdivision. Fantastic
6pportunityl A beautiful gulf view in a
magnificent house. Windolf Construction
designed by John Hopkins. X-Flood zone.
$1,150,000. Contact Patrick Jones for
more information @ (850)814-5878.


4412 Hwy 98 2 BR,2BA 1st tier home
offers an unobstructed lifetime view of
St. Joseph Bay. Future development of
Windmark Beach will envelope this area
of St. Joseph Shores Subd. that is located
between Port St. Joe and St.Joe Beach.
MLS# 105433 $1,350,000 Call Carol
for appt. @ 850-227-4252


389 Treasure Drive 1st Tier Home. 3
bedroom/2.5 bath, plus exercise/game
room. Fully furnished including 3 tv's wired
for both cable & satellite, Bose surround
sound speakers, DVD & CD players, 3 VCR's
& Sony receiver. Wet/dry Finnish Sauna in
exercise/game room. FEMA Flood Insurance
Area! Deeded Gulf access. Roll-Down
Hurricane shutters. Asking $895,000.00
Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.


1309 Marvin Avenue 3BR 2B home
situated on nice lot in Port St Joe. Very
well maintained. Central h/a, carpet,
nice deck out back. Call Susie White
for appointment 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4046. $229,900.00.














503 3rd Street COMMERCIAL/
RESIDENTIAL property on corner lot of
3rd Street and Long Avenue -MLS#
108565 Call Sonjia Raffield at 340-
0900.


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BEACHES Beach Developmont. Amenities include pool, botalh house, landscaped entrance accented 8325 C R 386, Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cometary Rd, Great also on the market. MLS# 108718. Contact Perky or Susie While 800-451-2349 or
* C-30,Treasure Bay- Nice size lot close to beaches and boat ramp. Mls#106465 with brick pavers, New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots location 5.91 across. Many Possibilitios $650,000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
$225,000 Call Mark Schultz starting at $299,900 850-227-5146 Indian Pass-109 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one of the newest subdivisions in
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in Son Bias Plantation with deeded access to Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Stroot, subdivision will include a pool & pool 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well on property, Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sanla Raffleld ofat house. $238,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonlla Raffleld at 227-9600. and septic permitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000 MLS EAC
340-0900 $579,900. New subdivision In Bay Co. with deeopwater access and community docks. mlsi107052 108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146 The property consists of three lots that make almost an acre of land and have already been
SCasuna Residential lot in brand new subdivision, located beside pool and club house, $165,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239 Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'x800'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell 850- cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441
great investment properly or homesite $210,000. Call Sonjla Raffield at 340-0900 Cape San Bias, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Capo San Bias with beautiful 227-4252 The Landings at Wetappo, Ovorstrool-Localed [ust off the intracoastal waterway. Call
* Cape San Bias, 251 Cord Grass Way This lot is convenient the pool and beaches. Iots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x170' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252 for more details. 850-648-5683
Mls#106386 $540,000 Call Joe McCalllster 648-5683 Information. This lot Is located in Garrison Plantation in Port St., Joe Florida. Garrison Planalion EASTPOINT
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking PORT ST. JOE is a fasl growing area with currently five hopes under construction. Sller will listen to all East Bay Preserve- This is a great lot with views of the boyl Mls#108298 $139,900
distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house MLS#108169, $224,900 Oak Grove-Corner lot with a boy view. Mls#108162 $145,000 Call KIm Harrison offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441 East Bay Plantation, 104 Marsh Line Road-Dockable lot on Welappo Crooeek with easy
Brenda Miller 227-5380 227-4960 -Port St. Joae,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe. access to theinlorcoastol. Ms#105591 $275,000
* Cape San Bias, Park Point-Nice lot located next to the St. Joseph State Park with deeded Heron's Walk-New subdivision in Port St. Joe with many amenities. MLS#108136 mls#106528 REDUCED to $120,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-227-6402 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpolnt Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool
gulf access. $375,000 Call Jay Rish 227-9600 $185,000 Call Patrick Jones 814-5878 Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful boy view lot has unobstructed view of St. Joe and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call
* Cape San Blas,Park Point-This lot sits beside the pool and pool house with deeded Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER Bay, great place to build a home. mis#105525 $875,000 Call Sonjla 340-0900. Brenda Miller 227-5380
gulf access. The St. Joseph State Park sits directly behind this lot. $449,900 Call Jay Rish MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441 OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE BAYFRONT LOT 1.17 ACRES East Bay Preservo Subdivision, Boy Co. $485,000. Call
227-9600 108 Marshline Road, Overstreet. Wolappo Crooeek front lot, 1.46 acres intersects with 6807 Hwy 71 While City Groat Invesmont Opportunityl 100' x 444' fronting Hwy 71. Sonla Raffield at 340-0900,
- Sunset Villeaa-This devloment is tlonaled of St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windrork inlrcooslal canal. ML#108190 Brefnda Miller 227-3380 City water there,. sewer to be in elaco in opproximololy 1 year. Property odiacent to this is


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News Column

Faith Christian School


It has been said, that
if we worked everyday as if
it were the day before our
vacation (when we try to
squeeze everything in), we
could get three times as much
accomplished. This must be
the feeling many people have
every December.
Here at Faith Christian
School it is no different. The
multiple "big squeezes" have
begun. We are trying to
squeeze in lessons to be on
track with our curriculum.
We are attempting to squeeze
in field trips before the


Christmas break. We want
to squeeze in just one more
project so as not to carry it
over into January. Squeeze,
squeeze, sque..., and you are
almost out of breath!
So to our parents, we
hope you are grateful and
understanding that our faculty
wants the students to enjoy
every available experience for
their senses. We want our
students to be patient as we
lead them along the hurried
paths. We desire our staff to
"hang in there," because it will
be over that is, the holidays


16th or through the holiday
vacation. Students will return
on Wednesday, Jan. 4. (For
those families with children in
both the public schools and


FCS, our holiday schedules
ARE DIFFERENT this year.)
We really appreciate all
of our readers, sponsors and
families that support and pray


will have come and gone --
before you know it.
Here are a few notes
which will be followed up on
in the next few Lion's Tales.
First, students in grades 3-12
will be touring the Governor's
Mansion in Tallahassee on
Friday, Dec. 9. This is a
beautiful experience during
the Christmas season to see
the home of Florida's Governor
and First Lady.
Second, grades 5-8 will
visit the television studios
of WMBB (Channel 13) in
Panama City on Tuesday,
Dec. 13. We look forward to
a behind-the-scenes tour of
something so common to our
homes as "the news station."
Also, remember our
schedule for the Christmas
Break. Students will be
dismissed on Friday, Dec.
16. at their regular dismissal
times. There will be no
extended care on Friday, Dec.


For any other information
you may need, please check
out our website at www.
faithchristianschool.net.


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Front Row Left Right: Arieona Hatcher, Pre-k; Matthew Keigans, 3rd Grade; Ashleigh Young,
2nd Grade; A.J. Palmer, 4th Grade; and Trenton Lewis, 1st Grade.
Back Row, Sophie Adsit, 5th Grade; Not Pictured Kindergarten, Alexandria Roberts


Boy Scout Troop


Receives Donation


The Alfred I. duPont
Foundation, Inc. contributed
$1,000 to Port St. Joe
Boy Scout Troop 47.
Pictured above: Ben Welch,
Scoutmaster, and Doug
Kent, representing the Rotary
Club, which sponsors the


troop. Thank you to Robert E.
Nedley, president, the Alfred
I. duPont Foundation, Inc.
Troop 47 meets every
Monday night at 7 p.m. at the
Scout Center. New members
are welcome.


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4747 Cape San Bias Road New Home 3 bedroom, 3
bath.Views of Gulf and Bay. Built by Big Fish. Priced to
sell at $695K


Fabulous historic 3BR/ 2.5BA home located in heart of
downtown commercial district in Apalachicola, 3 blocks from
Apalachicola River. Property includes 2 city lots with house
on one lot and the other free for development. Endless po-
tential for right business. $1,050,000. MLS#107221.


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APALACHICOLA BAYVIEW "The Preserve at Bay's
Edge," 24th St. and Hwy. 98 Brand new upscale 2 & 3 bed-
room, 2.5 bath two-story condominiums with hardwood and
tile floors, granite countertops,' 9'6" ceilings. Will be total of
20 units in complex. Call for complete listings. Bayfront, Unit


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Our reward for those
students with no discipline
referrals for the month of
December will be a dance on
Tuesday, Dec. 20.
School will be dismissed
at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday,
Dec. 20. Students return to
school on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Have a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year.
Our grading period ends
on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Report
cards will be sent home on
Friday, Jan. 13. You can
go online to check out your
child's grades. Please see
Mrs. Belin to receive your PIN
number.
School will not be held on
Monday Jan. 16 to observe
Martin Luther King Day.
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 http:jj
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: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need
help with homework or
finding information on any
topic? "Ask a Librarian" can
assist you Sunday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 10
pm and Saturdays from 10
am to 5 p.m. 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 via e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3-4 p.m. 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. http://www.
coolmath4kids.com and
http://coolmath.com/algebra
We still have many
students that need to come
by the front office to pick up
their Gold Cards. Use your
Gold Card for free admission
to all athletic events in Gulf
County.


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APALACHICOLA HISTORIC DISTRICT "PorterNail
Cottage," 160 Ave. C. Enchanting Florida-style 2BR/2BA
bungalow one block from Lafayette Park and Apalachicola
Bay! Craftsman style home offers spacious kitchen, large
screened back porch; on two lots with wonderful cottage gar-
den. $725,000 MLS#107357.


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APALACHICOLA "Bouington's Hideaway," 1169 Bluff
Rd. Quaint 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1221 +/- sq. ft. cottage rests
on approximate 2 acres! Home features fireplace, open living
area, screened porch, workshop, covered carport, storage-
shed at back of property. $269,000. MLS#108215.


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92 Ave. E. Great location for this 2BR/2BA, 2000 +/- sq. ft.
home just minutes from downtown. Home features multiple
fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors. Original part of
house built in 1910; will be sold as-is. Zoned office/residen-
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APALACHICOLA BAYFRONT- "Saker Home," #2 25th
St. Great waterfront parcel of land with multi-family zoning.
. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1500 +/- sq. ft., hard-
wood floors, separate living and dining rooms; will be sold
"as-is." $650,000. MLS#107964.


2, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, $495,000. MLS#106726.

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LAND OFFERINGS: and 1 riverview with access off Bluff Rd. A common dock serves all 3 lots with each having a boat slip on the

Apalachicola River. Riverfront, Lot 1, $850,000. MLS#108357. Riverview, Lot 3, $695,000. MLS#108453.

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News From the Halls of g- /


Wewahitchka

High School


Greeting from the
Swamp. Wewahitchka High
School has started a student
of the week program where
teachers and staff nominate
students to hold the role of
student of the week. The
students of the week for Nov.
21-25 were Tiffanie Keith and
Tyler Bush and for November
28-Dec 2 the students of the
week were Jennifer Brock
and Bobby Creamer.
Both our junior varsity
aad varsity boys basketball
teams won their games Dec.
1. Way to go boys. The Gator
Wrestlers did well against
Bozeman in their first match.
They lost 36-24 but had to
give up 18 points due to


injured players not being
able to compete. Several of
our wrestlers scored team
points including Nathan
Rish, Alex Lewis, Josh Lollie,
Michael Stripling and Robert
Brown all who won by pin.
The Student Government
Association is selling cookie
dough and gourmet coffees
If you would like to purchase
any of these items please
contact a SGA member.
Santa grams will be on sale
Dec. 5 -Dec 14 They will
be selling for 25 cents and
are being sold by our NHS
members.
Sayonara from the
swamp until next week.


Students of the Week from

Wewahitchka Elementary School

The week of of December 2, 2005: 2nd grade-Cameron
Laster; 3rd grade-Trevor Green; 4th grade-Jacob Bidwell;
6th grade-Travis Griffin.
Congratulations to all of the Students of the Week. Keep
up the good work!



NJROTC News


By c/P02 Molly Matty
Attention! These past
few weeks have flown by
for the Port St. Joe High
School NJROTC, and we find
ourselves nearing the end of
the first semester of school.
Now its time to celebrate!
Our. annual Military Ball is
rapidly approaching, on Dec.
10 from 7-11 p.m. This gives
the cadets a chance to get
dressed up and celebrate the
winter season.
Cadets are to bring an
ornament, drink, a snack
food, and a new unwrapped
toy' for Toys for Tots. These
festivities will be held at
the Centennial Building,
and parents of cadets are


encouraged to come to
chaperone (semi-formal
dress). In the Christmas
parade, held on Dec. 3, our
drill team and Colorguard
performed in the lighted
panorama. This Wednesday,
Dec. 7 is Pearl Harbor day
and cadets will be going to
the VFW post to take part in
a ceremony honoring those
lost in the tragic ordeal that
was "the day that will live in
infamy."
After these much
deserved Christmas holidays,
we will start practice for our
Drill Competition at FAMU on
Feb. 11 and other enjoyable
field trips. Until next time,
At Ease!


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By Andy White However, this didn't stop the
We are the champions! Sharks.
For the first time since Quentin Jenkins, Ashley
1984, we won the class 1A "Mudcat" Davis, and Ash
state football championship. Parker helped lead the
On Thursday, the Sharks Sharks to the victory with
headed down to Miami each player getting over 100
where they would face last yards. With the persistence
year's reigning champions, and determination of the
Fort Meade. All throughout whole team, the Sharks held
the playoffs the Sharks were it out despite the doubt. They
considered the unfavorable finished the game on top with
underdogs, proving everyone the score, 38-31. The football
wrong, one team at a time. team was then welcomed
They went to Miami with a home Saturday night with
12-1 record for the season, the applause from most of
Early in the game the the town at the Christmas
Sharks got it started with Parade.
a couple touchdowns from On other sports news,
senior, Ash Parker. The the boys soccer team had a
Sharks lead extended to rough week failing to Wakulla
21-3 by halftime. On the 1-5, and John Paul 2-4.
3rd quarter kick off by the That's allthat's happening
Sharks, the Miners started at Port St. Joe, keep reading
their comeback with a 96 to hear about the outcomes
yard run back. Fort Meade of the other Shark teams
came back and took the and the happenings around
lead away from the Sharks. school.




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Grant Increases Minority Scientists' Access To Magnet Lab's World-class Facilities


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The National High
Magnetic Field Laboratory
and two historically black
colleges and universities
(HBCUs) have been awarded
a $1.5-million, one-year
collaborative grant from the
National Nuclear Security
Agency (NNSA) to increase
the involvement of minority
scientists and their students
in cutting-edge research.
The award will establish
and enhance strong
experimental and theoretical
research opportunities at
Prairie View A&M University
in Prairie View, Texas,
and North Carolina A&T
University in Greensboro,
N.C., while extending and
expanding the currently
funded research of the magnet
lab's Extreme Conditions
Group. The research utilizes
pressure, temperature and
high magnetic fields to
probe actinides radioactive
elements about which much
remains unknown and
related materials.
This research, led
by magnet lab principal
investigator Stan Tozer,
working with Eric Palm and
Tim Murphy, supports the
NNSA's national security and
nonproliferation missions by
using science as opposed to
weapons testing to predict
how materials will perform
under extreme conditions.
A more fundamental
understanding of actinides is
needed to better understand
the implications of using and
storing, nuclear fuels, such
as enriched uranium.
"The lab shares the
NNSA's goal 'of increasing
the number of minority
students who pursue
careers in science," Tozer
said. "We're confident that
this partnership will help
groom the next generation
of scientists by giving them
hands-on research experience
that they would not be able
to get otherwise."
The collaboration is
a homecoming of sorts for
grant principal investigator
Kevin Storr of Prairie View
A&M, an experimentalist
who received his Ph.D. in
physics from Florida State
University in 2001. During
his time at FSU, Storr spent
many hours working at the
magnet lab, and recently
spent the summer there as
a visiting scientist. The grant
will allow Storr to outfit his
Prairie View A&M lab with
state-of-the-art equipment,
most notably a 17-tesla


superconducting magnet.
This will greatly benefit
Prairie View A&M's physics
and chemistry program long
after the grant ends.
"The magnet lab has
exposed me to science beyond
my initial experiences,
allowed me to collaborate
with the 'international
scientific community, and
served to direct me along a
viable, fulfilling and profitable
career path," Storr said. "I
am eager to see the effects
the lab will have on my own
students as they prepare to
forge their own experiences
in their scientific pursuits."
Storr said he knows
from experience that when
young people are exposed
to positive experiences and
spend time in a lab, they
begin to see science as a
worthwhile pursuit. "Our
hope is that by partnering
with the magnet lab, minority
researchers and HBCUs can
gain a foothold in extreme
conditions research and
increase the availability of
minority scientists in leading
research," he said.
A large portion of the
magnet lab's share of the
grant money will go toward
purchasing an automated,
16-tesla Physical Property
Measurement System


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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


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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 master 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.
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(PPMS) from technology
company Quantum Design.
This equipment is important
to early-career researchers
because it allows them to
perform initial measurements
that justify experiments in
higher magnetic fields. Above
and beyond the grant, the
magnet lab also is renovating
lab space that will house
the PPMS system and that
will be dedicated to the
HBCU researchers and their
graduate students. The
group hopes to expand the
effort over the course of the
next few years to bring in
additional HBCU participants
and their students.
Many minority students
will benefit from the grant.
It will support two graduate
and five undergraduate
students at Prairie View A&M
and a postdoctoral position
at North Carolina A&T, all of
whom will be provided travel
support to do collaborative
research at National High
Magnetic Field Laboratory
facilities in Tallahassee
and Los Alamos, N.M.
In addition, the grant will
support four HBCU students
in the "Research Experiences
for Undergraduates" (REU)
program administered at the
magnet lab by the Center
for Integrating- Research


and Learning. The lab's
REU program is a summer
internship that matches
undergraduate students with
scientists and researchers in
an eight-week mentorship.
The National High
Magnetic Field Laboratory
develops and operates state-
of-the-art, high-magnetic-
field facilities that faculty
and visiting scientists and
engineers use for research
in physics, biology,
bioengineering, chemistry,
geochemistry, biochemistry,
and materials science. The
laboratory is sponsored by the
National Science Foundation
and the state of Florida and
is the only facility of its kind
in the United States. To
learn more, please visit www.
magnet.fsu.edu.
The National Nuclear
Security Agency is a semi-
autonomous agency within
the U.S. Department of
Energy that is responsible
for enhancing, national
security through the military
application of nuclear energy.
To learn more, please visit
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Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUALcHOUSING LENDER
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SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111.,.


COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


COSTING & COSTING
LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury *Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


THE TIMES
129 Commerce St.
Apalachicola
(850) 653-8868
www.ApalachTimes.com
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THE STAR RISH, GIBSON
135 w Hwy98 & SCHOLZ, P.A.
Port(850) 227-1278 William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
(850) 227-1278 Russell Scbolz
www.StarFL.com (850) 229-8211


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

(1 FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contempormy Service 9:00 a. m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Moving Worsp: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
[1... .,- iI f,,',- I"l p.m.
All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWiny
Minister of Msc/Youth
Deborah Loylea
Director of Children Ministries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

Agltandb view Saptist Quab
1 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike Westbrook
Pastor


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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SJFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time 1
10:45 a.m.
Adult School ,
11:00 a.m. o
*Sunday School ?.
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


A isM Und Metfdid


111. North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sulnd Worship Serdies:9:00 a.m. CST
SudqySchol::10:15 a.m. CST'
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist (hurnh
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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

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

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


You're lAmong friends at
SOak Grove Assembly of God t
David A. fernandez. -Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-22956271
613 Madison Street Port St.]oe. fC
Schedule of Services


Sun,
Sunday 5
Morning
Xids on


nday Wednesday
School 9:45am Milld WeekMeal 5:00pm
q Worship 10:45am Mid -Week Bible Study 6:15pm
the Move 10:45am Mnaistry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:ISpm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Candles oMnistry Tuesda-g 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise fWorship 'reaching the Pure 'Word


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
I Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
( Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
N,


The Ilse Newell
The Ilse Newell Fund for
the Performing Arts will pres-
ent the annual Christmas
Concert at Historic Trinity
Church, Apalachicola, on
Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m.
ET.
The program will be pre-
sented by the Choir of Trinity
Church, The Bell Choir of
First Methodist Church, a
Women's Ensemble from


Fund Annual Christmas Concert


St. George Island Methodist
Church,. the River Keepers
Male Quartet, a duet by
Marilyn McCann and Tamara
Marsh, and solos by David
Wingate, bass, Gordan
Adkins, tenor, and Carla May,
soprano. Cleo Partington will
read the poem "What Sweeter
Music" by Robert Herrick to
introduce a musical setting
of the poem by John Rutter.


LABC Christmas Musical


Music/Worship Pastor
Henry Johnson along with
the LABC choir invite you to
attend the Christmas musi-
cal, One Incredible Moment
on Friday, Dec 9 at 7 p.m. or
Sunday, Dec 11 at 7:00 p.m.
This musical on the maj-
esty of the manger will both
encourage and enrich your


celebration of Christmas this
season. Bring your fam-
ily andfriends to this event
(free of charge) and enjoy
the blessings of the Christ-
mas season. Please, call our
church office at 229-8691 if
you have any questions.


What Legacy Will You Leave?


What will be said about
you, When it comes your
time to go?
Will it be said that you
loved the Lord, Or will any-
one even know?
Have you been obedient
to God's command, When he
said go and tell?
Have you been a witness
to a lost friend, And seen
them saved from hell?
Do you have a temper,


Or are you meek?
Are you kind and obedi-
ent, As His will you seek?
Are.you gentle and faith-
ful, As each day you live?
Do you hold a grudge, Or
do you forgive?
People will watch you
every day.
What legacy will you
leave, When God calls you
away?
Billy Johnson


I BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study alleges 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY- Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting dr Youth Group 7p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that tnuteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


'First Baptist Church
'.r,, 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ........................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .......................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........................ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM 7:49 am ET


The friendly place to worship!.

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th &e 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)
Wednesda--Pryer and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie. LaFountain

tr "A Reformed Voice
t in the Community"

O c Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

)Sunday School .......................... 9;30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ..................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of aith Christian School ..

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
+4 ST. JAMES'

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

lWhere Faith, Family &

Friendship are found

No Other Name ...The name of Jesus comes from the Hebrew name of Joshua, or Je-
hoshua, meaning "Jehovah will save." His name is a testimony to God's salvation & our reason
to celebrate Christmas.
The Bible says, "There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that
has been given among men, by which we must be saved. "When the angel announced that Mary
would "bear a Son: & you shall call His name Jesus," he was declaring that Mary's Son would
be the very embodiment of God's salvation! Yes, indeed it is a very Merry Christmas!!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


Worship on Sunday: 10:30am
and 7:00pm


Bible Study on Sunday:
9:15am and 6:00pm


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


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Jessie Needs a Home

Currently for adoption at the St.Joseph Bay Humane
Society are : Jessie a small, beautiful .lady, (pictured);
Boomerang, a beautiful male Beagle; Baby, a spayed nice
female Dachshund mix; Dixie, a White bulldog pup, already
spayed; Margo, a young black Lab female; Annie, a small
female Beagle; Candy, a Chihuahua mix female; Amos &
Andy, six month old kitties. Always kittens! Come see.


Marion E. Childs,

Jr. (Gene)
Funeral services for
Marion E. Childs, Jr.
(Gene) were held on Dec.
6 in Mexico Beach. The
Reverend rEddie LaFountain
of the First Baptist Church
of Mexico Beach of officiated.
Gene was a 1969 graduate of
Colquitt County High School
in Moultrie, Georgia, and he
also graduated from Mercer
University wit a degree in
English Literature in 1974.
He was an English teacher
in Tennessee and also taught
English at Colquitt County
School in Moultrie, GA.
He retired to Mexico
Beach in 1997 where he


worked as an outdoor writ-
er for the STAR newspaper.
He was a member of the
Florida Outdoor Writer's
Association, a past member
of the Mexico Beach Artificial
Reef Association's Board of
Directors, and a past mem-
ber of the Mexico Beach
Community Development
Council.
He is survived by his
parents, Marion and Doris
Childs of Moultrie, GA, three
children, Chance Childs
of Tampa, Sarah childs
of Bellefontaine, OH and
Charlie Childs of Miami, and
his brother, Dr. Ron Childs
of Bainbridge, GA. He has
one niece, Dr. April Childs of
Seattle, WA and one neph-
ew, Zach Childs, of Mexico
Beach.


"Our Church can be your home"

F first Churchof the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School .................. 10 ,
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .... 7 p.m.


The processional music will
be played by Bagpiper Chris
Clark.
The audience will be
invited to join performers in
the "Hallelujah Chorus" from
Handel's "Messiah". Those
who have copies of the orato-
rio are urged to bring them.
Bedford Watkins will be solo-
ist and accompanist on piano
and organ.
The Ilse Newell Concert
Series is sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society, a 501-c 3 educa-
tional incorporation. A dona-
tion is requested at the door
for those not holding season
memberships.
New Harvest

Assembly of God

New Harvest Assembly
of God Women's Ministries
Christmas Bazaar Saturday,
Dec. 10, at 8 a.m until 1 p.m.
CST. Crafts, baked goods and
much more. For more infor-
mation call 639-3716. The
church is located on Hwy. 71
north of Wewahitchka.


Revival Revival Revival

Victory Temple First
Born Holiness Church, Jr.
Women's Department will
host a revival beginning on
Sunday, Dec. 11, 12, and 13
each night at 7:30 p.m.
We cordially invite you
and your Congregation to
join us in this revival. We
are looking for souls to be
saved, healed, delivered, and
revived!
The speaker will be
Evangelist Sharlett Gathers,
first Lady of Victory Temple
First Born Holiness Church.
She is an anointed woman
of God, who is anointed to
teach and preach the Word
of God.
So come on out and
enjoy'these Holy Ghost filled
nights of revival.
Place: Victory Temple
First Born Holiness Church,
.315 Martin Luther King
Blvd., Port St. Joe 32456

Beach Baptist

Chapel Dinner

The Beach Baptist Chapel
dinner menu for Wednesday
Dec 7 includes spaghetti with
meat sauce, tossed salad.
Desserts and tea are served
with all dinners.
The Beach Baptist Chapel
dinner menu for Wed, Dec
14 will include hamburger
french fries and beans.
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 Colubus
Street in St. Joe Beach. A
donation of $5 per plate is
appreciated, all are invited
to attend.


The family has requested
that in lieu of flowers peo-
ple can contribute to Gene
Childs Memorial reef which
will be built out in the Gulf of
Mexico by the Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association.
Donations may be mailed to
the MBARA, PO Box 13006,
Mexico Beach, 32410.


HEALING SERVICE

Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
For Info 648-5773


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Sawmill -

company quickly put a stop to
that by only honoring half of
what the debit face value was,
which of course meant if you
wanted to get your money's
worth it had to be through the
company store.
Although many will
argue that the intentions of
the companies were honor-
able, that they built schools,
churches and communities,
the fact remains that once
the natural resource of the
lumber was gone, so were the
companies, to use their mon-
ies on other ventures, and in
other states while the commu-
nities and towns now robbed
of a precious natural resource
by lumber barrens had to
once again rebuild lives, and
communities, owning nothing
and devastated by the loss of
income.
By 1930, lumbermen had
virtually razed the virgin for-
est, the same dense growth
that originally covered an
estimated twenty-seven mil-
lion acres. After only a few
decades of frenzied cutting,
it was estimated that only six
million acres of virgin forest
remained. A significant part of
the history of the South's lum-
ber industry between 1880
and 1930 ,is the displacement
of agrarian people, beginning
with men and young boys
who turned to seasonal work
for modest wages, and cul-
minating in families leaving
the farm. Workers who alter-
nated between the family farm
and seasonal work in saw-
mills or logging camps, gradu-
ally disappeared over the late
19th and early 20th centuries,
replaced by men who became
totally dependent upon the
industry for their survival.
This process, the move from

A Winter Solstice

Astronomy Program

Tour the Solar System
and beyond with images from
the Hubble Space Telescope,
the Galileo mission, Viking,
and Voyager. Learn fascinat-
ing facts and scientific princi-
ples indoors; then go outside
to explore the mysteries of the
universe. Learn the winter
constellations, hear intrigu-
ing stories, and search for
distant planets.
The program will be pre-
sented by Alan Knothe on
Dec. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.ru. at the Native Center in
Apalachicola. Alan has taught
astronomy at the Hayden
Observatory, Okaloosa
Walton College, the Emerald
Coast Science Center, and
various outdoor science cen-
ters around the Country. This
program is FREE and open to
the public. For more informa-
tion call (850) 653-8063.


The Apalachicola National

Estuarine Research Reserve

The Apalachicola National
Estuarine Reserve will have
Guided Bird Walks at the
Nature Center from 8 to 10
a.m. (Eastern Time) on Dec.
20 and 27, and January 10.
Walk our nature trail with
expert birder, Alan Knothe.
Learn to identify the birds,
hunt for rarities, and learn
bird natural history. Florida
and the Reserve are blessed
with rich and diverse bird
populations. Learn about,
preserve and enjoy them. All
skill levels, from the novice
beginner to the seasoned
expert, are welcome. Loaner
binoculars are available!
The walks are absolutely
FREE! To join in, meet Alan
at the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
Nature Center, 261 7th Street
at 8 am on Dec. 20 or 27 or
Jan.10. For more information
contact Alan Knothe at'(850)
653-8063.


Guest Lecture Evening Program

"Living In Bear Country"

This special evening pro-
gram about Florida Black Bear
will be at the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research


Reserve Nature Center, 261
7th Street on Dec. 20, from
7 to 8:30 pm. Come hear
from "Bear Experts" about
our very active, local Black
Bearsl Learn the answers to
questions such as:
.Where do bears live?
.What do they eat?
.What should I do if I see
a bear?
.Why are the bears in my
yard?
The program is FREE
and open to the public. For
more information call (850)
653-8063.


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family farm to company town,
took place in steps, over two
or three generations of men
and women who lived in the
lumber towns of North Florida
between 1900 and 1940.
Lumber workers accepted
paternalism as part of their
working environment and
used it to their advantage to
better their lives. The develop-
ment of large sawmill towns
in North Florida began after
1900 with the movement of
large lumber corporations
into the state. The necessity
of locating workers near the
timber was much more eco-
nomical to transport finished
lumber to retailers than to
haul logs great distances to
a mill. Since the mills were
generally located far from any
population centers, the com-
pany had to provide hous-
ing, schools, and recreational
facilities for its employees.
While the intent of the lum-
ber company may not have
been as a means to control
the workers the fact remains
that was the end result. In
addition to being a center of


lumber production, company
towns represented an 'impor-
tant solution to the persistent
difficulties of securing a stable
work force.
Mill owners actively
worked to develop a perma-
nent core of working fami-
lies aimed at attracting such
families and fostering their
loyalty to the company. These
policies involved employee
provisions that were not part
of the basic wages-for-labor
contract. Company officials
also encouraged a flourish-
ing company culture that
included, among.other things,
baseball teams. Mush as the
days of Cesar and the Roman
Coliseum the people would
have become discontent with-
out some from of recreation.
Such corporate practices
comprised what is usually
referred to as corporate pater-
nalism, or welfare capitalism.
The term corporate paternal-
ism means official company
policies, which provided non-
wage benefits to workers to
help create a distinctive cor-
porate culture and regulate
the living environment of the
employees and their families,
which remained through the
late 19th Century.


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PUBLIC NOTICE


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


1. Preliminary and Final 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 pro-
posed specialty subdivision with
no lot less than 40 acres, subject
to all Federal, State and Local de-
velopment regulations.


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


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-227-9000
Toll-Free: 866-229-5525

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Port St. Joe Police Department News Report tim e of her arrest. Parnell
ARRESTS: Dianna K. Parnell, age 34, County Jail to await first
On November 27, Chucky of Wewahitchka, was arrest- appearance.
R. Walters age 42 of Port St. ed for attempting to obtain On December 1, Virginia
Joe, was arrested for vio- prescription medications by K. Sandusky, age 46, of Gulf
lation of probation. Walters fraud. Parnell had forged sev- Breeze, was arrested for vio-
was serving probation for eral prescriptions in order to lation of driver license restric-
driving under the influence obtain Lortabs. When Parnell tions. Sandusky was trans-
and driving with a sus- arrived at a local pharma- ported to the Gulf County
pended license. Walters was cy in order to pick up a Jail to await first appear-


placed under lawful arrest
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On November 30,


forged prescription she was
arrested and transported to
the Gulf County Jail. Parnell
was also on probation at the


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Port St. Joe

Police News
The Port St. Joe Police
Department/Gulf County
Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force
served a search warrant at
228 Avenue D on 11-28-05.
A search of the residence
revealed a quantity of powder
cocaine and crack cocaine
packaged for distribution.
The home occupied by Willie
"Ball" Quinn, was a notorious
spot for drug sales and drug
related activity. There were
also several items believed
to be stolen in the residence
that had been traded for nar-
cotics, along with a stash of


U.S. currency.
The Task Force con-
sists of investigators from
the Police Department and
Sheriff's Office and is spon-
sored by a grant that was
obtained through the Sheriff's
Office. The' Task Force was
formed less than a month
ago and has made numer-
ous drug related arrests and
responsible for Narcotics
Investigations throughout
the whole .county and is cur-
rently trying to expand to an
adjacent county.
Anyone having informa-
tion on narcotics activity,
please call 227-1115 and
ask for Major Mike Harrison
or anyone with the Task
Force or Port St. Joe Police
Department and ask for Sgt.
Chris Teeter. You will remain
anonymous.

Gulf County Sheriff's

Office Arrest Log
11/08/05-12/01/05

11/19/05
Michael A. Bryne w/m
57 Port St. Joe DWSLR


.Lori J. Grishom w/f 43
Wewahitchka Disorderely
conduct .
Wallace w. Tillery w/m
48 Wewahitchka .Disorderly
Conduct
11/24/05
Eva Echols w/f 47 Port
St. Joe Battery
Charles W. Thompson
w/m 42 Port St. Joe Battery
11/25/05
William M. Creekmore
w/m 50 Wewahitchka
Disorderly Conduct
Stephanie 0. Strayer w/f
19 Port st. Joe fraud (Texas)
Kenneth M. Dunham w/
m 42 Port St. Joe DUI, Fleeing
and Eluding, Posession
Cocaine DWLSR.
11/26/05
Willard 0. Bryant w/m
75 Wewahitchka Aggrevated
Assault
Mindy K. Mitchell w/
f 21 VOP-introduction
Contraband
Cecil D. Ramsey w/m 53
Wewahitchka Assault
Gordilla Ramirez h/m
22 Wewahitchka no Valid
Drivers License
11/27/05
Thomas A. Blevin w/m


43 Port St. Joe Posession
Marijuana more than 20
Grams
Willie E. Quinn b/m 50
Port St. Joe Possession Crack
Cocaine 1000 Ft Church
Posession Drug Paraphenilia
Crystal M. Abernathy w/
f 25 Wewahichka Worthless
Checks X 30
11/29/05
Ashley N. Scruggs w/
f 1? Port St. Joe Violation
Probation
Theresa R. Thompson
w/f 41 Panama City FTA-No
Drivers License
Margaret A. Pratt w/f
32 Wewahitchka Worthless
Checks
William A. Kirkland Jr
w/m 47 Port St. Joe Battery
12/01/05
Leslie L. Hanvey w/m
40 Wewahitchka Posession
Marijuana
Raymond W. Lee w/m
44 Wewahitchka Possession
Marijuana, DUI
Ashley N,. Scruggs w/f
19 Port St. Joe Burglary,
Petit Theft
Chrisopher D. Maxwell
w/m 27 Port St. Joe Posession
Marijuana


Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation Center Welcomes Admissions-marketing Director


Bay St. Joseph is
very pleased to introduce
their new Admissions-
Marketing Director, Teresa
R. Youngblood.
Teresa is the wife of Rick

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By Virginia Bathurst Beck
Early to Rise. Have you
ever gotten up at 4.00 a.m.
showered, packed your purse
with needed supplies, met
90 people, taken off for a
one-day fun filled trip only
to have it cancelled after an
hour on the road. This hap-
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read and answer all letters that include a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. The letters will then be forwarded to The
Star for printing the Christmas issue (December 22).
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reply from the famous man in red is 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 12,
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Please feel free to come
by and meet Teresa. She is
very anxious to get to know
. all of the Bay St. Joseph
families.


one was angry at the cancel-
lation as the wind and rain
came up suddenly and was
dangerous to drive. No one
could foresee that situation.
It was after I returned home
that frustration really set in.
It just seemed as though
that day had already been
set aside for that trip and
nothing else could be done
with that time. When I first
returned home, I tried to
catch upon the sleepI hhad
lost the night before. That
didn't work. I just lay there
with my eyes wide open
thinking of all the things I
could do if I were standing
up.
Decision, Decision. So I
got up to get busy but I
couldn't decide what to get
busy at. I could have done a
wash-but it was the wrong
day, I wash on Monday. I
could have cleaned but I do
that on Saturday. I could
have washed the car but the
dark clouds could again have
turned to pouring rain and
spotted the car again. I could
have done my nails but since
I wasn't going any place for a
while, that could wait.
I picked up a book I had
just gotten at the library. I
love to read when it's rainy.
After I had read a few pages
I recognized it as one I'd
already read. I next decided
to watch television. It was too
late for Matlock or Hunter
and after flipping the dial
for a while I decided there
was nothing else I wanted
to watch. So off went the
TV. Thank goodness for "The
Colonel."
The day had gone by and
it was too late to cook supper,
so it was a "Chicken Take
Out" night. I had accom-
plished nothing in that time
that had been given back
to me. Which proves the old
adage (that I just made up)
"Time already planned but
lost cannot be recovered."
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Forgotten Gardening


By Kay Kelley*
Brrr. For those of us
who get up and out early in
the morning, it's getting kind
of nippy, isn't it? It's this
period of time, just before
the first frost and way .past
the time I should have been
thinking about it, that I start
worrying about the tender,
potted plants that need to be
brought indoors.
I could write a book on
how not to do things, and this
is a good example. While I
am diligent and careful about
other people's plants, my own
are put to the 'Kay Test.'
Meaning, if they can survive
my care, I have no qualms
about recommending them to
others. I should have writ-
ten this column last month,
for instance, when we were
leaving the windows open and
temperatures were still balmy.


That is the perfect time, when
we are relying on neither heat
nor air conditioning, to move
the plants inside. They suffer
less stress, less adjustment
to different light conditions,
less yellowing and dropping
of leaves.
But, oh no, not me. I
wait until darkness falls on
the very night the weather-
man calls for .the first frost,
and get mad because no one
senses the urgency of rescu-
ing pot after pot of philo-
dendron, devil's backbone,
Christmas cactus, corn plant,
pothos, peace lily, ficus, and,
well, you get the picture. I
bring in all the ones I can
find, though inevitably there
are some pots spotted around
that I forget about. This
is how I learn which plants
are really tough... the ones
that can spend the winter


outdoors and actually begin
growing again in the spring.
Airplane plants have met this
challenge, and some of the
succulents, and even peace
lilies will endure.
Bringing potted plants
from the cold outside into a
warm house is bad for the
plants, first and foremost. It
is also bad for the house-
hold, There's nothing like
waking up to a house newly
full of plants and discover-
ing that at least one of the
pots is full of ants, or even
worse kinds of creepy crawly
things that are great outside
but DO NOT belong in the
house Back out they must
go, one by one, to be properly
de-bugged and cleaned up.
My method is to drench the
soil in the pots with slightly
soapy water, thus driving the
critters (those which haven't
escaped in to the house) out
of the soil. I've been known to
fill up the bathtub, again with
slightly soapy water, wrap the
smaller pots securely in a
plastic bag to contain the


soil, and wash the plants,
one by one, leaf by leaf, to
get rid of any scale, white-
flies, mealy bugs, or spider
mites which might be trying
to sneak inside.
Thus my plants look bet-
ter, and the family feels better
knowing that things won't be
crawling out of the pots in
the middle of the night any-
more. Still, the warm, dry air
inside pretty well guarantees
that I'll be picking up leaves
for the rest of the winter. If
only I would have done this a
-month ago, when the plants
could have acclimated more
easily! 'Starting earlier might
have also given me time to
think more about getting
some new pot liners. When
I took the plants back out-
side last spring and repotted
them into roomier contain-
ers, I didn't remember to buy
larger pot liners. So here I
am in the early winter, my


Holiday Poinsettias


by Roy; Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Poinsettias (Poin-set-
ee-ahs) and Christmas go
together especially here in
Florida. The poinsettia's
bright red bracts and dark
foliage give this plant a festive
appearance, which is espe-
cially appreciated during the'
holidays.
Poinsettias have become
very popular throughout
the country as symbols of
Christmas. As a Floridian,
you have the widest selec-
tion of poinsettia varieties
from which to choose. If
you plan to buy a poinsettia
this year, you'll want to know
what to look for, and how to
care for your purchase get
it home. My information on
poinsettia selection and care
was provided by Extension


Horticulture specialist Dr.
Robert J. Black.
Youll probably hear this
plant call both .poinsettia
(poin-set-ah) and poinsettia
(poin-set-ee-ah). The second
pronunciation is preferred by
most garden experts. But,
don't feel you have to say
"poin-set-ee-ah". If you tell
your nurseryman you want
a poin-set-ah he/she'll know
what you mean.
When shopping for a
poinsettia, look for several
things. Be sure the plant
has green foliage almost to
the soil line. A plant which
has lost most of its bottom
leaves is probably getting old.
Factors 'such as sudden tem-
perature changes, soil pests,
and insects also can cause
leaf drop. A good supply of
lower leaves is a basic key to


Bronson to Dedicate Educational

Center in State Forest


Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson dedicate Bear Creek
Educational Center in a
ceremony at Lake Talquin
State Forest on Monday, Dec.
5.
Roughly. .10. years in
the planning, the 500-acre
parcel will be used to educate
students about natural forest
ecosystems and sound forest
management practices. A
classroom and administration
building on the grounds have
been recently completed.
In the coming months,


the facility will host school
groups on a regular basis,
and will be open to Florida
residents and visitors to the
state after hours and on
weekends and holidays for
hiking along forest trails and
recreational opportunities.
From interstate 10, exit
onto Highway 267.
Go south on Highway 267
for '4.8 miles. The entrance
will be on your left.
From Highway 20, turn
north onto Highway 267.
Follow Highway 267 for 7.5
miles. The entrance will be on
your right


Public Notice
:The Gulf Coast Workforce board will hold
its' monthly executive and general board
meeting on Tueday, December 13, 2005
at 11:30 am central standard time. The
meeting is video-teleconferced between the
Gulf Coast Community College Workforce
Center Board Room, 625 Highway 231,
Panama City, Florida and the Gulf/Franklin
Center Building A, Room 106, 3800 Garrison
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida. 15171



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healthier as well as younger
plants.
The showy parts, which
most people call flowers, aren't
flowers at all. They're special
kinds of leaves, called bracts.
These should be large enough
to extend well beyond the
lower green foliage, and they
should be brightly colored.
The most popular poinsettia
color is red. But, you also
can find numerous shades of
pink, white and every color
combination.
The real poinsettia flow-
ers are small green and yel-
low clusters growing in the
center of the bracts. You
should select a plant with
small, green undeveloped
flower parts. If a poinset-
tia already has open, yellow
flowers, a good portion of the-
plant's display life is over,
and the bracts soon will begin
to fade.
Poinsettias are native to
the warmer, humid regions of
Mexico. So, potted poinsettias
need special care. As house
plants, poinsettias should be,
located where they'll enjoy
uniform temperature of 60 to
75 degrees Fahrenheit dur-
ing the day, and about 60
degrees at night, They also
should receive bright light,
but not direct sun. Avoid
areas subject to drafts, sud-
den temperature changes,
low humidity, and dim light.
If you have poinsettias in
your landscape, you'll prob-
ably use them as cut flowers,
to brighten your home's holi-
day decor. To keep the bracts
from wilting, the stem ends
should be singed to coagulate
the milky sap and prevent its
loss. Also, it helps to "condi-
tion" poinsettias, by placing
cuttings in water and holding
them in a cool area overnight,
before bringing them indoors.
Arrangements of cut poinset-
tias should be placed in cool,
draft-free areas where there's
good light. But, like potted
plants, they should not be
exposed to the direct rays of
the sun.
If carefully selected and
properly cared for, poinset-
tias can add a festive touch
to your home during the holi-
days,


Por oeInterior 108619 $1,700,000
l iI-u'II-'iThis property is zoned general cam-
Historic District 108890 $995,000 Interior 108785 $299,000 mercial. 1.03 acres with 3/2 and
This 6/5 house has had extensive 3/2 double wide on large lot. Walking garage.
improvements. New roof, enlarged distance to dedicated beach. ', I
deck and wrap around stairs.
Located in the Historic District of Me i Beah Interior 108699 $350,000
Apalachicola. 10.1 acre parcel with home being
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1st Tier 108770 $1,550,000
3/2 home currently on a rental pro-
gram. Property extends to the water.
Gulf Front 108590 $2,150,000
Breathtaking 5/5. Private boardwalk
to private beach.


1st Tier 108875 $600,000
Immaculate 2/2 beach cottage on
two corner lots. Located one short
block from dedicated beach.
Commercial 108618 $1,700,000
Warehouse is 40x60 with offices,
great for any kind of business.


sold "AS IS". Stocked catfish pond on
property.
Interior 108691 $325,000
12.93 acres in Honeyville. Stocked
catfish pond.
Interior 108690 $89,000
3/1 house on corner, 3 lots. Chain
link fencing.


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Interior 108727 $86,500
Perfect lot for building in a beautifully
planned subdivision, Seven Spring..
Interior 108535 $85,000
6.28 acres. Wooded lot onDouglas Landing
Road.as
Interior 108536 i $69,000
2 half acre lots on Doc Whitfiely Road. Will
sell separately for $35,000.


Interior 108762 $375,000
1 acre lot in beautiful gated subdivision. Lot
is cleared and ready to build. Short walk
to river.


Bay Front 108655 $899,000
Bay front 12 lot development close to state
park and gulf.
Bay View 108656 $699,000
Bay View lot in new development. Gulf
access just across the way.
Gulf Front 108539 $860,000
Beautiful gulf front lot in quiet subdivision.
Bay View 108657 $599,000
Windswept is a bay front development.
Access to boardwalk on bay.
Interior 108659 $549,000
Interior lot in new development on Cape San
Bias. Close to state park.-


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.
.'O5(~j '^ .ath


100 % of all gifts received will be distributed
to the children and adults served through the
program.


Thanks to the "big-
hearted" generosity of
the wonderful people in
Gulf County and Mexico
Beach, last year's goal of
$20,000 paled in compar-
ison to the approximately
$27,000 dollars that was
actually raised. More im-
portantly somewhere in
the neighborhood of 1200
kids and adults saw their
Christmas brightened
through this generosity.
The Gulf County
Senior Citizens, St. Joe
Company, Ramseys'
Printing and Office Prod-
ucts, Arizona Chemical
and The Star are joining
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-


Bay Front 108653 $899,000
Bay front development has 12 lots. Windswept
features native vegetation and close to state
park.
Interior 108478 $399,000
Fantastic opportunity to build your dream
home on the Capel


Interior 108907 $74,900
Ideal place to build with creek at the back of
the property.
Lake Front 108777 $175,000
This lake front lot is already landscaped.
Located close to boat launch.


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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
Stokoe at
229-8449
or Willie
Ramsey at $30,000 New Go
229-8997.


The pro-
gram is open
for children,
ages 1-18
yeats old,
and adults,
60 plus. Sign
up days are
Monday, De-
cember 5th
from 1 to 6
p.m. in PSJ
and Tuesday
December
6th in Wewa
at the Senior
Citizens
building
from 1 to 6
p.m.


May all the Children's & Adults' Christmas Dreams Com E True!

May all the Children's & Adults' Christmas Dreams Come True!


plants freshly drenched and
washed, draining slowly but
steadily, looking for appro-
priately sized liners to keep
them from leaking onto the
floor. Here, I can get pretty
creative. The kids never use
their trash cans anyway, so
they will work Thanksgiving
is over and I won't be using the
roasting pan until Christmas,
so it will work! The punch
bowl is plenty big enough and
deep enough, so it will work!
Anything is better than mov-
ing the plants back outside
in the spring and discovering
that a hairline crack in one
of your pot liners has allowed
water to leak underneath the
plant throughout the winter,
leaving a nasty looking ring
I'd rather not describe.
It is comforting to know
that having plants inside the
house at a time when we
ourselves are spending more
time inside is*healthier than


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not having plants. There
are chemicals in our homes
which we are not really con-
scious of, and house plants
have an amazing ability to
remove these chemicals from
the air. New carpet, new
paint, new furniture... all
these have cocktails of chemi-
cals that plants will effectively
clean up. In older homes,
molds and mildews are inevi-
tably present, and plants will
remove these from the air,
too, as well as smoke. This
is pretty good justification
when you live in a home so
small the kids have to turn
sideways to get through the
plants to the door.
Living with a house plant
or two is so healthy that I
recommend you go out, right
now, and buy a couple. Just
remember, if you let them
vacation outside next sum-
mer, not to follow my exam-
ple.


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Book Signing at Palm Tree Books


Author Michael Lister
will be signing Power in the
Blood and Blood of the Lamb
from his highly acclaimed
John Jordan mystery series
at Palm Tree Books, Saturday
Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m. Come meet Michael
and check out the books that
have been called fascinating,
fast-paced, eerie, cinematic,
unique, and fantastic. Give
them as Christmas gifts this
year. They will entertain,
enlighten, and inspire. Plus
they're set right here in Gulf
County.
It's not that Michael
Lister can't imagine writing
novels that don't include the
more seamy side of life. He
just doesn't want to.
"To exclude darkness
from a novel, or any work of
art, is to ultimately diminish
its light,", says Lister. "It
presents a real credibility
problem for authors who do.
So many of the restraints of
what's called 'inspirational'


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or 'Christian' fiction
make it dishonest and
unbelievable."
Lister's new book, Blood
of the Lamb, finds Florida
prison chaplain John
Jordan investigating the
murder of the seven year-old
adopted daughter of ex-con
turned televangelist, Bobby
Earl Caldwell-a murder
committed in *John's own
locked office while Bobby
Earl conducts a service
in the Potter Correctional
Institution chapel.
The book won't be found
on the shelves of your local
Christian bookstore.
"It's a shame," Lister


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says. "My books are honest.
They involve biblical themes.
They feature a minister
doing the most difficult
ministry imaginable while
also fighting for justice. But
because they show light and
darkness, because I don't
shy away from the realities of
prison, they are not carried
in 'Christian' bookstores."
Award-winning author
Stuart Kaminksy says,
"Michael Lister writes with
sensitivity and a fine eye
for' detail. Race, politics,
and religion are all subtly
addressed in the fast-paced
Blood of the Lamb. What
I especially like is Lister's
ability to make his themes
decidedly biblical without the
slightest hint of preaching or
moralizing. Lister can write
and I hope he keeps doing
so for a long time."
Writers like Lister often
find it difficult to find their
audience. Some readers stay
away because they think the


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books are sermons disguised
as fiction, others because of
sex, violence, and profanity.
"I've witnessed the same
dilemma in the careers of
Frederick Buechner and
Andrew Greeley," Lister
says. "It's a real challenge.
I know there are many
readers in both camps-the
trade bookstores looking
for a good mystery and the
Christian bookstores looking
for an inspiring, if imperfect,
hero-it just takes a while to
find them."
But they can be found,
and Lister's books are finding
them. Slowly but surely
readers are discovering this
artist of light and darkness.
"Can you have light
without darkness, the
sacred without the profane?"
Lister wonders. "I know I
can't write honestly about
a world I know well without
including both."
Prison is a world Lister
does know well. He's spent
a lot of time inside though
he's never been convicted
of a crime. Before becoming
a full-time writer, Lister
was the youngest prison
chaplain in the state of
Florida. For seven years,
he saw firsthand the inner
workings of a maximum
security prison, and he has
continued to work closely
with the prison system as a
volunteer ever since.
Is there a lot of violence
and profanity in Lister's
books?
"Some, but I don't think
anything included in Blood
of the Lamb is excessive or
gratuitous," Lister says. "I
try to put just enough to
be honest and reveal what
the lives of my characters
are really like. If it were a
film, it would likely get a
PG-13 rating. It's far less
graphic than Mel Gibson's
The Passion, which used
realism in service of telling
an important story in a
believable way. Ironically,
one book allowed in all
'Christian' stores-one filled
with darkness, human
weakness, and true evil-is
the book from which I take
many of my themes-the
Bible."


Boardwalk Realty of Northwest Florida Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony left to right are Marnie Creasy, Chris Petrie, Stephanie
Trevino, Traci Cullen, Lacey Franklin, Bobbie Edwards, Rick
Taylor, Libia Taylor, Kim Tharpe, Julie Duarte, Eli Duarte, and Mel
Magidson.

Boardwalk Realty Enjoys


Successful Grand Opening


Libia and Rick Taylor and
their team of associates hosted
a Grand Opening celebration
for their clients, friends and
the community in honor of
the opening of their new feal
estate firm, Boardwalk Realty
of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Libia Taylor, owner and broker
of Boardwalk Realty, is proud
to open her independent
firm with her husband Rick
after 10 successful years of
experience and hard work in
the Gulf County real estate
market.
Libia has joined with the
same award-winning sales
team and office staff in the
opening of her new real estate
firm. Among the Boardwalk
Realty team members are Eli
Duarte, Realtor Associate and
Resort Recreational Specialist
JRRS), who resides in Port
St. Joe with his wife Julie
and their children Christian,
Marcel, and J.J., who were all
on hand for- the celebration.
Also in attendance were
Broker Associate, Chris Petrie,
who resides in Indian Pass
and was joined by his fiance
Stephanie' Trevino; Bobbie
Edwards, Sales Associate,
who resides in Cape San Blas;
Traci Cullen, Transaction
and Marketing Coordinator,
who resides in Indian Pass
with her husband John; and
Listing Coordinator, Lacey
Franklin, the newest member
of the team who resides in


Port St. Joe.
The evening started off
with the 'traditional ribbon
cutting ceremony hosted
by Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce President,
Mel Magidson, along with
Chamber staff Kim Tharpe
and Marnie Creasy. The
celebration continued
throughout the evening with
musical entertainment by
singer/guitarist Randall "Big
Daddy" Webster ofTallahassee
and delicious Hor D'oeuvres
from Sisters Catering of Port
St. Joe which were enjoyed
by all. Dana Palmer's art
exhibit "Forgotten Faces of
the Forgotten Coast" was
on display featuring locals
Frances Cathey, known as
"Inky", Ed Creamer, and
Leonard and Mary Belin to
name a few. Dana is a photo-
journalist who resides in
Mexico Beach. Her exhibit
will be on display at the
Boardwalk Realty office at
1252 Cape San Blas Road
Monday through Friday from
9-5 until February. Please
stop by the office to view this
astounding exhibit and maybe
see a few familiar faces.
Libia, 'Rick and all the
team at Boardwalk Realty
would like to extend a warm
"Thank You" to all of those
who came in support and to
all those who worked so hard
to make the Grand Opening
such a "grand" success.


Bronson to Dedicate Educational Center in State Forest


Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson dedicated Bear
Creek Educational Center in
a ceremony at Lake Talquin
State Forest on Monday, Dec.
5.
Roughly 10 years in
the planning, the 500-acre
parcel will be used to educate
students about natural forest
ecosystems and sound forest
management practices. A
classroom and administration
building on the grounds have
been recently completed.
In the coming months, the


facility will host school groups
on a regular basis, and will
be open to Florida residents
and visitors to the state after
hours and on weekends and
holidays for hiking along
forest trails and recreational
opportunities.
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onto Highway 267.
Go south on Highway 267
for 4.8 miles. The entrance
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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,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are as set forth below.
ALI, 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.


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 23, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
continued

VARIANCE REQUEST DENIAL
PINEY WOODS BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider a road setback, vari-
ance for Parvey Development
Company (Parcel ID #06288-
015R 13.11 Acres in S22,
T9S, R11W 11 lots), County
Attorney McFarland read'.the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to deny this variance request,
and Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
BUDGET RESOLUTION -
- F.E.M.A. REIMBURSEMENT
Clerk Norris stated that item
#3 (pages 41-42) in the Consent
Agenda that was pulled was
prepared in the wrong format.
She stated that it should have
been in Resolution format and
requested the Board approve
the Resolution for revenue from
Hurricane Ivan. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Trayl6r seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Clerk Norris thanked Ad-
ministrative Assistant Stephens
for all her hard work on this
F.E.M.A. Reimbursement proj-
ect.
AGREEMENT NATIONAL
RESOURCES CONSERVATION
SERVICES
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a proposed agree-
ment between the Board and
N.R.C.S. on money that has a
local 25% match for five dam-
aged roadways. Butler stated
the Sauls Creek Road amount
was $500,000.00 if the Board
agreed. He also stated that there
is four other locations with
damage which is Deep Slough
on Old Bay City Road and three
locations on the Willis Land-
ing Road- which, is for erosion
control. Butler rqcommdnded
to allow the Chairman to sign
the two agreements between
the Board and the Federal Gov-
ernment. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this rec-
ommendation. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator inquired
about Sauls Creek Road and
Commissioner' Traylor stated
that this does not include the
Sauls Creek Road.
BIDS WILLIS LANDING
ROAD"
Chief Administrator Butlef
recommended that Bid #0405-
24 for Willis Landing Road pav-
ing (to be paid from the S.C.O.P.
Grant) be awarded to the low
bidder G.A.C. Contractor in the
amount of $2,155,000.00. Chief
Administrator Butler requested
permission to negotiate with
G.A.C. to use the S.C.O.P. and
N.R.S.C. funds. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this recommendation. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he has met with
Doug Kent, Health Department
Administrator and Linda Grif-
fin, Supervisor of Elections in
regards to the Supervisor of
Elections Office moving to the
old Health Department Building
on Long Avenue. Chief adminis-
trator Butler stated that Linda
Griffin has agreed to move to the
original part of the building not
in the addition. He also stated
that she is need of additional
storage due to the State mak-
ing her provide additional ma-
chines and she is out of space
where she is now. Chief Admin-
istrator Butler discussed that
there would need to be some
work done on the building to
accommodate her needs. Chief
Administrator Butler requested'
that the Board allow them to


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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,


start this project. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to accept this
request. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
BARRIER DUNES UNITS 9-14
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has received
a request from Barrier Dunes
units 9-14 to allow them to put
a retaining wall around these
structures. Chief Administra-
tor Butler recommended that
they be allowed to put the re-.
taining wall and the bottom
elevation level of the wall be
,no lower than two feet above
sea level, and contingent upon
,D.E.P. approval. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this recommendation. Commis-
sioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed 4-1 with
Chairman Peters voting no.
,EROSION CONTROL CAPE
SAN BLAS
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the County can
apply for a Grant for renour-
ishment on the beach and the
deadline for application is Sep-
* tember 16th. He stated that
there is work that needs to be
done and there is engineering
work to be done. Chief Adminis-
trator Butler recommended that
M.R.D. and/or Coastal Tech be
allowed to prepare the applica-
tion. He stated that it would
cost $14,000.00 to prepare the
Grant and will be paid from the
December 2004 preparation
from the State for beach erosion


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December 1'& 8, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
ARCHIE HERMAN BARBEE
FILE NO. 05-80-PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of ARCHIE HERMAN
BARBEE, deceased, File'
Number 05-80-PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL3 INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE


control. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this recom-
mendation and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,,
and it passed unanimously.
BID #0405-25 COURTROOM
PEWS
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that only one bid
was received for the courtroom
pews and it was from Sauder
Manufacturing' Company in
the amount of $10,597.98. He
recommended ill be awarded to
this Company. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve
this recommendation. Commis-
sioner, Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
GULF PINES DRIVE
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed there is a elevation
problem on upper Gulf Pines
Drive and lower Gulf Pines
Drive. He stated there is a prob-
lem with the drainage and a lot'
ofwateri i: daj-, r. '.ri, rh' r a
Commission-r a rr:, .r,.q-_iir d
about tal.rg a .:r.:,i: ..r url
this area. Solid Waste Director
Danford. discussed that as the
lots are .developed in this area
towards the entrance to Gulf
Pines Drive there is going to be
more flooding in this area.
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee discussed the
private driveways, roadways
and anywhere the water is be-
ing trapped in the Money Bayou
area. He discussed putting pipes
in at these areas, to handle the


OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing 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 publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER 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 other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the 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 first publica-
'tion of this Notice is December
8, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Glenda Dale Barbee


water that is being trapped and
causing flooding. Commissioner
McLemore inquired about the
flooding. Road Department Su-
perintendent Knee reported that
the water is trapped in these
areas. Commissioner Traylor
inquired about the funds com-
ing from the Secondary Road
& Bridge Fund. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to proceed
with installing culverts in these
areas. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ADVANCE CONSTRUCTION
PAYMENT
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator. Nelson
requested approval of pay-
ment to Advance :Coristruc-
tion Services, Inc. for Berm
construction in the amount of
$129,254.00 which $68,700.00
from F.E.M.A. and $60,554.00
from the State. Commissioner
Williams motioned& to approve'
the request to pay Advance
Construction Services, Inc.'
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Peters
inquired about .the percentage
of-completion for this project.
Erhergency Management/911
Coordinator, Nelson reported
about 30 % of the project is
complete.
BIO-TERRORISM EXERCISE
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
stated that they will be con-
ducting ,a bio-terrorism exer-


1901 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159'
Publish December 8, 15, 22, &
29,2005

Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
Office of the County Attorney
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Re: Gulf County Peters
Dear Tim:
It was a pleasure meeting
you last Wednesday and review-
ing the' facts and circumstances
surrounding the consent decree
which has been in place in Gulf
County since June 1986.
This will confirm that this
law firm is happy to represent
Gulf County and its individual
commissioners in moving to
terminate the consent decree
and to obtain .court approval
of the redistricting of the five
commissioner districts within
Gulf County, Florida. It is our
understanding that the county
will be responsible for the pay-
ment of our attorneys' fees and
costs incurred in representing
the county and its individual
commissioners in this regard.
Further, it is our understand-
ing that our billing statements
will be submitted to you directly
on a monthly basis.
We will bill you on a month-
ly basis as our representation
proceeds. My rate for work in
this matter will be billed at


cise on .Thursday, August 25th
from 9:00 to 12:00 in the E.O.C.
building with the Department of
Health. He stated this would be
a table top exercise and invited
everyone to attend.
QUOTES BEACH CLEAN-UP
- Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford discussed that he has re-
ceived a quote from Advance
Construction Services for the
beach clean-up at Cape San
Bias. He stated the quote ,is
$65.00 per* ton and he has
faxed the notice to proceed. Sol-
id Waste Director Danford also
stated that the $65.00 per ton
includes $30.00 per ton back
to Five Points, Landfill. Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
REPAVING C-30
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee discussed the
patch on C-30 from Hurricane
Dennis. He stated he has con-
tacted some of the local con-
tractors and C.W. Roberts was
the lowest bidder for this proj-,
ect and the y will be starting as
soon as possible.
SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE
Planner Richardson re-
quested that starting in October
they would like to start enforc-
ing the Subdivision Ordinance.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to accept this request. Commis-
sioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Will be continued...


$175 per hour. In the event any
other, shareholder is involved,
their hourly rate will be the
same. If an associate of the firm
assists me, that attorney will
be billed at $135 per hour, and
any paralegal will be billed at
an hourly rate of $75 per hour.
As you know, this firm pre-
viously represented Washington
County in similar litigation.
As you and I discussed last
Wednesday, although that rep-
resentation is similar, I antici-
pate that the cost of this litiga-
tion will be significantly-differ-
ent due to our anticipation of
opposition by local, statewide
and/or national interest. In
the case involving Washington
County, there was essentially
no opposition to the Motion
to Terminate Consent Decree,
which included no opposition at.
the hearing on the motion. Any


oppos i


opposition will increase expens-
es in this matter; the degree
to which will depend upon the
extent of the opposition.
One of the primary tasks
we will undertake immediately
is locatingan expert witness to
support our request to termi-
nate the consent decree. As you
and I discussed, Dr. Weber has
been the preeminent author-
ity over the yeas in this area.
Unfortunately, although he
-did a lion's share of research
'on behalf of the county, his
retirement makes it necessary
for us to find another expert
who, I anticipate will want to
revisit some of his research and
will need to conduct additional
research. It may he one to two
months before we are' able to
retain an expert and another
six months before that expert is
prepared to provide an opinion


in writing which we will use
to support our motion to ter-
minate. Of course, these time
estimates are dependent on the
expert we ultimately retain and
his/her respective schedule. I
will keep you informed as I
engage in this search.
I look forward to working
with you and -the county in
this matter. If you have any
questions or concerns about
any of the matters set forth in
this letter or the scope of my
representation, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Very truly yours,
COPPINS MONROE ADKINS
DINGMAN & SPELLMAN, P.A.
/s/Michael P. Spellman
For the Firm
MPS/mjm
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BUS DRIVER'
TRAINING
The Gull Couniy "School
Board nas immediate
o:.penlngs for substitute
Ous dr, ers. Training will
conistl t 40 total hours in-
clud.ng 20' hours in the
classroom and 20 hours
on a bus. Training is free If
an applicant drives a bus
for the Gulf County School
Board All other applicanIs.
lor bus driver training musl
pay a $52 fee. All appli.
cans must be linger prinl.
ed. lake a bus driver phys.
Ical, and be drug tested
before being approved by
,the- School. .Board as a
driver All licensed drivers
for. Ine Gulf Cournty Scnool
Board are eligible lpr any
full time positions that
come available.' If Interest-
ed or want more informa-
tion, call Carolyn at the
Gulf County Adult School
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CUSTODIAL CHINA Cabinet, gas stove,
chair with ottoman, &
Opening more, Call 229-1954
The Gulf County Health
Department has one SOLID WOOD Dining
opening for a part-time room table with 6 wicker'
Custodian. Twenty hours chairs. Used very little. Al-
per week @ $8.00 per most new $450. Call 850-
hour. Fingerprinting and 380-4379.
emergency duties re-
quired. OPS position, no SOLID WOOD Mission
benefits assigned., For Style Bedroom Suite, hard-
more information, contact ly used, kingsize bed, 9-
Lesia Hathaway at (850) drawer dresser with mirror,
227-1276, ext. 149. night stand, $850. Call
Refer to Requisition Num- 850- 380-4379.
ber 649230908. --..
An Equal Opportuni- i i i
y/Affirmative Action Em-
ployer.
Applyat:. ,,
or for assistance, contact: | r t
People First at .
877-562-7287
DRIVER TRAINEES 555 Garage Sales
NEEDED .NOWI No expe-
rience required. Werner
Enterprises has immediate 5
openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. driv- wm
ers earn more than $36k
first year. 60% of our driv- K OmERSTREET, Routeo
ers get home nightly/386 4 miles from Mexico
weekly. 15-day CDL train- Beach. Take Rte 98 Mexi-
co Beach to Rte 386, 4 to
ing available in your area. co Beach toRte 386,to
Call today 1-866-280-5309 5 miles on 386, Look for
Pond View Circle, on right
DRIVERS or follow signs. HUGE
S USA YARD SALE!! FRI. 8,
SAT., 7am-? -Furniture, ex-
Readymix Concrete ercise equipment, clothing,
Now hiring CL A&B CDL; bedding, appliances, 2
Readymix Drieirs Es- large AC units, hot water
cellent.wages anrd Ben- tank, work van, refrigera-
efits. $500 Sign on Bo- tor, freezer, live plants, &
nus! USA is an EOE. more
Call 850-670-5740.
YARD SALE between 7am
DRIVERS WANTED FOR -11am. Lots of misc. items.-
LOCAL COMPANY. Home 231 Witfield St., off of
every night. 1 years experi- Overstreet.
ence. Clean MVR. Class A
& B license. $300 Sign- On YARD SALE! (INSIDE)
-Bonus after.90 Days. Call Rain or Shinel Fri & Sat
769-9136 8:30am-? 2631. Hwy 98
East, Lenark Village
Immediate (between Putnal's Lenark
Opening: Station & The Catholic
peng. Church). tins, quilts, art-
Compass Physical Thera- work, lamps, all new stuff
py in Panama City is hiring MUCH MUCH MOREl
PT/PTAs. Come join a 697-3555.
growing company with
great benefits. E-mail re- YARD SALE. Sat. & Sun.
sumes to compass pt Dec. 10 & 11. lOam-4pm.
(hotmail.com or fax 517 9th St. Port St. Joe.
850-763-0966. Moving Sale. Furniture &
JOB much more.
ANNOUNCEMENT YARD SALE. Sat. Dec. 10.
8am-11am. 1409 Constitu-
OPS tion Dr. Hoover carpet
St. George Island State cleaner, old laptop, toys,
Park is now accepting ap- games, household items,
plications for OPS Employ- and much much more.
rment. This position is re-


eralions. daily financial re- v-n%!|
oons "id giving tours to I *1'1"
tne p,l~lai John Gorrie
Muse~"8Orman House
State''Wrk This position
does requiree weekend M e.
work Pay rate is $8.00 Merchandise
hourly Submii State of 0ForSale
Flornda appi,calion to: St.
George Islanerd State Park **, I *
Depi cl' Envronmental
Prorec.or,. AMn:' Tony 5 3 S3M M
Tindell, 1900 E Gulf Beach
Dr. St. George Island, FL. YOU PICK, Satsuma or-.
32328. ',,Any questions, anges, $2.00 a dozen, also
please call 850-653-9347 lemons the size of grape-
Closing date is 5pm on fruit & kumquats, 639-9698
December 15. DEP Is an
EEO/AA Employer. 56 Ha
NEED SOMEONE to re-
pair aluminum building that .
a big rotten tree limb fell POWER
on. call 229-6387 WHEEL CHAIR
SUBSTITUTE 850-229-6096
CUSTODIANS
The Gulf County School
Board has immediate 5I
.openings ,for substitute
custodians in the Port St. HP COMPUTER, like new,
Joe area and in the XL Windows 5 drives:
Wewahitchka area. All sub- DVD-ROM, 'CD-RW, floppy
stitute custodians are im- disk, & 2 hard drives,
mediaiely eligible for any Compac brand new 17"
full time custodial posi- monitor. Extra programs,
tions that may come open. including many games,
.All applicants must be $262. New HP printer, $27
drug tested, take a physi- extra. Excellent HP ALL-in
cpl, apd be finger printed. One printer $37 extra,
If Interested or want more used 19" monitor instead
Information, call Don Rich of 171n monitor $65 extra,
or Carolyn Peak at the Gulf 229-7749
County Adult School at, LIKE NEW yellow couch &
matching chase lounge.
WEWAHITCHKA, 31 ac- King boxspring & mat-
res, farm land, Hi & Dry, tress. Call 648-2139-
extensive Irrigation, can be
sub divided. $459k, Shaun PLAY HOUSE, 8x8x6, 3
Donahoe,. Broker, windows, carpeted, barn
850-653-8330 or style roof, shingles, wired
www.shaundonahoe.com for electricity. New paint.
SYellow & white. Toys in-'
nhi irtmrIi. $600. R27-26R8


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2176 HWY 98. 4 Lots,
great possibilities for
multi-family. 183ft. Unob-
structed Bay View. City
water & sewer. Currently a
convenience store with
Deli. $1,700,000. Joan
Lovelace, 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty or 800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or
800-239-4959




MEXICO BEACH, 2BR/
2BA, Townhome, Sea Pine
off 15th St. brand new, will
consider owner financing,
$249K, 850-227-6626


2 2 BR Long Term rentals,
available in Mexico Beach.
Call Hambrick Realty
648-1102 for details.
MEXICO BEACH, beach
side condo, .2br, 1.5ba,
avail. 12/1/05-5/1/06. $875
mo + util. no pets.
706-333-0159
MONTHLY RENTALS
available 2 br, 2 ba. & 2 br,
1 ba fully furnished. Locat-
ed at Simmons Bayou and
St. Joe Beach. $90Q and
$950/mo w/ minimum 6
month lease, call Century
.21 at 229-1200




3 BR HOME just minutes
from downtown Port St.
Joe and walking distance
to beautiful St. Joseph
Bay. Nice quaint neighbor-
hood. Perfect for small
family. $950 per month
with $950 secuirty/damage,
deposit. Avail. starting
12/15/05. Call 229-2706 or
229-4600 for details.
3 BR, 1 BA, house with
separate office in St. Joe
Beach. AND 2 BR, 1 BA
MH in St. Joe Beach. Ref's
Req'd. For more details,
please call 850-340-0662
or 850-647-2546.
3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea-
con Hill, fully furn'd with
beautiful Gulf views. $1500
mo. incl's util's. 647-8317
4 BR, 2 BA GULF AIRE,
Port St. Joe Bch. call
229-881-2700
GOLF COURSE TH fully
furnished, 2br, 1.5ba, idyl-
lic location on stream.
Beautiful View. $850mo.
850-264-7032

HOUSE FOR RENT in St.
Joe Beach, 3BR, 2BA,
large yard, $1000mo. Call
Gene at 850-830-9342
RENT. 8876 Hwy 98, Bea-
con Hill, 2br, 2 ba, down-
stairs apt, recently renov.,
no smoking/pets $850mo.
Incl's until's. Call Roy
227-1133 or Rex 227-1753




BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


MINI STORAGE
0W408 Garris Ave, Port St Joe, Fl
(PristIe Pools, net door to units)
229-6200 Office
814.7400 Cell Phone


82
MEXICO BEACH- water-
front, 2br/1.5ba, canalfront
townhome, blue water unit
108C, Miramar Dr. 1 bik to
gulf, deeded boat slip
incl'd. Furn'd. Immaculate.
$585k Call (315) 525-4306.




35 ACRES in Altha, $200K
6 ACRES, $65K; both 12
miles South of Marianna,
all wooded with nice creek
20 ACRES in Altha, can be
divided into V acre lots,
$200K; V/ ACRE LOT in
Altha, $14K. 850-762-8185.
COUNTRY SETTING Lot
but minutes from beaches
and bay. Creekvlew Es-
tates Lot 11. Oversteet
$74,500.00 Bluewater Re-
alty 850-229-6100
DESIRABLE Building Lot
in Established Family
Neighborhood. 141 Bar-
bara Drive, Port St Joe
Bluewater Realty. 850-
229-6100

LOT FOR SALE on St. Joe
Beach, lot sits Coronado
Street, $275,000. Call
(423) 581-5283/ By Owner.


CHRYSLER '92
LeBaron
Christmas convertible,
great condition, moving
must sell, $2,800. Call 850-
227-6624 or 229-5457.
To Place An Ad
in The Star
Classifieds'
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688


140

DODGE '95 Diesel Ram
2500 Club Cab, Laramie
SLT, long bed, auto, air,
power locks & windows,
cruise, tilt, tow package,
AM/FM/cassette, window
tint, running boards, tool
box, new tires, battery,
shocks, ball joints, rebuilt
transmission, 20mpg, 1
owner, excellent condition.
$9,995. Call 850-648-3055

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


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2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe. 'PRIME ACREAGE on wat-
Cor lot w/bay view. $235K er, creek, river or beach to
850-762-3252 by'owner build home. Write: L. Pal-
ace, 7945 Fisher Island Dr.
1BR Loft house over look- Miami, Fl. 33109
ing a beautiful stocked
pond, 2.62 acres, lots of REDUCED!!!!!
deck space, room to build, PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
$180k, call 850-227-4128 75x150', (high) with mobile
home, 2 br, 2 ba. 11
COVE HOME, built 1936, blocks from gulf. 36x36
remodeled, family moving, carport, 2 sheds, fenced
$224,900. or make offer, pet area, $280K. Partial
850-767-9912 Owner financing available
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St. 850-647-9193 By Owner.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv- ST JOE BEACH, Deed re1
ing room w/vaulted ceiling. stricted subdivision, sec-
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound ond block from beach
deck. 2 blocks from dedi- $180K obo. 850-647-6110.
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace ST. JOE BEACH, 47d
850-527-2560, Mexico Pineda Street, 75x150, 3rd
Beach Harmon Realty block from beach, $199K,
(800)239-4959. (956) 943-1514 By Owner. ,
MEXICO BEACH- 507 VALUABLE 20 ACRES at
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile 1-10 with water and sewer.
home on corner lot. Zoned mh/rv park, now in
Screened porch and deck. use as a small park, sever-
Fenced in back yard. al lots vacant. Includes
$275,000. 'Joan Lovelace small lake. Could be office,
850-527-2560, Mexico apartment, mh sales or ??.;
Beach Harmon Realty Only 0.6 miles from the in;
(800)239-4959. terchange ramp. Lease
possible call 770-973-9496
MEXICO BEACH- 609 By Owner.
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large '1
Florida room, -screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.,
MEXICO BEACH,
$399,900 3br/2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully 115 CORONADO ST., 2
furnished, Beachside of 98 br, 2 ba Mobile Home, just
Joan Lovelace, Mexico steps to beach, $575
Beach Harmon ,Realty, mo.+ dep. 850-647-9214.
850-527-2560 or SNOWBIRD rentals, Bea-
800-239-4959 con Hill with Gulf View,
MEXICO BEACH 34th St 2BR 1BA $550mo, 2BR
3br/2ba, Beachside of -2BA $750mo, 647-9282
Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well TRAILER FR
maintained, fully furnished. RAILER FOR
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan RENT!
Lovelace, (850)527-2560 Call 648-5306
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- R
alty, 800-239-4959 VERY NICE 2BR, 1BA;
furn'd, w/CH/A on outskirts
MEXICO BEACH, Ocean- of Wewa. Util's furnd. $675
side Village. 38th St. newly mo, $675 dep. 648-5905
constructed end unit
townhouse. 2br/2ba, pool, -
garage. $549,900. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- ._
alty, 800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba'
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep -- -
fish pond, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/ 9001 Marine Aviation
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-AA0
alty (800)239-4959. **9-
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed. 2003 KEYWEST 23ft Cen'
Near Wetappo Creek, ter. Console with electrons
$249,900. Joan Lovelace ics, 200hp,. 180 hours.
850-527-2560, Mexico Trailer included. $26,50(.
Beach Harmon Realty call 850-762-3252
(800)239-4959. -2 5 w----_..e -
PORT ST JOE, 914 16th -
S. less than two years old,
3BR, extra room, 2 full 1 A '
baths, metal roof, vinyl sid- l
ing, sitting on 1.5 lots at r' f-iij- ---
dead end of road, asking g
$359,000, 229-1487 dul -
PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar- e'n Recreational &
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa ,- o Travel 2
cious rooms Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in 9
family room, Screened
porch. $385,000. Joan 96V EL I
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- 1979 COACHMEN
alty (800)239-4959. 27ft 5th wheel, good con-
dition. $2800 or best offer.
ST. JOE BEACH Santa Call850-532-1658
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar- 1989 CAMINO Classic
age. $275,000. Joan Love- Yellowstone, fully loaded,
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico brand new 3 quarter inch
Beach Harmon Realty floor, with commercial coV-
(800)239-4959. ring, new refrigerator,
new tires, duel axle, excel-
ST. JOE BEACH, lent condition, must sell
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner $3900obo; call 227-4122
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/un- TRAVEL TRAILER, 30ft,
obstructed view of beach. 330 Desota St. Make Offer.
Commercial possibilities. 850-877-4307
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi- 1 _--F---'-.
co Beach Harmon Realty, __....
850-527-2560 or I
800-239-4959 ....
ST. JOE BEACH. Pineda e "'
St. $225,000. 2br/1ba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated j -g
beach. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico 0QO Automotive
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959


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* Screen Rooms *Carports

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


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Construction or
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Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
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Repair Touchup or Complete Refinishing
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers. "
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Rod & Reel Repair
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229-1100



TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 2296Established 1991
Mming Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired



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Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

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CHARLES
Cell (850) 227-4248


ADVANCED APPLIANCE SERVICE
OF PORT St. JOE

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Residential *Commercial,'
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Licensed & Insured ph (863)773-2651
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% "Port St Joe, FL 32457
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Landscape Design &
Consultation Services

Kay Kelley
Florida Certified
Landscape Demsigner

850-927-4090
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*%CARPENTRY
PAINTING -
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
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