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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 19, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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68th Year, Number 52 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 31
October 19, 2006

National Winner 1B

A Lead Role

6eorgia Company Crafted
Wewahitchka 's Portable Prison

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

A 15-foot steel relic of Florida's early
prison system has had a varied retirement
in Wewahitchka.
It was a gathering place for wayward Boy
Scouts in the 1960s, a nursery for weeds in
the 1990s and now, surrounded by orange
and white traffic barricades, is a curious
sight in the Wewahitchka Library parking
A latticework of rust with a fractured
roof and no floor, the time-ravaged structure
provides few clues to its former function.
Only a plaque bolted above the front door
and bearing the name "Manly Jail Works,
Dalton, Georgia," unlocks the mystery of its
intriguing past.
Manly Man
Judson Manly, Jr. is well-versed in the
story of his family business.
He can trace its history through four
generations, three locations and three name
changes Frank Manly Machine Company,
Manly Jail Works and finally, Manly Steel.
Presented with a photograph of the
Wewahitchka relic last week, Malnly
identified it as a portable convict cage, hics
grandfather's first real venture in the prison

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Manly Jail Works of Dalton, Georgia built this portable convict cage, which currently rests in the
Wewahitchka Library parking lot.

Manly described his grandfather, Frank
Manly, as a maverick who exhibited an
independent streak early in life.
At the age of 13, Frank Manly
accompanied his father, William Juds-on
Manly, on a trip to a Colorado mining camp.
There, he earned extra money by sitting on
inebriated miners' chests while his father
extracted their teeth.
With the money he saved, ie purc hased

(Left) A plaque bearing the Manly Jail Works
name is featured above the cage's front door.

a horse named Whiskey.. Not able to send
the horse back to Georgia by rail, Manly
rode Whiskey home, traversing through'
dangerous Indian Territory.,
As a young man, Manly entered the
metal fabrication field, ignoring his mother's
requIest that he become a priest.
After a bnef apprenticeship in his
cousin's Philadelphia steel fabrication
business. MNanlv founded the Frank Manly
Machine Company in 1888.
The 21-year-old entrepreneur built
elevators, plow castluigs ajnd pea-shelling
(See CAGE on Page 5A)

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Dead Lakes Gets New Lease on Life

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Contrary vo its name, Wewaliitchka's Dead
,Lakes Park may soon be .teeming with life,
laughter and activity, as soon as word gets out
about its renovation.
Gulf County commissioner Billy Traylor,
whose district includes the Dead Lakes, was as
,excited about the park's new look as anyone.
"Dead Lakes Park is a jewel," he said, "but
no one knows about it except us."

The park encompasses a number of acres
at the main public, entrance to the lakes, off
Highway 71 just a couple of miles past the
West Arm Creek Bridge at the north end of
Entering the park used to be a fairly d dismal
. experience, with thick undergrowth bloc king
views and obstructing campsites and picnic
The lakes on either side of the single
road in the park were 'overgrown and mostly
filled with dirt and sediment. Park restrooms

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The newly cleared larger pond will be completely surrounded by a sugar sand "beach."

and the campground
bathhouse were not
appealuig. and there
were no facilities for
children to play on
or for people to enjoy
a reassuring day or
.overnight camp. Z
Even Florida
Fish and Wildlife
law enforcement offi-
cer Robert Miller,
who covers the area, im-l
was not particularly .. .
happy with the park. .. .
"It- had become
somewhat of a drug
haven," he explained.
"The problem was
never really that bad,
but now it's much
better. We don't have t
that many problems The boat ramp has I
any more, since it's channel.
been cleaned up, because we work it a lot."
Miller said he also keeps ain eye out for
hunters who are enticed by the numerous deer
that come into the park at night.
"No hunting is allowed in Dead Lakes
Park," Miller said. "Firearms are not allowed
and this is a designated wildlife refuge."
Gone is the darkening undergrowth every-
where in the park. The space is now open and
clean, cleared to provide spectacular views and
promote safety. Both ponds have been thor-
oughly cleaned out and now sport long piers,
with a large fountain in each pond spraying
water about ten feet into the air.
A children's playground, complete with all
kinds of. equipment, is'just above the larger
of the two ponds, next to a large pavilion with
picnic facilities.

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been cleared and a new dock will extend out to the

Farther into the park sits the renovated
campground bathhouse and 25 to 30 camp-
sites, plus covered picnic tables.
The larger pond is surrounded by a nar-
row beach of white sand, and sports a covered
walkover at the narrow end.
The smaller pond also has a pavilion on
one side, but has been left in a more natural
state, with vegetation not as pruned and no
beach added to the bank.
"Five or six years ago the boat ramp
was unusable and everything was ,overgrown,"
Traylor said. "We couldn't get any money for the
park because it wasn't paying for itself."
He initiated the process that resulted in
(See DEAD LAKES on Page 6A)

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Council Increases

Tax Rates
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
At last week's Mexico Beach city council
meeting, city officials raised the city's millage
rate from 3.35 mills to 3.79 mills, after receiv-
ing official notification that the city's property
valuations dropped.
According to Mexico Beach city clerk
Deborah McLeod, Mexico Beach valuations
were reduced by 11.72 percent, resulting in a
$268,000 deficit for the city's proposed 2006-
07 budget.
As city officials had cautioned residents at
the final budget hearing in September, if prop-
erty valuations were reduced by more than 10
percent of initial values, the city retained the
option of raising the millage rate to compensate
for the drop in revenues from lower property
The proposed 2006-07 city budget was
adopted after factoring in a 10 percent property
valuation reduction.
A state-allowed administrative adjustment
covering such a situation gives a city the power
to change the millage rate after it has been sub-
mitted to the county and state authorities.
Overall, Bay County millage rates were
adjusted downward between 2 and 4 percent,
depending on location.
According to McLeod, new T.R.I.M. (Truth
In Millage) notices were scheduled to go out in
a matter of days to property owners in Mexico
In a related vein, city officials held a public
meeting Monday to discuss with citizens the 9.5
percent rate hike in city water and sewer bills.
With fewer than a dozen people in atten-
dance, city council members invited those pres-
ent to ask questions and present their views on
the rate increase that takes place in October.
The rate increase will average $5 more, per
month on residents' bills.
One woman. living in Mexico Beach over
30 years, wanted to see something done to hel]
seniors on fLxed incomes, such as her.
NMexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told her
(See MEXICO BEACH on Page 7A)

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Fire on The Cape Destroys

House Under Construction

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
An evening fire last
Wednesday on the far end of St.
Joseph Peninsula destroyed a
new house under construc-
tion by Windolf Construction
Company in Port St. Joe.
According to Lanny Blair,
fire chief for the South Gulf
Volunteer Fire Department in
the Cape San Blas area, the
5,600 square foot building
was about a half-million dol-
lar framing job, and about
$100,000 worth of windows

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had just been delivered that
day. Everything at the location
was destroyed.
The construction site
is about 100 yards south of
Coneheads on CR 30-E, near
the entrance to St .Joseph
Peninsula State Park at the
end of the peninsula.
"It's all gone, said Blair.
"Man, this thing burned."
The fire alarm brought
in trucks and personnel from
around the county, according
to Blair, with trucks respond-
ing from Port St. Joe, The
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As of press time, no offi-
cial reason for the fire was
given, but as of last Friday,
Blair said he and his crew
were still visiting the site once
a day to flood the pile of ply-
wood in the fire zone with
water to keep the smoldering
wood from reigniting.
At that time, said Blair,
the fire inspector and insur-
ance adjustors had not yet
arrived on the scene, and had
asked that the fire department
not move anything until they
The night of the fire the
wind was blowing at a steady
clip, said Blair, and burn-
ing embers were a problem,
blowing into the surrounding
"We had to move the fire
trucks several times," recount-

ed Blair. "The fires kept pop-
ping up in the brush around
the trucks, as far as a quar-
ter-mile away. We [South Gulf
Fire Department] were there
until about 4 a.m. We poured
literally thousands of gallons
of water on it."
Thankfully, Blair said,
water pressure that far out on
the peninsula was more than
adequate for this particular
"I was really pleased,"
Blair said. "We had four trucks
tapping off the system and we
had plenty of water pressure.
If it had been tourists season
or even September, we might
have had a problem."
The call came in about
6:30 p.m. E.T. Wednesday, and
"in 15 minutes all my crew
was out there," said Blair. Ten
to 12 firemen responded for

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with 10 or more of the civil-
ian support group arriving to
"That was a big help for
us," he said. "I was pretty
pleased with the community
support on this one. Non- fire
fighting personnel were help-
ing with hoses, bringing wash
cloths and water to the fire
fighters, helping with traffic
and panic control.
"Even though no fire is
wanted, we got some pretty
good experience out of it,"
Blair said. "It's always a learn-
ing experience."
According to Blair, this
was one of the two largest
fires so far this year in the
Cape San Blas-Indian Pass
areas. The other was a major
brush fire in the spring. /
Now all that is left at
the site is charred wood and
brush, and concrete pilings
that were shattered from the
heat. Blair described the scene
as looking "like Stonehenge:"
No one from Windblf
Construction, the fire inspec-
tor's office or the insurance
investigator's office could be
reached for comment before
press time.

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are moving forward!
Together with physicians and community leaders, Sacred Heart Health System will ,
bring quality health care even closer to local residents.

* 24-hour Emergency Room
* 25 private patient rooms
* Intensive Care Unit
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* Urgent Care Clinic treating minor illnesses and
* Medical Office Building housing physician offices
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An update on our progress:
* Site plan approved for 20 acres donated by the St. Joe Company
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* Once all necessary environmental and building permits are obtained, we will begin
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r' By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In the regular city com-
anission meeting Tuesday
fight, after lengthy discus-
sion from both city com-
Ilissioners and the public
over the issue of allowing
alcoholl sales inside the city
ilinits of Port St. Joe on
Zundays, the city commis-
kon voted 5-0 to place the
i~sue on a ballot and hold
0 binding referendum as
soon as possible.
City attorney Russell
Scholz said he would con-
tact Gulf County Supervisor
bf Elections Linda Griffin
and set a date for the ref-
erendum as quickly as pos-
The referendum will
decide if sales of alcohol
wvill be permitted in the
city of Port St. Joe between
L,.p.m. E.T. and midnight
:an Sundays. The county
currentlyy allows alcohol
sales on Sundays between
1 p:m. E.T. and 1 a.m.
F'.T. Monday, in addition to
the other days of the week.
Alcohol is also sold with-
in, the city limits Mondays
through Saturdays.
..,. About 90 people filled
the small city hall com-
mission room to overflow
capacity, where dozens
of extra chairs had been
added. Two television sta-
fions from Panama City
yere present, as well as
almost a dozen local minis-
ters and. pastors.
_. The dialogue on the pros
and cons of Sunday alcohol
sales were long, often ram-
Tbling, and contained a mul-

Commission Sends Sunday

hol Sales to a Referendum

titude of religious referenc-
es, interspersed with com-
ments on the benefits and
negative aspects of Sunday
alcohol sales for local busi-
nesses and the community
at large.
In the end, after the
majority of speakers had
made it clear to the city com-
missioners that the people
of Port St. Joe should have
the deciding vote, Mayor
Frank Pate called for a five
minute recess.
After about 10 minutes,
Pate called the meeting
back to order and polled
commissioners for their
individual votes on holding
a referendum.
Commissioners Benny
Roberts, Rachel Crews
and Pate voted "yes."
Commissioner John
Reeves voted "no,". and
Commissioner David
Horton voted "yes."
Then Reeves said "I'm
going to pull a "Roberts' and
vote "yes" so I can address
this later," referencing the
same action by Roberts at
the previous city commis-
sion meeting.
Reeves then voted "no"
and the vote for calling a
referendum on the issue
passed unanimotisly 5-0.
The other major topic
of discussion was the recent
extension of Athe bound-
aries of the Port St. Joe
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency IDRAI to include all
of north Port St. Joe.
Crews introduced the
issue. stating that north
Port St. Joe was not includ-
ed in the city's comprehen-
sive plan and the coImis-

sion needed to withdraw
the new extension of the
DRAs boundaries because
the commissioners did not
have the authority to change
the pre-existing boundar-
Crews said many north
Port St. Joe residents did
not want the area north
of Martin Luther King
Boulevard included in the
DRAs plans.
Roberts' said that he
had been contacted by "the
TV people, they called me,
and she [television report-
er] brought up the ques-
tion of eminent domain,"
in reference to north Port
St. Joe.
Carolyn Chapman then
addressed the board, stat-
ing that north Port St. Joe
had already developed
its own CRA and applied
for a grant specifically
for north Port St. Joe to
develop its own historical
neighborhoods, leadership
and entrepreneurial pro-
grams under a study they
had commissioned from
Florida State University at
the beginning of, this year.
Chapman told commis-
sioners that she had called
Gail Alsobrook, director
of the DRA, and asked
Alsobrook to sign off on
$50,000 in funds allocated
for the study.
"I was told by Gail that
I did not have any author-
ity to do anything because
she held all statutory power
through Florida state senate
bill 2300, which allowed for
eminent domain and police
power," said Chapman.
"Ms. Alsobrook told me

she had already hired a
redevelopment company
to draw up a master plan
including north Port St.
Joe and it would be ready
in December."
"I was astounded," con-
tinued Chapman, recount-
ing that when she attended
a visioning workshop at the
Senior Citizens Center a
few months ago, "if I had
known that the plan includ-
ed any more than MLK.
Boulevard, I would have
been screaming."
Chapman said the sub-
sequent report generated
by the DRA after the vision-
ing workshop "has some
very disturbing things in it.
It does allow for eminent
domain and if Gail has
authority, it can be used
against north Port St. Joe
and Highland View.",
Scholz reiterated
numerous times in the
ensuing conversations
with Chapman and others
concerned about eminent
domain being used in north
Port St. Joe that the CRA
cannot on its own condemn
property, and that in the
spring the Florida state leg-
islature took away virtu-
ally all of any Florida CRA's
power of eminent domain.
Reeves told the audi-
ence that the board did not
support eminent domain
and asked that no one -get
excited" about it.
Pate then said
"Something's wrong some-
where and we need a work-
shop to Work it out."
Scholz continued to
tell Crews that the board
had time to hold a work-

shop with all involved par-
ties and amend, change or
whatever they wanted to do
to the master plan that had
already been submitted to
In other business:
Allen Cox and Tommy
Pitts of the Port St. Joe Port
Authority presented the port
master plan to the com-
mission for approval and
transmission to the proper
authorities for review. The
motion to do so passed
Philip Jones of Preble
Rish Engineers opened and

read six sealed bids for the
Overstreet water extension
Bid estimates ranged
from $790,004 to
The board decided
unanimously to hold a
workshop to review the low
bid, offered by Gulf Asphalt
Contractors and, after the
workshop, to present the
bid to the board once again
for approval at the next city
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4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 19, 2006

For those who recently landed in Gulf
County from another planet and naively are
of the opinion that county government is not a
culture of back-scratching and personalities,
we offer two glimpses into the kaleidoscope
of reality.
The first centers on the Economic
Development Council, officials of which
learned during budget hearings this summer
that they would be minus $40,000 in operat-
ing funds a hefty, chunk of change for a shoe-
string operation due to the lack, at least one
commissioner indicated, of a concrete plan.
This, naturally, defied the fact that the
county generated some 350 new jobs since
last year and that a good portion of the credit
belongs to the diligent work of Alan McNair
and his team at the EDC.
Or, to add another exhibit to the case,
there is McNair's legwork and lobbying as the
county's point man in ensuring the renewal of
HubZone and Enterprise Zone designations,
critical to economic development.
Lastweek, commissioners finally approved
restoring that $40,000 to the EDC budget after
being presented with a plan which, well, was
pretty much the same document produced out

of a series of visioning workshops sponsored
early this year by the EDC.
So this plan had been around for months.
Add to that the commissioner who pushed
hardest to gut the EDC funding also partici-
pated in those visioning sessions, and what
we have is that peculiar Gulf County governing
style of the left hand ignoring the right hand if
there is political hay to be plowed.
Reviewing the document the Commission
received last week with the one produced after
the EDC visioning illustrates that they are
identical twins, apparently separated at birth
until such time as certain commissioners
gorged on dissing McNair and his efforts.
Why pat a back when the opportunity,
presents itself to slap a head, particularly if
that head doesn't belong to a favored friend or
Is it any wonder that during the multiple
EDC visioning meetings one of the largest
obstacles to business growth identified by
folks from around the county was a volatile,
unresponsive government driven by personal
Or that the successes McNair can rightly
lay claim to have accomplished despite com-

missioners undermining economic develop-
ment with onerous tax burdens and a lack of
long-term planning ultimately results in EDC
funding in jeopardy?
This brings us to the special meetings
being held with increasing frequency recently
in the old courthouse in Wewahitchka, either
to provide some geographic balance laudable
- or as a convenience to the chairman while
ensuring less scrutiny and participation by the
public, a bit less laudable.
The kicker here is that by holding meet-
ings in the upstairs courtroom, commission-
ers are violating as we interpret it the
American with Disabilities Act.
The elevator in the courthouse has not
worked in at least two years and the lack of
a ramp adds to the inability of anyone mobil-
ity-challenged to access the courtroom, not to
mention the Head Start offices.
We'll close with words from one reader:
the financial irresponsibility of local govern-
ment is only one of many areas in which
the citizens in Gulf County are being short-

Welcome to the Neighborhood

We take a few lines to welcome Mexico
Beach's new city administrator, Chris Hubbard,
to the area and to offer a couple of suggestions
as he settles'into his new duties.
We'll start with the financial condition' of
the city and the need, mapped out in previous
audits, to establish a clear pyramid of respon-
As auditors have detailed at some length,
the city has lacked clear demarcations of
duties and job responsibilities among its
small staff. Yes, the size of the city's staff pres-
ents challenges, but the overlapping of duties
and the lack of a clear line of responsibilities
can, at the least, lead to the sort of misspend-
ing or overspending that can lead any small
iniinic ipclit down a fiscal hole with taxpay-
ers' money from which it is typically difficult
to emerge.
We shudder to ponder what the upcoining
audit will detail. so we'll resist predictions and
place the odds that it \\ll reveal even more

. inefficiency in the way the city has operated
the past couple of years. ,
Secondly, Mr. Hubbard should seek to
determine precisely who oversees city opera-
tions, the council or the Mexico Beach Civic
On at least two occasions this year the
Civic Association has usurped the council's
role without council members' knowledge.
Council members first learned about
crosswalks on U.S. 98 from a representative
of the Association, those crosswalks justified
by a Department of Transportation spokes-
person offering apples-and-oranges compari-
sons based on all of Bay County becoming
a reality within days after council members
learning about them.
No input, no say-so, they just appeared,
based on something other than a council
vote. '
'And recently. council members were alert-
ed ,that the speed on U.S. 98 would likely

remain 35 mph year-round though city public
safety officials have long contended that DOT
studies have never justified such action.
The council was, again, notified by a rep-
resentative of the Civic Association that a new
study, which nobody in the city has apparently
seen, justifies the seasonal speed limit all 12
months of the year.
Again, the Association apparently has an
ally in a DOT spokesperson x\ith no vote on.the
council just an ear open to the Association.
In sum, Mexico Beach apparently has a
shadow government of indeterminate size and
scope which pushes a narrow agenda largely
out of the purview of the state's open meet-
ings laws. ,
Mr. Hubbard would do well, we would
humbly argue, to drag all this into the sun-
shine and in front of where it belongs, the City
Council. as one of his first pieces of business.

Buddy "Graded" Everything!

ESPN recently ran a show on boxing's 25'
:greatest knockouts. I'm not much of a boxing fan.
But it was amazing to see the old black and white
clips of Joe Louis overwhelming Max Schmeling
at Yankee Staditun in 1938. By the tune the show
got around to Buster Douglas and Mike Tyson my
mind had drifted back to \Violet Cunningham.
She took the first knockout blow that I actu-
ally witnessed. It was back in the fourth grade,
'We were about half way through the Thanksgiving
play when Violet somehow got tangled up in her
turkey costume and tumbled backwards off the'
stage and plunged head first into the front row.
She was unconscious before the first of the feath-
ers settled over the crowd. When Mr. Alexander
laid her back up on the stage I thought she was
dead for sure. She wasn't moving a muscle and
,when Mrs. Dinwiddle finally got her beak off,
'Violet was white as a ghost and her eyes had
rolled back in her head.
SIt kinda put a damper on the play. Plus, it
was quite difficult for the Indians and Pilgrims,
to bond with the turkey they were supposed to.
share passed out on the couch in Mr. Mclver's
office. 'Course. none of the parents down in the
first row dared to take a nap for the rest' of the
performance. Buddy told us at the post show
party he gave Violet a 7.5 op ihe "dive". He said
it could .have been-higher but he had to take off
because she over' rotated and her ankles sepa-
rated on contact. '
We were all surprised the next day when
Violet showed up for school. We figured she'd be
laid up for a week or so. Me and Yogi welcomed
her back by sticking two fingers in front of her
and saving. "How many Violet? How many do
you see?"
We assumed you weren't ever going to be
"right" once you'd been knocked out.:
I was only a limb away'when Rocky Stoker
fell out of the big walnut tree'down by Archie
- ,Moore's pond. He was pretty much still o. k.
S when he hit the first branch with his legs, but
; hen his legs came to a sudden stop it cata-.

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below. I think he was unconscious by the time he
twisted around the bottom fork and plopped to
,the ground.
.We likened to have never got him to come to.
We were too scared to run and get help....and it
was way too far to drag him up to the road. Leon
grabbed some pond water and splashed it: in
Rocky's face. I think Leon felt a little guilty. He'd
been .throwing green walnuts at us when Rocky
slipped .. .
I leaned over and blew in his face. Yogi was
rubbing his arms. Rocky had that same ashen
look that Violet displayed back in the fourth
grade play. He was out for about five minutes
and he just opened his eyes and said. "What hap-
.Buddy gave him a 2. He told Rock there was
just "no attempt at any form whatsoever" on the
way down.
Bob Cassidy hit Tratis Winchester so hard
*one day at football practice it split Tra'is's hel-
met.....and knocked him out cold! It was just a
simple tacking drill but there wasn't much back
upin Bob'Cassidy.'Coach Scott had Travis moved
over to the side. tttrned to me and said, "Let's go
Colbert, you're next. Step up here and show Bob
:what you are made of."
I had that ashen look and my eyes rolled
back in my head BEFORE Bob hit me! My helmet
held together and I didn't lose consciousness.
I did, however, see stars and I was dizzy for a
week. And I was a mite disappointed. Everybody
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I didn't even get a helping hand off the ground.
He goes to go to the locker room to "get checked
out". I ran wind sprints! And the worst insult
was Buddy gave Travis an 8.5 for his "standing
bac k flip" and said he couldn't score me because
I ducked before Bob hit me.
It was the top of the fourth inning of a high
school baseball game in Murray, Kentucky when
"I got mine". I was a senior and figuring that if I
could get on base I might get a rally started-the
pitch hit me on the left temple, just below my
batting helmet. I don't remember falling down. I
couldn't see if I was ashen. I don't know where my,
eyes were. I remember the pitcher's arm coming
down....and the next thing I see is Coach Russell
standing over me, looking very concerned. I was
trying to get up .and they are checking my eyes,
"Don't move, lie sull. you've been out for several
minutes. How many fingers am-I holding up?",
You've got to be kidding! I didn't feel a thing.
It happened so quickly that I didn't get a chance
to "experience" it. What a bummer. I was trotting
down to first base when I realized Buddy wasn't
even here! I didn't get a scored It has to be the
most inconsequential knockout in history.....
A And I wondered on the long bus ride home if
I'd ever be "right" again.
In college I saw Eugene Callahan fall out of a
second story window. He was very conscious, and
screaming, until he hit the ground. He was out for
twenty nunutes. I was hanging around the county
line store at the foot of Powder Mill Hill when the
little fellow from Frankewing hit that guy from
LawTenceburg so hard I HEARD his eyes roll
back in his head.
I wondered how Buddy would have "scored"
those KO's. I phoned him up. "Naw, Kes, you've
got to see'em to call'em."
"Have you ever given a knockout a 10?" ...
"Only one... .and that was back in 1965 when
Mary Hadley Hayden walked into our graduauon
dance in that blue dress!"

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Make a Difference
One billion people in the world survive if
that is even an apt description on $1 per day.
Let's repeat one in six people around the
world must make do, feed their families, provide
a roof over their head and clothe them on $1 per
We bemoan a depressed local real estate
market and an economy which has flattened out a
bit in the past year or so, but consider what faces
so much of the world and I dare say we seem a
bunch of bellyachers.
Those poverty numbers represent one reason
that a segment of the private marketplace is turni-
ing red, or Red, these days.
From cell phones to iPods to jeans to shirts,
famous brand name labels have turned red 'in
an effort to pour money into Africa in the fight
against AIDS.
This is worthy for two central reasons it
requires no government subsidies or government
dollars and it is an effort by some of the most
famous and alluring brands on the market Gap,
Apple, Motorola, Armani to put aside a partof
their bottoin line to hopefully save millions who
could no more afford their products as a loaf' 6f
Consider that just 43 cents, often times less
than the change we toss in a jar each day, can pay
for one week's worth of anti-retroviral drugs for
one person.
And the entire effort is coming from busl-
nesses, and they hope their consumers, exercis-
ing a, bit of stewardship for this flat world they
wish to turn red.
The (Red) Manifesto goes like this:
'All things being equal, they are not.
'"As First World consumers, we have tremen-
dous power. What we collectively choose to buy,
or not to buy, can change the course of life and
history on this planet.
"(Red) is that simple an idea and that power-
ful. Now, you have a choice. There are (Red) credit
cards, (Red) phones. (Red) shoes,,(Red I fashion
brands. And no, this does not mean they' are all
red in color, although. some are.
"It .ou buy a IRedl product or'sign up for a
i Red l service. at no cost to you. a (Red) company
will give some of its profits to buy and distribute
anti-retro-tral medicine to our brothers and sis-
ters dying of AIDS.'n A.rica.
: "We believe that when consumers are offered
this choice, and the products meet their needs.
they will choose I Red). And when they choqqe
IRed) over non-lRedi. then more braids will
choose to become I Red I because it will make good
business sense to do so. "And more lives will be
"(Red) is not a charity. It is simply a business
Model. You buy (Red) stuff, we get the money, buy
the pills and distribute them. They take the pills.
stay alive and continue to take care of their famri-
lies and contribute socially and economically in
their communities.
"If they don't get the pills, they die. We don't
want them to die. We want to give them the pill$.
And we can. And you can. And it's easy.
'All you, have to do is upgrade your choice'"
In some cases, as much as 50, percent of prof-
its of some (Red) products will go toward fighting
AIDS in Africa, the dollars pouring directly to tl e
This is not about philosophies or religious dr
lifestyle choices of which many might not approve
80 percent of new AIDS cases are contracted
through sex between a man and a woman.
What.this is about our fellow humans and
numbers that take the breath away. .
Roughly 10 percent of the world's population
lives in Sub-Saharan Africa,' yet that region is
home to 60 percent of the world's cases of AIDS.
Across Africa, 6,500 people die each day 6f
AIDS, the equivalent of a village. More than 9,000
are infected by HIV each and every day.
So in'the time between writing this sentence
on Monday and the reader reading it on Thursday
morning, nearly 20.000 'people will have died
and nearly 30,000 will have been infected, from
a disease which the West has long ago brought
under control, found the reins by which to halt
the carnage..
In South Africa, a country we stereotypically
consider most Western-like,, there are 5 million
AIDS cases, representing 21.5 percent of the
population. It is the highest volume of AIDS infec-
tions in the world.
There are 1.8 million AIDS orphans in
Nigeria alone, 12 million across Africa.
In Botswana, there is at least one HIV Infect-
ed child in each classroom and South Africa loses
4,000 teachers each year to AIDS.
One last number to digest to date more
than 15 million Africans have perished due o
the ravages of AIDS, more than died in the ethnic
cleansing of Rwanda, have died in Iraq since tle
beginning of the war, more than even perished In
the Holocaust of World War II.
In simpler terms, one of the seven conti-
nents we all studied in school is being needlessly
decimated, its future crushed, by a disease too
frequently borne of poverty, neglect and the lack
of education.
During the final week of October we will cele-
brate another in the seemingly limitless supply 6f
special days, this one called "Make a Difference"
What the (Red) initiative demonstrates is we
can facilitate change every day of every month by
turning our almost Insatiable thirst for shopping
and consumption into a proactive campaign to
save tens of millions.
That seems like an easily understood equa-
tion. And the numbers cited above should cause
anybody to paint a different kind of red for
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12 Capacity-Size T-4' x 7'.-4' x 15'-6". Net weight, 5,000 Ibs, 2 to 4 mules. '
The 12 Capacity Cage with side curtains off. Sides made of \I," x /' Trused Channel
Grating riveted together on 4V-" mesh-Plate work No. 10 and No. I I steel plate reinforced with
2" stiffening angles inside and outside. All corner angles 2i/". securely riveted to giatimgs and
plate work with Y' and 5/16" rivets on 3" centers. Mounted on 2,500 lb. all-steel truck of
heavy 5th wheel construction with 30" wheels, 10" tires and steel axles. Each cage fitted with
heater and with an odorless, enameled iron Philo. prison toilet with tight fitting lid and removable
galvanized soil bucket on outside.


Crating on one side left off to show inside arrangement of bunks, heater, toilet and vent flue.
Any one familiar with the old style convict car with the cumbersome heating arrangement under-
neath will recognize the decided improvement of the "utility corridor" construction, as shovcn
above, in which the heat and toilet is conveniently placed in a cross corridor inside the car. There
arc no exposed pipes, flues or heater boxes to be rusting out and blowing down and the inside
lhcatcr is 50% more efficient on less fuel than with the under-heat type in which much of the
heat.was lost by outside e radiation and never got inside the car at all. The partitions around the
heater are lined with double thiceknes asbestos cloth between corrugated metal plates so that
they get no warnter than any other part of car. Hooks are provided around this cross corridor
for hanging up and drying out celothes at night. The ventilating flue in front end come down to
within 4" of the floor and serves the purpose of drawing the cooler air near thdie floor out through
the roof, creating 'a free circulation of fresh warm air in the coldest weather.


3 15 cubic ft. of air per
minute drawn out through
this ventifsiin g flue.


The Cage closed in for a cold night. Comfortable, Sanitary. Convenient.
Heavy water proof curtains of 10 oz. U, S. army duck button close to sides of cage, making it
perfectly weather proof. An improved hot blast, air tight heater delivers a constant supply of
warm air inside the Cage, which with the aspirating flue in end creates a free circulation and a
complete renewal of air every 60 minutes. Heater is fed from inside by prisoners themselves
without attention of guard, Green wood or sny kind of fuel used. Holds fire six to eight hours.

A 1916 advertising campaign for the second generation Manly Jail Works portable convict cages featured outside and interior shots of the product. (Above, left to right) A 12-man capacity cage like the
one in Wewahitchka is shown being pulled by two horses. An interior shot showcases the cage's wood burning heater and ceramic toilet. A cage is covered with a canvas waterproof curtain. All advertise-
ments courtesy of the Manly family.


machines and struggled to
inake ends meet.
His luck changed when he
'took his cousin's advice and
entered the prison building
Jails on Wheels
In his 2003 account of
Manly Jail Works' early years,
Judson Manly, Jr. recounted
the history of Georgia's prison
Following General
William Tecumseh Sherman's
destruction of the Georgia
state prison in Milledgeville,
Ga. in the early 1860s, the
state began leasing prisoners
to private contractors.
For a fee of $10 each per
year, contractors could work
prisoners 60 hours a week,
provided that they supply
them with food, clothing;
housing, security and medical
Georgia's lease practice
ended in 1908, when.prisoners
were taken out of coal mines
and turpentine stills and put
,to work building the state's
According to Manly, the
,end of the lease practice
Created a sudden demand for
,jails throughout Georgia, and
Frank Manly emerged to meet
the demand.
In 1906, he changed
his business name to Manly
Jail Works and pedaled an
ambitious new product.
Manly designed portable
jails with -steel wheels that
could be towed by horses to
remote road sites and used
for overnight lodging.
Judson Manly, Jr. notes
that historical accounts have
'erroneously identified the
cages as primitive paddy
"The purpose was to take
the jail to a work site. It was
not intended to be a paddy
wagon to haul prisoners

From Page 1A

around. The media always
misinterprets this," said
"The old timers remember
them being driven around
hauling prisoners, but I don't
think their memory was very
a St. Louis
invented the
concept, .Frank
Manly claimed
to have crafted .
the "first l- '
convict cages -
used in the
cages came -
in two sizes. .
A 15-foot, 6-
inch long cage
weighed 5,000
pounds and
required two
to four mules
to pull. It
12 prisoners,
with four areas
for bunks
stacked three
high. "
The 22-
foot long cage
weighed in at
6,500 pounds, A rear vi,
required four to Ga., shows a p
six mules and
could house 16 prisoners.
The cages came equipped
with steel bunks, a wood
burning heater, waterprdof
curtains and an enameled
iron toilet with a removable
soil bucket on the outside.
Buyers could also request
insect screens and a center
partition for separating
prisoners according to race.
What they did not come
with was a seat for the driver,
who 'held the horse's reigns

from atop his perch on the
cage's roof.
For all their crude comfort,
Judson Manly, Jr. has taken
to calling the convict cages
"the country's first RVs."
"There were a lot of
advantages to it. It was very
economical," said Manly, who
calculated the price at 10
cents per pound.

of southern states.
Though he'd earlier
struggled to keep his business
afloat, Frank Manly's financial
troubles were over.
"By 1914, he had all of
his debts paid and never did
borrow any money," said
Judson Manly, Jr.
A More Comfortable Cage
-.The following year, Frank

ew of the former Manly Jail Works building, located on Glenwood Ave
prison cell in progress.

The 12-man cages sold
for $500 plus freight and the
18-man, $600 plus freight.
1914 was a good year
for Frank Manly. With
production of his convict
cages in overdrive, he built
a new plant to handle the
abundant orders.
At Manly's new digs,
10 12-man and 18-man
cages were kept in stock for
immediate delivery by train to
Missouri, Texas, and a score

Manly introduced the convict
cage's second generation.
The new design featured
diagonal pattern side walls
and a "utility corridor" interior
construction, with the heater
and toilet placed across from
one another in the cage's
center chamber.
Partitions lined with
double thickness asbestos
cloth surrounded the heater,
and hooks fitted around
the center corridor enabled

prisoners to dry out their
work clothes during the
A ventilation flue in the
front end drew cooler air
through the roof, creating
a circulation of fresh warm
air inside the cage in chilly
The design innovations
were featured prominently
in a 1916
which touted
the cages'
.. _..--- economy and
One ad
-i features the
cage sealed
tightly with
-curtains made
of 10 oz U.S.
-B army duck
; canvas.
The ad
-'& describes
.'! --_ the cage as a
"'- cost-saver to
.11,1 i L area prison
il systems.
-. for themselves
in a year in
the saving of
guard hire and
in keeping men
close to their
SA second
ad for the
nue in Dalton, 1,8-capacity
cage declares
it "officially
endorsed by state and county
prison boards all over the
It recommends a bucket
of disinfectant once or twice a
month and a bucket of paint
once a year to keep the cage
"clean, sanitary and vermin
proof." -
The Wewahitchka convict
cage features the new design's
diagonal pattern side walls,
dating it somewhere between
1915 and 1931.

Existing records from
Manly Jail Works reflect two
sales to the area.
The first, a $585, 18-man
cage with 10 ounce curtains,
10 inch tires, 2 and three-
quarter inches solid, axles,
spindles and a No. 21 heater
was shipped to Blountstown
in 1916.
A second, $935, 12-man
cage with all steel wheels was
shipped to Apalachicola in
No records show a direct
delivery to Wewahitchka.
In the 1920s, Manly Jail
Works lessened.its production'
of convict cages.
With improvements in
roads and transportation
being made throughout the
South, the later model cages
featured rubber instead of
steel tires and hitches. for
tractors, not horses.
SA few of the cages were
shipped without wheels for
use as jail cells and counties
often consolidated their cars
in one location. for use as
work camps.
The Wewahitchka cage
was in use as a stationary
jail in the late 1920s.
Wewahitchka native L.L.
Lanier, 83, remembers the
cage being housed in a shed,
outside City Hall when he
was a young boy.
"I remember seeing, men
in it. I was mighty young, but
a picture like that doesn't
ever leave you," said Lanier,
noting that drunks were often
placed in the cage until they
sobered up.
The convict cage remained
in the empty lot behind City
Hall for decades.
; Ed Doyle, a former
Wewahitchka Boy Scouts
leader, remembered his
young charges entering the
cage to sneak cigarettes.
It was later carted off to
the late Thomas McDaniel's

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If.p, i'1-. I *'* 1i".- lhr 'h ofrn blowing rains but allowing a frre circulation of air
through the enge, Comfortable alat-farin' spring steel bunks 21/ fIt. wider hy 6/, fft. lon nAe
placed one above the other, 2'-2" apart, allowing amile room for the occpanft and easily kept clean
and anitary. LKng center corridor 2'-" wide. Cross corridor for heat and toilet 2 .6 wide.
Latticed door in partition for separating races when specially so ordered, and when approved by
the state authorities.

Manly Portable Convict Cage
12-man case 18-man cage

Dimension .-.. 7-47-415'-6" 7 -4-'x22'
Lon Corridor .-.- 2-4x15'-6 2:-4'x22'
Cross Corridor ...._.. 26"x7-4' .. 2-4x74
'Wirheel _. ..30" and 32"x10" 30" and 32"xl10
Trrrl overall ....... 7f4 T-4"
Arie .... 2% s lid steel 2" ulid steel
Buanki ....-.... 2'6'x6-6" 2 -6"x6'-6
N! i-dig, ofage- 5.000 nords f6,500 pounds
N,1 e.ghrl ol trndi -. ''00 p2 uds 2,500 pounds
Total height ........... 0 .' 1'-

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(Above, left to right) An 18-capacity cage required four to six mules to pull. A convict cage shown with canvas curtains open.

Specifications for the 12- and 18-man convict cages.

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A new covered walk over leads from one side of the large pond
to newly clreaed campsites

the county receiving a 50-
year lease from the state for
the park.
"Now we are the only
county park that pays for
itself," he said, adding that
he expects the renovations
to bring in more people
than ever before.
Traylor said he expect-
ed by next spring they will
need to add more camp-
sites, and the park does
have room to expand. There
is a charge for camping in
the park, and surprisingly
the campground still suc-
cessfully operates on the
honor system.
The changes and
improvements to the park
did not come easy, accord-
ing to Traylor. He said he
called in a lot of favors
and also received signifi-
cant amounts of, unexpect-

ed help.
"We didn't have the
funds to do much of any-
thing," he added, describ-
ing how he was able to use
inmate labor for the bulk of
-the cleaning.
He got a state parks
and recreation grant for
$200,000 that covered
parking and the pavilion
areas, but could not be
used for the ponds.
"My vision, and the only
way for the park to look
good, was to open it up,"
Traylor said. So he went
to the Northwest Florida
Water Management District
and secured their help.
They hauled 200 to 300
loads of fill dirt from each
pond. Both ponds are fed
from the lake itself, so lev-
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Commission stocked both
ponds, primarily with
bream and shell crackers,
and furnished dolomite for
the ponds.
Dolomite, according
to Traylor, helps the fish
grow. The Commission also
donated the pump and pip-
ing that is being used to
refill the ponds.
Derwin White, "was
just all-around help," said
Traylor, also noting the help
with utilities for the park
from Gulf Coast Electric
With labor provided by
county workers and inmates
from Gulf Correctional
Institution, the work has
"This project would
have cost at least $1 mil-
lion," Traylor said, "but we

have accomplished it with
$250,000 to $260,000 of
donated money."
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ponds and cleared park
area, Traylor wants to use
the ponds for social and
church groups, he said, plus
4-H activities and children's
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want the small ponds used
for general fishing.
He said he had already
been contacted by several,
organizations about hold-
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of parks in lots of places.
None of them had anything-
like this.
"The whole project is'
about 60 percent complet-
ed," Traylor said. "It's nof
finished yet, but we're get-
ting there."

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that with the new city ordi-
nance, being read that night
for the first time, a senior citi-
zen discount was being insti-
"We understand," Cathey
told her. "We now have an
ordinance for reduced prices
for seniors on fixed incomes."
The new ordinance, which
receives its second "and final
public hearing Thursday,
October 19, at 6 p.m. C.T.,
amends the existing city ordi-
nance and allows rates to be
adjusted for use of the munici-
pal water and sewer system for
service inside and outside the
city limits of Mexico Beach.

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It also allows discounts
for senior citizens and certain
vacant lot owners.
Rates are still to be based
on monthly water volume
usage, broken into, residen-_
tial and commercial accounts.
Sewer charges are also based
on monthly usage, with a spe-
cial category for restaurants,
bars and eateries based on the
number of seats in the estab-
Convenience stores/ gaso-
line stations have another base
fee, as do large retail stores,
private recreational facilities
(based on acres of ground cov-
erage), and hotel/motels and

recreational vehicle sites.
Fees for secondary water
meters for non-sewer connect-
ed activities were established
at the monthly minimum fee
for water consumption billing,
plus applicable taxes.
Water/sewer usage by cus-
tomers outside the city limits
will pay monthly fees plus a
surcharge of 25 percent.
Senior citizens who qual-
ify for and receive homestead
exemption and who meet
other criteria will receive a
discounted fee.
They must be full-time,
year-round residents of Mexico
Beach or the city's service area,
be at least 65 years old as of
October 1 in the year of filing
for the discount, and have a
total household adjusted gross
income that does not exceed
the limit announced by the

state each January.
The state's 2005 limit
was $23,463. The household
adjusted gross income is the
sum of income for all mem-
bers of the household.
Customers with vacant lots
have their own fee. However,
the rate applies only to cus-
tomers paying base rates on
vacant land since April 1,
1997, when the city imple-
mented the policy for vacant
Customers who have
vacant land and pay the base
rates without interruption will
be exempt from paying water
and sewer impact fees at the
time of construction, accord-
ing to the new ordinance.
At the sale of the prop-
erty, the waiver will pass to the
new property owner, providing
there is no interruption in pay-
ment of fees.
Audience members also
asked the council why water
and sewer rates were not

declining, as they had been told
in the past that they would.
Cathey confirmed with
McLeod that the threshold, or
break-even point, on the sewer
line was about 3,000 users.
"We can add about 130,
plus or minus, condos or
houses onto the sewer line,"
he said. "We're almost at maxi-
mum capacity now. Water is
not the problem it's sewer."
Council member Gary
Woodham added that city
water bills would go down
when the city had 3,000 par-
ticipants on line.
"But we don't have any-
where near that and our cur-
rent system can't handle that,"
he added.
Council member Robert
Ginsberg added that 514 units
had been forecasted to open
on the city's line, but "It's all
fallen apart. Everything was
projected on figures and a
real estate market that has
disintegrated. This economy's

not worth a damn unless you
make $6 million a year."
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confirmed that it had held very
preliminary talks with officials
in Gulf County, regarding the
future possibility of purchas-
ing water from them.
The problem, however,
the council pointed out, is that
the city of Mexico Beach is
committed to debt service on
the current water-sewer sys-
tem that it installed just five
or six years ago. According to
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to lay pipe to connect to Gulf
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property, where it remained
for years, grown over with
Former Wewahitchka
Woman's Club president
Marlene McNair intervened to
preserve the historic artifact,
persuading the McDaniel
family to sign over the cage
to the city.
The cage was relocated
a few years ago to the
Wewahitchka Library parking
lot, where it remains.
Uncomfortable, Unhealthy
and in Every Way
Manly Jail Works built
only three cages after the
1929 stock market crash and
ensuing Depression.
Though a Manly cage,
arrived in Apalachicola in

1929, a progressive Florida
administrator advocated the
abolishment of the convict
cage practice five years
In a Jan. 24, 1924
letter to the Commissioner
of Agriculture Nathan Mayo,
Supervisor of State Convicts
B.H. Dickson called the cages
"unsanitary, uncomfortable,
unhealthy and in every way
He decried the "close and
stuffy" sleeping quarters, the
absence of a bath and the
impossibility of keeping the
cages "clear of vermin."
His passionate argument
ran counter to a 1916
Manly Jail Works convict
cage advertisement which
proclaimed that the product
"contributed more than
any. other agency to the
economical, humane and
safe handling of convicts on
public road work."
Dickson asked that
counties be required to
build permanent barracks in
' centrally located places, and
transport prisoners to and
from work sites in trucks.
In his letter, Dickson also
recommended that convicts
be paid a small compensation,
of $1 a month as a means of
enhancing their work ethic
and self-esteem.
It took the state over
a decade to implement
Dickson's recommendations.
The first road prisons
replaced metal convict cages
in 1941. The state's prison
population at the close of
that year numbered 3,799.
A Family Affair
After the final 18-man
convict cage left the Manly
plant on June 28, 1931, the
company tailored its offerings
to the changing times.
In the late 1940s or early
1950s, Manly Jail Works built
steel cells for county jails
in Blountstown and Panama
Only around 10
companies in the nation
were engaged in prison
(See CAGE on 9A)

Manly Jail Works founder Frank Manly (seated), son,
Judson, and dog, Pat

Pat the Dog

A black and white photograph from the Georgia
state archives features a classic Manly Jail Works
Frank Manlv, the company's founder, is seated,
at his desk, accompanied by his son, Judson Manly,
and faithful dog, Pat.
Judson Manly, Jr., who became president of the
company now Manly Steel after the deaths of his
father and grandfather, recounted a tale of Frank
Manly's faithful pet.
For years. Pat accompanied his master each day
to the Manly Jail Works plant.
In the afternoon, Manly walked Pat across two
roads to the Dalton butcher shop. where Manly paid
a nickel for a bag of meat scraps.
The butcher placed the scraps in a bag. which
Pat carried im his mouth back to the office.
He feasted on the scraps for the rest of the
One day. Manly was pressed for time. and could
not walk Pat to the butcher shop.
So he dropped a nickel in a paper bag, placed it
in Pat's mouth and pointed him to the door.
Pat returned with a bag filled with scraps.
"He did his own shopping from then on." said
Judson Manly. Jr.
Frank Manly died in 1950 at the age of 84,
two weeks after his last day of work at Manly 'Jail
May both he and Pat rest in peace.

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Sheriff's Office Hopes to

Restore Convict Cage


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Wewahitchka resident Ed Doyle grasps one of 12 slats that were formerly fitted with
steel bunks for lodging prisoners. Doyle would like to see the Wewahitchka convict cage
restored to its former glory.

The beginnings of a campaign to restore the historic Wewahitchka convict
cage are taking shape. with Gulf County Sheriff Dalton Upchurch enthusiastically
on board.
After researching the history of Manly Jail Works cages. Wewahitchlka resident
Ed Doyle asked the Sheriff to champion the restoration project.
Upchurch responded with a plan to use inmate labor to clean and repair the
conmict cage.
Stressing the need for additional community involvement in the form of
- dollars and labor. Upchurch said he would like to complete the project without
- expending any county funds.
"WVe're going to try to get together and figure out the bes-t way to do this," lihe
; said.
wThough the restoration project is still in its initial stages, Upchurch already
s has a use for the refurbished cage housing community members during annual
"Jail and Bail" fundraisers.



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Cage -
From Page 8A
building at one time, and the
business was lucrative until
competition gradually edged
the Manly family out of the
"Competition got so
bad, half the industry went
bankrupt over a 15-year
period," said Judson Manly,
In the 1960s, Manly Jail
Works began building fewer
prison cells and looked for a
new niche to fill.
When Dalton's carpet
and yarn industries boomed,
Manly began fabricating
products to meet the local
companies' demands.
In 1972, Manly Jail
Works adopted the new trade
name Manly Steel and built
a modem plant on South
Hamilton Street.
Manly Steel now holds the
distinction of being the oldest
manufacturing company in
Whitfield County, Ga., having
produced products in three
Throughout its 118 years
of operation, it has remained
a family business.
Frank Manly's sons
Judson, Sr. and Howard
took over the business from
their father. Judson Manly,
Jr. later rose to the rank
of president, running the
business with brothers Jim
and Bob and cousin, Frank.
The company's third
generation entered the family
business after college, having
spent their youth working in
the plant.
"We all worked in the
summer times and did all the
dirtiest work for the lowest
pay," said Judson Manly, Jr.
The fourth generation
followed suit. Judson Manly,
Jr.'s son, Mike, and Jim's
son, David, currently work
alongside their fathers.

Manly Steel is still a
manly operation, with none
of the daughters employed at
the plant.
With the first two
generations working well into

their 80s, Judson Manly,
Jr. said none of his family
is preparing for an early
'The Manlys never retire.
They go out feet first."

The diagonal pattern side walls date the Wewahitchka cage
sometime between 1915 and 1931.

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Gator Late Touchdown

Pass Beats Sneads

By Josh Weinfuss
Florida Freedom
For two quarters Friday
night, the Wewahitchka
Gators and the Sneads
Pirates ran the ball. And
ran the ball some more. All
to no avail.
Then late in the fourth
quarter, Gators quarter-
back Sean Bierman found
Dee Baker for a 76-yard
touchdown pass to give
Wewahitchkaa 13-12 District
1-1A win on Homecoming.
Bierman finished with
171 yards on itO-for. 14
passing and an intercep-
tion, and another -13 yards
on the ground.
"(Bierman) made a great
throw, and Dee made a great
catch," Wewahitehka coach
Todd Lanter said. -
It was the -second con-
secutive one-point decision
for Wewahitchka, 4-3 over-
all and 2-2 in district. Last
week 'against West Gadsden
the Gators lost by the iden-
tical score.
The Gators finished
with 76 yards rushing, but
it was their air attack that
made the difference.
Bierman's favorite tar-
get was Baker, who had 104
yards on six receptions.
Senior back Ryan Ranie
rushed for 69 yards on 15

carries, and added 22 yards
on one reception.
Wewahitchka scored
first with a 1-yard touch-
down run by Bierman for
an early 7-0 lead in the first
Before the quarter
elapsed. Sneads 13-4. 1-31
had a chance to tie the game

but missed its extra point
attempt after Pirates quar-
terback C.J. Whittington
scored on a 1-yard run.
The half ended that way,
and the Gators were happy
that it did.
On consecutive posses-
sions, Sneads was poised
to take the lead until being
shoved back by penalties.
On one series, an inten-
tional grounding penalty
by Whittington and a false
start moved Sneads from
the Wewahitchka 13 to the
After recovering a fum-
ble by Bierman, Sneads
again failed to convert, this
time from the 14. Three
penalties in five plays were
the culprit.
On the first drive after
halftime, the Pirates took 15
plays to go 68 yards. capped
by a 1-yard Dontavious
Walker touchdown run.
Walker finished with 123
yards rushing on 30 carries.
Pirates \wingback Junior
Johnson added 34 yards on
six rushes.
Whittington didn't have
much success passing. He
,threw for 21 yards on 3 for
I11 and an interception.
Gator wide receiver
Clarence Gray caught four
passes for 53 yards.
Lanter was glad it was

the Gators who prevailed
by the 13-12 margin this
"Guts." Lanter said.
"The offensive line did a
great job of pass blocking."
Sneads 6 0 6 0 12
Wewahitchka 7 0 0 6 13
First quarter
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The Wewahitchka High School Homecoming Court (above) from left: R.J. Jones, Randi Chancey, Rian Hall, Jessica Stoppelb n,
Clarence Gray, Sara Whittington, Kyle Luckie, Megan Peak, Santana Gaskin, J.J. Roberts, Hannah Price, Sean Bierman, Misty Robbln.
Robbie Morris, Latonya Fisher and Ryan Ranie.
The King and Queen (below) were Kyle Luckie and Misty Robbins. Photos courtesy of Micah Peak.
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Soccer Team Car Wash
Please bring your car by Dana Black this sumrn4r.
to get it washed by the Port Jack Schmitt and Clirlstitle
St. Joe High Girls' Varsity Hermsdorfer will be con-
Soccer Team on Saturday, ductingg the team this year.
October 21,. g006. from. 8 The.girls are rasg.ig money
AM to 12 nopon. Team wje-.... for tea .l s ,.,grm-ups
hers will be washing the and other items that are
cars during the youtIL/rec- needed. Their budget fr
rational soccer games on the school is very limits
Saturday morning. They ed and they need to ma
will have two stations set up the difference throu
up next to the Elementary these fund raisers. We utt
School gym for your con- you to support the tean,
venience. Donations will be and to come to every soc-
accepted. cer game. PLEASE COME
The Girls' Soccer Team OUT AND SUPPORT THIS
began conditioning with GREAT GIRLS TEAM.

At halftime of this Friday's football game against J.
at Shark Field, the Port St. Joe High School Athletic H.1l
of Fame will induct three new members: David Langstoni'
Wayne Taylor and R. Marion Craig. Kickoff for the gamn
which also celebrates Senior Night, is 8 p.m. ET.

Wewahitchka High School-

Sean Bierman Dee Baker
Bierman. a- senior quarterback, con- Baker, a senior wide receiver, caught six
nected on 10 of 14 passes for 171 yards, passes for 104 yards, including a 76-vard
including a 76-yard game-winning pass touchdown which proved to be the game-
to Dee Baker. Bierman also gained 13 winner in a 13-12 victory over Sneads.
yards on the ground, scoring from the 1 to
account foC the Gators other touchdown in
a 13-12 win over Sneads.

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Game Date Team Place
1. 9/01 South Walton (H)
2. 9/08 Cottondale (H)
3. 9/15 Jay (H)
4. 9/22 Port St. Joe ( A)
5. 9/29 North view (H)
6. 10/06 West Gasden (H)
7. 10/13 Sneads (H)
8. 10/20 Freeport (A)
9. 10/27 Liberty County (A)
10. 11/3 Blountstown (A)


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Shark Volleyball

Finishes Season 8-12

By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
After difficult wins last
Tuesday, October 10, and
Thursday, October 12, against
Carrabelle and Apachicola
High Schools, Port St. Joe
High School's volleyball team
hnished their regular season
With eight matches won and
12 lost.
Thursday's game also
served as the Lady Sharks'
8gnior Night, on which the
fhree seniors on the team were
honored for their contributions
aind diligence over the years.
Courtney Craft and Kate Shoaf
presented their parents, Tony
afid Norma Craft and Natalie
Shoaf respectively, with white
roses in appreciation for their
emotional and support over
the years. Head Coach Wayne
Sandy Hodges, unfortunately
unable to come to the
ceremony. garnered verbal
recognition for her year's
efforts. By stating no report of
his seniors' statistics could do
justice to their contributions

to the Lady Shark team.
Aptly described as "hard
fought" by Taylor, the Lady
Sharks displayed genuine
stamina in their match
against Carrabelle by coming
from behind and winning
three straight games. Losing
the initial game 22-25 and
the second 19-25, the Lady
Sharks inverted the scores,
winning 25-19, and dominated
the fourth 25-7. The final game
was close, 15-11.
Kate Shoaf served 19
straight points during the
game, 10 of which were service
aces. Alesha Smiley provided
13 kills and Kaelyn Williams
set 14 assists.

Port St. Joe prevailed
against Apalachicola for
the second time Thursday.
Although they won the first
game 25-21, Port St. Joe's
Tiger Sharks almost lost their
momentum during the second
game when they lost 19-25.

They regained it and easily
won the third game 25-11. The
final game was 25-17 in Port
St. Joe's favor.
Alesha Smiley and Chloe
Warren each had 12 kills.
Kaelyn Williams had 15 assists
and 8 service aces.

Post-Season Analysis
Both individually and as
a collective team, the Port St.
Joe Lady Sharks improved
greatly throughout the season.
The team won only one of their
first seven matches, admittedly
versus strong teams. Their
last seven matches, coupled
with five wins, exhibits Port St.
Joe's development.
Taylor remarked,
"Our team error rates are
coming down a lot. We really
concentrated on serves. Our
service errors used to be as
high as 20% and are now
around 10%."
The Lady Sharks' focus
on serves also resulted
in increased quantities of
service aces. Although not as
dramatic, the players also had
fewer errors gained receiving
from opponents, lowering their
percentages by three or four
points on average, according
to Taylor. Consistent, even
spreads of defensive dig
statistics evinces the entire
team's concentration on better
protection of zones.
Motivation might have
been a major factor in Port St.
Joe's team growth.
"Our team is much
closer this year. They meet
up outside of practice to do
things," Taylor observed while
discussing differences between
his current team and last
year's one.

Player Achievements
Kaelyn Williams ended the
season with 120 set assists,
55 service aces, 206 service
attacks, 128 receiving attacks,
and an even 100 defensive
digs. Kate Shoaf provided
108 kills, 47 service aces an
amazing 232 service attacks,
178 receiving attacks, 83
defensive digs, and 11 blocks.
Alesha Smiley possessed
152 kills, approximately 45
percent of the entire team's
total kills, 41 service aces, 155
service attacks, 213 receiving
attacks, 76 defensive digs, and
17 blocks. Angela Canington
had 35 service aces, 199
service attacks, 100 receiving
attacks, and 50 defensive
digs. Heather Brinkmeir had
20 service aces, 185 service
attacks, 163 receiving attacks,
and 46 defensive digs. Celeste
Bryant had 10 kills, 21 service
aces, 147 service attacks, 101
receiving attacks,, and 44
defensive .digs. Chloe Warren
had 45 kills, 11 service
attacks, and 45 receiving
attacks. Courtney Craft set 62
assists' second most of any
Lady Shark and trailed by
Erin Bailey with 14 assists in
only 23 games.

District Tournaments
As determined by their
record of wins and loses against
other district teams during the
season, Port St. -Joe enters
the district tournaments as
the second seed. Established
by winning twice against
West Gadsden, losing twice
against Liberty County, and
splitting one win and one loss
with Wewahitchka, the Lady
Sharks' 3-3 record 'tied with
Wewahitchka Gators' 3-3 but
Port St. Joe received rights to

second seed because of other
victories obtained during their
regular season.
The Lady Sharks host
the district tournaments this
year in the Port St. Joe High
School gymnasium, located on
100' Shark Drive, set to begin
Tuesday October 17. The 5:00
p.m. Eastern match will pit
the first seed, Liberty County,
against the fourth seed, West,
Gadsden. Following that match
at 7 p.m. Eastern, Port St. Joe
will face Wewahitchka. The
winner of each match will be
invited back Thursday October
19 at 6 p.m. Eastern.
Port St. Joe Head Coach

Wayne Taylor anticipates
a close and intense match
against Wewahitchka. The
last time the two played on
September 28, Wewahitchka
lost the opening and second
games by only and few points
and succeeded in winning the
last three.
"Because the second and
third seeds start off with each
other anyway, (the distinction
of second seed) really does not
matter," Taylor commented. He
continued by stating it would
have been a different issue if
they'd be vying for third and
the loser had to play Liberty
County first.

Districts End, Rish Doesn't

By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
Eric Brumbaugh, Jacob
Combs, Sam Ellmer, Hayes
Philyaw and Grant .Rish all
participated in the District 3
Class 1A golf tournament as
the Port St. Joe Boys Golf
team. The tournament took
place at the Wildwood Course
in Wakulla. Rish led the
team by finishing the course
in 84 shots, Combs in 90,
Ellmer trailing with 91, and

PSJ Golf Programs Receive New Uniforms

Coast2Coast Printing and Promotions Donates Logo Shirts
Both the boys and girls
'golf eamrs of Port St. Joe High
School have received new Nike
logo shirts thanks to a donation
from Coast2Coast Printing and
Promotions of Port St. Joe. The
N two programs have recently
-. A ,"been growing under the direc-
tion of Coach Jim Belin (boys)
l .and Derik Kurnitsky ( girls).
"The teams travel around
S. north Florida to represent our
S I' school." said Steve Kerigan.
owner of Coast2Coast. "We do
a lot of embroidered shirts for
companies in this area and
we just saw an opportmunity to
help the kids." Daniel Hall. of
Coast2Coast. designed the new
7 71 logographic. Coaches Belin
i hand Kurnitsk- expressed their
i appreciationn for the time and
I' effort provided, and high-qual-
4 l ity of the donated shirts.

Brumbaugh provided a 102.
The Sharks' team score,
comprised of a team's top four
golfers' scores, was 367.
Three teams and three
individuals qualified for the
Regional Tournament to be
held at the Panama City Beach
Hombre Golf Course. Although
Port St. Joe did not qualify
as a team for the regionals,
it proudly sends Rish, who
qualified as an individual. Head
Coach Jim Belin was extremely
proud to send a freshman to
Regionals. Besides being the
first since Bryan Glass two'
years ago to attend Regionals,
Rish makes history as the
first freshman of Port St. Joe
High School to ever attend a
Regional Tournament.
Overall, Belin was satisfied
with his team's progress this
year over last year's team He
looks forward to another "vast
improvement" next year and
thanked the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club for the help and
effort it provides by giving the
Sharks a place to play and


Port St. Joe High School

Rish, a freshman on the Port St.
Joe golf team, has been the low scorer
throughout the season. Rish advanced as
an individual to the Region 1 tournament
after firing an 84 at the district tournament
last week.

Shoaf, a senior and captain on the
Lady Shark volleyball team, played in all
20 matches of the season. She totaled 108
kills, 47 service aces, and 83 defensive digs
in 61 games

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2006 J.V. Football Schedule 4. 9/8 Chipley
Date Team Place Time 5. 9/15 *Freeport
8/18 Vernon (A) 8:00 6. 9/22 *Wewahitch
8/24 Blountstown (H) 7:00 7. 9/29 *Sneads

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8. 10/6
9. 10/20

2006 Varsity Football Schedule
Game Date Team Place Time
1. 8/18 Vernon (A) 8:00
2. 8/25 Blountstown (H) 7:30
3. 9/1 Marianna (H) 7:30


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Temps for October 19

High: 89' (1998i)
Low: 45' (1996)


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Wewahitchka 11.37 -0.09
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 19, 2006 SECTION B

Short Essay Brings Sweet Award

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Kaleb Price is a man of few words, but last
Tuesday he found out just how sweet brevity
can be.
In a ceremony held in the Wewahitchka
High School media center, the ninth-grader
was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for his 92-
word essay on education.
Co-sponsored by Suave and Dollar General,
-the nation-wide contest was open to middle and

high school students aged 12-18 years.
Students were asked to expound on the
topic: "Why is education important to you?" in
100 words or less.
Of nearly 5,000 entries, Price's essay was
the cream of the crop, earning him the grand
prize and the largest portion of the $25,000
scholarship pool.
In his essay,/Kaleb described education as a
life-long pursuit, which begins "the moment we
draw our first breath and should continue until

S WewahitchKa Hign Scnool nintn-grader Kaleb Price, center, is thanked by well-wisners at last
Tuesday's ceremony honoring his grand prize win in the 2006 Suave-Dollar General Education Essay
Contest. Joining him in the front row are Gulf County superintendent Tim Wilder, Dollar General district
manager Joe Peoples, mother Lori Price and Dollar General Wewahitchka store manager Lily Smith.
Back row: Wewahitchka High School principal Larry White, Unilever (manufacturer of Suave products)
retail marketing manager Aaron Pollack, Dollar General division manager'Karen Sensabaugh and
Michael Walker of Dollar General.

we draw our last."
Price completed the essay in less than
two hours, with his mother, Wewahitchka
Elementary School principal Lori Price, pro-
viding the necessary encouragement.
"I stood over him with a ball bat and made
him do it," said Lori Price, who learned of the
contest from a sign posted at Wewahitchka's
neighborhood Dollar General store.
Lori Price further aided her son by pur-
chasing four bottles of Suave shampoo from
Dollar General and remitting the cash register
receipt as per contest rules with Kaleb's
She purchased an additional four bottles
for her younger son, Colton, 13, who won a
$400 Dell promotional certificate for his essay.
With their home's shampoo stockpile, the
brothers Price have been Suave men ever
Though mom helped facilitate his victory,
Kaleb Price took his essay inspiration from
other sources.
He was inspired both by a television com-
mercial and the living example provided by
24-year-old brother, Steven, a Preble Rish
"Stevie had a lot to do with it," noted Kaleb
Price. "The way he worked in school he didn't
ever take a break from it."
Stephen's oft-repeated advice to his sib-
lings: "Stay in school and stay out of trouble."
"He has high expectations for his younger
brothers," noted Lori Price.
The $10,000 scholarship money will
remain in a 529 college savings plan until Price
graduates. ,.
He hopes to use the moneyto pursue a degree
inengineeringatthe UniversityofCentralFlorida,
Stephen's alma mater.
At last week's ceremony, attended by school
district staff, dignitaries and Suave and Dollar
General executives, Price described his victory
as "kind of exciting."
Prior to the ceremony, he received another
prize that he will treasure just as much a hug
from his beloved big brother.
"That made me feel good," Price said.

Celebrating 50 Years of Life and Memories

Grand Prize

Winning Essay

By Kaleb Price

Education begins the
moment we draw our first
breath and should continue
until we draw our last. Our
education grows with every
book we read, every mistake
we correct, every object of
nature we examine, and every
person we meet. As our level of
education grows, so grows the
number of opportunities before
us. Doorways are opened.
Pathways revealed. Invitations
extended. Education is the key
to endless possibilities. The'
feats we can achieve, the theo-
ries we can believe, the innova-
tions we can conceive, all have
their roots and wings in our

Price's essay and photo-
graph will be prominently
displayed in Wewahitchka's
Dollar General store.

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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

SThe year was 1956. World War II had
ended just 11 years earlier and parts of Europe
Were still in shambles.
Dwight Eisenhower was president, Richard
.. Nxon at his side. A first class stamp cost three
- ents. color television had been available for
. five years, and Queen Elizabeth II of Great
* Britain had been on the throne for three.
France and Britain were embroiled in the
Sihai War in Egypt, the Communist Party of the
U.S S.R. crushed worker uprisings in Poland
anrd Huintary, and the U.S. tested the first aerial
hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the South
John F. Kennedy published Profiles in
Courage, Woody Guthrie sang "This Land Is
Your Land," and Elvis Presley hit the small
and silver screens with appearances on the Ed
Sullivan Show and in Love Me Tender..
And in Rochefort, France, a handful of
Americani teenagers were attending classes in a
United States military school called Rochefort
American High School.
Last weekend, some of those teenagers.
,-now in their sLxties and seventies, came to
St. Joe Beach for a laughter-filled reunion.
Bringing spouses, memories, scrapbooks and
stories, about 20 alumni gathered at the home
of Shirley and Bob Rich for three days and
nLights of camaraderie and fun.
They came from across the country, from
WVashington. D.C., Colorado, California, Texas,
Florida. Tennessee and Kansas, scheduled to
arrive at the Rich house on Thursday and stay
Stintl Sunday
Tragically, at the beginning of the week,
the Riches suffered a death in the immediate

family, and had to go
out of town Slurley
" was iII a quandary and
not sure Lf the reunion
could proceed.
But with the kind
of response that this
area is noted for when
one of its own is in ,
trouble, neighbors
poured in to make
sure everything hap-
pened on schedule.
And the out of town
visitors were amazed.
"The neighbor-
hood has come togeth-
er and housed us
all," exclaimed Jean
McKee,. from Jac kson.
Tenn. "This is not
something we're used
to. It's amazing. Her
neighbors have been
so active and helpful."
Besides housing
all the visitors, neigh-
bors took Rich's lists -
and followed through
with military preci-
sion, taking the bur-
den off Shirley as she
coped with the family emergency.

School Days
As alums gathered on the fina
barbeque and baked beans in a re
the school's recreation hall, stori
fueled by the multitude of scrapb
by alums.

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Rochefort American High School building, then arind now.
For 27 years, there were no reunions, no
attempts to reconnect with long-lost school-
mates. Just by chance, alum Bill McKee and
Ships wife Jean, went to a bridge party in Lake
l night, eating Charles, La. in 1993, and found alumna Pat
production of Riley Blackwell, who had gone to sc hool with
es abounded. Bill.

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Pictured here is the entrance to the compound from the outside Except for the
garden area inside the gate on the right, it looks pretty much like it did 40 years

They started searching for other classmates
and by 1993j 17 alums attended a reunion for
overseas military "brats." as children of mili-
tary personnel are often called.
This group in turn formed the Rochefort
American High School Alumni Association and,
to date. has located about250 classmates and a
few teachers from Rochefort.
"We've spent 23 years searchuig for people
and now we have contact with 50 or 60 per-
cent of those who attended the school.' said
The school was quite unique, at least for
American teens of that tuie. It only operated
from 1953 to 1958 and no more than 500 stu-
dents attended during those five years
It was one of only three or four American
high schools in France at that Lime. operated
by the U.S. Department of Defense for children
of nulitary employees. civilians employed by
the military, ambassadors' children, and other
children of government administrators posted
She explained that at any given year during
the school's existence, about 100 students in
grades nine through 12 attended They rotated
in and out, according to their parents' post-
Many did not graduate from Rochefort. but
because the school was so small and existed
only five years. all students from even class
are considered alums and are invited to attend
(See REUNION on Page 9B)

The Driftwood Inn will host the Eighth
Annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festival on
Saturday, October 21 beachside on the %eran-
da behind the Driftwood Inn.
The Event begins at 2:00 p.m. CT and will
feature fine artists from all over the southeast
Last year's event boasted over 30 art-
ists displaying their work and v ing for over
$2,000 in prize money.
As was the case last year. artists pay
no entry fee this year, but are encouraged to
donate one of their pieces for the live auction,
which will ensue later in the evening.
Tickets -for the event will be on sale In
September for a donation of $10 per person.
Attending guests will enjoy a superb art show,
live entertainment, great food from local res-
taurants and an exciting hive auction, which will
feature beautiful fine art as well as a number of
special items donated by local merchants.
Fine Wines will be on sale by the glass and
bottle Beer. seafood. soft drinks and water will
also be available for sale.
While at the 8th Annual Mexico Beach Art
& W\Vine Festival, don't miss the opportunity to
purchase your collector's wine glass. t-shirt
and poster. designed by noted arust Chuck
Creasy All net proceeds will go to the Special
Events of Mexico Beach. Inc to help fund other
events in the area.
Guess Lan expect a fabulous October
afternoon and evening overlooking the fabu-
lous Gulf of Mexico. while meeting with friends
and making new acquaintances Come enloy
great food and fine wine. beer or beverage of
your choice as you take in the line art (also for
sale l beginning at 2.00 PM CT
All are invited to attend this fun filled
afternoon and evening. Tickets can be obtained
at the Mexico Beach CDC Office and the
Drift'c.d Inn The .Rth Annual Mexico Beach
Art & Wine Festival promise-s to be Me\xco
Beach's must exciting event of the year. Don't
miss itI
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Andrew Cox

The Tommy, Tyler and Randy Ford families extend a
loving congratulations to Tom and Dawne Ford, who will
be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on October
22. Tom and Dawne are long-time residents of Port St.
Joe, although have recently migrated north one-half of the
year to enjoy the cooler weather. Now they have the best of
both worlds together, Port St. Joe's beautiful beaches, and
North Carolina's majestic mountains. As situation has it,
Tom and Dawne will be unable to celebrate with family this
year, so if any of their friends wish to send them a surprise
congratulations to help them celebrate, please send a card to
Tom and Dawne Ford at 485 Beechwood Road, Hot Springs,
North Carolina 28743.

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Clay and Leslie Cox proudly announce the birth of their
son, Noah Andrew on July 5, 2006. Noah weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz
and was 19V inches long. His grandparents are Jimmie and
Janice Cox, Jim Faison and Carol Parker Faison, all formerly
of Port St. Joe. Noah's great grandmothers are Joyce Faison
and Mary Parker.

Celebration Announcements
Our policy regarding celebranon ,aiioilnceOt,1ist in the editorial
society section of our papers is as follows:

Birthdays: Svrs-old or younger and milestone birthdays (i.e.,
16, IS. 21. SO. 90. I00\TS old ill be published at no cost in the
soc ety section. ith no border. We will publish one accompany i ng
photo as space permits. Photo printed in color with a $10.00 fee.

Engagements & Weddings: All engagements and weddings will
be published at no cost and without a border in the society section
of our papers. We wiullpublish one accompanying photo as space
permits Photo printed in color %\ ith a $10.00 fee.

Anniversaries: W\e will publish milestone anniversaries (i.e..
25. 40, 50) at no cost. without a border, in the society section of
our papers. We \ill publish one accompanying photo as space
permits. Photo printed in color with a $10.00) fee.
.-11 have a 500 word limit!

All other celebration announcements must be in the "paid
advertisement" section of our papers. They will be charged
by the size of the ad at the per column inch rate stated on the
current rate card. Color charges per rate card.

On Saturday September
9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Lydia
Cecille Alcantara and John
Keith Presnell were united
in holy matrimony at First
Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe, Florida. The bride is the
daughter of the late Lydia
and Ceaser Alcantara. The
groom is the son of John and
Barbara Presnell of Port St.
Reverend Brent Vickery
performed the double ririg
ceremony. Mrs. Charlotte
Pierce served as director, Mr.
Buddy Caswell was vocalist
and organist was Mrs. Sharon
The church was decorated
with ferns, peace lilies, palms,
and flowers in various shades
of pink and white.
The candles were lit by
Scott and Mark Porter of
Stacy Smith served as
matron of honor. She wore
a floor length dress in dusty
rose and carried a bouquet of
white and pink flowers.
John Presnell, father of
the groom, was best man.
Shannon and Mark Presnell,
brothers of the groom, and
Scott and Mark Porter served
as ushers. Lonnie Bell IV,

Cole Bell, and Lane Adkins
rang bells announcing the
bride. Sydney Adkins, dressed
in a white floor length gown
dropped pink rose petals
before the bride.
Cecille was given in
marriage by her aunt, Thelnma
Alaan of Woodbridge, VA.
Cecille wore a beautiful Oleg
Cassini gown embroidered on
the bodice and train.
She carried a bouquet of
pink and white roses and lily
of valley.
Immediately following
the ceremony the couple
joined family and friends for
a reception in the church
social hall.
After a honeymoon in
the Smokey Mountains, the
couple will reside in Port St.
\ .

Live Music Saturday Night
Oct. 28 John & Tom
On your next visit to the Thirsty
Goat leave your business card with
the bartender for a gift certificate
drawing at the end of the month.

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Gabrielle Pow-ell'-
celebrated her fifth birthday
July 8. She enjoyed a "Luau"
with family and friends 'at
Southwood in Tallahassee.
Gabrielle is the daughter
of Mark and Cindy Powell
and the sister of Grant all of
Her grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Lavemon Powell, of
Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Kittrell of Jacksonville.



This year we invite you to participate in our "Baby's First Christmas" page which wiil be in our
December 21st edition. The cost of the ad is only $15.00 and will include your baby's photo,
name, city and birth date (sorry, no room for other information). We will accept ads until
December 15th at 5pm, so hurry, space is limited.
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Mrs. betty \hilliims and the late Larry illiami-s would ike,-
i announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their
t.aughter Lynette Williams to Guadalupe Sanchez Rodriguez..
o6ljadalupe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Sanchez of Puebla,
exico. The bride-elect is a graduate of Wewahitchka High
-.School and is employed as a Processing Administrator at Vision
"Bank in Panama City Beach, Florida. Her fiance is a graduate of
..Puebla High School and New York University. He is employed
,s a chef at Taj Palace in Panama City, Florida.
A November 18th wedding is planned for 6:00 p.m. at
dGlad Tidings Assembly of God of Wewahitchka. A reception
will follow at Wewahitchka Community Center. All friends and
'family are invited to attend.

Women Fiction Writers Invited

Organizers of "Fiction
Among Friends", a retreat for
women fiction writers to be
-held on St. George Island,
-November 6-10, announce
that a few openings remain at
the retreat. Those interested
?my apply to be in-residence
participants or commuter
participants. Adrian Fogelin,
.,award-winning author of six
workshops daily at the retreat,
and there also will be personal
writing time, peer feedback
and individual consultation

about each participant's
project. Participants include
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Gulf County Senior Citizens' Association

Gulf county Senior Citizens
is pleased to announce the
Fifth Annual Golf Tournament
& Benefit and Dinner at the
prestigious St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club.
To be held November 18,
the tournament is later this year
due to conflicting tournament
schedules but should offer
benefits such as more pleasant
weather, fewer mosquitoes,
and a nicer green. The Select
Shot Golf Tournament has
proved to be a very popular
and enjoyable event for all the
people who have attended in the
past. It gives the participants
an excellent opportunity to
socialize with friends, network
with associates and compete
with fellow golfers. All proceeds
will go to providing nutritious
meals to seniors through the
Meals on Wheels program. So
bring your company team or
come as an individual and join

us for a great time, a fun
game of golf, and good food.
All teams must register by
November 3.
There will be special door
prizes, a possibility of a hole in
one winner of $10,000.00, an
awards program, and a buffet
Sponsorships are
$100.00. Each sponsor will
receive the following: Company
name on a sign by the hole
they sponsor, their name
announced and published
in the local newspapers, and
program booklet. Call now for
an early sponsorship, in order
to be included in promotional
Your participation,
sponsorships, and prize
donations are greatly
appreciated. They will help
to ensure that the 51 Annual
Golf Tournament will be as
successful as last year.

Parker McKenzie Lemieux was born September 26, at Bay
Medical. Parker. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and is the daughter
of Stephen and Nicki Lemieux. Her maternal grandparents are
Randy and Tammy Sasser of Wewahitchka and her paternal
grandparents are Kenny and Karen Lemieux of Port St. Joe.

Dedication Ceremony of
the Alfred I. duPont Florida
History and Genealogy Center
at the Gulf County Public
Library of the Northwest
Regional Library System
11OLibrary Drive
Port St. Joe, Florida
October 25, 2006
Two O'clock PM. E.D.T.
Refreshments will be

Gulf County Senior
Citizens' Association is a
non-profit organization which
serves the unmet needs of our
elderly. Our community elders
built this county with their
labor, sweat, and tears. Their
nurturing is what made us who
we are today. Now, we must
give back to them. Whether
you are a golfer or not, we
urge all Gulf County residents

to write a check to the Senior
Citizens' Association to show
your appreciation to the ones
who came before us.
Support Meals on Wheels
for the Elderly!
For additional information
contact Sandy Lieberman.
Please call 229-8466 to register
a team or for sponsorship


Residents of Gulf County,
Did you know for minor illness or injury...

You can see a doctor

without an appointment!

Walk-in patients

are welcome!

Evening and weekend hours are now available at
St. Joseph Care of Florida located at the
Gulf County Health Department
2475 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe

New hours are:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 .am. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pediatrician also available for appointments.

Discount rates available based on income.
We look forward to serving you and your family.
For more information, call (850) 227-1276, ext. 100

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Richard Alan Baxley
Richard Alan Baxley,54
of Havana died October 11,
2006 at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. Funeral service
will be at 2:00 PM. (EDT) at
Forest Heights Baptist Church
in Tallahassee, with the buri-
al at Green Shade Cemetery
in Decatur County, Georgia.
Family will receive friends from
6 til 8:00 PM. Friday October
13 at Faith Funeral Home
Chapel (850-539-4300) or
(www.faithfuneralhome.com) in
Havana Florida. Richard was
a member of Forest Heights
Baptist Church. And a mem-
ber of the Gadsden Horseman
Association. He was employed
with the City of Tallahassee,
Parks and Recreation
Department. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to
Lutheran Social Services of
North Florida 606 West. 4th
Ave. Suite 2, Tallahassee
Florida 32303-6016 or
Huntington Research Center,
Department of Neurology, Suite
6000 Emory University School
of Medicine 1639 Pierce Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Survivors include; his wife
Gail Hicks Baxley of 34 Years of
Havana. Two daughters Torey
(Husband Walker) of
Metcalf Ga. and Amanda
Baxley ( Fiance) Adam Frasier)
of Havana. His. Mother Mary
Baxley of Port St. Joe, Two
Brothers; Bryan Baxley (wife
Debbie) of Wewahitchka, Danny
Baxley (wife Joyce) of Port St.
Joe., a sister Cindy Baxley of
Port St. Joe, Five nieces and
nephews, and 4 great nieces
and nephews. He was preceded
in Death by his father Robert

B. J. Dillard
B. J. Dillard, 65, of Indian
Pass, passed away Thursday
morning, October 12, 2006 at
her home. A native of Missouri,
she lived here for the past
S4 / years and attended the
first United Methodist Church
where she pla-yed in the Bell
Choir. She was active in Ladles
golf and also Gulf Arts Alliance.
B. J. tried to be a friend to all.
Survivors include her hus-
band, John Dillard of Indian
Pass; their children, Kirk and
Jim, both of Springfield, MO,
Kathie of Kansas, City, MO,
Diane of St. Petersburg, Bill
of Nixa, MO, Jay of Mount
Pleasant, SC, Chris of Bolivar,,
MO, and Gina of Springfield;'
her mother, Hazel. Lawson
of Sparta, MO; her brother,
Ronnie Lawson of Rogersville,
MO; 14 grandchildren; and
many dear friends.
Memorialization will be by
cremation. A memorial service
will,be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Saturday, October 14, 2006,
at the First United Methodist
Church, conducted by the Rev.
Mac Fulcher. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that dona-
tions be made in her memo-
ry to Hospice of the Emerald
Coast, P 0. Box 1520, Lynn
Haven, FL 32444-4611. .
SAll services are. under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Ashton Nicollette Memitt
Ashton Nicollette Merritt,
age 14, of Wewa passed away
from injuries received in a
tragic accident on Saturday
October 7, 2006. On this day,
God received another beautiful
angel for his garden where she
will be embraced by her great-
great grandmother: Esther
Dupree, great grandmoth-
er: Jean Anzualda, her great

grandfather: James Dowling
Danley, and her baby cousin:
Brittaney Wandell. Ashton was
born May 19, 1992. She was
very blessed with having an
enormous amount of family in
her journey through life. She
leaves behind her loving par-
ents: Heather Merritt, Michael
Pabis and Shane Semmes,
grandmother: Dreama Peters
and Uncle Rabbit, Godmother:
Janice Alexander, grandfather
Randy Pitts, great grandmoth-
ers: Geneva Pitts and Helen
Danley, aunt and uncle Amanda
and John McClendon and their
children Duece, Bralyn, Jade,
and Jessi, aunt Dana Coley,
aunt Dena and Ralph Lawson,
and aunt BB. Throughout
her journey, Ashton was also
fortunate to have had made
many friendships that were
dear and her heart. Among
these were Erica Whitfield,
Kristen Stalnaker, Sierra and
Erin Lynn, Mekkaya Langley,
and Maddy McCombs were
her most close and cherished
friends. She is also survived by
many more cousins and close
friends. Ashton will also be
missed by her classmates and
teachers at Wewa High School.
Funeral services for
Ashton were held at 2:00 PM
Thursday October 12, 2006
at the First Baptist Church of
Wewa with Pastor Mike Stroud
officiating. Burial will follow
in Shady Grove Cemetery in
Grand Ridge with Hall Funeral
Home directing. The family will
receive friends from 5-8 PM
Wednesday October 11, 2006
at the First Baptist Church
of Wewa. Those serving as
Pallbearers are: Joey Floyd,
Clark Joyner, Jonathan Sims,
Perez Bellelis, Gary Whitfield,
and Rudy Clintron. Those serv-
ing as Honorary Pallbearers
will be Wewa graduating class
of 2010. Hall Funeral Home
of Altha is in charge of these

Edith Marie Nations
Mrs. Edith Marie Nations,
84, of Wewahitchka, passed
away on Friday, October 13,
2006. She was born in Geneva,
AL, on March 22, 1922, and
moved to Wewa at the age of
12. Mrs. Nations worked with
her husband at the Florida
Engineering Association, Inc.
in Panama City. She was a life-
long member of First Baptist
Church of Wewa, and she loved
to fish, sew, and tend to her
garden. Mrs. nations was a
special lady who dedicated
her life to her husband and
her family. She was preced-
ed in death by, her husband,
Robert B. Nations, Sr., and
five siblings. She is survived
by her three children, Jerri
Linton and husband Hamp of
Wewa, Roberta S. Taylor and
husband Beau! of Lewisville,
Ga., and Robert Nations,. Jr.
of, Wewa; 12 grandchildren,
Michael Harper (Sally), Lisa
Tindell (Todd), Steven Linton
(Sharon), Tony Linton (Kathy),
Michael Linton (Flora), Sherry
McCormick IJimmnil. Myra
Braswell (Tim), Beth McIlrath
(Bill), Buddy Taylor (Karen),
'Jennifer Mathews, (Bryan),
Tracy Nations, and Kelly Butler
(Shawn); 17 great grandchil-
dren; two great great grandchil-
drent and a host of nieces and
Funeral services will be
conducted at 10:00 AM on
.Monday, October 16, 2006,
at First Baptist Church in
- Wewahitchka with the Rev.
Mike Stroud officiating. Burial
will follow in Roberts Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
,at the church on Sunday eve-
ning, October 15, 2006, from
6:00 to 8:00 PM. The following
have been asked to serve as
.pallbearers: Bryan Mathews,
Buddy Taylor, Tim Braswell,
Todd Tindell, Michael Harper,
and Shawn Butler. Honorary
pallbearers will be Louie Davis,
Rossie Sheresh, Eddie Bell,
Noles White, Ada Bozeman,
Gene Goff, Helen Larkin, Mark,
Ruthle Jamerson, Nick Barron,
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Building Fund at First Batpist
Church of Wewa. Expressions
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Georgia Estelle

Dillard Prescott
Georgia Estelle Dillard
Prescott passed away on
October 12, 2006 at her home.
She was born in Altha, FL
to Silas and Irilla Dillard
on December 26, 1914. She
has lived in Wewahitchka, Fl
for over 65 years. A loving
and devoted wife, mother,
grandmother, sister and aunt,
she was very special and loved
by all. She was a member of the
First United Methodist Church
of Wewahitchka. She loved
her family, nature, gardening,
sewing handwork and her
She was preceded in death
byher husband Warren Prescott;
brothers, George Oliver and
Henry Dillard; sisters, Mamie
Lou Wheatley and Sara Belle
Bateman. She is survived
by her daughter,Rebecca
Birmingham and husband
Douglas; two grandchildren,
Matthew Birmingham
and wife Bridget, Judith
Clayton and husband Andy;
three great-grandchildren,
Breanna Clemmons, Emma
Birmingham, and Aubrey
Clayton all of Wewahitchka. She
is also survived by two sisters,
Gertrude Higgins and Minnie
Collins of Altha; special nieces
Sara Joe Wooten and husband
Clayton of Wewahitchka and
Jean Little and husband Lou of
Port St. Joe. Also a special great
niece, Ashley Davidson and
husband Thomas; and great
nephews, Brooke Wooten and

wife Kristin of Wewahitchka,
Jeff Little and wife Melinda
of Atlanta, GA, Scott Little
and wife Brenda of Memphis,
TN; along with several great-
great nieces and nephews;
she is also survived by special
friends, Oletha Bowers and
Tracy Bowers of Wewahitchka.
,Funeral services for
Ms. Georgia will be held on
Saturday, Octoberl4, 2006
at 1:00 p.m.CDT at the First
United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka with the Rev.
Harry Johnson presiding.
Interment will follow in Jehu
Cemetery. There will be no
formal visitation. The family
will be at 216 E. River Road,
Wewahitchka. Memorial Gifts
in her memory can be made
to the First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka at Post
Office Box 265 Wewahitchka,
FL 32465 or Covenant Hospice
107 West 19th Street Panama
City, FL 32405
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

Charles Jacob Robinson
Charles Jacob Robinson,
53, of Wewahitchka, Florida
passed away Saturday, October
14, 2006 at his home in the
loving arms of the Lord and his
family. He was born February
27, 1953 in Great Bend,
Kansas and came to Florida in
1986, where he became a cor-
rectional officer for the state.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Roy and Maxine
Robinson of Port St. Joe.
He is survived by his
six children, their fami-
lies, and four grandchildren:
son Patrick Robinson, his
wife Christine and daughter
Brittany of Panama City; son
Christopher Robinson, his wife
Bianca and their three chil-
dren, Savannah, Christopher
and Patrick of Panama City
Beach; son Anthony Robinson

of Moultrie, GA; sons James
and Jerry Robinson, both of
Mexico Beach; and daughter
Tiffany Nicole Johns of Panama
City Beach. Survivors also
include his sister Jacque Staab
and husband Terry of Beacon
Hill; two brothers, Richard
Robinson and wife Marsha of
Port St. Joe; a lifelong friend,
Wade Kern of Wichita, KS; and
his former wives, Katherine
and Sherry. He was loved and
will be missed by many.
Memorial services will
be held at Westside Baptist
Church at 9:30 a.m. CT on
Tuesday, October 17, 2006,
conducted by the Rev. Derrick
Gerber. Those that wish may
make donations to Emerald
Coast Hospice.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

Marvin Lester Jones
Marvin Lester Jones,
85, of Port St. Joe, passed
away on October 9, 2006,
in a local nursing home. Mr.
Jones served in the Marines,
then took a special assignment
with the Navy, and finished his
assignment with the Army. He
was a member of the VFW and
the American Legion. Mr. Jones
was an avid outdoorsman and
loved to fish. He was active in
the community and was known
for his problem solving skills.
Mr. Jones was an innovator,
and he could fix anything. Mr.
Jones is survived by his wife of
33 years, Myrna Jones, three
sons, Joe Jones of Augusta,
Ga., George Brunner of
Lansing, Mich., and Michael
Brunner of Hudson, Fl., two
daughters, Janice Douglas,
and Judy Herring, both of Deer
Point Lake, three sisters, Mary
Morris of Panama City, Virniece
Martines of Bonifay, and Marie
Davis of Sulfer, LA.
Graveside services and

interment took place on October
12, 2006, in the Sumatra
Cemetery. Expressions of
sympathy may be submitted
and viewed on our website:

Seable W. Perry
Mrs. Seable W. Perry
age 80 of Marianna, Florida
passed away Wednesday
afternoon, October 11, 2006 at
the Jackson County Hospital
in Marianna, Florida. Mrs.
Perry was born on April: *9,
1926 in Calhoun County. She
retired with the St. Joe Paper
Company as secretary with
over 20 years of service. Seable
moved back to Marianna in
1975 coming from Port St. Joe.
She was a member of the Long
Ave. Baptist Church in Port S,t.
Joe, Florida. Mrs. Perry was
preceded in death by her sister,
Jewel Dean Harris of Bristol,
Survivors include:
5 Brothers-Leste-r
Williams of -Marianna, Fla;
Chester Williams of Presque
Isle, Maine; Alvin Williams of
Marianna, Fla.; Lloyd Willianis
of Blountstown, Fla.; Kenneth
Williams of Marianna, Fla.
2 Sisters-Lodean Tate '6f
Marianna, Fla.; Lorene Smith
of Chipley, Fla.
Several Nieces alid
Funeral services will 1,e
held Sunday, October 15, 2006
at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) from the
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Mt.
Olive Cemetery in Altha, Fla.
The family will receive friends
Saturday, October 14, 2006
from 6:00.p.m. (CDT) until 8:0,0
p.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral
Home. All arrangements ar,e
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, Fla.

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PSJ Pumpkin Patch Returns!
Sale begins October 16 Jeff Whitty, Minister (
with all proceeds to benefit Music and Youth, envisione
youth group the idea last year, and locate
The youth group of First the supplier who deliver
United Methodist Church about one-third of a sem
announces the return of last truck load. Last year's sal
year's popular "Port St. Joe proceeds have funded yout
-Pumpkin Patch," with all pro- events, for kids from a
ceeds, benefiting community across the community, suc
.youth activities. The Pumpkin as the. recent Back-to-Schoc
Patch will be open October Youth Day, with inflatable
16-31 (Monday-Saturday), and games, as well as other
,from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each activities.
day. Whitty says the pumpki
-. Deborah Loyless, truck will arrive, Saturda3
Children's Minister, says pric- October 14, at 4p.m. Eastern
es will range from $3 up to and the youth would apprec
*$20. "We'll have hundreds of ate anyone that could corn
pumpkins of all sizes, even out for an hour to help unloac
decorative gourds and swan "It's really a lot of fun, if we g(
neck gourds," said Loyless. enough people," Said Whitt
"We really hope all of our citi- To volunteer to help, call th
zens will come out and sup- church at 227-1724.
port us. It's a great place for
family photos and we'll have Fall Festival Beach Baptis
storytelling for the kids."
Children, Come on(
Come all tofour Fall Festiva
ot ^hir Free admission. Saturday Oc
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We will have lots of free fam
The Community Choir fly fun, refreshments, Game,
'has been post-phoned until and Prizes.
a later date. Please check the Join us at Beach Baptis
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and time. St. Joe Reach


The family of Martin Bowman would
like to thank you, dear friends, for all your
prayers, kindness, and love shown to us.
What a comfort and blessing you have been
to us during this difficult time. We can't
thank you enough for all you have done.
May God bless you all.
Elsie Bowman and family

e The family of Nicholas Lewis would
"like to thank everyone for their support
and prayer during his injury and sur-
'gery. Please continue to keep him in your
'prayers. Recovery will be several months
and he will have to endure another surgery
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Again, thank you all!
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The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

Pastor: James Wiey
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip
disciples for the increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL

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community know what's
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Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Conteniporay Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
S i.. ,. 7:00p.m.
\ All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Minister of Music/Youth
Deborah Loylss
Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Add A Little

More Salt
Separate yourself from
the world,
Or you'll be no good to
You'll never be a witness
to the world,
If you travel the road they
To see a Christian's
actions and behold his daily
Will be far more convinc-
ing than to merely hear him
Let the Holy Spirit lead
you and guide each step
Let your light shine for
That the lost might find
the way.
Stay willing and available,
read the word and pray.
Try to be the salt that. fla-
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Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
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St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
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Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)

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SudqiyWrshlipSeirke: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sundq School: 10:15 a.m. CST
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The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

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(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
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We meet at ~ 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"



9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
, Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue _)

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting.& Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trnsteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation tojoin us in worship. God bless youd
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

'First Baptist Church-)
Brent Vickery, Pastor'
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Studenms
Sunday School . . . . .. 9-45 am
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11.00 am
Disciple Training ............... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. . . .... 700 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting . ... 6-30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devolion on 105.5 FM. 7-49 am ET

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach-
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.:
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages) ,
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times centrally
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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.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


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8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
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Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church

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Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday -
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691









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Meeting Schedule for Local
Gulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a month,
typically the second Tuesday of the month,
though during the summer that schedule is
subject to change. Meetings are typically con-
ducted at district offices located on Middle
School Drive in Port St. Joe, though dur-
ing the school year the board conducts one
monthly meeting at high schools at each end
of the county.
Postings of all School Board regular
and special meetings and workshops can be
found at the district offices.
City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission

conducts regular meetings twice a month, on
the first and third Tuesdays of the month at
6 p.m. ET in the Commission meeting room
on the second floor of City Hall on Cecil G.
Costin Blvd. near Reid Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regular
and special meetings and workshops can be
found at City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
on the second and fourth Mondays of each
month at 6 p.m. CT in the first floor meeting
room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regular
and special meetings and workshops can be
found at City Hall on Second Street.

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Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
at 6 p.m. ET on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month in the Commission
meeting room located in the Robert Moore
Administrative Building next to the County
Courthouse on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops ca~ be found at the
Robert Moore Administrative Building.
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council con-
ducts its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
CT on the second Tuesday of each month in
the Civic Center located behind the business
district on 30t and 31st Streets.

Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at City
Hall, located on 14'1 Street, or the Civic
County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting,
typically during the lunch hour of the first
Tuesday of the month at Sunset Coastal
Grill. For more information contact the EDC
at 229-1901.

A note to civic organizations and
other groups in the area: submit mebt-
ing times and locations to the news-
paper and we will publish them each
week on this page.

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we're proud to host the con-
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Center. From November 10-12,
we'll be bringing you over 30
in-depth workshops, including
intensive four-hour interactive
workshops, a Young Writers
program and numerous net-
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professional agents, authors,
acquisition editors and pub-

Four-hour intensive work-
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Raleigh Pinskey, Dan Poynter,
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publishing worlds!
A Day of Learning
Get ready to expand your
mind, hone your skills and
challenge yourself. Saturday
begins an intensive day of
programming, with over 16
workshops to choose from.
Whatever your writing plat-
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for you. Brush up on basics,
engage your internal editor,
learn to write from a different
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Networking and agents
Throughout the weekend,
we offer multiple chances to
talk with authors and literary
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for a ten minute interview
with an agent or acquisitions
editor. Pitch your project! Get
your name out to some of the
hottest names in the field! Sit
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your favorite authors and pre-
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Young Writers Program
This year, we're thrilled
to offer a track of programs
especially for young writers
and their parents. These inter-
active workshops will help
future writers find their voice,
learn about what educational
options and careers are out
there for writers, and give our
young authors the chance to
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under the guidance of profes-
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For more information and
to register for this weekend of
living, learning and network-
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what you feel, because those
who mind don't matter, and
those who matter don't mind."
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Florida's First Call for Help
is Now Searchable on the
Who do you call when
you suspect a child is being
abused? Who do you turn
to when your electricity has
been turned off because you
are unable to pay the bill?
The answers to these ques-
tions. and many more are now
available online by visiting
the United Way of Northwest
Florida Web site at www.unit-
An 'extension to United
Way's First Call for Help, the
online database provides free
access to. confidential social
service information and refer-
ral. The searchable database
gives people greater access to
health and human services
by making it easier for them
to find out where to go for
their particular problem or

Military speakers available
Looking for a speak-
er for your next community
function? Tyndall has a base
speaker's bureau to provide
speakers in the. community
free of charge. Subjects can
range from general military
to a specific topic. For more
information or to arrange a
speaker, contact 325th Fighter
Wing public affairs office at


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at www.unitedwaynwfl.org,
someone who needs help is
able to search through federal,
state, and local government
agencies; community-based
and private non-profit organi-
zations throughout Northwest
Florida. The site can also be
used as a resource for indi-
viduals or corporations inter-
ested in seeking help for their
employees or giving help to the
~ "We knew that people
needed help at times other
than normal business 'hours',
so we felt that this would be
a good addition to the First
Call for Help information
and referral service that we
have been providing for many
years," stated Ed Richards,
president of United Way of
Northwest Florida. "This
online database allows people
to determine who to call when

Retiree Appreciation Day
Tyndall hosts. Retiree
Appreciation Day 'on Nov. 4.
Events include base mission
tours, free health screen-
ings, and Base Exchange and
Commissary specials for retir-
ees. To sign up for the base
tour, call 283-4204.

Bonita Bay flea market'
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market will be 7 a.m., to I1


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need help."
Examples of needs thAt
may be searched:
Domestic abuse *
Medical referrals 1
Drug abuse treatment
Financial assistance
In addition to the online
database, people may sill
call First Call for Help and
speak confidentially to trained
staff and volunteers to receive
referral information. The
office is open Monda% through
Thursday from 8:00 a.m. ..to
4:30 p.m. and Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. First
Call for Help may be reached
by calling 215-6611 from ]y
County or toll-free at (800)
696-8740 from Calhofin,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson or
Washington Counties,
p.m. Oct. 21 in the Bonita Bay
parking lot and pavilion area.
Those interested in selling
items in the flea market must
register for space and tables
by Oct. 15. Used rental equip-
ment from Outdoor Recreatibn
will also be available for pur-
chase. To participate' in the
event or for more informatloti,
call 283-3199.

Library Happenings
Gulf Cotuwty Public Library
Corner ,
Port St. Joe Branch .229-
,S 79 .-,
Hours Open: Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Friends of the Library Meeting
First Monday of Every Month
at 5:30 p.m. Come join us!
Friends of Library Book Sate
Third Saturday of E'vesy
Month- 10-2 p.m. *

Upcoming events
Book sale: October 21, 20064
Dedication and Open House
of the Alfred 1. Dupont Florics
History and Genealogy Cente :
October 25. 2006. 2-4 p.m.




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Music by the Bay, Each Thursday in Frank Pate Park,
'b rt St. Joe
Annual Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, October
-7, Wewahitchka
Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival,
)ctober 6-8, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserves, Port
"it. Joe
Annual Art and Wine Festival, October 21, Driftwood
ann, Mexico Beach
Downtown Trick or Treat, October 31, Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe
The Oyster Spat Festival, Oct. 6- 8, St. George
Apalachicola Community Yard Sale, Oct. 7,
3rd Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber Golf
Tournament, Oct. 11, St. James Bay Golf Course,
Lanark Village

Dixie Does Nashville, Part Deux, Songwriters in the
Round, Oct. 13-14, Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola

43rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5,
Battery Park, Apalachicola
4th Annual Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-11, Dixie Theatre,
Annual Christmas Celebration, Nov. 24, Downtown
Historic Apalachicola

Christmas on the Coast, December 1-21, Downtown
Port St. Joe
Island Lights, Dec. 1, St. George Island
Holiday Fresh Market, Dec. 2, Apalachicola
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Annual
Boat Parade of Lights, Dec. 9, Timber Island Yacht
Club, Carrabelle
Celebration of Lights, Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Dec. 2
Celebrate Safe, Celebrate Twice, December 31, St.
Joe Beach and Mexico Beach

Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: Fax To: Be sure to put Community News as the
The Star/Community Events (850) 227-7212 subject when mailing.
P.O. Box 308 Email To: Announcements are limited to 50 words,
Port St Joe, FL 32457 starnews@starfl.com and will run for a maximum of 4 weeks.

Port St. Joe Garden Club Coming Events
The Port St. Joe Garden Club will have its program CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDENS on November 18,,2006 from 1:00-4:00
PM at the Club building on 8th Street. The Garden Club has been renovated and you will be able to see what we have done. We
-hope you will like it so please come and enjoy CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDENS with Garden Club members. The program will
,include designers and you will be able to pick up some ideas for your own Christmas decorating. Door prizes will be awarded
ds well as the Garden Club ladies wil treat you to their special Christmas goodies after the program. Tickets are $10-but $12 at
Sthe door. See any Garden Club member and come and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas splendor. See you on Nov. 18.

Panhandle Piecemakers' Quilt Show
When: Saturday, October 28, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
Where: St James Episcopal Church, PSJ
Admission is FREE
View beautiful, antique and contemporary quilts
Free quilting demonstrations offered by club members



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Fish Fry
The Democratic Executive
Committee of Gulf County will
b1e hosting a free fish fry on
"Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4 6
-p.m. at Frank Pate Park in Port
,St. Joe.
The featured speaker will
'be Janice Lucas, Democratic
candidate for state representa-
tive, District 6.

1st Annual Buddy Walk
for Downs Syndrome
SAction Up with Downs
A" Frank Brown Park
Panama City Beach, FL
October 21, 2006
For more information
Please contact
-. Joyce (850) 596-0649
Or Elaine (850) 527-6766
"' Email: ActionUpWithDow
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Quilt Show
There will be a Quilt
Show on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, February 1, 2
and 3, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. at the Robertsdale
United Methodist Church,
Highway 59, Robertsdale,
Over 300 quilts will be
creatively displayed with
antiques and collectibles.
There will be old quilts, new
quilts, simple quilts, and
elaborate quilts. Some quilts

will have been made by begin-
ners and other quilts by expe-
rienced quilters.
A Soup, Salad and
Dessert Lunch will be avail-
able from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. Also during this same
time the Jam 'N Folks will
play folk music featuring
stringed instruments.
Vendors with quilting sup-
plies will be on hand for your
selection. Bring your scis-
sors, as there will be Scissors
Sharpening available.
Costs are $5.00 Quilt
Show and $5.00 Lunch.

Proceeds will go to
Mission Projects local, nation-
al and international.
Betty Gwaltney 251-947-
Robertsdale United
Methodist Church
Peggy Wilcox 251-228-
(251)947-4602 or
Mary Barnhill 251-964-

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Port St. Joe

October 26
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November 2
John Mazzanovich
Sponsored by:
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November 9
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Overstreet Fire Dept. Fish Fry
Thursday Oct. 19
6:30 P.M. Overstreet Fire Dept.
Community Meeting to discuss the new Overstreet Water System
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Officers Mike Nobles and
Jim Moore were on land patrol
in the woods off Old Bicycle
Road when they encountered
four male subjects in a vehi-
cle. Officer Nobles spotted a
clear plastic bag on the vehi-
cle's back seat that contained
approximately 13 grams of
cannabis. The owner of the
contraband was cited for the
Officers David Erdman
and David Brady were tar-
geting kingfish vessels when
a subject from Georgia was
stopped and found in posses-

On October 11, at approx-
imately 12:15 a.m. James
Howard Williams, Jr, age 44,
of Tallahassee, Florida, was
placed under arrest for driving
under the influence (refusal)
and possession of a controlled
substance. Williams was
stopped due to erratic driv-
ing and unlawful speed. Upon
making contact with the offi-
cer a strong odor of alcoholic
beverage was detected com-
ing from Williams. Williams
completed several roadside
assessments, which indicated
he was impaired .by alcohol.
Williams was arrested and
refused to give breath samples
as required by law. Officers
als6 located prescription med-
ications, on Williams which
he could not produce a valid
prescription for these medica-
tions. Williams was transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail.
On October 11, at
approximately 10:03 p.m.
Gregory S. Barnett. age 23.
of WewahLtchka, Florida was

sion of ten undersized king-
fish. The appropriate cita-
tions were issued.
On the opening day of
dove season, Officers Jeff
Gager and Mike Nobles, along
with Reserve Officer Joey
Miles, found a field that had
been baited with millet that
had been recently broadcast
on unturned ground. No one
came to shoot the field on
opening day, but the next day,
Officer Nobles and Lt. Jay
Chesser returned to find a
group at the beginning of their
shoot. The landowner was
identified and he admitted to

arrested for failure to sign a
traffic citation.
Barnett was cited for
playing loud music where as
after the officer asked Barnett
to sign the citation and he
refused. Barnett's refusal to
sign a traffic citation result-
ed in his arrest. Barnett was
transported to the Gulf County
On October 13, at approx-
imately 8:50 p.m. George
Bryant age 33, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested on a warrant for
sell of "crack" cocaine. Bryant
was arrested and transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
On October 15, at approx-
imately 11:23 p.m. Brent E.
Morrison, age 32, of Fairfield,
Ohio was arrested for driv-
ing with a suspended drivers
Morrison was stopped for
a traffic violation and during
the stop the officer discovered
that his license was suspend-
ed. Morrison twas transported
to the Gulf Count Jail.

spreading the millet. A cita-
tion was issued to the land-
owner for the violation and
one other citation was issued
to one of the hunters for no
hunting license.

On October 6, at approxi-
mately 12:15 a.m. Officers
Travis Huckeba and Don
Walker saw two persons
onboard a small vessel deploy
what appeared to be some
kind of net. The two officers
maneuvered their patrol ves-
sel and intercepted the sus-
pect vessel. The officers dis-

On October 15, at approx-
imately 11:19 p.m. Antonus D.
Peas,e age 44, of Panama City,
was arrested for driving with a
suspended license.
Pease was stopped for a
traffic violation and was found
to be operating a vehicle with a
suspended license. Pease was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.

DUI Soibriety Checkpoints
The Port St. Joe Police
Department, Gulf County
SheriffDepartment and Florida
Highway Patrol are commit-
ted to promoting safety for
all citizens. The goal of these
law enforcement agencies is
to ensure everyone using the
highway and roadway system
in Gulf County may do so safe-
ly and to provide a deterrent
for those who violate laws.
Enforcement is a tool to facili-
tate the achievement of this
safety. Recognizing that'alco-
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covered that the two subjects
were fishing an illegal gillnet
in state waters. The suspects
were written appropriate cita-
tions; the net and 270 pounds
of fish were seized.
On October 9, Lt. Phil
Messer and Officers Percy
Cook, Carmon Brownell and
Steven Cook worked an oyster
detail from Catpoint Bar to 13
Mile Bar in the Apalachicola
Bay. Several oyster-related
and boating-related citations
were issued as well as numer-
ous written warnings.

many crashes resulting in a
fatality mandates unwavering
attention. Reducing death and
injury associated with impaired
drivers is one of the most
important objectives of this
group. The State of Florida,
Gulf County, and the City of
Port St. Joe provide the road-
way as a benefit to the public
at large. Consequently, these
agencies seek to safeguard all
drivers through the use of non-
intrusive checkpoints to detect
and remove impaired drivers
from the road. The use of the
Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint,
public education and enforce-
ment are combined to achieve
and enhance the reduction in
deaths and injuries caused by
impaired vehicle operators.
These law enforcement
agencies are dedicated to
aggressive DUI law enforce-
ment. Zero tolerance of DUI's
continue to be a top priority
for law enforcement officers.



enforcement officers from We
Port St. Joe Police Department
and Gulf County Sheriff Office
were dispatched to the public
boat ramp located in Port
St. Joe, under the George
Tapper Bridge on the Highland
View side of the canal. This
response was in reference to
two people being stabbed with
a knife. Local law enforcement
began a joint investigation in
reference to these reported
stabbings where both victims
were transported by EMS to
Bay Medical Hospital due to
the severity of the injuries
sustained during this attack.
The victims were identified
as a male, age 57, and a male,
13 years of age. The victims
were fishing in this area and
were confronted by two white
males. After an exchange of
words a physical altercation
began leaving both victims in


describect as white mes-
in their early 60's with gy
hair. The suspect's vehicles
a small champagne colodi
two-door newer model trik
with a silver toolbox attacl-
in the bed. This investigate
has uncovered strong leas
into this attempted murd7
investigation. Charges a
pending awaiting the conditiL,.
of the victims.
If anyone has as. a
information regarding .th'
crime please contact the Poi(
St. Joe Police Department a
(850) 229-8265.

Crist Promotes Free

Wireless AMBER Alerts

Program, Encourages

Floridians to Subscribe

Attorney General Charlie
Crist today announced that
his office is helping bring free-
Wireless AMBER Alerts to
more Floridians, making it
easier for citizens to assist in,
efforts to locate abducted chil-
dren. Crist said the Attorney
General's website 'will now
feature a 'direct link to sign
up for the free wireless ser-
vice, in a move designed to
raise public awareness of the
Wireless AMBER Alerts initia-'
tive and encourage Floridians
to subscribe to the service.
The Attorney General's
Office is joining with The
Wireless Foundation, the
National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children@
(NCMEC) and the U.S.,
Department of Justice to pro-
mote the Wireless AMBER
Alerts initiative. The AMBER
Alert program was created
in 1997 when Dallas-Fort
Worth broadcasters teamed
up with local law enforcement
to develop an early warn-
ing system to find abducted
children. The program has
grown so that now 90 percent,
of Americans with wireless.
devices may receive local-
ized AMBER Alerts as free
text messages, instantly rais-
ing awareness of recent child
abductions and often produc-
ing valuable information on
the child's whereabouts.
"Every minute a child
is missing is a minute too,
long," said Crist. "We must
take every action possible to
help ensure that children are
safely returned to their loved
ones as quickly as possible.

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AMBER stands for
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Emergency Response" 'andi
was also named after Amber
Hagerman, the Texas girl
whose abduction and murder '
led to creation of the Alert
"It is our. hope that
by enlisting the more than
13 million Florida wireless
subscribers in the Wireless
AMlBER MAlets Initiative, we
can greatly increase the likeli-
hood of recovering an abduct-
ed child during this criti-
cal time period," said Steve
Largent, president and CEO of
CTIA-The Wireless Association
and president of The Wireless/
Foundation. "Wireless tech-
nology has given us the abil-
ity to become the guardian
angels of our communities,
and I urge Florida residents
everywhere to sign up today."
"We can all help keep chil-
dren safer by participating
in the free Wireless AMBER
Alerts program," added Ernie
Allen, NCMEC president ani
CEO. "To' date, more than-
300 children have been suc-
cessfully recovered as a direct;
result of an AMBER Alert,i
and we hope to bring event
more children home with the
help of Florida's citizens." 'j
Subscribers can sigr
up for free text message
alerts through the Attorney
General's home page at http:
www.myfloridalegal.com- or
through the Wireless AMBER
Alerts home page at hLttp.
Crist encouraged Floridians
to access the site and sub-
scribe to the program in an
effort to continue keeping
Florida's children safe.

Gulf County Beaches'
Volunteer Fire Department
is having a membership
drive. If you are
interested in joining,
a committed group in
serving your community
please come by on any
Monday night
at 7:00 PM EST to
the Beaches Fire Station
at 7912 Alabama Street,
St. Joe Beach and fill out
an application.

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every reunion.
Many of the boys had
leave school and actually lea'
France if they were about
turn 18 years old, Shirley sai
because France conscript(
any young men, regardless
nationality, into the Frenc
army and made them serve
French soldiers if they were c
French soil on their eighteen'
The group now holds pei
odicc European reunions ar
-fiore frequent class reunion
.The gathering at the Rich
-'house was a reunion for tt
-class of '56.
Over There...
There were two groups
,,students at Rochefort, wh
.they laughingly called "tow
Skies" and "dormies."
"Townies" were student
who lived in Rochefort an
several of the surrounding
little villages, said Blackwel
ivho herself was a "townie."
"We took a military bus
.school and back every day, s
we didn't live in the dorms, bi
we had homes near enough
that everybody could visit."
"Dormies" in the schoc
compound during the wee]
because their homes, or whe]
their parents lived, were tc
far away to travel back an
forth each day.
Life at the school would
A be considered bleak by today
teen standards, accordir
to all descriptions, but to
person, the former student
seemed to have loved it.
"One reason we're such
close-knit group is that we a
Jived in dorms," said Shirle
"It was a very different expert
ence for teens than what teer
today have."
"Each night we wer
locked in the compound," sai
Lydia Dashner.
"The compound was su:
-.rounded by barbed wire an
-.-armed American soldiers.
,,never knew if it was all to kee
the girls in or the G.I.s out
ishe laughed.
The precautions were nec
'essary because France was sti
-"devastated from World War I
and the U.S. military took pro
r'.'tection of its personnel an
--,their children seriously.
Life at school was run i
..military fashion, if the schec
ule soumon, saved in-a scrap
book was any indication. Bi
-. 'despite the military presence
the military accommodation
-"and scrutiny, to a person th
"alums of Rochefort America
'High School said they wer
.- "We were happier a
.school than at home," Shirle
said bluntly. 'Alcohol was
S.big problem in the military
'then, and lots of us had par
-ents who drank or argued
'lot." Alums listening were noc
'ding their heads. 'At schoc
'.we had a great support sys
-,otem. Everybody hated to se
iAit end."
'.,, "We didn't really apprec:
,ate what we were going through
', until we looked back on it,
mq inused Tony Simon. He als
-tememibered that even though
there was some alcohol o:
-- .campus from time to time
Si there were absolutely no drug
i;.anywhere in the compound
or druguse among any of th
-students...,,, ,.. ,,.
"Our dads were in the mil
'iftary and any consequence
Trom"' our actions rebounded
-, 't6 our dads," said Shirley. "W
felt a responsibility not to ge
a'%them into trouble with their
S- .conummanding officers."
An... "ad we all knew if w
got caught, we'd get whipped,
.. laughed Gene.
':- Teenagers often rotate
into Roclhetort from othe
Europeani U.S. military school
like a girl remembered a
She came to Rochefor
from what the others called
a "fancy' school in Frankfuri
-"Ger nany. "She had books a
her school." somebody laughed
remembering that when Jenn'
.-arriv'ed at Rochefort. she crie<
.T*fbr several days because th
School seemed primitive t,
Usher. But she soon fit right In
as did each student who cam
'through the front gate.
S "At Rochefort we had ti
wait weeks for books," recalled

Genle Dashner. "But at leas
we had beds Army cots anm
'The cots, he explained ha<
three-inch mattresses and th
,dorms were old Army Quonse
.''huts; heated initially ,by bi,
black pot-bellied stoves, whici
soldiers stoked each evening
'The stoves were 'replace<
Sby off heaters, then a boile.

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room was built and radiators
to installed in the dorms. And
ve the three-inch thick mattress-
to es were replaced by six- inch
d, mattresses.
ed Each day the dorms were
of inspected by dorm masters
ch and mistresses, "so we couldn't
as be messy," added Lydia.
Dn But even though armed
th soldiers were a constant pres-
ence and daily inspections
ri- were de rigeur, the Rochefort
id teens were still teenagers.
s. "We still managed to have
's two panty raids, someone
he laughed."
And, as Shirley recalled,
on her class's last night of
school, just before graduation
of day, the boys sneaked over to
at the girls' dorm and she her-
n- self cut the window screen so
she and Bob could kiss each
ts other.
id In 1998, at the European
ig reunion in France, Shirley and
11, Bob were married in Rochefort
by the town's mayor. The civil
to service was performed in the
so marriage room in the town
ut hall, and the mayor evidently
gh issued an open invitation to
the town, since "lots of French
ol people came," laughed Shirley.
k, "They thought it was very
re romantic."
0o She recalled the change
id in the town's appearance on
that happy occasion. "When
.d we went' back in 1998, the
's town had been painted, flow-
ig ers were everywhere, and all
a the buildings had been rebuilt.
ts In the 1950s everything was
a Even though Bob could not
ll be at the reunion, Blackwell
y. made a point to recognize all
i- the spouses.
Is "If we all didn't have such
great spousal support, we
re couldn't go to these reunions,"
id she said. And the spouses are
ardent members of the mutual
r- admiration society.
d "These Rochefort alums
I are a great bunch of people,"
p agreed Marilyn Cornelius,
," whose husband Charles is an
alum. She laughingly told the
c- inside joke pertaining to the
ll freely used title; "S.O.B," short-

To the Voters of District 5:

Thank you for electing me to
serve on the Gulf County School
Board. I am honored to serve and
ask for your support as I begin to
work for our school system later in
I want to publicly say thank youl
to Mrs. Charlotte Pierce for the way
she handled her campaign.

John Wright

hand for "Spouses Of Brats."
"Otherwise, we [the spous-
es] wouldn't let them call us
"I don't know anyone I've
ever met in my life who looks
forward to their high school
reunions like we do," said
The lessons learned dur-
ing their time at Rochefort

American High School have
stayed with all of them, they
said as a group. "It wasn't just
what we learned from books,"
explained Tony. "We learned
to get along with people. We
learned to accept people for
who and what they were, no
matter their background, and
to enjoy ourselves, as we still

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Florida State University
has long been a leader in
promoting mediation, as a
means of conflict resolution,
and this year the university
will continue that commitment
during its annual celebration
of Mediation Day.
FSU will host more than
200 young peer mediators
for "Let's Talk About It,"
one of the only events in the
country focusing on training
elementary, middle and
high school students in peer
mediation. The event will
take place on Thursday, Oct.
19, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in
the Oglesby Union Ballroom,
located in the Oglesby
Student Union. After opening
statements from Fred Lewis,
chief justice of the Florida
Supreme Court, participants
will attend workshops is areas
such as anger management,
listening respectfully and the
importance of diversity that
will train them to use peer
mediation to resolve conflict.
This year's celebration is
unique due to the large number

Molly Etheridge, daughter of Tim and Linda Etheridge
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will contribute their time and
effort to the event. Members
of the Education Learning
Community will be working
with participating students,
and giving them feedback on
their performances.
"Peer mediation is very
important, especially for
school age children," said
Julianna Hendley, a member
of the Education Learning
FSU Peer Mediation Club. "We
are showing them techniques
and ideas to handle their own
problems and to learn to be
better communicators."
Director of the Education
Learning Community, John
Bruno, agreed.
"My mediation skills
have profoundly affected
my teaching, my ability to
communicate and listen
effectively, my personal
relationships and my ability to
counsel students and teachers,"
Bruno said. "I am hopeful
that these children will also
continue to promote peaceful
solutions to conflicts."

ElImer on the
Chancellor's Honor Roll
Susan Elizabeth Ellmer.
was listed on the Chancellor's
Honor Roll at the University
of Mississippi for the Spring
2006 semester. A grade point
average of from 3.75 through
4.0 is required of full-time
students carrying at least 12
semester hours lor listing on
the Cliancellor's Honor Roll.

"Popular Pops And Classical Classics'
Concert At GCCC
The Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay, a GCCC music program
partner, will be presenting "Popular Pops and Classical Classicsr'
concert on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amelia
Center Theatre at Gulf Coast Community College. Admission.is
ten dollars for adults and five dollars for students under eigli-
The St. Andrew Bay orchestra will perform various sym-
phonic tunes by several famous composers. Selections will
include musical compositions by Georges Bizet, Hector Berlioz,
Antonin Dvorak, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Jean Sibelius, Johann
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The Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay will be conducted by Eddie
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to the concert.
For additional information, call 872-3886.

Educator Preparation Institute Inaugural
Graduation October 19, 2006 at Gulf Coast

Community College
The Educator Preparation
Institute (EPI), at Gulf Coast
Community College will hold
its inaugural graduation cer-
emony on October 19, 2006.
The graduation ceremony will
be held at 6:30 p.m., in the
Student Union East Conference
Center on campus. A recep-
tion will follow graduation.
Twenty students have
completed all coursework,
passed their certification
exams and have. a Statement
of Status of Eligibility from
the FLDOE. Currently 60% of
the EPI graduates have already
found employment, and have
been placed in various schools
as teachers with the Florida
Department of Education.
Lorna Bowman, an EPI
student who will gradu-
ate Thursday, quit her high
demand, low paying-manage-
ment job to fulfill her dream
of teaching. In EPI she learned
a wide variety of strategies
to help students to succeed
which included how to manage
a classroom to promote learn-
ing, how to implement new
technologies in today's .class-
rooms, how to plan lessons
and evaluate student learn-
ing, what makes a successful
teacher, and what to expect
going into the teaching profes-
"Through EPI, I was
given a chance to work with a
National Board Certified men-
tor teacher and gain valuable
insight in how to work with
your students to get positive
results." Bowinan said. "Today.
nearly a year from the day that
I first heard about EPI, I am a
fully certified Florida middle
grades mathematics educator
at Everitt Middle School in
Panama City and I teach five'
classes of Pre-Algebra each
day. The EPI has given me the
skills and knowledge to eas-
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manager to professional edu-
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valuable contacts for future
reference and guidance in the
form of dedicated staff and
The EPI is a "hybrid"
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of nine classes taken through
a mixture of online and face-
to-face traditional classroom
sessions. The program is
designed for college graduates
interested in beginning a career
in teaching, as well as select',
practicing educators seeking
to fulfill their temporary teach-
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The Gulf Coast Community
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It's a situation that no one
desires to be in. A situation
that strikes concern to the
very core of our humanity.
The sudden cardiac arrest of
a loved one. However, when
faced with this situation the
gripping question tends to be,
-"What do I do?"
Over the past four weeks
that was the question that
100+ students at Port St.
Joe High School asked
In a collaborative
effort between Gulf County
Schools, Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services,
'and Bay Medical Center,
,these students were exposed,
'hands-on, to the reality of
"being a "HeartSaver".
What does it mean to
.be a "HeartSaver"? It means
knowing the life saving
skills of Cardio Pulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR), knowing
how to use an Automated
External Defibrillator (AED),
and knowing how to recognize

and treat the most common
life threatening emergencies.
The Port St. Joe High
School students were the
Life / Health Skills and
Graduation Option students
of Mrs. Rachel Crews. For a
full month, Mrs. Crews and
Port St. Joe High's Principal
Duane McFarland opened
their doors and schedules
for an amazing opportunity.
Training Port St. Joe's next
generation to save lives.
The students put forth
a tremendous effort, passing
weekly written tests, spending
countless hours in the lab, and
applying their new learned
skills in multiple hands-on
scenarios. Scenarios that
tested each student physically
and mentally, with scenes
ranging from school violence
to auto accidents.
The students learned the
lifelong valuable skills of CPR
for all age groups; infants,
children, and adults. In a
presentation on Tuesday,

October 10, at PSJ High,
Tim Wilder, Gulf County's
Superintendent of Schools
reminded the students
that "anyone of them could
become a hero at any time"
and "to hold on to these
skills" while thanking them
for their participation as the
pilot class of "HeartSavers".
Shane McGuffin,
Director of Gulf Co. EMS,
also applauded the students,
efforts and reminded them
that, "These skills are a
beginning step into the open
door of the medical field". 104
students were. awarded their
well earned American Heart
Association HeartSaver CPR
certification cards. The cards,
which are valid for two full
years, were provided by Bay
Medical Center and presented
by Meredith Green, Public
Relations representative, at
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Ed Heats It


Cynde Aaron
Contributing Writer
Ed Creamer loves to eat
raw oysters with a good hot
sauce and after nearly 70 years,
he believes he has found the
best oysters and the best sauce
... right in his own backyard.
Born in the early 1930s
and raised in Port St. Joe and
Indian Pass, Creamer became
familiar with oysters both as
a delicacy and as a source of
"The only kind of work
my daddy did was mullet fish,
oyster, and work in the seafood
business," says Creamer. "He
ran the oyster house for the
Indian Pass Seafood Company.
Part time he drove a school bus
but his main livelihood during
my life was seafood."
When Creamer was 12
years old his family moved
back to Port St. Joe, to the
area known as Oak Grove. His
father, familiar with the sea-
food business, decided to har-
vest and peddle his own catch.
"He always owned his own
boat, not a big one, just a
small one," Creamerexplained.
"He'd load his truck down with
fish, oysters, and shrimp and
go peddle them all up in the
During the summers
Creamer would help fish on his
father's gill net skiff. The work
was long and hard. Although
he enjoyed the water and the
bounties that came from within
it, Creamer decided that fish-
ing was not for him.
"There are two things I will
never do again. One is never
mullet fish on a gill net skiff

and the other is wear long han-
dled underwear," says Creamer
with a laugh. "I used to have to
wear those as a kid. My moth-
er would make me keep them
on until July, afraid I'd catch a
cold if I took them off."
Admittedly, he has kept
his word and never returned
to either.
Creamer enlisted in the
United States Navy and served
on the U.S.S. El Dorado. His
first cruise took him to Japan,
Hong Kong, Guam, Formosa,
and the Philippines. At each
of the stops he would take the
opportunity to experience the
local cuisine, especially the hot
sauces and oysters, if they had
"I've always been a lover of
hot sauce," declares Creamer.
"I've eaten hot sauce every-
where I've been. In the Navy
I'd try oysters and I'd eat hot
sauce on them. I'd make a
mental note of what I'd seen on
the label of these hot sauces."
Later, these mental notes
would prove valuable as he
experimented with his own hot
sauce creations.
After returning to the
United States, Creamer mar-
ried his high school sweetheart,
Dorothy Sealey.
"When she graduated, we
married and I carried her back
to California," Creamer boasts.
After a two years, the Navy
ordered Creamer to Maryland
where once again he encoun-
tered two of his favorite foods.
"They unloaded oysters
within rock throwing distance
from my house," describes
Creamer. "They didn't have
a few buckets or a few bags;
they had tons of them on the

boat. I'd go down there and
they'd get to know me. We'd
drink a few beers together. (He
chuckles) They'd give me all
the oysters I wanted."
Not only were Creamer and
his wife supplied with oysters,
but Maryland offered unique
hot sauces that Creamer found
quite flavorful.

"They put all kinds of stuff
in hot sauce that I'd never
heard of," he explained. "I got
into some of that. When I got
back home, I started playing
with it."
Experimenting with ingre-
dients for batches of hot sauce
became a hobby for Creamer
when he returned to Port St.

Joe. His culinary experiences
overseas had taught him that
the perfect hot sauce had a lit-
* tle heat and was big on flavor.
Creamer started mixing
large batches of hot sauce in
the late 1980s in his wife's
"I'd make a batch and if I
liked it, I'd use it and if I didn't,

I'd pour it out," says Creamer.
"If it turned out good, I'd put it
in any kind of a recycled bottle
I could get and give it away."
After making countless
different batches of sauces,
Creamer still wasn't completely
satisfied. The recipes always
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needed a little more of this
or a little less of that. Then it
"About five or six years
ago," recalls Creamer, "I
mixed a batch in the kitchen.
When I tasted it, I thought, 'I
believe that's what I'm looking
for. I believe that's it!'"
To test his sauce publicly
Creamer put a few bottles at
the Indian Pass Raw Bar.
"People were really liking
it and saying, 'This is good.'
People kept telling me that I
ought to go legal with it," he
Creamer took the
advice and contacted a state
Inspector' who told him the
things he needed to do to go
into business. That included
making a label for the sauce.
"First of all we had to get
a name for it," says Creamer.
"My wife and I and our son
and his wife were talking one
night at the dining table. We
ran by several names and
then my wife said, 'Well, it's
red.' Your name is Ed and
it belongs to you, Call it
Ed's Red.' And so Ed's Red
stuck." ", ,
Next,' Creamer's son,
. Eddie, created the labels
.that appear on all Ed's Red

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products and came up with
the now famous slogan for
the sauce: The Oyster's Best
In 2002, Ed's Red went on
the market. When it became
inconvenient to mix his sauce
in a local restaurant's state
approved kitchen, Ed brought
the state inspector back to his
home and asked if he could
turn the old spa house in his
backyard into a kitchen. The
inspector listed the require-
ments and asked Creamer to
contact him. when they were
Creamer says the inspec-
tor returned later and said,
"Man, that's just about' as
good as it gets. Go at it,", so
he did.
Ed's Red seems to have
lived up to its slogan. The
sauce is carried in approxi-
mately 130 stores .on the
Forgotten Coast from Panama
City Beach to Carrabelle
and through Panacea, and
Wewahitchka. Creamer even.
has a few stores that carry
Ed's Red in St. Augustine.h.
SA 'Louisiana style hot
Sauce that is made from natu-
ral ingredients, Ed's Red hot
sauce comes in 'two varieties

- mild or XX hot. They, are
alike except the hotter variety'
contains habanera peppers.
"It's not one that would
burn the hair off your tongue,".
says Creamer. "It's a type ot
sauce you can eat on every
In addition to the hot
sauces, Creamer also carries
a whole pepper sauce and the
newest product in the Ed's
Red line, his wife's cocktail
"She's doing that," says
Creamer. "I have some knowl-
edge of what you can mix and
what you can't but she knows
the flavor."
Creamer has bought the
rights to an internet domain
name but hasn't had the time
to sit down and design a site
for Ed's Red. He does have
an email address, thouth..
and has occasional mall-
order requests, mostly from
tourists who have sampled
Ed's Red at one of the local
restaurants or raw bars.,
Creamer has shipped his
sauce as far a\nay as Alaska.
Hawaii, and even Guam.
Shipping has started to
pick up for Creamer within
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the call' for 'shipping to get
even better.
SEvery time I ship the hot
sauce, anywhere. I've kept the
address." say Creamer. "Each
year I send Christmas cards
to those people."
Creamer says next to oys-
ters, he likes the sauce on
fried chicken. He also sug-
gests trying Ed's Red with one
of his favorite 'dishes.
"I'll cut me a tomato, an
onion, and some baloney then
chop it all up 'in small piec-
es. Add some salt and pep-
per and then float it in Ed's
Red; Sometimes I add tuna
fish. Then eat it on Saltine
Crackers. And it's good!"
Sales for Ed's Red hot
.,sauce are around 3.000 bot-
ties annually and getting bet-
ter every year. The future is
uncertain for Ed's Red,, but
Creamer has enjoyed every
minute of it.
"It's just a lot of fun: to
do." says Creamer. It's some-
thing that I created and it
InaRes me feel good to create
something people will buy."

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Bruce Kaschyk, Genesis
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and Tom Lewis, Florida
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Florida Agriculture
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some of its heavy equipment
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including motor graders, trac-
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Bio-diesel fuel is an alter-
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percent regular diesel, also
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regular diesel, the use is also
cleaner for the environment.
The Division of Forestry uses
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Blackwater, which includes
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Okaloosa counties -- have
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"We have been working
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"State parks protect
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contribute millions of dol-
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year," said Department of
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a mortgage and college savings
all compete with daily expens-
es. Despite today's pressing
needs, don't lose site of tomor-
row's lop financial priority:
your retirement. -
Financial planners often
speak of the three-legged stool
for funding retirement: gov-
ernment-provided benefits,
employer plans and person-
al savings. But with Social
Security's future in doubt and
pension plans going the way
of the dodo bird, it's a good
idea to depend on your own
resources whenever possible.
For millions of Americans

whose employers sponsor a
401(k), 403(b) or 457 plan
(named for their governing
IRS codes), one of the best
things they can do to ensure
future financial security is to
participate in the plan. If you
don't, you're missing a golden
opportunity to save for retire-
ment while lowering your cur-
rent tax burden. You may also
be leaving free money on the
table, because many employ-
ers will kick in a matching
contribution to your account.
With these plans, money is
deducted from your paycheck
before taxes are withdrawn,
lowering your taxable income
and therefore, your taxes. You
don't pay taxes on these sav-
ings or their investment earn-
ings until you withdraw them

- usually at retirement when
your taxable income, and tax
rate, may be much lower.
It's also a relatively pain-
less way to save, since the
money goes directly to your
retirement account, reduc-
ing the temptation to spend
it. You can usually contribute
a percentage of your pay up
to the IRS-allowed maximum
($15,000 in 2006), although
people over age 50 can make
additional "catch-up" contri-
butions of up to $5,000. Many
companies, will match a por-
tion of your contributions as
an incentive to save: A com-
mon match is 50 percent of
the first 3 percent of pay you
It really adds up: Say you
earn $35,000 and are in the 25

percent marginal tax bracket.
Contributing 6 percent of your
pay ($2,100) lowers your tax-
able income to $32,900, reduc-
ing income taxes by $525. A
50 percent employer match of
the first 3 percent you contrib-
ute would add another $525
to your account. In the end,
you would pay only $1,050 for
$2,100 in annual savings, or
$87.50 a month. Saving that
same $2,100 in a traditional
savings account would cost
$175 a month.
The sooner you start sav-
ing, the faster your account
will grow. Conversely, the lon-
ger you wait, the harder it is
to catch up. Some experts say
for every five years you delay,
you may need to double your
monthly savings amount to

achieve the same retirement
Plans usually provide vari-
ous investment options such
as stock, bond and money
market mutual funds. And
while most withdrawals before
age 59 1/2 face severe tax pen-
alties, many plans. offer loan
provisions in case you need
money for a housing down
payment or an emergency.
Just be careful, because you
must fully pay back the loan
if you quit your job, or risk
penalty fees.
The Motley Fool provides
an informative (occasionally
tongue-in-cheek) overview on
401(k) plans www.fool.com/
money/401k. Another good
source is Practical Money
Skills for Life, a free per-

sonal financial management
site sponsored by Visa USA
com/401k, which contains
detailed retirement financial
planning information, includ-
ing interactive online calcula-
tors for estimating your retire-
ment needs.
Remember, don't get so
caught up in today's needs
that you forget about tomor-
Jason Alderman directs
the Practical Money Skills
for Life program for Visa
USA. More information about
retirement planning and other
financial tips can be found at
com. As always, consult a
financial professional regard-
ing your particular situation.

H20 Properties announc-
es today the addition of six
new agents to the residential
sales team.
H20's new agents
include Tom Rymer, Carol
Lench, John Ambrose, Liz
Davis, Stephanie Hammond-
Capterton and Mike Petrucci.
The group collectively brings
more than 30 years of real
estate experience to H20.
Rymer leads H20's resi-
dential sales team and brings
more than 40 years of sales
experience to the company. An
active member of the Florida
community, he is a mem-
ber of the .Board of Directors
for the Seaside Chapel, the
Children's Volunteer Health
Network and The Seaside
Repertory Theatre.

Lench, who has been sell-
ing real estate in Northwest
Florida since 1998, is a
consistent multi-million
dollar sales team member
and is the Emerald. Coast
Association Director for Bay
County. An active commu-
nity member, Lench's roster
of service includes serving
on the South Walton County-
Emerald Coast Association
of Realtors, Habitat for
Humanity South Walton
County and the Cultural Arts
Ambrose is a multi-mil-
lion dollar producer special-
izing in development parcels
for investor groups. Prior
to relocating to the Florida
coast, he was a senior execu-
tive with a national publish-

ing company in Boston and
New York.
Davis is in the top 2% of
Realtors in the area and has
more than 10 years of experi-
ence selling real estate along
Florida's Emerald Coast. Her
clientele consists primarily
of out-of-state investors, and
she. has built a successful
business from repeat buyers
and referrals.
Hammond-Caperton is
a multi-million dollar pro-
ducer specializing in sales of
planned communities, .lux-
ury homes and investment
property. She and her hus-
band also own and operate
The Larder, a tapas hot spot
located on Highway 30-A.
Petrucci, whose back-
ground experience includes

Spice Up Your Jack-O'-Lantern

Spice ,up your jack-o'-lantern with advice from farmer Mike Valladao, a master at his craft,
who shares secrets on how to carve an eye-popping pumpkin that's sure to turn heads. This and
other tips come from the 2007 edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Valladao shared these tips, secrets, and tricks that will enable you to carve pumpkins that
will be the envy of the neighborhood.
HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING: Look for one that is a little misshapen
and will lend itself to interesting facial features. Reject any pumpkin with soft spots.
HOLLOW OR WHOLE? Hollow it out if the inside is going to be exposed or to illuminate the
pumpkin from the inside.
THE TOOLS TO USE: Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve.
CARVE WITH CARE: Use two hands at all times: To avoid cutting yourself, use one hand to
control the pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth).
MAKE A FACE: .To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin,
instead of just holes for the eyes and a hole for the nose.
ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS: Pumpkins, which are actually .a fruit, not a vegetable-are 90
percent water, so they usually last only three days to a week.


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project development, brings
an extensive understanding
of land use restrictions, per-
mitting, design and return on
investments to H20.
Founded in 2004, H20
Properties is a full-service
real estate firm offering bro-
kerage, asset and investment
management services to both
the residential and commer-
cial markets of Northwest
Florida. With offices in
Destin and Blue Mountain
Beach, H20 employs a staff
of qualified real estate pro-
fessionals with the vision and
.experience to assist custom-
ers in marketing and pur-
chasing real estate. H20
also employs a full-time staff
dedicated to marketing and
advertising property locally
as well as throughout the
major metropolitan markets
of the Southeast and Texas.

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Bronson Launches New Forestry Initiative

Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced a
new public awareness initia-
tive, "Your Forest. Managed."
This initiative teams land-
owners across the state with
their county forester to ensure
the future health of Florida's
forests. This is the most
comprehensive outreach in
the Department's Division
of Forestry's 79-year history
and will significantly influ-
ence the shaping of Florida's
privately owned forests for
decades to come.
With Florida's population
expected to exceed 18 million
by 2020, preparing privately
owned forest lands to accom-

modate an upcoming record
growth rate is at the core of
the initiative. Currently the
state loses 1,200 acres of for-
est land per week with devel-
opment expected to grow by
40 percent during this time.:
In addition, large acreages
of land formerly owned by
one individual are being bro-
ken up into smaller parcels
and sold to multiple owners.
This changing of hands is
introducing new forest land
owners who may not have
the information necessary to.
properly manage their prop-
erty. The increase in number
and variety of landowners has
required foresters to develop
innovative ways to commu-
nicate with a changing and

diverse group of people.
"Your Forest. Managed."
is designed to help Florida's
county foresters connect with
the landowners in the dis-
tricts they serve. The cen-
terpiece of the campaign has
been named, "OAK" which
stands for Outreach Action
Kit. OAK consists of a com-
prehensive landowners' man-
ual, brochures, promotional
items, displays and an inter-
active website, all of which
are available in English and
Spanish. These tools are
expected to help forest land-
owners make sound deci-
sions when it comes to their
'"At the heart of this ini-
tiative is a desire to assist

Florida's forest land owners
by providing sound counsel
on how they can best man-
age their land to meet their
individual needs," Bronson
said. "New landowners need
'to know that the beautiful
land they just bought won't
stay that way on its own. We
can help."
Forests cover almost half
of Florida's total land area
more than 16 million acres
-- and are an important eco-
nomic engine in this state.
Private landowners own
more than half of that total
land and produce over half
of Florida's raw timber sup-
ply. As the state's top agri-
business, the forest industry
has a total economic impact

of $16.5 billion. Impacts
on tourism and recreation
generate about $6 billion and
exports outside the sate rep-
resent 50 percent of total,
industry sales.
The Division of Forestry
has 45 county foresters in
15 districts. Their job is to
-help private non-industrial
landowners with 10 acres
or more develop land man-
agement plans and execute
proper management prac-
tices. To locate a forester in
your county visit http://www.
Florida's forests provide
the environment with' clean
air and help reduce air pollu-
tion and provide habitat for.
wildlife and a diverse plant

population. In addition, for-
estlands are critical to purify-
ing our state's water supply,
providing a water filtering
system that affects the drink-
ing water of 90 percent of
Florida's population. Proper
forest land management is
critical to maintaining this
lifeline to the state.
The Department's
Division of Forestry is com-
mitted to protecting Florida
and its people from the dan-
gers of wildland fire and
manage the forest resources
through a stewardship ethic
to assure they are available
for future generations. Learn
more about this important
initiative at http://www.your-

October is Domestic Violence

Awareness Month

The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) joins the
Family Violence Prevention
Fund and other agencies
across the nation in recog-
nizing October as Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic ViolenceAwareness
Month is an annual campaign
to raise awareness about the
prevalence of domestic vio-
lence, the availability of ser-
vices for survivors of abuse,
and the need for a prevention
focus to end violence within
families and communities.
"Domestic /-violence
affects people regardless of
race, ethnicity, class, sexu-
al and gender identity, reli-
gious affiliation, age, immi-
gration status or ability,"
said Florida Department of
Health Director of Minority
Health Deanna Wathington,
M.D., M.PH., FAAFP "Itis
hard to calculate the enor-

mity of the issue. Everyone
knows of someone who has
been a victim of physical
or sexual violence at some
point in their lives."
According to the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Uniform Crime
Annual Report, a total of
120,386 domestic violence
incidents were reported
statewide in 2005. Medical
studies link long-term
effects of domestic violence
and abuse with a myriad
of major health problems,
including smoking, diabetes,
obesity, eating disorders and
substance abuse.
"Domestic violence health care issue, not just
because of .1the immedi-
ate health consequences of
abuse, but also because of its
link to other life-threatening
fatal health conditions," said
Family Violence Prevention

Fund President Esta Soler.
For more than a
decade, the Family Violence
Prevention Fund's (FVPF's)
National Health Initiative
on Domestic Violence has
progressively improved the
health care response .to
domestic violence through
public policy reform and
health education and pre-
vention efforts. As a result,
health care professionals
recognize domestic violence
as. a major public health
issue with far reaching con-
sequences on individuals,
families, and communities.
"Public.health has exten-
sive experience working
across boundaries and coor-
dinating multi-disciplinary
initiatives to address health
threats and issues of impact,
such as domestic violence,"
said Dr. Wathirigton.
For more information

on domestic violence includ-
ing resources for healthcare
professionals and informa-
,tion regarding Health Cares
About Domestic Violence
Awareness Day on October
11, visit the Family Violence
Prevention Fund's Web site
at www.endabuse.org. For
more information on pre-
venting intimate partner
violence, visit the Center
for Disease Control and
Prevention's Web site http://
sheets/ipvprevention.htm, or
the Florida Department of
Health Web site www.doh.
For more information on
assistance for domestic vio-
lence survivors in Florida,
call the Florida Coalition
Against Domestic Violence
(FCADV) hotline at 1-800-
500-1119 or visit the Web
site at www.fcadv.org.

Job Announcement

Florida Department of Health Director of Nursing
This is a temporary position as Director of Nursing at the Franklin County Health Department,
State applications can be brought into the Franklin County Health Department, faxed to (850)
653-1727, or mailed to Franklin County Health Department 139 12th Street Apalachicola, FL
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's of Science from an accredited college or university, three
years of professional nursing experience, including one year of supervisory, administrative, consul-
tative, education, or public health nursing experience. And licenrsure as a Registered Professional
Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute, 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with
Florida Administrative code 210-8.27.
Preference: Master's of Science in Nursing
Please contact the Franklin County Health Department at 850 653-2111 for more informa-

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6C The Star, Port St. Joe, FL -TusaOtbr1,20

Established 7937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years




BID NO. 0607-02

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following project:


Plans and specifications can
be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes. Cost of
Plans and Specifications will
be $25.00 per set and is non-
refundable. Checks should be
made payable to Preble-Rish,
The project consists of wid-
ening the existing boat ramp
and adding public restroom
Completion date for this
project will be 120 days
from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the suc-
cessful bidder.
Liquidated damages for fail-
ure to complete the project on
the specified date will be set at
$200.00 per day.
Please indicate on the enve-
that this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER. -
Bids will be received until
5:00 p.m., Eastern Time on
October 27, 2006 at the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
and the bids will be opened at
this location on October 30,
2006 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern
Time, The public is invited to

The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.


AD #2006-115
Publish: October 19 & 26, 2006

that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to, consider
adoption of an ordinance with
the following title:


*Complete Ordinance on file',
in the Clerk's Office*

The public hearing will
be held at a special meet-
ing on October 30, 2006 at
4:00 p.m., est. in the County,
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex, in
Port St. Joe, Florida.


Ad #2006-116
Publish: October'19, & 26,

i.: ri,.- i.in' l 1- I Hig49 ,
22, Wewahitchka, FL
#D & #G Tammy Melton
will be opened and sold as a
unit (or merchandise removed)
if rent riot brought up to date by,
November 1, 2006 at 9 o'clock.
Publish October 19 & 26, 2006

GIVEN that Simon G. or E.W.
Price the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of ".]'r pr:.-per.,
and the'names in n r,c ru. t .. as
assessed are as follows: `
Certificate No. 574
Application No. 2006-2
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 05056-050R
Description of Property:
Lot'2, Block 48, Unit No.
3, of St. Joseph's Addition to
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
according to the official map on
file in the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf C.:.unr.
Name in which assessed:
iMark Kilbourn & Melissa
K. Kilbotrn All of said property
being in Gulf County, State of'
Florida. Unless such certificate
.shall be redeemed according
Sto law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to *the highest bidder in' the
front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, ( 1000 Cecil G.
Costir, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00. AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 25th day of
October, 2006. Dated this 21st
day of Septembere. ,:,,6

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Ad #2006-110
Publish: September 28, October
5, 12, 19, 2006

that Simon G. or E.W. Price
the holder, of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 119
Application No. 2006-1
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 00953-06I1R
Description of Property:

The Northerly Portion of
Farm #90, Gulf County Farms
Unit Three. Commence at the
Northwest corner of Section
30, Township 5 South, Range
9 West, Gulf County, Florida.
Thence South 03 degrees 03
minutes 30 seconds East along
the West line of said Section
30 for 751.91 feet to the Point
of Beginning.. Thence North
71 degrees 43 minutes 40 sec-
onds East for 360.41 feet to the
Westerly right of way line of a
60 foot street; thence South 18
degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds
East along said westerly right of
way line for 275.00 feet; thence
South 71 degrees 43 minutes
40 seconds West for 435.20 feet
to said West line of Section 30,
thence North 03 degrees 03 min-
utes 30 seconds West along said
West line for 284.98 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Containing
2.5 acres more or less. ,
Name in which assessed:
Troy Bell Sr. All of said property
being in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 AM E.D.T.,
Wednesday the 25th day of
October, 2006.Dated this 21st
day of September, 2006
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Ad #2006-111
Publish: September 28, October
5, 12, 19, 2006


PROPOSAL NO.: 06b7-01

Sealed proposals must be
submitted to the. Gulf C.:..urn,
Clerk's Office at 1000 C.-.:A G
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday, October
20. 2006. Proposals will be
oper..::i it ,, :-,- r i::- r .:
t.I.,r..l ,',: t[,b.er 23 2,:,,i, .,t
'10:,,1 T Fr ..ip aJ; Tr,
orig',-. q "!;rcn ard.u-e -. r.r ,: '
(4) .-llj -m.:.n l o:.:.p.-, re. ui-re.a
Proposals received after the
closing time' will be returned
All, interested insur-
ance companies are invited to\
Each proposal 'docu-
ment must be clearly marked
."Proposal for Catastrophic,
Inmate' Medical Insurance".
Any- questions concern-
ing the proposal should be
addressed and submitted to
Denise Manuel, at .850-229-
5335, or FAX 850-229-5334, or
E-mail (gulfh@gtcom.net).
Gulf County reserves the
right to accept or reject any
,or all proposals, to waive any
pr.:..-r j n.:-rit...r i e: and to
re- a 3 e J n i I.:,r prp ji when
leemerd r, the t.e: interest
C: the u JJ' L Co.,--,r, E,.:ard of
County Commissioners.
Donald Butler, Chief
"AJminu lr.s.,r "
'uE.lrs:-. 'O.:.ber 12 & October
1 .
SAd 2,i6.' i i .

CASE NO. 04-235-CA

in accordance with .the Final
Judgement of Foreclosure date
September 12,. 2006, in the
above-styledi cause, I will sell
to, the highest; and best bidder
for cash 'in the Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 am on
October 26, 2006, the following
de LtrnbeDa pr.:.p.r-:,
LOT 2 and Sub lot 'A (more
particularly described
as the N I/2 of Lot 4,
Block B', St. Joe Heights
Subdivision to the City of
Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, as per Official Plat
Recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 35, Public Records of.
Gulf County, Florida.
Dated rlhi- 1I aO" of
Becky Norris, :
-Clerk of the Court.
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
Publish October 12, & 19 2006

JULY 26, 2006


Upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this bud-
get in the amount of $2,500.00
($750.00 to each City for fire-
works, and $500.00 to each
High School for Project Gradu-

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 19, 2006 7C

Gulf County Board of County |
'5s "

Commission Meeting Minuti

mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($32,258.00 beach permits,

sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


After discussion by Over-
street Fire Chief Mize, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget in
the amount of $70,000.00, and
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion. The motion
passed 4 to 1, with Commis-
sioner Peters voting no.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


After discussion by Commis-
sioner Williams about request-
ing justification from the Agency
for this funding, Commissioner
Peters motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget as proposed
($272,764.00). Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes,, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

(S.C.O.P.) (#40641 GENERAL

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($1,401,342.00 Willis Landing
Road & Stonemill Creek Road -
no match).


. After discussion and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Wil-
liams, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively adopted this
budget as proposed ($5,000.00).


After discussion by Clerk
Norris that the County will
be receiving an additional
$300,000.00 grant for an air
conditioning system for the
Courthouse and that a resolu-
tion will be prepared for the next
budget meeting to increase the
grant revenue, Commissioner
Peters motioned, to tentatively
adopt this budget as proposed
$971,835.00. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

LAW LIBRARY (#71014 -

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this,budget as proposed


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

PROGRAM (#30621 FINE &

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

COMPLEX 1#25219 FUND (#30569 FINE &

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

F.R.D.A.P. GRANTS (#26472

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($400,000.00 Honeyville Park
and Dead Lakes Park).

'(#26937 -GENERAL FUND) .

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous, vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion by 'Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion by Commis--
sioner Peters, second by. Com-
missioner Barnes, arid unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($5,000.00 A.R.P.C.)..


Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that the City of Port St.
Joe agreed to fund $35,000.00
for the Chamber of Commerce,
r.,-rehr e rc h, C -.rur,', por ij,:.r,
S .-i.:,, .!:,. be '".L ",, 1 Ir, C>:o .m -
'-..:.':.r. er Perers then r, : .: ,r,.ed
i.:, ter, ro..r', :-.udget $5,040.00
r Guli C.:.,unr Chamber of
Commerce, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion.
The motion then passed 3 to
2, with Chairman McLemore
and Commissioner Traylor vot-
ing no.

Commissioner Williams
discussed Gulf County E.D.C.,
stating he would like to transfer
these funds and funds for Af-
fordable Housing to a separate
budget until he sees a specific'
'plan of action for these depart-
ments, He then motioned to
tentatively reduce this budget
b.,' I.'r, 4 1 C' Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed 4 to 1, with Chairman
McLemore voting no.


Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to tentatively increase the
Board of County Commission-
ers Pay to Other G governmental
Agencies line item in the amount
of $117,604.00. ($87,604.00,
E.D.C. / $30,000.00 Afford-
able Housing). Commissioner'
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed 3 to 2, with Chair-
man McLemore and Commis-
sioner Peters voting.no.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-

missioner Peters, ,second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($883,163.00 Doc
Whitfield Road Howard Creek
- to be matched with Road Bond

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as 'proposed


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Corn-'
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted'this budget as proposed

WASTE GRANr (41934

Upon motion by Commis-,
sioner Traylor, secondby Com-
missioner Peters, arid unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

Upon motion' by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
m .:u: >,:,tr rj,: B.:-. d rrntn reil,
a.-,p'e.I r.u: ti -ud t .:_- pr:'-
p,-,-- d I? I',!(, -' 7 Lrol. c i.: es
1 ,:',:,:' ,:,.' l...- ,: RP f 1


Upon motion by Commis-
sioher Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mc,,: <,[e .t,e Bo.id .r.iarn' ei'
.,a.-,p[> -t L IU, il. t 3 p, :.... :*...'*^
li "..7?, : ':'UI'

(C.I.A.P.) (#43137 GENERAL

Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to tentatively adopt this
budget as proposed for erosion
control ($602,000.00 Coastline
Erosion Matching Funds), and
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion. The motion
passed 4 to 1, with Commis-
sioner Peters voting no.

HEALTH CARE (#51462 -

Uponr m.ri.:n b, Commis-
sioner 7ra, i.'.r :ec.:-r.- t./ Com-
missioner Peiteri. ard unani-
mousvote, the B.:,ord renrlr, el.
ad.,pted hi's budEt a .- .:..:.:ed
I l'- 44 i- C P ; I. 1 -2 ,O0
B^a c arc-

WELFARE I52264 -

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, ,and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
ad.:,plrd thi blud'-&d a-, propCoed
1i 12".,,00: 0:': M ed,..:aidl


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Com-
missioner Peterp, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($350,000.00 Cape San Blas
Lighthouse Project).


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous voted, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon. motion, by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted tlis budget as proposed


Upon motion by Commis-

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner'Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
.i:ptd d-6, bu,-ier asi purop :-d

ASSOC. (#33252 ST. JOE

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Comr-'
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote; the Board tentatively
adopcid th i bude ac proposed
i$." ,',,:, ':":'1

DEPT. (#31722 TUPELO

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner' Traylor, and unani-
-ou: ,.:.re. rh c Bosar r.r.rai .,rl,
ad,:,pl, il Lr I ,u,|ta et ac pr,:,p,:-,ed
l t,;-:':..:. i:, ,:.0 ,


*Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

DIST. (#32522 TUPELO

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

C.D.B.G. FUND (#27550)

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
'missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($638,500.00 Overstreet Water


Upon motion by, Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed



Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($206,163.00 Taunton Lease).


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($2,757,342.00 Road Bond).


Upon motion by Cqm-
missioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed (Debt Consolidation
Bond #C2113 $150,000.00 /
#58483 $525,890.00 / #C9984
- $726,526.00 ). Upon inquiry
by Chief Administrator Butler,
Clerk Norris stated this is the
last year this budget will have to
be funded.

FUND (414411

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

FUND (#W7136)

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($156,703.00). Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Chief
Administrator Butler stated that
the City remits the debt service
funds to the Board.

SYSTEM FUND (#915531

Upon motion, by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

FUND (#R2033/#R2082)

Upon motion by, Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Barr e and una-, -
mous vote tre i .:.ard rer, ra'v el-.,
a5,.:.,pt-.j rJ-.n budgetI as prr.:.:ed'

The : Aenr,: did her re.:.
at 12:07 a L D T

The meeting did then recon-
vene at 12:17 a.m., E.D.T.


SMembers of the Board dis-
cussed holding another budget
meeting next week to adopt the
tentative rate to submit to the
Property Appraiser, and sched-
uled a meeting for Monday, July
31st at 1r:00 a.m., E.D.T.
Clerk Noriis reported that
the Board has reduced the pro-
posed budget by $4,583,853.00,
and the tentative Cotinty-Wide
millage rate is now 5.3043 mills.
Upon inquiry, she stated that
the County-Wide tentative bud-
get is now $15,381,901.00,($1.8
million would have to be cut
to. reach the rolled-back rate).
Upon inquiry by Tom 'Graney,
Clerk Norris stated this amount
does not include an increase in
revenue for Landfill tipping fees.
Clerk Norris stated that there
are a couple of other revenue
sources that can be included,
but she needs to 'obtain the
exact figures from the Depart-
ments (V.M.S. contract with the
Road Department, etc.).


Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to tentatively reduce the
Professional Litigation Services'
line item by $60,000.00 (Coun-
ty-Wide voting litigation), and
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. After discussion;
the motion passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Williams and
Barnes voting no. {Total ten-
tative budget in the, Board of'
County Commissioners: Profes-
sional Litigation Services line
item is $15,000.00}

Tom Graney discussed
policy .changes that will also
help to reduce expenses. Com-
missioner Williams stated that
these policies will have to be
adopted or the Board will not
see the savings that the Board
is planning.

Commissioner Williams
then motioned to tentatively re-
duce the Professional Services
line item by $82,000.00 (Lobby-
ing Services), and Commission-
er Traylor seconded the motion.
-The motion then passed unani-
mously. (Total tentative budget
in the Board of County Commis-
sioners: Professional Services
line item is $.00})


Upon discussion about
lowering and consolidating the
lump sum sick leave line items,
Clerk Norris reported that most
of these line items are no longer
in the budget (these funds were
not in the 2005-06 budgets and
most departments were reduced
to 0% increase this was not
included in the cost shift of in-


Upon discussion and mo-
'tion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Wil-
liams, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively reduced this
budget by $500,000.00. {Total
tentative budget is $.00}


Upon discussion by Com-
missioner Peters about reduc-
ing the amount the Board con-
tributes to the employee health
plans, the Board discussed that
this has already been settled
through Union negotiations.
Upon discussion by Sheriff Up-
church regarding the poor ben-
efits under the current health
plan, Commissioner Peters
motioned to allow the Sheriff to
receive health insurance quotes.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
WARD: CASH (#00198 GEN-

Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Williams regarding funds
($200,000.00) that were saved
with the change in health in-
surance plans for the current
year, Clerk Norris reported that
it should still be in the 2005-
06 budget. Commissioner Wil-.
liams then motioned to increase
the Balance Brought Forward:.
Cash (revenue) line item by
$200,000.00. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. (Total
tentative budget in the Balance
Brought Forward:Cash line item
is $1,959,053.00.00}


Upon inquiry :by Com-
missioner Williams regarding
$206,000.00 received in Leg-
islative Funiding, Clerk Norris
reported that this revenue is
already included in the 2006-07
tentative budget.


Clerk Norris reported that
r,. tnLaU.e ..nlas. f. ard ,s r ,,:d "
additional ''! r, m .il an. B.:, a
1, ,*:,,dd rne.-d .,:, ,:ut .r 9 '.. 3 ',, \ ,
r.:. rca.;r. Lt, ,:,ilel -t, ,:- r alre
r.Imt.,_-r: :4(' Ur, E*:.j-d ad pub-
'.i ,_ : b ,_:r, -de u.,ron.t,[ ad"

ditional r, .eru.- :.:.-r,:e 'poli-
cies, etc., Chief Administrator -
Burer :ra[ed tLf-[ trie np[:-,i-
tee Fi-.:T a m r "" II/ .rd', :..1: the ,
B&.:.ald pr.':ru l h. nl rlac .rn .n t
OI d'e:-'-? *:'n tl -lag-r a -i. '
ard Lff.,' r,-rd nlmm e,, arat the
p r.OF.y.e.c iob'ie :


Upon discussion, the Board
changed the date for the. special
budget meeting from Monday, I
July 31st to Wednesday, August
2, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., E.D.T.

There being no further
business and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second'
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the meeting
did then adjourn at 12:59 a.m.,



AUGUST 2, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
uhi date in special budget ses-
i.on *. e !'.u:,-lu.:.i- n member:
present Ch[airmnn- Carmen L
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
NathahlPet-'rr .Yr ard Jerr-, W
Barnes. .-mm .sior,er Baill E
Traylor entered the meeting at
11:18 a.m.>
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Fi-
nance Officer Carla Hand, Clerk
Executive Administrator Towan
Kopinsky, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrator Staff
Assistant Lynn Stephens, -In-
terim Building Official Lee Col-
linsworth, Grant Writer Loretta
Costin, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, and Sheriff's Office Ma-
jor Joe Nugent.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 9:01
a.m., E.D.T.


Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed the *millage rates of
surrounding Counties (Walton
4.26, Gulf- 5.0163, Washing-
ton 8.50, Leon -'8.54, Wakulla
9.00, Calhoun 10.00, Liberty
10.00 & Gadsden 10.00), and
he presented and discussed the
following list of changes he is

G.F. Cash to be Carried For-
ward $ 200,000.00
G.F. Reserve for Contilgen-
cies $ 100,000.00
$ 50,000.00
Human Resources/Risk
Management $ 53,005.00

Sheriff $ 90,000.00
Tax Collector $ 16,219.00
Property Appraiser
$ 1,296.00
Work Crews $ 19,000.00
$ 529,520.00 (Decrease)

County Administrator Con-
tractual Services
$ 20,000.00 (Increase)

LEGAL AID (#56464 -

Mary Dekle, of Legal Servic-
es, appeared before the Board
to discuss their request for
$8,000.00. She stated that the
County must fund this accord-
ing to Florida Statutes, and it
can be done through the budget
or through an ordinance pro-
cess (increase in Court Costs).
After discussion, Commissioner
Peters motioned to tentatively
budget $8,000.00 in this' line
item, and Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion for
discussion. After discussion,
the motion and second were
amended to include that the
Board will adopt an ordinance
so this funding will not be paid
through ad valorem taxes in the
future. Upon inquiry by Stuart
Shoaf, Ms. Dekle stated that
Gulf County is the only County
in North Florida that did not
pay anything last year, and the
other 15 Counties .either bud-
get the funds oi they have ad-
opted the ordinance to provide
the funding: She stated that if
the Counties do not comply, the
State has the option of taking
the funding from the Counties
portion of Sales Tax revenue.
Mel Magidson appeared before
the Board to discuss that the
amount of the additional court
,costs in the ordinance should
not include funds for the Law Li-
brary, and Ms. Dekle stated that
unused funds received can be
used for Court Administration
for Gulf County. The motion
then passed unanimously (4-0).
Clerk Norris stated that if the
Board adopts this ordinance by
October 1st, this amount could
be taken out of the budget.

RECREATION (#99984 /

Upon inquiry by Jim Garth,
Chairman McLemore stated that
with his recommendation, there
would be $500,000.00 left in
General Fund: Cash to be Car-
ried Forward, which would give
the Board funds in case of a di-
saster.. Commissioner Williams
discussed this budget, and stat-
ed that they could come back
to look at it later in the meet-
ing. Commissioner Williams
motioned to tentatively reduce
this budget by $200,000.00.
Al Minzner commended the
Clerk's Office for getting the re-
vised budget packet completed
and, up.:-n.r. h nquir Chair.
man i, .:Lerr.:.r.- Larad hat tne
D,ia'rer PRelif Fur.d ha: been'
re.-:te.3 :1 E 0, Commissioner
Bz-rnebs co-ndced te motion.
ari .s -passed unnrrimotusl:, 14-
:0i T,:.Tal] rrentawe budget in
Cash ':. be Carred Foriaro is

C.ommssionrer William; dis.
.,sed r. obbaaruon m u-e Cir
.1' Poi St -:.1-e GCali Counr. an-
nexanonareemenerthat reqwre
rhe Courn t tofund i.600,00 00
for a rne Re-:reanonal Complex
He Ltated that he met tIl, the
City to request .that they be al-
lowed to fund $300,000.00 this
year and $300,000.00 next year
for this project. He further'
stated that the Board could
transfer $100,000.00 from
Cash to be Carried Forward and
use the $200,000.00 legisla-
tive funding received from the
State., Clerk Norris stated that
the $200,000.00 has already
been included in the revenue
for this budget and if it is used
for this; it will still have to be
replaced with tax dollars. After
discussion by Commissioner
Peters, Commissioner Williams
motioned to tentatively transfer
the $200,000.00 removed from
Cash to be Carried Forward and
$100,000.00 from Reserve for
Contingencies to, Parks & Rec-
reation: Aid to Governmental
Agency/PSJ. Commissioner
Peters 'econded the' motion,
and, it -assed unanimousl3 (4-
0).. {(Total tentative budget for.
Cash to be Carried Forward
$500,000.00, Reserve for Con-
tingencies $400,000.00, Parks
& Recreation $319,225.00}
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by" Commissioner Peters, 'and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board/
tentatively reduced Cash to be
Carried Forward by $300,000.00
and Reserve for Contingencies
by $200,000.00. '({Total tenta-
tive budget.for Cash to be Car-
ried Forward $200,000.00
/ Reserve for Contingencies -

LANDFILL (#42634 -

After discussion by Solid
Waste Director Danford, Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
the Board could increase rev-
enues (to cover the increase
in tipping fees). After discus-
sion by Tom Graney, the Board
agreed to table this matter for
further review.

RESOURCES (#22513 -

After discussion that the
Board could budget $20,000.00
in County Administrator for
contractual services to hire help
for his office and for Human
Resources, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to tentatively re-
duce this budget in the amount
of $53,005.00 (for the full-time
employee). The motion then
died for lack of a second.
SWill be continued...

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Gulf County
Announces Ground-
breaking For New
Facility in Wewahitchka
On November 9th,
2006 at 1:00 p.m. Cen-
tral Time and 2:00 p.m.
Eastern, ground break-
ing will take place at the
future site of the new
Gulf County Health De-
partment (GCHD) facility
at 807 West Hwy 22.
(across from Fisher's
Building Supply). This
contemporary building
Will replace the circa
1 56 structure that has
been utilized with mini-
mal expansion and re-
modeling. The GCHD
staff invites the public to
share the beginning of a
new level of public and
preventative health care
in Wewahitchka.

2100 Pets
2110- Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
2140 Pets/Livestock
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Chimney Cleaning
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32 yrs Exp. Call 785-3941

Looking for someone to
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office. Honest & Reliable.
Reasonable rates & good
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Concrete Construction
House Foundations,, Drive-
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Serving Gulf and-Franklin
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653-7352 or 229-6525

Stack Stone, field stone,
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There are specific Flori-
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to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of
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and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.

Upright Freezer 13.7 cf;
Commercial unit, $200.
Call 827-2566

Faith Thrift Hut
1007 10th STREET
SATURDAY, 10-2pm.
Clothes, housewares, fur-
niture, appliances, sport-
ing goods. We Have It All-
Come Check Us Out!!.
To Support SJB
Finders Keepers
Thrift Store
Wewa, 149 Hwy 71 N,
across from Lake Alice
Park 639-5436 Antiques,
Thrift & Consignments, Gift
Certificates for every occa-
sion. T-S 10:00-6:00 EST,
Sun. 1:00-5:00 EST
Huge 3 Family Sale! Sat.
October 21st from 8:30 til ?
1,44, Barbara Drive in
Wardridge. Household
items,' children clothing,
toys, Jr., women and men
clothing. Something for
1405 Long Avenue

i 3230 |
JJ: Port St. Joe 305 20th
Garage Sale
Fri & Sat
Furniture, kitchen items,'
children'.s toys.
JJ: Pt. St. Joe
1309 & 1311 McClelland
Fri 8:30-4pm &
Sat 8:30-1 pm
Furniture, Craft wood &
Supplies, boys clothes, golf
clubs, collectibles, dishes,
and linens
KK: Mexico Beach 280
Chapel Lane (Overstreet).
Sat. from 8am til ? Every-
thing from furniture to
tools! Take 386 to N. Long
and watch for signs.
KK: Pt. St. Joe 104 Sunset
Garage Sale
Sat 7:30-?

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4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 Employment

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England Transport
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No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment!

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I 4100 I 4100
Drivers Healthcare

Driver Trainees
Werner needs entry level
semi drivers. No exp. re-
quired. Avg $36K 1st yr!
60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in your area.


Job Fair!
T.R.S.I. now hiring 18-25
sharp people! Looking for
a fun job? Want to travel?
Tired of dead- end jobs?
T.R.S.I. wants you to come
& grow with us in an excit-
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that is fun & will teach you
a new trade. 1st 100 calls
accepted. Serious in-
quiries only!! Extensive
travel required! Call Crys-.
tal at 678-457-2453 M-F
12pm to 7pm.

Now Hiring- Arizona
Chemical Mfg facility in
Port St. Joe, FL is currently
hiring Journeyman Instru-
ment- Electrician. The po-
sition requires a high
school diploma or equiva-
lent, a minimum of five
years experience as a jour-
neyman I & E, including
experience in DCS sys-
tems. Qualified applicants
apply at the Workforce
Center, 625 Hwy 231, Pan-
ama City, FL. Submit re-
sume to: Michael White at:'
org. Apply by 10/23/06. Ar-
izona Chemical is an Equal
Opportunity Employer,
M/F/D/V, and a Drug Free


Volunteer Wanted
The Mexico Beach Tour-
ism Board is looking for a
'part time volunteer to help
. with the Mexico Beach Lo-
cal channel. Television
production assistance re-
quired. If interested,
please call the CDC office
at 648-8196

Health care

HomeCare, Inc.
A & A has an immediate
opening for a FT RN. Ben-
efits available. Great work
environment. Great hours.
A & A is a DFWP and EOR
Apply in person at: 211 N
Hwy 71 in Wewahitchka or
Fax resume to: 639-3337.

Health care
Geri-Care Assisted Living
& Beacon Villa retirement
Center in Mexico Beach
Has the following job
openings, Hiring immedi-
ately. (1.) Part time resi-
dent care sitter, day-shift..
(2.) Part Time resident
cook sitter, day shift. Ideal
position for someone re-
tired or for anyone that de-
sires meaningful work. We
will train the right people.
Specialized training and
degrees not req. If inter-
ested please call Kim Mc-
Farlend, Administrator, at
647-4000. We are an EOE.

St. Joseph Care
Long-term care facility is
seeking professional in-
dividuals who have
corhpassion for the eld-
erly 'and enjoy working
to fill the following posi-
tions: '
Floor Technicians
-Dietary Cook
*Certified Nursing Assts

Benefits Include:
Medical/ Dental/ Vision
Insurance/ Short Term/
Long Term Disability/
Company Paid Life
Insurance/ Paid Time
Off/ 401K Retirement
Plan/ Uniform .Allow-
ance/ Referral Bonus/
Tuition FB i.-i ijr zu nier l'
Shift Differential.

Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
HR Director
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244 Ext 105
(850) 229-7,129 Fax


The Gulf County
Health Dept.
has one opening for a Ca-
reer Serivice LPN based in
Port St. Joe, Annual salary
starts at: $23,645.18. Fin-
gerprinting and O/T Due
To Emergency Duties Re-
quired; must have comput-
er experience. For informa-
tion pertaining to this posi-
tion, contact Lesia Hatha-
way at (850) 227-1276,
Ext. 149.
This Agency is accepting
electronic applications
only for this position. Refer
to Requisition Number
64086312. Closing date is
October 31, 2006.
'Apply at:
for assistance, contact:
People First at


Mortgage Broker needed
for established mortgage
co. with 28 years financial
experience. Must be pro-
fessional & licensed. Ex-
perience helpful but will
train. Excellent commis-
sions. Call Today 850-
763-8399 or fax resume to:
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ters, Electronic Techni-
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Available: Florida Ala-
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sissippi Virginia Cali-
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week* *Must have 5+
years of Craft Experience*
*Benefits Available* CALL
NOW!! Contact: 888-
269-3381 (Operators avail-
able 24 hours) Email re-
sume to recruiter @ameri
force.com or fax resume
to: 904-798-1720 EOE/
DFWP Se Habla Espanol

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Youngquist Brothers, Inc.
Excellent Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions
Available: *.Drillers
*Derricks *Floor Hands
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545
or contact Cliff at 239-.
489-4444. MUST PASS
Drug Free Workplace


The Port Inn is now ac-
cepting applications for
part time housekeeper.
Candidates must be able
to work weekends and
holidays, dependability is
.a must! If you have an eye
for detail and a passion for
service, we want You!
Please apply in' person at
the address below. Make
beds, make friends, make
money. Inquire\ about the
benefits package. E.O.E,
Port Inn
501 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
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account information out
over the phone. Always
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you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

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Available. Homeland Secu-
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Now Hiring FOR 2006
Postal Jobs $18/hour.
starting, Avg. Pay $57K/
year Federal benefits, Paid
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Reliable Home Typist
Needed Immediately! $430
part time, $825+ full time.
Guaranteed! Simple Data
Entry. Make Own Sched-
ule. PC Required. Call
1-800- 360-1272.

5100 Business
5110 Money to Lend

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tion may or may not re-
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may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
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with BEFORE investing.

All Snacks, All Drinks,
All Brands
Great Equipment/'
Support Financing availa-
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Call: 800-337-6590 local

6100 Business/
6110 Apartments
6120 -'Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals


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


In Port St. Joe


Commercial Building for
rent- 1500sf, $1500/mo.
324 Long Ave., PSJ, 850-
340-1246. ,

unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
aher 6pn',

Downtown Port St Joe
Newly Renovated office,
2500+sf, $1800mo, 850-

Port St. Joe
401 Reid Avenue. 2,200
sq. ft. of fully furnished,
newly painted commercial.
office space located in the
.heart of downtown Port St.
Joe. A multitude of possi-
bilities. Immediate availa-
For more Information
call 850-229-1700.

Two Private 2nd floor of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. One 1st floor
private office. Beautiful
view overlooking St. Joe
Bay at Simmons Bayou.
$350 mo per office. Utilities
included. First, last month
rent plus $150 deposit per
unit required. Call 850-
229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.

Furn 1 br newly redeco-
rate nice Spacious costin
Airport unit furn $250/wk or
850/mo. Call 229-4327

2 br 2 ba St Joe Beach,
across from beach, unob-
structed views, fully furn,
1mo to 6mo lease. pets al-
lowed with dep $1375mo,

Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700 ,

Snow Bird Rental
TH @ Villages of PSJ.
Decorator furnished, and
will rent as a 2 or 3 bdrm.
Avail Nov 2006 -March
2007. Call 229-324-3109 or

Spacious townhouse lo-
cated in the Village of Port
St. Joe Close proximity to
area shopping, downtown
and St. Joseph's Bay.
Monthly rental available at
$1000 per month, with
$1000 security /damage
deposit. Call 850-229-2706
or 850-229-4700 for more




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2 br, 1 ba house for rent
furnished or unfurnished
312 Coronado St., Port St.
Joe Beach. 6 month lease
required. Call for price

1305 Woodward Ave.,
Port St. Joe, 3 br, 2 ba,
den, FP w/gas log, dbl
elecc oven, gas dryer, re-
frigerator, CH&A, New ce-
ramic tile, $850 mo.+ dep.
850- 653-6674 or 670-1403

Apalachicola: 3br, 2 ba,
unfurn, all new appl.
Refrndg Washer/Dryer.
3risn wa3ner CHA Fro,,[
3orch, rir,.e neighborhood
Music See, 800mo .ii &
asi. + $500 Dep. 6-12 mo
ease Call Anna w/ The'
Rental Manager LLC. @
850-6 70.544

Available Nov. 1st. 2or 3
br, 2 ba, office FR304 6th
St. Pt. St;.l.Joe. $1000/mo.
1 mo. dep. No .smok-
ing/pets. 850-227-4358

Gorgeous Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 V2 baths, wood
floors, custom cabinets,
fully furnished, screened
porch and open deck. 6-9
month lease, $1150 mo.,
first, & last month rent,
$550 security deposit on
signing. No pets. Call,
850-229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.

Cape Bay Home, 4 br, 4
ba, dock, furn'd, Beautiful
bay views, beach access,
$1650 mo., 408-436-8293.
Gulf Aire 3 br, 2 ba no
smoking/pets, approx.
1700sf, garage, 1000ft
from the beach.
$1100/month with lease +
dep. Call 850-866-0071
House For Rent, in St.
Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,
large yard, $900 mo. Call
Gene at 850-830-9342.
Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 ba
house with spectacular
beach view on Hwy 98. Big
screened porch, remod-
eled kitchen w/ dishwash-
er. Central H/A, wash-
er/dryer, & big work-
shop-shed w/ elec. Mostly
furn. $995mo, 1st & last
mo rent + $350 sec dep
on signing, 6 or 12-mo.
lease. Small pet ok. Avail
Oct. 26. 850-899-3130
Mexico Beach 3 br, 2 ba
house on quiet street
across from boat canal.
w/dock access. Very clean
and fullu furnished. CH&A,
screen porch, 100 yards to
the beach covered carport,
dishwasher, W/D, fully fur-
nished. 3 or 6-mo lease.
Perfect for military or busi-
ness temporary living.
$1,285 mo. includes all
utilities, cable and wi-fi in-
ternet. Small pet ok.

Mexico Beach area 3 br, 2
full baths 146 Pondview
Cir. Dblwide, only 4 mi
from beach, W/D hookups,
CH&A, pets nego. $850
mo., 1st and last month's

Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting
$900mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
Overstreet, Beautiful 4 br,
2 ba Home, 1824sf, on 1
acre, $1250 mo.+dep. Call
(310) 755-8118 Iv msg.
Port St. Joe Beach 4 br,
2 ba newly renovated. Un-
furn'd, 1 block off beach.
$1200/mo. 850-544-2218
RENTALS Available. Call
RENTALS, @ Mexico
Beach 850-648-1012.

| 6170

Mexico Beach 2 MH walk-
ing distance to beach, furn
and/or unfurn, starting at
$750mo, Sundance Realty
RV Space for rent private
lot with 1 room cottage
with full bath 9452 Olive St.
Beacon Hill Call Dan
Wewa RV Lots
$200/mo. + $200 sec dep
Call 850-639-5721

Beautiful Beaches! South
Padre Island Beach Resort
From $59/night. www.en
joyspi.com 1-866-
4LACOPA. Free Breakfast.
Free Happy Hour. La Quin-
ta Beach Resort. La Copa

7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Walerfront
7180 Investment
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare

2 br 1 ba Port St.Joe. Cor-
ner lot with bay view. RE-
DUCED $195K. Also ajoin-
ing lot 3br /lba $185K
(850) 762-3252

For Sale By
3 br, 2 ba. 615 Marvin Ave.
Appraiped @ $185K obo.
& 478 Santa Anna 3 br, 2
ba $219K obo Call
850-227-4486 or 647-9282

House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has moving cost info.
$18,000. Call Mary Lou @

Mexico Beach 4 br, 2 ba
screened in rear porch,
front deck, 2 blocks to
beach. Price reduced
$198K. Call 478-954-2050

PSJ: 111 Heritage Ln. in
Heritage Plantation, 3 br, 2
tiled ba, 2 car gar, 2200sf,
Newer home w/ofc, huge
utility/craft room, custom
tiled kitchen, Handicap
friendly, storage bldg,
sprinkler sys, beautifully
landscaped, Irg scrnd
porch. Only $349,900! Call
St. Joe Beach, close to
Windmark, 3 br, 2 ba, gulf
view, 100 yds off beach,
fully furn'd house, 2 car
garage, Beautiful house
Sits on 2 lots, $1595 mo.
(770) 331-1989/331-8163.

Below appraised value,
Port St Joe, Beacon Hill, 3
br 3 ba, elevator, custom
built, beautiful beach views
$989K, 850-774-5400

Below appraised value,
Port St Joe Beach 3 br 3
ba, beach views, $549K,

Palm Bay
$369,900 Great Value !
Open plan, master suite,
pool, 3 br, 2.5 ba.

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2 Lots on Tullip Ave. Bea-
con Hill, Florida. $99K and
$95K. Best Buy on the
Beach! Call 706-333-0159
Historical District
of Apalachicola, $249,000,
Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
CLOSURE Must sell best
offer. 850-596-2057 or
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to beach.
sell! Best Offer. Call 850-
596-2057 or 271-1453.
Nice V2 Acre Corner lot lo-
cated in Dalkeith. Close to
Bryant, Willis, and Douglas
Landings. $25K. Will con-
sider owner financing. Call
Walk to Beach- St. Joe
Beach, cleared lot for sale.
Located on Willow, across
from New round house
$199K. (305) 394-1212.
Waterfront Lot
in Sewanee new Seawall
on fresh water side. 2 min.
boat ride to Sewanee River
or Gulf. Only vacant lot left.
Will trade for St Joe Beach
Home, valued at '$200k.
850-639-3639 or

Buckhorn Subdvsn 1/2
acre lots. Great location!
$25K Call Billy Joe
Smiley 850-340-1213 or
Jessica Paterson
850-227-4183 at Port
Realty Inc.

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Hassle-Free Amenity-Clad
Ownership. Condo Hotels
- One of the hottest con-
cepts in the lodging and
real estate industry. You
own the suite we've got
the guests. 1 (602)
944-1500 ext 0 or 1 (602)
997-6285 Ext. 109, www.

8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160- Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210- Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes

Honda Accord '96 4 DR,
AT, AC, loaded, excellent
condition, $3950. Quality
Cars, 960-4464
To Place An Ad
in The Times
(850) 747-5020
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Ford Bronco '84 4x4, 6
cylinders, new tires, runs
excellent. $3000. Call
Jeep Grand Cherokee '95
Ltd, 4x4, V8, Ithr, loaded,
low mi, exc, cond. $3950.
Quality Cars, 960-4464.

Chevy Silverado '93, long
bed, AT, AC, V8, loaded,
excellent condition, $3950
Quality Cars, 960-4464

Ford 15' Box Truck '99,
diesel, new tires, $9800,
Call Phil in Port St Joe at
Ford F150 '01 XL, long
bed AT, AC, V8, 1 owner,
low miles, $7950. Quality
Cars, 960-4464
Ford F150 XLT
Larriat '91
Automatic, loaded! 88,500
miles, 6 cylinder, $3000
call 827-2566
GMC Sierra Z71
Automatic, Rims & tires,
CD, Cold air, Excellent
shape. Charcoal Gray,
tinted windows. $9000 Call

Dodge Grand Caravan '99
one owner, loaded, excel-
lent condition, $3950.

2000 Fischer Pontoon
Boat, 24ft, 3.0 inboard,
runs great! $5000, Call
26' Center Console
Off-Shore Deep "V" Hull
Like New (40 Hours),
Completely Refurbisheo,
SeaWolf with Twin
C/Rotating 140HP SUZUKI'
4/Stroke Engines. New
Center Console, fully
rigged, wiring, steering & '
seats. New Aluminum
Majic Tilt. New 160g Alumi-
num Gas Tank. Draws
less than 2 feet, Great in,
Bay or Gulf. Great Fishing
Boat! Serious inquiries,
$49K obo Call 850-227-
4256 or 706-628-4260
Bertam Sportfish, 46',
1986 MKIII. Twin Detroit
Diesel. Kohler generator.
Good condition. Well
equipped. Never been
damaged. For pictures &.
information, please email:
Must Sell! $149k OBO
used sit-on-top kayaks for
sale at Happy Ours Kayak
& Canoe Outpost. Call
850-229-1991 or see us at
775 Cape San Bias Road.

- 8240

America's Mini Storage
850-229-8014 or
Dry Boat Storage .
FOR RENT! Exclusive, -
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art man-'.
na. Enjoy, The Luxurious'
clubhouse and facilities.
30'xl 0'x0'...$280-$330.


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By Teresa J. Farney
Freedom News Service

Got your Wies'n Hendl?
Warmer Leberkase and pret-
zel? Brats and beer? Then
put on your lederhosen, break
into a yodel and roll out the
Like being Irish for a day
on St. Patrick's Day, many
people become German this
time of year for Oktoberfest,
a beer-soaked festival born
in Munich and replicated in
towns throughout the United
Oktoberfest began in
the early 1800s as a horse
race celebrating the wedding
of Crown Prince Ludwig to
Princess Therese of Saxony-
Hildburghausen. Everyone
had such a good time that it
became a tradition.
"It's such a romantic story,"
said Helga Schnakenberg, one
of the owners of the Edelweiss
Restaurant in Colorado
Springs, Colo.
But to modern-day cel-
ebrants, the romance angle
takes a back seat to the beer
and food.
"The rule for Oktoberfest
is to eat a lot a lot of greasy
food to absorb the amount
of beer being consumed,"
said Ulrike (Uli) Wimberger,
an owner of Wimberger's Old
World Bakery and Delicatessen,
also in Colorado Springs.
"In Germany, Oktoberfest
is considered a holiday.
Schools are closed, I think
because the teachers get so
drunk the night before they
can't come to school."

Brats &

She's not kidding.
According to the Munich
tourist office, at the 2005
Oktoberfest there were 60,000
hectoliters (about 425 cups are
in each hectoliter) of beer sold
to wash down the tradition-
al foods, including 481,649
roasted chickens and untold
numbers of pretzels.
But not all the romance
has gone out of the celebra-
tion. To play up the love story
between the prince and prin-
cess, sweeties give each other
ginger hearts, huge cookies
made of Lebkuchen (ginger-
bread) and adorned with a
flirty message written in icing.
The cookies can be worn, kept
as a souvenir or, of course,
"Boys will buy girls the
hearts to wear during the
Oktoberfest," said Wimberger.
"The bigger the heart the bet-
In Munich, Oktoberfest
goes on for two solid weeks. In
U.S. cities with large German
populations, Oktoberfest
might occur each weekend in
If you can't fine an
Oktoberfest near you, put
on some oompah music and
throw your own minifestival.
For the sake of tradition,
you'll want Wies'n Hendl, half
a spit-roasted chicken.
"This is a very popular
dish in Munich where chick-
ens are roasted on a spit like
the ones you see in every gro-
cery stores today," Krauss
said. "Most people who came
to the early Oktoberfests had
never seen or tasted this type

Wies'n Hendl?

of roasted chicken."
If you don't have a spit,
just take Wimberger's advice:
"You can buy a roasted chick-
en at the grocery store."
Other dishes served at a
traditional Oktoberfest ban-
quet are equally as easy as
buying a roasted chicken at
the grocery store.
"Oktoberfest is a time
for easier-to-make food,"
Schnakenberg said. "It's more
country-style cooking with lots
of sausages and ham hocks."
Another German special-
ity at home on the Oktoberfest
table is O'batzd'er, a strong-
flavored cheese spread made
of limburger, brie, butter,
beer, paprika, onion and cara-
way seeds. It's usually served
with halzofen brot, a German
Wimberger keeps a batch
of O'batzd'er on hand at her
store during the Oktoberfest
season. She also stocks up on
another favorite: Oktoberfest
pretzels that are 12 inches
long and weigh 6 ounces.
"We only make the pret-
zels on Saturdays most of the
year, but during Oktoberfest
we have them every day of the
week," Wimberger said.
Her store is also a source
for other German delica-
cies, especially sausages and
cold cuts, like the Warmer
Leberkase mentioned above.
"It's a veal loaf that is
sliced and served with a pret-
zel and sweet mustard," she
As for the beer, your basic.
beer really won't do. It has to
be a seasonal beer.

"It's usually a wheat-based
beer, like an amber ale, and
served with a slice of lemon to
cut the hoppiness of the beer,"
said Dieter Schnakenberg,
Helga's son and manager at
the Edelweiss. "German beer
has to be brewed according
to the 1516 Purity Law, which
means it has to contain only
water, hops or malts and not
artificial ingredients."
For a final touch of authen-
ticity, make sure you get the
seating arrangements right.
"Every one is seated at
big tables where they can
link arms to sway back and
forth to the music," Helga
Schnakenberg said.
Now, if you could just find
that great oompah band.

Yield: 6-8 servings
6-8 bratwurst
3-4 tablespoons cold but-
ter, divided
1-2 (12 ounce) bottles
Lowenbrau Original beer
1 large onion, sliced
2 tablespoons brown
Pierce bratwursts with
fork. Grill about 8 minutes,
until just about done.
Add 2 tablespoons but-
ter to pot over medium heat
until butter is soft. Add brat-
wurst and L6wenbrau. Cover,
let simmer over very low heat
20 minutes-1 hour. Beer flavor
will be stronger the longer you
keep in pot. Bratwurst will fin-
ish cooking during this step.
While bratwurst simmer,

add 1-2 tablespoons but-
ter to saucepan with
onion. Cook until onions
are clear, then a'dd
brown sugar and n-.L\
with onion. Serve with
German mustard on a
Nutrition data not
Source: Lowenbrau
beer company

Yield: 2 servings
1 carrot, diced
1 onion, peeled and
1 leek, chopped
1 stalk celt r y.
2 meaty smoked
pork shanks
1 teaspoon whole
black peppercorns
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons veg-
etable shortening
1/4 cup beer
1 pinch ground
cumin, or to taste
Preheat oven to
425 degrees.
Place carrot.
onion, leek, celery and
shanks in large stock-
pot. Throw in pep-
percorns, and season
with salt to taste.
Add enough water to
cover vegetables.
Cover and cook
2-3 hours over
medium heat, or
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tender. Remove shanks
from water and drain. Reserve
vegetables and cooking liquid.
Melt shortening in enamel-
coated cast-iron baking dish or
pan. Return drained shanks,
cooked vegetables and about 2
cups cooking liquid to pan.
Bake 30 minutes. During
last 10 minutes, sprinkle with
beer. Dust lightly with cumin
to increase flavor. Serve with
Nutrition data not avail-

Source: Allrecipes.com

Yield: 6 servings
24 ounces baby new pota-
toes, scrubbed and halved
1/2 small red onion, sliced
3 tablespoons each oil and
1 apple
1 teaspoon fresh' lemon
4 ounces cooked German
bierwurst, sliced thinly.,
2 German gherkins,
1 tablespoon German mus-
2 tablespoons sour cream
1-2 tablespoons milk
Chopped dill and fresh
parsley, to taste
Sea salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to
Boil potatoes in salted
water 10-12 minutes, or until
just tender. Drain and mix gen-
tly in large bowl with sliced red
onion. Season to taste and cool

Add oil and vinegar to pota-
toes and refrigerate for one hour
or until chilled. Meanwhile,
chop apple and mix with lemon
juice. Mix with potatoes along
with bierwurst and gherkins.
Beat mustard, sour cream
and just enough milk to make a
dressing consistency of cream.
Stir carefully into salad, spoon
into serving dish and sprinkle
with chopped herbs.
Nutrition data not avail-
Source: Adapted from rec-
ipe in "Modern German Food"
by Roz Denny

Yield: 6 Servings
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups drained German
sauerkraut with caraway seeds
1/2 cup creme fraiche, at
room temperature
2 tablespoons minced
Heat oil in saucepan. Add
sauerkraut and stir. Turn heat
to low and .cover; cook until
sauerkraut is hot throughout.
Remove from heat and
let cool slightly. Stir in creme
fraiche and minced chives.
Nutrition data not avail-
Source: "Modern German
Food" by Roz Denny

Yield: 12 servings
1 2/3 cups all-purpose
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking

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1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup kirschwasser
(cherry brandy)
1/2 cup butter

3 1/2 cups confectioners'
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon strong brewed
2 (14-ounce) cans pitted
Bing cherries, drained
2 cups heavy whipping

1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon kirschwasser
Chocolate curls made with
potato peeler from 1 (1-ounce)
square semisweet chocolate
For cake, preheat oven
to 350 degrees. Line bottoms
of 2 (8-inch) round pans with
parchment paper circles.
Sift together flour, cocoa,
baking soda and salt. Set
Cream shortening and
sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
in eggs .and vanilla. Beat in
flour mixture, alternating with
buttermilk, until combined.
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 35-40 minutes, or
until toothpick tests clean. Cool
completely. Remove paper from
cakes. Cut each layer in half,
horizontally, making 4 layers.
Sprinkle layers with 1/2 cup
In medium bowl, cream
butter until light and fluffy. Add
confectioners' sugar, pinch of
salt, coffee; beat until smooth.
If too thick, add a couple of
teaspoons of cherry juice or
milk. Spread first layer of cake
with 1/3 filling. Top with 1/3
cherries. Repeat with remain-
ing layers.
For frosting, whip cream
to stiff peaks. Beat in 1 vanilla
and kirshwasser. Frost top and
sides of cake. Garnish with
chocolate curls, if using.
Nutrition data not avail-
Source: Allrecipes.com

Yield: 6 hamburgers
2 pounds ground beef
(chuck and round combined in
equal parts make a good mix-
ture for this)
1 medium-size onion

2 tablespoons minced
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
1-2 dashes pepper
2 tablespoons butter, melt-
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter or
vegetable oil
2 onions, sliced and sepa-
rated into rings
Put ground meat through
fine blade of food chopper with
onion and parsley. Mix thor-
oughly with eggs, salt and a
dash of pepper, melted butter
and flour. It's best to mix this
through with your hands as
ingredients will be more thor-
oughly blended.
Shape meat mixture into
4 oval patties. Heat butter or
oil in large, heavy skillet. When
oil is hot (butter should not
begin to brown), add meat pat-
ties. Fry until first side is rich
brown; turn and brown second
side. If you want hamburgers
rare, fry fist side 4-5 minutes
and second side 3-4 minutes.
If you want hamburgers well-
done, fry slowly or they will be
too brown by the time centers
are finished. When hamburg-
ers are done, remove to heated
Add onion rings to pan
and saute a few minutes until
soft and bright yellow but not
'brown. Spoon sauteed onion
rings over hamburgers. If sauce
is desired, pour 1/2 cup hot
water or beef stock into pan;
let come to boil once or twice as
you stir and scrape coagulated
pan juices into it. Pour over
hamburgers with onions.
Nutrition data not avail-
Source: "The German
Cookbook," by Mimi Sheraton

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