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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 2, 2006
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
69th Year, Number 2 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 36 Pages


November 2, 2006





Three Candidates Vie for




Gulf County District 2 Seat


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Long-time incumbent county commis-
sioner Billy Traylor is facing opposition this
year for the Gulf County District 2 county
commission seat.
Traylor faces opposition from Tom
Semmes and Jerry Pridgeon, neither of whom
has held political office in Gulf County.
District 2 encompasses roughly the
northwestern quarter of the county, from
just south of Overstreet east to Highway 71,
running north along the west side of the high-
way to the north. end of Wewahitchka, then
cutting east across the lower portion of the
Dead Lakes to the Franklin County line and
then north.
Billy Traylor
Born in Marianna, 51-year old Billy
Traylor graduated from Wewahitchka High
School and served in the U.S. Army for four
years. He is single, with two children.
Traylor has been the county commis-
sioner of District 2 for 17 years, and believes
his experience gives him the ability to work
with people, deal with a wide range
of issues, and communicate with
anyone.
"My strongest asset is that I can
communicate with anyone. I believe
this is the biggest key with constitu-
ents and the people I work with, says
Traylor. "I am also a hands-on per-
son. I don't see many commissioners
being hands-on people. Most pick
up the phone and tell someone to
do something. I want to know what's
* going on. I've been doing this for 17
years and I enjoy it every day."
County-wide Voting:
Traylor believes county-wide
voting will never be settled until all
board members agree with it, and
would be substantially less efficient


than the current district system. He does,
however, consider himself a county-wide
commissioner, supporting numerous issues
in other districts.
"If we go to county-wide voting, commis-
sioners will have to go from one end of the
county to the other and will be spread too
thin.
"Besides," adds Traylor, "where is the
funding source coming from to fight this
issue in court? When Commissioner Barnes
brought it up two years ago, the lawyers said
then it would cost between $700,000 and $2
million to go to court about it. Who is going
to support that cost?"
"Until the public tells me they want to
spend that much money, I won't go for it."
Taxes: "I think we did everything in our
power to lower taxes for the second straight
year," says Traylor. "We have the third lowest
rate of all the state's small counties 4.67.
Without putting the county in jeopardy, we
went well beyond what the tax committee
asked for."
Work Orders: Traylor considers the
work order system a long-overdue manage-
ment tool, yet still feels the county is more
efficient and organized than 10 years ago.


Billy Traylor


Tom Semmes


"Better management will be a plus from
work orders. We did have a system, but it
was a poor one."
"Gulf County has come a long way in the
past five or six years," says Traylor. "We are
more efficient and better organized than eight
or ten year ago. Supervisors are now sent to
classes for management and for dealing with
people. The county has more people with
expertise than before."
Tom Semmes
Born in Enterprise, Alabama, 59-year
old Tom Semmes moved to Gulf County in
1955, left in 1969 and returned in 1996.
Married, with two children, Semmes
served in the military, attended New York
Institute of Technology, and lived and worked
in several states before returning to Gulf
County.
Semmes feels the county should be run
"like a business," and feels his business
experience will allow him to implement bet-
ter policies.
"For 17 years the county government has
been- at status quo and we need a positive

(See VOTERS on Page 6A)


-Jerry Prid-.
Jerry Pridgeon


Library Dedication 1B


Tallahassee Man


Arrested for Port


St. Joe Stabbing

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer


















man with the crimes.
BenniBennie Robledo, age 68, was arrested just
before midnight on October 25 in Tallahassee
and charged with two counts of attempted
murder, according to a Port St. Joe Police
Department news release.
The Leon County Sheriff's Office served
warrants at 2050 Jo Anne Lane in Leon
County and arrested Robledo for stabbing a
57-year old man and a 13-year old boy October
13 while they were fishing under the George
Tapper Bridge in Highland View.
According to the Port St. Joe news release,
Robledo's vehicle, along with other evidence,
was seized by law enforcement officers during
the' search of the residence.
"The investigation continues as we have
received additional information on the second
suspect and are following leads at this tune. A
second arrest is expected very soon." said Port
St. Joe Police Chief James Hersey.
Robledo was released Thursday. October
25, shortly after his arrest. or, S850.000 bail,
according to Hersey.
Police would not release the names of the
two victims, citing concerns from the family
over their safety.


Tornado Carves


Through Apalachicola


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By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers

It arrived with a ghoulish howl, a Halloween
surprise tornado that lifted off of Apalachicola
Bay Friday evening, slammed on to land at Two
Mile, and then slashed through the city in a
matter of minutes before exiting back onto the
river at Water Street.
But not before it had downed power lines,
uprooted trees, smashed roofs and generally
behaved badly, very badly.
Miraculously, given the lack of a clear
warning to area residents and the tornado's
sudden arrival, a man who suffered a lacerated
leg and some minor injuries were all that the
cyclone caused.
But the property damage caused by the
storm was considerable, destroying four
homes, causing major damage to nine others
and inflicting minor damage on 26 others,
according to the most recent situation report
froom the Capital Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross.
Butch Baker, emergency management
director, summed up the ironic tvist of the
storm Friday night, when he reflected on how
it had come at the tail end of a particularly
uneventful hurricane season.
"We thought we had dodged the bullet," he.
told reporters. "But the bullet found us."
The storm hit land around 6:15 p.m. at the
Two Mile area, and packing 70 to 75 miles per
hour winds, took as its first victim the Burger
King Restaurant at 421 U.S. 98.
It ripped off portions of the mansard roof,


cracked double-paned glass windows, twisted
the sign, flipped over a dumpster and lifted up
a seven-ton air conditioner unit, pulled it from
its casing and put it down at the other end of
the roof.
"That was a pretty good wind," said Frank
Rackstraw, the president of Goldco Inc. which
owns the restaurant.
With minimal damage inside and no dam-
age to the electronics, crews expected to have
the restaurant open by Wednesday morning,
Nov. 1.
He said Linda Shea, district manager, and
Lisa Estes, the restaurant; manager, have been
part of an effort 'to "to get everythng back in
shape.
"We've got a team of people over there,"
said Rackstraw. "We won't be totally finished,
but we will be safe and secure and able to serve
food."
Tod Small to be Spotted on Radar
National Weather Service officials in
Tallahassee have been scratching their heads
this week over just what hit Apalachicola.
"It's still somewhat up in the air whether
we had a tornado or not," said Irv Watson, sci-
ence officer. "I still think it was a water spout
that came ashore and the damage looks as
though it was Fl tornadic damage."
An Fl tornado carries winds of between 73
to 112 miles per hour.
There as no mystery at all to octogenarian
Rosalie Ray, who said she had never experi-
enced anything like what happened Friday hav-


ing lived here all her life.
"I got the scare of my life.
I thought I was a goner," said
Ray, who lives at 123 19th
Street, her house having suf-
fered tree damage.
Her daughter, Barbara
Buzbee, helped to get her and
her 89-year-old uncle, George
Clark, into the bathroom as
the tornado hit.
"I just heard this weird
noise, it was like a weird
Halloween sound," said
Buzbee. "It was an experi-
ence I will never forget. This
happened so fast you have no
time to think."
Barbara's brother, Ronnie
Ray, and his household, were
nowhere near as lucky.
Melynn Rester, Ronnie
Ray's girlfriend, was walk-
ing down the street after
the storm, when Dedra Ray,
Ronnie's daughter, came by
to check.
"She was walking like in
shock," said Dedra Ray.
Melynn had been at her
computer desk when the tor-
nado hit, tearing the roof com-
pletely off the house at Ellis
Van Vleet and 19th Street.
(See TORNADOES on Page 2A)


David Adlerstein/Florida Freedom Newspapers
Morgan and Mallorie Ray clean up their living room on their
roofless home.


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"She heard a noise and
she ran," said Dedra. "She felt
all the suction. It was trying to
suck the door open. She just
saw it tearing everything off."
The National Weather
Service's Watson said prelimi-
nary observations indicated
winds of between 70 and 75
miles per hour.
"It done a real number
on those oak trees, boy it is a
mess," said the meteorologist.
"Ninety percent of the damage
is trees."
Watson estimated the
storm moved northeast at 40
miles per hour and traveled
about a mile and one half,
lasting a total of about two
minutes.
There was tornado watch
in effect until 7 p.m., which
means conditions are favor-
able for a tornado. The watch
was for much of the eastern
Florida panhandle and the Big
Bend area. No warning was
issued, which indicates that a
storm has actually been spot-
ted.
"That's because it didn't
meet our criteria from the
two radars, from both the
Tallahassee and Eglin Air
Force Base radars," he said.
"We actually had a discussion
about that."
Watson said the forecaster
on the radar had contemplat-
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noticed that the disturbance
seemed to be weakening.
"It did not have the correct
rotational characteristic we
expect from a tornadic storm,"
said Watson. "It's tough to see
small tornados, which are
maybe less than 100 yards
wide. We would probably miss
it again."
Watson said sightings
depend on how far away the
tornado is from the radar. In
the case of Apalachicola, it is
50 miles from the Tallahassee
radar.
He said a tornado was seen
and caused damage in western
Bay County, and the forecast-
ers began putting out tornado
warnings for Bay County to
Port St. Joe. But there were no
further reports from Cape San
Blas or northwest Port St. Joe,
and the forecasters stopped
short of issuing a warning.
"(It had) a very weak rota-
tional signature. There's a lot
of things spinning out there,"
Watson said. "I determined
that these were weak rotation-
al velocities we were seeing. It's
a problem at large distances. I
think we are blessed around
here with lots of radars but
still it's tough."
It was tough for Linda
Elsea, too.

Out of the Bathtub, Into
the Storm


Linda Elsea, from 130
14th Street, said she was in
the bathtub at the rear of her
house, and her boyfriend's
son, Alec Hoffman, was in the
guest house, when the storm
hit.
'As soon as I got in the
bathtub, I heard this whoosh,"
she said. "Thet the entire
bathroom starts shaking. It
was howling loud."
Else got out of the tub, and
saw the window covered with
debris and then wrapped her-
self in a towel as she crawled
down the hall towards the cen-
ter of the house.
"I looked up and the walls
were shaking," she said. "I
could see my house ripping
apart. I saw the kitchen cabi-
nets fly open. I heard ripping
and tearing. I am screaming
bloody murder. That's all I
remember, screaming.'
Else lost a work shed, and
her ,pool was damaged, but
worst of all a huge oak tree
fell across her laundry room
and smashed the back wall of
her home.
Plus her boyfriend, Carl
Hoffman, said it appeared
the house had been lifted off
its foundation and put back
down.
"It kind of looked like the
hand of God turning a cork-
screw," said Elsea.
Laboratory windows were
blown out of Weems Memorial
Hospital, but the generator
stayed on and the emergen-
cy room staff saw a line of


David Adlerstein/Florida Freedom Newspapers
Power lines hang down at Water Street.


patients with non life threaten-
ing injuries.
The emergency room
stayed open, but the rest
of the facility was closed
until Tuesday night, when
the Agency for Health Care
Administration allowed it to
completely reopen.
Boats were overturned
and power lines uprooted at
Water Street, near Avenue G,
while there was lots of dam-
age at Sunset Circle, where it
meets Shadow Lane.


Cherie Jacobs, spokes-
woman for Progress Energy
Florida, said power went off
at 6:15 p.m. when debris from
Ronnie Ray's roof got tangled
in equipment at the power
substation across the street.
Nearly 2,500 custom-
ers were then without power.
"Within 10 minutes we restored
power to about 900 of those
customers," said Jacobs, leav-
ing the other 1,600 customers
without power.
"By 11:30 p.m. Saturday


the bulk got it back," she
said, noting that the company
had 65 employees working to
repair equipment and restore
power, many from other parts
of Florida.
'"A remaining handful hiad
power restored by Sunday 4t
3 p.m.," said Jacobs. She said
workers replaced a total of 12
power poles and 2,000 feet' of
wire, after trees and debris
knocked into wire also caused
some of the poles to be dam-
aged.


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recognizing the veterans and
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10 at 9 A.M. EST in the R.
Marion Craig Coliseum of Port
St. Joe High School. On the
day of the ceremony, please
use the main entrance to the
school, sign in at the guest reg-
istration table and a NJROTC
Cadet will escort you to the
reserved seating area.
Guest speaker for
this year's program will be
Lieutenant Colonel (USA, Ret.)
James C. Kennedy, a 1962
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. Mr. Kennedy enlisted
in the US Navy in February
-1964. He served tours at
,the Naval Station, Rota,
.Spain, aboard the USS Wasp
and at the Naval Air Station,
Pensacola, Florida where he
Swas discharged in November
.1968.
He enlisted in the US
Army in November 1969 and
was commissioned through
infantry OCS at Ft. Benning,


GA. He served tours in the
Republic of South Vietnam,
South Korea and various duty
stations within the United
States. His duty assign-
ments included Airborne
Infantry Platoon Leader,
Helicopter Pilot, Cavalry
Troop Commander, Aviation
Battalion Executive Officer
and various Staff Positions.
His last assignment was Chief
of the Army Element, United
States Air Force Air Ground
Operations School, Hurlburt
Field, Florida, retiring as a
Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a graduate of the
Airborne School, Rotary Wing
Aviator Course, Instructor
Pilot Course, the Infantry
Officers Advance Course and
the Command and General
Staff College. His civilian edu-
cation includes a Bachelor or
Applied Science Degree and a
Master of Science Degree from
Troy State University.
His awards include the
Legion of Merit, Distinguished
Flying Cross, the Bronze
Star Medal, Purple Heart,
Meritorious Service Medal,


Air Medal and the Army
Commendation Medal.
James is married to the
former Miss Glenda Burkett,
also of Port St. Joe, and a
graduate of the Class of 1964.
They have two children: a
daughter, Mitzi, and her chil-
dren Ashton, Abby, Drew, and
Chloe (husband Nick Larson).
Their son is Clay and he and
his wife Laney Kennedy have
two daughters Jamie and
Erin. His parents are Mrs.
Catherine Kennedy and the
late Talmadge Kennedy. Mrs.
Kennedy's parents are Mrs.
Faye Burkett and the late G. L.
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By Marie Logan
S Star Staff Writer
In a special meeting
lvonday afternoon, the coun-
ty commissioners adopted
an ordinance that will levy a
four-cent tourist development
tax on tourist dollars spent in
pulf County.
"One cent of the tax will
be dedicated to beach renour-
ishment," said Paula Pickett,
Director of the Gulf County
Tourist Development Council


(TDC). "That one cent will go
directly to offset annual costs
associated with the beach
renourishment project, and
to help pay off the Municipal
Services Taxing Units (MSTUs)
bond."
The other three cents will
go toward the TDC's advertis-
ing, promotions, marketing,
special events, trade shows,
FAM tours,, paid advertising
and TDC operating costs and
.salaries for the office's two
employees.


"This is basically a perma-
nent appropriation we intend
to keep," said Pickett. "It will
be levied solely on transient
tourists and transient bed
tax."
The ordinance passed
3-0, with county commis-
sioners Nathan Peters, Jerry
Barnes and Bill Williams
present. Williams was acting
chair, since commission chair
Carmen McLemore, along with
commissioner Billy Traylor.
was absent. :


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Persons aged over 50
years;
Children and adoles-
cents (aged 6 months-18
years) who are receiving
long-term aspirin therapy
and, therefore, might be at
risk for experiencing Reye
syndrome after influenza
infection;
Adults and children
who have chronic dis-
orders of the pulmonary
or cardiovascular sys-
tems, including asthma
(hypertension is not consid-
ered a high-risk condition);
Adults and chil-
dren who have required
regular medical follow-up
or hospitalization dur-
ing the preceding year
because of chronic metabol-
ic diseases (including dia-
betes mellitus), renal dys-
function, hemoglobinopa-
thies, or immunodeficiency
(including immunodeficien-
cy caused by medications
or by human immunodefi-
ciency virus);
Adults and children
who have any condition
(e.g.. cognitive dysfunc-
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or other neuromuscular
disorders) that can com-
promise respiratory func-
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respiratory secretions,
or that can increase the risk
for aspiration;
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medical conditions;
Persons who live with or
care for persons at high risk
for influenza-related com-
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caregivers of children aged
0-59 months; and
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ness.
In Port St. Joe
Flu vaccination clin-
ics are being held every
Monday, and Wednesday
from 8 a.m. until noon ET.
No appointment necessary,
however you may call 227-
1276 ext 100 to schedule
an appointment.
In Wewahitchka
Flu vaccination clin-
ics are on Mondays and
Thursday, appointments
recommended. Please call
639-2644 to schedule.
There is no shortage
of Flu vaccine this year.
Shipments will contin-
ue to, be shipped through
November.


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Revitalizing Minds


Much of the discussion about revitaliza-
tion of various neighborhoods in North Port
St. Joe has largely revolved around DRAs
and CRAs.
We offer, instead, the ABCs.
State mandated standardized tests last
year revealed that 86 percent of minority high
school students in the county were not read-
ing at grade level.
Sure, we have expressed heartburn with
the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
in the past, questioning just how much of a
real barometer such one-time-a-year tests
actually offer about yearly progress in the
classroom.
But despite those reservations, it is dif-
ficult, actually downright impossible, to rec-
oncile that view with statistics that show that
just 14 percent or not quite 1.5 out of 10
students are currently reading at grade
level.
For all the debate, and agendas, sur-.
rounding revitalizing North Port St. Joe or
other neighborhoods where disadvantages
abound, it is hard to envision any solution
being of long-term impact if the children of
those neighborhoods grow into adults who
can't read a loan form, a job application, a
mortgage, a bank statement.
That is like starting the race of life by giv-
ing everybody else a 12-year head start.
And this is hardly a burden entirely
borne of the school system, though there are
certainly disconnects evidenced.
A recent town hall meeting held by the
superintendent and the school board mem-
ber representing North Port St. Joe was laud-
able in its intent. Attempting to find answers
in the community, engaging the community,
are goals to be promoted.
But the very next week, an event signal-
ing the start of another year of The Century
Program, one of the district's finest efforts
to bridge the learning gap between minority
students and their peers, lacked the presence
of every elected school official from the south
end of the county.
Sure, school board member George Cox
from Wewahitchka is the current liaison
Between the board and The Century Program,
but the entire School Board, particularly
those representing a bulk of the minority
community, as well as the rest of the top
brass of the system should have lent their
presence.
That is called matching actions to


words.
Additionally, Take Stock in Children, a
public/private partnership to provide men-
toring and tutoring to at-risk middle school
students has largely languished since its
inception almost four years ago.
Research demonstrates that middle
school is likely the last true opportunity to
reach students who lag behind, whose hori-
zons 'don't extend much beyond the final bell
that day and Take Stock in Children has had
proven success in other districts.
But in Gulf County it has yet to truly
take root, be it from lack
of financial and mentoring Folks deb
assistance from the commu-
nity or it being lost among DRA boun
the enormous buffet of press- expanding
ing issues that sits before injecting I
school officials.
Any blame, though, is sonal age
hardly the school system's see who e
to bear alone, as evidenced
by the overall solid work and at the top
outcomes from a district that are really
is not all that many points stationary,
again, if we are to believe SiaIonar
the FCAT any kind of true
measuring stick of being a honor roll dis-
trict.
What is needed is something we'll label
the Ellmer/Crosby plan.
Several years ago, elementary school
teacher Margaret Ellmer and Deborah
Crosby, wearer of several hats at the district,
embarked on a mission to create a cluster
class, a central home, for the physically- and
mentally-challenged students who could not
function and thrive in a mainstream class-
room.
Today, five, six years later, what they have
created at Port St. Joe Elementary School is
a model for the region, a class environment
so successful that officials from many other
districts have inquired about it or visited.
But Crosby and Ellmer would be the first
to tell any of those inquiring minds that they
did not do it alone.
To pull off what they have, they required
unwavering support from the School Board,
not just in words, but in dollars and action.
They also received immeasurable sup-
port from the community and, maybe most
importantly for our discussion, from par-
ents.
Time and effort was donated, resources


I Feel: Better Now!


October of 1968 was not a banner month
for me. I had quit my summer job at the world
famous Grand Ole Opry to go back to college.
I had, in effect, traded Loretta Lynn, Stonewall
Jackson and Marty Robbins for Professor Abbott
C. Martin and Dr. Charles Binnicker. And Cub
fans thought Lou Brock for Ernie Brbgilo was a
bad. deal!
My girl friend had left me. Ole Duke died. I
didn't have any money. I was taking an advance
math course on finite numbers. It was cold. And
the University of the South, located on a wind
swept plateau in southeastern Tennessee, looks
better in the recruiting brochures than it does
.when you are racing the ever present dogs to an
eight o'clock class through the rain, sleet and,
,snow.
snoou'd think a body would just give up and
go home. But hope springs eternal! My St. Louis
Cardinals were in the World Series that year.
Finally, something to live for! I,could take heart
ui Bob Gibson, Orlando Cepeda, Curt Flood,
Tim McCarver and the aforementioned Brock.
Real ball players, all of them! And, aside from
Al Kaline, I wasn't too worried about the misfits
'and degenerates taking the field for the Detroit
Tigers.
With the first pitch on that clear crisp
Wednesday, October 2nd afternoon, I was ready
for some good news. Bob Gibson delivered. As
:always! He shut the Tigers out and surrendered,
if my memory serves me correctly, only 5 hits. I
know he struck out 17 batters that day to set a
new World Series record. Brock homered.
This was going to be easy!
I listened to the game on. John Stewart's car
'radio kinda in between Biology lab and football
practice. It was the first bright moment in over a
month for me. The food at Gailor Hall that eve-
ning actually had some taste. I bounced back to'
my room and read John Milton and conjugated a
few Latin verbs. Maybe life wasn't as bad as I had
been thinking.....
Some fat left-hander named Mickey Lolich
beat us the next day., Denny McLain was the
Tigers big 30 game winner. He was supposed to
be the man! We'd racked him the day before. And
we could only scrounge up one lousy run against
this Lolich guy!


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I was a little worried. And though
school and lost loves and mid-term exams
Professors Martin's disapproving stare beg
dance though my head.....but I had hope
Cards were still, in it!
Ray Washburn pitched acceptably ii
Saturday game in Detroit and the Cards
I pretended to be a Kappa Alpha because
fraternity had the best television set on car
McCarver and Cepeda hit home runs and]
Maris made a nice running catch in right fie
We won the next day behind Gibson anc
a commanding 3 games to 1 lead in the ser
I smoked or had any money at all---I would
been passing out victory cigars. This thinj
over
Game 5 was a tough one. We brought i
Hoerner with a couple of runners on in th
enth and he didn't get anybody out! He pro
gave up a walk and three hits and that wa
ballgame. The Lolich guy beat us again. I kr
wasn't going to be our day when Jose Feli
butchered the National Anthem.
Game 6 was a disaster. The Tigers s
early and often. We used three different pit
in the third inning alone. They drilled us
1.
I was a tad anxious but still hopeful.
three other teams in history had ever bee
3 games to 1 and lost the World Series. An
Cards had Bob Gibson pitching the final
I'd put my money on Gibby anytime, any
under any circumstances......
Except for Thursday afternoon, Octobi
1968. Flood let a ball he should have caug
over his head in center and we couldn't re


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located and brought to bear, all in the name
of improving the classroom experience of
some of the most challenged students in the
district.
That needs to happen with the minority
student population.
As was discussed at some length during
that previously mentioned town hall meet-
ing was the need for parents to be engaged,
beyond those already ensuring their children
make school a priority.
There must be genuine outreach beyond
a town hall meeting that essentially preach-
es to the choir. Parents, all
sting parents, are accountable for
guiding and nurturing their
varies or children's education.
a CRA, The public school sys-
heir per- tem is not a baby-sitting ser-
heir per- vice, it is a place, or at least
ndas to should be, where horizons
merges are lifted, minds filled.
merges Community leaders,
of the hill county and city, representing
riding a minority populations must
get in the game, just as Dr.'
bicycle. David Langston has with his
foundation offering, tutorial
and mentoring programs.
Whatever the school system produces
is what the community inherits, and com-
missioners on every level, one an educator,
must embrace an enlightened self-interest in
ensuring that all students succeed, not just
those who enter school even with or ahead of
the starting line.
And the School Board must put as much
behind the effort to make the solution a com-
munity one as a previous board did in mak-
ing the dream of an exceptional education
cluster class a reality.
We'll avoid the well-trodden village com-
parison and say simply this is a community
problem, it requires a community solution.
Folks debating ,DRA boundaries or
expanding a CRA, injecting their personal
agendas to see who emerges at the top of the
hill are really riding a stationary bicycle.
Pulse rates will rise, much breath will be
expended, but no long-term destination will
be reached until revitalizing minority student
learning receives the same sort of passion
and same level of attention minus the palpa-
ble atmosphere of personal aggrandizement.


KEYBOARD


KLRiiERInG

Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Yellow Flags
As the regular season winds to a close, in
high school football here is a cheer to coaches
John Palmer and Todd Lanter for their remark-
able restraint in what at times has been a most
trying year.
Because if there is anything that marks this
2006 regular season, it is the less than ideal
performance of the men in stripes who have
officiated the games played by the Gators and
Sharks.
Admittedly, let me say up front that I have
not seen every single game during the season, so
I derive my analysis from only a sampling. ,
But if that sampling is indicative of the
larger whole, high school athletes and coaches
deserved better this season.
You could make a fairly good case that both
county teams were jobbed by officiating calls
during a season.
Now there is an unspoken pact among
coaches when it comes to officials no sense
riling up folks who can have, at their discretiQn,
enormous impact on the games in the future so
consider this the simple rant of an observer. -
That said, particular kudos go to Palmdr
for having the courage to bring to the attention
of state athletic officials the number allegedly
played on the Sharks during their one District
1-1A loss, at Liberty County.
Pressed by Palmer, the Florida High School
Athletic Association (FHSAA) has investigated
that game and the use of officials who may
emphasis on may at this juncture not have
been certified by the state.
The state supervisor of officials acknowl-
edged the investigation this week, saying he
was in the process of drafting a letter to Liberty
County High School about the officiating crew
emphasis on the singular which has been
working home games in Bristol.
That supervisor emphasized that the oit-
come of the game with Port St. Joe "won't
change" but he left open the possibility for what
he described as a "wide range of possible" sanc-
tions.
Boiled to its essence, though the supervisor
would not confirm anything for the record until
Liberty County High School receives his letter,
the officiating crew for the Port St. Joegame is
alleged to have included two officials not certi-
fied by the state. according to several sources -
Further, amniong the crew who worked the
game was allegedly the relative of the principal
of the high school as well as a parent of -one
player.


According to several sources -who chose.
not to be identified to avoid any future problems
with game officials '- this same crew has worked
in When McCarver popped up to Bill Freehan for all home games at Bristol the past two years and
JI| the final out my heart took a dip from which it operated without the supervision of any sanc-
could never recover. It was as if life was unravel- tioning body. : '
ing right before my eyes. That oversized lefthand- Maybe these guys called a perfect game,
er had beaten us again! maybe no flags would have changed the out-
Youjustcan't lose like that. Notmy Cardinals.s stang a stench from
Not when they are all I have! The only light in an come, but there is no mistaking a stench from
t ever tightening sea of darkness.... And as already noted Wewahitchka has
I sat in stone silence for three weeks. LostI And as already noted, Wewabitchka has
iter lonely, forsaken and desolate moved to new hardly gone unscathed.
levels in my brief existence. Surely I was des- The finest example, their close 13-12 loss
tined for the underbelly of life! I berated the old .to West Gadsden, a loss that all but crippled the
girl friend. I questioned Dr. Binicker's ethics. I Gators' shot at a postseason berth and certainly
ts of stood in the cold rain to hide the tears. I cursed prevented Wewahitchka from regaining mome.-
s and Mickey Lolich. I read "Paradise Lost" with a nod turn following its tough loss to Port St. Joe.
:an to of understanding. I questioned the rising sun. I With less than 40 seconds left in the first
e, the. cast aspersions to the moon and the stars. I never half, Dee Baker,. the Gators' standout wide
found another dog as faithful as old Duke..... receiver, caught a pass along the sidelines antd
n the And I pitied the poor, illiterate, unthinking was knocked out of bounds inside the 10-yard
won. souls who tried to comfort with "It's just a ball- line, a fact that all at Gator Field recognized save
their game." t d.
mpus. The pain' simmered through graduation, the side judge.
Roger several jobs, marriage, two sons, a phalanx of Incredibly, after the ball was spotted by the,
ild. Duke look-a-likes and thirty-six years of "if's" head referee, the clock was allowed to start and
Took and "might'a been's". 1 gauged the valleys of life as the final 37. seconds of the half melted away as
ies. If "not as bad as the '68 series". I wouldn't buy gas the Gators tried a desperation pass and the sid4e-
I have from a station featuring a tiger on the marquee. It line official and referee ignored Gator coaches
g was soured me forever on the "Motown" sound. along the sideline seeking an answer for why tlie
I was resigned to carry the burden to my clock was running.
n Joe grave. Lanter received an answer, finally, after tl(e
e sev- But wait.....another October arrives! And the teams came out of the locker room for the sec-
mptly beloved Cardinals are back! And once again the ond half and the referee and side judge acknowl-
is the American League is offering up the Detroit Tigers. edged the mistake.
new it There is a God in Heaven! AbnerDoubleday had What's the phrase? Too little, too late.
ciano finally rolled one up for me! It didntThere was also the helmet-to-helmet colli-
the Cardinals had kinda limped into the series. There was also the helmet-to-elet colli-
icored And it didn't matter that the entire baseball world sion which knocked quarterback Sean Biermah
chers was picking the Tigers to win in a walk. Some from the game but was not called in stark
13 to papers sarcastically predicting "the Tigers in 3". contrast to the phantom helmet-to-helmet call
You think I didn't enjoy every pitch of the which was signaled against Port St. Joe in its
Only 2006 World Series! What a great victory for our win over Jay.
n up guys! I thought of Dizzy Dean, Enos Slaughter, None of this is about excuses. Coaches wont
in up Stan the Man, Kenny Boyer and Jack Buck. I rel- make 'em and, to emphasize, it required real
d the ished the win like only a condemned man clutch- spine for Palmer to even call the state's attention
game. ing his reprieve might understand, to the Liberty County situation.
place, Redemption is sweet. And life is good What this is about is ensuring consistent
r 10, again.... quality officiating. Coaches demand such effort
ht get Respectfully, from their players, heck they demand it of then4-
cover. selves.
Coaches also demand that players treat offi-
Q cials with respect, regardless of the call and the
county players should also be commended fdjr
SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE keeping their heads when the officials around
IN COUNTY them were losing theirs.
$23.00 YEAR $15.00 SIX MONTHS And this Is not about painting all officials
OUT OF COUNTY with the same brush, but a familiar refrain this
$33.00 YEAR $20.00 SIX MONTHS year from sideline observers around the region
is that this has been a down year for officiating.
TO ALL ADVERTISERS I would argue that the $60 per game plus
In case of error or omissions in advertisements the traveling expenses each official receives each
publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage gae is inadequate to ensure uniformly satisfac-
further than amount received for such advertisement. game is adequate to ensure uniformly satisfa-
tory officiating.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed Whatever the solution, this much is reality
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely for game officials to consistently not measure
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces, up to the standards and demands expected of
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. coaches and their teenage athletes is cheating
everybody, from players to fans.
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Letter


Adopt A Shelter
Dog Month


Dear Editor:
American need to take
more responsibility for the
health of their pets and the
nation's pet overpopulation
problem by learning more
about the importance of,
and benefits to, spaying and
neutering.
The St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society is helping
to. raise the public's
awareness about responsible
pet ownership and the sad
unfortunate truth that every
year 8 to 12 million companion
animals enter our nation's
shelters, by promoting Adopt
A Shelter Dog Month. Pet
owners, especially, need to
realize that they have within
them the power to make a.
difference in reducing these
staggering statistics by
.paying and neutering their
pets. Unfortunately, because
,of a lack of responsibility
'and misguided beliefs about
s'paying and neutering, far too
many pets are continuing to
multiply, creating thousands
,of puppies and kittens. These
unwanted animals either die
painful deaths on the streets
or end up in overburdened
community animal shelters.
SThe facts are, spayed
.and neutered pets are usually
Healthier, better behaved, and
,live on average 2 to 3 years
,longer than unsterilized pets.
Specific benefits include:
Reduced risk to some
'forms of cancer and other
medical conditions
o Elimination of.many types
0of objectionable behavior


Elimination of urine
odors and spraying
Elimination of bleeding
which occurs during the heat
period
A calmer, more people-
oriented pet
For more information on
the importance of spaying
and neutering, pet owners
are advised to contact their
veterinarian.
If you are looking to adopt
a pet, look no further than
your local shelter. We have
a variety of wonderful adult
and young dogs and cats just
waiting for good homes.
Mrs. Carolyn Lee
Director
St. Joeseph Bay Humane
Society
227-1103

CRA Plans

Dear Editor:
Reference is made to
the October 17, 2006 City
Commissioners meeting
concerning the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency's
(DRA) revised Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
proposed plan to expand the
boundary lines to include
the North Port St. Joe
Community.
My heart is exceedingly
sorrowful to witness some
African-American citizens
who only displayed self-
interest when they requested
to the City Commissioners to
restrict the boundary's lines
that will only serve to benefit
a few businesses and a few
residents living on hMartin
Luther King to Highway 98.
Their actions to make such a


request appears to be selfish,
greedy, and ungodly when
there is an opportunity for
the entire North Port St. Joe
community to receive and
share the benefits generated
from the Tax Increment
Financing (TIF) funds.
I am a caring and genuine
citizen of North Port St. Joe
who dedicates much of my
volunteered time serving as
president of the Gulf County
NAACP and the Gulf United
Community Development
Corporation. From a civil
rights viewpoint and as a
concerned citizen, "internal
racism is alive and active" in
North Port St. Joe. It seems
to me that a lot of deceit is
going on for this so called
love to save the North Port St.
Joe community for the future.
Why is it that every time
something good is produced
to benefit the entire North
Port St. Joe Community, we
lose the good through slander,
undermining, lying, intentional
miscommunication,
backbiting, prosecution,
false accusing, and/or death?
The most confusing of all
cases is when we as African-
Americans failed to perform
our moral, civic, and religious
duties, we blame the outcome
on our white counterparts as
racism and then try to stir-up
confusion by using eminent
domain scare tactics in the
black community with no
positive solutions?
,North Port St. Joe has a
long and painful history in its
struggle for justice to obtain
suitable housing for the
poor, jobs, equal pay, equal
rights, to end racism, to end


Notice Of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday,'Novemnber 16,
2006, before a duly appointed heqringrofficer for the Port St. Joe Port Authority, the governing body
of the Port of Port St. Joe (the "Port"). at the offices of the Port's Attorney, Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
-Groom, RA., 116 Sailor's Cove Drive, Port. St. Joe, Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments
and hearing discussion concerning a plan of financing relating to the issuance by the Port St. Joe
Port Authority of its Port Revenue Note, Series 2006 (the "Note"), the proceeds of which shall be
used by the Port and shall be in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000. Proceeds of such loan will
be used to finance all or a portion of the costs to acquire real property and constructing facilities of
the Port, all of which will be located in Gulf County, Florida (the "Projects") at 309 Industrial Road,
,Port St. Joe, Florida, which consists of 46.136 acres (the "Land Parcel"). The Projects consist .of:

Acquisition of the Land Parcel and improvements to such land which will include marine and
upland improvements such as site work, demolition, paving, utilities, security improvements includ-
.ing fencing and a security gate, construction of bulkhead wall, construction of apron, construction
of Port Office, dredging, and related improvements.

The owner of the Projects shall be the Port and the operator of the Projects shall be the Port or
a private entity. This Project will be the primary Port facilities of The Port of Port St. Joe

All affected taxpayers, property owners and citizens of Gulf County, Florida, and all other
interested persons are invited to attend said hearing and, either personally or through their rep-
iresentatives, present comments and discussion, oral or written, concerning the proposed plan of
financing, the Note and the nature and location of the Projects. Should any person decide to
appeal any decision, he will need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that'
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
,upon which the appeal is to be based.

The public hearing is required by Section 147(f) of the, Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
amended (the "Code"). Subsequent to the public hearing, Governor Jeb Bush will consider wheth-
-er to approve the issuance of the Bonds, as required by Section 147(f) of the Code. Any person
'interested in the proposed plan of financing, the issuance of the Bonds, the loan or the location or
'nature of the Projects may appear and be heard.

PORT ST. JOE PORT AUTHORITY

Allen Cox, Chairman


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segregation, and to improve the
overall social conditions. This
poverty stricken and socially
deprived neighborhood has
suffered undue hardships for
too long from individuals who
have nothing in their hearts
but to make and receive
grant proposals ranging
from $50,000 to $300,000
to $500,000, etc. to line
their own pockets and their
proposals do nothing to
directly benefit the North Port
St. Joe community.
I adamantly refused to be
a part of any board, group,
institution, organization, or
be hired on any job that my
presence and performance as
a Christian, and an African-
American, is not respectable
and worthy of the position
I hold. I would rather be
kicked-off or fired. It is my
sincere and honest prayer to
the Holy Father that justice
will be served and His will
be done at the upcoming City
Commissioners' Workshop
regarding this matter.
Respectfully submitted,
Amy Rogers, Gulf County
NAACP President

What Direction

Dear Editor:
Where are we going
and why are we in this
hand basket? There are
two questions we should be
asking! Our political leaders
have led us down a series
of paths that are headed to
destinations that may be
doomed to fail. At every turn
they have made choices that
need to be reevaluated. First
we need to look at our internal
affairs. Next we need to focus
on outside issues.
Internally we have
numerous problems. Heath
care, environment, -crime,
economy, political corruption,
WAR, taxes, affordable
insurance, housing, energy
shortages, immigration, civil
rights, and transportation are
some of the most important
domestic issues that we need
to deal with.
Externally, we need to
,work with other countries
to solve the plethora of
worldwide problems.
Genocide, discrimination,
equal rights, global warming,
rogue nations progressing
* toward nuclear armament,
etc.
It appears that our
politicians are only concerned
with things that will inspire
political contributions. They
couldn't care less about
what matters if they are not
connected to cash. We need
to demand that politicians do
more than place a multitude
of signs on our highways and
then pass laws that benefit
lobbyists; their contributors
perpetuate personal agendas.
We need new visionaries with
a plan to get us out of the
mess that our current leaders
have created. .Elections are
coming up. If you are going to
vote, please make sure that
you are helping to elect people
that understand the situation
and have a viable plan for
progress and success.

Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach

Constitutional
Amendment 7

Dear Editor:
My concern is the wording
of this Amendment. The
key phrase here is (Combat
Related). Many disabled
veterans are totally and
permanently disabled but are
not combat related. Many of
these veterans were service
personnel who were behind
the lines or aboard ships at
sea. These veterans are not
combat related but are service
related during war time. This
amendment would effectively
remove them from the present
program that is now in place


with the state. The current
program exempts them from
the ad valorem tax and their
widows. Amendment 7 does
not address the widows of
these deceased veterans as
does the current Florida State
program. Further more, there
are veterans who are 50.


60, or 70 percent disabled
but who are unemployable.
These veterans are rated
as permanently or totally
disabled but their percentage
is not 100 percent. Their
ad valorem tax would be
adjusted by the percentage
of their rated disability, not
the total and permanent
rating. This amendment
would remove hundreds
of deserving veterans from
the current relief they are
already receiving from the
current state program. This
Amendment is deceiving and
I urge all to vote NO on this
Amendment 7.
Thank You
Noel K. Desmond
Disabled American
Veteran
Chiefland, FL.

A Letter to PSJ
Middle School
Parents, Students
and Staff
Dear Editor -
In last week's issue of
"The Star" I was quoted as
saying, "Teachers are coming
and going like crazy." I
want to sincerely apologize
for this statement. I met
with teachers at Port St. Joe
Middle School and apologized


to them in person as well as in
an e-mail to their staff. It was
wrong and I am truly sorry.
Port St. Joe Middle School
teachers are some of the most
dedicated and hard working
teachers in the business, and
it was never my intention to
imply otherwise. They did
not deserve that comment
and I assured them that it
would not happen again.
To all- of the Port St.
Joe Middle School parents
and students who may have
read the quote and became
concerned, I apologize to you
as well. I realize, after having
read the article, that any
professional connected with
that school would have been
offended by my comments.
Port St. Joe Middle School
has been ranked an "A'
school more than any middle
school in the area and was
just recognized again for that
honor. I' hope this shows
their dedication. My hat goes
off to that staff along with all
of the Gulf County School
Board employees and staffs
who. Work day in and day out
to make this system as great
as it is.
Sincerely,
Tim Wilder
Superintendent of
Schools


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By Valerie Lovett
Florida Freedom
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Despite a heav-
ily Republican constituency,
Jimmy Patronis is not taking
anything for granted.
The Republican squares
off against Democratic chal-
lenger Janice Lucas in the Nov.
7 race for the state House
of Representatives District 6
seat.
"I'm working harder
than I've ever worked before
because this chance comes
only once," Patronis said.
Patronis said he and his
supporters are knocking on
hundreds of doors each week
to let voters know they are
serious about the race.
But Lucas is putting up a
fight of her own.
"I'm encouraged by the
numbers and diversity of vot-
ers who are interested in my
candidacy," Lucas said. "They
are very interested in the state
of the state."
Lucas, a 44-year-old
teacher and communications
consultant, said education is
the cornerstone of her -cam-
paign platform, though prop-
erty taxes and insurance rates
also are at the forefront.
"The state needs to stop
gambling on education and
make it a priority from the
state level," she said.
A transfer in funding
responsibility from the state
to the county government
in recent years has hurt the
education system overall, she


said.
Patronis, too, said proper-
ty taxes and soaring insurance
rates are important issues.
"Especially for those on a
fixed income," Patronis said.
"We've got some tough prob-
lems and it's going to take a lot
of work to help the citizens of
the state."
Both born and raised in
Panama City, this is the first
shot at public office for each.
Lucas said the only change
she would have made in her
race is to have entered earlier.
She said she has gotten
interest from some undecided
Republicans concerned about
taxes, insurance and her
stance in terms of spending
money.
"I'm not a big spender
who wants the government to
take care of everything," she
said. "I'm not looking to make
the government a candy jar for
individuals."
The Republican-leaning
district does not intimidate
Lucas.
"It's one thing to say, yes,
this is a Republican dominat-
ed area, but it's another thing
for us to just give it to them
without a contest," Lucas said.
"Democracy is based on choic-
es, and we bught to always
have that."
Patronis, 34, owns the
Capt. Anderson's Restaurant
with his family and said he has
eyed the state seat for more
than 15 years.
"I understand how impor-
tant it is to give back to a com-
munity," Patronis said. "I look


- District 6


at how fortunate I am, and
there's an opportunity to give
back, to work and to see that
good stewardship remains in
place for District 6."
District 6 includes parts
of Bay and Franklin counties
and all of Gulf County.

CANDIDATES IN BRIEF

Janice L. Lucas

Office sought: State
House of Representatives,
District 6
Birthplace and age:
Panama City, 44
Occupation: Teacher
Party affiliation:
Democrat
Education: Bay High
School; bachelor's degree
from Florida A&M University;
master's degree from Florida
State University-Panama City
Personal: Married, four
stepchildren
Best personal advice
ever received: Never stop
learning; always give back
Campaign statement:
"Owning a home and starting a
business are two key pieces of
the American dream; both are
in danger. Our legislators con-
tinue to favor the insurance
industry and big business. We
have a right and reason to
expect our state government
to makes laws that favor the
common good. What's good for
the people is good for Florida.
Let's put our investment in the
future by creating a first class
education system. An edu-
cated workforce attracts busi-


nesses that bring better paying
jobs. Better jobs mean stron-
ger families and communities.
As your representative, I will
work to protect the American
dream."

Jimmy Patronis

Office sought: State
House of Representatives,
District 6
Birthplace and date:
Panama City, 34
Occupation: Restaurant
owner
Party affiliation:
Republican
Education: Bay High
School; associates degree
from Gulf Coast Community
College; bachelor's degree
from Florida State University
Personal: Wife, Katie
Best personal advice
ever received: From my
grandfather, who said: "You
can always lose an eye because
you have another one. Never
lose your name, you will never
get another."
Campaign Statement:
"The voters of District 6 are
very intelligent, they have
issues that face them today
that are affecting their quality
of life. Everyone's expenses
are up, thank goodness that
gas prices have dropped some
to counter what we are being
faced with property taxes and
insurance costs. In Tallahassee,
we must work harder for citi-
zens of this state, we have to
try harder to lower their cost'
of living."


Voters


voted not to give U.S. 98 to
the St. Joe Company, they
wouldn't. Then the vote was
taken away. Beach access is
now limited. If people can't get
to the beach, it is essentially
a private beach. The citizens
of the county should have had
more say.
Taxes: Semmes believes
county spending is out of con-
trol, which is why taxes are
so high.
"Taxes are the total respon-
sibility of the county commis-
sioners and they are doing
nothing but spending. The
same with the school board:
no one is talking about it, but
here in Gulf County we pay
more to the school board than
to the county commissioners."
Work Orders: All in all,
Semmes says, the county's
general operation "needs much
improvement," and the work
order system, done properly,
is a giant step forward.
A work order system is
necessary for tracking county
spending and is long overdue,
he says.
"The county administra-
tion should have been ,-say-
ing and using this system way
before now," says Semmes. "If
Gulf County were a corpora-
tion, we'd be bankrupt and the
CEO in jail."
County-wide Voting:
County-wide voting, in
Semmes's opinion, does not
relieve commissioners from
the responsibility of being
accountable to all voters and
he thinks it is the best system
for Gulf County.


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"Single member districts
prevent all the people pay-
ing all the taxes not to be
able to say their piece," says
Semmes.
But Semmes believes the
commissioners would not
pay attention to the people if
county residents again voted
in favor of county-wide com-
missioners.
"Washington County
switched from single member
districts to countywide dis-
tricts' for $35,000," he says.
"Here they are saying it will
cost $75,000 to $100,000. It's
strictly job security."
Jerry Pridgeon
After numerous attempts
over several weeks, Pridgeon
could not be reached for com-
ment by press time.
The following informa-
tion on Pridgeon was extracted
from his application papers
and a campaign statement
mailed to the Panama City
News-Herald and published
October 26..
The 57-year-old Panama
City native graduated from
Wewahitchka High School
and attended Gulf Coast
.Community College, Troy State
University in Troy, Alabama,
and Haney Technical Center in
Panama City.
He has been married for
34 years and has two chil-
dren.
He believes soaring prop-
erty taxes and the need for
"decent paying jobs" are two of
Gulf County's primary prob-
lems.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Liberty County took
away the pass against visit-
ing Wewahitchka last Friday
night and Ryan Ranie made
the Bulldogs pay.
Unfortunately, the price
wasn't quite high enough
as the hosts escaped with
a 21-6 victory, clinching the
District 1-1A title.
"I thought the kids
played hard, but (Liberty
County) is a good football
team," said Wewahitchka
coach Todd Lanter. "There
is a reason they are 8-1
(overall, 5-1 in district
play). There is a reason
they won the district."
While the loss dropped
the Gators to 4-5 overall
and 2-4 in league play, they
were not easy prey for the
Bulldogs.
Liberty County scored
twico in the first half but
a Ranie touchdown closed
the gap to a touchdown at
halftime.
"We played well, we kept
it close, it was just 14-6 at
halftime," Lanter said.
Critical was the Liberty


County pass defense.
The Bulldogs pressured
Wewahitchka quarterback
Sean Bierman all night,
consistently restricting the
time he had to look for
receivers or plant his feet.
"They were all over
Sean," Lanter said. "If we
could have protected bet-
ter, we could have thrown
better."
A key to that was that
for the second-straight week
the Gators played without
Tyler Bush, their starting
center, though Lanter noted
that Blaine Pitts did a solid
job in place of Bush.
The Gators, though,
managed just 46 yards in
the air.
The plus side was
Wewahitchka rushed for
190 yards, 160 coming
from Ranie on just 18 car-
ries (8.8 avg.).
It was the first time
since the Jay game in the
third week of the season
that Ranie, who had been
nursing a bum ankle most
of the year, has been 100
percent.
Freshman Chance
Knowles, who had been


impressive taking some of
Ranie's carries this season,
added 30 yards on six car-
ries.
"Ryan ran the ball real
well," Lanter said. "We just
* couldn't throw the ball."
Defensively, the Gators
played, as they have most
of the season, save a trip
to Port St. Joe, a stout
48 minutes. Wewahitchka,
a senior-laden squad, has
given up a fourth quarter
touchdown just once all
season.
The Gators held Liberty
County to 250 yards in
other words they played
nearly statistically even with
the district champions.
"Our defense has played
well all year, I've been very
happy with them," Lanter
said.
With a visit to Class
2B Blountstown ahead this
Friday night, Lanter said
the week of practices have
been a mixed bag.
For the 14 seniors on
the roster, these are the
final practices, the final
preparations for the final
game.
A few notably Ranie


and wide receiver Dee Baker
- have a chance to play at
the next level, but for many
football will become per-
sonal history after Friday.
Meanwhile, the young-
sters who dot the roster
- Lanter resurrected the
junior varsity team this sea-


son and will give significant
playing time to three fresh-
men against Blountstown
- Friday is another step in
the building process.
"We have to develop a
program," Lanter said, not-
ing that the seniors were
playing for their fourth


coach in as many years.
"That takes continuity.
There is one very successful
program at Wewahitchka
and that is girls softball
and they have had the same
coach for a long time."


Ryan Ranie paced Wewahitchka with 160 yards rushing, averaging nearly nine yards a catry.
Photo eourtesv of Micah Peak


Wewahitchka Harriers


Advance to Regionals


The Wewahitchka High
School cross country boys'
team finished fourth in the
district last weekend to
advance to the Region 1 meet
on Saturday, November 4,
in Tallahassee.
The Gators' Billy
Naylor finished fifth over-
all in a time of 18:07,
with Wewahitchka's Chris
Murphy right behind at
18:08. Both advance as


individuals to the regional
meet.
Also competing for the
Gators at the district meet
were Josh Mitchell, who
finished in 19:00, Kevin

Strickland with a time of
19:53, Geoffrey Manor who
ran a 19:54, Matthew Miller
who finished in 21:18, and
Taylor Smith who finished
in 21:22.
The girls team finished


seventh at the district,
missing by one place on
qualifying for the regional
meet.
Natalya Miller finished
in 24:01, Ellen Manor
24:42, Arielle Bragg 26:03,
Allison Lewis 29:07,
Danielle Stanley 29:49 and
Kayla Hall 32:54.
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Port St. Joe completed its
regular season journey with a
34-7 win at West Gadsden last
Friday night.
Now the Sharks prepare
for Class 1A top-ranked Mayo
Lafayette.
Behind 213 yards rushing
and four touchdowns from
Ashley Davis, who also excelled
on defense, the Sharks (7-2
overall, 5-1 in District 1-1A)
snatched a playoff spot and
now has two weeks to prepare
for the opening round of the
playoffs.
"We had some guys play
'really well on the offensive line
and (Davis) had a big game,"
said Coach John Palmer. "Our


defense stayed physical, played
physical."
In essence, the past two
weeks have been playoff games
- the Sharks earned their fifth-
straight trip to the postseason
- after falling to Liberty County
on Oct. 16.
That loss in the district,
with Liberty County and West
Gadsden having also lost once
in the district, made the last
two weeks win-or-go-home
games for Port St. Joe.
The match-up against
the Panthers last Friday night
was an elimination game for
the runner-up spot behind
Liberty County, which beat
Wewahitchka to win the district
title.
By finishing second, Port
St. Joe will be on the road for
the entire playoffs, given how


the brackets are aligned.
The Sharks struck
early, Byron Peters blocking
a punt in the first quarter
and recovering at the West
Gadsden 3 to set up the first of
Davis's touchdown runs.
Though having just four
offensive plays, the Sharks
ended the quarter up 6-0 after
Austin Peltier's kick was wide.
The Sharks, who rushed
for 328 yards on 37 carries,
dominated the second quarter
but was able to add just six
points for a 12-0 halftime
lead.
"We shot ourselves in the
foot in the second quarter with
penalties," Palmer said, while
noting that for one of the few
times this season the Sharks
had fewer penalties overall
than their opponent.


The Sharks score
in the third quarter
hitting the extra po
one touchdown. to tak
lead before the Panth
had 285 total yards
scored.
Port St. Joe addc
touchdown and Peltie
point to close out the
Davis averaged m
15 yards per carry
14 carries, while Ch
added 79 yards on 1(
and Greg Farmer 27 y
a touchdown on three
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and 14 touchdowns,
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The 2006 Port St. Joe up will play for third place. to construct the multi-use park
-High_ School soccer season Refreshments will be available which currently comprises
kicks off with the First Annual at the concession stand located one floodlit full size soccer
Shark Soccer Fest, to be held between Shark Stadium and field, bleachers, tennis courts
at Lamar Faison Park and the Lamar Faison Park. and a walking trail. A second
fligh School Football Stadium This will be the first field, rest-rooms, picnic
oh Saturday November 411, tournament of its kind to pavilions, a nature trail, kids
2006. In addition to Port be played on the new soccer playground and other facilities
Si. High School, teams from field at Lamar Faison Park. are underway or are planned.
*Wakulla, Marianna and John It comes hot on the heels of The St. Joe Community
Paul II High Schools will another- busy Fall of youth Foundation provided a. grant
compete for the Soccer Fest soccer Saturdays, during to help seed the project and
trophy. which numerous teams from local firms, including GAC,
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be played at Shark Field and Company. The Florida St. Joe, has spearheaded the
PiA Lamar Faison Park. The Recreation Development project over the last four years
winners of the first two games Assistance Program (FRDAP) with the help of Preble-Rish as
will play each other for the has provided several hundred well as City and Gulf County
championship. The runners thousand dollars of grant aid staff.


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Former Port St. Joe student Ash Parker and Mike Sparks, met again this weekend at the
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Port St. Joe High School principal Duane McFarland is presented the trophy for the school's being
the state Class 1A public school all-sports champion for the 2005-06 school year. Presenting the trophy
'is DeWayne Carter from Bob Pforte Motors, Inc. in Marianna, a Dodge dealer. Dodge sponsors the
statewide all-sports award.





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Davis, a senior fullback, rushed Davis, a sophomore lineman,
14 times for 213 yards (15.2 avg.) and Duty, a junior linebacker, each
and scored four touchdowns as the finished with 12 tackles, including
Sharks beat West Gadsden 34-7 to one tackle for loss apiece.
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Monday 10/30 74/47/0.00
Sunday 10/29 72/44/0.00
Saturday 10/28 ............. 87/39/0.00
Friday 10/27 80/69/1.21
Thursday 10/26...................... 72/53/trace
Wednesday 10/25 ...................... 67/46/0.00
Tuesday 10/24 72/38/0.00

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Sunrise Sunset
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Friday 11/3 . .6:56 a.m.. .5:53 p.m.
Saturday 11/4 ... .6:57 a.m.. .5:52 p.m.
Sunday 11/5 ..... 6:58 a.m.. .5:51 p.m.
Monday 11/6.... .6:59 a.m.. .5:51 p.m.
Tuesday 11/7..... .6:59 a.m.. .5:50 p.m.
Wednesday 11/8..7:00 a.m.. .5:49 p.m.


APALACHICOLA RIVER
Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
Woodruff Tailwater 66.0 40.07 -0.05.
Chattahoochee 40.06 -0.16
Blountstown 15.0 1.65 -0.25
Wewahitchka 12.70 -0.02
OCHLOCKONEE RIVER
Thomasville 15.0 1.71 0.02
Concord 25.64 -0.42
Havana 25.0 11.92 0.21
Bloxham 22.0 4.26 -0.13


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ultraviolet radiation coming
from the sun. The higher the
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damage to your skin.
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Friday 11/3 ...... 4:34 p.m.. .4:42 a.m.
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Apalachicola 72 45
Bainbridge 70 37
Bristol 71 41
Columbus 66 39
Crystal Lake 71 40
Defuniak Sp. 70 40
Dothan 68 39
Enterprise 68 39
Ft. Walton Bch.73 46
Gainesville 74 47
Jacksonville 71 47
Marianna 71 39
Mobile 67 41
Montgomery 65 39
Newport 74 46
,Niceville 72 43
Panama City 73 46
Pascagoula 68 45
Pensacola 69 45
Port St. Joe 73 45
Tallahassee 72 38
Valdosta 71 41
Wewahitchka 72 42
Wilma 72 42


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High 6:29 1.3
Low 2:45 0.6
Friday A.M. ft.
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Low 2:36 0.8
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Low 4:11 0.3
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Low 5:16 0.0
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Low 7:21 -0.4
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showers will spread over parts of the Southeast while showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over southern sections of
Texas. Dry through the rest of the Plains and all of the Rockies while rain will fall along the northenr and central Pacific Coast.


Today
City Hi Lo
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Anchorage 26 16
Atlanta 62 39
Baltimore 54 37
Billings 34 20
Birmingham 64 34
Boise 53 40
Boston. 55 36
Buffalo 44 33
Cheyenne 48 25
Chicago 40' 26
Cincinnati 50 29
Cleveland 44 30
Dayton 46 26
Denver 53 28
Des Moines 41 24
Deiro.,i 42 30


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Berlin 42 33
Brussels 52 38
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Honolulu 84
Indianapolis 49
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Las Vegas 74
Little Rock 59
Los Angeles 69
Memphis 59
Miami 87
Milwaukee 42
Minneapolis 37
Nashville 59
New Orleans 72
New York 55
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 2, 2006 SECTION B


Library Dedicates New History/Genealogy Center


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The history and genealogy section of the
Corrine Costin Gibson Memorial Library
was once a few, overcrowded shelves.
Now, it's a glorious new wing.
After three long years of planning,
fundraising, building and organizing,
the Alfred I. duPont Florida History and
Genealogy Center was officially dedicated
last Wednesday at a well-attended ceremo-
ny at the Port St. Joe library.
The program began outside on the
library's steps, with a flag ceremony by
the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC,
singing of the national anthem by the high
school's chorus and an invocation by Oak
Grove Assembly of God Reverend Dave
Fernandez.
The ceremony -moved inside for
remarks by the director of the Northwest
Florida Regional Library System, George
Vickery, and Gulf Coast Community College
professor, Peggy Pelt.
A noteworthy historian, Pelt detailed
the early history of Wainwright Shipyard in
Panama City, which built Liberty ships in


the 1940s to support the war effort.
William J. "Billy Joe" Rish provided
an historical overview of the city's library,
recalling its evolution from a school library
to a room in city hall to a mobile unit
that came to Port St. Joe once or twice a
week.
Following Rish's remarks, the crowd
squeezed in between the library's book-
shelves to watch the ribbon cutting cere-
mony occurring inside the addition's door-
way.
Robert Nedley of the Alfred I. DuPont
Foundation did the honors, accompa-
nied by former librarian Jean Faliski and
former Friends of the Library president
Neatie Witter, who helped make the history
and genealogy center a reality.
Faliski first championed the project
in 2003, when shelf space insufficiently
accommodated the library's genealogy and
Florida history offerings.
State funds were then benefiting librar-
ies in Wewahitchka and Bay Counties, and
Faliski knew the addition would need to
garner substantial private donations.
(See LIBRARY on Page 9B)


Despina Williams/The Star
A library patron reads with interest Beverly Mount Douds' work-in-progress book on Gulf County
history.


It Pays to Pay Attention


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer'

Josh Sheffield is not one to shy away from
a challenge, especially when there's profit to be
gained.
So when Eugene Raffield challenged himn
and his Port St. Joe Elementary comrades to
\\rite an e-mail re(appui; the hie h points of his
Oct. 12 after-school speech \ith the writer
of the best essay taking home a SlO1 prize -
Sheffield had only one question.
'Where's the nearest computer ?'
Raffield. the vice president of Raffield
Fisheries in Highland View. addressed the
students in the Norris D. Langston Yobuth
Scholarship Foundation 21 Century Learning
Center as part of the nation-wide Lights on
Afterschool initiative.


Sponsored, by the Afterschool Alliance,
the initiative strives to raise awareness of the
importance of afterschool programs.
Sheffield soaked in every word of Raffield's
speech, from his pro-reading message to his
amusing tale about his dinner with Tokyo cli-
ents at the Indian Pass Raw Bar
In his e-mail, the third-grader hit all the
high points
Sheffield v'ouched for the importance of
paying attention and listening to his teacher.
He said he visits the library often and reads
a book ever day.
And then he killed Rafflield with kindness.
SI wanitedl you to know I enjoyed You com-
ing to My School as a Speaker. Ilearned a few
Lliings while you \were there.'" he wrote.
Sheffield was in it to win, arid Raffield was
dazzled by his masterful wordplay


Of the four students who submitted an e-
mail. Sheffield emerged the clear winner.
On Monday morning, Raffield surprised
Sheffield at Port St. Joe Elementary School to
present him with his reward.
Raffield read the winning e-mail to after-
school teacher Jo Clements, as Sheffield
beamed with pride.
"The reason I picked him was the detail
of what he wrote. He captured what I spoke
about thoroughly," said Raffield, who handed


Sheffield a crisp $100 bill.
Sheffield had big plans for his financial
windfall a trip to Alabama to visit his "granny"
and other relatives.
But before he could hit the road, Clements
took back the $100 bill, handing it to a secre-
tary for safe-keeping.
Though Alabama beckoned, so did
Sheffield's studies, and back to the books he
went.


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be her father, whose birthday is also on Halloween. Samantha is
the daughter of Richard Burkett of Port Saint Joe, FL and Dana
Burkett of Carrabelle, FL. Maternal grandparents are Debbie
Saunders of Sarasota, FL and the late Dr. Edward Saunders.
Paternal grandparents are Eugene and Brenda Burkett of
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photo as space permits. Photo printed in color with a 510.00 fee.

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of our papers. We will publish one accompanying photo as space
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Anniversaries: We will publish milestone anniversaries (i.e.,
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our papers. We will publish one accompanying photo as space
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Port St. Joe Elementary

Fall Festival
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
An afternoon thunderstorm could not dampen
the spirits of the children who turned out, en masse,
to Port St. Joe Elementary School's Fall Festival last
Friday at the Centennial Building.
Though the rain forced the event inside, festival
goers had plenty of room to stroll among the exciting
booths in search of prizes.
Students fished for toys, .sprayed their hair with
fluorescent paint and threw cream pies at a stoic
scarecrow.
The PTO sponsored the event and served up hot
dogs, chips, candy and a delicious seafood gumbo.
The elementary school teachers retained a por-
tion of booth proceeds for use in their classrooms.


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Call us at (850)653-4888 Leslie Biagini, DMD


-J Whether buying or selling, for the L
service you deserve, call
Linda L. Somero ABR, GRI,
Broker Associate
Phone:
-4" (850) 866-1269


of th Wt,2k

Available now for adoption from the
St. Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Petey, a white, male, bulldog puppy, 5
6 mo. old (pictured); Squirt, a female
brindle puppy, 5 mo. old; Lance, a
beautiful male with blue eyes, Zane,
?., a nice male white english; Ike, and
Mike, 9 month old B/T hounds. (1 st
':;" shots); Molly a nice white english bull-
dog female; Boots, a 18 week old male
kitty. Always kittens! Come see.
aI Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007
Tenth Street. Volunteers appreciated.


Covenant Hospice Offers Special "Coping With The Holidays" Program


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.

Love,
Elsie Bowman and Family,


Most of us look forward to
the holiday season 'and all of
its festive activities. However,
for those individuals who have
lost someone dear to them, the
holidays can be a difficult and
painful time.
If you would like to learn
more about how to cope with
the holidays and gain insight
into the grieving process,
Covenant Hospice is offering a
free "Coping with the Holidays"


program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 17 at Covenant
Hospice's Education Center
located at 107 W. 19th St.,
Panama City.
"We discuss creative tools
and strategies people can use
to cope with their loss dur-
ing the especially challenging
holiday season," says Sarah
Jackson, bereavement special-
ist for Covenant Hospice..
The program is for any


adults coping with the loss
of a friend or family mem-
ber through death, a military
deployment, a divorce or any
number of losses. Participants
will learn about the griev-
ing process and normal grief
reactions, coping strategies
for the holidays, supporting
someone who is grieving and
much more. Trained bereave-
ment specialists facilitate the
program. To register, please


call Sarah Jackson at (850)
785-3040.
Covenant Hospice current-
ly serves over 1, 100 patients
daily and is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to pro-
vidmin comprehensive, com-
passionate care to patients
and loved ones facing life lim-
irini illnesses regardless of
rlh-,r obtinr j to pay.


Herbert Lamar

Taunton

Mr. Herbert
;Lamar Taunton, 65, of
*Wewahitchka, passed away
.Wednesday, October 25,
:2006 in Calhoun County.
Mr. Taunton was a lifelong
:resident of Gulf County and
'was' a teacher inGulf and
-Franklin counties and a
-logger for over 50 years.
He was preceded in
death by is parents, Jessie
Luke Taunton and Leola
Van Horn Taunton, two
brothers, George Franklin
Taunton, and Donald Larry
Taunton, and a sister, Joe
Ann Roemer.
Survivors "include
his wife, Mary Esther
Taunton; his son, Herbert
Lamar Bert Taunton, Jr.;
his daughter, Rhonda
Diane Gay and husband
Martin Mitchell Gay and
their son Colby Lee Gay;
his brothers and sisters
and their families, David
Taunton and wvife Abigail
(Tim, Daniel, Josh, Adam,
James, Dianna, Mary),
Betty Taunton Bidwell and
husband David (Jay, Eric,
and their deceased daugh-
,ter Kye), Linda Taunton
Chan and husband Norbert
(Kit, Keri, Christian, Bert,
Alex), Jerry Taunton. and
-vife Lanita Faye (Luke,
Pete), Judy 'Taunton
Harrelson (Jonathon,Tracy,
Arthur, Alison,. Lonnie,
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Angel), Johnny Taunton
and wife Barbara (Niki,
Alicia) Jessie Taunton and
wife Kathy (Justin, Jessie),
Louise Smith, and Myrtle
Roberts; Donalds chil-
dren (Brenda, Kim and
Tammy), and brother-in-
law Bill Roemer (Gary,
Michael, and Jeff); extend-
ed family members, Jimmy
Knowles, Slagle McInnish,
Buddy Mason, and numer-
ous Tallassee, Alabama
cousins; and his special
friends, Albert Stephens,
Buel Wade Stephens,
Jessie Armstrong, Billy Ray
Armstrong, Algy Wade, and
Charles Borders.
Asked to serve as
pallbearers are: Gary
Roemer, Michael Roemer,
Jeff Roemer, Jay Bidwell,
Jonathon Harrelson, Eric
Bidwell, Daniel Buster
Taunton, Adam Taunton,
Josh Taunton, Luke
Taunton, James Taunton,
Bert Chan, Pete Taunton,
Justin Taunton, and Alex
Chan.
The family will receive
visitors at their home at 680
Roberts Cemetery Road on
Friday, October 27, 2006.
Graveside Funeral servic-
es will be held in Roberts
Cemetery on Saturday,
October 28, 2006 at 11:00
a.m. CDT. Those who wish
may make a donation to
their favorite charity in Mr.
Taunton's memory.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home Wewahitchka
I


Branch Chapel.


Janie Natalie

Redfearn Whitfield,

Janie Natalie Redfearn
Whitfield, 82, formerly of
Wewahitchka passed away
October 21, 2006 at her
home in Tallahassee. Janie
was born August 18, 1924
in Sanford, FL. She gradu-
ated with a BS degree from
Florida State College for-
Women in 1946 and earned
an MSW degree from Florida
State University in 1972.
She was a social worker for
the State of Florida, work-
ing throughout Northwest
Florida, from Pensacola
to Tallahassee, until her
retirement in 1989. She


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was an active member of
First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka
and, since 1995, Saint Paul
United Methodist Church
of Tallahassee. She was
preceded in death by her
husband Ernest Kendrick
Whitfield; sister, Patty
Redfearn Brown; sister-
in-law, Shirley Whitfield
Cosgrove; and father and
another, George .Robert and
Florine Butler Redfearn.
She is survived by her
children, John Michael
Whitfield (Jane) of
Milledgeville, GA, George
Alfred Whitfield of Denver,
CO, Tony Lee Whitfield of
St. Joe Beach, Christopher
Allen Whitfield (Sharon) of
Charlotte, NC, and Janie
Marlo Peck (Aaron) of
Tallahassee; her grandchil-


dren Clay Allen Whitfield
(Kim), Lara Kathleen Moore
(Chad), Leah Michelle
Hawkins (Trey), Joseph
Lee Whitfield (Connie),
Natalie Renee Whitfield,
Ryan Kendrick Whitfield,
Nicholas ----Allen Whitfield,
Mark Christopher
Whitfield, and Katherine
Leigh Whitfield; four great-
grandchildren; brother,
George Redfearn (Winnie)
of Fremont, CA; brother-in-
lakv, Alfred Whitfield (Angie)
of Wewahitchka; sister-in-
law Marlene McNair (Allen)
of Wewahitchka; and special
friend Margaret Hargrove,
of Tallahassee.
A memorial service
will be held on Monday,
October 23 at 11:00 a.m.
EST at Saint Paul's United
Methodist -Church in


Tallahassee, conducted by
Reverend Clarke Campbell-
Evans. A graveside service
will be held that after-
noon at 5:00 p.m. EST
(4:00 CST) at the family
plot at Jehu Cemetery in
Wewahitchka, conducted by
Reverend Harry Johnson
of First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka.
Donations may be made in
Janie's memory to the First
United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka, Saint Paul's
United Methodist Church
of Tallahassee, or the
Department of Social Work
at Florida State University.
Funeral arrangements
are under the direction of
Comforter Funeral Home.


Heritage Funeral
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Locks of Love
Kandi's Kuntry Kuts located in Howard Creek frequently
has customers who wish to donate their hair to an organization
called Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization
that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children
under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Locks
of Love meets a unique need for children by using donated
hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the
children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a
medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known
cause or cure. The prostheses they provide help to restore their
self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the
world and their peers.
Recently a mother and her daughters gave to this charity in
a big way. Natosha Gilbert, Kathy Sullivan, and April Pridgeon
all donated their locks stating, "We are so proud to give to
children". Their contribution is truly appreciated. For more
information about your own contribution contact Kandi Rollins
by calling (850) 827-2300 or visit the Locks of Love website at:
www.locksoflove.org

Five-week Grief Support Group Offered
Covenant Hospice invites adults who are grieving the loss
of a loved one to attend a five-week grief support group with a
special focus on coping with holidays following a loss. The group
will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Mondays, November
13 December 11 at the Covenant Hospice Education Center
located on 107 West 19th Street. Participants will learn about
the grief process and have an opportunity to explore their grief
and to share experiences in a safe and caring environment.
This is a free servicewith refreshments provided. Registration
is required. Membership is closed to new members after the
Nov. 20 meeting. To register, please call Christina Coates at
785-3040.


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SOUTHERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER COSTING & COSTING Rish, Gibson, Scholz
FUNERAL HOME FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES & Groom, P.A.
W. P "Rocky" Comforter Charles A. Costin William J. Rish, Thomas .
507 10th Street Port St. Joe L.F.D Personal Injury Real Estate Rish, Thomas SGibson,
Workers' Compensation Russell Scholl Paul W. Groom II
(850) 229-8111., (850) 227-1818. (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 2. 2006 SB


Abe Springs Baptist Veteran's Day Recognition

Church Homecoming Program at Oak Grove
Assembly of God


Abe Springs Baptist Church will have
Homecoming on Sunday, November 5. Gospel
Singing will start at 10:30 a.m. and go until
noon. A covered dish dinner will be held in the
fellowship room following morning worship.
The featured group for homecoming will be
"CROSS CUT" from Panama City, FL. This
group of young men will bless your heart with
playing their string instruments and singing.
For anointed singing and preaching, plan to
attend. CROSS CUT will be singing in the
afternoon along with local talent. The church
is located at 13913 SW CR 275 or for more
information call 850/674-4376 after 5:00 PM.
Pastor Allen Pitts and congregation extend a
cordial invitation to everyone.

Highland View Baptist Fall Festival

382 Ling Street, Highland View
Ages 1-13
Sunday, November 5
5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
There will be lots of Food, Fun, Games, and
Prizes!!!
Plinko, Skee-ball, Golf, Basketball, Balloon
Darts, Cake Walk, Treasure Hunt, Pick-up
Ducks, Hayrides, InflatabI 'Jumper," and MANY
MORE!!
Hope to'see you there!!
For more information, Please call Lisa @
(850) 890-1845.
Sunday Dinner

Dinner will be served at New Bethel A.M.E.
Church on Sunday November 5, from 11:30
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for a donation of $6.00.
The menu is Fried or Baked Chicken,
Hambuger Steak, Collard Greens, Dry Lima
Beans, Rice, Gravy, Cornbread, Dessert and
Tea.
Please call 229-6179 to place orders. The
church is located at 146 Ave. C.

Lukewarm
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Won't Get It Done

The World needs to see a likeness of Jesus,
in Christians everywhere,
In our daily life and service, let our life
show that we care.
More than boldness is needed in the fight
against sin.
It'stime for Christians to be heard and not
let Satan win.
Liquor is still digging graves, I've been
there and seen it my friends.
Yet, some want another day to sell it, and I
still say that greed is a sin.
Christian if you still drink, you're helping
someone sin.
It also says in Romans 14, you're a stum-
bling block my friend.
Jesus said you're either with me or against
me.
You're gathering with me or scattering them
all.
I'm a born again sinner that's for Him,
And I'll help gather till I hear His call/
Now the choice is up to you, for you He
gave His Son,
Remember, He wants you hot or cold, luke-
warm won't get it done.
-Billy Johnson


Come into
The Star
today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!


Mark your calendar and come be a
part of the HEROES-Red, White, Blue
and Brave community-wide 2006 Veteran's
Day Recognition Service on Saturday,
November 11, 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) at
the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church.
We are located at 613 Madison Street, Port
St Joe, Florida.
No matter if you are 8 or 80, you
will not want to miss this event. There
is something for everyone to take home.
Come join us as we recognize community
veterans. Heroes-Red, White, Blue, and
Brave theme echoes throughout the pro-
gram. Uncle Sam will attend along with
the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard
to post colors and perform a special POW/
MIA salute. Special presentation by Mayor
Frank Pate. Chief Master Sergeant, United
States Air Force (Retired), Ed McAteer
will be the keynote speaker this year with
a powerful message on "Why we must
win this war on terrorism." Closing the
program will be a special southern gos-
pel and patriotic music tribute by the
highly acclaimed singing group, "The Gann
Brothers."

Honeyville United

Methodist Church will

-Celebrate Homecoming

On November 5, the first Sunday in
November. Services will begin at 10:00 a.m.
CST and Rev. Anthony Cuchens, our pastor,
will be preaching a Bible message. A covered
dish lunch will be spread in the fellowship hall
at approximately 12:00 Noon. Please join us,
for worship and fellowship. Call Rev. Anthony
Cuchens at (850) 639-3411 or Henrietta Branch
at (850) 827-8863 if more information, is
needed. The church is located four miles south
.of Wewahitchka, Fl. on Hwy.71.




St. Peter's Anglican Church
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The Potter's House
,- WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993. 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday School '9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


OAK GROVE
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor: James Wiley
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip
disciples for the increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Serivice: 10:45
Sunday School: 9:45 amn
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL
850-227-1837


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


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Snday SchooLs 10:00 a.m.
S.. .. 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fllowshipd: 6:00 p.m.
S l. e1 7, a00p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
JeffWlity
Minister of Musi/Youth
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChildren Ministries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
Si[uanb Vietwu aptigt (Qurct
,a 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Morning Worship 11:00a
Evening Service 7:00 p.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.


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St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
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)


Q "Our Church can be your home"

first Cfurch of the gazarene
2420 Long 'Avenue Port St. Joe, )Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School .................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a m
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J sid United a'! edi


111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Siludy Worship Srvi(e: 9:00 a.m, CST
.. SundiySchool: 10:15 a.m. CST-
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexiko Beach Uniled MelhodistChurch
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820



Family life (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship o. rts. JS.oe
Sa ApPlachicla Panama City.
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rulherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Familyife Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m. CT


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


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"


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study 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.
"O0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join is in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


S First Baptist Church
I, .-. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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


The friendly place to worship!

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


SB 1:A "A Reformed Voice
W s'_ in the Community"

'8 Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor:

Sunday School ............... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ................:.... 10:30 a.m .,
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m."
Sunday Evening Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.,.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707-
Home of Fairth Christian SchoAi

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

^ .. ST. JAMES

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


! oWorship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church


Where Faith, Family d


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
Government
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.


Cl erundr


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 can 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 30th and 31st Streets.


Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at City
Hall, located on 14111 Street, or the Civic
Center.
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 meet-
ing times and locations to the news-
paper and we will publish them each
week on this page.


Gulf County Community Development
Corporation (GCCDC)
Affordable Housing Coalition Annual Meeting
What a difference a year makes. The Gulf County
Community Development Corporation (GCCDC) and the
Gulf County Affordable Housing Coalition are hosting their
annual meeting, November 17, 2006. Our partners at the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the Florida
Housing Coalition will be our guest speakers. The Gulf
County CDC works closely with our state housing part-
ners to find new solutions to meet Gulf County's housing
needs. Our guest speakers are trailblazers in affordable
housing policies and practices. They will update us on
the latest housing programs and their particular areas of
expertise. See attached bios and photos.
What: Gulf County Affordable Housing Coalition
Meeting
When: Friday November 17 at 10 a.m.. 2 p.m.
Who: Guest Speakers include:
Lanie Lowery, RCL Consulting Homeownership
Programs
Dayatra Orduna, Florida Housing Coalition SHIP
Program
Keynote Speaker:
David Westcott, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Where: Gulf Coast Community College 3800 Garrison
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Please do not feed the wild
dolphins in the bay. Remem-
ber to slay at least 50 yards
away from wild dolphins Use
binoculars to watch them play.


Library
Happenings
Gulf County Public Library
Corner
Port St. Joe Branch 229-
8879
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
Sale
Third Saturday of Every
Month- 10-2 p.m.
Upcoming events
Book sale- Nov. 18, 2006
Library closed- Nov. 10,
2006 (Veterans' Day)
Nov. 23,2006 (Thanksgiving
Day)


Alanon Meeting
Every Tuesday @ 8:00 p.m. EST
Located at the First United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe
For information or questions, please call the church
at 227-1724.


Live Music By


Buddy Hamm


on the upper deck

Friday's and Saturday's

5:30 9:00 CST


undays 1:00
Sunday's 1:00 5:00 CST


"Buddy Hamm"

< 2 for 1 Drink Specials

During Friday's

and Saturday's .

S Jam Session.


(850) 648-8207

*812 US Hwy 98

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Port St. Joe United Methodist Adds Help us


Contemporary Sunday School
". '- ".?;. on : :P:! : tf to begin


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The First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe is excit-
ed to announce to the start of
two new contemporary style
Sunday School groups begin-
ning November 5, at 8 a.m.
(EST). Reverend Mac Fulcher
says the new groups will dis-
cuss current events "ripped
straight from today's head-,
lines." One group will cater
to 10-14 year-olds, while the
other will range from age 15
thru adult. The classes have
been formed-in-response to the
popular weekly series called
"The Wired Word" that has
been growing a.m.ong many
small groups. Rev. Fulcher
said the contemporary format,
and new early time slot, is
being designed to reach people
who may be looking for some-
thing different in a Sunday
School class. "This is some-
thing we feel will interesting as


we apply God's Word to news
headlines. We'd like for people
to come check it out. We will
still offer traditional Sunday
School classes at 10 a.m."
Additonally, Fulcher
announced ,that the 9 a.m..
ContemporaryWorship Service
will move from the church
Sanctuary into the Fellowship
Hall on that sa.m.e date. The
move will allow for a more
relaxed atmosphere with a cof-
fee-house approach. "Our new
location will allow people to sit
around tables and share with
a cup of coffee and refresh-
ments, as an alternative to
church pews."
The Nursery will open
every Sunday at 8 a.m..
"Everyone is welcome and I
hope anyone who hasn't tried
church lately will come and
visit us over a cup of coffee."


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Weather radios, including special-.needs NOAA
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Celebrate
New Life Christian Church
would like to invite everyone to ,
come out and help us celebrate'
the 131' anniversary of our
Pastors Johnny and Shirley
Jenkins November 5 at 11:00
a.m. Dinner will be served after
service at the Senior Citizen
Building Speaker of the hour.
will be Apostle Shirley White
of the Love Center Church of,
Apalachicola. Please come out
and be blessed of the Lord.

Daryl Jones

at Sunset

Coastal Grill
Friday, November 3:
Who: personal appearance
by Daryl Jones, Democratic,
candidate for lieutenant gover-
nor, running with Jim Davis; .
What: public meeting to,-
talk about campaign issues
When: Friday. November
3, 11:30 a.m. E.T.
Where: Sunset Coastal
Grill, Port St. Joe
.. After the meeting and -
lunch. Jones will take a walk l.
do\%wn Reid AvQnue mn Port St.'
Joe to meet and talk \\-ih busi-
ness people


DENTAL NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF

FRANK D. MAY, DMD, PA

PIT AND FISSURE SEALANTS
Deep pits and fissures may develop cavities even in communities with fluoridated water. The
purpose of sealants is to prevent or arrest dental decay in these areas. Because molars are the most likely
to develop cavities. many dentists recommend sealing the chewing surfaces where fissures are open.
If ptus and fissure cajiiies have nor developed by the late teens, they.are very unlikely to decay in the
future. That is, why sealants are recommended only during the first few years after the eruption of teeth.
Since all the permanent teeth except third molars have erupted by age 15, sealants are usually not done
after age 18. After eruption, v isdom teedi will also benefit.
The seal is so effectic e that bacteria cannot entei the tooth. Sealantshave proven to be an easy and
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43rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5,
Battery Park, Apalachicola
4th Annual Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-11, Dixie Theatre,
Apalachicola
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


Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: Fax To: Be sure to put Community News as the
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4th Annual Apalachicola


Dec. 2
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JANUARY
Living History Day, Centennial Building, Port St.
Joe
Art for Arf Benefit for Humane Society, Chef
Eddie's Magnolia Grill, Apalachicola
"The Queen of Bingo," 2007 professional theatre
season, Jan. 19-28, Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola


Mexico Beach A.A.R.P. Port St. Joe Garden


Music Fest at Dixie Theatre Chapter No. 4325


Club Coming Events


On Friday & Saturday,
November 10 & 11 the Dixie
Theatre will bring you the
4th Annual Apalachicola
Jazz, Blues & Folk Fest fea-
turing the ERIC CULBERSON
BLUES BAND from Savannah
Georgia.
Every once in a while,
an artist emerges from the
Deep South and bursts fully
mature upon the blues scene.
Eric Culberson is one of those
few. His style is unmistak-
ably authentic, energetic, and
blessed with sex appeal and
charisma. He is a breath of
fresh air for the blues.
Eric hails from Savannah,
Georgia, where he started
out working the usual club
circuit. Soon Eric and his
band became a local phe-
nomenon. It was just a mat-
ter of time before he was
introduced to Bob Greenlee
at Kingsnake Records. One
trip to the Kingsnake studios
in Sanford, Florida, and Eric
was signed and recording his
first Kingsnake release, "Blues
is my Religion" which went to
#24 nationally on the blues
air play. charts.
"...Culberson is working


towards defining a contempo-
rary vocabulary for the blues
... a brilliant guitar style,
credible vocals ... a power-
ful album that never sags for
a moment..."No Rules to the
Game" is required listening
--Living Blues
"... reintroduces the pub-
lic to what guitar sounded
like in the pre-Vaughn era
that was defined by the likes
of Freddy King, Albert Collins
and Johnny Copeland ..."
--Blues Revue
On Friday November 10,
Tom Stevens & Friends will
kick things off for the ERIC
CULBERSON BLUES BAND
and on Saturday November 11
Cagen Williams, young guitar
virtuoso from Destin, Florida
will get things started.
Don't miss your chance
to hear ERIC CULBERSON,
one of the up & coming Blues
Greats at the Dixie Theatre
on. Friday and Saturday,
November 10 & 11 at 8 PM.
All Tickets are $25.00 and
the Box Office opens at 7 PM.
You can make reservations
anytime 'by calling--850 653-
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The Chapter's annual
Thanksgiving Lunch will be
Nov. 17 at 12:00 noon CT.
The lunch will be held at the
Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall. Turkey will be provided;
members are asked to bring
a covered dish to compli-


mnent the turkey.
If you have not signed
up, please call either Lucy
Bennett at 647-3710 or
Marilyn Duncan at 647-3841.
We need to know the dishes
we can expect and a head
count of those attending.


American Cancer Society's Relay

for Life 2007 Port St. Joe Kickoff


November 2, 2006
6:30 PM.
Family Life Church
323 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456
Complimentary Heavy
Hors d'eourves
R.S.V.P (850) 647-9661
by October 31
Family, Friends, Co-
Workers, and Neighbors are
invited to attend with you.
(You are welcome to share
this information with oth-
ers.)
Please join us to learn
more about the American


Cancer Society's Relay for
Life and how you can make a
difference in the fight against
cancer right here in Port St.
Joe.
Relay for Life brings the
community together to cel-
ebrate cancer survivors and
to remember those who have
lost their battle. It's about
people making a difference.
It is about getting us one
step closer to finding a cure.
'"Ask not what your coun-
try can do for you-ask what
you can do for your country."
-John F Kennedy


The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will have its pro-
gram CHRISTMAS IN THE
GARDENS on November
18, 2006 from 1:00-4:00
PM at the Club building on
8t 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 as well as
the Garden Club ladies wil
treat you to their special
Christmas goodies after the
program. Tickets are $10-
but $12 at the door. See any
Garden Club member and
come and enjoy an afternoon
of Christmas splendor. See
you on Nov. 18.


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Thank you Gulf County

for your support of Bay Medical's
diagnostic clinic.

We have unfortunately lost our lease in
Gulf County. Therefore we will no longer
be operating the Beacon Hill Clinic.

But we are still available to meet all your
healthcare needs at our main campus and
the Bay Medical Diagnostic Center.

For more information, please call the public
relations office at (850)"747-6542.


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

This advertisement brought to you as a public service of
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PORT ST. JOE POUCE REPORT Driver License and


On October 25 at approxi-
mately 10:51 AM Bradley A.
Trickey age 22 of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violation of
probation. Trickey is currently
serving probation for grand
theft. Trickey violated several
terms of his probation and
a warrant was issued for his
arrest. Trickey was arrested
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
Buckle Up America
The heavily traveled
Thanksgiving weekend is one
of the most dangerous and
deadliest times of the year on
America's roadways due to
low seat belt use. In fact, 55
percent of all of those killed
in traffic crashes during the
heavily traveled Thanksgiving
weekend last year were not
wearing their seat belts at the
time of the crash.
That's why the Port St.
Joe-Police Department is join-
ing with other national, state
and local highway safety and
law enforcement officials
this Thanksgiving to strongly
remind all holiday travelers,
drivers and passengers to
always buckle-up every trip,
every time. "Seat belts clearly
save lives," said Chief James
Hersey. "But unfortunately
too many Americans still put
themselves at great risk by
not always buckling up. We
are reminding everyone this
Thanksgiving to be sure to
tighten their seat belts both
before and after their big holi-
day dinner."
Although a record 82 per-
cent of Americans now wear
their seat belts while riding or
driving in vehicles, up from
58 percent in 1994, too many
people still do not. According
to NHTSA, 31,415 passen-
ger vehicle occupants died in
crashes during 2005 and more
than half of those killed were
NOT wearing their seat belts at
the time of the crash.


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On October 25, at approx-
imately 10:34 PM Larry
J. Young age 25 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for posses-
sion of marijuana. Young was
stopped for a traffic infraction
was found to have a baggie
inside his pants pocket con-
taining marijuana. Young was
arrested and transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
This Thanksgiving
"Too many people, espe-
cially teens, young male driv-
ers (age 18 to 34) and pickup
truck drivers still take the atti-
tude 'it will never happen to
me'," said Chief Hersey. "But
deadly crashes can and do
happen everyday. That's why
we are reminding everyone
that seat belt use is the single
most effective way to protect
yourself, as well as those you
love, in a crash."
Thanksgiving is also a
good time to remember that
children must always be prop-
erly restrained in moving vehi-
cles. Although 98 percent of
all American infants under
age 1 are now restrained,
older children also need to be
in the appropriate and proper-
ly installed restraint for their
size and age. Unfortunately, 7T
out of 10 child restraints are
improperly used. One study
showed that children who are
moved from child safety seats
to the regular vehicle seat belts
too soon are four times more
likely to sustain a serious head
injury in a crash than those
who are correctly restrained
in child safety seats or boost-
er seats. The easiest way
to remember is, "If they are
under 4'9", they need to be in
a booster seat."
"Thanksgiving is a great
time to count our blessings
but also a good time to remind
all family members around the
table to always buckle up-
every trip, every time," said
Chief Hersey.


Vehicle Inspection

Checkpoints

The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of November
in Bay, Gulf, and Calhoun
Counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers -will concentrate
their efforts on vehicles
being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn
tires, and defective light-
ing equipment. In addition,
attention will be directed to
drivers violating the driver
license laws of Florida.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driv-
er license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of
all motorists.
Gulf County
SR-71 near SR-381;
SR-22 near CR-22A; SR-30
near Highland View; SR-
71 near SR-22; Lake Grove
Road near Cox Landing; SR-
30A near Simmons Bayou;
SR-71 near CR-382; SR-71
near Calhoun County Line;
SR-30 near Allen Memorial
Parkway; CR-387 near
Forestry Work Camp.

All personnel partici-
pating in the checkpoints
will be responsible for fol-
lowing the procedures out-
lined in Chapter 17.07 of
Florida Highway Patrol
Policy Manual regarding
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints.


GULF COUMlV
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections during
the months of September and
October. The safety inspec-
tion check points will be at
various locations throughout
the county, Highway 71 north
of Westarm Creek Bridge,
Highway 22 near the intersec-
tion of Highway 22A, Highway
71 Honeyville Area, Highway
98 St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave, C30
Simmons Bayou.
A deputy patrolling Hwy
98 near Port St. Joe observed
a black SUV traveling at an
excessive speed. When he
stopped the vehicle he found
the driver, Yvette M. Ramires,
52, had been drinking alcohol-
ic beverages. After completing
his DUI assessments, he deter-
mined her to be intoxicated.
Mrs. Ramirez was arrested for
DUI and taken to the Gulf
County Jail.
On 10/16 investigators
arrested Benjamin C Causey,
36, and James R. Ard, 23, both
of Wewahitchka are, on charg-
es relating to a September 21
burglary in which several guns
were taken from a home in
the Dalkeith area. Causey was
charged with armed burglary,
dealing in stolen property, and
felon in possession of a fire-
arm. Ard was charged with
dealing in stolen property. In
an unrelated case, Causey was
charged with uttering a forged
instrument.
On 10/17 deputies
responded to a residence in
the Overstreet area after they
received information that a
subject there had been in a
fight with family members.
Upon arrival they learned that
Sidney Terrell Foreman, 45,
had struck his wife and child.
He was arrested for domestic
battery and child abuse.
Ronald E. Madison, 50,
was arrested on a warrant for
lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion as he was being released
from the Florida Department

FWC Division
This report represents
some significant events the
FWC handled over the past
week; however, it does not
include all actions taken by the
Division of Law Enforcement.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
On October 16, Officers
Travis Huckeba and Don
Walker worked an illegal net
fishing detail in the area of
Turkey Point. A vessel was
stopped with three subjects
on board. The subjects were
found to be in possession of
illegal nets and fish. The nets
and fish were seized. The three
subjects were arrested and
each charged with felony and
misdemeanor charges. More
charges for the three subjects


of Correction on 10/18.
Marsha R. Mount, 30, of
Panama City was arrested as
she reported to work at Gulf
Correctional on warrants from
Bay County for possession of
cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
On 10/19 deputies and
officers from parole and pro-
bation went to a residence on
St. Joe Beach and arrested
Troy Arthur Phillips, 25 on a
warrant for violation of proba-
tion.
On 10/19 deputies stopped
a vehicle on Doc Whitfield Road
for not having a tag. The driver
Robert Jeffrey Thurman, 23,
of Georgia, was arrested on a
violation of probation warrant
from Cobb County Georgia.
On 10/19 deputies stopped
a vehicle in Wewahitchka for
having a loud muffler. While
talking with the occupants,
they were given permission to
search the truck. The passen-
ger was found to be in pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
used to smoke crack cocaine.
William Jenning Davis III was


cle driven by Karla Michele
Grissett, 30, attempting to pur-
chase narcotics. They stopped
the vehicle several minutes
later and found a rock of crack
cocaine and a pipe to smoke
cocaine in the vehicle. She was
arrested and taken to the Gulf
County Jail.
On 10/23 deputies stopped
a vehicle for having an expired
tag. They made contact with
the driver Michael Lynn Watts,
44, whose driving license was
suspended. Watts was placed
under arrest for DWLSR.
While searching his vehicle
they found crack cocaine and
pipes to smoke crack. The
passenger, Melissa Lynn King
and the driver were arrested
on charges of possession of
crack cocaine.
On 10/24 Robert E
Summer, 43, was arrested in
Pensacola on a warrant for
worthless checks.
On 10/25 Shayla Leighann
Gay, 25, turned herself in on
a warrant for violating proba-
tion.


arrested on charges ol drug
paraphernalia. On 10/25 deputies patrol-
On 10/21 deputies ling in the Land's Landing area
were checking a vehicle that found two cars parked in the
appeared to be abandoned middle of the road. When they
on the side of Hwy 98. They approached the vehicle to talk
made contact with the driver, with one of the occupants,
Brenden Eugene Pizinger, who one of them threw something
was living in the van. They on the side of the road. The
found he had warrants for deputy smelled the odor of
violation of probation from marijuana. He found Shawn
Arkansas. He was arrested Derrick Reynolds, 20, with a
and taken to the Gulf County small amount of marijuana
Jail. on his person, and that Austin
On 10/23 deputies Richard Hysmith, 21, had
responded to a disturbance. thrown a marijuana cigarette
They made contact with a on the side of the road. Both
female who they later identified were arestd ses
as Carolyn Dawn Smith who of
had warrants from Nevada. ofmarijuana. After his arrest,
She was arrested and is await- Hysmith was found to be i i
ing extradition to Nevada. possession of several bags. of
On 10/23 Chris D Maxwell, marijuana he had hidden- in
28, was arrested in Tallahassee his pants.
on ia violation of probation On 10/25 Charles Adams
warrant. Childs, 21, turned himself in
On 10/23 members of the at the Sheriff's Office on a war-
narcotics unit observed a vehi- rant for failure to appear.

Of Law Enforcement Report
are pending. On October 22, Officer
On October 20, Officers Wood was working an archery
Woody Cook, Hank Forehand, hunting detail in the Crooked
Charlie Wood and Reservist River Tract of the Tate's Hell
Pat Mahoney conducted an Wildlife Management Area.
oyster detail in Harvest Area One of the subjects checked
#1612 in a conditionally during the detail was found
restricted area. Ten vessels to be in possession of a .22-
were boarded resulting in 18 caliber rifle with a scope and
misdemeanor citations being pistol while archery hunting.
issued. The harvested oysters A misdemeanor citation was
were returned to the water. issued to the subject.
OnOctober22,Investigator On October 23, Officers
Steve Thomas and Officers Cook and Wood were working
Walker and Huckeba worked an illegally baited area in the
an oyster detail, in the area. Apalachicola National Forest;
of Eleven Mile. Two subjects The officers located a subject
were each issued a misde- archery hunting over the bait
meanor citation for over-the- and a misdemeanor citation
recreational-bag limit of oys- was issued.
ters.


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The Gulf County Democrats



Invite YOU to meet



Daryl Jones


Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant

Governor


Coming to Port St. Joe on Friday,

November 3rd



Everyone is invited to "Fill the Grill" for the

Jones/Davis Team and then to "take a quick

walk up Reid Avenue" with the candidates.


Lunch will be held at Sunset Coastal Grill from


11:30 to 12:30



Please come out &




Show your support!


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The Friends of the Library raised money for the new history and genealogy center by selling bricks in honor or memory of Gulf County residents. Many of the names are those of former paper mill workers.


Library -
Witter was undaunted
by the mammoth fundrais-
ing task, and began plead-
ing the library's case before
area civic clubs.
Within a year, the
Friends of the Library col-
lected $157,000, with the


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DuPont Foundation and the
St. Joe Company making
the most significant contri-
butions, with $60,000 and
$39,000 respectively.,
Fisher Construction
began the construction of
the 25x75-foot center in


Despina Williams.The Star
Jean and Bob Faliski recline near the window during last
Wednesday's ribbon cutting ceremony. Jean Faliski championed
the history and genealogy center during her 36-year tenure as the
library's branch manager.


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May 2004, completing the
job a year later.
Now fully operational,
the center is an expansive,
quiet 'room ideally suited
to researching family his-
tory and contemplating
Florida's past.
Patrons can peruse the
center's offerings, which
range from genealogy peri-
odicals to thick history vol-
umes, in their choice of
several cozy seating areas.
The center also features
a branch manger's office
and literacy room.
Faliski, who retired on
March 31 after 36 years as
branch manager. gave the
addition her seal of approv-
al.
"I think it looks really
great," she said as her eyes
scanned the room;
Faliski attended the cer-
etiony 'with her husband.
Bob, who spearheaded the
center's Buy-a-Brick fund-
raiser.
The bricks, sold in
honor or memory of Gulf
County residents, form
an attractive wall display.
Many of the names are
those of former paper nmill
workers.
Though she is enjoying
her retirement. Jean Faliski
makes frequent %isits to her
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November 3rd: Parents Surveys Due
November 3rd: Odyssey of the Mind tryouts
November 8th: Half Day for Students
November 15th: Progress Reports Issued
November 21st: Half Day
November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

The school lunch menu for each month and school
calendar are located on the Port St. Joe Middle School web
site. Go to www.gulf.kl2.Jl.us, click on PSJMS (on the right
hand side) and check out the menu and important dates.
Tutoring is available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00-
6:30 in the Opportunity Center Building #1 (located behind
the PSJHS gym). Parents may also use the Opportunity
Center to go online and view your child's grades. For more
information call Gloria Gant at 229-9359.
Parents and students: it is never too early to start
preparing for the FCAT exam. To help make practicing a
little more fun log onto www.fcatexplorer.com and play math
and reading games that will help you learn FCAT material
while having fun! Parents, you can pick up your students
FCAT Explorer ID and password in the Middle School,
Guidance Office or call Andria Butts at 227-3211.
Parents and Students: it is never too early to start
planning for College. Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
are awarded to any and all Florida Public and Private School
Graduates who meet the qualifications. Scholarships are
given based on grade point average, Standardized Test
Scores, Graduation, and a clean criminal record. You can
start planning for your future" now by staying out of trouble
and keeping your grades up! For those students or parents
interested in learning more about The Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship Program you can visit www.MyFloridaEducation.
com/brfuture or come by the PSJMS guidance office, for a
brochure.
College tuition in Florida is expected to triple by the time
today's newborn goes to college. Don't wait! Start saving
now. The Florida Prepaid College Plan and the Florida
College Investment Plan make saving for college easier and
more affordable' than ever. Sign up online today at www.
florida529plans.com or call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723) to
request an Enrollment Kit and application.
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By: Madison Parker

I hope everyone has had a happy Halloween and enjoyed
the many festivities St. Joe had to offer.
Sports: The Shark's football team is back on the attack
this year with a huge victory last Friday West Gadsden 34-
7. This makes us 8-2 for this season. This puts us in the
Regional playoffs. The regional playoffs will be next Friday
against Mayo. In other news, reserved seating for this year's
basketball season is on sale now. Please see Coach K. for
more details.
Guidance: The SAT registration deadline is November
7th for the December 2nd test date. The ACT registration
deadline is November 3rd for the December 9th test date. A
reminder for all students, November 8th is a half-day.
Bookkeeping: "PSJHS Sharks" mugs are available at the
school for $6.00. These funds help support our prom effort.
Please keep an eye out for information on our flea market to
.be held in March. Also, 2005-2006 yearbooks are available.
for $45.00. Purchases for these yearbooks can be made at
the bookkeeper's office. The 2006-2007 yearbook orders
are now being taken; order forms are available in the front
office.
A Word From the Administration: Mr. McFarland would
like to remind all students that with the arrival of hunting
season they need to remember to leave all weapons at home.
" If any guns/weapons are found on school grounds they will
be suspended for 10days and will have an expulsion hear-
ing," says Mr. McFarland.
Senior News: The third payment of $50.00 for the senior
class trip is due November 17, 2006. There will not be a pay-
ment due in December. .
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. "We cannot dis-
cover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of
the shore."


While walking in the shallow waters of St. Joe Bay,
remember to do the "Stingray Shuffle" shuffle your
feet through the sandy bottom of the bay instead
of walking regularly. This shuffling gives the 'rays
ample warning of approaching humans and they
will swim out of your way.


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Janice Lucas sends her sincere thanks and warm
wishes to the many voters in Bay, Gulf, and
Franklin Counties who carried her to victory on
September 5.
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Port St. Joe High

School Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Amy Brockman
Eric Brumbaugh
Jimmy Curry
Jonathan Davidson
Warren Floyd
Grant Gingell
Courtney Hermsdorfer
Sarah Hiscock
Harim Kim
Carolyn Marley
Molly Matty
Chaney McArdle
Ashton Norris
Krista Parker
Roman Prudentov
Kevin Quaranta
Amber Ropelis
Kate Shoaf
Ryan Taylor,
Matthew Wright


A & B Honor Roll
Aaron Adams
Dusty Alford
Amber Allen
Abby Ard
IMica Ashcraft
Emily Baxley
Beth Blackmon
Jennifer Bland
Savannah Bottkol
Alex Brown
Jessica Buccieri
Brennis Bush
Taylor Byrd
Angela Canington
Robyn Carroll
Jessica Chancey
Courtney Craft
Virginia Drew
Angelica Driesbach
Maryanne Earley
Jasmine Fennell
Chelsea Flanagan
Alex Flanagan
Adam Footlik
Philipp Fuze
Hunter Garth
Megan Gentry
Jimmy Gibson
Grant Glass
Devin Guillot
Forest Halualani
Justin Henderson
Sara Hoffman
Travis Hopper
Carson Howse '


Adrian Hubbard
Brittany Hypes
Mallorie Jones
Krystal Keigans
Kathleen Kerigan
Khrysten Keys
Kurtis Krum
Ashley Lacour
Olivia Lamberson
Samantha Layfield
Crystal Lewis
Jason Lin
Jessie Linton
Addie Little
Douglas May
Kayla Minger
Leah Miniat
Randy Myricks
Shayla Nickson
Chaz North
Marika Nurenburg
Chellsey O'Neill
Kayla Parker
Vasili Patriotis
Morgan Peak
Austin Peltier
Lauradenna Phillips
Kristin Posey
Elijah Quaranta
Jesse Raffield
Melanie Raffield
John Richter
Sarah Riddel
Kellye Robinson
Albert Scheffer
Savannah Searcy
Trevor Seay
Danielle Shows
Darrell Smith
Kayla Spilde
Heather Strange
Brandon Strickland
Kasie Thompson
Jessica Tidwell
Meredith Todd
Chelsey Walker
Sara Ward
Shalonda Whitley
Julia Wigsten
Dajon Williams
Kaelyn Williams
Kellie Wright
Lilly Wright
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Students go to Tennessee for

Student Council Convention


By Olivia Lamberson
Southern Association of
Student Councils, otherwise
known as SASC, is a
convention held every year
in various places all over the
South of the U.S. This year it
was held at West High School,
in Knoxville TN. West High
was last year's President of
all Southern Student Councils,
which is why their school
hosted this convention. I
(Olivia Lamberson), Kayla
Minger, Leah Miniat, Shayla
Nickson, and Treva North,
from Port St. Joe High School's
Student Council attended this
convention, where the theme
was "Lights, Camera, Leaders
in...ACTION".
When we arrived at West
High on Saturday, October 7th
we were all really excited, and
could not wait to find out what
all we would be doing over the
next few days. The convention
started with registration and
once that was completed there
was a "fair" and a "meet-n-greet'
on the football field at the high'
school, complete with free food
and drinks and other games
we could all play to get to know.
each other. After a few hours at
the football field, we were split
into two groups, the "actors"
and the "agents". The five of us
were all in the "actor" category,
and while the "agents" went to
dinner, the "actors" went to the
gymnasium to watch a group of
dancers from a local Tennessee
dance school. The dancers
were amazing and ranged in
ages from 8 to 17. Afterward,
the groups switched places and
the "actors" went to dinner,
where we were ;encouraged
to sit with other schools and
mingle. After dinner everyone
split up into their state and
we all had state meetings in
our "State Room" where we
talked about the first general
session and that we would all
sit together. Afterward all the
delegates attended our First
General Session, and were
introduced to the officers We
also had motivational speakers
during the First Session. After
the Session we broke up into
three groups with 3 or 4 states
per group and had acti-ity
rotations. When this was over
at about 11:00 we met our host
families and went home
Sunday started early in
'the nmornng with an optional
church service, however, the
actual convention started at 9:00
with another General Session
with a few more speakers. one
of which being Miss America.
After the General. Session we
all had a workshop and lunch
rotation, the way it %worked was
we all received six pieces of
colored paper, and we went by
pbolor to the workshop listed on
the paper. Workshops ranged
from Ballroom Dancing to a
clas, on Financial Planning to
a Ginger Bread House Building
Contest, however, there were
two, things that they all had in
common. One was they were


all unique and fun in their
own way. The second is that
all of these were ideas that we
each could bring back to our
high school student councils
and teach them or do things
with them to help benefit the
community. After this we had
a snack and then went to our
Third General Session where
we watched skits and voted
on who we wanted to be the
next Southern Association of
Student Councils officers. We
soon afterwards found out who
won. While there were many
offices, the one most important
was the office of President, two
schools ran for this office, Allen
High out of Texas, and one of
our neighboring schools Bay
High out of Panama City. When
it came time for the office of
President to be announced, the
room fell silent. "And the winner
is...Bay High School!!!" The
whole place went crazy (after
all there were 210 delegates
just from Florida there.) Once
the pandemonium was calmed
we were dismissed for dinner
and a leadership learning
class. When dinner was over,
and we were all full, we loaded
up in buses and traveled to the
Tennessee Theater where we
were able to watch "The Wizard
Of Oz" in one of the first places
it ever appeared. It was truly
an amazing experience!! When
the show came to a close we all
loaded back up and met our
host families and went "home"
yet again for another evening.
On Monday, also our last
day at the convention, we were
up and at the school at 8:00
in the morning for another fun
filled day. Today we all had
to wear our Conference Shirts
that we were given because we
would all be going to Dollywood
Theme Park as our activity for
the day! After a whole day
of eating, riding rides, and
spending time with the friends
we had made, we headed back
to West High School to go to our
last and final General Session.
When the session was over we
all headed up to the high school
football field for the 'annual
Candlelight Ceremony. We all
held a candle and one by one lit
the candle near us until all you
saw was 800 candles all lit and
shining bright. The ceremony
ended with everyone saying
goodbye until next year and
taking many pictures. We then
met up with our host families
one last time to head "home"
for the night.
Sure. we were all tired and
some of us even sick when we
pulled into the parking lot at
Port St. Joe High School on
Tuesday evening about 7:00.
but ask any of the five girls that
went and you'll get the same
answer. "Yeah. we would do
it again. In a heartbeat!" All
five of the girls would like to
thank Mrs. Joni White and Mr.
Rodney Herring for taking .us
to Tennessee for an experience
that none of us w-ill soon
forget!


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Fall Break was great!
We trust that everyone had
a great time, plenty of rest,
and accomplished all that you
wanted to do (ok most of it).
We are all happy to be back,,
looking forward to Fall Festival
and Thanksgiving celebrations.
Our first and second grades
have already begun working
on the Thanksgiving Play. We
are excited to see what this
group of talented youngsters
will do.
Did you know that the
word Dakota means "friends"
or "allies," or that the Blackfoot
tribe was named after the
black moccasins they wore?
Well, the fifth and sixth grade
students at Faith Christian
School are learning about
American Indian culture and
history. The Plains. Indians
depended heavily on the bison
for survival. They ate its meat,
drank its milk, and used the
bones to make clothing and
cover their houses. The bones
were used to make knives and
other utensils. The Indians
even used the tendons to make
sewing thread. To kill the
bison, they would sometimes
cause herds to stampede off
cliffs. Pictured are the fifth and
sixth grade history students
making .bison skulls similar
to what the Indians used for
ceremonial headdresses. With
the help of Kelly Renshawiv and
teacher Carla McGhee. the
students enjoyed a hands-on
activity, making-history come
alive.
_, Several girls from Faith
Christian School came up with
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bracelets from pipe cleaners
and beads of every color
you can imagine. Selling for
25 cents a piece, they have
already raised over $100 and
have a new goal of $200. Way
to go, girls!
The faculty of FCS is
thankful to our parents who
work hard to coordinate
meetings and events, and in
general, step in wherever they
are needed. The: Playground
Committee has made plans,
and.our thanks to Bill Kennedy
for researching the cost
involved. The Playground and
Christmas Float Committees
metMonday. Interestedparents
are encouraged to attend these
meetings. We welcome your
input. Our special thanks to
those parents who volunteer to
help with lunches. This gives
teachers a little break in an
otherwise tight schedule.








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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
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Posed the following questions regarding their position on tax related

issues to the District 2 Gulf County Commission Candidates; Jerry

Pridgeon, Tom Semmes and incumbent, Billy Traylor.


Question #1
If elected District 2 Commissioner, will you support ef-
forts to improve e management of county spending with
objective of realizing property tax reductions in future
years?. If yes, what will you as Commissioner do to in-
fluence success in this area? If no, why not?
Answers:
Jerry Pridgeon If elected District 2 Commissioner,
I will certainly support fiscal responsibility. County
property values and assessments are set by the county
property appraiser who follows guidelines set by the
state. Working in concert with other commissioners,
I will do everything possible to bring about a reduction
in property taxes.
Tom Semmes For the past 12 year's property taxes
increased every year from 4 to over 13 million dollars.
This is a direct result of unrestrained spending at all
levels of county government. The ultimate responsibil-
ity for this spending which translates to tax increases
rest entirely with the Board of County Commission-
ers (BOCC). There must be a change in the mindset of
the county departments and constitutional officers with
their spending habits. The funds necessary to run the
county government are not free.,The BOCC has the re-
sponsibilitx to the citizens of Gulf County that budgets
passed each year is what is actually required to operate
the county government. The BOCC must look at the
legacy, cost associated with,the overall county budget,
It is imperative these costs be reduced to ensure reason-
able county operating costs in the future. The BOCC is
reluctant to discuss or limit the legacy cost that make up
a major part of the overall cobsuioners'budget.
Billy Traylor I will always support efforts to improve
management of County spending. I do realize that
there may be a reduction of property taxes in upcoming
years. If that is the case. I will. as a Commissioner. do
everything in my pox\er to keep the operations and the
budget intact to the best of my ability.

Question #2
How will you approach the task of seeking out and
eliminating wasteful spending? Zero based budgeting
and a detailed budget process is the answer. In the past
the BOCC has mandated budget increases not to exceed
3%. What was actually received from departments was
3% to over 150%.
Answers:
Jerry Pridgeon The county commission must strive to
assure that all county departments operate as efficiently
as possible and that there is no unnecessary spending.
Careful planning is the key.
Tom Semmes The budget documents from all depart-
ments were so limited in spending details it could notbe
determined \where or ho\\ the department's money was
to be spent. Detailed budget documents are necessary to
determine actual cost verses hidden cost which w\\ill be
spent after the budgets are approved. Without detailed
budget proposals from all departments, the BOCC can-
not determine who has submitted actual projected cost
for an efficient operation or super inflated cost with the
hopes the budget is approved.\ which burdens the tax-
payer. .
Billy Traylor As a Cornmis-
sioner, I haven't ever been
a part of wasteful spending.
Obviously there are times
when there may have
been a lack of control
over some of the
County's expendi-
tures. But I will
never be a part
4 of wasteful
spending.


Question #3
The County has budgeted for systems, including a work
order function, to help in the planning and managing of
county spending. How will you support and assure suc-
cessful implementation of these systems?
Answers:
Jerry Pridgeon We need to be sure the "systems" are
doing what they were set up to do. Any method that
helps keep track of work orders, materials and job costs
would be beneficial in managing county spending.
Tom Semmes Work order software which tracks
all department spending is necessary to determine the
county's budget status is as it relates to financial re-
sponsibility. The work order system will streamline
the budget process for future years because there will
be a detailed record of monies spent in the past. It will
eliminate the financial guess work that is currently used
in determining what is actually required for efficient
county operation.
Billy Traylor I am 100% for the work order func-
tion to help in the planning and the managing of County
spending. I actually think it is long overdue. My in-
tentions are to be very persistent in making sure work
orders remain intact. ,

Question #4
The County has been criticized for lack of periodic
tracking of spending versus budget during the year. Will
you support and use information to give Commission-
ers proper oversight tracking and review of spending
by both the County Departments and the Constitutional
Officer functions of the County? How should this pro-
cess be accomplished?
Answers:
Jerry Pridgeon At present, I don't know what meth-
od is being used to track spending. Requiring each
county department to submit quarterly reports might be
one way to track and review spending. .
Tom Semmnes Currently the BOCC does not require
periodic financial reports from the departments once
the budget is approved. The funding is appropriated to
departments with the intent it is dispersed correctly, and
is sufficient for the fiscal year. It is financially irrespon-
sible for the BOCC not to require all departments and
officers to report their expenditures on a monthly basis.
This is not micromanagement by the BOCC, but sound
business practice that provides the BOCC the ability to
track the spending of funds for comparison to the bud-
gets submitted. By tracking spending, the BOCC can be
confident the funds approved in the budgeting process
will be available the entire fiscal year. The BOCC will
spend over 30 million dollars next fiscal year. Like it or
not, the Gulf County government is a big business, and
must operate as a business to ensure the taxpayers get
what they are paying for in taxes, an efficient govern-
ment void of unrestrained spending.
Billy Traylor It is the job of the Commissioners and
the head of each department to be fully responsible
for their'Budget. We have been really fortunate and
blessed that each department has stayed %within their
budget. For example. Public Works and Road depart-
ment haven't ever been over in their budgets. I think
this does show that between the Conumissioners and the
Clerk's Office, they have done an exceptional job in
keeping their department in line. As for the Constitu-
tional Officers in the Courthouse. we do approve their
budget. Through our auditing system and our CPA's \we
are able to keep a constant check on the Constitutional
Officers budgets. But, you have to remember that these
are elected officials and w\e are only capable of having a
limited amount of oversight. I'd say we have been \erny
fortunate in the past of not having any problems with
elected officials. If such a problem did arise. I am very
confident that the Commissioners would address it with
those officials.


Question #5
Do you support the use of zero based budgeting con-
cepts in the development of future budgets? Please ex-
plain the basis for your answer.
Answers:
Jerry Pridgeon Before giving a "yes" or "no" an-
swer, I would need to weigh the pros and cons of zero
based budgeting. I support a budgeting process that re-
quires fiscal responsibility from all county departments
and elected officials.
Tom Semmes I support zero based budgeting 100%.
Zero based budgeting is the process where a department
starts with zero dollars .and builds their annual budget
line item by line item from listed projects and everyday
department requirements. When completed it shows the
actual cost required to accomplish all related tasks. It
is evident the current process of increasing the budget
by a given percentage year after year is not the bud-
get process Gulf County needs to follow. By follow'-
ing the percentage method, the ad valorem tax (i.e.,
BOCC spending) has increased in excess of 200% over
the last 10 years. The zero based budget process should
also be required for the Constitutional, officers and their
departments. They are elected by the citizens of Gulf
County and receive funding from the citizens' taxes.
Anm county commissioner, county department head.
or constitutional officer not willing to justify in detail
their funding requirement r o t.hecjitzens htpay. .their
salaries do not deserve to be employec b) the,.citizens
of Gulf County.
Billy Traylor I voted for and did support zero based
budgeting and its concept. It is a very simple and real-
istic approach to budgeting.,

Question #6
Please provide any additional comments you have re-
garding effective management of County Spending:
Answers:
Jerry Pridgeon no response provided
Tom Semmes no response provided
Billy Traylor Responsible and effective county
spending is something I have always endorsed and will
always be a proponent of it. But, we. as Commnission-
ers, need to listen to the people of this County when it
comes to the spending of monies for the County. We
can not be guided by particular special interest groups.
We need to. as Commissioners, listen to the people that
have elected us into office and be more responsible to
their concerns. In closing. I would like to say that we,
as Corrunissioners, work for the people of Gulf Count).
I would hope that we would all %iew it as an honor to
.serve as a County Comnumissioner for Gulf County.
Thank You


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Dogs Have Their Day, Humane Society Benefits


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The dogs bobbed for hot dogs, posed
with Santa and performed their most awe-
inspiring tricks.
Their owners danced to live music and
bid on more than 150 items, including fine
art, boating trips and dinner at Port St. Joe's
finest restaurants.
There was enough to occupy the four-
legged and two-legged alike at the first annual
Paws in the Park and Bow Wow Bash, held
Sept. 30 in Port St. Joe's Centennial Park.
And all that fun benefited a very worthy
cause the St. Joe Bay Humane Society's
new animal shelter.
Last Wednesday, Paws in the Park and
Bow Wow Bash committee members gathered
at the construction site to present Humane
Society director Carolyn Lee and husband,
Leon, with a check for $42,500.
The 11 committee members, many of
whom volunteer their time at the shelter,
waited until the last moment to reveal the
check's amount to Carolyn Lee, who cried in
appreciation.
"She had an idea, but we wanted to
surprise her," said Sandy Christy, one of the
event's organizers.
"It's a lot more than I thought," said Lee,
who thoroughly enjoyed herself at Paws in the
Park and the evening's Bow Wow Bash, which
was attended by some 260 people.
"I loved it. The people were great, and I
seen so many of my previous dogs that I'd
adopted out. They all come back and seen
me," said Lee.
Three of the shelter's animals were also
adopted during the event.
"It was successful from that point, too.
Three dogs found g,:'od homes," said event
chairperson Andrea Heard.
The $42,500 will help purchase interior
furnishings and basic equipment for the new
animal shelter, located at the north end of
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Weatherization Day Celebrated this Week


Most families across
Florida are turning up and
down their thermostats
to combat the fluctuating
temperatures, however,
cranking up the heat or air
conditioner adds to higher
utility bills.
This isaparticular problem
for low-income families. These
families pay 14 percent or
more of their annual incomes
for energy compared with only
3.5 percent for other non-
low-income families. Unable
to pay gaping balances or
hefty reconnection fees, some


families are considering how
they will survive this winter
without heat.
The Department of
Energy's Weatherization
Assistance Program may be
able to help. This program
provides permanent solutions
to reduce the energy burden
on low-income families by
making their homes cost-
effective, energy-efficient.
Serving as the nation's core
problem for delivering energy
efficiency services to low-
income households, the DOE
Weatherization Assistance


Program priorities the elderly,
persons with disabilities, and
households with children.
Each year, tens of thousands
of households experience
improved energy efficiency,
financial, and safety gains
through the services provided
by the program.
Today, the Mayor of Port
Saint Joe has proclaimed
October 30 as "Weatherization
Day" to raise awareness of the
important benefits created by
the Program. With Mayor Pete's
proclamation ofWeatherization
Day, our community is


Weatherization Works

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reduces heating and cooling
costs by improving the energy efficiency of the home.
Repair or replace inefficient heating & cooling units.
Address air-infiltration weather stripping, caulking, thresholds, minor
wall ceiling and floor repairs, window and door replacement.
Install attic and floor insulation (floors in northern climates only)
Repair or replace water heaters
Install solar screens
SApply solar reflective coating to manufactured homes
To be eligible for either program, applicants must reside in Gulf County and the
household income may not exceed 150 percent of the national poverty level.
Preference is given to owner-occupied, elderly (60 years plus),. is disabled,
families with children under twelve, and households with a high energy burden
(repeated high utility bills).

Energy Conservation Guidelines
The homeowner may conserve energy and save dollars by following these
common suggestions:
Pay electric bill on time in order to avoid interest charges.
Be more aware of your energy costs and set a'goal to reduce consumption.
Clean or replace filters every month.
Set heating and cooling thermostat at a constant temperature. A setting of
78 degrees or higher for cooling and 70 degrees or lower for heating.
Use ceiling fans to supplement cooling and raise the thermostat by 3 or 4
degrees.
Keep windows and doors closed when system is in use.
Turn off lights, radios, and televisions when not in use or no one is in the
room.
Avoid excessive trips and keep the refrigerator doors properly closed.
Wash and dry full loads. Use clotheslines when possible for drying.
Never use your stove burners for heating your home.


reminded of the federal
program that addresses these
daily energy concerns. Since
the inception of the program
in 1976, more than 5.5 million
homes across the nation have
been weatherized. In 2006, the
program expects to weatherize
more than 60 local low-income
houses. These households
can then save approximately
20 percent annually on their
energy bills. The
dollar savings "
alone make a ;-
big difference
for the families.
In addition, .
Weatherization
makes the home
warmer (or cooler)
and safer. ,.
Each year,
the Department of
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onset of winter to
promote energy,
conservation,
renewable energy,
and new technology
use in the. energy
industry. With the
higher cost offuel oil
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conservation like ''
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The program's
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single-family, multi-family, and
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weatherization measures and
those that are essential for
health and safety are then
performed, including, but
not limited to, installation
of insulation, furnace and
boiler retrofits, and cooling
measures for warm climates.
The Weatherization Program
serves every county in the


nation through its partnership
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Gallagher Announces Senior Day In The Panhandle


Tom Gallagher, Florida's
chief financial officer said today
that the Florida Department
of Financial Services is part-
nering with Wal-Mart Stores
and the local Better Business
Bureau to host a 2006 Senior
Day Expo in Pensacola. The
event will take place on
Saturday, November 4 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wal-Mart
Supercenter, located at 2650
Creighton Road. The event is
free and open to the public.
"Florida is currently home
to more than 2.9 million
Floridians over the age of 65
and that number is projected
to grow by as much as 30 per-
cent over the next 10 years,"
said Gallagher, who over-
sees the department. "Many
seniors have so much to keep
up with their health, family
and finances and they are


interested in getting informa-
tion and assistance to help
them juggle these priorities.
This Expo is a collaborative
effort to help educate seniors
about the services available to
them in Northwest Florida."
Gallagher said the event
will feature more than 20 dif-
ferent non-profit and service
agencies whose missions are
to serve Florida's senior citi-
zens, including the Council on
Aging, Hospice of the Emerald
Coast, and Consumer Credit
Counseling Service. Attendees
can also take advantage of free
preliminary eye exams and
learn more about Wal-Mart's
new $4 generic drug program.
Free food and beverages will
also be provided.
"Every opportunitywe have
to empower Florida's seniors
is an opportunity to better and


strengthen our community,"
said Cliff Long, community
outreach coordinator for the
department and chairperson
for the event. "We are excited
to partner with Wal-Mart and
the Better Business Bureau to
make this event a success."
Gallagher said that the
department also has a com-
prehensive website that offers
Florida's seniors valuable
information, including shop-
ping for long-term care or
Medicare supplements, or
finding ways to grow their
money with investments or
steer clear of financial scams.
The Florida Department of
Financial Services senior web-
site can be found by logging on
to www.flseniors.net


PSC Grants Crist's Petition to Intervene for Cheaper Phone Rates


Attorney General Charlie
Crist's petition to intervene
on behalf of Florida telephone
customers was formally grant-
ed yesterday, allowing him to
join a previously filed petition
from Florida's Public Counsel
and AARE that asks the Public
Service Commission to order
Florida phone- companies to
automatically enroll eligible low-
income residents in the Lifeline
telephone service. The PSC noti-
fied the Attorney General that
his petition to join the case had
been granted.
The Lifeline program pro-
vides low-priced telephone ser-
vices designed to ensure that
basic telephone service remains
affordable to all residents of
Florida. The services are
intended to provide consum-
ers who otherwise might not be
able to afford telephone service
with life-saving communication
opportunities. Crist filed the
petition with the PSC last week
to support the request of Public
Counsel Harold McLean and
AARR whose petition noted that
fewer than 13 percent of qualify-


ing Florida residents participate
in the program, meaning more
than 1 million eligible house-
holds do not take advantage of
the available benefits.
"I am pleased to join the
fight for this life-saving program
on behalf of Floridians," said
Crist. "Citizens deserve fair rates
without having to jump through
hoops or over obstacles."
Floridians and the State
of Florida are not receiving
the financial benefits that are
deserved from contributions
they make to fund universal
support services, including
Lifeline. In 2003, Florida con-
tributed more than $44 million
into the federal fund that pays
for Lifeline, but only received
$15.5 million in return, losing
more than $29 million. In 2004,
Floridians paid more than $385
million to the universal service
fund, but received little more
than $137 million in support
for Lifeline and other support
services, resulting in a loss of
almost a quarter of a billion
dollars. Increasing participation
in Lifeline will help to reduce


that deficit and increase the
benefits to eligible Floridians.
Additionally,
Lifeline Assistance can save
eligible consumers as much as
$160 per year on telephone ser-
vices.
Under the proposal by
McLean, AARP and Crist,
telephone companies would
be required to work with the
Department of Children and
Families to enroll all Floridians
who would qualify for the assis-
tance. Examples of those who
qualify include Floridians who
are on food stamps or who
request federal public housing
assistance and other assistance
programs. More information on
eligibility is available at: http://
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telecomm/llfeline/engbrochure.
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program is designed to stim-
ulate capital investment in
the state and promote and
enhance the statewide utiliza-
tion of renewable energy tech-
nologies.
The targeted grants pro-
gram is designed to advance
the already growing estab-
lishment of renewable energy
technologies in the state, such
as hydrogen, biomass, solar
energy, geothermal energy,
wind energy, ocean energy,
waste heat and hydroelec-
tric power. Through the 2006
Florida Energy Act, the Florida
Legislature appropriated $15
million for the grant program,
with at least $5 million to
support bioenergy projects
and $10 million for projects
that generate or utilize other
renewable energy resources.

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Florida Insurance, Inc. is
sponsoring two free seminars
on Medicare Prescription Plan
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for 2007, The location is the
Port Inn, 501 Monument Ave.,
Port St. Joe on November 9,
2006 at 9:00 a.m. and l:00p.
m. (EST) Blue Cross qualified
agents will be on hand to
answer your questions.


"Through the Renewable
Energy Technologies Grant
Program, Florida is encour-
aging investment in alterna-
tive energy technologies, which
will build a diverse, reliable
supply of energy for Florida,"
said DEP Secretary Colleen M.
Castille. "The development of
renewable energy technologies
will help reduce demand for
foreign fuels, promote energy
diversity, reduce pollution and
promote economic growth."
Grant proposals will be
evaluated by the state based
on a number of different cri-
terion, including cost share
percentage,' economic devel-
opment potential, energy effi-
ciency and how the project
fosters public awareness of
renewable energy technolo-
gies. Grants will be awarded
at a maximum of $2.5 million
per project. Eligible applicants
include Florida municipali-
ties and county governments,
established for-profit compa-
nies licensed to do business
in Florida, universities and

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Legislature, the 2006 Florida
Energy Act takes the first
comprehensive step toward a
diverse, reliable and secure
energy future by reducing reg-
ulatory barriers to expedite
electric generation capacity
and providing rebates, grants
and tax incentives to drive the
development of alternative fuel
technologies. The four year,
$100 million plan will diver-
sify the state's fuel supply,
reduce Florida's dependence
on imported oil, spur econom-
ic growth and promote, energy
conservation and efficiency. .
For more information
about the 2006 Florida Energy
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program, visit www.floridae-
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Vision Bancshares Reports Third Quarter Income


Vision Bancshares, Inc.,
(VBAL.OB), a $697 million two-
bank holding company ("Vision"),
reported record net income
of $2.8 million for the three
months ended September 30,
2006 compared to net income of
$2.0 million for the same quarter
last year. Basic and diluted net
earnings per share were $0.47
and $0.44, respectively, for the
three months ended September
30, 2006, which represent a
47% increase over basic and
diluted net earnings per share
of $0.32 and $0.30, respectively,
for the same quarter last year.
The increase in the Company's
quarterly income resulted as
both banks posted record third
quarter net income. On a quar-
ter to date basis, the Alabama
bank posted net income of $2.1
million, the Florida bank posted
its ninth consecutive quarter
of profitability with net income
of $1.0 million, and Vision
Bancshares, Inc. (on a parent
only basis) posted a net loss of
$284 thousand.

ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
PARK NATIONAL MERGER
Park National Corporation
("Park") intends to file with the
SEC a registration
statement on Form S-4 con-
taining a proxy statement/pro-
spectus that will be mailed
to the shareholders of
Vision in connection with the
merger transaction. Investors
and shareholders of Vision
are urged to read the proxy
statement/prospectus and any
other relevant documents
filed with the SEC, as well as any
amendments or supplements
to those documents, when they
become available because they
will contain important informa-
tion about Park, Vision and the
merger transaction. Investors
and shareholders will be able to
obtain a free copy of the proxy
statement/prospectus, as well as


other filings containing informa-
tion about Park and Vision, at
the SEC's website (http://www.
sec.gov). Copies of the proxy
statement/prospectus, and the
filings with the SEC that will
be incorporated by reference in
the proxy statement/prospectus,
can also be obtained, free of
charge, by directing a request
to Park National Corporation,
50 North Third Street, PO. Box
3500, Newark, Ohio 43058-
3500, Attention: John W.
Kozak, Chief Financial Officer
(740-349-3792), or to Vision
Bancshares, Inc., 2201 West
1st Street, RO. Box 4649, Gulf
Shores, AL 36547, Attention:
Bill Blackmon, Chief Financial
Officer (251-967-4212).
Park and Vision and their
respective directors and execu-
tive officers may be deemed to
be participants in the solicita-
tion of proxies from the share-
holders of Vision in connec-
tion with the proposed merger.
Information about the directors
and executive officers of Park is
set forth in the proxy statement
for Park's 2006 annual meeting
of shareholders, as filed with
the SEC on March 10, 2006.
Information about the directors
and executive officers of Vision
is set forth in the proxy state-
ment for Vision's 2006 annual
meeting of shareholders, as filed
with the SEC on April 6, 2006.
Additional information regard-
ing the interests of those par-
ticipants and other persons who
may be deemed participants in
the transaction may be obtained
by reading the proxy statement/
prospectus regarding the pro-
posed merger when it becomes
available. You may obtain free
copies of these documents as
described above.
This communication shall
not constitute an offer to sell
or the solicitation of an offer
to buy any securities, nor shall
there be any sale of securities in
any jurisdiction in which such


offer, solicitation or sale would
be unlawful prior to registration
or qualification of the securities
under the securities laws of any
such jurisdiction. No offering of
securities shall be made except
by means of a prospectus meet-
ing the requirements of Section
10 of the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended.
Third quarter 2006 Balance
Sheet Highlights (Compared to
Year-end 2005)
Assets grew 19% to $697.3
million.
Loans, net of unearned
income and loans held for sale,
increased 11% to $552.3 mil-
lion.
Non-interest bearing
deposits increased 11% to $91.1
million.
Total deposits increased
20% to $594.7 million. Third
quarter 2006 Income Highlights
(Compared to Third quarter
2005)
Interest income advanced
43% to $15.0 million.
Interest expense increased
86% to $6.1 million.
Net interest income,
before provision for loan losses,
grew 24%.
Non-interest income
increased 39% to $1.2 million.
Non-interest expenses
grew 21% to $5.3 million.
Net income increased
40%.
Net Income
Consolidated net income
for the nine months ended
September 30, 2006 was $7.3
million compared to $4.3 mil-
lion for the nine months ended
September 30, 2005. The
increase in net income resulted
as the Company continued to
expand its market share and
increased its net interest margin
by 48 basis points to 5.36% for
the first nine months of 2006
from 4.88% for the same period
of 2005. During the first nine
months of 2006, the Alabama
bank subsidiary posted net


NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the 2006 Tax Roll has been delivered by the Gulf County
Property Appraiser to the Gulf County Tax Collector. The 2006 Tax Roll is open for
collection beginning November 7, 2006.

The Tax Collector's office is located in the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 147, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Office hours are from 9 A.M. 5 RM.
EST. Monday through Friday except holidays. The mailing address is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., 147, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Real and Personal Property taxes will be collected as levied by the following Taxing
Authorities:

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County School Board
Northwest Florida Water Management District
City of Port St. Joe
City of Wewahitchka
St. Joseph Fire Control District
Tupelo Fire Control District
Howard Creek Fire Control District
Overstreet Fire Control District
MSTU-G
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3% Discount if paid December 7 December 31
2% Discount if paid January
1% Discount if paid February
Payable without discount in March
Taxes delinquent April 1
Shirley J. Jenkins
Tax Collector
Gulf County, Florida
(850) 229-5353
Publish November 2, 2006


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income of $5.9 million, the
Florida bank subsidiary posted
net income of $2.3 million and
Vision Bancshares, Inc. (on a
parent only basis) posted a net
loss of $843 thousand. Basic
earnings per share for the nine
months ended September 30,
2006 were $1.20 which rep-
resented a $0.50, or 71%,
increase over $0.70 per share
for 2005. Diluted earnings per
share were $1.12 and $0.67 per
share for the nine months ended
September 30, 2006 and 2005,
respectively. .
Asset Quality, Charge-Offs
and Reserves
The credit quality of the
Company's loan portfolio
remains strong. Nonperforming
loans as a percent of total
loans were 0.34% at September
30, 2006 compared to 0.52%
as of December 31, 2005.
Nonperforming assets as a per-
cent of total assets were 0.29%
at the end of the third quar-
ter 2006 compared to 0.44% at
year-end 2005. The Company
had net charge-offs of $93
thousand during the first nine
months of 2006 compared to
net chargeoffs of $420 thousand
during the same period of 2005.
The ratio of net charge-offs to
average loans was 0.02% and
0.10% at September 30, 2006
and 2005, respectively. The

Company continues to main-
tain adequate reserves with an
allowance for loan losses total-
ing $6.7 million at September
30, 2006, or 1.21% of total
loans, net of unearned income
and loans held for sale, com-
pared to $5.7 million, or 1.15%
of total loans, net of unearned
income and loans held for
sale, at December 31, 2005.
The increase in the allowance
for loan losses during the first
nine months of 2006 primar-
ily resulted from the growth in
the Company's loan portfolio.
As of September 30, 2006, the
Company's allowance for loan
losses equaled 349.27% of its
total nonperforming loans.
Loan Portfolio
Total loans, net of unearned.
inconie (excluding loans held
for sale) increased 11% to
$552.3 million at September
30, 2006 from $499.2 million at
December 31, 2005.
Management remains
focused on growing the portfolio
with quality assets.


Approximately 91.3% of
the company's loan portfolio is
secured by real estate with a
majority of those loans consist-
ing of commercial real estate,
commercial construction, and
1-4 family first mortgage resi-
dential loans. To provide diver-
sification within the real estate
portfolio, management has
established guidelines based on
percentages of the total loan
portfolio and percentages of
capital according to loan types.
Management utilizes loan partic-
ipations with a number of banks
as a tool to maintain diversity in
the loan portfolio. Management
believes that the real estate port-
folio is diversified in various
loan types, various price points,
and is spread geographically
from Carrabelle, Florida toFort
Morgan, Alabama.
The portion of the loan port-
folio related to existing condo-
minium units remained at 7.6%
of total loans, continues to per-
form, and remains well secured
as the majority of condo loans
have loan to values of less than
80%. Loans for the purpose of
financing condominium devel-
opments .along the Gulf Coast
comprise approximately 3.0% of
the loan portfolio as the major-
ity of these loans are participat-
ed to other banks. To minimize
market risk, strict guidelines
have been established for con-
dominium development lending
with respect to qualified pre--
sales, percentage non-refund-
able deposits by third party
,purchasers, number of units
to one borrower and prohibi-
tion of any financing contingen-
cy. Furthermore, the Company
employs qualified third party
inspectors to monitor construc-
tion. Of the nine projects being
financed, .two projects were
completed and paid off during
the quarter, three are completed
and the debt associated with
those projects is being reduced
and should be fully repaid by
the end of the fourth quarter
by selling and closing the .units,
and four remain under con-
struction. Vision Bank provides
letters of credit to purchasers of
preconstruction condominium
units. The amount of letters of
credit issued has declined by
48% since year end as projects
were completed and the units
were purchased.
Despite media reports indi-


eating softening real estate mar-
kets nationwide, the markets we
serve remain strong for 1-4 fam-
ily loans, residential lot loans,
and commercial real estate.
These product types com-
prise 52.1% of the loan port-
folio.
The Construction Lending
Portfolio is comprised of resi-
dential contract, residential
spec, acquisition and develop-
ment lending, commercial con-
struction, and multifamily con-
struction. Management takes
appropriate steps to insure the
residential construction portfo-
lio remains diversified by build-
er and subdivision and to moni-
tor this loan type on a monthly
basis with a focus on the level
of spec lending. Acquisition and
development loans are moni-
tored quarterly to minimize
portfolio and geographic con-
centrations.
Deposits and Other
Liabilities
Vision has an excellent, low
cost deposit base. Total deposits
at September 30, 2006, were
$594.7 million with a weighted
average cost of interest bearing
deposits of 4.00%.
Interest free demand depos-
its accounted for 15% of total
deposits while other core funds
(MMDA's, Savings and
NOW's) accounted for 32%.
Vision also utilizes time depos-
its to fund its loan demand.
At September 30, 2006, time
deposits accounted for 53% of
total deposits. CD's and time
deposit open accounts greater
than $100 thousand accounted.
for 30% while brokered/inter-
net based CD's accounted for
approximately 3% of total depos-
its. Included in total funding is
$19.0 million in borrowing from
the Federal
Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.
The Company has $15.5 million
in junior subordinated deben-
tures issued to its wholly-owned
Delaware statutory business
trust subsidiary,
Vision Bancshares Trust, I.
Other borrowed funds also con-
tain $1.7 million in a capital
lease obligation and $5.3 million
of debt from Variable Interest
Entities that are included in the
Company's consolidated finan-
cial statements.


NOTICE

TAX IMPACT OF VALUE

ADJUSTMENT BOARD

COUNTY OF GULF TAX YEAR 2006
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

Hont CARMEN L, MCLEMOAK .Honorable BILLY E. TRAYLOR
Board of County Commliumnes- DWct No D, Board of County ommaloners. District o 2


Honorable BILL WILLIAMS


BOWni of 0"u Camlione. Di No 3hBoO -M'ldNO.


Honorable LINDA WOOD
School Board. District No. 3

The Value Adjustment Board meets each year to hear petitions and render decIsions relating to ad valorem tax
assessments, exemptions, tax deferrals, and classifications.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS YEAR'S ACTION BYTHE BOARD

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 column 4 Columns Column s


Type Number of Total Number of Total Number Reduction Shift in
of Exemption Number of Assessments of Requests In Taxable Tax
Property Requests Exemption Reduced by. or ValueDue Dollars
Granted by Requests The Board Asswnment toBoard
the Board Reductions Action


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ALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BOARD ACTIONS WHICH REDUCE TAXABLE VALUE
QAUSE TAX RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROPERTY TO BE PiOPORTIONALLY HIGHER

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DOH And AHCA Observe Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week


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The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) and Agency
for Health Care Administration
(AHCA) proudly celebrated
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Week last week.
Lead exposure can cause
developmental, learning,
behavioral and growth
problems for young children.
Celebrated nationally, Lead
Poisoning Prevention Week
highlights the importance of
educating parents and children
about the dangers associated
with lead poisoning.
"There is nothing more
important than the health and
safety of Florida's children,"
said DOH Secretary M. Rony
Franqois, M.D., M.S.PH., Ph.D.


Panama City, Fla.
(October 24, 2006) The
Better Business Bureau
of Northwest Florida has
announced the winner of
its inaugural BBB Torch
Awards for Marketplace
Ethics held October 24 at
the Holiday Inn Select. The
BBB Torch Award honors
outstanding organizations
committed to promoting
ethical business practices.
The winning
organization for 2006,
based on management
practices, customer
relations, advertising
practices and industry

Strength Training
for Seniors Means
Better Health and
Independence

For years experts have
recommended regular aerobic
exercise to. promote good
health and maintain a healthy
weight. Recent studies. now
suggest that strength training
needs to be incorporated into
a regular exercise routine
weight, 'flexibility, balance
und strength, especially as
you age.
Studies also reveal that
many older adults, even
highly active ones, skip
strength training. According
to a National Health Interview
'Survey of more than 5,500
people, only 11 .percent of
adults age 65 and older
participate in strength
training at least twice a
week. Individuals in fair-to-
poor health were among the
least likely to be strength
training, as were women and
the obese. Without adequate
muscle exercise, most adults
lose 20 to 40 percent of the
muscle they had as young
,adults. With to much muscle
loss, people have difficulties
performing daily activities
.that allow them to live
independently.
"Strength is a basic
component of fitness- and
wellness and is crucial for
optimal performance in daily
activities such as sitting,
.walking, lifting, carrying,
doing housework, or enjoying
recreational activities," says
Amy Goldwater, B.S., physical
.fitness expert for TOPS
'Club, Inc., an international,
,nonprofit, weight loss support
.organization. "Strength
training helps to maintain
'muscle tissue, maintain a
.higher resting metabolism,
,and decrease the risk for
injury. Muscle strength is
*also valuable in improving
posture, personal appearance,
and self-image." she adds.
Experts say that even
.small gains in muscle can
make significant differences
-in how seniors live. Some
.studies suggest that as little
.as 3 or 4 months of proper
"training can slow and possibly
*reverse many of the symptoms
-associated with aging.


"We must increase awareness
of the environmental hazards
associated with lead poisoning
and continue working towards
the goal of eliminating
lead exposure in our most
vulnerable populations."
"Florida is dedicated to
ensuring children receive
safe, high quality medical
care," said AHCA Secretary
Christa Calamas. "During this
nationally recognized week, I
encourage parents to educate
themselves on the dangers of
lead poisoning and take their
child to be tested immediately
if they suspect they may have
come into contact with lead."
All children under the age
of 72 months are potentially at


reputation was Carpet One
of the Gulf Coast of Panama
City.
"This organization
exemplifies exceedingly
high standards of business
practices, truthful sales and
advertising, andareputation
of giving back to the
community," said Norman
Wright, BBB president.
"Each day many businesses
like Carpet One Floor and
Home work to grow our
,area economy and uphold
a fair marketplace."
In addition to business
awards, three high school
students were recognized


risk for lead poisoning because
of hand-to-mouth activity.
Blood tests to. screen for lead
poisoning are available. DOH
recommends screening of
infants and young children, and
encourages parents to contact
their health care provider or
local county health department
to schedule appointments.
Medicaid-eligible children who
have never been tested are
required to be screened at 12
and 24 months of age, and
between the ages of 36 and 72
months.
Lead dust from old paint
and contaminated soil in and
around older homes remains
the primary exposure threat
to children. Other sources of


as BBB Student of Integrity
Scholars and awarded
$1,000 scholarships to
the college of their choice.
Winners were Luke Seaman,
A. Crawford Mosley High
School, Jared Crittenden,
Panama City Christian
School, and Justin McCoy,
Altha Public School.
Sponsors of this year's
event include Landrum
.Companies and Copy
Products Company.
For more information,
contact the Better Business
Bureau at (850) 784-1215
or visit www.nwfl.bbb.org.


PUBLIC NOTICE



BILL WILLIAMS, DISTRICT THREE
COMMISSIONER WILL HOLD A
TOWN HALL MEETING ON MON-
DAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006 AT 6:00
RM., E.S.T., AT THE HIGHLAND VIEW
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO
DISCUSS ITEMS OF INTEREST TO
YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING
WILL TAKE PLACE ONCE EVER QUAR-
TER.




AD #2006-117 Publish November 2 and November 9, 2006


lead exposure include some
imported candies, toy jewelry,
spices, mini-blinds and home
remedies. Parents who are
exposed to lead at work or
while engaged in a hobby may
also inadvertently expose their
children to lead by carrying
home lead dust on clothes,
shoes, or equipment.
From 2001 to 2005,
the Florida Childhood Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program
(CLPPP) found 3,491 newly
confirmed cases of childhood
lead poisoning reported to
DOH. More than 300 new
cases were reported in 2005
alone. Case rates are based
on targeted physician testing
and mandatory laboratory


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reporting.
Parents can help prevent
the exposure of lead poisoning
in children by:
Making sure children
wash their hands before eating
and sleeping and after playing
outside or with toys
Cleaning toys, and
areas such as baseboards and
windowsills at least once a
week with a damp cloth
Discouraging children
from playing in dirt lead is
found in soil
Providing healthy
snacks high in calcium, iron
and vitamin C.
It is important for parents
to ask their pediatrician about
blood lead testing.


The mission of the CLPPP
is to protect the health and
cognitive development of all
children living in Florida
by minimizing childhood
exposure to all lead hazards.
For more information please
visit the DOH Web site at www.
mvfloridaEH.org/community/
lead/index.html. Medicaid's
Child Health Check-Up
program promotes the early
identification and treatment of
medical conditions in children
before the conditions become
serious and disabling. For
more information, please visit
AHCA's Web site at www.ahca.
mvflorida.com.


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FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP
Gulf County and the City of Wewahitchka are fair hous-
ing advocates. The County/City is holding a workshop
to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the
protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap,
national origin, religion and sex). The public is invited
to attend.

The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, November
15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time or as soon there-
after as possible in the Gulf County Commission meet-
ing room, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe.
Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person
or non-English speaking person needing special assis-
tance at the meeting should contact Mr. Don Butler at
850-229-6111 at least five (5) days prior to the meet-
ing and assistance will be provided.

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Governor Jeb Bush and the
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) join more than 24,000
massage therapists licensed in
Florida in celebrating Massage
Therapy Awareness Week last
week.
"I get massage therapy
regularly, because a happy
Governor is a stress-free
Governor," Governor Bush
said. "I recommend massage
therapy to the next Governor
of the State of Florida."
"This week is an
opportunity to increase
Floridian's awareness of the
benefits of massage therapy,"
Florida Board of Massage
Therapy Executive Director
Pamela King said "It is also


a time to thank the many
massage therapists who
selflessly volunteer their
services year after year."
A number of massage
therapists throughout the
state have volunteered their
services to hurricane victims
and members of local, state
and national response teams.
Their services have also been
rendered to premature infants
in hospital neonatal wards and
to victims escaping abusive
relationships.
"This is a time where the
American Massage Therapy
Association, the Florida State
Massage Therapy Association,
the Department of Health
and the Board of Massage


Therapy can join together to
educate consumers about the
advantages ofmassage therapy,"
said Dave Quiring, LMT, Board
of Massage Therapy chair. "As
more people become aware of
massage therapy, I am certain
the overall healthcare in this
state will improve."
Quiring cited National
Institute for Health findings,
which show more than one-
third of all Americans will
suffer from chronic pain at
some point in their lives, and
approximately 14 percent of all
employees take time off from
work due to pain. Increasingly,
massage therapists are
being incorporated into pain
management programs. of


hospitals and health care
organizations. The Joint
Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations
has suggested massage therapy
as one means to manage pain
without the use of medications.
After medication, massage
therapy is the number one
treatment for reducing pain in
Florida.
Recent research shows
that massage therapy also
promotes relaxation and
alleviates the perception of pain
and anxiety in cancer patients,
reduces post-traumatic
headaches better than cold
pack treatments, stimulates the
brain to produce endorphins,
and decreases depression and


improves the immune-system
function among HIV-positive
adolescents. One out of five
Floridians reported having a
massage in the past year.
The Florida Board of
Massage Therapy protects the
health and safety of Florida's
residents and visitors by
establishing requirements for
licensure and through diligent
discipline of practitioners who
violate practice acts defined by
Chapters 112, 119, 120, 408,
456 and 480 of the Florida
Statutes and rule 64B-7 of the
Florida Administrative Code.
The legislative intent of the
practice act is to ensure that all
massage therapists practicing
in the state of Florida meet


minimum requirements for
safe practice. The Board's
responsibility is to ensure that
massage therapists who fall
below minimum competency
or who otherwise present
a danger to the public are
disciplined or prohibited from
practicing in the state. The
Board also establishes and
monitors continuing education
of massage therapists to
ensure, their knowledge and
skills remain current. For
more information about
massage therapy and a copy
of the proclamation signed by
Governor Jeb Bush, visit the
Board's Web site at www.doh.
state.fl.us/mqa/massage/.


Recall


COMPUTER BATTERIES
CAN OVERHEAT,
Sony Energy Devices
Corp. is recalling
rechargeable, lithium
ion batteries containing
Sony cells used in Fujitsu
Computer Systems
Corporation, Gateway Inc.,
Sony Electronics Inc., and
Toshiba America Information
Systems Inc. notebook
computers sold nationwide
from September 2004 to
October 2006. These lithium
ion batteries can overheat,
posing a fire hazard.
Description: These
lithium ion batteries were
sold with, or sold separately
to be used with notebook


Recall


computers. A list of the
computer models can be
found at www.recalls.org.
The contact information
for the participating
manufacturers is:
Fujitsu (800) 8FUJITSU
orwww.computers.us.fujitsu.
com/battery
Gateway (800) 292-
6813 or www.gateway.com/
battery
Sony (888) 476-6972
or http://esupport.sony.com/.
battery
Toshiba (800) 457-
7777 or http://www.bxinfo.
toshiba.com/
More info at www.recalls.
org.


PUMPKIN DECORATION
KITS SOLD AT TARGET
POSE CHOKING
HAZARD
Paper Magic Group is
recalling Mr. Potato Head
"Make a Monster Pumpkin"
and Mr. Potato Head "Make a
Fireman Pumpkin" and Mrs.
Potato Head "Make a Diva
Pumpkin" sold at Target
Stores from September to
October 2006. The pumpkin
decoration kits contain small
parts that pose a choking
hazard.
The recalled kits include
-plastic ears, eyes, noses,
mouth, hands, shoes, hats,
eyeglasses and jewelry
that are used to decorate


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Consumers shouldreturn
the kits to the nearest Target
store for a full refund.
Consumers can also
contact Paper Magic Group
Inc. at (866) 394-5047
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..
ET Monday through Friday,
or visit www.papermagic.
com. More info at www.
recalls.org.

MINNIE MOUSE
CARDIGAN SETS POSE
STRANGULATION
HAZARD.
Wal-Mart Stores
Inc. is recalling Minnie
Mouse Cardigan Sets sold
nationwide at Wal-Mart
stores from July 2006 to
August 2006. If the cardigan
is buttoned, the ribbon woven
around the neckline poses a
strangulation hazard.
The pink cardigan is sold
as part of a three-piece set
which also includes a light
pink turtleneck and denim
pants. The cardigan was sold
in sizes 12M, 18M, 24M, 3T,
4T, and 5T.
Consumers should
return the entire three-piece
set to Wal-Mart for a full
refund..
Consumers -can also
contact Wal-Mart at (800),
925-6278 between 7 a.m.
and 9 p.m. CT Monday
through Friday, or visit-
http://walmart-stores.com/
.GlobalWMStoresWeb/
navigate.do?catg=51. More'
info at www.recalls.org.

FOOTSTOOLS SOLD
AT WAL-MART CAN.
COLLAPSE
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
is recalling Home Trends
Wood F'ootstools sold-
nationwide at Wal-Mart
stores from December 2005
to September 2006. Due to
improper construction, the
stool can break and collapse,
posing a fall hazard.
The footstool is a natural-
colored wood footstool. The
standing surface is 11 1/2-
inches by 11 1/2-inches with
a 4-inch-long oval, opening
in the center. The recalled
Sfdotstobl cafirbe identified by
a white sticker underneath
the' step that contains the


Recall


UPC number 87065900001.
Consumers should
return the footstools to Wal-
Mart for afull refund.
Consumers can also
contact Wal-Mart at (800)
925-6278 between 7 a.m.
and 9 p.m. CT .Monday
through Friday, or visit
http://walmartstores.com/
GlobalWMStoresWeb/
navigate.do?catg=51 More
info at www.recalls.org.

DELTA BATHTUB AND
SHOWER HEAD VALVES
CAN SCALD
Delta Faucet Co.
is recalling Universal
MultiChoice Valves (used in
bathtubs and showers) sold
nationwide from October'
2005 to May 2006. The device
in the valve that limits the
amount of hot water that can
flow from the shower head or
bathtub spout can disengage
after being manually set,
causing .consumers to come
in contact with water that is
hotter than expected. This
poses a risk of scalding
injuries.
The Universal
Multichoice Valves were
sold under the Delta brand
name. The valves are used
in bathtubs and showers to
regulate the temperature of
the water flow.
Delta is contacting
consumers with the recalled
valves to provide them with a
free upgrade kit. Consumers
should contact Delta Faucet
at (800) 336-6696 between 7
a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday
through Saturday, if you do
not receive an upgrade kit.
Consumers can also visit
www.deltafaucet.com. More
info at www.recalls.org.

BICYCLE PEDALS POSE
FALL HAZARD
TIME SPORT
INTERNATIONAL/ATAC
2001 Inc.; of Montecito, Calif.
is recalling Time RXS Titan
Carbon, 'RXS Carbon, RXS
and RXE Bicycle Pedals sold
nationwide from October
2004 to August 2006. The
pedal's bearing cap can fail
causing the pedal to come off
the bicycle. This poses a fall
hazard. The recalled pedals
are black or gray. They are


made of composite material
and are mounted to either a
steel or titanium pedal axle
and bearing unit by using a
threaded aluminum bearing
cap.
Consumers should
contact TIME SPORT
INTERNATIONAL at (800)
240-8051 anytime, to
arrange for the pedals to be
inspected and, if necessary,
receive a free repair.
Consumers can also visit
http://www.timesportusa.
com/. More info at www.
recalls.org.

BALLARD'S FARM
SAUSAGE, INC.
EXTENDS ITS RECALL
Ballard's Farm 'Sausage,
Inc. announces an extension
of its recall involving all lots of
Ballard's Farm 24 oz. Amish
Macaroni salad, Ballard's
Farm 24 oz. Amish Sweet
Slaw, Ballard's Farm 12 oz.
Cole Slaw, and Food City 12
oz. Cole Slaw because of a
possible health risk. This is
in addition to the recall of
Ballard's Farm 12 oz. Egg
Salad on 10/ 22/06.
Ballard's Farm is
announcing this recall
extensionbased onlaboratory
tests that show the products
may be contaminated with
Listeria monocytogenes.
These products were
distributed in West Virginia.
Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee, Maryland, New
Jersey, New York, Virginia,
Illinois, Indiana, Georgia,
Florida, North. Carolina,
South Carolina, Delaware.,
Michigan and Alabama.
The products being
recalled are displayed in a
clear plastic cup with the
products name displayed ofn
the side' of the lid and the
side of the cup. Please return
all of these items to' your
location of purchase for a
full refund.
Consumers with any
questions may contact the
company at 800-346-7675.
ur regular business hours
are 8:00 am uttil 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday.


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Public Notices


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
PERMIT
This intent to issue a permit
(FILE NO. 23-0255110-001-DF)
to Jack Williams of Beach to
Bav L.L.C., to construct a 1,172
square foot multi-family dock is
hereby granted unless a suffi-
cient petition for an administra-
tive hearing is timely filed under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes as provided
below.
The project is located at
Cape San Bias on St. Joe Bay,
Class II waters of the State,
conditionally approved shell-
fish harvesting, Section 36,
Township 08 South, Range 12
West, Latitude 2944'08"N, Long
85'23'20"W, Gulf County.
The procedures for petition-
ing for a hearing are set forth
below.
A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the Department's action may
petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes, the peti-
tion must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must
be filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
redetermine final agency action
on the application, the filing of
a petition for an administrative
hearing may result in a modifi-
cation of the permit and lease,
or even a denial of the applica-
tion. Accordingly, the applicant
is advised not to commence
construction or other activities
under this permit/lease until
the deadlines below for filing a
petition for an administrative
hearing, or request for an exten-
sion of time have expired.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4)
of the Florida Administrative
Code, a person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by the
Department's action may also
request an extension of time to
file a petition for an administra-
tive hearing. The Department
may, for good cause shown,
grant the request for an exten-
sion time. Requests for exten-
sion of time must be filed with
the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, before the appli-
cable deadline. A timely request
for extension of time shall toll
the running time period for fil-
ing a petition until the request
is acted upon. If a request is
filed late, the Department may
still grant it upon a motion by
the requesting party showing
that the failure to file a request
for an extension of time before
the deadline was the result of
excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely
and sufficient petition for an
administrative hearing is filed,
-other persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected
by the outcome of the admin-
istrative process have the right
to petition to intervene in the
proceeding. Intervention will be
only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing
of a motion in compliance with
Rule 27-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
In accordance with
Rules 28-106.111(2) and 62-
110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for an
administrative hearing by the
applicant must be filed with-
in 21 days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions filed
by any persons other than the
applicant, and other than those
entitled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, must be filed" within
21 days of publication of the
notice or within 21 days of such
notice, regardless of the date of
publication.
Under Section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the
Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within
21 days of such notice, regard-
less of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the appli-
cant at the address .indicated
above at the time of filing. the
failure of any person to file a.
petition for an administrative
hearing or pursue mediation
as provided below within the
appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of those
rights.
I A- petition that disputes
the'material facts on which the
Department's action is based
must contain the following
information: .
(a) The name and address of
each agency ,affected and each
'agency's file or identification
number, if known;
,(b) The name, address,
and telephone number .of the
,petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if
any, which shall be the address
:---r service purposes during the
'course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the peti-
tioner's substantial interests are
. 'or will be.affected by the agency
determination;
(c) A statement of when
and how the petitioner received
notice of the agency decision;
S(d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material fact.
If there, are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement
. of the ultimate acts alleged,
including the specific facts that
the petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; and
(f) A statement of the spe-
cific rules or statutes that the
petitioner contends requires
reversal or" modification of the
agency's proposed action;
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stating
precisely the action that the
petitioner wishes the agency to
take with respect to the agency's
proposed action.
A petition that does not
dispute the material facts on
which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such
facts are in dispute and oth--
erwise shall contains the same
information as set forth above,
as required by Rule 28-106.301.
Under Sections 120.569(2)(c)
and (d) of the Florida Statutes,.
a petition for administrative
hearing must be dismissed by
the agency if the petition does
not substantially comply with


the above requirements or is
untimely filed.
This permit constitutes
an order of the Department.
The applicant has the right to
seek judicial review of the order
under Section 120.68 of the
Florida Statutes, by the filing
of a notice of appeal under Rule
9.110 of the Florida Rules of
Appellate Procedure with the
Clerk of the Department in the
Office of General Counsel, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000; and by filing a
copy of the notice of the appeal
accompanied by the applicable
filing fees with the appropri-
ate district court of appeal. The
notice of appeal must be filed
within 30 days from the date
when the final order is filed with
the Clerk of the Department.
Requests for review before the
Land and Water Adjudicatory
Commission must be filed with
the Secretary of the Commission
and served on the Department
within 20 days from the date
when the final order is filed with
the Clerk of the Department.
The application is available
for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
Department of Environmental
Protection, 160 Governmental
Center, Suite 201, Pensacola,
Florida 32502-5794.
Publish November 2, 2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID #0607-04
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
Paving Clay
Specifications may be
obtained from the Gulf County
Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd.,Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on Thursday, November
9, 2006. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday,
November 13, 2006 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids
received.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN. L.
MCLEMORE, CHAIRMAN

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2006-121
Publish: November 2 & 9, 2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
COASTAL TOWING AND
ROADSIDE SERVICE, INC. gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles
on 11/9/2006, on 09:00 a.m.
ET at 8082 W. Hwy 98, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes, COASTAL TOWING
AND ROADSIDE SERVICE, INC.
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
1993 Ford
#1FACP41M9PE204102
Publish November 2 & 9, 2006

IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT '
IN AND FOR-GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

APALACHICOLA STATE
BANK, a Division
of Coastal Community Bank,
Plaintiff,
Vs. CASE NO. 06-326-
CA

BLUE HAVEN PROPERTIES,
LLC, WAL- MARC, INC., and
MURIEL A. WALTON,

Defendants.


Publish November 2 & 11, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

Port St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency Rescheduled Regular
Board of Directors' Meeting
The Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency has
rescheduled the regular meet-
ing of the Board of Directors to
Thursday, November 2, starting
at 5 PM, at the Fire Station.
All persons are invited to
attend and participate. ANYONE
WISHING TO APPEAL AN
OFFICIAL DECISION made on
any subject at a DRA board
meeting must have a verba-
tim record of the meeting that
includes the testimony and evi-
dence on which the appeal is
based. The DRA does not pro-
vide verbatim records of their
meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommodation
to participate in any meeting
should make arrangements for
accommodation no less than
24 hours prior to the meeting
by contacting the DRA offices:
101 Reid Avenue, Suite 109 or
850-229-6899.
Publish November 2, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Monday,
November 20, 2006, at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Publish November 2, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE:
ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
MICHAEL CRAIG HAMM
FILE NO.06-74PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of MICHAEL CRAIG
HAMM, deceased, File Number
06-74-PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge thd validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the, personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a, copy of this
notice is served within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MURIEL A. WALTON,
312 Ashford Parkway, Atlanta,
GA 30335, and 190 Treasure
Road, Port St. Joe, Fl 32458,
Wal-Marc, Inc., a Florida cor-
poration, by service on its
President. MURIEL A. MARCUS,
190 Treasure Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32458, and BLUE HAVEN
PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida
limited liability company, by ser-
vice on its Manager or Managing
Member, MURIEL WALTON, 190
Treasure Road, Port St. Joe, FL
32458

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in Gulf
County, Florida:

Begin at an iron pipe
marking the intersection
of the Southwesterly R/W
boundary of U.S. Highway
No. 98 with the Northerly
boundary of Fractional
Section 6, 'Township. 7
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida; from
said Point of Beginning run
S39D50'00"E along said
Southwesterly R/W bound-
ary 153.27 feet to a con-
crete monument; thence
leaving said R/W boundary
run S50DI100"W, 204.57
feet to the approximate
mean high 'water line of
St. Joseph's Bay: thence
run N39D58'14"W along
said mean high water line
152.23 feet; thence leav-
ing said mean high water
line run N49D52'28"E,
204.94 feet to the Point of
Beginning;
together with a security
interest in a Florida alco-
holic beverage license
Number BEV 3300028
SCOP;

has been filed against you
arid you are require required to serve a
copy of, your written defenses,
if any, to it on Frank A. Baker,
plaintiff's attorney, whose,
address is 4431 Lafayette Street,
Marianna, Florida, 32446, on or
before December 1, 2006, and
file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.

: :DATED this, .October
24,2006.
As Clerk of the Court
/s/:Jasmine Hysmith .
Deputy Clerk


PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.


The date of first
tion of this Notice is
2, 2006.

Attorney for
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-
Florida Bar No. 69907


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Personal Representative:
Rebecca Weston
321 N. Diana St.
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32465
Publish November 2 & 11, 2006

Public Meeting of the Gulf
County Canvassing Board

THE GULF COUNTY
CANVASSING BOARD WILL
MEET AT 2:00 P.M. ET. ON
NOVEMBER 7, 2006, AT THE
OFFICE OF THE GULF COUNTY
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS,
401 LONG AVENUE, PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA. THIS MEETING
IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
THE CANVASSING BOARD
WILL MEET TO CANVASS THE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR
THE GENERAL ELECTION,
TO RECEIVE QUERIES FROM
THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND
TO CANVASS ALL RETURNS
AS NECESSARY. ABSENTEE
BALLOTS FOR THE GENERAL
ELECTION RECEIVED PRIOR
TO 2:00 P.M. ET. NOVEMBER
7, 2006 WILL BE AVAILABLE
FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION
FROM 9:00 A:M. UNTIL 2:00
P.M. ET.ON NOVEMBER 7,
2006 AT THE OFFICE OF THE
GULF COUNTY SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS. AFTER THAT
TIME, THOSE BALLOTS WILLBE
PROCESSED AND TABULATED.
THOSE ABSENTEE BALLOTS
RECEIVED AFTER 2:00 P.M.
ET. MAY BE EXAMINED FROM
2:00 P.M.ET. UNTIL 7:00 P.M.
ET. AS THEY ARE RECEIVED
FOR PROCESSING. NO TOTALS
WILL BE PULLED UNTIL AFTER
7:00 P.M., ET. NOVEMBER 7.
THE CANVASSING BOARD
MAY NEED TO RECONVENE
DURING THE WEEK OF
NOVEMBER 7, 2006. THE
MEETING WILL BE AT THE
OFFICE OF THE GULF COUNTY
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.
THE DATE AND TIME WILL
BE POSTED AT THE OFFICE
OF THE SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS AND ANNOUNCED
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE
NOVEMBER 7 MEETING.
NOTE: SECTION 286.0105,
FLORIDA STATUTES, STATES
THAT IF A PERSON DECIDES
TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
BY A BOARD, AGENCY,
OR COMMISSION WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT A MEETING
OR HEARING, HE OR SHE
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT,
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR
SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY
AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

LINDA GRIFFIN
GULF COUNTY
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

Publish October 26, & November
2, 2006


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 2, 2006 (


Gulf County Board of County



Commission Meeting Minutes


AUGUST 8, 2006
REGULAR MEETING
continued

INVOICE CARPET COUNTRY
/ BUDGET AMENDMENT

Commissioner Traylor
discussed an outstanding in-
voice from Carpet Country,
in the amount of $2,700.00,
for new carpet in the Sheriff's
Department substation in
Wewahitchka, stating the Sher-
iff does not have funding for this
project. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to amend the General
Fund Budget by reducing Main-
tenance Wewahitchka County
Building, and increasing the ap-
propriate Law Enforcement line
item by $2,700.00 to pay this
invoice. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).

CRAWFISH CABIN ROAD

Commissioner Traylor
discussed the issue regard-
ing Crawfish Cabin Road, and
stated that Gene Hanlon would
like to donate the property to the
County to clear the title. Com-
missioner Traylor then motioned
to accept this donation of prop-
erty. Commissioner Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).

WEWAHITCHKA E.M.S.

Gulf County E.M.S. Direc-
tor McGuffin requested permis-
sion to purchase two (2) cardiac
monitors for the Wewahitchka
E.M.S. (sole source) with grant
funds (matching funds to be
paid from 2005-2006 budget).
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this request. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0).

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed that there is a problem
on the North end of the County
with homeowners insurance,
stating that Gulf County is in a
zone three wind zone. Upon in-
quiry by Chairman McLemore,
County Attorney McFarland
stated that the best approach to
this issue would be through the
lobbyist, and that this is a State
level issue that would have to
be handled through the Depart-,
ment of Insurance.

COUNTY POLICIES

The Board then addressed
proposed County Policies as fol-
lows:
Implementation of a Hiring
Freeze: Upon inquiry by Ad-
ministrator Staff Assistant Ste-
phens, County Attorney McFar-
land stated that they will replace
existing employee positions, but
will not hire for any new posi-
tions. After discussion, and
upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Barnes, and unanimous (3-0)
vote, the Board implemented a
hiring freeze effective October
1, 2006.
Dirt Hauling: Commissioner
. Traylor discussed only haul-
ing what is currently on a list
at the Road Department and
Public Works Department. Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to


discontinue providing dirt ef-
fective November 1, 2006. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon in-
quiry by Stuart Shoaf, Commis-
sioner Traylor discussed that
the County will only provide dirt
for the County right-of-ways on
an emergency basis once it has
been approved by the Board. Af-
ter further discussion, the mo-
tion then passed unanimously
(3-0).
Demolition Projects: After
discussion, and upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board
agreed to discontinue demoli-
tion projects (tearing down/re-
moving old houses/structures)
effective August 15, 2006.
Landfill Hours of Operation:
After discussion, the Board ta-
bled the policy reducing opera-
tion hours of the Landfill by one
day each week.
Implementation of Freeze
on Purchase of New Equipment:
Commissioner Traylor -motioned
to implement a freeze on the
purchase of new equipment ef-
fective October 1, 2006, with the
exception of what has already
been applied in the budget.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (3-0).
Spring Clean-up: Commis-
sioner Barnes motioned to stop
all Spring clean-up effective
October 1, 2006. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (3-
0).
Four-Day Work Week: After
discussion, the Board tabled
implementation of four-day
work weeks.
New Construction: After dis-
cussion, and upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board
prioritized construction of new
buildings as follows: (1) Hon-
eyville Storm Shelter, (2) Public
Works, (3) E.M.S., (4) Mainte-
nance, and (5) Jail.

SPECIAL MEETING COUNTY
POLICIES

Chairman McLemore can-
celled the Special Meeting
scheduled for Friday, August
11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m., E.T.

STORM SHELTER GRANT

On behalf of Grant Writer
Loretta Costin, Administrator
Staff Assistant Stephens re-
quested permission from the
Board to apply for a new grant
for the Honeyville storm shelter,
and for the Chairman to sign the
paperwork. Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to approve this re-
quest. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 6:45 p.m.,
E.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:


REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 17, 2006


SPECIAL MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr. and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Clerk Fi-
nance Officer Carla Hand, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Ad-
ministrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Code Enforcement Of-
ficer April Hicks, E.D.C. Director
Alan McNair, Emergency Man-
agement Secretary Stephanie
Richardson, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Insur-
ance Committee Member Elaine
Bland, Interim Building Official
Lee Collinsworth, and Grant
Writer Lorett4 tCostin.
Chairman McLemore called
the special meeting to order at
4:00 p.m., E.T.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH
INSURANCE

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the Insurance
Committee, recommends the
Board stay with the current
insurance policy with BCBS
of Florida with a 5% increase.
County Insurance Consultant
Todd Torgerson appeared be-
fore the Board and discussed
the proposed insurance out-
line. Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Mr. Torgerson stated
that the old BCBS PPO plan is
still available, but the financial
portion is higher. Mr. Torger-
son discussed that there is no
increase in the Life Insurance
with a two-year rate guaranty,
a 17% decrease in Dental In-
surance (the Board contribu-
tion will decrease by 22%), and
Health Insurance will increase
5% with the benefit plan that is
currently in effect with no ben-
efit changes. He stated with the
Health Savings Account option
the insurance would decrease by
45%, and the employees would
have an option for the deduct-
ibles. After further discussion,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the current B.C.B:S.
policy with the 5% increase.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion for discussion. Upon
inquiry by Jim Garth, Commis-
sioner Williams stated that the
deductible is $300/$900, and
the County does not pay any
portion of this deductible. Mr.
Garth stated that ninety percent
of the businesses in the County
cannot afford insurance for
their employees, and suggested'
that the employees take some
responsibility on this issue. Af-
ter further discussion, the mo-
tion passed unanimously. Chief
Administrator Butler recom-
mended that the Board approve
the current Dental Insurance
policy with the decrease, and
the current Life Insurance policy
with no changes. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
ahd it passed unanimously.

GAS TAX / ROAD BOND

Upon inquiry by Commis-


sioner Peters, County Attorney
McFarland stated that the bond
is increased to 20/31 which
would increase the length, but
not the amount of the bond. Mi-
chael Hammond, of Preble-Rish,
Inc., appeared before the Board
and discussed the projects that
are currently being worked on,
and that the permitting process
would take approximately six
months. Commissioner Wil-
liams stated that he would like
to know the cost on the Ameri-
cus Avenue ditch project. Com-
missioner Traylor discussed the
time frame for the permitting
process on the Americus Avenue
ditch project.

S.H.I.P. PROGRAM

Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters, C.D.C. _I, r :.r.
Dannie Bolden appeared ,:-Ir,
the Board and discussed the
carryover funds and also funds
that have' been recaptured
through the S.H.I.P. program.
Mr. Bolden stated that they will
be receiving R.F.P.'s from any of
the developers for the affordable
housing projects in the County,.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to rescind the previous motion
regarding this issue.; Commis-
sioner Barnes seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously.
After further discussion, Com-
missioner Peters motioned to re-
'ceive R.F.P.'s for the Affordable
Housing project. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

Upon inquiry by Human
Resources Director Manuel,
Chief Administrator Butler rec-
ommended that no additional
Supplemental Insurance Car-
riers be allowed. County Attor-
ney McFarland stated that the
Supplemental Insurance Carri-
ers want the County to ;do the
billing and collect the. money,
and the County does not need
to allow payroll deductions for
the Supplemental Insurance
Carriers.

DIRT HAULING POLICY

Commissioner Peters 7 dis-
cussed that the policy for haul-
n"g hr n-.e-.j: r., t..1 r,r 3aname for
i 6 i-.: mo .r ,'r:. Chair'
man McLemore discussed that
the County will have to simain-
tain drive.. .,: ard the r- -..:,f
ways. C. ..nui. 'r.er '... Mis.
stated that the Cpunt) p.:.l:.e
-,. *:t o p-r, and
r..,2e'-ic 1 ~ .( '-hel" Atminl rri .r- t,:,r
E 'Ji r ,:,r_- ,:r leujeurjL
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m ,:.rn,: ne 1" :r C.:.T.rim'_, :-:.ner \..,-
la rr,o : r.: .: r i t C .r. -1r, I- l ,dm -,
istrator Butler :-r. p.-n-.pimmearirn,
County policies :.mmr .: i. r,
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There T eh- r,: uruner tDu:-i-
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E.T. :
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE.
'CHAIRMAN .

ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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Weather permitting.


Multi family Sale
Sat Nov 4th, 9am-3pm,
625 15th St Mexico Beach,.
indoor rain or shine.


Pt. St Joe 309 6th St.
Yard Sale
Sat 11/4
8am-Noon
Two stoves, Ladies + size
clothes and misses. Bunn
Coffee Maker, adn lots of
misc. .


Pt. St. Joe

Yard Sale
1501 Monument
Sat Nov 4 $ 7:30-?
Rain or Shine
No early sales please


Pt. St. Joe
Yard Sale
Sat @8am-2pm
303 18th St.
No early sales
New and used items


Pt. St. Joe
Yard Sale
Sat 11/4 & 11/11
523 4th St.
8am-Noon
Avon & buncha stuff!
Looking for a mate for my
male poodle.


3230
Pt.. St. Joe
Yard Sale
509 10th St
Fri & Sat
11/3 & 11/4
7am-11 am
hswares and furniture,
from several rental units.
Jon boat, various size
clothing, new/used items,
lawnmower/tractor, 4
houses, 3 lots, and a
partrdige in a pear tree!
Sat Nov 4th, 1905 Garri-
son Ave, 8a-12p, children's
clothes, furniture, & some-
thing for everyone







Central Air Conditioning
Unit, 1% tons, very good
condition, $600, If interest
please call 850-229-8306








EMPLOYMENT
4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 Employment
Information



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Career!
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On-the-job CDL Training
No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment!
Toll-Free
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Drivers

Driver Trainees
NEEDED NOW!
Werner needs entry level
semi drivers. No exp.
required. Avg $36K 1st yrl
60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in your area.
1-866-280-5309


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4100




General

Immediate
Openings

1111BRINKS|

A-Alarm Security Co.The
Nations Largest Brinks
Home Security Dealer
has Immediate open-
ings for Area managers
and Sales Representa-
tives. Great Opportunity
for Previous Insurance
Sales Reps & Alarm
Installers. Training and
Bonus Incentives Availa-
ble. Call 850-522-7006 or
fax to 850-522-7010





General
Store Manager needed
for busy store here in Port-
St. Joe. Must enjoy fast
paced enviornment willing
to work any hours. We of-
fer excellent benefits in-
cluding health, dental, vi-
sion -and 401K. Call
850-229-8158 or 276-3348
ask for Tim

General

Collections/
Customer Svc.
Great pay in exchange for
hard work. Collection, exp.
a huge +, but will train
highly motivated person.
Fast paced environment. -
high energy level needed.
Call 229-1520


Health care

A&A
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.



Administrative

Arizona Chemical
Mfg.
Facility in Port St. Joe,
FL
Now taking applications for
a Confidential Administra-
tive Assistant for the Plant
Manager/Human Re-
sources. This position will
perform confidential secre-
tarial and admin duties for
all plant leadership, includ-
ing Human Resources, re-
quires proficient to the in-
termediate level of Micro-
soft Office Software, 3-5
yrs. equivalent job experi-
ence, exp. in human re-
sources preferred, must
possess good communica-
tion and organizational
skills, be detailed oriented,
and work will with others.
Min. highschool diploma or
equivalent required, start-
ing salary is $27K all quali-
fied applicants apply at'
Workforce Center, 625
Highway 231, Panama
City, Florida. Appy by Nov.
10, 2006. Arizona Chemi-
cal is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, Drug free
workplace, M/F/DIV


I 4100


General
Reel Repair, Part-time,
Bluewater Outriggers, Pt.
St. Joe, 850-229-6031




Healthcare
Four Physician Gastro-
enterology Group in the
Panhandle of Florida is
seeking a:
PA. or ARNP
Experience in Gastroen-
Sterology and/or Internal
Medicine desirable.
Must be personable, en-
thusiastic, and hard
working. Florida State
NCCPA and certified re-
quired. Competitive sal-
ary and benefits pack-
age. Interested appli-
cants should send
C.V./resume to:
Rao, Reddy, Albibi and
Finlaw Associates,
MD, PA
204 E 19th St.
Panama City, FL 32405
Fax 850-7637129




Healthcare

HEALTHCARE
AUDITOR

Local Company seeking a
motivated team plpyer.. Po-
sition requires proficiency
in Excel, along with excel-
lent reading and writing
skills. Experience in hospi-
tal billing/coding is a plus.
Drug Free Workplace and
EOE. Interested applicants
should mail resume to:
Human Resources
PO Box 14165
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Outside

Pre-Set
Appointments
Earn $100K + commis-
sion per year. 0 Pre-
mium programs and
other competitive nitch
products available for
senior market. Need
health/life license.
1-877-225-5533/code
FL77.





ROOFERS
Exper.preferred, but will
train. Call 850-229-6859.


Trades

Welco Craftsman,
Inc.
800-485-5221
228-327-0735
Now Hiring
Ship Fitters
Structural Welders
Must have shipyard
experience
Work in Virginia
O.T., Per Diem,
Job Completion Bonus




Trades
Concrete Finishers/ La-
borers needed, transp a
must call 229-6525


\ 1 -4100



Trades

TRIM
CARPENTERS
NEEDED......
For Port St. Joe &
Mexico Beach area
Applicants must provide
own transportation, must
have experience, must be
dependable and provide
quality work.
Great pay for the
right applicant.
CALL Trimmasters LLC
Lenny Collins
850-814-0166 OR
850-648-5937
Trades
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
PHYSICAL & DRUG TEST.
Drug Free Workplace



Trades/General

Traffic Signal
Technicians
& Laborers
with construction exp. La-
borers $9.00/hour; Certi-
fied Traffic Technicians -
$12.00/hour and up
Stop by our PC office at
6509 Highway 22
betw. 7a & 4p Mon. Fri.
to'fill out application.
Griffin Traffic Signals -
850-871-5119

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account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
rity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139

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work 20hrs a week taking
inbound phone calls. I av-
erage $600-800/wk. I need
help handling calls. There
are other jobs available.
also. Call ERS. 866-
311-0701


Postal Career 2006 $20/hr
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/
year Including Benefits &
Overtime. Paid Training
and Vacations. 1-800-
584-1775 Ref# P5101 not
affiliated w/ USPS

Postal Careers 2006 $20/
hour Starting, Avg. Pay
$57K/ year Including Bene-
fits & Overtime. Paid Train-
ing and Vacations. 1-800-
584-1775 Ref# P5101 not
affiliated w/ USPS

Postal Careers! CALL
NOW! PT/FT. Avg. 20/hour
plus Benefits & Overtime.
Paid training and vaca-
tions. 1-800-584-1775 Ref
#P5101 examservices.us

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.

We pay $1000 $6000 per
SALE! We do 95% of the
work! WE close! Small
investment/HUGE return.
Only $1995 Investment.
1-800-378-1169 x 702 ID#
364BR


BUSINESS & FINANCIAL
5100 Business
Opportunities
5110 Money to Lend



5100
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tion may or may not re-
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do not recommend giv-
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over the phone. Always
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with BEFORE investing.









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




Commercial Space for
Rent. 600 sf. Mexico
Beach on Hwy. 98. Center
of town. $850 mo. (850)
647-2570


I 6100

CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
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
after 6pm.

Downtown
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-
bility.
For more information
call 850-229-1700.




Office space available, in
newly remodeled Realtors
Association Building, on
the corner of Hwy 98 &
11th St in Apalachicola.
Immediate occupancy,
Call 850-653-3322 for ad-
ditional information


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.

BEACH

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


America's

Mini Storage

(850)
229-8014

Climate and
Non-Climate
Control Storage
Units
Boat/RV storage &
office space









2 br, 1 ba
Port St. Joe, $600 mo. +
dep. Call Phil at 227-2112

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

Port St. Joe 2 br, 1 ba,
long term. Very clean &
Nice. $700 mo. Plus 1 mo.
dep. (850) 647-2570




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,
850-865-5333


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4 br 2 ba TH with pool lo-
cated in Mexico Beach,
$1200mo, 850-229-8667 or
850-527-7525
Mexico Beach 2 br, 2 ba
Furn'd TH, near Pier &
beach. $750 mo incl.
W/S/G. 850-927-3115
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
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
information.


6140


3 br house 432 lola St.
Oak Grove. Large yard w/
storage sheds $700
month. Call 227-7800


[ 6140
2 br 1 ba, 605 Marvin Ave,
large lot, Completley
renovated, no pets, Rent
or buy, 850-814-1040
3 br, 1.5 ba home on St.
Joe Beach w/unobstructed
Gulf view. Dishwasher,
stove and outside shower.
Sec. dep, application and
references req'd. Call
850-227-5301 or 227-6297
3 br, 2 ba home on large
lot. Dishwasher, side by
side refrig, and stove.
security dep, application
and references req'd Call
850-227-5301 or 227-6297
3 br, 2 ba large home
w/fenced yard. Dish-
.""n3h er Re fridge, built in
.., e r. stove top. High-
ar~d .',e.i. ie,: dep, ap-
: is.:.n ar.. ref's req'd.
Call 850-227-5301 or
227-6297



Available Nov. 1st. 2 or 3
br, 2 ba, office, FR304 6th
St. Pt. St. Joe. Walk to
dwntwn & bay. $850/mo.
+ dep. neg. 227-4358


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
7100 Homes3
7110 Beach Home'
Properly
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7,170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
.Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare


1 6140 1
Cape Bay Home, 4 br, 4
ba, dock, furn'd, Beautiful
bay views, beach access,
$1650 mo., 408-436-8293.
Gorgeous Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 /2 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.
House For Rent, in St.
Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,
large yard, $900 mo. Call
Gene at 850-830-9342.
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
rent. 647-5722
Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting
$900mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
Port St. Joe. 2 br, 1 ba,
CH&A, laundry room, nice
yard no pets, $580mo,
$400 dep. 850-227-3511


7 -6140 1
Port St. Joe. Furn'd 2
br, 2 ba, bick from bay.
Walk to downtown. 1st
/last /sec. $850mo
706-768-3239
Small 2 br, 1 ba house on
large lot in Oak Grove.
Great for single or young
married couple. Washer
/dryer hookups. Sec. dep.
application and ref's req'd.
850-227-5301 or 227-6297
St. Joe Beach, an easy
drive from Tyndall, facing
gulf, 6312 Hwy 98 & Pine
St. Yellow brick house, w/
roof deck & huge living rm
overlooking beach, CH/A,
2 br, 1.5 ba, DR, new
kitchen & appliances,
unfurn'd, carport, laundry
room. No pets, $1200 mo.
Nego. Call 850-321-5452
or 662-352-6765


6170
Mexico Beach 2 & 3 br
MH walking distance to
bch, furn or unfurn, start-
ing at $750mo, Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700



WEWA
2 br, 1 ba $360mo +
$360dep. No pets please.
Call 850-639-5721
Wewa RV Lots
$200/mo. + $200 sec dep
Call 850-639-5721 ..


6200
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
Inn Beach Resort.
.


For Sale By
Owners
3 br, 2 ba. 615 Marvin Ave.
Appraised @ $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 @
850-227-4625


| 7100




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
www.forsalebyowner.
com/20589028


7100
Income Property
Port St. Joe 4 br, 2 be
House & 2 Apts. 70%
Remodeled. Income Po-
tential $2,000 /Month. 5
Blocks from New Ma-
rina. Pay balance due to
bank. 850-227-5920

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
850-229-6622






FSBO/REDUCED
Below appraised value,
Port St Joe Beach 3 br 3
ba, beach views, $549K,
850-774-5400



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


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2 Finisteere exclusive
gated community lots, N
Lagoon, PCB. Reduced!
Must sell! $249 'to $289K.
Broker/Owner, Barbara
Hindman Realty 850-
527-5085 or 265-8070



FOR SALE
BY OWNER
Liberty Co one 2.18 ac.
$35K
SOne .09 ac lot $20K
Two 0.71 Ac lot $15k ea.
or all for $80K.
City water avail, great for
bldg. Please 850-379-8374



Historical District
of Apalachicola, $249,000,
850-774-5400


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con Hill, Florida. $99K and
$95K. Best Buy on the
Beach! Call 706-333-0159
Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
CLOSURE. $200K obo.
850-596-2057 or 271-1453
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to bch.
Foreclosure. $150K obo.
596-2057 or 271-1453


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06 Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited
One owner, excellent con-
dition, never off road, looks
new. White with soft top. 7
speaker CD, cold air,
power steering, auto,
cruise. Interior is spotless.
26,875 highway mi. still un-
der warranty. $19,875 Call
850-229-1305


[ 8210
OCEAN KAYAKS, new &
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.

26' Center Console
Off-Shore Deep "V" Hull
Like New (40 Hours),
Completely Refurbished,
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


AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE
RECREATIONAL
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
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 MotOrhomes


8110 "-
To Place An Ad
in The Times
Classifieds
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688


Ford Bronco '84 4x4, 6
cylinders, new tires, runs
excellent. $3000. Call
850-527-7750



8160,

Harley FX DWG 2002, fac-
tory custom, bags, wind-
shield, many extras,
black, w/Red stripe, Pam-
pered, 1 owner ride,
$14,500. 850-229-9022.



S 8210

The City of Mexico Beach
selling 23ft. 1990 Sea Ray
(Laguna Boat). This boat
will be advertised and bids
accepted starting Oct. 28,
2006 on Ebay. Details of
the boat can be found on
Ebay or a brochure is
available at Mexico Beach
City Hall.


America's Mini Storage
850-229-8014 or
850-258-4691
Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENT! Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art ma-
rina. Enjoy The Luxurious
clubhouse and facilities.
30'x10'x10'...$280-$330.
Call Caryn 404-643-6971





2000 Coachman Lite
travel Trailer, 25ft, sleeps
6, self contained, clean,
$5000 FIRM, 229-6689


Attn: For Sale By Owner,.
Come see our listings at
lifestylesbyowner.com or
call Renee 850-227-8492


For Sale
$129,900 2 br, 1 ba
house in Aplachicola.
$119,900 2 br, 1 ba
Howard Creek.
$69,900 4br, 1 ba in
Wewa.
$25,000 1/2 ac in
Howard Creek,
$25,000 Lake Alice lot-
2 avail.
$495,000 Beacon Hill
Gulf view.. '
Call 647-5210 or
229-8303 please leave
message.


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By DANIEL GARCIA ORDAZ
Freedom News Service

November is National Peanut
Butter Lovers Month, and since the
first jar of peanut paste was sold in
1890, Americans cannot seem to get
enough of the brown stuff.
George Bayle Jr., the owner of a
food-processing company, first sold
the paste of steamed, ground peanuts
after an unknown St. Louis physician
asked him to produce the paste as
a protein substitute for people with
poor teeth, according to the Peanut
Advisory Board. While most of the
peanut crop worldwide is used for
oil, nearly half of the United States
peanut crop is used to make pea-
nut butter, according to the National
Peanut Board.
In the 116 years since, several
companies have helped to transform
the paste to the smooth or crunchy
butter we know today. Peanut butter
is no more a nut than a dairy prod-
uct, since it comes from ground pea-
nuts, which are actually legumes and
are part of the pea family. Because of
their concentrated protein content,
peanuts and peanut butter are part
of the "Meat and Beans" section of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's new
food pyramid.
Stephanie Marroquin,. a regis-
tered and licensed dietician at FMS
Dialysis in Edinburg, Texas, said that
peanut butter is a good plant protein
source.
"Unfortunately, it does have fat,"
she said, "but it is the good or mono-
unsaturated fat."


Marroquin said that peanut but-
ter smeared on a cracker for a mid-
morning or mid-afternoon snack is a
good snack for diabetics who are on a
three-meal and two-snack schedule.
Marroquin said that peanut butter
is often a staple of younger people's
diets and is not as popular with
older adults, especially those with
dentures.
According to the NPB, Americans
eat enough peanut butter annually to
make more than 10 billion peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches. Several
Rio Grande Valley, Texas, school dis-
tricts feature the famed sandwiches
on their menus.
Since she works with diabetics on
dialysis, Marroquin encourages her
patients to avoid peanut butter due
to its high levels of potassium and
phosphorus.
"Their bodies cannot excrete it as
readily," Marroquin said. "They need
the protein, but we usually stress an
animal source."



Chicken Mole
1 1/4 pounds chicken breast ten-
ders
Salt
Ground black pepper
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/2 large green bell pepper, cored,
seeded, and chopped
1/2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder -
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 can (7 1/4 ounces) diced


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tomatoes
1 tablespoon unsweetened natu-
ral peanut butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
powder
1 scallion, chopped

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and
black pepper. Heat a large nonstick
skillet coated with olive oil cooking
spray over medium-high heat. Add
the chicken and cook for 8 minutes,
turning once, or until browned on
both sides. Remove the chicken to a
large plate.
Add the onion, bell pepper, and
garlic to the skillet and cook for 3
minutes, or until the onion becomes
translucent. Stir in the chili powder,
cinnamon, and cloves and cook for
1 minute. Return the chicken to the
skillet. Add the tomatoes (with juice),
peanut butter, and cocoa powder and
bring to a boil. Cover and simmer,
!stirring every few minutes, for 25
minutes, turning once, or until the
chicken is no longer pink. Garnish
with the scallions. Serves 2
Source: South Beach Diet
Online


Peanut Butter Crispy
Bars
Melt margarine .
and marshmallows ,:.
together in a large .
saucepan over -
low heat. Stir
frequently until
melted com-
pletely. Remove


NORTH PORT ST. JOE

CITY OF PORT ST. JOE &

PSJ REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

WORKSHOP MEETING TO DISCUSS THE
PSJRA BOUNDARYEXPANSION


There has been talk...

There are questions...








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Let's meet to hear your concerns, share the facts and

learn better what each of you want for the future

of North Port St. Joe .. a future that remains in the

hands of each man and woman of North Port St. Joe.


{' ~When: Monday,

November 6

Time: 5 PM

Where: Washington
Center




ALL ARE INVITED ... PLEASE JOIN US.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRBJ meeting on
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the
BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will
be to discuss and act on the following:

1. Minutes for September 20, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval Edward Bish Gulf
Coast Ranches Parcel ID #03323-175R
40.84 acres in Section 32, Township 7
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 16 unit development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Final PlatApprovalforScottSomero-Cypress
Creek Plantation Parcel ID #01050-040R
29.52 acres in Section 11, Township 6
South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 12 lot development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
4. St. Joe Company Affordable Housing
Proposal
5. Public at Large
6. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Text
7. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
8. Parks and Grants
9. Staff

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


Ad #2006-119 Publish: November 2 & 9, 2006


from heat and stir in pea-
nut butter until dissolved.
Stir in rice cereal until cere-
al is completely coated with
the marshmallow mixture.
Spread the mixture into a
13 X 9 X 2-inch pan light-
ly coated with non-stick
cooking spray. Press mix-
ture into pan until firmly
packed. Cool completely.
Yield: 24 bars



How do peanuts
become peanut butter?
Inspected
Roasted
Rapidly cooled (to pre-
vent overcooking, drying)
Blanched (skin
removed)
Split
Cleaned and sorted
*Ground
*Ground again

*Note: Peanuts are
ground in two stages (one
long grinding would pro-
duce too much heat, damag-
ing the flavor of the peanut
butter). In the first stage,
the peanuts are ground
alone. In the second stage,
salt, sweetener and stabi-
lizer (to keep the oil from
separating) are added.
Source: PeanutAdvisory
Board


Did You Know?
Americans consume
700 million pounds, or 3.3
. pounds per person, of pea-
nut butter per year.
There are approxi-
mately 810 peanuts in an
18-ounce jar of peanut but-
ter.
Source: PeanutAdvisory
Board
1 tablespoon of pea-
nut butter equals 1 ounce.
Source: United States
Department of Agriculture


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STATS


Modern medicine is full of numbers, and


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By MICHAEL GRADY
Freedom News Service
The world is awash in
statistics, and modern health
care is no different: Heart rate,
pulse rate, BMI, LDL ... New
stats seem to appear every
day. But numbers are only so
useful if your head explodes.
Which stats do we really
need to know? Dr. Robert L.
Bratton, chairman of the Mayo
Clinic's Department of Family
Medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
gives us the specs we need to
measure health and properly
guide our care.


Weight
Being severely overweight
or underweight can open the
door to a variety of potential
ills. 'A significant percentage of
people today are overweight,"
Bratton says. "They should
be familiar with recommended
weights for their size and try
to follow that."
Fasting glucose level
High glucose levels (125
and above) can be an early
warning sign for diabetes.
"Seventy to 100 is the normal
range," Bratton says. "And you
can usually get this (number)
as part of a general' physical
exam."


Body mass index
BMI determines obesity
levels by cross-referencing a
person's height and weight,
and producing a number
between 19 and 54. "It's kind
of a call to action," Bratton
says. "It gives you the optimal
weight range for your height
and classifies in a category.
Nineteen to 24 is normal, 25
to 26 is borderline, 27 or
above is overweight and 30 or
over is obese."
Calculate your own BMI at
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/
bmi/index.htm
Date of last physical


"If you're over 40, you
should go in for a general
exam at least every two to
three years," Bratton says. "If
you're older, or initial prob-
lems have been observed, you
need to go in more frequently,
depending on your situation
and family history."
Prostate specific antigen
(men) or bone density index
(women)
"For men over 50, it's
good to watch your prostate
specific antigen number to be
on the lookout for prostate
cancer," Bratton explains. "For
post-menopausal women, a
bone density index is useful


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nominations for the annual Spirit of Freedom Award.
Judges will look for individuals who practice any or all of the
core values of Florida Freedom media companies.

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of individual expression, our inrdicvidual rights to be, to think, to act1.
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own freedom should be limited oni, by the respect for the rights of
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s, Interactive. The regional award carries a $1,000 donation to a
.'. charity of the winner's choice, plus print and online media
recognition.
WHO: Open to an,' individual in the 10-county Florida Freedom
; coverage area'.
.. WHEN: Winner to be announced on November 30, to honor
'" Freedom Communications founder. R.C. Hoiles.
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human gilbert arid dignily.
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typed and submitted, with application, no later
than Friday, Nov. 10. Applications are
available on-line and at participating ,
newspaper and online offices.
Complete online at: each newspapers'
website, or EmeraldCoast.com.
Or Mail to:
Spirit of Freedom
215 Grand Blvd., Sulle 102
Sandeslin, FL 32550
Fax to: 850-622-0562



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to check for signs of osteopo-
rosis." In both cases, an initial
number is recorded, and used
as a baseline to measure any
future change. Gathering your
health stats is not a one-time
deal: These stats change, and
should be checked regularly.
Blood pressure
Acceptable pressure can
vary, but a good systolic (top)
reading is 120, with a solid
diastolic (bottom) around 80.
"Know it, and keep track of
it," Bratton advises. "And be
aware that guidelines have
changed. We used to say 100
plus your age for the top num-
ber, but found out since that
some of those near the top
were still at high risk for heart
attack or stroke."

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Cholesterol
The standards for this
have, changed also. In the
past, a single number, ide-
ally between 175 and 200, was
considered the gold standard.
Now, it's good to know your
low-density lipoprotein ("bad
cholesterol"). "If you have no
risk factors, you might be
good with an LDL number of
160 or less," Bratton says.
"But, for instance, if you're
diabetic or overweight with a
family history of heart disease,
you might shoot for 131 or
less." Conversely, your high-
density lipoprotein ("good cho-
lesterol") should be high: 40
is good, with 60 optimum.
"People who exercise regularly
tend to have higher levels."


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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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Phone Number


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Port St Joe. FL 32457
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