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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 16, 2006
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
69th Year, Number 4 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 34 Pages


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Wewa Health Department 1B


November 16, 2006




Honoring Those Who Serve


They Paid the Price of Freedom


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The United States was forged in war, and
at war remains.
From the Revolutionary War to the current
War on Terrorism, our nation's soldiers deserve
our respect and tribute.
Retired Army Lt. Col. James Kennedy
delivered this
message to Port W
St. Joe Middle r
and High School ,
students, com-
munity 'mem-
bers and veter-
ans on Friday at
the high school's
annual Veterans ,
Day program.
A 1962 Port 1 s.
St. Joe High "
School gradu-
ate, Vietnam vet- \
eran and recipi-
ent of numerous ;
service medals
including the .
Legion of Merit,
Distinguished
Flying Cross
and Bronze
Star, Kennedy
challenged the
students to
learn the les-
sons of heroism
and self-sacrifice A Port St. Joe High Sch<
from America's places a pin on veteran Dave
history. the Navy and Merchant Marin
"It's the
deeds of our veterans that bind us to our
nation's noble past," said Kennedy, acknowledg-
ing the contributions of American soldiers from
Colonial Boston to the streets of Baghdad.
"America's newest generation of soldiers
stand half a world away and they continue
the proud legacy of military service that was
first begun by 217,000 citizen-soldiers of the
Contirent ,rI Art- y," said Kennedy.
Desc r ibng young soldiers as the "life blood
of our nation," Kennedy said the torch has been
passed to the next generation, to the young men
and women only a few years older than those
who filled 'the gymnasium's bleachers.


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nes


To those students, Kennedy stressed the
high price of freedom.
"Freedom isn't free. It's been paid for by the
veterans of America. Always remember that,"
said Kennedy.
'"And recognize that when you get up in
the morning from that soft bed where you lay
think of the young people in uniform today
that are in harm's way that laid in the sand last
night protect-
ing your way
of life and
that great flag
that flies up,
there those
willing to give
their lives
for all of the
freedoms
you enjoy
today. Always
remember
that."
Kennedy
joined school
system per-
sonnel, stu-
dents and fel-
low service-
S. men in pay-
ing tribute
to Amerida's

T .-. through patri-
-. otic speeches,
"1 poems and
Despina Williams/The Star songs.
Dl Student Government member Retired
addox's lapel. Maddox served in Army Maj.
s. Cleo C. Hogan
remembered
the noble sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Clifford C. Sims,
who saved his life in the Vietnam War.
During the night of the Tet offensive, Hogan
called upon Sims and his squad to reinforce a
gap between the first and third platoons.
When a North Vietnamese soldier threw a
hand grenade into the area, Sims hurled his
body on top of it, saving the life of his com-
manding officer and fellow soldiers. ,
For his sacrifice, the Port St. Joe native
earned the Congressional Medal of Honor and
Hogan's undying allegiance.
"Today I would like to thank Staff Sergeant
(See PRICE on Page 2A)


Wewahitchka Waves the


Red, White and Blue


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Bryce Gerber walked solemnly onto the turf
of Gator Field and stood erect along the crosses
and flag symbolizing those from Gulf County
who had per-
ished serving
their country.
Gathering -
all the wind
his lungs could
muster, Gerber
filled his black
bag pipes and
rang out a mov-
ing rendition
of "Amazing
Grace." *.. !
And the .
hairs on hun-
dreds of arms a
lining the field m -
and filling the a .'
bleachers also c
stood a bit
more erect.
With a mix-
ture of celebra-
tory gaiety anda Wewahitchka third-grn
heartbreak -
ing remem-
brance, the third-grade classes at Wewahitchka-
Elementary led the community through a
Veterans Day event which mixed patriotism
with grief.
Led and organized by .teachers Linda
Whitfield, Linda Catania, Pam Sumner and
Becky Weston, the students, proudly wear-
ing the colors of the flag, breezed through a
70-minute ceremony which produced equal
amounts of joy and swimming eyes.
They sang a medley of anthems from each
branch of the armed services, as veterans
alternately took their chance to stand and be
recognized.
They opened the ceremony with .'"Three
Cheers for the Red, White and Blue" and
"America" and closed it. with "God Bless
America" and "You're a Grand Old Flag," main-
taining a theme alternately light and dignified.
Selected students also recited the Veterans


Day staple, the poem, "In Flanders Field" and
introduced special guests.
And special touches made the morning an
appropriate salute to veterans,
Brent Walker from the high school beau-
tifully sounded "Taps" on his trumpet prior
to Gerber's
Sequally- rich
"Amrn az in gw
Grace."
c When the
time arrived,
the students
Also stepped
S. down from
their podium
to present
mementos to
the four dozen
or so veterans
seated before
c them, flags and
-.3 o handshakes
for each who
served so these
third-graders
o could freely
in., sing and cel-
ebrate.
Despina Williams/The Star T e r r
ders show their colors. Norris, her two
children at her
side, read, her voice quivering in spots, a letter
from her husband, Glenn, who is stationed in
Iraq.
Glenn Norris has been communicating via
mail with his son's class and his words provid-
ed a picture of life in that far-off land colored in
hues of dedication and service to a higher good.
a higher ideal. -
Keynote speaker Rev. Jerry Huft remem-
bered a day 46 year's ago when he stood among
a group of young men and pledged to defend
his country, its Constitution and the Military
Code of Honor.
S Huft noted that there are 25 million liv-
ing American veterans among the millions
who have, "faithfully served this great nation
in times of peace and war for more than 200
years."
Huft recited a passage from Thomas Paine,
(See RED, WHTE AND BLUE on Page 2A)


Wewahitchka to Expand Sewer Plant Saying Goodbye to Sam


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Sewer lines are headed to Red Bull and
Red Bull Island. Water lines are being extended
throughout the city limits.
The next phase for the City of Wewahitchka
is to expand the sewer plant.
City commissioners took their first step ini
that direction during their regular bi-monthly
meeting on Monday by issuing a notice to pro-
ceed for the'engineering work.
That work will start with a feasibility study
examining potential disposal sites and the most
viable and appropriate way to deal with affluent
from the expanded plant.,
"We are looking at alternatives to get-
ting discharge'out of the (Chipola) river and
expansion of the plant," said city manager Don
Minchew.
That discharge, Minchew added, is water
Which has already undergone advanced waste-
water treatment, but Minchew said the aim is
to configure a new plant in such a way that theC
river is off limits for discharge.
From there, engineers -- the city agreed
to a contract for 8190.000 for the work will
lay the preliminary ground work necessary
to receive the required permits for the city to
proceed.
That would include growth trends and pro-
jections for needs in the future.
The city's current facility has a capacity
of 200,000 gallons per day. The city is using
roughly just over 50 percent of that capacity


but bringing Red Bull and Red Bull Island onto
the system when sewer lines are installed will
push the plant to the 80 percent threshold at
which a municipality must begin planning on
expansion.
Essentially, the city is working ahead of
the curve instead of having the curve rise up in
front of commissioners in the near future.
"I'm trying to make sure we stay on top of
the ball," Minchew said.
He also noted that the city had recently
purchased an additional acre of land adjacent
to the current sewer plant and is looking at
purchasing several other parcels in the area to
facilitate expansion on the current site.
In other business during Monday's meet-
ing:
Commissioners presented three retiring
members of the planning board with plaques
recognizing their years of work.
John Henry Pridgeon, Dee Mayhann and
Tweda McGlon are retiring after serving the city
for lengthy terms quantified in decades.
"They've been on the board a long time
and they've done a great service for the city,"
Minchew said.
Commissioners discussed ongoing issues
regarding library maintenance. Commissioners
were under the impression that when the new
Wewahitchka Public Library was built the coun-)
ty would assume maintenance of the facility.
That has not happened and commissioners
decided to move some funds from the budget
around to accommodate the city performing
the library maintenance tasks itself.


17-year-old Sam Cox, the son of Allen and
Cathy Cox of Port St. Joe, was killed in a car acci-
dent last Thursday. He was a senior at Port St. Joe
High School.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer,

At the start of their Veterans Day program
last Friday, Port'St. Joe'High School students
and faculty observed a moment of silence for
Samuel "Sam" Cox, a beloved senior killed in
an automobile accident.
Cox passed away at 10:30 p.m. the previous
night; after leading his soccer team to victory
over Tallahassee's John Paul II.
Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol,
said Cox, 17, was traveling south on Hwy.
319 when he drove off the road and then
overcorrected, causing the car to rotate and
slide across both lanes of traffic.
The car fell into a ditch and hit a utility
pole. Cox, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was
thrown from the vehicle and killed.
When word of Cox's death arrived on
Friday morning, the high school was shaken by
the news.
"This is a tough loss for everybody," said
principal Duane McFarland. "You can't prepare
for a tragedy like this."
In the days following Cox's death, high
school counselors met with grieving classmates
and created a bulletin board for mementoes,
photos and personal letters.
On Tuesday, Mica Ashcraft, Jeremy Baxley

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Sims for his sacrifice and all
the veterans gathered here
today for their service to our
country and the sacrifices they
have made for our freedom,"
said Hogan.
"May Staff Sergeant Sims
rest in peace and we, as mem-
bers of a grateful nation, never
forget those who have served
our country."
To honor the Gulf County
veterans killed in action,
Rodney Herring read each
soldier's name aloud as Billy


Quinn, Jr. sounded a bell.
Students Olivia
Lamberson, Molly Matty and
Krista Parker recited the
Gettysburg Address and Ann
Comforter led the school cho-
rus in a rousing rendition of
patriotic songs before lend-
ing her pipes to "God Bless
America."
The high school's NJROTC
performed a drill exhibition
and the Student Government
Association presented the fea-
tured veterans with pins hon-


From Page 1A


oring their service.
Throughout the 90 min-
ute program, the students
remained quiet and respect-
ful.
In his closing remarks,
Port St. Joe High School
principal Duane McFarland
thanked them for their atten-
tiveness.
"There's not many places
that you can go in America
that have students of this cali-
ber with the respect and honor
that they show," he said.


This Veterans Day, The Star honors
all of the county's fallen soldiers:


WWII

Wayne L. Langley
James N. Hayes
Basil H. Hicks
Hewey Alday
James E. Black
Jim Brooks
Ralph Connell
Edgar Hagans
John C. Hayes
Jimmy Jackson
Winfred C. Jenks
Richard Jones
Harry D. Johnson
Wallace A. Joughin
Lonnie C. King


Benjamin C. Kirkland
Willie Marshall
Jesse M. Nichols
James E. Roberson
Willis V. Rowan
Carl A. Soderberg, Jr.
George M. Sandburg
Howard C. Taunton
John W. Williams
William. R. Williams

Korean War

Jim Daniels, Jr.
Roy B. Evans
William M. Garrett
George W. Parrish


Kenneth W. Powers

Vietnam

Moulton L. Freeman
John C. Gainous
Calvin K. Graeser, Jr.
Fred E. Land
Clifford C. Sims (C.M.H.)
James F. Tindell
Robert H. Pilk

Gulf War Afghanistan

Christopher M. Blaschum


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Red, White
one of the giants of the coun-
try's founding, who under-
stood at the country's creation
in the Revolutionary War the
sacrifices that would be neces-
sary to defend it against the
tyranny and injustice of the
world.
"These are the times that
*try men's souls," Huft quoted
from Paine. "The summer sol-
dier and the sunshine patriot
will, in this crisis, shrink from
the service of his country. But
he that stands now deserves
the love and thanks of man
and woman."
Huft said it was not
enough, at a time of global war
on terrorism, to simply honor
veterans one day a year. The
charge was greater.


and Blue


Folks should lobby the
Veterans Administration for
the proper amount of funding
so that all veterans have the
health care they have earned;
should encourage lawmakers
to understand the issues fac-
ing veterans and provide for
their needs. .
Abraham Lincoln, Huft
noted, spoke about the mis-
sion of a grateful nation when
he said that we must "care for
him who shall have borne the
battle, and for his widow and
his orphan."
"Some of us here today are
capable of doing something
positive even before our heroes
return," Huft continued. "You
may be one of those who can
assist family members who


were left behind when their
warriors were transported to
distant lands.
"Do you. know the family
of a service member deployed
in a far away place? Could you
help with child care, tempo-
rary housing, errand running,
vehicle repairs, spiritual sup-
port, help filing government
claims, assisting with financial
,aid, or by simply offering a
friendly shoulder to lean on."
The sacrifices of those in
uniform are immense; they
deserve assistance and recog-
nition that is commensurate
with their service.
It is, after all, the American
way.
"Please reflect on the con-
tributions of America's vet-


From Page 1A


erans ... they are America's
heroes," Huft said, "bound
together throughout eternity
by the oath of service they
have taken and by their devo-
tion to God and country.
"The legacy of America's
veterans is something we all
share, and we can all take
pride in their dedication and
service."
That pride was on display
in red, white and blue at Gator
Field, from the celebratory
singing of "You're a Grand Old
Flag" to the dignified playing of
Gerber and Walker.
It was a grand old morn-
ing and pride wafted through
the air.


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Star Staff Writer

The Highland View
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10069's annual Veterans Day
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confession from a Port St. Joe'
High School junior.
Though she is now the
commanding officer of the
school's NJROTC program,
Molly Matty told the crowd
gathered on Saturday at the
courthouse lawn that she once
regarded Veterans Day as.
"just another day to get out of
class."
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unmoved by the Veterans Day
recitation of the Gettysburg
address and singing of the
national anthem.
"To me, a soldier was but
a noun, denoting a person who
served in the military," said
Matty.
Then she "got a clue"
When she entered the high
school's NJROTC program
three years ago, Matty gained
a new respect for soldiers' sac-
rifices, including those of her
two grandfathers, who served
their country with distinction
in World War II.
Matty offered a tribute to
her grandfathers and to the
veterans observing the pro-
gram frort the bleachers.
"I thank them, I thank you
and those who are serving and
will serve maybe someday I
will be among them."
Matty's moving speech
highlighted the dignified cere-
mony, which featured prayers,
the singing of the nation-
al anthem and "God Bless
America," and the dedication
of a memorial wreath on the
county's veterans' memorial.
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Chief Judge Tells County Commission


of Courthouse Roof: "Git It Done"


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
County commissioners
received a wake-up call dur-
ing Tuesday night's county
commission meeting in the
form of Chief Judge William
L. Wright, Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit of Florida, who told
the commissioners to fix the
leaking courthouse roof.
Wright, who was polite
but pointed, referenced his
October 31 letter-to the com-
missioners in which he laid
but the six-year history of
promises to repair the leak-
ing roof, the lack of progress
on bid approval for the work,
and the "$617,554.92 set
'aside for the courthouse roof
as of September 30,2006."
"If you haven't been over
there [in the courthouse] on
a rainy day, it really is an
embarrassment," Wright told
the board, also hinting at
possible lawsuits from court-
house employees who have
been getting sick from the
deteriorating c iod ns.
"You really can't wait any
longer," he continued.
Admitting "there's no
excuse," commission chair-
man Carmen. McLemore said
"We've just got to do bet-
ter," and called for a spe-
cial meeting about the roof
on Tuesday, December5 at 4
p.m. E.T., the day after new
bids,for the roof repairs are
opened.
Both the board and coun-
ty attorney Tim McFarland
agreed that if the bid came
in over the $615,000, they
would have to borrow the
additional amount.
In other business:
The second regular
monthly county, commis-
sion meeting will be held
Monday, November 27 at 6


p.m. E.T. instead of Tuesday,
November 28, because there
will not be a quorum pres-
ent on Tuesday, due to other
engagements.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor told the board that
there were not sufficient funds
to complete the site work
for the new Wewahitchka
Health Department clinic
as planned, and asked the
board for help.
Since all commissioners
agreed that the project could
not be delayed any longer,
they decided to use the nec-
essary money from the road
bond to finish the work.


Commissioner Nathan
Peters told the board that
at the meeting of the Jesse
Ball DuPont Foundation he
recently attended, he heard
several negative comments
about the Gulf County web-
site, and asked for $4,000 to
update the site. The motion
passed 5-0.
Taylor Jenkins, presi-
dent of the Davida- Byrd
Scholarship Foundation,
.asked for a donation.
Commissioners unanimously,
gave the foundation $1,000.
According to Jenkins,
the scholarship foundation,
formed in 1995, is a 501(c)3


organization that has given
more than 100 scholarships
of $500 each to students
from Port St. Joe.
Sheranda Williams,
-representing the Lady Sharks
of Port St. Joe, asked for
$1,000 to buy additional uni-
forms and equipment for the
girls' basketball team. The
request was granted 5-0.
Thadus Russ, president
of the Concerned Christians
Society, accompanied by Mrs.
Jenkins, presented Peters
with a plaque recognizing his
20 years of service to the
community.


PUBLIC NOTICES

Clifford Sims Parkway

Recently erected signs have the word "Sims" misspelled, we have reordered the signs
and will replace as soon as they arrive.

Garbaae Pickup for Thanksgiving Week

The employees of Emerald Waste Service will observe Thanksgiving on Friday, Novem-
ber 24th per their contract with the City of Port St. Joe.

Commercial Pickup will be Monday thru Thursday "A.M."

Monday and Tuesday (November 20 & 21) will remain the same.

Thursday's route (November 23rd) will be picked up on Wednesday.
(Includes NPSJ, Garrison, Marvin, the Circles and side streets to 22nd, Woodward and
Long,- between First and Cecil G. Costin Blvd.)

Friday's route will be picked up early a.m. on Thursday, November 23rd.
(Includes Woodward to Monument; starting at Cecil Costin Blvd. To High School area,
Centennial area, Ward Ridge, Hospital area and all side streets and alleys.)

As always, place carts 2-3 feet from curb the night before and empty boxes beside cart.

HAVE A GLORIOUS THANKSGIVING!!!!


Sandy Lieberman, Director of Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association, accepts donations from John Hendry, of the St.
Joe Company and Willie Ramsey, Ramsey's Office Supply, for
Christmas for the Young and the Elderly. Each year, the St. Joe
Company kicks off the annual holiday food drive for the com-
munity with a check for $2,500.00. The money will provide food
baskets, as well as holiday dinners for those who are isolated
and/or in need. Donations of food or money may be made at
the Senior Citizens & Community Center, 120 Library Drive, in
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Hiring Tease


Given recent actions by Port St. Joe elect-
ed officials it is hard to understand whether
city government has entered a new era or
remains intractably stuck in the past.
In short, why hire a perfectly capable and
hard-working city administrator when com-
missioners are still going to run day-to-day
operations as they see fit, which is typically
by the jerk of a knee?
The pay period debate of last week
provides a perfect illustration of how com-
missioners can't help themselves in helping
themselves.
Commissioner Bennie Roberts, express-
ing what he said was the viewpoint of "numer-
ous employees," urged the return to weekly
pay periods, as opposed to the bi-weekly
system recommended by city manager Lee
Vincent.
Vincent's logic, at the time the proposal
was approved by the Commission, was that
a bi-weekly system would reflect the private
sector, allow the city to multiply public dol-
lars through interest earned and be more
efficient for city'operations.
Any employee arguing that paying. bills
is rendered more difficult by bi-weekly pay-
checks, as Roberts contended, needs home
economics.
How many employees precisely com-
plained to Mr. Roberts is unclear, though
indications via interviews suggests the num-
ber is a handful minus a couple of fingers.
The larger point, though, as Vincent


made clear last week, is that this was the first
he, was hearing about the problem and the
complaints were coming not from employees
but a commissioner.
This was precisely the sort of flotsam
commissioners insisted they wanted to clear
away when they decided to hire a referee, uh,
city manager.
Another example is found at the new
three-way stop installed at Allen Memorial
where the Centennial Building sits.
Some residents along Allen Memorial
complained about the speed of students driv-
ing from school each afternoon, arguing it
represented a safety hazard.
Fair enough, though from this corner the
easy thing would be to station a couple of
police officers along that stretch of road and
let them .start writing tickets.
Hit speeders in the wallet, at significant
sums, and the guess here is that vehicles will
slow.
But for at least one city commissioner,
the idea was to slow them down but not actu-
ally punish anybody, so instead tax dollars
were wasted in erecting signs and painting
pavement to create a three-way stop which
is needed, given traffic patterns, a little more
than one hour each week and only during
the school year.
Better to spend the public's dough, we
suppose, than dock the transgressors, main-
taining the all too common philosophy that
public service means serving personal inter-


'C a.


ests or grinding axes.
And better to keep a grasp on power
by involving yourself in the day-to-day as
opposed to focusing on the long-term.
This is a uniform problem on this
board.
A proposal to use the county or a private
firm to provide building department services
was negotiated by a commissioner, not the
city manager.
Much of the negotiations on how to
divide the tax windfall which WindMark
Beach Phase II would bring were conducted
by a city and county commissioner.
The bottom line is this the city is
spending a hefty chunk of change, wisely we
believe, to have in place a city manager who
oversees the day-to-day business of the city.
Essentially, commissioners have hired
a starting quarterback while deciding they'd
just as soon continue to run the ball them-
selves.
What has resulted is a system replete
with checks and no balances, where a city
manager is hindered in doing his job because
commissioners would rather think small than
big and where meetings too often devolve into
Muscle Beach flexing contests.
To label that system as a waste of tax-
payer money and a disservice to the man the
commissioners hired to manage the city is to
vastly understate the case.


Truths and Consequences


When is zero tolerance not zero toler-
ance?
The Gulf County School Board could
provide a full, explanation, stemming from
the case of a middle school student recently
caught applying a pocket knife to a school
bus seat.
Whether the pocket knife qualifies as a
weapon we'll leave to the district to parse,
but to use the knife to vandalize a bus stands
alone as an act worth punishing.
However, upon hearing the case, the
School Board, against the apparent wishes
of the superintendent, chose not to expel the
youngster for reasons unclear- since such
hearings are allowed to be, actually must be,


held outside, the purview of the public.
This has created angst among several
parents who have contacted this newspaper
and at least some faculty members at the
middle school.
The fact that at least one of the -young-
ster's parents has behaved confrontationally
toward those objecting to the School Board's
decision adds to the tension.
But what this comes down to, we would
humbly attest, is that the school system has a
"zero tolerance" policy about weapons, drugs
and a whole array of offenses.
Either there is zero tolerance or there is
not. There is no gray area, no middle ground
on which to cling.


Regardless of the who, what, where, why
or how, regardless of the personalities and
conflicts among school officials, zero toler-
ance is just that and if it is to only be applied
willy-nilly school officials should not be
'shocked if parents and teachers worry about
the safety of the children and themselves and
act accordingly, by leaving the system.
Part of the attraction of small-town pub-
lic schools is the belief, maybe mistaken, that
something like Columbine could not happen
here.
But the School Board's actions in this
specific case renders that. comfort zone a
mirage. ...


Murder Down On Music Row


I watched four anId a half minutes of the
CMAAwards last Mondaynight. That's allit took.
Or, maybe more appropriately, that's all I could
stand.
And listen, this is not a happy story. I am
the .biggest country music fan that ever pulled
up a chair in front of the radio and "watched"
the Grand Ole Opry. I have defended the country
"twang" and "hay seed" trappings from Bangor;
Maine to Astoria, Washington. I bought White
Rose Salve because -Roy Clark told us to. We
won't cook with nothing but Crisco. I quit a
date-right in the middle of it back in the '60's
because she made a disparaging remark about
Faron Young. I spent two days once trying to find.
Grinders Switch.
I, along with Buck Owens, have taken the
country music pledge.
That's why I watched the country music,
awards in a rather abbreviated fashion. They
weren't playing no country music! I tuned in just
as Brooks and Dunn were introducing some
young actress who obviously didn't know Clifton
Clowers from Daddy Frank, the guitar man. She
announced the "candidates" for male vocalist of'
the year. Alan Jackson was the only one of the
bunch that was actually a country music- singer.
Keith Urban won the award. You can't imag-
ine how that chapped mel It was the Kenny
Rogers deal all bver again. Only worse! I like
Kenny Rogers.' I like a lot of his songs. I went
all the-way up to Murray State University to see
him -once when he sang with The New Christy
Minstrels. I also like music by Percy Faith and
Otis Redding. You know what the three have in
common? They all make excellent music and
none of them are country
Keith Urban, I'm sure is an extra nice guy. I
have actually heard a couple of his songs. I didn't
. ke'em. But that is not the point here. I'm not
a music critic. I am country. I know country. I,
understand country. I can recognize and appreci-
ate country. Nat Stucky hit the nail on the head
back in April of '68 when he sang, "Don't give me
no plastic saddle, let me feel that leather when I
ride."
Keith Urban is not from Georgia or Texas.


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,Or East Tennessee. Or Pahokee, Florida. I bet he
never picked cotton. Or had the hood of a 1954
Dodge pick-up fall on his back while he was
adjusting the carburetor. Or climbed a persim-
mon tree to fetch breakfast.
He wasn't even at the awards show the other
night to pick up his hardware. My wife said he
was at a rehab 'center trying to "straighten out
his life." That part wouldn't exclude him from the
country music genre. See Hank Williams, Spade
Cooley, Don Gibson, Johnny Cash..... His music
keeps him from being country!
Cathy also mentioned that he was married to
Nicole Kidman. She sure can pick'eml
Ronnie Dunn read Urban's "acceptance"
speech. I couldn't understand his mumblings. I
just sat through it hoping Alan Jackson was on
next. Or maybe they would do a tribute to Billy
Walker or Merle Haggard. I would have settled for
a brief picture of Minnie.Pearl up on the big screen
at the back of the stage. Shucks, Ernie Ashworth
doing "Talk Back Trembling Lips" would have
been better than. the last three minutes!
I pondered the demise of county music. It
had gone all too quietly. It's hard to say exactly
what killed it. Trying to get a video out of every
blond haired girl under 25 hasn't helped. And
I'm sure political correctness is partly to blame.
As is this penchant'in America today to blend
everything together. That "throw it, all into one
pot" mentality with -respect to country music is
about to drive me over the edge....
There ain't but one Johnny Paycheck. One
"Cute and Country" Connie Smith. One Gary


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Gene Watson. One Johnny Horton. Listen, when
George Jones hits the 'first note in "Why, Baby,
\Why" you ain't got to ask your brother or your
neighbor who 'it is. You listen to Marty Robbins
doing "El Paso" and he doesn't need to hide that
voice behind "way too loud" drums, .a lead guitar
gone wild or a million dollars worth of mixing
boards, voice-overs, audio add-ins and synthe-
sizers.
You check out Loretta Lynn's remarkable
story. She is country personified! Genuine.
Matchless. One of a kind. YoU can bet the farm
she is not crooning about anything she hasn't
lived You listen to Charlie' Louvin sing "Think
I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep" and
then come and.talk to me about country music in
America today.
I realize the world doesn't wait on me. There
are different strokes for different folks. Variety
is the spice of life. Hip is "in". Real is "out". And
maybe it is.....but I've got some rights...... don't
pass them folks that are running Nashville now
off as country! Call it new, jazzed up, razzle-
dazzle, smoke and hop-around music. Call it
"charade" music. Call it "whistling Dixie" music.
Call it "wannabe" music. I don't care. Just don't
pretend it has some alliance with Patsy Cline or
Hawkshaw Hawkins.- I'm glad Ernest Tubb and
Uncle Dave Macon are not around to see this!
It is as if Sony and MCA and Arista Records
are just in it for the money....
When Ronnie finished the Keith Urban's
acceptance speech he introduced some teenage
blond haired girl I'd never heard of. She was still
dressed in her Halloween costume, she had a fire
engine red guitar that was too big and too gaudy
and she didn't sing---she yelled!
I turned to the Discovery Channel.
And longed for Leroy Van Dyke, Wanda
Jackson, Wynn Stewart, Hank Thompson,
Barbara Mandrell and Sonny James..... And
wondered what kind of story I could have writ-
ten had I watched ten, or fifteen, minutes of that
stuff!
Respectfully,
Kes


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Positive Polls
As someone suggested'last week, each and
every county voter should provide a word of
thanks, a slap on the back or a simple smile
to every single poll worker who labored last
Tuesday and in September.
They possess the patience of Job and. the
willingness to endure long hours, sometimes
confused, sometime agitated, some exasperated
voters and they do so with the demeanor of Miss
Manners.
And they are not in it for the money. Sure,
they are paid a stipend for their'work, but bro-
ken down over 12 hours at the polls minimum
wage would seem like enrichment.
Despite the constant changes in elections
since 2000, despite the almost constant tinker-
ing by legislators, these folks have learned and
applied the lessons and remain just community
folks helping their neighbors and friends partic-
ipate in this wonderful thing called democracy.
On election night, with folks like some
reporters hanging over the counters at the
Elections Office, their geniality, their openness
never wavers.
Put it this way, on Election Day in Gulf
County, these are the real winners.
Here we provide our pat on the back, by
listing the name of each poll worker for the pri-
mary, the general election or both.
And we humbly do so with a hearty hurrah
for folks we simply could not do without, even if
it is only every two or four years, and by noting
that nowhere on this list appear the names of
Linda Griffin, Ms. Betty, Brittany or Ron, who
toil each day in the Elections Office.
In our book, you are all superstars
Janice Forehand,
Flora Blackman
Patricia Forehand
Bernice Fortner
Mildred Jones
Tammy Linton
Harold Fox
Pamela McDaniel
Denise Keith
Catherine Adams
Betty Gainous .
Martha Sterzoy
SMartha Tidwell
Judy Harrelson.
-Charles Doyle
David Bidwell
Kathy Taunton .
Hazel Arnold -
SGwendolyn Exley
Doris Mincy
William Keith
-Carla McGhee :'
Verna Marshall
Patricia Roland
Patricia Taylor
Colleen Burlingame
Archie Marshall
Bill Williams,
Clarence Roland
Murlene Ward
Beverly Douds.
Sandra Clenney
Sandra Brock
John Clenney
Evelyn Cox
Annie Goodman
Barbara J Wood
Jarmes Horton .
Lou Mork .
Tina Nicodemus
Verna Burch
Sally Malone
Gloria Pippin
Marguerite Farris
T R Mork
Annie Nickson
Betty Harris
Myra Lancaster
Anne G. Baker
Dianna Sealey
Dawne M. Still
Danny E. Bolden
Juanita Powell
Virginia Smith
Elsie Bowman
David E. McCormick
Sandra B. Chafin
Debbie Tankersley'
Pamela P Laurence
Glenda Kennedy
Don Washabaugh
Kathy Ballentine
Ann Whittle
Martha Sanborn
Anita V Ward
Myrna Fernandez
Johanna White
Charles Radcliff
Catherine Kennedy
Helen L. Carlsten
Ann Pridgeon
Charles Radcliff
Daphne M. Lloyd
Barbara Radcliff
Nancy Swider
Jim Lloyd
John Oliver Jr.
Sara H. Woodrow
Zara Haynes
Mary Anne Norton
Ernest J. Woodrow
On the count of three take a much-deserved
bow. These are names worthy of a Wall of
Fame.


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Paws in the Park
The inaugural Paws in the
Park 5K Run and Walk took
place on September 30 in con-
junction with the Paws in the
Park Festival, sponsored by the
St. Joe Bay Humane Society.
The event was a real success,
thanks to the efforts of local
government, local businesses
and individual volunteers.
Special thanks to Chief
Hersey of the PSJ Police
Department, City Recreation


Director Mike Lacour,
Public Works Director John
Grantland, EMS director
Shane McGuffin and Sheriffs
Auxiliary Officer Stacy Hanlon
for their contributions in plan-
ning, setting up the run course
and assuring the safety of run-
ners. It was a pleasure to work
with all of them and they made
my job a lot easier!
Local businesses also
helped contribute to the runs
success. Thanks to Piggly
Wiggly, Beach Realty, Subway,


Hungry Howies, Uptempo
Sports, Coastal Fitness,
Ramseys Printing, Movie
Gallery, Gulf Foods and Scoops
Up Ice Cream Shop, for their
donations of time, freebies,
gift certificates and Gatorade
for the runners. Thanks to
Bayside Bank for donating
water for the race.
Thanks also to Connie
Risinger of Mexico Beach,
Joe Edgecombe and Marty
Kirkland of Panhandle Runners
and Triathletes for their help


in processing results. So many
local folks helped process and
feed the runners and helped
promote the race, that I can
only say a general thanks and
well done to them.
The turnout of over 70 run-
ners and walkers (and many
dogs) was really great for a
first year event! Runners came
from all over the area, includ-
ing Panama City, Tallahassee,
and Dothan, AL. The hard
work and contributions of the
above people made for a great
time and a successful event.
Thanks again to all and
looking forward to seeing you
next year!
Jenny Mercuri
Race Director, Paws in
the Park 5K
SJB Humane Society


Boyd Salutes Veterans, Reflects On Service
Co0r:-,ressman wcd to appear on Military Channel as part of Veterans' Day tribute on Saturday, November 11


Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) will
share personal Veterans'
Day reflections and what
military service meant
to him in a special seg-
ment airing this Saturday
on the Military Channel.
Congressman Boyd served
as a rifle platoon leader in
the 101st Airborne Division
in the Vietnam War.
"As one of a handful of
the members of Congress


who have served in the mil-
itary, I believe it is impor-
tant for me to share with
my colleagues my perspec-
tive as an army veteran
and implement legislation
that reflects this perspec-
tive and will benefit our
troops, our veterans, and
our military families,"
Congressman Boyd said.
"This Veterans' Day, as we
show our appreciation to
the men and women who


answered the call to duty,
let us also recognize their
service by providing our
nation's heroes with the
respect, benefits, and ser-
vices they have earned and
deserve."
A longtime advocate
for our veterans and mili-
tary families, Congressman
Boyd is working in Congress
to enact a new GI Bill of
Rights for the 21st Century,
which will strengthen bene-


fits for our men and women
in uniform. Congressman
Boyd also is fighting to ade-
quately fund and invest in
veterans' healthcare and to
end the Disabled Veterans'
Tax.
"With over 75,000 vet-
erans in North Florida
alone, Veterans' Day gives
us the opportunity to
express our collective grati-
tude and appreciation for
their noble service to our


country," Boyd stated. "We
must also take this oppor-
tunity to renew our com-
mitment to the men and
women who have worn the
uniform in defense of this
great nation."
Congressman Boyd's
piece will air this Saturday


at 12:37 pm and 12:51 am
on the Military Channel and
also can be viewed by click-
ing on the following link,
http://dropbox.teamgroup.
tv/data/moc/Boyd Final.
mov.


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Voters want the new
Congress and their newly
elected state and local offi-
cials to increase funding
for afterschool programs,
according to a public opin-
ion survey conducted on
election eve and election
day. Developed by Lake,
Snell, Perry & Associates,
Inc. for the Afterschool
Alliance, the poll found 'that
72 percent ,of voters agree
that "our newly elected
public officials in Congress
should increase funding for
afterschool programs," and,
just 24 percent disagree.
When asked if they'd sup-
port increased[] funding
for afterschool programs
even if it leads to a tax
increase," 69 percent of vot-
ers said they want funding
to increase. Seventy-three
percent want their newly
elected state and local offi-
cials to provide more funds
for afterschool programs.
"'Voters knowv that after-
school programs keep
kids safe, inspire them to
learn and help working
families," said Afterschool
Alliance Executive Director
Jodi Grant. "They voted
for change last week, and
now they want the officials
they elected to invest in
the future by making qual-
ity afterschool programs
available to all children
and families." Despite an
agreement embodied in


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the No Child Left Behind
Act for steady increases in
afterschool funding, federal
support has been slowly
eroding for five years. As
a result, many states were
unable to make new grants
to afterschool programs
last year.
Other findings from the
new survey:
Eighty-two percent
of voters agree that there
shotild 'be some type of
organized activity or safe
place for children and teens
to go after school every day
that provides opportunities
for them to learn (66 per-
cent strongly agree),
Supportfor afterschool
crosses party. and ideologi-
cal lines. Eighty-eight per-
cent of Democrats, 84 per-
cent of Independents and
76 percent of Republicans
agree on the need for an
organized activity or safe
place for children and
teens, as do 70 percent of
conservative men.
Two in three vot-
ers (65 percent) say that
afterschool programs "are
an absolute necessity" for
their community. Seventy-
eight percent of Democratic
women, 60 percent of
Republican women and 96
percent of African American
voters agree with that state-
ment.
When told that kids in
afterschool programs are


less likely to get involved in
criminal activity, use drugs
or alcohol, become teen
parents and drop out of
school, 89 percent of vot-
ers including 85 percent
of Republicans, 86 percent
of men, 88 percent of peo-
ple who attend a religious
service every week, and
85 percent of Bush vot-
ers say afterschool pro-
grams are very (66 percent)
or somewhat (23 percent)
important.
"Voter support for after-
school programs is broad,
deep and enduring," Grant
added. "Americans recog-
nize that these .programs
provide tremendous ben-
efits. Lawmakers should
pay attention. The federal
21st Century Community
Learning Centers after-
school initiative is badly
under-funded and. with the
exception of California, few
states are doing as much
as they could to support
afterschool programs. The
result is that too many stu-
dents are alone and unsu-
pervised and at risk -
each afternoon when' the
school day ends. Changing
that is a high priority for
voters, and it should be a
high priority for lawmakers
as well."
A web-based survey
of afterschool program
leaders, released by the
Afterschool Alliance in


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October, found that many
programs are fully sub-
scribed but still unable to
meet the demand in their
communities. Respondents
said budget cuts and stag-
nation are taking a toll on
programs and the youth
and families they serve.
Providers report that future
funding is insecure, and
many have already been
forced to make painful
cuts. The program survey
also found that afterschool
programs are serving a
high need population, and
serving more children than
expected.
Some 14.3 million kin-
dergarten through 12th
graders in this country take
care of themselves after the
school day ends, including
almost four million middle
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six to eight. The parents
of 15.3 million children say
their children would partic-
ipate if an afterschool pro-
gram were available.
The new public opinion
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8, 2006, and reached 1,000
registered voters nation-
wide. Its margin of error is
+/-3.1%.
The Afterschool Alliance
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that all children have access
to quality afterschool pro-
grams by 2010. More infor-
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bers of the John C. Gainous
VFW Post 10069 and its
Ladies Auxiliary, attended the
Veterans' Day Ceremony at
the Port St. Joe High School.
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to all Veterans, but especially
those from the Port St. Joe
area.
This Veterans Day cere-,
mony has been conducted for
many years under the direc-
tion of Ms. Charlotte Pierce.
We learned from Ms. Pierce
that, because she was not. re-
elected to her position on the
Gulf County School Board,
this was her last to be in
charge of this ceremony.
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years ago, the seven-year olds
joined Ashcraft and Baxley on
the team.
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impression on his young
friends.
"If Sam was in a crowd
of 100 people, you'd know he
was there. He stood out," said
Baxley.
Cox's friends said he was
always the center of attention,
referencing a Pre-K play
in which Cox had a scene-
stealing turn as the candle-
stick jumper, Jack.
Over the weekend, they
joined Cox's family at his
home to watch the memorable
home-movie performance.
"He jumped over the
candlestick for five minutes,"
laughed Curry..
Curry described Cox as
quick-witted, with a sarcastic,
yet guileless, sense of humor.
"He was sarcastic, but not
in a rude way it was funny,"
said Curry. "If he was making
fun of you, you laughed. I
think that was a gift."
Cox was always up for a
laugh at his friend's expense
- like the time he created a
"bridge" to his home by placing
a board over a ditch.
"When we went to go over
it, we sank up to our knees
in the mud, and he got a
good laugh out of that one,"
said Baxley, Cox's next-door
neighbor since the seventh
grade.
Baxley, Curry and Ashcraft
spent countless hours at
Cox's home, engaged in fierce
NCAA football matches on his
Playstation.


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Sam Cox, front right, clowns around with his senior classmates during Homecoming week. Pictured
(left to right): Bradley Vaughn, Kevin Quaranta, Martin Davis, Jeremy Baxley, Warren Floyd, Zeke
Stevens, Jimmy Curry, Mica Ashcraft, Hunter Garth, Lance Watson, Sam Cox and Adam Footlik.


Cox invariably chose the
University of Florida as his
team.
"He was the biggest Gator
fan," said Ashcraft, who
accompanied Cox to many
Florida State University games
with Cox's die-hard Seminole
family.
Ever the individual, Cox
broke rank at age three, and
began rooting for the Gators.
His parents, Allen and
Cathy Cox, accepted his
choice, buying him a youth-
sized Gator uniform, complete
with pads and a helmet.
"Cut-back Cox"
WhenBaxleyandteammate
Zeke Stevens revealed their
plans for this year's soccer


season, Cox found himself on
the fence.
To Mohawk or not to
Mohawk?
With his fellow teammates
going under the clippers, Cox
had a serious talk with his
girlfriend, Hannah Dye, a
University of Florida student.
Cox first spotted the
Panama City Beach-born
Dye last year in the mall at
American Eagle, where she
was a clerk.
Baxley facilitated the
introduction, slipping Cox's
number to Dye's co-worker
when Dye was off duty.
Cox hoped to join his
girlfriend at the University of
Florida next year.


Ashcraft described Dye as
Cox's equal.
"They were perfect for
each other. She had the same
sense of humor that he had,"
said Ashcraft.
"Hannah was the best
thing that ever happened to
Sam," added Baxley. "She was
a really good thing in his life."
Dye was initially opposed
to the Mohawk, but relented
just in time for Cox to join
Curry and Ashcraft at Cooper's
Cut and Style on Nov. 3 for the
ritual shearing.
As right defender, Cox was
a team-standout, starting every
game since his crushing 10th
grade victory over Chipley.

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The soccer team rejoices a'er last year's district championship 5-0 win over West Gadsde
Pictured (left to right): Alex Flanagan, Jimmy Curry, Mica Ashcraft, Jeremy Baxley, Hunter Gar
Will Just, John Larsen, Philipp Fze, Kurtis Krum, Carlos Castillo, Sam Ellmer, Sam Cox, Adam Footli
Andrew Canington, Douglas Ma and Zeke Stephens.


Soccer teammles Jeremy Baxley, Jimmy Curry and Mica
,Ashcraft stand next Sam Cox's locker, which is now decorated with
candid photos of Ccc and his friends. The teammates are wearing
black armbands fe4uring Cox's number (11) and the team's trade-
imark Mohawk, ond worn by Cox.


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On the field, he was
a mentor to his teammates,
rooting them on with his
trademark sense of humor.
"Sam was always there to
calm us down. He always would
say, 'Come on guys, I can't do
this by myself. I know I'm the
best player on the team,'" said
Curry.
Cox had high expectations
for his teammates, and was not
satisfied by close victories.
"It was never good enough;
he always expected more," said
Ashcraft, who recalled Cox's
response to the girls' tie against
John Paul II the night of his
death.
John Paul II had beaten
the girls last year after referees
invoked the Mercy Rule, and
they were pleased with this
year's tie until Cox put the
match in perspective.
"Sam being Sam said,
'Come on, ladies, a tie's not a
win,'" remembered Ashcraft.
On the field that night, Cox
performed exceptionally well.
He had earlier mastered
the cut-back, a strategic play
that redirects a ball's path
using the inside of the foot.
"No one did it better than
Sam. That was the only move


he had and he perfected it,"
said Baxley.
For his prowess, he earned
the nickname "Cut-back Cox."
Against John Paul II, Cox
used his signature play to the
team's advantage and led the
Sharks to a 5-0 victory.
"He probably played one of
the best games we ever saw him
play," said Ashcraft, a sentiment
echoed by his teammates and
coach, Tom Curry.
After the game, Cox got
in his car and headed to
Gainesville to visit Dye, whom
he was to accompany at a
sorority dinner that weekend.
Excited by his team's
victory, he decided to set out a
day early.
Just south of Sopchoppy,
his young life was cut short.
"Do it for Sam"
Tuesday night, the Shark
soccer team met their first
opponent since Cox's death.
On the morning of their
game against West Gadsden,
Cox's teammates said they
planned to play their best, just
as Cox would have demanded.
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arrived at school wearing their
Mohawks, which have acquired
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non-athletes alike have begun
wearing their hair in a Mohawk
in Cox's honor. Even some of
the girls have followed suit.
Baxley, who helped start
the trend, has emerged as the
go-to barber, a role he has
embraced.
"I can cut hair very good,"
he boasted.
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in the barber's chair, Baxley
and his friends offer a heartfelt
plea.
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photographs and letters to Cox
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6. Ohio State
7. Auburn
8. U. S. C.
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2. Boston College 7. Auburn
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4. Penn State 9. Southern Miss
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2. Boston College 7. Auburn
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Fall to Bozeman .. ) ;
Bozeman 2, Sharks 1
Tuesday the Lady Sharks played an exciting game at -,z-.'
Bozeman. The Sharks offense led the team with the first goal .
scored by Kate Shoaf Bozeman answered with a goal at the end
of the first half. But it was the defense that gave a stellar perfor- I
mance keeping the ball on Bozeman's end. Lauren Sisk had four
saves; Ashton Norris and Gabby Whittington added two each. .
Goalie Angela Canington had five saves. Bozeman scored the .4 W
lone goal in the second half on a penalty kick. Kate Shoaf made
two more attempts on the goal with Courtney Hermsdorfer, A, ,
Kayla Minger, Ashley Erikson, and Carson Howse each having" 1..
one. 7

Dixie Youth Annual Meeting .
The Dixie Youth Girls Softball League will be holding our
annual meeting on Thursday, -Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the 10'" St -,
Ball Field. Any person interested in becoming a board member- .
mus.t attend Lady Sharks Soccer Team was honored at last wednesdays school board meeting. .Pictured from left Gabbey
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Sharks Open Season With Pair Of Shootouts

By Tirm o......ft Asheraft .ot .the scoring gomng
Star News Editor early with an assist from Zeke
Stevens and ,helped the Sharks
Solid defense and the make it 2-0 on a goal assisted b
offense of Jimmny CurrN and Kurtis Krum.


Mica Ashcraft sparked the Port
St. Joe boys' soccer team to a
pair of district wins to open the
season.
That successful start to the
season, however, was marred by
the tragic death last Thursday
of right midfield defenseman
Sam Cox, who died in a one-car
crash while driving to Gainesville
after a 5-0 over John Paul II of
Tallahassee.
The team cancelled. road .
games .Saturday at Jefferson.
County arid Monday against -
Wakulla.
On Tuesday, the' team' held _
a special memorial to Cox prior J
to a home against West Gadsdeh
and xil play the first 11 minutes |
a man short Cox wore jersey -
No. 11 Without a right midfield
defenseman, in tribute to Cox. M A
,*., Nov. 7
Port St. Joe 3, Bozeman' O --
The Sharks opened. the
regular season on the road but a Mica As
goal and two assists from Curry Paul I1 last1
sparked the shutout. -
John Larsen ,opened the
scoring on an assist froii ,Curry before. Curry
scored unassisted 'to give the Sharks a 2-0
lialftinme lead.
Curry also assisted on a second-half goal
By Mica Ashcraft to complete the scoring.
.'"He (Curry) is the attacking' midfielder so


hcraft had three goals in a win over John
Thursday.

he's going to be in on a lot of action just by
virtue of .the position he is' playing," said Port
St. Joe coach Tom Curry. ,
Nov. 9
Port St. Joe 5, John Paul II 0
'Goalie Hunter Garth made three spectacular


Jimmy Curry had a goal and three assists for
the Sharks in the first two games of the regular
season.

saves and Ashcraft scored a hat trick in leading
the Sharks to a second-straight shutout district
win. Cur
"We played very good defense in both our added
first two games," Coach Curry said. "We kept
the play in the opponents' end and a lot of that again
had to do with the play of Sam Cox."


Ten minutes into the game Garih'.
kept the shutout alive with a leapingI
stab which steered what appeared to'
be a sure goal around the net,
SPort St. Joe made it 3-0 when' -
a corner kick caromed off a Jolihn
Paul player and into the net for an..
own goal.
Alex Flanagan added a second|
half goal on an assist from Jimmy
Curry and Ashcraft closed the scoring
W "ith ai assist froih Flanagan .
'Gifath made rvo more excelielt't
saves in the second half, one at the
10 minute mark with another slap-p
away of what appeared to a sui6
goal and the other as time expired
Nov. 4
Pre-Season Classic
.The Sharks hosted a' four-team"
preseason 'classic which mcluded
Wakulla, John Paul and, Marianna.
The Sharks opened the day.
,against Wakulla, falling' 4-6, while-
Marianna downed John Paul 2-0..-
The winners faced off with:
Wakulla completing a successful day
with a 2-0 win over Marianna. ',
The losers ,also played, with
Port St. Joe routing John Paul 7-2;
Mica ,Ashcraft had three gbals, 'Jimmy
ry two and Jeremy Baxley and Chris James
ed single goals.
The preseason classic games do not count
nst the Sharks' overall record.
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Wins at Lafeyette
By Tim Croft that had led the Hornets to 38 points a game
Star News Editor during the regular season could not pull off the
game-breaker.


Heavy hearts were lifted by a sweet road
victory for Port St. Joe on Friday night.
With the high school reeling from the death
Thursday night of a popular student/athlete in
a single-car accident, the Shark football team
provided some healing balm with a 14-7 win
over Lafayette High in the opening round of the
Class 1A playoffs.
The win, coupled with Hawthorne's defeat
of second-ranked Liberty County, puts the No.
5 Sharks (8-2) as host of the Region 1 final next
Friday night.
The Sharks did what they had to do on
defense, eliminate the big-play potential of the
Hornets (10-1), and ran the ball inside with
authority, chewing up real estate while melting
the clock, shortening the game and further
diminishing top-ranked Mayo's ability to turn
momentum on a big play.
Hornet running back Eric McIntyre
managed 107 yards on 18 carries, Jamal Reid
had five catches for 63 yards and quarterback
Chad Hempstead was 10 of 14 passing, but for
just 96 yards.
More importantly, however, the triumvirate


"We tried to cover up (Reid), he is their
big-play guy," said Port St. Joe defensive
coordinator Chuck Gannon. "I thought if we hit
(McIntyre) enough he would tire and I thought


we did a good job
inside on him."
The difference-
making plays
instead belonged
to Ashley Davis,
who rushed nine
times for 172 yards
to pace a Shark
ground attack that
chewed up 292
yards.
Two plays were
particular back-
breakers.
Down 7-0,
Lafayette drove
inside the Shark
20 early in the
third quarter.
Reid caught a flat


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The Shark defense sacked


dominated the opening half behind their
offensive line, which consistently provided
sufficient green space and a defense that sacked
Hempstead five times, including three crucial
sacks to snuff drives in the fourth quarter.
Port St. Joe. out-gained Lafayette 112-65
in the opening half, with Chaz
B\IT:l f60 yards rushing) scoring
on a 17-yard first quarter run
r' during which he seemed to break
tlirouali the hold of all 11 Hornet
defenders before falling into the
end zone.
. I think our offensive line and
run ungit backs worked extremely
hard all game," Port St. Joe coach
John Palmer said. "We ran hard


Tim Croft/The Star
Lafayette quarterback Chad Hempstead six times.


shutting down that offense," Palmer said. "We
challenged him to shut down (Reid) and he did
that and it was key."
The Sharks almost surely found additional
buoyancy in a venue that hardly seemed like
a visiting field. Port St. Joe fans traveled the
three-plus hours to pack the visiting side of the
bleachers and by early in the first quarter were
as vocal as the home crowd.
PSJ 7 0 7 0 14
Lafayette 0 0 7 0 7
First quarter
PSJ Byrd 17 run (Peltier kick)
Third quarter
PSJ Davis 96 run (Peltier kick)
L Mclntyre 3 run (Rosario kick)


Tim Croft/The Star
Shark running back Chaz Byrd had 50 rushing yards and
scored the Sharks first touchdown.


Tim Croft/Th
Senior fullback Ashley Davis carried nine times for 172 y
(19.1 per carry) and scored what proved to be the win
touchdown. Photo by Tim Croft/Star.


pass and,. charged inside
the Port St. Joe 5 where he '
was stripped of the ball and,
Tyrone Dawson recovered for
the Sharks.
On the next play, Davis
burst up the middle, juked
to his left, picked up a seal
block and was gone for a 96-
yard touchdown.
"I bounced it outside and
when I saw the open field I
thought just get it in there,"
Davis said.
After Lafayette had
closed to 14-7, the Sharks
found themselves
inside their own 5
and facing a third-
and-nine, the Hornets
I smelling a chance to
turn momentum.
But Davis broke
over left tackle,
shrugged aside two
Hornets and sprinted
for 37 yards and a
key first down.
"We had them
twice and Davis made
those big runs," said
:4 Lafayette coach Joey
Pearson. "It was a
great game and we
e Star came up short. Maybe
rards we will get them next
dining year."
The Sharks


and we didn't let
them have the big
plays; that was
what we talked
about this week."
The Sharks
came within mere
inches of padding
the margin late in
the second quarter
when Austin
Peltier's field goal


attempt from 49
yards fell just short of the
crossbar.
Lafayette dominated the
third quarter, but one long
drive ended in Reid's fumble
and Davis' touchdown run
before McIntyre capped a
65-yard drive with 1:00 left
in the period with a 3-yard
touchdown run.
From that point, it was up
to the Shark defense and they
were equal to the task, never
allowing the Hornets closer
than the Shark 46 and turning
the Hornets final possession.
into reverse -with three,
consecutive sacks, breaking
up the final desperation pass.
A key was Mike Quinn,
-assigned to Reid all night
and who never allowed the
sophomore standout much
breathing room. i
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3. 9/1 Marianna (H) 7:30


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THE FORI


RECORD
High: 83 (1994)
Low: 29 (1940)


TODAY


Mostly sunny and cool

High: 640; Low: 440


TOMORROW


Continued mostly
sunny
High: 650; Low: 440


SATURDAY

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Mostly sunny and
pleasant
High: 670; Low: 470


SUNDAY


f 19


Mostly sunny and
pleasant
High: 67; Low: 460


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Continued mos
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420


TUESDAY
A. 21




Sunny and pleasant

High: 680; Low: 450


WEDNESDAY
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Mostly sunny and
warmer
High: 70; Low: 470


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S i 60 38 0 ._


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61 '37S- -


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Beach 6. -' 333 .
"3 2 *Wilma I
Panama CitV 61 32 N.ewpo

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LAST 7 DAYS
Moudjy 11'13 69'h9 i 00
Surd4 11 1 65' 47 0 01.11
Saturday 11/11 .....................78/56/trace
Friday 11 i 55.'50 no
Thursday 11/9.... .... 8'48
Wednesday 11/8....................... 71/53/0.00
Tuesday 11/7 7561.106

SUN & MOON
Sunrise Sunset
Thursday 11/16. .7:07 a.m.. .5:45 p.m.
Friday 11/17 .....7:08 a.m.. .5:45 p.m.
Saturday 11/18 ....7:08 a.m.. .5:44 p.m.,
Sunday 11/19 .... 7:09 a.m.. .5:44 p.m.
Monday 11/20... .7:10 a.m.. .5:43 p.m.
Tuesday 11/21 ... .7:11 a.m.. .5:43 p.m.
Wednesday 11/22 7:12 a.m.. .5:43 p.m.
Moonrise Moonset
Trursdy ll11/16...3:14 a.m.. .3:17 p.m.
Friday 11/17 .4:07 a.m.. .3:44 p.m.
Sjiurdu,' 11/18 .. .5:02 a.m.. .4:12 p.m.
Sunday 11/19 .. .5:59 a.m.. .4:45 p.m.
Monday 11/20 ... .6:58 a.m.. .5:22 p.m.
Tuesday 11/21 .. .7:59 a.m, .6:06 p.m.
Wednesday 11/22 9:00 a.m.. .6:58 p.m.


APALACHICOLA RIVER
Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
W'A.uruil Ta'iularr 66.0 40.58 0.21
Chattahoochee 40.56 0.20
Blountstown 15.0 2.31 0.17
Wewahitchka 12.85 0.04
OCHLOCKONEE RIVER
Trhn 'si.ill. 1.0 1S 1 0
Concord 24.14 -0.18
Havana 25.0 11.64 -0.06
Bloxham 22.0 3.49 0.0


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ultraviolet radiation coming
from the sun. The higher the
number the more risk of sun
damage to your skin.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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New First


Nov. 20 Nov. 28


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Dec. 4 Dec. 12


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Apalachicola
Bainbridge
Bristol
Columbus
Crystal Lake
Defuniak Sp.
Dothan
Enterprise


Friday
Hi Lo
64 38
65 44
66 36
66 40
64 40
66 38
65 38
65 38
65 38


Ft. Walton Bch.66
Gainesville 66
Jacksonville 66
Marianna 66
Mobile 68
Montgomery 64
Newport 66
Niceville 66
Panama City 66
Pascagoula 65
Pensacola 66
Port St. Joe 65
Tallahassee 67
Valdosta 67
Wewahitchka 66
Wilma 66


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A.M.
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12:17
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A.M.
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A.M.
8:02
5:21
A.M.
8:24
5:53
A.M.
8:58
6:35
A.M.
9:42
7:32


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For a personalized forecast,
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Hi Lo Otik
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67 47 s
67 41 s
68 44 s
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68 43 s
68 43 s
67 44 s
67 44 s
68 49 s'
70 44 s
69 44 pc
68 43 s
72 45 s
69 41 pc
68 45 s
68 46 s
69 49 s
68 47 s
69 48 s
67 47 s
69 41 s
68 41 s
68 45 s


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Low pressure will move north through the Ohio River Valley on Thursday and produce a rainy and windy day from the Ohio River
Valley to New England while thunderstorms will be likely from the mid-Atlantic states to Florida. A weakening storm system will
produce scattered rain and mountain snow showers from the Northwest to the northern High Plains.


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64 .45
52 29
51 37
52 35
63 51
62 42
56 29
43 32
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55 39
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46 32
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Today
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86 -6 i
58 43 pc
61 50 s ,
70 52 s
90 78 pcp
50 34 c
57 43 s
57 45 pc
76 59 pc
69 53 s
40 216 p:
50 40 sh.


Tomorrow
Hi Lo Otlk
62 37 s
15 4 pc
58 41 pc
53 38 pc
48 31 s
60 42 pc
49 33 pc
55 42 sh
46 34 sh
48 27 pc
46 31 pc
48 34 pc
44 3,5 sh
45 33 pc
55 29 pc
47 27 pc
45 .-34 sh


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87 75 t
55 41 sh
65 5.1 s
71 51 s
91 7 p.:
51 39 c
7.5 42 :
54 40 sh
74 54 pc
73 52 s
35 19 s
47 38 r


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 16, 2006 SECTION B


New Wewahitchka Health Department Breaks Ground


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Former Clerk of Court George Core is
rarely at a loss for words.
He can recount Gulf County's history in
exacting detail; can pontificate on a wide variety
of subjects.
-. But at last Thursday's groundbreaking for
the'new Wewahitchka Health Department, Core
found himself in an unfamiliar position.
One question had left him positively
stumped Exactly how did health department
adrtiinistrator Doug Kent manage to bring a
new health department to Wewahitchka?
"Now look here what he's got," said Core as
lhe surveyed the cleared building site. "I don't
knOw how he got this."
- f. Though he deferred to Core on the history
of-health care in the county, Kent provided an
ariswer to the question at hand a well-crafted
-plail, community support and a lot of help.
I Kent began exploring how he might expand
-the: county's. health care offerings when he


became health department administrator eight
years ago.
When the health department's main branch
in Port St. Joe was completed three years ago,
he turned his attention toward Wewahitchka.
The city's health department had run out
of space and lacked modern equipment and a
full-time doctor.
The state kicked in an initial $500,000 for
construction of a new health department, and
over the course of three years, increased its
support to $2.1 million.
In 2005, the county purchased two acres of
land at 807 West Hwy. 22 for $100,000, with a
note it will pay off over five years.
Wewahitchka resident Charles Cleckley
donated an adjoining 1.78 acre parcel to
expand the health department site to nearly
four acres.
The county and city of Wewahitchka lent its
support to the project, with the county clearing
and leveling the land and the city waiving fees
for water and sewer hook-ups.
The new health department, with plans


Health Department administrator Doug Kent holds the microphone as former Clerk of the Court
George Core tells the history of the county's health departments.


Architect Rick Barnett, project manager Causey Kelly, health board member Sharon Gaskin,
Wewahitchka mayor Ray Dickens, health department administrator Doug Kent and county commission-
ers Carmen McLemore, Jerry Barnes and Billy Traylor put shovel to soil at last Thursday's groundbreak-
ing ceremony for the new Wewahitchka Health Department.


by Rick Barnett, will, be a 9,000 square foot
facility with eight clinic rooms, modern digital
and X-Ray equipment, and an urgent care unit
developed by Sacred Heart.
The new Gulf County Sacred Heart
Hospital, slated to break ground next year, will
partner with the Health Department as part of
a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the
city of Wewahitchka in April 2004.
A portion of Wewahitchka's half-cent sales
tax designated for the new hospital will also
benefit the city's health department.
Dr. Louis Vasquez, who currently divides his
time between the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
clinics, will become the Wewahitchka Health.
Department's primary physician.
The current Wewahitchka Health
Department .staff will be transferred to the
new clinic, along with an additional eight new


employees.
Construction of the new health department
is being managed by Peter Brown General
Contractor. The county reviewed subcontractor
bids two months ago.
For Kent, the new health department is the
realization of a dream eight years in the mak-
ing.
At last Thursday's groundbreaking, he
reflected back to his first year as administrator,
when his budget was $7,000 and his staff was
12 employees.
Now with 76 dedicated employees, a $4
million budget and a new health department
'coming to Wewahitchka, Kent could not be
more pleased.
"Eight years ago, you would've said that's
impossible to do. Now you see it coming to frui-
tion," he said.


Dayof Praise Rocks Washington High Gym

Songs and dances of praise symbolically raised the roof of the
Washington High School gymnasium, as singers and dancers from the
community and as far away as Biloxi,.N Mississippi. came Iogether in
7.worship at the Youth Explosion in Port St. Joe Saturday night.
Billy Dixson and "all the willing workers who came together to
make this possible," as he described the myriad of volunteers who
helped him orchestrate the event, cooked and served an enormous
amount of food throughout the activities..
The day began with games, activities and sports, and ended with
the "praise dances andpraise songs".
Singer Greg Barnes came from Biloxi, teen rapper Kendall Apostal
(rap name "Eternal Life") came from Panama City.
DoMAO (Dance of Many for an Audience of one), a worship dance
group from Port St. Joe under the direction of Connie and Rick
Iamberson, and Michael Grady and the New Gulf Coast Choir com-
pleted the evening's entertainment.

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The Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe
recently sponsored the
2007 Gulf County Junior
Miss Program. There
were $3,000 worth of
scholarships awarded to
girls representing Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
High School.
The following seven
senior girls competed for
the title of Junior Miss;
Arielle Bragg, Amelia
Brockman, Courtney
Craft, Ellen Manor, Leah
Miniat, Megan Peak and


Kate Shoaf. The girls were
judged in physical fitness,
judges interview, talent,
scholastic, and self
expression. Kate Shoaf
was awarded the title of
Gulf County Junior Miss
and was awarded $1,000
in scholarships and Leah
Miniat was runner-up with
$500 in scholarships. The
following girls also received
a $250 scholarship in each
category; Leah Miniat
won in interview, physcial
fitness and self expression;
Kate Shoaf won in talent;


Amelia Brockman won in
scholastic; and Megan
Peak received the "Spirit
of Junior Miss" which
was voted on by the
contestants. Kate will be
competing early next year
in the Florida Junior Miss
Program in Perry, Florida.
A special thanks
goes to the. Port St. Joe
Elementary School and
the Pam Nobles dancers
and the Gene Raffield
Buccaneer Cheerleaders,


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Clyde and Ramona Jones
of Leesburg announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Courtney Danielle Jones, to
Keith Joseph McDonald, son
of Mike and Jan McDonald of
Port St. Joe and grandson of
Joseph and the late Marian
McDonald of Apalachicola.
The bride-elect is a
2003 graduate of Troy
State University. She is cur-
rently attending graduate
school at the University of
Alabama-Birmingham and is
employed by A-1 Products of
Birmingham.
The groom is a 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. He is employed by
Travel Nurse Solutions of
Birmingham.
A Dec. 30 wedding is
planned at St. Paul Catholic
Church in Leesburg. Invitations
will be sent.
After a honeymoon in
Jamaica, the couple will reside
in Birmingham, Ala.


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Wedding

G Malcolm and Becky
,Garrett of Port St. Joe, and
SDawn and Gene Monteith of
SCrawfordville are pleased to
announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter Courtney
-Lynn Garrett to Nathan Earl
Roberts. Nathan is the son
of Julia and Jim Dupree of
Calvary and Jann and Richard
Roberts of Tallahassee.
Courtney is the granddaughter
Sof Pauline and the late Herman
Garrett of Eastpoint. Nathan is
Sthe grandson of Frances and
Richard Robert of Tallahassee,
SBillingsley of Tallahassee. The
bride elect is a 2002 graduate
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-,-of Wakulla High School and
is a Realtor with Customersch
- first Realty 'of Tallahassee.
.Her fiance is a 1999 graduate
-of Florida High School and is
employed as a Firefighter at
the Florida State Hospital Fire
M Department in Chattahoochee.
- The wedding will take place
February 24, 2007 at Pisgah
United Methodist Church
-.-in Tallahassee, Florida. The
couple will reside in Havana,
Florida.


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us as we begin our new life
together on Saturday, the FOr a lyour
eighteenth of November Two s
Thousand Six at three o'clock A rt neds..
p.m. (EST) at Howard Creek-
Baptist Church 7230 Doc Be "ure to
Whitfield Road Howard Creek,
Florida.
No invitations are being Con tlCt yV011
sent. Family and friends are -
welcome. If you are unable to
attend, we ask your presence West Gulf County
in thought and prayer. Account Executive

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with a special focus on coping with holidays following a loss. The group will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., each
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CG Deese,

We have a heavy heart
today, but God is smiling and
the angels are rejoicing for
Brother C. G. Deese. 79. %was
called to his hea enly home on
this date November 5. 2006.
He was a long time resident of
Wewalntchka. he was born in
Holmes County but had lived in
\Wewahitchka since the 1940's.
He retired from the State Road
Department and as custodian
pf the Glad Tidings Assembly
)f God Church, he was also
a deacon and a member of
the Glad Tid king's Assembly of
God Church for over 50 years.
He was a very soft spoken,
htunble and riphteous man. -C
G's most favorite thing to do in
life was to worship the Lord'.
attend church. eat a hearty-


meal" or two, listen to gos-
pel music and visit with fam-
ily and friends about the old
days. He loved flowers espe-
cially Four O'Clocks. Petunias
and Zinnias and anything
that bloomed. CG had many
special friends in the small
community of Wewahitchka as
well as his extended family at
the Glad Tiding's Assembly
of God Church and all the
surrounding churches and all
the members and workers at
the Senior Citizens Center of
Wewahitchka.
He was preceded in death
by his mother. Hatte Hysmith
Deese and father. Charlie
Ander Deese. lus sisters. Cora
Lee Keith and Bertie Mae
Green, his brothers. J C Deese
,and David Wilmer Deese and:
his nephews. Ander"Buddy"
Deese. Juumny Ray Owens and


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He is survived by one
sister, Vennie Deese Smith
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husband. John, and datulh-
ters, Brooke and Joni of
Wewahitchka. nieces, Peggy-
Causey (Tiger) and sons. Brad.
Brian, and Brandon, Vicky
Kinney (Robert, and children,
Carol and James, and Donna
'Deese all of Wewahltchka; his
nephews, Jamie Calhoun and
Jeremy Owens of Port St. Joe
and niece. Andi Jo Owens of
Indiana: the" children of the
late Jimmy Owens: a sister-
in-law, Clara Deese of Chiplev
and many other nieces and
nephews.
To everyone who, ever gave,
CG, a ride. fed him a meal,
prayed with, him, \worshiped
with him, laughed with him.
cried with him. sang with him
or just %isiled with him. the
famn ily would like to say thank
you from the bottom of their
hearts.
Funeral services were
held on Monday, November
13, 2006 at 11:00a.m.at the
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. Joey


Smith officiating. Interment
followed at Buckhorn
Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
,'Funeral Home.
Sam Cox

Sam Cox, 17, went to be'
with the Lord on Thursday,
November 9, 2006. He was
killed in a single-car accident
in Wakulla County on US 319.
The injuries which resulted in
his death were attributed to
his failure to use a seatbelt.
He was born in Tallahassee,
Florida on June 30, 1989. He
moved to Port St. Joe at age
three and attended school from
Pre-K through high school. He
was scheduled to graduate in
May 2007 from Port St. .Joe
High School and then, attend
the- University of Florida. He
was 'a member of the First
United Methodist Church and
the Port St. Joe Varsity Soccer
Team and a rabid Gator fan.,
He is survived by his parents,
Cathy and Allen Cox; brother
and sister-in-law. Justin and
Alyson Gerlach; and brother,
Charlie Cox, of Port St. Joe;


his sister and brother-in-law,
Melissa Cox and Bart Murphy,
of Asheville, NC; his broth-
er, Allen Cox, of Seattle, WA;
his girlfriend. Hannah Dye, of
Panama City: his grandmoth-
ers, Sally Cox. of Bainbridge,
GA. and Helen Stewart, of
Leesburg. FL; his two nieces,
Zoe Gerlach and Ella Murphy;
and miany loving aunts, uncles,
and cousins. Funeral services
were held at Port St. Joe First
United Methodist Church on
Sunday. November 12. Gifts
in lieu of flowers maybe made
to either: Port St. Joe Soccer
Boosters or the Sam Cox
Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Winifred Dyess
Dismuke
Mrs. Winifred Dismuke,'
age 90, formerly of New
Brockton, Alabama passed
away Tuesday November 7,
2006 at the Glen Clove nurs-
ing facility in Panama City,
FL.
Mrs. Dismuke was pre-
ceded in death by her husband


Jim Mack Dismuke; her par-
ents Ebb and Qla Dyess; and"
sisters Nellie B' Maddox and
Pearl Spurlin.
Survivors included two
daughters, Miriam Dismuke,
St. Joe Beach. FL and Melba-
Hudson (Jim), Mexico Beach,'
FL; Grandchildren. Brandon
Oakes (Angil of Enterprise,
AL and Wendi Krum (Kevin) of-
Overstreet. FL. Lynn Hudson"
of Orlando. FL, Laurie Mikuta-
(Joel) of Plantation, FL and.
Jamey Hudson of Tallahassee. .
FL; Great-grandchild Jackson,
Krum of Lansing. KS; and a-
host of nieces and nephews."
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial contributions may be. -
made to the New Hope Baptist
Church Graveyard Fund 3988.
County Road 105 Brundidge,
SL 36010 or Covenant Hospice
107 West 19' Street Panama
City. 32405.
The Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held on Thursday.
November 9, 2006 at 2 p.m..
at New hope Baptist Church
Cemetery, New Hope. AL with
Rev. Mack King officiating and.
Hayes Funeral Home, Elba, AL:
directing.


Heritage' Funeral,


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Available now for adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Poncho, a male, very small & friendly
(pictured); Mellow, a female, reddish, yel-
low, beautiful; Oreo, a female, white with
black head, good natured, Petey, a white,
male, bulldog puppy, 5 6 mo. old (pic-
tured); 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 bulldog
female; Boots, a 18 week old male kitty.
Always kittens! Come see.
,. A Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007
Tenth Street. Volunteers appreciated.


Taunton Family
The family of Lamar Taunton would like to thank all of his
and our many friends and neighbors for the special things that
you have done for us. Thanks for the many flowers, food, phone
calls, hugs, and memories of Lamar that you shared. Please
continue to share with us the special times you had with Lamar.
Again, thank you.
Sincerely,
Esther, Bert, Rhonda, Colby, and
the Entire Taunton Family

Deepest Gratitude
Now that the physical and medical aspects of this terrible
tragedy have almost passed, the emotional healing process has
begun. I feel compelled in my heart to take time and thank God
and all the special people who have helped my two loved ones
through this critical time.
First, I want to express a sincere thank-you to the Gulf
County EMs for their prompt response time, and saving two
lives!
Next, a deep note of thanks to the staff of Bay Medical
Center for their excellent level of care and professionalism.
A deep gratitude of thanks goes to Gulf County Sheriff Office,
Port St. Joe Police Dept, Florida Dept of Law Enforcement,
"Crime Stoppers," and Beverly, whose persistence prevailed;
The local media coverage of this ongoing story, and most impor-
tantly the entire community, for all the prayers and support.
With deepest gratitude, '
Susan Taylor Williams, Grandmother

Dear Friends,
On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank
each and every person that so graciously blessed us during the -
loss of my precious daughter Ashton Nicolette Merritt. I have
suffered the greatest loss I think anyone could suffer. During this
.time, many of you prepared food, sent flowers or cards, visited,
made monetary donations, called, and most of all lifted my fam-
ily up in prayer and there are no words great enough to express
our gratitude. Ashton was my life and the day she left was unlike
anything I have ever experienced, but you loving support, kind-
ness, and generosity have helped in more ways than any of you
will ever know. I thank God for all of you every day that passes
for without you this tragedy would have been unbearable for me
and my family. God surrounds us with angels during our times'
of need and I feel that is what you all have been to my family. If
there ever comes a time that any of you need an angel, please,
call on me arid we will be there as you have been there for us.
My prayer for you all is that God will bless you for your kind
deeds. I am writing this letter for the sake of not missing anyone
whom I wanted to thank for their blessings. God has a plan for
us all and we never know when He will call us home so take
time for you children for they can be gone in a second for they
are not ours to keep. God has just loaned them to us so makv
every precious second count. I would like to say a special thank
you to Richard and Leanna Hall of Hall's Funeral Home, my fam-
ily at Gulf Correctionial Institution and the Florida Department
of Corrections. Brother Mike Stroud and the members of First
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka, Wewahitchka EMS/Search and
Rescue, Gulf County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol,
Corporal Boer and Corporal Grimes, Bay Medical Center.
Wewahitchka Schools and the Graduating Class of 2010,-
Michael Pabis, Paul and Jennifer Williams. and Ryan Martin.
With love and blessings to you all,
Heather E. Merritt and Family







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Thanksgiving Day, In Concert


November 23
Home alone, family out of town? Let us
keep you company for Thanksgiving.
Come join us for Thanksgiving dinner.
We would love to have you come.
R.S.VR would be nice, but if not come
anyway.
Time: 12:30 Central
SDate: Nov. 23
Place: 1st Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
823 N. 131' Street
For more info call: 648-5776 or 340-0921


The Value of Life

S 4 Te value of le grows, wheen we stare death
Sin the ey e.
It doesn't matter how' often we face it, we
-.sually have to cry.
Milany times it 'i because we have guilt, for
Something said or done.
Certain things can t be recalled, like the speed-
ing bullet from a gun.
.he word that escapeS our lip4, or the arrow
re eased from a bow.
SM/any times we hurt fothk, and nete even

Kut all too many timed, we hurt the ones we
Sove. '
.. A good example is when we Sin, it hurts our
J-ather above.
maMayie you hart your parents feelings, you
kow /Momn and n.,/J i.' r. them, too.
Parents, watch how you get on your kid, many
pattern their irfe after you..
u lanU,.e kine! to your wife; wife, to your
d sband; be a friend.
S- Christian, if /you know anyone who isn I saved,
' tness to them until the e,nd.
. f we pattern our lfe after tre lie that euds
" ed, we won't leave to feel ,it il. When. our loved
-nes or, friends are dead.
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The River Town Girls from Blountstown,
Fla.
At New Harvest Assembly of God, 1800
North Hwy 71 Wewahitchka Fla.
December 3, 2006 at 5:00 PM. CST
The Church Invites Everyone to Come and
Enjoy Gospel Singing.
For information call 639-6191 or 639,
3716.

Thanksgiving Dinner at First United
Methodist Church of Mexico Beach,
The congregation of First United Methodist
Church of MB at 111 N. 22nd Street cordially
invites friends and visitors to attend our com-
munity-wide Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey and
all the trimmings will be ready at 12:00 noon
CST on Thanksgiving Day. Come share with us
on this day of Thanksgiving to our Lord for all
the blessings we have been given.
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St. Peter's Anglican Church
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)


I M morning Prayer..............................8:00 a.m.

L The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church'
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL



1 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 wily
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip
disciples for the increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45 '1
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL
850-227-1837


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


Contenporay Service 9.00 a. m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
I. ".-,' 700p.m.
All Times -are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
Jeff Whiny
Minister of Music/Youth
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:
3iglantb ietw Saptist Cburt)
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
i' (850)227-1306
S Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


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


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 RST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"




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theCathoic Church of GUlf Counlll
'We.onieh Prou.
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)


Our Ci1urcih can', be1 1tour iOtti'

first Cliurci of tihe :kaare. n
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1850) 229-9596


Sunday School. :................ 10 i
Sunday Morning Worship ..... 1 rn
u.'iii,; Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
W ,l,',ej,',, EvrniiiQ Servite p ni'


l it 'United J l el diat

111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Siudi Worsip SeroicS : 9:00 a.m. CST
Sudqay School: 10:15 a.m. CST ,
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach Uniled Methodist (hurch
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


faml life (hurch
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Ap.h. olo Po .no.m s
10:30.Sunday Morning Hwy 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew r
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famly UifeChuIrch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net yWewahitchka
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


9 a.m. Sunday
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: G: ,,.-i A .:ni, '" Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Mor: .6., ,''r l q: -. p Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"Q taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols -
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


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'..- 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




First Baptist Church
MEXIco BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th &6- California 648-35776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times,central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


^H FV4B "A Reformed Voice
W in the Community"

81I u-.,t ODr. Bill taylor, Pastor

Sunday School .......................... 9:30 a.m.
S, unday 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 20tn Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith (Chnrian School

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

p ST. JAMIES'

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'-.


&Worship with us at,

Long Avenue Baptist Church


Where Faith, Family &c


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
conducted at district offices located
on Middle School Drive in Port St.
Joe, though during 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 dis-
trict offices.
City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City


Cd4en{4r


Commission conducts regular
meetings twice a month, on the first
and third Tuesdays of the month at
6 p.m. ET in the Commission meet-
ing 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 meet-
ings twice a month, on the second
and fourth Mondays of each month
at 6 p.m. CT in the first floor meet-
ing room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission
regular and special meetings and
workshops can be found at City


Hall on Second Street.
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 Tuesdays
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 spe-
cial meetings and workshops can
be found at the Robert Moore
Administrative Building.
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council
conducts its regular monthly meet-
ing 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. I -
Postings of all regular and spe-
cial meetings and workshops can
be found at City Hall, located on
14t 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 organiza-
tions and other groups in the
area: submit meeting times
and locations to the newspa-
per and we will publish them
each week on this page.


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Trades & Services Special Section
Hook & Trigger
Account Executive

Kim Tharpe

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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.
Library closed-Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day) and Dec. 25
(Christmas Day)
Upcoming events
Meeting-Jan. 8, 2007
Book Sale-Jan. 20, 2007


Class of 1966
The Bay County High School Class of 1966 is putting
together its 40th-plus reunion. The reunion will be at the
Boatyard restaurant at Panama City Beach on Jan. 20Q.
If you plan to attend, let the organizers know by sending
an e-mail to BHS66Reunion(5)AOL.com and include your
phone number.
Send $40 per person to BHS Class of 1966, EO. Box
603, Panama City, FL 32402-0603 to make reservations.
Do it by December 1, and get a discount on tickets to
the Dec. 18 performance of the “Classic Russian
Nutcracker” at the Marina Civic Center. Be sure
to include your e-mail address for updated information.'
For more information, visit http://www.willisballet.
com/bayhighclassofi966reunion.htm.

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.


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Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Location: Thirsty Goat (Port Inn)
Port St. Joe


October 26
Larry Parker
Sponsored by:
Hannon Insurance Agency

November 2
John Mazzanovich
Sponsored by:
Roberson & Friedman, PA.

November 9
Jamie Hunter
Sponsored by:
Coasral Communiry Bank


November 30
John Mazzanovich
Sponsored by:
Farnsley Financial Consultants, LLC


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NOVEMBER
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
SHistoric Apalachicola


Affordable housing leaders from South Florida and
Chicago, Illinois will speak at the North Port St. Joe
Community Economic Summit hosted by the Gulf County
S Community Development Corporation (GCCDC). Our hous-
ing partners will share effective strategies executed to answer
housing needs in their communities.,
What: North Port St. Joe Community.Economic Summit
When: Thursday November 16, 2006 at 6pm
Who: Guest speaker: Norman Jean Sawyer of Key West,
Florida and Bill Howard of Chicago, Illinois Affordable
Housing Advocates
Where: Washington Improvement Center



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Three Candidates Vie for Ar,,,i,d f., ;Pu
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DECEMBER
Christmas on the Coast, December 1-21, Downtown Port
St. Joe
Island Lights, Dec. 1, St. George Island
Holiday Fresh Market, Dec. 2, Apalachicola
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Annual
Boat Parade of Lights, Dec. 9, Timber Island Yacht Club,
Carrabelle
Celebration of Lights, Sunset Park, Mexico Beach Dec. 2


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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
8th Street. The Garden Club
has been renovated and you
will be able to see what we


have done. We hope you will
like it so please come and
enjoy CHRISTMAS IN THE
GARDENS with Garden
Club members. The pro-
gram 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 mem-
ber and come and enjoy
an afternoon of Christmas
splendor. See you on Nov.
18.


Celebrate Safe, Celebrate Twice, December 31, St. Joe
Beach and Mexico Beach

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

Bay St. Joseph Thanksgiving Dinner
You are cordially invited to attend Thanksgiving
Dinner with your loved one at Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center on November 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m./
EST. Please R.S.VP by November 16 the names and num-
ber in your party that will be attending by calling and
leaving the information at (850) 229-8244 ext. 116 (Nancy
Dimitrijevich/Activity Director).
Please do not exceed 3 guests. $5 per plate.




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The holiday favorite Nutcracker returns
to Panama City, for one night only
at the Marina Civic Center;
Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are on sale now!
This spectacular, performance, featuring more
than 50 Russian dancers, is a breathtaking classic
the whole family will enjoy! Hurry! Get
your tickets to see the Great Russian
Nutcracker at the Marina Civic Center
and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of
Mosccow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. '" i

Tickets are available at the NEWS H E
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FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Weekly Report


November 3-8, 2006

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.

NORTHWEST REGION
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
On November 3, nine
officers worked a wilderness
detail covering private proper-
ties and wildlife management
areas in the north end of Santa
Rosa and Escambia counties.
Air support was provided by
FWC Pilot Mark Nobles from
10 p.m. on Friday to 4 a.m.
Saturday morning. During
this time, the plane directed
officers to numerous vehicles
driving suspiciously or looking
for deer with lights throughout
the evening. Officers stopped
one vehicle with two people
and issued citations for pos-
session of cannabis and par-
aphernalia, open containers,
and possession of a gun in a
closed area. Officer Howard
Jones made an arrest for using
a gun and light to hunt deer.
OnNovember 4, at 10p.m.,
FWC Pilot Nobles returned
with the plane for a second
night covering private proper-
ties and wildlife management
areas in the.north end of Santa
Rosa and Escaunbia counties.


He was assisted by spotter,
DEP Officer Mitch Golloher.
They flew until the conclu-
sion of the detail on Sunday
morning at 6 a.m. Lt. Wayne
Williams and Officers David
Jernigan, Joe Murphy, Royce
Johnson, and Howard Jones
were directed to many suspi-
cious vehicles by the plane.'
Officers Murphy and Jernigan
were directed to a vehicle pos-
sibly using its headlights to
locate deer in a field off of
Ebenezer Church Road in Jay.
The two subjects were issued
citations for open containers.
The driver was unable to per-
form sobriety tasks and was
arrested for DUI. The driver
was transported to the Santa
Rosa County Jail where he
provided breath samples of
.146 and .147. Officer Royce
Johnson was directed to one
vehicle on Highway 4 using its
headlights to locate deer. The
vehicle stopped and a moment
later one of the two suspects
shot a doe deer from the road.
K-9 Officer Danny Arnette was
summoned to assist in locat-
ing the wounded \ deer. The
interviewed suspects admitted
their transgressions and cita-
tions were issued for using
a gun and light to kill deer
at night and discharging a
gun from the roadway. While
processing these violations,
Officer Arnette observed' an


impaired driver on Highway 4.
The man came close to strik-
ing an FWC vehicle where the
deer was shot. The driver was
transported to the Santa Rosa
County Jail where he provid-
ed a breath sample of .14.
At approximately 4:50 a.m.
Officer Johnson was directed
to another suspicious vehicle
using headlights to find deer
off north Belandville Road.
The vehicle was stopped and
the driver was arrested for
hunting deer at night with
headlights and while in pos-
session of a primitive weapon.

OKALOOSA COUNTY
On November 4, Officers
Mike Guy and Randy Brooks
were checking boat landings
along the Yellow River Wildlife
Management Area. They found
a local man spinning donuts
and tearing up the boat land-
ing parking lot. He was cited
for driving with a suspended
license.
On November 4, Lt. Jeff
Hahr and Officer Lee Hendrix
checked an archery hunter
returning from his stand in
Unit 13 of Eglin WMA. He
didn't have an archery permit.
Lt. Hahr tracked him back
to his stand and found that
he was hunting over scattered
corn. The hunter refused to
acknowledge the corn near his
stand, but did say the con-


tainer of corn in his toolbox
was for his hogs at home. He
was told to remove his stand
from the area.
On November 5, Officer
Danny Arnette and K-9 Luke
assisted Officer David Arnette
and Alabama officers with a
deer case in Jackson County,
Florida, and in Alabama. K-9
Luke located a deer carcass in
Lake Seminole, a duffle bag
containing a large quantity of
drugs (marijuana and meth-
amphetamines) and scales,
and alerted at the site of a
deer killing in a churchyard
in Gordon, Alabama. Five
churchyards were searched
in Alabama. Several charges
are pending in Florida and
Alabama including Lacey
Act violations. The Jackson
County Sheriff's Office is pur-
suing charges on the drugs.
A search warrant executed
by Jackson County Sheriff's
Office yielded three buried
tanks of anhydrous ammonia,
a chemical used in the manu-
facture of methamphetamine.
On November 5, Lt.
Jeff Hahr and Officer Alan
Kirchinger responded about
3 a.m. to a stop made in
Valparaiso by two police offi-
cers. Two men were found
dumping a freshly killed deer
carcass. They lied to the
police officers and to the FWC
officers about the deer, claim-
ing it was taken with a bow.
An examination did not reveal
bow or gunshot wound, just
impact fractures of the last sev-
eral ribs and a skull crushed
from a blow to the top of the
deer's head. After going to a
Valparaiso residence at 4 a.m.
and interviewing three people


Covenant Hospice Celebrates National Hospice Montl


Panama City, FL, In cel-
ebration of National Hospice
Month. Covenant Hospice \All
be holding a Faces of Li fe
photo exhibit from 5:30 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
14 at The Visual Arts Center
of Northwest- Florida. Local
photographer Dustin Bryson
will be unveiling an interac-
tive exhibit of photos from the
project.
In conjuncuon with this
exhibit, Covenant Hospice
has published a new book
titled Faces of Life. The 96-
page hard cover book contains


inspirational stories from
Covenant Hospice patients and
their loved ones. Each story is
accompanied by a beautiful
black and \\hlte photograph
taken by local professional
photographers who donated
.their time and talent to the
project.
This local event is part of
a broader national campaign
launched by the National
Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization (NHPCO) remind-
ing people that hospice is not
about how you die but how
you live. There will be a range


of activities across the country
throughout November focus-
ing on living as fully as pos-
sible .up until the end of life.
"National Hospice Month
provides a wonderful oppor-
tunity to raise awareness of
available care options," com-
mented Dale 0. Knee, presi-
dent and CEO of Covenant
Hospice.
"Far' too many people wait
until they are facing a health
crisis to learn about care
options. The time to learn
about end-of-life care is before
it becomes a serious issue,"


said Knee.
The Faces of Life book,
with a forward written by
healthcare professional, author
and speaker Quint Studer, will
be available in December for
$29.95. Quantities are lim-
ited and advance orders can
be placed at any Covenant
Hospice branch office or
online at www.covenanthos-


there, the officers determined
the deer was a recovered road
kill found while the two men
and a friend were out riding
around looking for deer.

WALTON COUNTY
On November 2, Officer
Steve Bartlett responded to a
whale stranding on Miramar
Beach in Walton County. The
approximate 18-foot brydes
whale, had to be euthanized.
Animal Coast Wildlife Rescue
and Gulf World out of Panama
City responded. The whale
was removed for necropsy.

BAY COUNTY
While patrolling Pine Log
WMA, Officer Gary Tolbert
checked a campsite along Pine
Log Creek. Upon approach-
ing the camp, a strong odor of
burned cannabis was detected.
After speaking to the campers,
one of them produced the can-
nabis. A notice to appear was
issued.
Officers Mike Nobles
and Jim Moore were patrol-
ling Econfina WMA near the
Walsingham Bridge area on
Saturday. In the picnic area,
Officer Moore noticed a sub-
ject with an alcoholic beverage
in an area that is prohibited
for possession. While check-
ing the area, Officer Nobles
located a pipe with canna-
bis in it. While the notice
to appear and warnings were
being issued, an NCIC/FCIC
check of the subjects produced
an active Florida warrant. The
subject with the warrant was
arrested.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
On October 26, after
spending a few hours at


h With Faces

pice.org.fol. Order forms will
also be available at the event.
Proceeds from the book will
benefit unfunded and under-
funded special programs and
indigent patient care. The
Dustin Bryson photo exhib-
it, will be displayed through
November 26 and is free to the
-public. For more information
about the exhibit or Faces of


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the holidays and gain insight
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program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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holiday season," says Sarah-
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of a friend or; family ,mem'-
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anchor off Cape San Blas, the.
FWC patrol vessel, JJ Brown,
weighed anchor and headecd
east toward Bob Sike's Cut'
in Franklin County. At 9:15"
a.m. a large target was plotted:
on radar six nautical miles,
away and 2.5 miles off the-
beach headed west. Fifteen.
minutes later at three nautical'-
miles away, the vessel made a,
hard turn to port and headed,
south. The large amount of'
smoke coming out of the stacks
indicated the vessel was trying,
to make a quick departure'
from the area. With the vesaek
turned broadside to the patrol'
vessel, the crew could see that-
it was a large shrimp boat witfR
nets deployed. At 9:45 a.m.
the JJ Brown stopped thl-
shrimp boat and could see fiieG
lines coming off each outrigr.
ger, which indicated the vessel
was pulling two nets on each-
side in violation of the two-nit
limit in near shore waters;
The crew confirmed this wheh
the nets were pulled out of the"
water. Officers Al Smythe and.
Howard Langridge boarded:
the vessel. The mouth of the,
nets measured 87 feet in cir-'
cumference which is over the:
66-foot limit. Each net mea-:
sured out to 2,740 square feet,.
a felony violation, for a totaP
of 10,960 square feet of net.,
Nets were seized and appro-
priate citations issued includ-.
ing one felony warrant.

GADSDEN COUNTY
On Tuesday, Officer Mike:
Fish cited a Gadsden County:
man for over-the.-bag limit.
of speckled trout on Lake:
Tallavana.



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Covenant Hospice current-,
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daily and is a not-for-profiti
organization dedicated to pr.o.
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passionate care to patiertst
and loved ones facing life-lihmn
iting illnesses.






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The bands marched, the pirates pillaged, the fire engines
roared and the residents and staff of BAY ST. JOE CARE &
REHABILITATION CENTER smiled and cheered at the Florida
Seafood Festival in Apalachicola. Pictured: Dorothy Weissenberger,
Nancy Dimitrijevich, Activities Director, Valerie James, CNA, Teresa
Youngblood, Admissions Director, seated: Walter Davis.

Potts' Lock


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Last Friday was a momentous day for 11 -year-old Paul Potts.
He purchased his first copy of The Star newspaper and he had 11
and a half inches cut from his hair at Cooper's Cut and Style.
Potts plans to donate his severed ponytail to Locks of Love, a
non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to underprivileged
children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.


Governor Jeb Bush meets with Carolyn Lee (second from left)
and others from the Humane Society.

Florida Humane Society

Appreciation Reception


Governor Jeb Bush, First
Lady Columba Bush and
Lt. Governor Toni Jennings
today hosted the inaugural
gathering of humane societ-
ies from across Florida at the
Governor's Mansion. The first
annual celebration marks a
new alliance among Florida's
humane societies to strength-
en their independent organiza-
tions through sharing of best
practices and creation of a
consolidated animal education
outreach. The event, which
preceded an educational sym-
posium for directors, was
attended by 50 humane soci-
eties from across the state.
County music legend and ani-
mal protection advocate Mel
Tillis served as a special guest
at the celebration.
"The First Lady, Lt.
Governor and I are proud to
host this event, recognizing
an important new alliance
between Florida's indepen-
dent humane societies," said
Governor Bush. "Greater col-
laboration will strengthen
services to help ensure that
animals throughout the state
are treated with the love and
respect they deserve."
Also honored at the event
was the Humane Volunteer
of the Year Paul Montante,


President, Humane Society of
the Nature Coast, Brooksville;
Humane Educator of the Year
Caroline Crane, Director of
Education, Humane Society of
Broward in Fort Lauderdale;
and Humane Veterinarian of
the Year Dr.'Peter Fernandes,
Aardvark Animal Hospital in
Hialeah. Award winners were
nominated and judged by their
peers. This is the first time the
statewide awards have been
bestowed.
The celebration kicked off
an education symposium for
humane society directors to
facilitate the sharing of best
practices and forge a more for-
mal alliance between the inde-
pendent organizations. There
are currently 50 Humane
Societies operating in 50
counties throughout Florida.
These local organizations are
not affiliated with the national
humane society and operate
independently.
This inaugural celebration
was sponsored by Merial; 1-
800-PETMEDS; internation-
ally renowned artist Romero
Britto; Florida Veterinary
Medical Association; AVID; BP
Foundation and Vetri-Science.
The event was organized by the
Leon County Human Society.


Antique Tool



Show & Sale
On the Saturday before Thanksgiving November 18, 2006,
from 7:30 AM to 2 PM (CT), the annual Antique Tool Show &
Sale will be held. Exhibitors from all over the US will showcase
all kinds of tools and implements from the 18th to 20th centu-
ries. Come enjoy seeing and learning about an array of unusual
tools; maybe you will find one to take home with you.
This event is being put on in association with the Midwest
Tool Collectors and the Early America Industries Association.
Tlhre is a $2 donation fee.
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located in Sam Atkins
Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy
20. Follow Hwy. 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for
Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy's Fried Chicken (Silas
Green St.). Plenty of parking!
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a nonprofit organiza-
tion dedicated to the preservation of rural life in the Florida
Panhandle.
For further information on the Settlement call: 850-674R
2777, or e-mail pps(5ppsmuseum.org.

Retired Educators Day v
The Franklin/Gulf Retired Educators Association invite'
community members to thank teachers for their contributions
to the Dedication of Florida Children. Jeb Bush has declared
November 19, 2006 as Retired Educators Day.



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Retired Educators Day
- "WHEREAS, Educators most of their lives giving of all observing November 19,
devoted to sharing their themselves to the educational 2006 as retired Educators
knowledge with students are system and its students; and Day.


,at the heart of the education
"system; and
'- WHEREAS, in 2004-
2005, more than 2,200 Florida
educators retired, most with
rpore than 30 years in the
classroom; and
. WHEREAS, Florida
-i- home to many retired
educators who have spent


WHEREAS, retired
educators often continue to
encourage learning in Flroida
by providing valuable services
mentoring young students
and new educators;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Jeb
Bush, Governor of the state
of Florida, do hereby extend
greeting and best wishes to


IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the Great
Seal of the state of Florida
to be affixed at Tallahassee,
the Capital, this 31st day
of October in the year two
thousand six."
Jeb Bush
Governor


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November 21st: Half-Day help make practicing a little
November 22nd-24th: more fun log onto www.fcatex-
Thanksgiving Holiday, No plorer.com and play math and
School reading games that will help
November 27th: Science you learn FCAT material while
Fair projects are due at 8:00 having fun! Parents, you can
aa.m. pick up your students FCAT
November 28th: Muffins Explorer ID and password in
for Mom from 7:30-8:00 a.m. the Middle School Guidance
November 29th: Donuts Office or call Andria Butts at
for Dad from 7:30-8:00 a.m. 227-3211.
November 30th: Science Science Fair Projects are
Fair Awards Dinner at 6:00 due at school at 8:00 a.m.
p.m. on Monday, November 27.
November 30th: "Getting Students will be able to bring
Organized" Workshop at all their experiment materials
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PUBLIC HEARING FOR APPROVAL OF REZONING FOR PORTIONS
OF MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA.
The City of Port St. Joe Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve the rezoning of
approximately 10 acres of property from Residential R-1 to Residential
R-2B. The title of the Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE AMENDING THE
CITYOF PORT ST. JOE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The property to be rezoned is a portion of the City of Port St. Joe de-
scribed as follows:
Lots 1-22, Block 1020 and Lots T, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19
and 21, Block 1021 of Millview Addition to the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, Unit 3, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 53 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida
This property is bounded on the West by Bay Street, on the by Clif-
ford Simms Drive, on the East by a 20' wide City alley and on the
SSouth by Avenue A.
Two public hearings will be held to consider the proposed Ordinance
One public hearing will be held'on November 28, 2006, at 6:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, and the second public hearing will be held on January
2, 2007, at 6.00 p.m., Eastern Time. Both public hearings will be held
at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The first reading of the Ordinance was held on No-
vember 7, 2006. Copies of the Ordinances are available for public,
inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or,
provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of
Port St. Joe, at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 306 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearings
will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made dur-
ing the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure
that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the
appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assis-
tance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261, Est. 114.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: FrankPate
Mayor-Commissioner
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class during the week. Those
students that have a complet-
ed project and conducted an
experiment will then be able to
compete in the judged Science
Fair on Thursday, November
30. An awards ceremony and
open house will be held the
30th at 6:00 p.m. to announce
the judges' results. Science
fair related information and
paperwork is available online
at http://lessonplans.gulf.
kl2.fl.us gulf.kl2.fl.us/> under ,Polly
Edmiston.
On Thursday, November
30th PAEC will be hosting a
Workshop about" Getting
Organized" in the Port St.
Joe Elementary School
Auditorium.
Getting organized is an
important part of school suc-
cess! Bring your student and,
together, we will learn some
"tricks of the trade" that will
help you (and your child) be
better prepared for school and
homework.


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Faith Christian students
have had a "bookhlcious" time
in the library this week. We
have had a book fair featuring
Usborne books. These books of
excellent quality cover diverse
subjects of interest to all ages.
There were also various project
packets.
Dressed in her Korean
attire. exchange student Jinun
J tilig came to FCS library
to read a Korean story ui her
. native language to the first
grade students. which she then


The SGA is sponsoring a
food drive for Thanksgiving.
Please send canned items or
dry food items such as rice or
noodles with your student to
school before November 20th.
Each 1st period class will be
collecting the items and the
class with the most food will
be rewarded with a pizza party
from Hungry Howie's Pizza.
The SGA appreciates your sup-
port and your generosity for
this outreach.
Parents, please join your
children on November 28th
and November 29th for Port
St. Joe Middle School's Annual
Muffins for Mom and Donuts
for Dad. Muffins for Mom
will be held on November 28th
from 7:30-8:00 and Donuts for
Dad will be held on November
29th from 7:30-8:00. Come
and enjoy muffins and donuts
while spending time with your
children.


translated into English
Thank you to everyone who
participated in the Samaritan's
Purse Project Christmas Child.
This past Monday was the
deadline for bringing in shoe
boxes. Theyvwill be shipped for
delivery before Chrisunas.
Today. our high school is
aw\ay on a science field trip %is-
iting the S t. Vincent's Wild Life
Reserve on St. Vincent's Island.
We hope to see pictures and
hear good reports about what
they learned.


The Coins for Critters Fund Drive at Port St. Joe Elementary
was a huge success. Students contributed to special collection jars
placed in each classroom over the month of September. The total
amount collected by all classrooms was $894.00! The money will be
used to help fund the new animal shelter being built on North -10th
Street.
The classroom that collected the most money was Mrs. Gentry
and Godwin's third grade class with a total of $104.21. The class
received a "Pupcake" party in appreciation of their donations. Also,
since the fundraiser was such a great success, averaging more than
$25.00 per classroom, the humane society will allow EACH class
that contributed to decorate a tile to be placed in the new animal
shelter that is currently under construction. The St. Joe Bay Humane
Society thanks all the students, staff, and teachers who helped with
the collection.


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but about giving thanks: to
God for His mercy, grace, pro-
tection, and provision. Ju~t a
reminder there will be early
dismissal on the 22nd, nmd
there will be no extended
care. Dismissal times are:,K3
through K15 11:00. grades I
through 4 11:15, and grades
5 through l1 11:30.
Are you ready, to start
Christmas shopping? Faith
Christian is now registered
with Schoolpop.com. It Is jree
to join and there are hundreds
of merchants that \-dl contrib-
ute to Faith Christian School.
Just enter. our ID # 130338
when you register and shop.


This Friday, our K5 through
3rd grade students will go to
Chuck E. Cheese in Panama
Cityv for their Christmas Card
sales reward trip.' All students
who sold 15 or more items
are given thls reward for their
efforts to raise money for our
school. Good jobl
Our annual ThanksivJintg
playwill be presented by the 1-
and 2nd graders on November
22 at 9:00 A.M. at the Hope
Worship Center on Garrison'
Avenue. These boys and girls
have been working very hard to
present an enjoyable history of
our Christian begumnngs. Let's
remember that Thanksgiving
is not about eating big meals,


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By: Kate Shoaf
Now that we've filled our
-ftrick-or-treat bags with candy
i-ts time to move on to the
,..turkey! Students are anxious-
l-:]y awaiting their thanksgiving
,.-break which will be November
22 through 24. Aside from the
'well deserved break, November
is also a bittersweet month for
.all of the students at Port St.
Joe High; it symbolizes the
nearing end of a great football
-season and the beginning of a
-promising soccer season for
--fthe sharks.
Guidance
The office would like
-:everyone to know that the Port
-t. Joe High Foundations of
Excellent Schools/The Century
Program is sponsoring a Food
Drive All food -ill be donated
.to a local food pantry to help
feed the needy people of tGulf
SCounti. Students are asked: to
brml In as mnany non-perish-
..able food items as they can dur-


ing first period. The first period
class with the most pounds of
non-perishable food will win
a pizza party (there 's motiva-
tion for you!). Collection of the
food will last from November
9 through 20. If there are any
questions, feel free to contact
Mrs. Laura Ropelis or Mr.
Kenneth Monette at Port St.
Joe High School (850) 229-
8251 (ex 135. 1201.
Junlicrs. tie annit-d ASVAB
test is conuing tip on No\ember
16. 'ion will be excused from
class from Snt to II. ain that
Thttrsdav to take the test
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offering ads for students and
parents to buy. Anyone can
purchase a Recognition Ad,
Friendship Ad, or a Senior Ad.
These ads are a great way to
show some one you really care
and make a little piece of the
yearbook dedicated especially
to them. Also, 2006-2007 year-
book orders will be taken at
Port St. Joe High School from
November 1 through January
31. The cost is $40.00 unless
you choose to customize your
yearbook which will lead to an
increase in the price. Contact
Erika Norton at the High
School about ads or purchas-
ing a yearbook at enorton(5)gulf.
k.12.fl.us or by phone at (850)-
229-8251.
College bound students,
make sure to register for the
SAT in January! The official
test date is January 27, 2008.
See Guidance for more details,
you can call at (850) 220-
8813 or go online and register
yourself at www.collegeboard.
com. Also, register for the ACT
online at www.ACT.org. It is
very important for students to
* start taking these tests as soon
as possible. Statistics show


that the more you take either of
these tests, the more your test
score increases each time.
' Also, students can receive
help and intense instruction in
Math, Reading, Writing, FCAT
Explorer, ACT and SAT from
the Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation, Inc. Weekend
Tutorial Program. Program
hours are from 9am 12pm on
Saturday at PSJHS beginning
December 2. For more infor-
mation contact Mr. Kenneth
Monette at (850) 229-8251.
Sports
This past weekend was
truly an interesting one for
PSJHS athletes. Friday our
Girls Soccer Team faced
Apalachicola. The Lady Tiger
Sharks came out victorious
with a mercy rule (meaning we
beat the other team 8-0) before
the second half of the game
was over. Goals were scored
by Jordan Plair, Carson Howse
and Emily Baxley. Kayla Minger
had four goals and Kate Shoaf
had four assists and one goal.
Good job ladies! The girls also
faced Bozeman on November
7, it was a close game but the
sharks lost in the end with a


score of 2-1. On Thursday,
November 9, the lady sharks
faced John Paul II. Last year
our girls were beaten by John
Paul with a score of 8-0. This
year however, our ladies were
not to be taken lightly and
showed a huge improvement
leaving the game with a tie of
1-1.
The Boys Soccer Team
hosted the first annual Shark
Soccer Fest. The teams that
participated in this pre-season
tournament were John Paul II,
Wakulla, Marianna and Port St.
Joe. Our boys left Shark Fest
with a record of 1-1 and gained
some useful knowledge and
experience that will help them
with their upcoming season.
The boys also faced Bozeman
and won with a score of 3-0.
The first goal of the season was
scored by John Larsen, and
the following 2 goals by Mica
Ashcraft and Jimmy Curry.
Thursday November 9 the boys
also face John Paul II. The
Sharks played an impressive
game ifeating John Paul 5-0
thanks to their strong sense of
teamwork and help from Sam
"Cutback" Cox.


Historic Dowlntown Port St. Joe. Florida
December 1-2, 2006
Schedule of events (all times Eastern; ...
December 1.
all day Merchants Christmas Open House
I Come browse the dazzling array of unique shops and stores in
historic downtown Port St. Joe. Downtown Reid Avenue
5:30pm Tree Lighting.Ceremony .
Musical entertainment. .
Stage area adjaceht-to City Pier .
6:30pm Boat Parade ,
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You are invited to the Annual Reindeer 5K Run. Bring your children
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9:00am Reindeer 5K Run & Fitness Walk .
The race starts and ends at the comer of Williams Avenue and'
4th Street in downtown Port St. Joe. The-course is flat and fast!
Long-sleeved shirts' tothe first 100 registered entrnt"!.'Registira
tion wiiU begin at 7:30 a.m.n. comer of Williams arid 4th.St-Reg-'
istration is $15.00 early and $20.00 on race day'. $50.00,c.h. 4 j i
award to the Ist overall male and female runners: additional, .,
awards will be 3.deep in 5-year age groups. ,. .
6:30pm Lighted ChristimasParade .
Beginning on Costin Blvd.. proceeding,north,on Reid Avenue.
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A beloved friend and fel-
low classmate passed away last
week. Samuel J. Cox, the witti-
est, most sarcastic and yet the
most sincere person I've ever
known, will never be forgot-
ten. I would like to dedicate
the following quote by George
Eliot in remembrance of him,
"We make a living from what
we get. We make a life from
what we give. What we do for
ourselves dies with us. What
we do for others and the world
is immortal." Sam, you have
no idea how many people you
have left a lasting impression
on and affected within your
time here on earth. You made
us all laugh and always see the
funny side of things in any situ-
ation. No one will ever be able
to replace you nor will anyone
ever be able to match your
sarcasm and wit. The world
seems dimmer now that you're
gone, but I'm looking forward
to the time when I can see you
again. It was a privilege know-
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The Education Foundation of Gulf County awards $22,885 to Gulf County Schools


The Education
Foundation of Gulf County,
Inc. is a broadly based non-
profit community organiza-
-tion whose purpose is exclu-
sively educational and chari-
table. The Foundation, since
its inception in 1988 has
secured and distributed con-
tributions from individuals,
corporations, governmental
entities, and other founda-
tions to benefit Gulf County's
public education system.
Each year the Foundation
gives Gulf County Teachers
and Administrators an
opportunity to compete
for mini-grant funding to
enrich and improve student
achievement.
Over the last four years,
the Foundation has awarded
over $70,000 in mini-grants
for Gulf County School
enhancements. This year Port


St. Joe Elementary received
over $10,873 in mini-grant
funding. The learning ini-
tiatives that received fund-
ing, and the correspond-
ing teachers are as follows:
"Reaching All Learners
through Differentiated
Instruction, Reading
Extensions, and Reading
New Dimensions"-Tonya
Plair; "Ignite the Imagination
IV"-Alicia Godwin; "Dolphin
Discovery Lab"-Melissa
Ramsey; "Through the Eyes
of the Past"-Cindy Phillips;
"LeapPad Expansion"-Joni
Mock; "Heart in Hand"-
Margaret Ellmer; and "Poetry
Alive!"-Donna Thompson.
Wewahitchka
Elementary received
$3472.40 in educational
grant funding for thefollow-
ing mini-grants: "Step Up to
Writing"- Linda Catania and


"Reading around the Room"-
Debbie Gerber.
Port St. Joe Middle
School students will ben-
efit from the $1345.98 they
received for the follow-
ing grants. "Let's Hear It
for the Boys (and Girls)!"
- Judy Campbell, and Let
the Sunshine In!" Judy
Campbell, Rodney Herring,
and Nancy Brockman.
Anita Askew at
Wewahitchka Middle School
received a grant of $500 to
improve her students read-
ing material, and to make
a wider range of magazines
and newspapers available
to her students. Cameron
Totman received $1663.75
to add to her already suc-
cessful Reader's Theater pro-
gram at Wewahitchka Middle


School. Pricilla Cox wrote a
grant to purchase books for
Wewahitchka Middle School,
so students could partici-
pate in a statewide reading
initiative.
Principal Duane
McFarland received
$3916.50 in grant funding
for Port St. Joe High School
to purchase books. His goal
was to provide students with
high interest, leveled reading
materials in the classrooms.
All of the Mini-grants'
awarded represent-exciting
additions to the education
of Gulf County Students.
The Education Foundation
is proud of these initiatives,
and of the teachers and
administrators that request-
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Providing a Catalyst for Rural Economic Development


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Gulf County economic development offi-
cials want to grunt and slap pump up the
region.
By using the pending birth of a viable port
combined with industry already in the county
- particularly Taunton Industries county eco-
nomic development officials hope to offer the
proper package to create a pilot project in the
county, in part funded through a $30-plus mil-
lion state grant from Enterprise Florida, by way
of Opportunity Florida.
"I think it is a real opportunity," said Jim
Townsend, president of the board of the county
Economic Development Council. "We should
generate interest in the county commission-
ers.
The EDC board met last week and amone
the decisions made was to request support
from the Board of County Commissioners, via a
memorandum of understanding, to participate
in what the state is labeling the Catalyst Project
for the eight-county region in Northwest Florida
known as a Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern (RACEC).
Some background is helpful.
The Northwest Florida RACEC, encompass-
ing eight counties from Holmes, Washington
and Jackson to the north to Gulf and Franklin
in the south, was among three such regions cre
ated by Gov. Jeb Bush in the late 1990s.
The RACEC designation provided addition-
al incentives for economic development in rural
areas, such as easier access to state and federal
grants and certain types of tax abatements for
companies already operating or hoping to ope r-
ate in the region.
While considerable research and market-
ing has been undertaken the past six years; as
yet the RACEC designations have yet to harvest
the sort of economic development -d iersified
industry, higher-paying jobs -originally envi-
sioned.
- Enter the Catalyst Proje:t. a broad approach
to help each RACEC reach that goal of tangible
economic development.
During a meeting last week hosted by
Opportunity Florida, the regional partner for
Enterprise Florida, a state public, private orga-


nization advocating and supporting economic
development, officials from the eight Northwest
Florida counties met to discuss the Catalyst
Project.


The goal is to create a pilot project, aided
by state grant seed money, to foster the sort of
economic growth it was hoped would be the
end result of the RACEC creation.


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aimed at increasing wages and job creation. Map courtesy Port Authority.


This is of particular importance in the
Northwest RACEC, where job growth has actu-
ally increased ahead of the national average,
but primarily in the service sector meaning
wages remain well below the national average.
In short strokes, counties are asked to
submit a Request for Sites to be considered for
the pilot project by next month, with the win-
nowing process for those sites beginning in the
first quarter of next year.
Qualified and non-qualified sites will be
sorted and a review of qualified sites undertak-
en in the spring to hone a short list of potential
sites for the pilot program.
While Gulf County will be competing against
seven other counties provided the County
Commission provides its blessing to move
ahead in the process EDC board members
expressed optimism with several aspects of a
potential proposal from Gulf County.
The first is a creation of a port, with land
identified and a sale moving forward between
the Port Authority and The St.,Joe Company.
"To let that opportunity go by is not what
we should be doing," said EDC board member
Rev. Jerry Huft.
Townsend added. "The port4is a valuable,
valuable asset to this county." that would stimu-
late wage growth, increase incomes.
Secondly, the output from Taunton
Industries. trusses, modular home compo-
nents and wall paneling with intentions to move
into the production of.manufactured homes,
feeds into the areas of economic development
identified as most ablee by officials from the
counties m the Northwest Florida RACEC.
Those include logWstics and distribution
re: a port and building, design and manu-
far tur mng
One idea being bounced around last week
by the EDC board with the caveat that the
road to identifying the site, or the regional
pilot program will be lengthy was to bolster
the assets of the port and Taunton through the
creation of an inland port for shipping goods in
and out the county employing the Intracoastal
Waterway.
"We need a place for growth." said EDC
executlhe director Alan McNair. noting the need

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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. 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 partners to find new solutions
to meet Gulf County's housing needs. Our guest
speakers are trailblazers in affordable housing poli-
cies and practices. They will update us on the lat-
est housing programs and their particular areas of
expertise. See attached bios and photos.



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
David Westcott
Deputy Development Officer


David Westcott became
Deputy Development Officer
of Homeownership Programs
at Florida Housing Finance
Corporation in October 2005.
In that capacity, he oversees
the Single Family Mortgage
Revenue Bond Program, the
Down Payment Assistance
Program, the Mortgage
Credit Certificate Program,


the Homeownership Loan
Program, the Homeowner
Pool Program, the Home
Again Disaster Recovery Loan
Program, and the Community
Workforce Housing Innovation
Pilot Program. Prior to his
appointment as Deputy
Development Officer, he
served as Florida Ho'using's
Multifamily Bonds Program
Administrator for four years,
and was responsible for
administering all aspects
of the Multifamily Mortgage
Bond Program. Before that,
he practiced real property and
administrative law in both the
public and private sectors. Mr.
Westcott received his Bachelor
of Science in Political Science
in 1988 and his J.D., with
Honors, from Florida State
University in 1991.


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


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Lainie Lowery
President


Lainie Lowery is the presi-
dent of RCL Consulting and
Management, Inc., a private
consulting firm specializing in
the development and financ-
ing of single family affordable
housing. Her clients include
for profit and non-profit
organizations and local gov-
ernments. Ms. Lowery has
worked with numerous devel-
opers throughout the state to
acquire funding to be utilized
for the construction of new
housing or to pass through to
the homebuyer ultimately buy-
ing down their mortgages. Ms.
Lowery is very experienced
and familiar with a number
of different types of funding
sources, including Florida
Housing Finance Corporation's
Homeownership Loan Program


and Predevelopment Loan
Program, Federal Home Loan
Bank's Affordable Housing
Program, Predevelopment
Loan Program and First Time
Homebuyer Program. Ms.
Lowery is dedicated in provid-
ing assistance to help to find
long term solutions to resolve
the affordable housing crisis
throughout the state.


Remember the
30-30 Rule

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between seeing lightening and hearing
thunder. If it's less than 30 seconds,
lightening is still a danger. Seek Shel-
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of thunder, wait 30 minutes before leav-
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Ms. Ordufia is a Technical
Advisor for the Florida Housing
Coalition with over ten years
of experience in the area of
affordable housing and local
government. She possesses an
extensive amount of expertise
in working with lenders, con-
tractors, attorneys, nonprofit
sponsors, diverse communi-
ties, local elected officials,
and title agencies. During
her tenure with the Florida
Housing Coalition, Dayatra
has assisted in facilitating
and serving as a trainer for
the Coalition's catalyst work-
shops, focusing her instructive
attention on income qualifica-
tion, compliance, and owner
occupied housing rehabilita-
tion. As a certified housing
counselor, she also provides
training on effective homebuy-


er counseling and education.
The technical assistance that
Ms. Ordufla provides focus-
es on meeting the needs of
each individual community
and improving internal sys-
tems for nonprofits and local
governments. In addition, she
lends her hand to encouraging
partnerships on every level,
effectively working with com-
munities and local elected
officials to enhance rehabilita-
tion strategies, develop capac-
ity building, working closely
with local government staff
and administer general hous-
ing programs. Prior to joining
the Coalition, ;she served as
the Finance Officer for the City
of Lakeland Housing Division,
which implemented, purchase
assistance and rehabilitation
programs.


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Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reminding people
to check out charities before
donating as the holiday sea-
son approaches. Consumers
should take time to investi-
gate how a charity spends
its money so they know their
donations are being spent pru-
dently. The holiday season
kicks off one of the busiest
times of the year for charitable
organizations, many collecting
about half their annual dona-
tions between Thanksgiving
and New Year's Day.
"The number of charities
and professional solicitors







I'm going to step on some
toes now, so if yours are sensi-
tive, you might want to skip
this. I am, as you know,
pretty secluded here on the
-forgotten 'coast, so it takes
a while for me to catch on
the things that more urban-
ized friends have know for a
long time. Thank goodness
for the ever multiplying real
*estate mags, or I might remain
.in a state of ignorant bliss
indefinitely. Lately, though, I
have been reading about new
neighborhoods under develop-
anent with something called
'zero-lot-line zoning. I was
.curious about this concept,
thinking that perhaps it meant
that houses there would be on
,communal property, and gar,
.dens there would be allowed
to meander at will from door
to door, without regard for the
imaginary lot line that so often
.draws them up short. Oh no.
Zero-lot-line means that a per-
son can fill up the entire space
,of their properly with house,
-as long as they leave a five foot
-buffer on one side. Five feet.
"Not enough for a tree to grow,
'barely enough room for the air
conditioning unit.
Supposedly this concept
S S marketed towards you busy
'professionals who don't have
time for yard work. You know
who you are. You haven't done
yard work yourself in quite
a while, anyway, but now it
appears that you don't have to
be bothered with smelling the
freshly mown grass that- some-
one else has cut, or picking the
flowers that someone else has
planted. You now have no rea-
son to be outside at all, in your
zero-lot-line neighborhood.
Problem is, when the
garage door opens and the
SHummer roars away, there's
- no trees around toabsorb the
carbon dioxide that comes
spilling out of the garage. Oh,
I can see your carbon points
adding up already. And, if
you have to have 7500 square
- feet under roof, who's going to
vacuum that sucker?'
I've tried to put myself
Sin the shoes of someone who
Should appreciate this style of
Living. I find the lack of win-
dows to be a problem, but who
wants to look out of a window
into the neighbor's wall, five
Feet away? There is plenty
of room for bedrooms within
a house that can bloat out
to its boundaries, but who
-will fill them up? Children?
Where would they play, in the
S-street? Or within a five foot
.strip between houses? Or are
they to be kept house bound,
allowed outside for visits to
school and the grocery store?
SAre these children to grow up
not knowing how it feels to be
hot, or cold, or wind-blown?
Kept in an artificial environ-
Sment, within the walls and
-the ceiling and the floor, until
They are old enough to escape?
This may be living to some
people, but I pity the children
Swho. are forced to grow up in
-this environment.
Perhaps I'm just feeling
"threatened because my liveli-
Shood would be at stake if too
Many people bought in to this
Side. But I don't think so. I
-believe I honestly fear for a
- world of neighborhoods where
- the only trees grow in parks,
and the cool green grass is
limited to a strip along the
i-ight-of-way, and no one strug-
Sgles every year to plant more
flowers than their neighbor.
What would we become if we
-never wake up to the song


of birds, or smell blossoms
releasing their sweet invita-
. tion to the insects? Will our
children be. learning about the
natural world from books in a
science class, or from a walk
-through their own yard?
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located or doing business in
Florida continues to rise every
year, with more than 11,600
registered with the Department
in 2006," Bronson said. "With
so many organizations vying
for consumers' money, it's
important that consumers
make sure a charity is follow-
ing the law and is *benefiting
those in need."
Florida law requires most
charities to register with the
Department and provide finan-
cial information about income
and expenditures. Charities
must disclose how much
they have raised, how much
is spent on administrative
costs including salaries, how


much goes toward fundrais-
ing and the amount that actu-
ally is spent on the charitable
purpose. The United States
Supreme Court has ruled that
federal and state governments
cannot dictate how much a
charity spends on the actual
charitable purpose. However,
the Department's Division of
Consumer Services makes
available to the public the
financial information so con-
sumers can make educated
decisions about where to con-
tribute.
"People can find out wheth-
er a charity is properly regis-
tered or properly exempt from
registration, and they can also


get a lot of information about
how a registered charity does
business," Bronson said.
Bronson provided the fol-
lowing tips to consider when
deciding whether to donate to
an organization:
-- Don't judge an organi-
zation based on an impres-
sive-sounding name. Find out
what it actually does.
-- Be wary of emotion-
al appeals and organizations
that have only vague plans
for spending the funds they
collect.
-- Never give cash. Write a
check payable -only to an orga-
nization-not an individual.
-- Be wary of organiza-


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tions that offer to send a "run-
ner" to pick up your donation.
Reputable charities are willing
to wait for your contribution.
-- Consumers have the
right to ask for an organiza-
tion's financial report and its
federal tax identification num-
ber, the latter of which you'll
need to claim your contribu-
tion as a tax deduction.
-- Do not donate over the
phone.
-- Ask the organization to
send you written information
about its activities.
-- If an organization is
not registered, contact the
Department.
Up-to-date informa-


tion on charities is available
by visiting the Division of
Consumer Services web site
at http://www.800helpfla.com
and clicking on Gift Givers'
Guide in the left-hand col-
umn. Consumers can obtain
the same information by call-
ing the Consumer Hotline at
1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352) or 1-800-FL-AYUDA (1-
800-352-9832) for Spanish-
speaking consumers. People
who have additional questions
about charitable organizations
or want to report an unregis-
tered charity should call the
Department's hotline.


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Maybe the rest of the stir our imagination, the sight
humanity doesn't need the of butterflies exploring flowers
world outside like I do, but I to give us hope. Rain. Where
doubt it. I think we all need do you find this, you busy pro-
the outdoors to rejuvenate the fessionals, in your zero-ldt-line
souls that are us. The breeze abodes?
against our cheek to cool a Questions? Comments?
flush of anger, the sound of the Advice? Email me at
wind in the tops of the trees to kc.kelley@mchsi.com

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drug plan. It is also the time
to evaluate your current plan
and, if necessary, switch to a
different plan that better meets
your needs. Open enrollment
begins November 15 and runs
through December 31 for cov-
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you need the advertised brand
name drug, which may be the
most expensive. Talk to your
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alternatives."
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benefits of brand name drugs.
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drugs to find current options
for treating conditions and
average drug costs. Or order
the print "Know Your Rx
Options"', brochure- Discuss
these options with your doctor
or pharmacist.
Take all medications as
prescribed SkippOig doses or
not filling the orders your doc-
tors prescribe can lead to pro-
longed illness and relapses.
Keep a record of the pre-
scription drugs you take and
dosage, include 'over the cqun-
ter and dietary supplements.
Share this inlorniatioi with
your doctors -and pharma-
cists. They can help, identify
duplicative prescriptions and
help you.. avoid any adverse
reactions .Order: a Personal
IMedicatifin Record atf www.
aarp.org/healthorderform.
Use nail order tb get a
90 day supply of the medica-
tions you take onil.an on-going
basis.
If you are in Medicare,
and. you' ddponot have drug
, coverage. consider enrolling i11
a' Medicare. Part D plan. Youi
could face a late enrollment
penalty if you wait and enroll
later than when you were first
eligible. Call Medicare at 1-800-
'MEDICARE foi- information
,n plans offered in your area.
Those w-it i lower income can
qualify for extra help in paying
all or part of the monthly plan
premiums and co-payments.
If your income is less than
,814.700 1819,800 for a mar-
ried couple) .you, should apply
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Part D plan that provides drug
coverage that extends into the
coverage gap. In 2007, this
is the period after you have
incurred $2,400 in drug costs.
At that point, you are respon-
sible for 100% of drug costs
until you reach the catastroph-
ic level, which is $5,450 in
total incurred costs. Once you
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percent of the rest of your
drug costs for the year.
Contact your local area
agency on aging affairs. state.fl.us/english/aaa.
html> or a Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
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67 counties. The SHINE pro-
gram provides elders and their
caregivers with information
and unbiased health insur-
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network of trained volunteer
counselors, assistance is pro-
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Local Assistance for drug program


The enrollment window
for all Medicare eligible recip-
ients to sign tip for the pre-
scription drug program for
next year is from November
15 through December 31.
2006, with prescription drug
coverage starting January 1.
2007. Assistance for county
residents is provided by the
National Council on Aging
and the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) through ithe office
of Mr. Roy Lee Carter, Gulf
County Extension Officer. in
Wewahitchka.. Tom Senmmes.
program volunteer, will be
available each Wednesday
from. 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
CST. during the enrolhnent
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Lung Can
'f" T Florida Department
of Health I.DOH) recognizes
November as Lung Cancer
A%%areness Month
"Florida residents can take
a stand against lung cancer
b' avoiding the use of tobacco
products," said DOH Secretary
for Health M. Rony Frangois,
M D.. M..P.H., Ph.D. "During
this month, we-asl-all Floridian
smokers to consider breaking
the u,:otuine addiction."
-According to the American
Lung Association, an estimated
60 percent of people with lurng
cancer die within one tear of
diagnosis and about 75 percent
of afilicted individuals i -il die
-within two ye.-ris
Although lunie cancer is one
of the most preventable can-
cers. it is still a grave concern
for die Florida Department of
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you were previously enrolled.
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with a low annual income
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S19.800. married) may qual-
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in paying for all or part of the
monthly plan prenmiumns and.
co-payments. If you feel that
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drugs from a local pharmacy
or through mail order (90-
day supply) program. To
determine the best prescrip-
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should have your Medicare
card, social security number.
birth date. address, and a
list of medications you take
(actual prescription bottles
since many medications
sound alike). Recipients
must sign up each year dur-
ing the enrollment period tor
continue to take advantage
of the program. For addi-
tional information call thel
Gulf County Extension Office
* at 639-3200.


:er Awareness Month


According to Florida's state-
wide cancer registry, the Florida
Cancer Data System (FCDS),
there were a total of 15,768 new
lung and bronchus cancers diag-
nosed in 2003, the most current
data year available. Additionally.
FCD5 reports 34,458 tobacco-
related cancers were diagnosed.
and 20.016 deaths occurred
from these cancers in Florida..
Acute myeloid leukemia, can-
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bronchus, lip, oral cavity, phar-
ynx, larynx, esophagus, pancre-
as. cervxx. bladder. kidney and
renal pelvis and stomach are
all cancers known to be associ-
ated Awith tobacco use Lung and
bricinchutis caners remain tie
se.'otid most coinnion alter skin
cancers. but they are the leaduinL
causes of cancer deaths.
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leading risk factor for lung can-


cer. Other risk factors include
cigar and pipe use. secondhand
smoke, radon, asbestos, pollu-
tion, lung disease. and personal
history. There is no evidence
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of preventative health complica-
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such as chroume lung disease.
coronary heart disease and
stroke as.well as problems with
pregnancy and birth
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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance with
the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
AND RESTATING IN ITS
ENTIRETY ORDINANCE NO.
2006-14 OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file
in the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will
be held at a special meet-
ing on November 28, 2006 at
6:00 p.m. est. in the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex, in
Port St. Joe, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

BY: CARMEN L.
MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN

Publish: November 16 & 23,
2006
Ad #2006-126

PUBLIC NOTICE

< NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance with
the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
AND RESTATING IN ITS
ENTIRETY ORDINANCE NO.
2006-15 OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file
in the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will
be held at a special meet-
ing on November 28, 2006 at
'6:00 p.m. est. in the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex, in
Port St. Joe, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN L.
MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN

Publish: November 16 & 23,
2006 /
Ad #2006-127

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
BID NO. 0607-07

ARCHITECT'S PROJECT
-NO. 0514

Separate sealed bids for the
construction of "Re-Roofing
and Repairs to the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St.
-Joe, Florida" will be received by
the Gulf C:.-ur. C:.r ,::-i.-:.n in
'the Gulf C.ur.r. '.:i. r' : 'i'it.:,
Room 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456 until 5:00 p.m. E.T.
on Friday, December 1, 2006
and opened on the following
Monday, December 4, 2006 at
10:00 a.m., E.T. at the same
location. .

The information for Bidders,
Form of Bid, Form of Contract,
Plans, Specifications, and Form
of Bid Bond, Performance and
,Payment Bond, and other con-
tract documents may be exam-
'ined at the following: :-

Joseph R. Donofro Architect
License #AR91449
DBA Donofro and Associates;
Architects
188 N. Foster St.
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334/793-3333

Gulf County Clerk
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd.,'
Room 148
i,.i 5t .:..:-. tl :456
,- i. [ F.: -r,.-r .t
r_ '. 1. 112
Bd L'.:,C:umerfc may be
,obtained at the office of Joseph
.R; Donofro Architect, License
A l, '9 14L4' t D..r.:.,.:-. ar,nd
::,:. late: .ru-:lur .:ri l.:.: ta:..d at
iAF rJ F D:.:ier r"re',r, E Do r.h .,
.Alabama 36303. General
Contractors may obtain a set. of
pl in for '1.' '.'u Irerunoraiel
,upFo. rer,-rranir, E u:h 'e.ti -r.trtn
Ia.: and rn L*:":- *..rndiu.:.ri
ut 'l..":'rrrra.: :, f r j- ,upr er :- '
a' ', i:. r, :e a. r .i pliar l .-r
11',"'.II:, r.:-rrefJrndabble t, :on-
ra.:rg .A'r.:uri-.:[ i 4,ifce
Please indicate on the enve-'"
l-:-.e Lat,r tui ': SEALED BID
rh-, BID NUMBER ;_r,1 t.t,tr Lhe
BID i: i.:r The original bid
.plus four (4) copies should be
Included.
'The Scope of Work includes
re-roofing the 22,114/SF
.Courthouse and the I '."'?'! t ',
J.il] ra.:ciir, -.rih :tlandi- :e -a
r:i retr.J:it :, :-tem s Tlc
.ple.: l | A.n- Lnclader rem :..n J
.: A r., e t=.arg La.lI up ie,,:,t : ,
-rn. nre. i,'r-d., -J anrd erner
..on the exterior walls. B'dd-rs
e- i.-. .erif' exse'r au-ea pr,- r r:.
bi:ol.r.gd r nd :hal c..:ru-'i them
io, a lerTer r:.:..-mp: O tar Itng h,
; ,. thai tre, are re _.anabl:,
Oc :1r .. -
Bids must be submitted,
-on -he propo: J form furnished
*with the B.- Documents. All
Bidders must show evidence
of Florid [are C n,:.r,',nrr,: r,
License r-eflr' t-cdcrin .:-.r Lthe
bid will not be received or con-
sidered. The Bidders shall show
.evidence by clearly displaying
'his or .her current license npm-
,er ,.-n trhe ut .oe ,:.f ihe leae ,al
er- .el,:-pe 'n hbc,,l the pr,:p.:a .
i-7 .*ln errd ,
T',e 0 T er reserves the
rig, t- :a e art, formalitiess
:or t, reject ar.,' ,r all bids.
BDa B.n:rd pa able i.:. the
-Owner in 'an arrount not le t
Than fiye percent (5%) of the
am' ount *:' tihe bto bur -, rno
-event more tra,-, !',' 000 ,',
-must accompany the Bidders'
S prOp-:i aeJ Perfi-rmarce and
-Paement Be,.nd arn evidence
:r inrurareix-e required in the bid
d -db:uoment.= -'il1 be required at
.t e s ,tn .'-i* the :,r.r.rt: ci,
Sl Plans r-d be ,,n I'le ir,
S- -r.t e Arc, tect s ol'fice. L-te
.Alabam-a AGC Internet PlaT,
-R-:.-m. IlMnt .--.aer, Alabama,
(kclonaldso'.r, ql, cortmil, F
: -W' W Dc-dge irn Monrgomern.
Alabama., F'e rn ac:Ola and
i -TalJahaJ see FIondla iM.:Gra,-
HilJ C'-nzuru',_oon D':odge v.'ebite
S call 205, 4 732) and
Re.d Cornstruction Document
S Pretoe lsin Center, Norcrr.*5s,
S -Ge--rgia (www.reed bulleun
comi
e. Bidder may ir.hdrasw
r. t bd within'30 days after'
Lhe ac,.iaJ date el toe opening
t hereof


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Carmen L.
McLemore, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk

Publish: November 16 & 23,
2006
Ad #2006-124

NOTICE
The PSJ Board of City
Commissioners is canceling the
regular meeting for November
21, 2006, which is Thanksgiving
week and rescheduling for
Tuesday, November 28th at
6:00 p.m.
Publish: November 16, 2006

INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be
received in the office of the
City Clerk, 305 Cecil G. Costin
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, until
4:30 p.m., December 5, 2006,
for furnishing and delivering
F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
the following items as outlined
in the specifications pertaining
thereto.

Replacing Gym Floor at
David Jones Gym
Painting Ceiling at David
Jones Gym
Two Soccer Player Shelters
for Lamar Faison Fields
Two Play Structures for
Lamar Faison Fields

Specifications and bid doc-
uments may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office, 305 Cecil
G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, telephone (850)
229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and
S5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly
opened and read at 6:00 p.m.,
December 5, 2006, in the City
Commission Chambers, City
Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The City
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids, or to select
the Bid felt to be in the best
interest of the City.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish: November 16, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the November
28, 2006, at 6:00 P.M., EST,
in the regular Commission
meeting room at the Municipal
Building, Port St.. Joe, Florida,
will consider for final adoption
an Ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE PROVIDING FOR A
BALLOT REFERENDUM
ON AMENDING SECTION
6-1(A) OF THE CITY OF,
PORT ST. JOE' CODE OF
ORDINANCES TO ALLOW
THE, SALE OF ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES WITHIN THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
ON SUNDAY;. PROVIDING
FOR A REFERENDUM
DATE; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. ,
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file at the office of the City
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal work-
ing hours.

CITY COMMISSION OF THE
"CITY OF' PORT ST:" JOE, "
FLORIDA

BY:
Mayor-Commissioner,
Attest:
Clerk
Publish: November 16, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the City Commission of the
r., ,:,' P-:,rr. J.:.e Fi,:,; ,l, .,t
it ameeuri- .:.r, the 2 ir. 'i,.., of
N.,'ember, 2,t00, t 6:00, P.M.,
EST, in the regular Commission
nieeting room at the M.luni'wpaJ
Buil.du-in Pr, Sti Joe, I.Inda a
'ill c -rder lor I'tral d-:-plE-rin
an Ordiiare.:e lth the fliU. ,
irg i d ,
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE CITY OF PORT. ST.
'iJE LUAID DEVELOPt.ErT
CODE B', ADDING SECI Ti,':N
7.07 IBll I ESTABLISHING
A METHi.OD WHEREBY
It.IPAC TS OF'DEE iLOPMENT
ON T RArJS PORT.ATiON
FACILITIES C FiN
BE MITIGATED B.
COOPERATP.E EFFORTROF
THE PULiBLIC AND PRRi ATE
" SECTORS,'TO BE KNOWN
AS THE PROPORTIONATE
FAIR-SHARE PROGRAM;
PROVIDING FINDINGS
IF FACT PROCDING t
GENERAL REQUIREMFITi..
S FR i'. iDi Cli- F R F .
iriTERGF RC ERNr, IE fTAL
C 0 0 R D 1 li A I 1 0 i,
PROVIDING FOR AN
APPLICATION PROCESS
AND i FORMULA
FOP DETERFIN1fliG
PROPOPTIONATE F-AIR
SHARE OBLiGATIONS.
PRO\ IDiNG FOR
PROPORTiONATE SHARE
M.GREEI.IENTS AND
APPROPRiATIONi OF -
FAIR SHARE RE'IENUEiL.
PROt.iDINE- FOR CROP'I
i U R I 5 D I C T i OrI A L
iMfPACTtS. PRO\TDING FOR
SEVERABILIIT' PROCI.iiTjG
FOR Al[ EFFECTfj-T DATE
All interestal parJes are
Sin;Ited t, aerr,,d eaid be heard
C:-pies .:-.f a'd Ordinance are
Sor, lie at the .:.tfi:e of thie :in .
Clerk and may be-inspected by .
the public during normal work-
ing houw
CiTV CCOM lMISFiOri OF THE
CIr. OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA .

BY:
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest:
Clerk
Pubbsh tio ember 16, 2006

DOCUMENT 00100
INVITATION FOR BID

SBidt for furuashuir. all labor
materalJs equipmen., 'and ser-
'ices required for the Woirk
krm: n ac Ro'rig. Bornai
Ha ara *s \.eesanitchka. FIonda
will be recet-ed unul u10 00 AMi
]':cal time on 30 Nouember.
2006 at the ot,:e oc the Hou:ing .
Auuonri iP HAi iridJicared bel',o
At Lrus rtime anrd place all bidIs
reca.ed n-ih be pubbLcl opened
and read al]ud.
Without lorce arid ee:ect c-r.
the Bidding Documents and the
prop,.sed Contract Documents.


the work required is briefly
described as: Partial moderniza-
tion of ninety-four (94) Dwelling
Units and seven (7) Non-Dwelling
Buildings located on the sites
known as FL 15-5A & FL 15-5B
(Bonifay, FL), FL 15-10 (Havana,
FL) and FL 15-13A (Elderly) &
FL 15-13B (Wewahitchka, FL).
The work consists of re-roofing
with asphalt shingles including
associated removal of existing
roofing, carpentry, flashing and
sheet metal work, and ridge
vents.
The work required is
fully described in the Bidding
Documents consisting of
the Project Manual and the
Drawings.
Proposed Contract forms,
Drawings and Project Manual
are on file in the office of the PHA
and the Architect, TOMBERLIN
ASSOCIATES, INC., 1145
Hightower Trail, Suite 200,
Atlanta, Georgia 30350, tele-
phone (770) 552-2040. Bidding
Documents may be obtained by
providing a NONREFUNDABLE
payment of $60.00 per set of
Documents to the Architect. /
No partial sets will be issued.
Checks should be made payable
to the Architect and mailed to
the above address. Information
regarding this Project, including
a list of the Plan Holders, can
be viewed on the Architect's web
site: www.TomberlinAssociates.
com.
Each bid shall include
Bid Guarantee in an amount
equal to five percent of the Bid.
Provide as a certified check or
bank draft payable to the PHA;
U.S. Government Bonds, or as
a properly executed Bid Bond
with surety acceptable to the
PHA. A Surety Company exe-
cuting the Bid Bond must be
authorized to transact business
in the Project State, and must
appear on the most current U.S.
Treasury Department's Circular
No. 570. The successful bidder
is required to provide satisfac-
tory Performance and Payment
Bonds prior to execution of the
Agreement.
Refer to provisions for equal
employment opportunities and
payment of not less than mini-.
mum salaries and wages indi-
cated in'the Project Manual.
Each bid shall include THE
SIGNED ORIGINAL AND TOW
CONFORIIED COPIES of the.
following:
1. A properly executed Bid
Form.
2. A properly executed Bid
Guarantee.
3. A properly executed Non-
Collusive Affidavit.
4. A full completed Form
HUD-5369-A, "Representations,
Certifications and Other
Statements of Bidders".
Small businesses and
minority firms are urged to sub-
mit proposals. Certifications as
a Minority-business Enterprise
(or number of partners, share-
holders, employees who are
members of minority classifica-
tion or are women) should be
included in the Bid proposal.
Refer to Articles 38, 39, and 40
of The General Conditions.
The PHA reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, and
to waive irregularities and for-
malities. in the bidding. No bids
may be withdrawn for a period
of sixty days subsequent to the
opening of bids without PHA
consent.
NorthwestFloridaRegional
Housing Authority
Post Office Box 218 (5302
Brown Stfreet
Graceville, Florida,
32440-0218

Publish: November 16 & 23,
2006'

FLOOD PLAINS AND.
WETLANDS
EARLY PUBLIC NOTICE


DATE: November 16, 2006

RECIPIENT: Gulf County .

ADDRESS: 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

CONTACT: Dr,n Burer Chr,,
Administrator

Gulf County, Flobrida is con-
-sidering extending the potable
eater lines it.:- the Oier:Lreer
Cor.r-immutr h.oKinr LIp the
resi',idntrS iii; ,-L r. t'- area, anr-i
inrsallaJng a b-t..rter pu.p asr.-
LJu anrid after r sro.rage !'a-:i-
ity on the potable water line
bein-, extended t. the oC, erstreet
Colrriuni'.u, as pant .:l' a Small
Ciie. Co.,mmunir, De elkpmeni
Block Granr rieilahprh,,od
Reitali-auJon Projiect n portion
l the pr.:iject -dJ te tl.cated
in the 100 year flood plain.
The activities include extend-
ing the-potable water lines,.
, aler r,,,k-up arid instta.ling
a ba,:,-rer pump uaLJOr, ard
narer 'r-tra5e i'aci.., Gull
C.:unr. .. interested in discu..e
ing aJtermati'e to trru prore.:t
and ec uri&,g public : perception%
cf posr.ible adverse impacts
thear c.',iud re. lJr i.r, the pro,
ecr ,and p.:.tible m nimirzaurr.
measure' Please -end it-I-
ren ,comnmenr to- D.:.r Butler,
Chief Administrator, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Written
comments will be receded until
December 2-. 2006.
Publish: November 16, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COUIT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

COLONIAL NATIONAL
MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF
COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A.
Plaintiff,
vs. CASENO. 06-381-CA

LORRAINE WILDER F/
K/A LORRAINE THOMAS
MILLS, PERSONAL -
REPRESENTATIVE FOR
THE ESTATE OF LORETTA
THiiOMAlS DECEASED.
LiNKNIJli HEIRS. DEiliEES.
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF LORETTA
THOMAS, DECEASED; -
LORRAfiE WILDER F, k A
LORRAINE THOMAS .-1ILLS.
HEIR, IF L UlliG. iNCLUDiiNG
AMrO ULikNOWTi SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED


DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;

Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF LORETTA
THOMAS, DECEASED;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH,. UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is
unknown.
TO: LORRAINE WILDER F/
K/A LORRAINE THOMAS MILLS,
HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
QTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S); Whose last
known residence is:
2504 STEEL STREET
OPELIKA, AL 36804
TO: UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Whose
residence is:
123 BRIDGEPORT LANE
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
YOU ARE HEREBY required
to file your answer or written
defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a. copy
thereof upon the plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose name and address
appears hereon, within thirty
days of the first publication of
this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for fore-
.closure of mortgage against the
l fli.:,r -;n .d :.:ribedi property, to

LOT 18, BRIDGEPORT
WOODMERE PHASE II,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
123 BRIDGEPORT LANE
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
If you fail to file your answer
or written defenses in the above
proceeding, on plaintiffs attor-
ney, a default -will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint'or
Petition.
DATED at GULF County this
2nd day of November, 2006.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish November 9 & 16, 2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
America's Mini-Storage and
Office Complex gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent
that
Storage Unit B-34
at 141 Commerce Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, will be
opened November 20, 2006 and
merchandise sold if rent is not
bronehIt 'p to date.
r'uti.sr, ri,Acbe.-r 9:& 16, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.

CASE NO. 06-82 PR

IN PROBATE

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

LUNN3ETTE H. GIBSON,

DECEASED.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The admin :irai:.n of
Lhe etate ,of Li.,iiiEPTLE. H
GCtBSOl. dece.ed File Nh'umber
'.,6- .2 PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate, Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courlhou..e 10,'0 Cecil G.
C.-rt_.rn, r Boule'.ad,. Porn St.
.Jo.e FL 324'-6 The name and
.address of ire per-onaJ rep-
resentative and that personal r
represeriadti 's an.:,met are ieC
fo rh below
I'ALL INTERESTED
'PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the de-eadent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this.
notice is sened within thiee
,r.r,i a alter the date *I the first
pubhl:a'non ,:of' rus riu -ae m.a-t
file heir claim .,-,r. rJais Cturn
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THiS NOTICE OR THiRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COP', OF THiS NOTICE
ONJ THEM
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons 'having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their c claims with this Court
WiT Hi N THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF. THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
9, 2006

/s/ Thomas S. Gibson
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RjSH, GIB0SN. SCHOLZ &
CGROC. PA
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583

/s/ Benjamin M. Gibson
BENJAMIN M. GIBSON
2101 Constitution Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish November 9 & 16, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF


Public Notices


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 16, 2006 5(


Gulf County Board

County Commission






M e eti.ng Minues
-.I- .e*I..


FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY

IN RE: The estate of
CASE NO. 06-80-PR
RAYPHAEL LENN TULL

IN PROBATE
deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

The administration of the
estate of Rayphael Lenn Tull,
deceased, File Number 06-80-
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 petitioner and
that petitioner's attorney are' set
forth below.

ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:,

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
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL.
BE FOREVER BARRED.
I The date of the first publica-'
tion of this Notice is November
9, 2006.

PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A
116.Sailors Cdve Drive
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO. 0037915

DARRELL TULL
:.164 East Morgan
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PETITIONER
Publish November 9 & 16, 2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
PROPOSALS
BID #0607-05

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed proposals from
any person, company, or cor-
porauorn tter -reed in providing
the L.: ng

Dispatch Map Display
System and Base Map
Development

Specifications may be
obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
C.:.:tin Sr.,-Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FlonaOa 32456, (850) 229-6112.
,Any ques-.:,re regdadirg this
bid should be dire--ted to E9-1-
-1 Coordinator Ben Guthrie at
(850) 229-9111.
Piuese ,.ndjcac on rme eeni.
S:pe rJtal hi'i is a SEALED BID
the BID NUMBER jnd A hr th.e
BID .5 for The original bid
plus three (3) copies should
be included.
Bidt edi be recetied urnl]
Friday, r. ember I- 2.i06 t
5-00 pm E T at the Ofl.: o0f
Ste Clerk of Cour-, 'u1000 Cecd
G Coutr,. Sr Biao Port S.t
c Flnorda 456
S Bds ..J-iI tc opened at this
aam-e :,:anrion .,r. Monday,
rotember 2.' :':'"06 at 10:00
a m -, T ,
The Board re-eres the
rghr to reject any a.nd all t ,d-
rec:ened

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Isl Carmen L. McLemore,
Chairman

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk .
Publish: November 9 & 16,
'2006 ,
Ad n2006. 122

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID F0607-06

The Gulf County Board of
.County Commissioners will
'.receive sealed bids from any
person, company,-or corpora-
non interested in providing the
following:
(1) One- 80'x 80' 14'Pre.
Engineered Metal Building
Bid price it include debi-
e- ard the deter, date must
be specified. Liquidated dam-
ages of $25.00 per day will be
assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered
Spetiitatrons may be
obtained from the Office of the
: Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costi,. Sr Bld Pen St Joe,
Flonda 32456, (550) 229'.6112
An; que.so-.:.rn. regard-ng uhis bid
should be dua'ectled to Ot'eretreet
Fire Chief JoELnnr Mire at 1|'3i |
22946821
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a SEALED BID,
the BID NUMBER, and what
the BID is for. The original bid
plus three (3) copies should be
included.
Bids will be received until
Friday, November 17, 2006 at
5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids *ill be opened at tNht
same locauton or Mondaye
November 20, 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
Isl Carmen L. McLemore,
Chairman

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Publish: November 9 & 16,
2006
Ad #2006-123


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 22, 2006
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf'County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular 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 McFar-
land, Deputy Clerk Kari Sum-
mers, 'Clerk Finance Officer
Carla Hand, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Chamber of Commerce Director
Sandra Chafin, E.D.C. Director
Alan McNair, Emergency Man-
agement/911 Coordinator Ben
Guthrie, Grant Writer Loretta
Costin, Gulf County E.M.S. Di-
rector Shane McGuffin, Hu-
man Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Planner David Richard-
son, Assistant Road Department
Superintendent Chris Wood,
and Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 6:01
p.m., E.T.
Rev. Mike Evans opeAed the
meeting with prayer, and Major
Nugent led, the Pledge of Alle-
giance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
ir.:.ntn,. and it passed unani-
mously.

1.. Minutes -' July 24,
2006 Budget Meeting
July 26, 2006 Budget
Meeting
-.August 2, 2006 Budget
Meeting -
August 8, 2006 Regular
Meeting

2. Agreement St. Jo-
seph Peninsula Erosion Control
Project (#2006-7) St. Joseph
Peninsula Erosion Control Proj-
ect Geo-Technical Investigation
Phase H Scope of Work.

3. Appointment -
P.D.R.B. (Brad Bailey)

4. Bid Rejection -
#0506-24 Lobbying Services

5. Budget : Amend-
mentr ererar.:' Seice Officer
li l :';" '-''

6. Easement Mimosa
Subdivision (Drainage Ditch)

7. Grant Agreement
Administration Services -
C.D.B.G. Neighborhood Revi-
talization Overstreet Water
1stem it106DB-89-09-32-01-
r135) L.. Dept. of the Inte-
rior Fish and Wildlife Service -
Beach Liehdng (#401816G073
I ,. I : ) .

8. Grant Application
FL Dept. of Agriculture and
Consumer Seri-ce: Du..,n-, ofi
Foresrr, Fire PTetento:,n Mla-
renaJc I-.'eLtppo Valunteer Fire
Depsn.ner~ni

9 ire entry Emer-
gency Management i(. nik n0.
209)

S ,10. InT oi.:e i ,*ge ..,
I'r Heath, Care Adimrustua-
non Medicaid IMat, t0itl, *
$'5,59 -1. to be paid from
Account ,51462-34 l001- Ba\
Mecaoal Centr H HCRA
Iu06o'07206.35 82- 72
i :6 i4500u ':,2 'u i,'.9 6
06150si.2:4 $6...'.04 to be
paid from Accounrt Ea.1462-
31500) .
MRD Associates, Inc Ero-
sion Control (Pruiec.t 0f6.-210 5
#601 i-4.S8 .4 Protect
#05-2106 n602 1,94 i3.5 74
/ Project i'05.-210 2 a60:'4
1,216 4 3 to be paid from Ac-
count P431.37-310001
Preble-Rish, Inc.- N.R.C.S.
Road Paving, Projects, (#64769
$1,942.40 to: be paid from Ad-
.count #40341-31000)

11. Permit Parcel ID
#01579-152R (Building / Plan-
ning)

12.. Purchase Reque't
Public Wcrks To (2) Jonri
Deere 15' Rotary Cutter Flex
Wing Mowers to be. purchased
through State
Contract
Public Works One (1)
Lowboy Trailer to be purchased
through State Contract

(End)

AWARD BID #0506-26 /
AUDIT FIRM

Audit Review Committee
Chairman Shirley Jenkins ap-
peared before the Board and
discussed that the committee
has reviewed and ranked the
bids. She reported that Thom-
as, Howell and Ferguson, PA/
Keith L. Jones, CPA scored 510
.points, and that Carr, Riggs and
Ingram, LLC scored 550 points.
Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Clerk Finance Offi-
cer Hand stated that there was a
total of 600 points that could be
scored. Upon inquiry by Chair-
man McLemore, Richard McKin-
ney, of Carr, Riggs and Ingram,
LLC, appeared before the Bpard
and discussed that they cur-
rently have many clients in this
area. Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the scoring system and
that they are looking for the most
-'qualified company. Mike Scott,
Manager of Carn, Riggs and In-
gram, LLC, appeared before the
Board and discussed that they
have many clients in this area,


they are planning to open an
office in Port St. Joe within the
next twelve months, and hire
employees from this area. Keith
L. Jones appeared before the
Board and discussed that his
firm is located in Port St. Joe
and that he also employees two
local people in his firm. He stat-
ed that he is in partnership with
Thomas, Howell and Ferguson
from Tallahassee. Chairman
McLemore passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Williams and
motioned to rank Thomas, How-
ell and Ferguson and Keith L.
Jones, CPA #1 for audit services.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed 4 to
1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no. Chairman Williams
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner McLemore.

RESOLUTION BID #0506-25
/ E.S.U. FINANCING
County Attorney McFar-
land read a proposed resolution
authorizing the issuance of a
promissory note by title. Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
adopt the following-titled reso-
lution. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-28

A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS (the "GOVERNING
BODY") OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA (the "ISSUER") AU-
THORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF A PROMISSORY NOTE (the
"NOTE") OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA NOT TO EXCEED
$43,376.00; PROVIDING FOR
THE SECURITY AND REPAY-7
MENT OF THE NOTE; MAKING
PROVISIONS FOR THE RIGHTS,
SECURITIES AND REMEDIES
OF THE OWNER OF THE
NOTE; MAKING CERTAIN COV-
ENANTS AND AGREEMENTS
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH;
PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS
AND DETAILS OF SUCH BOR-
ROWING AND THE FORM OF
THE NOTE EVIDENCING THE
SAME; AUTHORIZING THE SO-
LICITATION OF BIDS AND THE.
NEGOTIATED SALE OF SAID
NOTE; PROVIDING CERTAIN
FINDINGS IN CONNECTION-
WITH THE ISSUANCE OF THE
NOTE; AND PROVIDING FOR.
OTHER HATTERS IN CONNEC-
TifOr T H-ERE.WITH

*Complete Resolution on file
with Clerk*

F.R.D.A.P. GRANT -
HIGHLAND VIEW PARK

Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed a proposed FR.D.A.P.
SGrai .a.Fi:ad.:in for the.High-
land ..er Parl. CountyAttorney
McFarland then read a proposed
resolution authorizing the sub-
mission of an application. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
adopftthe following-titled resolu-
tion. Commissioner Traylor sec-
O..rded ire m-:,-,:.rn ari -d pa-]ed


RESOLUTION NO. 2006-29

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZ-
ING THE SUENBiF5iOrj OF .l i
APPLICATIO. N FOR THE FLOFR-
DA PRECREsTiON L DE',1 ELOP-
MIEN[iT ,SSIST.kliCE. PROGRAM,
IFRDAPI TO THE FLORID. DE-
PARTM.IENT OF EfNVIRO1iMEN-
STAL PROTECTION FOR FED
- ERAL FISCAL \YE.R u20t'. 2,05.

"Complete Resolunrjor on file
a"tLh ClertL

BOND GAS TAX/ROAD
PAVING

Co.tur Artomer, .' cFar-
la.nd requested permcJ.toon for
the Chairman i to sig the en-
gagement lerter for the gac te.\
bo.-d faith BraratL, Miller and
COi e C commissioner Williams
mourned to appro,.e this rec-
ommendation. Co-mmrissiorner
Barnes seconded rhe moon.
andit passed unanimously.

COURTHOUSE ROOF / BID
'0506-27

Chief Administrator Butler
requested permission* to e tend
the deadline for receiving bids
on the Courthouse Roof project
i-u a September 1,-2006. Com-
Smss.oner Barine motioned to
approve this ;request. Commis-
sibner 'Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed. unani-
mously.

WILLIS LANDING ROAD

Chiuef Admiruscrator Butler
recommendoa that tie Board
make a formal request to D.E.P.
for a thirty-day extension for
the Willi LanLding Road project
Commissioner Tradl:r n-u..aned
to approete ius renommenda.
tion.- Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

BEACH RENOURISHMENT

Chief Administrator Butler
requested permission for the
Chairman to sign the D.E.P.
Agreement for $3 million for
beach restoration. Commission-
er Barnes motioned to approve
this recommendanon Commis-
sioner Wuiliams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.

STONE MILL CREEK ROAD ,
Chief Administrator But-
ler recommended the Chair-'
man sign a proposed contract
change order, in. the amount of
$811,208.00, on-the Stone Mill
Creek Road project. Upon in-
quiry by Chairman McLemore,
Chief Administrator Butler stat-
ed this is one hundred percent
grant funded. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve this


recommendation, and proceed
with the project. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

ROAD BOND PROJECTS
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the Board needs
to submit a list of the roads and
projects for the road bond. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that the Americus Avenue ditch
is the main watershed for the
Beaches area. Chief Adminis-
trator Butler stated that he met
with the environmental engi-
neers on the Americus Avenue
ditch project, and they will be
able to obtain a permit for this
project. He also stated that
there needs to be some survey
work done before they proceed
with the engineers. Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to
proceed with the survey work.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously..

INSURANCE HEALTH
SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the H.S.A. plan, stat-
ing that this .would be a fifteen
percent savings, and it would be
a deductible option for each em-
ployee. Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve the H.S.A.
Insurance plan for the County.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.

AWARD BID #0506-29A 10'
SINGLE WING MOWER,
Upon recommendation by
Assistant Road Department
.Superintendent Wood,' Com-
missioner Williams motioned
to award Bid #0506-29A (for a
10' single wing mower) to J.D.
Swearingen Equipment Compa-
ny, -in the amount of $9,794.00
(only bid). Commissioner Barnes
seconded the. motion, 'arid .it
passed unanimously.

AWARD BID #0506-29B 15'
DOUBLE WING MOWER -
.Upon recommendation by
Assistant Road Department
, Superintendent Wood, Com-
mrrus a. er Williams motioned
to award Bid #0506-29B (for" a
15' double wing mower) to J.D.
Swearingen Equipment Compa-
ny, intJ-.e anouinr -i % i 1.974 '00
(only bidi C-.:.mmrruis-:rner Barnes
seconded ne rj.mo..nc arid
passed irnari, anu ;il.

AWARD BID #0506-28A ONE
NEW ,, TON SHORT WHEEL :
BASE TRUCK
Upon re :.nmmenrctiaor,n ,
Az -,%Ltar t R.oad Department
5 u -irntendenirt te--cd. Commi-
io:-ner Peter. motioned to: ward
Bid nf0'06-2, A ':f-r a nee torn
ihont 'heel ba-ie pickup truck
R- R:,bert Hu,ron Ford u-in the
eim -.unit .:l' I: -" : '- II'.- Did-
*1. 1- C Or, il: r.. i- All iam S
see-:-rde-d Ithe .rr, o.:o f'r discu:-
':,nr After djcu;-ionr, the mo-
nun passed i unaramouet,

AWARD BID B0506.28B ONE
NEW FORD SUPERCAB OR
EQUIVALENT 4X4 TRUCK
ipon reommen daucn b,'
A ~itiiant Road Department
Su.perntendenrt Wood. Com-
mlse,oner Peters moroned to
ai aid Bid i.,5,,6.-28B IBfor a ne..
20,' or 20d.16 Ford supercab or
equiCaJent 4x4 truckl to Robert
Huwson Fora., n the amount of
$17 53600 (Ila bidder) Com-
in': stoner Barnes seconded the
mc.uoEr, for discussion. After
di:cuasion. the moon passed
uriarimoustl,
Upon mquio by Tom Ku-
nJ:ke;, regarding beach raking
.hen the besacr' l not dirr,.
Chiel Administrator Butler stat-
ed that this icfor rut remomaj.
-nid required bi U S Fish and
idd-lid'e to remove 'the ruts on "
tHe beacon Ian late in the da\ as
p',silt-lel durnnF r-ure neaune
season

AWARD BID FLORIDA
ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES/
AMBULANCE
Upon recommendanon:'S-b
Gulf Court n E M S Diredlor
,McGuffin,. C'ommss,oner Tray-
for mouc.ned to purchase a ne,.
ambulance through the Flonda
tisoecation of Counties Bid from
Medic Master, r. be paid with the
SLate Erant finds Commission-
er Peters secondea uie motion.
and ,t passed ur arunmously

WHITE CITY WATER
Courrmdsioner Willama dis-
cussed a bodi after nouce for
the Whte City area due to lo -
pressure in the lines He stated
that it had been properly ac-
Lermred. but a iot of residents
tere not auare of the problem
unni several dao. later Comrn-
missioner Williams stated that
he has had a meeting with Mar-
shallJJ Nelson, Ben Guthne and
Lee \irncent regarding a ss stem
for notficatan to the public He
discussed that the Board cannot
piggy-back with the City of Port
St Joe because they have al-
ready entered into an agreement
with the Compan.. but Com-
missioner WilliaDms stated that
during the nert ear the Board
needs to consider splitting the
cost of this system with the City,
of Port St Joe. n the amount of
$10,000 00.

COUNTY LOGO
Beverly Mount-Douds, of the
Gulf County Genealogical Soci-
ety, appeared before the Board
and requested permission to use
Jhe Counn Logo for a new book
corning out in September 2007
.called Gulf County) stating nt
tall be a picturaJ of Gull'Count
Commissioner Peters motiotted
to allow the County Logo to be
used in this book.Commission-
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

Will be continued...


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Services


Clayton Concrete, Inc
Concrete Construction
House Fondations Driveways
Sidewalks Patios
Serving Gulf & Franklin Counties for 15 years
653-7352

229-6525


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Major Appliance,
Parts, Repair, Sales
232 Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850)229-8040
cell 850-527-8086

Remodeling & Addilions
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FIBERGLASS BATTS BLOWN CELLULOSE WALLS & ATTIC
OFFICE CELL


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
We now accept all major credit cards
Free estimates Established 1991
Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired
Licensed and Insured


ST. JOE
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* Commercial *Industrial
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Kilgore's
A M BRICK PAVERS
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Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850) 229-1980
Fax: (850) 229-1981
Free Estimates
Where top quality and customer
satisfaction meet! l
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe


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


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APPLIANCE REPAIR
SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


4k CARPENTRY
PAINTING -
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows Screen Porches
Deck Maintenance Plumbing Repair
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668

Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with

RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors
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24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
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Commercial
Termite & Pest
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STermile seatments Restaurant
* Motel Flea Control* Condominiums
Household Pest Control -Ne Tremamente
Real Eslate (WDO) Repots Constiuclion Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
[ FAMILY OWNED
f PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
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HandyMan
You Name It
'ill Fix It
850-648-9531
850-624-4182 cell
"Let the Beauty of our God be
upon us & establish the work
of our hands"


Performance
PAINTING
OF GULF COUNTY, INC.
Licensed and Insured *
Residential, New or Existing Homes,
Small Commercial, Epoxy Floors, Metal Buildings

"Big jobs or small jobs."
"Let us bring your home to life."
OWNER: Paul Rushing
Mobile: 850-227-5910
Office: 850-827-1888
Lots of References
FREE ESTIMATES


IICRC Certified
Cleaning Specialist
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CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
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R THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified General Appraiser
License#RZ-2783
Broker License#BK532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, L
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty .
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Established 1938 Servina Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years


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PErS & ANIMALS
2100 Pets
2110 Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
Supplies
2140 Pets/Livestock
Wanted





Dogs & Cats
For Sale?


There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of
selling.
Please research Flori-
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs
and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.



2110


10o-.
Free Kittens (4), fixed with
shots, some bob tails,
need good homes, call
340-0262 cell


Chimney Cleaning
& Repairs.
32 yrs Exp. Call 785-3941
HELLO!
Looking for someone to
clean your house' or your
office. Honest & Reliable.
Reasonable rates & good
references. See you Soon!
Done 227-9363/ 527-7707


3230 |1 3230 474100 4100 1

Big Yard Sale! Pt. St Joe Drivers Trades
512 9th STREET Yard Sale AN HVAr
SSATURDAY8am-12N. Sat 8am-1 pm EARN AS YOU General
MERCHANDISE Garage Sale 1905 Juniper 201 21st St. LEARN The City of (E
3100- Antiques Ave. SATURDAY, 8-1pm. Pt. St. Joe Career! Mexico Beach MEXIC
3110 Appliances Children, men & women 2,Family Yard England Transport is currently accepting ap-
3120- Arts & Crafts clothes-all sizes, toys, lots now offers plications for the full time $$ HII
3130 Auctions of misc items. Sale On-the-job CDL Training position of Utility Service
3140 Baby Items Sat Nov 18 from No credit check Worker 1. This position is Top Pa
3150 Building Supplies Garage Sale- FRI. 4pm to 8-Noon No co-signers located the Street Depart- fits, Va
3160- Business 8pm, SAT. 7am to 1pm. 191 Barbara Dr. No down payment! ment. Starting salary is 401K.
3170 Equipment 105 Mimosa Ave., behind (Ward Ridge) Toll-Free $22,297 annually with ben- Keith
310 -Co llectibles old hospital. Christimas Men, Women, Teen ap- 1-866-619-608 efits. Applications will be S
3190 Electronics arts & crafts, many yard parel and footwear (like accepted at Mexico Beach (
3200 Firewood sale items, furniture, More. new); home decor, bed- Drivers City Hall, .118 N. 14th KLC is
3210 Free Pass it On room ensembles, accent Street, until Monday, No- Min
3220 Furniture furnishings, Christmas de- member 21, 2006, 4:00 enc
3230 Garage/Yard Sales Huge 3 Family cor, toys (air hokey game Driver Trainees .m.for more information
3240 Guns Yard Sale! table) etc. Rain will cancel. NEEDED NOW! please call 850-648-5700, Trades
3250 Good Things to Eat 2001 Long Ave Werner needs entry level Troy Williams. The City of
3260 Health & Fitness t LAve semi drivers. No exp. Mexico Beach is a
3270- Jewelry/Clothing Sat Nov 18 8am-? required. 'Avg $36K 1st yr! Drug-Free work place and
3280 Machinery/ 3250 60% home nightly/weekly. is an EEOC provider. CA
Equipment CDL training in your area. NE
3290 Medical Equipment Huge Barn Sale! Every1-866-280-5309
3300 Miscellaneous Friday & Saturday 8-3pm. 31866-2805309 Fo
3310- Musical Instruments Hwy 22, 2 miles W of Me
S3320 Plants & Shrubs/ Wewa. Follow Signs. Huge General H Applica
Supplies building materials, old LIVE Health care own tr
3330 Restaurant/Hotel tools, some collectables, BLUE CRABS Collections/ Ger -Care Assisted Li have e
3340 Sporting Goods antiques, You name it, we Call 227-8579 Colections! Geri-Care Assisted Living depend
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) got it. Call for more info., Customer Svc. in Mexico Beach has thequality
850-639-6637 Great pay in exchange for following job opening, Hir- Gq
I hard work. Collection exp. ing immediately. Part time r
a huge +, but will train resident Care Tech, day CALL
Huge Rummage Sale! 3300 highly motivated person, shift. 7am til 7pm every
S 3230 Benefits PSJ HS Soccer Fast paced environment. other weekend (Sat. & 85
Team Gautier Memorial Cash Paid For high energy level needed. Sun). We will train the right
Drive, near the Centennial Used Dish Network In Pt. St. Joe Call 229-1520 person. Specialized train-
Bidg, FRI and SAT, 8am-? (NOT DIRECTV) ing and degrees not req. If
Satellite boxes interested please call Kim
Mexico Beach 422 Arizon (Not Dishes) McFarlend, Administrator,
Giant Dr (Off 15th St) Sat Nov Have model number ready at 647-4000. We are an Trades
Rummage Sale .18th, 7am-?CT, misc (866) 642-5181 Ext 1142 EOE.
Downtown PJ cornerof household & sports ----- General Healthcare Ex
Williams and 3rd St. during
Christmas on the Coast. Moving Sat. 211 Bay St., Resort Vacation HEALTHCARE Grea
Sponsored by the Junior St. Joe Beach, SAT., Nov ( Properties of AUDITOR Call8-
Service League. Proceeds 18th, 7am-11am. RAIN or SGI, Inc.
to benefit decoration of SHINE! Lots of furniture, Local Company seeking a Trades/
children's rooms for first children/women clothing, ortunities await motivated team layer. Po-
habitat for humanity home, toys, & household goods. Great opportun tacti sition requiresd te plaroficiency TrP-
IndividUal Vendor Boothsyou at the largest vacation sition requires proficiency r
available call 227-1111 for Pt St. Joe EMPLOYMENT rental company on St. inExcel, alongwith excel- T
an appiable cation or mll 227-1111 fore George Island. Join our lent reading and writing h
info. Donation of sale4100 Help Wanted winning team in one of the skills. Experience in hospi-
items and monetary contri- Yard Sale 4110 Restaurants/Clubs following positions: tal billing/coding is a plus. with co
buttons appreciated. Re- Sat 8am-? 4120- Sales/Telemarketing Drug Free Workplace and boirers
buttons appreciated. Re- Sat 8am-? 9l o rki *Quality Assurance EOE. Interested applicants tied Tr
freshments and our new 1307 Marvin e 4130- Employment -Quality Assurance EOE. interested applicants fled Tr
1307 Marvin Ave Information Coordinators should mail resume to: $12.00/
cookbook, Thyme in Port, -Independent Contracted Human Resources
will be available for sale. Cleaning Crews PO Box 14165 Stop
Great Christmas Giftll! Dec Incorrect InsertionPolicy Front Desk Clerks Mexico Beach, FL 32410 65
2nd, 8 am til? For Classified Administrative Assistant ROOFERS to

S,. In-column Advertisers Exper.preferred, but will Griffi
We offer a great benefits train. Call 850-229-6859.
S' All ads placed by phone are read back to the adver- package to full time em-
tiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will as- ployees or you may join us
sume correctness' at the time of the read-back proce- on a part time basis to Flowers Ba
dure unless otherwise informed, supplement your current ofTh lle

Please Apply inpersontodayat: r i
125 Gulf Beach Drive West
St. George Island, FL


Your ad TAKE CHARGE
OF YOUR REAL
A Taste of Honey ESTATE CAREER
College girls only Advertisers are requested to check the advertise- ESTATE CAREEFs
850-785-0016 ment on the first Insertion for correctness. Errors Call today for a
should be reported immediately.Codal are
To Place An Ad The News Herald will not be responsible for more interview eeae odpoi
in The Times than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for a expense
Classified any error in advertisements to a greater extent than 850-229-9310
Call the cost of the space occupied by the error. .Euy ns
(850) 747-5020 Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti- Brian Neubauer
or tutes a new ad and new charges. 420 Reid Ave., Port St Joe For more information, call Jo
1 (800) 345-8688 The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of Neubauer 800/226-2429
__ANY ad under any classification. n Real Estate, Inc.


4100


C Mechanics
& Helpers
(perienced)
ANAMA CITY &
O BEACH AREAS)
RING BONUS $$
ly, Excellent Bene-
cation/Holiday Pay,
Lawson Company
teven Stamps
850) 251-5925
an EOE/AAE/DFWP
norify Applicants
'ourage to apply



TRIM
%RPENTERS
EEDED ......
r Port St. Joe &
xico Beach area
ints must provide
ansportation, must
experience, must be
able and provide
work.
great pay for the
ight applicant.
L Trimmasters LLC
Lenny Collins
0-814-0166 OR
850-648-5937





p Pipe Fitters
at Benefits & Pay.
Miller's Plumbing
36-4622, Tallah, FL.
General

affic Signal
ichnicians
K Laborers
instruction exp. La-
- $9.00/hour; Certii-
affic Technicians -
hour and up
by our PC office at
509 Highway 22
7a & 4p Mon. Fri.
II out application.
n Traffic Signals -
850-871-5119


I 4130 |
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quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
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account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.
$500 $1000 Cash Daily!
Simply returning phone
calls. Not a job, not MLM.
No selling, no explaining.
Call NOW! 1-888-
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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
General
Secret Shoppers Earn up
to $150/day. Undercover
shoppers needed to judge
retail and dining establish-
ments. Experience not re-
quired. Call 800-504-7088
POSTAL & GOV'T JOB
INFO FOR SALE?

caution

You NEVER have to pay
for information about
federal or postal jobs. If
you see a job
"guarantee", contact the
FTC.
The Federal Trade Com-
mission
is America's consumer
protection agency.
www.ftc.gov/jobscams
1-877-FTC-HELP
A public service
message from the FTC
and The News Herald
Classified Advertising
Department
Reliable Home Typist
Needed Immediately! $430
part time, $825+ full time.
Guaranteed! Simple Data
Entry. Make Own Sched-
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1-800- 360-1272.
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Looking for Serious Prof-
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Opportunities
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may be rMulliit.iei mar-
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do not recommend giv-
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over the phone. Always
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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-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals


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 until. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.

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

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8BC THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006


1 br, 1 ba 1508'/V2 Long
Ave. in Port St. Joe. No
pets. $485/mo.+ dep. Ap-
plication and references
required. Call 850-
229-6825

Adult Living in Mexico
Bch. 2 br, 2 ba unfurnished
duplex. Front and back
porch. No pets. $650/mo.
850- 648-4377.

Gulf Haven 2, 606 Hwy
9, Mexico Beach. 1 br, 1
ba Apt. $775mo included
utilities, $600 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty 850-648-4400

Port St. Joe, 13th & Long,
2,br.1 ba, W&D, long term,
clean & nice, $650 mo.+ 1
month dep. 850-227-9154.

Surf & Sands 30-2, 102 S.
30 St. 2 br, 2 ba Apt.
$650mo + utilities, $650
Deposit,. $30 application
fee. Bluewater Realty
850-648-4400



6120



2-. br, 1 ba MH 118
Narvaez St. $495/mo +
deposit. Application and
references required. No
pets. Call 850-229-6825




3cbr, 2 ba 124 Narvaez St.
St. Joe Beach. No bets.
,700'm'on- + dep. Applica-
tion and references re-
quired. Call 850-229-6825

Affordable Snow bird spe-
cial. Beach house Trailer
comrpleiely renovated &
immarn.ulaie 1 br. Does not
loop i e a trailer inside.
DD/W,.W/D. new stove, fur-
nrisred bedrn-i, Dinning rm,
ci..e t:o H.ghland View
boa ramrp Nonsmoking
$6.5 mo. 9541-815-1696


3 br, 1 ba. 1307 Long Ave
Unfurn. Fenced yard, close
to town. Immaculate!.
$800mo 770-3737-0432 or
770-554-5785 evenings
Long term rental.
4 br 2 ba TH with pool lo-
cated in Mexico Beach,
$1200mo, 850-229-8667 or
850-527-7525
208-A 8th St., Port St.
Joe. 2 br, 2 % Ba
Townhome. $695 mo +
utilities, $350 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400
Carr's #8, 4478 Hwy 98,
St. Joe Shores. 2 br, 1Y
ba Townhome fully fur-
nished. $1000 mo + utili-
ties, $1000 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400
Coronado #3, 7314 U.S.
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. 2
Br, 11/ Ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
water. $850 mo + utilities,
$850 Deposit $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,
850-648-4400
Coronado #4, 7318 U.S.
Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach. 2
br, 1/2 ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
water. $800 mo + utilities,
$800 Deposit, $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,
850-648-4400

-?VV
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
1, 2, & 3 br
furn & unfurn houses, in
Port St Joe, 850-229-6777


6110 7126130


7100 1I
3 br, 2 ba, 2300sf, irriga- 2 acre
tion system, new roof, near city wa
all conveniences, $298K. to
Call 850-832-2040 850-63


2 br, 457 Madison St. In
Oak Grove; close to town
& St. Joe Bay.Call 850
227-7800



3 br 2 ba CH&A, with car-
port, block house, large
lot, $600mo, in Wewa, 212
W River Rd, 850-899-3283



3 br house 432 lola St.
Oak Grove. Large yard
Close to town & St. Joe
Bay Call 227-7800
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-
washer, Re fridge, built in
oven and stove top. High-
land View. Sec dep, ap-
plication and ref's req'd.
Call 850-227-5301 or
227-6297
2008 Marvin Ave.- Charm-
ing, Newer Home, in a
great Neighborhood, 3 br,
.2 ba, CH&A, all appls,
W&D, LR, DR, gas FR ceil-
ing fans thru-out, 2 car
garage, lawn maintenance
& pest control incl'd. No
smkrs/No pets. Call Eric or
Carolyn at 850-229-1332.



2278 Amberjack, Hiland
View, 2br, 1 ba $550/mo +
$550 dep. Must have job
and prior landlord refer-
ence. 770-634-5399 or.
770-719-8314
3/4 br, den, office, 1 bath,
Sunny &, bright, super
clean, furn/unfurn, Bayview
very convenience. AVAIL
NOW! Only $,800 mo.+
dep.(206) 542-3025.


Attention
Workers,
Subcontractors,
Labors etc.
Ocean view, sleeps up
to 6. Wkly or monthly.
Michael or Lisa
850-340-0837 or
648-5323
Available Nov. 1st. 2 or 3
br, 2 ba, office, FP,304 6th
St. Pt. St. Joe. Walk to
dwntwn & bay. $850/mo.
+ dep. neg. 227-4358
Coronado St. in St. Joe
Beach. 2 br, 1 ba
$950/month +1st and last.
1 year lease. Utilities in-
cluded. Satalite television.
Call Michael 850-340-0837
Fisherman's end of rain-
bow 3 br, 2 ba on beautiful
Chipola River near
Gadsens park. Floating
dock, available Jan. '07.
For sale @ 200K or lease
$900. Call 954-815-1696
For Rent in Port St. Joe
Cozy 1 br Cottage, fully
furnished, $450 mo.+ util.
Newly painted 2 BR, 1 BA
APT., CH&A, $650 mo.+
utilities. Both requires refs
& 1 month dep. 229-1215.
Hwy 98, St. Joe Bch, 2 br,
2 ba House, w/gulf view,
can be used for resident,
business or both. $975
mo.+ dep. 850- 647-9214.
Looking to rent a 2 to 3 br
apt or house near, the
beach in the areas of Port
St Joe & Panama City for
the months of Jan Feb, &
March. Private owners only
no agencies. Please Call
309-762-8306



Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting
$900mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
Several LONG TERM
RENTALS Available. Call
FORGOTTEN COAST
RENTALS, @ Mexico
Beach 850-648-1012.
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


U 6140 1
St. Joe Beach, brick
home facing gulf, w/ roof
deck & Irg LR overlooking
beach, CH/A, 2 br, 1.5 ba,
DR, new kitchen & appli-
ances unfurn'd, carport,
laundry rm. close to TAFB
No pets, $1200 month
(850)321-5452 or (662)
352-6765
The Goodwin House, 625
Gulf Aire Dr, ST. Joe
Beach. 3 br, 2 ba House.
$1200 mo + utilities, $1200
Deposit, $30 application
fee. Bluewater Realty,
850-648-4400
The Sixteenth Green, 427
Plantation Dr. Port St Joe,
3 br, 2 ba House on 16th
green, St. Joe Golf
Course. $1200 mo + utili-
ties, $1200 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400
Wilson House, 102 N.
26th St. Mexico Beach. 2
Br, 1 ba House. $600mo +
utilities, $600 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400


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MH walking distance to
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


Winter


1, .16i
By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director

Have you ever wondered
why the grasses on golf
courses remain green during
the winter months while most
home lawns are brown? It's


S- not that grasses grown on
golf courses are more cold
tolerant or that golf course
maintenance personnel spray
the grasses with a chemical
that prevent them from
turning brown. They simply
plant a cold tolerant grass into
the permanent grass. The
practice called overseedingg"
involves spreading seed of a
cool season grass over the
permanent grass.
If you're tired of looking
at a brown lawn every winter


and don't mind mowing,
fertilizing and watering
through the winter, you may
wish to overseed your lawn
this winter.
Several cook season
grasses that can be sued for
overseeding include ryegrass,
bluegrass, bentgrass and tall


Lawns


fescue. However, because of
its rapid seed germination,
fast growth, adaptability
and reasonably low coast,
rvegrass is the best choice
for home lawns.
Ryegrass should be
planted when the permanent
grass is approaching or has
reached its dormant period.
Seeding time varies from
October to November in north
Florida to late November and
December in south Florida.
To prepare a lawn for
overseeding, mow the,
permanent grass very close
and rake to remove as much
debris as possible. Close
mowing will help to remove
some of the spongy debris
(thatch). If the lawn has
excessive thatch, dethatching
with a vertical mower or power


rake would be desirable.
A heavily thatched lawn
tends to result in irregular
overseeding patches.
The next step is to
broadcast 10 pounds of
ryegrass seed per 1,000
square feet of surface area
with a fertilizer spreader and
rake lightly to ensure that the
seed gets through the grass
and in contact with the soil.
For best coverage apply half
the seed in one direction and
the rest at a right angle to the
first application.
Watering is the last,
but most important step in
establishing a winter lawn.
Water should be applied
lightly and carefully to the
seeded lawn once or twice
a day until the seeds have
germinated and the seedlings


are well established. Reduce
waterings to an as-needed
basis after the second
mowing.
Once the winter lawn is
established, it will require
the same maintenance as
a permanent lawn. This
includes mowing, watering,
fertilizing, and controlling
pests. Begin mowing when
the grass is about two inches
tall. The first application
of fertilizer should be made
after the second mowing
and additional applications
should be made on monthly
bases thereafter. Apply
fertilizer at one-half the rate
you would normally use on
your permanent grass.
Ryegrass is : very
susceptible to a disease
called cottony blight. This
disease appears to be most
severe during warm, humid
weather. Therefore, it, is
extremely important to wait
until cool weather has arrived
before planting ryegrass.


"Fresh From Florida"


Message Takes To The Streets


Increasing sales
of Florida-grown agri-
cultural products and
therefore enhancing
the state's economy
is a major duty of the
Florida Department
of Agriculture and
Consumer Services.
Using a variety of 3
marketing and adver-
tising methods, the _
Department has made
the "Fresh from Florida"
logo a familiar icon
throughout the state and
nation; and even around
the globe.
Retail store post-
ers and displays, recipe
brochures,. billboards.
newspaper and maga-
zine advertisements.
cooking demonstrations ,
and radio and televi-
sion ads -- all have been
mainstays of this suc-
cessful marketuig cam-
paign that helps Florida's
farmers increase their market
share in the competitive global
Economy.
But a new component of'
the "Fresh from Florida" cam-
paign is turning heads and
drawing snules from motor-
ists and pedestrians around
the state.
While conducting everyday
business, the Department's
previously unmarked vehi-
cles routinely passed through
traffic unnoticed. Each year
Department employees across
the state log a multitude of
miles while engaged in activi-
ties on behalf of Florida's citi-
zens, such as inspecting gro-
cery stores and gas pumps,
and conducting marketing
activities on behalf of agricul-
tural producers.


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-. Florida Agricultur-e
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson felt that since the
vehicles were constantly on the
road they would make ideal
"rolling billboards" for Florida
agricultural products.
"It's a cost-effective way
to utilize existing resources,",
Bronson said. "We decided to
cover these aging vehicles with
the 'Fresh from Florida' mes-
sage to help call attention to
the wide variety of agricultural
products that make up our
state's important agricultural
industry."
Several Department vehi-
cles have undergone a treat-
iment in which a temporary
adhesive laminate material is
affixed to the exterior. This
literally "wraps" the car with a
large and colorful -- and eye-


catching -- "Fresh from
Florida" advertisement.
A unique design is
created for each segment
of agriculture 'that. is
being promoted. Several
Department cars, vans
and trucks have been,
"wrapped" with messag-.
es promoting fresh fruits
and vegetables, horti-
culture, seafood, cattle,
horses, wildflowers.
water quality, forestry,
and tropical fruits.
"We're always look-
ing for new and inno-
vative ways to increase,
the number: of 'Fresh
from Florida' consumer
impressions." Bronson
said. "These rolling bill-
boards are proving to be
a great way to get the
message out on behalf of
our state's farmers "
The Florida
DepartmentofAgriculture
and Consumer Services
is statutorily mandated to
provide professional market-
ing services to Florida's agri-
cultural comnununity through
its Dvision of Marketing and
Development. These mar-
keting promotions are part
of the ongoing 'Fresh from
Florida" campaign. an identi-
fication and promouonal pro-
gram designed to boost the
image of Florida agriculture
and increase sales by help-
ing consumers to easily iden-
tify Florida-grown agricultural
products at retail stores. The
"Fresh from Florida" campaign
also helps increase public
awareness of the importance of
Florida's agriculture industry.
which has an estimated ove rall
economic impact of more than
887 billion annually.


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'Florida Agriculture
and Consumer- Services
Commissioner .Charles H.
Bronson;i today announced
that Florida has been allocated
$149,705 in, federal funding
to implement a Livestock
Assistance Grant Program. The
funding will assist agricultural
producers 'in their recovery
from last spring and summer's
drought.
"Our department is pleased
to work nith LiSDA in this
program to help our producers
recover from -what we did not
receive last spring and summer
-- rain." Bronson said. "Many
of our-animal producers, were
faced itrh grazing pastures
normally, used to produce
hay for: their. w\.inter feeding
programs or purchasing hay
and feed to keep animals in
good health or send them to
market."
USDA identified eight
Florida counties for the
program. using the Li S
Drought Monitors from March
7 to August 31. 2006. as the
basis for the selecuon Any
counues that were classified
as being in D-3 or D-4 drought
duriner that timeframe were
included. The counuesare.Bay,
Escambia. Holmes, Jackson.
Okaloosa. Santa Rosa. Walton
and Washington. Commercial
farmers or ranchers with beef
cattle. farmed bison., dairy cattle,
sheep, or goats that suffered
forage production losses are
eligible for assistance.
To receive funding, eligible
producers \ill need to complete
a self-certification application
that provides the maximum


number of eligible livestock"
that were on site :between
March 7 and August 31, 2006.
This application also has' a'
section that requires producers
to estimate livestock-related
expenses incurred because
of decreased forage supplies
related to the 2006 drought.
These expenses could include
loss of forage production.
costs of supplemental -feed,
cost of relocating cattle, to.
new feed sources; increased
feed transportation costs and
emergency water supply needs.
Producers will not receive
more relief than their losses
Payments are subject to tax.,
Producers must complete
the application for assistance
so that it is received by
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer


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date. Applicauons and other
Lrformation about the program
will be available December
1, 2006, from a number of
sources including
--Online at http- //ww-w.
doacs'.state ll.us/ai/ under
Announcements. "Livestock
Assistance Grant Program."
--University of Florida IFAS-
Extension offices located inm
qualified counties m Florida.
--Industry organizations:'
Florida Farm Bureau, Florida
Cattlemen's Association,
Southeast, Milk Incorporated,
Florida Dairy Goat Association,
Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida,
Florida Meat Goat Association..
--Farm Service Agency
offices located in qualified
counties in Florida.


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If cared for properly',
ryegrass will provide a denser-
beautiful lawn throughout
the winter. When the weather
begins to warm up in the
spring, ryegrass will normally
die and the permanent lawn-
grass would begin growing,-
however, if the weather'
remains cool and the lawn is'
watered frequently, ryegrass
can persist and weaken.
the permanent 'lawn grass,.-
To discourage ryegrass,
discontinue fertilization,
reduce irrigation and mow,
as, close as possible each,"
week. After the ryegrass has:
died and the permanent lawn
grass has resumed growth,
make an application of.
fertilizer and begin watering
on an as-needed basis.
For more information on-
winter lawns: please contact
your local garden center
or Cooperative ,Extension
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acres and it has to be at the
north end of the county."
Recommendations for
Growth
The EDC also approved
recommendations to be
brought to the Board of County
Commissioners through the
newly-created Interagency
Task Force.
McNair noted that real
estate activity has softened
significantly. The sale of sin-
gle-family homes through
September was down 40 per-
cent in volmnie and 53 percent
in dollar value compared to
the same point in 2005 The
decreases for residential lots
were more dramatic: 75 per-
cent in number of units and
74 percent in dollar volume.


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Fewer than 10 building
permits were issued by the
county in September.
McNair said there: were
steps the county could take to
retain jobs lost by the slow-
down in construction.
The first would be to'
encourage immediate con-
struction on the Sacred Heart
hospital. That $40 million
project would help retain many
construction jobs and create
190 new full-time jobs with an
estimated 816 million payroll
upon the hospital's opening,
McNair noted
"Now would be the ideal
time to build that hospital,"
McNair said. noting that con-
struction costs had dropped
in recent months.


There is also a potential
customer ready to join the hos-
pital campus in. Micro-Spine,
currently, located in DeFuniak
Springs.
The company was founded'
by a doctor formerly associat-
ed with Dr. Alfred Bonati. who
performs non-invasive back
surgery and who had hoped to
locate to Gulf Pines Hospital
until the deal fell through early
last year.
McNair noted that Bonau's
three-month presence at Gulf
Pines had been an economic
boon for the area and that
Micro-Spine had outgrown its
current facility and was con-
sidering relocation.
(Bonatfs) business was
putting over one million dol-
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lars a month into the local
economy." McNair said. "Here,
we could bring the market and
facility at once" by partner-
ing Micro-Spine with Sacred
Heart.
Doug Kent, executive
director of the county Health
Department. said the permit
for the Sacred Heart facility
was held up with U.S. Army
(Corps of Engineers but the
hope was to have the permit
in hand by ,Janulary in order to
begin turning ground.
Kent agreed that luring
Micro-Spine to the hospital
campus could be a fine fit, not-


ing that $300,000 had already
been raised through the half-'
cent sales tax for the hospital
and health facilities and pro-
grams in the county.
Additionally, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's
office of Rural Development
could be a source of seed
money in the form of, a grant/
loan package.
"I think (Sacred Heart
and Micro-Spine) will enhance
each other," Kent said.
The other two recommen-
dations the EDC hopes to put.
before county commissioners
through the Interagency Task


Force were:
Providing a three-year
abatement on property taxes
for any new home costing
up, to $150,000 to stimulate
workforce housing by making
the applicant easier to qualify;
Support the reten-
tion of 26 jobs at Taunton
Industries with tax abatement
on the Industrial Park prop-
erty Taunton took ownership
of earlier this year. This would
help facilitate the transition
to the production of manufac-
tured homes.


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