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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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November 30, 2006


County Jail Operations



Revert to County Commission


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In the county' commission meeting Monday
night, Commission chair Carmen McLemore
told his fellow commissioners to be "thinking
about" the jail, since they would soon be han-
dling jail operations.
In a letter sent Nov. 17 to each member of
the commission, Gulf County Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch informed commissioners that he
will return the operation of the county jail to


the Board of County Commissioners effective
Jan. 1.
In his letter, Upchurch stated that "with
our current budget conditions, the Sheriff's
office can no longer extend the courtesy of over-
seeing the jail facility."
In a cursory discussion of upcoming jail
issues Monday night, Commissioner Nathan
Peters mentioned dealing with the 12 jail
employees, Commissioner Bill Williams spoke
of the major costs and lack of resources in
terms of deputies to assist with jail administra-


tion, and Commissioner Billy Traylor added
that it would be the board's "responsibility to
see it works in anr efficient manner."
The issue of the jail was added to the Dec.
5 special meeting, and McLemore told com-
missioners they needed to tour the jail and set
guidelines for its operations.
The deteriorated conditions at the jail have
been a source of major conflict between the

(See COUNTY 2A)


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Deteriorated conditions of the county jail are one of the issues the county commission will inherit when jail operations pass to the commission's control
January 1.


Christmas



on the Coast



Begins Friday
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Santa and a surprise grand marshal will
highlight Port St. Joe's annual Christmas on
the Coast celebration, held this Friday and
Saturday.
The celebration begins 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Friday with a tree lighting ceremony and carol-
ing at Frank Pate Park.
Food vendors will be on hand selling
gumbo and hot chocolate.
On Saturday, the events start early, with
registration for the Reindeer 5K Run and
Fitness Walk beginning at 8 a.m. on the corner
of Williams Ave. and Fourth Street.
The race starts at 9 a.m. and ends at the
same intersection of Williams and Fourth. The
flat course is ideal for fast stepping.
The first 100 entrants will win long-sleeved
shirts, and the fastest finishers will receive
cash prizes. The overall male and female run-
ners will receive $50 apiece, with additional
winners named in 5-year age groups.
Registration is $15 early and $20 on race
day.
Those who prefer sightseeing to running
can browse the downtown shops, which will be
hosting open houses throughout the two-day
celebration. I (
The main event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday,
(See CHRISTMAS 2A)


Region Poster Child for National Appraisal and Mortgage Fraud


By Marie Logan.
Star Staff Writer

Note: This is thefirst in a series of articles
that examine the correlation between high
property taxes, fraudulent private property
appraisals, and the companion problem of
mortgage fraud.

The property taxman cometh.
The runaway real estate train of 2004-
2005 left large numbers of property owners
dancing with glee over record sale prices, and
brought unprecedented numbers of developers,
speculators, and others to the Forgotten Coast,
looking to own, a slice of paradise in. this
heretofore little-known area of Florida.
But after 24 months of wildly escalating real
estate prices, the real estate and construction
train derailed in the fall of 2005, and remained
so in 2006.
Yet property assessments, and consequently
property taxes, rose to the point of disbelief in
2004-05 for Gulf County, and in 2006 for Bay
County, especially for Mexico Beach, which saw
the largest jump in taxable value in Bay County,
up 129 percent from 2005.
Crippling property taxes are a statewide
problem. Rumblings'have been echoing across
Florida since 2004 about artificially inflated
private property appraisals, which directly affect
property taxes, to the point that the Federal
Bureau of Investigation has opened a field office
in Jacksonville to investigate growing appraisal
and mortgage fraud in northern Florida.
According to the FBI,.fraudulent property
appraisals and mortgage fraud are a. national
problem, particularly in 10 states since 2003.


Rumblings have been
echoing across Florida since
2004 about artificially inflated
private property appraisals,
which directly affect property
taxes, to the point that the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
has opened a field office in
Jacksonville to investigate
growing appraisal and
mortgage fraud in northern
Florida.


Florida has made that "top 10" list each year.
The idea of inflated property values in this
area is not new. Bay County property appraiser
Rick Barnett has been quoted in recent months
as saying he thinks many Bay County property
values are now inflated as much as 40 percent,
after years of being undervalued.
According .to Barnett, [Bay' County]
properties have sold in recent years for more
than "double what they are worth," and that
the sale prices, even though they are high,
determine the property value on that home and
homes nearby.
Franklin County property appraiser Doris
Pendelton lowered her county's .assessments
15 percent across, the board this year, an
attempt to reduce.the affected or over-inflated
appraisals. She was forced by the state to use
the higher assessments for taxing purposes.


Yet very few people have picked up on
the connection of private appraisal fraud and
inflated property taxes.
To fully understand the problem, an
understanding of appraisals, how they are
supposed to be made. what often happens, who
is involved, and why bogus appraisals are so
dangerous is needed. .

Appraisal Basics in Depth

What is a real estate, or private
property appraisal?

A private property appraisal is essentially a
comparison of addresses.
It is an opinion and state licensed
certificaton of value of a described piece of
property that must be developed impartially,
scientifically and objectively by law, the key
words being impartially, scientifically and
objectively.
" It is supposed to be a detailed report
in which private property appraisers analyze
comparable sales coupled with information
about the property being appraised, the
neighborhood and community, and the local
and national economy, to support and certify
the appraised value.

Who performs property appraisals?

Licensed independent private property
appraisers handle real estate (property)
appraisals.
Private appraisers can work for anyone
who wants a property appraisal.
In contrast, real estate agents typically


perform a comparative market analysis (CMA)
in preparation for a listing by examining sales
of properties in the area to arrive at a listing
price. The appraisal laws in most states allow
real estate agents to perform CMAs without an
appraiser's license or certification.
The reliability of the CMA depends on the
agent's experience and the characteristics of the
property.
A private property appraisal and a CMA
are not the same thing.
According to Gloria Salinard, director of the
Realtors Association of Franklin and Southern
Gulf Counties in Apalachicola, the CMA is not
as specific as an appraisal. which is usually
done after a property is under contract.
"Appraisals can take it one step further and
go into greater depth," said Salinard.
Realtors collect data from the Multiple
Listing Service (MLS) and the property
appraiser's office on similar properties as the
subject property, said Salinard, and make a
comparison of home sales of similar properties
in the area to establish a selling price for the
(See APPRAISAL BASICS 5A)


According to the FBI,
fraudulent property appraisals
and mortgage fraud are a
national problem, particularly
in 10 states since 2003.
Florida has made that "top 10"
list each year.


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Murder suspect,


Esmond, Released


By David Angier
Florida Freedom Newspapers

A Port St. Joe man once
charged with first-degree mur-
der was released from jail
Tuesday after entering into
a plea agreement for time
served.
Joseph Esmond, 27, was
indicted in 1999 on charges
of first-degree murder and
attempted armed robbery.
He and an accomplice were
accused of stabbing to death
Hilton D. Sewell on Oct. 4,
1999, in Gulf County.
On Tuesday, Esmond, who
spent much of the last seven
years in a mental hospital,
pleaded no contest to conspir-
acy to commit second-degree
murder and was sentenced to
time served.
"He went home today,"
defense attorney Russ Ramey
said after the hearing. "I think
we could have prevailed in
trial, but we just couldn't pass
up that deal."


Esmond was charged with
killing Sewell during a robbery.
His co-defendant, Melissa Ash,
was found not guilty by reason
of insanity. Her case is up for
review Dec. 5 to determine
whether she is eligible to be
returned to the community.
State Attorney spokesman
Joe Grammer said Esmond's
role in Sewell's killing was
minimal.
"He went with (Ash) and
was on the scene at the time,"
Grammer said. '"As the evi-
dence unfolded in this case,
it became clear that Esmond
was not involved in the actual
killing."
Ash, he said, was the kill-
er.
Grammer said Esmond's
mental health issues were a
concern in working out a suit-
able plea agreement, and in the
end Sewell's family approved
of the plea.
"We felt this was the best
resolution," Grammer said.


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with a lighted Christmas
parade beginning on Cecil'
Costin Blvd. and proceeding
north on Reid Ave.
Those desiring a snack
may purchase food from com-
munity and non-profit organi-
zations, whose booths will be
set up in the empty lot across
from City Hall.
The parade will be led
by a surprise grand marshal
well-known in the Gulf County
community.
Santa will make an
appearance at the parade's
end, before traveling to Frank
Pate Park to greet the young
and old alike.
The Junior Service League
is sponsoring free pictures
with Santa, and will also 'be
dispensing candy to the little
ones.
The Kiwanis Club will dis-
tribute children's books.-


A lighted boat parade will
depart from the marina at
7:30 p.m. and journey to the
public boat ramp bordering
Frank Pate Park.
As' of Tuesday, 13 boats
had registered, making this
year's parade a very special
event.
First, second and third
cash prizes will be awarded
for the best decorated floats
and boats in the two parades.
The Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce is sponsoring the
event, with additional funding
by the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council.
For more information and
additional updates, contact the
Chamber at 850-227-1223.


County

board and the Sheriff's
Department for years, with
Upchurch telling the commis-
sioners early this year that
they had been warned multiple
times, by him and others, that
the jail was in serious trouble.
In March, Upchurch
gave the commission a 30-
day notice that they would.
be responsible for the jail.
After hurried deliberations,
the commissioners decided to
"rethink" having the jail in
their care, and told Upchurch
they did not want it.
At a special meeting in
March, designed to return the
jail to Upchurch's.care, Traylor
said he would only vote to do
so if the board committed to
make all needed repairs and
conduct routine inspections
every two weeks.
At that time the board
verbally agreed to Traylor's
terms, and the motion .to
return the jail to the Sheriff's
-Department carried 4-0, with
Peters absent.
As Upchurch stated in one
March meeting with commis-
sioners, "I'll tell you what's
wrong. It's 20 years of not fix-
ing things. It is not my job to
maintain your facility. It's my
job to administer your facility.
I told you that last February."
Jail problems include:
Crumbling structures, a
severely leaking roof and the
ensuing problems from that
(flooding of the facility, mold,
rot); unsanitary inmate facili'
ties; plumbing problems; the
use of law enforcement dollars
to balance the jail budget; lack
of transport vehicles in the
corrections department; and
lack of space for personnel
and secure record storage.
In other business:
County administrator
Don Butler reported a cost
of approximately $85,56.0 to
complete the work site, exclud-
ing paving, at the Wewahitchka


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Health Department cur-
rently under construction.
Commissioners proposed to
take the money for the work
* out of upcoming road bond
funds.
Commissioner Bill
Williams amended the motion
by adding the recommendA-
tion that the additional costs of
$85,000-$100,000 for paving
be taken from the accumulat-
ed half-cent sales tax fund that
Gulf County residents have
been paying for county health
facilities improvements.
The amended motion
passed unanimously.
Williams mentioned
that Bay County commission-
ers had just voted 4-1 to dis-
solve their contract with the
Northwest Regional Library
System, and that it may qr
may not have repercussions
for the Gulf County library,
specifically in terms of techni-
-cal training for librarians. -
The board asked Butler.to
gather information and report
back to them as soon as pos-
sible.
*, County grant writer
Loretta Costin, also a mem-
ber of the county's interagen-
cy task force, reminded the
board of the urgency of signing
a memorandum coming their
way..
The memo refers to the
proposed catalyst site to be
operated and marketed world-
wide by Enterprise Florida.
Eight Northwqst Florida coun-
ties, including Gulf, are vying
for the site, which is worth
$15 million.
The upcoming Port of Port
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Port Authority Closes Land Deal


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

More than three years
of planting and nurturing
finally bore fruit for the
Port St. Joe Port Authority
on Tuesday afternoon.
In a process that could
be seen as the climax of
more than three years of
visioning and negotiations,
Port Authority board mem-
bers assigned their John
Hancocks to a mortgage for
a 10-acre parcel of land
and a $4 million-plus line
of credit from Capital City
Bank to purchase that
land from The St. Joe
Company.
Additionally, the Port


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Authority, during a special
meeting, finalized paper-
work for tax-exempt sta-
tus.
In signing on the dotted
line, the board took a giant
leap forward, in its quest
to create, a deepwater port
- one iof just 14 in Florida
- in a city which derives its
very name from the con-
cept.
"This is an extremely
important step toward cre-
ating an operational port
in the City of Port St. Joe,"
said board chairman Allen
Cox, and with it, he added,
a boost for economic devel-
opment in the county and
the creation of many high-
paying jobs.
Cox noted that the


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Port Authority has already
received notification
through the Florida Ports
Authority that it is eligible
for funding for site prepa-
ration, bulkhead engineer-
ing and dredging of the
shipping channel.
The St. Joe Company
has also pledged $1 mil-
lion to assist in the requi-
site permitting needed to
accomplish that prepara-
tion and dredging.
Within the next year,
.Cox added, the physical
presence of the port should
be clear and the first ships
could be arriving within
two years.
Another ace in the Port
Authority's pocket is a coop-
erative agreement finalized






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Clay Smallwood of the St. Joe Company and Allen Cox, Chairman of the board of the Port Authority
seal the deal.


earlier this year with the
Port of Panama City to act
as a satellite or sister port
to that steadily expanding
facility.
Given changes in ship-
ping demand and the avail-
ability of facilities since a
rash of hurricanes devas-
tated the Gulf Coast last
year, Port Panama City has
seen its business explode.
The Port of Port St. Joe
hopes to capture some frag-
ments from that explosion,
developing itself into a
regional port for intermod-
al transportation by high-
way, railway and waterway
- activity from Washington
County south.
"We're very encouraged
that we'll be moving for-
ward quicker through
that agreement," Cox
said, noting that the
land purchase provided
the Port Authority with
crucial land, highway
and water access from
which to grow.
The agreement
finalized on Tuesday
was for one of two par-
cels the Port Authority
and St. Joe had identi-
fied in the port's updat-
ed master plan as most
suitable to expand the
physical imprint of the
port.
Parcel B, the one
acquired on Tuesday,
was the more attractive
in the short-term, for .\
a variety of reasons. It
was the less expensive ,
of the two parcels, was
contiguous to existing ,


Port Authority land and
had frontage on the Gulf
County Canal.
The parcel, on the east
side of the canal, is across
from Raffield and Woods
Fisheries and bounded by
U.S. 98, Industrial Road,
the sediment pond at the
city wastewater treatment
plant and the canal.
The acquisition of the
property provides an open-
ing for grants and govern-
ment dollars, such as those
flowing through the Florida
Ports Authority.
Tuesday's agreement
was an end to three
years of visioning among
the City of Port St. Joe,
Port Authority and St. Joe


Company and a begin-
ning: to the creation of a
operational port.
"I thank the members
of the Port Authority, the
city and St. Joe for the
work they have done con-
tinuing the move forward to
expand our physical foot-
print," Cox said.
Clay Smallwood, presi-
dent of the Gulf region
for The St. Joe Company,
expressed excitement about
the deal, long in coming.
"This is a big day
for us and for the town,"
Smallwood said. "This
is the culmination of the
visioning process and the
first step for the port. We're
excited."


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We have long supported the creation
of an operational port along the Port St.
Joe waterfront, so we applaud the closing
on Tuesday of a land deal between the Port
Authority and The St. Joe Company.
Coming after years of visioning and
negotiations between the city, Port Authority
and St. Joe, the deal is a culmination of sorts
for a process which has been often maddeningly
slow to come to fruition.
The tough work, though, is about to begin
and that is the creation of a port facility.
The importance of that venture can not be
overstated.
For much of this decade the county has
seen skyrocketing land prices serve as its
economic engine, an engine that, fortunately
or unfortunately, depending on your position
in the equation, has not provided forward
momentum for the majority of residents.
Too many are buckling under property
taxes in the stratosphere while the real estate
market softens beneath them.
Too many were left behind as the
speculators and land-flippers pocketed their
dough and waltzed away.
Leaving in their wake families struggling
to get by even on two and three incomes, folks
on fixed incomes fiscally trapped within homes
they can no longer afford, home prices out of
reach of the working class in the county and an
economy which has all but imploded because
of the fluidity of real estate.
What that real estate -roller coaster has
underscored, in turn, is that the fuel that a
mill once provided must arise in' order for
most to be lifted up; to keep children taught in
good schools from leaving the community, to
provide jobs which translate into living wages
and, ultimately, the maintenance of community
roots.
In short, the words must turn into action.
This is a county-wide' issue, from the
discussions about expanding the boundaries of
the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to the
affordable housing coalition to the interagency
council advising the County Commission.
There is no shortage of good ideas, folks
willing to volunteer time and energy and
meetings and certainly no shortage of, will
but substantive action seems to require a
leap across a chasm wider than the Grand
Canyon.


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And too often that leap has been weighed
down by turf tussles, egos, competing agendas,
not to mention the wherewithal from those
who could provide the spring.
A new hospital and its high-paying and
plentiful jobs, a community land trust that
would ensure affordable housing in perpetuity,
the elimination of railroad tracks, both real


The tough

work, though, is

about to begin

and that is the

creation of a

port facility.

The importance

of that venture

can not be

overstated.


and symbolic, which divide communities and
prospects for upward mobility, have all been
much parsed in the past few years with little
forward motion.
Likewise, the port, which has been years in
discussion and debate, years in the rendering
on paper by planners, but to date little more
than a tantalizing possibility lacking real.
form.
And now the county has the opportunity to
turn that prospective port into a "catalyst" for
county, and regional development, a magnet
for state funding aimed at helping a county
deemed one of critical economic concern in
Flprida to turn a corner, stand on its feet.
As detailed in this paper a few weeks
ago, the county is among eight in the region


competing to be selected as the site of a pilot
program to kick start the regional economy,
the prospective port combined with existing
home-building component manufacturing by
Taunton Industries providing a platform.
For the county to have any chance at
selection for that pilot project, and the state
grant funding which would accompany it, the
Port Authority must move quickly beyond the
glee of finally having land to creating the facility
and securing promised customers.
And what will be critical are more public/
private partnerships such as the one ultimately
brokered between the Port Authority and The
St. Joe Company, between Sacred Heart, the
county Health Department and The St. Joe
Company.
As is evidenced again and again from the
flip-flops over county-wide voting and election
cycles to the hot potato game surrounding
the county jail local government's most
appropriate role, a fictional role at this time,
seems to be to lend consistent support and
stay the heck out of the way.
Commissioners have. proven adept at
creating parks and deluding voters into casting
ballots against their own interests if there
is a better case study against single-member
districts than what two decades of leadership
have produced in North Port St. Joe, let us
know but the long-term vision thing seems to
plum elude them.
At the same time, the majority of residents
in the county can't afford much more talk
while the few await another rise in .the real
estate roller coaster to take substantive action,
or,, more pointedly, to use the slowdown, as an
excuse for the status quo.
Talk, as has been demonstrated again and
again in the past few years in the county, is
best swallowed with a boulder of salt.
Residents are hungry, downright starving,
to see at least a portion of all those words
and promises come to fruition, to see action
attached to talk about health care, affordable
housing and high-paying jobs.
\Vith the closing of its land deal on Tuesday,
the Port Authority is presented with a golden
opportunity to take a lead role in doing just
that.


I've Got To Graduate Sometime!


I need to get out of this coaching business.
I'm only in it for the money. And I don't really
know all that much about football anyway.....
I know Pat Bailey stopped in the hole once
back -when he was in the ninth grade. We had
a polite discussion on pulling guards NOT
STOPPING in the hole! I did most of the talking.
Pat was pretty quiet back in those days. His twin
brother, Byron, talked a lot more.
I played baseball with Mike Byrd's grandfa-
ther. That makes Mike awful young....or me very,
very old. Mike has a smile as big as all outdoors.
And, pound for pound, he's about as tough as
they come.
Ashley Davis shook my hand at every prac-
tice and before every game for four years. And
he acted like he was truly glad to see me. And he
appreciated that line about "wishing it was three
o'clock and we were just getting here!"
Andy Canington was near 'bout as quiet as,
Patrick. And he can take a lick, I guarantee you
that. Coast showed up a couple of years ago from
California. I asked him about the surf and why
his hair wasn't long and shaggy.
Warren Floyd stopped telling me how "we"
ought to be doing it about halfway through
his junior year. I was eternally grateful. Brian
missed a couple of seasons and that sure hurt.
Randy Myricks was in the same boat. I would
have liked to have had those guys around for the
last four years.
Mike Quinn would sulk, when I got on him
about not running hard. I loved it! His dad did
exactly the same thing when he played. And
Austin Peltier was always good for a little base-
ball talk between kicks.....
Seniors There is something very special
'about them!
We had eleven on this year's team. Five of
them. Pup, Honk, Pat, Sapp and Mudcat, have
been together for all four high school years. That
is fairly significant to me---it was exactly four,
years ago that Coach Palmer called me back into
active duty.
I figure we all experienced a few moments
of trepidation when we first stepped on that
practice field in August of 2003. It sure was hot.


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'Course, I was just standing there. I didn't have'
to do the running. Or the blocking. Or the tack-
ling. Or. the bleeding. Or the moaning.
I admired the ones that did. And I was in awe
the next.day when they came back for more!
"Coach,. did they have those leather helmets
back when you played?" Everybody wants to be
a comedian.
"No, Sapp, I'm not that old!"
Pup would ask about his older brother who
played on a good football team here in 1984.
"He wasn't afraid like you are. And he was much
prettier!" I can be a comedian too!
Mike would frown his face up in thought
when I'd give him the choice between Tennessee
,and Florida. "I'll take Florida and ten." I reckon
he would the young rascal! We'd bet a meal or
two on the college gaines as the season pro-
gressed. 'Course, it wasn't much of a bet and
we never kept up with who was, winning..... only
one of us was sucker enough to pay for dinner
anyway.
"Coast, what is the Joaquin Valley like?
And have you ever been swimming in the Kern
River?" Terry's eyes would get big. He couldn't
believe I could have a thought that didn't revolve
around him blocking the back side linebacker
Warren and I talked about John Milton.
Longfellow's "The Children's Hour". And a rather
obscure poem by William Ernest Henley.
' Pelt liked the Cardinals o. k. And he was
proud for ,me when they won the World Series.
But I suspect, deep down, he's a Braves fan at
heart.


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As Pat grew into a football player.. ...he still
didn't say much. Byron had to do the talking for
both of them. He didn't do the eating for both! Pat
would come over to the house as a sophomore
and eat pizza or lasagna or Mississippi mud
cake like there wasn't going to be no tomorrow.
Warren would bring the Gatorade. Cat would
show up. "Cat, this meal is for the "0" line."
"Coach, I've got to check on my boys."
When these guys first started coming to the
house, they would reach out to hug and thank
Cathy for the meal. The last couple of years
they've had to reach down to her....
You think I'm the only one who is going to
miss this group.
And listen to me, in between the. pranks,
-the eating, group therapy, the roaring laughter
and the mass mayhem these guys played foot-
ball. Boy howdy, did they ever! If Coach Palmer
could draw it up in the dirt, they could make
it work on Friday night. When Coach Gannon
came out and said this is the way we're going to
stop'em....they put their hunkering-down caps,
on! When the other coaches barked and yelled
and screamed and ranted they trudged on with
the heart of a champion.....
I have stood by and watched this senior
class unfurl and stretch and reach for four years
now. You have honored me, guys, -by letting me
hang around. I thank you from the bottom of my
heart. These bright young seniors will move on
to bigger and better things. I 'will remember the
pizza, a pat on the shoulder, a smile after a big
hit, 30 wedge, some bonding time in the chutes,
a rowdy meal at Peppers, a bad day on the sled,
a quiet talk walking off the practice field and a
heartfelt "thanks coach" long after the cheering
stops....
You see now why I've got to get out. It gets
harder each year to let them go.
A lot of folks will proudly look back on the
wins, the rural state trophies, the state cham-
pionship and all the football trappings.... I am
fortunate to have so much more....so much
more....
Respectfully,
Coach


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Friedman Gracious,

Tenacious
Commentary by TIBOR R. MACHAN
Freedom News Service
When I began my involvement with the
libertarian movement in America in the early
1960s, I was brought in by reading the novelist-
philosopher Ayn Rand, but quickly discovered
there were several others who had been making
significant contributions to the study of the free
society.
One of them was the economist Milton
Friedman, who died earlier this month at age 94
and was eulogized by so many as one of the most
influential thinkers of the 20th century. He was,
among other things, a founder of the Mt. Pelerin
Society, the international association of classical
liberal intellectuals founded back in the late 1940s
as a rather humble antidote to the massive left-
wing academic, intellectual and literary movement
in the West.
In the course of his long life, I had the privilege
of meeting and talking a number of times with
"Uncle Milty." Permit me a few reminiscences.
In the early 1970s, I helped found Reason
Magazine as a monthly publication of accessible
yet in-depth analyses of society from the libertarian
perspective. One of the features of the magazine was
to be lengthy, probing interviews with important
thinkers.
And so, in February, 1974, I drove to Chicago
to meet and interview for the magazine Milton
Friedman at his apartment. I had along professor
Ralph Raico and we were joined also by one of
Friedman's students, Joe Cobb. The interview went
on for several hours, When we finished we were
exhausted from an exhilarating exchange with an
intellectually agile and superbly educated-scholar.
In the course of the interview we explored
various approaches that one might take to
understanding human affairs and ,the best
economic system that would serve people anywhere
and everywhere. While in broad agreement, there
were matters on which there were some differences
among us. I especially had an intense exchange
with Friedman on the topic of whether it is possible
for people to know what is right or wrong ethical
conduct. Friedman made this memorable point:
"The crucial question that anybody who believes
in freedom has to ask himself is whether to let
another man be free to sin. If you really know
what sin is, if you could be absolutely certain that
you had the revealed truth, then you could not let
another man sin. You have to stop him."
Friedman, of course, also. held that no one
could know when another sinned or did something
morally wrong. I disagreed, and we went a few
rounds before moving on to other topics.
Over the years that i have taught and written
quite extensively on the subject of business ethics.
I have always presented my students with one of
Friedman's widely reprinted essays from 1961;
- from The New York Times Magazine, addressing the
topic of corporate moral responsibility.-His essay
put on record one of the most uncompromising
defenses of economic. liberty, rejecting the
notion popularized by Ralph Nader and John
Kenneth Galbraith, among others, that business
corporations, must serve various social purposes
and not the goals of those who own them. Friedman
held that managers must serve no other goals but
those the owners designate which is mostly to
pursue the prosperity of the enterprise, or profit -
and to do otherwise is to betray a trust the owners
extend to managers who voluntarily come to work
for them. (Friedman told me later that this essay
of his brought him more royalties that any other
piece he wrote in his long career.)
For all our disagreements, for some reason
Friedman still seemed. to find some of my
contributions to the .struggle against statism
worthwhile. In time he and I would exchange views,
in person or by mail or at some conference. At
one of the latter, which he himself directed at the
Silverado Ranch in Napa Valley, Calif., we spent
three intense days discussing numerous aspects of
the free society.
We also revisited our earlier debate on ethics,
and things become quite agitated when I once again
argued that moral knowledge is possible to human
beings, and he disagreed, calling this a view that
lacks humility. When I noted that his claim was
itself pregnant with moral overtones, something
of a mini-volcanic eruption occurred. But very
soon after the conference I received a copy of the
Hungarian translation of one of his books, on price
theory, with a wonderful note from him saying that
,despite our differences, what matters most is to
keep up the good fight.
What all my encounters with Friedman taught
me with considerable poignancy is how important
,it is. to keep disputes civilized, how to keep one's
emotions in check as one examines even the most
emotional topics in human affairs. In all his writing
and public appearances, he always displayed
exemplary conduct, the kind that too many who
take part in public disputation nowadays seem to
have cast aside in favor of character assassination,
speculation about motivation, and imputation of
Ill wifi.
When Friedman produced his PBS lecture
series, "Free. to Choose" (1980), by the way,
something important emerged in how the design
of the show compared with the series by Galbraith,
"Age of Uncertainty" (1977). Both programs focused
on economics and both prominently featured the
views of their hosts. However, whereas Friedman
ended each installment with a half hour of debate,
inviting several adversaries to challenge him,
leaving the resolution of the disputes ultimately
to the audience, Galbraith pointedly did not and
closed with yet another reiteration of his position.
I do not believe too many public intellectuals
and academics can reach the level of decency
attained by Dr. Milton Friedman. Luckily for us he
left a large paper and media- trail and millions of
people here and abroad will be able to learn from
it and maybe improve the quality of intellectual life
everywhere.


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Appraisal Basics


property.
"It doesn't happen often at
all that CMAs and appraisals
are very different," said
Salinard. "I have not seen
many cases where appraisals
are that far off from CMAs."

What is the role of an
independent private
property appraiser?

The role of any private
property appraiser is to
provide impartial and unbiased
opinions about the value of
real property
that are
developed in
conformance
with the To en
U n i f o r m the value
Standards of
Professional audited h


Appraisal to whethi
Practice rates.
(USPAP).
When
appraising a
building, the
independent
private property appraiser
'is supposed to look at the
house being appraised as if
the house were empty, without
the current owner's furniture
and decor influencing the
appraiser's judgment.
When appraising vacant
land, the appraiser applies
a similar set of unbiased
criteria to the land to reach, an
objective conclusion.
According to the Uniform
Residential Appraisal Report,
in. defining. the scope of
work for an appraisal, states
that "the appraiser must, at
a minimum: (1) perform a
complete visual inspection of
the interior and exterior areas
of the subject property, (2)
'inspect the neighborhood, (3)
inspect each of the comparable
sales from at least the street,
(4) research; verify, and analyze
data from reliable public and/
-or private sources, and (5)


report his or her a
opinions, and conclus
this appraisal report."
On the report
Appraiser's Certi
states, among other th
that the aj
developed his/her
of market value thro
sales comparison ap
using adequate
comparable;
that he/she
and used comparab
that were locaa'
physically, and fun(


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analysis, can be substantiated. This
sions in is particularly true in terms
of comparable sales and the
rt, the resulting price placed on the
fiction appraised property.
lings:
appraiser What is the difference
opinion between private property
ugh the appraisers and county
)proach, property appraisers?
market
Private property
selected appraisers and county
le sales property appraisers are not
tionally, the same.
ctionally An independent private


sure that the property appraiser is properly a
of property, the property appraiser's assessme
by the State Department of Revenue (DOR) with
er the assessed values reflect values at current


the most similar to the subject
property;"
that he/she verified
"from a disinterested source"
all information in the report
provided by anyone with a
financial interest in the sale or
financing of the property;
that the appraisal and
subsequent compensation
were not based in any way
on a predetermined value
or the approval of a pending
mortgage loan application in
other words, the appraiser was
not told to "hit the numbers"
in order to get paid for the
appraisal or to receive future
work from the lender.
By signing the Uniform
Residential Appraisal Report,
the appraiser certifies, by law
and under oath, that he or
she completed the appraisal to
the letter of the requirements,
and that all the statements
and figures are true and


Florida Appraisal Calendar


The Florida Property Appraisal follows an
annual calendar of events established by Florida
law.
The following are key dates in the annual
process of preparing the Property Value Roll:

January 1 Assessments are based on the
status of the property on this date each year.
This is also the effective date for establishing
the validity of exemptions and agricultural
classification applications.

March 1 This is the deadline for filing
Homestead Exemption and Agricultural
Classification for the ,current tax year.

April 1 This is the deadline for filing
Tangible Personal Property returns with the
Property Appraiser's .Office.

On or about July 1 This is the date when
notices of denied exemptions and agricultural
classifications are mailed.


On or about July 31 (or 30 days following
the mailing of denial notices) This is the
deadline for filing appeal petitions to the Value
Adjustment Board on denied exemptions and
agricultural classifications.

August-September The time period within
which ,the Property Appraiser, on behalf of all
Taxing Authorities, mails "Notice of Proposed
Property Taxes (or TRIM Truth in Millage
Notices) to all property owners.
This Notice includes the market and assessed
value of the owner's property for the current
and prior year. The Notice also includes the
proposed taxes by district, with a date, time, and
place that each.taxing district will hold a public
meeting on the subject.
The Notice also announces the deadline
for petitioning the Value Adjustment Board if
your disagreement concerning value cannot be
resolved with the Property Appraiser's Office.

On/about November .1 the mailing date
when the tax collector mails tax bills to property
owners.


property
business
in either


appraiser is a
person employed
the government, or


private sector, who determines
the value of real property for a
specified purpose.
A county property
appraiser is a government
official elected by voters.
The county property
appraiser does not create
value; People create value by
buying and selling real estate
in the open market place.
The property appraiser is
responsible for studying these'
transactions, interpreting the
market, and appraising each
'property accordingly for tax
purposes.
Each county's taxing
authorities (such as the school
board) use the county property
appraiser's appraisals as a
base .for setting the county
millage rate.
According to information
on the Bay County Property
Appraiser's website '(www.
public net hay-real), the
county property appraiser
is responsible for locating,
identifying. and fairly.valuing
all real and personal property
in the county for tax-purposes.
SDetermining lair and equitable
Values is the only role this
office performs ui the taxing
process.
The property appraiser
also tracks ownership
changes. maintains maps
of parcel boundaries, keeps
descriptions of buildings and.
property characteristics up to
date. accepts and approves
applications from individuals
eligible for exemptions and
other forms of property tax
relief, and analyzes trends
in sales prices, construction
costs, and rents. to best
estimate the value of all
assessable proper ty.
At least once every five
years a county property
appraiser is required by
Florida law to visit and inspect
each property. However,
individual property values may
be adjusted between visits in
light of sales activity or other
factors affectmg real estate'
values ui neighborhoods.
Each transaction must be
checked to guarantee it was
an arms-length transaction,
meaning that a willing seller
sold to a willmig buyer without
any undue pressure or special
incentives (such as family
relationships), and that the
property was on the market
for "neither an excessive nor
short period of time."
Once this determination is
made by the county property
appraiser's office, that office&
determines the value: of
the property from sales of
comparable properties..
This is the sales
comparison, or market,
approach to valuation.
To ensure that the
property appraiser is properly
assessing the value of property,
the property appraiser's
assessment roll is audited
by the Florida Department of
Revenue (DOR) with respect
to whether the assessed
values reflect values at current
market rates.
The same roll is also
audited to ensure that there is


equity in the values established,
such as like properties being
similarly valued.
When the ratio of level of
assessment to actual sales falls
below the state required level,
the property appraiser must
adjust the assessed value or
the state DOR will not approve
the assessment roll.
Therefore, value changes
from year to year because
the market place is dynamic,
causing the values ofproperties
to change, which the property
appraiser must account for
every year, as of Jan. 1.
If the assessment roll
is not approved by the state
DOR, taxing
authorities
c a n n o t
proceed with
ssessing their annual
nt roll is budgets.
The role
i respect of setting the
it market amount of
taxes to be
paid, as a
result of the
|appraised
value of a


property,
rests with the various
taxing authorities in each
county, including the county
commission, school board,
local municipalities, port
authorities, parks and
recreation departments, etc.
These taxing authorities use
the property appraiser's
appraisals as a base for setting
the millage rate.
The value of real estate
fluctuates because of many
factors. Generally, growth of
population and development
drive values upward in most
areas. Factors influencing
value include property use,
the size and condition of
improvements on the site, and
the local real estate market.
The Florida Constitution
requires Florida counties to
assess, property based on its
market value. Market value
is the typical price a willing
buyer would pay to a willing
seller.
In addition to the market
approach (sales of similar,
properties), two other minethods
are used to assess property;
the cost ;approach and the
income approach.
The cost approach
is based on how much it
would cost today to build a
replacement structure on a
parcel. If the property is not
new, the appraiser must also
estimate how much value the
building has lost over time
(depreciation). The appraiser
must also estimate the value
of the land without buildings
or any improvements.
The income approach is
typically applied to income
producing 'commercial,
properties. It requires a
study of how much revenue
the property would generate
if it were rented for various
businesses. The \ appraiser
must consider operating
expenses, taxes, insurance,
maintenance costs, and the
return (profit) most people
would expect for that type of
property.
In estimating value for
any property, Florida Statutes
193.011 requires that the
property appraiser consider
eight factors connected to the
property:
1. The present cash value
2. The highest and best
use
3. The location
4. The quantity or size
5. The cost
6. The condition
7. The income
8. The net proceeds of the
sale of the property

What qualifications must
appraisers private and
public have?'

All states are required
to conform to the licensing
and certification requirements
established by the Appraisal
Foundation, a Congressionally-
approved organization
dedicated to this purpose.
The Appraisal Foundation
requires that .appraisers pass
a Foundation-approved state
examination, as well as meet
education and experience

(See APPRAISAL BASICS 6A)


Florida Property Tax Definitions

(source: MyFlorida.com)


Ad valorem tax = a tax based upon the assessed value of
property The lerm "property tax' may be used interchangeable
with the term "ad valorem tax "

Ad valorem tax roll = the roll prepared by the property
appraiser and certified to the tax collector for collection

Assessed value of property = an annual determination of
the just or fair market value of an item or property, or the value
of the homeslead property as limited pursuant to s.4tc), Art VII
of the State Constitution or. if a property is assessed solely on
the basis of character or use or at a specified percentage of its
value, pursuant to s 41a) or kb) Art VII of the State Constitution
its classified use value or fractional value.

County property appraiser = the county officer charged
with determining the value of all property within the county,
with maintaining certain records connected therewith, and with
determining the tax on taxable property after taxes have been
levied. He or she shall also be referred to in these statutes as
the "property appraiser' or "appraiser."

County tax collector = the county officer charged with the
collection of ad valorem taxes levied by the county, the school
board, any special taxing districts within the county, and all
municipalities within the county.

Mill = 1/1.000 of a United States dollar

Procedure = The [county] property appraiser is the
elected constitutional officer responsible for determining and
listing the value of all property in each count
All questions of assessment are initially determined by
him. If a property owner objects to a proposed assessment,
the owner may .appeal to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB)
for that county
The Board consists of three members of the county
commission and two members of the school board.
The Board members may choose to employ special
masters to conduct the VAB hearing for them The Department
of Revenue, Ad Valorem Tax Division, assesses the property
of railroad and private car line companies and certifies the
assessed values to the counties.

Real estate used and owned as a homestead = means
real property to the extent provided in s.6(a), Art VII of the State
Constitution. but less any portion thereof used for commercial
purposes, with the title of such property being recorded in the
official records of the county in which the property is located
Property rented for more than six months is presumed to be
used for commercial purposes.

Real property = means land. buildings, fixtures, and all
other improvements to land.
The term "land," "real estate," "realty," and "real property"
may be used interchangeably. Real property includes all other
permanent improvements on the land and is broadly classified,
based on land use, as follows:
a. Single family and mulli-family residential, condominia,
cooperatives, townhouses. time-share developments and
mobile homes; Vacant residential and unimproved acreage:
Commercial/Industrial, vacant or improved; and Agricultural.
b. By July 1 of each year, the property appraiser must
report the just value of all real property in the county as of
January 1. Factors to be considered in determining just value
are: present cash value, use: location; quantity or size, cost;
replacement value of improvements; condition; income from
property; and net proceeds if the property is sold.
c. The tax due for each parcel is calculated by multiplying
the taxable value by the tax rate Imillage) levied by the taxing
authorities within that county. The proposed tax bill is mailed
to the taxpayer, ,usually in August or September. Any timely
appeal of the tax assessment shall be made against this
notice. The actual tax bill is mailed to the taxpayer, usually.by
November 1. The payment must be made to the tax collector
by April 1 of the following year. There are discounts for early
payment and penalties for delinquency.

Taxable value = the assessed value of property minus the
amount of any applicable exemption provided under s.3 or s.6,
Art VII of the State Constitution and chapter 196.

Tax certificate = a legal document, representing unpaid
delinquent real property taxes, non-ad valorem assessments,
including special assessments, interest, and related costs
and charges, issued in accordance with this chapter against
a specific parcel of real property and becoming a first lien
thereon, superior to all other liens, except as provided by
s.197.573(2).

Tax notice = the tax bill sent to taxpayers for payment of
any taxes or special assessments collected pursuant to this
chapter, or the bill sehnt to taxpayers for payment of the total of
ad valorem taxes and non-ad valorem assessments collected
pursuant to s. 197.3632.

Tax millage rate = is set by the taxing authority for
the governmental unit within which the property is located.
The Florida Constitution directly authorizes counties, school
districts, and municipalities to levy ad valorem taxes. It also
provides that special districts may be created and authorized
by.law to levy ad valorem taxes.
The total tax rate is the combined tax rates (millages) of
all taxing authorities having jurisdiction over property in the
county. That part of the rate for general county operations and
maintenance is constitutionally limited to a maximum of 10
mills and is set by the county commissioners. The remainder
of the county tax rate consists of various referendum-approved
debt service millage for bonds and millage required by state
law. Also, school districts and municipalities are limited to a
maximum of 10 mills for operations and maintenance. The
Florida Constitution provides that no state ad valorem tax
will be levied. However, each year the legislature prescribes
, a required local millage for each school district to provide
revenue for the Florida Education Finance Program Each
special district tax rate is levied by the district taxing authority
against the property lying within the special district itself.
Such districts include hospital, drainage, and lighting districts.
Special districts are usually less than county-wide; some
districts, such as the water management districts, may cover
several counties Each tax bill consists of the total of all village
applicable to the particular property. The tax bill also includes
the related taxes due for all the taxing authorities having
jurisdiction over the property.


Tax receipt = the paid tax notice.
Tax rolls, assessment rolls = synonymous phrases
meaning the rolls prepared by the property appraiser pursuant
to chapter 193 and certified pursuant to s.193.122.

Taxpayer = the person or other legal entity in whose name
property is assessed, including an agent of a timeshare period
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requirements. The education
requirements include a
course and examination
on the Uniform Standards
of Professional Appraisal
Practice (USPAP), set forth by
the Appraisal Foundation.
At minimum, all states
require appraisers to be state
licensed or certified in order to
provide appraisals to federally
regulated lenders.
A federal law requires that
any appraiser involved in a
federally-related transaction
with aloan amount of $250,000
or more must have a state-
issued license or certification.
Although federal
standards do not require an
appraisal license for those
appraisers valuing real
property with loan amounts
of less than $250,000, many
states require any practicing
appraiser to obtain a license


or certification, regardless of
transaction value. In addition,
many states have different,
more stringent requirements
for licensing than the Appraisal


Foundation.

What are appraisal
licensing requirements in
Florida?

According to the Division
of Real Estate at www.
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licensing requirements for
appraisers are:
1. An applicant must be at
least 18 years old;
2. Hold a high school


diploma;
3. Fulfill the requirements
for each of the designated
levels of appraiser, which are:
Registered Trainee
Appraiser successful
completion of 100 classroom
hours of Board-approved
courses covering the topics


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Estate Appraisal Board in
subjects related to real estate
appraisal, plus electronic
fingerprinting;
Certified Residential
Appraiser successful
completion of 120 classroom
hours of Board-approved
courses, plus pass the Florida


Certified Residential Appraiser
examination with a grade
of at least 75, plus provide
evidence of 2,500 hours of
real property appraisal
experience obtained over a 24-
month period in real property
appraisal by furnishing, under
oath, a detailed statement of
the experience for each year of
experienced claimed.
The experienced claimed
must have been acquired in
no less than 24 months. Upon
request, the applicant must
provide the appraisal board,
for its examination, copies of
appraisal reports to support
the claim for experience.
Certified General
Appraiser successful
completion of 180 classroom
hours of Board-approved
courses, plus pass the Florida
Certified General Appraiser
Examination with a grade
of at least 75, plus provide
evidence of 3,000 hours or
real property appraisal
experience obtained over a 30-
month period in real property
appraisal by furnishing, under


oath, a detailed statement of
the experience for each year of
experience claimed.
The experience claimed
must have been acquired in no
less than 30 months. At least
50 percent (1,500 hours) of
the claimed experience must
be in non-residential appraisal
work. Again, upon request,


the applicant must provide
the appraisal board copies of
appraisal reports to support
claims of experience.
Appraiser Instructor
- additional experience and
abilities, as with most teaching
positions.
In Florida, all appraisers
renew on the same date,
in a two-year cycle set by
rule, and must successfully
complete continuing education
requirements in order to
renew any registration, license
or certification.

What are the components.
of an appraisal report?

Broad, basic components
of an appraisal report generally
consist of:
1. A description of the
property and its locale;
2. An analysis of the
"highest and best use" of the
property;
3. An analysis of sales
of comparable properties "as
near the subject property as
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4. Information regarding
current real estate activity
and/or market area trends.
In the real world, very few
individuals order appraisal
reports to establish an offering
price or to substantiate a
purchase price.
At the point that an offer
to purchase (in a typical


residential transaction) is
made, the price has been
set by other parties, not the
purchaser.
The price has been
determined by the seller, who
wishes to obtain the highest
price possible, or the agent,
who receives a percentage of
the price as compensation, '
and often represents the seller
in the transaction.
The agent will suggest
a selling price to the seller
based upon the CMA analysis
(See Who performs property
appraisals?).
However, neither the seller
nor the agent is bound by the .
results of the analysis, and
the agent is not required to
follow any formal procedure in
completing the CMA.
If a "seller wishes to list
the property at a price higher
than the price suggested by
the agent, then the agent may
be forced to accept the listing ,
at that price or risk losing a
commission.
Purchasers believe that
they are getting a good deal if
they make an offer lower than
the listed price. But how far
above the market value was
the property listed?
A negotiated price of 10
percent less than the listed
price on a property that was
listed at 20 percent above its
value is not a bargain.
The agent cannot, by law,
tell the purchaser that the ,
offered price is higher than
the value, or even higher than ,
their own CMA. In most states,
the agent must submit the ,
offer to the seller.
The seller of a property .
may want to order an appraisal
before listing the property. The
cost of the appraisal is usually
a deterrent, especially if the
seller knows that a buyer will
pay for it when applying for a
loan.
But the appraisal is often
justified. The seller could
lose a sale if the property ,
.appraises for less than the
sale price when appraised by
the appraiser.

Why do people order
real estate (property)
appraisals?

The most common reason
for ordering an appraisal is to '-
obtain a mortgage.
Other reasons include:
to reduce property taxes -
and appraisals to counter
an assessment by the county
property assessor; probate;. -
estate planning; divorce ".
settlements.
Most lenders are required
by federal and state laws and
current banking regulations to
obtain an appraisal for most
loans secured by r6al estate.
As of Jan. 1, 1993, all
appraisals made for mortgage
loans from -federally insured
lenders and other federally
related transactions must be
made by-a licensed or certified 2
appraiser.
Significantly,' individuals
applying for a loan are usually
only interested in obtaining the
loan and are not worried about
the prudence of buying the
property at the agreed-upon
price. In fact, many purchasers
will try to encourage appraisers
to increase the appraised value
so that they can purchase the -
home regardless of its value. .
The majority of private
real estate appraisals are "-
requested by mortgage
companies to validate the.
property's purchase price for
loan purposes.
Except for periods of
very low interest rates when
everyone is refinancing, most
loans are for the purchase of
(See APPRAISAL BASICS 7A)


Research shows that purchasers mistakenly assume that mortgage companies are looking after their interests
in the purchase transaction, insuring via an impartial private appraisal that the value paid is not inflated. However,
the law states that if the mortgage company orders the appraisal, the private appraiser is responsible only to
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real estate and ordered after a
sale price is negotiated.
Research shows that
purchasers mistakenly assume
that mortgage companies are
looking after their interests
in the purchase transaction,.
insuring, through an impartial
private appraisal, that the
value paid is not inflated.
However, the law states that if
the mortgage company orders
the appraisal,. the private
appraiser is responsible only
to the mortgage company.
People expect the mortgage
company to be prudent, but
being prudent is protecting
their interests, not necessarily
the purchaser's interests.
The mortgage company's
position is:
It has two sources of
repayment: the purchaser's
income and the property.
The responsibility to
repay the loan is not based
on the property's value, so the
purchaser is obligated to pay
the note even if the property
value declines to zero.
The loan may be insured
or guaranteed by a government.
agency.
The government does not
promise to pay the purchaser's
debt if the property value is
wrong.
If the loan is greater than
80 percent of the value, a


to use sales of comparable,
competitive properties:
same size, age, room count,
condition, similar amenities
and external influences. This
rarely happens though, so
adjustments have to be made,


assuming the price is not
affected by undue stimulus.
Implicit in this definition
is the consummation of a sale
as of a specified date and
the passing of title from seller
to buyer under conditions


portion of the loan may be
insured by a private mortgage
insurer.
There is no decrease
in risk for the purchaser
regardless of the loan-to-value
iatio. The investment by the
purchaser is the same, a mix
of personal cash and a loan
that must be repaid. .

How is a home's market
value established?

As the appraiser compiles
data pertinent' to a report,
lie or she may spend only
a short time inspecting the
property, because this is, only
the beginning.
4 Considerable research-
and collection of general
and specific data must be
conduct ted before the appraiser
gan arrive at a final opinion of
,'alie.
Ideall\. appraisers want


earning power will support,
are the most important
considerations in the valuation
of real property.
In other words, any
properties can be, compared;
the vital question is, are the'
,properties a competitive
comparison, are the addresses
competitive addresses in ter ms
of location and other qualifying
factors. or are the properties
being compared really apples
and oranges?
The Uniform Residential
Appraisal Report, the official
appraisal report form intended
to be used -by all private
'property appraisers, defines
market value as:
"The most probable price.
which a property should bring
in a .competitive and .open
market- under all conditions
requisite to a: fair sale, the
buyer and seller, each acting
prudently. knowledgeably and


special or creative financing
or sales concessions* granted
by anyone associated with the
sale."

What is the connection
between property
appraisals and property
taxes?

Ad valorem property


Ad valorem property taxes are based on fair market property
estates, as determined by market transactions.
But if those market transactions have been corrupted (inflated)
property appraisals, then those assessments may be wrong.
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based on what people will pay
extra for.
Examples: extra square-
footage, bedrooms, fireplace,
upgrading, parking facilities,
swimming pool, lot size,
'location, and so on.
To help get a better
picture, the information is
entered on a form, a value for
differences is established, and
comparisons are made to the
subject property. A minimum
of three verified closed sales
with photographs are required
to establish a value.
The value indicated
by the most recent and
factually comparable sales of
competitive properties, the
current cost of reproducing or
replacing a building, and the
value that the property's net


whereby: (1) buyer and seller
are typically motivated; (2)
both parties are well informed
or well advised, and each
acting in what he or she
considers his or her own best
interest; (3) a reasonable time
is allowed for exposure in the
open market; (4) payment
is made in terms of cash
in U.S. dollars or in terms
of financial arrangements
comparable thereto; and
(5) the price represents the
normal consideration for the
property sold unaffected by


taxes are based on fair market
property values of individual
estates, as determined by
market transactions.
A local tax assessor applies
an established assessment rate
to the fair market value. By
multiplying the tax rate by the
assessed value of the property,
a tax due is calculated.
But if those market
transactions have been
corrupted (inflated) by
fraudulent private property
appraisals, then those
assessments may be wrong.


The taxing authority
requires and/or performs an
appraisal of the monetary
value of the property, and tax
is assessed in proportion to


The assessment is made
up of two components: the
improvement or building
value, and the land or site
value.


that value. The assessment of an
In the United States, individual piece of real estate
property tax on real estate may be according to one or
is usually assessed by local more of the normally accepted
government, at the municipal methods of valuation (income
or county level. approach', market value, or
replacement cost).
Assessments may be given
at 100 percent of value, or at
values of individual some lesser percentage.
In most, of not all,
by fraudulent private assessment jurisdictions, the
determination" of value made
by the assessor is subject to
some sort of administrative or
judicial review, if the appeal
These taxes are collected- is instituted by the property
by municipalities such as owner.


cities, counties, and districts
in many locations in the U.S.
They fund municipal budgets
for school systems, sewers,
parks, libraries, fire stations,
hospitals, etc.


(The next article in this
series will examine the types
of bogus private property
appraisals and how the
schemes work.)


The value of a house is based on recent
sales of similar, neighboring homes in the
market, as well as rentals and listing
data.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS

(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)

Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Wednesday, December 6,2006 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers
The agenda will include the following topics:
1. PUBLIC HEARING Approval of 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
2. Endorsement of FDOT Tentative Five Year Work Program
3. Approval of Amendment to FY 2007 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
4. Endorsement of Concept of,the North Florida Transportation Alliance
5. Support Legislation to Expand Items Included in the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)
6. Support Legislation to Create Transportation Bond Financing Program
7: Authorize Cointract with Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) for Trolley Shelters
8. Approval of Letter of Interest Property for expansion of Public Transportation Facilities
9. Appointment of TPO Member and Alternate to Serve on the Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory-
Council (MPOAC) for 2007
10. Approval of New TPO Letterhead
11. 'Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding transportation issues.
The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, December 6,2006 in the
Panama City City Hall: .
* Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
* Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
* Bicycle Pedestrian Advisor\ Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.
Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/bctpo. Direct questions or comments to Mr.
Nick Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914, ext 212, or nickoloffn@ wfrpc.dst.fl.us.
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act and for language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language require-
ments at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least 48 hours in advance.
Announcement: The Bay County Intergovernmental Coordination Committee for Roadway Concurrency Manage-
ment will meet Wed nesday, December 6, 2006 at 9:00 am in the Panama City City Hall Conference Room behind
the Commission Chambers. Contact Mr. Jason Pannanen at 784-4025 for additional information.


The county property appraiser does
not create value. People create value by
buying and selling real estate in the open
: market place.
The property appraiser is responsible for
studying these transactions, interpreting
:the market, and appraising each property
accordingly for tax purposes.
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Holds C
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
North Florida Christian
coach Casey Weldon admon-
ished his celebrating play-
ers to gather and prepare
to shake the hands of the
visitors before enjoying any
of the fruits of victory.
After shaking hands
with each player and cheer-
leader, Weldon then faced
the visiting stands and gave
them a thumb's up, for
their support of the van-
quished and as a salute to
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to Tallahassee.
Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer thanked his players
for their season of effort
and then pulled his seniors
- "In their four years here
they have elevated the pro-
gram," Palmer said after-
ward together for an emo-
tional, and final, huddle.
Those were the two
sides of the scale last Friday
night after North Florida
Christian had survived
a scare it hadn't encoun-
tered since September and
earned the right to play


for the state Class 1A foot-
ball title from the team
which won the ring last
December.
' Port St. Joe held near-
ly every numerical advan-
tage last Friday night in
Tallahassee save the most
important on the score-
board.
The Sharks (9-3) out-
gained host North Florida
Christian (11-2) and con-
trolled much of the clock
but came out on the short
end of an 18-13 score and
thus denied a chance to


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Port St. Joe's Ashley Davis, receiving the handoff from quarterback Mike Quinn, had 65 yards and
scored the Sharks' first touchdown.


Langston Tournament


Slated fi
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Youth Foundationr Basketball
Classic will feature a new look
on;Dec. 15-16, with a full slate
.of high school hoops action in
dte offing. '
SThis year the tournament
is strictly a prep affair, with Dr.
David Langston, president and
CEO of the foundation, decid-
ing to focus on high school
basketball instead of the junior
college line-up which has char-
acterized past tournaments.
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
high schools are among a
dozen or so schools partici-
pating
For the second-straight
year, the tournament will be


or Dec. 15-16


.held at Chipola Junior College,
as the foundation continues its
goal of exposing youngsters to
the college environment as a
way of broadening horizons.
The, tournament is spon-
sored this year by the Florida
Department of Lottery.
Following is the slate of
.games. All times, noted are
Central Standard Time:
Friday'
1 p.m. West Gadsden ver-
sus Bay High (girls); 2:30 p,.m.
Vernon versus Quincy Carter
Parramore;. 4 p.m. West
Gadsden versus Tallahassee
Godby; 5:30 p.m. Ocala
. Shores Christian versus East
Gadsden; 7 p.m. Malone


versus East Gadsden (girls);
8:30 p.m. Port St. Joe versus
Daytona Beach Seabreeze.
Saturday.
10 a.m. Wewahitchka
versus Vernon' (girls); I1:30
a.m. Carter Parramore
versus Bay (girls); 1 p.m.
- Godby versus Seapreeze;
2:30 p.m. East Gadsden
versus Cottondale (girls);
4 p.m. Shores Christian
versus West Gadsden; '5:30
p.m. Blountstown versus
Cottondale; 7 p.m. Malone
versus West Gadsden (girls);
8:30 p.m. Port St. Joe versus
East Gadsden.


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Port St. Joe's Patrick Bailey gives NFC tailback Dayne Read no room to run.


defend their :Class 1A state
title Friday isi Miami.
Remove a slow start
and a critical fourth-quar-
ter score after Port St.
Joe took its lone lead of
the night and the Sharks
played with I characteristic
toughness and could have
emerged victorious.
"We had' our chances
and we just didn't quite get
it done," Palmer said. "I
was pleased that we were
right there with them, but
disappointed we won't get a
chance to defend our title."
The Sharks rushed for
246 yards and held the
high-scoring Eagle offense,
which rang up 49 points
last weekend against
Jacksonville University
Christian, to 31 fewer
points and 294 total yards.
Port St. Joe had entered
the game with a few new
wrinkles in their defensive
scheme aimed at corralling
North Florida Christian's
passing attack by playing
deeper and blitzing less.
For the most part it
worked, thanks to tremen-
dous work at the corners
by Mike Quinn and Jordan,
McNair and consistent pres-
sure from the front four


which limited the Eagles'
big-play. capabilities.
Eagle quarterback
Chris Walley was 10 of 17
for just 133 yards and no
touchdowns.
The Sharks even'
unveiled some aerial fire-
works of their own, includ-
ing a key 52-yard pass late
in the first .half, to run up
317 total yards.
"They have .a great
team and played with a
lot of heart," said Weldon,
' the former Florida State
University. and NFL quar-
terback in his first year at
North Florida Christian. "It
was an.incredible game. We
were fortunate to come out
on top."
Port St. Joe dug a hole
in the first 6:30 of the game
from which they only brief-
ly emerged.
The Eagles took
the opening kickoff and
marched 78 yards in nine
plays primarily behind the
legs of Dayne Read (99
yards rushing, 60 receiv-
ing), who plunged over from
the 1 for the touchdown.
Walley also converted
a key third-and-11 to keep
the drive alive.
The extra-point kick


was wide and the Eagles
were up 6-0.
Three plays late,
McNair fumbled a pitch
while sprinting on a sweep
to the right and the Eagles
recovered at the Shark 33'
Two plays later Walley
found Read for a screen
pass which went for 20
yards to the Port St. Joe
3. Read barged over left
tackle for the touchdown,
the pass for two points was
broken up and the Sharks
were down 12-0.
But they would not fold,
steadily winning the field
position battle through the
rest of the half thanks to
defense and Austin Peltier's
consistent punting before
an exchange of turnovers
- Port St. Joe quarterback
Mike Quinn was intercept-
ed and Read fumbled on
the ensuing play gave Port
St. Joe the ball at its 30.
From there, Quinn guid-
ed a 10-play march that.
culminated in his 52-yard
completion to McNair who
was running a post pattern
to set up Ashley Davis' 1,-
yard touchdown run. '
Peltier was barely wide

(See SHARKS on- Page 11 A)


Dixie Youth Annual


Meeting

The Dixie Youth Girls Softball League
will be holding its annual meeting on
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Tenth
St. Ball Field. Any person interested in
becoming a board member must attend.
All persons interesting in coaching
should be present.
Any question or for more informa-
tion, please contact Steve Brinkmeier aft
648-8352.


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2006 Varsity. Basketball Schedule
Team Place
Pre-Toumey Blountstown -
Pre-Tourney Blountstown
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Port St. Joe Away
Bethlehem Away
Liberty County Home,
Altha Away


Blountstown
Apalachicola
Langston Presentation
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Langston Tourney
Poplar Springs
Blountstown Tourney


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right with the extra-point
kick and the Sharks went
into the locker room at
halftime within 12-6 and
with momentum.
"We did hurt ourselves
a couple of times on offense
but the kids did a great
job coming back from 12
points down," Palmer said.
The Sharks averted
more disaster early in the
third quarter when a Peltier


- From Page 10A


punt was blocked and NFC
took over at the Port St.
Joe 25, but the defense
held and a 39-yard field
goal attempt barely made it
past the line of scrimmage
after a poor snap.
"The kids played terrif-
ic defense all night," Palmer
said. '
The missed field goal
seemed to fuel the Sharks,
who marched 80 yards in


11 plays behind the rush-
ing of Chaz Byrd (95 yards)
and Davis (65 yards), con-
suming nearly five minutes
of increasingly precious
time.
McNair covered the
final 28 yards on a sweep
around right end and
Peltier's extra-point gave
the Sharks a brief 13-12
lead.
Brief because the Eagles
answered immediately, with
Walley passing and running
the Eagles over 63 yards
in 11 plays, sneaking over


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Shark quarterback Mike Quinn passed for 71 yards, including
a key 52-yard post pattern to Jordan McNair to set up the Sharks'
first points.


Tim Croft/The Star
Mike Quinn wheels to pitch to Chaz Byrd, who led Port St. Jot with 95 rushing yards against North Florida Christian.




Sharks Split Two for Week


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A district win and a lesson
in what it will take to advance
in the playoffs provided the
bookends for the Port St. Joe
High School boys' soccer team
this past week.
The Sharks (5-1 overall)
remained undefeated in the
district with a 6-0 victory at
Freeport last Monday night.
in, game .which allowed the
Sharks to provide their entire
roster some playing time.
I Freeport, in its first year
of .soccer, was fielding a co-
ed team, which must compete
against boys' teams from other
schools.
Mica Ashcraft, with an
assist from John Larsen,
Kurtis Krum, with an assist
from Jimmy Curry, and Sam
Ellmer, who netted a penal-
ty kick, scored in the first
10 minutes of the game and
Coach Tom Curry pulled most
of his starters.
"They reminded me of us
in the early days before we
even had a luhi school team
and played just recreational
soccer," Tom Curry said. "This


game gave .up an opportunity
to get some players experience,
which is important since we
do not have a jayvee team."
Samuel Van Dam on anl
assist from Carlos Castillo
made it 4-0 Port St. Joe before
Chris James scored the final
two goals, the first on an assist
from Krum, the second unas-
sisted.
Monday, Nov. 27
Wakulla 1, Port St. Joe 0
The Sharks played, one
of those contests which will
prove valuable come playoff
time. Having won its district
each of the past two years only
to bV eliminated in the open-
ing regional playoff game, the
Sharks need the experience of
facing some of.the best teams
in the area.
Wakulla beat the Sharks
4-0 in a preseason match, but
Monday it was a much closer
affair.
"It was a great game, the
kind of game we need to play in
order to advance in the region
come playoff time," Coach
Curry said. "They played very


well, we played very well, it-
was a great defensive game."
Wakulla scored the lone
goal roughly five minutes into
the second half on a play In
which the ball bounced among
players in the box before being
knocked into the net.
"We had our
opportunities, six
good opportuni-
ties, to scored and -
just didn't get it
done," Coach Curry
said. "We learned
that when we get
those opportuni-
ties against good"
teams, we have to
score."
Zeke Stephens V
came in. for spe-
cial praise. having E1
spent the entire
game marking
Wakulla's top play-
er, midfield Patrick
Stewart, who grew .
increasingly frus- ".
treated as the game
wore on. .. -
Goalkeeper.
Hunter Garth,
Kevin Quaranta,


Philip Fuze. and Adam Footlick
helped Stephens anchor
a defense which was nearly
impenetrable.
"They did a great job,"'
Coach Curry said.


from the 1 with the go-.
ahead score with just under
nine minutes remaining.
It was the one drive in
which Walley had any con-
sistent success in the air,
but it was a critical one.
The run for two points
was stuffed and it was 18-
13.
"That was an unbeliev-
able drive, to answer back
like that," Weldon said. "We
thought we had balance;
that we could pass and we
could run and we proved it
on that drive."
The Sharks never really
threatened after that, the
product, arguably of a pass-
ing game that was inconsis-
tent all season,. but also
an Eagle defense schemed'
to stop McNair sweeps to
either side.
Port St. Joe was also
constrained when Mike
Quinn hurt his knee for at
least the third time in the
game and had to come to
the sideline on a fourth-
and-three at the NFC 40


with six minutes remain-
ing.
With Quinn 'available,
the Sharks would have
almost certainly gone for
the first down. But it was
no time to, insert a reserve
cold off the bench.
And though the Eagles
missed on another field
goal attempt, this from. 42
yards, they ate up all but
45 seconds of the clock.
This answered the ques-
tion of whether Port St. Joe
would have the opportu-
nity for one last ground-
gobbling march with a
resounding no.
PSJ 0 6 7 0 13;
NFC- 12 0 0 6 18
First quarter
NFC Read 1 run (kick failed)
NFC Read 3 run (pass failed)
Second quarter
PSJ Davis I run (kick "
failed)
Third quarter
PSJ McNair 28 ruin (Peltier
kick)
Fourth quarter
NFC Walley 1 run (run
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2006 J.V. Football Schedule


Date
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8/24
9/7
9/14
9/21


6. 10/5


Team
Vernon
Bfountstown
Wewahitchka
N.F.C.
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Wewa


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(H) 7:00
(A) 7:00
(A) 7:00
(H) 7:00
(H) 7:00


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9/29 *Sneads


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'West Gadsden (A)
Apalachicola (A)


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10/13
9. 10/20


2006 Varsity Football Schedule
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Partly sunny with a
few sct. thunderstorms
High: 770; Low: 650


TOMORROW





Showers and thunder-
storms
High: 710; Low: 550


SATURDAY

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Mostly cloudy and
cooler
High: 690; Low: 520


SUNDAY


Continued mostly
cloudy.
High: 690; Low: 450


MONDAY





Sunny to partly cloudy
and cooler
High: 640; Low: 410


TUESDAY





Sunny to partly cloudy
skies
High: 630; Low: 42


WEDNESDAY


Sunny to partly cloudy
skies
High: 64*; Low: 44*


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Monday 11/27 75/51/0.00
Sunday 11/26 70/48/0.00
Saturday 11/25...................... 71/48/0.00
Friday 11/24 68/41/0.00
Trur';dav' 11,23 63 42- 0Ul
Wadrinsday 11 22 64/36/0.00.
Tuesday 11/21 58/38/0.00'


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Sunrise Sunset
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Friday 12 1 .'.7:19 a.m.. .5:41 p.m.
Saturday 12.2....7:20 am.. .5:41 p m
Sunday 12'3 ....7:21 a.m.. .5:41 p.m.
Monday/ 124....721 a m. .5:41 p.m.
Tuesday 12/5.... .7:22 a.m.: .5:41 p.m.
Wednesday 12 6 7 23 am .5:42 p m
Moonrise Moonset
Triursdjy 11.30. 2 31 pm..2273 m.
Friday 12'1 ......3-04 pm .333 3 rm
Saturday 122 .. 3:42 p.m 4.41 anm
Sunday 12 3 ...426p.m 551mrr
Monday 12'4 ... .5:16 p.m.. .7:02 a.m.
Tuesday 12 5 ..6 14pm S 11 3 m
Wednesday 12'6 .7.16 p.m .9 12 am.


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Chattahoochee 43.92 -0.29,
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Apalachicola 72 56
Bainbridge 70 51
Bristol 70 50
Columbus 64- 44
Crystal Lake 68 49
Defuniak Sp. 68 49
Dothan 68 48
Enterprise 68 48
Ft. Walton Bch.66 49
Gainesville 75 53
Jacksonville 75 53
Marianna 69 49
Mobile 64 40
Montgomery 60 39
Newport 71 53
Niceville 66 49
Panama City 70 53
Pascagoula 58 41
Pensacola 67 46
Port St. Joe 71 .55
Tallahassee 71 55
Valdosta 73 56
Wewahitchka 71 51
Wilm-i 71 51


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Coolest: -9 Cui Bank


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Albuquerque '33 17
Arncihorr ge 21 1.,
Atlanta. 69 55
Baltimore 68 53
Billings 25. 16
Birmingham 74 50
Boise 34 22
Boston 64 51
Buffalo 63 54
,.re.-enrne .24 11
CnLi'.go 42 28
Cn nirinri 66. 43
ilevelrind 61i 44
D:avincri 63 14
Denver 28 12
Des Moiri.. 27 12
Detroit 55 39


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Hlsnr-ni 48 37
Ho,.ng Kong 77 66
Jrujaitlem 71 53
Kabul' 42 28
Lmn, *74 63
London 56 45
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Meo.ic' City 74 52
Monireal 57 51
Moscow i 40 30
[l:w Delhi 76 55.


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37 23 rs
33 18 pc
54 37 s
43 25 pc
71 52 s
47 31 pc
84 73 pc
34 22 .sn
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69 41 r
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The Star Port St. Joe FL Thursday, November 30, 2006 SECTION 8


New and Returning Gulf County




School Board Members Sworn in


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

W\ith family and friends watching and
participating, one new and two returning
Gulf County school board members were
sworn in last Tuesday morning at the
school board administrative offices on
.W &L o n g A v e n u e .
-: George Core swore in returning board
4 i.nmemlbers George Cox and Danny Little,
while Gulf County Clerk of Court Becky
-"Norris swore in newly appointed member
7'.John Wright.
Cox earned another four-year term
.N : after running unopposed this year.
Little, wh6 was appointed to the School
XBoard last year to fill the remainder of
the term of the late Oscar Redd, beat
challenged Eric Bidwell in September to
secure his first four-year term.
Wright ousted long-time board member
Charlotte Pierce in September.
-,-. 3 In regular board business conducted
after the swearing-in ceremony:
S.. Acting chair Billy Quinn, was
."."". .- ...:nominated and unanimously elected as
.... chair of the board. Sitftig member Linda
Wood was elected as lice-chair.
Board, members voted on their
:, salaries, noting for the audience that
-..-- "; -Florida school board members are the
only constituiionally-appointed officers
..who approve their own salaries, as stated
by Florida law.
r.. 1. I I 'I .. ,-Recommendations for school board
4Um nemnbers' salaries are calculated yearly
,.. .: [. .. ,f.., ,' .i .. 7 .I -: .by the Florida School Boards Association.
Inc., and all school districts are strong'
Marie Logan/The Star
George Core congratulates returning board member George Cox after swearing him in for another term. Looking on were Cox's family: Stephen and
Stacey Price, and Evelyn Cox. (See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 11B)



Cowboys .Luirking Inside ome Out Like Clockwork
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By David Vest
Florida Freedom Newspapers

The romance of the Old West is alive
-nd thriving in the Panhandle. Just check
out the monthly shootouts near Port St.
SJoe, like the one they had Saturday.
A group called the Panhandle Cattle,
Company usually has, its Cowboy Action
Shooting demonstration on the fourth
Saturday at the Gulf Rifle Club on State
'1. But for November, the group moved
the get-together back one week to the third
Saturday, to get away from holiday ,con-
flicts. They'll do the same on Dec. 16.
There part of a national group called
the Single Action Shooting Society. based in
Yorba Linda. Calif. Nationally,. were 65,000
members strong says Jack Chipman of
Panama City. a founder and past president
of the Panhandle Cattle Company, which
has about 40 members.
- Chipman is a private investigator, fire-


arms instructor and gunsmith who goes by
the name Jack Hanuner. He chose an alias
when he became a member, as all SASS
members do. His wife. Sandra, goes by
Tac Hammer and is the Panhandle Cattle
Company's secretary and treasurer.
The current president. John Buddi
of Panama City,. goes by Palmetto Rattler.
He's retired from the Air Force and a sec-
ond career as a commercial pilot. He got
involved when he saw Chipman at a shoot-
ing range. practicing his cowboy shooting.
Buddi already was a master shoot:-
er. having once won the prestigious
Distinguished Marksman award estab-
lished by Theodore Roosevelt. "I've been
involved in competitive shooting since I
knew I was alive." he said in an interview.
"I went to one I Panhandle Cattle Company)
match and I was hooked."
The group uses only guns and replicas
prior to 1900. Chipman said. "Mostly in
the 1870s and 80s. from the real West."


Tom Needham / The News Herald
Tac Hammer, also known as Sandra Chipman, takes aim in the Panhandle Cattle Company's
Cowboy Shooting Demonstration near Port St. Joe on Oct. 28. "She's probably the best shooter in the
Southeast" in the women's category, says her husband, Jack Hammer (Jack Chipman).


Tom Needham / The News Herald
Ranger master Strider (John Bernal of Port St. Joe) keeps watch as Tony Tin Star (Anthony Deas of
Tallahassee) takes aim. Firearm safety is one mission of the Panhandle Cattle Company and its parent
group, the Single Action Shooting Society.


That includes single-action revolvers, pis-
tol-caliber lever-action rifles and old-time
shotguns.
Costumes at shootouts also are straight
from the Old West. although Chipman says
some stretch the rule a bit. Western wear
we see in the mo-ies isn't always authen-
tic.
Each alias is based on a character or
profession in the old West. a movie char-
acter or a character from Western fiction.
bYou're issued an alias and a badge num-
ber." Clhpman said. "and no two numbers
are the same and no two aliases are the
same."
Way back when SASS started, all the
easy aliases went first, he said. "Everybody
wanted to be Clint Eastwood or John
Wayne or Doc Holliday." he said. "All those
names were taken years ago. Now youve
got to be more creative."
Chipman's alias. Jack Hammer. is
adapted from his first name and the hanm-
mer of a pistol. Buddi chose Panlmetto


Rattler because of the name's associa-
tion with Florida. Other officers for the
3-year-old Panhandle Cattle Company go
by Super Saber Cowboy. Asphalt Slinger,
Strider and TC Slim.
Rainy-day start
According to SASS history, movie and
TV westerns gave birth to the movement. In
1981. Harper Creigh. aka Judge Roy Bean.
had a brainstorm after watching a couple
of old Westerns on TV on a rainy Saturday
afternoon. The Southern California busi-
nessman called two shooting-match bud-
dies and suggested that their next match
should have Western-type guns.
SASS grew to global reach, and it now
has several categories of guns for shooters.
women as well as men. Four firearms are
required for a match: a shotgun, a rifle
and two single-action revolvers. All must
be period-correct.

(See COWBOYS on Page 12B)


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Retired Military Honored
Retired military residents at Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center were honored by the local VFW and staff
with a presentation of American flags, refreshments and lap
throws. We sincerely thank our veterans for their dedication to
our country and our lives.


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,The Residents of Bay St. Joe Care &
Rehabilitation Center go "Bowling"

Lucille Fleming and Faye
Burkett demonstrate the fine
art of bowling to the staff and
residents at Bay St. Joe last
week. Sure looks like they
S have mastered the art... don't
you think?


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National Home Care Month
A & A Homecare, Inc. in Gulf County celebrated National
Home Care Month by providing catered lunches to the Senior
Citizens of Gulf County. On Nov. 17 Lunch was provided to
the Wewa Senior Citizens with guest Commissioner Carmen
McLemore and Commissioner Billy Traylor at attendance. On
Nov. 20 Lunch was provided to the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
with guest Commissioner Nathan Peters.
Thank you to Paul Gants BBQ and to our wonderful Seniors
of Gulf County.


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Many Thanks Community Volunteers


The 2006 Christmas Program for the
Young and Elderly committee added a new
holiday treat. This wonderful community
of volunteers in the Gulf County Senior
Citizens center gathered together to help
prepare and deliver over 250 Thanksgiving
Day diners.
There were over two dozen volunteers
from.-all walks of life working as a well-
formed team to prepare and pack these
delicious dinners for the community. The
volunteers all had one thing in common,
everyone wanted to make Thanksgiving Day
special for the needy in our comn-111i1 iit\.
The volunteers started arriving at 9- .
9:30 a.m. and worked tirelessl-. i
until every known need had ,. I
been met, every mor-sel / I
-of food packaged ar.d .. I
delivered. The. volunteers -
all made this an enjoyable ,
-morning for everyone
involved./ ( .
- The volunteer
-meal deliverers came .
in with their boxes '- .-,
and containers and l., ;I''
-quickly received their
dinners. Off they went
'to bring these dinners .: ;
to the homebound, and \ ) \
:needy people in Gulf
'and Bay County.
The volunteers all
prayed together for the \ \
success of the project,
laughed, worked hard, and
all worked together. The food,
turkeys, hams, greens, potato ,'
salad, and the great-tasting deserts
were also prepared by volunteers in
our community. The St. Joe Company, at


the recommendation of Mr. John Hendry,
provided the funds to make this possible.
The committee is asking for anyone
who would like to contribute in anyway
towards the Christmas Day dinner is
asked to call Mr. Billy Dixson 227-5126 or
Jerry Stokoe 899-1036. Volunteers may
just show up on Christmas morning from
9 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will always be
work that can be done to help this effort of
love and caring.


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Fifth Annual Golf Tournament


The weather was made
to order for a day on the
golf course, and the teams
were ready for a day of golf-
ing, socializing, great food
and door prizes. A perfect
day for the Fifth Annual
Golf Tournament to benefit
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association and the Meals on
Wheels program.
The Fourth Place team
was Brian McCoy, Larry
Wilson, Marvin Shimfessel
and Dick Davis; 3rd place
team was Grant Rish, Ralph
Rish, Warren Yeager and
Michael Hammond; 2 "nd
Place went to Barry Whaley,
Tom Knox, Andy Durance and
Bubba Harmon; and the First
Place Prize went to Buddy
Layfield, Damon McNair, PT.
Taunton, and Elvis Rich.
The Senior Citizens
Program is grateful to all
the teams for registering
and supporting our seniors,
and a big thank you goes to
our sponsors: Ake's Septic,
Port St. Joe Ace Hardware,
Bayside Savings Bank,
Gulf Coast DataCom, G.A.,


Food Service, Parker Realty,
Rich's IGA, Capital City
Bank, Tyndall Federal Credit
Union, Coastal Realty Group,
Bayside Lumber, Harold's
Auto Parts, St. Joe Rent All,
Kesley Colbert, Russ & Diane
Scholz, TIFCO Enterprises,
Roberson & Friedman, David
Lister, D.M.D., Hannon
Insurance, Harmon's Heavy
Equipment, 5 Star 2000,
David Whitfield, Preble-
Rish, Inc., The Port Wine &
Spirits, Coastal Community
Bank, Port Inn, Larry &
Verna Mathes, Subway of
Wewa, Port St. Joe Rotary,
Portside Trading Company,
Jeff Whitfield Logging,
Smiley's Detailing, Century
21 Gulf Coast Realty, Fred
Witten, Wooten Birmingham
Construction and Russell
Scaturro Glass Art.
All funds raised through
the tournament will be used
to pay for hot nutritious
meals for our homebound
senior citizens.
Thanks to everyone for
your continued support. See
you next year!


Scout Fundraiser


The local Port St. Joe
Boy Scout Troop #47 will be
bagging groceries for tips at
Duren's Piggly Wiggly in Port
St. Joe this Friday, December
1st from 3:00pm to 9:00pm
and all day Saturday Dec.
2nd from 9:00am to 9:00pm
with all proceeds benefiting


Boy Scout Troop #47. Their
goal is $500 or more.... Come
out and show your support
by giving your generous sup-
port to the local Boy Scouts.
For more information on how
you can help support the Port
St. Joe Boy Scout Troop #47
please call, 227-3349.


Adopt a Senior

Citizen Angel
Open house and Adopt
a Senior Citizen Angel for
Dec. 5, 2006 4-6 PM CST
at 211 N Hwy 71 in Wewa.
This is A & A HomeCare,
Inc's 2nd annual open house
and adopt an Angel pro4
gram. Refreshments will be
served.


Miss Florida

Forgotten

Pageant in PSJ

The Miss Florida Forgotten
Coast Calendar Contest and
Miss Florida Forgotten Coast
Christmas Pageant will be held
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School.
There is no age limit
for girls and women. Boys
can compete up to age 8.
Scholarships are available,
and all judges will come from
out of town. I
For more informationi
call Georgette Colson at 653,
7634.


WE WAHITCHKA MEDICAL CENTER
255 West River Road Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Peter Obesso, MD Echo Saindon, PA-C
Open 8 AM- 5PM Mon-Fri

Call 639-5828 for more information
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, & Most Insurances we have a
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Mrs. Erma Scott Creel, 92, daughter
of James Henry Scott and Jeffie Seaneth
Stephens Scott, passed away Saturday
morning, November 18, 2006, in Panama
City. A native of Apalachicola, Florida,
she had been a resident of Port Saint Joe
since 1952 and was retired from St. Joe
Telephone & Telegraph Company. She
was active in the Order of the Eastern
Star and served as Matron of Honor. Mrs.
Creel was also a long time member of the
First Baptist Church. She was preceded in


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death by her husband, Earl Creel.
Survivors include two brothers, Fred
Scott of Panama City and Jerry Scott of
Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held at 2:00
p.m. EST Tuesday, November 21, 2006
at the First Baptist Church, conduct-
ed by the Rev. Brent Vickery and the
Rev. Charles Scott. Interment followed in
Magnolia Cemetery. She laid in state at the
church for an hour prior to the funeral.
Those who wish may make donations in
her memory to the First Baptist Church
Missions Program.


All services are under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral Home.

Reffer Dixie Starling
Reffer Dixie Starling, 90, of Port St.
Joe, Fla., passed away Friday, November.
17, 2006, surrounded by her loving family.
Ms. Sterling was born in Jackson County,
Fla., and was a longtime resident of Gulf
County, Fla. She was a wonderful home-
maker, talented seamstress, gardener, and
a fabulous cook, renowned for her fried


cornbread. She was a very loving mother
and grandmother. Ms. Starling was pre-
deceased by her husband, H.W. Starling;
her parents Minnie Lee Harper and John
Walter Richter; two sisters, Easter Skipper
and Doris Baker; three brothers, Archie,
Collie, and Jack Richter. She is survived
by her two daughters, Catherine (Foy)
Adams, Ann Harper, DeAnn Young, Donna
Young, and Mack Young; seven great-grand-
children; eight great-great-grandchildren,
and many nieces and nephews. Graveside
services were held Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006
at 3 p.m. (EST) at Holly Hill Cemetery.


Holiday Poinsettias


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Poinsettias (Poin-set-ee-
ahs) and Christmas go together
especially here in Florida. The


poinsettia's bright red bracts
and dark foliage give this plant
a festive appearance, which is
especially appreciated during
the holidays.
Poinsettias have become


very popular throughout
the country as symbols of
Christmas. As a Floridian,
you have the widest selection
of poinsettia varieties from
which to choose. If you plan


to buy a poinsettia this year,
you'll want to know what to
look for, and how to care for
your purchase father get it
home. My information on
poinsettia selection and care
was provided by Extension
Horticulture specialist Dr.
Robert J. Black.
You'll probably hear this
plant call both poinsettia


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(poin-set-ah) and poinsettia
(poin-set-ee-ah). The second
pronunciation is preferred by
most garden experts. But,
don't feel you have to say
"poin-set-ee-ah". If you tell
your nurseryman you want
a poin-set-ah he/she'll know
what you mean.
When shopping for a poin-
settia, look for several things.
Be sure the plant has green
foliage almost to the soil line.
A plant, which has lost most of
,its bottom leaves, is probably
getting old. Factors such as
sudden temperature changes,
soil pests, and insect also can
cause leaf drop. A good sup-
ply of lower leaves is a basic
key to healthier as well as
younger plant.
The showy parts, which
most people call flowers, aren't
flowers at all. They're special
kinds of leaves, called bracts.
These should be large enough
to extend well beyond the
lower green foliage, and they
should be brightly colored.
The most popular poinsettia
color is red. But, you also
can find. numerous shades of
pink, white and every color
. combinations.


yellow flowers, a good portion
of -the plant's display life is
over, and the bracts soon will
begin to fade.
Poinsettias are native to
the warmer, humid regions of
Mexico. So, potted poinsettias
need special care. As house
plants, poinsettias should
be located they'll enjoy uni-
form temperature of 60 to 75
degrees Fahrenheit during the
day, and about 60 degrees at
night. They also should receive
bright light, but not direct sun.
Avoid areas subject to drafts,
sudden temperature changes,
low humidity, and dim light.
If you have poinsettias in
your landscape, you'll prob-
ably use them as cut flowers,
to brighten your home's holi-
day d6cor. To keep the bracts
from wilting, the stem ends
should be singed to coagulate
the milky sap and prevent its
loss. Also, it helps to "condi-
tion" poinsettias, by placing
cuttings in water and hold-
ing them in a cool area over-
night, before bringing them
indoors. Arrangements of cut
poinsettias should be placed
in cook, draft-free areas where
there's good light. But, like


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the United States of America," stated his nominator, City Councilman Jim
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The real poinsettia flow-
ers are small green and yellow
clusters growing in the center
of the bracts.' You should
select a plant with small, green
undeveloped flower parts. If
a poinsettia already has open,


potted plants, they should not
be exposed to the direct\ rays
of the sun.
If carefully selected and
properly cared for, poinsettias
can add a festive touch to your
home during the holidays.


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The Book Of Ruth
St. James' Episcopal Church is pleased
to announce a Bible Study given by Linda
Wood on the Book of Ruth. This study will
be held on Tues. Dec 5 and Dec. 12 from
11:30 to 12:30 EST at Caldeway Hall. The
story of Ruth is a wonderful way to pre-
pare for Christmas in our society today.
We hope that everyone will attend. A light
lunch will be served.
St. James' is located at Garrison and
22nd Street.

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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Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning worship: 11:00 a.m.
MethodistYouth Fellowship: 6:00pn.m.
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


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Pastor


St. Peter's Anglican Church .:i--\ I
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SMorning Prayer..... ................8:00 a.m.

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



^ The Potter's House
S 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
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613,Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL
850-227-1837


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


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St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St J,oe, 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)


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2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
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111 North 22nd Street Mexico.Beach, FL 32410
SildayqWorship Svice: 9:00 a.n. CST
Sunday School: 10.15 a m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Churich
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rey. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family ife (Ourh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. ". '
S n Apolaocicola lanama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family lie Church,
Visit our website at:
.familylifechurch.net Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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

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


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am ESr
Sunday Worship 11:00am ESW
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"




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9:30 a.m. Sunday
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Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 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



First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ... . . 9:45 am
Worship Service .... .... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Discipld 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


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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 1r5th St., Mexico Beach
C '*.,, 105th. .&California -648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
\'oslhip 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


I"'A Reformed Voice
." in the Cormmunity"

1]I C~,u' 'Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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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


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


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


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


Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at City
Hall, located on 14th Street, or the Civic
Center.
County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting,
typically during the lunch hour of the first
Tuesday of the month at Sunset Coastal
Grill. For more information contact the EDC
at 229-1901.
A note to civic organizations and
other groups in the area: submit meet-
ing times and locations to the news-
paper and we will publish them each
week on this page.


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On Saturday, December
16th, the Tallahassee Symphony
Orchestra presents its annual
Holiday Magic! concert at 8 p.m..
in Ruby Diamond Auditorium on
the Florida State University cam-
pus. Guest conductor Alexander
Jim6nez will lead the orchestra
and guest vocalist Joyce Guyer
through a program of festive
seasonal music that ranges from
joyous to reverent.
Conductor Alex Jim6nez
regularly leads the University
Symphony Orchestra and
the University Philharmonia,
in addition to serving as the
conductor of the Tallahassee
Symphony Youth Orchestras. He
has made numerous guest con-
ducting appearances with uni-
versity ensembles nationwide

Library Board Meeting
To discuss the Bay County
Commissioners decision to dis-
mantle the North West Florida
Regional Library System. This
decision affects four local librar-
ies, Gulf and Liberty Counties.
It also affects 165,000 library
patrons.
Date: Wednesday November
29, 2006
Location: Meeting Room
The Bay County Library
25 West Government Street
Downtown Marina
Contact: 872-7500
Bettina Mead


and given master classes at the
National Conservatory of Music
of the Dominican Republic,
where he also continues to serve
as principal timpanist of the
Music Festival of Santo Domingo
under the direction of Phillipe
Entremont.
Soprano Joyce Guyer has
appeared in leading roles with
important opera companies and
orchestras throughout the United
States and Europe, including
the Metropolitan Opera, the
New York Philharmonic, and the
Opera de Nice. She will sing
lovely renditions of several clas-
sic carols, including "What Child
is This," "Chestnuts Roasting
on an Open Fire," and "12 Days
of Christmas," among others.
Other highlights of the
holiday concert will include a
Hannukah Festival Overture
arranged 'by Lucas Richman,
selections from Rimsky-
Korsakov's Christmas Eve
Suite, and selections from
Tchaikovsky's Nutracker with
performances by ballet dancers
from local ballet company Pas
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man who had the vision to see what this seaside commu-
nity could be in the future. 'Charlie,' as he was known to
everyone he ever met, worked to make his vision a reality
and has been missed since he passed away in 2003. The
bridge will be a memorial to a man who gave so unself-
ishly of himself to his community.
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at 11:00 (CST) on the west side of the bridge on Canal
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and Betton Roads. All seating is reserved. Tickets are
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PORT 5T. JOE POLICE REPORT


On November 18,
Officers from the Port St. Joe
Police Department and Gulf
County Sheriff Office entered
a residence located at 180
Avenue B to arrest several
persons who were unlaw-
fully inside this residence.
Upon entry of this residence
Christopher L. Hicks age 46
of Panama City, was placed
under arrest for burglary
of a structure. Hicks has a
street name of "Black Jesus"
and has been involved in
numerous burglaries in the
Port St. Joe area as well
as in Gulf County. Hicks
was arrested by the Port St.
Joe Police Department on
eight counts of burglary of
a structure (felony), seven
counts of criminal mis-
chief (felony), four counts
of theft (misdemeanor), and
two grand theft (felony) one
being grand theft of a fire-
arm. Information received
during this operation indi-
cated Hicks was preparing
to burglarize the Port St.
Joe High School the night of
his arrest.
Hicks has been involved
with others out of Bay County


Christopher L. Hicks
and started committing bur-'
glaries in The Port St. Joe
area. The Port St. Joe Police
Department has contacted
Bay County and it appears
Hick's arrest and informa-
tion received by the Port St.
Joe 'Police Department will
assist in solving numerous
burglaries and other crimi-
nal cases in Bay County as
well. The Port St. Joe Police
Department also arrested
Henry Charles Bailey of Port
St. Joe at this same address
and charged him with one
count .of burglary (felony).
Both men were taken to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
Hicks was also arrested
by The Gulf County Sheriffs


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PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at the
Board of County Commissioners
eeing on usdy


(BOCC) i
December
p.m. EST.
be held i


meeting on Tuesday,
12, 2006 at 6:00
The public hearing will
n the BOCC Meeting


Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1Q000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida. The public hearings
will be to discuss and act on the'
following:


AN 'ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE GULF COUNTY FIVE-YEAR


CAPITAL
SCHEDULE,
IMPROVEMENT


IMPROVEMENTS
AND CAPITAL
ITS ELEMENT,;


PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT


THEREWITH,


PROVIDING


FOR SEVERABILITY


AND


PROVIDING FORAN EFFECTIVE
DATE. ;.:


The public is encouraged to attend
and be heard 6on these matters.r
Information prior to the meeting
can, be viewed at fthe Planning
and Building Department at 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room


3 0 emer 30. 200 and Dember 2006
Publish NeHemoer 30. 2006 and De.eminber 7, 2006


Ad #2006-135i


Office for burglary and
grand theft that occurred at
a local car dealership. The
van Hicks had stolen was
recovered at 180 Avenue B
during this operation.
On November 16,
around 1:50 a.m. the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested Jose Mendoza Diaz
age 28 of Port St. Joe for
driving under the influence
and no valid driver license.
Diaz was involved in a traf-
fic crash on 1st Street in
Port St. Joe and the inves-
tigating officer working the
crash noticed a problem
with Diaz. After Diaz was
released from the hospital
he was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On November 15,
Shannon Jabbar Clayton
age 26 of Port St. Joe was
spotted driving by an under-
cover officer with the Port St.
Joe Police Department. The
officer called in Clayton's
information for dispatch to
check. It was discovered by
dispatch that Clayton had a
suspended drivers license,
and a warrant out of Bay
County for child support.
Clayton was arrested after
a short foot chase and was
also charged with resisting
an officer without violence.
Clayton was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
,On November 14,
around 6:59 p.m. the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested Ervin Coachman
on a warrant for child sup-
port, possession of cocaine
(felony), possession of mari-
juana (misdemeanor) and
resisting without violence
(misdemeanor). Coachman
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to wait for first
appearance.


WEEKLY
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.
WALTON COUNTY
November 8-12, Officers
Darrell Johnson, Willie'
Mailoto,- Danny Arnette, and
K-9 Luke teamed up with
Investigators Eddie Gatlid and
Gene Lollie to work an extend-
ed detail in Choctawhatchee
River WMA. The officers
worked from late Wednesday
to early Sunday targeting ille-
gal deer and squirrel hunting
activity. K-9 Luke provided
assistance during the many
camp inspections. Violations
were few and compliance was
high as these officers coordi-
nated their patrol efforts with
officers working Holmes and
Washington counties.
BAY COUNTY
Officer Gary Tolbert was
checking hunters and fisher-
men on the Choctawhatchee
River when he discovered one
subject to have an outstanding
warrant from Walton County.
*The subject was arrested and
turned over to the Walton-
County Sheriff's Department.
Lt. Jay Chesser was check-
ing hunters exiting their leases
after dark when he found a
parked truck within a lease.
The occupant, not a member
of the lease, said his truck
had run hot, yet the hood
and the truck's temperature
gauge indicated otherwise. Lt.
Chesser found under the driv-
er's seat a cannabis "blunt"
that the driver was in the pro-
cess of rolling. A citation was
issued for possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis
and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
HOLMES COUNTY
Officer Larry Morris
responded to assist the Holmes.
County Sheriff's Office with a
night hunting complaint north
of Bonifay. A sheriff's deputy
had a Holmes County resi-
dent stopped after observing


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing 'will be held at the
Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, December
12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public
hearing will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
"The public hearings will be to discuss
and act on the following:

THE ADOPTION OF AN INTERLOCAL
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, ,GULF COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD, CITY OF PORT,
ST. JOE CITY COMMISSIONERS
AND CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA CITY
COMMISSION ERSTHATESTABLISHIES
THE PROCEDURES FOR A UNIFIED.
MONITORING OF DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS TO PREVENT ADVERSE,
IMPACTS TO THE ESTABLISHED
SCHOOL CONCURRENCY LEVEL,
OF SERVICE AND IMPLEMENT
PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS TO MITIGATE ADVERSE
IMPACTS TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.


The public is encouraged to attend and
be heard on this matter. The Agreement
may also be reviewed at the .Building
and Planning Department, Room 301
in the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL.


Publish: November 30, 2006 and December 7, 2006


Ad #2006-134


REPORT
the subjects work a light and
shoot. Officer Morris investi-
gated, charged -two men and
warned two juveniles for the
use of gun and light at night.
A spotlight and high-powered
rifle were seized as evidence.
The boys' father was issued
a warning for contributing to
the delinquency of a minor for
his knowledge and allowing
the boys to night hunt with his
truck and guns.
WASHINGTON COUNTY
Area officers worked
a water patrol detail target-
ing the opening weekend
of small-game season on
the Choctawhatchee. River.
Violations found included-
trespass, boating safety, and
minor hunting infractions.
Officers Dennis Palmer,
Mark Clements, Larry Morris,
and Lane Kinney responded
Saturday night and Sunday
morning to a search and rescue
effort to locate two men and-a
child overdue from canoeing
on Econfina Creek. A drop
in temperature drew concern
due to the very young age of
the child. They returned to.
their pickup vehicle in good
. shape midday Sunday.
Officer Warren Walsingham
-completed an investigation
concerning the 'illegal take
of an antlerless deer during
closed season near New Hope.
He charged the subject with
unlawfully taking a doe deer
and possession of a second
'deer showing signs of being
taken with a, firearm.
GULF COUNTY
Officer Tony Lee and
Investigator Steve Thomas
worked the first weekend of
small game season on the
lower end of the Apalachicola
River. Numerous w'ariungs
and citations were issued deal-
ing with boating violations and
hunting licenses. One indi-
vidual was encountered who
had warrants out of Gulf and
Franklin counties. He was
arrested and turned over to
the Franklin County Sheriff's
Office.
Officer Shon Brower


Publish: November 30, 2006 and December 7, 2006


checked a hunting camp on the
Apalachicola WMA. Warnings
were issued, for allowing a
minor (15) to be in posses-
sion of a firearm unsupervised
by an adult. A citation was
issued for cutting down a tree
on management area proper-
ty with a chainsaw. Numerous
other warnings were issued
during the weekend.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
From November 10 12,
Franklin County officers and
supervisors worked small
game hunting and boating
safety on the Apalacliicola
River system, the Ochlocknee
River system, and their tribu-
taries. This three-day detail
was planned to meet educa-
tional and enforcement needs
on our river systems and
campgrounds on 'this busy
weekend: The officers issued
numerous written and verbal
warnings and a few citations.
OKALOOSA COUNTY
On November 10, after
spending several nights moni-
toring a shoot house near Holt,
Officers Lee Hendrix and Alan
Kirchinger located a Crestview
man hunting from the shoot
house at about 9 p.m. He was
using night vision and a cross-
bow during archery season.
The man was cited and his
equipment seized.
On November 13, close
to midnight, Officer Shelby
Williams responded to a
-vessel fire at the Barefoot
Condominiums. Upon arrival,
Ft. Walton Fire Rescue was on
scene with the fire involving
a 36-foot ,Carver cabin boat.
The remains of a man and a,
dog were recovered from ;the
burned vessel the next morn-
ing. According to the vessel
owner, the boat .tied to a dock
at the condominium was for
sale and the man that died -in
the incident was a prospective
'buyer. Initial investigauon by
the fire marshal indicates the
fire may have started %where
the victim was sleeping. No.
definite cause for the fire has
been determined.


Ad #2006-133


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PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at the.
Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on- Tuesday,:
December 12, 2006 at-6:00 p.m.!
EST. The public hearing will be held:
in the BiCC Meeting Room at the;
Robert M. Moore Administratihon
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.;
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The"
public hearings will be to discuss'
and act on the following:,


THE PURPOSE OF THIS:
ORDINANCE IS TO ESTABLISH
A METHOD WHEREBY THE:
IMPACTS OF DEVELOPMENT ON"
TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES.
CAN BE MITIGATED BY THE`
COOPERATIVE EFFORTS OF
THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
SECTORS, TO BE KNOWN AS THE
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The public is encouraged to attend
and be heard on these matters.
Information prior to the meeting
can be viewed at the Planning and
Building Department at 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


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We are looking forward to making this year a very
special year for our residents. We know that with the gen-
erous support always shown by the community we will be
able to accomplish this wonder. If you would like to adopt
a resident for the holidays, please call Nancy, Activities
Director @ 229-8244.
We will be hosting the resident Christmas Party on
December 20 from 2-4 p.m. please drop by, meet the resi-
dents and staff and enjoy the festivities.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Monday, December 11, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, December 12,2006 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port. St. Joe,
Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and
-act on the following:

1. Minutes for November 8, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval B.J. Heard & Chris King
Baywoods Parcel ID #06230-OOOR 4.5
acres in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11
unit development subject toall Federal, State
and Local development regulations, stated and
unstated'.
3. Public Hearing for the Capital Improvements
'Schedule and Capital Improvements Element
Ordinance
4 Public Hearing for the Proportionate Fair Share
Program Ordinance
5. Public 'hearing for the School Interlocal
Agreement
6. St. Joe Company Affordable Housing Proposal
7. Public at Large '
8. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Text
9. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
10. Parks and Grants
11. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be viewed at the Planning and Building Department
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.
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Publish: November 30,,2006 and December 7, 2006 Ad #2006-132


Foster IGrandparent/

Senior Companion
Elder Care Services for the National Service and the
United Way will have their monthly Foster Grandparent/
Senior Companion In-Services training on November
29, 2006 at the Gulf County Senior Citizen Center, 120
Library Drive, Port St. Joe, at 10:00 a.m. (CST) & 11:00
a.m. (EST). Speaker if the hour will be Rodney Sydnor,
Medicare Part D Specialist from Tampa, FL. Everyone is
welcome to come.
If you have any question please feel free to call me at
(850) 547-2511.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency will hold
a meeting of the potential members of the Ad-
visory Committee for North Port St. Joe on Mon-

day, November 27, at 7 PM at the Washington
Center.

All persons are invited to attend and partici-
pate.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special ac-
commodation to participate in any meeting
should make arrangements for accommodation
no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting by
contacting the PSJRA offices at 101 Reid Avenue,
Suite 101, or by calling Gail Alsobrook at 850-
229-6899.
Publish November 30, 2006


PUBLIC NOTICE


COMMISSIONER


BILL


WILLIAMS WOULD LIKE TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THERE
WILL BE A TOWN HALL
MEETING ON MONDAY,
DECEMBER 11, 2006 AT
6:00 RP.M., E.T., AT THE WHITE


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Publish: November 30 and December 7,2006


Ad #2006-128


Substitute Lustoaians Needea
The Gulf County School System needs substitute
custodians for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school
year in both the Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe areas.. If
interested, please' contact Don Rich with the Gulf County
School Board at 227-1744.


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:ience Fair Projects were
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project and conducted
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:te in the judged Science


Fair on Thursday, November
30. An awards ceremony and
dinner will be held the 30th
at 6:00 p.m. to announce the
judges' results. Please plan to
attend this Award Show and
dinner hosted by the PTSO.
Port Saint Joe Middle
School's Positive Behavior
Support Program reward to
students with no discipline
referrals for the month of
November will be watching
a movie in the Port St. Joe
Elementary School Auditorium
on Thursday November 30th
at 10:30a.m. Students keep
up the good work and avoid
behavior that will get you a
referral! You won't want to
miss this movie!


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Gulf Coast Community College will present a free holiday
concert on December 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Amelia
Center Theatre on campus.
The concert will feature the GCCC Concert Chorale, the
"Singing Commodores. "
The Chorale .will perform octavos from many time periods
and by noted contemporary composers and arrangers. The
Singing Commodores will present a choreographed secular
show which will include favorites like "Silver Bells," "I'll Be
Home For Christmas," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "The Christmas
Song," and many mniore.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more infor-
mation, call 872-3886.

Christmas Fantasia Holiday Concert at GCCC


The Orchestia of St.
Andrew Bay, a GCCC music
program partner, will be pre-
senting their "Christmas
Fantasia" concert on Friday,
December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in
the Amelia Center Theatre
at Gulf Coast Community
College. Admission,is $10
for adults and $5 for students
under eighteen.' GCCC and
FSU students with student ID
are admitted free.
The concert will feature
the St. Andrew Bay Orchestra,
performing many holiday
songs from noted compos-
er and arrangers. The pro-
gram will include Leroy


Anderson's "Sleigh Ride,"
Victor Herbert's "Babes in
Toyland," Tchaikovsky's "The
Nutcracker," and "Carol of
the Bells." "Silent Night,"
as recorded by Mannheim
Steamroller, and Charles
Gounod's setting' of '"Ave
Maria," featuring solo vocalist
and violin. The St. Andrew
Bay Orchestra will be con-
ducted by Eddie Rackley.
Tickets may be ,pur-
chased in advance at 'Jane's
Expressions, 762 West 23rd
street or at the box office one
hour prior to the concert.
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3886.


By: Virginia Drew

Announcements & Sundry
Tidings
The spirit of giving is one
of many among the students
of Port St. Joe High School as
first period classes compete to
collect the most nonperishable
goods to donate to any Gulf
County residents who may be
in need during the upcoming
holiday. Those who produce
the most will be awarded a
pizza party before Thanksgiving
break.
The collaborative efforts of
the senior class have produced
two beautifully decorated bul-
letin boards in remembrance
of the indescribably endearing
Sam Cox.
An opportunity for fur-
ther education in the areas of
math, reading, writing, FCAT
Explorer, ACT & SAT will soon
be presented to anyone inter-
ested. The Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation, Inc. Weekend
Tutorial Program will begin
December 2nd. Program hours
are from 9:00 a.m. 12:00
p.m. on Saturdays at PSJHS.
For further information contact
Mr. Kenneth Monette at 229-
8251.

Club Events
"It's a fun way to get
involved in the community,"
said Jera Ashabranner about
the Keyettes involvement with
the annual bingo games at the
nursing home. Bingo began
on the 21st and will be held
every Tuesday. The SGA is
busy organizing the upcom-
ing Pie Auction, which will be
held by the boy's soccer team
in Freeport at 6:00 p.m. on
Monday.' As hunting season
approaches, Mr. McFarland
would like to remind students-
to remove all weapons from
their vehicles before coming to
school.

Sports News
The boys varsity team
played a monumental soccer
game against West Gadsen on
Tuesday' the 14th. Emotions
were high; .there was a mutual
notion of anticipation both in
the stand-s and or. ilie field as


the boys took their positions.
On the city field, which was
officially re-named in honor
of Sam Cox, his position of
right defense was left empty for
the first eleven minutes of the
game. Massive elevens adorned
the open spaces of the field,
one of which each boy ran over
to and touched triumphantly
upon the first goal scored by
Micah Ashcraft. After a gru-.
eling game, the Sharks beat
Gadsden 4-1. Their next game
occurred on Friday the 17th
against Marianna, which they
also won.
The girls varsity soccer
game on the 15th against Maclay
was canceled due to the ques-
tionable weather. Opportunely,
they were scheduled to play onr
Thursday against Sneads who
they defeated 3-1. The, boys
basketball team's first game
was against Mariana on the
16th, which was lost. '
It was a crisp November
evening when the St Joe
Sharks took on the Hawthorn
Hornets for the FHSAA Football
. Playoffs Regional' Finals. Both
teams put forth a good defen-
sive effort, but in the end, St
Joe's running game carried the
day. The score was 21-17,
and according to number fifty,,
Warren Floyd, it was an "a awe,
sonie game!"
In the spirit of the nearing
Holiday, I close with words of
St. Paul to Timothy, "For every
creature of God is good, and
nothing to be refused,, if it be
received with thanksgelnlg." r
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advised not to adopt a salary that exceeds the recommendation
for that school district.
The Gulf County School Board adopted its recommended
salary of $24,401 per member for the 2006-07 school year.
Cox also noted for the audience that although some school
board salaries are more than beginning teachers in their
districts, Gulf County school board salaries were $5,500 below
that of beginning teachers in the Gulf County school district.


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Cowboys
Fees for the Cowboy
Action Shooting demon-
strations on the fourth
Saturday near Port St. Joe
are $15 for cowboys and
$10 for cowgirls. Juniors,
buckaroo and buckarettes
shoot free.
Categories range from
buckaroos and buckarettes,
ages 10 to 12, to elder
statesmen, ages 70-plus.
For each match there are
six to eight stages with tar-
gets and scenarios designed
from a Western theme or
movie title. The club sets
up false building fronts,
saloon doors, church stee-
ples, mineshafts and any
other Old West settings
members can imagine.
Safety, said Buddi and
Chipman, always comes


first. Everything starts with
a safety meeting at 9 a.m.
Eye and hearing protection
are required for shooters
and spectators.
Education in proper
use of guns is as much
a part of SASS mission
as reliving the Old West,
Chipman said. "The club is
really safety-minded."
Shootouts all over
There also are SASS
chapters in Grand Ridge
(the Big River ,Rangers),
White City (the Fort White
Cowboy Cavalry) and Pace
(the Panhandle Cowboys).
Each has a shootout on
a different Saturday or
Sunday each month.
That gives shooters a
place to compete three to


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four weekends a month if
they want.
Traveling cowboys also
can shoot on the road or
around the globe. The
Cowboy Chronicle, the
monthly journal of SASS,
lists the schedule of shoot-
outs in every state and in
Canada, Europe, Australia,
New Zealand and South
Africa.
Individual and regional
groups have yearly competi-
tions such as the Shootout
on Lake Wimico in April.
The, state championships
are called The Last Stand,
in Orlando in January.
Winners there qualify for
the Southeast districts
Shootout at Mule Camp in
Covington, Ga.
Winter Range in the


Tom Needham / The News Herald
Range master Strider confers with shooter Tony Tin Star at the October shooting demonstration by
the Panhandle Cattle Company. The group has demonstrations at 9 a.m. on the fourth Saturday, switch-
ing to the third Saturday in November and December.


Tom Needham / The News Heralc
A Winchester 73 rifle and a Winchester 97 shotgun await shooters at the Gulf Rifle Club. Single'
Action Shooting Society competition allows use only of guns or replicas manufactured before 1900.


Arizona desert near Phoenix
hosts a national competi-
tion each spring. The ulti-
mate shootout is the five-
day End of Trail Wild West
Jubilee at Founders Ranch
in New Mexico each sum-
mer.
Everything about SASS
is authentic. say Buddi
and Chipman. including
what SASS officially calls
the Spirit of the Game.
Competing. it says. means
"you fully participate in
what the competition asks.
You try your best to dress
the part. use the appropri-
ate competition tools, and
respect the traditions of the
Old West."
But the fun and cama-
raderie are real, too. "These
people here on this list are
a family," Buddi said. bran-
dishing a list of member
names and aliases. "We get
to have dinner with each
other every month. I take
care of him (each member)
and he takes care of me."
"They're nice people."
he said. 'b"You don't see that
much any more."


Palmetto Rattler (John Buddi), the Panhandle Cattle Company
president, takes a break during the October shooting demonstra-
tion. "I've been involved in competitive shooting since I knew I was
alive," he says. He once won a Distinguished Marksman award,
established by Theodore Roosevelt.
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Registration Deadline: W'ednesday. December 6, 2006
Fee: $75 per person or $300 per 4-peon n teani. Includes greens fees, golf cart. and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Winning Team prizes and
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Mother and daughter business partners Laura and
Wanda Adams are dog groomers who offer their four-
legged clients a little something extra.
Their dogs are dried with freshly laundered towels,
styled with volumizing mouse and recline on the softest
sheets.
"We treat these babies like we want ours to be treat-
ed," said Laura Adams, "and my babies know what 700
thread count feels like."
Top-notch service is the "plus" in Dog Grooming Plus,
located at 513 Fourth Street in Port St. Joe.
The mother-daughter team founded the business in
1994 after a six-year stint in Houston, Tex., where they
both worked as bookkeepers.
Laura and Wanda soon grew weary 'of the big city, and
sought a change in pace and profession.
"We got a wild hair and said, 'Why don't we go back
home and do something we like to do,'" remembered
Wanda, a Port St. Joe native.


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Mother and daughter team Laura and Wanda Adams tend to two clients
inside their Port St. Joe shop.


They began by taking dog grooming
courses at a Houston technical college,
perfecting skills they'd practiced for
years on their own poodles and rescue
dogs.
They hung their shingle on Reid Ave.
for two years before moving in 1996 to
their current location, a renovated two-
bedroom, one bath home.
In the early years, business was
slow, with only a handful of regular
customers.
"Some days we'd look at each other
and say, 'What have we done? We can't
survive on three dogs,'" said Wanda.
Business picked up when locals
learned of the Adams' return to Port
St. Joe, and word of mouth spread
rapidly.
Today, they keep a full appointment
book, seeing an average of 15-20 dogs
a day.


They offer nail trimming,
ear cleaning, a full trim, bath
and condition for approxi-
mately $30, a price that
increases for larger and more
high-maintenance dogs like
standard poodles.
Pet owners can also One of Wanda
opt to lodge their dogs at of a trim.
"Barkingham Palace" for $15
a night.
Laura and Wanda run a tight ship, sweep-
ing up hair almost as quickly as it falls to the
floor.
They wash eight loads of laundry a day,
making sure that they are well stocked with
clean towels and sheets.
They have their clipper blades sharpened
regularly to cut down on razor burn, and keep
detailed patient files on all their dogs.
Visitors to Dog Grooming Plus frequently
comment on the building's cleanliness, a fact
that pleases Laura.
She believes customers should expect to
have their dogs groomed in a clean environ-
ment, but notes that it is not always the case in
other facilities.


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Adam s' customers at Dog Grooming Plus holds still in anticipation'

"I feel like those things are important; some people
don't," said Laura. "You can do it right or you can do it
shoddy."
Doing things right has earned the Adamses a loyal
clientele from across the region and beyond.
Dog owners from Southport, Compass Lake, Panama
City, St. George Island and snowbirds from Ohio are fre'
quent visitors to the shop.
When two of the Adams' best customers moved to.
Panama City, they tried every dog groomer in town before
returning their pooches to Dog Grooming Plus.
As always, they were satisfied with their results.
"The first time they came back they said, 'Now that's
what I'm talking about,'" remembered Laura.
The Adamses have groomed some of their dogs once!

(See GROOMING:on Page 11C)


Historic Downtown Port St. Joe. Florida


December 1-2, 2006
Schedule of events (all,times Eastern). .
Friday December 1
All day Merchants.Christmas Open House
SCome brovw se the dazzling array of unique shops and stores in
historic Port St. Joe. -
5:30pm Tree Lighting Ceremony -
Musical entertainment -
Stage'area adjacent to City Pier
t, Saturday December 2 -
| 9:00am Reindeer 5K Run & Fitness Walk
The race starts and ends at the corner of Williams Avenue and


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4th Street in downtown Port St. Joe. The course is flat-and a'. f ,
Long-sleeved shirts to the first 100 registered entrants.! Resr,;
tion will begin at 7:30 a.m.. corner of Williams and 4th. St,;A-I.
istration is $15.00 early and $20.00 on race day. $50.00 cash ,.
award to the Ist overall male and female runners; additioni1 ..
awards will be 3 deep in 5-year age groups. .
6:00pm Lighted Christmas Parade ". ....
Beginning on Costin Blvd., proceeding north on keidAvi.|
(entry deadline is November 30) "'"
7:30pm Boat Parade
St. Joseph Bay, following
the parade on Reid Avenue -


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Yes, w'.e vi l be able 10 participate rin te 'nrjual Chrisirnas Parade i1c
be held cr, Sa[urca3. December 2. 2006 in Porn Sl Joe FL The parable
will begin at 00 p rn beginnrin on C.'ostin Bii prc'eedin.r rorir r,.r,
Reid Avenue ENTRY DEADLINE IS: Nov. 30, 2006

Name of Orga-iiaiiori
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I Contact Person:
Phone#: Fax #:

I Email address:.

What are you entering?
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Float- # of rrimmber-
Golf Carts -- int mebrntEi ___
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Walking Unit-- Wof pEopii: .
Boat -- # of people

Please return entry form to:
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 964'
Port St Joe, FL 32457

Or bring to: Chamber Office at 155 Capt. Fred's Place (formerly 4th St.)
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Reindeer 5K Run & Fitness Walk
9:00 a.m. (EST) Saturday December 2, 2006
You are invited to the Annual Reindeer 5K Run. Bring your children and
friends. Let's promote fitness and have fun, too! Walkers welcome!
Run course: Tre ,uri :r.,ii and ends at the corner of Williams Avenue and 4th Street in
uownIl,'wn Poii .1. Joi The course is flat and fast!
T-shirts: T-:rin., io iie hiii 100 registered runners/walkers-by race day.
Registration: R.'r.,rajiori will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, December 2nd.
Rri oiitji I i S i. ui0 0trly and $20.00 on race day. The race will begin promptly at
' Al,, 3 m ET / .
Awards: ] '1 i 0i: '3,r, awvid to the 1st Overall Male and Female runners.
Ai,,oiiini'l wajri: will tie 3 deep in 5 year age groups.
Information: 1:cijl trIh Gulf County Chamber of Commerce at 800-239-9553
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Address:


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Waiver: I aj, umjm ill1, r .associated with running this event, including but not limited
11ij iILo3 r oi:i1 Ai wir iri participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or
riJiTi Iii, irin: n ii r:i ::n:dition of the road, all such risks known and appreciated by
mTi H)viiij 'I] irL. waiuv'ri and knowing these facts and in .:rnliorn i vour 3i'i.eplifljn TM
,"niry r rreIser'ilitve- ri, successors from all claims or liabilities :,i ny .id ajrriig :oul of
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Signature: Date:
Make checks payable to: Reindeer Run, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
15i C apt Fr-ed.PlIPe Fijio St. Joe, FL 32456


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Name
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* Power or Sail? Require slip?
Will you require a generator?
Need help finding one?
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Prison Chaplain Returns In Mysterious Ways


By David Vest
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

"Flesh and Blood" by
Michael Lister, $24.95
hardback
One of the most intrigu-
ing characters in Florida
fiction is back on the job.
John Jordan, the prison
chaplain whom novel-
ist Michael Lister created
in "Power in the Blood"
and "Blood of the Lamb"
has resumed his duties
in "Flesh and Blood." The
collection of short stories
takes readers inside Potter
Correctional Institution and
into deep daily mysteries
that Jordan is compelled
to solve.
Crime is the catalyst
for Jordan's investigations,
and his workplace provides
abundant opportunities.
Lister draws on his own
experiences as a prison
chaplain to take readers
inside that claustrophobic
world.
But chaplain Jordan
also deals with mysteries
of the heart, of faith and of
the human condition. All of
this is played out against
the backdrop of his private
struggles with alcohol, with
depression and with com-
plicated relationships with
family, lovers and friends.
Each of the seven sto-
ries in "Flesh and Blood"
provides a separate char-
acter study of Jordan. That
character includes a strong
current of spirituality -
whether he likes it or not.
The current rims outside
the prison walls as well
as within, often bumping
up against Jordan's skepti-
cism and strong sense of
reason.
Jordan meets a young
nun who is a virgin but is
pregnant. a refugee from
Hurricane Katrina who just


could be Christ returned,
and a preacher and his
wife caught up in a church
member's life gone fatally
wrong.
In the final story, "Image
of Blood," Jordan's dying
mother asks him to inves-
tigate the healing powers of
the Shroud of Turin. The
quest becomes a metaphor
for a troubled journey of
faith by mother and son
together.

The "Flesh and Blood"
stories remain grounded,
however, in a physical world
of grit and desperation.
Jordan's job in a prison
in a small Panhandle town
makes sure of that.
In "Bad Blood," an
elementary school teacher
turns up dead just inside
the prison fence. In "The
Blood-Red Rec Yard Ruse,"
it's a corrections officer
whose corpse presents a
mystery. Both cases sore-
ly test Jordan's powers of
observation..
Outside the walls,
Jordan himself becomes
a suspect, in the story "A
Taint in the Blood." It begins
with a simple, ominous
sentence: "I was drinking
again."
Lister, who lives in
Wewahitchka, also makes
use of a sharply honed
sense of place in the "Flesh
and Blood" stories. That's a
bonus for readers who live
in Bay and Gulf counties.
His lyrical descriptions
of gulf and beach, of lone-
ly rural highways and of
small-town scenes take us
to places we all know well.
But we see them. through
John Jordan's eyes, in a
new light.
Readers who pick up
"Flesh and Blood" will look
forward to getting to know
those places, as well as
Jordan. even better.


In this story col-
lection from former
prison chaplain
Lister, his fiction-
al alter ego, John
Jordan, investigates
seven "cases" that
range from stan-
dard fair play tales
to explorations of
faith. Some stories
are reminiscent of
Ed Hoch's impossi-
ble crime tales and
demonstrate talent
at traditional mys-
tery writing. Others
are pure parable
[and] will appeal
to a Christian audi-
ence."
Publisher's
Weekly
"Mystery and
magic fill the sto-
ries of Flesh and
Blood. They are
in the richness of
the language, the
remarkable Insights,
the deft details, and
the brilliant plotting.
Michael Lister's sto-
ries do what the best
of stories do: they
startle and unset-
tle us and, in the
process expand our
view of reality. Most
of all, they touch us,
perhaps even with
God's grace. John
Jordan is a superb
detective, an ex-cop
and prison chaplain,
he is part Sherlock
Holmes and part
Father Brown. com-
bining Holmes' pow-
ers of observation
and Brown's open-
ness to the funda-
mental mysteries at
the heart of life."
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Visitors Flock to Florida


Preliminary estimates
of visitors to Florida for the
.third quarter of 2006 (July-
September), released by VISIT
FLORIDA(r), the official tour-
ism marketing corporation for
the state of Florida, show an
estimated 20.7 million people
visited the Sunshine State.
This reflects a visitor decrease
of 2.4 percent over the same
period last year or a loss of
516,000 visitors.
VISIT FLORIDA also
reports that data collected at
Florida's 14 largest airports
showed a 1.9 percent decrease
in enplanements in the third
quarter this year compared
to the same quarter in 2005.
Although hotel occupancy is
down 3.9 percent in the first
nine months of the calendar
year, the average daily room
rate for January through
September was up 8.9 per-
cent, reflecting higher lodging
rates.
In the third quarter of


2006 domestic visitors made
up 93.3 percent of total visi-
tors, while overseas visitors
accounted for 5.5 percent of
the total and Canadian visi-
tors made up the other 1.2
percent.
Editors Note: This report
reveals preliminary estimates
of visitors to Florida in the
third quarter of 2006. VISIT
FLORIDA collects primary
data at Florida's 14 major air-
ports, which results in an esti-
mate of visitors to Florida by
air. In order to estimate non-
air visitation,
VISITFLORIDAsubscribes
to TNS TratelsAmerica and
D.K. Shifflet and Associates,
which combined. is used to
-develop the relative percent-
ages of air and non-air visi-
tors. Preliminary estimates are
issued 45 days after the end of
each calendar quarter. Final
estimates are released when
final data are received for all'
estimates in the report.


Capital City Bank Group,

Inc. Announces a 7.69%

Dividend Increase


Capital City Bank Group,
Inc. (Nasdaq: CCBG) raised
the quarterly cash dividend
7.69%- to .1750 from the
.1625 per outstanding share
of its common stock. The divi-
dend is payable on December
18, 2006, to shareowners of
record as of the close of trad-
ing on December 4, 2006.
For the second year in
a row, Mergent, Inc., a lead-
ing provider of information
on publicly traded compa-
nies, named the Company as
a Dividend Achiever, a list of
public companies that have
increased their regular cash
dividend- for at least 10 con-
secutive year-s. Of all publicly
traded U.S. companies that
pay dividends. less than three
percent made this lst.'
About Capital City Bank
Group.Inc.
Capital Cit-y Bank Group.
Inc. (NASDAQ: CCBG) is one
of the largest financial servic-
es companies headquartered
in Florida and has approxa-


mately $2.6 billion in assets.
The Company's bank subsid-
iary, Capital Ciht ,Bank, was
founded in 1895 and now has
69 banking offices, four mort-
gage lending offices, and 79
ATMs in Florida, Georgia and
Alabama.
Forward-looking
Statements
"Safe Harbor" Statement
under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
The matters discussed in this
press release that are not
historical facts, contain for-
ward-looking information with
respect to strategic initiatives.
Such forward-looking state-
ments are based' on current
plans and .expectation,. which
are subject to a number of
uncertauities and risks. These
uricertainties and risks could
cause future results of Capital
City Bank Group. Inc. (the
"Company"i to differ materi-
ally from those anticipated by
such statements.


Weichert, Realtors Anchor

Begins Franchise Adventure

With Top Market Share


Olivier Monod, presi-
dent of recently franchised
WEICHERT, REALTORS@ -
Anchor, reports that the 10-
office company ranks No. 1
in market share in Franklin
County, as well as in the
entire Franklin/Southern Gulf
Counties.
Based on information from
the REALTORS@ Association
of Franklin and Southern
Gulf Counties, Inc. MLS for
the period Sept. 1 through
Nov. 7, 2006, Monod's com-
pany earned the top ranking of
22.34 percent market share,
more than twice the second
company.
Market penetration in dol-
lars by company for either
listing or selling companies,
as reported by the Association


for Franklin County, ranks
WEICHERT, REALTORS@
- Anchor as no. 1, with a
$9,017,000. volume for the
period September 1 through
Nov. 7, 2006.
WEICHERT, REALTORS'
- Anchor locations include:'
Sixth Street inApalachicola, St.
James Avenue in Carrabelle,
Franklin Boulevard in St.
George Island, U.S. Highway
98 in Mexico Beach, Highway
98 in St. Joe Beach and Cape'
San Blas Road in Cape San
Blas, plus satellite centers on
Market Street in Apalachicola,
East Gulf Beach Drive In St.,
George Island, Tennessee
Avenue in Lynn Haven and
;Highway C-30A in Simmons
Bayou. Monod can be reached
at (850) 653-3333.


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By Kay Kelly
Contributing Writer

You finally found it. After months or years
or weeks of searching, you found the perfect
lot, for a price you can afford. It satisfies your
needs for an affordable mortgage, your family's
need to be able to see a bit of water from the
deck, and your spouse is ecstatic because the
property contains the Perfect Tree, around
which he or she has already designed the
Perfect Garden. The Tree is a live oak, and
right sizeable for the area.
The deal is struck, the builder selected, the
layout agreed upon, The driveway will circle
perfectly behind The Tree, and the house is
positioned so that The Tree's wide canopy will
shade the western wall. Perfect.
The lot is slightly lower than the road, so
the builder fills and levels so there will be no
standing waterafter heavy spring rains. Road
base for the driveway goes down, and up goes
the house. In deference to The Tree, you decide
to use pavers for the driveway, thinking this will
allow the roots to get adequate water. Before
you know it, the house is finished and your
spouse has planted the Perfect Garden in this
case a shade garden under the Perfect Tree,
inside the circle driveway. It looks magnificent,
and everyone is happy.
A year later, The (damn) Tree is dead.
Spouse's. once lovely shade garden is baking in
the sun, no longer protected by the leafy bower.


Gardening

The house, faced on the west by the many
wide windows which were nicely shaded by the
Perfect Tree, is now hot and uncomfortable.
How, oh how, could this have happened?
This little story is inspired by a lot I walk
by every day, which happens to be for sale.
It caught my eye because of a nice-sized oak
tree that stands, alone and majestic, perfectly
positioned to shade a new home. 'Well done!' I
thought when I first noticed it.
And then I took a closer look. The lot was
suspiciously flat and level, and sure enough,
had been raised about two feet by dump truck
load after dump truck load of fill dirt. I walked
over to the oak tree, which will surely be the
selling point for some unwary buyer, and noted
the depth to which new soil was added right up
against its dense, heavy trunk. Sadly, I kissed
the tree goodbye. It won't live long like that,
though perhaps long enough to see the lot sold
and a house built behind its cool, leafy shade.
Will this be your new dream house?
It occurred to me that there may be
regulations which require the filling of these
lots, perhaps to adhere to some building codes
of which I was unaware. Before I got on my
high horse again over one oak tree, I'd better
do a little research.
So I went to the office of Planning and
Zoning, which I figure to be the county's
authority on such matters. To my surprise, I
was told that there are no regulations regarding
how high a property must be raised in order


to build a house. Such decisions are at the
discretion of the property owner or developer.
I was not surprised to hear that there are a
couple of lawsuits pending involving people
who have created flooding issues for their
neighbors by raising the level of their property.
One man's dream yard, high and dry and level,
becomes the other man's nightmare. Maybe it
all comes down to a ridiculous contest of who
can afford more dirt.
Back to the Perfect Tree. Putting more
than four to six inches of soil over the roots of
almost any tree "in a year's time is going to kill
the tree. There are reams of evidence to prove
this. Packing road base over the root system,
or compacting the soil by driving and parking
heavy vehicles over it, doesn't help either, but
the fill dirt is an almost certain killer. The
really sad thing is that since someone obviously
recognized the considerable selling point of
such a tree, they could have greatly increased
its chance of survival, even after filling around
it, by constructing a tree well. A tree well
is a construction which provides drainage
and allows the roots to breathe. It can be
a relatively simple and inexpensive fix. The
internet provides detailed instructions of how
to go about constructing a tree well, and well as
information about why they are necessary. Any
licensed building contractor should be able to
pull this off.
There are exceptions to almost every
statement, and someone is sure to point to


Green Lodging Partner Helps Florida Hotels Conserve


BTEX Engineering Inc. partners with
the state to promote 'green' business
practices

The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) is partnering with BTEX


Engineering Inc. to help Florida's lodging
industry reduce impacts on the state's
environment. The partnership is the latest
component of DEP's Green Lodging initiative,
which encourages hotels and motels to adopt
cost-saving 'green' practices that conserve


energy, reduce water consumption, protect air
quality and reduce waste.
"In 2005, almost 50 percent of Florida's
more than 83 million guests stayed in Florida
lodging facilities," said DEP Secretary Colleen
M. Castille. "The environmental commitment of
our program's partners encourages the industry
to implement 'green' practices to protect our
natural resources and hotel guests."
BTEX Engineering.Inc. is an environmental
consulting firm specializing in indoor, air quality
assessments for the private and public sectors.
The company offers services such as indoor
air quality testing, mold inspections, damage
analysis and lead assessments. Through a
public-private partnership, BTEX will provide
Florida's lodging industry with discounts on
indoor air quality inspection services. The
company will also enhance best management
practices with technical assistance, education
and training.
"BTEX looks forward' to assisting


participants in the Green Lodging program
with indoor air quality issues," said BTEX
Engineering Inc. Environmental Engineer Tom
Weidemeyer. "BTEX's involvement in The
Green Lodging program is indicative of our
desire to improve the environment for future
generations."
Launched in March 2004, the. Florida
Green Lodging Program establishes
environmental guidelines for hotels and motels
to conserve natural resources and prevent
pollution. As reward for designation, Florida
is recommending Green Lodges to companies,
trade organizations and local governments
seeking eco-friendly lodging and convention
facilities.
For more information about the
Florida Green Lodging program, visit www.
floridagreenlodging.org. For information on
BTEX, visit www.btexengineering.com.


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Recent:survey shows that over 90% of lot is X
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Gulf and bay access. Survey just completed
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beautiful beach. MLS# 108755 $599,000


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fireplace in living room, formal dining room and
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look, that tree is doing just fine." Good.
But I can just as easily remind them of a
local restaurant whose landscape was designed
around a huge, beautiful old magnolia, which
promptly died after being suffocated by fill dirt.
Or a whole stand of pine trees which died after
the contractor leveled the ground over their
roots with but a few inches of fill. Or I could
just take pictures of the slow decline of that
solitary oak.
The fact remains that someone is going to
buy the lot I walk by every day, more likely than
not because it features that beautiful oak tree,
and they will be buying it under false pretenses.
Does the seller even realize this? Maybe not.
Developers: wise up. Those native trees
and shrubs you are allowing to fall under
the bulldozer's blade are older than you are,
and better looking, too. Today's savvy house
shoppers understand that a plot of native
vegetation has an intrinsic value which would
take a newly planted landscape years to catch
up to. A little careful planning, a little more
tolerance for a less than perfect grade, a little
more attention to saving some of what's already
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Corps Seeks Public Input On Water Storage at Lake Lanier


The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile District,
will host five public scoping
meetings to seek input on
issues and concerns relat-
ed to the proposed interim
water storage contracts at
Lake Sidney Lanier, Buford
Dam. Ga. These comments
will help define the range
of alternatives to be con-
sidered and to help focus
the Environmental Impact
Statement on significant
areas of concern. The EIS
will address the proposed
interim water storage con-
tracts as contained in the
Southeastern Federal
Power Customers (SeFPC),
Inc. v. Secretary of the
Army, et al. settlement
agreement.
Each meeting will be
conducted as an open
house, will have the same
format and will present the
same information to the
public. Information stations
will be set up and corps
personnel will be available
at each station to answer
questions. The stations will
include topics such as the


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settlement agreement for the
Lake Lanier interim water
storage contracts, National
Environmental Policy Act,
water management for mul-
tipurpose projects, hydro-
power, water supply, mod-
eling tools, environmental
resources and socioeco-
nomic effects. Areas also
will be set up to record
oral comments and written
comments.
The EIS will be used as
supporting documentation
for decisions concerning the
proposed interim storage
contracts and any required
operation changes at Lake
Sidney Lanier, Buford Dam
or the downstream reser-
voirs. Under the settlement
agreement, the corps would
allocate storage space in
Lake Sidney Lanier to three
specific water supply pro-
viders named in the settle-
ment agreement. They will
pay for storage. These pay-
ments will be used to offset
reduced hydropower gener-
ation revenues and will be
reflected in reduced rates
paid by the SeFPC mem-


bers.
The interim water stor-
age contracts will be issued
for a 10-year period with
potential 10-year extension
and possible conversion to
permanent reallocation con-
tracts subject to congressio-
nal approval. Interim water
storage contracts will apply
to the following water sup-
ply users:

Corps scoping meetings
for interim water supply
storage in Lake Lanier

Gwinnett County will
contract for 175,000 acre-
feet of storage in Lake
Lanier
City of Gainesville will
contract for 20,675 acre-
feet of storage in Lake
Lanier
Atlanta Regional
Commission will contract
for 45,183 acre-feet of stor-
age in Lake Lanier
The corps will hold five
public scoping meetings
throughout the watershed
during the next two weeks.
Individuals can provide


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are puffy or enlarged, the suimulatiorn pros ided bs these devices can return them to normal once the underlying
cause such as tartar deposits, is removed. Remember that if it hurts stop doing it.
Toothpicks push large food particles from the teeth, but they are generally not as effective as dental floss.
Care must be used to avoid damage Toothpicks of soft orangewood are axaalable to massage the gum as well as
to clein the teeth. Chevirng on toothpicks can traumatize and loosen tooth creating gum pockets and problem
are as.
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Nov. 28 5-8 p.m. Georgia Mountains Center
301 Main Street SW Gainesville, GA 30503
(770) 534-8420
Nov. 29 5-8 p.m. Renaissance Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
(888) 391-8724
Nov. 30 5-8 p.m. Troup County Parks & Recreation Center
1220 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
(706) 883-1670
Dec. 5 5-8 p.m. Dothan Conference Center
3113 Oxmoor Industrial Boulevard
Dothan, AL 36303
(800) 453-5302
Dec. 6 5-8 p.m. Tallahassee Community College
The Center for Economic and Workforce Development
444 Appleyard Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 201-6200

oral or written comments at attend the open house ses- online at www.LanierEIS-
the meeting. A court report- sions are invited to submit InterimStorageContracts.
er will be available to record comments by Dec. 29 using org
oral comments. one of four methods.
Individuals who cannot Submit comments

Corps scoping meetings for interim water supply storage in Lake Lanier

E-mail comments to LanierEIS-InterimStorageContracts(sam.usace.army.mil.
Mail comments to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
ATTN: CESAM-PD-EI
Attention: Lake Lanier Interim Storage Contracts EIS
RO. Box 2288
Mobile, AL 36602-0001
Fax comments to (251) 694-3815, Attention: NEPA Compliance Manager, Lake Lanier
Interim Storage Contracts EIS.
Special needs assistance at the public scoping meetings can be requested by calling
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State Warns Consumers about Identity Theft Scam


Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is
warning consumers about the
threat of identity theft during
the holiday shopping season.
He is urging people to protect
their personal information in
order to reduce chances of
having their identity stolen.
"The hustle and bustle
of the shopping season may
make consumers less aware
of attempts by scam artists
to obtain their personal
data," Bronson said. "It's
imperative that the public be
on guard, especially during
the holidays."
Identity theft continues
to be a serious problem for
people across the United States
and thieves are finding more
high-tech ways of assuming
the identities of unsuspecting


victims and committing
financial fraud totaling in
the hundred of millions of
dollars. All an identity thief
needs is someone's name,
address, Social Security
number, and birth date-
information often found on
driver's licenses and personal
checks. Thieves can also get
the information by stealing
credit card statements, pre-
approved credit card offers,
and tax information right
out of a mailbox or garbage
can. Here are some ways that
identity thieves work:
-They may open a new
credit card account, using
your name, date of birth,
and Social Security number.
When they use the credit
card and don't pay the bills,
the delinquent account is
reported on a victim's credit


report.
-They may call a credit
card issuer and, pretending to
be the legitimate cardholder,
change the mailing address on
a credit card account. Then
con artists runs up charges
on the account. Because
statements are being sent to
the new address, consumers
may not immediately realize
they have been victimized.
-They open a bank
account in someone else's
name and write bad checks
on that account.
-They engage in the scam
known as "phishing," where
they pretend to be financial
institutions or companies and
send e-mail spam or internet
pop-up messages to get
you to reveal your personal
information.
-They may use someone's


personal information to buy
items on the Internet.
Consumers can't prevent
identity theft, but they can
reduce their chances of being
a victim by observing the
following tips:
-Close all stagnant credit
card accounts and destroy the
cards.
-Mail bills and check from
a post office or mail drop.
-Shred financial
documents and paperwork
with personal information
before discarding.
-Be careful about giving
out personal information
when you haven't initiated the
transaction.
-Do not respond to
solicitations sent by e-mail
that direct you to a website.
Many con artists will create
web sites that look exactly


like legitimate sites. It is safer
to enter a retailer's known
web site so you are logged
onto the legitimate website.
-Order your credit reports
at least once a year from each
of the three national credit
bureaus so you can check for
errors and catch any identity
theft early. Call Experian (1-
800-682-7654), Equifax (1-
800-685-1111), and Trans
Union (1-800-916-8800) to
order the reports and inform
them of any mistakes you
find. Consumers can get
one free report from each
agency annually at www.
AnnualCreditReport. com.
-Follow up with creditors
if bills do not arrive on time.
A missing credit card bill
could mean an identity thief
has taken over your credit
accounts with passwords.


Avoid using easily available
information, such as your
mother's maiden name, your
birthdate, or the last four
digits of your Social Security
number.
-Give your Social Security
number only when absolutely
necessary. Ask to use other
types of indentifiers when
possible. Do not put your
Social Security number on
your checks.

Consumers who want to
report suspicious activities can
call the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services hotline at 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352).
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NACo Seeking Applications For Wetland Restoration Projects


The National Association
'of Counties (NACo) and
the Five Star Restoration
Challenge Grant Program
project partners are currently
accepting applications for the
2007 Five Star Restoration
Challenge Grants. The Five
Star Program provides modest
financial assistance on a
competitive basis to support
community-based wetland,
riparian and coastal habitat
restoration projects.
Begun in 1997, The Five
Star Restoration Challenge


Grant Program is a partnership
between NACo, the National
Fish and Wildlife Foundation,
the Wildlife Habitat Council,
and made possible with support
from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the
newest program partner,
Southern Company and its
operating companies: Georgia
Power, Alabama Power, Gulf
Power, and Mississippi Power.
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Commission Meeting


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 6, 2006
BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
continued

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Chief Administrator Butler
presented the following list of
increases and reductions that
need to be considered by the
Board:


BCC: Professional
Services Audit
$ 22,900.00 In-
crease
Park & Recreation
Facilities: Utility Service
$ 5,324.00 Increase
Park & Recreation
Facilities: Rentals & Leases
$ 2,160.00 Increase
BCC: Professional Servic-
es Engineering
$ 61,500.00 Increase
County Development:
Chamber of Commerce
$ 15,000.00 Increase
T.D.C.: Insurance Costs
$ 15,195.00 Increase
Parks & Recreation: Rent-
als & Leases
$ 900.00 Increase
BCC: Accounting/
Auditing:Grants
$ 15,000.00 Increase
PSJ Downtown Redevelop-
ment: Other Grants
$ 23,203.00 Reduction
Employee Health Insurance
$ 28,000.00 Reduction
1% Decrease in all appli-
cable budgets
$ 98,000.00 Reduction
County Courthouse: Im-
provements to Building
$ 300,000.00 Reduction
BCC: Pay to Other Govern-
mental Agencies
$ 117,604.00 Reduction

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS (#21111 -
GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion that the
Pay to Other Governmental
Agencies line item (#49100) in-
cludes $30,000.00 for Afford-
able- Housing and $87,604.00
for E.D.C., Commissioner Peters
motioned to tentatively reduce
this line item by these amounts
($117,604.00 total decrease):
Commissioner Williams 'sec-
onded the motion for discus-
sion, and recommended that
E.D.C. not be reduce completely
(give them $10,000.00 up front
and hold $40,000.00 until a
new plan is provided). Commis-
sioner Peters then amended the
motion to tentatively reduce Pay
to Other Governmental Agencies
by $37,604.00 (E.D.C. alloca-
tion), and Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the amended
motion. The motion then passed
unanimously.
After discussion by Com-
missioner Traylor about the
Affordable Housing program,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to tentatively reduce Pay to Oth-
er Governmental Agencies by
$30,000.00 (Affordable Hous-
ing allocation). The motion died
for lack of a second. Commis-
sioner Traylor then motioned to
tentatively reduce Pay to Other
Governmental Agencies by
$20,000.00 (Affordable Housing
allocation). Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

COUNTY COURTHOUSE
(#26219 GENERAL FUND)

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the bid received for
the Courthouse & Jail Roof Re-
placement ($1.8 million, which
is $800,000.00 over budget),
and discussed obtaining a loan
to complete the project.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to tentatively reduce all
appropriate line items in all bud-
gets by 1%, for a total reduction
of $98,000.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

HEALTH INSURANCE

After discussion that funds
were budgeted to allow for a
10% insurance (only 5% was
charged), Commissioner Barnes
motioned to tentatively reduce
all Health Insurance line items
(#23000) by 2%, which will be an
overall reduction of $28,000.00.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMM./BUILDING DEPT.
(#21111/#B3424 GENERAL
FUND

Commissioner Williams,
discussed the additional funds
needed for engineering ser-
vices as previously reviewed
by Chief Administrator But-
ler ($61,500.00), and inquired,
about hiring an on-staff engi-
neer for the County. He stated
that there is funding in the
Building Department for anoth-
er inspector ($40,000.00) and
These amounts combined could
be used to hire the engineer.
Commissioner Traylor inquired
about the certification abilities
of a single engineer.
Al Minzner inquired about
other budgets that might in-
clude professional services for
engineering projects that could.
also be reduced.
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to tentatively increase
BCC: Professional Services
Engineering in the amount of
$61,500.00, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion.
After further discussion, Com-
missioner Williams withdrew
his second, and Commissioner
Traylor withdrew the motion.


TIPPING FEES-GARBAGE
(#00143-40000 GENERAL
FUND)

Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed the increase in landfill
tipping fees, and stated that the
Board can increase the revenues
to be received for tipping fees
(suggested $50,000.00). Solid
Waste Director Danford stated
that revenues will increase, but
an amount cannot be deter-
mined at this time.
Jim Garth discussed re-
duction in customers means
reduction in workload.
Tom Graney discussed at-
tempting to make the landfill
self-supporting, stating that
when contractors do jobs they
often give 2 estimates 1 if they
take debris to the landfill, and a
different one if the owner takes
the debris to the landfill.
After discussion that the
State requires a specific number
of employees to be at the landfill
no matter how much business
they are doing, Commissioner
Peters motioned to tentatively in-
crease the Tipping Fee Revenue
by $25,000.00. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Peters then
motioned to tentatively adopt the
following resolution to increase
this revenue. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-31

WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, Florida, antici-
pates additional revenue for the
2006-2007 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and
WHEREAS, said additional
revenue is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2006-2007 fiscal
year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:

1. That the 2006-2007
tentative budget be increased as
follows:

GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
Charges for Services:
00143-40000
Tipping Fees Garbage
$ 25,000

THIS RESOLUTION ADOPT-
ED by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners, this the
6th day of September, 2006.

(End)

COUNTY COURTHOUSE
(#26219 GENERAL FUND)

Af'-, ..il..u_:;.:., re au-djn,,
:.Lt.r -n a !,:,_-. _. ',: r tJh,: rF^
..:.'. C ."h-' \A irt. n r.ai.:.r Budler,
stated that the architect is going
to review the plans to see what
can be cut to bring down the
cost. Commissioner Williams
motioned to tentatively reduce
the Improvements to Build-
ings line item in the amount of
$300,000.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Com-
missioner Peters voting no.

BOARD OF COUNTY '
COMMISSIONERS (#21111 -
GENERAL FUND)

After discussion that the
negotiated amount with the #1
ranked audit firm exceeds the
budget amount, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to tentatively
increase the Professional Servic-
es Audit line item by $22,900.00.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion and after further
discussion regarding bid nego-
tiation and the possibility of re-
jecting the #1 ranked firm and
negotiating with the #2 firm, the
motion failed 3 to 2, with Chair-
man McLemore and Commis-
'sioner Traylor voting yes.

PARKS & RECREATION
FACILITIES 1#57072 -
GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner, Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, 'I- t Elc.ird m rf ,a.J, -I,
.increased th'. LjUiir 5cr,.-:e lir.
ite m I 4 3 '2:":' 1| i l .,:',:',:, :i. ,
r ,Jio ..u ,:r, -1nd up.:.r.
m..-u.-:r. b, ,.:n'm, %:,:. r r
Barnes, second by 'Commission-
er Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively increased
the Rentals & Leases line item
(#44000) by $2,200.00.

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT
(#27152 GENERAL FUND)

After 'discussion regarding
.the $20,000.00 match by the
City of Port St. Joe for the-Cham-
,ber and funding for fire service
for Windmark Beach, Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to in-
crease the Professional Services
Publicity/Gulf County Chamber
by $15,000.00. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

INSURANCE TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
FUND (#27452)

'Tom Graney discussed the
cost shift for.insurance for the
T.D.C. employees, stating that
it was not included in their
budget projection, but they can
work it out during the year.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Corn-'
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to
tentatively reject the request for
additional funding ($15,195.00)
for insurance for T.D.C. (they
will absorb the insurance cost
with the amount tentatively


budgeted).

PARKS & RECREATION
(#57172 GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
increased the Rentals & Leases
line item by $900.00 (State lease
payments for Tucker Tract,
Dead Lakes Park and Stonemill
Creek Fire Department).

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS (#21111 -
GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively increased the Account-
ing/Auditing: Grants line item
by $15,000.00 (GASB 45).
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the request for increased
engineering services, stating
that there are no funds in this
line item for the County proj-
ects.

The meeting did then recess
at 6:23 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at
6:37 p.m., E.D.T.


2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that the
Board has tentatively reduced
the budget by $477,109.00 and
the proposed millage rate is now
4.6065. She stated that once
the Board adopts the tentative
millage rate, it cannot be in-
creased.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS 1#21111 -
GENERAL FUND)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
ENGINEERING (#31100)

Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to tentatively budget
$20,000.00 in the Professional
Services Engineering line item.
Members of the Board dis-
cussed funding this budget in
the amount requested, but to
consider using the funds to hire
an on-staff engineer. Commis-
sioner Traylor then withdrew his
motion.
Johnny Mize discussed
that hiring an engineer would
help the Building Department
and
free up an inspector that is now
having to do the plan reviews.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
increased the Professional Ser-
vices Engineering line item by
$61,500.00.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
AUDIT (#32000)

Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Keith Jones ap-
peared before the Board to dis-
cuss his bid for audit services.
He discussed the increased
number of grants, and the need
to spend more time working with
the departments. After further
discussion, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to tentatively in-
crease the Professional Services
Audit line item by $22,900.00.
Commissioner Williams second-
ed the motion, and it passed 4
to 1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

COUNTY COURTHOUSE
(#26219)

Upon inquiry by Jim Garth,
Executive Administrator Kopin-
sky stated that bid notices are
advertised through the Dodge
Report, the Florida Bid Report-
ing Service, The Star, and no-
tices are sent to vendors known
to provide the service that is be-
ing bid.

CASH TO BE CARRIED
FORWARD

Al Minzner commended the
Board on the budget process
and actions they have taken-this
year. He discussed increases in
various areas,, and discussed
the Board's Cash to be Carried
Forward, stating that due to the
reductions in departments they
may not have funds to carry for-
ward for the 2007-08 budget.

Members of the Board dis-
cussed keeping a close watch on
all expenses during the 2006-07
fiscal year because it is going to
be a tight year.

2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that
the tentative County-Wide mill-
age rate is now 4.6371, which is
a 10.04% increase over the ag-
gregate village rate of 5.6259.

COUNTY-WIDE MILLAGE
RATE

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-'
mous vote, the Board adopted
a tentative County-Wide Millage
Rate of 4.6371.

COUNTY-WIDE BUDGET

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
Smissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted
the tentative County-Wide Bud-
get, based on the changes made,
earlier in the meeting.

SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS
MILLAGE RATES

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Conm-


missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted
a tentative Millage Rate of .5000
for each Special Fire District (St.
Joseph Fire Control District,
Tupelo Fire Control District,
Overstreet Fire Control District,
and Howard Creek Fire Control
District).

SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS
BUDGETS

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, -second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted
the tentative budgets for each
Special Fire District (St. Joseph
Fire Control District, Tupelo Fire
Control District, Overstreet Fire
Control District, and Howard
Creek Fire Control District).

M.S.T.U. MILLAGE RATES

Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to adopt tentative Millage
Rates of 4.4000 'for the Gulf-
side M.S.T.U. and 1.6000 for
the Gulfside Interior M.S.T.U.s.
Commissioner Williams second-
ed the motion, and it passed 4
to 1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

M.S.T.U. BUDGETS

Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to adopt the tentative
budgets for the Gulfside and
Gulfside Interior M.S.T.U.s.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed 4 to
1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

FINAL PUBLIC HEARING

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board scheduled
the second and final 2006-07
Budget Public Hearing for Mon-
day, September 18, 2006 at
5:01 p.m., E.D.T., in the County
Commission Meeting Room.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, the meeting
did then adjourn at 6:58 p.m.,
E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 12, 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 McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator,
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler, Administra-
tor Staff Assistant Lynn Ste-
phens, Chamber of Commerce
Director Sandra Chafin, Code
Enforcement Officer April Hicks,
E.D.C. Director Alan McNair,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor Marshall Nelson, Emergency
Management Secretary Stepha-
nie Richardson, Emergency
Management/911 Coordina-
tor Ben Guthrie, Grant Writer
Loretta Costin, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Planner David,
Richardson, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
and Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 6:00
p.m., E.T.

Rev. Andrew Rutherford
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Major Nugent led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner. Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.

1. Minutes August
17, 2006 Special Meeting
, August 17, 2006 Special
Meeting
August 22, 2006 Work-
shop
August 22, 2006 Regu-
lar Meeting
August 28, 2006 Spe-
cial Meeting
Minutes Correction
- April 11, 2006 Regular Meet-
ing

2. Agreement Replay
Systems, Inc. (E911 Mainte-
nance Agreement for both Log-
ging Recorders)

3. Bid Advertisement
- Solid Waste Landfill Compac-
tor
Bid Advertisement Solid
Waste Disaster Management
Services
Bid Advertisement Solid
Waste Used Dump Truck

4. Bid Award #0506-
26 Auiditor Services

5. Bid Rejection -
#0506-27 Courthouse Roof
Project

6. Budget Amendment
- Supervisor of Elections (Spe-
cial Funds Account)

7. Grant Agreement
- 2006-2007 E.M.P.A. Base
Grant


8. Interlocal Agree-
ment Medical Examiner Ser-
vices (10/1/06 9/30/07)

9. Inventory Gulf
County E.M.S. (Junk #210-
127, #210-142, #210-143,
#210-144, #210-145, #210-146,
#210-147, #210-148, #210-129,
#210-103, #210-115, #210-116,
#210-117, #210-124, #210-108,
#210-92, #210-94, #210-95,
#210-72)
Inventory Transfer from
Gulf County E.M.S. to Over-
street Fire Department (#210-
75)
Inventory Gulf County
Emergency Service Unit (Junk *
#145-49)
Inventory Road Depart-
ment (Junk #100-519, #100-
526, #100-528)

10. Invoice Ausley
& McMullen, P.A. Gulf Pines
Hospital Litigation/Tax Collec-
tor (#49363 $704.68 to be paid
from Account #21111-33000)
Coppins Monroe Adkins
Dincman & Spellman, P.A.
At-Large Litigation (#18531
$404.79 to be paid from Ac-
count #21111-31200)
County Attorney Timo-
thy McFarland (August, 2006
$9,330.44 to be paid from Ac-
count #21314-31100)
Fitch, Inc. Gas Tax
Revenue Bond (#60356MT *
$9,500.00 to be paid from Bond
Proceeds)
Kenny Strange Electric -
Courthouse Transformer (#2375
*$4,434.91 to be paid from Ac-
count #26219-46100)
Prisoner/Inmate Medical
Bills (Buy Rite Drugs $613.98
/ Gulf County Health Depart- '
ment- $1,351.30 / Moore Medi-
cal $95.99 to be paid from
Account #21111-31400)
Replay Systems, Inc. E-
911 Twelve-Month Maintenance
Agreement for Both Logging Re-
corders (#6449 $5,491.68 to
be paid from Account #25125-
34000)
Rumberger, Kirk &
Caldwell General Employment
Matters (File #G214-107990 *
Invoice #702953 $3,498.81 to
be Paid from Account #21111 -
31200)

11. Purchase Request
Gulf County E.M.S. Five (5)
Cardiac Monitor/ Defibrillators
and Accessories from Phillips
Medical Systems to be pur-
chased through Grant #M6101

12. Road Acceptance
Discovery Lane- (Windmark
Beach)

13. S.H.I.P. Mortgages
Third Position

14. S.H.I.P. Rehabili-
tation Assistance ($5,000.00 -
Fisher)

(End)

RESOLUTION CATERPILLAR
FINANCIAL SERVICES/
TRACTOR

County Attorney McFarland
discussed a proposed resolution
authorizing a lease-purchase
agreement with Caterpillar Fi-
nancial Services Corporation, in
the amount of $115,579.00 for a
tractor for Public Works Depart-
ment. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to adopt the following-
titled resolution. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-32

WHEREAS, County of Gulf,,
FL (the "Governmental Entity"),
a body politic and corporate
duly organized and existing as
a political subdivision, munici-
pal corporation or similar public
entity of the State of Florida (the
"State"), is authorized by the
laws of the State to purchase,
acquire and lease personal
property for the benefit of the
Governmental Entity and its in-
habitants and to enter into con-
tracts with respect thereto; and
WHEREAS, in order to
acquire such equipment, the
Governmental Entity proposes
to enter into a lease-purchase
transaction pursuant to that
certain Governmental Equip-
ment Lease-Purchase Agree-
ment (the "Agreement") with
Caterpillar Financial Services
Corporation, the form of which
has been presented to the gov-
erning body of the Governmen-
tal Entity at this meeting;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT AND IT IS HEREBY RE-
SOLVED:

Section 1. Approval of Docu-
ments. The form, terms and.
provisions of the Agreement and
all other schedules and exhibits
attached thereto are hereby ap-
proved in substantially the form
presented at this meeting, with
such insertions, omissions and
changes as shall be approved
by counsel of the Governmen-
tal Entity or other members
of the governing body of the
Government Entity executing
the same, the execution of such
documents being conclusive evi-
dence of such approval; and the
persons holding the titles listed
below or any other officer of the
Governmental Entity who shall
have the power to execute con-
tracts on its behalf are hereby
authorized and directed to exe-
cute, acknowledge, countersign
and deliver the Agreement and
all exhibits attached thereto,
and the Secretary/Clerk of the
Governmental Entity is hereby
authorized to attest to the fore-
going and affix the seal of the
Governmental Entity to such
documents.
Section 2. Other Actions
Authorized. The officers and


employ
Entity s
essary
the par
carry o0
summa
templal
all acti
mity th
out lir
and del
other d
delivered
Agreem
Sec
ability.
this Re
or any
be con
the Go'
curring
charge
of the
against
shall th


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Public


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 06-278-CA
UCN: 232006CA000278XXXXXX

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. ON
BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE
HOLDERS PARK PLACE.
SECURITIES, INC. -ASSET-
BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-
WCW1,
Plaintiffs
vs
WILLIAM C. QUARANTA, JR.,
et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF- SALE
PURSUANT TO 'CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Summary Final Judgement of
foreclosure dated November 14,
2996, and entered in Case No.
06-278-CA
UCN: 232006CA000278XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court in and for
Gulf County, Florida, wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. ON
BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE
HOLDERS PARK PLACE
SECURITIES,. INC. ASSET-
BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-
WCW1 ASSET-BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2005-WCW1 is Plaintiff
and William C. Quaranta, Jr.;.
Tara Quaranta; Port St. Joe
Commerce Center Association,
Inc.; Unknown Tenant No. 1;
Unknown Tenant No. 2; and
All Unknown Parties Claiming
Interests By, Through, under
or Against a Named Defendant
to this Action, or Having or
Claiming to Have Any Right, Title
or Interest In the Property Herein
Described, are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the Front Dobr
of the Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida
32457 at Gulf County, Florida
at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day
of December, 2006, the follow-
ing described property as set
forth in said Order or Final
Judgement, to-wit:
A PORTION OF LOTS 8 AND
9, BLOCK 129, ST. JOSEPHS
ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
UNIT NUMBER TWELVE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT ROOK 3, PAGE 27,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: -
COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD
"AND CAP NUMBERED 1999,
MARKING THE. NORTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 12, BLOCK
129, ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION
TO THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE UNIT NUMBER TWELVE;
THENCE ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF SAID LOT 12 S10*46
00" W, 175.00 FEET; THENCE
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID BLOCK 129; N19'14 00"W,
163.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE N19" 14
00"W 97.83 FEET ALONG THE
WEST LINE.OF LOTS 8 AND 9
OF SAID BLOCK 129; THENCE
N70 46 00"E, 175.00 FEET TO
A POINT ON THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
MARVIN AVENUE; THENCE
ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY LINE S19*14 00"E,
97.83 FEET; THENCE S7046
00"W, 175.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
I ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Court
at 850-229-6112 or 6113 fx
850-229-6174 within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this Notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at Port Saint Joe,
Florida, on November 16, 2006
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
AS Clerk, Circuit Court
/s/By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
Publish: November 30, &
December 7, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
SILVEN ZIMMERMAN and wife
BEVERLY ZIMMERMAN,
Plaintiffs
vs CASE NO.: 06-418-
CA
MEXICO MCNEALY, FLORENCE
MCNEALY AND ODELL JONES,
If alive, and if dead, their
unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, and


Not


all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them;
the unknown spouses, heir,
devisees grantees, and creditors
of the unknown spouses, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them;
and all unknown natural per-
sons if alive, and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive, their
several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs devisees, grant-
ees, and creditors, or other par-
ties' claiming by, through, or
under those unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees,
or any other person claiming, by
through under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or copoprate or whose
exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants
or parties or claiming to have
any right, title, or interest in
and to the lands herein after
described,
Defendants.
/
TO:
MEXICO MCNEALY
BOX 886
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
32465

FLORENCE MCNEALY
BOX 886
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
32465

ODELL JONES
418 AMY CIRCLE
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
32465
/
NOTICE OF ACTION

YOU ARE HERBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet title has
been filed against you on the fol-
lowing described property:
Commencing at the
Northwest corner of the NS
1/4 of the NW 1/4, of Section
23, Townlship'4 South, Range
10 West; thence run East
402 feet to South side of old
Panama City Wewahitchka
Public Road; thence run
316.8 feet, more or less,
Southeasterly along the
Southern Boundary line of
said Public Road; thence run
South .330 feet; North 44
yards for point of beginning;
thence run North 34 yards;
West 25 yards; South 34
yards; East 25 yards, to the
point of beginning, lying and
being in Section 23, Parcel
ID# 01785-003R
and you, are required to serve
a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Charles S. Isler,
III, Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is P.O. Box 430,
Panama City, Florida 32402,
within thirty (30) days from the
first date of publication, and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter, otherwise, a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on the 16 day of
NOVEMBER, 2006.
REBECCA NORRIS
Clerk of the Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish November 23, 30,
December 7, & 14, 2006

AMENDED 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 December 5, 2006 at
4:00 p.m., E.T. 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 23 & 30,
2006
Ad #2006-126A

* AMENDED 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 COUNT,
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 December 5, 2006 at
4:00 p.m., E.T. 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 23 & 30,
2006
Ad #2006-127A

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID #0607-08

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in purchasing the follow-
ing item:
1 1993 Chevrolet Sport
.Van, Model #CG31306 (VIN
#1GAGG35K3PF352099)
(#75-27)
The item may be viewed
by contacting the Gulf County
Road Department at (850) 639-
2238.
Please indi,:ai or,n the erne.
lope YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID and
~-,u..e the BID NUMBER.
B,.j mu:t bte submitted to
the Gulf County, Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G, Costin, Sr.,
BId L ,. 1 I4- "Port St. Joe,
Fk:.nda. 2.24-6., by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on Friday, Dec:ember I,"
2006. Bids will be opened at
this same location t,r, Monda a
December 4, 2006 ar 000
a.m., E.T.
The B.:.ard reer.ei the
rght -- re-jr.:-r an, dad all Oids
received.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNT FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN L
MCLEMORE, CHAIRMAN

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk

Publish: November 23 & 30,
2006
Ad #2006-129

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID #0607-09

The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council will receive
bids from any person, company,
or corporation interested in pro-
viding the following:
Renovations to the Gulf
County Welcome Center
Bid packets may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr;,
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett at (850)
229-7800.
S A mandatory pre-bid confer-
ence is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
E.T. on Tuesday, December
12, 2006, at The Gulf County "
Welcome Center located at 150
Captain Fred's Place, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
S Each bid shall be accompa-
nied by a Bid Bond, Cashier's
Check, or Certified Check in the
amount of five percent (5%) of
the total proposal.
A copy of the General
Contractor's state license, proof
of liability insurance, and proof
of workman's compensation
insurance must, accompany
each proposal.
A copy of each Sub-
Contractor's state license, proof
of liability insurance, and proof
of workman's compensation
insurance will be required upon
awarding of the bid.
lNo Bidder may withdraw
his/her bid for a period of thirty
(30) days after the date set for
the bid opening.
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 four (4) copies should be
included.
Bids will be received until
Friday, January 5, 2007, at 5:00
p.m., E.T. at the Office of the.
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids
will be opened at this same
location on Monday, January 8,
2007, at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received and to waive techni-
cqlities.
GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Carmen McLemore,
Chairman

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk

Publish: November 23 & 30,
2006
Ad #2006-130


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Minutes



ees of the Governmental ment contained in this Reso- This Resolution shall be effective
shall take all action nec- lution, the Agreement, or any immediately upon its approval
or reasonably required by other instrument or document and adoption. This Resolution
ties to the Agreement to executed in connection there- was adopted and approved on
ut, give effect to and con- with impose any pecuniary li- September 12, 2006.
ate the transactions con- ability upon the Governmental
ted thereby and to take Entity or any charge upon its (End)
on necessary in confor- general credit or against its tax-
erewith, including, with- ing power, except to the extent CAPE SAN BLAS BEACH RE-
mitation, the execution that the payments payable un- NOURISHMENT
livery of any closing and der the Agreement are special
documents required to be limited obligations of the Gov- County Attorney McFarland
ed in connection with the ernmental Entity as provided in discussed that the County has
sent. the Agreement. received a request for an ease-
ltion 3. No General Li- Section 4. Authorized Sig- ment for construction of the
Nothing contained in natories. Following are the true sand berms, and recommended
solution, the Agreement, names, correct titles and speci- Chief Administrator Butler send
other instrument shall -men signatures of the incum- a letter to the affected property
istrued with respect to bent officers referred to in the owners. Commissioner Barnes
vernmental Entity as in- foregoing resolution: motioned to approve this recom-
a pecuniary liability or mendation. Commissioner Wil-
upon the general credit Carmen L. McLemore, liams seconded the motion, and
Governmental Entity or Chairman it passed unanimously.
its taxing power, nor
he br ,.ch f an, v ree- Section Effective Date.. Will be continued...


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Trades


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Services


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

229-6525





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

Remodeling & Additions
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35 Years Experience
Tiinely/Quality Work
Reasonable Prices
Free Estimales
Cell (850) 814-0166
Home (850) 648-5397


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FARSCAPE COMPUTING
PC, Macintosh, iPod, Multimedia,
Internet & Networking
(850) 227-7000
Onsile Repair, Installation, Training & Service
Offsile Consulting, Purchasing Advise & Drop Off



Paradise Pressure Washing








I TLC Lawn Service I


Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100

Kilgore's
BRICK PAVERS
& TILE
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!
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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GET WIED-
f $5, Michael &Annhony S', _
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I F& ish Carpetr 'RGO0688
(850-229-6751 850-227-56661


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PAINTING i
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding at 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
TRY IT TODAY!



CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water' Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
Stain Protection Available


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Place your ad today

135 Hwy 98

227-1278


* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A & R Fence

Ps ^su reWshin g
Albert Feischmann FREE EstiRmates
ElN# 593115646 (850) 647-4047


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Commercial
Termite & Pest
Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant
* Motel *ea Control, Condominiums
SHosehold Pest Control New Treatment
* eal Estae (WOO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
a FAMILY OWNED
] PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-ll-Yoursell Pest Control Produdts


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




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DJ Fence & ETC
HandyMan
You Name It
I'll 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


llCRC Certified
Cleaning Specialist
CARPET CLEANING
p" CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL





S 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
QUALITY COMMUNITY"
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, a
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty -y
Assignments State Wide


"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


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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 9C


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years


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ANNOUNCEMENTS


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Lost Black Dog. Lake City
area. Female, any info
would be appreciated. Re-
ward. Responds to Mag-
gie. Missing since October
Call 227-6547 or 227-8274






Lost Rat Terrier. Marvin
Avenue area. Black and
vrh;i. rr.ale. 13 year old
pi.l Pleae. call, 227-6547
or 227-8274, REWARD!!l



2100..


Dogs & Cats
For Sale?


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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.


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 Soonl
Dona 227-9363/ 527-7707

Call To Place An Ad
In Classifieds.
747-5020


Frigidaire Heavy duty
washer, and, electric dryer
in excellent condition. Still
working. Come see before
you buy. $340 for the pair.
Call (850)-227-1500




Whirlpool
Ultimate care II
Washer/Dryer. Been in
storage for over a year!.
Works good. $200 both.
Call 647-2552





AUCTION!
Fri Nite Dec 1st
7 pm Eastern
Wade Clark
!!!Auctions!!!
314 Reid Ave Pt St. Joe
850-229-9282
AB1239, AU1737
10% Buyer's prem




3230

7 Family Sale
Sat Dec 2nd, 8am-?, 111
Foremost Dr, Wewa. 1
block N of Maxine's on
Hwy 71. Baby's, children's,
& adult clothing (size New-
born to 2X), goose Down
comforters, pillows, toys,
dishes, books, computer
monitors, men's suits, &
lots more

A:Highland View 229
whiting St port st joe, fl, lit-
tle boys clothing from new
born-12 mo. 2 family.


Golden Rule PET SITTING
SERVICE. Perfect alterna-
tive to kenneling your 4
legged kids. Referred by
,local vet. Reliable pet
sitter/pet owner. Does
home visits while you are
away. In business 7 years.'
Call Diana or Dan
227-5770 or 227-8225
MULTI-TASKING
SERVICES
House Cleaning,
Shopping, Dr. Appts,
Companion Sitting, Etc.
Mature, Responsible &.
Excellent References.
Call 850-229-7096


Giant
Rummage Sale
Downtown PSJ corner of
Williams and 3rd St. during
Christmas on the Coast.
Sponsored by the Junior
Service League. Proceeds
to benefit decoration of
children's rooms for first
habitat for humanity home.
Individual Vendor Booths
available call 227-1111 for
an application or more
inf.:. Donation of sale
lernrs and monetary contri-
butions appreciated. Re-
freshments and our new
cookbook, Thyme in Port,
will be available for sale.
Great Christmas Gift!! Dec
2nd, 8 am til?

KK: Garage Sale! Dec 1st
& 2nd, 100 3rd St., Mexico
Beach. 7am CST, girls.
clothes 6x-8, shoes, toys,
books, puzzles. King &
queen size blankets, &
more.

Garage Salel Dec 2nd,
8am-12pm, girls clothing
sizes 4 & 5, lots of misc
items, 2007 Long Ave

KK : Pt. St. Joe

Moving Sale
401 Pondarosa Pine
Rd.
(Near Airport
Follow Signs)
Sat 8am-?
Furniture to clothing and
everything in between
.Rain cancelles.

KK: Pt. St. Joe

Rummage Sale
Sat. Dec 2nd 7-4
Corner of Williams & 3rd
St in Pt. St. Joe.
Sponsored by: Junior
Service League of
Pt. St. Joe


3230
KK: Mexico Beach 146
Pondview Circle. (4 miles
north on Route 386 from
hwy. 98 1/2 mile before
Overstreet bridge & follow
signs). Friday. and Satur-
day. from 8am til 4pm.
Estate Sale!
Contents of entire home
must go. Furniture, elec-
tronics, including multiple
televisions, chest freezer,
mens bike, dishes. '91 1
ton Ford work van and '91
Aerostar van, antique van-
ity, 3 turbines, large ficas,
many other types of
plants, bird cages of vari-
ous sizes, christmas de-
cor, shoes, purses, all
sizes of clothing for
women, children, babies
and men, 3x and 4x men
clothing, heated port
potty, walker lots of handi-
cap supplices and lots
misc. Rain or shine!

KK: Pt. St. Joe

Yard Sale
Sat 8am-?
1606 Marvin Ave
Furniture, antiques, pic-
tures, tread mill, tool
boxes, truck, clothes, toys
and more.
This one is definitely worth
your time. Furniture,
household items, & kids
stuff. 306 Nautilus Dr, in St
Joe Beach, Hwy 98 to Sea-
shores Dr, left on Nautilus.
Sat Only, 8am-?
Yard/Garage Sale at 2105
Juniper Ave, PSJ, Dec
2nd, 9am-? old furniture,
trunks, small appliances,
clothing, games, toys,
dishes, holiday decor, &
more



325
LIVE
BLUE CRABS
Call 227-8579


Incorrect InsertionPolicy
For Classified
In-column Advertisers

All ads placed by phone are read back to the adver-
tiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will as-
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce-
dure unless otherwise informed.


Please
_

your ad

Advertisers are requested to check the advertise-
ment on the first insertion for correctness. Errors
should be reported immediately.
The News Herald will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than
the cost of the space occupied by the error.
Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti-
tutes a new ad and new charges.
The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of
ANY ad under any classification.


I 3300



CASH PAID
For Your Old Coins, Cur-
rency & Pre 60s Memora-
bilias. Call 850-229-7704.




Craftsman 42 inch rider
forward/bagger. 15.5hp., 2
sets of blades. Needs en-
gine work. $100 or best of-
-fer. Craftsman 22 inch
6.5hp keystart. Runs well.
Needs battery. $75 obo.
Call David at 850-648-1006



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Wurlitzer Piano
with dehumidifier, medium
Oak, great condition, Call
229-8978 after pm.

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







General

Corrections Offic-
ers

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
Certified Corrections Offic-
ers. Starting salary
$21,600. These are fully
benefited positions. Appli-
cations and a complete job
description are available in
our Human Resources Of-
fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Rob-
ert Moore Admin Building,
Room 309), or at
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on December 8, 2006 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For more
information, please contact
Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel at (850)
229-5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Pol-
icy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.


4100





Auction
Farm &
Construction
Equipment
Sat. Dec. 2. 2006
Hwy. 231 N.
Campbellton, FL.
8am Small items
9am Equipment
Local Dispersal, Bank
Repos & Consignments
Mason Auctions &
Sales FL #642
850-263-0473






General

Resort Vacation
Properties of
SGI, Inc.

Great opportunities await
you at the largest vacation
rental company on St.
George Island. Join our
winning team in one of the
following positions:
-Quality Assurance
Coordinators
*Independent Contracted
Cleaning Crews
-Administrative Assistant
We offer a great benefits
package to full time em-
ployees or you may join us
on a part time basis to
supplement your current
income.
Apply in person today at:
125 Gulf Beach Drive West
St. George Island, FL






General

Code Enforce-
ment Officer

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
a full-time Code Enforce-
ment Officer. Salary range
is $11.00 $16.00 per
hour, based on experi-
ence. This is a fully bene-
fited position. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our Human Resources Of-
fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Robert Moore Admin
Building, Room 309), or at
Application deadline is
Friday, 12/08/06 at 5:00
pm EST. For more infor-
mation, please contact De-
nise Manuel, Human Re-
sources Director at
850-229-5335. Gulf County
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity / Af-
firmative Action Employer.


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Drivers

AN
EARN AS YOU
LEARN
Career!
England Transport
now offers
On-the-job CDL Training
No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment!
Toll-Free
1-866-619-6081

Drivers

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





General

Jail Administrator

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
a full-time Jail Administra-
tor. Salary based on expe-
rience. This is a fully ben-
efited position. Applica-
tions and a complete job
description are available in
our Human Resources Of-
fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Robert Moore Admin
Building, Room 309), or at
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on December 8, 2006 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For'
more, information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.

Gulf County enforces
a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action
Employer.

General

JOB NOTICE

The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions in
the Public Works Dept.:

Truck Driver
$10.25 per hour
CDL License Req'd
Applications and job de-
scription may be picked
up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Open until filled.
The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free Work
place Policy and is an
EOAA Employer


General

Able to
Travel?
Now Hiring 8 people to
work/travel the entire US. 1'
month paid training, trans-
portation provided and
paid. Must be 18+ and
able to start ASAR
1-866-786-1999





General

Master Mechanic

The Gulf County. Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
one full-time Master Me-
chanic for our Road De-
partment located in
Wewahitchka. Starting sal-
ary is $18.1544 per hour.
This is a bargaining unit
(Union) position with full
benefits. Applications and
a complete job description
are available in our Human
Resources Office (1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Robert Moore
Admin Building, Room
309), or at
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on December 8, 2006 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Pol-
icy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.


Health care
Gerl-Care Assisted Uving
in Mexico Beach has the
following job opening, Hir-
ing immediately. Part time
resident Care Tech, day
shift. 7am til 7pm every
other weekend (Sat. &
Sun). We will train the right
person. Specialized train-
ing and degrees not req. If
interested please call Kim
McFarlend, Administrator,
at 647-4000. We are an
EOE.





Healthcare
Weems Memorial Hospital
is looking for PRN Nursing
Assistants. Hours and
shifts will vary. Interested
applicants can contact:
Human Resources Dept.
850-653-8853 or pick up
application.


Professional








Customer Sales
and Service
Representative

GT Cornm, a Total Commu-
nications Company Pro-
vider in Northwest Florida,
has immediate openings
for a temporary Customer
Sales and Service Repre-
sentative in their Port St.
Joe, Florida call center.
Successful candidate will
be accountable for meet-
ing or exceeding estab-
lished revenue goals, have
the ability. to complete ac-
curate order documenta-
tion and data entry, pro-
vide excellent customer
service and work effec-
tively in a team environ-
ment.

Susan Machemer
Human Resources
Manager
GTCom
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV

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Night: 647-3882
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Healthcare

NHC
HomeCare
Quality Care s Our
Business
Part Time Home Health
Aide
Are you looking for a fresh
start; something new?
If so, NHC HomeCare is
the place for You!
Our Port St. Joe
HomeCare Program is a
partner-friendly agency
seeking a Part Time HHA
to provide skilled care to
our homebound patients
in the Port St. Joe & Mex-
ico Beach areas. Mileage
reimbursed. Interested
parties may fax their re-
sume to: 850-229-2725
Attn: Gina Ferland, Admin-
istrator, or apply locally at
418 Reid Ave, in Port St.
Joe. EOE/DFWP





Professional




GT


Service
Technician

GT Com, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, has a
vacancy for a Service
Technician at their Port St.
Joe, Florida location. Re-
porting to the Local Man-
ager, successful candidate
will be responsible for the
installation, repair and
maintenance of telecom-
munication equipment in-
cluding installation of DSL
at customer location. Must
be computer literate and
knowledgeable of internet
along with possessing ex-
cellent communication and
customer service skills. A
two year degree or equiva-
lent years of related expe-
rience preferred.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources
Manager
GT Comrn
R O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32.157
smacherner,iiairon io comn
FAX: 850-229 8689
EOE/MFDV


TAKE CHARGE
OF YOUR REAL
ESTATE CAREER:

Call today for a
confidential career
interview

850-229-9310

Brian Neubauer
420 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe
Neubauer
ERA Real Estate, Inc.


Hospitality

Need Extra
Income?
We need part time
housekeepers.
Weekdays great for stay
at home moms, week-
ends we welcome high
school and college age
applicants. A few hours
each morning. Will train.
Pay scale based on per-
formance. Local motel
with pleasant working
conditions. Call 850-
227-1443 to schedule
an interview.
Professional
The Donna Independent
School District is seeking
qualified applicants for the
following professional va-
cancies:

*Chief Financial
Officer (CPA)

*Athletic
Director/Head
Football Coach
Donna Independent
School District, Joe D.
Gonzalez, Superintendent,
116 North 10th street
Donna, TX 78573, Phone:
(956) 464-1642, Fax: (956)
464-1752, Email: jdgonza
lez@donnaisd.net Web
site: www.donnaisd.net
ROOFERS
Exper.preferred, but will
train. Call 850-229-6859.




*REMEMBER:*
Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
rity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139
Dreading Monday? Work
from home Potential for
executive level income. No
commute. no bo.- toial
Ireedom I1888 203-.7742
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ior information sboul
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proec ion agency.
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Classified Advertising
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BUSINESS & FINANCIAL
5100 Business
Opportunities
5110 Money to Lend




Professional
Vending Route
Snacks/Drinks/
Everything
We have the locations
NOW, Must sell
$7500 down terms availa-
ble for balance
Equipment warranted
Call: 877-843-8726 local
#B02002-037

*REMEMBER:*
Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.








REAL. ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120- Beach Rentals
6130 CondoTownhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 R.onmmale Wanled
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals


6100



Commercial Building for
rernti- liCO.f, $1500/mo.
324 Long Ave., Port St.
Joe FL 850. 340-1246.



Commercial property for
rent. 300 ft on Hwy 98. Of-
fice and shop. Building for-
mally used, car lot. 850
227-6123


| 6100 I
CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.




1 br, 1 ba 150812 Long
Ave. in Port St. Joe. No
pets. $485/mo.+ dep. Ap-
plication and references
required. Call 850-
229-6825



Apartment for Rent in
Port St. Joe (Downstairs),
3 br, 1 ba, $450 mo., $400
dep. Call 227-3511.
Gulf Haven 2, 606 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. 1 br, 1
ba Apt. $775mo included
utilities, $600 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty 850-648-4400
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



Wewahitchka Efficiency
Apt Great for one $350mo
+ $350 sec. dep. No pets.
639-5721




2 br, 1 ba MH 118
Narvaez St. $495/mo +
'deposit. Application and
references required. No
pets. Call 850-229-6825
3 br, 2 ba 124 Narvaez St.
St. Joe Beach. No pets.
$700/mo. + dep. Applica-
tion and references re-
quired. Call 850-229-6825 .
Affordable Snow bird spe-
cial. Beach house Trailer
completely renovated &
immaculate 1 br. Does not
look like a trailer inside.
DAW, W/D. new stove, fur-
nished bedrm, Dinning rm,
close to Highland, View
boat ramp. Nonsmnoking
$675/mo. 954-815-1696



6130 -1
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.
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, 1%,
ba Townhome fully fur-
nished. $1000 mo +utili-
ties, $1000 Depc'O;i $30
application fee Bluenater
Realty, 850-648-4400
Coronado #3, 7314 U.S.
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. 2
Br, 1 Ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
water. $850 mo + utilities,
$850 Deposit $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,
850-648-4400


3 br 3 ba, 2 story, unfur-
nished, quiet street safe for
kids, right in Town,
$1800+dep, 850-229-1513
Coronado #4, 7318 U.S.
Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach. 2
br, 1 ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
water. $800 mo + utilities,
$800 Deposit, $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,
850-648-4400



Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
Condo, 0.5 miles to beach,
Pool, no smoking. $1150
mo. Call Brian 404-
663-0226
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700




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



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



3 br 1 ba furnished home.
Fenced yard on water.
$600 per month plus
deposit. References
-required. 1 small pet ok,
non smokers preferred.
Call 850-639-4377



3 br house 432 Iola St.
Oak Grove. Large yard
Close to town & St. Joe
Bay Call 227-7800
3 br, 2 ba $875mo + dep.
Water/garbage incl. No
p ets / s m o k i n g.
648-5052/(478)-983-2206
2008 Marvin Ave.- Charm-
ing, Newer Home, 'in' a
great Neighborhood,. 3 br,
2 ba, CH&A, all appis,
W&D, LR, DR, gas FP, 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.
-3/4 br,.den, office, 1 bath,
Sunny & bright, super
clean; furn/ufur/un, Bayview
very convenience. AVAIL.
NOWIOnly, $800 mo.+,
'ierp i '20i 542.70205 -

Attention
Workers,
Subcontractors,
Labors etc. '
Ocean view, sleeps up
to 6. Wkly or monthly.
Michael or Lisa
850-340-0837 or
648-5323
Coronado St. in St. Joe
Beach. 2 br, 1 ba
95.0 mrr:rin + ii and 1l=l
1 vear lea Ulline.s ,i n.
Cl.ud SalaleieUl E .':',,r
Cal Ml.3crael 850340.08: 7'
Fisherman's ',ehd 0of" rain-
bow;3, br. 2 ba :.n DeauTifui
Chipola R,.;r r near
Gadsens park. Floating
dock, available Jan. '07.
For sale @ 200K or lease
$900. Call 954-815-1696
Hwy 98, Si Joe Bch, 2 br,
S2 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
Newly Painted 2 BR, 1 BA
APT, CH&A, $650 mo.+
utilities. Requires refer-
ences & 1 month deposit.
This Port St. Joe Cozy 1 br
Cottage, fully furnished IS
RENTED!! 850-229-1215.



Port St Joe, 2 br 1 ba
house, to approved
tenants only, Call for de-
ai.dii $700mo, 850-722-
536 ,
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
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


S 6170
2 ,br 1 ba, Clean no
smoking/pets. 112 Bay St.
PSJ Beach. Call 850-
271-3700



2 br, 1 ba trailer on Over-
street. $500 month + $300
deposit. Please Call 850-
648-5306
115 Coronado St, St Joe,
Beacr 2 br 2 ba Mobile
H,:,me $600mo+dep, 850-
647-9214
Mexico Beach 2 & 3 br
MH ,walking distance to-,
bch, furn or unfurn, start-
ing at $750mo, Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700



RV Space for rent private
lot with 1 'room cottage
with full.bath 9452 Olive St.
Beacon Hill Call Dan
850-227-8225.
'Wewa RV Lots
'$200/mo. + $200 sec dep
Includes water and sewer.
SCall 850-639-5721



WEWAHITCHKA
4 br, 2 ba $650mo +-
$650dep. No pets please.
Call 850-639-5721


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


7100
3 br, 2 ba, 2300sf, irriga-
tion system, new roof, near
all conveniences, $298K.
Call 850-832-2040

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

For Sale By
Owners
3 br, 2 ba .615 MjAr.,r, ..e
Appri'rd- ,1' i'tf5K obo.,
r. 4 c- ..rna Ann. 3 br, 2
t, j, 19p ,'b, Call
850-227-4 86 .:.r 64-.9282




Gulfaire
4 br 2 ba Private Beach,
pool, tennis, almost new
roof, tile flooring through-
out, $249K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473

House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A,. FP, stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has moving, cost info.
$1? 000 Call Mary Lou'@
550-22-7 1.25,




Mexico Beach, .new
Townhouses, 2 or 3 br
ceramic tile, pool, starting
at $199K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473

NEW3 BR2 BA
1.23A ,-re1 or, Cre.,
Nicely Decorated-' Fully
Furnished; Big Screen
TV, Real Wood Furni-
ture,
Deep Weii Warrra ies
are
Trar.lierrat.le. Greai
Pri.: e
CALL TODAY!
Jennifer Youngblo:.,J
R. Realty/Pro
850-624-9773

New 3 br, 2 -ba 1500si
home. constructed rin *'.
on 1.36 ac: 6'miles S'Suih
.of Wewa. Solid wood cabi-
netry, each room wired for
internet/cable... Beautiful
front porch w/ two swings
and Rockers. For9sale by
owner. $199,900. Call
227-4075 or 227-5107 or
229-6343 leave message


7120 I



St Joe Beach, Hwy 98
frontage, 800sf office bldg
+ 200sf bldg, extra park-
ing, all brick, room to ex-
pand up & out, great loca-
tion, $759K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473



S7150



3 Nicely furnished cot-
tages on 232.46 waterfront
lots at Burgess Creek. 2.5
acres total. Board fenced,
hi & dry,, access to Chipola
and Apalachicola rivers.
Will separate. Call for ap-
pointment 850-639-4377



1/2 acre Pleasant Rest Rd
Overstreet. For site build
or pre fab home. $65,000
or t-adc for Sali *aier f-h,.
nq b0atl uof equal '.' lue 5,0
2i.T-5123

FOR SALE
BY OWNER
Lr'enr/ Co one 2 1I ac
$35K
One 09 a,: I.i. $ ,20K
Two 0.71 Ac lot $15k ea.
or all for $80K.
City water avail, great for
bldg. Please 850-379-8374
Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
CLOSURE. $195K obo.
850-596-2057 or 271-1453
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'xlOO', walk to bch.
Foreclosure. $149K obo.
596-2057 or 271-1453


I 7160



14'x44' Mobile Home. 2
br, 1 ba, $9000 Must be
moved- Call 229.8866973
r, 229.9.95.5067



71t70


George E. Weems Memorial Hospital

NOW HIRING for several, positions


CEO
George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in beautiful
Apalachicola, Florida is searching for a Chief
Executive Officer to lead a 25 bed Critical Access
Hospital. MHA or MBA degree is desired. Strong
financial accume is definitely a plus.


Medical Claims Biller
Ge6rge E. Weems Memorial Hospital is looking
for a Medjical Claims biller, must have strong back
ground in Medicare billing, have working
knowledge of HCPC's. CPT's and lcd9 codes.;
Great working environment will have the
opportunity to assist in creating Business office.


Medical Claims Coder /

Medical Records Coder
George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is looking
* for a Medical Claims coder. Must have medical
records degree and have knowledge of Medicare
and Medicaid billing, have that extra edge to get
the job done. Will have the opportunity to assist
in creation on Business office. All interested
persons should apply to: Ms. Brooksayne Gillikin,
P.O. Box 580, Apalachicola, Fl 32320


Persons interested in the above positions
should send a resume to:
Ms. Brooksayne Gillikin
P.O. Box 580
Apalachicola, FL 32320-0580


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- 8210

Eagle 17' '05
10 hours on motor, 75 hp,
4 stroke engine, fully
equipped. $14,500 Call
814-2402 or 639-2730

OCEAN KAYAKS, new &
used sit-on-top kayaks for
sale at Happy Ours-Kayak
& Canoe Outpost. Call
850-229-1991 or see us at
775 Cape San Bias Road.





1984 Commodore, 26ft
sailboat, with 9.9 Evinrude,.
custom double ton galva-
nized trailer, $5200obo,
850-653- 9583 or 585-5184



S8240

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



[ 8330 ]




RV SPACE
FOR RENT please call
229-8959 please Iv. msg..
$450/month incl water,
sewer & power.


St Joe Beach, beautiful
guit.'.e- r .iep i:i dedicated
beach, 2 homes on 2 lots,
3 br 2 ba, upstairs, 2 br 1
ba dbl garage, downstairs,
only $695K. Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473


1 Acre Lot w/dbl slip dock
at intersection of Wetapo,
Inlercoaslal & East Bay.
Sacii-ce ca $200K firm.
Call I -Ci 654.-9955


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


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sedan, 38K miles, leather,
sunroof, $12,900obo, 850-
653-9583 o, 585-5184

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in The Times
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| 8120

1995 Mitsubishi Montero
4x4 LS, AC, PW/L, rack, V6
New tires, 181k miles, CD
*player, 3rd row seating,
Great Shape! Best Offer!
Call 229-1215.








Jet Wheels
215-5000
13415 PCB
Pkwy

Most Cruisers $49/mo
4.95% interest.
Sport Bikes from
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 30, 2006 11(


Despina Williams/The Star
Wanda Adams applies the dreaded toenail clipper.


-" "- iFor al l)our

AdvertisinI gneeds...


Dog Grooming Plus is located at 513 Fourth Street in Port St. Joe.


Grooming
a week for 12 years, and
exclusively refer to their cli-
ents as their "babies."
They delight in the
dogs' distinct personalities.
Wanda notes that many of
their clients have grown
accustomed to their pre-
ferred "beautician."
"Some of them, if mom
gets them out to do them,
they look at me like, 'Um,
she doesn't do my hair,' and
vice versa," she said.
Working side-by-side
has brought the tight-knit
Laura and Wanda even clos-
er. They laugh at each oth-
ers' jokes, finish each oth-
ers' stories and reminisce
about memorable moments


at the shop.
As they've grown in
experience, the duo has
become more adventure-
some in their work at the
shop.
Laura has carved a
Christmas tree on a cocker
spaniel named Reesie and
wrapped a bow around the
horns of a rescued goat.
She also clipped turtle
shapes down the sides of
a Samoyed named.Kilo, at
the request of Turtle Beach
Inn owner Trish Petrie.
The following
Thanksgiving, Petrie asked
her to clip a cornucopia
design, which she declined.
"I said, 'I'm not that


good,'" laughed Laura.
Laura and her daugh-
ter enjoy the creativity and
freedom owning their own
business affords them.
They also enjoy dressing
down, not wearing panty-
hose and not having to fuss


Despina Williams/The Star


From Page 1C
with hair and makeup.
Both say they are in it
for the long haul.
"This is a nice job, prob-
ably not for everybody,"
said Laura, "but it comes
real easy to us because we
know the babies so well."


STAR + TIMES FIRST ANNUAL STAR+TIMES HOLIDAY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

I OL 0 ID y I Saturday. December 9. 2006 St. Joseph's Bay Country Club Port St. Joe, Florida
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GO LFT- -- LI RN A ME N' Fee: $75 per person or $300 per 4-person team. Includes greens fees. golf cart, and lunch. Registration
S- is at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Winning Team pnzes and door
prizes \ ill be awarded at the end of play. Space is limited to 88 players, so sign up earl\!
Port St. Joe Apalachicola ".4 portion of the proceeds will be donated to promote literacy and to keep newspapers in our schools through
The Star and The Times Newspaper In Education programs: benefiting Gulf and Franklin County Schools.

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Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds for cancellations. However
registration is transferable to another attendee or guest. Cancellation/ FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
substitution requests must be received in writing (via email or fax) on or before '' S'T R TIE TIn.E J. ''
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the tournament and will refund the entry fee, unless play has started.


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Bath time at Dog Grooming Plus


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Anticipation of holidays filled with warm wishes, festive feasts and brightly-colored packages fills
our thoughts at this time of year. Yet for many in Gulf, Franklin and surrounding counties,
there is no hope for the pleasures we take for granted during the holiday season.

S El You can bring a little holiday happiness to local homes with your donation to the
NI Empty Stocking Fund. Each year, the generous donations of good people make it
..11 possible to provide food baskets and toys to thousands of needy families through
the Empty Stocking Fund.

The Salvation Army expects to assist 150 families in Gulf and Franklin counties alone.
With Bay, Holmes and Washington counties, the Army could deliver up to 4,000 food
and toy baskets in the five-county area. Won't you open your hearts to extend relief to the
many families in need during the holiday?

The Star and The Times join The News Herald and Tommy Thomas Chevrolet
in challenging our communities to raise $1 70,000 for the Empty Stocking Fund.

When donations reach the goal, Tommy Thomas Chevrolet will
contribute an additional $7,500 to bring the total fund to $177,500.


Please open your hearts to extend relief to
local families in need during the holidays.


THE STAR
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Until Not Very Many Years Ago, I Recall
the Chamber Being the Only Show in Town.
One of the most important job tasks at
the Gulf County Chamber office is to simply
- answer phone calls. Random people from all
over the United States \ill call our Chamber
office with questions which could cover the
spectrum. Some simply want to know more
about our area because they've heard all the
"buzz," some want contacts for lodging, and
some want answers to more technical questions.
To most, the Chamber is the logical choice
that comes to mind when starting a search for
knowledge of an unknown community. Though
times have changed and most people no%\ have
easy access to the internet. the Chamber has
and is evolving as well. People from any place
on the globe can log onto our website www.
gulfchamber.org org/> and view all of our members and the
services they offer. Time has also brought about
change in the form of additional agencies that
do with precision what the Chamber once did
alone. Most of the new agencies specialize in
only one area of concern.
Recently a workshop-style meeting was
held for all (or at least most)- of the county's
"quasi" governmental agencies to familiarize
and orientate themselves with all the other
similar agencies. The meeting was facilitated
by the Gulf County Commission and hosted by
Commissioner Bill Williams and County Grant
Administrator Loretta Costin.
In addition to the Chamber of Commerce
being represented, there were representatives
from the Tourist Development Council,
Economic Development Council, Downtown
Redevelopment Agency, Housing Coalition,
and the SHIP Program. to name a few. Public.
as well as private, groups were represented.
In all, I think I counted 13 different entities.
represented at the table. I joked and said it kind
of reminded me a little of alphabet soup (all pun


intended!). Personally,
I have long been an
advocate for the need
of these agencies to
meet together and
acclimate themselves
with the mission of the
others. Most would
agree, duplication
at the expense of
the public coffers is


Jim Norton,
2006 2007 President


paramount to waste. Gulf County
I am proud to report, Chamber of Commerce
this meeting served
its purpose if only to
bring the various "do good" agencies together
for introductions and divulge and identify the
agenda each group promotes.
Yes, most of the meeting time was consumed
by introductions and by the end, all present
agreed that in order to serve the needs of the
taxpayers of Gulf County, in future meetings,
this group will have to gain resolve, roll up
their sleeves, put their heads together, and work
together for Gulf County. Wish us well!
I encourage each of you to share openly your
ideas, not only with us at the Chamber but with
your commissioners and those that serve what
I called earlier, a "quasi" governmental agency
(an agency that receives part of its budget from
government or has outright taxing authority).
If more of the general public would become
involved in the process, then in the end, we will
be more effective, and get more bang for tax
dollar buck! In the meantime, the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce will continue doing
what it has always done by being available to
the public, like a utility player in the major
league, willing to play any position and give its
best effort at a moments notice, in service to
our community.
Most Respectfully,
Jim Norton


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Board of Directors

Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce 2006
155 Capt Fred's Place
Port St Joe, FL 32456
227-1223
1-800-239-9553
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Hannon Insurance Agency


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Ramseys 'Printing & Office Supply


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Tom Gibson
Rish, Gibson, Scholz, & Groom
Polivanna Haie
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Thumbing through
several periodicals, I came
across this article from the
Dec. 2003 Chamber of
Commerce pacesetter and
thought it appropriate for
the season to share with
you!
The yuletide season is
associated with feasting,
get-togethers, and having
a jolly old time. The
Medieval English '"yol"
and Icelandic "jol"
referred to the midwinter
feast going back to ancient
days. The word "jolly"
probably stems from them.
So "Yuletide" means jolly
feast or jolly time.
But how does decking
the halls with boughs
of holly come into it?
(Not to mention the Yule
tree.) At least 4,000 years
ago, the Egyptians held
a celebration in honor of
the Sun god during the
time which corresponds
to December in modems
times. Their symbol? A
palm tree, of course.
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ancient Rome, one finds
the Romans holding the
Saturnalia (7-day festival
of Saturn) each year
beginning December
17. Commerce ceased,
everything shut down, and
gifts were exchanged. In
addition, the temples were
decorated with greenery,
especially holly because
of its shiny green leaves
and bright red berries. The
Romans also hung masks
of Bacchus on trees, which
were supposed to impart
fertility to those who gazed
upon them.
Other groups of
ancients celebrated the
winter solstice, which
comes around December
21. Their festivities often
included green boughs,
pine cones, and berries..
The Teuons also brought
trees from the forest into
their homes. This was to
show the godlike spirits
they : believed inhabited
the trees that they were
welcome at winter solstice
celebrations.


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Martin Luther i 1483-
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reformer, is credited by
some with introducing
lights on Yuletide trees.
Supposedly, as he strolled
one evening, he %\as
entranced by the beauty of
a starlit sky and snowflakes
sparkling in the moonlight.
Returning home, he
attached lighted candles
to the tree to represent the
starry night.
Records show that
Yule trees with lighted
candles were the custom
in the upper Rhineland
since at least 1608.
Homesick Hessian troops
in the Colonies during
the American Revolution
brought the tree customs
with them. In 1840, Prince
Albert introduced the
household tree into Britain,
and President Franklin
Pierce had the first yuletide
tree in the White House in
1856.


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then replanting the still
living tree in the yard or
donating it to a forest.
After using a fresh tree
many families have it
chipped for recycling for
use in the community.
Also, very popular is using
an artificial tree year after
year. These change year to
year and some really date
the year they were the
most popular.
So deck your halls,
your trees, your churches,
and your businesses with
plenty of lights and holly
and jolly!


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News from our Members -

Progress Energy of Florida

Dear north Florida community leaders:
During my visits to local communities throughout our
north Florida service area, I am consistently asked about
Progress Energy's environmental programs. Of particular
interest in this day and age of higher fuel costs, I am often
asked about our use of alternative and renewable energy
sources. This newsletter article is dedicated to providing
you with information on some of our environmental
programs.
Environmental responsibility ,is a core value of
Progress Energy. We are committed to excellence in our
environmental practices and performance. The company
acknowledges our responsibility to be a good steward
of the natural resources entrusted to our care while
providing affordable and reliable energy to our customers.
Environmental factors are an integral part of our planning,
design, construction and operational decisions.
If you are interested in additional information on our
many environmental programs, please visit our Web site at
progress-energy.com/environment.

Larry Watson
Community Relations Manager, North Coastal Region
T> 850.342.2248 | larry.watson@pgnmail.com


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HYDROGEN. CLEAN AND SMART.


As the most abundant element in the universe,
hydrogen has strong promise as an alternative energy
source. Hydrogen can be stripped, from substances such as
water or natural gas and stored in a fuel cell until needed.
Progress Energy is currently involved in several projects to
help further the exploration of hydrogen's potential.
Sustainable system: Progress Energy and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection" have developed
a sustainable hydrogen generator and fuel cell for the
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The hydrogen
fuel cell and 5-kilowatt photovoltaic system require only
sunlight and water to produce power for the Wildlife
Encounter Pavilion. The only byproduct is oxygen, which
is released harmlessly into the atmosphere.
Hydrogen-powered vehicles: Progress Energy is
partnering with Ford Motor Company, BP and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection to increase the

SUNSMART SCHOOLS
At schools throughout Florida, Progress Energy is helping to
brighten the future for students and the environment. In.
partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection and the Florida Solar Energy Center, we've
installed photovoltaic (solar-powered) systems at fiveschools.
It's part of the SunSmart Schools program, a collaborative
initiative that provides students with interactive learning
opportunities to explore alternative energy sources.
Students can track energy production from the photovoltaic
system mounted on the school's roof and conduct scientific
experiments and mathematical computations based upon
the system's energy production.


use of alternative fuels in the United States by piloting
fuel cell vehicles, known as FCVs. These are some of the
industry's first hybrid fuelcell vehicles, combining the
improved range and performance of hybrid technology with
the overall benefits of a fuel cell. Progress Energy's FCVs
are driven by counselors who make home visits to advise
customers in energy-efficiency methods. Hydrogen fuel
cells: Progress Energy recently announced a commitment
of $1 million to Microcell Corp., a company working
to bring commercially available fuel cell applications to
industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Fuel cells
are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy
directly into electrical energy;
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Gulf Psychological Services
Gretchen Balogh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
101 Reid Avenue, Suite 104
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Over the past few years, an increasing
number of pundits have warned about a bursting
housing bubble causing a broader economic
downturn or even a recession. Well it looks
like they are finally right. or at least half right.
SThe physical side of the market-construction
J and sales-has taken a drubbing; but despite the
decline, there is little or no evidence that the drop
has affected consumption to date. With interest
rates holding firm and the most recent new home
sales figures showing the faintest flicker of life,
we may yet get out of this downturn without it
spreading to the broader economy.
Let's take a look at the bad news first. This
year we are witnessing clear evidence of the end of
the housing boom. Mortgage interest rates have
risen steadily since June 2003, with the 30-year
conventional mortgage rate rising from about
5.2% in mid-2003 to around 6.5% currently,
a 25% increase. Consequently, existing home
sales have been falling for the past nine months
and in August were down 12.3% from a year
ago. This was the largest year-over-year decrease
in existing home sales since April 1995. New
home sales have followed a similar pattern and
are currently down 17.4% from August 2005.
The decline in sales has prompted a sharp jump
in the inventory of unsold homes, which rose
to 7.3 months of supply in August, the highest
level since April 1993. Builders are quickly
reacting to the decrease in housing demand,
and housing starts have plunged nearly 17%
since the beginning of the ear Home prices are
reflecung the niurkert do do'.'.n with theAugust
median exaing home price recording its first
year-over-tvar decline I'down 1.'0'i1 since April
1995. according to the National Association of
.R rors iiNRi.
Another source of home price data is the
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
(OFHEO), which publishes a quarterly house
price index. The OFHEO index, which tracks
same-home repeat sales, is considered a more
accurate measure of changes in home valued. The
OFHEO index has never,dropped year-to-year
since its inception in 1975. In the first half of
2006, the index was up 6.8% in real terms versus
the same period last year. However, a weakening
in inflation-adjusted home prices will likely be
forthcoming as the market softens further to
work off the inventory of unsold homes.
The steady increase in home prices over the
previous decade, together with rising mortgage
rates in the last year or so, has eroded the
affordability ofhomes..Thisis shown by the NAR
index of housing affordability having dropped
steadily since early 2004, currently standing at
102.8. While this is the lowest level'since mid-
1986, it nevertheless remains above 100, the
value at which the median income family can
afford the median priced home.
1While the weaknesses are clear, how severe
will this housing market slump be? Looking at
home sales again, 2006 will likely be the third
best in history, with sales dropping below only
2004 and 2005 levels, but standing higher than
2003. In fact, 2006 home sales will likely rise
25% above their level at the beginning of this
decade.
Homeowners will certainly not appreciate
future declines in their home values. However,
the vasst majority of them have already realized
enormous gains in the equity of their homes.
For example, the Federal Reserve reports that
net home equity extraction reached well over
$700 billion in 2005, compared with an annual
average ofjust under $200 billion between 1991


and 2004. Moreover, total residential net worth
(i.e., the difference between the value of owner-
occupied real estate and outstanding home
mortgages) has nearly tripled since 1990, rising
from $4 trillion to almost $11 trillion.
While the recent rise in mortgage rates.has
been pronounced, interest rates are still low by
historical standards, and it seems that they will
not change dramatically in the near future as
the Fed appears to be on hold regarding further
interest rate hikes.
So much for those with fixed-rate mortgages..
But what about those holding adjustable-rate
mortgages (ARMs)? ARM interest rates are tied
to short-term rates and tend to increase much
faster than the fixed-rate category, especially
for homeowners who acquire mortgages with
teaser rates.
To this point, recent Mortgage Bankers
Association (MBA) data show an increase on the
delinquency rates for both prime and subprime
mortgages, with the increase driven primarily by
ARM delinquencies. Specifically, prime ARM
delinquency rates rose from 2.19% in the second
quarter of 2005 to 2.70% in the same quarter
this year. Even more troubling, subprime ARM
delinquency rates'jumped from 10.0% to 12.2%
in the same period. Similarly, new foreclosure
rates rose to 0.43% in the second quarter of this
year from 0.39% a year ago, driven by a rise in
subprime mortgages (up from 1.26% to 1.79%),
a large share of which are ARMs. It's important
to realize that while some homeowners will
suffer the brunt of higher interest rates, a large
majority won't be affected, as only about a fifth
of outstanding loans are financed with ARMs.
Furthermore, only a portion of those loans are
subprime and therefore most susceptible to
interest rate changes. To put it in perspective,
about 60% of subprime loans are ARMs,
compared with less than 20% for prime
mortgages. Consequently, broad indicators of
the quality of the mortgage market appear to
be sound by. historical standards, including the
loan-to-value ratio, which this year will be about
76%, just about the average since 1990.
So what can be expected of the housing
market for the next year or so? If we are correct
that interest rates are near their cyclical peaks
and job and income growth will remain subdued
but positive, we believe that the market-both
sales and starts-will stay weak for the remainder
of this year and the first part of next year
before beginning a slow recovery. Residential
investment as a share of GDP will likely continue
to drop from a high of 6.3% toward its long-
term average of about 4.0%.
Home prices in real terms will probably
drop this year and in early 2007. However,
considering the outstanding run-up in home
prices since the late 1990s (right through the
2001 recession), such declines will not be
catastrophic. Overall homeowner wealth will
be protected by the fact that most outstanding
loans are prime mortgages with fixed interest
rates. Nevertheless, those geographic areas that
have experienced super-normal home price
appreciation, such as Florida, California, and
Arizona, and were also overexposed to exotic
option-ARM financing will be subject to a much
more severe adjustment process.
Originally published Nov. 06. Reprinted by
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2006, U. S. Chamber of Commerce


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Dead Lakes Kecreation I'ark KFbbon Iutrlng Urand
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Please get all upcoming events and ribbon
cuttings to the Chamber by December 11th.


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

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November 28
Lulu's Sweet Expectations
First Anniversary Celebration
5:00 7:00 p.m. EDT
Port City Shopping Center

November 29
Front Porch Bed & Breakfast
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
5:00 8:00 p.m. CT
Wewahitchka

November 30
Business Before Hours
Sponsored by Gulf County Senior
Citizens
Grandma's Kitchen
8:00 p.m. 0:00 p.m. EDT

Music by the Bay
-Wonderful music in a relaxed setting.
Come join us on the porch of The
Thirsty Goat (Port Inn), Port St. Joe,
for great local music, delicious food
and beverages.
Starting time is 7:00 p.m. EDT

November 30:
Sponsored by Farnsley Financial
Musical Entertainment
by John Mazzanovich

December 1
Agape Animal Center
Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting
1336 Hwy 22
Wewahitchka


Aline's Merle Norman Studio
Christmas Open House
315 Williams Ave.
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Christmas on the Coast
Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:30 p.m.
Stage Area Frank Pate Park

December 2 -
5K Reindeer Run
9:00 a.m.
Corner of Williams & 4th St.

Lighted Christmas Parade
6:00 p.m.
Reid Ave.

Pictures with Santa
Stage area Frank Pate Park
After Parade/Before Boat Parade"

Lighted Boat Parade
7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Bay

December 5
A & A HomeCare
Christmas Open House-
4:00 6:00 CDT
Wewahitchka

December 15
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Property Tax Increases Hurting
Business and Jobs Florida's property tax
crisis, characterized by double-digit property
tax increases, is limiting job creation and
negatively impacting Florida's business
climate. In a recent Florida Chamber
survey of the business community:
Ninety-seven percent said their
property taxes have increased,
Of those, 81 percent had increases
of more than 10 percent and 67 percent
indicated increases greater than 20 percent,
Eighty-four percent said property
taxes are increasing more than their
revenues, and
Many said
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hiring freezes and office
closures to cover the
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There are many
proposals attempting
to address this issue,
but they tend to focus
on the symptoms rather
than the problem.
The bottom line is
that local government
",*spending is out of
control. Statewide,
skyrocketing propernr
values are giving local
governments millions
more to spend each year
and have led to tax increases paid for by
,businesses. Even with this huge revenue
windfall, tax reductions by local government
have been minimal to non-existent. Some
local government officials are playing a
shell game they say they are lowering your
-axc s but they are actually collecting more
in revenues because of increasing property
values. (The "rate" may be lower but you
are paying more.)
Local governments claim they need the
additional revenue to cover increasing costs
for insurance. energy, and the new minimum
wage. Rahcir than adjusting their budgets
to reflect increased costs like businesses do
when faced with the same cost increases,
they are sending the bill to you. If we can


cut back to balance our b
local governments?
For the business
property tax increases are
burdensome by the shift
burden to business owner
,time homebuyers, and
residences whose proper
are not capped. In 2005
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cover out-of-control sp
governments while the S
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udgets, why can't By Craig Harrison
Many times in your life you will
community, the make requests of others: to join a group,
made even more committee or team, to perform a task or to
fting of the tax assist with a project. This month's question:
ers, renters, first- How do you make the ask? Often the key
those changing to getting to "yes" involves.how you make
:ty tax increases your request.
, businesses paid Whether you are building aboard of
arty taxes just to, directors, forming a committee, enrolling
ending by local others in your team or workgroup, seeking
;ave Our Homes volunteers for a project or anything else that
ntial property tax involves asking others to do what you want
cent. them to, follow these 10 tips to hear those
The Florida magic words: "YES, I'd be glad to!"
mber is fighting Making "The Ask":
legislation to 1. Phrase your request in terms of the
'ide property benefits to the listener. Speak to "what's in
relief to Florida it for them." Why will they benefit from
nesses. This saying yes to your request?
ides legislation 2.Bepositive.Don'tfocus
on why someone shouldn't say
Hold local yes or the negative aspects of
v e r n m e n t s their accepting your request.
e accountable Focus on the positives. Will
extraordinary the experience be fun? High
erty tax increases profile? Build new skills? Lead
require them to to a promotion? Add to one's
n in their growth resume? Give all involved a g i
pending, sense of accomplishment and
* Revise TRIM satisfaction? Will it make the
ith in Millage) world a better place? Focus on positives.
-equire online 3. Show respect and appreciation
ouncement of for your prospect. When you recognize
erty tax increases, their skills, past track record, personality
or other qualities they in turn feel special.
tax increases' by It's flattering and affirming to be asked to
h plus inflation as participate.
ig in state revenue 4. Give accurate and clear expectations
of what the position or role requires. It's
o let skyrocketing tempting to tell people what they want
growth and the to hear, or only emphasize what is easy
nomy. We must or fun or undersell the time commitment
ce the property required. Don't! Give a fair explanation of
ness community. your request. You don't want them agreeing
Chamber in the under false pretenses.
accountability to 5. Make sure to listen to the issues
d property taxes. or concerns of the listener. What are they
'resident, Florida worried about? How will they base their
decision? Strive to understand their needs,
l Rights Reserved their fears and their constraints.
merce 6. Give your prospect an appropriate
amount of time to make an informed


decision. Don't pressure, manipulate or
overwhelm your prospect in hopes of their
saying yes. This often backfires later as they
recant or demonstrate less than complete
commitment.
7.Strive for win-wins. Use flexibility
and creativity to find mutually acceptable
outcomes. There are numerous ways you
two can find to make your proposition
work for both parties.
8. Accept their answer whether they
agree to your request or not.
9. Should your initial request be
rejected, consider a counter-offer or
secondary offer. Having a fallback offer
allows your prospect to join your team in
whatever capacity he or she is able to.
10. Thank them either way for their
time and willingness to consider your offer.
By treating them with respect and care, they
are more likely to say yes in the
future.
Remember, their assent is
just the beginning. Now that
they've put their faith in you
as a leader, it is incumbent
upon you 'to communicate
your appreciation, convey your
support and provide valuable
recognition along the way.
Credible leaders are
credible communicators. They not only
make the ask so they get favorable responses,
they also utilize their listening and team
building skills along the way to strengthen
their bonds with others.
Accentuate your powers of persuasion
with a better understanding of how to
appeal to colleagues, partners, co-workers,
volunteers and interns when popping your
questions. Zig Ziglar was right: "You can
have anything in the world you want if
you'll just help enough other people get
what they want."
The getting is good...it's all in how you
make "the ask!" Author Craig Harrison
is a professional speaker corporate trainer
and founder of Expressions Of Excellence!
which provides solutions through speaking.
Contact Harrison at (510) 547-0664 or
through craig@craigspeaks.com or www.
ExpressionsOfExcellence.com.


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Difference Makers: Everyone Matters


- Everyone Makes A Difference


By Mark Sanborn,
CSP, CPAE
I don't think everyone
knows that. Most people
grew up being told they
could make a difference,
not that they do make
a difference. As a result,
some people believe they
can choose to be neutral.
Making neither a appositive
not a negative difference. In
practice, that just isn't so.
Have you recently
encountered a person who
didn't seem engages? Perhaps
he or she seemedwrapped up
in his own private worked,
and you were left with the
impression that you weren't
important enough to gain
admittance. Don't you hate
to be ignored that way?
If you were to press that
person, he might tell you he
was simply being "neutral!"
He might not have been
helpful or interested 'in you,


but he wasn't doing you any
harm.
To me, that kind of
rationalization is akin to the
bystander at a mugging who
chooses not to get involved.
The fact is he has acted,
in this case negatively, by
not getting involved. In
practical terms, neutrality is
a myth.
The greatest insult
in business or in life is
indifference. You can't
engage the world in a
meaningful way by being
"neutral". The perception
on the part of others will
be that they don't matter
enough for you to engage
with.
My point is that
everyone makes a difference.
The choice we all have is
whether we want to make
a positive difference or a
negative one. The important
question isn't, "Did you


make a difference today?"
The important question is,
"What kind of difference
did you make?"
For instance, have you
made a positive or a negative
difference to:
Your client or
customer, who was in
a pinch and needed
immediate attention?
Your son or daughter,
who wanted you to read to
him or her when you
were busy preparing for
the next business day?
The stranger on the
way to work who said good
morning to you without
getting a response?
The positive or negative
impact you have on each
person above varies only in
magnitude. The principle is:
the same. When you'choose
not to make a positive
difference, you almost
always make a negative


Our actions and-
behaviors matter more than
we realize. What we choose
to do can improve, even if
only in some small way, the
quality of another person's
day or life.
Are you building a
resume or a legacy?
Our culture is obsessed
with success. We assume
that if we become really
good at what we do, we will
earn the material benefits
and accolades that come
with success. But Richard
Halverson, former chaplain
of the U.S. Senate, points
out that our goal in life.
shouldn't be just to "be
good," but rather to "be
good for something."
If that "something" is
limited to merely personal
success, our impact on the
world around us will be
limited. To put it another


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those established under the federal Fair Labor Standards
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