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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 7, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
69th Year, Number 7 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 30 Pages


Christmas on the Coast 1 B


December 7, 2006


'It Never Goes Away'

Veteran's Memory of Pearl Harbor Remains Vivid


At age 83, Overstreet resident Bill
Bricker is the last remaining Gulf
County veteran of the Dec. 7, 1941
attack on Pearl Harbor.
Last year, he shared with The
Star his memories of his courageous
exploits on that day.
We repeat his story below, in honor
of the men and women who served
our country during WWII, and those
who serve today.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The image still haunts Bill
Bricker's dreams.
A young sailor plucked from the
fire-covered waters of Pearl Harbor,
perishing in a rescue boat and crying
for his mother.
"A lot of times at night I hear
him calling, 'Mama, Mama.' It never
goes away," said Bricker. then only'
18 years old, a "scared kid," who
found himself in the middle of the
most infamous conflict in America's
history.
*Bricker arrived in Oahu, Hawaii.
a year before the Japanese attacked
Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
The place had seemed a paradise
to the youne sailor, a land of sweet-
smelling flowers and showers that
fell every afternoon at 3:00.
: Hawaii was a teenage boy's
dream." Bricker remembered.
"The Japanese put a stop to my
vacation."
Bricker was eating breakfast the
morning of Dec. 7 on a submarine
base located 600 yards across the
channel from the USS Arizona. one of


seven battleships moored in pairs along
Ford Island's southeastern shore.
At 7:55 a.m., nine dive bombers
descended over the island and dropped
their first bombs over Battleship Row.
The force of the impact blew the
windows out of the submarine base.
Inside, Bricker and his- fellow sailors
clamored for a view of the destruction.
'As soon as we heard something
going on, we went outside and saw


airplanes with rising suns," Bricker
said.
The men rushed to arm themselves,
but found the armory locked. One
frustrated soldier grabbed a sack of
potatoes and began hurling them at the
planes.
When the men found guns, they
could not find ammunition that fit
them.
(See PEARL HARBOR on Page 8A)


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The battleship USS Arizona burns during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7,
1941. Overstreet resident Bill Bricker rescued many of the Arizona's crewmembers who dove into
the water following the bombing.


City Poised to


Move on Overstreet


Water System
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In a Monday afternoon workshop, the
Port St. Joe city commission decided to
proceed with a planned Overstreet water
system, breaking it down into two main
phases, but funding the construction phas-
es in an inverted timeline.
According to Bill Kennedy, of Preble
Rish, the city's engineering firm of record,
the project will be broken down into Phase
One-A and One-B, at a total probable cost
of $2,514,000, and Phase Two, at an esti-
mated cost of $1,463,700.
Phase One-A will be constructed first,
then One-B, but Phase Two must be built
before Phase One can become opera-
tional.
Further, the new city water plant under
construction Port St. Joe must be built
and running properly before Phase Two
can be built.
The realization that the project would
be constructed in something of reverse
order opened the door for about an hour's
worth of discussion during the workshop.
Kennedy explained to the commission
that the bids had been let for Phase One-A
first "because One-A is the easiest to build
and the prices were right."
He assured the commission that the
entire project would "take care of the mas-
ter plan for the next 20 years," that Preble
Rish already had the necessary permits for
Phase One, and that Phase One (from Port
St. Joe to Overstreet) was "doable now
with the existing facilities."
To put new users on, however, Phase
Two must be completed.
Discussion then turned to financing of
the project, ',\ith Port St. Joe (ity manager
Lee Vincent advising the commission of
his n-i-eetinn with representatives of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural,
Development Agency, which told Vincent
that the city could apply for a 30 percent
grant through that office, with 70 percent

(See CITY on Page 6A)


"Papa's Light"


-Mexico Beach


Bridge Forms New Memories


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer


Charlie Parker would have liked the memo-
ry that hins first grandchild is taking away from
the ne\wl constructed Mexico Beach bridge.
On the day of ceremonies dedicating the
new bridge. Kim ParkeFr Tharpe recalled how,
throughout her childhood, the bridge's location
was something special.
hereee the bridge is niow used to be a


blinking caution light that we all called 'Papa's
light,'" Tharpe recounted. "Every limne- we came
home from Panama, Mother would plain a game
with us in the car. She would ask who was
going to be the first to see 'Papa's light.'
"That light's not there now. but I look for-
ward to having a landmark in that same place
that I can share with my grandchildren. I've had
that on my mind ever since I heard tlhey \were-
going to name the bridge for mi grandfather."
(See BRIDGE on Page 2A)


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The family and friends of Charlie Parker turned out for Tuesday's dedication.


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Star Staff Writer
A desire to serve a community in need brought Dr. Kimberly Cooper-Dunn home to
Port St. Joe.
Since Nov. 1, the 30-year-old has served as the Gulf Coast Medical. Center Primary
Care Clinic's resident physician, leading a small staff of three employees.
Cooper-Dunn, 30, was born in Tallahassee to parents Timothy and Yvonne
Cooper.
The family relocated to Timothy Cooper's Port St. Joe hometown when Cooper-Dunn
was four years old.
It was there t -
Cooper-Dunn first decided
to become a doctor, though
the moment she first
revealed her plans remains
unclear
"My parents say they
heard me say. it when I
was six or seven, but I
don't remember that," said
Cooper-Dunn, who recalled
sharing her dream with a
science teacher at age 10.
Though nourished by
a supportive network of
family and friends in Port
St. Joe, Cooper-Dunn relo-
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Risinger as the person who
S began the process to name the
bridge for Parker.
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ances
augh- and respected him."
s, his Hobbs, one of Parker's
arker three daughters and the one
rand- who entered the real estate
Terry business that Parker found-
what ed in Mexico Beach, said her
antto father always told them that
nemo- change was going to come to
harlie the tiny town.
"We were brought up from
hum- the beginning with the thought
town that it's all going to change
heart, one day," said Hobbs. "I think
rd his Charlie would approve the
dirls," changes up to this point."
rec- To name the bridge after
)rmer an individual required city and
state approval, a process that
Risinger instigated and began
processing before his sudden
death in May.
The ensuing city council
picked up the process and com-
pleted it, according to Inky,
S" ; "It's everybody's baby
now," she said.
Inky described her hus-
band of nearly 60 years as a
"man who spread sunshine,"
loving his family and loving
people in general.
"He used to tell me he
wished for peace on earth, 'and
let it begin with me in Mexico
Beach,' he would say."


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"Papa was a peacemaker,"
remembered Terry. "I never
saw him without that smile."
Her favorite memory of her
great-grandfather was "sitting
in his lap and smelling that
good cologne he always wore. I
used to tell him that someday
my husband was going to wear
that cologne."
Hobbs remembered her
relationship with her father as
"friends and partners."
"I had always planned to
work side by side with him
[in the family real estate and
development business]," said
Hobbs. "I certainly never
planned to step into his place.
We respected each other on a
business level. Our relation-
ship was unique, and I miss
that."
Parker was a short man
at five foot four inches, but,
according to Inky, "he dreamed
big without money and then
put feet under the dream."
And he never had a com-
plex about being a short man,
the women agreed. "He would
stand tall, Inky smiled. "I
wish that five-foot tall, size six
shoe could stand here with us
today."
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on Tuesday, attended by about
100 people, Mexico Beach city
officials and Parker-Cathey
family members dedicated the
town's new bridge to Parker.
Parker died in 2003, and
is considered the founder of
Mexico Beach. Parker's father
moved to the site and bought
the land in 1946, along with
two partners. Parker, who
joined his father in 1949, was
the developer.
The senior Parker soon
bought out his two partners,
and Charlie eventually bought
out his father and continued
to develop the town of Mexico
Beach.
David Taunton, longtime
family friend, led the opening
prayer and offered an amusing
memory of Parker.
"Charlie Parker took the
world's largest sandspur patch
and turned it into the world's
most beautiful beach," he
laughed.
Another longtime fam-
ily friend and Mexico Beach
charter boat captain Chuck
Guilford, paid homage to
both Parker and his wife, Inky
Parker, stating that behind
every successful man "is a very
fine woman. And Miss Inky
was that woman."
He then led the audience
through a brief history of
Mexico Beach.
Al Cathey, current Mexico
Beach mayor, recounted the life
of his uncle and aunt, describ-
ing them by the familiar nick-
names he used growing up.
"In my uncle's life the most
important things were God,
family, and Mexico Beach,"
Cathey said. "And sometimes
God and family had to wait
their turn."
Describing his uncle
Charlie as "a dreamer, whose
footprints surround us today,"
Cathey recounted several
major accomplishments in
the town's history that he con-
sidered major mile markers:
the digging and completion
of the town's canal; all the
houses that have been built;
the abundance of public beach
access that Parker guaranteed
through plat restrictions in the


beginning days of the town; his
pioneering of the Mexico Beach
United Methodist Church; the
town's water town and public
water system.
"But the footprint with
the most lasting and deepest
impression was my uncle's
sense of community spirit and
community pride," recounted
Cathey. "That was an unwritten
addendum that.just went with
every contract he signed."
Cathey then named the
founding families of Mexico
Beach, stating that "as a group,
we took what we had and made
it special."
He told the audience that
the group had a special say-
ing: Who's checking the tides?
Who's guarding the gates?
The current residents of
Mexico Beach have continued
that watchful tradition, Cathey
said, referencing the crowded
town hall meeting when the St.
Joe Company first announced
its plans to develop some 550
acres on the west side of town
and asked to be annexed into
Mexico Beach.
'At that meeting, Charlie
Parker's sense of community
pride and spirit was evident,"
said Cathey. "The people want-
ed to protect what they have
here and what they love."


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County Commission Tackles Jail and Courthouse Roof in Special Meeting


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

With County Judge
Fred Witten listening from
'the audience, the Board of
-Qounty Commissioners voted
unanimously to award local
-.bntractor Brian Cathey, of
:eathey Construction, Inc., the
-(ontract to repair the Gulf
eGounty Courthouse roof.
Three bids for the repair
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-county, but Cathey was the
(nly local contractor. He post-
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the lowest bid, but commis-
sioners unanimously agreed
that keeping the money from
the project in Gulf County
was much more important
than accepting the lowest bid
and watching the money flow
into other counties.
Cathey addressed the
board, assuring them he
would make use of as much
inmate labor as possible,
thereby shaving a significant
amount off the price he ini-
tially bid.
Cathey also assured the
commissioners that all but
one of his subcontractors


hailed from Gulf County, and
that the money would defi-
nitely stay within the county
economy.
The roof repair project
will include some storm water
piping, replacement of the
jail's kitchen sink, and repair
to one jail bathroom.
At a November coun-
ty commission meeting,
Chief Judge William Wright,
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
of Florida, made a special
appearance to address the
board, and told them in no
uncertain terms to repair the
courthouse roof or suffer the


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Even though the county
has approximately $1,571,000
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told the board that they will
need an additional $163,000
to handle the plumbing prob-
lems at the jail in the near
future.
After they had awarded
the bid to Cathey, the com-
missioners acknowledged
Witten, and thanked him for
his patience and "for not lock-
ing any of us up."
County Jail
As the topic of manage-
ment of the county jail began,
Commissioner Nathan Peters
made a direct plea to Sheriff
Dalton Upchurch to recon-
sider his decision and retain
management of the jail until
the next budget session, citing
lack of funds in the current
budget to operate the facility.
Upchurch declined, but
assured commissioners that
he and his department would
do everything possible to
ensure as smooth a transition
as possible.
"I won't dump things on
you and leave you out in the
cold. If this takes eight or 12
months for a smooth transi-
tion, we'll do it," Upchurch
told the board.
The Commission agreed
that acting jail administra-
tor Evette Farmer, recently
appointed to the position by
Upchurch, was necessary to
smooth jail operations and
elected to keep her in the
position.
The board asked Farmer
if she was willing to continue
in the job and do whatev-
er she needed to ensure her
proper credentials.
Farmer pointed out her
16 years of corrections and
law enforcement experience
and assured the board that
she could do it. The resolu-
tion appointing her as jail
administrator passed unani-
mously 4-0.
Commission chair
Carmen McLemore told his
fellow commissioners and
Upchurch to make sure
Farmer "is in on every deci-


sion from now on. She's the
key person."
Butler reviewed a laundry
list of procedures and staffing
assessments the county need-
ed to complete before assum-
ing official management of the
facility, particularly looking at
liability issues and additional
staff at the jail.
The commissioners
passed a motion 4-0 to take
the remaining corrections
budget and use it now to tide
them over until the jail assess-
ment was completed and the
county could secure a line of
credit for jail operations.
In other business con-
ducted during the meeting:
The two Municipal
Services Taxing Units (MSTU)
bond issues for re-nourish-
ment of most of the beach on
St. Joseph Peninsula moved
another step forward as a
motion to approve the final
bond bill passed 3-1, Peters
voting against.
Peters has consistently
voted against all portions of
the beach re-nourishment
project.
Wednesday morning


paperwork for the bond
purchase will be signed by
county representatives, and
the closing will take place on
December 27.
Since McLemore will be
out of town on Dec. 27, he
named Commissioner Bill
Williams to act in his place.
Corrections Corporation
of America (CCA), the pri-
vate company that operates
numerous Florida jails, made
a short presentation to the
board, offering the company's
services as one option for the
Commission in their manage-
ment of the jail.
The problem of Cutoff
Drive was tabled, because
commissioners could not
immediately devise a plan to
repair it.
The road is caving in,
but no money was allotted in
the budget for repairs. The
alternative of building a paral-
lel road has already encoun-
tered problems in obtaining
Department of Environmental
Protection permits, since the
alternate road would have to
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4A The ta Pr- Po rtStJe.FL Thursday, December 7. 2006


Only one adjective seems pertinent when
considering Tuesday's special meeting of
the Board of County Commissioners and an
agenda highlighted by discussions on the jail
and courthouse.
That adjective, we would humbly offer,
would be scary.
For no matter how the courthouse com-
plex is spruced up for holiday nights, in the
daylight those buildings represent the apathy
and lack of long-range vision by 'commission-
ers.
In turn, for those residents who still cling
to delusions of a responsive, efficient govern-
ment, Tuesday's meeting offered another sign
of how local government is content to sink
toward mediocrity, constituents be darned.
Put it another way, Tuesday's meeting
was just another waste of taxpayer dollars
caused by the unwillingness of commission-
ers to address problems, brought to their
attention repeatedly and for years, in any
fashion that could be labeled timely.
As the administrative judge of the judi-
cial circuit pointed out several weeks ago,
the county has banked more than $600,000
in grant funds over a handful. of years to
address an issue which is evident every time
it rains.
As the judge labeled it, it is an "embar-
rassment" that every time the rains come
- and this is Florida, after all, not the Sahara
- the county judge, the staff in the clerk's
office, the bailiffs in the courtroom, must
.engage in a game of "Musical Trash Cans" to
prevent working in a pond.
At least it should be embarrassing for the
officials elected to lead this county, but that
is stretching "lead" like Gumby and ignoring
the vacuum of leadership that seems to suck
all the air from that block of Cecil G. Costin
Blvd.
And to be embarrassed, to borrow from
the statements of one commissioner a few
weeks ago, would be to possess the courage
to act quickly and responsibly to ensure that
the Courthouse is not transformed into Davy
Jones' locker when the clouds burst and
sticking to the job despite political agendas.
It would require the courage to cease
doing the rumba around, for example, pledges
not to filibuster county-wide voting into obliv-
ion or to actually constrain spending instead
of performing the annual dog-and-pony show
which commissioners used to snow a grass-
roots organization seeking reduced taxes.


Face facts, this is a facility that is more
than three decades old and state grant money
wouldn't be flowing into the county if some-
where up the food chain the need for a new
roof wasn't deemed a priority.
Somehow, facing similar circumstances
at both county high schools, built around the
same time and also leaking like Swiss cheese,
the School Board managed to contract for
and finish new roofs in little more than a
year using only the district's capital outlay
dollars.
School board
members didn't Should (commit
require state really be shock
grants, didn't
need a judge from hard questions
Panama City to them about the
take time out to
attend a meeting thrift ways whE
to alert them to the most press
what was com-
mon knowledge of the county a
in the dommu- unless, of coL
nity and didn't
require a special those needs imn
meetings) to get load of dirt, wo
the job done.
And beyond fence or inmate
the reality that clear private la
while they are
searching out
trash cans,
aligning them to catch puddles before they
form, covering the courtroom seats as if
Michelangelo was fixing to paint the ceiling,
folks working in the courthouse are taken
from their salaried tasks, there is the issue
of safety.
One of the top causes of workplace inju-
ries is the slip-and-fall.
Commissioners should consider them-
selves lucky that the county is not already
hip deep in lawsuits involving injuries suf-
fered by those encountering standing water
on those slick floors.
Then again, the same is true out the
back door at the county jail, where condi-
tions plugged sewer lines, lousy drainage,
moldy ceilings and walls, poor ventilation,
lack of air conditioning and heat represent
a lawsuit waiting to happen, as commission-
ers have been told again and again.
For as long as the cotirthouse roof has
needed tending, the conditions at the jail, as
outlined by at least three sheriffs for nearly a


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decade, have steadily deteriorated.
Commissioners were asked last week to
be "thinking about the jail" in preparation of
Tuesday's meeting.
Better to ask the question why given
the warnings sounded for years and which
reached crescendo in the spring when the
sheriff was ready to turn over the keys com-
missioners haven't already been deliberating
at length about the jail.
Or how after promising to immediate-
ly address the host of
signers) problems with the facil-
ity months ago, com-
ed that missioners, taking their
lead from the chairman,
are put to placed the jail well down
ir spend- their to-do list of capi-
tal projects, to be taken
n some of up not in months, but
ng needs | years.
That the sher-
re ignored iff's patience, has been
rse, exhausted, along with
J' his department's budget,
olve a by such procrastination
ad for a should come as little sur-
I prise to anyone, except,
labor to apparently, commission-
M-84 ers.


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But this is where
the crux of the prob-
lem resides, with a


Commission seemingly operating in an alter-
nate universe, acting with speed when it
comes to sprucing up the county website,
divvying up new vans or creating parks, but
dawdling on items of substance, like storm
shelters, leaky roofs and pitiful public safety
budgets.
Should commissioners really be sur-
prised that folks are skeptical about how
their property tax dollars are spent when
state grant money sit unused while water
pours into the courthouse?
Should they really be shocked that hard
questions are put to them about their spend-
thrift ways when some of the most pressing
needs of the county are ignored unless, of
course, those needs involve. a load of dirt,
wood for a fence or inmate labor to clear
private land?
In their disrepair, the courthouse and jail
offer symbols of the state of government and
leadership disconnected from the real world,
save for how to remain in office.


Our Justice Came Early....And Often!


Mother is a little older now and a tad on the
feeble side. She was born the year most of the
, "dough boys" were returning from the war "over
there". I'm also a little older. I'm a parent and a
grandparent. And I've had almost six decades
myself to ponder on life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness.
It can be confusing at times. As a baby boom-
er, after yet another world war, I spent twelve or
thirteen of my formative years "lost in the fifties".
As Steve McQueen so eloquently put it. in The
Magnificent Seven, "I didn't know my elbow from
a hot rock!"
One of my first remembrances was trying
to pull David Mark through the slats in his baby
bed. He was twenty months youriger and cried
too much and got way too much attention. I
reckon I aimed to pull him out of that fortress
and bust him up some! Mom didn't waste any
time "reckoning". She didn't give me the big long
lecture about the proper respect for your younger
brother. She didn't cry foul. She didn't seek pro-
fessional help. She didn't call Daddy, two lawyers
or the chief of police. She snatched me up and
tanned my little behind!
For a long while!
When she finally tired out and let me go I
dropped to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Leon
let me get my crying done and my equilibrium
half back in tack before dryly commenting, "With
Mother, justice comes quick and swift."
In the fifth game of the 1956 World Series
Sal Maglie pitched a great game for the Dodgers;
he gave up 2 runs on just 5 hits. It was surely
enough to win most times..... except Don Larsen
picked this day to pitch a perfect game!
"Damn Yankees!" I was nine years old and so
frustrated it was all I could think of. Mom didn't
give me the language lecture. She didn't point
out that "we" didn't use such words. She didn't
even let me hear the Gillette Wrap-Up Show. She
crammed that bar of lye soap so far down my.
throat that when I cough today little tiny bubbles
come floating up through my esophagus.
-Deep down in her heart I think she secretly
agreed with me but her sense of justice far out-


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weighed a baseball game!
She never hired a baby sitter. We didn't go
live with Uncle Clifford or Aunt Beatrice. When I
got a little older and spent the night with Bobby
Brewer or Ricky Hale she would, call a couple of
times to check on me. It was like nobody could
care for us like l he could care for us. Or maybe
it was "if we were going to mess up she was going
to be close by to set us back on the straight and
narrow".
When me and Leon would get to ranting
about old man Moore not letting us cut through
his pasture she would pass the green beans and
politely change the subject. If we said another
word about Mr. Moore she would look over at
Daddy and say, "Lonnie". Believe you me, we got
as quiet as little church' micel We would sit up
and show the whole world what good little boys
we could be! ,'
If you think Mom was big on justice, you
get just a half a hair out of line with my Father!
It wasn't fair the way they double teamed us as
we were growing up! They never left, they never
turned their backs, they never changed and they
never relented!
And we're not talking about love here. If
you'd a'seen the tears in Mom's eyes when she
was picking the gravel out of my knee or the
fear in my Dad's face once when we couldn't find
David, you'd understand.....
I have heard the term, "tough love". Maybe
that's it. I don't know. I do know my folks
demanded we do right. Listen, if I got in trouble


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in Miss Belle Alexander's third grade class they
took her side! It was the same in Mr. Berry's sci-
ence class in junior high. Can you behelre that!
When I started dating Mom would wait up for
me. Amazing! I don't care if I came home at nine
o'clock or ten or eleven....when I turned the knob
on that back door down the hall she'd come.
She'd give me a hug, ask if I had a good time and
fix me a pimento and cheese sandwich.
I couldn't drink alcohol. I had to go home.
And she'd be waiting up.
Neither me, Leon or David Mark ever got into
any bad trouble. We never got arrested. Or put in
jail. We didn't have a chance to! Mother and Dad
were too closely
I remember the night I graduated from high-
school. "I'm staying out all night." I thought that
was what you were supposed to do. Besides Pam
and Emily, Buddy, Ricky, Terry and some of us
were going out to the clay pits to hang out and
talk about the freedom that comes with shedding.
that old school forever!
"Have fun, son," Mother was straightening
my tie, "but you need to be home before mid-
night."
"What, are you nuts? This is graduation
night. I am a big boy now. I'm not in school
anymore. Ricky's mom is letting him stay out all
night. Pam's mom is letting her stay-"
"Lonnie."
Now, that is the kind of justice you can live
with!
I look back today and appreciate the extraor-
dinary love that permeated our home and our
lives. I marvel at the simpleness of the times yet
the steadfastness with which my parents faced the
complexity of child rearing. And I stand totally in
awe of their God inspired ability to teach us in
word, action and deed the correct way to conduct
ourselves in the judgment seat of life.
My justice came early and often. Those folks
seeking it outside the home, on the streets or in a
courtroom have missed the boat completely......
Respectfully,
Kes


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Giving Spirit
This is the time of year many of us reflect on the
past year, consider the coming year and wonder.
Can I make a difference? What can I, of humble
roots and abilities, d o to provide the world around
me that holiday hue all year long?
While a war around the world which kills
men and women from around the corner serves
to dampen some of the more consumer frenzy of
recent years, there is a longing to enact change, to
extend a hand.
That spirit is seen in Christmas outreach to the
young and seniors and the Empty Stocking Fund,
grassroots efforts to make the holidays a little more
plentiful for those who would see plenty as food for
breakfast, money to pay the electric bill or a work-
ing automobile.
Then there is the story of Greg Mortenson,
which provides motivation but also a dollop of
shame for thoughts about a bad day or a rough
morning.
Mortenson is involved with the war on terror,
but in a way that is unique and almost beyond the
realm of belief.
His fight involves one schoolhouse at a time,
having chosen to eliminate poverty at its roots, in
education.
Mortenson has in particular emphasized assist-
ing females in a part of the world where many are
treated harshly, as lesser humans.
He has turned meager means into an agent for
changing small worlds a little at a time.
As detailed in a book entitled "Three Cups of
Tea," Mortenson, a mountaineer and former U.S.
Army medic, attempted to climb K2 in 1993.
Trying to scale the world's second-highest
mountain would have lasting ramifications.
He failed, miserably, nearly perishing on a
mountain considered among the world's most dan-
gerous.
Hungry, cold, his life endangered by the lack of
food and warmth, he was taken in by the residents of
an impoverished and remote village in the Pakistan
Himalayas. They nursed him back to health.
Once healthy, Mortenson promised to return
and build the village a school. It was an impulse that
was transformed into a passion.
The homeless "climbing bum" living out of an
aging car sold all his limited possessions and made
a crusade of his impulsive promise.
Maybe, that is not a surprise, since this Montana
resident had been raised by missionary parents in
Tanzania, his father establishing a hospital,, his
.mother a school.. -
But he was choosing to extend that hand into
one of the world's most hostile areas, where corrupt
officials and hosrilmt toward the American were
common.
Mortensoins initial seed money, incredibly, was
a few hundred dollars in pennies collected by ele-
mentary school students as part of a charity drive.
He once survived an eight-day kidnapping in
the tribal areas of Pakistan and' escaped a 2003
firefight between rival warlords in Afghanistan by
hiding in a bed of rotting animal pelts.
But he pushed on. undaunted by the obstacles
just as he was undaunted by'some of the globe's
highest peaks.
Today, he is the director of the Central Asia
Institute and has in the past 12 years built and'
established 55 schools serving more than 20,000
people.
Keep in mind these schools are in rural com-
munities in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the
Taliban still thrive, where literacy, particularly for
young girls, is a dangerous luxury.
These are children with few previous educa-
tional opportunities, but Mortenson has filled his
schools with those, especially young girls, eager to
learn.
This American, in turn, has become accepted
into the villages in which he establishes his schools,
a hero by any definition in any language.
He has labored on what is now considered the
front lines of the war on terror, trusted by Islamic
leaders and warlords and tribal chiefs due to his
tireless advocacy of just one thing educating the
young people, hoping to in turn reduce chronic
poverty.
The three teas of the book's title reference the
tea ceremonies with which trusted and welcome
visitors are greeted in that area of the world.
He continues to travel between his schools,
ensuring they continue to operate, fueling the per-
petuity of a dream which grew from the craziest
of happenstance, the failure to climb a really large
mountain.
:And in doing so, in that volatile part of the
world, Mortenson is demonstrating for any who
are interested that just one person with passion for
others can truly bring change, one classroom at a
time.
So little, in the terms with which we quantify
such things, is required in so many parts of .the
world to enact change, just as so little is required to
extend a hand in this county.
Consider Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladesh
native who won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.w
One of 14 children born in one of the world's
poorest countries, Yunus excelled in school and
earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study and earn
his doctorate at Vanderbilt.
He returned to his native land and decided to
do "a lot of little things and discovered that by loan-
ing, not giving, small amounts of money he could
impact intractable poverty.
He lent $27 the cost, for example, of a few paf6
lattes from his own pocket to a group of basket
weavers in a local village to form a business. The
Money was paid back, the borrowers so happy to
have been offered an opportunity worth far more
than $27.
Yunus has since founded what is considered a
ground-breaking bank and is known as the banker
to the poor.
One of the satisfying aspects of this time of year
is the belief that even old men in red and white can
bring joy to many, particularly children.
Mortenson and Yunus demonstrate that we can
all be Santa Claus for somebody and it doesn't
have to be December or cost that much.


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Help Sought
Dear Editor:
I am writing this letter
as a plea to everyone in Gulf
County to help my family locate
two very important parts of
their family. Two weeks ago,
my daughter had her one-year-
old male, rat terrier in two at
her father's house on Marvin
Avenue. They walked into the
year to get something out of
the truck and the dog ran off.
We canvassed the neighbor-
hoods and put out flyers for
several days. We continue to
search every day for Buster.


Hayley raised him from a pup
and has won several contests
with him in local shows. She
cries every night wondering
where he is and if he is okay.
This has been our main focus
since Thanksgiving. We have
had several sightings and one
lady called and said she had
taken him in, but he ran off
when she let him out to go
to the bathroom. We feel like
someone has taken him in
and doesn't know that he has
a home.
One of Buster's puppies
disappeared from our prop-


erty in White City on Friday,
four days ago. We are not sure
where he is and feel he must
have been picked up. My son
is also very upset as this was
his dog. It is not usual for the
puppy to run off, he stays right
by the house when outside
because he is so young (four
months old).
If anyone has any clue as
to where the dogs are, please
call us at 227-6547 or 227-
8274. This Christmas is very
sad for us because of our
missing puppies. If you hear
of anyone getting any new pup-


pies in your area,
us so that we can
We have raised an
these puppies an
very important to
you to any help -
offering a reward
our dogs.


A Simple Tha

Dear Editor:
Last week, wh
to Chicago on 1
noticed a Marin
traveling with a
but did not put t
together. After we b
flight, I turned to t
who'd been invite
First Class (across
and inquired if hev
home.
No, he respond
Heading out I
No. I'm escort


please call
check on it.
d cared for
d they are


home.
Going to pick him up?
No. He is with me right
now. He was killed in Iraq.


us. ncunk I'm taking him home to his
we also are family.
for finding The realization of what he

Kelly Smith had been asked to do hit me
like a punch to the gut. It was
Lnk You an honor for him. He told me
that, although he didn't know
the soldier, he had delivered
ile traveling the news of his passing to the
business, I soldier's family and felt as
le sergeant if he knew them after many
folded flag conversations in so few days. I
wo and two turned back to him, extended
boarded our my hand, and said, Thank
he sergeant, you. Thank you for doing what
d to sit in you do so my family and I can
s from me), do what we do. Upon landing
was heading in Chicago the pilot stopped
short of the gate and made the
ded. following announcement over
asked? the intercom.
in a soldier "Ladies and gentlemen, I


would like to note that we
have had the honor of having
Sergeant Steeley of the United
States Marine Corps join us
on this flight. He is escorting a
fallen comrade back home to
his family. I ask that you please
remain in your seats when we
open the forward door to allow
Sergeant Steeley to deplane
and receive his fellow soldier.
We will then turn off the seat
belt sign."
Without a sound, all went
as requested. I' noticed the
sergeant saluting the casket as
it was brought off the plane,[
and his action made me realize
that I am proud to be an
American. So here's a public
Thank You to our military Men
and Women for what you do so
we can live the way we do.

Stuart Margell
Washington, D.C.


Commentary by TIBOR R.
MACHAN
Freedom News Service

In a free society, men and
women have the rights to their
lives, liberty and property pro-
ficiently protected. That's what
it means when the Declaration
of Independence states that
Governments are instituted to
secure our rights and, pre-
sumably, for no other purpose
that conflict with this one.
Of course, rights must
be exercised some place if I
have a right to my life, I must
have a right to obtain some
location where this life may be
lived; if I have the right to lib-
erty, this too involves the right
to seek out places where my
liberty may be exercised. So
the right to private property
is implicitly affirmed by any
Sof our basic rights. Effectively,
then, a free society is one
wherein private property is
ubiquitous.
Public property, in
contrast, is highly limited,
namely to whatever is required
to operate the courts, house
the police and the military
-and some other administrative
structures. (Here is the only
- place where eminent domain
law applies,. in obtaining -
with appropriate compensa-
tion the places needed for
such public uses.)
But when the free
society is compromised Left


Dangers
Taking "drug holidays"
from HIV treatment could be
, deadly. A study published in
-the New England Journal of
Medicine found that people
with HIV who temporarily stop
.'taking their medication have
more than twice the risk of
.dying compared to people who
stay on their drug regimen. The
-study involved nearly 5,500
people in 33 countries. About
half the participants were to
continuously receive AIDS
drugs, and that group was on
drug therapy about 94% of the
time. The others were allowed
to stop taking the medications
.,.when specific immune system
cells reached certain levels,
and then start taking them
, again when the cells fell below
-'.a certain level. They were on
medication 33% of the time
on average. The study was
halted after four years when
researchers discovered that
- more of the people who were


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and Right, meaning, the major
political factions don't give a
hoot about private property
rights as they do not in this
country, for sure, the private
sector which includes not
just individual but a bulk of
social affairs contracts.
More and more of the society
becomes public schools,
colleges and universities, busi-
nesses, forests, parks, rivers,
lakes, museums, concert halls,
massive portions of land, and,
of course, all the roads and'
traffic hubs, including airports
and so on.
One consequences of
this expanding public sector is
that the rights people have to
carry on their activities, such
as their freedom of expres-
sion of all kinds, begin to be
exercised all over the entire
society, and to be regulated
by the government. Freedom
to pray would then have to 'be
granted on public lands and in


public buildings, not just pri-
vate churches and homes and
halls. Freedom to speak up
about various matters would
have to be granted on any
public property. And, because
the public realm is normally
under the jurisdiction of pub-
lic authorities, local, county,
state or federal, these rights
to exercise ones liberty now
no longer, amount to bona fide
freedoms but highly restricted
"freedoms," regulated and reg-
imented by the public authori-
ties. And this is natural -
after all, in my own house,
for example, the exercise of
free expression is regulated
by, well, me! I own the place.
If you are invited and want to
speak up, you have no unlim-
ited freedom to speak out but
whatever freedom I grant you.
Same with newspa-
pers. Whoever owns them sets
the rules of what goes on the
pages only the owners have
the right to freely use the space
as they see fit. Ownership, in
short, confers the authority
to set terms of use, and when
public spheres are being used
by citizens, governments set
the terms. And this invites
nothing less than government
supervision over our suppos-
edly free conduct, conduct we
have the right to engage in
and would be able to exercise
without interference on our
ovn private property but not
onspublic' property.


of Stopping AID


getting intermittent treatment
were dying, The Associated
Press reports. Overall, only
3% of the study participants
died, but about twice as many
of them were in the intermit-
tent group. The main causes
.of death in both groups were
cancer, cardiovascular dis-
ease, substance abuse, and
diseases associated with AIDS,
the researchers found.

Celebrex Could Be OK'd.
for Kids: Children with arthri-
tis may soon have a new option
for fighting pain. A Food and
Drug Administration advisory
panel recommended approval
for the drug Celebrex for use
in kids with juvenile rheu-
matoid arthritis. Although the
panel members were split over
the drug's safety, they agreed
that the drug was effective and
concluded that its benefits
outweighed the risks for young
patients, The Associated Press


reports. The advisers recom-
mended that the drug's safety
be monitored and patients
tracked for 10 to 20 years.
Celebrex is the only drug in
the COX-2 inhibitor class that
has not been withdrawn from
the market. The FDA does not
have to follow the recommen-
dations of the advisory panel,
but it usually does, the AP
says.

AIDS to Be World's No.
3 Killer: AIDS could move
up on the list of top global
killers in the next 25 years.
That's the sobering conclu-
sion of a study published in
the Public Library of Science's
Medicine journal. Researchers
say that AIDS, currently the
fourth leading cause of death
worldwide after heart disease,
stroke, and respiratory infec-
tions, could move to:number
three as the number of AIDs
cases rises. AIDs could kill an


Question

The county commission will be assuming control of jail
operations as of Jan. 1. Do you believe the commission-
ers will be able to run the jail safely and efficiently?


Yes, I have full confidence in the commission. 6%

No, their track record does not warrant
confidence. 72%

Don't Care, I plan on staying out of jail 22%


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classrooms.
The bottom line is that
with the expansion of the pub-
lic sector, something widely
championed by thinkers both
Left and Right, there is greater
and greater contraction of our
liberties to do as we judge cor-
rect. The free society is clearly
being more and more compro-
mised.

Tibor Machan is the R.C.
Hoiles Professor of Business
Ethics & Free Enterprise


at Chapman University's"
Argyros School of B&E and.
is a research fellow at the
Pacific Research Institute
(San Francisco) and the
Hoover Institution (Stanford
University). He advises
Freedom Communications,l
parent company of this news-
paper. His most recent book
is "Libertarianism Defended,"
(Ashgate, 2006). E-mail hirrm
at TMachan@link.freedom.
com.


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Board of County Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can contact County
Commissioners in the following fashion.
By county cell phone:


Carmen McLemore
Commissioner


Now this situation,
which I sketch in broad terms
here, accounts for much of the
hassle about what is and is not
permitted by the legal authori-
ties when we try to exercise
our right to liberty on pub-
lic property, such as a high
school football field or class-
room or a state college or uni-
versity newspaper or research
laboratory. The whole stem
cell research controversy is
largely understandable as a
function of how such research
is conducted mostly at public
facilities hospitals, universi-
ties, etc.
The only nearly private
sector in America today, though
now also in peril from IRS
intrusions, is where religion
is being practiced.' Churches
are virtual private property,
and what goes on there, .bar-
ring criminal conduct, is pro-
tected against interference and
regulation and censorship. It'
is also true that from such
private places anyone who. is
not invited may be excluded
(except meddling bureaucrats,
unfortunately), whereas this
isn't so with public places.
Because these are public, they
generally must admit anyone
who is a member of the public,
so allocating use will be need-
ed, as will be the impositin oi
various conditions political
correctness, for example, .in
what goes into student news-
papers or is being said in


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estimated total of 117 million
people or more between 2006
and 2030, the researchers say.
Their most optimistic estimate
was 89 million deaths from
AIDs worldwide. The research-
ers got those numbers by ana-
lyzing data from more than
100 countries, looking at
links between mortality trends
and other factors. They then
plugged all the information
into a complex modeling equa-
tion to project future causes of
death and disease. They said
their findings should spur new
approached to combating HIV/
AIDS globally. The researchers
also projected that life expec-
tancy would increase world-
wide, and that non-commu-
nicable diseases such as can-
'cer and cardiovascular would
account for 70 percent of all
deaths globally.

Paxil and Pregnancy:
Women who are pregnant
or planning a pregnancy
should not take the popular
antidepressant Paxil. That's
the advice of the American
College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists' obstetrics
practice, committee, which
said Paxil should be avoided
because it carries a risk of
birth defects. The commit-
tee's warning was published
in the journal Obstetrics &
Gynecology. It comes after the
Food and Drug Administration
and, Paxil's manufacturer,
GlaxoSmithKline, reclassified
the drug because studies had
shown it posed a risk to the
fetus,. The Associated Press
reports. Two studies found that
the babies of women who took
Paxil during the first trimester
of pregnancy had twice the
normal rate of heart defects,
the AP says. The American
College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists said the deci-
sion to treat pregnant women
with other selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors (the class
of antidepressants to which
Paxil belongs) should be made
on an individual basis.


Jerry Barnes
Commissioner


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Tallahassee at the start of
her ninth grade year.
She graduated from
Rickards High School and
attended Florida A & M
University on a full schol-
arship.
Following her gradua-
tionin2003 fromMorehouse
School of Medicine in
Atlanta, Cooper-Dunn com-
pleted her residency and
began job hunting.
She was highly selective
when sorting through her
offers.
"I wanted to go some-
where where there would
be a need and where I could
make a difference," said
Cooper-Dunn, who regards
her desire to serve others
as a matter of "genetics."
Cooper-Dunn's mother
is a Tallahassee pastor,
her grandmother, Susie F.
Cooper is a retired Port St.
Joe school teacher and her
great-grandmother, the late
Refair McEnnis, spent her
life feeding and caring for a
house full of kids.
After declining jobs
in Orlando and Atlanta,
Cooper-Dunn received a
* call from a medical recruit-


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er, who rattled off a list of
positions in the area.
When he mentioned
Port St. Joe, Cooper-Dunn
asked to hear more.
After visiting Gulf Coast
Medical Center's facility
and staff, she declared her
search over.
"It just seemed like the
right opportunity," said
Cooper-Dunn, who shared
the news with her sur-
prised, but thrilled parents
and grandmother.
Noting that many Port
St. Joe natives leave the
city forever to pursue pro-
fessional careers, Cooper-
Dunn regards her home-
coming as the fulfillment of
a longtime wish.
"I always knew I wanted
to help people that needed
help," she said. "Why start
where there is an abun-
dance when there is a need
someplace else?"
Cooper-Dunn relocated
to Port St. Joe with her
husband, accountant Jessie
Dunn, and their puppy.
On her first day at
work, Cooper-Dunn treated
17 patients, and has since
handled ailments ranging


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The Gulf Coast Medical Center Primary
Care Clinic is open Monday-Thursday from
8 a.m.-5 p.m, and on Friday from 8 a.m. to
noon.
The office is closed for lunch each day


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from bronchitis to ear infec- "mod
tions and pneumonia. Dunn
The clinic provides a fus
a full range of care from been
pediatrics to geriatrics, by th
and offers physical, breast who I
exams and pap smears. her a
Cooper-Dunn believes "I
the clinic provides the small really
community with another plant,
health care option. Some of is all
her patients have expressed appre
their preference for female T
doctors and greater sched- patiei
uling flexibility. prise
"At the end of the day, appee
it's up to the patients," insist
noted Cooper-Dunn. young
Upon hier arrival at the "I
clinic, Cooper-Dunn was been
told that she had made C
city history by becoming rema
Port St. Joe's first African- the a
American doctor. unlin
"That would be very "A
interesting if it's true and are e-
I'm honored and happy to tunity
do it," she said. now
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est and quiet" Cooper-
a prefers not to make
s of herself. She has
pleasantly surprised
he many well-wishers
have greeted her since
arrival.
Everybody's been
y welcoming and nice;
s have flown in. This
a little too much, but I
eciate it," she said.
hough some of her
nts have been sur-
d by her youthful
arance, Cooper-Dunn
:s that she's "not that
g. "
The years have. just
kind," she said.
ooper-DIunn hopes to
in in Port St. Joe until
ge shows on her now
ed face.
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cited about the oppor-

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of the project cost covy
by a loan.
Then the city co
apply for lower ii
est funds from the S
Revolving Fund for the
service on the loan por
of the package.
At that p
Commissioner Be
Roberts reminded
commission that "we
assured when this cam
that all this would be
for by grants. Now tU
just faded away."
The USDA R
Development Agency
previously expressed i
est in helping Pott St.
secure funding for the ]
ect because it will be
first step toward Port
Joe becoming a regi
water system and supl
and it will get the city
the region off the shi
ing Floridan Aquifer, w
most of north Flor:
water supply currently
inmates.
The Overstreet w
system project was pa
an agreement between
City of Port St. Joe
Gulf County, in which
city agreed to run city v
lines and provide water
Overstreet and White
in exchange for the c
ty allowing the WindIN
Beach Phase II develop]
to be annexed into the
County adminis
tor Don Butler attend
the meeting, listening
the discussion, answer
occasional questions,
providing the county's
point on the project.
At one point in the
cussion, Butler told
commissioners that
county, "is not inter
in paying debt service
White City. We're going
honor our obligation
Overstreet," which e'
one agreed included a


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ered maximum in tap fees (to
hook onto the new water
would system) for existing homes
nter- in the Overstreet area, and '
3tate no debt service for the
debt approximately 250 existing
rtion dwellings there.
Butler also reiter-
oint ated to the commission
.nny that the original $638,500
the Community Development,
were Block Grant awarded to the
e up county for water distribu-
paid tion was the county's only,
hat's financial obligation toward
the Overstreet project.
ural Butler referenced his-,
had letter to the city in July of, -'
nter- this year, asking the city to
Joe acknowledge the difference'
proj- between the actual cost of
the water distribution through -.,
t St. the project and the grant.,,..
onal amount of $638,500, and.
plier, to pay the difference.
and Vincent said his opin-
rink- ion differed from Butler's
*here and he felt the city was not
ida's liable for-the difference in".
orig- costs.
Roberts continued to
rater ask where money for the .
rt of project was coming from
the and telling fellow commis-
and sioners that in two or three
i the years residents in Port St.
rater Joe and The Beaches would
er to see their taxes or usage,..
City, rates rise in order to pay
oun- for the project.
Mark Since the bid had
ment already been accepted by '.
city. the city, and Dec. 16 is*
stra- the deadline for officially
ended awarding the bid, the city,
g to has obtained interim financ-
ering ing from Capital City Bank,
and at one-half cent over the
view- city's current Certificates
of Deposit rate until final
dis- grants and funding are
the obtained.
the Indications were that '
ested Tuesday night, in the regu-
-e to lar city commission meet-,
ig to ing, Vincent would ask the,
n to commissioners to award
very- the bid and proceed with
$500 the project.


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On November 18, at
approximately 9:25 p.m. Amanda
C. Topham, age 25, of Eastpoint,
was arrested for resisting arrest
without violence. Amanda
Topham was stopped for a traffic
violation on Highway 98 near
Long Avenue where she advised
the officer she was high on cocaine
and walked away after being told
to remain at this location. The
passenger of this vehicle, Duane
A. Topham, age 29, of Eastpoint,
appeared from the darkness and
approached the officer where as
he was found to be in possession
of a "crack" pipe. Duane Topham
was arrested for possession of
drug paraphernalia. Amanda
Topham then grabbed the crack
pipe and threw this item on to the
ground near the patrol vehicle.
Amanda Topham was then
handcuffed and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On November 20, at
approximately 8:08 a.m. Luis A.
Palacios, age 32, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for driving without
a license. Palacios was stopped
for a traffic infraction where he
was found to be driving without a
license. Palacios was transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
On November 21, at
approximately 2:12 p.m. Tristen
L. Darna, age 26, ofWewahitchka,
was arrested for driving with a
suspended license, giving a false
name and date of birth to law
enforcement (resisting arrest),
possession of drug paraphernalia
(use), possession of firearm/
ammunition by a convicted felon
and warrant for failure to register
as a convicted felon. Darna
was stopped for several traffic
infractions where as he gave the
officer a false name and date of
birth. Upon obtaining this subjects
true identity he was arrested
for the above listed criminal
violations and transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
On November 21, at
approximately 5:18 a.m. Robert
S. Parks, age 23, of Eastpoint,
was arrested for driving under
the influence. Parks was stopped
for a traffic violation. Upon the
officer making contact with
Parks a strong odor of alcoholic
beverage was detected. Parks
was asked to complete roadside
assessments where as he did


poorly. Parks was arrested for
driving under the influence and
asked to give breath samples.
Parks refused to give the required
samples and was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On November 22, at
approximately 12:40 p.m.
Randall C. Albury, age 46, of
Cedar Island, North Carolina
was arrested for driving with a
suspended license and attaching
an unassigned tag to his vehicle.
Albury was approached at a local
business parking area where he
was driving and asked to see
his license. Albury's license were
suspended for a prior driving
under the influence arrest. Albury
also advised the tag attached to
this vehicle was from another
vehicle. Albury was arrested and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
On November 24, at
approximately 12:22 p.m. Ruby
L. Farmer, age 63, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for retail theft.
Farmer entered a local business
and attempted to leave without
paying for a pack of Alka Seltzer
Cold Medicine. Farmer was
arrested and transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
On November 24, at
approximately 5:35 p.m. Valentia
H. Lopez, age 24, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for driving without a
license. Lopez was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On November 24, at
approximately 8:31 a.m. Amy M.
Massey, age 32, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for Grand Theft
Auto and Grand Theft. Massey
was arrested for the theft of cash
as well as the theft of a 1994
Lincoln car. The vehicle was


found abandoned by an officer at
the intersection of 9th Street and
Woodward Avenue. Massey was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On November 26, at
approximately 8:55 a.m. Gene
D. McLean, age 79, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for battery
on a law enforcement officer,
fleeing and attempting to elude
arrest and resisting arrest with
violence. McLean was stopped for
a traffic infraction where as he
was instructed by the officer to
stay inside his vehicle as McLean
became irate towards the officer.
McLean entered his vehicle and
ignored the officer by driving
from the area of the traffic stop.
The officer activated his patrol
siren where as McLean continued
to attempt to flee and elude this
officer. McLean finally pulled into
a local parking area where he
was instructed to exit his vehicle.
Mclean struck the officer on
the hand with his fist where as
he was arrested for the above
listed criminal charges. McLean
admitted to officers on scene that
he indeed was driving at 55 miles
an hour in a posted 45 mile per
hour speed zone. McLean was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On November 27, at
approximately 6:36 p.m. Bascom
H. Hamm, age 77, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for retail theft.
Hamm entered a local business
and concealed sausages into
his jacket pockets. Hamm then
wandered through this business
eating grapes from the produce
department before discarding the
half eaten package of grapes back
on the shelf. Hamm attempted to
exit this business without making
payment for the grapes and
sausages. Hamm was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.


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The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections during
the months of December and
January. The safety inspection
check points will be at various
locations throughout the county,
Highway 71 north of Westarm
Creek Bridge, Highway 22 near
the intersection of Highway 22A,
Highway 71 Honeyville Area,
Highway 98 St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison Ave,
C30 Simmons Bayou.
On 11/23, Melvin K. Brown
III who was already in the Gulf
County Jail was arrested on a
warrant for violation of probation
for resisting an officer without
violence.
While on patrol on Hwy. 98
a deputy observed a vehicle being
driven in a reckless manor in the
Windmark Subdivision. When the
deputy stopped the car he noticed
the odor of alcohol but after the
driver did several field sobriety
tests it was determined he was
not impaired. William Mayhan,
36, then gave the deputy permis-
sion to search his vehicle. A quan-
tity of marijuana was found. The
suspect was arrested and taken to
the Gulf County Jail and charged
with possession of marijuana.
On 11/25, deputies respond-
ed to a disturbance in the
Wewahitchka area. They found
that a 78-year-old woman had
been attacked by her son and
sustained a laceration to her head
area. Deputies located Allen Frank


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Morgan, 50, and arrested him for
aggravated battery on a person
over the age of 65.
On 11/25, Keith Alexander
Paul, 19, was arrested on charges
of driving on a suspended license
and driving a vehicle with no reg-
istration.
On 11/26, deputies respond-
ed to a disturbance in the White
City Area. They, found that Johnny
Maestri allegedly had struck a
child with a skateboard causing
a laceration over the child's eye.
Johnny Maestri, 33, was arrested
and charged with aggravated child
abuse.
On 11/27, Johnny Charles
Thomas, 55, of Port St. Joe was
arrested on a warrant for failing


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On 11/28, Courtney Lyn
Brown, 18, of Wewahitchka was
arrested for retail theft and taken
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On 11/29, deputies stopped a
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"We were so close we
could see them grinning at
us and we didn't have no
guns to shoot at them,"
said Bricker. "You talk
about frustration."
Bricker finally located
a Brownie automatic rifle
loaded with 30 caliber
bullets and aimed at the
low-flying planes that sped
by him at 100 miles an
hour.


As oil tanks exploded
along Battleship Row, the
harbor became covered
with a thick layer of burning
bunker oil.
Crewmates aboard
the sinking battleships
jumped into the water and
attempted to swim through
the fire.
To aid. their fellow
sailors, Bricker and three
others commandeered a


50-foot motor launch tied
to the dock outside the
submarine base.
As the boat's paint
bubbled under the intense
heat, Bricker and his
comrades reached their
arms into the water and
pulled onboard the sailors
swimming outside the
Arizona.
The Japanese planes
swirled above their heads,
but did not attempt to sink
the boat.


"We were just small
potatoes compared to what
they were trying to blow
up," said Bricker.
The burning water
teemed with people, and
Bricker did his best to
come to their aid. It was
often too late.
"There were so many
of them. Some times, you
would reach in the water
and wouldn't get the whole
person," he remembered.
In rescuing his
comrades, Bricker's
sleeves went up in flames
and his arms were severely
burned.


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major engagements in the South Pacific, and retired from the Navy
after a 30-year career.

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On the dock, where
nurses risked their lives to
treat the injured, Bricker
received care.
A second wave followed
less than half an hour after
the first attack.
"There was a lull,
we thought it was over,"
remembered Bricker.
The second bombing
campaign lasted until
9:45, when the surviving
Japanese pilots returned to
carriers waiting 190 miles
north of Oahu.
Bricker spent all day
rescuing people. On his
final trip, he just made it
to Merry's Landing when
his boat ran out of diesel
fuel. By then, the fighting
was over.
The officers did their
best to organize the troops,
but the morning's attack
had left them frazzled.
"They were just as
confused as we were,"
Bricker remembered.
Fearing that the
Japanese would return,
the U.S. soldiers took what
guns they had and set up
patrols on the beach. But
the Japanese soldiers were
no-shows.
The next day, Bricker
was tapped to bring up a
Japanese midget submarine
from the water's depths and
disarm its twin torpedoes.
Bricker found both the
submarine's crewmates
dead.
The 78-foot, battery
powered midgets had not
played the crucial role the
Japanese military originally*
anticipated and only one
crewmate returned to the
designated pick-up point.
A week after the
attack, Bricker was issued
an official postcard to
communicate his status to
his family.
The postcards


contained fields that read:
"I am well sick serious
- not serious." The soldiers
were told to check one, and
then write their name and
the date.
With heightened security
after the attack, military
personnel could not mail
personal letters.
Bricker checked, "I am
well," and sent the postcard
home to his mother.
Bricker stayed at Pearl
Harbor three or four weeks
after Dec. 7, and completed
torpedo school at the
submarine base.
He then boarded a
destroyer bound for' the
South Pacific.
In World War II, Bricker
continued to rescue soldiers
from downed Navy ships.
At the Battle of Long Point,
he rescued the crew of the
Navy cruiser USS North
Hampton.
Bricker fought in' 13
major engagements in the
South Pacific and earlied
13 battle stars.
"Thirteen battle stars,
take that and 50 cents "and
you get a cup of coffee,"; he
often jokes. '
Bricker returned
to Pearl Harbor on two
occasions after the attack,
for assignments at Barber's
Point Naval Station.
Being back at Pearl
Harbor summoned r up
competing emotions. ,
"There were memories,
but it's also a beautiful
place. It takes your mind
off of it," he said. *
Bricker retired from
the Navy in 1970 and spent
another 30 years in .he
heating and air conditioning
business. He has lived in
Overstreet since 1989.
Bricker has recounted
his experience at Plearl
Harbor before, dredged up
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.Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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. post-Pearl Harbor Day
address to a joint session
.of. Congress on December
,8,1941.

Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941
-a date which will live in
, infamy the United States
' of America was suddenly
+.and deliberately attacked
iPby naval and air forces of
.the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at
peace with that nation and,
at the solicitation of Japan,
Iwas still in conversation
with the government and
i- s emperor looking toward
.h e maintenance of peace
in, the Pacific.
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,Japanese air squadrons
had commenced bombing
in Oahu. the Japanese
*ambassador to the United
.States and his colleagues
,delivered to the Secretary
of State a formal reply to a
recent American message.
.Wrhile this reply stated
-i that it seemed useless
to continue the existing


diplomatic negotiations, it
contained no threat or hint
of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that
the distance of Hawaii from
Japan makes it obvious that
the attack was deliberately
planned many days or
even weeks ago. During
the intervening time, the
Japanese government
has deliberately sought to
deceive the United States
by false statements and
expressions of hope for
continued peace.
The attack yesterday
on the Hawaiian islands
has caused severe damage
to Amenrican naval and
military forces. \Very many
American lives have- been
lost. In addition. American
ships have been reported
torpedoed on the high seas
between Sani Francisco and
Honolulu.
'Yesterday. the Japanese
government also launched
an attack against Malaya.
Last night, Japanese
forces attacked Hong
Kong.
Last night, Japanese


More than 2,400. Americans died and 1,100 were
wounded during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Nine Americans. who died had Navy ships named after
.them, 15 earned the Medal of Honor for bravery, with 10
awarded the Medal posthumously..
The late Port St. Joe residents Dorris Whealton and
Arnold Daniels were both in Pearl Harbor at the time of the
attack-. :
0aniels was a soldier and Whealton worked at Tripler
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Sold memories to entertain a
curious audience.
"You go around trying to
forget and people try to get
you to remember," he said.
But the memories
are present always, in
his waking life and in his
dreams.
"My wife gets a little
irritated with me," he said.
-I wake up at night, still
fighting the war."
s The young boy cries for
hIis mother, and 65 years
later. Bricker still cannot
save him.


in infamy"
forces attacked Guam.
Last night, Japanese
forces attacked the
Philippine Islands.
Last night, the Japanese
attacked Wake Island.
This morning, the
Japanese attacked Midway
Island.
Japan has, therefore,
undertaken a surprise
offensive extending
throughout the Pacific
area. The facts of yesterday
speak for themselves.
The people of the United
States have already formed
their opinions and well
understand the implications
to the very life and safety of
our nation.
As commander iIn chief-
of the Army and Navy, I have
directed that all measures
be taken for our defense.
Always will we
remember the character of
the onslaught against us.
No matter how long it
may take us to overcome
this premeditated invasion,
the Aonerican people in
their righteous might will
win through to absolute
victory.
I believe I interpret the
will of the Congress and of
the people when I assert
that we will not only defend
ourselves to the uttlermost.
but \ill make very certain
that this form of treachery
shall never endanger us
again.
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Mal Parrish Joins


'Football

Saturday. DeeLiimber 2. lthi.
'G:;ene R:afield Football Lrea-i'.
*hosted their annual Battle of'
thhe Gridtron Star- at Shark
7Fic-Id. This- end-o-thic- car
Party mecluded pierce competi-
ition between players and cheer-
'leaders from the Dolphins,
Jaguars, and Buccaneers. The
'three-legged piggy-back race,
Ithe penny search, and football
!toss compiled points for all
[three teams, but the best con-
Rtest was yet to come: the boys'
!and girls' mothers showed
~ their muscle in a hard fought
"tug-of-war at midfield, much
'to the joy of all in attendance.
- All this competition began
With a very special presen-
tation to Coach Mal Parish


Hall of Fame


who hias dec- ided to retire alter
\.ear of didlcated s,_-rh:,: to1
oi-iing football piayer-s in Port
t .Jo'- U. .llei, Cox and Fat
Fli:\d. txo of ti k- men %hio
started youth football in our
city, inducted Mal into the
Gene Raffield Football Hall of
Fame as Head Coach. The Hall
of Fame was started in 2005 to
honor only the people involved
in the league who have attained
very special achievements. Ash
Parker, Zac Norris, Sidney
Harris, and Jordan Todd were
the inaugural inductees who
set the standard of excellence
at a very high level. All four
were members of the original
youth football team in Port St.
Joe. They all played continu-


SLangston Tournament
The Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation
S Basketball Classic will feature a new look on
!Dec. 15-16, with a full slate of high school
S hoops action in the offing.
This year the tournament is strictly a prep
affair. with Dr. David Langston, president and
CEO of the foundation, deciding to focus on high
schoolbasketballinstead'ofthejuniorcollegelihne-
up which has characterized past tournaments.
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka high schools are
among dozen or so schools participating.
For the second-straight year, the tourna-
ment will be 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 sponsored this year by
the Florida Department of Lottery.
Following is the slate of games. All times
noted are Central Standard Time:


o:iiusi o the Hit ]I-i l-cicol level
where thli e\ led Lihe Shlarks to
two- bi, Beid titlelld an, onhe
State CIhainpioiislhip. anld all
four bo\s were First Te.jiri All
Stale players.
Mal Parrish, as coach, has
set the same high standards.
His players over the years
know him as the first one at
practice and the last to leave.
Mal's assistants, through
many of those years-Frank
Cochran and David Davis-
told of some of his career high-
lights as defensive coordina-
tor. "His teams never missed a
Super Bowl, and won four of
them," Frank stated. "One year
in eight games only one touch-
down was scored on us all


Slated for Dec. 15-16

Friday
1 p.m. West Gadsden versus Bay High
(girls); 2:30 p.m. Vernon versus Quincy
Carter Parramore; 4 p.m. West Gadsden
versus Tallahassee Godby; 5:30 p.m. -,cala
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); 11:30 a.m. Carter Parramore versus
Bay (girls); 1 p.m. Godby versus Seabreeze;
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.


year," he added. "In a stretch
of four games, his defense only
gave up four first downs."
Mal and his wife, Diana,
are both avid Shark foot-
ball fans. As Diana says,
"Mal wouldn't miss a game
because they are all his kids;


he coached them all."
"The Gene Raffield Football
League will miss Mal on the
sidelines," Commissioner
DavVanVleet stated, "but Pat
Floyd and I have offered him a
job in the head office at twice
his salary this year!" Mal's


response was, "That's two
times nothing, right0 Oka, 4.-11
have to think about it "31r
those of you who know\ i.
he will be doing somethiqdg
help us next year. He is 2t
the Hall of Fame is all abo6u"<


Basketball Season Opens on Up Note for Sl


In a week spent at home
in "The Dome" the Sharks of
Port St. Joe split three games,
including a win over county
rival Wewahitchka.
At week's end, the Sharks
were 2-1. They traveled to
Chipley on Tuesday night,
will be at Liberty County at
7:30 p.m. on Friday night and
host Carter Parimore at 7:30
p.m. ET on Saturday at "The
Dome."
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Port St. Joe 51,
Florida High 49
The Sharks' Rashard
Rouse scored 20 points,
including four in overtime, as
the Sharks opened the season
with a win.
"They scored the first four
points in overtime, so it was
a pretty good gut check for
us," said Shark coach Derek
Kurnitsky.
The teams played on even
terms throughout, the Sharks
opening a 26-20 halftime lead
before the Seminoles rallied in
third quarter to open a narrow
lead which Port St. Joe closed
in the final period.
Ricardo Clemmons, who
scored eight points, hit a run-
ning 3-pointer with six sec-
onds remaining in regulation
to give the Sharks a lead they
lost at the buzzer when Florda
Highfs Jaquan McCray hit a 3-

Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka High
boys' basketball, team had an
uneven first week of the sea-
son which closed with a vic-
tory over Bethlehem.
Monday, Nov. 27
Sneads 69,
Wewahitchka 55
The host Gators couldn't
overcome a cold shooting night
in falling in district play in the
season opener.
The Gators shot 27 per-
cent from the field, including
14 of 57 from two-point range,
and could not hold off the visi-
tors.
The game was a wild defen-
sive affair, as Wewahitchka
recorded 15 steals but turned
the ball over 21 times while


pointer of his own.
Arsenio Sanders and
Ramone Beard each added
eight points for the Sharks,
who also got six points from
Jordan McNair and one from
Chaz Byrd.
"It was a good game, too
good for my liking," Kurnitsky
said. "We are just getting the
guys from football back and
get them into shape. We are a
work in progress, no doubt."
Friday, Dec. 1
Port St. Joe 61,
Wewahitchka 23
Ramone Beard scored 17
points as Port St. Joe raced
to a 43-14 lead and won easily
over. Wewahitchka.
The Sharks held
Wewahitchka to single digits in
each quarter and the final two
periods were primarily played
with a running clock after Port
St. Joe built a 35-point lead.
The Sharks' Billy Martin
added nine points and 10
rebounds, Ricardo Clemmons
nine points and five assists
and Jordan McNair seven
points and four steals.
Mike Quinn had six
points, Arsenio Sanders seven
points, Chaz Byrd three points,
Matt Gannon two points and
Richard Hunter one point as
the Sharks had the opportu-
nity to empty their bench.,. .
The Sharks also won

Opens Hoops
committing 24 fouls..
Patrick Gates led the
Gators with 18 points, includ-
ing four 3-pointers. Josh
Mitchell, with 15 points, was
the only other Gator to score
in double figures.
Paul Myers had eight
points, Clarence Gray five and
Chance Knowles and Joey
Shipman four points apiece.
Gray led the team with 10
rebounds, with Taylor Smith
contributing six boards.
Friday, Dec. 1
Port St. Joe 61,
Wewahitchka 23
The Gators fell behind 43-
14 by halftime and never con-
tended as cold shooting again
undermined effort.


the junior varsity game .-Q
25 behind the 19 point I
Raheer Clemmons. with .G_
Farmer adding 12 points. ,S
Saturday, Dec. 2
Bay High 65.
Port St. Joe 39 .
Port St. Joe suffered. t
first loss of the year as visl tig
Bay cruised to victory'.
The Tornadoes, who
thumped Apalachicola this
past Monday, built an early
lead, heading into the locker
room up 31,12.
The Sharks whittled -the
lead down a bit but frigid shoot-
ing prevented a comeback and
Bay scored 24 fourth-quaiter
points to pull away.
"We came back"a little4it
but could not put the bafi in
the hole," Kurnitsky said. "It
was one of those nights.
"They are a really good
team, a (Class) 4A team. 'We
did not play well, but we take
on all comers. We'll play any-
body. It makes you better in
the long run."
Jordan McNair, Rashard
Rouse and Ramone Beartd
each had seven Ioints for the
Sharks.
Ricardo Clemmons added
six points. Arsenio Sanders
and Chaz Byrd each had four
points and Matt Gannon had
three points.

Season
Paul Myers and Josh
Mitchell each scored eidit
points to lead the Gators. who
also got three points from
Chance Knowles and awo
points from Clarence 'Gray.:-.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Wewahitchka 63,
Bethlehem59
The Gators won for the
first time in the young season
as they traveled to Bonifay aid
came away with the victory"' .
Josh Mitchell scored'23
points, Taylor Smith had '18,
and Clarence Gray added' 14
to pace the Gators.
Wewahitchka hosted
Liberty County on Tuesday
night.


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Sharks Lose Two Tough Games,


Remain Undefeated in District


By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
The Sharks narrowly lost
for the first time on Monday,
November 27, 1-0 to the
Wafulla War Eagles. Despite
aij' energetic bombardment
of offense late in the game,
the Sharks were unable put a
score on the board.
Similarly, Port St. Joe lost
to, 3ay High School 1-0 on
Ttiesday, November 28. Neither
loss blemished the Sharks' 5-
0 district record because both


large schools are in Class 4-A.
The Sharks appeared to
have internalized their les-
sons; Thursday, November 30,
the team beat Rutherford 4-1.
Their season record is 6-2.
Wakulla 1, Port St. Joe 0
Starting offensively, the
Sharks found no good oppor-
tunities to score. Carlos
Castillo was the first player to
successfully kick the ball past
the goalie, but the ball was
too far right of the posts to
count. At half time, the score
remained fixed 0-0.


Jonathan Davidson/The Star


The Sharks were slow to
start the second half and sur-
rendered control to the War
Eagles who, taking advantage,
managed to score after many
throw-ins and a corner kick.
The Sharks prevented many
more goals thanks to Zeke
Stephens who spent the whole
game successfully shadowing
star player Patrick Stewart.
Stewart had scored many of
the goals of the pre-season
0-4 loss to Wakulla but did
not make one Monday. To
cover the open field position,
the other mid-fielder, Castillo
covered Stevens' open spot
and sent most of the balls
right back up-field before the
defense became threatened.
Kurtis Krum made a
breakaway halfway through the
second half following a victori-
ous struggle for ball posses-
sion. After Krum kicked beau-
tifully past another defend-
er to Mica Ashcraft gained
possession, made a circle to
lose his defender, and hit net,
all unfortunately to no avail:
an off-sides call reversed the
score.
Head Coach Tom Curry.
reported the linesman was in
the right position to' decide
if Krum was closer than the
second to last Wakulla defend-
er to the goal and remarked
evenly, "One foot back would
have tied the score."
Defense was consistently
strong. Adam Footlik knocked
many balls out of bounds
and worked well with Hunter


Garth, covering the ball while
the goalie came far out of his
box to grab it. Kevin Quaranta
tack led many War Eagles,
although he eventually received
a yellow card about a third of
the way into the second half.
The referees also conferred
Castillo a yellow card for some
aggressive play. Footlik almost
got kicked in the jaw while try-
ing to head the ball near the
Shark goal; Wakulla received
its own yellow card.
"Two yellow cards are
very common," testified Coach
Curry. "When you're very
aggressive, sometimes when
you go after the ball you'll
get the guy instead." Because
two yellow cards for the same
player result in a fined red
card for the school, Shark
players adjust their playing
styles appropriately.

Bay High 1, Port St. Joe 0
The Sharks played the
equally difficult Bay High
School the following evening,
November 28.
"It was a great contest
because we knew their boys
and they knew us. We played
excellent... We had more and
better opportunities to score
than the other team but we
just didn't [finish it]," Coach
Curry said.
Beyond the opportuni-
ties. Tuesday night's game
uncannily echoed play against
Wakulla. Both teams slipped
goals through the Shark


ady Sharks Split for Week


The Lady Sharks soccer
team scored a victory over
-Marianna sandwiched between
losses to area power Panama
City Beach Arnold during the
last week.
The Sharks were swept
in a home-and-home with
Arnold, despite solid defensive
play. and shutout Marianna.
The Lady Sharks are 3-4-
?Lon the season.
j Nov. 28 \
Arnold 7, Port St. Joe 0
, The Lady Sharks played
hi6st this time around and lost
a hard fought game.
The midfielders and


Lady Sharl
Port St. Joe girls' basket-
b all team spent the first week
of the season last week on the
road, a facet of their season
which will continue until the
_Lady Sharks' first home game
on Saturday.
The Lady Sharks opened
the season 1-2, beating
.Blountstown between loss-
es Lynn Haven Mosley and
,Sneads. o
Nov. 27
Mpsley 72, Port St. Joe 34
The Lady Sharks opened
the season with a stiff test. tak-
ing on Class 5A power Mosley
in Lynn Haven.


defenders: Samantha Denton.
Lauren Sisk, Kayla Minger,
Carson Howse, Amy Brockmen
and Gabby Whittington worked
steady during the whole game
clearing attack after attack
from the Lady Shark goal.
The goalie Angela
Canington absorbed 20 shots
on goal and saved .13.'
Forwards Courtney
Hernisdorfer. Emily Baxley
and Kate Shoaf had one shot
each on goal.
Nov. 30
Port St. Joe 3, Marianna 0i
The Lady Sharks traveled
to Marianna and cane away


with a 3-0 win.
The Lady Sharks (2-3-
1) played well offensively
and defensively. Courtney
Hermsdorfer. Kayla Minger
and Carson Howse each scored
a goal with Kate Shoaf hav-
ing an assist. Goalie Angela
Canington had 5 saves.
Dec. 1
Arnold 3, Port St. Joe 0
The Lady Sharks (3-3-1)
traveled to Frank Brown Park
for a rematch with the Arnold
Lad, Marlins.
The game showcased the
stellar defense of the Lady
Sharks as Arnold continuous-


ly pounded the defense with'
shot after shot.
The Lady Sharks took
the loss. despite the excel-
lent defense of Lauren Sisk,
Gabby Whittington, and Kayla
Minger played excellent in-
their defense.
Angela Canington, in goal.
recorded a record 22 saves.
The Lady Sharks traveled
to Tallahassee to take on dis-
trict rival McClay in a double
header on Tuesday night and
will be back at Shark field at
6 p.m. ET on Friday to host
Wakulla.


ks Spend First Week on the Road


Samone Smiley led the
way for Port St. Joe with 10
points. Rachel Parker added
sev eil points. Kayla Parker had
five points and Tiara Pryor
chipped in with four points.
Mariah Johnson, Keesa
Clemmons and Taylor Byrd
each had twvo points.
Nov. 28
Port St. Joe 33,
Blountstown 20
Staying with a theme
ofroad games against larg-
er schools, the Lady. Sharks
jumped out early and won
going away against the Lady
Tigers.


Jera Ashabrenner led the
way for Port St. Joe with nine
points and Taylor Byrd and
Tiara Pryor each had seven
points.
Samone Smiley added
four points and Kayla Parker,
Rachel Parker and Mariah
Johnson had two points
apiece.
Dec. 1
Sneads 42,
Port St. Joe 40
In a tight game the Lady
Sharks could not come up
with the crucial basket in the
final minutes at Sneads.
Tiara Pryor paced Port St.


Joe with 10 points and Jera
Ashabrenner and Samone
Smiley each added nine
points. ?
Kayla Parker had six
points and Taylor Byrd. Rachel
Parker and Chloe Warren each
had two points.
The Lady Sharks played
at Liberty County on Tuesday
and will be at West Gadsden
on Thursday afternoon.
The first home game of the
season will be at 4:30 p.m. on
Saturday against Cottondale.


defense only in the early sec-
ond half. Afterwards, Port St.
Joe offensive efforts redou-
bled although neither had the
desired results. Curry clearly
expressed satisfaction of his
team that night, believing it to
'be their best played game of
the season.
He said they came much
closer to scoring and thought
the goal scored against them
by a cross shot was much
more elegant and unstoppable
than the flailing after a corner
kick against Wakulla.
"We really learned a lot
about attacking the goal. espe-
cially toward the end of the
games. We came very close
against Bay. About two min-
utes left in the game we had
two very close attacks. That's
what we need.to compete in
the district playoffs." said
Coach Curry.
Hunter Garth and Sam
Ellmer split goalie duty.
Each had four or five good
saves, according to their
coach. Ellmer. whose primary
responsibility is to serve as a


w


second goalie for the Sharks,:
has rarely been afforded the
opportunity this season.
"We've been absent one or
another key player on the field>
and Sam's an excellent field
player: wing ,and defense and
forward as needed. He's a ver j
versatile player."

Port St. Joe 4, .
Rutherford 1 .
Winning the game against
Rutherford came more easily
to the Sharks after the Intense
games earlier in the week. The
win boosted the Port St. Joe
district record to 6-0. .
Anticipating a shot at the
regional tournaments, Curry
took another moment to con-
sider that without some hard
fights land losses), the pri-
vate school "powerhouses" In
regional playoffs would be too
advanced.
Krum scored two goals
m the first half and Stephens
scored one. During the second
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Minger, a sophomore midfielder,
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and helped anchor a defense in games
against tough Panama City Beach
Arnold.


2006


SSPORTS SCHEDULE


PORT ST. JOE SHARKS
J.V. Football Schedule 4. 9/8 Chipley


Game Date Team Place
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2. 8/24 Blountstown iH
3. 9/7 Wewahitchka (A)
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7:00 7.
7:00
7:00 8.
7:00
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8/25 Blountstown iHlI


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10/13
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11/3


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WEATHER
Temps for December 7


RECORD
High: 78 (1978)
Low: 23 (1937)


TODAY






Cloudy with a few
showers possible
High: 61; Low: 32


TOMORROW






Mostly sunny and
cooler
High: 550; Low: 300


SATURDAY






Mostly sunny and
warmer
High: 620; Low: 44


SUNDAY


Increasing afternoon
clouds
High: 610; Low: 44


MONDAY

11




Sunny to partly cloudy
skies
High: 660; Low: 490


TUESDAY
12




Mostly sunny and
pleasant
High: 670; Low: 450


WEDNESDAY






Becoming mostly
cloudy
High: 650; Low: 470


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Monday 12/4 59/37/0.00
Sunday 12/3 65/53/trace
Saturday 12/2 67/44/0.00
Friday 12/1 72/52/0.10
Thursday 11/30...................... 74/67/0.00
Wednesday 11/29.................. 73/65/0.00
Tuesday 11/28 73/63/0.00


SUN & MOON
Sunrise Sunset
Thursday 12/7. .. .7:24 a.m.. .5:42 p.m.
Friday 12/8 ..... .7:24 a.m.. .5:42 p.m.
Saturday 12/9 .. .7:25 a.m.. .5:42 p.m.
Sunday 12/10 .7:26 a.m.. .5:42 p.m.
Monday 12/11. ... .7:26 a.m.. .5:42 p.m.
Tuesday 12/12. .; .7:27 a.m.. .5:43 p.m.
Wednesday 12/13 7:28 a.m.. .5:43 p.m.

Moonrise Moonset
Thursday 12/7. ...8:20 p.m...10:06 a.m.
Friday 12/8 ...... 9:23 p.m.. .10:50 a.m.
Saturday 12/9 ... .10:23 p.m. 11:27 a.m.
Sunday 12/10 .11:19 p.m. 11:59 a.m.
Monday 12/11 ....-- .. .12:27 p.m.
Tuesday 12/12. ... 12:13 a.m. 12:53 p.m.
Wednesday 12/13 1:06 a.m.. .1:19 p.m.


APALACHICOLA RIVER
Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
Woodruff Tailwater 66.0 40.85 *-0.03
Chattahoochee 40.84 -0.03
Blountstown 15.0 2.86 -0.10
Wewahitchka 13.92 -0.41
OCHLOCKONEE RIVER


Thomasville
Concord
Havana
Bloxham


Moderate
1 2 3 4 5


15.0 2.09
25.91
25.0 11.98
22.0 3.44


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

6 7 8 9 10 11 12


Low ".l. H In e I- n i Extrem e


Last New First


Dec. 12 Dec. 20 Dec. 27


Friday
Hi Lo
Albany 60 23
Apalachicola 54 30
Bainbridge 53 28
Bristol 57 28
Columbus 50 26
Crystal Lake 55 28
Defuniak Sp. 55 27
Dothan 53 27
Enterprise 53 27
Ft. Walton Bch.58 34
Gainesville 57 32
Jacksonville 56 32
Marianna 54 28
Mobile 53 30
Montgomery 50 26
Newport 56 30
Niceville 56 30
Panama City 56 33
Pascagoula 53 30
Pensacola 53 34
Port St. Joe 55 30
Tallahassee 62 26
Valdosta 55 29
Wewahitchka 56 30
Wilma 57 29


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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
High
Low
Monday
High
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Tuesday
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High
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ST. JOSEPH BAY


10:54 -0.7
A.M. ft.
12:14 1.7
11:23 -0.6
A.M. ft.
12:43 1.4
11:36 -0.3
A.M. ft.
12:55 1.2
11:30 -0.2
A.M. ft.
8:22 0.8
11:00 0.0


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Saturday
Hi Lo Otlk
64 35 s
60 43 s
59 40 s
63 40 s
64 33 s
64 39 s
64 38 s
65 36 s
65 36 s
65 46 s
64 40 pc
60 41 pc
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61 41 s
60 33 pc
63 39 s
64 44 s
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-. -


Lake-effect snow will fall through the Great Lakes on Thursday as a brisk and cold northwest winds flows over the warmer waters.
Minor accumulations will be likely along the southern and eastern shores of the region. High pressure will spread sunshine
through much of the Plains states. The exception will be southern sections of Texas where rain and a few thunderstorms will be
likely, Most of the West will experienced a dry day, as skies will be sunny to partly cloudy.


EXTREMES MONDAY:
Hottest: 85. We-t Pi.ei.ill Fli
Coolest: -1., Grja3nd La'IV, Coui,


Today
City Hi Lo Otik
Albuquerque 47 26 s
Anchorage 34 23 sn
Atlanta 49 20 pc
Baltimore 48 23 pc
Billings 42 29. s
Birmingham 45 21 pc
Boise 36 28-pc
Boston 45 26 sh
Buffalo 30 22 pc
Cheyenne 42 23 s
Chicago 18 14 pc
Cincinnati 31 18 sn
Cleveland 28 19 sn
Dayton 25 14 sn
Denver 44 22 s ,
Des Moines 26 14 s
Detroit 26 18 sn
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Amsterdam
Athens
Baghdad
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B' Aires
Cairo
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Today
Hi Lo
86 73
48 39
58 47
58 43
90 73
37 26
47 38
49 40
84 65
64 50
41 24
47 36


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39 24 s Ii
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45 24 pc L
40 32 c L
37 25 s L
28 24 sn IV
50 25 s IV
33 21 s 4
32 20 s It
31 22 pc N
32 20 s NI
54 22 s I
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88 74 pc G
49 40 r H
57 48 sh H
57 42 s J
89 77 pc K
33 20 c L
48 38 c L
50 41 r M
85 64 pc t
68 44 s M
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.os Angeles
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lilwaukee
linneapolis
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New Orleans
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Imaha
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[ong Kong
erusalem
abul
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Madrid
Mexico City
Montreal
Moscow
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Hi Lo
55 29
11 -1
82 71
24 13
30 17
63 39
43 24
75 52
40 22
82 62
19 7
17 8
35 20
60 36
44 29
31 17
74 48


Today
Hi Lo
49 38
41 30
79 65
67 53
37 20
77 63
.48 38
55 37
69. 47
26 12
44 38
78 59


Tomorrow
Hi Lo Otlk
57 32 pc
13 0 c
83 70 s
31 23 pc
39 29 s
65 42 pc
46 26 s
70 51 s
44 27 s
72 60 pc
27 21 s
33 18 pc
40 26 s
53 38 s
35 28 s
44 23 s
60 43 pc


Tomorrow
Hi Lo Otik
48 38 r
43 31 sh
77 66 c
64 50 pc
38 21 s5
78 67 pc
50 39 r
54 36 pc
63 44 sh .
25 14 sn
48 35 s
76 54 pc


City
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Reno
Richmond
Sacramento
St. Louis
Salt Lk City
San Diego
San Fran.
Seattle
Spokane
Tucson
Wash., D.C.
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City
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Rome
Seoul
Singapore
Sydney -
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Vancouver
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Today
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46 23 pc
75 45 s
30 21 sn
44 21 rs
45 36 pc
53 26 s
51 23 pc
62 43 s
25 17 pc
36 22 s
69 50 s
62 52 s
49 37 pc
32 22 c
71 42. s
49 24 pc
36 20 s


Today
Hi Lo
42 33
50 39
83 72
58 47
38 28
87 77
80 60
58 50
24 13
43 37
47 36
49 37


Tomorrow
Hi Lo Otik
37 23 pc
73 47 s
30 19 pc
35 20 s
46 38 sh
51 29 pc
42 18 s
58 49 sh
34 27 s
40 26 'pc
67 51 pc
60 52 sh
47 38 sh
31 25 c
69 43 s
42 24 s
49 30 s


Tomorrow
Hi Lo Otlk
43 30 sh
52 40 r
82 72 t
55 42 sh
35 25 c
89 78 t
82 67 s
55 43 pc
26 15 sn
46 39 sh
49 39 pc
48 41 pc


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Sister Kaitlyn Welcomes the Birth of Her "Bubba"
John Michael Curtis Kinney was born on November 21,
2006 at the Gulf Coast Medical Hospital to Crystal Abernathy
and John Kinney. He weighed 7 lbs., 8.9 oz and was 20 1/2 inches
long.
John's maternal grandparents are Michael Abernathy of
Opelika, AL and Diane Sharpe of White City, FL. His paternal
grandparents are Annette and Curtis Porter of Wewahitchka.



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Wow! 1 Already!
Braxton Presley, son of Pertanya' Presley, turned 1 on Dec.
6. Braxton has brought great joy to his family, friends, and all
that know him over the last year. To honor Braxton, his family
and friends will be celebrating with a 1 year party and many
more to come.
Love, Mama, Nana, and Pepe


25th Wedding
Anniversary
Lavon and Tammy
Canington will celebrate their
25th on the 5th of December.
They will renew their vows
on December 23 at 5 pm at
Family Life Church. All friends
and family are invited.


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Alison Turned "8"
Alison Faith Gay cel-
ebrated her 81t birthday on
November 18 at a beach house
on Indian Pass for the week-
end. Also, her birthday pres-
ent from Mama & Scooter was
a Golden Retriever Puppy that
she named Lacy also helped
celebrate her special day.
Mama, Scooter, brother
B.J., grandparents, aunts,
uncles, cousins, and many
friends came and enjoyed the
day with her and Lacy.
Alison Faith is the daugh-
ter of Kellie Braswell and the
late Bobby Gay of Port St.
Joe. _
Alison is the granddaugh-
ter of Buddy and Sue Ann
Kennington-arnd Robert and
Audrey Gay, all of Port St.
Joe.


It's a Girl!


Derric and Jennifer Barber of Albuquerque, New Mexico are
pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kenzie Aurehi
Barber. Kenzie was born on September 25, 2006 at Presbyterian
Hospital in Albuquerque. She weighed 6 lbs and 8 oz and mea-
sured 19 inches.
Kenzie is the granddaughter of Garry and Traci Gaddd~
of Mexico Beach, FL, Ellen Barber of Niceville, FL, JT and Ddl
Barber of Crestview, FL, and Tom LaColle of Coventry, RI. L .


Bryleigh is One!!
Bryleigh Jones turned I on Nov. 8. She celebrated her birth-,
day at her grandparents' house with her family and friends.
Bryleigh is the daughter of Danny Jones and Keesha Linton
of Port St. Joe. Granddaughter of Johnny and Sonya Linton
of Port St. Joe, Jerry and Beckie Jones and Tammy Jones .of
Apalachicola.


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Misty Barfield, Marie Wimberly, Nathaniel Barfield and Thelma
(Nanny) Walker
5 Generations Celebrate Thanksgiving at
Bay St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation Center
Thelma (Nanny) Walker celebrated Thanksgiving with 5th generation
great-great grandson, Nathaniel Barfield, daughter(Marie Wimberly)and
great-granddaughter Misty Barfield at Bay St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation
Center. Nanny is one of the many family members/residents at Bay St.
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Garden Club's Newest Members
Mary Harrison and Elaine Jackson are talking to their newest mem-
bers along with their Activities Director Nancy Dimitrivich (not shown)
and Carrie Harrison (not shown), the Human Resource Director, from
the nursing home. They are from left to right:
. Susie Williams, Agnes Culpepper (a past Garden Clubber), Mary
Coe, Walter Davis
We welcome these new members and anyone else who would like to
join the Garden Club (men included).
To All Mexico Beach Sanitation Customers
- The City of Mexico Beach will observe the following holiday sched-
lule for sanitation services:
Week of December 18, 2006 December 22, 2006
Monday 12/18/06 Regular garbage pickup
Tuesday- 12/19/06 Regular garbage pickup
Wednesday- 12/20/06 Yard Debris pickup
Thursday- 12/21/06 Regular garbage pickup
Friday- 12/22/06 Regular garbage pickup
Week of December 25, 2006 December 29, 2006
Monday- 12/25/06 Holiday-No pickup
Tuesday- 12/26/06 Holiday-No pickup
Wednesday- 12/27/06 14th Street to Canal Pkwy
Thursday- 12/28/06 Regular garbage pickup
Friday- 12/29/06 Regular garbage pickup
Week of January 1, 2007 January 5, 2006
Monday- 1/1/07 Holiday-No pickup
Tuesday- 1/2/07 14th Street to Canal Pkwy
" Wednesday- 1/3/07 151h Street to Hwy 386
Thursday- 1/4/07 Regular garbage pickup,
Friday- 1/5/06 Regular garbage pickup
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605 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL
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Sil's Home Center
1023 N. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32404
1-800-239-4671
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Available now for adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Brandi & Candy, female miniature pin-
scher mix pups, 3 months old (pictured);
Mello, a beautiful, reddish yellow female;
Snickers, a five month old male pup;
Lance, a beautiful male with blue eyes;
Angel & Gabriel, a 10 week old female,
Siamese mix and an 8 week old mail Solid
White; Scotty, a 5 or 6 month old male
kitty; Ike, and Mike, 9 month old B/T
hounds. (1 set shots); Boots, an 18 week
old male kitty. Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007
Tenth Street. Volunteers appreciated.

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"Locks of Love"
Lexle McGhee donated her hair to Locks of Love. "In
honor of a special Teacher in PS.J. Sherry Davidson, who
battled the loss of hair. through chemo treatments, that
has touched our hearts." says Lexie.
Also. Candi O'Bryan of Wewa donated her hair too!
"For the kids." Candi says:
Kandi Rollins owner ofKandi's Kountry Kuts wants to
thank the girls for their donations of hair! Sherry thanks
. for touching our hearts!


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FIRST ANNUAL STAR+TIMES HOLIDAY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, December 9, 2006 + St. Joseph's Bay Country Club + Port St. Joe, Florida
Registration Deadline: Wednesday. December 6. 2006
Fee: $75 per person or $300 per 4-person team. Includes greens fees, golf cart, and lunch. Regurlatiun ir n.t 7 31.0 m and the tiurrrnent begin t 9 a m ktth a
shotgun start. Winning Team prizes and door prizes will be awarded at the end of play. Spzce i. linuicd t:i. p'.:, er-. o g-n up e.rlI',
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850-227-1900


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SPONSORSHIPS & PRIZES
It's a great promotion for your business!
You will be recognized through promotional
advertising in both The Star and The Times.
*Someone from The Star pr The Times "u dl contact you
upon submission of this form.
+HOLE SPONSORSHIP $125 per sign
YES, I would like to have m\ business name recognized on
a hole sponsor sign and selected promotional items.
(Holes will be randomly selected.)
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YES, I am able to donate a prize.
I will donate a prize of
Quantity: Total monetary value of this prize __
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Name:
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The Star: 135 W. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe FL 32456
The Times: 129 Commerce Dr.* Apalachicola PL 32320
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:


THE STAR
850.227.1278
FAX: 850.227.7212


850.653.8868
FAX: 850.653.8036


We would like to thank the
following supporters for their
generous donations:


Bluewater Outrigger
Hungry Howies.
Ed Red Hot Sauce
Vision Bank
Superior Bank
Prosperity Bank
Pepper's Mexican
Restaurant
Petals by The Bay
Coastal Community
Bank; Coastal
Community
Mortgage

St. Joe Rent All;
Nursery and Supply
The Port Home
of Fine Wine and
Spirits


Sunset Coastal Grill
Coast2Coast
Printing and
Promotions
Ramseys' Printing
and Office Supplies
Gulf Asphalt
Company
Beach Realty
Hannon Insurance
L.L. Lanier Tupelo
Honey
Prickly Pear
St. Joe Golf Carts
Palm Tree Books
Port Inn
Mainstay Suites


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with his loving family by his
side to be with his mother,
Cathryn Coatney Davidson,
who preceded him in death.
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St. Joe High School and
worked at several indus-
tries in Port St. Joe before
moving to Washington
County. Keith possessed a
keen sense of humor and
the gift of gab that always
kept smiles on the faces
of those around him. He
is preceded in death by
his mother; paternal grand-


parents, Sanford & Susan
Davidson and maternal
grandparents, Randall &
Kate Coatney. He is sur-
vived by his parents, Paul
and Neta Davidson of Poplar
Head; his children, Tiffany
and Clayton Davidson both
of Chipley; two brothers,
Paul Jr. (Leann) Davidson
and Robert (Tina) Searcy
all of Poplar Head; a host


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Public Law 103-308,
as amended, designates
December 7 of each year
as National Pearl Harbor
Remembrance Day. On
this date, all Americans
are asked to fly the United
States flag at half-staff,
and are encouraged to
participate in appropriate
ceremonies and activities
in honor of the more than
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December 7, 1941, attack
on Pearl Harbor. At this
time, we also honor the
millions of Americans who
courageously served and
sacrificed in the ensuring
years to overcome one of
the world's greatest evils
and preserve the United
States of America as a land
of liberty and justice for
all.


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of nieces and nephews,
family and close friends.
Services will be 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 5 at
Poplar Head Independent
Free Will Baptist. Church
with Rev. John Pettis offi-
ciating. Interment will
follow in the Poplar Head
Church Cemetery. Active
pallbearers are Rusty
Burch, Randall Walker,


James Mock, Ronnie
Butler, Chris Smith, Tony
Day; Honorary pallbearers
are Steve Smith, Tommy
Walker, Roger Thomas.
Contributions may be made
to Covenant Hospice, whose
staff brought so much care
and compassion to Keith
and his family. Peel Funeral
Home of Bonifay, FL direct-
ing.


Tyndall


Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Visit
Ms. Jonna Doolittle
Hoppes, author and
granddaughter of the
legendary aviator Jimmy
Doolittle, will be visiting
Tyndall AFB Dec.. 5. Ms.
Doolittle Hoppes will
sign copies of her book,
Calculated Risk: The
Extraordinary Life of
Jimmy Doolittle, at the
Base Exchange from 9 a.m.,
to 11:30 a.m. and 2:15
p.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Golden Age holi-
day party
Tyndall. will be hosting
a party for veterans and
their spouses from 1 to 3
p.m. Dec. 13 at the Enlisted
Club. Donations for cookies
(sugar-free if possible) and
fruit basket sponsors will


be greatly appreciated. For
more information please
contact Chief Master Sgt.
Sharrell Callaway at 283-
8845.

Education Grant
Program
The Air Force Aid
Society's General Henry H.
Arnold Education Grant
Program provides $2,000
grants for undergraduate
studies to spouses and
dependents of military and
retired servicemembers.
The deadline for the
2007-2008 academic year
submissions is March 9,
2007. The use of funds is
limited to tuition, books,
fees and other curriculum
related expenses. Apply
online at www.afas.org. For
more information, call 283-
2404.


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REQUESTS FOR
QUALIFICATIONS
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
requests statements of qualifi-
cationsfrom anyengineering or
environmental firm qualified to
do the permitting, plans, speci-
fications, environmental test-
ing and sampling for dredging
and disposal of dredge mate-
rial. Such qualifications, re-
sumes or other matters, except
price, which the firm wishes to
present in writing to the Port
St. Joe Port Authority may be
submitted by delivery service to
521 Premier Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, or by U.S. Mail
at RO. Box 745, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32457, and is due on
or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday,
December 15, 2006. The ma-
terials submitted will be used
in rating the firm for perform-
ing work on certain dredging
project anticipated by the Pori
Authority.
PORT ST. JOE PORT AUTHORITY
/s/ Tommy Pitts,
Director
/s/Allen Cox
Chairman


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On Thursday, November 16th, a very excit-
ed 3rd grade class hosted a celebration lun-
cheon for their teacher, Mrs. Jeannie Davis.
.Miss Jeannie is from England and is applying
-for U.S. citizenship. Her students helped her
to prepare for her Citizenship test by quizzing
her on some of the 120 sample questions and
praying for her before she left for Jacksonville
to be tested on the 15th. Upon hearing of her
success, a celebration was naturally in order.
The theme, of course, was red, white, and blue.
,.She was presented with a pretty crystal flag pin
and a bouquet of red, white, and blue flowers.
,'They all enjoyed a special lunch and a beauti-
-fully decorated red, white, and blue cake. The
-next day one of the students brought a cute red,
white and blue teddy bear. The final step will
be the Oath of Allegiance ceremony, and Ted
will be going along!. Miss Jeannie says "Thank
you" to all for the wonderful surprise and for
the prayers and kindness. She can't wait to
really belong in her adopted country. We are
proud of you, Miss Jeannie!!
Also on November 16th, the 10th and 11th
-.grade science class went to St. Vincent National
Wildlife Reserve. They were given a private tour
-of the island by Monica Harris. They heard the
fascinating history of the island and its inhabit-
ants, past and present. Lunch was enjoyed in a
.100 year old house. The group also did sound
tracking for red wolves. ,
Thank you to everyone who donated shoe-
Sboxes and to those who donated financially for
-Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
- Because of your generosity, 144 children around
.-the world will receive a gift for Christmas and
-the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
"Thank you for sharing your blessings and
' 'God's love with others.
FCS's librarian, Mrs. Lynn Wells, had
surgery November 30. Praise God! The doc-
tors were very pleased with the operation. We
ask that everyone would pray with us for Mrs.
.-Wells' quick and complete recovery. We miss
you, Mrs. Wells. Hurry backI
Look for our article and pictures next


week about our special K3 "Stew Day" and
our 1st and 2nd grade Thanksgiving play. We
trust that everyone had a blessed and rest-
ful Thanksgiving holiday. Let us never forget
the source of all our blessings, Jesus Christ,
and His greatest blessing forgiveness and life
through His sacrifice.


BOXES AWAY! FCS students load Samaritans's
Purse Christmas Child Shoeboxes in the truck for
the first leg of a trip that reaches around the
world.


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


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

MorningWorshiF: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00p.m.
\. All Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
JeffMitty
MinisterofMusic/Youth
Deborah Loyles
Director of Children Mihistries


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


Mike Westbro
Pastor


Citizenship Party: Ty Royal, Reid Kennedy,
Jacqueline LaLuzerne, Miss Jeannie, Hal'leigh
Keels, Lael Parker, Kaleb Hamm, Taylor
Matincheck, and Bailee Fontaine. Not pictured,
Kyle Bouington.


FCS 10th and 11 th science class: Justin Kilgore,
Derek Barfield, Trevor Burch, Zach Taylor, Jamie
Kennedy, C. J. Miller, Jessica Sarmiento. Teachers:
Mary Anttila and MazieStone.


OBreakfast with Santa

JFree to all area children at PSJ

SUnited Methodist Church


S-- The First United Methodist Church of
- Port St. Joe is excited to announce they will
-host a special "Breakfast with Santa" event.
Free to all area children up'to 3rd grade, with
-. Santa photos and other activities. Festivities
will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, where
the kids will be treated to a pancake break-
-: fast in the Fellowship Hall. Then, Santa and
4 Mrs. Claus will arrive for a reading of The
Christmas Story. A photographer will be on
-'hand for pictures with Santa. and the chil-
-dren can decorate their frames in the craft
C area. All activities are free. C
Deborah Loyless, Children's Minister
and Reverend Mac Fulcher, are coordinating
the events. "We're expecting over 100 kids."
said Fulcher. "Many of these'kids already
: know Deborah from after-school programs,
whether they attend church here or else-
where, but we truly welcome everyone and
hope parents will bring their children to
participate, in the fun." Parents are encour-
aged to attend with their child. The event is
,expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m.
More information is available by call-
Sing Deborah at the church, at 227-1724, or

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by visiting the children's web site at www.
firstumckids.org.

"Furniture SALE


Sofas, Chairs. Heaters. etc.
ALL ITEMS MUST GO!
No reasonable offer refused.
Parsonage next to church at 146 Avenue
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Every Friday. 9 AM-1:30 PM
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Christmas Weekend)



St. Peter's Anglican Church
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP) \


MORNING PRAYER &
HOLY COMMUNION..............8:00 a.m.

The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the ruited Peiiece'.i.al Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL



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


OAK GROVE
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor: James Wkley
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


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.


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:OOam EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am 1ST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"





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St. Joseph Parish
20t & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL,
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)


"Our Church can be your home"

First Church of the.Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


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Surilday Marr rig Wo.rii .. 11 a.m.
Sunrday Evriinij W triip ...... 6 p.m.
Wednisdai y Everiung Service .. 7 p m





SI11l1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL32410
SliidiyWrslipiSeirek 8:00 a.m. CST,
SudqSkool: 9:30 a.m. CST
S : libledi: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
lie people of exico Beach United Metlodist (hnrch
NuRSRtn PROVIDED
Rev Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820



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"Touching Lives with the Love,of Jesus"


Join us in worship Ap oh. ..e,
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew .
&
Cathy Ritherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family ufeChurch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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

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


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Worship with us at


Long Avenue Baptist ChurchY

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


1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
1857


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Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue>



H' BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
S'WNDAY: ,i.-'.: I ,Tmbl 9:45 a.m..* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
S1.:.,-i1ri '. .rpr. 11l 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



i First Baptist Church>
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister lo Students
Sunday School ................. ...9:45 am
Worship Service . 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship . .. . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105 5 FM. .... 7:49 am ET




First Baptist Church

MEXIco BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10 00 a.m. and 6 00 p.m
Bible Study Sundays at 9.00 a.m. all age,)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p m.
Please note, all times central!
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1 Fa "i'. "A Reformed Voice
I in the Community"

&8]Bl -i.. Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School .....................:....... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.................. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

TO 0IVOW CHRIST AND TO ALEI HIM K1VOWN

SST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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






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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


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in the Park
Jingle Bell 5K Run &
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
You are invited to the
1st Annual Jingle Bell Run.
Bring your children and
friends. Let's promote fit-
_.- ness and have fun, too!
Walkers welcome!
Run course: The run
'-- starts and ends at Petals n
Things.
:: Registration will begin
at 3 p.m. (CST) on Saturday,
Dec. 16. Registration fee
is. $10.00 early, prior to
Saturday, ,or $15.00 on
Race day plus a new toy
(value $5). The Race will
begin promptly at 4:00 p.m.
(CST).
Awards will be given
to the winners and t-shirts
will be given to the first 25
registered runners/walkers
by race day.
-- For more information,
contact Patty Fisher or Betty
Justice at Petals n Things
at (850) 639-5588.


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Garden Club
The Sea
I Oats and Dunes
-, Garden Club will
will hold their next
regular monthly
meeting on Dec.
12, at 11:00a.m.
ET at the Fire
House in St. Joe
Beach. The guest
-' -speaker will be
l s nw Clay Keels from
Petals in Port St.
Joe who will con-
duct a workshop
on Christmas Arrangements. After the program, the club
will hold their annual Christmas luncheon at a nearby
restaurant.
The Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each
month September through May at 10:00 a6m. ET and
covers St. Joe Beach, Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill, and
Overstreet. Guest speakers, field trips, good food, and
friendship are served at each meeting. The Club is active-
ly seeking new members, so if you have an interest in gar-
dening and making new friends, please plan to attend.
Any questions regarding Club meetings or member-
ship can be directed to Sandie Yarbrough at 648-4618.


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Once again, Santa is on
his way to visit all of the
boys and girls in Mexico
Beach. On December 10
at 6:00 p.m. CT at Sunset
Park (next to El Governor),
the Special Events of Mexico
Beach along with the City of
Mexico Beach will host a
spectacular Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony. "We
will have great music for all
to sing as well as delicious


homemade desserts and
hot chocolate" says Connie
Risinger, one of the organiz-
ers of this year's celebra-
tion. Several choirs from
Port St. Joe and Mexico
Beach will join together
and help bring in the holi-
day spirit. John Anderson,
from Mexico Beach United
Methodist Church will
lead the choirs as well as
the audience in many well


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known Christmas carols.
Another organizer of th.
festivities, Bea Sheeder
says "We are really excited
about Brother Dave Nichols
telling a Christmas story
to the children, he always
does such a wonderful job"
Connie Risinger, at
piano teacher in Mexico
Beach stated that "Shawnq
Wood, the troop leader, and
I are very excited to have
The Girl Scouts of Mexicq
Beach involved in our cei- ,
emony this year, we have
been working with them'
on a skit about a and b
medley of pop Christmas
songs." The Girl Scouts
are also asking everyone
to bring an unwrapped ty -
to the tree lighting and the
Mexico Beach Department-
of Public Safety will deliver :
them to families in need.
All are invited to joJin
us for refreshments, songs
and Santa Clause as we
ring in the holiday season.'

Upcoming Board of
Directors Meeting
The Area Agency od
Aging for :North Florida;;:-
Inc. will hold its Board -
of. Directors meeting oii-.-
Thursday December 7'
at 10:30 a.m., EST. Th :
meeting will be held at th6e-
Area Agency -on Aging for, -
North Florida; 2414 Mahai~ -
Drive; Tallahassee, Florida
32308.
This meeting is open t6
the public and Is a COST.,
FREE service.

Educator Preparatioin
Institute Community :
Forum at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College will host a commu
nity forum for the Educator
Preparation Institute (EPI};
"transition-to-teaching'.
program. The cornmmuni-
ty forum is scheduled for,
December 5. from 5:30
to 6:30 p.m., and will be
held on campus in Student
Union East, room 244. Thd'
EPI program is designed to
allow former or recent col-
lege graduates, with four.-.
year degrees, to begin .a
, career in teaching. ->
The EPI is a "hybrid-"
delivery program,. consist-
ing of nine classes takdi
through a mixture of online
and face-to-face traditional
classroom sessions.
According to the Florida
Department of Education,
the state is projected to hire
25,000 to 35,000 teachers
per year over the next three
to five years. The number
of graduates exiting the col-
lege of education programs
across the state of Florida
is approximately 6,000
per year. In an attempt to
address this emerging gap;
GCCC is offering "transi-
tion-to teaching" programs.
For additional informa-
tion, visit the Web site at
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


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MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
December 6th: Staff Development,
Half-Day for Students
December 20th: Half Day; End of the
grading period
December 21st-January 2nd: Winter
Break, NO School
.January 3rd: Employee Planning, No
School
Important Announcement:
.avernor Bush announced last
week the release of the FCAT test
Sinline. "The reading and mathe-
matics tests are actual tests taken
by students in 2006 and are no
longer in use. The reading and
mathematics tests for grades 3,
7, 9, and 10 are available in two
formats one which can be down-
loaded, and a new, interactive ver-
sion that allows you to take the
test and get results online. This
release includes test answer keys,
a' fact sheet explaining uses for the
test and frequently asked ques-
tions. Released tests are identi-
cal to the tests taken by students
except for questions that will be
used on future tests. Parents and
teachers can use the released tests
as additional resources to increase
students' comfort level and famil-
iarity with the FCAT." The 2005
and 2006 released FCAT tests, as
well as the supporting documents,
can be found at http://www.firn.
edu/doe/sas/fcatrelease.html .
Parents, please take advan-
tage of this tool and work with
your students to better prepare
them for the 2007 FCAT that will
b.e administered at the end of
February and beginning of March.
Port Saint Joe Middle
School's Positive Behavior Support
Program reward to students with
no discipline referrals for the
month of December is attending
the Christmas Dance which will be
held on December 20th I Students
keep up the good work and avoid
behavior that will get you a refer-
ral! You won't want to miss this
dance!
--' Parents, as the end of the
first semester rapidly approaches
I,want to encourage all of you to
speak with your students about
the importance of maintaining
good grades.
- The Gulf County School
Board Pupil Progression Plan con-
e' rning promotion and retention
of middle school students states:
"'Any student who has a pass-
.ig grade in each core subject


and meets the established district/
state grade level performance cri-
teria with a grade of 60 or better
on each benchmark in reading,
writing, mathematics, and science
shall be promoted. Any student
who fails one of the core subjects
and/or fails to meet the district/
state performance requirements
of FCAT (above level 1 or above 26
percentile) may be retained." Any
student who fails two or more core
subjects must be retained.
If you want to make an
appointment to talk with your
student's teachers about grades
please feel free to contact Andria
Butts and 227-3211 to set up an
appointment.
We had a good turn-out at
our Muffins with Mom and Donuts
with Dad breakfasts. We appreci-
ate all the parents who were able
to attend and make the events a
success. Thank you for partici-
pating.


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in the Kiwanis 5K run this past
Saturday.
The Student Government
Association has also been hard
at work. Their annual pie auction
had a wonderful turnout. Over
$1,000 dollars was raised that
will help in trips to district meet-
ings and other various aspects of
SGA. Also, if anyone, by chance,
ordered Yankee Candles from a
Student Government member,
your candles are in!
Sports
Football season -has ended
and basketball has already begun.
The boys had a game last night in
Chipley and will be playing again
this Saturday at the Dome against
Carter Parimore. J.V will be play-
ing at 6 p.m. and Varsity at 7:30.
Both the girls and the boy's
soccer teams have done well
through the beginning of their sea-
son. The boys played both Monday
and Tuesday night at home against
Freeport and Arnold and will play
again tomorrow night in West
Gadsden at 6 p.m. The girls last
played at Arnold on the 1t and
their next game will be the 9. at


Maclay at 1 p.m.
Programs
The Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation, Inc. would like every-
one to know that there will be
weekend tutoring on Saturdays
at Port St. Joe High School for
those students who seek extra
help in their studies. The hours
will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and
students will receive instruction
in Math, Reading, Writing, FCAT
Explorer, ACT, and SAT. For fur-
ther information you can contact
Mr. Kenneth Monette at the high
school, (850) 229-8251.
Port St. Joe High School
would like to thank everyone who
gave food for The Foundation of
Excellent Schools drive. It was a
big success!
Yearbook
The Monument staff would
like everyone to know that there
are e ways they can show
someone how special they are
this year. You can purchase a
Recognition ad, Friendship ad, or
a senior ad. For the. Recognition
ad, Parents, Grandparents, any-
one can take out an ad for a
certain student whether they are


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Crazy Clown Day
The first grade classes at Port St. Joe Elementary School held
their first ever "Crazy Clown Day" on October 31. All students and
teachers dressed up as a crazy clown. One student from each class
was honored with being the best dressed clown.
Left to Right: Joseph Cunningham, Lacey Linton, Katelyn Jones,
Devlyn Wallace, Marcella Phelps



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a freshman, sophomore, junior,
or senior. It's easy to create and
will always be nice to look back
on years later. The students can
take out a "friendship ad" which
lets them publish fun things about
their friends: and picture them
the way they want to be seen and
remembered in the yearbook. A
"friendship ad" and a "recognition
ad" is a great way to leave a lasting
impression of your own for every-
one to see. For more information
you can contact Erika Norton at
enorton(u'gPulf.kl2.fl.us or at Port
St. Joe High School. Hurry before
time runs out!
Also, last years and this years
yearbooks are now on sale. You
can place an order for this year's
yearbook at the high school until
January 12th. Each yearbook will
cost $40.00. Only a limited num-
ber will be printed so turn in your
order form now! There are still
extra copies of last year's yearbook
that are being sold my Mrs. Taylor
in the high school office. For more
information please contact Erika
Norton at the high school.
It's hard to believe that the
year is halfway through. My senior
year of high school is almost at an
end and it is a bitter-sweet feeling.
I have loved my high school years
and I cannot wait to see what is
in store for us all! Christmas is
just around the corner and I want
to wish everyone a wonderful and
blessed holiday! I want to leave
you with one of my favorite quotes
from an inspiring woman, Eleanor
Roosevelt. "The purpose of life is
to live it, to taste experience to the
utmost, to reach out eagerly and
without fear for newer and richer
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The holidays are finally here
and great things are happening in
the city of Port St. Joe, especially
at our local high school. Between
school clubs, sports, and special
programs there is something going
on everywhere.
Seniors
The Senior Class is almost
halfway through with our last year
of high school. Applications are
being sent in to colleges and jobs
are being set up. Senior portraits
were received over Thanksgiving
break and soon our caps and
gowns will be here, ready to wear.
The graduation date has been set
for May 21, 2007 and it is hard to
believe that it is almost here!
Clubs & Organizations
The Key Club has been very
busy the last fewweeks. Now that
the holidays are here, they have
been looking for various ways to
help our community. The week
of Thanksgiving, Key Club mem-
bers gathered boxes full of canned
goods and meats that were divided
between three needy families for
a nice Thanksgiving meal. Also,
they helped Kiwanis last week
make their Christmas float for the
city parade last Saturday which
turned out to be a great suc-
cess. They,a also, along with other
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Thursday, December 7, 2006 SECTION C


Luxur,


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Two years ago, Sandy and Ed Bish raised
more than a few eyebrows when they began

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Donamelia clients receive massages in this
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converting the former Star newspaper building
on Williams Ave. into Port St. Joe's first day
spa.
Like a flower sprung from desert soil, the
spa seemed an unlikely fit for the small town.
But the Bishes had a plan.
In conducting their own market analysis,
they discovered that people had to drive nearly
100 miles to receive the type of pampering they
hoped to offer Port St. Joe residents.
"There was no place to go and get a facial
and a massage, and the ambiance we offer
locally," said Sandy from her spa last Thursday.
"To go someplace like this, you had to go to
Destin, and we thought, 'Why not?'"
When he began the renovation project, Ed
wondered what he'd gotten himself into.
The rectangular space was filled with giant
paper rolls and printing presses the size of
small cars.
But Ed dug in, and created a functional,
architecturally interesting space for his wife to
work her magic.
Sandy began her career in the hotel/spa
industry 15 years ago in Fort Lauderdale under
the tutelage of a Swedish Olympic fencing
champion.
She later worked at a resort in Hawaii
before returning to south Florida to teach
exercise science and wellness at Miami Dade
Community College.
Sandy collaborated with Ed on the building
design, requesting spacious, private rooms for
face and body treatments.


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Ed crafted sliding doors fitted with laven-
der-tinted glass, and built archways and win-
dows to accommodate his impressive stained-
glass designs.
The couple decided on light purple paint
for the treatment room walls, choosing the
shade for its soothing, regal qualities.
After one disastrous color selection, they
found their shade in a five-gallon bucket of
"Oops" paint at Home Depot.
In naming her salon "Donamelia," Sandy
combined the names of her mother, Donna
Rocco Buccieri, and deceased mother-in-law,
Amelia Irmen Bish Guertin.
Sandy described her mother as an encour-
aging, motivating figure in her -life, and her
mother-in-law as someone who "always made
people feel welcome and special."
The name reflects Sandy's aspirations for
her spa.
From the calm colors to the soothing water
fountains and friendly service, Sandy strives to
provide a welcoming atmosphere.
"The minute you walk in the door, people
feel it," she said.
"You want that from us. You want some-
one to pay attention to you. You want to be the
queen of the hour."
On the Menu
Donamelia offers an array of services for
both men and women.
Custom facials, peels, and microdermabra-
sion treatments restore and rejuvenate the skin
while countering the tell-tale signs of aging.


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The Donamelia day spa is located at 304
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Full body massages in half-hour, one-hour
and 90-minute intervals run from $40 to $80,
(See LUXURY on Page 3C)


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and the whitening gel does not


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cause sensitivity.
The cost for the service,
which typically requires only
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When the neighboring
In Style hair salon closed its
doors in January, Donamelia
added a salon in an unused


back room.
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Susan Oliphant has settled
into the space, bringing with
her clients from Panama City
Beach, Atlanta, Chicago and
New York:
Sandy described Oliphant
as "the best hairstylist in this
whole area," and noted that
she is always "booked solid"
with appointments.
The salon uses the

(See LUXURY on Page 9C)


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COMMISSIONER


WILLIAMS WOULD LIKE TO

ANNOUNCE THAT THERE


WILL BE


A TOWN HALL


MEETING ON MONDAY,


DECEMBER 11,


2006 AT


6:00 RM., E.T., AT THE WHITE

CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE

DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS


ISSUES


IMPORTANT


TO


WHITE CITY RESIDENTS


Publish: November 30 and December 7, 2006


Ad #2006-128


PUBLIC NOTICE


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


(BOCC) meeting on
December 12, 2006


Tuesday,

at 6:00


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Office: (850) 227-3370
Cell: (850) 814-9139
528 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Lmartin@prosperitybank.com


PROSPERITY BANK
Member F Oar Eual Housg ende


Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender


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:


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE GULF COUNTY FIVE-YEAR


CAPITAL
SCHEDULE,


IMPROVEMENTS


AND


IMPROVEMENTS


CAPITAL
ELEMENT,


PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT


THEREWITH,


FOR


PROVIDING


SEVERABILITY AND


PROVIDING FORAN EFFECTIVE
DATE.


The public is encouraged to attend
and be heard on these matters.
Information prior to the meeting
can be viewed at the Planning
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Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
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Publish: November 30, 2006 and December 7, 2006


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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS


The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
will be receiving sealed bids from any qualified
person, company or corporation interested in
installing a fuel management system for the Road
Department. Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Franklin County Road Department, 376.
State Road 65, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Please indicate
on the envelope that it is a sealed bid. Bids will
be received until 4:30 pm (EDT) on December 21,
2006, at the Franklin County Clerks office, Franklin
County Courthouse, 33 Market Street Suite 203,
Apalachicola, FL 32320 and will be opened and
read aloud on January 2, 2007, at 9 am (EDT) at
the County Commissioner meeting at 34 Forbes
Street, Apalachicola, FL 32328. The Board of
County Commissioners reserves the right to waive
informalities of any bid, to accept and/or reject
any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their
judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin
County. If you have any questions) please contact
Virginia Messer at (850) 670-8640 or fcrd@gtcom.
net. Publish dates will be December 7, 2006, and
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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 bidder for
cash at the Front Door 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 following 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 S70'46
00"W, 175.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
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.
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 corporate 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 comer of the NS
1/4 of the NW 1/4, of Section
23, Township 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

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold a meeting on
Monday, December 11, 2006,
at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library
Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be
heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon.which the
appeal is to be based.
Publish December 7, 2006

Request for Proposals For
Banking Services

The City of Mexico Beach
hereby requests proposals and
qualifications from qualified
institutions to provide banking
services for a three (3) year peri-
od beginning January 2007.
Additional information con-
cerning the proposed services
being requested and specific
criteria to be used to evaluate
the proposals may be obtained
from Debbie McLeod, City Clerk,
City of Mexico Beach, P.O. Box
13425, 118 North 14th Street,
Mexico Beach, Florida, 32410,
telephone 850-648-5700.
Sealed proposals must be
marked clearly marked in the
lower left hand. corner "RFP
Banking Services" and received
by 12:00 p.m. CST on December
22, 2006 to the attention of
;Debbie McLeod, City Clerk.
Proposals will be opened at
City Hall at 3:00 p.m. CST on
December 22, 2006.
Publish December 7, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the 19th day of
December, 2006, at 6:00 P.M.,
EST, in the regular Commission
meeting room at .the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe, Florida,
will consider for final approval
the plat of Bdrefoot Cottages.
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Plat are on file at
the office of the City Clerk and
may be.inspected by the public
during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA
BY: /s /Frank Pate
Mayor-Commissioner

Attest: /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor/Clerk.
Publish December 7, 2006.

NOTICE OF EXPLANATION
TO PUBLIC OF FLOOD
PLAINS AND WETLANDS


DATE December 7, 2006

RECIPIENT: Gulf County

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

CONTACT: Don Butler, Chief
Administrator

Gulf County intends to con-
struct Community Development
Block Grant funded improve-
ments within the County. These
improvements include:
ACTIVITY(IES):

04a Water Lines New
Potable Twenty thousand
linear feet (20,000') of water
lines will be installed in the
Overstreet Community.

09a Water hookups -
Seventy-one (71) LMI income
households will be connected to
the new water system.


Unmet Need:

04a Water Tank/Well/
Treatment Plant Installation
of a booster pump station
and water storage facility on
the potable water line being
extended to the Overstreet
Community.

09a Water hookups
- Hook up nine (9) remain-
ing low and moderate income
households in the Overstreet
Community.

The proposed improvements
conform to all applicable State
Flood Plain protection stan-
dards where feasible and are
part of the community's long
range flood plain management
plan. The proposed action will
not affect natural or *beneficial
flood plain values as it repre-
sents an improvement within
the County.
Failure to provide these
improvements would result in
the continued use of shallow
wells by the residents in the
Overstreet Community. It is
the County's judgment that the
continued viability of the com-
munity outweighs consideration
of Executive Orders 11988 and
11990.
Additional agencies involved
in this project include the
State of Florida Department of
Community Affairs and the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development.
Comments on the proposed
project will be accepted until
December 23, 2006. Please
send your comments to the
address below.

Don Butler, Chief Administrator
Gulf County
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

A mqre detailed description
of the project and the FIA flood
maps are available for citizen
review at the County.
Publish December 7, 2006

CONCURRENT NOTICE
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO
SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON
THE ENVIRONMENT
AND NOTICE TO
PUBLIC FOR REMOVAL
OF ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS

DATE: December 7, 2006

RECIPIENT: Gulf County

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

TELEPHONE NUMBER: (850)
229-6111

To all Interested Agencies,
Groups and Persons:

On or about December
7, 2006, the above named
Gulf County will request that
the Florida Department of
Community Affairs, desig-
nated by the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban
Development, remove the
environmental conditions and
release Federal funds under
Title 1 of the Housing and
Community Development Act of
1974 (PL 93-383) for the follow-
ing activities in the Overstreet
Community:

04a Install New Potable
Water Lines
09a -Hookun the house-
holds in the Overstreet Area
that are occupied by low and
moderate income residents to
the potable water system.
Unmet Need:
04a Construct a Water
Storage Tank as part of the new
potable water system.

It has been determined
that such request for removal
of environmental conditions
will not .constitiate an action
significantly affecting the qual-
ity of the human environment;
accordingly, the above-named
recipient has decided not to pre-
pare an Environmental Impact
Statement under the National
Environmental Policy Act of
1969 (PL 91-190).

The reasons for the decision
not to prepare such Statement
are as follows:

1. Project is not harmful to
the Environment.
2. Project calls for no invol-
untary relocation.
3. Project calls for no forced
acquisition of land.

An Environmental Review
Record respecting the above
project has been made by the
above-named recipient which
documents the environmental
review of the project and more
fully sets forth the reasons why
such Statement is not required.
The Environmental Review
Record is on file at the County
and is available for public
examination and copying upon
request by calling (850) 229-
6111, Mr. Don Butler, between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. through
5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
No further environmental
review of such project is pro-
posed to be conducted prior to
the request for removal of envi-
ronmental conditions.
All interested agencies,
groups and persons disagreeing
with this decision are invited to
submit written comments for
consideration by the recipient to
Mr. Billy E. Traylor, Chairman,
Board of County. Commission,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Such written comments must
be received at the address speci-
fied on or before December 23,
2006.. All such comments so
received will be considered and
the recipient will not request the
removal of environmental condi-
tions or take any administra-
tive action on the above-named
project until the date specified
in the preceding sentence.
The recipient will undertake
the project described above with
Block Grant Funds from the


U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD)
under Title 1 of the Housing
and Community Development
Act of 1974 through the State of
Florida. The recipient is.certify-
ing to DCA that its environmen-
tal certifying officer identified
above, in the official capacity
as Chairman consents to accept
the jurisdictional responsibili-
ties in relation to environmental
reviews, decision making and
action; and that these responsi-
bilities have been satisfied. The
legal effect of the certification is
that upon its approval the recip-
ient may use the Block Grant
funds and HUD will have satis-
fied its responsibilities under the
National Environmental Policy
Act of 1969. DCA will accept
an objection to its approval only
if it is one (1) of the following
basis: a) that the certification
was not in fact executed by
the certifying officer or other
officer of applicant approved
by DCA; or b) that applicant's
environmental review record for
the .project indicates omission
of a required decision finding
or step applicable to the proj-
ect in the environmental review
process. Objections must be
prepared and submitted in
accordance with the required
procedure (24 CFR part 58) and
may be addressed to Florida
Department of Community
Affairs, Bureau of Community
Assistance, 2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida,
32399-2100.
Objections to the removal
of environmental conditions on
basis other than stated above
will not be considered by ICA.
No objection received after
January 15, 2007, will be con-
sidered by DCA.

Publish December 7, 2006

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

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

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

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgement
of Forclosure date November 28,
2006, and entered in Civil Action
No. 06-326-CA of the Curcuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parites were
the plaintiff, APALACHICOLA
STATE BANK, a division of
Coastal Community Bank, and
the defendants, BLUE HEAVEN
PROPERTIES, LLC, WAL-
MARC, INC., and MURIEL A.
WALTON, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash,
at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
on the 28th day of December.
2006, at the main door of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the following-
described real property as set

forth in said Final Judgement of
Foreclosure:

Begin at an iron pipe mark-
ing the intersection of the
Southwesterly R/W bound-
ary of U.S. Highway No. 98
with the Northerly bound-
ary of Fractional Section 6,
Township 7 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County,
Florida; from said Point of
Beginning run 839'50'00"E
along said Southwesterly
R/W boundary 153.27 feet
to a concrete monument;
thence leaving said R/W
boundary run 850 10'00"W,
204.57 feet to the approxi-
mate mean high water line
of St. Joseph's Bay: thence
run N3958'14"W along
said mean high water line
152.23 feet; thence leav-
ing said mean high water
line run N4952'28"E,
204.94 feet to the Point of
Beginning;
and a State of Florida
alcoholic beverage license
number BEV 3300028
SCOP (the sale of which
license shall be subject to
all terms and conditions
of the final judgements
entered herein).

The successful bidder at the
sale will be required to place
the requisite state documen-
tary stamps on the Certificate
of Title.

DATED this 28th day of
November, 2006.
Clerk of the Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/:Jasmlne Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish December 7 & 14, 2006

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

CLYDE EDWARD NORRIS
and wife
ELLA RUTH NORRIS
Plaintiff,
vs
Case No. 06-454-CA
MARCELLUS MORGAN
JONES, SR.,
if alive, and if dead, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees and creditors
and all other parites claiming
by, through, under or against
him.
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action TO REFORM A DEED on
the following property in Gulf
County, Floridat
Lot 3, Jonesville, as per plat
thereof in Plat Book 1, Page 57,
of the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a


copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on CHARLES A.
COSTIN, Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 413 Williams
Avenue, Port Sr. Joe, Florida
32456 on or before the 27th
day of December, 2006 and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition
DATE this 28th day of
November, 2006

Publish December 7 & 14, 21
& 28 2006

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

File Number 06-70-CP

PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF JUNE
ROXIE SMILEY FILOS,

Deceased.
/

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of JUNE ROXIE SMILEY
FILOS, deceased, File Number
06-70-CP, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
Costin, Jr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The estate
is testate, and the date of the
will is December 4, 1998. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and
the personal representative's
Attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF- THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
Any person entitled to
exempt property is required to
file a petition for determination of
exempt property with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN
FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE
OF TERMINATION OF ANY
PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE
CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION
TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF
THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY
OTHER MATTER AFFECTING
ANY PART. OF THE ESTATE
SUBJECTTO SECTION 732.402,
FLORIDA STATUTES.
Any person entitled to
exempt property is required to
file a petition for determination
of exempt property within the
time provided by law or the right
to exempt property is deemed
waived.
A surviving spouse seeking'
an elective share must file an
election to take elective share
within the time provided by
law.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
7, 2006.

J. GORDON SHULER of
SHULER AND SHULER
Post Office. Drawer 850
Apalachicola, Florida 32329
(850) 653-9226
Florida Bar Number 0700959
Attorney for Personal
Representative

Personal Representative:
Tammy Jean Johnson Filos
Hysmith
Post Office Box 541
361 Hysmith Road
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465

Publish: December 7, & 14,
2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
America's Mini-Storage and
Office Complex gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent
that
Storage Unit B-7
at 141 Commerce Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, will be
opened December 22, 2006 and
merchandise sold if rent is not
brought up to date.
Publish December 7 & 14, 2006

Public Notice
Port St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency

Regular Board of Directors'
Meeting

The Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency will
hold a regular meeting of the
Board of Directors on Thursday,
December 14, starting at 5 PM,
at the Fire Station. All persons
are invited to attend and par-
ticipate.

Publish December 7, 2006


Board


NOTICE ES


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
September 26, 2006

The Gulf County School
Board met in special session on
September 26, 2006, at 1:00 P.
M., at the Administrative Offices
in Port St. Joe. The following
Board members were present:
Chairman Charlotte Pierce,
Vice-Chairman Billy C. Quinn,
Jr., George M. Cox, Danny Little
and Linda Wood. Superinten-
dent Tim Wilder and Board At-
torney Charles Costin were also
present.
AGENDA:
I. HEAR FROM PUB-
LIC: None

II. ADOPTION OF
AGENDA: On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by Mr. Little
the Board voted unanimously to
adopt the agenda.
III. CONSENT ITEMS:
On motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mr. Cox the Board
voted unanimously to take ac-
tion on the following Consent
Items:
Approved the September 13,
2006, Minutes.
Approved the following
early dismissal dates for school
year 2006-2007.Thanksgiv-
ing Holidays November 21,
2006Christmas Holidays De-
cember 20, 2006Easter Break
April 6, 2007End of Year -
May 22, 2007Approved request
from Port St. Joe High School
for 12:00 dismissal on Friday,
September .29, 2006, for the
purpose of .Homecoming ac-
tivities.Approved request from
Wewahitchka High School for
12:00 dismissal on Friday, Oc-
tober 13, 2006, for the purpose
of Homecoming activities.
IV. MAJORPROGRAMS
OF INTEREST: On motion by
Mr. Little and seconded by Mrs.
Wood the Board voted unani-
mously to approve the Major
Programs of Interest as recom-
mended.
V. SUPERINTEN-
DENT'S REPORT: On motion by
Mr. Cox and seconded by Mrs.
Wood the Board voted unani-
mously to increase the contribu-
tion for yearbooks at Port St. Joe
High School from $4 to $6 per
student beginning with school
year 2006-2007.The Board ac-
knowledged the monthly activity
report from the School Resource
Officer for Wewahitchka Middle
School and Wewahitchka High
School. VI. BOARD
MEMBER CONCERNS:
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
On motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mrs. Wood. the
Board voted unanimously to ad-
journ the meeting at 1:33 P. M.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
October 3, 2006,

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session on
October 3, 2006, at 10:00 A. M.,
C. T., at the Wewahitchka High
School Library. The following
Board members were present:
Chairman Charlotte Pierce,
Vice-Chairman Billy C. Quinn,
Jr., George M. Cox, Danny Little
and Linda Wood. Superinten-
dent Tim Wilder and Board At-
torney Charles Costin were also
present.
I. HEAR FROM PUB-
LIC: None
II. ADOPTION OF
AGENDA: On motion by Mr.
Cox and seconded by Mrs. Wood
the Board unanimously adopted
the amended agenda to include
the replacement of agenda page
and the addition of pages 2a, 8a,
41a-b, and 12a, and replace-
ment of pages 11, 12 and 31-
40
III. CONSENT ITEMS:
On motion by Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Little the Board
voted unanimously to approve
the September 26, 2006, Min-
utes and take action on the fol-'
lowing CONSENT ITEMS:
Approved the Budget Matters /
Payment of Bills as submitted.
Personnel:Approve letter of in-
tent from Lynn Shirley to enter
DROP on September 1, 2006,
with an anticipated retirement
date of August.31, 2011. Mrs.
Shirley is requesting Option 2
for terminal pay for all accrued
leave.Approved Reina Nixon for
the aide position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School pending suc-
cessful completion of all pre-em-
ployment screenings.Approved
supplemental pay for the follow-
ing Speech Pathologists: Ashley
Woodson and Dona Carbone.
Approved Sharon Hoffman for
the Odyssey of the Mind supple-
ment at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for school year 2006-
2007.Approved Daryl Parker
to receive the Assistant Soft-
ball Coach supplement at Port
St. Joe High School for school
year 2006-2007.Approved. Port'
St. Joe Middle School Principal
Juanise Griffin's recommen-
dation that the Middle School
Boys'/Girls' Cross Country sup-
plement be withdrawn for school
year 2006-2007 due to lack of
interest. At the September 13
meeting the Board approved
Principal Griffin's recommenda-
tion for Keion McNair to receive
the Cross Country supplement
for this year.Approved Lisa Rod-
erick for the position of home-
bound teacher at Wewahitchka
High School. Ms. Roderick will
be out of field for all subjects
except English.Approved the
following Substitute Teachers:
Jason Bennett, Rosa Feltrop,
Tonya Haddock, Dana Mallon,
Tina Nicodemus, Suzann White.
Approved the following substi-
tute bus drivers: Dave Wallace
and Francis Healy.Correspon-
dence:Received thank-you note
from the First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka for the
Board's contribution in memory
of Ruby Tubb.Received thank-
you note from Judy Campbell


acknowledge
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ter from Cov
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Revell. 10/03
IV. I
TERS: On n
and second'
Board voted
take action o
gram Matters
Approved
Agreement
Community C
Approved
members of
ementary S.
School Advis
lissa Rams
Gwen Lowery
erie Clayton,
Teeter, Mar
Meizner, Ma
Morgan, May
lacios, Antion
Howse, Trac
Leslie, Cand
Treglown, Ar
ris, RosylanB
Approved
Involvement
Approved
leading Polic
Middle Scho
High School.
V.
DENT'S REP
Union repr
the 2006-2
and Non-Insi
with clarifica
on page 36,'
on BEST Pro
VI.
CONCERNS:
uled a work
October 23,
T., in the BH
Offices to in
topics: Fra
denrts, Sign
Gulf Academ
Policies.
VII.
On motion b
onded by M:
voted unani
the meeting
T.

GULF CC

Octob
The Gu
Board met
on October 2
M., at the Ac
in Port St.
Board mem
Chairman
Vice-Chairm
Jr., George I
and Linda W
dent Tim W:
tourney Charl
present.

I.
LIC: None
II.
AGENDA:
Cox and secc
the Board voc
approve the
III.
On motion
seconded by
voted unani
tion on the f
Approved an

trip request
Joe High Sc
to Valdosta,
ber 3.
Approved
to allow an
exchange sti
St. Joe High
mainder of
2007.
Personn
Elaine Layt
teacher for
School for
2007. Ms. I
field for ever
bound teach
Taylor to tea
tion at Port
for one per
school year
IV.
DENT'S RE)
by Mr. Qu
by Mrs. Wo
unanimously
tober 3, 200
V. -
CONCERNS:
VI.
On motion
seconded by
voted unani
the meeting

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(Immedi
Meeting)

AGENDA

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Sign In/
Van Use
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Board met ii
November 8
M., at the Ad
in Port St.
Board mem
Chairman
Vice-Chairm
Jr., George I
and Linda
dent Tim W:
tomrney Char)
present.
I.
LIC: None.l
TION:The B.
2006-2007
Soccer Teamr
wishes as ti
season. Mr
the commune
athletics ant
the soccer I
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Minutes .


ng the meal pro- mer Stitt, Katie Burdeshaw,
ng the death of her Cody Clark, Kayla Minger, Ash-
ived thank you let- ton Norris, Emily Baxley, Ashley
enant Hospice and Erickson, Julia Wigsten, Chel-
evell family for the sea Flanagan, Anna Cordova,
itribution to Coy- Sam Denton, Kesley Corbiez,
:e in memory of Mr. Kaelyn Williams, Carson Howse,
/06Page 2 Kate Shoaf, Amy Brockman,
PROGRAM MAT- Harim Kim, Jessi Moore, Angela
motion by Mr. Little Canington, Virginia Drew, Gab-
d by Mr. Quinn the by Whittington, Robyn Carroll,
d unanimously to Head Coach Christine Herms-
n the following Pro- dorfer and Assistant Coach
s: Dana Black. The Board also
d the Articulation recognized Kate Shoaf for being
with Gulf Coast selected as the 2006 Gulf Coun-
College. ty Junior Miss.
d the following II. ADOPTION OF
Port St. Joe El- AGENDA: On motion by Mrs.
school's 2006-2007 Wood and seconded by Mr. Lit-
sory Council: Me- tie the board unanimously ap-
ey, Kim Nobles, proved the amended agenda to
y, Kim Downs, Val- include replacement of pages 7,
Mike Lacour, Chris 8, and 10, addition of pages 8a,
gie Raffield, Gina 10a and 48a-c, and correction
rk Haddock, Susan on page 48c.
y Fuze, Maribel Pa- III. CONSENT ITEMS:
nette Batson, Susan On motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
cy Yowell, Tenelya onded by Mr. Quinn the Board
ice Jackson, Stacy voted unanimously to take ac-
my Palmer, Tia Har- tion on the following:
Beachum. Approved the October 23,
d the Title I Parent 2006, Minutes.
Plan as submitted. Approved the Budget Mat-
2006-2007 Cheer- ters / Payment of Bills as sub-
cies for Port St. Joe mitted.
ol and Port St. Joe PERSONNEL:Approved Jo-
sephine Land, Crossing Guard
SUPERINTEN- in Wewahitchka, to be paid at
ORT:. District and an hourly rate of $11.66 in ac-
esentatives signed cordance with the recently ap-
2007 Instructional proved salary schedule.Approved
tructional Contracts Joni Mock's letter of resignation
ition of an omission from her duties as cheerleading
which states "Based sponsor for Port St. Joe Middle
gram funding." School effective Friday, October
BOARD MEMBER 27, 2006. Approved Port St. Joe
The Board sched- Middle School Principal Juanise
shop for Monday, Griffin's recommendation for
at 1:00 P. M., E. Wanda Nixon to replace Joni
board Administrative Mock as cheerleading sponsor
include the following at Port St. Joe Middle School
anklin County Stu- for the reminder of school year
In/Out Procedures, 2006-2007 effective October 30,
my, and' Van Use 2006.Approved Sonya Chap-
man for the supplemental pay
ADJOURNMENT: position of Girls' Assistant Bas-
y Mr. Little and sec- ketball Coach for Wewahitchka
r. Quinn the Board High School for school year
mously to adjourn 2006-2007.Approved Ronda
at 11:00 A. M., C. Caswell to complete school
year 2006-2007 as senior class
sponsor due to the resignation
)UNTY SCHOOL of Laura Ropelis. Mrs. Caswell
BOARD was originally approved by the
ler 23, 2006 school board on a prorated basis
Ilf County School to fill in while Mrs. Ropelis was
in special session on military leave. Mrs. Ropelis
23, 2006, at 1:00 P. has decided not to resume her
administrative Offices sponsor duties this school year.
Joe. The following Approved Sherry Foreman as a
bers were present: substitute bus driver.
Charlotte Pierce, CORRESPONDENCE:Ac-
an Billy C. Quinn, knowledge thank you note
M: Cox, Danny Little from the family of Bill Parker
Wood. Superinten- for the Board's donation to Cov-
ilder and Board At- enant Hospice in his memory.
les Costin were also Acknowledged thank you note
from Judy Campbell for the
Gideon Memorial Bibles donated
HEAR FROM PUB- by the Board in memory of her
mother, Ms. Branesky.
ADOPTION OF IV. PROGRAM MAT-
On motion by Mr. TERS:
onded by Mr. Quinn On motion by Mr. Quinn
oted unanimously to and seconded by Mrs. Wood the
agenda. Board approved revisions to the
CONSENT ITEMS: 2006-2007 School Improvement
by Mrs. Wood and Plan for Port St. Joe High School
Mr. Little the Board as submitted.
mously to take ac- 11/08/06Page 20n mo-
ollowing: tion by Mr. Little and seconded
a out-of-state field by Mr. Cox the Board voted
from the Port St. unanimously to approve the
heool Band to travel 2006-2007 School Improvement
Georgia, on Novem- Plan for Port St. Joe Elementary
School pending corrections.
d recommendation On motion by Mr. Cox and,
additional foreign seconded by Mrs. Wood the
dent to attend Port Board voted unanimously to ap-
School for the re-, prove the contract for Physical
school year 2006- Therapy Contracted Services for
2006-2007.
el Matters:Approved V. SCHOOL ACTIV-
on as homebound ITY FUNDS FINANCIAL STE-
Wewahitchka High ATEMENTS: On motion by Mr.
school year 2006- Quinn and seconded by Mr. Cox
Layton will be out of the Board acknowledged receipt
y course as a home- of the School Activity Funds Fi-
ber.Approved Wayne nancial Statements.
ach Physical Educa- VI. SUPERINTEN-
St. Joe High School DENT'S REPORT: On motion
iod out of field for by Mrs. Wood and seconded by
2006-2007. Mr. Cox the Board voted unani-
SUPERINTEN- mously to take action on the fol-
PORT: On motion lowing:Approved request from
inn and seconded Port St. Joe High School for
od the Board voted Coach Tracy Browning to take
ly to approve the Oc- a student athlete on an out-of-
6, minutes. state college visit to Lurleen B.
BOARD MEMBER Wallace Community College in
: Andalusia, Alabama. Approved
ADJOURNMENT: request from Warden Jerry
by Mr. Quinn and Cummings of the Gulf Correc-
y Mr. Cox the Board tional Institution to obtain two
mously to adjourn (2) school buses recently purged
at 1:16 P.M. from the District's inventory
for the purpose of transporting
HOP inmates and response teams
ately 'following the during emergency situations.
Approved the following people to
attend the Foundation of Excel-
A: lent Schools (FES) Conference
in Bolding Landing, New York,
district Students November 16 19, 2006: Port
ademy St. Joe Elementary: Janice Ad-
Out Matters kison, Carmel Dodson, Sharon
Policies Hoffman, Melody NelsonPort
tendent's Report St. Joe Middle School: Andria
:ember Concerns Butts, Cathy Colbert, Polly Ed-
mistonPort St. Joe High School:
OUNTY SCHOOL Nancy Bednar, Laray Kelly,
BOARD Ken MonetteWewahitchka El-
mber 8, 2006 ementary School: Kim Ludlam,
f ont Sch Renee Lynn, Lori PriceWewa-
lf County School hitchka Middle School: Karen
n regular session on Turner, Anita AskewWewahi-
2006, at 10:00 A. tchka High School: Julie Carr,
administrative Offices
o rThie following Sonya Chapman, Priscilla Cox
Joe. The following School Board Member: George
bers were pr M. Cox Itinerate: Karen Odom
Charlotte ierce' Approved $1000 for scholarship
an BCny C. Quinntl assistance to the 2007 Port St.
M. Cox, Danny Little Joe Project Graduation Commit-
Wood. Superinten- tee
ilder and Board At- VII. BOARD MEMBER
les Costin were also CONCERNS: On motion by Mrs.
EAR FRM PB- Wood and seconded by Mr. Little
HEAR FROM PUB- the Board voted unanimously
SPECIAL RECOGNI- to approve travel and accom-
oard recognized the modation expenses for board
Port St. Joe Girls on expenses for board
and extended best members attending the FADSS/
an exten FSBA Conference November 28
hey begin their new December 1 in Tampa.
. Wilder challenged VIII. ADJOURNMENT:
ity to support girls' On motion by Mr. Quinn and
d go out and watch seconded by Mr. Little the Board
games this season. voted unanimously to adjourn
ers are: Courtney the meeting at 11:08 A. M.
, Jordon Plair, Lau-
andy Hodges, Sum-


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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.


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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., ET.
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.

Need a
helping hand?
Advertise in the
Help Wanted
Section in the
Classifieds!
747-5020


ANIMAL CLINIC


Professional person wanted at local
animal clinic. Must love pets and
people. Benefits include dental,
health, and retirement. Resumes
may be faxed to 850-670-4402
or phone 850-670-8306 for an
appointment. No walk-ins please.


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
V/
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.


General

INTERVIEWING
CLERK
The Gulf County Health
Department has one OPS
Interviewing Clerk position
open at the Port St. Joe
branch. Forty (40) hours
per week @$9.00 per
hour. Fingerprinting and
Emergency Duties Re-
quired. Other Personnel
Services, No benefits as-
signed. After-hours and
weekend work required.
Closing Date: Dec. 21, '06.
For more info. contact:
Lesia Hathawayt
850-227-1276, ext. 149
Refer to Requisition No
64923102. Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Ac-
tion Employer.
Electronic Applications
Only Apply at:
peoplefirst.myflorida.com
for assistance, contact:
People First at
877-562-7287


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.


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 Denlse Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.

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


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
George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is looking
for a Medical 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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Drivers

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



General
Cashier Position available
at the Scallop Cove BP,
4310 Cape San Bias Rd.
Starting pay is $8.50/hr
and scheduled increases
up to $9.50/hr with proven
ability. Must have transpo-
tation and be willing to
work both morning and
evening shifts. Call
227-4775 to schedule an
appointment.
Health care
Geri-Care Assisted Living
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.



Trades/General

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


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.


| 4100 |
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.



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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 Se-
curity, 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 boss, total
freedom. (888) 203-7742
www.secret-biz.com/fward

Need Extra Cash for the
Holiday? ERS can help.
10/hr min. work week.
$300+ a week average. In-
ternet access needed. For
live interview, please call
(866) 311-0701

POSTAL & GOV'T JOB
INFO FOR SALE?

caution

You NEVER have to pay
for information about
federal or postal jobs. If
you see a job
"guarantee", contact the
FTC.
The Federal Trade Com-
mission
is America's consumer
protection agency.
www.ftc.gov/jobscams
1-877-FTC-HELP
A public service
message from the FTC
and The News Herald
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Avg. Pay $20/ hour or
$57K annually including
Federal Benefits and OT.
Paid Training, Vacations.
PT/ FT. 1-800-584-1775
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BUSINESS & FINANCIAL.
5100 Business
Opportunities
5110 Money to Lend



All Cash Business! Local
candy vending route.
$50K/year potential. 30
machines + candy.
$5,995. Call Nowl
(800)704-5414
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
#BO2002-037

*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.
Want to earn executive
level income working from
home? Are you a serious
entrepreneur looking for a
lucrative business model
that works? Message call
800-210-5289.
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6100 1
Commercial Building for
rent- 1500sf, $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

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.

BEACH

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

MINI STORAGE

In Port St. Joe

814-7400


America's
Mini Storage

(8501
229-8014
Climate and
Non-Climate
Control Storage
Units
Boat/RV storage &
office space





1 br, 1 ba 15081/2 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.



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


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I 6120 1
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






2 Townhome
For Rent, located
507 7th st, Port St. Joe
Unit A: Unfurnished, 3 br
2.5 ba, Appliances, Patio/
Porch on back, Small
fenced backyard Available
Immediately, $1000 De-
posit, $1100 Monthly.
Unit B: Furnished, 3 br 2.5
ba, Appliances, Patio/
Porch on back, Small
fenced backyard, Available
Immediately $1000 De-
posit, $1250 Monthly,
Please Call 227-7200.
3 br 3 ba, 2 story, unfur-
nished, quiet street safe for
kids, right in Town,
$1800+dep, 850-229-1513
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.



3 br, 2 ba & 2 br, 2ba will
be avail Jan 1, 2007.
Brand New Townhomes,
located in Jones Home-
stead in Pt. St. Joe Call
850-229-1155



Long Term Monthly Rent-
als Barrier Dune Town
homes. Furn/Unfurn. Con-
tact Cape San Bias Vaca-
tion Rentals @
850-229-6916



Love Golf? (BLUE TEE) is
a 2 bed 1.5 bath unit next
to the links. Beautiful view
in quiet location by St
Joseph's Bay Country
Club. $875/ mo' 850
227-8719.
Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
Condo, 0.5 miles to beach,
Pool, no smoking. $1150
mo. Cai Brian 404-
663-0226
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700 /


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2 br, 1 ba at Howard's
Creek. $375 per month
with $300 deposit. Call
850-340-1630 between
8am til 7pm.


7M%-
2 br, 1 ba, 1/2 block from
beach. $750 mo + $750
dep. No pets. 850-
827-1831 or 850-227-5692

7W-
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 de-
posit. References required.
1 small pet ok, non smok-
ers preferred. Call 850-
639-4377



3 br house 432 lola St.
Oak Grove. Large yard
Close to town & St. Joe
Bay Call 227-7800



3 br, 1 ba with nice big
yard. $600 per month +
$300 dep. 850-340-1630
from 8am til 7pm



CAPE SAN BLAS, Bay
View home w/500' dock.
Walk to, Beach Park. 3 br 2
ba on St. Joe Bay, nicely
furn. or unfurn. CH/A W/D,
large decks, covered park-
ing. Long term $1395/mo
or short term avail. Call
227-1410



Hwy 98, St. Joe Bch, 2 br,
2 ba House, w/gulf view,
can be used for resident,
business or both. $975
mo.+ dep. 850- 647-9214.



Mexico Beach, Call us
about our long term rent-
als. We have several avail-
able with good pricing.
Hambrick Realty, Inc.,
3001 Hwy 98, Mexico
Beach, FL or call 850-
648-1102


Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting
$900mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
Port St Joe, 2 br 1 ba
house, to approved
tenants only, Call for de-
tails, $700mo, 850-722-
5364
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


6160



Downtown Port St Joe at
the Pelican Roost, weekly
or monthly. Call for more
information 850-227-5341



2 br, 1 ba trailer on Over-
street. $500 month + $300
deposit. Please Call 850-
648-5306
115 Coronado St, St Joe
Beach, 2 br 2 ba Mobile
Home, $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.



WEWAHITCHKA
4 br 2 ba $650mo +
I,60idep No pets please.
C C.ll 8550 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 Waterfront
7180 Investment
Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare


TIMES


Call Our New Numbers Now!


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

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

New 3 br, 2 ba 1500sf
home. constructed in '06
on 1.36 ac. 6 miles South
of Wewa. Solid wood cabi-
netry, each room wired for
internet/cable. Beautiful
front porch w/ two swings
and Rockers. For sale by
owner. $199,900. Call
227-4075 or 227-5107 or
229-6343 leave message.

St Joe Beach, beautiful
gulfview,.step to 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




Wewahitchka Dead Lakes
Park, Peace and Quiet (at
the end of dead end street
in Dead Lks Park neigh-
borhood) 10 year old,
1784 sq. ft. 3 br/2 bath
home w/ fireplace, large
living room and master
bedroom suite, above
ground pool w/ deck, on
over an acre lot. 2 car gar-
age, privacy fence. Needs
paint & carpet 191 Cas-
tlewood Ln. MUST SELL
Seller pays closing costs &
generous paint and carpet
allowance. Just $199k
(Owner Financing Availa-
ble to qualified applicant).
Call Seller at 888-842-2346
or see online at
www.CanDoHomes.com





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


300 feet
on the West Arm Creek.. in
Wewa. For' sale $50,000
obo. Call 850-227-4184.


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






Mercedes 2003
SL55-AMG -
Black/gray with pano-
ramic roof, & keyless
GO, Modular Wheels,
27K miles, serviced,
QUICK SALE at
$63,000. 850-785-2233
To Place An Ad
in The Times
Classifieds
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688


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2006 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited
one-owner, excellent, con-
dition, with warranty. White
with soft top, CD, A/C,
power steering, automatic,
cruise, Spotless Interior,
27,000mi. mostly highway.
$18,750 -229-1305 s



Jet Wheels
215-5000
13415 PCB
Pkwy

Most Cruisers $49/mo
4.95% interest. -
Sport Bikes from
$99/mo

ATV's from $49/mo
6.9% interest -



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,




4 O8240
Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENTI Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art ma-
rina. Enjoy The Luxurious
clubhouse and facilities.
30'xl 0'x1 0'...$280-$330.







2005 40' Elite
2 electrical slide outs,
CH&A, sleeps 8, lots o( ex-
tras, $20,000obo, 724-640-
5455 or 724-309-5690
RV SPACE -
FOR RENT please 'call
229-8959 please Iv. msg..
$450/month incI. water
sewer & power.


"I 7150
1/2 acre Pleasant Rest Rd
Overstreet. For site build
or pre fab home. $65,000
or trade for Salt water fish-
ing boat of equal value 850
227-6123
Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
CLOSURE. $195K obo.
850-596-2057 or 271-1453
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to bch.
Foreclosure. $149K obo.
596-2057 or 271-1453



14'x44' Mobile Home. 2
br, 1 ba, $9000 Must be
moved. Call 229-886-6973
or 229-995-5067


7170
1 Acre Lot w/dbl slip dock
at intersection of Wetapo,
Intercoastal & East Bay.
Sacrifice at $200K firm.
Call (770) 654-9955.
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Scrupples line of hair care
products, and offers hair-
cuts for men, women and
children.
Additional services
include perms, up-dos,
ear piercing and make-up
application.
Beginning this month,
Donamelia will offer per-
manent makeup by Panama
City Beach technician
Azadeh Tayevi.
Tayevi, who specializ-
es in "make-up that won't
wash off," will visit the
Shop once a month to take
appointments.
. One-Stop Beautification
With an in-house salon
and numerous facial and
bodytreatments, Donamelia
encourages customers to
create their own spa pack-
ages.
Customers who pur-
chase three or more spa/
salon services receive 10
percent off the top.
Donamelia often serves
as a one-stop beautification
spot for brides on their big
- day.
Sandy reports that a
bride-to-be recently arrived
to have her hair done and
stayed 30 minutes longer to


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have her teeth whitened.
Donamelia prides itself
on having prices far lower
than your average up-scale
spa.
Sandy said she wanted
to give locals the opportu-
nity to pamper themselves
without breaking the bank.
"Our prices are extreme-
ly reasonable. I wanted to
offer the public a place to go
where they could afford the
things that they could read
about somewhere else."
According to Sandy,
the same microdermabra-
sion treatment that in her
spa goes for $70 for a 45-
minute session costs $165
in Chicago and $145 in
Destin.
She said Donamelia's
massages are also cheaper,
and longer, than competi-
tors'.
While keeping prices
low, Sandy strives to pro-
vide top-quality service.
"We don't lower our
standards because our
prices are reasonable," she
said. "We treat our clients
like a million bucks, like
celebrities."
Though Sandy has cli-
ents from Cape San Blas,
St. George Island and


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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 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 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
PROPORTIONATE FAIR-SHARE
PROGRAM, AS REQUIRED BY
AND IN AMANNERCONSISTENT
WITH 163.3180(16), F.S.


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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Clients can wrap themselves in customized body wraps like his
one hanging on a mermaid hook. The Bishes purchased most of the
spa's art, furniture and accessories from local vendors.


Panama City, locals are her
most frequent customers,
and she tries to accommo-
date their busy schedules.
Sandy does not post


hours on the door to
her shop, and schedules
appointments after 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday and all day
Saturday.


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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 #06230-000R 4.5
acres in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range
11 ;West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11
unit development subject to all 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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Despina Williams/The Star
Donamelia co-owner Ed Bish crafted several stained-glass
pieces including this mermaid in the reception area.


In time; Sandy hopes
to expand the spa's offer-
ings to include another hair
stylist and more treatments
such as herbal wraps, loofa
scrubs and individual
whirlpool baths.
As the business grows,
Sandy hopes to convert the


Robert E.


day spa into a frill spa, with
clients purchasing three-
day or one-week packages
and lodging on site.
The bedrooms will be
beyond the dark -purple
ceilings, in a second story
taking shape in the Bishes'
imaginations.


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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 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
COMMISSIONERSTHATESTABLISHES
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.



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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


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the thousands in our area at-risk of


going to bed hungry and empty-handed on Christmas.
Many pDople face a bleak holiday, including children the
most frequent victims of hunger and poverty.
With your help, the Empty Stocking Fund can make a
difference for so many families in need at Christmas.


otR H/OEal''fV T l PIPER FOR Ol / 6/ }'LHYARS
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 119 YEARS
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Empty Stocking Fund provides food and toy baskets to thousands of families in Gulf, Franklin,
Holmes and Washington counties. The Star and The Apalachicola & Carabelle Times have joined


this annual project of The Salvation Army, Tommy Thomas Chevrolet and


The News Herald.


Here's how you can make a difference.
* Donations from Gulf and Franklin counties will be listed weekly in The Star and The Apalachicola & CarrabelleTimes;
all donations will be published in The News Herald or weekdays. Every dollar does make a difference.
* Many area schools will be collecting non-perishable food items, so save your cans. If you are not approached to give
cans, you may bring them by The Salvation Army offices at 1824 West 15th Street.
* Volunteer to be a Bellringer, or help wrap toys and sort food. Call 769-5259 for more information.
* Donate spare change to a Salvation Army kettle when you see one. This money is used for the Christmas Cheer program.


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expectations of gifts,
food and fun...


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