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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 21, 2006
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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    Section B: Second Section
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    Section C: Business
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    Section D: Letters to Santa
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Anticipation of holidays filled with warm wishes, festive feasts and brightly-colored packages fills
our thoughts at this time of year. Yet for many in Gulf, Franklin and surrounding counties,
there is no hope for the pleasures we take for granted during the holiday season.

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

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

The Star and The Times join The News Herald and Tommy Thomas Chevrolet
in challenging our communities to raise $170,000 for the Empty Stocking, Fund.

When donations reach the goal; Tommy Thomas Chevrolet will
contribute an additional $7,500 to bring the total fund to $1 77,500.


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


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69th Year, Number 9 Port St. Joe, FL 4 Sections 44 Pages
December 21, 2006


Christmas at Lake Alice 1 B


IRemembering Christmases Past


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Last year, The Star recounted the Christmas memories of Port
St. Joe's greatest storytellers.
This year, we journey north to White City and Wewahitchka, to
the living rooms and front porches of Lorraine Norton, Lovie Davis,
Paul Sewell, Eddie Belle White and Nellie Wade.
Their stories tell of sunpler times, when a new doll or single
pair of shoes inspired profound joy.
But the themes sibling squabbles, a girl's love for her father.
the loss of innocence are universal.
Decades later, the stories remain vivid. All speak to the magic
of Christmas.


Lorraine Norton

Lorraine Norton. 94. delights in telling
the stonj of her birth.
"The da I u'was born. the Titanic sank
and the schoolhouse in Bonifay burned,
right down the street where I was being
born. The best thing that happened that
night uwas I 'as born."
Norton was the second of three
daughters born to John Frazier Wi'lliams
and Florence Yates.
Her father was ai fn-loving turpentine
man with a soft spot for his girls.
He played pranks at Christmas
time to encourage their belief in Santa
Claus while his wife. Florence, prepared
Santa's favorite cookies.
Norton and her family moved to
\\'euahitchka in 1924, where her father
had a turpentine operation. The family
settled there permanently in 1930.
Norton married her husband. Charles
\\'esleti Norton. a bookkeeper, in 1932
and they had tfuo children.
During World W'ar II, Charles Wl'esley
Norton was drafted for service at Tyndall
Air Force Base. but was never dispatched
overseas.
With her husband away. Lorraine
Norton took summer courses at the
Universitii of Florida. For the duration
of the war, she taught school in
\\'ewahitchka.


Norton later opened a dress shop and was the jirst florist in
Wewahitchka.
Since her husband's death, she has lived alone on Lake Alice
in a home filled with jamdy photos and memories.
Norton recalled one special Christmas when her father played
. Santa Claus.

Our parents taught us the meaning of Christmas. We gave gifts
because the wise men came to see Jesus and.they brought him
gi ts
Of course we were great believers in Santa Claus. Oh, he
was real. I remember several Christmases my. father got up early

(See MEMORIES on Page 5A)


Despina Williams/The Star
As a child, Wewahitchka resident Eddie Belle White (pictured in her beauty salon) worked in the
commissary at her father's turpentine still. It was there that she learned Santa's true identity.


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Student Numbers are High


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
As the district and state prepare enrollment
:projections for county public schools next year,
-officials are trying to balance pragmatism with
"reality.
As Superintendent Tim Wilder noted dur-
ing a Gulf County School Board meeting last
-week, enrollment in the six public schools is
.well above projections from last year, but the
-district remains one of "declining" enrollment.
Each year, as the holidays arrive at mid-
,term, districts are required to project toward
'next school year and estimate what enrollment
is likely to do -jump, drop or remain in place.
The projections are critical, since they
'begin to lay the groundwork for school funding
.and any miscalculation could potentially cost
-the district thousands.
Each full-time equivalent student brings
-to the district just under $4,000 and accurate
enrollment projections are a direct link to
.proper budgeting for School Board members
'next summer.
Enrollment for the 2006-07 school year
.was projected to be 2,100, but the most current
'"count showed that the district has 2,154 or
*2,155 students.
Therefore,- the district is projecting, for
:a system that rewards conservatism in such
*estimates, that enrollment will be 2,115 for the
,2007-08 school year.
In that vein, the School Board has placed as
:a- priority conducting a workshop to revisit its
-transfer policies.
There has been considerable influx of
*students from outside the county, especially
'Franklin County, and that migration has created
tensions between the districts.
At least 20 students are currently enrolled
in Gulf County schools that came over from
'Franklin County, through one of three methods


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provided by the district, involving change of
address or guardianship.
Those 20 students have impacted enroll-
ment, and stealing levels, at Port St. Joe elemen-
tary and high schools.
With proposed school consolidation in
Franklin County beginning next fall, Wilder said
he's been given indications that even more par-
ents and students will see Gulf County schools
as more appealing destinations.
The district may have to take a closer look
at closing potential loopholes in the transfer
policy, Wilder said, for example addressing the
ease with which guardianship can be changed
with notarized documents though the student
remains with parents and, travels back and
forth to Franklin County.
"We need to protect that," Wilder said.
Science Fair
County schools are again aligned with a dis-
, trict science fair as a platform to regional and


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state competition.
County middle school students were not
aligned with any district last year and were
placed in the position of receiving special con-
sideration to enter more advanced competi-
tion.
One local student ultimately won at the
Florida Science Fair.
'Through an agreement with Bay County,
up to 14 middle school students will be able to
enter projects in the Bay. district science fair,
paying a $10 entry fee.
The caveat is that any student who places
high enough to advance to regional or state
competition must pick up the costs for travel
and entry themselves.
Heart Savers
School Board members praised and pledged
continued support for a pilot project spon-
sored by the regional chapter of the American
Heart Association which has produced 191 high
school students certified in CPR.
All are certified for the next two years. The
AHA hopes to use the pilot project as a model
for similar programs in other school districts.
Program facilitator Jarrod Wester said he
hopes to instruct another 110 Wewahitchka
students in January.
"The idea is a new one," said Shane
McGuffin, supervisor of the county EMS.
I Bay Medical Center provided some admin-
istrative costs of the program which is aimed at
students in grades 9-12.
The hope, McGuffin said, is to find contin-
ued funding from some source, be it the School
Board, grants, or another source.
"It's a really cool program, we are excited
about it," McGuffin said. "No one else in the
Big Bend is doing something like this. If we
can cover the costs, I'd like to continue the
program."


New Imagery



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Department

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The first tangible component of the multi-
party agreement to bring a Sacred Heart hos-
pital to Port St. Joe arrived at the Gulf County
Health Department last week.
A digital X-ray machine is being installed
as the Health Department, in partnership with
Sacred Heart, creates a radiology department
and begins to provide a service that, through
the wonders of technology, will be easily acces-
sible to any area physician.
"We think digital is the way to go," said
Doug Kent, executive director of the Health
Department, adding that the dental offices
already have digital X-ray capability. "I've always


Tim Croft/The Star
The Health Department hope to have X-ray
capability by late January.
believed you need new technology to bring into
this kind of community. And it will in turn
bring the specialists."
'Sacred Heart, per the agreement among
the county, the City of Port St. Joe, Health
Department, The St. Joe Company and the
hospital giant, will staff and operate the radiol-
ogy department.
Interviews for a radiologist have already
started.
"This will be Sacred Heart's first employee
in the county,". Kent noted.
Final installation and tests to ensure prop-
er alignment of the machine were performed
earlier this week '
S License applications to perform radiology
services have been filed with the state.
Kent said the hope is to have the department
up and operational by the end of Januar'.
"The sooner we can get all that stuff back
' IlicensngI the sooner we will be able to begin
offering X-ray," Kent said. "This is one of the
things we need in this community and it will be
here through the transition to a new hospital."
Groundbreaking for the Sacred Heart
facility could come as soon as next month.
Currently, the project is held up by the process
for the requisite permit from the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. The projected opening date
is now sometime in the second half of 2008.
The others who partnered to bring the new
hospital to Port St. Joe have pretty much pro-
vided the foundation for the radiology depart-
ment.
The $140,000 digital X-ray,machine was
purchased through a $100,000 donation from
the Ward family and a bequest to the city from
a long-time resident, the monies earmarked for
assisting the now-closed Gulf Pines Hospital.
The city sought and received permission to
apply the money for the X-ray machine.
The county assisted by providing leaded
doors 'and walls.
"This all capitalizes on the fact that in 21st.
Century medicine, you can have a local radiol-
ogy department," Kent said.
The digital machine provides cutting edge
accessibility and immediacy for radiology ser-
vices.
The images taken in Port St. Joe will be
read by Sacred Heart physicians in Pensacola.
Urgent cases requiring a quick read are rapidly
and easily transmitted to and turned around by
Sacred Heart.
A CD of images can be burned so patients
can carry it to their doctors, instead of the
old fashioned film in the large envelope. Local
doctors can also access the system to look at
images through the use of a password.
"I tied it in that all. the local doctors can
access their patients X-rays," Kent said.
"We are excited about having this technol-
ogy available 24/7 in Port St. Joe."


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0Holiday Wishes


The following words appeared on the
front page of an area newspaper more than
60 years ago.
Written for the paper's Christmas Day edi-
tion in 1941, they were composed just weeks
after Pearl Harbor and the formal arrival on
our shores of World War II, by an author who
chose not to place his or her name atop the
piece.
In this holiday week, with the celebration
of Chanukah just behind us and Christmas
and Kwanzaa ahead, and with men and
women in uniform again doing battle a half a
world away, some of the words seem to have
continued resonance.
"In a typical rural American community
like ours, that immortal message "Peace on
Earth, Good Will Toward Men' finds its tru-
est meaning and its sincerest applications.
"For it is here that the individual really
counts. Nowhere else are people so willing to
lend a helping hand to a fellow man. No cry
of distress remains unanswered, no plea for
help ignored. Not only at Christmas time, but
throughout the year, everyday activities of our
friends and neighbors are guided by a sense
of brotherly love.
"Even our friends and relatives of the
large cities realize and admit that Christmas
'back home' is the finest Christmas of all. And
'back home' they'll come, every year, every one
them, if they can.
"In ordinary times these facts might be
considered unimportant. But in a stricken
world that must come to adopt as its cardinal
objective that same message 'Peace on Earth,
Good Will Toward Men' the significance of
the part we must play in shaping the future
of mankind stands out in sharp relief. In so
much of the world the individual counts for
little. In communities such as ours in America
every human being retains the rights and free-
dom of the individual.
"If we epitomize the true (holiday) spirit,
we represent the truest of democratic ideals.
And thus each of us has a sacred, yet simple,
duty to perform. We must reaffirm ourwill to
continue being a peaceful neighbor and faith-
ful friend. If we do this and do it in the spirit of


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and good will, regardless of political point of
view.
And that good will, in turn, would extend
to those less fortunate, to a healing of racial
sensitivities that still divide, to those who
wish to find decent-paying jobs without mov-
ing away from home, to expanding the ability
for homeownership even for those lacking six-
figure incomes.
We wish for government that is truly of, by
and for the people, all the people.
Not a government in which neighborhoods
are allowed to decay.
Not a government where


vpical rural
community
hat immortal
- 'Peace on
Will Toward
is its truest
id its sincer-
tions."


action is a grab for power
or favors, an opportunity to
consolidate political chits,
but a chance to enact tangible
change which lifts people in
need of propping, which ben-
efits the entire community.
Finally,, we hope that
while folks celebrate the sea-
son they remain mindful of
the men and women of uni-
form across the globe who
face fears and dangers daily


the holiday (message), the world can continue
to look to us as the bulwark of high ideals."
Those words, while in many ways so relevant
65 years later, do, naturally, show some fray-
ing around the edges.
So we are left to offer up some wishes
from a more modern time today our hopes
for the holidays and beyond, hopes for our
neighbors and friends.
We wish, for example, that our elected
officials would brush up on their history and
the Sunshine Law.
No longer is it the 1950s or 1960s -
for crying out loud, even the
1990s and the era of polling
the pulse of fellow politicians "|n a t
before acting, of back-scratch-
ing deals which leave people American
scratching their heads, should like ours, t1
be relegated to history.
S The 3-M Company had message -
it right when it made Scotch Earth, Good
tape transparent govern- en' fij
ment should be just as clearly Men' in
practiced. meaning -a
And it should, as we wish s aPgilCat
repeatedly, remove the hand UO lical
so deeply imbedded in peo-
ple's pockets, its eyes and
ears less trained on folks' living rooms.
For the holidays provide the appropriate
opportunity to resolve that until such time as
elected officials provide a clear, detailed and
understandable explanation for how every cent
of taxpayer money is spent, those same offi-
cials should forsake any attempt to increase
the amount of tax money they collect.
Further, we wish for vision, as in the long-
term vision from those elected officials who
are forced to remove the blinders that see only
as. far as district, boundaries expand and to
recognize that it is not all about power if that
power benefits only the few.
Vision that understands that government
is not about access to resources if those
resources are reserved only for those with
hands extended.
We wish, also, that there should be peace
in the county and that elected officials would
treat each other, and the public, with respect


It Came Upon A Midnight Clear


I tell you what I like about Christmas. It's
those little candy canes hanging all over the
tree. The real ones that you can pull off and
lick! Now, I haven't actually plucked one off and
sucked on it since I was a kid. But I still like
the look of the red and white against that green
background.
The beauty there is both uncomplicated
and majestic. It dials up a memory overflowing
with love and passion'and peace. A picture that
is truly timeless. And a serenity hangs about it
that passes all understanding...
I like Christmas because of the wonderful
gift of anticipation. You were enthralled with the
possibilities! I reckon it's the "visions' of sugar
plums". A big package that you couldn't figure
out-with you name on it! Who was going to.visit
next? A late night ride to "look at the lights".
Trying to sleep so Santa could come..but trying
to stay awake to catch a glimpse...
I like the smell of Christmas. The fresh
cut needles mingled with pop corn, caramel,
eggnog, cinnamon and yes, the peppermintery
scent that lingered on your hands after you
had hung a few candy canes "do\mi on the low
limbs". I remember the cranberry sauce odor
being stronger than that emanating from the
dressing or the iurkey or the asparagus 'cas-
serole.
I remember the brand new smell from a
just opened store-bought shirt. And fhe mixed
aroma of sulfur and potassium and aluminum'
phosphate from Leon's Gilbert Chemistry Set
lingers with me to this day.
As does the yet-to-see-the-road -
smell of the brand new rubber\
tires on my very own brand new
Western Flyer. ,
I like Christmas because we
would lie in front of the fire for
hours and wonder how Santa
Claus could squeeze himself
down that small chimney. And
what did he. do over at John
Ingram's. house because they 3 ,
didn't have a fire place.. How
did he know to bring the B B
gun here and leave the Barbie .
doll at Pam Collins's house? .
We tried to picture Blitzen and *
Donner and Rudolph whipping
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Published Every Thursday at 135 West Highway 98
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VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes
General Manager: Krichelle McGhee
News Editor: Tim Croft
Circulation: Kevin Burke
Creative Design Manager: Kathleen Smith

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WITH KES

Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer


one night. We didn't doubt it for a second. I like
Christmas because it rises above the cynicism,
the doubters and the naysayers. And one more
thing, how was Santa going to get around that
smoldering hot backlog....
I like Christmas because it brought our
family closer together. We 'were never really
apart, mind you, but there is just "family
magic" that abounds in December. Mom would
'be stringing pop corn or trying to get that angel
balanced on the very top and she was so beau-
tiful, she glowed! Dad said very little, but he
smiled more, didn't push us quite as hard and
managed to deliver on the important tlungs we
had asked Santa for.
'David and I would play for hours on that
old braided rug without our usual outburst.
Aunt Beatrice would rush in with every canned
product she had "laid by" for the last four
months. Uncle F D. would be tossing us up
to the ceiling and laughing. Pa
and Gran would tell us about
when our Mother was a little girl.
No one ever said out loud that
family is the best gift of all. But
somehow -we all understood it.
Leon didn't even beat on us at
Christmas time..
I like Christmas because I
finally got to be the father and
truly realized for dead -certain
positive that it is more blessed
to give than to receive. My boys
) would play on our rug without
fighting. Now there's a miracle
to rival water into wine, lepers
healed, blind men seeing... The
4 excitement in their eyes reflected
me back to a braided rug and a
roaring fire. Cathy would be up


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on a chair adjusting the top string of lights and
she was so beautiful, she glowed. We talked
of aunts, uncles, parents, cousins, nephews,
nieces and'friends-past and present, that have
touched, and blessed, our lives.
It may be different years, but it is the same
.Christmas!
Come Christmas morning, I hang pretty
close to the phone. Leon will be calling any min-
ute now. He is the big brother. Time and space
and jobs and years and careers have never
interfered or deterred him from that respon-
sibility! It's Christmas. He is going to check..
and share.and hear for himself all is well, all
is calm...
I like Christmas because of the pace. I
complain, about it some. But that's just talk. I
have always enjoyed the hustle land the bustle.
I have meandered through Christmas laden'
aisles from Bailey Moore Wrinkle's Hardware to
J C Penney's to Edwin Watt's Super Golf stores
and I have found something on near 'bout every
one of them that made me think, of someone
special on-my-list. I didn't buy everything for
everybody..I didn't have to. They know.
I like Christmas for the music. And the It's
A Wonderful Life reruns. Andthe bells. And
the Cantatas. And the Christmas specials on t.
v. where it always looks bad for the family the
first hour..but it works out in the end. And I
especially like opening the card that begins "To
the. most wonderful dad ever.."
I like Christmas because we pause for a
moment. We reflect. We think. We ponder. And
hopefully we emerge as better people. Kinder in
our thoughts. More loving in our daily admin-
istrations. More Christ like with those who
persecute us..
'I like Christmas because the unhappy
among us can't taint it. The unlearned can't
take away our memories or our joy. The legisla-
tors can't mess this one up. The.grinches spoil
it only for themselves.
I like Christmas because it is the season
of joy. The night sky is brighter., The stars
nearer. The air clearer. The shepherds never
closer. And the message reigns down through
the ages..
I like Christmas because of the hope that it
' gives us for all eternity.
Merry Christmas,
Kes and Family


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that are far more ominous than the WalMart
parking lot.
That folks, particularly our children, are
reminded that they are not defined by the
bounty of the holiday table or the gaily lit tree
and elaborately-wrapped tokens beneath, but
by the kindness, humanity and brotherhood
with which they live and treat others.
We sign off on this holiday edition with the
words of that long-ago author in the newspa-
per, who closed thusly:
"This newspaper realizes that as a mem-
ber of this community we have our obligation
to fulfill. We have tried to be a 'good neighbor
and true friend' to all of you. We will continue
to be.
"With this faith uppermost in our hearts we
wish for you an abundance of all the blessings
that will bring you A Merry Christmas."


KEYBOARD

KLRNtERING
Tim Croft
Star News Editor


From Pain ..
We are not meant to bury our children.
Part of the human condition hardwires in
us human beings the hope and belief that our
children will live to outgrow us, to achieve more
and enjoy more from life than we.
I know the pain the screams from that kind
of loss, understand its manifestations and the
wound left behind that never fully heals, no
matter the distance of time and place.
That a holiday or mark on the calendar
might provide jarring reminder, that represents
the scab being scratched, the scar to the heart
opened a bit more.
So give Allen and Cathy Cox immense
credit for trying to wring something from their
tears, save a life through their grieving for the
recent tragic loss of their son, who died several
weeks back while driving from Port St. Joe to
Gainesvllle.
"Seat Belts Are Stupid."
That's what Sam Cox said frequently,
according to his parents, and that is a chorus
whose refrain is sung by millions.
As Allen explained, Sam would think
nothing of buckling up if headed for gas at
the convenience store or headed for a quick
burger, but couldn't be bothered when it came













to heading over to Panama City.
Seat belts were stupid. Quit nagging.
We are all conspirators.
We ignore the statistics that tell us that
driving a car without a safety belt vastly increases
the odds of serious injury or death.
We ignore the research that shows that the
vast amount of traffic accidents occur within
almost a stone's throw of home.
Just a couple of years ago, six local residents
were killed on county roadways, and not one
was wearing a seat belt.
We ignore how even a -modest -most
teenagers would suggest "granny-like" -,speed of
30 mph is sufficient to wreak hor r ifying carnage
to body and vehicle.
We ignore that it has long been illegal
in Florida and most states to drive without
buckling, that now one can even be pulled over
in the Sunshine State simply'for the lack of a
seat belt or safety harness.
And as for students, they ignore a veritable'
cottage industry aimed at coaxing them to make
a habit of seat belts as well as not drinking nor
taking drugs while they are making a lifetime
habit of driving.
The Sheriff's Office has put on all manner
of programs encouraging young people to think
before they get behind the wheel.
Deputies have re-created a number of
"bloody" and "ghastly" scenarios at the high
schools to drive home the dangers lurking.
within the privilege of driving.
Mashed cars, broken glass, mangled
and severed limbs, all have been part of the
productions deputies have placed in front of
kids, as a sort of "Not Wanted" poster.
Too many, unfortunately, see only the break
from classes, a free hour in the sunshine.
The Sheriff's Office typically puts on these
displays in the early spring, just as the prom and
graduation season is about to blossom, when
the first tastes of adulthood will be savored by,.
let's face it, youngsters.
But the message is a universal one.
The fact that the number of deaths from
alcohol-related traffic accidents continues to
climb is a certain indication that the message
about drinking and driving are hardly finding
purchase.
Additionally, too many will celebrate this
holiday season in inebriated fashion, prior to
getting into the driver's seat, inserting the key
and putting their vehicle in "Drive."
Heck, too many already enjoy a daily
imbibing before they drive home from work,
drive off to the store, drive to meet a friend -
holidays simply provide a convenient excuse.
Further, in this high-tech age, we don't even
need to belly up to the bar to drive impaired.
Recent research has shown that those using
a cell phone while driving are essentially over
the legal limit, possessing the same ability for
quick decisions or reflexive driving as someone
who has a blood-alcohol level of at least .08.
All ofwhich serves to outline the demarcation
between potential survival and death that seat
belts represent.
Allen and Cathy Cox have had decals
made up, as shown above, as their attempt to
remind youngsters, and their parents, about the
importance of wearing seat belts.
They offer the most unfathomably painful
reminder of that importance and they are taking
that around the county, the decals already being
distributed in county schools.
On the form distributed by the Florida
Highway Patrol pertaining to any vehicular
accident, there is no notation about whether a
seat belt did or did not prevent injury or save
a life.
There is only a line noting "Seat Belts" and
boxes for checking, "Yes" or "No." Far too often
in a fatal accident, the investigating trooper has
checked the "No" box.
If, in pufflling themselves upright from this
body blow, the Coxes can save one possible
future fatality by switching that check over to
the "Yes" box, they will have truly honored the
memory of their son.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, December 21, 2006 5A


Memories

- he was an early riser anyway
- and he put footprints in the
ashes.
Everybody in those days


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her own words.
Henry McCall taught his
children the value of honesty,
and Davis soaked up his


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me.

Paul Sewell

One of 16 children of
an Altha sharecropper, Paul
Sewell, 68, grew up in a log
cabin located just off Hwy.
71.
Sewell's home was
without electric lights until
1948, and his mother cooked
the family meals on a wood
burning stove.
On the farm, the Sewells
were self-sufficient. They
raised their own pigs and
livestock and ground their
own meal.
What they lacked, they
traded for at the "rolling store,"
a truck driven by a peddler of
potatoes, coffee, sugar and
other essentials.
Every year in November,


thought everybody lived like
we lived.
My wife, she come out of
the backwoods, and they was
10 years behind the way we
lived. They cooked on an oil
stove and a wood stove.
And then when your
daddies are sharecroppers,
that even makes you poorer
than the one that owns a
farm.
The wagon didn't have
plastic on it. Most of them
were made of metal, but the
kids would get out. rough-
housing and it didn't last long.
But that little wagon we got to
haul wood on it, it would last
about one year to the next.
When we got up in the
world, I got some skates for
Christmas. I had a lot of skint
places.
I learned how to skate,


Wewahitchka resident Lorraine Norton, 94, reclines
in the backyard of her home, which overlooks Lake Alice.
Norton's father played Christmas pranks on her and her two
sisters.


had fireplaces and he put two
footprints in the fireplace as
if Santa had come down the
chimney.
He also raked some smut
off the back of the chimney
where we'd think Santa
brought some smut down as
he came.
We just knew it was Santa
Claus. That surely was Santa
Claus he'd been there.
We always left cookies and
milk for him when he came
down to visit us. And we went
to bed early because we were
afraid he'd come before we got
to sleep.
It was a great time,
Christmas was, for us. Of
course we didn't have lots of
money, but we always got what
everybody else did dolls
and doll carriages, doll beds,
things pertaining to dolls:. We
loved paper dolls, too.
One of the most vivid
things that I remember was
when I was a little, tiny girl
and my father and mother had
gone Christmas shopping.
I guess mama had the
other two girls, they were in
the store shopping. Daddy and
I were walking down the' street.
He had a hold of my hand.
We came to this store,
and the whole showcase the
window was fixed like stair
steps and it went up in a peak
like a Christmas tree.
On those steps were
beautiful dolls, all the way up.
And on top, I reckon she was
the queen of dolls, but she was
the most beautiful thing I'd
ever seen.-
My father said he'd never
forget my expression.
I said, "Daddy you know
the little girl that gets that doll
for Christmas is going to be a
real happy little girl."
Well he said if he'd had to
spend the last dime he had,
he would buy that doll.
.So I was a happy little
girl on Christmas morning. I
got the beautiful doll.
I didn't have any idea.
I just knew that Santa was
going to bring it to some little
girl and how happy she was
going to be, but I happened to
be'the lucky little girl.

Lovie Davis

For 35 years, Lovie Davis,,
89, and-her late husband Otis
Davis, Sr.,. operated Otis' Bait
and Tackle in Wewahitchka.
At the shop, located across
the street from her home on
Hfvy.. 22, the' couple bred
crickets and pedaled fishing
supplies.
Raised rf' a Christian
household, Lovie Davis never
sold a drop of beer, despite the
protests of area fishermen. .
.She was born in. Bay
County to Henry McCall, a
turpentine man, and his wife,
Nettie, a homemaker.
Nettie McCall read her
four children the Bible every
night and explained the text in
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wisdom like a sponge.
"He'd say, 'Always tell
the truth and you'll tell the
same thing every time,'"
remembered Davis, "and
there's a lot of philosophy in
that. He'd say, 'If you start
telling something wrong,
you're going to get crossed
up.'"
Henry McCall's
selflessness and deep love
for his children earned him a
place in'Davis' most treasured
Christmas memory.

For Christmas, my mother
made me rag dolls, and we
always had toys; they were
crude maybe, but we had
some, and we took care of
them.
We would get a Christmas
tree and make chains, out of
paper. We'd have a lot of fun.
We didn't have any lights, but
we had a tree.
There was something
about that fireplace we'd hang
a stocking up or something.
We would have some fruit in it.
That was a treat to have fruit
back then. We'd have oranges
and apples and different fruit
for our Christmas.
And we would sing. We
sang religious songs. and
Christmas songs and we
enjoyed it.-
One Christmas, I had a
pair of shoeswith the toes
worn out, and my 'daddy told
me, "Instead of hanging a
stocking, why don't you set
your shoes up. there ,and let
Santa see them."
The next morning, there
was the prettiest pair of patent
leather shoes you've ever seen
and socks with lace on them
that my mother had sewn.


White City resident Paul Sewell (pictured by his
Christmas tree) grew up on an Altha farm. He and his
brothers received a red wagon every year for Christmas.


Sewell and his family
staged hog killings on farms
throughout the. neighborhood,
slaughtering over a dozen at
,a time to feed the large Altha
families.
Sewell met his wife,
Marlene, at a weenie roast in
her hometown of Clarksville.
The daughter of farmers,
she possessed a kind, gentle
nature and quickly won
Sewell's heart.
Sewell vividly recalls the
moment he first laid eyes on
his future wife "That was
the prettiest girl I ever saw.
H-r hair was just as white as
cotton." .
The Sewells celebrated
their 48th anniversary in,
August.
As he awaited his wife's
return from work, Paul Sewell
recounted two memorable
childhood Christmas gifts.

Every Christmas; daddy
was going to give us a red
wagon to haul wood in.
Me and my brothers knew


Lovie Davis, of Wewahitchka, sits on a bed loaded with pillows
she made for her family as Christmas gifts. As a child, Davis' mother
made her rag dolls for Christmas.


They were my first pair
of real dress shoes that I can
remember. I wore those shoes
for years, but they wore out.
Later I found out that
he had sold a gun he .had
to a friend to get the money
for presents for me and my
brothers.
. He made sure we had
something for Christmas, and
that Christmas stood out for


at Christmas that was what
we was going to get, 'cause my
mama and daddy didn't have
no cash money to buy stuff
with.
At that time we had the
wood stove. Mama cooked on
a wood stove, and our heat
was a fireplace like the one
that sits over there.
We was poor and didn't
really know it, you know. I


but I sure did tear up a lot of
things before I learned how. I
hurt every time I think about
it.
I wouldn't.take nothing for
the way I was brought up. I
had some good times and bad
times, but I found out a long
time ago, it don't hurt to want.
And that's all I could do, 'cause
my mama and daddy done the
.best thing they could do.

Eddie Belle White

The youngest of eight
children, Eddie Belle White,
84, grew up working in the
Lister Still commissary owned
by her father, -H.C. Lister,
a wealthy Wewahitchka
turpentine man.
She dished out beans,
peas and rice from 50-pound
sacks and mastered the art of
bacon carving.
From 1932-1938- White
resided in Lynn Haven,
where her father ran a
second turpentine still, but
she spent every weekend in
Wewahitchka.
After attending 'Jack's
School of Beauty Culture int
Wichita Falls, Tex., White
returned home in 1945 to open
the first of three salons.
"The other two wore out
and this one's about to wear
me out." said White, who at
age 84. holds the distinction
Qo being the oldest licensed
hairdresser in the state of
Florida.
White recalled two
Christmases made memorable
by the antics ofhermischievous
older brother, Claude.

We had quite an enjoyable
childhood at the turpentine
still, and I can remember the
first. Christmas that I found
out there was no Santa Claus.
My brother Claude Lister,
who was a little older than I
am, told me Christmas Eve
night that there was no such
thing as Santa Claus, that it
was mama and daddy.
I said, "You've gotta be
kidding, I don't believe that."
He. said, "If you' don't
believe me, come in here in the
commissary and I will show
you a doll that they got for you
for Christmas."
Well I went with him in


there and there was the most
beautiful doll you've ever
seen.
And so, sure enough, the
next morning when I got up it
was the same doll and that
was when I realized that it was
my mother and father, and not
Santa Claus.
I cried and cried.



The next thing that really
stands out in my mind was
when I was about '12 years old
and I had asked for a bicycle.
At this period of time, we
were living out at Bob Jones'
College in Lynn Haven. We
were living in a house that had
three stories.
Downstairs was the living
room, dining room, kitchen
and one bedroom. Upstairs
was where all of the children
had their bedrooms.
I had asked for this bicycle
and they kept telling me, "No,
that's too much money. There's
too many to buy for; we just
can't do it."
I was just so
disappointed.
Christmas morning, my
brother Claude came in real
early in the morning and said,
"Get up, come on go see what
Santa Claus brought you."
And I said, "No I'm not
going because I'm not going to
get my bike," and that's all I
really wanted a beautiful red
bicycle with shiny spokes.
And he said, "Come on,
you just might be able to
.get one," so I finally got up
and went down and I was so
happy. I saw that beautiful,
beautiful red bike with the
shiny spokes. I was so happy.
I' rode that thing, and I
always tried to when I'd get
off of it put the kick stand
down and stand it up.
And one day I. came home
from riding the bikle and put it
down and this same brother -
he was so mean to me he ran
over my bike.
And that was the end of
my beautiful red bicycle.


Wewahitchka nurse Nellie Wade (pictured by her Christmas
tree) was the youngest of 11 children. Christmas brought her
close-knit family together.


Nellie Wade

Nellie Wade, 83, was born
in Little Washington, Perinn.,
just outside of Pittsburg.
The youngest of 11
children, she hardly knew her
father, who died of pneumonia
when she was a baby.
Every weekend, Wade's
mother, who was also named
Nellie, cooked a big dinner
with homemade bread, cakes
and pies.
Wade's older siblings
returned home with their
spouses and significant
others, and left young Wade
with a kitchen full of dishes.
The dinners always ended
with homemade ice cream and
songs around the piano.
As a young woman, Wade
studied nursing at a Catholic
hospital in nearby West
Virginia.
When World War II broke
out, she and her36 classmates


mind I was about six years
61d, and we didn't have a
Christmas tree. I don't know
why because we always had a
Christmas tree.
Tom, one of my brothers
-. I've got seven of them he
went out and cut a limb off
a tree. He stuck it in a pot of
dirt or something; he had it
standing up.
He come in the house
and he made popcorn. We sat
there with a piece of string and -
a needle and threaded that -
popcorn and put it on the tree.
He let me help him. I never did -
that before.
I thought it was the
prettiest tree I'd ever seen,
'cause Tom made it for me. -
That always stuck out in 'I
my memory to think that my'.
brother would do it, because
he was older.
To me that was one
of the most memorable -
Christmases.


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vowed to enlist. Only Wade
and two others stayed true to
their word.
Wade served for two
years at the 364 Field
.Hospital in Kyoto, Japan, but
homesickness brought her
back to Pennsylvania.
Wade and her mother
moved to Wewahitchka in
1948, after falling in lobe with
the town during a previous
vacation.
In Wewahitchka, Wade
worked for a variety of
doctors, including the late Dr.
Harold Canning, with whom,
she spent 23 years.
In the early 70s, she
became a midwife, delivering
three babies a month for three
years.
Later, the supervisor
for the St. Joe Paper Mill
persuaded her to take a job
at the mill's nursing station,
where she spent what she
only half-jokingly calls the
worst years of her life.
After a lifetime of hard
work, Wade never got used to
the long stretches of inactivity
at the mill, though she enjoyed
the workers' company.
She now works eight
hours a day in Wewahitchka
for Dr. Michael Barnes. She
is known locally for her talent
at administering a pain-free
shot.
Wade recalled one year
when her older brother Tom
saved Christmas.

All our Christmases were
beautiful because there were
so many of us and we were
always together. We'd get
around the piano and sing,
and not one of us could carry
a tune, but we enjoyed it.
Mom cooked two turkeys,
four ducks, a couple hens, and
we all got together.
We had a wonderful family.
I wish everybody's family was
like ours, 'cause we were so
close. There were 11 of us.
You'd think we'd fight and feud,
but we never did. We always
looked after each other.
The Christmas I remember
most that sticks out in my


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Timeline for Jail Transfer Extended as Bumps Arise


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In a special meet-
ing Tuesday afternoon,
the Board of County
Commissioners feverishly
continued making plans to
assume management of the
county jail on Jan. 1.
In a letter dated Nov. 17,
Gulf County Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch informed com-
missioners that he would
relinquish control of the
jail on Jan. 1 to the county
board, citing the Sheriff"s
Office budget and lack of
resources to continue oper-
ating the jail.
County commission-
ers have been scrambling
to put necessary person-
nel, procedures and fund-
ing in place, plus obtain
the obligatory credentials
from state and federal law
enforcement agencies that


the county must have in
order to assume control of
the jail.
Gulf County adminis-
trator Don Butler reported
that during a meeting earlier
in the day with Bay County
officials he was informed
that Bay County could not
at this time accept any Gulf
County inmates due to lack
of resources.
The morning meeting
was to discuss any options
that Bay County could offer
Gulf County in terms of
handling inmates during
jail renovations and pris-
oner overflow.
Butler informed com-
missioners that ,auditors
had toured the Gulf County
jail over the weekend and
would present a report Dec.
27 to the board.
He added that only five
current jail employees met
requisite standards, and


Water Supply Plan

Public Workshop
for
Franklin and Gulf Counties

The public is invited to attend a workshop to discuss the draft
Regional Water Supply Plan being developed by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District to address water supply is-
sues in Franklin and Gulf Counties. The workshop will include
an overview of the plan and opportunity for questions and com-
ments from the public.

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2007
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM (EST)
Place: Gulf County Commission Meeting Room, Robert M.-
Moore Administrative Building, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex, Port St. Joe, FL

The Draft Regional Water Supply Plan can be found on the in-
ternet tit: http://www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us. Copies of the plan
in CD-ROM can be obtained from the NWFWMD by contacting
Maria Culbertson at (850) 539-5999 or via e-mail at Maria.
Culbertson@nwfwmd.state.fl.us'


other current employees
must be let go after Jan. 1
because they did not have
the required training and
certifications.
Butler said there were
"several other problems to
work out," and the board
needed to go ahead and
hire personnel to fill the
upcoming vacant positions.
Citing the need for two
people per shift to operate
the jail, Butler said, "It's
going to be hard to attract
people for these jobs," and
asked the board for per-
mission to hire sufficient
personnel.
When Commissioner
Nathan Peters asked Butler
if the county could contin-
ue, advertising for the posi-
tions, Gulf County attorney
Tim McFarland said the
board needed to "circum-
vent the [county's] regular


hiring procedure and hire
in bulk."
"The problem is,"
McFarland said, "you can't
hire people at the current
pay."
Upchiirch reiterated to
the board that his depart-
ment would continue to
help as needed in order
to make the transition of
jail management from the
Sheriff's Department to the
'county as smooth as pos-
sible.
He told the board that
he would give them until
Feb. 1 to hire the necessary
personnel if the board took
over all administrative and'
financial duties of the jail
on Jan. 1.
Commissioner Bill
Williams told the board
that the current Bay County
warden, never mentioned
by name, was about to


retire and had indicated
interest in working at the
Gulf County jail.
The board unanimous-
ly agreed to. give Butler the
power to negotiate a tempo-
rary contract in a consult-
ing capacity with the Bay
County warden.
Commissioners also
gave Butler authority to see
how many certified correc-
tional officers as he can
immediately hire.
Butler was not autho-
rized to set a pay scale
for the new hires, but
was instructed to return
to the board in two days
(Thursday) with a complete
financial overview so com-
missioners would have a
clear idea of the costs asso-
ciated with hiring new per-
sonnel.
It was also pointed out
to the board that the county


was waiting to receive the
necessary paperwork that
designates the county as
a duly authorized criminal
justice agency.
Until the county receives
the designation, it cannot
officially hire any correc-
tions officers.
According to Butler's
office, the necessary paper-
work for the county was
filed last Friday.
The authorization must
come from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation,
and the county has no idea
when the FBI will complete
the paperwork, although
the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement is try-
ing to expedite the process
because ofthe Commission's
emergency assumption of
jail operations.


City Commission Ends Official Year on Soft Note


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In Tuesday night's meet-
ing, the 'Port St. Joe City'
Commission gave unani-
mous final plat approval
to the Barefoot Cottages
development on the west
side of Highland View,
although several commis-
sion members called the
development's representa-
tive to task about the final
plans.
Stating the same thing
as in several past meet-
ings, Commissioner Benny
Roberts told the company
representative that the orig-
inal development drawings
didn'tt look anything like
this."
"I've:proposed an ordi-


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nance that when we get a
preliminary drawing, that's
what we get," Roberts told
the audience and the rep-
resentative, adding that the
county was not happy with
the results while ticking off
several things he had heard
were problems.
Port St. Joe mayor
Frank Pate said, "We've got
to approve it because our
attorney has approved it."
In. other business:
John Jones, senior
planner of Land Design
Innovations, Inc., the cor-
poration hired to design the
Port St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency's master plan, pre-
sented the board with an
overview of the plan.
He reminded the board
that the plan was, only a
recommendation and was
to serve as a guide.
"This is not a cure-all,"
Jones said, "but a starting
point."
The board said they
had not received the plan in
time to study it and would
call for a public workshop
to discuss it in depth.


Jim Garth, president of
the board of the Port St.' Joe
Waterfront Partnership, fol-
lowed Jones's presentation
with an introduction to the
Waterfront Partnership's
master plan, which is tied
into the Redevelopment
Agency plan."
The Waterfront
Partnership plan is a strat-
egy to develop the city's
waterfront into an intercon-
nected, community-friendly
pedestrian pathway over a
period of several years.
The St. Joe Lake proj-
ect near Forest Park has
used all the' grant money
allotted for digging the lake,
according to notes from
Port -St. Joe city manager
Lee Vincent, who was not at
themeeting.
According to one of the
city's engineers, the excava-
tion phase of the project
was 90 percent completed
before funds ran out.
The grant money did
not include proposed ame-
nities for the lake and park
project, like the walking
trail


Roberts reiterated that
he had asked several times
how much money was left
for the project and was.
assured by Preble-Rish
Engineers, the city's engi-
neering company of record,
that funds were "just fine."
After Jan. 1 engineers
intend to install the dam,
then Florida Fish and Game
Commission' will install an
aerator and stock the lake
with fish.
Representatives of the
Port St. Joe Port Authority
requested permission from
the board to begin nego-
tiations with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers to trade
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county property on the
north side of the canal.
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interferes with the Port
Authority's plans to devel-
op a boat launch and dock-
ing facility on the north
side .f the canal as part of
the establishment of a port
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Dive Shop Pushes

By Dale Kingon .-',
Florida Freedom .- ., ,
Newspapers. .' *


A Port St. Joe dive shop
manager approached its
City Commission on Dec.
5 to request a workshop
that would inform commis-
sioners of the potential eco-
nomic boaist of sinking a
ship in Gulf County.
Tracy Melvin, the new
manager for Daly's Dock
and Dive, told commission-
ers that ships sunk as arti-
ficial reefs generate more
than $415 million annu-
ally in five counties in the
Florida Panhandle.
Melvin said it was
important to gauge local
support for such a project
before consultants for Reef
Makers, who coined the
term Ships to Reefs, came
in January to evaluate the
county.
She said consultants
would look at. the local
economy, community -sup-
port and the seabed as
indicators of suitability for
a Ships to Reefs project.
SCommissioners held a
workshop on Dec. 11 to
hear from Melvin about the,
Ships to Reefs program.
"The meeting went very
Well, "said Melvin. She said
commissioners agreed to
write a letter of support
and to. work on drafting
a resolution to show the
board supports the pro-
posed project.
According to Melvin the
state proposed setting aside
funding in its upcoming
budget to support building
artificial reef sites around
the state. Currently money
from people who purchase
salt water fishing licenses
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Dale Kingon
Tracy Melvin looks up artificial reef sites online
interview last week. Melvin hopes to have a decommissio
sunk in Gulf County in two years.


and fishing tackle go to
maintaining reefs around
the state.
In 1999 the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
commissioned Florida
State University to look
into the economic viability
of artificial reefs.
Melvin said the study,
dubbed the Bell Study
because the research was
done by Fred Bell and Mark
Bonn, looked at five coun-
ties that had artificial reefs;
Gulf, Bay, Walton, Escambia
and Santa Rosa.
They found through
interviews with local busi-
nesses that the reefs gen-
erated 8,100 jobs and ,for
every dollar spent on creat-


ing the reef $131 v
into the economy.
Most of the j
money were g
through recreation
of the reefs like d:
fishing.
"They found tl
the reefs brought
more respectful of
ronment. Not recd
irresponsible. TI
like to spend moi
Melvin. "This was
study to show that
reefs were good."
Additional
showed that old
tires were not idea
ficial reefs becai
were small and
Strong currents an
caused those reef,


Sinking S
and become unsafe.
The Navy commis-
sioned the RAND study and
Michael V Hynes, John E.
Peters and Denis Rushworth
turned the findings into a
book: "Artificial Reefs: A
Disposal Option for Navy
and MARAD Ships."
A teaser for the book
says the authors examine
the economic, legal, envi-
ronmental, and program-
matic issues that might
..- bear on the Navy's decision
to pursue the reefing option
more seriously.
They examined .the
demand for ships to be used
as reefs and the impedi-
ments to such use, sug-
gested program goals, and
reviewed possible business
A models for their potential
1,,- to minimize risks and costs
to the Navy.
The end result of the
study proved that the most
a/The Times economically viable way to
during an
)ned vessel dispose of the ships was to
gut them of harmful prod-
entback ucts and then sink them as
artificial reefs.
jobs and Melvin said the mili-
enerated tary has more than 400
nal uses decommissioned ships
giving and around the country and
scrapping all that metal is
he people cost prohibitive. A decom-
in were missioned fleet in Virginia,
Sthe envi- the James River Fleet, has
less and 35 ships that could poten-
hey also tially become a reef in Gulf
ney," said County. They range in size
the first from small 1.2 ton vessels

artificial up to 39 tons.
She said Ann Marie
research and Ed Daly learned of the
cars and Ships to Reefs program
al as arti- years ago. It wasn't until
use they Melvin came aboard less
unstable. than a month ago that the
id storms push started in earnest to
' to shift bring another artificial reef


hips for Reefs


to the area.
Melvin said the USS
Oriskany that the Navy sank
in Pensacola recently brings
in more than $200,000
monthly despite the ship's
position in deep water. The
U.S. Air Force plans to sink
the USS Vandenberg in Key
West sometime in 2008 and
anticipates generating $186
million in 10 years from
tourists to the reef.
Melvin is optimistic
about the Reef Makers con-
sultants coming to the area
in January. She is working
on getting support from area
businesses, the Economic
Development Council, City
Commission and the Tourist
Development Council.
"Feedback from the
small groups has been
positive. I think the stars
are definitely aligned," said
Melvin. She thinks the fact
the area is listed as an area
of economic concern should


make it an attractive place
to work on an project that
could generate tremendous
revenue and jobs.
Melvin is also sure local
fishermen will like the idea
as research has shown an
artificial reef the size of
an automobile produces
over 2,000 pounds of Red
Snapper over a five year
period. This is significant
as Melvin notes red snap-
per populations are around
three percent of what they
were in 1880.
If everything goes well
in Jan. and Reef Makers
decide to pursue sinking a
ship in Gulf County it will
take as long as two years
before the process is over.
"The process has got-
ten shorter as it has gotten
more streamlined," said
Melvin of Reef Makers who
has sunk 20 ships in 16
years around the world.


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Outstanding Gulf/Beach Views
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GULF FRONT, Cape San Blas
4 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
Apx. 1,870 Square Feet H/C
Deeded beach & bay access
Fully furnamished
S 2 Master/ Bedrooms
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GULF FRONT, Gulf Pines
3 Bedrooms & 3 Baths
Apx. 1,536 Square Feet H/C
100 feet on the beach- ,
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Fully furnished, fireplace, vaulted ceilings
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BAY FRONT, Cape San Bias 1ST TIER, Cape San Bias
4 Bedrooms & 3 Baths 3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths
Apx. 3,400 Total Square Feet Apx. 1,743 Square Feet H/C
Detached Guest House Unobstructed gulf views
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S73% (101-37)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. East Carolina 7. U.C.L.A.
3. New Mexico 8. Oklahoma State
4. Utah 9. California
5. Arizona State 10. Rutgers

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Your Floral & Tuxedo Specialist
(850) 227-1564
208 Reid Ave, Port St Joe, FL

Mel

SMagidson

71% (98-40)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. U.C.L.A.
3. San Jose State 8. Alabama,
4. Tulsa 9. Texas A&M i
5. Hawaii 10. Rutgers
Mel Magidson, Jr.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
528 6th St. Port St. Joe, FL
850-227-7800

Steve

SKerigan
69% (96-42)
1. Rice 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. San Jose State 8. Alabama
4. Utah 9. California
5. Hawaii 10. Rutgers
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Norton

69% (96-42)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. New Mexico 8. Alabama
4. Utah 9. California
5. Hawaii 10. Rutgers


CeASTALCOMMUNITY BANK
206 Monument Ave. Port. St. Joe; Florida 32456 850-227-7722
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. Hawaii

First Foridian
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1. Troy
2. South Florida
3. New Mexico
4. Utah
5. Hawaii



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1. Troy
2. South Florida
3. New Mexico
4. Utah
5. Hawaii


Andy
Smith
2% (100-38)
6. Central Michigan
7. U.C.L.A.
8. Alabama
9. California
10. Rutgers'

Hannon
Insurance
850-227-1133


Mark

Costin
70% (97-41)
6. Central Michigan
7. Florida State
8. Alabama
9. California
10. Rutgers
Port St. Joe
St. Joe Ace Hardware -
#00844
201 Williams Avenue
(850) 227-1717 or 229-8028


Dina

Parker
69% (96-42)
6. Central Michigan
7. Florida State
8. Alabama
9. California
10. Rutgers


PROSPERITY BANK
Oar CommwWAuty
Port St Joe
528 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
850-227-3370


1. Rice t
2. South Florida 7
3. San Jose State 8
4. Utah '
5. Hawaii 1



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Ralph
Rish

% (96-42)
S. Central Michigan
r. Florida State
B. Alabama
I. California
10. Rutgers


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324 Marina Drive
Port St Joe, FL


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1. Troy
2. South Florida
3. New Mexico
4. Utah
5. Hawaii


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2. South Florida
3. New Mexico
4. Tulsa
5. Hawaii



Gulf Coast Realty


1. Troy
2. South Florida
3. San Jose State
4. Tulsa
5. Hawaii
Coastal


Tim

DePuy
.5% (99-39)
6. Middle Tenn.
7. Florida State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas A&M
10. Rutgers


Jay
Rish

'0% (97-41)
6. Central Michigan
7. U.C.L.A.
8. Alabama
9. California
10. Rutgers

(850) 227-9600
252 Marina Drive
Port St Joe, FL


Megan
Burkett
69% (96-42)
6. Central Michigan
7. U.C.L.A.
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas A&M
10. Rutgers

(850) 227-7775
106 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe, FL


Dusty &
Daniel May

68% (95-43)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. East Carolina 7. U.C.L.A.
3. San Jose State 8. Alabama
4. Utah 9. Texas A&M
5. Hawaii 10. Rutgers

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Ralph

Roberson
75% (103-35)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. New Mexico 8. Oklahoma State
4. Utah 9. California
5. Hawaii 10. Rutgers
ROBERSON & FRIEDMAN, PA.
= CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
(850) 227-3838
214 7th Street, Port St Joe, FL


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Warriner

74% (102-36)
1. Rice 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. U.C.L.A.
3. New Mexico 8. Alabama
4. Tulsa 9. California
5. Hawaii 0. Rutgers


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Kerigan

68% (95-43)
ice 6. Central Michigan
ast Carolina 7. Florida State
an Jose State 8. Oklahoma State
ulsa 9. Texas A&M
awaii 10. Rutqers

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229-LOAN


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2. South Florida
3. New Mexico
4. Tulsa
5. Hawaii


Gulf Coast Realty
Gulf Coast Realty


Blake
Rish
8% (95-43)
6. Central Michigan
7. U.C.L.A.
8. Oklahoma State
9. California
10. Rutgers

(850) 227-9600
252 Marina Drive
Port St Joe, FL


Michael
Hammond
67% (93-45)
6. Central Michigan
7. Florida State
8. Alabama
9. Texas A&M
10. Kansas State


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Blaylock
66% (92-46)
6. Central Michigan
7. U.C.L.A.
8. Alabama
9. Texas A&M
10. Rutgers
(850) 227-7900
602 Monument Ave
Hwy 98
Port St Joe, FL


T6Joan
Cleckley
65.5% (91-47)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. U.C.L.A.
3. San Jose State 8.Alabama
4. Tulsa r 9. California
5. Arizona State 10. Rutgers

(850) 229-82,26
529 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd
Vk Port St Joe, FL

Boyd
Pickett
64% (89-49)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. New Mexico 8. Alabama
4. Utah 9. Texas.A&M
5. Arizona State 10. Rutgers


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(850) 229-2977
202W. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe


Bo


1. Troy
2. East Carolina
3. New Mexico
4. Utah
5. Arizona State


Patterson
66% (92-46)
6. Central Michigan
7. Florida State
8. Alabama
9. California
10. Rutgers


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(850) 227-9555
402 3rd Street, Port St Joe, FL

Aaron

Farnsley
65% (90-48)
1. Rice 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. New Mexico 8. Alabama
4. Utah;, 9. California .
5. Hawaii 10. Rutgers
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Providing Personalized Financial Guidance
(850) '27-3336
202 Marina Drive, Port St Joe, FL

Bill
S1 W illiams
63% (88-50)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. San Jose State 8. Oklahoma State
4. Utah 9. California
5. Arizona State 10. Rutgers
INTEGRAL THERAPY WELLINE"f
(850) 647-9170
190 Lightkeepers Drive, St Joe Beach, FL
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Darius
Chambers
66% (92-46)
1. Rice 6. Central Michigan
2. South Florida 7. Florida State
3. New Mexico 8. Alabama
4. Utah 9. California
5. Arizona State 10. Rutgers

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(850) 229-8398
125 W Hwy 98, Port St Joe, FL

Keith "Duke"
Jones

64% (89-49)
1. Troy 6. Central Michigan
2. East Carolina 7. Florida State(
3. New Mexico 8. Alabama
4. Tulsa 9. Texas A&M
5.. Arizona State 10. Kansas State
AUDIT, ACCOUNTING, TAX & CONSULTING SERVICES

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411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-1040 PH 850-229-9398FX


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1. Troy
2. East Carolina
3. New Mexico
4. Tulsa
5. Arizona State



Gulf Coast Realty


Lowry
0% (84-54)
6. Central Michigan
7. Florida State
8. Alabama
9. California
10. Rutgers

(850) 227-9600
252 Marina Drive
Port St Joe, FL


1. Troy
2. South Florida
3. San Jose State
4. Tulsa
5. Hawaii


Matt
Trahan
55% (76-62)
6. Middle Tenn.
7. U.C.L.A.
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas A&M
10. Rutgers


Dockside Cafe
(850) 229-9703 (850) 229-5200
908,Cape San Blas Rd 342 West 1st Street
Port St Joe, FL Port St Joe, FL


W ee'k of December 21, 2006
BOWL GAME PREDICTIONS
plc K Sf Circle the team name you are predicting to win for each game Wte&
P I C K S 1. Rice vs Troy
's fun and easy! Pick the winners in the games listed 2. South Florida vs East Carolina
by the team you think will win. (One entry per person 3. New Mexico vs San Jose State
If more than one entry is entered,you will be 4. Tulsa vs Utah
disqualified. Must be 18 or older to play.
Employees of Star Publications and 5. Arizona State vs Hawaii
their family members are not eligible l Tnn ntral
to participate in the Pigskin Picks. 6. Middle Tenn. vs Central Michigan
Bring, fax or mail your 7. Florida State vs U.C.L.A.
entry to: S eA m
The Star 8. Oklahoma State vs Alabama
135 Hwy98 9. California vs Texas A&M
Port City Shopping Center Tie Breaker: 10. Rutgers vs Kansas State
Fax: 227-7212 y, Pick Score/ Name
Entries must be brought in, Rice Address
mailed or faxed no later than Ade
noon Friday prior to games. Daytime Phone
Last Gaine's Winner: Dave Thompson, Port t. Joe, FL: Missed 2 out of 10,
Tie breaker decide d -. _,0 (Random drawing will determine winner in case of a tie)
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2. South Florida
3. San Jose State
4. Tulsa
5. Hawaii


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Gators Split Four Games Heading


into Holiday Tournament


The Wewahitchka Gators basketball
team will enter this week's Blountstown
IIoliday Tournament riding high after a
blowout of Poplar Springs.
i The week was a roller coaster for
Wewahitchka, a loss to Apalachicola fol-
lowed by a win over Carrabelle, a loss
tb Vernon followed by the rout of Poplar
Springs.
After competing in the Blountstown
tournament Wednesday through Friday,
Wewahitchka will be off until a Jan. 6 trip
to Port St. Joe.
Dec. 12
Apalachicola 70,
Wewahitchka 43


The host Gators fell behind 19-4 in the
opening quarter and never could close the
gap though they played the Sharks on rela-'
tively even terms the final three periods.-
Clarence Gray had 13 points to lead
the Wewahitchka attack, with Paul Myers
adding 12 points and seven rebounds.
Josh Mitchell had seven points and
team-highs four assists and three steals.
Joey Shipman added four points and
Taylor Smith four points and a team-high
eight rebounds.
Kevin Strickland scored three points.
Dec. 15
Wewahitchka 54, Carrabelle 40
Visiting Wewahitchka jumped on the
Panthers early to build a 23-13 and cruised


to an easy victory.
The Gators were particularly effective
on defense, holding Carrabelle to 11 of 18
shooting from the floor, blocking 13 shots
and making 10 steals.
Clarence Gray and Taylor Smith each
scored 12 points to lead the Gators,
Gray adding a team-high eight rebounds,
four assists, four steals and five blocked
shots.
Joey Shipman and Chris Peak scored
nine points apiece and Chance Knowles
added six points and seven rebounds. Billy
Naylor chipped in with four points, Kevin
Strickland with two points.
Smith and Strickland both had six
rebounds

Dec. 16
Vernon 58,
Wewahitchka 46

Playing in the Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation Basketball Classic
at Chipola Junior College, the Gators fell
behind after a close opening 16 minutes as
Vernon pulled away late for the win.
The Gators were down 28-26 at half-
time, but were out-scored by 10 in the
second half.
Clarence Gray again led the Gator
offense with 13 points, and also blocked
seven shots, with Josh Mitchell also in


double figures with 11 points.
Taylor Smith added nine points and a
team-high eight rebounds and Paul Myers
had six points and seven blocked shots.
Chris Peak chipped in with five points
and Chance Knowles had two points and
tied Smith with eight boards.

Dec. 18
Wewahitchka 75,
Poplar Springs 37

The host Gators opened the game with
a 25-9 first-quarter surge and held Poplar
Springs in single digits in scoring in three
of four periods for their third-straight
win.
Wewahitchka blanketed Poplar Springs
defensively, allowing the visitors to shoot
five of 13 from two-point range.
Clarence Gray scored a game-high 22
points and had five assists, four steals and
three blocked shots.
Chance Knowles had 13 points and a
team-high 11 rebounds and Paul Myers
added 11 points and eight rebounds.
Josh Mitchell had nine points, Taylor
Smith seven points and eight rebounds
and Joey Shipman tossed in eight points
and seven rebounds.
Kevin Strickland had five points and
five rebounds.


Langston Tournament Tough Test for Sharks


* To say that the Port St. Joe Sharks
moved up in class during the Norris D.
Langston Youth Scholarship Foundation
Basketball Classic at Chipola Junior
College would be an understatement.
On Friday night, it was traditional
Class 5A power Daytona Beach Seabreeze,
6-1 entering the game and among those
receiving votes in the Florida sportswrit-
ers' basketball poll.
The following night it was East
Gadsden, unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in
Class 4A in the sportswriters' poll, and
sporting a front line in which the shortest
player stood 6-foot-6, at least three inches
higher than the Sharks' tallest player.
So it would be of little surprise that the
Class 2A Sharks (5-4 overall) would come


away from Chipola with a pair of losses,
those in diametrically opposing styles.

Dec. 15
Daytona Beach Seabreeze 76,
Port St. Joe 48

Seabreeze came out running and the
Sharks could not keep pace, falling behind
36-26 by halftime and watching as Daytona
Beach turned the game into a rout with a
24-12 fourth-quarter advantage.
"We just didn't play well, you can't
sugarcoat that at all," said Port St. Joe
coach Derek Kurnitsky.
Rashard Rouse paced the Shark offense
with 15 points, while Arsenio Sanders was
also in double figures with 14 points.


Jordan McNair added six points, Mike
Quinn three points and Ricardo Clemmons,
Matt Gannon, Chaz Byrd, Billy Martin and
Darel Smith scored two points apiece,

Dec. 16
East Gadsden 45,
Port St. Joe 36

The Sharks, playing with just six play-
ers due to illness and other issues, decid-.
ed on a different tack against tall, athletic
and fast East Gadsden.
Playing a deliberate offense, at times
holding the ball for long stretches, the
Sharks stayed within striking distance of'
a team which Kurnitsky said was on par
with the Arlington" Country Day squad that


beat Port St. Joe in the state semifinals
last year en route to the title.
"We played really well," Kurnitsky said.
"I was happy with the way we came back
(from the previous night) and played. We
played smart and disciplined basketball."
Ricardo Clemmons and Chaz Byrd
led the way with 14 points apiece. Arsenio
Sanders had six points and Matt Gannon
two points.
"I never like to lose, but given who we
played and how many players we had, I
was pleased."
The Sharks' remain ranked No. 5 in
the Class 2A sportswriters' poll.


Port St. Joe Girls Even Hoops Record


A two-game winning streak to complete the week
evened the Port St. Joe girls' basketball team's record
as they prepared for Thursday's Ponce de Leon Holiday
Shootout before taking a break for the holidays
Following wins over Wewahitchka and Blountsto n. the
Lady Sharks stand 4-4 overall and 2-0 in district play.


Port St. Joe controlled the lane and the glass in securing a win
r Blountstown. "


Dec. 12
Malone 76? Port St. Joe 52
Malone broke out to an early lead and never faltered
in coasting to an easy w\\i over the visiting Lady Sharks.
Kayla Parker led Port St. Joe with 16 points and
Taylor Byrd added 13.
Jera Ashabranner added eight points, Tiara Pryor
had five-points and Rachel Parker four points.
Samone Smiley and Mariah Johnson each chipped in
with two points.
Dec. 14
Port St. Joe 38, Wewahitchka 34
The Lady Gators built an early lead, jumping ahead
20-15 at halftime.
But a fourth-quarter surge from visiting Port St. Joe,
which scored eight-straight points at one juncture in the
period, was sufficient for the win.
Samone Smiley led the offense for the Lady Sharks
with eight points and Tiara, Pryor added seven points.
Kayla Parker and Taylor Byrd each scored six points
and Jera Ashabranner chipped in five points.
Rachel Parker had four points and Keesa Clemmons
two.
Dec. 18
Port St. Joe 31, Blountstown 20
The Lady Sharks jumped to the lead from the opening
whistle and cruised from there in a game shortened to six-


minute quarters due' to a mix-up with the referees.
Kayla Parker led the way for host Port St. Joe, scoring
12 points, while Jera Ashablranner added 10 points.
Taylor 'Byrd scored four points, Angelica Driesbach
and Rachel Parker each scored two points and Audrey'
Skanes added a point from the charity stripe.


Kayla Parker averaged 11 points a game as the Lady Sharks
went 2-1 during the past week.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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Clarence Gray

Gray, a senior forward, averaged 15 points a game during the Gators'
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shots in a win over Poplar Springs and blocked seven shots in a win over
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Points To Playoffs


By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer

Between claiming two
victories against district
opponents, the Port St. Joe
boys' soccer team lost to
Rutherford in the past week,
which ended with a 5-0 loss
to Lynn Haven Mosley.
On Thursday, Dec. 7,
the Sharks defeated visiting
West Gadsden 4-1. And on
Monday, Dec. 11, the Sharks
fell 1-0 to Rutherford. On
Tuesday, December 12, the
Sharks picked up their dis-
trict streak and prevailed
against at Tallahassee John
Paul II 2-0.
The Sharks hosted


The Port St. Joe Middle
School boys' basketball
team completed a. 12-2
campaign last Thursday
with a 38-26 victory over
Quincy Shanks.
Port St. Joe managed
to avenge both defeats on
its season slate. A 26-22
loss to Grand Ridge in the
,season's second game was
avenged on Nov. 27 when
Port St. Joe won 48-35.
Port St. Joe had lost at
Quincy 37-30 on Nov. 28, a
loss balanced in the season
finale.


Mosley in the final game
before the holiday break.
West Gadsden
The Shark team played
a solid game at home.
Although play commenced
slowly for the boys, Port St.
Joe was capable of control-
ling the field after approxi-
mately 15 minutes. Hunter
Garth served admirably
as goalie the entire game
because the Sharks' bench
was short a few starting play-
ers due to injuries and red
card suspensions. During
play, Garth made two great
saves, but unfortunately a
penalty kick within the box
allowed West Gadsden to
mark a score.


,Calvinr Pryor led Port
St. Joe in scoring for the
season, scoring 183 points
for a 13.1 per'game aver-
age. Roman Quinn aver-
aged 8.3 points.
Quincy ,Welch led the
team in rebounding, aver-
aging 8.1 boards a game,
while scoring an average of
7.9 points per game. Pryor
was second on the team in
rebounding, averaging 7.2
boards a game.
Rakeem Quinn aver-
aged 7.6 points and 4.7
rebounds a game for the


Shark offense was
active; four different players
scored the goals, each offer-
ing a reciprocal assist.
Mica Ashcraft scored
the first goal with an assist
by Jimmy Curry and later
returned the favor by assist-
ing Curry who scored the
final Port St. Joe goal.
Assisted by Alex Flanagan,
Kurtis Krum scored to make
it 2-1. Flanagan made it 3-
1, receiving assistance from
Krum.
Rutherford
For the second time this
season, Port. St. Joe played
Rutherford. The first game
had ended 4-1 in the Sharks
favor but this time victory


season.
In the finale against
Shanks, Pryor had 16
points and 10 rebounds
and Rakeem Quiinn added
14 points and 10 rebounds.
Welch also had 10 rebounds
to go with nine points.
The middle school ros-
ter also included Andrew
Burke, C.J. Butts, Austin
Howze, Trevor Larig, Luke
Linton, Russell Miller,
Dorian North and John
Whitfield.


Tim Croft/The Star
Goalie Sam Bland and the Mosley defense was too stiff for the Sharks as the Dolphins shutout Port
St. Joe 5-0 in the final boys' soccer game before the holiday break.


proved elusive. Rutherford
scored first, as they had
in the previous match, but
a change in their defense
prevented the barrage of
Port St. Joe drives which
plagued the Rams in the
previous meeting.
Again, the goal to -slip
through came from anoth-
er penalty kick within the
defending Shark goal.
Insisting the penalties
had not developed from
"bad fouls," Coach Tom
Curry noted it did present
Rutherford the opportunity
to win.
Never deterred enough
to learn or see his team learn
from a loss, Curry acknowl-
edged the larger obstacles
arising from the toughened
team and suspects the expe-
rience will better, prepare
the Sharks for district and
regional playoffs beginning_


in late January.
John Paul II
Another District
opponent fell Tuesday in
Tallahassee.
Garth served again as
goalie, this time forming a
skilled, impenetrable wall
and blocking four excellent
shots by John Paul II play-
ers. Shark goals split into
each half. During the initial
half, Jeremy Baxley pound-
ed his deflected shot back at
the goalie to make the first
mark on the board.
Krum sent the ball pow-
erfully downfield from quite
a distance, according to
Curry, after which the ball
curved scarcely yet unmis-
takably underneath the top
crossbar.
Port St. Joe has yet to
play Bozeman a second
time, but Curry reported
the Sharks had effectively


"secured the number one
seed at districts..."
The Sharks spot an
unblemished district record
and, should they lose to
Bozeman, that team would
not be capable of claiming
the seed due to, a few losses
of its -own.

The District Tournament
for will be held at the Shark
Stadium this year from
January 22 to January 26.
More details will be released
as the dates approach.
Soccer fans come out and
support the team as they
contend to reach regional.
Lady Sharks
The lone game for the
girls last week, against
Walton County, was can-
celled and the girls will not
play again ,until after the
holidays.


Parker All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention
Ashl an Parker followed up a state championship high school
senior season in 2005 with an All-Sun Belt Conference perfor-
mance as a freshman this season at Florida International.
Parker. who helped lead Port St. Joe to the state Class 1A
crown in Miarmi last year. called that same turf home ground
this season, his first \\itli the Golden Panthers of Florida
International.
The fledgling program was winless in its first in NCAA
Division I-A. but through no fault of Parker's, as he was named
an honorable mention selection to the All-Sun Belt Conference
team.
Parker, one of 18 true freshmen to see action this year for
the Golden Panthers. started and played in all 12 games this
year.
He was third on the team with 23 catches, averaging 10
yards per reception. His long was a 42-yard catch-and-run
against conference foe Lotusiana-Monroe.
Parker had eight catches for 71 yards in a sevein-overtime
loss to North Texas.
SWith 1.92 catches per game, Parker was 171 in the con-
ference and his 19.25 receiving yards per game ranked 22nd.
Parker caught passes in nine of 12 games.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School


Parker, a freshman guard,
averaged 11 points a game dur-
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including team-highs against
Malone and Blountstown.


Footlik, a senior right defend-
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Curry for his season-long con-
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STAR + TIMES

iIOLDAy CLASIC
GOLF TOURNAMENT


Port St. Joe Apalachicolta


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years-


It was a gorgeous, fun-filled day at The First Annual Star+Times
Tim Wright swings a perfect Boyd Pickett line-drives it to Holiday Classic Golf Tournament, complete with Santa and his help-
line-drive onto the fairway. the fairway. ers riding around in the "golf-cart sleigh."


Third Place Trophy awarded to The team of Coast2Coast Printing
& Promotions. Pictured from L -R with Santa and Elf, SteveKerigan,
Mark Mertz, Chuck Edwards, Chuck Fullet, and General Manager of
The Star and The Times, Krichelle H. McGhee.

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The Coast2Cbast Printing and Promotions
team takes time at The Star+Times Holiday Classic
Golf Tournament for a photo-op with Santa.


Second Place Trophy awarded to the team of Watson Brothers
Construction. Pictured from L R with Santa and Elf, Jim Belin, Bill
Dodson, Tom Watson, Herschel Neal, and General Manager of The
Star and The Times, Krichelle H. McGhee.
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Santa's Helper-Elves, left
Emerald Halualani Muniz and
right Natalie Wood, standcLfor a
quick pose then it's back to the
greens to wish holiday greet-
ings to all the golfers.


First Place Trophy awarded to the team of Gulf Asphalt Company.
Pictured from L-R with Santa and Elf, Dalton Parker, Debbie
Ashbrook, Andrew Rowell, Shane Cook, and General Manager of
The Star and The Times, Krichelle H. McGhee.


An anxious group of golfers await the final
results.


Debbie Ashbrook drives it onto the green.


Mark Costin lines up for
the perfect putt.


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they make their way to the back nine; Pictured Holiday Classic Golf Tournament. Pictured with
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Thursday, December 21, 2006 SECTION B


Creating Gifts, and Skills, for Christmas


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Tyler whispered to his young cohorts as
two shoppers came through the door.
"We have customers," he said, stepping
forward and sweeping his left arm before the
table and its wares. "Do you want to buy some-
thing?"
Joseph manned the cash box and Heidi
and Shaniqua giggled and shyly hid their faces
in the corner as customers perused the table.
There was more than commerce, however,
behind the transactions taking place inside the
activity room at Port St. Joe Elementary School
last Friday morning.
Students from Margaret Ellmer's excep-
tional education class the cluster' class which
has become a model for the region with its
work with the most severely disabled children
- were learning a few life skills while enjoying
the thrill of purchasing power.
"Everybody wants to work and everybody
wants to be a contributing member of society,"-
Ellmer noted while observing what she called,


"A Christmas Bazaar."
"This is an opportunity to some pre-voca-
tional work," Ellmer added, noting the aim of
Deborah Crosby, Gulf County School's director
of ESE programs. "We have a great, program
but what our program is lacking is vocational
education. Our goal is to get them ready for"
advanced vocational programs and the work-
force as the students grow.
That underlying strategy in mind, Ellmer
needed a tactic. She found it in the pottery
work of prominent artist Gail Pittman.
"I love her pottery and she is making a
fortune," Ellmer said, figuring her class could
at least raise money to restore depleted art sup-
plies or other items of need for the classroom.
Elimer secured grants from the Gulf
Education Foundation and the Junior Service
League to fund materials.
"People who are awarding grants are not
looking for programs for kids with disabili-,
ties, but they are looking for something that is
unique, outside the box," Ellmer said.
Traci Gaddis, the district's volunteer art
teacher, assisted with the creative end and the


Tim Croft/The Star
Behavioral special Christine Hermsdorfer makes her Christmas gift selections as Michael and
Margaret Ellmer keep track of the transaction.


Tim Croft/The Star
A sampling of the gifts produced by the ESE kids at Port St. Joe Elementary.


high school provided access to its kiln and the
project was born.
The kids decorated matching plates and
mugs with Christmas colors, from detailed
trees draped in lights and ornaments to snow-
men to more abstract renderings with similar
festive hues.
For example, Christian decided to add a
dinosaur, a T-Rex it was clarified, next to his
Christmas tree.
"This is something nobody in the area does
and (the cup and plate sets) are keepsakes,"
Ellmer said.
The students glazed and fired each cup and
plate and assigned their names to the bottom of
each matching set.
"I did more than anyone," Tyler said with
pride as still another of his cups was perused..
"I just like painting."
Heidi and Shaniqua,,they just giggled and
huddled conspiratorially, avoiding eye contact
and atteniioii at all cdsts. particularly when


guidance counselor Cindy Belin picked up for
inspection a cup crafted by Heidi.
"I could hang this on my wall, it's so cute,"
Belin said as Heidi's cheeks provided Day-Glo
red bookends to her wide smile.
In addition to organizational skills and
work habits, the students also learned about
counting and keeping safe track of money,
Ellmer noted, as Joseph and Tyler carefully
wrapped in paper and bagged each cup and
plate and counted out change.
"There is. already over $100," Joseph qui-
etly noted, and the hour was still early. -
The long-term goal is to purchase a kiln for
the elementary school, the short-term the abil-
ity to purchase needed art supplies.
The horizon was a bit broader, however.
"Eventually we want to build a cottage
industry doing this," Ellmer said.
Just then, : another customer strolled
through the door and Tyler was up and off to
do his thing


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Zoie Weldon turns 8 on
December 20"'. Zoie's sisters,
Skylah and Shinah will help
her celebrate her birthday on
December 26th in Homestead,
FL with other family and
friends.
Zoie is the daughter of
Sheteta Chambers of Port St.
Joe and Tracy Weldon of Plant
City, FL.
Her proud grandpar-
ents are Angela and Charles
Dunccan of Homestead, Fl,
Darius and Antionette of Port
St. Joe, and Erma Weldon of
Plant City, Fl.
Zoie is the great-grand-
daughter of Celestine and the
late Clennis Harvey, of Port St.
Joe, and the god-daughter of
Herbert and Simona Beard of
Port St. Joe.
Happy Birthday Zoie!


Santa Claus is

Coming to Town
When:
Thursday, December 21 5:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.
Friday, December 22 5:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 23 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 23 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
(All times are Eastern Standard Time.)
Where:
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541 Welton Driver, Oak Grove
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
How to get there: From Elementary School go to stop sign at
the track, turn right on Niles Road, go past Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church, at stop sign and turn left on Oak Grove Road,
make your first and only right onto Welton Drive. Third house
on the right; you will see the lights.
How to get there: From Hungry Howies in Port St. Joe,
follow highway 98 towards Apalachicola, turn left on Madison
Street, go to third stop sign and turn right on Oak Grove Road,
make your first and only right onto Welton Drive. Third house
on the right; you will see the lights.
Come see Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and an Elf
Bring your own camera
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Birthday


Kendre
Evette Gant would like to
wish her son, Kendre, a Happy
Birthday.
Kendre celebrated his
birthday December 16 at
Hickory Lanes with friends
and family.
Happy Birthday Kendre!

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Levi is 2!!!,
Levi Hanlon celebrated
his 2nd Birthday on Saturday
December 9, 2006. He cel-
ebrated his special day with a
Christmas Party at the Highland
View Church of God with all of
his family and friends.
Levi is the son of StacyI
& Michelle Hanlon. He is the
grandson of Gerald & Alice
Martin of Port St. Joe and,
Gene & Betty Sue Hanlon
of Wewahitchka. He is the
great-grandson of Norman &
Margene Marting of Howards
Creek, Bessie Goff of Highland
View, and Frances Hanon of'
Wewahitchka.


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Matthew H. Roberson, 'Jr.,
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of Tallahassee. recently cel-
ebrated his fourth birthday.
The theme of his party -was
-.Spouqebob Square pants"
held at Chuck ET- Cheese in
Tallahassee. Matthew's little
brother Caleb and his mater-
nal grandparents Don & Judy
Ko.sin from Port St. Joe along
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Development Center, had a
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Celebration
Announcements

Our polih\ regarding cel-
'ebracion announcements in
the editorial society, section of
0i'ur papers is as follows:

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Ph:,oto printed in color with a
$I 11.00 fee.

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dings will be published at
no cost and without a bor-
det in the society section of
our,papers. We %ill publish
one acco npan ing photo as
space permits. Photo printed
in color nith a $10.00 Tee.

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u1il publish one accompan\-
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$ 10.00 fee.
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be charged by the size of the
ad at the per column inch
rate stated on the current
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rate card.


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A Rummage Sale with a


Twist


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

With his effortless
Southern charm, 10-year-
old Cordale Green drew the
customers to his table.


in the school cafeteria, had
a greater purpose.
Half of the proceeds ben-
efited a needy Wewahitchka
family. The other half covers
costs for the sale, snacks
and supplies for the room


Despina WilliamniThe- Star
A sampling of the goods offered at Larry Brown's Wewahitchka
Elementary School class rummage sale. Most of the items were
donated by the Tropical Furniture Thrift and Gift store in Panama
City.


He said hello, compli-
mented their appearance.
and directed their attention
Jto an impressive assort-
ment of trinket-filled coffee
mugs.
With his peers in Larry
.Brown's Wewahitchka
Elementary School excep-
tional education class.
Green helped assemble the
mugs himself.
He added seeds. soaps
and confetti made of bright-
ly colored construction
paper.
At $1 a piece, the mugs
Were a steal. perfect for gift-
giving on numerous occa-
sions.
"Christmas cups,
:Easter cups. Valentine's
:cups.. .something for every-,
-body," noted Green.
Though he was every
inch a salesman, there was
.a special quality to Green's
pitch -a sincerity that could
not be faked.
"Our goal is to help
the most people we can
and do good," said Green.
'"Our golden rule is, "Treat
'people like you w('ant to be
treated.'"
Though most rummage
sales are conducted %with
the intention of raising a
few extra dollars, the class's
sale. held Friday morning


Despina Williams/The Star
Fifth- grader Cody Harrelson
shows off one of his custom
. floral arrangements at Friday's
sale. Harrelson sold 40 in 90
minutes.


and class garden.
Brown's class has been


conducting the sales every
month this year, target-
ing student buyers who
are delighted by the varied
offerings.
Friday's sale featured a
large assortment of books,
stuffed animals and toys,
posters, decorative snow-
flakes and other holiday
objects.
There were also custom
items like the mugs and
$1 flower arrangements
created by Brown's student,
Cody Harrelson..
After watching Brown
fill a vase for a previous
sale, Harrelson, 12, asked if
he could give floral arrang-
ing a try.
Harrelson began
Friday's sale with 40 vases
and quickly sold out of his
creations.
Brown vowed to accu-
mulate as many empty vases
as he could to support and
encourage Harrelson's cre-
ativity.
"He loves it," noted.
Brown. "Two weeks ago he
wanted to drive a tractor,
but now he wants ,to be a
florist."
Never one to miss an
instructional opportunity,
Brown, uses the monthly
sales to teach his students
mathematics, social skills
and generosity.
When a $3 toy struck a
poor child's fancy, Brown
advised his students to
accept his handful of pen-


nies. Others he gave
free toys.
Brown believes
the sales represent
a "win-win" for both
his class and the
entire WES student
body.
His class learns
important skills and
earns needed dollars,
while WES teachers
motivate their stu-
dents by allowing
them to shop when
they demonstrate
good behavior.
Brown's class
usually sells out
of their items.
Charitable dona- F,
impec
tions from Tropical seeds
Furniture Thrift &
Gift store in Panama City
enable the class to continue
the sales each month.
When all the money
was counted on Friday,
Brown's class had raised'
$275 for their designated
family and another $100
for a Wewahitchka Middle
School student suffering
from cancer.


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Despina Williams/The Star
ourth-grader Cordale Green enticed customers to his table with his
cable manners. Green and his classmates filled the mugs with soaps,
and other surprises.


But before the students
could begin preparing for
their next sale, they faced a
cafeteria in desperate need
of cleaning.
The students placed toys
back in boxes, returned the
tables and whisked chairs
beneath them.
When Brown spotted
Green diligently rolling a


table across the floor, he
posed a question.
"Cordale, what do you
call it when you do some1
thing without being told?"
asked Brown.
"Self-discipline," Green
replied. "Mr. Brown, I just
used it."
Then he grabbed the
table and kept on rolling.


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Caring People Helping People;

A Tribute to Selfless Volunteers!
We at the Bay Saint Joseph Care and Rehabilitation
Center wish to pay tribute to our selfless volunteers and
send them a very warm thank you from residents and
staff! It is absolutely inspirational to find caring people
helping the less fortunate. Your compassion, kindness,
thoughtfulness, encouragement, and understanding make
you very special. Our heartfelt thanks can never truly
express the key role you play in uplifting the spirits and
minds of our astonishing residents.
With the cost of health care in nursing homes and
hospitals seemingly spinning out of control, it is the
unselfish volunteers who are the unsung heroes. These
generous volunteers free up our nursing and activities
professionals to provide better care to our loved ones and
residents in need. These selfless volunteers enable us to
offer enhanced activity services. Thus, we again extend
our heartfelt thanks to our volunteers.
Have you ever considered reserving time in your busy
schedule to become a volunteer, or visitor to share some
of your time with these seemingly forgotten people in our
care and rehabilitation center? If you really want to be
blessed and enjoy the Christmas spirit throughout the
year, you might want to just share some of your compas-
sion with these dear people. Many of them are very lonely
and just look forward to a kind thought from someone
'who really cares. It is a real Christmas joy to observe their
happiness when they see you. You help them temporarily
forget about their loneliness.
As the Christmas season fast approaches, we all need
to take time out of our busy schedules to give thanks for
the many blessings we have received during 2006. Most
of us can be thankful for good health and our loving fami-
lies that we've enjoyed this year. Yet many senior citizens
and less fortunate people may not be in the best of health
or have any families to enjoy. However, they continue to
give thanks each and every day for just being able to live
another day here on earth.
Just remember that these residents were someone's
mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, or loved one
who will always cherish your receiving them of their lone-
liness and helping them once again feel wanted. Also, if
you have a loved one or friends who needs 24/7 health
or rehabilitation care, please come visit us so we can
give you a guided tour of our facility and see first hand
the outstanding service and compassion that we and our
magnificent volunteers provide.

We sincerely thank you,
Activities Director
Nancy Dimitrijevich

Have a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year from
all of us at Bay Saint Joseph Care and Rehabilitation
Center!!!

The Star Newspaper
Piggly Wiggly (Durens)
Port St. Joe Gospel Singers
Port St. Joe High School Keyettes
First Baptist Church Gospel Singers
First Methodist Church
Singing Commodores from GCCC
V.EW. Women's Auxiliary
Arizona Chemical
Portside Trading
S Petals by the Bay
Expressions by the Bay
Methodist Care Closet
Mary Adler Place on Cape San Blas
Forgotten Coast Realty
St. Joe Ace Hardware
Beach Baptist Church
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Faith Christian School
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Covenant Hospice
Tami Denhart Little Dancers
Malia's Hula School
Boy Scouts (Ben Welch)
CVS Pharmacy
The Nail Place


Advance Auto Parts
Aline's Beauty Salon
SLulu's Expectations
C coastal Fitness Rehabilitation
Pristine Pools
Doriamelia Day Spa
Prosperity,Bank
ndall Credit Union
First Presbyterian Church

Also to the numerous volunteers who
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The wonderful volunteers who make up the 2006
Christmas committee for the Young and Elderly will be
preparing and serving Christmas Dinner on Christmas
Day. The volunteers will be preparing, packing, and
delivering these dinners all over Gulf County and in
Mexico Beach. The meals will be delivered to the shut
ins and needy people in our community. Volunteers
to help do this are needed. Anyone who would like to
help is asked to call Jerry Stokoe at 229-8440 or Billy
Dixson at 227-5126. The more people to help the eas-
ier this will be. We need you; please come to the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Center near the Court House
at 9:30 a.m. EST.
People living in the low income apartment com-
plexes are asked to check with the manager to be sure
you're on the list. The dinners will be delivered to the
community between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The commit-
tee knows how important a delicious meal and a smil-
ing face can be.
i Thanks to the St. Joe Company, for making these
meals possible. Thanks to the Senior Citizens for the
use of the facilities. Anyone who has questions about
this program, would like a meal, or to volunteer is
asked to call the numbers listed above.



Announcement

Anyone wishing to schedule use of the Gulf County
Beaches Volunteer Fire Department Community Room
needs to schedule with Dolores Coleman 647-9193 or
call 227-8713 if the first number is not available begin-
ning January 1, 2007 .


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Randy Dewayn Hall

Randy, "R" Hall, 50, native of Port St. Joe, has gone
to be with the Lord. Randy passed away November 29, at
Bay Medical Center. He has resided in Mobile, Alabama
with his common law wife Deanna, and their two children,
for the last 15 years. Randy is well known by our local
fishermen, as he has worked the waters all of his life. He
is mostly known as an oyster man, and a shrimper, but
we know him as much, much, more. He has worked many'
of the local vessels that are still working our waters today.
He will be missed and remembered- each time we see the
fleet of boats pass by.
Randy is survived by his two biological children,
Nina Clark and Isaac Hall, and grandchildren, Alyssa
and Claryssa Clark, and Erin, Kevin, and Hunter Hall.
Stepchildren: Chris and Brandon, which he shared with
Deanna, and from a previous marriage Shannon, and her
children Paige and Kaydon.
He is also survived by two brothers, Tony Hall of
Chipley, Fl. and Danny Hall of Baton Rouge, La. and two
stepbrothers, George and Doug Sowell, of Port St. Joe,
and his stepfather, George Sowell of Chipley.
Randy's death was sudden, and he had just a short
time t6 say his good-byes, and, there were many people
that he wished a farewell to, but due to his sickness,,was
unable to do so.
"R" will be missed, but he will surely be remembered,
and he will live on through his family, his children, and
grandchildren.


* Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation is honored
and proud to announce our newest Registered Nurse,
Cathy Epps, Cathy has been a part of the Home Quality
Management team for .many years. Through these years,
she has aspired to enhance her life by furthering her edu-
cation. With the support, of her family, friends, and staff
family at the nursing home, she has been able not only to
achieve her LPN license, but also her status as Registered
Nurse. As staff educator at our facility, Cathy trains new
employees in hospital procedure and also how to become
a licensed Certified Nurse Assistant. Cathy's dedication to
the residents and staff is overwhelming.
We sincerely do appreciate Cathy and would like to
say that we are proud of her and to wish her all the luck
we have. Thank You, Cathy.






Davidson Family Thank You
We would like to take this opportunity to express our
sincere thanks and appreciation for all the kindness and
love that was shown to us during our time of sorrow with
Keith's sickness and passing. Words cannot express what
it means to this family to be blessed with such wonderful
friends, neighbors, relatives, and especially our church
families, to help us through this difficult time. The way.
the Lord took Keith home so peacefully was blessing
to each one of us and we give Him thanks for His mercy
and grace.
May God bless each and every one of you. Thank you
again from the bottom of our hearts.

The Davidson Family


Cecil Morris Pettis
Cecil Morris Pettis, 69, of Port St. Joe, died Monday,
Dec. 11, after a long battle-with heart, disease.. He was
born July 21, ,1937, in Liberty County, Fla., the only
child of Tasha and Bessie B. Pettis. He is survived, by his
wife, Ruth Lucas Pettis; his children, Keef Pettis and wife
Julane of Ozark, Ala., and Kevin Pettis of White City, Fla.;
his wife's children, Scoot Lucas and wife Donna, and "dot-
ter" Sheila Lucas, all of Port St. Joe; six grandsons, Adam
Pettis, Cody Thibedeaux, Ryan and Cameron Pettis, and
Chad and Jared Lucas; and -the mother of his children,
Maydell Mouton of Daleville, Ala.
After graduating from Apopka High School, he served
in the U.S. Air Force, later moving to Port St. Joe where
he worked at Vitro and the St. Joe Paper Company, E&I
Department. He installed the first microphone used in his
home church and faithfully served on the Communication
Committee until his death. Hunting, fishing, enthusiasti-
cally following the Florida Gators, loving his family, and
serving the Lord all gave him great joy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. EST on Dec. 13,
2006, at First Baptist Church in 'Port St. Joe with the
.Revs: Brent Vickery and Howard Browning officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of his Sunday
school class. Memorials in the form of Gideon Bibles or
floral arrangements will be accepted. Expressions of sym-
pathy may be submitted and viewed on our Website: www.
southerlandfamily.com.


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(850) 229-8111,., (850) 227-1818


COSTING & COSTING
LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


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& Groom, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz, Paul W. Groom I
(850) 229-8211


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


Candlelight

Communion Services at

FUMC Mexico Beach

The First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach will have one candle-
light.communion service at 6 p.m. CT on
Sunday, December 24th. The church is
located at 111 North 22nd Street in Mexico
Beach. Everyone is invited to attend.





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PASTOR
Jef Mitly
Minister ofMusic/Youth
Deborah Lylies
Director ofChildren Ministries "


Jdsus 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 Westbroo
. Pastor


St. Peter's Anglican Church
Ii i r..litional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)
-,

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

The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
3. 309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL



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

OAK GROVE
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor: james Wiley
:A place to celebrate, serve. evangelize, and equip
disciples for the increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45
'Sunday School: 9:45 am,
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850-227-1837


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The Star

today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!


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


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


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Suiiilaiv r i'oi'I.. ..... ...... 10 a.m.
.' riij lirii ng .:r ip' 11 a.m.
.uiij,' E'.,-iiii-] Worship ... ... 6 p.m. .
Wednesday Evening Service . 7 p.m.


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Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist churchh
NURSERY PROVIDED .
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... .. AlI j .
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 9
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16'
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewvahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the OverstTeet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m. CT


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


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




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


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


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A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ? Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
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First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .. .. .... ...... ..9:45 am
Worship Service............ 8:30 & 11:00 am
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting ;...... 6:30 pm
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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Stindays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
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"A Reformed Voice
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Sunday School .'........................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship..................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .......... 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
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annual drawing for a Giant Christmas Stocking on Monday,
December 18th. The happy winner was Grenley Amison, son of
Michelle and Jason Amison. Mr. Harry Lee Smith, President of our
Board of Directors, is shown proudly presenting Grenley with his
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The Washington
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Community Advisory
Committee and Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation will conduct the
second of eight workshops
designed to address the issue
of low-wealth, poverty and
gentrification in Gulf County.
The public is invited to attend
the workshop to be held on
Thursday December 21,
6:30 p.m., at the Washington
Improvement Center located at
200 Peters Street, Port St. Joe.
The workshop will be con-
ducted by nationally recog-
nized consultant, Ms. Cecilia
E. Holloman. Ms. Holloman is
the Chief Consultant of Cecilia
E. Holloman, LLC consulting
corporation and a founder
of "The Legacy Communities
Initiative." She has had exten-
sive experience in providing
training and consulting ser-
vices in capacity building,
developing collaborations, pro-


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gram and fund development,
organizational development,
and strategic planning. "CC"
Holloman served as member of
the "Dream Team" for Caliber
Associates. She was appoint-
ed a Community Builder in
US Dept of HUD, and served
as Expert Consultant for the
City of Miami. She holds a.
Law degree and two Masters
degrees and attended Harvard
University John F. Kennedy
School of Government, in
Executive Management. Ms.
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of 12 Knight Fellows in the
University of Miami School
of Architecture/James L.
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Community Building, is a lead
consultant in developing strate-
gic revitalization plans in gen-
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Sea Oats & Dunes Garden of the Month


The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club of St. Joe Beach
has chosen the home of Ann
Timmons, 129 Coronado St.,
as Garden of the Month.
The brown clapboard
home is located in a large set-
ting of beautiful old pine trees,
.giving one a feeling of privacy
and seclusion as if walking
through a forest. Throughout
the large lot are numerous
beds of ferns and Southern
Magnolias. Pecan and fig trees
have been planted in the rear
yard. A walkway leading to the
front is bordered with tropical
plants and hydrangeas hugging
the edge of the house. A line
of crape myrtles leads down
to cedar trees where a quaint
birdhouse nestles.
Many blooming hibiscuses
abound over the lot with more


in the planning stage. The
entrance to the front door is
attractively sheltered with huge
ferns, palms, begonias, large
tree hibiscus, lilies and other
lush tropical plants.
A glassed in porch is pro-
tected by yew, lilies, and but-
terfly philodendron and a lone
Sago palm. Pampas grass, yau-
poh, hibiscus and crape myr-
tles are planted along the lot
line.
The yard displays so many
different varieties of plants it
is impossible to do justice to
them all. We appreciate all the
work and planning Ann puts
into improving her garden.
Gardens at St. Joe Beach,
Beacon Hill, Mexico Beach and
Overstreet are eligible to be
nominated for Garden of the
Month.


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Liberty County

National Small
On December 5, Richard
J. Hardy of Liberty County
and Brian McGraw of the
USDA-Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS)
of Blountstown traveled to
Indianapolis, Indiana, to
attend the annual meeting
of the National Organization
of Professional Black NRCS
Employees. December 6,
at the second annual Lloyd
Wright Black Small Farmer
Awards Luncheon, Mr. Richard
Hardy was honored and
awarded third place nation-
ally. Mr. Hardy was presented
with a beautiful plaque and
pictures were taken with the


Man Wins

Farmer Award
Florida delegation and Charles
Adams, president of the orga-
nization. Other awards were
presented to Mr. Harvey
Williams of Arkansas (1st
place), Mr. Jacob Waddy of
Alabama (2nd place), and the
Gwinn Brothers Farm in Live
Oak, Florida (National Small
Farmer Group Award). Each
year, three Small Farmers
from most states in the nation
are submitted for the awards.
USDA-NRCS is very proud of
Mr. Richard Hardy and the
hard work that he has done to
reduce soil erosion, improve
water quality and animal and
plant health on his farm. .


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Florida Department Of Health (DOH) And Safe Kids

Florida Coalition Offer Toy And Gift Safety Reminders
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The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) and the Safe
Kids Florida Coalition remind
Florida residents and visitors
to put safety first when pur-
chasing toys and gifts for chil-
dren during the holiday sea-
son. Parents and caregivers
can make sure they are choos-
ing safe toys for their children
by paying close attention to
warning labels and manufac-
tuters' guidelines.
I "More than three billion
toys and games are sold in
the United States every year,"
said DOH Secretary M. Rony
Frangois, M.D., M.S.PH., Ph.D.
"If the manufacturer sets a
minimum age or other restric-
tidons, there is a wise reason.
It is, therefore, imperative for
both children and parents to
carefully' follow the instruc-
tions."
Nationwide, approximately
16Q,000 children per year
ages 14 and under are treated
in emergency rooms for toy-
related injuries; nearly half of
these children are under age
five.
The Safe Kids Florida
Coalition recommends the fol-
lowing precautions:


Use a small parts
tester (available in quantity
from the Safe Kids Resource
Catalog) or the cardboard tube
from a roll of toilet paper
to identify choking hazards.
Do not let small children play
with anything that can fit into
one of these cylinders.
Inspect toys to make
sure they are in good repair.
Do not let young children play
with toys that have straps,
cords or strings, longer than
seven inches, due to the risk
of strangulation.
Supervise children
playing with any toy that has,
small parts, moving parts,
electrical or battery power,
cords, wheels or any other
potentially risky component.
Simply being in the same room
as your child is not necessar-
ily supervising. Active stipervi-
sion means keeping the .child
in sight and in reach as well as
,providing undivided attention.
Teach children to put
toys away after playing to help
prevent falls and unsupervised
play. Also make sure that toys
intended for younger children
are stored separately from
those for older children. Toy


chests should be equipped or
retrofitted with safety hinges
that prevent the lid from clos-
ing on a child who is leaning
over the open chest; if a chest
does not have safety hinges,
remove the lid.
The Safe Kids Florida
coalition works to prevent
accidental childhood inju-
ry, the leading killer of chil-
dren 14 and under. Safe Kids
Florida is a member of Safe
Kids Worldwide, a global net-
work of organizations dedi-
cated to preventing accidental
injury. Safe Kids Florida's lead
organization is the Florida
Department of Health.
DOH promotes and pro-
tects the health and safety of
all people in Florida through
the delivery of quality public
health services and the pro-
motion of health care stan-
dards. For' more information,
please visit the DOH Web site
at www.doh.state.ff.us http://
www.doh:.state.fl.us/. For more
information about toy safety,
please visit the DOH Web site
and select Injury Prevention
from the drop box or visit the
SAFE KIDS website at www.
safekids.org.


Students in grades K-12
are invited to participate in the
63rd annual AAA Traffic Safety
Poster Program national com-
petition, which will award 52
prizes totaling $18,400.
"The poster contest was
created to educate all stu-
dents on traffic safety issues
that affect them," said Sojeila
Orengo, manager of traffic
safety programs for AAA Auto
Club South. "But the ultimate
goal is to reduce traffic and
pedestrian crashes, the num-
ber one cause of death for
children ages three to 14."
Students are asked to
design posters that support
the following safety themes
designated for their grade divi-
.sion:
-Primary (Grades K-
2): Pedestrian and
Child Passenger Safety (i.e.,
Proper use of booster seats,
night time visibility, etc.)
-Elementary (Grades 3-
5): Getting to School Safely
(i.e., Helmet use, interacting
with motorists, obey your AAA
School safety Patrols, etc.)
-Junior High (Grades 6-8):
How to be a Good Passenger
(i.e., Buckle up, don't distract
the driver, dangers of using a
cell phone, etc.)
-Senior High (Grades 9-


Region 2 in the K-2 grade
category.
3.) Sharon Kay, a 5th
grader at Oakridge Elementary
in Hollywood, Fla., won the
second place national award
for Region 2 in the 3-5 grade
category.
4.) Candido Talaverra,
a 12th grader at Gainesville
High School in Gainesville,
Ga., won the second place
national award for Region 3 in
the 9-12 grade category.
Visit AAA.com/trafficsafety


to see their winning artwork.
AAA Auto Club South
is the fourth largest affili-
ate within the AAA federa-
tion with 70 branches serv-
ing four million members in
Florida, Georgia, the western
two-thirds of Tennessee and
Puerto Rico. Since its founding
in 1938, AAA Auto Club South
has worked to protect and
advance freedom of mobility
and improve travel safety.


12): Safe Teen Driving (i.e.,
Alcohol awareness, distracted
driving, aggressive driving,
etc.)
The judging criteria for
posters will be based on the
relationship of the entry design
to traffic safety practices, the
originality of how the idea is
expressed in the design, and
the visual and creative impact
of the design.
High school students also
have the option of presenting a
poster, graphic arts electronic
submission, or an audio/visual
public service announcement
of one to two minutes. The
message should caution driv-
ers to avoid the many dangers
facing teen drivers today. PSA
entries must be submitted in
DVD format only.
The top entrant nation-
ally in each of the four grade-
level divisions will win the
Grand Award: a $5,000 Visa
Gift Check for the Senior High
winner and a $1,000 Visa Gift
Check each for the three win-
ners from grades K-8.
In the second category of
awards, Regional Awards, the
states are broken into four
regional groups. First, second,
and third-place prizes will be
awarded for each region with,
$300, $200, and $150 Visa
Gift Checks respectively.
For complete contest entry
rules or to request an entry
form, log on to AAA.corn/traf-
ficsafety and click on the link
for the AAA National School
Traffic Safety Poster Program.
All contest entries for
students in Florida, Georgia,
Puerto Rico, and the west-
ern two-thirds of Tennessee
should be submitted to AAA
Auto Club South, Attn: Traffic
Safety, 1515 N. Westshore
Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 by
January 26, 2007.
Last year, four national
winners came from AAA Auto
Club South territory:
1.) Nicholas Mira, a 5th
grader at Calusa Elementary
in Miami, Fla., won the first
place grand award in the 3-5
grade category.
2.) Kayla Nelson, a 2nd
grader at Mitchell Elementary
in Tampa, Fla., won the sec-
ond place national award for


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Course 1
Crab Bisque
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Gulf Shrimp Sea Scallop Ceviche
Course 3
Spring Mix Insalada With Italian Bread & Garlic
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Course 4
Choice of
Oven Roast Duck
or.
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Brussel Sprouts
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Gulf County Sheriff's Arrest Log


The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections during
the months of December and
January. The safety inspec-
tion check points will be at
various locations throughout
the county; Highway 71 north
of Westarm Creek Bridge;
Highway 22 near the intersec-
tion of Highway 22A; Highway
71 Honeyville area; Highway
98 St. Joe Beach; Highway
98 and Garrison Ave.; C30
Simmons Bayou.
On 12/7/06 a vehicle driv-
en by James Danny Dady, w/
m, 53, was stopped on Hwy
98 near St. Joe Beach. Mr.


Dady was arrested for driv-
ing on a suspended driver's
license.
Earlier in the month,
Christopher Lloyd Swinney,
w/m, 28, failed to appear in
court. His bondsman picked
him up and brought him to
the Gulf County jail.
On 12/11/06 deputies
received information that ille-
gal drugs were being used
in a room at a local motel in
Wewahitchka. They went to
the room and knocked on the
door, the occupant gave per-
mission to search the room
and a crack pipe was found.
The occupant of the room,


Thomas Wayne Chavous, w/m,
40, was arrested for posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
12/13/06, Colin Earl
Burkett, w/m, 26, of Panama
City turned himself in to the
sheriff's office on a warrant
for felon in possession of a
firearm.
On 12/13/06 deputies
found a vehicle that had
apparently run off the road in
the Cypress Creek area. They
made contact with the driver
who had an odor of alcohol
about his person. Bruce Lee
Haney, w/m, 31, was arrested
for DUI after having problems
doing field assessment exer-
cises.
Anita Jones Bernardez,
b/f, 45, was arrested in Bay
County on warrants for failure
to appear on possession of
marijuana charges.
During the early morning
hours of 12/14/06, deputies
responded to a disturbance'
in the Wewahitchka area. Ray
Elison, w/m, 34, was arrest-
ed on charges of aggravated
assault on a pregnant person
and Latisha Michelle Murphy,
w/f, 25, was arrested for bat-
tery.
On 12/14/06, Andre
Rachell Mclemore, w/f, 22,
was arrested for violation of
probation on the same day
Joseph Charles Guntor, w/
m, 47, was also arrested on
charges of violation of proba-
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On December 15, 2006 at
approximately 3:00 a.m., Port
St. Joe Police Officers were
dispatched to the 700 block
of Woodward Avenue in refer-
ence to suspicious persons in
this area. Officers made con-
tact with several persons who
were incoherent and behaving
strangely. These persons were
observed leaving the residence
located at 706 Woodward
Avenue. After approach-
ing the front door, officers
made contact with another
person at this address, who
also was in an incoherent
state of mind.' The officers
smelled the strong odor of
cannabis (marijuana) com-
ing from inside this residence
and observed what appeared
to be cannabis in plain view.
Another person was located
on this property and was in
the same state of mind as the
others, which they appeared
to be on some type drug.
The owner of this residence,
William B. Pentel was located
in this yard hiding behind a
bush, in an attempt to conceal


Attorney General Charlie
Crist today announced an
agreement with Vonage requir-
ingthe nation's largest provider
of Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP). phone service to change
its procedures so customers
signing up for 911 emergen-
cy services will be informed
of differences between how
Vonage and standard phone
companies provide those ser-
vices. The 911 services will
now be offered to customers
automatically when they sign
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himself from law enforcement
officers. The four people who
were incoherent were trans-
ported to Bay Medical to be
treated for possible overdose.
These persons were found to
have ingested "angel trum-
pets." Angel Trumpets are
poisonous plants containing
hallucinogenic properties and
.are extremely dangerous to
consume. A search warrant
was immediately obtained to
search the premises for illegal
narcotics. The Port St. Joe
Police Department conducted
the search at this residence
located at 706 Woodward
Avenue. Officers located sever-
al marijuana plants along with
lighting used to grow this ille-
gal plant. Officers also locat-
ed numerous paraphernalia
items, including weigh scales
and pipes used to administer
this substance into the body:
The owner of this residence,
William B. Pentel,' age 21, of
Port St. Joe was placed under
lawful arrest for cultivation of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Pentel


The company will also begin
providing more information
that will help local emergen-
cy agencies locate and assist
Vonage customers in need.
Florida and five other
states began investigating
Vonage in May 2005 after they
received consumer complaints
about the company's emergen-
cy dialing procedures, which
are different than traditional
911 procedures because VoIP
service uses the internet, rath-
er, than standard telephone
lines, to send and receive
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charges pending the condi-
tion of the persons that were
transported to Bay Medical.
Pentel was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance on these charges.
On December 17, 2006
around 2:50 p.m. the Port St.
Joe Police Department arrest-
ed Sabina L. Daniels, age 26,
of Port St. Joe. Daniels was
arrested on a warrant for
criminal mischief. Daniels was
transported to the Gulf County
jail to await first appearance.
On December 9, 2006
around 8:16 p.m., the Port St.
Joe Police Department arrest-
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35, of Tallahassee, Florida.
Putney was arrested for resist-
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a first-degree misdemeanor.
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ny's alleged failure to properly
inform customers about -the
steps that had to be taken to
acfivate.the 911 feature. Prior
to the agreement, consumers
who had not activated the ser-
vice but attempted to dial 911
during an emergency would
receive a recorded message
informing them that their 911
service had not been activated.
Even if the consumer had acti-
vated. the emergency feature,
Vonage's 911 service failed ,to
transmit the caller's telephone
number and location informa-
tion to emergency operators.
a fact the company did not
disclose to consumers.
"Not only should consum-
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be able to trust that lfesaving
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emergency response personnel
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renowned Apalachicola Bay
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chefs worldwide for their mel-
low flavor, plumpness and even
saltiness. Traditionally, oysters
are named by the bay, region or
town where they are grown and
not necessarily by their spe-
cies. Apalachicola Bay, with its
warm shallow water fed by the
fresh water of the Apalachicola
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environment for oysters. It is
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continent.
Oysters feed mainly on sin-
gle-cell plants and flourish in
estuaries where nutrient-rich
fresh water rivers meet coastal
salt water. Florida's estuaries
provide favorable conditions
and a plentiful food supply for
Eastern oysters (Crassostrea
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less than two years, Florida
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s.ix years in colder northern
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'Coast, oysters are harvested
commercially from small boats
by fishermen using large, long
handled tongs to scoop oysters
from the sandy bottom beds.
Apalachicola, a tiny Gulf
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of Florida's historic waterfront
communities and has been
commercially marketing oys-
ters since 1837. Oysters are
still a large part of the econo-
my in Apalachicola today with
Apalachicola Bay producing
9,0 percent of Florida's oysters
and 10 percent of the supply
nationwide. The bay that made
.Apalachicola famous around
the world is carefully moni-
tored to ensure the continued
health and productivity of the
pyster beds for generations to
-come. (For more information on
Florida's Historical Waterfront
Communities, please go to
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and nutritious and are a low-
calorie, low-cholesterol source
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exceptional source of zinc,
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strengthening the immune sys-
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3 fatty-acid which is linked
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attack, breast cancer, prostate-
cancer and stroke.
Fresh-shucked oysters
should have a:clean, sea breeze
oodor and- a clear or shghdty
-- milky, light gray liquid called
..Jiquor in the container. Fresh-
shucked oysters can be stored
-on ice or in the coldest part
of' the refrigerator for up to
five days from date of pur-
lchase. Oysters are versatile
,and can be served as appetiz-
ers, main dishes, side dishes,
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ter recipes -and enjoy a mouth-
watering sampling of Florida's
Apalachicola oyst6rs.-
Note: People with compro-
mised immune systems are
at high-risk and should avoid
consumption of raw: oysters.
They can, however, consume
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you have chronic illness of the
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or other immune disorders,
you are at greater risk of seri-
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qand should eat' oysters fully
'cooked. People in high-risk
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'raw oysters should consider
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processed to. reduce Vibrio
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consult a physician. For more
information, go to www.beovs-
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Caesar Salad with Fried Oysters
1 head Florida Romaine lettuce
1/2 head Florida iceberg lettuce
1 cup Caesar salad dressing
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups garlic croutons
Fried Florida Oysters (recipe below)
anchovies (optional)
Wash lettuce, pat dry and
tear into bite-sized pieces.
Place lettuce in large salad
bowl, add dressing and toss.
Add Parmesan cheese and
croutons and toss well. Arrange
lettuce mixture on salad plates
and top with fried Florida oys-
ters and anchovies.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving:
(not including fried oysters)
Calories 457, Calories From Fat
351 Total Fat 39g, Saturated Fat
8g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol
44mg, Total Carbohydrate 19g,
Protein 7g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid
0.05g

Fried Florida Oysters
1 pint Florida oysters, shucked
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Canola oil for pan frying
Drain liquid from oys-
ters and remove any remain-
ing shell pieces. Place oysters
in a bowl, add milk and stir.
Combine flour, bread (or crack-
er crumbs), salt and pepper in
a small bowl or pie plate. Heat
1/4 inch of oil in -a heavy skil-
let until hot, but not smoking.
Coat oysters individually with
flour mixture and drop into
hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes
on each side or until browned.
Remove oysters from oil with
slotted spoon and drain on
absorbent paper. Keep warm.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 131, Calories
From Fat 25 ',Total Fat 3g,
Saturated Fat 0.78g, Trans Fatty
Acid 0,. Cholesterol 45mg, Total
Carbohydrate 17g, Protein 8g,
Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.51g

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salt in a baking dish and
top each with V/2 teaspoon of
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bacon and pepper slices to
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utes or until edges of oysters
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1 tablespoon Florida lemon juice
Rock salt
Arrange shells on rock salt
in a baking dish. Preheat oven
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ach, onion, bay leaves, celery
and parsley in a food proces-
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breadcrumbs and lemon juice.
Mix well. Spoon the spinach
mixture over oysters. Bake
at 400 degrees F until oyster
edges curl.
Yield: 6 .Servings

Nutritional Value: Per
Serving:
Calories 149, Calories From
Fat 97 ,Total Fat lOg, Saturated Fat
65, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol
34mg, Total Carbohydrate 9g,
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Scholar in Mathematics and Science for the current year. Curry
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of the school districts in Florida on Wednesday, January 10, to
become one of the 10 regional scholars who will vie in March for
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On Friday, December 1,
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grades were rewarded with a
trip to Ripley's Believe It or
Not Museum in Panama City
Beach. This trip was for all
the students who worked hard
selling items for our Christmas
Card fund raiser. Many excit-
ing to interesting to unusual
to down-right disgusting items
were on display. It was an
"education." The 4D adven-
ture rides were a favorite of
everyone. Thanks to all who
participated.
Faith Christian School
wishes to thank the won-
derful team that created
the "Coasting along by HIS
Guiding Light" float. Our float
represented the true mean-
ing of Christmas and won 1st
place!!! Jessica Patterson was
the chairperson. The com-
mittee included Debbie and
Lee Fontaine, Tanya Costin,
Catherine and Mark Godwin,
Paula Wood, Andy Matincheck,
Keith Renshaw, Steve Newman,


Sue and John Hanlon, Kelli
Ford, Tina Peiffer, Sharon
Burdeshaw, and Sandie
Kennedy. The First Methodist
Church, Phyllis Bixler, and the
First Church of the Nazarene
helped with the costumes;
trailer storage was provided
by Toye Roberts of America's
Storage; the cast was Caitlin
Godwin, Reid Kennedy, Bailee
Fontaine, Chandler Godwin,
and Jacob Kennedy, along with
many special angels.
We pray that everyone has
a very blessed Christmas! Let
us remember that this same
baby Jesus, born in a lowly
stable on a cold winter morn-
ing, is not only the "Reason for
the Season," but the means of,
our salvation! Let us worship
the savior and glorify his name
above all else!!! The babe in
the manger is the Christ on
the cross, the risen savior,
the King of Kings, the Lord of
Lords, Wonderful, Counselor,
Prince of Peace, Almighty God,
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WEATHER
Temps for December 21


NORMAL
High: 64'
Low: 44'


RECORD
High: 76' (1931)
Low: 27 (1986)


TODAY


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High: 740; Low: 62


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High: 720; Low: 630


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thunderstorms
High: 70; Low: 590


SUNDAY


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thunderstorms
High: 67; Low: 560


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Breezy with scattered
showers
High: 64; Low: 490


TUESDAY
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Variable clouds with a
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High: 580; Low: 450


WEDNESDAY
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High: 610; Low: 470


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-- / Friday
Hi Lo Otlk
'/ Albany 72 60 t
Apalachicola 71 63 t
Bainbridge 72 61 t
Bristol 72 61 t
Columbus 67 56 sh
Crystal Lake 72 61 t
Defuniak Sp. 71 59 t
I ,Dothan 69 59 t
Enterprise 69 57 t
Ft. Walton Bch.70 63 t
~3~l- Gainesville 76 59 pc
e Jacksonville 75 60 sh
Marianna 71 60 t
Mobile 67 53 sh
jIwport Montgomery 66 53 sh
14'59 Newport 73 62 sh
Niceville 70 61 t
Panama City 72 62 t
Pascagoula 69 51 sh
Pensacola 70 56 sh
Port St: Joe 72 63 t
Tallahassee 73 62 sh
Valdosta 75 61 sh-
Wewahitchka 72 62 t
Wilma 72 62 t

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Monday 12/18 75/55/0.00
Sunday 12/17 73/44/0.00
Saturday 12/16...................... 68/45/0.00
Friday 12/15 71/52/0.00
Thursday 12/14...................... 65/54/0.00
Wednesday 12/13..................68/54/0.00
Tuesday 12/12 66/57/0.00


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Sunrise Sunset
Thursday 12/21.. .7:32 a.m.. .5:46 p.m.
Friday 12/22 . .7:33 a.m.. .5:47 p.m.
Saturday 12/23 .. .7:33 a.m.. .5:47 p.m.
Sunday 12/24 ... .7:34 a.m.. .5:48 p.m.
Monday 12/25 ... 7:34 a.m...5:48 p.m.
Tuesday 12/26... .7:35 a.m.. .5:49 p.m.
Wednesday 12/27 7:35 a.m.. .5:50 p.m.
Moonrise Moonset
Thursday 12/21.. .8:45a.m.. .6:50 p.m.
Friday 12/22 ......9:34 a.m.. .7:57 p.m.
.Saturday 12/23.. 10:18a m. 9.95 p.m
Sunday 12/24 ... 10-56a m 10:11 p.m.
Monday 12/25 .. 11 29 a m 11:16 p.m.
Tuesday 12/26... .12:01 p.m. --
Wednesday 12.'27 12:32 p.m. 12.19a m.


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Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
Woodruff Tailwater 66.0 40.13 -0.05
Chattahoochee 40.14 -0.03
Blountstown 15.0- 2.05 -0.01
Wewahitchka 12.71 0.01
OCHLOCKONEE RIVER
Thomasville 15.0 1.85 -0.01
Concord 25.52 -0.57
Havana 25.0 12.03 -0.03
Bloxham 22.0 3.70 0.15


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Sunday A.M.
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Low 10:48
Monday A.M.
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Low 11:03
Tuesday A.M.
High 1:24
Low 10:55
Wed. A.M.
High 1:56
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72 59 t
71 56 sh
71 56 t
67 48 c
69 55 sh
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69 51 sh
68 49 sh
68 55 sh
74 59 sh
73 59 sh
70 55 sh
62 48 c
'62 44 c,
74 57 t
68 54 sh
69 58 sh
61 49 c
67 51 c
70 59 t
68 57 t
73 56 t
71 57 t


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from the lower Great Lakes south through the Tennessee River Valley to the Gulf Coast. Icy conditions will be possible through
the Upper Midwest while snow will linger through the central Plains. More rain and mountain snow will fall through the parts of
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49 41 r
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51 43 sh
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60 47 sh
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44 37 pc
48 37 sh
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42 31 c
51 33 sh
45 35 sh
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Phoenix 60 39 s
Pittsburgh 49 36 sh
Portland, ME 41 29 pc
Portland., OR 44 37 r
Reno 45 26 c
Richmond 58 41 c
Sacramento 53 34 sh
St. 5ouis 57 36 sh
Salt Lk City 33 24 s
San Qiego 66 50 s
San Fran. 56 45 sh
Seanle 47, 37 sh
Spokane 32 25 rs
Tucson 58 31 s
Wash., D.C. 55 40 pc
Wichita 45 27 c


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, December 21, 2006 SECTION C


Wonder Bar Closure, Calendar to Impact Holiday Economics


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The calendar and the landscape figure to
provide some unfavorable conditions for cer-
tain local businesses this holiday season.
The Wonder Bar, the longtime local water-
front gathering place on St. Joe Beach, closed
on July 5 of this year.
Its demise created a void in area econom-
ics, one particularly evident with the holiday
tourist season.
And with New Year's Eve falling on Sunday,
laws pertaining to alcohol sales on Sunday in
Port St. Joe will negatively impact some local
businesses.
For almost a decade, The Wonder Bar
anchored the eastern end of a catchy tourism
plan that brought visitors from across the
nation and even from international destina-
tions to The Beaches for New Year's Eve cel-
ebrations.
The Beaches is the nine-mile uninterrupt-
ed stretch running from Mexico Beach through
Beacon Hill to the far end of St. Joe Beach.
This area is also home to both Central and
Eastern Time zones.
Mexico Beach is in the Central Time zone.
The Eastern Time zone begins at the eastern
city limits of Mexico Beach, as U.S. 98 passes
CR 386 and crosses into Gulf County.
About eight years ago, the organization
Mexico Beach Special Events, Inc., headed by
then-Mexico Beach Community Development
Council (CDC) director J. Patrick Howard,
developed the "Celebrate Safe, Celebrate Twice"
campaign involving The Beaches' dual time
zones.
In an effort to bring in tourism dollars
over the annual Christmas-New Year's season,
the group devised a plan to run a free trolley
from the Wonder Bar in St. Joe Beach to the El


Governor Motel in Mexico Beach.
The hook was that tourists and locals could
party and ring in the New Year in the Eastern
Time, then hop the trolley and do it all again in
the Central Time in Mexico Beach.
Riders could stand on the side of U.S. 98
and wave down the trolley, which ran constant-
ly in a large loop from the designated east-west
destinations, stopping at several bars along the
way, from about 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
It was a brilliant ploy, and worked very
well.
In the span of a few years, the dual New
Year's Eve celebration garnered national atten-
tion, being featured in magazines and news-
papers like the Atlanta Journal Constitution,
Men's Journal and National Geographic
. .


Traveler, according to Paula Pickett, direc-
tor of the Gulf County Tourism Development
Council (TDC).
There were even websites, several from
international visitors, praising the idea and the
celebration.
The free trolley, which revelers appreciated
because it eliminated their driving from des-
tination to destination, kept large numbers of
intoxicated drivers off the single road (U.S. 98)
that services the area.
A few enterprising locals who owned large
passenger vehicles, also made extra dollars by
supplementing the trolley. These private driv-
ers never charged for ferrying party-goers back
and forth, but gladly accepted cash donations,
which were freely given by appreciative, inebri-


ated riders.
The Wonder Bar also boasted three full ser-
vice bars, a large dance floor, plenty of tables
and chairs, a large band stand, and a very
popular, long-standing house band, The Buddy
Hamm Band.
The view of the Gulf of Mexico from the
bar's wide back porch and attached gazebo was
unbeatable, and the sand between the building
and beach held a well-used volleyball court.
In addition to celebrating twice, revelers
could party at the beach, usually in fairly mild
weather, and this was part of the entire package
marketed to people looking for a unique New
Year's Eve celebration.
The Mexico Beach CDC still plans to hold
the dual celebration this year, using Regan's
Pub, across U.S. 98 from The Wonder Bar, and
the Lookout Lounge, just over the county line
from Mexico Beach, as the eastern points of the
trolley run.
Both bars have always participated in the
celebration trail, but neither has a dance floor
or a house band.
Both bars are also smaller than The Wonder
Bar, and both are located on the inland side of
U.S. 98.
Mexico Beach CDC director Lynn Costin
Marshall said the CDC plans to run the trol-
ley this year, but is currently having difficulty
securing bus drivers for the trolley.
The closing of The Wonder Bar put a crimp
in the long-standing New Year's Eve tourism
traffic, said Marshall.
"I think it's had a huge economic impact.
It's something we've always done, partying at
The Wonder Bar," she said. "I've been getting
dozens of phone calls from people used to par-
tying there, asking me what's going on."

(See WONDER on Page 3C)


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"Yes We Can!"


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
During this holiday sea-
son Renee Goddin is looking
back and considering 2006 as
quite a wonderful year, for her
and the family-business she
heads, C.R. Smith & Son.
Early this year, Goddin
was honored as the "Business
Person of the Year" by the
county Chamber of Commerce
during its annual dinner and
awards ceremony, a presti-
gious honor from her peers in
the local business community.,
A month or so ago, Goddin
was named the vice-presi-
dent of the board of direc-
tors for the county Economic
Development Council, a posi-
tion from which she hopes
to facilitate economic develop-
ment for the entire county.
And, just in time for the
holidays, C.R. Smith & Son is


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PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners has cancelled their regular
Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
December 26, 2006' at 6:00 p.m., E.T.
in observance of the Christmas holidays.
Their next regular meeting will be held on
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.,
E.T.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!


CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
Chairman


Publish: December 21, 2006 Ad #2006-144


- National Magazine Profiles C.R. Smith


the subject of
the cover story
of Pumper
Magazine,
the national
publication
which boasts
of "exclusively
serving the
liquid waste
industry since
- .1979."
"That is
Son offe dive s.orices.. to
noli pso.nddowna' nd met awesome e,
nd,Iong,.0.rd.'ouOCoa.st Goddin said
this week.
"I am very
honored and
humbled by
the story and
being the
cover story."
Truth be
told, Goddin
probably
secured the
cover story, for
her company simply by being
herself frank, easy to con-
verse with and proud of her
company and its legacy.
The story, a lengthy four-
page spread in the magazine,
details the history of the com-
pany, Goddin's role which grew
as she did and the challenges
the company a construc-
tion, pumping and portable
restroom firm has faced by a
slowing local economy, volatile
gas prices and damage from
hurricanes the past few years.
It is a story of a family
business Goddin is a third-
generation owner which
survives through the com-
mon sense and pluck of its
owner and the dedication of
its employees, many of them
long-time members of the C.R.
Smith & Son family.
The interview process for
the magazine story began in
July, Goddin said, and the sto-
ry's author, Mary Shafer con-
ducted several lengthy inter-
views with Goddin in addi-
tion to a frequent exchange of
e-mails to clarify points and
seek additional information.
As the story took shape,
Shafer informed Goddin that
her editors had taken a special
interest in the article.
"I was honest with them"
Goddin said, noting that she
provided Shafer with both the
good and the bad that had,
,impacted the business in the
past couple of years. "Honesty
is the best policy.
"I'm not real shy. If it
comes into my mind it usually


comes out of my mouth before
I think too much about it. The
editor said he really liked that
honesty. 4I guess I impressed
the pants off of them."
Before she knew it, Shafer
was, informing Goddin that the
C.R. Smith story would appear
on the cover of the magazine
this year. In previous conver-
sations, Goddin said, Shafer
had informed Goddin that the
cover feature for the magazine
was booked well into 2007.
, -Ultimately, Goddin took,


the cover photo herself and
provided other photographs
for use with the article.
The timing for the story
could not have been better.
With the uidustry's annual
expo coming in January, mak-
ing the cover of the industry's
primary trade publication was
a coup for the small-town folks
who could in Port St. Joe.
"They really put me in
an excellent position, I am
so excited about it," Goddin
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Tyndall Federal Credit Union Gulf Coast Receives

Members to Recieve Rebate $1.5 Million Grant


Once again, thousands of
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
members will have some
unexpected cash in their
pockets during the holiday
season. Tyndall's Board of
Directors recently announced
a$3 millionbonus to members,
in appreciation of another
exceptional performance
year. The membership bonus
will be based on the amount
of loan interest paid and
savings dividends earned by
the member during the year.
Many members will enjoy
a return of approximately
$100, with some members
receiving over $2,000. With
only a $6 commitment to join
the credit union, this bonus
represents quite a return on
investment.
This return also
illustrates the uniqueness of
credit unions. Credit unions
are chartered as not-for-profit
financial cooperatives, with
their success in the hands



Wonder

Pickett described the bar
as a place for reunions, espe-
cially for non-resident prop-
erty owners who came to the
area during holidays.
"I hate to 'see it go, it's
going to be missed," she said,
adding that she is not opti-
mistic about it remaining in
the area.
"It needs to be what is
was," said Pickett, "and it can't
afford to be because of the
property taxes. It will have
to become a Toucan's or a
Schooner's if it is to survive."
Toucan's is a long-time
beachfront restaurant and
bar in Mexico Beach, and
Schooners is the same type of
establishment in Panama City
Beach.
But Pickett said New
Year's Eve this year is more
of a.Sunday issue, even with-
out the closing of The Wonder
Bar.
The economic impact of
The Wonder Bar closing is
"huge," but New. Year's Eve
falling on a Sunday this year is
"even bigger," she said.


of its "shareholders" the
members. Unlike businesses
with a paid board of directors
who determine the success
or failure of the business,
Tyndall Federal's Board of
Directors serve as voluntary
stewards on behalf of the
membership.
CEO Jim Warren echoed
the Board's generosity, stating,
"We take our responsibility to
our members very seriously
. our staff works hard
to make sure that Tyndall
is run efficiently and in the
best interest of our owners
(members).' It's a great feeling
to give back during the
Christmas season and in a
way that helps people and on
a scale that helps our local
economy."
Membership information
about Tyndall Federal Credit
Union can be found at www.
tyndallfcu.org or by calling
(850) 769-9999, or toll-free at
888-896-3255.



From Page J1C

"New Year's, for us in
Port St. Joe, is one of our larg-.
est economic times," Pickett
explained, saying that the
trolley could easily have been
routed from Sunset Coastal
Grill and Dockside Cafe at the
Port St. Joe marina "to Mexico
Beach for dancing."
But because Port St. Joe
is dry on Sundays, no alcohol
will be served inside the city
limits on New Year' Eve.
"This year, no one will cel-
ebrate in town," said Pickett,
adding that this will create a
"windfall" ,for businesses in
the surrounding county.
"Sunset Coastal Grill has'
always had a huge New Year's
Eve dinner and celebration.
Now they can't," said Piekett.
"People who would usually go
out to dinner on New Year's Eve
in Port St. Joe won't this year
because they can't drink."
Since The Wonder Bar's
closing on July 5, the owner
placed the property on the
market, but no contract to buy
the local landmark has yet
been successfully completed.


U.S. Commerce Secretary
Carlos M. Gutierrez today
announced a $1.5 million
Economic Development
Administration (EDA) invest-
ment to Gulf Coast Community
College of Panama City, Fla.
The investment will help ren-
ovate and expand the exist-
ing George G. Tapper Health
Sciences Building to provide
expanded and new education-
al and training opportunities.
The project is expected to cre-
ate 363 jobs and generate $93
million in private investment.
"President Bush and I are
committed to partnering with
communities to promote inno-
vation and competitiveness.
Through economic develop-
ment grants like these, the
Commerce Department will


continue to encourage invest-
ments in local areas, grow the
economy and create jobs," said
Gutierrez.
EDA serves as a venture
capital resource to meet the
economic development needs
of distressed communities
throughout the United States.
EDA's mission is to lead the
federal economic development
agenda by promoting inno-
vation and competitiveness,
preparing American regions
for growth and success in the
worldwide economy.
Additional information
on how EDA investments are
helping distressed communi-
ties' create a positive and sus-
tainable economic future can,
be accessed at: http://www.
eda.gy.


Remember the 30-30 Rule

30 seconds: count the seconds
between seeing lightening and hearing
thunder. If it's less than 30 seconds,
lightening is still a danger. Seek Shelter!
30 minutes: After the last sound of
thunder, wait 30 minutes before leaving
shelter.


Wildfire Danger Is


Increasing
Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is asking the public
to be careful with \all outdoor
fires this holiday season.
"Florida has received
below-normal amounts of
precipitation through the fall
months, and this past week-
end's freezing temperatures in
the northern part of the state
have left much of our wild-
lands vulnerable to wildfire,"
Bronson said. "The freeze-
dried vegetation will only add
to the already accumulated.
debris that is still scattered
across Florida from the 2004
and 2005 hurricane seasons."
Relative humidity below
35 percent, lack of rainfall
for two weeks or longer, and
strong, dry winds are all com-
ponents that create extreme
fire danger.
"Any fire that starts during
these weather conditions could
get out of control and spread
quickly," said Bronson.
'Brorison encouraged the
public to follow these tips:
-- Report any suspicious
fire by calling 911.
-- Never leave any fire
unattended.
-- Clear an area down to
bare soil around campfires
and warming fires.
-- Do not burn yard waste
during dry, windy conditions.


-- Keep your home safe
from fires by clearing leaves
from the roof and gutters, and
by removing dead vegetation
within 30 feet of your home. It
is also important to trim trees
and limbs within 15 feet of
your chimney and make sure
that you have a properly work-
ing spark arrester on your
chimney.
Bronson is recommend-
ing that Floridians contact
their local Division of Forestry
office for more information on
fire prevention tips and burn-
ing regulations, or visit the
Division of Forestry's web site
at http://www.fl-dof.com.
During the months
of September through
December, Florida had 478
wildfires that burned 3,052
acres. The number 'of wild-
fires and acres burned is up
from the five-year average
of 330 fires which burned
1,635 acres during the same
period over the previous five
years. Since January 1,
4,596 Florida wildfires have
burned 213,012 acres. Most
of these fires (77 percent)
were caused by humans.


PUBLIC NOTICE



The Gulf County/City of Port St. Joe

Recreational Complex Committee

will hold a public meeting to discuss

matters concerning the complex on

January 11, 2007, at 3:30 p.m.,

E.T., in Room 307 of the Robert

M. Moore Administration Building,

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



All persons are invited to attend and

participate.




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Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Estate of
WALTER C. ROBINSON,
deceased.

Case No.: 06-88 PR
IN PROBATE

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

The administration
of the estate of WALTER C.
ROBINSON, deceased, File
Number 06-88 PR, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and that
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANpS NOT,SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
21, 2006.

WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. 0. Box 39
'Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806

CAROLYN M. BARBOUR
904 Jamie Drive
Chipley, FL 32428
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish December 21, & 28, '
2006

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION

The Department announces
receipt of an application from
Russell Bourkard, File No. 23-
0266804-001-DF, to recover
pre-cut submerged timber from
the entirety of the Brothers
River. The timber recoveries
will be conducted in Gulf and
Franklin Counties.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public, inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., 'Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Northwest District office
at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794.
Publish December 21 2006
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF.
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION

The Department announces
receipt of an application from
Russell Bourkard, File No. 23-
0266236-001-DF, to recover
pre-cut submerged timber'from
the Apalachicola River begin-
ning at Mile Marker 26 and end-
ing at Mile Marker 46. The tim-
ber recoveries will be conducted
in Gulf and Liberty Counties.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public inspection during n6r-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m,
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the. Northwest District, office
at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794.
Publish December 21, 2006
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces
receipt of an application' from
Russell Bourkard, File No. 23-
0266242-001-DF, to recover
pre-cut submerged timber from
the Chipola Park and end-
ing at the confluence of the
Apalachicola River. The timber
recoveries will be conducted in
Gulf County.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Northwest District office
at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794.
Publish December 21,. 2006


INVITATION TO BID

Sealed proposals will be
received in the office of the City
Clerk, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, until
4:30 p.m., January 2, 2007,
for furnishing and delivering
F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida, for
1174-feet of galvanized chain
link fence as outlined in the
specifications pertaining there-
to.
Specifications and bid docu-
ments may be obtained from the
City Clerk's Office, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, telephone (850)
229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly
opened and read at 6:00 p.m.,
January 2, 2007, in the City
Commission Chambers, City
Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
City reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, or to
select the Bid felt to be in the
best interest of the City.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk

Publish December 21, 2006

INVITATION TO BID

Sealed proposals will be
received in the office of the City
Clerk, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, until
4:30 p.m., January.2, 2007,
for furnishing and delivering
F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida, for
slabs for bathroom and pavil-
ion at the Lamar Faison Soccer
Fields as outlined in the specifi-
cations pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid docu-
ments may be obtained from the
City Clerk's Office, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, telephone (850)
229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly
opened and read at' 6:00 p.m.,
January 2, 2007, in the City
Commission Chambers,, City
Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
City reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, or to
select the Bid felt to be in the
best interest of the City.
Pauline Pendarvls
City Clerk

Publish December 21, 2006
NOTICE OF SPECIAL
MEETING

The City of Port St. Joe's
Special Magistrate will be in
session for code enforcement
issues on the First Tuesday of
each month beginning January
4, 2007. These meetings
will start at 6:00 p.m. in the
Commission Chambers, 305
Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Publish: December 21 or 28,
2006 :

NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN
AND PROPOSED SALE OF
MOTOR VEHICLE
To: Registered Owner
Bryant, Gloria
5957 Beachwalk Dr
Virginia Beach, BA 23464

Lienor:
Lee's One Stop Auto Care, Inc.
274 Commerce Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-9696

96 Chevy
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YOUR ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
THAT THE ABOVE NAMED'
LIENOR CLAIMS A LIEN
PURSUANT TO 'SECTION
- I -.-- FLC'IIDA STATUTES,
.ifi, ULEL-i SAID MOTOR
.EHTCLE IS REDEEMED
FP.,:. THE SAID LIENOR BY
PAYMENT AS ALLOWED BY
LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE
SOLD TO SATISFY THE LIEN.
IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE
IS NOT REDEEMED 'AND
REMAINS UNCLAIMED OR
CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND.
STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID,
THE VEHICLE. MAY BE SOLD
AFTER 66 DAYS FREE OF ALL.
PRIOR LIENS WHATSOEVER,
UNLESS OTHERWISE
PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER.
THE ABOVE DESIGNATED
LiFrL',F: E,.'rPOSES TO SELL
THE (,10,T.:.R VEHICLE AS-
FOLLOWS.
PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD
AT LEE'S ONE STOP AUTO
COMMENCING AT 9:00 AM ON
THE 5TH DAY OF JANUARY,
200

STATEMENT OF OWNERS
RIGHTS

NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF
THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY
PERSON CLAIMING INTEREST
IN OR 'LIEN THEREON HAS
A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT
ANY TIME- PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE
BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A
HEARING WITH' THE CLERK
OF THE- CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY
THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING'
COPIES OF THE DEMAND'
FOR HEARING TO ALI OTHER
OWNERS AND LIENORS AS
REFLECTED IN THE NOTICE.

NOTICE THAT THE OWNER
OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE
HAS'A RIGHT TO RECOVER
POSSESSION I OF' THE
MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT
INSTITUTING JUDICIAL
PROCEEDINGS BY POSTING A
BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE PROVISIONS OF FLORIDA
STATUTE' 559.917.
NOTICE THAT'ANY PROCEEDS
FROM THE SALE OF THE
MOTOR VEHICLE REMAINING


AFTER PAYMENT OF THE
AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE
AND OWING TO THE LIENOR
WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURTFORDISPOSITION UPON
COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (6) OF FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.585.
NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME
FRAME THAT THE MOTOR
VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY
THE WORK WAS COMPLETED
OF THE DAY OF SALE. THE
NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE
PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO
THE SCHEDULED DATE OF
SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO
NOT INCLUDE THE DATE
NOTICE WAS PLACED IN THE
NEWSPAPER OF THE DATE
OF SALE.
/S/ Lee Cannon
Publish December 21, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BRIAN ADAIR STONEBACK
File No.: 06-90PR
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Brian Adair Stoneback,
deceased, whose. date of death
was October 29, 2006, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is
Attorney for Personal
Representative: Personal
Representative:
Ginger Golson FL No. 16032
Attorney for Patricia J.
Stoneback
Mel Magidson, Jr. PA
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800

Patricia J. Stoneback
605 Gulf Aire Dr.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Publish December 14 & 21,
2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.


CASE NO. 06-89 PR
IN PROBATE

IN RE: The Estate of
MILDRED W. KENNINGTON,

deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of
the estate of MILDRED W.
KENNINGTON, deceased, File
Number 06-89 PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the per-
sonal representative and that
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom -a copy of this
notice is served within three


months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
14, 2006.
/s/ Thomas S. Gibson
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583


/s/ Katherine W. Wilder
KATHERINE WANDA
KENNINGTON WILDER
2512 W. 27th Street, Panama'
City, FL 32405

/s/ George L. Kennington, III
GEORGE LUMPKIN
KENNINGTON, III
2904 Garrison Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456

CO-PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVES
Publish December 14 & 21,
2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Unit #7
Unit # 37
Unit #27
Unit #2
Unit #38
Unit #41
Located at Second and
Osceola Streets, Gulf Storage,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, will be
opened and contents to be sold
or removed on Friday, December
29, 2006.
Publish December 14 & 21,
2006


Notice of Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

140c

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Gulf County. Florida and Incorporated Areas


AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate,
Security.

ACTION: Proposed Rule.


Department.of Homeland


SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed and proposed modified Base (1 -percent-annual-chance)
Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown on the Preliminary [revised] Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for
your community. These BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each affected community is
required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

DATES: The comment period is 90 days following the second publication of this proposed rule in newspapers) of local circulation.

ADDRESSES: The FIS report and FIRM showing the proposed and proposed modified BFEs and their delineations are available for inspec-
tion at the Community Map Repository for each community. The Community Map Repository addresses are listed below.

Gulf County (Unincorporated Areas): Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Room 302, Port St. Joe, Florida.

City of Wewahitchka: Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida.

Interested parties should send comments to the community CEO at the address listed below.


MrCarmen L McLemore Chairm Florida


32456.

Mr. Donald Minchew, Wewahitchka City Manager, 109 South 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Either Mr. Ron Bartel. Director, Division of Resource Management, Northwest Florida Water
Management District at 850-539-599?, or the Mitigation Division of FEMA in Region IV at 770-220-5406 and ask for the Regional Project
Officer assigned to your community, for assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION' FEMA gives notice of the proposed BFE determinations,' in accordance with Section 110 of the Flood
Disaster Protection Act of .1973 (Pub. L. 93-234); 87 Stat. 980, which added Section 1363 to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968
(Title XIII of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (Pub. L. 90-448)); 42 U.S.C. 4001-4128; and 44 CFR 67.4(a).

These BFEs, together with the floodplain management measures required by 44 CFR 60.3 of the program regulations, are the minimum
that are required. They should not be construed to mean the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in
their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements on its own, or pursuant to poli-
cies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These proposed and proposed modified BFEs are used to meet the floodplain
management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings'
built after the BFEs are made final, and for the contents in these buildings.

Pursuant to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 605(b), the Director, Mitigation Division of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate,
to whom authority has been delegated by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, hereby certifies that the proposed
new or modified BFE determinations, if promulgated( will.not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small enti-
ties. A BFE determination under Section 1363 forms the basis for new local ordinances, which, if adopted by a community, will govern
future construction within the floodplain area. By themselves, the BFE determinations impose no restriction unless and until the community
voluntarily adopts floodplain ordinances in accord with these BFEs: Even if ordinances are adopted in compliance with Federal standards,
the BFEs only prescribe building height in the floodplain and do not prohibit development. Thus, this action only forms the basis for future
local actions. It imposes no new requirement; of itself, it has no economic impact.

Lessees and owners of real property in the communities listed below are encouraged to review the Preliminary FIS report, FIRM, and re-
lated materials at the Community Map Repository address cited in the table above and to submit comments to the appropriate community
CEOs at the addresses cited in the table above. The proposed new or modified BFEs along flooding sources studied by detailed methods
are shown on the Flood Profiles included in the Preliminary copies of the FIS report. The flooding sources studied by detailed methods are
as follows:



Source of Flooding and #Depth in feet above ground
Location of Referenced Elevation +Elevation in feet (NAVD)*"
Elevation in feet (NGVD),
Existing Modified Communities Affected
Five Acre Farm Creek East: Gulf County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 800 teet None +23
downstream of County Route 381

Approximately 1.0 mile None +26
upstream of County Route 381

Five Acre Farm Creek West: Gulf County (UnincorporatedAreas)
Approximately 1.6 miles None +25
downstream of State Route 71
Just upstream of State Route 71 None +26
Stone Mill Creek: Gulf County (UnincorporatedAreas), City of Wewahitchka
Approximately 0.4 mile None +30
downstream of State Route 71
Approximately 2.8 miles None +31
upstream of State Route 71
*National Geodetic Vertical Datum
+North American Vertical Datum






Publish December 21, & 28, 2006


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PETS & ANIMALS
2100 Pets
2110 Peis Free to
Good Home
2120- Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
Supplies
2140 Pets/Livestock
Wanted





Dogs & Cats
For Sale?


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


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


3 Horses with tack priced
individually. 5 Horse slant
trailer.
Lab puppies- $25/each.
Call
850-227-7368
Great Christmas pezi i.-.r
sale! Baby donkeys, male
and female, adult donkey.
Call Betty Rich days at
850-6.39-5343,- evenings
639-9311 and cell
899-9311


MERCHANDISE
3100 -Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts& Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 -Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
Equipment
3170 Collectibles
31'80 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210- Free Pass it On
3220 -/Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
Equipment
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous ,
3310 Musical Instruments
.3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)



Broyhill
9 Piece Dining room suite,
$500, 850-832-2040,
Dinette Table
with 6 Chairs
2 leafs & hutch, $475.00.
Call 850-229-6140


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Chimney Cleaning
& Repairs.
32 yrs Exp. Call 785-3941

HELLO!
Looking for someone to
clean your house or your
office. Honest & Reliable.
Reasonable rates & good
references. See you Soon!
Dona 227-9363/ 527-7707


Candy Cane
!!Sweeties!!
850-873-6990



Golden Rule PET SITTING
SERVICE. Perfect alterna-
tive to kenneling your 4
legged kids. Referred by,
local vet.. Reliable pet:
sitter/pet owner. Does
home visits while you are
away. In business 7 years.,
Call, Diana or Dan.
227-5770 or 227-8225


Sofa for sale, almost new,
original price $1800, all
reasonable offers consid-
ered, floral print with pale
yellow background, Must
see! 850-229-9022
Trundle Bed
Twin size, metal, Excellent
condition, used twice. $75.
Call 647-3618



2003 Club Car, Golf Cart,
4in lift, fold down rear seat,
head lights & tail lights &
more, 832-0588/234-7796
CASH PAID
For Your. Old Coins, Cur-
rency & Pre 60s Memora-
bilias. Call 850-229-7704.



Old telescope Industrial
Boom truck plus two old
six yard dump trucks...All
have not been cranked for
over two years.Asking
$1000 for ALL OBO. .
'500 used bricks $100.
200 half blocks $100.
40 feet of railroad iron
$400 obo
40 feet of 10" I beam $400
obo
40 feet of 12"' pipe $200
obo
Pile of used water line,
$100.00
Rough cut 2" x
12"s...10pcs 12' long $125
2x4's various lengths 25;
cent per!foot .
2x6's various lengths 35
cents per foot
2x8's various lengths 45
cents per foot
Scrap lumber...make offer
for pile
Scrap PVC...rmake offer for
pile
6" fence post...
*18 pcs 10' long $200
'16 pcs 16' long $250
Larger winch off shrimp
boat $250 obo
-Used Hurricane fence wire
$1.50 per foot...A better
deal if you take it all where
is as is...You load what
you buy
Call 850 227 6576 Port St.
Joe,FL


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






Professional

Advertising
Director
The Appeal-Democrat
(Marysville, CA) is seeking
an advertising director to
lead its sales, graphics
and advertising operations
staff. The ideal candidate,
will be highly motivated,
team-oriented and knowl-
edgeable of all newspaper
operations. We are seek-
ing someone with demon-,
strated success in growing
revenue through both tra-
ditional newspaper adver-
tising sales' categories,
and a variety of new busi-
ness development activi-
ties., You must possess
budgeting and forecasting
capabilities, and have the
ability .to implement sales
plans to achieve monthly
and annual revenue goals
while staying within budg-
eted expenses. Candi-
dates must demonstrate
strong leadership ability
with a heavy-emphasis on
interpersonal skills,, inter-
active management capa-
bility, community involve-
ment and a strong cus-
tomer service orientation.
This position requires ex-
tensive sales management
experience.
Please send resumes
with cover letter by
Friday January 5, 2007 to
Don Bricker,
'Publisher, via email -
dbricker@
appeal-democrat.com
or by fax at 530-742-6514.


1-- 4100




Trades

Journey Mechanic
Pipefitter
Arizona Chemical Mfg fa-
cility in Panama City, FL is
currently hiring journey-
man mechanic pipefitters
or millwright. Should have
exper in service and maint
of pumps (centrifugal, pos-
itive displacement, vac-
uum, and progressive cav-
ity) & of the various mech
seals and packing' assoc
with pumps. E.per'req.d ,n
all types of gear drive units
(cooling tower fans, DAF
unit, soap washers, etc) as
well as centrifuges, sepa-
rators, air compressors,
imert gas compressors, in-
ert generator blowers,'
fans, air movers,- strainers
and filters, heat ex-
changes, water softner
and other types of mech
equip. Exper in layout
work, welding with electric
arc and acetylene gas
equip for flat, vertical, arid
pipe welds with a wide va-
riety of rods. Use of a cutt-
ing torch and heating tips
is required. Individual
should be able to certify
for, procedures for repair-
ing pressure vessels.
Req'd to read blueprints
for all types of layout and
fabrication jobs. Under-
standing of bearing care
and alignment icrir,,ique'
lift- ing of 110 lbs and
working tight areas: All
qualified applicants ,need
to apply at the Workforce
Center, 625 Hwy 231, Pan-
ama City, FL, resume is re-
quired. Applications taken
from 12/20/06 until 1/19/07
Arizona Chemical is. an
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer, M/F/D/V, and a
Drug Free Workplace.



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 transpo1-
tation. and be willing to
work both morning and
evening shifts. Call
F27-4775 to schedule an
appointment.



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
,RA Real Estate, Inc.


Drivers

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






General
Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association now hir-
ing for the following posi-
tions: Senior Companion
(must be 60 years old or
older), Respite Workers
(sitter to the elderly) for
Port St. Joe area. All em-
ployees'must pass a crimi-
nal background check and
drug screen. Contact Cla-
rissa at 850 229-8466 @
GCSCA, 120b Library Drive,
Port st. Joe


General
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following position:
Water and Wastewater Su-
perintendent. Salary .Nego-
tiable "B" Water and "B"
Wastewater Licenses Re-
quired. Application and job
description may be picked.
up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Application period is
opened until position is
filled.The City of Port St.
Joe enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace and is an EOAA
Employer.


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

Full-time sports writer
to cover Gulf and Franklin counties.
Must have excellent communication skills, be com-
puter literate, particularly for word processing, have
knowledge of and passion for sports, particularly
prep .sports, reliable transportation and a flexible
schedule.. Benefits include: medical, dental and vi-
sion insurance, 401K, success sharing, paid holiday,
paid vacation and sick leave. The Star is a drug free
workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Tim Croft, Editor, 850-227-7827
or email resume to tcroft@starfl.com
or fax resume to (850) 227-7212.
Or in person at


THE f'STAR


135 W. Hwy 98, Port St Joe, Florida.
A Freedom Communication Newspaper


4100




Health care

A&A
HomeCare, Inc.
A & A has an opening for a
PT CNA: (3 days per week).
A & A is an EOP and DFW..
Apply in person at 211 N.
Hwy 71 in Wewahitchka or
fax resume to 639-3337 :


4100 -

Trades
Youngquist Brothers, inc.
Excellent Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions-y-'
Available: *Drillers ,
*Derricks -Floor Hands;;
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545
or contact Cliff at 239-
489-4444..' MUST PASS .
PHYSICAL & DRUG TEST.
Drug Free Workplac6 e


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 ana
appointment. No walk-ins please.


General
Creative Team Member
The Star Port St. Joe
Applicants must have computer experience and have
a team playing attitude. Responsibilities include: Ad-
vertising design and page layout. Experience in
InDesign and Photoshop a plus, but we will train the
right person. Benefits include: medical, dental and vi-
sion insurance, 401K, success sharing, paid holiday,
paid vacation and sick leave. The Star is a drug free
workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Kathy Smith, Creative Design Manager,
850-227-1290 or email resume to ksmith@starfl.com
or fax resume to (850) 227-7212,
Or in person at

THE, STAR



135 W. Hwy 98, Port St Joe, Florida.
A Freedom Communication Newspaper

Incorrect InsertionPolicy
For Classified
In-column Advertisers

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


Please


your ad

Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement
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.


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Classified In-column

DEADLIN-ES

To Run Thursday, December 28
Due Friday, December 22, 2 pm (E.S.T.)
To Run Thursday, January 4, 2007
Due Friday, December 29, 2 pm (E.S.T)



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The classified department at The Star
will be closed Monday, December 25.


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Trades
GW Services Heating &
Air, Inc., located at 228
Cessna Dr., in Port St. Joe
is now accepting applica-
tions for the following posi-
tions: Experienced Service
Technicians and Trim Out
Technicians. Pay based
upon experience. Call
229-9125 for interview ap-
pointment.


Trades/General
Traffic Signal
Technicians
& Laborers
with construction exp. La-
borers $9.00/hour; Certi-
fied Traffic Technicians -
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6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
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6150 Roommate Wanted
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| 6100 I
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.



Office space for rent, 2
ofc and conf. rm avail. Ex-
cellent location in recently
remodeled Realtors Asso-
ciation Building, on the
corner of Hwy 98 & 11th St
in Apalachicola. water,
elec, sewer & trash incl.
Call 850-653-3322 for ad-
ditional information
RENT Now Prime office
and retail space at steeply
discounted rates. Flexible
on lease duration and
terms. 10 locations availa-
ble in: Appalachicola, St.
George Island, Port St.
Joe, Cape San Bias, St.
Joe Beach and Mexico
Beach. Weichert
Realtors-Anchor.
Bro k e r/O w ner
850-899-7999




1 br, 1 ba 15081/2 Long
Ave. in Port St. Joe. No
pets. $485/mo.+ dep.
Application and references
required. Call 850--
229-6825
2 br, 1 ba Apt., on Long
Ave., Port St. Joe. Call
Kenny at 227-7241 or Phil
at 227-2112.



|- .6120 -
Great Location, 2 br, 1 ba
with screened porch.
$750/mo year round +
$750 deposit. 502 W. Hwy.
98 in Mexico Beach. Call
David or Betty 850-
639-5343 dys or 639-9311
evenings, 899-9311 cell.


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1 6130
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. Furnished/Unfurn-
ished. Contact Cape San
Bias Vacation 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. Call Brian 404-
663-0226

Rent or Lease
To Own
2 br 2 ba Townhouse in
Mexico Beach, at
Seapines Subdivision, like
new with pool, rent is
$975mo, will discuss lease
to own options, Call Brian
850-227-6626




2 br, 2 ba completely fur-
nished, walk to downtown
and bay. Excellent loca-
tion, low utilities. $850/mo
+ 1st, last and dep. Ref's
required. 706-768-3239

3 br, 2 ba $875mo + dep.
Water/gar, wash/dryer,
ch&a. No pets/smoking.
648-5052/(478)-983-2206

A St. Joe Beach find!
6312 Hwy 98 & Pine street,
brick home facing gulf,
w/roof deck & Irg LR over-
looking beach, CH/A, 2 br,
1.5 ba, DR, new kitchen &
appliances unfurn'd, car-
port, laundry room, out-
side hot/cold shower. No
pets, $1100mo Conv. to
TAFB. Call (850) 321-5452
or 850-385-2620. Owner at
house Sat & Sun



Apalach area Renv 3br
2ba new flooring + appli-
ances, A/C & fans, office- &
fam rm, pool, W/D. No
smk/ pets. 1st, last + sec.
Lease w/ reff. 653-3700


1 6140 1
1, 2, & 3 br
furn & unfurn houses, in
Port St Joe, 850-229-6777
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
House for rent in Port St
Joe. Central heat and air.
New tile, spacious upstairs
3 br 2 ba apt $950 + utili-
ties. Downstairs 2 br 1 ba
$650 + utilities. Rent both
and use downstairs for of-
fice. 229-1215
Hwy 98, St. Joe Bch, 2 br,
2 ba House, w/gulf view,
can be used for resident,
business or both. $975
mo.+ dep. 850- 647-9214.
Large 1 br, 1 ba w/
jacuazzi rm, washer/dryer,
dishwasher. 1 year lease.
First/last/ and security. Call
850-653-6375
St Joe Beach, like new, 2
br TH, $700mo, no smok-
ing/ pets, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473


I 6170
2 br, 1 ba trailer on Over-
street. $500 month + $300
deposit. Please Call 850-
648-5306

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115 Coronado St, St Joe
Beach, 2 br 2 ba Mobile
Home, $575mo + $300
dep, 850 647-9214
Wewa RV Lots
$175/mo. Includes water
and sewer.
Call 850-639-5721


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2002 Home at 410 5th St.
in Mexico Beach. 4 blocks
to beach. 2 lots. 1615sf on
corner lot. 4 br, 2 ba with
attached 12x12 screen
room. All floors ceramic
tile, walk in closets, attic
space, separate 16x24
recreation room h&c and
tiled. Outside shower &
deep well. 12x20 storage
building & 12x20 boat
shed all connected with
concrete walkways and
fence railing. $400K Must
sacrifice, make us an offer.
Call 334-566-1364 or 334-
268-0601

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

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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

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nancing. 258-4312

Waterfront Northbay.
Lynn Haven 4 br 3 ba.
3300sqft. Pool, large deck
850 276-9440

Wewa home for sale sur-
rounded by great fishing
area. This is a great starter
home. $67,500 call 850-
227-4184







Mexico Beach. Merry
Christmas price for you!
$490K, 150' to beach, 3 br,
2 ba Weichert Realtors-
Anchor Co. Joy Holder
850-527-0170


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


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


| 7120
St Joe Beach, Hwy 98
frontage, 800sf office bldg
+ 200sf bidg, extra park-
ing, all brick, room to ex-
pand up & out, great loca-
tion, $759K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473

9

71SO
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.
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8120
1995 Mitsubishi Montero
4x4 LS, AC, PW/L, rack, V6
New tires, 181k miles, CD
player, 3rd row seating,
Great Shape! Best Offer!
Call 229-1215.



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

Jet Wheels
215-5000
13415 PCB
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No payments
up to a year
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8240
Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENTI Exclusive
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Safe, state-of-the-art ma-
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clubhouse and facilities.
30'x10'x10'...$280-$330.
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RV SPACE
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229-8959 please lv. msg..
$450/month incl. water,
sewer & power.


Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to bch.
Foreclosure. $149K obo.
596-2057 or 271-1453



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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8( The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, December 21, 2006 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


Small-business owners have several year-end tax options


Though the end of the year
is rapidly approaching, there's
still time to minimize your
exposure to Uncle Sam next
year. If you haven't already,
consider the following ideas
now to ease your tax burden.
Thanks to the work of
the National Federation of
Independent Business, small-
business owners are enjoying
increased expensing limits as
they prepare their 2006 tax
returns. Last May, Congress
approved an extension of the
increased Section 179 expens-
ing limit, effective through
2009. That limit is now up
to $108,000 for the 2006 tax
year due to the annual infla-
tion adjustment. If you prefer
to receive immediate tax ben-


efits from purchasing office
supplies, rather than spread-
ing the cost over several years
as a depreciation expense,
then go ahead and purchase
that new equipment-comput-
er, software, furnishings and
machinery-before the end of
the year and write off that cost
for the 2006 tax year.
Gifts to legitimate busi-
ness associates, including
clients and customers, are
deductible up to $25 per gift.
You also can deduct the price
of incidental costs that don't
add value to the gift, such as
shipping and handling costs.
Certain de minimus
fringe benefits are tax-free to
the employee and fully deduct-


ible by the employer. If you're
in the spirit of giving this holi-
day season, you may be able
to deduct certain gifts to your
employees as long as they have
a low fair-market value. A cash
gift, or cash equivalent such as
a gift certificate, is not deduct-
ible and is considered taxable
compensation to the employee.
You should consult with a tax
professional to determine the
appropriate amount.
With all gifts, save your
receipts for proof of the
expenses in the event of an
IRS audit.
If you set up a qualified
retirement plan before Jan.
1, 2007, you can, in some
cases, reap the tax benefits
on your contributions until


Oct. 15. 2007, the extended
deadline for your 2006 tax
return. Options for small-
business owners include IRAs,
SEP-IRAs, SIMPLE plans and
401(k) plans.
Charitable giving not only
helps your community, it helps
your tax bill. To be eligible for
your 2006 tax return, gifts
must be postmarked by Dec.
31, even if they're received
in January. With your dona-
tion of cash, property, insur-
ance, securities or goods, ask
for a tax letter and a receipt
that you can include with your
return.
Employees can be reward-
ed with additional compen-
sation, and there's a special
break for accrual basis busi-


nesses: Bonuses to rank-and-
file employees declared in
2006 are deductible this year,
as long as they're actually paid
by March 15, 2007.
If 2006 wasn't a good year
for your business, make sure
you can use tax losses to your
advantage. For example, if
you're an S-corporation share-
holder, be sure there's suffi-
cient basis in your corporate
stock and debt (money you
loan to the corporation) to fully
utilize your share of corporate
losses. If you need more basis
to offset the losses, you could
make additional loans to the
corporation before year's end.
Or, if there are outstanding
third-party loans to the corpo-
ration for which you've given


your personal guarantee, try
asking the lender to recast the
loan, making you primarily
liable for the debt so that you
can add this amount to your
basis.
Of course, articles like
this one are intended for infor-
mational purposes only and
are not a substitute for profes-
sional tax advice. You should
always consult with your tax
planner to see if these tax-sav-
ings techniques are right for
you.
Allen Douglas is state
director of the National
Federation of Independent
Business, Florida's leading
small-business advocacy
group. He can be reached at
allen.doualas(dnfib.ora .


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Poinsettias are a
symbol of the season
and a sure sign that
the holidays have
arrived. With proper
care during this fes-
tive time, the life of
the poinsettia can be
extended.
The plant
was named after
Joel Poinsett who
brought poinset-
tias to the United
States in 1825 from
their native Mexico.
Poinsettias are tra-
ditionally grown as
potted plants for use
in the home during
the holiday season.
These holiday plants are
not offered exclusively in red
any longer. Available in a wide
variety of colors and forms,
poinsettias can be found with
red, pink, white, orange, pur-
ple, and multi-colored bracts.
Their colorful bracts are
usually referred to as the flow-
er, but are actually modified
leaves. The true flowers of the
poinsettia are inconspicuous.
They are small, green and yel-
low nubs clustered in the cen-
ters of the bracts.
Poinsettias are considered
to be tropical plants. They
prefer to be in temperatures
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temperatures or windy condi-
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have reduced quality.
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shopping bag to protect your
plant when transporting it.
When you arrive home, place
the plant in a warm location
free of drafts and cold air. If
possible, place it in an area
where it will receive bright
light. However, avoid placing
plants in extremely sunny, hot,
and dry situations.
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foil wrapper. from the plant's
container. The poinsettias will
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Dear Santa,
Thanks for the
presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been
real good. I want
a electric skooter
for Chismas. Get
some thing for the
kids that doest
have any presents
be careful flying on
Chismas Eve.
Love, Shatabia
Artez Thomas

Dear Santa,
Thank You for all
the presents you
gave me last year
this year I have
Beine very good.
I would like to
have a microscope
anb a teloscop and
a scoter and Be
careful flying on
Chris eve.
Love Dylan Tomis
Whitehead


Dear Santa,
Thanks for gifts
that you gave me
last year. I hope
that you think I
have been good
enough to get some
more this year.
Please bless those
whom don't have
any toys. Oh, and
also be extremely
careful on your
sleigh this year.
Love, Savannah
Leann Gibson

Dear Santa,
Thanks for
presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been
real good. I want a
dirt bike that goes
up to 30 mph. Be
careful flying on
Christmas Eve.
Love, Clayton
Hunter Raffield

Dear Santa,
Thanks for the
presents you gave
me last year I want
a Dragon ball,Z
play stion2 game
I want a entdo a
telescope and I
hope you can help
those por kids.
Dylen Simpson


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Dear Santa,
Thank you for the
presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been
really good and
please take care of
the children that
don't get presents
and I wish for a
moforcicle and
some art suplise
also I wish for a
nice and wonderful
Christmas and I
wish you a mary
Christmas have
safe Flying on
Christmas Eve
Love, Alexandra
Nicole Nunez.
Mary Christmas
Dear Santa,
Thanks for the
Presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been
real good and for
christmas I want
Shawn Michles
John Cena and the
WWE title. Be
careful flying on
christmas eve.
Love, Johnny Jones

Dear Santa,
Thanks for the
presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been


real good. If
you can I want
three horses
for,me,mama and
DaDDy.
Love, Cecelia Catlen
Ivester

Dear Santa,
Thanks fro
presents you gave
me last year. This
year have been real
good I won't a psp
smackdown vs Faw
2007 collage07,
NBA07 Madden 07.
Be careful flying on
Chistmas eve.
Love, Troy Devon
Williams Jr.

Dear Santa,
Thanks for the
presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been
real good. Take
care of the kids
that don't get
presents. This
year I would like
that roboraptor
at radio shack
there one more
thing I would like
is a gameboy Ds a
blue one please. Be
careful flying on
chrisments Eve.
Love Parker Philip


Clemons. Say hi to
rudolph for me.


Dear Santa,
Thanks for the
presents you gave
me last year. This
year I have been
real good. I Love
you Santa you are
very good to me. I
want a bodyavil and
a scocer that is all
I want from you
stay good forevey
and be strong. Be
careful fly on the
Christmas Eve.
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Thanks for the
presents you gave
me last year. This
year. This year
I have been real
good. I want a
electric skooter
for Chismas. Get
some thing for
the kids the doest
have any present
be careful flying on
Chismas Eve.
Love, Shatobia
Thomas


Dear Santa,
My name is Travis
Morrison. I am
six years old. This
year for Christmas
I would like for
you to bring me an
electric dirt bike,
a new bicycle and
Fox and the Hound
II. I would also
like a nintendo DS
Merry Christmas,
Travis

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I would like a Play
Station 2 a teddy
bear. And some
Skates. I hope
this letter reaches
you, because I
really have been a
good girl!
Sincerely yours,
Jonieisha M. Jones

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My name is Kenzie
Ramsey. I want
v-tech smart
game, computer
smart game, and a
diamond necklace.
I will leave M & M
cookies and milk.
Thank You, Kenzie


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Dear Santa,
I have been good
all year. I want
you to get me
for christmas a
play motorcycle
that you can ride
on. (They are at
Walmart). An
electric scooter
for next Christmas
would be nice
also. I want to be
a spy, so.... I also
nees SPY GEAR
remote control car.
Thanks, Santa, I
hope you like the
cookies.
Love always,
Teyler Austin Rudd

Dear Santa,
I have been a very
good girl this year.
I want a Baby
Alive and Pet Vet
Set for Christmas.
My brother,
Christopher, wants
a telescope, too. I
will leave milk and
cookies for you.
Merry Christmas,
Chloe Hemanes

Dear Santa,
I want a doll a bike
and doll castle.
Thanks, McKeely

Dear Santa,
Dear Santa,
I would like to
have big blue eye
dog. And a gator
"football and a new
bible with Jesus In
It.
Thanks, Pierre

Dear Santa,
I am Haleigh Mann


I will be 6 before
Christmas. I would
like most of all for
my Daddy to come
back to me. I would
like a Polly Pocket
and a mermaid
pulled by a dolphin.
Sincerely, Haleigh
Mann

Dear Santa,
I want a pinf four
wheeler, a mini gold
set, and my twin
doll.
Kyndell Moore,
Age 6

Dear Santa,
My name is Keegan.
I am 5 years old I
live in White City.
And I would Love
for you to Bring
me a 30" screen
T.v. and I would
like it to be green.
Hellees, entes, can
I have a bird to.
Can you bring my
sister a pair of
Hellees. Thanks
You, Keegan
Ballard I Love
Santa

Dear Santa,
My name is
Samantha Burkett.
I am 6 years old
for Christmas
I want a Barbie
House, A Kitchen-
Set,Lixn Kig.
Love, Samantha
Dear Santa,
My name is Brandon
Williams, and I'm 5
years. Please, can
I have a remote
control dinosaur. I
would like atruck
that can drive
through dirt. Can
I have a play sword
too? Will you
please bring Layla,
my puppy a bone.
We have been
good!
Love, Brandon


Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old
and I want a blue,
electric scooter,
a sleeping bag and
the Nickelodeon
Scene- It
board game for
Christmas. I have
tried to be a good
boy this year.
Thank You Santa!
Love, Devin Crews

Dear Santa,
I would like a
L-max, T-Rex
Mountain, go
Deigo go play
center workshop,
and a new harry
potter game for
Christmas. Love,
Justin

Dear Santa,
My name is Abby
and I am 6 years
old. I have been
very good this
year can you bring
me Altorseset A
butterscotch horse
pro A brate Doll.
Love Abby

Dear Santa,
I Love You. Please,
May I have Hot
Wheels? And
I want a race
track and some
blocks can i have
a baseball And
some new cloths? I
want a good pussle.
Thank You. Love,
Caleb


Dear Santa,
My name is Dianara
Angels and I am
5 years old. This
year would like
you to bring me a
bear, a doll, and
a little desk to
do my homework.
Thank you Santa!
I love you. Merry
Christmas, Dianarra
Angel


Dear Santa,
My name is Hannah
and I am 6 years
old. I have tried
very hard to be a
good girl this yepr.
Please bring me a
v-tach, a health an
grow baby and a
baby alive doll. I
will leave you some
cookies and milk.
Love, Hannah
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I
want a v-smile
pocket so that I
can play games in
the car. I have
been a good boy.
Love, Christian

Dear Santa,
My name is Allyson.
I will be 6 on Dec.
27th. I would lie to
have playdough, a
phone and a doll
house. Please stay
warm and eat lots
of cookies..
Love, Allyson
Robinson

Dear Santa,
Can I get a 4-
Wheeler and two
vedio games? Can
I also get some
money?
Love, Sandy

Dear Santa,
I have been ggod.
Please bring my
brother Owen
a slide. I am 6.
Please bring me
moon shoes, heelys
and some new golf
clubs.
Love, Jaden
Grantland


Dear Santa,
I have been a good
boy this year, I
think. I would like
a camo 4-wheeler,
truck and trailer
remote control
tractor. I love you
Santa.
Love, Heath Plair

Dear Santa,
My name is Jacob
Curcie. My mon
said that I have
been good. Can
you please bring
me a truck, v-
smile games and a
spider-man pillow.
I will leave you
some cookies. Love
Jacob

Dear Santa,
My name is Kelsey
Lolley. I am 5
years old. I would
like a camera,
guitar, and a
skateboard for
Christmas. Please
do your best.
Merry Christmas.
Thank You, Kelsey
Lolley


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Dear Santa,
My name is Maria.
I have 5 years old.
I would like 1 baby
bratz. 1 Family
Bratz. And a Disney
Book.
Love, Maria

Dear Santa,
My name is Alexis
Sherry ( 5 years 1
old) I been very
god and want some
Heales and a barbie
bike for x-mus.
Thank you merry x-I
mus
Love You, Alexis

Dear Santa,
I have been good
what I want for
Christmas is a
Barbie House, Baby:
Alive and a kitchen.,
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Dear Santa,
I love you Santa.
What i want for
Christmas is an
American girl doll,
,a kitchen play
set, and a pair of
skates. I like
Santa, and I like
his reindeer too.
Love, Haleigh
Smith

Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old.
I want a game
system, a game
and a care bear
hide and seek for
Christmas. Have a
good day.
Thank you, Colleen
Dear Santa,
My name is Trey
. I am 5 years old.
For Christmas I
would like a dirt
bike and a pool
table. I think I've
been pretty good.
So I also want a
real horse and


more army men.
Your friend, Trey
King

Dear Santa,
I have been a very
good girl this year.
Please bring me
some presents. I
love art stuff and
I really would like
a swingset so I
can do my acrobet
tricks. I wish I
could visit you at
the North Pole
sometime. Merry
Christmas!
Love, Annie

Dear Santa,
My name is Katie
Acree, and I am 6
years old. I have
been a really good
girl this year. For
Christmas I would
like a toy lightning
Mc Queen a magic
eight ball and a
remote control car.
Please. I Love You
Santa.
Love, Katie Acree

Dear Santa,
I would like a
motor bike, teddy
bear, and a rocking
chair, I will leave
some cookies.
Love, Sean Yowell


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Dear Santa,
I would like to have
an Arail Salon, a
real Guital and a
Play Station Two
for Christmas.
Love, Paige

Dear Santa,
My name is Angel.
I am 5. I want a
Leap Frog, Baby
Alive and a talking
Mermaid desk.
Thank You, Angel

Dear Santa,
I have been a good
boy. Please bring
me hand cuffs,
with keys. I also
want 3 race cars.
I will leave cokies
and carrots. Love,
Noah

Dear Santa,
My name is Curtis
Todd, I am 6
yrs.. old. I want
a dirt bike and
four wheeler for
Christmas. I've
been pretty good
this year. Oh ya,
I would also like
a remote control
4-wheeler with
flames.
Love, Curtis Todd

Dear Santa,
My name is Austin
Miller'. I am 5
yrs. old and four
Christmas this
year I want a new
18" bicycle, size 13
sneakers and sixe
13 Heelies. My
favorite color is
blue.
Sincerely, Austin

Dear Santa,
I want a baby doll,
brackable dolphins,
brackable rudolphs
and heelies.
Love, Abby


Dear Santa,
My name is
Kendre, I am five.
Please bring me a
scooter, chopper,
basketball. I will
leave cookies.
Love, Kendre

Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old.
For Christmas I
want a new barbie
doll, a slurpee
maker, and a new
game for my v-
smile.
Love, Jasmine

Dear Santa,
I want for
Christmas, heelies,
frisbee, comic
catch, green
machine.
Love, Josh R.
Dear Santa,
I want a
skateboard and a
scooter and some
kneepads. I want
some baseballs,
a football, and a
basketball. I want
lots of presents,
and I want adiving
board with a tall
ladder. I promise
to be a good boy
for my mama and"
daddy.
Love, Josh

Dear Santa,
I have been good.
I want a bicycle
and a shoo-shoo
baby, a brats and
a bow-n-arrow, real
Dora Castle, Brats
Bubble Blower.
Love, Peyton

Dear Santa,
My name is Jazlyn
Harris, I am 6
years. I would
like a bike, some
clothes and skates
for christmas.
Love, Jazlyn


Dear Santa,
I want an airel
talking salon,
and airel talking
kitchen stove, airell
CD, Spongebob CD,
new movie of veggie
tales, Big Building
Blocks, princess
dress and shoes
and new view cards
of airel for my view
master machine and
a new Bicycle with
training wheels a
Dora princess doll
or a Fiesta Dora
doll and a Ballerina
Dora. I will be real
good-I will leave
you cookies and
milk. Santa I have
tried to be a good
girl this year. I
love you Santa.
Kristen Whitfield

Dear Santa,
My name is Dalton,
2 years old. I
attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been really
good this year. I
would like you to
bring me these
gifts. A Sucker,
Bike and a puppy.
I will leave you
cookies and milk
and a carrot for
Rudolph.
L6ve,' Dalton

Dear Santa,
My name is Ricky.
,I am 2 years old.
I attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been good
this year. I would
like you to bring
me these gifts. A
puppet, Bike and
powerwheels. I will
leave you cookies
and milk and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Ricky


Dear Santa,
My name is
Sha'necia. I am 2
years old. I attend
North FL Child.
I have been good
this year. I would
like you to bring
me these gifts. A
Carebear, bike and
a ball. I will leave
you cookies and
milk for youand a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Sha'necia

Dear Santa,
My name is Dakota,
I am 2 years old.
I attend North FL-
Child. I -have been
really good this
year. I would like
you to bring me
a scooter, boots
and stakes. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Dakota

Dear Santa,
My name is
Michael. I am
2 years old. I
attend North FL
Child. I have really
been good this
year. I would like
you to bring me
a bike, ball and a
toy puppy. I will
leave cookies'and
milk for you and a'
carrot for Rudolph.
SLove, Michael









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Dear Santa,
My name is Ashton,
I am 2 years old.
I attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been really
good this year. I
would like you to
bring me these
gifts a laser gun,
Superman and a
ball. I will leave
cookies and milk
for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Ashton

Dear Santa,
My name is Tad,
I am 2 years old.
I attend North
FL Child. I have
been really good
this year. I would
like you to bring
me shoes, a ball
and a bike. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Tad

Dear Santa,
My name is David.,
I am 2 years old.
I attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been really
good this year.
I would like you
to bring me a
motorcycle, bike
and a hat. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, David

Dear Santa,
My name is Skylah,
I am 3 years old.
I attend school at
North FL Child. I


have been really
good this year. I
would like you to
bring me a DVD,
Scooter and a
Dora Doll. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Skylah

Dear Santa,
My name is Sarah.
I am 3 years old. I
attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been really
good this year. All
I want this year
is a Guitar. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Sarah

Dear Santa,
My name is JC. I
am 3 years old. I
attend school at
North FL Child. I
have really been
good this year. I
would like you to
bring me Cars, a
Thomas Train and
Hot Wheels. I will.
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, JC

Dear Santa,
My name is Isaiah.
I am 2 years old.
I attend North
FL Child. I have
been very good this
year. I would like
you to bring me a
Scooter, Bike and
2 Cars. I will leave
cookies and milk
and a carrot for
Rudolph.,
Love, Isaiah

Dear Santa,
My name is JA. I
am 3 years old. I
attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been really
good this year. I


would like you to
bring me a Dora
Scooter, Dora
Baby Doll. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, JA

Dear Santa,
My name is ZY. I
am 2 years old. I
attend school at
North FL Child. I
have been really
good this year. I
would like you to
bring me a Trucks,
Cars and a Train. I
will leave cookies
and milk for you
and a carrot for
Rudolph.
Love, ZY

Dear Shadavia,
My name is
Shadavia. I am 3
years ols. I attend
school at North FL
Child. I have been
really good this
year. I would like
you to bring me a
Dora Scooter, Dora
Baby Doll. I will
leave cookies and
milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Shadavia

Dear Santa,
I would like a
laptop, jump rope,
cd player and a /
basketball and a
basketball goul.
Santa please
don't forget my
brother sister or
my cousin. Santa
I am seven years
old. Some other
things I want are
a box of crayons
and a coloring book.
Santa please don't
forget my teachers
Mrs. Dodson and
Mrs. Nobles. Santa
I want some books
for Christmas too.
That is what I want


for Christmas.
Sincerely, Joy
Spires

Dear Santa,
I want you to bring
me a 4 weler that
is little for me a
real 4 weler. Next
I want you to bring
me a Nintindo Ds
because my little
naughty sister
stole my gameboy.
Last I want you to
bring me a skutter.
I Love you Santa
Claus.
You friend, Karla

Dear Santa,
I hope you had
a good summer
and I would like
a few things for
Christmas. First,
I would like a
computer and a
pair of heelies. But
most of all a pretty
pink butterfly shirt
for my best friend
Lauren.
Love, Callie Capps

Dear Santa,
How os Rodolf
and the uther
reindeer? I am
looking up for this
Christmas. My
name is Hayden
Lee. I love my
eleetrieal scooter,
but it got ranover.
I want a few things
for Christmas. I
want a new C.D.
player, some art
stuff,-and stuff
animals. Can you
give the people
that do not have
any thing something
please? Can you
bring my brother
something too. I
have been good
this year. I am 7
rears old.
Love, Hayden Lee


Dear Santa,
For Chistmas
I would like
you to give my
friend Callie a
surprise gift. For
Christmas I would
also want you to
give me a Bratz
doll. It's name is
cloe and she has
blond hair. I would
like you to give my
sister every thing
she asked for. My
sister and I have
been rally good
kids this year. I
would also like you
to give my puppy
something too. I
would like you to
give my mon and
dad something too.
Love you friend,
Lauren Davis

Dear Santa,
All I want for
Christmas is four
or five things. I
want a Pante Ball
gun and a target.
Also a camo Jacket
But most of all I
ant a computer.
Love, William
Mullen


Dear Santa,
The true meaning
of Christmas is not
about getting it's
about thinking of
others. It's not
about who puts up
the most Christmas
lights. It's about
having fun and
giving. I would like
a butterscotch
pony, camo shirt,
puppy, teddy bear
and a cell or track.
Now you know
what I want for
Christmas.
Love, Kristen
Thursby

Dear Santa,
I will like a laptop
for Christmas. So
I can take it on
an oirplane I do
not want to get
dored any more.
Cony do me a faver
can you get my
brother a spirder
man bike and. My
sister wants a Brat
bike They will like
it from me. That
is all I want for
Chrismas. Age 8
Love, Colton


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Dear Santa,
I want a laptop
with a mouse and
a mouse on the
keyboard. Next
with a big printer.
I want a new TV
that has a VCR.
Finally the last
thing that I want
is a cell phone from
Nextel. I want it to
take pictures. Comn
back next year.
Age 7
Love, Chase Roger's

Dear Santa,
May I have a cell
phone and a dvd
player. I would
also like heelies
and a toy baby doll
with all the stuf
with it. A two toy
'car for my brother
have everything
that comes with it.
Thank you Santa
and can I have a
laptop computer
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too. Thank you
Santa for letting
me get all this stuf.
Age 8
Love, Morrisa

Dear Santa,
I'm Mary Butts.
I would like a
skating bord and
big skates for
Cristmas and a cat
notebook and a dog
notebook and two
high school musical
notbooks. I want a
doggie toy for my
dog and teniss balls
for him. I knew he
will like that. Can
you give me that
for Cristmas? I
would love it if you
did.
Love, Mary

Dear Santa,;
I wont A bike. I
Love bikes so much
you get to ride it.
Christmas is fun to
me on Christmas
day I will at night
put some cookies
and milk. We get
toys that's why I
Love Christmas.
Love, friends
Brittany


Dear Santa,
I would like to have
a NFL football gam
for my game cube.
I been wishing
for a almost 1
year. I would like
a baseball bat. I
want a play station
3 and games. I
want some Football
gloves with a
Georgia Football
too. That is what I
want for Christmas.
Love, Elijah

Dear Santa,
You know who has
been bad or good.
The one's that
have been real
good you give more
to them. That is
not what it really
mean's. Christmas
is much more.
It's not abowt
begging it's abowt
giving. That's the
true meaning of
Christmas. Sandta
would you give me
something Speecial
for Christmas. Age
8
Love, Wesley


Dear Santa,
My dad has been
wondering what I
want for Crismas.
I wanted a rexus
pet, a babby doll,
but my mind just
poped I want a
puppy every year!
But I loved my
other dogs so much
especially Oliver. I
told my dad I will
give every single
thing on my list out
and get a puppy. I
Just want a puppy.
Age 7. Love
Rebecca

Dear Santa,
I want three things
for Christmas. The
first thing that I
want is a bike. The
next thing that I
want is a tower.,
So I can play six
players on ny new
playstation 2 from
Christmas. The
last thing that I
want for Christmas
is a scooter. Thats
all of the things
that I want for
christmas. Age 8
Love, Denzel
Walker


Dear Santa,
I want only two
things for Christmas
this year. The
first toy is a blue
Morph N Nater.
I want a blue
AirBlade can you
bring my sister
some presents?
Age 7
Love, Kyle

Dear Santa,
I want a few things
for Christmas. I
want a little toy
and a big toy from
you. Santa you are
best because you
give us a presents.
I go to Port St.
Joe Elementary
School. I have
been a good girl in
school.
Love, Aliyah

Dear Santa,
This is Spencer
Raffield I want a
toy car and one of
the Dirt bikes. It
is a bike that looks
like a Dirt bike. I
get something for
Christmas it would
be a high school
musical game for
playstation 2. I
want a playstation


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a shirt that says
Merry Christmas.
I twant a toy
motocycle. I want
it to snow. And I
want a ball for my
dog. Thank You for,
coming.
Age 7 Love, Spence.
Raffield


Dear Santa,
I would like for
Christmas a very
good Computer.
I would like a
Dinosaur Fossil
box kit with a real
Dinosaur Movie. I
would like a special
present for my
Mom. 0 yeh Don't
forget my brother
and sister and Dad
and Granny and
Pawpaw. Other
things hat I want
are a pocket knife,
guns, cloths, toys
and books. Thank
you Santa for
coming all these
Stars. Age 7.
Your Friend, Zack
Combs


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Dear Santa,
I have been a good
boy. Would you
please bring me a
Power Wheels Red
4-wheeler with a
winch on the front
like my daddy's 4-
wheeler. I promise
I'll be good.
Thank You, Love,
Bobby Gay, Jr.

bear Santa,
I have been a ,
good girl. Would
you please bring
me a scooter for
Christmas. Thank
You,
Love, Alison Gay

Dear Santa,
I want for
Christmas is
a laptop for
christmas and some
skates and podto
for Christmas and
some clothes too
and shoes too for
christmas. I want
everything for
Christmas too.
Love, Nakeasha


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Dear Santa,
I've been very
good How are, you
Mrs. Clause, may
I have a reindeer
that is a baby?
I would like an
animal Videogame
and a car that I
can drive on the
street and takes
gas. I hope you
have a very merry
christmas.
Love, Lillian

Dear Santa,
I am being nice. I
want heelies. I


want a playstation.
I want a toy
camera. How are
you doing?
Love, Cassidy
House

Dear Santa,
How are your
elves? I want a
dirt bike that is
blue. I want a
movie named Cars.
I want a game
'names Grand Theft
Auto. I have been
good.
Love, Halie

Dear Santa,
I hope you have a
great Christmas.
I want a Over the
Hedge game. I
want a rocket in
ventions. I want
some crocs. I wish
you have fave fun
and you will get
some food.


Love, Steven
bear Santa,
I like your slay
and your deers. I
would like a X box
360, a golden with
game cuby. And a
dert bike Santa I
hope that you have
a good winter. PS
Love, Jonathan

Dear Santa,
How's Rudolph
doing. I would like
a picture phone.
Then I would like
a black PSP. Last
I would like a
playstation. I hope
you have a great
trip to White City.
Love, Christopher


Dear Santa,
I hope you have
seen m this year.
What I want for
Christmas is one
doll. I want a X-
boxs 360. I want
a goldfish. I want
a football. I hope
you see me next
year.
Love, Amity

Dear Santa,
I love you Santa.
I want a Xbox
360 for Christmas
and a Razor for
Christmas. And
one more thing
for Christmas is
playstation. Santa,
you are the best.
Love, Aaron

Dear Santa,
How is it in the
North Pole and are
the elfs making
toys? I want a


Barbie computer
and a puppy. I
really want a
reindeer. I want
really really want
a digital camera. I
am going to give
you something good
to eat.
Love, Jasmine

Dear Santa,
How are you doing
at the North Pole?
This is something
I really really
want. I want a
digital camera and
aspy video car.
His is my 3rd wish
a Playstation 2
Football game. P.S.
How is Ms. Claus?
Love Ethan

bear Santa,
I have been good
this year. May
I have a Barbie
cruiser. I want


Beach Barbies.
I also want a
computer game
named The sims
2 pets. Tell Mrs.
Clause that I said
hello.
Love, Ashley

Dear Santa,
Is it cold in the
North Pole? I gor
you some chocolate
chip cookies and I
got you a present.
Tell Ruddolph I
said hello I want a
4 Wheeler. I want
a laptop and I want
some Jordan's Is
Mrs. Santa coming?
Love, Claude


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Dear Santa,
How are you
doing? Is it fun in
the North Pole? Is
it cold there? Well
I hope you have a
great Christmas
love Lamartese, for
Christmas I wanta
PSP I would like
boxing gloves Last,
Blade Blade let it
rip.
Love, Lamartese

Dear Santa,
I really want a
bike with spinners.
I really want wii
it's a game sitm!
I really want som
more games.
Love, Xavier

Dear Santa,
I hope you come to
christmas because
it would no be a
christmas with out
you. All so how is
miss claus Doing?
Love, Chris B.

Dear Santa, I hope
you come by my
house on Christmas
night. I hope you
bring me a Xbox
360? Will you.
please bring me
Grand Theft Auto
the game. I want
a fishing rod. I
hope you make it to
everybody house.
Love, Logan-

Dear Santa,
I have not seen
you yet I only ceen
people dres up like
you. Tell Rudolph
I sed hi and all the
other reindeer.
For Christmas I
would like a psp, ds
and a playstation
please. To Santa
from Alec


Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clous
doing? You are
the best Santa
ever What are
you doing? I am
just writing you a
letter. I love you
Santa! You are a
good person Mary
Christmas. Santa I
want a PSP. Thats
what I want for
Christmas.
Sincerely, Jade
Catrett

Dear Santa,
I want an easybake,
a doll house, and I
want some heelys
and a Christmas
poster. I love you
Santa! You are the
best of the best!
I hope you have
a great day, and
I hope you have
a great Christma
Santa.
Sincerely, Ziya
Fedd


Dear Santa,
My name is Jacob.
I have been a
pretty good boy.
this year. How are
your
reindeer? Thank
you for giving us
presents last year.
I love you Santa
and
thank you for giving
the kids presents.
I would like a x-
box, trampoline,
commander bacara,
boba fett and a bb
gun.
I would also like a
power force.
I will leave you
some milk and
cookies. I hope you
have a safe sleigh
ride.
Merry Christmas!
Love,
Jacob Kennedy
Age 6


Reindeer Facts
While these animals may not be able to soar
through the skies (without the help of the jolly ,
fellow in red, that is), there are some interesting ,..
facts about reindeer to enjoy.
Reindeer reside in the Arctic north. They
can be found in North America, Asia and
Europe.
These animals are cousins of the caribou,
which are larger than reindeer.
Reindeer can pull a full sleigh at a speed of
12 to 15 miles per hour.
Reindeer and caribou are the only deer
where males, females, and calves produce ant-
lers. Like other deer, the antlers are shed each
year.
Reindeer hair is extremely dense so that
the animals can survive in the Arctic. This thick
coat allows the animals to lay on snow without
melting it and getting wet.
Large feet in relation to their body size
helps reindeer walk on snow.


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Dear Santa,
My name is Reid
Kennedy. I am 8
years old. How are
you? I hope you
and
everyone at the
North Pole are
doing well. I've
been a pretty good
boy this
year. What I
would like for
Christmas is a
Shack Ti please and
a Star Wars
Aalya Secura
figure please. A
Saesee Tiin please
and a star wars
AT-AT
Scout walker for
the real figures
please and a Star
Wars AT-T E Clone
coming
with 4 clone pilots
please. The last
thing I would like is
an Aniken
Skywalker hand
with the lightsaber
in it,
Merry' Christmas!!
Love,
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Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolf
play in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
'Rudolf with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!"
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O Christmas Tree

O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree!
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!
O Christmas free, 0 Christmas tree,
"; Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

For every year the Christmas tree,
Brings to us all both joy and glee.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
O Christmas tree, O0 Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!

Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Clement Clarke Moore
I 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I Irew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

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The First Noel
The first Noel, the angel did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as
they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel. Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

4 They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East, beyond them far;
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

And by the light of that same star,
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

This star drew night to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest;
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

Then entered in those wise men three,
Full reverently upon their knee;
And offered there in his presence,
P Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

Away in a Manger
Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet
head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down
where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
? ~I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the
sky,
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.


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How that in Bethlehem was born They beni
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All you within this place, And hear
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace; 0 ye, bene
this holy tide of Christmas Whose fo
Doth bring redeeming grace. Who toil
With pair
What Child Is This? Look now
What child is this, who, laid to rest, ome swt be
On Mary's lap is sleeping? Another
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping? For lo! the
This, this is Christ the King, For o! h
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: By proph
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Where ox and ass are feeding? And the v
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The silent Word is pleading.,
Santa
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Angels we have heard on high, He's maki
Singing sweetly through the night, He's check
And the mountains in reply gonna fin
Echoing their brave delight. Santa Cla
Gloria in excelsis Deo. He sees yc
Gloria in excelsis Deo. he knows
He knows
Shepherds, why thi jiibilCee"- so be goo
Why these songs of happy heerO
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Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord the new -boni King Little toy
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Gloria in excelsis Deo.
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night Clear
pon the midnight clear,
ious song of old,
gels bending near the earth
their harps of gold:
the earth, good will to men,
even's all-gracious King."
d in solemn stillness lay
he angels sing.

igh the cloven skies they come
ceful wings unfurled,
their heavenly music floats
e weary world;
sad and lowly plains
d on hovering wing,
o'er its Babel-sounds
ed angels sing.

:he woes of sin and strife
d has suffered long;
:he heavenly strain have rolled
sand years of wrong;
at war with man, hears not
gs which they bring;
he noise, ye men of strife,
the angels sing!

'ath life's crushing load,
rms are bending low,
along the climbing way
iful steps and slow,
! for glad and golden hours
iftly on the wing;
side the weary road
the angels sing!

e days are hastening on,
ets seen of old,
th the ever-circling years
ne the time foretold,
ace shall over all the earth
it splendors fling,
hole world give back the song
w the angels sing.

Claus Is
ng To Town
better watch out,
r not cry,
r not pout,
g you why:
us is coming to town!

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king it twice,
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when you're awake.
S 1hen 'You Ie been bCad or good,
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r not pout, I'm Telling you why.
us is coming to town.
horns, little toy drums.
t-toot and rummy turn turns.
us is coming to town.


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s, boats and Kiddie cars too.
us is coming to town.

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ajubilee.
onna build a toy land towni
d the Christmas tree.

better watch out, you better not

r not pout, I'm telling you why.
us is coming to town.


O Little Town of
Bethlehem
0 little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see the lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.

For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.

How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him, still
The dear Christ enters in.

Where children pure and happy
Pray to the blessed Child,
Where misery cries out to thee,
Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching
And faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks,
And Christmas comes once more.

O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
0 come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!

Silent Night
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Hea venfly hosts sing alleluia.
Christ the Savior, is born!
Christ the Savior, is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.


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Reds and greens to celebrate this very special
Christmas season with love and peace.

Merry Christmas and thank you for following my eyes.
Your encouragement blesses me each day of the year.
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NIE to the Rescue
Courtesy of Daine Goold, St Joseph News Press
It's another school year and all through the land,
Teachers are busy, creating engaging lesson plans.
With bulletin boards and markers and ideas galore,
They decorate their classrooms from ceiling to floor.
With No Child Left Behind, hanging over their heads,
They get the message from the office that all teachers
dread.
You'll have to cut out any extras, they hear,
We're out of money-FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR!

Oh no! They cried and began to plead,-
How will we pay for the things that we need?
How can we teach them reading & math,
Social studies, art, science & all that?
No new textbooks, fewer supplies, oh what will we do?
That's when I started calling on sponsors like you.
You see, we can offer them all that they need,.
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The newspaper can teach them reading & math,
Social studies, art, science, all of that,
Your part in this dilemma is simple as can be,
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