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69th Year, Number 50 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 30 Pages


October 4, 2007



Mayor Says No to Police Consolidation


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Between 80 and 90 people filled the
Senior Citizens' Center on Sept. 27 for Port
St. Joe's first town hall meeting under the
city's new mayor, Mel Magidson.
Magidson opened the meeting by
reminding the audience that one of his
campaign platforms had been to hold regular
public meetings, quarterly if possible.
He added that this'first one would deal
with the Port St. Joe Police Department and
garbage, "because I get more complaints on
these two issues than anything," he said. .
Magidson told the audience he wanted to
give citizens a chance to air their complaints
so the police department and the city's waste
management companies could "hear them
and fix them."
The third topic for the evening was
an additional public presentation of
the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA) redevelopment plan before city
commissioners vote on whether.to accept the
plan or not.
Right off the bat, city police officers heard
a blunt appraisal of people's perceptions of
the police department.
Most of the complaints from citizens
concerned the Driving Under the Influence
(DUI) checkpoints that the city police,' in
conjunction with county law enforcement,
periodically place around the city limits.
Dr. Dusty May, a Port St. Joe dentist,
talked about the economic impact of the
DUI checkpoints. He expressed his belief
that visitors would not come into the city for
dinner and a glass of wine or beer, then drive
home if they found out there was to be a DUI
roadblock that evening.
May said he did not blame the police, but
was "blaming the citizen leadership of the
police department," saying it was the citizen
leadership's responsibility to give the police
department guidance.
He added that residents were in favor
of drunk drivers being taken off the road,
but [DUI] checkpoints were "intimidating"
to citizens and affected tourism, which he
described as "the only thing we've got to sell
now."
City commissioner David Horton replied
that DUI checkpoints were one source of
grant money for the police department.
Retired police chief James Hersey, in
answer to a question, said the department
currently received' about $20,000 per year
from the DUI program grants, down from,
$40,000 to $50,000 in the past.
Sergeant Russell "Rusty" Burch, the
interim commanding officer. f the Police
Department, said the department was
required to hold six DUI checkpoints in,
order to receive grant money for 2007.
Magidson brought into question the usual
location of the checkpoints, which is on


U.S. 98 at Industrial Road, between the two
bridges at the west entrance to Port St. Joe.
Burch said certain criteria about
checkpoint locations had to be met, and
Magidson pointed out that it was "akin to
shooting fish in a barrel. People have the
right to turn around and not go through the
checkpoint," he said.
Burch distributed Florida Highway
Patrol information to city commissioners,
listing alcohol-related vehicle.crashes in Gulf
County for 2002 through 2006.
The statistics ranged from 20 to 24
during each of those five years, but upon
questioning, Burch admitted most of the
Gillf County crashes had occurred in the
north end of the count.


One of the issues about the checkpoints
seemed to be about the timing of the
roadblock, brought on by a spate of
complaints about a DUI checkpoint during
the 2007 August Scallop Festival.
Burch repeatedly told the commissioners
and the audience that he routinely distributed
surveys to drivers at checkpoints and rarely
received any back, nor did he receive any
complaints from people during or after
checkpoints.
Racial Bias
The discussion turned to the issue of
racial bias.
Local African-American contractor Jerry
Warren told Burch that with "lots of new faces
(See POLICE on Page 2A)


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Sgt. Rusty Burch and a row of Port St, Joe
police officers listen to citizens' comments about
people's perceptions of the city police depart-
ment during the first town hall meeting called
by Mayor Mel Magidson.


Cape Fire



a Close Call
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Residents and visitors on Cape San Blas
were up close and entirely too personal with
a large fire that raced across a portion of the
Cape Sunday.
According to Lanny Blair, fire chief
of the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department, the fire was reported about 3
p.m. E.T. Sunday, Sept. 30, and raged for
about 12 hours.
At noon Monday, members of the fire
department and Florida Division of Forestry
were still patrolling the burn area, putting out
hot spots and watching for flare-ups.
The.fire ranged from about a quarter mile
west of Salinas Park westward for almost a
ndle on the south side of S.R. 30-E.
"It started out small, but the wind caught
it and it became a big, big, hot fire,' Blair
said.
On Sunday and Monday area winds were
steady at about five to 15 miles per hour, with
gusts up to about 20 miles per hour.
At press time the cause of the fire
remains unknown. State fire investigators
were scheduled to arrive later in the week,
according to Blair.
The fire burned primarily within the
area between the primary dune and first tier
houses, but in many- spots engulfed the land
up to and between some first and second tier
homes.
One house was gutted, Blair said,
apparently when embers somehow entered
the structure, causing the house to burn from
the inside out.
Several other houses suffered damage to
siding and stairs, but no apparent structural
(See CAPE FIRE on Page 13A)


Protecting the Community

Gulf County Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Responders


T h i s is the next article in a series
profiling the, county's 11 volunteer fire,
departments, plus the department in Mexico
each, and the corresponding emergency
medical services (EMS), paramedics, first
responders; search and rescue and K9 units
that comprise this area's safety network.

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Willingness to Learn Forms Solid
Teamwork in South Gulf

All the hard work in the last three years
of the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department has paid off, multiple times.
Last Sunday was yet another example.
For about 12 hours Sunday, fire
departments from around the county joined
South Gulf to fight a large fire that threatened
several communities on the Cape.
It was a test of men, equipment and
training that the South Gulf firefighters had
trained and worked hard to meet.


Thins year (2007) is a lot different than
last year, when we had so many fires and
accidents," said Lanny Blair, fire chief for the
volunteer unit that serves Indian Pass, Cape'
San Bias and St. Joseph Peninsula. "Up until'
this fire, we've only had two or three other
major events this year."
Taking a look back to about 2003-04,
anyone can readily see just how far the South
Gulf volunteers have come.
"About three or four years ago,, we would
have one or two guys show up when we had
a fire or an emergen ," Blair said. "Now we
regularly have .half dozen guys. show up.
about anything.
"All in all, we've been real please with
the support from the community. It's come
a long way."

From the Inside Out
Some of the c anges are visible in the
firehouse, which sit on Cape San Bias Road
(S.R. 30-E), between the turnoff from S.R.
30-A and Salinas Par.
They recently purchased a new pumper


truck that required new doors to be installed
in the parking bay.
The new truck is almost 12 feet tall and
wider than the other trucks.'
"We had to get bigger, wider doors to the
fire house," Blair laughed. "We kept tearing
off the side view mirrors when we tried to
park the new truck."
But one of the biggest things South
Gulf has done this year, according to Blair,
is adding 11 first responder bags to their
equipment.
With nine of these bags placed in the fire
deployment area throughout South Gulf and
two on the trucks, "our first responders are
probably within five minutes of any event
we've had within our 15 to 20 mile field
radius," said Blair.
The fire house also now has several
"talking" defibrillators that.guide the user
through the process.
"Those first responder classes we took
with Shane [McGuffin, director of Gulf County
EMS] last year, and these defibrillators, I can't
say enough about them," Blair admitted.


Strength in Numbers
After 2006, when ,the South Gulf
(See SOUTH GULF on Page 13A)


Marie Logan/The Star
Hoses used during Sunday's fire on Cape
San Bias are sent through a hose washer,
attached to one of the trucks at South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Department.


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City

By Marie Logal
Star Staff Write

In a short
commission meeting
2, Port St. Joe city at
Russell Scholz annc
that the city had re
the deeds back from T
Joe Company for Fore
Cemetery.


Cemetery Rec

n The city had been commission meeting on Sept.
er waiting on the deeds, 18, in what he said could be
Scholz explained, to clear called "a comedy of errors,"
city up questions of the exact Scholz told commissioners
Oct., boundaries of the cemetery. that the original surveys
torney According to Scholz, and legal descriptions of the
,unced years ago The St. Joe actual cemetery land were
;ceived Company donated the wrong, that a second survey
rhe St. original land for the city- had to be conducted, and
;st Hill owned cemetery. that the deeds for the land
But at the last city were, at that time, with The


pens for Business


St. Joe Company.
Scholz said at the Sept.
18 meeting that he would
urge St. Joe to complete the
transaction and deliver the
deeds to the city.
During the more than
12 months it took for
the boundaries to be re-
established, the city would
not sell any burial plots,


to the consternation and
frustration of numerous
residents, especially those
wanting to bury loved'ones
in the cemetery.
In other business
conducted at the meeting:
Gail Alsobrook,
director of the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA) announced that the


PSJRA had won first place
in one of the divisions of
the Florida Redevelopment
Agencies annual state
competition.
The PSJRA won
first place in the cultural
enhancement division for its
banner program.


Police


From Page 2A


Warren told Burch that
with "lots of new faces in
the police department," the
new officers were "stopping
people going to the north
side of town," including his
white friends.
"This is 2007. I won't
put up with it," he said.
Local businessman Clay
Keels related an episode in


which a city police officer
in a patrol car followed him
extremely closely, stopping
behind Keels when Keels
pulled to the side of the
road to see why the officer
was tailgating him.
Keels told the gathering
that the officer asked where
he was going.
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that he could go where he
wanted, and the officer said
no, he could not, that "white
people are not allowed on
the north side" because, the
officer continued, they go
there to buy drugs.
Burch and Keels both
immediately pointed out
that Keels had come to
Burch and discussed the
incident, and Keels said he
"felt confident that it was
taken care of."
Magidson then told of
receiving complaints from
people being stopped in
their vehicles, the officers
asking if they could search
the cars, being told no by the
drivers, and then searching
the vehicles anyway.
Several suggestions
for the police department
emerged from the
discussion.
One was that DUI
checkpoints would be more
effective if they were held
in the very early morning
hours.
Another, offered by local
pastor Charles Gathers, was
that the police "handle their
job by crime, not by color"
[of the alleged perpetrators].
Several police officers
nodded their heads in
agreement.
"We've got to get out
of that North Port St. Joe
thing," Gathers said.
Greg Johnson, another
local businessman,
suggested that the perception


of some law enforcement
detentions out on the streets
seemed "a little extreme,"
referring to the number of
officers and vehicles from
several different agencies
that often congregated at a
single pullover.
"It looks like overkill,"
Johnson said, telling of
a tourist couple that saw
such action and asked if
the people being questioned
were "murderers."
Burch defended the
officers' actions, inviting
city commissioners to don
safety vests and accompany
police officers at the next
DUI checkpoint, asking
opinions of the drivers
passing through.
Johnson added that
"a lot of us in town are
trying to do business. It's
perception."
He reiterated his respect
for the 'police department
but said it "had to do with
marketing and business in
the community."
Other suggestions for
the city police included:
Waving to people as
they drove by;
* Have the city
commission set a policy
on how it wanted the
police department to act
and respond in certain
situations;
Aggressively recruit
minorities for the police
force and schedule regular
diversity training for the
department;
Attend school career
days and begin recruiting
from local youth;
Address the affordable


housing issue for new
officers, which would help
in diversifying the force.
Hersey suggested
restaurants, instead of
passing out breath mints
after a meal, distribute
inexpensive, small,
breathalizer tubes for
inebriation self-check
by departing restaurant
patrons.
Magidson said the city
'commission would look
at supplying the testers to
area restaurants, "courtesy
of the Port St. Joe Police
Department."
Consolidation?
At that point a citizen
said she did not want
to see the city police
department absorbed by
the county Sheriff's Office,
leading Burch to bluntly
ask Magidson if the rumor
about combining the two law
enforcement departments
was true.
"Nobody's suggested
we're going to do away with
the police department it's
a rumor," Magidson said,
though he admitted talking
to Gulf County Sheriff
Joe Nugent about the
possibility.
After requesting and
receiving a proposal from
Nugent, Magidson said the
Sheriff's Department offer
was unacceptable, but he
felt it was his duty as mayor
to explore the possibility.
With both active and
retired city police officers
filling the front row of
seats, Burch again asked
Magidson if the officers' jobs
were safe.


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Magidson replied
consolidation was a dead
issue.
Afterwards, Burch
said he asked the question
because he wanted to put
the rumor to rest, but added
that the city would again be
working more closely with
the Sheriff's Office, as it had
in the past.
Burch indicated the
two departments had grown
apart in the last few years.
He said the issue
of combining the two
departments had come up
about 10 years ago, when
Frank McKeithen was
sheriff of Gulf County, but
McKeithen decided against
the merger.
Redevelopment Plan
After about 90 minutes,
the discussion moved on to
the issue of the proposed
city redevelopment plan, at
which point all the police
and more than half of the
audience left the meeting.
Gall Alsobrook,
director of the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA), again introduced
the PSJRA redevelopment
plan. No one had any
questions, so the next.step,
according to Alsobrook,
will be for the city to decide
whether or not to accept the
plans.
At press time, the
question is whether North
Port St. Joe will remain in
the revised redevelopment
boundaries.
The original downtown
redevelopment boundaries
were expanded last fall
to include the historically
African-American section
of town, but a proposed
settlement agreement filed
by the city in federal court
may require the city to
return the boundaries to
their original downtown
area.
The issue of garbage,
which was discussed after
two hours, consisted mainly
of residents asking for
clarification on.exactly what
would or would notbe picked
up curbside, what size
garbage cans were required,
and what would happen if a
residence occasionally had
excess garbage that would
not fit into the regular can.


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Diverse Group of Educators Join Port St. Joe High School Faculty


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe High School
welcomed four new teachers
to its faculty this year, Kristal
Smallwood, Becky Fulcher,
Nathan McDonald and
Ginger Bernal.
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Smallwood and her
husband, Port St. Joe
native Clay Smallwood, Jr.,
returned to Port St. Joe to be
closer to their families.
Recognizing that success
in reading begins with a
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Kristal Smallwood teaches 9'h and 10'" grade reading and is


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Kristal Smallwood
Smallwood brings
enthusiasm to her role as
varsity cheerleading coach
and a commitment to literacy
in her work as the school's
9"' and 10"' grade reading
teacher.
Raised in Panama City,
Smallwood graduated from
Mosley High School and
earned a bachelor's degree
in English at Florida State
University in 2003.
Though she initially
pursued a degree in
education, a Gulf Coast
Community College
professor discouraged her
from teaching, citing "awful
politics, terrible pay and bad
kids."
Smallwood thought
she'd channel her English
education into a career
in public relations, but
ultimately realized that
teaching was her true
passion.
Now in her fifth year,
Smallwood previously
taught English and reading
at Bay High and Mosley High
schools in Panama City and
Frederick High School in
Maryland.


principal Duane McFarland
to a "Word of the Day"
program used at Mosley
High School.
Port St. Joe High School
adopted the program school-
wide. Studentsareintroduced
daily to Latinate words
such as "parsimonious"
and "loquacious," which
are frequently used on the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT).
Smallwood has observed
the students' attempts to
use the words in everyday
conversation, and believes
an expanded vocabulary
translates into enhanced
confidence.
"When they're able to use
those big words, they can go
home and say them to their
parents and they don't know
whether to punish them or
praise them," she laughed.
S Smallwood encourages
her students to forgo the use
of boring words like "nice,"
"good," and "big," in their
writing.
She has banished the
words to the "Graveyard of
Dead Words," a sprawling
bulletin board that suggests
more colorful and descriptive
alternatives.


' Instead of "sad,"
Smallwood's students write
"melancholy" or "mournful."
"I want them to use
million dollar words instead
of five cent words," she said.
Smallwood reads aloud
for 10 minutes daily and
requires her students to
write chapter summaries,
look up words they do not
know and ask questions
when they don't understand
a passage.
The classroom library
contains books favored by
young people and Smallwood
makes it her mission to
discover her students'
reading interests.
"The biggest thing is
to build up the confidence
first and get to know them
enough to find out what
they're interested in and put
that type of book in their
hands," she said. "If you
get them interested, they're
hooked for life."
A student who is not
engaged either acts out or falls
asleep, notes Smallwood,
and she's not content to let
either happen.
Though a professor's
discouraging remarks may
have derailed a less confident
individual, Smallwood
is thriving in her chosen
profession.
"You've just got to have
a sense of humor," she said,
noting a sign on her wall that
reads: Teaching: insanity
with a purpose.
"Kids will crack you up
if you let them. We have a
great time."

Becky Fulcher
A higher calling brought
Fulcher to Port St. Joe.
Fulcher's husband, Mac,
was assigned last year to
assume ministerial duties
at First United Methodist
Church.
Fulcher, a 19-year
teaching veteran, stayed
home for a year, but missed
her work in the classroom.
As she had so often in
her marriage, Fulcher began
scouring the job openings at
local schools.
With a degree in
elementary education
from Asbury College, she
previously taught grades K-6,
as well as art and remedial
reading.
At her former home in
Gulf Breeze, Fulcher worked
for the publishing company
Harcourt Achieve and
traveled all over the country


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to train teachers to use the
Saxon Math curriculum.
When Fulcher saw a
reading opening at the high
school, she was reminded of
something she'd noted during
her three-year stint with the
publishing company.
"I realized my favorite
group of teachers were high


school teachers," she said.
Fulcher now teaches
10'', 11"' and 12"' grade
reading.
This is her first time
working with teenagers
outside of her church's.youth
group, and she is enjoying
her students.
Fulcher's main challenge


will be convincing them
to share her passion for.
reading.
"I love teaching kids to
read. I want to teach them
how to love books," said
Fulcher.
"For some reason, kids

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We'll Let You Know


Last week provided another example of that bit
of DNA that seems to be part of local government -
the-need-to-know chromosome.
For the record, filings have been submitted to a
federal court judge that would settle the civil rights
lawsuit filed against Port St. 'Joe.
Even though they had plenty of chances to lay
out the strategy to their clients after all, taxpay-
ers are footing the legal bills during a town hall
meeting last week city officials chose to play dodge
ball.
In response to several questions about a possi-
ble settlement, as reported in this paper last week,
the answers ranged from no comment to the law-
suit remains alive to the judge has the final say.
All statements were technically correct; all
statements left gaping blanks behind.
Nothing about the fact that nearly a week
before, Friday, Sept. 21, the city's Panama City
attorney had indeed filed with a federal court
judge a document entitled "Defendants' Notice of
Settlement Agreement."
Nothing about how that agreement at its core
would mean redrawing the boundaries of the
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency back to what
the lines were when the organization was the
Downtown Redevelopment Agency.
Nothing about the nuances of the settlement
agreement, a typed document reflecting an agree-
ment written in hand by the litigants' attorney,
that could be, in legalese, fairly characterized as
an attempt to compel, or force, a settlement with
which the litigants were not in agreement.
Five of the 13 original litigants initially signed
the agreement, two more later adding their sig-
natures for the required majority spelled out in
negotiations.
However, the latter two litigants crossed off
their signatures on the documents filed with the
court.
And the five original signatories submitted to
the court, under seal, letters dated the day after
the Sept. 18 signing in such cases litigants, by
rule, have 72 hours to file reservations or dissent
to any settlement urging the judge not to accept
the settlement.
While filing those letters, the litigants' attorney,
Carolyn Chapman, also filed a motion to withdraw
from the case.
For Chapman to subsequently offer up, when
contacted by the newspaper, that the lawsuit had
been settled which, as with the statements of city
officials, could be limitedly characterized as accu-
rate given the city's filing of the prior week was
ultimately a disservice to the community and the
litigants.
In turn, though, a town meeting would seem an
appropriate setting to begin to repair, to lay this all
out for concerned citizens.
Residents have a right, a responsibility, to
question government. Elected officials, in turn,
have a responsibility to inform their constituents
on issues raised during that meeting.
In the case of the lawsuit, they whiffed. The.
approach was need-to-know. Residents sought,
and deserved, to know everything.
A similar approach was taken involving the
other big issue during the town hall meeting the


proposed consolidation of city's police department
into the sheriff's office.
This was the worst kept secret in the com-
munity.
The sheriff had given a full update on talks
on the matter to the County Commission the prior
week. He was on a Panama City television station
discussing the subject at the same time the town
hall meeting was taking place.
An e-mail blast went out to many residents
the morning of the meeting and city police officers
occupied the front row of the meeting.
Yet, at least one commissioner was unaware
the topic was on the table until receiving a meeting
packet book.
And when the subject came up, it was taken off
the table just as swiftly, with little more than a note
that the proposal from the sheriff's office was not
in the city's interest.
Transparency in government, the Sunshine
Laws, "public" service, this is what residents and
voters desire from government.
City residents received little last week in a set-
ting that called out for much more.


Reap What You Sow

Taxpayers are being offered a daily under-
standing of how carelessly county commissioners
look after their money at the courthouse in Port
St. Joe arid the storm shelter in Honeyville.
Commissioners can act tough, all they wish
right now as the contractor which is doing both
jobs submits requests for time extensions and
change orders increasing the costs to taxpayers
- the county and municipalities should stop refer-
ring to grants as if they come from benevolent folks
on Mars.
But commissioners made this bed.
Taxpayers should remember as they listen to
the tough talk that commissioners went outside
their own sealed bid rules when awarding the
courthouse contract, applying the concept of "local
preference" as if playing a game of Twister.
They altered the scope after opening the bids,
talked turkey with the contractor who happened to
be in attendance and awarded the bid, just not to
the lowest bidder for the specs advertised.
It is a similar process to tossing out bids
because they are too high and turning around and
awarding a building contract at a higher price,
which is precisely what happened a few months
ago.
Or, as one commissioner has done, use road
dollars, which taxpayers actually their children if
they can still afford the place when they are grown
will be paying for well into the future, to pave
a road on which there are less than a handful of
residents.
In light of just these few instances and those
who think these are isolated incidents raise your
hand a fair thing to wonder is where is State
Attorney Steve Meadows and the grand jury?
Against the backdrop of what is happening
in the county, withholding of documents and the
questionable spending of around $4,000 by a sher-
iff seems like small potatoes.


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Outstanding Warrants


I'm headed off to the hoose-
gow.
I received my warrant in the
mail last week, charging me with
"Known to Support Youth in Port
St. Joe."
I have no choice but to plead
u-iltv and try
~_1 mnlet my
-1ai- of 100
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bracelh:-ts are
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31 where, the
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Tim Croft Chances
Star News are, dear read-
Editor er, you are
also one of the
usual suspects
because hundreds of warrants
went out in the mail last week, all
listing the same charge and setting
the same level of bail.
Produce the bail or it is off to
jail.
The jail that will be erected at
the end of Reid Avenue, near Port
St. Joe City Hall, but at least those
arresting "officers" will be provid-
ing us with a diet of bread and
water so at least hunger won't be
an issue.
Unless, of course, any suspects
are on a low-carbohydrate diet, in
which case Oct. 31 provides anoth-
er reason to lose a pound or two.
The warrants were mailed out
last week because of the approach
of Halloween and how that day
of costumes and trick and treats
has become the day for the biggest
fund-raiser of the year for Project
Graduation.
Project Graduation is a not for
safety, of ensuring that those who
walked the stage and received their
sheepskins don't actually end up in
jail or injured or dead on a road-
way somewhere.
It is a night that caps off a
senior year of celebration with a
bit of old-fashioned fun that the
students, those who earned those
diplomas, have a significant say
about.
As Nancy Burgess, one of those
hardy volunteers helping to make
Project Graduation a reality, said
last week the students are already
being surveyed about what kind of
night they'd like to have.
What music would put the rad'


in graduation night, what movies
would the students want to see,
what games would they like to play
and, most of all, what sort of prizes
would make for more spirited com-
petition.
"Project Graduation is huge,
they really make it fun for the stu-
defts," Burgess said.
But, Burgess noted, the night
after graduation represents anoth-
er milestone toward adulthood,
another capstone toward the real
world for many of these students.
The games, the music, the
entertainment, the prizes, that all
seems secondary. The reason is
reflected in the fact that Project
Graduation has typically over the
past few years attracted 97-98 per-
cent of the graduating seniors.
They don't mind being locked
in at the school for the night, don't
miss the vices that could await
them on that special night, that has
awaited generations before them
on the biggest night of high school.
"They look at it as their best
chance to be together and it prob-
ably is," Burgess said, adding that
after graduation night most of the
students will be heading down dif-
ferent paths to college or the work-
force.
"They really enjoy it."
That's the point, to make grad-
uation a night of enjoyment not
tragedy or life-_ltering mistakes.
The entire concept is aimed
at providing high school graduates
with a safe, alcohol and drug-free
environment in which to celebrate
their accomplishments.
There is too much research
that shows that graduation and
prom are two of the most danger-
ous nights of the year for a high
school senior. Graduating seniors
are at the highest risk of auto acci-
dents on graduation night.
For crying out loud, observe
the end of the school day and the
NASCAR race out of the parking lot
to gain some idea how the celebra-
tion of graduation can, in too many
circumstances, ruin or end lives.
Project Graduation evolved to
address that problem, for a com-
munity to take one last night to
wrap their arms snuggly around its
young to ensure they are safe.
As for the hoosegow, that can
be a painful place, particularly if
you can't locate a family member or
fellow employee at the office willing

(See KLATTERING on Page 5A)


We Should Have Painted Mary E.!


Those county fair people used
to "take" us every year. I admired
them so much. And I had a strong
hankering to run away with the car-
nival each time they "set up" in our
little county. I could have operated
the Ferris wheel or put those unsus-
pecting souls on the Octopus or
handed out the rifles with the "just
slightly altered" sights.. I wouldn't
have swallowed the sword, guessed
nobody's weight or put on them tight
pants and hopped across the stage
in the "Dance of the Seven Veils"..
They came the first of October.
How smart is that! Cotton was "in"
and folks had what little spend-
ing money they were going to have
'for the year. The Baptist held their
revival at about the same time..for
about the same reason!
I can remember Mom taking us
when we were very young. She'd give
us two dollars to "spend any way
we like". It would take about twenty
minutes for them to get all my
money! I'd have a couple of hot dogs,
some cotton candy, a Dr. Pepper and
several rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl.
Plus, I'd pick up a duck, toss a few
pennies at those crystal saucers and
try my hand at the softball throw.
All I'd have to show for my short
"spree" would be a Chinese handcuff
from the duck game and a belly ache


the size of the Fat Lady's
tent!
I'd spend the rest
of the evening walking
around and marveling at / '
all the sights and sounds
and wondering if it was
me or the Scrambler that
seemed to be spinning out
of control. It wasn't a real
fair if I didn't throw up
two or three times!
Come the next
October we'd do it all over again!
The fair was held in the county
seat some eleven miles from our
house. I remember riding over one
year with Graylene Lemonds and
Dennis Coleman in the back of Aunt
Opal's pick-up truck. We sang and
laughed all the way over...I ate till I
hurt, I rode every ride, I attempted
to climb the greased pole, I got run
over in the cow milking contest, me
and Yogi got in a fight with some of
them Huntingdon High guys and, on
the ride back, I threw-up six times
between the Tank Range Road and
Eddie Carden's house. And some-
where along the way I looked up at
Graylene and whispered, I've got to
figure a way to get my nbney back
from these carnival guys.
We were still discussing the
"flashing lights of the pnidway" the


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next day when Yogi allowed that
they were giving twenty-five dollars
for the winner of the biggest hog
contest. Motors started turning in
my head! We'd been going over there
for ten or twelve years. "Hey guys,
we win this thing--that would just
about put me even!"
"Kes, hold on a second," here's a
twist, Buddy Wiggleton'was attempt-
ing to be a voice, of reason, "ain't
none of us got a hog that could come
close to winning that thing!"
Silence resounded through the
study hall as we mulled over the
possibilities.
"Maybe," Jim Bob Harris leaned
forward, "We could paint Mary E.
Pendleton a dark brown and slip her
into the contest."
Yogi broke another prolonged
silence, "Mary E. would win it for


sure, but we ain't got that much
paint! Besides, she'd want a cut of
the winnings. And she'd cough or
get tickled right in the middle of the
review and give us away."
"Big Albert is the one we need."
We all nodded silently. Albert
belonged to Morton Bressler. He
had a hog farm out past the milling
company. Albert was a Hampshire, I
think. I know he was big. Mr. Bessler
was pretty much all- business. He
wasn't about to load up his prize hog
and tote him off to some "circus". "I
reckon," Buddy drawled, "we'll have
to do it for him."
Transportation was a slight
drawback. None of us were old
enough to drive. Jim Bob's Uncle
Lerton had an old Dodge pick-up
and he was a pretty good sport.
And it wasn't but eleven miles to
Huntingdon. "The real problem is
how we're going to load a 700 pound
hog who may not want to get into the
back of the truck, in broad daylight,
without Mr. Bressler seeing us." Yogi
had a real knack for cutting right to
the chase. "And Albert has that big
white spot over his left ear. Everyone
in the county will know it's him."
"Not if we paint over it." I can't
remember now if it was me or Jim
Bob that suggested the paint job. I
think it was him...


The judging didn't start until
Saturday afternoon. We had two
days to "make ready!" We were sit-
ting in the milling company park-
ing lot when Mr. and Mrs. Bressler
turned out of the driveway on their
usual Saturday morning trip to town.
Jim Bob lurched that big Dodge up
beside the hog lot as we prepared to
"cross the Rubicon."
Albert was easy to spot. He just
didn't want to move---until Buddy
hit him once with the electric cattle
proud we'd "borrowed" from the Tri-
County Stockyard. Folks, that 700
pound monster leaped into the air!
He went flying up that loading chute
and near 'bout took the cab off that
old pick-up! I wasn't so sure if we
had the hog..or the hog had us! Jim
Bob took off toward Huntingdon
with me and Yogi hanging on to the
side rails in the back, trying to swipe
some black paint over that identify-
ing spot behind Albert's ear.
It cost two dollars and a half to
register an entrant in the contest.
We had to pool everything we had to
cover it! And when the official asked
the name of "our" contestant, Yogi
quickly answered "Mary E.".
I just shook my head and went
to look over the competition. We
really had this thing in the bag! We
wouldn't have to use the lead weights
and B-Bs we'd brought along just
in case Albert needed some extra
pounds before the weigh-in.
The rain started just as they
paraded the hogs into the arena. Our
recently applied paint immediately
headed south! And to make matters
worse the first person in line to view
the contestants was Mr. Bressler! I
turned around to ask what in the
world do we do now----Buddy, Yogi
and Jim Bob were long gone!
The carnival people got me
- again..

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Is this how we
conserve energy?


Dear Editor:

I believe it was 1996
when Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, Inc. made such
a fuss about losing money.
They stated the loss was
due to people who owned
mobile homes, vacation
homes, hunting and fishing
camps, or just a weekend
home. These part-timers
ran the cost of delivering
electricity up for everyone in
the county because of their


small usage, so it was said.
It was stated that because of
these small usages that the
customer would take many
years to pay back the cost of
poles, wire, meters and so
on that is required to deliver
electricity.
If Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, Inc. could just
add a small user charge to
the monthly bills and reduce
the kilowatt hour rate for
everyone who used over
1000 kilowatt hours, only
these small users would
be affected and we, the full
time residents, would be


okay. With this new User
Free (Facilities Charge), Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative,
Inc. would be able to pay for
all the poles and wire and-
meters necessary to deliver
the electricity to us.
Now the Facilities Charge
(user charge) has increased
almost 100 percent, from
$10.00 to $19.45. Of course
the company is going to
reduce the kilowatt hour rate
for those who use over 1500
kilowatt hours. I don't think
this is most of us; most of
us stay under this 1500 kwh
limit except during the real


hot months. My bills for the
past year have been:
August 2007 1403 kwh
July 2007 1052 kwh
June 2007 950 kwh
May 2007 702 kwh
April 2007 702 kwh
March 2007 1052 kwh
February 2007 1052
kwh
January 2007 702 kwh
December 2006 702
kwh
November 2006 702
kwh
October 2006 1052 kwh
September 2006 1200
kwh

Not one month did I get
to the 1500 kwh rate. I live
on a fixed income and am
concerned with how much
power I use. There are times
when it is hot outside, but I
feel okay if I open the house
up and let the breeze blow
through, using ceiling fans


instead of air conditioning
to keep the bill down. I
built my house to be energy
efficient and had to submit
my building plans to the
Cooperative. I had to have
one of their people come out
and tell me the extra things
to do to keep my electric bill
down. I spent all the extra
money needed on everything
they requested to conserve
energy, extra insulation,
caulking, vapor barriers,
and much more. I feel I have
a very energy efficient home,
but will I get a break now?
If I put in a pool with lots
of pumps and a whirlpool
with heaters and pumps,
and just suck on the power
line real hard, then I will get
a break on my bill. Oh, now I
understand. You see, I would
be Conserving Energy.
Note: I have paid $3.40
per month for years for my
meter treater. I wonder if it


is paid for yet.

Tim Stein
Wewahitchka

Where are the trees?

Dear Editor:

As you know, the palm
trees have been removed
from Reid Ave.
Do you know-they were
removed at night, piled up
near City Hall, and were still
there in the hot sun to die on
Sunday, September 30. This
is a disgrace-letting living.
palms valued at $300 each
die due to stupidity!
Are they going to the
dump? I hope not!

Sincerely,
Marjorie Parker
Port St. Joe


Boyd Bipartisanship Equals Progress


WASHINGTON, D.C.-
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) has joined
27 other House members
in unveiling a "Bipartisan
Compact on Iraq Debate,"


which calls for an end to the
political infighting that has
stymied congressional debate
on the situation in Iraq. The
group of 14 Democrats and
14 Republicans issued a set


of eight guiding principles
designed to refocus attention
on areas of common ground
where lawmakers can work
together to achieve progress
in Iraq and push the


I B GilAl


Reid Avenue may look
a little bare this week. The
old landscaping has been
removed. That is good news
for the St. Joseph Buffer
Preserve and the City of Port
SSt. Joe, who are sharing the
removed plants and trees.
Before the new trees and
groundcover are in place,
there is more work to do.
This week, new top soil is
being laid, and the irrigation
is being converted to a more
economical drip system. By
the end of the week, you will
begin to see the new plants
and trees: 3 additional Crepe
Myrtle, 13 Highrise Live Oak,
16 Allee Elm, 928 Hallmark
Bulbine, 111 Lantana, 267
Indian Hawthorne and 204
Asiatic Jasmine. Because
so many of you have asked
...these tree roots are
engineered to NOT disrupt
sidewalks and streets! The
trees will provide beauty,
grace and shade.
By the next week, all will
be complete and spruced up
in time for the Homecoming
Parade! Again, the PSJRA
(with the gracious help of the
City) will put our purple and
gold bows up and down Reid
Avenue to support Port St.
Joe High School and to add
to the festivities.
A few have called to
express regret over the
change in scenery. Please
understand that this
decision was a result of a



Klatterin
to assist us suspects on our
bail requirements.
As with any event of this
magnitude, and, for that
matter, level of fun, money,
cash dollars, are needed.
This is why the warrants
went out to hundreds of folks
around town, assessing fines
and providing deadlines to
avoid the handcuffs.
Donations to Project
Graduation labeled, in this
case, as bail are entirely tax
deductible and can be paid
prior to Oct. 31 to avoid the
handcuffs and prison garb
while working the phones for
bail money.
Send your donation to
Project Graduation 2008,
PO. Box 485, Port St. Joe,


lengthy process that involved
the recommendations of
landscape architects, urban
planners, small-cityplanners,
community consensus and a
survey of businesses on Reid
Avenue. The community told
us to "upgrade streetscape
on Reid Avenue" and to
"increase pedestrian traffic
on Reid Avenue." Shade trees
are an important element of
success on Reid Avenue. We
know change is never easy...
let's give it some time and
see how it works out. We do
appreciate the time each of
you take in both the planning
and in your comments-both
positive and otherwise!
Mark your calendars for
.Rick Segel on October 17.
Rick is a marketing expert
for humungous companies
such as Staples but has his
roots in a once-small retail
store in a struggling business
district in New England. His
particular business thrived
when many others in the
same location did not. He
understand it all, and he is
bringing it to us! We will be
providing fliers this week with
all the details, and this is free
of charge to redevelopment
area businesses!
The topic for the
seminar is "How To Drive
Customers Through the
Front Door...The Secrets
of Visual Merchandising."
Did you know it takes 0.33
seconds to recognize a sign?


That photos create 300%
more recall? That-graphics
,are more powerful than non-
graphics? And how does the
shopping public respond to
handwritten signs? Rick will
tell you all this and so much
more:
What are storefronts
supposed to do?
What are the things
that would turn you off and
prevent you from going, into
a store?
What makes a storefront
exciting that would make you
want to go in?
What are the visual
elements of a storefront?
What are the most
important facts about
signage?
Remember, the facade
grant program will be made
available as soon as the
Design Guidelines document
is approved by the city.
Attend this seminar and
find out how to maximize
the appeal of your business
from the outside in.
If you would like to
become more involved in the
PSJRA, please attend either
of our two monthly meetings:
the Advisory Committee
meeting on Thursday,
October 4 at 5:30 at the
Fire Station, and the regular
Board of Directors meeting
on Thursday, October 11 at
5 PM at City Hall.


- From Page 4A


32457. If you know some-
body you think warrants a
warrant, contact Burgess at
227-3636 or Ms. Rhonda
at the high school at 229-
8251.
"This is our biggest fund-
raiser of the year," Burgess
said. "And will provide (the
"prisoners") with bread and
water. We want to make it as
fun as possible."
Who will be enjoying the
fun, and who will be the
object of the entertainment,
is a choice for those who
have received, or will receive,
their warrants.
Anybody who wishes
can come by the "jail" site.on
Reid Avenue between 3-6:30
p.m. on Oct. 31, if only to


taunt and take pictures of
those under "arrest."
You'll likely find me
there. My co-workers will
take too much delight in see-
ing me in handcuffs to bail
me out and besides, stripes
make one appear thinner, or
so I've been told, so I'll look
on the. afternoon as a ses-
sion at Weight Watchers.
Most of all, however, I
don't want to be placed in
a position of writing in this
newspaper about one of our
graduating seniors becom-
ing a statistic on graduation
night.
n The bread and water,
thy jail stripes and the $100
seem a small price to avoid
that.


Administration to redefine
our mission in Iraq.
"Bipartisanship equals
progress, and it's high time
that the folks in Washington
stop the partisan bickering
and work together to achieve
progress in Iraq and bring
our troops home," said
Congressman Boyd. "We
will only be able to fix the
situation in Iraq if we find
areas in which we can agree
and work together."
"The Administration
must develop a new,
redefined mission regarding
our involvement and long
term interests in the region,"
Boyd continued. "Also, our
leaders in Congress on both
sides of the aisle must work
together to put an end to the
political infighting over the
war in Iraq and unite behind
a bipartisan strategy that
presses the Administration
to turn control over to the
Iraqis and bring our troops
home."
The principles outlined
below in the first-of-its-
kind bipartisan compact
were delivered to the House
Leadership on September
25, 2007. The text of the
principles is as follows:


We agree that the U.S.
Congress must end the
political in-fighting over the
conflict in Iraq and commit
immediately to a truly
bipartisan dialogue on the
issues we are facing..
We agree that efforts to
eliminate funding for U.S.
forces engaged in combat
and in harm's way in Iraq
would put at risk the safety
and security of our service
members.
We agree that there
must be a clearly defined
and measurable mission
for our continued military
involvement in Iraq. This
mission must be further and
continually defined so that
the military and the country
are aware of the end goal of
our mission in Iraq and what
progress toward that goal is
being achieved.
We agree that the
Government of Iraq must
now be responsible for
Iraq's future course. The
Government must continue
to make progress on the
legislative benchmarks
outlined in Section 1314
of the recent Supplemental
Appropriations Act (PL110-
28).


We agree that it is
critical for members of
the U.S. Armed Forces,
including members of the
reserve components, to
have adequate rest and
recuperation periods
between deployments.
We agree that a safe and
responsible redeployment of
U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq,
based on recommendations
from our military and foreign
policy leaders, is necessary
to transition the combat
mission over to the Iraqi
forces.
We agree that the
continued military mission
of U.S. combat forces must
lead to a timely transition to
conducting counterterrorism
operations, protecting
the U.S. Armed Forces,
supporting and equipping
Iraqi forces to take full
responsibility for their own
security, assisting refugees,
and preventing genocide.
We agree that U.S.
diplomatic efforts should
continue to be improved
and that the U.S. State
Department must engage in
robust diplomacy with Iraq's
-neighbors in the Middle East
to address the Iraq conflict.


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have gotten away from the
love of reading and it's just
because they haven't found
the book they like yet."
Fulcher reads aloud
to her students daily and
assigns them "quick writes,"
where they record their
thoughts on classroom
poems and novels.
When students have
read a book they particularly
enjoyed, they sit in a green
director's chair called the
"Share Chair," and recount
the highlights to their
classmates.
Students also take
vocabulary tests weekly and
go to the computer lab twice
a week to use the Teen Biz
program, which improves
reading, comprehension and
math skills.
In the near future,
Fulcher plans to involve her
students in literary circles
organized around a single
topic.
During a unit on the
Holocaust, for example,
a small group of students
might read The Diary of
Anne Frank, while another
reads a different historical
account on the subject.
Atthe end of the unit, the
groups would come together
to share what they've learned
with one another.
Fulcher would
also love to take her
students to productions


11'" and 12'" grade reading.
of important works like
To Kill a Mockingbird or
to the Montgomery, Ala.
Shakespeare Festival, but
notes that funding would be
an issue.
For now, Fulcher is
enjoying teaching a group of
fresh faces in a city she and
her husband would be glad
to call home permanently.
"We'd love to retire here,"
said Fulcher. "We're thrilled
to be here."

Nathan McDonald
As someone with an
interest in coaching sports,
McDonald had his eye on
Port St. Joe for some time.
"I really wanted to coach
soccer and I was paying
attention to this area and
how successful the sports
programs," he said.
When soccer coach
Dr. Tom Curry's son,
Jimmy, graduated last year,
McDonald saw the opening
he'd been waiting for.
"I knew there needed to
be a soccer coach that was
within the school system,"
he said.
McDonald was hired to
coach boys and girls soccer
and junior varsity baseball.
He will also serve as the
assistant varsity baseball
coach.
In addition to his
coaching duties, McDonald
teaches ninth through 12"'


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He team-teaches reading and
English with fellow new hires
Smallwood and Fulcher.
McDonald, who is
from Marianna, earned
his bachelor's degree in
recreation at the University
of Florida.
After working a year
for the YMCA after college,
McDonald returned to school
to take education classes
and earned his teaching
certificate.
He previously taught
special education at Sneads
High School for two years and
Kindergarten through second
grade physical education at
Golsen Elementary School
in Marianna for two years.
He has also coached
football, baseball and soccer
at several different schools,
including Chipola College.
McDonald takes a real-
life approach to teaching and
tries to prepare his students
for life after graduation.
"I enjoy just .teaching
the real life situations and
teaching a lot about life
and different situations that
might come about," said
McDonald.
Teaching students how
to handle adversity ranks
high among McDonald's
goals.
He diffuses conflicts by
talking students through
their anger and tries to
avoid banishing them to the
principal's office.
"I don't like having to
send kids out," he said.
Mcbonald hopes to
mold his students into
well-rounded individuals,
saying he strives "to make
them better people all the
way around-academically,
personally, at school, away
from school."

Ginger Bernal
Bernal took an
interesting side road on
her path to becoming the
high school's new guidance
counselor..
The Port St. Joe native
earned a bachelor's degree in
criminology and underwater
crime scene investigation
from Florida State University
before deciding that being an
underwater sleuth was not
her calling.


with students," she said.
Each day brings a new
challenge, and Bernal has
learned how to multitask
and remain flexible.
"In high school, you fly
by the seat of your pants,"
said Bernal, who maintains
an open-door policy.
When she's not talking
students through personal
crises, she's arranging
meetings with teachers,
parents and students, where
she serves as both mediator


and advocate.
Though the counseling
aspect of her job comes
naturally, Bernal has had
to acquaint herself with
scholarships and college
applications.
She thanks guidance
employee Stephanie
Newsome for teaching her
the essentials.
During the course of the
school year, Bernal will meet
with each senior individually
to discuss career and college
options.
She recently gave
scholarship presentations
to all senior English classes,
and plans her first senior
scholarship meeting for all
seniors and their parents on
October 9 at 6 p.m. in the
high school cafeteria.
Additional senior
scholarship meetings have
been planned for January
and April.
Bernal has also
volunteered to be the National
Honor Society sponsor, and
has in mind several school
improvement projects that
will help members fulfill
their community service
requirements.
Bernal's goal for thi,
year is to increase parent
involvement and establish a
positive relationship with the
community.
"I'd like for everyone to
get to know me because I'm
new on the block," she said.



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"I always knew I wanted
to be in a helping profession,"
noted Bernal. "At the time
when I first started college,
-I didn't know exactly what
I wanted to do. When I got
older and got some more
experience, counseling
was my niche, where I felt
comfortable." -
Bernal earned a master's
degree in counseling
and psychology with, a
specialization in clinical
mental health from Troy
State University.
She is currently pursuing
her professional certification
from the Department of
Education and a state license
as a registered mental health
counselor intern.
She sums up her
workload with two words:
"I'm busy."
Before returning to Port
St. Joe with her husband,
Bernal worked for Anchorage
Children's Home in Panama
City, where she began as
a family counselor and
became the manager of three
outreach programs.
Bernal said her years in
the mental health profession
helped prepare her for
her new role as guidance
counselor.
"My point of view on life
is that everything happens for
a reason. One thing prepares
you for the next thing that's
going to happen, and I felt
prepared when I came here.
I stepped right into working


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Whatever aesthetics
were lacking at Shark Field
on Friday night were more
than compensated for Port
St. Joe by the number one.
The Sharks ran with
authority and played stingy
defense when it most
counted and avoided a goose
egg for September and stood
undefeated in District 1-1A
after a 20-17 victory over
visiting West Gadsden.
Port St. Joe (1,2
overall, 1-0 in the district)
dominated the first half, but
made enough mistakes in the
second 24 minutes to let the
Panthers (1-4, 1-1) back in
the game before making the


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defensive stop that decided
the outcome by a matter of
inches.
The Sharks could take
heart in the glimpses of
what could be Chaz Byrd
pounded out 122 yards on
26 carries and Darrell Smith
had 180 total yards as Port
St. Joe rolled to a season-
high 365 yards.
But injuries, particularly
in the backfield, mental
lapses, two critical fumbles
and 80 yards of penalties
were sobering reminders
there is still left if another
playoff run is in the offing.
"We really played well in
the first half," said Port St.
Joe coach John Palmer. "In
third quarter we had some
penalties and mistakes and


they seemed to feed off of
that.
"We are a little dinged
up in the backfield and that
hurts, but if we get them
healthy we will be tough to
beat. At this point we have to
just take them one at a time.
We are 1-0 in the district,
that's what counts."
The first half was all
Sharks after West Gadsden
jumped on top early after
Anthony Hubert scooped
up a fumble, the product
of a botched handoff, and
rumbled 14 yards to the end
zone.
Dustin. Chason's extra
point made it 7-0.
Port St. Joe would not
allow any offensive points
in the opening half while
holding the Panthers to 111
yards and proceeded to
pound the ball right at West
Gadsden.
The Sharks answered
Hubert's touchdown by
marching 69 yards on nine
plays, Byrd carrying the
ball on all but one play and
plunging over the from the
Panther 1 for the touchdown
to cap the drive.
Philip Fiize's extra point
made it 7-7.
Byrd made the Panthers
pay for a short punt on their
side of the field when the
Shark senior bolted through
a gaping hole in the middle
on a trap play, slipped two
tacklers and dashed 45
yards to pay dirt.
Fuze again added the
extra point and Port St. Joe


was ahead to stay 14-7.
After stopping the
Panthers on the ensuing
drive, the Sharks ripped off
another sustained march,
this one covering 72 yards
in six plays, freshman Calvin
Pryor sprinting around left
end and down the sidelines
for a 25-yard touchdown.
The drive was keyed by
a 30-yard meandering run
by Smith (84 receiving yards
on four catches, 96 rushing
yards on nine carries)
through the Panther defense,
taking the ball to the Panther
25.
Fuze was wide with the
extra point and Port St. Joe
went into intermission with
a 20-7 lead.
Port St. Joe failed to
sustain any offense in the
third quarter,' which was
characterized for the Sharks
by a Fuze missed field goal
from 27 yards after a bad
snap and the Panthers
suddenly came to life.
They marched from
their 20 to the Port St. Joe
13 where Chason nailed a
20-yard field goal.
After West Gadsden
forced the Sharks to go
three-and-out on the ensuing
possession, and taking
,over at the Port St. Joe 38,
quarterback Antonio Bostick
(7 for 12 for 153 yaids) hui
running back Leroy Smil h n
the flat.
Smith slipped a tackle
and went untouched the rest
of the way down the right
sidelines and Chason pulled


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the Panthers to 20-17.
West Gadsden had one
last shot in -the final two
minutes, going for it on
fourth-and-inches from its
40, but the Sharks stopped
fullback Chris Williams
inches from the first down,
setting off a celebration.
As well as a bit of
chippiness that had the
coaches separating players
after the final gun,
"No comment," was all
West Gadsden coach Robert
Jackson had to .say as he
ushered his team together.

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Port St. Joe- 71300 20
First quarter
WG Hubert 14 fumble
return (Chason kick)
PSJ Byrd 1 run (Fuze


kick)
Second quarter
PSJ Byrd 45 run (Fuze
kick)
PSJ Pryor 25 run (kick
failed)
Fourth quarter
WG FG. Chason 20
WG Smith 38 pass
from Bostick (Chason kick)

Put in box Players of
the Week were, on defense,
Shane Duty (No. 57), a
junior defensive end who
had seven solo tackles, 12
assists and two tackles
for loss. On offense, Chaz
Byrd, a sophomore fullback,
had 122 yards and two
touchdowns on 26 carries.


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fishing experience, and the
chance to witness the largest
catch of the day at weigh-ins,
taking place from 3-6 p.m.
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The event will be open to the
public with no admission
fee.
"RiverCampsonCrooked
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for the second year. This year
will be a public event, and
we look forward to success
for the anglers, RiverCamps,
and The St. Joe Community
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to showcase RiverCamps on
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believe many will be amazed
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To qualify for the
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regional divisions. The first
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anchor,. Minn Kota trolling
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to venture out and participate
in a community event with
family and friends. Food and
beverages will be available
and donations will be
accepted to benefit The St.
Joe Community Foundation,
Inc.
About RiverCamps on
Crooked Creek
RiverCamps on Crooked
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views of surrounding
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Inc.
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was founded by The St.
Joe Company, a long-time
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Any apparent
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jerseys as the Bull
by the Gators on Fr
Playing for the
in three weeks, the
ran out to a 34-poir
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outstanding defense


Iner Liberty County coach
newspapers Grant Grantham was
concerned about how his team
rust on would perform, especially
quickly since the Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0)
:wahitchka played uninspired football
Idogs blew in their first two games, but
riday. were able to produce wins.
first time The Bulldogs had no
e Bulldogs turnovers against the Gators,
nthalftime but they were flagged 12
the Gators times for 114 yards, with
rict 1-1A most coming on holding and
County last illegal blocks in the back.
but an off Grantham expected some
oned game sloppy play, and he hopes
County last Liberty County can clean up
extended its play down the stretch.
"The good thing is we
ty's Keith didn't have any turnovers,
shers with but the penalties are tough to
he scored handle," Grantham said. "We
of 7, 26 still haven't played a great
only eight game yet."
That in itself is a scary
quarterback notion for a team favored
managed a along with Port St. Joe to win
g 10 of 18 the district championship.
Wewahitchka coach Todd
Lanter couldn't tell that
S Liberty County played what
Grantham would call a less-
than-complete game.
He stood by and watched
as his young team couldn't
move the ball or contain
SLiberty County's potent
offense.
Ni, "They are a better team
Than us and they showed
that," Lanter said.
& "But that said, I thought
.' our team played well early,
ub but we keep turning the
football over and giving other
Mica Peak teams a chance to beat us."
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Cody Wade hit 5 of 13 passes for 77 yards.


offensive line to wear down
the Gators (1-3, 0-2) on its
second drive of the game. It
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13 plays, the final one a
7-yard run by McCray to open
the scoring with 3 minutes 15
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Wewa came in sophomore
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completed 5 of 13 passes for
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deepest penetration late in
the fourth quarter.
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Cody played," Lanter said.


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Freeport next Friday.
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3:13
LCHS Dubuisson 20
fumble return (Kevin McCray
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run (Dubuisson kick), 20-0,
5:41
LCHS Kevin McCray 3
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LCHS Edenfield
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(Dubuisson kick), 34-0, :00
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run (Dubuisson kick), 41-0,
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Florida Catfish Classic This' Weekend


The 9"' Annual Florida
Catfish Classic Tournament
is ready to kick off October
5, 2007 with prize money
totaling over $10,000.
This tournament is one of
the largest in the area and
boasts a kids division, a
ladies division, and a men's
division with everybody
participating in cash prizes,
door prizes, and trophies.
Five area tournaments
combine the weights of the
catfish to award the boat
with the most poundage an
additional prize of $1,000
at the end of the Florida
Catfish Classic.
Last year, the.
tournament had 128 boats
containing 277 fisher
persons. Of that number,
there were 23 boys and 3
girls under ,14 having their


own prize category and 27
women. Total weight caught
on the flathead catfish was
691.18 and channel cat
were weighed in at 205.22
pounds. Winning first place
weight for the flathead was
29.22 pounds and the state
record is 49.35 pounds. If
you break the state record,
you could win a $50,000
grand prize!
Flathead are a non-
native predator species that
consume bream and other
small fish species so when
caught, they are not released
back into the wild and are
really good eating. The Gulf
County Extension Office has
some great recipes using the
flatheads. Channel catfish
are released after weighing
so that they will re-populate
our rivers and lakes.


The water is down;
however, tournament
officials expect some good
catches this year. Large
boats (24-ft pontoons and
others) should have no
problem launching from
Gaskin Park Landing even
with the low water. Pre-
registered fisher persons
can also launch from Bristol
Landing, Estiffanulga
Landing and Owl Creek-
Hickory Landing, but only if
they are pre-registered.
Registrationscontinueto
be accepted at Wewahitchka
City Hall (850-639-2605)
until Thursday, October
4, 2007. The registration
table for the tournament
will be open from 9 am to
12 midnight central time
on Friday, October 5, 2007
at Gaskin Park Landing


Lady Gators Have Mixed Week


Wewahitchka'svolleyball
team had an up and down
week that ended with the
team's record slipping under
.500 to 8-9.

Sept. 24
Rutherford 3,
Wewahitchka 1
In a contest marked by
close games, the Lady Gators
fell just short at Springfield
Rutherford, 21-25, 22-25,
25-12 and 22-25.
Mary Taunton had 13
service points, five spikes
and 30 assists to help lead
the Lady Gators.
Kayla Williams added
five service points, one
ace, 13 spikes, three kills,
three digs and one block;
Natalya Miller had five
service points, three aces,
13 spikes, one kill, two
digs and three blocks; and
Kristen Yon chipped in five


service points, one spike
and one dig.

Sept. 25
Liberty County 3,
Wewahitchka 0
The Lady Gators lost
their second-straight district
tilt in a sweep by host Liberty
County, 14-25, 24-26 and
23-25.
Nikita Miller had eight
service points, one ace,
17 spikes, two kills, four
digs and one block to pace
Wewahitchka.
Kayla Williams added
seven service points, one
ace, one spike, two kills,
one dig and one block; and
Kristen Yon had five service
points and two digs.

Sept. 27
Wewahitchka 3,
Blountstown 2
The Lady Gators


Player of

the tteek


Kelly Weeks

Weeks had 13 service
points, two spikes, two
digs arid 38 assists in
three games.


squeaked past the visiting
Lady Tigers in the final game
for the win, 11-25, 25-20,
25-23, 7-25 and 15-13.
Nikita Miller had 11
service points, two aces, 22
spikes, four digs and one
block to lead Wewahitchka.
Kelly Weeks had nine
service points, 15 assists
and one dig.
Kayla Williams added
four service points, one ace,
seven spikes, four kills,
three digs and three blocks.


(at the end of Lake Grove
Road). Official start of
the tournament is at 4 pm
central time Friday, October
5, 2007. Weigh in will
continue from 4 pm Friday
to 2 am Saturday (Oct 6)
and then from 6 am to noon
Saturday (Oct 6) central
time. Awards will begin at
noon on Saturday when the
tournament officially closes.
All fish must be alive and
at least 14 inches to weigh
in; channel cats must be
released. All weigh-ins
and awards will be held at
Gaskin Park Landing; must
be present to win. There will


be additional raffles available
to the general public as well
as a concession stand.
Individuals and
corporate sponsorships
are a great help in getting
this tournament up and
running. Special thanks
goes to the Gulf County
Tourist Development
Council for helping several
years running. Anyone can
be a sponsor with categories
including $100, $250,
$500 and $1,000 or door
prizes. All funds assist the
Wewahitchka Employees
Club in guaranteeing
scholarships to area high


school students. Please
contact Wewahitchka City
Hall for more information
and help the employees
reach their scholarship
goals for the students this.
year.
Everyone is invited to
come out and fish or just
enjoy the day at Gaskin.
Park Landing; bring a picnic
lunch or take advantage
of the concession stand
manned by Bay County'
Search and Rescue to raise'
funds for their missions.


2007 Paws in the Park


5K Race Results


1. Christopher Hough. 20
2. Brett Sigmon, 16
3. Hobson Fulmer. 51
4.Lance Souther. 46
5. Bilhl Joe Snuile. 36
6. Joe Edgecoinbe. 58
7. NlMehan Willams. 18
8. Tom Thorpe. 41
9. Diane Morris, 48
10. Hayes Morris, 47
11. Thomas Shuler. 43
12. Yonclas, Nick, 63
13. John Westbrook, 15
14. Ross McFadden. 26
15. Drew Lacour, 11
16. Frank Holley, 64
17. Andrea Weckerlin, 35
18. Jay Bidwell, 40
19. G. Schaefer, 46
20. Joe Jabara, 44
21. Joy Lewis, 44
22.Andrew Weckerlin, 49
23. Lydla Miles, 34
24, Gene Hanlon,59
25. Brad Buzzett, 32
26. Marty Kirkland, 55
27. Christine Hermsdorfer, 39
28. April Bidwell, 40
29. Keion McNair,27
30. Gene Parsons, 47
31. Mary Holley, 48


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33. Valerie Allen. 23
34. Jerr\ Taunton. 60)
:35. Ca:rmel Dodson, 50
36. John Culberlson, 60
37. Penny Ison. 44
38. Shawn Justice, 35
39. Denise Carter. 39
40. Erin Bailey, 17
41. Carson Howse, 17
43 Jessi Moore. 16
42. James Mitchem. 66
44. Paul Formby, 52
46. Sally Bel. 52
47. Holli Connors, 14
48. Mike Connors, 43
49. Barbara Sanders. 5.3
50. Judy Muck, 58
51. Lanita Taunton, 57
52. Anthony Perez, 8
53. Steven Kerigan, 8
56. Sophia Adsit, 12
54., Connor Hernsdorfer. 10
55. Hunter Baumgartner, 10
57. Courtney Hermsdorfer, 17
58. Sarah Fasig, 28
59. Jeanne Gammon, 57
60. Christian Pickett, 8
61. Joanne Gallagher, 56
62. Linda Somero, 64


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South Gulf From Page 1A


department ran from one
fire and accident scene to
another, many more people
became involved in the
department. People now help
with everything from relaying
information to running
hoses to paperwork, Blair
said. It also brought in what
Blair described as "younger
blood."
"We now have three or
four guys in their 20s to
provide muscle when we
need it," he laughed.
"We have learned the
hard way that this is a young
man's game," he sighed.
"For me and the five or six
guys who always show up
[at fires], it is rough. I'm 54
and these other guys are 60-
plus.
S They still have the
ladies' auxiliary group,
formed last year, that keeps
the firefighters supplied with
water and Gatorade at fire
scenes, and the fire brigade
that helps with anything not
involving actual fire fighting.
Ten of-the South Gulf
volunteers took the first
responder classes about a
year ago and also took the
state required Fireman I


Cape Fire


classes. All now are qualified
as first responders and
Fireman I.
They also began
practicing searching for
victims in smoky buildings.
"The main thing is getting
people out of houses," said
Blair. "We have a 35- foot
ladder with an extension,
and we are now practicing
for rescues at the 45 to 48
foot height limit.
They still drill at least
twice a month, Blailr said,
working on brush fire training
and rescue techniques. Blair
has also taken a wildlands.
fire class to help with fire
management out on the Cape
and at Indian Pass, where
brush and wildland fires are
a problem.
Sunday's fire was a
frightening example of just
how important that kind of
training can be.
"Bill [VanderTulip]
taught me at least how to
think about a fire," said Blair.
"Bill gave me the confidence
that we could get to a fire,
start fire suppression and
get started right. He gave
all of us the confidence we
needed to do the job."


Equipment Counts
Last year The South
Gulf Fire house won a
$50,000 FEMA grant for
new equipment, including
newer turnout gear, which is
significantly lighter in weight
than the older gear, and
newer breathing apparatus.
They also purchased
two new large jet skis and
established a water rescue
unit, which has since racked
up a significant number of
water rescues.
"We did well on grants
this year, too," Blair said,
indicating he new equipment
that came in so handy on
Sunday.
Their pride and joy,
which got its first real
workout Sunday, is the new
pumper truck that arrived in
early June.
It was custom-built for
the department, designed so
"we don't have to do a lot of
climbing on the truck to get.
hoses out." Blair pointed
out, "None of us need to
be climbing around on the
truck."
A major component of
the new truck is the huge cab,
designed as a rehabilitation


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Marie Logan/The Star
Sunday's Cape fire left one house gutted after blowing embers entered the house and
burned it from the inside.


damage. Blair estimated
about a dozen houses
Ipst extensive lengths of
boardwalk.
Dr. Patricia Hardman,
dwner of Gulf to Bay
Construction and
Development, was at her
home in the middle of the
fire zone as the blaze roared
almost to her. door.
"It was a horrible
afternoon, to see a 10 to 12
foot blaze within 10 feet of
your house," she said. "T got.
the dogs and cars out and:
then we manned the hoses
ourselves.
"The volunteers were
spread thin fighting the fire
in front of that wind. There
are a lot of homes that
were saved because of their
efforts."
Hardman's house
suffered damage to the
siding and about half of the
attached boardwalk.
Blair said he was
very pleased with the way
the department's new big
pumper truck performed, as
well as their new six-wheel,
golf-cart sized high pressure
foam and water pump.
He added his thanks
not only to his South Gulf
volunteer firefighters,
but also to "lots of locals
guys who stopped by," to
Lighthouse Utilities, who
contacted the firefighters,
he said, and made sure they
had sufficient water pressure
during the fire, to all the
other county volunteer fire
departments who came to
help, and to Gulf County
Commissioner Jerry Barnes,


who sent a work crew to the
South Gulf Fire Department


Monday to help with the
equipment cleanup.


Marie Logan/The Star


Several houses suffered siding damage and other rela-
tively minor damages after Sunday's Cape San Bias fire.

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Equipped
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"Last
year, when
we were so
busy with
fires, what
surprised
me was how
intense the
work load
is on the fire
fighters,"
Blair said. South Gulf'
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to access and m
gives us a
place on
scene to take care of our
people as soon as they need
help."
Another huge benefit
of the new truck is its
maneuverability and easier
handling, a very important
consideration when trying
to navigate the winding,
narrow roads in South
Gulf communities, Blair
emphasized.
"This baby has a push
button transmission yeah,
it's an automatic and a flat
front end so it can turn on a
dime," he laughed.
"We were a little reluctant
to take the old truck to some
locations because it was
so big and unwieldy," Blair
added. "But this one is a
dream."
Several of the regular
volunteers recently took
the Emergency Vehicle
Operation Class, including
Blair, and currently about 12
people are certified to drive
the truck, if needed.
They also designed
the truck to carry two sets
of hoses right on the front
bumper of the truck, which


saves time and effort for the.
firefighters. Usually hoses
are wound and stored at the
rear of a fire truck.
The'truck carries 1,000
gallons of water and has
the capacity to add foam to
the water, which increases
its efficiency "about- 400
percent," said Jim Caughy,
one of the volunteers who was
very instrumental in helping
the department secure the
truck, Blair said.
The department also has
another pumper, a brush
truck, 'and a one-of-a-kind
"giant pressure washer on
wheels," as Blair described
it.
According to Blair, it
is the only one of its kind
in the United States. It is a
six-wheeled, golf cart-like
contraption, with an onboard
foam apparatus and 200 feet
of lightweight hose with a 35-
foot range.
Hauled to fire scenes on
a small flat trailer, the baby
pumper showed its worth in
Sunday's fire,.Blair said.
Carrying 100 gallons
of water and five gallons
of foam, it delivers more


knockdown power than the
department's brush .truck,
because of the high pressure
it wields.
But it also sprays a circle
of fine, cool mist that engulfs
the firefighters, which helps
them tremendously while
they are near a blaze.
All in all, they've come
a long way, Blair said, since
a couple of years ago. "I
remember saying last year
that we knew about the red
lights on top of the trucks,
and where the water came
out, .but that was about it,"
he laughed.
"We're still waiting to see
about some extra land for a
new fire house. Even a small
place to just securely park
the jet skis and the small
truck would help.
"But from where we
were three or four years ago
to where we,are now, we've
come a long way, baby."

Anyone interested in
joiningthe South GulfC6unty
Volunteer Fire Department,
in any capacity, can visit
their website at www.sgcfire.
com.


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Model Plane Show Not Short on Excitement


A flock of diminutive aircraft will, soon
be soaring in the Wewahitchka skies October
6"' and 7"', ard the public is invited to wit-
ness this unique spectacle.
The Emerald Coast Model Aviators will
be hosting their 171" Annual Air Show at
SParker Farms Campground on CR 22A, two
Smiles west of Wewahitchka, just off Hwy.
22.
Pilots from all over the southeast will
bring their giant radio controlled aircraft,
most with wingspans from 7 to 10 feet,
and exhibit spectacular flying skills for the
enjoyment of spectators.
Many of these aircraft are scale models
of military and civilian aircraft, as well as
some popular sport models.
Flying will begin at 9 a.m. (CT) and last
until 4 p.m. each day.


At noon each day, there will be a thrill-
ing RC combat demonstration, a candy drop
from a radio controlled airplane for the kids
and an opportunity for spectators to enter
the pit areas for an up-close "show and
tell" as the pilots show off their aircraft and
answer questions.
For the comfort of spectators, there will
be concessions available, porta-potties and
ample shade. There will also be a raffle for
a ready-to-fly radio controlled trainer air-


plane.
Proceeds
from the air
show will
benefit the
Taunton Family
Children's
Home, Inc., and
a parking dona-
tion of $1 is
requested.
For more
informa-
tion, visit the
Emerald Coast
Model Aviators'
website at www.
fly-ecima.org.


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Post Gives to Three



Servicemen Statue South


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

In his first action as the Willoughby
R. Marks American. Legion Post 106 com-
mander, Al Mirabella lent his support to the
creation of a permanent memorial honoring
Vietnam Veterans.
Mirabella presented Jimmy Moscoiiis,
president of the Three Servicemen Statue
South, Inc., a check for $1,000 last Thursday
to go towards the purchase of a replica of a
portion of Frederick Hart's Three Serviceman
Statue in Washington, D.C.
The replica will be housed in, a memo-


rial park. to be located at the foot of the
Or man House and across from the Chapman
Botanical Gardens in Apalachicola.
The Three Servicemen Statue, Inc., a
non-profit organization, obtained permission
from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
and Hart's widow to bring the bronze sculp-
ture to Apalachicola.
It will be the only replica of its kind in
the United States.
Mosconis said that the $350,000 needed
to cover the cost of the statue-which will be
cast in the. same mold as the original-has
been raised, though an additional $100,000
is still needed.


Jimmy Mosconis, president of the Three Servicemen Statue South, Inc. (center), accepts a
$1,000 check from Willoughby R. Marks American Legion Post 106 commander Al Mirabella (left)
and treasurer Wallace Hill.


(Left to right) Former commander Carl Carlson swears in the Willoughby R. Marks American
Legion Post 106's new officers: commander Al Mirabella, historian Frank Cook, chaplain Charles
Scott, treasurer Wallace Hill and sergeant at arms Vernon King.


The organization continues its "Buy a
Brick" fund-raiser. The bricks, dedicated
in honor or memory of veterans, will form
the "Circle of Freedom" within the memorial
park.
Mosconis' long-range goal is to add other
memorials to veterans of Korea and World
War II.
"There, are starting to be less and less of
(those veterans)," noted Mosconis. "We need
to do it in the next few years."
Mosconis hopes to unveil the. Three
Servicemen Statue South next year, and
invite Vietnam Veterans Memorial founder
and president Jan Scruggs to the ceremony.
Mosconis was Scruggs' platoon sergeant
in the 199"' Light Infantry Brigade during the
Vietnam War.
The friends recently returned from a trip
back to Vietnam, Mosconis' first since fight-
ing in the war nearly 40 years ago.
Mosconis shared some details of his trip
with the Post, saying he was surprised by the
hospitality extended to him and Scruggs.
"They love Americans and we were really
treated well," he said.


Mosconis noted changes to the Vietnamese
landscape, which has become increasingly
industrialized in the years after the war.
"The place had changed so much. Most
of the landmarks I remembered, I couldn't
find them," he said.
Mosconis marveled at four of the largest
Catholic churches'he'd ever seen, some big-
ger than a city block.
The trip was an emotional experience,
and Mosconis struggled to adequately articu-
late .his feelings, finally settling on, "I was
glad I went."


Flue Shots Available

Flu Shots will be available through
the Gulf County Health Department at the
Annual Gulf County Senior Citizens Health
Fair on October 19th from 9-2. Medicare and
3rd Party Insurance accepted. Self Pay will
be $28. For more information please contact
the GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
at (850)227-1276.


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Mom, Dad, Braydon, Auburn
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Karolyn Realms of Burlington, VT announces the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Amber
Desere' Phillips, to Brett Charles Lowry, son of Mary Dell
Lowry and the late Harry Lowry of Port St. Joe.
Amber is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Mustama, of Burlington, VT. and the late Mr. & Mrs. Millard
Phillips of Eufaula, AL. Brett is the grandson of Mr. & Mrs.
Clio Adkison and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lowry, all of
Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Rutherford High
School. She is currently employed with Vision Bank.
Her fiance is a 1999 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. He is currently employed with Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty and The Star.
A September wedding is planned.


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Joshua Dailey of Mexico Beach and Kayla Heimbuch of
Panama City are pleased to announce their upcoming wed-
ding.
Joshua, son of Barbara and Luther Pickels of Monticello,
FL and David Dailey of Tallahassee, is a 2005 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and is currently a student at Florida
State University in Panama City.
Kayla, daughter of Brian and Jo Heimbuch of Panama
City, is a 2004 graduate of North Brunswick Township High
School in North Brunswick, NJ and is also a student at
Florida State University in Panama City.
The couple will join in marriage with a ceremony at
Long Avenue Baptist Church in Port St. Joe on Saturday,
October 13, 2007, with Reverend Bruce Duty officiating. The
ceremony will be followed by a reception at the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe.
All friends and family are invited to attend and celebrate
this union with the happy couple as they begin their new life
together.
Joshua and Kayla will reside in Mexico Beach.


Guess who is two!

Bridget Buddo turned two on September
15. Bridget was adopted two years ago by Karen
Buddo at Apalachicola Seafood Festival, and
their Humane Society.
She had a great little doggie birthday party.


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D.J. Brake Turns One!

Donald James Brake turned one year old
Sept. 28.
His parents are Donnie Brake, Jr. and
Jessa Van Landeghem.
Grandparents are Teresa Brake and the
late Donnie rake, Sr. and Julie Ouimet and
Daniel Van Landeghem.
Great grandparents are Donald and
Elizabeth Brake, and Edna Barber and the late
Same Barber. His great great grandmother us
Fannie Mae Sapp.


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Gulf County Scarecrow Festival


The Junior Service League of Port Saint Joe is pleased
to announce that October 13 will be the date of the "Monster
Mash Costume Bash."
Everyone can get involved in this event to raise money
for the children of Gulf County by displaying a scarecrow
in the Scarecrow Festival outside your business, home or
organization. Scarecrows will be judged October 8th and be
On display at the Costume Bash. Sponsors will be mentioned
several times during this event as the scarecrows are raced
around in several gaming events.


The cost to enter is $100.00 and all the proceeds will go
to the local community.
Please contact any Junior Service League member for
more details about the event or Scarecrow Festival. You may
also give your permission for your scarecrow to be auctioned
off at the festival.
Contact Kayce Costin 229-7732
Stacie Smiley 227-8718
Jessica Paterson 227-4183


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Closure of Libraries Red Hat Chit Chat


for One Day
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SOctober 8, 2007
All libraries in the Northwest Regional Library System
which includes:
The Bay County Public Library
Panama City Beach Public Library
Parker Public Library
Springfield Public Library
Gulf County Public Library
Wewahitchka Public Library
Liberty County Public Library Hosford Public Library
Bay County Literacy Center
will be closed on Monday October 8, 2007 for Employee
In -Service Training.
All libraries will reopen on Tuesday October 9, 2007 at
their normal working hours.
For Further Information Contact: Bettina Mead
The Bay County Public Library
872-7500
or email to: bmead()nwrls.com


The Red Hat Society "Beach Belles," headed by Queen
Mum, Karen Buddo, will hold a get-together on October 8,
2007.
We will be having lunch at Chili's Restaurant at 845 E
23rd St (769-3167) across from the mall at 11:30 a.m. CT.
After lunch we will also do some shopping at the mall 'at a
new department store, Kohl's, and hit some great sales.
It should be a great day for lunch and shopping.
Hope to se you all there and bring a friend.
RSVP-Karen Buddo- 647-3656. We are now open to new
Red Hat members.
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Troop #47 Says Thank You!
Thank-you to Shane McGuffin from Emergency Medical Services for stopping by and teaching
us the ABC's of CPR and doing what we can to save lives! Thank you, Shane! Troop #47 meets
every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Scout Center. New members welcome.


Sea Oats and

Dunes Garden

Club
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold it's
next meeting at 10:00 A.M.
EDT on Tuesday, October 9,
2007 at the Beach Baptist
Church located at 311
Columbus Street in St. Joe
Beach.
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club meets the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month
September through May at
10:00 Eastern Time and cov-
ers St. Joe Beach, Mexico
Beach, Beacon Hill, and
Overstreet. Guest speakers,
field trips, good food, and
friendship is served at each
meeting. The Club is actively
seeking new members, so
if you have an interest in
gardening and making new
friends, you will be welcome.
Any questions regarding
garden club meetings or Club
membership can be directed
to Susie Pippin at 647-8915.


BeaCHe!



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Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society -
Suki, a one year old female mixed breed (pic-
tured); Tony T. a male kitty about 9 10 weeks
old; orange kittens, 'about ten weeks old; Pudding,
a chocolate colored female pup about six months;
Rosco a two year old Choc Lab; Beulah & Bella,
female lab/bulldog mix puppies; Sassy, a nice
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Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Volunteers appreciated.
Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
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appreciated.


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La'Keva Sharnay

DaVontay Dawson

God, in his infinite wis-
dom, commissioned an angel
to bring back his special child,
La'Keva Sharnay DaVontay
Dawson, known by her fam-
ily and friends as "Keva". The
angel appeared in Midway,
Florida, September 21st, on a
special mission to take "Keva
home for her reward. For, as a
result of "Keva's" home going, ten
others (a 7 month old baby-received
her kidney; a woman in New York-her heart; 2 women (1 lung
each) and 6 other organ recipients since 9/24/07) continue to
live and have a better quality of life because of her generous
and unselfish organ donations. "Keva" shared with her fam-
ily her desire to give the gift of life to others and her family
consented to her request.
Her early years were spent in Port St. Joe, where she
grew up as a leader among her family and friends. She
was educated in the Gulf County School System until she
enrolled in the Gadsden County School System in 2006.
At East Gadsden High School she was a member of the
Sophomore Class, a member of the EGHS Jaguar Girl's
Softball Team (Catcher #33) and she most recently quali-
fied as a contestant for Miss Sophomore for the Queen's
Homecoming Court 2007-08. She proudly hailed as an East
Gadsden High School Jaguar.
She was a member of New Life Christian Center where
she served as a positive role model. "Keva" was a very tal-
ented young lady who expressed her creative talents by pro-
viding hairstyles for youth in the Panhandle area. "Keva" had
a loving and caring spirit that was recognized and appreci-
ated by all whose paths she crossed. She was patient even
with the very young and served as a loving mentor tdO"Mrs.
Gwen's Kids".
She leaves to mourn her passing: devoted parents:
Shirley Dawson, mother (Port St. Joe) and Dana Freeman,
father (Orlando, FL); brother: 'yrone Dawson (Port St.
Joe); sisters: Fanequa Larry and Nigeria Russ (Port St. Joe);
maternal grandparents: Mr. Darien and Mrs. Gwen Dawson
(Port St. Joe); paternal grandparents: Mrs. Sharon Freeman
(Orlando, FL); great grandparents: Mr. Steve Gathers, Jr.,
Mr. Horace Barr, Sr., Mrs. Mary Lou Freeman, Mr. Arthur
Freeman (all of Port St. Joe); aunts: Mrs. Shareka Gainer
(Ronald), (Port St. Joe), and Marchelle Gathers, (Port St.
Joe,); uncles: Mr. Darion Dawson, Jr. and Mr. Terrance
Dawson (both of Port St. Joe; godmother: Mrs. Patula
Bryant (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); god-brother: Tyreke Sims (Ft.
Lauderdale, Fl); special friends: Mar'Qusia Clemon and
Raven Harris (both of Port St. Joe), Carl Miller (Tallahassee,
FL), and Kay-Kay (Quincy, FL); and a host of sorrowing fam-
ily members, classmates, neighbors, and friends.
"Keva" has been chosen as a flower to adorn God's
beautiful garden. She will really be missed, BUT, we are all
comforted because she lives through those who have received
her unselfish organ donations.



PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at the
Planning and Development Review
Board- (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,
October 16, 2007. at 8:45 a.m.
EST, and at the Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at
the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public
hearings will be to discuss and act on
the following:


September 18, 2007 Minutes
Ovation Subdivision Replat
- Parcel ID #06370-253R


in Section


36, Township 8


South, Range 12 West, Gulf
County, Florida Variance of
development regulations.
3. Public Hearing 2007 EAR
Issues
4. Public Hearing Capital
Improvements Schedule
5. County Projects
6. Public at Large
7. Staff


The public is encouraged to attend
and be heard on these matters.
Information prior to the meeting
can be viewed at the Planning and
Building Department at 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.


Publish : October 4, 2007 and October 11, 2007



Ad #2007-110


Vistation was held, September 29th from 6-8 PM. (EST)
at New Bethel AME Church, Avenue C, Port St. Joe.
Service honoring the life of "Keva" commenced on
Sunday, September 30th 2007, 2:00 PM. (EST) from the
Port Saint Joe High School Auditorium with Pastor Johnny
Jenkins, Jr., delivering words of encouragement. "Keva" was
laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Port St. Joe.


William "Bill" Leroy Dunigan, Sr.
S William (Bill) Leroy Dunigan, Sr., 68, passed away
Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. He was born November 28, 1938 in
Coal City, Indiana.
He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather
and great grandfather. He gave to those in need without
hesitation.
He served 4 years with the U.S. Air Force from 1956-
1959.
He was employed by the St. Joe Paper Company for 35
years as a Power Plant Operator before retiring.
Bill's passion in life was his love for his family and
sports. He gave many years coaching and umpiring for the
Dixie Youth League. Those that were fortunate to be coached
by him would say that he is now calling "balls and strikes".
The Florida Gators and the Indiana Hoosiers have lost one
of their biggest fans.
Survivors include his wife, Eldora L. Dunigan of White
City; his children, Rebecca (Wayne) Heller of Saucier, MS,
Lynne (David) Rogers of Enterprise, AL, Debbie (Dusty) Stitt
of White City, Bill (Becky) Dunigan, Jr. of Lynn Haven, and
Gary (Andrea) Dunigan of Register, GA; 12 grandchildren; 5
great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sexton, and two brothers,
Darrell Dunigan and Berthel Dunigan, JR. and many nieces
and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Berthel
Dunigan, his mother, Pauline Shoufler and a brother, Doyle
Dunigan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Birthal E.
Dunigan, Sr., his mother, Pauline Shoufler, and a brother,
Doyle Dunigan.
The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. EDT Friday,
September 28, 2007 at the Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church, conducted by the Rev. James Wiley and the Rev.
David Fernandez. Interment followed in the family plot in
Holly Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations
in his memory to the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church,
613 Madison Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Those who wish may make donations in his memory to
Oak Grove Assembly of God Church, 613 Madison St., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.
All services were under the directions of Comforter
Funeral Home.


Dorothy J. Owens
Dorothy J. Owens 60, departed this life on Friday,
September 21, 2007 in Panama City, FL. She was a longtime
resident of Port St. Joe. She was employed for 7 years at El
Governor Motel on Mexico Beach. She touched the heart of
anyone she came in contact with. P
God was planting rose seeds in the garden. A mist came
over the garden and a seed blossomed into a rose. But that
rose was a unique one that bore the name Dorothy J. Owens.
God gave this unique rose to the late Emmanuel and Bertha
Lee Hutchins on January 4, 1947.
Mrs. Owens took her flight on September 21, 2007 at
Bay Medical Center. On her flight she touched hands with
one brother who preceded her in death, the late Ulysses
Hutchison. This rose dropped petals along the way that cap-
tured the hearts of many: One loving and devoted husband,
Dale Ray Addison; two sons, Fredrick (Kimberly) Owens,
William Penamon Jr.; four daughters, Martha Beachum,
Mary Penamon (Russel), Courtney Beachum (Allen), Lakeata
Beachum all of Port St. Joe; 12 grandchildren, Kawana,
Shaquana, Gabriel, Brittany, Alexis, Deondra, Audrianna,
Dajon, Jeniecia, Cheon, Shamyra,- Marquise; one brother,
Emmanuel (Joann) Hutchison of Clearwater, FL; three sis-
ters, Bernice Williams (Eddie) of Panama City, Linda Leslie
(Leon) of Port St. Joe, Francis Brown of Palmetto FL; and a
host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces; in-laws, cousins, and
friends. This rose loved and touche the hearts of many.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 29,
2007 at 2:00 p.m. EDT at Zion Fair Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.



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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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 (thuh
NUIRSER PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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

ftku:-d "A Reformed Voice

SI1 ,in the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School ........................................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship........... ........................ 10:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Service ........................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service...............................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.....................6:00 p.m.


801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


Janice Elizabeth Rogers
Janice Elizabeth Rogers, 55, of Wewahitchka passed a
way Thursday, September 27, 2007 in Panama City.
Janice is preceded in death by her father, James J.
Rogers and her mother, Veronica Louise Larkins.
She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Elizabeth Collier
and Mike, and Stacy Larkins and Eric; two grandchildren,
William Collier, and Lyric Gainer; sisters, Lois Davis and
Billy, JoAnn Forehand and Wayne; brother, James (Buddy)
Rogers; and many nieces and nephews all of Wewahitchka.
Graveside services were held Monday, October 1, 2007
at 11:00 a.m. CDT at Buckhorn Cemetery with the Rev. Joey
Ethridge officiating.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.


Acknowledgement from William

(Bill) Leroy Dunigan, Sr. Family

We want to express our Sincere Thanks to all our
friends and family for the food, plants, flowers, cards and
calls that were sent to us in our time of need and loss of our
father and husband William Dunigan, Sr.
We send our appreciation to Pastor Dave Fernandez
for bringing the Eulogy, Pastor James Wiley for the service,
Cheryl Peak for playing the piano, Eddie Martin for operat-
ing the sound track, Lori Barwick for keeping the babies
in the nursery, and the Sisters in Christ of the Oak Grove
Assembly of God who prepared a fantastic lunch for our
family. It was a joy to have Mary Lou Cumbee, a long time
friend, sing for Bill "If you could only see me now". Also
Robin Gould sang a favorite "In the Midst of the Storm",
and Bob Davis sang "High on the Mountain". Amanda
Baker, Granddaughter of Bill, sang a song she had written
"I'll Dance over You". Last, but surely not least, thank you
Sis Becky for putting together a great DVD about Dad and
the words you spoke during the service on our behalf. We
couldn't have said them any better. Once again, God Bless
you all!!
Rocky you were great in bringing comfort to us in our
time of grief. Also we want to thank all the employees' of
Bay St Joseph Care Center for the wonderful care they gave
Bill the three years he was a resident. Bay Medical nurses
and doctors we also thank for their concern for Bill during
his stay in the hospital.
Thanks to all who said a prayer for us that meant more
to us than you will ever know.

Covenant Hospice Kicks Off

Mask Parade Season -- Seeking

Sponsors, Artists And Volunteers

The community is invited to join Covenant Hospice in
kicking off its 2008 Mask Parade season from 12-1 p.m.
on October 10 at center court of the Panama City Mall.
The Mask Parade Exhibit and Gala is a premier annual
fundraising event benefiting Covenant Hospice, a non-profit
organization that provides comprehensive, compassionate
end-of-life care regardless of the ability to pay. The primary
event, now in its sixth year, is a Gala that features themed
entertainment and auctions of ceramic masks painted by
national celebrities and local artists.
Learn how you can become a mask artist, sponsor
or volunteer for this exciting event while enjoying a com-
plimentary lunch. Also, be among the first to get a sneak
preview of the exciting gala entertainment as the theme for
this year's Mask Parade Gala is announced. For more infor-
mation contact Covenant Hospice at 785-3040 or visit www.
covenanthospice.org.
Covenant Hospice currently serves approximately 1,200
patients daily and is a not-for profit organization dedicated
to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to patients
and loved ones facing life limiting illnesses regardless of the
ability to pay.



The Catholic Church
of Gulf County
St. Joseph Parish
20th Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1417
All Mass Times EDT
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am
(Last Sunday of the month)
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71
Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CDT)

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ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

-- [First Baptist Church
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
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Sunday School ...............
Worship Service ..............
Disciple Training .............
Evening Worship .............
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .....
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ..


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(850) 227-1818


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


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


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A Call For Unction


fho is Jesus our
Lord? This past
week I was giving
thought to how many both
in and out of the church do
not know who Jesus Christ
really is. Then I wondered
how many really know how to
explain Him to others if they
where asked. First, I would
that everybody knew Him and
that all would go to heaven
when that time comes. By the
way, that day is coming with-
out fail! I know that every-
body has their own way of
explaining things and I want
to give my stab at it.
First, let me say, that
unless you have experienced
Him (Jesus), you will never
offer a convincing testimony
of your relationship to others
that would convince them that
He is the Son of God nor that
you really know Him.
I believe that I have said
this in times past but every
pulpit should proclaim His
deity with a fervent heat as in
the days of old. I believe that
ifwe truly love Him, as we say,
then every city, town, neigh-
borhood, and person that we
go to would truly hear of Him,
that is, Jesus.
It is mandated in the


Bible that the Word go forth
and that Word being Jesus
Christ. We are to testify of His
Lordship, goodness, grace
and mercy. Many have a
problem trying to convey that
and we have many excuses
but the truth is we are without
one. Luke 24:49 teaches
us that power was being sent
to enable the Christian to tell
the Old Story. In Acts 1:8,
the Bible says that the Spirit
of God will be that power to,
share that message. Then,
in Acts 2, that power was
open to all who would accept
it. The power to preach, to
teach, live, and demonstrate
the fullness of the Gospel,
which is Jesus Christ. How
can we just sit when the souls
of our families, friends, and
even our enemies linger in
darkness with the smell of
sulfur is in the clothes?
The challenge as been
marked that we must know
Him and tell His desires to
see this world saved from the
judgment, that must come on
sin. It is expedient that we
reach the lost. Judges 2:10
tells us that a generation knew
not God. Why? Because the
old believers had past away
and had not told them of God.


Looking at today's church, I
wonder if anyone is telling the
truth in clarity or furthermore
even know it themselves. We
must truly experience Him in
order to tell of Him. Time
just slips over the horizon
and souls hang in the balance
in the valley decision while we
watch it happen.
Somebody needs to
remind the church that He is
the great shepherd (Psalms
23). People need to remem-
ber that He will supply all
of our needs according to
His riches in glory by Christ
Jesus! It heeds to be told
again as the Psalmist said,
that His mercy endureth for-
ever.
In Mark 5, I am remind-
ed that a woman had suffered
many things of many phy-
sicians (sounds like today)
but just one touch of Christ
brought forth healing. I still
believe in that today. God has
not changed, only men. Just
last week the Lord blessed
me with the opportunity to be
in a service where the Lord
healed two people of some
long time sickness that they
had been bothered with for
sometime. What an awesome
God I serve! I am glad that


my God still does. the super-
natural and is not just a name
in a book.
I will close! In the begin-
ning, He was the creator.
Moses taught He was the I
am, law giver, and honey from
the rock. We go a little further
and He is the rose of Sharon,
Lily of the Valley, bright and
morning star. He also is a
strong high tower, fortress,
shield and buckler. My God
is peace in the valley and God
of the mountain. One writer
said that He is the Lamb of
God and the Lion of Judah.
John saw the Word, Bread of
Life and living water. Peter
told us that He was the Son
of God. He is the Revelation,
Alpha and Omega, the begin-
ning and the end. He is eter-
nal hope and everlasting life.
The Prince of Peace and a
Ruler of Iron. He is the Most
'High God, Lord of Lords and
King of Kings. But to me He
is Jesus my Savior. Only, if
we could tell the story again
with power to believe.
God bless and have a
great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries


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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30p.m.
All Times are EST


pastor's son, Mac Fulcher,
from Birmingham, Alabama.
Mac is currently in the states
but spent three years in
Cairo, Egypt with
Frontiers. Frontiers
is a missionary
organization that
specifically seeks to
reach the Muslims
for Jesus Christ.
While in Cairo,
Mac became espe-
cially close to the
Girgius -family.
SFayez and Isis are
'. from Cairoandhave
two children, Heba
-0 y and Karim. They
are Christians and
S were Mac's "second
Fulcher, family" during his
time in Egypt. He


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe

(850) 227-1724


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
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Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries /


The friendly place to worship!


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



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
f 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m,
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeiing & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
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calls Isis "Mama Isis." He
would go over there and eat
and spend the night when-
ever he wanted too. Mac
said, "I just love this family!
They were wonderful to me
and their strength and per-
severance as Christians in a
country that is ninety percent
Muslim is inspiring."
Isis came to the states
to visit Mac and some other
American Christians she has
made friends with through
the years. Mac brought Isis,
his second Mama, down to
Poft St. Joe to meet his par-
ents. It was a great weekend
filled with laughter, fun, shar-
ing and prayer. Isis shared
with many from the congrega-
tion of First Methodist during
the Sunday School hour. She
said, "In our" country your
are born either Christian or
Muslim and it is printed on
your identification card. It


is against the law to convert
from Muslim to Christian but
they encourage Christians to
convert to the Muslim faith.
When people see on your
identification card that you
are Christian, they will not
give you a job." Isis still
shared of her love for Egypt
and her love for the Muslim
people.
Isis will be leaving to back
to Cairo next week. Cairo
said she enjoyed everything
about the weekend except for
the football. "All they do is
hit each other! There are
no rules," Isis said as she
expressed her love for soc-
cer. Pastor Fulcher said, "We
look forward to Isis coming
for another visit in the future.
We appreciate her family tak-
ing our son in when he was
serving the Lord on the other
side of the world."


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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday................8:00 a.m.

The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing MTorld "


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:

bigblanb viet 3apti t C ur
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00
QvonhuiI-ern e


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


a.m.
a.m.


/:uu p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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


Long Avenue Baptist Church


"Were Faith, Family d


Frien hip are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9: 5am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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


Annual Home Coming Service

Glad Tidings Assembly of God will be celebrating their
annual home coming service on Sunday, October 7, begin-
ning at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time). Reverend Dave Fernandez
will be the guest speaker. There will be a covered dish din-
ner following the service. Pastor Joey Smith and the Glad
Tidings Family invite you to join them for this special service.
The church is located at East Orange and Main Streets in
Wewahitchka.


Chullrch of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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11:00 a.m. EST
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Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

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Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............ 11 a.m.


Sunday Evening Worship ....................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.


SFirst Presbyterian Church
of Port St. Joe
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


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Exciting things are happening at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. Last week the first and second graders celebrated
their "A" school status by having a Water Day. The event
was filled with numerous ways to enjoy the water. Also, the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department shared in this event by
cooking lunch for all the children. We want to thank Sheriff
Joe Nugent, Major Bobby Plair, Captain Ricky Tolbert, and
Deputy Meredith Ward for coming and giving of their time to
be with us. Everyone had a wonderful time and we are work-
ing very hard in the classroom to keep that "A" school status
for this year. Our 3' through 6"' graders will be celebrating
on October 8"' with a trip to Rocket Lanes. Recognition of
achievement is a powerful tool to motivate students.
Parents please remember on half days during the year
we are participating in College Awareness Day. On these
days encourage your students to wear their favorite college
T-shirt. We need to promote College Awareness as early as
we can.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to
a motivational assembly we are having at our school on
October 11, 2007 at 9:30 am in the auditorium. The Norris
D. Langston Youth Scholarship Foundation, 21st Century
Schools, sponsors this assembly. During this assembly the
students will be challenged to excel in school,.be all you can
be, and to play the "Game of Life" correctly. If you are a par-
ent of a 3rd grader please make a note of the FCAT Parent
Night that is scheduled for October 16, 2007 at 6:00p.m.
in the school auditorium. We will meet to discuss concerns
and go over the requirement needed to pass the FCAT test.
Please make every effort to attend.
Please continue supporting our school and our students.
Together we are educating our future.
Important Dates to Remember:
October 8"'-"A" School reward party for 3rd-6"' at Rocket
Lanes
October 1 1'-Motivational Speaker Assembly
October 16"-FCAT Parent Night for 3'd Grade
October 19"'-Homecoming and End of first grading
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October 21s1-Red Ribbon Week
October 24"'-1/2 day for students, College T-shirt Day
October 26"'-Fall Festival 4pm to 7pm and 1st Grade
October 30'h-Report Cards go home


Are You Smarter Than

A PSJE Dolphin?
Week #3 answers are: 1. 3 words that have 2 u's-usually, usurp,
and uninsurance
2. How does a Dolphin sleep while it is swimming?-It
uses /2 of the brain at a time, 1/2 may be sleeping,
while the other is swimming
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Port St Joe High School Homecoming Parade
The 2007 Port St Joe High School Homecoming Parade
will take place on Friday, October 19, 2007. The parade
will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. eastern time and all floats,
cars, and marching units should be in place by 2:45. Anyone
wishing to participate in the parade please contact Wayne
Taylor at the high school NJROTC office at 229-6177 or by
e-mail at wtaylor@(gulf.kl2.fl.us. No political entries please.
Thanks for your community support and Go Sharks!


This year, Wewahitchka High School is honoring all
alumni classes ending in 2 or 7. A brunch will be hosted
in the media center of W.H.S. on Oct. 5 from 10:00-11:00
am. For any further information please contact the Student
Government Association of Wewahitchka High School.


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FSU Panama City Celebrates 25th

iAnniversary At Annual Dinner


The beautiful, dew-
drenched morning of
September 26 found the FCS
students and faculty gath-
ered at the flag pole. Senior,
Jessica Sermiento led the
high school students in a
patriotic program in which
different students alternately
read from the Bible or prayed.
for God's protection and
blessing upon our homes,
our schools, our political
leaders, and our Christian
leaders. May God be merci-
ful and forgive our sins with
which we have grieved His
heart, and may we listen and
obey as He leads us into His
will.
Mrs. Laney Kennedy vis-
ited the first grade class of
Faith Chrisitan school this
past week, and taught a les-
son on germs. Among other
important lessons, the chil-
dren learned that germs are
everywhere,-all the time. They
also learned that washing
their hands with warm water
is better than hot water, and
to count to ten while they are
washing. The first grade had
a wonderful time and will


hopefully be a "germ free"
classroom!
Miss Janice's Athletes for
the Week of September 17-21
were: Madeline Ramsey-
K-3, Alyson Strickland- K-4,
Farren Newman- K-5, Lauren
Tomlinson- grade 1, Bryce
Johnston- grade 2, Kerigan
Pickett- grade 3, and Reid
Kennedy- grade 4. Athletes for
the Week of September 24-28
were: Sara Beth Thompson-
K-3, Henry Balogh- K-4,
Catherine Bouington- K-5,
Jacob Kennedy- grade 1,
Jordan Alexander- grade 2,
Dell Pickett- grade 3, and
Hal'leigh Keels- grade 4.
Please remember that
Faith Christian School and
Faith Bible Church will have
the dedication of the grounds
and new multipurpose build-
ing on Sunday, October 7,
2007, at the church at 801
Twentieth Street at 4:00 p.m.
A supper will follow at 5:00
p.m. Come be a part of the
celebration of this wonder-
ful project. What a blessing
these additions and upgrades
have been and will be to our
children.


Mrs. Laney Kennedy gives the first grade important hygeine
lessons. Pictured are: front- Zachary, Ana, Kharisma, Brieana,
Miss Laneym Aubrey, Bella, and J.J. back-Cameron, Jacob,
Chandler, Bryce, and Lauren.


By Elijah Quaranta


Alright, well we all know
that everyone is back in the
groove of school, did excel-
lent on their progress reports
and just can't wait for that
next big test! Ok maybe not,
but here are some things that
are happening in our school.
As' many of you know
due to the excessive unex-
cused absences of the past
two years, our school board
has adopted a new policy.
Although the average student
may believe he/she learns
better passed out with a book
over their face, the board
disagrees. And to ensure
your child's attendance,
they have taken on a policy
that rewards four or more
absences with a grade no
higher than a 59 in any class
to which the absences apply.
Now if you have any ques-
tions as to what is an accept-
able as an excuse just call the
school and they will be more
than happy to help you.
Ok suppose your child's
problem isn't being at school,
but making the grades. Well
our high .school and mid-
dle school have joined with
the Norris D. Langston
youth foundation to provide
an after-school program
designed not only to bring up
his/her grades but also help
them socially. If you or your
child is interested, contact
Mr. Kenneth Monette at the
high school, or Ms. Juanise
Griffin at the middle school.
Now a word to all the
seniors and their parents,
you must pay a total of $50
a month in order to go on
the senior trip. Bummed out
about the payments? No wor-
ries come out to the JV foot-
ball game Thursday, Oct. 4th
and laugh with the rest of us
during the Keyette initiation.
And while we're on the


subject of football, congrats
to our varsity team with their
victory over West Gadsden.
After the game I had the priv-
ilege of interviewing Robbie
Martin, starting'tight end, to
see what had changed within
the team to bring about this
victory. When asked what he
thought did it for them and
what brought out this vic-
tory, he simple stated "We
just really came together as
a team to win. As for what
has changed, we have just
been coming together real-
ly well this past week, and
have all been focusing in on
the things we need to fix in
order to be better day in and
day out." The final score was
twenty to seventeen, nicely
done sharks!
Well I do believe this
wraps things up for now, but
be sure to keep up with the
news, and for all of those
teens that agree with Henry
Adams when he said "Nothing
in education is so astonishing
as the amount of ignorance it
accumulates in the form of
inert facts", just hang in their
ok? It'll all make sense one
day.


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cial 25th anniversary program during its annual dinner
Thursday, Oct. 11. The dinner is in recognition of donors
and supporters who contributed to the campus during the
year. The event will be:

THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2007
6 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR
7 P.M. DINNER
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FSU alumnus and State Rep. Jimmy Patronis will be the
keynote speaker. Local recording artist Chris Godber will
provide musical entertainment during dinner. Community
leaders, elected officials, students, alumni, and FSU Panama
City supporters will be in attendance.
The dinner program will include state of the campus
remarks by FSU Panama City Dean George DePuy, donor
recognition by FSU PC Development Board President Mike
Nichols, and remarks by FSU PC alumna Becky Peltonen and
scholarship recipient Ray Hodges.
Proceeds will benefit FSU Panama
City's Building the Future Campaign.
For information about tickets or sponsorships, call the Office
of Advancement at (850) 770-2153.




Parents' Weekend Will Welcome

Moms And Dads To FSU

Thousands of parents, will converge on Florida State
University during the weekend of Friday, Oct. 5, and
Saturday, Oct. 6, for the annual Parents' Weekend. Numerous
events throughout the weekend allow students to introduce
their parents to the campus.
"Parents' Weekend is that special time in fall when fami-
lies can get better acquainted with the Florida State campus
and enjoy the experience with their student," said Mark
Striffler, associate director of the Oglesby Student Union.
"We have planned many exciting activities, from a picnic and
a special performance by our Flying High Circus on Friday to
our Tailgate Brunch Buffet on Saturday."
Visit www.union.fsu.edu/pw for additional information,
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FWC Division Of Law Weekly Report


September 21-27, 2007
This report represents
some events the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) handled
over the past week; however,
it does not include all actions
taken by the Division of Law
Enforcement.
NORTHWEST REGION
Santa Rosa County
Approximately three
weeks ago, Officer Royce
Johnson was on patrol in
the Blackwater Wildlife
Management Area when
he located two marijuana
plants growing near a con-
victed felon's home. With the
help of Reserve Officer Lila
Wise, Officer David Jernigan,
Investigator Eddie Gatlin,
and Lt. Dan Hahr, Officer
Johnson maintained sur-
veillance on the plants. On
Saturday, a camera placed
near the plants captured a
photo of the suspect from
behind. Although he was
not facing the camera, the
unique large black earrings
in his ears identified the sub-
ject. On September 25, as
Officer Johnson was watch-
ing the plants, the suspect
walked down the trail to
the plants and snipped the
budding marijuana stalks.
The suspect was quite sur-
prised when he turned to see
Officer Johnson. The sus-
pect was placed into custody.


Officers Jason Marlow and
Sarah Hahner, along with
Lt. Hahr, arrived to assist
with processing the arrest.
The suspect showed the offi-
cers numerous items of drug
paraphernalia used to pro-
cess the cannabis. During an
interview, the suspect admit-
ted he had planted a total of
45 plants and had previously
harvested them. The suspect
was also found to be in pos-
session of a .22 rifle and.six
Xanex tablets at the time of
his arrest. The suspect was
arrested on charges of pro-
ducing cannabis, two counts
of possession of cannabis
over 20 grams, possession of
a controlled substance with-
out a prescription, posses-
sion of a firearm by a con-
victed felon, and possession
of drug paraphernalia. The
subject was transported to
the Santa Rosa County Jail.
Okaloosa County
Officer Dave Brady was
patrolling Blackwater Wildlife
Management Area when he
checked four people on all
terrain vehicles (ATVs). One
man in the group had an
outstanding warrant. He
was taken into custody and
transported to the Okaloosa
County Jail. The operators
were cited for riding their
ATV s in a closed area, and
another member of the group
was warned for having a gun
in the management area dur-


ing the closed season.
Bay County
Officer Mike Guy was on
K-9 patrol inspecting fish-
ers at the Hathaway Bridge
when he noticed a cannabis
cigarette in one of the fisher's
vehicles. The subject then
produced another cannabis
cigarette and a bag of canna-
bis. Citations were issued.
Officers Joe Chambers
and Don Walker, along with
Lt. Jay Chesser, worked the
opening of early duck sea-
son in Bay County. Officer
Chambers issued three
citations for no waterfowl
stamps, and one citation for
possession of cannabis under
20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Officer Mike Guy was on
K-9 patrol when he stopped
at the West Bay Bridge to
conduct resource inspec-
tions. During these inspec-
tions, he found one subject
in possession of 2.1 grams
of cannabis, 2.4 grams (25
rocks) of crack cocaine, and
drug paraphernalia. The
subject was booked into the
Bay County Jail for the viola-
tions. When traveling home,
Officer Guy noticed a vehicle
having problems staying on
the road. He stopped the
vehicle and conducted field
sobriety tasks. The driv-
er was arrested for driving
under the influence and was
booked into the Bay County


Jail.
Jefferson County
On September 19, Officer
s Dale Wilcox and Gary
Herndon checked an indi-
vidual who was diving in the
St. Marks River. Subsequent
investigation revealed the
individual was removing arti-
facts from the river bottom
which is owned by the State
of Florida. The artifacts
were examined by the Bureau
of Archeological Research in
Tallahassee. The items taken
from the St. Marks River
were found to be man-made
artifacts.
On September 22,
Officer Dale Wilcox cited an
individual for hunting from
a county road. The indi-
vidual was riding in the bed
of a truck with his bow at full
draw. The truck stopped in
an attempt to shoot a deer,
and Officer Wilcox stopped
the vehicle. The hunter was
cited for hunting from a pub-
lic roadway, and the driver
was cited for having an open
container.
On September 26, Officer
Stefanie Wilcox cited two
Jefferson County residents
for hunting migratory birds
over bait. Information was
obtained from a concerned
citizen about a duck blind
with corn scattered around
it. Subsequent investigation
revealed kernels of corn in
abundance around the blind.
Surveillance was set up by
Officer Wilcox for two days
on the baited blind. On the
last day of early duck season,
two individuals entered' the
blind and started shooting
at ducks. When leaving the
blind, the individuals were
stopped and cited for the
appropriate violations.


Leon County
On September 26,
Officer Charles Higman cited
two individuals for illegally
taking species of special con-
cern. While working duck
hunting on Lake Jackson,
Officer Higman observed two
individuals shoot two white
ibis. Officer Higman stopped
the individuals and issued
the appropriate citations.


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Gulf County Sheriffs Report


The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI check points dur-
ing the months of September
and October 2007. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near St.
Joe Beach, Highway 98 and
Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou, Highway 71 North
of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek,
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun County Line.

On 09/19 Investigators
arrested Connie Melissa
McNeill, 37, Port St Joe, on
charges of Criminal use of
Personal Identification infor-
mation. It is alleged that
Ms McNeill used her ex-hus-
band's information to get a
credit card.
On 09/19 a vehicle driven
by Sean Franklin Porras, 30,
Wewahitchka, was stopped
for a traffic violation, the
deputy found that his license
was suspended as a habit-


ual traffic offender. He was
arrested for DWLSR.
On 09/19 Darien Nathan
Hutcheson, 29, Port St
Joe,- was arrested on war-
rants from Bay County for
Burglary.
On 09/21 Christopher
D Maxwell, 29, Port St Joe
was arrested for violation
of probation. The original
charges were Possession of
marijuana and DWLSR x 3
On 09/22 Jerry Lee
Causey, 20, Panama City,
was arrested on a violation
of probation warrant.
On 09/22 Samantha
Joelene Robison, 24, was
arrested on four warrants for
failure to appear on charges
of worthless checks.
On 09/23, Shamekis L
Heatrice, 31, was arrested
on a warrant for violation of
probation on charge of utter-
ing a forged instrument
On 09/26 a vehicle
driven by Matthew William
Rice, 39, South Carolina,
was stopped for a traffic
violation, he was arrested
for DUI and Possession of a
controlled substance.


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Port St. Joe

Police Report

On Friday, Septenber
28, between the hours of 10
p.m. and 3 a.m. someone
vandalized several vehicles
in Port St. Joe by damaging
the windshields with rocks.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is conducting
an investigation into these
crimes and following leads
into this matter. Anyone
having information regard-
ing this incident is encour-
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Joe Police Department at
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Program for Eight Northwest Florida Counties


'Opportunity Florida, Three Rivers
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Development announced a new home owner-
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northwest Florida today. Included in the pro-
gram, are Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington
counties.
This Opportunity Florida Rural Home
Loan Partnership Program brings together
resources from each of the sponsors, as well
as the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.
Qualified home buyers will be eligible to
.receive substantial purchase price down pay-
ment and closing cost assistance and mort-
gage interest rate subsidy which will make
owning a new home affordable for first time
workforce home buyers.
New homes will be built to the design
standards of the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation in order to ensure a high level of
energy efficiency and a full amenity and con-


Do you want to-improve your credit?
Are you tired of paying rent?
Do you want home ownership?

WELL!! Here is the answer to your
problems. The Gulf County Community
Development Corporation has a Family Asset
Building Program to assist you in achieving
your goals and dreams. The following is a list
of things that might be helpful to you:
Financial Literacy classes
Homebuyer education
Credit counseling
Mortgage Lending classes (to help demys-
tify the mortgage process)
Free income tax service (EITC)
Individual Development Accounts


venience package. Homes will consist of tra-
ditional construction by local builders. All
home buyers will be required to participate
in a home ownership education program.
USDA Rural Development Area Manager,
Jim Dean, said, "This program will bring
together several different resources to open
the door to home ownership in Northwest
Florida for many workforce families who
have been unable to afford a home until
now.
Dean noted that the leveraging of fund-
ing from several sources will allow mortgage
funds from USDA to be used more efficiently
and to serve more rural families.
The home ownership program has been
under development for more than a year
under the leadership of the Opportunity
Florida team. Rick Marcum, Executive
Director of Opportunity -Florida, noted that
home ownership and new home construction
is a basic building block of rural economic
development.


(Savings)
Foreclosure prevention
Budget counseling
Assist with State Housing Initiative
Program, (SHIP), Homeownership pool (HOP),
United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) loans.

Come join us, so we may assist you in
brightening up your future for good credit
and homeownership.
You can contact Eddie Fields or Dannie
Bolden with the Gulf County Community
Development Corporation, Family Asset
Building Program, at 850-229-1477 or 850-
229-7986.


Three Rivers Housing Foundation is a
not for profit corporation that has developed
more than fifty million dollars of single fam-
ily workforce homes in Florida, Georgia and
Alabama since 1996.
Program applications may be download-
ed from the Opportunity Florida website at
www.opportunityflorida.com. If an applicant
needs Internet access to download the forms,


they can utilize any of the eight county's local
libraries. Completed applications should be
submitted with a twenty dollar money order
to cover the cost or the credit report fee (no
cash or checks, money order only) to the
Opportunity Florida office at 4636 Highway
90, Suite K, Marianna, FL 32446 or by mail
to Opportunity Florida, EO. Box 60, Chipley,
FL 32428.


New Mortgage Fraud Consumer


Protections Set To Begin October 1


Florida HB 1125 sponsored by Rep.
Garrett Richter (R-Naples) and its Senate
companion SB 1824 by Senator Mike Fasano
(R-New Port Richey) address some of the
public's concern of a potential "credit crisis"
by creating greater transparency in the lend-
ing process and making Florida a model for
other states in similar situations.
"These new consumer protections make
Florida a national leader in combating mort-
gage fraud," said Richter. "Florida's families
can now be confident that they will be treated
fairly by their mortgage broker. This is yet
another example of the Legislature's commit-
ment to securing the dream of home owner-
ship."
According to Majority Leader Adam
Hasner (R-Delray Beach), "These new
requirements help protect Floridians from
the bad actors in the lending industry. House
Republicans will continue to diligently defend
home ownership and make sure that our res-
idents are protected from predatory lenders
who seek to fraudulently profit on the backs
of our families."
In response to a growing mortgage fraud
crisis which is victimizing Floridians at
more than twice the national average, the
Legislature enacted new provisions which
.make Florida a national leader in protecting


homeowners from dishonest lenders.

The new law implements the following
consumer protections:
Law enforcement is provided greater
powers to combat mortgage fraud by increas-
ing fines up to $5,000 for each violation and
by making mortgage fraud a third degree
felony
Increases transparency by requiring that
borrowers must be told, in writing, how
much their lender .is paying to a mortgage
broker
Requires that good faith estimates must
disclose all possible fees from every party
involved in the mortgage including title com-
panies, lenders and brokers
Requires that if loan terms change, the
borrower must be notified no later than three
business days before closing
Increases educational requirements for
licensure of mortgage brokers including
requiring minimum standards for licensure
and expanded continuing education require-
ments to retain a license.
Expands requirements for disclosure
of terms of Adjustable Rate Mortgages in a
form prescribed by federal law including a
"Consumer Handbook on Adjustable' Rate
Mortgages."


Reflections on The Wall:
25th Anniversary Commemorative Publication
Star Publications is honoring all living and depart-
ed Vietnam Veterans in a once-in-a-lifetime special
publication.

A collaborative effort undertaken by the staffs of
The Star and The Times, Reflections on the Wall
ill commemorate the 25th anniversary of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
and feature:
An in-depth history of "The Wall"
Profiles of Gulf and Franklin County's honored
dead
Personal tributes to Vietnam Veterans through-
out Northwest Florida
Expanded coverage of the Beacon Hill exhibi-
tion of "The Wall That Heals," a traveling half-
S scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Information about the future arrival of the
Three Servicemen Statue South (a replica of a
portion of the original statue in Washington) in
Apalachicola

Over 10,000 copies of this glossy, full-color keep-
sake booklet will be distributed in The Star and
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Provisions, named so to
encompass all of their many
options, "can provide you
with the necessities you need
for any event," says owner
Jodi Perez. "That's exactly
what she and her co-workers
did," states junior Meredith
Todd, "when my classmates
and I took a trip to sam-
ple the many dishes served
there. Not only was the staff
efficient and friendly, but the
proportions were delicious
and generous."
According to Tayler
Byrd, "Perez attended the Art
Institute of Atlanta, but says
she actually learned more
about food working in the
kitchen than at school. Her
cooking passion was actually
in her genes passed down to
her from her grandmother."
Jesse Raffield adds,
"When she married her hus-
band Antonio, also a chef
at Provisions, she began
to include his Latin influ-


ence into her Asian and
Mediterranean mix, and
thus a culinary legend was
formed."
While the specialty of the
house is the Mediterranean
Chicken Salad, other delicious
favorites include Tom Tom's
Thai Chicken Salad, Society
Grilled Chicken Sandwich,
Guadalupe's Grilled Steak
Sandwich, Betty Long Board
Burger (named for the own-
er's mom), and Jodi's own
personal favorite the Angel
Hair Pasta with basil and
plum tomatoes topped with
either chicken or shrimp.
Tayler Byrd's "to die for"
dish was the Society Garlic
Chicken Sandwich served
with basil pesto and melted
brie. She also enjoyed the
Guadalupe steak sandwich
with "Argentinean sauce,
grilled veggies and melted,
gooey mozzarella cheese, all
colliding to form a mouthwa-
tering treat."


"When dinner rolls
around," says Sarah Hiscock,"
Provisions offers entrees such
as Rosemary Lamb, Chicken
Piccata, Basil Bowtie, Triple
Cheese Penne and Grilled


Chicken and much more."
Lunch dishes range
from $4 to $11, and dinner
entrees are from $6 to $14.
Provisions is open Monday
through Friday at 11 a.m.,


and serves dinner Wednesday
through Fridayuntil 9:30 p.m.
Angela Cannington adds, "On
Saturday the Perez family is
busy catering weddings and'
parties-providing their spe-



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cial gourmet on the go."
Provisions, located in the
heart of Port St. Joe at 301
Williams Ave., is an amazing
casual dining establishment
with delectable food and
a cozy atmosphere. Jesse
Raffield points out, "To com-
plement the Mediterranean
style of cuisine, they have
coated the main dining area
with rich blue paint that gives
off an almost tangible sense of
wellness when the noon sun
shines through the authentic
bamboo drapes that cascade
around the room."
The gifted students at
Port St. Joe High School
encourage you to come enjoy
a little paradise in paradise.
Experience for yourself the
flavorful morsels that make
your stomach crave them
again and again. Provisions
stands by its words:
"Providing the vision to see
you through any occasion."


BBB Changes Longstanding Business "Member" Status to "BBB Accredited Business"


BBB remains on the
front lines for consumers
with new products, new
resources and a new look

The, Better Business
Bureau (BBB) announced it
has changed the way busi-
nesses affiliated with the
organization are designated,
from "BBB Member" to "BBB
Accredited Business." This
change is part of a larger pub-
lic outreach campaign high-
lighting the valuable informa-
tion, resources and services
BBB offers the public to help
them make informed pre-
purchase decisions.
The new "Accredited"
designation highlights the
fact that businesses affiliated
with BBB contractually agree


to meet and uphold BBB's
high standards for integrity
and reliability when dealing
with consumers. BBB reviews
each potential accredited
business and strictly enforces
its standards, rewarding only
those meeting and upholding
BBB Standards For Trust.
"Accreditation clear-
ly defines what a business
has achieved, stands for
and promises to consu-
ers," said Norman Wright,
President/CEO of your BBB
of Northwest Florida. "BBB
Accredited Businesses pledge
to follow through on their
commitments, deliver on
their promises and right any
wrongs if an honest mistake
has been made."
In a recent survey


conducted by Princeton
Survey Research Associates
International on behalf of
BBB, two-thirds of consum-
ers "say they think the term
BBB Accredited Business is a
better way to identify a com-
pany affiliated with the BBB."
The survey also showed that
seven in 10 consumers (69
percent) "say they would be
more likely to buy from a
BBB Accredited Business."
Other visible changes
at BBB include a new logo,
a redesigned Web site and
a new tagline: "Start With
TrustSM". This new tagline
describes the vision and
spirit of BBB to work with
businesses and consumers to
create a strong marketplace
where buyers and sellers can
trust each other.
"Consumers should
always Start With Trust
with their BBB for reliable,
objective advice, including
which businesses they can
trust and which businesses
they need to avoid," added


Wright. "BBB is, and always
has been, the standard for
trust in business. We want to
make sure the public doesn't
lose out on all the informa-
tion and services that are
available to them."
To further BBB's goal
to cultivate and encourage
trust between consumers
and businesses, BBB has
introduced a series of how-
to books on buying a home,
buying a franchise business
and starting a business on
eBay. "BBB Insiders' Guides"
include information on how
to navigate each process suc-
cessfully while avoiding com-
mon pitfalls and mistakes.
The books are available now
at major retailers such as
Barnes & Noble, Borders and
Books-A-Million and also are
available for purchase on the
BBB Web site at bbb.org.
In addition, BBB contin-
ues to offer the same services
that consumers always have
relied upon for help in every
stage of the buying process,


including:
BBB tips and alerts -
BBB provides pre-purchase
advice for consumers on a
wide range of issues, and
also posts alerts on the latest
consumer scams and fraud
incidences and tips on how
to avoid them.
BBB reports on busi-
nesses and charities -
BBB Reliability ReportsT
on businesses and BBB Wise
Giving ReportsTM on chari-
ties help consumers make
informed decisions and find
trustworthy businesses and
charities ivith factual and
objective information gath-
ered by BBB.'
Complaint and dis-
pute resolution services -
Consumers can contact their
BBB to help them resolve
disputes with any type of
business, and for specific
automobile manufacturer
issues, they can get help from
BBB AUTO LINE@.
BBB also promotes fair-
ness and accuracy in adver-


tising through the National
Advertising Review Council,
which reviews advertis-
ing for truth and accuracy.
Additionally, BBB adminis-
ters the Children's Advertising
Review Unit, which works in
voluntary cooperation with
children's advertisers to
ensure that advertising mes-
sages directed at children are
truthful, accurate and sensi-
tive to that audience.
Most recently, BBB
launched the Children's Food
and Beverage Advertising
Initiative to facilitate respon-
sible marketing and advertis-
ing of healthy food and bever-
ages for America's children.
The initiative already has
pledges from 12 top com-
panies that accounted for
an estimated two-thirds of
children's food and beverage
television advertising expen-
ditures in 2004.
For more information
about BBB and to see and
access new products anid
resources, visit bbb.org.


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SBA Seeks Nominations For 2008 North Florida


Small Business Person
of The Year & Champion
Awards

The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) is seek-
ing nominations for the 2008
North Florida Small Business
Person of the Year and Small
Business Champion awards.
Each year since 1963,
the President of the United
States has designated a
National Small Business
Week. The highlight of Small
Business Week activities is
the presentation of awards
at the district, state and
national levels. The 2008
Small Business Week cele-
bration next year will honor
the small business commu-
nity's many contributions to
the American economy and


society.
National Small Business
Week dates have yet to be
announced.
"You can be part of this
outstanding recognition by
nominating a small business
owner or small business
champion in your commu-
nity for one of these awards,"
said SBA North Florida
District Director Wilfredo J.
Gonzalez.
In North Florida, the
SBA district office selects the
2008 North Florida Small
Business Person of the Year.
That individual will compete
for the State Small Business
person of the Year who in
turn attends the national cel-
ebration in Washington, DC
to compete for the National
Small Business Person of the


Year award. At this celebra-
tion, a national winner is
selected from all the winners
from across the country.
Small Business
Champions of the Year award
categories are for those who
promote small business,
including volunteering time
and services to small busi-
ness interests and groups.
Champions may or may not
be small business owners.
Award categories include:
Minority Small Business
Champion
Veteran Small Business
Champion
Financial Services
Champion
Home-Based Business
Champion
Women in Business
Champion


Small Business
Journalist of the Year
Small Business Exporter
of the Year
Jeffrey Butland Award
for. Family-Owned Small
Business of the Year
SBA Young Entreprenetir
of the Year

Nomination packages
must be received at the North
Florida District Office on or
before Friday, November
23, 2007. To find nomi-
nation guidelines and infor-
mation for these and other
awards visit the SBA North
Florida web site: www.sba.
gov/fl/north. Look under
SPOTLIGHT.


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Environmental Resource Permitting Begins October 1


Havana, Florida-In
response to growing citizen
awareness of interconnected
systems, the first phase of
Environmental Resource
Permitting (ERP), stormwa-
ter rule, takes effect in north-
west Florida on Monday,
October 1. ERP has been
in effect for the rest of the
state for over a decade,
and -last year the Florida
Legislature mandated that
the Northwest Florida Water
Management District work
with the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) to write and imple-
ment new rules for Florida's
Panhandle.
"The old stormwater rule
required pollution control;
we're adding flood control in
the Panhandle," said Grady
"Lee" Marchman, Chief of
the District's new Bureau of


Environmental and Resource
Regulation.
"We're bringing con-
sistency to the state," said
District Executive Director
Douglas E. Barr. "In the four
other water management dis-
tricts, you apply for one ERP
permit. In northwest Florida,
you currently apply for two, a
stormwater permit from the
District and a dredge and fill
permit from DEP After Phase
II (wetlands) begins next
July, you will only need one
permit-from the District."
"As of this fall, regula-
tion that governed four-
fifths of Florida, govern the
Panhandle as well," said
Guy Gowens, Director of the
District's Resource Regulation
Division. "Developers from
west Jefferson to Escambia
County must secure a permit
from the District if their proj-


ect is located entirely in the
uplands and from the DEP if
their project involves wetland
impacts. The goal of Pahse
II is to shift more of the
program, including wetlands
regulation, to the District by
summer 2008."
A 72-page ERP rule and
Applicant's Handbook have
written, reviewed and adopt-
ed. The rule supersedes
those in effect since 1982
requiring large developments
to protect neighbors from
stormwater pollution only.
For the rest of Florida, rules
were added in 1995 requir-
ing projects to be controlled
for stormwater runoff quan-
tity and rate (flood), as well
as cleanliness.
"The rule encour-
ages off-line systems over
on-line ones," Marchman
said. "On-line systems run


stormwater straight through
a retention pond and out
again. Off-line systems divert
the first flush of stormwater
to a retention pond and out
again. Off-line systems divert
the first flush of stormwater
to a retention area reliably
remove 80 percent of average
annual pollutant loading."
The Legislature appro-
priated $2.74 million for
Phase I and $3.8 million for
full implementation, includ-
ing Phase II. However per-
mit revenues are expected
to recoup only a small per-
centage of program costs.
Application fees range from
$300 to $2,500 depending on
project size. A project area of
40-100 acres that impounds
40-120 acre-feet of water,
or one that hardens 12 or
more acres with impervious
surface and also constitutes


more than 40 percent of the
total area, will cost $1,300 to
permit. Projects above those
thresholds will cost $2,500
and below will cost $300.
For east access, offices
were established at two ends
of the District, in Tallahassee
at 2252 Killearn Center
Boulevard (the Delaney
Building, Suite 2D) and in
Crestview at 800 Hospital
Drive.
Of concern to Marchman
is that ERP in the north-
west was required to imple-
ment the "least restrictive"
rule of all the water manage-
ment districts. Written under
clear guidance of the Florida
Statutes, it was a balanc-
ing act, he said. "It required
that we improve water qual-
ity and add flood protection
while taking into account the
unique Panhandle geology.


"Also, we get roughly the
same amount of rainfall on
average but we have'fewer,
more intensive rains so we
are prone to drought and
more prone to larger rainfalls
space out over longer inter-
vals. You need bigger storm-
water ponds that are used
less often."
To prepare developers,
contractors and consult-
ing firms for online permit-
ting, ERP staff conducted
workshops in Tallahassee,
Crestview and Panama City
in September. A tutorial is.
available October 1 on the
ERP web page, http://www.
nwfwmd.state.fl.us/permits/
permits-ERPhtml. A link con-
nects to the DEP rules page
where Applicant's Handbooks
and other resources can be
downloaded.


DEP Readies 161st State Park For Recreational Use


--State park system
developing management
plan for Northwest Florida
park--
The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida Park Service
is welcoming visitors to the
161st state park, St. Marks
River State Park. Located in
Jefferson and Leon coun-
ties, the 2,589-acre property
lies only 20 miles outside
of Tallahassee. The state
park aids in buffering the St.
Marks River from develop-
ment and preserves its water
quality while also protecting
the natural communities in
the floodplain.
"The division will hold
public workshops for inter-
ested community members
to help develop the unit man-
agement plan for the park,"
said Florida Park Service
Director Mike Bullock. "We
anticipate adding a parking
area, accessible restroom
facilities, a picnic facility and
a kiosk with brochures and
information about the park
in the upcoming months."
Rich in cultural and
natural resources, St. Marks
River State Park houses dirt
road systems dating back to
the mid-1800s. State park
archaeologists and resource
managers are studying
these road systems as well


as sinkholes and other cul-
tural sites to develop a his-
torical understanding of the
area. Currently, visitors can
explore the property's wild-
life by hiking or biking on
the park's existing road sys-
tem while the Florida Park
Service develops the man-
agement plan and necessary
infrastructure for the park.
St. Marks River State
Park is home to a variety
of native wildlife for visi-
tors to experience, including
the threatened black bear,
bobcats, fox, deer, turkeys
and fox squirrels. Birding
enthusiasts can spot an array
of hawks, owls and ducks
wading and flying within the
park. The plush river land
provides a scenic assortment
of plant communities includ-
ing a floodplain forest, xeric
hammock, flativoods, san-
dhill and bay heads.
The first two-time Gold
Medal winner honoring the
nation's 'best state park ser-
vice, Florida's state park sys-
tem is one of the largest in
the country with 161 parks
spanning almost 700,000
acres and 100 miles of sandy
white beach. From swimming
and diving in Florida's rivers
and springs to birding and
fishing or hiking and rid-
ing on natural scenic trails,
Florida's state parks offer
year-round outdoor activities


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PUBLIC NOTICE



A Public Hearing will be held at the
Planning and Development Review
Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,


October 16, 2007


at 8:45 a.m.


EST, and at the Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, October 23, 2006 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearingswill be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at
the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss
and act on the following:


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE GULF COUNTY FIVE-
YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
SCHEDULE AND CAPITAL


IMPROVEMENTS


ELEMENT,


PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT
THEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABLITY AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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


Florida's cultural heritage.
For more information
about Florida State Parks,


visit www.FloridaStateParks.
org.


PUBLIC NOTICE



A Public Hearing will be held by the Planning
and Development Review Board (PDRB)
meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2007
at 8:45 a.m. Eastern, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
Eastern. The public hearing will be held in
the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act on
the following:


AN ORDINANCE


ADOPTING THE


EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT
(EAR) FOR THE GULF COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PER THE
EAR REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA
STATUE 163.3191; STATING THE
INTENT OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO AMEND THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BASED UPON
'THE RECOMMENDATION CONTAINED
IN THE REPORT; AND APPROVING
TRANSMITTAL OF THE REPORT TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS AND OTHER REQUIRED
AGENCIES.

EAR documentation can be reviewed at
the two libraries, Clerks Office, Planning
Department and on the County web site.
Web address: www.gulfcountygovernment.
com
Hard copies and/or CD's may be purchase at
the Clerks Office and Planning Department.

The public is encouraged to attend and
be heard on these matters. Information
prior to the meeting can be viewed at the
Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.


Date: October 4 and October 11, 2007


D


PUBLIC NOTICE


COMMISSIONER BILL WILLIAMS
WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE
THAT THERE WILL BE A TOWN HALL
MEETING ON MONDAY, OCTO-
BER 8, 2007 AT 6:00 PM., E.S.T.,
AT THE BEACHES VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS ITEMS
OF INTEREST TO YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEET-
ING WILL TAKE PLACE ONCE EV-
ERY QUARTER.


Thank you,
Commissioner Bill Williams

Publish: September 27 & October 4, 2007 Ad #2007-104

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years


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Ad #2007-109


Date: October 4 and October 11, 2007


Ad #2007-108








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Plans and specifications
can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma-
rina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850)
ANNOUNCEMENTS 227-7200. The bid must
1100- Legal Advertising conform to Section
1110- Classified Notices 287.133(3) Florida Stat-
1120 Public Notices/ utes, on public entity
Announcements crimes. Cost for Plans
1130 Adoptions and Specifications will be
1140- Happy Ads $ 150.00 per set and is
1150- Personals non-refundable. Checks
1160 Lost should be made payable
1170- Found to PREBLE-RISH, INC.


1100

REQUEST FOR BIDS
NO. 0607-42

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
requesting bids from in-
dividuals, corporations or
institutions for the financ-
ing for the Honeyville
Storm 'Shelter/Community
Center, as follows:

Loan Amount
$550,000.00
Loan Terms 5
Years
First Payment Due One
Year after Establishment
of Loan
Competitive interest rates

Please submit four (4)
copies of your bid, indi-
cate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID,
and include the BID NUM-
BER.

Proposals must be sub-
mitted by 4:30 p.m., E.T.
on Friday, October 5,
2007 to the Office of the
Gulf County Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Proposals will be
opened on Monday, Oc-
tober 8, 2007 at 10:00
a.m., E.T, at the Office of
the Gulf County Clerk of
Court.

The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA


This project consists of in-
stalling ADS pipe and
inlets in Americus Ditch.
Pipe sizes range from 24"
to 60" in diameter.

All SUBCONTRACTORS
shall be FDOT Qualified
for the type work they will
be providing.

Completion date for these
projects will be 120
days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed presen-
ted to the successful bid-
der.

Liquidated damages for
failure to complete the
project on the specified
date will be set at $250.00
per day.

Please submit four (4)
copies of your bid and in-
dicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID,
and include the BID NUM-
BER.

Bids will be received until
4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday,
October 19 2007, at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Bids
will be opened at this
same locationon Monday,
October 22, 2007, at 10:00
a.m., E.T.

The Board of County
Commissioners reserves
the right to waive informal-
ities in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid
that in their judgment will
be in the best interest of
Gulf County.

If you have any questions,
please call Bill Kennedy at
(850) 227-7200 or Travis
Justice at (850) 522-0644.

BILL WILLIAMS
CHAIRMAN


By: /s/ Bill Williams, Chair-
man Ad #2007-107


Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor-
ris, Clerk
Ad #2007-105
Publish: September 27 &
October 4, 2007



AMERICUS AVENUE
DITCH
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0708-01

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person,
company or corporation
interested in constructing:

AMERICUS AVENUE
DITCH PIPE INSTALLA-
TION


Publish: October 4 & 11,
2007



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY

CASE NO.: 07-71PR

IN RE: The Estate of
RETTA MAE
SHIRAH,
Decedent.
/

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION

The administra-
t i o n


L 1100
of the Estate of RETTA
MAE SHIRAH, File No.
07-71PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are
as set forth below.

ALL INTEREST-
E D
PERSONS'ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on
whom this Notice is
served who have objec-
tions that challenge the
qualifications of the Per-
sonal Representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court, are required to
file their objections with
this Court within the latter
of three (3) months after
the date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy
of the Notice on them.

Allcreditorsof the
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against Dece-
dent's Estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is
served, within three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice must file their
claims with this Court
within the latter of three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of
a copy of this Notice on
them.

Allcredtorsof the
Decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate
must file their claims with
this Court within three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice.

ALL CLAIMS,
D E
MANDS, AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the
first publication of this No-
tice is: 9/27/07.

Debbie K. Burch
Personal Representative
2009 Marvin Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Timothy J. McFarland, Es-
quire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative

Publish September 27,
October 4, 11 & 18, 2007



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN


1100 I
AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No. 07-269CA

EMERALD COAST FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM N. YOUNG, #5
AND LORI L. YOUNG,
Defendants.


Clerk's Notice of Sale
Under F.S. Chapter 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the
amended Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated Sep-
tember 18, 2007, in the
above-styled cause, I will
sell to the highest and
best bidder for oash at the
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
at 11:00 a.m. (eastern) on
October 16, 2007, the fol-
lowing described prop-
erty:
Lot 2, Block 120, St. Jo-
seph's Addition of the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida as
per Plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 12, of
the Public records of Gulf
County, Florida.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated: 9/18, 2007

Rebecca Norris
Clerk of Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk


Pub. September
October 4.


27 and


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CASE NO.: 07-357 DR

LINDA J. CATANIA,
Petitioner,

and

FRANK CATANIA,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTIN

TO: Frank Catania
Address/Unknown

YOU ARE
HEREBY NOT(IED that a
Petition for Dissolution of
Marriage has- een filed
against you ano that you
are required to serve a
copy of your Response or
Pleading to the' Petition
upon the Petitioner's attor-
ney, Timothy J. *VcFar-
land, 326 Reid Avenue,
Port St.' Joe, Florida,
32456, and file the original
Response or Pleading in
the office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, on or be-
fore the 20th day of Octo-
ber, 2007. If you fail to do
so, a Default Judgment
will be taken against you
for the relief demanded in
the Petition.


1100

DATED at Port St.
Joe, Gulf County, Florida,
this 18th day of Septem-
ber 2007.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

By: Lynn M. Barnes

Publish September 20, 27,
October 7 & 11, 2007


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

CASE NO. 07-203CA


EMERALD
FEDERAL
UNION


COAST
CREDIT


Plaintiff
vs
JAMES E. HALLMAN and
ORSOLYA ERDELYI,
Defendants.
/

Notice of Sale

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to-a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
9/18, 2007 and entered in
Civil Case No. 07-203CA
of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
of the State of Florid, in
and for Gulf County,
wherein Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union, is
Plaintiff and James E. Hall-
man and Orsolya Erdelyi,
are Defendents, I will sell
to the highest bidder for
cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11 a.m., ET on
the 18th day of Oct., 2007
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
Lots Three (3) and Four
(4), Block Two (2), C.L.
Morgan's Addition to the
City of Wewahitchka, as
recorded in the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
Dated this 18th day of
Sept. 2007.

Rebecca Norris
Circuit Court Clerk
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish October 4 and Oc-
tober 11.



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COM-
MUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
FIND THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN AMEND-
MENT
NOT IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO.
07-AHDB1-NOI-
2302-(A)-(N)

The Department gives no-
tice of its intent to find the
Amendment to the Com-
prehensive Plan for the
City of Port St. Joe,
adopted by Ordinance No.
376 on June 5, 2007, NOT
IN COMPLIANCE, pursu-


Sil nooaI.4 I I ISA ool i
] 1100 1100
ant to Sections 163.3184 proceeding by filing that
163.3187 and 163.3189 request with the adminis-
F.S. trative law judge assigned
by the Division ofAdminis-
The adopted City of Port trative Hearings. The
St. Joe Comprehensive choice of mediation shall
Plan Amendment, the not affect a party's right to
Department's Objections, an administrative hearing.
Recommendations, and
Comments Report, (if
any), and the -s-Mike McDaniel,
Department's Statement of C,,ef of Comprehensive
Intent to Find the Compre- Planning
hensive Plan Amendment Division of Community
Not In Compliance will be Planning
available for public inspec- Department of Community
tion Monday through Fri- Affairs
day, except for legal holi- 2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
days, during normal busi- vard
ness hours, at the City of Tallahassee, Florida
Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 32399-2100
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boule- Publish October 4, 2007
vard, Port St. Joe, Florida
32457.


This Notice of Intent and
the Statement of Intent will
be forwarded by petition
to the Division of Adminis-
trative Hearings (DOAH) of
the Department of Man-
agement Services for the
scheduling of an adminis-
trative hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. The purpose
of the administrative hear-
ing will be to present evi-
dence and testimony on
the noncompliance issues
alleged by the Department
in its Objections, Recom-
mendations, and Com-
ments Report and State-
ment of Intent in order to
secure a recommended
order for forwarding to the
Administration Commis-
sion.

Affected persons may pe-
tition to intervene in this
proceeding. A petition for
intervention must be filed
at least twenty.(20) days
before the final hearing
and must include all of the
information and contents
described in Uniform Rule
28-106.205, F.A.C. Pursu-
ant to Section
163.3184(10), F.S., no
new issues may be al-
leged as a reason to find a
plan or plan amendment
not in compliance in a pe-
tition to intervene filed
more than twenty one (21)
days after publication of
this notice unless the peti-
tioner establishes good
cause for not alleging
such new issues within
the twenty one (21) day
time period. The petition
for intervention shall be
filed at DOAH, 1230 Apa-
lachee Parkway, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3060,
and a copy mailed or de-
livered to the local govern-
ment and the Department.
Failure to petition to inter-
vene within the allowed
time frame constitutes a
waiver of any right such a
person has to request a
hearing pursuant to Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to participate in
the administrative hearing.


Statement of Ownership
Management, and Circula-
tion
Publication Title
The Star
Publication Number:
518880
Filing Date: October 4,
2007
Issue Frequency: Weekly
Number of Issues
Published annually 52
Annual Subscription
Price:
In County $23.00
Out of County $33.00
Contact Person:
Melissa Haire
Telephone (850) 747-5055
Complete Mailing Address
of Known Office Of Publi-


cation
135 W. Highway 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
General Business Office of
Publisher:
P.O. Box 1940
Panama City, FL 32402
'Publisher:
Karen Hanes
P.O. Box 1940
Panama City, FL 32402
Editor:
Tim Croft
135 W. Highway 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner:
Florida Freedom Newspa-
pers, Inc.
(a Florida Corporation)
P.O. Box 1940
Panama City, FL 32402
Freedom Newspapers,
Inc.
(a Delaware Corporation)
P.O. Box 19549
Irvine, CA 92713
Known Bondholders,
Mortgagees and Other
Security Holders Owning
or Holding 1 Percent or
More of total Amount of
Bonds, Mortgages, or
Other Securities:
Freedom Newspaper
Acquisitions, Inc.
17666 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614
Freedom Communica-
tions, Inc.
17666 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614
Publication Title:
The Star
Issue Date for Circulation
Data Below
August 30, 2007
Extent and Nature of


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Circulation
Average No. Copies each
Issue During Preceding"
12
Months Actual No. Copies
of Single Issue Published
Nearest to Filing Date
Total Number of Copies: -
Avg. 3,828 Actual: 3,710
Paid and/or Requested
Circulation
Paid/Requested Outside
County Mail Subscriptions
Stated on Form 3541
Avg: 767 Actual: 727
Paid In County
Subscriptions Stated on
Form 3541
Avg: 153 Actual: 136
Carriers, Street Vendors,
Counter Sales and
Other Non USPS Paid
Distribution
Avg: 2,179 Actual: 2,198
Paid Distribution by Other
Classes of Mail Through
the USPS
Avg: 0 Actual: 0
Total Paid Distribution
Avg: 3,099 Actual: 3,061
Free Distribution By Mail:
In County as Stated on
Form 3541
Avg: 0 Actual: 0
Free Distribution By Mail
Outside County
Avg: 0 Actual: 0
Free Distribution Outside
the Mail
Avg: 9 Actual : 6
Total Free Distribution:
Avg: 9 Actual: 6
Total Distribution
Avg: 3,108 Actual: 3,067 -
Copies not Distributed
Avg: 720 Actual: 643
Total


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October 4, 2007 issue 25th Ave., Northport, AL 3110 Appliances athliNEEDED Opportunities Landlord pays water, dep. 4 mi from Mex bch. loc'd on 4 lots. (200x156)
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Manager orOwner NOTICE OF CANCELLA- 3170 ies Long Ave. 1-866-280-5309 $500-$1000 Cash Daily Storage Units for rent, Bayiew very conven-
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derstand that anyone who The Regular Monthly 3240 s Multi Family Yard evaluate local Stores, Mexico Beach 648-5276
furnishes false or mislead- Meeting of the Port St. Joe 3250 Good Things to Eat Sale Restaurants & Theaters. Bar and Grill located on Mexico Bch for Ise No
ing information on this Port Authority, scheduled 3260 Health & Fitness Sat .7:30a-Noon Flexible hours, M o B h. E ent smk/pets, 3 br, 2 ba fum'd
for or who omits mate- for Monday, October 83270 Jewelry/Clothing Rain or Shine Training provided. opportunity to own a turn MH w/deck, 1 blk to bch, I 7150
rial or information re- 2007, at 5:00 p.m, October 8, 3280 Machinery/ Corner of Bay St & 1-800-585-9024 ext 6708 key business. Completely dishwasher, fridge, W/D, Gulf View corner lot, st
quest o e form r at the Gulf County Public 3290 E..T. Equipment Hwy98stocked with liquor and 6110 Ch&a. $975 mo + utilities bck off beach. Sacrifice @
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D1.5 ba, brick, F wet bar 106 N. 35th St. 3 br Mo-
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the Gulf County Clerk's For Sale? KKPt St Joe career interview Earn up to $100- FOR RENT in Wewa. $200mo inl 130
the Gulf County Clerk's For Sale? KK: Pt. St. Joe $300/day. All looks, types,
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on Friday, October 5, (Gulfaire area) 420 Reid Ave., Post Office Now Hiring. Regular cab, Great runn-
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at this same location on Furniture' ems, y tems Neubauer $57K annually including V8, 460 engine, 8' bed.
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at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Paid Training, Vacations. CH&A, carport. $700 per
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Gulf County School Board Minutes I


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Tuesday, August 14 ,
2007
The Gulf County
School Board met in regu-
lar session on August 14.
2007, at 10:00 A. M.. at
their Administrative Of-
fices in Port St. Joe. The
following Board members
were present: Chairman
Billy C. Quinn, Jr, Vice-
Chairman Linda R. Wood,
George M. Cox, Danny
Little and John Wright.
The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also
present.
I. HEAR FROM
.PUBLIC: Mr. Brian Phil-
lips, newly elected Execu-
tive Director of the Gulf
County Educators Associa-
tion, introduced himself to
the Board and expressed
his desire for the School
Board and the GCEA to en-
joy a productive relation-
ship for the benefit of the
employees and students
of the Gulf County School
District.
II. ADOPTION
OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Cox and seconded
by Mr. Wright the Board


unanimously approved
the amended agenda to
include the replacement of
page 5 and the addition of
pages 7a-7i.
III. CONSENT
ITEMS: On motion by
Mrs. Wood and seconded
by Mr. Little the Board
voted unanimously to take
the following action:
Approved July 31 and
August 8 Minutes as sub-
mitted.
S PERSONNEL: Ap-
proved Sherron Miller for
the advertised instruction-
al position at Wewahitchka
Middle School for school
year 2007-2008.Approved
Judy Owens for the K-3
Teacher position at Port
St. Joe Elementary School
for school year 2007-2008.
Approved Laura Blanda for
the Hospital/Homebound
Teacher position at Wewa-
hitchka Middle School for
school year 2007-2008.
Approved Jeremy Dixon
as a substitute teacher.
Approved request from
Margaret Mathis for her
son (Arthur Lanier) and
daughter (Lindsey High-
tower) to attend school
in Gulf County for school
year 2007-2008. Although


Mrs. Mathis and the two
children live in Franklin
County she is continu-
ing her employment at
the Gulf County Sheriff's
Department. Franklin
County School District
has approved this request.
(Note: The placement of
Arthur Lanier into Gulf
Academy is granted with
certain restrictions.)
IV PROGRAM
MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Wright and seconded
by Mr. Little the Board
voted unanimously to take
the following action:
Approved the 2007-
2008 Articulation Agree-
ment with Gulf Coast
Community College as
submitted.
Approved Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School's fi-
nal Report of Progress for
2006-2007.
Approved 2007-2008
School Improvement Plans
(under separate cover) for
the following schools:Port
St. Joe Elementary School,
Port St. Joe Middle School,
Port St. Joe High School.
Wewahitchka Elementary
School and Wewahitchka
High School.
Approved the 2006-
2007 Financial Statements


as submitted.
V. SUPERINTEN-
DENT'S REPORT:
VI. BOARD MEM-
BER CONCERNS:
VII. ADJOURN-
MENT: On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by Mr:
Little the meeting was ad-
journed at 10:40 A. M.
Workshop Imme-
diately Following Board
Meeting *
(No Action Taken)
AGENDA
Drug Testing
Superintendent's Re-
port
Board Member Con-
cerns

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Tuesday, August 28,
2007
The Gulf County
School Board met in spe-
cial session on August 28,
2007, at 5:30 P M., at their
Administrative Offices in
Port St. Joe. The follow-
ing Board members were


present: Chairman Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., Vice-Chairman
Linda R. Wood, George
M. Cox, Danny Little and
John Wright. The Super-
intendent and Board Attor-
ney were also present.
I. HEAR FROM
PUBLIC: None
II. ADOPTION OF
AGENDA: On motion by
Mr. Wright and seconded
by Mrs. Wood the Board
unanimously approved
the amended agenda to in-
clude the addition of pages
16a and 16b.
III. CONSENT
ITEMS: On motion by
Mr. Cox and seconded by
Mr. Little the Board voted
unanimously to take the
following action:
PERSONNEL MAT-
TERS: Approved Joy Ash-
brook's request for mater-
nity leave from her first
grade teaching position at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School for September 4,
2007 through October 15,
2007. Approved Karen So-
renson to fill the vacant So-
cial Studies position at We-
wahitchka Middle School
effective August 21, 2007.
Approved Clayton Wooten
to serve as a contracted


part-time Math Coach at
Wewahitchka High Schopl
for school year 2007-2008.
This position will maintain
the District's compliance
with requirements of the
Assistance Plus Plan.Ap-
proved Benjamin Tidwell
to fill the Assistant Com-
puter Technician position
(Port St. Joe area) effective
August 27. 2008.Approved
changing Nancy Brock-
man's job classification
from Teacher Aide III to
Teacher Aide II and that
she work a 7% hour work-
day instead of 7 hours.
Both changes are effective
school year 2007-2008.
Approved Jewell Hopper
as an eight hour teacher's
aide for school year 2007-
2008. The additional hour
is for the purpose of trans-
porting ESE students from
Port St. Joe Elementary
School home in the after-
noons. Approved chang-
ing Wewahitchka Middle
School Secretary Nicki
Holley from a Secretary
III to a Secretary II, effec-
tive September 2, 2007.
Approved an assignment
change at Wewahitchka
Middle School for Jane
Wade. Mrs. Wade is mov-
ing from Teacher's Aide
in Physical Education to


Teacher's Aide in EAcep-
tional Student Education
effective school year 2007-
2008.Approved Oletha
Bowers to fill the vacant
teacher's aide (physical
education) position at We-
wahitchka Middle School
effective August 29, 2007.
Approved Equillar Wil-
liams for the Food Service
four-hour cashier position
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School effective August 30,
2007.
STUDENT MATTERS:
CALHOUN COUNTY STU-
DENTS: Approved paren-
tal requests for the fol-
lowing Calhoun. County
students to attend Gulf
County Schools:Leann
Pridgeon, Emily VanCour,
Aimee Covey and Katrina
Miles.

IV. PROGRAM
MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Little and seconded
by Mrs. Wood the Board
voted unanimously to take
the following action:
Approved the follow-
ing addition to the Student
Progression Plan:"Middle
School students who en-
roll in a high school course
and earn a grade of "C" or
lower may use the forgive-


ness policy."
Approved the federal
grant position for Coordi-
nator of the Florida Sub-
stance Abuse Response
Guide (SARG).
Approved a Proposal
for Related Services for
a Special Needs Student.
This agreement provides
for a counselor who will
render services to the
student as stated on the
Individual Educational
Plan (IEP) for school year
2007-2008. The total cost
of this service is $500 and
services will begin on Sep-
tember 17, 2007, for ten
sessions.
V. SUPERINTEN-
DENT'S REPORT:
VI. BOARD MEM-
BER CONCERNS:
VII. ADJOURN-
MENT:


EXECUTIVE
SION:


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Meeting Place: Martin
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The Time: will be at 8:00
a.m.
The Date: October 6,
2007

Start at Home
We need volunteers
Contact Eddie Fields at
899-5105
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- October 8 Dr. John Himes
will enlighten us on "the impor-
tance of snakes to the people
and natural communities of
the Florida Panhandle."
7:00 PM at Panama
Garden Club
Public welcome
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GFWC Gulf Coast
Woman's Club is sponsoring
the 5th Annual "Decorating
for the Holidays" with Kirby
Holt, AIFD Award Winning
Floral Designer. Tuesday,
October 23, 10:00 a.m. or
6:30p.m. attheTrinityCenter,
1st United Methodist Church
903 E. 4th ST. Panama City.
There will be Demonstrations
& Decorating Ideas. See how
to put Christmas Tree lights
on in 5 minutes. Many Fall
and Holiday arrangements
as well as Tree ornaments
for sale with up to 25% dis-
counts. This show will get
SOLD OUT so purchase your
tickets early. Advanced tick-
ets are $10 good for either
show, at the door $12. Gulf
Coast Woman's Club to ben-
efit community charities. For
.more information call: 769-
2613 or 236-7560.


November 16-17, 2007,
1-night/2-days, Callaway
Gardens/Candle Light Tour,
Warms Springs, GA and
enjoy thousands of Christmas
lights, visit FDR Home Place
and Museum.
November 29-30, 2007,
1-night/2-days to Mobile,
AL to enjoy the Gaithner
Homecoming Concert, then
on to Foley, AL. Eat at the
Home of the Throw Rolls.
December 8-12, 2007,
3-nights/4-days, Christmas in
Pigeon Forge, TN, Blackbear
Jamboree Dinnerand Shoe,
Triumphant Gospel Show,
Christus Gardens, The
Miracle Play & other places
of interest.
For more information
and reservations:
Merita Stanley
4439 Franklin St.
Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-4799


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of the key steps to financial depends on the le
security and the realization of the most popui
of the "American Dream". For are:
most people, buying a home 30-Year F
is the single most important The monthly pa
financial decision that they interest rate are th
will ever make. The Florida 30 years. A 30-Year
Association of Mortgage plan offers unma
Brokers (FAMB) would like ability; consumers
to make sure consumers are their financial obli
aware that a wide variety of for the next 30 y
loan programs exist and that because this is a 3
consumers will ultimately be period instead of
the ones to choose which loan time period, mo
program they will use. ments will be mc
Prior to making that deci- compared to short
sion, the FAMB recommends plan.
that borrowers discuss all 15-Year I
appropriate program options The monthly pa
in detail with their mortgage interest rate are th
professional such as FAMB 15 years. Like th
members who subscribe to a Fixed Rate, the 15
strict code of ethics. offers the consum
Consumers and their However, consume
mortgage professionals need on a much more
to consider factors such as monthly payment
how long they Intend to live in with a 15-Year Fixe
the home, how much money than a 30-Year Fixe
they have for a down payment 3-Year
and whether the consumer Rate The month
is looking for consistency or and interest rate ai
flexibility with their mortgage for three years. B
payment before making a the fourth year, tl
final decision. It is extremely payment and intere
important for consumers to rise' every year fo
understand that a fixed rate of the loan perloc
mortgage is one where the to a 3-Year Adjum
interest rate stays the same Mortgage is to get
throughout the life of the loan house in order
while an adjustable rate mort- the first adjustmer
gage means that the interest nance. These loans
rate will begin at one level and than other loans,
adjust to higher rate at a pre- viable option for i
determined intervals through- when utilized corr
out the life of the loan. 1-Year
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Parkway) Construction to attend. For moo
Traffic flow along Hwy 98 tion, please contact
between Tyndall Parkway and Activities Office at
the DuPont Bridge may be -TynMan Tria
affected by construction dur- Dualthl
ing off-peak traffic hours for The Compa:
the next few months. Single Officer Council is
lane closures along stretches TynMan Tri/Duall
of Hwy 98 may delay traffic a.m. Oct. 20 on T'
traveling to and from Tyndall. The event, which
During peak traffic, fr m 6:30 Eagle Drive in ba,
to 9 a.m., both lanes heading includes a triathlon
east will remain open and ter swim, 12-mile
from 3 to 6 p.m. both lanes and a 5-kilometer
heading west will remain a dualthlon event
open. run, 12 mile bike
Speakers Available 5-km run.)
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your next community func- in participating c
tion? lyndall has an active at www.Active.con
speakers' bureau, which pro- TynMan) or by
vides local organizations pub- Kevin Lawracy at
lic speakers .for community racy@tyndall.af.mj
events free, of charge. Topics Wilkinson at pat
of speeches can range from son@tyndall.af.mil
general Air Force mission .Trophies will
overviews to Tyndall-specific ed to the top th
topics. For more information ers in each categ
or to arrange for a speak- ing overall male a
er, contact, the 325th Fighter Additionally, there
Wing Public Affairs Office at events for family
283-4500. ticipants during ai
Hispanic Heritage race, which inclu
Luncheon costume contest
The Hispanic Heritage or-treating in the
Luncheon is scheduled frbm lage. All proceeds
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday CGOC and Combii
at the Club. The cost for club Campaign.
members is $12 and for non- 2007 Hurri
club i embers is $13. Live Preparedness
entertainment will be fea- The 325th Civ
tured. For more details, call Squadron readinee
Staff Sgt. Vanessa Gorls at hold hurricane pr
283-7026 or Capt. Francisco briefings for all b;
Vega at 282-4623. nel and their depel
Quarterly Retiree Activity briefs are schedule
Office Meeting 4 and Nov. 1 at
There will be a RAO Enlisted Club at
meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 in Another set of b
the 325th Mission Support scheduled for 0
Squadron conference room Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. i
204 in building 662. All Weapons Evaluat
retired military members and auditorium. Atte


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2:30 p.m. For more inforr
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itact the 325th
flight at 283-

hild Care
s Needed
.y Child Care
individuals to
care for stan-
shifts, swing
shifts and for
special needs. If
sted in provid-
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provider orien-
dates. There is
to be licensed
videe childcare
ng. For more
all 283-2266.
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lay, Thursday
nd 7:15 a.m.
. Wednesday.
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For More Information :
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* Tour availability is on a first come basis and
space is limited registration suggested
* Boating trips and off-site birding trips, pre-
registration suggested deposit/suggested
donation of $10 (includes membership in
Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves)
* All other activities free


October 6,.2007
/Port St. Joe, Florida

Loc tion: St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center
39 5 County Road 30-A, Port St. Joe, FL

Low Country Shrimp Boil
Guided Field Trips
Wading Tours
Birding Trips ,
Astronomy Walk and Talk


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> Aquatic Preserve Boat and Wading Tours
= Buffer Preserve Backcountry tour
= Cape San Bias Birding tour
> Migratory Hawk Watch on the Deal Tract
-> Birding at the Deal Tract
=> How to Read the Woods Walking tours
> Astronomy Walk and talk


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and interest rate are the same
for the first year of the mort-
gage and then may rise at a
pre-determined interval there-
after. It is important to make
sure that you are capable of
meeting the monthly payment
when the interest rate adjusts
and work with your mortgage
originator to figure out a way
to refinance accordingly.
5-Year Balloon
Mortgage The monthly pay-
ment and interest rate are
the same for five years. At the
end of the fifth year, the loan
is due in full, which means
the borrower must refinance
into a new loan program if
they are staying in the home,
or sell the home and pay the
loan balance in full.
Interest Only
Mortgage The consumer
only pays interest for a fixed
period of time instead of mak-
ing payments towards princi-
pal as well, which keeps the
monthly payments low.
"There are a tremendous
amount of options out there
for consumers," said Ritch
Workman, President of the
FAMB. "Ultimately, the choice
will be up to the consumer. It
is important that they become
experts on these choices and
mortgage professionals are
there to help in that pro-
cess."
For more information or
to find a mortgage broker in
your area, visit the consumer
information page on the FAMB
website at www.famb.org.






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St. Joseph Bay Buffer and

Aquatic Preserves Present


Educators about Court Option -.LoweCony Booar
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The September meeting
of the Franklin/Gulf Retired
Educators Association was
held at the Gulf County Public
Library. The speaker, Gulf
County Judge Fred Witten,
gave an interesting presenta-
tion which described a court
he has set up for juvenile
offenders accused of misde-
meanors. The court is com-
posed of peer adolescents
who have been trained to use
appropriate jurisprudence
procedures.
Members in attendance
also approved the year's
schedule of meetings which
will include participating
for the third year in a 5th
grade essay contest entitled,
"What My Grandparent or
Grandparent Figure means
to Me" and scheduling a yard
sale to raise money for schol-
arships in the spring.


The next meeting will
be a Pot Luck Carry In
Luncheon at the New Bethel
AME Church in Port St. Joe
on Monday, November 12. Dr.
Lettie White, Florida Retired
Educators Association
(FREA) District 2 Trustee,
will be the speaker.
FREA has been work-
ing since 1954 to represent
retired educators. Three
major goals are to promote
the well being of retired edu-
cators, to encourage commu-
nity service and to support
public education. The local
organization is open to all
retired professional educa-
tors as well as active educa-
tors and other school per-
sonnel.
For membership infor-
mation call Annada at 653-
8493.


Book Signing by Local Author
Local author Sheryl Grace Grimes will be signing her
book The Spiriting on Oct. 6, from 1:00 3:00 at Palm Tree
Book Store in Port St. Joe.
NPR will be in the store to conduct interviews with the
author.







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Guided Boat and Field Trips
highlight the Incredible St.
Joseph Bay Aquatic and
Buffer Preserve-
St. Joseph Buffer and
Aquatic Preserves-Come out,
explore, celebrate, and enjoy
the beauty of our Preserves
on Saturday, October 6, 2007
at the Preserve Center on
Highway 30A in Gulf County.
Activities include boat tours
of the Aquatic Preserve and
wading/snorkeling trips to
the sea grass beds in the Bay,


f the backcountry of
fPr PrPeserveT a hanrc-


on "Reading the Woods" pro-
gram in the Preserve, Birding
Trips to the Deal Tract of
the Buffer Preserve and Cape
San Bias, a Low Country Boil,
musical entertainment, and
an after-dark astronomy pro-
gram. This is a great oppor-
tunity to experience the many
facets of these exceptional
Preserves. All proceeds go to
benefit the Preserves.
For a complete schedule
and to sign up for the field
trips, go to stjosephbaypre-
serves.org. See you there.


Lecture At FSU Coastal &

Marine Lab:
In Sea, Being Rare Can Make Reproduction Tricky


On Thursday, Oct. 11, at
7 p.m., the public is invited
to attend the next in a series
of free lectures at the Florida
State University Coastal and
Marine Laboratory, .located
on Highway 98 in St. Teresa,
Fla. Refreshments will be
served. The Oct. 11 lecture --
"Has Anyone Seen My Date?
The Consequences of Being
Rare in the Sea" -- will be
presented by Don Levitan,
a professor in the FSU bio-
logical sciences department.
Levitan's research focuses on
the ecology and evolution of
marine invertebrates and the
interactions between ecologi-
cal processes, natural and
sexual selection, and molecu-
lar evolution.
Most marine organisms
reproduce by releasing eggs
and sperm into the sea, and
the chances of an egg and
sperm finding each other,
depend on environmental
conditions, the distribution
and abundance of males and
females, and the traits of the
adults and gametes. In the

upcoming lecture, Levitan
will discuss how these fac-
tors influence patterns of fer-
tilization. He also will explain
how being rare (e.g. because
of over-harvesting) or com-
mon affects the likelihood
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operated the current facility
since the late 1960s, when it
was dedicated in Ball's name.
To learn more about research
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