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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: October 11, 2007
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69th Year, Number 51 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 26 Pages

October 11, 2007

Returning to Roots

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The St. Joe Company is returning to its
The state's largest landowner announced
Monday that it will undertake a major restruc-
turing in the coming months.
The restructuring is aimed at focusing
energies on its major developments in Gulf,
Bay and Walton counties while continuing to
forge partnerships across a variety of plat-
In simple terms, the company will return
to being a land company rather than a devel-
"We are turning back to the land and land
entitlements," said Jerry Ray, vice president
for corporate communications.
Entitlements mean the process by which
state, county and water management district
permitting is accomplished. St. Joe is and
will continue to be the region's major pro-
vider of entitled land.
"That's where our main expertise is and
that's where developers need some help." Ray
It is the latest transformation for a com-
pany that spent decades in the paper busi-
ness and the past 10 years in the land devel-
opment business.

As Peter Rummell, president and CEO
of St. Joe, noted in a letter to shareholders
and stakeholders, the company will build
upon the partnerships forged over the past
10 years while transitioning out of the end-
developer business.
Ray emphasized the move was more
driven by maximizing the future value of
the hundreds of thousands of acres that the
company owns and less about a real estate
market that has cooled significantly the past
couple of years.
"The market is what it is," Ray said. "But
this is not that much related to the market.
"We could not be the end developer on
everything. This is about taking a step that
had to be taken."
The company will now focus most of
its energies and resources on three major
developments in the region:-the relocation
of the Bay County-Panama City International
Airport to West Bay and development of the
surrounding lands; the WaterSound resort in
Walton County and WindMark Beach in Gulf
The company will also continue to focus
on infrastructure, for example land needed
for new roadways and right-of-ways.
Further, the company will also sell
100,000 in non-contiguous lands in the region

with commercial entitlements as it sheds its
non-core assets.
The practical effect in Gulf County, Ray
said, will be felt on several fronts.
"Over 15 months there will be jobs lost,
but the net number of jobs in Gulf County
will grow," Ray said. "They will be shifted
Precisely how many jobs will be lost
through the company's restructuring is not
clear, but in his letter Rummell noted that
the company would take a $7 million charge
against earnings over the next two years for
employee severance packages.
The local job losses, Ray said, will be
offset as St. Joe partners with developers and
contractors to lay the foundation for what has
been the company's master plan, which also
includes the Sacred Heart Hospital in Gulf
County and the town center in Port St. Joe.
"You are going to see additional compa-
nies, different contractors, different develop-
ers," Ray said, bringing new jobs with them.
"We are reaching out to others in all catego-
"I think from the economic development
standpoint, there will be others who will be
working under our master plan."

WHS Students Attend

Constitution Day

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Five of Wewahitchka High School's best
students took a break from school recent-
ly to learn the finer points of the U.S.
Their teachers were none other than
Florida's Supreme Court justices, who invit-
ed representatives from Florida schools
to Tallahassee for the court's 3rd annual
Constitution Day.
Wewahitchka High School government
teacher Matt Bullard selected Meleah Lister,
Gayla Williamson, Katlyn Gortman, Geoffrey
Manor and Tyler Bush to attend the interac-
tive educational program that teaches Florida
students about their fundamental rights as
Bullard chose the students for their
outstanding academic records and proven
"They're a pleasure to be with, to teach,
to take on a field trip, to be around, and I
have a lot of them like that," said Bullard,
who wished he could take more than five.
The students toured the Supreme Court
building and completed a multiple-choice
pretest intended to assess their knowledge of
the Constitution.
The students viewed the questions on a
large screen and made their selections using
hand-held electronic voting devices called
Because Bullard began the school year
with lessons on the Articles of Confederation,
the students found themselves stumped by
many of the questions.
"I knew about half of it," confessed
"We got lucky every now and then,"
added Gortman.
The students then divided into breakout
sessions led by the justices, who discussed a
variety of Constitutional issues.
The discussions were interesting, or
less-than-dynamic, depending on who -you
talk to.
Lister, who aspires to be a lawyer, was
fascinated by the Peruvian civil rights activ-
ists who addressed her group, and Chief
Justice R. Fred Lewis impressed Manor with
his down-to-earth personality and helpful
"He told us, 'If you don't get involved,
people will take advantage of you,'" recalled

(See COURT on Page 2A)

JROTC Cadet Receives Legion of Valor Bronze Cross

It's a proud moment for everyone when On Tuesday at Port St. Joe High School,
leaders recognize an up-and-coming one of military veterans did just that when, through
their own. the school's JROTC program, they awarded
JROTC Company
Commander Molly
Matty the prestigious
Legion of Valor
Bronze Cross for

Marie Logan/The Star
As Lt. Cmdr. Marty Jarosz read the certificate, Lynn Matty looked on s Barbara Matty pinned the Legion of Valor
Bronze Cross for Achievement on their daughter, Port St. Joe High School JOTC Company Commander Molly Matty.

In a small
ceremony held at the
school, Lieutenant
Commander Marty
Jarosz, United States
Navy (Retired) and
Senior Naval Science
Instructor of the
school's JROTC
program, presented
Matty with the medal
and certificate,
detailing the history of
the honor and reading
the citation aloud.
Members of the
Matty's parents, Lynn
and Barbara Matty,
and leaders of the
JROTC program
listened and watched.
"This is an
extremely, extremely
high honor, not only
for Cadet Matty, but for
everyone who helped
her get here," Jarosz
told the assembly.
"That includes her
mom and dad, and
each cadet in this

program. So congratulations to you all," he
Jarosz told the gathering that out of
65 Florida schools nominating cadets for
the honor, "only two are chosen for this
distinction. It is indeed an honor."
Barbara Matty, a science teacher at the
high school, pinned the small bronze cross
on her daughter's uniform, which was already
filled almost to capacity.with other ribbons
and awards.
Then Matty looked at the certificate,
which Jarosz had handed her, and said,
"This is cool. When I first heard I had
received the award, I didn't really know about
it, but I looked it up online and realized its
significance. I am very honored."
According to Jarosz, the Legion of Valor
is an elite veteran's organization whose
membership is limited to those heroes having
received the Medal of Honor, Distinguished
Service Cross, Navy Cross or Air Force Cross
- the four highest honors earned by military
personnel during military times.
Jarosz said the distinction is awarded
annually to outstanding cadets to recognize
achievement of scholastic excellence in
Naval Science and academic subjects, and to
stimulate development of leadership.
Matty said she was not planning a career
in the military, but was in the JROTC program
"because it's just really a great program that
promotes all the values I love."
She said she was currently looking at
attending the Florida Institute of Technology
or North Carolina State University to major
in molecular biology or biochemistry, in
preparation for a career in pharmaceuticals.


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A car crash Saturday afternoon at the corner of Garrison-Avenue and Cecil Costin Boulevard evidently left no one seriously injured, as
city police reported that no one was transported to a medical facility. At press time, no other details on the accident were available from
the Port St. Joe Police Department.

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer



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Gortman seized the
opportunity to tell her jus-
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The justice lent his sup-
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"He said it was a good
idea; that we were doing a
good job of getting it out to
the public," said Gortman.
Williamson was less
impressed by her Supreme
Court justice than by a stu-
dent who announced his
intentions to run for presi-
dent in 2028.
The student, noted
Williamson, answered every
question correctly and was
serious about his presiden-
tial bid.
Bullard also managed to
get in some face time with
the justices, whom he met at
a week-long Justice Teaching
Institute this summer.
He praised Chief Justice
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"He has a sincere desire
to educate the children of
Florida about government
and I was so impressed with
that," said Bullard.
Bullard has invited the
Chief Justice to a give a pre-
sentation at Wewahitchka
High School, and is currently
working to coordinate sched-
At the close of
Constitution Day, the stu-
dents took a second test,
and found that their knowl-
edge of the Constitution had
increased tremendously.
"We got a lot more right
than we did the first time,"
noted Gortman.
All the students spoke
positively of their experience,
and Lister applauded the jus-
tices' efforts to engage young
people in the study of govern-
"I think they really want-
ed us to get an interest in
government. They kept talk-
ing about us being the next
generation of Supreme Court
Though Lister envisions
a legal career in her future,
she does not see herself as a

going to be a lawyer, I'd be
more interested in helping
people who couldn't afford



Students Geoffrey Manor, Gayla Williamson, Tyler Bush, Katlyn Gortman and Meleah Lister
join their Wewahitchka High School government teacher, Matt Bullard, on the steps of the Florida
Supreme Court building.

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Court building in Tallahassee.

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Wewahitchka Residents Want FDOT to Back Off

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Some citizens of
Wewahitchka want their city
left alone.
That was the message
that Wewahitchka resident
to the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners dur-
ing their regular bi-monthly
meeting on Tuesday night.
Bandjough told the board
that she spoke for the more
than 500 of Wewahitchka's
1,500 residents who had
signed a petition ask-
ing Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) to
leave S.R. 71 as it currently
Bandjough referenced her
letter to the editor published
in this issue of The Star, in
which she wrote about the
proposed changes by FDOT
to 1.2 miles of S.R. 71 from
Britt Avenue to Pine Street in
She also referenced an
Aug. 21 presentation by FDOT
to basically "tell" residents
that FDOT planned to take

five feet from each side of the
highway for a bike lane, thus
reducing the existing vehicle
lanes by 10 feet.
Bandjough presented
a laundry list of reasons
of why about one-third of
Wewahitchka residents
opposed the plan, including
the fact that FDOT refused to
allow public discussion and
input into the proposed proj-
ect, that safety for bike riders
was a definite issue, and that
so few people actually used
bike lanes in Wewahitchka
that it was a waste of money.
She also took the com-
missioners to task for non-
communication with citizens,
telling the board that "the
citizens expected the board to
act in their best interest, but
you didn't."
She also told the board
that "99.9 percent of the peo-
ple signing that petition said
that somewhere down the
line there will be some sort
of retaliation by the county
Commissioner Billy
Traylor, who lives in
Wewahitchka and whose

district includes the city,
immediately took issue with
Bandjough's statements.
Traylor said he had not
received any complaints at
all, and the two sparred brief-
ly before Commission chair
Billy Williams asked them to
Williams asked Bandj ough
to send him the petition so he
could forward it to FDOT offi-
cials, agreeing with Bandjough
that "FDOT very often does
this exactly they come in and
give an information presenta-
tion and do what they want."
Williams also asked
Bandjough to speak about
her concerns at the next
meeting "to strengthen her
argument to FDOT," and to
get the City of Wewahitchka to
write a protest to FDOT.
Traylor offered for the
county commissioners to
write a letter of support back-
ing the city of Wewahltchka's
objections to the project.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
County administrator
Don Butler announced that

the county's ISO, or fire pro-
tection rating, had dropped to
a four, out of a possible 10.
According to Butler, for
several years the rating was
a five, but suddenly soared to
an eight in August of 2006.
After working with the
company that sets and rates
the standards, Butler said
large tracts of land within the
county were discounted from
the rating area because the
land was unbuildable. That,
combined with the excellent
records of the county Building
Department, Butler said,
brought the rating down.
Lower ISO ratings trans-
late into lower fire insurance
costs for county homeowners,
Butler said.
The board voted unan-
imously to accept the low-
est bid of 3.75 percent from
Branch Banking and Trust of
Columbia, South Carolina, for
financing construction cost
overruns for the Honeyville
Storm Shelter/Community
As the board had dis-
cussed at a previous meet-
ing, an additional $550,000

is needed to complete the
shelter, bringing the total con-
struction figure, at this point,
to over $1 million.
At the Sept. 27 coun-
ty board meeting, a resident
asked if safety features, such
as reflective markers and pos-
sibly speed bumps could be
installed on S.R. 30-A just
east of the intersection of
C.R/S.R. 30-A and C.R./S.R.
This was in response to
the early Sept. single-car acci-
dent that killed a Gulf County
teen along that stretch of the
narrow Cape road where sev-
eral other drivers had already
Commissioners decided
with a 5-0 vote to add reflec-
tive markers to the road-
way, plus speed bumps 'at
the intersection of Industrial
Road and S.R. 71 just north
of Port St. Joe.
A representative of Gulf
Asphalt Company (GAC)
told the board that GAC had
already placed speed bumps
along S.R. 30-A as a donation
to the county.
The board voted unani-

mously to begin the process
of public hearings on the idea
of trying to obtain the land
surrounding Butler Bay Road,
leading from U.S. 98 to the
site of the former Butler's
Restaurant in Highland View.
A development company
purchased the land roughly
two years ago, but the county
still owns the road.
The site is a long-time
favorite fishing spot for locals,
and the county has been work-
ing to possibly purchase some
of the land from the developer
for a county park.
Williams asked county
attorney Tim McFarland to
write a "very friendly, soft pol-
icy" dealing with dogs on Gulf
County beaches and beach
bonfire cleanup.
Williams was specifically
referring to the St. Joe Beach
area, where the county has
begun formation of a citi-
zen's volunteer beach patrol
to assist county officials in
educating visitors and locals
about county ordinances con-
cerning dogs and fires on the

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Put Ball in County's Court

Not long ago a group of local residents came to
the Board of County Commissioners with a most
unusual request.
Would commissioners, their spokesman
wondered, accept $200,000 the group had
committed and enter into federal court to overturn
a federal decree that forces single-member districts
on the county.
At the time, it seemed a grandiose gesture,
given that commissioners had removed dollars for
the legal fees from the budget needed to get in front
of a judge to return to county-wide voting.
It wasn't as if there was any question about the
county's case in federal court.
Single-member districts, while of good intent
two decades ago, are out-dated and it would be
hard to make the case that they positively impacted
the lives of minorities or the poor or the less well-
connected, anyway.
The county also was left with a system in which
just 20 percent of voting residents have any say over
any one seat on the County Commission.
Voters would not be losing their commissioner;
they would be gaining four more.
Further, the county had already voted in
minorities to constitutional officers county-wide
something none of the county commissioners
can lay claim to, having to face just one-fifth the
Not only had county voters chosen an
African-American as tax collector, hardly
the most attractive job in the county, but
they had re-elected her without opposition.
To top it off, voters in each one of the county's five
districts, all but one of 16 precincts, overwhelmingly
voted in the favor of a return to county-wide
The numbers are even stronger in this era of
general voter apathy since when added up those
in favor of county-wide voting equaled nearly 50
percent of all registered voters, about as clear a
mandate as one can get these days.
A mandate that commissioners have managed,
with the notable exception of the chairman, to
embrace as one would a political hot potato: at times
,as the next best thing, most times as if meeting a
spurned lover 10 years after the break up.
We've had pledges to sign contracts to push
county-wide voting, all the way to Washington,
D.C. if need be, though apparently most of these
promises have been made with fingers and toes
And when presented with this $200,000
donation from local residents, commissioners,
who seem to be able to find any number of ways to
waste public dollars, declined; the latest feint with
the football.
Of course, all this would be moot save for
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., who seems
disinterested in saving taxpayer money or ending
the facade that this is about principle.
The hurdle for this civic minded group was

simple the county alone, or Mr. Peters, select
one, which has actual standing in a federal court
to overturn this decree which relegates Gulf County
residents to a rigged system that wastes tax dollars
and makes survival and really nice parks the
political game.
So, here is one suggestion for that civic-minded
group willing to put up their own money to put an
end to a governance system that most any man or
woman on the street can attest is not remotely in
their best interest:.
Use the $200,000 to take the Board of County
Commissioners to court to accomplish one of two
things: a recall of every commissioner who has
stood in the way of county-wide voting or to force
commissioners to follow their job specs, perform
a public service, and get rid of single-member
There is little doubt it would be a tough slog.
State guidelines and the courts do not make
it easy to either recall sitting commissioners or to
force the county into action although the group
with the $200,000 could call it a "local preference"
issue and the thing should sail in Gulf County.
But State Attorney Steve Meadows appears
unwilling to employ a grand jury to bring some
accountability to Gulf County government, beyond
the shenanigans of a former sheriff.
A government that has increased property
tax collections as if guests at the banquet thp past
seven years, that ignores its own bid rules when
it suits commissioners' purpose, that has no
accountability for spending, no list of priorities for
a road bond that is being spent willy-nilly, as long
as each commissioner gets his slice of the pie.
That's the problem, by the time five
commissioners have divvied up the spoils each
year, there seems little left over for the public,
except those nifty parks paid by, yep, tax dollars.
Commissioners shouldn't be surprised that
their constituents, or at least a significant majority
of them, see all this as if trying to beat the house
at Harrah's. Or that many residents don't believe
that is really how a representative government is
intended to operate.
But too many of those who live in the county
have resigned themselves to the belief that change
- real fiscal conservatism, a completely foreign
concept, service to the public first, to the government
teat last will never come as long as the dynamics
on the Board of County Commissioners does not
So while commissioners might be hesitant
to accept a $200,000 donation to put an end to
single-member districts, the guess is that there
are some14,000 residents who would be happy to
jump aboard the bandwagon, willing witnesses in
court or a recall referendum to the comic tragedy
they are forced to call local government.
And would consider the $200,000 an investment
in their future as well as the future of their children
and grandchildren.




I heard it best explained
recently on a television program.
When you get into the business
of writing, something is eating at
you, something drives you and
primarily that is the delusion
that someday
you write will
actually make
an impact on
-Call it
chutzpah, call
it hallucinatory,
but that is what
it is in a nutshell,
Tim Croft because the
Star News hours are long,
Editor the required
discipline not
easy and the pay
far from the stratosphere unless
you write a bestseller Oprah loves
or sell a million records.
That said, please, it is time for
everybody to move on.
Time that the train toward
affordable housing, workforce
housing, whatever term you wish
to apply, be put back on the rails -
and quickly.
I could call out individuals,
but that misses the point that this
is no longer a childhood question
of being able to walk away saying
somebody was right and somebody
was wrong.
The last six or seven months
have produced no winners, except
those who, for whatever reason,
remain determined to 1) douse
any momentum that once existed
on the affordable housing front or
2) control the future of affordable
But it is time for the
community to take control.
On these pages in the wake of the
notice of the civil rights lawsuit
earlier this year it was written
that at the heart of the suit was a
desire for dialogue, a desire by all
segments of our community our
entire county can be lumped in to
sit at one table and discuss a path
to a common future.
Would there be disagreements?
Surely. Could those disagreements
take the discussion off point, into

personal and professional agendas?
Yes, indeed.
That is dialogue, but what has
happened this year could be fairly
characterized as being as close to
dialogue as Paris Hilton is to the
capital of France.
Too often the discussion has
devolved into a she-said, he-said,
she-said, face-off more appropriate
for the neighborhood sandbox, if
they even make such things any
more, and it is not lead-coated and
from China.
The talk has been mean-
spirited, it has been designed to
denigrate others in order to lift
some in other words it has been
about everything but affordable
Now, we could rehash the whole
ugly affair, but why?
What does any of it have to do
with affordable housing?
While all this smoke-blowing
and axe-grinding has been going on,
there have been folks like Rev. Jerry
Huft and the Taunton family who
are actually doing something about
providing workforce housing.
Quietly and efficiently they have
demonstrated that the answer has
little to do with the spotlight, little
to do with being able to say "hardy,
har, har" in an enemy's face, little
to do with turf battles or personal
The community is in need,
they are at least two of the entities
who are trying to meet that need
and as far as I can tell they haven't
picked any fights or adopted
almost childish personal agendas
to accomplish what they have.
And the answer is not from
the public sector, for government
alreadyintrudes enough on personal
property rights. The expertise is not:
there, the wherewithal lacking.
Pronouncements from the
mount about affordable..housing
plans or placing $15,000 onabudget
line item for affordable housing are
mere window dressing.
They are not truly tackling the
problem, just wasting taxpayer-
The public sector's job is to,

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I Couldn't Tell Who Was Rocking Whom!

She really wasn't all that big.
She couldn't have weighed more
than one of those small, twenty-
five pound bags of seed we used to
tote home from town. She wouldn't
come up to your knee and she
wasn't even close to walking yet.
But you ought to have seen the
destruction she wrought and the
discombobulation she laid down
in my living room and kitchen and
bedroom ....
Addison Grace was waiting up
for me when I returned from the
football game Friday night. I noticed
her award winning smile and the
turned over chairs at about the
same time. We had pillows, blan-
kets, baskets and flashing plastic
toys all over the floor. And bags!
Her parents had a bag for bottles; a
bag for diapers; a bag for toys; a bag
for Gerber's diced green beans and
apple sauce; they even had a bag for
baby sun tan lotion and can after
can of something called "Advanced
Infant Formula Similac".
It looked like World
War IIIhad broken out! I imme-
diately thought of Leroy "Crash"
Cunningham and his attack on the
men's locker room in old Engel
Stadium in Chattanooga after he
struck out with the bases loaded in
the ninth. I remembered the splat-

ter when me and David
Mark dropped pump-
kins off the overpass out
on Hwy 79. This "baby
brought" disarray was
much worse than the
wholesale damage Leon
and that big horse cre-
ated at the Senior Prom.
I jumped over a pack
and play, scaled a cush-
ion fence and crawled up
face to face with Addie.
She grinned and googled. But
behind the smile and the beauti-
ful blue eyes I caught a hint of "it's
my way or the highway for you, big
I loved it....finally, someone
with a little spark! It had been way
too quiet in this house for way too
long! I hate that antiseptically clean
"everything in its place mode". I'd
forgotten how boring quiet and
orderly can bel
We started working on her
Tarzan yell. And we didn't pay
much attention to either one of
her ABC's books. I mean, "A is fqr
apple. B is for balloon." You've got
to be kidding me! I broke into
old Hank Snow song, "I long for/a
trip, I don't need no grip, I'm taking
one more ride....way out there in
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my hide....oh the click-i-ty clack of
the railroad track is call-ing....One
More Ride....One More Ride.....
Her kill-joy parents made us go
to bed at 1:00am. Kinda made me
mad. It's my house!
I got her up early and we dined
on something from Gerber called
"Graduates". These light-as-air "Lil'
Crunchies" were a "baked corn
snack and veggie dip" that, accord-
ing to the label, was "naturally fla-
vored with other natural flavors".
I pondered on what that meant as
Addie and I fought over who could
eat the most. And I couldn't help
but wonder what exactly it is an
eight month old was supposed to
have graduated from?
When her mom brought out
the main course of Earth's Best
"organic vegetable turkey" din-

ners I immediately fell out of the
eating contest. A body can take
just so much "organic" and "natu-
ral"! When no one was looking I
introduced Addie to Jiff's. creamy
smooth peanut butter spread over
a delicious Ritz Cracker.
She liked "mine" much bet-
ter than "theirs"..... And with the
peanut butter, she didn't need all
those bibs!
One of her toys was a flop-
py blue elephant with orange feet.
What are they teaching this child?
This could mess up my grand-
daughter for life There was a fake
gold fish in a vinyl "play thing".
There were big plastic keys that
Banged together....but they didn't
open nothing. She had a "Discovery
Nursery Farm" that swirled and
whistled and sireened and played
Old MacDonald, Mary Had a Little
Lamb, B-I-N-G-O and, of coursed,
oinked, mooed, clucked and baaa-
ed. I pointed out to Addison that
technically a dog was not consid-
ered a farm animal.....
She wasn't listening. With a
bevy of brightly colored and noise
injected toys in front of her she
crawled quickly to the side of the
couch and grabbed the telephone
cord. Good for her! She wasn't
going for the glitzI When she pulled

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herself up on my antique 1932
Philco radio I saw Cathy start for
her. I waved her away. Addison,
could almost reach the on/off knob.
Jesse rather abruptly observed,
"Dad, that's not fair. You never let
us touch that radio!"
I ignored him. It was just an old
radio. Besides, you could no longer
tune in Amos and Andy or The
Lone Ranger. Jess jumped again
when Addie knocked the Johnson's
bedtime lotion dangerously close,
to a St. Louis Cardinal cap. "Relax,
son. It's a worn-out hat." He shook
his head in disbelief. I told him he
needed to "loosen up" some.
Addie and I piled up cushions,
rugs, pillows and blankets into a
fort. It was me and her against the
world! We flew airplanes. We rafted
down the Cascade River. We swung
on a grapevine, narrowly avoid-
ing the quicksand. We scaled Mt.
Everest. We only stopped for dia-
per changes and Butterfingers.
I'm telling you, we had that den
looking like a den! You couldn't see
the floor in most places. We had
crackers, strained bananas and
pimento cheese sandwich crumbles
sprinkled around at varying inter-
vals. Airplane motors, roto-rooters
and authentic wild African hyena
sounds filled the air. The shoe
mountain near 'bout reached the
ceiling fan!
Our house had come alive
again! What a special, special inva-
sion! I pity the poor souls that
believe silence is golden. They've
never had a twenty-three pound
package of sheer joy rock their
world. As the kids were preparing
to leave I told Jess and Jessica if
they didn't bring this angelic child
back by next week-end I was going
to wash both of their mouths out
with Broudeaxu's Butt Paste.
It's amazing what a little child
can teach you......
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Anybody Listening existing vehicle lames by 10
Anybody Listenin feet (5' on each side of the
highway) .
Dear Editor: highway).
General citizen concerns

On August 21, 2007 and issues:
D.O.T. representatives held 1. The meeting times
D.O.T. resentatives held were inconsistent. The
a presentation regarding meeting" was advertised
proposed changes to Hwyonly once in the local paper
71 as noted above. In an the time was noted as
effort to notify, educate, and and te te was note as
inform the citizens/residents E e n e information
of North Gulf County about roie a imite a
these issues and concerns, consistent at each stationo
inconsistent at each "station"
we are requesting that the
information provided her be where Engineer drawings
published, were displayed. It is believed
published that this was the desired
Numeroupes tieon outcome the DOT wanted.
attended this presentation 3. Requests by citizens
and expressed our concerns to have a Town Hall (formal)
and opposition to the
"presentation format they meeting with DOT were
used versus "town hall" denied by Tommie Speights
formal meeting and the and DOT "management"
proposed addition of bike (email August 27, 2007)..
proposed action of bie 4. Two Elected County
lanes, thus narrowing our

Commissioners from North
Gulf County told many
people at the August 21,
2007 meeting that we may
as well "forget it, it's a done
5. Our County/City
officials failed to bring the
scope and intent of this
project to the citizens of
North Gulf County. Their
Agenda dated August 21,
2007 states, "Post 60%
Review Workshop."
6. "The preliminary
estimated construction cost
for this project is $1,535,000
(for 1.2 miles), although this
amount is subject to change
as the plans are further
developed." The key words
here are, "as the plans are
further developed."
7. Our state taxes have
already been expended on
this project without bringing
it to the attention of area
8. The need. for this
project, as presented, is
not there and DOT was
advised of this. Putting bike
lanes on this 1.2 miles is an
unnecessary expenditure.
9. We offered an

alternative area where a
project like this is necessary
due to new developments,
increased population, etc.
from Pine Street south on
Hwy 71 to the Overstreet
turnoff. The people in this
area need a sidewalk to keep
children from riding/walking
on the highway going to
school or town.
Specific citizen concerns
and issues:
1. Sidewalk already
exist on both sides of the
highway and are safer than
bike lanes.
2. The sidewalks are
paid for and have withstood
the test of time.
3. It is rare to see anyone
riding a bike.
4. The biker's back is
to the traffic. According to
the Survey Diagram, the
bicycle and vehicle traffic
will be traveling in the same
The biker can be
hit from behind by moving
The biker can be hit
by a vehicle trying to enter a
parking space.
The biker can be hit

by a vehicle trying to leave a
parking space.
SThe biker can be hit
and knocked into the moving
traffic lane by a vehicle door
5. Taking 10 feet of the
existing highway for bike
lanes will make it more
difficult than it already is
for large vehicles such as
logging trucks, 18-wheelers,
motor homes, modular
home movers, etc., to
negotiate turns onto and off
of Highways 71 and 22.
If the cost is variable,
the design incomplete, and
the information inadequate
or inaccurate, where is the
reasoning connected to the
entire issue?
If public involvement
(our State tax dollars)
is a requirement for the
construction of this project,
it can justly be said that the
rights of the public have been
We have the right to
know what issues affect our
lives and our community.
We have the right to voice
our concerns, objections
and/or support.

We have the right to
expect our elected officials
will keep us accurately
We have the right to
expect our elected officials
will act in our best interest.
We have the right to
expect our elected officials
will live up to the rust we
placed in them.
It appears as though the
opinions and concerns of the
citizens of North Gulf County
of not matter at this time.
However, the very elected
officials who withheld this
information from us, who
told us not to be concerned
because it was "a done deal"
are the same ones who will
be soliciting our votes in
the next County and City
At this time we have
over 500 names on a petition
currently in circulation
expressing opposition to the
proposed changes to Highway
71 from Britt Avenue to Pine
Street, in Wewahitchka.

Bernadette Bandjouh
and Betty Fleming

Tips to S;
By Judy Comoletti

Fire Make it personal
It is practically impos-
sible to read the newspaper
or watch the local television
news without learning about
a fire that has destroyed a
property, maimed someone
or even claimed a life. But,
for many, something like a
fire is simply not personal
until it hits close to home,
which is exactly what hap-
pened to the people living in
the nearly 400,000 homes
across the country that re-
ported fires in 2006. Fire is
personal and everyone must
realize that they have a per-
sonal responsibility to not
only prevent fires, but also to
be prepared to escape if one
should occur.

afeguard I
Fire Prevention Week
(October 7-13) is the perfect
time to take a few moments
to review fire prevention and
safety guidelines. For more
than 80 years this awareness
campaign has been remind-
ing the public that in many
cases personal actions can
directly influence fire preven-
tion and safety. This year's
theme focuses on home fire
escape planning and urges
everyone to Practice Your Es-
cape Plan!
What could be more per-
sonal than having tragedy
strike in a place where many
people feel the safest their
home? Being vigilant about
fire prevention and safety is
important in all areas of life,
but being mindful of these
issues in the home is espe-

Your Home This Fire Prevention Week

cially important. In 2006,
80% of the people that died
in fires in the United States
were lost because of home
fires, according to the Na-
tional Fire Protection Asso-
ciation (NFPA).
A poll conducted for the
National Fire Protection As-
sociation showed that only
23% of households have
developed and practiced a
home fire escape plan. Al-
though many households
reported having a plan, the
majority had not practiced
it. Practicing a home fire
escape plan is extremely im-
portant; if a fire occurs there
may be as little as two min-
utes to escape. Having an
escape plan in place that has
been practiced will save pre-
cious moments and make it

more likely that occupants of
a home will be able to get out
Take responsibility by
preparing to escape from a
home fire before a fire occurs.
Develop a plan and practice
it. Start by making sure that
smoke alarms are installed
inside each bedroom and
outside each sleeping area
on every level of the home.
Maintain smoke alarms and
test them once a month.
Create a home fire es-
cape plan that identifies two
ways out of each room and
a family meeting place out-
side. Make sure the plan al-
lows for specific needs in the
household. Some studies
have shown that some chil-
dren and some adults may
not awaken to the sound

of a smoke alarm and may
need help waking up. Learn
about the needs of household
members before there is an
emergency. Practice the plan
at least twice a year.
Be prepared to act: If
the smoke alarm sounds, go
to the closest exit. If there is
smoke on the way out, turn
and use the second way out.
If exiting through smoke, get
low under the smoke on the
way to the exit. Move quickly,
but stay calm.
Everyone runs the risk
of experiencing a fire. News
outlets will continue to re-
port on fires, but the next
time a fire is in the news
let it serve as a personal re-
minder that many times fires
are preventable and being
prepared to escape from one

can mean the difference be-
tween life and death. Fire it
is personal.
To learn more about fire
prevention and safety, visit
http://www.fireprevention- or http://www.nfpa.
This Fire Prevention
Week, people are taking per-
sonal responsibility by prac-
ticing their home fire escape
plans. Families, schools,
businesses and communities
are coming together to partic-
ipate in The Great American
Fire Drill. Visit http://www.
for more information.
Judy Comoletti is assis-
tant vice-president of public
education for the National
Fire Protection Association.

Governor Crist Did Right by Manatees

By David Guest ..
Attorney, Earthjustice

Governor Charlie Crist
did the right thing for Flori-
da manatees this month.
The governor urged the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
to delay a vote that will de-
cide whether manatees will
lose their protections as an
endangered species.
It is the type of leader-
ship that Floridians had
hoped for from Crist. As the
governor pointed out, last
year was another record
year for dead manatees in
Florida. We all ought to take
Singer Jimmy Buffett
once said: "The manatee
ought to unite us as Florid-
"To me," Buffett said,
"the manatee represents
what we all like about Flori-
da kind of cruising in warm
clear water and not bother-
ing anybody."
It's true: Manatees don't
bother anybody. But the
regulations designed to pro-
tect the dwindling manatee
population bother the state's
voracious growth machine
The anti-manatee contin-

: gent asserts; that.the species
is growing in numbers. Sci-
entists who work for Florida
taxpayers, however, do not
have an adequate system to
accurately count the remain-
ing manatees.
Crist wisely asked the
FWCC to hold off on voting
until the state develops a
better counting system. The
commission may revisit the
decision as soon as Decem-
ber, but it is doubtful that
a reliable system will be in
place by then.
There's another very im-
portant aspect to this debate
that's getting lost, and all Flo-
ridians who care about the
state's environment should
be aware of it.
Two years ago, the
FWCC changed the defini-
tion of "endangered." That's
why the manatee's status is
now up for a vote. Under the
state's new criteria, a species
would have to undergo, or
be at risk of undergoing, an
80% decline in its popula-
tion in order to be listed as
Once a species has lost
80-90% of its numbers, you
are talking about an emer-
gency crisis. It is would be
difficult and costly to recover
-- if it could be recovered at

Florida's manatees
shouldn't get less protection
just because someone in Tal-
lahassee changed the yard-
stick on them, most likely
under pressure from politi-
cally powerful developers.
This is an imperiled species,
It is awesome to watch
someone's face when they
first see a manatee float-
ing in the wild; It's a singu-
lar Florida experience. It is
heartbreaking and shame-
ful that nearly every wild
manatee has ugly scars on
its back from being sliced by
boat propellers.
Gov. Crist, a native Flo-
ridian and fisherman, knows
As the state takes a
breath and looks at the facts
before making this momen-
tous decision, it's worth re-
membering another thing
that Jimmy Buffett a co-
founder of the Save The
Manatee Club and a man
who has penned hundreds of
love songs to Florida said:
"I mean, what's the big
deal about slowing down
for the manatees? It takes
20 minutes longer to get to
the inlet. So what? What are
we doing with the time we're

Klattering From Page 4A

foment economic
development, to nurture,
in a variety of manners,
producing the jobs to drive
the affordable housing
The real estate market
may have cooled, but as one
perusal of the property rolls
and sales reveals it is that the
market has not quite cooled
enough that homeownership,
or even renting a roof over
one's head, is much more
attainable for the working
folks like the first-year
teacher, the sheriff's deputy
or the EMS personnel.
No, the answer is in
the private sector, but only
if folks can sit around a

communal table and talk
and discuss and rationally
decide their future.
And only if that future
is one in which everybody,
of every skin color and
social status, cashes in on
that promissory note for the
American dream of which
Martin Luther King, Jr. so
often spoke.
None of that can
happen unless the current
background noise is not
quieted once and for all. A
rehashing of the past year
in order to determine who
is right and who is wrong
serves no purpose.
Neither does lacking
sensitivity to how potential

partnerships are easily
under ined by personal
agendas and actions contrary
to the/mission.
The need for workforce
housing is as pronounced as
ever and will only become
more so as the hospital
goes up and The St. Joe
Comp ~y undergoes its
latest tansformation.
Tine has long since
arrived to put down the
This effort by various
parties to drag others down,
to prove their cause just and
they are right it has done a
community and its working
folks wrong.
And that is eating me.


David Guest is an at-

torney for Earthjustice, a
nonprofit firm dedicated to
enforcing and strengthen-

ing environmental laws.


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SMeet Gulf County's New Teachers

Teachers Bring Experience, Youthful Enthusiasm to Wewahitchka High School

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Wewahitchka High
School welcomed five new
teachers to its faculty this
year, Brenda Stallworth,
Kimberly McMillion, Melissa
Zacharias, Lydia Garske
and Esther Taunton.
Brenda Stallworth
Stallworth describes
herself as a "Gator, two
A Gainesville native,
Stallworth earned her
bachelor's degree at the
cradle of Gator civilization,
the University of Florida,
before becoming a
Wewahitchka Gator this
Before joining the
Wewahitchka High School
faculty, Stallworth and her
husband, Tom-WHS's 91'
grade English teacher-
spent 12 years as Baptist
missionaries in Austria.
Sons Kristopher, Jeremy

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teaches 10'h grade English at
Wewahitchka High School.
and Andrew attended
Austrian schools and
Stallworth, taking a break
from the classroom, used
puppets to teach area youth
the tenets of Christianity.
Stallworth returned
to the States in 1992, and
earned her special education
She taught students with
severe behavior disorders
in Douglas County, KS. for
four years before relocating
to Blountstown, where she
taught high school ESE for

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six years.
Though she found
teaching exceptional
education rewarding,
Stallworth grew tired of the
,Seeking a change of
pace, she earned her English
certification and now
teaches 10th grade English
at the high school.
Stallworth credits her
experience as a missionary
with teaching her tolerance
and respect for other
cultures and traditions-
values she hopes to instill in
her students.
She incorporates
history, geography and
multiculturalisin into her
English lessons.
Stallworth's class
recently completed Russian
author Alexander Pushkin's
narrative poem "The
Bridegroom," and had a
lively debate on the subject
of arranged marriages.
"I encourage my kids to
identify with whatever we're
reading," said Stallworth. "I
tell them, 'You can't think
American all the time."'
This year, Stallworth
plans to teach the literary
classics Hamlet and To Kill
a Mockingbird.
To make the challenging
material less daunting,
Stallworth has opted to
use abbreviated "classroom
reading plays."

The play form enables
students to assume
the persona of literary
characters and take a more
active role in their lessons.
Stallworth will
introduce her students to
literature that deals frankly
with discussions of race
and disabilities, and hopes
her students will become
more tolerant, well-rounded

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Kimberly McMillion
teaches 9'h and 10"' grade
intensive reading.
"We need to learn how
to treat people and be
respectful of other people's
thoughts," she said.

Kimberly McMillion
A 2002 Wewahitchka
High School graduate,
McMillion has returned to

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to teach 9'h and 10"' grade
Many of her colleagues
are former teachers who
regard her decision to teach
with amusement.
"They think I deserve
it," laughed McMillion, who
described her younger self
as well behaved, but a little
McMillion earned a
bachelor's degree in biology
from the University of West
Florida and plans to teach
until she's accepted into
optometry school.
With only 16 optometry
schools in the U.S.,
McMillion expects to wait up
to four years for a vacancy
to open.
S Becauseherbackground
is in science, McMillion
was initially hesitant about
teaching intensive reading to
students who scored in the
first and second quartiles on
the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT).
McMillion was pleased
to learn that 70 percent of
FCATreadingis information-
based, i.e. newspaper
articles, scientific writing
and nonfiction.
Motivating students to
read has proven challenging
for McMillion, who
relies heavily on positive
reinforcement in her
"I have kids that are
already hard on themselves
so we set a lot of goals and
when they meet them we
have parties," she said.
To engage her students
in the learning process,
McMillion devotes each
Friday to fun activities that
coordinate with weekly
The hands-on activities
are selected each week from
a basket into which each
'student placed three ideas
at the beginning of the year.
Many of McMillion's
students have expressed
an interest in forensics. A
recent lab required students
to determine how long a

piece of hamburger meat
had rested in a nearby ditch
based on the lifecycle of
bugs found within it.
"They loved it," said
McMillion. "Even the girls
picked up maggots with
translates into FCAT
success, said McMillion,
who also uses the Achieve
3000 computer program,
which enables students to
read a variety of articles at
reading levels tailored to
their comprehension levels.
Because her students'
reading levels range from
4"' to 11"' grade, McMillion
has learned the value of
individualized instruction
and a flexible approach to
"I've learned to teach
different things in different
ways each day, to make
sure everyone is getting
something," she said.

Melissa Zacharias
Music and singing have
been Zacharias' lifelong
"For me there was no day
when music started, which
is my goal for Wewahitchka,"
she said.
The high school's new
band and chorus teacher

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Melissa Zacharias
teaches band and chorus at
Wewahitchka High School
and 7"' and 8'1 grade band at
Wewahitchka Middle School.

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grew up in Virginia Beach,
Va. and earned a bachelor's
degree in music education
from Florida State
While completing her
internship at Richbourg
Middle School in Crestview,
Zacharias learned of an
opening for a band director
at Wewahitchka High School
and hastily submitted her
Zacharias now lives in
Altha with her husband,
Alexander, a cellist who leads
a Dothan youth orchestra.
Zacharias traces her
desire to teach to her
childhood. "I wanted to
teach before I was involved
with music," she said. "Even
as a young child, I enjoyed
She considers herself
fortunate to have received an
outstanding music education
as a child and laments the
lack of music programs
geared to young children.
Noting that playing
music enhances motor skills
and higher order thinking,
Zacharias would like to
expand her band into the
elementary school-a long
range goal she calls her "evil
"The earlier you get kids
and the earlier they make that
connection with music, the
better their education will be
in the future, musically and
non-musically," she said.
For now, Zacharias
teaches band and chorus to
grades 9 through 12 and
travels to Wewahitchka
Middle School to teach 7"t
and 8"' grade band.
Zacharias has devoted
the last several weeks to
activities that improve her
students' musical literacy.
"The greater your skills
are at reaching music, the
more fun it will be in the
long run," she noted.
She has exposed

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her chorus students to a
variety of musical styles
like DooWop, jazz, pop and
Zacharias' biggest
challenge so far has been
coaxing her students out of
their shells.
"A huge goal for them is
overcoming their fear. That
is the first step," she noted.
Though her chorus
students entered her class
with varying degrees of
ability, Zacharias has been
pleasantly surprised by their


Lydia Garske teaches
9-12th grade math and 9'"
grade science.

"It's already starting to
sound really, really good,"
she said.
Zacharias has planned
two end-of-the-year
performances for both her
chorus and band classes and
hopes to found a Band Club
during the second semester.
Her greatest hope is that
her students will develop a
lasting love of music.
"When they leave school,
I want music to still be a part
of their lives in whatever
way," she said.

Lydia Garske
In the science
professions, men vastly
outrank women, and this
fact concerns Garske, the

high school's new math and
science teacher.
"You don't have many
girls in the sciences and
it's such a need right now,"
said Garske, a Kinard native
who earned her associate
degree from Chipola College
and bachelor's degree in
chemistryfrom the University
of Florida.
Through her example,
Garske hopes to become a
role model to her female
students and instill a love
for science and math in both
boys and girls.
In her classroom,
Garske has taken a cue from
a beloved female professor at
Chipola, Dr. Lou Cleveland,
who taught all of her upper-
level math courses.
"She was wonderful. She
went at a good pace, she was
always cheerful," recalled
Garske. "She made math a
lot of fun."
Garske strives to create
an exciting, free-spirited
learning environment.
"Usually when your
teacher has enthusiasm, you
have enthusiasm," she said,
adding, "I'm hyper anyway,
so that helps."
Noting that the majority
of her students have
expressed a disdain for math
and science, Garske tries
to keep things interesting
through labs and other
creative activities.
Recent labs have taught
lessons in wind resistance
and practical measurement
Whenever possible,
Garske tries to incorporate
real-world examples in her
lessons. A recent study of
zero gravity prompted a
lively discussion among her
physics students.
"Most kids when they
hear the word 'space,' they
perk up," noted Garske.
Small class sizes (they
range from 9 to 16 students)

enable Garske to give her
students individual attention,
and she takes great pleasure
in watching students grasp


Esther Taunton teaches
9'h and 10th grade intensive

difficult concepts.
"Once a kid gets
something, the look you see
on their face-it makes it
worthwhile. I'm really in this
just for that look," she said.

Esther Taunton
Taunton may be new
to the Wewahitchka High
School faculty, but she is
decidedly not a new teacher.
'Taunton retired in
2006 after ,35 years of
teaching, first at the former
Brown Elementary School
in Eastpoint and finally at
Wewahitchka Elementary
After the death of her


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husband, Lamar, Taunton
returned to the classroom as
a substitute, teaching grades
After working countless
hours in Wewahitchka's
schools and getting paid a
substitute's salary, Taunton
decided she might as well go
back to teaching.
She now teaches 9"' and
10'" grade intensive reading,
and has many of the same
students she taught in
elementary school.
"I walked in and said,
'Guess who's back. I warned
you to work hard,'" laughed
Taunton earned a
bachelor's degree in
elementary education
from Troy State. She is
currently working towards
her reading endorsement, a
60-hour program conducted
at the county's Office of
Instructional Services.
As a reading teacher,
Taunton strives to overcome
students' perception that
reading is work.
"The main thing is to
develop an enjoyment of
reading, and that's my main
goal," said Taunton..
In addition to utilizing
the school's Achieve 3000
and Reading Plus computer
programs,:, Taunton has
furnished her classroom with
a variety of reading materials
that students enjoy.'
She brings in her copy

of the News Herald daily,
and watches her students
fight over sports sections
and word puzzles.
If the students find one
thing in the newspaper they
want to read, Taunton is
"I don't care if they
just read the sports, that':
better than nothing," said
Taunton works to
increase her students' fluency
and reading speed, and notes
that "a lot of the FCAT is just
getting through."
Taunton dislikes the
FCAT's practice of timing
students, which she likens to
refusing to give a marathon
runner a break to catch his
In addition to her reading
duties, Taunton also teaches
one computer reading
class with Bill Monks and
a carpentry class with Bill
The carpentry students
are learning power tool safety
and recently constructed
name plates and pumpkin
decorations for the higli
school's front yard.
...JThough a year ago,
Taunton thought her teaching
days were over. she Is happy
to be back in the classroomn-
"I enjoy the kids. I loo1
forward to be seeing them,.
she said.

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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:


EAR documentation can be reviewed at
the two libraries, Clerks Office, Planning
Department and on the County web site.
Web address: www.gulfcountygovernment.
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 Ad #2007-109

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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:

1. September 18, 2007 Minutes
2. 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
4. Public Hearing Capital
Improvements Schedule
5. County Projects
6. Public at Large
7. Staff

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

Publish : October 4, 2007 and October 11, 2007 Ad #2007-110


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 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:


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

Date: October 4 and October 11, 2007 Ad #2007-108

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inA Thursdav. Octoberr 11. 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FIL Established 1937

Wewa Beats Franklin County

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Whatever pain
Wewahitchka coach Todd
Lanter may have felt in facing
his 40" birthday Friday night
didn't last past halftime.
A solid homecoming
night performance on the
gridiron by his Gators led
to a 28-0 shutout of the
Franklin County Seahawks,
as Wewa lifted its record
to 2-3 overall, and 1-2 in
District 1-1A play.
"I thought our kids played
real hard defensively," said
Lanter, who was serenaded
with "Happy Birthday" from
his players following the

game. "We made mistakes
offensively in the second
half. But I was real happy
with their effort."
Facing intermittent
drizzling and an occasional
sustained rain, the Gators
hammered the winless
Seahawks with a steady
running offense, punctuated
by the sophomore passing
tandem of Cody Wade to
Chance Knowles.
With 8:12 left in the first
quarter, Wade threw a short
pass to Knowles, who then
ran 45 yards for the score.
The two sophs connected on
the two-point conversion for
an 8-0 lead.
Knowles ran it in from

two yards out with 2:17 left
in the first quarter for his
second touchdown of the
night. He then kicked the
extra point for a 15-0 lead.
The Gators got on the
board again early in the
second quarter, when senior
Ryan Myers, who picked up
170 yards on 22 carries,
scampered 37 yards down
the sidelines for a touchdown
with 11:50 left in the half.
Chase Harvey nailed the
extra point for a 22-0 lead.
Wewa completed its
scoring with 3:26 left in the
first half, when Wade threw
a bubble pass to Knowles,
who then ran 58 yards for
the score. Harvey missed the

extra point to account for the
final score.
Knowles, who ran 19
times for 167 yards, also
missed a 35-yard field goal
attempt late in the third
Lanter singled out
senior center Alex Lewis,
who usually plays left guard
but who assumed snapping
duties Friday night to replace
an injured Tyler Bush. "He
did a fantastic job," said the
He said the top players
of the game were Knowles
on offense, and junior Chase
Harvey on defense.
The Wewa coach said
he was impressed with the
play of the Seahawks and
the efforts of the coaching
staff. "There's some talent
there," he said. "I was very
impressed with these kids.
I thought their coach did a
great job scheme-wise.
"It will take some time. I
think if the people of Franklin
County will be patient, it will
work out," Lanter said. "This
is 1A football we're playing
here in the Panhandle. It's a
tough district to play in."

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Seahawk Jared Mock is stopped by two Wewa defenders.
The Seahawks have a for a district match-up
bye week Friday night. The against West Gadsden.
Gators travel to Greensboro

photo courtesy of Micah Peak

Chance Knowles finds open field.

State Park to Host Ironman Event

The Florida Department
ofEnvironmental Protection's
St. Andrews State Park and
The Friends of St. Andrews
State Park, Inc. are hosting
the annual Ironman Triathlon
on Saturday, November 3,
2007. The running portion
of the Ironman Triathlon
will be held within the
boundaries of the park as

well as the local community.
For additional
information, contact the
park office at (850) 233-
5164. Admission for
ironman athletes is free on
the day of the race only.
For more information on
Florida's state parks, visit

The event will take
9:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 3,
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City, Florida

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Unbeaten in District;

Faces Liberty County

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
There was a time when
Port St. Joe had its way with
Liberty County.
Enter Grant Grantham
and a previously one-sided
series now has become a
full-fledged football rivalry.
The two teams meet Friday
in Port St. Joe, and the
outcome could go a long way
in determining the District
1-1A championship.
Liberty County surged
to a district championship in
Grantham's first season at the
helm in 2006. The Bulldogs
surpassed the Sharks, who
were the defending Class 1A
state champions, 26-21 in a
game played in Bristol.
Prior to last year's
breakthrough, Liberty
County had lost the past three
meetings between the teams.
Neither was close, with Port
St. Joe securing shutouts in
2003 and 2004 (23-0 and
21-0) and the Sharks rolling
to a 43-12 win in 2005.
This season, the Bulldogs
are unbeaten at 5-0 overall
and 3-0 in the district, all
1-1A victories coming in a
span of eight days due to
weather postponements.
Liberty County, which had a

three-week layoff before the
sprint, scored an average
of 39 points per game while
yielding only 7.
The Bulldogs are paced
by senior quarterback Ridge
Read, who continues to hook
up with favorite wide receiver
and good friend, Leonard
DuBuisson. Liberty County
also sports a healthy running
game led by Jeremy Jackson
and Kevin and Keith McCray.
Port St. Joe counters
with a 2-2 mark, but the
Sharks have won two in a row
against district opponents
West Gadsden and Sneads.
Their losses have come
against larger schools Florida
High and Blountstown.
The Sharks also have a
run-heavy offense, buoyed
recently by the legs of Chaz
Byrd. He rushed for 235
yards and a touchdown in
last week's 14-6 win over
This year's meeting
especially given the fact there
are eight teams in the district
this, season. The loser will be
thrust back into the pack,
where the potential for a
tiebreaker at the end of the
regular season grows by the

PSJ Volleyball

The Port St Joe Lady Ti-
ger Sharks played two tough
matches on the road last
week and were able to come
out victorious on both.
The Lady Tiger Sharks
(6-8) traveled to Greensboro
on Tuesday and played a
tough match against the Lady
Panthers of West Gadsden.
Port St Joe won three of five
games by scores of 8-25, 25-
17, 11-25, 25-20 and 15-5.
They were led by Ale-
sha Smiley with 10 kills and
Kaelyn Williams with 7 ser-
vice aces and 16 assists.
On Thursday, the ladies
traveled to Carrabelle to play
against the Franklin County
The gym was hot and the
contest was close but Port St
Joe was once again victori-
ous with scores of 11-25, 25-
21, 27-25, and 25-18.
On Saturday, October
6th, the ladies played in the

Alesha Smiley
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege High School Tournament
in Panama City. Although
they were only able to pick
up one win in four matches,
they hung tough with the
larger Panama City Schools.
The scores from the
matches were: Arnold vs.
PSJ 25-22,26-24 (L) Bay vs.
PSJ 26-28, 25-17, 15-7(L),
Mosley vs. PSJ 25-14, 15-
14(L), and Walton vs. PSJ
25-27, 25-23 (W). Alesha
Smiley had 27 kills and 5
blocks while Kaeyln Williams
served with 90% accuracy
and had 31 assists.

Rish Shoots Even Par

Grant Rish shot an even
par 36 at Wakulla's Wildwood
Golf Course. It was his
personalbest in High School.
Although the Sharks lost the
match, the Port St. Joe High
School boy's team shot their
best as a team with a 177
for nine holes. Along with
Rish's 36, Sam Ellmer shot a
45, Mason Adkison 47, and
Jacob Combs with a 50.
On Tuesday of last week
the Sharks hosted a four-
team match with Chipley,
Blountstown, and Wewa
participating. The Sharks

were the victors with a team
score of 181, followed by
Chlpley with a 191, Wewa.
with a 232, and Blountstown
with a 236. Individual scores
for the Sharks were Grant
Rish 40, Sam Ellmer with a
45, Jacob Combs-with-a 47;
and Mason Adkison with a
On Thursday of last week
the Sharks traveled to Bay
Dunes in Panama City. Again,
the Sharks faced a four-team
match. Again, the Sharks
came out the victor. The
Sharks had a team score of
178 for nine holes, followed
by Holmes County 218, Wewa
with a 234, and Blountstown
qith a 243. Individual scores
were Grant Rish with a 41,
followed by Sam Ellmer's 44,
Hayes Philyaw 46, and Jacob
Combs 47.

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A Preview

November 13 marks the 25"' anniver- ers. Copies will also be available for pur-
sary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in chase at both offices.
Washington, D.C., known commonly as "The Reflections on The Wall will include a
Wall." look at the making of the Vietnam Veterans
Star publications will commemorate this Memorial, profiles of Gulf and Franklin
County casu-
alties, photo-
graphs from
the Beacon
Hill exhibition
of "The Wall
that Heals,"
on the ongo-
ing efforts
to bring a
replica of
The Three
Statue to
and tributes
to Vietnam
Over the
next several
weeks, we will
be previewing
excerpts from
on The Wall.

week, we turn
to the story of
the carving of
the Vietnam
an unknown
tale of lives
and wounds
In this
excerpt from
Tears" by
historic milestone with a special publication Star Staff Writer Marie Logan, Memphis
called Reflections on The Wall. residents Bryan Carter and Candy McKee
Over 10,000 copies of this glossy keep- Loescher etch the original 57,939 names
sake publication will be distributed in the at a secret location away from the media's
November 29 edition of The Star and The prying e-es.
Times to our subscription and rack custom-

In 1982, the
nation had still not
fully accepted the
Vietnam War and its
participants, much
less a national monu-
ment to those veter-
ans, said Carter. So
work on the memo-
rial was conducted in
"We worked in a
huge old warehouse
on Farmville Road,
out in the boonies,"
he said. "The build-
ing didn't even have
hot water."
The project
remained a secret
from the Memphis
media and the public
until the day before
Etching the origi-
nal 57,939 names in
black granite required "'' '
an incredible combi- -'" -
nation of engineering -
precision and artistic
Along with
their team of 29
craftspeople, Carter
and Loescher etched Bryan Carter and
144 stone panels of of the stones they etcl
various heights, each Memorial.
weighing up to a ton.
The team members all volunteered for
the job, vowing to tell no one, not even their
families, about the project. Among the mem-
bers was a Vietnam veteran, and several
family members of veterans.
Some of the challenges the team worked
out were whether the names on each stone
could be read from any angle, at any time of
day, under any weather conditions.
And the stone itself had to be perfect;
any unevenness in the surface would render
the names illegible.
The stone chosen by Maya Lin for the
monument was black granite from Bangalore,
India, one of only three places in the world
where enough stone could be quarried.'
The stone was shipped from India to

Candy McKee Loescher study the names on one
ied in Memphis, Tenn. for the Vietnam Veterans

Barre, Vermont, for cutting and fabrication,
then to Memphis.
To compound matters, each stone was
shipped from Vermont, in random order.
Upon arrival in Memphis Carter and his
team had to determine which stone they
had, where it fit in the monument schematic,
and then match the proper list of names to
be etched on the stone.
Carter had only enough stone for the
monument, plus two small test stones about
three feet by four feet to use for experimen-
tation with the etching process. He knew
there could be no mistakes because no stone
could be replaced.

Read the complete "Granite-Tears" in
Reflections on The Wall on November 29.

United Way Works Here

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Local business, civic and religious leaders show
-their commitment to the United Way's regional fund-
-raising campaign by posing with a sign that declares:
"United Way of Northwest Florida Works Here."
The fund-raising campaign kicked off last month
-With an informational meeting at the St. Joe Marina.
United Way of Northwest Florida Regional Resource
.Development Director Ron Sharpe has made presenta-
;tions to the Gulf County Commission and Port St. Joe
.city, as well as five of six county public schools.
Last year, the non-profit organization raised over
$23,000. This year's goal is $50,000.
Sharpe plans to post large thermometers denoting
funds raised at high traffic sites within the county.
Pictured (left to right) are members of the Gulf County
United Way executive committee: Alan McNair, executive
director of the Economic Development Council; Jason
Flowers, executive director of environmental health;
Hiram Nix of Bayside Savings Bank; Ron Sharpe, United
Way of Northwest Florida regional resource develop--
ment director; Billy Joe Smiley of Port Realty; Bill Byrd;
Rev. Jerry Huft and Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
director Sandra Chafin.
Not pictured are Gulf county commission chairman
Bill Williams, county administrator Don Butler and
Michael Hammond of Preble-Rish.

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of '67 to Celebrate

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John and Lexi Whitfield and Issaac and Bella Campos
are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming
April 5, 2008 wedding of their parents, Sherrie Whitfield and
Demencio Campos.

Boyd Staff Holds Office

Hours In Port St. Joe
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting Port St. Joe on the third
Thursday of every month so the people of Gulf County have
the opportunity to discuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constitu-
ents with a variety of issues relating to various federal agen-
cies. It is important to Congressman Boyd that his staff is
available for those who are not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee offices.
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, October 18, 2007
9:30am 11:30am EDT
Gulf County' Courthouse Administrative Annex
Port St. Joe

Gulf County Senior

Citizens Fundraiser
October 26, 2007
Cost: $4.00
Large BBQ Sandwich, Bag of chips, Pickle, Dessert
Group Delivers made to Businesses
Proceed will go to help pay the cost of congregate meals
at the Port St. Joe and Wewa Centers

D.J. Brake Turns One!
Donald James Brake turned one year old Sept. 28.
His parents are Donnie Brake, Jr. and Jessa Van
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.

From Pensacola to
Miami, throughout Georgia,
Mississippi, even Illinois,
Michigan, Washington, DC.,
and yes, Thailand, friends
of a lifetime are gathering
on October 12 and 13"' to
celebrate 40 years since
their high school graduation.
Since 1967 the class has met
every five years to enjoy and
focus on our time together
and the opportunity to par-
ticipate in an assembly of
wonderful people that share
a unique background. As the
years pass, we accept, and
like to share, the evolution
of our dreams and expecta-
The weekend's activi-
ties begin with a gathering at
the home of Kay Altstaetter
Reed, where we. will enjoy
succulent shrimp prepared
by Chef Danny Raffield. We
will spend time together on
Saturday, and the reunion
will conclude with dinner
and entertainment by Larry
Parker on Saturday evening.
Times come and go;
some things change and
some stay the same but
memories bring it all back.
Before e-mail, computers,
fax machines, cell phones,
cable and TIVO the Class of
'67 has maintained a bond
that is shared by few class-

es. Teachers who were para-
mount in shaping our char-
acter and providing unsur-
passed guidance especially
as we are older now than
they were then will be join-
ing the class for the weekend
festivities. They include Miss
Miriam Dismuke, Coach Ron
Peterson, Ms. Jacque Price,
Mrs. Martha Sanborn, Mr.
Allen Scott, Coach Wayne
Taylor, and Mrs. Linda Wood.
Teachers that will be unable
to attend but have sent their
best wishes for a memora-
ble weekend are Mr. James
Gunter, Mrs. Jean Little,
and Mr. and Mrs. Temple:
Since graduation, the.
Class of '67 has lost six
of our classmates, Linda
Rycroft Harrison, George
White, Sandra Scheffer
Williams, Alan Humphrey,
Royce Holcomb, and Britt
Dunlap. A special time of
remembrance will be held for.
these on Saturday night.
The Class of'67 Reunion
Committee would like to take
this opportunity to reach out
to all classmates and teachers
who have not yet responded
to our invitations. If you are
one of those who may be "on
the fence" get off and join
us! You won't want to be the
one who missed out!

TruthWalkers Visit Geri-Care

The TruthWalkers after-
school program visited
GeriCare and Beacon Villa on
Wednesday, September 26th.
The kids sang, performed
magic tricks, and visited

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
SAcollaborative effort undertaken by the staffs of
The Star and The Times, Reflections on the Wall
commemorate the 25th anniversary of the
etnamVeterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
and feature:
An in-depth history of "The Wall"
Profiles of Gulf and Franklin County's honored
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-
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
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with the residents at each
facility. The kids and resi-
dents enjoyed the afternoon
and the TruthWalkers plan
on visiting again soon. The
TruthWalkers are made up
of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
from PSJ Elementary and
Faith Christian Schools.

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celebration announcements
in the editorial society
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All engagements and
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of our papers. We will
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Halloween Safety Tips For Pets

A pack of ghosts and
goblins at your door can
scare your pets, but ghouls
are not the only thing to
beware of on Halloween.
Kellyann Conway, director of
animal training and behavior
at Animal Planet's Petvideo.
com Pet Video and a certi-
fied, award-winning trainer,
offers these tips to make sure
everyone has a howlin' good
time this Halloween.
First, beware of unsafe
holiday decorations. Wires
and electrical cords are an
invitation to your teething
pets or those who just like
to chew on whatever is avail-
able. Use a cord container
to prevent wires from being
chewed.gnawed. Also, avoid
dangling decorations that
your pet may become tangled

inentangle your pets.
Carving a pumpkin is
fun but placing a candle
inside of it may be hazard-
ous to your pet. Candles
are easily knocked over and
can burn wagging tails, paws
and noses. So forget the
candle and use a glow stick
or battery-operated tea light
Keep your bowl of candy
up and away from your pets'
reach. Most people know
that dogs and cats shouldn't
have candy especially choc-
olate, which is toxic, but even
the candy wrappers can be
hazardous if swallowed. So
remember, no matter how
much your pet begs for a
sweet, no sharing. If you
think your pet has eaten
something he shouldn't have,

contact your veterinarian
Before the trick-or-treat-
ers begin, take your dog on a
nice long walk. The exercise
will help her relax later. Make
sure she's on leash during
her walk in case you encoun-
ter any early trick or treaters.
Dogs can easily be "spooked"
by costumes, especially those
with little people in them.
While most pets pre-
fer to go au-naturel some
seem to enjoy dressing-up.
If your pet will be in cos-
tume for Halloween, make
sure it's safe and comfort-
able. Always avoid masks
or any other costume parts
that might impair his or her
vision, hearing or breathing.
Your pets can be eas-
ily overwhelmed by trick or

treaters coming and going.
Manage your pets by limit-
ing their access to the door.
Use a leash or a baby gate or
put him in his crate or even
in a separate room while the
trick or treaters are out and
about. Turn on some music
to muffle the knocking and
doorbell'ringing and prepare
a yummy chew or catnip toy
to help keep him occupied so
he knows what a good boy
he is.
Finally, keep your pet
inside on Halloween. People
have been known to tease,
injure pets or steal pets and
worse on Halloween.
To find other Halloween
and other animal care tips,
visit the library

AARP Driving Classes

Attention, senior citizens!
Your driving skills and knowl-
edge of traffic laws might be
out-dated. Now is the time
to make sure you are caught
up! You can re-learn your
"Behind-the-Wheel" abilities,
feel more confident during
heavy traffic, adjust your
travels in consideration of
medications you may take,
plan trips to avoid difficult
maneuvers and look out for
your own safety. And yes, you
can even get a discount on
your auto insurance. It just
takes four comfortable hours
for two days, in a pleasant

sociable atmosphere, spon-
sored by AARP There are no
tests and no chance of los-
ing your driving license. Just
your presence and $10.00 are
needed to achieve all these
benefits for peace of mind.
This is for anyone over 50
years of age. The classes are
October 16 and 17, Tuesday
and Wednesday, from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m., EST at
the Port St. Joe Community
Center, 120 Library Street,
next to the Library. Call (850)
648-3067 for more informa-
tion, or to sign up today.

2007 Free Public Health Fair

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association presents
its annual free Health Fair on
Friday, October 19, 2007.
This popular event, held
at the Port St. Joe Senior
and Community Center at
120 Library Drive, provides
health and wellness infor-
mation and resources for
seniors, family care provid-
ers, and the public-at-large.
Examples of information
include financial and disabil-
ity resources, hospice care,
home healthcare, prevention
and treatment of high blood
pressure and osteoporosis.
The event will be an
experience you will not want
to miss. In addition to the
information one can receive,
several vendors from area
health agencies will be on
hand actually doing several
types of health checks. The
type of screening that will be
available include blood pres-
sure and oxygen saturation

monitoring, diabetic screen-
ing, bone density, along with
hearing and vision tests.
In all that is
being offered at the health
fair, Gulf County Health
Department will be on hand
to administer flu shots. The
health department will accept
Medicaid along with third
party insurance. Self-pay will
be $28.00.
The health fair event
will be from 9:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. The times for the
event is Eastern. Gulf County
Health Department will be
available from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. for the flu
shots. Door prizes will be
given away throughout the
day. The general public, of
all ages, is invited to attend
this event.
For more information,
call Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association at 229-

Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center hosted
their first annual Fall Festival
in honor of Corporal Jeremy
"Matt" Cabaniss, with ALL
proceeds from the festival
presented to his family.
We would like to give a
sincere "Thank You" to the
community and local spon-
sors for their out-pouring
Of goodwill and generosity
shown for this benefit spon-
Sored at our facility.
SThanks to your gener-
Osity we can give back to
this soldier who has given
Oo much to keep our coun-
try safe. With the St. Joe
lumpin Beans MoonWalk,
dunking booth, cake walk,
low-county boil of seafood,
potatoes, onions, suasage,
ind corn, hamburgers and
hot dogs and the doiia aons
(rom such businesses as:
Piggly Wiggly. CVS Pharmacy.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company,
St. Patrick's Seafood, St.

Joe Shrimp Company, Tiffin
Interiors, Buddy Ward and
Sons Seafood, Prosperity
Bank, ACE Hardware,
Capital City Bank, Danny
Raffield, Gene Abra,s, SJNN
(Ken Murphy), Mary Cumbie,
the local church organiza-
tions for the cake donations,
the Patriot Guard, PSJ High
School ROTC, Humane
Society, City of Port St. Joe,
Franklin County Sheriff Dept.
D.A.R.E., we were able to
raise $2700 for this soldier
and his family.
Thank you to the Bay St.
Joe residents for their par-
ticipation and allowing us to
do such a wonderful thing at
their home.
And a special thanks to
the staff of Bay St. Joe Care
and Rehabilitation Center for
donating their time on their
day off. Without their sup-
port, non of this wouVd have
been possible.

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old; orange kittens, about ten weeks old; Pudding,
a chocolate colored female pup about six months;
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Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Volunteers appreciated.
Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
call 227-1109 for more information. Volunteers

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Mary Etta

Temple Pope


Mary Etta Temple Pope ", /
was born December 14, 1943
in Columbia, Mississippi. -'
She passed away September
28, 2007 in Rapieds Hospital
in Alexandria, LA. Her chil-
dren were at her side when the
Lord sent his angels to take her
to her heavenly home.
She was very preceded in death
by her husband, John H. Pope, Sr., and her son and her
son, John H. Pope, Jr. Surviving are three daughter and a
son: Verna L Burch of Port St. Joe, Viriginia Furmagh of
Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dorothy Chavers of Pineville, LA and
Bobby W Pope of Pineville, LA.
She was a homemaker and her life revolved around her
children, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6
great great grandchildren.
A private funeral with family members was held Monday,
October 1, 2007 at Holly Hills Cemetery in Port St. Joe with
a very special great grandson, Trevor Burch of Port St. Joe,
Push funeral Home in Pineville, LA and Comforter
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe, FL were in charge of the

Mrs. Henry Norman

(Martha Theresa) Maddox

Mrs. Henry Norman (Martha Theresa) Maddox, 80, of
Apalachicola, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2007, in
Panama City, following a brief illness.
She was born April 24, 1927, in Apalachicola, the
daughter of Charles Alexander and Matilda Malvinia Sheally,
and married Henry Norman Maddox, Jr. December 7, 1946.
He preceded her in death November 6, 2006.
She was a lifelong resident of the city and a member of
St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Survivors include her son Charles (Suzanne), Las
Cruces, New Mexico; a sister, Nancy (George) Wolfe, Sebring,
Florida; and two grandchildren, C. Timothy Maddox (Laurie),
Huntsville, Alabama, and Sarah Beth Maddox, Houston,
Her parents, husband, and a brother George preceded
her in death.
Funeral services will be held a4 11:00 a.m. Saturday, St.
Patrick's Catholic Church, the Rev. Roger Latosynski officiat-
ing, with interment in Magnolia Cemetery. A rosary will be
recited at the church at 10:00 a.m.
Those who wish, may make donations in her memory to
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, P O. Box 550, Apalachicola,
FL 32320.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral

Thomas L. Tommy Brock

Mr. Thomas L. Tommy Brock, 82, of Overstreet, passed
away Saturday, October 6, 2007 at his home. A native of
White County, GA, he has been a resident of Florida since
1949 and of Gulf County for around 50 years. He worked as
a heavy equipment operator for Tapper & Company and also
for C. W Roberts Construction and later owned Brock Paving
Company until his retirement in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Brock of Overstreet:
his children, Thomas Allen Brock and wife Barbara Ann
of Overstreet, Terry L Brock and wife Jackie of Honeyville,
John Ernest Brock and Nina Melinda Reynolds, both of
Overstreet; his grandchildren, Amber Megan Brock, Lauren
Ashley Brock, William Tristan Reynolds; two sisters, Maeonia
Coker of Dermorest, GA and Fannie Lee Gravitt of Cleveland,
GA; and two brothers, J. B. Brock and Edmund Brock, both
of Cleveland, GA.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the graveside in Holly Hill
Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. David Nichols. Interment
will follow. He will lie in state at the Comforter Funeral Home
from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Richard "Dick" Barry

Richard "Dick" Barry ,72, of White City passed away
Monday, September 24, 2007. He served four years in the
United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Morin Barry; his
children, Lynn (Russ) Card, Penny Barry, Richard Barry, Bob
Barry, and Jess Barry: eight grandchildren; and three great;

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By Dora Dunigan

Giving, involved, teach-
er, strict disciplinarian,
sports fanatic, devoted hus-
band and father, prompt to
work, dedicated, hard work-
er, prankster, Gator and
Hoosier fan, friend serious,
quiet, and competitive.
Those are just a few
words that describe my dad.
He was a man that was real.
He lived life with his heart
involved with everything he
did. In a review of his life,
one would notice a man in
love with life.
I am honored to be one
of his children. He taught us
kids respect for our elders,
hard work, and sports. Our
family time consisted of sup-
per together every night,
playing some type of sport
in our front yard, swimming
'at the beach and getting ice
cream afterwards, working
in our garden, and time in
front of the TV Did I men-
tion that Dad loved sports?!
You name the game, and
Dad probably liked it. You
were taking your life into
your own hands if you dared
to walk between him and
the TV if there was a Gator
or Hoosier game on! It was
lethal! He was well known to
have a couple of TVs going
'and a radio with an earpiece
during the playoffs. He was
not your typical sports fan.
Dad was not just a spec-
tator either. He was very
involved as a coach and
umpire with the Dixie Youth
Little League baseball. He
was one of the best. He also

enjoyed going to the high
school football and basket-
ball games. Whether it was a
home game or not, you'd see
him there. When his sons
joined the high school band,
it was all -the more a joy for
him to be there.
My dad was also a giv-
ing and merciful father. He
didn't have a lot of money,
but he still gave. There are
those here today that have
shared your stories about
how he inspired you in some
way to be someone more
than others expected you
to be. Others have stories
of him giving you a love
for sports when he bought
you your first ball glove and
paid of cleats. His sons-in-
law can tell you stories of
his generosity when it came
to his daughters. He cared
about others and gave when
it mattered .most. We didn't
grow up in a money-wealthy
family. But, our inheritance
is rich in love and mercy. I
pray that we take this inheri-
tance and pass it on to his
grandchildren and his great
grandchildren's children.
That is what will count in
the end-his legacy.

I would not be the
woman I am today if God
had not given me such a man
as my dad. God knew what it
would take for me to become
who I am today. Everything
he taught me helped point
me to God. I thank God for
my dad and I am proud to be
of the Dunigan clan. His dis-
cipline shaped me with cor-
rection that taught me right

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Ciu-c& ( ( 4 iMexcom Jeadi
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 (hurb
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Pastor: James Wley
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

l fkj "A Reformed Voice
N 1 c .in the Community"

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Sunday School ............................. ......... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship................................. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .... .....................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship......... ............6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-607
SHome of Faith Christian School

from wrong and a respect
for authority. His pranks
on April Fools Day taught
me how to laugh along with
everyone else, even when the
joke is on you. :) He taught
me how to love what you are
doing and do it with your
best. He taught me to give
your employer your best too,
be on time and be there to
work. My dad might have
called into work sick one
day out of his 35 years at
the paper mill. He was a
loyal employee and good co-
worker. His family has heard
about the stories he would
share at work and how much
fun he was to work with.
Whatever my dad
believed in, he stood up for
it. He didn't stand on the
sidelines. He was involved
and took things seriously. He
had such a big responsibil-
ity in raising all of us kids.
Dad was the disciplinarian
in our home and the head of
his household. I wish we had
recorded his supper-table
lectures on good morals and
standards to write a book
for today's families. But,
there is already one, right?!
I'm sure that I speak for all
my siblings and mom when
I say, "Thank you, Dad. You
were GREAT and we LOVE
He had grown up on a
farm in Indiana and could
grow anything in a garden.
He would buy baby chicks
and raise them in our back-
yard. Our house was the
attraction for our child-
hood friends when it came
to see what it was like to be

chased by a chicken with his
head cut off! How many of
you know what I'm talking
about?! We had free enter-
tainment back in those days
and good food on the table
later. Life was simple and
good then. :)
I have many fond memo-
ries of road trips to dad's
home in Indiana to see his
side of the family. All five
of us kids would sit in the
back of the bar, without seat-
belts, with one laying up in
the back window for a nap.
Dad could go for miles on
his never-ending bladder to
get us there to see snow for
Christmas. His family are
special to me and I enjoy
hearing their stories about
my dad. May the be blessed
for loving us Floridians,
anyway! Hey, they needed a
vacation spot, tool
In closing, will you join
me in cheering my dad on as
he has finished his race and
he has fought a good fight?
It is not about whether he
finished first or last. It's the
fact that he did it all for the
love of his family and he did
it well.
I'd like to read some
scripture that reminds me
of how my dad lived. They
speak volumes about the
standard dad lived by and
taught his children. May we
examine our own lives to
see if we will be found faith-
ful when we shall be judged
Proverbs 12:26 "The
righteous should choose his
friends carefully. For the way
of the wicked leads them

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)



8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
S Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

first Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education

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

...... 9:45 am
8:30 & 11:00 am
........ 6:00 pm
...... 7:00 pm
...... 6:00 pm
...... 7:49 am ET

Proverbs 22:1 "A
good name is to be cho-
sen rather than great
riches, loving favor
rather than silver and
Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child the
way he should go, and
when he is old he will
not depart from it." .
Proverbs 23:13-
14 "Do not withhold
correction from a child, for
if you beat him with a rod,
he will not die. You shall beat
him with a rod and deliver
his soul from hell."
Exodus 20:12 "Honor
your father and your moth-
er, that your days may be
long upon the land which
the Lord your God is giving
Proverbs 13:24 "He
who spares the rod hates his
son, but he who loves him
disciplines him promptly."

Ecclesiastes 127:
3-5 "Behold, children are

a heritage from the Lord;
the fruit of the womb is 4
reward. Like arrows in the
hand of a warrior, so are
the children of one's youth.
Happy is the man who has
his quiver full of them; they
shall not be ashamed."
Ephesians 5:25
"Husbands, love your wives,
just as Christ also loved the
church and gave Himself for
2 Timothy 4:7 "I have
fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept
the faith."

nipiratlon Pointn

How Do You Spell Pretty?

She makes me laugh sometimes.
At a school program Dasia grabbed my wife's arm,
"Mommy, mommy, mommy!" We love our beautiful, 8 year
old chocolate-skinned friend. But Nancy, who remarked, "I
look pretty white and old," isn't'mommy.
"She's not thinking," Nancy said, "She's just saying what-
ever comes into her head."
I remember when this came into her head.
"How do you spell your name?" Dasia asked Nancy.
"Don't look; I'm making a picture for you." She worked hard
on her crayoned creation. Looking around the room, she
could see her picture would be taped to the wall with others
from Nancy's many young friends.
Dasia announced. "It's ready, it's a picture of us, and it
says: Nancy is pretty."
The jubilant little girl with her labor-of-love artwork was
momentarily forgotten as Nancy thought: "What will people
think? I can't hang that up; I'm not pretty."
The scene depicted a house adorned with seven hearts.
There were three smiling stick figures. A large heart outside
the house had the names Dasia, her brother Darryl, and
Nancy encircled. Above a crayoned tree it said, "from Dasia
to Nancy."
"Nancy is pride" bannered the top of the picture. Dasia
hadn't asked how to spell "pretty." So based on her pronun-
ciation, "pri-dee," this is what came out of her head.
Out of her head--what comes out of our heads for
The Apostle Peter knew pretty. "It's not your outer
appearance. Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart,
with unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is
very precious in the sight of God."
To Dasia; a person who is kind, caring, fun to be with
and is interested in her is pretty.
Maybe her head can't spell pretty, but Dasia's heart can
Rick Leland

Robert E. King DDS



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City Wide Mission Annual

Fruit Harvest Services
The City Wide Mission will conduct its annual Fruit
Harvest Services on Thursday October 4-7 p.m. at Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church. All community churches are asked
to send at least a $25 donation towards this ministry; howev-
er, whatever God leads you to give will be greatly appreciated
with all proceeds being used to provide fruit baskets for local
sick and shut-ins, elderly citizens, and those who need to be
remembered in a special way here in the Port St. Joe com-
munity. Also, individuals are encouraged to come and bring
br send donations to this worthy and heart-felt cause.

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6.00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m.
K All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fukher
Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of ChildrenMinistrier,

The friendly place to worship!

' First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th e California 648-5776
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

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

A Call For Unction

T his week I would like
to just talk straight
from my heart to each
of the readers of this column.
I have found that, as I look
at our community that we
really have something miss-
ing. It is not the lack of place
to worship because there are
churches on every corner. It
is not a lack of material to
teach from because the Bible,
the Holy Word is all that is
needed to do that. It is also
not a lack of people to do the
work because the calling has
gone out from God and many
has heeded the call. However,
what is missing is the heart of
the called that is consumed
with God and His will. The
desire of many today fall far
from those of yesterday. Men
had a burning in there soul,
as Jeremiah, to tell the Old
Story without deviating from
the full truth of God's mes-
sage. They understood that
souls of the lost were hanging
in the balance of life or death.
Today is not different! Every
person, young or old are just
one breath from eternality,

yet the messengers are at
The men of yesterday had
a passion that was beyond
compare to most of what
is standing in the shoes of
the called of today. Today's
minister is more worried that
somebody will be offended
with the message that brings
conviction, that turns the
perverse heart to Christ and
Salvation. The message of
most today are prewritten
and read before a congre-
gation with. carefully chosen
words so that no one will
feel pressure or what I still
call Holy Ghost conviction. I
suppose what is most alarm-
ing about that is people right
here are leaving this world
without Christ.
I long for the time when
we will confront the enemy
of the cross and repair the
altars in the church. We
'have a grave responsibility
to do just that. The task is
not for the future or for the
past but you and me to make
that stand now. The altar
will be rebuilt when we find

our faces pressed against the across the
mercy seat in humility with not stray
the sacrifice of time, love for path becau
the lost, and the full message spurs. It's
to ring out from every pulpit Well, God's
as in the days of old. It will keep
Pastor, teacher, deacon ing from
and elder, it is our respon- broad.
sibility to show the love of Church
God. We were not called to hr
get pats on the back and be heart today
a good old boy but to carry let satan tal
the message of the Gospel away. But R
of Christ with the Power of and fight w
God that will deliver the bur- Heaven. If
dened souls from the grips to an Old F
of hell's flames. The love of, a broken a
God sometimes is stern and of repentant
pressed hard. Actually, there hear. When
are more hard sayings found humble' th
in the Word of God than easy Him, God
ones. The Lord told us that tains. God
His Word was a two-edged and me to i
sword; cutting even to the Stained Bar
morrow of the bone as well
as it knows the intent of the
heart. Church without little God b]
pain we will stray o ff the old great week.
path and wander on to the
wide where anything goes. In His E
For example, for the beach Pastor'
goers, when you are getting LightH(
to the waters edge walking Ministries

A rummage sale will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Catholic Church, on 15" Street, Mexico Beach, Saturday,
October 13, 2007. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Central. Many
items to choose from. All are welcome. Come and join the
fun, looking for that special item you just can't live without.

St. Peter's Anglican Church
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP) 1

Morning Prayer & Holy Conuniion
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 InA Changing World"

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



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

P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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Long Avenue Bap ist Church

Wh ere Faith, Family c'

Friend hip are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
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

dunes you dare
from the beaten
.se of the sand-
safer on the trail!
Word is the same.
you from wander-
le straight to the

please hear my
! Let's just don't
ke our loved ones
et us take a stand
rith the power of
we will go back
fashion Altar with
nd contrite heart
ice the Lord will
God's people will
emselves before
will move moun-
is waiting for you
hold up the Blood
iner of Christ.

less and have a

house Pentecostal

It is a privilege to invite all bikers to our first "Biker
Sunday" on November 4th, at Beach Baptist Chapel, 311
Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach.
We will begin at 10:45 am, ET, with a meet and greet
followed by contemporary morning worship at 11 with guest
speakers from the "Christian Motorcyclists Association."
Dinner on the grounds will follow the morning service,
with all visiting bikers as honored guests.
An after dinner ride will include a stop at the Dairy
Queen on Panama City Beach.
Mark this date on your calendar and join us for a won-
derful time of worship & fellowship. Everyone, including
non-bikers, is invited.
"He whom the Son has set free is free indeed" John

Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 ADL in Jerusalem

We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

10:00 a.m. EST
11:00 a.m. EST
7:30 p.m. EST

"We are about our Father's business"

482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.
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.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone

Family life (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... p olrch t. oi
Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning wy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& 5" Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford Faomt Chu. h
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the 9azarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Give unto the Lord the glory due is name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:2 -

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

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

W First Presbyterian Church
S of Port St. Joe
9 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
5 Sunday School 11:00 a.m.

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What a wonderful time
we had at Faith Christian
School/Faith Bible Church
this past Sunday. The mul-
tipurpose building and play-
grounds were dedicated at a
special gathering at 4:00 p.m.
Rev. Larry Wells, pastor of the
United Pentecostal Church,
opened with prayer. Special
music was provided by the
Bouington family of the First
Church of the Nazarene and
Long Avenue Baptist Churc,
and Sarah Lamberson and
Rev. Bill Traylor of Faith
Bible Church. Miss Deborah
Loyless, the Children's
Director at the First United
Methodist Church, offered
the prayer of dedication for
the playground, followed by
the dedication message given
by Rev. Taylor. Rev. James

Wiley, pastor of Oak Grove
Assembly of God, offered the
Prayer of Dedication for the
building. The Benediction
was given by Rev. Mike Dunn.
A delicious meal catered by
Paul Gant's Bar-b-Q followed
the service at 5:00. Even
though the entire playground
project is not yet complete,
we are truly blessed with the
progress we have made.
In order to provide funds
for these final costs of the
Project, a Christmas Bazaar
Fundraiser is planned for
Thursday, November 29.
These funds will cover the
picnic tables, basketball
.goals, swings, and other
items. Also we hope to pur-
chase sun shades to cover
the play structures. New and/
or like new Christmas dec-

Miss Janice's Athletes for the Week of September 24-28 are
Henry Balogh K-4, Dell Pickett grade 3, Catherine Bouington
K-5, Hal-leigh Keels grade 4, Jacob Kennedy grade 1, and
Jordan Alexander grade 2. Not picture: Sara Beth Thompson
oration and gift items are learning nursery rhymes, so
needed for the bazaar. We she stopped by to share a
need volunteers and donors. couple of her favorites. The
If you would like to help, class particularly enjoyed
please call Sandy Kennedy "The Three Little Kittens."
at 227-2191. We appreciate Thank you, Mother Goose,
your support and prayers, for making stories come to
K-3 recently had a very' life and for creating lasting
special visitor! Mother Goose memories!
heard the class had been

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Keeping company with Mother Goose are: seated Ashton
Burkett, Ava Ryan, Magnolia Sarmiento; standing- Isabella
Dumas, Sarah Beth Thompson, Madeline Ramey, Kristen
Bouington,. Destiny Dykes, Donovan Miniat.

Wewahitchka Elementary School
Students of the Week October 1-5
K-Jillian Jones*; 1st Beau Brown; 2nd Jocelyn
Minchew; 3rd Travis Slentz; 4th Savannah Smith; 5th Brea
not pictured

WES PTO recently held
their first meeting of the
school year and all present
received a real treat! The
third grade classes have been
preparing for sometime now
for their Annual Veteran's
Day Program. These young
patriots under the direc-
tion of third grade teachers
Ms. Linda Whitfield and Ms.
Becky Weston gave the PTO
crowd a delightful preview
of their upcoming program.
The community is invited to
attend the Veteran's Day pro-
gram at 9:00am on Friday,
November 9.
New PTO officers were
also elected at the meet-
ing. Taking over the reins
at president is Ms. Rona
Vines. Ms. Robin Shely will
serve as vice-president and

Ms. Tricia Hjort will be the
new secretary/treasurer.
These ladies have taken on
their new responsibilities
with enthusiasm and deter-
mination to succeed. They
would like to invite everyone
to the next meeting sched-
uled for Thursday, October
18 at 6:30. Among the topics
for discussion is the upcom-
ing Fall Festival; the PTO's
major fund raiser of the year.
Please make every effort to
Wewahitchka Elementary
School wishes to thank
exiting PTO President Ms.
Sharon Barrier. Ms. Barrier
has provided several years of
dedicated service and hard
work. God bless you, Ms.



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On October 8, 2007 the 3rd -6th graders celebrated
their "A" school with a party at Rock-It Lanes. All who
attended had loads of fun and food for everyone. We want to
thank all the parent chaperones that attend this event with
us. You are always so willing to help our school whenever we
call on you. We have the best parents around. Thanks again
.for spending the day with us.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the
Norris D. Langston Youth Scholarship Foundation for provid-
ing our speaker, Almond Gunter October 11, 2007. He chal-
lenged our student to be the best they can be and the play the
"Game of Life" correctly.
If you are a parent 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.
The week of October 22nd-26th has been designated as
Red Ribbon Week, which focuses on educating student about
healthy choices, especially the choice to avoid drugs. Port St.
Joe Elementary has planned many activities to celebrate the
children's choice to be drug free. Students will receive prizes
for wearing the designated clothing during the week. Monday-
'Join Our Drug Free"(wear PSJE t-shirts), Tuesday-"Sock It
To Drug Free"(wear your weirdest socks), Wednesday-"Life
"Is Sweet Drug Free" (wear crazy hat), Thursday-'Join In The
Fight Against Drugs"(wear camouflage clothing), Friday-"I
Pledge To Be Drug Free" (wear red clothing)
On Friday afternoon, students and faculty members
will march against drugs around the school and Centennial
-Building. Parents are encouraged to come out and support
our students during the march. If you.have any question
about the Red Ribbon festivities, please feel free to call the
school office at 227-1221.
We would like to invite the community to our annual
Fall Festival at the Centennial Building on October 26th from
4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. It will be filled with booths, games,
and contest for all ages. Please support your local school
and bring your whole family for a night of fun. See you
Important Dates to Remember:

October 16th-FCAT Parent Night for 3rd Grade
October 19th-Homecoming and End of first grading
October 21st-Red Ribbon Week
October 24th-1/2 day for students, College T-shirt Day
October 26th-Fall Festival 4pm to 7pm and 1st Grade
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By Whitney Nixon

Well October is officially
in full swing! That means
sports, Halloween and most
importantly, Homecoming.
The halls of Port St. Joe High
School are abuzz with excite-
ment as students gear up for
the festivities.
This year there was cer-
tainly some stiff competi-
tion among the senior girls
for Homecoming Court.
Unfortunately not all of us
could win. The votes were
tallied and congratulations to
the girls that made the cut.
If you missed the ACT
deadline for the test taking
place October 27; be sure to
sign up by November 2 for the
December 8 test. If hurry you
can still make the November
3 SAT deadline, with a minor
late fee of course. If you do
not feel like paying the late
fee, you can just sign up for
the December 1 test.
Good news sports fans,
PSJ has plenty of sporting
events lined up this week.
On Monday, October 8 the
Girl's Volleyball team has a
home game against Franklin
County. October 9 Boys Golf
will be playing at the Golf
Club of Quincy at 3:30 PM

and Girls Golf will be play-
ing at Nature Walk at 4:30
PM. Friday, October 12, come
out and support the varsity
football team as they face off
against Liberty County. The
game is at home and starts at
7:30 PM. Go sharks!!
Well I sat down with
one of the teachers, Mrs.
Comforter, of Port St. Joe
High School's newest addi-
tion, the Arts Academy.
Thanks to the generous grant
Mrs. Comforter was able to
purchase a new keyboard,
3 new computers and sev-
eral programs and instruc-
tional books for her chorus,
guitar and drama courses.
Everyone is encouraged to
come out and see "Christmas
with the ARTS" on December
6, 2007. "It's the first com-
bined Arts Academy project,"
she said with excitement. The
event will showcase all art
Well I think that pretty
much highlights this week's
events. Before I go I will leave
you with a quote about wis-
dom from the great Greek
philosopher himself, Plato.
" Wise men speak because
they have something to say,
fools because they have to
say something."


Fundraiser at GCCC
WKGC radio will sponsor its annual Fall Fundraiser.
This year's on-air fundraiser theme is entitled "In Tune With
Your Mind." The drive is scheduled to begin Friday, October
12 and will continue through Saturday, October 20 from
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the WKGC studio on the campus
of Gulf Coast Community College.
WKGC broadcasts award winning programs such as
"Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air with
Terry Gross, and Car Talk," and local programs such as
"Rapline, and Showcase of Show Tunes," with Peter Michael
Bardach. WKGC also broadcasts "Art Talk with Claire
Bannerman, and the Bay County Commission Meetings," live
the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
Those persons who have received renewal reminders for
this years fundraiser, please return them to WKGC Radio,
5230 W. Hwy 98, Panama City, Florida 32401.
To make a contribution to WKGC public radio, please
call the pledge line at 873-3555.

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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 kl 2 fl us No political entries please.
Thanks for your community support and Go Sharks!

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WES Alumnus Returns

to Adoring Fans
Atlanta Braves Outfielder Brandon Jones, a Wewahitchka
Elementary School alumnus, dropped by the campus unex-
pectedly Tuesday, October 2 to be greeted by a mass of ador-
ing young fans. This humble young man took the onslaught
of autograph requests all in-stride. Jones graciously signed
his name time after time all the while encouraging the young-
sters to pursue their dreams, invest in an education, and
work diligently toward their goals. WES would like to thank
Mr. Jones for giving of his time to brighten the day of our
children and to inspire them to achieve.


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Gulf County Sheriffs Report Florida Motorists Urged To

The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI check points dur-
ing the months of October
and November 2007. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near St.
Joe Beach, Highway 98 and
GarrisonAve, 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 09/29 deputies
responded to a distur-
bance in the Wewahitchka
area, they determined that
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She was transported to Bay
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Hood was charged with
aggravated battery, aggravat-
ed assault, false imprison-
ment, and resisting without
violence his bond was set at
On 10/01 Jason Bill
McLemore was arrested on a
warrant for failure to appear
on a charge of DWLSR.
On 10/01 James Albert
Windham, 38, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On 10/02 deputies trav-
eled to Holmes County and
arrested Marvin Windell
Carnley, 41, for failure to
appear on charges of domes-
tic battery.
On 10/02 Harold Lee
Mathes Jr., 44, of Port St
Joe was arrested on charg-
es of Indecent Exposure in

On 10/03 Deputies
served a search warrant
on the residence of Charles
Woodrow Hood Sr. 71 of
Wewahitchka, he was arrest-
ed on charges of sale of a
controlled substance.

During the week of
09/29-10/04 Gulf County
Dispatcher handled 249
calls including 21 calls for
Emergency Medical Services,
and dispatching fire depart-
ments to two grass fires. Gulf
County Deputies handled
211 calls including 36 traf-
fic stops in which five traf-
fic citations and 31 warning
were issued, they served 24
civil papers, 27 calls from
citizens with questions or
concerns, 10 disturbances,
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One year ago today,
the Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles (DHSMV) imple-
mented a new emergency
contact information system
that allows Florida motor-
ists to voluntarily provide
emergency contact infor-
mation online using their
Florida driver licenses or
Florida identification cards.
The information can then be
accessed by law enforcement
officers to notify designated
contacts if a motorist is seri-
ously injured or killed in a
traffic crash.
Tiffiany's Story -- After
her daughter Tiffiany was
critically injured in a traf-
fic crash in 2005, Christine
Olson was not immediate-
ly notified of the incident
because law enforcement
officers working the crash
had no emergency contact

information. By the time
Ms. Olson was contacted, it
was too late for her to say
goodbye to her daughter. Ms.
Olson felt that some kind
of system needed to be in
place that would ensure the
immediate contact of parents
and loved ones in cases like
this, so she asked for help
from her state legislator,
Representative Bill Galvano,
who put her in contact with
"We encourage all
Floridians to take a few
moments and input this vital
information," said Electra
Bustle, Executive Director
of DHSMV "In the event of
an unfortunate emergency,
having this information
readily at hand will allow
law enforcement officials to
quickly get in touch with
those listed as a contact."
On this first year anni-

versary, we are, once again,
urging Florida motorists to
go online and enter their
emergency contact informa-
tion. To date, over 743,000
Floridians have already
done so. However, with over
18 million licensed drivers
and identification card hold-
ers in our state, many more
need to take the time to go
online and enter their infor-
Anyone with a valid
Florida driver license or
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Redevelopment Agency Garners Award

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Call it a banner year for the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency.
The Florida Redevelopment Association
(FRA) has selected the PSJRA to receive its
"Cultural Enhancement" award, one of 10
categories in which the FRA recognizes the
best from redevelopment agencies around
the state.
The PSJRA won for its "Historic Banner"
program. The redevelopment agency part-
nered with the Gulf Alliance for the Local
Arts and the county Tourist Development
Council on this program, receiving assistance
on funding as well as a resource of artists.
Each entry in the FRA contest is judged
on a variety of criteria, from impact on the
community economic, social, design and
cultural to application to other communi-
ties to funding and problem solving that went
into making the program a success.
The "Historic Banner" program reaches
out to local artists who create unique, origi-

nal art to showcase the history and themes of
the city, with each banner hanging along the
Reid Avenue business district, the entrance
to the marina or in the Dr. Joe Memorial
Parking Lot on Williams Avenue illustrating a
defining feature of each century in the city's
1600s Native American;
1700s A Privateer (pirate);
1800s The Apalachicola Railroad, with
Railroad Workers;
.1900s A Shrimp Boat and shrimpers.
The artist Chuck Creasy wrote the fol-
lowing of his inspiration for the project:
"We have a unique opportunity with this
campaign to begin the branding process for
the City of Port St. Joe. This community is
unique to most in the Northwestern Florida
area. It is built upon a rich quilt-work of his-
tory that is steeped in the romantic visions
of a strong people exploring, settling and
carving out a viable 'sense of place' from
the roughness of a land that was seemingly

"From the ancient serenity of its native
peoples to the advent of explorers, privateers
and early European settlers, Port St. Joe
.teems with images of independence. And it's
from their courageous past that the commu-
nity has evolved into a gem of opportunity for
a continuing line of 'explorers.'
"Today, Port St. Joe can look back on
its early history and draw from it a pride
of independence, loyalty, courage, natural
beauty and determination to take her into
the future."
As one of the 10 redevelopment agencies
being recognized by the FRA, the PSJRA will
receive an award and trophy during the FRA
annual conference later this month.
Port St. Joe will also be featured in the
FRAs "Best Book" publication, with photos
and descriptions of the banners.
The PSJRA will also have a display table
at the conference for all participants to see.
The PSJRA gives special kudos to GALA,
the TDC, Creasy as well as Lorinda Gingell
and Eric Davidson who assisted in putting
the applications together.





The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to consider
adoption of an Ordinance which will approve the Myers Park Planned Unit Development
Zoning District. The title of the ordinance is as follows:


The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, November 6,
2007 at 6:00 p.m. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur at the same location on
October 16, 2007. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in
writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall
305 Cecil G. Costiri, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearing
will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will
need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including
the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires
assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.

Exhibit A

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The City of Port St. Joe City Commission Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:



The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, November
6, 2007 at 6:00 RM. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur at the same
time and location on October 16, 2007. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public
inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments
in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City
Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public
hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the
hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is
made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based.
Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office
at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.

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Century 21 Offices Join Forces For

'Open House Weekend Extravaganza'

Tyndall Federal Credit Union to

Present Home Buying Concerns Seminar

Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty and many other
CENTURY 21 offices
throughout the Southland
Region will conduct a Century
21 Open House Weekend
Extravaganza on October 13
and 14. As part of this spe-
cial weekend, each of the
participating CENTURY 21
offices will hold open house
events making it convenient
for home buyers to visit mul-
tiple properties in the hopes
of finding their dream home.
"The open house has
always been a great tool for
marketing a property and
giving potential home buyers
the opportunity to get a true
feel for what the home has to
offer," said Jay Rish, Broker/
Owner of Century 21 Gulf

Coast Realty. In addition
to providing value to poten-
tial home buyers, creating an
open house event also pro-
vides tremendous value to
our customers who currently
have a home for sale and
want that property to be seen
by as many potential buyers
as possible.
The Century 21 Open
House Weekend will also
offer attendees the chance
to win 'Free Gas For A Year',
just for attending and filling
out an entry form at any of
the participating open house
Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty, with three locations
to serve you in Mexico Beach,
Port St Joe, and Simmons
Bayou, is a full service

brokerage specializing in
Residential, Commercial, and
Development properties.

Century 21 Real Estate
LLC is the franchiser of the
world's largest residential
real estate sales organi-
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marketing support for the
CENTURY, 21 System.
The System is comprised of
more than 8,300 indepen-
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worldwide. Century 21 Real
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of Realogy Corporation, the
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Opportunity Florida Announces Home Ownership

Program for Eight Northwest Florida Counties

Opportunity Florida,
Three Rivers Housing
Foundation and USDA Rural
Development announced a
newhome ownership program
for an eight county region
in northwest Florida today.
Included in the program, 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 substan-
tial purchase price down pay-
ment and closing cost assis-
tance and mortgage interest
rate subsidy which will make
owning a new home afford-
able 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 convenience
package. Homes will consist
of traditional construction by
local builders. All home buy-
ers will be required to par-
ticipate in a home ownership
education program.
USDARural Development
Area Manager, Jim Dean,
said, "This program will
bring together several differ-
ent 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 effi-
ciently 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 build-

ing block of rural economic
Three Rivers Housing
Foundation is a not for profit
corporation that has devel-
oped more than fifty mil-
lion dollars of single family
workforce homes in Florida,
Georgia and Alabama since
Program applications
may be downloaded 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 appli-
cations 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 324-6
or by mail to Opportunity
Florida, EO. Box 60, Chipley,
FL 32428. Please call the
Opportunity Florida office at

Tyndall Federal Credit 2007
Union is presenting a Home 6
Buying Concerns Seminar, Time
free and open to the public, T
to be held at: nerec
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to 7 p.m. (Central
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esentatives from the
ANCE Program and
all Federal's Mortgage
rtment will present

Panama City, FL valuable information and
Thursday, November 8, answer questions on this

important topic. Discussion
will include: how much home
can you afford?; planning for
up-front costs; understand-
ing your credit report and
credit score; and the various
types of mortgage loans.
For more information,
contact Susie Price at 747-
4476 or toll-free at 888-896-
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Reevaluate Your Benefit Needs Each Year

By Jason Alderman

Like death and taxes,
rising health care costs are
unavoidable. In fact, you've
probably seen your medi-
cal insurance premiums
increase several times in the
past few years. A little care-
ful planning can help you
ease your bottom line by
choosing coverage that best
matches your needs not to
mention save hundreds of
dollars on taxes.
Keep these things in
mind when choosing a medi-
cal plan during your employ-
er's open enrollment period
for choosing benefits cover-
age for next year:
I If you've recently had (or
are about to have) a family
status change, your cover-
age needs may be different.
For example, if you're hav-
ing a baby, compare mater-
nity and pediatric benefits
between plans. Other sta-
tus changes that may impact
your selection include mar-
riage, divorce, spouse's
death or dependents passing
the eligibility age.
If family coverage is avail-
able through your spouse's
insurance, carefully com-
pare your plan's premiums
and benefit levels with those
in your employer's plans.
You might save a bundle.
Ask current doctors if
they plan to stay in your
plan's provider network next
year. Out-of-network charges
are often much higher. Also,
before any hospitalization,
make sure the hospital is in
the network.
Many medical plans now
charge higher copayments

for brand-name drugs than
for generics, and some even
disallow certain medications
if cheaper alternatives exist.
Ask if your medications are
in the plan's drug formu-
About those tax savings:
See if your company pro-
vides health care and depen-
dent care flexible spending
accounts (FSAs), also known
as reimbursement accounts.
These let you pay for eli-
gible out-of-pocket medical
and child care expenses you
would have paid for anyway
on a pre-tax basis that
is, before federal, state and
Social Security taxes have
been deducted from your
You can use a health
care FSA to pay for any IRS-
allowed medical expenses
not covered by your medi-
cal, dental or vision cov-
erage, such as deductibles,
co-payments, dental work
over plan limits, contact
lenses and glasses, over-
the-counter medicines, acu-
puncture, chiropractic care,
smoking cessation programs
and many more. Check IRS
Publication 502, Medical and
Dental Expenses at www.irs.
gov, for allowable expenses.
Dependent care FSAs
lets you use pre-tax dollars
to pay for eligible expenses
related to care for your child,
disabled spouse, elderly
parent, or other dependent
incapable of self-care, so
you (and your spouse) can
To learn more about how
FSAs and other employer-
provided benefits work, go
to Practical Money Skills for

Life, a free personal finan-
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sored by Visa USA (www.
benefits). If your company
doesn't offer FSAs, consult a
financial advisor about other
ways to save taxes on health
and dependent care-related
expenses in your particular
Other important benefit
considerations. The same
family status changes that
might affect your medical
benefit choices might also
prompt coverage changes to
other benefits, such as life
insurance, accidental death
and dismemberment ins'r-
ance and long-term disabili-
ty. For example, if you marry
or have children, you may
want to increase coveragein
these areas since others now
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Also remember that
whenever you gain or ldse
dependents, you should
notify your benefits depart-
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eficiary designation forms r-
that goes for any benefit or
investment plans you carry
on your own as well.
Don't just automatically
check "same as last yea."
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Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf
Tournament, 850-653-9419,
Annual Mexico Beach Fall Festival of the Arts (Art &
Wine Festival), Driftwood Inn, Mexico Beach, 1-888-723-
Annual "Ghost on the Coast," Port St. Joe, 850-227-1223

Annual Florida Seafood Festival,BatteryPark,Apalachicola,
Annual Apalachicola Jazz, Blues & Folk Festival, Dixie
Theatre, Apalachicola, 850-653-3200

School of Theatre at Florida

Annual Christmas Celebration, Apalachicola, 850-653-

Annual Island Lights & Santa's Arrival, St. George Island,
Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor, Carrabelle, 850-697-


Mexico Beach Christmas Celebration of
Sunset Park, Mexico Beach, 1-888-723-2546,

Mexico Beach's New Year's Eve "Celebrate Twice," Mexico
Beach and St. Joe Beach, 1-888-723-2546, mbcdc@
Christmas on the Coast, Port St. Joe

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55th Annual Florida Folk Festival

State Presents Into The Woods Does Nashville Rewcheduled For November

Fairytale Costume Contest at
Brother's nightclub on October 19th

The School of Theatre at
Florida State presents Into
The Woods, the Tony Award-
winning musical that explores
the consequences of what
happens after 'happily ever
.after.' With music and lyrics
by Stephen Sondheim and
based on the book by James
Lapine, Into The Woods is an
exotic adventure you don't
want to miss.
Comedy and chaos ensue
when famous fairytale char-
acters, Cinderella, Rapunzel,
Jack (the one who climbed
-,the beanstalk), and Little
Red Riding Hood, join forces
to help their fellow neigh-
bor, the Baker and his Wife,
defeat a wicked spell. The
Baker and his Wife cannot
have a child until they follow
the bidding of the witch next
door to get a cow as white as
milk, a cape as red as blood,
hair as yellow as corn, and a
slipper as pure as gold. With
a, little help from their neigh-
bors and a series of twisted
adventures, they all come
to terms with the pitfalls of
gieed and discover the need
for community, family, and
The School of Theatre,
alongwith Brother's Nightclub
of Tallahassee, will be hosting
g Fairytale Costume Contest
on October 19 at Brother's
Nightclub. Get creative and
be inspired; we want you
'to dress your best in your
favorite fairytale character
and win some great priz-
es! Three winners in three
,.categories will be selected
Funniest, Most Exquisite,
and Most Exotic to vin 2
,,tickets to Into* The Woods

and a $50 gift certificate to
Tallahassee's favorite fondue
restaurant, The Melting Pot.
Registration for the contest is
8PM 8:45PM. The contest
will begin at 9PM. Come out
and have fun! Go to www. or for more
information on the Fairytale
Costume Contest.
The School of Theatre's
production of Into The
Woods is directed by Fred
Chappell. The creative team
also includes musical direc-
tor Tom Ossowski; choreog-
rapher Kate Watson Gelabert;
scenic designer Samina Vieth;
costume designer Sarah
Eichhorn; lighting designer
Herman Montero; dramaturg
Julie Haverkate and technical
director Matthew Chandler.
Into The Woods runs
October 19 20, 23 27 at
8:00PM and October 21 &
28 at 2:00PM. All perfor-
mances will be in the Fallon
Theatre, located at the corner
of Copeland and Call Streets.
Buy an Into The Woods ticket
October 8 October 21 and
receive a 50% off coupon for
an adult ticket to The Rocky
Horror Show. Tickets are
$18 for adults, $15 for senior
citizens and $12 for students
and may be purchased by
visiting or by
calling the Fine Arts Ticket
Office at 850-644-6500. Into
The Woods is not recom-
mended for children under
the age of 13.
For more information
about Into The Woods and
other School of Theatre pro-
ductions, please visit our
website at theatre,

Friday & Saturday, October
12 & 13
Friday night: Radney Foster
Saturday night: Jeff Black
Two incredible songwriter/
Tickets: $25.00
Cocktail/Reception: $15.00
***Reservations suggested:
Shows sell out****
For more info, visit: www.

31st Annual Boggy

Bayou Mullet Festival
The 31st Annual Boggy
Bayou Mullet Festival prom-
ises a great time for the entire
family, with entertainment,
the highest quality fine art
and home hand-crafts, and
a staggering array of food
concessions. Lots of hungry
mullet fans will consume this
humble fish that has played
such an important role in
both the local economy. and
in the general nutrition of our
culture. This celebration of
food and fun will take place
on the weekend of October
19-21. Admission is $10 per
day; children under 12 free.
Advance three-day passes
are available for $25.
For information on enter-
tainers and other activities,
visit our website at www.cit- and link to
the Mullet Festival.
The Mullet Festival
is held at the intersection
of Highway 85 North and
College Boulevard.

The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
Division of Recreation and
Parks is pleased to announce
the 55th Annual Florida Folk
Festival has been rescheduled
for November 9-11 at the
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park in White
Springs. The Florida Folk
Festival, Florida's premier
heritage event, continues a
grand tradition dating back
to 1953 celebrating Floiida's
land, people and diverse cul-
tural heritage with more than
200 performances each day
by Florida's greatest folk and
roots artists.
"We are thrilled to con-
tinue hosting one of the oldest
state folk festivals in the coun-
try, while promoting Florida's
artistic heritage," said DEP
Florida Park Service Director
Mike Bullock. "This event is a
great opportunity for Florida
visitors and families to cel-
ebrate the region's countless
The Florida Folk Festival
has remained one of the
Sunshine State's most popular
heritage events because of the
wide variety of entertainment
and activities available at the

three day festival. Performers
include national recording
artists, award winning song-
writers and musicians from
the genres of swing, folk,
blues, gospel, country, Latin,
jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean
and zydeco.
Friday, November 9. at
10:00 a.m., the Florida Folk
Festival will celebrate Florida's
people and heritage during
the opening ceremonies on
the banks of the Suwannee
River. Entertainment will
continue each day and eve-
ning with concerts featuring
folk, bluegrass and country
music artists, and evening
dancing on the outdoor dance
floor under the stars. Daily
features at the Florida Folk
Festival include: Florida arts
and crafts, a Festival Market
Place, delicious foods repre-
senting Florida's ethnic cul-
tures, folk arts demonstra-
tions, storytelling and living
history in the Seminole Family
Located on the banks of
the Suwannee River, Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park honors the mem-
ory of American composer
Stephen Foster. The muse-

um features exhibits about
Foster's most famous songs,
as well as 'a 97-bell carillon
tower playing concerts several
times daily.
The first two-time Gold
Medal winner honoring the
nation's bes state park ser-
vice, Florida's state park sys-
tem is one of the largest in
the country with 161 parks
spanning 700,000 acres and
100 miles of sandy white
beach. From swimming and
diving in Florida's rivers and
springs to birding and fish-
ing or hiking and riding on
natural scenic trails, Florida's
state parks offer year-round
outdoor activities for all ages.
Battle reenactments and
Native American festivals cel-
ebrate Florida's unique his-
tory, while art shows, muse-
ums and lighthouses offer a
window into Florida's cultural
Advance tickets are avail-
able. For festival and ticket
information, contact the State
of Florida's Nature & Heritage
Tourism Center at 1-877-6FL-
FOLK (877-635-3655) or visit


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BID #0708-01
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person,
company or corporation
interested in constructing:
Plans and specifications
can' be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma-
rina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850)
227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Stat-
utes, on public entity
crimes. Cost for Plans
and Specifications will be
$ 150.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks
should be made payable
This project consists of in-
stalling ADS pipe and
inlets in Americus Ditch.
Pipe sizes range from 24"
to 60" in diameter.
shall be FDOT Qualified
for the type work they will
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;ASE NO.: 06-0403-CA seconds West along the area of 4.43 acres, more thence departing said the date of the first publi- for the relief demanded in said Final Judgment:
North boundary line of or less. right of way boundary line cation of this Notice or the Petition. Lots Three (3) and Four
IAVID L. TAUNTON, ABI- said Northwest Quarter of go South 60 degrees 09 thirty (30) days after the (4), Block Two (2), C.L.
AIL J. TAUNTON, C. MI- Southeast Quarter for a DESCRIPTION: minutes 38 seconds West date of service of a copy DATED at Port St. Morgan's Addition to the
:HAEL LISTER, JUDITH distance of 30.33 feet to a Commence at the North- fo a distance of 193.78 of the Notice on them. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, City of Wewahitchka, as
this 18th day of Septem- recorded in the Office of
1. LISTER, CHARLES R. point on the Easterly right east Corner of Section 10 feet; thence go South 47 ths 18th day of Septem- recorded in the Office of
;LECKLEY AND BETTY of way line of an existing Township 4 South, Range degrees 56 minutes 27 Allcredtrsofthe be2007the Clerk of Circuit Court,
. CLECKLEY road having a 66 foot West, Gulf County, Flor- seconds East for a dis- Decedent and other per- CLERF OF THE CIRCUIT Gulf County, Florida.
wide right of way; thence ida, thence go South 00 tance of 369.62 feet; sons having claims or de- COURT Dated this 18th day of
plaintiffs, go North 09 degrees 38 degrees 00 minuteS 33 thence go North 29 de- mands against Dece- Sept. 2007..
s. minutes 52 seconds West seconds East along the agrees 26 minutes 42 sec- dent's Estate on'whom a By: Lynn M. Barnes
OHN BERNAL and MAR- along said Easterly right East boundary line of said onds East for a distance copy of this Notice is Rebecca Norris
HA BERNAL, and of way line for a distance Section 10 for a distance of 214.21 feet to the served, within three (3) Publish September 20, 27, Circuit Court Clerk
NITED STATE OF of 722.52feetto a point of of 1970.65 feet for the Southerly right of way months after the date of October 7 & 11, 2007 By: Jasmine Hysmith
.MERICA, DEPARTMENT curvature of.a curve con- POINT OF BEGINNING. boundary line of the first publication of this Deputy Clerk
)F THE TREASURY, IN- cave Easterly; thence go From said Point of Begin- Creekview Drive; thence Notice must file their IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
ERNAL REVENUE Northerly along said right ning continue South 00 go South 60 degrees 33 claims with this Court FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL Publish October4 and Oc-
ERVICE, of way line along the arc degrees 60 minutes 33 minutes 18 seconds East within the latter of three (3) CIRCUIT OF THE STATE tober 11.
of a curve to the right hav- seconds East along the along said right of way months after the date of OF FLORIDA, IN AND BID REQUEST
defendants. ing a radius of'.1108.72 East boundary line of said boundary line for a dis- the first publication of this FOR GULF COUNTY
feet through a central an- Section 10 for a distance stance of 25.00 feet; Notice or thirty (30) days The City of Port St. Joe is
._/ gle of 16 degrees 10 min- of 320.95 feet; thence de- thence departing said after the date of service of CASE NO. 07-203CA requesting quotations/
utes 00 seconds for an parting the East boundary right of way boundary a copy of this Notice on proposals for a 75-foot
NOTICE OF SALE arc length of 312.84 feet line of said Section 10 go line, go South 29 degrees them. EMERALD COAST rial fire tr
aChrcaerial ladder fire truck.
(Chord bearing North 01 North 89 degrees 21 min- 26 minutes 42 seconds FEDERAL CREDIT Bid specifications are
Notice is given degrees 33 minutes 52 utes 51 seconds West for West for a distance of Allredtorsofthe UNION available at City Hall, 305
iat pursuant to a Final seconds West for a dis- a distance of 826.82 feet; 215.30 feet; thence go Decedent and persons Plaintiff Cecil G. Costing, Sr. Blvd.,
udgmenentntered by the tance of 311.80 feet) for thence go North 09 de- South 60 degrees 33 min- having claims or demands vs Port St. oe Florda. A
bove-entitled Court in the POINT OF BEGINN- greens 37 minutes 45 sec- utes 18 seconds East for against Decedent's Estate JAMES E. HALLMAN and demontrator unit with no
ie above cause, in which ING. From said Point of onds West for a distance a distance of 264.27 feet must file their claims with ORSOLYA ERDELYI, more than 15,000 miles
AVID L. TAUNTON, ABI- Beginning continue North- of 235.15 feet; thence go to the Point of Beginning. this Court within three (3) Defendants. may be quoted if the bil
AIL J. TAUNTON, C MI- early along said right of North 02 degrees 53 min- 'Said parcel of land lying months after the date of / specifications are adhered
HAEL LISTER, JUDITH way line along the arc of a utes 55 seconds West for and being in Section 10, the first publication of this to Sealed bids will bere-
. LISTER, CHARLES R. curve to the right having a a distance of 373.07 feet; Township 4 South, Range Notice. Notice of Sale ceived at City Hall until
LECKLEYAND BETTY radius of 1108.72 feet thence go North 00 de- 10 West, Gulf County, 4:30 p.m., November 5,
.CLECKLEY is the Plain- through a central angle of grees 38 minutes 58 sec- Florida and having an ALL CLAIMS, Notice is hereby given that 2007.
f and JOHN BERNAL 22 degrees 17 minutes 10 bonds East for a distance area of 13.26 acres more D E pursuant to a Final Judg- Publish October 11, 2007
nd MARSHA BERNAL, seconds for an arc length of 306.93 feet thence go orless. MANDS, AND OBJEC- ment of Foreclosure dated
nd UNITED STATE OF of 432.25 feet (Chord North 50 degrees 45 min- TIONS NOT SO FILED 9/18, 2007 and entered in INVITATION TO BID
MERICA, DEPARTMENT bearing North 17 degrees utes 09 seconds East for WITNESS my hand and WILL BE FOREVER Civil Case No. 07-203CA
F THE TREASURY, IN- 39 minutes 32 seconds a distance of 154.66 feet; official seal of the above BARRED. of the Circuit Court of the The Gulf County School
ERNAL REVENUE East for a distance of thence go South 39 de- Court, this 27th day of Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Board will receive sealed
ERVICE are the Defend- 428.54 feet) thence de- agrees 14 minutes 51 sec- September, 2007. The date of the of the State of Florid, in bids on replacement of
nts, I will on the 25 day parting said right of way onds East for a distance first publication of this No- and for Gulf County, the stage curtain and val-
f October, 2007, at 11:00 line go South 68 degrees of 36.33 feet; thence go REBECCA NORRIS tice is: 9/27/07. wherein Emerald Coast ance at Wewahitchka
.m., in the lobby of the 5High School. Bid specifi-
m in the lobby of the 50 minutes 08 seconds South 38 degrees47 min- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Federal Credit Union, is cautions are on file at
ulf County Court House, East for a distance of utes 30 seconds East for COURT Debbie K. Burch, .Plaintiff and James E. Hall- Wewahitchka High
000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. 365.17 feet; thence go a distance 305.91 feet; By: Jasmine Hysmith Personal Representative man and Orsolya Erdelyi, School, One Gator Circle,
Ivd., Port St. Joe, Florida North 24 degrees 40 min- thence go South 47 de- Deputy Clerk 2009 Marvin Avenue are Defendents, I will sell Wewahitchka, FL. 32465,
2456, offer for sale to the utes 19 seconds West for grees 56 minutes 27 sec- Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to the highest bidder for (850) 639-2228. The
highest bidder for cash, a distance of 264.38 feet; onds-East for a distance Publish October 11 & 18, cash at the front door of Board reserves the right
ie following described thence go South 00 de- of 21.39 feet; thence go 2007 Timothy J. McFarland, Es- the Gulf County Court- to accept the low/best bid
property in Gulf County, agrees 38 minutes 58 sec- North 60 degrees 09 min- quire house in Port St. Joe; or reject all bids. Closing
lorida, set forth in such bonds west for a distance utes 38 seconds East for IN THE CIRCUIT COURT P.O. Box 202 Florida, at 11 a.m., ET on date for all bids, October
inal Judgment, to wit: of 523.17 feet; thence go a distance of 185.61 feet OF THE FOURTEENTH 326 Reid Avenue the 18th day of Oct., 2007 23, 2007 at 12:00 NOON.
North 89 degrees 21 min- to the Southwesterly right JUDICIAL COURT Port St. Joe, FL 32456 the following described Publish October 11 & 18
ESCRIPTION: utes 51 seconds West for of way boundary line of OF THE STATE OF FLOR- FL Bar No.: 0984868 property as set forth in sh Otober 11 & 18
ommence at the North- a distance of 575.00 feet Creekview Drive (having a IDA, IN AND FOR GULF (850) 227-3113
ast Corner of the North- to the Point of Beginning. 66 foot wide right of way); COUNTY Attorney for Personal Rep-
st Quarter of the South- Said parcel of land lying thence go South 29 de- resentative lF f "
=.iu~l-.r ,:.f Section 10 and being in Section 10, agrees 50 minutes 24 sec- CASE NO.: 07-71PR IL I "
:,.ar,,p .J South, Range Township 4 South, Range onds East along said right Pblish September 27,
-i0 .=l. ..ulf County, 10 West, Gulf County, of way boundary line for a IN RE: The Estate of October 4, 11 & 18, 2007
i,.',, ir,r,.:e go North Florida, and having an distance of 25,00 feet; RETTA MAE -r
9 eilr~.e 11 rinuter 51 *SHIRAH, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, ,,
Decedent. FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL . ... .t

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CALL 07-71 PR, is pending in the Cape. Beautiful girls from all'
Circuit Court of Gulf FRANK CATANIA, Call Dan at 227-8225 overthe world. Not

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Call:-**. 850-747- 5020P eh*omd hocb n T mottn f n of ae reso r Cnat Betty Adams.t
SA Y County, Florida, Probate Respondent. alke the rest we offer"
Division, the address of c fthe est. Re e e
which is 1000 Fifth Street, !850-763-60401
SFaX 850-747-5044 Port St. Joe, FL 32456. NOTICE OF ACTION
o P e Y ur Cla sified a The namC e and address of il
This Court win the later sTO: Frank Catania OLD MAIDS BY
ive and the e Personal Rep- Address Unknown THE BAY INC
resentative's attorney are Cleaning Service. In
R as sentative's attorney are YOU AREw. Business locally for 5 Piano Lessons
as set forth below. HEREBY NOTIFIED that a years, honest, depend- & Music Theory
Petition for Dissolution of able, reasonable, & Contact Betty Adams.
TH.S'TA. ,tii..PEI ALL INTEREST- Marriage has been filed good local references. Beacon Hill area. Call
E D against you and that you Residential, vacation 381-1312
"PERSONsARENOTIFIED are required to serve a rentals. Free Estimates.
THAT: copy of your Response or 229-1654or227-5876
Pleading to the Petition
All persons on upon the Petitioner's attor- These tiny ads
whom this Notice is ney, Timothy J. McFar- These tiny ads 11
Call: 850-747-5020 served who have objecland, 326 Reid Avenue, sell, hire, rent Golden Rule PET SITT-
Port St. Joe, Florida, and inform for ING SERVICE. Perfect al-
( Toll Free: 800-345-8688 qualifications of the Per- Response or Pleading in families each week. local vet. Reliable pet

Fax i850-747-5sonal04Representative, the office of the Clerk ofo etwiley e
Fax: 850-747-5044 venue, or jurisdiction of the Circuit Court, on or be- Let a little Classified sitter/pet owner. Does'
E I h this Court, are required to fore the 20th day of Octo- ad do a big job home visits while you are.
Email: file their objections with ber, 2007. If you failto do for you. Call Dan 227-8225 this Court within the latter so, a Default Judgment
Email: thetimes of three (3) months after will be taken against youfo

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date of the particular Movie Extras Needed! Mexico Beach 2 br, 1.5 Mexico Beach, Canal
2558 McKennon Street, meeting. L A & A has an opening for HR/Recruiting Earn up to $100- ba beachside furn'd TH. front w/ boat dock. 3 br,
Port St. Joe, Florida Notice of Public a Home Health Aide. A & $300/day. All looks, types, $950 mo. Avail 12/1/07. 1.5 ba, brick, FR wet bar,
Abandoned 30 ft Sand- Meeting Craig Wrathell A is an EOP and DFW. Lo- Human Resource and ages. TV, FILM, Call 706-333-0159 C/HA. No pets. $1100mo/
piper trailer, made by Co- District Manager Decatur County call owned and oper- PRINT. 800-340-8404 ext $1100dep. 850-648-5045
bra. The Port St. Joe Citizen's Seaside Village Commu- Surplus ated. Apply in person at Director 2942. l St Joe Beach, 2 br 1 ba,
Storage fees of $20 per Advisory Task Force will nity Development District 211 N Hwy 71 in Dynamic person with ex- deck, carport, covered
day have been levied be- meet at 4:00pm on Tues- AUCTION Wewahitchka or fax re- perience in HR to fill HR boat storage, $800m, 1st,
ginning 14, September day the 16th of October to Publish October 11 & 18, 1201 Airport Rd. sume to 639-3337. Director position in pro- Villages of PSJ, 2 or 3 br, last, sec. 850-233-4636
2007. he t orti- 2007 1 1 Airpo d. gressive & cutting edge Decorator's Furnished.
sent. discuss futur to James Cobble 613 cation to thee Comm y B
Claim of ownership to be dctios fto te aCunity Bainbridge, GA Care & rehab facility. Fun Perfect for Snowbirds or Well maintained 3 br 2 ba
sent to James Cobble 613o nt PUBLIC NOTICE Auctioneer: environment w/great ben- Corporate Rental. 2 br, home, Lrg kitchen & fam-
25h Ave., Northport, AL Development Block Grant Thomas D Mills onstruction/Trades efits. Please contact Gayle $1300 mo., 3 br, $1400 ily room, 2 car carport,
35476. (CDBG) program admin- The Gulf County Enter- Gal #3071 Scarborough @ Deposit required. Call feed back yard w/fruit &
Publish October4, 11, 18, istered by the Florida De- prise Zone Development This auction will include PLUMBERS 850-229-8244 fax (229)-891-6583 or (229)- shade trees. Utility Room
& 25 2007 apartment of Community Agency will meet Thurs- over 50 Vehicles including or exp plumbers helpers 229-1042 USINESS FINANCIAL 3243109. w/hkups 2 blocks fromthe
Affairs. The meeting will day, October 18 2007, at seized vehicles from the for wewa area. Will train, 324-3109.-- .. bay in Highland View Call
be held at City Hall and is 12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Decatur County Sheriff's paid vacation & holidays, See our job postingon 5100 Business 850-227-5301 or 850
NOTICE OF open to the public. Room 307 of the Robert Department. Also Includ- DL req'd. 639-5227 for ap- Opportunities 227-6297
APPLICATION FOR M. Moore Administration ing Tractor's, Harrow's, plication 5110 Money to Lend 6140 -
WATER USE PERMIT Publish October 11,2007 Building, Gulf County Dump Trucks, Buses, Of-
Courthouse Complex. fice Equipment, Comput- See our job posting on 2 br, 1 ba off St. Joe Bay
Notice is hereby given ers, Printers, Typewriters, CH&A, carport. $700 per 6150
that pursuant to Chapter The public is welcome to File Cabinets, Fax Ma- WeblD#33957304 Manufactg/Poduction month + Deposit. Call Room For Rent
373, Florida Statutes, the 678-517-6001 Room For Rent
373, Florida Statutes thattend chine, Washing Machines, We're Expanding AgainI Bar and Grill located on 678-5176001M/F $380mo. Utilities
following applications) for PUBLIC NOTICE Wheelchair Ramps, Due to unprecedented Mexico Beach. Excellent 2 br, 2 ba historic home included. to share 4 br
water use permits) has The regular meeting of Ad #2007-97 Speaker System & More! Drivers growth, Fort Walton Ma- opportunity to own a turn Handicapped equipped in home. Call 227-7138
(have) Northwest Florida the PSJRA Board of Direc- Auction will be on: chining, Inc. in Ft Walton key business. Completely historic dwntwn district of
Water Management tors has been changed to Publication Date: October Oct. 20th, 10am Driver Trainees Beach, FL. is hiring all stocked with liquor and Apalachicola. Conv, to ,S
District: Monday, October 15, 5 11,2007 Contact Tom Mills at: NEEDED technical positions:l CNC food. Reasonably priced, shopping & boat launch.
Application number I PM at the City Commis- 229-416-5627 with any No CDL? No Problem and Manual, Machinists, I Selling for health reasons. Pets ok w/ dep. 1 yr 6160
06888 filed 09-21-2007 sion Chambers. All per- orisitwebsite: Earn up to Phome Q.A. Inspectors, I Assem- Call 850-258-8039 for ad- lease/lease purchase. For
06888 filed 09-21-2007 sion Chambers. All per-I le -. ,-,r visitt website: Earn up to $900/wk. home bly & Detailers, I Process ditional information. more info 850-653-6375
Wetappo Group, LLC, sons are invited to attend ':,uienrr,,ii weekends with TMC. Planner, Job shop experi- in ati more ifo
3651 Vineville Avenue, and participate. Anyone Company endorsed CDL ence is a must Visit our Realistically Earn More 3 2.5 a near schools,
on, aximum3 wishing to e a n o Training. website atwww.fwmachin money in the next year garage+carport, storage Room forRent
Requesting a maximum cial decision made on any 1-866-280-5309 Excellent bene- than the last 5 years. com- area or extra office, fncd, Wewa Fully furnished
withdrawal of 24,300 subject at a PSJRA board fits include paid health bined. (800)771-0710 newly remodeled, $1500 ewaFullyfurnished
gallons per day from the meeting must have a ver- ABVe re- t, a Total insurance; paid vacations mo. Please call for more541-633-8133
Flor iPud c Suppy se by batim record of the meet- PETS & ANIMALS ABSOLUTE and holidays; profit shar- m. details 850-227-4056
proposed faclitSly ing that includes the testi- OAUCTION ing, tuition reim-850

2 Farm Ani nmals/ Ft Walton Beach, 32547 Hos epero EOE, drug free workplace. 8 2 9 HdIocn
object to or comment accordance with the 2140 Pets/Livestock All Brand names The Mainstay Suites Hotel 3 br I I Crt II Bayou, $500mo, $50Odep,
upon the applications or Americans with Disabili- on an Hand & Machine made r,,0in Port St Joe is now ac-C al850-229-6495
submit a written request ties Act, persons needing Lucchese Boots, Wran- cepting applications for a t Fenced y. Ail90218 RV S e fr ret pivae
for a copy of the staff e accommodate i gler/ SDickies, Dan Post Full or Part Time Hous $0 0-22-01r For Ret 1 r oom cotte
reports) containing pro- to artiatein anymeet- 2100 Cow Town, keeper. If you are depend 3 br, 2 be Modular Hm, with full bath 9452 Oive
posed agency action re- to pa ate -Laredo Western Wear able, honest, & can play HELP WANTED 6100 Business/ 600s, utility rm, porch, St. Beacon Hill Call Dan
garding the applications) ing should make ar- Dogs & Cats Boots/Jeans/Belts well with others, we would Earn Extra income Commercial 1600f, utility rm, porch, S o H
by writing to the Division rangements for accom- For Sale? Jewelry/Hats/More love to talk to you. A flexi- assembling CD Apar Rentals dep. 4 mi from Mex bch.
of Resource Regulation of modation by contacting Over 5000 Items ble schedule including cases from Home. 6130 Condotownhouse Military disc 850-647-5722 Shaded RV lots
the Northwest Florida the PSJRA offices at City Plus Great Fixtures weekends & holiday is a No experience necessary. 6140 House Rentals in Wewa. $200mo incl
Water Management Dis- Hall or by calling Computers/Desks must. Please apply in per- www.easywork- 6150 Roommate Wanted Water/Sewer. 639-5721.
trict, attention Terri Peter- 850-229-6899. Plus: son at the address below, 6160 Rooms for Rent
son, 152 Water Manage- 1951 Kaiser Auto EOE, DFWR 800-341-6573 Ext 3012 6170 Mobile Home/Lot
ment Drive, Havana, Flor- Publish October 11, 2007 View Pics @ 3951 E Hwy 98, 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
ida 32333-9700, but such SEASIDE VILLAGE Port St Joe Florida. 6190 Timeshare Rentals Beacon Hill, CHARMING
comments or requests COMMUNITY DEVELOP- 850-453-3113 6200 VaatonRentals 3 br, 2 bafurnished home, Joe Bay, Beautiful
must be received by 5 MENT DISTRICT 888-424-2437 Other Gorgeous Gulf views. St Joe Bay, Beautiful
must be received by 5 MENT DISTRICT 888-424-2437 Other Long term lease. $1200 View, 2 lots for rent. Full
o'clock p.m on October NOTICEOFLANDOWN- AU 1680 AB 1971 mo 80-647-8317. util. Price negoitable 850-
25,2001. ERS MEETING .F Nonprofit HELP WANTEDm .-- 610o 482-7492 or 850-753-3020
No further public notice NOTICE IS HEREBY President & Earn Extra income Office space for rent, x
NOTICEsembing Office space for rent, ex- ..
will be provided regarding GIVEN that the first Land- There are specific Flor- 3230 Chief cases from Home. cellent location on the
this (these) applicationss, owners Meeting of the Id Statutes applicable ner of Hwy 98 and 11 st
Publication of this notice owners Meeting of the ida Statutes applicable Gulf Aire Sbdvsn. Professional No experience necessary. Apalachicola, apprx 1200
constitutes constructive Seaside Village Commu- to the sale of dogs and Officer www.easywork- sf, includes: 4 offices, con-
-cnity Development District cats within the~state or ference room, reception
notice of this permit appli- will be held at 1:00 p.m. transportated into the Mega Multi The United Way of 800-341-6573 Ext 3 frnc room,012reception
cation to all substantially on Tuesday, October 30, state for the purpose of Family Sale Northwest Florida, Inc. area, storage and parking.
affected persons. A copy 2007, at the offices of selling. seeks a dynamic, ener- Landlord pays water,
of the staff reports) must Seaside Title Services, Gulf Aire Sbdvsn getic leader with execu- electric, sewer, and trash.
be requested in order to 135 Hwy 98, Eastpoint, Please research Flor- Sat Oct 20 8a-? tive experience within a Call 850-653-3322 for ad- Brand new 2br2.5 ba .REL TATE, FR SAL
remain advised of further Florida 32328. ida Statute 828.29 United Way or other ditional info. 1200 sqftAND3br 7100Homes
proceedings and any (Dogs and cats trans- Multi Family Sale non-profit organization. ba 1480 sq ft cottages 7110 Beach Home/
public hearing date. Sub- The priary purpose of d or o edfr 14 Monument Ave This position reports to h in exclusive Barefoot Property
public hearing date. Sub- The primary purpose of ported or offered for 1604 Monument Ave the Chairman of the Other
stantially affected persons the Landowners Meeting the Chairman of the Other Cottages community. 7120 Commercial
are entitled t persons the Landowners Meeting sale; health require- Sat Oct 13th 8am-? Board of Directors and Large screened in 7130 Condo/Townhouse
administrative hearing re- sors of the Seaside Vi- antee)before youof- Roll top desk, Hoover's workswiththe Board Nursery/Inside Storage Units for rent, porches upstairs and 7140-Farms & Ranches
guarding the proposed community Develop- fer for sale a cat or Floormate, fax machine, and its committees, af- Sale many sizes to choose downstairs. Hardwood 7150- Lots and Acreage
garding the proposed lage Community Develop- fer for sale a cat or high chair, youth bed, filed agencies, CEO's Sales 7160- Mobile Homes/Lots
agency action by submitt- meant District. dog high chair, youth bed, filiated agencies, CEOs from, affordable space floors, carpeting, tiled 7170 Waterfront
ing a written request ac- o cars, toys, glassware, ew- and key members of Motivated person w/ in- when you need it, calland kitchen counter full 7180- Invesment
cording to the provisions A copy of the Agenda for elry, swivel bar stool, the community and terest in plants, able to reserve yours today! the e stack washer & Property
of 28-601.201, Florida Ad- this meeting may be ob- lamps, clothes(children's other constituencies to work' thcustomers Space Place 625 15th St, siz e e e 7190 Out-of-Town
miistrative Code. Notice tainted by contacting the & adults), & much more advance the and retail sales. Salary Mexico Beach 648-5276 dryer. Amenities: large Real Estate
of Proposed Agency Ac- District's Management Of- organization's mission, plus benefits. Apply in pool and hot tub, play- 7200 -Timeshare
tion will be mailed only to ice by telephone at (877) PSJ The scope of this posi- person St. Joe Nursery FOR RENT ground, community
persons who have filed 276-0889 at least five (5) St. Josephs tion includes responsi- & Supply 706 First St. building with exercise o
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Publish October 11,2007the meeting. 3rd Annual Non-profit management w/office in Port St. Joe. No smoking. Avail Now 7100
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portation Coridor Au- need to insure that a ver- 3160 Business Sat Oct 138a-? visionary and strategic lRestTheaters. 850 sq. ft. warehouse
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acns t provisions of the Ameri- 3260- Health & Fitness All steel carport, human services. Afour Sales Mini 7150
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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

Gulf County School Board Minutes

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Tuesday, September 11,

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular ses-
sion on September 11,
2007, at 6:00 P M., at the
Administrative Office 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. Superintendent
Tim Wilder and Board At-
torney Charles Costin were
also present.
THE 2007-2008 FINAL
The Gulf County School
Board held a public hearing
on the final budget at 6:00
P M. No one from the pub-
lic was present to speak at
the hearing.
2007-2008 FINAL
On separate motions
as noted below, the 2007-
unanimously approved.Re-
quired Local Effort (RLE)
3.893 Motion by Mr. Wright
and seconded by Mrs.
WoodRegular Discretion-
ary 0.51 Motion by Mr.
Cox and seconded by Mr.
LittleSupplementary Dis-
cretionary 0.081 Motion

by Mr. Little and seconded
by Mrs. WoodLocal Capital
Improvement (LCI) 0.4
Motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mrs. WoodTo ap-
prove final budget of 4.884
Motion by Mrs, Wood and
seconded by Mr. Little
Representatives from
Tallahassee Orthopedic
Clinic (Mr. Martin Ship-
man -CEO, Dr. Gary Rolle
- Orthopedic Surgeon, Rick
Williams Sports Medicine,
and Mike Nuccio PA., gave
a Powerpoint presentation
of services currently be-
ing offered to Gulf County
students and community
members by the Tallahas-
see Orthopedic Clinic staff.
Mr. Shipman discussed
with the Board the possibil-
ity of Gulf County Schools
and Tallahassee Orthope-
dic Clinic entering into a
partnership by means of
contracting with an Injury
Management Consultant to
broaden the scope of servic-
es offered to our students
and our community mem-
bers.On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by
Mr. Little the Board voted
unanimously to advertise
for bids for the position of
Injury Management Consul-


On motion by Mr. Wright
and seconded by Mrs. Wood
the Board unanimously ap-
proved the amended agen-
da to include the addition
of pages 9a-b, 10a, 11a-o,
84a-b, 85a-d and the 2007-
2008 Master Schedule for
Wewahitchka Elementary
On motion by Mr. Cox
and seconded by Mr. Wright
the Board voted unani-
mously to take the follow-
ing action:
Approved the August 14
and August 28 Minutes.
Approved Budget Mat-
ters / Payment of Bills as
Approved Sharon Rdg-
ers for the Aide position
at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School for school year
2007-2008 effective Sep-
tember 17, 2007.
Approved the following
Quinn, Equillar Williams
and Janice Cronan.
Approved the following
Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School: Sandy Quinn
(Two 2nd grade students
and one 4th grade student),
DeEtta Smallwood (Guid-
Port St. Joe Middle
School: Paula Oakes (7th

Grade Reading 1 period,
ESE Reading 1 period),
Andria Butts (Guidance)
Minnie Likely (Gulf Acad-
Port St. Joe High
School: Beckie Fulcher
(ESE English 1 period,
Reading II 2 periods,
Reading III 1 period)
Marty Jarosz (Critical
Thinking 1 period) Derek'
Kurnitsky (Graduation Op-
tions 2 periods)Nate Mac-
Donald (ESE English 2
periods, ESE Reading 2
periods, ESE Social Stud-
ies- 1 period)09/11/07Page
2Barbara Matty (Physical
Science 1 period) Rachel
Crews (Graduation Op-
tions 1 period)Kristal
Smallwood (Reading I 3
periods, ESE Reading 1
period, Intensive Reading
-1 period)Wayne Taylor
(Digital Video 1 period)
Minnie Likely (Gulf Acad-
Wewahitchka El-
ementary School: Aaron
Richards (Physical Educa-
tion K-5 6 periods) Linda
Catania (Gifted 2-5 1 pe-
riod per week)
Wewahltchka Middle
School: Cameron Totman
(6th Grade Reading 4 pe-
riods) John Franzese (Gulf
Academy)Sherron Miller
(8th Grade Reading 4 pe-
riods, 7th Grade Language
Arts 1 period)
Wewahitchka High
School: Coy Adkins (Grad-

nation Options 1 period)
Sonya Chapman (Physical
Science 2 periodslLana
Harrison (Chemistry 2 pe-
riods) Todd Johnson (Read-
ing 1 period)Kimberly
McMillion (Reading 3 pe-
riods, English 2 periods)
Steve Poyner (Graduation
Options 4 periods, ESE
Social Studies 1 period)
Esther Taunton (Reading
- 5 periods) Lanita Taun-
ton (Graduation Options
- 1 periodlStephanie Wade
(Graduation Options 1 pe-
riod) John Franzese (Gulf
Academy) Terry Stryker
(Guidance)Approved the
following year long and fall


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Odyssey of the Mind
Lunch Duty
Principal Designee
Jacqueline. Patterson
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McFarland***EA, Kesley
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Wayne Taylor
Keion McNair
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Ann Comforter
Kristal Smallwood
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Taylor, Wayne Taylor
Da"wn Ak:ornr. .Anel
E irl:,- F.,-nd3 Ca-ell -v
Erika Norton
Joni White

Vickie Scheffer**(***)
Ginger Bernal
Ann Comforter
Stephanie Newsome
(1/2), Rachel Crews (1/2)
Carla May**(***)
Todd Lanter
Todd Lanter
Byron Barlow***, Aar-
on Richards. Steve Poyner,.
Trey Rose***EA
John Franzese
Johnny Taunton***
Kerri Barlow
Tom Stallworth
Sonya Chapman
Melissa Zacharias
Adele Paul
Kerri Barlow
Debbie Cole, Stephanie,
Micah Peak, Peral Hunt-,
Priscilla Cox
Elaine Layton
Daphne Lister***
Micah Peak
Coy Adklns, Steve
Poyner, Todd Johnson,
Terry Stryker
Stephanie Wade
EA = Extracurricular,
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Local Golf Tournament an Unqualified Success

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

As hoped, golf became a
true family game last week-
end at the local country
The St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club Ladies Golf
Association (LGA) hosted its
annual Fall Scramble Oct. 7,
with several different twists
than in years past. Ard they
were all successful.
The tournament had
been promoted as a fam-
ily affair, allowing teens
and parents to either play
together on the golf course,
or some family members to
golf while others played at
the beach.
It was a successful mar-
keting strategy.
"This was truly a fam-

ily affair," said Patricia
Hardman, chair of the event.
"Teenagers played golf with
their parents, husbands
and wives played together,
men and women played on
mixed teams. And we had
players come from Atlanta,
Tallahassee Franklin and
Gulf Counties.
"We could not have had
more cooperation from the
country club or our groups,"
added Hardman. "The whole
thing was just a blast."
The tournament fielded
68 players on 17 teams, "one
of the largest and most suc-
cessful tournaments held at
the club this year," Hardman
said. "We had over 100 door
prizes to give away, with phe-
nomenal support from our
The tournament began

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Port St. Joe city commissioner Perky White (L) and Gulf
County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder (R) teed up during
Sunday's golf tournament at the St .Joseph's Bay Country Club.

with a putting contest and
a shotgun start, and ended
with a dinner at the country
club, during which all prizes
were awarded.
Although no one won the
$10,000 hole-in-one compe-
tition, over $1,400 in prize
money was awarded in the
adult categories.
Teen winners, who
received trophies and certifi-
cates, were:
First place Heather
Strange, Port St. Joe High
Second place Grant
Rish and Blake Rish, Port
St. Joe High School
Third place Michael
Delorenzo and Jordan
Howell, Woodland Hall
Academy in Tallahassee.
Closest to line Jordan
Howell, Woodland Hall
Closest to pin Grant
Rish, Port St. Joe High
In the adult categories:
First place team -
Kaye Gill, Glenda Rosasco,
Eric Schoellas and Tim
Second place team -
Larry Wilson, Dick Davis,
Bill Morrissey and Hazen
Third place team -
Rachel and Lanny Blair, Pat
Hardman and Chip Crowe
Fourth place team -
Heather Strange and her
father Kenny Strange, Tom
Watson and Jerry Parrish.
Women: Closest to line -
Paula Denton
Closest to pin Teresa
Men: Closest to line -
Bill Morrissey
Closest to pin Larry
Putting Contest -
Penelope Evanoff
Proceeds from the tour-
nament will go to the LGA
of St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club; Women Athletes
Supporting Women Athletes

LGA tournament chairs Pat Hardman and Geri McCarthy give final instructions to the field of
68 golfers at Sunday's LGA Autumn Scramble.

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service is available). These additional fees may not be taxes or government-required charges & are subject to change. My Circle: Available to nw and existing customers on current select rate plans $59.99/mo & higher.
My Circle applies to ten numbers per account, which must be shared among all lines on the primary account. Not available on prepaid plans. Customer may not designate own wireless orvoice mail number, Directory
Assistance or 900 numbers as any of the ten available numbers. Calls must begin &end in your plan's calling area. Designated numbers must be within the U.S. Program may be discontinued at the discretion of Altel. Phone
Promotions: Phones at sale prices & applicable rebates available to new customers & eligible existing customers through participating locations for a limited time, while supplies last, with activation of w w..b.. ,
a qualifying rate plan. Contact Alltel to determine if you are eligible. Limit 1 rebate per qualifying purchase. Phone cannot be returned once mail-in rebate certificate has been submitted, Customer pays '4 r
applicable taxes. See rebate form for details. Bluetooth Wireless Technology: The Bluetooth features of this handset may not be compatible with all devices that are Bluetooth enabled; Alltel cannot be /Cons'mer
responsible for compatibility with devices notsold byAlltel. Additional Information: This offermay be limited due to time, supplies, coverage or participating locations, 25 non-refundable activation fee & information
possible $200 earlytermination fee applies per line. Service is according to the Terms & Conditions for Communications Services & other information available at any Alltel store or All product \ ode
S& service marks referenced are the names, trade names, trademarks & logos of their respective owners. Screen images are simulated. 2007 Alltel. All rights reserved. -

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

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