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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: October 18, 2007
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October 18, 2007




Beach Renourishment Project Still in Limbo


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The hearing was postponed, the project
left in limbo.
This was the message that was circu-
lated Oct. 10 from the St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee (SJPBAC) the day
before a scheduled state administrative hear-
ing that might have settled the controversy
over the planned beach re-nourishment on
St. Joseph Peninsula.
According to Paula Pickett, director of
the Gulf County Tourist Development Council



Art and Wine, Not


Just for Locals

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Periodic evolution is the lifeblood of
progress.
This is why the organizers of the 2007
Art and Wine Festival in Mexico Beach are
trying some new things this year.
After eight years of growth and success,
this ninth year for the popular fall festival
signals some changes that organizers hope
will please festival-goers.
"First of all, there are lots of new artists
this year," said Lynn Marshall, president of
the Mexico Beach Community Development
Council, Inc. (MBCDC), the umbrella
organization for the festival.-
"These new artists are bringing in things
we haven't seen before."
According to Marshall, 35 artists have
entered the festival, up five from last year.
One of the judges for this year's festival
art competition was Chris Merriam, an artist
and former Mexico Beach resident who now
lives and owns an art gallery in Panama City.

(See ART AND WINE on Page 8A)


(TDC) and a member of SJPBAC, the counsel
for the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP) asked for, and received, a
continuance of the hearing scheduled to be
presented to the Division of Administrative
Hearings (DOAH) on Oct. 11.
A mailing from SJPBAC on Sept. 10
announced that the DOAH hearing had been
expedited and was scheduled for Oct. 11.
The hearing pertained to a petition filed
by Michael Nicholson, Kate O'Brien Nicholson
and White Sands of Navarre, LLC, to stop
issuance of the DEP permit for the peninsula
project, without which there can be no actual


construction on the beach.
The DOAH process, including a hearing
before a judge and subsequent opinion, typi-
cally consumes several months.
"If we can't get Mr. Nicholson to drop
the petition, we're stuck," Pickett said. "We're
basically being held hostage. We're worried
about losing our contractor [for the beach re-
nourishment project]. He could get another
contract during this time we have no con-
trol."
She said SJPBAC had been in touch with
Nicholson through the attorneys, and were
"hoping to find some type of resolution."




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At issue, Pickett said, was what Nicholson
considered "his riparian rights for his land to
touch the water.
"In essence, because his land [after re-
nourishment] won't touch the water, he feels
his land will lose value," Pickett explained.
But in June, the state adopted a new
statute, Pickett said, addressing just this
issue regarding beach re-nourishment.
Pickett said the statute, still untested in
court, stipulates that even though a prop-
erty owner's beachfront land may not touch
(See RENOURISHMENT on Page 8A)



Single Vehicle


Crash Kills


Wewahitchka Man

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor


A Wewahitchka man was killed Sunday
afternoon after his vehicle left the roadway
on C.R. 381 near Lister Landing Road.
James Franklin Faircloth, 72, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene of the acci-
dent which occurred around 2 p.m. ET on
Sunday.
According to the report from the Florida
Highway Patrol, Faircloth was driving a 1996
Dodge Truck westbound on C.R. 381.
For unexplained reasons, the vehicle
drove off the roadway and when Faircloth
attempted to get back on the road,he lost
control of the vehicle.
The truck traveled onto the shoulder
of the road and overturned, striking sev-
e ral trees before coming to rest on its roof.
according to the FHP report.
Faircloth was not wearing a seat belt at
the time of the accident. To.xcology reports
were pending, the FHP release stated.
Faircloth was the third county traffic
fatality of the year, all three occurring in the -
past two months.


Beacon Hill Park to be Rededicated


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

After a traveling, half-scale replica of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrived in
Beacon Hill Park this March, many began to
see the park in a different light.
"Before The Wall came to Beacon Hill,
it was just a park, and after The Wall came
here it became hallowed ground to a lot of
veterans, especially Vietnam veterans," said
Gulf County Veteran's Services Officer James
Kennedy.
The traveling wall, known as "The Wall
That Heals," generated considerable commu-
nity interest and drew 9,000 visitors during
its three-day exhibition.
Shortly after the traveling wall's depar-
ture from Beacon Hill, area veterans' groups
began lobbying the county commission to
rename the park the "Veterans' Memorial
Park of Beacon Hill."
VFW Post 10069 commander Wayne
Taylor, veteran Rodney Herring and Kennedy
met with board chairman Bill Williams to
discuss changing the park's name.
Virginia Seefeldt, the driving force behind
the traveling wall's exhibition, addressed
commissioners at their May 22 meeting, and
they unanimously consented to the name
change.
Plans are now in the works for a rededi-
cation ceremony on Nov. 11, from 2-4 p.m.
(ET) at the park.
According to Kennedy, the event's itin-
erary remains "extremely tentative," but he
plans to invite government officials, repre-
sentatives from Tyndall Air Force Base, area
county veterans organizations, Port St. Joe
High School's NJROTC students and all
community members.
Kennedy's long range plans for the park
include installing a flag pole in'the shape of a
ship's mast, on which will hang the American
flag, flags from the five military branches and
a POW/MIA flag.


He also hopes to install a permanent
display of military equipment, such as an
aircraft, tank or artillery piece.
The newly-christened Veterans' Memorial
Park of Beacon Hill will host future Veterans


and Memorial Day programs. "With The Wall having been there, we
Kennedy hopes the park's location will hope it will become a greater focal point for
draw more people, particularly youth, to all veterans activities," he said.
events honoring the nation's living and fallen
veterans.


Beacon Hill Park hosted a three-day exhibition of a traveling, half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in March. To commemorate
this event, the county will ededicate the park the "Veterans' Memorial Park of Beacon Hill" on Nov. 11.


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2A Thursday, October 18, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Leaving No Child Behind



High School/High Tech - .


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
In education jargon, the
goal of instruction for most
students with disabilities is
to mainstream them into the
student population.
Florida High School/High
Tech aims to provide the bal-
last so that students with all
varieties of disabilities can
ride that stream right on to
college or in to the work-
force.
Florida High School/High
Tech recently arrived at Port
St. Joe High School cour-
tesy of a partnership with
Gulf County Schools, the
Able Trust and the Dyslexia
Research Institute founded
by local resident Dr. Pat
Hardman.
"We thought this would
be perfect for Port St. Joe,"
Hardman said during a cere-
mony announcing the launch
of the program and introduc-
ing the inaugural class of stu-
dents who will participate.
"We are going to do everything
we can to make this success-
ful for these kids. That's the
most important part.
"What this is about is the
future and for these students


discovering what their future
can be. And these kids are
our future."
The Able Trust, which
underwrites Florida High
School/High Tech, made
the local program possible
through a $30,000 grant
to the Dyslexia Research
Institute.
The charitable founda-
tion brought the concept and
the money to make it get off
the ground to Port St. Joe.
"We've had wonderful
success with this program,"
said Sharon Griffith, CEO of
the Able Trust. "This should
be an ongoing program that
will provide some oomph to
students with disabilities, all
disabilities."
To call High School/High
Tech a school-based program
would be narrowing its scope
and horizons.
In fact, as Kat Keen of the
Able Trust noted, the pro-
gram is a community-wide
program aimed at raising the
bar of possibilities for chil-
dren who might see their dis-
ability as a limitation in life.
There are 38 schools
involved in Florida High
School/High Tech statewide,
Keen said, and the percent-


age of students participating
in the program who graduate
from high school and college
or join the workforce exceeds
90 percent.
"There is a huge commu-
nity of people serving you and
making your dreams come
true," Keen told the gathered
students. "High School/High
Tech helps you understand
what you don't want to do
as much as what you want
to do. You are part of a net-
work."
Florida High School/High


Tech is designed to provide
students between the ages
of 14-22 with all types of
disabilities, the opportunity
to explore jobs or post-sec-
ondary education leading to
technology-related careers.
The program, which is a
national initiative of the U.S.
Department of Labor Office
of Disability Employment,
aims to encourage students to
make better, more informed
decisions about their future
and to focus on their abili-
ties, not their disabilities.


Students are linked to a
range of academic resources,
career development opportu-
nities and on-the-job experi-
ences.
The program includes
site visits to local compa-
nies, mentoring, job shadow-
ing, guest speakers, summer
internships, service learning
and tours of colleges and
university campuses.
"Don't let anyone tell you
that you can't do things," Port
St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson
told the students who will
form the first High School/


High Tech class at Port St.
Joe High. "You can do any-
thing you set your mind to
do. Just work at it.
"Don't ever give up, don't
ever give in."
The Dyslexia Research
Institute will work closely
with the high school to pro-
vide support for the pro-
gram.
"We are here as a
resource," said Robyn
Rennick of the Institute.
"This program is led by the
students."


Don't panic if there is
more than the usual traffic
and emergency vehicles in
Mexico Beach next week.
The city's Department
of Public Safety (police, fire
and EMS) will be conducting
a joint exercise with Tyndall
Air Force Base during the
morning of Oct. 23 inside the
Mexico Beach city limits to
practice emergency respons-
esto air plane crashes.
"Among many things, we
will be evaluating how the two
levels of emergency response


mesh together," said Mexico
Beach Chief of Public Safety
Brad Hall. "We're talking
about federal regulations,
government agencies, and a
volunteer fire department."
The exercise will simu-
late an air plane crash in or
near the city, including the
hypothetical resultant casual-
ties, fires, traffic control, etc.
Hall said motorists may
encounter a few minutes of
traffic delay on 0.S. 98 during
portions of the exercise, but it
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Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 1 8, 2007 3A


City Told YMCA


Wants to Come to Town


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The YMCA is looking
to possibly come to Port
St. Joe. But the decision
hinges on people, participa-
tion and property.
At the Oct. 16 Port St.
Joe City Commission meet-
ing, Gulf County resident
William Byrd, who has
served for the past decade
as one of the Bay County
YMCA directors, presented
the results of two studies
on the possibility to com-
missioners.
Byrd said he had been
invited to Port St. Joe two
years ago by the city and
the City Commission to
make a presentation on the
possibility of a YMCA being
established in Port St. Joe.
Byrd said he left that
meeting with instructions
to work with the Port St.
Joe Junior League and pro-
duce a study on the feasibil-
ity of the project.


He said the DuPont
Foundation wanted a sec-
ond study conducted,
and his appearance at the
Oct. 16 City Commission
meeting was to deliver the
results.
Bay County YMCA
Board of Directors chair
Ken McGartlin delivered
the information.
"There is a great desire
by the residents of Bay
and Gulf counties for a
fully functioning YMCA,"
McGartlin said.
A sampling of Port St
.Joe residents, according
to McGartlin, indicated
that initially there would be
approximately 1,000 paying
residents of Gulf County,
at a cost of $35-$50 per
month.
He said to build the
facility needed to provide
the services asked for by
Gulf County residents, a
Port St. Joe YMCA would
need subsidizing, but the
DuPont Foundation was


looking at possibilities for
that subsidy.
McGartlin told the
board that a Port St. Joe
YMCA would need rough-
ly 10-15 acres of land for
an approximately 25,000
square foot facility costing
an estimated $4.6 million.
He asked the commis-
sioners for an official joint
study between the City of
Port St. Joe and the YMCA
staff, using all the informa-
tion from both completed
surveys, so the YMCA board
of directors could return
to the DuPont Foundation
and enlist the foundation's
support and begin looking
for private backing for the
project.
Port St. Joe Mayor Mel
Magidson told McGartlin of
a joint city-county plan to
build a large recreational
facility, already in progress,
that seemed to fit into the
YMCA proposal, so the
county needed to be includ-
ed in any joint study.


Magidson also wanted
the Gulf County Head Start
program to be included,
since Head Start had just
approached the city and
county about relocation of
the program from Highland
View.
Magidson and commis-
sioners agreed to convene
a joint study for the YMCA
possibility, and to include a
YMCA staff member in the
planning.
"We need to get the
city and county staffs, plus
the Jessie Ball DuPont
Foundation, and the YMCA
Board to put our heads
together and see how we can
make this work," Magidson
told McGartlin.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
Gulf County
Commissioner Nathan
Peters asked for an update
on Forest Hill Cemetery.
At the Sept. 18 City
Commission meeting, city
attorney Russell Scholz told


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commissioners that years
ago the St. Joe Company
donated the original land
for the city-owned ceme-
tery.
However, according to
Scholz, the original surveys
and legal descriptions of the
actual cemetery land were
wrong, that a second survey
had to be conducted, and
that the deeds for the land
were, at that time, with The
St. Joe Company.
At that meeting Scholz
said he -would urge St. Joe
to complete the transaction
and deliver the deeds to the
city as quickly as possible.
At the Oct. 2 meeting,
Scholz said the city was still
waiting on deeds from the
St. Joe Company that would
clear up questions concern-
ing the exact boundaries of
the cemetery.
At Tuesday night's meet-
ing, Scholz told the board
that the city had received
the deeds to the cemetery
from the St. Joe Company,
but one deed was recorded
"in error," so the city was
waiting on another deed.
One commissioner was
heard to have mumbled,
"I'm glad we haven't had a
real serious problem."
At the Oct. 2 meeting,
it was stated that during
the more than 12 months it
had taken for the boundar-
ies to be re-established, the


city had not sold any burial
plots, to the consternation
and frustration of numer-
ous residents, especially
those wanting to bury loved
ones in the cemetery.
City manager Lee
Vincent asked the board to
approve the Preble Rish pro-
posal for the St. Joe Beach
Wastewater system project
and the second phase of the
White City sewer project.
The projected con-
struction costs for the St.
Joe Beach project were
approximately $5,500,000,
with a total project cost of
over$6,600,000.
The White City Phase II
total project costs were over
$1,660,000.
Vincent said the city
was looking for loans to get
the project started because
the city was under time
constraints.
He told the board that
the county was to cover
$2,000,000 of the St. Joe
Beach project through a
grant, but the city must
take out a loan for the
approximately $3,500,000
remaining.
Separate votes to pro-
ceed on the project propos-
als by Preble Rish passed
3-2 on each project, with
Commissioners Charles
Stephens and Perky White
dissenting on both votes.


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The third annual
Touch-a-Truck event will be
held in conjunction with
Fall Festival at Long Avenue
Baptist Church this year.
The event will take
place from 4-6 p.m. ET
on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the
church, which is located at
1601 Long Avenue in Port
St. Joe.
There will be fire trucks,
ambulances, police cars,
dump trucks and more for
kids of all ages to climb
on, learn how they work,
sound the horns and gener-
ally have some fun.
Smokey the Bear is
scheduled to be in atten-
dance.
Please bring a bag of
non-perishable food or a
new toy to donate.
All donations benefit the
"Christmas for the Kids and
the Elderly in Gulf County."
These donations are
especially important this
year as many social pro-
grams for seniors and chil-
dren have been casualties
of budget cuts. This is a
chance for locals to bolster
that safety net.
For more information
please call LABC at 229-
8691 or to lend us a vehi-
cle please contact Suzanne
Doran at 227-3570.
For more information
about the Christmas chari-
ty, please call Larry Broome
at 229-8466
And after the trucks,
stick around for the Fall
Festival which will feature
a cake walk, games, sack
races, chili cook off, inflat-
able slides, fall fun and
prizes.


Flu Shots Available


At Senior Citizens Health Fair



The Gulf County Health
Departmentwill be providing
flu shots on October 19,
2007, from 9:00 a.m. until
2:00 p.m., EDT, during a
POD (Point of Distribution)
exercise held in conjunction
Attend with.the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Health Fair at 120
Library Drive, Port St. Joe.
Flu shots will be given and
insurance' information will
be accepted and billed
onsite. Cash pay customers
will be charged $28.00.

The POD exercise will
provide health department
'personnel practice in set-up
and provision of vaccines
S. in a remote location, which
could occur if the health
department building was
rendered unusable by
a natural or manmade
disaster.

Attend the Gulf County Senior Citizens Health Fair, get your flu shot
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4A The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 18, 2007


Stating Policy


The following was written by W. S. Smith as
he started publishing this newspaper almost 70
years ago to the day, Oct. 29, 1937.
It appeared on Page 2 of that edition and
seemed to have served as something of a mission
statement for the paper Mr. Smith was founding.
"Statement of Policy
It is with the greatest faith in the future of
Port. St. Joe that the publisher presents this,
the first issue of The Star to the residents of
Port St. Joe and Gulf county, and it is the cul-
mination of several months of endless effort
overcoming difficulties that always appear in the
establishment of a newspaper plant. In fact, we
had begun to weaken perceptibly and at times
were almost ready to give up the ghost. However,
no mater how dark the clouds may appear, we
have found that invariably there is a silver lin-
ing and this first issue is, to us, the silver lining.
While we know that we cannot please all of our
readers all of the time, at least we can try to please
some of our readers some of the time. As a friend
of ours remarked to us a number of years ago,
'It's a darned poor excuse for a newspaper that
doesn't make somebody mad once in a while.'
We do not intend to irritate anyone intention-
ally, but we realize that no newspaper of charac-
ter can be pleasing to all people and all factions.
Sometimes a newspaper can be judged quite as
effectively by its enemies as its friends.
As far as local and county politics go, we will
try to be independent without being neutral, and
we will try to keep our political policies on the
editorial page and out of the news columns.
We will endeavor to be fair in our news col-
umns to those with whom we disagree as to those
with whom we agree. We will not consider above
frank discussion any subject having to do with the
health, happiness, education and progress of the
average citizen.
We will essay the difficult role of being toler-
ant with the intolerant. We will try to keep in mind
that there is no such animal as journalistic infal-
libility. And above all, we will cherish as a pearl
of great price a thing we believe to be ours ... a
sense of humor."
Listening with their Ears
Hopefully, Port St. Joe and county officials
were listening closely the past few weeks to their
customers the taxpayers.
In a city town hall meeting three weeks ago
and the Board of County Commissioners regular
bi-monthly meeting last week the frustration of
residents was palpable and worth a listen for
public officials.
First, the city should be cognizant and on
watch in light of some comments made about the
police department.
Fair or unfair, true or untrue the comments


on the whole fed into a perception of a depart-
ment that has lost sight that law enforcement
requires a velvet glove along with the occasional
justified use of the hammer.
That is a perception the department should
take steps to address.
One recent example illustrates the problem.
During a recent football game an officer on
bicycle parked at one entrance to speak to the
ticket takers in the booth but did not appear to
even think of moving for ticket-purchasing cus-
tomers, one with a small child.
He blocked the lone entrance into the gate
and did so without even the gentleman's appropri-
ate gesture of allowing people past.
So when folks get up and refer to check-
points between the bridges as shooting fish in a
barrel or what could fairly be called racial pro-
filing in some neighborhoods or heavy-handed
approaches, there is more than an ounce of truth
the department should take away.
And it should do so instead of taking the
defensive approach offered by a county commis-
sioner when comments were made about people's
fear of retaliation in this county, about their fear
of raising a voice only to have it shouted down.
The citizens of Wewahitchka who have pro-
tested the rehabbing of one section of Pine Street
have a salient point from state to county they
have not had a voice.
They have raised legitimate concerns which
the state and county seem little interested in
addressing or solving.
To call what the Florida Department of
Transportation conducts as "public hearings" is a
disservice to the phrase and the public.
A bunch of official looking folks around a
series of renderings and easels sometimes giving
conflicting information does not a public hearing
make.
And for those who don't believe the citizen
comment cards end up in a dusty file somewhere
deep in a cabinet in Tallahassee have been drink-
ing the state's Kool-Aid too long.
What folks got from some of their County
Commission was more of the same hind-legs-up-
go-back-and-sit-down response that greets most
dissenters with the temerity to actually confront
commissioners.
Law enforcement officers have one of the
most potentially dangerous jobs imaginable and
commissioners have to make tough decisions
every month.
But they too often forget a fundamental part
of the equation they are public servants, sworn
by duty to serve their customers, the ones who
pay their salaries.
And when their customers speak, they have
something worth listening to, agree or not.


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Perfect Picture


Our family welcomed a new
grandchild into this world, though
you wouldn't know it from the
newspaper.
The little girl is more than a
week old and while the name hur-
dle, Carson, was
leaped months
ago, the picture
thing is proving
higher than the
Empire State
Building.
The central
problem is this
is reality.
Our daugh-
ter didn't give
Ti Croft birth on film or
es News in a television
Times News
Editor show, where
mothers deliver
six-month-olds
with a full head
of hair and teeth on cue.
This was the real world, and
while every family has the most
beautiful baby in the world, the top
coo-inducer in all the land, the fact
is that babies arrive looking a bit in
need of a quick pressing.
That's what nurses do for the
first 30 minutes or so after birth,
sort of twist those ears, pull on
those toes and fingers and essen-
tially unwrap the little darling from
that confined space they've been
spending the last nine months in.
And while all this is going on,
of course, there is no shortage of
snapping of cameras as dad and
poppa try to provide some Kodak
moments while grandma hovers
and guards, warily watching the
nurses while absorbing the first
moments of new life.
There were literally dozens of
pictures taken, with a nice camera,
with a handful of disposables and
even a camcorder.
Her father and I had even dis-
cussed before hand the headline to
publish above the picture "Here's
Carson" or "Here's Johnny's
Carson."
We had the whole thing, pardon
the pun, pictured.
The nurses even held her up
for a few moments for a flurry of
pictures as if we were paparazzi
next to the red carpet at a movie
premiere.
Not a one frame passed muster
with mommy, or particularly with
grandma.
The ones the hospital shoots


for the family after she is all dressed
and ready to go home?
Well, those made Carson look
as if her wrinkly self had just
emerged from a tanning salon
where she had stayed too long and
had the dial way too high.
Then the idea, after much ago-
nizing over how we could place
even one of the imperfect pictures
of this perfect child in the newspa-
per, arrived, at least the light bulb
went off for mom and grandma.
Why not pose Carson in the
arms of her older brother, Cameron,
who is 2 and every bit of it?
This was a fine theory but in
practice, that again reality butted
in.
Let's start with Cameron's fun-
damental aversion to cameras.
When a camera is pointed his
way and he is prodded to, "Look at
the camera and smile," his assumed
pose is head down, eyes trained on
the ground or the leg of any person
holding his hand at the time.
This is a kid not destined for a
modeling career.
He may be, in the eyes of his
family most of all, the cutest little
dickens, but modeling or anything
else involving a camera? I doubt it.
Unless, of course, they discover
infant pattern baldness, the com-
pany that makes Rogaine comes
up with a treatment and a series
of commercials to promote their
breakthrough.
Then, Hollywood here I come
for Cameron.
The other problem with the
whole picture concept was the
prism through which Cameron
looked upon the arrival of Carson.
After all, this was a thing of
unknown origin how many two-
year-olds truly grasp the concept I
don't know, but put a check mark
in the skeptical column and every
movement and sound it made
caused the spotlight to be turned
away from Cameron.
For a little more than two
years, he'd been the only attention-
grabber in town, capable of divert-
ing all focus in any room with a cry
or a laugh or a garbled sentence
spoken as if he'd been pondering
on it all day.
Now, here was this thing that
cried and screamed at all hours,
slept most of the time and had
caused mommy so much pain that

(See KLATTERING on Page 5A)


I Thought We'd Lost Buddy For Sure!


One Halloween we decided to
explore the old house out behind
where Mr. Luther Purvis lived. Leon
said it was haunted. We, of course,
knew better than that. You couldn't
scare us! And, to be perfectly honest,
none of us were all that interested in
looking at an old abandoned house.
We had just grown a little too big for
"trick or treating". And we were tired
of bobbing for apples and "fishing"
for tiny plastic whistles at the little
carnival the PTA set up in the high
school auditorium each Halloween.
We were a year or so away from get-
ting our driver's license. We didn't
count ourselves as adults mind you,
but we had graduated from the silly
pranks and immaturity of junior
high. Life can be a mite complicated
when you are too old to "trick or
treat" and not yet able to drive.
Surely the world's problems would
melt away if we could just reach
sixteen and take the family car for a
spin. But that didn't help us on this
particular Halloween.....
I don't remember who suggested
the old house. It might have been
Leon. He swore with his hand up
that he and Bobby C. and Nicky Joe
had spent the night up there once.
He told me about the noises. And he
remembered when the McAllisters
had a growing cattle business on
the place. That was before Mr.


McAllister mysteriously
disappeared. Leon was
five years older than
me and I don't remem-
ber any of this. I did
see Mrs. McAllister at J.
A. Abernathy's Hardware
once but her eyes didn't
look as wild as people
claimed.
And I had seen the old
house many times when I
walked with Mr. Luther
out.to his old barn. I'd
help him feed his horses and I
mentioned the McAllister house to
him on a couple of occasions but he
either didn't hear me or he wasn't a
mind to comment on it.
Yogi and Buddy would try any-
thing! Ricky was just as bad! Once
we ruled out the carnival we had
to find something else to do. We
hatched out the plan on our porch.
We'd take a few biscuits, an R C Cola
to share and a can of Vienna sausag-
es. Ricky and Yogi had flashlights. It
was a twenty minute walk or so o0er
there if we went up by B. P Moo e's
house, cut across his back pasture
and come in on the ridge wa up
behind Mr. Luther's barn. It was a
little longer if we took the roa ,and
we didn't like the prospects of being
seen.
Leon "happened" by on th way


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to pick up his date. "You boys be
careful. I know the old place looks
empty but I saw a body that looked
an awful lot like Mr. McAllister rum-
maging around up there just a few
days ago."
"McAllister is dead." Yogi was
as matter a fact as I have ever
heard him. "Everybody in the county
knows that!"
Leon interrupted our agreeing
nods, "That's what everyone thinks.
But did any of you go to the funeral?
Have you seen his grave? Why do
you think Mrs. McAllister is still
around? Why hasn't she gone down
to Savannah to live with her sis-
ter?"
"You and Nicky and Bobby C.
spent the night up there!" I imme-
diately saw through his plan. He
was trying to scare us. But he was
barking up the wrong tree. That


talk didn't bother us. We're not kids
anymore!
"We stayed there in the spring.
That's a far cry from Halloween
night! It wasn't the time for ghouls,
witches and headless horsemen!" He
hurled one last epitaph at us as he
backed his '57 Ford down the drive-
way, "You boys be careful and don't
go near the basement!"
The evening light was fading as
we cut across behind B. P Moore's
house. We already had the flashlights
on even though we'd been this way a
thousand times. We shuffled though
his pasture, climbed the fence near
the back water trough and slowly
crept toward the McAllister's house.
"I bet they are starting the cake
walk about now." Ricky broke the
silence.
I wasn't going to say nothing,
but I was thinking maybe the car-
nival wasn't all that bad after all.
That auditorium was about the best
lighted place in the whole school.
This darkness gives me the creeps!
And I caught my heart pounding a
mite more than usual. There may be
a little more to growing up than just
SAYING you are growing up!
"You guys reckon this is all
right." I caught a twinge of doubt, or
maybe fear, in Buddy's voice. I was
afraid to answer. They might catch
the same tinge in mine!


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It was darker than I ever remem-
ber when we stumbled up to the'
front porch. The front door was
open and we stood on the threshold
and peered in. We all knew "just to
the front door" wouldn't count. We
had to go inside!
I stayed as close to the light as I
could. The room still had furniture
in it. It looked "lived in" despite the'
fact that it hadn't been occupied for
years. "Let's eat our Vienna's and
drink the R C and get the heck out
of here." Yogi was figuring about like
I was.
His light went out as we were
rolling the top off of the Vienna can.
My heart rate accelerated. I heard
a thump from the basement and
my heart stopped! We huddled in
the middle of the living room and I
realized a candy apple beats a cold
biscuit and some mashed sausages
all to Texas and back! The kitchen
door banged against the wall and
Ricky threw our remaining light at
an aberration....or a hungry head-
less horseman!
We were holding our R C and
our collective breaths in total dark-
ness....in a house that I now realized
WAS haunted for sure! I wasn't ever
going to get my driver's license! It
is amazing how un-grown up you
can become when the lights go out
on a moonless night at the old
McAllister place! My fourteen short
years flashed before me.
The basement door flew open
and something or somebody floated
up the steps. I vacated the haunted
house! I chose the nearest window.
Or maybe it was the dinning room
wall! In about eight seconds I was
re-climbing B. P's fence. Yogi and
Ricky passed me like I was sitting
still. Buddy didn't show up until the
week before Thanksgiving.
Leon allowed we were lucky to
avoid the creature from the base-
ment.
I reckon we sure were.....
Happy Halloween,
Kes


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Boyd Report Reflections from Iraq


By Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-FL)

Recently, I had the
opportunity to lead a bipar-
tisan congressional delega-
tion (CODEL) to Iraq to meet
with our troops and get a
firsthand look at our military
operations and Iraqi security,
political, and economic con-
ditions. As someone who has
worn the uniform in Vietnam,
I thought it was important
for me to get on the ground
and talk with our soldiers,
our generals, and the Iraqi
leaders about the obstacles
and opportunities confront-
ing our men and women in
uniform and the Iraqi govern-
ment. I had many reflections
following the CODEL to the
Middle East, and while I am
more convinced than ever
that our troops are perform-
ing at the top of their game,
this trip also confirmed my
belief that we must require
the Iraqi government to step
up and provide security for
their own country.
Flying into theatre on a
C-130 with American soldiers
going into combat brought
back many memories for me
of my experience in Vietnam
almost 40 years ago. I was
buoyed by the enthusiasm of
these young men and women,
and seeing the outstanding
work they are doing under
very difficult circumstances
brought me face-to-face with
why America is the greatest
country in the world. I was
encouraged to find that the
morale amongst our troops
is very high, and the devel-
opments we have made in
Iraq are due to the strength
and the dedication of our
military.
This trip reinforced my


belief that our problems
in Iraq do not lie with our
military; they lie with our
policy and with the Iraqis
themselves. This was evident
while I was touring a market
place in the Rashid district of
southern Baghdad, an area
that is still known to be very
dangerous and violent. Our
soldiers, in many cases, are
out on the frontlines liter-
ally policing the streets of
Baghdad and refereeing a civil
war in Iraq. Our troops are
performing a function that is
typically left up to local police
and is not a standard mili-
tary role, and it is certainly
not a sustainable long term
role for our military.
After the market place
tour, the CODEL met with
General David Petraeus and
Ambassador to Iraq Ryan
Crocker. I could not have
been more impressed with
these two men, and there is
no doubt that they are the best
and the brightest. General
Petraeus candidly addressed
my concerns that our mili-
tary is acting as a police force
in Iraq. General Petraeus
explained that while we have
had some success in train-
ing individual Iraqi security
forces, the Iraqi government
has been unable to develop
the infrastructure and logis-
tical support necessary to
manage and organize these
forces. Iraqi Prime Minister
Nouri Al-Maliki reiterated
this concern and admitted
to our group that the Iraqi
government is having a very
difficult time organizing a
functional government due
to the conflicts between the
political sects and the inher-
ent tribal nature of the Iraqi
people. These assessments
and my own observations


have reinforced for me that it
is not possible for our coun-
try to solve Iraq's internal
and sectarian differences-
differences that have plagued
their people for over a thou-
sand years and differences
that they seem no closer to
resolving.
The most troubling
reports from this trip are the
strain that our continuing
conflict in Iraq has had on our
military readiness. General
Petraeus acknowledged his
concerns that our military
forces have been stretched
thin by current operations
in Iraq and that currently we
would be unable to respond
to another serious conflict if
we needed to do so. This dis-
turbing fact was confirmed at
every stop I made and echoed
by every soldier I met.
Our country is mak-
ing a major investment in
Iraq, not only in U.S. casu-
alties and injuries, but also
in taxpayer dollars to the
tune of $2.5 billion a week.
The Administration must
rethink how we are using
our resources and our assets
so that we can fight terror
more effectively, and we must
require the Iraqi people to
provide their own security
on the ground. Also, this
Administration must recog-
nize that our conflict in Iraq
has extended our military in
a way that could be seriously
detrimental to our country's
national security interests.
Additionally, this
Administration has not put
enough emphasis on the
diplomacy and political per-
suasion necessary to achieve
stability in Iraq. The U.S.
State Department must
engage in robust diplomacy
with Iraq's neighbors in the


Middle East to address the
Iraq conflict. Iraq's neighbors
have a substantial stake in
Iraq's future, and by engaging
these countries and opening
up avenues of diplomacy, we
can lead a collective effort to
bring stability to the region.
There are no perfect
solutions in Iraq, but we can
address the challenges we
face if we do so together as
Americans, not as Democrats
or Republicans. For this rea-
son, our CODEL included
Democratic and Republican
members of Congress so that
we can foster a bipartisan
dialogue to deal with our
most difficult and pressing
foreign policy issue. We all
agree that bipartisanship
equals progress, and we will
only be able to resolve the
situation in Iraq if we find
areas of common ground and
work together. It is my sin-
cere hope that this bipartisan
CODEL and similar efforts


to promote bipartisanship in
Washington will begin a new
era in which Congress can
join together to put pres-
sure on this Administration


to turn control of Iraq to
the Iraqis, bring our troops
home, and develop a long,
term strategy that is in the
best interests of our country.


Boya Tours a marKeT.


Klatterings


From P.age 4A


she couldn't hold and com-
fort him whenever it was
required.
Let's face facts: there
were plenty of strikes against
her even before Cameron
considered that Carson,
sissy, wasn't one of Thomas'
train buddies.
So the idea of a posed


shot with Cameron and
Carson was a non-starter
and we were back to square
one on a picture to announce
the arrival of this 7 pound,
10 ounce bundle of joy.
Mom, dad, poppa and
brother are all doing well.
The verdict is still out on
grandma. We'll know when


she returns from over the.
moon.
As for the picture, well,
in some future issue we
hope to have the entire affair,
resolved. Maybe we'll be'
able to announce her arrival
just in time for her to start'
T-ball.


Boyd and Gen. David Petraeus


The CRA, Safety and Williams Ave. Sidewalks


Redevelopment is guid-
ed by rather rigorous rules
imposed by Florida Statute
163. To become part of a
redevelopment area, certain
conditions must exist, and it
is incumbent upon the rede-
velopment agency to address
the deficient circumstances
that permitted the area to
qualify for the many ben-
efits associated with being in
a CRA. "Beautification" is a
pleasant by-product of rede-
velopment; however, primary
responsibilities and direc-
tives of redevelopment are
public safety and welfare.
The CRA may
fund "appraisals, title
searches, surveys, studies,
and other plans and work
necessary to prepare for the
undertaking of community
redevelopment and related
activities" and may "apply
for, accept, and utilize grants
of funds from the Federal
Government for such pur-
poses."
By statute, a CRA must
address "conditions ...[that]
constitute a menace to pub-
lic health, safety, morals, or
welfare." The CRA is also
instructed to address "out-
moded street patterns" in the
interest of the general pub-
lic.
Thus, when the PSJRA
undertakes a project, it
simultaneously addresses
many levels of concern. For
example, let's review the con-
ditions at Williams Avenue
and why the City and CRA
were awarded a grant from


USDA for improvements.

Some of the exist-
ing traffic patterns on and
around Williams would not
be allowed under current
regulations. Locals residents
tend to understand where
they should exercise prop-
er caution, but visitors may
not understand this and get
caught in an unexpected situ-
ation, perhaps leading to an
accident.
Consider the conver-
gence of First, Second, and
Long Avenue. We all know
to be particularly careful. In
this area, we need to watch
for traffic on not just two
but three streets; can we be
certain visitors would notice
this?
When entering or leaving
parking lots at businesses on
Williams, is it clear how many
directions (all four) that we
must be aware of? Perhaps
particular areas experience
unusual numbers of reported
accidents, and would we not
consider this an significant
problem to protect our resi-
dents and visitors by pro-
viding greater management
of the process? If we then
add pedestrian access to this
same area, how much greater
is the responsibility of the
government and and rede-
velopment process to protect
not only people in cars but
also those on foot, with per-
haps families in tow?
In terms of traffic flow
and parking, residents are
very familiar with current


conditions, which are cur-
rently acceptable and also
rather charming. However,
visitors to the area (who pro-
vide no small portion of the
downtown revenue) may be
disoriented and distracted
by a car parallel-parked on
the wrong side of the street
(against traffic flow), in that
they feel they may be going
the wrong way down a one-
way street. Compound the
circumstances with an elder-
ly motorist or a young and
inexperienced driver and you
begin to get the picture.
And also downtown, how
about all the cars and trucks
we see that have backed
into parking spaces on Reid
Avenue? Each had to cross a
traffic lane to get there. Each
is potentially answerable to
the law. Charming or irre-
sponsibl~? Times change and
levels of social accountability
follow fqr the public good.
When engaging in
improvements in the redevel-
opmen area, it is incumbent
on eac of us to understand
that c anges must be made
to ens re the greatest safety
to the greatest number of
people. Within this, altera-
tions in the way we approach
day-to-day business must
also be included. This is for
the greater good and for safe-
ty. I don't know many respon-
sible business persons who
would knowingly sacrifice
public safety for a little indi-
vidual convenience. Let's put
some of this thinking into
our decision-making.


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Wewahitchka
Elementary School wel-
comed four new members
of their teaching faculty this
year, Aaron Richards, John
Huft, Krista Welford and
Kelley Gerken.
Gerken was unavailable
to be interviewed at press
time, and will be featured
next week.
We turn now to her first-
.g year colleagues.
Aaron Richards
A former Port St.
Joe High School ath-
lete, Richards attended
Benedictine College in
Atchison, Ka. on a football
scholarship and earned a
bachelor's degree in his-
Story.
S Fresh from college, he
-' . discovered a physical educa-
tion opening at Wewahitchka
''.- Elementary, and jumped at
,- the chance to return to his
on at Wewa athletic roots.
i School assis- Richards now teaches
every child in grades K-5 for
: 150 minutes each week, as
- per state guidelines.
The school population
u is over 300 students, and
Richards' p.e. classes range
from 25 to 53 students.


Two support work-
ers assist Richards, aide
Theresa Redd and volun-
teer Michael Eubanks, and
he praises their daily contri-
butions to his classroom.
"It's hard starting out as
a new teacher, but when you
have such supportive people
here to get-you started, it's
wonderful," said Richards.
Redd, in particular, has
earned Richards' admira-
tion. An aide for over 20
years, Redd knows all the
kids, all the games they like
to play, and helps Richards
plan his weekly lessons.
"She's been through sev-
eral coaches here and she's
stuck it out through thick
and thin," noted Richards.
"She's a trooper."
Richards has begun
learning his students' names
and takes any advice offered
by colleagues.
"I pick up everything I
can," he said. "If somebody
suggests something, I'll give
it a try to see what works.
It's a very adaptive environ-
ment."
Richards leads his stu-
dents through five to 10
minutes of calisthenics and
stretching each day to warm
up their muscles for the
day's activity.
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sity, Richards' goal is to
improve his students' over-
all health and well-being.
"The thing for me is to
teach them about a healthy
lifestyle and healthy living,"
he said.
Richards believes physi-
cal education translates into
classroom success.


After physical activ-
ity, sleepy children become
more alert and over-stimu-
lated children calm down,
said Richards.
For the kids, p.e. is sim-
ply a blast, and that's alright
for Richards.
"It's great to see the kids
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having so much fun doing
physical activity," he said.
Richards enjoys his job
so much that he plans to
return to school and earn
a degree in physical educa-
tion.
He also revels in his
new job as Wewahitchka
High School's assistant
football coach.
Richards praised head
coach Todd Lanter and his
group of hard-working stu-
dent-athletes.
"There's never a day
when I don't look for-
ward to going out (on the
field). It could be negative
25 degrees, and I'd look
forward to going out with
those kids," he said.

John Huft
In his third-grade class-
room, Huft takes his cue
from Jean Piaget, one of the
most influential research-
ers in the field of develop-
mental psychology.
At age eight, Huft's stu-
dents are in what Piaget
described as the "concrete
operational stage" of cogni-
tive development.
Children in this stage
demonstrate their intelli-
gence through the logical
and systematic manipula-
tion of symbols related to
concrete objects.
Or in Huft's words:
"They think very concretely
at that age. They can't use
abstract thought."
Huft earned a bache-
lor's degree in elementary
education from Florida
State University. He is cer-
tified to teach K-12 excep-
tional student education
and K-6 English to speak-
ers of other languages, or
ESOL.


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Drawing from Piaget's
work, Huft takes a hands-
on approach to teaching.
Each science lesson
begins with an experiment,
followed by book work,
then another experiment to
deepen the students' under-
standing of important con-
cepts.
Huft calls his approach:
"Do it, learn it, do it
again."
During a recent unit on
space, Huft's students car-
ried a refracting telescope
onto the Gator football
field, and trained the lens
on the mascot's eye.
Future science experi-
ments will include explod-
ing volcanoes filled with
baking soda, vinegar and
red food color, and one Huft
has been dying to test the
Mentos volcano, which he
discovered on the television
show Myth Busters.
The procedure is sim-
ple: drop a roll of the minty
candies into a 2-liter bottle
of soda and stand back
as the carbonated beverage
shoots 20 feet in the air.
Huft uses the hands-
on approach in all subject
areas.
For a Thanksgiving unit
on Christopher, Columbus'
voyage to America, Huft's
students will draw out the
physical dimensions of
the Mayflower on the play-
ground, using chalk pro-
vided by Coach Richards.
The sketch will help
students to better visualize
the ship's cramped quar-
ters.
Huft has also focused
on developing his class'
reading and math skills
using repetition and small
group instruction.


Like Piaget before him,
Huft believes in developing
schema, which he likens
to files in a mental filing
cabinet.
"In the future, when
they learn more, that men-
tal file will already exist,
and they can put more in
it," he said.

Krista Welford
Before becoming
Wewahitchka Elementary's
new second grade teacher,
Welford taught fifth grade
for one year in her home
state of Mississippi.
She moved to the area
with her husband, Justin,
a Pentecostal minister
currently working at the
Refuge Full Gospel Church
in Panama City.
Welford earned a bach-
elor's degree in elemen-
tary education from the
University of Southern
Mississippi, and believes
students benefit from a
hands-on approach to
learning.
"I love, love cooperative
learning and hands-on. I
try to let the students teach
each other," said Welford,
adding, "I had trouble as a
child staying in my seat and
keeping quiet."
Welford's method
involves a bit of trickery
- teach students age-ap-
propriate concepts while
letting them think it's play
time.
Her students learn
addition and subtraction
with princess and Spider
Man flash cards, practice
counting with fun math
manipulatives and make
wreaths with spelling words
printed on construction
paper leaves.


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Krista Welford teaches second grade.


Welford credits the
active learning approach
with reducing discipline
problems and eliminating
student boredom.
Having so many fun
activities during the day
keeps Welford's class alert
and engaged.
In science, the students
have demonstrated the dif-
ference between mixtures
you can separate and those
you can't by making trail
mix and Kool-Aid.
This week, they will
craft guitars out of rub-
ber bands and bowls and
drums out of coffee cans
during a unit on sound


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In second grade; stu-
dents switch periods for
reading, and Welford has
the most advanced group.
This year, her reading
students created their own
Wewa Elementary newspa-
per after finishing a news-
paper-themed story in their
classroom reader.
They also re-wrote the
ending of the classic story
The Frog and The Toad.
Welford hopes to chal-
lenge her reading students
further by letting them cre-
ate original short plays.
In preparation for the.
state test, Florida Writes, all
Wewahitchka Elementary
students are learning to
pre-write and write on
topic.
Welford meets with stu-
dents individually to correct
their writing, and hopes to
begin peer editing when the
students' writing matures.
Her goal for this year is
simple: "I'm hoping they'll
all master the Sunshine
State Standards, and those
who can't, that they reach
their potential and are
ready for the third grade."


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the water after a beach res-
toration as it did before, the
upland part of the property
gains enough value to offset
any loss from the beachfront
not touching water.
"We're still very positive,
still working every angle not
to lose momentum," Pickett
added. "We've come too far to
let this get away."
Nicholson's petition to
halt the project was one of
three original petitions filed
in August requesting a per-
mit for the restoration be
denied.
The other two petitions
were voluntarily dropped in
September.
None of the petitions
were filed against either Gulf
County or the SJPBAC, but
the state.
The ruling on the
Nicholson petition involv-
ing the St. Joseph Peninsula
beach project could hinge in
part on the appellate case
from Destin and Walton
County regarding beach res-
toration projects there. That
case was argued before the
Florida Supreme Court ear-
lier this year.


From Page 1A


The Supreme Court
returned from summer ses-
sion on Aug. 20 and is expect-
ed to rule on the Destin case
sometime this fall or winter.
Pickett reiterated her
prior statements that it was
unclear what the implica-
tions of the Supreme Court's
ruling on the Destin case will
be on the Gulf County permit
and the immediate status of
the peninsula project, nor
would she hazard a guess as
to when the Supreme Court
would make a decision.
"The Supreme Court
does not have to rule with-
in any time frame," Picket
.Il1n,'.\lI dil tdl, adding that
the DEP permit for the St.
Joseph Peninsula project
allowed two seasons for
build-out, if needed.
There is also the pos-
ld-ihll\v that the Supreme
Court's decision could return
the case to the First District
Court of Appeals, which
would drag out the process
even more.
"Our biggest goal is to get
sand on the beach," Pickett
said, "whatever we need to do
to get that accomplished."


Covenant Hospice is
seeking artistic individu-
als to paint ceramic masks
for its Sixth Annual Mask
Parade Exhibit and Gala.
Professional and budding
artists or those with a cre-
ative flair are invited to apply.
The top artists selected by a
committee receive a blank
ceramic mask to transform
into a piece of
art. Potential
a artists can
pick up an
S applica-
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Hospice
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located at
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19th Street or
go online to.
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are also
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Once the artists trans-
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exhibited at various down-
town businesses in February
and March. Masks will later
be auctioned during the Mask
Parade Gala on March 22,
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"Chris looks at the festival
very differently than our other
judges because he, himself, is
an artist," Marshall said.
Three other changes to
this year's festival, according
to Marshall, are the addition
of a band playing into the
night, expansion of the
physical space onto the
beach, and a food court.
"We're trying to add a
lot of different things to the
mix this year," said Marshall.
We have a great band out of
Panama City The Timeless
Band coming this year.
"They will be playing on
the beach from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m., and again after dark
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We've
never had a band at night."
All times for the festival
are Central Time.
Expanding the festival
out onto the beach is also
something new. The party will
still be in the "back yard" of
the Driftwood Inn in Mexico
Beach, its location for the
past eight years.
"We're emphasizing
the beach more this year,"
explained Marshall, "so we're
trying to expand the space by
moving onto the beach itself
for some of the activities."
The food court will be
another new feature, Marshall
said, with all the participating


restaurants located in one
section, not spread out across
the festival site.
As in the past, there will
be an extensive selection of
wines and beers available.
Another break with the
past is that'Tom Wood, co-
owner of the Driftwood Inn
along with his wife, Peggy,
designed and painted the
2007 Art and Wine Festival
poster.
Even though Wood is a
well-known artist, according
to Marshall, he has never
created one of the festival
posters, which usually
become collector's items.
What remains unchanged
from previous years, Marshall
said, is the fun, food and art
to be enjoyed.
The live auction of
donated artwork is the focal
point of the evening, with
proceeds going to Special
Events of Mexico Beach,
which provides fireworks for
the city at July 4, under the
auspices of the MBCDC.
The auction this year
will be held from 6 p.m. to 7
p.m. between the band's sets,
Marshall said.
The festival runs from 2
p.m. to 9 p.m. Central at the
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Sharks Down Liberty


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Port St. Joe didn't so
much assume the inside lane
in District 1-1A Friday night
as snatch it by the throat.
The Sharks held high-
scoring Liberty County to a
single first-quarter touch-
down and devoured turf and
the time clock with a balanced
offense to come away with a


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21-6 victory that was more
lopsided than the score.
The win was the third in
a row for Port St. Joe after
opening the season with two
losses and gives the Sharks a
perfect 3-0 district mark.
The loss was the first of
the season after five-straight
victories for Liberty County,
which fell to 3-1 in the dis-
trict.


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nes," said Port just had a good all-around
ive coordinator game."
n. "Defensively, No player typified that
ceep everything more than the Sharks' Philip
nd make them Fuze.
s for a touch- Fuze sacked Bulldog
Been scoring quarterback Ridge Read
ts a game and twice, had four quarterback
to six points, hurries, recovered a fum-
)layed a great ble and that was just on
defense.
offense also Fuze, who also lines up
at tight end, caught a touch-
-.- .- J down pass, kicked the extra
point that proved the differ-
,, ence in the game and added
two more extra points for
good measure.
The Sharks even received
offense from their defense -
which limited Liberty County
to 47 yards rushing and 169
total yards early in the
fourth quarter.
Down 14-6 and facing
second down at their 9, the
Bulldogs seemed to have Port
S St. Joe fooled on a screen
pass.
m Croft/The Star But defensive tackle
kle. Travis Dailey didn't bite and
was in position to snag the
Ci pass at the 8. Dailey broke
9;' a tackle en route to the end
zone and a touchdown that
seemed to sap some life out
of Liberty County.
Forced to pass, the
Bulldogs bogged down as
Read finished 11 of 25 for 122
) yards with two interceptions
S while hardly being helped by
receivers who dropped eight
Dailey catchable balls.


"They totally outplayed
us at the line of scrimmage,"
said Liberty County coach
Grant Grantham. "We lost
our composure there a little
bit and missed some oppor-


Philip Fuze


tunities, but tip your hat to
them. They outplayed us,
simple as that."
Liberty County jumped
on top in a fast-running
opening half, marching 89
yards in 14 plays with Kevin
McCray sweeping around left
end from the Shark 9 to com-
plete the drive early in the
second quarter.
In an omen of things to
come, the extra point was
blocked and Liberty County
had to settle for a 6-0 lead.
A margin the Sharks
promptly erased on the ensu-
ing drive.
Setting a tone, Port St.
Joe pounded the ball between
the tackles the Sharks
rushed for 223 yards and


took shots in
they presented
march 81 yar
Quarterb
Gannon (9 of
and two touch
the snap from
found Fuze o
tern at the rig
near the 2 ar
over two tackl
goal line.
Fuze add
point to give
lead the Sha
relinquish.
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the first seven
third quarter
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yards on 10
sophomore Cl
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left corner of


The Port St. Joe Middle
School football squad
improved its record to 3-2
last week with a wild second
half scoring binge for a 28-22
victory in what is known as
the Sugar Bowl.
The Sugar Bowl matches
team in the two divisions of
the Big Bend Middle School
Conference.
Port St. Joe is the fourth-
seeded team in the south
division, which also includes
Blountstown, Grand Ridge,
Wewahitchka and Toler in
Bristol.
As the fourth seed, Port
St. Joe Middle played at North
Florida Christian, the fourth
seed in the league's north
division, and fell behind 22-6
by halftime.
But two fumble recover-
ies for touchdowns, a long
run by Tiquan Lang and a
long pass by Trevor Lang
brought Port St. from behind
to win.
Tiquan Lang was named
offensive player of the game,


while Trevor Lang was recog-
nized as the top up and com-


County

i the air when that Jordan McNair (36 yards
d themselves to rushing, 50 receiving on four
ds in 12 plays. catches in his first game back
'ack Matt after missing three weeks fol-
14 for 85 yards lowing knee surgery) snagged
downss, taking over Jarek McCray.
the Bulldog 8, Fuze's extra point made
n a hook pat- it 14-6 before Dailey put the
ght hash mark game away early in the final
nd Fuze leaned period.
ers to cross the "Our offensive and defen-
sive lines did an outstanding
led the extra job for us," said Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe a coach John Palmer. "That
rks would not was nice for them to do that
at home and in an important
rks devoured district game."


minutes of the
on their way to
county 20, stay-
:lusively on the
homore Darrell
game-high 74
carries, fellow
haz Byrd added
rries only to
d-13.
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rainbow into the
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LC K. McCray 9 run (kick
blocked)
PSJ Fuze 8-yard pass from
Gannon (Fuze kick)
Third quarter
PSJ McNair 20-yard pass
from Gannon (Fuze kick)
Fourth quarter
PSJ Dailey 8-yard intercep-
tion return (Fuze kick)


Matt Gannon (4) throws to Jordan McNair on a quick screen.


Lady Gators Have Split Week Middle School Wins Suear Bowl


The Wewahitchka High
volleyball team split two
matches during the past
week and continued-to hover
around the .500 mark with a
9-10 record
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Marianna 3,
Wewahitchka 2
Host Marianna dominat-
ed the final game of the match
to secure the come-from-
behind win 19-25, 27-25,
25-21, 21-25 and 5-15.
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spikes, one kill, one dig and
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West Gadsden 0
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and 25-23.
Kayla Williams had 13
service points, eight aces,
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Mary Taunton added 13
service points, two aces, 15
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Bozeman, McLemore Claim Top Prizes


The 9th Annual Florida Catfish Classic
Tournament drew 219 fisher persons in
102 boats, despite the rain showers and low
river levels on the Apalachicola and Chipola
Rivers. The prize for the fisherman coming
from the longest distance went to Dale Kirby,
of Fisherbum.com from Fayetteville, Ohio.
The ladies are proud to report that they
caught 308.23 pounds of fish for this tourna-
ment and walked away with the first place
prizes in the Lady Anglers Division (of course)
AND the Flathead Division. Tournament offi-
cials were pleased to have 18 kids register
and the kids are happy to report catching
65.82 pounds of fish. The grand total for the
tournament was 1,702.19 pounds, of which
1,419.93 pounds were flathead and 282.26
pounds were channel cats.
Flathead Catfish Division -
open to all adults
1st place-Sherry Bozeman; Bristol, FL,
$1,500 31.56 pounds
2n place John Hamlin, Bristol, FL,
$1,000- 27.46 pounds
3rdplace Dale Kirby; Fayetteville, OH,
$750; 23.91 pounds
4th place Chris Hasty; Blountstown,
FL, $500; 23.02 pounds
5th place Wade Earnest; Telogia, FL,
$250; 20.34 pounds

Channel Catfish Division (all blue &
channel catfish not flathead) open to
all adults
1st place Marty Enfinger; Altha, FL,
$1,000- 34.43 pounds
2n place Bill Stewart; Weeki Wachee,
FL, $750; 32.87 pounds
3rd place Brandon Ward;
Blountstown, FL, $500; 14.61 pounds
4th place Drew Hathaway;
Blountstown, FL, $400; 13.52 pounds
5th place James Green; Navarre, FL,
$200; 10.05 pounds
Lady Anglers open to all adult women
1st place Sherry Bozeman; Bristol,
FL, $250; 31.56 pounds
2nd place Sharon McMillian; Bristol,
FL, $175; 20.09 pounds
3rd place Gwen Tolbert; Deweyville,
TX, $125; 15.73 pounds
Kids Catfish Classic blue & channel
cats only all kids 14 years and under
1st place Blake Kemp; Wewahitchka,
FL, $325; 10.80 pounds
2nd place Chance Harper;
Wewahitchka, FL, $300; 6.90 pounds
3rd place Peter Setterich;
Wewahitchka, FL, $2-75; 6.72 pounds
4th place Marc Earnest; Hosford, FL,
$250; 6.36 pounds
S 5th place Blake Kemp; Wewahitchka,
FL, $225; 4.47 pounds
S6th place Taylor Arnold; Hosford, FL,
$200; 4.44 pounds
7th place Peter Setterich,
Wewahitchka, FL, $175; 3.69 pounds
8th place Peter Setterich;
Wewahitchka, FL, $150; 3.45 pounds
9th place Hunter McDaniel;
Wewahitchka, FL, $125; 2.36 pounds
10th place Marc Earnest, Hosford, FL,
$100; 2.26 pounds
All the kids fishing the tournament were
presented with rods and reels as well as
the first 10 places receiving cash prizes and
trophies.
Another prize category is for the most
pounds of flatheads in one boat: and the
prize of $250 goes to John and Linda


Worthington of Bristol, Florida, with 82.72
pounds. Rumor has it that John outfished
Linda by all of .26 pounds this tournament
,even though she has the most fishing tro-
phies displayed at home.
There are presently five tournaments
on the Apalachicola Flathead Championship
Trail running from April through October:
Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead
Tournament (Bristol), Blountstown Big River
Roundup, Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire
Department Flathead Tournament (Bristol),
Gaskin Park Flathead Tournament (Wewa)
and Florida Catfish Classic (Wewa).
These tournaments combine the weight
of the flathead catfish caught into one grand
prize awarded at the end of the trail at the
Florida Catfish Classic.
Fisher persons must fish in four of the five
tournaments to be eligible and only flatheads
are included in this weight category. The
prize of $1,000 went to Carmen McLemore
of Wewahitchka for 391.31 pounds, edging
out Jamie Lee of Blountstown with 391.09
pounds.
One of the rules of these tournaments
is that channel and blue cats are released
as the native species, and flatheads are kept
and eaten as a non-native species with no
size or bag limits. Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has published
a brochure on the "River Giants of North
Florida" with "how-to-catch" fishing basics
and a bit of history on this huge, great tast-
ing monster in the rivers and lakes from the
Ochlockonee River in Florida west to the
Alabama state line.
Since flatheads are a predatory fish, they
feed on live prey and are reducing the popu-
lations of bluegill, shellcracker and other
small bream species in the freshwater areas.
Flatheads should never be released back into
the wild, and because they prefer live prey to
bottom feeding, they are extremely tasty in
just about any recipe you might want to try.
One of the tournament sponsors, T.
Cooper Outdoors from Walnut, Mississippi,
presented a Sportsmanship Award to Larson
Bozeman, age 10, from Wewahitchka, Florida.
Larson has been fishing in all the Florida
Catfish Classic tournaments since he started
at age 3, paying an adult entry fee. He won
the Kids Classic last year with a 5.40 pound
fish. The Kids Classic was started about 3
years ago to allow the parents a break on
fees and give the kids a chance to compete
against their own age group, up to age 14,
rather than competing against the adults.
The Okuma rod and reel 3/0 combo Larson
received will allow him to easily step up from
small channel cats to the larger cats and to
flatheads.
Ken and Cynthia Sumner, avid fish-
er persons from Bristol, Florida, prepared
a surprise award that was presented by
Jim Whaley and Gerald Frye, Tournament
Directors, to Rudy Sumner, of Hosford, and
Don Minchew, of Wewahitchka, as a "thank
you" from the anglers for all their hard work
on these tournaments for the last several
years.
Rudy is Tournament Chairman for the
Liberty County Senior Citizens and the
Hosford Telogia Volunteer Fire Department
tournaments. Don is the Tournament
Chairman for the Gaskin Park Flathead and
The Florida Catfish Classic. These two gen-
tlemen work closely with each other and their
respective volunteers to be sure the fisher
persons enjoy the tournaments and have the
opportunity to win great prizes. Jim Whaley
presented each man with a trophy and a
plaque that the fisher persons signed.


The Wewahitchka Chapter No. 229 of the
Eastern Star sold catfish T-shirts at the tour-
nament to help raise funds for their activi-
ties. Since they still have a few left, anyone
wishing to purchase a shirt is invited to call
Bessie Nunnery at 639-2495.
The concession stand featured BBQ
chicken dinners on Saturday by Bay County
Search & Rescue which were absolutely deli-
cious. Funds from the concession stand
will go toward their area search and rescue
missions.
Wewahitchka Search and Rescue held a
raffle for $1,000, also raising money for their
area search and rescue missions. Kenny
Alderman of Wewahitchka, Florida, was the
very happy winner.
The Wewahitchka Employees Club was
the sponsor for this year's tournament and
held a raffle for a brand new 4 HP motor
donated by Holley Outdoors in Blountstown,
with the winner being Danny Cox of Altha,
Florida.
An additional 50/50 raffle went to Donnie
Merritt of Cairo, Georgia, with his portion
being $105. All funds raised will be used
toward scholarships for area students; appli-
cations are accepted between January and
April at Wewahitchka City Hall.
Both search and rescue organizations
are all-volunteer, charitable organizations.
affiliated with the county sheriff's depart-
ments and are primarily supported by public
donations. The Wewahitchka Employees
Club is also a charitable organization with
its funds for scholarships coming primar-
ily from the Tupelo Festival in May and now
the two fishing tournaments, Gaskin Park
Flathead Catfish Tournament and Florida
Catfish Classic Tournament.
Don Minchew, Tournament Chairman,
would like to thank all the sponsors for par-
ticipating in both the Gaskin Park Flathead
Tournament and the Florida Catfish Classic
and helping to make them great successes.
Thanks to Jim Whaley and Gerald Frye as
Tournament Directors for the use of their
great skills for the last several years. Without
the volunteers working most of the year on
these tournaments, they would not be pos-


Wewahitchka High School
Friday, Nov 2, 2007 5:00
(Before Wewa vs. PSJ Football Game)
The Wewahitchka Gator Booster Club
will be sponsoring the 2nd annual Gator
Gathering on Friday, November 2, 2007 at
5:00 p.m. Central Time at the Wewahitchka
High School Commons Area. This special
benefit dinner is the Boosters Club's largest
fund raising event of the year. All proceeds
from the sale of these tickets go directly to
benefit the athletic programs at WHS and
to assist with the sponsorship of the Gator
Booster Club scholarships that are awarded
each year to our senior. athletes who, while
achieving success in their various programs,
also achieve academic success in the class
room.
Tickets are on sale now for this special
steak dinner. The costs of the tickets are
$30.00 per dinner, or $2 for $50.00. Several
of our local "Bull Gators" will be the master


sible; many thanks to them as well. Don
also invites the public to go to the tourna-
ment website at www.floridacatfishclassic.
com, patronize the sponsors and see pictures
of other years. Additional pictures are avail-
able for viewing and downloading at http://
picasaweb.google.com/wewelibrarian/florida-
catfishclassic. Keep an eye on the website
for the Apalachicola Championship Flathead
Trail tournament schedule for 2008.


chefs for this night, and will be serving Rib
eye steaks, with all of the trimmings.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets
to this special steak dinner is asked to see
one of the following people: Dennis Peak,
Mike Harrison, Ben Ranie, Jamie Guffey,
Jack Husband, Shannon Miller, Brad Bailey,
Jason Miller, Mathew Birmingham, Kelly
Forehand or any other Gator Booster Club
Members. You may also purchase tickets
at Vision Bank in Wewahitchka. Please see
Carolyn Husband or Jerry Gaskin at the
Wewahitchka Branch.
Please make plans now to attend this
special event and come out and eat with your
neighbors and enjoy a fine meal before the
Wewa-St. Joe football game. Not only will
you enjoy a great meal before the game, but
each ticket sold will assist WHS and the ath-
letic programs of our local high school.
Please see a Gator Booster Club member
and purchase your ticket soon.


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Two Wheels and a Seat for Under the Tree


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

When Randy Tifft arrived as the new
warden at Gulf Correctional Institute he
brought with him an idea that had proved a
rousing success in other communities where
he had lived and worked.
Put some inmates to work providing
something extra for needy kids in the com-
munity.
When Tifft brought the idea to Sharon
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nership has sowed the seeds to grow Tifft's
program, which in a nutshell is to provide
100 bikes for needy boys and girls in Gulf
County.
"I've done it at other institutions and it
has been a success," Tifft said. "We already
do Toys for Tots here, but this is something
extra we can do. We want to use inmate labor
to give something back to the community."
GCI itself could not solicit dona-
tions, which is where North Florida Child
Development, Inc. and the Wewahitchka
Women's Club, as well as the county Lions
Club, has come in.
As a non-profit child health and educa-
tion outfit, North Florida Child Development
will serve as the fiscal agent, handling all
donations.
North Florida Child Development will
also work with the county's schools to iden-
tify needy children who might find a bar-
ren tree on Christmas morning if there is a
household tree at all.
The Wewahitchka Women's Club recently
provided the first fiscal donation of $150,
which will be used to buy the parts, hand
grips, a seat or a chain, to spruce up the
bicycles to be donated.
The Lions Club also pledged a donation
after Tifft made a presentation to the group
last week.
"We'll rebuild and redo the. bicycles


at the institution, using the inmates to do
the work," Tifft said. "Hopefully we can get
enough bicycles and supplies to do 100
bikes,
"That's my goal; I'd like to get to 100
bikes. And they might be used, but they will
look as good as new."
Several of the local volunteer fire depart-
ments have opened their doors to serve as
drop off points for bikes while financial dona-
tions will be funneled through North Florida
Child Development to purchase required
equipment and supplies.


"The fire departments are where the
bikes would be cleaned and then inmate
work crews would pick them up," Gaskin
said. "The Sheriff's Office has indicated they
will coordinate getting helmets for those kids
who receive bikes."
Those wishing to donate new or used
bicycles or tricycles for the wee ones -
can drop them off at the following fire sta-
tions: Howard Creek, Dalkeith, Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka and White City.
Those wishing to make monetary dona-
tions should send checks payable to NFCD.


Inc.'s Bikes for Boys and Girls of Gulf
County, Gerald Thompson, NFCD, Inc.
attention: Fiscal Department, EO. Box 38;
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
A tax deductible receipt will be sent to all
those making monetary donations.
North Florida Child Development will
also accept all donations of parts and sup-
plies for bicycles or tricycles.
SFor more information contact Sharon
Gaskin at 639-5080. exi. 12 or 832-1632.


Reflections on The Wall:


A Preview


The Star continues its sneak peak at
Reflections on The Wall, a special publication
commemorating the 25t" anniversary of the


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James Franklin Tindell


Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,
D.C.
The publication will be distributed in
the November 29 edition of The Star and
The Times to our subscription and rack
customers. Copies will also be available for
purchase at both offices.


James Franklin Tindell grew up in
Simmons Bayou and was drafted to Vietnam
in December of 1966.
In this excerpt from Star Staff Writer
Despina Williams' profile of Tindell, Ray
Gonzales recounts his memories of his fallen
comrade.

Though his mother was devastated by
his summons to Vietnam, Tindell never
showed any signs of fear.
"He hated leaving home, but he felt
like there was a purpose," remembered his
brother, Gene.
He departed for Vietnam in December
of 1966 as part of the Army's Company B,
3" Batallion, 60"' Infantry.
Two months later, during a combat
operation on Feb. 28, 1967, Tindell received
multiple metal fragment wounds to his
entire body and was evacuated to a hospital
for treatment.
While convalescing at base camp,
Tindell struck up a friendship with southern
California native Ray Gonzales, who was
also recovering from injuries.
Tindell and Gonzales spent a month
together at the camp, sharing stories of
home and performing a series of menial jobs
required by their commanding officer.
They stacked sand bags, burned waste
in 55-gallon drums and struggled to stay
awake during guard duty.
Gonzales bonded with Tindell, who


shared his misery and longing for home.
"He was a genuine, nice person. He Read the complete profile in Reflections
was a shoulder to lean on, and I was his on The Wall on November 29.
I guess," remembered
Gonzales, who still lives in
California.
After a month away
from this platoon,
Gonzales told Tindell
he was going back into
the field. Tindell said he
planned to follow suit.
"We were both anxious
to get back to our platoons.
It was our family and we
missed all those people.
We felt guilty about not
going out with them,"
remembered Gonzales.
Shortly after returning
to the field, Tindell was
killed by a fragment from
an enemy land mine, and
Gonzales watched his
poncho-wrapped body
being transported into a
helicopter.
Gonzales struggled
with guilt over what might
have been.
"I was sorry I
complained because he
might have stayed if I
hadn't said I was going
back," he said.


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Huggable "Witches" Waiting for Trick-or-Treaters at Beacon Hill


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
If you're looking for a few
Halloween "witches" to hug
on Oct. 31, there will be 13
of them ready and waiting for
little trick-or-treaters at Geri-
Care in Beacon Hill.
After several weeks of
work by residents at Geri-
Care Assisted Living Facility,


the building is fantastically
decorated inside and out with
giant cobwebs, skeletons, lit-
tle "ghosts" hanging in the
bushes, and an assortment
of scary creatures inside in
the lobby area.
"It's a G-rated haunt-
ed house, with 13 "good
witches" and one "good war-
lock," laughed LPN Brenda
Peterson, head of the facility


and the one responsible for
the decorating.
Children are invited to
come to Geri-Care Assisted
Living Facility from 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
for some safe Halloween fun.
"Oh my gosh, our ladies
have been pulling cobwebs,
making ghosts, just pushing
buttons on all these creatures
and laughing for weeks,"


Peterson said. "They are so
excited about kids coming
out here for Halloween."
Besides handing out
candy to the kiddies, the resi-
dents will be in their witch
hats, maybe in costume,
guiding children through the
surprises in the lobby.
Peterson said without the
special help from resident
assistant Pat Hutchinson and


Huggable witches, all 13 of them, are waiting for trick-or-treaters at Geri-Care Assisted Living Facility in Beacon Hill
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at our office in Port Saint Joe for our Renovation Celebration.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 11:00 am.
There will be refreshments, goodies and gifts available throughout the day at both branches.
All members 18 and over may enter a drawing for a flat-screen TV to be given away at 5:00 pm
(Port St Joe location only).
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2007 Public Health Fair Tjind ll ll


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


BBQ Sandwich Meal


Sale for Senior Citizens


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling BBQ
Pork Sandwiches on Friday,
October 26 in Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka from 11:00
a.m. 1:00 p.m. We will
make group deliveries to
local businesses.
The meal will include a
large BBQ Pork sandwich,
chips, pickle, and homemade
dessert. The cost is $4.00


and all proceeds will be used
to pay the cost of meals for
seniors at our Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka centers.
We will be accepting orders
through October 23. Please
call 229-8466 in Port St. Joe
to place orders or fax your
order to 227-1877. To place
orders in Wewahitchka call
639-9910 or fax your order
to 639-9911.


Lines from the Library


Welcome to the Gulf
County Library. The hours
of operation are: 10:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and
Tuesday. The library is open
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
on Thursday and Friday.
The library is open from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
Saturday.
The library is closed on
Sunday, Wednesdays, and
all major holidays.
The Friends of the
Library holds its monthly
Used Book Sale on the third
Saturday of the month. The


book sale hours are 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please stop
by and support your library
either by donations or pur-
chase of used books, movies,
or children's books.
The Friends of the
Library holds a monthly
meeting the first Monday of
each month at 5:30 p.m. We
would encourage the public
to attend.
Please check out our new
fiction, non-fiction, and gene-
alogy sections of the library,
You may find something that
interests you.


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


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monitoring, diabetic screen-
ing, bone density, along with
hearing and vision tests.
In addition to 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-
8466.


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Tyndall Women's Health Fair
Health screenings, ser-
vices and information about
women's health care issues
will be provided during a
Women's Health Fair Oct. 20
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the CAC Annex (formerly
the Enlisted Club) on Tyndall
AFB. Health care profession-
als from Bay Medical will be
speaking about robotic sur-
gery, women's heart health,
cosmetic surgery and many
other topics. Free food, door
prizes and a massage chair
will be available. All women
and their families who have
access to Tyndall are encour-
aged to attend.
Retiree Appreciation Day
Retiree Appreciation Day
is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 3 at the Community
Activities Center Annex (for-
merly the Enlisted Club). The
event will include a health and
information fair to include
a speech by Jim Blanchard,
325th Medical Group health
benefit advisor, static display
of military equipment, flu
shots for those with valid mil-
itary identification cards, free
health screenings and free
dental kits. Representatives
from various medical agen-
cies on Tyndall will be avail-
able as well. The day will
also feature free walk-in Will
and Testament service at the
Judge Advocate General office
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch
will be served at the Berg Liles
Dining Facility from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. for retirees
at a.pay-as-you-go rate. The
325th Services Squadron is
also offering three free games
of bowling Nov. 3, a 10 per-
cent discount at the Club (for-
merly the Officers' Club) Oct.
29-Nov. 2, and half priced
rates for 18 holes of golf at
the Pelican Point Golf Course
Oct. 29-Nov. 2. For further
information, contact Marielle
Beniquez at 283-4204.
Annual Health Benefits Fair
The Annual Health
Benefits Fair for civilian
employees is Nov. 13 from
8 to 11 a.m. in room 267 of
Bldg. 650. The event offers
employees an opportunity to
talk with their plan provid-
ers and to learn about the
new dental and vision bene-
fits introduced last year. Open
season runs from Nov. 12
through Dec. 10, and is the
only opportunity for current
employees to make certain
changes to their health ben-
efits plan.
SR30 (U.S. 98/ Tyndall
Parkway) Construction
Traffic flow along Hwy 98
between Tyndall Parkway and
the DuPont Bridge may be
affected by construction dur-
ing off-peak traffic hours for
the next few months. Single
lane closures along stretches
of Hwy 98 may delay traffic
traveling to and from Tyndall.
During peak traffic, from 6:30


to 9 a.m., both lanes heading
east will remain open and
from 3 to 6 p.m. both lanes
heading west will remain
open.
Speakers Available
Looking for a speaker for
your next community func-
tion? Tyndall has an active
speakers' bureau, which pro-
vides local organizations pub-
lic speakers for community
events free of charge. Topics
of speeches can range from
general Air Force mission
overviews to Tyndall-specific
topics. For more information
or to arrange for a speak-
er, contact the 325th Fighter
Wing Public Affairs Office at
283-4500.
TynMan Triathlon/
Dualthlon
The Company Grade
Officer Council is hosting the
TynMan Tri/Dualthlon at 7
a.m. Oct. 20 on Tyndall AFB.
The event, which starts at
Eagle Drive in base housing,
includes a triathlon (600-me-
ter swim, 12-mile bike ride,
and a 5-kilometer run) and a
dualthlon event (1.5 mile run,
12 mile bike ride, and a 5-km
run.) Individuals interested
in participating can register
at www.Active.com (keyword
TynMan) or by contacting
Kevin Lawracy at kevin.law-
racy(atyndall.af.mil or Patrick
Wilkinson at patrick.wilkin-
son(tyndall.af.mil.
Trophies will be award-
ed to the top three finish-
ers in each category, includ-
ing overall male and female.
Additionally, there will be
events for family and par-
ticipants during and after the
race, which include a best
costume contest and trick-
or-treating in the athletes' vil-
lage. All proceeds benefit the
CGOC and Combined Federal
Campaign.
2007 Hurricane
Preparedness Briefs
The 325th Civil Engineer
Squadron readiness flight will
hold hurricane preparedness
briefings for all base person-
nel and their dependants. The
first brief is scheduled for
Nov. 1 at the Tyndall Enlisted
Club at 2:30 p.m. The second
brief is scheduled for Nov. 6
at 9 a.m. in the 53"' Weapons
Evaluation Group audito-
rium. Attendance is highly
encouraged. For questions or
additional information, please
contact the 325th CES readi-
ness flight at 283-2010.
Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop hours
of operation for October are
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays.
Donations can be dropped
off in a bin located outside
the Thrift Shop at any time.
For more information, call the
shop at 286-5888.
For the latest Tyndall
news and events, visit www.
tyndall.af.mil.


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Available now for adoption from the. St: Joseph
Bay Humane Society -
Chi Chi & )Onyx. mother daughter small pets,
(pictured); Tony T. a male kitty about 11 12 weeks
old; orange kittens, about twelve weeks old; Smiley,
a chocolate colored female pup about six months;
Rosco, a two year old Choc Lab: Sassy. a nice female
brindle pup.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth
Street. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Please call 227-1109 for more information.
Volunteers appreciated.


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Christmas Assistance Applications
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The Salvation Army will
be taking applications for its
Christmas Cheer Program
for those in need of food and
toy assistance on October
30 in Gulf County at two
locations.
One location in Port St.
Joe will be at the Stac-House
on 610 8th Street from 10


a.m. 4 p.m. There will be
another at the Senior Citizens
Center in Wewahitchka, 314
N. 3rd Street during the
same hours.
To be eligible, all appli-
cants must provide the fol-
lowing information:
1. Photo ID
2. Social Security Cards


for all applicants and chil-
dren
3. Recent Rent Receipt
(if someone else owns the
home or pays the rent, that
person should accompany)
4. Recent Utility Bill and
Cable Bill
5. Household Income
Receipts


MDA Offers Flu Shots To People


With Neuromuscular Diseases


Continuing a service it
has provided for decades,
the Muscular Dystrophy
Association (MDA) again is
offering flu shots to people
who have any of more than
40 neuromuscular diseases.
Such muscle wasting
diseases, especially those
that progress in severity, can
damage muscles involved
with breathing. Catching the
flu is particularly hazard-
ous for those with muscular
dystrophies, spinal muscu-
lar atrophy and amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou
Gehrig's disease).


Valerie Cwik, MDA's vice
president for research and
its medical director, said,
"Both adults and children
with neuromuscular diseas-
es may already have weak-
ened respiratory systems.
MDA provides flu shots to
reduce their likelihood of
developing another, possibly
life-threatening, illness."
Individuals affected by
a neuromuscular disease
should consult their MDA
clinic physicians or primary
care doctors before receiv-
ing the influenza vaccine.
For information, contact


the nearest MDA office; call
(800) 572-1717; or visit
www.mda.org.
MDA is a voluntary
health agency working to
defeat more than 40 neuro-
muscular diseases through
programs of worldwide
research, comprehensive
services, and far-reaching
professional and public
health education.
The Association's pro-
grams are funded almost
entirely by individual private
contributors.


Local Group


Publishes Cookbook


Robert McLeod

Mr. Robert Brian McLeod, age 32, of Kinard, FL, passed
away Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in White City,. Brian was
born on April 15, 1975 in Panama City, and had lived in
Calhoun County for most of his life. He was a welder by trade
and attended elementary school in Port St. Joe, and was a
1993 graduate of Blountstown High School. Brian was of the
Assembly of God faith.
Survivors include:
Fiance: Kristi Basford of Sumatra, FL; His big boy,
Drake, and baby girl, Rayven, of Sumatra, FL; Mother and
Stepfather: Linda and Ralph Shoemaker of Clarksville, FL;
Father: Mack McLeod Sr. and his wife, Cathy of Pascagoula,
Miss. 2 Sisters: Tina Hicks of Port St. Joe; Tammy Ward and
her husband, Chris, of Wewahitchka; 2 Stepsisters: Brenda
Shoemaker of Beaumont, TX and Kathy Conner of Ft.
Worth, TX; Nieces: Kaleigh Shearer and her husband, Chris,
Hannah Ward, Christian Ward, Sunny Shearer; Nephews:
Justin Hicks and Theron McLeod; Numerous other family
members and special friends; His lifelong special friend: Neil
Goodson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 13, 2007
at 11:00 a.m. CDT at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in
Bleuntstown, FL with Reverend Jason Lowery officiating.
Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St.
Joe, FL. The family received friends Friday, October 12,
2007 from 6:00 p.m. CDT until 8 p.m. CDT at the Peavy
Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of
Marlon Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.


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Sunday Worship Services:
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Mary Etta Pope
Mary Etta Temple Pope
was born December 14, 1933
in Columbia, Mississippi. She
passed away September 28,
2007 in Rapieds Hospital in
Alexandria, LA. Her children
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, John H. Pope,
Jr. Surviving are three daughter and
a son: Verna L Burch of Port St. Joe, Viriginia Furmage 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,
officiating.
Rush funeral Home in Pineville, LA and Comforter
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe, FL were in charge of the
funeral.



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 NHwy71
Wewahitchka, FL
.Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CDT)


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ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


F. First Bap tist Cflurch
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 am
Wor hip Service ................ 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disci le Training ...................... 6:00 pm
Eveni g Worship ......... ............ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 6:00 pm
Mon-Fi: Devotion on 105.5 FM .........7:49 am ET


The Port St. Joe Garden
Club has collected the best
recipes from group mem-
bers, family, and friends
and compiled them into an
attractive keepsake cook-
book.
They will begin selling
their one-of-a-kind cook-
books on Thursday, October
18th for $8.00. They may be
purchased from any mem-
ber of the organization or at
the Port St. Joe Garden Club
located at 216 8th Street,
this Thursday, October 18th


between the hours of 4:30
till 6:00 p.m. EST.
All proceeds will go to
help defray costs of garden-
ing and floral education for
the community and local
school children.
The cookbook con-
tains many well-loved reci-
pes used by the Port St.
Joe Garden Club members.
For more information con-
tact Jean Fortner 227-1378
or Charmaine Earley 229-
8561. Gift certificates are
available.


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 con-
stituents with a variety of
issues relating to various
federal agencies. It is impor-


tant 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


inspiration point



Awesome God

I had twenty things to do, with enough time to accom-
plish ten. I was feeling the weight.
As I jumped into my car, the words from the cassette
player put my mind into an instant gear shift. "We're not as
strong as we think we are," the lyrics proclaimed.
I'm not.
The cassette was Rich Mullins, one of my favorite musi-
cians. Oddly, I didn't even know I owned a copy. Strange. I
still haven't figured out how it got there.
Did God have just the right song playing for just the
right moment in my life? Can you let me believe this wasn't
a coincidence?
We're not as strong as we think we are ...
The greatest songsmith of the Bible, David, often sang
of his weakness. And as an antidote, he penned these lyrics:
"But I will sing about Your (God's) strength; every morning I
will sing aloud of Your constant love. You have been a refuge
for me, a shelter in my time of trouble. I will praise you, my
defender. My refuge is God, the God who loves me."
Hit parade! That's God. Start praising Him; the weight
will dissipate.
I know. It happened that morning.
That cassette spun out five songs, quit playing and
never worked again. It didn't matter. I was singing and smil-
ing. My focus was on God's strength.
And my favorite Mullin's song played in my head just
fine: "Our God is an awesome God. He reigns from heaven
above with wisdom, power and love. Our God is an awe-
some God."
I can't remember how many times I've cried while sing-
ing that song. That's right. I'm not as strong as I think I am,
but God is stronger than we think He is.


-Rick Leland
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Dakota Ake Reaching for the Next Level
WHS Sophomore Dakota Ake has nearly completed all the requirements to reach the
level of BSA Eagle Scout; an accomplishment of which to be very proud. This young man
recently visited Wewahitchka Elementary School for the purpose of teaching students proper
flag etiquette. Dakota worked with the students in Ms. Pam Sumner's fourth grade class to
learn how to raise, lower and fold the American Flag.


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COMFORTER FUNERAL
HOME
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


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


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


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


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A Call For Unction


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3iat God h/eft wr itif, until itot tho t yoh/.
9~ie it'ote many times, but ,9rdidn't heed.
tFarws doitrg ni/ thirty and didln'tsee the need.
,7/,ad been t/e,.fe le/o tei, lmitjust si/bed away,
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9i took two boys' dad away and a na s bant'from hIis ucf.
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At t the, end thereefare the ways ogPdeatAh.
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Deep calls unto the
deep! Over the past
few weeks, I have felt
the Lord calling to go deeper.
Deeper in what? Deeper in
desire, love, and hunger for
Him and the work that lies
before me. I must say that I
wonder sometimes how one
could press any harder or
dig any deeper than to say
unto God that I hold noth-
ing back. However, looking
at man and the weakness
of our frail flesh, it is easy
to understand that when we
have told God that nothing is
held back, the flesh strives to
continue hold to the inade-
quate and inconsistent things
of this world.
I wonder if you have ever
told the Lord that you hold
nothing back. That would
mean that you are willing
to give up all of your wants,
desires, plans and yes, even
your family. Not that we
would not love and keep
them. Nevertheless, that we
would not allow family to
influence us in our call to
reach the higher plans of
God and His work that we
must do. I guess what I am
asking you, are you willing to
be crucified? I am not speak-


ing of dieing on the cross
in place of Christ, because
no one could ever take His
place there. He is the only
redeemer! However, we are
told to mortify our members.
I must go to the cross with
him and place myself there
to die as well. Did not Christ
say to each of us "take up
your cross and follow me"
and "let him deny him-
self"? Easily spoken, but
hard to mean or follow. It
truly is a daily task to liter-
ally kill yourself and change
the human passions to a pas-
sion for Him, that is Christ
Jesus the only begotten of
the Father.
Many say that they can-
not live that kind of life
because it requires too
much. Nevertheless, I can
tell you from my own life that
self-denial is possible but
only through Christ Jesus.
He told us in Philippians
4:13, that we can do
all things through Him.
What is comes down to be is
just one thing. Will you truly
take up your cross and follow
Him? Will you give total alle-
giance to God and let nothing
waiver your following?
I hear many that say they


Attention Bikers
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 a.m., 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
8:36


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


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

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


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


The friendly place to worship!


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



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


Convocationly
Convocation or Treat"


New Covenant M.W.O.C.
will have Holy Convocation
beginning Monday Oct. 15
through Friday, Oct. 19.
Nightly Service Time
7:30 p.m. EST
Public is welcome to the
services. For further inform -
tion please call 229-8137.
.


Beach Baptist Chapel
will be holding its annual
Fall Festival on Wed. Oct 31st
from 6-8 pm ET. There will
be games, prizes, face paint-
ing, lots of candy and loads
of fun. This year's theme is
"Trunk or Treat" with prizes
for the best decorated trunk.
Bring the whole family for a
fun filled night.
Beach Bappst is located
at 311 Columbus Street, St.
Joe Beach. Phone 647-3950.


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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.................8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:
sig lanb Viet aptist nural
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a
Morning Worship 11:00
rPveiiq-;" aervii e


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Evening Servicev
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


i.m.
a.m.


:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


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


Long Avenue Baptist Church


Where Faith, Famril &


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

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

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Red Snapper Fish Fry
Saturday, November 10, 2007
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central)
At First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
Cost: FREE
Meet new friends and renew old acquaintances. Come
have lunch on us.
For more information, call 648-5776 and ask for Brother
Eddie.


Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AID in Jerusalemn


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 (hua
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Apol.chicl P-na. City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& :" Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford m Life Chunh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5133)

"Our Church can be your home"

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

Give unto the Lord the glory die 9i name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
PsaIm 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
A of Port St. Joe
l 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


are doing just that but their
life really does not line up
with the talk. It is somewhat
like saying you are a rocket
scientist but never building
one. You see, we must,
never allow anything to come
between Him and us. If so,
at any time that we do that,
we took God off the throne
of our heart and place our-
selves there to complete our
own wants. Moreover, friend,
God will never play second
fiddle in any band. Jesus'
words are plain, "if ye love
me keep my command-
ments".
I will close this week
with this. I ask each of you
to ask yourself this question.
How much do I love Christ
and how far am I willing to
go to please Him? If you
can answer yourself that, you
will truly come to the under-
standing of your walk with
Him.
God bless and have a
great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries
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Important Dates:
October 16, 2007
Football at Home vs. Wewa at
1:00 p.m.
October 19, 2007
Money due for Science Fair
Backboards
October 19, 2007 End
of 1st Nine Weeks
October 23, 2007
Football at Franklin County
'6:30 p.m.
October 24, 2007 Early
Release Day for students
October 25, 2007
Discipline that Works at
PSJES 6:00 p.m.
Purple and White Game

On October 16, 2007 at
1:00 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Middle School Sharks will
play the Wewahitchka Middle
School Gators. Students will
be dismissed from their 5th
period class and allowed to
attend this game if they have
a gold card or have bought
a ticket. The tickets will be
$1.00 and can be purchased
in the office. Concessions will
also be available for students
to purchase. GO SHARKS!

Discipline That Works!
An Introduction to 1-2-3
Magic
It's not easy being a par-
ent. You want kids who listen
and children you can enjoy.
You want to raise happy and
competent youngsters, but
you don't have a lot of free
time to read discipline and
parenting books. Join us
for 1-2-3 Magic and learn
how to handle misbehavior
in public, how to avoid the
talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit
Syndrome, how to manage
the six kinds of testing and
manipulation and you will
discover how your silence


can speak louder than your
words.
Date: October 25, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Port St. Joe
Middle School

Pinnacle
The new Pinnacle pass-
words have been released
and are available for pick-
up. Please call 227-3211 to
make an appointment with
Miss Butts to get your stu-
dent's Pinnacle password.
When you come to the school
to pick up your student's
Pinnacle password, please
make sure you bring a pic-
ture I.D. with you. The pin-
nacle passwords are new for
the 6th grade students and
also for any student whose
social security number was
previously their student I.D.
number. If your student is a
7th or 8"' grader and your old
Pinnacle username and pass-
word is not working, please
call Miss Butts at 227-3211.
For those of you who are
not familiar with Pinnacle,
it is an online grade book
that can be accessed through
the Gulf County Schools
website, www.gulf.kl2.fl.us.
This online grade book
makes it easy for parents to
keep track of their student's
grades without having to con-
tact teachers or wait for prog-
ress reports to come home. I
encourage all parents to pick
up their student's Pinnacle
passwords. If you do not
have a computer at home,
you can use the computers in
the Opportunity Center at the
high school or the computers
in the public library to access
the Pinnacle website.
Parent-Volunteers
If you are interested in


becoming a parent volunteer
at Port St. Joe Middle School,
please contact Miss Butts at
227-3211 or abutts)gulf.
kl2.fl.us to find out more
about the opportunities avail-
able for volunteers. You can
help make a difference in the
life of a student here at Port
St. Joe Middle School by
donating your time.

Game Plan
Today teens are faced
with incredible pressures
to become sexually active.
Being aware of these chal-
lenges and pressures as well
as the resulting physical,
emotional, mental, and social
consequences of such activi-
ty, Port St. Joe Middle School
has chosen to implement
the Game Plan Abstinence
Program as part of our health
education curriculum. This
curriculum uses a positive
approach to help students
consider their future goals
and dreams and to recognize
the benefits of sexual absti-
nence until marriage. The
eight session program helps
teens to formulate a game
plan for their future and help
them decide for themselves
that abstinence is the healthi-
est choice.
Teachers in our school
have received special train-
ing in the Game Plan cur-
riculum and are committed
to helping each student learn
to resist negative pressures
from media and peers, and
to make healthy decisions for
their future. Students will
receive their very own copy
of the Game Plan workbook
to use and to keep for future
reference. The program also
makes a specific effort to
involve parent interaction
and support. Our school is
dedicated to academic excel-
lence and helping you to help
your child succeed.
Beginning on October 12,
2007, the 7th grade students
in Career Exploration this


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semester will be given the
opportunity to participate in
this program. A parent con-
sent form will be sent on with
the students on Wednesday,
October 10, 2007 and will
need to be returned to their
Career Exploration Teacher
no later than Friday, October
12, 2007 in order to partici-
pate in the first session. This
program will last for eight
weeks and be taught every
Friday. Next semester, the
7"' grade students who are
currently in PE. and the 8th
grade students will be given
the opportunity to participate
in this program.
If you have any ques-
tions or concerns about this
program please contact Miss
Butts at 227-3211. Also,
Project Reality, the company
that produces Game Plan has
also published a parenting
magazine that has some very
useful information for par-
ents of teens. If you would
like a copy of the magazine
please come to the middle
school office and ask for a
copy. The magazine is titled,
The Empowered Parent.


Homecoming week start-
ed off with tons of spirit!
The juniors won the dress
up contests for the week
and the seniors won the
float competition with the
freshmen coming in second.
Mrs. Hunter's class won the
door decorating contest and
Ms. Chapman's class came
in second. Congratulations
to Nikita Miller and Ryan
Myers, our new homecoming
queen and king.
The Gator football team
won their homecoming game
against Franklin County
(28-0). Ryan "The Duce"
Myers rushed for 170 yards
and Cody Wade was 10-13.


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The Duce wanted to give a
shout out to the cheerlead-
ing squad for their support
during the game. The Gators
will face off against the West
Gadsden Panthers on Friday
at 7:00 pm. Come out and
support your Gators!
The Lady Gator Volleyball
Team defeated Cottondale
Monday but lost to Marianna.
We are proud of our Lady
Gatorsl
The Gators hosted
a cross country meet on
Tuesday. Billy Naylor came in
first with a time of 18:53 and
Geoffrey Manor came in 3rd
with a time of 21:10. Way to
go boys!!
School pictures for mid-
dle school and .high school
will be made on Oct. 30.
The 06-07 yearbooks are
in and may be picked up
in the Media Center at the
high school. We have extra
copies available for sale.
They are $40.00.Work has
already begun on the 07-08
Yearbook. We have set up a
special website where com-
munity members can upload
pictures. These pictures will
be considered for use in the
Yearbook. Special note to all
seniors and senior parents;
baby pictures and pictures
for senior ads can also be
uploaded to this site. The
website is https://images.
jostens.com/ The user id
is 1148398 and the pass-
word is gators. Seniors who
have not had their senior
portraits made yet need to
contact RoMo photo to set
up an appointment. If you
want your senior portrait to
appear in the Yearbook you
must have your photo taken
through RoMo. Photos will
be available for preview and
order from the RoMo Photo
Website. Packages are rea-
sonable and the quality so far
has been great.
Parents of Seniors: If
you would like to purchase a
senior ad please call Ms. Cox
at 639-5729.
Community Members
and Business owners can
support our school and year-
book through the purchase
of a yearbook ad. If you
would like to purchase and
ad please contact Ms. Cox.
And that's the news from
the Swamp, as reported by
Shrek


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 par-
ticipate in the parade please
contact Wayne Taylor at the
high school NJROTC office
at 229-6177 or by e-mail
at wtaylor @gulf.kl2.fl.us.
No political entries please.
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It was a normal day out-
side on October 9th when
suddenly was heard "Knock,
Knock" on room five's door.
To our surprise, Mrs. Lisa
Stripling's First Grade class
at Wewahitchka Elementary
was eagerly awaiting a trip
to the nature trail. Each fifth
grade student was assigned a
first grader to teach all about
what we have been learning
in science class, and this
was going to be our assess-
ment of chapter 4 and 5. At
first my class was nervous


about teaching, but when our
partners showed so much
excitement, all of our nerves
calmed. Our teaching assign-
ment was to share what we
had been learning about dur-
ing last two weeks.
Each first grader was
allowed to look under a log
and learn about decompo-
sition, community, habitat,
population, ecosystem, and a
niche. We finished our teach-
ing assignment with shar-
ing a story about an animal
to the first grade partner. It
was a beautiful day and the
1st graders had a wonderful
time.


By Addie Little

Floats, queens, games,
and dress-up. This onlymeans
one thing. Homecoming is
finally here!! This week is
promised to be fun-filled but
not news free. Lets get to it.
Attendance Policy:
During the 2005-2006
school year, student absences
reached a new high. Because
of this, the School Board has
adopted a new Attendance
Policy. Once the student has
returned from a "day off" he/
she will have 3 days to turn in
a note requesting the absence
excused. If the student fails
to do so it will result in an
unexcused absence. After -the
fourth unexcused absence
the student will not receive
a grade higher than a 59.
For more information contact
your child's principal or visit
the district website at www.
gulf.kl2.fl.us.
Junior News:
All Juniors who have not
payed their $20 class dues
must give them to Jessie
Faircloth as soon as possible.
Also, Concession stand vol-


NJROTC CadetNews


It is indeed a fresh start
for Port St. Joe High School's
NJROTC. We have twelve new
freshman cadets on deck and
,thirty eight total cadets in our
unit this year.
Eight weeks into the
year and we have already
,had carwashes along with
an awesome 50/50 crew at
-football games to kick off our
fundraising. A few weeks ago
we had a pizza party dur-
ing lunch to start the new
year and introduce the whole
company to each other. We
have participated in several
community service activi-
ties including Paws in the
Park and planting flowers at
the Buffer Preserve this past
weekend. Many cadets have
been showing up at our daily
morning drill practices so we
can get ready for the upcom-
ing parades and competition.
In class we are teaching basic
drill to our new cadets and


learning about NJROTC rules
and how they are adapted
from the Constitution.
Congratulations are in
order to our company com-
mander, Molly Matty, who was
awarded the Legion of Valor
Bronze Cross on 9 October.
This is a very prestigious
award earned by only two
outstanding JROTC cadets
in the Florida area and 50
nationwide from all services.
We are all very proud of her
and thank her for all of her
hard work and dedication to
Port St. Joe's NJROTC.
Coming up we have many
exciting events. We are plan-
ning a spectacular exhibition
show for the Homecoming
Parade, the Veterans Day cer-
emony, and the Apalachicola
Seafood Festival. We are also
conducting a sword honor
detail for the Homecoming
Football Game. On 25 October
we will travel to Albany, GA,


for the Marine Corps Silent
Drill performance as well the
Commandants Own Drum
and Bugle Corps presenta-
tion; this should be an excit-
ing show for our new cadets.
Many of our cadets are
signing up for middle school
mentoring and beginning on
11 October, Toya Mork, our
Physical Training Leader,
is starting after school
Physical Training (PT) for the
cadets who want to take the
Personal Fitness Test (PFT)
in December.
To end the first of many
upcoming articles, we have
set a date for our annual
Military Ball. This year it will
be held January 12, 2008,
at Tyndall Air. Force Base
Officers Club. We hope to
have a great year, and cadets
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unteers for the football games
are still needed. Contact Mrs.
Karen Taylor at 229-8251 if
you are interested. Monday,
October 15th through the
26th the Junior class will be
selling candy, baked goods,
jewelry, and gifts from a four
catalog set. Help support the
junior class. All proceeds will
go towards prom.
Senior News:
Attention all seniors
interested in going on the
senior trip in April, your
second payment of $50 was
due Monday October 15th.
See Mrs. Alcorn about your
trip payments and for more
information. Also remember
to pay $15 to Mrs. Barbee
if you would like to order a
"Senior" shirt. There are now
five scholarships available in
the Guidance office. See Mrs.
Newsome or Mrs. Bernal for
any further help.
All Classes:
2006-2007 yearbooks
are still on sale for $50. Get
them while they last. Also,
order your 2007-2008 year-
book by October 31st in
order to take advantage of
a discounted price. After the
31st the price will increase.
Contact Mrs. Norton for any
information (enorton(igulf.
kl2.fl.us).
Sports:
The Girl's and Boy's golf
team competed in a golf dis-
trict at Wild Wood Country
Club in Wakulla on Tuesday.
Last week Heather Strange
finished 3rd in a tournament
at Nature Walk Country Club
in Panama City. Way to Go
golfers!
The Girl's Volleyball team
was victorious over Franklin
County and Bozeman this
past week. Good going girls!
The team is also preparing


for Districts in Wewa on the
23rd of October. The exact
times are not yet set but
they will be playing between
five o'clock and seven o'clock
eastern time. Please come out
and support our Volleyball
team!
On Friday, October the
12, the varsity football team
found themselves trium-
phant over Liberty County
with a score of 21-6. After
playing the Tiger Sharks, the
Bulldogs are undefeated no
more. Way to go Sharks! This
Friday, is our Homecoming
game. We will be hosting
Franklin County at 7:30pm.
Come out as we cheer on our
Sharks and find out who will
be the 07-08 Homecoming
Queen.
Clubs:
On October 4th, dur-
ing halftime at a Jr. varsity
football game, the Keyettes
officially initiated 15 girls
into their club. Each new-
comer had to dress as a
specific character chosen
by the old members. Just
to name a few; Mr. Clean,
the Little Mermaid, and the
Adams Family were among
the many -fun characters.
"They were a sight" reported
Kathryn Arnold, the Keyette
President. All the girls did
a fabulous job portraying
their specific characters. As
Brennis Bush claims, "The
little Mermaid was the per-
fect character for me, since I
couldn't walk because of my
knee. We had lots of fun mak-
ing great memories." This is
a great group of girls ready to
get involved with the commu-
nity. Congrats to all the new


Keyettes. And a thank you to
Kathryn Arnold for this inter-
esting report.
Homecoming:
As you walk down the
halls of Port St. Joe High
School, excitement tends to
fill the air. Why is this you
may ask? Homecoming. The
week we get to participate in
fun activities and dress up. I
spoke with Ashley Erickson,
the Student Government
Historian, about what was in
store. "I know they will turn
the gym into a huge game
board and will have a fash-
ion show on Tacky Day. All
week the SGA will have dif-
ferent games to get students
involved." When asked what
she thought of the outcome
she responded with, "I think
the students will really enjoy
it and will have a lot more
fun than usual."
Busy is only one word to
describe this week. There is
much to get done in so little
time. I hope everyone will
get involved and help work
on projects such as, class
floats and door decorating.
Homecoming is always a fun
experience and a great way to
apply yourself. I can't believe
this is my last year. Time
stands still for no one, and to
all the underclassmen, enjoy
high school while you can.
I would now like to leave
you with a amazing quote
by Harvey MacKay: "Time is
free, but it's priceless. You
can't own it, but you can use
it. You can't keep it, but you
can spend it. Once you've lost
it you can never get it back."
Seniors! Lets make this the
best year possible.


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Fr. ilinl:; news for Faith
Christian School! Plans for
o1ur 1'i lil Garden are
undekrwy. We have met with
Mr, Roy Lee Carter, the County
Extension Director, and
preliminary steps are being
made to establish a Butterfly
Garden around the flagpole
at the front of the school.
This fall, we will begin by
amending the coil and work-
ing on the structural part
of the garden, Planting will
i Lin i:l the Spring when the
w'.alher is ready. The 1st and
2nd graders will be in charge
of this project. This has been
a dream for these grades for
a number of years, so our
thanks to Mrs. Lolly Hester
for initiating this project
and doing the footwork and
research required to make it
a reality. There will be more
information in this article as
this project proceeds.
We have a celebrity in
our school! Ava Ryan in K-3
was recently on the radio.
She recited the Pledge of
Allegiance on Sunny 98.5 FM
and did an outstanding job!
Way to go, Aval
Fall pictures came in last
week. What beautiful girls
and handsome boys we have.
The pictures tell it all. For
those who were absent when
pictures were taken, for those
who wish retakes, and for
seniors, the picture lady will
be back on October 22. So get
spiffy, put on your best smile,
and make the picture lady
look good.
Friday, October 12, Faith
Christian had a health fair.
The ladies from the health
department checked our stu-
dents, giving various tests
or checks which may have
included height and weight,
vision, hearing, teeth, and
blood pressure, among other
things.
The 5h through 12th
grades attended a chapel
program later Friday morn-


ing. Miss Becky Belin spoke
on her summer mission trip
with other college students
to Brazil. The trip was under
the direction of Campus
Outreach. After Miss Becky
shared some of her experi-
ences, the children asked her
some pertinent questions. We
all should been encouraged
to share the gospel, if not at
the ends of the earth, at least
in our own family, neighbor-
hood, and community.
Last Monday and
Tuesday, three of our teach-
ers attended the Pensacola
Christian Academy Teacher's
Workshop. Mazie Stone sat
fin for office management/
secretary, Jeannie Davis for
3" grade, and Mary Anttila
for secondary science. Miss
Jeannie said that she was
grateful for the opportunity to
attend. Coming from a small
school, she appreciated being
able to receive input from
their teachers of the same
grade. The session on the
Bible was a special blessing.
The Winning Women of
Florida Conference will be
held this weekend at St.
Simon's Island, Georgia.
Among those attending will
be Jackie Quarles, Mary
Anttila, Mazie Stone, and
Mabel Hodges.
The end of their first
grading period is coming up
October 29. All right, stu-
dents, it is never too late to
buckle down and make those
grades top notch. We all want
to do extra well for this first
term-to start the year off
right. Right? Study hard. As
the apostle Paul advised his
student, Timothy, "Study to
show yourself approved!"
Next week, the high school
students will be going to The
Wilds, a unique Christian
camp in North Carolina. This
is always a highly anticipat-
ed experience. We will learn
more about this the following
week.


Thank you to all the par-
ents for your many respons-
es to this article in The Star.
Those responses let us know
that you are very interested
in your elementary school.
The week of October
22nd-26th has been desig-
nated as Red Ribbon Week,
which focuses on educating
student about healthy choic-
es, 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 dur-
ing the week. Monday-'Uoin
Our Drug Free"(wear PSJE
t-shirts), Tuesday-"Sock It To
Drug Free"(wear your weird-
est 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 mem-
bers 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.
The new Pinnacle pass-
words have been released
and are available for pick-
up. Please call 227-1221 to
make an appointment with
Mrs. Smallwood to get your
student's Pinnacle password.
When you come to the school
to pick up your student's
Pinnacle password, please
make sure you bring a pic-
ture I.D. with you.

Please mark your cal-
endar for our Poetry Alive!
Performance at Port St.
Joe Elementary, Monday,


November 5th. We would
love to have as many parents
there as we can.
9:30-10:15 3-5
Performance
12:45-1:30 K-2
Performance
Performances funded by
The Gulf County Education
Foundation
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 there!!!!!!!!!
Odyssey of the Mind try-
outs were held September
20, 2007. The new team is:
Janel Kerigan
Hayden Palmer
Haley Wood
Dave Warriner
Cole Cryderman
Morgan Gant
Lilly Mizner

Congratulations to all
who participated.
Regional tournament will
be March 1, 2008 at Okaloosa
Walton College
State Tournament will
be April 5, 2008 at the
University of Central Florida
in Orlando

Important Dates to
Remember:

October 16th-FCAT
Parent Night for 3rd Grade
October 19th-Homecom-
ing and End of first grading
period
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
Play
October 30th-Report
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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
Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou, Highway 71 North of
White City, Highway 22 and
Highway 22A, Highway 71
and Westarm Creek, Highway
71 Dalkieth Area and Highway
71 near the Calhoun County
Line.
On 10/05 deputies went
to Wakulla County and picked
up Jeffery Lama Dixon, 30,
was arrested on a warrant
for failure to pay child sup-
port.
On 10/05 Samuel Jerome
Bryant, 44, was arrested in


Bay County failure to appear
for DWLSR.
On 10/05 deputies were
dispatched to customer caus-
ing problems at a local con-
venience store. When they
arrived they found the cus-
tomer gone but were given
a description of the vehicle.
The vehicle was located in
Port St Joe and stopped
the driver Michael William
Johnson, 38, was arrested
for DUI.
On 10/05 a vehicle driv-
en by Kevin Wayne Mclemore,
46, was operating a vehicle
that was stopped for speed-
ing, the deputy found that his
license was suspended and
he was arrested for DWLSR.
On 10/06 Von Terell
Holmes, 41, was arrested for
failure to pay child support.
On 10/06 a vehicle driven
by Munos Fransico Gonzales,


30, was stopped for a traffic
violation, it was found that
he did not have a drivers
license, he was arrested for
operating a vehicle without a
license.
On 10/06 Ronald Paul
Wilkerson, 46, was operating
a vehicle that was stopped
for a traffic violation. The
deputy determined that he
was operating a vehicle while
intoxicated, he was arrested
for DUI.
On 10/07 deputies
responded to a traffic crash
on road 20 near White City.
They determined that Bradley
Allen Blackmon, 22, was
operating one of the vehicles
and he was intoxicated, he
was arrested for DUI.
On 10/09 deputies
attempted to stop a car with
an inoperable brake light,
the driver Bradley Thomas


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP

AMENDMENT LAND USE CHANGE

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

ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING PORTIONS OF PARCEL ID #-03072-001 R, 19.3 ACRES OF
A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 19
OF TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-3); AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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.


Lowery, 52, refused to stop.
After a short chase he was
arrested for fleeing and
attempting to elude and
DWLSR.
On 10/10 deputies
responded to a domestic dis-
turbance, upon arrival they
determined that Preston Ray
Ported, 39, had committed
a domestic battery, he was
arrested. The next day he was
given a conditional release
and told to have no contact
with the victim by the judge.
Mr. Porter called the victim
by phone and was arrested
again for violation of pretrial
release.


On 10/06 a 25 hp
boat motor was report-
ed in the Wewahitchka
area, Investigators were
able to develop a suspect
John Steven Griffen, 29.
Investigators located Griffen
and interviewed him; during
the interview Griffen admit-
ted to stealing and selling the
boat motor. John Griffen was
arrested and charged with
grand theft and dealing in
stolen property.

During the week of
10/0410/11 Gulf County
Dispatchers handled 406
calls including 32 calls for


Emergency Medical Services
and one grass fire. Gulf
County Deputies handled
354 calls including serving
81 civil papers, making 50
traffic stops in which 20 cita-
tions and 30 warning were
issued. They answered 34
calls from citizens with con-
cerns or questions answered
six calls of alleged child
abuse, 11 disturbances', nine
thefts, four alarms and 159
miscellaneous calls.


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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST. JOE CITY

COMMISSION MEETING FOR APPROVAL

OF MYERS PARK PLANNED UNIT

DEVELOPMENT


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:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, RELATING TO
AND AMENDING THE ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION CODE AND ZONING MAP;
DESIGNATING AND ESTABLISHING THE MYERS PARK PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT; ADOPTING CERTAIN REGULATORY
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MYERS PARK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
ZONING DISTRICT TO SUPERSEDE REQUIREMENTS IN THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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. 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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addresses of the personal distance of 30.33 feet to a
Bids will be received until representative and the point on the Easterly right
4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday, personal representative's of way line of an existing
October 26, 2007, at the attorney are set forth be- road having a 66 foot
ANNOUNCEMENTS Gulf County Clerk's Office, low. wide right of way; thence
Gulf County Courthouse, go North 09 degrees 38
1100 Legal Advertising 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. ALL INTERESTED PER- minutes 52 seconds West
1110- Classified Notices Blvd., Room 148, Port St. SONS ARE NOTIFIED along said Easterly right
1120 Public Notices/ Joe, Florida 32456. Bids o ay line sce
Announcements will be opened at this THAT: of way line for a distance
1130 -Adoptions se loc on Mont of 722.52 feet to a point of
1140 Happy Aas day, October 29, 2007, at All creditors of the dece- curvature of a curve con-
1150- Personals 10:00 a.m., E.T. dent and other persons cave Easterly; thence go
1170 Found having claims or demands Northerly along said right
The Board of County against decedent's estate of way line along the arc
Commissioners reserves on whom a copy of this of a curve to the right hav-
the right to waive infor- notice is served within ing a radius of 1108.72
S 110 malities in any bid, to ac- three (3) months after the feet through a central an-
cept and/or reject any or date of the first publica- gle of 16 degrees 10 min-
AMERICUS AVENUE all bids, and to accept the ttion of this notice must file utes 00 seconds for an
DITCH bid that in the best i nt their claims with this Court arc length of 312.84 feet
NOTSICETO B EIVE o n est interest WITHIN THE LATER OF (Chord bearing North 01
BID #0708-02 THREE (3) MONTHS AF- degrees 33 minutes 52
If you have any questions, TER THE DATE OF THE seconds West for a dis-
The Gulf County Board of please call Bill Kennedy at FIRST PUBLICATION OF tance of 311.80 feet) for
County Commissioners (850) 227-7200. THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY the POINT OF BEGINN-
will receive sealed bids (30) DAYS AFTER THE ING. From said Point of
from any qualified person, BILL WILLIAMS DATE OF SERVICE OF A Beginning continue North-
company or corporation CHAIRMAN COPY OF THIS NOTICE erly along said right of
interested in constructing: Publish October 18 & 25, ON THEM. way line along the arc of a
Publish October 18 & 25, curve to the right having a
AMERICUS AVENUE 2007 All other creditors of the radius of 1108.72 feet
DITCH FITTINGS decedent and persons through a central angle of

Specifications can be ob- IN THE CIRCUIT having claims or demands 22 degrees 17 minutes 10
taied at Preble-Rish, Inc., COURT FOR GULF against the decedent's es- seconds for an arclength
324 Marina Drive, Port St. COUNTY, FLORIDA tate must file their claims of 432.25 feet (Chord
Joe, Florida 32456, (850) with this Court WITHIN bearing North 17 degrees
227-7200. The bid must PROBATE DIVISION THREE (3) MONTHS AF- 39 minutes 32 seconds
conform to Section File Number 07-76PR TER THE DATE OF THE East for a distance of
287.133(3) Florida Stat- FIRST PUBLICATION OF 428.54 feet) thence de-
utes, on public entity IN RE: ESTATE OF THIS NOTICE. parting said right of way
crimes. CHARLES HUFF line go South 68 degrees
Thisprojectconsistsofin-WRIGHT, II ALL CLAIMS AND DE- 50 minutes 08 seconds
stalling ADS Fittings in Deceased. MANDS NOT SO FILED East for a distance of
Americus Ditch as de- cWILL BE FOREVER 365.17 feet; thence go
scribed in Specifications. NOTICE TO CREDITORS BARRED. North 24 degrees 40 min-
utes 19 seconds West for
Completion date for these The administration of the The date of first publica- a distance of 264.38 feet;
projects will be 30 days estate of CHARLES HUFF tion of this Notice is Octo- thence go South 00 de-
from the date of the No- WRIGHT, II deceased, File ber 17, agrees 38 minutes 58 sec-
tice to Proceed presented Number 07-76PR, is 2007. ends west for a distance
to the successful bidder. pending in the Circuit of 523.17 feet; thence go
Pleasesubmitfour (4) Court for Gulf County, Attorney for Personal North 89 degrees 21 min-
coPles of your id and in- orida, Probate Division Representative: utes 51 seconds West for

dictate on the envelope the address of which is Charles A. Costin a distance of 575.00 feet
YOUR COMPANY NAME, Gulf County Courthouse, Post Office Box 98 to the Point of Beginning.
that this is a SEALED 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Said parcel of land lying
BID, and include the BID Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida Telephone: (850) and being in Section 10,
NUMBER. 32456. The names and 227-1159 Township 4 South, Range
Florida Bar No. 699070 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida, and having an
Personal Representative: area of 4.43 acres, more
3 Charles Huff Wright, IV or less.
7595 CR C30
Port St. Joe, FI. 32456 DESCRIPTION:
Commence at the North-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT east Corner of Section 10,
IN AND FOR GULF Township 4 South, Range
COUNTY, FLORIDA West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, thence go South 00
CIVIL DIVISION degrees 00 minutes 33
SCASE NO.: 06-0403-CA seconds East along the
ENO.: 06-040 A East boundary line of said

D&D's MOBILE AUTO !! A Wheel i DAVID L. TAUNTON, ABI- Section 10 for a distance
REPAIR Of GAILJ. TAUNTON, C. MI- of 1970.65 feet for the
ASE certified irs Of Beauty CHAEL LISTER, JUDITH POINT OF BEGINNING.
ASE certified, repairs Beautiful girls from all M. LISTER, CHARLES R. From said Point of Begin-
roadside, towing available, over the world. Not CLECKLEY AND BETTY ning continue South 00
Wewa beaches and like the rest we offer R.CLECKLEY degrees 00 minutes 33
Cape. the best. seconds East along the
Call Dan at 227-8225 11850-763-6040!! Plaintiffs, East boundary line of said
Pvs. Section 10 for a distance
JOHN BERNAL and MAR- of 320.95 feet; thence de-
SSHA BERNAL, and parting the East boundary
UNITED STATE OF line of said Section 10 go
Golden Rule PET SITT- AMERICA, DEPARTMENT North 89 degrees 21 min-
ING SERVICE. Perfect al- OF THE TREASURY, IN- utes 51 seconds West for
l ternative to kenneling your TERNAL REVENUE a distance of 826.82 feet;
4 legged kids. Referred by SERVICE, thence go North 09 de-
local vet. Reliable pet grees 37 minutes 45 sec-
Residential/Commercial sitter/pet owner. Does Defendants. onds West for a distance
cleaning. Reasonable home visits while you are of 235.15 feet; thence go
rates. Call 653-5619 or away. In business 7 years. North 02 degrees 53 min-
323-0340. Call Dan 227-8225 utes 55 seconds West for
utes 55 seconds West for
S NOTICE OF SALE a distance of 373.07 feet;
thence go North 00 de-
Notice is given agrees 38 minutes 58 sec-
ihar pursuant to a Final onds East for a distance
JudlJment entered by the of 306.93 feet thence go
Sbo.e-entitled Court in North 50 degrees 45 min-
Ine above cause, in which utes 09 seconds East for
DAViD L. TAUNTON, ABI- a distance of 154.66 feet;
C.'IL J. TAUNTON, C MI- thence go South 39 de-
I-CH4EL LISTER, JUDITH grees 14 minutes 51 sec-
M ILSTER, CHARLES R. onds East for a distance
,?LECKLEY AND BETTY of 36.33 feet; thence go
P LECKLEY is the Plain- South 38 degrees 47 min-
ID rMand JOHN BERNAL utes 30 seconds East for
nao MARSHA BERNAL a distance 305.91 feet;
a. UNITED STATE OF thence go South 47 de-
o," .ERICA, DEPARTMENT grees 56 minutes 27 sec-
,l OF THE TREASURY, IN- bonds East for a distance
TERNAL REVENUE of 21.39 feet; thence go
SEP .ICE are the Defend- North 60 degrees 09 min-
anl' I will on the 25 day utes 38 seconds East for
rvc, O tober, 2007, at 11:00 a distance of 18 .61 feet
a rr, in the lobby of the to the Southwestrly eight
Gull County Court House, of way boundary line of
I 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Creekview Drive having a
L--BIt,.: Port St. Joe, Florida 66 foot wideig of way);
246, offer for sale to the thence go So th 29 de-
-r.griest bidder for cash, grees 50 minutes 24 sec-
In' following described bonds East alorJg said right
r property in Gulf County, of way boundary line for a
Floia, set forth in such distance of 25.00 feet;
Flnal Judgment, to wit: thence depa ing said
,'' 'right of way boundary line
,ESCRIPTION: go South 60 agrees 09
S e at the North- minutes 38 sec nds West

-:,-i e Corner of the North- for a distance bf 193.78
j n-. r e Quarterof the South- feet; thence go south 47
et n Quarter of Section 10 degrees 56 minutes 27
osso Tlfwrfship 4 South, Range seconds East for a dis-
p 1i ;, WVest, Gulf County, tance of 369.62 feet;
aSrh Floaca; thence go North thence go North 29 de-
8 o, degreess 21 minutes 51 grees 26 minutes 42 sec-
-e.: onds West along the onds East for a distance
e .- F:,rir, boundary line of of 214.21 feet to the
I1 i.,l Northwest Quarter of Southerly right of way
~J 3 .,Souiheast Quarter for a boundary line of

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WITNESS my hand and
official seal of the above
Court, this 27th day of
September, 2007.

REBECCA NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish October 11 & 18,
2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CASE NO: 2007-220-CA

US BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR BEAR
STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES
2005-AC3,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JOHN W. SAMMONS, Ill,
ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERV-
ICE

TO: JOHN W. SAMMONS
III; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOHN W. SAMMONS,
Ill
whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, and all parties claim-
ing an interest by,
through, under or against
the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have
any right, title or interest
in the property described
in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4,
THE DUNES CLUB OF
CAPE SAN BLAS, A CON-
DOMINIUM, ACCORDING
TO THE DECLARATION
RECORDED IN BOOK
303, PAGE 283, OF THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S.
University Drive #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or
before November 12,
2007, (no later than 30
days from the date of the
first publication of this no-
tice of action ) and file the
original with the clerk of
this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint
or petition filed herein.
Witness my hand
and the seal of this Court
at GULF County, Florida,
this 11th day of October,
2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

Publish October 18 & 25,
2007

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

CASE NO.: 07-71PR


ALL INTEREST-
E ', D
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INVITATION TO BID

The Gulf County School
Board will receive sealed
bids on replacement of
the stage curtain and val-
ance at Wewahitchka
High School. Bid specifi-
cations are on file at
Wewahitchka High
School, One Gator Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL. 32465,
(850) 639-2228. The
Board reserves the right
to accept the low/best bid
or reject all bids. Closing
date for all bids, October
23, 2007 at 12:00 NOON.


IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special ac-
commodations to partici-
pate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City
of Port St. Joe, at City
Hall, Telephone No.
850/229-8261.

Publish October 18, 2007


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
SEASIDE VILLAGE
COMMUNITY DEVELOP-
MENT DISTRICT

The regular meetings of
the Board of Supervisors
of the Seaside Village
Community Development
District for Fiscal Year
2008 are scheduled to be
held at 2:00 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of each
month (unless otherwise
indicated) at the
Carrabelle Senior Cen-
ter, 201 Avenue F,
Carrabelle, Florida
32322, on the following
dates:

November 13, 2007
December 11, 2007
January 8, 2008
February 12, 2008
March 11, 2008
April 8, 2008
May 13, 2008
June 10, 2008
July 8, 2008
August 12, 2008
September 9, 2008

These meetings are open
to the public and will be
conducted in accordance
with the provisions of Flor-
ida Law for Community
Development Districts. A
copy of the agendas for
these meetings may be
obtained from the office of
the District Manager, at
least five (5) days in ad-
vance of the meeting, by
phoning (877) 276-0889.
These meetings may be
cancelled or continued to
a date, time and location
specified on the record at
the meeting.
In accordance with the
provisions of the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations or
an interpreter to partici-
pate at these meetings
should contact the District
Manager at (877)
276-0889, at least five (5)
days prior to the date of
the meetings.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter
considered at these Regu-
lar Board Meetings, such
person will need a record
of the proceedings and
such person may need to
ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings
is made at their own ex-
pense and which record
includes the testimony
and evidence on which
the appeal is based.

District Manager
Seaside Village Commu-
nity Development Dis-
trict


Publish October 11 & 18,
2007 Notice of Sale


NOTICE

The Variance Committee
will hold a meeting on
Thursday, October 25,
2007 at 5:00 p.m., in the
Commission Chamber at
City Hall to discuss the
following request for a
variance:


Notice is hereby given
that Bayou Storage, pur-
suant to FS83.806, will
dispose of or offer for sell
after 10/29/2007, the
miscellaneous items
belonging to the following
tenant: Samantha Evans/
unit#212. Unit contents
may be redeemed by
owner prior to 10/29/2007
for cash only.


Placementofan Publish October 18 & 25,
2007


NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that the
Seaside Village Commu-
nity Development District
(the "District") intends to
use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem
assessments to be levied
by the District, pursuant to
Section 197.3632, Florida
Statutes. The Board of
Supervisors of the District
will conduct a public hear-
ing on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m.
at the Carrabelle Senior
Center, 201 Avenue F,
Carrabelle, Florida
32322.
The purpose of
the public hearing is to
consider the adoption of a
resolution authorizing the
District to use the uniform
method of collecting
non-ad valorem assess-
ments to be levied by the
District on properties lo-
cated within the District's
boundaries, pursuant to
Section 197.3632, Florida
Statutes.
The District may
levy non-ad valorem as-
sessments for the
purposes) of construct-
ing, acquiring, making,
maintaining, operating,
and equipping infra-
structure improvements to
serve the District includ-
ing, but not limited to,
roadway improvements,
utility improvements and
other improvements and
any other lawful projects
or services of the District.
Interested parties
may appear at the public
hearing to be heard re-
garding the use of the uni-
form method of collecting
such non-ad valorem as-
sessments.
The public hear-
i- n g
may be continued to a
date, time, and place to
be specified on the record
at the hearing. If any per-
son decides to appeal any
decision made with re-
spect to any matter con-
sidered at this public
hearing, such person will
need a record of pro-
ceedings, and for such
purpose such person may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made at their
own expense and that
such record includes the
testimony and evidence
on which the appeal is
based.
One or more Su-
pervisors may participate
in the public hearing by
telephone. At the above
location there will be pres-
ent a speaker telephone
so that any interested
party can attend the pub-
lic hearing at the above
location and be fully in-
formed of the discussions
taking place either in per-
son or by speaker tele-
phone device.
Any person
r e q u i r -
ing a special accommo-
dation to participate in the
hearing because of disa-
bility shall contact the Dis-
trict Manager at (877)
276-0889, at least five (5)
business days in advance
to make appropriate ar-
rangements.


District Manager
Seaside Village Commu-
nity Development
District

Publish October 18, 25,
November 1, & 8, 2007


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the City Com-
mission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, at its
meeting on the 6th day of
November, 2007, at 6:00
RM., EDT, in the regular
Commission meeting
room at the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe,
Florida, will consider for fi-
nal adoption an Ordi-
nance with the following
title:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
AMENDING ORDINANCE
376 BY AMENDING THE


Attest: S/
Pendarvis
Clerk


Pauline


Publish October 18, 2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the City Com--
mission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, at its
meeting on the 6th day of
November, 2007, at 6:00
RM., EDT, in the regular
Commission meeting
room at the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe,
Florida, will consider for fi-
nal adoption an Ordi-
nance with the following
title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
REPEALING ORDINANCE
NO. 381, WHICH CRE-
ATED THE MEYERS
PARK PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT ZONING
DISTRICT, IN ITS EN-
TIRETY, AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

which was first read at the
regular meeting on Octo-
ber 16, 2007.
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Or-
dinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and
may be inspected by the
public during normal
working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA


BY: S/
Mayor-Commissioner

Attest: S/
Clerk

Publish: October 18, 2007

Request for Bids

The Board of City Com-
mission is requesting bids
for fire truck equipment.
Bid packages are availa-
ble at City Hall, 305 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Bids
will be opened at the reg-
ular commission meeting
on November 6th at 6:00
p.m. Bids will be ac-
cepted until 4:00 p.m. on
November 6th.

Bid shall be submitted in
a sealed envelop, plainly
marked with bidder's
name, address, date and
time of opening, and bid
number: BID NO. 07-19,
for "City of Port St. Joe
Fire Truck Equipment".

The City reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and all bids in whole or in
part, to waive informalities
in the process to obtain
new statements of bids, or
to postpone the opening
pursuant to the City's best
interest. Bids shall be
valid for a period of sixty
(60) days after opening.
The City of Port St. Joe is
an EOE.

Publish October 18 2007

2558 McKennon Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida
Abandoned 30 ft Sand-
piper trailer, made by Co-
bra.
Storage fees of $20 per
day have been levied be-
ginning 14, September
2007.
Claim of ownership to be
sent to James Cobble 613
25th Ave., Northport, AL
35476.
Publish October 4, 11, 18,
& 25 2007


SEASIDE VILLAGE
COMMUNITY DEVELOP-
MENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWN-
ERS MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the first Land-


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Franklin County's source of news for more than a century The Star *Thursday, October 18, 2007 0 11B

N. Port St. Joe
owners Meeting of the Other 2 br, 1 ba, screened
Seaside Village Commu- REWARD Other porch front & backreened
nity Development District Lost Dog. Black/Brown porch front & back
will be held at 1:00 p.m. Lost Dog. Black/Brown Craftsman Front Tine NurSery/Inside 2 br 2.5 ba Townhouse o- $425 mo., $300dep. Gulfaire, 5 br 3 ba, private
onTueda Otober 30 MiPin. (Looks like mini Tiller $125, 3 tier/lighted Sales BUS s nN NAL cated in Port St Joe. Howard Creek beach, pool, tennis. Best
2007, at the offices of Piniss DecaturCounty plant/growthstnd$125,d Motivated person w/in- $675mo+dep, Please l 2br, 1 b, located Valueinarea.$379,900.
Seaside Tte Services, from NW Calhoun Co Surplus wooden yard swing with terest in plants, able to 5100- Business 850-545-5814 $375 mo., $300 dep. 850-6472473
135 Hwy 98, Eastpoint since 8/27 Call (850) AUCTION trellis stand $175, table work with customers Opportunities 850-340-1630 850-64-24
Florida 32328. 74-4094eavemess AUCTION and 4 chairs $60, desk and retail sales. Salary 5110- Money to Lend 80 4 fr8m56amQ8 t413
674-4094 leave message 1201 Airport Rd. and chair $40, Simmons plus benefits. Apply in -" from 8am to 8pm
he primary purpose of ainri A Queen size mattress set person St. Joe Nursery PSJ, 200 Gautier Memo-
the Landowners Meeting Bainbridge, GA $60, band new sofa and & Supply 706 First St. Furnished or unfurnished ril Lg 4 b a hm2
is to elect five (5) Supervi- Auctioneer: recliner (color is Gun PSJ. 5100 Apt, in Pt. St. Joe 2 br, 2.5 ialDr, g br2.5 ahm, Mexico Beach, New
sors of the Seaside Vil- Thomas D. Mills Smoke Rust) $650, quilted ba LR, Kitchen, balcony, View, $150. 229535 Townhomes starting at
large Community Develop- Gal #3071 comforter set $60. Call $10K Cash in 10 large garage & front deck, 6603 or Cel 229-347-3691 $189,900, pool, short dis-
ment District. This auction will include 850-639-3269 Days! No Selling. No lots of parking in rear, 660ore 9-4 tance to bch. Pelican Walk
Over 50 Vehicles including Other Product. No Explaining. near dock & Downtown, Real Estate 850-647-2473
A copy of the Agenda for seized vehicles from the Not MLM. Simply Return Long term lease.lmmedi-
this meeting may be ob- Decatur County Sheriffs Secret Shopper Phone Calls. ate Occupancyl Call 850
Dep nt.1-888-248-1617. 229-6333
tainted by contacting the Department. Also Includ- Needed www.freeombyinvita- Several LONG TRM
ice by telephone at (877) Dump Trucks, Buses, Of- To evaluate local Stores, tion.com/riches Mexico Beach 2 br, 1.5 RENTALS Available Call
276-0889 at least five (5) PETS & ANIMAl fice Equipment, Comput- Restaurants & Theaters. ba beachside furn'd TH. FORGOTTEN COAST
days prior to the date of 2100 Pets ers, Printers, Typewriters, Flexible hours,
days i o the date of e s pewrites, 1-800-585-9024 ext 6708 ie Simply Returning Call 706-333 12/1/07. Beach 850 -648-1012
the meeting. 2110 Pets: Free to File Cabinets, Fax Ma- Trainng 670e bNell Simply Returning Call 706-333-0159 Beach 850-648-1012.
GoodHome chine, Washing Machines, -800585-9024 ext 6708 hone Calls. Not a Job. St Joe Beach, 2 br 1 ba,
If any person decides to 2120 Pet Supplies Wheelchair Ramps, EMP LQY EI Not MLM. No Selling. Call deck, carport, covered
appeal any decision made 2130 Farm Animals/ Speaker System & More! 1 .... t Now!! 1-888-551-6700 boat storage, $800m, st,
with respect to any matter Supplies Auction will be on: 4100 Help Wanted Sales last, sec 850-233-4636
respett4130 Employment last, sec. 850-233-4636
considered at this meet 2140- Pets/Livestock Oct. 20th, 10am Information Another Year? Same Old Summer House, Mexico
ing, such person will need Wanted Contact Tom Mills at: Secret Shoppers Job? $1000 Daily From Beach. New 2 br, 2 ba On the 16th green of the
a record of the proceed- 229-416-5627 with any W Earn up to $150 per day. Home Returning Phone condo. Partly furn'd. St Joseph's Bay Country
ing and such person may questions, or visit website: Undercover shoppers Calls. No SellingI Beautiful view of gulf. Club, panoramic view
need to insure that aver- southernmillsauction.com 4100 needed to judge retail and 1-727-514-5272. $1500mo. W/ dep. Thru Unfurnished 3 br, 1.5 ba from the screen porch.
batim record of the pro-rA & A h a o dining establishments. March 31st. No pets. house located just min- Across street from fly-in
ceeding is made at his or 2100 A & A has an opening for Exp not required call 850-227-5422 utes from downtown Pt.
her own expense and a Home Health Aide. A & Exp not required, call 850-227-5422 utes from downtown Pt. Acrort.rm yi
whih reor nes he A an an EOP and lAid. & (800)-491-5372 Realistically Earn More St. Joe. Great location Airport. This 3Br 2Ba
which record includes the A is an EOPandDFW. Lo- See Our Job Posting On money in the next year Villages of PSJ, 2 or 3 br, with large fenced in yard home has a state of the art
testimony and evidence Dogs & Cats call owned and oper- emeraldcoastjobseast.com than the last 5 years, com- Decorator's Furnished. with deck and front porch, hydraulic elevator, sprink-;
on which the appeal is IT ated. Apply in person at WeblD#33957963 bined. (800)771-0710 Perfect for Snowbirds or A must see for $850 a ler system, fireplace,
based. For Sale? 211 N Hwy 71 in www.solutiontowealth.co Corporate Rental. 2 br, month with one month se- vaulted ceilings in great
W 32 Wewahitchka or fax re- m. $1300 mo., 3 br, $1400 curity dep. Call room, and is wired for sur-
In accordance with the sume to 639-3337. Publishing/Printing mo. Deposit required. Call 850-229-2706 for details, round sound and DirecTv.
provisions of the Ameri- VENDING (229)-891-6583 or (229)- Also has ceramic top
cans with Disabilities Act, Sports Writer ROUTE 324-3109. stove ands ceramic top
any person requiring spe- S t eROUTE custove and solid mahoganyin
cial accommodations orS i Snacks/Soda, S custom cabinets in
.an interpreter to partici- LahrAmnThe Appeal-Democrat3br 1.5 ba kitchen. Recently reno-
panite aet tio patinci Leather Sectional Administrative/Support owned by Freedom Co- locations urnishedvated withceramictile,
Iuld contact the District Tan leather $250. Call munications, Inc. a 22,000 Avail nowProfessional I 8140 house w/garage located ar ad paint. to
Managertby telephone at 648-8225 or 648-5777 Ask Biological daily in historic Marysville, Equipment & Support 2 br, 1 ba off St. Joe Bay. near schools in nice rpe d n ost
(877) 276-0889 at least .- for Robin Field Assistant Calif., located 40 miles Many Options CH&A, carport. $700 per neighborhood. $1000mo proposed new hospital.
seven (7) days prior to the Florida A&M University; north of Sacramento and Cash/Financing available month + Deposit. Call w/one month security dep. $289,900. 352-622-7574
date of the particular full-time; $10/hr; Jan.-Dec. two hours from the Bay Call: 877-843-8726 678-517-6001 Call1850-229-2706 for de-
meeting. There are specific Flor- 2008; Flexible schedule; Areaand Sierra Nevada, (# 2002-037) tails
ida Statutes applicable J (http://pherec.org/DECS/ has an opening for an en- 3 br, 1 ba house. Availa- Very Nice 3 br, 2 ba,
Craig Wrathell to the sale of dogs and f assistant.htm) erotic, passionate ble in Highland View. newly remodeled house St Joe Beach, 3 br 2ba,
District Manager cats within the state or for more info or call full-time sports writer. We$750mo 50-227-5301 that is energy efficient for b
Seaside Village Commu- transportated into the 3230 850-872-4184. are looking for someone 850-227-6297 low utility bills. Located in frpot be sh, $20,000
nity Development District state for the purpose of Application Closing Date based in California with a 3 a quiet neighborhood, Pecan Wk Real E
selling. October 22, 2007 broad interest in sports br, 1 b, Carport, W/D, a quiet neighborhood, Pelican Walk Real Estate
Publishulf Aire Sb October11 & 18, and recreational activities, $900mo + Utilities, CH/A, very close to schools. 50-647-2473
2007 Please research Flor- See Our Job Posting On who is a good story-teller Fenced yard. Avail Nov. Includes nice storage
ida Statute 828.29 Mega Multi emeraldcoastjobseast.com and who enjoys the chal- 1st (612)499-0218 building, washer/dryer. No
The City of Wewahitchka (Dogs and cats trans- Family Sale WeblD#33959606 lenge of producing game Beacon Hill, CHARMING pets. Lease and refer-.
is accepting applications ported or offered forui Gulf Aire Sbdvsn Drivers and enterprise iecesin a AT FO 3 br,2 bafurnished home, epces required. rst, &
GulP Aire 10"5 ^ "elteui0d G lfiireebdin Driver Sec. Dep. Required $850 St Joe Beach, Dedicated
foreposonf ments; consumer guar- Sat Oct 20 8a-? Professional experience is 6100 Business/ orgeous Gulf viewsmo, p est control inc (850 beach, stblk, 3 br1.5ba,
A d antee) before you of- Driver Trainees preferred, but exceptional Commercial Long term lease. $1200 mo, pest control c (85 ea st B i are. l
ministrative Assistant to fer for sale a cat or NEEDED recent college graduates 6110-Apartments mo. 850-647-8317. 227-7125 leave message/ Best Buy in area. Only
th e Biing Oiial an for sale a cat oee coniege gradutes 6120 Beach Rentals Lease Option avail. call $219,900. Pelican Walk
the Building Official and dog. No CDL? No Problem! will be considered. Addi- 6130- Condo/Townhouse (850) 227-5453. Real Estate 850-647-2473
City Mvanager The tional duties include layout 6140 House Rentals
prinpal duties will be is KK: PSJ Earn up to$900/wk. home and pagination of the 10 oomaeanted Wellmaintained 3 br 2ba
suing of building permits weekends with TMC. sports pages. Knowledge 610-Rooms for nt home, Lrg kitchen& tfam-
suing of building permits pages Kwd 8160- R frRn
and ed dues. Garage Sale Company endorsed CDL of Quark a plus. Online ex- 6170 Mobile Home/Lot ily room, 2 car carport,
Training. perience also helps. 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals fenced back yard w/fruit & 7110
Application form ay be 113 East Seascape Dr 1-866-280-5309 6190 Timeshare Rentals Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba shade trees. Utility Room
obtained from the City Sat 8a-1pm As a valued member of 6200 Vacation Rentals 1200 sq ftAND 3 br 35 w/hkups 2 blocks from the
Hall 109 S Second StreetFurniture & Misc the Freedom family, you ba 1480 sqft cottages bay in Highland View Call
Wewahitchka, FL Located next to Salinas will be offered a wide arrayin exclusive Barefoot 850-227-5301 or 850Beach, Unique
and must be returned to Park. of health, savings and re- 227-6297
theCity Managerbefore Hospitality/Tourism tirement plans, educa- 6100 Cottages community. design, 3 br 1 be, scrnd
NOON, central time Oct- tional and training pro- Large screened in porch, private backyard,
ber 19 2007. The City of The Port Inn grams and employee di- Ofice space forrent, ex- porches upstairs and quiet neighborhood, walk
Wewahitchka is an o count programs. Free- cellent location on the cor- downstairs. Hardwood to beach. $319,000. 229-
equal opp MERCHANDISE Joe Beach is now accepting applica- dom's benefits and com- ner of Hwy 98 and 11 st floors, carpeting, tiled Wewa, 3 br, 1. ba w/car 669-3027 256796295
player. 3100 Antiques Bring your. tions for a FRONT DESK sensation programs are Apalachicola, apprx 1200 kitchen counter, full port & basement. $750mo
Gw ExleySALES AGENT Weekends some of the most compet- sf, includes: 4 offices,con- size stack washer + Sec dep. Call
Gwen Exley City Clerk 310 Appances change Jar! and holidays are required. itive in the industry, ference room, reception dryer. Amenities: large 850-639-5721
3120 Arts & Crafts Huge Multi Family This is a full time position. ,, area, storage and parking dryer. large7'150
Publish October 18,2007. 3130 Auctions Garage Sale, The ideal candidate will Th Appalemocratre Landlord pays water, pooland hottub, play-
3140 Bahy Items The Appeal-Democrat re- Landord ays ate, grund, commnit
3150- Building Supplies Everything must go. have previous computer cently added four area electric, sewer, and trash. ground, communMexicoBeach
3160 Business FriOct 19th 8a-3p and guest service skills, publications to its roster Call 850-653-3322 for ad- building with exercise 106 N. 35th St. 3 br Mo-
Classified can! Equipment Sat Oct20th 8a-3 but we are willing to train and is poised for further ditional info, equipment. pet friendly.6 bile Home and lot. Canal
If you're ready to 3170- Collectibles 3006 Nautilus the right person. Health print and online expan- No smoking. Avail Now side of 35th, approx 1,200
3180-Computers Insurance is available after sion. To apply, please Storage Units for rent, $1,150 to $1,450 per ft from beach. Dead end.
move up or are jst 3190- Electronics r 90 days to all full time em- send resume, cover letter, many sizes to choose month (850)229-1350. St., great lot for building;
tarting t Clas 320 FreePas itOn SeOshr ten ft lyeies yo an eeeat samples of work and refer- from, affordable space www barefootcottages c 112 Bay St, StJoeeach, only $215K all reasonable
ences to sports editor when you need it, call and om 2 br 1 be, clean, close to offers considered. Real-
can help you open the 3220 Furniture on to Nautilus problem solveran ava Todd Hansen, at the reserve yours today the beach, no pets, $600mo+ tors welcome. Call tolfree
door3230 Garageard Sales u wont beve the e- desire to be the b Appeal-Democrat, O. SpacePlace62515th St, Gorgeous Bay view utilities, negotiable for 1-888-561-8112
hip. We've gotprop- G s t action, from antiques want you. Co join our Box 431, Marysville, CAMexico Beach 648-5276 home. 4 br, 3 be, 3000+ right tenant. Call 850-
ship. We've got prop- 3260 Health & Fitness to Brand new items femilylEQDFWP 95901 or e-mail to: sf historic home., Lrg 271-3700
erties at every price, 3270 Jewelry/Clothing Newer furniture; sleeper. 1.,'
erties at every price, ry thing sofa sectional end ta- thansen@appealdemoc- FOR RENT porches, excellent 1oc. For Rent, 14x70 Mobile
w3280 Machinery/ sofa sectional, end ta- Apply in person at: rOtmE
with locations all over Equipment bles, etc. Antique faint- rat.com. 1409 Constitution Ave. Home, 2 br CH&A cle
town! And if you're 3290 Medical Equipment ing sofa. Household PORT INN TAKE CHA E 850 sq. ft. warehouse Call Jay Rish for pricing & & furnished, at Simmons
3300 -Miscellaneous goods and decor, 501 Monument Ave. OF YOUR w/office in Port St. Joe. more info. 850-227-5569 Bayou, $500mo, $500dep,
planning to sell, 3310 Musical Instruments Clothing, Office sup- Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ESFTYE Call 850-229-6495
Classified can intro- 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ plies, Electronics; You ESTATIE CAREER: $400/mo including tax. Cl 85 _
Supplies nameit Get here fist 1:
duce you to the mar- 3330 Restaurant/Hotel am o e Callt ay Call 814-7400AOMTIVE MARINE
3340- Sporting Goods All items 2off After Call today for Call 814-400
ket's best prospects. 3350- Tickets(B ell) 12pm on at a onfidential House for rent n Port St RECREATIONA
Joe, 2 br 1 ba, CH&A, For sale ($89K) or lease 8100-Antique & Collectibles
7 11111. p l, __ IL UHospitality/Tourism career interview MINI STORAlGE laundry room, nice yard, ($550/mo). Furnished, 8110- Cars
Ho a O nnD + 0 ce x M orTORA E4 sa H xw0 Hre8120- Sports Utility Vehicles
SA11The Port Inn/ 850-229-9310 |11 POT S Joe $595/mo + $400 sec dep. 14x70' MH on '/2Racre. 8140 83.Trucktvas
SThePortInn/ 850-229-9310 iPortSt.Joe Ca227-6216 Howard Creek. Remod- 140-Vans
Thirsty Goat Brian Neubaer eled/ screened porches, 8150- Commercial
Thirsty Goat Brian Neubauer O 0 Howard Creek: 1 br, 1 ba CH&A 8274291. h8s 0-oorcl
is now accepting applica- 229-6200 cottage, fully furn'd w/utl b CH&A27-4291. 8170 AuMoto Parcycies
Q .EFR tons for a part time BAR- 420 Reid Ave., a, ly7 uto Parts
TENDER. The ideal cndi- Prt St. Joe ily, weekly, or monthly & Accessories
TENDER. The ideal candi- Port St. Joe rates. Call 850-522-9515 8210- Boats
date will have a thorough Neubauer or 827-2906 8220 Personal Watercraf
knowledge of liquors, el 230 Sailboats
beers, wines, and mixol- ERA RealEstate,nc. Americas Space for rent private 8230- Sailboats
ogy techniques, but we m i.Pass, nr beaches & raw lot with 1 room cottage Boat & Marine
are willing to train the right bar, 1 br, 1 be, 'w/ patio with full bath 9452 Olive 8310- Aircraft/Aviation
are willing to train the right Mini rm, Ig wooded lot over- St Beacon Hill Call Dan 20 Road Vehicles
person. If you have an eye looking Lagoon. Tile fs, St. Beacon Hill Call Dan 830 A TV/Off Road Vehiles
for detail, the highest de- 4130 Storge new apples, W&D, $590 mo -227-8225830 Campers& Trailers
l srieadcnpywluRsire to deliver superior Furn, Unfurn nego. No St Joe Bay, Beautiful8340Motrhomes
service, and can play well *REMEMBER:* 8501 smkrs. 850-899-0261/appt View, 2 lots for rent. Full
with others, we would love Ads In this classifica- until. Price negoitable 850-
to hear from youl The shift tion may or may not re- 229-8014 Mexico Bch for Ise No 482-7492 or 850-753-3020
Sis normally 4:00-Midnight. quire an investment or smk/pets, 3 br, 2 ba furn'd
Apply in person at the ad- may be multi-level ma r-n MH w/deck, 1 blk to bch, 88' Cutlass Supreme e.
dress below. EOE/ DFWR ketina opportunities. We NnClimate dishwasher, fridge, W/D, \ .:n3 in oui Ne
ci r, 2:.,i recommend giv- n e Ch&a. $975 mo + utilities. Irjans Cold ar 43000 Also
Bidding Ends: Oct. 23rd 2 p.m. PORT INN r, ,:redit card or bank Control Storage Call 803-604-0289 t / 89For Esc.:.n 3U Mpg. 4
Fli PCR TIii I 10 T- Fll se Horne -. i.C.i1 .l r'urru n' 4. a':':'jur'l information out UnitS 803-397-4869 speed' Hict-Oac d
It4-li 1-::' 1- ii L1JJ P.t n Si., .- L 12 :,..er me phone. Always Boat/RVstorage &pen1.lble 5800 866.5621
1 4-1 tr OJ JO.OIE re-.err, the company OfficeSpace SU
PRrF'.ERT) lOJl 1 22,),.re: In,Juf/r jl. Onn JOB NOTICE i.ou p'l'r, to do business
P.,,i Pr/l. T jlljTj~ riJ l.th BEFORE investing. EAl E 'TATE 8O10AL
PROPER FI li- i 4, -Meilt A: ith mm Tn,/ Tihe r:,,'r .:.i P-,n 5.1 J:-e Mexico Beach- 3 br, 1.5 r E. E.''A'20
ii,'r L'ti Tllahj.: e''epl',. i.h -beechviewonHwy98,7110-Bel'a:ch H'oe
ri,.rI;h,, Ti l -Fi'r Hii, 2n.r ,i,...,r p ,.:,r,." Hallmark/American Greet- 6110 ba House, w/spectacular 7100-HomaS':, .::
*P hi.(''Plii ..1i-n H. 'nAii jrc 4 SERVICE. EMPLOYEE r,,.i B- your own Boss PSJ: 2 br, 2 ba. Very nice big screened porch, re- Property
*..,,? lhr ilh,.ellt \ SERVICE EMPL EE E rr, 1,50iK-$250K/yr. Call apt in nice n'ghbrhd, close modeled kitchen w/DW, 7120-Commercial
Bidding.Ends: Oct. 24th 2 p.m. 888238-1635 24/7 to schls. Rare availability CH&A, W&D, big work 7130- Condoownhouseo boat with poling
$750mo nego. 227-5883 shop, w/electricity, mostly 7140 Farms & Ranches Flats boat with poling
Bidding.Ends:O t 4,shop,w/electricity, mostly 2 th 2i p,,, ,,,r ,.. platform. 17' with 50 HP
MIVovie Extras Needed! furnished, $995 mo., 1st & 7160 Moble Homes/Lots Yamaha 4 stroke engine,
*- Ri'PiERhTi i 1 i. im. l, ,lip on Cjrrj-pelle Rimt r ,p enerIl Ejrn up to $100 last month's rent+ $200 7170 Waterfront Trolling motor, trim tabs,
4 lc-L'j AI "lnrn tl _ir. -'.e..er ,=.,il,,:h.:.r, .,300 day All looks, types, sec dep on signing. 6 to 7180 Investment jack plate, & bimini. $7500
PRm R TI 0'i fi rtrl'nl t mmiiht' lip W' D.p.a.rnn.crt i aand daes. TV, FILM, 6120 12 months lease. Sm pet Property Call 227-4226
'-r"i'" .'*0-' .- ,1 .Pl' r -,.n,a.:ern PRIJnT 800-340-8404 ext okay. Avail Nov 1st. Call 7190-Out-of-Town
.. .. .- 2942 899-3130. Real Estate
,'IPF,' T 2'' '0' LJ'- 5 Ltd. SOLID WASTE 89931307200 -Tlmeshare
*l-'Ri.tiF'f T ;i'05- .jnL(',,t t'fjfjtt felf Pu,lirni LoirS I I, Trir, L.-.s dr -' t 8240
*fRiPE-'Tl Building 1- .perar POSTAL & GOV'TJOB 39th St Mexico Beach.
F'hO/Lh T) .09- -Ul/ /luOlperator INFO FOR SALE?
NE2nd Street- Lot 9 All positions start at Ideal for retirees. Avail 1
PROPERTY 210- Water access lot | $10.50/hour Nov 1st April 1st. Wall to Mexico Beach- 3 br, 2 ba
20 Analer's Harbor Lane cau. itinn w"a,2ptig'fully House on quiet street


*PROPERTY211-CommercialTract NOE Applications are available 2 ba, 4 twin beds, J across trom boat cna. Evinrude
SPlease return be 4 twin beds, queen Just 5 houses from beach,
SHighway 98 t l applications to thEVER have Munito size sofa sleeper, and am- clean & updated, CH&A, Beacon Hill, Dblwide, on Outboard Motor
pal Building, 305 Cecil G for information pie off street parking, screened porch, covered 2 lots, Only $400,000 25HP Electric start. Long
SCotin g, SBl P ab ut federal or postal $750/mo move in with carport, DW, W&D, fully Pelican Walk Real Estate shaft. $695.. Can be seen
SCostin, Sr. Bl t St jobs. If you see a job linens and groceries, call furnished, Available Nov 1 850-647-2473 at Blountstown Small En-
Joe, Florida 32456. Posi- "guarantee", contact the 893-3384 Hurryl for 2-month lease (perfect gine. Call 227-8819
tions will be open until FTC. for military or temp living), Brick Home For Sale 291
filled. All applicants must The Federal Trade Kitchenettes incl all utilities, cable, Wi-Fi Jarrott Daniel Rd,
For Complete Details present a valid Florida Commission starting at $190 a week. internet, boat dock, small Wewahitchka, FL 1,296
11 Driver License and Social is America's consumer Swimming pool/Fitness pet okay. $995 mo., sq. ft. 3 bedrooms / 1 & 8330
row e auctions.CO i Security Card at time of protection agency, rm. Close toWal-Mart & 899-3130. 1/2 baths / 1.67 acres
800 323 8388 application other shops. Please call Price $149,500 or make
80l33- 38 8 www.ftc.gov/jobscams 850-234-2278 f offer Call (850) 402-8015
Myers Jackson, CAI, AARE, CES, Auction Coordinator MyersJackson.com The City of Port St. Joe 1-877-FTC-HELP 802-7 a'
owell R alty & Auctin Co., Inc. enforces a rug-Free RV lots, 30 Amps avail at By Owner, Brand New Mallard 1995 22 tow
ell Realy & Au on C ., In Workplace Policy and is A public service $465 mo. all charges in- Mexico Beach, 3 br 2 ba, 3 br, 2 ba 1600sfhome. behind trailer with queen
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Gulf County School Board Minutes


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Tuesday, September 11,
2007 continued
SURPLUS PROPERTY:
Approved removing the
following buses from prop-
erty records for the purpose
of disposal:
Bus #50, 1989 Bluebird
#1HVBBZWN6LH232113
Bus #52. 1990 Bluebird
# 1HVBBNDN9MH306184-
Bus #54, 1990 Carpenter
#1HVBBNDN5MH306182
V. STUDENT


HANDBOOKS/
ADMINISTRATIVE
HANDBOOKS/MASTER
SCHEDULES
The Board acknowl-
edged receipt of student
handbooks, administra-
tive handbooks and mas-
ter schedules from each
school.
VI. PROGRAM
MATTERS:
On motion by Mr.
Wright and seconded by
Mrs. Wood the Board voted
unanimously to take the fol-
lowing action:


Approved the request
from PAEC to conduct
2007-08 Social Norms Stu-
dent Surveys Year 3 at
both high schools.
Approved the Achieve
3000 Contract.
Approved the legal de-
scription of the lift station
parcel on the Highland View
School property.
Approved the Revised
Teen Parent Program Child
Care Procedures for Gulf
School District
Approved Wewahitchka
Middle Schools 2007-2008
School Improvement Plan.


Approved the following
School Advisory Council
Membership Rolls:
Port St. Joe Middle
School: Juanise Williams.
Linda Tschudi. Lynn Shir-
ley, Patricia Lowrey, Dena
Frost, Cindy Thomas, Kris-
tina Furstenberg, Erin Ken-
nedy, Debbie Ward. Shawna
Wood, Pam Harris, May
Fuze, Jo Clements, Natalie
Shoaf, Tenecia Monette
Port St. Joe High
School: Duane McFar-
land, Beckie Fulcher, Laray
Kelly. Ronda Caswell, Me-
lissa Schell, Kathy Arnold,


Mitch Burke, Janet Hogan,
Bill Mahan, Beverly Quinn.
Marty Quinn, Brent Vick-
ery, Sammie Williams, Bill
Dodson. Mary King, Hiram
Nix, Marjorie Peters. Jas-
mine Fennell
Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School: Lori Price,
Daphne Lister, Bridgett
Miller, Loretta Watkins,
Vera Zick, Tracy Thursbay,
Treasure Waites, Ed Wom-
ack, Adrian Lewis, Ben
Ranie, Mary Ellen Carr,
Guillermina Martinez, Re-
nee Lynn, Aimee Walsh,
Nicki Little. Teresa Redd.


Kathie Fisher, Jerry Huft
Wewahitchka Middle
School: Pam Lister, Me-
linda Roman. Nicki Holley,
Karen Turner, Lisa Combs,
Christi McDaniel. Trey
McGill, Lindsey Ramsey,
Jennifer Dean, Caroline,
Rice, Holly Smith, Lee Hall,
Ursula Robinson, Claude
McGill, Donna Gaskin,
Chinfin Goodwin, Lori
Bender, Stephanie Mayer,
Jennifer Griffin, Crystal
Loyd
Wewahitchka High
School: Larry White. Jay
Bidwell, Tom Stallworth,


Carolyn Rane. Tida Lee
Daniels, Kayla Chumney,
Nervene Colvin, Ann Fisher,
Melissa Griflin. Ruth Ann
Hysmith, Rodney Leaman,
Peggy Manor, Phil Manor,
Joey Smith, Teresa Wil-
liams, Jerry Gaskin, Bev-
erly Pitts
VII.
SUPERINTENDENT'S
REPORT:
On motion by Mr.
Wright and seconded by Mr.
Cox the Board unanimous-
ly approved payment of the
2007-2008 Small School


District Council Consor-
tium membership dues in
the amount of $3,000.00.

VIII. BOARD
MEMBER CONCERNS:
IX.
ADJOURNMENT:
On motion by Mr Little
and seconded by Mr. Wright
the meeting was adjourned
at 8:35 P M.


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The U.S. Deputy Sheriffs Assn. provided a SWAT trainer.
The U.S. Deputy Sheriffs Assn. provided a SWAT trainer.


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
About a year ago the
Gulf County Sheriff's Office
created a "Special Response
Team" as a tool to use in the
event of the kind of emergen-
cies seen far too often in the
media.
A shooting in a school,
the armed individual still on
the loose or taking of hos-
tages, for example, or the
apprehension of a particu-
larly dangerous, lethally so,
suspect were some of the sce-
narios for which the Sheriff's
Office believed it needed a
well-prepared and equipped
team.
"It's trying to get ahead
of the game," said Sheriff Joe
Nugent. "God forbid anything
like that should happen here,
but we want to be ready."
So members of the SRT
began attending schools, one
addressing proper responses
to situations such as a shoot-
er on the loose in a school,
and another being a SWAT
Operations Class.
The knowledge and
training has already paid off
in several ways.
The team recently appre-
hended a murder suspect
from Bay County. They helped
take into custody a couple of
home invasion suspects in
the area from Minnesota and
served a search warrant on
another suspect in a serious


crime.
"This is just another
asset we've already used suc-
cessfully," said Lt. Greg Cole,
a member of the SRT.
Last Friday, with a train-
er from the United States
Deputy Sheriffs' Association
on hand to assist, the train-
ing was extended to include
deputies who spend much
of their time on road patrol
as well as School Resource
Officers (SRO).
"They (an SRO) are the
ones who are going to be
there if violence breaks out
in the school," said Cole, who
also serves as leader of the
SO's K-9 unit.
In addition to provid-
ing trainer Mike Willis, the
Deputy Sheriffs' Association
also provided helmets and
holsters to the department.
"Their support saved us
a lot of money in the forma-
tion of the Special Response
Team," said Chris Dixon, the
team leader for the GCSO's
SRT.
The SO also received a
school bus from the Gulf
County School Board to
use in training, the use of
an ambulance and other
special response vehicles
from the Board of County
Commissioners, and equip-
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department in purchasing
Kevlar vests.
The deputies have under-
taken the training off the
clock, saving taxpayers.
"All of our training we
do on our own time," said
Maj. Ricky Tolbert. "We do it
because we need to and we
want to."
The need and the want
are highlighted by reality.
Even though schools
conduct fire drills and fire
safety classes annually, not a
child has perished in a fire in


the past decade.
But since 1998, 448 stu-
dents have been killed by
gun violence in schools or on
school grounds.
Additionally, Dixon, who
has served overseas in the
Middle East as a member
of the Coast Guard, the U.S.
Department of Homeland
Security and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, has
warned that rural schools
provide an ideal target for
terrorists.
Most rural areas, Dixon


continued, lack the manpow-
er, resources and equipment
to appropriately deal with a
hostage situation or if gun
violence erupts on a school
bus or in a school.
So, last Friday, at First
Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe, deputies from the
Sheriff's Office continued up
the learning curve to ensure
that Gulf County was one
rural area that had a proac-
tive plan in place to deal
with, and hopefully avert,
potential tragedy.


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