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Title: The star
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W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: November 1, 2007
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Roberts Park Dedication 4A

Saying Yes to Ribbons 1B

70th Year, Number 2 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 26 Pages

November 1, 2007


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A key date and a new party have altered
the landscape of the federal civil rights
lawsuit filed against the City of Port St. Joe.
And on Tuesday, at a status conference
/hearing called by a federal judge, city
residents will find out just how frayed the
Proposed settlement agreement filed by the
city's attorney more than a month ago has
The status conference, scheduled for
11:30 a.m. ET, will be to hear various motions
filed since the settlement agreement was
submitted to the court in late September.
Those include a motion retracting
agreement with the settlement by a handful
of the litigants, a motion from-the litigants'
attorney requesting she be allowed to
withdraw from the case and, as of last
reek, a plaintiff's response to the proposed
settlement which, requests the court reject
the settlement.
That last motion, filed pro se by the 13
remaining litigants, comes as the county and
state branches of the NAACP enter into what
is being labeled a "collaborative" agreement
to support last year's expansion of ithe
boundaries of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency to include most of what is known as
North Port St. Joe.
The central element, and bone' of
contention. in the settlement agreement filed
by the city in federal court is a retraction of
that expansion back to the boundaries of the
former Downtolw Redevelopment Agency.
or the downtown proper south of the mill
railroad tracks.
-In a press release. last week from the
Gulf County branch of the NAACP and a
joint statement signed by all the litigants and
county branch president Amy Rogers, the
redevelopment plan for North Port St. Joe
received "a nod of approval and support."
"The redevelopment plan, as originally
conceived, was 'envisioned to involve -an
area within boundaries that were expanded
to include Nqrth Port St. Joe," the release
continues. "Despite the inclusion of the Nor dt
Port St. Joe area, the master plan for the
redevelopment was viewed by some citizens
as fitting a historical pattern of neglecting
the needs of the citizens of this area when
it came to opportunities for econonuc
The release details the lawsuit and the
lawsuit's challenge to that expansion and

subsequent redevelopment plan.
"As a result of collaborative efforts of
the Gulf County branch of the NAACP and
the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, the

apparent failures of communication that led
to including a challenge to the redevelopment

(See NAACP on Page 6A)

Local Restaurant

Owner Arrested,

Out on Bail

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Paul G. Francis, owner of Toucan's
Restaurant and Bar in Mexico Beach,
was arrested Oct. 23 for grand theft and a
misdemeanor drug possession charge.
On the evening of Oct. 23, the 61-year-
old Francis was arrested
by the Mexico Beach
police and taken to the
Bay County Jail, where
he was booked and
remained overnight.
Francis was released
the following afternoon
on $7,000 bond ($5,000
for the charge of grand
theft between $10,000-
S20,000 and $2,000 for a
misdemeanor marijuana Paul Francis
possession charge).
The owner of Toucan's Gift Shop, Carrie
Stomp, filed the charges against Francis after
installing a surveillance system in the gift
shop and allegedly catching Francis on tape
entering the shop after business hours and
removing merchandise.
Stomp said she closed the gift shop on
Sept. 28, after having allegedly caught Francis
and his acquaintances on the surveillance
tapes numerous times over a period of several
"He basically put me out of business;"
Stomp said, reporting'that her accountant
had determined the amount of merchandise
stolen from the gift shop was o er $25,500.
According to Stomp, her relationship
with Francis stretched back about 20 years,
when he owned aid operated the building's
original gift shop. The restaurant was not
operating at the time, Stomp added.
She rented the restaurant space from
Francis, serving steamed foods, "and that's
when the nightmare started," Stomp said,
alleging a history of violence that Francis
directed toward her.
Stomp said when Francis went to jail
around 1990, she assumed the restaurant's
operation in addition to the gift shop, but
'walked away from the restaurant" in 1996
when Francis was released from prison,
(See FRANCIS on Page 6A)

Beach Erosion Causing Headaches

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The St. Joseph Peninsula beach
restoration project appears to be boiling
down to a race against time and waves.
But after last week's meeting of both
the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Advisory
Committee.(SJPBAC) and a special meeting
Monday of the Gulf County Commission,
there may be an option for a faster solution to
the work stoppage on the beach restoration
project than previously thought.
At last Friday's SPJBAC meeting,
peninsula residents learned of an option
open to them that could circumvent the legal

Marie Logan/The Star
Several hundred yards south of Eiler's
house, a duplex is in trouble from erosion, and
its sea wall is causing problems for Eiler and
other property owners.

action filed against the permitting agencies
and allow the project to proceed with actual
construction on the beaches.
SPJBAC officers Paula Pickett, Laurel
Eiler and Susan Wright told SPJBAC
members they could vote to recommend to
the Board of County Commissioners that'the
board use a portion of the Municipal Senices
Taxing Unit (MSTU) funds to buy out the
single property owner whose filed petition is
holding up the project.
The money to purchase the property
wal come from the MSTU dollars
already collected for the beach project. No
ad valorem tax dollars will be involved.
The MSTU funds were assessed last
jear on gulf front and gulf interior peninsula
property owners to fund the local share of
the beach re-nourishment project.
j -The petition against the project \was
filed by Michael Nicholson, Kate O'Brien
Nicholson and White Sands of Navarre, LLC,
to stop issuance of the DEP permit for the
project, without which there can be no ac tlal
construction on the beach.
The petition requires Department of
Administrative Hearings DOAH) hearing
before an administrative jtdge.
But the hearing, set fpr Oct. 11, was set
side the day prior, putting the entire process
in limbo. .
If Nicholson voluntarily cleared the
petition. DEP said it Xwould immediately
issue a permit and construction work on the
beach restoration could begin in about four

Marie Logan/The Star
Looking north toward Susan Eiler's house (center), the excessive erosion that is threatening
several properties on St. Joseph Peninsula is readily visible.

to six weeks, according to Eiler.
Officials with Manson Construction,
the company that won the bid for the beach,
project, told SJPBAC that they will continue
to \ork \vith SJPBAC during the negotiations,
Efler said.

If the county purchases the Nicholson
property, the 50-foot wide lot running from
S.R. 30-E to the water will become an
additional public beach access.
After Eiler, Pickett and Wright had
(See EROSION on Page 6A)


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City Dedicates James "Mr. Benny" Roberts Sports Park

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

For decades, the Tenth
Street sports park in Port St.
Joe served as a second home
for James "Benny" Roberts.
As the city's recreation
director, parkgroundskeeper,
coach, player agent, board
member and Port St. Joe
league president, Roberts
put in long hours at the
ball fields, and loved every
minute of it.
So it seemed only
fitting for the city to reward
his service by naming the
recreation complex in his
After unanimously
passing a motion on June
12 to do just that, the city
officially rededicated the
Tenth Street complex the
"James 'Mr. Benny' Roberts
Sports Park" during a
ceremony last Friday.
Roberts attended the
ceremony with his wife, Ann,
children and grandchildren,
and smiled as friends and
former colleagues rose to
toast-and roast-him for
his tireless efforts on behalf
of the city's ball playing
Former Group 1
commissioner John Reeves,
Roberts' frequent sparring,
partner on the board, made
the June 12 motion to
dedicate the sports park in

his honor.
At the ceremony, Reeves
quipped, "The biggest thrill
I got out of making that
motion was it was the first
time in four years that he
was speechless."
Though they often
disagreed about city issues,
Reeves called Roberts a
"servant" deserving of a
tribute to his many years of
public service.
"To me, that rose that
Benny has on his lapel, that's
what it's all about," said
Reeves. "We need to give our
roses now while people are
alive to enjoy them."
Former Mayor Frank Pate
noted Roberts' distinguished
service as the city's recreation
director from 1990-1997.
The job, said Pate, often
required Roberts to work
15-hour days maintaining
fields and organizing
various sports activities and
"It's a shame Benny
couldn't serve as a recreation
director instead of a
commissioner, to tell you the
truth," quipped Pate, who
softened his. barb by saying
Roberts "always had the city
at heart."
Mitch Burke played
baseball as a youth at the
10h Street ball fields.
He recalled how Roberts
corrected his stance during a
pivotal moment in his young

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James "Benny" Roberts (wearing a red sport coat) and his family gather around the park's new sign at last Friday's dedication
ceremony. The plaque recognizes Roberts' 40-plus years "building and developing this sports park to provide wholesome athletic
activities for the children of our community."

"That year, when it was
over, I had 14 home runs
and I owed it all to him," said
Burke described Roberts
as both a fixture on the field
and a mentor for Port St.
Joe's youth.
"Not only was he working
on the field, he was watching
out for the kids and lending

a helping hand," he said.
Roberts' son, Jim,
followed Burke, and quipped,
"Everybody saw Benny down
here working all the time,
but you didn't have to live
with him."
Jim Roberts said
working on the fields was
his father's "passion," and
related a story about one
memorable night on the

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baseball diamond.'
Jim Roberts was 13
and playing second during
a late-night practice, while
his buddy Craig Weimorts
covered centerfield.
When a batter hit the
ball in Weimorts' direction,
Roberts watched with
disbelief as Weimorts
suddenly disappeared from

At the time, the two ball
fields were separated by a
long ditch. Weimorts had
fallen into a washed-out hole,
and Roberts summoned his
father to help.
Benny Roberts snapped
to attention. After calling for
reinforcements, he began
covering the hole, while his

(See ROBERTS on Page 12A)

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2A Thursday, November 1, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

2007 Farm Family Shows Innovative Thinking

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

There's a reason why
people say home grown:
Is better. That idea was
'brought out last week at
the 2007 Gulf County Farm
SBureau annual meeting and
Inside Wewahitchka
High School, members of
the local farm bureau and
community gathered for the"

annual event and for the
presentation of the 2007
Farm Family.
The choice of the
i Godwin family from Port St.
Joe was an excellent exam-
ple of the ever-changing face
of farming, which the Farm
Bureau continually works to
According to Bureau
representatives, farming
now enrcomp'.sses ('e r -thing
from traditional fearing, the.

family farm and ranching to
beekeeping, catfish farming
and shrimp farming, which
is where the Godwin family
enters the picture.
Mark Godwin, his wife
Catherine, and their two chil-
dren, Caitlin and Chandler,
accepted the Farm Family
of the Year award from Gulf
County extension agent Roy
Lee Carter during a presen-
tation at the annual dinner.
Carter supplied a histo-

ry of the Godwins and their
rather unique version of
farming, which has proven
to be quite successful, due
to their willingness to try
new things and keep abreast
of technology and the ever-
changing seafood industry.
During :the last five
years, according to Mark
Godwin, Wood's Fisheries
in Highland View began pur-
chasing'farm raised shrimp
from Texas,' findmg the

Roy Lee Carter the.Gulf County Farm Bureau extension agent, and Mrs. Carter present the 2007 Farm Family of the Year award
to Mark and Catherine Godwin and their children Caitlin and Chanler.

product easy to process, of
good quality and compatible
with their existing customer
After traveling to Texas
to look at the shrimp farms,
Godwin became interested
in farming his own shrimp
locally at an abandoned cat-
fish farm at Howard Creek.
When people told him
it would not work here, he
decided the nay-sayers were
wrong. He attended classes
to learn all about the indus-
try and ultimately purchased
the Howard Creek facility.
According to Carter, the
major reason Godwin has
been successful in his efforts
to farm shrimp there is the
salinity of the water in which
the shrimp are raised.
Godwin first ran a test
well and then drilled down
1,200 feet, to reach the per-
fect combination of salinity
necessary for the shrimp to
The water is then
pumped into an elevated
canal system and into each
of the large ponds where the
shrimp are raised.
Godwin now has about
28 acres devoted to shrimp
farming in the tiny but
growing community in the
east-central portion of the
Godwin, who is prepar-
ing to complete the harvest
of the succulent crusta-
ceans in the next 10 days,
said this year's six shrimp
ponds should yield about
15,000 pounds of shrimp
per pond.
Godwin graduated from
Port St. Joe High School
in 1980 and obtained an
associate's degree from Gulf
Coast Community College in
Panama City in 1992.
He then obtained a
bachelor's degree in busi-
ness administration with a
minor in landscape archi-

tecture from the University
of Florida.
After finishing college he
and his family returned to
Port St. Joe, where Godwin
continued to operate a land-
scape construction and irri-
gation business.
He said he was intro-
duced to his in-laws' seafood
business Wood's Fisheries
- through several permitting
and construction projects
he helped them with.
"Twelve years later, I'm
still in the seafood busi-
ness," said Godwin.
Mark's wife Catherine
is the daughter of Buddy
and Linda Wood, owners
of Wood's Fisheries, mak-
ing Catherine the fifth gen-
eration of Woods in the local
seafood industry.
The Wood family became
one of the area's seafood
industry institutions as far
back as 1860, according to
In the early 1970s,
Wood's Fisheries was incor-
porated at its current loca-
tion in Highland View, where
they process, store and dis-
tribute shrimp wholesale
across the country.
In the last five years,
Godwin said, Wood's
Fisheries has tripled the size
of the processing plant by
adding a one million pound
storage freezer, a new ammo-
nia refrigeration plant, office
space, loading docks, boat
unloading docks, new pro-
cessing rooms, and other
"Our most recent proj-
ect was a state of the art
freezing tunnel and auto-
mated weighing and pack-
aging line that allows us to
freeze and package shrimp
in almost any size bag at a
rate of 3,800 pounds per
hour," Godwin said. "We sell
our products under our own
brand label 'SeaKist.' "

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years

Readers Forum

Brighter Horizons?

Dear Editor,

Since the recent headlines
screamed of St Joe's additional cut
backs and yet another new organi-
zational plan, I see more frustration
and people giving up hope that any-
thing will ever work. I see discour-
aged merchants and a disheartened
community who have for so long been
dependent on one primary source of
income and then lunge at the only
game left in town ( real estate ) and
potential construction support for St
Joe's development, which has all but
fallen to the way side. In fact, those
who have been here longer than I are
telling me it is worse now than when
the Paper Mill shut down. How much
more pain and disappointment can
our community take? Our history
reflects our community is resilient
in a sense, surviving deaths from
two natural disasters of disease and
Seems we are now facing an
unnatural third disaster threatening
devastation beyond measure which
is partially self inflicted by ourselves
and the. St Joe Company. St Joe
Company is in denial about how vital
their role is in our community and
the impact it has on poor decisions.
On one hand, St Joe Company is
not a "Cure-All" for our community's
problems and some credit should
be acknowledged for what they have
contributed in the past, such as work-
ing with Sacred Heart Hospital and
being a key player. However, add up
all they have done and try to balance
the scales with what they could do,
or let me say what they should do,
and therein lies the truth. Having a
hospital is essential to the success of
St Joe's developing, therefore it can
be justified to the stockholders so
let's call it like it is. Getting seriously
involved with the community and its
problems is more difficult to explain
to the Board and Stockholders.
Such as reaching out to the exist-
ing merchants to keep them informed
and finding ways to support them dur-
ing this transition period they created.
How about using their influence in a
positive direction, such as improving
the infrastructure downtown while
they-install their new infrastructure?
All one has to do is take a drive
through the new Commercial Village
center at St. Joe Beach and take note
of the license plates on the vehicles
and you will notice out of county
and out of state workers everywhere.
Granted that our community does not
offer everything they need and I am
the first to say hire the best. However,
seems obvious that they have simply
not used the local resources properly,
much as they have not used their
management skills effectively, judging

A Little Perspective

Dear Editor:

Last week, a letter from Herman
Jones appeared on the Star that
.discussed the award winning PSJRA
Historic Banner Series. Although Mr.
:Jones gave the design kudos, he
spent a great deal of time pontificat-
ing about alleged discrepancies in
the history and ended his letter with
a rather mean spirited comment. He
.apparently misses the point.
First of all, dates do not appear
on the banners, the dates he is refer-
-ring to were part of a narrative, writ-
ten to explain the idea behind the
banner series, in an application to
FRA for the cultural enhancement
Secondly, the banner program
was intended to generate interest in
the "area" vs. the legal limits of the
City of Port St. Joe (past or present).
So, what is or what is not, within
the city boundaries is irrelevant. The
activities or cultures represented by
the artwork were indeed here and
are relevant to an understanding of
our evolution as a geographic center
of interest. The tag line of the PSJRA
is "Celebrate Port St. Joe." This his-
toric banner series allows not only
the community, but visitors alike,
to understand and enjoy the city's
rich history. In fact the tag line on
the banners reads, "A Rich History.
An Exciting Future." The banners

from the decline of the stock value.
St Joe's new slogan should be 'Just
say No", No to understanding that
profits can not beachieved the direc-
tion they have been going, No to play-
ing a better role in our community
and, more importantly, No to really
caring about how we feel about the
way they have gone about develop-
ing, leaving the existing people in the
dust. Lest we forget, it is a business
and they are focused on the bottom
line, which obviously does not look
very good right now. Far it be for me
to tell a Corporation such as Joe how
to do things, but how about some
simple deductive reasoning? If you
have the community supporting you
laced with good will and enthusiasm,
then your prospects should enhance
tremendously versus merchants and
long time citizens casting anger, frus-
tration and ill will. Ultimately, regard-
less if you are a developer, contractor
or realtor, the end purchaser such
as a family has to make the deci-
sion if they want to live here and
make the financial commitment that
makes everything work. Why would
you move here when you see how
the existing community looks? Will
you pretend that we do not exist and
hope that somehow and in someway
it will resolve itself? You do not want
large scale projects sitting empty like
the one we already have just across
the bridge. Empty and unsuccessful
projects, delayed projects and build-
ings that will not be finished are all
tell tale signs that something is very
Piece milling out chunks of
land and out-sourcing is the latest
approach and probably should have
been the first approach as reflected
by the current stock value. The 'Joe"
company bit off much more than they
could chew, as we say, and had they
brought in smaller developing compa-
nies and micro managed them, things
would have been different. Greed
does strange things to people and
companies. Unfortunately, their trial
and error method has an effect on all
of us who have been here waiting for
the local economy to change after the
mill closed and for those of us who
invested in the community since that
time, anticipating what Joe said would
happen. I dare say that no forecasted
schedule has been met as released to
the public in addition to the obvious
horrific misuse of talented profes-
sionals and management skills. On
the other hand, our county and city
leaders have been lame at best in pro-
tecting or promoting our economic
infrastructure. Thinking outside the
box is required and to sit back com-
placently, dancing to the whims of
the St Joe Company as if they could
fix everything, is a serious 'mistake. I
call it 'The Fear Factor", generated by
years of mill intimidation and false
hope that 'Joe" will make sure things

illustrate the depth of character and
history...a city that, out of sheer grit
and strength of character, has rein-
vented itself time and again.
About the Indians: we all know
Native Americans were here long
before anyone else! Perhaps they did
not occupy the exact location of pres-
ent day Port St. Joe, but plenty of
artifacts, mounds, chards etc. in our
'area" have been found and identified.
According to the State of Florida, St.
Vincent Island was named in 1633
by Franciscan Friars who were "visit-
ing" Apalachee tribes a little further
away. True, the number of Native
Americans inhabiting our area had
dwindled because of disease, but are
we nit-picking here?
Pirates or Privateers: no mat-
ter what they were wearing, the
Spaniards were here in the 1700's!
I wonder if a letter was written to the
Chamber of Commerce and the vol-
unteer pirates about the historically
incorrect "pirates" that jump off a
ship and invade Port St. Joe to deliver
chocolate coins to the children every
Fourth of July! Proven or not,.pirate
lore and buried treasure (i.e.: Money
Bayou) legends are also a part of our
oral history! In regards to his com-
plaints about the distinction between
privateers and pirates ( te 1700's),
the banner clearly indicates a priva-
teer in lieu of a pirate. A tpaniard, by
his own definition, would be a priva-
teer. Thanks for making that point.
Regarding the Apalachicola R.R.
in the 1800's, point taken. However,


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are all right so do not upset them. My
point is, what more could possibly go
wrong? Why don't we demand they
pull their weight and do the right.
thing for us? All the property they own
has a value and is assessed just like
our homes. Suppose we change the
agriculture zoning they have enjoyed
all these years, increase the value and
tax requirement. Do you think that
would make some things happen? At
least, it will put more tax money in
the local governments' coffers and if
we have intelligent Commissioners,
both City and County, they could use
the money wisely to help our commu-
nity. How about a Marina Tax? I like
this one. Think about it. So if you are
reading this, "Joe," please re-think
your position in our community and
make the necessary changes for the
benefit of all.
Somewhere, somehow the rela-
tionship with 'Joe" became skewed
when a few .good intended people
seemed to make major decisions for
the community that have resulted in
failure. What really needs to surface
is the fact that they need us as much
as we need them. Without permits,
zoning approvals and local govern-
mental releases, they are in a pickle
barrel. Without the prospective pur-
chaser feeling like this is the place
they want to live and invest into, plus
have a positive feeling from the com-
munity, sales will be affected.
Without the largest land owner
in our community at least paying fair
taxes and being a good steward for
our community, we suffer. Take an
overall look at everything and you will
see an interesting parallel. St Joe is in
trouble, we are in trouble. Notice how
I put them first? It really should be
'We are in trouble, therefore St Joe is
in trouble.' We are each responsible
for our future and the people we
elect to represent us, so call or write
your local commissioners and tell
them how you feel. If they do not take
appropriate action, then replace them
I am not trying to cast gloom over
any potential ray of hope for our com-
munity but rather an awareness of
realism we all need to deal with. We
all need to work together somehow to
protect our community and shore up
the foundation that others left before
us. Without a good foundation and
clear understanding of the econom-
ics required to move forward, we are
lost at sea.
I am an optimist of the greatest
degree but more importantly a survi-
vor when things get tough. Like you,
I have been wearing my survivor suit
for too long. It is time to make posi-
tive changes.

Jim Garth
Port St. Joe

in the 1830's and 1840's this area did
have two steam railroads (the first
in Florida), the Lake Wimico and St.
Joseph R.R. and a few years later, the
St. Joseph and lola R.R. Perhaps the
image vs. the reality occupies the area
of artistic license relative to actual
fact in time and the image projected.
Maybe artistic license will provide a
get-out-of jail free card!
On shrimping: not much to say,
Mr. Jones said it himself. Shrimping
didn't really get going here until
after WWII. If we are looking at each
category as a 100 year increment,
wouldn't the 1940's fall under the
category 1900's? And again, Highland
View, in our eyes, is part of the area
we live in!
The banner program is intended
to celebrate where we live, work and
play and to affirm our intriguing his-
tory- not just Reid Avenue. The pro-
gram is a wonderful example of part-
nerships and cooperation between
several, organizations and commu-
nity volunteers working together to
stimulate, rather than negate,. positive
interest in our area. The banners are
beautiful, it was a great idea to pick
history as a theme, rather than a
predictable "coastal, beach" theme.
Winning a statewide award is some-
thing to be proud of...keep up the
good work...everyone!
Oh, and how about an award and
trophy for biggest party pooper!
Enough said,
Kim Harrison

Thanks To The Community

Dear Editor:
We want to extend a BIG THANK
YOU from all of us on the Committee
of The American Cancer Society Relay
for Life for the 2007 Relay.
This THANK YOU is to all of
our Teams, Team Captains and
Committee members that worked so
hard to make our Relay a big success
and most of all to our Survivors who
this is all about.
It is also to all of the Community
who came out to the event.
A sincere thanks to:
a. John Nichols and our radio
station who worked with us to adver-
tise our Relay;
b. The Star Newspaper who sup-
ported us from day one;
c. To the members of Lets Talk,
our TV station FJNN for having us on
to promote our relay;
d. The School Board who extend-

Own F
Aunt Beatrice died bac
Someone at the funeral alloo
Uncle Womack wouldn't laE
without her. No one disagree
had been married for 63 yea
know exactly how marriage,
together......but I know this
supposed to be. They leaned
other like you read about
story books.
We buried Uncle Won
past Sunday. He held out fc
five months. I didn't need th
er to tell me what a good p
was or how hard he farmed
good husband and father. I
spent a day on this earth wi
complete knowledge and fu
tion that he was also a pr
good uncle!
But death and funerals a
my mind this morning. I'm
about a way of life that m
come and gone.
I grew up with the uti
and appreciation for Uncle
I knew he was going to say
of anyone at the family get-i
He was as quiet as Aunt Bea
talkative. And Bea wasn't
est of the aunts by a whi
You ought to have seen Gr.
Aunt Adell and Mother whei
started! F. D. and Hugh did
ing for the uncles.....unless
something about politics to I
or cattle to Uncle Clifford.
We didn't go to Disn
if my parents had two day
didn't take a trip out west
the leaves turn in New Eng
didn't go to a big league base
or to Mount Rushmore. We n
even went down to Memphis
ducks out in front of that big
loaded up in a 1951 Chev
drove over to Lawrencebur
how the family was getting a
There is no way that
going to comprehend this...
was way back in the days v
let the grown-ups eat first!
was some kind of state law
Patricia and J. C. and Bill an
and June and Charles and
and Joe and Kathy and J
Teresa and Leon and David
a half dozen other cousins 1
ten to the talk, smell the bak
fried chicken afid sweet pot;
role.....but we had to wait "
until the old people had pus
from the table before we co
I've seen days when th
and uncles would eat unt
the afternoon! We'd be luck
chicken neck and a cold bi
seen fights break out over
of lemon meringue pie! I've
cornbread in two and han(

ed the use of Shark football field;
e. The cooperation of the County
f. All of the talent and entertain-
ment we had at the Event;
g. And just to everyone who
helped us in every way;
h. Most of all, to God who helped
all of us make this possible!
We had a very successful Relay
last year and we are again asking
everyone in our community to help
us for the 2008 Relay year to make
it a bigger and even more success-
ful event than last year. WE MUST
FIND A CURE! We have made many
more strides in fighting this horrible
disease but we need YOUR HELP!'
Please be a part of making the word
CANCER non-existent.
Please contact Darlene Spencer
at 647-96.61 or Brother Andrew
Rutherford at 227-9306 or 960-,

k in May. Jo the top half. I used to make sure
wed" that I'd get far away from Leon so he
st a year wouldn't steal my ham hock......
eed. They I grew up with these people! It
rs. I don't is amazing how well you get to know
s are put your cousins when you're hanging
one was around on the front porch waiting
d on each for Granny to holler "alright children,
in those come and get it!"
After dinner we'd play chase or
lack this hide and go seek or just plain out
or almost fight until supper. When it got dark
e preach- we'd tell stories about thq headless
person he rider of Steadman Ridge and the one
or what a arm hatchet man who was coming to
had never get one of the younger cousins that
without the very night! In the summer we would
11 realiza- swim in Sugar Creek. We also took
etty darn baths in it and drank it and played
on the swinging bridge that spanned
ire not on it dowri behind the Mt. Zion Church.
worried They would come over to our house
eight have and I would show them my secret
hiding place.
most love As we grew older we raced Uncle
Womack. Clifford's truck down those graveled
the least roads. We fished with a 30-30 rifle.
together. We talked about girls and life and how
trice was 'slow things moved. We wished our
the loud- parents were a little more hip......
ole heap. We lost Aunt Delia and Uncle
anny and Hugh way too early. Her beauty and
n they got his laugher will be with us forever.
the talk- Uncle E D. died several years ago.
you said Not a day goes by that I don't think
Jncle Ben of something "a little crazy" he did.'
Uncle Ben was so solid. I am still
ey World adjusting to life without him. We lost.
's off. We Uncle Clifford, Aunt Beatrice, and-
or go see now, Uncle Womack in rapid succes-
gland. We sion.
ball game I am not such a writer or smart
lever once enough to convey to you how much I
to see the loved those people! And I am certainly
hotel. We not bitter or complaining, I appreciate
rolet and how lucky we have been. But as I sat
rg to see last week at Uncle Womack's funeral
.long. I realized so well that the mantel is
you are passing. Those stalwarts of .my life,
..but this and our family's life, are leaving us.
when they What an example! What a legacy! And
I think it what memories!
. Me and And those reminiscences are
id Martha shared. I'm not alone in remembering
Barbara Granny's fried pies and her great big
ferry and heart; or Pa's careful and meticulous
Mark and approach to everything. We all knew
had to lis- F D. was about the most fun per-
:ed beans, son ever to be around; that Clifford
ato casse- loved his Herfords; Bea could grow
patiently" anything and Hugh didn't smile, he
shed back roared with laugher.
)uld move But the folks that held us togeth-
er are no longer here. I look at J. C.
ose aunts and Martha and Teresa and Russ and
il two in the rest and realize it is our turn. If
y to get a the family is going to live on we have
scuit! I've to step up. We have become the uncles
r a piece and grandmothers! And the only dif-
split my ference I can see is they are letting the
ded Tami kids eat first now.
We've had such shinning exam-
ples! I want my children and their
children, our children, to understand
and experience what family is all
about. We will all be the richer for it!
Let's don't let this "hurry up world"'
and "look to only your own needs"
society steal something precious from
I wanted to be buried between
Uncle Womack and Aunt Beatrice but
they put them too close together! I
hope and pray that someone in the
family, when my time comes, will see
fit to get me as close to them as pos-
S Respectfully,



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Mexico Beach/Tyndall Joint Exercise Affirms Abilities

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It's good to know who
you can count on and work
with in an emergency.
Last week the City of
Mexico Beach reaffirmed its
and its partners' abilities
to cope when an emergency
On the morning of
Oct. 23, the Mexico Beach
Department of Public Safety
and Tyndall Air Force Base
conducted a joint training
exercise to test emergency
response to a military air
plane crash.
The simulated drill
mimicked a military aircraft
clipping the Mexico Beach
city water tower, rupturing
the tower and causing
multiple injuries in the city
maintenance yard.
Simultaneously, the
plane "crashed" just west
of town in the boat trailer
parking lot, ejecting the pilot
and setting the surrounding
woods on fire.
"The idea was to test

valuable lessons had been
learned, Hall said, and his
emergency team had greater
confidence in their ability to
handle major accidents.
"We were running the two
scenarios simultaneously,
and we created our own
chaos," Hall explained,
describing how, as city
emergency response units
began answering the call to
the crash site, the city yard
called in reporting massive
injuries to multiple victims.
"In the first 15 minutes,
we created an internal issue
while calling in outside
help," he said. "It was quite a
learning experience."
The first response by
Hall, as first on the crash
site, was to set up an incident
command, with himself as
the incident commander,
Mexico Beach police Capt.
Glenn Norris as operations
commander at the crash
site, and Mexico Beach
police Lt. Karry Kimbler as
his counterpart at the water
According to Hall, under

said, meaning that each
commander (Hall and the Air
Force fire chief) controlled
his own resources, but
worked "hand-in-hand," he
"We were constantly
briefing our personnel
together on all situations,
using the 800 system" Hall
said, referring to the 800
megahertz (MHz) radio
communications system that
allows all law enforcement
and emergency services to
communicate on the same
radio channels.
"This was one of the
biggest pushes by the
government in recent
years, to get all emergency
responders to use this type
of system."
Gone are the days,
Hall said, of the "this is my
sandbox, so play by my
rules" attitude.
But the exercise did point
out a significant breakdown
in the 800 MHz equipment,
according to Hall.
Tyndall, he said, dialed
its "much more sophisticated

Marie Logan/The Star

Emergency medical responders prepare to move a "critical patient" at the city maintenance
yard as Mexico Beach Lt. Karry Kimbler observes.

how the levels of response
- federal, military and
volunteer meshed together,"
said Brad Hall, Mexico Beach
Director of Public Safety.
So at precisely 9 a.m.
that morning, three city
employees stretched out on
the ground around the water
tower as emergency vehicles,
sirens screaming, rolled out
of City Hall in response to
the simulated accident.
When it was all over,

the incident command
scenario, the first responder
on scene, no matter what
rank, becomes the incident
commander, taking charge,
making decisions and
assigning tasks until the
next highest-ranking official
arrives and is fully briefed.
Then that official becomes
the incident commander.
When the Air Force
units arrived, they switched
to a unified command, Hall

system" down to the local
channel "and even they were
having trouble on that," he
"The 800 didn't work as
Clearly as it needed to and we
resorted to some cell phone
use, which slows the process
because no one else can
listen to the conversations
and briefings," he said.
"We learned we have to
upgrade the system, although
the city doesn't have the

Marie Logan/The Star

Mexico Beach volunteer fire fighter Bill VanDerTulip and EMS Jay Jecha assist one of the
"patients" at the city maintenance yard during the joint emergency response exercise.

funds to do so, but maybe we
can get some grants," Hall
One of the positives of'the
exercise, Hall said, was that
"we found we worked very
well together," referring to the
federal and military agencies
from Tyndall. "In a confusing
situation, when decisions
needed to be made, no one
was territorial, everyone was
fair and involved.
"We meshed and that got
me over any fears I would
have in conducting a joint
operation," Hall said. "I now
have no fears for the future."
The two groups were
even able to start simulated
evacuation procedures in
town, practicing what Hall
said would probably be
necessary in the event of an
actual military crash.
On a local level, Hall said
he was more than pleased.
"We had a great response
from our partners in Gulf
County," he said, adding
that only a few neighboring
agencies actually participated
in the exercise.
"If this had been a real
situation, there would have
been lots more agencies on
scene," Hall said, "but it
was not necessary last week,
when all the agencies (were)

Hall said he was "still a
very firm believer in incident
command," and the Mexico
Beach Department of Public
Safety was now thinking of
implementing this type of
drill for any and all actual
calls in the department "on a
much, much smaller scale,"
he added.
"We are looking at ways
to inject this type of scenario
into all situations to keep
everyone in practice," Hall
said, adding that he plans
to alternate the incident

commander position in order
to cross-train his personnel.
"Even the newest officer
may get pushed into being
the incident commander
under some circumstances
until someone else arrives,"
Hall said, explaining his
thoughts on alternating the
IC position.
"There's no perfect
plan," Hall said, in summing
up the day's work. "But if
we get through a situation,
everybody is safe, and we get
to go home, that's a win."


Marie Logan/The Star

Firefighters from Tyndall Air Force Base, dressed in haz-
mat suits, watch smoldering 55-gallon barrels as they wait for
instructions at the simulated plane crash site in Mexico Beach.

Make the Most of Your Opinion


The Star must be
applauded for printing the
opinions of this communi-
ty. As a public agency, these
comments are particularly
important to the PSJRA.
What is often missing, how-
ever, is the in-between step
of dialogue-the exchange
of ideas or opinions versus
the appearance of unilateral
Benjamin Disraeli: "As a
general rule, the most suc-
cessful man in life is the man
who has the best informa-
tion." As a public agency, the
PSJRA will be most success-
ful by having the best infor-
mation, and that includes the
ongoing contributions of your
opinions. However, they must
be timely to include them in
the larger processes.
For example, a resident
and business owner came
to my office during the Reid-
Avenue project to express his
concerns. He also calls me on
a regular basis to note things
we may wish to address. He
has my respect for engag-
ing in the dialogue, and he
indeed has influence on the
processes of the PSJRA.
Clearly, his motivation is to
As a counter-example
(10/4 LTE), a concerned citi-
zen expressed her dismay
at the removal of the palm
trees at Reid Avenue. We cer-
tainly respect her opinion.

However, she inferred that
'this was somehow done in
secret with "Do you know-
they were removed at night?"
In fact, the PSJRA paid a pre-
mium to have the work done
during non-business hours
to reduce the negative impact
on the active businesses. She
also referenced the "stupidi-
ty" of leaving them in the "hot
sun to die." In fact, GCPS, the
company who was awarded
the contract, had continuous
drip irrigation on those roots
and changed to sprinklers
to make it clearly visible to
the public that the trees were
being tended. Those trees
now grace the landscape of
Buck Griffin Lake. How sim-
ple would a phone call (in
lieu of a printed complaint)
have been to ask questions
and express concerns, one
should think, specifically to
influence the outcome? A
specific comment directed at
the body which could actu-
ally influence the outcome
would go much further (to
influence) than generalized,
however well-meaning, com-
ments after the fact.
I should hope that we
would want to influence the
outcome of any particular
process. On the other side,
we might only want to com-
plain or showcase our opin-
ion. Do we want to influ-
ence collectively or simply be
heard individually?

Abraham Lincoln stat-
ed, "I don't like that man. I
must get to know him bet-
ter." Let's expand that to "I
don't like that idea; I must
understand more about it."
Voltaire said, "Judge a man
by his questions rather than
by his answers." Please bring
us your questions; involve
yourself in the process and
make the most of true influ-
en e. We all understand that
"TIere is wisdom in the
co ncil of many," and we
continue to encourage each
of you to involve yourself in
our processes.
The PSJRA is a public
agency. We are a small town,
ad each voice will be heard.
ut you have but to engage in
te process wh en your influ-
enrce is greatest-upfront, at
the planning stage. Your abil-
ity \to individually influence
lessens as the collective pro-
cess continues and is virtu-
ally gone by implementation.
Let's identify with,
affirm, and indeed become
ambassadors of this won-
derful city. This attitude will
attract the "best of the best"
and will, at the end of the
day, distinguish whether we
are a people that "things just
happen to" or whether we
a people that "make good
things happen." Otherwise,
"If you don't know where you
are going, any road will get
you there."

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Hot foods and cold drinks may be enjoyable together, but there is evidence that this combination can
result in dental damage. Intensive cycles of heat and cold can cause tiny cracks in tooth enamel, inviting
tooth decay and possible tooth fracture.
Heat alone seems to do no harm. Cold is the villain, and when warm teeth are suddenly exposed to
cold, the temperature drop can be shocking. Thus, if your after-dinner coffee at 140 degrees is followed by
ice cream at 35 degrees, the enamel contracts severely. The resulting pressure on the shrinking enamel may
make it crack. Repeated exposure to such temperature changes increases the possibility of tooth fracture.
One sure way to injure teeth is to chew cracked ice. The physical pressure from chewing hard ice,
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answered questions from
the audience of about two
dozen people a straw poll
was taken, resulting in a
unanimous vote to support
the move to purchase the
property with MSTU funds.
Then, at the request
of Don Butler, Gulf County
administrator, the straw
poll vote was turned into
an official motion from

the SPJBAC to the County
Commission that the county
attempt to acquire the
Nicholson property either
through eminent domain or
negotiations on a purchase
price, provided Nicholson's
petition was dropped on or
before Nov. 19.
In a special County
Commission meeting called
Oct. 29, Eiler presented

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the buy-out option to the
board. Butler presented
an e-mail he had received
from DEP confirming that
if the Nicholson petition
was dropped the DEP "will
issue the permit. That's the
only thing keeping us from
pumping sand," Butler saif.
Four of the five
commissioners were present,
with Billy Traylor absent.
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore made the motion
for the county to authorize
McFarland to negotiate a
purchase with Nicholson's
The motion passed 3-1,
Commissioner Nathan Peters
But any delays in starting
the beach restoration project
can impact gulffront property
owners, as illustrated in the
last several weeks by the
effects of the weather on
Eiler's property and that of
several of her neighbors.
At the Oct. 23 county
commission meeting, Eiler
requested, and received,
permission from the
commission to place sand
bags along the side of her
property that faces the water,
because excessive erosion is
threatening to undermine
her house.


in the federal lawsuit was
(sic) successfully addressed.
The Gulf County branch
of the NAACP and the
citizens who filed the federal
lawsuit have issued a joint
statement in support of the
redevelopment plan," the
release reads.
The statement
continues to say that the
dropping of a challenge to
the redevelopment plan
does not, and should not,
impact any other claims
in the lawsuit "for which
the NAACP reaffirmed its
support" the decision to
drop any opposition to the
expansion of the PSJRA
boundaries should facilitate
the implementation of the
redevelopment plan for
North Port St. Joe.
"Given the resolution
of this impediment, the
forward momentum of the'
redevelopment of the Port
St. Joe area according to the
master plan should be able
to proceed. This would be
for the greater good of all the
citizens of Port St. Joe," the
release concludes.
Officials with the PSJRA
deferred comment until after
Tuesday's conference with
the federal judge, though the
PSJRA board has since last
year been publicly behind
the boundary expansion
and the opportunities to
forge partnerships to bring
about substantive change
in all of Port St. Joe,
including North Port St. Joe.

Over the weekend Eiler
had several hundred sand
bags placed and brought
in seven dump truck loads
of approved beach sand to
rebuild the eroded dune at
her property.
Eiler said when she
purchased her home in
2004, the property had a
90-foot wide (front-to-back)
vegetated dune in front of
the house, plus about 60 to
75 feet of beach in front of
the dune.
That year Hurricane Ivan
took about 60 feet of the 90-
foot dune, Eiler said, but as
part of a beach initiative, she
was able to rebuild about 45
feet of the dune, and planted
"lots and lots of sea oats."
In 2005 Hurricane
Dennis undercut the cement
pad of the house, but things.
stabilized after Hurricane
Rita, Eiler said.
"Last year we had
approximately 80 feet of
beach but it would come and
go," she said.
In July of this year, the
new erosion control line
(ECL) was established about
80 feet in front of the house,
according to Eiler, and on
Labor Day she said she had
50 to 60 feet of beach.
When she addressed

Meanwhile, a joint statement
was issued that detailed that
during a June 2007 quarterly
meeting, members of the
Florida State Conference
voted unanimously to
support the county branch
and the litigants to improve
the economic viability of
North Port St. Joe though
the redevelopment process
to 1) facilitate corrective
measures to eliminate blight
and blighting conditions; 2)
purse remedies to mitigate
hazardous environmental
concerns; and 3) implement
safeguards to correct
discriminatory practices and
protect civil rights.
The joint statement also
said that the county NAACP
and NAACP economic
development director will
assist in finding the litigants
new counsel.
Last week's releases
from the NAACP are the
latest twist in a saga that has
spanned more than a year.
The lawsuit was filed
last year shortly after the
boundaries of the PSJRA
were expanded and include
claims regarding systemic
societal, environmental and
economic discrimination by
the city through the years.
It also specifically
attacked the process for
expanding the boundaries of
the PSJRA.
Depositions have been
taken in the case, some
of which become public
records during the coming

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Over last weekend, crews filled sand bags and brought in
loads of beach sand in an effort to protect Eiler's house from the
encroaching water.

commissioners on Oct. 23,
waves were breaking under
her house balcony, pushed
by high winds.
Adding to the problem
of the naturally occurring
"erosionary. hot spot,"
currently in front of her
house, which Eiler said
occurs regularly up and
down the beach, is the
problem of the exposed
concrete sea wall at the
house a few hundred yards
south of Eiler's property.
The sea wall, deemed
illegal by DEP in 2005, has
never been removed from the

month, depositions which
themselves are the subject of
some contention among some
of the litigants regarding the
tenor of those depositions
conducted by the city's
Panama City attorney.
Last month, that
attorney filed a settlement
agreement proposed by the
city and signed by five of the
13 litigants, with two other
signatures crossed out on the
filing document, a portion
of which was a handwritten
draft of the settlement.
Within days after the
proposed settlement was
filed, the litigants who
signed the agreement filed
handwritten letters, signed
the day after the agreement
was filed, of protest with the
The litigants' attorney
filed to withdraw from the
According' to parties
close to the case who did
not have authority to speak
for all parties, the city and
litigants have been talking
since, but have reached
an impasse in large part,
according to at least two of
the litigants, due to what
they considered the city's
unwillingness to negotiate on
key issues such as a say in
how redevelopment and the
spending tax increment funds
(TIF) would be facilitated.
Last week's filing by
the litigants attacks the
settlement, and the litigants'
attorney's decision to enter

beach by the property owner,
and is now creating a severe
hook in the current,-causing
waves to hit the beach on the
far side of the sea wall, then
curve back around toward
Eiler's house, carving out
the dune between the two
houses and continuing to
curve excessively inward
beyond Eiler's house for an
additional distance of several
hundred yards.
The beach restoration
project' is expected to add
a minimum of 150 feet.of
beach along the entire length
of the St. Joseph Peninsula.

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into it, on several fronts.
As part of their filing,
the litigants included a letter:
to their attorney dated last
Thursday that details their
points of contention' with'
the settlement agreement,
particularly an agreement
to dismiss all claims with'
"prejudice," meaning they
could not be raised again.
The litigants assert in
the letter that the settlement
is not "in their best interest,"
and asks the court to deny the
enforcement of the "alleged
settlement agreement."
City manager Lee
Vincent said he had not seen
either the recent filings or
press release and could not


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Port St. Joe Secures District 1-1A

Crown; Home Field to Start Playoffs

By Bill Gamblin
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Port St. Joe rebounded from
early season adversity and improved
to 6-0 in District 1-1A while claim-
iing yet another title Tuesday with a
21-7 win over Jay.
The showdown was a make-
up from Sept. 21 when a tropical
storm front postponed the game.
I The Royals would not go away
;and cut the lead to 14-7 when
Brandt Hendricks scored from the
2 to cut the Tiger Sharks' lead in
half with 7:19 remaining in the
Game, Tyler DeGraaf adding the
Extra point.
Port St. Joe (6-2 overall) recov-
'ered an ensuing onside kick and
went to work from its 31 with a
clock to burn and a backfield ready
to do so.
Coach John Palmer called 12
consecutive running plays before
Chaz Byrd rumbled 15 yards for
a clinching, touchdown. Just as
important, the Royals only had
1:28 remaining on the clock after
the sophomore reached the end

"They had packed the inside
on us all night long," said Byrd,
who finished with 122 yards on 18
carries. Forty-six came on the final
"I knew I had to get the ball
in the end zone and the line did
a great job stepping up and doing
some major blocking."
Jay (6-2, 5-1) would not yield
despite falling behind 14-0 by the
2:57 mark of the first quarter.
"We haven't played that big or
fast all season long," Coach Elijah
Bell. "It took us awhile for us to
learn our angles.
"This is not something you can
work on in practice, but you have to
adjust to during live action."
Jay capitalized on the Sharks'
only fumble of the game and
marched 94 yards for its touch-
"I expected a game like this,"
Palmer said. 'Jay is a very tough
team and has as much class as any
team in the state of Florida.
"They have expectations here
and they fought us very hard."
Port St. Joe took advantage
of an early Royals' miscue as Jay

turned the ball over on the second
play of the game at its 31. Six plays
later, quarterback Mat Gannon
found Phil Fuze in the end zone
with a 13-yard pass.
After forcing Jay to punt on.
its next possession, the Sharks
marched from their 13 to a second
touchdown. Greg Farme, capped a
quick drive with a 57-yard touc h-
down run. From thai point, both
defenses took over until the fourth
Palmer said compare isons could
be made with lIs current squad
and the Port St. Joe team that won
the state title in 2005. especially il
how it has had:to handle adversity.
"This team lias overcome some
injuries early onr this season along.
with other issues and have bonded
as a team," Palmer said. "I am very
proud of this group and the way
they have stuck together through
all of the adversity. "
Port St. Joe's defense allowed
only 227 yards with Hendricks
passing for 91 yards and rushing
for 78 on 18 carries.
The Tigers Sharks' offense
amassed 267 yards rushing on 47

Bill Gamblin/Florida Freedom Newspapers
Jordan McNair sweeps right end.

carries and Gannon passed for 82
Despite the loss, the Royals
also are headed to the postseason,
having already clinched the runner-

up spot in 1-1A.
Both teams have a short turn-
around before playing Friday night.
Port St. Joe is at Wewahitchka and
Jay hosts Franklin County.

Port St. Joe Runs Over Freeport

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The preliminaries are
over and now Port St. Joe
prepares for the main bout
under Tuesday night lights.
The Sharks (5-2 overall, 5-0
in District 1-1A) manhandled
Freeport from the opening
whistle in a 55-10 victory to
set up a 5 p.m. ET Tuesday
showdown at Jay to secure
the district title as part of
a three-games-in-seven-days
stretch run.
The busy week, and the
big trip to Jay, which also
entered Friday undefeated in
the district, was necessitated
by a tropical weather sys-
tem that postponed the game
Sept. 21.
For the fifth-straight

week, all victories, Port St.
Joe totaled more than 300
yards of offense the Sharks
had 302 at halftime and the
defense did the rest, scoring
twice in the second half to
cement the lopsided win.
"We were hoping to get
on top early and not have to
grind it out into the third and
fourth quarters," said Port
St. Joe coach John Palmer.
"Now it is important for our
guys to get some good rest
this weekend and be ready
for Tuesday."
Any doubts about the
outcome were eased in the
first eight minutes of the
Freeport (2-6, 2-4)
attempted an onside kick on
the opening kickoff, but the
Sharks recovered at their

They needed just six
plays to cover the 54 yards
.to a touchdown, Chaz Byrd
(a game-high 144 yards on
12 carries) rushing for 44
yards, including the final 11.
over right tackle.
Philip Fuze added the
extra point to make it 7-0.
Freeport, which man-
aged just 64 total yards in
the half, 29 coming on one
play, was forced to punt from
its 43 after managing the first
of just six first downs for the
Byrd turned the ensuing
play into another touchdown
when he broke two tackles at
the line of scrimmage on a
trap play and sprinted past
the Bulldog secondary for a
63-yard touchdown that Fuze
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with the extra point.
Three plays later, Darrell I
Smith intercepted a pass
from Bulldog quarterback
Cole Weeks and returned it
to the Freeport 29.
And four plays after that
freshman Calvin Pryor swept
around the right end from the
2 for a touchdown and Fuze
made it 21-0 with 4:36 still
left in the opening period.
After another Freeport
punt pinned the Sharks at
their 17, they needed just
five plays to cover 83 yards.
most of it coming from Smith
(84 rushing yards) who
broke over- left tackle, shed a
Bulldog defender and bolted
52 yards to the end zone.
Fuze's extra point pushed y
the score to 28-0 before the
quarter was over.
"We did a good job com-
ing out early," Palmer said.
"Our offensive line opened
some holes and I thought
our defense played well. We
had some lapses, but overall
I thought our team played
The second quarter
started much as the first
ended when Weeks was inter-
cepted by Tyrone Dawson at
the Bulldog 29.
Four plays later, Port St.
Joe quarterback Matt Gannon
took the snap from his 12,
escaped what appeared to be
a sure sack and found Javion
Langston in the right flat.

Lady Gators Take

District Crown

Wewahitchka (13-12)
beat county rival in the semi-
finals and Liberty County in
the championship match to
win the District 3-2A vol-
leyball title, advancing to a
Region 1-2A matchup with
North Florida Christian.
The match was
Wednesday night, after dead-
lines for this edition.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Wewahitchka 4,
Port St. Joe 1
After Liberty County dis-
pa hed West Gadsden in
thr e games in the first semi-
finl, the Lady Gatorsswept
the final three games against
its county rival for a 18-25,
25-2 25-14, 25-15 victory.
S atalya Miller had 18
service points, two aces, 10
spikes a kill and three blocks
to lead Wewahitchka.
Mary Taunton added
eight service points, 24
assists, one spike and two
digs; Kelly Weeks had seven
service points, 20 assists and
one dig; and Sharee Addison

chipped in with six service
points, three spikes and two
Thursday, Oct. 25
Wewahitchka 3,
Liberty County 2
Again, the Lady Gators
lost the first game but came
back to dominate the final
game for the district title 16-
25, 25-11, 25-18, 21-25 and
Nikita Miller led the way
for the Lady Gators with 20
service points, three aces, 17
spikes, five kills and seven
Kelly Weeks added 12
service points, 33 assists
and two digs; Natalya Miller
had 1 service points, one
ace, 11 spikes, two kills, one
dig and four blocks; Kayla
Williams added eight service
points, two aces, 21 spikes,
eight kills, five digs and 5
blocks; and Sharee Addison
chipped in with eight ser-
vice points, seven spikes, two
kills and four digs.

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The Sharks' swarming defense held Freeport to just 64 total
ards in the first half.

Langston broke inside to
lose a defender and dashed
into the end zone and the
Sharks were up 35-0 after
Fuze's- extra point.
The Sharks appeared to
relax a bit and Freeport took
A fumble by Ramone
Beard was recovered by the
Bulldogs and converted into a
40-yard field goal by Spencer.
After forcing a Port St.
Joe punt from the Shark 21
on the ensuing possession,
the Bulldogs took over in
Port St. Joe territory at the
Three plays later, with
the clock melting away to
halftime, the Bulldogs con-
verted a halfback pass, Josh
Rhodes to Hoss Morrison
behind the secondary, for a
29-yard touchdown to pull to
within 35-10 at halftime.
The second half was
marked by three big plays,
all from Port St. Joe.
Near the midpoint of the
third quarter Smith scooped
up a Freeport fumble at the
Shark 49, slipped the grasp

of two Bulldogs and rumbled
to a touchdown.
The next time the Sharks
touched the ball, they faced
third down at their 22 when
Gannon found Jordan McNair
in the left flat at the 34.
McNair cut back against
the grain and crossed the
field while covering the rest
of the 78 yards to pay dirt
and a 49-10 lead after Fuze's
extra point.
Fuze applied the punc-
tuation on the game's final
play when Weeks and Colby
Thomas collided on a han-
doff, Weeks fumbling at the
Bulldog 21 and Fuze grabbed
the ball and sprinted
untouched into the end zone
as the gun sounded.
"Port St. Joe did a good
job," said Freeport coach
Jim Anderson. "They have a
real good team as they usu-
ally do, but I can't fault the
effort of our team. Our .kids
played hard regardless of the
After traveling to Jay, the
Sharks will be on the road
at county rival Wewahitchka
next Friday.

Reserved Seats Available for

Tiger Sharks Hoops Season

Reserved seats are still
available for the upcoming
2007-08 Port St. Joe High
School Tiger Sharks basket-
ball season.
This year's home sched-
ule includes games against
Bay, West Gadsden and
Franklin County and begins
with a Tip-Off Classic with
a field ,that includes Holmes
County and Springfield!
Rutherford on Nov. 13 and
Nov. 15.
The annual Gulf County
Classic has been moved to
Jan. 5, 2008.
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for every game; free use of

the hospitality room; prior-
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road playoff games; excellent
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with your season pass.
Once again, the price 1$
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be able to enjoy those seats
during playoff games though
the state-mandated entrance
lee sulll must be paid
To reserve your seats
contact Mrs. Taylor at Port
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questions direct them to
Coach Derek Kurnitsky at
the high school, 229-8251.

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By Ken Barnes
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Jay jumped to a 27-0 lead cata-
.pulted by Dale Barlow's 97-yard
kickoff return as the Royals cruised
to a 40-6 win over the Wewahitchka
Gators Friday night.
The Gators (2-6, 1-5 in District
1-A) caught fire with 6:21 left in the
second quarter going 68 yards in
12 plays. Cody Wade hit Brendan
Tift on consecutive passes totaling
14 yards and then found Coulton
Price on an 11-yard strike. That

set up Chance Knowles for a 9-yard
Jay (6-1, 5-0) made it 40-6 by
halftime, however, and in the sec-
ond half Jay coach Elijah Bell went
to his reserves.
The Royals will be playing Port
St. Joe on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in a
1-1A showdown.
Wade had a rough night in the
pocket going 4 for 20 for 39 yards
with three interceptions. Knowles
carried the ball 12 times for 47
yards to lead the Gators, who
totaled 77 total yards as they lost

minus-38 due to the Royals defense
registering four sacks.
Jay finished the game with 287
yards offensively as quarterback
Brandt Hendricks went 6 of 10 for
165 yards before being pulled in
the first half.
The Gators took a muffed punt
at the Jay 38 and had a chance to
close the gap, but ended up turn-
ing the ball over on downs at the
Royals' 16 as Wade's fourth-down
pass fell incomplete.

Lions Club Revamps Sportsmen's Banquet

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
One of the most antici-
pated sportsmen's gatherings
in Gulf and Franklin coun-

ties has a new name and a
greater community focus.
The Gulf-Franklin
Sportsmen's Banquet will be
held Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5:30
p.m. at the Box-R Ranch.


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An annual fundraiser
that historically benefited
Ducks Unlimited, a national
non-profit organization dedi-
cated to protecting habitats
for North America's water-
fowl, will now benefit com-
munity projects undertaken
by the Port St. Joe Lions
Club, a longtime event host.
Lions Club member and
past president Jim Norton
said the changes reflect a
decline in area Ducks
Unlimited membership and
a desire to keep funds raised
in Gulf and Franklin coun-
"In the past, Ducks
Unlimited sent most of it out
of state to national sponsors,

who used it as they saw fit,"
noted Norton.
A civic-minded group
whose members have served
as the official Scallop Festival
chefs for four years, the
Lions Club plans to dazzle
attendees with their culinary
Charlie Norton will pre-
pare his signature steak din-
ners, Alfia Mirabella will be
serving up his famous Greek
salad and Jimmy McNeill and
Tommy Ward have donated
At 5:30 p.m., attendees
will enjoy cocktails and appe-
tizers and preview items in
the silent and live auctions.
Dinner begins at 6:30

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p.m. beneath a canopy of live
oaks and palms.
Norton described Box-R
Ranch, which borders the
Jackson River, just off of
Lake Wimico, "one of the
most unique outside venues
that there is' in the Florida
The Lions Club has
received $25,000 in con-
tributions of prizes for the
raffle and auctions, which
include hunting rifles, shot-
guns, offshore fishing trips,
vacation rentals on Cape San
Bias and Mexico Beach, rods
and reels, children's clothes,
duck decoys, binoculars, a
kayak, archery set and origi-
nal oil paintings.

Tickets are $50 for indi-
viduals, $80 for couples and
$25 for children. They are
available at Preble Rish and
Hannon Insurance in Port St.
Joe and Apalachicola State
Bank in Apalachicola.
In 30 years, the event
has grown from 20 attendees
to this year's expected crowd
of 300.
Norton urges those inter-
ested to purchase tickets
prior to the event, but notes,
"We'll try to accommodate
everybody we can accommo-
For ticket information,
call 227-7200, 229-7900,
227-1133 or 227-5883.

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Port Saint Joe, FL 32456

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Come try our very own Shrimp Gumbo, Crawfish etouffe and more
fls well as a full fill fimerican line up of Steaks, Seafood, Specialty Salads,
Gourmet Sandwiches and a Child's menu.
Conveniently located on mainstreet in Wewahitchka. One block North of
SHlwy 22. Call ahead for business hours and daily lunch and dinner specials.
20 minute drive from Mexico Beach & porl Nt. Joe up Hlwy 1 850-639-9444

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Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


photo courtesy of Debbie Hooper
Benny Roberts (center) and wife, Ann, smile from the VIP seats as John Reeves (right) looks
on. Reeves, a former city commissioner, made the June 13 motion to rename the sports complex
In Roberts' honor.

son returned home for the
'Sometime thereafter, Ann
Roberts received a telephone
all from Elsie Dawson, who
ved behind the ball field.
Dawson said, "Mrs.
oberts, I know how Benny
moves to work on those ball
helds, but does he have to do
It at 11:30 at night?"
f In time, Benny Roberts
covered the ditch between
the two fields, installed storm
%vater pipe and enlarged one
pf the fields to accommodate
the older boys in the pony

He later constructed the
third and fourth fields across
Tenth Street for use by minor
league teams.
Even after his tenure as
recreation director was over,
Roberts remained a fixture at
the ball fields, often cooking
hamburgers, chicken and
ribs for athletic fundraisers.
Taking the podium,
Roberts said he could
think of no other words but
"thank you" to express his
He acknowledged
the work of numerous
individuals who toiled to

make the sports park the
impressive facility it is today,
and looked back fondly at his
time as recreation director.
"There are very few
times in a person's life that
he gets to work at a job that
he loves," said Roberts. "To
be able to work and get paid,
I felt like I was stealing every
time they paid me."
Roberts closed by
thanking the city for the
honor and telling attendees,
"Anything I can do for you,
always let me know and, I'll
do my best to help you."

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Esta Picks

Our local real estate experts have identified what they feel are
the best values around and are offering them to you in Real
Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate
values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San
Bias, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas.


St. Joe Beach

S 136 Santa
Anna St.

Sit on your decks and enjoy
your views of the gulf or take
a short walk to the beach!
This very special home has
been designed with beautiful
hardwood floors, plantation
shutters and many other "extras" that you don't usually find at this
price. The live oak trees and other lush vegetation lend privacy to
this beautiful home. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs and
separate "guest quarters" downstairs with a bedroom, bath and living
area, you'll enjoy the versatile floor plan. Owners are motivated.

Jim and B. J. and Palmer
r710 Hwy 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32456
ten 850-648-1010 office
Realty 850-340-1981 cell
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MLS 205175 $1,099,000 Cape San Bias

Cape San Bias
Gulf Front


Gulf front, 3618 square feet,
4BR, plus 2 extra rooms,
4.5BA home with beachside
pool. Lowest priced ($303 per
square foot) gulf front single family home. Easily sleeps 14 to 20
people for maximum rental income. Granite counter tops, roughed
in elevator, bonus spaces galore.


Rex and Anne Anderson
4288 Cape San Bias Road
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-1800

MLS # 204014 $235,000 White City
4.8 ACRES.

If you are a developer looking for the best spot for
your next subdivision or looking for an estate size lot'
to spread out and still be close to town, this parcel is
for you! Conveniently located near the White City Park
and Boat Ramp, you can be in the water in minutes!
BONUS: 3BR/ 2BA income producing rental home on
the property. DON'T MISS THIS GREAT BUY! Call
Kaye today!


St. Joe Beach

202 Sea
Shores Drive

St Fantastic buy on this ,like
ne"ro n home in Summer Place.
E nioy the community pool and
Viev of the gulf Only steps
to the beach. Spacious, open
plan is perfect for entertaining.
Oversized parking pad will accommodate your boats and other toys!
Home feates three bedrooms and three baths, vaulted ceilings, and
crown molding. Summer Pace is andeedarestricted community of 19
lots. SELLeMOTIVATED. $435 .'000

Jim and B. J and Palmer
710 Hwy 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32456
1ogn? caa850-648-1010 office
oRp t3 850-340-1981 cell 2


$119,900 Cape San Bias


Excellent investment opportunity!
..- .Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty,
the Gulf Coast's real estate
leader, enthusiastically presents
Redfish Cove. Lots in this new
community on stunning Cape
'* San Bias feature a long list of
anromenes including central water and'sewer, ribbon curbed
roads, dedicated access to St. Joseph Bay with planned dock/
pier, decorative and landscaped entrance, architectural review
committee, commercial and residential zoning, and HOA with
reasonable fees, covenants and restrictions. Located near St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park. Prices starting at $119,900. FREE

Port St. Joe Office.
252 Marina Dr.,
S Port St. Joe, FL 32456
can oICa Reallyi, t 850-227-5569

MLS 202236 -$242,000 Wewahitchka
211 Charlie
Gaskin Rd

3/2 w/bonus 1887sf Bldrs Home. Hardwoods firs, solid
surface countertops, custom cabinetry,ss appliances, built
in '06. Beautiful landscaped yard w/white picket fencing
in front and privacy in back. Screened back porch allows
for cool breezes year rbund. Considerable reduced pricing
offered at Open House.

Diana Taunton
Gulf County Realty
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S (s)o> 639* 5004 Toll Free @ (866)335-4853 j

MLS 201413 $198,000 Port St. Joe
house at a
really great


3 bedrooms/2 baths. Lots' of living space with huge
enclosed back porch, living room, den and separate
dining room. This great house has a separate carport
with workshop, fenced back yard. Nice view of the new
city lakes and park. Call Natalie Shoaf 850-227-4355 to
take a look at this house. Asking price $198,000

iGulf Coast Really, Inc.

Natalie Shoaf
252 Marina Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 25, 2007 SECTION B

PSJ Elementary Celebrates

Red Ribbon Week

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe Elementary 'School stu-
dents took their drug-free message to the
streets on Friday in a parade that capped off
five days of Red.Ribbon Week activities.
The youths, clad in red and holding
aloft posters adorned with anti-drug senti-
ments, marched down Cypress Avenue, 19"'
Street arid Long Avenue before returning
to the gymnasium for a Red Ribbon Week
Along their route, they chanted, sang
and marched in time to drums played by
Mitch Bouington's Port St. Joe High School
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band students.
They were joined by school resource
officer Stacie Strickland, driving in the
lead car, parents, city and county police,
and Sheriff Joe Nugent, who walked a K-9
At the rally, students sang the Red
Ribbon Week theme song, set to the tune of
"Old Macdonald Had a Farm."
Several lucky students won red Frisbees,
water bottles, footballs and calculators in
drawings that awarded participation in the
week's themed events.
On Monday, students "joined the team
against drugs" by wearing Port St. Joe
Elementary School T-shirts.

On Tuesday, they "socked it to drugs" by
wearing crazy socks.
On Wednesday, they learned that "life is
sweet drug free." Students wore crazy hats
and enjoyed free lollipops.
SOn Thursday. they "joined the fight
against 'drugs", by donning camouflage and
combat boots./
During the week, Guest speaker Master'
Sgt. Dimitri Parham shared his experiences
dealing with drug abusers, and students
learned how to better cope with peer pres-
sure by wIatching instructional videos.
Port St. Joe' Elementary School prin-
cipal Melissa Ramsey credited guidance
counselor DeEtta Smallwood with making

the school's Red Ribbon Week a success.
"It's truly been a proactive campaign
she's put together." said Ramsey.
SUnderscoring the importance of teach-
ing .oung children the pitfalls of drug
abuse, Ramsev noted several alarming sta-
tistics contained within the 2006 Florida
Youth Substance Abuse Sun ev.
A collaborative effort between the
Florida departments of Health. Education.
Children and Families. Juvenile Justice and
the Governor's Office of Drug Control, the
survey was administered last spring to 609
Gulf County students in grades 6-12.
(See RIBBONS on Page 14B)

Reflections on The Wall:

SThe Star continues its sneak peak at
Reflections on The Wall, a special publi-
cation commemorating the 25" anniver-
sary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Washington, D.C.
The publication will be distributed in
W '. .

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.

Beacon Hill resident David E. Kelly,

Jr. served as a U.S. Army Memorial
Activities Specialist during the Vietnam
War and processed the remains of sol-
diers killed on the battlefield.
This excerpt from the story. "No
Ordinary Soldier" by Star Staff Writer
Despina Williams tells of Kelly's first
recovery mission in Qui-Nhon, Vietnam.

A Young Girl
In his first recovery mission- inside
Vietnam, Kelly accompanied a Puerto
Rican named Vargas to the Army hospital
to retrieve the body of a seven or eight-
year-old Vietnamese girl.
They found the girl lying on the
morgue floor, with tubes still attached.
The doctors had tried to save her life, but
were unsuccessful.
Vargas, a draftee who didn't believe
the U.S. should draft Puerto Ricans, told
Kelly to throw her in a body bag.
Moved by the sight of the girl, Kelly
began removing her tubes and asked a
nurse for a sheet.
When he lifted her from the floor, he
noted her slight weight and soft hair.
"She didn't weigh nothing but 20 or
30 pounds at the most. I could pick her
up with one hand," remembered Kelly.

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in Qui-Nhon, South Vietnam. Kelly served during' the Vietnam War as a U.S. Army Memorial (See REFLECTIONS on Page 13B)
Activities Specialist and processed the remains of soldiers killed on the battlefield.

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2B Thursday, November 1, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Kenzie Turns One
Kenzie Auren Barber flew in this month to celebrate her
first birthday at her Nana & Poppa Gaddis' house. Also cel-
ebrating birthdays with her were Aunt Stephanie and Uncle
Stephen. Kenzie's Mom (Jennifer Gaddis Barber), her great
grandparents (Jim & Elsie Middleton) and her Uncle Will all
joined in on the festivities. Kenzie's Daddy was TDY in Texas
and parted with her before her Florida trip.

BID NO. 0708-03
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids
for purchase of the following:
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk's Office at the
Gulf County Courthouse, Room 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Please submit four (4) copies of your bid and indicate on the
envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID
and include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, November 2 2007. Bids
will be opened at this location on Monday, November 5, 2007
at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Publish: October 25 & November 1, 2007 Adt2007-114

October 31, 2007 November 6, 2007

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S(off Garrison Ave)
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
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(off 71 N)
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
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Clase andSpeeyle /o i2aprr
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Whitfield of Wewahitchka, would
like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Jamie Elizabeth Chase, to Mr. Jason Speegle of Lynn Haven,
Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darelle Nelson and the
late Robert Speegle of Lynn Haven. He is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Randolph Hamm ofAbbeville, AL and the late Mike
Freeman of Highland Park, FL.
Jamie is the daughter of the late James Chase of Mobile,
AL. She is the granddaughter of the late Price and Mary
Melvin of Wewahitchka, Mavis Chase of Mobile, AL, Art
and Joyce Schaefer of Milton, FL and Bernice Whitfield of
Jason has been employed with Lewis Bear Company of
Panama City as a sales representative for five years.
Jamie, a former employee 'of Carpet Country for eight
years in Port St. Joe is now working with Machelle Sparks
of Panama City.
A November 3rd wedding is planned at the Westside
Baptist Church in Wewahitchka at 5:00 p.m. with the Rev.
Dave Fernandez performing the ceremony. A reception will
follow at the Wewahitchka Community Center; all family and
friends are invited to share in this union.

50 ton Trqvel Lift
Yachts: 30 65 feet
LargerVessels: 1,000 ton
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At the junction of Gulf County Canal and
ICW near White City
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R. Charles Nichols Jr., M.D.

Full Time Board Certified Radiation Oncologist
Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of
Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Residency: Shands Hospital at the University of
Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Available for Initial Consultation or Second Opinion

Bay Medical Regional Cancer Center
615 North Bonita Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 747-6972
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Parker Lemieux is One
Parker McKenzie Lemieux turned 1 on September 26
and celebrated with her family and friends.

Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat Society "Beach Belles" will be having'a
get-together on Monday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 CT. a.m. A Red
Hat-Mexican-Halloween party given by Mary Jo Walsh at 114
Fortner Ave. the-CASA-de-Perro (yellow+bluehouse). Ladies
please bring fingerfoods (cover dish) to share.
We should have a spooky... time. Please come!
RSVP Mary Jo Walsh-648-1119 or Karen Buddo-647-
We are now open to new members.

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Teaching First Aid!

Available now for adoption .from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Alvin a beagle mix puppy (pictured); Fran
& Freckles, fourteen week old female pups;
orange kittens, about twelve weeks old;
Smiley, a chocolate colored female pup about
six months; Rosie, a cocker spaniel, white/
gold, grown; Sassy, a nice female brindle
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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Seven boy scouts from Troop 47 earned the first aid merit badge. This is an important merit badge that is required for the rank
.of Eagle. Dr. Curry earned the rank of Star as a youth in Scouting. Troop 47 is sponsored by Port St. Joe Rotary Club and meefs at
7:30 every Monday night at the Scout Center. New members are welcome.

* General Medicine
* Dermatology
* Flea C Parasite Control
* Yearly Checkups & Vaccines

Located at 324 Long Ave. in Port St. Joe
Open M-F 8-5

Call us at (850)227-7270

Free Veterans' Day Dinner
The Wewa VFW Auxiliary will be hosting the 121' Annual
-free dinner for Veterans and family. We appreciate our veter-
:ans and invite you to dinner, entei-tainment and door prizes
-5n Friday, November 9 at the Wewa Community Center at 6
:p.m. For question or directions please call President Flora
-Blackman at 639-5840.

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p n ; Rutu.. .=t ic. Gates
Since 1982 Ser\ing the Panhandle
(850) 227-9866

Where Residents Are

The warm, family feelnrib ,. B.i, Si .l:plph t .a & Rehjb Ii mll ... Center is
an extension of our commitment to provide the highest level of care while
furnishing our residents with the warmth and comfort of a home.

* Skilled Nursing 24/7 Wound Care
* Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Respite Care
SIV Administration Podiatry Services
* Nutrition Management Social Services
* Daily Activity Programs Individual Nutritional Plans
* Pain Management *Medication Administration
SBay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation Center
220 9th Street Port St Joe, FL 32456
ph (850) 229-8244 fax (850) 229-1042


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No Need to Wonder Where It's At!
Music on the Deck 7 pm ET Fun Atop the Crow's Nest
Randy Tue Thur Sat Et Sun Karaoke, DJ & Dancing.
Sarah Gaskins Wed Wed, Fri E Sat 8 pm ET
Barry Henson Fri Enjoy the View
Package Store Open
Mon Sat 10:30 am 1 am ET Sunday I pm lam
Great Selection of Your F.s ornte Eeer wines Et Spirits
At the Corner of Hwy 98 &t 386, Beacon Hill 647-8310

The Fish House
: 850'648-8950
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
SFresh Seafood Steak Daily Lunch Specials

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' Mexico Beach

7:00 am 9:00 pm
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/ Lookout Lounge
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Rhoda Adlerstein
Rhoda Adlerstein died peacefully at home in Aventura,
surrounded by her loving family, on Friday morning, after a
brave year-long struggle with cancer.
Daughter of Menachem Mendel and Hesha Feldman, she
was born March 2, 1928 in Montreal, Canada. She graduated
from Commercial High School, and later attended Sir George
Williams College and The Ohio State University.
She married Hersh L. Adlerstein on June 1, 1949. She
became active in Jewish community life, in Buffalo, NY,
Columbus, OH and for the past 21 years in South Florida.
She was a member of Temple Sinai, where she sang in the
choir. She also worked at JC Penney, and volunteered with
the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Rhoda is survived 'by her husband, three daughters,
Deena (Robert) Weiss-Dennis, of North Miami Beach; Naomi
(Gregory) Siegler, of North Miami; and Judith Adlerstein, of
New York City; one son, David Adlerstein; of Apalachicola;
grandchildren Saroj and Maxwell Siegler, and Jennifer
Dennis; sisters-in-law Miriam Adlerstein and Riva Weiss, of
Boston, MA, and Ida Feldman, of Toronto, Canada; brother-
in-law Alexander Janow, of Aventura; and nieces and neph-
ews Rosalee, Marsha, Lois, Lori, Alan and Julie.

Preceding her in death were sisters, Dolly Janow and
Bessie Goretsky, and brother Morris Feldman.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Temple Sinai in
North Miami Beach, with Rabbi David Young officiating.
Burial followed at Lakeside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be
made to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 200
South Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.

Betty Jo Whitfield Beebe
Betty Jo Whitfield Beebe, born April 21, 1938, in
Wewahitchka, FL, went to be with her Lord on Thursday,
October 25, 2007. She is survived by 6 children: Marie
Dykes Macek, Robert Dykes, Beth Dykes Profitt, John Dykes,
Charles Dykes & Patricia Fowler Ryan; Twelve grandchildren
& Four great grandchildren; a sister, Luella King, and a
brother, Willie Whitfield. A short viewing will be held at 9:00
a.m. CDT Saturday, October 27, 2007 followed by the funeral
at 10:00 a.m. CDT at Glad Tidings Assembly of God church
in Wewahitchka. Burial will follow at Jehu Cemetery.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

Oygg Squire Parsons at Cody


Bernice Speights Family Thank You
The family of Emily Bernice Leslie Speights would like to
say thanks. We appreciate all the kind words, visits, cards,
phone calls and especially the prayers. May God richly bless
each of you and you are forever in our prayers.
The Speights Family

Gospel music artist and songwriter, Squire Parsons will
be in concert at the Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church on
Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Squire Parsons is known
for his tenure with the legendary gospel music quartet,
"The Kingsmen," in the early 70's as well as his annointed
songwriting of songs such as "Sweet Beulah Land," "The
Broken Rose," "Oh, What a Moment," and many more. Cody
PH Church is located at 3812 Tram Road (Hwy 259) in
Monticello, Florida off Capital Circle in Tallahassee. There
will be no admission charge. A love offering will be received.
For more information contact the church at 850-997-6774.

Family of Thomas Brock Thank You Thank You, Highland View!

We would like to express our thanks for the prayers,
visits, food, cards, and gifts that we received during our time
of sorrow.
The family of Thomas L. Brock

Honeyville United Methodist Church will celebrate home-
coming with special services November 4, the first Sunday in
November. The worship services will begin at 10:00 a.m.
CST and Rev. Jeremy Pridgeon will be preaching a bible
A covered dish lunch will be spread in the fellowship hall
at approximately 12:00 noon.
Please join us for worship and fellowship.
We welcome and encourage you to be prepared to share
your memories, special songs, music, or any other talent you
may wish to share.
Call Rev. Anthony Cuchens, pastor, at (850) 639-3411
or Henrietta Branch at (850) 827-8863 for more information
about homecoming.
The church is located four miles south of Wewahitchka,
FL on Hwy. 71.

Abe Springs Baptist

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This past Saturday Highland View had a community
fall festival hosted by the Highland View Church of God
and Highland View Baptist. It was a great day of free food;
fun games, and candy for the family. Here at the Church of
God we had a wonderful time working alongside the Baptist
church and spending time with people in the community. It
could not have been such a success, though, without all the
hard work from the church people and donations from the
community. Thanks to all the church members, from both
churches, for all your hard work!! We just wanted to take a
minute to say thank you in return for the great day. Thank
you to Piggly Wiggly, Dixie Dandy, and Lulu's Sweet Shop for
the food, drink, and cake donations. Thank you to Capital
City Bankand Coastal Community Bank for the use of the
tents. Thank you to all who showed up to UNITE in fun and
fellowship for the day. God Bless! From Pastor Westbrook
and Pastor Riley!

Highland View Church of

God "Youth Night"
Highland View Church of God is located at 482 Pompano
Street Port St. Joe (Highland View area). We meet every
Monday night at 6:30 p.m. If you need a ride make sure to
call (229-6235) by Monday 4:00 p.m. We would love for you
to be a part in youth choir, drama, mission trips, Christian
concerts, and fundraisers. We also have Sunday school
(classes for all ages) at 9:45 a.m. and Bible Classes on
Wednesday (classes for all ages) at 7:00 p.m. Please call by
4 p.m. if you need a ride. Can't wait to see you here!!!

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Abe Springs Baptist Church will be having Homecoming
on Sunday, Nov. 4. The singing will start at 10:30 featuring
the Willing Vessels and Sister Elizabeth McCormick from
Panama City. Dinner will be served after the morning ser-
vice in the fellowship room. Everyone is cordially invited to
attend this homecoming service.
For more information call 674-5880 or 674-4376 after
5:00 p.m.




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

Pastor: James Wiley
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip disciples for the
increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45'
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL

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Methodist Church Of Apalachicola
First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola will be host-
ing a pancake breakfast. Located at 73 5th Street on Sat-
urday, November 3, 2007, 7:00am-10:00am Adults $6.00,
Children $3.00.

Pastor's Anniversary
New Life Christian Center Church would like to invite
everyone to come out and help us celebrate our pastors',
Johnny and Shirley Jenkins, 14th Church Anniversary.
November 4, at 11:00 a.m. the speaker of the hour will be
Pastor L.D. Martin of the Love Center Church of Apalachicola.
Dinner will be served at the senior citizens building after the
service, so please come and help us celebrate our man and
woman of God of New Life.

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m CST

Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist (hurth
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

,l tAi' "A Reformed Voice
-'Ia. in the Community"

|I O Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School ......................................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship...................................... 10:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Service ......................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............................... 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship....................6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School
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William F. "Bill" Roemer
Mr. William E "Bill" Roemer, 70, of Wewahitchka, passed
away Thursday, October 25, 2007, in a Panama City Hospital
following an extended illness. Born in Woodbridge, NJ, he
had been a long time resident of Wewahitchka and worked
as a surveyor doing road construction. He later worked for
Taunton Truss Company. Mr. Roemer was a hard worker
who loved children and who instilled a strong work ethic
in his family. He played basketball for Wewahitchka High
School in 1954, 1955, and 1956 and they won two State
Championships while he was on the team. He attended
Honeyville United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Roemer,
and his parents, William Roemer, Sr., and Paula Roemer.
Survivors include his sons, Gary A. Roemer and wife
Ann, of Wewahitchka, Michael A. Roemer of Pensacola,
and Jeffery A. Roemer of Wewahitchka; his granddaugh-
ter, Natasha L. Roemer; his great-granddaughter, Ketyana
Amarie Moore, both of Pensacola; three sisters, Pauline
Frey-Scott and husband Bob of Statesboro, GA, Clara Harris
of Williston, SC, and Virginia "Ginny" McCord and husband
Roy of Woodville,FL; also the entire Taunton family.
The funeral service were held at 2:00 EM. CDT Sunday,
October 28, 2007, at the graveside in Roberts Cemetery,
conducted by the Rev. Anthony Cucherns. Interment followed;
His nephews all served as active pallbearers. Asked to serve
as honorary pallbearers were his basketball teammates;
Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the
Gulf County Senior Citizens Association, 120 Library Drive,
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

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First Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
3",,. Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper ......................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ................. 7:49 am ET
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God's Busy

The devil's image with the words:
"God's Busy. Can I Help?" were
stamped on Brenda's t-shirt. Many
people find this humorous.
Not me.
The Bible verse John 10:10 is often
used in churches to define the devil's
attributes: "The thief comes only to
steal and kill and destroy." He blinds
people to the truth--not funny.
Brenda and her partner Richard
looked desperate. They were just out
of jail, nearly homeless, broke, and
hopeless; in their thirties they were
engulfed in a devil-destroyed lifestyle.
We had met a few days earlier.
They allowed me to pray with them,
asking God to provide jobs. God wasn't
too busy.
Arriving home an hour later, I spot-
ted a help-wanted job listed by an
acquaintance. I thought: "This is God."
Wow, a quick answer to prayer. I did
some legwork and tried to connect
Richard with this construction job.
Richard declined the offer, decid-
ing in favor of temporary work with a
traveling carnival. When drove them
an hour north to their new job, Richard
was holding one of his few posses-
sions: "I can't lose this; it's my lucky
When we arrived, their "boss" wasn't
there. None of the five people he talk-
ed to offered any help. Richard said to
Brenda, "What do we do now?" She
replied, "Why are you asking me!"
Unloading their belongings, we
placed them under a tree. They decided
to wait hoping for jobs and housing.
God is not a God of confusion.
God had a better plan for their lives.
Unfortunately, the devil and the lucky
penny were influencing them more
than godly advice.
They stood looking dazed by their
decisions. I wanted to scream, "God's
not too busy." But all they heard was
the confusing voice from the image on
the t-shirt: "Can I help?"

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W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
(850) 227-1818

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

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


507 10th Street ,Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111

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D dealing with
church. Last week
we looked at the lost hand-
maiden of the church that is
prayer. Truly it is one of the
most important attributes of
a true Christian's life. And
what has been in my heart
this week is something that is
very prominent in the church
and is an offspring of missed
prayer. Unbelief is seen with-
out any obscurity throughout
the life of the modern day
What is unbelief? Simply,
it is just the opposite of faith!
Let us look for just a minute
at unbelief and the hindrance
to the believer and church
as a whole. To put it plain,
and I usually do, the Bible
says that unbelief is sin,
Romans 14:23, "and he
that doubteth is damned
if he eat, because he eat-
eth not of faith:for what-
soever is not of faith is

sin". The Word of'God also
tells us "without faith it
is impossible to please
God", Hebrews 11:6. I
don't know about you but
that puts me in my place. I
must be careful and not allow
the man part (Mr. Worldly), to
override what "Thus saith
the Lord of hosts". Faith
is a necessary factor in our
walk in the Spirit. Further,
a walk in the Spirit is neces-
sary to hear and work the
works of God. We simply
Scan do nothing without faith
evident in our lives.
Men and women both
in church and out are held
in captivity by satan's power
because we will not break
the chains that bind. I know
that's a job for Jesus, yes and
no. Yes, because He is our
source to power. No, because
Christ gave the power we just
will not believe to use it. We
do have a responsibility to
operate in the Power of God

because' Christ taught us to
do that very thing. He offers
salvation but it is up to you to
have it. The same goes after
we are saved. You know, get
off the milk and eat some
meat. Stop having to have
your food mashed up like a
baby in order to eat. After
my children got a few months
old they had a "chicken leg".
And after that they wouldn't
eat anymore mashed green
peas. And who could blame
them! Christians should do
the same, grow up! I mean
just get you a "christian
leg" and you will not want
another jar of mashed up
word neither.
Church we must strive
for the mark of the high call-
ing. We must lay aside every
weight that so easily besets
us- and the sins that carry
us away from the liberty that
Christ purchased. We must
lay aside unbelief so we will
live victorious ourselves and

be in the position to help oth-
ers who are still held in the
prisons of darkness. It is our
responsibility as Christians
to show others HIM.
Unbelief will never show
Christ in our lives. As a mat-
ter of fact, it will not show
anything about the Lord to
others. Unbelief truly causes
us to look just like the rest
of the world. So I ask you to
just find more time to pray
and in prayer. we will find
our unbelief will fade away.
And with that will the Power
of God be made strong in our
lives personally and to help
God bless and have a
great week.

In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal

First United Methodist Honors Laferle

Pictured is Jimmy Guilford as he congratulates Vic La

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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.n
Methodist Youth Fellowship:
Evening Worship: 730 p.m.
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Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
a.m. Rev. Mac Fulcher
6O00p.m. Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
EST Director of Children Ministries

-First United Methodist
Church took time during
their morning worship ser-
vice to honor Vic LaFerle
for his service to the Care
Closet. A leaf was placed on
'the Giving Tree in honor of
Vic for his ministry.
The Care Closet was
started to help families fol-
lowing the closing of the
paper mill. This developed
into an ongoing ministry to
the community. After work-
ing out of confined quarters
.in borrowed rooms a rented
building, the church built it's
current location at 510 East
Fourth Street. The Care
Closet offers clothes at a
very reasonable price of just
fifty cents per item. Over
the past few years they have
Ferle.Mac Fulcher227-4875 distributed over 100,000

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Conmmunion
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
igilan b iew gapti t (ur
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


The friendly place to worhip!

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

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

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

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

Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
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articles of clothing to help
the needs of those in our
community. The Care Closet
has also given money to help
support missions and given
a scholarship every year to
a graduating senior from
both high schools in Gulf
Vic heads up the volun-
teers who work at the facil-
ity sorting, hanging and dis-
playing the many different
items in the store. Vic loves
his ministry at the Care
Closet and spends many
hours every week to help
others. This time of recog-

at the

nition is greatly deserved.
If you have some good
articles of clothing you
would like to donate to help
our local area, there are two
boxes in front of the building
where you may leave your
donations. If you, or some-
one you know, has a need
for quality clothing at an
affordable price, tell them to
come by the Care Closet on
Friday from 9:00-3:00, or
Saturday 9:00-12:00.

of Christ
Beac hes

Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at ~ 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

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

"We are about our Father's business"

482 Pompano Street 229-6235

Sunday School ..........
Sunday Morning Service ...
Sunday Evening Service. .
Monday Night Youth Service.
Wednesday Night ........

.... 9:45 a.m.
....11:00 a.m.
.... 6:00 p.m.
.... 6:30 p.m.
.... 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone

Familylife (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Por St. Joe
ApaIachicola Panam- City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford Fmi Life Chuh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: y Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)

"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 due ius name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
Psam 29:2

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

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

MI First Presbyterian Church

*- of Port St. Joe
O 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
JSunday School 11:00 a.m.


Worship with us at

Long Avenue Batist Church

Where Faith, Family *

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

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Port St. Joe

---Eiementary School

What a fabulous Red
Ribbon Week we had at Port
St. Joe Elementary School!
The students were very
involved and enthusiastic
about the message. We hope
our hard work will make
a difference in the lives of
our children. Thank you so
much to our fine faculty for
their teamwork during this
week. We want to give a spe-
cial thanks to the Port St. Joe
High School Band Drum Line

for leading our parade. They
were just what we needed
to keep us going during our
LINE!!! You are the best!!!!
The Scholastic Book
Fair will be at our school
November 26th-27th. We will
encourage the love of reading
and connect kids with books
they want to read. We-are
also looking for Book Fair
volunteers. If you can help,
please contact Mrs. Karen



Week #5 answers are:
1. Which ocean stretches all around the world? The
Southern Ocean
2. Which sea is the lowest sea on Earth? The Dead Sea
3. Which sea is famous for its floating seaweed? The
Sargasso Sea

Congratulations to: Dawn Quarles of Pensacola, Florida, Sonia
Finlay, Dane Caldwell, Gerald Alcorn, Carol Faison, Norman
Bixler, Linda Wood, Julie Hodges, Marlene Sewell, and Mary Lou
Combie. These people submitted the winning entries. Thank you
for participating Vwith our students.

Week #7-Questions are:
1. What is the world's largest known single cave?
2. What is the longest cave system? Where is it located?
How long is it in kilometers?
3. What is the deepest cave gallery yet found?

Please email your responses to:

Minger in the Media Center.
Attention Port St. Joe
Elementary School students,
have you sold a magazine
subscription yet? If not, you
still have time to do so. Give
your friends a gift that lasts
all year. Turn your folders
in to Mrs. Carmel Dodson.
Thank you for your hard
Please mark your cal-
endar for our Poetry Alive!
Performance at Port St.
Joe Elementary Monday,
November 5th. We wourd
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

Important Dates to
Novemberhr 5th-pnetrv


November 6th-Gold

November 8tt-SACS
Committee Meeting
November 9tn-Veteran's
Day Program
November 14th-School-
wide Read-A-Thon
November 16th-1/2 day
early release-NO LUNCH
November 19th-23rd-
November 25th-Begins
Scholastic Book Fair
November 27th-Progress
November 30th-AR

Mr. Ken Monette
Sidney Love

Assistant principal of PSJH, County Reading Coach Mrs. Karen Odom and

PSJHS Lunch Bunch Winner

Sidney Love is the Lunch
Bunch winner for 2006-2007
at Port St. Joe High School.
The Lunch Bunch was started
as a voluntary reading incen-
tive program. Teachers and
students set their goals for

each 9 week block. 20 pts
for nine weeks meant 100
pts in the grade book. The
Accelerated Reader program
was used as the test base.
Students had options for
evaluation that were worked

out on individual contracts.
Sidney Love read a total of
10 books in 9 weeks with an
80% average and total of 70
AR points to win an Apple

Student Council Sends Appreciation

The Student Council
of Port St. Joe High School
would like to thank Duren's
Piggly Wiggly, Bluewater
Outriggers, Sassy Nails, and
Up Tempo for the generous
donations that they gave to
the Student Council to make

Homecoming Week possible.
Also a BIG "Shark Shout out"
goes out to the wonderful fac-
ulty and staff at Port St. Joe
High School for all the hard
work, time, and patience
that they put forth to make
this Homecoming Week the

best in years. The Student
Council would also like to
give a special "thank-you"
to Mrs. Ann Comforter, for
always being there to set up
the sound for us. It is great
to be able to work with such
a supportive community.


Tax Impact

of Value Adjustment Board

County of GULF Tax Year 2007
Members of The Board

Board of County Commissioners District No. 3 Board of County Commissioners- District No.

Board of County Commissioners District No. 5 School Board District No. 1
Honorable GEORGE COX
School Board.- District No. 2

The Value Adjustment Board meets eachyear to hear petitions and render decisions relating to ad valorem tax
assessments, exemptions, tax deferrals, and classifications.

The following table summarizes this year's action by the board.

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6


Number of
Granted by
the Board

Number of

Number of
Reduced by
the Board


Industrial and

Agricultural or
Classified use

Machinery and

Vacant Lots
and Acreage



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of Requests

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Value Due
to Board

$ .00

i. .00

$ .00

Shift in

$ .00

1 .00
$ .00

All taxpayers should be aware that board actions which reduce taxable value cause tax rates
applicable to all property to be proportionally higher.

Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chairperson or clerk at the following
telephone numbers:

Chairperson BILL WILLIAMS (850) 229-6113
Name Phone

Clerk REBECCA L. NORRIS (850) 229-6113
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Faith Christian School
had an unusual visitor last
Thursday. Smokey the Bear,
representing the Florida
Forestry Department, made
an appearance along with Mr.
Richard McGhee and Mr. Neil
Goodson. Smokey appeared
first to the K-3, K-4, and K-5
classes, and then to the first,
second, and third grades. Mr.
McGhee and Mr. Goodson
presented a film, to the chil-
dren about the importance
of fire safety awareness, then
answered questions about
topics ranging from "When is
Smokey coming?" to "What is
causing the California fires?"
Smokey did make his appear-
ance and received plenty of
enthusiastic hugs. The chil-

dren were then given a bag
of goodies, after which they
followed Mr. McGhee and Mr.
Goodson outside to see a
huge fire tractor.
Along with others, we
a FCS have been collecting
food items this week to help
build up the local food bank.
What a blessing it is to be
able to help provide food for
those who really need a little
extra help, especially during
the holiday season.
Thanksgiving is right
around the corner with
Christmas not too far behind.
It is so good to be able to help
meet our local needs, but we
also have the opportunity to.
help those in far away places
all around the world. Faith


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Round up the kids and get ready to go fishing!

The 1 stAnnual Kids Fishing Rodeowill be held on Saturday,
November 17, 2.007 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., C.T.
at Honeyville Park on Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka.

Consolidated Bass Master's will be the sponsor for
this year's event. Food and Drink will be provided to

To sign your child up, stop by the Gulf County Road.
Department located at 318 S. 7th Street in Wewahitchka
between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., C.T.
Participants must be age 12 or under. But hurry, the
deadline to register is November 9, 2007.

So mark your calendars, get the kids registered, grab
the camera and come take part in the 1st Annual Kids
Fishing Rodeo. No doubt it will be a day fun for the
whole family!

For more information on this event or if ou wish to
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Christian is participating
again this year in Franklin
Graham's Samaritan's Purse
Christmas Shoe Box pro-
gram. Children are asked to
fill a show box with appropri-
ate items (no guns, knives,
or items of war) for the age
range chosen. Also on the
forbidden list are soft can-
dies (they melt), breakable
items, or items with liquid
that will spill, or anything
that can be reuined by heat.
Brochures may be picked
up in the office if anyone
wishes to help. The deadline
for bringing in the boxes is
Friday, November 2, 2007.
Please wrap the tops and bot-
toms of the boxes separately
and enclose $7.00 to help
with shipping. Plastic shoe
boxes can also be used.
Miss Janice's Athletes
for the Week of October
22-26 were Cali Fernandez
in K-3, Raynes Jones in
K-4, MaryKate Wood in K-5,
Brieana Bozeman in 1t,
Thomas Miniat in 2"1, David
Davis in 3rd, and Hal'leigh
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AF b f\ For The Class of '67, It's All About


By Meagen Langley

Time is flying at Port St
Joe High School! Another fun
and activity filled week has
come and gone. For seniors,
we are running out of time
and June 2 will be here far
too soon! Now, here is a look
at what has been happening
at our school.
GUIDANCE: November 2
is the regular registration
deadline for the December
8th ACT. Attention seniors!!
Don't forget to check the
scholarships box in the guid-
ance office. Announcements
are being made daily when
scholarships become avail-
able so be sure to listen up!!
All juniors will be given the
ASVAB on November 6th
in the commons area. As a
reminder to parents, your
child's report card was hand-
ed out on October 30.
football team comes off a glo-
rious 55-10 senior night vic-
tory over Freeport the Tiger
Sharks will travel Friday to
Wewa. The team of course

has all hopes of returning
to South Gulf County with
a win, the Raffield/Whitfield
trophy, and another full sea-
son of bragging rights. Not
to forget female sports, the
Lady Sharks soccer team
will be playing in Arnold on
Thursday night at 7 EST.
don't forget that your next
senior trip payment will be
due on November 19th and
will be $50. Last Thursday
the senior classes from Gulf
and Franklin County schools
were invited by Gulf Coast
Community College for the
annual Senior Day. Speakers
presented scholarship infor-
mation as well as ideas for
applying and help with choos-
ing a career path. We each
learned a lot and appreciated
the help and tips.
juniors MUST pay your dues
of $20 to Jesse Faircloth as
soon as possible!! Also, don't
forget to be prepared for your
November 6th ASVAB test.
of October 31, if you haven't
already ordered your year-

book for the 2007-2008
school year, prices will be
going up. You may purchase
your books online for the
first time ever at Jostens.
com. See Mrs. Norton or a
Monument Staff member for
help or information.
With another week gone,
as a senior, reality is sink-
ing in. Our days of High
School are dwindling away
and before too much longer
we will all be taking differ-
ent paths in life. Class of
2008, don't forget to make
the most of these times, for
soon they will be only memo-
ries. The last twelve years
have been so much fun, and
each week things only get
better. Good Luck and God
Bless each and every one of
you. "Wherever you go, no
matter the weather, always
bring your own sunshine."
-Anthony J. D'Angelo

Port St. Joe High School hosts Veterans Day Ceremony,
Port St. Joe High the event is Major United Forces branch of the United
School is hosting its annual States Army (Ret.) Ronald States Army. The public is
Veterans' Day program on Daniels, a 1975 graduate of cordially invited to attend
Friday; November 9, at 9:00 Port St. Joe High School. this annual occasion.
a.m. in the R. Marion Craig Major Daniels, a 22-year vet-
Coliseum. Guest speaker for eran, served in the Special
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class of Port St. Joe High
School celebrated its 40-year
reunion with approximately
31 of the original (insert num-
ber) classmates from all over
the world. Word spread rap-
idly when plans were initi-
ated. Many who had not
spoken since high school or
previous reunions bonded
through a flurry of e-mails
and phone calls. Honoring
tradition and recognizing the
lifelong impact of their high
school years were high on the
list of priorities for members
of the class.
On Friday night, Kay
Altstaetter Reed, offered her
beautiful home on Constitution
Drive to everyone to enjoy
dinner and the magnificent
sunset view. It was the per-
fect spot to open the week-
end festivities. Mrs. Phyllis
Altstaetter and Mrs. Martha
Sanborn dropped by on their
way to the football game -to
greet and catch up with many
of the classmates. The class
was especially thrilled that,
in addition to Mrs. Sanborn,
former teachers and spouses
Miriam Dismuke, Virginia
Harrison, Ron Nelson, Coach
and Mrs. Ron Peterson,
Jacque Price, principal and
Mrs. Wayne Saunders, Coach
and Mrs. Wayne Taylor, and
Linda and Buddy Wood were
able to attend the weekend
festivities as well.
Saturday night found the
classmates gathered at the
Gulf County Senior Center
for a chicken, seafood, and
steak dinner catered by the
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens. For des-
sert the class enjoyed a deli-
cious cake made by Rhonda
Tull that carried out the
reunion theme of purple
and white. GARC beautifully
decorated the banquet room
with class colors, sharks and
numerous class pictures that
represented over four decades
of shared activities. Music
was provided by Larry Parker
who played the guitar and
sang songs from the 1960's
and beyond. Classmate
Eddie McFarland also played
the guitar and sang the song
he wrote for the 20U1 class
reunion, "Home".
"Gone but not forgotten"
was the theme of a memory
board with pictures of the

With Old Friends

six classmates, Linda Rycroft
Harrison, George White,
Sandra Scheffer Williams,
Allen Humphrey, Royce
Holcomb, and Britt Dunlap
no longer with the class.
Local class members
attending were Kay Altstaetter
Reed, Kaye Clemens Reed,
Clark Downs, Betty Creamer
Hardin, Judy Herring
Williams, Charlotte Maddox
Pierce, Wayne Pate, Danny
Raffield, Margaret Sims
Maige, and Peggy White
Raffield. Classmates who
made the trip home includ-
ed Denny Adams, Randy
Armstrong, Tommy Atchison,
Elaine Blackburn Davidson,
Tom Buttram, Jimmy Cox,
Rainey Findley Cooper, Muriel

Everton, Belinda Jordan
Atchison, Carol Mapes Carr,
Linda Marshall Mings, Sue
McCormick Richter, Eddie
McFarland, Vicki McGill
Smith, Jackie Raffield, Julia
Mitchell Robinson, Paul
Strobel, Jerry Swan, JoAnn
VanCamp Hall, 'Mike Weston,
Diane Wise Howard.
As a memento of the
unforgettable weekend attend-
ees were give a screensaver
of gorgeous sunsets on St.
Joe Bay created by Eddie
Summers. Whether living on
the coast or around the world,
members and teachers of the
Class of '67 can always enjoy
the tranquil, breath taking
beauty of sunsets found only
on St. Joseph Bay......home.

Row 1 (L to R): Principal Wayne Saunders, Coach Ron
Peterson, Ms. Jacque Price, Ms. Miriam Dismuke, Mrs. Linda
Wood, Mr. Ron Nelson. Row 2 (L to R): Tommy Atchison, Kaye
Clemens Reed, Belinda Jordan Atchison, Peggy White Raffield,
Elaine Blackburn Davidson, Judy Herring Williams, Carol Mapes
Carr. Row 3 (L to R): Denny Adams, Jackie Raffield, Jimmy Cox,
Clark Downs, Mike Weston.

Row 1 (L to R): Vicki McGill Smith, Rainey Findley Cooper,
Julia Mitchell Robinson, Margaret Elaine Sims Maige, Linda
Marshall Mings, Betty Creamer Hardin. Row 2 (L to R): Wayne
Pate, Tom Buttram, Jerry Swan, Charlotte Maddox Pierce, Diane
Wise Howard, Kay Altstaetter Reed.Row 3 (L to R): Randy
Armstrong, Danny Raffield, Eddie McFarland, JoAnn VanCamp
Hall, Paul Strobel. Not pictured: Muriel Everton and Sue
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Sheriff Report

FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Weekly Report

October 12 18, 2007

This report represents
some events the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) handled
over the past week; however,
it does not include all actions
taken by the Division of Law

Officer Alan Kirchinger
had been monitoring a baited
area in Blackwater Wildlife
Management Area that was
adjacent to private land.
Upon checking the area,
Officer Kirchinger noticed
the site had been recently
freshened with bait. On
October 13, he and Officer
David Brady found a man
hunting from a tree stand.
The officers made contact
with the hunter and the
man admitted placing corn
in the management area and
driving bolts into the tree he
was using. The hunter was
cited for the violations.
On October 17, Officer
Pete Rockwell received
information that the vessel
Miss Shannon was returning
to Destin possibly with a
load of tuna. A computer
check revealed the Miss
Shannon did not possess
a tuna permit. Officers
Rockwell and Andy Maltais,
together with the U. S. Coast
Guard, intercepted the
Miss Shannon as it entered
Destin harbor. Together
the two agencies performed
commercial fishing vessel
safety equipment and marine
fisheries inspections. The
-fisheries inspection revealed
approximately 2,080 pounds
of caught tuna on board.
The vessel captain could
not provide proper permits.
National Marine Fisheries

Service Agents responded to
the scene where they took
possession of the illegal load
and are pursuing charges.

Officer Joe Chambers
was working the opening of
archery season in the Pine
Log Wildlife Management
Area when he heard a gun-
shot. K-9 Officer Mike Guy
arrived to assist and located
.two suspect vehicles. Officer
Guy and K-9 Jake found one
subject who was archery
hunting, and discovered with
his turkey calls were a glass
pipe and a bag of cannabis.
Officer Chambers found the
second subject to be hunting
with a shotgun. Citations
were issued in both cases.
While exiting the manage-
ment area, a hunter was
found dragging a deer; how-
ever; the hunter didn't have
the required archery permit.
A citation was issued.

On October 13-14,
Officers Steven Cook, Woody
Cook and Charlie Wood
conducted a baiting detail
coinciding with the open-
ing of archery season in the
Northwest Region. During
the 4-day detail, the officers
used all-terrain vehicles as
well as several vessels to
locate the illegal bait and
execute misdemeanor arrests
of the violators. Two hunt-
ers were issued citations for
hunting over bait in a man-
agement area and for not
having appropriate quota

October 19 25, 2007

This report represents
some events the Florida Fish
arid Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) handled
over the past week; however,
it does not include all actions

taken by the Division of Law

On October 18, Officer
Pete Rockwell conducted
surveillance on Blackwater
Wildlife Management Area
near an area that had been
baited for deer. He observed
a subject hunting over the
bait from a tree stand. The
subject was cited for attempt-
ing to take deer over bait in a
management area. A records
check revealed the subject
had received a previous cita-
tion for hunting over bait in
the management area.

Lt. Jay Chesser was
working archery hunting
activity when he observed a
subject urinating on the side
of Highway 388. A check of
the individual found an open
container of cold beer in the
front seat of the vehicle. A
revoked driver's license and
a metal pipe with canna-
bis residue were found in
the subject's front pocket.
Citations were issued.

Officers Larry Morris and
Lane Kinney observed foot
sign crossing Strickland Road
in Washington County which
was coming out of some adja-
cent private property and led
to a house across the road. A
freshly killed antlerless deer
was in the backyard. The
sign was backtracked onto
the private property until no
further sign could be locat-
ed. Officer Mike Guy and
K-9 Jake responded and an
area search was conducted.
Approximately 400 yards
into the woods, drag sign
was located which led to a
,ground blind and a large area
of wet blood. The suspects
confessed when confronted
with evidence obtained by K-9

Jake and were cited for tres-
pass. Two bows and the deer
were seized as evidence.

On October 20, Officers
Larry Morris, Lane Kinney
and Warren Walsingham
responded for a call out on
a search and rescue mis-
sion concerning a lost hunter
from the previous afternoon
on the Choctawhatchee River
Wildlife Management Area.
The hunter was located by
the officers.

On October 20, Officer
Charlie Wood cited his sec-
.ond hunter since the opening
of archery season for hunt-
ing over bait in a wildlife
management area. Officer
Wood's persistence paid off
after checking the baited area
on four different occasions
from the date that he had
initially located the bait soy
beans, rye grass and clover.

The weekend of October
13, Officers David Brandon,
Hank Forehand, Lane Bentley,
Steven Cook and Woody Cook
worked a concentrated effort
for hunting over bait in the
Apalachicola National Forest.
Five different subjects were

Guardian ad Litem

Abused and neglect-
ed children need a Voice
in court! The 14th Circuit
Guardian Ad Litem Program
is in search of dependable
adults interested in a unique
way to contribute to our com-
munity. The volunteer hours
are minimal and the training
is free. Please call 747-5180
for more information. The
next training class begins
on the evening of November

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

On 10/20 deputies
stopped a vehicle for a traffic
violation, one of the occu-
pants John Edwin Brier, 36,
was found to have a child
support warrant he was
placed under arrest.
On 10/20 Debra Myrlene
Turner, 40, was arrested on
warrants from Bay County
for uttering a forged instru-
On 10/20 a vehicle driv-
en by Eric Kenneth Cady, 23,
was stopped for erratic driv-
ing, Mr. Cady was arrested
for reckless driving. The pas-
senger of the vehicle Brian
Alan Britt, 23, was arrested
for possession of a controlled
substance when a baggie of
marijuana fell from his pants
leg while talking to the dep-
On 10/21 deputies.
received a call that said Tony
Howard Beck, 24, was oper-
ating a vehicle on the Doc
Whitfield road and that his
license was suspended. The

deputy verified the informa-
tion and found Beck driving
a truck near the prison, he
was stopped and arrested for
On 10/22 Carolyn Fedd,
48, was arrested for failure
to pay child support. After
posting a $500 bond she was
released from jail.
On 10/22 George Stephen
Branch, 37, was arrested on
a violation of probation war-
rant. The original charge was
Felony DWLSR.
On 10/22 Bonnie Francis
Duffy, 58, was arrested on
three warrant for failure to
appear on worthless checks.

During the week of
10/18- 10/25 Gulf County
Dispatchers Handled 362
incidents including 29 calls
for Emergency Medical
Services, three structure and
one grass fire. Gulf County
Deputies handled 281 inci-
dents including serving 68.
civil papers, 31 traffic stops
in which six citations and 25
warning were issued, 25 calls
from citizens with concerns
or questions, six thefts, seven
traffic crashes, six distur-
bances, two burglaries and
141 miscellaneous calls.


On 1014,'2007 the
press release stated that
Jonathan Ray White
struck his father: it should
have read struck a door in
the house.


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will meet Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 6:00
p.m. E.T., in the Gulf County Commissioners Room
in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to
adopt by ordinance the DCA stipulated settlement
agreement (Case No. 06-2778GM) into the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan.



This hearing pursuant to 163.3164(16)(c), FS.

All interested parties may appear at the meeting
to be heard regarding the consideration of
the comprehensive plan amendment to adopt
the stipulated settlement agreement into the
Comprehensive Plan. Text and map copies will be
available at the Gulf County Planning Department
or the Clerk of the Court Office.


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An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared
for the proposed Gulf Coast Parkway. This new roadway
would provide a connection between US 98 in Gulf County
with US 231 (north of Panama City) and US 98 in Bay County.
As part of the EIS process, a scoping meeting is being held to
provide regulatory agencies and the public an opportunity
to review and comment on the Project Development arid
Environment study and to discuss concerns or considerations
as the project moves into the future. The meeting will be
held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the
Springfield Community Center, 100 Main Street, Springfield,

Aerial photographs and other project information will be
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I PEOPLES FIRST ceeding should contact Publish November 1 & 8,eee son Good Home St, first street to the rights mens/womens jackets,
SCOMMUNITY BANK, the Court Administrator's 2007 re q u i r 2120 Pet Supplies Hatlay. furniture, plus stroller and lots more. CXL
Plaintiff, Office no later than seven 2130 Farm Animals/ clothing, antique teapot if rains.
creditors vs. (7) days prior to the ing a special accommo- Supplies collection, wash stand,
id other JOHN C. WEBB; FRANK proceeding at 300 East NOTICE OF THE SEA- dation to participate in the 2140 Pets/Livestock dresser, sowing items,
aims or HOWARD, JANE SOUTH- Fourth Street, Panama SIDE VILLAGE COMMU- hearing because of disa- Wanted lots of odds & ends
dece- WOOD, SYDNEY WOOD; City, Florida 32401; Tele- NITY DEVELOPMENT ability shall contact the Dis- | 3300
ust file and UNIQUE PROPER- phone: (850)763-9061, DISTRICT'S INTENT TO trict Manager at (877)
iis court TIES, LLC ext. 327; 1-800-955-8771 USE THE UNIFORM 276-0889, at least five (5)
HS AF- Defendants. (TDD); or 1-800-955-8770 METHOD OF COLLEC- business days in advance
)F THE / ve M, via Florida Relay Serv- TION OF NON-AD to make appropriate ar- Bathoom Vat
ON OF NOTICE OF SALE ice. VALOREM ASSESS- rangements. 210030 Bathroom Vanity
NOTICE is hereby given Any person claiming anVALOREM ASSESS-% wood, With top & faucets,
AIMSpursuant to a Final interest in the surplus MENTS 3230 $50; Used 40 gallon Natu-
AIMS Judgment of Foreclosure from the sale, if any, other ral Gas Hot Water Heater,
S dated October 9, 2007, than the property owner NOTICE IS District Manager good. condition, $60. Call
ETIME entered in Case Number as of the date of the Iis HEREBY GIVEN thatthe Seaside Village Commu- Dogs & Cats 227-1738.
'RTH IN 07-CA-240 of the Circui pendens must file a claim Seaside Village Commu- nlty Development For Sale? 3 Family Sale
02 OF Court of the Fourteenth within 60 days after the nity Development District. District Sat Nov 3rd, 8am-? 2254
ROBATE Judicial Circuit in and for sale. (the "District") intends to Parker Ave H.V. Juniors,
)REVER Gulf County, Florida, Witness my hand and the use the uniform method of Publish October 18, 25, women's, men's, boys '
wherein PEOPLES FIRST official seal of this. collecting non-ad valorem November 1, & 8, 2007 clothing, lots household
WITH- COMMUNITY BANK is the Honorable Court, on this assessments to be levied items, Rain Cancels
ME PE- Plaintiff and JOHN C. 11th day of October by the District; pursuant to NOTICE OF FCC
FORTH WEBB, FRANK HOWARD, 2007Section 197.3632, Florida APPLICATION
:R THE LLC are the Defendants, I COURT GULF COUNTY will conduct a public hear- Notice filed pursuant to 47 Huge Multi Family Sale! 400 Help Wanted
OTE OF will sell to the highest Is/Jasmine Hysmith ing on Tuesday, Novem- CFR 73.3580. On October Roberts Cemetery Rd. and 4130 Employment
=D. bidder for cash at the Gulf Deputy Clerk ber 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. 19, 2007, Help Save the Hwy 71 Honeyville. Nov Information
te of first County Courthouse, 1000 at the Carrabelle Senior Apalachcola River Group There are specific Flor- Weather permitting.
notice is Cecil Costin Boulevard, Publish October 25 & Center, 201 Avenue F, Inc. filed application to the ida Statutes aapplicable
Port St. Joe, Florida, Gulf November 1,2007 Carrabelle, Florida Federal Communications to the sale of dogs and 4100
County, at 11:00 a.m. 32322. Commission for con- cats within the state or
al Re Eastern Time, on the 8th The purpose of struction permit for a non- transportated into the
al Rep-day of November, 2007, Notice is hereby given commercial education state for the purpose of
the following described that St. Joe Rent-All, Inc. the public hearing is to commercial education FM sta-l state for the purplling. KK Port St. Joe 1904
r., Esq. property situated in Gulf intends to dispose of or consider the adoption of a broadcast tato sotto elling.M on t St. Joe Administrative
3 County, Florida, and 'set offer for sale the personal resolution authorizing the tion to serve Port St Joe, res lo 3rd, 8am-12pm. 5 family
ey Dan- forth in the Order or Final property described below District to use the uniform Florida. The applicant Please research Flor- 3rd, 8am-l2pm. 5 family
Judgement, to-wit: to enforce a lien imposed method of collecting proposes to operate on: ida Stat s trans- toys TV, children's A ssistrative
Commence at the on said property under the non-ad valorem assess- 90.3MHzchannel212. Fa- (Dogs and cats trans- t s, children's Assistant
2456 Northeast corner of the self storage facility act ments to be levied by the cilities are class C2; type sale; health require-ommunica
7800/ Northeast Quarter of the statutes (section District on properties to- FM; power 20 kilowatts ments; consumer guar- FairPont ommuca-
78 Northwest Quarter of 83.801-83.809) St. Joe cated within the District's E.R.P. Transmitter site lo- antee)--before you of- lions cto Communica-
Section 36, Township 4 Rent-All, Inc. will dispose boundaries, pursuant to cation is 29 49'09" N lati- fer for sale a cat or tons company provider in
native: South Range 10 West of said propSection 197.3632, Florida tude and 085 15' 34 W dog Multi Family Northwest Florida with
and extend a line South than November 10, 2007. Statutes longitude with an antenna34" W dog.u al o a insa
along the Past line of Property is located at St. Statutes.tude with an antenna
S the Northeast Quarter of Joe Rent-All, Inc. 706 First The Districtmay height of 220 meters Rummage Sale vacancy fo an t at their Port
20902 the Northwest' Quarter Street, Port St. Joe, and levy non-ad valorem as- Above Ground Level. The Newites/urniture tive Assistantat their Port
for 355.6 feet for a Point 131 Volunteer Avenue, sessments for the main studio will be located 1315 Garrison St. Joe location. Report-
5 & No- of Beginning. From said White City, Gulf County, purposes) of construct- at a site to be determined Fri Nov 2nd 8a-? rating ttheDirector of Op-candi
5 of Begnning Fm sd rations, successful candi-
Point of Beginning Florida. ing, acquiring, making, within 25 miles of Port St date will be responsible
continue the line last maintaining, operating, Joe. Applicant's officers for providing administra-
described above for Karen Chancey and equipping infra- and directors are: Marilyn tive and clerical support
40 minutes right of M 88 degrees U nit things, and per- structure improvements to Blackwell, President; Dan- for the Operations Depart-
4.4m feet;es rht sc furnishings and per- ve the District includ- iel Taunton, Vice Pres- Golden Retrievers Pup- Pt. St Joe 309 6th St. ment along with other
328.5 feet; thence 61 sonalproperty ing, but not limited to, ident; Ruth Bryant, Treas- pies, CKC Reg'd, 1st shot, Yard Sale Senior Management when
degrees 29 minutes s Puous roadway improvements, urer; Diane Brown, Secre- parents on site, 5 wks old, Famil needed Excellent written
of way line of State Unite#40 utiltyimprovements and tory. A copy of this appli- $315each. 850-227-1560 Big Multi Family and oral communication
right along Eastern right Ale#4 utility improvements and tay. A copy of this appli- Sat 11/3 skills and proficient use of
Road Number, 71 for Misc. furnishings and per- other improvements and cation and related materi- Saa-12m Microsoft Office with em-
641.27 feet; thence turn sonal property any other lawful projects als are on file for public in- 8am-12pm Microsoft Office with em-
120 degrees 13 minutes or services of the District. section during regular Truck tool box, 5000 watt phasis on Excel and Word
right for 647.6 feet for Dennis Mcloud Interested parties business hours at the Gulf sgeneratwdouble treadmill board, reequiror equiva two year nde-
the Point of Beginning. Unit#68 may appear at thepublic Cunty Library, 110 Li- ladespussizeclothne to three years of re-
hearing thePheadrebrayDivePort Joeladies & plus size clothes,
This parcel of land is Misc. furnishings and per- hearing to be heard re- brary Drive, Port St Joe and much more. lated experience required.
located in the Northeast sonal property guarding the use of the uni- FL.
Quarter of the form method of collecting Publish November 1, We offer a competitive sal-
Northwest Quarter of Chisty Pynes such non-ad valorem as- 2007 ary and benefits package
Section 36, Township 4 Unit #W1 segments. including 401K. Please re-
t 3 assessments. A spond in confidence to:
The public hear- ,
mayb'i n ge g Susan Machemer
.. -;.w n may be continued to a 1150 EDirector of Human
date, time, and place to Resources
Sbe specified on the record 3100 Antiques FairPoint Communications
at the hearing. If any per- 3110 Appliances 502 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
3120 -Arts & Crafts Blvd.
son decides to appeal any Young, Handsome & ro- 3130 Auctions W uying Port St. Joe, FL 32456
decision made with re- mantic Dr. Looking for girl- 3140 Baby ItemsNW ing
S I. ; .. ,; ,- .. l spect to any matter con- friend 18-28 for travel and 3150 Building Supplies & A eptind FAX: 850-229-8689
sidered at this public good times. Send photo & 3160 Business i EOE/MFDV
C N ECR hearing, such person will info to: Equipment ConsignmEent
|I need a record of pro- 3170 Colectibes oring EC E
ceedings, and for such 3190 Electronics OF YOUR REAL
S OLD MAIDS BY !! Tina !! purpose such person may T 3200 Firewood auOtions. STYATO CREAER
THE BAY INC Tall, thin, blonde on need to ensure that a ver- 3210 Free Pass It On
Cleaning Service. In \PCB. Big blue Eyes wait- batim record of the pro- 1160 3220s Furniturell
Business locally for 5 \ing for you to see. 22 ceedings is made at their 3240 Garage/Yard Salestiques ld ial
-. years, honest, depend- \ !!850-763-6040!! own expense and that 3250 Good Things to Eat a
S able, reasonable, &r such record includes the 3260 Health & Fitness coins Jewelry career interview
ie. good local references testimony and evidence 3270 Jewelry/Clothing
irtio. Residential, vacation on c peal is Alice 3280- Machinery/ paper $ 850-229-9310
'i rentals. Free Estimates. on whichcat in White City Equipment
229-1654 or227-5876 based. Lost cat in White City. Eicequipment 802
229 1654Clayton's Tractor Svc. OneormoreSu- Cream Color, blue eyes, 3290- MedicalEquipmentrt & Brian Neubauer
Residential/Commercial Disking, Bush Hogging, pervisors may participate gray 3310- Musicalnstments 420 Reid A .,
S cleaning. Reasonable Land leveling, Dirt Re- in the public hearing by Quint. OwnerlHuman 3320 Plants & Shrubs rtSt Joe
rates. Call 653-5619 or moval & Food plots. Call telephone. At the above friends heartsick. Reward 3330- Restaurant/Hotel Neubauer
st 3-23-0340. 227-5771 location there will be pres- offered for her return. Call 3340 Sporting Goods Neuba
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Easily Receive $3500- Storage Units for rent, Beacon Hill, CHARMING Port St. Joe cozy 1 br Carrabelle, 3 br, 2 ba,
S$14,000 a WEEK, PTi!! No Cash like Clockworke many sizes to choose 3 br, 2 ba furnished home, cottage for rent. $450/mo SWMH, Ref req'd. No
Selling or Convincing- How to build a website from, affordable space Gorgeous Gulf views. + util. 2 br 1 ba 1 st floor petsl $650mo /$650 dep.
EVER!n Gor Coi to hat runs like a virtual cash when you need it, call and Long term lease. $1200 house apt.$650/mo + util. 703 SE 7th St. 2 block
Construction/Trades ConstructionTrades r Amazing formulas reserve yours today! the mo.850-647-8317. 229-1215 from gulf 850-566-4195 Gulf County,
NOW!! Proven results. Hundreds Space Place 625 15th St, For Rent, 14x7 MobileFl
Concrete ROOFERS Now of testimonials. Call MexicoBeach 648-5276 PSJ, 200 Gautier Memo- Fo e, 1br C cleaFlorida
Finishers train. Call 850-229-6859. Earn up to $100 www.Higherresponsemark FOT rial Dr, Lg 4 br 2.5 ba hm, & furnished, at SimmonsPlantation
and laborers needed. $300/day All looks, types, FOR RENT I A' L e or Sale. 229-535- Bayou, $500mo, $500dep, 79 as lati
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229-6525 or 653-7352 Drivers and ages TV, FILM, PRINT 6603 or Cell 229-347-3691 Call850-229-6495east of Panama City; eight
DRIVERS 800-340-8404 x 2942 GET CASH 850 sq. ft. warehouse Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba RV Space for rent private miles from Mexico Beach.
HOME DAILY! Post OfficeNow Hiring. By Calling. $1500- $3500 w/office in Port St. Joe. 1200 s ft AND 3 br, 3.5 lot with 1 room cottage Great blended investment
Top Pay & Benefitsl Avg. Pay $20/ hour or per week returning phone $400/mo including tax. ba 1480 sq ft cottages with full bath 9452 Olive capable of producing sus-
Construction/Trades Paid Holidays/Time Off+ $57K annually including calls from home. No sell- in exclusive Barefoot St. Beacon Hill Call Dan stained cash flow through
Perks! S/T & L/T Disability Federal Benefits and OT ing. Some Investment. Call814-7400 Cottages community. St. Joe 850-227-8225 forest management. ap-
SPt. St. Joe proximately 91% of the
CDL-A w/X, 25YOA. Paid Training, Vacations. Hurry! 1-877-741-7528. Large screened in 2 br, MH Clean quiet property is pine plantation
Regional Roofing 1-866-FLA-ROCK PT/FT. 1-866-483-0923 porches upstairs and n'ghborhd. AvailDec. str. primarily merchantable
Contractor te USWA Make an Easy downstairs. Hardwood Ref's req'd. Call 227-8777 timber. Sealed bids due
is looking for the followingTrades/Crafts $250 Dollars 6110 T t flors, carpeting, tiled b 1 December 14, 2007
Roofing Foremanons: doing simpletyping tasks kitchen counter, full St Joe Beach, 2 br 1 ba, LandVest, Inc.,in conjunc-
* Roofing Foreman Othon mhe ing tasks SMALL 1BR size stack washer & deck, carport, covered tion with Alan Mackey, FL
Sheet Metal Foreman Other Ameri Force on the internet.
e Built Up Roofers Earn Extra Money for No smk, all until incl/cable dryer. Amenities: large boat storage, $700mo, 1st Broker. For Bidding Pack-
Single Ply Roofers Helper for local Carpet the Holidays! small pets ok. In Appala- pool and hot tub, play- last, sec. 850-233-4636 age call 229-924-8400 or
We S seR P y for H o lorida Ol Rechicola. Coeeno ground community Unfurnished 3 br, 1.5 b EA ESTATE FOR S visit www.
We offer superior pay for Only a few positions left Realistically Earn More shopping. 850-653-6375 building with exercise house located just min- 71-Homes
superior performance. req'd. Call 229-9663 Up to $1,500 a week Call money in the next yearbuildg with exercise house located just min- 7100-Homes
great mgmt., great pay, Sales Now!! than the last 5 yrs. com- *equipment. pet friendly, utes from downtown Pt. 7110- BeachHome/
great benefits. piz call bined. Call 800-385-9637 No smoking. Avail Now St. Joe. Great location Property
850-913-9293 to set up a Secret Shopper Combo/Welders www. 6 0 $1,150 to $1,450 per with large fenced in yard 7120 Commercial
phone interview. re pper (Fluxcore, MIG, month (850)229-1350. with deck and front porch. 7130 Condo/Townhouse 7190 Earn up to $150 per day. Stainless Steel, Stick) 2 br 2.5 ba Townhouse lo- www.barefootcottaces.c A must see for $700 a 7140 Farms & Ranches
Undercover shoppers Outside Machinist .. cated in Port St Joe. month with one month se- 7150 Lots and Acreage
Drivers needed to judge retail and Ship/Pipe Fitters ) $675mo+dep, Please Call curity dep. Call 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots Real Estate
Expno establire shm s. Pipe Welders 850-545-5814 Gorgeous Bay view 850-229-2706 for details. 7170- Waterfront Developer's
ExprvsA ra (800)-491-5372e home. 4 br, 3 ba, 3000+ 7180- Investment
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e bDrivers A Great S8 Pong Onpositions require 4 br 2.5 ba, Mexico Bch, sf historic home., Lrg Unfurnished 3br, 1.5 ba 7190- Out-of-Town Liuidation
Career! 3+ years of Marine just finished, upgraded porches, excellent loc. house w/garage located Real Estate
England Transport WeblD#33957963 Experience or passing a appliances, pool access 1409 Constitution Ave. near schools in nice 7200 Timeshare Outstanding real estate
now offers practical test* appli s, p 9 Call Jay Rish for pricing & neighborhood. $1000mo deals on the Forgotten
On-the-job CDL Training P11 1 $1000mo, 678-296-9639
On-the-dijob cheBeeCDL Training *u REAL.ESTATE FOR ENT more info. 850-227-5569 w/one month security dep. tisCoast of FL and moun-
No credit check Benefits include: EAL ESTATE FOR RENT Call 850-229-2706 for de- tains of NC. Waterfront
No co-signers 4130 Medical/Direct Deposit/ 6100- Business/ -i i tails I 7100 homes, lots & land. Con-
No down payment Per Diem Commercial Beacon Hill, Dblwide, on tact Jay at Century 21 Gulf
No Contracts *REMEMBER:* Work Bonus/Travel 6110 Apartments Very Nice 3 br, 2 ba, 2 lots, Only $400,000 CoastRealty
Toll-Free Gulfalre:l br, ba + loft,at
1-866-619-6081/Ad# Ads in this classifica- Assistance (where 6120 Beach Rentals ulfaire1 br, 1 ba+loft, House for rent in Port St. newly remodeled house pelican Walk Real Estate850-227-5569.
3140 ton may or may not re- applicable) 6130- Condo/Townhouse all appliances including Joe, 2 br 1 b, CH&A, that is energy efficient for 850-647-2473
quire an investment or 6140 House Rentals washer/ dryer. Pool & Ten- Joe room, nice yardlow utility bills. Located in 50 2473
may be multi-level mar- Positions available in 6150- Roommate Wanted nis Court. $750/ mo + laundry room, nice yard, low utility bills. Located in
may be multi-level mar- Positions available in 610- Rooms for Rent dep. 850-648-8007 xtra room, 7x10' $580/mo a quiet neighborhood, Brick Home For Sale 291
1 keting opportunities. We the following locations: 61 Hom dep. 50-648-8007 +$400 sec dep. 227-6216 very close to schools. Jarrott Daniel Rd,
do not recommend giv- Alabama, Califomia, Flor- 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals exico Beach 2 br, 1.5 Large fenced in backyard. Wewahitchka, FL 1,296
ing credit card or bank ida, Indiana, Mississippi, 6190-Timeshare Rentals ba beachside furn'd TH. a Includes nice storage sq. ft. 3 bedrooms / 1 &
Healthcare/Support account Informtion out Louisiana, South Carolina 6200- Vacation Rentals $850 mo. Avail 12/1/07. building, washer/dryer. No 1/2 baths / 1.67 acres
over the phone. Always and Virginia Call 706-333-0159 pets. Lease and refer- Price $149,500 or make
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SCertified OTA you plan to do business Contact: 888-269-3381 -Summer House, Mexico cottage, fully furn'd w/util., Sec. Dep. Required $850
with BEFORE investing. (Operators available 24 Beach. New 2 br, 2 ba Daily, weekly, or monthly mo, pest control incl (850) Gulfaire, 5 br 3 ba, private
y St. J h Ce & R hours) 6100 condo. Partly furn'd. rates. Call 850-522-9515 227-7125 leave message/ beach, pool, tennis. Best UTOMOLVE, MARINE
Bay St. Joseph Care & Re- Dreading Mondays? Fire Email resume to Beautiful view of gulf. or 827-2906 Lease Option avail, call Value in area. $379,900. RECREAONAl.,
habilitation Center is a your boss. More money recruiter@ MIIN SORAGE $1500mo. W/ dep. Thru (850) 227-5453. Pelican Walk Real Estate 8100-Antique & Collectibles
progressive company from home. 800-844-9639 MINI S1ORAl March 31st. No pets. I. Pass, nr beaches & raw 850-647-2473 8110- Cars
looking for individuals ext1503 or fax it to 904-798-1720 I1 P Joe 850-227-5422 bar, 1 br, 1 ba, w/ patio 8120- Sports Utility Vehicles
who have compassion for EOE/DFWP I I Po tSt rm, Ig wooded lot over- Mexico Beach, New 8130-Trucks
the elderly and are ready POSTAL & GOV'T JOB Villages of PSJ, 2 or 3 br, looking Lagoon. Tile firs, Townhomes starting at 8140- Vans
to take a revolutionary ap- INFO FOR SALE? Se Habla Espan 29 6200 Decorator's Furnished. new appls, W&D, $590 mo 150 $189,900, pool, short dis- 8150- Commercial.
proach to healthcare. Our -----Perfect for Snowbirds or Furn, Unfurn nego. No Room For Rent stance to ch. Pelican Walk 8160-Motorcycles
120-bedlongtermcarefa caution 84a x f400f Corporate Rental. 2 br, smkrs. 850-899-0261/appt F $ mo. Uiii in- Real Estate 850-647-2473& Accessories
cility has the following po- a i n 81 4 7400 $1300 mo., 3 br, $1400 M/F $380mo. Utilities in- & Accessories
sitions open: Certified mo. Deposit required.Call Mexico Beach- 3 br, 2 ba eluded, to share 4 br St Joe Beach, 3 br 2 ba, 8210 Boats
Nursing Assistants and a .(229)-891-6583 or (229)- House, on quiet street, home. Call 227-1711 Carport, workshop, blk 220- Personal Watercraft
Certified OccuationalYou NEVER have to 324-3109. across from boat canal. from beach, $250,000. 8230- Sailboats
Therapy Assistant. Bane- pay for information LuAmerica's Just 5 houses from beach, Pelican Walk Real Estate 824- Bat & Marine
fits (based on status) in- about federal or postal clean & updated, CH&A, 4 850-647-2473 8310- Aircraft/Aviation
clude: Flexible schedu- jobs. If you see a job Mini screened porch, covered 170 Wewa. 3 bd; 2 ba must 8320-ATVOffRoadVehicles
ling, med/dental vision "guarantee", contact the BUSINES & A 610 ara D,Novll 6170 see @ $183000 ca 8330- Campers & Trailers
insurance, short/long term FTC. BUsiNESS & br be storic furnished, Available Nov 1 see @ $183,000 icall 830- M omes
disability, life insurance, shortlongThe Federal Trade Businessge 2 br, 2 ba historic home for 2-month lease (perfect 639-6958 for more infor- 8340- Motorhomes
paid time off, 401(k) plan, Theommission Opportunities Handicapped equipped in for military or temp living), mation
uniformallowance, referral is America's consumer 5110- Money to Lend [8501 historic dwntwn district o iall utilities cable, Wi-Fi 2 br 2 b, Mexico Bech,
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bonus, tuition reimburse- protection agency. 229-8014 pp & boat launch Internet, boat dock, small fenced in backyard, $700/ 10
shopping& boatlaunch. pet okay. $995 mo., mo + sec dep. Pets Ok 7150 I MI
ment, and shift differential. Pets ok w/ dep. 1 yr 899-3130. mo + sec dep. Pets ok 7150
Please contact: Shannon www.ftc.gojobscams 51 climate and lease/lease purchase. For w/dep. 706319-8889
Guy, Director of Human 1 -877-FTC-H~LP 5 Non-ClImate more info 850-653-6375 N. Port St. Joe
Resources at 220 9th St., A $400,000 First Year In- o more info 850-653-6375 b 1 eed 112Bay St, S Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 A public service come Potential. Don't Be- Control Storae Apalachlcola, 3 br 2.5 ba, 2 br 1 ba, scr clean, close Beto h,
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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

In celebration of National Hospice Month, Covenant
Hospice is inviting the community to an ice cream social
rrom 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the
Marina Civic Center located at 8 Harrison Ave in Panama
City. The social is free and open to the public. In addition
to ice cream, attendees will receive a copy of Five Wishes, an
easy to use living will, and will also be encouraged to share
their story and legacy with their family and loved ones.
: This local event is part of a broader national campaign
launched by the National Hospice and Pal liative Care
Organization (NHPCO) reminding people that hospice is not
about how you die but how you live. There will be a range
-of activities across the country throughout November focus-
ing on living as fully as possible up until the end of life.
"National Hospice Month provides a wonderful oppor-
.iunity to raise awareness of available care options," com-
mented Dale O. Knee, president and CEO of Covenant
-Iospice. "Far too many people wait until they are facing a
health crisis to learn about care options. The time to learn
about end-of-life care is before it becomes a serious issue."
S For more information about the ice cream social or
National Hospice Month, contact Covenant Hospice at 785-
13040 or visit

Monthly CPR Training
Class: America Heart Association CPR & AED Training
Date: Nov. 9, 12-5 p.m.
Nov. 16, 5-9 p.m.
Location: Gulf County EOC (Behind Courthouse)
Time: Classes start promptly at 12 noon and 5 p.m.
Open to the public; $35.00 and free to County & City
Employees, made possible by EMS Grant Funds
No need to call to register for classes.
Gulf County Emergency Medical ServicesL-
140 Library Dr.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-229-8002

Transportation Disadvantaged

Coordinating Board Meeting
The Gulf County Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board (TDCB) announces a. meeting to
which all persons are invited. The agenda 'will include
the Transportation Disadiantried Service Plan, operating
report, annual budget estniati.s annual expenditures, and a
staff report.
Date: Wednesday, November 7 .
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place: Gulf County Tra.jis.portation Office /,,
309 Williams Avenue, Fort St. Joe, Florida
Fore more information or if you require special acco-
modations because of a disability or physical impairment,
contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850) 674-4571 or by arpc7(

The October Make a Difference Food Drive has received
over $250 in donations from the 1957 Port St. Joe High
School class, which celebrated their 50"' anniversary and
wanted to help in this worthy effort. The Committee has
received a good response for food items for the food drive.
Anyone who would like to make a donation is asked to call
Jerry Stokoe at 899-1036 and arrangements will be made.
The food banks will have some well needed food items
delivered this week. The local Boy Scout Troop No. 47will
be packing up the food and taking it to the Highland View
Assembly of God Church and the St. James Episcopal
Church. Thanks to the following businesses and church's
for their support:

Oak Grove Assembly of God Church
S: St Janes Episcopal
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Faith Christian Church
First.United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Dollar General Store
Faminyi Dollar Store
Si i CVS Pharmacy
Express Lane St. Joe Beach
Walker's Dixie Dandy Store
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Assembly of God Church

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"She had beautiful black
hair, it was just like silk. I'd
pick her up and it would get
across my arm."
Back at the collec-
tion point, Kelly reviewed
her death certificate, which
listed her as an "unknown
Vietnamese female."
The certificate noted the
province where she lived,
but contained no informa-
tion about her parents.
The next day, Kelly and
Vargas carried her to a struc-
ture that housed the bodies
of Vietnamese civilians.
On the cement floor
were piled a sea of bodies,
covered in black and green
Vargas issued an order:
"Take her out of the body
bag, we're taking the body
bag back."
Though Vargas out-
ranked him, Kelly lodged a
protest "I told him, 'We
can't do that. Let her have
the body bag.'"
After some back-and-
forth, Vargas relented, and
Kelly placed the girl's bag
beside the other bodies.
He never knew what hap-
pened to her whether she
was disposed of, or returned
to her parents.
In his hometown funeral
home, Kelly had seen hun-
dreds of bodies. Most were

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elderly, with the occasional
car accident victim or still-
born baby.
But the experience with
the young Vietnamese girl
had left him shaken.
"The first body you see
is a little girl, you're not
expecting a little girl," said
Kelly. "You think you're'going

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to war and see dead people,
you think of GIs. You don't
think about civilians getting

Read the complete
"No Ordinary Soldier" in
Reflections on The Wall on
November 29.


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension

It's no wonder strawber-
ries are so widely grown by
sunshine state gardeners. In
addition to their taste appeal
and attractive appearance,
they're well suited to Florida
conditions. Even though
they' re multimillion-dollar
commercial production is
limited to just a few areas.
They are grown by hobbyists
throughout our state.
In Florida, strawberries
are grown as annuals. My
information on these popu-
lar plants was provided by
Extension Specialist Jim
Stephens, with IFAS of the
University of Florida.
In North and Central
Florida, strawberry plants
can be set from now through
mid-November, and in South
Florida, until early December,
When winter comes, the cool
nights are short days will
cause the plants to begin
flowering. Flowers formed
after the last killing frost of
early spring will develop into
Berry production and
harvest continue throughout
the spring. As the weather
gets warmer and the days
grow longer, the plants will
stop producing berries and
form runners. These runners'
will take root, and become
new plants. However, most
home gardeners destroy such
plants, and start over again
in the fall.
Although strawberries
can be grown in just about
any type like a well-drained
soil, which is moist but not
wet. So, sandy soil with
plenty .of organic matter is
best. It's important to plant
strawberry varieties which
have proven themselves
under Florida condition,
varieties such as Dover and
Florida Bells. They yield
large fruit, and are resistant
to a common plant 'disease
called anthracnose (an-TH-
ROCK-nos). Other varieties
well adapted to our state are
Dover, Florida 90, Camorosa
and Sweet Charlie.
Strawberries should
be planted in raised beds,
which are two feet wide and
spaced two feet apart. The
beds should be mounded, so
they're six inches high along
the edges and about eight
inches high in the middle.
For a ten-by-ten foot
strawberry patch, broadcast
about two-and-a-half pounds
of 8-8-8- fertilizer and work
it into the soil. Then, form
the beds in the manner we've
described, and apply another
two-and-a-half pounds of fer-
tilizer. This time, place the
fertilizer in a narrow band
about six inches deep in the

middle of each bed..
Also, during the first
season of strawberry
production, include
a complete mixture
of minor elements in
the fertilizer appli-
After the beds
have been properly
formed, fertilized,
and very well moist-
ened, cover each
with a sheet of on-
and-a-half mil black
polyethylene plastic
- the recommended
mulch for strawberries in
Florida. Place soil on the
edges of the plastic to hold
it in place. Then, cut slits in
the plastic where the plants
are to be inserted. The plants
should be set in double row -
one on each side of the raised
bed, about six inches from
the edges. Space the plants
12 inches apart in the rows.
Be sure that no plants are
set directly over the fertilizer

band, because this can lead
to salt burn.
Always start with certi-
fied, disease-free plants. Keep
them moist before planting,
and plant them in most soil.
Set them at the correct depth.
Do not cover the crown and
do not leave tops or roots
exposed. Spread the roots in
a fan shape, and a bit of luck,
next spring you'll be enjoying
fresh strawberries from your
own patch.

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14B Thursday, November 1, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


S Among the survey's find-
itnis among students age
t') 1-4:
.5' "19.8 percent reported
acohol consumption in the
east 30 days.
44.2 percent admitted
tb alcohol consumption in
their lifetime.
.- '8.3 percent reported

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marilUdra uste in the plist.
30 days.
1:3.1 percent reported
mracijuana use in their life-
Ramsey noted that most
of her students know some-
one who has abused or is
currently abusing drugs
She hopes events like

Red Ribbon Week will tech
her students the value of
healthy hyin
We're trnrie to build
their characterr while they're
here so they can know there
is a better lfe out there."
said Ram-uss.

Red Ribbon Week History

Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest
drug prevention campaign in the U.S., is
generally celebrated the last full week in
The week's most recognizable symbol
originally commemorated the death of U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration under-
cover agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.
While investigating a Mexican drug car-
tel, Camarena was kidnapped by five men
on Feb. 7, 1985. His body was found in a
shallow grave a month later.
In honor of his battle against illegal
drugs, friends and neighbors began wear-
ing ied satin badges.
The National Family Patnership orga-
nized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon
Campaign in 1988.

Reflections on The Wall:
25th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

Star Publications is honoring all living and depart-
ed Vietnam Veterans in a once n-a-hfetume special
L publication.
A collaborative effort undertaken by the staffs of
The Star and The Times, Reflections on the Wall
;will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
and feature:
An in-depth history of "The Wall"
Profiles of Gulf and Franklin County's honored:
dead ; ..
Personal tributes to Vietnamn Veterans through-
out Northwest Florida
Expanded coverage of the Beacon Hill exhibi-
tion of "The Wall That Heals," a traveling half-.
scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Information about the future arrival of the
Three Servicemen Statue South (a replica of a
portion of the original statue in Washington) in
Reserve your space Over 10,000 copies of this glossy, keepsake booklet
in this keepsake will be distributed in The Star and The Times to
our subscription and rack customers.
Additional copies will be available at both The Star
and The Times offices for just $5 (including taxi
New Deadlines per copy.

Advertis ng Deadline: Friday, November 2
Publish Date: Thursday, November 29

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