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70th Year, Number 3 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 26 Pages

November 8, 20







Major General Reports Progress in Iraq county veterans

Day Programs

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

He is the very model of a modern major
general, and after he completes his second
tour of duty in Iraq, Maj. Gen. James E.
Simmons will likely prove a model Port St.
Joe resident.
Currently the Deputy Commanding
General for Multinational Corps in Iraq,
Simmons hopes to retire in Port St. Joe after
his tour ends in February.
He returned to Port St. Joe in mid-
October for a four-day stay, and spent some
quality time on the Miss Rita, the boat he
named for his wife.
Simmons and his wife stumbled upon
the Port St. Joe Marina during a vacation in
2003, and were charmed by the beautiful bay
and hospitality of Port St. Joe residents.
"It felt right when we were here. The
people at the marina were wonderful
ambassadors for the area," said Simmons,
who hails from Newport, Arkansas.
The couple purchased a home in Port St.
Joe, which Rita has been busily decorating
while Simmons has been away.
The four-day trip proved a welcome
respite from the war zone.
As Deputy Commanding General for
Multinational Corps, Simmons oversees 17
brigade-size formations in fields including
aviation, logistics, engineering, military
police and military intelligence.
Simmons begins his day with updates
from the military's, intelligence and special
operations officials at his base in Baghdad.
He spends his afternoons making
personal visits to his units to assess needs
and recognize the troops' hard work.
In weekly video teleconferences with
Army staff in Washington, Simmons receives
updates on topics ranging from funds for
new equipment to replacing active units.
Troop Surge
Simmons spoke positively of the
deployment of some 30,000 soldiers as
part of the "troop surge" launched in mid-
Simmons said dramatic improvements
could be seen in Al Anbar province as a result
of the surge and increased cooperation from
Sunni tribes.
"This time last year, the Al Anbar
province was reported to be the most
dangerous geographic area in the world,"
noted Simmons.
"Because of the surge, we were allowed
to create a relatively secure environment in

Al iAnbar. Ihe partnership with mte Sunnis
has significantly inhibited Al Qaeda's ability
to operate in Al Anbar."
Simmons has witnessed similar
improvements in Bagdad, where markets
have reopened and life has returned more or
less to normal.

te credits me surge wit giving local
citizens "the wherewithal to step forward
with the desire to protect their own local
Since the surge, Simmons notes that
(See MAJOR GENERAL on Page 2A)

As Deputy Commanding General for Multinational Corps, Major General James E. Simmons
oversees units scattered throughout Iraq. He is pictured on a Black Hawk helicopter.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

A rededication ceremony at the newly
christened Veterans Memorial Park of Beacon
Hill will highlight thrqe days of Veterans Day
activities in Gulf County.
The ceremony will be held Sunday from
2-4 p.m. (ET) at the former Beacon Hill Park,
located just off U.S. 98 in Beacon Hill.
The name change was inspired by the
March exhibition, in the park. of a traveling,
half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington. D.C.
The John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069
lobbied county commissioners for the name
change and will host its annual Veterans Day'
program in conjunction with the rededica-
tion ceremony.
Highlights will include a presentation
of colors by the Port St. Joe High School
NJROTC. a history of the Veterans Day
observance, patriotic songs sung by Warnda
Walker and Mary Lou Cumbie and remarks
by the Voice of Democracy essay contest win-
Lt. Col. Donald C. Arias (USAF) will be
the ceremony's guest speaker.
Arias is an award-winning military jour-
nalist and chief of public affairs for the 1'
Air Force and the Continental US NORD
A former New 'brk Guardsman and
New York City firefighter, Arias is the creator
and editor-in-chief of the American Defender
magazine and the head writer for the Air
Guard's television news program. I Air
Force Now.
The VFW Invites all veterans and com-
munity members to attend the ceremony and
the open house:cook out at the VFW Post
Immediately following.
The Post is located at 1774 Trout Avenue
In Highland View.
Other area Veterans Day programs
Friday. Nov. 9
Port St. Joe High School will host its
annual Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. (ET)
in the R. Marion Craig Coliseum.
This year's speaker will be Ret. Major
Ronald Daniels, a 1975 Port St. Joe High
School graduate.
Daniels served in the Special Forces
branch of the United States Army for 22
SThe Wewahitchka Elementary School
third grade classes will host a program at 9
a.m. (CT) at the Wewahitchka High School
football field.
Highlights will include songs from the
(See VETERANS DAY on Page 6A)

Springfield's Barnes New Port St. Joe Police Chief

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A new face and take on law enforcement
is coming to the Port St. Joe Police
David Barnes, for the past 11 years the
police chief in Springfield, was hired Tuesday
night to assume to the leadership reins in
Port St. Joe.
Barnes succeeds James Hersey, who
retired in late July.
Barnes, who has served his entire law

enforcement career, more than 20 years, in
Springfield, will be sworn in as police chief
for Port St. Joe on Nov. 15 and will formally
take command on Nov. 19.
"I believe he has the personality the
people of Port St. Joe want in a police chief,"
said city manager Lee Vincent. "He's a people
person. He bel eves in getting out and meeting
folks, meeting the business people.
"He tries to make his department friendly
to the public. I see him as somebody who will
fine-tune the department to be responsive to
the people's needs."
During a brief phone interview, Barnes
expressed that philosophy.
Barnes attended a recent 'town hall
meeting in Port St. Joe which in part provided
a forum for residents to express a level of
displeasure with the tacti s and approach to
the public from officers the city.
"What I came away with was that
the police department/needs to be more
community friendly, but they also have a lot
of support in the community," Barnes said.
Barnes added that ne had the opportunity
to speak face-to-face with all but one city
commissioner and ha a lengthy phone
call with the other. Wlit he heard was a

desire for a change in cultures at the police
At the same time, Barnes said he
had worked with several members of the
department, including interim chief Rusty

Burch, and was a proponent of promoting
from within and therefore cognizant of what
could be the reaction to his hire within the

(See CHIEF on Page 6A)

Judge Gives Litigants More Time

By David Angier
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Residents of North Port St. Joe got what
they wanted out of a lawsuit, then fought very
hard on Tiesday to give it back.
In the end, U.S. District Judge Robert
Hinkle gave them more time to decide what
they want and hire an attorney to help them
get it.
Fifteen residents of North Port St. Joe
sued the city last year to stop a resolution
expanding the boundaries of a redevelop-
ment area into their neighborhood.
In September, seven members of the
group signed a settlement that did away with
the resolution, but also did away with their
ability to file that particular lawsuit again.
The lawsuit also included claims of long-
term and systemic discrimination.

The litigants' lawyer at the time, Carolyn
Chapman, hand wrote the settlement agree-
ment. She withdrew from the case Tuesday
and told Hinkle it was her fault that her
clients didn't understand the issues of the
lawsuit and settlement.
A day after agreeing to the settlement,
five of the signing members asked to have
their names removed and fought Tuesday to
convince Hinkle not to approve the settle-
ment. Hinkle told them a settlement was
binding the minute it was agreed to.
After hearing nearly three hours of argu-
ment and testimony almost all of which
pointed to the fact that the residents didn't
understand what they had signed Hinkle
granted them a 30-day extension to hire a
new lawyer.

(See LAWSUIT on Page 5A)

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has also served as Deputy Commanding General for III Corps at Ford Hood, Texas since July 14,

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Shia insurgents favor
the EFPs, which are believed
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Policing Iraq
Simmons likened the
Iraqi security force to deputy
county sheriffs who work
part unie to provide security
to their neighborhoods and
Employed asfarmersand
market owners, members
of the Iraqi security force
know their communities and
can recognize quickly when
things are amiss.
"They should know who
should or should not be in
that neighborhood," said
Sinimons 'said if" 'has"'
been challenging working
with the local police, whom
he described as "more
reactive than proactive."
U.S. soldiers have been
working to teach the local
police to be more accessible
to their citizens and to
conduct regular patrols of
their neighborhoods.
Of the three-tiered Iraqi
police structure, Simmons
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"They are viewed as a
sectarian, Shia-dominated,
rogue-oriented organization,
and some of those statements
are true," he noted.
Although the national
police has shown some'
improvement in recent
months, Simmons said they
are "still the weakest part."
Troop Withdrawal
Addressing the timeline
for withdrawal of American
troops in Iraq, Simmons
expressed confidence that
five brigades would be
withdrawn by next July, as
per the recommendation
given President Bush by
Gen. David H. Petraeus, the
senior American commander
in Iraq.
"I don't see anything
now from my perspective
that's going to significantly
derail it. It might even be
more," said Simmons.
Nofiig "tliia insurgencies
"are not solved by military
solutions," Simmons said the
military must first secure the
region so that basic services,
such as water, sewer and
electricity, can be restored.
He cited the need for
economic development and
work programs that would
enable the Iraqi people to
"break the cycle of violence"
and have a greater stake in
their future.
While noting the strain
that 15-month deployments
put on soldiers and their
families, Simmons described
morale as high.
"Young soldiers believe
they're part of something a
lot bigger than themselves,"
said Simmons.
Having served in the
Army for 34 years, Simmons
described his I current
assignment as "an incredibly
satisfying job for a soldier."
He described the men
and women currently serving
in Iraq as "the next greatest
"The American people
can be extremely proud of
their young soldiers, sailors,
airmen and women in Iraq.
They do a magnificent job
every single day, and we owe
them," said Simmons.
"They're putting their life
on the line for the nation."





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City Commissioners

Wrestle with

Tough Issues

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

City commissioners
Tuesday night found them-
:selves arguing in their
- own defense over several
"recent decisions.
S In the more than three
and one-half hour regu-
Slar Commission meeting,
the Port St. Joe commis-
sioners listened to citizens
who were not happy.
Zack Chiles, a busi-
nessman who had applied
to the city's variance com-
mittee to install an ice-
vending machine near Paul
Gant's Bar-B-Q on U.S.98,
protested the board's veto
of the variance commit-
tee's approval.
Chiles had received
permission from the com-
mittee in an earlier meet-
Sing to establish his ice
machine at the location
between Avenues C and
-D, pending approval of
'-the facade of his machine
to meet Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA) .facade guide-
A lengthy discussion
.ensued between Chiles,
the commissioners, city
Attorney Russ Scholz, city
manager Lee Vincent, Gail
Alsobrook, director of the
PSJRA, members of the
V ariance Committee, and
the public over both the
issuing of the variance and
the apparent misunder-

standing of its powers by
the Variance Committee.
The issue was tabled
by the board in a vote
of 3-2 (Commissioners
Charles Stephens and
Arthur White dissenting).
Scholz told Chiles and
his attorney that the issue
would be taken care of "in
a timely manner," when
pressed for a date to con-
clude the decision.
Local business-
man Patrick McFarland,
owner of St. Patrick's
Seafood Market on Costin
Boulevard, talked at
length to the board about
the water and sewer rate
increases set out recently
in new ordinances.
McFarland used
graphs to show what he
termed "enormous" rate
increases, telling the
board, "Surely ya'll didn't
mean to do that."
Calling the new
increases "draconian,"
McFarland spoke for 30
minutes, urging the com-
missioners to hold further
public meetings and "to
try to find a more reason-
able medium."
McFarland received
explanations for the rate
increases from Vincent,
Mayor Mel Magidson and
Commissioner Benny
Their replies ranged
from: a Florida Rural
Water Association study
that recommended the

rate hikes based on cur-
rent and projected popu-
lation and expanded ser-
vices in the city; more
than $12 million in state
mandates and a consent
order under which the
city is currently operating;
the new city water treat-
ment plant that was bid at
$8 million and ended up
costing $22 million; the
loan to pay off the water
plant debt; the water man-
agement district requiring
the city to come off of
wells and use water from
the Chipola River, which
required the new water
treatment plant.
Magidson. told
McFarland the board
would look at possible
other rate hike scenarios,
if McFarland would gather
information about water
and sewer rates in sur-
rounding communities
and return to the commis-
sion with the information.

In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
Port St. Joe business-
man Jim Garth, president
of Waterfronts Florida,
asked the board to accept
the organization's propos-
al to establish a farmer's
market at the corner of
Reid Avenue and S.R. 71.
Garth presented the
board with numerous ben-
efits of the proposed farm-
er's market, which would
run on selected weekends

March to November. He
said the city "was a little
behind its sister commu-
nities" ofApalachicola and
St. Andrews in Panama
Garth said Dr. Jennifer
Taylor, from Florida A&M
University, had recently
visited Port St. Joe and
recommended changing
the proposed location of
the farmer's market from
the Dr. Joe parking area
on Williams Avenue to the
corner of Reid and Costin
According to Garth,
Taylor wrote the state's
farmer's market guide-
The board appeared
reluctant to commit to
the idea of the farmer's
market, especially by City
Hall, citing concerns about
a flea market atmosphere
and traffic problems.
They argued to hold
one market day to see if
there were any problems
and then decide if they
would allow the market
to continue once or twice
per month, as proposed
by Garth.
The board passed
the motion 5-0 to accept
Garth's proposal, with
certain reservations.
New ordinances were
passed for the proposed
Myers Park development

on Jones Homestead
Road and U.S. 98, after
a 19-acre parcel of land
was separated from the
original 966 acres already
annexed into the city.
All four ordinances
passed 5-0.
According to the
board's explanation, the
city erroneously used a
small-scale map amend-
ment to annex the acre-
age, so rewrote the previ-
ous ordinances to correct,
the mistake.
The board said the
new ordinances did not
change the density already
approved for both par-
One-hundred twenty
multi-family apartments
were already slated to be
built on eight acres of the
19-acre parcel.
Several people asked
if there would be a section
at the site for affordable
housing for low-income
and disabled people in the
apartment complex.
The developer said
that since no tax credits
were being used for densi-
ty bonuses in the develop-
ment, that no affordable
housing was planned.
He said, however, that
he did plan' to look at
other areas in town where
he could build affordable

New city police chief
David Barnes will be
sworn in at 9 a.m. E.T.
Nov. 15. His first day on
the job will be Nov. 19.
The city will host
a public meet-and-greet
reception for Barnes at 5
p.m. E.T. Nov. 27, prior
to the rescheduled regular
city commission meeting
at 6 p.m. E.T. on Nov. 27.
Commissioners decid-
ed to change the regularly
scheduled Nov. 20 meet-
ing to Nov. 27 because of
A workshop will be
held Thursday, Nov. 8 at
4:30 p.m. to discuss the
joint city-county recre-
ation complex and the city
sign ordinance.
A workshop and on-
site inspection will be
held on Reid and Williams
Avenues at 5:30 p.m. on
Nov. 8, immediately fol-
lowing the 4:30 p.m.
Bids were opened
for a 75-foot ladder truck
for the Port St. Joe fire
department. A motion
passed 5-0 for the city to
accept the lowest and best
bid, after bid submissions
were examined by Fire
Chief John Ford.
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There was plenty of backslapping and hand-
shaking recently as state lawmakers applauded
themselves for the property tax cut package they
had finally agreed on.
But after having more than a year to absorb
the rumblings they were hearing from the taxpay-
ers who pay for all that fancy lawmaking and a
week in Tallahassee during session is not to be
mistaken for lean times the Florida Legislature
just missed.
Sure, the tonics put in place will ease the pain.
Providing additional relief from property tax
increases to homesteaded homeowners and new
relief to second-home owners and, maybe most
importantly businesses, are all wise steps for the
Imagining voters not agreeing is difficult.
The future, though, could be considered slightly
down the list for taxpayers, just below the present
and the recent past.
The status quo is what boiled this issue over
from the outset.
And state lawmakers, despite their chances,
pretty much left that status quo untouched.
Until legislators address local spending, as has
been stated again and again on these pages, no prop-
erty tax package will truly find the mark of relief for
Joe Taxpayer or Mom and Pop Store Owner.
Its like applying ice to the ankle you turned -
four weeks ago.
Here are two suggestions for addressing that
status quo that state lawmakers, led by the local
delegation, should be considering whenever they
feel so inclined to return to the marble-and-oak
hallways of Tallahassee.
First, rollback property tax collections to 2002-
2003 levels in those countieswherepropertytaxeshave
gone upbymore than 100 percent sincethatfiscalyear.
County and municipal governments got fat off a real
estate boom borne of too many factors exuber-
ance, speculation, the desire to own a slice of para-
dise, the drive to become rich to detail here.
Enjoying back-door tax hikes without really
having to do much heavy lifting, local governments
have been able to maintain the facade of being fis-
cally responsible by lowering village rates while
still raking in double-digit percentage tax increases
for their coffers.
Instead of using those good times to put more
money back in people's pockets, government pock-
eted it all and provided no change whatsoever.
'' That was reality then, now-the reality is that
these are fiscally difficult times for small busi-
'nesses, folks on'fixed incomes, heck, residents in:
Government should not only join the club,
swim in the same waters, they should be setting the
And this not about a 9 percent decrease in
spending that was manipulated like Gumby this
past year by elected officials.

That's like deciding it is time for Weight
Watchers, but only after that last bag of Oreo's is
off the shelf.
This is about cinching the belt, about under-
standing what is happening outside the meeting
room and addressing it by drastically reducing
spending to levels pre-boom even if that means
slicing that patronage system/workforce.
This feeds into the second step for Tallahassee,
and it really needs to come in the form of a local bill
from our delegation: Reps. Will Kendrick, Jimmy
Patronis and Marti Coley and Sens. Don Gaetz and
Al Lawson.
Place language in Florida Statutes that forbids
any county from having a governmental structure
entirely comprised of single-member districts.
No argument offered to date provides a descrip-
tion of single-member districts as being representa-
tive government.
Washington, D.C. and Tallahassee are where
voices are not meant to be heard, but at the local,
grassroots level, when an individual voter has just
a 20 percent say over how his government spends
his money, that, folks, is taxation without represen-
Every constitutional officer must face all the
voters in his county how should that be any differ-
ent for the five individuals who are going to deter-
mine budgets for those same constitutional officers
and all county spending?
And the local delegation to Tallahassee has
plenty of support from those who actually count -
the voters.
The folks who cast ballots have made it pretty
clear amazingly clear what they think of this
archaic and messy system, the purpose of which
has long expired.
It's not like the county isn't on the map in
Tallahassee, in many ways.
Further, any attempt to provide true property
tax relief at the local level must start with a fiscally-
responsible government.
One that is comprised of five individuals elected
by just one-fifth of the population is inherently
fiscally-unresponsive but to the vagaries of five indi-
vidual fiefdoms.
And any government that will increase the tax
burden on its constituents by more than 100 per-
cent over a span of just five years, while population
growth or infrastructure demands do not remotely
justify such an increase, well, that is not a fiscally
responsible government.
So when they meet next in Tallahassee, state
lawmakers should consider what they have done
for the future and be justifiably satisfied that they
But what drove the issue of property tax relief
from the beginning wasn't the future, it was the
And at this point lawmakers have done nothing
about the status quo, at least not in this county.

I had a ball last Friday night.
The opportunity presented
itself for me to go to Wewahitchka
to watch a football game and write
a sports story on deadline, which
is how I started in this thing called
In my mind,
the week's
-- stress just kind
of washes away
during a high
school football
game, like the
effects I over-
hear sometimes
experienced on
SOrft prah, my soul
Tim Croft being cleansed
Times News or my angel
Editor growing wings or
And it pro-
vided me the chance to discover, as
I do too seldom these days behind
this desk and computer, that no
matter the circumstances or place
of birth, we are all pretty much the
A Wewahitchka versus Port St.
Joe affair, whether in a district vol-
leyball or football game, is a chance
to understand that we are a lot less
different than some you know who
you are would have us believe.
The pre-game tailgate party
shared by both communities, the
bands joining in the opening cer-
emonies, they are proof of a village
and that is tonic.
Todd Lanter and John Palmer
run class football programs and
while there might have been some
chippy moments last Friday this
was, after all, football.
One anonymous e-mailer to the
paper in Panama City suggested over
the weekend that schools should
be consolidated in Gulf County, an
issue that has flowed beneath the
surface for years.
It has' happened in -Gadsden
County, is happening in Franklin
County and has been proposed for
Calhoun County, just for starters,
although to buck the trend, Bay
County had nearly doubled the
number of high schools since I was
a sportswriter too many years ago.
I understand the consolidation
issue on both sides.
Maybe it would save taxpayer
money, though by the time the cost

of construction of a new school,
acquisition of land and the like is
factored in, the savings and the
potential for expanded course offer-
ings seem somewhat abstract.
On the other hand, the sense of
identity of the two communities, of
the two schools and what they rep-
resent in those communities, that
one would be a gut-wrench no mat-
ter how it is turned.
I was also reminded Friday of
the many folks in our county who
see the long view, who see and act
and treat the county as a whole.
Take the Wewahitchka Women's'
Club, which will host Dr. Henry
Roberts of the Sacred Heart
Foundation at 5 p.m. CT at the Old
Courthouse on Monday night, Nov.
He'll be there to talk about
the new hospital going up near the
Gulf/Franklin Center because, as
one member of the Women's Club
explained, the hospital is going to
be a county hospital, it will be an
important step for the county and
that includes Wewahitchka.
The group has also started a
drive to provide 100 needy children
in the COUNTY with bicycles' for
Christmas, partnering with the war-
den at GCI, a COUNTY institution.
Alan McNair, the executive
director of the COUNTY Economic
Development Council, also comes
immediately to mind for his tireless
work in support of affordable and
workforce housing in the county,
even as commissioners slash his
As well as his desire to see the
Port in Port St. Joe developed.
Mr. McNair understands the
benefits to the entire county; the
boundaries are as limited and limit-
less as we make them.
There are so many others, north
and south, but I suppose that this
was a long-winded way .of saying
that Veterans' Day has taken on new
meaning for me in recent years.
From the passing of Christopher
Blaschum shortly after 9/11 to the
moving and courageous story of
Clifford Sims as he received in death
the acknowledgement he should have
received in life from his community,
I see Nov. 11 a bit differently.
The soldier is no longer those

(See KLATTERINGS on Page 5A)

They Paid For My Childhood

They Paid For My Childhood!

Veterans Day is upon us again.
And I'm sitting here think-
ing about Trudy Sullivan. And
'56 Chevrolets. Archie Moore's
pond. Buddy, Wiggleton. John
Motheral's Drugstore. Ricky Hale
and Charlotte Melton. Lord, I think
about Charlotte Melton a lot.
I've heard Mother say a thou-
sand times that she raised her sons
at the exact best time on earth to
be "growing off" children. "The war
(she was referring to World War
II ) was over. The other thing (she
meant Viet Nam) hadn't started yet.
It was such a peaceful, perhaps
naive, but almost idyllic time for
bringing up three boys."
Mother was thankful.
I just enjoyed it.
When Vicki Fields was chasing
us across the elementary school
playground we weren't studying
on world wide peace or economic
freedom or what went on in the
Argonne Forrest in 19181 Shucks,
we were trying to outrun the stigma
of being caught by a girl! I hopped
on the monkey bars and stuck out
my tongue at Pam Collins. I tackled
Jimmy Mabry when he tried to run
past me...... You ask any American
soldier that went off to war and he

will tell you that is exactly
what they were fighting
We didn't have a clue.
Mr. Ross Fletcher's right
arm was cut off up above
the elbow. We didn't think
nothing about it. None of
us had ever seen him any
other way. Besides, he
could do the work of two
men even with the handi-
cap. He'd sit up on the
front porch of Woodrow Kennon's
store and' roll a smoke with his
good arm and tell you about how
tall his corn "was looking", and
how much his cotton "would make"
come September.
We'd never heard of
Guadalcanal. And it never dawned
on us that Mr. Fletcher had ever left
the county.
You talk about running through
fields of clover! Our whole world
was "a Saturday night dance, a
bottle of Coke and the joy that te
blue birds bring". By junior hig I
was chasing Vicki Fields. We played
baseball on that lot down by the
pajama factory until somebody had
to go home to milk. And one fa day,
walking home after school, I ki sed


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Charlotte right on the mouth!
I knew my Father had been in
the war. That old ugly green jacket
with the ribbons and stars stuck
to it hung in their closet. He never
said anything. And we figured that's
just what fathers were supposed to
do.....go off to war and things.
Bobby Brewer would come
over and we'd explore down by the
big ditch. Or hitch a ride out to the
Dairy Bar. I was sitting right behind
him in English when he told Miss
Bryant he didn't have to listen to
her! He had rights! This was a free
country She whipped him. I think
maybe the principal whipped him.
And I know he got whipped when
he got home.
We certainly had rights. We just
weren't sure where they came from.

Or how this country maintained
them.....Bobby sure didn't know
didly about how to use them!
The old men would come to the
school in November. They had these
funny long narrow hats that were
the same color as Dad's army jack-
et. The whole school--- high school,
junior high and elementary--- would
turn out by the flag pole. Somebody
would give a talk, the band would
play The Star Spangled Banner
and these older guys would fire a
little toy cannon. Miss Carolyn had
taught us back in the first grade
that it was Armistice Day.
We liked it mostly because we
got out of class. Reading in a book
about storming a German entrench-
ment was not like being there.....
Besides it was just Mr. Jack Cantrell
and Red Melton and Mr. Cannon
and a few others that lived in the
community. Please
don't judge us too harshly. Even
by high school, when we were old
enough to start to understand, we
were just too busy enjoying our
freedoms to worry about how we
got them.....or who died to keep
them for us.
Every day was a blast! It was
a world of football games, basket-



ball practice and long bus rides
back from field trips to Mammoth
Cave and Paris Landing. We learned
to drive. We enjoyed Elvis, Carl
Perkins and the Coasters. We threw
spitballs in Latin. Me and Jane
Hill would split a cherry Coke at
Motheral's Drugstore. School was
the perfect backdrop for our on-
going escapades.....
It was as far as you could get
from Omaha Beach. Or the Burma
Road. Or the Bridge at Remagen. We
had never heard of Mt. Suribachi or
Palawan Island.
We knew that Ronald Jenkins
had no father. And somewhere in
my memory bank I remember that
he had died in the war. I also
remember that Mrs. Jenkins strug-
gled to make ends meet. I remem-
ber that Ronald didn't spend much
time at the Dairy Bar. His clothes
might have been a "step" behind
ours. And in an era when we all
were required to work, he did more
than his share.....
I regret that I don't know
the details of how and where Mr.
Jenkins fell.
And, looking back, that's not
my only regret. I wish I had paid
more attention to the speaker on
Armistice Day. I wish I'd looked
more closely at those stars and rib-
bons on Daddy's jacket. I wish I had
bought Mr. Fletcher a Dr. Pepper.....
and thanked him. I wish now I
had stopped the baseball game and
went up in the stands and hugged
Mr. Jack Cantrell. I wish I'd bought
a boiled egg down at the City Cafe
and given it to Mr. Melton. I wish I'd
invited Ronald over to eat......
SI should have done something!
I let those veterans down. But
you know what? They'd gladly do it
over for me. Without hesitating I'm
the guy they go off to war for!
Bless'em All,
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Port St. Joe Still at Odds

Over Discrimination Suit

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Last Friday another
wrinkle appeared in the
federal civil rights lawsuit
filed against the City of Port
St. Joe.
Participants in the
lawsuit regrouped, switching
positions that left the city
standing alone to fight
the discrimination claims
against it.
In a late Friday afternoon
press conference in front
of the Port St. Joe city hall,
Amy Rogers, president of
the Gulf County branch of
the NAACP Gail Alsobrook,
director of the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA), and Rachel Crews,
representing the North Port
St. Joe litigants, each read
statements explaining the
three groups' stances in the
most recent development of
the lawsuit.
Expanding on the
previous week's joint
statement of the Gulf County
branch of the NAACP and the
North Port St. Joe litigants,
Alsobrook and Crews
added their hopes that the
redevelopment plans for the
city would include the north
section of town.
They expressed hope
that, with the removal of
the litigants' objections to
the expanded boundaries,
that implementation of the
proposed master plan for
downtown redevelopment
can proceed.
The North Port St. Joe
community was included
in the redevelopment

boundaries last fall, but the
city voted to rescind the
expanded boundaries in
September of this year.
This retraction of
boundaries was the point of
contention in recently filed
motions pertaining to the
The original lawsuit
contained the claim that
the exclusion of North Port
St. Joe was a continuation
of the historical pattern of
neglect and discrimination
of the community by the city
of Port St. Joe.
Friday, Rogers repeated
her earlier statement that
the Florida State Conference
NAACP voted unanimously to
support the local branch in its
efforts to improve economic
conditions in the North Port
St. Joe community, and that
the local NAACP branch, in
conjunction with the PSJRA,
supported the expansion of
the proposed redevelopment
boundaries to include North
Port St Joe.
It also said that
the NAACP Economic
Development Director will
support and join the litigants
"in their just pursuit of the
legal redress of outstanding
discrimination, civil rights
violations and environmental
hazard concerns," and that
the claims were to the benefit
of both North and South Port
St. Joe.
Crews' statement
said that the Port St. Joe
redevelopment plan, offered
by the PSJRA, had the
support of the community
and the group of citizens
who originally brought the

lawsuit against the city.
Her statement also said
that support of the extended
boundaries would not affect
the other claims still in force
by the lawsuit.
Alsobrook's statement
expressed the PSJRA's
dedication to including
the North Port St. Joe
community in all aspects of
the proposed redevelopment
plan, especially through
the community's advisory
committee, "comprised of
residents representing the
voice of the community and
providing the primary vital
link to the PSJRA Board of
The PSJRA statement
continued by stating that the
PSJRA board of directors
supported the integration of
North Port St. Joe into all
future plans "in accordance
with the redevelopment plan
,revision as submitted to the
city of Port St. Joe."
The PSJRA statement
ended with a resolution
that the board of directors
understand that they must
now work with the citizens of
North Port St. Joe to create a
that includes provisions
"specifically insuring"
protection of the economic
benefits "for the affected
citizens and property owners
in the expansion area," and
that the resolution is "now in
full force and effect pending
successful withdrawal of
the PSJRA from the lawsuit
with the full approval of the
Federal Court."


Lawsuit From Page 1A
LaWSHIt From Page 1A




Boyd Spearheads again

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Apalachicola River, Bay appl

Florida Delegation letter calls on House, Senate Leadership to block legislation ,
that would allow the irresponsible alteration ofACF reservoir releases

The sides will meet again
Two of the plaintiffs tes-
Sat Tuesday's hearing
said the only issue they
with the settlement was
the lawsuit would be
.issed "with prejudice"
caning it can't be filed
One plaintiff said the
p was not willing to give
ts "leverage" in dealing
the city by signing away
right to sue again.
Prejudice generally
.es only to the particular

lawsuit that is being settled.
Signing the agreement usu-
ally would not prevent the
group from suing the city
again over another issue or if
the city failed to comply with
its end of the agreement in
this case.
Hinkle said federal
courts are not to be used as
leverage and if that was why
the residents were contesting
the settlement they should
drop out of the case. ,
Plaintiff Carl White, who
represented part of the group
in the hearing, said they were

still willing to negotiate a
settlement, but needed to
understand the issues better.
City attorney William
Rish said he would be unwill-
ing to negotiate until the
plaintiffs had a lawyer. He
said he didn't want to agree
to another settlement only to
have the plaintiffs back out
"We wanted to expand
into the (North Port St. Joe)
area to-'get the tax dollars
to build a community," Rish

Congressman Allen Boyd

(D-North Florida) is spear-
heading an effort with the
members of the Florida
Congressional Delegation
to block Georgia's request
to drastically alter the
Flint (ACF) reservoir releas-
es, which would have seri-
ous and adverse effects on
Florida's Apalachicola River
and Apalachicola Bay.
The letter that will be
sent to the House and Senate
Leadership expresses the del-
egation's strong opposition to
bills H.R. 3847 and S. 2165
introduced by the Georgia
Delegation thatwould empow-
er any Governor or Secretary


guys following Tom Hanks as
he hits the Omaha beachhead,
it is the neighbor down the
street, the coach, the young
man starting out in adult life,
the son, the daughter, the
father, even the mother of
somebody in the community,
my community.
We have never been asked
to sacrifice for this war we are
in, a political football we can
toss all day.
But the least we can do,
all pf us, is to take, one day

of the Army to suspend the
protections provided by the
federal Endangered Species
Act (ESA).
"Knee-jerk legislation is
not the answer to our water
sharing challenges," said
Congressman Boyd. "Instead
of working with the state of
Florida to develop a success-
ful long term water manage-
ment solution, the Georgia
Delegation has introduced
irresponsible legislation that
would have devastating con-
sequences in Florida and
nationwide. The water sup-
ply problems in Georgia did
not happen overnight, and
they certainly are not exclu-
sive to Georgia. We must
work together toward a mea-
sured, adaptive, and reason-
able solution to address our
water sharing challenges."
Earlier this month,
Georgia Governor Sonny
Perdue asked the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers to reduce
the minimum flow of water
to the Apalachicola River to
the detriment of two power
plants, three endangered spe-
cies, and numerous commu-
nities that depend on water
released from Lake Lanier.
The Corps of Engineers has
stated in court documents
that the Atlanta area has

enough water to last well into
spring, even if there is no
more rain, despite claims by
the state of Georgia that the
draining of a federal reser-
voir on the Chattahoochee
River threatened the state's
drinking water supply.
"The Apalachicola River
and the Apalachicola Bay
already have suffered -con-
siderably, while water use in
Georgia remains practically
unrestricted until recently
and the Flint River water con-
sumption continues unabat-
ed," Boyd stated. "The state
of Florida should not have
to bear the full brunt of this
problem. The Apalachicola
River and the Apalachicola
Bay are critical to our envi-
ronment, our economy, and
the quality of life for hun-
dreds of thousands of resi-
dents. The Florida Delegation
stands together to make sure
that these resources are pro-
In addition to Boyd, the
letter has been signed by
Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL)
and Mel Martinez (R-FL)
and Representatives Alcee
Hastings (D-FL), Corrine
Brow (D-FL), Kendrick Meek
(D-F ), Debbie Wasserman
Schultz (D-FL), and Kathy
Castor (D-FL).

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to salute those who serve, to me and women who serve or
salute their willingness to set hav served they all have my
aside so many of the things unwavering respect.
we take granted every day, to 'ot because they hail
leave their families for months from Wewahitchka or Port St.
on end and in too many cases Joe or\Timbuktu.
risk their lives, their minds, Maybe because a veter-
their well-being, to set the bar an learns earlier than most
of sacrifice so high. that when all the artifice is
It doesn't matter to me stripped away we are all truly
if it is Jeremy Cabaniss or one and they have done more
Joshua Cope, Buck Watford to preserve that sense of com-
or Champ Traylor and munity than many of us can
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Veterans Day

From Page 1A

third grade Red, White and
Blue chorus, a performance
by the WHS band, a bagpip-
er, special musical numbers,
gifts for veterans and DAR
and VFW announcements.
A reception in the WES
pavilion for veterans and
performers will follow the
Port St. Joe Elementary
School will have a program
at 1 p.m. at Shark Field.
Robert Ramsey, who will
soon be redeployed to Iraq,
will be the guest speaker.
Highlights include pre-
sentations by Port St. Joe
High School's color guard
and drill team, a vocal per-
formance by Jeremy Dixon,
remarks by Gary Ross and
a student-led Pledge of
Reserved space will be
available for all veterans
attending the program.
The Wewahitchka VFW
Auxiliary will host its 12',
annual free dinner for vet-
erans and their families at 6
p.m. (CT) at the Wewahitchka
Community Center.

The dinner will feature
entertainment and door priz-
For more information,
contact Flora Blackman at
Franklin County
Central (Brown) Elementary
School will host its annual
Veterans Day program at 10
a.m. (ET) in the school gym-
nasium, located at 85 School
Road in Eastpoint.
This year's speaker will
be Retired Col. Harry A.
For more information,
call 670-8458.
Saturday, Nov. 10
John C. Gainous VFW
Post 10069 members will
be in the community selling
poppies assembled by dis-
abled and needy veterans in
VA hospitals.
Proceeds from the pop-
pies provide financial assis-
tance to state and national
veterans' rehabilitation and
service programs and the
VFW National Home for
orphans and widows of U.S.

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"I know how some of the
guys are going to feel about
it," Barnes said. "I think I may
be a rub for some people, but
for the commissioners and
the community I think I'll be
a breath of fresh air."
Barnes mapped out his
general philosophy on law
"I believe in discipline,
I believe in doing things
by the book, I'm not one of
those good-old-boys you
hear about," Barnes said.
"At the same time, not
everybody who commits a
crime does so with intent
or a commitment to break
the law. Not everybody who
commits a crime needs to go
to jail."
In particular, Barnes
said, young people. Where

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alternatives to placing
them in the system present
themselves those should be
the preferred options.
In sum, Barnes said, he'd
like to see fewer blue lights
flashing and more officers
out in the community asking
residents and business-
owners what issues they
are facing, how the police
department might assist.
"They need to be out in
the community, meeting the
people, meeting the business
owners," Barnes said.
Vincent said he had more
than a half-dozen applicants
for the job, all from Gulf or
Bay counties, and narrowed
the list down to three for
final interviews.
He and Barnes came to
an agreement on Tuesday

"I like the fact that he
is budget-oriented," Vincent
said, adding that Barnes
demonstrated acumen for the
financial side of operating the
police department. "He likes
to look out for the people's
Barnes has been married
for 11 years to "my lovely
wife" Gia, who is a deputy
clerk of courts in Bay County.
While Gia will keep that job,
the couple has found a place
to live in Port St. Joe for the
next year as they scout for a
permanent home or maybe a
lot on which to build.
"Port St. Joe is a
wonderful area to live in, it's
quiet, it's quaint and it would
be a great place to retire,"
Barnes said.

New "Retro"

Look for Port St.

Joe Police Cars

Sergeant Rusty Burch (at
left), of the Port St. Joe Police
Department, shows off the
new look for the city police
According to Burch, the
city will have seven of the
retro-look black and whites
on the street this week, with
four more to be delivered
after the first of the year.
"It's easier for the
majority of visitors to spot
a black and white police car
when they need help," Burch
said, explaining why the city
was changing its colors.
The decision to change
from blue and white to the
traditional black and white
cars and to change the logo
was made while Burch
was acting sergeant of the
department, between the
retirement of former chief
James Hersey, and last
week's appointment of new
police chief David Barnes.
Since it was time for
the department to purchase
new cars, it seemed the right
time to change the colors and
lettering, Burch said.
The new decals and logo
are extremely reflective and
the word "police" on the sides
and back of the car is much
larger and more visible at
night, according to Burch.

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Port St. Joe Completes District Sweep

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The Port St. Joe Sharks
completed their 7-0 sprint
through District 1-1A on
Friday night but the hosts
made every last yard a tus-
Chaz Byrd had 165 yards
and three touchdowns rush-
ing and the Sharks (7-2 over-
all) out-gained Wewahitchka
390-132 to win their third
game in seven days 37-0 at
Gator Field.
The score and statistics
do not measure the extent
to which the young, scrap-
py Gators held their own
through much of three quar-
ters against a more physical
and talented team.
The teams were separat-

ed 20-0 at halftime and that
was due to a handful of big
plays while the Gators (2-7
overall, 1-6 in the district)
generally confused Port St.
Joe up front.
"Wewa came out and
took it to us," said Port St.
Joe coach John Palmer. "We
had trouble blocking them;
they did a good job up front
defensively. And that is a
credit to them.
"It (7-0 in the district for
the title and home field in the
first rounds of the playoffs) is
what it is all about and we'll
take it."
Making the Gators'
first-half performance more
impressive was the loss of
gritty halfback Ryan Myers
to a knee injury on the first
series of play.

It was on that drive that
the Gators made their most
serious foray into Shark ter-
ritory, reaching the 19, but
came away with nothing after
a fumbled hand-off on an
end around was recovered by
Port St. Joe's Philp Fuze.
Five plays later, Greg
Farmer busted a counter play
through a gaping hole on
the right side for a 26-yard
touchdown run and a 7-0
lead after Fuze added the
extra point.
Byrd went 46 yards
right through the heart of the
defense midway through the
second quarter and barreled
21 yards, off right tackle \ ith
just under four minutes to
play in the half, Fuze miss-
ing the extra point after the
latter score for a 20-0 lead at

But between those turf-
chewing runs, the Sharks
were largely workmanlike in
their performance.
That was a product of
having to play three days
after their huge Tuesday
showdown for the district
title at Jay combined with the
toughness of a Wewahitchka
team dominated by under-
Of particular note for the
Gators on offense were Cody
Wade, a sophomore thrust
into the starting quarter-
back's role early in the sea-
son who had 95 total yards,
and Brandon Tifft, a senior
wide receiver who had five
catches for 81 yards.
1 can't ask for a whole lot
more than they did tonight,"
said Wewahitchka coach
Todd Lanter. "We are young,
we are not as physical, but
the kids played hard."
The Sharks blew the
game open in the third quar-
Javon Davis sacked
Wade, forcing a fumble recov-
ered by Fuze at the Gator 35.
Matt Gannon (8 for 11 for
114 yards) hit Jordan McNair
for 31 yards and Byrd rolled
through right tackle for the
Wewahitchka went three-
and-out and a short punt had
the Sharks at the Gator 39
and five plays later Farmer
scored his second touchdown
on an 8-yard run.
Wade was intercepted by
Tyrone Dawson three plays
later and Fuze made that
count with a 33-yard field
goal with under minute in the
quarter for the final margin
and a running clock.

Local Youth First In

Sprint Triathlon

Brett Sigman, a sopho-
more at Port St. Joe High
School, recently took first
in his age group in a sprint
triathlon in Destin.
The triathlon is part of
the four-race Emerald Coast
Triathlon, Duathlon and
Aqua Bike Series."
Brett, a 16-year-old, was
the lone competitor in the
14-16-year-old category to
even finish the race, which is
a shortened version of a full

triathlon, with swminuinig.
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Brett finished in a time
of 1:29:59:066, just over 20
minutes behind the overall
winner, an impressive finish
given his age and the fact that
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Sports fans will have
plenty to keep them enter-
tained next week.
Port St. Joe High School
will host a preseason bas-
ketball Tip-Off Classic on
Tuesday and Thursday as a
warm-up to the Shark foot-
ball team hosting Trenton
(5-4 entering the regular-sea-
son finale this Friday) in the
first round of the state Class
1A playoffs at 7:30 p.m. ET
on Nov. 16.
Hosting a Tip-Off Classic

represents a first for Port St.
Joe under fourth-year Coach
Derek Kurnitsky.
Though the games don't
count toward the regular-
season, Kurnitsky said after
playing nearly three dozen
summer games, plenty of
informal workouts and
scrimmages and two weeks
of practice, his players are
itching for live action.
"We need to play some-
body else," Kurnitsky said.
"We started practicing last
week and we are at home and
we need to play some games
with referees and a clock and

all that. We are just ready."
The Tip-Off Classic will
include Tallahassee Pope
John Paul II, which won 26
games last year, Springfield
Rutherford, a long-time
regional stalwart which
advanced deep into the play-
offs last year, and Holmes
County, which boasts some
size up front and playoff
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the
action gets started at 6 p.m.
ET with John Paul facing
Rutherford followed at 7:30
p.m. ET with Holmes County
playing the Sharks.

The teams return on
Thursday, with John Paul
and Holmes County playing
at 6 p.m. and Rutherford ver-
sus Port St. Joe at 7:30 p.m.
"I've never hosted a Tip-
Off before," Kurnitsky said.
"We've played in them, but
never hosted one. I think we
will have some good basket-
ball on those two nights.
"It doesn't count but we
take it seriously. You can put
a spin on it, downplay it if
you lose and pump it up if
you win, and you can't count
them on your record, but we
are taking it seriously."

The Tiger Sharks appear
in fine feather heading toward
the season-opener on Nov.
Port St. Joe returns eight
of the 11 players who trav-
eled to Lakeland last spring
and reached the state Class
2A title game.
Once the football season
ends and Kurnitsky empha-
sized he's in no hurry to
see that happen the Tiger
Sharks will add five more
players and further deepen a
squad that will likely rotate
as many as 10 or 11 players
"This will be the first
time since I've been here that
our bench will be as good as
our starters," Kurnitsky said.
"This could be the deepest
team I've had here."
The Sharks will par-
ticularly rely on the experi-
ence of their senior class,, a
half-dozen strong, who have
grown as Kurnitsky has put
his program in place, from
middle school on up.
"Ricardo Clemmons has
really grown as a leader,"
Kurnitsky said. "He has real-
ly stepped up as our senior
leader and we will have
strong senior leadership.
"I can really see that our
summer program, the middle
school program and the AAU

games in the summer are
paying off. They could almost
run practice by themselves
right now. Our program and
our system are in place."
And feeding off the suc-
cess of the Tiger Sharks of
the gridiron as Port St. Joe
prepares to host as many as
three playoff games during
the month.
"To me this is the most fun
time of the year," Kurnitsky
said. "The more the football
team wins, it feeds into bas-
ketball. Morale in the school
is high, there are fewer disci-
pline problems.
"We may start slow
(because of an extended foot-
ball season) but we don't
worry about winning until
February. And the success
(of last year's run to the state
title game) breeds success.
The kids know what I want
and expect. I don't think I've
had to raise my voice yet."
Tickets for the Tip-Off
Classic are $4 per night.
There are still some
reserved season tickets for
the Tiger Shark basketball
campaign available for $100.
Reserved season tickets give
fans a bird's eye view of the
action from the second level
and also provide priority to
ticket holders for postseason

The Lady Gators won the district 2-3A title and advanced to the Region 1-2A playoffs last week where they lost to visiting
North Florida Christian, finishing the season 13-13.
The team, back row (I-r): Ashley Gates, Meleah Lister, Coach Johnny Tadnton, Kayla Williams, Mary Taunton, Coach Joy Capps,
Nikita Miller, Coach Kerri Barlow and Sharee Addison.
Front row (I-r): Kayln Bidwell, Kelly Weeks, Kristen Yon, Rachael Zucci, Shakayla Hand and Natalya Miller.

Gene Raffield Football Teams

to Play
For the first time in the
history of the Gene Raffield
Youth Football Team, it has
placed all three teams in the
three different age division
championship games. The
11-12 year old Buccaneers
beat Liberty County last
Saturday to end the regu-
lar season at 7-1, which
gave them first place in the
Southern Division of the Big
Bend League.
The 9-10 year old Jaguars
squeaked out an 8-6 thriller
at Shark Field to end the
regular season at 6 wins and

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ended at 5 and 3. undefeated Blountstown from local businesses and
ague Champion team. The Jaguars will play individuals. Each team is
Dolphins eas- Chatahoochie, who ended coached by volunteers who
Liberty County the year at 7-1. Chatahoochie donate a tremendous amount
he year at 6 and will be out to revenge their of time to these youngsters.
so play for the only loss of the year against These coaches, parents,
p. the Jaguars. The Buccaneers and players hope you will
bined record of will also play an unde- come out this Saturday for
mns in regular feated Blountstown squad some exciting football at
ras 19 wins and which dominated the North the Big Bend Youth Football
The champion- Division. League Championships.
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Keeper's Quarters Gift Shop Grand Opening

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For years, the St. Joseph Historical
Society has labored to renovate the Cape San
Bias lighthouse and keeper's quarters.
And on Saturday, members will be beam-
ing with pride at the grand opening of the
Keeper's Quarters Gift Shop.
The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.
(ET) at Lighthouse Keeper's Way on Cape
San Bias. Signs will guide visitors to the
The gift shop, located on the first floor
of the keeper's quarters, known by the nick-
name "Sleeping Beauty," will feature a variety
of lighthouse keepsakes.
Items available for purchase include
ST-shirts, nautical jewelry, lighthouse pins,
children's sand pails, ships in a bottle, puz-
zles, games, magnets, candles, coffee mugs,
trivets, photo frames, albums, journals, and
lighthouse postcards and note cards.
"Everything is themed to the beach or to'.
the water. Anything that looks like it could've
come from our area," noted historical society
vice president Lynda Bordelon.
Bordelon also hopes to sell pottery, pho-

Reflections on
The Star concludes its sneak peak at
Reflections on The Wall, a special pub-
lication commemorating the 251 anniver-
sary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Washington, D.C.
The publication will be distributed in
the November 29 edition of The Star and
The Times to our subscription and rack
customers. Copies will also be available for
purchase at both offices.
James Henry Clay
James Henry Clay was born in
Philadelphia and attended Quinn High
School in Apalachicola.
In this excerpt from Star Staff Writer
Despina Williams' profile of Clay, comrade
James Copeland describes their mission in
the town of Tan Thanh (2).
Clay's tour in Vietnam began on March
30, 1967. He was assigned to the 2nd Civil

tographs, and artwork by local artists on
The gift shop will initially be open on
Friday and Saturdays, and by appointment
for school classes, organizations and day-
Historical society members expect work
on the lighthouse tower to be completed in
the spring, at which time it will be open for
tours and visits.
A museum, housed in the Keeper's
Quarters' second floor, will also open in the
The historical society will furnish the
museum with authentic period pieces from
the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The society has already received dona-
tions of antique telephones, a wooden bed
and pedal sewing machine, and welcome gifts
of other items.
"We'd like to make it as authentic to the
area and the time frame that the lighthouse
was in service," said Bordelon.
Those wishing to make donations to the
Keeper's Quarters museum are urged to call
St. Joseph Historical Society vice president
Lynda Bordelon at 227-9440 or 227-5428.

I The Wall: A
Affairs Group of the 3rd Marine Amphibious
Force in Vietnam.
Clay served with 13 fellow Marines and
one Navy corpsman in Delta 5, one of seven
Delta units stationed around Hoi An, the
capital of Quang Nam Province. Delta 5 was
stationed in the town of Tan Thanh (2).
Clay and his fellow soldiers' respon-
sibilities included guarding a bridge, run-
ning patrols during the day and conducting
ambushes at night.
A platoon of local villagers worked col-
laboratively with Delta 5 in securing the vil-
lage and addressing infrastructure needs.
A native sergeant commanded the PF, or
popular forces, and a village chief served as
the civilian authority.
Clay's Delta-5, 2"d Cag comrade, James
Copeland of West Chester Pa., described his,
unit's mission this way:
"The idea was to keep the VC infrastruc-
ture out of the village and control the village
and do civil action stuff, like building schools.

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. Kind of win their hearts and minds."
Delta 5 shared quarters with the PFs,
who were poorly armed with World War II
era weapons.
Though the PF sergeant was techni-
cally in charge of the operation, the Marines
played a pivotal role in securing the area.
"The idea was the Marine squad would
back up the Vietnamese because they weren't
verny effective by themselves," said Copeland.
Clay arrived in the village in mid 1967,
and like his fellow Marines, learned to
communicate with the PFs by using what
Copeland described as a half-English, half-
Vietnamese "pig Latin."
The villagers were friendly to the
Americans, and kids routinely emerged from
their thatched huts to greet the soldiers.
Clay served as the unit's assistant com-
mander and earned the admiration of his
"He was a great guy," remembered
Copeland. "He smiled a lot, was calm under

fire. He was a good leader and the guys really
respected him."
Read the complete profile of Clay in
Reflections on The Wall on November 29.

Port St. Joe Elementary Fall Festival

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
An afternoon thunderstorm
could not dampen the spirits of
the children who turned out, en
masse, to Port St. Joe Elementary F
School's Fall Festival on Oct. 26 at
the Centennial Building.
Though the rain forced the
event inside, festival goers had
plenty of room to stroll among the
exciting booths in search of prizes.
Students fished for toys,
sprayed their hair with fluorescent
%paint and threw cream pies at a
stoic scarecrow.
The PTO sponsored the event
and served up hot dogs, chips,
candy and a delicious seafood
The elementary school teach-
ers retained a portion of booth pro-
ceeds for use in their classrooms.

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Turns 7!

Samantha Breanna Bur-
kett celebrated her 7th Birth-
day on October 31, 2007
(Halloween). Samantha is the
daughter of Richard Burkett
of Port Saint Joe, FL and
Dana Burkett of Sarasota,
Maternal grandparents
are Debbie Saunders of Sara-
sota, FL and the late Dr. Ed-
ward T. Saunders. Paternal
grandparents are Eugene
and Brenda Burkett of Wewa-
We Love You So Very Much
Samanthal Love, Mama, Un-
cle Terry and Mama Me-Mel

John C. Gainous VFW Post

10069 and Ladies Auxiliary News

As we welcome many of
our northern members back
to the area, the members
of the VFW Post and Ladies
Auxiliary are becoming quite
active in area events.
Our Veterans Day cere-
mony will be held in conjunc-
tion with the re-dedication
of Veterans Memorial Park
at Beacon Hill. This event
will be held on Veterans Day,
Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. (ET) at
the park. We are grateful to
our members, Commander
Wayne Taylor, Rodney
Herring, James Kennedy

and Ginny Seefeldt and to Rememl
Gulf County Commissioner what thi
Bill Williams for their efforts us free.
in the renaming of this beau- We
tiful park in honor of our attending
Veterans. After the Veterans ceremol
Day ceremony at the park, High S(
VFW Post 10069 will wel-
come members and friends plae
back to the Post for their
annual Veterans Day open
house. will tak
On Saturday, Nov. 10, all of oi
the Ladies Auxiliary will be Veteran,
around the community with and to
poppies. We ask for a dona- our tro
tion to this worthwhile cause. world.

ber our Veterans and
ey have done to keep

look forward to
ig the Veterans Day
ny at Port St. Joe:
school that will take
n Friday, Nov. 9 at

hope that everyone
e time to remember
ir Veterans, not only
s Day, but everyday
continue to pray for
ops all around the

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The Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe host-
ed the Monster Mash on
Saturday, October 13. This
is a new event for the orga-
nization, whose goal is to
benefit the children of Gulf
County. Members and guests
alike dressed in costumes
and danced the night away.
Some of those in attendance
were Little Red Riding Hood
and the Big Bad Wolf, Alice
and the Mad Hatter, Fred
and Wilma Flintstone, The
Adams Family, Gilligan and
Maryanne, 3 Blond Mice,
Dorothy and the Scarecrow,
Don King, a Brick House
and KISS-from the make-up
days! The winners of the
costume contest were a Tom
and Linda Marquardt who
were dressed as a biker babe
and dude.
Members trimmed the
storefront on Reid Avenue
with jack-o-lanterns, spider
webs, and skeletons, all set-
ting the stage for the ghoulish
affair. While sampling home-
made appetizers, guests bid
on auction items of gift bas-
kets, home furnishings, art-
work, trips and mifch more.

Reflections on The Wall:
25th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

Reserve your space
in this keepsake

NTO DV7 dlif E

Star Publications is honoring all living and depart-
;ed Vietnam Veterans in a once-in-a-lifetime special
|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:
SAn in-depth history of "The Wall"
SProfiles of Gulf and Franklin County's honored
Personal tributes to Vietnam Veterans through-
S 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
Over 10,000 copies of this glossy, keepsake booklet
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 tax)
per copy.

Advertising Deadline: Friday, November 2
Publish Date: Thursday, November 29

Full Page Sixth page
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Publications' advertising representatives: Renee Carroll (Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka) 227-7858, Brett Lowery (The Beaches) 227-7856, or 'Joel Reed
(Franklin County) 227-7851 or 653-8869.

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In addition to the silent auc-
tion and costume contest,
area businesses purchased
Scarecrows from the League
and vied for the prize of
scariest. Guerry and Susan
Magidson decked out the
winning entry. Late into
the night, the League raced
the Scarecrows, all to raise
money for the area projects.
More than a hundred guests
helped the Junior Service
League raise over $5000.
The Junior Service
League is a non-profit organi-
zation of women which helps
area children. The League's
premier project is Jam Packs.
Each year, over fifty elemen-
tary students from Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka receive
all of their school supplies
from the Junior Service
League, complete with a

brand new backpack. Later
in the school year, another
fifty students receive a new
set of winter clothes, thanks
to a partner-
ship among the
Junior Service
The Tapper
and Sears. A
final fall proj-
ect hosted by
the Junior
Service League
is the annual
Junior Miss
program for .
high school
seniors. The
2007 program
will be held
November 17
at the Port St.
Joe elementary

school auditorium. Everyone
is invited to attend and watch
the young women compete
for college scholarships.

Army Spec. Sigrist Re-Enlists

Army Spec. Matthew T.
Sigrist has re-enlisted in the
U.S. Army for three years.
Sigrist, a service rifle
shooter/instructor, is a
member of the U.S. Army
Marksmanship Unit at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
He joined the Army in
September 2004 but started
rifle shootingin 1996. During
his rifle shooting career,
Sigrist has distinguished
himself by winning various
shooting awards in individ-
ual competition, including
the Distinguished Rifleman
Badge and the President's
Hundred Tab. The special-
ist is airborne qualified and
has earned the Parachutist
His wife, Hillary, is the
daughter of Mark H. and
Rose Harris of Port St. Joe,
The specialist is 2004
graduate of Fruita Monument
High School, Fruita, Colo.

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Sea Oats and Dunes Red Hat Chit Chat

Garden Club News

The Sea Oats & Dunes
Garden Club will hold it's
regular monthly meeting on
November 13, 2007 begin-
ning at 10 a.m. ET at the
Dining Hall of the Beach
Baptist Church located at
311 Columbus Street in St.
Joe Beach. The program
this month is "Cooking With
Herbs" by Elaine Howell,
a Master Gardener from
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club meets the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month

September through May and
covers St. Joe Beach, Mexico
Beach, Beacon Hill, and
Overstreei. Guest speak-
ers, held trips, good food,
and friendship is served at
each meeting. The Club is
actively seeking new mem-
bers, so if you have an inter-
est in gardening and making
new friends, please plan to
Any questions regarding
Club meetmgs. or Club mem-
bership can be directed to
Susie Pippin at 647-8915.

Safe Florida Home

My Safe Florida Home
inspection program was
extended for two months, as
of Nov. 1, free of charge.
The program
home inspection. inspection
results report, and 85K grant
money (depending on home
Sale and age of home) to cor-
rect any deficiencies noted in
the final report. Additionally,
the report can or should be
filed with your home insur-
ance or home insurance
application for discounts
reported as high as 30 per-
fent. Bay County residents
re averaging a reduction of

$300 to 82500 in insurance
costs A team is coming to
Port St Joe on Nov. 19 and
would like to have more peo-
ple signed up to make it a
worthwhile trip.
If Ui9one is interested
[and they should be...espe-
cially homes built prior to
2002 contact David Bowers,
86 6-4982.
,This free inspection may
become a mandatory require-
ment by Insurance compa-
nies .in Florida to obtain
insurance in the future at
owner s expense.

Box Plant Reunion

Thank You

' The Planning Committee
and all that attended the
recent Box Plant Reunion
expresses a heartfelt "Thank
You" to the following mer-'
chants that so generously
provided the door prizes:
Interiors, Etc., Coast
2 Coast Printing, Portside
Trading Company, Petals By
the Bay, Pepper's Mexican
Restaurant, Active Styles
Beauty Salon, Port, St. Joe
Marina, Inc., Lu Lu's Sweet
Expectations, Badcock Home
Furniture, Bay Antiques,
Advance Auto Parts, Radio
Shack, Beach Pizza, Subway

Sandwich Shop. St. Joe
Furniture Co., Dockside Cafe,
St; Joe Hardware, Bea and
Bea Bugs
Also, a special "Thank
You" to the following:
The Star for publishing
our notice
Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union for contributing
Diufe ... Piggly':; Wiggte'
for donating our specially
designed' cakes
Melody Woodham for
designing, creating, and
printing our program


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Mayor Proclaims

National Homecare Month

Gina Ferland, RN,
administrator in charge of
the Port St. Joe office of
NHC Homecare, watches Port

St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson
sign a proclamation officially
naming November as National
Home Care Month.
The designation recog-
nizes and honors the pro-
fessionals who provide high-
quality health care and sup-
portive services in patients'
homes, and spotlights home
care's unique ability to cpm-
bine compassionate care with
innovative technology.
Home care professionals
include physicians, nurses,
therapists, aides, social work-
ers, home medical equipment

providers, hospice workers,
volunteers, and family care-
Home care is a service
offered to recovering, dis-
abled or chronically ill indi-
viduals. The care ranges from
assistance with activities
of daily living to advanced
medical care in the home,
and is geared toward keeping
patients in their own homes
and with their families, and
out of hospitals and nursing
NHC Homecare has been
in Port St. Joe for 14 years,
offering rehabilitation, home
health aids, skilled h6met
care and hospice care in Gulf

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Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Trooper, a dachshund mix (pictured); Alvin
a beagle mix puppy; Fran & Freckles, fifteen
Week old female pups; orange kittens, about
twelve weeks old; Smiley, a chocolate colored
female pup about six months; Sassy, a nice
female brindle pup.
Always kittens! Come see.
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Pastor Appreciat

Howard Creek Baptist
Church invites you to join us
on Sunday, November 11 at
11:00 a.m. (EST) as we cele-
brate Rev. Henry Hester's sec-
ond year as our pastor. Guest
speaker for this service will be
Rev. Dave Fernandez. Special
music will be presented by
Lisa Keels. Also participating
will be Bro. Tony Sarmiento,
who fills the pulpit for Rev.
Hester when he is away. Ther
will be a covered dish in the
Fellowship Hall immediately
following the service.
Rev. Hester has had an
interesting journey on his
way to being a pastor. After
going down a hard road as
a young man, he saw that
Jesus Christ was the only
answer to a successful life.
He began to give testimony
at area churches around his
hometown of Rutherford,
Tennessee, about how Jesus
Christ had delivered him
from self-destruction. At ohe
of these meetings he met his
wife Lolly, and together they
became youth ministers at
First Baptist Church, his
home church in Rutherford.
After re-locating to Florida,
they became involved in the
Gideon's International Port
St. Joe Camp. He began
to speak in local churches
on behalf of the Gideons.
He also brought the Word

on occasion at Family Life
Church, where he attended
Bible training through the
ministry of Andrew and Cathy
Rutherford, and at Oak Grove
Assembly of God, where the
Hesters were attending when
the Lord began to move him
into pastorship.
Rev. Hester was not
actively seeking to become
a pastor, but God had other
plans. In the absence of a
pastor, he was asked to fill
the pulpit a number of times
at Howard Creek Baptist
Church. Soon a full-time
position became available.
Lolly shares this story,
"We were out in our yard in
our flower beds when tow
members from the church
approached us. They asked
Henry to consider coming to
pastor the church. We were
so amazed and honored at
the request. We began to see
how God ordered our steps
to place us at Howard Creek
in a house right next to the
After interviews by sev-
eral leaders and pastors
of the Southern Baptist
Association, Rev. Hester was
ordained into the ministry
on November 6, 2005. The
congregation voted their
approval, and two wonder-
ful years of love and support
from a faithful congregation

ion Day
began. Rev. Hester leads the
church in a blend of Bible-
based traditional and con-
temporary worship. Believing
no church is too small, he
has actively brought in other
ministries, such as evangelist
David Ring.
The Hesters have two
sons, Dylan, 14, who attends
ninth grade at Port St. Joe
High School and Elijah, 7,
who is a second grader at
Faith Christian School. Both
boys love baseball and foot-
ball. Dylan is involved in
the TV and Sound System
Ministry at the church. Lolly
teaches Sunday school and
is active in the women's min-
Rev. Hester loves nature
and admits to being a "bird-
er" since his wife came along.
He also enjoys carpentry and
woodworking, but his pas-
sion in life is to preach the
good news of Jesus Christ
and to see people brought
out of the hopelessness and
despair of this life into vic-
tory. Jesus said, "I am the
Way, the Truth, and the
Life" There is no hope in life
without Jesus. This is Rev.
Hester's message.
Please join us as we
honor Rev. Henry Hester on
this very special day.



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1957 Class Sparks the

October Food Drive
The October Make a
Difference Food Drive has
received over $250 in dona-
tions from the 1957 Port St.
Joe High School class, which
celebrated their 50* anniver-
sary 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.
Boy Scout troop Post 47 will
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 follow-
ing businesses and church's
for their support:
Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church
St James Episcopal
St. Joseph Catholic
Faith Christian Church
First United Methodist
First Baptist Church
Long Avenue Baptist
Dollar General Store
Family Dollar Store
CVS Pharmacy
Express Lane St. Joe
Walker's Dixie Dandy

Port St. Joe

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Ida Volee Eubanks
Ida Volee Eubanks of Marianna, Florida died on Thursday,
November 1, 2007 at the age of 88.
She was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and was of
the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife and mother. She will
be greatly missed by all who knew her.



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Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

B ]aM "A Reformed Voice
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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.
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8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Benit Uliled Methodist (Cimh
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Rev. Ted.Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

She is survived by two sons, Teddy Eubanks of Bristol
and Jay Eubanks of Ocala; three sisters, Margie Morrison
and Rita Barilla both of Jacksonville, and Arlene Montford
of Blountstown; grandchildren, Marie and Clinton Curry,
Francis Ball, Pam and Steve Maxwell, Mike and Trish
Eubanks, Jim and Wendy Eubanks, Billy and Sharon
Eubanks, Belinda Rae and Tim Brantley, Dale and Lisa
Varnum, Randy Allen Varnum, Nellie Volee Eubanks, Ronald
Eugene Eubanks, Victoria Cheyenne Eubanks; 27 great-
grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald
Desmond Eubanks; a daughter, Linda Faye Varnum; a grand-
daughter, Mary Elizabeth Eubanks; a great-granddaughter,
Karen Hamm; a great grandson, Christen Eubanks; a broth-
er, Earl Winberly; and a sister, Alice Ray.
Services were held on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Mt.
Olive Cemetery in Altha, Florida.
Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol oversaw all services.

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

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Bs: 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

Jnpiration Point

Even An Angel

The light faded out of the Western
sky as I walked past a storefront church
housed in an antique-looking theater.
He seemed to materialize out of the
shadows-- long gray hair, wearing a
dirty-pink beach hat and large rimmed
"Do you know anything about this
church?" I said. He huffed, "I don't
believe in church." Still he was eager
to launch into religious talk.
That hooked me; so I visited his
apartment near the church occasion-
ally. "What's new Wayne?" he would
greet me. "My name's Rick." "Oh." I
kept returning; even though his lan-
guage was crude as he commented on
the wrongs of the planet.
Around my tenth visit he invited
me in. "Would you like a cup of cof-
fee Rick?" While drinking microwaved,
instant coffee, the usually ornery,
Sherm suddenly shifted our conversa-
tion. "I'm worried."
None of the males in his family had
lived to his age-sixty-three. "So if you
died, what would happen?" He assured
me he was squaring away death relat-
ed legal matters that week.
"No, where would you go?" He
motioned his head southward-- his
cemetery plot's location. "That's where
they'll bury me."
"No. I'm asking about your eternal
He responded quickly: "Heaven ...
an angel told me my name's written in
the book of life." Beyond his supposed
angelic encounter at age eighteen, he
offered no reason for claiming his ticket
to heaven.
The Apostle Paulsaid: "Even ifwe or
an angel from heaven should preach a
gospel other than the one we preach to
you, let him be eternally condemned."
Paul preached one Gospel-- the Good
News of Jesus.
Sherm, I wish that angel had read
you this scripture: "This is eternal life:
knowing, understanding, and being
acquainted with .. the only true God
and likewise Jesus Christ."

Rick Leland

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(850)A Call For Unction

A Call For Unction

re we truly at lib-
erty as the Holy
criptures say?
First Corinthians 3:17 pro-
claims the doctrine of liberty
for those who have accepted
the saving Blood of Jesus
Christ in their lives which
brigs the indwelling of the
Hoy Spirit of God with the
benefits of liberty. Liberty
fran the power of sin and it's
daring end for the human
i There are so many
Cfristians who struggle
wih the everyday life of this
w&-ld. They never seem to
field peace or victory over
thE pressures that we deal
wth as we pursue the walk
olHoliness called for by the
Vord of God and His Holy
Sirit. Many have never even
fund freedom from the life
c yesterday after they have

experienced the liberty of sal-
vation. Let me explain what
I mean.
First, God will never
make any one choose or do
anything that they don't want.
He has given us the right
of choice. I have seen men
and women who truly were
repentant of their sins and
yet were still in bondage in
parts of their lives. God,
through Christ, opens every
door to be liberated from the
choking power of sins grip.
There is not one door that He
will not open yet we have to
walk out. But many are still
trapped in that room with the
door wide open. Some just
never walk out!
Christians, we do not
have to stay bound by yes-
terday's folly. We have been
given power to be free from
sin's grip and the prisons in
which we found ourselves.

Constitution andM'onument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

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

hbrning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Mthodist Youth Fellowship: 600 p.m.
,Enin Worship: 7.30 p.m.
S All Times are EST

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

S The friendly place to worship!

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!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.

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ky" Comforter

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

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

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(850) 229-8111

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Every door, if we have found
forgiveness through the Blood
of Jesus, has been opened.
Just walk out!
Did not the Lord say that
we were made new creatures
in Him, 2 Corinthians 5:17?
Also, have we not been told
that we are free indeed, John
8:36? Then I urge you to
move to threshold of that
doorway and walk into the
place that God, through His
son Jesus has made open
to you. Now, stop and close
the door behind yourself to
never go back into that place
again. We are truly free and
at liberty with God through
God bless and have a
great week.

In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal

Being Thankful

By Bryan Golden
Thanksgiving is much
more than a big meal with fam-
fly and friends. It's a time to
reflect on, and be thankful for
all the good things you have.
It's important to be grateful,
not just on Thanksgiving, but
each and every day. Rather
than lamenting what you feel
is lacking in your life, begin
each day by developing an
attitude of gratitude. Take
inventory of your blessings
and you will be surprised at
just how much you have to be
grateful for.
If you have enough to
eat, a place to live, a way to
get around, people who care
about you, or people you care
about, then you are wealthy.
If you lack any of these ele-
ments, you must still be grate-
ful for what you do have, while
striving to obtain whatever is
Focus on all positive
aspects of your life. Be happy
for everything there is, not
upset over what you feel is
Dreams of the future
shouldn't diminish apprecia-
tion for the present. If all you
do is concentrate on what you
want, you won't enjoy today.

Don't be jealous of others;
what they do or have has no
bearing on you.
You can feel bitter or
resentful for a variety of rea-
sons. Perhaps you feel some-
thing is missing from your
life, things aren't going your
way, or you have been treat-
ed unfairly. You may wonder,
"why do these things happen
to me?"
Life's problems tend to
dominate your thoughts, turn-
ing your focus to what you
feel is wrong. You may start
to resent those who appear
to be better off. You're apt
to dwell on things you think
would make your life better if
only you had them If you just
had more money, more time,
a bigger house, a different
car, a different job, a different
boss, had picked a different
career, etc.
Once your attitude
becomes one of deficiency
instead of abundance and
appreciation, you can become
overwhelmed by feelings of
frustration and feel like a vic-
tim. As this happens, a con-
suming vicious cycle starts.
Being bitter or resentful
blows situations out of pro-
portion. People who are bitter
frequently finds that their sit-

nations deteriorate and their
mental and physical health '.'.
decays. ::
It's difficult, if not inpos- : ':
sible, to achieve your goals :-:
while you are bitter or resent-
ful. Regardless of what chi-l- "-
lenges might befall you, bif- .,
terness (since it accomplish '
es nothing) harms you and
makes things worse. Filling
yourself with gratitude on a '?
daily basis makes you feel' .
good while driving out nega- ,, '
tive feelings. .
Begin your practice-, of '
gratitude every morning as
soon as you wake. Every day
is a great day. If you have any
doubts, try missing one. Take
inventory of everything, no
matter how small or seeming-
ly insignificant, that is good in
your life. .
Keep things in perspec-
tive. Consider all the people
who have overcome difficul-
ties far worse than vours.
Don't be consumed by your ,
problems; there is always'. a'
solution. Maintaining an attr- .'
tude of gratitude allows vour '
mind to devise a resolution
for your circumstances.
Make every day a day
of Thanksgiving and you will
be amazed how much better
your life will become.

Rev. Ruth Knights To Preach At

First United Methodist Church

On Sunday, November
11, Rev. Ruth Knights will
be here to share at the
Contemporary Service at 9:00
and the Traditional Service
at 11:00. Both services will
be held in the Sanctuary this
week. Ruth is the Minister of
Pastoral Care at Gulf Breeze
United Methodist Church.
She is responsible for coor-
dinating the pastoral ministry
to 4,300 members.
Ruth was born in
Yorkshire and lived close to
Cambridge in a 400 year old
thatched cottage before com-
ing to Florida.. .. The church
she was previously a part
of was built In 1250. She

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

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

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



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

majored in Religious Studies
at Southlands University of
London. She received her
Theology degree from Westhill-
University of Birmingham,
also in the United Kingdom.
After a number of visits
to Gulf Breeze and Pensacola
Beach, Ruth, along with her
husband Clive, moved to Gulf
Breeze from Great Britain.
Clive serves as the Pastor of

Chumuckla United Methodist-
Church. They have three'
grown children, all in Great.
Britain, one grand baby. and'
one on the way.
We are very excited about
Ruth being here and shar-
ing with us. You don't want
to miss hearing Ruth this

Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 ADl in Jerusalexn

We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

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

"We are about our Father's business" '

482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School .............. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone

FamilyLfe (hut ..
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus" ;,;. .
Join us in worship .. ....- cI
10:30 Sunday Morning -wy. 9
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
& R told A.&
Cathy Rutherford l i hurci,
Rhema Bible Training. Center graduates
Visit our website at: y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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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

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

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

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Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m. Call 229-8310
that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. "
cept this invitation to join us in worship. God blessyou! WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
Pastor David Nichols P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
church 647-5026 Home 769-8725 Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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We began our week with encouraged us to enjoy poet-
a performance from the ry and presented it to us in
Poetry Alive Group. They an interactive performance.



Week #7 answers are:
1. What is the world's largest known single cave? Sarawak
Chamber in Gunung Mulu in Sarawak, Malaysia
2. What is the longest cave system? Where is it located?
How long is it in kilometers? Mammoth Cave Kentucky,
USA 560km long
3. What is the deepest cave gallery yet found? Pierre St.
Martin System, 800m down in the French Pyrenees

Congratulations to: Dawn Quarles of Pensacola, Florida, Mitzi
Jones, Linda Wood, Bill Carr, and Lana Scroggins. These people
submitted the winning entries. Thank you for participating with
our students.

Week #8-Questions are:
1. What is the world's deepest lake?
2. What is the warmest sea in the world?
3. What is the saltiest sea in the world?
4. In what state did a tornado tear up an iron bridge and suck
dry the river beneath it? In what year did this occur?

When you answer list your form of reference to find the answer.
Try to use some other source of research instead of the internet.
Don't take the easy way out. Be Resourceful!!!

Please email your responses to: cwillis@gulf.k12.fIus

Build Your Own Home!
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Students were actively
involved and really enjoyed
themselves. A BIG PORT
The Gulf County Education
Foundation for funding this
On Friday you are invit-
ed to celebrate Veteran's Day
with our students. We will
feature the Port St. Joe High
School Color Guard, solo-
ist Jeremy Dixon, and guest
speaker Robert Ramsey. If
you are a veteran you will
have assigned seating in your
honor. Please make every
effort to attend this patriotic
event. We want to honor our
Port St. Joe Veterans.
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
looking for Book Fair volun-
teers. If you can help, please
contact Mrs. Karen Minger
in the Media Center. Also,
we invite the public to par-
ent night on November 27
from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The
library will be giving away
door prizes and you will be
able to enjoy the Book Fair
with your child.

Important Dates to
November 9th-Veteran's
Day Celebration
November 14th-School-
wide Read-A-Thon
November 16th-1/2 day
early release-NO LUNCH-
Kindergarten Pow-Wow
November 19th-23rd.
November 26th-Begins
Scholastic Book Fair
November 27th-Progress
Reports and Parent Night at
the Book Fair
November 30th-AR

Front Row: Grady Bullock (Happy Meal), Madison Jasinski
Back Row: Emily Whitfield, Graham Finlay, Marquez Johnson

FCS Athletes for the Week Oct. 22-26: (L to R) Brieana Bozeman (1"), Raynes Jones (K-4),
David Davis (3"), MaryKate Woods (K-5), Thomas Miniat (2nd), Hal'leigh Keels (3"). Not pictured,
Cali Fernandez (K-3).
of the Nazarene. Mrs. Miller
ti educated and entertained the
Sboys and girls with inforna-
':- ..'.r ,,... -,- tion and stories about t~e
SlY islands. She showed them
how the islanders make faps
nut palm branch and intri-
cately carved clubs from the
trunk. She also recited to
them John 3:16 in "Pigeon," a
language made up of the vari-
Faith Christian was vis- Miller, missionaries to the ous tribal dialects combined
cited last Thursday, November Solomon Islands. The Millers with English. Dell Picket was
1, by Mr. and Mrs. George are sponsored by the Church able to identify the verse.
Mrs. Miller used a large cloth
map to show the children
,.lere the i.lad s pare locat-
S d. The, children .werepar-
ticularly intrigue w hen 'she
Explained tliat' they gained
5 or lost days when crossing
the international date line.
Mr. Miller then explained to
n e a the children that they tell the
*j.. people about Jesus. Making
a decision to follow Jesus is
a life-changing commitment
for them, as it should be for
us. Changing from a pagan
culture can involve loss of
job, family, or even life. The
/ iIslands have a population of
S522,672 but only 10 churdi-
a es with 500 worshippers aid
7 pastors.
We want to thank ill
Brighton Jewelry who participated in oir
recent community wile
makes a great gift food drive. Extra food is
always needed, especially
around the holidays. Will
New Selection of Thanksgiving practically her
SBrightn hs j t and Christmas right behind
Brihto h just our support and donation
arrived are important. This is a wa
we can minister to those cf
our community who are les.
Stop by and See fortunate or who have comu
-y an d S. into hard times. God loves ,
What's New. cheerful giver.
"T righton. Coming up very rapidly
Sis the Christmas Bazaar. A
"Preview Sale" will be held
Thursday, November, 29,
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our
S intent is to get beyond the bus-
tle andglitter and share the
real meaning of Christmas.
In addition to "The Story
0=7.7 iigii of Christmas," there will be
Christian Christmas music
-by local talent, the "Preview
Sale", a Silent Auction, a Kid's
Ph one ( 0 Corner, Paul Gant dinners,
and a Bake Sale. The sale will
j ~continue Friday, November
30 and Saturday, December
1. We need volunteers, new
Ih ,, and/or like new Christmas
S..decor, and gift items, Silent
Auction items, and desserts
for the Bake Sale. If you have
ideas or would like to help,
"WHICH ONE COSTS MORE TO INSURE?" please call Sandie Kennedy at
Call Us Before You Buy One. The Christmas Float
ROY SMI, ANDY SM T committee is headed this
LAURRA ApSEY,CMI Y j WftR, Kj CLaRK year by Kim McFarland and
co-chaired by Vanessa Ryan.
HANN N Allstate The Christmas parade will be
state,held on Saturday, December
INSURANCE You're in good hands. 8. The committee will be
meeting soon, and we look
forward to another winning
float. Contact Kim or Vanessa
Phone (850) 227if you would like to share
Phone(850)227-1133 your talent.

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Important Dates:
November 9, 2007
.Veteran's Day Assembly
November 16,2007
'Early Release Day @ 11:50
'(No Lunch)
November 19-23, 2007
Fall Break/Thanksgiving
November 27, 2007
Progress Reports

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

If you are interested in
becoming a parent volunteer
Sat Port St. Joe Middle School,
please contact Miss Butts at
227-3211 or abutts(gulf.
' to find out more
aboutthe opportunities avail-
'able for volunteers. You can
Help make a difference in the
'life of a student here at Port
St. Joe Middle School by
'donating your time.
Establish specific, rea-
sonable expectations for mid-
dle schoolers
It's important to set
-expectations for your middle
'Schooler. It's just as critical,
though, to be clear and rea-
'sonable about those expecta-
tions. So instead of telling her
to "calm down," for instance,
try being more specific: "I
expect you to speak respect-
fully to me, even when I say
Lno' to something."
Here are examples of
how to be specific when set-
Sting expectations for your
middle schooler:
r- Limit phone calls. "You
can talk on the phone for up
to an hour each night. But
there are no calls-incoming
or outgoing-after 9 p.m."
Put schoolwork
-first. "You'refr ee to watch
TV or play video games after
you've finished all of your
homework, not before."
S Keep you posted
"about her plans. "If there's
'someplace you want to go, let
me know ahead of time. Try
S not to spring things on me at
Sthe last minute."
Participate in fam-
'fly events. Give your middle
schooler plenty of time with
'her friends, but don't totally
"excuse her from family activ-
cities. "Remember, we have
lunch with Grandpa every
Sunday, and you need to be
"s Clean up after her-
'self. "Dirty laundry goes in
the hamper. Any dirty clothes
'left on your bedroom floor
won'tt get washed."
Reprinted with permis-
sion from the November 2007
-issue of Parents Still make
"the difference!(r) (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter. Copyright (c) 2007 The

Parent Institute(r), a divi-
sion of NIS, Inc. Source: Ray
Burke, Ph.D., Ron Herron and
Bridget A. Barnes, Common
Sense Parenting: Using Your
Head as Well as Your Heart to
Raise School-Aged Children,
ISBN: 1-889322-70-9 (Boys
Town Press, 1-800-282-6657,

Increase reading com-
prehension by identifying the
main idea.
It's difficult for your
middle schooler to enjoy
what she reads if she doesn't
completely understand it. A
key part for understanding a
story is being able to identify
the main idea or the main
message the author wants to
send through the story. You
can help your child find the
main idea by asking her a few
questions, such as:
What was your
mood after you finished the
story? Do you think that was
what the author wanted?
Of all the things
that happened in the story,
Which one did you think was
the most important? Why?
Who do you
think were the main charac-
ters (most important people)
in the story? Do you think
you were supposed to learn
something from what hap-
pened to them? What do you
think you were supposed to
Did you ever get
the feeling the author wanted
to change your mind about
anything? If so, what?

Reprinted with permis-
sion from the November 2007
issue of Parents Still make
the difference!(r) (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter. Copyright (c) 2007 The
Parent Institute(r), a division
of NIS, Inc. Source: Drew and
Cynthia Johnson, Homework
Heroes: Grades 6-8, ISBN:
0-7432-2259-8 (Kaplan, pub-
lished by Simon & Schuster,

Flora Blackmon

for President

This was the unanimous
decision among Mr. Brown's
class at Wewahitchka
Elementary after a recent
Halloween luncheon. Ms.
Flora and several ladies
from the local VFW Ladies
Auxiliary provided the stu-
dents a lunch of homemade
ham and cream cheese
sandwiches, macaroni and
cheese, cookies, cakes, and
snack bags. A huge plastic
pumpkin was given to each
student, too.
Mr. Joe Paul, senior
'vice president of the local
VFW was also in attendance.
As always, Mr. Joe brought
some hot, pepperoni pizza to
add to the great menu. The
class appreciates the many
Wewahitchka citizens who
continually support them
through the sharing of their
time, talents, and treasures.

By Olivia Lamberson

Class News:
Juniors all catalogue
sales were due on Friday, so
if you haven't turned those in,
make sure and give them to
Mrs. Taylor in the front office
as soon as possible.
Seniors, I hope you all
have turned in your $50.
deposit for the senior trip
for the month of October.
Make sure and get that in
to Mrs. Alcorn SOONI Also
the November trip payment
is due on Friday November
16, 2007 to Mrs. Alcorn.
Also, any seniors interested
in scholarships and/or schol-
arship information should
see Mrs. Newsome or Mrs.
Bernal in the front office.
There is also a box in the
guidance office with a list
of the scholarships being
offered, so seniors if you are
interested go take a look!
Congratulations to the
Port St Joe High School
Shark Football team as they
beat Jay becoming District 1
Champs! Way to go Sharks!
Also, way to make us
proud by shutting out the
Wewahitchka High School
Gators last Friday Night with
a score of 37-01 GO SHARKS!
The football team will travel
to Marianna High School this
Friday night. The game starts
at 8:00 so come out and sup-
port your Tiger Sharks.
Soccer is in full swing
at Port St. Joe High School.
There are schedules in the
front office if you are inter-
ested in attending the games.
Come out and support the
guys and girls soccer teams.
Front Office News:
Parents and students
don't forget about the new
attendance policy at the High
School. After a student has

had four unexcused absenc-
es, the student will receive no
higher than a 59 (F) for the
grading period. So students,
when you are absent, make
sure and have your parents,
doctor, etc. write a note and
turn it in no later than three
(3) days to the front office.
If you have any questions
or would like further infor-
mation, please contact your
school principal.
Also, Friday November
9, at 9 a.m. Port St Joe High
School will hold its annual
Veterans Day program. All
Veterans in Gulf County are
asked to attend so that our
school can show our respect
and appreciation for you and
your service to our country.
Key Club is going to be
collecting cans of food and
money in order to give three
or four underprivileged fami-
lies a Thanksgiving meal
complete with a turkey,
and all the fixings! Scott
Lamberson, Key Club spon-
sor, said this when asked
why Key Club is doing this
project, "We love the idea that
we can make someone's day
better. In the end, that's why
Key Club is here"
Student Government will
be attending the District 1
meeting this Saturday. If you
are interested in attending,
you need to get a permission
form from Mrs. White and
then turn it, along with your
money ($10.00), in to her.
Also Student Government,
don 't forget to wear red,
white, and blue on Friday

for the Veterans Day pro-
gram, you will be giving a pin
to each Veteran in honor of
our appreciation to them for
what they have done.

It's hard to believe that
Thanksgiving is almost here.
Seniors, it's all coming to an
end, sooner than we think.
So as Mr. Monette says, let's
make sure we "do the,right
thing in any situation!"

Wewahitchka Women's

Club Hosts Party

As has been their custom
for years, the Wewahitchka
Women's Club hosted a
fall birthday party for stu-
dents from the classes of
Ms. Sumner, Mr. Huft, and
Mr. Brown at Wewahitchka
Elementary School. After
singing the happy birthday
song, the group was served
cupcakes, nachos & cheese,
cookies, drinks, and snack
bags. In addition, the stu-
dents with birthdays in the
fall months were presented
with a birthday card and a
two dollar bill. The students
and teachers are very proud
to be part of a community
with such caring members.



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Authority will conduct a public meeting. The purpose of this kick-off meeting is
to solicit public discussion concerning existing US 98's vulnerability to tropical
storms and hurricanes and alternatives for emergency evacuation.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
EST at the Franklin County enior Citizens Center, 201 NW Avenue F Street,
Carrabelle, FL.

Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact Denise Curry by phone at (850)
381-2711 or via e-mail at deni at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, and you possess
TDD equipment, you may use the Florida Dual Party Relay system which can be
reached at (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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WES Families Building Better Readers Workshop a Huge Success!!!

Excitement was in the air
for students, teachers, and
staff on Monday, October 15!
As students arrived at school
that morning they were greet-
ed by teachers and staff who
were dressed as construction
workers complete with tool
belts and yellow hardhats.
WES teachers and staff did
this to remind students and
parents of our Families Build
Elementary School's greatest
literacy endeavors!
Alisa Walker,
Wewahitchka Elementary
School's Reading Coach,
commented, "This eager par-
ticipatiofi demonstrated our
commitment to BUILDING
better readers at home,
school, and throughout the

Though this had been in
the school newsletter for over
a month, teachers paraded
up and down the sidewalks
on Monday, Oct. 15 as stu-
dents arrived and depart-
ed advertising this special
community reading celebra-
tion planned. Their "WOW!"
advertising paid off... over
320 were in attendance.
Jana Sterling, the
Families Building Better
Readers volunteer/facilitator
started the evening with a
fun Read-A-Loud of Sam's
Sandwich. Then students
were sent off to several class-
rooms to play learning games
with dedicated teachers, staff,
and WHS NHS volunteers

Brent Walker and Geoffrey
Manor... while the adults
had to "stay in school." Ms.
Sterling shared many fun
games to help students with
reading skills, but stressed
the importance of "simply
reading with and to students
every evening at home!"
Alisa Walker, Reading
Coach, and Rhonda Pridgeon,
Reading Specialist spent
countless hours rounding
up door prize sponsors via
telephone calls, letters and
visits to local merchants
and friends in Gulf and Bay
Counties. Refreshments were
provided by Jerry Prideon,
of Jerry Pridgeon Electric,
our wonderful lunchroom
ladies, PT.O., Beverly Pitts
of Subway, Krispy Kreme
and John Penny of Buffalo
Rock Pepsi. Some of the door
prizes were given that night
were: Oakley Sunglasses
donated by Mr. Tony Werden
of Sunglass World in PC Mall,

Bayside Savings Bank -$100
Savings Bond, Vision Bank
-$50 Savings Bond, Coastal
Community Bank of PSJ -
$50 Savings Bond, $25 meal
from Callaway Applebee's,
Wewa Gator sunglasses and
gift cards given by WHS
Coach Lanter, a wrench set
provided by Harold's Auto
Parts to go along with our
"Builders" theme, and sever-
al types of canvas totes given
by Gulf Coast Cooperative.
Other Bay County sponsors
were 23rd Street's O'Charley's,
Waterworx Car Wash, CiCi's
Pizza, Papa John's Pizza,
and Golden Corral. Callaway
businesses who provided gen-
erous donations were Pizza
Hut and Trendz Hair Salon.
Various businesses from
Panama City were also event
sponsors... Artistic Nails,
Pink & White Nail Salon, the
Coffee Beanery, and the Great
American Cookie Company.
The Wewahitchka

Elementary School's Literacy
Leadership Team would like
to thank ALL who helped
with the success of this event!
Literacy Leadership Team
members are Lori Price,
principal, Alice Walker, read-
ing coach, Rhonda Pridgeon,
Linda Catania, Kelley Gerkin,
Misty Harper, Debbie Gerber,
Diane Atchison, Donna
Gettinger, and Sharon

WES Cafe Read a Latte
PARENT Reading Parties

Alisa Walker, Reading
Coach, and Rhonda Pridgeon,
.Reading Specialist, plan to
continue monthly Cafe Read
a Latte PARENT reading par-
ties again this year. Each of


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tations and incentives. The-;
Kindergarten and First Grade .
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meeting will be on November',
29 from 6:00 7:00. Others
grades will need to check the,
upcoming WES newsletters,
for dates!

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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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Apalachicola State Bank Honors Area Realtors

Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom Newspapers
On the evening of Friday, October
26, Apalachicola State Bank a division of
Coastal Community Bank held its annual
Realtor Appreciation Dinner at the armory in
"We call it a dinner, but it's really a
party," said Donnie Gay of the Apalachicola
"Apalachicola State has hosted this
even for the last twelve years," said Monica
LeMieux, also of Apalachicola, realtorss from
both Gulf and Franklin Counties are invit-
The evening began with cocktails, con-

versation and light hors d'oeuvres accompa-
nied by feel good oldies spun by D.J. Michael
Employees of Coastal Community and
Bayside Savings Bank served shrimp and
tended bar.
"Bayside Savings was acquired by
Apalachicola State Bank in April and Bayside
Branches are being converted to Apalachicola
State offices. The transition should be com-
plete by February, 2008," said Danny Gay of
Eastpoint branch manager.
Dinner, catered byTamara's Caf6 Floridita
and prepared by Chef Danny Itzkovitz, fea-
tured grilled rib eyes, baked potatoes, fresh
corn with honey butter and Mango cherry
cobbler with ice cream.

Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom
Kelli Coombs of Port Saint Joe helped Tommy Lake of Port St. Joe was handy
serve up delicious lemony shrimp at the mixer. behind the bar.

Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom
Trish Petrie (center) owner of the Turtle Beach Inn at Indian Pass with escort Ron Bloodworth
of Suncoast Realty and caterer Marisa Getter of Tamara's Caf6 Floridita in Apalachicola.

Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom.
Karen Borden of Ardire and Borden Appraisers of Port St. Joe and Margaret MacKinnion of
Bluewater Realty of Mexico Beach relax before dinner.

Vision Bank Sponsors County Wide Tail-Gate Party

Vision Bank along with
the Administration and Staff
of Wewahitchka Elementary
School sponsored the first
annual County wid Tail-Gate
Party on Friday, November
2, 2007, prior to the Annual
Wewahitchka Hight/Port St.
Joe High Football game. This
tail-gate party was a attended by
several hundred people, and
was held at the Wewahitchka
Elementary School Pavilion.
located directly behind Gator
Field in Wewahitchka and
was under the direction of
Mrs. Amy Walsh, Teacher
at Wewahitchka Elementary
School, along with Mrs.
Carolyn Husband, Executive
Vice-President, Vision Bank.
Highlights to the after-
noon's party was both of the
County School Bands and
Cheerleaders participat-
ing and leading the crowd
in their,various "fight songs"
along with their favorite
cheers. Another Highlight
of the Tail-gate Party was
the Cheerleading squads of
PSJ and WHS joining togeth-
er and performing several
Dance routines together. This
was great to see both of our
local schools combine as one
squad and entertain every-
The officers and employ-
ees of Vision Bank, from both
the Port St. Joe Branch and
tge Wewahitchka Branch,
cooked up and served
Hotdogs, and Pepsi's to all in

attendance. A good time was dance, that they would like
had by everyone, and it was to see this new tradition con-
expressed by many in atten- tinue year after year, as we

Officers/Employees of Vision Bank (Gulf County Branches)
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19, 2007, Help Save the
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that St. Joe Rent-All, Inc. Inc. filed application to the
intends to dispose of or Federal Communications
offer for sale the personal Commission for con-
property described below struction permit for a non-
to enforce a lien imposed commercial educational
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White City, Gulf County, longitude with an antenna
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Seaside Village Commu-
nity Development District
(the "District") intends to
use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem
assessments to be levied
by the District, pursuant to
Section 197.3632, Florida
Statutes. The Board of
Supervisors of the District
will conduct a public hear-
ing on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m.
at the Carrabelle Senior
Center, 201 Avenue F,
Carrabelle, Florida
The purpose of
the public hearing is to
consider the adoption of a
resolution authorizing the
District to use the uniform
method of collecting
non-ad valorem assess-
ments to be levied by the
District on properties lo-
cated within the District's
boundaries, pursuant to
Section 197.3632, Florida
The District may
levy non-ad valorem as-
sessments for the
purposes) of construct-
ing acquiring mak.rg
maintainng ocperaling

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and equipping infra-
structure improvements to
serve the District includ-
ing, but not limited to,
roadway improvements,
utility improvements and
other improvements and
any other lawful projects
or services of the District.
Intrested parties
may appear at the public
hearing to be heard re-
garding the use of the uni-
form mieihod ci collecrng
sucn non-ad valorem as.
The puibi hear-
n g
may be continued to a
date, time, and place to
be specified on the record
at the hearing. If any per-
son decides to appeal any
decision made with re-
spect to any matter con-
sidered at this public
hearing, such person will
need a record of pro-
ceedings, and for such
purpose such person may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made at their
own expense and that
such record includes the
testimony and evidence
on which the appeal is
One or more Su-
pervisors may participate
in the public hearing by
telephone. At the above
location there will be pres-
ent a speaker telephone
so that any interested
party can attend the pub-
lic hearing at the above
location and be fully in-
formed of the discussions
taking place either in per-
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BID NO. 0708-04

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking bids for the fol-


Specifications can be ob-
tained from the Clerk's Of-
fice at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Room 148,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe; Florida,
32456. (850) 229-6112.

Please submit the original
and (3) copies of the bid
and indicate on the enve-
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include

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, No-
vember 30, 2007. Bids
will be opened at this loca-
lion on Monday, Decem-
ber 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.,

The Board reserves the
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The Regularly scheduled
meeting of the Port Au-
ihority for Monday, No-
vember 12, 2007, at 5:00
p.m., E.T., has been can-
celed and rescheduled for
Tuesday, November 13,
2007, at 8:00 a.m. in the
Board Room at Capital
City Bank, 504 Monu-
ment Avenue, Port St.,
Joe, Florida.
All who wish may attend
and be heard.
if any person decides to
appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter


Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing
to consider adoption of an
ordinance with the follow-
ing title:

NANCE 2005-20.

The public hearing
will be held during the
Gulf County Board of
County Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, No-
vember 27, 2007 at 6:00
p.m., e.t. in the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M.
Moore Administration
Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.

All interested persons may
appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person
decides to appeal any de-
cisions made by the Gulf
County Commission with
respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing,
he/she will need a record
of the proceedings and
that for such purpose
he/she may need to en-
sure a verbatim record of
the proceedings made
and which would include
any evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

A copy of the proposed
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00
a.m., est., and 5:00 p.m.
est. at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida,



Ad #2007-117
Publish: November 8 &


The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for

| 1100 I 1100 | I 2100
the following positions: Additional proposed
changes include con- Dogs & Cats
Maintenance I, Parks structing a mix of floating For Sale?
and Cemeteries and fixed docks, 1,000 ad-
$10.25/hour ditional feet of docks and
a realignment of the moor-
Applications are available ing piers and pilings to al-
at City Hall. Please retum low for better utilization of
applications to the Munici- the marina. The marina is
pal Building, 305 Cecil G. located at the western end
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. of Marina Drive (address
Joe, Florida 32456. Posi- 340 marina Drive), Port St.
tions will ha onen until Joe, FI.

filled. -All
present a valid Florida
Driver L;cense and Sopial
Security Card at time of

The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal
Action Employer..

Publish November 8,


The regular meetings of
the PSJRA Board of Direc-
tors are held on the sec-
ond Thursday of each
month, starting at 5 PM, at
the City of Port St. Joe
Commission Chambers.
On the occasion that the
location must be revised,
the secondary location is
the Fire Station, located
directly behind City Hall,
and notices of the change
posted at City Hall.
December 14
January 10
February 14
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
All persons are invited to
attend and participate. All
persons are invited to at-
tend and participate. Any-
one wanting to appeal an
official decision made on
any subject at the meeting
must have a verbatim rec-
ord of the meeting that in-
cludes the testimony and

Tr, applparion Is being
pii.ssed and 3vailabli
"for public 'nspeeci,:'n'dur-
ing normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Fri-
day, except legal holidays,
at the Northwest District
office at 160 Governmen-
tal Center, Pensacola;
Florida 32501.
Publish November 8,


The Department an-
nounces receipt of an ap-
plication from Dariny
Hysmith, File No.
23-0282760-001-DF, to re-
cover pre-cut submerged
timber from the Dead
Lakes and, Chipola River
beginning at Chipola Park
and ending at the conflu-
ence of the Apalachicola
River. The timber recov-
eries will be conducted in
Gulf and Calhoun Coun-
This application is being
processed and is available
for public inspection
during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Northwest
District office at 160 Gov-
ernmental Center, Pensa-
cola, Florida 32502-5794
Publish November 8, 2007

Young, Handsome & ro-
mantic Dr. Looking for girl-
friend 18-28 for travel and
good times. Send photo &
info to:
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evidence on whth the ap- | 1160
peal is based. Alice
Publish November 8, Lo ,.: r Wrle C,
2007 Cream Color, blue eyes,
no tail. Lynx Point gray
STATE OF FLORIDA markings. Friendly, Sweet
& Quiet. Owner/Humans
DEPARTMENT OF friends heartsick. Reward
ENVIRONMENTAL offered for her return. Call

The Department an-
nounces receipt of an ap-
plication for permit from
The St. Joe Company, File
No. 23-273641-002-DF, to Fe
re configure an existing
commercial marina. The E-TS &ANIMALS
proposed reconfiguration 2100 Pets
will reduce the number of 2110 Pets: Free to
boat slips from 143 to 120 Good Home
but will increase the over- 2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
all size of the slips to ac- Supplies
commodate larger boats. 2140- Pets/Livestock

Trhere are spEior.: FIor.
-da Slatuies appli':ale
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of

Please research Flor-
ida Statute 828.29
(Dogs and cats trans-
ported or offered for
sale; health require-
ments; consumer guar-
antee) -before you of-
fer for sale a cat or

3100 Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
3170 -Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210- Free Pass It On
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)


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corner of Pondarosa Pines appliances, pool access, floors, carpeting, tiled 6170
arCNAs Secret Shoppers & Rutherford in Jones $1000mo, 678-296-9639 kitchen counter, full 2 br 2 b a, Mexico Beach,
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Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours In Port St. Joe

A member of
Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Port St. Joe on
the third Thursday of every
month so the people of Gulf
County have the opportunity
to discuss issues concerning
Congressman Boyd's

staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of
issues relating to various fed-
eral agencies. It is important
to Congressman Boyd that
his staff is available for those
who are not able to travel
to either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.

Office Hours with
Corigressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, November 15,
9:30am 11:30am EDT
Gulf County Courthouse
Administrative Annex
Port St. Joe

Notice Of Cancellation And Reschedule Of Regular Monthly Meeting

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Port St. Joe RedevelopmenT Agency Board

Of Directors Regular Meeting Schedule

The regular meet-
ings of the PSJRA Board of
Directors are held on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month,
starting at 5 PM, at the City
of Port St. Joe Commission
Chambers. On the occasion
that the location must be
revised, the secondary loca-
tion is the Fire Station, locat-
ed directly behind City Hall,
and notices of the change

posted at City Hall.
December 14
January 10
February 14
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9

November 13
All persons are invited
to attend and participate. All
persons are invited to attend '
and participate. Anyone want-
ing to appeal an official deote-':
sion made on any subject at, Y&
the meeting must have a ver-
batim record of the meeting
that includes the testimony .
and evidence on which the
appeal is based.

The Regularly scheduled
meeting of the Port Authority
for Monday, November 12,
2007, at 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
has been canceled and
rescheduled for Tuesday,
November 13, 2007, at -
8:00 a.m. in the Board Room
at Capital City Bank, 504

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FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Report Gulf County Sheriffs Report

October 26 November 1,

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

Northwest Region

Okaloosa County
On October 31, FWC offi-
cers worked an offshore pow-
erboat race east of Destin
'Pass. The officers assisted
with perimeter security duties
to deter spectator vessels
from entering the race area.
Washington County
Two landowners found
a vehicle parked on their
land last week and asked the
Washington County Sheriff's
Suffice to have it towed. They
found the vehicle had returned
-his week and suspected tres-
pass hunting was occurring.
The landowners located a
:17 year-old man dressed in
-tamouflage, without a gun,
Sand called the sheriff's office
gain, who in turn summoned
-FWC Officer Lane Kinney to

2007 Crime in Florida

Semi-Annual Report

The Florida Department last year. Domestic Violence
- of Law Enforcement released murder, forcible rape, forc-
'the 2007 semi-annual report ible fondling, aggravated
'of the state's crime statis- assault, aggravated stalk-
Slics today, providing prelimi- ing, threat/intimidation, and
nary data of this year's fig- simple stalking all showed
ures. The report includes a decrease over last year.
information submitted by Manslaughter, forcible sod-
.405 law enforcement agen- omy, and simple assault
cies for crimes reported from showed an increase.
January through June of this "Florida continues to
year. work hard to stay ahead of
S The semi-annual report emerging crime trends," said
reflects an overall decrease in FDLE Commissioner Gerald
forcible sex offenses (-4.9%) Bailey. "Florida's criminal
including a decrease in forc- justice partners will continue
bible rape (-7.2%) and forcible to work aggressively and pro-
fondling (-5.0). Earlier this actively to combat crime in
year, Governor Crist signed the state. FDLE continues
legislation i to strengthen to work' with our local law
sentencing laws for sexual enforcement agencies to keep
Offenses and enhance law ur communities and neigh-
.enforcement capabilities in borhoods safe."
Florida. The complete 2007 Semi-
In addition, the num- Annual Crime in Florida,
ber of reported aggravated Uniform Crime Report,
assault offenses dropped by including county-by-county
S1.7 % during this time period breakdowns, can be found
While the number of reported on FDLE's Web site: www.
,domestic violence offenses
:also decreased by 0.7% from


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Thank you,
Commissioner Bill Williams

Publish: November 1 & 8, 2007 Ad #2007-113

The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI check points dur-
ing the months of November
and December 2007. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near St.
Joe Beach, Highway 98 and
Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou, Highway 71 North
of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek,
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun County Line.
On 10/26 Jeffery Glenn
Kemp, 27, was arrested for
failure to pay child support.
On 10/29 Peter Jamal

Stacy "PJ", 24, was arrested
by narcotics investigators for
three counts of sale of crack
cocaine. Crack cocaine was
purchased for Mr. Stacy dur-
ing an undercover operation
in the. Wewahitchka area
during July of this year. Mr.
Stacy was also charged with
possession of marijuana
when a small quantity was
found in his possession dur-
ing his arrest
On 10/30 Larry Adam
Kemp, 34, was arrested
on charges of burglary. Mr.
Kemp admitted to investiga-
tors that he had entered the
sewer plant in Wewahitchka
several times and stole gaso-
line from the equipment in
the storage yard.

On 10/30RobertKernedy
Williams Jr., 20, was arrest-
ed by narcotic officers on
warrants for sale of crack
cocaine. It is alleged that on
two occasions Williams sold
crack cocaine to undercover
On 10/30 Derrick
Anthony Sims, 37, was
arrested by narcotics officers
on warrants for sale of crack
cocaine. It is alleged that
Sims sold cocaine to under-
cover officers in August of
this year.
On 11/01 Charles Duane
Melvin, 37, was arrested 0ci
warrants for violation of an
injunction for protection and
violation of probation on- i&
original charge of DUI.

respond. Officer Kinney found
the suspect uncooperative and
misleading during the inves-
tigation. Suspecting illegal
hunting, Officer Kinney sum-
moned Officer Mike Guy and
his K-9. The suspect attempt-
ed to mislead the officers to
false locations. Eventually, a
.22 caliber rifle was located
hidden in the woods. The
subject was arrested and the
vehicle towedagain. An inven-
tory search revealed drug par-
aphernalia in the suspect's
vehicle. The officers seized
the gun and paraphernalia
as evidence. Officer Kinney
charged the suspect with felo-
ny trespassing, possession of
drug paraphernalia, squirrel
hunting during closed season,
and providing false informa-
tion to a law enforcement offi-
cer. The two landowners were
appreciative of the efforts.

Bay County
Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officer Mike Nobles conclud-
ed an investigation involving
trash that had been dumped
within the Cat Creek Section
of the Econfina Wildlife
Management Area. The sus-
pect was located, and he
picked up all of the dumped
debris. A citation was issued

for the violation. Later, while
patrolling the Choctawhatchee
Wildlife Management Area,
two subjects were stopped in
a vehicle that contained two
rifles, a tree stand and a bag
of corn. After a short dis-
cussion, the subjects led the
officers to two feeders they
were going to refill before they
were stopped. Citations were
Issued for the violations.
Lt. JayChesser and Officer
Mike Nobles were patrolling
the Point Washington Wildlife
Management Area when they
observed a pick-up truck load-
ed with debris that was being
dumped illegally. Open con-
tainers of alcohol were locat-
ed in the truck and citations
were Issued. Later another
truck was stopped, and the
passenger was in possession
of cannabis. Citations were
Gadsden County

On October 28, Officer
Ben Johnson was patrol-
ling Jack Vause Landing
at Lake Talquin. Officer
Johnson observed three sub-
jects fishing from a pier. He
approached the three sub-
jects and found two of the
three to be in possession of
undersized speckled perch
(crappie). After advising the
subjects that the speckled
perch were illegal, one of the
subjects deliberately dropped
the perch through a hole in
the pier. The two were cited
for the undersized speckled
perch, and the third subject
was cited for not having a
freshwater fishing license

Twala E. Tiller, age 3-1 bf
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Andrew Gazaplan for
failure to appear on a crimi-'
nal charge of driving without
a license in Calhoun County,
Tiller also had an active war-
rant for violation of court
ordered probation relating
to a previous arrest for pos-
session of cocaine with the
intent to distribute.- :'Tller
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, November
20, 2007 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, October 27,
2007 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Ad-'
ministration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and
act on the following:

1. October 16, 2007 Minutes
2. Variance Wilmer and Sarah Habbard Parcel ID #01295-000R in Section 25, Township 3 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Florida Variance of development regulations.
3. Preliminary Subdivision Plat Palm Isles MFH Enterprises, LLC Parcel ID #06268-240R, #06268-235R,
#06268-230R, #06268-225R, and #06268-220R, +/- 2 Acres in Section 20, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida A 6 Unit Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State-and Local Developmdent
Regulation state and unstated.
4. Oak Grove Assembly of God Church Annex- Parcel #06200-000R, #06206-000R, #06203-000R, #06205-
000R, #06204-000R, #06205-001 R, and #06072-000R in Section 13, Township 8 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
5. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Willard B. Price Parcel ID # 01048-050R +/-3 Acres in.
Section 11, Township 6 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing +/-3 Acres from Agricultural
to Residential.
6. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment William B. Cathey Parcel ID # 03488-002R +/-2 Acres
in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing +/-2 Acres from Residen-
tial to Mixed Commercial/Residential.
7. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Daniel Taunton Parcel ID # 01359-005R +/- .78 Acres:
in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing +/- .78 Acres from Ag-
ricultural to Residential.
8. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Samuel and Tammy Buccieri Parcel ID # 01101-050R,
and # 01101-055R +/- 2.25 Acres in Section 30, Township 6 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida
Changing +/- 2.25 Acres from Agricultural to Residential.
9. Public Hearing School Facilities Element
10. Public Hearing 2007 EAR Issues
11. Development Regulations for Medium and High Density
12. County Projects
13. Public at Large
14. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed
at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,.Room 312.
2. Wilmer and Sarah Habbard 3. Palm Isles Subdivision 4. Oak Grove Assembly of God

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5. Willard B. Price 6. William B. Cathey 7. Daniel Taunton


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8. Samuel and Tammy Buccieri

Publish: November 8, & 15, 2007 Ad #2007-120

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 8, 2007 3B.3j

.Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Port St. Joe Police Report

On October 6, at approx-
imately 10:54 p.m. Milton D.
Faircloth, age 42, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Officer
Larry Dickey for aggravated
assault. Faircloth was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail facility to await first
On October 9, at approx-
imately 3:15 p.m. Charles R.
Hayes, age 55, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Officer
Steve Street for driving
with a suspended license.

Addison was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On October 22, at
approximately 1:35 p.m.
Nicolas A. Evans, age 20, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Officer Larry Dickey for
disorderly intoxication and
possession of alcohol under
the legal age of 21. Evans
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On November 1, at
approximately 9:03 a.m.

Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, 'October 20,
2007 Mexico Beach, Florida
hosted the 9th Annual
Art & Wine Festival at the
Driftwood Inn.' Morea than
500 attended the event
and enjoyed the artwork
of 36 vendors from across
the region. Locals joined
artists from Tallahassee,

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Jacksonville, Newnan and
Montgomery. Ernest Hand,
of Wewahitchka, Florida,
won Best of Show with his
Artists set up their
wares in the backyard of the
Driftwood Inn, overlooking
the white beaches bf the Gulf
of Mexico. Sipping a glass

of wine, patrons strolled
through the lush landscap-
ing of the Inn, looking for
just the right piece. At the
end of the night, the organiz-
ers auction off one piece by
each artist. With the entry
fee, beer and wine sales, and
the live auction, the event
raised more than $5000 for

the annual Mexico Beach
Independence Celebration.
Winners for the event
were: Oil and Acrylic 1st
Place-Jennifer Bonaventura,
2nd Place-Sam Kates;
Watercolor/Pastels 1st Place-
Jennie Szaltis, 2nd Place-
Penny Anderson: Sculpture/
Stained Glass/Jewelry 1st
Place-Marlene East, 2nd

Place-Tony Snyder: Pottery/
Wood carving/Furniture 1st
Place-Leslie Jean Wentzell,
2nd Place-Robert Pollock:
Photography 1st Place-
Debbie Hooper, 2nd Place-
Patsy Epperson: Digital Art
1st Place-Tom Wood, 2nd
Place-Michele Beaudin.
In addition to the art-
work, patrons sampled fresh


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seafood courtesy of Mango
Marley's, bar-b-que from the
Girl Scouts, and key lime
pie from Amanda's Bistro.
When not eating, drinking
or soaking up culture, they
danced on the beach until
the sun set, listening to the
tunes of the Timeless Band,
T-shirts are still available at
the Driftwood Inn for $15.


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