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70th Year, Number 5 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections *

November 22, 2007

Sharks Host Region Final

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Forty-three points allowed a week ago,
six last Friday night consider the Port St.
Joe defense awake.
One week after finishing the regular sea-
son with what their coach labeled a wake-up
call in an overtime loss, the Shark defense
put the Trenton attack in deep freeze while
the Port St. Joe offense rolled up 379 total
yards and bulldozed its way into the Region
1-1A final with a 35-6 win.
The Sharks (8-3) will host Mayo Lafayette
(9-1) at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday for the
regional title. Port St. Joe traveled to Mayo
Lafayette entered the playoffs ranked No. 1
last year and came away with a victory.
A win on Friday and Port St. Joe will
host a Class 1A state semifinal at 7:30
p.m. ET next Friday night against the North
Florida Christian-Orlando First Academy
winner, that game to be played Friday in
Port St. Joe held the Trenton Tigers to
203 yards more than half of that coming
from tailback Brandon Mathis (22 carries,
108 yards) made several critical fourth-
down stops in the first half and did not allow.
Trenton in the end zone until the game was
out of reach.
The Sharks forced two fumbles that
were converted into points, held Trenton to
just 95 yards in the second half- 27 of those
came on Mathis' run that set up Trenton's
sole points with just over eight minutes left.
"Our defense came out and did a great
job," said Port St. Joe coach John Palmer.
"They've scored a mess of points for us in
the second half of the season and they really
stepped it up tonight."
A close game early swung decidedly in
the host's favor on two sequences sandwich-
ing halftime.
Trailing 7-0 late in the second quarter
after Calvin Pryor's 28-yard touchdown run
ended Port St. Joe's first possession a
march of 54 yards in five plays the Tigers
(6-5) carved through the belly of the Shark
. defense from their 35 td the Shark 4.
Trenton, though, decided to go wide for
the first time and Port St. Joe's Darrell Smith
ran down a reverse for a 10-yard loss.
Two plays later the drive fizzled when a
fake field goal went awry after officials ruled
the holder's knee was on the turf when he
handed the ball off, one of three fourth-down
plays the Sharks stopped in the first half.
The Sharks took over at their 20 and
five plays later Port St. Joe quarterback Matt

Gannon rolled to his right from the Trenton
Just as Gannon was reaching the line of
scrimmage he lofted the ball deep where C.J.
Bowers appeared poised to intercept. The
ball slipped through Bowers' hands, over

teammate Durell Henry and into the hands.
of Jordan McNair at the 1.
The Port St. Joe senior slided into the
end zone to pad the lead 27 seconds before

(See SHARKS on Page 10A)

Mexico Beach

Prepares for

Watery Future

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

With the new fiscal year in place, the city
of Mexico Beach has several watery issues to
The first one is a discussion of how much
to charge the city of Port St. Joe to purchase
Mexico Beach's Beacon Hill water system.
According to Chris Hubbard, Mexico
Beach city manager, city officials are in the
process of compiling costs after receiving a
letter from officials in Port St. Joe indicating
that Port St. Joe was ready to purchase the
water system.
"We were not expecting to receive a letter
on that subject from Port St. Joe for at least
a year or so," Hubbard said. "We're trying to
figure out, if they had to install this system
new, right now, how much would it cost."
Both cities have an interlocal agreement
stating that when Port St. Joe is able to
supply water to the Beacon Hill area from
Gulf County, Port St. Joe will purchase the
Mexico Beach infrastructure now servicing
the Beacon Hill area.
"They are ready to make the purchase
as soon as we giv6 them a purchase price,"
Hubbard said.
The Beacon Hill water system, according
to Hubbard, runs from the Mexico Beach city
limits along C.R. 386 eastward through the
GulfAire subdivision in Beacon Hill, which is
on the system.
Residents in Beacon Hill not on well
water are tied into the existing Mexico Beach
system, as is the Geri-Care assisted living
The City of Port St. Joe is currently
running water and sewer lines from Its city
limits to St. Joe Beach and has already laid
most of the system from C.R. 386 north to
the Overstreet community.

The project is part of an agreement
between Port St. Joe and Gulf County, struck
U two years ago, by which Gulf County allowed
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defenders during the Tiger Sharks' win in their playoff game in Port St. Joe Friday. (See FUTURE on Page 3A)

Protecting the Community: Volunteer Fire


Note: This is the next installment of a
series profiling Gulf County's 11 volunteer
fire departments, plus the department in
Mexico Beach, emergency medical services
(EMS), paramedics, first responders, search
and rescue units, and K9 units that com-
prise this area's safety network.
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In spite of its growth in recent years, it's

Sand Emergency

easy to see that Mexico Beach is primarily the emergency
a retirement community, with most of its responder ur
roughly 1,200 year-round residents on the 2003, and was
far side of 50. full-time as the
With age come a number of specific the city's ESU i
health issues that can cause residents con- of 2005.
cern, unless they are as fortunate as the peo- Epple alsc
ple in Mexico Beach, who have a volunteer pleted her par
fire department, Department of Public Safety training and ol
and Emergency Services Unit (ESU) unit that her state lice:
consider residents as family. 2006, a course
"I love my job. This is the greatest job in required over
the world," said Diana hours of train
Epple, head of the ESU while working
team. "The interaction time job.
Sand intervention with But Epple
the senior population one member ofz
here, the home vis- ly-knit team of
its, they all build an teers and paid
enormous bond. That, sionals who r
for me, is wonderful, when and wl
They give me the sus- needed.
tenance to keep giving Holding
S and doing," mand over evei
Epple, who came Director of
from a hospital back- Safety, Fire Chie:
ground, said it was Chief and paral
"very different" work- Mexico Beach n
ing so closely with the just as he was s
fire and police, as her
job in Mexico Beach His father,
requires her to do. Mexico Beach
She began work- time," as Brad
ing with the city as a as chief.
volunteer member of "He had all


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medic Brad Hall, is almost a
Native, having moved to town
starting grammar school.
Deep Roots
Frank "Guy" Hall, was the
fire chief for "a very long
described his father's tenure
kinds of old equipment that

came from everywhere," Hall remembered.
"They had a 1960s pumper, the Division of
Forestry gave the department an old truck,
they were given equipment from a variety of
And while his father was chief, Brad
remembered very clearly the junior fire
department that his father organized.

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Mexico Beach VFD

From Page 1A

Hall said he was a mem-
ber of the junior fire brigade
from ages 12-18, and many
children from the surround-
ing area participated in drills
and activities.
Hall said the Mexico
Beach Volunteer Fire
Department was formed in
the mid-1970s, but in the
1980s it was part of the Bay
County fire district, when the
county was organized on a
:district-type system.
The fire department was

its own entity, not part of the
city, and it raised its own
It was an all-volunteer
department until 1999,
he continued, when some
"unfortunate incidents with
the fire chief happened." At
that point, the city brought
the fire department under
police department admin-
istration and in November
of 1999, Hall developed the
Department of Public Safety.
At that point, the volun-

teer firefighters had to learn
how to work with the police,
because they had never
cross-trained with the police
Hall admits freely to
"growing pains" as they have
tried various combinations of
the departments and work-
force under the Department
of Public Safety umbrella.
But the volunteer fire
department still stands today
with its own core member-
ship, association and by-

laws, and its own fundrais-
ing, Hall said.
"It works very well. It's
more of a partnership than
anything," he said. "They
understand that the Chief is
the fire chief."
In the past five or six
years, the Department of
Public Safety, under Hall, has
written and applied for grants
by which they have been able
to upgrade the pump trucks,
(See MEXICO BEACH VFD on Page 12A)

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II, in exchange for the city
providing water and sewer
systems to White City,
Overstreet and. St. Joe
Mexico Beach has over
40,000 linear feet of water
system in Gulf County,
Hubbard said.
Mexico Beach also has a
10-inch water line on U.S. 98
where the city can cap off the
Mexico Beach water line at
U.S. 98 and C.R. 386 when
Gulf County purchases the
system, he added.
Both Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe have significantly
raised sewer and water rates
at the beginning of the fiscal
2007-08 year in October.

Water Treatment Plant

In addition to water lines,
Mexico Beach is beginning to
deal with another wet issue,
that of .the. city's ancient
water treatment plant.
As discussed at the
November. pre-agenda
workshop and Nov. 13 city
council meeting, council
members passed a motion
to, approve a proposal from
Preble Rish for professional
services "not to exceed
$205,500" to draw up plans
for a new water treatment
According to Hubbard,
the city's existing plant is the
original one built in 1950,

and has not been updated
since its initial construction.
Hubbard said they were
"making constant repairs,"
spending about $15,000
last month to repair and
maintain the three pumps
and breaker boxes.
"It really is in need of a
cornplete overhaul."Hubbard
said. 'With the future growth
of the city, we will need to
build an entire new water
treatment plant."
'He said proposal with
Preble Rish would take
about one and one-half years
simply to draw up plans for
a new plant.
In other recent city
Mexico Beach city hall
will be closed from noon to 1
p.m. CT on Wednesday, Nov.
21, so city staff can enjoy
a Thanksgiving luncheon
Other than the one-hour
closing, city hall will operate
on its regular hours on
Because of the
Christmas holidays, the city
has cancelled the Dec. 25
cit y council workshop and
rescheduled the Jan. 2 pre-.
agenda workshop to Jan. 3.
The citypassed a motion
to approve a proposal from
Preble Rish for engineering
services in the amount of
$2,250 for a master plan of
the city's canal marina area.
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room for either cars or boats
along the marina.
Hubbard said the
master plan would outline
ways to increase parking for
vehicles along the waterfront
and at the Mexico Beach
Community Development
Center building, which
serves as the official Visitor's
He said the master
plan would also include
moving the existing wooden
boardwalk along the edge of
the marina up to the land,
providing an extra four feet
in the water for additional
boat slips.
The city held the first
reading of an ordinance
amending one recently
passed that adjusted water
and sewer rates, adding
a discount for monthly
water and sewer customers
who qualify for disability
The Mexico Beach
Planning and Zoning Board
and the city council agreed to
appoint Edward Greynolds
to the vacant alternate seat
on the Planning and Zoning
The city passed
a resolution urging the

From Page 1A

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) to deny the agency's
staff recommendation to "up-
list the Panama City crayfish
from a species of special
concern to a threatened
Hubbard said that,
although the crustacean
was not found in Mexico
Beach, the FWC was "not
using a scientific process"
in identifying the creature's
S According to Hubbard,
the new designation would
condemn any site in Bay
County with the same type
of soil where the crayfish
is found, including Mexico
Beach, and would decrease
the amount of property
available for development.
This, he said, would
eventually cause Bay County
to increase property taxes
and "will make developers
pass the extra costs for
testing the soil on to the
Hubbard said that even
though the crayfish was not
currently in Mexico Beach,
it was possible that, if the
city annexes land farther
north, it might encounter the
controversial crustacean.

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Friday- 12/28- Regular garbage pickup

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Demanding That Our Leaders be Accountable

By Ed McAteer

Have you ever walked up to
a reception desk or a customer
service counter, or tried to speak
to someone in a leadership role
at your job, your church, or
a business, and encountered
someone who gave you the
distinct impression that he or she
would rather be anywhere else, or
that you were disturbing them?
Or maybe they didn't want to
hear anything you had to say, but
listened halfheartedly anyway, as
if they had a guilty conscience
about something.
I'm sure you can remember a
time when you had viaited in line
to pay for merchandise. When
you finally reached the cashier,
you were greeted by an employee
Swho had a friendly, warm smile,
and even said a sincere "thank
you" as you left the store. Or,
perhaps you asked to speak
to your supervisor, a business
leader, or your church pastor or
board, and they welcomed you
with open arms and a glad heart.
You probably felt good about your
encounter and wondered why
more people weren't like this. But
is it a11 just a facade? Are those
feelings genuine? Are they real?
Not so long ago, there was
a special feeling in American
towns, where most of the citizens
displayed a high level of sincerity
and joy. Just about everywhere
Syou went, people made eye contact,
shook your hand, and offered a
genuinely friendly greeting. People
told the truth and apologized
when they made mistakes. They
felt personal upset if a hurtful
situation involved them, and tried
to set things right. Where has
that way of life gone? The average
citizen today must struggle to
earn the income required. to
pay these high property tax and
homeowner insurance rates. Let'
s not forget about the internal
fear many experience of losing a
job, especially in today's sluggish
Have you noticed, that those
Good ole days are pretty much
a thing of the past? Today, it
Seems unusual if you walk by
someone who does actually say

hello or carries on a conversation
with you. Everyone is always
too busy or rushing somewhere.
Nowadays, it's all about greed
and making money. Is that not
why our communities are in the
shape they are in? We meet and
greet others on Sunday mornings
and put on our best "how-do-you-
do" face at church. Sometimes
we hear a good sermon, and
other times we don't. But
Monday through Saturday, things
just don't happen as they do on
Our demeanor changes
come Monday morning and that
continues throughout the rest
of the week. Some of the same
people who smiled at you on
Sunday won't even look at you
during the week. But that is
our society in the present day
as we whiz along at warp speed,
perhaps on a collision course with
the future. Often, c community
leaders talk a good game on
the phone or at public meetings
about all the things they will do
for you in order to win your trust
and confidence, or your vote, but
rarely deliver the goods if actual
confrontation might be required.
Did you ever get a call from
someone, made obviously more
outof dutythanbecause of sincere
interest? Weren't you made to
feel that the person calling was in
a rush and hurrying to complete
the task? When leaders do this, it
is especially hurtful. Why bother?
I say, I 'd rather not get the call at
On the flip side, dealing with
enthusiastic people with joy in
their hearts usually makes me
feel good, and I like feeling good;
don't you? When people feel
good, they enjoy coming to work,
do a better job, want to attend
church service and worship, and
desire to be more professional
in general. Things just seem to
run smoother and better in a
pleasant, open environment.
However, a leader who lacks
zeal, or integrity, or who is seen as
not always trustworthy, radiates a
negative atmosphere. This will
cause people to want to keep to
themselves rather than deal with
the leader, and they will give

mediocre, indifferent service, and
will constantly talk about wanting
to leave and go somewhere else.
This leads to a poor attitude
toward jobs, co-workers, family,
church, and the community in
general. The focus is usually on
getting out of work and cutting
corners, perhaps becoming
a loner rather than making a
positive contribution to church,
business or community.
Do people in leadership
cause this unfortunate scenario
to happen? Yes, I believe they do.
Can we forgive leaders when they
stray and make wrong decisions,
forgetting about the common
good and only looking out for
Yes, we certainly had better
forgive them, or suffer judgment
ourselves. But ask yourself this
question. Should leaders be
held accountable to those who
have placed their trust in them?"
Well, if not to the people, then to
whom? M aybe to a higher power,
but self-denial would have to
disappear first.
When I served in the military,
especially at overseas forward
deployed locations, a positive
attitude, honesty, integrity and
enthusiasm were extremely
important to me for a variety of
reasons. Those traits helped keep
me alive, for starters. Knowing
that your back is covered and that
your leaders are telling the truth,
not hiding things to excuse each
other, and being held accountable
for their actions makes you want
to be a part of the team.
But when you witness
deception in leaders' speech and
actions, it makes you want to run
away as fast as you can from them.
For me, continuing to be a part of
this type of environment or team
signals that I support whatever is
going on, and therefore makes me
somewhat of two minds. Without
any intention to correct a bad
situation, those in leadership will
remain, continuing to believe they
are doing right, and you will just
have to stay quiet for the privilege
of continuing in that line of
work. Or, you can simply remove
yourself from the situation and
move on.

Why doesn't leadership
have to play by the same rules
of engagement as everyone
else? Simple. "We the people"
are reluctant to ask the tough
questions, follow through, and
hold our leaders accountable.
Yep, guilty as charged-we are
weak and they are strong.
As I tell those who have
asked for my opinion, the
minute you try to get involved,
whether in business, church, or
the community, realize that the
train is moving at a rapid pace.
There's not much time to stand
on the sidelines and wait for the
next train. As long as you do
things "their way," you stay in the
leader's good graces, but if you
dare to disagree or have your own
strong opinion about something,
you become a potential target for
official reprimand. In most cases,
you must get on the train and stay
on-track for the long haul, because
many people are counting on you
to perform a job, or take care of
a program that you've either been
trained to do, or have created by
using your knowledge and skills.
Staying on-track exhibits
leadership, and those who wish
to dominate and have decision-
making power will frown upon
you, to no avail. It's a go or no-go
situation, with consequences in
either direction you choose. Your
heart must be your guide.
Being positive, enthusiastic,
and truthful is not all that
difficult. It means choosing to see
the positive things in life and not
dwelling on the negative things
that we can't change. Simply be
courteous, and friendly, while
treating people the same way you
want to be treated.
Unfortunately, I have found
that business, church, and
community leaders do not
necessarily subscribe to this
same philosophy. Our national
corporate passion for leadership
these days is leaning more 'than
ever before toward the "me, myself,
and I" syndrome. This emphasis
has increased exponentially as
we celebrate the love of money
(some people never have enough),
power (I'm in charge and I make
all the decisions), influence (my

charismatic charm will keep
others hooked), no matter who
gets hurt along the way.
What is best for the business,
church, or community overall
as an entity is no longer the
focus, but rather what is best
for me. Call it whatever you
wish, this philosophy is hurting
parishioners and turning them
away from our churches, and
driving citizens away from
business, and not toward caring
community support.
Leaders who didn't listen
before aren't listening now, and if
not careful, will place themselves
into positions whereby they will
lose the respect of others. They
are rapidly devolving to become
nothing more than selfish
systematic puppets, lowering.
themselves to the perceived status
of a white-collar thief. While
believe ing themselves to be wise
and doing the right thing, they
have deceived themselves because
of their own ambitions, and have
allowed themselves to become
foolish in the eyes of those they
lead and continue to need for
support. In some cases, workers
in the business world and in the
modern-day church have been
robbed blind right under their
very noses without realizing it
was happening.
Some leaders have obtained
riches from their questionable
actions and have called them
blessings; others have become
wealthy through stock market
"corrections." Regardless, the
"little" people have paid for it
all-so enjoy it while you can,
because the ride won't last forever.
Sooner or later, if you have done
harm to others, you'll eventually
have to be held accountable and
accept the consequences for your
So to all 'of you' reading
this article, I ask, will you
stand up and speak out against
unscrupulous leaders who put
their own interests above the
common good, or sit and be silent
as unwanted change takes place
all around you?

Ed McAteer is a resident of
Port St. Joe

Can't See the Forest for the


I'm one of those "Fifteen Minutes"
thankful guys.
I don't rightly recall being born
$ut I'm sure I took a look around,
bowed for a moment of thanks,
~id went to examining all the funny
faces peering down at me. I was
Sure thankful for a Mom that didn't
scream at me and a Father who kept
bringing home the bacon. But after
an appropriate pause I went to criti-
cizing the lady because she spent too
much time with my brothers and I
assailed the big guy about the inherit
dangers of too much pork in your
diet. I suggested malted shakes, fries
and Coca-Colas.
Miss Carolyn, in the first grade,
wouldn't let the kids make fun of
my name. I was sure thankful and
she was a hero..until she insisted on
them spelling bees! Come November
she had us cutting out turkeys,
pilgrims, Indians and shoes with
big buckles. She also read to us
about Miles Standish. And she pro-
claimed how thankful we should be
for all the bounties of life. We spent
a week preparing for and celebrating
' I listened carefully and I was
truly thankful.
SBut, remember, this was back
ift the days when they let the grown-
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feasts! It's kinda hard to
be thankful when you're
regulated to the bedroom
or the front porch steps
while over sized aunts
and uncles and grown-
up cousins gorge them-
selves on the best part
of the turkey and all of
the creamed corn and
sweet potato casserole.
Mother preached patience
to us while her kinfolks
stripped the table clean! I've wit-
nessed many a'Thanksgivings when
Me, Leon and David Mark were left
to fight over a chicken neck and a
spoonful of cold rutabagas.
It was hard to give thanks for
Leon..especially when he was box-
ing me around a bit about the head
and shoulders..which was most of
the time. And Dave just tagged along
everywhere I went!
Brother Hatcher gave me a little
white testament when I was bap-
tized. I was so proud of it. For "fifteen
minutes". Then I got caught up i4 a
ping pong game in the church bdse-
ment. Miss Floy took our Sunday
School class to the picture show.
And I sat next to Charlotte Melt n on
the church hayride. My exceedingly
short attention span had worked
its way in theie between me and a

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at Pam Collins or racing Bobby
Brewer across the town square or
HUNKER DOWN climbing out on the barrel of the
World War I cannon that guarded Dr.
Holmes office.
WITH KES I graduated from high school
And college. It's amazing how much
knowledge and growth one can obtain
Kesley Colbert between cutting out Miles Standish
Contributing Writer shoe buckles and a college thesis
on the lasting effect of the importa-
tion of the German Volkswagen on
thanksgiving the American economy. I wasn't as
ay basa in v n thankful as I was relieved the all
king lot and stadium from night, grind-it-out study sessions
springs to Memphis. I suited were over. And I now had to find
basketball and ran up and a job for goodness sakes! Sadly, I
hat court like I had good haven't used, or given back, near as
I got knocked out in foot- much as I was handed.
nes from one end of West I got married. And I was truly
ee to the other.. I was so appreciative of the beautiful, nice,
ing a few of the remarkable polite and cheerful young lady that
id opportunities God had God sent my way. I gave thanks.
e I didn't have time to thank But then I got to thinking "if this girl
had a'brought a little more money
paused every Fourth of July into the marriage, I wouldn't have to
paused every Fourth of July work so hard".
some barbeque, watch the wor so ar .
and reflect on the foresight I kept forgetting that verse about
sounding resolute of our being content with what we have...
fathers. Dad "saw to it" We had a child. Amazing! For
understood this day. And the first time in my life I was not
uly grateful. And thankful only thankful but filled with that
ectful. But I was a lot more utter wonder lust only a first born
person can bring. And listen, my thanks
ed in throwing cherry bombs giving was genuine! But what about
giving was genuine! But what about

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the decisions that lay ahead for me?
I had heard about those "terrible
twos". Mercy, I would have a teenager
one day! What if he rebels? Or runs
off and joins a convent. Or comes
in one day and tells me he wants to
trade me for Amy's father..
I counted chickens that never
did hatch.
Our second son brought even
more joy. And more thanks giving.
I was going to let this one raise
himself... I had learned my lesson!
But you know it's hard to change
an old dog..My thanks got buried
somewhere between the fussing and
the worrying! I got so busy remind-
ing them to say "yes sir" and "yes
ma'am" and seeing that they stood
just right and were polite just right
and weren't too pushy or obnoxious
that I missed some of the joy...
And I have an important job.
There's oil leaking on the rear brakes
of my truck. The St. Louis Cardinals
had a terrible season. Someone
invariably calls right in the middle
of "The Beverly Hillbillies" reruns.
Cathy's sisters are coming to visit.
And I've got to meet a deadline...
Somehow the everyday routine
got in the way of my thanksgiving.
I was, and am, so busy I forget
sometimes how much I have been much of the "good
stuff' has just dropped into my lap!
No one on earth has ever been given
Except maybe for you!
This Thanksgiving let's be
smarter than the average guy. Let's
worry and brood and be moody for
"fifteen minutes" and let's spend the
rest of our lives giving thanks for the
fruits and goodness that abounds on
every side...

Happy Thanksgiving,



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True Holid'ay Spirit

By Bryan Golden

Among other things, the
holidays are a time of giving
and receiving gifts. The
question most often asked
of people is, "What did you
get?" Much less frequently
asked is, "What did you
Invariably, the inquiries
concern material gifts.
Purchasing a gift can
certainly be thoughtful
and a wonderful gesture,
especially when it's backed
up by your actions.
However, the most
valuable presents are those
that aren't sold instores.
When you give your love,
your time, help someone in
need, aid another in solving
a problem, or overcoming an
obstacle, you give something
The true spirit of giving
is often underestimated. Why
you give unconditionally,
you don't just impact the
recipient; you start a chain
reaction. By brightening the
life of one person you also
effect all those who they
then touch.
No gesture of giving
or kindness is too small.
Holding the door open at
a store, helping someone
carry groceries to their car,
letting another car in front
of you, saying please and
thank you, and saying hello
to a stranger you pass on
the sidewalk are some of
the many things you can do
For family and friends,
your time is one of the most
precious gifts you can offer.
Are you there for others
when they need you? Do you
offer a hand without being
asked? Do you help out
when asked?
Too often, people get
caught up in their own
- desires, thus losing sight of
the need of others. A person
who tries to get through life
by looking out for himself


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or herself first is invariably
frustrated. Often this person
views life as a competition
to determine who can
accumulate more.
On the other hand,
those who are concerned
for the well-being of others
are happier, more content,
and more satisfied. B giving
without expecting, they in
turn receive the things they
Giving is a simple
concept that works every
time it is applied. There
will be people who don't
appreciate what you do, but,
it doesn't matter. You are
giving without anticipating
anything in return. Besides,
there will be man more
who are thankful for your
If you don't treat
others well, buying a gift
won't compensate for your
behavior. The recipient
might like what you give
them, but it won't make up
for your actions. You can't
bribe someone to forgive the
way you treat them with a
The best gift you can
receive is the joy of making
someone else happy Being
unselfish is a wonderful
way to live. When you give
with no ulterior motives,
your actions are* seen as
genuine. Should you expect
something in return, your
behavior is always suspect.
We all know people who do
nice things only when they
want something in return.
Make giving a daily
routine. Don't start and end
with the holiday season.
Every day is a good day to
do something nice. When
people feel good due to your
actions, you can't help but
feel happy yourself. And
that is priceless. The most
significant action you can
take is having a positive
impact on the lives of

What Happened?


PortSt. Joe, onceasleepy
little village of fishermen
and paper mill workers was
an idyllic setting, a haven
for its caring, friendly, God
fearing residents. Sunday
would find St. Joe's many
churches filled and each
holiday found them filled
to overflowing with friends,
neighbors and out of town
guests, each person eager
to shake your hand and
welcome you. Those same
people welcoming you to
church always had time to
visit sick friends, widows
or nursing home residents
duringtheweek. Thepastors
made continual rounds,
visiting those in need of
spiritual nourishment or
just a friendly, caring face.
Port St. Joe was filled with
friends who really cared
about each other, friends
who were true friends.
Then, something
happened. Port St. Joe was
"discovered". The sleepy
little town was jostled
awake, first by the real
estate boom, then by the
closure of the paper mill,
and finally by the influx of
"outsiders", bringing with
them their money and their
desire to get away from the
impersonal world outside.
Unfortunately, the
outsiders weren't able to
escape the impersonal,
uncaring world outside. Did
they bring it into St. Joe with
them? Was it a conscious
effort, or a process of
unintentional infection? The
citizens of St. Joe obviously
had no immune defenses
against the virus, just like
the original residents of St.
Joseph had no defenses
against yellow fever. Sadly,
this virus was more
insidious than yellow fever,
this virus didn't kill the body,
it killed the heart. Yes, Port
St. Joe experienced a mass
epidemic of indifference.
The same smiling
people who still attend

church and shake hands
today no longer show up at
the doors of sick friends,
lonely elders and widows.
People who have spent their
entire lives in St. Joe visiting
the sick and lonely, now sit
dejected and ignored by the
very people they made so
many comforting visits to.
How can the people of St.
Joe go from loving friends
to indifferent, social sloths?
How, in good conscience,
can people go to church on
Sunday beaming with "the
spirit" and ignore those in
need the rest of the week.
"Oh, but we tithe", many will
say, and that's a wonderful
thing. But how many tithe
with their time? "Well gosh,
I make a lot of church trips
and I sing in the choir and go
to almost all of the church

gatherings and breakfasts,"
you're thinking. That's
wonderful too, but that's
also FUNI Face it, people do
these things because they
LIKE to. I know it, you know
it, and Jesus knows it.
What about those in real
need of your time? Can you
imagine sitting at home day
after day after day without
a single friend stopping by
to chat for ten or fifteen
minutes? Can you imagine
having major surgery and
not having ONE visitor
drop by your home to see
how you are doing? Just
imagine spending more than
50 years of your life visiting
the sick .and lonely. Fifty
years of taking gifts, food
and flowers and NOT ONE
visitor when you are in need
of a friend.

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Did St. Joe get infected
from an outside virus?
That's certainly an easier pill
to swallow than the truth,
that the virus was always
here and shows itself when
we are called on to "go the
extra mile" for our friends.
Next Sunday, when
the citizens of St. Joe once
again fill the churches and
shake everyone's hand,
proclaiming the glory of
Jesus Christ, maybe they.
can take a moment to look
up Matthew 25:40 and take
their first inoculation against
the dreaded indifference
virus. You may just be
sitting closer to Jesus while
visiting a lonely neighbor
than while sitting in a pew.

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Roadshow Revival

By Ryan Burr
Florida Freedom

Local Springfield resi-
dents, including members of
the Bay County Audubon So-
ciety, spoke last Wednesday
with consultants studying
possibilities for the proposed
Gulf Coast Parkway.
The "scoping" meet-
ing, hosted by PBS&J, the
team studying and design-
ing the project, was held at
the Springfield Community
Center. Various maps and
purpose statements were on
The basic components
of the parkway will connect
U.S. 98 in Gulf County with
U.S. 231 in Bay County. Nu-
merous options exist for how
the parkway will run, all cir-
cumventing Tyndall Air Force
The public meetings are
required as part of PBS&J's
project development and
environmental study of the
parkway. Community input
weighs heavily on plans and
already has resulted in addi-
tional routes to avoid cross-
ing wider portions of Wetap-
po Creek in Gulf County, said
Rosemary Woods, PBS&J as-
sociate vice president.

About 80 people showed
up during the hour-long event.
One of them, Neil Lamb, vice
president of the Bay County
Audubon Society, was not op-
posed to the parkway plans
progressing. But he.said the
Audubon Society is preparing
a letter to PBS&J that will ar-
ticulate three main concerns.
Lamb stressed the impor-
tance of building the parkway
with limited access points, or
intersections "maybe only
one every 10 miles," he said.
This way, the vacant land ad-
jacent to the parkway doesn't
become attractive td develop-
Secondly, Lamb said the
project needs to avoid going
through "known areas of sen-
sitive and listed species." The
parkway, he said, also should
be designed to connect one
uplands area to another, with
numerous animal crossings.
"You don't want to iso-
late populations" of animals,
Lamb said.
Some of the benefits
expected with the parkway
are reduced travel times
for residents from south-
east Bay County and coastal
Gulf County to employers
in Panama City. PBS&J of-
ficials said the parkway also
will improve security for Tyn-

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tive route to U.S. 98, which
goes through the base. A new
route also would allow mo-
torists to avoid heavy conges-
tion around the base.
Tyndall has a commu-
nity planner working with
engineers on the project and
closely monitoring its pro-
gression, said Tyndall spokes-
woman Melissa Porter.
Tyndall is not voicing a
preference for a particular
route the parkway should
take, Porter said, because
"Tyndall does not engage in
local decision-making."
If the project poses a

problem to Tyndall's military
training operations, then Air
Force officials will address
project leaders, Porter said.
At this time, no such issue
Separate from PBS&J's
current project, Lamb said
he also is curious about fu-
ture extensions from the
parkway. The primary exten-
sion he spoke of was at U.S.
231 and Star Avenue, where
he says Opportunity Florida
showed at a symposium last
year plans for a highway to
run from that intersection
and across either Deer Point
Lake or the Econfina Creek
area, connecting to County
Deer Point Lake is the
county's drinking water sup-
ply, hence the fear of road and

bridge construction over that.
The land around Econfina,
Lamb added, is owned large-
ly by the Northwest Florida
Water Management District,
with the intent of keeping it
preserved and undeveloped.
Opportunity Florida is an
eight-county economic devel-
opment organization which
aims to stimulate regional
business growth. Woods said
that organization hired her
firm in 2003 to complete a
corridor study of the park-
way. That is finished, and the
project development and en-
vironment study is supposed
to be finished by December
After that, Woods said
the Federal Highway Admin-
istration and the Florida
Department of Transporta-

tion will prepare an environ-
mental impact assessment,
then road segments will be
designed and rights of way
for those segments would be
To date, $25 million in
federal funding has been se-
cured for the parkway road
segment designs and rights-
of-way acquisitions.
With a more direct road
leading to south Gulf County,
Woods said it will lure vaca-
tioners and new businesses.
Lamb said he would like
to see the project talked about
but not be presented in road
segments and phases.
"We're putting on blind-
ers if we look at this piece-
meal," he said. "The public
should see the long-range or
regional plan."

Regional Water Supply Planning

Regional water supply
planning efforts in northwest
Florida have long focused
on identifying and develop-
ing needed alternative water
supplies to proactively meet
long term water resource
challenges in a manner that
sustains water resources and
associated natural systems
and ecosystem functions. As
a result, inland ground water
supplies and transmission
pipelines have been devel-
oped, as well as water reuse
facilities and a number of
other projects across the dis-
trict. Concurrently, stringent
regulatory measures have
been instituted to improve
water conservation and water
use efficiency.
Unlike Florida, Georgia
has never moved beyond pa-
per exercises and plans for
meeting the current and pro-
jected water supply needs of
the upper basin. Northwest
Florida is far beyond just
planning for the future needs
of the area and has already
secured sources and produc-
tion capacity for water needs

in critical areas through
2020. Similar planning and
implementation activities are
occurring throughout the
state of Florida.
1972: Five water man-
agement districts were creat-
ed by the Florida Legislature
through passage of the Water
Resource Act to focus on re-
gional water supply needs.
1977: Water supply
planning and development of
water supply future needs be-
gins in Okaloosa, Walton, and
Santa Rosa Counties, which
was the Northwest Florida
Water Management District
(NWFWMD)'s first major wa-
ter supply project following
the creation of the district.
1982: The first Regional
Water Supply Development
Plan for the NWFWMD was
1997: The Florida Leg-
islature amended the Florida
Water Resources Act, di-
recting the state's five wa-
ter management districts to
comprehensively assess the
sufficiency of water supplies
over a twenty-year planning

period and to develop re-
gional water supply plans for
those areas with insufficient
water sources to meet the 20
year project demands while
also protecting the environ-
1998: In response, the
NWFWMD established seven
water supply planning re-
gions and completed the first
District-wide Water Supply
Assessment. Only Region II
(Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and
Walton Counties) was deter-
mined to need a Water Supply
Plan at that time.
2001: The NWFWMD
completed the Water Supply
Plan for Region II.
2003: The demand pro-
jections from the District-
wide Water Supply Assess-
ment were updated through
2005: The Florida Leg-
islature established the Water
Protection and Sustainability
Program Trust Fund for the
purpose of providing a recur-
ring source of funding to as-
sist water suppliers and local
governments in meeting long

term alternative water supply
development and other state-
wide water resource needs.
Since the 2005-2006 fiscal
year, over $21 million in state
funding has been appropriat-
ed through this program for
alternative water supply and
water resource development
projects in northwest Flori-
da. Local Governments and
utilities in northwest Florida
have provided $40 million
for these projects. The total
funding for the alternative
water supply and water re-
source development projects
is $60 million.
2006: The NWFWMD
completed the first update of
the Region II Regional Water
Supply Plan.
2007: The NWFWMD
completed a Water Supply
Plan for Region V (Franklin
and Gulf Counties).

Information provided by
the Northwest Florida Water
Management District.

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intermission, giving Port St.
Joe valuable momentum.
"We missed our chances
in the first half," said Trenton
coach Ed Janes. "I didn't
help much with that reverse
call, but we knew they had a
good defense and we wanted
to get one in early."
If that sequence was the
dagger, the Sharks twisted it
just after halftime.
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to finish the opening drive
of the period, the Sharks

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promptly forced a
ble by Tiger quarter
Henry which Ramone I
pounced on at the Tiger
Smith, who had
yards rushing and two t
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the ensuing play and s
untouched with less
four minutes gone in th
for a 21-0 lead.
The game was esser

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Port St. Joe's Calvin Pryor, left, 'runs for a first-quarter
touchdown as teammate Shane Duty, #57, looks on during the
Tiger Sharks' win against Trenton in their playoff game in Port
St. Joe Friday.

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with tacklers draped over
itially him, with just over four min-
utes remaining.
The Sharks rushed for
326 yards, getting positive
yards from seven different
runners, with Chaz Byrd
adding 85 yards and McNair Terry Barner/Florida Freedom Newspap
88 total yards, including 53 Port St. Joe defensive back Calvin Pryor loses his helmet while tackling Trenton running bc
receiving. Brandon Mathis during their playoff game in Port St. Joe Friday.
Pryor had 44 yards and
Farmer 38 yards rushing.
"I thought our offensive
line did an outstanding job
all night," Palmer said. "The
kids were excited to play at
home and I think it showed;
they played hard."
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Mayo Lafayette and Port St. Joe in Playoff Rerun
By Brad Milner come out on top after being played in games of this mag- the scoring for a 14-13

Flornaa Freedom

Fate has delivered Mayo:
Lafayette to Port St. Joe once
again. And if history is any
indication, that's a bad thing
for the Hornets.
The Tiger Sharks (8-3)
host the fourth-ranked
Hornets (10-1) Friday at 7:30
p.m. EST in the Region 1-1A
championship. The teams
have met in each of the last
two regional tournaments,
with Port St. Joe ousting
Lafayette both times.
The 2005 meeting, dur-
ing Port St. Joe's champion-
ship run, came in the region-
al final. Last year's encounter
was in the opening round.
Lafayette was unbeaten in
both campaigns prior to
those stinging defeats.
Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer is aware that the good
fortune enjoyed by his Tiger
Sharks sparks something
more vengeful in their oppo-
nent to the East.
"If anything, this has
to give them (the Hornets)
more motivation against us,"
Palmer said. "We have to real-
ize that they are looking to

on the snort end the last two
S"Theyi'want revenge and
we'll have to prepare for a
tough physical and mental
Palmer said this year's
version of the Hornets mir-
rors that of 2005 and 2006.
He said Lafayette possesses
a stronger passing game this
season to go along with a
healthy rushing attack.
Quarterback Chad
Hempstead leads the Hornets,
along with running back Eric
McIntyre, who rushed for
more than 100 yards and
scored the winning touch-
down in a 14-13 victory over
Jay last week.
Palmer noted many of
the Hornet athletes also were
on the field against the Tiger
Sharks two years ago. Now
they have more experience.
But so do the Tiger,
Sharks, who have advanced
to the state Final Four or
beyond in the past two sea-
"There's no question
playoff experience is invalu-
able this time of year," Palmer
said. "It's quite helpful to
have a few kids who have

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But Palmer said experi-;
enrice drily' lkeb* a taini so
far. He said the Tiger Sharks,
must'produce another domi-.
nant night on defense, much
* like they did in a first-round
beating of Trenton.
S And, he added that Port
St. Joe's offense, paced by
leading rusher Chaz Byrd
(1,249 yards and 12 touch-
downs), must continue to
move the ball and control the
clock. The previous playoff
meetings, decided by 3-2 and
14-7 scores,.were close, leav-
ing the team that makes the
fewest mistakes as the likely
"We have to play well
again," Palmer said. "It's
going to be a challenge for us
and our kids realize this."

Region I-1A
No. 4 Mayo Lafayette
(10-1) at Port St. Joe (8-3),
;7:30 p.m.
S 1 Last week: Lafayette
The Hornets rallied from
!a 13-point deficit, as Eric
McIntyre's 3-yard run capped

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story over Jay; Port oS. Joe
- The Tiger Sharks' defense
clhimped dowvain d;dhe'offense;
rolled up 379 yards inia a35-6
bludgeoning of Trenton.
1 All-time playoff records:
Lafayette 13-10 with one 1A'
state title ('81); Port St. Joe -
29-15 with two 2A state titles,
('71, '84) and one 1A state
title (2005).
1 Notes: Port St. Joe has
eliminated Lafayette in the
regional tournament in each
of the last two seasons. ...
The teams played to a 3-2
decision in the 2005 regional
championship. ... Most of
Lafayette's offensive playmak-
ers have faced Port St. Joe in
the last two regional tourna-
ments. ... The Tiger Sharks
have won eight of their last
nine games. ... Lafayette has
won 10 straight since losing
its season opener to Keystone
Heights. ... Port St. Joe has
won its last five home region-
al games.
Up next: No. 2
Tallahassee North Florida
Christian (10-1) or Orlando
First Academy (8-3) in the 1A
state semifinal Nov. 30.

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County's Young Athletes Highlighted in Seminar

In amoveunprecedented
in Gulf County, youngwomen
athletes will soon attend
a sports training seminar
specially tailored for them
by local supporters.
On Dec. 1 Women
Athletes Supporting Women
Athletes (WASWA) will
present a "Celebration of
Young Women Athletes"
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. E.T.
at Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin
Young women athletes,
their coaches, and school
administrators from
both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High schools
have been invited to attend.
Issues will center on
sports nutrition, sports-
related scholarships and
internships, specialized and
cutting edge sports training,
and a keynote speech by
world-renowned softball
clinician Bobby Simpson.
The participating
athletes will also enjoy a
luncheon, individual access
to speakers, gifts and door
According to Zebe
Schmitt, one of the founders
of WASWA, the organization
is comprised of former
women athletes and mothers
ofyoungwomen athletes who
believe that young women
should have the opportunity
to participate, succeed and
excel in the sport, or sports,
of their choice.
"We believe these
young women have the
right to the same kind of
support, encouragement
and recognition of any other
athlete in their school,"
Schmitt said. "We hope
to help create a greater
commitment to women's
sports, especially here in
Gulf County, and that we
can provide additional
opportunities and
experiences for these young
To introduce options
and opportunities available
through' sports not usually
presented to Gulf County's
young women athletes,
WASWA is bringing in
keynote speaker Simpson,
founder and president of
Higher Ground, a nationally-
acclaimed organization
providing support and
assistance for softball
and baseball players and
Simpson is an
international softball
clinician who has worked in
two dozen countries across
the globe. He is the former
head coach of the 2001-2004
British women's fast-pitch

national team, Gold Medal
winner of the 2004 Olympic
test event, former assistant
coach for the Dutch and
Greek national teams, and
a former professional and
collegiate baseball coach.
Additionally, Simpson
has acted as instructor
and/or producer for 55
softball and baseball videos
and DVDs, conducted or
assigned more than 600
softball clinics and camps
worldwide, published
over 50 magazine articles
and two books, served as
assistant baseball coach
at Florida State University
from 1971 to 1974, and was
a scout and instructor at the
Kansas-City Royals baseball
academy in 1972.
Organizations including
the International Softball
Federation, the International
Sports Group, and the
United States Air Force have
used the services of Higher
-Other seminar
presenters and consultants
include: Dana Black, Dana
Cimino and Marie Logan.
Dana Black is co-owner,
with her husband; Charlie,
of UpTempo Sports in Port
St. Joe and is an avid runner
and well-known personal
trainer and nutrition expert
in the region.
She is serving as a
nutrition consultant to the
Helping Black discuss
nutrition will be Dana
Cimino, a self-styled "soccer
mom" from Albany, Georgia,

Representatives from all of Port St. Joe High School's women's sports met recently at the Sunset Coastal Grill to help WASWA
member Zebe Schmitt with details of the Dec. 1 "Celebration of Young Women Athletes."
(L to R: Angela Canington (softball), Kayla Minger (soccer), Heather Strange (golf), Schmitt (WASWA), Meghan Williams (track),
Kaelyn Jo Williams (volleyball), Kayla Parker (basketball).

who used to live in St. Joe
Cimino is president
of the Leesburg, Georgia,
Soccer Booster Club and
has organized a system for
"feeding girls to win."
She will teach seminar
participants how to "eat
to win," beginning three
days before a game, with a
system sht generally teaches
to mothers who plan meals
throughout the sports
Logan, a staff writer
for The Star newspaper in
Port St. Joe, will speak on
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Invitations to the
seminar, attached to green
balloons, were hand-
delivered by WASWA
members Nov. 15 to the
young women athletes at
both high schools.
Since its founding in
the fall of 2006, WASWA has

and public support of the
women's athletic teams at
Port St. Joe High School
through signage at games,
special activities, breakfasts
and lunches at the schools,
and by providing food and
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hand tools, hoses and per-
sonal gear.
They have also worked
with the city to increase the
water pressure and install
more fire hydrants around
the city.
Just this fall, all that
work paid off as the city's
fire insurance rating dropped
again, a very good thing, Hall
Work to Do
But there is still inad-
equate funding for all the
departments across the
board, he added. "It's hard
for people to understand
what it takes to adequately
equip a department," Hall

'Just one pumper truck
costs between $250,000 and
$300,000, and now the (fire
insurance) rating agency says
the city needs a ladder truck
for a better rating."
"If we were to try to buy
a ladder truck, we're looking
at $700,000 to $800,000 for
the truck alone, plus anoth-
er million dollars for a new
building to put it in."
A lot of northern towns
and cities form townships
and share equipment and
costs, Hall said, noting
that "we can't do that here
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any other towns."
But that hasn't stopped
Mexico Beach from working
out its own arrangements.
Members of the Mexico
Beach ESU team also work
part time for the Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services.
Hall and Epple are para-
medics, but work only as
first responders for Gulf
EMS because of the city's
memo of understanding with
Bay Medical.
But any way one looks at
it, Hall said, even without a
hospital in the area, medical
help for residents of Mexico
Beach and The Beaches is
almost instantaneous.
"Within three to five min-
utes we can have a paranledic
on scene, Hall said. "It takes
about another seven minutes
for an ambulance to arrive.
It's a system that works real-
ly well for us here."
The first responder unit
and a police officer always
respond together, Hall said.
Then either he or Epple
"So when you see three
or four personnel at each
scene, rest assured you have
lots of experience on hand."
Case History
According to Hall, a
decade or so ago, the city
used to pay a paramedic from
Bay Medical to stay in Mexico

Beach and be on call around
the clock, and then EMS
would respond from whatev-
er station in Bay County had
a unit free to send to Mexico
But after a documented
case of a 59-minute wait for
transport of a cardiac patient
from Mexico Beach to Bay
Medical, things changed.
Hall said he told the
city for the same amount
of money they were paying
the paramedic the city could
get more for the money by
setting up its own response
So Mexico Beach paired
with Gulf County EMS, which
now, according to Hall, has
an average response time of
12 minutes.
"There is always some-
thing in place to insure that
there will be an ambulance
response in Mexico Beach,"
Hall said, "because we can
go get the ambulance in Gulf
County and run it ourselves,
if need be."
"These people, our ESU
and volunteer firefighters,
train every month, they're
very professional and highly
"They make my job so
much easier. They put my
mind at rest when I go to
sleep. Between Gulf County
and Mexico Beach, we've

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developed a real good sys-
tem," Hall said with a smile.
"The Best Job
I've Ever Had."
The Chief is a great men-
tor, Epple said.
"When I first came here,
Brad told me his vision for
the department and told me
he didn't care how I got there,
just find a way.
"I've not been here as
long as he has, but I feel my
roots are as deep as his. He's
just let me run with my pro-
With Hall's backing,
Epple has been able to imple-
ment a number of health-re-
lated community programs,
including a free Community
Loan Closet for medical
equipment like wheelchairs
and crutches; conducting
monthly blood pressure
screenings for the Council on
Aging; conducting free follow-
up checks for all medical
patients who receive emer-
gency care from the Mexico
Beach EMS unit; conducting
free checks on the commu-
nity's senior residents with
special needs; and conduct-
ing medical training (CPR
and first aid courses) for
all Mexico Beach Department
of Public Safety and city
But it often seems to be
an uphill battle on some lev-

The age of volunteerism
is disappearing, Hall believes.
"We don't see a lot of volun-
teers walking in. There isn't
much to keep the younger
people here, lack of good
paying jobs, nothing to do.
If you'll notice, most of the
Mexico Beach volunteers are
middle aged," he added.
When Hall first moved to
Mexico Beach, he said there
were about 200 people on
the beach, and they had more
.inteers: "It's just a sign of
Sthe times." he'said. "We have
a very, very difficult time get-
ting members. It does take a
lot of commitment.
"These guys (refer-
ring to the volunteer fire-
fighters) want to feel part of
something," Hall explained.
"They're committed 100
percent. And we, the paid
employees, sometimes forget
part of that.
"There is definitely some-
thing to be said for someone
getting up out of bed, or from
his family, to go to another
family in need, and perhaps
give his life for no pay. That is
a rarity in today's times."
Epple's comment seems
to sum up how everyone in
Mexico Beach, on both sides,
"I'm so blessed to be
here. It's the best job I've
ever had."

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November 22. 2007 SECTION B

Photo illustration by Despina Williams/The Star

Warning: This article may offend turkey
-talk-line experts and Dr. Phil devotees.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

All I wanted to do was find out how,
,exactly, to cook a turkey.
'Not for myself, mind you my mom
-would make sure I was sufficiently stuffed
.on Thanksgiving Day but for The Star's
I'd planned a turkey-themed feature for

the newspaper's Thanksgiving issue, filled
with practical advice and useful holiday
cooking tips.
As I typically do with such assignments,
I typed a few key words into my computer,
and landed on the website of the premiere
domestic turkey producer, Butterball.
I thought it would be a good place to
start, and clicked on the link for the "Turkey
I knew that several turkey manufacturers
advertised free holiday telephone support for
stressed housewives and neophyte turkey

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Butterball, I discovered, had its own
group of "talk-line experts" who've manned
the phones for over 25 years.
On the screen, eight of these experts
stared back at me a multi-generational
bunch, all smiling broadly with telephone
receivers planted firmly against their right
"Hello, We're Listeningl" read the headline
just above the welcoming face of Mary
Clingman, the turkey talk-line director who
boasts "23 years of talking turkey and a great
knack for storytelling."
As I swept my mouse over the circular
thumbnails, I was introduced to Mary's turkey
talking girlfriends.
There was Astrid, a bilingual expert with
a "can-do attitude," Carol, who possesses
the "spunky spirit of a head coach," Marty,
who has a "vivacious laugh and love of talk,"'
Nicole, the "reassuring listener," Marjorie,
the economics teacher with a "very generous
spirit," Chris, who can talk turkey in English
and Spanish, and Dorothy, who loves nothing
more than Indiana strawberry rhubarb crumb
I quickly checked the URL to make sure
I hadn't clicked off the Butterball website and
Turns out, it was still Butterball, and I'd
only scratched the surface.
Each pop-up screen contained links to
not one, but two detailed profiles of the talk-
line experts.
In the profiles, I learned that Astrid
has two young children, enjoys fresh Pacific
salmon with fresh dill and is a "polished and
charming media interview."
Nicole, a wholesome blond Midwesterner,
"loves, loves, loves" salsa, and feels an "instant
connection" with callers who also have young
And though Marty, the mother of two
daughters, may look like your typical
suburban soccer mom, she has a wicked
sense of humor:
"My best Thanksgiving tip? Make

reservations or get invited to someone's
house. Just kidding!"
Though I understood what Butterball
was attempting by presenting their primarily
female consumers with a cast of relatable
holiday helpers, I couldn't help but think that
the turkey giant had gotten it all wrong.
Do women who are elbows-deep in turkey
innards really care about Marty's vivacious
laugh or Marjorie's generous spirit?
Do they really want to bond with uber-
mother Nicole or swap strawberry rhubarb
crumb pie recipes with Dorothy?
Do they care about Astrid's hopes and
I don't think they do.
All women really want is a quick fix so
they can resume their holiday drudgery.
No soulful conversations.
No female bonding.
No time.
So why was Butterball showcasing its
turkey talk-line experts like single gals in an
online dating service?
It made me wonder.
If Butterball was set on its curious
marketing campaign, I had a few suggestions
for the turkey giant:
Since most of your callers are women,
why not feature a cast of male turkey-talk
experts on your website?
Sample profile: dark hair, a good listener,
enjoys long walks on the beach...
And while you're at it, why not partner
Throw in pitchperson Dr. Phil and his
homespun brand of non-wisdom and you'd
have the entire Oprah-viewing audience.
"Ladies, instead of dating a turkey, get
a man who knows how to cook one," Dr.
Phil would say to swooning housewives
Then just sit back and count the cash.
Just remember, Butterball executives,
you heard it here first.
I accept cash, checks and most major
credit cards.
And I love, love, love pecan pie...

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Dennis and Kay Geoghagan of Port St. Joe, FL are
pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter,
Rachel Leigh to Joshua Guinn Taylor.
Rachel is a 2002 graduate of Port St. Joe High School,
a 2004 graduate of Gulf Coast Community College and a
2006 graduate of the University of Mobile with a degree in
Psychology. She is planning to complete her Master's Degree
in Marriage and Family Therapy at UM in May 2008.
Josh is-the son of Ancil and Donna Taylor of New Orleans,
LA. He is a 2002 graduate of Ridgewood Preparatory School,
and a 2006 graduate of the University of Mobile with a degree
in Theology. Josh is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in
Theology at University of Mobile.
A May 24, 2008 wedding is planned in Port St. Joe.

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Doyle Wedding Anniversary
Charles "Ed" Doyle and Edith B. (Nelia), of Wewahitchka,
celebrate their 61" wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving

Emily Rose

Warner Turns 1! Tanner is "1"

Emily Rose Warner,
daughter of Scott and Celeste
Warner of Port St. Joe, turned
one year old November 18,
You've come a long way,
baby! From being born 16
weeks early to now, you're
a miracle to behold. We are
truly blessed and honored,
as your parents, to watch you
progress and grow each day.
We love you so very much.
-Momma and Daddy

Happy 13th

to Birthday

Brandon Price!
Brandon Price celebrated
his 13h birthday on November
16, 2007. Brandon is the son
of Brad and Ladonna Price of

Tanner Michael Kyser
celebrated his first birthday
on October 27, 2007. Tanner
enjoyed spending his big day
with his family and friends,
along with his first horse,
Eve, "cowboy style."
Tanner is the son of
Justine and Shannon Kyser
of Athens, Alabama. Maternal
grandparents are Keith and
Lynn Barnes of Port St. Joe.
Maternal great grandpar-,
ents are Jerry and Elaine'
Barnes of Port St. Joe and
Claude and Bertie McGill of:
Paternal grandparents
are Mike and Lisa Kyser ana
Ann Kyser of Opp, Alabama.'-

Celebration Announcements
Our policy regarding celebration
announcements in the editorial society
section of our papers is as follows:
Birthdays: S\rs-old or younger and
milestone birthdays (i e, 16, 18, 21, 80,
90, 1lO.yrs old) will be published at no
c'i r In ihe ,soien) secton, ith nc border.
We will publish one accompanying
photo as space permits. Photo printed
in color with a $ L6.I)O fee
Engagements & Weddings: All
engagements and weddings will be
publihed ji nocosiriand nthou a border
in the sociCet' titurn of :ur paper. Wce
w.ll publish one jc(umpan\ ing photo as
space pernits. Photo priced in color
with a $10.00 fee.
S.Aqn~ rgpS i ls ,i \y,, dill publish
milestone anniversarnic, .e, '25, 4l,
50i at no cost, without a border, in the
society section of our papers We will
publish one acicmpan\ing photo as
space permns Photo printed in color
iith a $U.lNI tfee
All have a 500 word limit
All other celebration announcements
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charged by the ,ize ,of the Ad at the per
column inch rate stated on the current
rate card. Color charges per rate card.

Alison Turns "9"
Alison Faith Gay turned
9 on November 18. She cele-
brated her party on November
17 at Under The Oaks Park
in Panama City with a High
School Musical Theme. Her
mom, bother Bobby Jr., Paw
Paw and Granny Kennington,
SFaw Paw and NanaaGay, many
aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends helped her celebrate
her special day.

Alison is the daughter of
Kellie Gay (Braswell) and the
late Bobby Lewis Gay. She is
the granddaughter of Buddy
and SueAnn Kennington and
Robert and Audrey Gay all of
Port St. Joe.

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Antonio Petersoni
Antonio was born'
November 21, 1989 in:
Panama City at Bay Medical.
Antonio is thf,son of;
Carla Peterson' aid Tony
Clemons. Antonio is a senior"
at Port St. Joe High. He Is
a member of Philadelphia'
Primitive Baptist Church;
where he is the vice president
of his youth group.
After high school Antonio
plans to attend Jacksonville
CommunityCollege and major
in Business Administration.
Antonio has been active in
many organizations here
in Port St. Joe. He loves
his Tiger Sharks! He has
been a manager for the Boys'
Basketball Team for three
years. Peterson has served on
the SGA for three years and
was a member of the Junior
Executive Board. Antonio
also has been a member of
Key Club for 2 years. He is 'a
new member of the High Tech:
Club. Antonio is very involved
in his school and community;
In the community he is the-
President of the North PSJ:
Student Body. He also sings-
with the Community Youth
Choir. During Peterson's free-
time he loves hanging within
Rashard and his brother
Carlo and Daph.
Antonio believes "If you
reach deep within your heart,:
overcome any obstacle, don't
let you dream fall apart,:
strive to be the very best;
shine your light for all to see,
because anything is possible-
when you believe."
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National Homecare Month

SA and A Homecare, Inc., invited other home health
agencies, hospice organizations, A.R.C. and Senior Citizens
workers to attend a "meet and greet" function at the Sunset
Coastal Grill last week.
Appetizers were served. This function was in honor of
National Home Care Month.

Home care agencies provide medical services in the pri-
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medical and social needs.
The celebration was initiated to have the local providers
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Hawaiian Canoe Gets New Home

Friday, October 5, was ficult but necessary decision
like any other day at the would be made to sell a pre-
FaMpea house. A hot cup of cious member of the family,
Kona coffee and the mad the 43-foot outrigger canoe.
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This will be the first year
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This canoe is only 1 of
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Available now for adoption from the St.
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small male entertainer; Fran & Freckles, six-
teen week old female pups; orange kittens,
about fourteen weeks old; Smiley, a choco-
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Sassy, a nice female brindle pup.
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Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth
Street. Wednesday through Saturday, 10
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Yappy Hour

Friday Nov 30th

The Goat has gone to the DOGs!
You and your favorite canine friends are invited to join us for a
fun filled evening for a good cause
Drink Specials, Doggie Treats and BEER for the pups!
Live music with Sarah Gaskins and her pooch Charlie 6-8pm

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8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
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Sunday School ........................... ........... 9:30 a.m.
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Sunday Morning Service ........................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............................... 6:00 p.m.
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801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
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The people of Mexico leach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

. ....

Lewis Barnes, Jr.
Mr. Lewis S. Barnes, Jr. SFC,
(Ret.) of Columbus, passed away
Thursday at the VA Hospital in
Tuskegee, AL. He resided at
1011 Brighton Road and was
67 years old. Born in Port Saint
Joe, Florida on February 15,
1940, Mr. Barnes was the son
of the late Lewis S. Barnes, Sr.
and Nora Anderson Barnes. He
was a 1958 graduate of George
Washington High School and a mem-
ber of Zion Fair Baptist Church in Port Saint
Joe. He was also a member of the Junior Echoes Quartet.
In February of 1960, Mr. Barnes entered into the United
States Army, retiring on January 31, 1983 after 23 years of
dedicated service to his country. He was preceded in death
by a son, Tony Barnes.
Survivors are his wife of 23 years, Mrs. Josephine Parris
Barnes of Columbus; five children, Cynthia Davis (Daniel) of
St. Elmo, AL, Carla Barnes and Cheryl Barnes of Gautier,
MS, John W. Jones (Jamella) of Columbus and Traci D.
Youman (Marco) of Columbia, SC; 18 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elnora Barnes of New
York City, Dorothy Thomas (Isaac) and Helen Hamilton of
Port Saint Joe; one brother, David L. Barnes (Sedra) of Port
Saint Joe; one uncle, Carrell Anderson of Williamsburg, NJ;
two aunts, Nola Price and Inez Anderson of Philadelphia,
PA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and
Homegoing services for Mr. Barnes will be Wednesday,
12:00 noon at the Spirit Truth and Liberty Ministries, Intl.
with Pastor Thomas H. Mills, officiating. Interment will follow
with Full Military Honors at Main Post Cemetery. Visitation
is Tuesday, beginning at 3 p.m. with family hour from 5 6
p.m. at the funeral home. The cortege will depart from the
residence at 11:30 the day of the service. Arrangements
entrusted to staff of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc.

Thomas Scott
Thomas Earl Scott, 58, of Lynn Haven, FL, died Friday,
November 16 at 4:45 PM CST at his home at 4529A Carla
Lane, six weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
Thomas was born August 20, 1949 in Port St. Joe, FL and
served in the U. S. Army as a paratrooper in Vietnam. He
made his home in Pnama City along with Ms. Andrea Ridge
for the last 22 years.
He is survived by his sons, Christian Scott of Austin,
Texas and Jeff Scott of New Port Richey, FL; his sister Mrs.
Paul (Charline) Guerry of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his brother
Johnny Frank Scott or Port St. Joe, FL.
A viewing was held at Comforter Funeral Home in Port
St. Joe on Monday, November 19. The memorial Service fol-
lowed at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church with the Rev.
David Fernandez officiating.
Those who wish may make donations in his memory
to the American Cancer Society, PO. Box 22718, Oklahoma
City, OK 73123-1718, or to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th
Street, Panama City, FL 32405.
Local services were provided by Comforter Funeral

Danny Peters
Danny Ray "Buddy" Peters, 51, of Orange Community,
Florida, died on November 14, 2007.
He is survived by mother Romola Dalton Peters of
Orange Community, brother Larry Peters (and wife Jean)
of Port St. Joe, FL, and sisters Donna Harrison (husband
George) of Williamston, SC and Barbara Lawrence (husband
Darrell) of Quincy, FL.
Peters was preceded in death by his father Willard
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
November 17, 2007 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bristol,

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

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

Needs Volunteers to Help
The Christmas Program for the Young and Elderly is
planning on serving the community elderly and needy a
hot delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day. We had a wonderful
group of volunteers that helped last year at the Gulf County
Senior Citizen's center in Port St. Joe. We would love to have
you all return and help again. We expect to deliver over 300-
400 meals this year. We need people to help cook and carve
turkeys, fix dessert plates, pack plates, and deliver plates.
Anyone interested in helping in any way is asked to call Jerry
Stokoe at 899-1036 or Willie Ramsey at Ramsey's Printing
and Supply on Reid Ave in Port St. Joe. The fun starts at 8
a.m. and we promise to have everyone home by 1:30 p.m.
Please donate a few hours to help us make Thanksgiving
Day 2007 for these needy people a very special and enjoy-
able one.

A Special Thank You
To Brother Jason for the beautiful service. It was per-
To Sister Darlene for your beautiful music that touched
all our hearts.
To the pallbearers for your service to Brian.
To all our wonderful friends and neighbors who brought
food, flowers, and monetary gifts and for you who were there
just to comfort us. We could not have made it without every
one of you.
A very special thank you to Sheriff Joe Nugent and the
Gulf & Bay County' Search and Rescue for such a profes-
sional job and to the guys who went out on their personal
Thank you to Wanda Hammond and Brenda Chancey
for taking such good care of us with their hot coffee, drinks,
and food.
Thank you to Mr. Peavy, Mrs. Debbie, and staff for such
a beautiful service.
Thank you to Dara for the special video of Brian.
Thank you most of all, Lord, for blessing our lives with
such a special Son and Brother. We will miss Brian terribly,
but we know we will see him again.
The Family of Brian McLeod

rnpiation Point

Is Hell Hope?

"I can only hope there are different
levels of hell," Steve said. "I've been
messing up big time."
"What are you talking about?" I said.
He quoted a destruction-of-evil Bible
verse from the Proverbs. Steve listens
to the Proverbs on tape every morning; :
he was sure he was heading to hell.
You know what? Steve has messed
up a lot in his life, probably more than
most people. But he has a good heart.
Just twenty minutes before he con-
demned himself to hell, he had given
me ten bucks so I could pass it on
to someone in need. He does this
regularly. Steve attends our weekly
get together to talk about God-always
faithful. He brings his Bible, knows it
fairly well and offers solid spiritual com-
Steve's a good guy.
"Steve, listen to me," I said. "The
Proverbs aren't the Gospel." Yes, they
offer enlightening biblical wisdom. Yet,
the Proverbs are not Steve's ultimate
stopper for his feared-for destination.
Skewed thinking led Steve to a
mathematical formula. Steve's mess
ups minus Steve's good-guy stuff equal
hell's least painful level.
Not, the Gospel; not the Good News
of Jesus.
Jesus revealed the basic Gospel
when he said, "For God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him shall
not perish but have everlasting life."
We talked about it. Conclusion--
Steve is already a Jesus believing, sin
repented, heaven bound soul. Yes,
he's got to work on some things in his
So do I. Isn't that the walking with
Jesus way?
After Jesus explained the basic

Gospel, He continued: "For God did
not send His Son into the world to
condemn the world, but that the world
through Him might be saved."
Now Steve, that's real hope.

Rick Leland

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Covenant Hospice Honors Veterans

at Clifford Sims Nursing Home

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Covenant Hospice recently honored the service and sacrifices of our local Veterans with a National Hospice Month Veteran's
Recognition Celebration at the Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans' Nursing Home. The celebration included a Presentation of the
Colors by Tyndall Air Force Honor Guard and a speech by Commissioner Talley representing Mayor Robert Walker of Springfield.
Each veteran was presented with a Hospice and Veteran's partnership pin and a framed certificate expressing gratitude for their
years of service insuring the freedom of all American citizens. Left to right-: Lucille L. Clements and Charles L. Clements were
among the many veterans recognized at the celebration. They met and married 61 years ago while serving in the Navy during
World War II. Lucille served in the WAVE for three years and Charles was stationed in the South Pacific for four years. Charles later
worked at the Pentagon, CIA and Motion Picture Animation for the Navy during his service. Charles is also a very accomplished
artist who went to art school on the GI Bill.

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years.

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

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


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

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A Call For Unction

Then are ye truly My
disciples." Of some
the Master asks, "Why
call ye Me, Lord, Lord,
and do not the things
which I say?" (Luke 6:46)
And He drives these from
Him, saying, "I never knew
you." (Matthew 7:23). FB.
Meyer said, Christ's words
are the supreme test the
fire which detects the ore;
the winnowing-fan that finds
out the wheat. Our treat-
ment of our Lord's words
discriminates us: He that
hath my commandments,
and keepeth them, is he
that loveth Me.
The Lord has never
encouraged you and me to
place confidence in our past
faith or experiences. He has
throughout the Word spoke
to us about walking with Him
daily. Grant it we can look at
yesterday's experiences and
see that He has been faithful.
But that will never deliver me
from today's trials. When
God, through Christ's name,
healed me of sickness, or
delivered me from the perils
of this life I can draw confi-

dence that He will do it again
but it is my "Now, Faith", in
Him that will press me to the
place of victory. Truly, God's
Word is alive! I do not have
to depend on a yesterday
God. But He is not only the
God of Yesterday but the God
of today and forever. Truly,
He is the river of living water,
unhindered of its course to
bring fresh water to my dry
and parched soul. That is, if
we continue in His Word.
We must abide in Him
and continue in patience as
He works in us to bring us
to the point of full assur-
ance. "In your patience
possess ye your souls."
Luke 21:19. We must
engage in intense devotion
to Christ through the means
of grace, prayer, study of the
Word, worship, holy intimacy
with God and fellowship with
those of like faith. Then will
we live a life of victory.
We must understand that
it is possible to fall away
from the purity of His pres-
ence if we shy away from
abiding with Him. "If a
man abide not in me, he

is cast forth as a branch,
and is withered; and men
gather them, and cast
them into the fire, and
they are burned." (John
15:6). This is an unmis-
takable truth that we can
loose our salvation. We can
after being engrafted into the
vine be cut away from the
salvation that we experienced
and be burned. To put it
plain, go to hell because we
stopped abiding with Christ.
It's true that He said that He
would never leave nor for-
sake us but you and I, being
creatures of choice, can walk
away! Our eternal security
only exists if we stay con-
nected to the vine.
God teaches us differ-
ently from men. They deal
in peradventures and sur-
mises; He with certainties -
"Ye shall know the truth."
They talk about the truth; He
gives us the thing itself, and
we know because we pos-
sess. Men deal with circum-
stances and external vision;
He with the heart and root
of matters. They give to the
mind; He to the spirit. We

know the truth, because the
Truth is in us, and we are in
the Truth. (EB. Meyer), "Ye
are of God, little children,
and have overcome them:
Because greater is he that
is in you, than he that is
in the world." (John 4:4).
"We know that the Son
of God is come, and hath
given us an understand-
ing, that we know Him
that is true, and we are in
Him that is true." (1 John
"The truth shall make
you free." There are so many
things that we are afraid of
but the Lord has not given us
the "spirit of fear, but bf
love, power and a sound
mind", (2 Timothy 1:7).
We are free from the posses-
sive power of satan because
"through Christ we are
more than conquerors",
(Romans 8:37).
God bless and have a
great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal"

Upward Basketball

A new approach to children's sports
Kindergarten through 6"' Grade
Building confidence and self-esteem
Equal playing time
Every child plays
Every child's a winner

Registration before Nov. 30 at First Baptist Church, Main
Street Wewahitchka
Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Evaluations November 26, 27, and.30
For more uifor nation call (850) 625-8254 or (850) 639-
5 t5 .* l :- - -. *

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

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

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

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

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.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God blessyou!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

Faith Christian School Christmas

Bazaar Set for Nov 29 Dec. 1

Faith Christian School
will be celebrating the
Christmas season with a
Christmas Bazaar offering
unique gifts including a light-
ed Christmas village, porce-
lain nativities, Christmas gift
baskets and much more. The
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 event is open
to the public and will be held
in the new school gym at the
corner of 20th Street and
Garrison in Port St. Joe.
Activities begin with a
Preview Sale Thursday,
November 29, from 5-8 p.m.,
and a night filled with the
real meaning of- Christmas

including "The Story of
Christmas" read by Bill
Taylor. Christian Christmas
music will be performed by
Jeremy Dixon, Lisa Keels,
The Bouingtons with Carla
McGhee, and Bill Taylor. The
night will include a silent
auction, Kid's Corner, food
and bake sale. The sale will
continue Friday, November
30 starting at 8 a.m., and
Saturday, December 1 from
8 a.m. to noon.
Faith Christian School
will be participating in the
food and toy drive again this
year to benefit the Christmnas

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Comnnunion
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
igblIanb view aptiA t Iurtb
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.

Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
S Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

for Kids and Elderly of Gulf
County. Donations of non-
perishable canned goods/
food and unwrapped toys will
be accepted at the bazaar or
at the school. And, since you
may've heard that the Taylor
family will be moving to North
Carolina in January, 2008, it
would be a great time for you

to come out, wish them well
and hear Bill's beautiful voice
one last time. They have done
so much school and com-
munity and will be greatly
More information is
available by calling Sandie
Kennedy at 227-2191

Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD ini Jerusalem

We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

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

"We are about our Father's business"

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

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone

Family fife (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... p SortnS. Joe
Apalachicola Panama Cily
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& : Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford amil ie church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5-L33)

"Our Church can be your home"

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

Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &

SFriendship 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

Give unto the Lord the glory due fis name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psanlm 29:2

Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ....................6 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......... 11 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.

tW First Presbyterian Church
S of Port St. Joe
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.

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

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Established 1937 Servinq Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 22, 2007 5B


SPort St. Joe High School's National Honor

SSociety Gives Entry Way a Makeover

Wewa Elementary First Nine

Weeks Honor Roll

1st Grade All A's
Zachary Ake, Skylar
Barfield, Jacob Barlow, Alisha
Bender, Daniel Bozeman,
Ethan Brogdon, Elijah
Brown, Samira Chaudhry,
Raegan Davis, Jonathan
Foster, Michael Fox, Colby
Gainnie, Truman Green,
Kennith Haddock, Cody
Lee, Elexis Linton, Ashten
Lolley, Blake Lynn, Malachi
McGee, Camron McKinney,
Maggie Miller, Kristen
Nichols, Rayann Penix,
Alexandria Pitts, Jeremiah
Rardin, Travis Roberson,
Naya Rogers, Tyler Skipper,
Shelby Sloan, Jaylen Vann,
Chelsea Wallen

1st Grade A/B
Vanecia Andrews,
Brett Miller, Kaylee Rudd,
Sebastain Demunck, Emily
Nichols, Kyleigh Turner,
Jaden Jackson, Kimberly
Norris, Deydron Williams,
Braden Jamerson, Trevor
Nunnery, James Kennell,
Christina Pardue, Logan
Maclaren, Carson Pitts,
Georgia Mauldin, Matthew

2nd All A's
Brianna Bailey, Mariah
Brown, Sha Mario Cole,
Austin Haddock, Savannah
Harrison, Dakota Hornsby,
Flower Loveless, Kristen
McMillion, Jocelyn Minchew,
Anna Setterich, Emily Sims,
Christian Smith, Rylee
Waters, Kaleb Zick,

2nd Grade A/B
Natalie Adkison,
Brandon Ake, Sabra
Baker, Caleb Benoit, Jonah
Bidwell, Tia' Sheunna Black,

Autumn Bragg, Takaylynn
Carter, Charlene Dickens,
Ethan Hinote, Stefanie
Fuller, Garreth Hamm, Tyler
Harwood, Chase Herrick,
Eddie Hunter, Katelyn
Hysmith, Madison Kent,
Bryan Liebel, Angela Long,
Blake McComas, Janna Miles,
Blake Nunnery, Montana
Nunnery, Katie Nunnery

3rd Grade All's A's
Dakota Bryant, Jacob
Gibbs, Blake Harrison,
Annabella Hjort, Nathaniel
Lister, Savanna Lowrey,
Kody Martin, Burley Parker,
Gregory Pettite, Samantha
Pitts, Kathy Powell, Chester
Quick, Adam Strange

3rd Grade A/B
Corvell Ash, Jackson
Vines, Spencer Bailey, Crystal
Yeager, Brendan Crane,
Rebecca Daniels, Dominic
Demunck, Michael Duncan,
Shawn Elia, Hope Freeman,
Alana Hamm, Ethan Hinote,
Tristan Kent, Haley Melvin,
Haley Meredith, Alyssa
Owens, Emily Palmer, Tyler
Parrish, David Roberts,
Travis Slentz, Keilani Stoker,
Mekena Taunton, Trent
Tibbits, Clay Turner, Isaiah

4th Grade All A's
Zachary Cox, Trace
Flowers, Thomas Haddock,
Charles Laird, Cameron
Laster, Rahul Nana, Braydon
Nunnery, Destanie Parrish,
Alexandra Paul, Mallory
Peak, Justin Smith, Ryan
Teall, Tara Walding,

4th Grade A/B
Jeremy Chase, Troy

Norris, Caleb Clary, Jonathan
Palmer, Jaydon Davidson,
Ashleigh Price, Randall
Garrett, Sumer Pridgeon,
Joshua Gortt, Peter Setterich,
Mason Green, Savannah
Smith, Coty Hamilton,
Deannah Sullivan, Tanner
Harden, Jordan Williams,
Chance Harper, Chipper
Wood, Megan Hawthorne,
Hunter Holley, Hunter
Hysmith, Jenna Jensen,
Jacob King, Alex Knowles,
Victoria Lanter, Janeesa
Lewis, Austin Malcolm,
Crystalann Mauldin, Destiny
McLemore, Cody Mills,
James Norris,

5th Grade All A's
Justin Barrier, Henry
Bozeman, Clay Brock,
Hanah Chaudhry, Breanna
Clemmons, James Gainnie,
Colby Gay, Jacob Griffin,
Brittany Hamm, James
Harris, Samantha Hoover,
Triston Nunery, Brenda
Palmer, Brian Parker, Brea
Ropelis, Brett Satterfield,
McKenna Waters, Cheslee

5th Grade A/B
Skylar Destifino, Kianna
Rouse, Jessica Duncan,
Kayla Stanley, Trevor Green,
Gabrielle Tuller, Brittany
Griffin, Homer Womack,
Khalil Jackson, Blake
Kemp, Megan Knowles,
Nicholas Lee, Chance Lewis,
Brianna Loveless, Zakory
Martin, Haleigh McDaniel,
Shawn Moore, Robin Outlaw,
Christian Owens, Ivy Paul,
Rashard Ranie, Jermaine
Robinson, Tia Rone


Handling Pkge, Performance r i IlklJB| PREMIER, ore

On Saturday, November
10, 2007, Port St. Joe High
School's National Honor
Society members gathered
with an action plan and
energy for the breezeway
and front perimeter of Port
St. Joe High School. With
gloves and rakes in tow, the
students picked up trimmed


branches, raked leaves,
cleaned out the flower beds,
and laid pine straw. Port St.
Joe High School's National
Honor Society members and
adviser Mrs. Ginger Bernal
would like to give a special
thanks to Taylor Enterprises
Company for providing the
equipment, Mr. Marlen Taylor

and Mr. John Paul Bernal
for volunteering their time
to come out and provide the
trim work, and were so kind
to haul away the trash for the
club. Everyone involved in
the campus clean up worked
hard to show his or her pride
for Port St. Joe High.

Dazzling Dolphins

Back Row: George Cargill, Matthew Keigans, Jacoby Cryderman, Troyvonta Williams (Happy
Front Row: Spencer Raffield, Devlyn Wallace, Jonathan Love, Mary Clair Finlay, Bobby Joe
Hanson, Brittany Hanson, Colton Byrd







The City of Port St. Joe City Commission, sitting as the local planning
agency will hold a hearing at 6:00 p.m., ET, on December 4, 2007, and the
Board of City Commissioners will hold a meeting on the same date (December
4, 2007) at 6:30 p.m. ET, at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of adopting
an Ordinance and authorizing transmittal of the Public Schools Facilities
Comprehensive Plan Amendment to appropriate state agencies.

The title of proposed Ordinance is as follows:


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


BY: S/

Attest: S/

Publish: November 22, 2007

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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years'

68 - Thursday, November 22, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

1 A FCS First Nine

ISI F Weeks Honor Roll

Thank you to every-
one who. donated gift-filled
shoe boxes for Operation
Christmas Child spon-
sored by Samaritan's Purse.
Thanks to your generosity,
ninety-eight shoe boxes will
be sent to children around
the world. Before those shoe
boxes were shipped out on

Caption: FCS Students lift Operation Christmas Shoe Boxes to be sent to needy children
around the world.

Caption: 1" grade Indians and 2nd grade Pilgrims perform the Thanksgiving play. Boys:
Dee Larry, Elijah Hester, Matthew Costin, Gabe Matincheck, Bryce Johnston, Chandler Godwin,
Cameron Byrd, J.J. Laine, Jacob Kennedy, Zachary McFarland; Girls: Jordan Alexander, Courtney
Davidson, Hannah Lee, Debra Burdeshaw, Celeste Chiles, Lauren Tomlinson, Anna Lacivita, Bella
Johnston, Kharisma Langston, Brieana Bozeman.


Tuesday, students and staff
took time to pray for the chil-
dren who will receive these
special gifts. What a bless-
ing to share God's love with
The first and sec-
ond grades at Faith
Christian School present-
ed their rendition of "The
First Thanksgiving" at the
Community Thanksgiving
Service held at Faith Christian
Church Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
The Thanksgiving story was
explained by a father and
mother to their daughter
who did not understand the
gratitude of the first Pilgrims
in the face of tremendous
adversity. The Pilgrim story
was woven into this introduc-
tory setting. At the conclu-
sion of the story, the scene
changed back to a grateful
family with a child who bet-
ter understood our nation's
beginnings and the meanings
of gratitude.
When you are still full
from Thanksgiving din-
ner, it is hard to realize
that Christmas is upon us!
The Christmas Bazaar pre-
view sale will be Thursday,
November 20 from 5 p.m. to
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enjoy the auction, music,
food, fun, and games. The
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Saturday, November 30 and
December 1. We still need
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general, along with donated
items. Call Sandie Kennedy
at 227-2191.
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chairperson is Kim
McFarland, who, along with
Vanessa Ryan, is co-ordinat-
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another winning float. If you
have any award-winning
ideas, or would just like to
help, please contact Kim at
647-3627: We would appre-
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Gulf County Sheriff Report

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
On 11/09 a vehicle driv-
en by Willard Paul Gilbert,
42, was stopped for speed-

ing. While talking with the
driver the deputy noticed the
odor of an alcoholic bever-
age about his person. Gilbert
was asked to perform sev-
eral sobriety exercises, which
indicated he was operating a
vehicle while intoxicated, he
was arrested for DUI.
On 11/13 Anthony Scott
Crocker, 24, was arrested on
a violation of probation. The
original charge was grand
On 11/13 a vehicle
operated by William Scott
Overstreet, 26, was stopped
for speeding. During the traf-
fic stop it was found his
license was suspended. He
was arrested for DWLSR.

On 11/13 deputies went
to Franklin County Sheriff's
office and arrested William
Jason Pemberton, 29, on a
warrant for failure to appear
on a'charge of DUI.
During August of 2007
Narcotics Deputies began an
investigation into the theft
of a prescription pad from
a local doctor. On 11/13
Mark William Moore, 50,
was arrested for stealing the
prescription pad and also
charged with forgery for writ-
ing prescriptions.
On 11/13 deputies
responded to a local bank that
had taken $5,700 in fraudu-
lent postal money orders.
The deputy and investigators

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located the individual that
had cashed the money orders
and recovered $5500.00 for
the bank. The person who
cashed the money orders
said that he received them in
the mail; he was instructed to
cash the money orders, keep
10 percent for himself and
Western Union the money to
an account in another state.

During the week of
11/08/2007- 11/15/2007 Gulf
County Dispatchers han-
dled 291 calls including 30
calls for Emergency Medical
Services. Gulf County
Deputies Handled 200 calls
including serving 47 civil
papers, 22 traffic stops in
which six citations and 16
warning were issued, 24 calls
from citizens with questions
or concerns, 10 disturbanc-
es, five thefts, two burglaries,
three crashes, one shooting
and 86 miscellaneous calls.


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newspaper in Education
program. By making a tax
donation today.
Contact Nancy Pettie at
(850) 227-7845
to find out how



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FWC Division Of

Law Enforcement

Field Report

November 2 8, 2007

This report represents
some events the FWC handled
over the past two weeks; how-
ever, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division
of Law Enforcement.


On November 3, while
on patrol of Perdido River
Wildlife Management Area,
Officer Gary Ridaught locat-
ed a subject hunting from
a tree stand set in an oak
tree. Several steel spikes
used for steps were driven
into the tree, in violation of
management area rules. The
subject admitted to driving
the spikes into the tree and
Officer Ridaught issued the
appropriate citation.
On November 5-6, Officer
Keith Clark performed Joint
Enforcement Area Individual
Fishing Quota inspections
at Pensacola Pass checking
68 vessels and 134 users.
During these inspections, a
vessel was discovered con-
taining red snapper during
closed season. The vessel
captain was cited. Another
vessel was discovered with
undersized gag grouper and
undersized gray snapper
on board. The captain was

On November 3, Officer
David Brady responded to
a complaint of an individ-
ual on the Okaloosa Island
Fishing Pier, keeping under-
size pompano and flounder.
As Officer Brady approached,
he observed the fisherman
discard a fish into a trash
can. .Officer Brady discov-
ered the fish was an under-
size pompano. Upon inspec-
tion of the fisherman's cool-
er, Officer Brady found two
undersized flounder. The
fish were seized and Officer
Brady issued a citation to the
man for possession of under-
size pompano and flounder.

On November 4, Officers
Ken White and Randall
Brooks were working a night
hunting detail in Walton
County. The two officers
observed a vehicle with the
headlights being used to illu-
minate a field. The vehicle
moved to a second field and
illuminated that field also.
Upon stopping the vehicle,
Officers White and Brooks
discovered three occupants
along with a shotgun and
ammo. A computer check
revealed one of the passen-
gers was a convicted felon.
All three individuals were
cited for attempting to take
deer at night with a gun and
light. The charges on the
convicted felon in possession
of a firearm are being filed
through the State Attorney's

K-9 Officer Mike Guy
and Officer Mike Nobles
were on foot patrol within the
Management Area when they
discovered two marijuana
plants on one trail and a tree
stand overlooking a fresh
pile of corn on another. The
officers monitored the sites
and arrested a subject in the
stand several days later. The
subject was cited for hunting
over bait and placing metal
spikes in the tree.

Officers Jim Brooks,
Warren Walsingham and
Randall Brooks worked a
night hunting detail near
Pleasant Ridge Church in
western Holmes County in
response to reports of hunt-
ing from all terrain vehicles.
The officers observed nine
individuals trespassing and
operating the all terrain vehi-
cles on public roadways. As
the group approached and
noticed the officers, four

vehicles fled while the other
five became stuck in the
road ditch and were quick-
ly blocked by the officers'
trucks. The Holmes County
Sheriff's Office responded to
assist. The officers appre-
hended the four and arrested
them for resisting without
violence and towed their
vehicles. In addition, the
officers issued nine citations
for traffic infractions.

November 9 15, 2007

On November 9 and10,
Officers Keith Clark,
Fred Rondeau and Pat
Roush worked the Annual
Homecoming Blue Angel Air
Show on the waters near
Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Although attendance was
not as high .as the summer
event, crowds were esti-
mated in excess of 150,000.
During the event, the officers
checked 93 vessels and 247
users resulting in 12 boating
and three resource citations.
Two fishermen were cited for
possession of oversized red

Officer Alan Kirchinger
was called from his home to
respond to a complaint of an
illegally taken deer. The wit-
ness stated that she observed
an individual "intentionally"
run over a deer in the park-
ing lot of a fast food restau-
rant in Crestview. The indi-
vidual hit the deer with his
truck, stopped and looked
at it, then drove away. The
occupants of another truck at
the same restaurant picked
up the deer and drove to a
residence. The witness fol-
lowed the second truck to
the residence and 'called in
the complaint. A woman in
the house was alerted of the
complaint by a scanner in
her home when her address
was mentioned. Realizing
they could be in trouble, the
two individuals then dumped
the deer in a wooded area. At
first, the two individuals told
Officer Kirchinger that they
didn't want the deer to be
wasted and took it home with
them. During subsequent
interviews, they revealed the
identity of the person who
ran over the deer. That sus-
pect was located and ques-
tioned. He was eventually
charged with taking deer by
illegal method. The other
two individuals who took the
deer home were issued writ-
ten warnings for willful and
wanton waste of wildlife. The
deer was seized and photo-
graphed as evidence.

Officers Robert Miller
and Scott Hoffman observed
a subject on the Dead Lakes
who was in possession of an
illegal fishing device. The
officers caught the subject
just before placing a wire
basket into the water to har-
vest catfish. The defendant
admitted he knew it was ille-
gal to possess and use wire
Officer Shon Brower
arrested a subject for boat-
ing under the influence in the
Gulf County Canal. The sus-
pect was also charged with
possession of a controlled
substance, tampering with
evidence and numerous boat-
ing safety violations.
Lt. Arnie McMillion and
Investigator Steve Thomas
responded to a complaint of a
possible hunting accident that
occurred on the Intracoastal
Waterway east of White City.
The incident involved two
persons being shot with a
handgun. One person tossed
a handgun to the other and
it fired through his hand,
striking the other person in
the head. Unfortunately, the
person with the head injury
died. The incident was not
hunting related and is being
investigated by the Sheriff's
Office. ,o .

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A Night Of Painting At

Prickly Pear Gallery

Participants create their Parker, 850-249-9295, paint-
own version of "Antiquity",
acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas, Space is limited,
under the instruction of Registration and prepayment
Heather Parker, visual artist required to reserve your
and art instructor. All sup- space. Make check or money
plies and canvas are includ- order payable to Prickly Pear.
ed. Light refreshments pro- Credit cards accepted.
vided by Dolores Lowery, Contact Dolores 850-
compliments of Prickly Pear, 648-1115, info@prickly-
Gourmet Gallery. $40 a per- or stop by 101 S.
son. 36th Street, Mexico Beach,
Questions: Heather Florida 32456

The St. Joe Company Introduces

"JOE's Showcase of Homes"

Public invited to tour
featured homes and com-
munities in West Florida

This holiday season,
The St. Joe Company will
open homes in its commu-
nities throughout the West
Florida Region for visitors
and locals to experience the
St. Joe lifestyle. The tours
will take place from 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23,
and Saturday, Dec. 29.
Highlighting the com-
munities of WaterColor,
WaterSound, WaterSound
SWest Beach, WaterSound
Beach and RiverCamps
. on Crooked Creek, JOE's
Showcase of Homes will fea-
ture furnished model homes
and privately-owned homes.
"JOE's Showcase of
Homes will offer a great atmo-
sphere to share some of our
extraordinary homes, as well
as the activities and lifestyles
that make each community
unique," said Tom Dodson,
Vice President of Sales for St.
Joe's West Florida Region.
Sales offices located at

WaterColor, WaterSound
Beach, WaterSound and
RiverCamps on Crooked
Creek will provide home
guides and detailed informa-
tion, including a map with
directions to the homes that
will be showcased that week.
For more information on
JOE's Showcase of Homes,
please contact a representa-
tive at one of St. Joe's Sales
Centers. '

About JOE
The St. Joe Company
(NYSE: JOE), a public-
ly held company based in
Jacksonville, is one of
Florida's largest real estate
development companies. We
are primarily engaged in real
estate development and sales,
with significant interests in
timber. Our mission is to cre-
ate places that inspire peo-
ple and make JOE's Florida
an even better place to live,
work and play. We're no ordi-
nary JOE.
More information about
JOE can be found at our web
site at.

Drawing Course at

Palm Tree Books

Exploratory drawing
class for the beginning or
seasoned artists. Class exer-
cises include line and shape,
gesture and contour drawing,
shading and value, color, tex-
ture, still lifes, and more. The
course is designed for par-
ticipants to become familiar
with materials, techniques,
and elements of drawing
while learning to express and
develop their personal style.
Advanced participants will
focus on creating finished
works. Participants are asked
to bring their own tabletop or
floor easel if they have one.
Instructor always has extra
drawing materials and easels
in class. 6-class course is
$84 per person.
.Questions: Heather
Parker, 850-249-9295, paint- or
Barbara Holmes, 850-653-
8952, -
Space is limited.
Registration and prepayment

by Monday, Nov 26 is required
to reserve your space. Please
make check or money order
payable to Palm Tree Books,
Credit Cards accepted.
Call Jamie Smith or stop
by Palm Tree Books, 306
Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, 850-
229-9277 jamie@palmtree-
Suggested Supply List for
Drawing Course: Newsprint
pad 30 pound, rough tex-
ture, 18" x 24" Drawing Pad
70 to 100 Ib, medium to
smooth texture, 9" x 12" or
larger Assorted drawing pen-
cils 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H,
6H, #2. Any combination.
Compressed Charcoal One or
two sticks, any brand Chalk
Pastels Loew Cornell Soft
Pastels, 6 or 12 pack, assort-
ed colors Eraser Kneaded
eraser or other type of soft
eraser Pencil Sharpener,
hand held or battery oper-

Book Signing And NPR, at

The Palm Tree Books

NPR and Vision Bank
will sponsor a book sign-
ing and reception for Dwan
Hightower author of The
Deal on Saturday, November
3 from 1:00 4:00 at Palm
Tree Book Store, 306 Reid
Marjorie McCoy inter-
viewer for "Between the
Lines" will be interviewing
Ms. Hightower and other
authors.Frank Sundram,
general manager of NPR, will
be presiding over a "Meet

and Greet" program for
the community to meet the
staff from the local NPR at
WKCG. Refreshments (by
Provisions) will be served and
local media will be in atten-
dance. Join us for this event
to recognize authors and art-
ist and for NPR to thank the
community for their support
and sponsorship for the past
year! Info: 850.229.9277 or

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 22, 2007 9B

Florida Master Gardener Volunteer

The Gulf County
Extension Service plans to
offer a Master Gardener
Do you enjoy helping oth-
ers? Have you ever wanted to
learn more about growing
plants? Are you interested
in fruits, vegetables, orna-
mentals or lawns? If you
answered yes to these ques-
tions, your chance may be
just around the corner.
The University of
Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences and
the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service is offering
a horticulture program called
Florida Master Gardener.
This is to provide horticul-
tural training for selected
home gardeners in Florida.
Master Gardener is a
title given to individuals who
receive 50 hours of in-depth
horticultural training from
County Extension Agents and
agree in return to give 50
hours of volunteer service
helping their local County
Extension Program.

Training will include
topics such as basic plant
science, entomology, plant
pathology, nematology, veg-
etable gardening, fruit cul-
ture, annuals, woody orna-
mentals, turf management,
foliage plants, pest control,
basic landscaping and iden-
tification and usage of com-
mon landscape plants.
Cost of the course is
$150. Fees must be paid
when application is submit-
ted. The program is open
to anyone wishing to attend
regardless of race, color, sex,
handicap or national origin.
Course will be offered from
February 2008 to May 2008.
One day per week (possibly
Wednesday) from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m.
For further information
about the Master Gardener
Program contact:
Gulf County Extension
Old Courthouse
639-3200 or 229-2909

A night of Art at Palm Tree Books

Participants learn a
stained glass technique with
acrylic paints and create their
own version of Peace; joy, or
hope, under the instruction of
Heather Parker, visual artist
and art instructor. All sup-
plies, ideas, and basic instruc-
tion included. $35 a person
Questions: Heather Parker,
850-249-9295, painterpark-
Space is limited,

Registration and prepay-
ment required to reserve
your space. Make check or
money order payable to Palm
Tree Books. Credit cards
ContactJamie Smith 850-
229-9277, jamie@palmtree->
or stop by Palm Tree Books
at 306 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe

Artists Studio Sale at Cape Glass Studio
Local artists will have artists! 10 am 4 pm. Cape
glass, pottery, photography, Glass Studio, 6335 C30A,
paintings, weavings, quilts, between Cape San Bias
jewelry, and other gifts. Shop and Indian Pass. Info:
early for unique Christmas 850.227.3302 or jamesla@
presents and support local

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I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the
State of Florida.

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead
property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits as-
sessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing
their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by.the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead
has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This
provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value fol-
lowing a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election
held in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general
election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to
the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be.exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make
payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational; literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or
widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic develoRment ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses
and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a
referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the
expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption
shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption.may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire
ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and operated, to the value
fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This
exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which
this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from acdvalorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change
only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each' year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination 6f homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair any remaining
provisions of this amendment.
(8)a A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1. 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the two years
immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008 a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1,
2008. is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just
value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500.000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned,
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value
of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter,
the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of
character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction
or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the'owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for
whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in.subsections (a)
through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property. such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change addition, reduction or improvement, the property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value,
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity
that owns the property Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand
dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or member-
ship representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead
property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through .
stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to a total of twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district levy. By general law and subject to
conditions spccificd thcrcin. thc cxcmntion for all othcr lcvics may bc increased up to an amount not cxcccding ten thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate if the owner has attained age sixty-five or is totally and pciinancntly

dicsslrcd and if the. nwnr.

the exemption provided in subsection (d)
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(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified thcrcin, thc exemption shall be incrcascd to a total or me rollowmg amounts or
with respect to 1980 assessments, twenty thousand dollars with respect to 1981 assessments, twenty five thousand dollars with respect to a
any assessment roll until such roll is first dctermincd to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by g
whirh iDrovidrc for the asccsn r.nt nf hkmrctr arl mr.nrrht at a sDnrifird nrw rDc nta nf its Alct valh.

assessed value of real estate for cach levy other than those of school districts. fifteen thousand dollars
sscssments for 1982 and each year thereafter. Ilowever, such increase shall not apply with respect to
generall law. This subsection shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment to section 4

(c}(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form
and amount established by general law.
(d)(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for th purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty
thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maiItains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does
not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law,
and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
(e (g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the
disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a
percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected disabilityas determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit
to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's serviceconnected dis-
ability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing
of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does
not require implementing legislation.

SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.--The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional
$25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election
authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1. 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general
election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified
real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assessments beginning January 1. 2010, if
approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (f) and (g) of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1, 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the

repeal of subsections (f) and (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1. 2019.

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Coast2Coast Printing
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Coast2Coast is an area
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wear and has been a sup-
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Public Notice Tyndall Federal Credit Union to

The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its reg-
ular monthly meeting on
Monday, December 10, 2007,
at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the
Board Room of the Capital
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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
considered at the meeting,
he or she will need a record
of the proceedings, and, for
such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record
includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Present Home Buying Concerns Seminar

Tyndall Federal Credit
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Atrium Meeting Room
3109 Minnesota Avenue
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Thursday, November 8,
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1 1100 I
cuit Court in and for GULF
County, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the
11:00 a.m. on the 29th
day of November, 2007
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment,
That block of land directly
in front of Lot 3, between
Gulf View Street and
Coastal Highway in Origi-
nal Lot 4, Section 31
Towrnship 6 Souir. Rranqe
11 Wist of Gull C,.-.ury,
Florida and Lot extending
from the property of Mrs.
Lula L. Smith to the alley
leading to the property of
A.H. Parker
That certain 30 foot parcel
of land lying between the
Grantee's parcel of land as
described in OR Book 191
Page 729 of the public
records of Gulf County,
Florida, and the
above-described parcel.
This parcel being 30 foot
wide and running from the
Southwesterly Right of
Way of Gulf View Street to
the Northeasterly Right of
Way of US Highway 98,
and being in Original Gov-
ernment Lot 4, Section 31,
Township 6 South, Range
11 West, of Gulf County,
Florida in Plat Book 1
Page 41A
Date this 17th day of Octo-
ber, 2007
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

CASE NO.: 07-18-CA

PAr Y,


GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dLle October 16, 2007,
nrd entered in Case No.

S 1100
07-18-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida
PANY, is Plaintiff and
ATION INC., are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash in the FRONT
County Courthouse, 1000
*Cecil-Costin Blvd:. Port St.
J.:'-; FL 3?4i56- l 1 '00
a.m. on the 29th.Day of
November, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

IMPORTANT: In accord-
ance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with a disa-
bility who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provision of
certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 1000 CECIL G.
ST. JOE, FL 32456. Phone
No. 850-229-6113 within 2
working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice or
Any persons claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Date this 17th day of Octo-
ber, 2007
/S/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish November 15 &


Case No. 07 337-CA

Defenda t.

Notice is Iereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
October 26,007, and en-
tered in Civil Case No.
07-337-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida
wherein BAYSIDE SAV-
INGS BANK is the Plaintiff
the Defendant, I will sell to
the highest bidder for
cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.

Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.,
EST, on the 29 day of No-
vember, 2007, the follow-
ing described property sit-
uated in Gulf County, Flor-
ida and set forth in the Or-
der or Final Judgment,
Lot 17 and Parcel L,
Windmark Beach, ac-
cording to the plat thereof
as recorded in Official Plat
Book 4 at Pages 1-5 inclu-
sive of the Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
.Act,- persons -needing -a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
Court Administrator's Of-
fice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceed-
ing at 300 East Fourth
Street, Panama City, Flor-
ida 32401; Telephone:
(850)763-9061, ext. 327;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale. Wit-
ness my hand and the offi-
cial sear of this Honorable
Court, on this day of Octo-
ber 31, 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Is/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish November 15 &


Case No. 07-314CA

Georgia Banking Corpo-
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
October 26, 2007, and en-
tered in Civil Case No.
07-314-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, wherein
Plaintiff and RICHARD E.
PARVEY is the Defendant,
I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin St. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., EST, on the 29
day of November, 2007,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment,

Lot 5, Block 3, Piney
Woods Beach, according
to the plat recorded in the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida in Plat
Book 5, Page 46.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
Court Administrator's Of-
fice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceed-
ing at 300 East Fourth
Street, Panama City, Flor-
ida 32401; Telephone:
(850)763-9061, ext. 327;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from, if,any, other than
the .property. owner. as of.
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Witness my hand and the
official seal of this Honora-
ble Court, on this day of
October 31, 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish November 15 &
22, 2007


Gulf County, Florida (the
"County") hereby provides
notice, pursuant to section
197.3632(3)(a), Florida
Statutes, of its intent to
use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem
special assessments to be
levied pursuant to Section
125.271 Florida Statutes
and other governing appli-
cable Florida Laws, within
the entire area of the
County, for the cost of
providing emergency
medical services and facil-
ities, solid waste manage-
ment services and facili-
ties, mosquito control ser-
vices and facilities, com-
mencing for the Fiscal
Year beginning on Octo-
ber 1, 2008. The County
will consider the adoption
of a resolution electing to
use the uniform method of
collecting such assess-
ments authorized by sec-
tion 197.3632, Florida
Statutes, at a public hear-
ing to be held 6:00 p.m.
on December 11, 2007 at
the Gulf County Board-
room, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Room
302, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Such resolution
will state the need for the
levy and will contain a
legal description of the
boundaries of the real
property subject to the
levy. Copies of the
proposed form of
resolution, which contains
the legal description of the
real property subject to
the levy, are on file at the
County Offices, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room
302, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. All interested
persons are invited to

In the event any person
decides to appeal any de-
cision by the County with
respect to any matter re-
lating to the consideration
of the resolution at the
above-referenced public
hearing, a record of the
proceeding may be
needed and in such an
event, such person may
need to ensure that a ver-

| 1100 1 1 1100 1100 I
batim record of the public trict 324 Marina Drive, Port St.-
hearing is made, which Joe, Florida 32456, (850),
record includes the testi- Publish November 22 & 227-7200. The bid must
mony and evidence on 29,2007 conforni to Section
which the appeal is to be 287.133(3) Florida Stat-
based. In accordance with NOTICE TO RECEIVE utes, on public entity
the Americans with Disa- SEALED BIDS crimes.
abilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommoda- The City of Port St. Joe Completion date for this
tion or interpreter to partic- will receive sealed bids project will be 30 days"
ipate in this proceeding from any qualified person, fromthe date ofthe Notice.
should contact the County company or corporation to Proceed presented to,
Clerk at (850) 229-6444, m inc to ced s d
seven (7) days prior to the interested i constructing the successful bidder.
date of the hearing, the following projects:
Liquidated damages for,
Dated this 9th day of No- CENTENNIAL PARK failure to complete the
vember, 2007. BIKE PATH project on the specified'
date will be set at $100.00
By Order of: Specifications can be ob- per day.
William C. Williams; l t 1 stained at PfblbFRiSh', Inc., *
Gulf,Gounty, FLORIDA, '
Ad# 2007-122 REWARD! $500-10O O
Publish November 15, 22,
29, and December 6,2007 paid for Florida County auto

tags dated 1911-1917. Also
HEARING want FL plates before 1956,
MEETING OF THE especially Franklin Co. and
COMMUNIY DEVEL- Gulf Co. tags with #59 or #66 :.
OPMENT DISTRICT prefix. Jeff Francis 727-345-

HEREBY GIVEN that the 6627 or e-mail gobucs 13 @aol.
Board of Supervisors of
the Seaside Village Com- COm
munity Development Dis-
trict will hold a Public
Hearing on Tuesday, De-
cember 11, 2007 at 2:00 www.florida license
p.m. at the Carrabelle
Senior Center, 201 Ave-
nue F, Carrabelle, Florida
The purpose of
the Public Hearing is to
receive public comment
on the Fiscal Year 2008 D
Proposed Final Budget for
the District. Immediately
thereafter, the Board of
Supervisors will hold their
regularly scheduled meet-
ing. The purpose of the
regular meeting is to con-
sider any other business D&D's MOBILE AUTO
which may properly come REPAIR
before it. The meeting is ASE certified, repairs @
open to the public and will home, business, or E
be conducted in accord- roadside, towing available, A T Eva !!
ance with the provisions Wewa beaches and A Tall Busty Italian
of Florida Law for Com- Cape. Stallion, Lingerie & high"
munity Development Dis- Call Dan at 227-8225 heels will give you a
tricts. A copy of the complete thrill
Budget and/or the 8507850016
Agenda may be obtained R L
at the office of the District W
Manager, 6131 Lyons Resp 17 yr old looking for
Road, Suite 100, Coconut wkd baby sitting job. My
Creek, Florida, 33073. home or yours. Ref avail
The meeting may on request. Call: 227-1408
be continued to a date, after 5 pm
time, and location speci- D& D Landscaping. Fa
fled on the record at the D& D Landscaping. Fal
meeting. oClean Up,Rake LeaveB
ee In accordance .Clean Gutters, Tree Trim.
with the provisions of the ming, Storm windows
Americans with Disabili- O M D BY installed and handy work-
Americans with Disabili- OLD MAIDS BY or Maint. Dan @ 227-8229
ties Act, any person re- THE BAY INC
quiring special accommo- Cleaning Service. In
nations or an interpreter Business locally for 5 S C e t
to participate at this meet- years, honest, depend-
ing should contact the able, resonable, dp
District Manager at (877) good local references. Clayton's Tractor Svc
276-0889 at least five (5) Residential, vacation Disking, Bush Hogging,
days prior to the date of rentals. Free Estimates. Land leveling, Dirt Re-
the particular meeting. 229-1654 or 227-5876 moval & Food plots. Call.
If any person de- 227-5771
cides to appeal any deci-
sion made with respect to Suds and THER"
any matter considered at Scrubs
this meeting, such person Total Cleaning
will need a record of the
proceeding and such per- Soluions
son may need to ensure Residential,
that a verbatim record of Commercial o New
the proceeding is made at Construction. Golden Rule PET SITT
his or her own expense Daily, weekly,monthly. ING SERVICE. Perfect al-.
and which record includes Call Karol Stricker for ternative to kenneling your
the testimony and evi- free estimates 4 legged kids. Referred by
dence on which the ap- 850-647-3387 or cell local vet. Reliable pet
peal is based. 850-899-1564. sitter/pet owner. Does.
20 yrs experienced home visits while you are-
District Manager professional services. away. In business 7 years..
Seaside Village Commu- Senior Discountsl Call Dan 227-8225
nity Development Dis-

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Please indicate on the en- Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., PUBLIC NOTICE
velope that this is a sealed Room 148, Port St. Joe,
bid, the bid number and Florida, 32456, by 4:30 On October 19, 2007, Cor-
what the bid is for. p.m., E.T. on Friday, No- nerstone Community Ra-
vember 30, 2007. Bids dio, Inc., filed an applica-
Bids will be received until will be opened at this loca- tion with the Federal Com-
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, tion on Monday, Decem- munications Commission
on December 4, 2007 ber 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in Washington, D.C., for a
at the City of Port St. E.T. construction permit for a
Joe, P.O. Box 278, 305 new noncommercial edu-
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., The Board reserves the national FM broadcast sta-
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 right to reject any and all tion at Port St. Joe, Flor-
and will be opened and bids. ida, on a frequency of 90.3
read aloud on Decem- MHz, with an effective ra-
ber 4, 2007 at 6:15 BILL WILLIAMS diated power of 100,000
p.m. Eastern Time. The CHAIRMAN Watts, at an antenna
City of Port St. Joe re- height of 152 meters
serves the right to reject Ad #2007-121 above average terrain, op-
any and all bids. Publish: November 15 & rating from a transmitter
22, 2007 site at Landfill Road, Port
The Board of City Com- St. Joe, FL, and with a
missioners reserves the NOTICE TO RECEIVE main studio at a location
right to waive informalities SEALED BIDS to be determined. The of-
in any bid, to accept BID NO. 0708-06 ficers and directors of Cor-
and/or reject any or all nerstone Community Ra-
bids, and to accept the bid The Gulf County Board of dio, Inc., are Richard L.
that in their judgment will County Commissioners is Van Zandt, William Reid,
be in the best interest of seeking bids for the II, Richard Beaman, Ken
the City of Port St. Joe. following: Hettinga, and Noah Van
Zandt. A copy of the appli-
If you have any questions, FENCE AND INSTALLA- cation is available for pub-
please call Bill Kennedy at TION FOR HIGHLAND lic inspection at the Gulf
(850) 227-7200W DONNIE BRAKE County Public Library, 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Publish November 22, Specifications can be FL 32456, during normal
2007 obtained from the Clerk's business hours.
Office at the Gulf County Publish November 22, 29,
NOTICE Courthouse, Room 148, & December 6, 2007
TO RECEIVE SEALED Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
BIDS Port St. Joe, Florida,
BID NO. 0708-05 32456. (850) 229-6112. PUBLIC NOTICE
Questions should be
The Gulf County Board of directed to Grant Writer Notice is hereby given that
The GulfCo o LorettaCostin at (850) America's Mini Storage
County Commissioners is 229-6144. and Office, Inc. Intends to
seeking bids for the fol- dispose of or offer for sale
lowing: Please submit the original the personal property
and (3) copies of the bid described below to
CONSTRUCTION AND and indicate on the enforce alien imposed on
PERMITTING OF A WELL envelope YOUR said property under the
SYSTEM FOR IRRIGA- COMPANY NAME, that self storage facility act
TION FOR HIGHLAND this is a SEALED BID and statutes section
VIEW DONNIE BRAKE include the BID NUMBER. 83.801-83.809. America's
PARK Mini Storage and Office,
Proposals must be turned Inc. will dispose of said
in to the Gulf County property no later than
Specifications can be ob- Clerk's Office at 1000 December 7, 2007.
tainted from the Clerk's Of- Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Property is located at
fice at the Gulf County Room 148, Port St. Joe, America's Mini Storage
Courthouse, Room 148, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 and Office, Inc. 141 Comn-
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., p.m., E.T. on Friday, No- merce Drive, Port St. Joe,
Port St. Joe, Florida, vember 30, 2007. Bids will FL, Gulf County.
32456. (850) 229-6112. be opened at this location
on Monday, December 3, Daniel Adkins Storage of
Please submit the original 2007 at 10:00 a.m. E.T. Car Dorlorean Body Not
and (3) copies of the bid Operable
The Board reserves the
and indicate on the enve-
Sright to reject any and all TRG Environmental Con-
lope YOUR COMPANY bids. tractors, LLC. Storage of
NAME, that this is a 45 Roll-Off Material/Trash
SEALED BID and include BILL WILLIAMS Large Containers
Michelle Love Storage of
Proposals must be turned Ad#2007-123 Van Chev Van Not Op-
in to the Gulf County Publish November 15 & erable
Clerk's Office at 1000 22,2007

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Doreen Mork Storage Hotsprings Spa Drivers Storage Units for rent,
#B-40- Misc. Furnishings, Opening Soon Classic, indoor/ outdoor, many sizes to choose
Personal property. ANTIQUES & INTERIORS moto-massage, good con- Drivers A Great from, affordable space
Gennifer Terry Storae MARKET PRIME LOCA- edition, $900. 227-1893. Career! when you need it, call and Overstreet Area, 1 br 1
#B-8 Misc. Furnishings TION 12,000 SQ FT HWY England Transport reserve yours today! the ba, new home, $600mo+
PersonalProperty. 98 NEAR DESTIN SEEK- now offers Space Place 625 15th St, security deposit. Please
Publish November 22 & OF ANTIQUES & INTERI- Overtreet Area, 3 br 1.5check
ORS CALL 624-1194 No co-signers Overstreet Area, 3 br 1.5
29, 2007 ORS CALL 624-1194 I No down payment! FOR RENT ba new home for rent.
No Contracts $900mo+sec dep, Call
ll-866-61-61e/Ad# 850 sq. ft. warehouse 850-227-4128
S3140 w/office in Port St. Joe.
. '. |.Other $400/mo including tax.
3100 _.PI..M. I Other
4100 Help Wanted Helper for local Carpet Cal 814-7400 Pt. St. Joe
4130 -Employment Cleaning Co. Florida DL 2 br MH, Clean quiet
Information req'd. Call 229-9663 MINI STORAGE ighborhod. $475mo.

S& AN Research & Development I P t J St Joe Beach, 2 br 1 ba,
2100-Pets 4100 Research Position Availa- deck, carport, covered
2110- Pets: Free to NOW bUi g Healthcare ble. Full-time/Part-time. No 229-6200 boat storage, $650mo, 1st
Good Home althcare experience. Will train. last, sec. 850-233-4636
2120-Pet Supplies 1 P 1' es77 l Opl i
2130 Farm Animals/ Family Practice 1-877-281-9308 814-7400 .
Supplies Consignments Physicians & Nurse
2140- Pets/Livestock for upcoming Practitioner America's
Wanted r peo n For the following areas:America's s
auctions. Crestview, Wewa, Pana- Room For Rent
cea, Mayo, Perry, and Sales Mlni M/F $380mo. Utilities in-
2100 nti s Old Cross City t Ss ca luded, to share 4 br
Antiques d All positions are outpatient Secret Shoppers St rage home. Call 227-1711
Dogs & Cats eoin JZewelrg primary care, Mon-Frid Earn up to $150 per day.
For Sale? 8am-5pm. Full benefit Undercover shoppers (8501
paper package, medical dental, needed to judge retail and i
Sine rt &i vision, paid holidays, CV dining establishments. 229-8014 I 6170 I
or call Jeff Lawson Exp not required, call 2 br 2 ba, Mexico Beach,
WA* jlawson(anfmc org and Web id #33962820 Non-Climate mo + sec dep. Pets ok
0- f a x Control Storage w/dep. 706-319-8889
Web id # 33964665 Unitns For Rent, 14x70 Mobile
47/49 4130 Boat/RV storage & Home, 2 br, CH&A, clean
So 0Office 8pace & furnished, at Simmons
S arket Street *REMEMBER:* Bayou, $500mo, $500dep,
f teaf-,l0 0 4 ;v^ Ads in this classifica- Call 850-229-6495
Healthcare: Support tion may or may not re- RV Space for rent private
There are specific Flor- quire an investment or 6110 lot with 1 room cottage
ida Statutes applicable Clinical Staff: may be multi-level mar- with full bath 9452 Olive
to the sale of dogs andStaff: keting opportunities. We 1 br efficiency, $750/mo with full bath 9452 Olive
cats withe state or CNA/LPN/ do not recommend giv- or sale. All util paid. Cabin St. Beacon Hill Call Dan
te g redit cd or bnk in Mexico Beach. Call 850-227-8225
transportated into the MED Asst. ing credit card or bank 409-246-3746
state for the purpose of account information out 409-246-3746
-sellin- 3150 In *over the phone. Always /' ......
selling. 1 3150 Busy medical office look- research the company For Rent
Please research Flor- ing for clinical staff. We you plan to do business 2 bedroom apartment, 1
ida S tute 828 29 5 Marvin double hung would consider qualified with BEFORE investing. 1/2 bath. Across ad the roao
(Dos and cats trans- wooden windows with C.N.A's, Medical Assist- from the beach.
ported oo dats tran- screens Never used. ants, or L.P.N's. Company Post Office Now Hiring. 8201 Pelican Walk in St.
sale; health require- nobrickmolding,49/16 offers good hours and Avg. Pay $20/ hour or Joe Beach Call647-6320
ments; consumer guar- no brick moldingrst benefits and a clean, $57K annually including RE ESTATE
antee) before you of- JAMB. $2,325 or best Ib$57K anenefits and a Verycen$5Kaulyil
antee) before you offer pleasant work environ- Federal Benefits and OT. Very
fer or sale a cat or 229-377-8884 ment. If interested, please Paid Training, Vacations. Secluded/Private 7100-Homes
dog. send resume to: PT/FT. 1-866-483-0923 On Edge of Tates State 7110 -Beach Home/
Medical Center- Manager USWA Park w/access to' pvt Property
35 Island Drive, Suite 14 beach. Eff. 1 br Apt 4-rent, 7120- Commercial
35's la ieas inteF14 POSTAL & GOV'T JOB 6 m. W. of Carrabelle 7130 Condo/Townhouse
Eastpoint, FL PJ mi. W. of Carrabelle7r nches
ca to FOR 7140 Farms & Ranches
32328 INFO FOR SALE? Bridge off of 98. Newly 71 Lotsand Acreage
E nt renovated/ furn, complete 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
SEOE/DFWPM F caution courtyard, W/D, all util incl 7180- Investment
I KK: Port St. Joe Beach accpt partial elect. For 1, Property
ME ANDS (Gulf Air). Sat Nov. 24th, VYou NEVER have o maybe 2 people. Small 7190 Out-of-Town
e. ~8am-12pm. Something for IIVAC You NEVE ha t pets ok, $850/mo, 1st, Real Estate
,,r,,.-r,, ipay for information pets ok, $850/mo, st,
3100 Antiques everyone, everything must Installers & about federal or postal last, & sec. 850-697-8337. 7200 Timeshare
3110 -Appliances gol jobs. If you see a job
3120 Arts & Crafts Plumbers "guarantee", contact the
3130 Auctions FTC. 7100
3140 Baby Item s The Federal Trade 6130 Mexico Beach, 3 br 2 ba,
3150 Building Supplies
3160- Business 5 years experience Commission 2 br 2.5 ba Townhouse lo- huge .6 acre lot, dedi-
Equipment fa r t is America's consumer cated in Port St Joe. cated beach, $275K. Peli-
3170- Collectibles 3300axresume t protection agency. $675mo+dep, Please Call can Walk Real Estate
3180- Computers 386-760-1201 850-545-5814 850-647-2473
3190 Electronics Free Prescription Med
3200- Firewood Pharmaceutical Man 1-877-FTC-HELP 1000 sf office space, My Flip Flopped
3220 Furniture ufacturers for under In- Carrabelle, FL. $600/mo BEACON HILL, FL Beach
3230 Garage/Yard Sales sured or No insurance, All A public service 850-562-4996 Cottage, gulf view, $100K
3240 Guns Ages. Call 1-800-819-6947 TAKE CHARGE message from the FTC below recent appraisal.
3250 Good Things to Eat OF YOUR REAL and The News Herald $335,000. 850-877r7189.
3260 Health & Fitness ESTATE CAREER: Classified Advertising w, r a wt 1
3270- Jewelry/Clothing Department U Wewa, 3o br. 2' ba vte-'
3280 Machinery Steel Buildings: Call today for 140 front on 146 acres $13k
Equipment- obo. Please Call 639-6958
3290- Medical Equipment 4 Only 25x30, 30x40, a confidential -- for details
3300 Miscellaneous 40x60, 50x100 -
3310 Musical Instruments Must Move Nowl career interview '
3320 Plants & Shrubs/ Will sell for balance owedl 3 & 4 br homes Ne
Supplies FREE DELIVERYI 850-229-9310 ., 3 & 4 br homes New A
3 -s a oConstruction in Mexico 7150
3330 Restaurant/Hotel 1-800-411-5869 Brian Neubauer Beach starting at $895, Bay County -
330 Tickets (uy Ext31 12 mile from beach, pool Bay County -
3350Tickets (Buy ell) 420 Reid Ave., & pool house on property. Fountain Area
Port St. Joe BUSINESS&a F CIA Call Ron 229-200-3221 2.5 Acres, $22,500
WANTED_ WANOwner Financing
41 -S Neubauer 5100- Business
4100 4100 ERA Real Estate, Inc. ,Opportunities 1-941-778-7980/7565
511o0- money to Land -1-941-778-7980/7565
5110 Money to Lend
3 br 2 ba Remodeled, ot for Sale
CH&A, Washer & dryer, By Owner
1 5100 dishwasher, Please Call Ward Ridge, on Betty Dr,
850-648-5052 or 899-0149 $79K. Call 340-0215
$1000-$3000 Daily Re-
turning Phone Calls. No Beacon Hill, CHARMING
Selling, Not MLM. 3 br, 2 ba furnished home,
1-866-827-2306 Gorgeous Gulf views.
Long term lease. No pets
Dreading Monday? Po- $1200 mo. 850-647-8317. '
tential Executive level in-
come From Home. Not
MLM. 800-662-1961, ext.
4250. Sou Co" o nlsnagewme AUqTOMTrI-vE, MARINE
Realistically Earn More
money in the next year 8100 Antique & Collectibles
teacherthan the last 5 lyrs. coim- Br 2 br 8110-Cars
bined. Call 800-385-9637 Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
J I . www kanuimaginenet 1200 sq ft cottages in 8130-Trucks
exclusive Barefoot Cot- 8140 Vans
ni" g VENDING stages community 8160- Motorcycles
l. i 1ROUTE Large scrnd in porches. 8170 Auto Parts
I ateHardwood floors, car- & Accessories
Snacks/Soda, peting, tiled kitchen 8210 Boats
Locations counter, full size stack 8220-Personal Watercraft
a 4-year college degree, in any area, you can Avail now Professional washer & dryer Ameni- 8240 Boat & Marine

oward teacher certification. Cash/Financing available n cles
Call: 877-843-8726 munity building with ex- 8320 ATV/Off RoadVehicles
unity College offers an 8 month Educator #B2002-037) ercise equipment. Pet 830 Campers &Tralers
Ste(EPI).This is a transition-to-teaching" 6WATER & SEWER ARE
e (EP. Ts PAID Aail n'ow $1,150

uts you on the path toward teacher certification Aper month. Please Call .8110
1 85(1i229-1350. Seeking
opyment in K-12 schools.Get more .=. more ,r ventory cur- ,,
renr ll' offeringg reduced
:// or call Patricia at (850) maml fee for 1st year. ..
RELT'F""r0wRwwe SouthernCoastal c Cadillac
Folll De VIlle '97
'i iOnly 2 owners, excel-
on deadline is November 30. 6100- Business/ len, condllon, 89K m,-
., r6110 -Apartments l8s $5050 bool Ar1ue,
abetter tie to teach! 6120- Beach Rentals make offer. 229-6343 or
... b6130- Condo/Townhouse 227-4075
6140- House Rentals A GREAT
if tb learn more, please 6150- Roommate Wanted
f, I & .. Forum. 6160- Rooms for Rent
e EPI Community Forum. 170 Mobile Home/Lot DEA 8210
-. o6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
'November 27'190 Timeshare Rentals House for Rent
y, November 27 6200 Vacation Rentals HOLIDAY MOVE IN SPE-
Sp- CIAL, First Months Rent
0 p.m. FREE, Do you have a job, Kayaks starting at $329,
ofeSIOnal Develo$ment Center$850 Sec. Dep., good ref- Free Demos, Delivery avail
ss~~ioa Develo~ment Center, rm 107 I 6 0 so erences,. a onsmke ..............

Downtown PSJ with no pets and are will- Sunjammers, 235-2281
Small Retail/ Office spaces ing to sign a 1 year lease. Sunjammers, 235-2281
for rent. On Reid Ave. Then we have a house for
850-527-7869. you with no rent due til
Jan. 2008 -SUPER NICE- 8
,'"' Month to Month Newly remodeled very en-
ergy efficient 3bdrm 2bath
Leasing home with fenced in yard,
G lf C aest 1 Mile From New Hospital storage shed on a quiet
t WAREHOUSE unit 1250 dead end street near Truck Camper
G ulf'- Cilu a s SF/ office bathroom 12x12 schools. Must sign lease
SCommunity College roll up door, Port St Joe before Dec.7th and pay '03
. S An EA/EO Institution corner of Pondarosa Pines $850 Sec. Dep. To see 8' telescopic cab over. 3
S& Rutherford in Jones call 850-227-7125 or way fridge, Heat &Air, like
o vs t t Homestead. $650 a month 227-5453 and leave mes- new. Asking $2500 Call
+1 mo rent dep. 814-7911 sage. 850-647-9804

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United Way Celebrates

2007 Campaign Successes

Governor Crist recently
signed Senate Bill 1472 at
Roosevelt Elementary School.
The legislation, sponsored by
Senator Burt Saunders and
Representative Stan Mayfield,
provides expanded access for
the public to Florida's beach-
es and additional methods
for sand dune restoration.
The Governor was joined at
the signing by Kelly Slater, a
native Floridian and profes-
sional surfer, who was recent-
ly appointed as an honorary
member to the Governor's
Council on Physical Fitness..
"This legislation is impor-
tant to all Floridians because
of the impact it has on
Florida's beaches," Governor

. A Delicious Taste of Home

By the Port St. Joe High
School Gifted Food Critics
(The Smart Eater)

"Whether it's the bright
walls or the absolutely mes-
merizing food, Sisters' is defi-
nitely worth a lunch date or
two," observes Sophomore
Melanie Raffield. "Cleverly
named after the owners Paige
Johnson Rich and Julie
Johnson Duarte-who happen
to be sisters-the restaurant
has been a success since it
first opened in 1999. This
is no surprise after trying
the 'soul food,' as they call
it. Even in the 68 degree
room, everything seemed a

little warmer after the food
Forest Halualani con-
curs, "If you're in the mood
for good ole home-style sand-
wiches and salads, Sisters' is
the place to be. From 'Here's
the Beef', cuts of tender roast
beef with melted cheese on a
toasted hoagie roll served with
warm, flavorful aujus ($5.99)
to a 'Carolina Chicken Salad',
fresh lettuce and tomatoes
topped with slices of south-
ern fried chicken with a com-
bination of honey mustard
and ranch dressing ($5.99),
the food is fresh and deli-
"On to dessert," writes

Ashley Lacour, "which was
enough to make everyone
at the table 'ohh' and 'ahh.'
The oatmeal cookies were the
best I've had prompting us
to sneak the leftover cookies
out in our jacket pockets.
They were that good!" Add
to that the best sweet tea in
town, and you're in culinary
The food is not only
scrumptious, it is also rea-
sonable priced and well
worth every cent. Melanie
Raffield agrees, "Because of
the fact that I am an unem-
ployed fifteen year old, money
is not something I am frivo-
lous with, but I would gladly

-,pend $6.25 for their lunch
So if you're downtown
and hungry, stop by Sisters'
on Reid Ave. for breakfast
(7:00-9:00) or lunch (11:00-
Also, their Friday night
steak and seafood special
is out of this world (6:00-
9:00) as well as their Sunday
lunch (11:00-2:00). From the
bright colors and vivid d6cor
to the great home-style food,
Sisters' Restaurant is a fun
and flavorful dining experi-
ence in the heart of down-
town Port St. Joe.

so I am grateful that future
surfers will get to enjoy the
beaches in the same way I
Following the bill sign-
ing, Kelly Slater presented
Governor Crist with a surf-
board made by Tom Neilson,
a long-time Florida surfboard
shaper. The board is made
out of "Biofoam," in honor of
the Governor's environmen-
tal initiatives. The foam is
made from one half soybeans
and is more durable than
conventional surfboard con-
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Crist said. "With more than
a thousand miles of sandy
beaches in Florida, it is vital
we make it accessible to all
residents and tourists. I am
pleased with what this legisla-
tion also accomplishes as we
work to preserve the structure
of our natural coastline."
The legislation benefits
areas vulnerable to damage
from frequent coastal storms
or that are upland of a dune
system that has experienced
significant erosion from storm
events. Also, the Department
of Environmental Protection
will be allowed to Issue per-
mits for dune restoration
incorporating geotextile con-
tainers, or similar structures,

for the protection of an exist-
ing major structure or public
infrastructure. Additionally,
the legislation provides that
public beach access points
are protected in the event of
construction or development.
If a public access point is
blocked, an alternate access-
way must be made available.
"The work Governor
Crist is doing to preserve
Florida's beaches will benefit
generations to come," Slater
said. "By granting protec-
tion to beach access points,
he is ensuring all of us will
continue enjoying the beaches
with our friends and families.
It was here in Cocoa Beach
that my surfing career began,

Process Made Toward

Qfity Health Care

Chose to Home
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United Way of Northwest
Florida celebrated many
successes seen in this year's
Community Campaign at
their Victory Celebration
this morning, at the Black
Angus Restaurant. After
enjoying the presentation of
Colors by the NSA Panama
City Color Guard and the
National Anthem sung by
Tech Sergeant Travis Ingram
from Tyndall Air Force Base,
members of the community
heard from those companies
who have had successful
campaigns for United Way.
After several companies
reported their totals and the
amounts were added, this
year's campaign chair, Frank
Hall, reported that the United
Way Annual Campaign has
raised $2,250,000. This fig-

Tteialill 1

Prescribed burn
scheduled for Monday
Conditions permitting,
Tyndall's Natural Resources
Flight will be conducting a
prescribed burn north of
U.S. Hwy 98 near Mexico
Beach beginning at 9 a.m.
Monday (Nov. 19). The burn
is expected to produce a
smoke column, which may
be visible to the general
public. Prescribed burns
help reduce the possibility of
wild forest fires and improve
the ecosystem.
Reduced Hours for the
The commissary will be
open Monday (Nov. 19) at
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The
commissary will be closed
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22
and will open Nov. 23 at 10
a.m. until 4 p.m.
Speakers Available
Looking for a speaker
for your next community

ure is based on what United
Way has received to date,
figures that companies have
reported, and projections
based on historical data of
company campaigns still in
progress. That total will also
continue to grow as United
Way receives information
from companies which have
yet to complete their cam-
paign. This year's goal is
$2.5 million.
The community can
learn more about United
Way and the agencies that
it supports by visiting their
website at: and exploring
the content. One can view a
list of the 45 affiliated agen-
cies that United Way sup-
ports. These organizations
must meet stringent guide-
lines before they can become
a United Way Agency. This
means you can be assured
that your contribution will
reach the intended benefi-
ciaries. Now more than ever
before, demand for services
far outpaces the agencies'
ability to meet those needs.
This year's successful cam-
paign will help ensure that
those facing the greatest
challenges are getting the
help they need. Call 785-
7521 for more information
or to donate to the United
Way of Northwest Florida.

function? Tyndall has an
active speakers' bureau,
which provides local
organizations public speakers
for community events free of
charge. Topics of speeches
can range from general Air
Force mission overviews
to Tyndall-specific topics.
For more information or to
arrange for a speaker, contact
the 325th Fighter Wing Public
Affairs Office at 283-4500.
Holiday Cookie Drive
Drop off for the holiday
cookie-drive will be, held
Dec. 10 from 7-9 a.m. at
the loading dock behind the
commissary. Approximately
500 dozen homemade cookies
of all kinds are needed for
the event to support Tyndall
AFB's dormitory residents.
For more information email:
For the latest Tyndall
news and events, visit, www.

Apalachicola City

Commission Takes Stand

In Water Dispute


Sacred Heart Finalizes Hospital Design

Sacred Heart Health System continues to make
steady progress toward construction of a 25-bed,
65,000-square-foot hospital to serve Gulf and Franklin
counties. The new hospital, located on Highway 98,
is scheduled to open in the spring of 2009.

Recent progress includes:
* Sacred Heart is nearing completion of detailed
design work and will submit final drawings for the
new Sacred Heart Hospital on Nov. 15 to the Florida
Agency for Health Care Administration. The
agency will have 60 days to review the plans.
* Sacred Heart has selected Greenhut Construction
Co. of Pensacola to serve as the construction
management company overseeing the project and
its subcontractors. Greenhut Construction has

* In November, crews will start hauling in fill dirt
to raise the site to 14.7 feet above sea level and
prepare foundations. Contractors also will begin
to extend water and sewer utilities and electric
power lines to the site.
M Actual construction of the new hospital will start
in the spring of next year.

Hospital services will include:
M 24-hour Emergency Room
0 25 private patient rooms
0 Intensive Care Unit
0 Operating Rooms
* Urgent are Clinic treating minor illnesses
and inj ries
* Medical Office Building housing

worked with Sacred Heart on major construction physi ian offices
projects for almost 20 years, including the 0 Helic pter landing pad
construction of Sacred Heart Women's and
Children's Hospital in Pensacola and Sacred Heart For mo e information, call
Hospital on the Emerald Coast, located in (850) 4,6-7000
Walton County.
0 The site for the hospital along Highway 98 near
Gulf Coast Community College has been cleared.

At its Nov. 6 regu-
lar meeting, newly elected
Apalachicola Mayor Van
Johnson led the Apalachicola
City Commission into the
swirling waters of the Atlanta
area/Apalachicola River dis-
pute over water resources.
Johnson introduced and
presided over the passage of
a resolution declaring that
"the city of Apalachicola is
opposed to any resolution
of the water distribution
issue that will be injurious
to the oyster industry in the
Apalachicola Bay." In addi-
tion, the commission autho-
rized city attorney Pat Floyd
to intervene on behalf of the
city in any lawsuit' between
the opposing parties to pro-
tect the City's local econo-
Freshwater from the
Apalachicola River mixes
with the saltwater in the
Apalachicola Bay to pro-
duce the oysters which are
widely consumed through-
out Florida and the nation.
The health of the oyster pro-
duction is dependent on the
supply of freshwater com-
ing from the Apalachicola/
Chattahoochee/Flint River
system which has its origins
in Georgia. "The economy of
Apalachicola is dependent
upon a healthy river", Mayor"
Johnson said, "we are not
talking about politics here,
we are talking about the
future of our city."
In early November the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
recommended cutting water

flow from that system 16 per-
cent to allow more water to
remain for use in the Atlanta
area. Georgia has been expe-
riencing a severe drought in
recent months. There are
also ongoing negotiations
regarding the distribution of
the system's water because
Georgia contends it needs
more water for Atlanta's
growing population. Florida
and Alabama are affected by
any reduction.
The Franklin County
Oyster and Seafood Industry
Task Force has said in recent
days that the proposal to let
Georgia take another 517
million gallons of water
every day from the three-riv-
er system sets the stage for
dire long-term damage to the
people, economy, and envi-
ronment of the Apalachicola
"This is about surviv-
al of a whole culture," said
Tommy Ward, chairman of
the task force.
The resolution adopt-
ed unanimously by the city
commissioners also called
on Florida's state and feder-
al representatives, Florida's
Governor Charlie Crist, and
the President of the United
States to settle the water
distribution issue in a man-
ner that will "mnmintain a
proper ecological balance of
freshwater and saltwater in
the Apalachicola Bay." The
city's attorney Pat Floyd was
asked to intervene on behalf
of the city in any lawsuits
relating to the issue.

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Anticipation of the holidays filled with w arm wishes, festive feasts and brightly-colored packages fills our
thoughts at this time of year. Yet for many in Bay and the surrounding counties, there is no.hope for the plea-
sures we take for granted during the holiday season. ,

You can bring a little holiday happiness to local homes with your donation to the Emjp.ty Stocking Fund. Each
year, the generous donations of good people make it possible to provide food baskets ndjtoys to thousands of:
needy families through the Empty Stocking Fund.

The Salvation Army expects to deliver at least 4,000 food and toy baskets to families in Ba~uI.f anklin.
Holmes, and Washington Counties. Won't you open your hearts to extend relief to the manIytaminIhin need
during the holidays? .
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The News Herald and Tommy Thomas Chevrolet challenge our communities to'raise 1 S fOr -tor the Empty
Stocking Fund. Joining us are The Star and The Times newspapers in Gulf and~.Franklin.Couinties. Also joining
us are The Washington County News and the Times Advertiser in Washii gtoniandi Holmes Couities.

When donations reach the goal, Tommy Thomas Chevrolet\ ill additiona1$,00 to bring the
total fund to $187,500. -.,'
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Panama City, FL 32402

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Campaign Pays Tribute to America's Conservationists

Operation Wild Fare:
A Tribute to America's
Conservationists is a nation-
al program spearheaded
by the Outdoor Journalist
Education Foundation of
America. The program sup-
ports continued education
and awareness to the impor-
tant contributions of hunters,
.anglers, farmers, and others
whose collective efforts pro-
vide the resources needed
'to managed, conserve and
perpetuate our wildlife and
natural resources.
"Wildlife-associated rec-
reation not only sustains our
spirit and connects us to each
other and the natural world,
but also provides significant
financial support for wildlife
conservation," said H. Dale
Hall, director of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the 75-year history of
the Sport Fish and Wildlife
Restoration Programs, excise
taxes paid by hunters and
anglers on firearms, ammu-
nition, archery and angling
equipment have generated
a cumulative total of more
than $10 billion for wild-
life conservation efforts by
state and territorial wildlife
agencies for fish and wildlife
Another important com-
ponent of Operation Wild
Fare is the way it helps edu-
cate the public about the
importance of wild fish and
game harvests to Americans
diets. Most people relate
farmers and ranchers solely
to agricultural commodities
like cattle, dairy products,
broilers, corn and soybeans;
however, farmers and ranch-
ers make a significant contri-
bution to wild game harvest,
too. Agricultural land pro-
vides habitat for 75 percent
of the nation's wildlife.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Farm Service
Agency reports, as of January
2007,. farmers enrolled 37
million acres of their land
in the Conservation Reserve
Program to protect the envi-
ronment.and provide habitat

for wildlife. More than half
of America's agricultural
producers intentionally pro-
vide habitat for wildlife.
The Outdoor Journalist
Education Foundation of
America is a nonprofit orga-
nization that seeks to fur-
ther education, research and
networking opportunities in
the field of outdoor jour-
nalism through the develop-
ment of programs that meet
the foundation's established
goals. One new program to
help spread the word about
eating wild involves the sale
of a great cookbook that
provides delectable ways to
prepare wild game and fish.
Wild Fare & Wise Words
recognizes those who share
a passion for the recreation-
al enjoyment and care of our
wildlife and natural resourc-
es. It includes more than 200
recipes from cooks who have
a rich heritage of preparing
wild fare. Inventive and deli-
cious preparations celebrate
the flavor and versatility of
wild game including sea-
food and shellfish, freshwa-
ter fish, venison, waterfowl,
wild turkey, upland game
birds and small game.
SEssays by award-win-
ning writer Jim Casada and
quotations from renowned
outdoor writers help to
make this a well-rounded
experience to read as well
as to cook from. "It serves
all those groups and indi-
viduals who devote their
energies and talents to the
protection and perpetua-
tion of America's great out-
doors legacy," said Casada.
"Collectively, they serve as
staunch guardians of the
experiences that bind us to
the good earth and all its
incredible bounty."
Outdoor enthusiasts are
always in the market for
good recipes to turn their
harvest into delicious dishes.
To order a copy of the cook-
book by mail, send a check
made payable to OJEFA for
$19.95 plus $4.95 shipping
and handling to OJEFA, RO.

Box 2601, Lexington, SC
29071 or call toll-free 1-866-
996-0911 to order by phone.
Get free shipping on orders
of two or more. Place orders
early for holiday gift giving.

Pearl's Striped Bass

4 to 6 pounds striped bass
6 slices cooked bacon
8 slices toast, or 2 cups bread
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1/ cup chopped almonds
'% cup olive oil
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/ cup chopped red bell pep-
1/ cup chopped green bell

Preheat the oven to 400
degrees. Lightly grease
a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Arrange the fish evenly in 1
layer in the dish. Crumble the
bacon and bread into a large
bowl. Add the pepper, herbs
and almonds and mix well.
Heat the oil in a skillet and
saute the celery, onion and
bell peppers unttl 'he onion
is translucent. Add to the
bread crumb mixture. Press
the bread mixture over the
fillets. Bake, uncovered, for
15 minutes. Reduce heat to
350 degrees and bake for 40
minutes longer, covering with
foil if needed to prevent over
browning. Makes 8 to 10 serv-
ings. NOTE: May substitute
any firm, white-flesh saltwater

Frogmore Stew

1 cup Old Bay seasoning
6 ears fresh corn or 12 frozen
corncob halves
2 pounds smoked kielbasa,
cut diagonally into 1-inch
3 pounds (35- to 40-count)
shrimp .
Adiditi:ornilQd,B, seaE .ning

Bring a large s' .k pot of water
to a boil. Add the Old Bay
seasoning and corn. Boil for 4
minutes for fresh corn or for 8
minutes for frozen corn. Add
the sausage and return to a
boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Add
the shrimp and boil for 2
minutes. Drain well. Sprinkle
generously with additional
Old Bay seasoning. Serve on
a large platter or pour onto
newspaper spread over a

tabletop. Serve with coleslaw,
cocktail sauce and liquid mar-
garine. Makes 6 servings.

Fried Quail

1 cup red wine
1 cup dli.e oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
16 dressed quail
3 cups self-rising flower
14 cup seasoned salt
Vegetable oil for deep-frying

Mix the red wine, olive oil and
garlic. Add the quail and mari-
nate, refrigerated, for 4 to 6
hours. Combine the flour and
seasoned salt. Coat the quail
in the mixture and deep-fry
in 350-degree oil for 15 to 20
minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.

Join us in celebrating David's Birthday
with complimentary drinks & hours devours
Live music w/John & Tom 7-10pm
Featured Artist Sandy Rueve, creator of She Beads.
The jewelry item of the 2007 American Music
Awards "SWAG BAGS"!
Demonstrations and much much more!
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