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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YE.
70th Year, Number 6 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections ;

November 29, 2007


INSIDE




Reflections


on


The Wall


Twenty-five years ago, the Vietnam Veterans Me-
morial Fund unveiled a long overdue tribute to the
men and women who served in our nation's most con-
troversial conflict.
Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial known
commonly as "The Wall" is the most visited memo-
rial in Washington D.C.
For those who stand before its panels of shiny black
granite, it is a place of reflection, remembrance, and
healing.


Photo illustration by Despina Williams/The Star


In this week's edition, The Star
newspaper is proud to present an
extraordinary publication honoring
the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, entitled Reflec-
tions on The Wall.
The culmination of three
months of research and interviews
by the staffs of The Star and sister-
paper, The Times, the commemo-
rative publication pays tribute to
the men and women from North-
west Florida who answered the call
to service.
Through interviews with family
members, friends and comrades,
the 12 Franklin and Gulf County
soldiers who lost their lives in Viet-
nam come to life again as devoted
sons, loyal husbands and doting
fathers.
Those interviewed fondly re-
membered happier times trips to
the beach, movies at the Port The-
atre and the first encounters that
still quicken the heart.
They also provided insight into
the emotional toll that separation
and death takes on those left be-
hind.
The 64-page publication revis-
its the controversy surrounding the
Wall's design and the triumphant
welcome the traveling wall received
earlier this year in Beacon Hill.
In a column written exclu-
sively for Reflections on The Wall,
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
founder and president Jan C.


Scruggs said The Wall has influ-
enced how Americans have come to
mourn those who've died in our na-
tion's conflicts.
"The Memorial has taught us it
is possible to separate the warrior
from the war, to respect the indi-
vidual even if we do not support the
conflict. These were costly lessons,
but I am glad that our country has
learned them."
They are lessons worth re-ex-
amining on this, the 25th anniver-
sary of The Wall.

Additional copies of Reflec-
tions on The Wall will be available
for purchase at The Times and
The Star offices.


New Chief Defines Priorities


Andrew Wardlow/Florida Freedom Newspapers
Port St. Joe's Darrell Smith tries to get away from Lafayette's Jeff Miara
in the first half on Friday.


Lafayette Ends Sharks' Season


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The third time had no charm
for Port St. Joe on Friday night.
Chad Hempstead tossed two
first-quarter touchdown passes and
Mayo Lafayette throttled the Shark
offense in the second half to make


the early strikes hold up and the
Hornets (11-1) captured the region
1-1A title with a 16-7 win.
Lafayette, which had lot each
of the past two years in the regional
playoffs, once in the semifinals and
last year in the region final, to
(See SHARKS on Page 10A)


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Now in his second week of
office, Port St. Joe Police Chief
David Barnes has taken his first
steps in creating a more efficient,
community-oriented .police force.
The former Springfield police
chief of 11 years, Barnes succeeds
James Hersey, who retired in July.
In his first order of business as
chief, Barnes has lobbied for better
,working conditions for police
officers and outlined several goals
for the department.
Using a schedule he devised
during his 20-year law enforcement
career, Barnes hopes to offer his
police officers more time off.
The new schedule, which must
first be approved by City Manager
Lee Vincent, gives police officers 14
days off in a 28-day period, with
six consecutive days off every other
month.
Barnes said the new schedule
gives officers more time with their
families and helps their bodies
adjust after working long shifts.


"We will see a return on that
in less sick days and less vacation
time," he noted.

Coordinating Efforts
While he attempts to boost
the police department's efficiency,


Barnes also seeks greater
coordination with the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office.
Barnes recently met with Sheriff
Joe Nugent, and said both agreed

(See POLICE CHIEF on Page 8A)


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Port St. Joe Police Chief David Barnes sits in his new office at the city
police station. Nov. 19 was Barnes' first day as police chief.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The Star occasionally
receives requests from
readers interested in
perusing old articles from
the newspaper's archives.
For the last few years,
The Star staff has given these
readers the same reply: "Our
archives are at the University
of Florida."
In a county which
celebrates its unique history,
this response often raises
eyebrows.
Why, one might ask,
would the newspaper
willingly hand over 70 years'
worth of community news
and frustrate readers intent
on gaining insight into the
area's past?
It is a valid question.
Here's the answer:
to make The Star more
accessible to readers in
an increasingly web-based
world.


The University of
Florida, through grants from
several partnering entities,
has embarked on a project
to preserve current and
obsolete Florida newspapers
in a searchable, online
format called the Florida


As of Monday, 762 issues
of The Star were available
for viewing.
Offerings include the
Oct. 29 Dec. 31, 1937
editions; complete listings
for the years 1938-1941;
Sept. 8, 1955 March 4,


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"The Tattler," a regular column in 1941, printed gossip from
Port St. Joe High School.
Digital Newspaper Library. 1965; and Dec. 30, 2004 -
To access the library, Dec. 29, 2005.
visit the website: http://www. A number of intriguing
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This Week, 66 Years Ago
The available online
editions of The Star will
delight genealogy buffs and
those interested in area
history.
A brief survey of the
Nov. 28, 1941 edition yields
several quotable bits of
trivia.
A front page article
entitled "Fire Siren to Be
Sounded Daily" announces
the introduction of a lost
small town tradition:
"Starting next Monday,
December 1, don't go out
looking for a fire or phone
your overworked telephone
operator asking her where
the blaze is when you hear
one long blast of the fire
siren at midday because
There won't be any fire, the
sound of the siren merely
indicating that it's time to
knock off work, go to lunch,
or whatever it is you do at
noontime.
'The action was deemed
advisable by city authorities
in order to keep the fire
siren atop the bank building
in good working order. The
noisemaker will be allowed
to reach its loudest pitch and
then be shut off.
"So, starting next
Monday, you can check your
watch at noon by the siren,
for the switchboard operator
will secure the correct
time to the second from
the dispatcher at the A. N.
railroad office."
The "St. Joe High
Dictionary" provides several
non-politically correct


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Bore One who insists
upon talking about himself
when you want to talk about
yourself.
Woman generally
speaking, is generally
speaking.
And "The Tattler," an
early Port St. Joe High
School gossip column,
dropped a few arcane hints
about student happenings:
"Fay sure seems to be
happy lately. Could 'Chris'


have anything to do with it?"
"Better watch Jimmy,
Mary. He has sure been
looking at B. J. S."
"Who is receiving
pictures from California?"
We may never know the
answers to those 66-year-old
riddles, but they're still fun
to read.
The University of
Florida intends to upload all
of The Star's archives in the
future, and posts new pages
frequently.
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another update as the
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County Commission Challenges St. Joe Assessment


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It may have lasted just
90-minutes, but Tuesday
night's County Commission
meeting was loaded with hot
topics and hot tempers.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor declared open sea-
son on property assessments
and taxes levied by Gulf
County property assessor
Kesley Colbert on The St.
Joe Company's property in
the county.
Distributing several
pages of tax roll information
on St. Joe properties in the
county, Traylor called it "a
travesty" that the company
had land valued inside the
city limits of Port St. Joe at
what amounted to $5,000
an acre.
"I'm upset, I'm mad. I
brought this to the atten-
tion of the property assessor
two years ago. We've lost two
years on this and no one can
explain why," Traylor said to
the audience.
"Five thousand dollars
an acre for beachfront prop-
erty until tonight, I didn't
know there was anything
in this county at $5,000 an
acre," he continued.
Traylor indicated that of
2,000 acres of St. Joe land,
including the WindMark
development, 57 acres at the
old mill site and the pro-
posed new town square in
Port St. Joe, and an addi-
tional 479 acres of property,
that it was all assessed at
$5,000 an acre.
He then contrasted that
to the Viento Beach develop-
ment adjoining WindMark at
the old Butler's Restaurant
location, which is listed on
tax rolls as 3.47 acres with a
listed land value of $962,423,
or $275,000 an acre,
"So my direction to the
board is to ask why the prop-
erty appraiser has it listed
like this," Traylor said.
"I'm not after anybody,


not even St. Joe. I'm just
stating facts. They own 75.
percent of the county and
they pay $182,000 in taxes.
"Mr. Colbert's got to step
up to the plate and tell us
what's going on. Somebody
give me some answers,
because I will not let this
rest."
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore then said he
had also been doing some
research and wanted permis-
sion. from the board to "dig
deeper."
Commission chair Bill
Williams said he had talked,
previously to Colbert about
the provision in state law
that changes land designa-
tion from agricultural land
use to commercial use.
"That change is triggered
with a certificate of occupan-
cy, but the DRI should have
triggered'that," Williams said.
"Certainly more research and
a meeting is appropriate."
Traylor than added if
the land use categories were
"not changed appropriately,
we need to take legal action.
There's no excuse for this,
there has to be an explana-
tion by Jan. 1, or it can't go
on next year's tax rolls," he
continued.
The commissioners
passed a motion (5-0) to
allow county attorney Tim
McFarland to investigate the
issue and bring answers back
by the next regular commis-
sion meeting, and to allow
McLemore to continue his
avenue of investigation.
Then Commissioner
Nathan Peters announced that
since the County Commission
had not seen any progress by
the Gulf County Economic
Development Council (EDC)
in the last two years and that
the EDC had not received
some grants that it should
have, the board should take
the EDC's allotted funding
and return it to the county
reserve fund.
Peters said he thought


it was about $40,000, but
Becky Norris, Gulf County
Clerk of Court, told him it
was approximately $25,000
and the funds had already
been released to the EDC.
Peters replied, "You've
got to be kidding me."
An obviously distraught
Alan McNair, director of the
EDC, addressed the board,
telling Peters he "obviously
did not read the reports" that
McNair said he sent to all the
commissioners regularly.
McNair told the board
that the EDC had helped
create over 300 jobs each of
those two years and worked
energetically to advise new
employers in the county on
new sales and tax incentives.
McNair mentioned
Taunton Truss and George
Duren, owner of the Port St.
Joe Piggly Wiggly, as two busi-
nesses that had "received tax
incentives for years.
"I don't like talking about
other peoples' business in
public, so I'm not up here
every meeting talking about
it," McNair continued.
After a few more words
between McNair and the
board, McNair said, "I've
worked mostly as a volun-
teer, so let's do this I'll quit
and you can take your money
back," then he turned and
walked out of the meeting.
Without acknowledging
McNair or missing a beat,
Peters said he wanted to put
the EDC money with the
county's interlocal agency,
which operates under the
direction of Loretta Costin,
the county's grant writer, and
that he wanted her to "talk
to people" he knew "who
were really good at getting
money."
Both Traylor and
McLemore said this was a
surprise to them and they
would not vote on it at the
meeting.
Williams asked Costin to
explain about the group to
which Peters referred, which


she described as an assem-
blage of civic organizations
in town established about 18
months ago to "create com-
munication and help with
strategic plans," and that one
of the main issues of the
group the past year has been
how to diversify the county's
economy.
The group included
such organizations as the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, EDC, Tourist
Development Council, the
Gulf Coast Workforce Board,
Gulf County School Board
and others, Costin said.
Williams than asked
McNair, who had returned
to the meeting, standing in
the doorway, if McNair was
indeed resigning.
McNair said he thought it
was best, but said he would
remain in the position for 30
days to insure a transition.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
A meeting was set for
Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. E.T. to dis-
cuss a host of issues, includ-
ing the EDC and land assess-
ments.
The board instruct-
ed county administrator
Don Butler to send letters
to Colbert and the St. Joe
Company, asking them to be
present at the meeting and
prepared to answer ques-
tions.
McFarland announced
that the county had reached
a purchase agreement with
the single property owner on
Cape San- Bas whose peti-
tion to the state was hold-
ing up the start of the Cape
San Bias beach restoration
project.
McFarland said that the
agreed-upon purchase price
was $550,000 plus closing
costs, which would bring
the total to approximately
$600,000.
He said two separate
appraisals set the value of
the lot at approximately
$400,000. Since the apprais-


als did not support the pur-
chase price, McFarland told
the board that the motion
to purchase must pass by at
least a 4-1 vote of the board.
Although commissioners
announced they did not like
the deal, they thought it was
necessary to keep the beach
restoration project alive.
The motion passed 4-1,
Peters dissenting.
Butler asked the board
to approve and record in the
county offices the new ero-
sion control line for Cape San
Bias, recently set this past
summer and now approved
by the state legislature.
The board passed the
motion to do so unanimous-
ly.
Citizens from the north
end of the county asked the
board to appoint a commit-
tee to begin the process of
restoring the dam in Dead
Lakes to help alleviate water
shortage problems in the
area.
Both the board and the
citizens acknowledged that
the request was precipitated
by the severe drought and the
water problems caused by
the just-instituted reduction
in flow of the Apalachicola
.River.
'Three property owners
from the Wewahitchka area,
representing, they said, a
large number of the area's
residents, specifically told
the commissioners that they
only wanted the dam rebuilt
if it was "constructed prop-
erly this time."
They said they wanted the
dam to help supply drinking
water and keep fishing viable
for the Dead Lakes.
They also asked that a
similar committee be formed
in Calhoun County, since it
also encompasses part of
the Dead Lakes, and that
both committees be permit-
ted to work jointly with the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
Williams, Traylor and


McLemore all cautioned the
men that it would be a "long,
hard process," but agreed
that it was a good idea and
was needed, if the dam was
properly constructed.
The motion to appoint
five men to the committee
and ask both Calhoun and
Franklin Counties to appoint
the same type of commit-
tees to work with them was
approved 5-0.
The ordinance to pro-
hibit boats from mooring
at White City longer than
four consecutive days was
read for the second time and
passed unanimously.
Williams asked Tim
Stein, of Wetappo Creek, if
he would re-consider his res-
ignation from the recently
appointed sludge oversight
committee, a citizens' advi-
sory committee tasked with
examining Wetappo Farms,
the sludge that is routine-
ly dumped,at the site, and
possible contamination of
Wetappo Creek from sludge
deposits.
Stein's wife also resigned
as the minutes-taker of the
committee.
Elinor Cunningham,
chair of the committee,
agreed to remain on the com-
mittee through January and
then decide if she would also
resign.
Peters called one of his
sons and daughter-in-law to
the front and officially intro-
duced them, thanking them
for their service in the U.S.
military.
Husband and wife Maj.
Mary Peters and Spc. Joseph
Peters are both in the U.S.
Army, both stationed in
Hawaii, at, Fort Shafter and
Scofield Barracks, respec-
tively.
Maj.' Peters spent all of
2005 serving in Iraq. The
board and audience gave
them a round of applause
after the introduction.


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Economic Summit


The chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners and some business owners
and residents in the community are intent on
convening an "economic summit" next month.
While the word summit conjures images of
lots of shaking hands and doing nothing, this
event could provide, at the very least, some
information and, at the most, some momen-
tum for economic development.
There have already been several meetings
of like-minded folks to try to hash out the
details and there is little doubt that trying to
keep the meeting, which will likely be held
in the County Commission's meeting room,
focused will be a challenge.
But it does seem some ground rules are
obvious.
For starters, this is a county event, not just
a Port St. Joe or White City or Howard Creek
or Overstreet event, because the economics of
the entire county are intricately weaved into
the current dynamics.
The county, not just one community, is
facing tough economic issues, some of which
will be impossible to solve on this level fix-
ing the property tax and insurance system or
transportation constraints, for example are
likely not on the table but impact all county
residents.
There are just as many fine minds and
engaged people north of the White City Bridge
as there are south.
Secondly, commissioners, all elected offi-
,cials, have to put their personal feelings aside.
What has been for several, well, years
(decades?) a spot where the discussion leaves,
the rails is when elected officials, specifically
commissioners, forget that none of this is per-
sonal.
All in all, the elected officials in this county
are personable and likable human beings,
maybe with a few of the quirks we all possess,
-but certainly not the devil incarnate, either.
But when their constituents talk about
their property taxes, when the topic of how
taxing levels, per capital among the top five
in the state, constrain economic 'development
they are not debating personalities but money
in their pocket, or more appropriately out of
their pocket.
One of the lessons that should be taught
to every official upon election to office is that
criticism is going to come, but it's about per-
formance and representation and intrusion in
daily lives, not whether they are going to be
invited over for supper.
And while no summit on the economics of
the county and solutions for the future should
be a bash session, neither should anybody
stick their head in the sand and not approach
issues head on.


One huge one is the tax bills residents pay
and that involves elected officials, county and
municipal. And it is not personal, it's about job
performance.
Thirdly, The St. Joe Company has to be
engaged.
Since it announced a company restructur-
ing a couple of months ago, activity on several
fronts has slowed.
But the company is the county's largest
landowner and the company most in a posi-
tion to facilitate partnerships that can make an
impact on the labor and business sectors, such
as development of a port.
It is discouraging to local business owners
to drive through the WindMark Beach devel-
opment and see primarily vehicles with out-
of-state license plates and contractors from
far-flung locales.
What it comes down to is something this
newspaper deals with every day. Maybe the
owners are no longer located on Reid Avenue,
but this is still held to the yardstick of the
hometown newspaper.
St. Joe has to satisfy stockholders in New
York and headquarters in Jacksonville, but
when boiled to basics, this is still the home-
town company as reflected in the name and
history.
As it goes the community goes, to a large
extent. Any discussion about the economic
future of the county must include representa-
tives of the company who are in a position to
speak for the company.
Fourthly, the school district has to be part
of the summit.
Maybe the reason there are so many out-
of-state license plates at WindMark says some-
thing about the workforce here, the training,
abilities and willingness to work.
The schools provide the tools to address
such issues, to promote more vocational train-
ing, more advanced programs in fields that
will serve the county's economy, such as health
care, construction trades, etc.
Finally, the public has to enter such a sum-
mit with an eye toward gathering information,
toward understanding the challenges of small
business owners, folks on fixed incomes,
working class individuals, as well as the issues
facing government and how matters beyond
the county's borders impact the community's
economics.
The essence of this effort to convene a
summit is to understand where we are at and
why in order to formulate solutions to move
ahead in the present and future.
It is a tall order, an ambitious but laud-
able goal, and one worthy of full participation,
especially by the very parties who can most
affect change.


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KEYBOARD KLRIbERIfG

Just Getting Warmed Up
The football season Is over now such as John Palmer and Todd
that Port St. Joe has been eliminat- Lanter who understand the land-
ed from the playoffs, but scholastic scape and provide what assistance
sports in this county are just getting they can.
started. Which brings me to the point -
Soccer season is already under- I, we, need an assist from all those
way for both boys and girls at Port other coaches out there.
St. Joe High School and the hoops Scan over the basketball and
season tipped off a couple of weeks soccer schedules, for example, and
ago in both Port it is pretty clear I am not going to
St. Joe and get to every game unless cloning
Wewahitchka. humans suddenly becomes viable.
T h e The last I heard, that wasn't
Women Athletes happening tomorrow.
Supporting So I need some help, the.kind
Women Athletes that will require just a few minutes
will hold a coun- of a coach's time, or even that of an
ty-wide seminar involved parent willing to take on
on Dec. 1 at the the task.
Gulf/Franklin I started in this business in
Center. prep sports and understand that
And beyond the critical lifelines to any paper are
Tim Croft the coming win- the coaches and boosters involved.
Star News ter season there I am also a firm believer in
Editor is baseball, soft- getting as many kids' names in the
ball and track paper as possible because in my
and field on the mind, and to the extent athletics in
horizon, schools has been researched, sports
Put it another way, football is one of the last areas of true disci-
serves as something of the Daytona pline in high school.
500 for the high school sports year. The lessons learned on the
Football might be king, the big- gridiron, hardwoods and diamonds
gest season of tle school year, but about teamwork, sacrifice, disci-
the rest of the calendar is chock pline, etc. are often instilled for a
full of interesting, entertaining and lifetime.
thrilling sports. I would venture that any dis-
The county is home to a defend- cipline I bring to the workplace I
ing state champion in softball and learned yes, from my parents -
two teams that reached the play- on the wrestling mat or basketball
offs. court or baseball diamond.
The county is home to a bas- So all the young men and women
ketball team that reached the state engaged in athletics should be some-
final. thing the community embraces and
The Port St. Joe High girls track celebrates. *
team came close last year to a title As a community newspaper,
and has a genuine, opportunity to we'd like to.lead that cheerleading.
challenge for a state title this year. To do that, though, the rest of
That is just skimming the sur- the school year we need the help
face. of coaches, athletic directors and
The catch for us, specifically principals.
me, in all this is that I am a one- We need the results of the pre-
man sports department, vious week's games on Monday or
Pretty much up to me to capture Tuesday morning at the latest.
images and game action for each They can be e-mailed kudos to
week's paper and fill two or three Kerri Barlow with the Wewahitchka
pages with all the sports action tak- volleyball team to me at timc@
ing place around the county, starfl.com or coaches can call 227-
The rub is that once football 7827, my direct line.
season is over, the week and the I just, need the overview, perti-
workload becomes exponentially nent stats, record, players of note,
hefty. just the basics to provide ,readers
Football is pretty simple. It is with what is happening in the high
'played only on Friday nights in this school world of sports.
county and generally one of the two In turn, I will get to as many
high school teams is at home, the games as possible to snap pictures
other on the road and it works out and gather information for game
pretty well in getting game coverage stories.
in each week. In one person's humble opin-
Of course it helps to have folks ion, with a little community effort,
like Micah Peak to shoot pictures at that can be a winning combination
Wewahitchka events, Palmer Philyaw for our local athletes.
to do the same in Port St. Joe.
And it helps to have coaches


I'm not sure I understand all I
know about this one!
Last Friday, the one after
Thanksgiving, a big department
store over in Panama City opened
up for "shoppers" at 4 am. That's
four o'clock in the morning! That
would put it a couple of hours
before the rooster crows. Just a
grunt past midnight; and way before
daylight!
Now, I've heard of getting up
early and going to work. And I've
seen those pick-ups come by the
house pretty early pulling fishing
boats. I've had stomach perils that
kept me up at odd hours. My wife
once made me get up in the middle
of the night to see some prince get
married. And, listen, if we thought
Mr. Coon was stirring early we'd
fetch ole Duke out from under the
house and go after him...
But it ain't never crossed my
mind to get up before the chickens
to go downtown to look for a new
pair of jeans! Or a flat screen t. v.
Or a genuine elephant hide billfold-
--gumballs---an eight-inch socket
set---Red Ryder gloves---shotgun
shells...or a partridge in a pear
tree!
What in the world can you buy
in the store at four in the morn-


ing that you couldn't also
purchase at 9:30? Are
they selling things now
that expire when the sun
hits them? Are there spe-
cial gifts that you have to
"sneak" up on to buy?,Are
some "heads up" shop-
pers trying to pick up a
toy made in China before
it's recalled? Is Bruce
Willis filming "Die Hard
17" over at the mall and
they're looking.for extras?
I, don't know about you, but
there are a lot of people out there
that I don't want to see at four in
the morning! Ye gads, they are bad
enough after they've combed their
hair and had a cup of coffee I can
hear the clerks now, "Would you
mind putting this sack over your
head and chewing on these breath
mints while you pay for tht 'four
piece luggage set!" /
Can you imagine the embar-
rassment if you showed upjust a
little past four and ran into some-
one you knew /
AND IT IS NOT LIKE
CHRISTMAS COMES THE
FOLLOWING MONDAY!
What is the hurry? Are we
afraid the store might ru out of
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HUNKER DOWN

WITH KES

Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer


digital watches? Or they might sell
out of those horrendously ugly
socks covered with snowflakes and
tiny reindeer? Or there might be a
shortage of Liz Claiborne eye liner?
Course, come to think of it, most of
the people I've seen out at four In
the morning Liz Claiborne couldn't
even help...
There has got to be something
to this that I don't understand. I
know they advertise that "all mer-
chandise is on sale". And the first
50 people get a coupon good for
ten bucks off any purchase before
daylight! And there is a good chance
you can find an all-right parking
place. But, hey, it's Christmas shop-
ping time. EVERTHING is "on sale"I
You can pick up coupons by the
hundreds. Great buys abound on
every aisle. Most stores are stay-


Every
ing open til 10:00 pm. Lo
twelve Or fourteen hours
be enough for any shopper
can't get it done in that 1
time---you ain't really trying
And I am well aware
early bird story. But there
self respecting worm that
to stick his head up for a'
before the dew has time to
It must be some kind o
to see how much pain they
a shopper through. It's lik
those survivor shows. The
through the door gets 10 pc
gains immunity. Or is all
vote six shoppers out of tl
Or gets a hallowed spot
Guinness World Book- of Re
Or it could be just a cle
by the store to get your mo
Back home we on
two department stores; '
Franklin Five and Dir
Woodrow Kennon's Dr
Mercantile and Grocery
I'm not counting John M
Drugstore here although
give his customers a wide
It wouldn't have done th
good to open up way awful
the Friday after Thanksgi
two fairly significant reason
most folks back in those d.


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publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage
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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Aisle!
)oks like either working on that day or still
ought to giving thanks. And secondly, didn't
... If you nobody go to town to buy anything
ength of except on Saturday. I think that was
g! a rule back in the fifties. Maybe we
e of the only had enough money to shop one
re is no afternoon a week. I'm not sure. We
is going didn't usually buy much when we
plucking got to town. And there was no way
settle. we could leave before a little after
f contest daylight. We had to milk and feed
'can put up before we left.
e one of Most of our Christmas shop-
first-one ping was done out of the Sears and
points. Or Roebuck Catalogue. We have been
owed to called "backwards" and "hay seeds"
he store. for it. Hollywood has made mil-
: in the lions off of movies, depicting us as
records. dbofusses and dimwits. But we had
ver trick weeks to look over that catalogue.
ney... You could do it in the comfort of
ily had your own living room. And you
rhe Ben wouldn't scare nobody if you want-
ne and ed to do it at four in the morning.
rygoods, Parking wasn't a problem. Crowds
Store. weren't a problem. You didn't have
otheral's to pay for gas to get downtown.
he did You didn't "run into" anyone who
variety, looked like they'd just escaped from
iem any "Nightmare on Elm Street". You
early on needn't worry that some neighbor
ving for would beat you to the last pair of
is. First, reindeer socks. No fights broke out
ays were on aisle 5. And, when the purchase
arrived, Mr. Bill Thompson would
pick it up at the post office and
bring it right out to the house for
you.
Now they are opening stores
at 4 am...so shoppers can get the
"jump" on buying fleece sweaters,
Moon Sand, genuine terry cloth tow-
els and bagless vacuum cleaners.
Makes me kind'a rethink that whole
"doofuss and dimwit" thing....

Respectfully,

Kes


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Time to Increase Global Emphasis on Preventing Pediatric AIDS


By Pamela W. Barnes

In the quarter century
since the first AIDS cases
were diagnosed, medical
science has made remarkable
.progress. But we've learned a
hard lesson breakthroughs
in laboratories are only half
the battle. If treatments
never reach patients, lives
are lost prematurely and
needlessly. So, as we mark
the 20th annual World AIDS
Day on December 1, we need
to commit to delivering the
best available treatments
and prevention services to
more and eventually to all -
patients who need them.


One medical
breakthrough with huge life-
saving implications is the
development of medicines
and services that greatly
reduce the risk of mother-
to-child transmission of
HIV In the absence of any
intervention, HIV-positive
mothers have a greater
than one-in-three chance of
passing the virus on to their
babies during pregnancy,
delivery or through
breastfeeding. But science
has reduced those odds to
1 in 50 in the United States,
Europe and other nations
with advanced medical care.
As a result, we've dramatically


reduced mother-to-child
transmission of HIV here.
In the developing world,
however, it's a very different
story. Ninety percent of HIV-
positive mothers and their
newborns never get these life-
saving medicines, because
the medical infrastructure
isn't able to deliver them.
Women don't know these
medicines and services are
available, and clinics are
few, distant and frequently
without the medicines
their patients need. Some
medical professionals lack
the training to deliver this
care.
The Elizabeth Glaser


Pediatric AIDS Foundation
is working to change that.
With the support of the
President's Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
and many private donors, we
are working with ministries
of health in the countries
hardest hit by the pandemic,
to prevent transmission of
HIV from mother to child and
to treat children and families
affected by HIV/AIDS. The
clinics we support around
the world have reached
more than three million
women with HIV testing, and
have provided those women
who are found to be positive
with medications to block


HIV transmission to their
newborns as well as ongoing
care and treatment.
But much more needs
to be done. More than
400,000 children will be
infected with HIV this year,
mostly from mother-toLchild
transmission of the virus.
Without treatment, half of
these children will die before
their second birthday; three
in four will die before they
turn five. Those who survive
will face a host of debilitating
illnesses requiring life-long
medical care.
That's why-we are asking
policy makers to ramp up
efforts to prevent mother-to-


child transmission of HIV
Medical science has taught us
how to keep most newborns
free of HIV Now we need
to build the infrastructure
necessary to deliver life-
.saving care to everyone who
needs it. When we do that,
we will stop mother-to-child
transmission worldwide,
save millions of children, and
transform the very nature of
the battle against AIDS.

Pamela W. Barnes is
President and CEO of the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
AIDS Foundation, www.
pedaids.org.


Boyd Decries Reduced Flows in Apalachicola River, Bay


WASHINGTON, D.C.-
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) today
decried the assessment by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers'
proposal to reduce the
minimum water flow in the
Apalachicola River to an
eventual 4,150 cubic feet per
second (cfs) from 5,000 cfs-a
16 percent reduction-over a
six month period or longer.
This massive reduction
of flows to 4,150 cfs is
equivalent to 517 million
gallons of water every day.
Today, the Corps of
Engineers began reducing
the water flows. in the
Apalachicola River to 4,750
cfs, and they plan to continue
reducing these flows to an
eventual 4,150 cfs if drought
.conditions persist.
"Reducing water flows
by millions of gallons every
single day will be tantamount
to a death sentence to the
Apalachicola River and
Apalachicola Bay if these
flow levels are maintained,"
Congressman Boyd said. "In
lorida, thousands of jobs


are at stake as well as the
health of our environment
and the communities that
depend on the Apalachicola
River and Bay for their
livelihood. The USFWS even
agreed that this system is
already seriously distressed,
and the Corps' proposal only
serves as a Band-Aid for a
problem that is not going
away. I plan to continue
fighting this violation of our
resources, and I hope that a
much more reasonable and
long term water management
solution will be developed so
that we do not find ourselves
in this difficult and damaging
situation year after year."
Over the past 35 years,
the state of Florida has
been ahead of the game
when it comes to water
supply planning through the
development of a long term,
statewide water management
strategy. In stark contrast,
the state of Georgia has
failed to plan for their water
supply needs amidst major
development in the state.
In fact, there currently is
no moratorium on new
development and associated


new water requirements in
the Atlanta Regional Area
despite the fact that drought
conditions are expected to
continue.
"Our state should not
haye to pay the price for
Georgia's lack of long term
water planning," Boyd stated.
"The water supply problems
in Georgia did not happen
overnight, and they certainly
are not exclusive to Georgia.
I strongly urge the state of
Georgia to recognize their
need to look further down
the road and develop a plan
for their continued growth
and water needs."
Since Georgia Governor
Sonny Perdue asked the
Army Corps of Engineers
last month to reduce the
minimum flow of water
to the Apalachicola River,
Congressman Boyd has
been working with the state
of Florida and with his
colleagues in the Florida
Congressional Delegation to
block the alteration of the
reservoir releases. Earlier
this month, Congressman
Boyd and members of the
Florida Delegation sent


I )ISYII)


A Farmers' Market will
be coming to town! Jodi
Perez and Amber Davis
started the ball rolling. They
promoted a great idea, spoke
to motivated people, and
now this great idea has a
dedicated committee and a
viable plan to back it up. Jim
Garth and Tracy Melvin of
the Waterfronts Partnership
provided forward motion
through additional research;
visiting nearby, successful
markets; meeting with state
officials, such as Jennifer
Taylor of the Small Farm
Program; and by engaging
the interest and participation
of regional farmers. The City
Commission has approved
holding the market on public
land. Just add Sandra
Chafin, Kim Harrison and
Tom Graney to the mix, and
you have the first ever Port
St. Joe SaltAir Market.
We will be privileged to
a sneak-peak of the market
on Saturday, December 8,
starting.at noon and during
Christmas on the Coast...just
behind Santa's workshop.
Several regional farmers
will offer their goods for sale
as well as Pat McFarland's
seafood, fresh wreaths and
greenery, Clay Keel's fresh
flowers, and a few hand-
selected artisans.
The first time Jodi
mentioned this concept
to me, one of her primary
goals was to help generate
some Saturday traffic for
the downtown business.
She was right on the mark;


this market, will provide a
significant increase in the
Saturday customer base.
The regular market location
will be the Dr. Joe Memorial
Parking Lot, with built-in
shade, parking and room to
grow. This location, situated
within the business district,
will encourage customers
to stick around and browse
through the shops...shops
that will likely be holding
exciting Saturday-only
specials, sidewalk sales and
creative marketing.
Open-air markets
such as this will bring
wide-ranging beiiefits to
the city. Not only will our
residents and visitors have
the opportunity to purchase
produce "right off the truck,"
we will also gain from the
social and economic results
of the market. Project for
Public Spaces states, "We
know that public markets can
become the heart and soul of
a community, it's common
ground, a place where people
easily interact, alive with
social and economic activity."
As an economic driver, a
2002 survey of over 800
customers from a variety of
indoor and open-air markets
discovered that "60% of the
market shoppers also visited
nearby stores on the same
day; of those, 60% said that
they visited those additional
stores only on days that they
visit the market." This study
further outlines several
potential economic benefits
of farmers' markets: profits


to business owners in the
market, job creation, sales
and real estate tax revenues
as well as the indirect benefit
of stimulating development
downtown.
Naturally, as the scale of
the market increases, so do
the economic benefits in job
creation and employment.
The Pike Place Market in
Seattle generated nearly $87
million in gross revenue in
2002 ($4 million in taxes
directly to the city, county
and state). Jobs in that
market ranged seasonally
from 1500 in winter to about
2400 in peak season. Of
course, we will start as a very
small market, and benefits
are benefits, no matter the
scale.
The SaltAir Market
Committee will be promoting
additional community
involvement. Potentially,
schools, civic groups and
even inmates can create and
manage gardens to provide
produce for the market, thus
adding an educational and/
or rehabilitation element
to the process. The health'
benefits of fresh produce will
also be highlighted, as well
as cooking demonstrations
t retain the maximum
b nefits.
SAs a community, we owe
Sdebt of gratitude to all who
are working diligently to
make this idea a reality. Let's
show our support, starting
on December 8th. And bon
appetite!


a letter to the House and
Senate Leadership opposing
the reckless legislation
introduced by the Georgia


Delegation that would allow
any Governor or Secretary
of the Army to suspend the
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Christmas Across the County


Christmas celebrations
around Gulf County are set,
with lights and presents being
prepared for community
gatherings beginning this
weekend.
The GulfCountyChamber
of Commerce will present the
seventh annual Christmas on
the Coast beginning Dec. 1
with the Reindeer Run, a 5K
run and fitness walk through
the streets of Port St. Joe.
Registration for the
race begins at 7:30 a.m.
that morning, with a $20
registration fee on race Lay,
or a $15 early registration
fee.
The first 100 runners/
walkers registered by race
day will receive tee-shirts.
The race begins promptly at
9 a.m. E.T.
The first overall male
and female runners will win
$50 each, with other runners
winning awards for first,
second and third place in
five-year age groups.
Later that night at 30
minutes past dark, the city
of Port St. Joe will celebrate
with fireworks and a lighted
boat parade.
The annual tree lighting
ceremony will be held in Port
St. Joe on Saturday, Dec.
8 beginning at 6 p.m. E.T.
in Frank Pate Park, with a
Christmas carol sing-along.
The lighted Christmas
parade, at approximately


night of the city's festivities.
If people wish to donate


money instead of actual bikes,
tax deductible contributions
can be sent to North Florida
Child Development, Inc.,
payable to Bikes for Boys


and Girls of Gulf County,
attention Fiscal Department,
PO Box 38, Wewahitchka, FL
32456.


Sports Seminar Set


6:45 p.m. along Reid Avenue,
will follow the tree lighting
ceremony that night.
Cash prizes will be
awarded for floats in the
parade.
Wewahitchka picks up
the festivities the following
weekend.
On Dec. 15, the
Wewahitchka Women's Club
will hold its second annual
celebration with a full day of
family-oriented activities.
The theme for this year
is 'A Celebration of Family
and Community."
Festivities begin at 10
a.m. C.T. on Dec. 15 at Lake
Alice with food, vendors, arts
and crafts and a 5K run.
'The popular Jingle Bell
5K run begins at Petals N
Things, loops around Lake
Alice and ends back at Petals
N Things.
The race winner gets
to throw the switch to light
the park for the evening
festivities.
The city's night time
parade will' begin "around
dark thirty" (about thirty
minutes after dark), and
parade participants can
also compete in several
categories: best golf cart, best
musical, most creative and
best lighted.
The Wewahitchka
Women's Club and local
sponsors will provide free
children's activities, hot


chocolate, toys, prizes and
games in Santa's Village.
All donations made on
behalf of the event will be tax
deductible, and can be made
payable to the Wewahitchka
Women's Club.
All vendors wishing to
participate should call Pattie
Fisher at Petals. N Things at
850-639-5588.
Set-up for vendors will be
similar to the Tupelo Festival
held in May.
A highlighted event of
this. year's celebration in
Wewahitchka is the "Bikes
for Boys and Girls for Gulf
County," sponsored by
Gulf Correctional Institute,
Wewahitchka Women's Club,
and North Florida Child
Development, Inc.
If anyone has bikes or
trikes or parts of bikes and
trikes to donate, take them to
the Wewahitchka, Dalkeith,
Howard Creek, White City or
Port St. Joe fire departments,
and work crews from GCI will
pick them up and refurbish
them.
"We have re-used pieces of
bikes you can't even imagine,"
said Sharon Gaskin, one of
the contact people for the
festivities. "We still haven't
met our goal so we really
need the entire community's
support."
The goal of the event is
for Santa to deliver 100 bikes
to 100 needy children the


Police Chief


on the need to coordinate
training efforts and encourage
solidarity between the two
departments.
"The only thing that
separates us is the color of
the uniform because we work
for the same people," said
Barnes.
Barnes said he will rely
on Nugent's many years of
law enforcement experience
to help him through his
transition as police chief.
He also plans to partner


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with other law enforcement
agencies throughout the 14"'
Judicial Circuit.
Citing an "excellent"
working relationship
with Bay County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen, Barnes
said coordination and
information-sharing among
neighboring counties will be
key to maintaining law and
order in Port St. Joe.
"The city can be confident
that there's nothing we can
face that we will not be able


to handle," said Barnes.
That includes tragedies
like the school shootings
at Columbine and Virginia
Tech.
Barnes has begun
coordinating with Lynn
Haven Police Department
investigator Larry Plotkin
and Tyndall Air Force Base
to provide "active shooter"
training for a group of city
police officers who will join
the county's special response
team in the event of a school


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday December 5, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers
The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Accept the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Tentative Five-Year Work Program
2. Authorize Filing of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5311 Grant Application and Execution of Grant
Contract with FDOT
3. Authorize Filing of FTA Certifications and Assurances, Title VI Compliance and DBE Program and Goal for
FY2008
4. Consideration of FDOT Signage Changes
5. Appointment of a TPO Member and Alternate to Serve on the MPOAC for Calendar Year 2008
6. Approval for Designating Signature Authority to the Executive Director of the West Florida Regional Planning
Council (WFRPC), Staff to the TPO
7. Public Forum.- This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding transportation issues.

The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 in the Panama City
City Hall:
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.

Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.wfrpc.org/bctpo. Direct questions or comments to Ms. Sharon
Burnett at 850-392-1104, or sharon.burnett@wfrpc.org.
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act andfor language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or
language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least 48 hours in advance.


shooting or other emergency.
Both city and county
police officers will be trained
together to isolate and take
out a shooter who has opened
fire in a public or private
arena.
Barnes laments that
more small towns do not take
advantage of the specialized
training offered by Plotkin.
"It's not just happening
in big cities," noted Barnes.
"A lot of it is happening in
small town America."

A Greater Community
Presence
In his efforts to make
the police department more
responsive to community
needs, Barnes will position
police officers throughout the
community.
He wants his officers
monitoring traffic on streets
other than U.S. 98, and on
foot whenever possible.
According to Barnes,
when officers visit local
businesses, answer questions
posed by tourists and are
generally accessible to the
people, they elevate a city's
reputation.
"My title is police chief,
but my goal has always been
to be an ambassador for the
city I work for and that's still
going to be the same here," he
said.

.Racial Bias
Though he has been
pleased by the warm reception
given to him by city residents,
Barnes is disturbed by what
he described as vestiges of


1960s-era racism.
"There is a lot of
segregation in this city
and I'm really not used to
seeing that," said Barnes,
who sites the physical and
ideological division between
the city's (predominately-
African American) north and
(predominantly-white) south
sides.
"We don't need a north
and a south side. It's all Port
St. Joe. Anything that creates
a feeling of separation, we
need to do away with," he
said.
Barnes attended the
Sept. 27 town hall meeting at
the Senior Citizens' Center, in
which some residents related
experiences of alleged racial
bias on the part of city police
officers.
At the meeting, local
business owner Clay Keels
said he had been stopped by
a police officer who declared
that "white people are not
allowed on the north side."
Barnes said such
behavior on the part of
his officers would not be
tolerated.
"If I had an officer that
stopped'a person and told
them because of their skin
color, they were not allowed
in that part of town, that
officer would be immediately
and severely disciplined,"
said Barnes, adding that
such a violation would
mean "suspension up to
termination, depending upon
circumstances."
Echoing local business
owner Jerry Warren, who


spoke at the town hall
meeting, Barnes said, "This
is a new millennium. This
isn't the '60s. If anybody's
still living in that era, they
need help. They need to be
given direction."
Barnes pledged to
promote diversity within the
police department, which
currently employees 11 white
police officers (including
Barnes,) and two female office
workers who are also white.
Barnes envisioned the
department becoming more
like Springfield's, which
he noted was "very, very
diverse."
He added that as
positions become available,
"minorities will be looked at
first."

Being Accessible
In his second week
in office, Barnes said his
greatest challenge has been
becoming more familiar with
the area.
He hopes to learn the
city "street by street," and
encourages all residents to
contact him with any concerns
they might have.
Barnes believes in being
accessible, and in that spirit,
he has provided his cell phone
number: (850) 258-2701.
He can also be reached
at the police station during
regular business hours, (850)
229-8265.
The station is located at
410 Williams Avenue in Port
St. Joe.


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By Marie Logan (soccer), Kayla Parker
Star-Staff Writer (basketball), Heather Strange
(golf), Kaelyn Jo Williams
Gulf County's young (volleyball), and Megan
women athletes are gathering Williams (track) joined
steam and excitement with Heather Brinkmeier, another
preparations for the Dec. Port St. Joe High School
1 sports training seminar athlete, and Zebe Schmitt,
"Celebration of Young Women chair of WASWA, on last
Athletes." week's "Let's Talk," the local
The first-ever event cable access channel talk
tailored specifically for the show hosted by Port St. Joe
young women athletes in Port business members Natalie
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will Shoaf and Boyd Pickett.
take place Dec. 1 from 10 Minger and Kaelyn
a.m. to 3 p.m. E.T. at Gulf Williams relatedsome of their
Coast Community College's experiences with seminar
Gulf/Franklin Center. keynote speaker Bobby
Sponsored by Women Simpson when they attended
Athletes Supporting Women his softball camps, held
Athletes (WASWA), the previously in Wewahitchka. '
invitation-only seminar Strange described how
is open to the county's the visual training program
young women athletes, Simpson introduced at the
their coaches, and school softball camps had helped
administrators, her on the softball field.
Sixyoungwomen athletes The visual training
from Port St. Joe High School programwillbe demonstrated
have joined with WASWA to during the seminar.
act as liaisons between their Simpson is an
respective sports and other international softball clinician
team members. who has worked in two dozen

Angela. Canington countries across the globe.
(softball), Kayla Minger 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.
Issues at the seminar will
center on sports nutrition,
sports-related scholarships
and internships, and
specialized and cutting
edge sports training. The
participating athletes will also
enjoy a luncheon, individual
access to speakers, gifts and
door prizes.
Besides Simpson, other
seminar presenters and
consultants include: Dana
Black, Dana Cimino and
Marie LogAn.
WASWA is comprised of
former women athletes and
mothers of young women
athletes who believe that
young women should have the
opportunity to participate,
succeed and excel in the
sport, or sports, of their
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2. West Virginia
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2. West Virginia
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Michael

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66% (86-44)
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Dina

Parker

65% (85-45)
6. Oregon
7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Washington


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65% (85-45)
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3. USC 8. Troy
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5. Navy 10. Hawaii

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2. West Virginia
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Tommy

Lake

65% (84-46)
6. Oregon State
7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


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2% (80-50)
6. Oregon
7. California
8. Florida Atlantic
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


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Ralph

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64% (83-47)
6. Oregon
7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


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Chambers

62% (84-49)
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West Virginia 7. California
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4.Arizona State 9. Nevada
5. Army 10. Hawaii

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3. USC
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Andy

Smith

3% (82-48)
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7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii

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8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


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Port St. Joe
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Magidson

62% (81-49)
6. Oregon State
7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


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2. West Virginia
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Payne

61% (79-51
6. Oregon
7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


1. Louisville
2. West Virginia
3. USC
4. Arizona State
5. Navy


Aaron

Farnsley

61% (79-51)
6. Oregon
7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


1. Louisville
2. West Virginia
3. USC
4. Arizona State
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Burkett

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7. California
8. Troy
9. Nevada
10. Hawaii


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10A Thursday, November 29, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


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From Page 1A


Port St. Joe by a com-
bined score of 17-9, hosts
Tallahassee North Florida
Christian, a 40-20 winner
over Orlando First Academy,
in the state semifinals this
Friday.
Port St. Joe, finishing
8-4, will gaze back and won-
der what might have been.
The Sharks slowed
a Mayo offense which had
racked up 40.2 points a
game on a nine-game winning
streak to finish the regular
season, though the Hornets
finished with 303 total yards
on Friday.
But after the two early
touchdowns, the Hornets
were in Port St. Joe territory
just one other time.
Port St. Joe also had
its opportunities to take a
lead in the second half, twice
driving into the red zone and
three times into Hornet terri-
tory during a half in which
the Sharks would have just
four possessions only to
come away with zero points.
But the Sharks could not
find their running attack on
a night when they carried 42
times for 129 yards, a typical


quarter's worth of work dur-
ing the regular season, and
amassed just 207 total yards,
the first time Port St. Joe has
been below 300 total yards
since September.
Playing from behind,
the Sharks managed only
85 yards in the second half
as the Hornets played keep-
away behind tailback Eric
McIntyre, who had a game-
high 92 yards on 19 carries.
Toss in several errors at
critical times and they added
up to an earlier-than-desired
exit from the playoffs, with
Port St. Joe failing to reach
the state final four for the
first time since 2004.
Lafayette and Port St.
Joe have been separated
by a single point, 25-24 in
Lafayette's favor, over the
past three playoff contests.
"We've had a good year,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "I was proud of the
effort. We were a young team
coming in and to win seven
district games and make it
to the second round of the
playoffs I thought was quite
an accomplishment for this
team.


"We have some good
players coming back. We've
been on (Lafayette's) side of it
the past two years and this is
a credit to them. Their coach,
.Joey Pearson, runs a great
program and they did a good
job tonight."
Lafayette, loaded with
players who had been on the
losing end against Port St.
Joe the past two seasons,
took charge early and gained
the upper hand with an assist
from the Sharks.
Port St. Joe quarterback
Matt Gannon scrambled right
on a third-and-eight from the
Shark 37 on Port St. Joe's
opening drive and, trying to
make a play, tossed a pass
along the sidelines that was
intercepted by Lafayette's
Jeff Miaria.
On the following play
Hempstead (5 of 7 for 158
yards) found Jamal Reid
open on a post route for
a 40-yard touchdown and
,Blade Herring made it 7-0
with 6:50 still left in the
opening period.
"Their quarterback was
outstanding," Palmer said.
"He is really good."


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Port St. Joe's Matt Gannon tries to escape the grasp of Lafayette's Joey Watson in the first
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Port St. Joe's Jordan McNair looks for an opening while returning a punt in the first half
against Lafayette on Friday.
After forcing a Shark the end zone. "We felt like we had to
punt, Lafayette marched The Hornets marched run the ball and take the
60 yards on seven plays, to the Port St. Joe 4 to set )ball away from them and
Hempstead finding McIntyre up Herring's 18-yard field take our shots down the field
on a wheel route along the goal anid from there rode when we could. We had some
left sideline. for 19-yard lvcIntyre's legs. :chances in the first half and
touchdown. i. Port St. Joe was stopped we .capitalized. And the sec-
Herring's extra point was oil downs the final two times ond half, especially that final
wide right, but Port St. Joe te Sharks had the ball and drive, was just keeping the
was still down 13-0 before L fayette ate up the final 6:34 ball away from them."
the first period was over, the op a 13-play drive from its
.Sharks' largest deficit since 3 to the Port St. Joe 5 with L 13 0 3 0 16
Week 2 of the season. McInyre carrying 11 times. PSJ 0 7 0 0 7
The Sharks answered "It wasn't easy," said First quarter
with their most sustained P arson as he turned around, :L Reid 40 pas fromk)
Hempstead (Herring kick)
drive of the night, keyed by a "but take the monkey off my L McIntyre 19 pass from
flea flicker variation involving bck. This was a huge win Hempstead (kick failed)
several hand-offs in the back- fqr our program and our Second quarter
field and ended with Gannon kids. (The last two years)' PSJ Byrd 3 run (Fuze
hitting Jordan McNair for 35 have been two of the toughest kick)
yards to set up Chaz Byrd's losses of my career and this Third quarter
3-yard touchdown six plays is much better. L FG Herring 18
later.
Byrd who rushed for
over 1,200 yards this season pwardBasketball


was held to 44 on 12 carries,
however, and Darrell Smith
led the running game with 80
yards on 16 carries, the first
time Port St. Joe was with-
out a 100-yard rusher since
September.
The Sharks took the
opening kickoff to start the
second half and reached the
Hornet 4 before Gannon (7
of 12 for 78 yards) tossed his
second interception, his soft
toss for McNair ending up in
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By Tim Croft School before graduating
Star News Editor from Port St. Joe High
School in 1970.
The Port St. Joe High Gant played football
School Athletics Hall of for Taylor in 1969 and was
Fame nearly doubled in size named all-Big Bend and all-
on a recent Friday night. State.
During halftime of the He attended Livingston
home playoff game against University, where he met his
Trenton on Nov. 16 three wife, Gloria. Gant has four
more members of the Hall of children, Tracie, Elitha,
Famewereformallyinducted, Natalie and Everett, and six
bringing the membership of grandchildren.
this exclusive club to seven. Gant played for
Joining Vernon Livington from 1971-
Eppinette, R. Marion Craig, 74 under the leadership
Dr. David Langston and of Mickey Andrews, now
Wayne Taylor were three men assistant head coach and
who performed at high levels defensive coordinator at
on the field and remained Florida State University.
passionate supporters of As a sophomore
athletics at their school long defensive end, he set school
after they had graduated records for most sacks and
and moved on in life. tackles behind the line of
scrimmage.
Adrian Gant, Jr. He was a member of the
Gant, the eldest son of Livingston University NAIA
Adrian and Mae E. Gant was national championship team
born and raised in Port St. in 1971 and was named
Joe. All-American along with a
After attending player known as "Too Tall,"
Washington Elementary Ed Jones, who went on to a
School and Washington High stellar career with the Dallas


Cowboys.
His power and agility on
the field earned Gant a spot
on Livingston University's
All-Decade team.

Byron Walter Wilder
Wilder is the son of
the late Byron and Myrtice
Wilder. The family moved
to Port St. Joe in 1940 and
Wilder grew up in Oak Grove
and graduated from Port St.
Joe High in 1956.
He was a three-sport
athlete and named the
Florida Scholar-Athlete his
senior year.
Wilder graduated from
the University of the South
in Tennessee in 1960
after excelling in football,
basketball and baseball.
He was a member of the
1958 undefeated football
team and was drafted by the
San Francisco Giants after
graduation. He joined the
Giants farm team in Artesia,
New Mexico for a season but
left to join the Marines.
He was inducted into
the University of the South


Athletics Hall of Fame in
2005, recognized for his
exploits in football and
baseball.
In 1963, he was back at
the University of the South
as director of admissions
and assistant football coach,
helping to coach the only
other undefeated team in
school history.
Wilder returned to Port
St. Joe to become principal
at Port St. Joe High School
after earning a master's
degree at Florida State
University. He was elected
Superintendent of Schools
in 1977 and served 20 years
in office.
Wilder was named one
of the top 100 educators
in North America by the
Executive Educators
publication.
Wilder and his wife,
Diana, also a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School,
have three children, Todd,
Lesley and Tim and six
grandchildren.

Carl Eugene Raffield, Sr.


Raffield was born Jan.
16, 1938, the son of Mrs.
Evelyn and the late "Captain
Carl" Raffield.
He was married for 42
years to his high school
sweetheart, Mrs. Emogene
Wood Raffield and was father
to three children, Connie,
Eugene and Randy and their
spouses, Fred, Margie and
Sonjia and grandfather to
six.
Raffield was a 1956
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, where he played
tackle on the football team
and participated in the first
football game on the site
now known as Shark Field.
Upon graduation,
Raffield was a member of
the quarterback club and a
strong supporter of Port St.
Joe athletics.
Whileamajorfigureinthe
fishing industry as president
of Raffield's Fisheries and
the Southeastern Fisheries
Association, Raffield was
also an integral part of Port
St. Joe athletics.
He took part in the
construction of the athletic
club stands at Shark Field.
He donated fish and took


part in many community fish
fries to benefit all athletic
programs.
He donated the two tiger
shark mascots on display at
the high school the larger
one hangs in "The Dome"
while the smaller one is in a
glass case at the entrance to
the school.
Raffield served 24 years
on the Gulf County School
Board and while, on that
board he and fellow board
member Ken Whitfield
decided to make the rivalry
football game between Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
a bit more competitive
by creating the Raffield-
Whitfield Tropy which goes
annually to the winner of the
game.
In 1999, to honor
Raffield's role in starting pee-
wee football in the county in
the 1960s, the "Gene Raffield
Football League" started up
once again.
Known as "Big Gene,"
Raffield was named Man of
the Year by the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce in
2000.
Raffield passed away
that year at the age of 62.


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The Raffield family


Tim Croft/The Star
Adrian Gant (left), with son Everett


Tim Croft/The Star


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 29, 2007 SECTION B


Celebrating 104



Years of Serving


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Inside a church just over two years old,
the congregation of St. John's Episcopal
Church in Wewahitchka celebrated 104 years
of service to their faith.
To believe that they had reached that
historic milestone, this Founders' Day, was,
in and of itself, a remarkable journey.
"This is an exciting and fun time in our
church," said Rev. Jerry Huft, the senior pas-
tor at St. John's.
That the journey continues was evi-
denced on the grounds outside the church
where St. John's Village, which will provide
affordable housing and amenities to seniors
and will be anchored by a new church, has
already begun taking shape with the first


spec house nearing completion.
The service this past Sunday morn-
ing was an. ode to bygone days. featuring
the liturgy, or text, from the 1893 Book of
Common Prayer, making the srrmce close to
what parishioners were saying and singing at
the dawn of the 20"' Century.
"It's a little longer than the setr\ces we
have today," Huft said. "Some of the words
are archaic arid difficult.
"But we are lucky. We live at a tifortunate
time to be alive, considering all the hardships
that people faced back when -his c hur( h was
founded."
A glimpse at the history ol the church
provides sufficient testament.

(See SERVING on Page 12B)


Tim CroftThe Star
Rev. Jerry Huft recognizes Barbara Shirley-Scott McCord, the last surviving member of the
committee that reorganized St. John's.


A Deca


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation
celebrates 10 years of service to education in
the region this year.
And for the sixth-straight year one of the
foundation's signature events will take place
Dec. 13-15 with the 2007 Education Classic.
S Formerly known .as the Holiday
Basketball Classic, the Education Classic is
aptly named, given the focus of the tourna-
ment, which is to provide college exposure to
high school students in the area.
"One of the main reasons is we want to
stress education, not so much athletics," said
Dr. David Langston, president/CEO of the
foundation named for his brother. "We want
the public to understand that's what we are
about education and how important educa-
tion is for the success of our kids."
For the third consecutive year the event
will take place at Chipola Junior College,
which has embraced the cornerstone con-
cepts of the foundation and served as both


le


of Classic


' educational and athletic host and foundation mold young minds and lives.
nurturer "What's amazing to me is the people who"'*
"We want to expose the. kids to a coleJ-,,,,h ~ u~.ebut who don't give back.to the,corm-
giate environment, not just the kids but the munity," Langston said. "That's exactly what 1
parents who have never been on a college Ralph Rish is about. We need more Ralphs." 1
campus," Langston said. "This gives parents The next day begins two days of bas- 2
the opportunity to be on a college campus ketball action, including both boys and girls 4
with their students so 'they can see together competition. The teams, with the exception 5
this is the right path. of a few teams from Tallahassee, home of the 7
"The environment and the' dministra- Florida Lottery, sponsor of the Classic, are 8
tion (at Chipola) is a perfect fit." all from schools within the seven counties
The keynote speaker for the Dec. 13 served by the Langston Youth Foundation.
banquet,.which drew nearly 1,000 attendees Tickets are $5 per day there are 1
last year and serves 'as the green flag for the seven games on Friday,. Dec. 14 and eight
Classic, will be former state Rep. Robert on Saturday, Dec. 15 and all proceeds go 1
Trammell, a member of the Chipola Board toward an endowment at Chipola Junior 1
of Trustees and Langston Foundation advo- College which provides assistance for stu- 2
cate. dents in the service area with items such as 4
The event will also provide a backdrop books and tuition. 5
for the foundation to honor Ralph Rish as its "It's been 'a beautiful thing the last 10 7
Person of the Decade. years to compete at another level," Langston 8
As Langston put it, Rish made an early said of the foundation's arc. "It's an everyday
significant monetary donation to get the foun- thing because everybody is competing for the
dation off the ground and has been a faithful same thing. It's called the game of life." s
friend to the foundation and its efforts to


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., ,.. ,Dec. 15 (all times CST)
1.30 a.m. ----- Marianna vs. Bay (G)
p.m.----------- Godby vs. Mosley
:30 p.m. ------ E. Gadsden vs. Cottondale (G)
p.m.---------- E. Gadsden vs. Chipley
:30 p.m.------ Port St. Joe vs. Cottondale
p.m. ---------- Malone vs. Rickards (G)
:30 p.m. ------ Marianna vs. W. Gadsden


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Parramore
1:30 a.m.----- Bay vs. Cottondale (G)
p.m.---------- Chipley vs. Godby
:30 p.m. ------ Port St. Joe vs. Mosley
p.m.---------- Marianna vs. Rickards (G)
:30 p.m. ------ Cottondale vs. W. Gadsden
p.m. ---------- Malone vs. E. Gadsden (G)
:30 p.m. ------ Marianna vs. E, Gadsden


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28 Thursday, November 29, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Port St. Joe Christmas for Kids Toy

Garden Club Drive and Christmas Bazaar
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Cameron welcomes baby

sister Carson Alexis Brown



Kaleigh Nicole Mohr Is Born

Kayleigh Nicole Mohr was born on November 19, 2007
at the Gulf Coast Hospital, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces
and measuring 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Todd
Mohr and Amber Hopper. Her maternal grandparents are
Sherry and Scott Hopper of Port St. Joe. Her paternal grand-
parents, are Kristy and Woody Hughes, also of Port St. Joe.
Congratulations on your new arrival.


Red Hat Chit Chat

The Red Hat Society "Beach Belles," headed by Queen
Mum, Karen Buddho, will hold its December get-together on
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 12 noon EST.
This will be our big Christmas party at the' Sunset
Coastal Grill (602 Monument Ave, PSJ -227-7900) in the
meeting room.
The group will have lunch and shop in Port St. Joe. The
hostess for this month is Queen Mum, Karen Buddho.
Ladies are to bring a $5 to $10 gift, (new or a re-gift or
homemade, funny or serious) to exchange with the ladies in
our group.
This will be a fun day, so dress in your purple party
dress and bring your own gift. "HO HO HO."
RSVP to Karen Buddho at 647-3656.

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Club held its November 8
meeting and Thanksgiving
diner with many members
in attendance. Sales of the
Garden Club's cookbooks
have gone very well. There are
still many cookbooks avail
able and the Garden Clul
would like to thank all of the
ladies at Interiors Etc. and
Beach to Bay Interiors for
helping the Garden Club sel
these wonderful cookbooks
Please drop by and browse
around these two businesses
as Christmas items are ou
and the Garden Club's cook
books would make a nice gif
for only $8.00 each.
It has been decided tha
the Port St. Joe Garden Clul
will not host their annua
Christmas at the Gardens
We will work more on this
event through the year and
hopefully have it next year
Our next meeting will be
held on Thursday, Decembe:
13,2007 at 12:00 noon. Thil
will be a perfect time fo:
those of you who have beer
thinking of becoming a gar
den club member to droi
in, have a bite to eat and see
what we are all about. W
invite all that are interested
in learning more about gar
dening, flower arranging and
designs as well as community
gardening education through
our county extension agent ti
come by and join us.
On January 10, 2008
12:00 noojn, the Gardei
Club is hosting a program
on "Flower Arrangements"
The program will be giver
by Mrs. Sylvia Holley ou
Florida District II Director
We again invite everyone
that is interested in this pro
gram to come by and join
us for an hour of lunch ani
learning.
If you are interested
in becoming a member o
the Port St. Joe Garden Clul
or you would like to pur
chase cookbooks, please con
tact one of the garden clul
members or you may cal
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Faith Christian School
will be participating in the
food and toy drive again this
year to benefit the Christmas
for Kids and Elderly of Gulf
County. Donations of non-
perishable canned goods
and unwrapped toys will be
accepted at the school, and
also during Faith Christian's
Christmas Bazaar, Thursday,
November 29 thru Saturday,
December 1.
Faith Christian School
will be celebrating the sea-
son with a Christmas Bazaar
offering unique gifts includ-
ing a lighted Christmas vil-
lage, porcelain nativities,
Christmas gift baskets and
much more. The 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.
The Bazaar will begin
with a Preview Sale Thursday,
November 29, from 5-8pm,
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 Bouington's 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 8am, and
Saturday, December 1 from
8am to noon.


And, since you may've
heard that the Taylor fam-
ily 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.
More information is
available by calling Sandie
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325 Thanksgiving Dinners Served


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SBeaclh Oakgrove and Port St. Joe provided
, 325 meals to needy area residents at the
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Mr. Jin Gainey led the group in prayer
n before the first ounce of food was touched.
r The spirit of unity was so wonderful. There
r. were over 30 men, women, and children
e working to serve the needy in Gulf County.
- The Lord's presence was in our assembly.
n It seemed that whatever was needed was
d provided.
This dinner was made possible by the
d St. Joe Company, Duren's Piggly Wiggly,
b and the Volunteers for the Young & Elderly
Committee.
The children drew beautiful pictures
b of Christmas trees and handed them out to
[1 the people when they received the dinner.
)_ Other children helped to stack, pack, and
it deliver these wonderful dinners.
The volunteers heated the food, packed
then, and delivered all 325 meals by 12
noon.
S This project of love was truly a blessing
to the 325 people that received these deli-
cious.dinners.
A special thanks to the Gulf County
Senior Citizen's Board of Directors who
donated their building for this worthy
effort.
The volunteers full of generosity and
love for their community will assemble
once again on Christmas day at the same
location at 9 am (ET) to provide even more
Holiday dinners for the needy in our area.
Anyone who would like to help is
asked to call Jerry Stokoe at 899-1036
or Ramsey's Printing and Office Products,
227-7468.


Volunteers prepared 325 plates of delicious
Thanksgiving fare.


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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
ldhl4@comcast.net


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-
er@yahoo.com
Space is limited,


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


Participants create their
,wn version of "Antiquity",
acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas,
under the instruction of
Heather Parker, visual artist
and art instructor. All sup-
plies and canvas are includ-
ed. Light refreshments pro-
vided by Dolores Lowery,
compliments of Prickly Pear,
Gourmet Gallery. $40 a per-
son.
Questions: Heather


Parker, 850-249-9295, paint-
erparker@yahoo.com
Space is limited,
Registration and prepayment
required to reserve your
space. Make check or money
order payable to Prickly Pear.
Credit cards accepted.
Contact Dolores 850-
648-1115, info@prickly-
pears.net or stop by 101 S.
36th Street, Mexico Beach,
Florida 32456


Acrylic Painting Workshop at

Artemis Gallery on December 16

Parucipants create their Barbara Holmes, 850-653-
own version of "Cypress 8952.' holes',.gtcorn.net
frees". acrylic on 16 x 20 Space is limited,
canvas, under the instruction Registration and prepayment
bf Heather Parker. \vsual art- by Friday. Dec 7 is required
ist and anrt instructor. to reserve your space. Please
'"-All slplifes -and eaiiVas:' make check or money order
are inctu .'e Please bming a"'p payable to Heather Parker,
light snack. 835 per person RO. Box 93, Panama City, Fl
Questions. Heather 32402
Parker. 850-249-9295. paint- Please note on check
erparkeriyahoo.comn or "Cypress Trees" 12/16/07


Christmas Program at Historic


Trinity Church
The Bay Area Choral
!Society, the First Methodist
Church Bell Choir, the
Eastpoint Church of God
Women's Quintet, and the
Riverkeeper Quartet will fill
'the church with sounds of the
season. The finale has become


an anticipated tradition: The
Choral Society and audience
singing the Hallelujah Chorus
from Handel's Messiah!
Admission donation $2.
Sun, January 13, 2008 4:00


Dwan Hightower Book signing and

NPR, at Palm Tree Book Store


The Kiwanis Club of
Port St. Joe is hosting its
annual Pancake Breakfast
on December 1 at Pepper's
Restaurant, 224 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe from 6-10 a.m.
Tickets are $5.00 per per-
son. Each year members of
the Kiwanis Club wake up
early, brew coffee, cook sau-
sages, and flip pancakes for
members of the community.
Enjoy a morning at Peppers
as a Kiwanis member pours
fresh coffee into your mug.
There will be plenty of syrup
and stacks of pancakes. All
the proceeds go to Kiwanis
project, including scholar-


NPR and Vision Bank
will sponsor a book sign-
ing and reception for Dwan
Hightower author of The Deal
on Saturday, December 1
from 1 4 at Palm Tree Book
Store, 306 Reid Avenue.
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


What?


Bagging Groceries!!!


Where? IGA
When? Friday, November 30 from 4:00pm- 6:00pm
Why? To benefit the United Way

IGA will donate 100% of the money earned in tips by the "Elected
Baggers" to the United Way of Northwest Florida on behalf of Gulf
County. Come support our Elected Officials as they do what matters
for,our local United Way Agencies.



Miss Forgotten Coast


Christmas Pageant


The- Miss Forgotten
Coast Christmas Pageant,
the second preliminary to
the Miss Florida Forgotten
Coast Pageant will be held
Saturday, Dec.15 at 4 p.m. at
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School auditorium
The deadline to enter is
Dec. 9. Be the early bird and
enter now and receive a gift
on stage.
We invite the community
to come out and participate in
this event to show these beau-
tiful girls, boys and women
we are standing behind them.
The door admission is $5 for
children and $10 for adults.
Cash prices will be awarded
from door entries.


We have lots of age divi-
sion with no age limit in the
entire pageant, we also have
boys divisions. Also there
will be mother and daugh-
ter awards, ,three Grand
Supreme, one Hospitality
Queen, one Cover Miss, one
Super Model, and two Queens
and Princess in Every Age
Division.
No one goes home with-
out a crown.
Please call for more info
at 653-7634 or 653-2098 or
pick up an application most
anywhere in town at- your
nearest public school, or sim-
ply call Georgette Colson and
she will mail you out one.


Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy

Start Board of Directors Meeting
Will be held on, December 7th, 2007; 1:00 p.m. (EST) At
The Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf County Campus, in
the conference room; and can be viewed via tele-conference
12:00 noon (CST) at The Bay County Workforce Center, in
Panama City Details: 1-800-895-9506


Pet of the Week

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United Way


Gulf County...

Want to see your Elected Officials

at woik for YOU?
Who? Gulf County Commissioners, Wewahitchka Mayor
Dickens & City Commissioners


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


Located at 324 Long Ave. in Port St. Joe
Open M-F8 8-5
Call us at (850)227-7270. Leslie Biagini, DVM


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1v Thirsty for Fun?
No Need to Wonder Where It's At!
Music on the Deck 7 pm ET Fun Atop the Crow's Nest
Randy Tue Tpur Sat & Sun Kara, e DJ i Dancing
Sarah Gaskins Wed Wead Frr & S.a 8 pm Er /
-Barry Hensor, Fr -Comfe Enior the View
Pockage Store Open
Mon Sar. 10 3i" am 1 am ET Sunday 1 pm lam
Great S'eecLion of Your Faorite Beer Wines 6 Spirits
At the Corner of Hwy 98 6 386, Beacon Hill 647-8310
& DUCOUNT PACKAGE


he Fish H(
Restaura

850-648-8950
Breakfast .lnch D


Fresh Seafood Steak Daily Lun


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Ich Specials
7-Ollin am 9 pm 1
* Open 7 Days a week:


To Advertise in the

Beaches Guide

Call Brett at


227-1278




Paradise Pressure Washing
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Exterior House Cleansing
Roof Cleansing
Decks, Driveways, Walkways v
Mold & Mildew Treatments 64859


Sil's Home Center


1023 N. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32404
1-800-239-4671


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GALA Art Blast Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast


SAvailable now for adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Prissy, a three month old lab pup (pic-
tured); Trooper, a dachshund mix; Joe Joe,
small male entertainer; Fran & Freckles, six-
teen week old female pups; orange kittens,
about fourteen weeks old; Smiley, a choco-
late colored female pup about six months;
Sassy, a nice female brindle pup.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth
Street. Wednesday through Saturday, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 227-1109 for more
information. Volunteers appreciated.



SYappy 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

Let the Games Begin!!
And no folks we don't mean for the pups!
SEver tried to fetch?
Put a bone on your nose and catch it in your mouth?
Well now is your chance!

You won't want to miss these fantastic games
or miss out onall the great prizes!

Best Dressed Pooch wins a Shopping Spree at Purrrfect.Wag!

10% of all proceeds benefit the
St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
http://ll .sjbhumanesociety.org/


A Night of Painting at Prickly Pear

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ships for Gulf County stu-
dents, Christmas dinner bas-
kets, and improvements at
local parks. For any informa-
tion on the event, please con-
tact Becky Norris, President
of the club. Tickets may be
purchased from any Kiwanis
member as well as Port St.
Joe High School Key Club
and Keyette members. Some
of the proceeds will also go
to help the school clubs'
projects. Anyone interested
in joining the Kiwanis Club
should meet the members
for lunch on Tuesdays at the
ARC on Williams Ave.





Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


4B Thursday, November 29, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


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Wanda Gathers

Mrs. Wanda Gathers of Port St. Joe, Florida went
home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 14th
at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was 47.
Wanda was born on February 24, 1960 in Port Saint
Joe as the eighth of twelve brothers and sisters and
was educated in the Gulf County Public School System.
Throughout her childhood and adult life, Wanda was
a compassionate sister, a loving daughter, and a car-
ing and trustworthy friend. She was preceded in death
by her mother, Mrs. Leola Gathers and two brothers,
James Earl and Jimmy Gathers.
Those left to cherish her memories and mourn her
passing are a devoted and courageous soulmate, Billy
Lee Ellis; her father Steve Gathers, Jr.; her siblings:
Robert McCleary (wife Doris) of Miami, Florida, Yvonne
Landrine of New York City, Carolyn Sims (husband
Thomas Sr.) of Port Saint Joe, Doris Morning (husband
Reverend Ben) of Panama City, Florida, Gwen Dawson
(husband Darion), Sandra Addison of Port Saint Joe,
Florida, Tressie Russ (husband Fred) of Panama City,
Florida, Patricia Williams (husband Robert) of Port
Saint Joe, Florida and Steve Gathers III of Panama City,
Florida; her special friends, Bessie Willis and Denise
Granger Williams of Port Saint Joe, Florida; a special
aunt, Ms. Emily Jefferson (husband Jessie) of Panama
City, Florida, and numerous nieces, nephews, other
relatives and caring friends.
Funeral services was held Saturday, November 23rd,
2:00 PM., in the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church,
Avenue D, Port Saint Joe, Florida, with Reverend
Jessie Hawkins officiating. She was laid to rest in the
Forrest Hill Cemetery under the directions of Christian
Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.


Almeta Nickson

Almeta Gatlin Nickson was born January 23, 1935
to the late Robert Cecil Gatlin and Johnnie Mae Gatlin
in Apalachicola, Florida. She was a long time resident
of Port St. Joe, Florida, and a member of Amazing
Grace Apostolic Church. She departed life on Tuesday,
November 20, 2007. She was preceded in death by her
husband, James A. Nickson.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daugh-
ters, Prenita P Garner and Sonja L. Goldsborough. of
Stone Mountain, Georgia; her grandchildren, Marquetta
Nicole Rolack and Israel Xavion Goldsborough, both of
Stone Mountain, Georgia; three aunts, Vernell Lockley
(Noah) of Apalachicola, Florida, Pauline Powell and
Alberta Pickett of both of Orlando, Florida; one uncle,
Melvin "Mack" Gatlin of Valdosta, Georgia; two sister-
in-laws, Janet Powell and Bernice Nickson; one broth-
er-in-law, 'Edward Nickson; four god-children, Renee
Walton of Jacksonville, Florida, Ahmad Skanes of
Panama City, Florida, Joey Peters of Hawaii, and Tristan
Register of Panama City, Florida; Best friend and sister,
Marie Bennett; special children, Byron Peters, Zachary
McFarland and Pierce Wright.
She was the vice president of the Jolly Seniors
where she was an area captain and a local captain.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Nellie Klope

Nellie Klope of Cadillac passed away November 25,
2007 at Green Arces of Cadillac. She was 88. She was
born November 6, 1919 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to
Harry and Eva (Klym) Solodky. She was employed at
Reeds Drugs in Roseville as head clerk. She enjoyed
reading and writing friends. She lived in Florida for
35 years. She was a member of St. Guadelope Catholic
church Mexico Beach Florida.' She was Minister of
Eucharist and was a member Ladies Alter Society.
She was survived by her daughter Nancy and Gerald
Durdon of Cadillac, granddaughter Shelley and Mitchell
Gainer of Cadillac, great granddaughter Kaylan Gainer,
two nephews and family in Marion, Michigan.
Funeral Mass will be 10AM Thursday November 29,
2007 at St. Ann Catholic Church Cadillac. Officiating
will be Father Francis Murphy. Internment will be at All
Saints Cemetery Waterford.


James Strength

Mr. James Milton Strength, 86, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Saturday evening, November 24, 2007,
in a Panama City hospital. A native of Pike County,
Alabama he moved to White City in 1949 and has been
a resident of Wewahitchka since 1952. He was retired
from the Florida Division of Forestry and was a charter
member of Westside Baptist Church. He was a member
of Tupelo Lodge 289 F&AM, and Wewahitchka Chapter
229, Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Strength served in
the Army during WWII.
Mr. Strength was preceded in death by his wife,
Dorothy Strength; his parents, John and Elizabeth
Strength, a sister, Doris McLeon, and a daughter-in-law,
Dorothy Oliver Strength. Survivors include two sons,
John Strength of Senoia, GA, and Jimmy Strength and
wife Darlene of Altha; his daughter, Sherry Whitson and
husband Mickey of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren,
Kelly (Lyn) Tyler of Senoia, Jay (Christie) Strength of
Jacksonville, Shelly Yon, Rene (Gary) Stanley, all of
Wewahitchka, Jeremy Strength, Holly (Mike) Nichols
all of Altha, Mike (Hillary) Whitson of Birmingham,
AL, and Brian (Christie) W-itson of Delta Junction,
AK; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, John H.
(Betty) Strength of Lynn Haven, FL, and one sister, Ann
Johnson of Sacramento, CA.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.r. CST
Tuesday, November 27, 2005, at the Westside Baptist
Church, conducted by the Rev. Derrick Gerber and the
Rev. Tommy Martin. Interment will follow in the fam-
ily plot in Jehu Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.
He will lie in state at the Westside Baptist Church from
5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, and for an hour
Tuesday prior to the funeral. Those who wish may make
contributions in his memory to the Westside Baptist
Church.Building Fund, Active pallbearers are members
of Tupelo Lodge 289, F&AM Honorary pallbearers are
members ofTupelo Lodge 289, F&AM and members of
Westside Baptist Church.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.


Tim Hines Coming to Family Life Church


Dr. Tim Hines, author of the prophetic book "The
Third Day" and the sound church aid "Basic Bible
Doctrines" is coming to Family Life Church December
2nd through fhe 5th.
Dr. Hines has a deep knowledge of the scriptures
including Biblical numerology and Eschatology, and is
a prophetic voice to the church. His rich teaching and


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PINE RIDGE

4PARTTMENTS
125 Venus Drive
(off Garrison Ave)
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(850) 227-7451
1, 2 & 3 bedrooms
Family apartment community
income guidelines apply (


Moss CREEK

APARTMENTS
126 Amy Circle
(off 71 N)
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

1 (850) 639-2722
1 & 2 bedrooms
SFamily apartment community
o..,es income guidelines apply
In accordance with Federal law, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


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dynamic delivery is sure to captivate everyone from
youth to the seasoned believer. Bring your hearts, your
hurts, and your hunger for a true touch from God. All
services start at 7PM plus Sunday morning at 10:30AM.
Family Life Church is located at 323 Reid Avenue across
from Portside.



TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

f ii ,, "A Reformed Voice
WmWI in the Community"

7 'l ICA wck. Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School .......................................... 9:30 a.m.
SSunday Fellowship......................................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ......................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............................... 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.....................6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Fairh Chridian School


tt WUnited Jwe&otii

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico each United Methodist (hi rt
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


New Study Shows


Hospice Saves


Money for Medicare

Findings of a major steady increase of more thal.
new study of hospice care 100,000 patients than the
in America show that hos- previous year. Approximately,
pice services save money for 35 percent of all deaths inr
Medicare and bring quality the U.S. were under the care
care to patients with life-lim- of a hospice program.
iting illness and their fami- "The trends for increased
lies. This provides useful evi- usage of hospice are expected
dence to support the many to continue as we see an
benefits of hospice, reports aging generation of baby-
the National Hospice and boomers face end-of-life sit-
Palliative Care Organization uations for themselves and
(NHPCO). their parents," remarked JX
Researchers found that Donald Schumacher, NHPCO
hospice reduced Medicare president and CEO. "Hospice
costs by an average of $2,309 helps people live with dig-.
per hospice patient. The new nity, comfort, and compas.
study from Duke University sion during life's final jour-
appears in the October 2007 ney to know definitively
issue of the professional that it provides a cost savings
journal "Social Science & to Medicare is an additional
Medicine." Additionally, benefit."
Medicare costs would be Hospice is not a place
reduced for seven out of 10 but a philosophy of care thai
hospice recipients if hospice provides pain management,
has been used for a lon-
ger period of time the study symptom control, psychoso-
ger period of time the study cial support, and spirituaY
found. care to patients and their;
"Given that hospice has e
"Given that hospice has families. This study is a land-Y
been widely demonstrated mark independent research
to improve quality of life of eor not only because ia
patients and families...the shows cost savings fr hse
Medicare program, appears to shows cost savings for hos-.
Medicare program appears to pice utilization, but because if
have a rare situation where-pice utilization, but because
also addresses research flaws'
by something that improves and questionable analyses iru
quality of life also appears a qesio e a ses
to reduce costs," writes lead previous hospice cost stud-
author Don H. Taylor, Jr., ies: The study used a meth
assistant professor of pub- odology to match Medicare
lic policy at Duke's Sanford beneficiaries who used hos-
Institute of Public Policy. pice and those who did not
For cancer patients, hos- in a fashion that could l4e
pice use decreased Medicare described as an "apples to
costs up until 233 days of apples" approach that yields
care. For non-cancer patients sound results.
there were cost savings seen "Given that November is
up until 154 days of care. National Hospice Palliative
While hospice use beyond Care Month, it's most fitting
these periods cost Medicare that this valuable study come
more than conventional care, out now," added Schumacher.
the report's authors wrote The study was funded by
that "More effort should be the Health Care Financing
put into increasing short Organization (HCFO) of
stays as opposed to focusing the Robert Wood Johnson
on shortening long ones." Foundation.
The National Hospiceand Further information
Palliative Care Organization abouthospice care is avail-
(NHPCO) reports that 1.3 able locally from Covenant
million patients received Hospice by calling 785-
care from one of the nation's 3040, toll free (866) 785-
4,500 hospice providers, 3040 or by visiting www.cov!
in 2006. This represents a -enanthospice.org: .:



"Tree of Lights A Celebration of Life",
Presented by Covenant Hospice


The community is invited
to attend Covenant Hospice's
annual "Tree of Lights A
Celebration of Life" ceremo-
n at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.
4h at the Visual Arts Center
located at 19 East 4th Street
in downtown Panama City.
This evening of celebra-
tion includes holiday music by
the Sweet Adelines Enchante'
Quartet, a reflective message
given by Covenant Hospice
Volunteer Gerky Lowther,
and a reception with refresh-
ments. There is no charge to
attend.
Participating-in the Tree
of Lights is a meaningful way
to make a gift in memory or in
honor of a special loved one.
Loved ones will be personally
recognized during the cer-
emony. We invite the commu-
nity to celebrate the holidays
with us while we remember


family and friends.
Special commemora-
tive ornaments personalized
with a loved one's name will
be available to hang on the
tree or to keep. All donations
benefit Covenant Hospice,
enabling them to continue
their mission of providing
compassionate, quality care
for patients and loved ones
facing end-of-life issues.
For more information, call
Covenant Hospice at 785-
3040.
Covenant Hospice cur-
rently serves approximately
1,200 patients daily and is a
not-for-profit organization
dedicated to.providing com-
prehensive, compassionate
care to patients and loved
bnes facing life limiting ill-
nesses regardless of their
ability to pay.


OAK GROVE
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor: James Wfley
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip disciples for the
increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45
: ,: I Sunday School: 9:45 am '
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL
850-227-1837


ESSFirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

.' 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: Devotiqn on 105.5 FM ................. 7:49 am ET
www.fbcpsj.org


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CHURCH NEWS


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


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


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


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

FUNERAL HOME
50710th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


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"I really need you to do me a favor," John said. "What do
You want?" I responded to my good friend.
John hesitated for a moment; I prodded. His favor?
Drive him to deliver a five-page handwritten love letter. He
told me his love-grown-cold woe between himself and his
girlfriend Ashley. He said, "If it's over I'm going out with a
bang." I agreed; let's do it.
,' When I arrived to pick him up, John said, "I feel like a
moron." Uncharacteristically nervous and impulsive, he was
apologizing, asking what to do, and thanking me in rapid
succession.
What won't a person go through to restore a love rela-
tionship? ....
Jesus, when He must have felt the .sme.tug, said: "But
you walked away from your first love-why? What's going on


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


SContemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
SSunday School: 10:00 a.m.
'Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
'Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m.
. All Times are EST


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


The friendly place to worship!

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



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


Teach me to live like
this. I read this a few
days ago and thought that
we all could draw from
this well. "Thy Father
led Thee to ever greater
works. First the daughter
of Jairus, then Lazarus;
first the Sermon on the
Mount, then the prophe-
cies of the closing days;
first the Mountain of
Transfiguration, then of
Ascension. So would I be
led forward, from Cana to
Calvary;fromBethlehem to
Bethany; from Jerusalem
to the uttermost part of the
world. Ever greater things,
because with profound-
er humility and deeper
insight into the meaning
of Thy death. Deeper and
therefore higher; nearer
Thy cross, and therefore
reaching further."
You and I as Christians
should reach for the very
Will of God in our lives. It
is the uttermost to please
Him with our lives and
desires. Only if we would
take on Christ the way that
we proclaim we have. It's
always amazed me how
many associate themselves


with others and claim to be
so intimate and passion-
ate about it. You know,
when folks in conversa-
tion throw names of well
known's in the talk like
they are best of friends and
make themselves feel bet-
ter about themselves or to
look more important. Too
bad we are not as passion-
ate about being associated
with the Lord.
I guess the truth of the
matter is this. If we are
going to claim to be a part
of something we should
desire, look, and live the
part. I mean that is what
the word "Christian"
means is it not? To be
Christ like or to make it
plain, to walk, talk, go,
live, and love like Him.
In other words, reflect His
image not our own.
The writer quoted
above pressed the point
that if we are going to call
ourselves something we
need to live it out to' its
fullness. We should seek
to please God from every
fiber of our being. We
should have one goal to
carry out the "Acts of the


int


with you, anyway?"
With similar thoughts scattering through his head, John
bought three roses, then wrapped the love letter onto the
stem with green ribbon. After a courage-gathering drive past
Ashley's house, John went up to the door. He shoved the
delivery into the hands of an unsuspecting guest blurting,
"Give this to Ashley." John ran and jumped into the van,
"Peel out, let's go!" I laughed, but I didn't peel out.
John pushed through his emotional obstacles to restore
love.
Won't Jesus do anything to restore a love relationship
with one of us? His very nature is revealed in the verse: "God
is love."
As we drove, John started regaining his composure,
until I asked,."What if she: doesn't answer." Practically pop-



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

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


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:
Tigblanb Tiew 3apti t burct
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00
P-vening -;-e7-ace


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Evening Servlce
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


l.m.
a.m.


/:uu p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
RITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
SP. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


S Worship w :tus at

LongAvenue Ba tist Church


."Where Faith, Family


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

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


Gospel". If we did so the
Scripture would have to be
present in our lives. Let
me explain!
Truly, when Paul wrote
to the Colossians, chapter
3 and the first 5 verses
would do away with all
doubt about what I should
do with "Tim", that is
"myself" or for you, "your-
self". Look with me for just
a moment. If ye then be
risen with Christ, seek
those things which are
above, where Christ
sitteth on the right
hand of God. Set your
affection on things
above, not on things on
the earth. For ye are
dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is our
life, shall appear, then
shall ye also appear
with him in glory.
Mortify therefore your
members which are
upon the earth; forni-
cation, uncleanness,
inordinate affection,
evil concupiscence, and
covetousness, which is
idolatry. There is a few
more verse that follow that


are so important but space
and time will not allow me
to go further but you read
them.
To summarize this,
we must "Mortify" or
"Crucify" who we are and
never allow ourselves to
surface again. It should be
our goal to be hid in Christ
and show forth Him and
not we ourselves so that
others can find there way
home. Thy Father led
Thee to ever greater
works! This can only
be done if we are out of
the way, buried, dead to
the works of the flesh and
Christ sitting on the throne
of our lives with this prayer
manifest in heart and lives.
Our Father which art
in heaven, Hallowed be
thy name. Thy king-
dom come, Thy will be
done in earth, as it is
in heaven.
God bless and have a
great week.

In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries


ping his seat belt loose, he replied, "She better!"
That's one question we never have to wonder. "What if
Jesus doesn't answer?"
So stop. Don't let your love with Jesus grow cold. Pray.
Your love letter will be instantly delivered to the One who
loves you.
Rick Leland

Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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


"We are about our Father's business"




482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School .............. 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


Familyfiee(hurh

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... Port St. Joe
Aplachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& ;K Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford ,Fm Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net yWewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (51.33)

"Our Church can be your home"

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...............11 a.m.


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


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


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The Love Letter


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 29, 2007 5B


Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years







6B Thursday, November 29, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


By Jessica Chancey


School and it's involve-
ment with helping others
through the holidays...

School News/Clubs:
This year Port Saint Joe
High School had a great turn
out for the Thanksgiving
food drive. Key Club and
the National Honor Society
joined together to provide
a nice thanksgiving dinner
for six families. The club
members were asked to
bring in at least two cans
of food and two dollars to
their sponsors by Friday
November 16th. The money
was used to buy a turkey
for each of the six fami-
lies. The collection allowed
less unfortunate families to
enjoy a nice Thanksgiving.
The National Honor
Society sponsor, Ginger
Bernal, says there are some
upcoming events. "Our next
meeting will be November
27th." The extra shirts
National Honor Society
ordered to wear at com-
munity service projects are
now in. If you ordered a
shirt you may come by the
Guidance office and pick up
your shirts. Also, Tuesday
November 27th progress
reports will be issued.
The NJROTC will
be holding their annu-


al military inspection on
December 7th 2007. This
event is important and the
public is welcome.
The Art/Music
Department of Port St.
Joe High School will pres-
ent a combined Christmas
concert and Art display on
December 6, 2007 in the
high school commons area.
Musical performances by
the middle and high school
bands, chorus, guitar stu-
dents and the Arts Academy
student's projects will be
on display for all to enjoy.
Handmade holiday scented
candles and colorful can-
dleholders created by the
Arts Academy students
will be exhibited and for
sale during this evening's
performances, as well as
a Christmas CD from the
Music Department.

Attendance Policy:
Starting this year, 2007-
2008, the school board
has decided to change the
attendance policy where
students will not have so
many unexcused absences.
Grades six through twelve
will be given three days to
turn in an excused absence
note. After the fourth day,
the student will receive a
grade no higher than 59 in
the course or courses that
you have the unexcused


absences in. Parents will
be mailed after the fourth
absence to inform them of
the punishment. If the par-
ent wishes, they have five
days to initiate an appeal. If
the committee agrees with
the appeal, the student may
then be allowed to make up
their work and earn a grade
higher than 59. The follow-
ing are excusable absences:
religious holiday that fall
under Statutes 1003.21 and
1003.24, sickness or injury
documented by physician,
death within your imme-
diate family, legal reasons
and participation in an aca-
demic program. If you have
further questions contact
the school principal or visit
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us.

Sports:
Upcoming sport activi-
ties in November:
November 26: Boys
soccer game in Bozeman
at 8:00 p.m., Girls soc-
cer game in Bozeman at
6:00 p.m., Lady basketball
against Rutherford at home
at 6:00 p.m.
November 27: Boys
soccer game against West
Gadsden at home at 6:00
p.m., Girls soccer game
against Godby at home at
7:00 p.m.
November 29: Lady
basketball in Mosley at
2:15 p.m.
November 30:
Basketball in Wewa at
6/7:30 p.m.
"A thankful heart is not
only the greatest virtue, but
the parent of all the other
virtues." -Cicero


from

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It was a welcomed
break, but now it is time to
begin studying and learn-
ing again. We began our
week with The Scholastic
Book Fair and all the
excitement that it brings.
We encourage you to come
and share a book with
your child. The Fair will
continue through Friday,
November 30.

We are so proud of
JoAnn Raffleld on .being
selected as Port St. Joe
Elementary School's
"Teacher of the Year".
Many of our readers know
Mrs. Raffield and I know
you are grateful to her for
the impact she makes in
the lives of our students.
"CONGRATULATIONS
MRS. RAFFIELD."

Thanks to all the par-
ents and students that
made donations to our
new art program. We have
plenty of egg cartons and
coffee containers. We are
still in need of sponges,
colored tissue paper, and
various colors of con-
struction paper. Thanks
for making our program a
success!!!

Important Dates to


Remember:

November 27 -Progress
Reports and Parent Night


at the Book Fair
December 7 -AR
Movie
December 19th
-Challenge Play
December 21 -1/2 day
breakfast no lunch
December 24 -January
4th Christmas Holidays
January 7-1/2 day
Inservice 1/2 day teacher
workday
January 8 -Students
Return


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AARP Christmas Party
The Mexico Beach AARP Chapter 4325 will hold its
annual Christmas Luncheon on December 12, 2007, at
12:00 noon at the Olive Garden, 2397 Highway 77 in Panama
City. We will be ordering from the. menu. You will be respon-
sible to arrange for rides if necessary.
If you plan to attend and have not already signed up,
please call Marilyn Duncan at 647-3841 before December 7.
We must let the Olive Garden know how many to expect. New
officers will be installed... let's give them our support.

Third Annual Pick An Angel

Christmas Open House
A & A will be sponsoring their third annual "Pick An
Angel" Christmas open house on Thursday, December 6,
.from 4-6 p.m. CST. Hors devours will be served. The public
is invited to come by, greet the staff, and pick an angel off the
Christmas tree. Each angel will have a local Senior Citizen's
wish list. Pick one or all 3 items off the list and bring them
,back to A & A by December 17. A & A staff members will
,deliver the items to the Senior Citizen. A & A asks the public
:to assist in this event to ensure that the elderly are remem-
'bered during the holiday season, which can be a lonely time
:for those in need. A & As office is located at 211 Hwy 71
'in Wewahitchka. The "Angels" will consist of local Senior
:Citizens who reside in the Kinard area, Wewahitchka, Port
'St. Joe, and the Beaches.
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency
'Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
The regular meetings of the PSJRA Advisory Committee
,are held on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 5:15
'PM, at the City of Port St. Joe Fire Station.
December 6 January 3
February 7 March 6
April 3 May 1
June 5 July 3
August 7 September 4
October 2 November 6
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency Advisory
Committee Meeting Schedule
The regular meetings of the PSJRA Design Review
'Committee will be held at noon at the Sunset Coastal Grill
,on the following dates:
November 29
December 7, 14 and 20
January 4
All persons are invited to attend and participate. All per-
Isons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone wanting to
appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meet-
ing must have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes
'the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based.


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Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic's 6th
Annual Holiday Shoe drive Has Started!
It's time to go through your closets for those unwanted
pairs of shoes... IN REASONABLE CONDITION.
Please help those in need and bring the shoes to
Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 221 Highway 98 in
Apalachicola.
All shoes will be donated to Franklin's Promise. If you
are interested in receiving shoes, they will be on display every
Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time at
the American Legion Hall located at 801 US 98 at the cor-
ner of Apalachee Street in Apalachicola or call 653-3338 for
more information.

Homebuyer Education Class
Questions about how to buy a house, how to obtain
a mortgage, or even if you should buy a house? Get
some answers. The Gulf County Community Development
Corporation will be holding a Homebuyers education class at
the St. Joe Fire Station Hall at 6 p.m. on December 5 and 6.
Class will be for 3 hours each night. It's free and the public
is invited. If you're interested please contact John or Ricky
at 229-5399.

Florida Master Gardener Volunteer
The Gulf County Extension Service plans to offer a
Master Gardener Program.
Do you enjoy helping others? Have you ever wanted
to learn more about growing plants? Are you interested in
fruits, vegetables, ornamentals or lawns? If you answered
yes to these questions, 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 horticultural
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, vegetable garden-
ing, fruit culture, annuals, woody ornamentals, turf manage-
ment, foliage plants, pest control, basic landscaping and
identification and usage of common landscape plants.
Cost of the course is $150.00. Fees must be paid when
application is submitted. 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
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
For further information about the Master Gardener
Program contact:
Gulf County Extension Office
Old Courthouse Wewahitchka
639-3200 or 229-2909


Palm Tree Books & Other Cool Stuff
In her latest novel, "The Deal," Dwan Hightower weaves
a new tale for Special Agent Denlse Gibson, who is thrown
into an investigation of domestic bioterrorism. This time
the deaths hit close to home and involve close friends. It
will take all of her willpower to handle the alleged corrupt
Senator with kidd gloves ...
Stop by for the area's best selection of fine coffees & tea
drinks
Free Wireless
Internet
For your laptop
Always at Palm Tree Books & other cool stuff
Book Signing
Saturday, December 1
1-4 p.m.
Featured authors from Dream Catchers Publishing, Inc
will be in the store signing copies of their latest works. The
spotlight will be on Dwan Hightower and her newest novel,
The Deal.
Marjorie McCoy from NPR's "Between the Lines" will be
interviewing the authors.
In addition to Ms. Hightower, meet writers Sheryl
Grimes, Jack Mullin, Sim Shattuck, Bob Emerson and
Beverly Douds.
Sponsors for the event are Palm Tree Books, Vision
Bank & NPR.
Christmas on the Coast
December 1
Join us on Reid Avenue for Port St. Joe's annual kick-off
of the holiday season. Grab our December Peppermint Patty
Latte special, a cup of hot cocoa, or other treats!
Art Classes
Sign up now for a series of 6 drawing classes taught by
Heather Perkins from Gulf Coast Community College-6 ses-
sions
Wednesday 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Starting November 28th-$84
Can't attend six sessions? Create a Christmas work of
art to take home in one session!
Tuesday, December 11 6:30-8:30 $35.00
Space is limited so register early! Call 229-9277 for
information and to reserve your place in class.

The 3rd Annual Christmas

Cookie and Candy Exchange
Who: For all the ladies of the community to attend
What: Bring 3 dozen of your favorite cookies or candy,
along with your recipe to share in our cookbook.
When: Monday, December 3, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. EST
Where: Faith Bible Church Fellowship Hall
801 20U' St. in Port St. Joe
The perfect way to get your holiday season started. We
look forward to having you. For more information call June
Davis at 229-1089.


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Sewer Service will soon be

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This information package de-

scribes in detail how and when

sewer will be available. Three

public hearings will be held at

the White City Fire Station to

further describe the process.



First Public Hearing will be held

on Wednesday Decem er 12th

at 7:00 PM E.T. at the White city

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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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Personal Representative:
Russell Allen Cannon
26415 CR 167
o aI Fountain, FI. 32438
S ANNOUNCEENTS Publish November 29 &
1100 Legal Advertising December 6, 2007
1110- Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
Announcements
1130 -Adoptions
1140 Happy Ads
1150 Personals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
1160-Last OF THE FOURTEENTH
1170- Found JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

-CASE NO. 07-214-CA
1100 I UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, RURAL HOUS-.
ING SERVICE, USDA
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, Plaintiff,
FLORIDA v.
PROBATE DIVISION SHEBRETIA S. DANIELS;
File Number 07-84-PR UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
IN RE: ESTATE OF EM- SHEBRETIA S. DANIELS;
METT CANNON and all unknown parties
Deceased.claiming by, through, un-
der or against the herein
S named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead
NOTICE TO CREDITORS or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as
The administration of the heirs, devisees, grantees,
estate of EMMETT CAN- assignees, lienors, credi-
NON deceased, File Num- tors, trustees, spouses, or
ber 07-84PR, is pending in other claimants; TENANT
the Circuit Court for Gulf #1 and/or TENANT #2,
County, Florida, Probate the parties intended to ac-
Division, the address of count for the persons or
persons in possession;
which is Gulf County GULF COUNTY BOARD
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. OF COUNTY COMMIS-
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. SIONERS
Joe, Florida 32456. The Defendants.
names and addresses of /
the personal representa-
tive and the personal NOTICE OF SALE
representative's attorney
are set forth below. Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Final
ALL INTERESTED PER- Judgement of Foreclosure
S TOS ARE NOTIIED dated November 13, 2007
SONS ARE NOTIFIED in this cause, I will sell the
THAT: property situated in GULF
County, Florida described
All creditors of the dece- as:
dent and other persons A PARCEL OF LAND IN
having claims or demands THE SOUTHWEST
against decedent's estate QUARTER OF SECTION
on whom a copy of this 18, TOWNSHIP 5
notice is served within SOUTH,RANGE9 WEST,
three (3) months after the GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
date of the first publication TICULARLY DESCRIBED
of this notice must file AS FOLLOWS: COM-
their claims with this Court MENCE AT A POINT OF
WITHIN THE LATER OF INTERSECTION OF THE
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- NORTH BOUNDARY
TER THE DATE OF THE LINE OF THE SOUTH-
FIRST PUBLICATION OF WEST QUARTER OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY SECTION 18 WITH THE
(30) DAYS AFTER THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF
DATE OF SERVICE OF A WAY BOUNDARY LINE
COPY OF THIS NOTICE OF STATE ROAD NO. 71
ON THEM. (HAVING A 66 FOOT
WIDE RIGHT OF WAY);
THENCE GO SOUTH 18
All other creditors of the DEGREES 16 MINUTES
decedent and persons 14 SECONDS EAST
having claims or demands ALONG SAID WEST-
against the decedent's es- ERLY RIGHT OF WAY
tate must file their claims BOUNDARY LINE (AS
with this Court WITHIN MONUMENTED) FOR A
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- DISTANCE OF 271.31
TER THE DATE OF THE FEET FOR THE POINT
FIRST PUBLICATION OF OF BEGINNING. FROM
.THIS NOTICE. SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
THIS NOTICE. NG CONTINUE
NING, CONTINUE
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 16
ALL CLAIMS AND DE- MINUTES, 14 SECONDS
MANDS NOT SO FILED EAST ALONG SAID
WILL BE FOREVER RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
BARRED. ARY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 107.00 FEET;
The date of first publica- THENCE DEPARTING
tion of this Notice is No- SAID RIGHT OF WAY
,vember 29, 2007. BOUNDARY LINE, GO
SOUTH 86 DEGREES 26
MINUTES 09 SECONDS
Attorney for Personal Rep- WEST FOR A DISTANCE
resentative: WS FOR A N
arlesentative: OF 210.00 FEET;
Charles A. Costin THENCE GO NORTH 18
Post Office Box 98 DEGREES 16 MINUTES
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 14 SECONDS WEST
Telephone: (850) FOR A DISTANCE OF
227-1159 107.00 FEET; THENCE
Florida Bar No. 699070 GO NORTH 86 DE-
GREES 26 MINUTES 09


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SECONDS EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 210.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
a/k/a 5051 S.
Highway 71,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the front lobby
of the Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m., on December 13,
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 60
days after the sale.
Dated at FOURTEENTH,
Florida this 14 day of
November, 2007.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish November 29 &
December 6, 2007




NOTICE OF INTENT TO
USE UNIFORM METHOD
OF COLLECTING
EMS TAX ASSESS-
MENTS

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
attend.

In the event any person
dides 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-


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batim record of the public
hearing is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence on
which the appeal is to be
based. In accordance with
the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion or interpreter to partic-
ipate in this proceeding
should contact the County
Clerk at (850) 229-6444,
seven (7) days prior to the
date of the hearing.

Dated this 9th day of No-
vember, 2007.

By Order of:
William C. Williams, III -
Chairman
Gulf County, FLORIDA

Ad# 2007-122
Publish November 15, 22,
29, and December 6, 2007



NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
AND REGULAR BOARD
MEETING OF THE
SEASIDE VILLAGE
COMMUNITY DEVEL-
OPMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that the
Board of Supervisors of
the Seaside Village Com-
munity Development Dis-
trict will hold a Public
Hearing on Tuesday, De-
cember 11, 2007 at 2:00
p.m. at the Carrabelle
Senior Center, 201 Ave-
nue F, Carrabelle, Florida
32322.
The purpose of
the Public Hearing is to
receive public comment
on the Fiscal Year 2008
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
which may properly come
before it. The meeting is
open to the public and will
be conducted in accord-
ance with the provisions
of Florida Law for Com-
munity Development Dis-
tricts. A copy of the
Budget and/or the
Agenda may be obtained
at the office of the District
Manager, 6131 Lyons
Road, Suite 100, Coconut
Creek, Florida, 33073.
The meeting may
be continued to a date,
time, and location speci-
fied on the record at the
meeting.
In accordance
with e provisions of the
Americans with Disabili-
tiesAct, any person re-
quiring special accommo-
dations or an interpreter
to/participate at this meet-
irtg should contact the
District Manager at (877)
2#6-0889 at least five (5)
days prior to the date of
te particular meeting.
If any person de-
cides to appeal any deci-
siop made with respect to
any\ matter considered at
this meeting, such person
will reed a record of the
proceeding and such per-
son may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of
the proceeding is made at
his or her own expense
and which record includes
the testimony and evi-
dence on which the ap-
peal is based.

District Manager
Seaside Village Commu-


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nity Development Dis-
trict

Publish November 22 &
29, 2007



NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0708-07

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
will receive bids from any
person, company, or cor-
poration interested in pur-
chasing the following
items:

A) 1 Lowboy Trailer
(#70-231 / VIN#6818)
B) 1 1986 Chevrolet
Blazer (#295-65 / VIN#
1G8ED18J8GF100734)
C) 1 1985 Chrysler 250
Van (#70-556 / VIN#2
B4HB21H1FK280092)
D) 1 1994 White Ford
Club Wagon Van
(#25-154 / VIN#
1FBJS31 H1RHB81844)
E) 1 1995 Dodge Ram
3500 Van (#75-21 / VIN#
2B5WB5Z4SK550616)
F) 1 1985 Dodge Cus-
tom 350 Truck (#75-77 /
VIN# 1B7KW3FS638633)
G) 1 1993 Dodge D150
Pickup Truck #70-471/
VIN#1B7GE16Y8PS2514
01)
H) 1 1994 Dodge B350
Van (#75-26 / VIN#
285WB35Z8AK186128)

The items may be viewed
by contacting the Public
Works Department at
(850) 227-1401.

Please reference on your
bid which item(s) are be-
ing bid, and indicate on
the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID
NUMBER.

Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T.,
on Friday, December 7,
2007. Bids will be opened
at this same location on
Monday, December 10,
2007 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids received.


BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA

BY: BILL WILLIAMS,
CHAIRMAN

ATTEST: REBECCA L.
NORRIS, CLERK

Ad #2007-124
Publish: November 29 &
December 6, 2007



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.
232007CA000273
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1100
HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF
OF ACE SECURITIES
CORR HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST AND FOR
THE REGISTERED HOLD-
ERS OF ACE SECURITIES
CORP. HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST, SERIES
2006-HE2M ASSET
BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES
Plaintiff,
vs.
LINDA DIANE BRANTON;
et al,.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LINDA DIANE
BRANTON
Last Known Address
136 CANALA STREET
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
32456
Current Residence Is Un-
known
YOU ARE NOTI-
FIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following described
property in Gulf County,
Florida:

LOT 11, BLOCK 10,
YON'S ADDITION TO
BEACON HILL AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 45, PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on SMITH, HIATT, & DIAZ,
PA., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is PO BOX
11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438, within 30
days from first date of
publication, and file the
original with the Clerk of
this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint
or petition.
DATED on No-
vember 13, 2007.

As Clerk of the Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk


Publish November
29, 2007


22 &


PUBLIC NOTICE


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

AN ORDINANCE OF
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA MODIFYING
BOUNDARIES OF THE
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT, A DEPEND-
ENT FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING FOR A LE-
GAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE MODIFIED BOUND-
ARIES OF SUCH DIS-
TRICT, PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT
THEREWITH, PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE


The public hearing will be


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held during the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioner's meeting
on Tuesday, December
11, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., E.T.
in the County Commis-
sioner's meeting room in
the Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Com-
plex, Port St. Joe, Florida.

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

A copy of the proposed
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00
a.m., est., and 5:00 p.m.
est. at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA

BY: BILL WILLIAMS,


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he/she will need a
of the proceeding
that for such p
he/she may need
sure a verbatim re
the proceedings
and which would
any evidence upor
the appeal is to be

A copy of the pr
Ordinance is avail.
inspection on we
between the hours
a.m., est., and 5:(
est. at the Office
Clerk of Court
County Courthous
C.G. Costin, Sr.,
Port St. Joe,
32456.

BOARD OF. C(
COMMISSIONER!
GULF COUNTY,
IDA

BY: BILL WILL
CHAIRMAN

Ad #2007-125
Publish: Novembe
December 6, 2007



REQUEST FOR P
COMMENT!
State of Florid
Department of Er
mental Protect

The Departmer
Environmental Pro
Bureau of Beach
Coastal System


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record soliciting public
gs and comments on an
purpose application for a coastal
to en- construction control line
cord of permit submitted by Mr.
made Clayton E. Anderson, RE.,
include for Joseph Casey and
n which Kathryn Candace
based. Yarbrough, pursuant to
Chapter 161.053, Florida
opposed Statutes, and 628-33, Flor-
sble for ida Administrative Code.
ekdays
of 9:00 This application is for the
)0 p.m. construction of a
of the three-story, single-family
maGulf dwelling, other
e,1000 structures/activities and
Blvd., placement of fill. Project
Florida, location: Between
S approximately 291 feet
and 343 feet west of refer-
DUNTY ence monument-R-129, in
f Gulf County, and is within
FLOR- the local jurisdiction of
Gulf County. Project ad-
dress: 140 Louisiana Lane
LIAMS, (Lot5, Beachside Subdivi-
sion), Cape San Bias.

Plans for this proposed
er 29 & project are available for
public inspection or, by
appointment, at the office
of the Bureau of Beaches
and Coastal Systems at
5050 West Tennessee
UBLIC Street, Building B, Talla-
S L hassee, Florida, from 8:00
rn A.M. to 5:00 RM.
rviron-
tion This public comment no-
tice is being distributed in
nt of order to assist the Depart-
)tection, ment of Environmental
es and Protection in developing
is, is


CHAIRMAN

Ad #2007-126
Publish: November 29 &
December 6, 2007



PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS L -
HEREBY GIVEN that the D&D's MOBILE AUTO
Gulf County Board of REPAIR 1! Eva !
County Commissioners ASE certified, repairs @ A Tall Busty Italian
will hold a public hearing home, business, or Stallion, Lingerie & high
to consider adoption of an roadside, towing available, heels will give you a
ordinance with the follow- Wewa beaches and complete thrill
ing title: Cape. 850-785-0016
Call Dan at 227-8225 850-785-0016
AN ORDINANCE OF
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA MODIFYING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE W
OVERSTREET FIRE
CONTROL DISTRICT, A Resp 17 yr old looking for
DEPENDENT FIRE CON- wkd baby sitting job. My
TROL DISTRICT OF home or yours. Ref avail D& D Landscaping. Fall
GULF COUNTY, FLOR- on request. Call: 227-1408 Clean Up,Rake Leave,
IDA, PROVIDING FOR A after 5 pm Clean Gutters, Tree Trim-
LEGAL DESCRIPTION ming, Storm windows
OF THE MODIFIED installed and handy work
BOUNDARIES OF SUCH or Maint. Dan @ 227-8225
DISTRICT, PROVIDING 11-7
FOR REPEAL OF ORDI- OLD MAIDS BY
NUANCES IN CONFLICT THE BAY INC
THEREWITH, PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY Cleaning Service In
AND PROVIDING FOR Business locally for 5
AN EFFECTIVE DATE years, honest, depend-
able, reasonable, &
good local references. Clayton's Tractor Svc.
The public hearing will Residential, vacation Disking, Bush Hogging,
held during the Gulf Land Reienil Dirt Re-v
County Board of Coun rentals. Free Estimates. Land leveling, Dirt Re-
County Board of County 229-1654 or 227-5876 moval & Food plots. Call
Commissioner's meeting 227-5771
on Tuesday, December
11, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., E.T Suds and
in the County Commis- Scrubs
sioner's meeting room in Total Cleaning
the Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building, Gulf Solutions
County Courthouse Com- Residential,
plex, Port St. Joe, Florida. Commercial & New
plex, Port St. JoeConstruction. Golden Rule PET SITT-
All interested persons may Daily, weekly,monthly. ING SERVICE. Perfect al-
appear and be heard with Call Karol Stricker for ternative to kenneling your
reappectar and be heard with free estimates 4 legged kids. Referred by
respect to the proposed 850-647-3387 or cell local vet. Reliable pet
Ordinance. If a person 850-899-1564. sitter/pet owner. Does
decides to appeal any de- home visits while you are
cisions made by the Gulf 20 yrs experienced home visits while you are
County Commission with professional services. away. In business 7 years.
County Cm n Senior Discounts! Call Dan 227-8225
respect to any matter con- Senior Discounts!
sidered at this hearing, .___ _ _


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facts on which to base a
decision on the permit ap-
plication. For accuracy
and completeness, all
comments should be sub-
mitted in writing with sup-
porting data, evidence or
rationale to furnish a clear
understanding of the basis
for the comments. The de-
cision as to whether a per-
mit will be issued will be
based on an evaluation of:
(1) The design adequacy
of the proposed construc-
tion. (2) The expected im-
pact of the proposed con-
struction to the
beach/dune system. (3)
The expected. impact of
the proposed construction
to .adjacent properties. (4)
The expected impact of
the proposed construction
on lateral public beach ac-
cess. (5) The appropriate
siting of the proposed
construction with respect
to. local setback, zoning
restrictions, and maximum
usage of upland portions
of the property. (6) The ex-
pected impact of the pro-
posed construction on
nesting sea turtles and
hatchlings and their habi-
tat.
Comments should be sent
to the Florida Department
of Environmental
Protection, Bureau of
Beaches and Coastal
Systems, 3900
Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station
300, Tallahassee, Florida
32399 within 14 days of
this notice, and should
refer to file number
GU-464.
Publish November 29,
2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
On October 19, 2007, Cor-
nerstone Community Ra-
dio, Inc., filed an applica-
tion with the Federal Com-
munications Commission
in Washington, D.C., for a
construction permit for a
new noncommercial edu-
cational FM broadcast sta-
tion at Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, on a frequency of 90.3
MHz, with an effective ra-
diated power of 100,000
Watts, at an antenna
height of 152 meters
above average terrain, op-
erating from a transmitter
site at Landfill Road, Port
St. Joe, FL, and with a
main studio at a location
to be determined. The of-
ficers and directors of Cor-
nerstone Community Ra-
dio, Inc., are Richard L.
Van Zandt, William Reid,
II, Richard, Beaman, Ken
Hettinga, and Noah Van
Zandt. A copy of the appli-
cation is available for pub-
lic inspection at the Gulf
County Public Library, 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, during' normal
business hours.'
Publish November 22, 29,
& December 6, 2007

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Mini Storage and Office, 3230 offers ood hours and -?V 3 br, 2 ba furnished home,
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property no later than AAPortStJoe218Long pleasant work environ- J: Long term lease. No pets Cottage, gulf view, $100K
December 7, 2007. There are specific Flor- Ave. Port St. Joe Fl. 32456 ment. If interested, please Very Nice Apt in nice $1200 mo. 85-647-8317. below recent appraisal.
Property is located at ida Statutes applicable t end resume to: Snacks/Soda,- neighborhood, close to 850-647-8 $335,000.17. below recent appraisal850-877-7189.
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Amer ic a's Mini Sorag to th e sale oo to Long Ave turn right go Medical Center- Manager Locations schools. Rare avlabl- 2 ba water-
merce Drive, Port St. Joe, transportated into the to 218 Long) Friday and 35 Island Drive, Suite 14 Avail now ,Professional ity $750mo negotiable.1.46 es $183k
FL, Gulf County. state for the purpose of Saturday, 9am. to 5pm Eastpoint, FL Equipment & Support 850-227-5883. obo. Please Call 639-6958
selling. t Rain or Shine indoors. 32328 Many Options Pass/C30 1 br, 1 ba, w/ for details
SseS o kids toys, Kids Clothes, Cash/Financing available I.eoki patio rm, Ig-wooded lot
Daniel Adkins Storage of TV's, Knick Knacks Call: 87 I 8 3 72e pato rm Ig-ooded lot
Car- Dorlorean Body- Not Please research Flor- TV's, Knick Knacks EOE/DFWP/ M F (800-37)6130 berlin appl,
Operable ida Statute 828.29 (#B02002-037) 6130 frs, new apps, W&D,
(Dogs and cats trans- 2.br2.5baTownhouse lo- $590 mon Furn, Unfurn 7150
TRG Environmental Con- ported or offered for Christmas -- ---- cated in Port St Joe. nego. No smkrs. Bay County -
tractors, LLC. Storage of sale; health require- Bazaar $ +d i ep, Please Call 850-899-0261/appt Fountain Area
$675mo+dep, Please Call 850-899-0261/appt
45 Roll-Off Material/Trash ments; consumer guar- Clearance Sale 850-545-5814 Overstreet Area, 1 br 1 5 Acres $22500
Large Containers antee) -before you of- Overstreet Area, 2.5 Acres, $22,500
Larger for sale a cat or Faith Christian School Restaurant/Food Service 1000 sf office space, ba, new home, $600mo+ Owner Financing
fer for sale a cat or 801 20th Street Carrabelle, FL. $600/mo security deposit. Please www.landcallnow.com
Michelle Love Storageof dog. FRIDAY, 11/30 @9 am Manager 850-562-4996' Call 850-227-4128 1-941-778-7980/7565
Van Che Van Not Op- SATURDAY 12/1 8am-12N For established food
erable Christmas decor, gifts and oper- Pt. St. Joe
Doreen Mork Storage yard sale treasures, ation in Apalachiocola. R EL E RRE 2 br MH, Clean quiet
Doreen Mork Storage Call 800-799-1984 R neighborhood. $475 mo.
1#B-40 Misc. Furnishings, Call 800-799-1984. n
#B-40 Misc. Furnishings, Web id #33966911 6100 Business/ 140 Avail Dec. 1st. 227-8777 Gulf County,
Personal Property. Mini-Dachshund Pups GARAGE SALE! Nov 30th Commercial 3 & 4 br homes New
Gennifer Terry Storage 8wk & 7mo Old Babies & Dec 1st. FRI. & SAT.6110- Apartments Construction in Mexico Unfurnished 3br, 1.5.ba Florida
#B-nMisc. Furnishingse- Shots, $185 + Cash!! 7am CST. 100 3rd St., Sales 6120- Beach Rentals Beach starting at $895, house w/garage located Wetappo Timber
Personal Property. 638-3015/326-0486 Mexico Beach. Microwave, 6130- CondoTownhouse 1/2 mile from beach, pool near schools in nice Plantation
electric stove, day bed, re- Secret Shoppers 6140 House Rentals & pool house on property, neighborhood. $900mo 7,499 acres located just
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Publish November 22 & s Earnupto $50perday. 610-Rooms Rent Call 850-229-2706 for de- miles from Mexico Beach.
29, 2007 mas decorations, & many Undercover shoppers 6170 Mobile Home/Lot taills Great blended investment
29 2007 other items. needed to judge retail and 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals tails Great blended investment
SB I dining establishments. 6190 Timeshare Rentals capable of producing sus-
PUBLIC NOTICE Exp not required, call 6200 Vacation Rentals trained cash flow through
I SKK: Port St. Joe Beach (800)-491-5372 2000sf+ large porch on forest management. ap-
The Port St. Joe Port Au- Yard Sale! Web id #33962820 3 1.5 secluded acres, 3 1 6170 proximately 91% of the
thority will hold its regular Fr 10-5 and Sat 95 large br, 2 full bath, Con- 2 br 2 ba, Mexico Beach, property is pine plantation,
monthly meeting on Mon- 8507 Tradewinds Drive 6100 puter rm/ofc. large clos- fenced in backyard, $700/ primarily merchantable
day, December 10, 2007, GulfAir ets, furn'd kitchen & laun- mo + sec dep. Pets ok timber. Sealed bids due
at 5:00 p.m., E.DT., atthe M DISE Large Print Books, Downtown PSJ o filings with 2300sf w/dep. 706-319-8889 December 14, 2007.
oardRmfWth ital Large Print Books, ts t concrete slab under LandVest, Inc., in conjunc-
CBan 04Monunt 3 AntiWomen's clothes (sm to 4130 Small Retail/ Office spaces house for car, boat, etc. tion with Alan Mackey, FL
Avenue, rtStMo Joumeor 31100- Antiq es med.) Much more! for rent. On Reid Ave. 200 yards from St Joe Broker. For Bidding Pack-
ida. All who wish may at- 3120 Arts & Crafts *REMEMBER:* 850-527-7869. Bay, Simmons Bayou, age call 229-924-8400 or
tend and be heard. 3130 Auctions SAT. Dec 19a11am Ads in this classifica- 2318 C-30 Rd, $985mo, 2 br, 1 ba MH 5 miles visit www.landvest.com
If any person decides to3150 Building Supplies YARD SALE! tion may or may not re- Month to Month 850-227-2185 pass Overstreet. $500 Lot for Sale
wtappeal any decisionmade 160- Business 523 4th Street quire an investment orLeasin month deposit Please B Owner
with respect to any matter Equipment Toys & Household Items! may be multi-level mar- Leasing Call 850-648-5306.y ner
considered at the meet- 3170 Collectibles keting opportunities. We 1 Mile From New Hospital s Ward Ridge, on Betty Dr,
ing, he or she will need a 3180 Computers do not recommend giv- WAREHOUSE unit 1250 LONGTERMREtALS ,- $79K. Call 340-0215
record of the proceedings, 3190 Electronics Yard Sale! ing credit card or bank SF/office bathroom 12x12 C
and, for such purpose, he 3200 Firewood account information out roll up door, Port St Joe
or she may need to en- 3210- Free Pass It On 603 16th St, Port St Joe over the phone. Always corner of Pondarosa Pines
sure that a verbatim rec- 3220 Furniture Sat Dec 1st 8am-? research the company & Rutherord in Jones Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba For Rent, 1470 Mobile
ord of the proceedings is 3230- Garage/Yard Sales Multi Family Yard Salel you plan to do business Homestead. $650 a month 1200 sq ft cottages in Home, '2br, CH&A, clean
made, which record in- Things to Eat withBEFORE investing. +1 mo rent dep. 814-7911 exclusive Barefoot Cot- & furnished, at Simmons Live in Luxury. Quality
ludes the testimony and Health & Fitness tages community. Bayou. Call 850-229-6495 built, bedroom custom
3260e- Health,& Fitness pooi home in Adobe
evidence upon which the 3270 Jewelry/Clothing ra Unit for Large scrnd in porches. Ridge, Yuma, Arizona.
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Equipment 3300 50 States; Hawaii Bound, from ffordae sac peting, tiled kitchen 800-921-3624
Publish: November 29, 30 Mdical Equipmen National Company now when you need it, call and counter, full size stack Free Rent For December .
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- Supplies ufacturers for under in- USA. week paid training. Mexico Beach 648-5276 tub, playgrounds, com- $650 sec dep. No pets
'" 3330 Restaurant/Hotel sured or No insurance, All Transportation & lodging munity building with ex- Please!! 850-639-5721
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PT& ANIMAL $57K annually including cludg tax. ore inventory cur- 8110 Cars
210 Pets Federal Benefits and OT Call 814-7400 rently offering reduced 120 SportsUtility Vehicles
2100 Pets Call 814-7400 8130- -Trucks
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ing 74HOLIDAY MOVE IN SPE- Property 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
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Attorney General Mccollum Brings Cybersafety Program To The Capital City



State education associations endorse effort to protect children ~


Attorney General Bill
McCollum today visited Leon
High School in Tallahassee,
Florida's oldest continuously
accredited high school, and


spoke to students, teachers
and administrators about the
importance of cybersafety.
Designed to empower chil-
dren to recognize and avoid


internet child predators, the
Attorney General's program
combines real-life stories and
examples to help students
stay safe online.


GULF COUNlY SHERIFF'S 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
Line.

On 11/15 Anthony Ray
Fridley, 20, and Justin Body,
21, were arrested for burglary.
It is alleged that they entered
the City of Wewahitchka
Storage yard and removed
copper wire; brass fitting,
tools and gasoline form the
yard. Investigators went to
a residence in Wewahitchka
and recovered much of the


stolen material. During the
investigation several golf cart
batteries were located that
the two admitted stealing in
the Lands Landing area. If
you have had a Golf Cart
Battery stolen contact Inv.
Greg Skipper 227-1160.
On 11/16 Paul Patrick
Gates, 18, was arrested for
DWLSR.
On 11/16 Henry Felix
Fuller, 50, was arrested on
a violation of probation war-
rant. It is alleged that he
tested positive for illegal nar-
cotics.
On 11/17 James
Raymond Heath, 40, was
arrested on a violation of
probation warrant. It is
alleged that Mr. Heath con-
sumed alcohol, which was a
violation of his probation.
On 11/18 deputies
responded to a domestic dis-
turbance on Gray Anderson,
they found a vehicle block-
ing the road. The suspect
Ray Ellison Stripling Jr.,


35, was arrested for Battery,
criminal mischief for break-
ing a window in the victim's
vehicle and resisting without
violence.
On 11/18 deputies
responded to a disturbance on
Highway 71 in Wewahitchka,
they found John Burl Vickery,
30, fighting with his stepchil-
dren. They were fighting over
some fish bones; Vickery was
arrested for domestic bat-
tery
On 11/18 deputies
responded to a domestic dis-
turbance when they arrived
that both parties had struck
the other, Alice Renee Causey,
35, and Scotty Harrell, 35,
were arrested for domestic
battery.
On 11/20 deputies went
to Bay County and picked up
Toby Adam Gray, 27, on war-
rants for failure to appear
and Amie Louise Posey, 36,
on warrants for Burglary to a
structure.


"The internet provides
our young people exciting,
ever-expanding opportunities
for learning and communi-
cating, but online dangers are
also growing and evolving,"
said Attorney General Bill
McCollum. "I greatly appreci-
ate the support of Florida's.
education community to
bring this message to our
children and their parents.
Their partnership is vital in
our effort to reach every mid-
dle and high school student
in Florida."
Attorney General
McCollum was joined by Dr.
Wayne Blanton, Executive
Director of the Florida School
Boards Association and Jim
Warford, Executive Director
of the Florida Association of
School Administrators, who
announced the endorsement
of the Attorney General's
CyberSafety Educational
Program by their organiza-
tions.
"The safety of our stu-
dents is first and .foremost
in the minds of all school
personnel," said Dr. Wayne
Blanton. "The Attorney
General's program goes a
long way in making our stu-
dents safer both in and out of
the school setting."
The Florida School
Boards Association, Inc.
(FSBA) is a nonprofit corpo-
ration representing all school
board members in Florida.
FSBA has been the collec-
tive voice for Florida school
districts since 1930 and
is closely allied with other
educational and communi-


ty agencies to work toward
improvement of education in
Florida.
"On behalf of Florida's
school Principals, I want
to thank Attorney General
McCollum for providing
schools the resources they
need to help protect our
students from this growing
threat," said Jim Warford.
The Florida Association
of School Administrators is
comprised of administrators,
district superintendents,
principals, supervisors and
those who support the pub-
lic schools of Florida and
is dedicated to the develop-
ment of effective education-
al leadership. The Attorney
General's CyberSafety
Education Initiative is also
supported by the Florida
Association of District
School Superintendents, the
Florida Association of School
Resource Officers and the
Florida Sheriff's Association.
Members of the Attorney
General's Child Predator
CyberCrime Unit have been
bringing the 50-minute cyber-
safety program to middle and
high school students state-
wide since the beginning of
this school year. The pro-
gram specifically targets mid-
dle and high school students
to educate them' aboutper-
sonal internet safety. During
the presentations students
receive information about the
dangers, risks, and tactics
used today by online preda-
tors. They also learn what
constitutes a cybercrime and
how to report it. An open line


of communication between
the students and the victim
advocates is strongly encour-
aged to give the opportu-
nity for private disclosure.
Students are also taught how
to recognize when a friend is.
in Cyberr danger" and what
they can do to help. The
victim advocates offer refer-
ral resources and counseling
to any child who discloses
victimization and steps are
then taken when law enforce-
ment is able to investigate an
offense.
For tips on safe inter-
net surfing, parents, students
and educators are encour-
aged to log on to the Attorney
General's new cybersafety
website, http://www.safe-
florida.net/safesurf for valu-
able information about stay;
ing safe while online. The
'SafeSurf children's page
includes several entertaining
and educational games that
teach internet safety; the teen
SafeSurf page offers tips on
safeguarding personal infor-
mation and avoiding danger-
ous situations; and the web
page for adults offers a guide
to popular internet language
used in chat rooms and gives
safety advice on how to moni-
tor what your children are
doing on the internet. Middle
and high school principals
can click on the red school
house icon developed spe-
cifically for them and register
their school to receive the
Attorney General's cybersafe-
ty presentation.


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Governor Crist Appoints

Four To The Apalachee

Regional Planning Council


Governor Charlie Crist
today announced the fol-
lowing reappointments and
appointments:
Apalachee Regional
Planning Council
(Senate confirmation
required)
Ellen Y. Davies, 52,
of Crawfordville, vice presi-
dent of marketing, Southeast
Corporate Federal Credit
Union, reappointed for a
term beginning November 23,
2007, and ending October 1,
2009.
Henry G. Grant,
59, of Quincy, county exten-


sion director, University of
Florida, reappointed for a
term beginning November 23,
2007, and ending October 1,
2009.
Dawn E. Radford,
59, of Eastpoint, instruc-
tor, Gulf Coast Community
College, reappointed for a
term beginning November 23,
2007, and ending October 1,
2009.
Kendall Wade, 67, of
Bristol, retired, succeeding
Merel Y. Shuler, appointed for
a term beginning November
23, 2007, and ending October
1, 2009.


Governor Crist Reappoints Three To

The Port St. Joe Port Authority


Attorney General Cautions Parents: Check Toy Recall

Lists Before Holiday Shopping For Your Children

~ McCollum: Lead and other hazards present safety threats this holiday season -


Attorney General Bill
McCollum today issued
a consumer advisory, urg-
ing parents to check toy
recall lists before shopping
for their children's holiday
presents; According to the
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC),
more than 50 toys have been
recalled since the beginning
of the year, most due to toxic
levels of lead or lead paint.
The toys include popular
brands such as Mattel and
Fisher-Price and millions
of "must-have" toys such as
certain Thomas & Friends
Wooden Railway Toys, Aqua
Dots craft kits and some
Barbie doll accessories.
"I am concerned about


the staggering number of
reports of tainted toys coming
into the United States and the
dangers they pose to our.chil-
dren," said Attorney General
Bill McCollum. "Parents need
to do their research before
they head out for holiday
toy shopping. There is noth-
ing more important than the
safety of our children and in
this case, knowledge could
literally save lives."
The dangers don't stop
with lead exposure, as evi-
denced with the recall this
month of the Aqua Dots craft
kit because of toxic coating on
the toy that rendered at least
two children unconscious.
While most toys should at
this point have been pulled


from store shelves, McCollum
encouraged parents to go
back and check any toys they
may have purchased earli-
er in the year before recalls
were announced. Recalled
toys can also occasionally
show up at flea markets and
resale shops. To make it eas-
ier for parents to keep track
of the recalls, the Attorney
General's Office is providing
a "Do Not Shop" List contain-
ing the most recently recalled
toys for parents to print and
take into stores when holiday
shopping.
The list, along with
links to the CPSC's website
is available on the Attorney
General's website at http://
www.myfloridalegal.com. A


current list of toys recalled
this year can also be found
at http://www.cpsc.gov/recen-
trecalls.html.
The Attorney General's
Office will continue to moni-
tor the recalls and discuss
options with Attorneys
General around the country
who are equally concerned
about lead-tainted toys. As
it becomes available, the
Attorney General's Office
will provide additional recall
information on its website.
A copy of the Attorney
General's "Do Not Shop" List
is available online at: http://
myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.
nsf/WF/JFAO-795UGC/$file/
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Governor Charlie Crist
announced the following
reappointments:
Port St. Joe Port
Authority, Gulf County
James "Allen" Cox,
59, of Port St. Joe, president
of CQ Developments LLC,
i-eappointed for a term begin-
ning October 11, 2007, and
ending September 7, 2011.
Johnny O. Mize, 51,


of Port St. Joe, owner of
Mize Plumbing Services and
Supply Inc., reappointed for
a term beginning October 11,
2007, and ending July 18,
2011.
Johanna. L. White,
47, of Port St. Joe, commu-
nity president of Capital City
Bank, reappointed for a term
beginning October 11, 2007,
and ending July 25, 2011.


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The application submission
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1 1, 2008 and funded pro-
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administrator and facilitat-
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Department of Labor WIRED
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and Graduate degree in
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Administration from Florida
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daughter of Susan Wilder
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Port St. Joe native
Nichole Wilder is the newly
appointed Physical Education
Coordinator for the Florida
Department of Education.
She will be responsible for the
revision of the Sunshine State
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well as review and implemen-
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In territorial days, St.
James' Church in Port St.
Joe was one of just seven
Episcopal Churches char-


tered by the Territorial
Legislature of Florida.
The pastor at St. James'
served those of his faith in


Wewahitchka.
In 1870, Dr. John
Washington Keys, a native of
Montgomery, Ala. moved to


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Wewahitchka with his wife
Caroline and their daughters,
Julia and Alice.
Keys had once visited
St. Andrews in Bay County
before the Civil War and
found the area much to his
liking.
Worth noting, is that
Lake Caroline in Bay County
is named after Caroline Keys
and the twin lakes in down-
town Wewahitchka, Alice and
Julia, were named after the
couple's daughters.
Keys hired an immigrant
carpenter from Bohemia
named Francis Rummel to
build St. John's Church
and the building was offi-
cially consecrated on Nov.
26, 1903.
The Great Depression
and World War II reduced the
number of practicing parish-
ioners and the church was
sold for $10 in 1943 to a
Presbyterian congregation.
The Presbyterian congre-
gation rented the facility for
weekly services to the St.
John's parishioners who still
remained.
'The church was reorga-
nized in 1950 by a committee
of 10: including Mrs. Pearl
Clark, Mrs. Alma Parker, Mrs.
Celia Kilbourn, Mrs. Rosenia
Kilbourn, Mr. Max Kilbourn,
Capt. Charles Brunner,
Mrs. Roberta Harden, Mr.
Durward Owens, Sr. and
Mrs. Barbara Shirley-Scott
McCord, the lone surviving
member of that committee.
McCord noted after


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Sunday's service how many
meetings and services were
conducted in the living room
of one of the Kilbourns'
homes, keeping the church's
flame alive.
In recent years, St. John's
has experienced healthy
growth and essentially out-
grew the old building and
Bobo and Betty Ann Owens
donated five acres four miles
north of the original location,
just after a traveler on Hwy.
71 crosses the West Arm
Bridge, and a new church
was completed in 2005.
"There were times over
the years I thought the church
might die out," a beaming
McCord said. "Father Huft
came here, what, more than


20 ydars ago, and revital-
ized it.
"Never in my dreams
would I have thought we'd
have this church and this vil-
lage. I know this church will
go on.
The Episcopal Church
is a Christian denomination
organized in Philadelphia
in 1789. It has been pres-
ent almost since the first
European settlers came to
North America.
The doctrine, liturgy
and traditions that guide the
church stem from the Church
of England and both Roman
Catholic and evangelical tra-
ditions are represented in the
church.


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