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Litigants Drop


Violation of Sludge Regulations Settlement


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The sludge keeps getting deeper in north
Gulf County.
Now the owners and operators of
Wetappo Farms (WF) and Gulf County Farms
(GCF) are facing penalties for violating state
statutes governing the dumping and handling
of sludge near Wewahitchka.
On Nov. 21, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (FDEP) sent.
by certified mail. a proposed Consent
Order (OGC File No 06-2433-23-DWI to
Mallory Williams, oi W illams Environmental
Services, Inc., in Lynn Haven, hstinmg ola-
tions by Williams and others uamed in the
order in the dumping, handling and disposal
of sludge and other aspects of sludge man-
agement at Wetappo Farms and Gulf:County
Farms.
A copy of the letter and 84-page Consen
Order, obtained by The Star, stated that
Williams had 15 days to review the documem
and, if he found it "acceptable," sign and
return it for final execution.
If Williams disagreed with the document.
he had the same 15 days to contact FDEP
and state his objections,
Mallory Williams said Tuesday at press
time that he and the other respondents were
taking it to an administrative hearing, which
had not been scheduled at this time.
According to Williams, "we're taking it
to an administrative hearing because some
of the comments in the [Consent] Order are
wrong."
Named as additional "Respondents" in
the Consent Order were Daxson Williams
and George R. Fleming individually as well
as Williams Environmental Services, Inc.,
Bay Environmental, Inc., Bay Environmental
Laboratory, Inc., Wetappo Farms, Inc., and
Gulf County Farms, Inc.
The Consent Order listed Wetappo
Farms, Williams Environmental Services,
Gulf County Farms, Bay Environmental and
Bay Environm.entaLLaboratory as active, for-
profit corporations registered in Florida, with
both Wetappo Farms and Gulf County Farms
as residuals land application sites, both on
Hwy. 22 a few miles west of Wewahitchka.
Fleming was listed as the owner of Gulf
County Farms, and Daxson Williams was
listed as responsible for the operation of
both sites.
Williams Environmental Services and
Bay Environmental were listed as respon-
sible for hauling and distributing residuals


to both sites between January 2004 and waste septic tank and drainfield located at
December 2005. the lab site at Gulf County Farms, a violation
Bay Environmental Laboratory was list- of state statutes.
ed as responsible for the improper disposal
of lab waste into an un-permitted industrial (See SLUDGE on Page 6A)


SeasoIs' Tip-Off

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As basketball seasons got underway for boys and girls teams around the county, a
seminar aimed at educating high school females athletes on the opportunities and options
that lay ahead drew a large crowd at the Gulf/Franklin Center. Photo by Andrew Wardlow/
Florida Freedom


County Commissioners





Nudge EDC in New Direction


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In a special meeting Monday, Gulf County
commissioners tried to push forward with
plans to revitalize the county's economy.
At last week's regular county commission
meeting, commissioners accepted the sudden
resignation of Alan McNair, the director of
the county's Economic Development Council
(EDC).
McNair resigned at the meeting after
being called to task by the board, especially
by Commissioner Nathan Peters, who
expressed disappointment at the failure of
the EDC to generate more money and jobs in
the community.
After a heated exchange between Peters
and McNair, McNair tendered his resignation
and left the meeting. He later returned and
told the board he would remain in the job for
30 days to insure a smooth transition.
At Monday's meeting, a trio of local
businessmen addressed the commissioners
and proposed a plan to work with. local
merchants and try to jump-start the county's
economy. \
Quen Lamb, Bill Bernardo and Jim
Townsend said they would work for a period


of time without pay if the county would back
their efforts to go after grants and help make
some dollars available to market the county
to new businesses.
Lamb said he had already had discussions
with the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation and
the USDA about available grants for the EDC.
The trio proposed targeting specific markets
including food and beverage companies,
health care providers, professional services,
research services and alternative energy
services.
They said they would develop a marketing
system by identifying and targeting small- and
medium-sized companies in the Midwest and
Southeast, without spend g funds on high-
end advertising like televise n and magazine
ads.
They proposed the creation ,of a
business incubator and working with "every
stakeholder in the county."
Commission chair dill Williams said he
thought "a re-engineerin of EDC resources
would work, that it was more prudent to ask
how the county could m ve forward instead
of placing blame.
Commissioner Billy Traylor noted to
the trio of businessmen that the lack of
communication between e EDC and the


county board had been an ongoing-problem.
They assured the board that they would be in
constant contact with all five commissioners.
Lamb said after the meeting that his
group would present its marketing plan to
the board by the end of December and then
begin applying for grants to fund the plans.
A public economic symposium is
scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5-7
p.m. E.T. to allow for public discussion of
the economic crisis,in Gulf County and a
possible plan of action to begin correcting the
situation.
Other topics discussed at the Monday
meeting included:
Approved unanimously a motion to
allow the new Honeyville storm shelter/
community center to be used temporarily
by both the Supervisor of Elections and the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Association.
On Dec. 30 the Wewahitchka city
commission will close the Wewa community
center for major building repairs, so the
Honeyville shelter will be used as a polling
site for the Jan. 29 statewide election, and the
senior citizens will hold their activities there
until the city community center is repaired.

(See COUNTY on Page 3A)


Opposition

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

In the latest twist down a convoluted
road, the litigants who filed a civil rights
lawsuit against the City of Port St. Joe have
dropped their opposition to the city's pro-
posed settlement.
The practical effects of Monday's fil-
ing by all 12 litigants, acting as their own
attorneys, is that city commissioners should
soon be free to return the boundaries of the
city's redevelopment area back to the original
lines, essentially covering all of downtown.
The resolution to expand the boundar-
ies to include the North Port St. Joe neigh-
borhood, an action taken by the city over
a year ago which created the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency from the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency and set in motion
the eventual filing of the lawsuit, would be
rescinded if the settlement proposed by the
city several months ago is accepted by a fed-
eral judge.
That would mean that the North Port St.
Joe neighborhood would no longer be in line
to receive any tax increment funds (TIF) to
assist in the redevelopment of the historic
minority neighborhood.
If the settlement is accepted by the
judge, all other claims for discrimination and
contamination of the neighborhood would
be dismissed with prejudice, meaning they
could not be brought forward in the same
fashion by the same litigants in the future,
Both sides would also agree to foot their
own legal bills.
That judge appeared to be leaning toward
enforcing the proposed settlement during a
hearing:last month, but allowed the litigants
30 days to find a new attorney the with-
drawal of the plaintiffs' original attorney was
accepted during that hearing.
As stated in their filing of Monday, the
litigants informed the judge that they have
been unable to secure subsequent counsel
and would represent themselves as the case
moves forward to what now appears an inevi-
table conclusion.
City officials declined comment on
Monday's filing until the judge had acted on
it.



Santa is Coming


to the County

Christmas celebrations around Gulf
County are set, with lights and presents being
prepared for community gatherings beginning
this weekend.
-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 6:45 p.m. along Reid Avenue,
will follow the tree lighting ceremony that
night.
(See SANTA on Page 3A)


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Sports 10-14A Law Enforcement
Society News 2-3B School News


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4B Classifieds
9B Trades & Services
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe High School
sophomore Sara Ward sur-
veyed the scene in front of
her.
She had been called
from class and asked to
report to the media center.
There Ward found her
.parents, Patty and Tommy
Ward, her brother, Kevin,
principal Duane McFarland,
guidance counselor Ginger
Bernal and Superintendent
of Schools Tim Wilder.
As McFarland noted
immediately, Ward knew
she couldn't be in trouble.
This is a student, after
all, with a 4.0 GPA who is
active in a host of school
activities, from the Student


Government Association to
cheerleading.
Bernal quicklyexplained
the surprise conclave.
Ward had been selected
- the only sophomore at
the high school and in Gulf
County to attend a Hugh
O'Brian Youth Leadership
(HOBY) seminar in
Tallahassee next June, a
prestigious honor reserved
for the cream of the sopho-
more crop.
"She was our top can-
didate," Bernal said. "She
was our only selection, our
only nominee."
/ McFarland added,
directing his remarks to
Ward's parents, "She is a
real pleasure ... Thank you
for being great parents."
The HOBY leadership


seminars Ward will be year.
attending the North Florida What makes the next
seminar, one of three in the year's seminars more spe-
state are aimed at helping cial is that HOBY will be
high school sophomores to celebrating 50 years of suc-
recognize their leadership cess in 2008.
abilities and to apply them "I'm very honored,"
to become effective, ethi- Ward said after the full
cal leaders at home, school implications of her sum-
and the workplace, mons to the media cen-
The program, which will ter became clear. "I wasn't
run from June 5-8 in 2008, expecting this, I am very
includes forums, presenta- surprised..
tions and panel discussions "It feels great. I've always
to nurture the young lead- worked hard to keep my
ers of tomorrow. grades up. This just shows
Roughly 9,000 stu- that the hard work pays
dents attend the seminars
nationally each year and by .';
being selected for the North
Florida seminar Ward will
be eligible for an invitation
to an international leader-
ship conference held each l:. 1


off."
The selection process,
Bernal explains, entails
review of a student's class-
room performance as well
as activities and leadership
skills.
HOBY provides some-
thing of a template, focus-
ing on volunteerism, excel-
lence in and out of class,
diversity, innovative think-
ing and demonstrable lead-
ership skills.
Bernal, together with
Joni White, the high school
sponsor of SGA, consider


their own observations with
input from Ward's peers
and fellow SGA members.
Ward stood out from
the start, Bernal said.
"We try to encapsulate
everything," Bernal said.
"We try to pick somebody
who demonstrates leader-
ship skills.
"She is a well-rounded,
well-mannered young lady."
The cost of attending
the seminar is $150, but
that includes, everything,
from lodging to meals.


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a HOBY leadership seminar in Tallahassee. She.is pictured with her parents, Patty and Tommy
Ward, and high school guidance counselor Ginger Bernal.


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Junior Service League of Port St. Joe Sears Shopping Trip


Thursday, November 29,
the Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe helped 50 lo-
cal children stay warm this


winter. With support from
The Tapper Foundation and
Sears, one of the League's an-
nual projects is to clothe Gulf


County children. Twenty-five
students from Port St. Joe
Elementary and another 25
from Wewahitchka Elemen-


County From Page 1A


Gulf County attorney
Tim McFarland announced
that later on Monday the final
paperwork on the Cape San
Bias beach re-nourishment
project should be signed and
completed.
The county agreed
to settle with a gulf-front
property owner on Cape
San Bias who had filed a
petition with the Department
of Environmental Protection
(FDEP) protesting the
restoration project.
Without the consent
of the property owner, the
project had been stalled
for several months. The
county had agreed with the
recommendation of the St.
Joseph Peninsula Beach
Advisory Committee, the
group spearheading the
beach restoration project,
to: purchase the property,
at,.which time the property
owner agreed to drop the
petition.
The property will be
used as an additional public
access to the beach.


Dan Christie, chief
deputy to Gulf County
property appraiser Kesley
Colbert, addressed the
commission on behalf of the
property appraiser's office.
Christie was clarifying
statements made by the board
at last week's commission
meeting on tax assessments
of selected properties in
the county, particularly
properties owned by the St.
Joe Company.
Last Friday, Colbert said
that there were no gulf front
properties in the county
assessed at $5,000 per acre,
as indicated by Commissioner
Billy Traylor.
Colbert said that gulf
front properties in the county
were currently assessed at
$9,000 a front foot.
At Monday's meeting
Traylor reported that the
board had met last Friday
with Colbert and had agreed
to assist Colbert's office with
additional manpower so
Colberts office could review
records in order to verify


properties and assigned
values and tax assessments.
County administrator
Don Butler added that he
had arranged for a weekly
meeting between the property
assessor's office, the board
and county constitutional
officers to review the results.
Clay Smallwood, St.
Joe regional vice president,
also addressed the board
at Monday's meeting,
telling commissioners that
representatives 'from his
company would "be glad to
sit down with Kesley [Colbert]
and talk. We're not asking for
anything the law doesn't say,"
Smallwood said, adding
that "we'd appreciate being
involved in getting the
right answers and not have
somebody tell us what's
right."
McFarland reminded
commissioners that any
answers about taxes must
be decided by Jan. 1, when
property receives its annual
tax assessment for highest
and best use.


tary met the Junior Service
League at Sears on Thursday
morning and left with a sack
of new clothes. Each child
received two pairs of long
pants, two shirts, socks, un-
derwear, tennis shoes and a
jacket. They enjoyed an ear-
ly Christmas.
The Junior Service
League is an organization of
local women whose goal is
to benefit Gulf County chil-
dren.
The group has been busy
this season. In October,' the
League hosted the Junior
Miss program which dis-
tributed $2,800 in scholar-
ships to high school seniors.
The winner, Krista Parker,
is headed to Tallahassee on
March 1 to compete in the
state program. In addition
to serving elementary and
high school students, the
League is mentoring six mid-
dle school girls during the
2007-2008 school year.
In its final event of 2007,
the Junior Service League is
joining Santa on the lawn of
City Hall on Saturday, De-
cember 8. Members will be
taking complementary pic-
tures with Santa and helping
the big man in red distrib-
ute books to area families.
Please come out to Reid Av-
enue to enjoy the festivities.
Pictures with Santa begin


right after the Christmas pa- rade.


Lynn Marshall finds just the right shirt for a kindergar-
tener from Wewahitchka.


Santa


From Page 1A


Cash prizes will be
awarded for floats in the
parade.
WEWAHITCHKA
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. 4r
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. trikes to donate, take them to
All vendors wishing to the Wewahitchka, Dalkeith,
participate should call Pattie Howard Creek,.White City or
Fisher at Petals N Things at Port St. Joe fire departments,
850-639-5588. and work crews from GCI will
Set-up for vendors will be pick them up and refurbish
similar to the Tupelo Festival them.
held in May. "We have re-used pieces of
A highlighted event of bikes you can't even imagine,"
this year's celebration in said Sharon Gaskin, one of
Wewahitchka is the "Bikes the contact people for the
for Boys and Girls for Gulf festivities. "We still haven't
County," sponsored by met our goal so we really
Gulf' Correctional Institute, need the entire community's
Wewahitchka Women's Club, support."
and' North Florida Child, The goal of the event is
DevclopimefI."' Inc. for S:an aTo deli-vefi 100 hike'
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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.
Contact information:
Lights in the Park:
Sharon Gaskin (832-1632)
Parade: Gwen Exley at


City Hall (639-2605)
Jingle Run: Aimee Walsh
(639-2067)
Vendors: Pattie Fisher
(639-5588)
Children's Activities: Jan
Brown (832-8271) or Christie
McDaniel (639-2499)
Music: Rhonda Pridgeon
(639-5429)
HOWARD CREEK
Howard Creek will hold
its annual Christmas parade
beginning at 6 p.m. CT on


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There is a $10 entry fee
and prizes for first, second
and third places in judging of
floats.
There will also be door
prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
"If you can ride it, enter
it," is this year's parade
theme and folks are asked
to bring finger foods and a
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4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, December 6, 2007


The Bully Pulpit


County commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., pro-
vided his son and daughter-in-law with a first-hand
example of why the two don a military uniform and
defend the country.
And that would be to provide a pulpit for
elected officials to bully and denigrate individuals
at their whim.
Last week, with his son and daughter-in-law
in attendance to be recognized by the County
Commission, Mr. Peters decided that it was the
executive director of the Economic Development
Council Alan McNair's time in the barrel.
In an unprofessional and disgraceful display,
Mr. Peters launched into a diatribe against the EDC
and in turn Mr. McNair, ignoring, as these commis-
sioners so often do, both decorum and facts.
The other four commissioners should be
ashamed of themselves for sitting on their hands
and being no more than spectators to this mauling,
apparently uninterested in providing some context
to Mr. Peters' shameful actions or support for Mr.
McNair.
Of course, this is modus operandi for these
commissioners as folks such as former emergency
manager Larry Wells could attest.
When a commissioner gets a bee in his bonnet,
the typical response is to adopt an approach akin
to building themselves up by tearing others down,
and doing so in the public eye.
Call it the Ancient Rome approach to gover-
nance without the lions.
However, a little history lesson undercuts the
foundation of Mr. Peters' dismal didactics.
Mr. McNair is the third executive director of the
EDC during the past decade.-
His predecessors were forced out in what are
eerily similar circumstances, having run afoul of
the good graces of somebody or some group with
the power to provide the push out the door.
In Mr. McNair's case, he has worked the past
few years on almost a volunteer basis, his budget
steadily pared by county commissioners that he
lost his one employee.
A budget that was $85,000 to start his tenure
has been whittled as low as $25,000 and the math
is pretty simple.
How far would $80,000 or $50,000 or $25,000,
go in, say, the multi-million dollar fiefdoms known
as the Road Department and the Department of
Public Works?
How far can such funds go in the area of eco-
nomic development?
Maybe, as some have suggested, there are
neighboring counties who appear to be getting more
out of their EDC offices, but left unsaid in such
assertions is the amount of investment those coun-
ties put in to economic development.
And what beyond a pared budget has Mr.
McNair had to work with?
Property tax levels that have bulged this decade
to the point they have become a drag on the econo-
my as a whole, including developing and expanding
the county's economic base.
Toss in the fact that one landholder holds the
keys to most untapped lands in the county, pro-
viding another obstacle to economic development
unless it serves the converging interests of that
landowner.


And, yet, somehow, Mr. McNair is now to blame
for a lackluster local economy.
Just as the property appraiser is suddenly
to blame for adhering to a statewide assessment
system that lined county coffers for much of the
decade with nary a complaint heard.
Why get confused by facts, as commissioner
Billy Traylor, demonstrated during the same meet-
ing last week in asserting that The St. Joe Company
had a stretch of under-assessed waterfront proper-
ty $5,000 an acre, he said when a simple inquiry
would have informed him that no waterfront prop-
erty in the county is assessed below roughly $9,000
a front foot.
Or why read the monthly reports from the EDC
regarding job growth and tax abatement offerings -
reports that have been printed in this newspaper
and provided to county commissioners when
there is an axe to grind that would be dulled by the
truth.
More dumbfounding was Mr. Peters' expressed
desire to, move any EDC money to an interagency
group that has operated for the past 18 months and
accomplished little the public can wrap its arms
around.
But, possibly, the interagency group, as Mr.
McNair stated in his own defense last week, isn't
one to toot its horn.
Maybe there is something more that could be
done, ways commissioners could assist Mr. McNair,
but what should have happened is calling the man
into a room, closing the door and hashing it out.
Not, as these commissioners seem to prefer,
rolling out a public pillory and speaking to and
about him as if he were facing a murder rap.
Last week's spectacle could be fairly character-
ized as still another example of a commissioner
who has lost sight of his role in this dynamic called
government that of public servant instead of
king.
Coming from Mr. Peters the dressing down was
particularly ironic.
Just two years ago, residents in Mr. Peters'
district packed the Commission meeting room to
express outrage over the public humiliation Mr.
Peters endured when he was removed as chairman
by his fellow commissioners in a political ploy over
county-wide voting.
And is it just coincidence that Mr. McNair
happens to be a board member of the Community
Development Corporation, and a supporter of its
executive director Dannie Bolden, which would tilt
Mr. Peters' pronouncements from on high a little
more toward the personal and even more toward
the unprofessional?
Whatever the answer, leave it at this.
Leadership does .not entail finger-pointing or
grinding personal axes. It stems from being able to
look in the fiirror, determine to be part of the solu-
tion and an agent for moving forward, and bring
others onto the bandwagon.
Given Mr. Peters' actions and words last week,
that lesson in civics seems more ingrained in his
son and daughter-in-law than a commissioner who
has served two decades in office.


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The Woman Behind the Man


I never even knew her name
was Frances.
It was always just "Inky" and
after a time it fit like a velvet glove, a
natural for this lady who seemed to
define grace and Southern charm.
I won't pretend to have been
a close friend
or even to hav-
ing that much
interaction with
Frances Cathey
S"Inky" Parker,
who passed
away last week
after a long bout
with cancer and,
maybe, a heart
broken' by the
Tim Croft death the previ-
Star News aous year of her
Star News beloved' Charlie
Editor Parker.
Charlie was
a giant in small
packaging, a diminutive man who
loomed over the history of Mexico
Beach just as the Jolly Green Giant
does over a field of corn.
One could easily make the
argument that Mexico Beach could
have been called Parkertown, so
enmeshed with the city's growth
and preservation of its aesthetic
beauty was Mr. Parker and his wife
Inky.
He was there when it was little
more than beach and what the city
became, before the condos began to
grow like kudzu, was a testament to
his vision, passion for the city and
tenacity.
That he was also a true Southern
gentleman was also part of the pack-
age and when it came time to nam-
ing the most prominent landmark
in the city limits, the new bridge at
the western end of town, the choices
were one: Charlie Parker.
And there is an old adage about
behind every great man well
behind Charlie Parker there was
Inky. Or rather, right by his side.
As quiet, in my experience, as
her husband was outgoing, Inky
Parker in my all too brief and infre-
quent encounters was the epitome
of what makes this stretch of the
globe so inviting the people.
Ms. Parker that sounds false,
so let's leave it at Inky was about
community, from the Girl Scouts to
her church.
That community, ofcourse, start-
ed with three children and enough
grandchildren and great-children to
make a family Christmas portrait a
wide-angled Kodak moment.


Now, That's Entertainment!


A good friend of mine gave
me a couple of staplers for the
office. Real nice ones! These were
easy touch, one finger, thirty sheet
power, non skid, Office Pro, twenty-
second century marvels! As fasten-
ers-go, they were top of the line.
Naturally, a fight near 'bout broke
out over who got the bigger one....
and who got the other....and who
got neither.....
My .friend was amazed when I
recounted the "raised hackles" her
gifts had created. She thought it
rather ridiculous to strain relation-
ships over something as trifle and
as ordinary as a stapler.
She must'a lived a sheltered
life!
Me and Leon used to fight over
.who got to go through the door first!
We'd jump out of that '51 Chevy
Before Mom could get it in park and
Race for the back door. If I beat him
to the knob, he'd grab my neck and
'try to rip my head off. I'd sink my
teeth in his arm up above the elbow
Sand we'd topple down the four back
'.steps a'kicking.and a'gouging and
a'stomping...
It didn't even have to be a door.
-.ye had a "doorway" between the
Kitchen and the hall leading down


to the bed rooms. Mom
would yell "Breakfast is
ready" and the rush was
on! Leon would body
slam me into the wall, I'd
fall to the floor and try
to rip the throw rug out
from under him. David
Mark would leap frog
both of us as we untan-
gled. Most mornings we
tumbled into breakfast.
And it wasn't for the
Quaker Oats I promise you that. It
was for the "prize" of being the first
one through the door. When you
grew up sans television, Nintendo
games or iPods you had to "make
do".
We got in a fight once over how.
to feed hogs. Leon thought I was pil-
ing up too much corn in one spot.
He wanted a smooth, even layer as
I moved down the trough. I felt like
if I got it out of the bucket into the
wooden chute the hogs could figure
out the rest. He wasn't going to do
any work mind you. He was just
going to tell me how to do it! And
he wouldn't shut up. I threw the/
bucket at him! He "poured" me into
the feed trough.
If the pigs ever had an opinion


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on how they liked the corn "laid
out" they never expressed it to me.
I go.t a shirt torn off over who
spit the closest to a crack. We were
downtown waiting for Dad to come
out of the tractor place. And since
we didn't have any pennies to pitch,
we got to spitting at a crack in the
side walk. I will admit Leon beat me
the first couple of times. I couldn't
get the wind right. But I finally laid
one in there pretty good. Leon also
got close and we dropped down on
our hands and knees to get a bird's
eye view. I had him beat! Maybe....
We argued until the spit dried
and then both claimed victory. He
tried to expectorate on me---or pos-
sibly, it was the other way around.
It has been a few years. But I do
know the fight was on! We fell


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across lawnmowers, bales of hay
and a rusted out ten inch plow as
we wrestled in front of McCadams
Tractor and Implement Company.
We were both pretty messed
up by the time the commotion
brought the grown-ups out. Daddy
didn't have to speak. His presence
brought the bout to a screeching
halt. And Dad didn't say a word
about my shirt or the fight on the
way home. He was amazing about
things. He wouldn't let you even
look cross ways at Mother or make
a "wrong" comment about certain
people he respected.....but if you
wanted to.bang on each other a
little bit, he tended to overlook it. I
think he was a kid himself once.
,We had a pillow fight that last-
ed most of the night and left feath-
ers and stuffing floating around in
the air for years. It started because
me and Leon and David were in the
same room. We bombed each other!
We threw'em. We swung'em. We
held them out like battering rams
and stampeded into one another.
We climbed upon the top bunk and
"rode'em" across the room hoping
to catch someone in the head on the
way down. We only stopped to listen
for Dad and to wipe off the blood.


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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
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asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


It is testament to her passion
for the city in which she lived,
the neighborhoods and streets on
which she walked, that her family
remains in so many ways the first
family of Mexico Beach.
That they are traveling so many
avenues to help shape the com-
munity for the present and future
in ways that would make Charlie
and Inky proud that a vision more
than 40 years old will not fade com-
pletely from view.
That a sleepy fishing village
doesn't have to awaken too much to
still grow and prosper.
Inky's devotion to community
was evident in the way that people
spoke of her, related stories about
her, exuded respect and fondness
for her.
Never would one hear anybody
utter an unkind remark about Inky
Parker and when you can live six or
seven decades or longer and engen-
der that kind of respect, well that
is a person who didn't waste their
time, or leave much of their heart
behind, in this life.
The turnout at her funeral ser-
vices on Saturday provided a suit-
able testament to just what she
and her husband meant to Mexico
Beach. That many people don't turn
out for just anybody or anything
these days.
If Charlie's was the right hand
of the city, Inky's was certainly the
left hand. And those hands were
always intertwined.
And now, roughly a year apart,
they have both departed to a bet-
ter world, to walk together again
where the sun always shines and
the rhythm of the waves is a sooth-
ing metronome, the wind at their
backs.
Those left behind in Mexico
Beach -can say with certainty that
the likes of Inky and Charlie Parker
will not come around again.
They were pioneers and they
were the weavers of a community's
fabric, helped by many without a
doubt, but nonetheless their hands
were on the loom.
And today, while the sun beams
brightly in an azure sky, it is a little
chillier, a little less refreshing with
Inky Parker gone.
As stated at the beginning, I
never knew her name was Frances.
But everybody in Mexico Beach
knew just who Inky was and that is
an epitaph almost any of us would
love to leave this world with.
Rest in peace.




They can't make a computer
game that can duplicate the fun of
growing up with the two brothers
that I had!
David and I tied up one morn-
ing before breakfast and I thought
we'd kill each other before the but-
ter melted into the Quaker Oats.
We fought on the way to school. We
Fought in the hall between class-
es. We fought at lunch. We fought
for one solid hour at P E. We
would have fought after school but
I couldn't lift my arms. Here's the
neat thing. I ain't got no idea what
we were fighting over. And it's not
because I can't remember. We didn't
have a clue while it was unfolding
as to what all the ruckus was about!
It was just something to do to make
the day interesting.
We fought over whose time it
was to take out the trash, who got
to name a stray dog that wandered
up, who got to carry the magnet,
who got to shoot at the next squir-
rel, who got to sleep on the top
bunk, who wasn't holding up his
end in the leaves raking depart-
ment .....
And then, somewhere along
there in high school we got a tele-
vision set. Whew! You talk about
fighting..... Leon liked Rosemary
Clooney. Lord! All she did was sing!
David and I wanted to see Sky King
and Tales of Wells Fargo.
Leon married and left home. I
found a college that would take me.
David Mark went off to Viet Nam.
The only way of life that I had ever
known was changed forever.
But, son of a gun, if someone
had dropped off an easy touch, one
finger, thirty sheet power, Office Pro
stapler at our house in 1959.....I
can guarantee you where some of
those staples would have ended
up......
Respectfully,
Kes


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, December 6, 2007 5A


Get the State Out of


By Steven Greenhut

How often do you have
knock-down, drag-out fights
with your neighbors about
what church to attend or
what car to buy? Never, right?
The reason:
You are free to attend any
church you choose or buy
any car that you prefer. So is
your neighbor. In a world of
free choice, you might have a
friendly or even heated argu-
ment at the picket fence over
systematic theology or the
virtues of Hondas vs. Mazdas.
But, at the end of the day,
it doesn't matter who wins
the argument. Your neighbor
can't force you to become
Catholic, and you can't force
him to choose an S2000 over
an RX-8.
You each do as you
please.
Now compare that situ-
ation to the world of govern-
ment action and politics.
For some reason, many
folks believe that decisions
made in a democratic man-
ner i.e., by voting are


preferable to those made in
the world of private transac-
tions. But political decisions
entail one side winning and
imposing its will on the other
side. When 55 percent of your
city's voters choose to float a
bond measure to fund a com-
munity center, the other 45
percent of the voters also are
forced to endure the traffic
and pay for the project. It is a
winner-takes-all situation.
That win-or-lose nature
of the process becomes even
more contentious-when we're
dealing with deeply held
social, religious and cultural
issues.
Religious conservatives
like to talk about (and wage)
what they call the "culture
war." Personally, I have no
interest in fighting any type
of war with my neighbors.
But in their view, they are
the guardians of traditional
values who are battling it out
with leftist elites who want to
impose a new set of cultural
values on the nation. In the
view of their opponents, the
conservatives are trying to


cram their sectarian
down everybody else's
Both sides have a po
each side doe use th
ernment to promote'
values.
The latest ongoing
ture-war battle involve
marriage.
Conservatives,
claim to believe in
rights, are promoting f
bans on same-sex mar
Liberals, who tend to
federal solutions, are
ing that pro-gay-ma
states such as Massaci
have the right to set the
marriage terms.
There is one way t
this battle from becon
nasty and divisive as
such battles. In a colu
the Nov. 26 New York '
Evergreen State C
SProfessor Stephanie (
revived the sensible li
ian argument for priv
marriage: "Why do pe
gay or straight nee
state's permission to r
For most of Western h
they didn't, because


Marriage

values riage was a private contract
throat, between two families. The
int, as parents' agreement to the
ie gov- match, not the approval of
certain church or state, was what
confirmed its validity."
ig cul- It wasn't until modern
es gay times (the late 1800s) that
the state began to dictate the
who terms of marriage, Coontz
states' explained. In the 1950s, she
federal added, the state used the
riages. "marriage license as a short-
favor hand way to distribute ben-
claim- efits and legal privileges." But
marriage these days, with so many
husetts prevalent family situations
:ir own and obligations, a marriage
license no longer is the easi-
o keep est way to sort out financial
ling as and familial obligations. The
other easiest way to sort out such
nn in matters is through private
Times, contracts, not by having the
college state impose one particular
Coontz vision of marriage on every-
bertar- one.
atizing Advocates for state-sanc-
-ople tioned marriage argue that
ed the marriage is a public good that
narry? needs to be protected. Well,
history, good marriages are good for
mar- the nation, no doubt, but


Recent Confirmation of Manatee's Endangered Status Should Kill State Downlisting Plans
By Patrick Rose, as the most reliable evalua- supported for many years. December 5th meeting. consequences like cuts in species classification system
Aquatic Biologist tion of the world's species. But just two days before this How could the FWC, funding for research, rescue, by adopting one where all 'of
Executive Director The manatee's status evalu- monumental vote, Florida claiming to be using IUCN's and enforcement programs. Florida's most at-risk sp-
Save the Manatee Club ation was conducted and Governor Charlie Crist came widely supported listing/ Furthermore, it is widely cies can be fairly reviewed,
also reviewed by some of the to the rescue and asked the delisting criteria, conclude recognized that the natural classified properly, and man-
On September 12th, world's most qualified sire- Commission for a reprieve that manatees are no lon- springs and power plant dis- aged accordingly to sustain


2007, the IUCN World Con-
servation Union (IUCN) of-
ficially declared the Florida
manatee 'endangered using
exactly the same criteria
state officials are attempting
to use to justify downgrading
the manatee's status from
Endangered to Threatened.
After a scientific status re-
view at the international lev-
el, the Florida manatee was
declared Endangered on the
Red List, which is recognized


nian scientists who based
their recommendation for
listing as Endangered on the
most recent scientific data.
Incongruously, that was
the day the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) was sched-
uled to vote on whether to
reclassify the manatee to a
lesser state imperiled status
- a vote that marine indus-
try representatives and go-
fast boating interests have


for manatees, wisely urging
them to postpone the vote,
while also questioning the
accuracy of the method used
to estimate the size of the
manatee population.
Ultimately, the Commis-
sion listened to the gover-
nor and unanimously voted
to postpone the manatee's
reclassification, but under
pressure from boating and
development interests they
will revisit this issue at their


No Space Left Behind


The PSJRA is preparing
to begin a program we
are calling "No Space Left
Behind." While we have been
planning for several months to
implement the "Fagade Grant"
matching-funds program to
downtown businesses within
the redevelopment area, we
have expanded this program
to include a variety of uses
and improvement programs
for potentially each and every
space (and property owner),
particularly along the 98
corridor, Reid Avenue and
Williams Avenue.
We have formed a
dedicated and capable
committee to provide all
the elements to make the
facade grant program an
understandable, step-by-step
process. We hope to have
the entire program ready to
present to the PSJRA Board
of Directors at the regular
January 10th meeting. The
materials available for those
wishing to apply for the grant
will include the application,
a completed "sample"
application, color boards
with recommended pallets
and design elements, and a
"pattern book" with photos,
drawings and specifications
of various elements that will
enhance the appeal of the
business districts.
The objective of the
fagade-grant program is
to attract, encourage, and
capture greater tourist and
retail commerce to the area;
and to help correct existing
material, code and functional


deficiencies in buildings. At
the end, if we are successful,
this program will improve
and integrate the visual and
pedestrian appeal of our
commercial districts which
should help attract tourist,
visitor and investment
dollars.
We have taken the broad-
based architectural styles
defined by our consultants
and have created a new
ethic: a "Florida BayTown"
vernacular. This style will
celebrate the best of the
instinctive styles native
responses to the climate,
conditions and customs that
the generations preceding
ours have developed here.
It promotes shade and
natural airflow in pedestrian
circulation paths and offer
spots to comfortably pause,
rest and visit with one another
as we make our way among
the various businesses. Each
element should have a reason
to be there-each should
relate to the whole and have
an essential utility.
The Design Review
Committee (DCR) will help
individual businesses chart
their general course for
their exterior improvements.
This committee will review
the applications and make
recommendations to the
PSJRA Board of Directors
for acceptance into the
program. Upon completion
of each project, the PSJRA
will reimburse the business
for 50% of the accepted
renovation costs.


And what about the
vacant properties? And
how about those properties
that appear to-have been
abandoned (broken windows
and untended grounds)?
Mayor Magidson provided me
with a wonderful article titled,
" Economic Redevelopment
of Small-city Downtowns:
Options and Considerations
for the Practitioner." This
article addresses the benefit
(and need) for all buildings
in a downtown area to appear
"market. ready" (in other
words, well-kept building and
well-tended surroundings)
and states, "If some of the
downtown district's buildings
need to become market
ready, then city officials can
offer incentives to owners."
(). The article gives additional
recommendations for the use
of vacant buildings to "...adapt
unused and vacant space into
productive property, and
work on competitiveness of
business enterprises."
In the "No Space Left
Behind," we hope to utilize
vacant window spaces to
provide displays for viable
business or to display
banners/signs to promote
upcoming events. This will
not only make the vacant
space more appealing, it will
help existing business.
This program will have a
major, positive impact on our
business community, and we
look eagerly forward to the
im lementation.
/


ger endangered and move to
downlist them? The answer
is simple. While the FWC ad-
opted IUCN's criteria for En-
dangered species, they opted
to call species that met those
criteria Threatened, instead
of Endangered. Ironically,
the Commission openly de-
clares that manatees, with
less than 2,500 adults, face
a "very high risk of extinc-
tion but want to wait until a
species' risk of extinction is
"imminent" before declaring
it Endangered. A sure recipe
for future extinctions.
The FWC continues to
nonsensically argue that pro-
tections won't change if man-
atees are downlisted. In light
of the hundreds of manatees
killed since the unjustifiable
reclassification process be-
gan, this argument seems
disingenuous at 'best. At
worst, a change in status at
this time could have serious


charges that most manatees
depend upon to survive the
coldest winter days are likely
to be lost in the not to dis-
tant future. Unless Florida's
springs are protected and
alternatives to the power
plants are found and imple-
mented, there is also con-
sensus that manatees could
suffer catastrophic winter
losses leading to more than
a 50% decline in the current
manatee population!
With mortality continu-
ing at a brisk pace this year,
with threats from both hu-
man and natural causes
escalating, and with the
manatee's international bio-
logical status confirmed as
endangered, it is time for the
FWC to kill the unwarranted
downlisting effort. Looking
beyond manatees to Flori-
da's other imperiled species,
it is time for the Commis-
sion to fix their imperiled


and recover their numbers
in the wild.
As someone who hs
worked a lifetime to se
manatees and other imper-
iled species recovered and
ultimately taken off the Eh-
dangered Species list for
biologically sound reasons' I
will do all'I can to resist this
politically driven subversion
of Florida's imperiled species
listing rule. I simply cannot
celebrate such a tragic anil
irreversible mistake that will
further endanger maiatebs
and all the other imperiled
species we steward by con-
tinuing to employ an inap-
propriate and widely criti-
cized classification system.
Please join me and the over
20 million Americans w hb
have already made knowni
their objections to this po-
litically driven subversion
of imperiled species protee-
tions in Florida.


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it's not as if states can make
people more moral by impos-
ing certain rules on them.
People already live in every
sort of moral and immoral
way, inside and outside of
marriage. That's the nature
of humankind. And, in my
experience, the public usually
gets the opposite of whatever
it is that the government tries
to impose. I'd argue that the
best way to encourage solid
marriages is to let individu-
als choose the terms of them.
Most people will no doubt
opt for a rather traditional
model.
I'm a traditionalist on
such matters, but it's not up
to me to decide how other
people should live. My mar-
riage is not dependent on the
state, but on my church (I'm
Eastern Orthodox), which
would never approve of gay
marriage. But some other
religious groups do. What
they do is not my business,
as I.am not a member of
them. Public "benefits" and
legal responsibilities should
be handled by contract, not
state decree.
A final argument from
opponents: People will choose
all sorts of odd marriage
arrangements, such as polyg-


amy. Perhaps they will, but
some people already choose
odd types of relationships.
I doubt that, all of a sud-
den, after marriage is priva-
tized, significant numbers of
Americans will wake up and
say, "Heck, what I really want
is to be involved in a group
marriage," or, "Gee, I wonder
whether Fido would like to
tie the knot?"
Conservatives are most
likely to oppose this idea,
but they ought to consider
this point: Given changing
cultural attitudes, it's oily
a matter of time before gay
marriage is approved by the
government. Isn't it better .to
embrace this private route
than to let the Left use the
state to transform another
cultural institution? Then
again, modern conservatives
have become as accustomed
as modern liberals to viewing
the state as the arbiter of all
things moral. And although
privatization is the right idea,
too many people have too
much vested in continuing
the culture war.
Steven Greenhut is col-
umnist at the Orange County
Register, 625 N. Grand Ave,,
Santa Ana, Calif. 92701;
sgreenhut@ocregister.com),


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Sludge -

Eight violations were
listed in the Consent Order:
1. 2004 and 2005
Improper Analysis;
2. Failure to Incorporate/
Meet Vector Attraction
Reduction Requirements;
3. Unidentifiable
Residuals Source -
Cumulative Loading
Unknown;
4. Application in
Saturated Soils;
5. Improper Stockpiling/
Storage of Residuals;
6. Submittal of
Inaccurate Groundwater
Depth Information;
7. Application Rate not
Decreased to Adjust for
Decreased Agronomic Rate;
8. Residual Application
in Unapproved Location.
According to the
consent Order, in 2004 the
respondents applied sludge
residuals to the sites from
domestic wastewater treat-
ment facilities from the
town of Blountstown, Lake
Jackson and Killearn Lakes
in Tallahassee, the Beaches,
Barrier Dunes, and the cit-
ies of Lynn Haven, Gretna
and Wewahitchka.
The Consent Order stat-


ed that, in 2005, residu-
als were applied at both
locations from Okaloosa
Correctional Institution,
Madison Environmental,
Walton Correctional
Institution and the City of
Carrabelle.
The residuals applied
during the stated time frame
had not been analyzed by a
laboratory certified by the
Department of Health, under
the National Environmental
Laboratory Accreditation
Program (NELAP) for levels
of metals in the residuals, a
violation of state statutes.
According to the
Consent Order, during an
FDEP inspection of Gulf
County Farms on Aug. 3,
2005, FDEP representatives
observed that the respon-
dents failed to disk into
the ground, or plow under,
unstabilized residuals with-
in the six hour required
time frame.
Federal regulations
require sewage sludge
applied to the land surface
or placed on an active sew-
age sludge unit "shall be
incorporated into the. soil
within six hours after appli-


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cation to or placement on
the land..."
That same Aug. 3 FDEP
inspection of Gulf County
Farms, plus a following
review of records submitted
to FDEP according to the
Consent Order, showed that
residuals from at least six
different wastewater facili-
ties were being stored in
piles on the fields at GCF in
July and August 2005.
The Consent Order
stated that "Respondents
were unable to identify or
produce records showing
which pile was from which
facility. Thus, when residu-
als were to be incorporated
onto a particular field, the
cumulative loading on that
field could not be deter-
mined because the generat-
ing sources) of each pile
was unknown. Respondents
failed to determine cumula-
tive loadings and yet contin-
ued to apply residuals."
This violated two state
statutes.
That same FDEP inspec-
tion showed the respon-
dents applying residuals to
the ground at Gulf County
Farms "when water was vis-
ibly pooled on the surface


of the fields," the Consent
Order said.
This is a violation of
the state statute that says "a
minimum unsaturated soil
depth of two feet above the
water table level is required
at the time the residuals are
applied to the soil."
FDEP inspectors also
observed stockpiles of
unstabilized residuals from
at least six different facilities
sitting on the fields at Gulf
County Farms.
According to the Consent
Order, "Respondents failed
to meet vector attraction
reduction requirements
and residuals were stored
in areas where water was
pooled on the surface of the
ground."
This violated the state
statute that requires residu-
als to be stored in such a
way as to prevent runoff or
seepage from stored residu-
als, objectionable odors,
or vector attraction, and
requiring storage areas to
be fenced or in some other
way to discourage unauthor-
ized entry.
The Consent Order
stated that Daxson Williams
submitted inaccurate infor-
mation regarding groundwa-
ter depths at Gulf County
Farms during July and


August 2005.
He reported that at
all times the groundwa-
ter depth was greater than
two to three feet below the
ground surface prior to the
application of sludge residu-
als, "which is contrary to the
Department's Aug. 3, 2005
site observations at GCF,"
according to the Consent
Order.
The Consent Order also
stated that inspectors dis-
covered, during the Aug.
3 visit of both sites, that
Daxson Williams, Williams
Environmental Services,
Wetappo Farms and Gulf
County Farms did not main-
tain the required cover
crops on most of the sludge
application fields.
The order stated that"...
The Department requested,
but Respondents failed to
provide, detailed and accu-
rate records of the plant-
ing, cutting, or harvesting
of required cover crops as
listed in the Agricultural Use
Plans (AUPs) submitted by
Respondents."
Violations included
growing non-approved crops
in the application sites; fail-
ure to produce documen-
tation to verify that cover
crops were being planted
and harvested according to


regulations; and failure by
Daxson Williams, Williams
Environmental Services,
Wetappo Farms and Gulf
County Farms to adjust the
amount of sludge applied
to the land to coincide with
both the lack of cover crops
and the sites' inability to
absorb nutrients from the
sludge, which is the purpose
of the cover crops.
This violated the state
statute that requires sludge
application rates to be lim-.
ited to agronomic (nutrient
uptake) rates based on the
vegetation planted on site.
The final violation listed
in the Consent Order stated
that the respondents applied
sludge residuals from
Blountstown, Lake Jackson,
Cypress Apartments,
River Plantation Estates
and Sunset Beach to Gulf
County Farms without FDEP
approval. These residuals
were supposed to have been
applied at Wetappo Farms,
making this a violation of
yet another state statute.

Next week The Star.,will
cover the requirements and
corrections demanded by
the FDEP to mitigate and/
or repair the violations at
Wetappo Farms and Gulf
County Farms.


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Sharks Rout FAMU


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Two early passing exams,
tests await down the road for
the Port St. Joe boys basket-
ball team.
For the second-straight
night the Sharks opened up a
huge early lead and ran away
from an opponent to open the


The Sharks dominated
a 48-18 halftime lead.


season 2-0 with an 83-43 vic-
tory over Tallahassee FAMU
on Saturday night.
Port St. Joe never left
the county, beating county
rival Wewahitchka on Friday,
and never left either oppo-
nent with view of victory, with
depth and balanced scoring
pacing an assault that has
out-scored opponents by


nearly 100 points.
Ricardo Clemmons led
the way for Port St. Joe with
16 points. Jordan McNair
had 13 and Chaz Byrd,
Ramone Beard and Raheem
Clemons adding 12 apiece
as six of the 10 Sharks who
played scored at least nine
points.
Aaron Christian and


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in the lane while scoring the first 13 points of the game and taking


Lester Gaskins had 11 apiece
to lead the winless Rattlers,
who were younger, smaller
and far less deep than their
hosts, playing just six play-
ers.
"For the first two games
we worked hard and had
good effort," said Port St.
Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky.
"It was a little sloppy for my
liking, but the kids played
hard.
"These were just quizzes.
We have tests up ahead. But
we'll take them."
The Sharks made the
outcome inevitable in the first
4:18 of the game, scoring the
first 13 points as McNair
(six points, five rebounds in
the period) dominated inside
and Clemmons (seven points
in the first quarter) found the
range from outside.
The Sharks also put pres-
sure on the perimeter, where
Lester Gaskins and Marcello
Hawkins, both sophomores,
failed to .get the ball inside
and heavily contributed to
the Rattlers' six first-quarter
turnovers, including three
Port St. Joe steals.
The Sharks started
the second quarter flat and
FAMU got to within 30-10,
the closest the Rattlers would
get the rest of the way, but
Clemmons hit three 3-point-
ers in the quarter, two in
the final minute, and it was


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Ricardo Clemmons led the Sharks with 16 points.


48-18 at intermission.
Raheem Clemons had 11
points, including three treys,
in the third quarter as the
Sharks kept FAMU at bay
and padded the lead.
The final score would
have been even more lopsid-
ed had not the Rattlers hoist-
ed in the final eight points in
the final two minutes.
"There was no selfish-
ness and we had good team-
work," Kurnitsky said. "We
have to play better defense,
though. We were awful at
times on defense."
FAMU (1-2) Gaskins 5
0-0 10, Hawkins 1 0-0 2,
Washington 2 0-0 4, Christian
5 1-2 11, Morrison 3 0-0 6,
Deupinks 5 0-0 10. Totals:


21 1-2 43.
PSJ (2-0): McNair 6
1-4 13, Clemons 4 1-2 12,
Clemmons 4 4-4 16, Welch 1
0-0 2, Pryor 3 2-2 9, Langston
1 0-0 2, Quinn 2 0-2 4, Beard
5 2-4 12, Davis 1 0-0 2, Byrd
6 0-0 12. Totals: 32 12-18
83.
In its regular-season
opener, Port St. Joe sprinted
to a 36-2 lead in the first
half and coasted from there.
Chaz Byrd led the Sharks
with 20 points and also had
seven rebounds. Ricardo
Clemmons added 13 points
and four steals.
Port St. Joe also won
the junior varsity game
50-18 behind 15 points from
Darrell Smith.


A Decade

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation celebrates 10
years of service to education in the region this'year.
SAnd for the sixth-straight year one of the foundation's
signature events will take place Dec. 13-15 with the 2007
Education Classic.
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Education Classic is aptly named, given the focus of the tour-
nament, 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 educa-


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"We want to expose the kids to a collegiate environment,
not just the kids but the parents who have never been on
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opportunity to be on a college campus with their students so
they can see together this is the right path.
"The environment and the administration (at Chipola) is
a perfect fit."
The keynote speaker for the Dec. 13 banquet, which
drew nearly 1,000 attendees last year and serves as the
green flag for the Classic, will be former state Rep. Robert
Trammell, a member of the Chipola Board of Trustees and
Langston Foundation advocate.
The event will also provide a backdrop for the founda-
tion to honor Ralph Rish as its Person of the Decade.
As Langston put it, Rish made an early significant mon-
etary donation to get the foundation off the ground and has
been a faithful friend to the foundation and its efforts to mold
young minds and lives.
"What's amazing to me is the people who have but who
don't give back to the community," Langston said. "That's
exactly what Ralph Rish is. about. We need more Ralphs."
The next day begins two days of basketball action,
including both boys and girls competition. The teams, with



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There will be an Economic


Summit Meeting


on Thurs-


day, December 6, 2007 from

5:00 to 7:00 RM., ET. The

meeting will be held in the

Board Room of the Robert

Moore Administration Build-

ing. All are invited to attend

and take part in the economic

issue that are faced by Gulf

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the exception of a few teams from Tallahassee, home of the
Florida Lottery, sponsor of the Classic, are all from schools
within the seven counties served by the Langston Youth
Foundation.
Tickets are $5 per day there are seven games on Friday,
Dec. 14 and eight on Saturday, Dec. 15 and.all proceeds go
toward an endowment at Chipola Junior College which pro-
vides assistance for students in the service area with items
such as books and tuition.
"It's been a beautiful thing the last 10 years to compete at
another level," Langston said of the foundation's arc. 'It's an
everyday thing because everybody is competing for the same
thing. It's called the game of life."
The lineup of games:
Dec. 15 (all times CST)
11:30 a.m. ----- Marianna vs. Bay (G)
1 p.m.---------- Godby vs. Mosley
2:30 p.m. ------ E. Gadsden vs. Cottondale (G)
4 p.m.---------- E. Gadsden vs: Chipley
5:30 p.m.------- Port St. Joe vs. Cottondale
7 p.m. ---------- Malone vs. Rickards (G)
8:30 p.m. ------ Marianna vs. W. Gadsden
Dec. 16 (all times CST).
10 a.m. --------- Wewahitchka vs. Carter Parramore
11:30 a.m. ---- Bay vs. Cottondale (G)
1 p.m.---------- Chipley vs. Godby
2:30 p.m. ------ Port St. Joe vs. Mosley
4 p.m. ------- Marianna vs. Rickards (G)
5:30 p.m. ------ Cottondale vs. W. Gadsden
7 p.m. ------ --- Malone vs. E. Gadsden (G)
8:30 p.m. ---- Marianna vs. E. Gadsden
The 2007 Education Classic is sponsored by the Florida
Department of Lottery.



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DISTRICT THREE WILL HOLD A TOWN
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BER 10, 2007 AT 6:00 RM., E.S.T., AT
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Lady Sharks Fall at Mosley


By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

Maturity in the face of
adversity is a quality all
coaches seek from their
teams.
Mosley coach Steve


Canfield didn't find much of
it through the Dolphins' first
six games of the season. But
in their seventh on Thursday,
Mosley's girls showed remark-
able patience and poise in
a 49-44 comeback victory
over Port St. Joe at the Jim
Redfern Gymnasium.
The Dolphins
S(4-3), playing in front
of the entire student
body in an early after-
noon assembly, were
careless and had 31
turnovers, including
17 in the second half.
But they were error-
free after taking the
lead late in the game.
A young Mosley team
played keep-away for
all but about 20 sec-
onds of the final two
Minutes to secure the
victory.
c:, Port St. Joe held
. _; two five-point leads in
the fourth quarter, the
second at 40-35 with
less than six minutes
to play. The Tiger


Sharks (3-2) also had trouble
holding onto the ball, finish-
ing with 36 turnovers seven
in the fourth quarter to stoke
Mosley's rally.
A free throw by Beth
Stephens, putbackbyBry'Kias
Daniels and three-point play
by Tanesha Middleton gave
Mosley a 41-40 lead at the
3:33 mark. Port St. Joe's
Samone Smiley, who tied
Mosley's Christy White for
the game's top-scoring hon-
ors with 13 points, supplied
two easy baskets for a 44-43
Port St. Joe edge with 2:14
remaining.
Octavia Langston's two
free throws gave Mosley the
lead for good 45-44. Port St.
Joe made three trips down-
court in the last two minutes,
the first and final ones end-
ing in turnovers and the sec-
ond in a desperation heave
with less than 35 seconds
to play.
Mosley's maturity, best
exemplified by Middleton,
who Canfield said had to play
smart to avoid fouling out


again, was the deciding fac-
tor. The Dolphins sealed the
outcome with three juniors
and two sophomores on the
floor.
"The maturity factor has
been something we've strug-
gled with so far, but they
came through here," Canfield
said. "Usually my teams are
senior heavy with leadership
and it's not so with this team.
But that's OK because I get
most of them back next sea-
son."
Mosley held a 23-17 lead
at halftime and expanded the
advantage to 26-18 early in
the third quarter. Port St.
Joe, which shot just 44 per-
cent from the free-throw line,
rallied for a 29-28 lead with
3:50 left in the third quarter.
Mosley was able to enter the
fourth quarter with a 33-29
advantage, however.
With six minutes to play,
Canfield implored his team
to play tougher and not fold
under pressure.
"I told them they needed
to relax and not turn the ball


over," Canfield said.
"They responded."
Middleton added
11 points and three
rebounds for Mosley.
Smiley was the only
Port St. Joe player in
double figures.
Mosley hosts
Holmes County
Saturday in a varsity-
only game beginning
at 3:30 p.m.

PORT ST. JOE
(44)
Pryor 1 0-1
2, Parker 2 2-9 6,
Clemons 1 0-0 2, Larry
2 1-2 5, Johnson 3
2-2 8, Byrd 1 6-9
8, Smiley 5 3-9 13.
Totals: 15 14-32 44.
MOSLEY (49)
Stephens 1 1-2 4,
Daniels 3 0-0 7, White
4 3-5 13, Middleton
2 7-8 11, Johnson 2 4-6 8,
Langston 0 3-5 3, Evans 1 1-2
3. Totals: 13 19-28 49.
Port St. Joe 7 10 12 15 -


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3-point field goals: PSJ
(none), Mosley 4 (White 2,
Daniels, Stephens). Rebounds:
PSJ 32 (Parker 8), Mosley
34 (Evans 4, Langston 4).
Turnovers: PSJ 36, Mosley 31.
Total fouls: PSJ 22, Mosley
24. Fouled out: None.


Bozeman Downs Gators


By Josh Weinfuss
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
Caz Gant was worried
Bozeman would shoot itself


out of the Bucks' 42-21
boys basketball win over
Wewahitchka on Monday
night.
Luckily for Gant, the


Gators couldn't get a basket
to drop either.
Bozeman (2-1) held
Wewa to six points in the
first half and didn't give up
10 points until the 6-minute,
12-second mark of the third
quarter. The Bucks then held
'the Gators to six points in the
fourth quarter.
S"What a night," Gant
said. "Shots weren't going
down. We had the shots that
we needed. They were just
not falling."
Bozeman warmed up in
the fourth quarter, scoring
15 points in the last eight
minutes with the help of two
seniors.
Forward Kevin Swinney
recorded a double-dou-
ble with 15 points and 10
rebounds. Paul Dawkins had
13 points.
The Bucks' defensive


effort was anchored by junior
guard Matt Walker who
had 11 rebounds and nine
steals.
"Every night's a good
fight," Gant said. "We don't'
look past anybody."
The Bucks shot 6 for 7
from the free-throw line in
the second half.
The closest Wewa came
within the Bucks was eight
points, 21-13, with 5:07 left
in the third quarter when Kitt
Owens hit a layup. Bozeman
didn't let the Gators get any
closer.
Back-to-back layups by
Dylon Kenney and Walker put
the lead back at 12, which is
where it stood at the end of
the third quarter.
Bozeman didn't score a
field goal until 4:18 left in the
game, a stretch of 6:16 with-
out a basket, but the Bucks


were able to keep their lead
from the free-throw line.
When Wewa switched to
a 2-3 zone midway through
the third quarter, Grant used
Dawkins at the high post and
Swinney on the perimeter,
but the Gators couldn't slow
the Bucks' big men.
Swinney and Dawkins
each hit a pair from the line
to extend and keep Bozeman's
lead at 13.
"I was frustrated because
we weren't knocking down
the shots we're used to,"
Gant said.
Owens led Wewa with
seven points and Brandon
Tifft scored five.
Grant expects to see
better things from his
squad when the Bucks play
Cottondale on Thursday.
"Obviously we're a much
better team when we play our


brand of basketball, which
is fundamental basketball,"
he said.
Bucks JV: Bozeman's
boys JV defeated Wewa 37-13
behind 13 points from Jacob
Clanton and 12 points from
Michael Hentschel. Wewa was
led by Andrew Bidwell's eight
points.


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Women's Sports Seminar Impresses, Informs


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It was all they had hoped
for, and much, much more.
The sports seminar,
"A Celebration of Young
Women Athletes," brought
together 38 young women
athletes from Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka, a coach
and two parents, along with
members of the sponsoring
group Women Athletes
Supporting Women Athletes
(WAsWA), and seminar
speakers.
On hand for the day were
presenters Bobby Simpson,
Dana Cimino, Lisa Logan,
Dana Black, Zebe Schmitt
and Natalie Shoaf.
Simpson is founder and
owner of Higher Ground, a
national softball organization
I


dedicated to educating
players and coaches.
An internationally
acclaimed sports clinician,
he runs camps and clinics
created especially for young
women athletes.
Cimino is president of
the Leesburg (Georgia) High
School soccer boosters club
and the major fundraiser for
the soccer program there.
Logan is a reporter
for The Star Newspaper in
Port St. Joe and a former
intern for the U.S. Olympic
Committee and Olympic
Training Center.
Black is a singer/
songwriter, sports
nutritionalist and trainer
who owns UpTempo in Port
St. Joe with her husband,
Charlie.
Schmitt, chair of the


Marie Logan/The Star
Bobby Sampson, international sports clinician and founder
of Higher Ground, speaks to seminar participants at the Dec. 1
event.


WAsWA organization, spent
her professional career
in teaching and drug
rehabilitation and working
on federal and state levels
to improve laws for disabled
citizens.
A disabled athlete
herself, Schmitt was one of
the authors of the Americans
With Disabilities Act and a
co-founder of WAsWA.
Shoaf is a realtor from
St. Joe Beach and a partner
in the Port St. Joe Cable
Network Television station,
where she co-hosts "Let's
Talk." A former high school
and collegiate athlete, Shoaf
is the other co-founder of
WAsWA.
They all spent five hours
Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Gulf
Coast Community College
Gulf/Franklin Center in
Port St. Joe, working with
Simpson and listening to
talks on sports nutrition and
sports-related internships,
testing a new visual training
system, and sharing a
luncheon and door prizes.
"I'm pretty impressed,
to be honest with you," said
Pamela Knowles, the parent
attending from Wewa. Her
daughter, Tori Knowles, is a
senior at Wewa High School
and a catcher for the girls'
softball team.
"Girls get left out so
much in sports, especially
in rural communities like
Wewa. They need something
to show they're important,"
Knowles continued. "I think
any of the coaches male or
female should have to come
to something like this."
After registration,
refreshments and a


Marie Logan/The Star
Joan Clecklety (L), vice president of Vision Bank in Port St. Joe, and Natalie Shoaf (R), co-host
of "Let's Talk," lead a discussion with young women athletes attending the Dec. 1 sports seminar.


welcoming speech,
participants settled down
to a sports nutrition
presentation by Cimino,
followed by presentations
on scholarships, grants and
internships by Logan, and
an outdoor demonstration'
by Simpson on conquering
distractions.
At lunch, prepared and
served by WasWa members,
the girls, speakers and
WAsWA members continued
conversation and question-
and-answer sessions around
the tables.
After lunch Simpson
broke the gathering
into several groups and
demonstrated a visual


training program that utilizes
games and computers to
improve eyesight.
It re-enforced Simpson's
teachings that elite athletes
must collect quality visual
information, process it
mentally, and then act on
it physically. If the visual
information is bad, he
told the participants, the
physical action will rarely
be successful. Improve your
visual skills, he said, and
performance improves.
His following keynote
speech stressed that sold
athletic princiles could be
transferred from sports to
the game of life. ,
Black wrapped up the


day with a demonstration
for the women on mixing
their own nutritious protein
drinks, doling out samples
as she worked the blenders.
Throughout the day
participants vied for door
prizes, which culminated in
the drawing for a flat screen
television. At the end of the
afternoon, participants were
asking WAsWA members
for invitations to next year's
seminar, which they said
was already in the planning
stage.
Vision Bank helped
sponsor the seminar, and
several local merchants
donated door prizes


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Sharks Taste Victory over Thanksgiving
By Jonathan Davidson For the most part, however, II side during the first half. defenders for a chance at game against South Africa. school game.
Star Staff Writer it was the defenders who The Sharks saw many early scoring. Unfortunately, the McDonald expressed that it "I saw it carried over into
shined. opportunities but could not plan for an offensive push was a "big contributor" to their game the passing,
Before turkey, they Sam Ellmer, sweeper capitalize on anything for backfired when John Paul the day's win, as the playing the patience, and the field
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tasteci vicuoryr. i nu IYlull-Y-y
of the Port St. Joe Boys
Soccer Team had something
fresh to be thankful for by
Thursday's holiday, when
they took their first season
win against John Paul II on
Tuesday, November 20. The
Tuesday before, the team lost
to Wakulla but offered proof
of its steady improvement.
Wakulla
After the first pair of
heavy 0-6 and 0-5 losses at
the beginning of the season,
the closer 1-3 score was a
victory in itself for the Port
St. Joe team.
Play swung regularly
between both sides of the
field, offering many offensive
opportunities to both teams.


Sharks, took a shot at the
goal from mid-field. His score
proved the only successful
Shark attempt all game.
"Ellmer is the most
experienced ball-handler at
this time of course, all
the kids are getting better,"
said McDonald, "(so)... I'm
allowing him the opportunity
to take the ball and do
something with it."
John Paul II
"John Paul II was one
of those teams we could
compete against, for sure,"
Coach Nathan McDonald
said of the team's attitude
heading into the game.
Port St. Joe managed to
keep the ball on John Paul


Chris James set the
competitive tempo by giving
Port St. Joe a 1-0 lead with
a shot from the right side.
This energized the Sharks
into an offensive fury, which
McDonald characterized as
a "sense of urgency" paired
with a newfound belief in
themselves as a team.
Half an hour into the
game, a free kick at midfield
by Sam Ellmer widened the
lead 2-0. Sam Ellmer, from
the left side of the field,
skipped it smooth and quick
into the right side of the
goal.
Confidence was high
going back in after halftime,
so McDonald brought
forward some of his


in spite of tiredness from a
limited pool of substitutes.
Play remained back-and-
forth the rest of the night.
John Paul II scored the
only goal during the second
half.
Port St. Joe goalie Austin
Burke had a particularly
good night, according to
McDonald, who commented
that Burke, a junior, has
never played soccer at the
high school level. Freshman
Chase Watford took over the
position for 20 minutes in
the second half before Burke
came in to finish.
Before the game, the
team congregated at the
elementary school to watch
the Nov. 17 U.S. Men's soccer


In what their instructor called a "rare promotion," Rocky Comforter and Cleveland (Scooter) Acree received their black belts
in an Asian style of martial arts last week.
Under the instruction of Curtis Cryderman, who owns and teaches at the dojo on U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe, Comforter and Acree
completed 15 years of intensive training to reach the goal of black belts.
"These are Asian black belts, not North American black belts," said Cryderman, adding that 15years to reach this level in
this style of martial arts was standard.
Cryderman also awarded belts and promotions to Gerald Shearer and to 11-year old Jacoby Cryderman, both of whom
earned their brown belts.
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Over 50 runners
turned out for the annual
Reindeer Run on Saturday
Dec. 1. The run began in
downtown Port St. Joe, and
took runners on a fast and
scenic route through Port
St. Joe's neighborhoods
and around the new Buck
Griffin Lake. The Port Inn
and Piggly Wiggly provided
post-race refreshments and
runners were treated to
an assortment of valuable
giveaways donated by area
merchants and restaurants.


ReindeerR RA


Reindeer Run Age
Group Results:

Female

Overall Female:
Meghan Williams, 19,
22:56:87

Masters Female: Diane
Morris, 49, 23:41:82

14 and Under
1. Sophia Adsit
40:03:84

15-19
1. Carolyn Douglas
40:16:01'


20-24
No entrants

25-29
No entrants

30-34
1. Lydia Miles
26:02:02
2. Carrie Brison
39:56:33
3. Kim Nobles
44:57:24

35-39
1. Robbie Cutler
30:44:41

40-44


1. Leslie Palmer
37:05:52
2. Carol Benson
37:11:51
3. Jenny Lake
37:31:84
4. Teresa McArdle
40:23:37
5. Jennifer Bogaert
47:27:42

45-49
1. Mary Holley
27:01:07
2. Sandra Sevey
27:46:65
3. Tammy Canington
39:06:38

50-54


ILT


1. Gretchen Mayes
29:23:66
2. Barbara Sanders
36:12:40
3. Carol Kreis
36:44:73
4. Joy Lewis
39:52:10

55-59
1. Marty Kirkland
26:30:26
2. Judy Miick
39:50:77

60-64
1. Barbara Yonclas
28:07:26

65 and up


A WARDEE


Sacred Heart Health System and Sacred Heart Foundation are proud to salute six exceptional leaders and organizations who
have gone "above and beyond the call of service" to improve the health and well being of the people of Northwest Florida.

The following award recipients were honored at the 2007 Order of the Cornette Awards Gala, celebrating the legacy of
compassion of our founders, the Daughters of Charity.



Volunteer Leadership Award Dr. Jimnmy Jones
Serving sick and injured children for over 35 years as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. JimmyJones exemplifies
the spirit, charity and compassion of the Daughters of Charity. His commitment to the healing ,,
ministry of Sacred Heart Children's Hospital has had profound impact on the quality of health care ,' ,.
- ." .-.'". .-for thousands of children. '
.. *..,K?.

Individual Leadership Award Mr and Mrs. C Richard Olson, Jr. .
S' Blessed with a generous spirit, Rick and Elaine Olson give because they can. Thanks to the Olsons' ,

sense of community and their willingness to help, Sacred Heart is now able to deliver a full continuum :'
of women's health and family-centered services to the Emerald Coast. For the Olson family, the spirit
of caring and giving is a way of life.



Corporate Event Leadership Award- Sacred Heart Charity GolfClassic
SThe Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic, a signature fundraising event for Sacred Heart Hospital on
the Emerald Coast, is a direct result of the time, talent and resources donated by many leaders in
Sthe local community. Since its inception in 2002, this annual golf classic has set a very high standard.
Each year, a dedicated team of volunteers follow the "yes, we can" philosophy that mirrors the
tenacity of our health system's founders, the Daughters of Charity.



Visionary Award Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Turner
With a legacy of philanthropy, Stephen and Judy Turner fully embrace the vision of the Daughters
of Charity. The Turners exemplify commitment to family and community. Real miracle makers, their
generous spirit enables Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast to continue growing its services....
and delivering quality health care to the community. Steve and Judy encourage their family and ;
..... others to support the mission and the Sacred Heart vision that started 92 years ago.



Lifetime Leadership Award David dnd Trish Warriner
With a family legacy' of charitable giving spanning over 88 years, the Warriner Family has enhanced
Sacred Heart Health System's abilint to provide care to those in need. Through the example of their
generosity and support, the dream to build a premier health system in Port St. Joe has become a reality.
.4


Children 5 Miracle Network Sponsor Award -Your County 102.7 WXBMI
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Radiothon, Your Country 102.7 WXBM has raised nearly
one million dollars to provide chre to thousands of sick and injured children throughout .
the region, regardless of their ability to pay. Each 'ear, Your Country 102 7 WXBM
and their loyal listeners make miracles happen in the lobby of Children's Hospital '':. ,
for a two-day live radio broadcast. 102 7 WXBM is a partner in giving ... -
hope to sick children and helping make ruracles happen .


No entrants

Male

Overall Male: Chris
Hough, 20, 18:15:25

Masters Male: Hobson
Fulmer, 52, 19:55:16

14 and Under
1. Drew Lacour
24:36:04
2. Nathan Glover
36:41:33
3. Riley Roberts
46:46:04
4. Joel Bogaert
47:21:06

15- 19
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Who says you can't shop at home? Local stores have gifts for everyone on your list.
Below are some of this season's fabulous offerings.


Beaded Bracelet
$158 Portside Trading Company
Bored with bangles? This sterling silver charmer
by Emily Ray will liven up your jewelry box.


Mini Piano
$65 Persnickety
Is little Johnny a budding Beethoven? Let him compose
his first symphony on this mini piano by Schylling.


Reindeer Socks
$11.95 Portside Trading Company
This little reindeer went with Santa, this little rein-
deer stayed home... Keep your baby's little piggies
warm with these festive reindeer socks by Mudpie.


iPod Nano
$199.99 Radio Shack
Proving good things come in small
packages. The 8GB iPod Nano
holds up to 2,000 songs and has an
extended, 24-hour battery life.


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$299 Radio Shack
You know you want to
touch it. The 8GB iPod
Touch allows you to
browse the web and
download music directly
from iTunes. 16 GB iPod
Touch available for
$399.99.


Electric Guitar
$99 Radio Shack
So you want to be a rock and roll
star? Then listen now to what I
say. Burswood offers an affordable
electric guitar with a maple neck and
rosewood fingerboard. 10-watt amp
also available for $49.99.


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Deep down, Rover wants to be a terns. Also available: candles plates for $8 and beaded
reindeer. Indulge his fantasy with these candleholders for $17/pair.
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Haley Turns One
Haley JoAnn Weston turned one on Oct. 15, 2007
with a princess party. To help her celebrate was her
Mom and Dad, Brothers Jonathan and Hunter, and
Big Sister Jessica, Nana Skeet Gandma and Grandpa
Carter, Nana Karla and Grandpa Ranrdy Weston,
Uncle Robert and Gianna. Haley is also the great
granddaughter of Patty Jamison of PS.J. and great
granddaughter of Gundy and Eva Weston of White
City. Haley is the daughter of Randall and Melissa
Weston of Panama City.



It's A Girl!
Mary, Maria, Gabriel, Elise, Geraldine, and Mila are
thrilled to announce the arrival of their new baby sister,
Magdelyn DeAnna Joyce Moore.
Magdelyn was born on August 20, 2007 at 1:36 p.m.
EST at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. She
weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Her proud parents are Thomas J. Moore (Tom) and
Angela N. Eaker (Niki), both of Port St. Joe. Her grand-
parents are David and Joyce Moore of Port St. Joe,
Eddie and Cindy Summers of Port St. Joe, and Pete
and Julie Eaker of Overstreet. Her great grandparents
are Bert and Lou Eaker of Overstreet and James and
VeDora Wilson of Port St. Joe.
Tom and Niki would also like to extend their most
heartfelt thanks to all of the prayers and support they
received during Magdelyn's hospitalization. She is truly
one of God's many miracles.


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Who's 3!
Bladen Levins turned 3,
years old on November 5!-
He celebrated with a party.
at Zoo World on November "
17. He was joined by his
parents, Tom and Stephanie K
Levins, baby sister Hailyn,-
Levins, and all of his family -
and friends.
We can't believe how big
you are Bladen! Mommy and
Daddy are so super proud of
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Reflections on The Wall
25th Anniversary Commemorative Publication
In the November 29 editions, The Star and The Times proudly presented
an extraordinary publication honoring the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, entitled Reflections on The Wall, as a complimentary
gift to our readers.
Sof.. The culmination of three months of research and interviews by the staffs
ClIfiherN terSims' of both newspapers, the glossy, 64-page commemorative publication pays
-' tribute to the men and women from Northwest Florida who answered the
call to service.
Reflections on The Wall features:
-* An in-depth history of "The Wall"
Intimate profiles of Gulf and Franklin County's honored dead
SPersonal tributes to Northwest Florida Vietnam Veterans
SCoverage of the Beacon Hill exhibition of "The Wall That Heals," a
traveling, half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Information about the future arrival in Apalachicola of the Three Ser-
vicemen Statue South (a replica of a portion of the original statute
in Washington)
Additional copies of this keepsake publication are
now available at The Star and The Times offices for $5
(tax included).
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Gulf County 4-Hers Place High at North Florida Fair Competition


On November 17, 2007,
Gulf County 4-Hers .partici-
pated in the annual Consumer
Choices, Agriculture Judging
and Share the Fun competi-
tion at the North Florida Fair
in Tallahassee.
Agriculture Judging con-
test consisted of: corn, hay,
oats, soybean, perennial pea-
nut, lambs, beef, and swine.
A total of 8 classes were
judged.
Both of Gulf's Junior
Agriculture Judging Teams
placed 1st and 2nd among 13
teams competing. Gulf's #2
Junior team placed 1st were:
L-R Madelyne McMillian,
Elizabeth Cuchens, Courtney
Davidson, and Eddie Hunter.
Team score was 1044 points
of a possible score of 1200.
Gulf #1 Junior team placed
2nd were: L-R Robin Outlaw,
Kaitlyn Baker, and Desiree
Outlaw. Team score was 1003
points of a possible score of
1200.
Gulf's Senior Agriculture
Judging team placed 3rd


among 10 teams competing.
Team members were: L-R
Shaquille Scott, Tony Elia,
Gauge Combs, and (not avail-


able) Jacob Jones. The team
scored a total of 1072 points
of a possible 1200 points.
Kaitlyn Baker also placed


3rd in the Junior Individual
Agriculture Judging among
30 contestants.


Pet of the Week


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Christmas Auction to Benefit Big River Riders 4-H
Cooksey Auction ity new merchandise, shelf flage, fish cookers, vases, Terms: 10 percent
Company Inc of Quincy pulls overstocks liquida- generators, magic scarves, Buyers Premium. Cash or


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Florida will be hosting a
Christmas Auction to benefit
our local Big River Riders
4-H Horse Club. Auction
will be Saturday, December
81' at 6pm CT at Gulf.Coast
Electric Co-op on Hwy 22 in
Wewahitchka.
They will be selling qual-


tions, discontinued items and
close outs. Great Christmas
gifts. Something for every-
one.
Items include 4-wheel-
ers (different sizes), clocks,
framed pictures, floor jacks,
John Deere tags, solar lights,
drill bits, hunting camou-


hedge trimmers, accent
tables, snack baskets, knives,
cast iron dutch ovens, tarps,
touch lights, foot bath, power
scoopers, cosmetics, car
mats, lighters, giant fishing
lures, wrapping paper, jew-
elry boxes, gas camp stoves
and much, much, more!


Check with ID.
Concessions will be
available. Come on out and
support your local youth.
For further information
contact: 639-3200 or 229-
2909. Or the auctioneer
Cal Cooksey (FL AU2613/
AB1913) at 850-545-8930.


Available now for adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Warden, a beautifully colored male tabby,
(pictured); Trooper, a dachshund mix; Joe
Joe, small male entertainer; Prissy, a three
month old lab pup; Fran & Freckles, sixteen
week old female pups; orange kittens, about
fourteen weeks old; Smiley, a chocolate col-
ored 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.


Florida Master Gardener Volunteer


:The Gulf County
Extension Service plans to
offer a Master Gardener
Program.
Do you enjoy helping oth-
ers? Have you ever wanted to
learn more about growing
plants? Are you interested
in fruits, vegetables, oina-
mentals or lawns? If you
answered yes to these ques-
tions, your chance may be
just around the corner.
The University of
Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences and


-the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service is offering
a horticulture program called
Florida Master Gardener.
This is to provide horticul-
tural training for selected
home gardeners in Florida.
Master Gardener is a
title given to individuals who
receive 50 hours of in-depth
horticultural training from
County Extension Agents and
agree in return to give 50
hours of volunteer service
helping their local County
Extension Program.


Training will include
topics such as ,basic plant
science, entomology, plant
pathology, nematology, veg-
etable gardening, fruit cul-
ture, annuals, woody orna-
mnentals, turf management,
foliage plants, pest- control,
basic landscaping and iden-
tification and usage of com-
mon landscape plants.
SCost of the course is
$150. Fees must be paid
when application is submit-
ted. The program is open
to anyone wishing to attend


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Course will be offered from
February 2008 to May 2008.
One day per week (possibly
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Program contact:
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Wewahitchka
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Edward Vespa
Edward A. Vespa died
Friday, November 30 at 8:13
a.m., leaving behind his wife
of 64 years, Catherine N.
Vespa of Springfield. He was
born February 16, 1924 in
Springfield, Illinois.
He served as President
of the Fairview Improvement
Association several years and
was instrumental in building Fairview Park. He was a mem-
ber and served as President of the East Rockford Optimists
Club. He also was a member of the Convention Committee
of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and also served as
President of the Hotel and Motel Association of Rockford for
two years. He was past member of the Board of Directors
of Illinois Innkeepers. He was an active member of the
Springfield Newcomers Club and KISS Camping Club. St
Cabrini Church and Knights of Columbus #4175.
He worked for Capital Woodworks form 1946 1959.
He then.worked for Raynor Motel Corp where he opened the
Holiday Inn of Rockford and served as Inn Keeper for nine
years, having been named Innkeeper of the Year in 1962. He
returned to Springfield in 1968 vvhere he became supervisor
and purchasing agent for seven hotels. He was the Executive
Vice President of the Raynor Motel Co. until he retired in
1994.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Vespa is survived by a daugh-
ters, Catherine L. Vespa of Port St. Joe, Florida and Seattle,
WA; 3 sons, Edward R. Vespa of MI, David J. (wife: Patricia)
Vespa of Rockford, IL and James A. Vespa of Port St. Joe,
FL; 6 grandchildren, Anthony "Tony" (wife: Mary) Vespa arid
Dessa Vespa of Rockford, IL, Michelle Sanchez of Texas,
Dr. Trina (husband: Greg) Scott of Bloomington,IL, Sari
(husband: Bram) Higgins of Kansas City, MIO and Paul Vespa
of Rockford, IL; 12 great-grandchildren, Michael Vespa,
Danielle Vespa and Jamie Vespa of Rockford, Codi Lynn and
Kayla Vespa of Pecatonica, IL, Ana, Mateo and Lydia Sanchez
of TX, Kayla Scott of Bloomington, Elliott and Samuel
Higgins of Kansas City, MO and Emily Vespa of Rockford;
a great-great grandchild, Jayden Shiparski of Rockford;
In-laws: Mae Vespa of Springfield, IL, Ray (Kim) Neisewander
of Dixon, IL, Patricia (Bill) Harford of Chesterfield, MO,
Eleanora (George) Lyons of Clearwater, FL and Jack (Dee)
Neisewander of Rockford, IL; and several nieces, nephews
and cousins, including nephew David Vespa of Springfield
and cousin Gloria (Charles)b Evans of Springfield.
Visitation was 4-7 pm, Monday, December 3, 2007 at
Staab Funeral Home.
There was a Prayer service at 4 p.m. on Monday and
a Rosary led by his sister-in-law Patricia Harford at the
conclusion of visitation. The funeral mass was 10:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at St. Cabrini Church, headed
by Reverend Richard Chiola. He was buried in Camp Butler
National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans
Burial Detail conducted military honors.


Wanda Gathers
Mrs. Wanda Gathers of Port St. Joe, Florida went home
to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 14 at her resi-
dence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 47.
Wanda was born on Februdry 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, anda caring 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 pass-
ing 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 were Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.,
in the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, Avenue D, Port
Saint Joe, Florida, with Reverend Jessie Hawkins officiat-
ing. She was laid to rest in the Forrest Hill Cemetery-under
the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville,
Florida.

Widows/Widowers Luncheon
All widows and widowers are invited to a special lun-
cheon on Tuesday, December 11, at 12:00 pm, EST. The
luncheon will be held at Beach Baptist Chapel in the fellow-
ship hall.
Beach Baptist Chapel is located at 311 Columbus Street,
St. Joe Beach.
For more information, call 647-3950.

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

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Frances Cathey "Inky" Parker
Heaven celebrated on November 27, 2007 as Frances
Cathey "Inky" Parker went to meet her heavenly father and
joyfully reunite with her loving and devoted husband of 59
years, Charles McGowin Parker. She and Charlie spent
their lives serving their com-
munity and church. They
were the original pioneer
developers of Mexico Beach
establishing the first water
and cable companies as well
as Mexico Beach Land and
Development, now known as
Parker Realty.
Together Inkyand Charlie,
ministered as pianist and
Pastor at the Highland View
United Methodist Church,
Overstreet Methodist Church and the First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach. She is fondly remembered by
many as their childhood mentor in church and Girl Scout
activities.
Her greatest joy, however, was her husband, three daugh-
ters, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
McGowin Parker, an infant son, Charles McGowin Parker
Jr., her parents, William and Estelle Cathey, and brothers,
Thomas Walter Cathey and William Othal "Bubba" Cathey.
Survivors include: three daughters; Cathey Parker Hobbs
(Ralph) of Mexico Beach, Florida, Sue Parker Thomas of
Pensacola, Florida, Nan Parker Adkison (Vic) of Thomasville,
Alabama, Grandchildren Kim Tharpe, Charles Thursbay
(Tracy), William Thursbay (Teresa), Benjamin Hobbs, Lalla
Pierce (Walter), Chip Thomas (Ki-istin), Frances Horton
(Dean), Brooke Baxley (Josh), Laura Adkison, Noel Adklson
and great grandchildren Krystal Terry (Matt), Chaes Tharpe,
Charles, Michael Thursbay, Megan Thursbay, Christopher
Thursday, Colton Thursbay, Caitlyn Thursbay, Frances
Pierce,Thomas Pierce, Gordon Pierce, Caroline Pierce, Chad
Thomas, Missy Thomas, Parker Baxley and Kayleigh Nan
Horton.
Pallbearers will be: Charles Thursbay, William Thursbay,
Benjamin Hobbs, Matt Terry, Chip Thomas, Walter Pierce,
Noel Adkison, Josh Baxley, Dean Horton, Al Cathey and
Perry Adkison.
The Family wishes to express their sincere apprecia-
tion to Dr. John Nanfro, Dr. Mutaz Tabbaa, Dr. Tom Curry,
and Covenant Hospice (especially Rhonda, Trish, Paula and
Nancy) for the loving care you gave our mother.
Funeral services were held at 11 CT, December 1, 2007,
at First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach. Burial
will follow at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown, with
Southerland Fymily Funeral Homes of Panama City direct-
ing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests 'memorials be
made to the First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach,
in memory of Inky Parker, EO. Box 13652 Mexico Beach,
Florida 32410. Expressions of sympathy can be submitted
and viewed at on line obituary link www.southerlandfamily.
com


Cola Tullis
Mrs. Cola Tullis, 88, of Jones Homestead, passed away
Wednesday in Panama City. A native of Wausau, FL, she had
been a resident of Jones Homestead for 63 years and was a
member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She is preced-
ed in death by her husband, Jelp Tullis, and two grandsons,
Ronald Wilson and Ricky Gomillion.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Tullis Caylor; her
son, Edward Tullis and wife Doris, all of Jones Homestead;
six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a special
friend, Shirley Williams.
The graveside funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m.
EST Friday, November 30, 2007, at Holly Hill Cemetery,
conducted by the Rev. Larry Broome and the Rev. Clarence
Blackman. Interment followed.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.




Temple B'nai Israel Holds

It's Annual Hanukkah Party
On Sunday December 9, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.,
Temple B'nai Israel will hold its annual Hanukkah Party.
Food including latkes (potato pancakes) and sugared
donuts will be served. There will be games and Hanukkah
candle lighting.
The public is invited.
Admission: Members Free, Non-members Adults $2,
Children under 12 $1.
The temple is at 1910 Frankford Avenue between 15th
street and 23rd Street.



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'i A C~rLc. Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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S inday Fellowship...................................... 10:30 a.m .
sunday Morning Service ........................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service...............................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.....................6:00 p.m.
801. 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

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8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
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The people of Mexico Beaoh United Methodisl Church
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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He Drowns?


"Hey Rick, this is Peter, "the answering
machine message said. "I just thought
you would like to know that one of your
sheep is drowning across the street."
His message needed no further
explanation. Your sheep-Anthony, a
friend who I have attempted to guide away
from alcohol's destructive grip. Across
the street-a bar. Drowning-intoxicated.
Anthony and I had spoke less than four
hours before, arranging a ride for him to
church the next day.
I loathe alcohol.
Is all drinking of alcohol wrong-a
sin? Drinking is present occasionally in
the Bible in the it's-O.K. category. More
pronounced though, are the many stern
biblical warnings and commands in the:
be-not-drunk category.
For me, I don't drink.
I don't drink because I constantly see
it's destruction in individuals, families,
and our communities. I refuse to partner
with that destruction.
Sure, I drove by that billboard. Wow,
those women with the beer in their hands,
aren't they pretty? And those big smiles,
they must be very happy. I saw that sign
on the beer truck. "CRISP, CLEAN,:
REFRESHING."
Anthony didn't attend church. But his
answering machine message said: "I'm
sorry I didn't make it to church; I was
sick. Call me." Hmm, the billboard and
the sign-On-the-truck promises didn't
work-no refreshing smile for Anthony.
Also, I don't drink because its:
seduction is not beyond grabbing me.
And does anyone want their life to:
align with this Bible verse? "Drunkenness,:
carousing, and the like; I warn you, just,
as I did before, that those who live like:
this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Listen, I'm not telling you not to drink.
But could you help me gather a few sheep
who might be drowning? And make sure
you inherit the kingdom of God.


Rick Leland


Community Christmas Celebration
The First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach
would like to invite everyone to join us on December 13th at
6 p.m. CT for a Community Christmas Celebration. Come
share the joy of the season with Christmas carols and special
music. Refreshments will be served following the program.
The church is located at 111 N 22nd St in Mexico Beach. We
hope to see you there


first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE


Brent Vickery, Pastor
"BO&"r.- Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .......... ..... 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ................. 7:49 am ET
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 Schoiz,
Paul W,.Groom Il
(850) 229-8211


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


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


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SSunday School: 10:00a.m.
' ,Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6-00 p.m.
SEvening Worship: 730 p.m.
All Times are EST


RST UNITED
'HODIST CHURCH
ttion and Monument Port St. Joe
850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
JeffWhity
Assistant Pator/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Churce
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 tojoin us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


A


Call


W hat are my
options? There
are many ways of
choice that are available
to each one of us today.
We are flooded with more
options than we know what
to do with. The truth of the
matter is that with such a
barrage of opinions from
everybody of how and what
we are to do and where we
are to go it's no wonder that
many are confused. It is
not only the world's flood
of options but the church
has as well just as many to
press with.
There truly is only one
opinion that counts and one
choice that is right. That
would be God's! The Bible
tells us that man's ways or
choices are death. There
is a way which seemeth
right unto a man, but
the end thereof are
the ways of death.
(Proverbs 14:12) As a
pastor I do many times
wonder why so many times
men feel as if we have the


right to alter the Word of
God as if what God said was
not just right. To explain
what I mean, I hear people
make statements like this;
"well that was for them
during Bible days and
we are in a modern world
today". My question would
be do we think that God did
not know that our day or
this modern age was com-
ing? I mean, if this is true
and there is a different stan-
dard today than the years
of the disciples, prophets,
and the patriarchs of old
then the truth of the mat-
ter is that God is not God.
Because God, if He is truly
God, would know what He
was doing don't you think?
What do we do with the
Scripture that tells us He is
the same yesterday, today
and forever? Where do we
put the great I Am?
Reader, we must lay
aside our own notions and
ideas and take God at His
Word. Did He not tell us
that in the last days that


Unction


this kind of thing would
happen? Did He not teach
us that we must press
toward the mark of the high
calling? Will we allow the
doctrine of men to rob us
of the salvation to come? I
pray not! It is imperative
that we hold to the strong
arm of God and not be
drawn away from the truth
of His Word. We must hold
to every word that proceeds
out of the mouth of God.
Several months ago
God moved me into a place
I never expected to go. After
two years of fasting and
praying for His divine will, I
found myself in a very differ-
ent place from anything that
I had ever known before.
Doing the opposite of what
the norm for this world is
will always bring criticism.
But looking at biblical his-
tory and any great revival
that has ever took place
God pulled someone to the
side and they were thought
ill of because of it. Yet
for me, knowing that God


had placed me there, peace
floods my soul. Many did
not understand and still
there are those who think I
am wrong or way out there.
I believe that revival will
come from it if we will stay
on track with Him.
I will go now for this
week. The just of this is
that choices are to be made.
God's word, is the only
source that will always be
right. So my option was
not popular with others but
it's pleasing to God and me.
Be different from the world.
Remember, to walk with
God is not spoke highly of
by those who are worldly.
Only the Godly will truly
understand. Make a choice
for God today!
God bless and have a
great week.

In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries


Youth Explosion '07 Noel Jesus is Born


New Life Christian Center and Uth N-Action, a non-
profit mentoring program for Gulf County youth, will host
Youth Explosion '07 this weekend.
Attendees will be treated to gospel rap, poetry, a
motivational speaker, rap session and music during this
two-day event.
Special guests include Jacksonville Jaguars line-
backer Tony Gilbert, Elder Nolan White of Christian
Community Church of Toledo Ohio, and dynamic mime
ministry Anointed Expressions.
The event kicks off Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m, with ses-
sions geared to youth ages 10 and up. The event continues
on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 850-229-7781 or visit
www.uthnaction.com.




St. Peter's Anglican Church
S(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:
igllanb view iaptist C urcb
S382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
S\ Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


: Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church,


Where Faith, Family &


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


performed by
LABC Adult Choir
December 16 and 17
7 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Ave Port St Joe
*There will be finger foods to follow the performance
on December 16th.


Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overetreet 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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


"We are about our Father's business"




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



family L ie O(hui
"Touching Lives with the Love.of Jesus"


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning
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Port St. Joe
Apalochicolo Ponoma City
Hwy. 98


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Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford m ife ChAurch
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
24-'0 Ln, tq I' nue 'Port St ,lVT ;'lornid'a .4-6
(850) 229-9596
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SFirst Presbyterian Church
of Port St. Joe
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


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


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Department Of Education


Releases FCAT Lessons


Learned Publication
The Department of insights to draft observations
M Education (DOE) today and instructional implica-
announced the release of tions to improve instruction
-. fromn FCAT Reading Lessons in the classroom.
Learned: 2001-2005 Data This is the second time
Port St. JOe Analyses and Instructional the DOE has published
Port St. Joe Implications and FCAT
Implications and FCAT Lessons Learned for reading
Z OF Mathematics Lessons
4,.: Learned: 2001-2005 Data and mathematics. The first
^.M.; l.......t e r T2 .. publication was released in


We had a spectacular
week with the Book Fair.
Mrs. Minger says, "thanks to
all who participated, bought
books, came and enjoyed
Parent Night, and helped as a
volunteer". We were very suc-
cessful together and raised
$1800.00 for our library.
The students will enjoy the
benefits of this event through-
out the coming year.
We are so proud of Linda
Hill on being selected as Port
St. Joe Elementary School's
"School Related Employee
of the Year". Mrs. Linda
Hill we appreciate every-
thing you do for our school.
"CONGRATULATIONS MRS.
LINDA HILL."
On December 13, 2007
the Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation, 21" Century
SchoolsAfter-School Program
will travel to Chipola College
in Marianna to participate in
the Celebration of Education
Banquet sponsored by the
Foundation. In attendance at


the celebration will be over
800 students that participate
from 11 different schools in
the panhandle area. This
event will recognize these
students' achievement in the
schools where they attend.
Important Dates to
Remember:

December 7"-AR Movie
December 8"'-City
Christmas Parade
December 131-Langston
After-School Field Trip to
the
Educational Banquet at
Chipola College
December 19'"-Challenge
Play at 9:45am and 1:30 pm
December 21"'-1/2 day
breakfast no lunch
December 24"'-January
41h Christmas Holidays
January 7"-1/2 day
Inservice /2 day teacher
workday,
January 8"-Students
Return


Analyses andc Instructional
Implications, providing edu-
cators with detailed trend
analyses of student read-
ing and mathematics per-
formance in grades three
through 10. The publica-
tions include summaries,
observations and statistical
trends that provide a com-
prehensive study of student
performance by grade.
"Educators are able to
use the Lessons Learned
publications to build a bridge
from analysis to action," said
Education Commissioner
Jeanine Blomberg. "It is
rewarding to provide tools to
educators that support and
aid in classroom instruc-
tion."
In 2006, the DOE con-
vened a task force of curricu-
lum supervisors and special-
ists, resource teachers, school
administrators and Florida
educators to examine and
review the DOE's data analy-
ses of student performance.
The task force used these


May 2002, and contained data
results in reading and math-
ematics from 1998-2000 and
writing from 1993-2000. The
DOE intends to begin work
on editions of Science and
Writing+ Lessons Learned in
the near future.
Printed copies of the lat-
est Lessons Learned have
been shipped to every district
across the state for teacher
use. To view the publications,
visit http://fcat.fldoe.org/les-
sonslearned.asp, or for more
information on the FCAT,
please visit http://fcat.fldoe.
org/.


ARE YOU SMARTER

THAN A PSIE DOLPHIN?'

Week #10 answers are:
1. Whatare earth's oldest trees? Bristlecone Pine
2. What is earth's smallest mammal? hog-nosed bat
3. What rookie running back set an NFL record for single
game rushing yards? Adrian Peterson(296)
4. Where was the NFL's first indoor super bowl played? New -
Orleans Superdome 1978

Congratulations to: Linda Wood, Dwan Quarles, Robin Combs,
and Tara Quaranta. These people submitted the winning entries.
Thank you for participating with our students.

Week #11-Questions are:
1. What is the largest city in Europe?
2. What state has been nicknamed the "Centennial State"?
3. It takes one full year for Earth to completely revolve
around the sun. Approximately, how long does it take for
Pluto to completely revolve around the sun?

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

Please email your responses to: cwillis@gulf.k12.fl.us


Commissioner Blomberg Announces Just Read,

Florida! Recommended Holiday Reading List


Commissioner Jeanine
Blomberg encourages
Florida families to share
the gift of reading during
the holidays by visiting the
2007 Just Read, Florida!
Recommended Holiday
Reading List. Research indi-
cates that children who do
not continue to read while on
holiday breaks and vacations
risk losing progress made
during the school year.
The Just Read, Floridal
Recommended Holiday


Reading List can be found
by visiting www.justreadfami-
lies.org/holidays/reading.asp.
This recommended reading
list provides an excellent
source of suggested books, by
grade level, for children of all
ages and will provide families
numerous opportunities to
enjoy reading together dur-
ing the holidays. The Web
site also offers parents the
tools they need to nurture a
reading-friendly environment
at home. Resources avail-


able online include links to
county and municipal public
libraries, and tips for parents
on reading with children.
Just Read, Floridal
makes reading a priority
in Florida's public schools
and the community groups
and volunteer organizations
that support them. For more
information about Just Read,


Wewahitchka Elementary School Students of the Week;.

November 26-30


Florida! please visit www.jus- K-Raven Daniels, 1st Daniel Bozeman, 2nd Jonah Bidwell, 3rd Michael Duncan, 4th Jaydolr
treadflorida.com. Davidson, 5th Haley Griffin


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, December 18,2007
at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public
hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. November 20, 2007 Minutes
2. Final Subdivision Plat Revision Harbor Walk 7
Mile, LLC Parcel ID #02798-035R, #02798-
005R, #02798-015R, #02798-050R, #02798-
001R, #02798-055R, #02798-020R, #02798-
060R 11.62 Acres in Section 10, Township 7
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida A
Unit 22 Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State
and Local Development Regulation state and
unstated.
3. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment -
James C. Dietz, Jr. Parcel ID #00732-001R 3
Acres in Section 18, Township 5 South, Range 9
West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 3 Acres
from Agricultural to Residential.
4. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment -
Frederick and Rose Buskens Parcel ID # 03436-
OOOR .50 Acres in Section 33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing
.50 Acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/
Residential.
5. Variance James and Deborah Grimes Parcel ID
#03806-065R in Section 31, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Variance of
development regulations.
6. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment
William B. Cathey- Parcel ID # 03488-002R -
+/-2 Acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing +/-2
Acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/
Residential.
7. County Projects
8. Public at Large
9. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these
matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed
at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.


2. Hator Wal 3. Jae u-to, Jr .Fedrc fl oeIJs


Publish: December 6, 2007 & January 3, 2008 Ad #2007-128
Publish: December 6, 2007 & January 3, 2008 Ad #2007-128


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held by the
Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) on Tuesday, December 11,
2007 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public
hearing will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M.
MooreAdministration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida. The public hearings will be
to discuss and act on the following:


Transmittal of the proposed
School Facilities Element
mandated by Florida Statues,


supporting


amendments


to the Intergovernmental
Coordination Element,
supporting amendments to the
Capital Improvements Element,
and the supporting data and
analysis.


The proposed amendments can
be reviewed at the Clerks Office,
S Planning Department and on
the County web site.
Web address: www.
gulfcountygovernment.com
Hard copies may be purchase at
the Clerks Office and Planning
Department.


The public is encouraged to attend
and be heard on these matters.
Information prior to the meeting
can be viewed at the Planning
Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Room 312.


Publish: December 6, 2007


Ad #2007-129


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2007 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING A
PORTION PARCEL ID #01048-050R, 3
ACRES OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART
OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH,
RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be
held at the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, December
11, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. EST, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Court House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the ordinance is
available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to
appear at the meeting to be heard regarding
the consideration of the comprehensive plan
amendment ordinance.














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3. Jame C. 3,iez, Jr.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, December 6, 2007 7B


Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


"Here comes Santa
Clause; here comes Santa
Clause, right down Santa
Clause Lane!" Christmas
time is finally here and we
are all getting ready for the
holiday season. As the days
are winding down in this
first semester of the 07-08
school year, students at Port
St. Joe High School are still
pushing hard through the
remaining days until the
Christmas break!
Project Graduation:
The members of Project
Graduation would like to
thank all the people and
businesses that contributed
to the Jail for Bail and mak-
ing it such a great success.
It raised a lot of money for
Project Graduation, but we
are still short of our finan-
cial goal. We need the sup-
port of the school and all of
the community to reach our
goal. The next fund raiser
will be a raffle give-away.
The prize will be a weekend
for two at a beach house
generously provided by Allen
and Cathy Cox, owners of




Student Edu

The Norris D. Langston
Youth Scholarship Foundation
ill host a Student Education
Awards banquet on Dec. 13
at 11 a.m. CT in Chipola
College's Fine Arts building. ,
Robert Trammell, presi-
dent of the Chipola College
Foundation, will be the
guest speaker and Norris D.


Pristine Properties. Raffle
tickets are five dollars and
you can buy them from any
of the senior parents.
ACT/SAT: The ACT
will be given at PSJHS on
Saturday, December 8 2007.
Students should arrive at the
school by 7:45 a.m. SAT reg-
istration for the January 26,
2008, test date is December
26, 2007. The ACT regis-
tration deadline for the
February 9, 2008, test date
is January 4, 2008.
Guidance Office: There


is a scholarship box, which
is full of available scholar-
ship applications, in the
Guidance Office. It is the
responsibility of the stu-
dents to come and get the
applications. Also, January
28, 2008, GCCC will be at
PSJHS to talk to seniors and
their parents about financial
aid options.
Sports: The basketball
and soccer seasons are now
here. Boys and girls soccer
teams have games Monday,
December 3, 2007, at John
Paul II. The boys team has
another game the next day,
December 4, 2007, at home
against Marianna and then
Friday, December 7, 2007, at
Freeport. The girls basketball
team have a game Thursday,
December 6, 2007, home
against Carter Parramore.
Boys basketball officially
kicked-off their season Friday
night at Wewahitchka. They
rolled over the Gators six-
ty-eight to twenty-eight. They
play again at home against
FAMU Saturday, December
1, 2007. They then play
Tuesday, December 4, 2007,
at Blountstown.
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Scholarship
Foundation will be hav-
ing the Student Awards
Banquet at Chipola College
on December 13, 2007.
The Keynote Speaker will
be Robert Trommell, presi-
dent of the Chipola College
Foundation.


ication Awards Banquet


Langston Youth Foundation
president/CEO Dr. David
Langston will be presenting
student awards.
Other guests include
Chipola College sociology
professor Dr. Willie Spires,
Chipola College president
Dr. Gene Prough, Havana
Elementary School prinici-


pal Hilda Jackson, Florida
Department of Lottery educa-
tion information coordinator
Dog Ott and Joe Davis of
the Florida Department of
Education.
All community members
are invited to attend.


Dazzling Dolphins
Jonathan Love, Rainey Nobles, Brooks Kennington




Christmas with the ARTS


Port St. Joe High School
December 6, 2007
6:30 p.m.
The Port St. Joe High
School's Music Department
and Visual Arts Department
will be presenting Christmas
with the Arts on Thursday
evening, December 6, at
6:30 p.m. in the high school
commons area. Musical per-
formances by the Middle
School Band, High School
Concert Band, Guitar Class,
Chorus, Musical Theatre


FREE Holiday

Concert at Gulf Coast

Community College
December 9 from 2:30
- 4:00 p.m. Amelia Center
Theater on campus. i


and the Arts Academy will
be showcased.
The Visual arts students
and Academy will have art
on display'for your enjoy-
ment, and there will be stu-
dent projects for sale. The
music academy will have
a CD of Christmas Music


featuring academy vocalists
and instrumentalists for sale
that evening. Please make
plans to attend this con-
cert and show your support
for the ARTS programs at
PSJHS. The admission is
free and the enjoyment will
be plentiful.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2007 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP'
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING A
PORTION PARCEL ID #01048-050R, 3
ACRES OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART
OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH,
RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be
held at the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, December
11, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. EST, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Court House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the ordinance is
available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to
appear at the meeting to be heard regarding
the consideration of the comprehensive plan
amendment ordinance.











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Publish: December 6, 2007 Ad #2007-130


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING A PORTION
PARCEL ID #01101-050R, 2.25 ACRES
OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF
SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE
9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be
held at the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, December
11, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. EST, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Court House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the ordinance is
available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to
app ar at the meeting to be heard regarding
the/consideration of the comprehensive plan
amendment ordinance.















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The United States Navy
will inspect the Port St Joe
High School Naval Junior
ROTC (NJROTC) Program
on Friday, December 7, 2007.
LCDR Michael Riordan, USN
will preside. LCDR Riordan
is the Executive Officer of
the Naval Dive and Salvage
Training Center in Panama
City Beach.
This required evaluation
is a major input in determin-
ing the effectiveness of the
NJROTC Program at Port St
Joe High School. It is, there-
fore, the most important Navy
day of the school year. Part
of this daylong event includes
a formal military formation,


personnel inspection, drill
demonstrations and a pass-
in-review.
All veterans and inter-
ested individuals are cor-
dially invited to attend the
ceremonial portion of this
event. The program will
begin promptly at 9:15 AM in
the School Gymnasium and
will be concluded by approxi-
mately 10:30 AM. We ask
that guests arrive no later
than 8:50 AM to avoid dis-
ruptions. Community pres-
ence will add much to the
day's events. This event is
being dedicated to the men
and women who lost their
lives in defense of our coun-


try on December 7, 1941 at
Pearl Harbor, and those who
survived to protect our free-
dqm during World War II.
The NJROTC program
is a citizen and leadership
training program co-spon-
sored by Gulf County Schools
and the United States Navy.
Enrollment is open to all stu-
dents attending Port St Joe
High School. For more infor-
mation on this exceptional
youth program, please con-
tact LCDR Jarosz or Senior
Chief Taylor at 229-6177.
Released by
SKCS Wayne Taylor, USN
Retired


When Ms. Jeannie's third
grade class studied animals
in their science lessons, they
learned how to classify them
into several categories. They
learned that there are two
basic categories: vertebrate
and invertebrate. The class
was assigned a project to
make a science notebook in
which they were to include
the title for each group, their
identifying characteristics,
other interesting facts, and
sample pictures for each cat-
egory. The notebook included
the five classes of vertebrates
(mammals, amphibians, rep-
tiles, birds, and fish) and
invertebrates. Ms. Jeannie
congratulated the whole class
on their efforts. The books
are all very well done and will
be something, the students
can keep and be proud of.
Ms. Jeannie would like to


thank all the parents for the
help, support, and encour-
agement they gave their chil-
dren.
The Christmas Bazaar
held this past weekend was
truly a blessing to many!


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Gulf County schools have a new feature hand-washing dispensers at convenient loca-
tions around each school. Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder said the district's concerns
about MRSA compelled the installation of the dispensers, which began this week. Proper hand-
washing is considered a key to fighting the potentially deadly form of staph which is resistant
to many treatments and is particularly prevalent in gyms, locker rooms and other places were
large numbers of people congregate.





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available in the White City area.

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 December 12th

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

Fire Station


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Thursday night was filled
with beautiful music, the
story of Christmas, food and
wonderful fellowship. The
Bazaar continued Friday:
with a special time for the
students to shop for special
gifts, and Saturday morn-
ing. Thanks are extended to
Portside Trading, Petals by
the Bay, and other FCS sup-
porters for helping us raise
over $3,000. We very much
appreciate the cooperation
and contributions of so many
to help complete the play-
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FWC Law Enforcement


November 16 -
November 294 2007

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

NORTHWEST REGION

OKALOOSA COUNTY
On November 16,
K9 Officers Ros Welborn,
Sarah Hahner and Mike
Guy assisted Okaloosa and
Walton County officers with
a detail which was organized
to target illegal hunting in
closed areas on Eglin Air
Force Base. The K-9 units
were teamed up with local
officers to check signs of entry
into closed areas. During
the detail, numerous tracks
were conducted to verify if a
hunter was inside a closed
area. On one such occasion,
Officer Mike Guy and K-9
Jake, working with Officer
Steve Bartlett, tracked a sub-
ject approximately a mile into
a closed area before K-9 Jake
located him concealed in a
tree. The hunter later stated
that he knew he was caught
when he observed an FWC
K-9 trailing him.
On November 28, Captain
Mary Sumner and Officers
Alan Kirchinger and David
Brady worked the Blackwater
Wildlife Management Area
near the Holt community in
response to increased com-
plaints regarding ATVs oper-
ating in the management
area. During the evening.
hlurs, Officer Brady located
and cited four individuals for
operating ATVs in the man-
agement area. Later that eve-
ning, the officers relocated to
the northern end of the coun-
ty where they targeted, night
htinting violations. During
the evening, they observed
several vehicles slow as if to
spotlight in a nearby field.
Finally, a small truck with
a. loud muffler slowed and


a rifle was discharged'from
the vehicle. The officers
immediately responded, but
due to numerous possible
escape routes, the vehicle
was not immediately located.
Eventually, Captain Sumner
and Officer Kirchinger located
the small truck with the loud
muffler when he cranked up
and began to move. They
located the truck and per-
formed a stop in the man-
agement area. While inter-
viewing the driver, Officer
Kirchinger noticed a strong
odor of marijuana coming
from the vehicle. Upon clos-
er look, a partially burned
marijuana cigarette was lying
in plain view on the dash of
the truck. A consent search
of the vehicle revealed two
firearms neither of which had
been recently discharged.
The driver was cited for pos-
session of less than 20 grams
of cannabis and the mari-
juana was seized.

BAY COUNTY
SOfficer Joe Chambers
found a dove 14unter in the
Pine Log Wildlife Management
Area during the closed sea-
son. The hunter passed two
sets of signs listing the hunt-
ing dates on his way into the
public field., A citation was
issued. While coming home,
Officer Chambers stopped
by the West Bay Bridge and
found a fisher to be in pos-
session of three undersized
speckled trout. Again, a cita-
tion was issued.
Lt. Jay Chesser checked
a fisher off of Mable Porter
Road within the Econfina
Wildlife Management Area
and found his license to be
current, but noted a strong
odor of alcoholic bever-
age. When asked if he had
any alcohol with him, the
fisher said he drank one beer
at home before going fish-
ing. Backtracking the fisher's
footprints led to an opened
cold beer and the rest of
his six-pack. A citation was
issued.
Officer Joe Chambers
worked the backwaters qf


the Chocta
Management
sonal water
ing hunter,
when the te
below freeze
paid off w
subject h
scoped cent
the small
ing season.
issued. C
checked the
on the way
a fisher thr
any luck.
response, (
checked th
and, found
speckled tr
was issued.
Officer
was patrol
Wildlife M
when he s
jects and as
had been h
yes, the other
Clements o
pound bow
were dressed
He asked th
the truck a
tailgate. V
ed the tru
he observed
jects put sc
trash bag in
An open c
hol was loc
and a bag
grams of ca
hidden und
Citations we
session of le
of cannabis
Iof alcohol
Wildlife Man
Officer
was conduct
within the
Managemen
observed a
on the can
Officer Cha
campers if
weapons o
band that
aware of. A
and a grind
Citations Wi
Lt. Jay
a hunter
Wildlife Ma


Weekly Report

whatchee Wildlife who presented his hunting
it Area on a per- license along with his Florida
craft (PWC) check- I.D. card. When asked about
s on a morning his driver's license, the hunt-
emperatures were er said it was'suspended. A
:ing. His efforts citation was issued.
hen he found a K-9 Officer Mike Guy
hunting with a inspected a hunter in the
terfire rifle during EconfmnaWildlifeManagement
game/muzzleload- Area and observed evidence
A citation was of caAnabis on the hunter's
officerr Chambers truck seat. A consent search
e West Bay Bridge found a bag of cannabis and
home and asked a metal pipe. Citations were
ee times if he had issued.
After receiving no Officers Dennis Palmer
Officer Chambers and Mark Clements worked
.e fisher's cooler a plain clothes detail target-
three undersized ing duck hunting on Deer
rout. A citation Point Lake. During the detail,
two hunters were cited as
Mark Clements they were shooting almost 30
ing the Econfina minutes after legal shooting
management Area hours. An additional citation
topped two sub- was issued for an unplugged
asked them if they shotgun.
hunting. One said Officer Joe Chambers
er said no. Officer worked the Point Washington
observedd a com- Wildlife Management Area
and both subjects and found a hunter who pos-
ed in camouflage. sessed no hunting license and
ie subjects to exit wore, no hunter orange. It
nd to sit on the was discovered that the hunt-
Vhile he inspect- er is a twice convicted felon.
ck for firearms, His weapon was seized, two
d one of the sub- citations were issued for the
)nrething under a license and hunter orange
n the truck's bed. violations, and charges for
ontainer of alco- possession of a weapon by a
:ated in the truck convicted felon will be filed.
containing seven In addition, Officer Chambers
nnabis was found issued four citations to other
ler the trash bag. hunters for failure to have
ere issued for pos- quota permits..
ess than 20 grams Officers Dennis Palmer
Sand possession and Mark Clements worked
in the Econfina private property that has
nagement Area. had trespass issues in the
Joe Chambers past. Three subjects were
ting camp checks located who had been previ-
Pine Log Wildlife ously issued written warn-
it Area when he ings for trespass by the offi-
bottle of liquor cers. Citations for trespass
np's picnic table, were issued this time.


moers asKec me
there were any
)r other, contra-
he needed to be
A bag of cannabis
er were produced.
ere issued.
Chesser checked
in the Econfina
management Area,


FRANKLIN COUNTY
On November 20, Lt.
Ranta Shuster and Officers
Faris Livesay and Seth
Wagner were working off-
shore on the patrol ves-
sel Sea Hawk. In the late
afternoon, the commercial
fishing vessel Rhonda Lynn


was stopped while fishing
in federal waters southwest
of Panacea. A fishery inspec-
tion revealed possession of
15 to 20 pounds of grouper
filets which the captain stat-
ed were all from short black
grouper. The officers also
found nine undersized black
sea bass, three undersized
black grouper, four under-
sized gag grouper and one
whole bodied stone crab in
the live well. The vessel
also had an expired reef fish
permit.
On November 22, Lt.
Rama Shuster was dis-
patched to a road hunting
complaint in Tate's Hell
Wildlife Management Area.
At approximately 5 p.m., the
suspect vehicle was located
parked along the side of Jeff
Sanders Road. When Lt.
Shuster ran the vehicle's tag,
dispatch advised that the
owner had a protection order
and was prohibited from car-
rying a firearm or ammuni-
tion. The subject was not a
convicted felon and had no
criminal history. At approxi-
mately 6:30 p.m., the subject
exited the woods carrying a
.270 rifle. A search of the
vehicle revealed another .270
rifle. The two rifles and
ammunition were seized and
charges are pending.

LIBERTY COUNTY
On November 10, Officers
David Brandon and Hank
Forehand were working the
Apalachicola National Forest
conducting wildlife inspec-
tions. They could hear gun-
shots coming from what they
believed to be a tract of pri-
vate land. Proceeding in the
direction of the shots, they
came to a locked gate. The
officers left their vehicle and
continued on foot until they
located four parked vehicles.
From this location, they could
see the field and decided to
wait until the hunters fin-
ished shooting. As the hunt-
ers exited the field, wildlife
and license inspections were
performed. Everyone had a
license and the eight hunters
only had 24 dove. A walk of
the field revealed that it had
been baited with corn. All
eight hunters were cited for
hunting over bait.
On November 11, Officer
Lane Bentley cited a Liberty
County man for attempting to
take deer at night with a gun
and light at Highway 67 and
Forest Road 119.

JEFFERSON COUNTY


On November 12, Officer
Dale Wilcox set up surveil-
lance on deer feeding along-
side the highway. It did not
take long before a pickup
truck approached and
stopped alongside the road.
Officer Wilcox heard a shot
and could see the muzzle
blast. He immediately pulled
up to the vehicle with blue
lights on. No one in the truck
knew anything about a gun-
shot. Officer Jeff Babauta
and K-9 Max were called to
locate the spike buck that
had been shot. The driver
was cited for taking deer at
night. A check revealed the
subject was a convicted felon
and not allowed to possess
a firearm. The subject was
taken to the county jail.
On November 17, Lt.
Kent Harvey, Investigator
Charlie Chafin-and Officer
Stephanie Wilcox worked the
area of Neal Road. Shortly
after, they heard gunshots
nearby. Officer Wilcox locat-
ed the vehicle and the driver
admitted to shooting from the
road and that he deserved a
ticket. He also stated that
he did not shoot at anything
in particular. Officer Jeff
Babauta and K-9 Max were
called. K-9 Max located a
freshly killed turkey about
35 yards from the vehicle.
The subject was cited for
hunting from a county road.
The rifle and turkey were
taken for evidence.

LEON COUNTY
On November 12, Officer
Billy Kemp and Reserve
Officer Donald Trussell were
parked off Meridian Road. A
black pickup truck went by
and the two subjects inside
appeared to be slouching
in the seat as if they did
not want to be seen. The
next vehicle passing by was
Captain Richard Moore who
motioned for Officer Kemp
to follow him to the side of
the road and stop. Captain
Moore told Officer Kemp he
had observed the two sub-
jects put something large in
the bed of the truck. When
Officer Kemp caught up to
the truck, a traffic stop was
performed. The vehicle
check revealed a short spike
buck. The subject admitted
to shooting the deer earlier
in the day and had returned
that evening to retrieve it.
The subject was cited for tak-
ing short horn buck.


Gulf County Sheriffs Arrest Log


The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety checkpoints and
DUI check points during the
month of 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 11/21 a deputy went
to Escambia County and
picked up Robert L Colvins,
21, on a violation of pro-
bation warrants the original
charge was reckless driving.
On 11/21 at approximate-
ly 9:30 p.m. a deputy stopped
an ATV in the Highland View
area for not having any lights.
While the deputy was speak-
ing to Shon Lewis Harrison,
21, he noticed the odor of an
alcoholic beverage about his
person. Harrison was asked
to perform several sobriety
exercises, which he did poor-
ly on, Harrison was arrested
for DUI, he refused to take
a breath test when he got to
the jail.
On 11/22 deputies
responded to a disturbance
in the Wewahitchka area,
when they arrived on scene
they determined that the sus-
pect Shelly Kaye Harrelson,
36, had hit her boyfriend in
the head with a wine bottle.
Harrelson was arrested for
domestic battery.
On 11/23 Christie M.
Hoelter, 38, was arrested for
failure to appear on charges
on worthless checks.
On 11/25 deputies
were flagged down near the
Wewahitchka Substation and
told about some suspicious
activity. They went to the
Parker St. area and observed
a lawn tractor pulling a trailer
which turned out to be stolen
air conditioners on it. The


juveniles fled the area, the
four juveniles were located
and 'charged with burglary.
On 11/26 deputies
responded to a disturbance
in the Wewahitchka area, as
the deputies arrived a truck
left the scene, the deputy was
told that the aggressor, was in
the vehicle. When the deputy
attempted to stop the vehicle
it turned off its light and ran
several stop signs. The driv-


er Jerry Mack Yarborough,
31, was arrested for reck-
less driving and the passen-
ger Robert David Reed, 24,
was arrested for aggravated
battery. It is alleged that he
struck his ex-girlfriend who
was pregnant.
S On 11/27 Waymon
Milledge Swilley, was arrest-
ed on warrants for introduc-
tion of contraband into a
state prison.


On 11/27 Michael Francis
Griggin, 23, was arrested on
warrants for failure to appear
from Illinois.
On 11/29 deputies
received a BOLO from
Calhoun County concerning
a stolen vehicle. They later
observed the vehicle on Hwy
71, stopped the vehicle and
arrested the driver Patty Ann
Durden, 24, for Grand Theft
Auto and DWLSR.


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Christmas Trees

: be sure to take enough cash
when you go. Like nearly
i everything else, tree pric-
es have been escalating in
recent years. So, when you
go be sure to get your monies
r worth. I will give some tips
on tree selection and care.
SIt's important to choose
S' a fresh Christmas tree one
with good color that holds
its needles well. Florida's
ri, / 1 warm weather causes many
Christmas trees to wilt
,' quickly and drop their nee-
S'dles. How well a tree will
S' survive depends on the type
of tree and when it was cut.
By Roy Lee Carter Scotch Pines, Virginia Pines
County Extension and Douglas Firs hold their
Director needles quite well. Spruces
tend to lose needles more
If you haven't been quickly.
Christmas tree shopping yet, There are a couple of


reasons why a fresh tree is
important. Obviously, a fresh
tree will last, and look better
longer. Old, dried-out trees
are unattractive. They're also
fire hazards as well. Since
most of us include electric
lights in our tree decorations,
it's easy to see that a dried
out tree becomes very dan-
gerous.
There are several ways to
determine a tree's freshness.
Bend the needles if the tree is
fresh, the needles will be sup-
ple and springy. If the tree is
old, the needles will snap
and break off. Bounce the
tree's stump on the ground
to see how many needles fall.
It's normal for a fresh tree to
drop a few needles. But, if
bouncing produces a shower
of needles, put the tree back
and select another. Before
buying, also feel the bottom
of the stump the sap of a
fresh tree is sticky. On an old
stump, is hard and caked. A


fresh tree also should have
a pleasant fragrance one
that will last throughout the
Christmas season.
The tree you select should
have a good green color, be
full and bushy, and have
sturdy branches. Strength
of branches is more a mat-
ter of the tree type than the
tree's age or condition. White
Pine and Red Cedars are well
suited to the Florida climate
unfortunately, they both have
fairly weak branches that
won't hold decorations very
well. Firs, Spruces, Scotch
and Virginia Pines, on the
other hand, usually have very
firm branches.
If you buy your tree sev-
eral days before you plant to
set it up, store it outdoors in
a cool area under shade or in
a carport. Cut the tree stump
at a diagonal about one inch
above the original cut, and
place it in a container of
water. When you bring the


tree inside, saw the stump
again, this time squaring off
the diagonal. This creates a
fresh wound which helps the
tree take up water through
the stump. Now place the
tree in a stand that holds
water. Be sure you keep
the stand filled at all times.
It's surprising how quickly
a good-side tree can take up
a quart of water. Be sure to
check,the water level at least
once a day.
Place your tree in the
coolest part of the room.
Keep it away from things like
fireplaces, heaters, air ducts
and even tv sets. The heat
from these can cause the tree
needles to dry out and drop
off very quickly.
Proper Christmas tree
care is only part of the story.
There are certain safety rules
you should follow carefully.
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thing with an Open flame on
or near the tree. If you're
using electric light, check
them over very carefully for
loose connections and worn
wire. Don't overload your
electrical circuits. If you
must use an extension cord,
run it out of the way of foot
traffic, and be sure it's heavy
enough for the current load.
Always turn the tree lights
off when you leave home or
go to bed.
Keep in mind that a
fresh tree with good shape
and sturdy branches usually
will make the best tree for
displaying and decorating.
Make sure you keep the tree
in the coolest possible place,
an that you water it every day.
Take the time to properly
care for your Christmas tree,
and it will reward your efforts
with radiant beauty through-
out the holiday season.


Satellite Office speakers' biufra which
for* Military and Civil provides local organizations
Service Retirees public speakers for commu-
The Tyndall Retiree Activities nity events free of charge.
Office (RAO) and the Civil Topics of speeches can range
Service Retirees Office have from general Air Force mis-
opened a joint satellite office sion overviews to Tyndall-
in the Refill Pharmacy locat- specific topics. For more
ed in the Base Exchange/ information or to arrange for
Commissary complex. RAP a speaker, contact the 325th
hours are 9a.m. to noon Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Monday-Friday. The Civil Office at 283-4500.
Service Retirees Activities Holiday Cookie Drive
Office hours are noon to Drop off for the holiday cook-
4p.m. Tuesday only. Services ie-drive will be held Dec. 10
offered include, but are not from 7-9 a.m. at the load-
limited to; information and ing dock behind the com-
assistance pertaining to ben- missary. Approximately 500
efits and privileges, changes dozen homemade cookies
in healthcare benefits and of all kinds are needed for
other related, information the event to support Tyndall
and counseling. For more AFB's dormitory residents.
information call 283-8660. For more information email:
Speakers Available tyndallcookiedrive()yahoo.
Looking for a speaker for com
your next community func- For the latest Tyndall
tion? Tyndall has an active news and events, visit www.
tyndall.af.mil.

Red Cross Gives Free Class


The Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American
Red Cross will be offering
a FREE "Infant and Child
CPR Saturday" on Saturday,
January 19, 2008, 9am-4-
pm at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church. 'The class, a $45
value, is offered 'free to all
Gulf County expecting and
new parents (infants to age


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Panama City
Cell-N-Accessories [ (850) 914-0900
Wireless Advantage ] (850) 873-6060
Port St. Joe
Nexcail Comm. 11850) 227-1375
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-2). The local Red Cross
offers the Infant and Child
CPR course free as the result
of a generous grant received
from the Tapper Foundation.
There is limited seating,
and registration will be on a
first-come, first serve basis.
Please call the Red Cross to
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Coastal Foot and Ankle

Clinic's 6th Annual Holiday

Shoe drive Has Started!
Its 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.

Young Actors Theatre's "Holiday
Spectacular" Annual Zoli Awards Celebration
Can't get to New York this December? Then make
sure you make a special trip to Tallahassee's Young Actors
Theatre and their "Holiday Spectacular" Annual Zoli Awards
Celebration, which honors the outstanding theatrical, acting
and educational achievements of its students and performers
from the past year.
This evening of awards and exciting entertainment is a
perfect way to celebrate this festive season. Featuring perfor-
,mances by YAT's Studio Singers, Broadway Bound and Kids
,Company, the evening celebrates the 75th anniversary of
Radio City Music Hall's annual "Christmas Spectacular" and
will be held at Young Actors Theatre on Saturday, December
15th. Guests host for this event is the Young Actors Theatre
,Class of 2006.
The event begins at 7 p.m. at the theatre, with festive fare
-and holiday cheer, followed by the performance at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $18 for students; $28 for adults
.or $78 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 students).
For reservations, please call 386-6602. Reservations will
,be filled in the order they are received. Tickets will not be
mailed out, but will be held at the Box Office. Please note that
:this "one night only" performance usually sells out.
If you are unable to attend, please contact Young Actors
Theatre (386-6602) to see how you can donate to the YAT
'Scholarship Fund.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Young Actors
Theatre Scholarship Fund. All donations are tax deductible
(501c3).
Young Actors Theatre, one of the oldest independent
youth theatre programs in the country, is celebrating its 32nd
consecutive year of training and production. It is the mission
of Young Actors Theatre to expose, educate and enlighten the
'diverse community of greater Tallahassee and the region of
,North Florida through live theatre.


"Miss Forgotten Coast

Christmas Pageant"
Second Preliminary to Miss Florida Forgotten Coast
Pageant will be held Dec.15, 2007 at 4 p.m. ET at the Port
St. Joe Elementary School Auditorium
Deadline to enter is Dec. 9, 2007, Be the early bird and
enter now and receive a gift on stage. We invite the commu-
nity to come out and participate in this event to show these
beautiful girls, boys and women we are standing behind
them. The door admission is $5 for children & $10 for
Adults. Cash Prices will be awarded from door entries...
We have lots of age division with no age limit in the entire
pageant, we also have boys divisions. A mother and daugh-
ter awards. 3 Grand Supremes, 1 Hospitality Queen, 1 Cover
Miss,1 Super Model, and 2 Queens & Princess in Every Age
Division No One Goes Home Without A Crown.... Please
call for more info @ 850-653-7634 or 653-2098 or pick up
an application most anywhere in town at your nearest public
school or simply call Georgette Colson she will mail you out
one.


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 Smith850-
229-9277, jamie@palmtree-
books.net palmtreebooks.net>
or stop by Palm Tree Books
at 306 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe


A Night of Painting at Prickly Pear

Gallery on December 13
Participants create their Parker, 850-249-9295, paint-
own version of "Antiquity", erparker@yahoo.com
acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas, Space is limited,
under the instruction of Registration and prepayment
Heather Parker, visual artist required to reserve your
and art instructor. All sup- space. Make check or money
plies and canvas are includ- order payable to Prickly Pear.
ed. Light refreshments pro- Credit cards accepted.
vided by Dolores Lowery, Contact Dolores 850-
compliments of Prickly Pear, 648-1115, info@prickly-
Gourmet Gallery. $40 a per- pears.net or stop by 101 S.
son. 36th Street; Mexico Beach,
Questions: Heather Florida 32456


Gulf Coast

Workforce Board
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board will hold-their monthly
executive and general board meeting on Tuesday, December
11, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. central standard time. The meeting
is video-teleconferenced between the Gulf Coast Community
College Workforce Center Board Room, 625 Highway 231,
Panama City, Florida and the Gulf/ Franklin Center Building
A, Room 106, 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida.

Florida Property Tax

Reform Forum
December 18th 6:00 p.m.
Location: Battery Park Community Center
1 Bay Ave., Apalachicola
Do you understand the proposed state constitutional
amendment regarding property tax reform? If not, you need
to attend this forum and listen to our guest speaker, John
Sebree. As FAR's Vice President of Public Policy, John Sebree
works very closely with lawmakers in Tallahassee and has
an in-depth understanding of how this proposal will effect
Florida REALTORS@ and homeowners. The forum will
include time for Q &,A and is open to the public. Call the
REALTORS@ Association office at 850-653-3322 if you need
directions to the community center.

Upcoming AANF Board of

Directors Meeting
The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. will
hold its Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, December
6, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The meeting will be held at the
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida; 2414 Mahan Drive,
Tallahassee, Florida 32308.
The meeting is open to the public, therefore this is a
COST-FREE service.

ArtCoop's One Night Stand
Friday, December 7th 4pm to 9pm
Free Admission
Drop-in Art Projects every 30 minutes beginning at
4:30
Skits and sketches by the Creative Dramatics class every
30 minutes from 6 to 8
Light refreshments
Original art for sale by local artists
After hours: Late night performance of "Suburbia" by
Crossbones Theatre


SHORELINE SKINCARE & MASSAGE
Promoting Health and Relaxation
(850)227-1953
&
Hair Styling by Gloria & Sonya
(850) 229-6600

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Wishing Everyone A Peaceful & Relaxing
Holiday Season!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS .: -PETS


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1100
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.


'R All other creditors of the
EM- decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
/ tate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN
TORS' THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TCD TE-IC nATE IF THF


The administration of the FIRST PUBLICATION OF
estate of EMMETT CAN- THIS NOTICE.
NON deceased, File Num-
ber 07-84PR, is pending in ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
the Circuit Court for Gulf MANDS NOT SO FILED
County, Florida, Probate WILL BE FOREVER
Division, the address of BARRED.
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. The date of first publica-
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. tion of this Notice is No-
Joe, Florida 32456. The vember 29, 2007.
names and addresses of
the personal representa- Attorney for Personal Rep-
tive and'the personal resentative:
representative's attorney Charles A. Costin
are set forth below. Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
ALL INTERESTED PER- Telephone: (850)
SONS ARE NOTIFIED 227-1159
THAT: Florida Bar No. 699070

All creditors of the dece- Personal Representative:
dent and other persons Russell Allen Cannon


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Classified ad do a
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1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
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ITY,


IN THE CIRCUIT CC
FOR GULF COUN
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 07-84-P
IN RE: ESTATE OF
METT CANNON
Deceased.


1100
26415 CR 167
Fountain, Fl. 32438

Publish November 29 &
December 6, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 07-214-CA

UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, RURAL HOUS-
ING SERVICE, USDA

Plaintiff,
v.
SHEBRETIA S. DANIELS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHEBRETIA S. DANIELS;
and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, un-
der or against the herein
named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT
#1 and/or TENANT #2,
the parties intended to ac-
count for the persons or
persons in possession;
GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Final
Judgement of Foreclosure
dated November 13, 2007
in this cause, I will sell the
property situated in GULF
County, Florida described
as:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN
THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION
18, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT A POINT OF
INTERSECTION OF THE
NORTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF
SECTION 18 WITH THE
WESTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY LINE
OF STATE ROAD NO. 71
(HAVING A 66 FOOT
WIDE RIGHT OF WAY);
THENCE GO SOUTH 18
DEGREES 16 MINUTES
14 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID WEST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY LINE (AS
MONUMENTED) FOR A
DISTANCE OF 271.31
FEET FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, CONTINUE
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 16
MINUTES, 14 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 107.00 FEET;
THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY LINE, GO
SOUTH 86 DEGREES 26
MINUTES 09 SECONDS
WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 210.00 FEET;
THENCE GO NORTH 18
DEGREES 16 MINUTES
14 SECONDS WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF
107.00 FEET; THENCE
GO NORTH 86 DE-
GREES 26 MINUTES 09
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


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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
decides to appeal any de-
cision by the County with
respect to any matter re-
lating to the consideration
of the resolution at the
above-referenced public
hearing, a record of the
proceeding may be
needed and in such an
event, such person may
need to ensure that a ver-
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 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
B4HB 1H1FK280092)
D) 1/- 1994 White Ford
Club Wagon Van
(#25 154 / VIN#
1FB S31H1RHB81844)
E) 1 1995 Dodge Ram
3500 Van (#75-21 / VIN#
2B5 B5Z4SK550616)
F) 1 1985 Dodge Cus-
tom 350 Truck (#75-77 /
VIN# 1 7KW3FS638633)
G) 1 1993 Dodge D150
Pickup Truck #70-471/
VIN#1B7 E16Y8PS2514
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


1100
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

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
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,
CHAIRMAN

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

INVITATION TO BID

Sealed proposals will be
received in the office of
the City Clerk, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, until 4:00 p.m., De-
cember 18, 2007, for fur-
nishing and delivering
F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, a Hustler Super Z
XR-7 mower with a 54"
mower deck with 25hp Ka-
wasaki engine (or equiva-
lent) as outlined in the
specifications.

Specifications and bid
documents may be ob-
tained from the City
Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456, telephone
(904) 229-8261, Monday
through Friday, between
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Bids will be publicly
opened and read at 6:00
p.m., December 18, 2007,


S O1100 110o 1100 3100
in the City Commission PUBLIC NOTICE 92 meters above ground Opening Soon
Chambers, City Hall, 305 from a studio to be lo- ANTIQUES & INTERIORS
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, NOTICE IS HEREBY cated in accordance with MARKET PRIME LOCA-
Florida. The City reserves GIVEN that the City Con- the Commission's rules. A TION 12,000 SQ FT HWY
the right to accept or re- mission of the City of Port copy of the application 98 NEAR DESTIN SEEK-
ject any or all bids, or to St. Joe, Florida, at its can be examined during ING QUALITY DEALERS
select the Bid felt to be in meeting on December 18, normal business hours at OF ANTIQUES & INTERI-
the2007, at 6:00 M., EDT, Gulf County Public Li- ORS CALL 624-1194
the best interest of theinthe regular Commission brary, 110 Ubrary Drive,
City. meeting room at the Mu- Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
nicipal Building, Port St.
Pauline Pendarvis Joe, Florida, will have the Publish December 6, 2007
City Clerk second reading (first read-
ing December 4, 2007)
Publish December 6, and consider for final No.illln
2007 adoption an Ordinance
with the following title: 1160 ti
ICN TIoC AN ORDI- Mexico Beach l; l "ieiti
PUBLIC NOTICE NANCE OF THE CITY OF Missing Siamese Cat. ConSignlm~DntS
NOTICE PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA Name is "Dusty, 5 mo old for upcoming
EN tt t TO INCREASE THE SUP- male. Cream color with
HEREBY GIVEN that the PLY OF AFFORDABLE dark brown markings. auction.
Gulf County Board of HOUSING WITHIN THE Wearing Silver/Gray deco-
County Commissioners CITY, PROVIDING FOR rated plastic collar. Miss- iques Old
will hold a public hearing PURPOSE, PROVIDING ing 11/29 from 308 n Old
to consider adoption of an FOR DEFINITIONS, PRO- Fortner Ave. Call 48-3293 coins Jewelr
ordinance with the follow- VIDING FOR DEVELOPER
ing title: INCENTIVES, PROVIDING '. paper )$
FOR CONSTRUCTION
AN ORDINANCE OF STANDARDS, PROVIDING ,, in. A rt &
GULF COUNTY, FLOR- FOR ELIGIBILITY, OUALI- Colletible
IDA MODIFYING THE FICATIONS AND PRIOR- olletibl
BOUNDARIES OF THE ITY IN PARTICIPATION,
OVNERTREET FIRE I PROVIDING FOR LIMITS
CONTROL DISTRICT, A ON SALES, RENTAL 0-653-138
DEPENDENT FIRE CON- PRICES, PROVIDING FOR PETS & ANIMALS
TROL DISTRICT OF ADMINISTRATION, PRO .- ... :q /7[
GULF COUNTY, FLOR- VIDING FOR MONITOR- 2100-Pets "i l ,llCCl
IDA, PROVIDING FOR A ING AND REVIEW, RE- 2110 Pets: Free to
LEGAL DESCRIPTION PEALING ALL ORDI- Good Home
OF THE ,MODIFIED NANCES IN CONFLICT 2120- Pet Supplies
BOUNDARIES OF SUCH HEREWITH, PROVIDING 2130 Farm Animals/
DISTRICT, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND Supplies
FOR REPEAL OF ORDI- PROVIDING FOR AN EF- 2140 Pets/Livestock
NUANCES IN CONFLICT FECTIVE DATE. Wanted
THEREWITH, PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY All interested parties are
AND EPROVTI DNGFORinvited to attend and be 2100
AN EFFECTIVE DATE heard. Copies of said Or- Dos &
The public hearing will be dinance are on file at the Dgs & Cat Dining Room
he public hearing will be office of the City Clerk and For Sale? ingr
held during the Gulf maybeinspectedbythe Furniture
County Board of County public during normal Excellent condition. Table,
Commissioner's meeting working hours. 6 chairs, Chairs re uphol-
on Tuesday, December CITY COMMISSION OF stored. $500 Call
11, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., E.T. THE CITY 850 229 1542 or 832-2040
in the County Commis- OF PORT ST. JOE, FLOR-
sioner's meeting room in IDA
the Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building, Gulf BYS/Mel C. Magidson 320
County Courthouse Com- Mayor-Commissioner I
plex, Port St. Joe, Florida. yor-CommissionerHUGE INDOOR/
SAttest S/PauliriePendarls OUTDOOR
All interested persons may Clerk YARD SALE/ :I.
appear and be heard with YARD SALE/
respect to the proposed Publish: December 6, Thera specific Flr OPEN HOUSE
Ordinance. If a person ida Statutes applicable OPEN HOUSE
decides to appeal any de- 2007 to the sale of dogs and SATURDAY
cisions made by the Gulf cats within the state or Dec 8th, 8am-?
County Commission with PUBLIC NOTICE transportated into the 1916 Forest Park Ave.
respect to any matter con- PUBLIC NOTICE state for the purpose of (Port St. Joe)
sidered at this hearing, NOTICE IS HEREBY selling. Furniture, Antique Dining
NOTICE IS HEREBY Room Set, Beds. and
he/she will need a record GIVEN that the City Com- Please research Flor- MUCH MORE!
of the proceedings and mission of the City of Port ida Statute 828.29
that for such purpose St. Joe, Florida, at its (Dogs and cats trans- KK: Port St. Joe. 125
he/she may need to en- meeting on the 18th day ported or offered for Cabell Dr. (Across from
sure a verbatim record of f December, 2007, at sale; health require the Boyscout Hut). Sat
the proceedings made 6:00 PM., ET, in the regu- ments; consumer guar- Dec. 8th, 7am-1pm.
and which would include lar Commission meeting antee) -before you of- *Moving Sale*
any evidence upon which room at the Municipal fer for sale a cat or Lots of household items,
the appeal isto be based. Building, Port St. Joe, dog. decorative items, books,
A co of the osedFlorida, will have the 2nd toys, etc.
rdinA copy of the proposed reading (first reading De-
Ordinance is available for cember 4, 2007) and /f '.
inspectin on weekdays007) and
inspection on weekdays consider for final adoption
between the hours of 9:00 an Ordinance with the fol-
a.m., est., and 5:00 p.m. lowing title: ( VenderBooth:
est. at the Office of the ow Vender Booth:
Clerk of Court, Gulf AN ORDINANCE OF THE Christmas on the
County Courthouse, 1000 CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, Coast
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., FLORIDA AMENDING C erfCecil C ostin
Port St. Joe, Florida, ORINA NO * Corner of Cecil G. Costin
Port St. Joe, Florida, ORDINANCE NO. 295 Blvd & Reid Ave.
ADOPTED OCTOBER 15, MERCHANDISE Sat Dec 8th
BOARD OF COUNTY 20N PR EDIUNG FOR A 9am to parade time.
COMMISSIONERS CAPITAL IMPROVE 3100 Antiques Unique christmas gifts for
GULF COUNTY, FLOR- CAPITAL IMPROVE- 3110- Appliances the entire family. COME
DA MENTS, DELETING PRE 3120-Arts & Crafts LEARN ABOUT EXOTIC
VIOUSLY ADOPTED 3130 Auctions CATS.
BY BILL WILLIAMS, SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL 3140 Baby Items 3 S
CHAIRMANNL WILLIAMS, IMPROVEMENTS; RE 3150 Building Supplies PSJ,308 15th St, Sat
CHAIRMAN WPEALING ALL ORDI- 3150 BuildinSupplies only, 8a-?. toolS, girls &
Ad #200NANCES OR PARTS OF 3160-Business adult clothing, baby crib,
Ad #2007-125 ORDINANCES IN CON- Equipment Computer items, Futon,
Publish: November 29 & FLICT HEREWITH, PRO- 3170 Collectibles Sportmemorabilia, & lots
December 6, 2007 VIDING FOR SEVERA- 3180 Computers & lots of Misc. Great
BILITY AND PROVIDING 3190 Electronics prices, Don't miss out
FOR AN EFFECTIVE 3200 Firewood
DATE EFFECTIVE 3210- Free Pass it On Yard Sale
3220 Furniture Dec 8th, 7:30a-12:30p
All interested parties are 3230 Garage/Yard Sales 191 Barbara Dr,
invited to attend and be 3240 Guns (Woodridge)
PUBLIC NOTICE heard. Copies of said Or- 3250 Good Things to Eat 2 piece section sofa with
dinance are on file at the 3260 Health & Fitness dual recliners & in good
On October 19, 2007, Cor- office of the City Clerk and 3270 Jewelry/Clothing condition, home decor,
nerstone Community Ra- may be inspected by the 3280 Machinery/ Christmas decor, men &
dio, Inc., filed an applica- public during normal Equipment women clothing, shoes &
tion with the Federal Com- working hours. 3290 Medical Equipment misc. Rain will cancel
munications Commission CITY COMMISSION OF 3300- Miscellaneous
in Washington, D.C., for a THE CITY 3310 Musical Instruments
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLOR- 3320 Plants & Shrubs/
construction permit for a IDA Supplies
new noncommercial edu- 3330- Restaurant/Hotel Yard Sale. 914 16th
national FM broadcast sta- 3340 Sporting Goods street. PSJ. Sat. Dec 8th
tion at Port St. Joe, Flor- BY: S/Mel C. Magidson 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) 8am til Noon
ida, on a frequency of 90.3 Lots of Furniture, Christ-
MHz, with an effective ra- Mayor-Commissioner mas items, Silk plants,
diated power of 100,000 Vases, Glassware, too
Watts, at an antenna Attest:S/Pauline Pendarvis 310 much too list
height of 152 meters Clerk
above average terrain, op-
veeratingro toransiter Publish December 6, 2007 R EW A RD $500-1000
site at Landfill Road, Port
St. Joe, FL, and with a PUBLIC NOTICE paid for Florida County auto

mto be determined. latiof- On October 22, 2007, Cal- tags dated 1911-1917. Also
ficers and directors of Cor- vary Fellowship, Inc. filed
ersni an application fora new want FL plates before 1956,
nerstone Community Ra- FM educational station to
dio, Inc., are Richard L. serve Port St. Joe, Florida. especially Franklin Co. and
Van Zandt, William Reid, The principals of Calvary
II, Richard Beaman, Ken Fellowship, Inc. are Bob Gulf Co. tags with #59 or #66
Hettinga, and Noah Van Franquiz, Tim Davidson,
Zandt. A copy of the appli- Kelly Lyon, and Dan prefix. Jeff Francis 727-345-
cation is available for pub- Plourde. The new station
lic inspection at the Gulf will operate on Channel 6627 or email gobucsl3@aol.
County Public Library, 110 212C1 with an effective ra-
Library Drive, Port St. Joe, diated power of 100kW. com
FL 32456, during normal The station will operate
FL 32456 during no from a tower site located
business hours, at 29-54-30 N, 85-8-11 W
Publish November 22, 29, with an antenna located www.florida license plates.com
& December 6 2007


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Healthcare: Suppot Healthcare Sales Business for Sale. Estab- 3 br 2 ba Remodeled 1305 Wooodward Ave. 3
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Sisters':


A Delicious Taste of Home


By the Port St. Joe High
school Gifted Food Critics
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"Whether it's the bright
walls or the absolutely mes-
merizing food, Sisters' is def-
initely worth a lunch date or
two," observes Sophomore
Melanie Raffield. "Cleverly
pamed after the owners Paige
Johnson Rich anrd Julie
Johnson Duarte-who happen
to be sisters-the restaurant
has been a success since it
first opened in 1999. This
is no surprise after trying
the 'soul food,' as they call
it. Even in the 68 degree
room, everything seemed a
little warmer after. the food
arrived."
. Forest Halualani con-
curs, "If you're in the mood
for good ole home-style sand-
wiches and salads, Sisters' is


Vision Bank

Salutes Home

Health Month
Jim Norton, Trust
Officer, and Joan Cleckley,
Vice President, teamed up
with the Vision Bank employ-
ees of Port St Joe and St
Joe Beach locations to treat
the 13 employees of NHC to
dinner on Tuesday the 27
in honor of Home Health
Month.
They were served a rib-
eye steak, potato. -salad,
cheesecake and also a per-
sonal gift.
S We did it in grand style
ith. crystal stemware, pret-
ty Holiday, dishes and our
employees waited on them
as if they were in a 5 star
restaurant.
i Sponsored by the
National Association for
Home. Care, the month-long
celebration pays tribute to
the dedicated home care pro-
fessionals and volunteers
,vho enable elderly, disabled,
and chronically ill individu-
als to live their lives where
they want to most in their
own homes.


the place to be. From 'Here's
the Beef', cuts of tender roast
beef with melted cheese on
a toasted hoagie roll served
with warm, flavorful au
jus ($5.99) to a 'Carolina
Chicken Salad', fresh let-
tuce and tomatoes topped
with slices of southern fried
chicken with a combination
of honey mustard and ranch
dressing ($5.99), the food is
fresh and delicious."
"On to dessert," writes
Ashley Lacour, "which was
enough to make everyone
at the table 'ohh' and 'ahh.'
The oatmeal cookies were
the best I've had prompting
us to sneak the leftover cook-
ies out in our jacket pockets.
They were that good!" Add
to that the best sweet tea in
town, and you're in culinary
heaven.
The food is not only


scrumptious, it is also rea-
sonable priced and well worth
every cent. Melanie Raffleld
agrees, "Because of the fact
that I am an unemployed
fifteen year old, money is
not something I am frivo-
lous with, but I would gladly
spend $6.25 for their lunch
special."
So if you're downtown
and hungry, stop by Sisters'
on Reid Ave. for breakfast
(7:00-9:00) or lunch (11:00-
2:00). Also, their Friday
night steak and seafood spe-
cial is out of this world (6:00-
9:00) as well as their Sunday
lunch (11:00-2:00). From
the bright colors and vivid
d6cor to the great home-style
food, Sisters' Restaurant is
a fun and flavorful dining
experience in the heart of
downtown Port St. Joe.


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Hand-blown Glass Vase
$240 UpTempo Sports and Fitness
Giving the gift of flowers? Make a statement with
this hand-blown glass vase crafted by Port St. Joe
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Nike Shox Navina
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Look who's talking now. With technology straight out of a sci-fi
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Boy and Girl Christmas Outfits
$55 and $57 Persnickety
Long before the adolescent eye rolls began, bubby and sissy
didn't mind looking like Santa's little helpers. Dress them in
these matching outfits by Rosalina while you still can.

The Girls' Book
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Give the gift of girl power.
This hip, illustrated primer
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how to make their own bubble
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Enamel Bracelets
$5 Emerald Coast Jewelry
Does little Dolly conduct a nightly raid on your jewelry box? Help
her start her own collection with these charming bracelets. Coor-
dinating hair barrettes also available for 2/$10.


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Clown Marionette
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Like Don Vito said, it's good to
be the one pulling the strings.
This clown marionette boasts
an added bonus: no batteries
required.


Magnetic Pretend Play Joey
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Is Junior having an identity crisis? Let him figure things out
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Limited Edition Purses
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A girl can't have too many purses. These Vera Bradley 25th an-
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Glass Fish
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Out of the ocean and onto your table.
This glass fish has all the charm of
the real thing, with none of the slime.


Sirius Stiletto 100
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$199 Radio Shack
As stunning as stilettos, but far more versa-
tile. Sirius' new Stiletto 100 is a wireless,
portable MP3 player that can record 100
hours.of songs from Sirius radio.


Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 7 pm.
This spectacular performance. featuring more than December 5, 2007- December 11, 2007
50 Russian dancers. is a breathtaking classic the whole
family will enjoy' Hurry! Get your tickets today..
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December 20, 2007 at 7 pm
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