Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
Title: The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: December 20, 2007
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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* S'mores Station with' cocoa and coffee around the fire pit,
catered by Provisions.
Z Live music at the Village Stage on the lawn, bring a blanket
and enjoy local artists.
* Port St. Joe High School Arts Academy, 6:30pM.
SThese young singers will also have their CD for sale.
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* XPets are welcome!
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By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom Newspapers

The governors of three Southeastern
states pledged Monday to bring a quick end
to thenearly two decades of water wars.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist met with
Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia, Gover-
nor Bob Riley of Alabama and Interior Secre-
tary Dirk Kempthorne to discuss the alloca-
tion of water ampng the three states during
the drought crisis that comes at a time when
rainfall across north Alabama and northwest
Georgia is its lowest since 1839.
The dispute over surface water usage,
known as the "tri-state water wars," began in
1990 when Atlanta, after assessing its pro-
jected population growth and future water
needs, sought a permit from the Army Corps
of Engineers to create new reservoirs on the
Chattahoochee, Flint and Coosa rivers.
Atlanta's long-term plan included an in-
crease in withdrawals of 50 percent from the
Chattahoochee and Flint by the year 2010.
"How do we manage resources as pre-
cious as water in a time of scarcity? We
heed a protocol for how the resource will be
shared," said Perdue, in a press conference
at the Governors Mansion following the all-
day talks.
Crist thanked the people of Franklin
County for their input into the decision-mak-
ing process .and said the flow of water into
Apalachicola Bay was one of his main con-
cerns in the ongoing negotiations.
The three governors agreed to a new date
of March 15 for state and federal partners "to
develop improved drought strategies," Crist
said. The March 15 date moves the schedule
up more quickly than the previously agreed
date of June 1.
Under the guidance of Kempthorne, the
three governors decided to'form an environ-
mental partnership and create a team of poli-
cymakers and technical people who will meet
with representatives of the federal .govern-
ment in January 2008.
(See GOVERNORS on Page 14A)


Presidential Primary

Deadline Approaches

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Early voting for the Democratic
and Republican Presidential Preference
prunaries wil begin Jan. 14, Linda Griffin.
Supervisor of Elections, announced this
week.
Early voting will take place from 9
a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Saturday through Saturday, Jan. 26.
The prunary elections will be held
Tuesday. Jan. 29.
Also on the ballot that day will be the
property tax amendment proposed by
Florida legislators to amend the Florida
Constitution. so there will also be a non-
partisan ballot for those not voting in either
Democratic or Republican primary.
There will be two early voting sites:
the Supervisor of Elections Office on
Long Avenue in Port St. Joe and the
Wewahirchka Library.
Those wishing to vote by absentee
ballot may call Griffin's office at 229-
6117. Requests for absentee ballots to be
mailed will be taken through 5 p.m. Jan.
23.
The voter registration books for the
Presidential primaries close on Dec. 31.
While the Democratic National
Committee has announced It will not
recognize Florida delegates because of the
early prunary date, the rest of the country
will know how Florida Democrats voted.
Voters with any questions should call
Griffin's office at 229-6117.


Community Bids Taylor Family Farewell


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

After making their home in Port St, Joe
for.over a decade, Bill and Beth Taylor knew
it was time tq make a very difficult decision.
Last month, the Taylors 'informed
their Faith Bible Church parishioners that
they would be moving to Charlotte, North
Carolina, to found a new church.
The word as commonly happens in a
small town spread like wildfire.
As residents bid the Taylors tearful
goodbyes, their excitement over their new
church was tempered with sadness.
Since April 1997, Bill has served with
distinction as pastor of Faith Bible Church
and administrator of the church's Faith
Christian School, where Beth is a popular
teacher.
They moved to the area from upstate New
York, arriving'with their four children, Ryan,
Zach, Nate, and six-month-old Bethany, in
tow.
The community wrapped its arms
around the family, 'showed them the true
meaning of Southern hospitality.
And it's the people their students, their
church family, all those who have made them
feel so welcome that the Taylors will miss
most as they ready for the next chapter.
"The most difficult thing about leaving
here is you love people and you know you're
loved, and that makes it tough," said Bill.
The Taylors both describe their departure
as "God's will."
They had prayed that they would know


Ryan, Beth, Zach, Nate, Bethany and Bill Taylor will leave Port St. Joe on Jan. 2 to found a new
church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bill Taylor is currently the pastor/administrator of Faith Bible
Church and Faith Christian School.


when it was time to leave, and they both feel
the time is now.
"We feel like it's time for us to step aside
and let someone come in who has different
gifts. We want to leave while people will still
miss us," said Beth.
"God has blessed our work here, but it
will be nice to see what the next pastor does,"


added Bill.
Redefining Community
Faith Bible Church's new pastor will,
quite literally, have big shoes to fill.
Those seeking counsel have always
spotted the towering Bill, even when he tried

(See TAYLORS on Page 5A)


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Concerned about
Thefts

Dear Editor:

We the citizens of St. Joe Beach
Area would like to know what
the Sheriff's Department is doing
about the break-ins and burglary of
homes, and even business. We have
not read anything in the Star about
this problem, and the people that
live here need to know, so that they
may protect their things.
The problem started back in
the summer and has been going on
since then. The Star can publish
the Sheriff's Arrest Log, but they
don't know about our problem
here on the beach..We have had
4-wheelers, scooters, golf carts,
and personal belongings taken
from us. Some of us victims have
not been hit once, but two to three
times. Don't you think this is a huge
problem for a small community to,
suffer from? We go to work, pay
our taxes, and support our local
Sheriff's Department. We vote on-
election day. We are not looking
to the Star and the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department to try to help
us get justice.

The Concerned Citizens of
St. Joe Beach


Seeing Things in
Perspective through the
Amber Spyglass

Dear Editor:
This was written in response
to Ed McAteer's Letter to the Editor
last week, warning parents against
the new Golden Compass movie.
Pullman's His Dark Materials
trilogy is an impressive work for
many reasons, and if we are to
judge the work by its author, we
should try to understand what he
has really said.
"If there is a God, and he is as
the Christians describe him, then
he deserves to be put down and
rebelled against."
At this sound bite most leap to
the conclusion of what God their
Christianity describes and do not
wait for Pullman to elaborate. As


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the literary creator and master of
the His Dark Materials setting,
Pullman clearly conveys exactly the
type of God that should be rebelled
against.
"The Church" of this imaginary
world is modeled on the Roman
Catholic Church of Middle Ages
and the Inquisition, a corrupt
powerhouse which willingly cut
the sex organs from boys to retain
a certain vocal range for the choir.
Taken in context, I think most
Protestants and Catholics would
agree that the Church Pullman
presents should be dismantled, as
it was in our history.
Many draw the line at God's
demise, a false climax to His Dark
Materials. "God," however, is a
misnomer, because Pullman never
labels the old, shriveled being as
such but calls it "The Authority."
The Inquisition lasted as long as it
did hiding behind its own authority,
and taken literally Pullman explains
the exact thing he wishes to destroy:
religious dogma.
The destruction of "The
Authority" is a way to grow past the
dogmatic Inquisition period. All
evidence in Pullman's trilogy agrees
to the fact that "The Authority" is
not God; "The Authority" is not
omnipotent, rather barely able to
move, and confined to a, crystal
prison designed to preserve it from
death, thus not omnipresent. It
is unnecessary and, in Pullman's
mind, something to be destroyed. '
I have read the entire trilogy
multiple times and proudly sport a
signed copy of The Amber Spyglass,
and should address some of the
more speculative allegations in
the letter. A major part of the final
novel (directly before killing "The
Authority") deals with the children's
Christ-like journey into the world of
the dead that proves Pullman did
not create just a "fantasy setting
for the atheistic worldview, where
death is the end of everything."
"TheAuthority"maynotbe God,
but Pullman does provide strong
clues that such an omnipresent
and omniscient-being (or rather,
presence) exists, composed of
love and consciousness, although
Christian critics often ignore this
fact.
Readers must make the proper
distinction between Pullman's
theme (the end) and the means by


which he got there. Pullman's books
deal with growing up, not proving
"God" is killable. The god-figure's
destruction is one plot point on
Pullman's expansive journey.
Pullman utilizes .children as
the principle characters in his
drama as the 'best way to show
"growing up." Virtually everything
introduced in' His Dark Materials
advances this theme, especially the
daemon, a physical manifestation
of the soul as an animal. Amongst
all the clever applications to this
idea is the shape-shifting quality
daemons have before a child "fixes"
into an adult and the worldvieW
becomes less mutable.
The Golden Compass starts
with Lyra's childhood in an
alternate-world Oxford and kept
the state of innocence while laying
the foundation for subsequent
books. There is little objectionably
heretical this early into the story's
evolution, in the same vein of
growing maturity of the Harry Potter
series and its steadily darkened
plot. This is not a trap.
Despite criticism to the
contrary, Pullman handles 'his
duties as storyteller/guide fairly and
responsibly. The biggest instance is
that as the creator of the world(s)
of His Dark Materials, Pullman
does not serve his own agenda by
committing the children to either
side of the religion 'conflict. They
merely skirt the borders of the
adults' conflict, and mercifully
destroy the suffering god-figure,
unaware of the magnitude of the
action to the adults.
For all of Pullman's personal
beliefs, his world is built around a
concept anyone can enjoy. His Dark
Materials can be dangerous to
unsubstantiated, dogmatic beliefs,
but that is not to say that it dispels
Christianity.
.Patents, I hope this column
has provided a balance for
consideration of the New Line films
and the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Because no one can say how the
subsequent movies will address
these issues, I used only the source
material, which is the "worst" it can
get.

Jonathan Davidson
Port St. Joe


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2007 was dedicated to
understanding the direction the
public wanted redevelopment to
take to create the accompanying
plans. The PSJRA hosted 14
workshops, attended by over 400
stake-holders-some from as far
as neighboring states and as near
as across the street.. We provided
dinners to entice participation.
We mailed notices, published
advertisements in.the Star, posted
flyers, and sent out email blasts. We
created an Advisory Committee as
yet another means through which
every stakeholder could participate
in' redevelopment policy and
implementation. From that effort,
we revised our redevelopment plan
(the community goals to which
expenditures must link) and created
design guidelines (the "look" of our
business district).
Board development has been a
priority to ensure the professional
expertise required to move
ahead effectively and efficiently is
represented. Currently interior
design, landscape architecture,
journalism and media, public
relations, and development are
represented. We are planning to add
finance and architectural design
with two new-board members. We
are fortunate to have the Design
Review Committee of exceptional
volunteers (architects and interior
designers) to provide guidance to
businesses who take advantage of
our facade grant program.
To date, the Dr. Joe Memorial
Parking Lot is substantially
complete, adding 35 parking spaces
in the center of downtown. We will
add a deck, seating, bridges and the
monument to Dr. Joe, making this
an ideal place for small' gatherings
throughout the year. We have also
overhauled the landscaping on Reid
Avenue ,for lower maintenance,
greater safety, reduced water usage
and much-welcome shade to keep
shoppers comfortable on those
warm summer days.
Next year, implementation will
-be in full swing. Williams Avenue,
in two phases, will have sidewalks,
landscaping, and improved


Blame It All on


Our Roots!


I reckon we are just. so much
smarter than we used to be. And
I'm a little bit embarrassed to share
this story with you today. I'm afraid
you will laugh. Or not believe me. Or
think us completely nuts!
We used.to go out in the woods
and cut our own Christmas tree
down! Can you imagine! And listen,
that was the easy part. We had to
haul that thing back to the house.
If we found "the just exactly perfect
right one' in those woods up behind
Archie Moore's pond we'd have to
pull that sucker over two fences and
the big ditch to get it back to the
house. Dad said it was a half a mile.
I never believed that! It was more
like twenty!
When we were young thetwhole
family went. Dad carried the ax
and talked about getting chestnuts
.and oranges for Christmas when he
was a little boy. Me and Leon and
David Mark didn't say nothing out
of respect. But, let me tell you, we
weren't going to take no nuts and
fruit and call that a Christmas gift!
We were about as country as they
come...but we weren't idiots!
Dad was ready to cut at the first
decent tree'we ran across. Mother


would walk around it
once or twice, I think try-
ing to picture it in the
corner of the living room,
next to the radio. She'd
shake her head no and
we'd move on.
It was kinda interest-
ing the way it worked.
Dad made most of the
decisions around the
house. And he'd rant and
rave, if things weren't just the way he
expected them to be. He was proud
to be the head of'the household and
he wore that mantle well. But he
didn't outrank Mom when it came to
Christmas tree picking.
We'd spend half a day together
just searching for a tree. What a
waste! If I've had only known you
could buy one! And listen, it was
December. It was freezing cold! Most
years there would be a light cover-
ing of snow. David would "get tired"
before we stopped to look at the
second "prospect". Dad would throw
him up on those big shoulders and
he rode like a prince..while I trudged
along.
I'd try to complain a little to
Leon but he'd have none of it. "Santa


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doesn't come if there's no tree to put
the presents under."
That would get us, off orf what
we wanted .for Christmas. At vari-
ous times as we searched through
those woods we had offered up a
wish for Red Ryder gloves, Daisy Air
Rifles, genuine Lash LaRue whips,
Lionel trains, Lincoln Logs, Gilbert
Chemistry sets, basketballs, Timex
watches, roller skates, Western
Flyers, 410 shotguns, pocket knives,
transistor radios, our two front
teeth... You notice that fruit, nuts
and clothes were not on any of our
lists!
We laughed a lot in spite of the
cold and the distance and the num-
ber of times Mom shook her head
no. Don't think too harsh of us. We
just didn't know any better.


I marvel now at the patience
Dad displayed. Mother wasn't inter-
ested in A tree---she wanted the THE
tree for her family! And it was the
only time Leon wouldn't exercise his
big brother right to shove us around
a mite.
When Mom "pirouetted" a tree
for the third time we fell silent. It
looked suspiciously like the other
eight we had stopped at to me. It was
dark green, not too tall and came
to a fairly straight point at the top.
When she went back to check the
north side a fourth time Dad silently
slid David Mark to the ground.
She would step back and say,
"What do you think, Daddy?"
He would have that wheel sharp-
ened ax half way back to the cocked
position and, in a split second our
Christmas tree was on the ground.
We leaped for joy. We had found a
tree We had our Christmas tree!
Our presents (mine for sure) were
going to be under THIS tree! I have
actually clapped when the tree hit
the ground.
See how dumb we were!
I still remember the year our
parents let.us "go get the tree" by
ourselves. We begged for a solid


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week that we "were old enough". I can
only imagine today how their hearts
must have been in their throats as
we disappeared over the ridge with
Leon toting that double bladed ax.
-We were so proud. And felt almost
grown up.
Now, you'd think that three
young boys would get the closest,
adequate looking tree and get back
to the house. I thought so too. But
Leon didn't like the top of the first
tree. And the second one had a
whole blank spot on one side. The
limbs sagged on the next one. And
one good one was too short. We
weren't about to bring home a tree
that didn't reach the ceiling!
I'd never seen us co-operate so
much on anything. We had to deliver.
Our folks trusted us! We walked all
the way across Mr. Moore's prop-
erty. We ended up pretty near out
to where the L&N Railroad crossed
into Henry County. But we got the
right tree! All by ourselves! We didn't
whack it down with one clean blow
and we couldn't throw it over our
shoulder like Dad. But the three of
us, huffing and puffing, and taking
turns on the big end finally managed
to get that thing to the house. We
didn't have one fight all the way out
there and back!
Mom said it was the best tree she
had ever seen! You talk about stand-
ing tall! We never felt so useful and
needed and ready for Christmas!
Gosh, how silly of us. You see
now why this is a tough story to
recount. We could have just gone
downtown and bought a tree. Think
of all the trouble and time we would
have saved. People are so much
smarter today...
Just blame it on our roots.
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Respectfully,
Kes


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drainage. The bulk of the cost for
phase I is through the USDA Rural
Communities Grant, and USDA has
encouraged us to apply for the same
grant for the phase II completion.
SThrough a partnership with
Waterfronts and a committed,
talented Farmers' Market
Committee, the PSJRA is providing
funding and support to make the
SaltAir Farmers' Market concept
a reality. The "test" market
during Christmas on the Coast
was a smashing success. Nearly
50 surveys were returned with
comments such as "I have been
waiting for this for a long time," "I
love to shop farmers' markets," and.
"Good stuff." You told us you "Can't
wait till April" and "It is apparent it
will help downtown. It is Saturday,
and there are cars on the street
and people in the stores." Thanks
for all the support; there will be
glitches (and indeed we have found
and solved a.couple and apologize
yet again for any inconvenience to
anyone). The SaltAir Market will
provide a variety of benefits to our
community.
Watch for the transformation
of the downtown business district
over the next few months; the
facade grant program will provide
immediate and significant benefits
to business. The PSJRA has twice
brought retail expert Rick Segal to
help our retailers succeed. We are
also ,working with our business
development consultant, Ed
Nelson, to create incentive packages
and programs to help expand
and extend opportunities for our
downtown business. We support
and encourage the reorganization
of the Downtown Merchants'
Association and look to that group
for ongoing direction. We continue
to thank the City for their influence,
support and participation in our
activities.
I would like to offer a personal
thanks to all of you who provide such
kind and welcome encouragement
and inspiration to me daily. On
behalf of the PSJRA, we wish each
of you a Holiday Season filled with
love and joy as well as a prosperous
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Thursday, December 20, 2007 5A


After-School Program Keeps Students on Right Track


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Like most of his peers,
Port St. Joe Middle School
sixth-grader Frankie Harris
enjoyed relaxing after a long
day at school.
But as Harris himself
will tell you, he may have
enjoyed it a little too much.
Athome,Harrisneglected
his homework and refused
to study. Consequently, his
math and history grades
plunged.
When the bright 12-
year-old received Fs in
both subjects, his parents
enrolled him in the Norris D.
Langston Youth Scholarship
Foundation/21 Century
Community Learning Center
after-school program, which
serves grades 6-12.
Speaking last Thursday,
Harris said the program has
forced him to do what he's
"supposed to do."
The free after-school
program is held in the Port
Sr. -Joe High School library
from 3-6 p.m. Monday-
Thursday.
It is open to all students
and requires a parent's
permission to participate.
Led by director Kenneth
Monette, the high school's



Taylors -

to escape notice at his
favorite Burger King table,
sitting way in the back.
During his time in Port
St. Joe, Bill preached God's
word both in and out of
church, ministering to those
in need regardless of the
location. '
"I've always seen the
community as a place of
ministry, notjust the church,"
said Bill.
For many years, Beth has
asked Piggly Wiggly owner
George Duren to make her
husband the store's official
chaplain.
"He'll go in for eggs and
two hours later he'll come
back," laughed Beth.
Bill has been
actively involved in many
organizations, committees
and coalitions, including
Christmas on the Coast and
the Christian Community
Development Fund (CCDF).
CCDF director Diana
SealeysaidBill's"compassion
for people and fun-loving way
of talking to people" made
him an ideal member of the
CCDF board.
"He 'was the kind of
person I was looking for.
He was always very helpful,
always did whatever I needed
him to do," said Sealey.
"It's always hard to
replace somebody Jike that,
and I will miss Bill."
Legacy
Though they hold the
distinction of being the
second longest-serving
pastor/wife duo in Faith
Bible Church's history, Bill
and Beth dismiss any talk of
legacy.
They acknowledge
several site improvements,
such as the construction of
a iew, $650,000 multi-use
building for worship and
other 'events;, and two new
playgrounds enjoyed by Faith
C~hristian students.
But they give all the credit
to an engaged community
and gracious God.
."People see that and
say, 'It's what Bill and Beth
have done,' and it's not. It's
what God has done. We just
happened to be here," said
Bill.


assistant principal, the
program employs five
teachers: Karen Odom,
Krystal Terry, Gloria Gant,
Nancy Bednar and Lynn
Shirley and three high school
tutors: Beth,Blackmon, Abby
Ard and Sarah Hiscock.
Harris and the
approximately 24 other
enrolled students receive
help with homework and
one-on-one instruction.
Students research school
projects online and sharpen
their skills on the Pangea,
FCAT Explorer and Achieve
3000 computer programs.
Many of the students
have achieved marked
improvements in their
grades.
Harris' math and history
grades have both jumped two
letter grades, to the delight
of his parents.
"They think I should stay
in [the program] because my
grades have come up," noted
Harris.
According to Monette,
Harris' success story is not
unique.
"There have been
improvements. I can't say
in every student, but we're
working towards trying to
improve with every student,"
he said.






Others say credit should
be given where credit is due.
Paula Pickett's eight-
year-old twins, Kerigan and
Dell, have attended Faith
Christian School since age
two.
Pickett said Beth
epitomizes everything a
teacher should be, and called
Bill "a gentle giant with larger
than life stories," who leads
with a quiet assurance.
"I cannot imagine a better
experience with another
school or a group of people
than we've had at Faith
Christian, and it's because of
Beth and .Bill it really is,"
said Pickett.
She described the
Taylors as good listeners.
who demonstrate a rare
compassion for all they
meet.
"They're very, very giving
people, and they don't stop
the giving at 3:00. It's in their
heart. There's a passion
there that we all wish we can
emulate."
Jackie Quarles, Faith
Christian School's first
teacher and coordinator
and current board member,
described Bill as the "most
well-rounded pastor" in Faith
Bible Church's history.
"He is "balanced in his
doctrine, in his teaching
ability to young and old, his
preaching and in his music,"
said Quarles. "He is a loving,
caring person to all, whether
a member of our church, a
parent or grandparent of one
of our students, a teacher
in Faith Christian School, a
friend, or a stranger on the
street."
Quarles described Beth
as a "great teacher and
evangelist," and said the
church will greatly miss the.
Taylor children. '
"We have enjoyed being
a part of the lives of Ryan,
Zach, Nate and Bethany
as they have grown into
wonderful young teens and
adults," said Quarles. "We
will miss them all."
Sovereign Grace
The Taylors' new church
in Charlotte will be. called
Sovereign Grace Church at
Lake Norman.


Beth Blackmon (center), a Port St. Joe High School senior, tutors student Robert Matthews on Thursday at the Norris D. Langston
Youth Scholarship Foundation/215' Century Community Learning Center after-school program. Also pictured are tutor Abby Ard (left)
and student Quincy Works (right).


Monette
parents to


encouraged
enroll their


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Bill described the
church as an "independent,
non-denominational,
reformed Bible church,"
that will lack any of the seat-
filling gimmicks of modern
churches.
"We find a lot of churches
today that try to make people
feel good instead of teaching
what the Bible says about
everything," said Bill.
"We're just simply going
to teach God's word to
people who, are hungry for
God's word. That's why it's
independent. We're not going
to .try to follow anybody's
program."
The Taylors are currently
looking to rent worship space
in an area which boasts some
of the largest churches in the
Southeast.
Four Charlotte families
have already joined The
Taylots' church. They have
been meeting for two months
to review Bible studies Bill
has prepared for. them.
Beth has accepted a
teachingpositionatSouthlake
Christian School, which has
a student population of 900,
nearly nine times that of
Faith Christian School.
SBill who has taught
for 20 years, including Bible
classes at Faith Christian
will focus his efforts on
pastoring, at least initially.
All of the Taylor children,
including Ryan, who is
currently attending Gulf
Coast Community College,
will make the move to
Charlotte with their parents
on January 2.
The Taylors understand
that they must sever their
official relationship with
Faith Bible Church and Faith
Christian School in order for
a new pastor/administrator
to thrive.
But they will not sever
their ties to those they have
called friends for over a
decade.
"I don't see how we can
not remain in contact," said
Bill.
"We have lots of friends
here," added Beth. "Lots of
life-long friends."


children in the after-school
program,' citing several
important benefits.


"It's something that's
going to help them improve
their grades and give them


Despina Williams/The Star


an opportunity to socialize
with other students and find
ways to be productive in a
school setting," he said.
The after-school
program provides tutor Beth
Blackmon; a Port St. Joe
High School senior, a chance
to earn some spending money
and interact with students.
"I like to sped time
with the kids. I hope I give
them an incentive to do good
because I care about them,"
said Blackmon.
"It helps me out, too,"
she added. "It refreshes my
memory.
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation offers
after-school programs at
10 other sites in Northwest
Florida, including Port St.
Joe Elementary School.

(At left) Eighth-grader
Sadik Padilla surfs the Internet.
Students in the after-school
program frequently use the
computers to research class
projects.


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Port St. Joe City Commission Rescinds Boundaries


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It's official.
The Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA) is back to its orig-
inal boundaries.
At the Dec. 18 Port St.
Joe city commission meet-
ing, two resolutions on the
issue were passed.
One resolution rescind-
ed an earlier resolution,
approved in September
2006, which expanded
the boundaries of the
Port St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJDRA) to include most


of north Port St. Joe.
The second resolution
renamed the redevelop-
ment agency to reflect its
new boundaries.
The first resolution
was part of the settlement
of the lawsuit filed against
the city of Port St. Joe by
12 north Port St. Joe resi-
dents early this year.
Recently, after consid-
erable legal action and a
ruling by a federal court
judge regarding discovery
and other motions, the
plaintiffs agreed to drop
the lawsuit against the
city if the boundaries were
redrawn to their original


lines.
City commissioners
voted 3-2 to rescind the
expansion. Commissioners
Arthur White and Charles
Stephens voted against the
resolution.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
Dannie Bolden, direc-
tor of the Port St. Joe
Community Development
Corporation (CDC)
announced plans for three
groups of affordable houses
to be built in Gulf County.
Bolden said the CDC
was working with devel-
opers to build affordable
housing in White City along


the Intracoastal Waterway
on the north side of the
bridge; in Overstreet; and
in St. Joe Beach.
The houses will be
priced between $125,000
and $150,000, and will be
between 1,100 and 1,400
square feet, according to
Bolden.
He called them "good,
solid starter homes."
The houses are for what
Bolden termed "essential
services personnel, like
police officers, firefighters
and teachers."
. The houses will also
carry deed restrictions to
assure they will remain


affordable, he said.
Bolden askedto address
the City Commission on
the project at the. Jan. 3
commission meeting.
Commissioners voted
unanimously to expand-the
Centennial bike path cur-
rently under construction
to include a concrete and
brick paver crosswalk over
Long Avenue onthe north
side of the Centennial
Building.
They agreed to add the
crosswalk as a safety fea-
ture, so drivers could more
easily see the crosswalk
over Long Avenue at the
Port St. Joe Elementary


School, and so children
would gravitate to the
crosswalk.
According to Bill
Kennedy, the Preble
Rish engineer in charge
of the -project, the work
will probably take place
over Christmas week,
while school is out for the
Christmas holidays.
Kennedy said Long
Avenue will be blocked for
a period of time while the
work is completed.
Vehicles will use a
short detour around the
Centennial Building dur-
ing the construction of the
crosswalk.


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Housing and Drainage Are Top Issues for City


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The city of Port St. Joe
agreed Dec. 4 to bond itself
for a $252,000 20-year loan
in order to get a $370,000
grant.
The city will spend well
over $600,000 to solve the
drainage problem beleagur-
ing Sunset Circle and the
surrounding area in town,
according to Charlotte
Pierce, grant writer for the
city.
The loan plus the grant
will pay for the Sunset
Circle drainage project that
the city has been working
on since January of this


year.
In the Dec. 4 regular
city commission meeting,
Pierce told the city com-
missioners that severe hur-
ricane damage in 2004 and
2005 collapsed that area's
drainage infrastructure,
resulting in severe flood-
ing in the yards on Sunset
Circle since then.
The city applied for
a grant from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's.
Rural Development to
replace the aged exist-
ing culverts and drainage
pipes.
City manager Lee
Vincent told the board that
he "did not really want


to have to bond this, but
USDA required it to get the
$370,000 grant."
According to Vincent,
when the bond is written,
the city can insert a no-pen-
alty clause for pre-payment.
He said he believed the city
could pay off the bond "in
six months to a year."
"This is one of the
most complicated, convo-
luted grants I've ever seen
in my life," said city attor-
ney Russell Scholz, telling
the board that the action
to acquire a bond for a
20-year loan required a city
resolution.
The motion to adopt a
resolution to incur the loan
debt passed by a unani-
mous vote.
In other business con-


ducted at the Dec. 4 meet-
ing:
Gail Alsobrook, direc-
tor of the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA) announced that
Apalachicola businessman
Harry Arnold had discussed
with her plans to renovate
the Port Theatre on Reid
Avenue into a movie theater
and performing arts build-
ing.
Alsobrook said that the
PSJRA was working with
Arnold to develop plans for
the project.
Arnold purchased the
theater property earlier this
year.
Scholz presented the
first reading of a city ordi-
nance covering affordable
housing. He told the board


the city had to adopt an
affordable housing ordi-
nance before Jan. 1 as part
of its comprehensive plan.
The ordinance provides
incentives for developers
to provide affordable hous-
ing through density bonus-
es "and not just from the
largesse of their hearts,"
Scholz said.
Scholz presented the
first readings, by title only,
of two other ordinances,
one dealing with the pub-
lic schools facility element
of the city's comprehensive
plan, and the other deal-
ing with an update of the
city's schedule of capital
improvement projects.
The first regular city
commission meeting of
2008, originally scheduled
for Jan. 1, was moved to
Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m.


The board voted
unanimously to approve the
Planned Unit Development
(PUD) of Bayview Village
Commons/Meyers Park, .
St. Joe Company develop-
ment at Jones Homestead. i
The development will
consist of a 13-acre com-
mercial plot at the corner of
Jones Homestead Road and
U.S.98, and two contiguous
residential plots, one for
multi-family units and one
for single homes.
A total of 188 resident;
tial units are planned, to
be constructed in several
phases.
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Sludge Consent Order Spells Out Penalties


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Owners and operators
of Wetappo Farms and
Gulf County Farms are
now negotiating with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP) over penalties for
violating state statutes
governing the dumping and
handling of sludge near
Wewahitchka.
The violations allegedly
happened between January
2004 and December 2005 at
both sites.
Specific remedial work
for the eight cited violations
was extensively outlined in
the 84-page FDEP Consent
Order (OGC File No. 06-
2433-23-DW), dated Nov. 21
and sent by certified mail to
Mallory Williams of Williams
Environmental Services, Inc.
in Lynn Haven.
The Consent Order is a
settlement of the FDEP's civil
and administrative authority
and is not a settlement of
any criminal liabilities or a
settlement of any violation
that may be prosecuted
criminally or civilly under
federal law.
Williams told The Star
on Dec. 4 that he and the
other respondents named
in the Consent Order were
making it to an administrative
hearing, which has yet to be
scheduled.
He contended that
some of the comments in
the [Consent] Order were
incorrect.
Named as additional
'fRespondents" in the Consent
Order were Daxson Williams
and George R. Fleming,


Williams Environmental
Services, Inc., Bay
Environmental, Inc., Bay
Environmental Laboratory,
Inc., Wetappo Farms, Inc.,
and Gulf County Farms, Inc.
Some of the restitution
ordered by the Consent
Order included:
1. Soil Sampling
- within 30 days of the
effective date of the Order,
respondents must submit,
for FDEP approval, a plan for
the collection and analysis
of soil samples from Gulf
County Farms and Wetappo
Farms, to check for levels of
arsenic, cadmium, copper,
lead, mercury, molybdenum,
nickel, selenium and zinc.
The plan must be
prepared and sealed by
a professional engineer
or geologist registered in
Florida, and must follow
exactly a very detailed list of
instructions on collection,
locations and depth of
samples, plus guidelines
on which laboratory will
be permitted to analyze the
samples.
At least two weeks before
sampling, the respondents
must notify FDEP in writing
of the sampling date and
-allow FDEP to observe the
procedure and also to collect
its own samples.
Detailed rules are then
laid out to deal with analysis
results, any conflicting lab
and DEP sample analyses,
and notification, in writing, of
affected residuals generating
facilities, if the samples show
the soil exceeds cumulative
loadings.
If soil samples from the
two sites exceed permitted
levels, no further application


of residuals will be allowed.
2. Groundwater
Sampling The same criteria
as for soil sampling apply for
the collection and analysis of
groundwater samples from
both farms, and from the
area located in and around
the septic tank drain field
of Bay Environmental
Laboratory at Gulf Farms.
Thetestingistodetermine
if the groundwater in that
area is in compliance with
drinking water standards of
the Florida Administrative
Code for the following
parameters: nitrate, total
dissolved solids, chloride,
fecal coliform, pH, sulfate,
total kjeldahl nitrogen, total
phosphorus, plus arsenic,
cadmium, chromium, lead,
mercury, molybdenum,
nickel, selenium and zinc.
The groundwater
sampling plan must include
the proposed installation
of groundwater monitoring
wells, which cannot be
installed until approval is
given from DEP and the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District
(NWFWMD).
Reports on well
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must be submitted to DEP
for each well within 30
days of construction of the
groundwater monitoring
wells.
Again, sample collection
must follow exact guidelines,
as in soil sampling, and be
analyzed by a certified lab.
In addition, water levels
must be recorded before
evacuating wells for sample
collection.
If the groundwater tests
fail to meet primary and


secondary drinking water
standards for public water
systems as specified in the
Florida Administrative Code,
no more residuals may be
applied to the sites.
FDEP may refer the
results of the sampling at
both farms and the area in
and around the septic tank
drain field to the FDEP Waste
Cleanup Section, which may
require the respondents
to perform additional
sampling to determine the
extent of contamination and
cleanup according to FDEP
requirements.
Additionally, if
groundwater sampling shows
violations, the respondents
may be required to obtain
permission to enter the
property of adjacent
property owners who have
private drinking water wells
downstream from Gulf
County and Wetappo Farms,
or downstream from. the
septic tank drain field area,
in order to have their water
sampled and analyzed by a
certified lab.
The results must then
be submitted to FDEP
who may require further
corrective actions based on
the analysis results of those
private wells.
3. Surface Water
Sampling The same criteria
apply to submitting a plan
for collection and analysis
of surface water samples
along the perimeter of both
farms to determine total
phosphorous, total nitrogen
and fecal coliform bacteria
content of surface water
bordering both sites.
The Surface Water
Sampling Plan must include


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sampling locations that
would: be unaffected by
the respondents' activities,
could be affected by the
respondents' point of entry
into the surface water, and
are downstream from the
respondents' activities.
Everything then follows
as in the other plans. If
results of the surface water
sampling show that surface
water standards for total
phosphorous, total nitrogen
and fecal coliform bacteria
are exceeded, then FDEP
reserves the right to take
further action.
4. Groundwater Table
Depth Within 30 days
of the effective date of the
Order, respondents must
submit, for FDEP approval,
a plan and schedule to
determine the seasonal high
groundwater table depth at
each application zone on
Gulf County Farms.
The same criteria as
before apply concerning
collection, locations and
depth of samples, plus
guidelines on which
laboratory can analyze the
samples.
The summary submitted
to FDEP must include aerial
photos and delineations,
plus site drawings and
descriptions showing any
areas where the seasonal
high groundwater table depth
is equal to or less than two
feet from the soil surface.
If FDEP determines
that areas do exist that are
not in compliance with the
two-foot rule, those areas
cannot be used for residuals
application.
Florida Administrative
Code states that 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.
If the seasonal high
ground water level is within
two feet of the surface,
respondents must determine
the water table level in one or
morerepresentativelocations
in the application zone before
each application.
The water level is to be
determined "by observing
the standing water level in
a three-foot deep hole dug
at least one hour before
application, or by other
means, such as measuring
the water level in a monitoring
well or a piezometer."
Penalties for the named
violations stated in the
ConsentOrderfallintoseveral
categories, and enforcement
of those penalties depends
on the outcome of any
administrative hearings filed
by the respondents.
As stated in the Consent
Order, penalties could
include:
Civil Penalties: Within
60 days of the effective
date of the Consent Order,
Respondents must pay FDEP
$120,579 as settlement
for issues addressed in the
Order.
The civil penalty in this
case includes 19 violations
of $2,000 or more. Payment
must be by cashier's check
or money order.
Stipulated Penalties
(penalties agreed to by
both sides): Respondents
are directed to pay FDEP
stipulated penalties of

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Gators Earn First Win


The young Wewahitchka
Gators boys' basketball team
earned its first win of the
season last week with a 56-47
victory over Poplar Springs.
The Gators (1-8) followed
that victory with a pair of
losses, one in the district.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Wewahitchka 56,
Poplar Springs,47
The first and third quar-
ters were the charm for the
Gators as they raced to early
leads in both halves and held
off late rallies by visiting
Poplar Springs.
Chris Peak led the
Gators with 20 points,
Chance Knowles adding 17
and Christian Owens 13 as
Wewahitchka had three dou-
ble-digit scorers for the first
time this season.
Peak also had a team-
high 21 rebounds with Owens
pulling down 14 boards. Peak
added two steals and a block
and the Gators finished with
10 steals.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Carter Parramore 77,
Wewahitchka 23
The Gadsden County
school sprinted to a 42-12


halftime lead and the Gators
could not chip away in los-
ing during the Langston
Education Classic at Chipola
Junior College.
Chance Knowles' seven
points led the Gators with
Peak adding six and Owens
four.
Peak and Owens
each had 10 rebounds but
Wewahitchka's undoing was
23 turnovers.
Monday, Dec. 17
Blountstown 64,
Wewahitchka 53
The visiting Gators fell
behind 21-6 in the first quar-
ter but out-scored the Bulldogs
21-9 in the third quarter to
pull within two points before
Blountstown pulled away in
the final period in the open-
ing round of the Blountstown
Holiday Tournament.
Knowles led the Gators
with 22 points while Owens
added 12 and Peak 11.
Peak had a team-high 10
rebounds, three blocks, two
steals and two assists.
Owens added nine
rebounds, a block and a steal.
Knowles had eight rebounds,
two steals and three assists.


Naylor in Top 20


Among State Harriers

Billy Naylor, Wewahitchka High School Junior, qualified
for the state high school cross country meet. He was the only
public school student to qualify as an individual. At the meet
he finished 20 out of approximately 175 runners.


Gators Beat Marianna at Bozeman Quads


Wewahitchka High
School's wrestling team fin-
ished the Bozeman Quads
Meet last week with a win over
Marianna.
The Gators lost their first
two matches to host Bozeman
and Crestview.
Allen House got his first
varsity win the freshman
had won by forfeit but not on
the mat to finish 2-0. Matt
Irwin also finished 2-0, while
Nick Malcolm, Daniel House,
Josh Richardson, T.J. Corbin
and Jake Fowler all finished
2-1.
The results:
Bozeman 54,
Wewahitchka 18


103 Nick Malcolm (W)
lost to Reyes 15-10; 112 -
Daniel House pinned Sawyer
:42; 119 Wewahitchka
forfeit to Bartlett; 125 -
Wewahitchka forfeit to Vincent;
130 Wewahitchka forfeit to
Horton; 135 Jake Fowler
(W) pinned Marshall 1:35;
140 Wewahitchka forfeit to
Dantenil; 145 Matt Irwin
(W) defeated York 14-10; 152
- T.J. Corbin lost to Stanford
8-6; 160 Wewahitchka forfeit
to Ramos; 171 -Wewahitchka
forfeit to Gates; 189 -
Wewahitchka forfeit; 215 -
Josh Richardson (W) defeated
Jordan Poppa 11-8; Hwy. -
Chris Herring (W) pinned by


Henrix 1:06.
Crestview 48,
Wewahitchka 21
103 Malcolm (W) won by
forfeit; 112 Daniel House (W)
pinned Johnson 3:58; 119 -
Wewahitchka forfeit to Hiller;
125 Wewahitchka forfeit to
Smith; 130-Wewahitchka for-
feit; 135 Fowler (W) pinned
by Kyle Miller 1:54; 140 -
double forfeit; 145 Irwin
defeated Kinny 10-8; 152 -
Corbin pinned Fumner :49;
160 Wewalitchka forfeit to
Mitchell; 171 Wewahitchka
forfeit to Panucci; 189 -
Richardson (W) pinned by
Dean 5:06; 215 Wewahitchka
forfeit to Scott; Hwy. -- Herring


(W) pinned by Sauls :58.
Wewahitchka 36,
Marianna 18
103 Malcolm (W) won
by forfeit; 112 double for-
feit; 119- Daniel House (W)
pinned by Blackburn :51; 125
- double forfeit; 130 double
forfeit; 135'- Fowler (W) won
by forfeit; 140 double for-
feit; 145 Allen House beat
Robinson (23-21 OT); 152
- Corbin (W) won by forfeit;
160 Wewahitchka forfeit
to Pelt; 171 double forfeit;
189 Richardson (W) won by
forfeit; 215 double forfeit;
Hwy. Herring (W) pinned by
Stevens :31.


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Port St Joe 0 Rutherford 2


The Lady Sharks played
an exciting game against
Rutherford at the Sam Cox
field. The Sharks played
exceptionally defensively and
held Rutherford to no score
until the last quarter. Angela
Canington had 30 saves and
only allowed 2 goals to get
past her. She showed off
her defensive ability over and
over again; repelling shot after
shot with the assistance of her
sweeper, Lauren Sisk.


Port St Joe Girls High
School Soccer Report

Thru 12/11
Carson Howse 1 goal,
2 assists; Kayla Minger 3
assists; Lauren Sisk 1 assist;
Angela Canington 1 goal;
Emily Baxley 2 goals; Goalies
- Angela Canington 128 saves,
24 -goals allowed; Kaelyn
Williams 14 saves, 2 goals
allowed;


Shark Soccer Ties #1 District Opponent


By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer

The Port St. Joe Soccer
team continues to improve,
highlighted by a recent tie
against Bozeman, currently the
top team in the district, and
another win on December 3
against John Paul II.
Nathan McDonald, head
coach for both the girl's and
boy's high school teams, said
of the team records, "I'm proud
of the teams at this point. In
soccer it's hard to judge apart
from wins and losses, but you
can see improvement. We work
on something in practice and
we'll seeit in the game.
"We're seeing there can't
be a practice speed and a game
speed," McDonald added, "We
practice at game speed.",
Both the boys' and girls'
teams think quicker in-game
than they did at beginning of the
year, says a proud McDonald.
Bozeman's November
26 game was rescheduled to
December 14. Port St. Joe
controlled the ball, with only
minor chinks in the Sharks'
defense that cost the team two
scores.
Alex Flanagan, a senior,
scored both Port St. Joe goals.
The first was from a penalty
kick, and the other 30 yards
from the goal.
On Tuesday, November 27
the'boys lost to West Gadsden
4-1, but the following Monday
pulled their victory against
John Paul II. John Paul II1
broke the 1-1 tie after halftime,
but Port St. Joe scbred another
two goals during the last 10
minutes of play. The final score
was 3-2 in the Sharks' favor.
Port St. Joe then played
Marianna on Tuesday,
December 4, but lost 4-0.
However, all four of Marianna's


scores were made during the
first half, showing significant
improvement mid-game on the
Sharks' behalf.
"(Marianna) is a pretty
good team, a pretty physical
team," said McDonald, who
brought the game up again
when discussing Port St. Joe's
new recruits after the football
postseason wrapped up in late
November.
"Philip Fuze, Grant Glass,
Robbie Martin, Bryce Nelson,
and Sydney Love have given up
a lot more strength-physically,
they are a stronger group-that
keeps us from being pushed
around, like the Marianna
game."
"People think you only use
your feet in soccer, but soccer
is played,with your body," stat-
ed McDonald with emphasis
on the last word. While proud
of the current team's improved
technique and playing style,
McDonald. looks to match the
next season's progress equal-
ly brains with brawn, with a
heavier emphasis on work in
the weight room.
Although the December
11 and 17 games against
Rutherford's junior varsity and
Mosley's junior varsity resulted
in losses, the team's younger
members gained valuable game
experience for future seasons.
Regular starters played
the first 15 minutes, with sub-
stitutions taking'over the rest
of the game.
Freshman Jay Mason Ray
scored the only Port St. Joe
goal during Mosley's game.
"I feel we could win but put
pride on the side to give the 9"'
and 10"' graders some work.
Playing the JV teams gives us
the chance to.get younger guys
in," said McDonald. "All of
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seniors Molly Matty and Matt Wright (second and third from left) finished first and second, respectively, in the Voice of Democracy
contest. Students composed an essay, this year's theme was "My Role in Honoring America's Veterans," and submitted a tape of an
oral presentation of their essay. Matty won $500, a Cross pen and pencil set with the VFW Post logo and a medal. She also qualified
for state competition. Wright received $300 and a digital alarm clock. Second from right is Michelle Hiscock, the middle school
winner in the Patriot's Pen competition, an essay contest also sponsored by the VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary. Hiscock, who now
qualifies for regional competition, won $100.


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Mexico Beach Readies Beach Project


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The city of Mexico Beach
is ready to begin a project
designed to protect its
beaches.
At the Dec. 11 regular
city council meeting, council
members voted unanimously
to have Mayor Al Cathey sign
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP) fundingagreementfor
the city's beach management
plan feasibility study.
The beach study plan
will allow the city to map out
existing parameters of the
city's entire three-mile beach,
noting width of beachfront,
dune placement, etc.


When a storm damages
the beach, the city can then
ask for government help in
repairing the beach to its
pre-storm condition and
size.
Without a beach
management plan for
verification of pre-storm
information, such restorative
action would be almost
impossible.
SThe city is also about
to begin an extensive sand
fencing-sea oats program
designed to stabilize the
existing beach.
Sand fencing has already
been placed or staged along
the beach from the east side
of the city pier at 37th Street
to the east side of Toucan's


Restaurant at 7th Street.
The beach project does
not include the beach west of
the city pier to the city canal
because the beach is already
so wide.
Sand from the canal
has routinely been pumped
.from the east bank of the
canal onto this portion of the
beach.
The sand fencing will
also not cover the remaining
easternmost one mile of city
beach, from east of Toucan's
to the eastern city limits,
according to Hubbard.
He said he did not know
why the plans for the project,
designed by Preble Rish, the
city's engineering firm of
record, did not include the


eastern portion of the beach.
John Hovanesian, owner
of CNPS, Inc., was awarded
the city's bid for the sea
oat planting portion of the
beach project. The oats will
be planted on the north side
of what is left of the berms,
and on the north side of the
newly installed sand fencing.
Two sand berms have
been placed on the beach
since 2004, according to
Hubbard, but no vegetation
was ever placed on the
berms to help hold the sand
in place. t
In other recent action by
the city of Mexico Beach:
Shirley Miller and
Edward Greynolds were
sworn in as Alternate Post 1


and Alternate Post 2 of the
Mexico Beach Planning and
Zoning Board during the
Dec. 4 P and Z meeting.
The city read Ordinance
553 for the second time
and adopted the ruling that
adds a discount for monthly
water and sewer customers
disability exemptions
The city agreed to award
the west jetty improvements
project to McGroup, LLC,
who entered the low bid of
$439,500 for the project.
Hubbard said Hurricane
Dennis in 2005 caused
the latest, major damage
to the west jetty area, and
the project will be funded
completely by FEMA money.
According to Hubbard,


the jetty project will begin
during Christmas week aid
should be completed within
60 days.
The existing rip-rap
and box culverts will be
removed from the jetty arnd
new culverts and sheet piling
will be installed. Then large
granite boulders will be
added to the entire area.
"We're hoping the canal
will not be'closed at any time
during the jetty project,'
Hubbard said. "We're asking
the workers to handle
everything from the land
side, if possible."


Governors- From Page 1A


The goal of this work-
group is to develop a fed-
eral tri-state agreement on


a drought emergency plan,
to be presented to the Army
Corps of Engineers and to


Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom Newspapers
Speaking at the Governor's Mansion on Monday were,
from left, Bob Riley, Dirk Kempthorne, Charlie Crist and Sonny
Perdue. Photo by Lois Swoboda.


the US Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFW). USFW has
promised to streamline the
certification process and rule
on the plan by March 15.
Federal agencies expect-
ed to participate include the
Corps, Environmental Pro-
tection Agency (EPA), United
States Geological Survey
(USGS), and USFW.
? "They need to make sure
that when they bring all of
these experts together they
include all of the people who
have done all of the studies
on the Apalachicola River
and Bay over the years," said
Lee Edmiston, research co-
ordinator for the Apalachi-
cola, National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve. "People from
out west who have expertise
in drought management do
Snot have experience working
on this river system. They
need to take into account
the impacts on the river and
floodplain downstream; im-
pacts on the coastal ecology
and the economy, not just
endangered species.


"It's my impression that
the Corps was supposed to
look at that, but I haven't
seen anything come out on
the' impacts on the coastal
community," he said.
On Dec. 14 the commis-
sions of Franklin, Gulf, Lib-
erty, Calhoun, Gadsden, and
Jackson counties resolved
to each appoint two knowl-

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Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van
Antwerp, commanding gen-
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advise the governors. Photo by
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edgeable representatives,
as Florida stakeholders, to
communicate concerns di-
rectly to Crist. Copies of the
signed resolution were hand-
carried to staffers from the
Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection and
the Governor's office.
These appointed rep-
resentatives will report pe-
riodically to their commis-
sions on Florida's actions
on behalf of their county's
interests.
The commissions also
"urgently requested a brief-
ing on the findings of the
state's scientific assessment
of the freshwater needs of
the Apalachicola River and
Bay including key indicators
(such as oyster mortality
rate, prolonged high salinity
in the Bay, loss of floodplain
habitat and other resource
habitat indicators) by which
the health, water quality, and
productivity of the Apalachi-
cola River and Bay are to be
measured and protected."


Kempthorne, whose
record on environmental
issues, according to the
League of Conservation Vot-
ers, was one of the worst in
the US Senate during.his six
year tenure, said an environ-
mental partnership of state
and federal agencies work-
ing together would galvanize
negotiations.
"There will be no vacu-
um," he said.
"I have never been to
a more productive meet-
ing. Working with Secretary
Kempthorne has given us an
aggressive timeline," Riley
said.
."We all share difficulties
and we should all share com-
prehensive management,"
said Crist.
"This process is differ-
ent," said Perdue. "Previ-
ously we had to send a let-
ter and six-mdnths to a year
later we'd have an answer.
We're talking about solving
an 18-year problem in two
months."


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Memories


From Page 1A


Lorraine Norton celebrated her 95th birthday with sisters Louverne Hembree, 97, and Dorothy
Cooper, 93.


Christmas when her father
played Santa Claus.

Our parents taught us
the meaning of Christmas.
We gave gifts because the wise
men came to see Jesus and
they brought him gifts.
Of course we were great
believers in Santa Claus.
Oh, he was real. I remember
several Christmases myfather
got up early he was an early
riser anyway and he put
footprints in the ashes.
Everybody in those days
had fireplaces and he put two
footprints in the fireplace as
if Santa had come down the
chimney.
He also raked some smut
off the back of the chimney
where we'd think Santa
brought some smut down as
he came.
We just knew it was Santa
Claus. That surely was Santa
Claus he'd been there.
We always left cookies
and milk for him when he
came down to visit us. And
we went to bed early because
we were afraid he'd come
before we got to sleep.
It was a great time,
Christmas was, for us. Of
course we didn't have lots
of money, but we always got
what everybody else did -
dolls and doll carriages, doll
beds, things pertaining to


dolls. We loved paper dolls,
too.
One of the most vivid
things that I remember was
when I was a little, tiny girl
and my father and mother had
gone Christmas shopping.
I guess mama had the
other two girls, they were in
the store shopping. Daddy
and I were walking down the
street. He had a hold of my
hand.
We came to this store,
and the whole showcase the
window was fixed like stair
steps and it went up in a peak
like a Christmas tree.
On those steps were
beautiful dolls, all the way
up. And on top, I reckon she
was the queen of dolls, but
she was the most beautiful
thing I'd ever seen.
My father said he'd never
forget my expression.
I said, "Daddy you know
the little girl that gets that
doll for Christmas is going to
be a real happy little girl."
Well, he said, if he'd had.
to spend the last dime he had,
he would buy that doll.
So I was a happy little
girl on Christmas morning. I
got the beautiful doll.
I didn't have any idea.
I just knew that Santa was
going to bring it to some little
girl and how happy she was
going to be, but I happened to


be the lucky little girl.


, George Core


George Core was born
in Apalachicola on Feb. 12,
1917, to A.A. "Buddy" Core
and Susanne Rosabelle Pope
Core.
He had two brothers,
John and Arthur David.'
After graduating from
Chapman High School, Core
moved to Port St. Joe to
work in the accounting and
personnel departments of
the newly constructed St.
Joe Paper Company.
He was drafted for
service in World War II and
served in the 206"' AAA
battalion, an amphibious
assault group.
After the war, he
returned to Port St. Joe and


began a 32-year career
as Gulf County's Clerk of
Court.
He won a narrow
victory in his first Clerk's
race against Wewahitchka
resident Roy Taylor.
Because state law
required that the Clerk live
less than a mile from the
county courthouse, Core
relocated to Wewahitchka.
He quickly won over
the locals with his Southern
manners and natural
charm.
So great was the
county's affection for Core
that he ran unopposed for
the remainder of his political
career.
After retiring from
office on Jan. 1, 1980,
Core continued to swear in
newly elected officials and
deliver speeches on county
history at groundbreaking
ceremonies.
In his mid-60s, he
married his second wife,
Alice Hodges Core, a fellow
Apalachicolian, who like her
husband, was the portrait of
Southern hospitality.
A great friend of The
Star, Core gave numerous
interviews on a variety of
local history topics.
In 2005, Core shared a
memory from his childhood
- when a tragic accident
prevented his older brother,
Arthur David, from joining
the family's Christmas
celebration.

One of the saddest
Christmases I .ever had
was when I was living in
Apalachicola with my mother
and daddy and two brothers,
John Core and Arthur David
Core we always called
him by both names, Arthur
David.
He had typhoid fever for
several months and had been
in bed all that time. I was 13
and he was 15.
The doctor back then
would come to your house,
We didn't have a hospital or
a clinic in Apalachicola, or in
any of the small towns then.
The doctor said, "We're
going to let Arthur David
get up on Christmas. He's


recovering real nice, he's
regained his strength and
he's looking real good."
So we were so happy
he was going to get up for
Christmas.
On Christmas Eve,
daddy had bought us some
Roman candles and we were
out in the yard shooting them
up so that my brother could
see them from the bed.
He was watching them
and enjoying them, wishing
he could be out there.
One of the Roman
candles pooped out, it didn't
do anything. So I broke it
open and got all that powder
and put it on a piece of paper
in a little pile. I took it back
a


So he got up and he was
so glad he could stand up.
He eased over there and got
down on his knees and was
looking at what I had.
I had the piece of paper
balled up in the fireplace and
set it on fire, and it blew up
in his face.
It burned all his hair
and eyelashes off, and put
him back in bed for a month.
He didn't get to get up for
Christmas.
That was one of my
saddest Christmases,
knowing that I was dumb
enough to do that, and that
I'd caused him more pain.
We had to laugh at it and
cry at the same time.


George Core, wife Alice, and granddaughter Roisin
Willis enjoy their last Christmas together. Alice Core died
last June, and George Core passed away on June 7, 2007.


into my brother's bedroom.
In his bedroom, there
was a fireplace. The fire had
gone down and the coals
were red, real pretty and real
warm.
The hearth .came out
about three-and-a-half feet
from the fireplace and I had
it down there.
I called mybrother Bubba
back then. I said, "Bubba, if
you feel strong enough, come
down here, I want to show
you something."


With his family by his
side, George Core passed
away on June 7, 2007, a
year after the death of his
beloved wife, Alice. He was
90 years old.
Lorraine Norton passed
away on Sept. 3, 2007, five
months after spending her
95th birthday with sisters
Louverne Hembree, 97, and
Dorothy Cooper, 93 (both of
Gainesville).
May they rest in peace.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Last Wednesday was not
a typical day at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
The 54 students
enrolled in the Norris D.
Langston Youth Scholarship


Foundation/21"' Century
Community Learning Center
after-school program posed
with Santa, did the North
Pole limbo and dined on
pizza and cupcakes.
The Christmas party was
a reward for their hard work,
courtesy of Port St. Joe's
Junior Service League.


"This is a reward
because they stay so diligent-
ly every afternoon for three
hours to do their homework,
just because they know how
important it is to be a good
student," said teacher Jo
Clements.
In addition to enjoying
a good meal and fun-filled


afternoon, each student took
home a goody bag filled with
a holiday pencil, toy, book
and other surprises.
Clements expressed her
thanks to the Junior Service
League for a wonderful after-
noon.


Capital City Bank Group Foundation Awards Checks


The Capital City Bank
Group Foundation recently
awarded more than $3,000
in grants to the Dyslexia
Institute, Three Servicemen
Statue South, Inc., Gulf
County ARC, and United Way
of Northwest Florida. These
grants will help each orga-
nization reach their 2008
operating goals.
Founded in 1983, the
Capital City Bank Group
Foundation is a 501(c)(3),
tax-exempt organization that
donates funds for special
projects and community
needs twice each year.
S For more information on
grant applications and dead-
lines, visit www.ccbg.com or
call (850) 402-8521.
Receiving checks from
Capital City Bank president
Johanna White are clock-
wise from top left: United
SWay of Northwest Florida
Regional resource develop-
ment director Ron Sharpe,
.Three Servicemen Statue
South board member
Warren Yeager, Pat Hardman
of the Dyslexia Research
Institute. and Gulf County
Transportation director
Kathy Balentine.


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Levi Turns Three
Levi Hanlon celebrated his 3rd birthday on Tuesday,
December 11. He celebrated on Saturday, December 1 with
a DoodleBop Party at the new Soccer Park and he celebrated
again on Saturday, December 8 by seeing DoodleBops Live
in Mobile.
Levi is the son of Stacy & Michelle Hanlon of Port St.
Joe. He is the Grandson of Gerald & Alice Martin of Port St.
Joe and Gene & Betty Sue Hanlon of Wewahitchka. He is the
great-grandson of Norman & Margene Martin of Howard's
Creek, Bessie Goff of Highland View and Frances Hanlon of
Wewahitchka.


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Parent's Name iList Mciher NrJame First. plejase
Grandparents(s)


Mr. & Mrs. Steve Dixon
of Jakin, Ga. along with
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Williams of
Chipley, Fl. are pleased to
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
their children, Jennifer Hope
Dixon to Major (Dr.) Patrick
Kevin Williams.
Jena is the grandaugh-
ter of Ms. Edna Strange of
Jakin, Ga. and the late Edgar
Strange of Blountstown, Fl.,
and Ms. Ruby Brown of Port
St. Joe, Fl. and the late T.W.
Dixon, Sr. of Tallahassee, Fl.
and the late John Brown of
Port St. Joe, Fl.
Major Williams-is the
grandson of the late Mr. &
Mrs. Gerald Pennington and
the late Mr. & Mrs. W. E
Williams, Sr. of Graceville,
Fl.
Major Williams is a flight
surgeon in the Georgia Air
Guard and is currently serv-
ing in Iraq.
The wedding will take
place February 23, 2008.


Mr. and' Mrs. William
Paul Oglesby of Brunswick,
Georgia, are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Carla Renee
to William Barrett Adkison
of Winston-Salem, North
Carolina, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Perry Neal Adkison of
Port St. Joe.
The bride-to-be is the
granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James A. Jordan, St,
and Mrs. Dorothy Oglesby
and the late James Oglesby,
all of Brunswick, Florida.
The groom-to-be is
the grandson of Mrs. W.O.
Cathey,' Jr. and the late
W.O: Cathey, Jr. of Mexico
Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Clio
Adkison of Port St. Joe.
Carla is a graduate of
Glynn Academy High School,


and graduated from Valdosta
State University with a B.S. in
Early Childhood Education.
She is employed with the
Glynn Coutny School System
at Goodyear Elementary
School as an EIP teacher.
Barry is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School,
and graduated from
Valdosta State University
with a B.S. in Engineering
Technology/Construction.
He is employed with Norfolk
Southern Corporation in
management.
A' February 2, 2008
wedding is planned for five
o'clock in the evening at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church
in Brunswick, Georgia. All
friends and family are invit-
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soon graduate from Keiser the law firm of MacFarlane,
University with her R.N. Ferguson & McMullen in
degree. She then plans to
work in the ICU at Morton Clearwater Florida. There
Plant Hospital in Clearwater, is a December wedding
Florida. Additionally, after planned at the Bay Point
graduatingfrom Florida State M
University College of Law in Marriott Resort i Panama
the spring, Brandon will join City Beach.


50th Wedding Anniversary Zimnicki


The children
of Claude and
SBertie McGill invite
Syou to join them as
their parents renew
their vows and cel-
ebrate their 50th
wedding anniver-'
say on Saturday,
December 22, 4
p.m. atGladTidings
SAssembly of God,
Wewahitchka.
Reception to
follow, in Church
Fellowship Hall.


Family

Thank You

Thanks to all of the com-
munity of Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe for everything
you have done for us.
Our family has been
blessed by you all.
God bless you and
remember the reason for the
season. From the Zimnicki
Family.


Thanks for buying Boy
Scout popcorn so these boys
could have a "FUN" day at
the Boy Scout camp near
Defuniak Springs. The Pro
Bass Shop in Destin and the
Boy Scout Council teamed
up to give a boy a fun day if


he sold at least $600 of pop-
corn. Offered were: shotgun,
rifle and BB gun shooting,
archery, casting, racing with
miniature Sir Bass-A-Lots,
and seeing the big truck (Sir
Bass-A-Lot) painted like a
big bass. The big highlight of


the day was FISHING. Day's
end, a lot of prizes were given
out. Jarquez Coachman won
a Boy Scout hiking stick.
The three boys who were in
the $600 club were Hayden
Palmer, Jaquez Coachman
and Zack Harper.


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Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery
Butts and Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Dixon announce
the final wedding plans of
their children Andria and
Jeremy.
The wedding will take
place December 29, 2007 at
6:00 EST at the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe, fol-
lowed by a reception at the
Port St. Joe Centennial
Building.
All family and friends of
the couple wish to invite you
to join with them in celebrat-
ing their special day.
Nursery will be provid-
ed.


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Signs For Sale
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for sale at the Gulf County
Extension Service.
Cost is $10.00 per
sign (regular price $20.00).
Any questions you can call'
the Gulf County Extension
Service at 850-639-36200 or
850-229-2909.
The Gulf County
Extension Service is
located 200 N 2nd Street,
Wewahitchka, in the Old Gulf
County Courthouse.



Donations
Needed For Gulf


Program
The Christmas program
for the Young and Elderly
needs financial support. Our
committee will be provid-
ing toys, food and clothing
to over 1,700 men, women,
and children for this holiday
season. We need the com-
munity to join in helping our
committee and the Salvation
Army to do this. Please miil
your check to the following
address.
Gulf County Senior
Citizens Assoc. Inc
120 Library Drive
Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456
Please contact Jerry
Stokoe at 899-1036 if you
would like to donate clothing
(new) toys, or food. There are
several hundred people in
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lab pup; Fran & Freckles, sixteen week old
female pups; orange kittens, about fourteen
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pup about six months; Sassy, a nice female
brindle pup.
Always kittens! Come see.
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Margaret Nichols
S Margaret Nichols of Port St. Joe passed away Sunday,
December 9, 2007. Margaret was born June 13, 1913
in Malone, FL and graduated from Malone High School.
She moved to Port St. Joe in 1940 after a short stay in
Quincy, FL.
j She was preceded in death by her mother and father,
Fannie and Luther Herring; her husband Ottway Nichols;
and her sisters, Lillian Cox, Ethel Hall, and Ora Mae
Grier.
SShe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law,
Jason and Sande Nichols of Ocala, FL; two brothers, L.
S'Herring of Macon, GA and W. J. Herring of Port St. Joe;
also many nieces and nephews.
SSince moving to Port St. Joe, she has been an active
member of the First Baptist Church, she loved her Lord,
her pastors and her church family.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 12,
2007 at 11:00 a.m. EST at the First Baptist Church with
the Rev. Brent Vickery officiating. Interment followed in
Holly Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be
made in her memory to the Brotherhood of First Baptist
Church, 102 3rd Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
r All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Brenda Werbacker
Brenda Lee Werbacker 6f Wewahitchka passed away
Friday, December 7, 2007 after a long illness.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Nils
Raymond Stansen,-and one brother, John Stansen.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Werbacker of
Wewahitchka; mother, Mary Stansen of North Brunswick,
NJ; brother, Richard Stansen of Edison, NJ; sister,
Christine Herka and husband Douglas of Piscataway,
NJ; brother, Norman Stansen and wife Kathy of Edison,
NJ; sister, Tanya Reid and husband John of Edison, NJ;
brother, Christopher Stansen and wife Carrie of Jackson,
NJ; 14 neices and nephews.
SThere will be a private memorial and funeral service
held in Sandisfield, Mass.
b All services were under the directions of Comforter
Funeral Home.



OAK GROVE
-ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor: James Wikl
A place to celebrate, serve, eV-6ngelize, 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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S 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
'sW-- Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, 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
qWednesday 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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Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Herman Ard


The angels of heaven
rejoiced on the evening
of December 12th when
Herman Ard went to' be
with his Lord, he was 80
years old.
Born to the late William .
L. and Pinkey Ard, Mr. Ard
moved to Port St Joe in
1949 and began his career
with the St. Joe Paper .
Company. He was called
away for a short period of time to serve our country in
the Korean war, but then returned to raise his family and
make this his lifelong home. He was preceded in death by
his loving wife, Margaret Spann Ard. He retired from St.
Joe Paper in 1996, he was the lab supervisor.
Shortly after realizing ,the boredom of retirement,
he began working as the school crossing guard for Port
St. Joe High School. Mr. Ard was an avid Shark fan. He
loved the children of the community and proudly wore the
purple and gold. His most proud moment was the 1997
State championship baseball win with his grandson,
Ryan, pitching the winning game.
Mr. Ard was very well known in the community. His
family owned and operated a local flower shop for many
years. He was also very active in his church, Oak Grove
Assembly of God. He delivered meals to the shut-ins
'through the church food ministry until his recent illness.
He was always known for his kind nature and constant
smile. His love for his family, friends and community was
evident in his everyday life, he was a friend to all, young
and old.
He is survived by his son, Tim Ard of Freeport, his
daughter. Jacque Ard-Yeager and husband Warren of
Port St. Joe, his Grandchildren Kelli Yeager- Combs and
husband Robert of Port St. Joe, Ryan Yeager and wife
Bridgette of Lynn Haven, Ashton Ard-Larson and hus-
band Nick of Crestview, and Abby Ard of Port St. Joe, and
his great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jackson Combs and
R.J. and Drew Yeager.
He also leaves behind a very special friend and
companion, Inell Stutzman of Port St. Joe, a brother,
Oakland Ard and wife Jackie of Jay, a sister, Versie Ard of
DeFuniak Springs, numerous nieces, nephews and a host
of cousins and lifelong friends.
A time of visitation will be held at the Oak Grove
Assembly of God on Friday, December 14th from 5 p.m.

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

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

|| t: "A Reformed Voice
( ~(e in the Community"

IC.'-tl| Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School ............................................ 9:30 a.m .
Sunday Fellowship..................................... 10:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Service ........................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............................... 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship..................... 6:00 p.m.
S801 20th Street -.Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


until 7 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday,
December 15th, at 11:00 A.M. EST, also at the Oak Grove
Assembly of God. Internment will follow in the family plot
at Holly Hill Cemetery.
Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Robert
Combs, Jacob Combs, Nick Larson, Ryan Yeager, Ronnie
Ard & Freddie Ard. Expressions of sympathy can submit-
ted and viewed at our on line obituaries link www.south-
erlandfamily.com.


Wilburn "Joe" Taylor
Wilburn A. "Joe" Taylor went home to be with Jesus
on Saturday, December 8, 2007. He was born in Samson
AL on May 19,1928. He moved to Port St. Joe 1955, ind
worked at the St. Joe Box Plant for 35 years. He was a
Korean War Veteran.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons,
Joe and Mark of Port St. Joe; two brothers, Acie Taylor of
Geneva, AL, and Roland Taylor of Tampa, FL; one sister,
Dell Coppedge of Plant City, FL; and a number of neices
and nephews; and numerous friends.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Cynthia Sweazy
Cynthia Leigh Sweazy, 43 of Kingsport, TN passed
away Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Wellmont Holston
Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
She was preceded in death by her 3 year old daughter,
Jennifer Leanne Sweazy (February 1995).
Cindy was a loving wife and mother and is survived by
her husband, Michael E. Sweazy; two daughters, Suzanne
and Amanda Sweazy, both of Kingsport; her parents-in-
law and grandmother-in-law Bill and Joyce Sweazy and
Beatrice Revell all of Port St. Joe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer
research of your choice.





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Raw Grief


"I have eight years
everyday," Phyllis said.
because it tells the raw


of writing in a journal-
"Some are pretty sad
moments of grief."-The


journal was a present from a friend who encouraged
her to express her feelings after the death of her
husband of fifty years.
What thoughts course through your mind when
facing the words: "Moments of raw grief"? I admit
the curious side of me poked through, wondering
how Phyllis, a writer for more than fifty-years,
would articulate her deep feelings. Though, I knew
they were too private to share.
Yet as we talked about her nearly eighty years
of life, many moments of grief were shared. Polio
since age 13. A meal of tainted food turned into a
ten-year battle with hepatitis. She had to deal with
her husband's industrial accident which forced
many life changes. And now she faces living with
late stage polio.
"I've had a lot of struggles," Phyllis said. 'They
draw you closer to God."
And when asked her favorite Bible verse, she
quoted, "I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me." It's no wonder she was quoting
the Apostle Paul because he knew tremendous
life struggles himself-- even to his eventual
martyrdom.
This is how Paul leads up to that Bible verse: "I
have learnedtobe content whatevercircumstances.
I know what it is to be in need and I know what it


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One Service'

6:00 PM CST

First United Methodist Church

Mexico Beach


111 N. 22nd Street,
Mexico Beach
850-648-8820
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is to have plenty. I have
learned the secret of
being content in any and
every situation..."
Doesn't this seem
impossible? Well it is,
except.
There's the secret
Paul and Phyllis have
learned.
Grief? Struggles?
Phyllis told her husband
as he approached
death: "I will talk to God
everyday." And with
that she connects to
her source of strength-
Jesus Christ.

Rick Leland


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METHODIST CHURCH
'Constitution and9Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. Rev. Mac Fucher
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. PASTOR
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m. JeffWhitty
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600 p.m. Assistant Pastor/Music
Evening Worship: 7:30p.m. Deborah Loyless
All Times are EST Director of Children Ministries
The friendly place to worship!

S irst Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th &d California 6 648-5776
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 Hint.
Please accept this invitation tojoin us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


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Well here we are at
Christmas time
again and many will
never know the truth about
this divine celebration. Many
have never heard the real
reason of Christmas. They
believe its all about a lit-
tle man in a red suit that
rides in a make believe sled
pulled by eight tiny little rein-
deer and nine if it is a foggy
Christmas Eve. I do not have
a problem with exchanging
gifts; it's a wonderful thing
and I suppose its okay to
let our imaginations wonder;
experts at least say its okay.
You know it expands the
mind and creates character.
But some imaginations cre-
ate characters that are not so
desirable.
I remember just a few
years ago in Blountstown,
Florida my mother and
father-in-law were helping
with a live nativity scene for
the community. She told us
of a child, around seven or
eight years old, that came to,
the nativity and ask why they
were dressed up and what


For


was all this for. She simply,
answered the question, as
any of us would, "we are tell-
ing the story of Jesus Christ's
birth". This child answered
with the question, "who is
Jesus Christ". As they talked
the only thing he understood
was that santa was what
Christmas was about. How
sad to live in such a state of
confusion. I call it confusion
because that is what it really
is. Our society has left the
truth of God and the true
message so tarnished that
people today can't even see
*what is happening.
Right here in our own
little town we have churches
that have obscured the mes-
sage by bringing a man in
red inside the hallowed walls
of the sanctuary 'which is
suppose to be "The House
of Prayer" or at least that's
what the Son of God told
us it was called. Personally,
I know that many will not
agree with me but it is still
the truth. A make believe
character has no place in the
House of God nor should


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

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:
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382 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. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue )


Unction


we promote any thoughts
of it in the realm of God's
House. When it's done, the
truth is desecrated. Sin and
abomination will always slip
into our lives with just a little
nudge. It never blatantly
jumps up and screams in our
face. The Word of God tells
us that satan comes in like an
angel of light. It looks harm-
less and we think it will never
replace the truth. We know
better and have a handle on
it. But that is how every fail-
ure starts! I mean, just a lit-
tle look at the man or woman
and then the eyes meet, then
it's the smile and the next
thing we know, well you get
the picture. We must guard
the precious! The Bible puts
it this way, "shun the very
appearance of evil". What
a concept, just don't let it get
started and you will never
have to deal with it.
I wish that we as God's
people would make a stand
and run the hypocrisies out
of the church and present the
true Gospel again. I don't say
run the sinners out, just the


sin. Sinners need to be there
so they can hear the truth and'
repent. Although, it probablyE
would run some folks away'
because many of those whO6
are sinners have positions in
the church, which should noit
be in the first place. But that,
goes back to the top of this;
article; just a little won't hurt.
I mean, the Bible tells of the,
early Church leadership andi
they could not even serve a
piece of bread without the
Holy Ghost and wisdom. But,
that's another column for '
later time.
Let us remember the real
reason for Christmas and gett
back to the truth. What ht
pleasant change 'that would
be. I pray that each of yotu,
have a blessed Christmas)
time with the Lord 'and your
families. ;1
God bless and have a
great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries i i


First United Methodist,


Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, December 8, First United Methodist
Church hosted Breakfast with Santa. This was a fun everltf
where Santa Claus came to visit with kids as they munched
on pancakes and then took pictures with them: A ChristmasI
lesson and a craft time wrapped up the morning and a great
time was had by all who attended.


Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalemr


We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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


"We are about our Father's business"




482 Pompano Street 229-6235


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


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


Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone



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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Aplochicl Po City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
6 m Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford : FmI kie Curch
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)

"Our Church can be your home"

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


1iWorship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church


Where Faith, Family &


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

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8


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




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


On November 20, 2007,
Watford-Massolette Earth
Movers, Inc. delivered two
loads of sand to the South
Gulf County Early Childhood
Center for North Florida
Child Development, Inc.
The sand was donated by
Taunton's and is being used
on the playground. The chil-
dren are enjoying it. Thank
you, Taunton's and Watford-
Massolette Earth Movers,
Inc.
Pictured are Wayne
Henderson (driver), and
some of the children from
the center (left to right): Zoie
Wilson, Ricki McClendon,
Thomas Duncan, Timothy
Jones, Raelynn Hardy,
Isabella Barwick, and Alydia
Chenal.


Front Row: Rachel Sherman, Sarah Hagans, Alana Taylor
Middle Row: Marissa George, Kristen Dunham, Bethany
Hall (Happy Meal), Haley Hunt
Back Row: Dallas Bird, Billy Quaranta, Tyler


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Christmas time is here
once more, the trees are up
and the stockings are hung.
The hustle and bustle of class-
es is winding down and every-
one is ready to get this semes-
ter over with. Amazingly it is
already half way through the
school year at Port St. Joe
High School, and everyone is
ready for a break!
Seniors:
If you have any pictures
that you want to 'go on the
senior bulletin board please
give them to Francie Burgess
as soon as possible. Also if
you are interested in scholar-
ships there are a ton in the
guidance office so go take a
look. Some of the last chanc-
es to take the SAT and ACT
are coming up, the deadlines
to sign up are SAT- December
26th and ACT- January 4th.
All Classes:
Do you hunt, fish, bungee
jump, or do any other extreme
sport? If so bring any pictures
of any after school activities
to Mrs. Norton. Yearbooks
should have been ordered by
December 19th, if you have
not done so check with Mrs.
Norton for your last chance to
purchase one.
Front Office:
Hunters!! Remember to
leave all of your weapons at


home. They are not to be
in your vehicles on campus,
it is a violation of the zero
tolerance rule. Patents and
students do not forget the
.absence policy that is new
this year. Students have three
days to turn in an absence
note, after the fourth unex-
cused absence, students will
receive a grade no higher than
a 59 in the courses that are
unexcused. Parents can ini-
tiate an appeal within five
days of the notification of
the absences; if the appeal
is approved then the student
will be allowed to make up
the work. Students who are
not at school can not learn,
this is one way our school is
try to give us the education we
need and deserve.
Clubs:
Keyettes have gotten
into the gift giving spirit of
Christmas by' bringing pres-
ents to many children at the
elementary school. They had
a wonderful time'shopping for
the children and an even bet-
ter time watching the smiles
on the kid's faces when they
received the gifts on Monday.
Arts Academy Christmas
C.D.'s are on sale for $10 as
well as many delicious smell-
ing candles that they made.
Thanks to everyone who has
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holiday and get back on their,
feet.
Sports:
Soccer and basketball.
are getting ready for their last'
games of 2007. Girls and boys.
soccer are well into their sea-
son. They have all improved'
immensely from their first
games and we expect great
Things from both of these
teams in the. future. The
next game for both girls and
boys is Friday, December 21
,against Chipley at 6 p.m. and
8 p.m. Girls and boys bas-.
ketball have played very well
in their first few games of the
season. The boys have won
three games so far and anoth-'
er trip to Lakeland is hope-
fully in the near future! The
lady tiger sharks are headed
to Cottondale on December'
21 and December 22 for their,
nexttwo games. Boy's basket-'
ball will be playing at Liberty'
County on December 21,
and there will be a Bay Highl
Tournament the 27th through .
the 29th of December, the,;
times have yet to be deter-'
mined. The Domers are doing,
a great job getting "crunk".
and supporting the basketball..
players this year. There has:
been an awesome turn but',
at all of the home games and
hopefully this will continue,
after the Christmas break.
John Westbrook, the leader'
of the Domers, sat down with ,
me last week to talk about
what the Domers do and
why everyone should come
and join. The Domers are
there to get our student body
involved in basketball and be
behind our team to help them
win their games. Westbrook
claims "Go big or go home!!
Get pumped and come out
and support the sharks, if
you're cool enough!"
Exams:
Get Ready...exams are
here!! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd'
periods are on December 20
and 4th, 5th, and 6th are on
December 21. Thank good-.
ness that after that 6th peri-
od exam we are out for the
holidays. Students return on
January 8.
Have a very merry holi-'
day season, enjoy the pres-
ents, the food, and most of
all your families. Remember
it is the best time of the year
so take advantage of it! "May
the spirit of Christmas bring
you peace, The gladness of
Christmas give you hope, The
warmth of Christmas grant
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Keyettes Spread Christmas Cheer At PSJ Elementary


The Port St. Joe High
School Keyettes recently
bought $300 worth of pres-
ents for deserving children
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. The girls raised
money by gift wrapping their
own donations in order to
ensure that these special chil-
dren have a great Christmas.
President Kathryn Arnold
and Sponsor Angel Barbee
are thrilled to be able to
head up such a worthwhile
program. The children were
so excited and appreciative,
and the Keyettes are proud to
be able to give back to their
community.


from
Port St. Joe
S emelnlary School
To all our faithful readers,
thanks for all your responses
to our "Are You Smarter Than
A Port St. Joe Elementary
School Dolphin" article. We
will be taking a break until
the January 23 issue of The
Star. At that date we will
resume this interaction with
the community and our stu-
dents. Again, thank you for
participating.
We have a wonderful way
for you to share this season
with us. The Challenge class-
es will be presenting the play
"The Second Best Christmas
Pageant Ever" directed by
Mrs. Charlotte Willis. The
play date is December 19th
and the times are 9:45 am
and 1:30 pm. Please try to
make one of these times.
The students appreciate your
support of their programs.
Important Dates to
Remember:
December 19th-Chal-
lenge Play at 9:45am and
1:30 pm and Santa delivers
presents to PreK-2nd grade
December 21st-1/2 day
breakfast no lunch
December 24th-Janu-
ary 4th Christmas Holidays
January 7th-1/2 day
Inservice V2 day teacher
workday
January 8th-Students
Return
JanuaryI lt-End of
Grading Period
January 21st-Martin
Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 23rd-Report
Cards go home


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THAN A PS]E DOLPHIN?
Week #12 answers are:
1. What was the first state to ratify the Constitution and become the
first official state? Delaware
2. How much of the world's water is stored in all of the oceans
combined? 97%
Congratulations to: Linda Wood and Caitlin Godwin. These people
submitted the winning entries. Thank you for participating with our
students.
Week #13-Questions are:
1. Which was the first state to recognize Christmas as a national
Holiday?
2. Who was the first president to decorate an official Christmas tree?
3. What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the first
Christmas season?
4. Where did the real St. Nicholas live?
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!!!!
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Enforcement Report


December 7 13, 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
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
On December 6, Officers
Pat Roush and Fred Rondeau
were on vehicle patrol con-
ducting license checks and
game inspections in the
"Escambia River Wildlife
Management Area. While at
Webb Landing, they found an
individual in possession of a
firearm during closed season.
The individual was cited.
On December 8, in
Blackwater Bay, Officer John
Bell had approximately 50
'blue crab traps with various
buoy colors under surveil-
lance. The wire crab traps
all had the same Saltwater
Products License number
attached but did not have
any biodegradable panels or
twine as required. When the
commercial crabber arrived
and began working the traps,
Officer Bell approached and
'issued citations for the two
violations.
On December 8, Officer
"Howard Jones was check-
ing deer hunters in Eglin Air
'Force Base in the western
,management dog hunt area,
just west of Wolf Creek. A
.computer check of a hunter,
-approximately 40 years of
,age, revealed an outstanding
warrant for failure to pay
.child support. The defendant
;was transported and booked
,into the Santa Rosa County


Jail.
On December 8, Officer
Royce Johnson was checking
a hunter in the Blackwater
Wildlife Management Area
when the hunter's partner
came out of the woods carry-
ing an AR-15 rifle. Although
the rifle did not have a mag-
azine inserted, the hunter
was in possession of fully
loaded 30 round magazines
and numerous loose rounds
of ammo throughout his
pockets. He admitted that
he should have purchased
a 5 round magazine before
he went hunting. Officer
Johnson issued him a Notice
to Appear for hunting deer
with a center-fire rifle with a
magazine capable of holding
more than five rounds.
BAY COUNTY
A disposition was
obtained this week regard-
ing a case that began on
December 30, 2006 involv-
ing the unlawful killing of
a black bear. Court was
held in Calhoun County for a
Bay County hunter who had
been charged by Officer Mark
Clements with killing a black
bear. Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officers Clements and Dennis
Palmer testified for the pros-
ecution and the judge found
the defendant guilty on the
third degree felony charge.
Sentencing is set for January
2008.
Officers Dennis Palmer
and Mark Clements worked
duck hunting activity with
an area investigator on Deer
Point Lake. Two hunters
were found shooting ducks
more than 30 minutes after
legal shooting hours and
were issued citations. Later


that evening, they worked a
decoy deer detail within the
Econfina Wildlife Management
Area and around 10:45 p.m.,
a truck turned around and
shot the decoy with a shotgun.
Two subjects were charged
with attempting to take deer
at night with gun and light
and possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis (18.1
grams). The shotgun and
cannabis were seized.
Officer Mark Clements
located a subject hunting on
private property and contact-
ed the property owner who
preferred a warning to be
given for the violation. The
hunter did, however, have
an active warrant out of Bay
County for owing $40,000 in
child support.
GULF COUNTY
Officer Tony
Lee, with assistance from
Investigations, conducted
an investigation regarding a
derelict vessel that was left
abandoned in Johnson Creek
within the Apalachicola River
Wildlife and Environmental
Area. The vessel's owner-
ship changed a couple of
times and the true owner
has now been identified.
He was notified numer-
ous times in an attempt to
remove the vessel with no
response. Charges have been
filed against the owner of the
vessel.
An investigator observed
a subject fishing at the jetties
in Port St. Joe placing fish
inside his truck. Officer Tony
Lee was summoned to con-
duct an inspection. The sub-
ject admitted to hiding fish


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behind the seat of his truck.
He was in possession of 10
spotted seatrout, five of which
were undersize. A citation
was issued.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
Lt. Rama Shuster and
Officers Faris Livesay, Mike
Slotin, Travis Huckeba, and
Charlie Mallow conclud-
ed a today handson tur-
tle excluder device (TEDs)
training aboard the FWC's
offshore patrol vessel "Sea
Hawk." The first night con-
sisted of several boardings
offshore in federal waters.
FWC pilot Frank Utermohlen
flew offshore, located the
shrimping vessels and relayed
their coordinates back to the
"Sea Hawk." On the second
night, the shrimping vessel
"Lady Hazel" was boarded five


miles south of Cape San Blas.
Three of the four TEDs were
not in compliance. A citation
was issued. Later in the eve-
ning, the shrimping vessel,
"Mary Ellen" was boarded in
Apalachicola Bay. The TEDs
in both nets were not in com-
pliance and the captain had
removed the by-catch reduc-
tion devices (BRDS) from the
nets. Citations were issued
and approximately 60 pounds
of shrimp were seized.
On December 8, Officers
Percy Cook and Steven Cook
were working a decoy deer
detail in the Tate's Hell
Wildlife Management Area.
Around 4:30 p.m., a vehi-
cle approached their posi-
tion, drove past, then turned
around and came back. A
person stepped out of the


vehicle and shot one of the
decoys with a shotgun. The
officers identified themselves
and arrested the subject for
attempting to take deer with
gun and light. The shotgun
was seized and the shooter
was issued appropriate cita-
tions.
On December 12,
Officers Don Walker and
Travis Huckeba were on rou-
tine patrol in Apalachicola
Wildlife and Environmental
Area near Gardner's Landing.
A small vessel approached
their position and the two
officers performed an inspec-
tion. They discovered two
subjects on board with two
undersized red drum and
seven undersized seatrout.
The two subjects were issued
appropriate citations.


GULF COURLY SHERIFF'S REPORT


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 12/07 Jim Bernard
Sims, 40, was transported
from Atlanta, Georgia and
arrested on a violation of
probation warrant on an
original charge of possession
of a controlled substance.
On 12/07 Anita Jones
Bernardez, 46, was arrest-
ed on charges of failure to
appear.
On 12/09 Investigators
arrested Tammy Yant Bledsoe
on two charges of uttering
forged checks. It is alleged
that she cashed two checks


that totaled $7,000 earlier
this year on another person's
checking account.
On 12/09 a vehicle driv-
en by Brandon C Patrick was
stopped for speeding. The
driver was asked to perform
several sobriety exercises.
While performing the exer-
cises Patrick attempted to
conceal some marijuana by
dropping it and kicking it
under the car, He was arrest-
ed for possession of a con-
trolled substance.
On 12/11 Christie L
Perry, 27, was transported
from the Bay County Jail and
arrested on a warrant for fail-
ure to appear.
On 12/11 April Lanell
Jones, 30, was transported
from Gadsden County and
arrested on five counts of
worthless checks.
On 12/12 two inmates
from Gulf Correction Facility
were transported to the Gulf
County Jail and arrested
on warrants for failure to
appear.
On 12/12 a vehicle driv-
en by Christine Malinowki,
44, was stopped for a traffic


violation the deputy found
her license was suspended
and she was arrested for
DWLSR.
On 12/13 deputies went
to Bay County and transport-
ed Eric Smitherman, 19, to
the Gulf County Jail, he was
arrested on a warrant for
violation of probation on an
original charge of possession
of a controlled substance.
On '12/13 John Walter
Howard, 40, was transported
from Bradford County on
warrants of failure to pay
child support.
On 12/14/ Shannon
Dewayne Causey, 27, was
arrested for DWLSR when
he was observed driving 'a
vehicle.
On 12/14 John J
Saunders was arrested while
in court for failure to pay
child support.
On 12/14 Heather Ann
Baker, 19, turned herself in,
she had warrants for viola-
tion of probation on charges
of fleeing and attempting to
elude.


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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Organizes

Toy Drive to Benefit Children's Home Society


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently pre-
sented toys donated by its
employees to the Children's
Home Society of Florida.
The toys donated by
GCEC will be distributed to
underprivileged children in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington
counties.
"We are happy to be able
to donate to this very worthy
cause," Gulf Coast Electric
Supervisor of Marketing and
Member Services Kristin


Douglas said. "These toys
will provide Christmas pres-
ents to children who might
not have otherwise received
any."
The Children's Home
Society of Florida is a
nationally accredited agency,
making a difference in the
lives of more than 139,000
Florida children and fami-
lies each year. CHS services
are offered by 2,300 staff
members dedicated to pro-
viding child-focused, family-
centered care.


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large and
small. GCEC serves approxi-
mately 22,000 consumers in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn
Haven, White City, Fountain
and Southport. .


Peppers Mexican Bar


and Grill: A Food Fiesta


"Everyone needs a lit-
tle spice in life, so come on
down to Peppers," encourages
junior Meredith Todd. "This
cultural delight is located on
Reid Ave. in downtown Port
St. Joe and is enjoyable for all
ages. Its bright green exterior
and hot peppers protruding
from the wall make it hard to
miss, and its foreign food is a
relief from the everyday fast
food and ham sandwiches."
Todd continues, "The first
thing that catches your atten-
tion is the bright colors, not
to mention the exotic smells
wafting about you. Your foot
instantly begins tapping to the
upbeat Mexican music, and
your eyes are drawn to the
many beautiful paintings. The
scenery makes you feel like
you are traveling in Mexico-
just without the heat!"
Tayler Byrd, another
junior, concurs: "Peppers is
the ultimate hangout for Port
St. Joe High School students.
The owner has brought a taste
of culture to our little town,


and is serving up a large help-
ing of hearty, delicious food."
"Every table is served
a complimentary basket of
fresh, toasty tortilla chips
with perfectly seasoned salsa,"
adds Sarah Hiscock. (You
might also want to try the
white cheese dip-it's divine.)
This starter has unlimited
refills and is almost a meal
by itself.
However, you most defi-
nitely want to save room for
the many scrumptious menu
choices. Tayler decided that
her personal favorite would
have to be the shrimp and
steak fajitas. The meats are
sauteed and served in a skillet
with onions and bell peppers,
along with tortillas and a plat-
ter of lettuce, tomatoes, guaca-
mole, refried beans, and rice.
Sarah loves the fajita vegeta-
ble dish, which is an array of
fresh, sizzling grilled veggies,
including mushrooms, spin-
ach, zucchini, squash, and
broccoli.
Peppers also has delicious


desserts like churros (yummy
cinnamon sticks) and fried
ice cream. Angela Cannington
points out, "The food comes
in generous portions, and the
prices range from about four
to twelve dollars, which can
be handy to the many teens
that eat there often."
Open on all days of the
week, Sundays to Thursdays
from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00
p.m., and Fridays and
Saturday from 11:00 a.m.
to 10:30 p.m., Peppers offers
everything from "fantastic flan
to bursting burritos."
Junior Jesse Raffield
points out that "Peppers is
a cultural center, fine eatery,
and just a cool place to be. It
has become a staple among
the inhabitants of Port St.
Joe. Its location causes many
people to come in, and the
quality of food makes them
come back. In the words of
one of the friendly and effi-
cient waiters, 'Vuelva pronto,'
which is their way of saying
come again soon!"


Holiday Hours


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Interest rates are favorable,
prices are stabilizing, inven-
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a place to call home: a place
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Over the past five years,
the average homeowner has
seen an increase of 50 per-
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the National Association of
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Florida, the statewide medi-
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increase of 64.2 percent from
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS


The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will
be accepting separate sealed Request for Proposals for the
following:

SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS

Specification are on file in the office of the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite
203, Apalachicola. FL 32320.

Proposals must be received in the office of the Franklin
County Clerk of the Courts, 33 Market Street, Suit 203,
Apalachicola, Florida 32320 by 4:30 RM., EST on Decem-
ber 31, 2007. Proposals must be clearly labeled for each
separate proposal. The sealed proposals will be publicly
open and read aloud at 10:00 A.M. EST, on January 02,
2008, in the County Commission Meeting Room located
in the Franklin County Courthouse Annex. For further in-
formation contact Van W. Johnson, Sr., Director, Franklin
County Solid Waste Department at (850) 670-8167.

An original and one copy of each proposal shall be fur-
nished in a sealed envelope or container, plainly marked
"SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS".

The owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or
to reject any or all proposals.

ATTENTION BIDDERS: Franklin County is an equal oppor-
tunity employer and encourages participation with certified
minority enterprises and women's business enterprises.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOAH LOCKLEY, JR., CHAIRMAN

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is continuing to diversify.
Census projections, indicate
that Florida's population is
expected to increase about
75 percent by 2030. Florida
demonstrates a long history
of strong growth. It has been
one of the 10 fastest-growing
states in the U.S. for each
of the past seven decades,
and often it has been in the
top four, according to census
data.
Florida is a great place
to live and work. According


to Enterprise Florida Inc.,
the Sunshine State has one
of the nation's strongest tour-
ism industries; it is fourth in
the nation in high-tech jobs;
is the third largest exporter
of high-tech goods and ser-
vices; and is ranked as one of
the best states in the nation
to be an entrepreneur.
Buying a home is a big
decision, but you don't have
to go it alone. With the help
of a professional Florida
Realtor, you can find the right
Florida home to call your
own.


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programs, services, ongo-
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to its 150,000 members in
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will
be accepting separate sealed Request for Proposals for the
following:

D.W. WILSON SPORTS COMPLEX BASEBALL FIELD
LIGHTING

Specification are on file in the office of the Franklin Coun-
ty Board of Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203,
Apalachicola, FL 32320.

Proposals must be received in the office of the Franklin
County Clerk of the Courts, 33 Market Street, Suite 203,
Apalachciola, Florida 32320 by 4:30 PM., EST, on December
31, 2007. Proposals must be clearly labeled for each sepa-
rate proposal. The sealed proposals will be publicly open
and read aloud at 10:05 A.M. EST, on January 02, 2008,
in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the
Franklin County Courthouse Annex. For further information
contact Van W. Johnson, Sr., Director, Franklin County Parks
& Recreation Department at (850) 670-8167.

An original and one copy of each proposal shall be fur-
nished in a sealed envelope or container, plainly marked
"D.W. WILSON SPORT COMPLEX BASEBALL FIELD LIGHT-
ING."

The owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to
reject any or all proposals.

ATTENTION BIDDERS: Franklin County is an equal oppor-
tunity employer and encourages participation with certified
minority enterprises and women's business enterprises.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOAH LOCKLEY, JR., CHAIRMAN

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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT


TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS

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

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing
their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors iri January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead
has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,600. This
provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value fol-
lowing a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election
held in 2018.

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

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

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


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

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


CASE
232007CA000307


NO.


BANK OF NEW YORK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CER-
TIFICATE HOLDERS
CWABS, INC.
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-11
Plaintiff,


1 1100
TIMOTHY J MAESTRI, ET
AL.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TIMOTHY J MAESTRI
Last Known Address
135 NORTH KIM AVE
WEWAHITCHKA, FL
32465
Current Residence is Un-
known
YOU' ARE NOTI-
FIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following described
property in Gulf County,
Florida:
.. -- BEGIN, AT THE-
.NW CORNER OF THE NW
1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 7
SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST,
AND RUN EAST 450
FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 210 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE 210 FEET EAST;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
210 FEET; THENCE
WEST 210 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 210
FEET TO THE POINT OF


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BEGINNING. SAID LAND
BEING LOT 6, IN BLOCK
B, WHITFIELD ACRES AT
HOWARD CREEK, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
LAND LYING AND BEING
IN SECTION 5, TOWN-
SHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. LESS A 50
FOOT STRIP BY 210
FEET ACROSS THE
WEST SIDE OF SAID
LAND.
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on SMITH, HIATT, & DIAZ,
PA., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is PO BOX
11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438, within 30
days from first date of
publication, and file the
original with the Clerk of
this Court either before
.service on Plaintiffs attor-
neys or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief .de-
manded in the compliant
or petition.
DATED on De-
cember 3,2007.
/s/Rebecca L. Norris,
As Clerk of the Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
Publish December 13 &
20,2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-91-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF JACK
W. WOODHAM
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Jack W.
Woodham, deceased,
whose date of death was
May 28, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probated
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Cir-
cuit Court, Probate Divi-
sion; 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
deceden'ts estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors
of the decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER


1100
BARRED.
NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO. (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first
publication of this notice is
December 20, 2007.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
TIMOTHY J. WARFEL
Attorney for Terry
Morreale
Florida Bar No. 0398659
2015 Centre Pointe Boule-
vard
Suite 105
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone: (850)
942-1919
Fax: (850) 942-0313
Personal Representative
TERRY MORREALE
37216 Shadow Wood
Lane
Fruitland, Florida 34731

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

CASE NO. 07-423 CA

COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK,


vs.


Plaintiff,


WAYNE E. ROWLETT,
JUDY A. ROWLETT,
STONE'S HOUSE
MOVERS, INC., SOUTH-
STAR FUNDING, LLC,
THE BANK OF NEW
YORK AS TRUSTEE, and
BAILEY & SONS
DIVERSIFIED, INC.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: WAYNE E.
ROWLETT, JUDY A.
ROWLETT, STONE'S
HOUSE MOVERS, INC.,
SOUTHSTAR FUNDING,
LLC, THE BANK OF NEW
YORK AS TRUSTEE, and
BAILEY & SONS DIVER-
SIFIED, INC.

YOU ARE NOTI-
FIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in
Gulf County, Florida:

Lot 1: Commence at a
four inch square concrete
monument (no identifica-
tion) marking the South-
west corner of Sectidn 36,
Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County,
Florida and run North 00
degrees 04 minutes 11
seconds West along the
West boundary line of said
Section 36 for 2995.76
feet; thence leaving said
West boundary line run
South 89 degrees 16 min-
utes 31 seconds East for
1063.53 feet to a found
one half inch iron rod (no
identification) on the East-
erly right of way line of
State Road No. 30; Iron
rod lying on a curve con-
cave to the Westerly for
the Point of Beginning;
from said Point of Beginn-
ing run Southeasterly
along said right of way
line and curve with a ra-
dius of 5769.78 feet,


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through a central angle of
00 degrees 05 minutes 59
seconds, for an arc dis-
tance of 10.04 feet (chord
of said arc being South 05
degrees 32 minutes 35
seconds East, 10.04 feet);
thence leaving said East-
erly right of way line run
North 89 degrees 39 min-
utes 49 seconds East for a
distance of 227.74 feet;
thence South 00 degrees
11 minutes 33 seconds
East for a distance of
139.25 feet; thence South
89 degrees 48 minutes 25
seconds West for a dis-
tande of 216.56 feet to a
point on the said Easterly
right of way line of State
Road 30; point lying on a
curve concave to the
Westerly; thence North-
westerly along said right
of way line and curve with
a radius of 5769.78 feet,
through a central angle of
01 degrees 22 minutes 54
seconds, for an arc dis-
tance of 139.14 feet
(chord of said arc being
North 04 degrees 48 min-
utes 09 seconds West,
139.13 feet) to the Point of
Beginning.

ALSO:

Lot 2: Commence at a
four inch square concrete
monument (no identifica-
tion) marking the South-
west corner of Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County,
Florida and run North 00
degrees 04 minutes 11
seconds West along the
West boundary line of said
Section 36 for 2995.76
feet; thence leaving said
West boundary line run
South 89 degrees 16 min-
utes 31 seconds East for
1063.53 feet, to a found
one half inch iron rod (no
identification) on the East-
erly right of way line of
State Road No. 30 for the
Point of Beginning; FROM
said Point of Beginning
run North 89 degrees 39
minutes 49 seconds East
for 350.18 feet to a found
one half inch iron rod and
cap No. 1999; thence
South 04 degrees 57 min-
utes 23 seconds East for
150.07 feet to a found one
half inch iron rod (no iden-
tification); thence South
89 degrees 48 minutes 25
seconds West for 133.97
feet; thence North 00 de-
grees 11 minutes 35 sec-
onds West for a distance
of 139.25 feet; thence
South 89 degrees 39 min-
utes 49 seconds West for
a distance of 227.74 feet
to a point lying on said
Easterly right of way line
of State Road 30; point ly-
ing on a curve concave to
the Westerly; thence
Northwesterly along said
right of way line and curve
with a radius of 5769.78
feet, through a central an-
gle of 00 degrees 05 min-
utes 59 seconds, for an
arc distance of 10.04 feet
(chord of said arc being
North 05 degrees 32 min-
utes 35 seconds West,
10.04 feet) to the Point of
Beginning.

NOW DESCRIBED, pur-
suant to a replat of the
hands recorded August 11,
2006, at OR Book 415,


1100
page 743 through 745, in-
clusive, of the public rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, as Parcel "A"
(described on the replat
as containing 0.50 acres,
more or less), Parcel "B"
(described on the replat
as containing 0.37 acres,
more or less), and Parcel
"C" (described on the re-
plat as containing 0.32 ac-
res, more or less), which
descriptions from said OR


| 1100
Book 415, page 745, pub-
lic records of Gulf County,
Florida, are, incorporated
herein by reference as if
fully set out herein.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
op Frank A. Baker,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 4431 Lafayette
Street, Marianna, Florida,


THE TAR


1 1100
32446, on or before Janu-
ary 10, 2008, and file the
original with the clerk of
this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.

DATED this
3 0 t h
day of November, 2007.


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HON. REBECCA'L. NOR-'
RIS
As Clerk of the Court

IS/ Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk


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20, 2007


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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
File No.: 07-85PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORRAINE CAROLYN
NORTON
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby
notified that an Order of
Summary Administration
has been entered in the
estate of Lorraine Carolyn
Norton, deceased, File
Number 07-85PR, by the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd, Room
148, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456; that the decedent's
date of death was Sep-
tember 3, 2007; that the
total value of the estate is
$13,650.00 and that the
names and addresses of
those to whom it has been
assigned by such order
are:
Charles W. Norton
163 St. Joseph Drive
Port Saint Joe, Florida
32456
Sarah Norton Johnson
1516 Country Club Drive
Lynn Haven, Florida
32444
ALL. INTERESTED PER-
SON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the
estate of the decedent
and persons having
claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent other than those
for whom provision for full
payment was made in the
Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file' their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED..
STANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE -TIME PE-
RIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first
publication of this Notice
is December 13, 2007.
Attorney of Persons Giv-
ing Notice:
/s/Charles S. Isler Ill
Attorney for Petitioners
Florida Bar No. 364436
Isler, Sombathy &
Sombathy, PA.
RO. Box 430
434 Magnolia Avenue
(Zip: 32401)
Panama City, Florida
32402-0430
Telephone: (850)
769-5532
F6x: (850) 785-5852
Persons Giving Notice:
/s/Charles W. Norton
103 St.-Joseph Drive
Port St. Joe, 32456
/s/Sarah Norton Johnson
1516 Country Club Drive
Lynn Haven, Florida
32444
Publish December 13 &
20, 2007


NOTICE OF INTENDED
ACTION THE GULF
COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The
Gulf County School Board
proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as pro-
vided for in the Adminis-
trative Procedures Act, for
the purpose of bring said
policies into compliance
with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education
Rules.
Summary: The following
is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Student Progression Plan
Economic Impact: The
proposals will result in no
direct costs associated
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEAR
ING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Date: January 15, 2008
Place: Gulf County Schoo
Board
150 Middle School Road
Pdrt St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire test of the pro
posed rules can be in
spected during regular of
fice hours at the Office o
Instructional Services, 15(
Middle School Road, For
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority un
der which the adoption is
authorized and the law be
ing implemented and in
terpreted are made spe
cific.


The addition and changes
are proposed by Sara Joe
Wooten, Assistant Super
intendent of Instructior
and approved for consid
ration by Tim Wilder, Su
perintendent.
Publish December 20 &
27,2007



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Joe, Florida 32456 and SERVICE, INC. reserves selling. MISC Sporting peoplefirst.myflorida.com POSTAL & GOV'T JOB Brick Home For Sale, 291
will be opened and read the right to accept or re- Goods for assistance, contact: INFO FOR SALE? 6140 Jarrott Daniel Rd,
publicly at 6:00 p.m. East- ject any and/or all bids. Please research Flor- People First at Wewahitchka, FL 1,296
ern time at the City of Port 1998Kia ida Statute 828.29 oan Scuba Gear 877-562-7287 cauti n REN T q. ft. 3 br 1.5 baths, 167
St. Joe's City Commission #KNDJA7234W5579233 (Dogs and "ats tran s- Healthcare/ r C caution 4-Resqf 3 r 1.5 baths, .67
Meeting. All Bids shall be ported or offered for Small BC Vest Tank & Healthcare/Other "acres, Price $149,500 or
Meeting. All Bids shall be December 20 & sale; health require- Fins $150 obo. Girls Bike make offer Call (850)
clearly marked "Sealed 27,2007ub December 20 & mets; consumer guar-SandbWinder Needs Experience MEDICAL You NEVER have to furnished & unfurnished 402-8015 (
antee) -before you of- some TLC $50 obo. An- OFFICE Help Needed. pay for information 1 2 & 3 bedroom homes -
Bid City of Port St. Joe fer for sale a cat or tique Schwinn Tandum 850-596-3509. about federal or postal in PSJ. Call after 7:00 PM Port St Joe home 107
WindMark Offsite Utility". PUBLIC NOTICE dog. Bike Baby Blue $100 obo. jobs. If you see a job (850) 229-6777 Westcott Circ beautiful
A Bid Bond in the amount Misc Teniis Racquets $15 Healthcare: Support "guarantee", contact the spacious updated 3 br 2
of 5% of Bid shall accom- On October 22, 2007, Cal- each obo. Water Skis and FTC. ba, approx 1845sf, Cathe-
pany Bid. The City of Port vary Fellowship, Inc. filed trick skis. 17 ft stiff push Clinical Staff: The Federal Trade 3 br 2 ba Remodeled dral ceiling, split plan,
St. Joe reserves the right an application for a new pole white $75. 6ft bait net Commission CH&A, Washer & dryer; walk inarge master suite with
St. Joe reserves the rightFM educational station to $40. Golf Clubs 1 set CNA/LPN/ .is America's consumer dishwasher, Please Call side laundry.large custom
to reject any and all bids serve Port St. Joe, Florida. Hippo Irons and Wood MED Asst. protection agency. 850-648-5052 or899-0149 kitchen, new appliances,
The City also reserves the The principals of Calvary (2) Pit Bull Graphite Shafts RH $150. kiwwtc.hen, new appliances,
right to reject contractors Fellowship, Inc. are Bob another set RH $50 men. Busy medical office look- www.ftc.gov/jobscams tiled through out, en-
who in the City's opinion Franquiz, Tim Daidson, puppies Call 850-229-8787 ing for clinical staff We 1-877-FTC-HELP 200sf+ large porch on closed patio, 2 car.. car-
who in the City's opinion Franquiz, Tim Davidson,
are not qualified to per- Kelly Lyon, and Dan with FSU collars, have alloe 1.5 secluded acres, 3 port, outside storage,
form the work. All Bids Plourde. The new station their papers. Call would consider qu alified sull bath, Co- landscaped with irrigation
shall be firm for a period will operate on Channel 227-4405 or 227-2191 C.N.A's, Medical Assist- A public service large br, 2 full bath, Co- landscaped with irrigation
f 60 dayisafter opening.m 212C1 withoan effective ra" ants, or L.PN's. Company messageafrom the FTC puter rm/fc. large clos- system,8$239,900
of 60 days after opening. 212C1 with an ffective ra- antsor L.PN's. Company and The News Herald ets, furn'd kitchen & laun- 850-524-1595 Agents Wel-
This includes material diated power of 100kW. offers good hours and Classified Advertising dry, on pilings with 2300sf come
Irice.The station will operate 3340 benefits and a clean, Department concrete slab under
pricefrom a tower site located pleasant work -environ- house for car, boat, etc.
at 29-54-30 N, 85-8-11 W Wanted: ment. If interested, please 200 yards from St Joe
All bidders shall comply with an antenna located Used Kyack send resume to: Bay, Simmons Bayou,
with all applicable state 92 meters above ground 850-227-6803 Medical Center Manager 2318 C-30 Rd, $985mo, Port St Joe, near schools,
and local laws concerning from a studio to be lo- 35 Island Drive, Suite 14 850-227-2185 3 br 2.5 ba, recently re-
licensing, registration, and cated in accordance.with EasointFL b modeled. 2080sf H/C
regulations of contractors the Commission's rules. A MERCHANDISE 3 Eastpointn rate H om e e. r 2 asid,
doing business inFlorida. copy of the application 3100 -Antiques 32328 Beacon HllPrivate Home value. Asking $259,000.
can be examined during 3110 -Appliances wEOEDFWPM Fheated pool spa, steps to
The City shall award the normal business hours at 3120 Arts & Crafts EE/DFWP/ Mheated poon Hill spatepsrk &to
contract to the lowest re- Gulf County Public Li- 3130 AuctionsBUINES& _NANL becentr,82S
sponsive and responsible brary, 110 Library Drive, 3140-Baby Items We ness Center 182 Sun
provided however, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 3150 Building Supplies 5100 Business ray Ct. $1200mo+utilities, 7150
bidder; provided however, 3160 Business Opportunities $1200 dep. Perfect for t
the City reserves the right Publish December 6 2007 Equipment Law Enforce/Security 5110 Money to Lend Retired Couples. Bay Count -
to award the contract to a b december 6,20 3170 Collectibles 8935 Liahthouse Beacon Fountain Area
bidder who is not the low- 3180 Computers MPLYMNT Secur OfficerHill with ocean view, 2 br, 2.5 Acres, $22,500
est responsive and re- PUB NOTICE4100 Help Wanted ACGslo for 1 ba, furn'd, $500 mo., Owner Financing
sponsible bidder if the city NOTIHER C E 3200 -Firewood ACG is looking for FT/PT 5100 +dep+ utilities www.landcallnow.com
HEREBY GIVEN that the 3210- Free Pass It On 410 Employment Security Officers for Refs Req'd/Long Term 1-941778-7980/7565
determis in its reasona- City Commission of the 3220 Furniture Nights/ weekends in Rentals. 850-625-4955
ble discretion that another City of Port St. Joe, Flor 320 arage/Yard Sales Pt.St.Joe.
bid offers the city a better ida, at its regular meeting 3250 Good Things to Eat Must have class D LIC Sale:Franklin C
value based upon the reli- at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 3260 Health & Fitness To apply call For Sle:Franklin County
ability; quality of service, January 3, 2008, in the 3270 Jewelry/Clothing 4100 800-658-8680 or email Liquor License#r Own
or product of such other Commission Chamber, 3280 Machinery/ acgemployment(yahoo. 1-407-595-7822. Call for By Owner Price Reduced-
bidder. City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Equipment Construction/Trades com Price. 850-670-8703. Mexico Beach, 2 LOTS
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. 3290- Medical Equipment WeblD#33969753 Vending Route: Snack near Gulf, 35th Street.
Publish December 20 & Joe, Florida, will consider 3300- Miscellaneous Stone Mason Soda Machine Locations Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba Each 75'xlm $450K Each
Resolution 3310 Musicallnstluments C Jim Corry 265-2020.'
27, 2007 for adoption of Resolution 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ Wanted for contract work. Sales & New Equipment Availa- 1200 sq ft cottages in
#08-01, entitled: Supplies Needs to be able to work ble Nowl Great Support, exclusive Barefoot Cot-
A RESOLUTION OFTHE 3330 Restaurant/Hotel with Natural & Synthetic Sales Pro- Many Options. Cash / Fi- stages community.
Notice to Receive CITY COMMISSION OF 3340 Sporting Goods stone. Layout & Estimat- feSSional nance. Locations With A Large scrnd in porches.
Sealed Bids THE CITY OF PORT ST 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) ing skills very helpful. Apalach/Port St. History. 877-843-8726 Hardwood floors, car-
Bid #0708-08 JOE RESCINDING IN ITSPlease call Kilgore Brick peting, tiled kitchen By Owner Price Reduced-
ENTIRETY RESOLUTION Please call Kilgore Brick Joe Well Water Locating Fran- counter, f size stack Mexico Beach, 2 CANAL
The Gulf County Board of 60s RHHO ANESO ND Paes &5 T"ie. TERMINIX chises For Sale, scientific washer & dryer. Ameni- LOTS. Beautiful location.
County Commissioners THE BOUNDARIES OF 31OO Success Breeds methods, limited territories ties: two pools & hot Each 75'x90', $495K Each.
ny C issioner s THE Success Breeds available, 70K, www.water tub pygrounds, co Call Jim Corry 265-2020.
will receive sealed bi DOWNTOWN REDEVEL SUCCeSS prospector.com or Call munity buildingwith ex- Cape San Bias. Rock bot-
from any qualified person, OPMENT AGENCY AND rer BUILDING-A CAREER. 661-714-0111 ercise equipment. Pet tom price. Nice 2nd tier,
company or corporation PROVIDING FORAN EF Driver Trainees you like the sound Work From Homeo CEO friendly. No smgkina. gulf side lot. County ap-
interested in: FECTIVE DATE. Driver Trainees of that? We're Terminix, n P B- ,:ur dATER &. .SEER 4RE praised @ $252K. Must
Intereion u NEEDED and every day we help Onr, B ts r,,l. MLrM PAiD A.,il n.:. f.1 1S51 sell for $180K. (513)-
The Interior Construction A copy of the pr:,. No CDL? No Problem! people like you ad- ,dj -.i 1` pr r ,,:,. r, ir Pile-,, C..ii 697-1777
of the New Mosquito posed Resolution may be -OV.' Lllir'2 Earn up to $900/wk. vance throughout our. u01_ ui. 50 -e_,na,_
Control Building inspected by the public ,.r. . :. Home weekends with company. As a fortune ..---- more ,rieni.jr, :ur.
the Office of City Clerk,. '. -- TMC. Company 500 leader, our career ,i. '. reniiy ,:nreir..: re1uce.C],1
Plans and specifications City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Consignments endorsed CDLTraining paths and training pro- fl ,-n m i ie .:,r 1i ,'e,
can be obtained at Blue- Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, 1-866-280-5309 grams can take you as w./! ,uinerr,,.2.r i,:
print Port, 407 Reid FL 32456. .for opeom ing far as you want. It's time nJm
print Port, 407 B. Reid All interested par- to earn the benefits, -
Ave., Port St. Joe, 32456, ties may appear at the etionS. Healthcar compensations and op
(850)227-3484. Cost for meeting and be heard portunities that you de- Mexico Beach
Plans and Specifications with respect to the pro- ntiq Old Rece nist serve. R 2 br, 1 ba Gulf View, just AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE
will be $15 per set and this posed resolution. Sales remodeled, furnished, ECREATIONAL
fee is non-refundable. CITY COMMISSION OF Oi J lr For busy medical practice. No experience is ne- 6100Business/ Avail Jan 08, Please Call 8100- ntiue Colleibles
Checks should 6e made THE CITY OF PORT ST Fulltime with benefits. No experience is nec- 6100-Business Avail Jan 08, Please Call 100-Antique & Collectibles
yChecks should e made THE CITY OF PORT ST. FD a Please apply at Shorelinef essary. All you need is Commercial 850-532-1313 or e-mail 8110- Cars
payable to Blueprint Port. JOE, FLORIDA Pl ppat Shore a desire to learn the 6110- Apartments khconsteng@att.net 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
F'in""*"" '' & Medical Group, 419 business and a willing- 6120 :Beach Rentals 6130-Trucks
Completion date for this BY: s/ Baltzell Avenue, Port St. business and a willing- 6120- Beac h Rentalse 140 Vans
ness to succeed. You'll 6130- Condorrownhouse 8140 Vans I
project will be 120 days Mayor-Commissioner aCll ib also need a clean driv- 6140- House Rentals Port St. Joe, large HIS- 8150-Commercial
fromt te ing record, and 6150- Roommate Wanted TORIC 3 br, 2.5 ba home, 8160- Motorcycles
from the date of the Notice At ing re-cree rdug and 6160 Rooms for Rent overlooking Bay. Elegant 8170- Auto Parts
te ucceesd resented to Cit Auditor/Clerk C 850-65 -13 8 bck r h 6170 Mobile Home/Lot rooms includes foyer with & Accessories
the successful bidder. T E C GE background checks. 8180 Out-of-Town Rentals beautiful staircase, formal 820 Persona Waterraft
Publish: December 20 47/49OFYOUR REAL We offer comprehen- 6190 Timeshare Rentals living & dining rooms, 230- Personalatercraft
Liquidated damages for 2007ESTTE CAREE sive paid training, and a 6200 Vacation Rentals breakfast room, paneled 8240 Boat & Marine
Liquidated damagerkt str benefits package that 8240- Boat M ne
failure to complete the '1irk t1 includes health/dental/ den/office, back stairs, Supplies
project on the specified t-- Call today incl udes halth/dantal/,vsfireplaces, screened 8310- Aircraft/Aviation
t e lPUBLIC NOTICEf life insurance, vision re acs
dat will be st at $250 PURSUANTTOFS97.055 a confidential care, profit sharing, 61O porch, garage. $1400 mo., 8320- ATV/Off Road Vehicles
r date will be set at $250 PURSUANT TO FS 97.055 1 care, profit sharing, 6100 1 yr lease. Call for appt. 8330 Campers & Trailers
per day. NOTICE IS HEREBY career interview 401K, and a stock pur- Month to Month 850-227-7234. 8340 Motorhomes
GIVE N THAT THE VOTER chase plan. L Sin
Please submit your origi- REGISTRATION BOOK 850-229-9310 Leasing
nal bid plus (3) copies, in- CLOSING DATE FOR THE Pleash Apply in Person 1 Mile From New Hospital St. Joe Beach, Nice 2 br,
dictate on the envelope JANUARY 29, 2008PRES- 3220 Brian Neubauer or call WAREHOUSE unit 1250 near TAFB, all appliances, 8120
YOUR COMPANY NAME, IDENTIAL PREFERENCE 1337 W. 19th St. SF/ office bathroom 12x12 beach access, $800 mo.
that this is a SEALED BID, PRIMARY ELECTION IS Dining Room 420 Reid Ave., Panama City, FL roll up door, Port St Joe Pelican Walk Real Estate
and include the BID NUM- DECEMBER 31, 2007. Furniture Port St. Joe 32405 corner of Pondarosa Pines 850-647-2473
termlnix.com & Rutherford in Jones
BELINA GRIFFIN Excellent condition. Table, Neubauer 1-800-720-9541 Homestead. $650 a month Jeep
GULF COUNTY SUPERVI- 6 chairs, Chairs re uphol- r Real Estate, Inc. Web Id #33968820 +1 mo rent dep. 814-7911 St. Joe Beach: Walk to
Bids will be received until SOR OF ELECTIONS stored $500 Call beach, 20 mi from TAFB, Wrangler '03
Bids will be received until Publish December 20 & 850-229-1542 or 832-2040 3 br, fened yard. $900mo Rubicon
4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, 27, 2007 Sales FO RE Call 850-231-3456 leave i n
Jan. 4, 2008, at the Gulf Great Deals message if no answer. LikeNew
County Clerk's Office, Gulf Advertising Sales 850 sq. ft. warehouse 4x4, Soft top convertible,
County Courthouse, 1000 g White Vanity w/mirror Tall w/office in Port St. Joe. AT, PS, PB, AC, 22,000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., narrow Glass doors 1 < miles. Excellent condition.
Room 148, Port St. Joe, drawer $125 obo. Antique ;THE STAR $400/mo including tax. $18,500. Call Rex at
Florida 32456. Bids will Square Oak Dining Table Call 814-7400 850-227-8632.
be opened at this same lo- Expandable 5 Legs 45" x Port St. Joe Unfurnished 3 br, 2 ba
cation on Monday, Jan. 7, -f, 46" $250. Antique Wicker house located just min-
2008, at 10:00 a.m., E.T. rocker brown w/cushions Do you want a career where you can make a differ- utes from downtown Pt.
$150 obo. 2 Dining Arm ence? Are you a motivated sales associate? If you MINI STORAGE St. Joe. Great location
The Board of County PETS & ANIMALS Chairs Dark Brown wood answered yes and yes, take a look at Freedom. In port St Joe with large fenced In yard GMC Sierra '97 Extended
Commissioners resees w/green white cushions & 111 rt St. JOe with deck and front porch, cab with camper shell,
ommissioners reserves 2100- Pets matching window cushion We want you! A must see for $700 a 112K mi, good condition.
f the right to waive informal- 2110- Pets: Free to $100 obo. Nautical Bar 229-6200 month with one month se- Asking $4500 or best of-
) cities in any bid, to accept Good Home made from boat transom Freedom wants motivated Multi-media Advertising curity dep. Call fer. 648-5337
t and/or reject any or all 2120-Pet Supplies $500 obo. Wooden chest Account Executives. You will have the opportunity to 814-7400 850-229-2706 for details.
bids, and to accept the bid 2130- supplies Black w/white starfish join a dynamic and energetic sales program and
that in their judgment will 2140 Pets/Livestock $125 obo. Antiqqe Floor channel your initiative, innovation, and competitive
be in the best interest of Wanted Lamps, Antique Victor spirit to make an impact on our customers, our or- i i i I 8210
s Gulf County. Victrola, Chest Style ganization, and your own career. Check out the ex- A rllca'sl Kayaks starting at $329,
w/?Juen nneLeg, ca~i- citng ppotuniiesin ll f or maketaacossther yig ava$329


Sw/Queen Anne Legs, cabi- citing opportunities in all of our markets across the 6ni 150 Free Demos, Delivery avail
-If you have any questions, net needs work, but works country. You will touch on all media platforms at Mi I up to 25% off accessories.
please call Mark Cothran 2100 $150 obo. Antique White Freedom, selling print and online ads. Storage Room For Rent Sunjammers, 235-2281
@ (850)227-1401 between ash Stand Calltilities in-
7: 30 a.m5 E.T and 400 850-541-4093 to see Leverage your creativity as you partner with cus- eluded, to share 4 br
S7:30 a.m., E.T. and 4:00 tomers to create custom multi-media solutions, us- f1850 home. Call 227-1711
r- p.m., E.T ing our exciting and ever-growing portfolio of adver- 340
n AKC Wel tising products. Your success in this role could set 229-8014
- BOARD OF COUNTY AKC Wemaraner 3230 you up to pursue a variety of career paths in our or-
GULF COUNTYM FLORI- Christmas. $500 ea. ganization or throughout our parent company, Free- Climate and NiML-N N W
& G F C F Christmas. $500 ea. dom Communications, Inc. (FCI), one of the nation's Non-Climate 6170
DArom championblood- largest privately owned media companies. Contol Storage Southwind '90
lines. Vet cert. and shots. Moving Yard Sale: 2105 For more information, visit Units 2 br, 1 ba MH 5 miles 30', 32K miles, Asking
Born 9-25-07. Call 229- Long Ave. Port St. Joe. http://freedom.jobinfo.com/ BoatRVstorage& pass Overstreet. $500 $8000, Excellent condi-
BY: BILL WILLIAMS, 9774 or email nancy. 8am-? Come make, an description.lasso?adld=12366 Office space month + deposit. Please tion, Call Homer
CHAIRMAN orourkekmchsi.com offer Call 850-648-5306 850-639-5198
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Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast



Nationally Recognized for Positive Change


Sacred Heart Hospital
on the Emerald Coast
(SHHEC) is the recipient of
Studer Group's December
,Fire Starter of the Month
.Award and is honored for its
commitment to clinical, ser-
Svice and operational excel-
lence. Studer Group, an out-
Scomes firm that implements
-evidence-based leadership
-systems, works with hun-
dreds of health care organi-
zations across the country.
Every month, it bestows a
Fire Starter Award upon an
organization that stands out
from its peers and serves as


a premier example of what is
right in health care.
"This award is in recog-
nition of the great start our
young hospital has had, and
what an honor to success-
fully bring on our first addi-
tional service line this fall
with the Family Birth Place,"
said Roger Hall, president of
SHHEC.
SHHEC's health care
team's efforts in improv-
ing the patient's experience,
using key words at key times,
rounding for outcomes,
and as always, putting the
patient's safety first, drives


high quality, compassionate
healthcare and service from
the, heart. Patients truly per-
ceive the difference, which
is evident in their patient
satisfaction scores, which
consistently rank well above
the 90th percentile.
Third quarter Patient
Satisfaction scores (overall
assessment):
Emergency
Department: 99%
Inpatient Services:


99%
99%
99%
*


Ambulatory Surgery:

Outpatient Services:


96%
"Our .team's passion
and commitment to provid-
ing quality care to each and
every patient is truly admi-
rable," said Nina Jeffords,
vice president of patient care
and chief nurse officer of
SHHEC. "It is an honor to
work with this outstanding
group of health care pro-
viders whose *healing touch
blesses countless lives. Keep
the fire burning!"
The Fire Starter of the
Month Award is a distin-
guished honor that Studer
Group bestows upon hospi-


tals. A Fire Starter hospital
is one that keeps the true
essence of the organization
alive and flourishing. Fire
Starters ignite the flame of
service and caring for oth-
ers that guides and supports
the organization and results
in measurable positive out-
comes.
"I cannot think of a more
deserving hospital than
SHHEC," said Lucy Crouch,
Studer Group coach. "The
people at SHHEC are role
models, and this.award spot-
lights them as an example
for other health care leaders


to follow."
Sacred Heart Hospital
on the Emerald Coast has
made a difference in the lives
of others by creating a better
place for physicians to prac-
tice medicine, employees to
work and patients to receive
care. The organization's
commitment to excellence is
what makes Sacred Heart
Hospital on the Emerald
Coast a Fire Starter.
Studer Group is delight-
ed to partner with all of the
Fire Starters for future suc-
cess.


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Major Appliance,
Parts, Repair, Sales
? | 232 Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850)229-8040
* cell 850-527-8086


STEAM CLEANING & REMEDIATION
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IICRC CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS
MOLD REMEDIATION, TILE & GROUT CLEANING,
CARPET & UPHOLSTRY
LICENSED & INSURED



650-229-9663


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Cleaning Company

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Licensed & Insured
Residential/ Offices

Locally
Owned



S Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
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* Motel Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control* New Treatment
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specoilizing in Vocolion Rentol
Properties
|^ FAMILY OWNED
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"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
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Office (850)227-4117
Home (850) 229-8829
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"A Construction Specialist"
Decks. Trims, Fences.
A.l Repairs
PainL Drywall. Remodel.
Pressure Wash, ETC
24 HRS
Licensed & Insured
Randall Timm
S(850) 699-1129
RTRfla(@\ ahoo.com


LICENSED


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TLC Lawn Service
'"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
We now accept all major credit cards


Free estimates
Weed Round Up
Trimming, Fertilizing


Established 1991
SSprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired


Licensed and Insured


INSURED


Heating & Cooling
SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Over 12 Years in Gulf Co.


Owner: Brent Pierce
Slate Lic. #RA0066486


Phone: 229-2665 (COOL)
Mobile: 227-5568


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850-229-7720
Unmatched Quality and
Value for your money

Exotic and Domestic Wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions

National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida


Licensed
Insured
References

www.decorativeflooring.com


e Landscape Design
Landscape Installation
Irrigation Irrigation Repair
Pump and Well Installation
Pine Straw Shrubs Trees
* Grand Cover All types of Mulches
All types of Palm Trees
* Centipede Sod St. Auqustine Sod
Bermuda Se
Wholesale and Retail
!p


5Star
Collision entire'

MATHrEWSCOGGIN9S
Owner


Phone (850) 229-STAR
770 Hwy 98 FAX # (850) 227-9898
PortSt.Joe, FL32456 i1 MV 41279



SAVON
the company for women

Shop AVON at home or office. Personal
delivery and 100% satisfaction Guarantee.
Michele McDonough, Avon Independant
Sales Rep. Call 227-6826 or e-mail:
thequeenbag@netscape.net. Visit my web
site: www.yotirAvon.com/MichellMcDonough


Kilgore's
BRICK PAVERS
& TILE

Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850) 229-1980
Fax: (850) 229-1981

Free Estimates
Where top quality and customer
satisfaction meet!
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe
www.kilgoresbrickpavees.com


LOCALLY OWNED AND Lke,,
OPERATED BY MIKE MOCK AO -
IICRC Certified
Cleaning Specialist
CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL


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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative


Employees

Gulf Coast Electric 15-year I
Cooperative recently rec- 25-year
ognized 19 employees and Dybdal
trustees for a combined total Newsom
of 164 years of service to the Gulf
Cooperative. Cooperat
Employees receiving ser- Touchsto
vice pins were: Pam Burns, alliance
Jeremy Hill, Shannon Hill, owned e
Lorie Jackson, Teressa providing
Jones, Tre McGowan, service to
Nathan Riley Anita small. G
Striegel and Ben Wilson, mately 2:
one-year pins; Rupert Bay, Calh
Brown, Kristin Douglas, Walton an
Jeremy Miles and Gus ties and i
Wise, five-year pins; Becky of Wewah
Kent, 10-year pin; Johnny City, Fou
Hutto and Alfredia Owens, and Sout


Santa Visits



Mexico Beach

On Saturday, December 22 the Mexico Beach Volunteer
-Fire Department will escort Santa around the city on top of
.fire engine #2. So if you want to meet Santa, and give him
your list, or just get a "Santa treat" watch for him in your
neighborhood. Santa will start his tour at 10 CST from the
fire station on 14th street. Won't you come out and say hi;
he can't wait to see you all. Merry Christmas from Chief
Hall, and all the members of the Mexico Beach department
of public safety.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP NO. 0708-09
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive RFP's from any
person, company or corporation interested in providing the following:
Creating a design-build team fdr the design of multiple fire
stations for Gulf County, Florida
RFP specifications can be obtained from the Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida.32456 from
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday.
Please submit your original bid, plus 3 copies, and indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the RFP
NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 p.m.,
E.T., on Friday, January 4, 2008. Bids will be opened at this location on
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Publish: December 20 & 27 Ad #2007-135


pins; Terry Myers,
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GCEC recently recognized 19 employees and trustees for a combined total of 164 years of service to the Cooperative. Pictured,
from left, are: Anita Striegel (one-year pin), Johnny Hutto, (15-year pin), Alfredia Owens (15-year pin), Becky Kent (10-year pin),
Gus Wise (five-year pin), Shannon Hill (one-year pin), Rupert Brown (five-year pin), Teressa Jones (one-year pin) and Kristin
Douglas (five-year pin). Not pictured: Pam Burns, Jeremy Hill, Lorie Jackson, Tre McGowan, Nathan Riley and Ben Wilson (one-
year pins); Jeremy Miles (five-year pin); Terry Myers (25-year pin); and James Dybdal and Billy Joe Newsome (35-year pins)

PUBLIC NOTICE
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection

You are hereby notified that the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit under File Number GU-464
to Joseph and Kathryn Yarbrough for the construction of a three-story, single-family dwelling, other structures/activities,
and placement of fill, pursuant to Section 161.053, Florida Statutes. Project location: Between approximately 291 feet
and 343 feet west of.the Department of Environmentdl Protection's reference monument R-129, in Gulf County. Project
address: 140 Louisiana Lane (Lot 5, Beachside Subdivision), Cape San Bias. The permit and construction plans may be
reviewed at the office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Building B, Tallahas-
see, Florida. Copies of the permit may be obtained by contacting Valerie Jones, Permit Manager, at the Bureau of Beaches
and Coastal Systems at (850) 921-7849, or by writing to 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 300, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399.

Any person whose substantial interests are affected by any decision of the Department on the application has the right
to request an administrative hearing in accordance with the provisions of Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. Should you desire an administrative hearing, your request must comply with the provisions of Rule 28-106.201
of the Florida Administrative Code, as indicated below. Send requests for hearings to the Department of Environmental
Protection, Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. The
Department must receive the request within twenty-one (21) days after your receipt of this notice.

When the Department receives an adequate and timely filed request for hearing, the Department will request the assign-
ment of an administrative law judge. Once an administrative law judge is requested, the referring agency will take no
further action with respect to the proceeding except as a party litigant, as long as the Division of Administrative Hearings
has jurisdiction over the formal proceeding.

Section 120.54(5)(b)4, Florida Statutes, and Rule 28-106.201(2) of the Florida Administrative Code, explain what must be
included in a petition for a formal administrative proceeding, Unless otherwise provided by statute, and except for agency
enforcement and disciplinary actions that shall be initiated under Rule 28-106.2015, F.A.C., initiation of proceedings shall
be made by written petition to the agency responsible for rendering final agency action. The term "petition" includes any
document that requests an evidentiary proceeding and asserts the existence of a disputed issue of material fact. Each peti-
tion shall be legible and on 8 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. Unless printed, the impression shall be on one side of the paper
only and lines shall be double-spaced.

(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an
explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and, how the petitioner received, notice of the Department's action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there'are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statute the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's
proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take
with respect to the Department's proposed action.

A person may request an extension of time to petition for an administrative hearing. The person filing the request for exten-
sion must do so within the time limits for filing a petition described above and serve all parties with the request. The request
must state why an extension is needed. The Department will grant an extension only when good cause is shown.

If a petition or request for extension of time is filed, further order of the Department becomes necessary to effectuate this
notice. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Actions un-
dertaken by you under this permit, pending the lapse of time allowed for the filing of such a request for hearing, may be
subject to modification, removal, or restoration.

Failure to petition within the allowed time frame constitutes waiver of any right that such a person has to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes and to participate as a party to the proceeding, If a legally suf-
ficient petition for hearing is not timely received this notice constitutes final agency action. When this order becomes final,
any party to the order has the right to seek judicial review under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes and Rules 9.030(b)
(1) and 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure by filing a notice of appeal with the Department of Environmental
Protection, Office of General Counsel, Department Clerk, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399, and with the appropriate district court of appeal within thirty days after this final order is filed with the De-
partment Clerk. The notice filed with the district court must be accompanied by the filing fee specified in Section 35.22(3)
of the Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed
under Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code.

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed agency action may choose to pursue
mediation as an alternative remedy under Section 120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation
will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. The procedures for pursuing
mediation are set forth below.

A person may pursue mediation -by reaching a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (which include the
applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing) and by showing how
the substantial interests of each mediating party are affected by the Department's action or proposed action. The agree-
ment must be filed in (received by) the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 3000, by the same deadline as set forth above for the filing of a petition.

The agreement to mediate must include the following:
(a) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any persons who may attend the mediation;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the parties, or a provision for selecting a media-
tor within a specified time;
(c) The agreed allocation of the costs and fees associated, with the mediation;
(d) The agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and documents introduced during mediation;
(e) The date, time, and place of the first mediation session, or a deadline for holding the first session, if no mediator has
yet been chosen;
(f) The name of each party's representative who shall have the authority to settle or recommend settlement, and
(g) Either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party will be affected by the action or proposed
action addressed in this notice of intent or a statement clearly identifying the petition for hearing that each party has al-
ready filed, and incorporating it by reference.
(h) The signatures of all parties or their authorized representatives.

As provided in Section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limi-
tations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57 for requesting and holding an administrative hearing. Unless otherwise
agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation
results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement
of the parties. Persons whose substantial interest will be affected by such a'modified final decision of the Department have
a right to petition for a hearing only in accordance with the requirements for such set forth above, and must therefore file
their petitions within twenty-one days of receipt of this notice. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute,
the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes, under Sections 120.569 and
120.57 remain available for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for
challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.


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Boy Scout Troop 47 Goes Camping


The first weekend of each month the Boy Scouts go
camping. This month, we went to Mark Laluzerne's prop-
erty in Compass Lakes in the Hills. Saturday, we went to


Marianna Caverns. Those who participated were: Jarett
Laluzerne, Travis Lucas and Jeremy Harcus.


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Discover the best real estate values in Mexico
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This great corner property with
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development and/or residential condo development. Owner may
consider separating the 2 parcels. Call Jay Rish at 850-227-5569
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF ISSUANCE PERMIT MODIFICATION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a major permit modification has been issued (File
No. 0266819-003-EM) the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, 1000 Cecil G: Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, to reduce the buffer between the maximum dredge cut depths and,the underlying layers of unacceptable
material in Borrow Areas C-1 through C-6. The original buffer was two feet of depth; the new buffer is a one foot
depth minimum. Borrow Areas A and C-7 will retain the two-foot buffer as originally permitted by the Department.
The restoration site is located at St. Joseph Peninsula, Gulf County. The State Park Beach Segment is located
from R-67 to R-74.8, Sections 14, 23 and 25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West. The Gulf County Beach Segment is
located from R-74.8 to R-67, Sections 25, 36, 01, 12, 07, 18, 19, 20, Townships 8 South and 9 South, and Ranges 12
:West and 11 West. Both segments front the Gulf of Mexico, Class III Waters, St. Joseph Peninsula Aquatic Preserve,
:Outstanding Florida Waters.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's permitting decision may petition for an
administrative hearing (hearing) in accordance with sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The peti-
tion must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the
-Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes must be filed'within fourteen days of publication of the notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever
occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the
time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver
of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
(in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following
information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if
known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number
of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the
proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency determi-
nation; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of
all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise.statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the agency's proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific
rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the.action petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose
substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
The notice of issuance constitutes an order of the Department. Any party to this order has the right to seek ju-
dicial review of it under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the
Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, Mail Station
35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal
accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be
filed within thirty days after this order if filed with the clerk of the Department.
The permit file is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 5050 West Tennessee
Street, Building B, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-9201.


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Dear Santa,
My name is Juveryona
Daniels. I am 1 year old. I have
been good this year. Would you
please bring me a baby doll,
princess outfit, and a power
wheel car.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Juveryona

Dear Santa,
My name is Ardarien
Shackleford. I am 1 year old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a power
wheel truck, building blocks,
Sand a basketball.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Ardarien

Dear Santa,
My name is James Smith. I
am 1 year old. I have been good
this year. Would you please bring
me lots of toy cars, a new pair
of shoes, and a 4-wheeler.
I will leave you some milk


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and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
James

Dear Santa,
My name is Madison
Wilson. I am 1 year old. I have
been good this year. Would you
please bring me a riding pony, a
wagon, and a toy buggy.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Madison

Dear Santa,
My name is Landon White.
I am 1 year old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me lots of trucks, building
blocks, and a new pair of boots.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Landon

Dear Santa,
My name is Kiyleh Ford. I
am 1 year old. I have been good


this year. Would you please
bring me a wagon, a teddy bear,
and a basketball.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Kiyleh

Dear Santa,
My name is Malaki Dawson.
I am 1 year old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me trucks, a new puppy,
and a football.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,.
Malaki

Dear Santa,
My name is Chance Gainer. I
have been good this'year. Would
you please bring me an FSU
football uniform, a new puppy,
and a powerwheel truck.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Chance

,Dear Sata,,
My name is David Dwight.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a toy car, boat, and
train.
I will leave you somemilk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
David

Dear Santa,
My. name is Derek
McCullough. I am 4 years old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a bowling
ball, a train/plane remote
control, and a funny farm.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
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Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Derek


Dear Santa,
My name is Dakota Sims.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a lego scooter, a big
bike, and Christmas.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Dakota

Dear Santa,
My name is Stevie
Brinkmerier. I am 3 years old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me cars, books,
and Spiderman stuff.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Stevie

Dear Santa,
My name is Tad Russell.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a big wheel, a dog, a
bike, and a Christmas tree.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Tad

Dear Santa,
My name is Evan Polous.
I am 5 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a game, a tractor, and
a Power Ranger game.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Evean

Dear Santa,
My name is Juan Nixon. I
am 3 years old. I have been good



.YL/a, tour faith sustain you
this Christmas and beyond.
and may His lo'e and grace
live in your heart forever.
We wish you a merry Christ-
mas and hope that your
holiday is filled with the lose of
friends and family


this year. Would you please brin
me cars, a boat, and a train.
I will leave you some mil
and cookies and some carrot
for the reindeer out by the tree
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Juan

Dear Santa,
My name is Jadarie
McCoy. I am 5 years old. I ha
been good this year. Would yc
please bring me a Spiderma
power wheel-jeep, a bed, a dog
and a Christmas tree.
I will leave you some mil
and cookies and some carrot
for the reindeer out by the trei
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Jadarien

Dear Santa,
My name is Jasmine Levins
I am 4 years old. I have bee
good this year. Would you pleas
bring me a horse, a dog, and
cat.
I will leave you some mil
and cookies and some carrot
for the reindeer out by the tree
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Jasmine

Dear Santa,
My name is Kaylee Jone
I am 4 years old. I have bee
good this year. Would you pleas
bring me a doll and jewelry.
I will leave you some mi
and cookies and some carro
for the reindeer out by the tre
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Kaylee

Dear Santa,
My name is Mike Delozii
I am 3 years old. I have bei
good this year. Would you pleas
bring me a shark, a car, and
boat.
I will leave you some mi
and cookies and some carro
for the reindeer out by the tre
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Mike

Dear Santa,
My name is Shaylei
Dawson. I am 4 years old.
have been good this year. Wou
you please bring me a real ce
phone, a baby doll, and a pig.
I will leave you some mi
and cookies and some carro
for the reindeer out by the tre



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Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Shayleigh

Dear Santa,
My name is Ezekiel Bailey.
I am 5 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a scooter, lots of toys,
and a race car.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Ezekiel

Dear Santa,
My name is Isabella
Barwick. I am 3 years old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a Disney
Magical Talking Nursery, a baby
doll, and a guitar.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Isabella

Dear Santa,
My name is Raelynn Hardy.
I am 2 years old. I have been
good this year. Wopld you please
bring me a babydoll, pink shoes,
and a Mermaid DVD.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Raelynn

Dear Santa,
My name is Alydia, Chenal.
I am 2 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a kitchen set, a doll
house and blocks.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Alydia

Dear Santa,
My name is Zoie Wilson.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a Dora kitchen, Dora
tent house, and Dora clothes and
shoes.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Zoie


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Dear Santa,
My name is Levi Hanlon.
1 am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a guitar, a kitchen set,
and drums.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Levi

Dear Santa,
My name is Thomas Duncan.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a Diego bike, a tool
bench, and a truck.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Thomas

Dear Santa,
My name is Ricky
McClendon. I am 3 years old. I
'have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a truck,
books, and blocks.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Ricky

Dear Santa,
My name is Timmy Jones.
I am 3 years old. I have been
'good this year. Would you please
bring me puzzles, a truck, and
blocks.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Timmy

Dear Santa,
My name is Zhyion. I am 1
year old. I have been good this
"year. Would you please bring me
a Dora 4-wheeler, a wagon, and
a Dora doll.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.


Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Zhyion


Dear Santa,
My name is Kaiden. I am 1
years old. I have been good this
year. Would you please bring me
a 4-wheeler, trucks, and a dog.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Kaiden

Dear Santa,
My name is Isabella. I am 2
years old. I have been good this
year. Would you please bring me
a pony, a baby, and a bicycle.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Isbella

Dear Santa,
My name is Jamal. I am 1
year old. I have been good this
year. Would you please bring me
clothes, a big wheel, and big
trucks.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Jamal

Dear Santa,
My name is Braden. I am 2
years old. t have been good this
year. Would you please bring me
a bicycle, New Jordan's, and
Elmo.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Braden

Dear Santa,
My name is Ja'Marrien. I
am 1 year old. I have been good
this year. Would you please
bring me a 4-wheeler, a truck,
and a ball.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots


for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Ja'Marrien

Dear Santa,
My name is Xavier. I am 1
year old. I have been good this
year. Would you please bring me
a tricycle, a ball, and trucks.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Xavier

Dear Santa,
My name is Cody. I am 1
years old. I have been good this
year. Would you please bring me
a big wheel, cars, and trucks.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Cody

Dear Santa,
My name is Leondra Leslie.
I am 4 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a Big Bratz doll, a doll
house, and a Bratz game.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Leondra

Dear Santa,
My name is Jay Quan
Walker. I am 4 years old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a bicycle,
trucks, and Playdough.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Jay Quan

Dear Santa,
My name is Nicholas
Jefferson. I am 3 years old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a puppy, a
truck, and a boat.
I will leave you some milk


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and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Nick

Dear Santa,
My name is Lanecia Larry.
I am 5 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a Dora cash register.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Lanecia

Dear Santa,
My name is Shadavia
Hudgins. I am 3 years old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a princess
doll, a shopping cart, and play
food.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Shadavia

Dear Santa,
My name is Tasmine
Russell. I am 4 years old. I have
been good this year. Would you
please bring me a Barbie doll,
lotion & lip gloss, and frogs.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Taz

Dear Santa,
My name is Jae Lenox.
I am 4 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a motorcycle, books,
and Playdough.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Jae

Dear Santa,
My name is Amari Nickson.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me balloons, candy, and
Barbie dolls.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Amari


Dear Santa,
My name is Aiden Gainer.
I am 4 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a 4-wheeler, a dirt
bike, and a puppy.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Aiden

SDear Santa,
My name is Sha'necia
Sims. I am 3 years old. I have
been good this year. Would you
please bring me candy and a
trampoline.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Necie

Dear Santa,
My name is Cliff Money. I
am 4 years old. I have been good
this year. Would you please bring
me a Ratioulle Board game,
Diego game, and Spiderman
game.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Cliff

Dear Santa,
My name is Caden Jackson. I
am 4 years old. I have been good
this year. Would you please bring
me a 4-wheeler, a motorcycle,
and slippers (Batman).


I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Caden

Dear Santa,
My name is Isaiah Dusley.
I am 3 years old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a dirt bike, a truck,
and Playdough.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Isaiah

Dear Santa,
My name is Nijah Sims. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me a play gym
set, rattles to shake, and lots of
milk.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Nijah Sims, Quinn

Dear Santa,
My name is Lyriq Larry. I
am 4 months old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me teething toys, kick and
play gym, and books my mommy
can read to mel
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Lyriq Larry


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Dear Santa,
My name is Vayda Guido. I
am 10 months old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me some clothes, a baby
doll, and a rocking horse.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Vayda Guido

Dear Santa,
My name is Makayan Jones.
I am 7 months old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me books, socks, and a
rattle.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Makayan

Dear Santa,
My name is lan Beck. I
am 8 months old. I have been
good this year. Would you please
bring me a car, a drum, and a
teddy bear.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
lan Beck


Dear Santa,
My name is McKaylah
Harrison. I am 9 months old. I
have been good this year. Would
you please bring me toys, books,
and a teddy bear.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
McKaylah Harrison

Dear Santa,
My name is Christopher
Lee. I am 6 months old. I have
been good this year. Would you
please bring me toys, shoes, and
a pack-n-play.
I will leave you some milk
and cookies and some carrots
for the reindeer out by the tree.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Christopher Lee

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Was wondering if you
could bring me a digi makeover,
and a Baby Annabell bed for my
doll. One more thing, I know you
know how many Webkinz I have,
but I was wondering if you could
buy me some more. I would be
happy with what ever else you
get me. Merry Christmas!
I love you,
Brandis Barney


Phone (850) 227-1133


Age: 10

PS I will leave you milk and
cookies. I'll leave the reindeer
carrots! It was what I left them
last year too! Could you try to
get my nana something this year
too!?

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? What
I want for Christmas is a Wii,
because when I'm bowling it
is bowling. The second thing I
want for Christmas is a pen that
has an eraser. It can erase pen
writing. The last thing I want
for Christmas is a wooden robot.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas,
Brooks Kennington
Age 8

Dear Santa,
Guess what I have? I have
special friends. Oh, and the
only toy I want for Christmas
are Battle Ship Torpedo Attack,
Nerf N-Strick Long Shot, two
blasters in one attachable scope
and fire-clips. The last thing I
want is Nerf N-Strik. This Nerf
blaster is three blasters in one
with a little blaster that shoots
one dart and a medium size
blaster that shoots six darts and
a floam missile launcher. You are
the best man in the world!
Your friend,
Andrew Harcus
Age 7

Dear Santa,
I want for you to give poor
people toys only if there nice,
even everybody momys. I love
you Santa. For Christmas I want
a guitar and remote control
car that goes in water and
dirt. Then I want is Lightning
McQueen cars. I wish you a
Merry Christmas. p.s. Write me
letter back.
Merry Christmas,
Mary Barwick

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
an Ipod Nano, playstation 3, and
last but not least I want a bell
from your sled. I wonder how you
land your sled here? What does
you Christmas tree look like?
Have you ever seen the seven


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make it here in one night?
Sincerely,
AJ Brake
Age 7

Dear Santa,
Will you help poor and give
them a gift? Dear Santa can you
help all of my wounds and my
sisters and my brothers too.
And help the people that really
need it. Dear Santa what I want
for Christmas is a new bike and
a set of army men That is all I
want for Christmas.
Sincerely you friend,
Jordan

Dear Santa,
I would like a lipglass kit,
Brat tatton Yasiman, and a
laptop. I appreciate your elfs
for making the toy and for the
reindeers delivering them. For
you Santa, you get homemade
peanutbutter cookies with a
glass of milk on the side so
you will have strong muscles
for flying out in the night.
That's all I need to have a good
Christmas.
P.S. I love you Santie
Clause.
Sincerely,
Amber Turman
Age: 8, height: 52in
Weight: 52 Y2

Dear Santa,
My name is Isaiah. I live
in Port St. Joe. For Christmas
I would like one thing for
Christmas. I would like a clock
for Christmas. For my sister a
new anything. For my mom a new
phone. Santa you are the best! I
wish I was you.
Thank you,
isaiah Russ
Age 8

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clause? Is
she alright. I would like to have
a phone, Brats, an a puppy.
Maybe I would like a clock too.
Santa can I get a toy Elf, deer,
cook book, and a cooking stove.
By Santa. If you can't find my
house it is in Port St. Joe.
I wish you a Merry
Christmas!


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holiday cheer

To thank you
or your visits here

And no matter
what you play

May it all go smoothly
this holiday!

Charlie, Dana,
Ellen & Chaney


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Happy New Year,
Zykeriah Pittman 9 years
old

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a
traynieak, gold milk and cerial
If you ever wonder who this is,
my name is Joseph. I'm 8 and I
just wanted to know how are you
doing working so hard. Remimber
me forever and tell all the elfs
I said Merry Christmas and
have a good Christmas themself
and have fun. They have been
working hard too. Ho Ho Ho
Merry Christmas Santa Clause!
Love,
Joseph Clayton

Dear Santa,
What I really want for
Christmas is a Brat Doll. One
with Blonde hair, one with brown
hair, and another with hair and
dark skin. Another thing I want
is a ipod, light blue please and
thank you if you get that color
any other color. One other thing
I want is a razer cellphone, any
color and yes I am a second
grader please don't think I
am crazy. Have a very merry
Christmas. PS Don't forget my
stocking!!!
Sincerely, Lexi Combx
Age 8

Dear Santa,
My name is Cully. Go to
Port St. Joe Elem. I'm 8 years
old and I love math. This year
I would only one thing and that
is a mp3 player and that's it
for me. For my dog I would like
some chew toys, dog treats, and
some dog bones. For my hamster
he would like little and some
food. My sister would want some
art supplies and some dolls. My
Mom and Dad want a electric
shaver and some jewelry. PS
What is it like up in the North
pole? Wait there is one more
thing for me it is a razar phone
Mery Christmas,
Cully Kerigan

Dear Santa,
How are The People in
the Noth Pole? I hope every
one is fine. His year I would
like 3 thing! Oh my name is
Taylor so I want a laptop and


anew bike. The one you gave me
last year it is not working. The.
last thing I want is to have my
family with me on Christmas. It:
is Christmas spirit.
Merry Christmas,
Taylor Todd
Age 7

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa, how are you
doing? I hope you can make
it Santa Clause. Please com
to my house Santa Clause.
First, I want a Wii and an
electronic dirtbike. Next, I
want a basketball goal, ball, and
course. Merry Christmas,
Thank You,
Luke Caldwell

Dear Santa,
What I want to do this-
Christmas is to be nice to people,
and a lot of things. The present.
I would like are webkinzs,.
30 colored pencils, and some:
surprises. OH! I have been good
but not perfect. I told some lie
but not many. I have a question.
My question is how do reindeer
fly? I have a Christmas tree and
I decorate it with ornaments. I
live in Port St. Joe, Florida. I:
love Christmas a lot. My favorite,
color is light blue. BYE SANTA!-
Hope you love my letter.
Love,
Jasephine Adsit
Age 7

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want
everyone to have a Merry
Christmas. Next, I want a new
swing set and a play house.
That's all I want for Christmas!
Fly careful.
Love, Georgia Lee
Age 8

Dear Santa,
You do a very good job. Say
hi to Mrs. Clause for me. I'm
8 years old and my sister is 5.
For Christmas I want a puppy
that's a boy. My sister wants a
pretty dolly. My brother wants
an xbox360. My dad wants an
electric saw and Mom wants new
shoes. PS Your friend Thomas
Merry Christmas
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Dear Santa,
My name is Lashavion. I
go to Port St. Joe Elementary
School. First, I want a Bratz
doll. Next, a Mysine doll and a
laptop. You don't have to worry
I am good all the time. Thank
you Santa very much. I hope
you have a good Christmas and
a Happy New Year.
Merry Christmas
Lashavion McCloud

Dear Santa, merry
christmas
this year I want every
boty to have a very good merry
christmas. another thing I want
for christmas is a horse to ride
and I will let my Mama and
my daddy ride it and my uncle
shane and my gump gump ride
it to. The last thing I want for
christmas is a new doll house to
play with my dools. and I will
share with my friends have a
good christmas and have a happy
new yeas.
merry christmas
Lillie
Age 7

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a big,
fast and fun new four wheeler.
It is black and gray and it has
reverse. Another thing I want is
a remote controlled plane. I pick
things like a rock. The last thing
I want is a new fishing rod that


is strong. Thank for all the their
is you've giving me. Santa your
a nice man. Christmas is a fun
time.
Your friend,
Caleb Lee Othic
Age 8

Dear Santa,
How are you? This is what I
would like for Christmas. I want
a PSP for Christmas. Next, I
would like a Bratz laptop for
Christmas, last I would like
a Moped. Then, I want you to
have a Merry Christmas. Thanks
if you leave some presents on
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Arianna Allen

Dear Santa,
How are you? All I want
for Christmas is a Razor and a
Ipod and next a wii. I want those
cause they are fun. I hope you
have a great Christmas.
Your friend Alvin,
From Alvin Dempsey

Dear Santa, .
How are you? I would like
a puppy and a wii and a laptop.
Reason I want a puppy is
because I wan play with it when
I get hom. I want a laptop so I
can do my homework on it. Have
a good trip back home.
Love,
Mya Schram


Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I would
like a Playstation 3 and 2. Next
I want a Wii. I want a Nintendo
DS because it is fun and because
I want a Playstation is I got
robber. I want a We because I
hear it is fun.
Your friend, Ethan Nguyen

Dear Santa,
How are you? Are the
reindeer all right? How is Mrs.
Clause and the elfs. Theys are
the toys I want for Christmis.
I dog anp next is a pokedex last
but not least is a key board. The
I dog amp which listens to muisc.
Next is a Pokedex the pokedex
tells you about pokemon. Last is
a key board to make music.
Love: Ciara Glenn
Merry Christmas

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus doing? I
hope she is doing good. I want
an Ipod, a DS, and some new
earrings. Have a great Christmas
Santa. Have a great Christmas
Mrs. Clause
Love,
Gracie Cryderman

Dear Santa,
Do you make a trip around
the world? I bet you do. I like
you. I love to play on a computer.
Could you please bring me


a Bratz laptop computer. I
would like some make up and a
squawking talking parrot. You
have done lot of good work.
Love, Lexie Peck
Thank you

Dear Santa,
I hope you have a lot of
people on that notebook and
I want to be on it too. I want
a moped, a PSP and a makeup
set. That is what I want for
Christmas. Please add me on
the note book.
Love, Destiny Gadson

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been a
good boy this year. I would like a
squawking, talking parrot and a
Red Rider BB gun with bullets
too. I would like a pokeman that
I can play with at home. I hope
you have a good time.
Love
Derek Whitehead

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? This
year I want a Nintendo DS.
Next, I want an Ipod because it
plays a lot of music. Last I want
a psp because it plays a lot of
games I hope your Christmas is
good Santa and I hope the elfs
are doing good.
Your, friend
Bryce Register


Dear Santa,
How are you? This year I
want a Nintendo DS because
they have cool games. Next I
want is a Star Was PSP because
I like Starwr. Last I want a Star
War PSP game. Have a great
trip.
Love,
Hunter Ward

Dear Santa,
How are you? I want a
Nintendo DS for Christmas. And
I want make for Christmas. And
for Christmas I want Pokemon
Diamond and Pearl. About.the
makeup I want 20 pieces of
makeup. And about the Nintendo
DS I want it to be pink. I hope
you have a safe trip.
Your friend
Jessica Davis

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa, how are you? Have
I been good? May I please have
a Nintendo DS. May I please
have a playstation 3 with 3
controllers too. Last may I have
Lego Star Wars the Ultimate
Saga for the xbox 360. Hope
you make it.
Your friend,
Joshua Hagans

Dear Santa,
How are you? This year I
would like a Intendo DS with
a spongebob game, a Hannah


Montana game, a Zack and Cody
game. I want an I Pod so I can
put music on it. Some skates so
when we go to the skating rink I
can bring them. With my I Pod I
could listen to it.
Merry Christmas Santa
Love, Teiyahna Hutchinson

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is it
going I have been good this year.
And for Christmas I want a wii
love Chris. And my sister wants
a new toy and she is one year old
so she wants a baby toy. Love
christopher and my sister
Love Christopher Allen

Dear Santa,
Howare you?This Christmas
I want wii with a pokemon game
Diamond and Pearl. It is cool.
Next I want a toy bow. Last I
want a PSP with a spiderman 3
game.
Love,
Max Imus
Burgos-Harris

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa Are the elf's
doing a good job making toys?
This Christmas I want Guitar
Heroes, Wii, and a psp. I hope
you fly safe in your sled to give
the kids there toys. I hope you
put me on the nice list.
Love, Devyn Wallace


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Dear Santa,
How have you been doing.
I have been doing great. What
I want for Christmas is a baby
for real. Next I want a Nintendo
DS.
Love, Sarah Province

Dear Santa,
How are you? I would like
a Wii. I hope you can get here
safe. Can you please bring me
a xbox360. Can you help my
cat Oreo he can't walk straight.
Please bring me a Red Rider bb
gun.


Your friend,
James


Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me 1. Pirate Ship 2.
Mud truck 3. Optimus Prime 4.
John Deere tractor. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love,
Ace Cannon
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a Barbie Dream
House and a Barbie jeep with
music. I love you very much and
have a good day!. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love,
Madelyn Gortmoller
The Learning Center


Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me Dora, boots,
skates, Diego, little Santa,
little sleigh, little reindeer,
and baby jaguar. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love,
Chase Lanford
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a leap frog, a
baby doll, and a new bicycle.
Also I want a bottle to feed my
baby. I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love,
Laura Beth Hill
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me bumblebee. I
will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Trent
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a drum set
because I love instruments, a
swing set for my back yard and
for my front yard, and I would
like for Santa to ride on a Choo-
choo train with presents in it.
I will leave you some milk and


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cookies.
Love,
Porter Hodges
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. Please bring me a turtle.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Dru
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. Please bring me Airplane
pow pow games toys and sour
gummies. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Love,
Dane Mallon
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a shark boat, a
big bicycle because I'm getting
big, a airplane, a paper cutter,
like Kayleigh Gotz, some legos,
a pair of socks, a boy teaset
with fire on the cups, and some
homework stuff. And please
bring my sister Ashleigh some
earrings and some makeup. I
will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Bradley Lewis
The Learning Center


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Please bring me tennis shoes,
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will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Zoe Gerlach
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me Fireman Legos.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Everett
The Learning Center

Dear Santa/Jesus,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a Dora Mermaid
like Emma Grace. I will leave
you/my daddy some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Allie Godmin
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. Please bring me butterfly
garden + a rainbow unicorn.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Macy Denhart
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,


I have been good this year.
Please bring me I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love,

The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a four wheeler
+ nurse clothes + a Dr. kit.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Sarah Metcalf
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a baby doll, a
game, a real horse, and my own
cooking stove. Also, please
bring presents for Savannah,
Alyson, + Andrew. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love,
Brooklyn Sheppard
Age 5
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. Please bring me a bratz
drum, pink + purple string,
a canteen, a puzzle, and some
books. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Love,
Emily
The Learning Center


Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me An Enchanted
Book, a Giselle doll, and ia
Ratatouille movie. I will leave,
you some milk and cookies.
Love,
Elliana B.
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Please bring me a helicopter,
truck, and a bike. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love,
Philip
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
It's been a while sine I've
talked to you. I would like a
Wii and a four-wheeler for
Christmas. The Wii's are the
hottest game's out right now and.
I want a four wheeler because I
can ride on it.
With love,
Ethan Lofountone

Dear Santa,
It's been wuite a while
since I've written you a letter..
I hope you bring two things. I.
want a memory chip because;
I need to download songs. ,-
also want a compass. I can tell
North, South, East, and West.
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With Love,
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Dear Santa,
It's been a long time since I
have written to you! This is what
I ,want for Christmas. I want
an electric camouflage guitar.
I want an electric camouflage
guitar because I think I need it.
They are very cool I will take
some guitar lessons to get good!
Thank for last time,
With love,
Claudia Alcorn

Dear Santa,
It's been a long time
since Christmas. I hope that
you and Mrs. Clause are all
right. How are your reindeer
doing? I have two things that
I-want for Christmas. First, a
Disney Digital Movie Maker.
It is $79.99. Second, I want
a bell from your sled. Thank
you for listening to me, Merry
Christmas.
With love,
Cheyenne Nelson

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
a'Nintendo DS and you to make
sure that you make it bak to the
NortPol and I also hope my best
best reindeer Rudoph is guiding
tle sleigh.
With love,
Zacharies Egoth

Dear Santa,
It has been a long time since
I was six years old, but now I
am 8 years old. I am writing you
another letter. This year I want a
bling, bling and a lipstick. I want
those two things for Christmas.
Thanks for listening Santa.
With love,
Dyian Robinson

Dear Santa,
It's been a while since I
sent a letter to. I want a DS
and an electric scooter I want
a scooter so I can ride to my
friend's house and I want a DS
so I can play Pokemon Pearl.
Thanks for listening Santa!
With love,
Reese Jones

Dear Santa,
I want lots of presents, but


I will tell you two of them. I
want a Chuzzle program and the
cats computer program. Well I'll
try to see you and the elves at
my house. Hey Santa, I don't
have a chimney, you can use the
front door. By the way, I hope
Mrs. Claus is doing good!
Yours truly,
Rowan Paul

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Santa,
my brother Tyler Crum tole
me that he shot your reindeer,
including Rudolph. I would
like a MP3 player and a lot of
High School Musical stuff too.
I think you are awesome Santa,
and I really believe in you.
Sincerely,
Cheyenne Crum

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written you a letter. I want a
Wii and a DS. Because my mom
doesn't buy me anything.
With love,
Jordan Maya

Dear Santa,
It's been a while since
I'ev sent a letter to ask for a
Christmas present. I just want
one present for Christmas, and
I want a Wii. I like the Wii
because you get to play games.
With love,
Brandan Brand

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written you a letter. I hope
you are doing good. This is what
I want for Christmas. I want a
30-30 rifle scope and a 20-Ga.
That is all.
With love,
Cole Thursby

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written you a letter. I hope
that you aredoing good. How
are Mrs. Claus and the reindeer
doing? I would like two things.
I would like a chocolate cake and
a four-wheeler. For Christmas
wrapped in a whole bunch of
love from my family. Thanks for
listening, Santa!


With love,
Trey Sanders

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written you a letter. I hope
you and Mrs. Clause are doing
well. How and how is Rachel's
elfs. The only things I want for
Christmas is a laptop and a Wii.
That come with Super Mario
games. Please bring them. I hope
you have a Merry Christmas. Tell
my elf and Rachel's elf that we
love them and I love you Santa.
With love,
Ruthie Sherman

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written you a letter. How are
you, Mrs. Clause, Rudolph, and
the reindeer doing? I am going
to tell you two things I want
right now. First I would like
Dance Dance Revolution. Next
I would like to have a phone.
Thank you for listening to my
letter Santa!
With love,
Ashton Chilaress

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy all
year long. This is what I want
for Christmas: our troops to be
sage, an Xbox360, and for it to
snow. Thank you for your time.
P.S. I will leave milk and
cookies for you.
SenSerley,
James White

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written you a letter. How
are you doing? Santa please
give me a cash register. I hope
you will be a good Santa. Santa
how are the reindeer doing? Is
Mrs. Clause and the elves doing
okay? Merry Christmas!
With love,
Tashma Gray

Dear Santa,
I haven't seen you in a long
time I've written you a letter.
How are you and Mrs. Claus I
wanted to tell you about what
I want for Christmas but before
I do that, how are the elves
doing? Now, back to what I
want for Christmas, I only want
two things right now. The thing
I want are a robot dog, and
an I pod. That's all I want for
Christmas Santa.
With love,'


Katherine Margaret

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! It's been quite
a while since I've written you a
letter. I would like a Wii because
it is so fun to play. The second
thing I would like is a X box
360. It is so awesome. Thank
you for listen Santal
Thank you again Santa,
Jacob Renfro

Dear Santa,
It's been quite a while since
I've written to you. There are 2
things I want for Christmas. A
reindeer cause I can git to school
faster and a Wii because it will
keep me from cotollers. Well,
seeya soon. Rock on Santa.
With love,
Tyler Eraye

Dear Santa,
My name is Cameron Brown.
I am two years old. I have been a
really good boy. I saw you in the
parade. Will you please bring
me a BIG tractor for Christmas.
My sister is a baby. Her name is
Carson, she wants a toy too. I
love you, Santa.
Love,
Cameron

Dear Santa,
My name is Erica Ramsey.
I am three years old. I have
been great this year. Will you
please bring me a Dora Kitchen
for Christmas. We have a lot of
presents under the tree so you
can just leave it next to the
tree. I Love you Santa. I hope I
can hug and kiss you.
Love,
Erica

Dear Santa.
My name is Dru Myers. I
am three years old. I have been
good. I will go to sleep in my
bed and wait for you to bring me
a present. I know it will take a
long time to get to my house. I
will leave you cookies and milk.
Love,
Dru

Dear Santa,
My name is Chase. I am
three years old. I have been
good. I want some presents.
I will leave some cookies and
apple juice for you.
Love,
Chase


Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clause and the
reindeer? I hope they ar feeling
fine. I hope the elves are getting
ready for Christmas. Please
rember to visit the Children all
over the world. Don't forget that
Christmas is about giving things
up that are special to you and
the birth of the new born king.
These are some of the things I
want for Christmas-a drum
set, R/C helicopter and aqua
dots, I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Sincerely,
Braden Baumgardener
2"d Grade

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph and the
other reindeer doing? Santa how
are you and Mrs. Claus feeling? I
hope you have a great Christmas.
What I want for Christmas is a
dirtbike, play station, flyrod,
and for J.P., a new pistol and
a new truck with 4 wheel drive.
Do not for get others and please
bring them some nice presents.
Merry Christmas.
Love,
Pete Bernal

Dear Santa,
My sister wants a Dora the
explorer pack. My brother wants
a Diego pack. I want a girl crush
and a bee movie, and a new pair
of shoes. We have Christmas
because it is Jesus' birthday.
Have a happy Merry
Christmas.
Love,


Madalynn Kay Clark

Dear Santa,
Please bring presents for
my friends and my family. Don't
forgot that Christmas is really
Jesus' birthday. Make sure to
bring my brother some fishing
stuff. Me and my brother will
leave you some cookies make
sure you eat them all. Merry
Christmas, Santa.
Love,
Xavier Pittman

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing? How are your elves?
Please tell Rudolph I said hello.
I want for everyone to be happy
on christmas. And I want a spy
kit Next I want a game boy with
two screens and a plaza screen
t,v. Last of all I want a psp that
has a dragon game. I hope you
hav a safe trip on Christmas
Eve.
Love,
James Giles

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph? Is he
doing good? I hope he isn't
sick. For Christmas I want ten
Frist Act big speakers and some
new cymbals. I need new top too
and new guitar strings for my
brother's guitar. I want every
pst games games and a 20 guage
shotgun We need to learn more
about what Christmas is really
about.
Love,
Burke Godwin


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Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing this year? How is Rudolph
and his shinny red nose? How
is everyone at the North Pole?
Are your reindeer doping good?
I have been good this year. I
made all A's in school. I had my
name in the news paper. May I
have a doll, ball, qwatch, toy
computer, littlest pet shop, hat,
shoes, a fake pony, toy remote
cen tral car, book, wii. Are your
elves working hard Thank you
for Christmas and the Joy in the
world. Merry Christmas And get
my mom a Dale Earnheart Jr.
hate.
Love,
Lacey Linton

Dear Santa,
Anta how are you? How is
Ms. Claus? I would like a remote
control car, 20 guage, Fred
Bear lill bray, arrows, hunting
video game with all levels beat,
Thrillville. Please bring toys for
children that don't have homes.
I hope the rein deer are in good
shape for the Christmas ride.
Love,
Jake Paterson

Dear Santa,
Are you feeling good
this Christmas? Are the elves
working hard? Is Mrs. Claus
doing well? I hope your reindeer
are in great shape/I would like
a turtledove stuffed animal for
Christmas. Could you give the
Children who don't have a home
a present this year too? Can you
get a fake angel? I hope you have
a safe trip on Christmas Eve.
Sincerely,
Marcella Phelps

Dear Santa,
How have you and Mrs.
Claus been doing this year?
Santa, can you please bring me
a game boy with a super mario
game? I would like for you to
bring my mom a night gown
and my dada Florida Gator shirt
and hat. Can you also bring my
brother a truck with a jet ski
to And my sister a Sara Evans
T-shirt and pants? Be sure to
find the cookies I will leave you


on my table by the Christmas
tree.
Love,
Lexie Plair

Dear Santa,
How have you and Mrs.
Claus been doing? Can you
bring me a DS, Hello Kitty cash
register, Hello Kitty ATM, and a
Hannah Montana CD. My little
brother Lance wants a Diego
bed spread, and I want a Hannah
Montana bed spread, too. Also,
can you please bring my big
sister Meme a computer? Look
under my Christma tree for you
cookies. Merry Christmas
Love,
Brooklynn Quinn
2"1 Grade

Dear Santa,
Are your elves working
hard? I hope they are because
I'm ready for Christmas. And
what I want for Christmas is-a
skateboard, some games, and
other stuff too. But I really
would like a bell from your sled.
Merry Christmas! oh and look
for the cookies and milk that I
will leave for you at the door. I
like youl
Sincerely,
Michael Wilson Sherrill

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus and
Rudolph the rednose reindeer
today? Will Rudolph be helping
you on the sleigh? I bet your
elves are doing a great job on
the toys. I want a horse, books,
Ipod, D.S, and a Dimand and
Pearl Game. My sister Alana
wants a lot of Barbiesi My
brothers Donte and Crhis wants
lots and lots of trains and cars.
Donte wanx's a big screen
T.V. and a DS also he want's
a poke'mon Dimond and Pearl
game. My teacher Mrs. Whitfield
wants 20 kids with very smart
brains. Merry Christmas to
allf1!!!llllllll!III
Love,
Alexia Taylor

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Claus? I hope ya'll are doing


fine. How are your eleves?
I hope you bring me lots of
presents because I been a good
girl this year. For Christmas I
want a digital camera, a psp,
Baby Alive, PS@ candycanes,
bubblegum machine, and a guitar
with a microphone. I will bake
some cookies and milk for you.
Your friend, Edrena
Watkins
2 Grade

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph? I think he
will have to come because it is
going to be foggy on Christmas
Eve. Could you remember all of
the children that are on the good
list. I want a MP3 player and
one of those dancing dogs and a
talking parrot. I hop you have a
safe trip on Christmas Eve.
Love,
Ben Wilder

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I have
been a good girl this year. I know
my brother has been bad but he
is trying to do better. I hope you
never cancel Christmas because
it is the best time of the year.
Can I please have a kids Bop
12 CD. I need some Bratz with
some Bratz clothes. My brother
wants a bike with training wheel.
Are your rein deer feeling well?
I hope one is not sick because if
one is you would have to cancel
Christmas. I hope you have a
Merry Christmas.
Love,
Alexis Wilson

Dear Santa,
Are you taking Rudolph
the red nose rein deer, on your
Christmas trip? I hope so. How
are you and Mrs. Claus doing?
If you are sick I hope you get
better. When you come to my
house, look on my table and
there will be cookies and milk. I
do not know how many presents
I want for Chistmas, but one of
them is a dirtbike. I hope you
have a safe trip back to the
North Pole.
Love,
Blake Wood
2"d Grade


Dear Santa,
How are things at the North
Pole? How are the elves? How is
everyone? You are very nice to
the world. Christmas is so much
fun. You get to be with your
family. Please remember the
kids all over the world and bring
them toys to play with and bring
them joy. For Christmas I would
like dolls, littest pet shop,
ponies, a play computer, a ball,
and more books. My brother
wants a wii. Have a great trip.
Love,
Lauren Hall

Dear Santa,
How have you and your
reindeer been this year? How
is Mrs. Claus? Christmas is
coming soon. Are your elves
working hard? Is your Christmas
tree up yet? We all need to
remember that Christmas is a
celebration of Jesus' birthday.
For Christmas I want a C.D.
Player, M.P.3 player and a new
dress. Don't for get all the
other kids in the world. Thank
you! And Merry Christmas.
Your friend, Marlowe
VanSant
2" Grade

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Santa
doing? Do you have a Jr. Santa
yet? How are Rudolph and the
elves? I hope you are doing well
this year. It is very nice of you
to help give us toys. Here is
what I want for Christmas a C-D
player, tv for my room, candy,
and a great hose just like my
Aunt Ama's, But most of all I
want most of all is my dad to
be able, to come to all of my
birthday parties.
Sincerely,
Savannah Swartz

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a bike,
AC ADLILLA truck and a basket
ball goal with a ball.
Jytrel

Dear Santa,
I want a video game with
Diego, a fire truck, and some
tools. Thank you. I will leave
you some cookies and milk. And
I would like a Dora game too.
Love,
Corel

Dear Santa,
My name is Allen. I am five
years old I want a spiderman
train and andare mote truck.


Thanks,
Allen Fowler

Dear Santa,
I am six years old and I have
been a good girl. Please bring
me a cinderella telephone, a
bicycle to ride with my friends,
and a white baby doll with black
hair and a purple dress for her
to wear!
Love always,
Aaliyah M.

Dear Santa,
My name is Eureka Gainer.
I have being a good girl this
year. So would you please bring
me these following things a
power wheel jeep, a dog and
some dolls. I will have you some
yummy cookies and milk.
Love,
Eureka Gainer

Dear Santa,
How's the reindeer? I
would like a PSP. I would like
a Ceral Machine. Santa Garden
tools would be great.
Love,/
Max

Dear Santa,
For Christmas this year I'd
like a scooter, a bionacle game
(game boy), and a race track or
train set.
I know I haven't been the
best little boy, but I'll try
harder Next year.
Merry Christmas! I like


Sincerely,
Isaac Wilson


Dear Santa,
I would like you to bring
me a scooter, a Hannah Montana
phone and a pair of Hannah
Montana Boots. I hope I am
on the nice list. Thank you for
giving us presents.
Love,
Zoey

Dear Santa,
I want an Xbox.
I want a basketballgoal.
I want a Xbox games.
Thanks,
Jackel

Dear Santa,
I want hot pick skates and
a pink digital camera. I want
the little pet shop horse and
cat thing. I really want all this
for Christmas. I saw u in my
chimney last night.
Hannah Grace Smith


Dear Santa,
I would KEA BB
drumset my own computer
Love Amy


Dear Santa,
My name is Alana. I am 5
years old. For Christmas I would
like a bracelet a digital camera,
and a i-dog with mp3 player
please.
Love,
Alana

Dear Santa,
My name is River Rollins,
and I have been a good boy this
year. Please leave me a game
or tow for my gameboy and
playstation 2. Also I would like,
a MatchBox Mega Rig Shark
Adventure, and the Pop-up4
Pirate Island. Also something to
ride on outside. I will leave you
milk and cookies
Thank you! Love,
River Rollins

Dear Santa,
Will see you on Christmas,
December 25 because I have
been a god boy. I would like a.
Nintendo DS, and a baseball
game for the Wii and a magic
set. Please bring my sister a
purse, a camera, and pink PJs. I
want my mom to have green PJs
and a green flower. I am going to
leave some milk and cookies.
Love,
Dawson Wood

Dear Santa,
My name, is Grady. I'm 5
years old. For Christmas I would
like a play motorcycle, roller
shoes, and a basketball goal
Love,
Grady


Dear Santa,
Will you bring
Christmas Bear
Barbie car
I luv you Santa
Thank you,
Sonnieo


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I would like a guitar, _
basketball set, and a trampoline'
I hope you will bring it. Thank
you for bringing us toys s'
we can share and play. One
more thing, a remote control
helicopter. I love you Santa.
Love,
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Dear Santa,
My name is Jireh Gant. I
am 5 years old. I woud like for
you to tell my mommy and daddy
to bring me a princess portable
d.v.d. player, High School
Musical 2 the movie and a
make-up game for my t.v. Thank
you so much.
Love,
Jireh Gant

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
hope just fine... All I want
for Christmas is some Heelys,
airplane, guitar, and a t.v. May
God Bless You!
Love,
Davieh

Dear Santa,
I love you. I'm going to
be good for Santa. I would like
the Barbie House, a little glass
Christmas angel. And Iwill be
careful with it. And a little
teddy bear, and a little new bike.
Thank you
Love,
Olivia Kent
6yrs

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. I love you Santa. I would
like to have a butterscotch
pony, a new song player, and a
new digital camera. Could you
please bring my little brother
R.C. something, too?
Love Always,
SKT Nessly
Age 6yrs old

Dear Santa,
Y name is Ashley. I am 5
yr old I would like for you to
bring me playset, beauty salon
and portable laptop.
Thank you Santa
I Love You,
Ashley Harville

Dear Santa,
My name is Kelvin Griffing
and I am six years olf. For
Christmas I would like a
Powerwheels Fourwheeler, a new
game for my Gameboy Advance,


and a remote control truck, they can have the same stuff we
Sincerely, have. I hope they have a good
Kelvin Christmas.
From,


Dear Santa,
I want a Bratz ice-cream
maker, a pet puppy, and a
swimming baby doll. I love you
Santa. Merry Christmas.
Love,
Brianna
5 yrs old

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl
this year. I would like to get a
new bicycle, MP3 player, Disney
Princess castle, Leapster,
Whack-a-mole tower game and
Hannah Montana dance along.
Please tell Mrs. Clause and the
elfs I said Hello!
Love,
Brittany

Dear Santa,
I would like a toy robot, a
super fast bike and some army
men.
Thank you so much,
Dylan
Age 6

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
girl and I have been nice to my
little sister. Could you please
bring me a new bike and a
diamond ring and roller blades
and new clothes and playstation
games and markers so I can do
artwork.
Love,
Micaela Fedd

Hi Dearest Santa,
My name is Farrah-Jade
Watts. I am 6 years old,
For Christmas I would like
a Nintendo D.S and a MP#
player and some Heeleys. And
this year, I have been a very
good girl again Santa.
Love,
Farrah-Jade

Dear Santa,
I would like a Nintendo
DS and a Pokemon game. I will
give the poor people money so


Tristan Doran


Dear Santa,
I want a
Christmas please.
Thank you,
Gabriel


bicycle for


Dear Santa,
I want a Brad doll also
puzzle and games.
Ashly Eubanks

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
to have Danny Phantom, the
video game and toy, and I want
the Ben 10 video game and all
the toys, also Timmy Turner
game too! I will be good and I
promise to leave you cookies
and milk.
Love,
Christian

Dear Santa,
My name is James Smith. I
am 5 years old. I have been very
good this year. Will you please
bring me a spongebob lamp, a
red remote control car and a
TMNT game and toy? Please
come to my house and me and
Haley will leave you some milk
and cookies for a snack. HO HO
HO Merry Christmas
I Luv U,
James

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer
doing? I can't waitfor Christmas!
I want a candy machine, butter
fly garden, and moon shoes. I'll
leave you milk and cookies!
Love, Riley
Age 6

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a little
TV for my room. Also I want a
cute barbie computer. Please
last I want a little puppy dog
that I can cuddle.
Thank you Love,
Bailey Lake, 5


Dear Santa,
I want a pink pony.
I want a Strawberry
Shortcake doll.
I want a Bratz doll.
Love,
Cheyenne Cole
Age 5

Dear Santa,
My name is Lauren Bentley,
I am Five Years old. I have not
been good in school. But I will
next year. I will like a Laptop,
Skates and cloths. Thanks,
Lauren.
Thanks,
Lauren

Dear Santa,
My name is Joseph. I am
six years old. I want a new bike.
Merry Christmas!
Love, Joseph

Dear Santa,
My name is Sara Whitfield.
I am 6 yrs. old. I have been very
good this year. Please bring me
a Fur Berry and some sea animal
toys I saw in a magazine. Me
and my brother will leave you
some cookies to snack on.
Love,
Sara Whitfield

Dear Santa,
Hi. I am Malena Lynn
Ramsey and I am 5 years old.
I want a BRAT barbie doll with
the stuff a BRAT computer and
a BRAT boy.
Come see me!
We will leave you cookies
and milk Santa,
Love Malena

Dear Santa,
I want a teddy bear I can
play guitar and moon ShoeS.
Candy canes and cheerleader
doll and outfit. New crocks. A
fur berry. A My little Pony.
Love,
Rachel

Dear Santa,
I am 5 Merry Christmasl To
all people. Plese bring food to


the hungre people who dot have
food. I will have a Bud Fi Pixr
I Love Santa,
Madi

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy most
of the time. Will you please
bring me a navy ship helicopter,
MP3 player, truck w/ trailer
with a police boat. I will leave
you some pickles and fruit.
Love,
Heath Plair

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want an
orange camer comend a barbie
makeup head and makeup.
Love,
Savannah

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a Chou
Chou a puppy that knos my name
and a pony from the toystore.
Love,
Sara H
Age five

Dear Santa,
I've been very good most of
the time. I would like Tiger Shark
Attack Legos, Crab Crusher
Legos, and G.G. Star Fighter
Legos. Thank you Santa!
Love,
Jonathan


Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
boy this year. I would like a
Spiderman 3 Wii game. I would
also like a ninja turtle van. I will
love anythign else you would
like to bring me. I will leave
milk and cookies for you and the
reindeer some carrots.
I love you,
Brandon Barnes
Age: 6

Dear Santa,
I want a Noo teaset for
Christmas and I want macure
anna noo pupey ann I want a noo
toy mermabe anb a noo toy each
vloindstoy
Te be Ba
Rainey Nobles
5 yrs.

Dear Santa,
My name is Levi and I'm
3 years old and this year for
Christmas I would like a Guitar,
a keyboard, some drums, a
cook stove and some play food.
I've been really good, Santa,
so please leave me lots of
presents.
Love,
Levi Hanlon

P.S. I will leave you some
milk and cookies under my tree.


J
One by one, you've all stopped in
And filled our hearts to the brim
With gratitude and great joy too
For the friendship shared with you.
We wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday
season and a very prosperous New Yearl
Linda Elders Port St. Joe Realty Donna Murray
Beach Consultant 143 Aklins Island Dr. Realtor, GRI
Cape San Blas, Fl 32456
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Wishing you a happy and

healthy holiday season.

Thank you for the privilege

ofserving you this year.




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Not even the Great Depression could stop Santa from
visiting Port St. Joe in 1937.
The following article was printed in the Dec. 24, 1937
edition of The Star, during the newspaper's inaugural
year.


Famous Philanthropist to

Stop Here On World Tour

S. W. CLAUS, GIFT MAGNATE, TO VISIT PORT ST, JOE
AND GULF COUNTY THIS EVENING; CITY
EAGERLY AWAITS HIS ARRIVAL.

NORTH POLE, Dec. 24, 1937 (Prosperity Leased
Wire)-Efforts on the part of gloom-faced depressionists
to abolish the Yuletide proved unavailing here today with
the announcement by Santa W. Claus, local toy factory
proprietor, that Christmas would be held as usual this year.
Claus, after a five-hour closed conference with national
executives, told representatives of the Prosperity Press
service he would personally visit Port St. Joe and Gulf
County late tonight.
The colorful patron saint of Yuletide, who has been an
annual visitor in this district for the past hundred years or
more, has been exercising his six-teams of reindeer, and


according to reports is practically ready for
the 1937 trip. Blitzen,'flashy off reindeer of
the lead team, was thought to be definitely
out of the running this season because of a
defective shoe, but Saturday he was back to
practice with the first team.
"We've spent the better part of eleven
months getting ready for the Port St. Joe
trip this year," Santa (as he is affectionately
called by thousands of friends), said. "Some
people have reported to me that times
weren't so good down in the States. Huh,
you shouldn't kick. Here at the North Pole,
according to statistics furnished by the North
Pole Chamber of Commerce, we've had hard
times for years. The ground is frozen twelve
months a year. The sun doesn't shine half the
time, and there isn't a tree for hundreds of
miles!
"Those pessimists who are always wailing
about spending money and how tough the
times are should come to see my place some
time. We don't have money up here and
you can build a house of ice for practically
nothing. Down in Port St. Joe you've got
the warm Gulf of Mexico, palms and paved
roads. Such things are unheard of up here.
My men think you've got a paradise."
Claus stated he looks forward to the new
trip and will be anxious to see how all the old
chimneys are. He warns that any presents
that may have arrived before he gets here
should not be opened until Christmas.


Distinguished Visitor to City


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